Alaska Reference Database

The Alaska Reference Database originated as the standalone Alaska Fire Effects Reference Database, a ProCite reference database maintained by former BLM-Alaska Fire Service Fire Ecologist Randi Jandt. It was expanded under a Joint Fire Science Program grant for the FIREHouse project (The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse). It is now maintained by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and FRAMES, and is hosted through the FRAMES Resource Catalog. The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text (p.1) ... 'The Forest Service of the Department of the Interior has long recognized forest protection as one of the important problems facing the people of this country. Scientific methods of increasing forest wealth can avail little...

Person: Wright
Year: 1967
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

An explosives system is now available that enables crews to construct firelines faster and with less environmental impact than conventional methods, the explosives system has been thoroughly tested and presents minimal hazards under wildfire conditions...

Person: Lott
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text:'during the field season of 1976 tests were undertaken by the Forest Fire Research Institute to determine the friction reduction effectiveness of Firestream Plus. Firestream Plus is an electrolytic hydrocarbon oxide polymer...

Person: Townsend, Higgins
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text... 'The data in these tables and in the two additional tables listing "near-fatal” fires (Tables 3 and 4) help demystify these related fire types. It is possible to identify some common denominators of fire behavior in both...

Person: Wilson
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Economic limitations prevent the mapping over large areas of forest fire fuel types using conventional forestry methods. The information contained in such maps would be a valuable tool for assisting in initial attack planning, presuppression planning...

Person: Kourtz
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This report summarizes the development, history, and operational use of liquid ammonium phosphate and polyphosphate fire retardants since their first use in the early l960's. Several liquid ammonium polyphosphates were evaluated as long-term...

Person: George, Blakely, Johnson, Simmerman, Johnson
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS