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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

Rate of fire spread and flame length were observed on six prescribed headfires in the sagebrush (Artemisia)/bunchgrass vegetation type in western North America. Spread rate and flame length predictions from the fire behavior prediction system BEHAVE...

Person: Bushey
Year: 1985
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

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Person: Van Lear, Waldrop
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Shoulders, Johansen
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Aerial drip torch devices have potential for dramatically increasing acreage burned annually. Aerial burning requires different and broader concepts than hand burrning, more advance planning, more attention to detail, and at least a basic understanding...

Person: Wade, Stevens
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Aerial ignition using plastic spheres (similar to ping-pong balls) charged with potassium permanganate activated by ethylene glycol and dropped from a low flying helicopter is a proven system to safely prescribe burn large areas in a short time for...

Person: Wade, Gnann
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS