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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 Preface ... 'This text updates and expands the information contained in the first edition published by the National Fire Protection Association in 1963. The material included is the result of six years of study and compilation of research...

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

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

From the Introduction ... 'It is a well known fact that the presence of moisture exerts considerable influence on the difficulty of ignition and the subsequent rate of combustion of forest fuels. Its effect on ignition is primarily a result of the...

Person: Simard
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text: 'This report summarizes AIRPRO. Its purpose is to give the reader a general impression of what the program does. Detailed documentation is not being generally distributed because 1) the cost of printing a large number of copies...

Person: Simard, Young, Redmond
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This Report is a bibliography of publications on all aspects of forest fire produced during the period 1961 to 1977 at the Petawawa Forest Experiment Station. There are 64 items, listed chronologically in four categories. A short descriptive note...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Introduction: 'The purpose of the present study is to determine the rate at which various fuels can absorb water. The present study is concerned primarily with relative absorption and drying rates between various types of fuels. Future...

Person: Simard
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text:'In accordance with the mandate of the Congress, this study has placed particular emphasis on the need for additional air operational facilities to prevent or minimize loss of life and property resulting from forest or grass fires...

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

From the Introduction:'This paper has been prepared to provide some background information on the present utilization of airtankers in suppressing forest fires in Canada and to explore what might be done to improve the use pattern of this...

Person: Williams, McLean, Hodgson
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Foliar moisture content was sampled in five eastern Canadian conifers and two hardwoods during 1962-65, and seasonal trends were estabished. These were basically similar from year to year despite weather differences. The moisture content of new conifer...

Person: Van Wagner
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