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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The Minimum Acceptable Visibility (MAV) table was originally provided by the California Highway Patrol in response to an inquiry  relative to acceptable highway visibility reduction caused by smoke. The table was included in chapter two of the 1991...

Person:
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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

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Person: Anderson
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The forecast skill of the National Meteorological Center's medium range forecast (MRF) numerical forecasts of fire weather variables is assessed for the period June 1, 1988 to May 31, 1990. Near-surface virtual temperature, relative humidity, wind...

Person: Roads, Ueyoshi, Chen, Alpert, Fujioka
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Modelling of the wind effect on the rate of spread of a flame in a forest fire usually employs a wind velocity measured at mid-flame height. An alternative formulation is proposed in this paper, based on the wall shear-stress produced by the wind on...

Person: Viegas, Neto
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Smoldering ground fires can raise mineral soil temperatures above 300°C for several hours with peak temperatures near 600°C. Such temperatures can result in the decomposition of organic material and kill important soil organisms. The heat evolved per...

Person: Frandsen
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Redmann
Year: 1991
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 Technical Note is an attempt to summarize what has been done in a number of areas of the world to provide adequate forecasts of fire danger in terms of past, present and forecast weather conditions. It is not intended...

Person:
Year: 1961
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS