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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 following list of fire research topics and questions were generated by personnel from agencies and organizations within AWFCG during 2014 Fall Fire Review and through other solicitations. The topics were initially ranked by the AWFCG Fire Research...

Person: York
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Significant changes occurring in the wildland fire environment of the United States are generatinguncharacteristic shifts in the complexity, behavior, extent, and effects of wildfires. Increases in wildfire numbers, temporal and spatial scales, and...

Person: Zimmerman, Lasko, Kaufmann
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

From the text ... 'Forest Service manuals and handbooks are full of binding standards intended to protect and guide employees. Training, tools, and information bolster safe operational objectives. Everyone from the Chief of the Forest service to...

Person: Barnett
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The key to successfully avoiding accidents is the development of equal parts confidence and caution.'

Person: Barnett
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The Wildfire Act is supported by the Fire Suppression Funding Solutions Partner Caucus and has been deemed especially critical in the face of global climate change. The Forest Service states that as a result of a changing...

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Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text lll 'Several types of firebreaks exist, and often more than one type of firebreak is used during a prescribed fire. Different types of firebreaks offer different levels of performance and permanence and have varying levels of...

Person: Wheeler
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Mega-fires are often defined according to their size and intensity but are more accurately described by their socioeconomic impacts. Three factors -- climate change, fire exclusion, and antecedent disturbance, collectively referred to as the 'mega...

Person: Stephens, Burrows, Buyantuyev, Gray, Keane, Kubian, Liu, Seijo, Shu, Tolhurst, van Wagtendonk
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Assessing the value of fire planning alternatives is challenging because fire affects a wide array of ecosystem, market, and social values. Wildland fire management is increasingly used to address forest restoration while pragmatic approaches to...

Person: Rideout, Ziesler, Kernohan
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Current wildland firefighter safety zone guidelines are based on studies that assume flat terrain, radiant heating, finite flame width, constant flame temperature and high flame emissivity. Firefighter entrapments and injuries occur across a broad...

Person: Butler
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The number of smoking-caused wildfires has been falling nationwide. In national forests in 2011, smoking-caused wildfires represented only 10% of their 1980 level. No other cause of wildfire has experienced this level of decline. For 12 states, we...

Person: Butry, Prestemon, Thomas
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS