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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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This dataset provides estimates of wildfire progression, as represented by date of burning (DoB), within fire scars across Alaska and Canada for the period 2001-2015. The estimated DoB was derived using an algorithm for identifying the first fire...

Person: Loboda, Hall
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Data
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires are a dominant disturbance to boreal forests, and in North America, they typically cause widespread tree mortality. Forest fire burn severity is often measured at a plot scale using the Composite Burn Index (CBI), which was originally...

Person: Fraser, van der Sluijs, Hall
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Bryophytes are dominant components of boreal forest understories and play a large role in regulating soil microclimate and nutrient cycling. Therefore, shifts in bryophyte communities have the potential to affect boreal forests’ ecosystem processes. We...

Person: Jean, Alexander, Mack, Johnstone
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires emit O3 precursors but there are large variations in emissions, plume heights, and photochemical processing. These factors make it challenging to model O3 production from wildfires using Eulerian models. Here we describe a statistical...

Person: Gong, Kaulfus, Nair, Jaffe
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire is an important driver of change in most forest, savannah, and prairie ecosystems and fire-altered organic matter, or pyrogenic carbon (PyC), conveys numerous functions in soils of fire-maintained terrestrial ecosystems. Although an exceptional...

Person: Pingree, DeLuca
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Presented by Heidi Strader, Randi Jandt, Jenn Jenkins, Alison York and Robert Ziel. Optional webinar for AFSC remote sensing workshop presenters to introduce the Alaska fire management context. We will summarize the natural history of fire in the state...

Person: Strader, Jandt, Jenkins, York, Ziel
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

From the Spring 2017 AFSC Remote Sensing Workshop: Opportunities to Apply Remote Sensing in Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Management and Science.

Person: Loehman, Saperstein, Miller, Hrobak, Loboda, Veraverbeke, Hoy
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Wildland fire is a natural phenomenon and influential force of the Earth’s climate system. During the past decades, increased large wildland fire activities, longer wildland fire durations, and longer wildfire seasons in the United States have received...

Person: Liu
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

From the Spring 2017 AFSC Remote Sensing Workshop: Opportunities to Apply Remote Sensing in Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Management and Science.

Person: Miller
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

From the Spring 2017 AFSC Remote Sensing Workshop: Opportunities to Apply Remote Sensing in Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Management and Science.

Person: Whitman
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES