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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

Why is calibrating the fire behavior models important to predicting fire behavior - an interview with Mark Finney a Research Scientist at the RMRS Fire Sciences Lab. Mark highlight's considerations an analyst should make when validating fire behavior...

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

Why use FSPro - an interview with Mark Finney - This tool was developed to help inform risk based decisions associated with values at risk and probability of fire impacts to those values.

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

What makes a good analyst - some thoughts from Mark Finney and his perspective of what makes a good analyst. An analyst is curious about fire behavior, they use judgement and interpretation to communicate and validate models in relation to the actual...

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

Mark Finney provides some considerations when setting up FSPro analyses - What is it you want to know from the analysis - is it the likely hood something is going to happen or is it the potential something is going to happen? These are different...

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

"WFDSS Analyses: Getting Ready for the 2017 Season" webinar on May 17, 2017, organized by the Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee and presented by Rick Stratton, Jennifer Barnes, and Robert Ziel.

Person: Ziel, Barnes, Stratton
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES