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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 paper looks first at the kind of forest fire statistics that are currently available in Canada. The main statistics are number of fires area burned, causes, and control costs. Good inventory data on burned areas are not available. The recent...

Person: Brand, Van Wagner
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The moisture content of the litter is one of the most important environmental factors affecting the ignition and propogation of a forest fire. The concept of equilibrium moisture content has proven utility in making a meaningful connection between...

Person: Viney, Hatton, Dawes
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Predictions of soil heating for two models were compared with temperatures and moisture contents measured in laboratory experiments. Columns packed with soil of different water contents and bulk densities were placed under a radiant gas heater....

Person: Hungerford, Campbell
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Boreal and subarctic peatlands comprise a carbon pool of 455 Pg that has accumulated during the postglacial period at an average net rate of 0.096 Pg/yr (1 Pg = 10'5 g). Using Clymo's (1984) model, the current rate is estimated at 0.076 Pg/yr...

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

We present floristic and structural data on seral plant communities (Old-Field, Grassland, Shrubland, and Early Successional, Mid-Successional, and Mature Forest) resulting from the current land use pattern in the Pinus-Quercus forests in the highlands...

Person: Gonzalez-Espinosa, Quintana-Ascencio, Ramirez-Marcial, Gaytan-Guzman
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Specification of monthly mean surface weather elements from concurrent fields of 700 mbar monthly mean height anomaly can help the US Forest Service to evaluate the potential for wildland fires. Multiple regression equations, therefore, were derived...

Person: Klein, Whistler
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Global warming may have many consequences for natural ecosystems, including a change in disturbance regimes. No current model of landscapes subject to disturbance incorporates the effect of climatic change on disturbances on decade to century times...

Person: Baker, Egbert, Frazier
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In this paper, several innovations to the firefighting process are summarized. Organizational innovations include the Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Protection Initiative, common interagency emergency management procedures, and the National Interagency...

Person: McCleese, Nichols, Walton
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Coastal wetlands rank among the most productive and ecologically valuable natural ecosystems on Earth. Unfortunately, they are also some of the most disturbed. Because they are productive and can serve as transporation arteries, coastal wetlands have...

Person: Bildstein, Bancroft, Dugan, Gordon, Erwin, Nol, Payne, Senner
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A number of nondestructive techniques for analyzing the timing, frequency, and magnitude of natural disturbances in forest stands are discussed in this paper. Intensive age determination of trees is desirable for reconstructing forest disturbance...

Person: Lorimer
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS