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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Improved official equations are presented for the 1984 version of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System. The most recent mathematical refinements serve to further rationalize the Fine Fuel Moisture Code and render it more compatible with other...

Person: Van Wagner, Pickett
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This report presents the equations for the new 1976 metric version of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index. In addition to the changes needed to accommodate metric weather data, several mathematical improvements are introduced as well. These...

Person: Van Wagner, Pickett
Year: 1975
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Chandler
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text... 'Lightning continues to be the nation*s number one stormy weather killer. Annual lightning deaths probably exceed 200, although only about one half of these are reported in any single tabulation. Lightning injuries probably exceed...

Person: Mogil, Rush, Kutka
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The turbulent characteristics of 17 Canadian cumulus clouds have been documented using the measurements from a specially instrumented T-33 aircraft. Most of the 33 cloud penetrations were made through the tops of cumuli 1—4.5 km in depth. Turbulent...

Person: MacPherson, Isaac
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This report describes a study of the quality of - and uncertainty associated with - spot fire-weather forecasts prepared by National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters. The study involved the formulation of experimental probabilistic spot forecasts at...

Person: Brown, Murphy
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A cloud seeding technique is proposed which has the objective of stimulating rainfall from cumulus clouds drifting over forest fires. Preliminary tests of the ice crystal production capability of the cloud seeding technique were conducted on five...

Person: Isaac, Schemenauer, Crozier, Chisholm, MacPherson, Bobbitt, MacHattie
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Updating the National Fire-Danger Rating System (NFDRS) was completed in 1977, and operational use of it was begun the next year. The System provides a guide to wildfire control and suppression by its indexes that measure the relative potential of...

Person: Cohen, Deeming
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A rate equation for soil-surface moisture fraction is developed which makes use of the more customary bulk soil moisture content, as well as the soil-surface evaporation rate minus precipitation rate. The two empirical constants involved are estimated...

Person: Deardorff
Year: 1977
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