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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 National Weather Service (NWS) Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) has been developed to provide a national standard Analysis of Record (AoR) for large scale verification and bias-correction efforts. The RTMA and related Un-Restricted mesoscale...

Person: Leach
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Predictive models of tree mortality and survival are vital for management planning and understanding fire effects in forest communities and landscapes. Post-fire tree mortality has been traditionally modeled as an empirical function of tree defenses (e...

Person: Cansler
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Deforestation from timber harvests and farmland conversions have led to 565 GtCO2 (billion tons of carbon dioxide) being emitted into the atmosphere. Taking into account natural regeneration on forestland, Houghton (2003, 2008) and Houghton et al. (...

Person: Mendelsohn, Sohngen
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This article develops a theoretical model to analyze the impact of policies to promote defensible space — the most prominent wildfire risk mitigation strategy on private property — on the overall level of defensible space in a community when homeowners...

Person: Taylor
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Abrupt changes in wind direction and speed can dramatically impact wildfire development and spread. Most importantly, such changes can pose significant problems to firefighting efforts and have resulted in a number of fire fatalities over the years....

Person: Powers, Bresch, Schwartz, Coen, Sobash
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Spot fires caused by lofted embers (i.e., firebrands) can be a significant factor in the spread of wildland fires. Embers can be especially dangerous near the wildland urban interface (WUI) because of the potential for the fire to be spread near or...

Person: Blunck, Butler, Bailey, Wagenbrenner
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Carbon monoxide (CO) exposure levels encountered by wildland firefighters (WLFs) throughout their work shift can change considerably within a few minutes due to the varied tasks that are performed and the changing environmental and fire conditions...

Person: Henn, Butler, Li, Sussell, Hale, Broyles, Reinhardt
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firefighters are exposed to numerous noise sources that may be hazardous to their hearing. This study examined the noise exposure profiles for 264 wildland firefighters across 15 job categories. All 264 firefighters completed questionnaires to...

Person: Broyles, Kardous, Shaw, Krieg
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We characterize the agreement and disagreement of four publically available burned products (Fire CCI, Copernicus Burnt Area, MODIS MCD45A1, and MODIS MCD64A1) at a finer spatial and temporal scale than previous assessments using a grid of three-...

Person: Humber, Boschetti, Giglio, Justice
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Global fire monitoring systems are crucial to study fire behaviour, fire regimes and their impact at the global scale. Although global fire products based on the use of Earth Observation satellites exist, most remote sensing products only partially...

Person: Artés, Oom, de Rigo, Houston Durrant, Maianti, Libertà, San-Miguel-Ayanz
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES