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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 following list of research topics was generated by agencies within AWFCG during 2005.  The topics were ranked originally by the AWFCG Fire Research and Development Committee (FRDAC) and finally by the AWFCG members.  Ranking was as follows:  3=...

Person: York
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

From the text ... 'Federal, state, tribal and local governments are making unprecedented efforts to reduce the buildup of fuels and restore forests and rangelands to healthy conditions. Yet, needless red tape and lawsuits delay effective...

Person:
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Rate of fire spread and flame length were observed on six prescribed headfires in the sagebrush (Artemisia)/bunchgrass vegetation type in western North America. Spread rate and flame length predictions from the fire behavior prediction system BEHAVE...

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

Describes the role played by crew cohesion in the deaths of firefighters in three firefighting tragedies: the Mann Gulch Fire, the South Canyon Fire, and the Thirtymile Fire. Two types of cohesion are involved, the cohesion within a crew (intracrew...

Person: Driessen
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Several years ago, Blank and Simard (1983) described an electronic timer, frequently referred to as a rate-of-spread (ROS) clock -- a relatively simple instrument used in measuring fire spread. Although other techniques for...

Person: Kolaks, Grabner, Hartman, Cutter, Loewenstein
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'A transfer of command should not be confused with a transition in fire behavior or in situational complexity on a fire. ...Recognizing potentially deadly changes in fire behavior should begin on the first day of fire season....

Person: Munson, Fisher
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Carle, Carle
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Arno, Arno, Allison-Bunnell
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Arno, Arno, Allison-Bunnell
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'This article discusses factors that are critical to both firefighters and fire managers in ensuring a safe and productive workforce. First, it discusses such items as the work environment, the firefighter workforce, physical...

Person: Mangan
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS