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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 article examines the growing number of wildfires in the United States. Forest fires are being fueled by deadwood and debris that have been allowed to accumulate by the caretakers of the land. The use of computer modeling is aiding in the...

Person: Andrews, Finney, Fischetti
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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

From the text ... 'We had absolutely no knowledge of this firefighting business and were literally conscripted into service.... 'Come with us' were our orders.... This would be the last good night's sleep we would get for nearly 2...

Person: Hagen
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'In recent years, fatality fire tragedies such as South Canyon and Thirtymile have served as a catalyst for after-action reviews that emphasize the need for situational awareness. Recently, this led to reevaluating training tools...

Person: Church
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'These three trends -- WUI, Weather, and Wood -- along with our desire to light more fire, to allow more fire use events, and to suppress fires -- intersect in our profession.'

Person: Harbour
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'As a method for delivering firefighters into otherwise difficult-to-access backcountry fires, rappelling provided a practical alternative to parachuting.... The jumpers took what they did and adapted it to the helicopter.......

Person: Lynch
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Today, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management smokejumper programs continue to be effective and heralded wildland firefighting forces. Walt Anderson -- firefighter, district ranger, fire manager, and ski jumper --...

Person: Frederick, Frederick
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The Supertanker is a 747 jet that has been transitioned and retailored into a 'super' large airtanker designed to suppress wildland fire. It can cruise at mach .86 -- or close to 600 miles-per-hour and deliver up to 17...

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Year: 2007
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