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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Fire frequency, extent, and size exhibit a strong linkage with climate conditions and play a vital role in the climate system. Previous studies have shown that the frequency of large fires in the western United States increased significantly since the...

Person: Yang, Tian, Tao, Ren, Pan, Liu, Wang
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The albedo change caused by fires and the subsequent succession is spatially heterogeneous, leading to the need to assess the spatiotemporal variation of surface shortwave forcing (SSF) as a component to quantify the climate impacts of high-latitude...

Person: Huang, Dahal, Liu, Jin, Young, Li, Liu
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Two maps for each of the four seasons reveal sharp contrasts in the amount of rainfall received in various parts of the United States in wet seasons. Two other maps for each season show the percentage of the seasons which...

Person: Visher
Year: 1950
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

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

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Person: Payette, Gagnon
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Racine, Dennis, Patterson
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

(1) The pattern of post-fire vegetation development in Picea mariana (black spruce)-Pleurozium forests in south-eastern Labrador, Canada, is evaluated using palaeoecological methods and vegetation analysis of extant stands.(2) Macrofossil analysis of...

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

A multidecadal analysis of fire in Alaskan Arctic tundra was completed using records from the Alaska Large Fire Database. Tundra vegetation fires are defined by the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map and divided into five tundra ecoregions of Alaska. A...

Person: French, Jenkins, Loboda, Flannigan, Jandt, Bourgeau-Chavez, Whitley
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Anthropogenic climate change may result in novel disturbances to Arctic tundra ecosystems. Understanding the natural variability of tundra-fire regimes and their linkages to climate is essential in evaluating whether tundra burning has increased in...

Person: Hu, Higuera, Duffy, Chipman, Rocha, Young, Kelly, Dietze
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS