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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Abrupt forest disturbances generating gaps >0.001 km2 impact roughly 0.4-0.7 million km2 a-1. Fire, windstorms, logging, and shifting cultivation are dominant disturbances; minor contributors are land conversion, flooding, landslides, and avalanches...

Person: Frolking, Palace, Clark, Chambers, Shugart, Hurtt
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ...'This paper summarizes results of a study conducted under the aegis of the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project. We report on a midscale scientific assessment of vegetation change in terrestrial landscapes of the...

Person: Hessburg, Smith
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Human-induced vegetation fires destroy a large amount of biomass each year and thus constitute an important fraction of the human interference with the energy flows of terrestrial ecosystems. This paper presents a quantification of the biomass burned...

Person: Lauk, Erb
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Several recent papers have suggested replacing the terminology of fire intensity and fire severity. Part of the problem with fire intensity is that it is sometimes used incorrectly to describe fire effects, when in fact it is justifiably restricted to...

Person: Keeley
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We describe a method for generating synthetic infrared remote-sensing scenes of wildland fire. These synthetic scenes are an important step in data assimilation, which is defined as the process of incorporating new data into an executing model. In our...

Person: Wang, Vodacek, Coen
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Reflectance-based indices derived from remote-sensing data have been widely used for detecting fire severity in forested areas. Rangeland ecosystems, such as sparsely vegetated shrub-steppe, have unique spectral reflectance differences before and after...

Person: Wang, Glenn
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The utility of the new GOES-9 satellite 3.9 um channel to monitor wildfires and their subsequent changes in growth and intensity in Alaska is examined. The June, 1996 Miller's Reach forest fire is presented as a case study. Eighteen hours of...

Person: Hufford, Kelley, Moore, Cotterman
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Research was conducted to determine the utility of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data for measuring the fuel moisture status of boreal forests as reflected in Fire Weather Index Codes. Three years (May to August 1992-1995) of SAR data from the...

Person: Bourgeau-Chavez, Kasischke, Rutherford
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS