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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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We deployed a mesonet of year-round eddy covariance towers in boreal forest stands that last burned in ~1850, ~1930, 1964, 1981, 1989, 1998, and 2003 to understand how CO2 exchange and evapotranspiration change during secondary succession. We used...

Person: Goulden, Winston, McMillan, Litvak, Read, Rocha, Elliot
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

CO2 efflux from tropical peat swamp substrates was measured under three different land uses (selectively logged forest, recently burned and cleared forest, and agriculture) in Jambi Province, eastern Sumatra over a six-month period that incorporated...

Person: Ali, Taylor, Inubushi
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildland fires burn several hundred million hectares of vegetation every year, and increased fire activity has been reported in many global regions. Many of these fires have had serious negative impacts on human safety, health, regional economies,...

Person: Viegas, de Groot, Goldammer, Keenan, Brady, Lynham, Justice, Csiszar, O'Loughlin
Year: 2006
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

The high variablility of burning conditions and fuels, found in Alaskan forest fires, produces an associated complex emission of particulate matter. Histological evidence of some large particles has been found in the forest fire plumes as well as...

Person: Eaton, Wendler
Year: 1983
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Ecological definition and detection of fire severity are influenced by factors of spatial resolution and timing. Resolution determines the aggregation of effects within a sampling unit or pixel (alpha variation), hence limiting the discernible...

Person: Key
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fires contribute substantial emissions of trace gases and particles to the atmosphere. These emissions can impact air quality and even climate. We have developed a modeling framework to estimate the emissions from fires in North and parts of Central...

Person: Wiedinmyer, Quayle, Geron, Belote, McKenzie, Zhang, O'Neill, Wynne
Year: 2006
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

The influence of discontinuous permafrost on ground-fuel storage, combustion losses,and postfire soil climates was examined after a wildfire near Delta Junction, AK in July 1999. At this site, we sampled soils from a four-way site comparison of burning...

Person: Harden, Manies, Turetsky, Neff
Year: 2006
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