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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text (p.25) ... 'If we are interested in all fires (agricultural, rangeland, wildland, prescribed and private), we need to tease apart the potential error in reporting and the best way to use satellite data to define area burned.'...

Person: Soja, Al-Saadi, Pouliot, Kittaka, Zhang, Raffuse, Wiedinmyer
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Burning crop residue before and/or after harvest is a common farming practice however; there is no baseline estimate for cropland burned area in the contiguous U.S. (CONUS). We present the results of a study, using five years of remotely sensed...

Person: McCarty, Korontzi, Justice, Loboda
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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

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

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 current study presents a statistical model for assessing the skill of fire danger indices and for forecasting the distribution of the expected numbers of large fires over a given region and for the upcoming week. The procedure permits development...

Person: Preisler, Burgan, Eidenshink, Klaver, Klaver
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS