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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Modern fire suppression has the potential to alter the natural distribution of forest cover types and age classes, which has consequences for resource management. A 21,000 ha prescribed burn to enhance wildlife habitat and secondarily reduce continuity...

Person: Paragi, Smart, Worum, Haggstrom
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Han, Viau, Anctil
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

An Autonomous Fire Detector (AFD) is a miniature electronic package combining position location capability [using the Global Positioning System (GPS)], communications (packet or voice-synthesized radio), and fire detection capability (thermal, gas,...

Person: Kremens, Faulring, Gallagher, Seema, Vodacek
Year: 2003
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

The Core Fire Science Caucus is a self-directed team of fire scientists who are dedicated to improving the core physical science basis for fire management. Our goal is to provide fire managers with the ability to plan for and predict (in real time) the...

Person: Sandberg, Hardy, Weise, Rehm, Linn
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fires can be catastrophic, but only when the weather permits. Predicting the weather more than a few hours into the future with accuracy, precision and reliability is an on-going challenge to researchers. Accurate and precise forecasting for more than...

Person: Riebau, Fox
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS