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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Recent developments in the monitoring of soil degradation processes have used passive remote sensing (diffuse reflectance spectroscopy) and active remote-sensing tools such as ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and frequency domain electromagnetic...

Person: Goldshleger, Ben-Dor, Lugassi, Eshel
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfire emissions are challenging to measure and model, but simple and realistic estimates can benefit multiple disciplines. We evaluate the potential of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data to address this objective. A total of...

Person: Henderson, Ichoku, Burkholder, Brauer, Jackson
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fire is an integral Earth System process that interacts with climate in multiple ways. Here we assessed the parametrization of fires in the Community Land Model (CLM-CN) and improved the ability of the model to reproduce contemporary global patterns of...

Person: Kloster, Mahowald, Randerson, Thornton, Hoffman, Levis, Lawrence, Feddema, Oleson, Lawrence
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Long term, high quality estimates of burned area are needed for improving both prognostic and diagnostic fire emissions models and for assessing feedbacks between fire and the climate system. We developed global, monthly burned area estimates...

Person: Giglio, Randerson, van der Werf, Kasibhatla, Collatz, Morton, Defries
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfires that spread into wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities present significant challenges on several fronts. In the United States, the WUI accounts for a significant portion of wildland fire suppression and wildland fuel treatment costs....

Person: Mell, Manzello, Maranghides, Butry, Rehm
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In land change science studies, a cover type is defined by land surface attributes, specifically including the types of vegetation, topography and human structures, which makes it difficult to characterize land cover as discrete classes. One of the...

Person: Schneider, Fernando
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire disturbance at high latitudes modifies a broad range of ecosystem properties and processes, thus it is important to monitor the response of vegetation to fire disturbance. This monitoring effort can be aided by lidar remote sensing, which captures...

Person: Goetz, Sun, Baccini, Beck
Year: 2010
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

Interagency wildland fire policy directs manager to apply 'best available science' to management plans and activities. But what does 'best available science' mean? With a vague definition of this concept and few guidelines for...

Person: Wright
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This document summarizes the 2010 AFSC workshop. Topics included the Tanacross Shaded Fuel Break project, the Nenana Ridge Experimental Fuels Treatment project, climate change in Alaska, fire mapping methods using SAR, and potential research needs in...

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Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES