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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Surface fire intensity (kilowatts per metre) and crown fire initiation were predicted using Rothermel's 1972 and Van Wagner's 1977 fire models with fuel data from 47 upland subalpine conifer stands (comprising Pinus contorta var. latifolia,...

Person: Bessie, Johnson
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We develop a potentially generalizable cost estimation procedure for fuels treatment using the National Park Service (NPS) nationwide database. The NPS database includes records on the projected cost of fuel treatment projects. These records are kept...

Person: Rideout, Omi
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

From ancient philosophies to present day science, the ubiquity of change and the process of transformation are core concepts. The primary focus of a recent white paper on disturbance ecology is summed up by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who stated...

Person: Eskew, Saveland
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Over the past twenty years, risk communication researchers and practitioners have learned some lessons, often at considerable personal price. For the most part, the mistakes that they have made have been natural, even intelligent ones. As a result, the...

Person: Fischoff
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Predictions of wildland fire behavior are used in various aspects of fire management: prescribed fire planning, presuppression planning, real-time fire suppression activities. Methods for calculating fire behavior covered here represent continued...

Person: Andrews
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This file memo documents the authors' initial thoughts on a broad scale fire danger classification scheme for Alaska back in 1995 and subsequently followed up by some additional comments in 2012.

Person: Alexander
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An increment borer is a precision instrument specially designed to extract a thin cylinder of wood from a tree, shrub, log or pole. It is available in a variety of sizes ranging in length from 4 inches to 40 inches. Although the increment borer is...

Person: Agee, Huff
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Onsite fire retardant effectiveness is dependent on a retardant's physical (rheological) and chemical (active fire-inhibiting salt) properties. Quality control at each retardant base is necessary to assure cost-effectiveness is achieved. Using...

Person: George, Johnson
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Describes how to compute indexes and components for the 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System using the Hewlett-Packard 71B handheld calculator and custom memory. Predicting fire behavior with the HP-71B is described in a separate publication, "...

Person: Burgan, Susott
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Forest fire retardants can corrode aircraft and mixing, storage, and handling facilities. Extent and severity of corrosion depend on the metals involved, specific exposure, and other factors. This report provides a nontechnical description of the...

Person: Gehring, George
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES