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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The Minimum Acceptable Visibility (MAV) table was originally provided by the California Highway Patrol in response to an inquiry  relative to acceptable highway visibility reduction caused by smoke. The table was included in chapter two of the 1991...

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Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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

[From introduction] What are the proper fire regimes for our diverse wilderness ecosystems? How and why have the frequency and behavior of fire changed through time? How have human activities such as a century of fire exclusion, landscape fragmentation...

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, Christensen
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An analytical model of disturbance and plant population dynamics is developed to explore the optimal life history for a plant within a "shifting mosaic" meta-population. The population dynamics consist of short-lived recruitment events...

Person: Clark
Year: 1991
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

Adaptive resource management is a continuous learning process in which current knowledge always leads to further experimentation and discovery. Adaptive management evolves by learning from mistakes. Designing adaptive management strategies involves...

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, Saveland
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

FIREMAP is a model for simulating surface fire spread through heterogeneous fuels and over non-uniform terrain. The model was constructed using PROMAP, a language which allows dynamic spatial models to be constructed using raster GIS data bases. The...

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, Ball, Guertin
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS