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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Smoldering ground fires can raise mineral soil temperatures above 300°C for several hours with peak temperatures near 600°C. Such temperatures can result in the decomposition of organic material and kill important soil organisms. The heat evolved per...

Person: Frandsen
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires continue to threaten the forest resources of the boreal forest, as well as human life and property in Canada and the State of Alaska. There has been an increased understanding of the natural role of fire in these ecosystems, and prescribed...

Person: Lawson, Frandsen, Hawkes, Dalrymple
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Smoldering ground fires spread slowly (about 3 cm h-1) and can raise mineral soil temperatures above 300 degrees C for several hours with peak temperatures near 600 degrees C, resulting in decomposition of organic material and the death of soil...

Person: Frandsen
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Evaluating the effects of prescribed fire and wildland fire requires a greater understanding of the fire behavior of organic soils. Determining the ignition limit of organic soils over a wide geographical area is the subject of this study. Side...

Person: Frandsen
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Surface fires in wetland ecosystems frequently ignite smoldering ground fires. Ground fires often create and maintain open, shallow marshes that contribute to ecosystem diversity. Fire exclusion, drainage, deforestation, and other human activities have...

Person: Cerulean, Engstrom, Hungerford, Frandsen, Ryan
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES