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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 subject of this article concerns the unsteady effects (fire intensity, wind) upon the propagation and, more generally, the behavior of surface fires in open fields. The study focused on two sources of unsteadiness: the first one resulting from the...

Person: Morvan
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

It is well understood that the incidence and behavior of forest fire depends mainly on short-term weather influences of no more than several days duration. And yet, all through the history of fire danger rating in the United States and Canada, runs a...

Person: Alexander
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Powerpoint presentation given at the Joint Session of 19th Annual Interior West Fire Council Conference & 6th American Meteorological Society Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Oct. 25-27, 2005, Canmore, AB.

Person: Alexander
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The following list of fire research topics and questions were generated by personnel from agencies and organizations within AWFCG during 2014 Fall Fire Review and through other solicitations. The topics were initially ranked by the AWFCG Fire Research...

Person: York
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The following list of research topics was generated by agencies within AWFCG during 2005.  The topics were ranked originally by the AWFCG Fire Research and Development Committee (FRDAC) and finally by the AWFCG members.  Ranking was as follows:  3=...

Person: York
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This discussion included a project update including a basic overview, preliminary results on the efffects of fuel treatments on permafrost and fuel composition, the modeling framework, and products. They hope to simulate wildfire in response to...

Person: Rupp
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The benefits and drawbacks of overwintering weather stations continues to be a topic of interest in the fire management community. This presentation looks at specific weather stations and how overwintering effects the Drought Code.

Person: Alden
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

What factors may influence new fires burning into or being slowed by previous fire scars? How long can we consider fire scars a fuel barrier? More and more area in Alaska seems to be burning in close succession, or "repeat burns."

Person: Barnes, Ziel
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Presented at 2014 Fall Alaska Fire Science Workshop.

Person: Pyne, Ziel
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The Funny River Fire (AK-KKS-403140) was ignited by humans on May 19, 2014, and burned almost 200,000 acres on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, by early June. Most of the fire was within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, but it threatened adjacent...

Person: Saperstein
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES