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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 results of a study using satellite imagery to map boreal forest fires in Alaska in 1990 and 1991 are presented. Composite AVHRR data was found to detect more than 80% of fires greater than 2,000 ha in size Addidonally, using a two season method, 78...

Person: French, Kasischke, Bourgeau-Chavez, Berry
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Over the past decade Alaskan tundra has experienced an increase in fire occurrence prompting rising concerns in the scientific community. Fire occurrence in tundra ecosystems has the potential to release a large amount of organic carbon stored in the...

Person: Loboda, Jenkins, French, Bourgeau-Chavez
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Radarsat-2 imagery from extreme dry versus wet conditions are compared in an effort to determine the value of using polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data for improving estimation of fuel moisture in a chronosequence of Alaskan boreal black...

Person: Bourgeau-Chavez, Leblon, Charbonneau, Buckley
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Using the extensive archive of historical ERS-1 and -2 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images, this analysis demonstrates that fire disturbance can be effectively detected and monitored in high northern latitudes using radar technology. A total of 392...

Person: Jenkins, Bourgeau-Chavez, French, Loboda, Thelen
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

C-band Radarsat-2 data were used to develop multi-parameter algorithms to retrieve soil moisture across a chronosequence (recently burned, shrubby regrowth and mature forest) of fire-disturbed Alaskan boreal black spruce forests using polarized...

Person: Bourgeau-Chavez, Leblon, Charbonneau, Buckley
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Since Alaska adopted the CFFDRS as a fire danger rating system in the 1980's, there has been interest among Alaska fire mangers to check how the equations that compute the indices to reflect duff moisture really compare to duff moisture conditions...

Person: Krezek-Hanes, Bourgeau-Chavez
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Investigations have shown that fires in boreal forests result in characteristic responses which are recorded on ERS-1 SAR imagery. Using one of the many fire signatures observed on ERS-1 SAR imagery, the analysis of the data revealed there is >10 dB...

Person: Kasischke, Bourgeau-Chavez, French
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An improved method to estimate the amounts of carbon released during fires in the boreal forest zone of Alaska in 1990 and 1991 is described. This method divides the state into 64 distinct physiographic regions and estimates areal extent of five...

Person: Kasischke, French, Bourgeau-Chavez, Christensen
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The results of a study using satellite imagery to map boreal forest fires in Alaska in 1990 and 1991 are presented. Composite AVHRR data detected >80% of fires greater than 2000 ha in size. Additionally, using a two season method, 78% of the area of...

Person: French, Kasischke, Bourgeau-Chavez, Berry
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES