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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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

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

Previous research has shown that the wet soil conditions found at fire-disturbed sites in the boreal region produce bright backscatter on ERS imagery compared with the surrounding unburned forest. A study was undertaken to examine ERS and standard beam...

Person: French, Bourgeau-Chavez, Wang, Kasischke
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Research was conducted to determine the utility of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data for measuring the fuel moisture status of boreal forests as reflected in Fire Weather Index Codes. Three years (May to August 1992-1995) of SAR data from the...

Person: Bourgeau-Chavez, Kasischke, Rutherford
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This study is an extension of earlier research which demonstrated the utility of ERS SAR data for detection and monitoring of fire-disturbed boreal forests of Alaska. Fire scars were mappable in Alaska due to the ecological changes that occur post-burn...

Person: Bourgeau-Chavez, Kasischke, Brunzell, Mudd, Tukman
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES