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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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

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

This paper is intended to broaden awareness and help develop consensus among USDA Forest Service scientists and resource managers about the role and significance of disturbance in ecosystem dynamics and, hence, resource management. To have an effective...

Person: Averill, Larson, Saveland, Wargo, Williams, Bellinger
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Prescribed burns are increasingly being used in ecological restoration and vegetation management. Despite the accumulation of scientific information on fire behavior and fire effects, however, in many cases fires are prescribed without consideration of...

Person: Johnson, Miyanishi
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Crown fires create broad-scale patterns in vegetation by producing a patch mosaic of stand age classes, but the spread and behavior of crown fires also may be constrained by spatial patterns in terrain and fuels across the landscape. In this review, we...

Person: Turner, Romme
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

International fire research activities, priorities, constraints and opportunities are examined from a late 20th century vantage point. Recent accomplishments in computer technology are identified as the single most important phenomenon responsible for...

Person: Weber
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The response of two bunchgrass species, Festuca idahoensis and Agropyron spicatum, to fire was examined under three levels of fire severity. The fire treatment was applied with an instrument system that allowed precise control over the intensity and...

Person: Robberecht, Defossé
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We report here the results of laboratory and computer simulations designed to supply information on soil temperatures under forest and range fires. Measurements of temperature and water content in a soil column that was heated strongly at the surface...

Person: Campbell, Jungbauer, Bristow, Hungerford
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A study of smoke exposure at prescribed fires was done by the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station and Radian Corporation between 1991 and 1994. This study was done to assess exposure to smoke among firefighters at prescribed fires...

Person: Reinhardt, Hanneman, Ottmar
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System (MAPSS) has been constructed for simulating the potential biosphere impacts and biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks from climatic change. The system calculates the potential vegetation type and leaf area that could be...

Person: Neilson
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS