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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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: TTRS

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

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

Poster presentation providing the graph and the interpretations associated with the head fire intensity graph for the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System Fuel Type C-2 (Boreal Spruce) on level to gently undulating terrain and 85%...

Person: Cole, Alexander
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Burned and unburned sites (4 ha each) of black and white spruce in interior Alaska were studied in 1993 and 1994 within and adjacent to an area burned by wildfire in 1990. The main purpose of the research was to quantify fuel consumption and carbon...

Person: Atkins
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

There is a general tendency for increasing fuel loads in late stages of infestation for all size classes of down woody material except for the smallest size class and for rotten pieces three inches in diameter or greater. Duff depths decrease with...

Person: Schulz
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Recent spruce beetle caused mortality and the subsequent growth releases in surviving trees probably resulted from the ongoing outbreak of bark beetles. The general similarity between the recent releases during a known beetle outbreak and earlier, turn...

Person: Fastie, Swetnam, Berg
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Active layer changes after the 1968 forest-tundra fire at Inuvik, N.W.T., have been monitored from 1968 to 1993 at three burned and two unburned sites. In addition, a burned site has been used for field experiments on changes to the active layer. The...

Person: Mackay
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The spruce beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis (Kirby), has had a major effect on the spruce forests of southcentral Alaska. In one area of the Chugach National Forest, 51% of the Lutz spruce, Picea lutzii Little, or nearly 90% of the commercial stand...

Person: Holsten, Werner, DeVelice
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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