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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildland fuel characteristics are used in many applications of operational fire predictions and to understand fire effects and behaviour. Even so, there is a shortage of information on basic fuel properties and the physical characteristics of wildland...

Person: Riccardi, Prichard, Sandberg, Ottmar
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text...'Advanced smoke management programs evaluate individual and multiple burns; coordinate all prescribed fire activities in an area; consider cross-boundary (landscape) impacts; and weigh decisions about fires against possible health...

Person: Hardy, Ottmar, Peterson, Core, Seamon, Hardy, Hermann, Core
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Rapid Response Research is conducted during and immediately after wildland fires, in coordination with fire management teams, in order to collect information that can best be garnered in situ and in real-time. This information often includes fire...

Person: Lentile, Morgan, Hardy, Hudak, Means, Ottmar, Robichaud, Sutherland, Szymoniak, Way, Fites-Kaufman, Lewis, Mathews, Shovik, Ryan
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In recent years, more researchers are collecting data either on active wildfires or immediately after wildfire occurrence. Known as Rapid Response Research, this important undertaking provides real-time information, useful data, and improved tools for...

Person: Lentile, Morgan, Hardy, Hudak, Means, Ottmar, Robichaud, Sutherland, Way, Lewis
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The National Wildfire Coordination Group's (NWCG) Fire Use Working Team has assumed overall responsibility for sponsoring the development and production of this revised Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed and Wildland Fire (the 'Guide...

Person: Hardy, Ottmar, Peterson, Core, Seamon
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The ongoing development of sophisticated fire behavior and effects models has demonstrated the need for a comprehensive system of fuel classification that more accurately captures the structural complexity and geographic diversity of fuelbeds. The...

Person: Sandberg, Ottmar, Cushon
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We present an overview of the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS), a tool that enables land managers, regulators, and scientists to create and catalogue fuelbeds and to classify those fuelbeds for their capacity to support fire and consume...

Person: Ottmar, Sandberg, Riccardi, Prichard
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Project Objectives For at least 5 different major classes of fuels typically involved in residual smoldering combustion (RSC) and two different moisture content conditions dispersed over at least 10 different sites. Four of these will be in the western...

Person: Hao, Babbitt, Ferguson, Lahm, Ottmar, Sandberg, Susott, Yokelson
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Many areas of the boreal forest of Alaska contain deep layers of moss, duff, and peat, resulting in a large pool of biomass that potentially can burn and smolder for long periods of time creating hazardous smoke episodes for local residents and...

Person: Ottmar, Babbitt, Ferguson, Vihnanek, Barnes, Cella, Jandt, Murphy, Slaughter, Vanderlinden
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

In the past, smoke from prescribed burning was managed primarily to avoid nuisance conditions objectionable to the public or to avoid traffic hazards caused by smoke drift across roadways. While these objectives are still valid, today's smoke...

Person: Hardy, Ottmar, Peterson, Core, Seamon, Hardy, Hermann, Core
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES