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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildfire is a major forest disturbance in interior Alaska that can both directly and indirectly alter ecological processes. We used a combination of pre- and post-fire forest floor depths and post-fire ground cover assessments measured in the field,...

Person: Lewis, Hudak, Ottmar, Robichaud, Lentile, Hood, Cronan, Morgan
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Coarse woody debris serves many functions in forest ecosystem processes and has important implications for fire management as it affects air quality, soil heating and carbon budgets when it combusts. There is relatively little research evaluating the...

Person: Hyde, Smith, Ottmar, Alvarado, Morgan
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Research activities focused on estimating the direct emissions of carbon from wildland fires across North America are reviewed as part of the North American Carbon Program disturbance synthesis. A comparison of methods to estimate the loss of carbon...

Person: French, de Groot, Jenkins, Rogers, Alvarado, Amiro, de Jong, Goetz, Hoy, Hyer, Keane, Law, McKenzie, McNulty, Ottmar, Perez-Salicrup, Randerson, Robertson, Turetsky
Year: 2011
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

From the text...'Evidence to date suggests that fireline workers exceed recommended exposure limits during prescribed burns and wildfires less than 10 percent of the time (Reinhardt and others 2000; Reinhardt and Ottmar 2000). The concept that few...

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

From the Conclusions...'Because smoke from fire can cause negative effects to public health and welfare, air quality protection regulations must be understood and followed by responsible fire managers. Likewise, air quality regulators need an...

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

From the text...'Federal agencies are subject to certain laws and requirements that are not necessarily applicable to states or private entities in the same manner or at all. Federal agencies are required to do long-range planning for management...

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

From the Summary...'Managing smoke in ways that prevent serious impact to sensitive areas from single burns or multiple burns occurring simultaneously requires knowledge of the weather conditions that will affect smoke emissions, trajectories, and...

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

From the Summary...'For many projects a simple model often provides as good information as a more complex model. Regulations, however, may dictate the level of modeling required for each project. Other times, community values will determine the...

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

From the Introduction...'There are several reasons why wildland fire managers may want to conduct an ambient air quality-monitoring program. These include: • smoke management program evaluation purposes, • to fulfill a public information need, •...

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