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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The project objectives are as follows: Phase I Model Development 1. Prepare a prototype FETM Version 4.0, incorporating any required revisions to the wildfire size and fire distribution algorithms. The prototype model would be used in the field test of...

Person: Russell, Arbaugh, Kimberlin, Omi, Ottmar, Rideout, Snell, Wiitala
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

A series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in hardwood ecosystems undergoing succession to spruce in Alaska. Each group of photos includes inventory information summarizing vegetation composition...

Person: Ottmar, Vihnanek
Year: 2002
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

Small-log utilization or thinning operations followed by a fuel treatment such as prescribed fire can be used to change the composition and structure of fuelbeds, thereby mitigating deleterious fire effects and reducing the potential for catastrophic...

Person: Baumgartner, Johnson, DePuit, Ottmar, Wright
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firefighting presents many hazards to fireline workers, including inhalation exposure to smoke (Sharkey 1998; Reinhardt and Ottmar 1997; Sharkey 1997). Many experienced fireline personnel consider this to be only an inconvenience,...

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

The National Wildfire Coordinating 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, Ottmar
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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

The success of a fire use program is in large part dependent on a solid foundation set in clear and concise planning. The planning process results in specific goals and measurable objectives for fire application, provides a means of setting priorities...

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

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