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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

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

In this section we outline both ecological and societal aspects of wildland and prescribed fire. We review the historical role and extent of fire and the effects of settlement and land use changes. The influence of fire exclusion policies on historical...

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

Smoke dispersion prediction systems are becoming increasingly valuable tools in smoke management. There are a variety of potential applications that can help current management issues. These include screening, where methods and models are used to...

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

Once smoke enters the atmosphere, its concentration at any one place or time depends on mechanisms of transport and dispersion. By transport, we mean whatever carries a plume vertically or horizontally in the atmosphere. Dispersion simply is the...

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