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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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It is readily acknowledged that wind speed and direction can have a major influence on fire intensity and rate of spread. Accurate modeling of fire behavior requires either assumptions about the wind flow acting on the flames, or modeling of the flow...

Person: Forthofer, Butler, Shannon, Finney, Bradshaw, Stratton
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Modeling capabilities of the FARSITE fire area simulator have been expanded to include post-frontal combustion and smoke production. FARSITE previously simulated only fire growth, with the focus on the fire perimeter. The BURNUP model was adapted to...

Person: Finney, Seli, Andrews
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire managers are often asked to evaluate, display or justify the effectiveness of planned treatments in reducing or positively affecting fire growth, fire behavior and intensity post-treatment. In most cases prescribed fire, mechanical treatments or...

Person: McHugh, Finney, Stephen
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Conclusion ... 'A comprehensive, mechanistic simulation of wildland fire and ecosystem dynamics across a landscape may not be possible because of computer limitations, inadequate research, inconsistent data, and extensive parameterization...

Person: Veblen, Baker, Montenegro, Swetnam, Keane, Finney
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

FIRE! is one example of GIS models that go beyond inventory, monitoring, and display to allow ecosystem managers to simulate the spatial outcomes of management and policy decisions. By making the ability to vary critical model assumptions readily...

Person: Green, Finney, Campbell, Weinstein, Landrum
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The success of fuel management in helping achieve wildland fire management goals is dependent first upon having realistic expectations. Second, the benefits of fuel management can be realized only when treatments are applied at the appropriate scale to...

Person: Omi, Joyce, Finney, Cohen
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A fire growth model (FARSITE) has been developed for use on personal computers (PC's). Because PC's are commonly used by land and fire managers, this portable platform would be an accustomed means to bring fire growth modeling technology to...

Person: Weise, Martin, Finney
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The paleoclimatic history of a region can be viewed as a series of surface temperature and moisture anomalies through time. The effects of changes in large-scale climatic controls (e.g., insolation, major circulation controls) can be mediated by the...

Person: Edwards, Mock, Finney, Barber, Bartlein
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Analyses of sediment cores from two lakes in the central Brooks Range provide temperature and moisture balance information for the past 8500 cal yr at century-scale resolution. Two methods of oxygen isotope analysis are used to reconstruct past changes...

Person: Anderson, Abbott, Finney
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An approach is presented for approximating the expected spread rate of fires that burn across 2-dimensional landscapes with random fuel patterns. The method calculates a harmonic mean spread rate across a small 2-dimensional grid that allows the fire...

Person: Finney
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS