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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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We explore the basis of understanding wildland fire behaviour with the intention of stimulating curiosity and promoting fundamental investigations of fire spread problems that persist even in the presence of tremendous modelling advances....

Person: Finney, Cohen, McAllister, Jolly
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, 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 fire situation in the United States is well documented with a growing prevalence of larger and more intense fires that have increasingly severe consequences for affected ecosystems and human health and well being. Increasingly, fuels management has...

Person: Cochrane, Wimberly, Eidenshink, Zhu, Ohlen, Finney, Reeves
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In this second part of a two part exploration of dynamic behavior observed in wildland fires, time scales differentiating convective and radiative heat transfer is further explored. Scaling laws for the two different types of heat transfer considered:...

Person: Adam, Akafuah, Finney, Forthofer, Saito
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Experiments were conducted to examine the potential for rifle bullets to ignite organic matter after impacting a hard surface. The tests were performed using a variety of common cartridges (7.62x51, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, and 5.56x45) and bullet materials...

Person: Finney, Maynard, McAllister, Grob
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The financial impact of wildfire management within the USDA Forest Service challenges the ability of the agency to meet societal demands and maintain forest health. The extent of this financial crisis has been attributed to historical and continuing...

Person: Thompson, Calkin, Finney, Gebert, Hand
Year: 2013
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

This paper reviews methods used for testing the fit of the cumulative form of a negative exponential distribution to the cumulative distribution of forest age-classes. It is shown that existing methods can lead to a greater chance of falsely rejecting...

Person: Finney
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES