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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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This paper presents a vision of the future rooted in consideration of the past 20 years in the smoke and air resource management field. This future is characterized by rapid technological development of computers for computation, communications, and...

Person: Davis, Martin, Riebau, Fox
Year: 1987
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Predicting the effects of fires in the year 2000 and beyond will be enhanced by the use of expert systems. Although our predictions may have broad confidence limits, expert systems should help us to improve the predictions and to focus on the areas...

Person: Davis, Martin, Martin
Year: 1987
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An "integrated fire behavior/fire danger rating system" should be "seamless" to avoid requiring choices among alternate, independent systems. Descriptions of fuel moisture, fuels, and fire behavior should be standardized, permitting...

Person: Davis, Martin, Rothermel, Andrews
Year: 1987
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Describes, from a historical perspective, methods used to characterize fire prevention problems and evaluate prevention programs and discusses past research efforts to bolster these analytical and management efforts. Highlights research on the...

Person: Davis, Martin, Simard, Donoghue
Year: 1987
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A small number of fires escape initial attack suppression efforts and become large, but their effects are significant and disproportionate. In 1983, of 200,000 wildland fires in the United States, only 4,000 exceeded 100 acres. However, these escaped...

Person: Davis, Martin, Dimitrakopoulos, Martin
Year: 1987
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Managers use prescribed fire to accomplish a variety of resource objectives. The knowledge needed to design successful prescriptions is both quantitative and qualitative. Some of it is available through publications and computer programs, but much of...

Person: Davis, Martin, Reinhardt
Year: 1987
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

For the next 10 years, few changes will be made to the fire-danger rating system. During that time, the focus will be on the automation of weather observing systems and the streamlining of the computation and display of ratings. The time horizon for...

Person: Davis, Martin, Deeming
Year: 1987
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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 Economic Extension (ECON) to the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) computes economic measures during FVS simulations to aid evaluation of silvicultural alternatives. These measures include undiscounted and discounted costs and revenues, benefit-...

Person: Martin
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Major wildland/urban interface fire losses, principally residences, continue to occur. Although the problem is not new, the specific mechanisms are not well known on how structures ignite in association with wildland fires. In response to the need for...

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