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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Firebrand transport is studied for disc and cylindrical firebrands by modelling their trajectories with a coupled-physics fire model, HIGRAD/FIRETEC. Through HIGRAD/FIRETEC simulations, the size of possible firebrands and travelled distances are...

Person: Koo, Linn, Pagni, Edminster
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Controlling wildfires within the wildland/urban interface has proven to be the most complex challenge facing wildland fire agencies. Although program improvements to increase the efficiency of interface suppression efforts have been suggested, the...

Person: Hamilton, Salazar, Palmer
Year: 1989
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Arno, Brown
Year: 1989
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A methodology for the estimation of ignition times on solid materials is presented. It is based on the observation that the time to ignition is proportional to the squared time integral of the incident heat flux. This relationship can be readily...

Person: Reszka, Borowiec, Steinhaus, Torero
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The last 15 years have seen the development of wildland and wildland-urban interface (WUI) fire behavior models that make use of modern numerical methods in atmospheric and combustion physics. Currently, these approaches are too computationally...

Person: Mell, Bova, Forney, Rehm, McDermott
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This project has explored the hypothesis that public fire suppression in fire‐prone areas acts as a subsidy to landowners, incentivizing conversion of land to residential and commercial development. Landowners do not bear the full cost of their choice...

Person: Olmstead, Kousky, Sedjo
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Across the globe, wildfire-related destruction appears to be worsening despite increased fire suppression expenditure. At the same time, wildfire management is becoming increasingly complicated owing to factors such as an expanding wildland-urban...

Person: Minas, Hearne, Handmer
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Land managers have been using fire behavior and simulation models to assist in several fire management tasks. These widely-used models use average attributes to make stand-level predictions without considering spatial variability of fuels within a...

Person: Contreras, Parsons, Chung
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

With this research we seek to answer the question: What are the social characteristics and conditions of human communities that promote adaptive capacity for wildfire? In human communities, vulnerability to disasters is influenced not only by exposure...

Person: Jakes, Carroll, Garrison
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES