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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 following list of fire research topics and questions were generated by personnel from agencies and organizations within AWFCG during 2014 Fall Fire Review and through other solicitations. The topics were initially ranked by the AWFCG Fire Research...

Person: York
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Significant changes occurring in the wildland fire environment of the United States are generatinguncharacteristic shifts in the complexity, behavior, extent, and effects of wildfires. Increases in wildfire numbers, temporal and spatial scales, and...

Person: Zimmerman, Lasko, Kaufmann
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Large eddy simulation (LES) based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulators have obtained increasing attention in the wildland fire research community, as these tools allow the inclusion of important driving physics. However, due to the complexity...

Person: Mueller, Mell, Simeoni
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'As cities grow in population, they tend to expand outward into formerly undeveloped wildland areas. Since much of the expansion on the urban edge consists of residential properties, an increasing number of newer homes are...

Person: Jeffrey
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Mega-fires are often defined according to their size and intensity but are more accurately described by their socioeconomic impacts. Three factors -- climate change, fire exclusion, and antecedent disturbance, collectively referred to as the 'mega...

Person: Stephens, Burrows, Buyantuyev, Gray, Keane, Kubian, Liu, Seijo, Shu, Tolhurst, van Wagtendonk
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The number of smoking-caused wildfires has been falling nationwide. In national forests in 2011, smoking-caused wildfires represented only 10% of their 1980 level. No other cause of wildfire has experienced this level of decline. For 12 states, we...

Person: Butry, Prestemon, Thomas
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

From the text ... 'Engaging in a fire-preparedness dialogue is particularly important for the fire departments because national studies have shown the firefighters are uniquely respected in their communities and can project a trusted voice to the...

Person: Deaton
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The performance of homes in three traditionally built communities and that of three master planned communities, employing the concept known as 'shelter-in-place,' was examined. The shelter-in-place communities...

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Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'A fire adapted community accepts wildfire as part of the natural landscape and takes responsibility for its risk. Community members understand the risk and have proactively implemented collaborative mitigation actions to...

Person: Mowery, Prudhomme
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Fire historically has played a fundamental ecological role in many of America's wildland areas. However, the increasing number of homes in the wildland-urban interface (WUI), associated impacts on lives and property from...

Person: Stein, Menakis, Carr, Comas, Stewart, Cleveland, Bramwell, Radeloff
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS