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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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There is no uniform means for assessing social impact from wildland fires beyond statistics such as home loss, suppression costs and the number of residents evacuated. In this paper we argue for and provide a more comprehensive set of considerations...

Person: Paveglio, Brenkert-Smith, Hall, Smith
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

From the text ... 'The wildland/urban inferface (WUI) is a geographic location where structures and flammable vegetation merge in a wildfire-prone environment.'

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Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The number of wildland-urban interface communities affected by wildfire is increasing, and both wildfire suppression and losses are costly. However, little is known about post-wildfire response by homeowners and communities after buildings are lost....

Person: Alexandre, Mockrin, Stewart, Hammer, Radeloff
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

'The rising cost of fire suppression activities prompted the Regional Fire Directors, under the leadership of the Director of Fire and Aviation Management, to review the causes of fire suppression costs and recommend appropriate actions. The 1994...

Person: Truesdale
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

[unpublished report] From the text...'Because of the soaring expenditures (nearly $1 billion in FY 1994) for fire management, the Fire Economics Assessment Team was formed in January of 1995 by USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management,...

Person: Bell, Cleaves, Croft, Husari, Schuster, Truesdale
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text and table of contents: .'This report addresses five major topic areas: 1) role of wildland fire in resource management, 2) use of wildland fire, 3) preparedness and suppression, 4) wildland/urban interface protection, and 5)...

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Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildland and wildland/urban interface fires are a serious problem in many areas of the world. It is expected that with global warming the wildfire and wildland/urban interface fire problem will only intensify. The ignition of natural combustible...

Person: Fernandez-Pello, Lautenberger, Rich, Zak, Urban, Hadden, Scott, Fereres
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Decision making in complex environments has been investigated in many domains, including medicine, aviation, business, and police operations. However, how incident commanders (ICs) make protective-action recommendations (PARs) to populations exposed to...

Person: Drews, Siebeneck, Cova
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The need for improved methods for managing wildfire risk is becoming apparent as uncharacteristically large wildfires in the western US and elsewhere exceed government capacities for their control and suppression. We propose a coupled biophysical-...

Person: Kline, Ager, Fischer
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Disasters result from hazards affecting vulnerable people. Most disasters research by anthropologists focuses on vulnerability; this article focuses on natural hazards. We use the case of wildfire mitigation on United States Forest Service lands in the...

Person: Charnley, Poe, Ager, Spies, Platt, Olsen
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES