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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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

This 25-minute video features Fire Scientist Jack Cohen showing examples of homes that were unprotected during a wildfire; homes using Home Protection Guidelines (see below); and examples where home protection guidelines can be put to use.

Person: Cohen
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Wildland-urban fire destruction depends on homes igniting and thus requires an examination of the ignition requirements. A physical-theoretical model, based on severe case conditions and ideal heat transfer characteristics, estimated wood wall ignition...

Person: Cohen
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Residential losses associated with wildland fires have become a serious international fire protection problem. The radiant heat flux from burning vegetation adjacent to a structure is a principal ignition factor. A thermal radiation and ignition model...

Person: Cohen, Butler
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Research results indicate that the home and its immediate surroundings within 100-200 feet (30-60 meters) principally determines the home ignition potential during severe wildland-urban fires. Research has also established that fire is an intrinsic...

Person: Cohen
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES