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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildfire emissions are challenging to measure and model, but simple and realistic estimates can benefit multiple disciplines. We evaluate the potential of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data to address this objective. A total of...

Person: Henderson, Ichoku, Burkholder, Brauer, Jackson
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fire is an integral Earth System process that interacts with climate in multiple ways. Here we assessed the parametrization of fires in the Community Land Model (CLM-CN) and improved the ability of the model to reproduce contemporary global patterns of...

Person: Kloster, Mahowald, Randerson, Thornton, Hoffman, Levis, Lawrence, Feddema, Oleson, Lawrence
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Long term, high quality estimates of burned area are needed for improving both prognostic and diagnostic fire emissions models and for assessing feedbacks between fire and the climate system. We developed global, monthly burned area estimates...

Person: Giglio, Randerson, van der Werf, Kasibhatla, Collatz, Morton, Defries
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfires that spread into wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities present significant challenges on several fronts. In the United States, the WUI accounts for a significant portion of wildland fire suppression and wildland fuel treatment costs....

Person: Mell, Manzello, Maranghides, Butry, Rehm
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In land change science studies, a cover type is defined by land surface attributes, specifically including the types of vegetation, topography and human structures, which makes it difficult to characterize land cover as discrete classes. One of the...

Person: Schneider, Fernando
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire disturbance at high latitudes modifies a broad range of ecosystem properties and processes, thus it is important to monitor the response of vegetation to fire disturbance. This monitoring effort can be aided by lidar remote sensing, which captures...

Person: Goetz, Sun, Baccini, Beck
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests (IPNF), in partnership with the University of Idaho, the Fire Sciences Laboratory, and The Sampson Group, developed a Geographic Information System (GIS) based wildfire hazard-risk assessment. The assessment was...

Person: Neuenschwander, Ryan, Gollberg, Harkins, Morgan, Neuenschwander, Chrisman, Zack, Jacobson, Grant, Sampson
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fuel input layers for the FARSITE fire growth model were created for all lands in and around the Gila National Forest, New Mexico, using satellite imagery, terrain modeling, and biophysical simulation. FARSITE is a spatially explicit fire growth model...

Person: Neuenschwander, Ryan, Gollberg, Keane, Mincemoyer, Schmidt, Garner
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Knowledge of temporal changes in the area burned by wildfires is required to understand their influence on global climate change. This paper reviews the primary methods of reconstructing and measuring area burned. The area burned by wildfires is...

Person: Innes, Verstraete, Larsen
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Forest fires are not spatially uniform events. They result in a complicated mosaic of burned and unburned vegetation. To manage fuel loads and the associated fire hazard it is essential to improve our understanding of the spatial patterns of the...

Person: Medler
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS