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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Fighting large wildland fires is often compared to a military operation. Each involves such things as: an organization with a general at the head, massive movements of personnel and equipment; tactical aerial support, and long periods of combat and...

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Year: 1996
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

We describe a model that estimates the optimal total expected cost of a wildland fire, given uncertainty in both flame length and fire-line width produced. In the model, a sequence of possible fire-line perimeters is specified, each with a forecasted...

Person: Mees, Strauss, Chase
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

PLUMP is a general-purpose, one-dimensional plume rise model for wildfire and prescribed fire planning. It calculates the characteristics of fire plumes, including vertical velocity, water content, excess temperature, rain, and ice. The model can also...

Person: Latham
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This paper is intended to broaden awareness and help develop consensus among USDA Forest Service scientists and resource managers about the role and significance of disturbance in ecosystem dynamics and, hence, resource management. To have an effective...

Person: Averill, Larson, Saveland, Wargo, Williams, Bellinger
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[from the text] Wild fire has caused tremendous damage in the forests of America. To make the public more aware of such fact and of necessity of extreme care in use of fire, intensive educational campaigns are being conducted by various conservation...

Person: Weaver
Year: 1955
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A nylon tent designed for firefighters was placed in a smoky environment in a wind tunnel. The close knit fabric screened out 95 percent of the particulate matter but none of the gases in the smoke. There was no oxygen depletion in the tent when a...

Person: Blakely
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We begin our study of wildland fire with the basic principles and mechanisms of the combustion process-fire fundamentals. In the next chapter we look at wildland fire as an event. Fire behavior is what a fire does, the dynamics of the fire event. In...

Person: Andrews
Year: 1996
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This conference brought together scientists and managers from federal, state, and local agencies, along with private-sector interests, to examine key concepts involving sustainable ecological systems, and ways in which to apply these concepts to...

Person: Covington, DeBano
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

There are four major questions affecting the future of ecological restoration. The first and most serious question is philosophical. Should we attempt to restore ecosystems? Some people want to separate humans from nature because they believe that...

Person: Covington, DeBano, Bonnicksen
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An experimental and analytical study of heat and mass transfer in wooden dowels during a simulated fire is presented in this paper. The goal of this study is to understand the processes of heat and mass transfer in wood during wildland fires. A...

Person: Mardini, Lavine, Dhir
Year: 1996
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES