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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Person: Titus, Woodard, Johnson
Year: 1992
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Production of hand-constructed fireline was simulated in 32 forest cover types and three slash fuel types in the boreal forest of northern Alberta. A total of 47 double trials were conducted in these 25 fuel types. The first trial simulated an initial...

Person: Murphy, Quintilio, Woodard
Year: 1989
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Human-caused forest fires are a serious problem throughout the world. Believing that there are predictable characteristics common to all fires, we analyzed the historical human-caused fire occurrence data for the Whitecourt Provincial Forest of Alberta...

Person: Vega-Garcia, Lee, Woodard, Titus
Year: 1996
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A stand replacing crown fire was set in 1983 for the purpose of increasing the quality and quantity of a bighorn sheep range on Ram Mountain, Alberta. The area burned was a 250-year-old white spruce (Picea glauca [Moench] Voss) stand in close proximity...

Person: Woodard, Michalsky
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

An interactive microcomputer environment, the Forester's Workspace, is introduced and used to illustrate the estimation of residual fuel biomass for lodgepole pine and white spruce trees and stands in Alberta. Estimates are made for individual...

Person: Titus, Adams, Woodard
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Ground fuels in aspen forests of central Alberta even after considerable periods of dry weather are moist and do not easily ignite, nor sustain combustion. It was hypothesized that low flammability of aspen ground fuels is significantly affected by...

Person: Rothwell, Woodard, Samran
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A commonly available plastic garden-type soaker hose was tested in a 'series' configuration to determine the suitability of using this hose type to contain wildland fires. The bursting strength was determined for three hose-types (the RCR-...

Person: Kanjanakunchorn, Woodard, McDonald
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This study assessed the variability of sample estimates for downed and dead woody fuel weight in natural lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl) stands using line-intersect sampling procedures. Equilateral triangles (30 m/side) were established at each...

Person: Delisle, Woodard, Titus, Johnson
Year: 1988
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire is a natural process that opens Typha latifolia L. stands by removing aboveground biomass, but little is known about how ash resulting from marsh burning affects Typha seed germination. We measured the response of T. latifolia seed to simulated...

Person: Rivard, Woodard
Year: 1989
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Water is frequently used to contain wild or prescribed fires in a wildland situation. In this paper, we show why the commonly-available, relatively inexpensive garden-type soaker hose can be effectively used to contain fires. We present results on such...

Person: Kanjanakunchorn, Woodard, McCornick, McDonald
Year: 1992
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS