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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Spot fires caused by lofted embers (i.e., firebrands) can be a significant factor in the spread of wildland fires. Embers can be especially dangerous near the wildland urban interface (WUI) because of the potential for the fire to be spread near or...

Person: Blunck, Butler, Bailey, Wagenbrenner
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Spot fires caused by lofted embers (i.e. firebrands) can be a significant factor in the spread of wildfires. Embers can be especially dangerous near the wildland-urban interface (WUI) because of the potential for the fire to be spread near or on...

Person: Hudson, Blunck
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Direct flame contact, radiant heat, and burning firebrands (or embers) have been identified as three principal ways that cause fire spread in the wildland and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). However, only burning firebrands can initiate a new spot fire...

Person: Zhou, Quarles, Weise
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Numerical simulations of laboratory-scale experiments, with no wind imposed, were performed for fuel bed slopes ranging from 0° to 45°. The implementation of a vertical symmetry plane (SP) placed, span-wise, along the middle of the computational domain...

Person: Sánchez-Monroy, Mell, Torres-Arenas, Butler
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Ember/firebrand spotting is an important mechanism by which wildland fires can rapidly spread. This process occurs when firebrands from a fire upwind land on a fuel downwind. These firebrands may initiate a flaming fire directly or a smolder fire,...

Person: Urban, Song, Santamaria, Fernandez-Pello
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Conduct your home risk assessment on Wildfire Prep Day.

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Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Every year, 600,000 Americans over 70 years old stop driving every year. In 1970, blue-collar jobs were 31.2% of total nonfarm employment. By 2016, their share had fallen to 13.6%. The number of days reaching 'Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups' Level or...

Person: Lasky
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

New fire management paradigms are emerging that recognize fire is inevitable, and in many cases desirable. During this webinar you will be introduced to a new process for spatial fire planning using tools such as Potential Control Line atlases (PCLs),...

Person: Dunn
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Fire is the first of three Great Constants in our lives. Change is the second. A web of change, consisting of population growth; density of homes built in outlying areas; new home construction; weather drying and heating; biomass build-up from fire...

Person: Leavell
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The most common misconception of wildfire is that all fire is bad. But there are important benefits that smaller and more frequent fires offer to the environment. Matt Jolly, an ecologist at the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station,...

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Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES