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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Generation of firebrands from various fuels has been well-studied in the past decade. Limited details have been released about the methodology for characterizing firebrands such as the proper sample size and the measurement process. This study focuses...

Person: Hedayati, Bahrani, Zhou, Quarles, Gorham
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Each year, fires in the wildland-urban interface (WUI)—the place where homes and wildlands meet or intermingle—have caused significant damage to communities. To contribute to firefighter and public safety by reducing the risk of structure ignition,...

Person: Takahashi
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The project team identified three overarching conclusions that represent consistent themes captured throughout the course of the TTXs a n d expert engagements. These conclusions framed the development of key findings and more detailed analysis across...

Person: Berlin, Hieb
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Most people familiar with the Weeks Act of 1911 associate it with the establishment of national forests in the Eastern United States. However, the Weeks Act did more for eastern forest conservation than fund the purchase of private forest lands by the...

Person: Southard
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire science emphasizes that mitigation actions on residential property, including structural hardening and maintaining defensible space, can reduce the risk of wildfire at a home. Accordingly, a rich body of social science literature investigates the...

Person: Meldrum, Brenkert-Smith, Champ, Gomez, Falk, Barth
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This technical note outlines an initial assessment of the feasibility of using water sprays to intercept and extinguish airborne embers, as a means to protect buildings during wildfires. An analytical model was developed to calculate the probability of...

Person: Green, Kaye
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide provides basic background information on relevant programs and terminology for those, whether community members or agency personnel, seeking to enhance their community's wildfire...

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Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We use concepts drawn from the adaptive governance literature to examine challenges and opportunities for fire management in Alaska, where rising average summer temperatures over the past several decades are associated with statewide increases in...

Person: Rutherford, Schultz
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

One overarching goal of United States fire management focuses on fostering human populations who can 'adapt' to wildfire as an unavoidable, reoccurring process operating in the landscapes where they live. The goal of creating 'fire adapted communities...

Person: Paveglio, Carroll, Stasiewicz, Edgeley
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Risk management typologies and their resulting archetypes can structure the many social and biophysical drivers of community wildfire risk into a set number of strategies to build community resilience. Existing typologies omit key factors that...

Person: Evers, Ager, Nielsen-Pincus, Palaiologou, Bunzel
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES