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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Large wildland fires are complex, costly events influenced by a vast array of physical, climatic, and social factors. Changing climate, fuel buildup due to past suppression, and increasing populations in the wildland-urban interface have all been...

Person: Canton-Thompson, Gebert, Thompson, Jones, Calkin, Donovan
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Remaining inside fire-safe structures or at designated safety zones to actively defend against wildland fire events is an underrepresented area of scholarship. Although research on chemical spills and tornadoes has long advocated a similar practice of...

Person: Paveglio, Carroll, Jakes
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Making input decisions under climate uncertainty often involves two-stage methods that use expensive and opaque transfer functions. This article describes an alternative, single-stage approach to such decisions using forecasting methods. The example...

Person: Prestemon, Donovan
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Changes in estimated standing stocks of carbon (C) in vegetation, forest floor, dead wood, and mineral soil for the fire and fire surrogate (FFS) network sites were evaluated in relation to the application of prescribed fire, mechanical treatments...

Person: Boerner, Huang, Hart
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Rural communities in the northern boreal forest depend on a suite of wild species for subsistence, including large game animals, furbearers, fish, and plants. Fire is one of the primary ecological disturbances and determinants of landscape pattern in...

Person: Nelson, Zavaleta, Chapin
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Locating fuel treatments with scarce resources is an important consideration in landscape-level fuel management. This paper developed a mixed integer programming (MIP) model for allocating fuel treatments across a landscape based on spatial information...

Person: Wei, Rideout, Kirsch
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The rheological properties of forest and brush land fire retardant solutions significantly affect their performance during and following aerial discharge and subsequent distribution within the fuel ladder. The degree of dispersion, the integrity of the...

Person: Vandersall
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A state-dependent dynamic crown fuel model is proposed. The model is a distance-dependent tree model. The model simulates crown characteristics such as foliage weight, crown base height, crown length and crown closure. The model is based on simplified...

Person: Bilgili, Methven
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A numerical model of heat transfer in dry soil was developed to predict temperatures and depth of lethal heat penetration during cone calorimeter tests used to simulate wildland fire exposures. The model was used to compare predictions made using...

Person: Enninful, Torvi
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

There is an urgent and immediate need to address the excessive cost of large fires. Here, we studied large wildland fire suppression expenditures by the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Among 16 potential non-managerial factors, which...

Person: Liang, Calkin, Gebert, Venn, Silverstein
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS