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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The following list of fire research topics and questions were generated by personnel from agencies and organizations within AWFCG during 2014 Fall Fire Review and through other solicitations. The topics were initially ranked by the AWFCG Fire Research...

Person: York
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This discussion included a project update including a basic overview, preliminary results on the efffects of fuel treatments on permafrost and fuel composition, the modeling framework, and products. They hope to simulate wildfire in response to...

Person: Rupp
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

One of the factors that shapes the Alaskan Boreal forest is the frequency in which previously burned areas re-burn, also known as the fire return interval. The Alaskan fire regime itself is subject to various climate influences one of which is...

Person: Rodriguez
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In this study, components of the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model were used to explore how changes in lightning induced by climate change alter wildfire activity. To investigate how climate change alters global flash frequency, simulations with...

Person: Krause, Kloster, Wilkenskjeld, Paeth
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Very large-fires (VLFs) have widespread impacts on ecosystems, air quality, fire suppression resources, and in many regions account for a majority of total area burned. Empirical generalized linear models of the largest fires (>5000 ha) across the...

Person: Barbero, Abatzoglou, Steel, Larkin
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Lightning plays an important role in atmospheric chemistry and in the initiation of wildfires, but the impact of global warming on lightning rates is poorly constrained. Here we propose that the lightning flash rate is proportional to the convective...

Person: Romps, Seeley, Vollaro, Molinari
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Boreal soils in permafrost regions contain vast quantities of frozen organic material that is released to terrestrial and aquatic environments via subsurface flow paths as permafrost thaws. Longer flow paths may allow chemical reduction of solutes,...

Person: Koch, Kikuchi, Wickland, Schuster
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Smoke from biomass fires makes up a substantial portion of global greenhouse gas, aerosol, and black carbon (GHG/A/BC) emissions. Understanding how fuel characteristics and conditions affect fire occurrence and extent, combustion dynamics, and fuel...

Person: Weise, Wright
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

As climate rapidly warms at high-latitudes, the boreal forest faces the simultaneous threats of increasing invasive plant abundances and increasing area burned by wildfire. Highly flammable and widespread black spruce (Picea mariana) forest represents...

Person: Spellman, Mulder, Hollingsworth
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Mega-fires are often defined according to their size and intensity but are more accurately described by their socioeconomic impacts. Three factors -- climate change, fire exclusion, and antecedent disturbance, collectively referred to as the 'mega...

Person: Stephens, Burrows, Buyantuyev, Gray, Keane, Kubian, Liu, Seijo, Shu, Tolhurst, van Wagtendonk
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS