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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Unmanned Aerial Systems, hereafter referred to as UAS, are of great use in hazard events such as wildfire due to their ability to provide high-resolution video imagery over areas deemed too dangerous for manned aircraft and ground crews. This aerial...

Person: Tang, Liu, Chen, Hupy, Yang
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This report assesses how carbon stocks at regional scales and in individual national forests are affected by factors such as timber harvesting, natural disturbances, climate variability, increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, and...

Person: Birdsey, Dugan, Healey, Dante-Wood, Zhang, Ho, Chen, Hernandez, Raymond, McCarter
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Respiratory problems are common among wildland firefighters. However, there are few studies directly linking occupational exposures to respiratory effects in this population. Our objective was to characterize wildland fire fighting occupational...

Person: Gaughan, Piacitelli, Chen, Law, Virji, Edwards, Enright, Schwegler-Berry, Leonard, Wagner, Kobzik, Kales, Hughes, Christiani, Siegel, Cox-Ganser, Hoover
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fires in boreal forests of Alaska are changing, threatening human health and ecosystems. Given expected increases in fire activity with climate warming, insight into the controls on fire size from the time of ignition is necessary. Such insight may be...

Person: Coffield, Graff, Chen, Smyth, Foufoula-Georgiou, Randerson
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Tundra fires are projected to increase with anthropogenic climate change, yet our ability to assess key wildfire metrics such as fire severity remains limited. The Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR) is the most commonly applied index for fire severity mapping...

Person: Chen, Lara, Hu
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Satellite imagery has been widely used for the assessment of wildfire burn severity within the scientific community and fire management agencies. Multiple indices have been proposed to assess burn severity, among which the differenced Normalized Burn...

Person: Chen, Loboda, Hall
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Yukon–Kuskokwim (YK) Delta is a region of discontinuous permafrost in the subarctic of southwestern Alaska. Many wildfires have occurred in the YK Delta between 1971–2015, impacting vegetation cover, surface soil moisture, and the active layer....

Person: Michaelides, Schaefer, Zebker, Parsekian, Liu, Chen, Natali, Ludwig, Schaefer
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Preliminary findings on recovery of 6 tundra and forest-tundra sites that burned in 2012 in NWT.  Development of post-fire plant communities is controlled by burn severity.

Person: Chen
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report describes progress in understanding of the human and natural drivers of climate change, observed climate change, climate processes and attribution, and estimates of projected future...

Person: Solomon, Qin, Manning, Marquis, Averyt, Tignor, Miller, Chen
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We investigated the gas-phase chemical composition of biomass burning (BB) emissions and their role in aqueous secondary organic aerosol (aqSOA) formation through photochemical cloud processing. A high-resolution time-of-flight chemical ionization mass...

Person: Tomaz, Cui, Chen, Sexton, Roberts, Warneke, Yokelson, Surratt, Turpin
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES