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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text ... 'Wind-driven surface and crown fires in conifer forests typically adopt a roughly elliptical shape.Area burned is proportional to the rate of spread increase (following the transition to crowning) to the power of 2.'

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Generally, all fires classed as crown fires contain areas of ground fire and low- to high-intensity surface fires as well. In dense, conifer-dominated forested landscapes, this complex mosaic pattern is the result of short-term...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'In many respects, the most significant issue with regards to the prediction of crown fire behavior is first determining whether a surface fire will develop into a crown fire (that is, identifying the conditions favorable to the...

Person: Cruz, Alexander
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Operational guides for predicting various aspects of wildland fire behavior, including crowning, are generally dependent on mathematical models that can take a variety of forms. The degree of accuracy in predictions of crown...

Person: Cruz, Alexander
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Wildland fire research has done much to contribute to our current understanding of the behavior of crowning forest fires through laboratory experiments, outdoor experimental burning, numerical modeling, and wildfire case...

Person: Alexander, Cruz, Vaillant
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Abundant body of scientific knowledge concerned with the behavior of crown fires has accumulated over the past four decades or so. The aim of the project was to bring this work together in order to establish a solid foundation...

Person: Alexander, Cruz, Vaillant
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group definition of extreme fire behavior (EFB) indicates a level of fire behavior characteristics that ordinarily precludes methods of direct control action. One or more of the following is usually involved: high...

Person: Werth, Potter, Clements, Finney, Goodrick, Alexander, Cruz, Forthofer, McAllister
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This state-of-knowledge review examines some of the underlying assumptions and limitations associated with the inter-relationships among four widely used descriptors of surface fire behaviour and post-fire impacts in wildland fire science and...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

CFIS -- which stands for Crown Fire Initiation and Spread -- is a software tool or system incorporating several recently developed models designed to simulate crown fire behavior. The main outputs of CFIS are: (1) the likelihood of crown fire...

Person: Viegas, Alexander, Cruz, Lopes
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A model was developed to predict the ignition of forest crown fuels above a surface fire based on heat transfer theory. The crown fuel ignition model (hereafter referred to as CFIM) is based on first principles, integrating: (i) the characteristics of...

Person: Cruz, Butler, Alexander, Forthofer, Wakimoto
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS