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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.


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In March 2000, representatives from several U.S. Department of Interior agencies met to discuss potential applications of Landsat 7 data in wildland fire management. Pilot projects in Alaska and the Great Basin were among the action items from that...

Person: Hammond, Cella, Nakazawa, Lutz, Jandt, McColgan
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Interior Alaska contains 140 million burnable acres and includes the largest National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges in the country. On average, wildland fires burn 1,000,000 acres in Interior Alaska each year and threaten the lives, property, and...

Person: Rupp, Adams, Dale, Mann, Vanderlinden, Cella, Haggstrom, Henderson, Joly, Lynch, Theisen, Jandt
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Many areas of the boreal forest of Alaska contain deep layers of moss, duff, and peat, resulting in a large pool of biomass that potentially can burn and smolder for long periods of time creating hazardous smoke episodes for local residents and...

Person: Ottmar, Babbitt, Ferguson, Vihnanek, Barnes, Cella, Jandt, Murphy, Slaughter, Vanderlinden
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES