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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 2007, the Anaktuvuk River Fire (ARF) became the largest recorded tundra fire on the North Slope of Alaska. The ARF burned for nearly three months, consuming more than 100,000 ha. At its peak in early September, the ARF burned at a rate of 7000 ha d-...

Person: Jones, Kolden, Jandt, Abatzoglou, Urban, Arp
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

MAGIS eXpress is a modeling system for spatially-explicit analysis of timber harvest scheduling and access management. GIS (Geographic Information System) layers are imported and used as the basis for formulating harvest and access models. Access...

Person: Bevers, Barrett, Sullivan, Jones, Troutwine, Krueger, Zuuring, Meneghin
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Forest managers are challenged to fulfill conflicting social, biological, and commodity production objectives. To wisely use available, scarce resources for management activities, it is not enough to consider short term costs and effects of management...

Person: Zuuring, Troutwine, Jones, Sullivan
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The FRCC Guidebook provides step-by-step instructions for conducting assessments with the FRCC Standard Landscape Worksheet Method and an overview of the FRCCMapping Tool GIS software used for the Standard Landscape Mapping Method. The Standard...

Person: Hann, Shlisky, Havlina, Schon, Barrett, DeMeo, Pohl, Menakis, Hamilton, Jones, Levesque, Frame
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The FRCC Mapping Tool quantifies the departure of vegetation conditions from a set of reference conditions representing the historical range of variation. The tool, which operates from an ArcGIS platform, derives several metrics of departure by...

Person: Hutter, Jones, Zeiler
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Area Change Tool (ACT) was developed in response to the need for a tool that could be used to help design and delineate fuel and vegetation prescriptions as well as edit raster layers to accurately portray treatment outcomes. These edited data can...

Person: Hutter, Jones, Hann, Levesque
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Fire Behavior Assessment Tool (FBAT) provides an interface between ArcMap and FlamMap3 (Finney and others 2006), a fire behavior mapping and analysis program that computes potential fire behavior characteristics (flame length, rate of spread, fire...

Person: Hamilton, Jones, Hann
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Multi-scale Resource Integration Tool (MRIT) was developed as an extension of ArcMap to facilitate the integration and summarization of spatial data. Simply put, MRIT characterizes the composition of feature layers (i.e., spatial themes added to an...

Person: Hamilton, Jones, Zeiler
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The First Order Fire Effects Model Mapping Tool (FOFEMMT) provides an interface between ArcGIS desktop software and the First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM) (Reinhardt 2003). FOFEM is a non-spatial fire effects analysis program that computes...

Person: Hamilton, Bramel, Helmbrecht, Jones, Hann
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Knowledge of ecological departure from a range of reference conditions provides a critical context for managing sustainable ecosystems. Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) is a qualitative measure characterizing possible departure from historical fire...

Person: Andrews, Butler, Barrett, DeMeo, Jones, Zeiler, Hutter
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES