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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) initiated the Fire and Smoke Model Experiment (FASMEE) (https://sites....

Person: Ottmar, Larkin, Brown, French
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fuels are highly variable and dynamic in space and time, and fuel loading can vary considerably even within fine spatial scales and within specific fuel types, such as downed wood or organic soils. Given this inherent variability in fuel loadings, it...

Person: French, Billmire, Prichard, Kennedy, McKenzie, Larkin, Ottmar
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This document presents the study plan for the Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE). FASMEE is a large-scale interagency effort to (1) identify the critical measurements necessary to improve operational wildland fire and smoke prediction...

Person: Ottmar, Brown, French, Larkin
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

There is an urgent need for next-generation smoke research and forecasting (SRF) systems to meet the challenges of the growing air quality, health and safety concerns associated with wildland fire emissions. This review paper presents simulations and...

Person: Liu, Kochanski, Baker, Mell, Linn, Paugam, Mandel, Fournier, Jenkins, Goodrick, Achtemeier, Zhao, Ottmar, French, Larkin, Brown, Hudak, Dickinson, Potter, Clements, Urbanski, Prichard, Watts, McNamara
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) was designed to store and archive wildland fuel characteristics within fuelbeds, defined as the inherent physical characteristics of fuels that contribute to fire behavior and effects. The FCCS...

Person: Prichard, Andreu, Ottmar, Eberhardt
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firefighters are exposed to wood smoke, which contains hazardous air pollutants, by suppressing thousands of wildfires across the U. S. each year. We estimated the relative risk of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality from existing...

Person: Navarro, Kleinman, Mackay, Reinhardt, Balmes, Broyles, Ottmar, Naher, Domitrovich
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fuel consumption specifies the amount of vegetative biomass consumed during wildland fire. It is a two-stage process of pyrolysis and combustion that occurs simultaneously and at different rates depending on the characteristics and condition of the...

Person: Ottmar
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

White ash results from the complete combustion of surface fuels, making it a logically simple retrospective indicator of surface fuel consumption. However, the strength of this relationship has been neither tested nor adequately demonstrated with field...

Person: Hudak, Ottmar, Vihnanek, Brewer, Smith, Morgan
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Mechanical (e.g., shearblading) and manual (e.g., thinning) fuel treatments have become the preferred strategy of many fire managers and agencies for reducing fire hazard in boreal forests. This study attempts to characterize the effectiveness of four...

Person: Butler, Ottmar, Rupp, Jandt, Miller, Howard, Schmoll, Theisen, Vihnanek, Jimenez
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfire is a major forest disturbance in interior Alaska that can both directly and indirectly alter ecological processes. We used a combination of pre- and post-fire forest floor depths and post-fire ground cover assessments measured in the field,...

Person: Lewis, Hudak, Ottmar, Robichaud, Lentile, Hood, Cronan, Morgan
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS