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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Fire is an important part of forest ecosystems, as is the insect fauna. Changes in wood brought about by fire may alter the ability of termites to use the wood, interrupting the decay cycle of woody debris. The ability of termites to find, infest, and...

Person: Peterson, Gerard, Wagner
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This Report describes the construction of an index of the relative rate of spread of crowning forest fires during spring and early summer. It depends on the proposition that conifer crowns are more flammable during this period because the moisture...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1974
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A series of graphs, tables and maps are presented that form the basis of a revised fire control plan at the Petawawa Forest Experiment Station. Called aids to fire control planning, they are classified into those describing: (a) the pattern of fire...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1965
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This Report is a bibliography of publications on all aspects of forest fire produced during the period 1961 to 1977 at the Petawawa Forest Experiment Station. There are 64 items, listed chronologically in four categories. A short descriptive note...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text:'This article reports a laboratory attempt to measure the combined effects of sun and wind on surface temperature, and to test the form that a predictive equation should take. The general approach was suggested by some previous...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1969
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Improved official equations are presented for the 1984 version of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System. The most recent mathematical refinements serve to further rationalize the Fine Fuel Moisture Code and render it more compatible with other...

Person: Van Wagner, Pickett
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This report presents the equations for the new 1976 metric version of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index. In addition to the changes needed to accommodate metric weather data, several mathematical improvements are introduced as well. These...

Person: Van Wagner, Pickett
Year: 1975
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Foliar moisture content was sampled in five eastern Canadian conifers and two hardwoods during 1962-65, and seasonal trends were estabished. These were basically similar from year to year despite weather differences. The moisture content of new conifer...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1967
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text:'The goal of research on the behaviour of forest fires is presumably to be able to predict with reasonable assurance how a fire will behave in any stated weather and forest fuel. This goal does not, of course, have an absolute form...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This report presents a suggested list of metric units and conversion factors for quantities commonly used in forest fire research, and suitable also for practical use in operational work. It follows the approved standards of the International System of...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1978
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS