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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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When two fires approach each other, convective and radiative heat transfer processes are greatly enhanced. The interaction between two linear fire fronts making an angle θoi between them is of particular interest as it produces a very rapid advance of...

Person: Viegas, Raposo, Davim, Rossa
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The purpose of this study was to generate a physical fitness profile of an interagency hotshot crew mid-way through the wildland fire season. Twenty interagency hotshot crew firefighters completed measures of body composition, aerobic fitness,...

Person: Sell, Livingston
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Firebrand transport is studied for disc and cylindrical firebrands by modelling their trajectories with a coupled-physics fire model, HIGRAD/FIRETEC. Through HIGRAD/FIRETEC simulations, the size of possible firebrands and travelled distances are...

Person: Koo, Linn, Pagni, Edminster
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, 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: FRAMES, TTRS

The Byram index of fire intensity is extended from the head of a fire to include its total perimeter. Variation in intensity is plotted against different variables for an elliptical fire front; for one of these variables (the normal angle) this plot is...

Person: Catchpole, de Mestre, Gill
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Sustainability science promotes place-based resource management because natural processes vary among ecosystems. When local science is limited, land managers may be forced to generalize from other ecosystems that function differently. One proposed...

Person: Ray, Kolden, Chapin
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Introduction: Pinus is a diverse genus of trees widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Understanding pine life history is critical to both conservation and fire management. Objectives: Here I lay out the different pathways of pine life...

Person: Keeley
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In many parts of the world, both the area and intensity of wildland fires have increased alarmingly. Not only are fires increasing in number, but the nature of these fires is also changing. These fires have been called 'mega-fires,' a term...

Person: Binkley
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

So, why should a narrative be of interest to the fire community? Because it is story that gives cultural meaning to historical and accruing experiences. Firefighters don't recount their actions and memories as data sets; they tell stories....

Person: Pyne
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A mathematical model for the near-surface flow of air up a sun-heated slope is derived. The model is used to produce tables and graphs for estimating "midflame" windspeeds as needed for predicting wildland fire behavior. The model applies on...

Person: Albini, Latham, Baughman
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS