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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Very large-fires (VLFs) have widespread impacts on ecosystems, air quality, fire suppression resources, and in many regions account for a majority of total area burned. Empirical generalized linear models of the largest fires (>5000 ha) across the...

Person: Barbero, Abatzoglou, Steel, Larkin
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Current practices for measuring high heat flux in scenarios such as wildland forest fires use expensive, thermopile-based sensors, coupled with mathematical models based on a semi-infinite-length scale. Although these sensors are acceptable for...

Person: Sullivan, McDonald
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Lightning plays an important role in atmospheric chemistry and in the initiation of wildfires, but the impact of global warming on lightning rates is poorly constrained. Here we propose that the lightning flash rate is proportional to the convective...

Person: Romps, Seeley, Vollaro, Molinari
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

High temporal resolution information on burnt area is needed to improve fire behaviour and emissions models. We used the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) thermal anomaly and active fire product (MO(Y)D14) as input to a kriging...

Person: Veraverbeke, Sedano, Hook, Randerson, Jin, Rogers
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Mathematical models and numerical solution procedures for predicting the trajectory, oscillation, possible rotation, and mass and size time-evolution of cylindrical wind-driven firebrands are described and discussed. Two test problems and the results,...

Person: Oliveira, Lopes, Baliga, Almeida, Viegas
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Current wildland firefighter safety zone guidelines are based on studies that assume flat terrain, radiant heating, finite flame width, constant flame temperature and high flame emissivity. Firefighter entrapments and injuries occur across a broad...

Person: Butler
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The number of smoking-caused wildfires has been falling nationwide. In national forests in 2011, smoking-caused wildfires represented only 10% of their 1980 level. No other cause of wildfire has experienced this level of decline. For 12 states, we...

Person: Butry, Prestemon, Thomas
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildfire activity in the United States incurs substantial costs and losses, and presents challenges to federal, state, tribal and local agencies that have responsibility for wildfire management. Beyond the potential socioeconomic and ecological losses...

Person: Calkin, Stonesifer, Thompson, McHugh
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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