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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

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

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

Some plants have traits that cause them to be more flammable than others, influencing wildfire spread and fire regimes. Some of these plant traits have been identified through laboratory-scale experiments. We built a numerical model that could quantify...

Person: Scarff, Gray, Westoby
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This paper is the first of two reviewing scientific literature from 100 years of research addressing interactions between the atmosphere and fire behaviour. These papers consider research on the interactions between the fuels burning at any instant and...

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

This paper is the second of two reviewing scientific literature from 100 years of research addressing interactions between the atmosphere and fire behaviour. These papers consider research on the interactions between the fuels burning at any instant...

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

A mathematical model is presented for predicting the maximum potential spot fire distance from an active crown fire. This distance can be estimated from the height of the flame above the canopy top, wind speed at canopy-top height and final firebrand...

Person: Albini, Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In wildland fires where water is used as the primary extinguishing agent, one of the issues of wildfire suppression is estimating how much water is required to extinguish a certain section of the fire. In order to use easily distinguished and available...

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

Summary graphs depicting 20 individual flame length-fire intensity relationships grouped by four different fuel complex types or settings (forest, grassland, shrubland, and laboratory) and 12 individual fireline intensity-crown scorch height...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS