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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

Community wildfire protection planning has become an important tool for engaging wildland-urban interface residents and other stakeholders in efforts to address their mutual concerns about wildland fire management, prioritize hazardous fuel reduction...

Person: Williams, Jakes, Burns, Cheng, Nelson, Sturtevant, Brummel, Staychock, Souter
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Policymakers and decision makers alike have suggested that the use of less aggressive suppression strategies for wildland fires might help stem the tide of rising emergency wildland fire expenditures. However, the interplay of wildland fire management...

Person: Gebert, Black
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A century of wildfire suppression in the United States has led to increased fuel loading and large-scale ecological change across some of the nation's forests. Land management agencies have responded by increasing the use of prescribed fire and...

Person: Donovan, Brown
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A helicopter comparison index was developed to incorporate cost and benefit information for individual helicopters for large wildland fire suppression operations. The costs and benefits for individual helicopters are unique. Costs consist of daily...

Person: Trethewey
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fire scientists in the United States began exploring the relationships of fire-danger and hazard with weather, fuel moisture, and ignition probabilities as early as 1916. Many of the relationships identified then persist today in the form of our...

Person: Hardy, Hardy
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We present an overview of the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS), a tool that enables land managers, regulators, and scientists to create and catalogue fuelbeds and to classify those fuelbeds for their capacity to support fire and consume...

Person: Ottmar, Sandberg, Riccardi, Prichard
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Physics-based coupled fire-atmosphere models are based on approximations to the governing equations of fluid dynamics, combustion, and the thermal degradation of solid fuel. They require significantly more computational resources than the most commonly...

Person: Mell, Jenkins, Gould, Cheney
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The extreme cost of fighting wildland fires has brought fire suppression expenditures to the forefront of budgetary and policy debate in the United States. Inasmuch as large fires are responsible for the bulk of fire suppression expenditures,...

Person: Gebert, Calkin, Yoder
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS