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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

Wildfire is a major forest disturbance in interior Alaska that can both directly and indirectly alter ecological processes. We used a combination of pre- and post-fire forest floor depths and post-fire ground cover assessments measured in the field,...

Person: Lewis, Hudak, Ottmar, Robichaud, Lentile, Hood, Cronan, Morgan
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Coarse woody debris serves many functions in forest ecosystem processes and has important implications for fire management as it affects air quality, soil heating and carbon budgets when it combusts. There is relatively little research evaluating the...

Person: Hyde, Smith, Ottmar, Alvarado, Morgan
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The validation of the Aerial Drop Model consisted of the comparison of computed ground patterns with experimental data from a set of real-scale drop tests using water and a wide range of fire retardant viscosities. Results were analyzed in terms of...

Person: Amorim
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The efficiency of the aerial drop of firefighting agents (water and retardants) is extremely dependent on pilot skills in dealing with complex atmospheric conditions, mostly because on-board systems for computer-assisted drops have not yet been used...

Person: Amorim
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Most forests of the world are recovering from a past disturbance. It is well known that forest disturbances profoundly affect carbon stocks and fluxes in forest ecosystems, yet it has been a great challenge to assess disturbance impacts in estimates of...

Person: Pan, Chen, Birdsey, McCullough, He, Deng
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The impacts of wildfire are not always confined to the effects of fire alone, but sometimes extend to the consequences of suppression-related operations. As always, scale plays a role in the extent of effects, and a group of Forest Service employees...

Person: Letz, Fuchtman, Davis
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Anyone who has been a wildland firefighter for any period of time has experienced the effects of fatigue first hand. From the complete lack of sleep when engaged in the often-times chaotic initial attack on a major fire to the seemingly never-ending...

Person: Lawrence
Year: 2011
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

The FLAME Act of 2009 requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Interior to submit to Congress a Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy. In this report, we explore the general science available for a risk-...

Person: Calkin, Ager, Thompson, Finney, Lee, Quigley, McHugh, Riley, Gilbertson-Day
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS