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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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

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

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

This state-of-knowledge review provides a synthesis of the effects of fire on cultural resources, which can be used by fire managers, cultural resource (CR) specialists, and archaeologists to more effectively manage wildland vegetation, fuels, and fire...

Person: Ryan, Jones, Koerner, Lee
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Foliar moisture content is an important factor regulating how wildland fires ignite in and spread through live fuels but moisture content determination methods are rarely standardised between studies. One such difference lies between the uses of rapid...

Person: Jolly, Hadlow
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Human land use practices, altered climates, and shifting forest and fire management policies have increased the frequency of large wildfires several-fold. Mitigation of potential fire behaviour and fire severity have increasingly been attempted through...

Person: Cochrane, Moran, Wimberly, Baer, Finney, Beckendorf, Eidenshink, Zhu
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Millions of trees killed by bark beetles in western North America have raised concerns about subsequent wildfire, but studies have reported a range of conclusions, often seemingly contradictory, about effects on fuels and wildfire. In this study, we...

Person: Hicke, Johnson, Hayes, Preisler
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS