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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Surface fire intensity (kilowatts per metre) and crown fire initiation were predicted using Rothermel's 1972 and Van Wagner's 1977 fire models with fuel data from 47 upland subalpine conifer stands (comprising Pinus contorta var. latifolia,...

Person: Bessie, Johnson
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

INTRODUCTION: Fire in the interior basin of Alaska is commonplace. Lightning- and man-caused fires have burned and reburned millions of acres. Despite their commonness and extensiveness, the specific history and characteristics of a fire as the relate...

Person: Johnson
Year: 1964
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Forest fire retardant research was divided into five different study areas: (1) retardant effectiveness; (2) retardant physical properties; (3) retardant delivery systems; (4) retardant-caused corrosion; and 5) retardant environmental impact. Past...

Person: George, Blakely, Johnson
Year: 1976
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Grasslands have been lost and degraded in the United States since Euro-American settlement due to agriculture, development, introduced invasive species, and changes in fire regimes. Fire is frequently used in prairie restoration to control invasion by...

Person: Roy, Hudson, Visser, Johnson
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In spite of considerable effort to predict wildland fire behaviour, the effects of firebrand lift-off, the ignition of resulting spot fires and their effects on fire spread, remain poorly understood. We developed a cellular automata model integrating...

Person: Perryman, Dugaw, Varner, Johnson
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Onsite fire retardant effectiveness is dependent on a retardant's physical (rheological) and chemical (active fire-inhibiting salt) properties. Quality control at each retardant base is necessary to assure cost-effectiveness is achieved. Using...

Person: George, Johnson
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This report summarizes the development, history, and operational use of liquid ammonium phosphate and polyphosphate fire retardants since their first use in the early l960's. Several liquid ammonium polyphosphates were evaluated as long-term...

Person: George, Blakely, Johnson, Simmerman, Johnson
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fuel moisture plays an important role in predicting wildfire spread rates, fuel consumption, and heat output. The purpose of this study was to find how much we can simplify an F and H layer moisture model by comparing an empirical-phenomenalistic...

Person: Johnson, Keith, Martin
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Carbon (C) dynamics of boreal forest ecosystems have substantial implications for efforts to mitigate the rise of atmospheric CO2 and may be substantially influenced by warming and changing wildfire regimes. In this study we applied a large-scale...

Person: Yuan, Yi, McGuire, Johnson, Liang, Harden, Kasischke, Kurz
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