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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildfire emissions are challenging to measure and model, but simple and realistic estimates can benefit multiple disciplines. We evaluate the potential of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data to address this objective. A total of...

Person: Henderson, Ichoku, Burkholder, Brauer, Jackson
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Effective mitigation of external fires on structures can be achieved flexibly, economically, and aesthetically by (1) preventing large-area ignition on structures by avoiding close proximity of burning vegetation; and (2) stopping flame travel from...

Person: Dietenberger
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This special issue of Forest Science features the national Fire and Fire Surrogate study (FFS), a niultisite, multivariate research project that evaluates the ecological consequences of prescribed fire and its mechanical surrogates in seasonally dry...

Person: McIver, Fettig
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The potential impact of climate change on forest fire risk is of significant concern. Postulated climate change effects on wildfires include increasing annual trends in ignitions and a lengthening of the fire season. We propose to use logistic...

Person: Woolford, Cao, Dean, Martell
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A synthesis was carried out to examine Alaska's boreal forest fire regime. During the 2000s, an average of 767 000 ha x year-1 burned, 50% higher than in any previous decade since the 1940s. Over the past 60 years, there was a decrease in the...

Person: Kasischke, Verbyla, Rupp, McGuire, Murphy, Jandt, Barnes, Hoy, Duffy, Calef, Turetsky
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Spotting ignition by lofted firebrands is a significant mechanism of fire spread, as observed in many large-scale fires. The role of firebrands in fire propagation and the important parameters involved in spot fire development are studied. Historical...

Person: Koo, Pagni, Weise, Woycheese
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A method for the systematic evaluation of the temporal reporting accuracy and precision of burned area products conducted using active fire detections as the reference dataset is described. The method is applied globally to 6 years of Moderate...

Person: Boschetti, Roy, Justice, Giglio
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Climate-wildfire relationships have been widely addressed by the scientific community over the last two decades; however, the role of climate in managed fire in the US (i.e. prescribed fire and wildland fire use) has not yet been addressed. We...

Person: Kolden, Brown
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This paper presents modeling methods for mapping fire hazard and fire risk using a research model called FIREHARM (FIRE Hazard and Risk Model) that computes common measures of fire behavior, fire danger, and fire effects to spatially portray fire...

Person: Keane, Drury, Karau, Hessburg, Reynolds
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

To control and use wildland fires safely and effectively depends on creditable assessments of fire potential, including the propensity for crowning in conifer forests. Simulation studies that use certain fire modelling systems (i.e. NEXUS, FlamMap,...

Person: Cruz, Alexander
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS