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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

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

A First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM) was developed to predict the direct consequences of prescribed fire and wildfire. FOFEM computes duff and woody fuel consumption, smoke production, and fire-caused tree mortality for most forest and rangeland...

Person: Reinhardt, Keane, Brown
Year: 1997
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

Wind velocity and slope are two critical variables that affect wildland fire rate of spread. The effects of these variables on rate of spread are often combined in rate-of-spread models using vector addition. The various methods used to combine wind...

Person: Weise, Biging
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The Duff Moisture Code (DMC) and Drought Code (DC) components of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System are used by fire managers to assess the vulnerability of organic soils to ignition and depth of burn despite being developed for upland...

Person: Waddington, Thompson, Wotton, Quinton, Flannigan, Benscoter, Baisley, Turetsky
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The Fire Behavior Research Work Unit (RWU) of the Intermountain Research Station has been developing the Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) since 1994. The WFAS will eventually combine the functionality of the current fire-danger rating system (...

Person: Burgan, Andrews, Bradshaw, Chase, Hartford, Latham
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The Canadian Forest Fire Behavior System is a systematic method for assessing wildland f1re behavior potential. The guide provides a simplified version of the system, presented in tabular format. It was prepared to assist staff in making first...

Person: Taylor, Pike, Alexander
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS