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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildland fire management has moved beyond a singular focus on suppression, calling for wildfire management for ecological benefit where no critical human assets are at risk. Processes causing direct effects and indirect, long-term ecosystem changes are...

Person: Hyde, Dickinson, Bohrer, Calkin, Evers, Gilbertson-Day, Nicolet, Ryan, Tague
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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

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

A computer simulation model, FARSITE, includes existing fire behavior models for surface, crown, spotting, point-source fire acceleration, and fuel moisture. The model’s components and assumptions are documented. Simulations were run for simple...

Person: Finney
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Applying fuel reduction treatments (FRTs) to forested landscapes can alleviate undesirable changes in wildfire benefits and costs due to climate change. A conceptual framework was developed for determining the preferred FRTs across planning periods,...

Person: Prato
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This study examines the statistical association of wildfire risk with climatic conditions and non-climate variables in 48 continental US states. Because the response variable “wildfire risk” is a fractional variable bounded between zero and one, we use...

Person: An, Gan, Cho
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Forests absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and also can release it back into the atmosphere through natural disturbances and management activities. In this study, the impact of different carbon policies on a landowner's management decisions...

Person: Ning, Sun
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildfires are an important component of terrestrial ecosystem ecology but also a major natural hazard to societies, and their frequency and spatial distribution must be better understood. At a given location, risk from wildfire is associated with the...

Person: Knorr, Arneth, Jiang
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fuel moisture has a major influence on the behaviour of wildland fires and is an important underlying factor in fire risk assessment. We propose a method to assimilate dead fuel moisture content (FMC) observations from remote automated weather stations...

Person: Vejmelka, Kochanski, Mandel
Year: 2016
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS