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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Smoke aerosols released from biomass burning greatly influence air quality, weather, and climate. The total particulate matter (TPM) of smoke aerosols has been demonstrated to be a linear function of fire radiative energy (FRE) during a period of...

Person: Lu, Zhang, Li, Cochrane
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

These presentations highlight existing wildfire forecasting tools, especially resources that can be used by communities to aid in preparedness efforts. Speakers discuss existing tools and provide examples of their use in communities or their potential...

Person: Stuefer, Starkweather, Brubaker
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Presented by Xanthe Walker on April 11th, 2019 at the Bonanza Creek LTER Symposium.
She discusses some of the research done with Michelle Mack at NAU – regarding C emissions from boreal forest wildfire.

Person: Walker
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Smoke from human-induced fires such as prescribed fires can occasionally cause significant reduction in visibility on highways in the southern United States. Visibility reduction to less than three meters has been termed 'superfog' and environmental...

Person: Bartolome, Princevac, Weise, Mahalingam, Ghasemian, Venkatram, Vu, Aguilar
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firefighters are exposed to wood smoke, which contains hazardous air pollutants, by suppressing thousands of wildfires across the U. S. each year. We estimated the relative risk of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality from existing...

Person: Navarro, Kleinman, Mackay, Reinhardt, Balmes, Broyles, Ottmar, Naher, Domitrovich
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Minimum Acceptable Visibility (MAV) table was originally provided by the California Highway Patrol in response to an inquiry  relative to acceptable highway visibility reduction caused by smoke. The table was included in chapter two of the 1991...

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Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This project provided an integrated assessment of the effects of fires under different future climate and population scenarios on fine particulate matter mass (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) at global scale, with a particular focus on the United States. We...

Person: Val Martin, Pierce, Heald
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Data
Source: FRAMES

Seasonal-mean concentrations of particulate matter with diameters smaller than 2.5 μm (PM2.5) have been decreasing across the United States (US) for several decades, with large reductions in spring and summer in the eastern US. In contrast, summertime-...

Person: O'Dell, Ford Hotmann, Fischer, Pierce
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Prescribed fire and wildfire in the Western US have long been critical ecological processes used by humans, specifically Native Americans, to manage the plant species, insects, and diseases present in a landscape. However, policies of fire suppression...

Person: Lopez, Frederick, Navarro
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firefighters are exposed to wood smoke, which contains hazardous air pollutants, during wildland fire management assignments across the U.S. each year. In this webinar, Kathleen Navarro, PhD, will present on a recent Joint Fire Science Program...

Person: Navarro, Martinez
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES