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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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'In experimental fire research, some of the most compelling data you can get is the visual data from video and photography,' says Matt Hoehler, a research structural engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg...

Person: Huergo
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES

Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is a large-eddy simulation (LES) code for low-speed flows, with an emphasis on smoke and heat transport from fires. Smokeview (SMV) is a visualization program used to display the output of FDS and CFAST simulations.

Person:
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Tool
Source: FRAMES

Wildland fire and ecological researchers use empirical and semi-empirical modeling systems to assess fire behavior and danger. This technical note describes the firebehavioR package, a porting of two fire behavior modeling systems, Crown Fire...

Person: Ziegler, Hoffman, Mell
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Numerical simulations of laboratory-scale experiments, with no wind imposed, were performed for fuel bed slopes ranging from 0° to 45°. The implementation of a vertical symmetry plane (SP) placed, span-wise, along the middle of the computational domain...

Person: Sánchez-Monroy, Mell, Torres-Arenas, Butler
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This video describes what fuel loading is, how it can be measured, and fuel load characteristics in various vegetation types.

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

Wildfires are extremely destructive disasters that cause significant loss of lives, forest cover and wildlife. This is due to their uncontrolled, erratic, rapid spread and behaviour. The incidence of wildfires is expected to increase worldwide because...

Person: Kaur, Sood
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We develop a spatial-dynamic optimization model of landscape scale, jointly produced ecosystem services on a forest at-risk of catastrophic wildfire. We show optimal fuel management strategies vary over time in response to biomass growth dynamics, how...

Person: Warziniack, Sims, Haas
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Ember/firebrand spotting is an important mechanism by which wildland fires can rapidly spread. This process occurs when firebrands from a fire upwind land on a fuel downwind. These firebrands may initiate a flaming fire directly or a smolder fire,...

Person: Urban, Song, Santamaria, Fernandez-Pello
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An Alaskan Style Severe Thunderstorm. Presented at the 2006 Pacific Northwest Weather Workshop in Seattle, WA.

King County Creek Fire Case Study of a big Thunderstorm on July 6, 2005. An old powerpoint presentation looking at the unique...

Person: Ruthford
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Dry Cold Front vs the Inversion: A Case Study in the Numerous Complications of Mixing out an Inversion. Central Complex Aug 21-24, 2004. Presentation for the 2005 IMET Workshop in Boise, ID.

This one is less a critical fire weather pattern...

Person: Ruthford
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES