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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the Introduction (p.274) ... 'There is currently a great deal of interest in understanding and quantifying the extent of natural and human-caused fire in the different biomes throughout the world. In Chapter 8, Shvidenko and Nilsson examined...

Person: Kasischke, Stocks, Murphy, Mudd, Stocks, Kasischke, Barry, Alexander, French
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The unknowns in fire phenomenology lead to simplified empirical approachs to build models designed to predict the initiation and spread of crown fires. This information is needed to support decision making in a large array of fire management problems....

Person: Cruz, Wakimoto, Alexander
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Large moderate to severe high intensity stand replacement fires characterize the fire regime in the boreal forest of Interior Alaska. It is the moisture content of the moss profile that largely determines ignition probability and depth of fuel...

Person: Wilmore, Fox, Sandberg, Alexander
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This paper gives an overview of the history of forest fire fighting foam, foam characteristics, criteria critical to product selection, the benefits of using foam, and the results of effectiveness trials and evaluations. Source: Canadian Forest Service...

Person: Alexander, Bisgrove, Stechishen, Murray
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This paper reports on the development of the Intelligent Fire Management Information System (IFMIS), a computer program for dispatching fire suppression resources to wildfires. The program uses a number of advanced concepts to provide information to...

Person: Alexander, Bisgrove, Lee
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Consistent success in prescribed underburning requires managers to specify acceptable levels of fire injury and to describe the fuels, weather, and fire behavior necessary to accomplish the objectives. Information is assembled to assist managers in...

Person: Alexander, Bisgrove, Ryan
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The pinyon-juniper woodlands and the sagebrush-grasslands, with a combined area of over 90 million ha, comprise a major portion of the rangelands in western North America. During pristine times fire played an important role in these vegetation types....

Person: Alexander, Bisgrove, Bunting
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire effects on wildlife and wildlife habitat in northern mixed-grass prairie ecosystems may be positive or negative depending on the uniformity, intensity, duration, frequency, location, shape, size, and timing of the fire and 1) the stage in the life...

Person: Alexander, Bisgrove, Kruse, Higgins
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Canadian Parks Service policy requires that 'natural resources will be protected and managed with minimal interference to natural processes to ensure the perpetuation of naturally evolving land and water environments and their associated species...

Person: Alexander, Bisgrove, White
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The l988 fire season was very significant to the western United States. The U.S. fire situation generated a high level of concern among Alberta Forest Service's fire managers. It helped to reinforce a long-argued policy-that of excluding unmanaged...

Person: Alexander, Bisgrove, Smith
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS