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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildfire is one of the most contentious subjects affecting land managers, land owners, and the public. As a contagious process, the social, political, and ecological ramifications of wildfire response and eventual fire outcomes are not limited to where...

Person: O'Connor
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Research has suggested that excessive risk aversion is a key driver of rising federal suppression costs. To formally understand how alternative risk attitudes of contracted incident managers can affect a public fire management organization's demand for...

Person: Rossi, Kuusela
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firefighting requires managers to make decisions in complex decision environments that hold many uncertainties; these decisions need to be adapted dynamically over time as fire behavior evolves. Models used in firefighting decisions should...

Person: Belval, Wei, Bevers
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The U.S. Geological Survey's Wildland Fire Science Program produces fundamental information to identify the causes of wildfires, understand the impacts and benefits of both wildfires and prescribed fires, and help prevent and manage larger,...

Person: Steblein, Miller, Soileau
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Purpose of Review: This review is on global wildland fire management research needs from the standpoint of 'integrated fire management'. It seeks to apply a characterisation of fires to frame research needs, and also recognise some differences in...

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

This study aims to encourage the idea of utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles in the fire-fighting application. In this paper, we present a remote-controlled rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle made from metal alloys. This unmanned aerial vehicle, using...

Person: Soliman, Cagan, Buldum
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, a worldwide problem, are gaining more importance over time due to climate change and increased urbanization in WUI areas. Some jurisdictions have provided standards, codes and guidelines, which may greatly help...

Person: Intini, Ronchi, Gwynne, Bénichou
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Generation of firebrands from various fuels has been well-studied in the past decade. Limited details have been released about the methodology for characterizing firebrands such as the proper sample size and the measurement process. This study focuses...

Person: Hedayati, Bahrani, Zhou, Quarles, Gorham
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Each year, fires in the wildland-urban interface (WUI)—the place where homes and wildlands meet or intermingle—have caused significant damage to communities. To contribute to firefighter and public safety by reducing the risk of structure ignition,...

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

Purpose of Review: The objectives of this paper are to briefly review basic risk management and analytics concepts, describe their nexus in relation to wildfire response, demonstrate real-world application of analytics to support response decisions and...

Person: Thompson, Wei, Calkin, O'Connor, Dunn, Anderson, Hogland
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES