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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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This work reports characteristics of embers generated by torching trees and seeks to identify the important physical and biological factors involved. The size of embers, number flux and propensity to ignite spot fires (i.e. number flux of ‘hot’ embers...

Person: Hudson, Bray, Blunck, Page, Butler
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The 2019 McKinley Fire devastated a 10-mile stretch of homes along Alaska's Parks Highway. This video describes the fire and its aftermath through interviews with residents and fire professionals, and discusses ways to protect structures from wildfires...

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Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Every year, wildland fires seem to be more unpredictable, causing losses of both lives and property.  Without a better understanding of the detailed mechanisms and underlying physical processes of wildland fire spread, our ability to predict, mitigate...

Person: McAllister
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The Smoke and Roadway Safety Guide provides wildland fire personnel the tools and methods to effectively plan and forecast for roadway smoke impacts and to monitor, respond to, and mitigate smoke on roadways to reduce the risk to the public and fire...

Person: Curcio, Mueller, Lahm, Fitch, Hyde
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System is a systematic method for assessing wildland fire behavior potential. This field guide provides a simplified version of the system, presented in tabular format. It was prepared to assist field...

Person: Taylor, Alexander
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire environmental impacts and the threat they pose to human live and values depend of how fast it spreads, how much biomass is consumed, and how much energy it releases and at what rate. Nearly every feature of contemporary fire management relies...

Person: Hood, Drury, Steelman, Steffens, Fernandes, Sil, Rossa, Ascoli, Cruz, Alexander
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire behaviour characteristics define the impacts on society and the environment. While wildland fire science has expanded to include the analysis of fire activity and effects across the globe, an understanding of global fire behaviour patterns and its...

Person: Viegas, Fernandes, Sil, Ascoli, Cruz, Alexander, Rossa, Baeza, Burrows, Davies, Fidelis, Gould, Govender, Kilinc, McCaw
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Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This paper represents our response to the questioning by Mell et al. (2018) of our interpretation (Cruz et al. 2017) of five generalised statements or mantras commonly repeated in the wildland fire behaviour modelling literature. We provide further...

Person: Cruz, Alexander, Sullivan
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In a recent communication, Cruz et al. (2017) called attention to several recurring statements (mantras) in the wildland fire literature regarding empirical and physical fire behaviour models. Motivated by concern that these mantras have not been fully...

Person: Mell, Simeoni, Morvan, Hiers, Skowronski, Hadden
Year:
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We have devised a rule of thumb for obtaining a first approximation of a fire’s spread rate that wildland fire operations personnel may find valuable in certain situations. It is based on the premise that under certain conditions wind speed is the...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES