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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The Drought Code (DC) is a moisture code of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System underlain by a hydrological water balance model in which drying occurs in a negative exponential pattern with a relatively long timelag. The model derives from...

Person: Miller, Wilmore
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Drought Code (DC) was developed as part of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System in the early 1970s to represent a deep column of soil that dries relatively slowly. Unlike most other fire danger indices or codes that operate on gravimetric...

Person: Miller
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The effects of freestream flow on fire spread behaviors of a discrete wooden fuel array were studied. The spacing between fuel elements was varied, and the flame spread behavior under 1, 2, and 3 m/s forced flow velocities was investigated. The fastest...

Person: Di Cristina, Kozhumal, Simeoni, Skowronski, Rangwala, Im
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

There is a strong need to increase the basic understanding of the propagation mechanisms in wildfires to improve the scientific tools needed for firefighting and fire prevention. This study focuses on the fire spread mechanisms by radiation. Three...

Person: Schneider, Betting, Patterson, Skowronski, Simeoni
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Salvage logging, or logging after natural disturbances such as wildfires, insect outbreaks, and windstorms, is carried out to recover some of a forest's natural and/or economic capital. However, trade‐offs between management objectives and a lack of...

Person: Leverkus, Gustafsson, Lindenmayer, Castro, Rey Benayas, Ranius, Thorn
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Since its inception in 1973, the National Silviculture Workshop (NSW) has brought together forest managers and researchers from across the USDA Forest Service, and more recently our university and other partners, to provide a forum for information...

Person: Pile, Deal, Dey, Gwaze, Kabrick, Palik, Schuler
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Recent advances in wildland fire behavior models (e.g. FIRETEC) utilizing high spatial and temporal resolution fluid dynamics calculations have facilitated complex modeling of fire-atmospheric feedbacks. Unfortunately this fire modeling approach...

Person: Linn, Goodrick, Hiers
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Presented for Lesson 30 of the S-590 Advanced Fire Behavior Interpretation Course at the National Advanced Resource Technology Center in Marana, Arizona, 5-17 March 2006.

Lesson Objectives:

  • Gather a cursory understanding of the...
Person: Alexander
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Presented for Lesson 30 of the S-590 Advanced Fire Behavior Interpretation Course at the National Advanced Resource Technology Center in Marana, Arizona, 7-19 March 2004.

Lesson Objectives:

  • Gather a cursory understanding of the...
Person: Alexander
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The prevalence of wildfire disasters across Canada over the past two decades such as occurred in Kelowna, BC in 2003 and Fort McMurray, AB in 2016 has prompted a continuing search for solutions to address the wildland-urban interface or intermix (WUI)...

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