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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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

The Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) was designed to store and archive wildland fuel characteristics within fuelbeds, defined as the inherent physical characteristics of fuels that contribute to fire behavior and effects. The FCCS...

Person: Prichard, Andreu, Ottmar, Eberhardt
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.

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Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Mastication, a method once used almost exclusively by utility companies to reduce vegetation beneath power lines, is now also regarded as a useful treatment for preparing a site for planting, releasing sapling-sized trees, or reducing surface fuels in...

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

Research Highlights: Interior Alaska boreal forest is still largely intact and forest harvest management, if applied appropriately across the forest landscape, can potentially mitigate the effects of climate warming, such as increasing wildfire and...

Person: Morimoto, Juday
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

The Firewise USA™ national recognition program evolved from a 1986 cooperative agreement between the Forest Service and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The agreement enabled NFPA, as a national nonprofit safety organization with an...

Person: Prudhomme
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Buildings ignite during wildfires when exposed to: 1. Burning embers (also called firebrands), 2. Radiant heat, and/or 3. Direct flame.

Person: Quarles
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Our mission is to connect and support people and communities who are striving to live more safely with wildfire. The Network is a catalyst for spreading best practices and innovations in fire adaptation concepts nationwide. The purpose of FAC Net is to...

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Year: 2013
Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES