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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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No single factor produces wildfires; rather, they occur when fire thresholds (ignitions, fuels, and drought) are crossed. Anomalous weather events may lower these thresholds and thereby enhance the likelihood and spread of wildfires. Climate change...

Person: Pausas, Keeley
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fuel moisture content (FMC) of live vegetation is a crucial wildfire risk and spread rate driver. This study presents the first daily FMC product at a global scale and 500 m pixel resolution from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS...

Person: Quan, Yebra, Riaño, He, Lai, Liu
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Alaska has witnessed a significant increase in wildfire events in recent decades that have been linked to drier and warmer summers. Forest fuel maps play a vital role in wildfire management and risk assessment. Freely available multispectral datasets...

Person: Badola, Panda, Roberts, Waigl, Bhatt, Smith, Jandt
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Alaska is faced with a unique fire management problem that has been handled in an interagency way for more than 30 years. The evolution of fire management has led to a different approach in interagency cooperation; weather data management; fire...

Person: Ziel, Moore
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: Maternal wildfire exposure (e.g., smoke, stress) has been associated with poor birth outcomes with effects potentially mediated through air pollution and psychosocial stress. Despite the recent hike in the intensity and frequency of...

Person: Amjad, Chojecki, Osornio-Vargas, Ospina
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

United States forestland is an important ecosystem type, land cover, land use, and economic resource that is facing several drivers of change including climatic. Because of its significance, forestland was identified through the National Climate...

Person: Anderson, Heath, Emery, Hicke, Littell, Lucier, Masek, Peterson, Pouyat, Potter, Robertson, Sperry
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Lightning is an indicator and a driver of climate change. Here, using satellite observations of lightning flash rate and ERA5 reanalysis, we find that the spatial pattern of summer lightning over northern circumpolar regions exhibits a strong positive...

Person: Chen, Romps, Seeley, Veraverbeke, Riley, Mekonnen, Randerson
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire risks and losses have increased over the last 100 years, associated with population expansion, land use and management practices, and global climate change. While there have been extensive efforts at modeling the probability and severity of...

Person: Carriger, Thompson, Barron
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Recent wildfires in the western United States have led to substantial economic losses and social stresses. There is a great concern that the new climatic state may further increase the intensity, duration, and frequency of wildfires. To examine...

Person: Brown, Wang, Feng
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires in the U.S. are growing in extent and severity, causing billions of dollars in damage each year. Wildfire policy has increased its focus on integrating fire suppression with risk mitigation through fuel reduction. In this context incentives...

Person: Langpap, Wu
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES