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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildland‐urban interface (WUI) fire incidents are likely to become more severe and will affect more and more people. Given their scale and complexity, WUI incidents require a multidomain approach to assess their impact and the effectiveness of any...

Person: Gwynne, Ronchi, Bénichou, Kinateder, Kuligowski, Gomaa, Adelzadeh
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firebrands are known to ignite materials in attic spaces of homes. To clarify the effects of choices in attic insulation materials for homes located at the wildland urban interface, this study seeks to characterize the effects of firebrand...

Person: Wessies, Chang, Marr, Ezekoye
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A significant amount of research has examined what motivates people living in the WUI to mitigate their wildfire risk, but drawing over-arching conclusions is difficult given the myriad of ways researchers have conceptualized and operationalized...

Person: Rapp
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The Minimum Acceptable Visibility (MAV) table was originally provided by the California Highway Patrol in response to an inquiry  relative to acceptable highway visibility reduction caused by smoke. The table was included in chapter two of the 1991...

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Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Significant changes occurring in the wildland fire environment of the United States are generatinguncharacteristic shifts in the complexity, behavior, extent, and effects of wildfires. Increases in wildfire numbers, temporal and spatial scales, and...

Person: Zimmerman, Lasko, Kaufmann
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Treatment of natural fuels has been carried out in support of management objectives throughout the history of natural resource management across the United States. While research activities have been conducted for over 50 years, an urgent need still...

Person: Zimmerman
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Data
Source: FRAMES

Conduct your home risk assessment on Wildfire Prep Day.

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Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Every year, 600,000 Americans over 70 years old stop driving every year. In 1970, blue-collar jobs were 31.2% of total nonfarm employment. By 2016, their share had fallen to 13.6%. The number of days reaching 'Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups' Level or...

Person: Lasky
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

New fire management paradigms are emerging that recognize fire is inevitable, and in many cases desirable. During this webinar you will be introduced to a new process for spatial fire planning using tools such as Potential Control Line atlases (PCLs),...

Person: Dunn
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

We use concepts drawn from the adaptive governance literature to examine challenges and opportunities for fire management in Alaska, where rising average summer temperatures over the past several decades are associated with statewide increases in...

Person: Rutherford, Schultz
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES