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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

Forest fires threaten a large part of the world's forests, communities, and industrial plants, triggering technological accidents (Natechs). Forest fire modelling with respect to contributing spatial parameters is one of the well-known ways not only to...

Person: Naderpour, Rizeei, Khakzad, Pradhan
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

Fire evacuations at wildland-urban interfaces (WUI) pose a serious challenge to the emergency services, and are a global issue affecting thousands of communities around the world. This paper presents a multi-physics framework for the simulation of...

Person: Ronchi, Gwynne, Rein, Intini, Wadhwani
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The purpose of this document is to outline the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) wildland fire priorities and coordinate the EPA Office of Research and Development’s (ORD’s) wildland-fire-related research across multiple National Research...

Person: Vette, Hagler, Baxter, Cascio, Baghdikian
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The topic of collaboration across boundaries is fitting for me and for the Forest Service because our national priorities revolve around just that-collaboration across boundaries-especially when it comes to wildland fire. We are committed to improving...

Person: Christiansen
Year: 2018
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

For the last 100 years, fire suppression policies have largely kept fire from playing its natural role. Removing fire from ecosystems that depend on it to stay healthy, coupled with more people building houses in flammable natural areas, has created a...

Person: Medley-Daniel
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire mitigation can improve the chances of a home surviving a wildfire. Research has shown that one of the most important sources of information that prompts residents in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) to take action to reduce their wildfire...

Person: Shirley
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