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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wind plays an important role in the built environment. Large outdoor fires in the built environment are no exception. Under strong wind, firebrands fly far, which leads to quick fire spread. In this study, the effect of structure to structure...

Person: Suzuki, Manzello
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Identifying the number of firebrands generated during wildfires is an important aspect of understanding their propagation. A key challenge in quantifying the number of firebrands released is to distinguish those that are ‘hot’ and could lead to further...

Person: Adusumilli, Hudson, Gardner, Blunck
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A new instrument to quantify firebrand dynamics during fires with particular focus on those associated with the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) has been developed. During WUI fires, firebrands can ignite spot fires, which can rapidly increase the rate...

Person: Zen, Thomas, Mueller, Dhurandher, Gallagher, Skowronski, Hadden
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This work reports characteristics of embers generated by torching trees and seeks to identify the important physical and biological factors involved. The size of embers, number flux and propensity to ignite spot fires (i.e. number flux of ‘hot’ embers...

Person: Hudson, Bray, Blunck, Page, Butler
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Sparking FireSmart Policies in the EU: The Importance of an Integrated Fire Management Approach - Nicolas Faivre, Policy Officer, DG Research and Innovation (RTD), European Commission, Belgium

The presentation will introduce the...

Person: Faivre, Amoako, Bird, Conedera
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Fire interactions between multiple 1 m tall, 0.7 m diameter chamise shrubs was studied utilizing the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Dynamics Simulator (WFDS, Mell et al., 2009). Two shrub arrangements were investigated. First, nine shrubs were placed in...

Person: Shannon, Anand, Shotorban, Mahalingam
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The 2019 McKinley Fire devastated a 10-mile stretch of homes along Alaska's Parks Highway. This video describes the fire and its aftermath through interviews with residents and fire professionals, and discusses ways to protect structures from wildfires...

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Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

We have devised a rule of thumb for obtaining a first approximation of a fire’s spread rate that wildland fire operations personnel may find valuable in certain situations. It is based on the premise that under certain conditions wind speed is the...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Isaac Saul of A Plus interviews Sara Brown, director of the USFS Fire Lab’s Fire, Fuels, and Smoke Sciences Program. Sara Brown explains how to stop wildfires from being major disaster events in the United States. The interview provides an overview...

Person: Yoo, Brown, Saul
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The prediction of wildfire rate of spread and growth under high wind speeds and dry fuel moisture conditions is key to taking proactive actions to warn and in turn protect communities. We used two datasets of wildfires spreading under critical fire...

Person: Cruz, Alexander, Fernandes, Kilinc, Sil
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES