A hybrid density function is given for describing wind-speed distributions having nonzero probability of "calm.” A Weibull probability graph paper designed specifically for plotting wind-speed distributions is used to determine distribution...
Alaska Fire Portal
The Alaska Fire Portal provides information about fire science and technology relevant to Alaska. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on lands in Alaska. Content may also be relevant to boreal forests of western Canada.
A substantial amount of the Alaska-related content was originally compiled through the FIREHouse project (the Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse), funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, and its two related projects: the Alaska Reference Database, (which was merged the FRAMES Resource Catalog, accessible through the "Catalog Records" tab below) and the Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map, hosted through the AICC ArcIMS mapping website.
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The water vapour concentration at the bottom of the flame of the wood crib was measured and correlated with other experimentally obtained data like welling up gas temperature, char yield and UV-absorption of the condensible substance, and the mechanism...
From the text...'The effect of burning on the germination and development of maquis plants allows the separation of the plants into two divisions: (1) plants like oak and Pistacia which have no store of seeds in the soil from former years. The...
Radar maps of precipitation at a height of 6km have been studied for the thunderstorms of one July day. Regions on these maps within which the intensity level exceeds 30 dBZ (corresponding to a rainfall rate of 2.8 mm h(-1)) represent thunderstorms,...
It is now well established that fire plays an important part as a periodic disturbing influence on many of the forest types of North America. The species composition of such forests has undergone selection as a result of the regularity of fires during...
The directions in which VHF pulses are received from thunderstorms are measured at the rate of over 600 s-l with elapsed time also stored every 10 ms during bursts. This provides detailed information regarding the sequence of directions to an accuracy...
'Natural resource management is an important activity in our society. The conservation and current environmental movements have emphasized the importance of sound management of natural resources. While there may be significant potential gains for...
(1) Microclimatic maesurements and flux determinations were made on natural Agropyron-Koeleria grassland during two growing seasons. (2) The calculated evaluation fluxes were analyzed in terms of the potential evaporation, soil moisture content, and...
This report examines air tankers from a systems point of view. The discussion begins by describing the fire control environment. Fire suppression is discussed from the resource management viewpoint. Emphasis then shifts to identifying the structure,...
Economic limitations prevent the mapping over of large areas of forest fire fuel types using conventional forestry methods. The information contained in such maps would be a valuable tool for assisiting in initial attack planning, presuppression...
On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, seeks applicants for five tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor in the thematic area of restoring and protecting global biodiversity. The Faculty of Science, together with the Faculties of Arts, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems, is sponsoring this unique cluster hire, which builds on existing excellence in this area at UBC. These new hires will join an interdisciplinary research and scholarship team focused on solutions-oriented approaches to biodiversity loss, and its connection to sustainability and adaptive capacity for humanity. For further information see https://biodiversity.ubc.ca/cluster-hire
As part of the cluster, we seek a Conservation and Restoration Scientist to be jointly appointed in the Departments of Botany, and Forest & Conservation Sciences, with opportunities for strong interaction with UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Biodiversity Research Centre. The Conservation and Restoration Scientist will conduct research broadly investigating how to conserve and protect biodiversity, and restore functioning ecosystems in a changing world. Applicants should have an interest in integrating fundamental research on restoring biodiversity, ecosystem functions or adaptive capacity, with applied research on conservation and restoration strategies that involve engagement with communities, industry or governments. Their expertise will be in ecology (including applied ecology), conservation, evolutionary biology, forestry, geography, or related disciplines. We encourage applicants who use a range of empirical or theoretical approaches, applying them to real-world problems from local to global scales, in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and working in plant, animal or fungal systems.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has numerous fire positions at various levels open in several states.
Details are available at careers.nature.org (search for “fire”).
Closing dates vary.
This study is collecting feedback from female firefighters regarding the design, fit, and mobility of their personal protective clothing. Females firefighters in the US are invited to participate.
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
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Sponsor: Northwest Fire Science Consortium
Presenter: Peter Wakeland
Peter Wakeland, Acting Superintendent with the Puget Sound Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Grand Ronde tribal member, and Oregon State University, Forest...
Kenai Peninsula All Lands All Hands - Virtual Conference
Thursday Nov 5, 9am to Noon
-Our objective is to share agency updates and information to foster cooperation and partnerships on the Kenai...
AFSC Fire Science Workshop Part 2:
Simulcast of the Boreal Fires team presentations from the Alaska EPSCoR Fire and Ice All-Hands Meeting.
This session will provide brief updates from the boreal fire science projects supported by the...
The National Wildfire Coordinating Group's Fire Environment Continuing Education Subcommittee is hosting a post-season webinar. Topics will include satellite-derived data, WildfireSAFE, tips for remote fire analysis assignments, etc.
Rescheduled from March due to COVID-19 concerns. IAFC is planning a new, virtual event format. This virtual experience will provide access to educational resources on timely issues and the insights you need to keep your community safe.
Be a part of history! For the first time in 120 years, the Society of American Foresters National Convention is going 100% virtual for 2020. At a time when foresters crave community and learning, SAF2020 is here to deliver that and so much more.
Sponsored by the Forest History Society
Presented by Dr. Stephen Pyne
Acclaimed fire historian and author Dr. Stephen J. Pyne will deliver the 2020 Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History on October 28,...
Presented by International Association of Wildland Fire in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and its Western, Southeastern and Northeastern Regional Strategy Committees, this event will provide leaders intent around the...
Born to burn: Characterizing fuel loads, flammability and plant traits across spatio-temporal gradients of black spruce dominated communities
M.S. Thesis Defense By Emilia Grzesik Advised by: Dr. Teresa Hollingsworth and Dr. Roger Ruess
California Fire Science Seminar Series
Presenter: Tirtha Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvin