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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 2,900 documents, which have been carefully categorized by the NRFSN to highlight topics and ecosystems important in the Northern Rockies Region. Categorized resources include records from the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).

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To control and use wildland fires safely and effectively depends on creditable assessments of fire potential, including the propensity for crowning in conifer forests. Simulation studies that use certain fire modelling systems (i.e. NEXUS, FlamMap, FARSITE, FFE-FVS (Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator), Fuel...
Author(s): Miguel G. Cruz, Martin E. Alexander
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Removal of dead and live biomass from forested stands affects subsequent fuel dynamics and fire potential. The amount of material left onsite after biomass removal operations can influence the intensity and severity of subsequent unplanned wildfires or prescribed burns. We developed a set of biomass removal treatment scenarios and...
Author(s): Elizabeth D. Reinhardt, Lisa M. Holsinger, Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Despite a strong anthropogenic fingerprint on 20th Century wildland fire activity in the American West, climate remains a main driver. A better understanding of the spatiotemporal variability in fire-climate interactions is therefore crucial for fire management. Here, we present annually resolved, tree-ring based fire records for...
Author(s): Valerie Trouet, Alan H. Taylor, Eugene R. Wahl, Carl N. Skinner
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We evaluate the economic efficiency of even- and uneven-aged management systems under risk of wildfire. The management problems are formulated for a mixed-conifer stand and approximations of the optimal solutions are obtained using simulation optimization. The Northern Idaho variant of the Forest Vegetation Simulator and its Fire...
Author(s): Kari Hyytiainen, Robert G. Haight
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) indices deduced from the monthly to seasonal predictions of a meteorological climate model at 50-km grid space from January 1998 through December 2003 were used in conjunction with a probability model to predict the expected number of fire occurrences and large fires over the U.S. West...
Author(s): Shyh-Chin Chen, Haiganoush K. Preisler, Francis M. Fujioka, John W. Benoit, John O. Roads
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
In recent years, advances in computational power have led to an increase in attempts to model the behaviour of wildland fires and to simulate their spread across landscape. The present series of articles endeavours to comprehensively survey and précis all types of surface fire spread models developed during the period 1990-2007. The...
Author(s): Andrew L. Sullivan
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
The purpose of this paper is to quantify climatic controls on the area burned by fire in different vegetation types in the western United States. We demonstrate that wildfire area burned (WFAB) in the American West was controlled by climate during the 20th century (1916-2003). Persistent ecosystem-specific correlations between...
Author(s): Jeremy S. Littell, Donald McKenzie, David L. Peterson, Anthony L. Westerling
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The interactions of wildfire and bark beetle outbreaks and their reciprocal influences on fire behavior, bark beetle dynamics, and ecosystem structure are critical research issues in many coniferous forests of the Intermountain West. We combined field studies with new remote sensing methods to address three main questions regarding...
Author(s): Daniel B. Tinker
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
In recent years, advances in computational power have led to an increase in attempts to model the behaviour of wildland fires and to simulate their spread across the landscape. The present series of articles endeavours to comprehensively survey and précis all types of surface fire spread models developed during the period 1990-2007...
Author(s): Andrew L. Sullivan
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
The Guide to Fuel Treatments (Johnson and others 2007) analyzes potential fuel treatments and the potential effects of those treatments for dry forest lands in the Western United States. The guide examines low- to mid-elevation dry forest stands with high stem densities and heavy ladder fuels, which are currently common due to fire...
Author(s): Crystal L. Raymond
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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These resources are compiled in partnership with the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).