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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).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive.

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Belt weather kits for recording of weather information have been in use since 1959. The use of a sling psychrometer from these kits is standard practice for the recording of dry and wet bulb temperatures to calculate relative humidity. Electronic based meters for recording weather information could replace belt...
Type: Media : Webinar
Do you use belt weather kits or electronic handheld weather meters for measuring temperature and relative humidity in the field? Which device do you trust? Belt weather kits for obtaining weather information on prescribed fires and wildfires have been in use since the 1960’s and the use of sling psychrometers from these kits has...
Type: Media : Webinar
Casey Sullivan provides an overview of the National Weather Service fire weather forecast program and discusses elements of the fire weather forecast available to any fire practitioner. The hourly weather graph and definitions of surface winds were emphasized. 
Type: Media : Webinar
In Part 3 of the Wildland Fire Smoke and Roadway Visibility Webinar Series, Matthew Fearon, research meteorologist for the Desert Research Institute, presented on the PB-Piedmont Web Tool, Super-Fog Potential, and Estimated Smoldering Potential - all with a focus on moving science to a usable tool for managers and others.
Type: Media : Webinar
GOES-16 is NOAA’s latest earth-observing geostationary satellite, launched Nov 19, 2016. The GOES-16 platform hosts many improved earth-and sun-looking instruments, of which the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) are the primary earth-pointing instruments. Both instruments take current...
Type: Media : Seminar
This webinar introduced and described forecasting tools for air quality, weather and climate impacts of prescribed fires.
Type: Media : Webinar
In Part 1 of the Wildland Fire Smoke and Roadway Visibility Webinar Series, Gary Achtemeier, former research meteorologist for the USFS Southern Research Station, presented information on the following topics: • What is Superfog and how it forms on your burn site • How common is Superfog on burn sites • Superfog weather: What...
Type: Media : Webinar
This presentation was part of the 13th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem held at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, October 4-6, 2016. The conference theme was Building on the Past, Leading into the Future: Sustaining the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in the Coming Century. 
Type: Media : Webinar
Introduction to WFDSS - Air Quality ToolsSmoke management is an important aspect of managing wildland fire. While mitigating smoke impacts from prescribed burns is important, smoke from large wildfire complexes (such as the AZ/NM fires in 2011) can expose millions of people to significant smoke, with hundreds of thousands living in...
Type: Media : Webinar
Veteran burn bosses share their stories and firsthand insights.
Type: Media : Video

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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).