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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 4,000 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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The damage caused by forest fire to forestry resources and economy is quite serious. As one of the most important characters of early forest fire, smoke is widely used as a signal of forest fire. In this paper, we propose a novel forest fire smoke detection method based on computer vision and diffusion model. Unlike the video-based...
Author(s): Yu Gao, Pengle Cheng
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: There is broad recognition that fire management in the United States must fundamentally change and depart from practices that have led to an over-emphasis on suppression and limited the presence of fire in forested ecosystems. In this paper, we look at competing problem definitions in US Forest Service policy for fire...
Author(s): Courtney Schultz, Matthew P. Thompson, Sarah M. McCaffrey
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent shifts in global forest area highlight the importance of understanding the causes and consequences of forest change. To examine the influence of several potential drivers of forest cover change, we used supervised classifications of historical (1938-1940) and contemporary (2015) aerial imagery covering a 2932‐km2 study area...
Author(s): Kyle Rodman, Thomas T. Veblen, Sara Saraceni, Teresa B. Chapman
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire behavior is well-recognized as a function of fuel characteristics, but in practice the dynamics of fuels are often overlooked. Here we focus on short term changes in the fuel bed structure and fire behavior. Fire behavior and structural characteristics of leaf litter beds of Pinus halepensis, Ceratonia silique, and Quercus...
Author(s): Zorica Kauf, Walter Damsohn, Andreas Fangmeier
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fuel loads in real-world fire scenarios often feature discrete elements, discontinuities, or inhomogeneities; however, most models for flame spread only assume a continuous, homogeneous fuel. Because discrete fuels represent a realistic scenario not yet well-modeled, it is of interest to find simple methods to model fire growth...
Author(s): Jiang Lin, Zhao Zhao, Wei Tang, Colin H. Miller, Jin-Hua Sun, Michael J. Gollner
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent prolonged droughts and catastrophic wildfires in the western United States have raised concerns about the potential for forest mortality to impact forest structure, forest ecosystem services, and the economic vitality of communities in the coming decades. We used the Community Land Model (CLM) to determine forest...
Author(s): Polly C. Buotte, Samuel Levis, Beverly E. Law, Tara W. Hudiburg, David E. Rupp, Jeffrey J. Kent
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forest management, especially restoration, is informed by understanding the dominant natural disturbance regime. In many western North American forests the keystone disturbance is fire, and much research exists characterizing various fire regime parameters, although often only one or two parameters are addressed in individual...
Author(s): Shawn T. McKinney
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Synthesis
Quaking or trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) is a foundational tree species, which is native, common, and broadly distributed in North America. The ecology of aspen has been extensively studied throughout its range, but both research and forest management practices have focused primarily on its ability to regenerate...
Author(s): Simon M. Landhäusser, Bradley D. Pinno, Karen Mock
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Live fuel moisture content (LFMC) influences fire activity at landscape scale and fire behaviour in laboratory experiments. However, field evidence linking LFMC to fire behaviour are very limited, despite numerous field experiments. In this study, we reanalyse a shrubland fire dataset with a special focus on LFMC to investigate this...
Author(s): F. Pimont, Julien Ruffault, Nicolas K. Martin-StPaul, Jean-Luc Dupuy
Year Published: 2019
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).