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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 4,700 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 Webinars & Recorded Media Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, storymaps, and seminars.

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It is difficult to detect forest fires in complex backgrounds owing to the many interfering factors in forest fire smoke. In this paper, a novel method that combines Time Domain Robust Principal Component Analysis (TRPCA) and a Two-Stream Composed of Visual Geometry Group Network (VGG) and Bi-Long Short-Term Memory (BLSTM) (TSVB)...
Author(s): Xiaohu Qiang, Guoxiong Zhou, Aibin Chen, Xin Zhang, Wenzhuo Zhang
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A significant amount of research has examined what motivates people living in fire-prone areas to mitigate their wildfire risk (i.e. engage in activities that reduce vulnerability and the effects of a wildfire on an individual’s property). However, drawing overarching conclusions from this research is difficult because of the myriad...
Author(s): Hugh D. Walpole, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Claire Rapp, Robyn S. Wilson
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Scarcity in wildland fire progression data as well as considerable uncertainties in forecasts demand improved methods to monitor fire spread in real time. However, there exists at present no scalable solution to acquire consistent information about active forest fires that is both spatially and temporally explicit. To overcome this...
Author(s): Nicholas McCarthy, Ali Tohidi, Yawar Aziz, Matt Dennie, M.M. Valero, Nicole Hu
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires were a frequent source of disturbance in forests of the Western United States prior to Euro-American settlement. Following a series of catastrophic wildfires in the Northern Rockies in 1910, the U.S. Forest Service adopted a broad wildfire suppression policy that has resulted in forests thick with small trees. These...
Author(s): Andrea Watts, Frederick C. Meinzer, Thomas A. Spies, Andrew G. Merschel, Steven L. Voelker
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
For over 100 years, the US Forest Service (USFS) has developed initiatives to improve safety outcomes. Herein we discuss the engineered solutions used from 1910 through 1994, when the agency relied on physical science to address the hazards of wildland fire suppression. We then interpret safety initiatives of the subsequent 25 years...
Author(s): David Flores
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Complexity is the main feature of many fire-prone environments, in which the fire regime is driven by climate and socio-economic development on short and long timescales. In this study, the interaction between social and forest environments is modelled for the first time by assimilating socio-economic assets to a new flammable...
Author(s): Nadia Ursino
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Human and natural disturbances are key drivers of change in forest ecosystems. Yet, the direct and indirect mechanisms which underpin these changes remain poorly understood at the ecosystem level. Here, using structural equation modelling across a 150+ year chronosequence, we disentangle the direct and indirect effects of major...
Author(s): Elle J. Bowd, Sam C. Banks, Andrew Bissett, Tom W. May, David B. Lindenmayer
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Runoff and erosion processes can increase after wildfire and post‐fire salvage logging, but little is known about the specific effects of soil compaction and surface cover after post‐fire salvage logging activities on these processes. We carried out rainfall simulations after a high‐severity wildfire and post‐fire salvage logging to...
Author(s): Sergio A. Prats, Maruxa C. Malvar, Joseph W. Wagenbrenner
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Objectives: To determine the impact of bushfires on children’s physical activity. Design: Natural experiment comparing device-measured physical activity and air quality index data for schools exposed and not exposed to the Australian bushfires. Methods: Participants were drawn from 22 schools participating in a cluster randomised...
Author(s): Borjadel Pozo Cruz, Timothy B. Hartwig, Taren Sanders, Michael Noetel, Philip Parker, Devan Antczak, Jane Lee, David R. Lubans, Adrian Bauman, Ester Cerin, Chris Lonsdale
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This work provides a detailed overview of existing investigations into the fire–wind interaction phenomena. Specifically, it considers: the fanning effect of wind, wind direction and slope angle, and the impact of wind on fire modelling, and the relevant analysis (numerical and experimental) techniques are evaluated. Recently, the...
Author(s): Maryam Ghodrat, Farshad Shakeriaski, David James Nelson, Albert Simeoni
Year Published: 2021
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).