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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are nearly 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).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, and seminars.

Hints: By default, the Search Terms box reads and searches for terms as if there were AND operators between them. To search for one or more terms, use the OR operator. Use quotation marks around phrases or to search for exact terms. To maximize the search function, use the Search Terms box for other information (e.g. author(s), date, species of interest, additional fire topics) together with the topic, ecosystem, and/or resource type terms from the lists. Additional information is available in our documents on topics, ecosystems, and types.

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A sample of 40 fire-scarred trees was used to reconstruct the frequency and size of fires during the past 300-400 years in northern Yellowstone National Park. Best estimates of frequency suggested mean intervals of about 20-25 years between fires, after adjustments had been made for the recent influence of modern man. Agreement in...
Author(s): Douglas B. Houston
Year Published: 1973
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Strong, sustained, southwesterly winds were a major factor in the Sundance Fire run in northern Idaho during which the fire front raced 16 miles northeastward within a 9-hr. period on September 1, 1967. These winds were found to be dependent upon an unusually strong summertime pressure gradient ahead of an approaching trough,...
Author(s): Arnold I. Finklin
Year Published: 1973
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
A sagebrush-grass range was burned according to plan in 1936. Long-term results show that sagebrush yields have increased while most other important shrub, grass, and forb yields have decreased. Evaluation by subspecies of sage-brush was helpful in interpreting sagebrush behavior. The return of sagebrush shows the need for planning...
Author(s): Roy O. Harniss, Robert B. Murray
Year Published: 1973
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Predicted rates of fire spread using a mathematical model were consistently greater but in reasonably close agreement with rates observed on test fires in ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir slash. Fuel loading, bulk density, particle density, particle surface-to-volume ratio, heat content, total plant salt content, silica-free salt,...
Author(s): James K. Brown
Year Published: 1972
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
According to Janis, groupthink occurs when “members of any small cohesive group tend to maintain esprit de corps by unconsciously developing a number of shared illusions and related norms that interfere with critical thinking and reality testing”. Groupthink can lead to group members making faulty decisions together because they...
Author(s): Irving L. Janis
Year Published: 1972
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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Author(s): Norbert V. DeByle, P.E. Packer
Year Published: 1972
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
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Author(s): Thomas A. Leege, W. O. Hickey
Year Published: 1971
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recreationists or city dwellers are usually most often thought of as being responsible for starting forest fires. But a limited study showed that fire starters were more apt to be people who lived near and worked on the National Forests. They were relatively young and undereducated, and had "good reputations" in their communities....
Author(s): John R. Christiansen
Year Published: 1971
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
A comparison of streamflow records from three small mountain streams in north-central Washington before, during, and after a severe forest fire showed three immediate effects of destructive burning. These were: Flow rate was greatly reduced while the fire was actively burning. Destruction of vegetation in the riparian zone reduced...
Author(s): H. W. Berndt
Year Published: 1971
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The moisture, ether extractive, and energy content of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii L.) foliage were measured during two fire seasons. The moisture content of l- and 2-year-old needles was found to rise throughout the summer. The ether extractive content was highest in the fir foliage...
Author(s): Charles W. Philpot, Robert W. Mutch
Year Published: 1971
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).