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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.

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The relationship between wildland fire spread rate and wind has been a topic of study for over a century, but few laboratory studies report measurements in controlled winds exceeding 5 m s−1. In this study, measurements of fire rate of spread, flame residence time and energy release are reported for fires burning under controlled...
Author(s): Bret W. Butler, Steve Quarles, Christine Standohar-Alfano, Murray Morrison, Daniel M. Jimenez, Paul Sopko, Cyle E. Wold, Larry S. Bradshaw, Loren Atwood, Justin Landon, Joseph J. O'Brien, Benjamin Hornsby, Natalie S. Wagenbrenner, Wesley G. Page
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire danger assessment is essential for operational allocation of fire management resources; with longer lead prediction, the more efficiently can resources be allocated regionally. Traditional studies focus on meteorological forecasts and fire danger index models (e.g., National Fire Danger Rating System-NFDRS) for predicting...
Author(s): Alireza Farahmand, E. Natasha Stavros, John T. Reager, Ali Behrangi
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Natural disastrous events are part and parcel of our times and do occur when we least expect it to strike us. Disasters which take place in the vicinity of human livelihood due to natural causes, such as forest fires, tsunami, earthquakes, floods, storms etc., the consequence or toll on lives and structures is colossal. Such mishaps...
Author(s): Aditya Dhall, Akash Dhasade, Mohan Raj V.K., Vinay Kulkarni
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Coupled fire-atmospheric modeling tools are increasingly used to understand the complex and dynamic behavior of wildland fires. Multiple research tools linking combustion to fluid flow use Navier-Stokes numerical solutions coupled to a thermodynamic model to understand fire-atmospheric feedbacks, but these computational fluid...
Author(s): Rodman Linn, Scott L. Goodrick, Sara Brambilla, Martin J. Brown, R. S. Middleton, Joseph J. O'Brien, J. Kevin Hiers
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A new global sensitivity analysis has been conducted of fuel-type-dependent input variables of the simplified physical fire spread model (PhyFire) to understand how the use of spatial averages, that is, fuel models, influences the results of PhyFire with a view to enhancing its understanding and improving its design. The model’s...
Author(s): María Isabel Asensio-Sevilla, M. Teresa Santos-Martín, David Álvarez-León, Luis Ferragut-Canals
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We compare the use of post-fire aerial imagery to ground-based assessment for identifying building destruction and damage at the 2012 Colorado Waldo Canyon Fire. We also compare active-fire defensive actions identified via manual and automated post-fire image classification to defensive actions documented from ground-based...
Author(s): Derek McNamara, William E. Mell, Alexander Maranghides
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent decades have witnessed an escalation in the social, economic, and ecological impacts of wildfires worldwide. Wildfire losses stem from the complex interplay of social and ecological forces at multiple scales, including global climate change, regional wildfire regimes altered by human activities, and locally managed wildland-...
Author(s): Ronald L. Schumann, Miranda H. Mockrin, Alexandra D. Syphard, Joshua Whittaker, Owen F. Price, Cassandra Johnson-Gaither, Christopher T. Emrich, Van Butsic
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Increasingly, scholars have sought to understand the role of collective action across property boundaries to address natural resource management challenges. Although the growing focus on collective action for natural resource management has led to many new and potentially useful insights for governance and outreach, we suggest that...
Author(s): Rebecca M. Niemiec, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Megan S. Jones
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Since the 1960s, canopy photography has been widely used in forestry. Hemispherical photography has been the most widely used technique, but a great drawback of this method is its perceived sensitivity to hemispherical image acquisition and processing. Over the last decade, several alternative photographic approaches using...
Author(s): Francesco Chianucci
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Climate-driven increases in disturbance frequency and extent augment the potential for compounded disturbances. Drawing on well-studied forests that experienced successive disturbances, we asked: (1) how does post-fire cover of litter, herbaceous cover and bare ground vary between stands affected by combinations of blow-down, insect...
Author(s): Nathan S. Gill, Daniel Jarvis, John Rogan, Dominik Kulakowski
Year Published: 2020
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).