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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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On 3 April 2006, the U.S. weekly news magazine Time ran a report on global warming with the cover title “Be worried, be very worried.” Similar coverage of global warming has emerged in other general-interest magazines in recent months, triggered by scientific studies that are finding evidence for adverse impacts of global warming...
Author(s): Steven W. Running
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A need exists for a simple computer program to determine surface and canopy fuel quantities (load, bulk density, depth) and qualities (fire behavior fuel model, fire-carrying fuel type) from a variety of fuel inventory data sources. In addition, fuel managers need help analyzing the potential effects of silvicultural treatments on...
Author(s): Elizabeth D. Reinhardt, Joe H. Scott, Duncan C. Lutes
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The Scripps Experimental Climate Prediction Center has been routinely making regional forecasts of atmospheric elements and fire danger indices since 27 September 1997. This study evaluates these forecasts using selected remote automated weather station observations over the western USA. Bias and anomaly correlations are computed...
Author(s): Hauss J. Reinbold, John O. Roads, Timothy J. Brown
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
'Modeling is fine as long as you know what you are doing.' General remark made to the author by a retired University of Alberta forestry professor a few years ago. The April 1988 issue of the Journal of Forestry published an article by John J. Garland that I have often handed out at various training courses and workshops to impress...
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Powerpoint presentation MODIS Applications in 2003 Fire Management
Author(s): C. A. Ryan, Bryce L. Nordgren, James P. Menakis, Mark A. Finney, Wei Min Hao
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Fire behavior predictions and forecasts are vital to tactical planning on wildland firefighting incidents. One major source of uncertainty in fire behavior predictions is spatial variation in the wind fields used in the fire models. In most cases wind data are limited to only a few specific locations, none of which may be actually...
Author(s): Jason M. Forthofer, Bret W. Butler, Kyle S. Shannon, Mark A. Finney, Larry S. Bradshaw, Richard D. Stratton
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The fire season of 2000 was used as a case study to assess the value of increasing mesoscale model resolution for fire weather and fire danger forecasting. With a domain centered on Western Montana and Northern Idaho, MM5 simulations were run at 36, 12, and 4-km resolutions for a 30 day period at the height of the fire season....
Author(s): Jeanne L. Hoadley, Miriam L. Rorig, Kenneth Westrick, Larry S. Bradshaw, Sue A. Ferguson, Scott L. Goodrick, Paul A. Werth
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
A 21-yr gridded monthly fire-starts and acres-burned dataset from U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs fire reports recreates the seasonality and interannual variability of wildfire in the western United States. Despite pervasive human influence in western fire regimes,...
Author(s): Anthony L. Westerling, Timothy J. Brown, Alexander Gershunov, Daniel R. Cayan, M. D. Dettinger
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Haines Index, introduced by Haines (1988) as the Lower Atmosphere Severity Index, is designed to gauge how readily the lower mid-troposphere (500 to 4500 m AGL) will spur an otherwise fairly predictable fire to become erratic and unmanageable. Based on stability and moisture, the Haines Index (hereafter, HI) takes on integer...
Author(s): Brian E. Potter, Scott L. Goodrick
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Experimental forecasts for the 2003 fire season indicate low area burned in most western deserts and basins, high area burned in the southern Rocky Mountains and at higher elevations in Arizona and New Mexico, and mid to high area burned in the Sierra Nevada. This pattern - largely a continuation of that seen in 2002 - is the result...
Author(s): Anthony L. Westerling, Alexander Gershunov, Daniel R. Cayan
Year Published: 2003
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).