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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).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive.

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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Data that represent average worst fire weather for a particular area are used to index daily fire danger; however, they do not account for different locations or diurnal weather changes that significantly affect fire behavior potential. To study the effects that selected changes in weather databases have on computed fire behavior...
Author(s): Lucy A. Salazar, Larry S. Bradshaw
Year Published: 1984
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
During a period of three days in mid-February 1983, bushfires swept over 400,000 ha in southern Australia, killing 74 people, destroying more than 2,000 homes, and burning out 7 towns. This tragic repetition of the fires of January 1939, in which 71 people perished, was foretold by Noble (1977), whose monograph on the 1939 fires...
Author(s): Frank A. Albini
Year Published: 1984
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Relationships between height of big sagebrush and crown area, fuel loading, bulk density, size distribution of foliage and stemwood, and fraction dead stemwood are presented. Based upon these relationships, modeled rate-of-fire spread and fireline intensity are shown for sagebrush ranging in height from 20 to 120 cm and in coverage...
Author(s): James K. Brown
Year Published: 1982
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Fuel and fire behavior potential in clearcut lodgepole pine and in Douglas-fir/larch under clearcutting, group selection, and shelterwood silvicultural systems were compared after logging to near-complete and conventional utilization standards. Fuels and fire behavior potentials were unaffected by silvicultural...
Author(s): James K. Brown
Year Published: 1980
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The main purpose of this publication is to summarize the most important aspects of fire behavior as we now know them. The author recognizes that there are still many unknowns in the behavior of forest and range fires. These unknowns will be the targets of future research. In the meantime it is important that the best available...
Author(s): Jack S. Barrows
Year Published: 1951
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Technology has improved our utilization of existing fire models but has contributed little to advancing knowledge of fire spread. The knowledge of physical processes, and their organization in producing fire spread, is essential to reliably modeling wildland fire behaviors beyond current capabilities (crown fire, thresholds etc.)....
Type: Media : Webinar
Mediasite video presentation given by Sam Amato, (National Fire Decision Support Center) at the 2011 Southwest Interagency Fuels Workshop, Flagstaff, AZ on March 10, 2011. The Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) model uses different fire models to provide landscape scale fire modeling. This presentation defines the model...
Type: Media : Video
The BehavePlus fire modeling system is managed by the U.S.Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program (FFS) in Missoula, Montana. In 2014, information on BehavePlus was transferred from www.FireModels.org to https://www.frames.gov/partner-sites/behaveplus/home/. If you are looking for...
Type: Website : Website
Scott Goodrick, a research meteorologist with the USDA Forest Service, and Jason Forthofer, a mechanical engineer with the USDA Forest Service, present a summary of vortices and wildland fire. Vortices are almost always present in the wildland fire environment and can sometimes interact with the fire in unpredictable ways, causing...
Type: Media : Webinar
This webinar is co-hosted by LANDFIRE and members of the Joint Fire Science Program: Great Basin Fire Science Exchange, Southwest Fire Science Consortium, and the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network. Content will address challenges that managers of large landscapes deal with in these regions. The LANDFIRE Program strives to...
Type: Media : Webinar

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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).