Home
A JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network
Bringing People Together & Sharing Knowledge in the Northern Rockies

Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 4,800 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.

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.

225 results


Select a Topic, and the sub-topic terms will appear.

The influence of meteorological conditions on wildfire behaviour and propagation has been recognised through the development of a variety of fire weather indices, which combine information on air temperature, atmospheric moisture and wind, amongst other factors. These indices have been employed in several different contexts ranging...
Author(s): J. Sharples
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires often exhibit complex and dynamic behaviour arising from interactions between the fire and surrounding environment that can create a rapid fire advance and result in loss of containment and critical fire safety concerns. A series of laboratory experiments involving the interaction of two parallel fire lines on a uniform...
Author(s): Carlos Ribeiro, Luís Carlos Duarte Reis, Jorge R. Raposo, André Rodrigues, Domingos Xavier Viegas, J. Sharples
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The suggestion has been made within the wildland fire community that the rate of spread in the upper portion of the fire danger spectrum is largely independent of the physical fuel characteristics in certain forest ecosystem types. Our review and analysis of the relevant scientific literature on the subject suggest that fuel...
Author(s): Miguel G. Cruz, Martin E. Alexander, Paulo M. Fernandes
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
An analysis of a dataset (n = 58) of high-intensity wildfire observations in cured grasslands from southern Australia revealed a simple relationship suitable for quickly obtaining a first approximation of a fire’s spread rate under low dead fuel moisture contents and strong wind speeds. It was found that the forward rate of fire...
Author(s): Miguel G. Cruz, Martin E. Alexander, Musa Kilinc
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
There is mounting concern that global wildfire activity is shifting in frequency, intensity, and seasonality in response to climate change. Fuel moisture provides a powerful means of detecting changing fire potential. Here, we use global burned area, weather reanalysis data, and the Canadian fire weather index system to calculate...
Author(s): Todd M. Ellis, David M. J. S. Bowman, Piyush Jain, Michael D. Flannigan, Grant J. Williamson
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Night-time provides a critical window for slowing or extinguishing fires owing to the lower temperature and the lower vapour pressure deficit (VPD). However, fire danger is most often assessed based on daytime conditions1,2, capturing what promotes fire spread rather than what impedes fire. Although it is well appreciated that...
Author(s): Jennifer Balch, John T. Abatzoglou, Maxwell B. Joseph, Michael J. Koontz, Adam L. Mahood, Joe McGlinchy, Megan E. Cattau, A. Park Williams
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The National Predictive Services (NPS) asked the USFS Rocky Mountain Center for Fire-Weather Intelligence (RMC) as a part of the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program (FFS) at the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) to assist with the development of a system of statistical models for predicting the ignition probability (...
Author(s): Ned Nikolov, Phillip Bothwell, John S. Snook
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The goal of decreasing wildfire hazard as much as possible, using minimal fuel treatments, has led to increasing scholarly interest in fuel reduction spatial optimisation. Most models in the field rest on the assumption of a known wind direction and a corresponding dominant direction of fire spread, and plan firebreaks in...
Author(s): Assaf Shmuel, Eyal Heifetz
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland fire behavior models are often initiated using the detection information listed in incident reports. This information carries an unknown amount of uncertainty, though it is often the most readily available ignition data. To determine the extent to which the use of detection information affects wildland fire forecasts, this...
Author(s): Amy L. DeCastro, Amanda Siems-Anderson, Ebone Smith, Jason C. Knievel, Branko Kosović, Barbara G. Brown, Jennifer Balch
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A microscale wildfire model, QES-Fire, that dynamically couples the fire front to microscale winds was developed using a simplified physics rate of spread (ROS) model, a kinematic plume-rise model and a mass-consistent wind solver. The model is three-dimensional and couples fire heat fluxes to the wind field while being more...
Author(s): Matt Moody, Jeremy A. Gibbs, Steven K. Krueger, Derek V. Mallia, Eric Pardyjak, Adam K. Kochanski, Brian N. Bailey, Rob Stoll
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

Pages

XLSResearch and Publications Database

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).