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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 4,700 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.

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A broad-scale probabilistic model of forest fires, EMBYR, has been developed to simulate the effects of large fires burning through heterogeneous landscapes. Fire ignition and spread are simulated on a gridded landscape by (1) examining each burning site at each time step, (2) independently evaluating the probability of spread to...
Author(s): William W. Hargrove, Robert H. Gardner, Monica G. Turner, William H. Romme, Don G. Despain
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The year 1999 marks the 50th anniversary of the Mann Gulch Fire that occurred in western Montana on August 5, 1949 (Matthews 1999). There has been considerable interest amongst the Canadian wildland fire community in the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire ever since the publishing of MacLean's (1992) book 'Young Men and Fire' and Rothermel's (...
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The Fire and Fuels Extension (FFE) to the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) has been developed to assess the risk, behavior, and impact of fire in forest ecosystems. This extension to the widely-used stand-dynamics model FVS simulates the dynamics of snags and surface fuels as they are affected by stand management (of trees or fuels...
Author(s): Sarah J. Beukema, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt, Werner A. Kurz, Nicholas L. Crookston
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
This paper reports on an application of two modeling systems in the assessment and planning effort for a 58,038-acre area on the Bitterroot National Forest: SIMulating Vegetative Patterns and Processes at Landscape ScaLEs (SIMPPLLE), and Multi-resource Analysis and Geographic Information System (MAGIS). SIMPPLLE was a useful model...
Author(s): J. Greg Jones, Jimmie D. Chew, Nan K. Christianson, D. J. Silvieus, Catherine A. Stewart
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Fuel treatment activities are analyzed at the landscape scale by using both simulation and optimization. Simulating vegetative patterns and processes at landscape scales (SIMPPLLE), a stochastic simulation modeling system, is initially applied to assess wildfire risks on the current landscape without management treatments but with...
Author(s): J. Greg Jones, Jimmie D. Chew, Hans R. Zuuring
Year Published: 1999
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Fuel and vegetation spatial data layers required by the spatially explicit fire growth model FARSITE were developed for all lands in and around the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area in Idaho and Montana. Satellite imagery and terrain modeling were used to create the three base vegetation spatial data layers of potential vegetation,...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Janice L. Garner, Kirsten M. Schmidt, Donald G. Long, James P. Menakis, Mark A. Finney
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The demand for climatological precipitation fields on a regular grid is growing dramatically as ecological and hydrological models become increasingly linked to geographic information systems that spatially represent and manipulate model output. This paper presents an analytical model that distributes point measurements of monthly...
Author(s): Christopher Daly, Ronald P. Neilson, Donald L. Phillips
Year Published: 1994
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
[Excerpted from text] The growth of wildfires is related to three broad factors: fuel type, topography and weather. The National Fire Danger Rating System and the Fire Behavior Prediction System combine these factors to predict the probability and severity of wildland fires. However, these systems have mixed results in predicting...
Author(s): Paul A. Werth, Richard Ochoa
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Relationships for predicting duff reduction, mineral soil exposure, and consumption of downed woody fuel were determined to assist in planning prescribed fires. Independent variables included lower and entire duff moisture contents, loadings of downed woody fuels, duff depth, National Fire-Danger Rating System 1,000-hour moisture...
Author(s): James K. Brown, Michael A. Marsden, Kevin C. Ryan, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The National Fire Danger Rating System and the Fire Behavior Prediction System were tested on prescribed fires burning uderneath canopies in six fuel types in Yosemite National Park, California. The mea error for rate of spread was +0.03 .foot per minute for the NFDRS and -0.15foot for the FBPS. For flame length factors for...
Author(s): Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Stephen J. Botti
Year Published: 1984
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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