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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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Burn probability maps produced by Monte Carlo methods involve repeated simulations of fire ignition and spread across a study area landscape to identify locations that burn more frequently than others. These maps have achieved broad acceptance for research investigations and strategic fire management planning. In this study, we...
Author(s): Jennifer L. Beverly, Neal McLoughlin
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In the field of geographic information systems (GIS) there are certain tasks that are performed repetitively and are thus sometimes monotonous, where it is necessary to structure, integrate and analyze a series of georeferenced information, which, however, always carries the same sequence. Therefore, we developed a sequential model...
Author(s): José G. Flores Garnica, Uri David Casillas Díaz, Alejandra Macías Muro
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Ensemble transform Kalman filter (ETKF) is an extension of ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF), which avoids using 'perturbed observations' to eliminate additional sampling errors. This paper demonstrates the capability of ETKF algorithm for sequentially correcting dynamically evolving fire perimeter positions at regular time intervals to...
Author(s): Tengjiao Zhou, Long Ding, Jie Ji, Lin Li, Weiwei Huang
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Understanding how fire regimes change over time is of major importance for understanding their future impact on the Earth system, including society. Large differences in simulated burned area between fire models show that there is substantial uncertainty associated with modelling global change impacts on fire regimes. We draw here...
Author(s): Lina Teckentrup, Stijn Hantson, Angelika Heil, Joe R. Melton, Matthew Forrest, Fang Li, Chao Yue, Almut Arneth, Thomas Hickler, Stephen Sitch, Gitta Lasslop
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire simulators and decision support systems can assist the incident command teams in charge of tactical wildfire suppression. This paper presents a web-based wildfire simulator developed to provide real-time support for wildfire management. The paper describes the overall software architecture, the modelling chain...
Author(s): Bachisio Arca, Tiziano Ghisu, Marcello Casula, Michele Salis, Pierpaolo Duce
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire evacuation triggers refer to prominent geographic features used in wildfire evacuation practices, and when a fire crosses a feature, an evacuation warning is issued to the communities or firefighters in the path of the fire. The existing wildfire trigger modeling methods consider evacuation time as an input from a decision...
Author(s): Dapeng Li, Thomas J. Cova, Philip E. Dennison
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Decision makers need better methods for identifying critical ecosystem vulnerabilities to changing climate and fire regimes. Climate-wildfire-vegetation interactions are complex and hinder classification and projection necessary for development of management strategies. One such vulnerability assessment (VA) is FireCLIME VA, which...
Author(s): Megan Friggens, Rachel A. Loehman, Andrea E. Thode, William T. Flatley, A. Evans, C. Wilcox, S. Mueller, Larissa L. Yocom, Donald A. Falk
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
One approach to increase community resilience to wildfire impacts is the enhancement of residential construction standards in an effort to provide protective shelters for families within their own homes. Current wildfire models reviewed in this study assume fire growth is unrestricted by vegetation fuel bed geometry; the head fire...
Author(s): Greg Penney, Steven Richardson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The devastating effects of wildfires cannot be overlooked; these include massive resettlement of people, destruction of property and loss of lives. The considerable distances over which wild fires spread and the rates at which these fires can spread is a major concern as this places considerable challenges on the evacuation...
Author(s): Nitish Chooramun, Peter J. Lawrence, Edwin R. Galea
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
One of the first significant developments in wildfire modeling research was to introduce heat flux as wildfire line intensity (kW·m–1). This idea could be adapted to using weather station measurements, topography, and fuel properties to estimate rate of fire spread, shape, and intensity. This review will present, in an accessible...
Author(s): A. Bakhshaii, E. A. Johnson
Year Published: 2019
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).