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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 3,600 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).

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Wildland fires degrade air quality and adversely affect human health. A growing body of epidemiology literature reports increased rates of emergency departments, hospital admissions and premature deaths from wildfire smoke exposure. Objective: Our research aimed to characterize excess mortality and morbidity events, and the economic...
Author(s): Neal L. Fann, Breanna Alman, Richard A. Broome, Geoffrey G. Morgan, Fay H. Johnston, George A. Pouliot, Ana G. Rappold
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Heating from wildfires adds buoyancy to the overlying air, often producing plumes that vertically distribute fire emissions throughout the atmospheric column over the fire. The height of the rising wildfire plume is a complex function of the size of the wildfire, fire heat flux, plume geometry, and atmospheric conditions, which can...
Author(s): Derek V. Mallia, Adam K. Kochanski, Shawn P. Urbanski, John C. Lin
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The air quality and fire management communities are faced with increasingly difficult decisions regarding critical fire management activities, given the potential contribution of wildland fires to fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Unfortunately, in model frameworks used for air quality management, the ability to represent PM2.5 from...
Author(s): Kelley C. Barsanti, Brian K. Lamb, Robert J. Yokelson
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The Smoke Science Plan (SSP) was built upon personal interviews and an extensive web-based needs identification with scientists, fire managers, and air quality managers using online questionnaires (Riebau and Fox 2010a, 2010b). It is structured around four themes, which are conceptualized as complementary investigative areas to...
Author(s): Allen R. Riebau, Douglas G. Fox, Cindy Huber
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Under the scope of a 2014 Joint Fire Science Program Grant, we are currently investigating future wildfire activity and consequences on air quality over the United States. In this study, we focus on major air pollutants, such as PM2.5 and ozone, and employ the global Community Earth System Model (CESM) using an unprecedented fine...
Author(s): Maria Val Martin, Jeffrey R. Pierce, Colette L. Heald
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
This proposed study was in response to the Joint Fire Sciences FA-FON0016-0004 Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE) Task 5 - Modeling leads. The purpose was to evaluate Daysmoke and PB-Piedmont (PB-P) models to provide information for the FASMEE Phase 2 design. Daysmoke is a local smoke plume dispersion and transport...
Author(s): Yongqiang Liu, Scott L. Goodrick, Gary Achtemeier
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
To meet the data requirements of physics-based fire models and FASMEE objectives, traditional fuel and consumption measures need to be integrated with spatially explicit, three-dimensional data. One of the challenges of traditional fuel measurement techniques is that they must either remove or alter the fuels that are a primary...
Author(s): Andrew T. Hudak, Susan J. Prichard, Robert E. Keane, E. Louise Loudermilk, Russell A. Parsons, Carl A. Seielstad, Eric Rowell, Nick Skowronski
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Past and current forest management affects wildland fire smoke impacts on downwind human populations. However, mismatches between the scale of benefits and risks make it difficult to proactively manage wildland fires to promote both ecological and public health. Building on recent literature and advances in modeling smoke and health...
Author(s): Jonathan Long, Leland W. Tarnay, Malcolm P. North
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Biomass burning is an important source to the atmosphere of carbonaceous particulate matter that impacts air quality, climate, and human health. The semivolatile nature of directlyemitted organic particulate matter can result in particle evaporation as smoke plumes dilute. Further, oxidation of emitted and volatilized precursors can...
Author(s): Sonia M. Kreidenweis, Jeffrey R. Pierce
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Prescribed burns of winter wheat stubble and Kentucky bluegrass fields in northern Idaho and eastern Washington states (U.S.A.) were sampled using ground-, aerostat-, airplane-, and laboratory-based measurement platforms to determine emission factors, compare methods, and provide a current and comprehensive set of emissions data for...
Author(s): Amara L. Holder, Brian K. Gullett, Shawn P. Urbanski, Robert Elleman, Susan M. O'Neill, Dennis Tabor, William Mitchell, Kirk R. Baker
Year Published: 2017
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).