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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 4,800 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.

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Fire smoke is a major contributor to both particulate matter (PM) and ozone exposure in urban centers. Epidemiological, clinical, and toxicological studies have demonstrated a casual relationship between these pollutants and cardiovascular and respiratory related deaths and illnesses. Given the expected increase in fire events due...
Author(s): Brian J. Reich, Ana G. Rappold, Fay H. Johnston, Geoffrey G. Morgan, Neal L. Fann, Martin E. Cope, Richard A. Broome
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Background: Asthma-related outcomes are regularly used by studies to investigate the association between human exposure to landscape fire smoke and health. Robust summary effect estimates are required to inform health protection policy for fire smoke exposure. Objective: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate...
Author(s): Nicolas Borchers-Arriagada, Joshua A. Horsley, Andrew J. Palmer, Geoffrey G. Morgan, Rachel Tham, Fay H. Johnston
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A novel approach is presented to analyze smoke exposure and provide a metric to quantify health-related impacts. Our results support the current understanding that managing low-intensity fire for ecological benefit reduces exposure when compared to a high-intensity full suppression fire in the Sierra Nevada of California. More...
Author(s): D.W. Schweizer, Haiganoush K. Preisler, Ricardo Cisneros
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Exposure to wildfire smoke is a public health issue of increasing prominence in North America, particularly in western states and provinces. In this study, Aethalometer data collected at six sites in the Lower Fraser Valley (LFV), British Columbia, from September 2016 through August 2017 were analyzed to investigate the relative...
Author(s): Robert M. Healy, Jonathan M. Wang, Uwayemi Sofowote, Yushan Su, Jerzy Debosz, Michael Noble, Anthony Munoz, Cheol-Heon Jeong, Nathan Hilker, Greg J. Evans, Geoff Doerksen
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland fire is a major producer of aerosols from combustion of vegetation and soils, but little is known about the abundance and composition of smoke’s biological content. Bioaerosols, or aerosols derived from biological sources, may be a significant component of the aerosol load vectored in wildland fire smoke. If bioaerosols are...
Author(s): Leda N. Kobziar, Melissa R.A. Pingree, Adam C. Watts, Kellen N. Nelson, Tyler J. Dreaden, Mary Ridout
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A series of small-scale laboratory fires were conducted to study the relationship between fuel type, moisture content, energy released and emissions during the combustion process of live wildland fuels. The experimental design sought to understand the effects that varying moisture content of different fire-promoting plant species...
Author(s): Nathaniel W. May, Evan Ellicott, Michael J. Gollner
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire smoke presents a growing threat in the Western U.S.; and human health, transportation, and economic systems in growing western communities suffer due to increasingly severe and widespread fires. While modelling wildfire activity and associated wildfire smoke distributions have substantially improved, understanding how...
Author(s): Mariah Fowler, Arash Modaresi Rad, Stephen Utych, Andrew Adams, Sanazsadat Alamian, Jennifer L. Pierce, Philip E. Dennison, John T. Abatzoglou, Amir AghaKouchak, Luke Montrose, Mojtaba Sadegh
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Seasonal-mean concentrations of particulate matter with diameters smaller than 2.5 μm (PM2.5) have been decreasing across the United States (US) for several decades, with large reductions in spring and summer in the eastern US. In contrast, summertime-mean PM2.5 in the western US has not significantly decreased. Wildfires, a large...
Author(s): Katelyn O'Dell, Bonne Ford, Emily V. Fischer, Jeffrey R. Pierce
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent studies have shown that organic aerosol (OA) could have a nontrivial role in atmospheric light absorption at shorter visible wavelengths. Good estimates of OA light absorption are therefore necessary to better estimate radiative forcing due to these aerosols in climate models. One of the common techniques used to measure OA...
Author(s): Nishit J. Shetty, Apoorva Pandey, Stephen P. Baker, Wei Min Hao, Rajan K. Chakrabarty
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Following publication of the original article (Hyde et al., 2015), the authors have noticed two errors in the summarizing of our results and wish to point out the following corrections: – The LANDFIRE-FCCS layer showed a 200% higher duff loading relative to measured loadings, not the “300%” stated in the abstract – The 200% stated...
Author(s): Joshua C. Hyde, Eva K. Strand, Andrew T. Hudak, Dale Hamilton
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).