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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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With an increase in the frequency and severity of wildfires across the globe and resultant changes to long-established fire regimes, the mapping of fire severity is a vital part of monitoring ecosystem resilience and recovery. The emergence of unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS) and compact sensors (RGB and LiDAR) provide new...
Author(s): Samuel Hillman, Bryan Hally, Luke Wallace, Darren Turner, Arko Lucieer, Karin J. Reinke, Simon D. Jones
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland fires can emit substantial amounts of air pollution that may pose a risk to those in proximity (e.g., first responders, nearby residents) as well as downwind populations. Quickly deploying air pollution measurement capabilities in response to incidents has been limited to date by the cost, complexity of implementation, and...
Author(s): Matthew S. Landis, Russell W. Long, Jonathan Krug, Maribel Colón, Robert Vanderpool, Andrew Habel, Shawn P. Urbanski
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The evaluation of the effect of burn severity on forest soils is essential to determine the impact of wildfires on a range of key ecological processes, such as nutrient cycling and vegetation recovery. The main objective of this study was to assess the potentiality of different spectral products derived from RGB and multispectral...
Author(s): David Beltrán-Marcos, Susana Suárez-Seoane, José Manuel Fernández-Guisuraga, Víctor Fernández-García, Rayo Pinto, Paula García-Llamas, Leonor Calvo
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
An automated burned area extraction routine that attempts to overcome the particular difficulties of remote sensing applications in complex landscapes is presented and tested in the mountainous region of northwest Yunnan, China. In particular, the lack of burned samples to use for training and testing, the rugged relief, the small...
Author(s): David Fornacca, Guopeng Ren, Wen Xiao
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Smoke, as a prominent character of combustion, is widely regarded as a signal of forest fire. Existing in a video-based smoke root detection methods on rely the distance between smoke and the lens, which is one of the most challenging parts. In relatively close distances, the dynamic region extraction method not only presents...
Author(s): Yu Gao, Pengle Cheng
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A 30 × 30m-resolution gridded dataset of forest plot identifiers was developed for the conterminous United States (CONUS) using a random forests machine-learning imputation approach. Forest plots from the US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis program (FIA) were imputed to gridded c2014 landscape data provided by the...
Author(s): Karen L. Riley, Isaac C. Grenfell, Mark A. Finney, Jason M. Wiener
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Treed peatlands exhibit both crown and smouldering fire potential; however, neither are included in Canadian wildfire management models and, as such, they are not formally represented in management decision-making. The lack of smouldering fire risk assessment is a critical research gap as these fires can represent heavy resource...
Author(s): Sophie L. Wilkinson, A. K. Furukawa, B. Mike Wotton, James M. Waddington
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires significantly influence ecosystem patterns and processes on a global scale. In many cases, they pose a threat to human lives and property. Through greenhouse gas emissions, wildfires also directly contribute to climate change. The monitoring of such events and the analysis of acquired data is crucial for understanding...
Author(s): Michael Nolde, Simon Plank, Rudolf Richter, Doris Klein, Torsten Riedlinger
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Continuing long and extensive wildfire seasons in the Western US emphasize the need for better understanding of wildfire impacts including post-fire management scenarios. Advancements in our understanding of post-fire hillslope erosion and watershed response such as flooding, sediment yield, and debris flows have recently received...
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Sarah A. Lewis, Robert E. Brown, Edwin D. Bone, Erin S. Brooks
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Comprehensive spatial coverage of forest canopy fuels is relied upon by fire management in the US to predict fire behavior, assess risk, and plan forest treatments. Here, a collection of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) datasets from the western US are fused with Landsat-derived spectral indices to map the canopy fuel attributes...
Author(s): Christopher J. Moran, Van R. Kane, Carl A. Seielstad
Year Published: 2020
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).