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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.

Hints: By default, the Search Terms box reads and searches for terms as if there were AND operators between them. To search for one or more terms, use the OR operator. Use quotation marks around phrases or to search for exact terms. To maximize the search function, use the Search Terms box for other information (e.g. author(s), date, species of interest, additional fire topics) together with the topic, ecosystem, and/or resource type terms from the lists. Additional information is available in our documents on topics, ecosystems, and types.

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Land managers need cost-effective methods for mapping and characterizing fire fuels quickly and accurately. The advent of sensors with increased spatial resolution may improve the accuracy and reduce the cost of fuels mapping. The objective of this research is to evaluate the accuracy and utility of imagery from the Advanced...
Author(s): Michael J. Falkowski, Paul E. Gessler, Penelope Morgan, Alistair M. S. Smith, Andrew T. Hudak
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Airborne laser altimetry provides an unprecedented view of the forest floor in timber fuel types and is a promising new tool for fuels assessments. It can be used to resolve two fuel models under closed canopies and may be effective for estimating coarse woody debris loads. A simple metric-obstacle density-provides the necessary...
Author(s): Carl A. Seielstad, Lloyd P. Queen
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A map of Yellowstone National Park (YNP) was derived from Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery and used to assess the isolation of burned areas, the heterogeneity that resulted from fires burning under moderate and severe burning conditions, and the relationship between heterogeneity and fire size. The majority of severely burned...
Author(s): Monica G. Turner, William W. Hargrove, Robert H. Gardner, William H. Romme
Year Published: 1994
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This work was undertaken because of a mutual interest of the Department of Defense, Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), and the USDA Forest Service in the problems of detecting hot targets against natural terrain backgrounds using airborne infrared (IR) line scanning instrumentation. The study objectives were broadly defined...
Author(s): Ralph A. Wilson, Stanley N. Hirsch, Forrest H. Madden, John B. Losensky
Year Published: 1971
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Information about a fire's perimeter is a prerequisite for the control of large fires, whether caused by nuclear war, lightning, or man's carelessness. Visual aerial reconnaissance is usually limited by smoke. Location of a fire's perimeter with respect to surrounding terrain is difficult to determine at night by visual means. The...
Author(s): Stanley N. Hirsch
Year Published: 1968
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The original program objectives were to develop and test a heat-sensitive system capable of: (1) locating small fires, (2) mapping fire perimeters, and (3) measuring rates of fire spread. The usefulness of infrared mappers was to be examined by surveillance of fire sources in forest environments. The capability for locating fire...
Author(s): Ralph A. Wilson, Nonan V. Noste
Year Published: 1966
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper


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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).