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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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Wildfire danger assessment is essential for operational allocation of fire management resources; with longer lead prediction, the more efficiently can resources be allocated regionally. Traditional studies focus on meteorological forecasts and fire danger index models (e.g., National Fire Danger Rating System-NFDRS) for predicting...
Author(s): Alireza Farahmand, E. Natasha Stavros, John T. Reager, Ali Behrangi
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires are a serious threat to ecosystems and human life. Usually, smoke is generated before the flame, and due to the diffusing nature of the smoke, we can detect smoke from a distance, so wildfire smoke detection is especially important for early warning systems. In this paper, we propose a 3D convolution-based encoder–decoder...
Author(s): Guodong Zhu, Zhenxue Chen, Chengyun Liu, Xuewen Rong, Weikai He
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Monitoring ecosystem events such as wildfires with remote sensing is fundamental to natural resources management. However, precisely delineating burned areas with remote sensing remains a challenge for post-fire ecological assessment. Burned area mapping methods with spectral indices are affected by several interferences such as...
Author(s): Kudzai Shaun Mpakairi, Shamiso Lynette Kadzunge, Henry Ndaimani
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Accuracy assessment of burned area maps has been traditionally performed using pixel-based metrics, with the objective of assessing the accuracy and precision of burned area estimates at local and regional scales. While these assessments are helpful for obtaining consistent estimates of the burned area across many fires and over...
Author(s): Michael L. Humber, Luigi Boschetti, Louis Giglio
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Previous research has demonstrated that remote sensing can provide spectral information related to vegetation moisture variations essential for estimating live fuel moisture content (LFMC), but accuracy and timeliness still present challenges to using this information operationally. Consequently, many regional administrations are...
Author(s): Eva Marino, Marta Yebra, Mariluz Guillén-Climent, Nur Algeet, José Luis Tomé, Javier Madrigal, Mercedes Guijarro, Carmen Hernando
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In the face of changing climatic regimes and increases in extreme fire events, many western forests are poised to burn, not only once but multiple times, sometimes in short succession. As such, land managers have limited opportunities to effectively alter post-fire vegetation and fuels to make them more resilient to future...
Author(s): Michelle Coppoletta, Brandon M. Collins, Scott H. Markwith, Kyle E. Merriam
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Fuels are highly variable and dynamic in space and time, and fuel loading can vary considerably even within fine spatial scales and within specific fuel types, such as downed wood or organic soils. Given this inherent variability in fuel loadings, it is not good practice to represent all instances of a fuel type by the same set of...
Author(s): Nancy H. F. French, Michael Billmire, Susan J. Prichard, Maureen C. Kennedy, Donald McKenzie, Narasimhan K. Larkin, Roger D. Ottmar
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The propagation of a forest fire can be described by a convection–diffusion–reaction problem in two spatial dimensions, where the unknowns are the local temperature and the portion of fuel consumed as functions of spatial position and time. This model can be solved numerically in an efficient way by a linearly implicit-explicit (...
Author(s): Raimund Bürger, Elvis Gavilán, Daniel Inzunza, Pep Mulet, Luis Miguel Villada
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aerial Thermal Infrared (TIR) imagery has demonstrated tremendous potential to monitor active forest fires and acquire detailed information about fire behavior. However, aerial video is usually unstable and requires inter-frame registration before further processing. Measurement of image misalignment is an essential operation for...
Author(s): M.M. Valero, Steven Verstockt, Christian Mata, Daniel M. Jimenez, Lloyd P. Queen, O. Rios, Elsa Pastor, Eulalia Planas
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The mountainous grassland ecosystem in Golden Gate National Park (South Africa) has post-fire ecological resilience. However, vegetation species composition and structure can alter when the ecosystem continually has uncontrolled fires. This study developed a vegetation response-ability model by integrating environmental factors (...
Author(s): Efosa G. Adagbasa, Samuel A. Adelabu, Tom W. Okello
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).