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The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are nearly 4,000 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 Webinar & Video Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, and seminars.

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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
LANDFIRE (LF) National (2001) was the original product suite of the LANDFIRE program, which included Existing Vegetation Cover (EVC), Height (EVH), and Type (EVT). Subsequent refinements after feedback from data users resulted in updated products, referred to as LF 2001, that now served as LANDFIRE’s baseline datasets and are the...
Author(s): Joshua J. Picotte, Daryn Dockter, Jordan Long, Brian Tolk, Anne Davidson, Birgit Peterson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
For wildland firefighters, the ability to efficiently evacuate the fireline is limited by terrain, vegetation, and fire conditions. The impacts of terrain and vegetation on evacuation time to a safety zone may not be apparent when considering potential control locations either at the time of a wildfire or during pre-suppression...
Author(s): Michael J. Campbell, Wesley G. Page, Philip E. Dennison, Bret W. Butler
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The emergence of affordable unmanned aerial systems (UAS) creates new opportunities to study fire behavior and ecosystem pattern-process relationships. A rotor-wing UAS hovering above a fire provides a static, scalable sensing platform that can characterize terrain, vegetation, and fire coincidently. Here, we present methods for...
Author(s): Christopher J. Moran, Carl A. Seielstad, Matthew R. Cunningham, Valentijn Hoff, Russell A. Parsons, Lloyd P. Queen, Katie Sauerbrey, Tim Wallace
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
With drought across much of the southern and western States, it’s shaping up to be another record year for wildfires. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, May 2018 was the fourthworst May since 2000 in terms of U.S. acres burned by wildfires. The year 2000 is a significant measuring point, since the six...
Author(s): Sean A. Parks
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
LANDFIRE’s suite of spatial data layers are a valuable resource for land managers because they stretch “wall-to-wall” across the US, are created with a consistent methodology and are updated over time. These data are designed to support broad-scale land management activities, and users are encouraged to critique and modify them...
Author(s): Don Helmbrecht, Kori Blankenship
Year Published: 2016
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Accurate information about three-dimensional canopy structure and wildland fuel across the landscape is necessary for fire behaviour modelling system predictions. Remotely sensed data are invaluable for assessing these canopy characteristics over large areas; lidar data, in particular, are uniquely suited for quantifying three-...
Author(s): Birgit Peterson, Kurtis J. Nelson, Carl A. Seielstad, Jason Stoker, William Matt Jolly, Russell A. Parsons
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Proof-of-concept research is being conducted to: compare airborne and in situ, ground-based fire measurement systems; begin evaluation of two fire-behavior simulation models with these data; test approaches to incorporating improved wind-field and weather data in these models; test the utility of the airborne remote sensing for...
Author(s): Colin C. Hardy, Philip J. Riggan
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
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