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The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 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).

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South-eastern France is strongly affected by wildfires mostly occurring in the wildland–urban interfaces (WUIs). A WUI fire is often initiated in dead surface fuel, then can propagate to shrubs and trees when the lower canopy is close to (or touches) the ground. Whereas a previous study assessed the fire propagation from the fuel...
Author(s): L. Terrei, Aymeric Lamorlette, Anne Ganteaume
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Context: Lack of quantitative observations of extent, frequency, and severity of large historical fires constrains awareness of departure of contemporary conditions from those that demonstrated resistance and resilience to frequent fire and recurring drought. Objectives: Compare historical and contemporary fire and forest...
Author(s): R. Keala Hagmann, Andrew G. Merschel, Matthew J. Reilly
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In the managed forest of Canada, forest fires are actively suppressed through efficient initial attack capability; however, the impact of different factors on the suppression success remains to be understood. The aim of this paper was to analyze the influence of operational suppression objectives (fire detection, initial attack, and...
Author(s): Adrián Cardil, Miren Lorente, Dominique Boucher, Jonathan Boucher, Sylvie Gauthier
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In temperate ecosystems, fire management involving prescribed burning and wildfire suppression often causes a shift in fire season from hot and dry summer conditions to cooler, moister conditions in spring or autumn. The effects of this change on seed dispersal by wind after fire are unknown. However, calmer wind conditions and...
Author(s): Bianca Dunker, C. Michael Bull, David A. Keith, Don A. Driscoll
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Firebrands generated from structures are known to be a source of rapid flame spread within communities in large outdoor fires, such as wildland-urban (WUI) fires, and urban fires. It is important to better understand firebrand generation mechanism to prevent structure ignitions by firebrands. Though the wind plays an important role...
Author(s): Sayaka Suzuki, Sam Manzello
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The devastating effects of wildfires cannot be overlooked; these include massive resettlement of people, destruction of property and loss of lives. The considerable distances over which wild fires spread and the rates at which these fires can spread is a major concern as this places considerable challenges on the evacuation...
Author(s): Nitish Chooramun, Peter J. Lawrence, Edwin R. Galea
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland fire dynamics are a complex three-dimensional turbulent process. Cellular automata (CA) is an efficient tool to predict fire dynamics, but the main parameters of the method are challenging to estimate. To overcome this challenge, we compute statistical distributions of the key parameters of a CA model using infrared images...
Author(s): Miles Currie, Kevin Speer, J. Kevin Hiers, Joseph J. O'Brien, Scott L. Goodrick, Bryan Quaife
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire simulators allow predicting fire spread and behavior and some of which in real-time. Both strategies and tactics to suppress wildland fires depend on fire analysis which is generally based on fire simulations that need to be accurate for a proper decision making. However, limitations and assumptions of the fire models and...
Author(s): Adrián Cardil, Santiago Monedero, C. A. Silva, Joaquin Ramírez
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aim: Fire is a globally important disturbance that affects nearly all vegetated biomes. Previous regional studies have suggested that the predictable seasonal pattern of a climatic time series, or seasonality, might aid in the prediction of average fire activity, but it is not known whether these findings are applicable globally....
Author(s): Michael V. Saha, Todd M. Scanlon, Paolo D'Odorico
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Ensemble transform Kalman filter (ETKF) is an extension of ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF), which avoids using 'perturbed observations' to eliminate additional sampling errors. This paper demonstrates the capability of ETKF algorithm for sequentially correcting dynamically evolving fire perimeter positions at regular time intervals to...
Author(s): Tengjiao Zhou, Long Ding, Jie Ji, Lin Li, Weiwei Huang
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).