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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 4,000 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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Disturbance such as wildfire may create opportunities for plant communities to reorganize in response to climate change. The interaction between climate change and distur- bance may be particularly important in forests, where many of the foundational plant species (trees) are long-lived and where poor initial tree establishment can...
Author(s): Derek J. N. Young, Chhaya M. Werner, Kevin R. Welch, Truman P. Young, Hugh Safford, Andrew Latimer
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Piling and burning is widely used to dispose of unmerchantable debris resulting from thinning in forests throughout the western United States. Quite often more piles are created than are burned in a given year, however, causing piles to persist, accumulate, and age on the landscape. The effects of burning piles of increasing age has...
Author(s): Clinton S. Wright, Alexander M. Evans, Sara Grove, Karen A. Haubensak
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Advances in high-performance computing have led to an improvement in modeling multi-physics systems because of the capacity to solve complex numerical systems in a reasonable time. WRF-SFIRE is a multi-physics system that couples the atmospheric model WRF and the forest fire spread model called SFIRE with the objective of...
Author(s): Angel Farguell, Ana Cortés, Tomàs Margalef, Josep R. Miró, J. Mercader
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire simulators and decision support systems can assist the incident command teams in charge of tactical wildfire suppression. This paper presents a web-based wildfire simulator developed to provide real-time support for wildfire management. The paper describes the overall software architecture, the modelling chain...
Author(s): Bachisio Arca, Tiziano Ghisu, Marcello Casula, Michele Salis, Pierpaolo Duce
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The cause of the majority of structure losses in wildland-urban interface fires is ignition via firebrands, small pieces of burning material generated from burning vegetation and structures. To understand the mechanism of these losses, small-scale experiments designed to capture heating from firebrand piles and to describe the...
Author(s): Raquel S. P. Hakes, Hamed Salehizadeh, Matthew J. Weston-Dawkes, Michael J. Gollner
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A key determinant of wildfire behaviour is the flammability of constituent plants. One plant trait that influences flammability is the retention of dead biomass, as the low moisture content of dead material means less energy is required to achieve combustion. However, the effect of the dead-to-live ratio of fuel on plant...
Author(s): Jennifer M. Dent, Hannah L. Buckley, Audrey Lustig, Timothy J. Curran
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Laboratory experiments were conducted to determine whether stationary fire whirls just downwind of a meter-scale turbulent flame are the lowest part of the counter-rotating vortex pair (CVP) of the plume from the flame. Plumes from a turbulent pool fire and air flow around the fire were visualized. There are two types of stationary...
Author(s): Masahiko Shinohara, Sanae Matsushima
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Growth‐stage optimization (GSO) offers a new approach to biodiversity conservation in fire‐prone regions by estimating the optimal distribution of vegetation growth stages that maximize a species diversity index. This optimal growth‐stage structure provides managers an operational goal explicitly linked to a positive conservation...
Author(s): Matthew P. Chick, Alan York, Holly Sitters, Julian Di Stefano, Craig R. Nitschke
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires have increased in frequency, duration, and intensity worldwide. Climate change, drought, and other factors have not only increased susceptibility to wildfires, but have also increased the duration of the season. There are a number of factors affecting wildfires: detection, speed of communication/response time, resources/...
Author(s): Setrige W. Crawford, Kamran Eftekhari Shahroudi
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire, a natural part of many ecosystems, has also resulted in significant disasters impacting ecology and human life in Australia. This study proposes a prototype of fire propagation prediction as an extension of preceding research; this system is called “Cloud computing based bushfire prediction”, the computational performance...
Author(s): Mitsuhiro Ozaki, Jagannath Aryal, Paul Fox-Hughes
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).