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The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 3,600 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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To enhance understanding of how climate and humans influenced historical fire occurrence in the montane forests of Jasper National Park, we crossdated fire-scar and tree age samples from 172 plots. We tested effects of drought and climatic variation driven by the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and Pacific North American (PNA)...
Author(s): Raphael D. Chavardes, Lori D. Daniels, Ze'ev Gedalof, David W. Andison
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We present a direct broadcast (DB) rapid response burned area mapping algorithm for Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) data that combines products driven by the spectral signal of fire-affected areas from both emissive and reflective spectral bands. The algorithm processes VIIRS infrared M-bands (750 m) using spectral...
Author(s): Shawn P. Urbanski, Bryce L. Nordgren, Carl Albury, Brenna Schwert, David Peterson, Brad Quayle, Wei Min Hao
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
An experimental and numerical study was carried out to assess the performance of the different submodels and parameters used to describe the burning dynamics of wildfires. A multiphase formulation was used and compared to static fires of dried pitch pine needles of different bulk densities. The samples were exposed to an external...
Author(s): M. El Houssami, A. Lamorlette, D. Morvan, Rory Hadden, Albert Simeoni
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Flame and mass loss data for chaparral, a mixture of shrub plants from the Mediterranean climate zone of southwestern North America, from five previously reported experiments were used to evaluate several published models relating flame characteristics to mass loss and heat release rates. These data are unique with fuel moisture...
Author(s): David R. Weise, Thomas H. Fletcher, Wesley Cole, Shankar M. Mahalingam, Xiangyang Zhou, Lulu Sun, Jing Li
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Modelling the dynamics of wildfires is very computationally challenging. Although three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models have been successfully applied to wildfires, the computational time required makes them currently impractical for operational usage. In this study, we develop a two-dimensional propagation...
Author(s): J. E. Hilton, Andrew L. Sullivan, W. Swedosh, J. Sharples, C. Thomas
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Stand structure and fuel mass were measured in 2011, 13 years after logging of a seasonally dry, ponderosa pine-dominated forest that had burned severely in the 1996 Summit Wildfire, Malheur National Forest, northeastern Oregon, U.S.A. Data are compared to those taken one year after post-fire logging (1999), and analyzed in the...
Author(s): James D. McIver, Roger D. Ottmar
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The authors wish to acknowledge that the values of the rate of spread for the grass fires in Fig. 2 (blue circles) were extracted the following reference: Cheney NP, Gould JS, Catchpole WR (1998) Prediction of fire spread in grasslands. International Journal of Wildland Fire 8, 1–13. doi:10.1071/WF9980001 Additionally, the authors...
Author(s): D. Morvan, N. Frangieh
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Key message: We describe a modeling system that enables detailed, 3D fire simulations in forest fuels. Using data from three sites, we analyze thinning fuel treatments on fire behavior and fire effects and compare outputs with a more commonly used model. Context: Thinning is considered useful in altering fire behavior, reducing fire...
Author(s): Russell A. Parsons, F. Pimont, Lucas Wells, Greg M. Cohn, William Matt Jolly, Francois P. deColigny, Eric Rigolot, Jean-Luc Dupuy, William E. Mell, Rodman Linn
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire radiative energy density (FRED, J m-2) integrated from fire radiative power density (FRPD, W m-2) observations of landscape-level fires can present an undersampling problem when collected from fixed-wing aircraft. In the present study, the aircraft made multiple passes over the fire at ~3 min intervals, thus failing to observe...
Author(s): C. Klauberg, Andrew T. Hudak, Benjamin C. Bright, Luigi Boschetti, Matthew B. Dickinson, Robert L. Kremens, C. A. Silva
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
New fire disturbance regimes under accelerating global environmental change can have unprecedented consequences for ecosystem resilience, lessening ecosystem natural regeneration. In the Mediterranean Basin, firedependent obligate seeder forests that are prone to increasingly frequent stand-replacing fires and then salvaged logged...
Author(s): Angela Taboada, Víctor Fernández-García, Elena Marcos, Leonor Calvo
Year Published: 2018
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).