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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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Computational natural wildfire simulation is a computing-intensive process. The process is also challenging because of the need to integrate data with wide spatial and temporal variability. Our study sought to simulate rapidly spreading natural wildfire with fidelity and quality through computational realization. We developed a...
Author(s): Bishrant Adhikari, Chen Xu, Paddington Hodza, Thomas A. Minckley
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Complexity is the main feature of many fire-prone environments, in which the fire regime is driven by climate and socio-economic development on short and long timescales. In this study, the interaction between social and forest environments is modelled for the first time by assimilating socio-economic assets to a new flammable...
Author(s): Nadia Ursino
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A conceptual model based on the balance of energy in a system composed of a burning cigarette, ambient flow and a porous fuel bed is proposed to study the burning of a single cigarette and the process of fuel bed dehydration, pyrolysis and its eventual ignition or combustion extinction. Model predictions of time to ignition and of...
Author(s): Domingos Xavier Viegas, Ricardo Oliveira, Miguel Almeida, Donghyun Kim
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire disasters on overhead transmission lines seriously threaten the safe and stable operation of large power grids and the normal use of electricity. After a wildfire occurs near a transmission line, it is often inefficient to take measures afterward. In order to guide the early warning of wildfire disasters on overhead...
Author(s): Yu Liu, Bo Li, ChuanPing Wu, Baohui Chen, TeJun Zhou
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire is a growing global concern for rural and urban areas [1]. Statistics show that the intensity and negative consequences of wildfire have increased in recent decades creating serious challenges for fire and emergency services, as well as communities in the wildland-urban interface [2,3,4]. As an example, 85 people lost their...
Author(s): Xilei Zhao, Ruggiero Lovreglio, Erica D. Kuligowski, Daniel Nilsson
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Lightning‐caused wildfires are a significant contributor to burned areas, with lightning ignitions remaining one of the most unpredictable aspects of the fire environment. There is a clear connection between fuel moisture and the probability of ignition; however, the mechanisms are poorly understood and predictive methods are...
Author(s): Ruth Coughlan, Francesca Di Giuseppe, Claudia Vitolo, Christopher Barnard, Philippe Lopez, Matthias Drusch
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Increases in burned area and large fire occurrence are widely documented over the western United States over the past half century. Here, we focus on the elevational distribution of forest fires in mountainous ecoregions of the western United States and show the largest increase rates in burned area above 2,500 m during 1984 to 2017...
Author(s): Mohammad Reza Alizadeha, John T. Abatzoglou, Charles H. Luce, Jan F. Adamowski, Arvin Farid, Mojtaba Sadegh
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Western North American fires have been increasing in magnitude and severity over the last few decades. The complex coupling of fires with the atmospheric energy budget and meteorology creates short-term feedbacks on regional weather altering the amount of pollution to which Americans are exposed. Using a combination of model...
Author(s): Diana N. Bernstein, Douglas S. Hamilton, Rosalie Krasnoff, Natalie M. Mahowald, David S. Connelly, Simone Tilmes, Peter G. M. Hess
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
With the increasing frequency and severity of fire, there is an increasing desire to better manage fuels and minimize, as much as possible, the impacts of fire on soils and other natural resources. Piling and/or burning slash is one method of managing fuels and reducing the risk and consequences of wildfire, but the repercussions to...
Author(s): William J. Massman
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The purpose of this study was to investigate the merging behavior of small-scale buoyant flames that might be representative of flames from a leaf in a shrub. Zirconia felt pads soaked in n-heptane were suspended on thin rods and spaced both horizontally and vertically. Time-dependent video images from flames from two-pad and three-...
Author(s): Thomas H. Fletcher, Denver Haycock, Seth Tollefsen, David O. Lignell
Year Published: 2021
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).