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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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Large conflagrations of informal settlements occur regularly, leaving thousands of people homeless daily and taking tens of thousands of lives annually. Over the past few years, a large amount of data has been collected from a number of full-scale informal settlement fire experiments. This paper uses that data with a semi-...
Author(s): Antonio Cicione, Lesley Gibson, Colleen Wade, Michael Spearpoint, Richard Walls, David Rush
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aerial Thermal Infrared (TIR) imagery has demonstrated tremendous potential to monitor active forest fires and acquire detailed information about fire behavior. However, aerial video is usually unstable and requires inter-frame registration before further processing. Measurement of image misalignment is an essential operation for...
Author(s): M.M. Valero, Steven Verstockt, Christian Mata, Daniel M. Jimenez, Lloyd P. Queen, O. Rios, Elsa Pastor, Eulalia Planas
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A new burner is presented, designed to generate laminar and axisymmetric diffusion flames from wildland fuels. This burner consists of a porous sample holder where wildland fuel elements are deposited. The sample holder is mounted on a cylindrical structure which allows an oxidizer coflow injection around the fuel samples. When the...
Author(s): G. Severino, A. Cabrera, J. Contreras, P. Pinto, J.J. Cruz, A. Fuentes
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Amongst the numerous models introduced with SOC, the Forest Fire Model (FFM) is particularly attractive for its close relationship to stochastic spreading, which is central to the study of systems as diverse as epidemics, rumors, or indeed, fires. However, since its introduction, the nature of the model's scale invariance has been...
Author(s): Lorenzo Palmieri, Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The relationship between wildland fire spread rate and wind has been a topic of study for over a century, but few laboratory studies report measurements in controlled winds exceeding 5 m s−1. In this study, measurements of fire rate of spread, flame residence time and energy release are reported for fires burning under controlled...
Author(s): Bret W. Butler, Steve Quarles, Christine Standohar-Alfano, Murray Morrison, Daniel M. Jimenez, Paul Sopko, Cyle E. Wold, Larry S. Bradshaw, Loren Atwood, Justin Landon, Joseph J. O'Brien, Benjamin Hornsby, Natalie S. Wagenbrenner, Wesley G. Page
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire interactions between multiple 1 m tall, 0.7 m diameter chamise shrubs was studied utilizing the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Dynamics Simulator (WFDS, Mell et al., 2009). Two shrub arrangements were investigated. First, nine shrubs were placed in a 3x3 horizontal region. The shrub separation distance and wind speed were varied...
Author(s): William Shannon, Chandana Anand, Babak Shotorban, Shankar M. Mahalingam
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We integrated a widely used forest growth and management model, the Forest Vegetation Simulator, with the FSim large wildfire simulator to study how management policies affected future wildfire over 50 years on a 1.3 million ha study area comprised of a US national forest and adjacent lands. The model leverages decades of research...
Author(s): Alan A. Ager, Ana M. G. Barros, Rachel M. Houtman, Robert C. Seli, Michelle A. Day
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
For the physical model of wildland fire spread, errors or discrepancies in the prediction of spread rate may arise from uncertain, imprecise or improper determinations of the model parameters due to unreasonable assumptions, rough approximations, or inaccurate measurements. In this study, a parametric uncertainty analysis is made on...
Author(s): Xieshang Yuan, Naian Liu, Xiaodong Xie, Domingos Xavier Viegas
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
As bias and uncertainties inevitably exist on both wildland fire model states and parameters, fire simulations do not always accurately forecast the temporal and spatial progression of wildfires. In this paper, a novel approach is proposed to estimate fire perimeters and fuel adjustment factors simultaneously for FARSITE tool. Fire...
Author(s): Tengjiao Zhou, Long Ding, Jie Ji, Longxing Yu, Zhen Wang
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Novel combinations of fire regime and forest type are emerging in areas affected by climate change, fire exclusion, and other stressors. Species interactions following wildfire in these areas are not well understood. In Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forests, large patches of stand-replacing fire were once rare but are becoming...
Author(s): Carmen L. Tubbesing, Scott L. Stephens
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).