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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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Hints: By default, the Search Terms box reads and searches for terms as if there were AND operators between them. To search for one or more terms, use the OR operator. Use quotation marks around phrases or to search for exact terms. To maximize the search function, use the Search Terms box for other information (e.g. author(s), date, species of interest, additional fire topics) together with the topic, ecosystem, and/or resource type terms from the lists. Additional information is available in our documents on topics, ecosystems, and types.

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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
Wildfires, whether natural or caused by humans, are considered among the most dangerous and devastating disasters around the world. Their complexity comes from the fact that they are hard to predict, hard to extinguish and cause enormous financial losses. To address this issue, many research efforts have been conducted in order to...
Author(s): Younes Oulad Sayad, Hajar Mousannif, Hassan Al Moatassime
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Climate change poses a serious threat to biodiversity and unprecedented challenges to the preservation and protection of natural landscapes. We evaluated how climate change might affect vegetation in 22 of the largest and most iconic protected area (PA) complexes across North America. We use a climate analog model to estimate how...
Author(s): Lisa M. Holsinger, Sean A. Parks, Marc-Andre Parisien, Carol Miller, Enric Batllori, Max A. Moritz
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent human-interface wildfires around the world have raised concerns regarding the reliability of freshwater supply flowing from severely burned watersheds. Degraded source water quality can often be expected after severe wildfire and can pose challenges to drinking water facilities by straining treatment response capacities,...
Author(s): Francois-Nicolas Robinne, Kevin D. Bladon, Uldis Silins, Monica B. Emelko, Michael D. Flannigan, Marc-Andre Parisien, Xianli Wang, Stefan W. Kienzle, Diane P. Dupont
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Analysis was performed to determine whether a lightning flash could be associated with every reported lightning-initiated wildfire that grew to at least 4 km2. In total, 905 lightning-initiated wildfires within the Continental United States (CONUS) between 2012 and 2015 were analyzed. Fixed and fire radius search methods showed that...
Author(s): Christopher J. Schultz, Nicholas J. Nauslar, J. Brent Wachter, Christopher R. Hain, Jordan R. Bell
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This work presents development of an algorithm to reduce the spatial uncertainty of active fire locations within the 1 km MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS Aqua and Terra) daytime detection footprint. The algorithm is developed using the finer 500 m reflective bands by leveraging on the increase in 2.13 μm...
Author(s): Sanath S. Kumar, Joshua J. Picotte, Birgit Peterson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Predicting water suppression requirements and its impacts on firefighting strategies and logistics within the urban environment has been the subject of many previous studies, however the same level of research has yet to be applied in the realm of wildfire suppression. To work towards addressing this knowledge gap, this paper...
Author(s): Greg Penney, Daryoush Habibi, Marcus Cattani, Murray Carter
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Accurately predicting fire spread and behaviour on the fireline, in the field, is highly important in order to prevent the loss of human life, improve the success of initial attack and better understand the potential fire behaviour, minimizing many risks for firefighters. We present the Wildfire Analyst™ Pocket Edition application (...
Author(s): Santiago Monedero, Joaquin Ramírez, Adrián Cardil
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
There is evidence that forest resiliency is declining in the western US due to recent increases in both areas burned by wildfire and the number of large fires. Fire refugia may increase forest resiliency; however, for land managers to incorporate fire refugia into their management plans, methods need to be developed to identify and...
Author(s): Anthony Martinez, Arjan J. H. Meddens, Crystal A. Kolden, Andrew T. Hudak
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background:Short-term post-fire field studies have shown that native shrub cover in chaparral ecosystems negatively affects introduced cover, which is influenced by burn severity, elevation, aspect, and climate. Using the southern California 2003 Old and Simi fires and the 2008 Sesnon Fire, we investigated the role of native shrubs...
Author(s): April G. Smith, Beth A. Newingham, Andrew T. Hudak, Benjamin C. Bright
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).