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Webinar & Video Archive

In addition to NRFSN-sponsored webinars and videos, the NRFSN catalogs Northern Rockies-relevant webinars and videos produced by other entities. This webinar archive can be searched by presenter, date, topic, and/or ecosystem type. The archive includes recordings from the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF), the Wildand Fire Lessons Learned Center (WFLLC), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and other JFSP fire science exchanges.

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This research examines perceptions of risk by decision-makers during wildland fires using newly available data from the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS), with an eye toward better understanding how fire managers are considering risk on...
Presenter(s): Erin Noonan-Wright
Date: October 25, 2018
Type: Seminar
WeatherSHIELD (Weather SHort & Intermediate Ensemble and Long-term Dynamic weather patterns) is a system for preparing and displaying probabilistic weather forecasts over the short, intermediate, and long term. WeatherSHIELD is comprised of (1)...
Presenter(s): Aaron Stacey
Date: October 23, 2018
Type: Webinar
This seminar is part of the 2018-2019 Seminar Series at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. No abstract or recording was available for this seminar.
Presenter(s): Stephen F. Arno
Date: October 11, 2018
Type: Seminar
Air Resource Advisors provide a vast array of tools and products to predict and communicate smoke impacts during wildfires. Having a resource solely dedicated to smoke management and effective messaging improves both internal and external...
Presenter(s): Peter Lahm
Date: October 11, 2018
Type: Video
The ecological effects of wildland fire – also termed the fire severity – are often highly heterogeneous in space and time. This heterogeneity is a result of spatial variability in factors such as fuel, topography, and climate (e.g. a map of mean...
Presenter(s): Sean A. Parks
Date: October 10, 2018
Type: Webinar
The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) is NOAA’s real-time operational hourly updating forecast systems run at 3-km grid spacing. The HRRR uses the Advanced Research version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF-ARW) as the model component...
Presenter(s): Joe Olson
Date: October 4, 2018
Type: Seminar
A Record of Change—Science and Elder Observations on the Navajo Nation is a 25-minute documentary about collaborative studies using conventional physical sciences, combined with tribal elder observations to show that local knowledge and conventional...
Presenter(s): John D. Weiner, Shannon McNeeley, Dominique M. David-Chavez
Date: October 1, 2018
Type: Webinar
In the past few decades, wildfire activity has increased in the western United States and Canada, and can be attributed, at least in part, to a changing climate. The air pollution from wildfires has been associated with increased risk of...
Presenter(s): Colleen Reid
Date: October 1, 2018
Type: Webinar
This video was aired on CBS news to explain work being done on fire tornados at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab in Montana.
Presenter(s): Mark A. Finney, Jason M. Forthofer
Date: September 21, 2018
Type: Video
There are three ingredients needed for fire: fuel to burn, hot & dry conditions, and an ignition source. People are changing all three. The area burned has increased over just the past several decades, in western U.S. forests by 1500%. Last year...
Presenter(s): Jennifer Balch
Date: September 20, 2018
Type: Webinar

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