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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 2,200 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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Powerpoint presentation MODIS Applications in 2003 Fire Management
Author(s): C. A. Ryan, Bryce L. Nordgren, James P. Menakis, Mark A. Finney, Wei Min Hao
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
FireWorks is an educational program for students in grades 1-10. The program consists of the curriculum in this report and a trunk of laboratory materials, specimens, and reference materials. It provides interactive, hands-on activities for studying fire ecology, fire behavior, and the influences of people on three fire-dependent...
Author(s): Jane Kapler Smith, Nancy E. McMurray
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Smoke exposure measurements among firefighters at wildfires in the Western United States between 1992 and 1995 showed that altogether most exposures were not significant, between 3 and 5 percent of the shift-average exposures exceeded occupational exposure limits for carbon monoxide and respiratory irritants. Exposure to benzene and...
Author(s): Timothy E. Reinhardt, Roger D. Ottmar
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
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Author(s): Jane Kapler Smith
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Anyone who has ever tried building fireline on rocky land knows there has been a need for an inexpensive, efficient piece of equipment to do this job. We've recently invented a simple fireline plow to build fireline in such terrain. Fireline construction with this plow makes less of an impact on the environment, and it may cost less...
Author(s): Nathan P. Arno, Stephen F. Arno
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Mann Gulch fire, which over ran 16 firefighters in 1949, is analyzed to show its probable movement with respect to the crew. The firefighters were smokejumpers who had parachuted near the fire on August 5, 1949. While they were moving to a safer location, the fire blocked their route. Three survived, the foreman who ignited...
Author(s): Richard C. Rothermel
Year Published: 1993
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
During the afternoon of August 29, 1985, the Butte Fire made a high-intensity crown fire run, covering a distance of 2.22 km in one hour and 40 minutes, and forcing 73 fire fighters to deploy their protective fire shelters. This paper presents a retrospective analysis of the fire behavior in terms of the two major subsystems of the...
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Two mathematical models are given to determine the best locations for initial attack resources in terms of travel time: a linear programming model and a statistical model. An example for the Clearwater National Forest in Idaho illustrates some of the differences between the two models.
Author(s): Romain Mees
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
On August 29, 1985, 73 firefighters were forced into safety zones, where they took refuge in their fire shelters for 1 to 2 hours while a very severe crown fire burned over them. The incident took place on the Butte Fire on the Salmon National Forest in Idaho. Five firefighters were hospitalized overnight for heat exhaustion, smoke...
Author(s): Richard C. Rothermel, Robert W. Mutch
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Presents preliminary results of a two-year study examining the pattern of Indian fires in western Montana's lower elevation forests. Interviews and historic journals were used to reconstruct the characteristics of aboriginal burning. Fire scar data from paired stands indicate substantial differences in fire frequency between Indian...
Author(s): Stephen W. Berrett
Year Published: 1980
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper

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