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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 2,100 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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123 results

Stereo photographs, hemispherical photographs, and stand data are presented with associated biomass and canopy fuel characteristics for five Interior West conifer stands. Canopy bulk density, canopy base height, canopy biomass by component, available canopy fuel load, and vertical distribution of canopy fuel are presented for each...
Author(s): Joe H. Scott, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Fuel moisture is one of the major components of fire risk assessment in the western United States. Regional and landscape fuel moisture estimates are currently derived from coarse resolution remotely sensed imagery without ground measurements to validate the estimates. Additionally, these estimates are determined using the...
Author(s): Jennifer L. Rechel, Seth H. Peterson, Dar A. Roberts, Jan W. van Wagtendonk
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The natural fuels stereo photo series is a collection of geo-referenced data and photographs that display a range of natural conditions, fuel loadings, and other fuelbed characteristics in a wide variety of forest-, woodland-, shrub-, and grass-dominated ecosystem types. The photo series are useful tools for quickly and...
Author(s): Roger D. Ottmar
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
We compared observed canopy fuel characteristics with those predicted by existing biomass algorithms. We specifically examined the accuracy of the biomass equations developed by Brown (1978. We used destructively sampled data obtained at 5 different study areas. We compared predicted and observed quantities of foliage and crown...
Author(s): Kathy L. Gray, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Appropriate types of thinning and surface fuel treatments are clearly useful in reducing surface and crown fire hazards under a wide range of fuels and topographic situations. This paper provides well-established scientific principles and simulation tools that can be used to adjust fuel treatments to attain specific risk levels.
Author(s): David L. Peterson, Sarah M. McCaffrey
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Fire hazard reflects the potential fire behavior and magnitude of effects as a function of fuel conditions. This fact sheet discusses crown fuels, surface fuels, and ground fuels and their contribution and involvement in wildland fire.
Author(s): Kelly O'Brian
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Fuels management responsibilities may include providing local property owners with the information for taking responsibility for reducing fuels on their land. This fact sheet discusses three different types of information that may be useful in programs to engage property owners in fuel reduction activities.
Author(s): Martha C. Monroe, Lisa Pennisi
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Land managers need cost-effective methods for mapping and characterizing fire fuels quickly and accurately. The advent of sensors with increased spatial resolution may improve the accuracy and reduce the cost of fuels mapping. The objective of this research is to evaluate the accuracy and utility of imagery from the Advanced...
Author(s): Michael J. Falkowski
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Land managers need cost-effective methods for mapping and characterizing fire fuels quickly and accurately. The advent of sensors with increased spatial resolution may improve the accuracy and reduce the cost of fuels mapping. The objective of this research is to evaluate the accuracy and utility of imagery from the Advanced...
Author(s): Michael J. Falkowski, Paul E. Gessler, Penelope Morgan, Alistair M. S. Smith, Andrew T. Hudak
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The principal goals of fuel treatments are to reduce fireline intensities, reduce the potential for crown fires, improve opportunities for successful fire suppression, and improve forest resilience to forest fires. This fact sheet discusses thinning, and surface fuel treatments, as well as challenges associated with those treatments...
Author(s): Morris C. Johnson
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet

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