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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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Reports the findings of a study comparing the results of instruments measuring smoke particulate in real time to gravimetric samplers in Missoula and Hamilton, Montana, during the summer of 2000. Real-time, particulate monitoring instruments were evaluated to determine their accuracy when measuring smoke particulate concentrations...
Author(s): Andy Trent, Mary A. Davies, Richard Karsky, Richard W. Fisher
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Old forests are important carbon pools, but are thought to be insignificant as current atmospheric carbon sinks. This perception is based on the assumption that changes in productivity with age in complex, multiaged, multispecies natural forests can be modelled simply as scaled-up versions of individual trees or even-aged stands....
Author(s): Elieen V. Carey, Anna Sala, Robert E. Keane, Ragan M. Callaway
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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
This policy statement has been prepared in response to plans by some Federal, tribal and State wildland owners/managers to significantly increase the use of wildland and prescribed fires to achieve resource benefits in the wildlands. Many wildland ecosystems are considered to be unhealthy as a result of past management strategies....
Author(s): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
A series of nine large-scale, open fires was conducted in the Intermountain Fire Sciences Laboratory (IFSL) controlled-environment combustion facility. The fuels were pure pine needles or sagebrush or mixed fuels simulating forest-floor, ground fires; crown fires; broadcast burns; and slash pile burns. Mid-infrared spectra of the...
Author(s): Robert J. Yokelson, David W. T. Griffith, Darold E. Ward
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Total particulate matter (PM) emissions were estimated for recent fires (1979-1990) and the presettlement period (prior to 1935) in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness (SBW) in Idaho and Montana. Recent period emissions were calculated by 10-day periods for surface fire and crown fire based on estimates of percentage fuel consumption...
Author(s): James K. Brown, Larry S. Bradshaw
Year Published: 1994
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This work introduces remote sensing of biomass burning emissions using high-resolution Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) absorption spectroscopy over open paths in smoke plumes from biomass fires. There are several advantages to this type of smoke composition measurement, which address some of the disadvantages of previous...
Author(s): David W. T. Griffith, William G. Mankin, Michael T. Coffey, Darold E. Ward, Allen R. Riebau
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Biomass and hydrocarbon fuel fires are two common sources of obscuring smoke which present significant operational challenges over a broad range of possible viewing wavelengths. This is especially true of very large fires where the primary smoke particles (approx. 0.1-0.3 um diameter) obscure vision by both scattering and absorption...
Author(s): Lawrence F. Radke, Dean A. Hegg, J. David Nance, Jaime H. Lyons, Krista K. Laursen, R. J. Ferek, Peter V. Hobbs, Raymond E. Weiss
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Airborne measurements have been made in the smokes from large fires of standing coniferous trees and logging debris, standing chaparral, fallen jack pine, and wheat stubble. Panicle emission factors, particle size distributions, optical properties of the smokes, and trace gas concentrations in the emissions are derived from the...
Author(s): Lawrence F. Radke, Dean A. Hegg, Jaime H. Lyons, Charles A. Brock, Peter V. Hobbs, Raymond E. Weiss, Rei A. Rasmussen
Year Published: 1988
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Measurements in the plumes from seven forest fires show that the concentrations of NH3 were considerably in excess of ambient values. Calculation of NH3 emissions from the fires, based on the ratio of NH3/CO in the plumes and emissions of CO from biomass burning, suggest that biomass burning may be a significant source of...
Author(s): Dean A. Hegg, Lawrence F. Radke, Peter V. Hobbs, Philip J. Riggan
Year Published: 1988
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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