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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 2,900 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).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive.

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.

403 results

All wildland firefighters are required to identify a location to which they can retreat in the event that fire conditions threaten their safety. These areas termed safety zones. However it was not until the work by Butler and Cohen in 1995 that any quantitative information existed for actually gauging the...
Type: Media : Webinar
Ever wish you could be out on the ground watching how fire behaves over the terrain, in different fuels with effects from weather, then use that experience to try and replicate what you saw and predict what will happen tomorrow? Well the Fire Behavior Analyst job is for you. Learn what it's like to be able to watch Mother Nature at...
Type: Media : Webinar
Hosted by the Northwest Fire Science Consortium. Ruddy Mell from the USFS Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab in Seattle, WA provides an overview of the current state, limitations, and future developments in wildland and wildland-urban interface fire behavior models.
Type: Media : Webinar
The recent Lolo Peak Fire and associated burnouts and backburnsresulted in both expected and unexpected burn patterns related to differences in forest structure, topography, and weather. It also illustrates the "perfect storm" of stifling constraints the Forest Service faces in attempting to implement ecologically-based management...
Type: Media : Seminar
Over the past two decades the size of wildfires has dramatically increased across the Southwest. These large burned areas have become so common that newer wildfires are burning into and around them. Fire managers increasingly use these previous burns as treatments that either stop or slow fire spread. The interaction of past and...
Type: Media : Video
Interpret results from a verification study of the NDFD grids from the local Missoula Weather Forecast Office and the implications for fire behavior forecasts that use NDFD data. Afternoon temperature, minimum humidity, and winds are investigated specifically, and the effects on a fire behavior forecast are evaluated with BehavePlus...
Type: Media : Webinar
In Part 3 of the Wildland Fire Smoke and Roadway Visibility Webinar Series, Matthew Fearon, research meteorologist for the Desert Research Institute, presented on the PB-Piedmont Web Tool, Super-Fog Potential, and Estimated Smoldering Potential - all with a focus on moving science to a usable tool for managers and others.
Type: Media : Webinar
This webinar was presented as part of the 2015-2016 RMRS Fire Sciences Laboratory's weekly seminar series.
Type: Media : Seminar
A 22-minute video about the dangers of fire whirls.
Type: Media : Video
FIREHouse provides user-friendly, web-based information about fire science and technology relevant to Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. For each project posted, the goal is to provide, as applicable, online, searchable access to: (1) project and tool descriptions, contact information and links; (2) on-line publications; (3)...
Type: Website : Website


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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).