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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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Fuel consumption predictions are necessary to accurately estimate or model fire effects, including pollutant emissions during wildland fires. Fuel and environmental measurements on a series of operational prescribed fires were used to develop empirical models for predicting fuel consumption in big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata...
Author(s): Clinton S. Wright
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The problem of predicting the rate of spread of a linear fire front in a fuel bed composed of one live and one dead fuel component in no-slope and no-wind conditions is addressed. Two linear models based on the mass fraction of each fuel component are proposed to predict the rate of spread of a fire front as a function of the mass...
Author(s): Domingos Xavier Viegas, J. Soares, Miguel Almeida
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The intent of this report is to analyze weather conditions to determine if a 'critical fire weather pattern' also contributed to the 'blowup.'
Author(s): Paul A. Werth
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In this second part of a two part exploration of dynamic behavior observed in wildland fires, time scales differentiating convective and radiative heat transfer is further explored. Scaling laws for the two different types of heat transfer considered: Radiation-driven fire spread, and convection-driven fire spread, which can both...
Author(s): Brittany A. Adam, Nelson K. Akafuah, Mark A. Finney, Jason M. Forthofer, Kozo Saito
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Spatially explicit burn probability modeling is increasingly applied to assess wildfire risk and inform mitigation strategy development. Burn probabilities are typically expressed on a per-pixel basis, calculated as the number of times a pixel burns divided by the number of simulation iterations. Spatial intersection of highly...
Author(s): Matthew P. Thompson, Joe H. Scott, Jeffrey D. Kaiden, Julie W. Gilbertson-Day
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Evaluation is a crucial component for model credibility and acceptance by researchers and resource managers. The nature and characteristics of free-burning wildland fires pose challenges to acquiring the kind of quality data necessary for adequate fire behavior model evaluation. As a result, in some circles it has led to a research...
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander, Miguel G. Cruz
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Increased wildfire activity (e.g. number of starts, area burned, fire behaviour) across the western United States in recent decades has heightened interest in resolving climate-fire relationships. Macroscale climate-fire relationships were examined in forested and non-forested lands for eight Geographic Area Coordination Centers in...
Author(s): John T. Abatzoglou, Crystal A. Kolden
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) is a software module that records wildland fuel characteristics and calculates potential fire behavior and hazard potentials based on input environmental variables. The FCCS 3.0 is housed within the Integrated Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (Joint Fire Science Program...
Author(s): Susan J. Prichard, David V. Sandberg, Roger D. Ottmar, Ellen Eberhardt, Anne Andreu, Paige C. Eagle, Kjell Swedin
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The following three descriptors are used to characterize flaming combustion: 1) Flame height is the vertical distance from the base to the tip of the flames. 2) Flame length is the actual length of the flames from the tip to the midpoint of the flame footprint. Under no-wind conditions on flat ground, flame length equals flame...
Author(s): Dale D. Wade
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Wildland fire is an episodic process that greatly influences the composition, structure, and developmental sequence of forests. Most news reports of wildland fire involves blazes fueled by slash, standing dead stems, and snags that reach into tree crowns and burn deeply into the forest floor, causing extensive tree mortality and the...
Author(s): Kevin T. Smith
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings

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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).