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Wildland fire: Impacts on forest, woodland, and grassland ecological processes [Chapter 3]

Publications Posted on: September 10, 2019
Fire is a natural disturbance that occurs in most terrestrial ecosystems. It is also a tool that has been used by humans to manage a wide range of natural ecosystems worldwide. Wildland fire covers a spectrum from low severity, localized prescribed fires, to landscape-level high severity wildfires.

Relationships between satellite-based spectral burned ratios and terrestrial laser scanning

Publications Posted on: May 30, 2019
Three-dimensional point data acquired by Terrestrial Lidar Scanning (TLS) is used as ground observation in comparisons with fire severity indices computed from Landsat satellite multi-temporal images through Google Earth Engine (GEE). Forest fires are measured by the extent and severity of fire.

Scaling nonreactive cross flow over a heated plate to simulate forest fires

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2018
The paper reports visualization of the flow of smoke over a flat surface inside of a low-speed wind tunnel. A heating plate flush mounted on the wind tunnel floor simulated a spreading line fire that produces uniform heat flux under constant wind speed condition.

Yes folks, that was a forest fire

Documents and Media Posted on: October 03, 2018
There's no mistake about it, fires have been burning all week on a mountain above Coram. But if there seems to be little concern among forest officials, it may be because U.S. Forest Service employes set them. Document Type: Other Documents

After the burn: Assessing and managing your forestland after a wildfire

Documents and Media Posted on: October 03, 2018
Fire in the forest. Though a natural part of the ecosystems of the Inland Northwest, it is one of the most feared, fought, and controversial components of our physical environment. Encompassing a large portion of the interior western United States, the landscapes of this region were born of volcanic eruptions, molded by glaciers and floods, and refined by frequent wildfires.Document Type: Other Documents

Fire ecology of the forest habitat types of eastern Idaho and western Wyoming

Publications Posted on: April 17, 2017
Provides information on fire as an ecological factor in the forest habitat types occurring in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming. Identifies Fire Groups based on fire's role in forest succession. Describes forest fuels and suggests considerations for fire management.

Rapid-response tools and datasets for post-fire remediation: Linking remote sensing and process-based hydrological models

Publications Posted on: January 06, 2017
Post-wildfire flooding and erosion can threaten lives, property and natural resources. Increased peak flows and sediment delivery due to the loss of surface vegetation cover and fire-induced changes in soil properties are of great concern to public safety. Burn severity maps derived from remote sensing data reflect fire-induced changes in vegetative cover and soil properties.

Valuing morbidity effects of wildfire smoke exposure from the 2007 Southern California wildfires

Publications Posted on: October 07, 2016
This study estimated the economic costs associated with morbidity from the wildfires that occurred in 2007 in southern California. We used the excess number of hospital admissions and emergency department visits to quantify the morbidity effects and used medical costs to estimate the economic impact.

The Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
The Fire and Fuels Extension (FFE) to the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) simulates fuel dynamics and potential fire behaviour over time, in the context of stand development and management. Existing models of fire behavior and fire effects were added to FVS to form this extension. New submodels representing snag and fuel dynamics were created to complete the linkages. This report contains four chapters.

A review of the Forest Service Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) network

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
The RAWS network and RAWS data-use systems are closely reviewed and summarized in this report. RAWS is an active program created by the many land-management agencies that share a common need for accurate and timely weather data from remote locations for vital operational and program decisions specific to wildland and prescribed fires.