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Pimont, F. , Dupuy JL, Linn R, Sauer J. (submitted 8/2014), “A specific large-scale pressure gradient forcing for computation of realistic 3D wind fields over a canopy at stand scale”, Boundary Layer Meteorology.

Hoffman, C. M.; Ziegler, J.; Canfield, J.; Linn, R. R.; Sieg, C. H.; Pimont, F. 2015. Evaluating crown fire rate of spread predictions from physics-based models. Fire Technology. doi: 10.1007/s10694-015-0500-3.

Hoffman, Chad M.; Linn, Rodman; Parsons, Russell; Sieg, Carolyn; Winterkamp, Judith. 2015. Modeling spatial and temporal dynamics of wind flow and potential fire behavior following a mountain pine beetle outbreak in a lodgepole pine forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 204: 79-93.

Canfield, J. M.; Linn, R. R.; Sauer, J. A.; Finney, M.; Forthofer, J. 2014. A numerical investigation of the interplay between fireline length, geometry, and rate of spread. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 189-190: 48-49.

Linn, Rodman R.; Sieg, Carolyn H.; Hoffman, Chad M.; Winterkamp, Judith L.; McMillin, Joel D. 2013. Modeling wind fields and fire propagation following bark beetle outbreaks in spatially-heterogeneous pinyon-juniper woodland fuel complexes. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 173: 139-173.

Vega J.A., Jiménez E., Dupuy JL., Linn R.R. (2012). "Seeking opportunities for backfire use in shrubland wildfire fighting in NW Spain." International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Linn, Rodman; Anderson, Kerry; Winterkamp, Judith; Broos, Alyssa; Wotton, Michael; Dupuy, Jean-Luc; Pimont, Francois; Edminster, Carleton. 2012. Incorporating field wind data into FIRETEC simulations of the International Crown Fire Modeling Experiment (ICFME): preliminary lessons learned. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 42: 879-898.

Pimont F., Dupuy J-L. Linn R.R. (2012). "Coupled slope and wind effects on fire spread with influences of fire size: a numerical study using FIRETEC." International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Marino E., Dupuy JL., Pimont F., Guijarro M., Hernando C., Linn R. (2012). "Fuel bulk density and fuel moisture content effects on fire rate of spread: a comparison between FIRETEC model predictions and experimental results in shrub fuels." Journal of Fire Sciences.

Linn, R. R.; Canfield, J. M.; Cunningham, P.; Edminster, C.; Dupuy, J.-L.; Pimont, F. 2012. Using periodic line fires to gain a new perspective on multi-dimensional aspects of forward fire spread. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 157: 60-76.

Koo, Eunmo; Linn, Rodman R.; Pagni, Patrick J.; Edminster, Carleton B. 2012. Modeling firebrand transport in wildfires using HIGRAD/FIRETEC. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 21: 396-417.

Dupuy J.-L., Linn R. R., Konovalov V., Pimont F., Vega J. A., Jiménez E (2011). "Exploring three-dimensional coupled fire-atmosphere interactions downwind of wind-driven surface fires and their influence on backfires using the HIGRAD-FIRETEC model." International Journal of Wildland Fire 20(6): 734-750.

Cassagne N, Pimont F, Dupuy JL, Linn RR, Marels A, Olivieri C, Rigolot R., (2011). "Using a fire propagation model to assess the efficiency of prescribed burning in reducing the fire hazard." Ecological Modelling 222(8): 1502-1514.

Pimont F., Dupuy J.L, Linn R.R. (2011). "Impacts of fuel-break structure on wind-flows and fire propagation simulated with FIRETEC." Annals of Forest Science 68(3): 523-530.

Linn, Rodman R.; Winterkamp, Judith L.; Weise, David R.; Edminster, Carleton. 2010. A numerical study of slope and fuel structure effects on coupled wildfire behaviour. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 19: 179-201.

Clark, M. M.; Fletcher, T. H.; Linn, R. R. 2010. A Sub-Grid, Mixture-Fraction-Based Thermodynamic Equilibrium Model for Gas Phase Combustion in FIRETEC: Development and Results. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 19, 202-212.

Pimont F., Dupuy J-L., Linn R.R. and Dupont S. (2009). "Validation of FIRETEC wind-flows over a canopy and a fuel-break." International Journal of Wildland Fire 18(7): 775-790.

Colman, J.J. and Linn R.R. (2007). Separating combustion from pyrolysis in HIGRAD/FIRETEC. International Journal of Wildland Fire 16(4): 493-502.

Linn, Rodman; Winterkamp, Judith; Edminster, Carleton; Colman, Jonah J.; Smith, William S. 2007. Coupled influences of topography and wind on wildland fire behaviour. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 16: 183-195.

Cunningham, P. and Linn R.R. (2007). "Numerical simulations of grass fires using a coupled atmosphere-fire model: Dynamics of fire spread." Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 112(D5).

Pimont, F., Linn, R.R., Dupuy, J-L., Morvan, D. (2006). "Effects of vegetation description parameters on forest fire behavior with FIRETEC." Forest Ecology and Management 234S(S120).

Linn, R. R., Cunningham, P. (2005). "Numerical simulations of grass fires using a coupled atmosphere-fire model: basic fire behavior and dependence on wind speed." Journal of Geophysical Research-Part D-Atmospheres 110(D13).

Linn, R. R., J. Winterkamp, J. Colman, C. Edminster. (2005). "Modeling interactions between fire and atmosphere in discrete element fuel beds." International Journal of Wildland Fire 14(1): 37-48.

Cunningham, Philip; Goodrick, Scott L.; Hussaini, M. Yousuff; Linn, Rodman R. 2005. Coherent vertical structures in numerical simulations of buoyant plumes from wildland fires. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 14, 61-75.

Linn, R.R., Reisner, J. Colman J., Winterkamp J., (2002). "Studying wildfire behavior using FIRETEC." International Journal of Wildland Fire 11(3-4): 233-246.

Berk, R., Bickel P.,. Campbell K, Fovell R., Keller-McNulty S., Kelly E., Linn R., Park B., Perelson A., Rouphail N., Sacks J., Schoenberg F. (2002). "Workshop on Statistical Approaches for the Evaluation of Complex Computer Models." Statistical Science 17(2): 173-192.

Hanson H.P., Bradley M.M., Bossert J.E., Linn R. R., Younker L.W. (2000). "The potential and promise of physics-based wildfire simulation." Environmental Science & Policy 3(4): 161-172.

Reisner, J., S. Wynne, L. Margolin, Linn R.. (2000). "Coupled atmospheric-fire modeling employing the method of averages." Monthly Weather Review 128(10): 3683-3691.