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Anemometer performance at fire-weather stations.Author(s): Donald A. Haines; John S. Frost
Source: Research Paper NC-256. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionA survey of 142 fire-weather stations in the Northeastern United States showed that, although maintenance was generally satisfactory, calibration or testing of anemometers was virtually nonexistent. We tested these anemometers using portable equipment that we designed and found the deviations from true wind speed.
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CitationHaines, Donald A.; Frost, John S. 1984. Anemometer performance at fire-weather stations. Research Paper NC-256. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordswildfire behavior, fire-danger rating
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