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An assessment of three measures of long-term moisture deficiency before critical fire periods.Author(s): Donald A. Haines; Von J. Johnson; William A. Main
Source: Research Paper NC-131. 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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DescriptionValues of the Palmer Drought Index, the Keetch-Byram Drought Index, and a Buildup Index are calculated for 26 critical fires situations in the north-central and north-eastern states. The paper examines the response characteristics of these indexes, representative of different moisture regimes, relative to fire danger.
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CitationHaines, Donald A.; Johnson, Von J.; Main, William A. 1976. An assessment of three measures of long-term moisture deficiency before critical fire periods. Research Paper NC-131. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
KeywordsPalmer Drought Index, Keetch-Byram Drought Index, drought, fire-danger, fuel moisture
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