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Comparing jack pine slash and forest floor moisture contents and National Fire Danger Rating System predictions.Author(s): Robert M. Loomis; William A. Main
Source: Research Paper NC-189. 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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DescriptionRelations between certain slash and forest floor moisture contents and the applicable estimated time lag fuel moistures of the National Fire Danger Rating System were investigated for 1-year-old jack pine fuel types in northeastern Minnesota and central Lower Michigan. Only approximate estimates of actual fuel moisture are possible fore the relations determined, thus emphasizing the need for on-site measurements when fuel moisture may be critical.
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CitationLoomis, Robert M.; Main, William A. 1980. Comparing jack pine slash and forest floor moisture contents and National Fire Danger Rating System predictions. Research Paper NC-189. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsforest fuels, fire hazard
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