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    Author(s): Clive M. Countryman; William A. Dean
    Date: 1979
    Source: General Technical Report PSW-036. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 28 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Description

    This manual standardizes procedures for determining the moisture content of living chaparral for use in a proposed statewide system of monitoring living fuel moisture. The manual includes a comprehensive examination of fuel moisture variations in California chaparral, and describes techniques for sampling these variations. Equipment needed to sample and determine living fuel moisture is discussed. Detailed procedures for collecting living fuel samples and processing the samples for moisture content are provided.

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    Citation

    Countryman, Clive M.; Dean, William A. 1979. Measuring moisture content in living chaparral: a field user''s manual. General Technical Report PSW-036. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 28 p

    Keywords

    Fire management, chaparral, prescribed burning, fuel moisture, living wildland fuels, chamise, manzanita

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