Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Owen P. Cramer
    Date: 1961
    Source: USDA Forest Service PNW Old Series Research Paper No. 41: 1-17
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (780 KB)


    Successful day-to-day planning of presuppression activities requires accurate prediction of burning index. In the Pacific Northwest, forecasts of burning index are prepared by the fire-control man and are based on predictions of windspeed and fuel moisture. Although fuel moisture is affected by a number of weather elements and is consequently difficult to predict, the fire-control man can make satisfactory forecasts of fuel moisture by using the method described here.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Cramer, Owen P. 1961. Predicting moisture content: fuel moisture indicator sticks in the Pacific Northwest. USDA Forest Service PNW Old Series Research Paper No. 41: 1-17

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page