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Predicting moisture content: fuel moisture indicator sticks in the Pacific Northwest.Author(s): Owen P. Cramer
Source: USDA Forest Service PNW Old Series Research Paper No. 41: 1-17
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionSuccessful 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.
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CitationCramer, 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
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