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    Author(s): Stephen S. Sackett; Sally M. Haase
    Date: 1992
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-131. Berkeley, Calif.: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 15 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Soil and cambium temperatures must be known to ascertain certain effects of prescribed fires on trees. Thermocouple-based systems were devised for measuring soil and cambium temperatures during prescribed fires. The systems, which incorporate both commercially available and custom components, perform three basic functions: data collection, data retrieval, and data translation. Although the systems and procedures for using them were designed for research purposes, they could be adapted for monitoring operational prescribed fires.

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    Sackett, Stephen S.; Haase, Sally M. 1992. Measuring soil and tree temperatures during prescribed fires with thermocouple probes. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-131. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 15 p


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    soil temperature, tree temperature, prescribed fire, thermocouples, dataloggers, Southwestern ponderosa pine, sugar pine, giant sequoia

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