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Measuring soil and tree temperatures during prescribed fires with thermocouple probesAuthor(s): Stephen S. Sackett; Sally M. Haase
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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DescriptionSoil 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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CitationSackett, 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
Keywordssoil temperature, tree temperature, prescribed fire, thermocouples, dataloggers, Southwestern ponderosa pine, sugar pine, giant sequoia
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