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Physical characteristics of chamise as a wildland fuelAuthor(s): Clive M. Countryman; Charles W. Philpot
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-66. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 16 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionChamise shrubs in southern California were analyzed for the physical characteristics known to affect fire behavior, such as density, fuel loading, and fuel bed porosity. Considerable variation was found, but results are helpful in developing estimates of chamise fuel characteristics for fire control under field conditions.
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CitationCountryman, Clive M.; Philpot, Charles W. 1970. Physical characteristics of chamise as a wildland fuel. Res. Paper PSW-RP-66. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 16 p
KeywordsAdenostoma fasciculatum, burning characteristics
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