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Estimating the fuel moisture content of indicator sticks from selected weather variablesAuthor(s): Theodore G. Storey
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-26. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 14 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionEquations were developed to predict the fuel moisture content of indicator sticks from the controlling weather variables. Moisture content of ⅛-inch thick basswood slats used in the South and East could be determined with about equal precision by equation in the critical low moisture range or by weighing at fire danger stations. The most useful equation developed included three variables: dry bulb temperature, dew point temperature, and dew point depression. The moisture content of ½-inch dowels used in the West could not be estimated by equation as precisely as slats, possibly because their greater thickness made them slower to respond to weather changes.
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CitationStorey, Theodore G. 1965. Estimating the fuel moisture content of indicator sticks from selected weather variables. Res. Paper PSW-RP-26. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 14 p
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