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Fine fuel moisture measured and estimated in dead Andropogon virginicus in HawaiiAuthor(s): Francis M. Fujioka
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-317. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionFuel moisture estimates generated by the National Fire-Danger Rating System procedure were compared with actual fuel moisture measurements determined from laboratory analysis. Meteorological data required for the NFDRS procedure were collected at two heights to assess the effect of temperature and humidity lapse rates. Standard measurements gave the best results, but use of a xeric hygrometer showed promise of giving reliable fuel moisture estimates by a simple linear regression.
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CitationFujioka, Francis M. 1976. Fine fuel moisture measured and estimated in dead Andropogon virginicus in Hawaii. Res. Note PSW-RN-317. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Keywordsfuel moisture estimation, National Fire Danger Rating System, hygrometrix, xeric hygrometers, sampling
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