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Wind in the forests of southeast Alaska and guides for reducing damage.Author(s): A.S. Harris
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-244. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 63 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionAlaska based on the literature and the author's experience. Storm winds resulting in damage to forest stands are described, and some ecological and management considerations of wind that are of concern to forest managers are reviewed. The author made a general reconnaissance of forest conditions on Prince of Wales Island and adjacent islands based on forest-type maps, aerial photographs, and ground and air checks. Forest conditions associated with blowdown are described and are discussed.
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CitationHarris, A.S. 1999. Wind in the forests of southeast Alaska and guides for reducing damage. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-244. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 63 p
KeywordsWind damage, blowdown, windthrow
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