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Climate class adjustments improve accuracy of predicted fuel moisture stick values

Michael G Harrington

Climate class adjustments improve accuracy of predicted fuel moisture stick values

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Published by USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station in [Fort Collins, Colo.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fireproofing of wood,
  • Wood -- Moisture -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael G. Harrington
    SeriesResearch note RM -- 431
    ContributionsRocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination4 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13607400M


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Climate class adjustments improve accuracy of predicted fuel moisture stick values. [Fort Collins, Colo.]: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

stick moisture content should be particularly per-tinent to the national fire danger study (Keetch ). The estimating equations for slat moisture content described in this paper are the basis for the fine-fuel moisture tables in the national fire danger rating system, developed by the U.S.

Forest Service for Service-wide use. Climate class adjustments improve accuracy of predicted fuel moisture stick values / By Michael G.

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