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Type: Unpublished Work
Author(s): Eric A. Miller
Publication Date: 2010

A guide produced for RX-310 Introduction to Fire Effects class in Alaska summarizing the properties of moss duff—the primary surface fuel in Alaska’s interior coniferous forests. Eric reviews fuelbed properties of duff, including bulk density, depth, surface area to volume ratio, packing ratio, and fuel load. Illustrations show typical “duff plugs” or soil profiles extracted from the forest floor and their layered composition.

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Link to this document (343 KB; pdf)
Citation: Miller, Eric A. 2010. A review of fuelbed properties of duff in black spruce forests of Interior Alaska. Unpublished BLM - Alaska Fire Service Report. 7 p.

Cataloging Information

  • Alaskan black spruce forest
  • black spruce
  • bulk density
  • duff
  • feathermoss
  • fuel load
  • fuel moisture
  • Hylocomium splendens
  • moss
  • Pleurozium schreberi
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FRAMES Record Number: 25834