Document


Title

Heat and water vapor flux in conifer forest litter and duff: a theoretical model
Document Type: Book
Author(s): M. A. Fosberg
Publication Year: 1975

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • coniferous forests
  • duff
  • fire danger rating
  • forest management
  • fuel models
  • fuel moisture
  • heat
  • humidity
  • litter
  • needles
  • soil organic matter
  • soil temperature
  • soils
  • statistical analysis
  • water
  • wildfires
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: August 6, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 26754
Tall Timbers Record Number: 494
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.78:RM-152
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

The model was developed from numerical and analytical solutions of the diffusion forms of the mass continuity equation and the first law of thermodynamics. Analytical solutions provided a functional framework to evaluate nonlinear interactions obtained in the numerical solutions. Dimensional analysis was used to define the relationships between the soil properties used in the model.

Citation:
Fosberg, M. A. 1975. Heat and water vapor flux in conifer forest litter and duff: a theoretical model. Research Paper RM-152. Fort Collins, CO, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.