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Title

A method of computing fine fuel moisture content throughout the diurnal cycle
Document Type: Book
Author(s): C. E. Van Wagner
Publication Year: 1977

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Canada
  • droughts
  • fine fuels
  • fire danger rating
  • fuel management
  • fuel moisture
  • humidity
  • litter
  • moisture
  • Ontario
  • pine forests
  • Pinus banksiana
  • statistical analysis
  • temperature
  • weather observations
  • wind
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39061
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13688
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN DOCS Information Reports PS-X-69 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

A method is presented for computing fine fuel moisture content at hourly intervals around the clock. It is derived from the standard daily Fine Fuel Moisture Code used in the Canadian system of forest fire danger rating. It produces diurnal cycles of fuel moisture content that match the behavior of real pine litter fairly well. It also progresses from day to day at rates similar to the standard Fine Fuel Moisture Code. Equations are included, and possible applications discussed.

Citation:
Van Wagner, C. E. 1977. A method of computing fine fuel moisture content throughout the diurnal cycle. Information Report PS-X-69. Chalk River, Ontario, Canadian Forestry Service, Petawawa Forest Experiment Station.