Mortarboard psychrometer
Document Type: Book
Author(s): D. F. Taylor
Publication Year: 1963

Cataloging Information

  • evapotranspiration
  • fine fuels
  • fire danger rating
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel types
  • humidity
  • moisture
  • radiation
  • temperature
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: August 8, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39172
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13806
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.78:SE-5 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text: 'Research has demonstrated that a high correlation exists between the moisture content of fine fuels and the moisture content of the ambient air. The mortarboard psychrometer was developed by the Southern Forest Fire Laboratory to provide a simple, accurate, yet inexpensive means of obtaining wet- and dry-bulb temperature readings to be used in estimating fine fuel moisture. It is one of the results of a series of studies conducted in conjunction with the development of the National Fire Danger Rating System.'

Taylor, D. F. 1963. Mortarboard psychrometer. Research Paper SE - 5. Asheville, NC, USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station.