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Type: Report
Author(s): Robert E. Burgan
Publication Date: 1979

Describes a model for estimating moisture content of live herbs, shrubs, and grasses as part of the 1978 NFDRS. Weather parameters are used to calculate moisture content for annual or perennial herbaceous plants and leaves and twigs of small woody plants. Provides for adjusting moisture profiles by season and climate. Replaces methods described in the 1972 NFDRS.

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Citation: Burgan, Robert E. 1979. Estimating live fuel moisture for the 1978 National Fire Danger Rating System. Research Paper INT-RP-226. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. Ogden, Utah. 16 pp.

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Climate    Fire Behavior    Fuels    Hazard and Risk    Models    Weather
Alaska    California    Eastern    Great Basin    Hawaii    Northern Rockies    Northwest    Rocky Mountain    Southern    Southwest    National
  • fire danger rating
  • fire fuels
  • fuel loading
  • fuel moisture
  • grass fuels
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • live fuels
  • moisture
  • moisture
  • NFDRS - National Fire Danger Rating System
  • plant moisture
  • shrub fuels
Tall Timbers Record Number: 3815Location Status: In-fileAbstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission
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