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Title: Measuring moisture content in living chaparral: a field user's manual
Author: Countryman, Clive M.; Dean, William A.;
Source: General Technical Report PSW-036. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 28 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Description: This manual standardizes procedures for determining the moisture content of living chaparral for use in a proposed statewide system of monitoring living fuel moisture. The manual includes a comprehensive examination of fuel moisture variations in California chaparral, and describes techniques for sampling these variations. Equipment needed to sample and determine living fuel moisture is discussed. Detailed procedures for collecting living fuel samples and processing the samples for moisture content are provided.
Keywords: Fire management, chaparral, prescribed burning, fuel moisture, living wildland fuels, chamise, manzanita
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Countryman, Clive M.; Dean, William A. 1979. Measuring moisture content in living chaparral: a field user''s manual. General Technical Report PSW-036. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 28 p
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