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Title: Where and when to measure forest fire danger

Author: Hayes, G. Lloyd.;

Date: 1944

Source: Journal of Forestry. 42(10): 744-751.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: This article presents the results of a study to determine the place, time, and number of measurements that should be made to obtain dependable ratings of "average-bad" fire conditions without an excessive number of stations or observations. The author concludes that under the conditions prevailing in the Priest River Experimental Forest in northern Idaho a single measurement taken daily at noon at either a valley-bottom or a south-slope station is adequate for the rating of fire danger.

Keywords: fire danger, measurement, fire conditions

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Hayes, G. Lloyd. 1944. Where and when to measure forest fire danger. Journal of Forestry. 42(10): 744-751.


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