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Title: Recording dew gage

Author: Lloyd, Merle G.;

Date: 1963

Source: Fire Control Notes. 24: 42-44.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The instrument developed by Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station to record duration and amount of dew (fig. 1) consists of an expanded polystyrene block mounted on a balance, a clock-driven drum, and a pen geared from the balance to the drum. Changes in weight of the expanded polystyrene block as dew or rain is deposited are recorded on a chart mounted on the drum. This record shows the amount and time of dew formation and dissipation. The instrument also records time and amount of rainfall.

Keywords: dew gage, wind velocity, duff moisture, dew moisture

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Lloyd, Merle G. 1963. Recording dew gage. Fire Control Notes. 24: 42-44.


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