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Fuel Moisture Response--Drying Relationships Under Standard And Field Conditions

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Standard drying conditions in the laboratory have been related to the diurnal fluctuations of temperature and humidity to define a standard drying day for forest fuels. The mean equilibrium moisture content of a fuel on a standard drying day is slightly different from the equilibrium moisture content for standard conditions, but the difference is small enough to be negligible. This relationship may be used to compare the moisture change of a specific fuel during a specified time, or the time required to reach a specified moisture content, under field conditions, to the moisture change or time under standard conditions. Forest Sci. 16:121-128.

Keywords: Forest fuels; forest fire hazard; lumber seasoning

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Meteorologist (ESSA, Weather Bureau), Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Exp. Sta., Forest Serv., U.S.

Publication date: 1970-03-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
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    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

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