Fuel Moisture Response--Drying Relationships Under Standard And Field Conditions
Authors: Fosberg, Michael A.; Lancaster, James W.; Schroeder, Mark J.
Source: Forest Science, Volume 16, Number 1, 1 March 1970 , pp. 121-128(8)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract: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.
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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