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Weather and Forest Fire Hazard with Special Reference to the Upper Altitudinal Spruce-Balsam Fir Region of Northern New York

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With the alinement chart 3 presented herein, local forest officers can estimate from data obtained from a sling psychrometer current duff moisture content and degree of inflammahility. When used in connection with daily weather forecasts, such fuel moisture-inflammability estimates enable one to predict the degree of future forest fire hazard. Besides showing that a definite relationship exists between weather and forest fire hazard, the present investigation has disclosed that in the upper altitudinal spruce-balsam fir region in the Northeast almost complete protection against the drying out of the inflammable materials on the forest floor is given by the evergreen crowns themselves.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Silviculturist, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station In coöperation with The Conservation Department, State of New York and Finch, Pruyn and Company, Inc.

Publication date: January 1, 1934

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