Weather and Forest Fire Hazard with Special Reference to the Upper Altitudinal Spruce-Balsam Fir Region of Northern New York
Author: Stickel, Paul W.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 32, Number 1, 1 January 1934 , pp. 76-79(4)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract: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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