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Statistical Analysis of Fire Weather Station Distribution

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Abstract:

Forest fire danger rating is an important subject to most federal and many state forest protection agencies. It is relatively new and is being rapidly revised and improved. In this development stage one of the first problems of practical application is to determine the number of fire weather observing stations that are necessary for a given precision in measuring the weather factors. The article describes a statistical study of the variation among fire weather observing stations to determine the relative precision obtained from various numbers of stations per ranger district in Oregon and Washington.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station

Publication date: April 1, 1940

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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