Where and When to Measure Forest-Fire Danger

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This article presents the results of a study to determine the place, time, and number of measurements that should be made to obtain dependable ratings of "average-bad" fire conditions without an excessive number of stations or observations. The author concludes that under the conditions prevailing in the Priest River Experimental Forest in northern Idaho a single measurement taken daily at noon at either a valley-bottom or a south-slope station is adequate for the rating of fire danger.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Formerly attached to the Division of Forest Protection, Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Missoula, Montana; now in charge of forest-fire research at the Appalachian Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, N. C.

Publication date: October 1, 1944

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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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