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Estimating Moisture Content in Litter

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Moisture in the litter layer of the forest floor varies in time and space in a highly complex manner. Current systems for predicting, or methods for estimating, litter moisture do not account for this inherent variation. A leaf or needle-bending test may have merit for estimating site-specific, real-time litter moisture in preparation for prescribed burning.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Retired, USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Fire Science Work Unit, Southern Forest Fire Laboratory, Macon, Georgia 31020

Publication date: 1984-11-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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