Fuel Bed Characteristics of Sierra Nevada Conifers
A study of fuels in Sierra Nevada conifer forests showed that fuel bed depth and fuel bed weight significantly varied by tree species and developmental stage of the overstory. Specific values for depth and weight of woody, litter, and duff fuels are reported There was a significant positive relationship between fuel bed depth and weight. Estimates of woody fuel weight using the planar intercept method were significantly related to sampled values. These relationships can be used to estimate fuel weights in the field. West. J. Appl. For. 13(3):73-84.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: National Park Service, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Publication date: 1998-07-01
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