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General Technical Report

Title: Measuring moisture content in living chaparral: a field user's manual

Author: Countryman, Clive M.; Dean, William A.

Date: 1979

Source: USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-036, 28 p.

Station ID: GTR-PSW-036

Description: This manual standardizes procedures for determining the moisture content of living chaparral for use in a proposed statewide system of monitoring living fuel moisture. The manual includes a comprehensive examination of fuel moisture variations in California chaparral, and describes techniques for sampling these variations. Equipment needed to sample and determine living fuel moisture is discussed. Detailed procedures for collecting living fuel samples and processing the samples for moisture content are provided.

Key Words: Fire management, chaparral, prescribed burning, fuel moisture; living wildland fuels, chamise, manzanita

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Countryman, Clive M.; Dean, William A.  1979.  Measuring moisture content in living chaparral: a field user's manual  USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-036, 28 p.

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