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Title: Measuring soil and tree temperatures during prescribed fires with thermocouple probes
Author: Sackett, Stephen S.; Haase, Sally M.
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-131. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 15 p
Station ID: GTR-PSW-131
Description: Soil and cambium temperatures must be known to ascertain certain effects of prescribed fires on trees. Thermocouple-based systems were devised for measuring soil and cambium temperatures during prescribed fires. The systems, which incorporate both commercially available and custom components, perform three basic functions: data collection, data retrieval, and data translation. Although the systems and procedures for using them were designed for research purposes, they could be adapted for monitoring operational prescribed fires.
Key Words: soil temperature, tree temperature, prescribed fire, thermocouples, dataloggers, Southwestern ponderosa pine, sugar pine, giant sequoia
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Sackett, Stephen S.; Haase, Sally M. 1992. Measuring soil and tree temperatures during prescribed fires with thermocouple probes Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-131. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 15 p.
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