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Research Paper

Title: Physical characteristics of chamise as a wildland fuel

Author: Countryman, Clive M.; Philpot, Charles W.

Date: 1970

Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-66. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 16 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-066

Description: Chamise shrubs in southern California were analyzed for the physical characteristics known to affect fire behavior, such as density, fuel loading, and fuel bed porosity. Considerable variation was found, but results are helpful in developing estimates of chamise fuel characteristics for fire control under field conditions.

Key Words: Adenostoma fasciculatum; burning characteristics

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Countryman, Clive M.; Philpot, Charles W.   1970.  Physical characteristics of chamise as a wildland fuel  Res. Paper PSW-RP-66. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 16 p.

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