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A simple method for assessing fuel moisture content and fire danger rating

Sharples, J.J.; McRae, R.H.D.; Weber, R.O.; Gill, A Malcom


The flammability of wildland vegetation is strongly dependent upon the moisture content of fine dead fuels. Consequently, assessing the moisture content of these fuels to within a reasonable degree of accuracy is an important part of wildland fire management. Estimates of fine fuel moisture content can also be combined with information on wind speed, vegetation type and drought effects to provide a measure of fire potential or fire danger rating. For example, the moisture content of eucalypt...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Conference paper
Source: 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 Proceedings International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Cairns, Australia from 13–17 July 2009


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