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A simple index for assessing fuel moisture content

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


Assessing fuel moisture content to within a reasonable degree of accuracy is an important part of wildland fire management. In this paper we introduce a fuel moisture index that provides a simple and intuitive method for assessing fuel moisture content. The method can be quickly and easily applied in a field setting to provide a dimensionless measure of fuel moisture content. We compare the index with predictions from several models for fuel moisture content and conclude that it provides an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Modelling and Software
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2008.10.012


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