Canadian Forest Service Publications

Prediction of duff moisture distribution for prescribed burning. 1970. Muraro, S.J.; Lawson, B.D. Government of Canada, Department of Fisheries and Forestry, Forest Research Laboratory, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-046.

Year: 1970

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 26479

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

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Abstract

Field measurements, of moisture distribution in organic layers under mature stands and in exposed slash areas, and the effect of additional precipitation are presented and discussed. Implications of the moisture distribution to control of prescribed fires and their relation to the Stored Moisture Index and the Drought Code of the Forest Fire Behaviour system are presented in the form of guidelines for initiating the annual prescribed burning program.