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Fuel moisture extraction data measured to compare chainsaw and handsaw methods

This data publication contains data used in an evaluation of the effects of two common methods to collect fuel moisture content samples between November 2004 and June 2005. A chainsaw or a handheld pruning saw cut 1 inch thick disks from 3 inch lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) posts which were either wet (39 percent moisture content) or dry (15 percent moisture content). The cutting method was randomly assigned to a post and six disks were cut from each of five posts on three days resulting in a total of 90 disks (6 x 5 x 3) for each fuel moisture/cutting method combination for a total of 360 samples. Disks were oven-dried at 95 degrees Celsius in a forced air convection oven to determine oven-dry moisture content. Data include sample wet weight, sample ovendry weight, and calculated moisture content.

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-164 74, -100 74, -100 33, -164 33))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Experiments were performed at the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Riverside, California location. The current range of lodgepole pine is as defined with the bounding coordinates below.
USDA Forest Service, Forest Service Research Data Archive
Contact Name
Weise, David R.
Contact Email
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Program Code
005:059 - Department of Agriculture - Management Activities
Bureau Code
005:96 - Forest Service
Harvested from Forest Service
Harvest Source TitleForest Service
Harvest Source URIhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/rdaoaipmh/o
Last Harvest PerformedFri, 03/16/2018 - 11:24

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U.S. Forest Service