Category:Fuel Moisture Content

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Fuel Moisture Content - The amount of water present in fuel generally expressed as a percentage of the substance's weight when thoroughly dried at 100 degrees Celsius (C).

(CIFFC Glossary of Forest Fire Management Terms)

'For most fuels, no computational procedure yet developed is adequate to estimate their moisture content. Direct sampling of fuels is the best alternative. Regardless of the purpose of fuel moisture sampling, a standard procedure for collecting, processing, calculating and reporting the moisture content is necessary.' (Pollet and Brown 2007, p.1)

Forest fuel moisture content can be measured and/or estimated in a number of ways. The method implemented will be determined by the scope of the research project, equipment available and the fuel component(s) under study.


Development and Structure of the CFFDRS. Information Report ST-X-3

Pollet, Jolie and Brown, Annie 2007. Fuel Moisture Sampling Guide. Bureau of Land Management.

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