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Determining the moisture content of some dead forest fuels using a microwave oven

Author(s): Rodney A. Norum, William C. Fischer
Year Published: 1980
Description:

This note describes tests conducted to evaluate performance of a standard kitchen-type microwave oven for determining moisture content of dead woody fuels. Procedures are suggested for using the microwave oven to obtain fuel moisture information. Examples are also provided of field use.

Citation: Norum, Rodney A.; Fischer, William C. 1980. Determining the moisture content of some dead forest fuels using a microwave oven. Res. Note INT-RN-277. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.
Topic(s): Fuels Inventory & Monitoring, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 11926
FRAMES RCS number: 14020
Record updated: May 24, 2018