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Table 3 Oven-dried preburn fuel moisture values (%) collected on 28 June 1997 at the Magitchlie Creek Experimental Fire study area, Innoko National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, USA. Duff includes both upper and lower duff. Woody fuel moistures were not collected due to lack of woody fuel onsite

From: Observed versus predicted fire behavior in an Alaskan black spruce forest ecosystem: an experimental fire case study

Fuel type Preburn fuel moisture (%)
Tree foliage (needles) 102
Shrubs 87
Lichens 9
Feather moss 15
Duff 70 to 140