Selecting fire control planning levels by burning index frequencies
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English


  • Forest fires

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Edition Notes

Statementby Arthur R. Pirsko
SeriesMiscellaneous paper / Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station -- no. 55, Miscellaneous paper (Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley, Calif.)) -- no. 55.
ContributionsUnited States. Forest Service. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
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Pagination7 p. :
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Open LibraryOL25594604M

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