Science & Innovation
February 24, 2024
The dead 10-hr fuel moisture value measured in the vicinity of TA-6 is provided in the table and chart below. The 1-hr fuel moisture, which is derived from the 10-hr value using an algorithm developed by the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS), is also provided. The 1-hr fuel moisture is especially important because it can change rapidly and fires usually begin with the ignition of fuels in this category. In Los Alamos, the fuel moisture at which fire will not spread, or the "moisture of extinction," is approximately 25%.