Fuel model selection for BEHAVE in midwestern oak savannas

Northern Journal of Applied Forestry
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BEHAVE, a fire behavior prediction system, can be a useful tool for managing areas with prescribed fire. However, the proper choice of fuel models can be critical in developing management scenarios. BEHAVE predictions were evaluated using four standardized fuel models that partially described oak savanna fuel conditions: Fuel Model 1 (Short Grass), 2 (Timber and Grass), 3 (Tall Grass), and 9 (Hardwood Litter). Although all four models yielded regressions with R2 in excess of 0.8, Fuel Model 2 produced the most reliable fire behavior predictions.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Fuel model selection for BEHAVE in midwestern oak savannas
Series title Northern Journal of Applied Forestry
DOI 10.1093/njaf/18.3.74
Volume 18
Issue 3
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher Society of American Foresters
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 7 p.
First page 74
Last page 80
Country United States
State Missouri
Other Geospatial Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Knob Noster State Park, Meramec State Park, Peck Ranch Conservation Area, Taum Sauk State Park, P-Highway, University State Forest
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