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Fuel model selection for BEHAVE in midwestern oak savannas

Northern Journal of Applied Forestry

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Abstract

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
Volume
18
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Description:
p. 74-80
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Northern Journal of Applied Forestry
First page:
74
Last page:
80