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Fuel model selection for BEHAVE in midwestern oak savannas

January 1, 2001

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2001
Title Fuel model selection for BEHAVE in midwestern oak savannas
DOI 10.1093/njaf/18.3.74
Authors K.W. Grabner, J.P. Dwyer, B.E. Cutter
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Northern Journal of Applied Forestry
Index ID 1001770
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center