USGS - science for a changing world

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

  Home About NPWRC Our Science Staff Employment Contacts Common Questions About the Site

Fuel Model Selection for BEHAVE
in Midwestern Oak Savannas


Table 5.  Prescribed fire rate-of-spread (ROS) prediction error for individual and mean predictions.
Fuel model Rate-of-spread prediction error  (ft/mi.)
Mean error Min. error Max. error
1  (Short grass)
     Individual ROS 9.7 -15.4 39.6
     Site ROS 8.6 -1.1 16.9
2  (Timber and grass)
     Individual ROS -2.5* -26.4 7.7
     Site ROS -2.2* -7.5 0.55
3  (Tall grass)
     Individual ROS 20.4 -16.5 88.0
     Site ROS 17.6 3.7 33.2
9  (Hardwood litter)
     Individual ROS -9.7* -36.3 0
     Site ROS -8.7* -22.2* -0.55*
* Negative values indicate rate-of-spread under-prediction, e.g., fire spread faster than predicted.

Click "Back" on your browser to Return to Text

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Saturday, 02-Feb-2013 04:38:49 EST
Sioux Falls, SD [sdww55]