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MTCLIM: a mountain microclimate simulation model

Publications Posted on: January 05, 2012
A model for calculating daily microclimate conditions in mountainous terrain is presented. Daily air temperature, shortwave radiation, relative humidity, and precipitation are extrapolated form data measured at National Weather Service stations. The model equations are given and the paper describes how to execute the model. Model outputs are compared with observed data from several mountain sites.

Weather summaries for Coram Experimental Forest, northwestern Montana-an International Biosphere Reserve

Publications Posted on: December 07, 2011
Presents weather data summaries (1934-82) for most of the weather stations within the Coram Experimental Forest (a Biosphere Reserve) in northwestern Montana and for three stations adjacent to the Forest. These data aid in the interpretation of silvicultural and other biological research, particularly the relationships of climatological variations to forest growth and productivity.

Influence of logging and weather on elk distribution in western Montana

Publications Posted on: May 05, 2011
Reports and evaluates the significance of weather conditions and logging activities on elk distribution. Recommendations for reducing the effects of disturbance on elk are presented.

Fire behavior, fuel treatments, and fire suppression on the Hayman Fire - Part 1: Fire weather, meteorology, and climate

Publications Posted on: September 27, 2007
The Hayman Fire in June 2002 was heavily influenced by antecedent regional weather conditions, culminating in a series of daily weather events that aligned to produce widely varying fire behavior.

Preliminary results of fire behavior in maquis fuels under varying weather and slope conditions in turkey

Publications Posted on: September 18, 2007
The prediction of fire behavior is of vital importance to all fire management planning and decisionmaking processes including fire prevention, presuppression planning, and fire use. The effect of slope on fire behavior is well acknowledged, yet its effect on fire behavior is not well accounted for.

Post-fledging survival of Northern Goshawks: the importance of prey abundance, weather, and dispersal

Publications Posted on: July 06, 2006
Effective wildlife conservation strategies require an understanding of how fluctuating environmental conditions affect sensitive life stages. As part of a long-term study, we examined post-fledging and post-independence survival of 89 radio-marked juvenile Northern Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) produced from 48 nests in northern Arizona, USA, during 1998–2001.