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    Author(s): Donald Long; B. John (Jack) Losensky; Donald Bedunah
    Date: 2006
    Source: In: Rollins, Matthew G.; Frame, Christine K., tech. eds. 2006. The LANDFIRE Prototype Project: nationally consistent and locally relevant geospatial data for wildland fire management Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-175. Fort Collins: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 217-276
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    One of the main objectives of the Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools Prototype Project, or LANDFIRE Prototype Project, was to determine departure of current vegetation conditions from the range and variation of conditions that existed during the historical era identified in the LANDFIRE guidelines as 1600-1900 A.D. (Keane and Rollins, Ch. 3). In order to approximate this range and variation, we simulated a series of historical vegetation conditions using the landscape succession model LANDSUMv4, the fourth version of the LANDSUM model, developed specifically for the LANDFIRE Project (Keane and Rollins, Ch. 3).

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    Long, Donald; Losensky, B. John (Jack); Bedunah, Donald. 2006. Chapter 9 - Vegetation succession modeling for the LANDFIRE Prototype Project. In: Rollins, Matthew G.; Frame, Christine K., tech. eds. 2006. The LANDFIRE Prototype Project: nationally consistent and locally relevant geospatial data for wildland fire management Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-175. Fort Collins: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 217-276

    Keywords

    mapping wildland fuel, mapping fire regimes, Geographic Information Systems, GIS, remote sensing, fire ecology, fire behavior, wildland fire management

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