Testing the Model

  • Stephen R. Kessell
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)


An important part of the process of judging the utility and effectiveness of the gradient modeling package is quantitative testing of its various components. Because the model is a system in which inventory errors could cause errors in vegetation and fuel prediction, which in turn would affect fire behavior predictions, its four major components have been tested individually; these include site characteristics, vegetation, fuel, and fire behavior.


Spread Rate Fire Behavior Index Point Gradient Index Gradient Model 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen R. Kessell
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  1. 1.Gradient Modeling, Inc.MissoulaUSA

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