Accession Number : ADA607639


Title :   OPAL Land Condition Model


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : Koch, Daniel ; Tweddale, Scott ; Westervelt, James ; Myers, Natalie ; Howard, Heidi


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a607639.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : This report provides user and programmer information supporting the Optimal Programming of Army Lands (OPAL) model, which was designed for use by trainers, Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) coordinators, and land rehabilitation offices. The model provides an environment for testing how different combinations of training schedules, haying and burning schedules, and weather affects the quality of the lands vegetation, which provides training realism and erosion protection.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *EROSION , *LAND AREAS , COMBUSTION , ENVIRONMENTS , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , MILITARY TRAINING , PROTECTION , REHABILITATION , REPORTS , TRAINING MANAGEMENT , USER NEEDS , WEATHER


Subject Categories : Geography
      Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE