Accession Number : ADA607647
Title : OPAL Netlogo 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 ; Westervelt, James ; Fulton, Andrew ; Myers, Natalie ; Tweddale, Scott ; Gebhart, Dick ; Busby, Ryan ; Dain-Owens, Anne ; Howard, Heidi
Report Date : 15 Aug 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 64
Abstract : Proper management of military training lands is critical to ensure availability of training lands, and thereby ensure mission readiness. However, installation land management practices often support a broader mission than simply maintaining the land in a condition suitable for training; they also help installations to meet environmental requirements. The Optimal Allocation of Land for Training and Non-Training Uses (OPAL) Program was developed to provide a systematic approach to enable military land managers and trainers to estimate biomass responses to training/management scenarios (training, mowing, and burning). This report documents a field validation of the OPAL model at Fort Riley, KS, and makes recommendations for system improvement.
Descriptors : *LAND USE , *MANAGEMENT , *MILITARY FACILITIES , CALIBRATION , MODELS , SIMULATION , SITES , VALIDATION
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE