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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a607647.pdf


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
      Civil Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE