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Table 5 Percent variance explained and percent root mean square error (%RMSE) of random forest (RF) models predicting percent recovery of the Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR) nine years post fire from NBR variables alone; NBR and post-fire climate variables; and NBR, post-fire climate, and topographic variables

From: Examining post-fire vegetation recovery with Landsat time series analysis in three western North American forest types

 Percent variance explained (%RMSE)
Explanatory variablesPonderosa pineMixed coniferConifer−oak−chaparral
Pre-fire NBR, dNBR6 (57)6 (64)2 (36)
Pre-fire NBR, dNBR, post-fire climate47 (43)38 (51)32 (29)
Pre-fire NBR, dNBR, post-fire climate, topographic50 (41)40 (51)38 (29)