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Table 2 Model results for the regression of Markleeville remote automated weather station (RAWS) variables to estimate Baron RAWS prior to August 2011 when Baron RAWS became operational, as part of our study assessing the patterns of potential prescribed burning feasibility in the Lake Tahoe Basin, USA, from 1999 to 2019. Baron RAWS relative humidity (%), 10-hour fuel moisture (%), and wind gust speeds (km hr−1) were estimated by simple regression of these variables from Markleeville RAWS in order to obtain weather data from 1 January 1999 to 31 July 2011. Baron RAWS recorded observations were used from 1 August 2011 to December 2019 to provide a complete dataset for the entire study period (1999 to 2019). These data were used to determine if each day was within burn plan prescription criteria. Baron RAWS is located within the Lake Tahoe Basin, in Meyers, California, approximately 10 km south of Lake Tahoe. Markleeville RAWS is sited in Markleeville, California, approximately 35 km south southeast of Lake Tahoe. Model Adj. R2train and Adj. R2valid are coefficients of determination for training (1 January 2012 to 31 December 2015) and validation (1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019), respectively. Validation R is the Pearson correlation coefficient between the modeled and the observed validation data (P ≤ 0.001 for all regressions)

From: Retrospective analysis of burn windows for fire and fuels management: an example from the Lake Tahoe Basin, California, USA

Variable Adj. R2train Adj. R2valid Validation R
Relative humidity (%) 0.782 0.795 0.89
10-hour fuel moisture (%) 0.691 0.753 0.87
Wind gust speed (km hr−1) 0.725 0.700 0.84