pyFGEwww (Ver 0.2)
Québec Model


(trees ha-1):
dbh (cm):
Top height (m):

Weibull Parameters
shape (k):
scale (λ):

This is an online Version of the ForestGALES model written in python.

The programming code as well as the model calculations are still under development. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure reliable performance of the computer code and the model itself, no guarantee is given for correct estimates.

The original model was developed by the Stability team at the Northern Research Station.

Gardiner B, Byrne K, Hale S, Kamimura K, Mitchell SJ, Peltola H, and Ruel JC, 2008: Review of Mechanistic Modelling of Wind Damage Risk to Forests. Forestry, 81:447-463.

Gardiner B, Suárez J, Achim A, Hale S, and Nicoll BC, 2004: ForestGALES. A PC-based wind risk model for British forests. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Gardiner B, Peltola H, and Kellomäki S, 2000: Comparison of two models for predicting the critical wind speeds required to damage coniferous trees. Ecological Modelling, 129:1-23. 18/04/2014