I am adding in a mixed severity fire transition that will move my state class to the next lowest size and density class and am unsure how to approach the age reset. My state class has an age range of 71-110 years and the destination state has an age range of 41-70 years. If I choose AGE RESET = yes, what will the age reset to? If I choose AGE RESET = no, can the pixel with an age > 70 transition into this class with a younger age range? Thanks!
Basically, If Age Reset is set to ‘Yes’ then the age of the simulation cell is reset to the minimum age of the destination state class after a transition occurs. In your case, that would be 41 years. If Age Reset is set to ‘No’ then the age will be set to the nearest value to the current age of the cell that still satisfies the age constraints of the destination state class. In your case, the age would be set to 70 years. Note that you could use Age Reset in combination with Age Shift. For example if you set Age Reset to ‘No’ and Age Shift to -40 a cell that was age 90 before the transition would be Age 50 after the transition. If you set Age Reset to ‘Yes’ and Age Shift to 10, a cell that was any age before the transition would be 51 (41+10) after the transition.