# Non-Spatial Initial Conditions

The **Non-Spatial** Initial Conditions Property specifies the total landscape area, the number of simulation cells and the distribution of relative area in each State Class, Stratum and Age range combination at the start of the simulation.

The optional **Calculate from distribution** checkbox sets the model to use the Relative Amount field from the Distribution table to define how many cells should be set for each record in that table. In this case the number of simulation cells will be calculated as the sum of the Relative Amount.

The fields for the distribution portion of the Initial Conditions property are:

### Iteration (optional)

The Iteration for which the initial condition record applies.

### Primary Stratum

The Primary Stratum for which the initial condition record applies.

### Secondary Stratum (optional)

The Secondary Stratum for which the initial condition record applies.

### Tertiary Stratum (optional)

The Tertiary Stratum for which the initial condition record applies.

### State Class

The State Class for which the initial condition record applies.

### Age Min (optional)

The minimum age for which the initial condition record applies. Ages will be randomized between Age Min and Age Max for this record.

### Age Max (optional)

The maximum age for which the initial condition record applies. Ages will be randomized between Age Min and Age Max for this record.

### Relative Amount

The relative area assigned to the Stratum-State Class combination. This can be expressed as an absolute area (e.g. acres), or alternatively as a relative area (e.g. proportion or percent of entire landscape).