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Table 2 Mean fuel loads (Mg ha−1 and SD in parentheses) on measured plots and as modeled by LANDFIRE-FCCS and LANDFIRE-FLM. Asterisks indicate statistically significant difference relative to measured loading data at the P < 0.05 significance level.

From: A Case Study Comparison of LANDFIRE Fuel Loading and Emissions Generation on a Mixed Conifer Forest in Northern Idaho, USA

  Mean plot loading
Fuel Measured LANDFIRE-FCCS LANDFIRE-FLM
Duff 10.55 (10.20) 31.89 (17.80)* 7.76 (12.19)
Litter 5.86 (4.13) 4.199 (1.37)* 3.66 (3.40)*
1 h 0.65 (0.47) 0.81 (0.46) 0.50 (0.32)*
10 h 2.57 (2.19) 1.85 (1.11)* 1.65 (1.13)*
100 h 4.98 (5.20) 2.47 (3.41)* 1.94 (1.66)*
CWD 20.087 (23.33) 18.45 (16.38) 2.75 (4.04)*
Herb 0.46 (0.28) 0.68 (0.76)* 0.73 (0.76)*
Shrub 1.179 (3.08) 1.36 (1.51) 3.65 (10.60)
Total fuel 46.26 (32.49) 61.63 (34.81)* 22.64 (21.16)*