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Table 3 Mean fuel consumption (Mg ha−1 with SD in parentheses) under fixed environmental conditions or measured plots, and as modeled by LANDFIRE-FCCS and LANDFIRE-FLM, using FOFEM and Consume. Asterisks indicate statistically significant difference relative to estimates based on measured loading 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 consumption in FOFEM Mean plot consumption in Consume
Fuel Measured LANDFIRE-FCCS LANDFIRE-FLM Measured LANDFIRE-FCCS LANDFIRE-FLM
Duff 6.98 (6.84) 20.64 (11.66)* 5.35 (8.38) 3.36 (6.48) 5.67 (8.48) 2.31(10.83)
Litter 5.83 (4.16) 4.14 (1.21)* 3.68 (3.23)* 4.45 (3.98) 3.11 (1.66)* 2.32 (1.71)*
1 h 0.65 (0.49) 0.76 (0.44) 0.49 (0.29)* 0.65 (0.49) 0.75 (0.44) 0.49 (0.29)*
10 h 2.58 (2.19) 1.77 (1.17)* 1.62 (1.19)* 2.24 (1.89) 1.53 (1.00)* 1.44 (0.98)*
100 h 4.56 (5.29) 2.32 (3.46)* 1.47 (1.25)* 3.93 (4.06) 1.84 (2.70)* 1.55 (1.30)*
CWD 10.59 (16.88) 8.60 (10.84) 0.53 (0.67)* 17.06 (19.41) 14.20 (14.17) 1.84 (1.56)*
Herb 0.45 (0.28) 0.66 (0.61)* 0.70 (0.70)* 0.42 (0.26) 0.61 (0.57)* 0.64 (0.65)*
Shrub 0.70 (1.85) 0.99 (1.20) 1.99 (5.87) 1.02 (2.88) 1.41 (1.74) 3.10 (9.48)
Total fuel 32.35 (25.46) 39.89 (23.40) 15.83 (14.30) 33.12 (25.90) 29.13 (18.61) 13.69 (16.08)*