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Table 6 Fuel loading for other mixed conifer forests in the western United States compared with mean fuel loading from this study (in Mg ha−1). Standard deviations, when present, are indicated in parentheses. Values from this study are indicated in bold in the last three rows.

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

Source Duff Litter 1 hour 10 hour 100 hour 1000 h sound 1000 h rotten Herb Location Elevation (m)
Hille and Stephens 2005 17.8 (3.6) 17.8 (3.6) 2.0 (0.2) 6.3 (0.7) 5.8 (1.6) 6.0 (3.3) 15.8 (4.3) - North-central Sierra Nevada, California 1200 to 1500
Sikkink and Keane 2008    0.019 1.649 0.513 0.683 (sound and rotten) 0.545 NW Rockies* 730 to 2130
Sikkink and Keane 2008    0.012 1.297 0.671 0.549 (sound and rotten) 0.659 NW Rockies 730 to 2130
Sikkink and Keane 2008    0.107 0.709 1.105 0.937 (sound and rotten) 0.581 NW Rockies 730 to 2130
Sikkink and Keane 2008    1.155 4.390 5.682 0.600 (sound and rotten) 0.615 NW Rockies 730 to 2130
Sikkink and Keane 2008    2.586 5.567 7.849 0.863 (sound and rotten) 0.636 NW Rockies 730 to 2130
Youngblood et al. 2008 22.27 (7.52) 5.9 (0.97) 0.94 (0.2) 1.56 (0.33) 4.16 (0.59) 9.63 (3.46) 7.31 (2.5)   Blue Mountain Region, Oregon 1040 to 1480
Youngblood et al. 2008 25.48 (7.03) 3.74 (0.44) 0.37 (0.12) 0.64 (0.21) 3.04 (0.67) 8.88 (4.26) 7.97 (0.61)   Blue Mountain Region, Oregon 1040 to 1480
Raymond and Peterson 2005    1.2 4.1 4.8    1.2 Oregon Coast Range 670 to 850
Raymond and Peterson 2005    4.4 6.8 8.7    1.2 Oregon Coast Range 670 to 850
Kobziar et al. 2006    1.25 (0.87) 4.53 (3.23) 9.93 (8.18) 7.52 (16.82) 14.18 (23.31)   North-central Sierra Nevada, California 1100 to 1410
Kobziar et al. 2006    1.13 (1.04) 5.53 (4.97) 6.17 (7.15) 7.91 (17.04) 29.02 (40.86)   North-central Sierra Nevada, California 1100 to 1410
Kobziar et al. 2006    0.9 (0.71) 2.9 (2.3) 4.25 (4.12) 2.57 (5.36) 26.62 (65.62)   North-central Sierra Nevada, California 1100 to 1410
Reinhard et al. 1991 52 (1.3)   Other values are logging slash, not natural fuels   NW Rockies 900 to 1200
Reinhard et al. 1991 48.4 (1.6)   Other values are logging slash, not natural fuels   NW Rockies 900 to 1200
Measured 10.55 (10.20) 5.86 (4.13) 0.65 (0.47) 2.57 (2.19) 4.98 (5.20) 20.09 (23.33) (sound and rotten) 0.46 (0.28) NW Rockies 770 to 1516
LANDFIRE-FLM 7.76 (12.19) 3.66 (3.40) 0.50 (0.32) 1.65 (1.13) 2.47 (3.41) 2.75 (4.04) (sound and rotten) 0.73 (0.76) NW Rockies 770 to 1516
LANDFIRE-FCCS 31.89 (17.8) 4.19 (1.37) 0.81 (0.46) 1.85 (1.11) 1.94 (1.66) 18.45 (16.38) (sound and rotten) 0.68 (0.76) NW Rockies 770 to 1516
  1. * NW Rockies includes parts of Idaho and Montana, USA.