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Fuel Model Selection for BEHAVE
in Midwestern Oak Savannas

Tables


Table 1.  A review of the fuel models used in BEHAVE (Andrew 1986) and related research.
Fuel model Typical complex Fuel loading (ton/ac) Fuel bed depth (ft) Pertinent studies
1 hr 10 hr 100 hr Live
Grass and grass-dominated
1 Short (1 ft) grass 0.74          1.0 This study
2 Timber 2.00 1.00 0.50 0.50 1.0 This study
3 Tall (>2.5 ft) grass 3.01          2.5 This study
Chapparral and shrub fields
4 Chapparral (6 ft) 5.01 4.01 2.00 5.01 6.0   
5 Brush (2 ft) 1.00 0.50    2.00 2.0   
6 Dormant brush, hardwood slash 1.50 2.50 2.00    2.5   
7 Southern rough 1.13 1.87 1.50 0.37 2.5 Hough and Albini 1978
Timber litter
8 Closed timber litter 1.50 1.00 2.50    .2   
9 Hardwood litter 2.92 0.41 0.15    .2 This study
10 Timber (litter and understory) 3.01 2.00 5.01 2.00 1.0   
Slash
11 Light logging slash 1.50 4.51 5.51    1.0   
12 Medium logging slash 4.01 14.03 16.53    2.3   
13 Heavy logging slash 7.01 23.04 28.05    3.0   
This study
     Missouri oak savannas 3.21 0.40 1.24     Included for comparisons
(Grabner et al. 1997)

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