(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Intact ash and charred litter reduces susceptibility to rain splash erosion post-wildfire

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZAVALA L.M. (1) ; JORDÁN A. (1) ; GIL J. (2) ; BELLINFANTE N. (1) ; PAIN C. (3) ;
(1) Division of Soil Science, Dep. of Crystallography, Mineralogy and Agricultural Chemistry, Univ., Sevilla, ESPAGNE
(2) Division of Soil Science, Dep. of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Univ., Córdoba, ESPAGNE
(3) Onshore Energy and Minerals Division, Geoscience, Canberra, AUSTRALIE


This paper describes the changes in soil water repellency and soil hydrological and erosional responses to rainfall at small-plot scale, arising from a prescribed fire immediately following burning and one year later in a Mediterranean heathland in the area of the Strait of Gibraltar. Although wildfires will increase soil erodibility, the trends observed in this study suggest that this increased susceptibility to erosion from rainsplash processes may be limited while an intact ash and charred litter layer is still present on the ground surface


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no11 [pp. 1522-1532]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1837

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