(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Effects of high-intensity forest fires on soil clay mineralogy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

REYNARD-CALLANAN J.R. (1) ; POPE G.A. (2) ; GORRING M.L. (2) ; FENG H. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Environmental Science, William Paterson Univ., New Jersey, Wayne, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dep. of Earth and Environmental Studies, State Univ., New Jersey, Montclair, ETATS-UNIS


To ascertain immediate impacts of high-intensity fire on soil clay minerals and mineral recovery over time, soil from the 2002 Hayman, Colorado, fire was analyzed by X-ray diffraction. Sample locations included burned soil from within the perimeter of the fire, unburned soil near the origin, and soil from adjacent historic burns. Comparisons between recently and historically burned soils and unburned soils showed slight trends in alterations of clay mineral structures in the surface soil, including alteration of the 001 illite peak, the 001 kaolin peak, and a decrease in the swelling component of mixed-layer illite/smectite. These trends indicate fire impacts the structure of soil clay minerals


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 31, no5 [pp. 407-422]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.

Collation : 8 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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