(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Spatial and temporal controls on post-fire hydrologic recovery in Southern California watersheds

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KINOSHITA A.M. (1) ; HOGUE T.S. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. California, Los Angeles, ETATS-UNIS


This study investigates the spatial and temporal dynamics of post-fire vegetation and the subsequent influence on seasonal and annual hydrologic responses in chaparral-dominated watersheds. Post-fire climatology, burn severity, slope aspect, and vegetation behavior are evaluated for two basins burned during the 2003 Old Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. Climate and discharge data are used to evaluate seasonal and annual variability of post-fire hydrologic fluxes. Data obtained from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) are used to estimate Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) and differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR). A Savitzky–Golay filtering technique and an integrated EVI annual fraction are utilized to assess vegetation recovery under a range of potential controls. Results and discussion


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 87, no2 [pp. 240-252]

Bibliographic references : 44 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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