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Document title

Soil properties as key factors controlling water repellency in fire-affected areas : evidences from burned sites in Spain and Israel

published at : Soil water repellency

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MATAIX-SOLERA J. (1) ; ARCENEGUI V. (1) ; TESSLER N. (2) ; ZORNOZA R. (1) ; WITTENBERG L. (2) ; MARTÍNEZ C. (1) ; CASELLES P. (1) ; PÉREZ-BEJARANO A. (1) ; MALKINSON D. (2) ; JORDÁN M.M. (1) ;
(1) GEA-Grupo de Edafología Ambiental, Dep. de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente, Univ. Miguel Hernández, Alicante, ESPAGNE
(2) Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies, Univ., Haifa, ISRAEL

Abstract

Soil water repellency (WR) is one of the properties most affected by combustion during a forest fire. One of the aims of this research was to confirm findings from laboratory-burning under wildfire field conditions. In summer 2008 WR was assessed in 5 areas recently affected by fires in Mt. Carmel (NW Israel) and Alicante (SE Spain). Study sites are quite similar with regard to vegetation and climate, the main difference between sites being the type of soil and therefore soil characteristics. It is highlighted that organic matter, clay content and mineralogy of clay were the main key factors; Kaolinite seems to be one of the main responsible for the lower WR values found

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 108 [pp. 6-13]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2011.12.006

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