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Document title

The influence of wildfire on soil properties and hydrological response at Devil's Peak, Cape Town, South Africa

published at : Soil erosion and land degradation in regions of Mediterranean climate

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOELHOUWERS J.C. ; DE GRAAF P.J. ; SAMSODIEN M.A. ;

Abstract

On 10 March 1993 a wildfire burnt mountain slopes near Cape Town, South Africa. In order to study the effects of this fire on soil properties 2 formerly identical sites, one burnt and one non-burnt, were selected for comparison. The research at these sites focused on infiltration patterns and water repellency. Pronounced differences in hydrological behaviour were observed due to the development of a water repellent layer in the burnt plot. Accelerated erosion could be observed where water repellency was present

Source

Congrès

Meeting international UGI: Soil erosion and degradation as a result of land use practices, Cape Town , AFRIQUE DU SUD ()

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband / ISSN 0044-2798

Editor : Borntraeger, Berlin ; Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1960)

Millesime : 1996, no 107 [pp. 1-10]

Bibliographic references : 17 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829 B

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