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Title: Soil temperature and moisture fluctuations during and after prescribed fire in mixed-oak forests, USA

Author: Iverson, Louis R.; Hutchinson, Todd F.; Hutchinson, Todd F.;

Date: 2002

Source: Natural Areas Journal. 22(4): 296-304.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Prescribed fires were conducted in March 1999, in mixed-oak forests in Vinton County, Ohio, USA, that had been burned either once in 1996 or annually from 1996 to 1999. During the fires, seven electronic sensors recorded soil temperatures every 2 seconds at a depth of 1 cm. Following the fires, soil temperatures were monitored with 12 sensors on burned and unburned areas from April to October. Also at the sensor locations, soil moisture was determined gravimetrically six times during the growing season.

Keywords: central hardwoods, mixed-oak forest, prescribed fire, soil moisture, soil temperature

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Iverson, Louis R.; Hutchinson, Todd F. 2002. Soil temperature and moisture fluctuations during and after prescribed fire in mixed-oak forests, USA. Natural Areas Journal. 22(4): 296-304.

 


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