Erosion and runoff generation from fire disturbed Mediterranean forest area
A set of rainfall simulator experiments was carried out in the Liguria region, Italy, immediately after a fire occurred in early August 2003, to assess the effects of runoff, erosion and soil properties, induced by forest fires in Mediterranean areas. Three rainfall events, with different antecedent soil moisture conditions (dry, wet, very wet), were simulated on two 30 m² plots, established on areas with different fire histories (i.e. recently burned and burned six years before the field experiments) and characterized by the same main physiographic features. Each simulation consisted of a single ...
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