Fire in Hell's Kitchen: A Look at Fire History in Northern Wisconsin
Lake sediments containing charcoal fragments are useful tools in reconstructing fire histories. Sediment cores, were obtained from Hell's Kitchen Lake (3 ha), in north-central Wisconsin (46° 11.4 N; 89° 42.1W), spanning approximately the last 5000 years. This study was undertaken to investigate fire history in Northern Wisconsin and determine if paleo fire histories from Hell's Kitchen Lake correspond with climatic and ecological shifts. To do this, the sediment cores were sampled continuously at 1 cm intervals. 1 cm 3 sections were then removed from each interval and every piece of charcoal ...
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