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Spatial patterns of ice storm disturbance on a forested landscape in the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia

Auteurs :
STUEVE, K.M.
LAFON, C.W.
ISAACS, R.E.

Description :
This study uses satellite imagery to investigate spatial heterogeneity of forest damage caused by ice storms that affected the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia during 1994. The results display a region-scale (southwest-to-northeast) gradient in damage that apparently corresponds to a gradient in the depth of ice that accumulated during the storms. Damage also varied topographically. Damage was most extensive on east, southeast and south-facing slopes; at middle elevations; and on slopes of moderate steepness.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Area (London, 1969), issn : 0004-0894, 2007, vol. 39, n°. 1, p. 20-30, nombre de pages : 11, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 38 ref.

Date :
2007

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Institute of British Geographers

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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