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Post-fire hillslope erosion response in a sub-alpine environment, south-eastern Australia

Auteurs :
SMITH, H.G.
DRAGOVICH, D.

Description :
This paper examines post-fire erosion response in a sub-alpine environment in south-eastern Australia for a period of 2.2 years. The results indicate that there is a significant difference between the surface level change regimes on the burnt and unburnt hillslopes. Slope position was critical in modifying post-fire erosion response, as it controlled slope angle and the rate of surface cover regrowth. The post-fire hillslope undergoes erosion by direct rain-drop impact and overland flow. As a result surface level change on the unburnt slope was largely influenced by wetting-drying effects rather than sediment transfer by surface flow.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2008, vol. 73, n°. 3, p. 274-285, nombre de pages : 12, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 35 ref.

Date :
2008

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
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