Lethal soil temperatures during burning of masticated forest residues

@article{Busse2005LethalST,
  title={Lethal soil temperatures during burning of masticated forest residues},
  author={M. Busse and Ken R. Hubbert and G. Fiddler and Carol J. Shestak and R. Powers},
  journal={International Journal of Wildland Fire},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={267-276}
}
Mastication of woody shrubs is used increasingly as a management option to reduce fire risk at the wildland-urban interface. Whether the resulting mulch layer leads to extreme soil heating, if burned, is unknown. We measured temperature profiles in a clay loam soil during burning of Arctostaphylos residues. Four mulch depths were burned (0, 2.5, 7.5 and 12.5 cm), spanning typical conditions at forested sites in northern California with dense pre-mastication shrub cover. Two soil moisture… Expand
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