Long-term effects of wildfire on rock weathering and soil stoniness in the Mediterranean landscapes.

  title={Long-term effects of wildfire on rock weathering and soil stoniness in the Mediterranean landscapes.},
  author={Nurit Shtober-Zisu and Lea Wittenberg},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
The severe wildfire at Mt. Carmel, Israel, in 2010, caused massive destruction of carbonate rocks. The thermal shock caused extreme exfoliation, producing large and flat clasts, affecting rocks to a depth of up to 20 cm. A decade after the fire, most flakes and spalls disappeared from the rock outcrops and adjacent soils. From these observations, this study pursued two objectives: (a) to monitor and analyze the spatio-temporal distribution of the disintegrated flakes 10 years after the fire and… 
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