Year 32 N128 Fourth Quarter 2012

Fire effects on soil properties and spectral behaviour

ENVIRONMENT. By L. A. Arroyo and M. B. Hinojosa

Ascertaining the effects of fire on the soil is crucial for application of remedial measures. The trouble is, however, that current fire-severity estimation methods are usually costly, subjective and imprecise. The Fire Research Centre (Centro de Investigación del Fuego: CIFU) has assessed the potential of VNIR radiometry for rapid and efficient determination of the effects on soil properties of fires of varying duration and intensity...

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