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Soil dry bulk density as a function of burn severity for 2013, 2015, and 2017 in the area affected by the 2013 Black Forest Fire, Colorado USA

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Publication Date
Start Date
2013-07-23
End Date
2017-06-19

Citation

Ebel, B.A., Moody, J.A., and Martin, D.A., 2019, Soil-physical and soil-hydraulic properties as a function of burn severity for 2013, 2015, and 2017 in the area affected by the 2013 Black Forest Fire, Colorado USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9A88C67.

Summary

Wildfire can impact soil-physical and soil-hydraulic properties, with major implications for hydrologic and ecologic response. The durations of these soil impacts are poorly characterized for some forested environments. This dataset sheds light on the first four years of recovery of soil-physical properties of bulk density, loss on ignition (measure of soil organic matter), and soil particle size distribution and of soil-hydraulic properties of sorptivity and field-saturated hydraulic conductivity.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Brian A Ebel
Originator :
Brian A Ebel, John A Moody, Deborah A Martin
Metadata Contact :
Brian A Ebel
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Earth System Processes Division

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bulkdensity2015.csv
“2015 bulk density”
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bulkdensity2017.csv
“2017 bulk density”
1.35 KB
bulkdensity2013_N4.csv
“2013 bulk density, 4 samples per site”
1.96 KB
bulkdensity2013_N10.csv
“2013 bulk density, 10 samples per site”
1.57 KB

Purpose

This project investigated recovery of soil properties that influence flash flood generation in the area affected by the 2013 Black Forest Fire in Colorado, USA. Data were collected for three temporal snapshots (2013, 2105, and 2017) during a time period of four years following the wildfire to assess remaining flood hazards. Data include bulk density, loss on ignition, soil particle size, and soil-hydraulic properties.

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