Post-Wildfire Erosion Can Sculpt Forested Mountains

Jon Pelletier, a UA professor of geosciences, walks through the forest on Cerro del Medio, a mountain in New Mexico’s Valles Grande, after the 2011 Las Conchas fire. (Photo: Caitlin Orem)

19 Apr 2016
News Source: Science360

Image: Jon Pelletier, a UA professor of geosciences, walks through the forest on Cerro del Medio, a mountain in New Mexico’s Valles Grande, after the 2011 Las Conchas fire. (Photo: Caitlin Orem) [Click image to enlarge]

Researchers from the UA Santa Catalina Mountains & Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory did before-and-after studies of how severe wildfire affects short- and long-term erosion rates.

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