John M. Frank

Contact Info

Rocky Mountain Research Station
USDA Forest Service
240 West Prospect
Fort Collins , CO 80526, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Advancing Investigation and Physical Modeling of First-Order Fire Effects on Soils
Pages: 36-54
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0601036

Heating soil during intense wildland fires or slash-pile burns can alter the soil irreversibly, resulting in many significant long-term biological, chemical, physical, and hydrological effects. To better understand these long-term effects, it is necessary to improve modeling capability and prediction of the more immediate, or first-order, effects that fire can have on soils. This study uses novel and unique observational data from an experimental slash-pile burn to examine the physical processes that govern the transport of energy and mass associated with fire-related soil heating.  [Read More]

View: HTML  |  PDF


Find other publications by John M. Frank using Google Scholar.

Back to Previous Page