The study is the first to assess the impact of wildfires on such landscapes by combining several different ways to measure short-term and long-term erosion rates, said study co-author Jon Pelletier, a UA professor of geosciences.
Most of the erosion happened in the first year after the fire.
Caitlin Orem had been studying erosion in seven mountain watersheds near New Mexico's Valles Grande but wasn't focused on wildfire.
The study is the first to assess the impact of wildfires on forested mountainous landscapes of the US Intermountain West by combining several different ways to measure short-term and long-term erosion rates.
Erosion after severe wildfires can be the dominant force shaping forested mountainous landscapes of the U. Intermountain West, suggests a new research paper by two University of Arizona geoscientists.
The largest fire in New Mexico history is now the dangerous Los Conchas wildfire, which continues to threaten Los Alamos, New Mexico.
The fire had consumed 94,000 acres (147 square miles) as of Thursday night, matching the 2003 Dry Lakes Fire in Gila National Forest in Southern New Mexico as the largest fire in state history.I hope things turn around, but it needs to be fast, and I figure exposing some of the bollocks might help that.As pretty much everything on this page is negative apart from the picture of wonder woman in her hot pants, I’ll kick things off on a more positive note with a few of my favourite American achievements: Awesome movies like “The Matrix” (1999) and “Flying High” (1980) Life changing books like “Catch 22” (1953) and “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” (1974) Brilliant albums like “LA Woman” (1971) and “Nevermind” (1991) Styling cars like the Corvette Stingray (1968) and the Plymouth Hemi Cuda (1971) Cutting edge bicycles like the Specialized Stumpjumper (1981) and the Merlin Titanium (1993) I didn’t really start out intending to make this point, but after listing a few of my favourite things, I then added dates and realised they are all from last century…The Los Conchas fire was fanned yesterday by winds that reached sustained speeds of up to 25 mph, gusting to 34 mph, along with temperatures in the low 80s and humidities as low as 15%. Today, winds will be lighter, 10 - 15 mph, and according to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center, these will not be critical fire conditions.Critical fire conditions are not expected in the Southwest U. through July 8, which should allow firefighters to gain control of the Los Conchas fire over the weekend. so far this year is more than double the 10-year average of 2.3 million acres, according to the Interagency Fire Center.It is also the political centre of the country, as its seat of Government and residence of the Head of State.