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The effect of fire on geomorphic processes in the San Gabriel Mountains, California

Donald O. Doehring
The effect of fire on geomorphic processes in the San Gabriel Mountains, California
Contributions to Geology (1968) 7 (1): 43-65

Abstract

During the summer, material normally slides from slopes into slope channels and areas of low relief when soil moisture and cohesion is low. During the winter, fluvial erosion scours the debris from the channels. In recent years, the amount of material moved into intermontane areas during the summer months far exceeds the amount removed from these areas during the winters. The high drainage density and lack of substantial intermontane deposits of alluvium and colluvium indicate the operation of a process other than normal erosion. A study of erosion following a fire in the San Dimas Forest shows that the fire-flood sequence has, in a short time, removed the products of 40 years of normal erosion.


ISSN: 0010-7980
Coden: WUGGAO
Serial Title: Contributions to Geology
Serial Volume: 7
Serial Issue: 1
Title: The effect of fire on geomorphic processes in the San Gabriel Mountains, California
Author(s): Doehring, Donald O.
Pages: 43-65
Published: 1968
Text Language: English
Publisher: University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States
Accession Number: 1968-051832
Categories: Geomorphology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus., tables
N34°10'00" - N34°30'00", W118°25'00" - W117°19'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1968
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