Smoke clears after an experimental wildfire in Australian eucalyptus forest
by Stefan Doerr, Swansea University, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Smoke clears after an experimental wildfire in Australian eucalyptus forest carried out for carbon balance estimations of wildfires. We meticulously measured the carbon in all leaves, twigs, logs and bark in a forest block about 35km east of Manjimup and then they set it on fire with help from the Dept. of Parks and Wildlife, WA. We the counted the carbon all over again including measuring ash and charcoal and calculating what percentage of the original carbon gets locked away when burnt.
The results will be analysed along with data from fire-prone forests around the world and will add an important piece of the puzzle to how we understand carbon balance of fires.
For full article see: http://particle.scitech.org.au/earth/international-wildfire-research-heats-wa/
Stefan Doerr (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)