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Seasonal variation of infiltration capacities of soils in western Oregon.Author(s): Michael G. Johnson; Robert L. Beschta
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-373. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionInfiltration capacities were 50 percent greater during fall than during summer for forest soils of western Oregon. These results contrast with those measured in other studies. In forested areas, investigators should be aware of potentially large seasonal changes in infiltration capacities. Such seasonal changes may exceed effects due to applied treatments (logging, slash disposal, burning, etc.) and can confound study results.
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CitationJohnson, Michael G.; Beschta, Robert L. 1981. Seasonal variation of infiltration capacities of soils in western Oregon. Res. Note PNW-RN-373. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p
KeywordsInfiltration capacity (soil), seasonal variations, Oregon (Cascade Range)
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