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Soil Freezing as Affected by Vegetation and Slope Aspect

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Freezing of soil practically, if not completely, closes it to the infiltration of water and thus results in increased surface run-off. Any agency which tends to prevent soil freezing tends to keep the soil permeable during all or a greater portion of the year and thus decreases the frequency of high rates of surface run-off and consequent floods. The following article describes a study of soil freezing in which were compared the depths of freeze under different types of vegetation and also with different conditions of slope aspect.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Central States Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: August 1, 1939

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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