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  • Experiments and Observation of Peat Smouldering Fires 

    Ashton, Clare; Rein, Guillermo; Dios, JD; Torero, Jose L; Legg, C; Davies, M; Gray, A (International Meeting of Fire Effects on Soil Properties, 2007-01-30)
    If a subsurface layer of peat is ignited, it smoulders (flameless combustion) slowly but steadily. These fires propagate for long periods of time (days, weeks, even years), are particularly difficult to extinguish and can ...
  • The Severity of Smouldering Peat Fires and Damage to the Forest Soil 

    Rein, Guillermo; Cleaver, Natalie; Ashton, Clare; Pironi, Paolo; Torero, Jose L (Journal Catena (Elsevier), 2008-08)
    Smouldering wildfires propagate slowly through surface and subsurface organic layers of the forest ground and severely affect the soil, producing physical, chemical and biological changes. These effects are caused by the ...