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Table 3 Effect of soil conditions and erosion on desertification classification

From: Post-Wildland Fire Desertification: Can Rehabilitation Treatments Make a Difference?

Soil A horizon depth cm Slope % Soil loss1 Mg ha−1 Loss of A horizon cm (%) Desertification classification
Undisturbed 16 10 109 1 (6) None to slight
16 66 311 3 (18) Slight
Eroded 2 10 109 1 (50) Moderate
2 66 311 3 (150) Severe
  1. 1 Based on Rodeo-Chediski Fire of 2002, Garcia et al. 2005.