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Tree-Killing Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico
Tree-Killing Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico
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Title: Tree-Killing Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico


USGS scientist Craig D. Allen observes the results of the extensive, tree-killing fire that consumed almost all above-ground biomass in this part of the Las Conchas Fire burn area in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. Photo taken in late August 2011, two months post-fire. Forest drought stress is highly correlated with mortality from poor growth, bark beetle outbreaks, and high-severity fire.

Location: Jemez Mountains, NM, USA

Date Taken: 08/2011

Photographer: Craig D Allen
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Photographer Organization: USGS

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Type: JPEG image - 1.29 MB
Dimensions: 1368 x 1824
Resolution: 180 dpi

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