Forest die-off under the impact of burning pyroclastic surge on the Shiveluch Volcano (Kamchatka, 2005)

Forest die-off under the impact of burning pyroclastic surge on the Shiveluch Volcano (Kamchatka,... ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2009, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 146–148. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2009. Original Russian Text © S.Yu. Grishin, 2009, published in Ekologiya, 2009, No. 2, pp. 158–160. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Forest Die-Off under the Impact of Burning Pyroclastic Surge on the Shiveluch Volcano (Kamchatka, 2005) S. Yu. Grishin Institute of Biology and Soil Sciences, Far East Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, pr. Stoletiya Vladivostoka 159, Vladivostok, 690022 Russia; e-mail: Received November 20, 2007 DOI: 10.1134/S106741360902012X Key words: forest die-off, pyroclastic surge, Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula. Mount Shiveluch, the northernmost volcano on the then to mountain meadows and tundras (Grishin et al., Kamchatka Peninsula, erupted in late February 2005. 2000). With respect to the amount of erupted products, this Although the topography of the Baidarnaya riverbed was its largest eruption since the 1964 disaster. It pro- is highly dynamic, the contours of its valley apparently duced an enormous pyroclastic flow and caused forest remained stable over the past centuries, since its ter- die-off without any significant external damage to trees. races were covered by mature forest. The vast 2005 In summer 2005, an express survey of the region along pyroclastic flow filled the valley Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Forest die-off under the impact of burning pyroclastic surge on the Shiveluch Volcano (Kamchatka, 2005)

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