Today, there is much evidence to support the hypothesis that the world climate is changing rapidly as a result of the release of CO2 and other greenhouse gases from human activities into the atmosphere (IPCC 2007). (Figure 1 A)
Figure 1: (A) CO2 in the atmosphere and annual emissions (1750-2019) Data: NOAA ETHZ. (B) Our World in Data Principal global C pools and fluxes between them (Lal, 2008).
Total carbon in terrestrial ecosystems is about 3170 gigatons. Approximately 80% (2500 GT) of this amount is in the soil (Lal, 2008). (Figure 1 B). It is estimated that climate change will affect increase wildfire and post-fire erosion will increase depend on it. Increasing soil erosion will affect soil organic carbon rates. These effects will be seen especially in Mediterranian areas where has a prolonged drought season Figure 2A and 2B). In this case, it is important to protect terrestrial carbon in manageable amounts. The purpose of this research is to compare the techniques monitoring and fallout radionuclides for performing post-fire erosion rates hereby improve the effectiveness of fallout radionuclides for post-fire erosion area.
Figure 2: (A) Burnt area and harvesting after the wildfire. (B) Taking a soil sample from the burnt area for soil chemical analysis Dalaman, Mugla.