Muck fires result when the loose, organic material found below the top layer of soil ignites and produces a sub-surface fire that can burn for weeks and reach temperatures of more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition... More »

Since muck fires occur below ground level, the state of Florida is not able to officially track the number of such fires annually. The blazes are triggered when loosely packed organic material or "muck" below the top soi... More »

Muck fires often occur during times of drought, when water tables are low, and as the result of a forest fire. The heat from above causes the loosely packed layer of peat, located below the soil, to catch fire. Oxygen se... More » Science Earth Science Landforms

Muck fires start when a surface fire burns down into loose organic material. The material that makes up the smoldering embers can start a blaze long after the original fire has burned out. Muck fires spread underground a... More » Science Earth Science

The temperatures in epipelagic zone range from as high as 97 degrees Fahrenheit in the Persian Gulf to as low as 28 degrees Fahrenheit near the North Pole. The epipelagic zone is the surface layer of the ocean. More » Science Earth Science

Pheasant should be hung for two days to three weeks in cool temperatures of 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Seven to ten days is a favorite length of time for many hunters and game cooks. More » Food Cooking

The best time to plant seedling pine trees is late summer or early fall, when soil temperatures are between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Exact planting times vary according to local climate, with warmer southern climate... More »