Thermal conductivity of soils in Shirakami Mountains that was registered on UNESCO's World Natural Heritage in 1993 were measured using a twin transient-state cylindrical-probe method. The typical results were as follows:(1) Thermal conductivity of the soils in Shirakami Mountains increased according to an increase of soil water content, which was the same tendency as the other soils. (2) The thermal conductivity of the soils was about 0.2～0.3 Wm(-1)K(-1) smaller than volcanic ash soils, and it showed the same tendency as leaf mold.
Twin transient-state cylindrical-probe method
Volumetric water content