Advisor

Joseph Poracsky

Date of Award

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography

Department

Geography

Physical Description

1 online resource (221 p.)

Subjects

Wildfires -- Oregon -- Portland, Urban forestry -- Oregon -- Portland, Forest fires -- Prevention and control, Parks -- Oregon -- Portland, Forest Park (Portland, Or.)

DOI

10.15760/etd.6192

Abstract

Forest Park, a 5,000 acre heavily-forested park within the city limits of Portland, Oregon was selected as the study area for performing a fire simulation analysis. A well-documented fire swept over a large area of the park in 1951, and provides both direct inputs, including the ignition point, and context for the present day fire simulations. The goal of the research was two fold. First, determine the difference between small area simulations using standard and custom surface fuel models. Second, determine if fire simulation can be an effective tool in assessing fire danger and behavior in a wildland-urban interface environment like Forest Park.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25159

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