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dc.contributor.supervisor Byrne, James M.
dc.contributor.supervisor Letts, Matthew G.
dc.contributor.author Vicenza, Sarah Dalla
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-16T21:07:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-16T21:07:55Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3422
dc.description xiii, 130 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Forest fires are an increasing concern under climate change. Substantially increased fire vulnerability could become a reality for many areas, including the Rocky Mountains. Forest fire hazard was examined in the upper North Saskatchewan and St. Mary watersheds for the period of 1960 to 2100. Ensemble climate scenarios were chosen to represent a wide range of possible future climates. The GENGRID meteorological model and the Canadian Forest Fire Weather index System were combined to assess possible changes in forest fire hazard in the Rocky Mountains. A wind model was developed to estimate daily wind speed variation with elevation. It was found that under most climate scenarios, fire hazard is predicted to increase. If future temperatures are warm, as expected, it could offset future precipitation increases, resulting in greater severity of fire weather and an in increase the number of days per year with high fire hazard. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Forest fires -- Rocky Mountains en_US
dc.subject Forests and forestry -- Rocky Mountains en_US
dc.subject Climatic changes -- Rocky Mountains en_US
dc.subject Rocky Mountains -- Climate en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Forest vulnerability to fire in the northern Rocky Mountains under climate change en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquestyes No en_US


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