A method for quantitative economic risk assessment of post-fire debris flows
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This thesis presents a method to estimate economic risk from post-fire debris flows. This method combines new geographic information system data-extraction strategies that expand on previously existing post-fire debris-flow hazard models to quantify damages and economic risk from individual burned basins and/or entire burned areas. The method was used to model damage and economic risk from post-fire debris flows based on two storm-scenarios at three case-study sites in the western United States. Charts comparing damage, risk given storm occurrence, and annual risk show that for a given basin, ...