Fire history and fire regimes were reconstructed for a 450 km² area in the central
western Oregon Cascades, using tree-ring analysis of fire scars and tree origin years at
137 sampled clearcuts. I described temporal patterns of fire frequency, severity, and size,
and interpreted topographic influences on fire frequency and...
A descriptive model of the routing of sediment that was
delivered to the study area by the 1980 eruptions of Mount St.
Helens has been developed. On hillslopes this sediment was
distributed among three major storage compartments: 1) the tephra
profile, 2) primary storage, and 3) secondary storage. The most...
Slow moving earthflows (0.1 15 m/yr.) may constrict valley
floors and directly impinge on stream channels. Earthflows that
move laterally into channels deliver organic and inorganic material
to the stream from the earthflow toe. If the amount and particle
size of this material is too large to be removed by...
The movement characteristics of five landslides are
compared and interpreted based on records of approximately
10-years duration. Condon landslide in the Oregon Coast
Range has consistently exhibited brief (1 - 8 days) movement
episodes in wet winter months, separated by long periods of
no movement. The translatory movement is probably...
The Mount St. Helens eruption of May 18, 1980, offered an
excellent setting for evaluating early response of ecosystems to
disturbance. Prior to the eruption, the area was densely forested
with fir, hemlock, and Douglas-fir, and various understory species.
During the course of the eruption, hillslopes within a 180 degree...
Since the early 1950's, the distribution of sediment at the
mouth of Redwood Creek has been altered by the effects of channel
aggradation and channelization along the lower reach. Severe flooding
in 1953, 1955, and 1964 caused bank erosion, landsliding, and
channel geometry changes along Redwood Creek. The increased sediment...
Timber management of coastal watersheds in southwest Oregon has
been complicated by the need to protect anadromous fish habitat from
accelerated stream sedimentation resulting from management activity.
The rugged terrain of the Elk and Sixes River basins is underlain by
the complex geological province of the Klamath Mountains, in which...
Various types of mass movement features are found in the drainage
basin of the East Fork Coquille River in the southern Oregon Coast
Range. The distribution and forms of mass movement features in the area
are related to geologic factors and the resultant topography.
The Jurassic Otter Point Formation, a...