Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder
Identifying Landform Patterns of Areas Prone to Post-fire Debris Flows in Colorado Front Range in Light Feng-shui
Using feng-shui, Chinese geomancy, as a clue, the author identified landform patterns in field investigations in Colorado and compared them with geomorphic knowledge. This research found significant agreement between feng-shui principles and geomorphic concepts in identifying landform patterns of post-fire debris flow zones. In particular, dry washes play a significant role in generating debris flows. This cross-culture research could benefit site selection processes and evacuation strategies.