deep in the river Essay

Submitted By aaron2907
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Part A
I believe that mark Oliphant is more of at risk fire of a bush fire then Tangari factors that affect bush fires on 14th of February
Mark Oliphant
Tangari
Daily Temperatures
25.9°-40.5°
25.9°-40.5°
Fuel load
This park has a very large fuel load Most of the park is covered in eucalyptus trees There would also be a big fuel load on the ground: leaves, twigs, branches etc.
Tangari national park has many different native plants most of which are shrubs and small bushes.
Density
The mark Oliphant is a very dense forest due to the fact that the trees and vegetation is all packed in together
Tangari has a very low density of plants and has many foot paths and has many open spaces and has manly grassy woodland.
Vegetation
The majority of the park mark Oliphant is covered in a large variety of eucalyptus trees such as: stringy bark, pink gum, cup gums and blue gums. Also covered in many different bushes/shrubs.
There are over 130 different types of plants at Tangari nation park such as many different plants and then as also has 70 introduced species.
Canopy trees
The canopy of the tress is very large spreading across long distances and has many tress close together
The tree canopy is almost non-existent and has little trees close together and therefore has a small tree coverage over most the park.
Vehicle access
Vehicle access of mark Oliphant has limited access for vehicles, this is due to the fact that mark Oliphant conservation park has barely any roads in the park and the CFS and fire services would not be able to access it very well
Vehicle access is very good at Tangari because there are many different roads leading into the park for good vehicle access for fire tracks and C.F.S units to get in in case of a fire
Uses of park
There are lots of pick nick areas and B.B.Q areas for families to enjoy and have a good time and walk in the park
Tangari has multiple activities such as walking, running, bike riding, BMX jumps motorbike riding and horse riding
Wind Direction

tangai had strong winds at 9 am up to 40km easterly winds. however at 12 the wind direction changed to southernly direction. the wind finaly slowed down and changed diretion to a weastly direction.

In mark oliphant national park the wind direction at 9am was a eastly direction with strong winds. when the time reached 3pm the wind direction had changed to a wesetly direction and was going 40km an hour.

A2. when compareing the two parks in part a 1 it is clear to see that the park with the most fire danger risk is mark oliphant. this is becasue it is a much bigger park the tangari and therefore a higher fule load and more risk of catching alight. the tree canopy is much denser then the one at tangrai and most of the trees are eycapltus trees and are extremly flamable and can cathc fire easily. tangain is less of a risk becasue the tree canopy is very light and has little undergrowth to catch allight. also the park is open to the public and is used for activited such as walking and running for peolpe to use however tangai has a more activites to do then mark oliphant but it is sill more of a bush fire risk area then tangai becasue there is more thing s to catch alight at mark oliphant. aslo becasue mark oliphant has more hills and fire travels faster up hill were as tangari has little hills and more flat land.

PART B
B.2 some ways that a bushfire risk in Mark Oliphant could be managed are,
Sloped Hills with vegetation: to fight a fire that is coming from up a hill the fs units need wasy to be able to avccess the parks hill quickly and with ease to help then fight the fire when it is coming towards them and so they can stop it from spreading further.
Access Points: there needs to be mulipple access points going in and out of the park at vital points in the park so that units can get in to fight the fires and not get blocked up one road with many units on it .
Arrangement of Fuel: There could be organised…