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26 Gold, BrittanyObservations of diurnal melt-freeze events using time domain reflectometry (TDR) in sesonal snowpackUnderstanding seasonal snowpack characteristics is essential for avalanche forecasting and water resource management. As technology advances, instruments continue to be developed to study seasonal snowpack characteristics. These instruments range from ultrasonic snow depth sensors to microwave senso...Melt-freeze; Snow; TDR2014-08
27 Liao, HaifengGeographic information system spatial analysis of urban and regional development in China: a case study of Guangdong ProvinceThis research focuses on the application of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis methods to urban and regional development studies. GIS-based spatial modeling approaches have recently been used in examining regional development disparities and urban growth. Through the cases of ...2014-08
28 Arnold, StevenMSGIS PortfolioWebsite outling projects and coursework for the Masters program. Each project lists the problem or application addressed, the techniques and methods used to solve it, and summarizes the specific skills gained during the course of the project.2016-12
29 Cao, LinaAnthropogenic habitat disturbance and the dynamics of hantavirus using remote sensing, GIS, and a spatially explicit agent-based modelSin Nombre virus (SNV), a strain of hantavirus, causes hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in humans, a deadly disease with high mortality rate (>50%). The primary virus host is deer mice, and greater deer mice abundance has been shown to increase the human risk of HPS. There is a great need in unde...Agent-based model; Deer mouse; GIS; Hantavirus; MODIS; Peromyscus maniculatus2010-08
30 Hile, Ryan PatrickThinking inside the black box: enhancing the social vulnerability index with an artificial neural networkThe Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) has served the hazards community well for more than a decade, but it is based on linear statistical methods. Using Utah as a test case, a state with a population exposed to a variety of hazards, this study sought to build upon the SoVI approach by augmenting it ...Artificial Neural Networks; Environmental Hazards; Geocomputation; GIS; Social Vulnerability; Social Vulnerability Index2015-08
31 Unger, Corey DanielCreating spatial data infrastructure to facilitate the collection and dissemination of geospatial data to aid in disaster managementThe 2012 Great Utah Shakeout highlighted the necessity for increased coordination in the collection and sharing of spatial data related to disaster response during an event. Multiple agencies must quickly relay scientific and damage observations between teams in the field and command centers. Spatia...Disaster management; Geographic information systems; GIS; SDI; Spatial data infrastructure; Volunteer geographic information2015-05
32 Van Drimmelen, Marquessa NixonFamily gathering in evacuations: a case-study of the 2007 Angora fireFor many years, modelers have simulated the characteristics of human behavior during evacuations in an effort to improve evacuation management. These simulations, however, rely on assumptions regarding individual and family spatial behavior patterns. This thesis examines spatial behavior in an emerg...Evacuation; Family gathering; Fire2010-08
33 Zhang, YuanA rangeland predictive phenological model for the upper Colorado River Basin and its web deliveryUnderstanding the spatially and temporally variant phenological responses and cycles can greatly assist the administrative planning, policy making and management in grazing, planting, and ecosystem conservation. The linkages of analysis as a basis for management have received increasing attention in...Decision support system; Multivariate adaptive regression splines; Phenological modeling; Phenology; Remote sensing; Upper Colorado River Basin2013-08
34 Zumbado, Thomas CalderonAn investigation of the philosophical changes of the Abu Sayyaf group using geospatial analysisPolitical scientists believe that the Abu Sayyaf Group's (ASG) penchant for accumulating funds through hostage ransoming and other criminal activity has caused the organization to drift away from its Islamic foundations to become bandits. This research explores this claim by applying geospatial ana...Abu sayyaf group; Crime; Geospatial; Philippines; Terrorism; Transformatio2011-08
35 Coates, Austin ReeceHyperspectral remote sensing for monitoring species-specific drought impacts in Southern CaliforniaA drought persisting since the winter of 2011-2012 has resulted in severe impacts on shrublands and forests in southern California, USA. Effects of drought on vegetation include leaf wilting, leaf abscission, and potential plant mortality. These impacts vary across plant species, depending on diff...Drought; Hyperspectral; Species-Specific; Spectral Mixture Analysis2015
36 Fu, LiweiBicycling preferences and behavior in salt lake cityImproving our understanding of cycling behaviors in urban areas is an important step in producing a more sustainable transportation system. Based on a stated preference survey in Salt Lake City, Utah, this paper studies the influence of attitudes on bicycling behavior. A travel preference factor ana...attitude; bicycling frequency; preferences; route choice; values2015
37 Turrin, James BradleyMeasuring glacier velocities on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, using multispectral satellite imagery with feature trackingPrevious studies have shown that the glaciers of southern Alaska are receding and thinning, and contributing significantly to sea-level rise, and that temperate glaciers are sensitive indicators of climate change. Therefore, a method is developed to apply feature tracking software to moderate res...Glaciers--Alaska; Glaciology; Aerial photography2010-03-20
38 Turney, Lovina AbbottHolocene climate, vegetation, and fire linkages in the Uinta Mountains, UtahA 14,000-year lake sediment record from Heller Lake-Dry Gulch Meadow on the south slope of the Uinta Mountains provides evidence of large-magnitude disturbance events during the Holocene. The modern lake basin which catastrophically drained in the early 20th century provides a uniquely exposed sedim...Charcoal; Climate; Holocene; Pollen2014-12
39 Baskin, Robert LeRoyOccurrence and spatial distribution of microbial bioherms in Great Salt Lake, UtahMicrobial bioherms constitute some of the earliest forms of life on Earth. Although the primary form of life on earth during the Proterozoic (Hoffman, 1994), modern occurrences that spread over an area greater than a few square kilometers are rare. Microbial bioherms in Great Salt Lake were reported...Distribution; Great Salt Lake; Microbial bioherm; Microbialite; Stromatolite; Thrombolite2014-12
40 Howard, Kelsey AnnA late pleistocene to early holocene climate, vegetation and fire history record for the bonneville basin, utah, usaThe Bonneville basin of northwestern Utah acts as a significant source of paleoenvironmental data due to the sedimentary and geomorphic evidence left behind from the late Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. Macroscopic charcoal and pollen from wetland sediments of North Redden Springs, Utah (40˚ 00' 47.1"...Bonneville Basin; Climate; Vegetation; Fire History; Heinrich Events; Lake Bonneville; Paleoecology; Paleo Indians2016-05
41 Koll, Rebecca AnnLong-term vegetation, climate, and fire history in the Eastern Uinta Mountains, Utah, U.S.A.A 2.13 meter-long sediment core from Reader Fen Basin (3205m asl) in the eastern Uinta Mountains provides a 10,250-year-long cal yr BP record of vegetation change and fire history. Few studies have explored the long-term vegetation and disturbance history from the Uinta Mountains. As a result, signi...2012-05
42 Fryer, Gregory K.Wildland firefighter entrapment avoidance: developing evacuation trigger points utilizing the wildland urban interface evacuation (WUIVAC) fire spread modelWildland firefighters are often called on to make tactical decisions under stressful conditions in order to suppress a fire. They frequently make these decisions based on their gained intuition over time, and also by considering previous specific fire experiences. This assists them in anticipating f...Wildfire entrapment; Firefighter entrapment; Evacuation trigger points; FlamMap; GIS; Wildfire spread modeling; Wildland fire; Wildland urban interface evacuation2012-05
43 Li, XiaoSpatial representation in the social interaction potential metric: an analysis of scale and parameter sensitivityThe Social Interaction Potential metric measures urban structural constraints on social interaction opportunities of a metropolitan region based on the time-geographic concept of joint accessibility. The current implementation of the metric utilizes an interaction surface based on census tracts and ...Joint accessibility; Sensitivity analysis; Social interaction potential metric; Time geography2015-05
44 Maezumi, Shira YoshimiNeotropical climate, vegetation, and fire histories on local to regional scalesDuring the 21st century global change and deforestation have increased fires in the Amazon. Protection of rainforests and sustainable land-use practices in the Neotropics are critical for preserving biodiversity and buffering for climate. To make informed policy decisions it is necessary to understa...Amazon; Bolivia; Paleoecology; Paleofire; Phytoliths; Pollen2015-05
45 Graves, Scott AndrewExamining vegetation phenology of Ugandan dambos using spectral mixture modeling fractionsOrganic Matter (SOM). Lacking O2, micro-organisms decompose SOM through anaerobic decomposition, which in turn produces CH4. Because wetland soils are continually saturated, the organic matter is decomposed primarily by anaerobic means, which makes wetlands the primary source of naturally produce...Vegetation mapping, Uganda;Wetland ecology, Uganda; Methane, Environmental aspects, Uganda2008-05
46 Remote sensing: green coverage area in Salt Lake CityStudy of urban vegetation coverage in Salt Lake CityGeography--Research--United States; Remote sensing
47 Welker, ChelseaMaster of Geographic Information ScienceCollection of GIS project course work for M.S. GIS from the University of UtahGeography--Research--United States2017
48 Eichorn, MichaelMaster of Geographic Information Science PortfolioDirectory page for an interactive portfolio that highlights course work completed for the MSGIS programGeography--Research--United States; Remote sensing2017
49 Theobald, MeganMaster of Geographic Science Informatoin PortfolioPage from a MSGIS portfolio that highlights the course work completed for the course GEOG 6960Geography--Research--United States
50 Rivera, SarahMaster of Geographic Information Science PortfolioWebsite outlining projects and coursework required for a Master of Geographic Information Science.Geography - information services2017
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