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51 Ottesen, MitchellMaster of Geographic Information Science PortfolioPage from a MSGIS portfolio that highlights cartography course work completed for the programGeography--Research--United States; Cartography--United States
52 Cheng, SiwenMaster of Geographic Information Science PortfolioWebsite outlining projects and coursework required for a Master of Geographic Information Science at the University of Utah.Geography - Research - information services2017
53 Eichorn, MichealMaster of Geographic Information Science portfolioWebsite outlining projects and coursework required for a Master of Geographic Information Science at the University of Utah.Geography - Research - Information services2017
54 Pulver, Aaron ThomasLocating automated external defibrillator enabled medical drones to reduce response times to out-of-hospital cardiac arrestsOut-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) is prevalent in the United States. Each year several hundred thousand people die due to cardiac arrest. The automated external defibrillator (AED) has greatly enhanced survival rates for OOHCA. However, one of the most important factors in successful resuscitat...backup coverage; geographic information systems; location modeling; medical drone; out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; spatial optimization2017
55 Farnham, Delanie RChild growth as a measure of resilience to food insecurity in burkina fasoWith the population steadily increasing, the demand for food is of great concern for many developing countries. Agrarian societies in developing nations are of particular concern because their food supply derives primarily from rain-fed agriculture. Increases in drought conditions and lower than ave...Burkina Faso; Childhood Malnutrition; Food Security; Quantile Regression; Resilience2017
56 Li, DapengModeling wildfire evacuation as a coupled human-environmental system using triggersWildfire is a common hazard in the western U.S. that can cause significant loss of life and property. When a fire approaches a community and becomes a threat to the residents, emergency managers need to take into account both fire behavior and the expected response of the threatened population to wa...fire spread modeling; GIS; reverse geocoding; traffic simulation; triggers; wildfire evacuation2016
57 Xiao, WeiyeWalkability, amenity, and physical activity: a study of salt lake countyWalking is regarded as the best moderate to vigorous physical activity (PA), which benefits people’s mental and physical health by decreasing obesity, increasing disease control, and relieving depression. Hence, promoting walkability is critical to sustainable development. In this thesis, we ...Social sciences2017
58 Smith, Kathryn LDeveloping emergency preparedness indices for local governmentsEmergency preparedness refers to steps taken prior to the onset of an emergency in an effort to improve the ability to respond to and recover from potential disasters. Local governments need a means of assessing their emergency preparedness in order to better focus their future efforts. Indices have...Emergency; Index; Preparedness2010
59 Song, YingVisual exploration of large traffic database using traffic cubesAdvances in data collection tools and computation abilities result in a significant increase of capabilities for both collecting and generating data. The consequent growth of available data generates an urgent need for techniques to transform the massive amount of collected data into useful infor...Traffic flow; Computer simulation2010-04-26
60 Spencer, Jessica D.An 8,000-year fire and vegetation history of an oak savanna in East Central MinnesotaOak savanna, a transitional ecosystem between open prairie and dense oak forest, was once widespread in central and southeastern Minnesota. As Europeans settled the area during the mid-1800s AD, much of the oak savanna ecosystem was destroyed through clearing for homesteads and agriculture, or conve...Charcoal; Fire; Minnesota; Oak savanna; Pollen; Sherburne2012-05
61 Warnick, Richard MichaelA digital atlas of Utah wildernessHuman-environment interaction has long been a primary theme of geographic thought. Public lands policies, and particularly wilderness designations, significantly shape the natural environment in western states such as Utah. Geographic information science and the Internet are now important parts of t...Atlas; Geography; GIS; Public lands; Utah; Wilderness2011-12
62 Lundeen, Zachary J.Paleoecological and isotropic records of climate change and variability from lakes and speleothems, Bear River Range, Southeastern IdahoA paleoenvironmental reconstruction is presented from the Bear River Range, southeast Idaho. Reconstructed environmental conditions are inferred from paleoecological proxies, including pollen, macrofossils, and macroscopic charcoal from lacustrine sediments taken from Plan B Pond. A second, compleme...Holocene; Idaho; Paleoclimate; Paleoecology; Pollen; Speleothem2012-12
63 Ritter, Benjamin JosephWhen and where: spatiotemporal analysis of dynamic public transit accessibility along the Wasatch FrontThe literature is rich with studies about accessibility to opportunities. However, most of these studies focus on driving or assume a fixed transit travel time between origins and destinations. Using the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) public transit network, this research uses temporally dynamic pub...Accessibility; Geography; GIS; Public transportation; Transportation2014-12
64 Siebeneck, Laura KathrynExamining the geographic dimensions of risk perception, communication, and response during the evacuation and return-entry processThe focus of this research is the geographical and temporal dimensions of the evacuation and return-entry process (EREP). The return-entry process, or the movement of evacuees back home after issuance of an all-clear message, presents unique hazards especially in cases where an area has sustained da...Cedar rapids; Evacuation; Flood; Hazards; Return-entry2010
65 Morris, Jesse LSedimentological evidence of late holocene disturbance on the Wasatch Plateau, Utah, USAIn spruce/fir ecosystems in the intermountain west, fire, bark beetles and humans play important roles in shaping the modern landscape. Environmental indicators derived from lake sediments provide excellent opportunities to resolve understanding of forest disturbance processes and the corresponding ...Forest ecology; Paleoecology2008-05
66 Burgess, Evan WSpatially calibrated model of annual accumulation rate on the Greenland ice sheet (1958-2007)Past estimates of Greenland Ice Sheet accumulation rates have been multiyear climatologies based on ice/firn cores and coastal precipitation records. Existing annually resolved estimates have incompletely quantified uncertainty, due primarily to incomplete spatial coverage. This study improves up...Ice sheets--Greenland2009-01-04
67 Culpepper, Patrick JohnAnalysis of terrestrial ground-based lindar datasets on active lava flow processes and the geomorphology of Pu'u O'o, HawaiiSince 1983 the eruptions from the Pu'u O'o vent in the Kilauea rift zone on the island of Hawaii have provided researchers numerous opportunities to study effusion rates, emplacement controls and the geomorphology of lava flows. This thesis utilizes recently acquired subcentimeter topographical d...LiDAR system; Pahoehoe flow; Volcanic hazard mitigation2009-04-27
68 Klein, Korey RobertTracking a wildfire in areas of high relief using volunteered geographic information: a viewshed applicationDuring rapid-onset disasters, timely dissemination of warning information to the public is crucial. Official emergency information channels are often slow, leaving the public to monitor social media websites for more timely updates. Examining Twitter communications, or tweets, sent during the 2012 W...GIS; Twitter; VGI; Viewshed; Wildfire2014-05
69 Kobayashi, TetsuoAn interactive visualization tool for mobile objectsRecent advancements in mobile devices - such as Global Positioning System (GPS), cellular phones, car navigation system, and radio-frequency identification (RFID) - have greatly influenced the nature and volume of data about individual-based movement in space and time. Due to the prevalence of mobil...Exploratory data analysis; GIS; Mobile object; Visualization2010-08
70 Blissett, Shawn DLate holocene history of vegetation, fire, and climate from a desert wetland in Southwest North AmericaThis study presents a late Holocene fire, vegetation, and climate history from ~2500 to 740 cal yr BP of Ciénega de San Bernardino, a desert wetland in southwestern North America. A high resolution multiple sedimentary proxy approach was used in conjunction with solid chronological control to deter...Cienega; Desert wetland; Medieval climate anomaly; Paleo fire record; Palynology; Southwest north america; Paleoclimatology2010
71 Mcnerney, LauraConstraining the greenland firn aquifer's ability to hydrofracture a crevasse to the bed of the ice sheetSpanning 1.7 million km2 with glacial ice that exceeds 3,000 m thick in the interior, the Greenland ice sheet plays a large role in Earth's response to climate change. A recently discovered firn aquifer within the ice sheet has the potential to buffer or enhance sea level rise by retaining or output...crevasses; fluid dynamics; Greenland ice sheet; groundwater flow; hydrofracture2016
72 Miege, ClementRecent ice sheet snow accumulation and firn storage of meltwater inferred by ground and airborne radarsRecent surface mass balance changes in space and time over the polar ice sheets need to be better constrained in order to estimate the ice-sheet contribution to sea-level rise. The mass balance of any ice body is obtained by subtracting mass losses from mass gains. In response to climate changes of ...Antarctica; Aquifer; Firn; Greenland; Radar2015-08
73 Li, HanInstitutions, economic transition, and urban land expansion in chinaDuring the past three decades, China was experiencing a transitional economy driven by both the market and the state. At the same time, the economic transitions brought a tremendous urban land expansion in China and other transitional socialist countries,China; Economic Transition; Institutions; Urban Expansion2016
74 Smith, Gregory EDevelopment of a flash flood potential index using physiographic data sets within a geographic information systemA Flash Flood Potential Index (FFPI) grid representing hydrologic response characteristics to heavy rainfall was developed for use in the flash flood warning decision-making process. Physical and empirical relationships exist between rainfall infiltration into the soil and the physiographic properti...Flash flood; Storm runoff2010
75 Skiles, S; McKenzieInterannual variability in radiative forcing by desert dust in snowcover in the Colorado River BasinDust in snow accelerates snowmelt through its direct reduction of snow albedo and its further indirect reduction of albedo by accelerating the growth of snow effective grain size. Since the Anglo expansion into the western United States that began in the mid 19th century, the mountain snow cover of ...Colorado River Basin; Cryosphere; Snowmelt; Interannual variability2010
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