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76 Zhang, LingRetail internationalization and urban restructuring in china: a study of foreign hypermarkets and urban land with geographic information system and remote sensingChina’s retail sector has undertaken tremendous transformation since its opening to foreign investment in 1992. Retail transnational corporations have expanded rapidly in this emerging market. Yet relatively little is known about how they have embedded in the Chinese market and expanded spati...China; hypermarket; land use; retail internationalization; Suzhou; urban growth2016
77 Meadows, Michelle KristineHigh frequency variability in glacier meltwater patterns in the rhone watershed, switzerlandGlaciers contribute to the hydrology of many mountainous watersheds worldwide. Significant attention has been given to seasonal discharge measurements and modeling and relatively little to shorter timescale glacier discharge; thus, our understanding of high frequency variability is more limited. Thi...Glacier hydrology; Glacier meltwater; Glaciology2017
78 Headman, Alexander O.Evaluation of fire regime shifts in boreal alaska through the use of sedimentary charcoalIn the field of ecology, regime shifts are often abrupt and catastrophic occurrences with far reaching effects on global and local ecosystems which result in distinct changes in the composition and function of an ecosystem. The boreal forest provides a loPure sciences; Health and environmental sciences; Earth sciences2016
79 Heyer, Joshua PSpatial correlation analysis of niÑo3.4 sea surface temperatures with western north america hydroclimateThe El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impacts hydroclimate variability in western North America (NA). Tropical Pacific sea-surface temperature (SST) forcing on NA hydroclimate has been explored in depth at regional-spatial scales. However, an understanEl Nino Southern Oscillation; Headwaters; Hydroclimate; Synoptic Climatology; Teleconnections; Western North America2016
80 Powell, AshleyUnderstanding the relationship between fire, climate, and population in Central Uganda from 1990-2010Fire is a form of natural disturbance that can keep ecosystems in balance, but fire in Africa is neither entirely natural nor anthropogenic due to the hundreds of thousands of years of coexistence between fire and humans. In central Uganda fires can easily reach the size of 200 km and fire is an eff...Climate; Fire; Population; Remote Sensing; Uganda2012-12
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 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
85 Fuhriman, ChristopherReimagined Territory: A New Theory of Terrorist GeographiesThis research proposes a new theoretical concept of reimagined territory for application in the study of terrorism and other forms of political violence. Geographic theories of space and place, geopolitics, and multidisciplinary terrorism studies provide the theoretical framework for this dissertati...Geography2017
86 Martineau, Eric LeeSeismic risk perception and household adjustment in Salt Lake City, UtahMillions of people in the United States are at significant risk of experiencing earthquakes. Understanding how households perceive seismic risk and prepare for an earthquake event is of increasing concern. This study examined the seismic risk perceptions and adoption of household seismic adjustments...Geography2012
87 Latham, Paris WalkerEvaluating the Effects of Snowstorm Frequency and Depth on Skier Behavior in Big Cottonwood Canyon, UtahVehicular traffic to the resorts in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah during the winter season can be heavy on weekends and mornings just after or during a storm event as fresh snow attracts a large skier population. Traffic congestion can occur given that the canyon road is one lane in each direction, wh...Geography; Recreation2017
88 Nicolosi, Emily AnnGeographies of climate change mitigation: an exploration of the climate change movementThe climate change movement shares a single grievance that it seeks to address, climate change, but within this movement there are different perspectives on, first, what solutions are most appropriate and, second, what the fundamental problem is to be addressed. Looking at these two factors through ...carbon footprint; climate change; climate change mitigation; geography; social movements; Transition Towns2015
89 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
90 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
91 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
92 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
93 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
94 Li, YingruA multilevel analysis of China's regional inequality in a geographic information system environmentChina's reform and transition have dramatically accelerated the socioeconomic development in the last three decades. At the same time, the unequal distributions of wealth and social resources have been intensified. China's regional inequality has attracted more attention from both policy makers and ...China regional development; China economic development; China socioeconomic2012-05
95 Macharia, Anthony NjugunaReconstructing paleoenvironments using a mass-energy flux frameworkSpatial patterns in 13C/12C ratios of soil and sedimentary organic carbon are related to the woody cover distribution in a landscape and can aid in reconstructing environments. Woody cover is, in turn, controlled by climate, hydrology, and disturbance regime within an ecosystem. Geomorphology, distu...Diatoms; Palynology; Sediments; Soils; Stable isotopes; Woody cover2012-12
96 Arnold, James D.Modeling climate-fire connections within the Great Basin and Upper Colorado River Basin, Western United StatesThe Great Basin and Upper Colorado River Basin of the Western United States possess complex topography and varied fire ecology. The specific precipitation and temperature patterns that may increase the likelihood of fire occurrence and severity in this region are poorly understood. This study used a...Climate; Maxent; Modeling; Spatial; Western U.S.; Wildfire2013-05
97 Langtry, Shirley Ann DanielsHousing selection: a study of the geographic and sociologial factors influencing housing choice in a sub-community of Salt Lake CityThe research study looked at the geographical and sociological factors influencing housing selection in a sub-community of Salt Lake City. Attention was focused on the low income to determine if cultural supports present in a blighted or slum neighborhood outweighed the physical aspects of bad housi...1972
98 McCoy, William DennisA reinterpretation of certain aspects of the late quaternary glacial history of little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Mountains, UtahHolocene and late Pleistocene deposits in the cirques and at the mouths of Little Cottonwood and Bells Canyons are reexamined. Stratigraphy, radiocarbon dating, lichenometry, and relative age dating methods provide evidence for a new age interpretation of glacier and rock glacier deposits. Of the re...1977
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