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Integrating Community Volcanic Hazard Mapping, Geographic Information Systems, and Modeling to Reduce Volcanic Hazard Vulnerability
This dissertation is composed of an introductory chapter and three papers about vulnerability and volcanic hazard maps with emphasis on lahars. The introductory chapter reviews definitions of the term vulnerability by the ...
Impinging Jets in a Confined Environment: Application for Soil Erosion
Impinging jets cause soil erosion in many natural and engineering processes such as landscape craters, headcuts, and plunge pools. Impinging jets also have been employed for assessment of soil erodibility, including ...
Modeling the Accessibility of Oral Healthcare Facilities for Older Adults
Increased lifespans and population growth have resulted in an aging society that must reckon with the complex health needs that arise as adults age. Understanding healthcare accessibility for older adults is necessary ...
The development of a coupled ecosystem exchange plant hydraulic model to explore drought related plant mortality
A goal of global climate change modeling is to predict the impact of climate change on the distribution of global vegetative cover. The primary objective of this research is to study one factor influencing the distribution ...
An object-based approach to the extraction and classification of buildings from LIDAR point clouds
Despite advances in remote sensing technology and computational power, automatic land use classification has remained a difficult process, and successful approaches require the incorporation of ancillary GIS data. This ...