– A team of University of Pennsylvania geologists and others used the occasion of the Mississippi River flood of the spring of 2011 to observe how floodwaters deposited sediment in the Mississippi Delta.
– Esri has been framing and working on a cloud platform for GIS for some time that has recently culminated in the launch of ArcGIS Online.
– Sharing food has widely been considered by scholars as a defining characteristic of human behavior.
Could unsafe agricultural practices be contributing to disease outbreaks in five states in west central Mexico? This project aims to find out through employing remote sensing satellites and GIS tools to analyze trends in agricultural practices, population, and disease occurrence and their relation to water quality in Mexico’s Lerma River and Lake Chapala.
Poor air quality in Monterrey, Mexico, is causing numerous cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. In the fall 2011 term, the Air Quality team focused on observing particulate matter concentrations and developed a mathematical model to relate air quality to public health in the metropolitan area. This relationship will allow officials take more effective action and raise awareness among metropolitan area inhabitants.
Blue-green algae is a potential food source for Asian carp in the Great Lakes, and was investigated by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative DEVELOP team using remote sensing techniques to analyze NASA MODIS data in the SeaDAS processing program. In addition, a risk assessment of streams accessible for spawning was conducted.
– The devastating tornadoes and rampant flooding that’s rocked the nation this year has often left the public with more questions than answers.