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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Weather Hazard Management

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer programs that store, analyze, and communicate spatial information. It is designed to be a general tool which can serve the purpose of integrating data from diverse sources to solve complex problems. One such problem is forecasting the impacts of severe weather events and designing appropriate plans and responses to minimize the damage to property and loss of life. In this project we develop methods for combining National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts and warnings with other relevant spatial data such as population distribution across New York State and Western New York, population characteristics collected from the Census 2010, and infrastructure such as roads and networks.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenters: Kristin Bremer (Undergraduate Student)
Kara Kerschner (Undergraduate Student)
Erin Pratt (Undergraduate Student)
Chad Selbert (Undergraduate Student)
Micheal Simpson (Undergraduate Student)
Jonathan Strivings (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Earth Science
Location: 31 Hartwell
Time: 2:45 pm Session IV