Category Archive: Projects

Wildfire Airborne Sensor Program (WASP) Demonstration Project

Research Leaders Dr. Donald McKeown, Distinguished Researcher (Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology) Michael Richardson, Distinguished Researcher (Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology) Collaborator Chris S. Renschler, LESAM Research Assistant Laercio Namikawa Abstract WASP’s mission is the detection and monitoring of wildfires from an aircraft at an altitude of up to …

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Geo-spatial Dynamic Response Assessment Tool (GeoDRAT) Platform

Principal Investigator Chris S. Renschler Sponsor Environment & Society Institute (University at Buffalo) Collaborators Michael Sheridan, Director (Center for Geohazard Studies, University at Buffalo) David Palacios Estremera, Professor (Facultad de Geografia Fisica, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain) Research Assistants Jorge Bajo, Luis Miguel Tanarro Garcia, Alexandre Sorokine, Laercio Namikawa, Yuxia Huang, Esperanza Salinas Abstract (more details get …

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Integrated Observation and Simulation Based Risk Management

ITR-Information Processing for Integrated Observation and Simulation Based Risk Management of Geophysical Mass Flows Principal Investigator Abani Patra, Professor (Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo) GIS Project Leader Chris S. Renschler, LESAM Collaborators David Mark, Director (National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), University at Buffalo) Michael Sheridan, Director (Center for …

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Geo-spatial Interface for Cornell Cropware

Research Leader   Chris S. Renschler Sponsor Nutrient Management Spear Program (Cornell University) Collaborator Quirine Ketterings, Associate Professor (Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University) Research Assistant Matthew Malinowski Abstract Crop farmers across the country face the task of developing nutrient management plans for their farms. Fertilizer, pesticide, and manure applications are the primary sources of …

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Cattaraugus Creek Watershed Strategy: Soil and Water Assessment Tool

LESAM team members set up the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) simulation runs to illustrate the challenges, opportunities, and limitations of basin-scale soil and water decision-support tools.

SGER: Benchmarking Urban and Structural Vulnerability

Principal Investigators Ronald Eguchi, ImageCat Inc. Beverly Adams, ImageCat Inc. Sponsors Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) – National Science Foundation (NSF) Supervisor Chris S. Renschler Research Assistants Haifeng Yu, Heidi Perry Abstract: This project will investigate qualitative and quantitative techniques for analyzing the spatial distribution of burnt structures from the 2007 California Wildfires. …

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BLM – WEPP/GeoWEPP Distance Learning Modules

The project team develops a series of on-line distance learning modules for the BLM National Training Center that will be offered through the DOI LEARN Course Catalog. The series will be designed as a follow up to the already existing WEPP module offered through DOI LEARN and the one currently under development (WEPP Land Cover).

NOAA Community Resilience Index

Principal Investigator Chris S. Renschler, LESAM Sponsors U.S. Dept. of Commerce – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC Collaborators Ronald T. Eguchi, ImageCat Inc. Stephanie Chang, University of British Columbia John C. Pine, Appalachian State University Scott Miles, Western Washington University Beverley Adams, ImageCat Inc. Adam Rose, University of Southern California …

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Haiti Damage Assessment

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred 16 miles west of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. In an effort to aid emergency management efforts, members of LESAM participated in a damage assessment. By comparing pre– and post earthquake imagery using Google Earth, members were able to classify the extent of the damage done to each building …

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Geo-Spatial Wildland Management Tool – Cumulative Watershed Effects Extension

Principal Investigator Chris S. Renschler Sponsors U.S. Dept. of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service U.S. Dept. of Agriculture – Forest Service U.S. Dept. of Interior – Bureau of Land Management Environment & Society Institute (University at Buffalo) Collaborators William Elliott, Research Leader (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture – Forest Service) Bill Ypsilantis, Soil Scientist (U.S. Dept. …

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