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Flood modeling of Schoharie Creek (North Blenheim - Breakabeen) Aug 28, 2011

Above is an animation of the flood event on Aug 28, 2011 in North Blenheim. In August 2011, Hurricane Irene swept through a large portion of eastern New York State, leaving many communities in shambles and hundreds of people homeless. One of the crucial aspects of flood modeling is determining a flood’s return period (i.e., 100 yr, 200 yr or …

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LiDAR Visualization

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) uses laser pulses to accurately gather horizontal and vertical positions by collecting data from instruments attached to aircraft, satellite, or leveled on a tripod for terrestrial surveys. The data can be stored as an LAS or ASCII file and then converted to a multipoint feature using a Geographical Information System …

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PEOPLES Resilience Framework for Mapping Recovery in Haiti

Community resilience is defined as the ability to prepare for and recover from extreme events (both natural and man-made disasters). The PEOPLES Resilience Framework was designed to enable researchers from different disciplines to measure, model and describe seven different categories of community resilience indicators (http://mceer.buffalo.edu/quakesummit2011/program/presentations/08_d-Renschler.pdf). As part of Dr. Renschler’s Landscape Modeling with GIS class at …

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