IMAGE OF THE WEEK
Balloon mystery: In recognition of Guido Cervone’s birthday, some person or persons decorated his office over the weekend. Each balloon encloses a couple of small puzzle pieces.
- After nearly eight years with Esri, alumnus Mark Smithgall, (’09) started a new position as a GIS Administrator for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.
- E.-K. Kim successfully defended her dissertation in fall 2017, and starts her postdoc at University of Zurich, Switzerland in spring 2018.
- Adrienne Kramer (nee Tucker) passed her doctoral dissertation defense on December 18; she has just accepted a new job as Senior GIS Analyst at the International Association of Fire Fighters
- Graduate student award deadline: Nominations for the department’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1.
We’re still brewing Coffee Hour for this week. An announcement will come soon. In the meantime, check out the rest of the spring semester schedule: http://www.geog.psu.edu/news/coffee-hour. And remember, if you missed a talk, you can view the video on Mediasite.
Doctoral student melds passions for science, helping others in FEMA job
Geography doctoral student Adrienne Kramer has always wanted to help people, and her first job out of college is letting her do this for potentially millions of people affected by hurricanes, flooding and other disasters. As an emergency management specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), Kramer is able to apply her geography skills to build maps, analytical tools and other resources to help the agency improve its response and recovery operations.
Century of data shows sea-level rise shifting tides in Delaware, Chesapeake bays
The warming climate is expected to affect coastal regions worldwide as glaciers and ice sheets melt, raising sea level globally. For the first time, an international team has found evidence of how sea-level rise already is affecting high and low tides in both the Chesapeake and Delaware bays, two large estuaries of the eastern United States.
Enhancing the temporal resolution of satellite-based flood extent generation using crowdsourced data for disaster monitoring
Panteras, G., Cervone, G.
International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 39(5), 2018.
Damage assessment of the urban environment during disasters using volunteered geographic information
Hultquist, C., Sava, E., Cervone, G., Waters, N.
In: L. Shintler and Z. Chen (Eds.), Big Data for Regional Science. CRC Press, ch 18. 2017.
Quantifying methane emissions from natural gas production in north-eastern Pennsylvania
Barkley, Z.R., Lauvaux, T., Davis, K.J., Deng, A., Miles, N.L., Richardson, S.J., Cao, Y., Sweeney, C., Karion, A., Smith, M. and Kort, E.A.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(22), p.13941, 2017
Analysis of errors introduced by geographic coordinate systems on weather numeric prediction modeling
Cao, Y., Cervone, G., Barkley, Z., Lauvaux, T., Deng, A., Taylor, A.
Geoscientific Model Development. Volume 10, 2017, pp. 3425–3440. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3425-2017.
A cloud-enabled automatic disaster analysis system of multi-sourced data streams: An example synthesizing social media, remote sensing and Wikipedia data
Huang, Q., Cervone, G., Zhang, G. Computers,
Environment and Urban Systems, Volume 66, 2017, pp. 23-37, ISSN 0198-9715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2017.06.004. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0198971517303216)