(2011)

Yazoo Darter Road Crossing Evaluation

The goal of this project is to analyze the barriers and pathways to the migration and movement of the Yazoo Darter in a portion of its ecosystem in northern Mississippi.

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(2011)

A GIS Investigation of Regional Geologic Controls on Mercury Deposits in the Southwest Region of Arkansas

The goal of this Master’s thesis project is to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to determine which mode of deposition (structural features or lithologic changes) better explains the linear depositional pattern of mercuric minerals within the Arkansas mercury district by examining which potential control mechanism is closer to the deposit locations. Presumably, the closer a controlling mechanism is to the site of deposition, the more influence it will have on the deposit location.

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(2011)

UM-CTI Mobile monitoring system for an ad-hoc transit system.

The goal of this project is to develop a mobile monitoring system for an ad-hoc transit system. This system will provide mobile device users with accurate location information of vehicles not necessarily adhering to a strict route of transit. We plan to provide this service not only to transit users with handheld mobile devices, but also to businesses known to serve large numbers of transit users with custom-built "kiosks".

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(2011)

Blue Springs Mapping Project: Geospatial Information for Planned Economic Development

This project aims to provide the basic data set needed for well-planned economic development in the Pontotoc, New Albany, Blue Springs, and Tupelo area.

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(2011)

Developing a Community Socio-Economic Resilience Profile

Our task has been to provide a coherent conceptual and operational framework for creating a community socio-economic resilience profile (SERP) through GIS so it can be used to develop tools that may allow local citizens and planners to assess and enhance their community's resilience.

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(2011)

The Effectiveness of Using MODIS Products to Map Sea Surface Oil

This project describes the effectiveness of using standard Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) imagery and products, produced by NASA and distributed through the Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs), to monitor and map oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico from the oil release at the Deepwater Horizon site.

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(2010)

MississippiView - AmericaView Consortium

The goals of this project are to promote and facilitate geospatial data usage, research and collaboration among the geospatial community in Mississippi while fostering national and international cooperation.

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(2009)

Modeling Seagrass Community Using Remote Sensing and Real-Time Instrument Packages

The goal of this project is to evaluate the effects of using NASA science data as input to the seagrass model developed by Fong and Harwell to investigate the changes in seagrass communities in the Gulf of Mexico.

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(2009)

Multitemporal Analysis for Disaster Management and Response using Evolutionary Computation

The goal of this project is to develop an innovative tool to extract specific feature types from remotely sensed imagery to improve disaster response and recovery efforts.

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(2009)

Predicting Shallow Surficial Failures in the Mississippi River Levee System Using Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery

The goal of this project is to develop a hyperspectral imagery based model to predict slides in the Mississippi River levee system.

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(2009)

Developing Virtual Soil Moisture Sensor (VSMS) Using Optical and Microwave Satellite Imagery for High Resolution Soil Moisture Mapping

The goal of ths project is to develop a virtual soil moisture sensor to estimate, monitor and map surface soil moisture at high resolution through a combination of microwave and optical remote sensing data.

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(2009)

Modeling Non-Point Pollution and Erosion Into Gulf Coast Bays and Marshes

Evaluate model performance using better precipitation data for the Nonpoint Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool (N-SPECT) to generate outputs that are more accurate.

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(2009)

Integration of NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Data into the SERVIR Flood Decision Support System for Mesoamerica

The goal of this project is to test and validate next generation Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) data to 1) enhance the current satellite-based inputs into SERVIR, 2) replace AMSR-E data used for SERVIR’s flood Decision Support System (DSS) for floods and 3) calibrate flood extent information generated from AMSR-E data with gauging data in Central America.

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(2008)

Rapid Prototyping of NASA Next Generation Sensors for the SERVIR System of Fire Detection in Mesoamerica

The goal of this project is to evaluate the potential of the next generation of NASA sensor for active fire detection.

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(2008)

Evaluating the Integration of a Virtual Evapotranspiration Sensor into the Annualized Agricultural Non-Point Source Model

The goal of this project is to investigate the use of satellite remotely sensed evapotranspiration data in watershed pollution prediction model and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the model.

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(2008)

Use of NASA Satellite Assets for Predicting Wildfire Potential for Forest Environments in Guatemala

The goal of this project is to assess the capability of NASA’s upcoming Visible Infrared Imager / Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) satellite sensor for contributing to the development of a near real time forest fire potential decision support system in Guatemala.

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(2008)

Pilot Project for Digital Mapping Solutions for Humanitarian Relief Efforts in El Salvador

The goal of this project is to develop and test digital field mapping solutions to support disaster preparedness while providing worldwide access to any collected data for World Vision International or other staff as a tool to communicate disaster need to potential donors.

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(2008)

Mapping Spatial Variation in Surface Moisture Using Reflective and Thermal ASTER Imagery for Southern Africa

The goal of this project is to evaluate the potential of ASTER imagery to map the variation of crop moisture in crop field of Sothern Africa.

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(2007)

Mississippi Area Remapping Strategies (MARS): Water Valley Fire Hydrant Mapping Project

The goal of this project is to mentor students from a local high school in order to provide training and expertise so that they can complete a community-based geospatial information science and technology (GIS&T) project.

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(2007)

Detection of Levee Slides using Commercially Available Remotely Sensed Data along the Mississippi River Levee System

This project was designed to develop methods to identify levee slides using commercially available high resolution multispectral and hyperspectral imagery.

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(2006)

Oxford-University of Mississippi Intelligent Transportation Systems Project

The goal of this project is to improve the quality of life in Oxford and the surrounding area using advanced traffic management tools and technologies.

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(2005)

Mobile Device Training for Emergency Responders

The goal of this project is to provide training for county Emergency Management Agencies on the use of mobile computing devices to be used during the response to Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) incidents.

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