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Kristina Yamamoto

Kristina Yamamoto

Doctor of Philosophy

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This chapter reports on the merging of geospatial data transformation, high-performance computing (HPC), and cyberinfrastructure (CI) domains for map projection transformation through performance profiling and tuning of pRasterBlaster, a parallel map projection transformation program. pRasterBlaster is built on the desktop version of mapIMG. Profil...
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There are undeniable practical consequences to consider when choosing an appropriate map projection for a specific region. The surface of a globe covered by global, continental, and regional maps are so singular that each type distinctively affects the amount of distortion incurred during a projection transformation because of the an assortment of...
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Sea turtle nesting beaches in southeastern Florida were evaluated for changes from 1999 to 2005 using LiDAR datasets. Changes to beach volume were correlated with changes in several elevation-derived characteristics, such as elevation and slope. In addition, these changes to beach geomorphology were correlated to changes in nest success, illustrati...
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Online interactive maps have become a popular means of communicating with spatial data. In most online mapping systems, Web Mercator has become the dominant projection. While the Mercator projection has a long history of discussion about its inappropriateness for general-purpose mapping, particularly at the global scale, and seems to have been virt...
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Satellite-based remote sensing has essentially been absent from processes evaluating compliance with environmental policy. Through a case study of the observance of sea turtle light ordinances in Florida, this study seeks to demonstrate that remotely sensed data can be beneficial in evaluation of environmental policy compliance. As a means to incre...
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Scientists routinely accomplish small-scale geospatial modeling using raster datasets of global extent. Such use often requires the projection of global raster datasets onto a map or the reprojection from a given map projection associated with a dataset. The distortion characteristics of these projection transformations can have significant effects...
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Sea turtles nesting beaches are found near-globally, and the ability to characterize beaches by topographic and bathymetric features has remained largely out of reach. Twenty-one beaches and their offshore areas in southern Florida used by three sea turtle species (Caretta caretta, Chelonia mydas, and Dermochelys coriacea) were compared using topog...
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We studied nesting site preferences and hatching success of loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on Akyatan Beach, Turkey. The distribution of nests varied annually, with green turtles nesting most often in vegetated areas and loggerhead turtles most commonly in nonvegetated areas. Green turtle hatching success was higher...
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Landscape assessment of soil moisture is critical to understanding the hydrological cycle at the regional scale and in broad-scale studies of biophysical processes affected by global climate changes in temperature and precipitation. Traditional efforts to measure soil moisture have been principally restricted to in situ measurements, so remote sens...

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