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NOTE:  Unless otherwise indicated, COAPS seminars and colloquia are are held in the COAPS Conference Room located at 2000 Levy Ave, Innovation Park

Monday, December 3 - COAPS Short Seminar Series


Renee Richardson - Envisioning Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise

Description: This talk will discuss the NCAR GIS BRIGHTE 2018 workshop I attended in August of this year. The workshop focused on how to effectively communicate storm surge and sea level rise to communities that are most vulnerable to the rising waters.


Jihoon Jung: Vulnerability to heat exposure at the county level in Florida

Description: This study investigated the vulnerability to heat exposure at the county level in Florida, U.S. The research area included all 67 counties in the state. The analysis period was from May to September 2008 to 2013. We used four kinds of data: 1) weather (temperature and humidity), 2) air pollution (ozone and PM 2.5), 3) health outcomes (emergency department (ED) and hospitalization admission for cardiovascular disease, dehydration, renal illness, respiratory disease, and heat-related illness), and, 4) socio-economic and demographic data. This study used the case-crossover analysis to examine the effects of air temperature on daily counts of health outcomes while controlling for air pollution exposure. We used a time-stratified design with a 28 day comparison window. Referent periods were extracted from ±7 and ±14 days to remove seasonality. The study has three main objectives. First, the study analyzes the risk of heat exposure for each disease category. Second, the study investigates whether the impact of heat exposure was modified by race, age, and sex. Lastly, we spatially examine the relationship between the extreme heat and health odds ratios and county level socioeconomic/demographic variables with spatial error/lag models. The results suggest heat-related illness shows the highest odds ratio (ED: 1.15, hospitalization: 1.15) and followed by dehydration (1.03, 1.02); renal illness (1.03, 1.01); cardiovascular disease (1.01, 1.01); and respiratory disease (1.01, 1.01). In addition, some groups such as Hispanics and female face relatively greater heat risks. We also found significant relationship between socioeconomic/demographic factors and heat health odds ratios.


Tracy Ippilito: Zotero - Your Personal Research Assistant

Description: Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials (such as PDF files). Notable features include web browser integration, online syncing, generation of in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies, as well as integration with the word processors Microsoft Word and LibreOffice Writer. It is produced by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. This talk will be a brief overview (with some demonstrations) of key features and provide the link for download (

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