JDJCSET | Sigma Xi Poster Competition

Title

Remote Sensing: Discovering the Power of Water

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Mathematics

Minor

Geographic Information Science

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Haluk Cetin, PhD.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

When looking at the phenomenon of weather in the United States, vast occurrences of violent catastrophes have struck a notable location: New Orleans. Many in the form of a substance that sustains our very lifespan, water. The number of hurricanes that have hit the United States is startling but the damage that has been done by famous storms is tremendous. The most well-known storm to the United States was Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans. Billions of dollars of destruction and countless lives affected, many to wonder if there is a better way to predict and possibly even stop these aquatic storms that utilizes the same liquid we use to survive every single day. Satellite imagery and different classification techniques were used to enlarge details and explain why Katrina had more effect then we thought. Various techniques, experiments and applications of remote sensing were used to execute my assumptions I had prior to this project. Analyzing the intense powers of water through remote sensing shows us the change of landscape, specifically the vegetation change. Such changes were mapped using Landsat satellite data to show before and after of Hurricane Katrina hit the area. With this investigation, I have discovered the true powers of water.

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Remote Sensing: Discovering the Power of Water

When looking at the phenomenon of weather in the United States, vast occurrences of violent catastrophes have struck a notable location: New Orleans. Many in the form of a substance that sustains our very lifespan, water. The number of hurricanes that have hit the United States is startling but the damage that has been done by famous storms is tremendous. The most well-known storm to the United States was Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans. Billions of dollars of destruction and countless lives affected, many to wonder if there is a better way to predict and possibly even stop these aquatic storms that utilizes the same liquid we use to survive every single day. Satellite imagery and different classification techniques were used to enlarge details and explain why Katrina had more effect then we thought. Various techniques, experiments and applications of remote sensing were used to execute my assumptions I had prior to this project. Analyzing the intense powers of water through remote sensing shows us the change of landscape, specifically the vegetation change. Such changes were mapped using Landsat satellite data to show before and after of Hurricane Katrina hit the area. With this investigation, I have discovered the true powers of water.