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Journal Articles and Book Chapters


Drews, F.A., Musters, A., Siebeneck, L.K., and Cova, T.J. (in press) Environmental factors that affect wildfire protective-action recommendations. International Journal of Emergency Management.

Dennison, P.E., S.C. Brewer, J.D. Arnold, and M.A. Moritz, 2014. Large wildfire trends in the western United States, 1984-2011. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 2928–2933.

Siebeneck, L.K., and Cova, T.J. (2014) Risk communication after disaster: re-entry following the 2008 Cedar River Flood. Natural Hazards Review, 15(2): 158-166.

Dennison P.E., Fryer,G., Cova, T.J. (2014) Identification of firefighter safety zones using lidar. Environmental Modelling and Software, 59: 91-97.

Qi, Y., P.E. Dennison, W.M. Jolly, R.C. Kropp, and S.C. Brewer (2014) Spectroscopic Analysis of Seasonal changes in live fuel moisture content and leaf dry mass. Remote Sensing of Environment, 150, 198-206.

Arnold, J.D., S.C. Brewer, and P.E. Dennison (2014) Modeling climate-fire connections within the Great Basin and Upper Colorado River Basin, Western United States. Fire Ecology, 10, 64-75.

Casas, A., D. Riaño, S.L. Ustin, P. Dennison, and J. Salas (2014) Estimation of water-related biochemical and biophysical vegetation properties using multitemporal airborne hyperspectral data and its comparison to MODIS spectral response. Remote Sensing of Environment, 148, 28-41.

Fryer, G., Dennison, P.E. and Cova, T.J. (2013) Wildland firefighter entrapment avoidance: modeling evacuation triggers. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 22(7): 883-893.

Cova, T.J., Theobald, D.M, Norman, J., and Siebeneck, L.K., (2013) Mapping wildfire evacuation vulnerability in the western US: the limits of infrastructure. Geojournal, 78(2): 273-285.

Yebra, M., P.E. Dennison, E. Chuvieco, D. Riano, P. Zylstra, E.R. Hunt, F.M. Danson, Y. Qi, and S. Jurdao (2013) A global review of remote sensing of live fuel moisture content for fire danger assessment: moving towards operational products. Remote Sensing of Environment, 136, 455-468.

Thorpe, A.K., D.A. Roberts, E.S. Bradley, C.C. Funk, P.E. Dennison, and I. Leifer (2013) High resolution mapping of methane emissions from marine and terrestrial sources using a Cluster-Tuned Matched Filter technique and imaging spectrometry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 134, 305-318.

Mathseon, D.S. and P.E. Dennison (2012) Evaluating the effects of spatial resolution on hyperspectral fire detection and temperature retrieval. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 780-792.

Qi, Y., P.E. Dennison, J. Spencer, and D. Riaño (2012) Monitoring live fuel moisture using soil moisture and remote sensing proxies. Fire Ecology, 8(3), 71-87.

Roth, K.L., P.E. Dennison, and D.A. Roberts (2012) Comparing endmember selection techniques for accurate mapping of plant species and land cover using imaging spectrometer data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 127, 139–152.

Leifer, I. , B. Lehr, D. Simecek-Beatty, E. Bradley, R. Clark, P. Dennison, Y. Hu, S. Matheson, C. Jones, B. Holt, M. Reif, D. Roberts, J. Svejkovsky, G. Swayze and J. Wozencraft (2012) State of the art satellite and airborne marine oil spill remote sensing: Application to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 185-209.

Siebeneck, L.K. and Cova, T.J., (2012) Spatial and temporal variation in evacuee risk perception throughout the evacuation and return-entry process. Risk Analysis, 32(9), 1468-1480.

Cova, T.J., Dennison, P.E., Drews, F.A., (2011) Modeling evacuate versus shelter-in-place decisions in wildfires. Sustainability, 3(10): 1662-1687.

Dennison, P.E., and D.S. Matheson (2011) Comparison of fire temperature and fractional area modeled from SWIR, MIR, and TIR multispectral and SWIR hyperspectral airborne data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 876-886.

Larsen, J.C., P.E. Dennison, T.J. Cova, and C. Jones (2011) Evaluating dynamic wildfire evacuation trigger buffers using the 2003 Cedar Fire. Applied Geography, 31, 12-19.

Bradley, E.S., D.A. Roberts, P.E. Dennison, R.O. Green, M. Eastwood, S.R. Lundeen, I.B. McCubbin, and I. Leifer (2011) Google Earth and Google Fusion Tables in support of time-critical collaboration: Mapping the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with the AVIRIS airborne spectrometer. Earth Science Informatics, 4, 169-179.

Bradley, E.S., I. Leifer, D.A. Roberts, P.E. Dennison, and L. Washburn (2011) Detection of Marine Methane Emissions with AVIRIS Band Ratios. Journal of Geophysical Research, 38, L10702.

Peterson, S.H., M.A. Moritz, M.E. Morais, P.E. Dennison, and J.M. Carlson (2011) Modeling long-term fire regimes of southern California shrublands. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 20, 1-16.

Cao, L., Cova, T.J., Dennison, P.E., and Dearing, M.D. (2011) Using MODIS imagery to predict hantavirus risk. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20: 620-629.

Kobayashi, T., Medina, R., and Cova, T.J., (2011) Visualizing diurnal population change in urban areas for emergency management. Professional Geographer, 63: 113-130.

Larsen, J.C., Dennison, P.E., Cova, T.J., Jones, C. (2011) Evaluating dynamic wildfire evacuation trigger buffers using the 2003 Cedar Fire. Applied Geography, 3: 12-19.

Roberts, D.A., E.S. Bradley, R. Cheung, I. Leifer, P.E. Dennison, and J. Margolis (2010) Mapping methane emissions from a marine geological seep source Using imaging spectrometry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 592-606.

Moffatt, S.F. and Cova, T.J., (2010) Parcel-scale earthquake loss estimation with HAZUS: a case-study in Salt Lake County, Utah. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 37: 17-29.

Anguelova, Z., Stow, D.A., Kaiser, J., Dennison, P.E., Cova, T.J., (2010) Integrating fire behavior and pedestrian mobility models to assess potential risk to humans from wildfires within the US-Mexico border zone. Professional Geographer, 62: 230-247.

Dennison, P.E., and M.A. Moritz (2009) Critical live fuel moisture in chaparral ecosystems: A threshold for fire activity and its relationship to antecedent precipitation. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 18, 1021-1027.

Dennison, P.E. and D.A. Roberts (2009) Daytime fire detection using airborne hyperspectral data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 1646-1657.

Dennison, P.E., P.L. Nagler, K.R. Hultine, E.P. Glenn, and J.R. Ehleringer (2009) Remote monitoring of tamarisk defoliation and evapotranspiration following saltcedar leaf beetle attack. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 1462-1472.

Pultar, E., Raubal, M., Cova, T.J., Goodchild, M.F. (2009) Dynamic GIS case studies: wildfire evacuation and volunteered geographic information. Transactions in GIS, 13: 84-104.

Siebeneck, L. K., R. M. Medina, I. Yamada, and G. F. Hepner (2009) Spatial and temporal analyses of terrorist incidents in Iraq, 2004-2006. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 32(7): 591-610.

Cova, T.J., Drews, F.A., Siebeneck, L.K. and Musters, A. (2009) Protective actions in wildfires: evacuate or shelter-in-place? Natural Hazards Review, 10(4): 151-162.

Siebeneck, L.K. and Cova, T.J. (2008) An assessment of the return-entry process for Hurricane Rita 2005. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 26(2): 91-111.

Dennison, P.E., M.A. Moritz, and R.S. Taylor (2008) Evaluating predictive models of chamise critical live fuel moisture in the Santa Monica Mountains, California. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 17, 18-27.

Peterson, S.H., D.A. Roberts, and P.E. Dennison (2008) Mapping live fuel moisture with MODIS data: a multiple regression approach. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 4272-4284.

Clark, R.E., A.S. Hope, S. Tarantola, D. Gatelli, P.E. Dennison and M.A. Moritz (2008) Sensitivity analysis of a fire spread model in a chaparral landscape. Fire Ecology, 4, 1-13.

Medina, R., and G. F. Hepner. (2008) Geospatial analysis of dynamic terrorist networks. In Values and Violence: Intangible Aspects of Terrorism, eds. I. Karawan, W. McCormack and S. E. Reynolds. Berlin: Springer

Dennison, P.E., M.A. Moritz, and R.S. Taylor, 2008. Examining predictive models of chamise critical live fuel moisture in the Santa Monica Mountains, California. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 17, 18-27.

Dennison, P.E., Cova, T.J., and Moritz, M.A. (2007) WUIVAC: A wildland urban interface evacuation model applied in strategic wildfire scenarios. Natural Hazards, 41: 181-199.

VanLooy, J.A., and Cova, T.J. (2007) GIS-based indices for comparing airline flight-path vulnerability to volcanoes. Professional Geographer , 59(1): 74-86.

Dennison, P.E. (2006) Fire detection in imaging spectrometer data using atmospheric carbon dioxide absorption. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27: 3049-3055.

Xu B., P. Gong, E. Seto, S. Liang, C. H. Yang, S. Wen, D. C. Qiu, X. G. Gu and R. Spear, (2006) A spatial temporal model for assessing the effects of inter-village connectivity in schistosomiasis transmission. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 96(1):31-46.

Dennison, P.E. (2006) Fire detection in imaging spectrometer data using atmospheric carbon dioxide absorption. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27, 3049-3055.

Dennison, P.E., K. Charoensiri, D.A. Roberts, S.H. Peterson, and R.O. Green (2006) Wildfire temperature and land cover modeling using hyperspectral data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 100, 212-222.

Roberts, D.A., P.E. Dennison, S. Peterson, S. Sweeney, and J. Rechel (2006) Evaluation of AVIRIS and MODIS measures of live fuel moisture and fuel condition in a shrubland ecosystem in southern California. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 111, G04S02.

Kim, T.H., Cova, T.J., and Brunelle, A. (2006) Exploratory map animation for post-event analysis of wildfire protective action recommendations. Natural Hazards Review, 7(1): 1-11.

Dennison, P.E., Roberts, D.A., Peterson, S.H., and Rechel, J. (2005) Use of normalized difference water index for monitoring live fuel moisture. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26: 1035-1042.

Cova, T.J., Dennison, P.E., Kim, T.H., and Moritz, M.A. (2005) Setting wildfire evacuation trigger-points using fire spread modeling and GIS. Transactions in GIS, 9(4): 603-617.

Cova, T.J. (2005) Public safety in the urban-wildland interface: Should fire-prone communities have a maximum occupancy? Natural Hazards Review, 6(3): 99-108.

Xu B., P. Gong, G. Biging, S. Liang, E. Seto and R. Spear (2004) Snail density prediction for schistosomiasis control using IKONOS and ASTER images. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 70(11): 1285-1294.

Cova, T.J., Sutton, P.A, Theobald, D.M. (2004) Exurban change detection in fire-prone areas with nighttime satellite imagery. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 70: 1249-1257.

Cova, T.J., and Conger, S. (2004) Transportation hazards. in Handbook of Transportation Engineering, M. Kutz (ed.), pp. 17.1-17.24.

Cova, T.J., and Johnson, J.P. (2003) A network flow model for lane-based evacuation routing. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 37: 579-604.

Cova, T.J. and Johnson, J.P. (2002) Microsimulation of neighborhood evacuations in the urban-wildland interface. Environment and Planning A, 34: 2211-2229.

Radke, J., Cova, T.J., Sheridan, M.F., Troy, A., Lan, M., and Johnson, R. (2000) Application challenges for GIScience: implications for research, education, and policy for risk assessment, emergency preparedness and response. Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Journal, 12: 15-30.

Cova, T.J. (1999) GIS in emergency management. In: Geographical Information Systems: Principles, Techniques, Applications, and Management, P.A. Longley, M.F. Goodchild, D.J. Maguire, D.W. Rhind (eds.), John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp. 845-858.

Finco, M., and Hepner, G.F. (1999) Industrial location comparison using a GIS-based model of vulnerability. Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, 26(4): 243-252.

Finco, M., and Hepner, G.F. (1999) Environmental hazards on the US-Mexico border. In Geosystems Today: An Interactive Casebook, R. Ford and J. Hipple (eds.), John Wiley and Sons (New York).

Ridd, M.K. (1998) A comparison of four algorithms for change detection in an urban environment - a remote sensing perspective. Remote Sensing of Environment, 63(2): 95-100.

Finco, M., and Hepner, G.F. (1998) Modeling agricultural nonpoint source sediment yield in the Imperial Valley, California. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 64(11): 1097-1105.

Cannon, S.J., Kontuly, T., and Miller, H.J. (1998) GIS-based emergency response planning in a Mexico/U.S. border community. Applied Geographic Studies, 2(2): 111-130.

Lowry, J.H., Miller, H.J., Hepner, G.F. (1995) A GIS-based sensitivity analysis of community vulnerability to hazardous contaminants on the Mexico/U.S. border. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 61(11): 1345-1404.

Hepner, G.F. (1995) Modeling dense gaseous contaminant pathways over complex terrain using a geographic information system. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 42(2): 187-199.

Ridd, M. (1995) Exploring a V-I-S (vegetation-impervious surface-soil) model for urban ecosystem analysis through remote sensing: comparative anatomy for cities. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 16(12):2165-2185.

Emmi, P.C., and Horton, C.A. (1995)A monte-carlo simulation of error propagation in a GIS-based assessment of siesmic risk. International Journal of Geographical Information Systems, 9(4): 447-461.

Bowen, M., Kontuly, T., and Hepner, G.F. (1995) Estimating maquiladora hazardous waste generation on the U.S./Mexico border. Journal of Environmental Management, 19(2):281-296.

Fisher, A. L. (1985) Voluntary labor, Utah, the L.D.S. church, and the floods of 1983: A case study. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 33(3):53-74.

 

Theses


Qi, Yi (2014) New physical foundations for remote sensing estimation of live fuel moisture content and fire danger. Ph.D. dissertation (P.E. Dennison, Chair).

Klein, Korey (2014) Tracking a wildfire in areas of high relief using volunteered geographic information: a viewshed application. M.S. Thesis (T.J. Cova, Chair).

Arnold, James (2013) Modeling climate fire connections within the Great Basin and Upper Colorado River Basin, Western United States. M.S. Thesis (P.E. Dennison and S. Brewer, Co-chairs).

Fryer, Greg (2012) Wildland firefighter entrapment avoidance: developing evacuation trigger points utilizing the WUIVAC fire spread model. M.S., Thesis (P.E. Dennison, Chair).

Martineau, Eric (2012) Earthquake risk perception in Salt Lake City, Utah. M.S. Thesis (T.J. Cova, Chair).

Matheson, Scott (2011) Evaluating the effects of spatial resolution on hyperspectral fire detection and temperature retrieval. M.S. Thesis (P.E. Dennison, Chair).

Beaty, Mark (2010) An examination of a pixel replacement algorithm for monitoring post-fire chaparral recovery using indices derived from AVIRIS data. M.S. Thesis (P.E. Dennison, Chair).

Larsen, Jeremy (2010) Analysis of wildfire evacuation trigger-buffer modeling from the 2003 Cedar Fire, California. M.S. Thesis (P.E. Dennison, Chair).

Siebeneck, Laura (2010) Examining the geographic dimensions of risk perception, communication and response during the evacuation and return-entry process. Ph.D. Dissertation (T.J. Cova, Chair).

Cao, Lina (2010) Anthropogenic habitat disturbance and the dynamics of hantavirus using remote sensing, GIS, and a spatially explicit agent-based model. Ph.D. Dissertation (T.J. Cova, Chair).

Smith, Kate (2010) Developing emergency preparedness indices for local government. M.S. Thesis (T.J. Cova, Chair).

Van Drimmelen, Marquessa (2010) Family gathering in emergencies: the 2007 Angora Wildfire as a case study. M.S. Thesis (T.J. Cova, Chair).

Medina, Richard (2009) Use of complexity theory to understand the geographical dynamics of terrorist networks, Ph.D. dissertation (G.F. Hepner, Chair).

Naisbitt, Adam (2008) Avalanche frequency and magnitude: using power-law exponents to investigate snow-avalanche size proportions through time and space. M.S. Thesis (R.R. Forster, Chair).

Siebeneck, L.K. (2007) An assessment of the return-entry process for Hurricane Rita, 2005. M.S. Thesis (T.J. Cova, Chair).

Johnson, J.P. (2007) Microsimulation of neighborhood-scale evacuations. M.S. Thesis (T.J. Cova, Chair).

Minton White, D. (2006) Chronic technological hazard: the case of agricultural pesticides in the Imperial Valley, California. Ph.D. dissertation (G.F. Hepner, Chair).

Atwood, G. (2006) Shoreline superelevation: evidence of coastal processes of Great Salt Lake, Utah. Ph.D. Disseration (K.A. Moser, Chair).

Chang, W. (2004) An activity-based approach for modeling evacuation under wildfires. M.S. Thesis (T.J. Cova, Chair).

Bolser, J. (2004) A Development Response to Santaquin City's Natural Disasters. M.S. Technical Report (G.F. Hepner, Chair).

Hernandez, M.W. (2004) A Procedural Model for Developing a GIS-Based Multiple Natural Hazard Assessment: Case Study-Southern Davis County, Utah. Ph.D. Dissertation (M.K. Ridd, Chair).

Pratt, T. (2001) Predicting Pinyon-Juniper woodland fire intensity using Landsat thematic mapper. M.S. Thesis (M.K. Ridd, chair).

White, S.W. (2001) Geographic visualization of surficial hydrologic processes during the 1993 Midwest floods. Ph.D. Dissertation (M.K. Ridd, Chair).

McNeally, P.B. (2000) Avalanche slide path stability modeling. M.S. Thesis, (H.J. Miller, Chair).

Swartling, E.K. (1997) Bilingual GIS: An industrial hazards interface for the US/Mexico border. M.S. Technical Report (G.F. Hepner, Chair).

Bishop, E.J. (1997) Application of GIS to estimate losses from surface fault rupture Salt Lake County, Utah. M.S. Thesis (P.C. Emmi, Chair).

Cannon, S.J. (1996) Emergency response planning along the U.S.-Mexico border using a GIS. M.S. Thesis (T. Kontuly, Chair).

Romney, J.A. (1996) Detection of abandoned mines utilizing multi-tiered remote sensing. M.A. Thesis (M.K. Ridd, Chair).

Borgione, J.V. (1995) Network analysis and dam safety inspections in Utah. M.S. Thesis.

Bowen, M.M. (1995) Estimating maquiladora hazardous waste generation. M.S. Thesis (T. Kontuly, Chair).

Lowry, J.H. (1994) An assessment of community vulnerability to hazardous contaminants using a GIS. M.S. Thesis (H.J. Miller, Chair).

Horton, C.A. (1993) Earthquake risk: a GIS-based model and sensitivity analysis, Salt Lake County, Utah. Ph.D. Dissertation (P.C. Emmi, Chair).

Poreda, S. (1992) Vegetation recovery and dynamics following the Wasatch Mountain Fire (1990) Midway, Utah. M.S. Thesis (L. Wullstein, Chair).

Birch, T.C. (1991) Proposed seismic multi-hazard reduction plan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints educational system's released time seminaries in the Salt Lake Valley. M.A. Thesis (F. May, Chair).

Keate, N.S. (1991) Debris flows in southern Davis County, Utah. M.S. Thesis (F. May, Chair).

Barnes, B.S. (1991) Hazard analysis for wildlife in the urban/wildland interface of Emigration Canyon, Utah. M.S. Thesis (M.K. Ridd, Chair).

McCurdy, K.D. (1990) Human adjustments to snow avalanche hazards in upper Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah 1870-1990. M.S. Thesis. McCandless, A.G. (1986) Natural hazard assessment of Sandy City and vicinity: a study in applied geomorphology. M.S. Thesis (M.K. Ridd, Chair).

Williams, G.W. (1981) Geomorphic and geotechnical considerations relating to foothill development in Davis County, Utah. M.S. Thesis (M.K. Ridd, Chair).

 

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