Documenting Coral Reefs with “Immersive” Video
Glacial retreat on Antisana and Cotopaxi stratovolcanos in the Eastern Cordillera, Ecuador
2010 UCSB Energy Consumption Map
The California State University Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology Geospatial Research, Education, and Technology Network
Glacial Change of the Quelccaya Ice-Cap, Peru, During the Last Two Decades
Damage Detection for the March 2011 Tsunami in Japan
UCSB Earthquake Hazards
UCSB Earthquake Hazards Alex Schild, Austin Foley, and Chelsea Schauer Santa Barbara and the surrounding area lay in the wake of most earthquakes generated along the San Andreas Fault, which is an active and therefore potentially dangerous transform fault line dividing the Pacific from the North American plate. Despite the potential risk, Santa Barbara inhabitants knowingly choose to work and reside here, and each year more than 20,000 students choose to attend the University of California Santa Barbara. On a campus located so close to the shaking effects of the San Andreas Fault, the matter of public safety in the event of natural disaster often comes into question. Accessible data is compiled to evaluate the high risk areas on the UCSB campus to determine where emergency medical kits would be of most use in the event of an earthquake.
Where is the Real UCen?
Where is the Real UCen? [The concept of centers at UCSB] Lisa Berry, Shauna Cooper, Adam Rottman-Hipps, and Stephanie Truitt UCSB has a well-known building called the University Center. The purpose of this project is to examine the concept of centers and to find the ?real? UCen and explore the perceptions that people have of where the center of campus is, taking into consideration new construction of buildings on campus. The center of campus was analyzed from three different perspectives: the mean center of the buildings over time, the mean center of classroom usage by quarter, and the perceptual center of campus. The goal was to determine how the mean center of student locations changed when new academic buildings were built. It was hypothesized that if a new academic building is of significant size, it should move the mean center of campus, as well as shift where students are on campus.
Modeling the Spatial Dynamics of Near-shore Marine Species
James R. Watson, David A. Siegel, Satoshi Mitarai, Bruce Kendall, Steve Gaines, ChangMing Dong, Jim McWilliams
In an effort to understand the population dynamics of marine species in and around the Santa Barbara Channel, a simple demographic model with coastal circulation simulations of larval dispersal has been combined. By altering life history traits (e.g., pelagic larval duration) a hydrodynamic model?which spans the period 1993 to 1999?has been used to find the physical source and destination relationships for several important Californian marine species. This information is then fed into a demographic model that includes fecundity, habitat, and several mortality parameters. This spatially explicit demographic model has enabled teasing apart the local effects of persistent ocean flows, suitable habitat, and basic life-history traits.
Earth Research Institute, University of California Santa Barbara, 2Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California Santa Barbara, 3Institute of Geophysical and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles