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RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

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Faculty Sponsor Name

Professor Uli Ingram

Disciplines

Geographic Information Sciences | Physical and Environmental Geography | Remote Sensing | Spatial Science

Abstract (300 words maximum)

My poster that I am presenting is about the prediction of wildfires in the state of California. I sourced data from the internet (Wildlands Fire Management Research) and formatted it into two separate maps and an infographic (pie chart.) I overlayed 20 years’ worth of data collect about wildfires across the United States and made inferences and deductions about where potential fires could burn in years to come, and which areas could be safe. Since there are many unpredicted elements that could happen in years to come, this is not an exact prediction, just an approximation. I spent time in ArcGIS Pro to format the data and create these maps to apply to my research and studies. The pie chart shows the percentage of my predictions map that has the potential to burn and is more unlikely to burn. Based on my judgements, a little over half of the state has the potential to burn in years to come. I am not predicting in how many years these areas are predicted to burn, just that they have the capability. Thank you and enjoy!

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, asynchronously via recorded video upload

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California Wildfire Predictions for Future Years

My poster that I am presenting is about the prediction of wildfires in the state of California. I sourced data from the internet (Wildlands Fire Management Research) and formatted it into two separate maps and an infographic (pie chart.) I overlayed 20 years’ worth of data collect about wildfires across the United States and made inferences and deductions about where potential fires could burn in years to come, and which areas could be safe. Since there are many unpredicted elements that could happen in years to come, this is not an exact prediction, just an approximation. I spent time in ArcGIS Pro to format the data and create these maps to apply to my research and studies. The pie chart shows the percentage of my predictions map that has the potential to burn and is more unlikely to burn. Based on my judgements, a little over half of the state has the potential to burn in years to come. I am not predicting in how many years these areas are predicted to burn, just that they have the capability. Thank you and enjoy!

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