Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences

Volume 24



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Table of Contents


Evaluating the Utility of Land Satellite Information for Strip Mine Reclamation Monitoring and Assessment

James Lein, Pages 1-8


Applying Geographical Techniques to Land Use/Land Cover Analysis in and Around Protected Areas

Jeffrey O. Durrent, Pages 9-18


Toward the Identification and Delineation of Relic Landscapes Using Landsat TM+ Data

Timothy G. Anderson and James K. Lein, Pages 19-26


Assessing Forest Damage by the Southern Pine Beetle in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky

John K. Maingi, Mary C. Henry, and William M. Luhn, Pages 27-34


Assessing the Effect of Roads on Desert Ground Squirrels

Michael J. Starr, Pages 35-40


Great Extirpations: A Tale of Two Diversities in the Southwestern U.S. and Northwestern Chihuahua

William Forbes, Pages 41-49


Influence of Ash Deposition on Vegetation Reestablishment at Mount S. Helens

Luke Marzen, Pages 50-56


Hazardous Ice Jams in Northwestern Montana: Their Prediction and Effects on the Landscape

David R. Butler and Forrest D. Wilkerson, Pages 57-64.


Distribution of Fine Atmospheric Particulates: Central U.S., 1994-1998

Kevin L. Baumann and Vincent P. Gutowski, Pages 65-73


Relationship of Various El Nino Indices to Precipitation Variability in the Southwestern U.S.

Kent M. McGregor, Pages 74-81


Moisture Variability Regions and Atmospheric Circulation Anomalies in the Mississippi-Missouri River Basin

Robert V. Rohli, Pages 82-90


The Synoptic Climatology of Lower Atmospheric Ozone Exceedances in St. Louis, Missouri

Mark L. Hildebrandt, Pages 91-96


African River Discharge Rates: Trends and Periodicities During Austral Summer

Maurice J. McHugh, Pages 97-105


KATS: A GIS-based Spatial Decision Support Tool for Water Resource Management in Kansas

Max Lu and John Harrington, Jr., Pages 106-112


The Magnitude, Frequency and Spatial Distribution of Tornadoes in Texas: An Assessment of Tornado Risk

Kevin R. Mulligan, Lucia S. Barbato, and Stephen Weinbeck, Pages 121-129


Using GIS to Estimate Flood Risk to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (Cafos) in Brazoria County, Texas

Christy-Ann Archuleta and Pamela S. Showalter, Pages 130-139


Real Estate Values in Houston, Texas Following a Major Flood Occurrence: An Application of the Tobin-Newton-Montz Concepts of Flood-Induces Changes in Urban Land Values

R. Denise Blanchard-Boehm and D. Eric Pimpler, Pages 140-148


An Analysis of Spatial Variation in Emergency Preparedness: Patterns and Trends across New York State

Matthew Baker, Pages 149-155


Identifying Geographic Areas of Abnormally High and Low Rates of Low Birth Weight Incidence in Florida

Steven Reader and Brandi Bartolomeo, Pages 156-164


Breast Cancer and Environmental Pollution in Texas

Deanna Sanchez, Pages 165-173


Geographic Clusters of Lung Cancer Mortality in Northeastern Texas and Its Relationship to Socioeconomic Conditions

Xinnong Zhou, Pages 174-182


Children’s Health Characteristics under Different Evacuation Strategies: The Eruption of Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador

Graham A. Tobin and Linda M. Whiteford, Pages 183-191


A Geographic Information Systems Approach to Buruli Ulcer Research: A Proposal

Joseph R. Oppong, Minhe Ji, and Kwame Asamoah, Pages 192-200


Environmental Justice in Dallas County, Texas: A Spatial Analysis of Hazardous Waste Site Locations

Deanna Sanchez and Harry Williams, Pages 201-208


A Spatial Coincidence Analysis of Environmental Equity in Hillsborough County, Florida and Marion County, Indiana

Michael A. Griffith, Pages 209-217


The Politics of Pesticides: Geographic Patterns of Commercial Applications in New York

Burrell E. Montz, Pages 218-225


El Paso-Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua: Transportation Problems in the Paso Del Norte Region

Robert J. Czemiak, Pages 226-234


Business Impacts of Highway Bypasses

Jonathan C. Comer and G. Allen FInchum, Pages 235-243


The Pilot Study as a Step in the Process of Implementing Transportation Innovations: Findings from the Walking Security Index (WSI) Project

Barry Wellar, Pages 244-252


Changing Retailing Patterns in the Largest U.S. Airports

Jerod Dinkin, Pages 253-259


Determination of Factors Associated with Retail Leakage

Patricia Stadelman and Rob Farrell, Pages 260-267


Teletechnology and Restructuring America’s Urban Landscape

Jeffrey P. Richetto, Mark D. Mullane, and Robert Russell, Pages 268-275


Regional Variations in Home Personal Computer Ownership in the United States

Jayajit Chakraborty and M. Martin Bosman, Pages 276-283


Propagation of Errors in Spatial Analysis

Peter P. Siska and I-Kuai Hung, Pages 284-290


Interpretive Geography: A Texas Hill Country Example

James Kimmel, Pages 291-295


Evaluating Conflict Associated with Personal Watercraft

Elaine S. Lynch and Thomas A. Wikle, Pages 296-304


Gang Crime in East Austin: Perceptions of Police and Neighborhood Association Leaders 1996-2000

Ward Adams, Pages 305-310


Creating A Central Place for Geography in Society and the University: An Historic Opportunity

Douglas Richardson, Pages 311-315


A Model for Geography Department Recruitment of Minority Students

Richard G. Boehm and Lawrence E. Estaville, Pages 316-321


Identifying Barriers to Native American Participation in Higher Education

Rebecca A. Johns, Pages 322-331


A Case Study of “Real-World” Project Work in Undergraduate GIS Instruction: The Educational Value of Working with Realistically Problematical Data

Harry Williams and William Coleman, Pages 332-340


Students’ Perceptions of Strategies for Increasing Interest in Geography

Monica Nyamwange, Pages 341-348


Diversity in Undergraduate Geography Education: Analysis of Course Requirements across U.S. Undergraduate Geography Department

David Rutherford, Pages 349-356


Locating a Multiple Institution Teaching Center in North Austin, Texas

F. Benjamin Zhan and Ian A. Martin, Pages 357-365