Kristina H. Yamamoto

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1 Any use of trade names in this publication is for descriptive purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government. Abstract: Landscape assessment of soil moisture is critical to understanding the hydrological cycle at the regional scale and in broad-scale studies of biophysi-cal processes affected by global climate changes in(More)
Online interactive maps have become a popular means of communicating with spatial data. In most online mapping systems, Web Mercator has become the dominant projection. While the Mercator projection has a long history of discussion about its inappropriateness for general-purpose mapping, particularly at the global scale, and seems to have been virtually(More)
Enhancements in distributed geographic information systems, propelled to a large extent by the development of distributed processing, has evolved as an increasing area of exploration driven by geospatial problems in several fields that are increasingly computationally intensive (Zaslavsky and others, 2000). Research in the use of computing in the wider(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Sea turtles nesting beaches are found near-globally, and the ability to characterize beaches by topographic and bathymetric features has remained largely out of reach. Twenty-one beaches and their offshore areas in southern Florida used by three sea turtle species (Caretta caretta, Chelonia mydas, and Dermochelys coriacea) were(More)
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