The Science Seminar Series: April 12, 2012
Application of Geographic Information Systems to Karst Geomorphology and Environmental Problems
Dr. Can Denizman
Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences
Valdosta State University
Time: 4:00 -5:00pm
Connection between surface and subsurface karst development in Florida was studied by comparing the spatial distribution of karstic depressions and caves. Standard deviational ellipse orientations for caves and karstic depressions, obtained by means of spatial statistics tools of ArcGIS, suggest a significant connection between surface and subsurface karst development.
Using spatial distributions of various land use categories and superfund and hazardous material sites, GIS was also used to identify areas susceptible to point and nonpoint contamination around Suwannee River, Florida.