For the 10 formal labs this semester you will do the following:
Lab 1 – Familiarize yourself with various GIS data formats & file conversion, write code to import and export
Lab 2 – Write code to create IDRISI metadata file.
Lab 3 – Conduct an Internet search for data for your project, check metadata for quality and completeness, and evaluate the data’s usefulness or limitations for your research.
Lab 4 – Create an ambient air temperature surface based on regression of elevation and temperature data. Write a model to reclass elevation data and soils, find the intersection of the two that meets the necessary criteria for recessional sorghum production and create a map of suitability zones.
Lab 5 – Write the code to sample points from elevation contour data, with which you will then create digital elevation model (DEM) surface using the geostatistically-based method of interpolation called kriging and the Delauney triangulation method to create a TIN.
Lab 6 – Write a model to route hydrological flow, and calculate potential soil saturation, using the neighborhood function (useful for erosion modeling, too); extra credit if you can delineate a watershed!
Lab 7 – Write a model to evaluate and plot the 2-dimensional environmental gradient space (temperature and moisture) required by a species for maximum production.
Lab 8 – Write a model to predict hourly solar insolation using trigonometric functions and known algorithms; create a 24-hour time-series display.
Lab 9 – Create a calibrated “suitability” surface for a spread model that simulates
land use change, animal migration, disease, fire, pollutant transport, etc..
Lab 10 – Write a fire model using the calibrated suitability surface created in lab 9.
When you’ve a
Lab 11 - Work on own model. Sheet describing project data sources due.
Lab 12 – Instruction in how to create an ECOPLOT visualization. Work on own model. Project cartographic models due.
Lab 13 -- Work on own model. Pseudocode due.
Lab 14 -- Work on own model. (last official lab)
(date tba) Turn in project FORTRAN code.
FINAL Presentations scheduled for date tba