Hi, I am Marcela. I work with Prof. Keith C. Clarke in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My research interests lie at the intersection of Cartography, Geographic Information Science and Disaster Management. Specifically, my dissertation research focuses on understanding how reports contributed by general public can be used to assess the impact of weather-related disaster events. By integrating spatial and temporal analysis methods, spatial statistics, geovisualization and content analysis techniques, my dissertation research will illustrate how to assess the quality of weather-related disaster reports as well as to inform on how people’s reports can be best used to calibrate forecasts and warnings.
MSc in Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response
Department of Geology, University of Costa Rica
B.Eng. in Cadastral Engineering and Geodesy
Distrital University “Francisco Jose de Caldas”. Colombia
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