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Evaluating post-Katrina recovery in Mississippi using repeat photography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21272057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hurricane Katrina of August 2005 had extensive consequences for the state of Mississippi in the United States. Widespread infrastructure and property damage, massive social dislocation, and ecological loss remain among the many challenges faced by communities as they work towards 'normalcy'. This study employs repeat photography to understand differential recovery from Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. Revealing change with conventional landscape photography, a process known as repeat photography, is common in the natural sciences. Simply stated, repeat photography is the practice of re-photographing the same scene as it appears in an earlier photograph. Photographs were taken at 131 sites every six months over a three-year period. Each photograph was assigned a recovery score and a spatially interpolated recovery surface was generated for each time period. The mapped and graphed results show disparities in the progression of recovery: some communities quickly entered the rebuilding process whereas others have lagged far behind.
Authors:
Christopher Burton; Jerry T Mitchell; Susan L Cutter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Disasters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-7717     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702072     Medline TA:  Disasters     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2010 The Author(s). Disasters © Overseas Development Institute, 2010.
Affiliation:
PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute, University of South Carolina, United States Research Associate Professor at the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute, University of South Carolina, and Director of the Center of Excellence for Geographic Education, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina, United States Carolina Distinguished Professor and Director of the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute, University of South Carolina, United States.
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