Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorWhite, Joseph Daniel.
dc.contributor.authorNaqvi, Zainab R.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Environmental Science.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-02T19:59:59Z
dc.date.available2010-02-02T19:59:59Z
dc.date.copyright2009-12
dc.date.issued2010-02-02T19:59:59Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5530
dc.description.abstractThe present study examined the relationship between climate and the incidence of vector-borne disease. The climatological phenomenon El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) was found to be significant in predicting the frequency and intensity of hurricane seasons for the Atlantic Ocean and the Yucatan Peninsula between 1985 to 2007. Satellite analysis for hurricanes that impacted the Yucatan Peninsula, specifically the country of Belize, between 1995 and 2007 determined changes in the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), mid-infrared range (MIR), and thermal infrared range (TIR) immediately after and one month after the hurricanes. Regression analyses found that correlations between reported cases of malaria and dengue fever for Belize and changes in the NDVI, MIR, and TIR existed between immediate and persistent impacts and disease incidence.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Zainab R. Naqvi.en
dc.format.extent603778 bytes
dc.format.extent606274 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectClimate change.en
dc.subjectVector-borne diseases.en
dc.subjectMalaria.en
dc.subjectDengue fever.en
dc.subjectRemote sensing.en
dc.subjectEl Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO).en
dc.subjectBelize.en
dc.titleUsing remote sensing to assess potential impacts of hurricanes on mosquito habitat formation : investigating the mechanisms for interrelationship between climate and the incidence of vector-borne diseases.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.S.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science.en


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record