Geoinformatics and Earth Observation Laboratory

Department of Geography ◆ Institute for CyberScience

Pennsylvania State University

Publications


2017

News

Geography undergraduate researches tea plantation loss through Tea Institute, Penn State News.

Journal Articles

Coletti, M., Hultquist, C., Kennedy, W. G., Cervone, G. Validating Safecast data by comparisons to a U. S. Department of Energy Fukushima Prefecture aerial survey. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 171, 9–20. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.01.005, February 2017.

Hunter, H., Cervone, G. Analysing the influence of African dust storms on the prevalence of coral disease in the Caribbean Sea using remote sensing and association rule data mining, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38:6, 1494-1521, January 2017.

Hultquist, C., Cervone, G. Citizen monitoring during hazards: validation of Fukushima radiation measurements. GeoJournal, doi:10.1007/s10708-017-9767-x, January 2017.

Presentations

Hultquist, C., Cervone, G., Geoinformatics and Earth Observation for Understanding Human-Environment Processes, American Meteorological Society (AMS). 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice - Uses of Earth Observations and Geospatial Information to Support Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. January 2017.

2016

News

Geography student wins ICS poster competition, Penn State Institute for CyberScience News.

Mining social media to task satellite data collection during emergencies, SPIE newsroom.

Mining social media can help improve disaster response efforts, Penn State news.

Book Chapter

Cervone, G., Schnebele, E., Waters, N., Moccaldi, M., Sicignano, R., 2016. Using Social Media and Satellite Data for Damage Assessment in Urban Areas During Emergencies. In: P. THakuriah et al. (eds.), Seeing Cities Through Big Data. Springer Geography, pp. 443-457.

Huang, Q., Cervone, G., 2016. Usage of Social Media and Cloud Computing During Natural Hazards. In: Vance, T.C., Merati, N., Yang, C., Yuan, M. (Eds.), Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Academic Press, pp. 297-324.

Journal Articles

Sava, E., Clemente-Harding, L., Cervone, G. Supervised classification of civil air patrol (CAP). Natural Hazards, 1-22, 2016.

Leone, V., Cervone, G., Iovino, P., Impact assessment of PM10 cement plants emissions on urban air quality using the SCIPUFF dispersion model. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 188:499. doi:10.1007/s10661-016-5519-5, 2016.

Medina, R. M., Cervone, G., Waters, N. M. Characterizing and predicting traffic accidents in extreme weather environments. The Professional Geographer, 6, 1–12, 2016.

Ferruzzi, G., Cervone, G., Delle Monache, L., Graditi, G., Jacobone, F., Optimal bidding in a Day-Ahead energy market for Micro Grid under uncertainty in renewable energy production. Energy, 106, 194-202, 2016.

Cervone, G., Sava, E., Huang, Q., Schnebele, E., Harrison, J., Waters, N., Using Twitter for Tasking Remote Sensing Data Collection and Damage Assessment: 2013 Boulder Flood Case Study. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37(1), 100-124, 2016.

Presentations

Hultquist, C., Cervone, G., Situation Awareness of Hazards: Validation of Multi-source Radiation Measurements, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Oral presentation in Model, Tools, Techniques, and New Data Streams for Natural Hazards and Emergencies I. San Francisco, CA, December 2016.

Sava, E., Thornton, J., Kalyanapu, A., Cervone, G., Integration of Contributed Data with HEC-RAS Hydrodynamic Model for Flood Inundation and Damage Assessment: 2015 Dallas Texas Case Study (poster), American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2016.

Hultquist, C., Cervone, G., Citizen Monitoring During Hazards: Validation of Fukushima Radiation Measurements (poster). Research Day Penn State, Institute for CyberScience, University Park, PA, October 2016.

Xin, Y., Cervone, G., Using Volunteered Geographic Information to Estimate People's Accumulated Radiation Exposure (poster), Research Day Penn State, Institute for CyberScience, University Park, PA, October 2016.

Sava, E., Thornton, J., Kalyanapu, A., Cervone, G., Integration of Contributed Data with HEC-RAS Hydrodynamic Model for Flood Inundation and Damage Assessment: 2015 Dallas Texas Case Study (poster), Research Day Penn State, Institute for CyberScience, University Park, PA, October 2016.

Cervone, G., Hultquist, C., Using Volunteer Geographical Information for Situation Awareness during Hazards, CRS4, Cagliari, Italy, June 2016 (invited).

Cervone, G., Clemente-Harding, L., Alessandrini, S., Delle Monache, L., Analog Ensemble for Renewable Energy Forecasts, University of Salerno, Italy, June 2016 (invited).

Cervone, G., Clemente-Harding, L., Alessandrini, S., Delle Monache, L., Photovoltaic Power Forecast Using Neural Networks and Analog Ensemble, The Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy, June 2016 (keynote).

Cervone, G., Filling the Gaps in Remote Sensing Data using Twitter, Flickr and Instagram, NASA SEDAC User Working Group, Washington D.C., June 2016 (invited).

Cervone, G., Sava, E., Hultquist, C., Using R for Spatial Analytics. Software Engineering Assembly (SEA) University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Co, April 2016.

Hultquist, C., Cervone, G., Citizen Monitoring during Hazards: The Case of Fukushima Radiation. Session chair and presenter: Citizen Science for Environmental Monitoring and Hazards. Session chair: Spatiotemporal Symposium: New Data Sources Technologies and Tools for Disaster Management. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, March 2016.

Sava, E., Cervone, G., Fusion of Remote Sensing Data and Social Media for Damage Assessment during Emergencies: 2015 Texas Flood Case Study (oral), Association of American Geographers AAG Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2016.

Xin, Y., Cervone, G., Visualization and Analysis of Individual Radiation Exposure Using Volunteered Geographic Information, Cartography Honors Student Paper Competition session, AAG Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2016.

Cao Y., Cervone G., Lauvaux T., Barkley Z.,Aijun D.. The Impact of Geographic Coordinate System on Weather Numerical Model, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2016.

Cervone, G. Fusion of Remote Sensing and Social Media during Emergencies, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, March 2016 (invited).

Alessandrini S., Delle Monache, L., Cervone, G., Harding, L., and Haupt, S. E., Gridded Probabilistic Forecasts of Weather Parameters with an Analog Ensemble, AMS, Seattle, WA, January 2016.

2015

News

Penn State, NCAR researchers aim to better predict renewable energy production, Penn State news.

Book Chapter

Schnebele, E., Oxendine, C., Cervone, G., Ferreira, C. M., Waters, N. Using Non-authoritative Sources During Emergencies in Urban Areas. In Computational Approaches for Urban Environments (pp. 337-361). Springer International Publishing, 2015.

Journal Articles

Alessandrini, S., Delle Monache, L., Sperati, S., Cervone, G., An analog ensemble for short-term probabilistic solar power forecast, Applied Energy, DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.08.011, 157:95-110, 2015.

Sava, E., Twardy, C., Koester, R., Sonwalkar, M., Evaluating Lost Person Behavior Models. Transactions in GIS, 2015.

Costantin, J., Delle Monache, L., Alessandrini, S., Cervone, G., Predictor-weighting strategies for probabilistic wind power forecasting with an analog ensemble. Energy Meteorology, DOI: 10.1127/metz/2015/0659

Schnebele, E., Tanyu, B., Cervone, G., Waters, N. Review of remote sensing methodologies for pavement management and assessment. European Transport Research Review, 7(2):1–19, 2015.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Ferruzzi, G., Cervone, G., Bidding Strategy of a MicroGrid in the Deregulated Market under Uncertain Photovoltaic Production, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop onSmart Cities and Urban Analytics, Seattle, WA, USA, November 2015.

Hultquist, C., Simpson, M., Cervone, G., Huang, Q., Using Nightlight Remote Sensing Imagery and Twitter Data to Study Power Outages, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on the Use of GIS in Emergency Management (EM-GIS), Seattle, WA, USA, November 2015.

Huang, Q., Cervone, G., Jing, D., Chang, C., DisasterMapper: A CyberGIS framework for disaster management using social media data, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data 2015, Seattle, WA, USA, November 2015.

Ciaramella, A., Staiano, A., Cervone, G., Alessandrini, S., Bayesian Based Neural Network Models for Solar Photovoltaic Forecasting, 25th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks (WIRN-2015), Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Italy, May 20-22 2015

Presentations

Harding, L., Cervone, G., Delle Monache, L., GC53D-1240: Analog Ensemble Methodology: Expansion and Optimization for Renewable Energy Applications (poster), AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2015.

Hultquist, C., Cervone, G., ED53B-0855: Citizen Monitoring during Hazards: The Case of Fukushima Radiation after the 2011 Japanese Earthquake (poster), AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2015.

Cao, Y., Barkley, Z., Cervone G., Lauvaux, T., A11M-0239: Fusion Geographic Information System Data with State-of-the-art Atmospheric Systems: Application to Methane Source Mapping over the Marcellus Shale formation (poster), AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December, 2015.

Sava, E.,, Harding, L., Cervone, G., NH52A-03: Supervised classification of aerial imagery and multi- source data fusion for flood assessment (oral), AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2015.

Ferruzzi, G., Cervone, G., Bidding Strategy of a MicroGrid in the Deregulated Market under Uncertain Photovoltaic Production, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop onSmart Cities and Urban Analytics, Seattle, WA, USA, November 2015.

Hultquist, C., Simpson, M., Cervone, G., Huang, Q., Using Nightlight Remote Sensing Imagery and Twitter Data to Study Power Outages, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on the Use of GIS in Emergency Management (EM-GIS), Seattle, WA, USA, November 2015.

Huang, Q., Cervone, G., Jing, D., Chang, C., DisasterMapper: A CyberGIS framework for disaster management using social media data, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data 2015, Seattle, WA, USA, November 2015.

Cervone, G., Sava, E., Huang, Q., A CyberGIS framework for the study of Environmental Hazards, CyberGIS Meeting, USGS, Reston VA, September 2015.

Cervone, G., Data fusion of remote sensing and volunteer geographical information, Workshop on Disaster Tools, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg PA, August 2015.

Cervone, G., Filling Gaps in Remote Sensing Data Using Social Media During CBRNE Emergencies, ONR HA/DR Operations Program Review, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg PA, July 2015.

Hultquist, C., Simpson, M. Real-time Detection and Tracking of Power Outages via Social Media, Natural Hazards Center Annual Workshop. Boulder, CO, July 2015.

Hultquist, C., Coletti, M., Cervone, G., Citizen Monitoring during Hazards: The Case of Fukushima Radiation after the 2011 Japanese Earthquake, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Annual Meeting. Alexandria, VA. May 2015.

Hultquist, C., Machine Learning for Post-fire Burn Severity Assessment in Diseased Forests, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, April 2015.

Sava. E., Harding-Clemente L., Cervone, G., Classification of Civil Air Patrol Imagery for Flood Damage Assessment, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2015.

Harding, L., Cervone, G., Application of the Analog Ensemble Methodology Using Predictor Weighting for Renewable Energy, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Session: Energy Transitions I: Analysis, Chicago, IL, April 2015.

Coletti, M., Cervone, G., A python QGIS plugin for twitter analysis during emergencies, Software Engineering Application Conference (SEA-2015), invited talk, Boulder Co, April 2015.

Harding, L., Cervone, G., Brothers, M., Application of the Analog Ensemble Methodology to Renewable Energy: Visualization of Optimized Parameter Weighting, Spatial Cognition Symposium, March 2015.

Cervone G., Geoinformatics approaches for environmental hazards damage assessment and renewable energy optimization, University of Wisconsin at Madison, February 27, 2015

Cervone G., Power Metered Forecasts for Renewable Energy, Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy, January 2015.

2014

Articles and Interviews

Penn State Department of Geography newletter

Book

Cervone, G., Lin, J., Waters, N. Data Mining for Geoinformatics: Methods and Applications, volume ISBN-13: 978-1-4614-7668-9. Springer, 2014.

Book Chapter

Cervone, G., Franzese, P. Source term estimation for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. In Data Mining for Geoinformatics, pages 49–64. Springer, 2014

Journal Articles

Sava E., Edwards B., and Cervone G.: Chlorophyll increases off the coasts of Japan after the 2011 tsunami using NASA/MODIS data, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1999–2008, doi:10.5194/nhess-14-1999-2014, 2014

Schnebele, E., Cervone, G., and Waters, N.: Road assessment after flood events using non-authoritative data, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1007-1015, doi:10.519 4/nhess-14-1007-2014, 2014.

Manca, G., Cervone, G., Klarke, K. Combined approach of a couple fire model with atmospheric releases: the case of the 2003 Glacier wildfires, European Journal of Remote Sen sing, 47:181–193, 2014.

Schnebele, E., Cervone, G., Kumar, S., Waters, N. Real time estimation of the Calgary floods using limited remote sensing data, Water, 6:381-398, 2014.

Hultquist, C., Chen, G., Zhao, K. A comparison of Gaussian process regression, random forests and support vector regression for burn severity assessment in diseased forests. Remote Sensing Letters, 5(8):723–732, September 2014.

Refereed Conferences Proceedings

Cervone, G., Schnebele, E., Waters, N., Harrison, J., Moccaldi, M., Sicignano, R. Using social media to task data collection and augment observations in urban areas during emergencies: 2013 Boulder floods case study. In Proceedings of Big Data for Urban Informatics Conference (BDUIC), Chicago, IL, August 11-12 2014.

Oxendine, C. E., Schnebele, E., Cervone, G., Waters, N. Fusing non-authoritative data to improve situational awareness in emergencies. In Proceedings of the 11th Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Conference, pages 762–766. University Park, PA, May 19-21 2014.

Presentations
Clemente-Harding, L., American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting. 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Phoenix, AZ, December 2014.

Cervone G., High Performance Computation for Probabilistic Forecasts, NSF Workshop on Polar CyberInfrastructure, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, December 2014.

Hultquist, C., Criminalization of Indian Politics in Uttar Pradesh, Pennsylvania Geographical Society. State College, PA, November 2014.

Hultquist, C., Machine Learning for Post-fire Burn Severity Assessment in Diseased Forests, Pennsylvania Geographical Society. State College, PA, November 2014.

Hultquist, C., Machine Learning for Post-fire Burn Severity Assessment in Diseased Forests, Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers. York, PA, October 2014.

Cervone, G., From Big Data to Big Knowledge: The Revolution of CyberScience and GeoInformatics, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder CO, July 2014.

Cervone, G., Rocco, G., Radzikowski, J., Assessing the potential impact of shale gas extraction on rattlesnakes in rural areas using UAVs, Boulder Linux User Group, Boulder CO, July 2014.

Cervone, G., Schnebele, E., GeoInformatics Approach for the Analysis of Big Data from Atmospheric Models, Remote Sensing and Social Media, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder CO, July 2014.

Cervone, G., Using Geoinformatics for the analysis of remote sensing, model and social media ’big data’ to study environmental hazards, Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Caserta, Italy, June 2014.

Cervone, G., Fusing Remote Sensing and Social Media for Situation Awareness During Emergencies, ONR Science Meeting, Washington D.C., May 2014.

Cervone, G., Code Testing in a Distributed Environment: Lessons Learned from a Joint University-NCAR project, Software Engineering Application Conference (SEA-2014), invited talk, Boulder Co, April 2014.