Lecture notes for ENVR 468
Fall 2019

Lectures are in Rosenau 235 (RO 235)

Computer labs are in Health Sciences Library rooms 307 (HSL 307)

 
 
Week 1
Tu 8/20, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235.
01_rapidIntroductionToENVR468.docx      A rapid introduction to ENVR 468
01b_TCEnewJerseyENVR468.pptx      Case study: TCE along the rivers of New Jersey
02_introductionToGIS.pptx       Introduction to GIS
arcGISshortCourses.htm      (Do short course 1-3 at home)
 
Th 8/22, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235  
arcGISshortCourses.htm Go over short courses 1-3 in class (review them afterwards at home)
03_CalculusUsefulForStat.docx       Calculus useful for statistics
 
Week 2   Start hwk 1
Tu 8/27, 9:30-10:45am: ArcGIS computer lab in HSL 307  (ArcGIS 1) 
arcGISshortCourses.htm      Short courses 4,5,6 (Finish short courses 1- 6 at home)
understandingCoordinateSystems.htm      Understanding coordinate systems
 
Th 8/29, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235  
04_MeasureTheoryUsefulForStat.docx       Measure theory useful for statistics
05_introToRandomVariables.docx       Introduction to Random Variables
 
Week 3 Hwk 1 part 1 and 2 due Tu 9/3 noon
Tu 9/3, 9:30-10:45am ArcGIS computer lab in HSL 307  (ArcGIS 2).
06_environmentalDataAndArcGIS.docx       General Guide to Environmental Data and ArcGIS
Phos_Data_and_Locations.DBF      Surface water Phosphorus data and locations in NJ
07_creatingDataLibraryforBME.docx        Obtaining Freshwater Quality Data for NJ 
NJRaritanGIS.zip        NJ shapefiles and Surface water Phosphorus data and locations in NJ
NJRaritanGIS_5.zip      NJ shapefiles and Surface water Phosphorus data and locations in NJ (completed project)
 
Th 9/5, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235  
(Continue 05_introToRandomVariables.doc)       Introduction to Random Variables
08_IntroductionToTGIS.docx      Introduction to TGIS (TGIS chapter 1)
 
Week 4  
Tu 9/10, 9:30-10:45am, ArcGIS computer lab in HSL 307  (ArcGIS 3).
09_GISinPublicHealth.pptx       GIS in Public Health
10_HealthData&GIS.pptx      Health Data and GIS 
11_Health_Exercise.docx      Health Exercise 
12_Health_Data.xls      Health Data for the Health Exercise
mjrrds_And_zip_poly_Near_NC.zip      Roads and Zip Codes near NC, useful for the Health Exercise 
13_GeocodingAssignment.docx       Geocoding Lecture Notes and Exercise Assignments (Instructor will demo).
13b_GeocodingFiles.zip       Files needed for the Geocoding Exercise Assignments (Instructor will demo).
14_mappingChlamydialInfectionLab.docx      Lab on mapping Chlamydial Infection (Do it at home)
14b_mappingChlamydialInfectionData.zip       Data needed for the lab on mapping Chlamydial Infection (Do it at home)
 
Th 9/12, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235  
Go over ArcGIS 3 lab and random variables
 
Week 5  Hwk 1 part 3 due Tu 9/17 noon   Start hwk 2 
Tu 9/17, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235 
15_IntroductionToMapping.docx      Introduction to Mapping 
16_PM10CalifENVR468.pptx       Case study of PM10 mapping in California
17_spatiotemporalModelling.docx      Spatiotemporal modeling (TGIS chapter 2)
 
Th 9/19, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235
21_modelingSpatialVariability.docx       Spatial covariance
 
Week 6 Hwk 2 due Th 9/26 noon  Start Hwk 3
Tu 9/24, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235 
Continue spatial covariance
 
Th 9/26, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235
18_startingWithMatlab.docx  Starting with Matlab
19_startingWithBMElib.docx       Starting with BMElib
20_startingWithBMEGUI.pptx       Starting with BMEGUI
 
Week 7  Hwk 3 due Th 10/03 noon  Start Hwk 4
Tu 10/1, 9:30-10:45am: ArcGIS computer lab in HSL 307  (BMEGUI1&2)
22_modelingSpaceTimeVariability.docx      Space/time covariance
 
Th 10/3, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235
Continue 22_modelingSpaceTimeVariability.docx      Space/time covariance
 
Week 8,  Hwk 4 due Th 10/10 noon  Start Hwk 5
Tu 10/8, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235
24_introToKriging.pptx      Introduction to kriging
introToKrigingExample.m      BMElib kriging example
introToKrigingExample.pptx      BMElib kriging example
25_mappingEstimationUsingBMElib.docx       Mapping estimation using BMElib
26_mappingHardDataSTusingBMElib.docx        space/time mapping of hard data using BMElib
 
Th 10/10 , 9:30-10:45am: BMEGUI computer lab in HSL 307  (BMEGUI 3) 
23_STvariabilityUsingBMEGUI.pptx       Covariance analysis  in  BMEGUI 
27_mappingEstimationUsingBMEGUI.pptx      Mapping estimation using BMEGUI 
 
Week 9 
Tu 10/15, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235
Continue theory of kriging
28_Entropy.pptx      Information and Entropy 
 
Note: No class on Th 10/17 (Fallís Break)
 
Week 10 Hwk 5 due Tu 10/22 noon  Start Hwk 6
Tu 10/22, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235
29_STmapping_part1_MaxEnt_GenKB.docx       S/T mapping - part 1, Maximum Entropy processing of general knowledge
 
Th 10/24, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235
Continue 29_STmapping_part1_MaxEnt_GenKB.docx       S/T mapping - part 1, Maximum Entropy processing of general knowledge
 
Week 11 
Tu 10/29, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235    
32_trendAndCovModeling.docx       Modeling the mean trend of a space/time random field
 
Th 10/31, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235    
33_trendAndCovModelingBMEGUI.pptx       Mean trend and covariance modeling in BMEGUI 
 
Week 12 Hwk 6 due Tu 11/5 noon  Start Hwk 7
Tu 11/05, 9:30-10:45am: BMEGUI computer lab in HSL 307  (BMEGUI 4)
tutor06.zip        BMEGUI tutorial 6
 
Th 11/07, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235 
30_STmapping_part2_Bayesian_SpecKB.docx       S/T mapping - part 2, Bayesian epistemic processing of site specific knowledge
 
Week 13 Hwk 7 part 1 due Tu 11/12 noon 
Tu 11/12, 9:30-10:45am, RO 235 
31_mappingEstimationWithSoftData.docx       Using soft data in BME space/time mapping
 
Th 11/14, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235
34_gaussianDistribution.docx       The multivariate Gaussian Distribution
 
 
Week 14 Hwk 7 part 2 due Tu 11/19 noon
Tu 11/19, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235 
35_STmapping_part3_SKlimitingCase.docx        S/T mapping - part 3, The Simple Kriging limiting case
 
Th 11/21, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235
Back to 01b_TCEnewJerseyENVR468.pptx      Case study: TCE along the rivers of New Jersey
 
Week 15, 
Hwk 7 part 3 due Tu 11/26 noon
Hwk 7 part 4 = Prelim Presentation (5 slides / 3 min) due Mo 11/25 noon, 
 
Tu 11/26, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235
Students give their 5 slides / 3 min preliminary project presentations (research question, exploratory data analysis, and any preliminary results available on covariance, maps, and mean trend scenarios)
 
Note: No class on Th 11/28 (Thanksgiving)
  
Week 16 
Tu 12/3, 9:30-10:45am: RO 235 
Students continue to give their 5 slides / 3 min preliminary project presentations
 
Week 17 
Final project report (12 pages max) due Mo 12/09 noon
Final presentation (3 slides / 2 min) due Mo 12/09 noon
 
Tu 12/10, 8:00a-10:00am: RO 235
Students give their 3 slides / 2 min final project presentations (brief intro and materials/methods, with main focus on results and findings)
 
 
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