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dc.contributor.advisorAvilés, Lourdes
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Sophia
dc.contributor.otherMiller, Samuel
dc.contributor.otherLemcke-Stampone, Mary
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-10T17:04:33Z
dc.date.available2021-12-10T17:04:33Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-28
dc.identifier.urihttps://summit.plymouth.edu/handle/20.500.12774/428
dc.descriptionThe National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and academic institutions operate a variety of in situ weather stations that monitor weather across the country. The purpose of this study is to identify if gaps exist in official U.S. observational weather networks on Indigenous nation land compared to state lands. The locations of weather stations from federally recognized, national weather station networks were plotted using qGIS. The difference in total number of weather stations across state and Indigenous designated land areas were then calculated using multiple linear regression. Results found that Indigenous nations were under-observed by a margin of 42% compared to state lands. Omitting outliers, land area and land designation (i.e. state vs. Indigenous nation) were highly correlated (r = 0.96) and the difference in spatial distribution of weather stations by land designation was statistically significant (p-values < 2.2x10-16). This means thatPrevious studies showed that implementing mesoscale observation networks could increase Indigenous participation in atmospheric science, which is sorely needed to diversify the science.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe Disparity of In-Situ Weather Stations on Indigenous Nations Versus State Lands in the United Statesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etdms.degree.disciplineDepartment of Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistryen_US
etdms.degree.grantorPlymouth State Universityen_US
etdms.degree.levelMaster’sen_US
etdms.degree.nameMaster of Science in Applied Meteorologyen_US


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