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Geophysical imaging of subsurface earthquake-induced liquefaction features at Christchurch Boys High School, Christchurch, New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2013)
On February 22, 2011, a magnitude Mw 6.2 earthquake affected the Canterbury region, New Zealand, resulting in many fatalities. Liquefaction occurred across many areas, visible on the surface as ‘‘sand volcanoes’’, blisters ...
Transport for a healthy future
(University of Canterbury. Geography, 2011)
Evaluating location-based services (a position paper)
(GeoCHI Workshop 2013 at CHI 2013 ConferenceUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2013)
This position paper outlines a central question at the intersection of geography and human-computer interaction (HCI): how to evaluate location-based services with users? Systems that incorporate spatial information and ...
Multiplying possibilities: A postdevelopment approach to hygiene and sanitation in Northwest China
(University of Canterbury. Geography, 2015)
Postdevelopment thinkers and writers have critiqued development discourse for its role in perpetuating inequality. In water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) literature and interventions, the discourse used perpetuates ...
Medipix-based Spectral Micro-CT?
(University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2012)
Since Hounsfield’s Nobel Prize winning breakthrough decades ago, x-ray CT has been widely applied in the clinical and preclinical applications - producing a huge number of tomographic gray-scale images. However, these ...
Reducing beam hardening effects and metal artefacts using Medipix3RX: With applications from biomaterial science
(University of Canterbury. Biological SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology LaboratoryUniversity of Canterbury. Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Canterbury. Biomolecular Interaction Centre, 2014)
This paper discusses methods for reducing beam hardening effects using spectral data for biomaterial applications. A small-animal spectral scanner operating in the diagnostic energy range was used. We investigate the use ...
Interdependence and dynamics of essential services in an extensive risk context: a case study in Montserrat, West Indies
(University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2015)
The essential services that support urban living are complex and interdependent, and their disruption in disasters directly affects society. Yet there are few empirical studies to inform our understanding of the ...
Re-conceptualising "Building Back Better" to Improve Post-Disaster Recovery
(University of Canterbury. Vice-Chancellors Office, 2014)
Statistics from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, 2008) show an increase in the number of natural disasters over time attributing to growing populations, urban growth in risk-prone areas due to scarcity ...
Appearances can be deceptive: Revealing a hidden viral infection with deep sequencing in a plant quarantine context
(University of Canterbury. Biological SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Biomolecular Interaction Centre, 2014)
Comprehensive inventories of plant viral diversity are essential for effective quarantine and sanitation efforts. The safety of regulated plant material exchanges presently relies heavily on techniques such as PCR or ...
Coastal Quakes: Observations and analyses from backyard Christchurch to 21st century coastal megacities
(University of Canterbury. Geography, 2013)
Anyone keeping a global tally of recent disasters is likely to be asking: What role will the hazards and disasters of coastal plains play in the lives and economies of 21st century humanity? In this article, we reflect ...