EPA Science Inventory

Future Midwestern Landscapes Environmental Decision Toolkit Prototype

Citation:

SMITH, E. R., M. H. MEHAFFEY, L. Tran, AND M. O'Connell. Future Midwestern Landscapes Environmental Decision Toolkit Prototype. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/C-10/006, 2010.

Description:

Here you can explore spatial data describing environmental conditions across EPA’s regions, view assessment results on overall conditions and vulnerabilities for the region, create indices to represent certain perspectives or identify specific areas for management actions, and compare areas to a reference. The toolkit’s interactive features allow users to zoom in to individual watersheds for detailed information as well as provide the regional context for strategic environmental decision-making and prioritization.

Purpose/Objective:

Explore spatial data - the EDT will map the distribution of every individual spatial variable available within the associated database. The FML region encompasses EPA Regions 5 and 7 along with portions of 8 and includes the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota. Overall current conditions are mapped using 3 integration methods. Overall vulnerabilities (e.g. where resources are currently threatened by existing stresses) are mapped using 2 integration methods. Users can create and save their own indices using a subset (e.g. all water-related) of weighted variables. Users can identify or create a reference watershed (e.g. where conditions are ideal) and compare other watersheds to this watershed. Using the dynamic map feature, users can zoom in to individual watersheds and look closer at what is happening there.

URLs/Downloads:

SMITH 10-093 FINAL DATA FUTURE MIDWESTERN REVA TOOLKIT-BSMITH.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 323 KB,  about PDF)

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (DATA/SOFTWARE)
Start Date: 10/12/2010
Completion Date: 10/12/2010
Record Last Revised: 11/15/2010
Record Created: 09/23/2010
Record Released: 09/23/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 230168

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION

LANDSCAPE CHARACTERIZATION BRANCH (RTP)