Comparison of technologies for data exploration and network analysis with volcano data

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Katcher, Samantha
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Fox, Peter A.
Kuruzovich, Jason N.
Kimball, Miles A.
Issue Date
2020-05
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Information technology
Degree
MS
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Abstract
The purpose of this work is to compare the use of technologies for data exploration and data analysis within the field of volcanology. In both exploration and formal analysis, volcanic visualizations apply novel data analysis techniques to geological data. The research presented herein contains exploratory analysis of data on numerous attributes of volcanoes, world-wide from the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History Global Volcanism Program. This analysis includes a tabular exploration and visualizations of volcano data using Tableau. This data exploration provides research familiarity with the dataset using tabular methods. Network analysis provides quantitative and qualitative insights for the complex, high-dimensional data relationship based on attributes not usually considered in low-dimensional studies [9]. After cleaning the data to modify the names of duplicate volcanoes to be unique, network analysis is performed on the data.
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May 2020
Information Technology and Web Science Program
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Information Technology and Web Science Program
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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