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Author (up) Aibek Musaev; Kimberly Stowers; Jonghun Kam pdf 
  Title Harnessing Data to Create an Effective Drought Management System Type Conference Article
  Year 2018 Publication ISCRAM 2018 Conference Proceedings 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal Iscram 2018  
  Volume Issue Pages 544-552  
  Keywords Droughts; social response; PageRank  
  Abstract Drought is a complex climate phenomenon with slow emergence and quick vanish, which makes it hard for stakeholders to respond to drought timely. To reduce the vulnerability of our society to future drought, a better understanding of how society responds to drought is critical. Here, we propose a pilot study about social response to a recent California drought through social media. In this study, we identify the most important users using an extension of PageRank algorithm. We investigate the key drivers of the public activity in February, 2014 during the California drought. We also create a word cloud visualization from the most retweeted tweets. Lastly, we specify the information sources from those tweets. The findings of this study inform us that big data can help us to improve the current drought response plans through fundamental understanding of social response to drought, which is applicable to other natural hazards.  
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  Publisher Rochester Institute of Technology Place of Publication Rochester, NY (USA) Editor Kees Boersma; Brian Tomaszewski  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 978-0-692-12760-5 Medium  
  Track Social Media Studies Expedition Conference ISCRAM 2018 Conference Proceedings 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
  Notes aibek@cs.ua.edu Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1578  
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