Siting an astronomical observatory in an environmentally sensitive area: A multiple criteria location analysis

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Title:
Siting an astronomical observatory in an environmentally sensitive area: A multiple criteria location analysis
Author:
Pereira, Jose Miguel Oliveira Cardoso, 1959-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Mount Graham, in Southern Arizona supports valuable, ecological communities and at least one endangered species, the Mt. Graham red squirrel. The area is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Elevation, dryness, sky clarity and freedom from light pollution at Mt. Graham make it a desirable site for astronomy. The University of Arizona presented a proposal to the Forest Service for the development of a multi-telescope observatory on the mountain. This has generated much controversy due to the opposition of environmentalists who fear the potential impacts of development on the mountain. Eleven potential sites for astrophysical development have been identified, with varying impacts on the ecosystem. They are ranked according to their suitability for development, using multiple criteria decision making techniques. The results are very consistent and robust, both within and across techniques and can be useful for decision support and conflict management purposes.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Astronomical observatories -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Graham, Mount.; Building sites -- Arizona -- Graham, Mount -- Planning.
Degree Name:
M.L.Arch.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Zube, Ervin H.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSiting an astronomical observatory in an environmentally sensitive area: A multiple criteria location analysisen_US
dc.creatorPereira, Jose Miguel Oliveira Cardoso, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPereira, Jose Miguel Oliveira Cardoso, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMount Graham, in Southern Arizona supports valuable, ecological communities and at least one endangered species, the Mt. Graham red squirrel. The area is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Elevation, dryness, sky clarity and freedom from light pollution at Mt. Graham make it a desirable site for astronomy. The University of Arizona presented a proposal to the Forest Service for the development of a multi-telescope observatory on the mountain. This has generated much controversy due to the opposition of environmentalists who fear the potential impacts of development on the mountain. Eleven potential sites for astrophysical development have been identified, with varying impacts on the ecosystem. They are ranked according to their suitability for development, using multiple criteria decision making techniques. The results are very consistent and robust, both within and across techniques and can be useful for decision support and conflict management purposes.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAstronomical observatories -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Graham, Mount.en_US
dc.subjectBuilding sites -- Arizona -- Graham, Mount -- Planning.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.Arch.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorZube, Ervin H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332975en_US
dc.identifier.oclc19534363en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16796688en_US
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