Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291995
Title:
Climate and valley fever (coccidioidomycosis)
Author:
Kolivras, Korine Nicole
Issue Date:
2000
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:
This thesis provides the results of research that explores the relationship between climatic conditions and the incidence of valley fever in Pima County. Valley fever is caused by a soil-dwelling fungus, C. immitis, which responds to changes in climate conditions. Bivariate and compositing analyses provided the basic relationships necessary for the development of monthly multivariate models. The models are designed to predict deviation from mean incidence based on past, current, and forecast climate conditions. Temperature and precipitation are important predictors of incidence, and were used in model development. Winter temperature and precipitation variables were included in the model more frequently than variables in other seasons, and most variables were on the time scale of one year or more prior to the month being predicted. Model results were moderate, and months with high incidence can be predicted more accurately than months with low incidence.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Geography.; Physical Geography.; Health Sciences, Public Health.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Geography and Regional Development
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Comrie, Andrew C.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleClimate and valley fever (coccidioidomycosis)en_US
dc.creatorKolivras, Korine Nicoleen_US
dc.contributor.authorKolivras, Korine Nicoleen_US
dc.date.issued2000en_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.abstractThis thesis provides the results of research that explores the relationship between climatic conditions and the incidence of valley fever in Pima County. Valley fever is caused by a soil-dwelling fungus, C. immitis, which responds to changes in climate conditions. Bivariate and compositing analyses provided the basic relationships necessary for the development of monthly multivariate models. The models are designed to predict deviation from mean incidence based on past, current, and forecast climate conditions. Temperature and precipitation are important predictors of incidence, and were used in model development. Winter temperature and precipitation variables were included in the model more frequently than variables in other seasons, and most variables were on the time scale of one year or more prior to the month being predicted. Model results were moderate, and months with high incidence can be predicted more accurately than months with low incidence.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGeography.en_US
dc.subjectPhysical Geography.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Public Health.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography and Regional Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorComrie, Andrew C.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1403176en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b41394136en_US
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