Southeastern Geographer

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 1, May

Comparisons of Three Types of DEMs: A Case Study of the Randleman Reservoir, North Carolina
Three major developments in the delivery of digital elevation models (DEMs) to the general public include the USGS national elevation dataset (NED), worldwide Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) DEM for land area between latitudes 60[degrees]N...
Employment Sprawl, Race and the Journey to Work in Birmingham, Alabama
Studies of residential sprawl have shown that longer commutes are typical for residents of these areas, but the effect of sprawling workplace locations on journey to work patterns has not yet been closely examined. This paper uses commuting data from...
Introduction
Since we were selected as the editors of the Southeastern Geographer, we have made some changes to the journal. We started an electronic submission and review process and we modified the peer-review documents provided to reviewers. We hope that these...
Quantitatively Delineating the Black Belt Geographic Region
The Southern Black Belt has been variously defined in character and geographic extent. In the nineteenth century settlement focused upon the region's rich dark soils for which it was originally named. The Black Belt became the site of the South's Antebellum...
Report of the Honors Committee, 2007
The Honors Committee of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) each year recognizes outstanding student and faculty achievements. Serving on the 2007 committee were: Scott Curtis, chair (East Carolina University);...
Segregation of the Free People of Color and the Construction of Race in Antebellum New Orleans
Louisiana and the city of New Orleans have a complicated colonial and racial history. A large free population of color living amidst enslaved people of color attests to fluidity in racial constructions present in the colonial period in Louisiana. Throughout...
Southern Pollution Permissiveness: Another Regional Myth?
Scholars of the South have frequently portrayed the region's residents as guilty of environmental abuse. These accounts rely on the actions of state governments and have largely ignored popular reaction to water pollution. A review of key conflicts...
Testing Reporting Bias in the Florida Sinkhole Database: An Analysis of Sinkhole Occurrences in the Tampa Metropolitan Statistical Area
The sinkhole database of the Florida Geologic Survey (FGS) is the primary publicly-accessible database of recent sinkhole occurrence and distribution. However, it does not use a consistent and predictable approach to recording sinkhole occurrences....
Using Geoinformatics to Examine Residential Radon Vulnerability
Indoor radon is a major preventable health problem and determination of risk factors that contribute to gas accumulation in homes would help in remediation efforts. This paper examines four specific radon risk factors using geoinformatics techniques...