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Tectonic Environments Of Ancient Civilizations: Opportunities For Archaeoseismological And Anthropological Studies, Eric Force, Bruce McFadgen 2009 University of Arizona

Tectonic Environments Of Ancient Civilizations: Opportunities For Archaeoseismological And Anthropological Studies, Eric Force, Bruce Mcfadgen

Eric R Force

The close spatial relation between ancient civilizations and active tectonic boundaries is robust in the Eastern Hemisphere but counterintuitive given the seismic dis- advantages it implies. Explanations for the observation remain debatable, and no single explanation seems sufficient. Some possibly important factors are unrelated to seismicity, e.g., the influence of tectonism on local water resources and on resource diversity. When examined on finer spatial scales, the relation is still robust. A quan- tifiable influence of tectonism on civilization locations even along Mediterranean shores is suggested by their distribution. The stronger links of tectonism with derivative civilizations suggests a role ...


Exponential Growth Rate Of Paths And Its Connection With Dynamics, Pengfei Zhang 2009 Northwestern University

Exponential Growth Rate Of Paths And Its Connection With Dynamics, Pengfei Zhang

Pengfei Zhang

No abstract provided.


Variability Of The Apparent Von Kármán Constant During Aeolian Saltation, Bailiang Li, Douglas Sherman, Eugene Farrell, Jean Ellis 2009 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Variability Of The Apparent Von Kármán Constant During Aeolian Saltation, Bailiang Li, Douglas Sherman, Eugene Farrell, Jean Ellis

Jean Taylor Ellis

No abstract provided.


Maintainability Dynamic Metrics Data Collection Based On Aspect-Oriented Technology, Zarinah Mohd. Kasirun 2009 University of Malaya

Maintainability Dynamic Metrics Data Collection Based On Aspect-Oriented Technology, Zarinah Mohd. Kasirun

Zarinah Mohd. Kasirun Assoc. Prof.

The increase dependence on software aspects has led the society to emphasize the importance of software quality and metrics. At present there are two categories of quality metrics; dynamic and static. Although dynamic metrics can provide a clearer insight into the software quality issue; it is observed that static metrics are often used for such a purpose. This is due mainly to the technical difficulties associated with the collection of dynamic metrics. One of the known issues when dealing with dynamic metrics is the need for instrument code by inserting points for data collection. This is a very tedious and ...


Atmospheric Correction For Satellite Remotely Sensed Data Intended For Agricultural Applications: Impact On Vegetation Indices., Diofandos Hadjimitsis, Athos Agapiou, George Papadavid, Kyriacos Themistocleous, Adrianos Retalis, Sillas Michaelides, Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Leonidas Toulios, Chris Clayton, 2009 University of Southampton

Atmospheric Correction For Satellite Remotely Sensed Data Intended For Agricultural Applications: Impact On Vegetation Indices., Diofandos Hadjimitsis, Athos Agapiou, George Papadavid, Kyriacos Themistocleous, Adrianos Retalis, Sillas Michaelides, Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Leonidas Toulios, Chris Clayton,

N. Chrysoulakis

Solar radiation reflected by the Earth’s surface to satellite sensors is modified by its interaction with the atmosphere. The objective of applying an atmospheric correction is to determine true surface reflectance values and to retrieve physical parameters of the Earth’s surface, including surface reflectance, by removing atmospheric effects from satellite images. Atmospheric correction is arguably the most important part of the pre-processing of satellite remotely sensed data. Such a correction is especially important in cases where multi-temporal images are to be compared and analyzed. For agricultural applications, in which several vegetation indices are applied for monitoring purposes, multi-temporal ...


Collaborative Research: Graptolite Biogeography, Paleo-Gis, And Evolutionary Dynamics Of Early Paleozoic Zooplankton, Daniel Goldman 2009 University of Dayton

Collaborative Research: Graptolite Biogeography, Paleo-Gis, And Evolutionary Dynamics Of Early Paleozoic Zooplankton, Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goldman

Funding Agency: National Service Foundation Investigators: Dr. Goldman, SY. Wu Amount: $255,326.00 Number of years: 4 years


Excited Electronic States Of Auf, Elissa Butler, Benjamin Knurr, Kara Manke, Tyson Vervoort, Thomas Varberg 2009 Macalester College

Excited Electronic States Of Auf, Elissa Butler, Benjamin Knurr, Kara Manke, Tyson Vervoort, Thomas Varberg

Thomas D. Varberg

No abstract provided.


Deformation Of Continental Crust Along A Transform Boundary, Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Scott Bogue, Margaret Rusmore, Karen Dodson, Kenneth Farley, Glenn Woodsworth 2009 Occidental College

Deformation Of Continental Crust Along A Transform Boundary, Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Scott Bogue, Margaret Rusmore, Karen Dodson, Kenneth Farley, Glenn Woodsworth

Scott Bogue

New structural, paleomagnetic, and apatite (U-Th)/He results from the continental margin inboard of the Queen Charlotte fault (∼54°N) delineate patterns of brittle faulting linked to transform development since ∼50 Ma. In the core of the orogen, ∼250 km from the transform, north striking, dip-slip brittle faults and vertical axis rotation of large crustal domains occurred after ∼50 Ma and before intrusion of mafic dikes at 20 Ma. By 20 Ma, dextral faulting was active in the core of the orogen, but extension had migrated toward the transform, continuing there until <9 Ma. Local tilting in the core of ...


A Closer Look At The Relative Age Effect In The National Hockey League, Vittorio Addona, P. Yates 2009 Macalester College

A Closer Look At The Relative Age Effect In The National Hockey League, Vittorio Addona, P. Yates

Vittorio Addona

No abstract provided.


Bismuth(Iii) Triflate Catalyzed Allylation Of Cyclic Acetals And Dithianes Followed By In Situ Derivatization To Generate Highly Functionalized Esters, Ram Mohan, Scott Krabbe, Matthew Spafford 2009 Illinois Wesleyan University

Bismuth(Iii) Triflate Catalyzed Allylation Of Cyclic Acetals And Dithianes Followed By In Situ Derivatization To Generate Highly Functionalized Esters, Ram Mohan, Scott Krabbe, Matthew Spafford

Ram S. Mohan

No abstract provided.


Gis @ Ut Libraries, Allison Roberts 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Gis @ Ut Libraries, Allison Roberts

Allison Roberts

Information handout/poster for GIS services at UT


Revisiting The Economics Of Climate Change: The Role Of Geoengineering, Juan Moreno-Cruz, Sjak Smulders 2009 University of Calgary

Revisiting The Economics Of Climate Change: The Role Of Geoengineering, Juan Moreno-Cruz, Sjak Smulders

Juan B. Moreno-Cruz

Technically simple and reversible measures to directly reduce mean global temper- atures could be available anytime soon. We introduce the concept of \geoengineering" into an analytical model of climate change. We model the technical and economic characteristics of geoengineering in line with the recent literature from physical and environmental management sciences. We investigate (i) under which circumstances geoengineering can substitute, partly or completely, for traditional abatement strate- gies, (ii) under which conditions and at what level geoengineering is optimally em- ployed, and (iii) whether geoengineering can mitigate free-riding problems.


Towards High Efficiency Solution Processable Inverted Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells Using Modified Indium-Tin-Oxide Cathode, XH Chen, JX Yang, LY Xuan, C Laley, J Lu, F.R. Zhu, KP Loh 2009 Hong Kong Baptist University

Towards High Efficiency Solution Processable Inverted Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells Using Modified Indium-Tin-Oxide Cathode, Xh Chen, Jx Yang, Ly Xuan, C Laley, J Lu, F.R. Zhu, Kp Loh

Professor ZHU, Fu Rong

No abstract provided.


Estimating Smooth Distribution Function In The Presence Of Heteroscedastic Measurement Errors, Xiao-Feng Wang, Zhaozhi Fan, Bin Wang 2009 Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

Estimating Smooth Distribution Function In The Presence Of Heteroscedastic Measurement Errors, Xiao-Feng Wang, Zhaozhi Fan, Bin Wang

Xiaofeng Wang

Measurement error occurs in many biomedical fields. The challenges arise when errors are heteroscedastic since we literally have only one observation for each error distribution. This paper concerns the estimation of smooth distribution function when data are contaminated with heteroscedastic errors. We study two types of methods to recover the unknown distribution function: a Fourier-type deconvolution method and a simulation extrapolation (SIMEX) method. The asymptotics of the two estimators are explored and the asymptotic pointwise confidence bands of the SIMEX estimator are obtained. The finite sample performances of the two estimators are evaluated through a simulation study. Finally, we illustrate ...


Simulation Factors Of Steel Continuous Casting, Ricardo Aguilar-López, Adán Ramirez-Lopez, Alejandro Kunoll-Bello 2009 Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N. (CINVESTAV-IPN)

Simulation Factors Of Steel Continuous Casting, Ricardo Aguilar-López, Adán Ramirez-Lopez, Alejandro Kunoll-Bello

Ricardo Aguilar-López

The factors involved in simulating the continuous casting process of steel and the effects of the factors on the thermal behavior were investigated. The numerical methods and the influence of some assumptions were also analyzed, such as nodes used to discretize the steel in array size and computing time to obtain good approaches. The results show that some of these factors are related with the design of the continuous casting plant (CCP), such as geometrical configuration, and the operating conditions, such as water flow rate, heat removal coefficient in the mold, casting times, and casting speed in the strand, which ...


Investigation Of Inhibition Effect Of Molybdate Anions On The Corrosion And Passivation Of Tinplate In Synthetic Industrial Water, E. Ait Addi, M. Mihit, L. Bazzi 2009 Ibn-Zohr University

Investigation Of Inhibition Effect Of Molybdate Anions On The Corrosion And Passivation Of Tinplate In Synthetic Industrial Water, E. Ait Addi, M. Mihit, L. Bazzi

Mihit Mohammed Ph.D

No abstract provided.


Computing The Trend Of Globalization & It’S Predictions In The 4th Program Using Neural Artificial Network In Iran Economy, Jalil Khodaparast, A. R. Rahmansetayesh, Reza Moosavi Mohseni 2009 Auckland University of Technology

Computing The Trend Of Globalization & It’S Predictions In The 4th Program Using Neural Artificial Network In Iran Economy, Jalil Khodaparast, A. R. Rahmansetayesh, Reza Moosavi Mohseni

Reza Moosavi Mohseni

Throughout his long life, man has always imagined creating a creature with the same capabilities of his own or much higher than that; a creature in his service. At the end of the 20th century, gaining the logical and mathematical model for man’s actions and reactions has caused man to be the creator of a virtual intelligence himself; the intelligence by which a machine can think like a man, have a conceptions of the world around, learn what he needs, use the past experiences, & above all can look ahead to future. In this article through using the neural artificial ...


Hydrothermal Preparation Of High Saturation Magnetization And Coercivity Cobalt Ferrite Nanocrystals Without Subsequent Calcination, Huang Ming 2009 University of Malaya

Hydrothermal Preparation Of High Saturation Magnetization And Coercivity Cobalt Ferrite Nanocrystals Without Subsequent Calcination, Huang Ming

Huang Nay Ming

In this work, CoFe 2O 4 nanocrystals with high saturation magnetization (M s) and high coercivity (H c) have been fabricated via a simple hydrothermal method and without subsequent calcination. The resulting CoFe 2O 4 nanocrystals are characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry, differential scanning calorimetry and vibrating sample magnetometry. The results indicate that CoFe 2O 4 nanocrystals are single crystal and the average crystallite size is increasing with the hydrothermal temperature. The electron micrographs show that the nanocrystals are well-dispersed and possess uniform size. The shape of CoFe 2O 4 nanocrystals is ...


Application Of Asymptotic Expansions For Maximum Likelihood Estimators Errors To Gravitational Waves From Binary Mergers: The Single Interferometer Case, Michele Zanolin, S Vitale, N Makris 2009 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

Application Of Asymptotic Expansions For Maximum Likelihood Estimators Errors To Gravitational Waves From Binary Mergers: The Single Interferometer Case, Michele Zanolin, S Vitale, N Makris

Michele Zanolin

In this paper we describe a new methodology to calculate analytically the error for a maximum likelihood estimate (MLE) for physical parameters from Gravitational wave signals. All the existing litterature focuses on the usage of the Cramer Rao Lower bounds (CRLB) as a mean to approximate the errors for large signal to noise ratios. We show here how the variance and the bias of a MLE estimate can be expressed instead in inverse powers of the signal to noise ratios where the first order in the variance expansion is the CRLB. As an application we compute the second order of ...


Robust Surface Reconstruction Via Laplace-Beltrami Eigen-Projection And Boundary Deformation, Ivo Dinov 2009 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Robust Surface Reconstruction Via Laplace-Beltrami Eigen-Projection And Boundary Deformation, Ivo Dinov

Ivo D Dinov

In medical shape analysis, a critical problem is reconstructing a smooth surface of correct topology from a binary mask that typically has spurious features due to segmentation artifacts. The challenge is the robust removal of these outliers without affecting the accuracy of other parts of the boundary. In this paper, we propose a novel approach for this problem based on the Laplace-Beltrami (LB) eigen-projection and properly designed boundary deformations. Using the metric distortion during the LB eigen-projection, our method automatically detects the location of outliers and feeds this information to a well-composed and topology-preserving deformation. By iterating between these two ...


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