Note: This page contains sample records for the topic palmer lord soulsby from Science.gov.
While these samples are representative of the content of Science.gov,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of Science.gov
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.
Last update: August 15, 2014.
1

Palmer Automatic Weather Station  

NSF Publications Database

Title : Palmer Automatic Weather Station Type : Antarctic EAM NSF Org: OD / OPP Date : December 06 ... Environmental Action Memorandum (Palmer Automatic Weather Station) To: Files (S.7 - Environment ...

2

Replcmnt. of Woodstove-Palmer  

NSF Publications Database

... Replacement of Woodstove at Palmer Station) To: Safety and Health Officer, DPP Environmental ... to replace the wood burning stove at Palmer Station, Antarctica. The Environmental Officer posed a ...

3

Palmer boathouse addition <  

NSF Publications Database

... EAM NSF Org: OD / OPP Date : January 31, 1991 File : opp93021 OFFICE OF SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND ... Palmer Station Boathouse Addition) To: Files (S.7 - Environment) On January 16, 1991, the civilian ...

4

Lord Kelvin's Philosophy  

Microsoft Academic Search

THERE is one word in Sir Oliver Lodge's interesting article, under the above heading, published in NATURE of July 2, to which I think some exception may reasonably be taken. In speaking of explanation in terms of force and action-at-a-distance, or in terms of motion and a continuous medium, Sir Oliver says that ``To Lord Kelvin it would appear that

W. Peddie

1908-01-01

5

Constrctn. of Bird Blind, Palmer  

NSF Publications Database

... location of the proposed activity? Shortcut Island near Palmer Station, Antarctica. What alternative ... skua population of interest is located on this island. 3. How will aesthetic impacts to the area be ...

6

House of Lords Bill  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On January 19, 1999, Tony Blair's government announced the most radical restructuring of the House of Lords, the UK's second chamber, in its 600-year existence. Honoring the Labour Party election manifesto, the Bill will remove all 759 hereditary peers, those with an automatic right to sit by virtue of birthright, within the year. In the meantime, a Royal Commission will formulate proposals for a new upper house and issue a report by December 31, 1999. A fully reformed chamber is expected to be in place by 2002, and in the meantime, publicly nominated "People's Peers" may sit in the Lords in addition to the politically appointed Life Peers. The full text of the Bill as it was introduced in the House of Commons is available at the site.

1999-01-01

7

Hansard: House of Lords Debates  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In early 2000, access to Hansard (House of Lords, British Parliament) debates (originally reviewed in the November 1, 1996 Scout Report) was improved, with the new edition available each day at 9:00 am UK time. The debates are browseable and searchable by keyword, name of member, question number, dates, and document type. The Lords debates and written answers may be browsed chronologically or by one of eleven categories.

8

Lord Kelvin's Origin of Granite  

Microsoft Academic Search

IT is a sound maxim that if you want a thing done you must do it yourself. So, as no expert has replied to my query as to the soundness of Lord Kelvin's theory of granite, propounded in my letter of February 23, I have consulted a big Dana's ``Mineralogy'' with the following results.

Arthur Roope Hunt

1900-01-01

9

Reading Like a Historian: Palmer Raids  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson, students analyze primary source documents in an effort to answer the central historical question: What caused the Palmer Raids? The lesson begins by asking students what communism/socialism means to them. Students share answers in pairs. The teacher then provides background information on the Red Scare and follows up by streaming a film clip from Discovery Education. Students then analyze 2 documentsâ“The Case Against the Reds” by A. Mitchell Palmer and a deportation statement by Emma Goldmanâand answer guiding questions for each. A final class discussion corroborates the documents: why did the nation allow the Palmer Raids to take place?

Group, Stanford H.

2012-10-29

10

Empirical Orthogonal Function analysis of the palmer drought indices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the paper is to employ Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) analysis to drought indices including Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), Palmer Hydrological Drought Index (PHDI), Palmer Moisture Anomaly (Z) Index (Z-Index), Weighted Palmer Drought Severity Index (WPDSI), and Water Deficit (P–PET) Index and to compare their resultant spatial patterns across Turkey. In this respect, the PDSI, PHDI, Z,

Hasan Tatli; Murat Türke?

2011-01-01

11

Answering Lord Perry's question: dissecting regulatory overfishing  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1995, in response to the distressed condition of the British fishing industry, the House of Lords held a series of hearings on “Fish Stock Conservation and Management.” Lord Perry of Walton posed the straightforward question of why regulation was not succeeding: If one takes all the management systems into account—TACs [total allowable catches, or annual quotas], number of days

Josh Eagle; Barton H Thompson

2003-01-01

12

Lord Kelvin's atmospheric electricity measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lord Kelvin (William Thomson), one of the greatest Victorian scientists, made a substantial but little-recognised contribution to geophysics through his work on atmospheric electricity. He developed sensitive instrumentation for measuring the atmospheric electric field, including invention of a portable electrometer, which made mobile measurements possible for the first time. Kelvin's measurements of the atmospheric electric field in 1859, made during development of the portable electrometer, can be used to deduce the substantial levels of particulate pollution blown over the Scottish island of Arran from the industrial mainland. Kelvin was also testing the electrometer during the largest solar flare ever recorded, the "Carrington event" in the late summer of 1859. Subsequently, Lord Kelvin also developed a water dropper sensor, and employed photographic techniques for "incessant recording" of the atmospheric electric field, which led to the long series of measurements recorded at UK observatories for the remainder of the 19th and much of the 20th century. These data sets have been valuable in both studies of historical pollution and cosmic ray effects on atmospheric processes.

Aplin, Karen; Harrison, R. Giles; Trainer, Matthew; Hough, James

2013-04-01

13

House of Lords debates assisted dying (again).  

PubMed

Lord Joffe's Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill (see Bulletin 187) had its Second Reading on 6 June. The debate was lively, informed and inevitably somewhat polarised. However, some common themes emerged and are outlined below. PMID:14983864

2003-07-01

14

Lord Kelvin's atmospheric electricity measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) made important contributions to the study of atmospheric electricity during a brief but productive period from 1859-1861. By 1859 Kelvin had recognised the need for "incessant recording" of atmospheric electrical parameters, and responded by inventing both the water dropper equaliser for measuring the atmospheric potential gradient (PG), and photographic data logging. The water dropper equaliser was widely adopted internationally and is still in use today. Following theoretical considerations of electric field distortion by local topography, Kelvin developed a portable electrometer, using it to investigate the PG on the Scottish island of Arran. During these environmental measurements, Kelvin may have unwittingly detected atmospheric PG changes during solar activity in August/September 1859 associated with the "Carrington event", which is interesting in the context of his later statements that solar magnetic influence on the Earth was impossible. Kelvin's atmospheric electricity work presents an early representative study in quantitative environmental physics, through the application of mathematical principles to an environmental problem, the design and construction of bespoke instrumentation for real world measurements and recognising the limitations of the original theoretical view revealed by experimental work.

Aplin, K. L.; Harrison, R. G.

2013-09-01

15

People Interview: Lord Rees looks to the future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

INTERVIEW Lord Rees looks to the future The Royal Society will celebrate its 350th anniversary in 2010. Its president, Lord Martin Rees, talks to David Smith about astronomy, education and why he'd rather meet Galileo than Newton.

2009-01-01

16

Lord of the Rings Adventure Game  

Microsoft Academic Search

Video game programming is a eld of computer science that is con- stantly growing, developing, and experiencing change. Microsoft DirectX is one of the more commonly used tools in modern video game design, and this project explores the impact that it can have on creating an eective and ecient game structure and display. The Lord of the Rings adventure game

Jim Kleckner; Priscilla Ciaccio

17

Ozone profiles above Palmer Station, Antarctica  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Wallops Flight Facility conducted a series of 52 balloon-borne measurements of vertical ozone profiles over the National Science Foundation (NSF) research facility at Palmer Station, Antarctica (64 deg 46 S, 64 deg 3 W) between August 9 and October 24, 1987. High resolution measurements were made from ground level to an average of 10 mb. While much variation was seen in the profile amounts of ozone, it is clear that a progressive depletion of ozone occurred during the measurement period, with maximum depletion taking place in the 17 to 19 km altitude region. Ozone partial pressures dropped by about 95 percent in this region. Shown here are plotted time dependences of ozone amounts observed at 17 km and at arbitrarily selected altitudes below (13 km) and above (24 km) the region of maximum depletion. Ozone partial pressure at 17 km is about 150nb in early August, and has decreased to less than 10nb in the minimums in October. The loss rate is of the order of 1.5 percent/day. In summary, a progressive depletion in stratospheric ozone over Palmer Station was observed from August to October, 1987. Maximum depletion occurred in the 17 to 19 km range, and amounted to 95 percent. Total ozone overburden decreased by up to 50 percent during the same period.

Torres, Arnold L.; Brothers, George

1988-01-01

18

Current status of the LORD experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The current status of the Lunar Orbit Radio Detector (LORD) experiment to search for ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECR), using the Moon as both a target for the UHECR interaction and radiator for production Cherenkov radio emission. The scientific potential of this new technology is estimated for a reasonable configuration of experiment by analytic modeling. It is shown that such radio wave experiment can be competitive with modern projects in this field. The simplest technically realizable architecture for the first generation of the LORD instrument, disposed on a standard lunar space platform designed by Lavochkin association, is elaborated. A Monte Carlo simulation is performed, including effects associated with the finite depth of the regolith layer. The signature of the cascade signal is different from the background, and discrimination between CR and neutrino cascades might be possible.

Gusev, G. A.; Chechin, V. A.; Lomonosov, B. N.; Pichkhadze, K. M.; Polukhina, N. G.; Ryabov, V. A.; Sysoev, V. K.; Tsarev, V. A.

2009-06-01

19

The patents of William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a description and review of the patents––and many corresponding commercial products––of the 19th century scientist and entrepreneur William Thomson (Lord Kelvin). The patents cover the period from 1854 to 1907. William Thomson's patents included marine navigational apparatus and electrical measurement instruments. The paper concludes that the application of some of the 19th century theories of William Thomson

2004-01-01

20

Active Control at Lord Corporation - A Reality  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT This paper,discusses,various applications of active noise and,vibration control that Lord Corporation has developed,over the years and introduced to various markets and industries. For each application, the problem to be resolved is discussed in both its technical and, to some extent, economic context. The particular methodology with which active control is implemented is also discussed. Finally, product characteristics and achieved

Guy Billoud

21

Teaching, Learning, and Community: An Interview with Parker J. Palmer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parker J. Palmer responds to questions concerning models of reality, ways of knowing, pedagogy, the components of "good teaching," morality and spirituality in education, developmental education, cultural and racial pluralism, and truth. (DMM)

Claxton, Charles S.; Palmer, Parker J.

1991-01-01

22

Palmer LTER: Hydrogen peroxide in the Palmer LTER region. III. Local sources and sinks  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes Hydrogen peroxide research from the Palmer long-term ecological research program in the Antarctic. This paper discusses research on the sources and sinks of hydrogen peroxide in a variety of antarctic coastal habitats. The potential source terms we evaluated were wet deposition (snow) glacial ice meltwater and land runoff, and in situ biological processes. The primary hydrogen peroxide sink investigated was bacterial enzymatic activity. From initial investigations, it appears that both biological and photochemical sources and microbiological sinks of hydrogen peroxide must be consider in studies of southern ocean hydrogen peroxide dynamics. 7 refs., 2 figs.

Tien, G.; Karl, D.M. (Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States))

1993-01-01

23

Palmer LTER: Hydrogen peroxide in the Palmer LTER region. IV. Photochemical interactions with dissolved organic matter  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes Hydrogen peroxide research from the Palmer long-term ecological research program in the Antarctic. In this particular study the hypothesis that UV radiation might play a role in microheterotrophic microbial processes by direct interactions with dissolved organic matter (DOM) is examined. Two independent pathways are proposed: partial photolytic degradation or alteration of refractory DOM resulting in a supply of readily available organic substrates for bacterial metabolism; and complete photolytic degradation of DOM. The study documents important photochemical-DOM reactions in the coastal habitats of the Antarctic Peninsula. 8 refs., 2 figs.

Karl, D.M.; Resing, J. (Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States))

1993-01-01

24

Palmer LTER: Hydrogen peroxide in the Palmer LTER region. I. An introduction  

SciTech Connect

The Palmer long-term ecological research (LTER) program is an coordinated multi-investigator and interdisciplinary study of an ice-dominated, high-latitude marine ecosystem. The study of hydrogen peroxide dynamics in this habitat was inspired by two ecological applications: it has been suggested that hydrogen peroxide concentrations can be used as a tracer for vertical advection in surface ocean waters. To the extent that vertical mixing is a critical variable in determining the production of southern oceans ecosystems, this information is fundamental. In addition, because hydrogen peroxide is a common intermediate of photochemical reactions of oxygen with organic compounds, it may provide a convenient analytical procedure for assessing photolytic alteration of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in sea water. Recent studies suggest that photochemical processes may play a previous unrecognized role in the global carbon cycle. These studies focus on evaluating the magnitude of these potential photochemical processes in considering the biological cycling of DOM. 21 refs.

Karl, D.M.; Resing, J.; Tien, G.; Letelier, R. (Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States)); Jones, D. (Rutgers Univ., Port Norris, NJ (United States))

1993-01-01

25

Measurements of enhanced springtime ultraviolet radiation at Palmer Station, Antarctica  

Microsoft Academic Search

Measurements of ultraviolet solar spectra from Palmer Station, Antarctica have defined the surface radiation environment of the region during the Austral spring of 1988. At wavelengths where absorption by ozone is negligible, 335-345 nm, the noontime irradiances show the expected gradual increase from the first day of measurements, September 19 through December 21. Large variations related to cloudiness are imposed

Dan Lubin; John E. Frederick; C. Rocky Booth; Timothy Lucas; David Neuschuler

1989-01-01

26

A tool for calculating the Palmer drought indices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a tool for calculating the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) and associated drought indices. The PDSI is a widely used drought index, yet the complexity and lack of transparency associated with the calculation of the PDSI makes it difficult for a researcher to independently calculate the index. Researchers are often forced to use PDSI values supplied by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) or some other third party. The MATLAB tool presented here is easy to use, thoroughly documented, and transparent. The tool was developed by checking an independently developed code against NCDC's FORTRAN code. Discrepancies between the MATLAB tool and the NCDC code are documented. Researchers using the tool will be able to easily calculate the Palmer drought indices for data inputs of any length and at any spatial scale.

Jacobi, John; Perrone, Debra; Duncan, Leslie Lyons; Hornberger, George

2013-09-01

27

Allelochemicals from palmer amaranth, Amaranthus palmeri S. Wats  

Microsoft Academic Search

The presence of Palmer amaranth (AMAPA) residues in the soil reduced fresh weight accumulation in onions and carrots and markedly decreased seedling field establishment of carrots. Solid-phase separation techniques were used to isolate fractions containing water-soluble organic compounds from AMAPA residues and soil amended with such residues. At concentrations of 20–100 mg\\/liter most of the organic solids thus extracted were

Judith M. Bradow; William J. Connick

1987-01-01

28

77 FR 59701 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Wari: Lords of the...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Wari: Lords...objects to be included in the exhibition ``Wari: Lords of the Ancient...imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States,...

2012-09-28

29

Why Uganda Has Failed to Defeat the Lord's Resistance Army.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) was derived from a Christian cult formed by Alice Lakwena to oppose the government of Yoweri Museveni who had seized power in Uganda in 1986. Following several serious defeats in 1987 of the 'Holy Spirit Battalion', as her...

R. L. Feldman

2008-01-01

30

George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Housed at Purdue University, the George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers offer a rare glimpse into the life of America's premier aviatrix. Her achievements are well-known, including the fact that she was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. This collection offers up over 3,500 scans of photographs, maps, documents and artifacts related to Earhart's life and accomplishments. First-time visitors would do well to look over the biographical sketch first, then move on to browse the Online Exhibit and Timeline of her life. The Search Digital Collection section provides access to aforementioned items, and visitors can browse by material type, date, or subject.

31

The Sensitivity of the Palmer Drought Severity Index and Palmer's Z-Index to their Calibration Coefficients Including Potential Evapotranspiration.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) is routinely made available by NOAA for operational use, and it has also been calculated across the United States on a historical basis back to 1895 (Karl et al., 1983). Traditionally, the coefficients used in the calculation of the PDSI have been based on an anomalously hot and dry period across much of the United States (1931-60). By changing the base period used to calibrate the coefficients, the magnitude and the sign of the PDSI change significantly in many areas of the United States. Often the changes are larger than those that occur when the potential evapotranspiration is forced to a constant equal to the long-term monthly mean potential evapotranspiration. This sensitivity to base period calibration has important implications in the interpretation of operational or hindcast values of the PDSI for forest fire danger and other applications. The less frequently used Palmer moisture anomaly index (Z-index) is much less sensitive to changes in the calibration periods, and also has some desirable characteristics which may make it preferable to the PDSI for some agricultural and forest fire applications, i.e., it is more responsive to short-term moisture anomalies.

Karl, Thomas R.

1986-01-01

32

Straight talk with... Carolyn Bertozzi. Interview by Roxanne Palmer.  

PubMed

Last month, Carolyn Bertozzi became the first woman to win the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)-Lemelson Prize, a $500,000 award that honors midcareer inventors. Bertozzi, a chemical biologist, works to understand how sugars mediate cell-to-cell communication. But she isn't content with just observing the process; her lab at the University of California-Berkeley has pioneered tools for labeling molecules inside living cells. Her biomedical inventions have contributed to the development of noninvasive methods for identifying disease tissue within the body-advances that could revolutionize both the diagnosis and the treatment of a host of diseases ranging from arthritis to cancer. Roxanne Palmer recently caught up with her by phone to discuss Bertozzi's sweet success with cell surface sugars. PMID:20613742

Bertozzi, Carolyn

2010-07-01

33

Asteroid Lightcurve Photometry at the Palmer Divide Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The concentrated program on asteroid lightcurves at the Palmer Divide Observatory has produced more than 300 results published in the Minor Planet Bulletin, Icarus, Nature, and other publications. The Hungaria asteroids have received particular attention the past three years, with 81 lightcurves published. The Hungarias provide a unique opportunity to compare the characteristics of non planet-crossing inner main-belt asteroids against those of the NEA population. The results so far indicate a similarity in the distribution of rotation rates, with an excess of both slow and fast rotators, as well as binary population (5 Hungaria binaries have been discovered at PDO). This suggests that both spin rate evolution and binary formation are not closely related to tidal interactions with major planets, but instead are likely the result of processes present in both main-belt and planet-crossing populations. A recently implemented and concurrent program will determine the absolute magnitudes (H/G) and V-R color index for a large number of brighter main-belt and near-Earth Asteroids. The motivation for this is the fact that current asteroid surveys obtain only very crude magnitudes of the objects discovered, so the greatest uncertainty in size frequency distribution of asteroids, and NEAs in particular, is in the determination of absolute magnitudes. The extended goal is to do statistical studies relating taxonomic class, phase, and other characteristics to lightcurve periods and amplitudes. Work at the Palmer Divide Observatory is funded by NSF grant AST-0607505 and NASA grants NNX 06AB30G and NNG 06GI32G. The H/G project is funded in part by a Gene Shoemaker NEO Grant from the Planetary Society.

Warner, Brian D.; Harris, A. W.

2007-05-01

34

3. Historic American Buildings Survey, George F.A. Palmer, Photographer April, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

3. Historic American Buildings Survey, George F.A. Palmer, Photographer April, 1936 DETAIL OF PANELLED ROOM, WEST SIDE, SECOND FLOOR. - John Carter House, 21 Meeting Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

35

The Lord Kelvin Project: Middle School Science for the 21st Century.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper introduces and reports upon lessons learned during the development phase of the Lord Kelvin Middle School Science Program. For the past two years, a set of tools to help middle school students learn science in a way that uses the full power of today's technology has been under development. Lord Kelvin is a robust collection of science…

Foti, Sebastian; Ledbetter, Ric; Taylor, Fred; Al-Kazemi, Ebraheem

36

Structural polarities in J.R.R. Tolkien's The lord of the rings  

Microsoft Academic Search

My thesis reflects an assessment of The Lord of the Rings centering on the idea of a structure of opposites. For each place, race, character and object in The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien included an element which serves as an antithesis. In addition, the style, pacing, and language of the work also contain antithetical pairs which continually engage

Quincey Vierling Upshaw

2009-01-01

37

Seven Paths of the Hero in Lord of the Rings Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is the first installment of the serialization of Frodo's Quest, a book that describes seven paths of the hero in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings as models of the path of individuation. In this introductory chapter, the history and significance of The Lord of the Rings are summarized, and the seven paths are briefly

Robin Robertson

2007-01-01

38

Chemical composition of fresh snowfalls at Palmer Station, Antarctica  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A first time investigation was performed to establish a chemical baseline for snowfall at Palmer Station Antarctica (64°46'S, 64°05'W) since there was no such record. A chemical baseline for snow could be use to validate climate change studies based on ice core analyses. The snow samples contained (from high to low mass concentration) total organic carbon, chloride, inorganic carbon, sodium, sulfate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, fluoride, ammonium, and nitrate, excluding hydrogen and hydroxide. The pH of these samples ranged between 4.0-6.2. The relatively low nitrate and relatively high sulfate concentrations found in our samples are consistent with the results of other studies for this region of Antarctica. The ions and pH do not appear to favor a particular wind direction during this period. The total deposition of sulfate and flouride via snowfall between 10 January and 10 February is conservatively estimated to be 4.78 and 1.3 kg km -2, respectively.

DeFelice, T. P.

39

Collaborative Care for Older Adults (COCOA), Palmer College of Chiropractic.  

PubMed

Integrative medicine (IM) is a subset of interprofessional health care that seeks to join the knowledge and practices of various allopathic and complementary and alternative medicine disciplines in an attempt to offer cost-effective and clinically significant healthcare options for persons with acute or chronic illnesses. Although touted as a means for improving health outcomes and patient satisfaction while possibly lowering costs, further scientific evidence regarding the utility of IM approaches to health services delivery is needed. Collaborative Care for Older Adults (COCOA) is a chiropractic demonstration project that brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Genesis Quad Cities Family Practice Residency, The University of Iowa, and Thomas Jefferson University to study the impact of a model of interprofessional education on geriatric health care. The Health Resources and Services Administration funded COCOA in 2009 to further develop and assess a patient-centered care model for the treatment of low back pain in older adults that uses a team-based approach between medical doctors and doctors of chiropractic. PMID:21174032

Goertz, Christine; Lyons, Stacie Salsbury; Andresen, Andrew; Hondras, Maria; Jones, Mark; Killinger, Lisa Zaynab; Long, Cynthia; Lyons, Kevin; Mulhausen, Paul; Vining, Robert

2010-01-01

40

Lord Byron's physician: John William Polidori on somnambulism.  

PubMed

John William Polidori (1795-1821) was the Edinburgh-trained physician hired by Lord Byron to accompany him to Switzerland, where he participated in the story-telling event proposed by Byron that led, with Polidori's help, to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Although those interested in English literature might also remember Polidori as the author of The Vampyre, one of the first extended works of fiction about vampires, his earlier interest in somnambulism and trance states is only beginning to be appreciated. Even more than students of Romantic literature, historians of science and medicine seem little aware of what Polidori had written about oneirodynia, a synonym for somnambulism, and how his thoughts from 1815 about such activities reflected the changing medical zeitgeist at this time. This chapter examines Polidori's medical thesis in a neuroscience context and compares what he wrote to the writings of several other physicians who were fascinated by nocturnal wanderings, their causes, their manifestations, and their possible treatments. PMID:24290263

Finger, Stanley; Stiles, Anne

2013-01-01

41

Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report of Lord Corporation, Chemical Products Group, Sagertown, Pennsylvania.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In order to determine possible occupational exposure to acrylates or methacrylates at the Saegertown facility of Lord Corporation (SIC-2851) located in Saegertown, Pennsylvania, a walk through industrial hygiene survey was conducted. Radiation curable coa...

C. S. McCammon E. R. Krishnan R. J. Goodman

1986-01-01

42

Ulnar shortening after TFCC suture repair of Palmer type 1B lesions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  The objective of this study was to determine functional and subjective outcomes of an ulnar shortening procedure elected by\\u000a patients who experienced persistent ulno-carpal symptoms following arthroscopic suture repair of a Palmer type 1B lesion.\\u000a All patients had a dynamic ulna positive variance.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Five patients (3 males and 2 females) with arthroscopic repair of Palmer type 1B tears who subsequently

Maya B. Wolf; Markus W. Kroeber; Andreas Reiter; Susanne B. Thomas; Peter Hahn; Raymund E. Horch; Frank Unglaub

2010-01-01

43

Palmer Quest: A Feasible Nuclear Fission "Vision Mission" to the Mars Polar Caps  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We are engaged in a NASA Vision Mission study, called Palmer Quest after the American Antarctic explorer Nathaniel Palmer, to assess the presence of life and evaluate the habitability of the basal domain of the Mars polar caps. We address this goal through four objectives: 1. Determine the presence of amino acids, nutrients, and geochemical heterogeneity in the ice sheet. 2. Quantify and characterize the provenance of the amino acids in Mars ice. 3. Assess the stratification of outcropped units for indications of habitable zones. 4. Determine the accumulation of ice, mineralogic material, and amino acids in Mars ice caps over the present epoch. Because of the defined scientific goal for the vision mission, the Palmer Quest focus is astrobiological; however, the results of the study make us optimistic that aggressive multi-platform in-situ missions that address a wide range of objectives, such as climate change, can be supported by variations of the approach used on this mission. Mission Overview: The Palmer Quest baseline

Carsey, F. D.; Beegle, L. W.; Nakagawa, R.; Elliott, J. O.; Matthews, J. B.; Coleman, M. L.; Hecht, M. H.; Ivaniov, A. B.; Head, J. W.; Milkovich, S.

2005-01-01

44

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2010 March - June  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 19 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2010 March through June: 413 Edburga, 2204 Lyyli, 2449 Kenos, 3225 Hoag, 3416 Dorrit, 3483 Svetlov, 3800 Karayusuf, 4461 Sayama, 4713 Steel, 5081 Sanguin, 5427 Jensmartin, 5641 McCleese, 6249 Jennifer, 6635 Zuber, 6911 Nancygreen, (29147) 1988 GG, (30856) 1991 XE, (48147) 2001 FO160, and (103501) 2000 AT245.

Warner, Brian D.

2010-10-01

45

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2012 June - September  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 10 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2012 June to August: 1025 Riema, 1685 Toro, 3022 Dobermann, 6403 Steverin, 9564 Jeffwynn, (11904) 1991 TR1, (13186) 1996 UM, (23715) 1998 FK2, (53530) 2000 AV200, and (86257) 1999 TK207. Analysis of data from 2007 revised the previously reported period for (11904) 1991 TR1.

Warner, Brian D.

2013-01-01

46

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2009 March-June  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 19 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2009 March through June: 118 Peitho, 191 Kolga, 193 Ambrosia, 364 Isara, 521 Brixia, 1019 Strackea, 1025 Riema, 3266 Bernardus, 3873 Roddy, 3895 Earhart, 4483 Petofi, 4490 Bambery, 4795 Kihara, (6250) 1991 VX1, 6493 Cathybennett, 6510 Tarry, 11789 Kempowski, 11976 Josephthurn, (13578) 1993 MK.

Warner, Brian D.

2009-10-01

47

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the "Merrill-Palmer Quarterly"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The academic year 2004-2005 marks the 50th anniversary of the "Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology." This occasion provides an opportunity to celebrate the journal's heritage, its long history of scholarly contributions to the human developmental sciences, and its current and future mission as a purveyor of scientific…

Ladd, Gary W.

2004-01-01

48

Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - late 2005 and early 2006  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lightcurves for 23 of 24 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory from November 2005 through early February 2006: 224 Oceana, 332 Siri, 494 Virtus, 549 Jessonda, 573 Recha, 596 Scheila, 773 Irmintraud, 840 Zenobia, 1207 Ostenia, 1238 Predappia, 1613 Smiley, 1694 Kaiser, 2839 Annette, 2856 Roeser, 3511 Tsvetaeva, 3635 Kreutz, 3873 Roddy, 4283 Stoffler, 4547 Massachusetts, (5877) 1990

Brian D. Warner

2006-01-01

49

Where Practice Prevailed: An Appreciation of the Work of Harold E. Palmer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illustrates H.E. Palmer's achievements as a writer of English-teaching materials and as a dedicated practitioner. Views his commitment to classroom teaching innovation as his most outstanding contribution, stressing his insights and his pursuit of the practical possibilities offered by novel ideas. (Author/MES)

Tickoo, M. L.

1982-01-01

50

Speciation with gene flow on Lord Howe Island  

PubMed Central

Understanding the processes underlying the origin of species is a fundamental goal of biology. It is widely accepted that speciation requires an interruption of gene flow between populations: ongoing gene exchange is considered a major hindrance to population divergence and, ultimately, to the evolution of new species. Where a geographic barrier to reproductive isolation is lacking, a biological mechanism for speciation is required to counterbalance the homogenizing effect of gene flow. Speciation with initially strong gene flow is thought to be extremely rare, and few convincing empirical examples have been published. However, using phylogenetic, karyological, and ecological data for the flora of a minute oceanic island (Lord Howe Island, LHI), we demonstrate that speciation with gene flow may, in fact, be frequent in some instances and could account for one in five of the endemic plant species of LHI. We present 11 potential instances of species divergence with gene flow, including an in situ radiation of five species of Coprosma (Rubiaceae, the coffee family). These results, together with the speciation of Howea palms on LHI, challenge current views on the origin of species diversity.

Papadopulos, Alexander S. T.; Baker, William J.; Crayn, Darren; Butlin, Roger K.; Kynast, Ralf G.; Hutton, Ian; Savolainen, Vincent

2011-01-01

51

The Lord of the Rings as global phenomenon: a review of The Frodo Franchise, Watching the Lord of the Rings and Studying the Event Film  

Microsoft Academic Search

While Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) trilogy has been the subject of an enormous amount of publications, the three books discussed here are particularly interesting because they address from different methodological perspectives the topics at stake in state-of-the-art global research on contemporary American cinema. If Kristin Thompson (The Frodo Franchise, University of California Press) chose to closely

Federico Pagello

2010-01-01

52

Planning and Development in Film Tourism: Insights into the Experience of Lord of the Rings Film Guides  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is part of a larger study into the expectations and experiences of guided Lord of the Rings film tourists during their visits to more than 80 locations\\/settings that were featured in the films, and here discusses the demands towards and developments of the supply side of the thriving Lord of the Rings film tourism industry in Aotearoa, New

Anne Buchmann

2010-01-01

53

Uncertainties in the relative positions of the Australia, Antarctica, Lord Howe, and Pacific plates since the late cretaceous  

Microsoft Academic Search

We determined parameters that describe finite rotations and their uncertainity regions for relative plate motion at the spreading centers between the Pacific and Antarctic plates, between Australia and Antarctica, and between the Lord Howe Rise and Australia. We combined these to yield a range of possible finite rotations describing the relative positions of the Pacific, Australia, Antarctica, and Lord Howe

Joann Stock; Peter Molnar

1982-01-01

54

Two-Stage Equating in Differential Item Functioning Detection under the Graded Response Model with the Raju Area Measures and the Lord Statistic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the effect of test purification in detecting differential item functioning (DIF) by means of polytomous extensions of the Raju area measures (N. Raju, 1990) and the Lord statistic (F. Lord, 1980). Simulation results suggest the necessity of using a two-stage equating purification process with the Raju exact measures and the Lord statistic…

Hidalgo-Montesinos, Maria Dolores; Lopez-Pina, Jose Antonio

2002-01-01

55

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: Unpublished Results from 1999 to 2008  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 16 asteroids obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2001 through 2008 that were previously unreported are presented: 151 Abundantia, 635 Vundtia, 893 Leopoldina, 982 Franklina, 2352 Kurchatov, 2263 Shaanxi, 2846 Ylppo, 3368 Duncombe, 3747 Belinskij, (6361) 1978 VL11, (7870) 1987 UP2, (10722) 1990 YM, (14668) 1999 CB67, (22357) 1992 YJ, (126074) 2001 YE85, and 2004 GD2.

Warner, Brian D.

2011-04-01

56

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: February-May 2008  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 22 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from February to May 2008: 578 Happelia, 1093 Freda, 1324 Knysna, 1528 Conrada, 1817 Katanga, 2001 Einstein, 2048 Dwornik, 2150 Nyctimene, 2491 Tvashtri, 3198 Wallonia, 3800 Karayusuf, 4425 Bilk, (5559) 1990 MV, (6394) 1990 QM2, 6435 Daveross, (11398) 1998 YP1, (12390) 1994 WB1, (24094) 1999 UN60, 26887 Tokyogiants, (27068) 1998 SU74, (31827) 1999 VJ13, and 2002 TD66.

Warner, Brian D.

2008-10-01

57

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2008 September-December  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 17 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2008 September through December: 914 Palisana, 3225 Hoag, 4031 Mueller, 5390 Huichiming, 5579 Uhlherr, 5871 Bobbell, (8404) 1995 AN, (16426) 1988 EC, 16589 Hastrup, (18906) 2000 OJ19, (24465) 2000 SX155, (37635) 1993 UJ1, (41672) 2000 TX36, (59493) 1999 JG5, (76864) 2000 XR13, (106121) 2000 TP33, and 2008 SE.

Warner, Brian D.

2009-04-01

58

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2009 June-September  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 17 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2009 June through September: 434 Hungaria, 790 Pretoria, 950 Ahrensa, 1203 Nanna, 1575 Winifred, (5639) 1989 PE, 6447 Terrycole, (6461) 1993 VB5, 6859 Datemasamune, (8639) 1986 VB1, 15374 Teta, (20614) 1999 SN3, (26916) 1996 RR2, 27776 Cortland, (32209) 2000 OW9, (46818) 1998 MZ24, and (77799) 2001 QV88.

Warner, Brian D.

2010-01-01

59

Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - March - June 2006  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 22 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory from early March through early June 2006: 216 Kleopatra, 314 Rosalia, 618 Elfriede, 633 Zelima, 1064 Aethusa, 1115 Sabauda, 1320 Impala, 1384 Kniertje, 1546 Izsak, 1592 Mathieu, 2047 Smetana, 3318 Blixen, 3642 Frieden, 4077 Asuka, 4985 Weir, 4091 Lowe, 5222 Ioffe, 6296 Cleveland, 5430 Luu, (7563) 1988 BC, 21022 Ike, and (68950) 2002 QF15.

Warner, Brian D.

2006-12-01

60

The Story Was Already Written: Narrative Theory in The Lord of the Rings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Popularity, for a writer of fiction, can be a double-edged sword: Surely writers want their work to be read and appreciated, and royalty checks are always welcome; but some forms of enthusiastic reception may give other potential readers a misleading impression of what a work is like. Such may be the case with The Lord of the Rings. Its popularity

Mary R. Bowman

2006-01-01

61

The "Lord of the Rings": Affective Approaches to Teaching Literature. DRICE (Development & Research in Confluent Education).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper was intended to be read to a class or group of people who will in turn respond to the directions given in the paper. It is an attempt to merge the affective and cognitive experiences of literature in order to provide a more meaningful experience while studying J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings." The directions are to…

Hillman, Aaron

62

More White Supremacy? "The Lord of the Rings" as Pro-American Imperialism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Lord of the Rings" continues Hollywood's recurrent theme of good triumphing over evil. The viewer is supposed to identify with the heroes, whiteness, and goodness, which of course triumphs over evil and blackness. Although the cast is made up almost entirely of White people, people also do not question this narrative of White supremacy. To…

Knaus, Christopher

2005-01-01

63

DEMONSTRATION OF WELLMAN-LORD/ALLIED CHEMICAL FGD TECHNOLOGY: DEMONSTRATION TEST SECOND YEAR RESULTS  

EPA Science Inventory

The report gives results of an evaluation of the performance (over a 2-year period) of a full-scale flue gas desulfurization (FGD) unit to demonstrate the Wellman-Lord/Allied Chemical process. The process is regenerable, employing sodium sulfite wet scrubbing, thermal regeneratio...

64

Late Quaternary sea-level highstands in the Tasman Sea: evidence from Lord Howe Island  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lord Howe Island, situated 600 km east of Australia, provides a unique opportunity to evaluate Late Quaternary highstands of sea level in the Tasman Sea. The mid-ocean island, which is the site of the southernmost coral reef, is composed of basalts of late Tertiary age, and calcarenites derived from bioclastic reefal carbonates. Both erosional and depositional evidence of Late Quaternary

C. D. Woodroffe; C. V. Murray-Wallace; E. A. Bryant; B. Brooke; H. Heijnis; D. M. Price

1995-01-01

65

DEMONSTRATION OF WELLMAN-LORD/ALLIED CHEMICAL FGD TECHNOLOGY: ACCEPTANCE TEST RESULTS  

EPA Science Inventory

The report gives results of acceptance tests of Wellman-Lord/Allied Chemical flue gas desulfurization (FGD) technology. Process performance guarantees were met or exceeded. During the 12-day Design Load test, the plant was operated at the design condition of a boiler flue gas out...

66

Demonstration of Wellman-Lord/Allied Chemical FGD Technology: Boiler Operating Characteristics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report gives results of an intensive examination and characterization of a coal-fired boiler prior to retrofit of a full scale flue gas desulfurization (FGD) unit employing the Wellman-Lord/Allied process. The test established a baseline profile of th...

R. C. Adams T. E. Eggleston J. L. Haslbeck R. C. Jordan E. Pulaski

1977-01-01

67

Lord of a Brave New Cuckoo's Nest: Implications for Supervisory Authority.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The contradiction in instructional supervisors' roles between helping and rating teachers raises questions about the nature of supervisory authority. Three novels--Golding's "Lord of the Flies," Huxley's "Brave New World," and Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"--illustrate the general problem of combining social control with individual…

Grimmett, Peter

1981-01-01

68

DEMONSTRATION OF WELLMAN-LORD/ALLIED CHEMICAL FGD TECHNOLOGY: DEMONSTRATION TEST FIRST YEAR RESULTS  

EPA Science Inventory

The report gives results of the first year of a comprehensive test program to demonstrate the capabilities of a full-scale plant using the Wellman-Lord/Allied Chemical process for desulfurizing flue gas. The FGD unit is retrofitted to Northern Indiana Public Service Company's 115...

69

DEMONSTRATION OF WELLMAN-LORD/ALLIED CHEMICAL FGD TECHNOLOGY: BOILER OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS  

EPA Science Inventory

The report gives results of an intensive examination and characterization of a coal-fired boiler prior to retrofit of a full scale flue gas desulfurization (FGD) unit employing the Wellman-Lord/Allied process. The test established a baseline profile of the boiler for later compar...

70

Performance characteristics of prototype MR engine mounts containing LORD glycol MR fluids  

Microsoft Academic Search

LORD Corporation has recently developed glycol-based MR fluids for use in applications such as engine mounts and bushing, in which the MR fluid will contact rubber and other oil-sensitive elastomers. To demonstrate the performance characteristics of these fluids, prototype MR engine mounts were designed and their dynamic stiffness and damping were tested. In one configuration, the MR mount contained a

Daniel E Barber; J David Carlson

2009-01-01

71

The "Lord of the Rings"--A "Mythos" Applicable in Unsustainable Times?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the relevance of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" to environmental education and contemporary concerns about social and environmental injustices. It presents an account of the relationship between Tolkien's environmental biography and those aspects of the story that highlight the connection between his personal…

Morgan, Alun

2010-01-01

72

Music, Myth, and Education: The Case of "The Lord of the Rings" Film Trilogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In probing the interrelationship of myth, meaning, and education, the author offers a case in point, notably, Peter Jackson's film adaptations and Howard Shore's musical scores for J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings trilogy"--"The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers," and "The Return of the King." Intersecting literature, film, and…

Jorgensen, Estelle R.

2010-01-01

73

The Consciousness of Surrender and the Surrendered Consciousness: Ecstatic Dreams of Lord Krishna  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is based on research at Bhaktivedanta Manor, the main UK centre of the Hare Krishna movement, and it examines ecstatic dreams of Lord Krishna which devotees at the Manor claim to experience. With a focus on one key informant's account of such dreams, the article explores the role the dreams play in spiritual and devotional life.…

Dwyer, Graham

2004-01-01

74

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2008 December - 2009 March  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 34 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory from 2008 December through 2009 March: 91 Aegina, 261 Prymno, 359 Georgia, 402 Chloe, 497 Iva, 506 Marion, 660 Crescentia, 691 Lehigh, 731 Sorga, 779 Nina, 802 Epyaxa, 908 Buda, 1015 Christa, 1518 Rovaniemi, 1600 Vyssotsky, 1656 Suomi, 2000 Herschel, 2735 Ellen, 3169 Ostro, 3854 George, 3940 Larion, (5558) 1989 WL2, (5747) 1991 CO3, 6517 Buzzi, (11304) 1993 DJ, (22195) 3509 P-L, (26383) 1999 MA2, (29780) 1999 CJ50, (45878) 2000 WX29, (45898) 2000 XQ49, (76800) 2000 OQ35, (76929) 2001 AX34, (87343) 2000 QH25, and (207398) 2006 AS2.

Warner, Brian D.

2009-07-01

75

Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2010 June-September  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 30 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2010 June through September: 1373 Cincinnati, 2642 Vesale, 2860 Pasacentennium, 3387 Greenberg, 4116 Elachi, 4440 Tchantches, 4483 Petofi, 4674 Pauling, 5175 Ables, 5968 Trauger, 6087 Lupo, 6163 Reimers, 7087 Lewotsky, 7173 Sepkoski, (11058) 1991 PN10, 15964 Billgray, (21688) 1999 RK37, (33203) 1998 FA57, (45436) 2000 AD176, (46559) 1991 PC1, (49675) 1999 SW27, (49678) 1999 TQ7, (57219) 2001 QY71, (66193) 1999 AF22, (76864) 2000 XR13, (76929) 2001 AX34, (82060) 2000 WK8, (102063) 1999 RR134, (174633) 2003 SM110, and 2006 WL15.

Warner, Brian D.

2011-01-01

76

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2010 September-December  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 23 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2010 September through December: 795 Fini, 1506 Xosa, 1600 Vyssotsky, 2518 Rutllant, 3873 Roddy, 8380 Tooting, 9774 Annjudge, 1118 Modra, (11279) 1989 TC, 11976 Josephthurn, (16026) 1999 CM118, (24815) 1994 VQ6, (44600) 1999 RU10, (48601) 1995 BL, (48707) 1996 KR1, (74219) 1998 RM78, (75489) 1999 XO178, (86192) 1999 SV1, (86217) 1999 TB35, (86257) 1999 TK207, (100926) 1998 MQ, (107668) 2001 FY4, and (150370) 2000 CG65.

Warner, Brian D.

2011-04-01

77

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - September-December 2006  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 25 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory from late September through December 2006: 143 Adria, 469 Argentina, 595 Polyxena, 880 Herba, 1515 Perrotin, 1756 Giacobini, 1920 Sarmiento, 2645 Daphne Plane, 2793 Valdaj, 4125 Lew Allen, 4142 Derzu-Uzala, 4690 Strasbourg, 4860 Gubbio, 6794 Masuisakura, (10171) 1995 EE8, 13025 Zurich, (15786) 1993 RS, 17681 Tweedledum, (24827) 1995 RA, (30019) 2000 DD, (31180) 1997 YX3, (31354) 1998 TR3, (32814) 1990 XZ, (34817) 2001 SE116, and 2006 WH1.

Warner, Brian D.

2007-06-01

78

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: September-December 2007  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 20 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory from September-December 2007. 167 Urda; 793 Arizona; 1112 Polonia; 1325 Inanda; 1590 Tsiolkovskaja; 1741 Giclas; 2347 Vinata; 4464 Vulcano; 5720 Halweaver; 7086 Bopp; 7187 Isobe; (8309) 1996 NL1; (10496) 1986 RK; (11904) 1991 TR1; (17738) 1998 BS15; (20936) 4835 T-1; (25332) 1999 KK6; (31793) 1999 LB6; (44892) 1999 VJ8; (52314) 1991 XD. In addition, previously unpublished results from 2000 for (10936) 1998 FN11 are reported.

Warner, Brian D.

2008-06-01

79

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2011 March - July  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 24 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2011 March to July: 1355 Magoeba, 1727 Mette, 2048 Dwornik, 3022 Dobermann, (5639) 1989 PE, 6296 Cleveland, 6310 Jankonke, (6394) 1990 QM2, 6435 Daveross, 6859 Datemasamune, 10159 Tokara, (29242) 1992 HB4, (33324) 1998 QE56, (33679) 1999 JY107, (38047) 1998 TC3, (38048) 1998 UL18, (41424) 2000 CK40, (55854) 1996 VS1, (57784) 2001 VW85, (60335) 2000 AR42, (95147) 2002 AP166, (96327) 1997 EJ50, (97649) 2000 FK1, and (104998) 2000 KT2.

Warner, Brian D.

2011-10-01

80

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at CS3-Palmer Divide Station: 2014 January-March  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 40 main-belt asteroids were obtained at the Center for Solar System Studies-Palmer Divide Station (CS3-PDS) from 2014 January through March. The majority of the objects were members of the Hungaria group/family. In many cases, the observations were follow-up to previous apparitions to check for the possibility of undiscovered satellites or to provide additional data for spin axis and shape modeling. One Hungaria, 5175 Ables, showed indications of a satellite in the form of having two periods. However, there were no decisive observations of mutual events due to a satellite. This makes the asteroid a possible, but not probable, binary.

Warner, Brian D.

2014-07-01

81

Upon Further Review: III. An Examination of Previous Lightcurve Analysis from the Palmer Divide Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Updated results are given for six asteroids previously reported from the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO). The original images were remeasured to obtain new data sets using the latest version of MPO Canopus photometry software, analysis tools, and revised techniques for linking multiple observing runs covering several days to several weeks. Results that were previously not reported or were moderately different were found for 860 Ursina, 1146 Biarmia, 1158 Luda, 3431 Nakano, (10936) 1998 FN11, and (11424) 1999 LZ24. This is the third in a series of papers that examines results obtained during the initial years of the asteroid lightcurve program at PDO.

Warner, Brian D.

2011-01-01

82

Upon Further Review: IV. An Examination of Previous Lightcurve Analysis from the Palmer Divide Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Updated results are given for nine asteroids previously reported from the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO). The original images were remeasured to obtain new data sets using the latest version of MPO Canopus photometry software, analysis tools, and revised techniques for linking multiple observing runs covering several days to several weeks. Results that were previously not reported or were moderately different were found for 573 Recha, 575 Renate, 605 Juvisia, 620 Drakonia, 687 Tinette, 787 Moskva, 983 Gunila, 1282 Utopia, and 1600 Vyssotsky. This is one in a series of papers that examines results obtained during the initial years of the asteroid lightcurve program at PDO.

Warner, Brian D.

2011-01-01

83

Upon Further Review: V. An Examination of Previous Lightcurve Analysis from the Palmer Divide Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Updated results are given for nine asteroids previously reported from the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO). The original images were re-measured to obtain new data sets using the latest version of MPO Canopus photometry software, analysis tools, and revised techniques for linking multiple observing runs covering several days to several weeks. Results that were previously not reported or were moderately different were found for 1659 Punkajarju, 1719 Jens, 1987 Kaplan, 2105 Gudy, 2961 Katsurahama, 3285 Ruth Wolfe, 3447 Burckhalter, 7816 Hanoi, and (34817) 2000 SE116. This is one in a series of papers that will examine results obtained during the initial years of the asteroid lightcurve program at PDO.

Warner, Brian D.

2011-01-01

84

First Palmer and Millstone Hill midlatitude conjugate observation of thermospheric winds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

first midlatitude conjugate thermospheric wind observations in the American sector showed various degrees of conjugacy between Palmer (64°S, 64°W, magnetic latitude (MLAT) 50°S) and Millstone Hill (42.82°N, 71.5°W, MLAT 53°N) under three different geomagnetic conditions (recovery after a substorm, moderately active, and quiet). The agreement with the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Thermosphere Ionosphere Electrodynamics General Circulation Model (TIEGCM) simulations also varies with the geomagnetic activity level. During substorm recovery, the observations at Palmer (PA) and Millstone Hill (MH) both showed strong westward zonal winds, which the standard TIEGCM greatly underestimated. Inadequate ion convection pattern size and lack of effect from Subauroral Polarization Streams (SAPS) may be the cause of the large discrepancy. The TIEGCM with a SAPS model produced stronger westward zonal winds near PA but did not change the zonal wind near MH. The empirical SAPS model needs further refinements. In general, there is better conjugacy with moderate geomagnetic activity levels. The TIEGCM also agrees better with the observations. Under geomagnetically quiet conditions, the meridional winds appear to be less conjugate. The agreement between the observations and model is reasonable. Optical conjugate observations are severely limited by the seasons and weather conditions in the two hemispheres. Yet they are necessary to understanding the thermospheric dynamics in the subauroral region and its relationship with geomagnetic activity levels. The comparisons with TIEGCM are necessary for future model improvements.

Wu, Qian; Noto, John; Kerr, Robert; Kapali, Sudha; Riccobono, Juanita; Wang, Wenbin; Talaat, Elsayed R.

2014-04-01

85

Gunfight at the NOT OK Corral: Reply to "High Noon for Microfinance" by Duvendack and Palmer-Jones (Uncut version)  

PubMed Central

The paper “High Noon for Microfinance Impact Evaluations” by Duvendack and Palmer-Jones replicates the papers of Chemin (2008) and Pitt and Khandker (1998) that estimate the impact of microfinance in Bangladesh. My paper replicates the Duvendack and Palmer-Jones replication and finds so many serious errors in their code and misrepresentations of the methods described in their paper that I conclude that their results are spurious and provide no evidence about the validity of either the papers of Chemin or Pitt and Khandker or on the effectiveness of microfinance.

Pitt, Mark M.

2013-01-01

86

Effects of Thermal Exposure on the Optical Properties of LORD Aeroglaze A276  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A lunar outpost will require electrical energy. One potential source is fission surface power where heat from a reactor is converted into electricity utilizing an energy conversion system, and waste heat will need to be rejected from the system. The Second Generation Radiator Demonstration Unit is a technology demonstration unit leading towards operational radiators. To approximate the infrared emittance of the lunar outpost radiators, a low-cost coating compatible with the test conditions was sought. LORD Aeroglaze A276 has a similar emittance, but its performance in air and vacuum at the desired operating temperatures was unknown. This study determined that the emittance remained above 0.86 for all conditions tested and that LORD Aeroglaze A276 is a suitable surrogate coating for the Second Generation Radiator Demonstration Unit.

Ellis, David L.; Jaworske, Donald A.

2009-01-01

87

Beyond Black and White: Race and Postmodernism in The Lord of the Rings Films  

Microsoft Academic Search

In terms of racial coding, the only contemporary fantasy\\/sci-fi blockbuster film series as immediately cringe-inducing as the new Star Wars films is The Lord of the Rings trilogy. 1 In the films, goodness correlates to whiteness, both racially and as color scheme, and is associated with Europe, particularly England and the Scandinavian countries, the West, and the North. Evil is

Sue Kim

2004-01-01

88

Primary fit of the Lord cementless total hip. A geometric study in cadavers.  

PubMed

Two Lord prostheses, bilaterally implanted in cadavers, were sectioned. The contact areas between bone and prosthesis were studied and measured using a specially developed reproducible method. Primary fixation of the femoral components appeared to be based principally on wedging of the prosthetic stem in the femoral shaft with a rather small contact surface. In both acetabuli the screw threads of the rings were only marginally in contact with the acetabular bone. PMID:3213449

Schimmel, J W; Huiskes, R

1988-12-01

89

The Lord of the Rings – a mythos applicable in unsustainable times?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the relevance of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings to environmental education and contemporary concerns about social and environmental injustices. It presents an account of the relationship between Tolkien’s environmental biography and those aspects of the story that highlight the connection between his personal experiential informal environmental education learning journey in the real world and his

Alun Morgan

2010-01-01

90

Aristotle, US Public Diplomacy, and the Cold War: The Work of Carnes Lord  

Microsoft Academic Search

Carnes Lord is an eminent Aristotelian scholar who has since the mid-1970s intermittently occupied positions within the United\\u000a States government. This article considers the linkages between his writings on Aristotle and the standpoints he has adopted\\u000a when in government, with particular reference to the period in the early 1980s when he fulfilled an important role in developing\\u000a a public diplomacy

Giles Scott-Smith

2008-01-01

91

Holocene lagoonal sedimentation at the latitudinal limits of reef growth, Lord Howe Island, Tasman Sea  

Microsoft Academic Search

The southernmost limit to coral reef growth occurs on Lord Howe Island (33°30?S, 159°05?E) where a discontinuous fringing reef flanks the western side of the island. Coring and radiocarbon dating indicate that carbonate sediments were first deposited within the lagoon around 6500 radiocarbon years BP coincident with sea level reaching close to its modern level. High-energy conditions dominated the reef

D. M Kennedy; C. D Woodroffe

2000-01-01

92

LORD Space Experiment for Investigation of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic-ray Particles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The problem of detecting cosmic rays and neutrinos of energies above the GZK cutoff is reviewed. Nowadays, it becomes clear that registration of nature's most energetic particles requires approaches based on new principles. First of all, we imply the detection of the coherent Cherenkov radio emission in cascades of ultrahigh-energy particles in radio-transparent natural dense media, i.e., ice shields of Antarctica, mineral salt, and lunar regolith. The Luna-Glob space mission planned for launching in the near future involves the Lunar Orbital Radio Detector (LORD) whose aperture for cosmic rays and neutrinos of energies E >= 1020 eV exceeds all existing ground-based arrays. The feasibility of LORD to detect radio signals from showers initiated by ultrahigh-energy particles interacting with the lunar regolith is examined. The design of the LORD space instrument and its scientific potentialities for registration of low-intense cosmic-ray particle fluxes above the GZK cut-off up to 1025 eV is discussed.

Ryabov, V. A.; Gusev, G. A.; Chechin, V. A.

2013-02-01

93

Seeing Double Old and New: Observations and Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory of Six Binary Asteroids  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Results of the analysis of lightcurves of six binary asteroids obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory are reported. Of the six, three were previously known to be binary: 9069 Hovland, (26471) 2000 AS152, and 1994 XD. The remaining three are new confirmed or probable binary discoveries made at PDO: 2047 Smetana, (5646) 1990 TR, and (52316) 1992 BD.

Warner, Brian D.

2013-04-01

94

RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR THE USE OF PARSHALL FLUMES AND PALMER-BOWLUS FLUMES IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS  

EPA Science Inventory

Parshall and Palmer-Bowlus flumes are suitable for in-plant open channel flow measurement of raw wastewater and treated effluent as well as wastewater in intermediate stages of treatment. Parshall flumes are empirical devices which must be fabricated and installed according to sp...

95

Reexamining the Factor Structure of the 20Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale: Commentary on Gignac, Palmer, and Stough  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gignac, Palmer, and Stough (2007\\/this issue) test a number of different latent factor models for the TAS–20 using a community sample of 355 participants and conclude that this scale is best represented by a “nested factors model,” with five substantive factors and a method factor. Gignac et al. also report that the correlated three-factor model and a comparable higher order

R. Michael Bagby; Graeme J. Taylor; Lena C. Quilty; James D. A. Parker

2007-01-01

96

Palmer-Chalker correlations in the XY pyrochlore antiferromagnet Er2Sn2O7  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Er2Sn2O7 is considered, together with Er2Ti2O7, as a realization of the XY antiferromagnet on the pyrochlore lattice. We present magnetization measurements confirming that Er2Sn2O7 does not order down to 100 mK but exhibits a freezing below 200 mK. Our neutron scattering experiments evidence the strong XY character of the Er3+moment and point out the existence of short-range correlations in which the magnetic moments are in peculiar configurations, the Palmer-Chalker states, predicted theoretically for an XY pyrochlore antiferromagnet with dipolar interactions. Our estimation of the Er2Sn2O7 parameters confirm the role of the latter interactions on top of relatively weak and isotropic exchange couplings.

Guitteny, Solene; Petit, Sylvain; Lhotel, Elsa; Robert, Julien; Bonville, Pierre; Forget, Anne; Mirebeau, Isabelle

2013-10-01

97

Asteriod Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2013 February-March. The Final Report.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for nine asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) in 2013 February and March. These represent the final objects out of more than 1100 lightcurves measured at PDO over fourteen years. Of the nine objects reported here, six were Hungaria members, two were NEAs, and the remaining two were main belt members. Analysis of the data resulted in a revised rotation period for the Hungaria member 4531 Asaro. The near-Earth asteroid (5828) 1991 AM was found to be a possible binary system with an unusual lightcurve for the secondary period, while follow-up on known Hungaria binary 5899 Jedicke lead to a revised period for the primary and confirmation of the orbital period of the satellite.

Warner, Brian D.

2013-10-01

98

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2009 September-December  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 26 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2009 September through December: 298 Baptistina, 546 Herodias, 1355 Magoeba, 1626 Sadeya, 1750 Eckert, 2001 Einstein, 2083 Smither, 3086 Kalbaugh, 4125 Lew Allen, 4531 Asara, 4736 Johnwood, 5230 Asahina, 5841 Stone, 6141 Durda, (6444) 1989 WW, 9739 Powell, 16669 Rionuevo, 24654 Fossett, (29242) 1992 HB4, (29308) 1993 UF1, (31850) 2000 EB22, (37634) 1993 UZ, (38047) 1998 TC3, (40203) 1998 SP27, (218144) 2002 RL66, and NEA 2009 XR2. In addition, data for 1355 Magoeba from 2006 were re-analyzed. The periods derived from the 2006 and 2009 apparitions cannot be reconciled. The solution based on the 2009 data has been adopted as the one more likely correct. For four of the asteroids, 2001 Einstein, 3086 Kalbaugh, 4736 Johnwood, and 5841 Stone, the 2009 data were combined with those from earlier apparitions to derive spin axis and shape models.

Warner, Brian D.

2010-04-01

99

Bursts of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) by dissipating clouds at Palmer Station, Antarctica  

SciTech Connect

The authors present here a case study of cloud-mediated production of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) recorded at Palmer Station (64{degrees}46`S, 64{degrees}05`W), Antarctica on 20 Jan 1994. Four instances of CCN bursts occured on January 17, 19, 20 and February 7, 1994 when cloud base descended to the surface and dissipated under prevailing meteorlogical conditions. The most spectacular event ocurred on January 20 when the CCN concentration was enhanced by a factor of four at 0.025% supersaturation (with respect to water) compared to the prevent concentration. At 1.25% supersaturation, the corresponding enhancement was by a factor of seven. This indicated a larger production of aerosol particles in smaller size ranges. The elevated CCN concentrations were measured for over fifteen hours. The CCN activity spectrum during the event resembled the ones that are typical of previous measurements in the urban plumes of St. Louis and Denver. 30 refs., 3 figs.

Saxena, V.K. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)] [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)

1996-01-01

100

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2012 September - 2013 January  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 40 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2012 September to 2013 January: 495 Eulalia, 1694 Kaiser, 2001 Einstein, 3086 Kalbaugh, 3635 Kreutz, 5806 Archieroy, 6310 Jankonke, 6447 Terrycole, 6744 Komoda, 7086 Bopp, 7560 Spudis, 8325 Trigo-Rodriguez, 11149 Tateshina, 11709 Eudoxos, (13245) 1998 MM19, (13573) 1993 FZ18, 14395 Tommorgan, 15434 Mittal, (17657) 1996 VO4, (22013) 1999 XO89, (26916) 1996 RR2, 27776 Cortland, (30878) 1992 GQ, (30981) 1995 SJ4, (31831) 1999 YL, (32626) 2001 RX64, (51371) 2000 XF15, 55844 Bicak, (55854) 1996 VS1, (63440) 2001 MD30, (66832) 1999 UE45, (70927) 1999 VX210, (72675) 2001 FP54, (86388) 2000 AT60, (90988) 1997 XS13, (123937) 2001 EX16, (136017) 2002 VH74, (192683) 1999 SO27, (330825) 2008 XE3, and 2012 TC4. Based on data and analysis in 2012 for 27776 Cortland, the previously reported period from 2009 has been revised.

Warner, Brian D.

2013-04-01

101

Upon Further Review: VI. An Examination of Previous Lightcurve Analysis from the Palmer Divide Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Updated results of lightcurve analysis are given for 31 asteroids previously reported from the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO). The original images were remeasured to obtain new data sets using the latest version of MPO Canopus photometry software, analysis tools, and revised techniques for linking observing runs that ranged from several days to several weeks. Moderately to significantly different results were found for: 301 Bavaria, 436 Patricia, 507 Laodica, 549 Jessonda, 585 Bilkis, 596 Scheila, 607 Jenny, 630 Euphemia, 875 Nymphe, 912 Maritima, 926 Imhilde, 1177 Gonnessia, 1203 Nanna, 1333 Cevenola, 1679 Nevanlinna, 1796 Riga, 2000 Herschel, 2266 Tchaikovsky, 2460 Mitlincoln, 2494 Inge, 3915 Fukushima, 3940 Larion, 4091 Lowe, 4209 Briggs, 4431 Holeungholee, 4690 Strasbourg, 5390 Huichiming, 5940 Feliksobolev, (16558) 1991 VQ2, (18108) 2000 NT5, and (45646) 2000 EE45. This is expected to be the final paper in a current series that has examined results obtained during the initial years of the asteroid lightcurve program at PDO.

Warner, Brian D.

2011-04-01

102

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2011 June - September  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 28 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2011 June to September: 903 Nealley, 1103 Sequoia, 2052 Tamriko, 2083 Smither, 2150 Nyctimene, 2272 Montezuma, 2306 Bauschinger, 4125 Lew Allen, 5571 Lesliegreen, (7660) 1993 VM1, 7933 Magritte, (16256) 2000 JM2, (16959) 1998 QE17, (17822) 1998 FM135, (18890) 2000 EV26, (27568) 2000 PT6, (31898) 2000 GC1, (32953) 1996 GF19, (32928) 1995 QZ, (33356) 1999 AM3, (35055) 1984 RB, (54234) 2000 JD16, (60365) 2000 AT109, (62117) 2000 RC102, (67404) 2000 PG26, 70030 Margaretmiller, (140428) 2001 TT94, (282081) 2000 NG. Observations of 70030 Margaretmiller indicate that the asteroid is a probable binary with a secondary period being detected but no mutual events.

Warner, Brian D.

2012-01-01

103

Representing Science Through Historical Drama: Lord Kelvin and the Age of The Earth Debate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a defense for the use of historical scripted conversations in science. We discuss drama's use of both expository and narrative text forms to expand the language forms available for a variety of learners, the use of scripted conversations as a defensible curriculum design to foster learning in general and science in particular, and the expansion of literate practices to include dramatic arts. Throughout our discussion, we refer to Author 2 and Teichmann's scripted conversation Lord Kelvin and the Age of the Earth Debate (2003).

Begoray, Deborah L.; Stinner, Arthur

104

``Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey-Stuff:'' Teaching with a Time Lord  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

November 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Doctor Who, the longest-running science fiction television series in history (790 episodes spanning 1963–1989 and 2005–present). The revival of the BBC series in 2005 has been both critically acclaimed and commercially successful. The travels of the 900-plus-year-old Time Lord and his companions introduce viewers to the past, present, and future of our planet and many others. While the series is obviously fictional, there is also a surprising amount of fairly accurate science as well.

Larsen, K.

2014-07-01

105

Smoke emissions from industrial western Scotland in 1859 inferred from Lord Kelvin's atmospheric electricity measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) made careful, calibrated measurements of the atmospheric Potential Gradient (PG) at three sites on the east side of Arran in 1859. The PG was always anomalously high in easterly and north-easterly winds. Positive space charge from sea spray may have contributed to the high PG at two coastal sites, but measurements made on Goatfell, inland and 100-175 m above sea level are unlikely to have been affected by spray. Instead, pollution from the Scottish mainland seems the more likely cause of the high PG at Goatfell, which varied from 300 to 1000 Vm-1 on 10th-11th October 1859, corresponding to smoke levels from 0.2 to 0.8 mgm-3. Gaussian plume calculations, based on the atmospheric conditions described by Lord Kelvin, and constrained by early Glaswegian pollution measurements, indicate a substantial source region located on the Scottish mainland, 20-40 km from Arran, emitting between 10-104 kg s-1.

Aplin, Karen L.

2012-04-01

106

Lord's Paradox in a Continuous Setting and a Regression Artifact in Numerical Cognition Research  

PubMed Central

In this paper we review, and elaborate on, the literature on a regression artifact related to Lord’s paradox in a continuous setting. Specifically, the question is whether a continuous property of individuals predicts improvement from training between a pretest and a posttest. If the pretest score is included as a covariate, regression to the mean will lead to biased results if two critical conditions are satisfied: (1) the property is correlated with pretest scores and (2) pretest scores include random errors. We discuss how these conditions apply to the analysis in a published experimental study, the authors of which concluded that linearity of children’s estimations of numerical magnitudes predicts arithmetic learning from a training program. However, the two critical conditions were clearly met in that study. In a reanalysis we find that the bias in the method can fully account for the effect found in the original study. In other words, data are consistent with the null hypothesis that numerical magnitude estimations are unrelated to arithmetic learning.

Eriksson, Kimmo; Haggstrom, Olle

2014-01-01

107

A large population of king crabs in Palmer Deep on the west Antarctic Peninsula shelf and potential invasive impacts  

PubMed Central

Lithodid crabs (and other skeleton-crushing predators) may have been excluded from cold Antarctic continental shelf waters for more than 14 Myr. The west Antarctic Peninsula shelf is warming rapidly and has been hypothesized to be soon invaded by lithodids. A remotely operated vehicle survey in Palmer Deep, a basin 120 km onto the Antarctic shelf, revealed a large, reproductive population of lithodids, providing the first evidence that king crabs have crossed the Antarctic shelf. DNA sequencing and morphology indicate the lithodid is Neolithodes yaldwyni Ahyong & Dawson, previously reported only from Ross Sea waters. We estimate a N. yaldwyni population density of 10 600 km?2 and a population size of 1.55 × 106 in Palmer Deep, a density similar to lithodid populations of commercial interest around Alaska and South Georgia. The lithodid occurred at depths of more than 850 m and temperatures of more than 1.4°C in Palmer Deep, and was not found in extensive surveys of the colder shelf at depths of 430–725 m. Where N. yaldwyni occurred, crab traces were abundant, megafaunal diversity reduced and echinoderms absent, suggesting that the crabs have major ecological impacts. Antarctic Peninsula shelf waters are warming at approximately 0.01°C yr?1; if N. yaldwyni is currently limited by cold temperatures, it could spread up onto the shelf (400–600 m depths) within 1–2 decades. The Palmer Deep N. yaldwyni population provides an important model for the potential invasive impacts of crushing predators on vulnerable Antarctic shelf ecosystems.

Smith, Craig R.; Grange, Laura J.; Honig, David L.; Naudts, Lieven; Huber, Bruce; Guidi, Lionel; Domack, Eugene

2012-01-01

108

A Global Dataset of Palmer Drought Severity Index for 1870 2002: Relationship with Soil Moisture and Effects of Surface Warming  

Microsoft Academic Search

A monthly dataset of Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) from 1870 to 2002 is derived using historical precipitation and temperature data for global land areas on a 2.58 grid. Over Illinois, Mongolia, and parts of China and the former Soviet Union, where soil moisture data are available, the PDSI is significantly correlated (r 5 0.5 to 0.7) with observed soil

Aiguo Dai; Kevin E. Trenberth; Taotao Qian

2004-01-01

109

A large population of king crabs in Palmer Deep on the west Antarctic Peninsula shelf and potential invasive impacts.  

PubMed

Lithodid crabs (and other skeleton-crushing predators) may have been excluded from cold Antarctic continental shelf waters for more than 14 Myr. The west Antarctic Peninsula shelf is warming rapidly and has been hypothesized to be soon invaded by lithodids. A remotely operated vehicle survey in Palmer Deep, a basin 120 km onto the Antarctic shelf, revealed a large, reproductive population of lithodids, providing the first evidence that king crabs have crossed the Antarctic shelf. DNA sequencing and morphology indicate the lithodid is Neolithodes yaldwyni Ahyong & Dawson, previously reported only from Ross Sea waters. We estimate a N. yaldwyni population density of 10 600 km(-2) and a population size of 1.55 × 10(6) in Palmer Deep, a density similar to lithodid populations of commercial interest around Alaska and South Georgia. The lithodid occurred at depths of more than 850 m and temperatures of more than 1.4°C in Palmer Deep, and was not found in extensive surveys of the colder shelf at depths of 430-725 m. Where N. yaldwyni occurred, crab traces were abundant, megafaunal diversity reduced and echinoderms absent, suggesting that the crabs have major ecological impacts. Antarctic Peninsula shelf waters are warming at approximately 0.01°C yr(-1); if N. yaldwyni is currently limited by cold temperatures, it could spread up onto the shelf (400-600 m depths) within 1-2 decades. The Palmer Deep N. yaldwyni population provides an important model for the potential invasive impacts of crushing predators on vulnerable Antarctic shelf ecosystems. PMID:21900324

Smith, Craig R; Grange, Laura J; Honig, David L; Naudts, Lieven; Huber, Bruce; Guidi, Lionel; Domack, Eugene

2012-03-01

110

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2013 January - March  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 41 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2013 January through March: 785 Zwetana, 1509 Esclangona, 1599 Giomus, 1925 Franklin-Adams, 2048 Dwornik, 2491 Tvashtri, 3007 Reaves, 3720 Hokkaido, 4719 Burnaby, 4736 Johnwood, 5841 Stone, (6394) 1990 QM2, (8825) 1988 MF, 9231 Shimaken, 9387 Tweedledee, (11405) 1999 CV3, 11437 Cardalda, 16669 Rionuevo, (18486) 1996 AS2, (27713) 1989 AA, 28126 Nydegger, (29242) 1992 HB4, (29298) 1993 SA14, (29308) 1993 UF1, (31354) 1998 TR3, (32750) 1981 EG9, (32772) 1986 JL, (35340) 1997 GV18, (41044) 1999 VW6, (56318) 1999 UR3, (66092) 1998 SD, (68537) 2001 VC123, (75648) 2000 AW59, (99008) 2001 DU52, (125738) 2001 XE116, (135486) 2001 XP2, (137199) 1999 KX4, (154347) 2002 XK4, (343098) 2009 DV42, (349068) 2006 YT13, and 2013 BE19. The 2013 results for 9387 Tweedledee lead to a revised analysis of the data from 2006 for that asteroid and resolved the ambiguous solution reported at that time.

Warner, Brian D.

2013-07-01

111

Stochastic forecasting of agricultural drought based on Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Drought roots in natural climate variability over mid- to long-term time periods and often causes serious water and environmental consequences for human societies and ecosystems. Due to the random nature of contributing factors, occurrence and severity of droughts may be treated by stochastic techniques. Early indication of droughts can help to activate the corresponding mitigation strategies and measures in advance. Therefore, drought forecasting comes to the aid of decision makers for planning and management of water resource systems. In arid and semi-arid regions, drought negative effects on crops may be reduced by storing sufficient water from available sources. As a result, it is quite important to forecast the drought duration in the growing season in terms of irrigation scheduling. In this study, duration of agriculture droughts, quantified by the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), is forecasted through the application of linear stochastic models for Mashhad, Khorasan-Razavi province, northwest of Iran. Study of the temporal characteristics of droughts indicated that the region is affected by severe and, more or less, prolonged droughts from 1971 to 2004. Results showed that over 64% of the studied period, droughts prevailed that increased in duration and severity in recent years. A SARIMA (Seasonal Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average) model was developed to predict drought duration and was found to provide acceptable results up to 2 months ahead.

Shafiei, M.; Ghahraman, B.; Saghafian, B.; Ansari, H.; Davary, K.; Naghavi, B.

2012-12-01

112

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2010 December- 2011 March  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lightcurves for 34 asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) from 2010 December through 2011 March: 434 Hungaria, 1019 Strackea, 2035 Stearns, 2047 Smetana, 3266 Bernardus, 3447 Burckhalter, 3511 Tsvetaeva, 4490 Bambery, 6384 Kervin, 6493 Cathybennett, 7187 Isobe, (7579) 1990 TN1, 7781 Townsend, (10779) 1991 LW, (12265) 1990 FG, (13578) 1993 MK, 13822 Stevedodson, (16562) 1992 AV1, (19131) 1988 CY3, (20936) 4835 T-1, (21056) 1991 CA1, (22696) 1998 QT105, (23336) 2579 P-L, (42612) 1998 EL3, (46784) 1998 HK117, (46803) 1998 KL33, (48470) 1991 TC2, (61461) 2000 QA31, (65739) 1993 SG13, (89550) 2001 XU97, (101771) 1999 FB58, (113567) 2002 TV36, 2001 GU8, and 2006 WH2. Previous results by the author for 7187 Isobe and (13578) 1993 MK are reviewed. The data obtained in 2010-11 for 3447 Burckhalter reveal that it is a "tumbler" (non-principal axis rotation), which explains previous, apparently contradictory results.

Warner, Brian D.

2011-07-01

113

Joint spatiotemporal variability of global sea surface temperatures and global Palmer drought severity index values  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Dominant modes of individual and joint variability in global sea surface temperatures (SST) and global Palmer drought severity index (PDSI) values for the twentieth century are identified through a multivariate frequency domain singular value decomposition. This analysis indicates that a secular trend and variability related to the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) are the dominant modes of variance shared among the global datasets. For the SST data the secular trend corresponds to a positive trend in Indian Ocean and South Atlantic SSTs, and a negative trend in North Pacific and North Atlantic SSTs. The ENSO reconstruction shows a strong signal in the tropical Pacific, North Pacific, and Indian Ocean regions. For the PDSI data, the secular trend reconstruction shows high amplitudes over central Africa including the Sahel, whereas the regions with strong ENSO amplitudes in PDSI are the southwestern and northwestern United States, South Africa, northeastern Brazil, central Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Australia. An additional significant frequency, multidecadal variability, is identified for the Northern Hemisphere. This multidecadal frequency appears to be related to the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation (AMO). The multidecadal frequency is statistically significant in the Northern Hemisphere SST data, but is statistically nonsignificant in the PDSI data.

Apipattanavis, S.; Mccabe, G. J.; Rajagopalan, B.; Gangopadhyay, S.

2009-01-01

114

Middle-earth Meets New Zealand: Authenticity and Location in the Making of The Lord of the Rings  

Microsoft Academic Search

abstract In focusing on the making of a specific cultural project, The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) film trilogy, this paper draws out the tensions between two sometimes divergent strands of authenticity: creative authenticity and national authenticity. This study is located in New Zealand, a small post-colonial country which was the location for LOTR and home to its key film-makers.

Deborah Jones; Karen Smith

2005-01-01

115

Banal cosmopolitanism and The Lord of the Rings: The limited role of national differences in global media consumption  

Microsoft Academic Search

Comparative reception studies are generally built around the expectation to find national cultural differences. Using data from a comparative study on The Lord of the Rings, Return of the King, this paper investigates the role of nationality in the reception of global media texts. Analysis of differences in appreciation, interpretation and involvement in an online survey (N=24,747) showed great variation

Giselinde Kuipers; Jeroen de Kloet

2009-01-01

116

Trashing the System: Social Movement, Intersectional Rhetoric, and Collective Agency in the Young Lords Organization's Garbage Offensive  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examining the nascent rhetoric of the Young Lords Organization's (YLO) 1969 "garbage offensive," this essay argues that the long-standing constraints on agency to which they were responding demanded an inventive rhetoric that was decolonizing both in its aim and in its form. Blending diverse forms of discourse produced an intersectional rhetoric…

Enck-Wanzer, Darrel

2006-01-01

117

On the Comfort of the Wilderness: The Significance of Lord Andrew Adonis, De Facto Secretary of State for Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Here Francis Beckett, formerly Education Correspondent of the New Statesman and long-time member of the Labour Party "Comprehensive Futures" group set up to further the cause of non-selective schools for all children reflects on the prospects for radical state education in New Labour's third term. He argues that with Andrew Adonis made a lord to…

Beckett, Francis

2005-01-01

118

Ultrasonic measuring method of accumulated elasticity strain energy on the balance lord S45C metal beam  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was carried out by converting a balance lord bending stress into a change of ultrasonic sound velocity distribution as an information signal using an ultrasonic side wave oscillator sensor under the nondestructive method. The changes in the side wave sound velocity which corresponds to the stress-strain were measured by Poisson's ratio that varied with the amount of longitudinal

M. Ohhashi

2002-01-01

119

Test Review: Lord, C., Luyster, R. J., Gotham, K., & Guthrie, W. (2012). "Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) Manual (Part II): Toddler Module." Torrance, CA: Western Psychological Services, 2012. Lord, C., Rutter, M., DiLavore, P. C., Risi, S., Gotham, K., & Bishop, S. "Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition." Torrance, CA: Western Psychological Services, 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the "Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition" (ADOS-2; Lord, Luyster, Gotham, & Guthrie, 2012; Lord, Rutter et al., 2012), a newly updated, semistructured, standardized measure of communication, social interaction, play/imagination, and restricted and/or repetitive behaviors published by Western…

McCrimmon, Adam; Rostad, Kristin

2014-01-01

120

Lord Kelvin's gyrostat and its analogs in physics, including the Lorenz model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A gyrostat is a system of bodies whose relative motion does not alter the intrinsic mass distribution of the system. A solid gyrostat is an arbitrary rigid body attached to one or more axisymmetric rotors with their axes fixed in the carrier. A liquid gyrostat is a cavity in a rotating rigid body filled with an inviscid, homogeneous fluid. For certain conditions, gyrostats obey the Volterra equations of motion, a generalization of the Euler equations for a rigid body rotating about a fixed point. The Lorenz model is equivalent to a special case of a gyrostat in a forced, dissipative regime, as is its laboratory analog, the Malkus water wheel. Over a century ago, Lord Kelvin, the gyrostat's inventor, attempted to formulate mechanical models of the elasticity of matter and the ether, using lattices of linked gyrostats. Opportunities for using gyrostats in the teaching of undergraduate mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, and fluid dynamics are discussed.

Tong, Christopher

2009-06-01

121

Relativity in Transylvania and Patusan: Finding the roots of Einstein's theories of relativity in "Dracula" and "Lord Jim"  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This thesis investigates the similarities in the study of time and space in literature and science during the modern period. Specifically, it focuses on the portrayal of time and space within Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897) and Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim (1899-1900), and compares the ideas presented with those later scientifically formulated by Albert Einstein in his special and general theories of relativity (1905-1915). Although both novels precede Einstein's theories, they reveal advanced complex ideas of time and space very similar to those later argued by the iconic physicist. These ideas follow a linear progression including a sense of temporal dissonance, the search for a communal sense of the present, the awareness and expansion of the individual's sense of the present, and the effect of mass on surrounding space. This approach enhances readings of Dracula and Lord Jim, illuminating the fascination with highly refined notions of time and space within modern European culture.

Tatum, Brian Shane

122

Returning home: forced conscription, reintegration, and mental health status of former abductees of the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Since the late 1980s, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a spiritualist rebel group in northern Uganda, has killed and mutilated thousands of civilians and abducted an estimated 52,000 to 75,000 people to serve as soldiers, porters, and sex slaves for its commanders. This study examines the types of violence to which former abductees have been exposed and the extent

Phuong N Pham; Patrick Vinck; Eric Stover

2009-01-01

123

WBANDZ: A C program to calibrate the hydrologic model and calculate monthly water balance and Palmer's Z-index  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Derived from modified Palmer's water-balance model, program WBANDZ simulates continuous monthly time series for major water-budget variables and Palmer's Z-index (the monthly moisture anomaly index) based on monthly precipitation and temperature data, and also calibrates the water-balance model by comparing observed and predicted streamflow. The calibration procedure produces optimal estimation of model parameter values which include available water-holding capacities of two soil layers and the coefficient accounting for the lag between moisture surplus and runoff from a watershed. Water-balance calculation results including monthly time series of the Z-index and major state variables in the water-balance model such as streamflow, soil moisture, moisture surplus and deficit, etc. as well as long-term average monthly water budget are output as formatted text files to be used in further analysis. The ability of the program to simulate streamflow is demonstrated by the results on two small watersheds in Ohio and California as the predicted monthly streamflow has a high similarity to the observed data, which is reflected both in the patterns of time-series plots of observed and simulated streamflow and in the correlation coefficients (?0.9) and slopes (?0.92) of the regression lines derived from the plots of predicted streamflow data versus observed ones.

Wang, Dong; Mayer, Larry

1993-10-01

124

Venerable or vulnerable: ageing and old age in JRR Tolkien's The lord of the rings.  

PubMed

An underappreciated aspect of The lord of the rings (TLOTR) by JRR Tolkien is in how the author dealt with death, longevity and ageing in the work. During his early years, Tolkien endured first the passing of both parents and then the deaths of most of his friends during the First World War. It was not surprising that a search for the meaning of life and death became a preoccupation of Tolkien. Tolkien's Roman Catholic faith underpinned his thoughts about mortality. He also found solace in Northern myths that held that there was intrinsic worth to courage in the face of our inevitable demise. Along with his colleague, CS Lewis, he took an opposing stand to JBS Haldane, Olaf Stapledon and other precursors of transhumanists, who felt that bioengineering would allow us to extend human life span virtually without limit. Although Tolkien acknowledged the urge to try to escape our mortality, TLOTR is a story about accepting the need to let go with all of the attendant regrets and sorrow. PMID:23674294

Hogan, David B; Clarfield, A Mark

2007-06-01

125

Extreme convergence in stick insect evolution: phylogenetic placement of the Lord Howe Island tree lobster  

PubMed Central

The ‘tree lobsters’ are an enigmatic group of robust, ground-dwelling stick insects (order Phasmatodea) from the subfamily Eurycanthinae, distributed in New Guinea, New Caledonia and associated islands. Its most famous member is the Lord Howe Island stick insect Dryococelus australis (Montrouzier), which was believed to have become extinct but was rediscovered in 2001 and is considered to be one of the rarest insects in the world. To resolve the evolutionary position of Dryococelus, we constructed a phylogeny from approximately 2.4?kb of mitochondrial and nuclear sequence data from representatives of all major phasmatodean lineages. Our data placed Dryococelus and the New Caledonian tree lobsters outside the New Guinean Eurycanthinae as members of an unrelated Australasian stick insect clade, the Lanceocercata. These results suggest a convergent origin of the ‘tree lobster’ body form. Our reanalysis of tree lobster characters provides additional support for our hypothesis of convergent evolution. We conclude that the phenotypic traits leading to the traditional classification are convergent adaptations to ground-living behaviour. Our molecular dating analyses indicate an ancient divergence (more than 22?Myr ago) between Dryococelus and its Australian relatives. Hence, Dryococelus represents a long-standing separate evolutionary lineage within the stick insects and must be regarded as a key taxon to protect with respect to phasmatodean diversity.

Buckley, Thomas R.; Attanayake, Dilini; Bradler, Sven

2008-01-01

126

How sympatric is speciation in the Howea palms of Lord Howe Island?  

PubMed

The two species of the palm genus Howea (Arecaceae) from Lord Howe Island, a minute volcanic island in the Tasman Sea, are now regarded as one of the most compelling examples of sympatric speciation, although this view is still disputed by some authors. Population genetic and ecological data are necessary to provide a more coherent and comprehensive understanding of this emerging model system. Here, we analyse data on abundance, juvenile recruitment, pollination mode and genetic variation and structure in both species. We find that Howea forsteriana is less abundant than Howea belmoreana. The genetic data based on amplified fragment length polymorphisms markers indicate similar levels of variation in the two species, despite the estimated census population size of H. belmoreana being three times larger than that of H. forsteriana. Genetic structure within species is low although some weak isolation by distance is detectable. Gene flow between species appears to be extremely limited and restricted to early-generation hybrids - only three admixed individuals, classified as F2s or first generation backcrosses to a parental species, were found among sampled palms. We conclude that speciation in Howea was indeed sympatric, although under certain strict definitions it may be called parapatric. PMID:19674301

Babik, Wies?aw; Butlin, Roger K; Baker, William J; Papadopulos, Alexander S T; Boulesteix, Matthieu; Anstett, Marie-Charlotte; Lexer, Christian; Hutton, Ian; Savolainen, Vincent

2009-09-01

127

A comparative analysis of the mechanisms underlying speciation on Lord Howe Island.  

PubMed

On Lord Howe Island, speciation is thought to have taken place in situ in a diverse array of distantly related plant taxa (Metrosideros, Howea and Coprosma; Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 108, 2011, 13188). We now investigate whether the speciation processes were driven by divergent natural selection in each genus by examining the extent of ecological and genetic divergence. We present new and extensive, ecological and genetic data for all three genera. Consistent with ecologically driven speciation, outlier loci were detected using genome scan methods. This mechanism is supported by individual-based analyses of genotype-environment correlations within species, demonstrating that local adaptation is currently widespread on the island. Genetic analyses show that prezygotic isolating barriers within species are currently insufficiently strong to allow further population differentiation. Interspecific hybridization was found in both Howea and Coprosma, and species distribution modelling indicates that competitive exclusion may result in selection against admixed individuals. Colonization of new niches, partly fuelled by the rapid generation of new adaptive genotypes via hybridization, appears to have resulted in the adaptive radiation in Coprosma - supporting the 'Syngameon hypothesis'. PMID:23320532

Papadopulos, A S T; Price, Z; Devaux, C; Hipperson, H; Smadja, C M; Hutton, I; Baker, W J; Butlin, R K; Savolainen, V

2013-04-01

128

Warts and All: Personal Reflections on Social Justice in Counseling Psychology. Reply to Kiselica, Palmer, Thompson and Shermis, and Watts. Rejoinder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In their comments regarding Goodman, Liang, Helms, Latta, Sparks, and Weintraub's article "Training Counseling Psychologists as Social Justice Agents: Feminist and Multicultural Principles in Action," Kiselica, Palmer, Thompson and Shermis, and Watts offered a number of useful suggestions for elaborating on social justice theory, practice, and…

Goodman, Lisa A.; Liang, Belle; Weintraub, Sarah R.; Helms, Janet E.; Latta, Rachel E.

2004-01-01

129

Exploring the Components of the Palmer Drought Indices Using the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin as a Case Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water resources are vital to sustaining ecosystem services, energy and food supplies, and industrial processes. Competition for water resources is likely to intensify as the population increases, economy grows, and land develops. Drought events intensify water scarcity, and recent events in many countries, including the United States (US), Great Britain, and Sri Lanka, highlight how important it is to provide meaningful context to water planners and managers. Palmer's drought indices - Z Index, Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), and Palmer Hydrological Drought Index (PHDI) - are widely used and accepted by scientists and policy makers in the US to understand drought and manage water resources. Drought index values at the climate division scale are available, but a transparent calculation tool at multiple spatial and temporal scales is not readily available. Moreover, a close look at the development of the indices reveals a number of subjective calculation methods and regionally biased factors. For researchers studying areas with overlapping climate divisions, performing international research, or working with limited, site-specific data, the ability to control and modify calculations is desired. This research presents a transparent tool for calculating Palmer's drought indices. We use the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin, located in the southeastern US, as our case study to explore and evaluate the sensitivity of Palmer's indices to temperature and precipitation anomalies, calibration periods, and other index components. The ACF has suffered two major droughts (2007 and 2012) in the past five years and supports multiple demand-side sectors - agriculture in Georgia, public and recreational supply for the Atlanta metropolitan area, hydroelectric power in Alabama, tri-state navigation, and ecosystem services. We show how the PDSI varies in response to changes in precipitation, calibration period, and a number of other variables. The aim of the work is to make this easily used tool available to help professionals who work toward facilitating water management and reducing water conflicts in the future.

Perrone, D.; Duncan, L. L.; Jacobi, J. H.; Hornberger, G.

2012-12-01

130

DEFINITIVE SOX CONTROL PROCESS EVALUATIONS: AQUEOUS CARBONATE AND WELLMAN-LORD (ACID, ALLIED CHEMICAL, AND RESOX) FGD (FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION) TECHNOLOGIES  

EPA Science Inventory

The report gives results of economic evaluations of two processes: the Rockwell International aqueous carbonate process (ACP) and the Wellman-Lord process, the latter applied to a sulfuric acid plant, the Foster Wheeler Resox process, and the Allied Chemical coal reduction proces...

131

LORD-Q: a long-run real-time PCR-based DNA-damage quantification method for nuclear and mitochondrial genome analysis  

PubMed Central

DNA damage is tightly associated with various biological and pathological processes, such as aging and tumorigenesis. Although detection of DNA damage is attracting increasing attention, only a limited number of methods are available to quantify DNA lesions, and these techniques are tedious or only detect global DNA damage. In this study, we present a high-sensitivity long-run real-time PCR technique for DNA-damage quantification (LORD-Q) in both the mitochondrial and nuclear genome. While most conventional methods are of low-sensitivity or restricted to abundant mitochondrial DNA samples, we established a protocol that enables the accurate sequence-specific quantification of DNA damage in >3-kb probes for any mitochondrial or nuclear DNA sequence. In order to validate the sensitivity of this method, we compared LORD-Q with a previously published qPCR-based method and the standard single-cell gel electrophoresis assay, demonstrating a superior performance of LORD-Q. Exemplarily, we monitored induction of DNA damage and repair processes in human induced pluripotent stem cells and isogenic fibroblasts. Our results suggest that LORD-Q provides a sequence-specific and precise method to quantify DNA damage, thereby allowing the high-throughput assessment of DNA repair, genotoxicity screening and various other processes for a wide range of life science applications.

Lehle, Simon; Hildebrand, Dominic G.; Merz, Britta; Malak, Peter N.; Becker, Michael S.; Schmezer, Peter; Essmann, Frank; Schulze-Osthoff, Klaus; Rothfuss, Oliver

2014-01-01

132

Definitive SOx control process evaluations: aqueous carbonate and WellmanLord (acid, allied chemical, and resox) FGD (flue gas desulfurization) technologies. Final report Apr 78Apr 81  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report gives results of economic evaluations of two processes: the Rockwell International aqueous carbonate process (ACP) and the Wellman-Lord process, the latter applied to a sulfuric acid plant, the Foster Wheeler Resox process, and the Allied Chemical coal reduction process, all for sulfur production. The ACP uses a spray dryer flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system and molten salt reduction

J. R. Byrd; K. D. Anderson; S. V. Tomlinson; R. L. Torstrick

1981-01-01

133

The Lord of Rings & the Olmi-Comics: Two cases of non-traditional approach to astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Besides its traditional activities, the Public Outreach & Education offi ce (POE) of INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Milan, Italy) is carrying out two experiments in informal education for children aged 10 to 13: "The Lord of Rings - the mysterious case of the stolen rings" and "The Olmi-comics". The former is an astronomical role-playing game. Pupils are requested to discover the burglars of the rings of Saturn by hunting for them in an area where they meet actors playing their parts at distances scaled to the ones of the Solar System. The latter is a writing/ drawing workshop. Pupils try to write stories or draw comics about science. While the two projects are rather different both in content and in format, they have a common goal: making pupils live science, mainly astronomy, both with the mind and the body.

Romaniello, S.; Cavallotti, F.; Sandrelli, S.

2005-12-01

134

Lord Justice of Appeal John Fletcher Moulton and explosives production in World War I: 'the mathematical mind triumphant'.  

PubMed

At the end of November 1914 Lord Moulton (1844-1921) became the director of explosives production in the War Office. A 70-year-old jurist may seem an extraordinary choice, but he was an extraordinary man. He was Senior Wrangler at Cambridge, was elected to the Royal Society for research on electricity, and learned about chemistry as a barrister for dye and explosives manufacturers. He assembled an able team of administrators and chemists who designed and managed mammoth new national explosives factories. They could not make enough TNT and picric acid from obtainable precursors, so Moulton persuaded the reluctant armed services to adopt mixtures of TNT and ammonium nitrate, which enabled them to make even more than was needed. In mid-1915 they moved to the new Ministry of Munitions, where they also became responsible for fertilizers and poison gases. In 1917 they produced explosives at a higher rate than was attained in World War II. PMID:24921109

Van der Kloot, William

2014-06-20

135

Moisture variability in the Danube lower basin: an analysis based on the Palmer drought indices and the solar/geomagnetic activity influence  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the Danube lower basin, 27 stations relatively evenly distributed in Romania, were considered. Based on average monthly temperatures, the total monthly rainfall and available water capacity (AWC), four indices Palmer PDSI, PHDI, WPLM, and ZIND, were calculated. The four indices Palmer have both common features and differences, but overall help us to analyze the variability of drought or excessive moisture for the area studied. Also, an index easier to estimate was calculated, which depends only on the temperatures and precipitation normalized (TPP). The analyzes were performed separately for each season from a 61-year period (1931-1998). For each of the four indices Palmer and for TPP index, decompositions in the empirical orthogonal functions (EOFs) were carried out. For a feature overview of the state of drought or excessive moisture we achieved decompositions in the multivariate EOFs (MEOF) of the four indices Palmer. In all analyzes we used only the first temporal component, namely the principal component (PC1). Limits of variation of these indices, the change points which separating the dry periods and relatively wet periods and quasi-periodicities were highlighted for each season. We tested the influence of large-scale atmospheric circulation by means of pressure index, which we named Greenland Balkan Oscillation Index (GBOI), similar to the NAO index, but GBOI is more efficient for the studied area. The GBO index has a clear influence on the variation of drought indices in winter, especially for the overall index expressed by PC1-MEOF. Regarding the influence of other extra atmospheric factors on the occurrence dry periods or excessively wet periods, this influence has been tested considering the Wolf numbers and Kp index. From testing the influence of geomagnetic activity through the correlative analysis using Kp index, statistically significant results (95%) were obtained only for winter season for PC1-MEOF and PC1-TPP. Also, for winter, power spectra reveal quasi-periodicities of 7-8 years found in the PC1-TPP series also in the Kp. Regarding solar activity, expressed by the Wolf numbers, its influence is significant only for the spring season, highlighted by a cycle of approximate of 11-year in the principal component (PC1) of the drought estimated by temperatures and precipitation (TPP) in Danube lower basin. These preliminary results will be completed with new investigations for the entire Danube basin, considering longer time series and a discriminate analysis by taking into consideration the occurrence of the maxima and minima in the solar/ geomagnetic activity.

Mares, Ileana; Dobrica, Venera; Demetrescu, Crisan; Mares, Constantin

2014-05-01

136

Stable fixation but unpredictable bone remodelling around the Lord stem: minimum 23-year follow-up of 66 total hip arthroplasties.  

PubMed

Early designs of uncemented hip implants turned out to be failures mainly because the prerequisites for durable implant fixation were unknown. One exception was the chrome-cobalt stem of the Madreporic Lord prosthesis. We prospectively studied this prosthetic design in 107 hips that underwent surgery in 1979-1986. At the last follow-up, five stems and 54 cups had been revised, corresponding to stem and cup survival rates of 92%±3% and 45%±5% at 26years. In all, 66 hips with remaining Lord stems were available for clinical follow-up 26years (24-29) after the index operation. The mean total Harris hip and pain scores were 81 (SD 14) and 41 (SD 5). PMID:23142437

Zügner, Roland; Tranberg, Roy; Herberts, Peter; Romanus, Bertil; Kärrholm, Johan

2013-04-01

137

Myth, Song, and Music Education: The Case of Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and Swann's "The Road Goes Ever On"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article I explore how myth and song intersect in J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy--"The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers," and "The Return of the King"--and Donald Swann's song cycle setting of Tolkien texts, "The Road Goes Ever On." In so doing I am drawn back to Tolkien's "The Hobbit," the novel from which "The…

Jorgensen, Estelle R.

2006-01-01

138

Cleaning Palmer's Pond  

NSF Publications Database

... summer months, produc- tion water is significantly supplemented by water collected from an ... s water collection and production capabili- ties are being surveyed. Once the optimal mix of water ...

139

Representing spatial structure through maps and language: Lord of the Rings encodes the spatial structure of middle Earth.  

PubMed

Spatial mental representations can be derived from linguistic and non-linguistic sources of information. This study tested whether these representations could be formed from statistical linguistic frequencies of city names, and to what extent participants differed in their performance when they estimated spatial locations from language or maps. In a computational linguistic study, we demonstrated that co-occurrences of cities in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit predicted the authentic longitude and latitude of those cities in Middle Earth. In a human study, we showed that human spatial estimates of the location of cities were very similar regardless of whether participants read Tolkien's texts or memorized a map of Middle Earth. However, text-based location estimates obtained from statistical linguistic frequencies better predicted the human text-based estimates than the human map-based estimates. These findings suggest that language encodes spatial structure of cities, and that human cognitive map representations can come from implicit statistical linguistic patterns, from explicit non-linguistic perceptual information, or from both. PMID:23033971

Louwerse, Max M; Benesh, Nick

2012-01-01

140

Who is the Lord of the Rings in the Zeeman-spin-orbit Saga: Majorana, Dirac or Lifshitz?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Zeeman, spin-orbit fields and interactions can be tuned in the context of ultra-cold atoms and allow for the visitation of several different phases. For systems with zero Zeeman field, the evolution from BCS to BEC superfluidity in the presence of spin-orbit effects is only a crossover [1]. In contrast, for finite Zeeman fields, spin-orbit coupling induces a triplet component in the order parameter that produces nodes in the quasiparticle excitation spectrum leading to bulk topological phase transitions of the Lifshitz type [2]. A fully gapped phase also exists, where a crossover from indirect to direct gap occurs. For spin-orbit couplings with equal Rashba and Dresselhaus strengths the nodal quasi-particles are Dirac fermions that live at and in the vicinity of rings of nodes. Transitions from and to nodal phases can occur via the emergence of zero-mode Majorana fermions at phase boundaries, where rings of nodes of Dirac fermions annihilate [3]. Lastly, we characterize different phases via spectroscopic and thermodynamic properties and conclude that Lifshitz is the ``Lord of the Rings.'' [4pt] [1] Li Han, C. A. R. Sa de Melo, arXiv:1106.3613v1.[0pt] [2] Kangjun Seo, Li Han and C. A. R. Sa de Melo, arXiv:1108.4068v2.[0pt] [3] Kangjun Seo, Li Han and C. A. R. Sa de Melo, arXiv:1110.6364v1.

de Melo, Carlos Sa; Seo, Kangjun; Han, Li

2012-02-01

141

Mesozoic diapirs at the eastern edge of Lord Howe Rise (southwest Pacific): ZoNéCo 5 cruiseMise en évidence de diapirs mésozoïques sur la bordure orientale de la ride de Lord Howe (Sud-Ouest Pacifique) : campagne ZoNéCo 5  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The objective of the ZoNéCo 5 cruise on R/V L'Atalante was the bathymetrical and geological survey of the eastern edge of the Lord Howe Rise, a key structure between New Caledonia and the eastern margin of Australia. The acquired data better defines the relationships between the New Caledonia Basin and the Lord Howe Rise in an area which is the southern prolongation of the Fairway basin. This basin contains a thick sedimentary sequence ranging from Lower Cretaceous to the present day. This basin extends on more than 70?000 km 2. The main result of the cruise was the discovery of a Pre-Cretaceous or Cretaceous series including salt or mud diapirs. At about 600 m below the sea floor and coincident with the distribution of diapirs, an extensive BSR (Bottom Simulating Reflector) suggests the existence of a large gas hydrates deposit.

Auzende, Jean-Marie; Beneton, Gérald; Dickens, Gerald; Exon, Neville; François, Caroline; Hodway, Dave; Juffroy, Fabien; Lafoy, Yves; Leroy, Alexandre; Van de Beuque, Sabrina; Voutay, Olivier

2000-02-01

142

Tree-ring variation in teak ( Tectona grandis L.) from Allapalli, Maharashtra in relation to moisture and Palmer Drought Severity Index, India  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We developed a ring-width chronology of teak ( Tectona grandis L.) from a moisture stressed area in Maharashtra, India. Bootstrapped correlation analysis indicated that moisture index (MI) and Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) showed better performance rather than same year rainfall over the region. Tree-ring variations were most correlated positively with PDSI during different seasons compared with MI. Significant strong positive correlation with MI, and negative association with temperature and potential evapotranspiration (PET) were found during previous and current year post-monsoon (ON). This study shows that the moisture availability during the post-monsoon of the previous year has a significant role in the development of annual growth rings. The reconstructed previous year post-monsoon (-ON) moisture index for the period 1866-1996 indicates 3.5 and 29.3 years periodicities.

Ram, Somaru; Borgaonkar, H. P.; Munot, A. A.; Sikder, A. B.

2011-08-01

143

Thouless-Anderson-Palmer equation and self-consistent signal-to-noise analysis for the Hopfield model with three-body interaction  

SciTech Connect

The self-consistent signal-to-noise analysis (SCSNA) is an alternative to the replica method for deriving the set of order parameter equations for associative memory neural network models and is closely related with the Thouless-Anderson-Palmer equation (TAP) approach. In the recent paper by Shiino and Yamana the Onsager reaction term of the TAP equation has been found to be obtained from the SCSNA for Hopfield neural networks with two-body interaction. We study the TAP equation for an associative memory stochastic analog neural network with three-body interaction to investigate the structure of the Onsager reaction term, in connection with the term proportional to the output characteristic to the SCSNA. We report on the SCSNA framework for analog networks with three-body interactions as well as provide a recipe based on the cavity concept that involves two cavities and the hybrid use of the SCSNA to obtain the TAP equation.

Ichiki, Akihisa; Shiino, Masatoshi [Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ohokayama Meguro-ku Tokyo (Japan)

2006-07-15

144

Returning home: forced conscription, reintegration, and mental health status of former abductees of the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda  

PubMed Central

Background Since the late 1980s, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a spiritualist rebel group in northern Uganda, has killed and mutilated thousands of civilians and abducted an estimated 52,000 to 75,000 people to serve as soldiers, porters, and sex slaves for its commanders. This study examines the types of violence to which former abductees have been exposed and the extent to which these acts have affected their psychological well-being. Methods This is a cross-sectional study of 2,875 individuals selected through a multi-stage stratified cluster sampling design conducted in 8 districts of northern Uganda. Multivariate logistic regressions were performed with symptoms for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression as the main outcome measures. Results One-third of the respondents (33%) self-reported having experienced abduction (49% among the Acholi, the largest tribal group in northern Uganda). Over half (56%) of all the respondents and over two-thirds of those who experienced abduction met the criteria for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Multivariate analysis shows that several factors increased the risk of former LRA abductees developing symptoms of PTSD. These factors included gender (females were more susceptible than males), being a member of the Acholi ethnic group, participating in or witnessing a cumulative number of traumatic events, and encountering difficulties re-integrating into communities after abduction. Factors associated with increased risk of meeting criteria for symptoms of depression included older age of males at the time of abduction, lower score on social relationship scale, high incidence of general traumatic event exposure, high incidence of forced acts of violence, and problems reintegrating into communities after abduction. Conclusion Abduction and forced conscription of civilians has affected the psychological well-being of a significant number of northern Ugandans. The sources of psychological trauma are multiple, ranging from witnessing to being forced to commit violent acts, and compounded by prolonged exposure to violence, often for months or years. Community-based mental health care services and reintegration programs are needed to facilitate the reintegration of former abductees back into their communities.

Pham, Phuong N; Vinck, Patrick; Stover, Eric

2009-01-01

145

Lord Kelvin's dilemma  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is a struggle to understand the data provided by the gravitational microlensing experiments towards the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Two key questions are: how massive are the lenses and where are the lenses? Provided the halo is not too lumpy, the lenses have an average mass of around 0.3 M ?, which is markedly greater than the hydrogen-burning limit. This rules out brown dwarfs, while red dwarfs and white dwarfs are not likely as they strongly violate other astrophysical constraints. For these reasons, the nature of the lensing population remains mysterious. One attractive possibility is that the lenses are not denizens of the Milky Way halo at all, but lie in intervening structures — possibly a warped and flaring disk, possibly tidal debris enveloping the LMC, possibly extensions to the thick disk. In this viewpoint, the Milky Way halo is entirely non-baryonic and the microlensing experiments are detecting the structures and stellar populations of the outer Milky Way or the LMC.

Evans, N. W.; Gyuk, G.

1998-08-01

146

In the Lord's Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series of four articles on public relations for independent schools, this article describes a television special which was filmed at Portsmouth Abbey School by the producer of the "Look Up and Live" Sunday morning series of the Religious and Cultural Affairs Department of CBS News. (KC)

Fagan, Peter S.

1979-01-01

147

Narrative-critical approach as hermeneutical framework for a creative dialogue between biblical sources and secular extra-biblical sources: The Lord of the Rings as an entry into the Book of Revelation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Narrative-critical approach as hermeneutical framework for a creative dialogue between biblical sources and secular extra- biblical sources: The Lord of the Rings as an entry into the Book of Revelation This essay is motivated by the challenge that biblical texts have very often lost their affective power to address and transform the lives of readers today, because they are either

R Meylahn

148

Intravitreal injection analysis at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute: evaluation of clinical indications for the treatment and incidence rates of endophthalmitis  

PubMed Central

Objective To report the incidence of endophthalmitis, in addition to its clinical and microbiological aspects, after intravitreal injection of vascular-targeting agents. Methods A retrospective review of a consecutive series of 10,142 intravitreal injections of vascular targeting agents (bevacizumab, ranibizumab, triamcinolone acetonide, and preservative-free triamcinolone acetonide) between June 1, 2007 and January 31, 2010, performed by a single service (TGM) at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Results One case of clinically-suspected endophthalmitis was identified out of a total of 10,142 injections (0.009%), presenting within three days of injection of bevacizumab. The case was culture-positive for Staphylococcus epidermidis. Final visual acuity was 20/40 after pars plana vitrectomy surgery. Conclusions In this series, the incidence of culture-positive endophthalmitis after intravitreal injection of vascular agents in an outpatient setting was very low. We believe that following a standardized injection protocol, adherence to sterile techniques and proper patient follow-up are determining factors for low incidence rates.

Cavalcante, Ludimila L; Cavalcante, Milena L; Murray, Timothy G; Vigoda, Michael M; Pina, Yolanda; Decatur, Christina L; Davis, R Prince; Olmos, Lisa C; Schefler, Amy C; Parrott, Michael B; Alliman, Kyle J; Flynn, Harry W; Moshfeghi, Andrew A

2010-01-01

149

Integration of Palmer Drought Severity Index and remote sensing data to simulate wetland water surface from 1910 to 2009 in Cottonwood Lake area, North Dakota  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Spatiotemporal variations of wetland water in the Prairie Pothole Region are controlled by many factors; two of them are temperature and precipitation that form the basis of the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI). Taking the 196km2 Cottonwood Lake area in North Dakota as our pilot study site, we integrated PDSI, Landsat images, and aerial photography records to simulate monthly water surface. First, we developed a new Wetland Water Area Index (WWAI) from PDSI to predict water surface area. Second, we developed a water allocation model to simulate the spatial distribution of water bodies at a resolution of 30m. Third, we used an additional procedure to model the small wetlands (less than 0.8ha) that could not be detected by Landsat. Our results showed that i) WWAI was highly correlated with water area with an R2 of 0.90, resulting in a simple regression prediction of monthly water area to capture the intra- and inter-annual water change from 1910 to 2009; ii) the spatial distribution of water bodies modeled from our approach agreed well with the water locations visually identified from the aerial photography records; and iii) the R2 between our modeled water bodies (including both large and small wetlands) and those from aerial photography records could be up to 0.83 with a mean average error of 0.64km2 within the study area where the modeled wetland water areas ranged from about 2 to 14km2. These results indicate that our approach holds great potential to simulate major changes in wetland water surface for ecosystem service; however, our products could capture neither the short-term water change caused by intensive rainstorm events nor the wetland change caused by human activities. ?? 2011.

Huang, S.; Dahal, D.; Young, C.; Chander, G.; Liu, S.

2011-01-01

150

William P. Palmer III Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This unique collection housed at the University of Maine represents a broad spectrum of pre-Columbian and Northwest Coast art collected between 1965 and 1970. The items here include 550 tomb figures from the Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit cultures of Western Mexico, along with 1150 ceramic figures from the MichoacÃÂán and ChupÃÂácuaro cultures of Mexico. Additionally, the collection includes ceramics and gold items from Panama, jade objects from Costa Rica, and a small clutch of Mississippian ceramics. On the homepage, visitors can learn a bit more about the collection, and then they will want to surely start browsing at their leisure. There are a few thematically organized sections here, and visitors won't want to miss the "Images for Eternity: West Mexican Tomb Figures" section in particular.

151

Fuel Pumping Station-Palmer  

NSF Publications Database

... transferring fuel. This method involves manually setting up a portable system for fuel transfer ... emergency transfer to take place. The proposed system would allow fuel to be transferred quickly ...

152

Lord Kelvin and Liberal Unionism  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Kelvin had been a staunch Liberal until Gladstone's Irish Home Rule Bill of 1886 made him a Liberal Unionist. He believed the measure would damage Ireland's best interests and would create economic and social instability. He also rejected it on constitutional grounds. Concern for the position of Ulster's Protestants was, however, not a major issue for Kelvin. Between 1886 and 1890 he was the most prominent Liberal Unionist in the West of Scotland, and under his leadership, the party was highly effective in the region. It is likely that, to a certain extent, his peerage was a reward for his political work. After 1890, Kelvin became more of a party figurehead, while his views on many political issues drew him closer to those of the Conservatives.

Hutchison, Iain

2009-04-01

153

Lord Kelvin on fluid mechanics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs, was the best-known British scientist of his day, who made fundamental contributions to many areas of physics and engineering. Though his life and work have been much studied, his contributions to fluid mechanics have received far less attention that those in heat, electricity, magnetism, geophysics, "ether theory" and telegraphy. After a general introduction, Kelvin's writings on fluid mechanics are comprehensively surveyed. These reveal the interplay of his mathematical expertise and physical intuition, his deployment of physical analogies, and the origins of some of his work in later-abandoned speculations. Among lasting contributions are his circulation theorem and minimum energy theorem, the misnamed "Stokes' theorem", a generalization of Green's theorem, the method of stationary phase, and much on vortices, instabilities, tides and water waves.

Craik, Alex D. D.

2012-06-01

154

Hemlock: murder before the Lord.  

PubMed

Two healthy young men were killed by a plume of hemlock (Conium maculatum) emitted when contaminated incense was vaporized during religious rites about the middle of the thirteenth century BC. PMID:7830518

Davies, M L; Davies, T A

1994-10-01

155

Jupiter: Lord of the Planets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a chapter from an introductory college-level astronomy textbook in which full-color photographs and numerous diagrams highlight an extensive description of the planet Jupiter. Topics include Jupiter's geology, rotation, magnetic field, atmosphere (including clouds and winds), and the Great Red Spot. (DH)

Kaufmann, William

1984-01-01

156

News Particle Physics: ATLAS unveils mural at CERN Prize: Corti Trust invites essay entries Astrophysics: CERN holds cosmic-ray conference Researchers in Residence: Lord Winston returns to school Music: ATLAS scientists record physics music Conference: Champagne flows at Reims event Competition: Students triumph at physics olympiad Teaching: Physics proves popular in Japanese schools Forthcoming Events  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Particle Physics: ATLAS unveils mural at CERN Prize: Corti Trust invites essay entries Astrophysics: CERN holds cosmic-ray conference Researchers in Residence: Lord Winston returns to school Music: ATLAS scientists record physics music Conference: Champagne flows at Reims event Competition: Students triumph at physics olympiad Teaching: Physics proves popular in Japanese schools Forthcoming Events

2011-01-01

157

Shelter for radio repeater-Palmer  

NSF Publications Database

... Item 22 at 3-E; on the Arthur Harbor (North) side. What alternative locations have the Program and ... feet to the south; it would fit the existing visual characteristics of the proposed location. 4 ...

158

Clean-up of old Palmer  

NSF Publications Database

... removal of 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel and fuel bladder, removal of building and all contents ... o Hazardous and toxic items such as diesel fuel, tar cans and asbestos material will be removed from ...

159

Molecular magnets: Lord of the rings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnets built of molecular rings of magnetic ions are fundamental model systems for studying the complex correlations and dynamics of quantum spins at the atomic scale. A new generation of neutron spectrometers can reveal complete four-dimensional maps of the spin correlations in spin rings.

Rüegg, Christian

2012-12-01

160

Jaguar: Lord of the Mayan Jungle  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Anyone interested in the third largest of the big cats and habitat preservation in South and Central America should enjoy this site, the latest virtual trip from OneWorld Journeys.com (last reviewed in the August 18, 2000 Scout Report). The site features reports and images from a January 2001 expedition to find and radio collar a jaguar in the Yucatan Peninsula, an exploration of the mythological and ecological role of the jaguar, and a discussion on jungle ecology. These sections include numerous photos and Flash features.

161

TRAF1: Lord Without A RING  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated factors (TRAFs) constitute a family of adaptor proteins that associate with the cytosolic tail of particular TNF-family receptors (TNFR) and regulate cytokine signaling by linking TNFRs with downstream protein kinases, ubiquitin ligases, and other effector proteins. A total of six members of this family (TRAF1-6) have been identified in mammals. TRAF1 is unique among TRAFs because it lacks a RING finger domain present in TRAF2-6 that has been shown to be required for TRAF2- and TRAF6-mediated activities. TRAF1 also has the most restricted expression among TRAFs, and is found almost exclusively in activated lymphocytes, dendritic cells, and certain epithelia. Recent evidence obtained from TRAF1-/- mice shows that TRAF1-deficient T cells are hyper-responsive to TNF-α, having increased T cell receptor (TCR)-dependent T cell proliferation rates in vitro. Also, these TRAF1-/- mice had increased sensitivity to TNF-α-induced skin necrosis in vivo. These results support a role for TRAF1 as a negative regulator of signaling by certain TNF-family receptors. This review summarizes current knowledge about TRAF1, focusing on the new information provided by these TRAF1-deficient mice. Also, the pros and cons of TRAFs as potential targets for drug discovery are discussed.

Juan M. Zapata (The Burnham Institute; REV); John C. Reed (The Burnham Institute; REV)

2002-05-21

162

Viscosity Coefficient Curve Fits for Ionized Gas Species Grant Palmer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Viscosity coefficient curve fits for neutral gas species are available from many sources. Many do a good job of reproducing experimental and computational chemistry data. The curve fits are usually expressed as a function of temperature only. This is consistent with the governing equations used to derive an expression for the neutral species viscosity coefficient. Ionized species pose a more complicated problem. They are subject to electrostatic as well as intermolecular forces. The electrostatic forces are affected by a shielding phenomenon where electrons shield the electrostatic forces of positively charged ions beyond a certain distance. The viscosity coefficient for an ionized gas species is a function of both temperature and local electron number density. Currently available curve fits for ionized gas species, such as those presented by Gupta/Yos, are a function of temperature only. What they did was to assume an electron number density. The problem is that the electron number density they assumed was unrealistically high. The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, the proper expression for determining the viscosity coefficient of an ionized species as a function of both temperature and electron number density will be presented. Then curve fit coefficients will be developed using the more realistic assumption of an equilibrium electron number density. The results will be compared against previous curve fits and against highly accurate computational chemistry data.

Palmer, Grant; Arnold, James O. (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

163

Introducing Charly Palmer: Tar Baby and Culturally Responsive Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to a report by the Congressional Research Service, the U.S. population is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. This increasing change is reflected in every aspect of people's lives, including the classroom. Now more than ever it is necessary for art educators to address the needs of the steadily increasing numbers of culturally…

Jackson, Tanisha

2012-01-01

164

Airpower, Chaos, and Infrastructure: Lords of the Rings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This interesting study by Lt Col Edward J. Felker, US Air Force, describes a methodology to exploit airpower's capacities at the operational and strategic levels of war. It focuses on the third ring (infrastructure) of John A. Warden III's theory of five ...

E. J. Felker

1998-01-01

165

BEHOLD, THE LORD HATH RESTRAINED ME FROM BEARING  

Microsoft Academic Search

Synopsis - The Bible opens with a presentation of a whole string of infertile women: Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Hannah are women suffering from years of agonizing attempts to get pregnant. Only as middle-aged or old women are their feverish attempts to get pregnant met with success. Their fierce desire for a (male) offspring must be seen in the context

ANNA GOLDMAN-AMIRAV

1988-01-01

166

Controversy and the state: lord ARPA and intelligent computing.  

PubMed

This is a study of a well-known controversy in computer science, between artificial intelligence and neural networks researchers. It examines claims made by participants in the field that the controversy was triggered, shaped and finally resolved in connection to activities of state research agencies, particularly the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). In contrast to these claims, this account concludes that, although ARPA's relations to the controversy among researchers were important, they were indirect. This study thus beings the analytical resources of studies of scientific controversy to bear on a domain which has so far gone largely unexamined in studies of 20th-century controversies - namely, state research policy and management. The account is based on contemporary documents, historical literatuare, and interviews with researchers and ARPA officials. PMID:11619937

Guice, J

1998-02-01

167

Scientists at Play in a Field of the Lord  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Answers in Genesis Creation Museum opened in May of 2007. During the opening day, a loosely affiliated group of scientists joined in a Rally for Reason as they termed it to protest the museum's potential effect on science in the United States. This paper discusses ethnographic data collected before and during the rally. Scientist narratives…

Long, David E.

2010-01-01

168

Rehabbing the Rankings: Fool's Errand or the Lord's Work?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For better or worse, rankings shape public conceptions of collegiate quality. This paper reviews the history of rankings, analyzes what they represent, explores recent efforts to employ indicators in addition to institutional resources and reputation on which the most popular rankings are based, and evaluates the extent to which rankings serve…

Kuh, George D.

2011-01-01

169

Lord of the Rings: GroES Structure  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. The crystal structure of the chaparonin GroES, which together with GroEL assists in the folding of many proteins in Escherichia coli, is reported in this issue of Science by Mande et al. (p. 203). In this perspective, M. Mayhew and F. U. Hartl discuss the implications of the new structure for the function of the GroEL:GroES complex.

Mark Mayhew (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Cellular Biochemistry and Biophysics Program); F. Ulrich Hartl (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Cellular Biochemistry and Biophysics Program)

1996-01-12

170

Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lesson about Saturn. Learners will extend and enhance their current understandings about Saturn by reading a series of Saturn minibooks, and learn a note-taking technique that will help them better understand nonfiction text. They use their notes for descriptive writing and to compare and contrast with new information that we learn about Saturn from Cassini. This is lesson 5 of 12 in the Mission to Saturn Educators Guide, Reading Writing Rings, for grades 3-4.

171

Discovering Saturn, the real "Lord of the Rings"  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a set of four activities about Saturn. Learners will read a series of Saturn minibooks, and then use this information to answer questions and construct a poster to display their learning. The fourth activity returns to the idea of size and scale by comparing Saturn and Titan to our Earth and Moon. Includes a glossary, information for families, and guidance for deepening the science. This is lesson 3 of 8 in the Jewel of the Solar System: From Out-of-School to Outer Space, an adaptation for after school programs of the Cassini-Huygens educational product, Reading, Writing, and Rings.

172

Scientists at play in a field of the Lord  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Answers in Genesis Creation Museum opened in May of 2007. During the opening day, a loosely affiliated group of scientists joined in a Rally for Reason as they termed it to protest the museum's potential effect on science in the United States. This paper discusses ethnographic data collected before and during the rally. Scientist narratives disclose the rationale for their participation at the rally, unpacking their hopes, fears and social ideals vis-à-vis their perception of the Museum's impact. With these ideals, I discuss the lacking discourse between the values of ideal of science literacy, the contested authority of museums and their publics, and a lacking conception of how a valuerationality aligned towards the Museum's message continues to be culturally produced.

Long, David E.

2010-03-01

173

Acute Palmer Digital Artery Occlusion Treated Using Endoscopic Ablation of the Thoracic Sympathetic  

PubMed Central

Acute occlusion of the digital arteries frequently causes painful infarction requiring digital amputation. We describe a 55-year-old male patient who presented with acute onset of digital ischemia with impending gangrene on the right hand. Because angiography revealed bypass surgery was not feasible, he underwent thoracoscopic sympathectomy (TS) one week after onset of the symptom, which resulted in rapid pain resolution. He was diagnosed, thereafter, with malignant rheumatoid arthritis and methotrexate was administered. Postoperative angiography revealed that the occluded digital artery had become recanalized. Timely TS is therefore a treatment of choice for acute digital ischemia.

2010-01-01

174

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life (by Parker J. Palmer)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most of us would willingly - perhaps even passionately - tackle the question of what we should teach our students. Similarly, we are likely to engage in a conversation about how we teach and our preferences for organizing classroom time and structures. Although the question of why we teach may be raised less often (and perhaps with a hint of

1999-01-01

175

Coastal-Change and Glaciological Map of the Palmer Land Area, Antarctica: 1947-2009  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Reduction in the area and volume of the two polar ice sheets is intricately linked to changes in global climate, and the resulting rise in sea level could severely impact the densely populated coastal regions on Earth. Antarctica is Earth's largest reservoir of glacial ice. Melting of the West Antarctic part alone of the Antarctic ice sheet would cause a sea-level rise of approximately 6 meters (m), and the potential sea-level rise after melting of the entire Antarctic ice sheet is estimated to be 65 m (Lythe and others, 2001) to 73 m (Williams and Hall, 1993). The mass balance (the net volumetric gain or loss) of the Antarctic ice sheet is highly complex, responding differently to different climatic and other conditions in each region (Vaughan, 2005). In a review paper, Rignot and Thomas (2002) concluded that the West Antarctic ice sheet is probably becoming thinner overall; although it is known to be thickening in the west, it is thinning in the north. The mass balance of the East Antarctic ice sheet is thought by Davis and others (2005) to be positive on the basis of the change in satellite-altimetry measurements made between 1992 and 2003. Measurement of changes in area and mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet was given a very high priority in recommendations by the Polar Research Board of the National Research Council (1986), in subsequent recommendations by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) (1989, 1993), and by the National Science Foundation's (1990) Division of Polar Programs. On the basis of these recommendations, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) decided that the archive of early 1970s Landsat 1, 2, and 3 Multispectral Scanner (MSS) images of Antarctica and the subsequent repeat coverage made possible with Landsat and other satellite images provided an excellent means of documenting changes in the cryospheric coastline of Antarctica (Ferrigno and Gould, 1987). The availability of this information provided the impetus for carrying out a comprehensive analysis of the glaciological features of the coastal regions and changes in ice fronts of Antarctica (Swithinbank, 1988; Williams and Ferrigno, 1988). The project was later modified to include Landsat 4 and 5 MSS and Thematic Mapper (TM) images (and in some areas Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) images), RADARSAT images, aerial photography, and other data where available, to compare changes that occurred during a 20- to 25- or 30-year time interval (or longer where data were available, as in the Antarctic Peninsula). The results of the analysis are being used to produce a digital database and a series of USGS Geologic Investigations Series Maps (I-2600) (Williams and others, 1995; Swithinbank and others, 2003a,b, 2004; Ferrigno and others, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and in press; and Williams and Ferrigno, 2005) (available online at http://www.glaciers.er.usgs.gov).

Ferrigno, Jane.G.; Cook, Alison J.; Mathie, Amy M.; Williams, Richard S. Jr.; Swithinbank, Charles; Foley, Kevin M.; Fox, Adrian J.; Thomson, Janet W.; Sievers, Jorn

2009-01-01

176

Status and Trends of Wetlands in the Palmer/Wasilla Area, Alaska (1978 to 1996).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) project has produced large scale wetlands maps for approximately 90 percent of the conterminous United States and 35 percent of Alaska. The Clean Water Act of 1977 and the Emergency We...

J. V. Hall

2011-01-01

177

Diffusion in a half-space: From Lord Kelvin to path integrals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many important transport phenomena are described by simple mathematical models rooted in the diffusion equation. Geometrical constraints present in such phenomena often have a global influence and manifest themselves in scaling relations and stable distribution functions. I treat a random walk confined to a half-space using several approaches: diffusion equations, lattice walks, and path integrals. Potential generalizations are discussed.

Michael Slutsky

2005-01-01

178

Diffusion in a half-space: From Lord Kelvin to path integrals  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many important transport phenomena are described by simple mathematical models rooted in the diffusion equation. Geometrical constraints present in such phenomena often have a global influence and manifest themselves in scaling relations and stable distribution functions. I treat a random walk confined to a half-space using several approaches: diffusion equations, lattice walks, and path integrals. Potential generalizations are discussed.

Slutsky, Michael

2005-04-01

179

Representing Science through Historical Drama: "Lord Kelvin and the Age of the Earth Debate"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a defense for the use of historical scripted conversations in science. We discuss drama's use of both expository and narrative text forms to expand the language forms available for a variety of learners, the use of scripted conversations as a defensible curriculum design to foster learning in general and science in particular,…

Begoray, Deborah L.; Stinner, Arthur

2005-01-01

180

Lord Kelvin and the Age-of-the-Earth Debate: A Dramatization  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a dramatization of a fictitious debate about the age of the earth that takes place in the Royal Institution, London, England, in the year 1872. The debate is among Sir William Thomson (later Kelvin), T.H. Huxley (Darwin's ‘Bulldog’), Sir Charles Lyell, and Hermann von Helmholtz. In 1862 Thomson published his celebrated and widely studied ‘The Secular Cooling of

Art Stinner; Jürgen Teichmann

2003-01-01

181

Lord of the rings--the mechanism for oxidosqualene:lanosterol cyclase becomes crystal clear.  

PubMed

The enzyme oxidosqualene:lanosterol cyclase (OSC) represents a novel target for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. OSC catalyzes the cyclization of the linear 2,3-monoepoxysqualene to lanosterol, the initial four-ringed sterol intermediate in the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway. OSC also catalyzes the formation of 24(S),25-epoxycholesterol, a ligand activator of the liver X receptor. Inhibition of OSC reduces cholesterol biosynthesis and selectively enhances 24(S),25-epoxycholesterol synthesis. Through this dual mechanism, OSC inhibition decreases plasma levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol and prevents cholesterol deposition within macrophages. The recent crystallization of OSC identifies the mechanism of action for this complex enzyme, setting the stage for the design of OSC inhibitors with improved pharmacological properties for cholesterol lowering and treatment of atherosclerosis. PMID:15951028

Huff, Murray W; Telford, Dawn E

2005-07-01

182

Dollannan vs the lord of the rings: The battle of nature and progress  

Microsoft Academic Search

In New Zealand, the dominant paradigm of land use has been ecological imperialism: breaking in the land in the name of progress. This essay proposes that—in order to defend nature ? some new definitions of ‘progress’ are necessary. Section one analyses the response of writers (such as John Mulgan) to the colonial dream of a pastoral paradise. Section two demonstrates

Allan Phillipson

2002-01-01

183

“Have You Seen Lord of the Rings?” Power, Pedagogy, and Discourses in a Multiliteracies Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Literacy today is characterised by rapidly changing and emergent forms of meaning making in the context of increased cultural and linguistic diversity, giving rise to the multiliteracies pedagogy of the New London Group. This article responds to these imperatives, reporting findings from a critical ethnography investigating the interactions between pedagogy, power, and discourse, and students' access to multiliteracies among culturally

Kathy A. Mills

2007-01-01

184

The Lord of the Rings: Efficient Maintenance of Views at Data Warehouses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract. Data warehouses have become,extremely important to sup- port online analytical processing (OLAP) queries in databases. Since the data view that is obtained at a data warehouse is derived from multiple data sources that are continuously updated, keeping a data warehouse up-to-date becomes a crucial problem. An approach referred to as the in- cremental view maintenance is widely used. Unfortunately,

D. Agrawal; A. El Abbadi; A. Mostefaoui; M. Raynal; a nd M. Roy

185

William Penny Brookes (1809-1895): forgotten Olympic Lord of the Rings.  

PubMed

The contribution of Dr William Penny Brookes (1809-1895) to the Olympic Games is scarcely reported in the medical literature. Presented here is a brief report of his life and work. Furthermore, the need to promote public health and fitness through the Olympics is re-emphasised. PMID:16306509

Ashrafian, H

2005-12-01

186

"Have You Seen "Lord of the Rings"?" Power, Pedagogy, and Discourses in a Multiliteracies Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literacy today is characterised by rapidly changing and emergent forms of meaning making in the context of increased cultural and linguistic diversity, giving rise to the multiliteracies pedagogy of the New London Group. This article responds to these imperatives, reporting findings from a critical ethnography investigating the interactions…

Mills, Kathy A.

2007-01-01

187

The Lord of the Rings and ‘Identification’A Critical Encounter  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of ‘identification’ remains a commonly called-upon resource for considering how media audiences might be influenced into taking up moral and cultural positions. Yet very little empirical evidence exists to support its claims; and recent critical conceptual work has significantly undermined many constituent parts of it. This article draws upon the very large data set gathered in the course

Martin J. Barker

2005-01-01

188

The Lord of the Rings: Efficient Maintenance of Views at Data Warehouses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data warehouses have become extremely important to sup- port online analytical processing (OLAP) queries in databases. Since the data view that is obtained at a data warehouse is derived from multiple data sources that are continuously updated, keeping a data warehouse up-to-date becomes a crucial problem. An approach referred to as the in- cremental view maintenance is widely used. Unfortunately,

Divyakant Agrawal; Amr El Abbadi; Achour Mostéfaoui; Michel Raynal; Matthieu Roy

2002-01-01

189

The lord of the ring: Mandatory role of the kidney in drug therapy of hypertension  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strong evidence supports the idea that total peripheral resistance (TPR) is increased in all forms of human and experimental hypertension. Although the etiological participation of TPR in the origin and long-term maintenance of hypertension has been extensively debated, it now seems clear that the renal, nonadaptive, infinite gain-working, pressure-sensitive natriuresis and diuresis is the main mechanism of blood pressure control

Francisco J. López-Hernández; José M. López-Novoa

2006-01-01

190

Lord Shall Be Taught to Egypt: The Girls' Boarding School in Babelluk (1892-1923)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers the educational policy of the Church Missionary Society in Egypt in the above-mentioned period in an attempt to understand the mission's social impact in the light of, and in spite of, its lack of converts. It examines the Mission's goals for evangelizing among Muslim girls and the influence of the CMS on the development of…

Nurdogan, Arzu M.

2009-01-01

191

Lord of the Flies: An Ethological Study of Dominance Ordering in a Group of Human Adolescents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A stable, ordered dominance hierarchy was found via observational and sociometric methods for a group of 13-year-old boys during a five-week summer camp. This group structure was formed early in camp and was stable across settings, time, and types of dominance interactions. The hierarchy correlated significantly with the rank-orderings bed…

Williams, Richard C.

192

The Spectrums of Mean Sea Level at Sydney, Coff's Harbour, and Lord Howe Island  

Microsoft Academic Search

Daily mean sea levels for the period July 1957 to December 1958 were first ad- justed to correspond to a fixed value of atmospheric pressure. The spectrums and cross spec- trums, coherences and phase differences of the adjusted sea' levels were computed for periods between 2 and 60 days. Spectrums of atmospheric pressure were also computed. The atmospheric pressure spectrums

B. V. Hamon

1962-01-01

193

Art, Boys, and the Boy Scout Movement: Lord Baden-Powell  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (1857-1941), founder of the Boy Scout Movement in 1907, was a British military hero during the Boer War. Within an ethos and era of empire-building, athleticism, soldier-heroes and the pursuit of "manliness," Baden-Powell valued the arts and adapted his artistic skill to his wartime and Scouting activities. His…

Chalmers, F. Graeme; Dancer, Andrea A.

2007-01-01

194

From Lord Coke to Internet Privacy: The Past, Present, and Future of Electronic Contracting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contract law is applied countless times every day, in every manner of transaction large or small. Rarely are those transactions reflected in an agreement produced by a lawyer; quite the contrary, almost all contracts are concluded by persons with no legal training and often by persons who do not have a great deal of education. In recent years, moreover, technological

Juliet M. Moringiello; William L. Reynolds

2012-01-01

195

Peasant Meal or Lord's Feast? The Social Iconography of the Naumburg Last Supper  

Microsoft Academic Search

The image of the Last Supper on the mid-thirteenth-century west choir screen at Naumburg Cathedral has long bewildered and amused commentators, who have seen in the figures' robust bodies and emphatic eating gestures evidence of coarseness and rusticity. This study questions the accuracy of the view that the Last Supper was conceived as a peasant meal through analysis of both

Jacqueline E. Jung

2003-01-01

196

THE KNIFE, THE STING AND THE TOOTH: MANIFESTATIONS OF SHADOW IN THE LORD OF THE RINGS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Archetypal analysis of Tolkien's narrative points to the centrality of the motif of shadow, a mythological term adopted by Jung to refer to undesirable and suppressed aspects of both the personal and collective psyche. The paper focuses on Tolkien's treatment of this motif with a view to exposing cultural and anthropological implications of his work, as well as his concept

FACTA UNIVERSITATIS

197

Seven Paths of the Hero in Lord of the Rings: The Path of Tragic Failure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gollum's path might be seen as the modern equivalent of the Greek tragic hero: Though fated to fail personally, he yet serves greater needs. Driven by greed and avarice, Gollum loses his identity and is reduced to little more than desire for his “Precious” ring. Yet, even in failure, even while committing evil, Gollum plays an indispensable part in the

Robin Robertson

2009-01-01

198

Seven Paths of the Hero in Lord of the Rings: The Path of Love  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sam's is the simplest yet the most touching of all paths: His simple loyalty and love for Frodo make him the single person who never wavers in his task throughout the book. Though all members of the Fellowship are engaged in momentous events, Sam always remembers that the sun coming up in the morning is a glorious sight, and that

Robin Robertson

2009-01-01

199

Lord Kelvin and the Age-of-the-Earth Debate: A Dramatization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a dramatization of a fictitious debate about the age of the earth that takes place at the Royal Institution, London, England, in the year 1872 among Sir William Thomson, T.H. Huxley, Sir Charles Lyell, and Hermann von Helmholtz. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/YDS)

Stinner, Art; Tecihman, Jurgen

2003-01-01

200

T-REX is not Lord but Mate in Information Land  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

T-Rex is a Thesaurus Building Project realized by R. M. and R. R. Shobbrook, in cooperation with librarians from different countries and was based on instructions from the International Astronomical Union, Commission 5. The Thesaurus is useful for librarians and scientists and especially useful for information retrieval and for larger astronomical database systems such as ESO's library system and NASA's ADS (Astrophysical Data System). We are presently translating the Astronomy Thesaurus into Russian and Ukrainian as exemplified by the thesaurus's Multi-Lingual Supplement. This work for ranking and classifying knowledge is particularly valuable when one considers the avalanche-like growth of World Wide Web (WWW).

Dorokhova, Tatyana; Dorokhov, Nikolay

201

Multinational Corporations and Business Negotiation under the Monroe Doctrine: Lord Cowdray and Oil Politics in Colombia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The bargaining power of a multinational corporation negotiating with a poor country in the extractive sector can be determined by the host country's local politics, the relationships between the host country and the multinational's home country, and the power of other countries. This paper explores the negotiations for oil concessions between the British oil firm Pearson and Son (owned by

Marcelo Bucheli

2007-01-01

202

Lord Kelvin and the Age-of-the-Earth Debate: A Dramatization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is a dramatization of a fictitious debate about the age of the earth that takes place in the Royal Institution, London, England, in the year 1872. The debate is among Sir William Thomson (later Kelvin), T.H. Huxley (Darwin's Bulldog), Sir Charles Lyell, and Hermann von Helmholtz. In 1862 Thomson published his celebrated and widely studied The Secular Cooling of the Earth that raised the post-Darwinian debate of the age of the earth above the level of popular controversy. He entered the debate with all the arrogance of a newly established science of the century, namely the recently drafted laws of thermodynamics. The debate is partly based on a lively exchange of comments and arguments that occurred between T.H. Huxley and William Thomson, starting in 1868, when Thomson addressed the Glasgow Geological Society. This long public discussion also involved the ideas and the work of geologist Charles Lyell and those of the celebrated German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz. The confrontation is between the unyielding physicists and the insecure biologists and geologists who required a much longer time for the age of the earth than the physicists were prepared to give them. However, the debate ends on a conciliatory note, suggesting that perhaps Sir William's storehouse of creation may contain a hereto undiscovered source of energy that is more bountiful than gravitational energy.

Stinner, Art; Teichmann, Jürgen

203

The Lord of Rings & the Olmi-Comics: Two cases of non-traditional approach to astronomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Besides its traditional activities, the Public Outreach & Education offi ce (POE) of INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Milan, Italy) is carrying out two experiments in informal education for children aged 10 to 13: \\

S. Romaniello; F. Cavallotti; S. Sandrelli

2005-01-01

204

The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings: similarities and differences between two children of the Great War  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is of common knowledge that both Lewis and Tolkien took part in the First World War, and that in the years following the conflict they became distinguished scholars of the English language and literature at Oxford University. Those who accuse these writers of escapism tend to overlook the fact that such a curriculum vitae would make it virtually impossible

Martin Simonson; Raúl Montero Gilete

205

The Text Tale of Frodo the Nine-fingered: Residual Oral Patterning in The Lord of the Rings  

Microsoft Academic Search

The world of Middle-earth first opened to public view in 1937 when The Hobbit appeared, with its famous first line, echoing its title: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.…” This line brings readers immediately into the presence of a member of one of the most famous invented races in all of English literature, who is about

Maria Prozesky

2006-01-01

206

The White City: The Lord of the Rings as an Early Medieval Myth of the Restoration of the Roman Empire  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pippin gazed in growing wonder at the great stone city, vaster and more splendid than anything that he had dreamed of; greater and stronger than Isengard, and far more beautiful. Yet it was in truth falling year by year into decay; and already it lacked half the men that could have dwelt at ease there. In every street they passed

Judy Ann Ford

2005-01-01

207

"Our Father in Heaven": A Legal Analysis of the Recitation of the Lord's Prayer by Public School Coaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution sets forth the separation of church and state required in public schools. That clause has been interpreted in a lengthy history of U. S. Supreme Court decisions. Nevertheless, accommodating one person's right of religious expression while not infringing on another person's…

Bennett, Tom; Foldesy, George

2008-01-01

208

Level II scour analysis for Bridge 5 (IRASTH00010005) on Town Highway 1, crossing Lords Creek, Irasburg, Vermont  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Contraction scour for all modelled flows ranged from 2.4 to 4.6 ft. The worst-case contraction scour occurred at the 500-year discharge. Abutment scour ranged from 7.2 to 9.8 ft. The worst-case abutment scour also occurred at the 500-year discharge. Additional information on scour depths and depths to armoring are included in the section titled “Scour Results”. Scoured-streambed elevations, based on the calculated scour depths, are presented in tables 1 and 2. A cross-section of the scour computed at the bridge is presented in figure 8. Scour depths were calculated assuming an infinite depth of erosive material and a homogeneous particle-size distribution. It is generally accepted that the Froehlich equation (abutment scour) gives “excessively conservative estimates of scour depths” (Richardson and others, 1995, p. 47). Usually, computed scour depths are evaluated in combination with other information including (but not limited to) historical performance during flood events, the geomorphic stability assessment, existing scour protection measures, and the results of the hydraulic analyses. Therefore, scour depths adopted by VTAOT may differ from the computed values documented herein.

Boehmler, Erick M.; Song, Donald L.

1996-01-01

209

Endocrinology and the arts at the feet of the dancing Lord: Parathyroid hormone resistance in an Indian icon  

PubMed Central

The dance of Siva has a cosmic appeal. Nowhere has this dance been crystallised in its pristine form as in the Nataraja Bronzes from the Chola period. Mysticism surrounds the dancing form of the Nataraja. But does Nataraja dance upon an endocrine mystery. Does the demon under his feet Apasmara literally forgetfulness or epilepsy have an endocrine disorder. The short limbed stocky eye popping dwarf with possible mental retardation with a name that suggests epilepsy throws open a host of endocrine diagnoses. From cretinisim to the original descriptions of pseudohypoparathyroidism here is one view of the medical mystery under Shiva's dancing feet.

Seshadri, Krishna G.

2014-01-01

210

U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam Monthly Historical Summary for July 1969.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: List of Charts/Graphs/Photographs, Operation SEA LORDS Summary: Barrier Reef Compaign,Tran Hung Dao Campaign, Market Time Raider Campaign, Operation SEA LORDS Statistical Summary, Operation SEA LORDS Statistical Summary, Coastal Surveillance For...

1969-01-01

211

Millennial to decadal-scale paleoenvironmental change during the Holocene in the Palmer Deep, Antarctica, as recorded by particle size analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

A record of Holocene paleoenvironmental variability from the Antarctic Peninsula has been produced using sediment cores from Site 1098 gathered on Ocean Drilling Project Leg 178. The results provide an accurate and continuous record of biotic and sedimentologic responses to Holocene environmental change. Holes 1098B and 1098C were used to produce the first ultrahigh-resolution record of grain size variability for

Nathaniel R. Warner; Eugene W. Domack

2002-01-01

212

Palmer Quarterly - Long-term Effects of Parents' Education on Children's Educational and Occupational Success: Mediation by Family Interactions, Child Aggression, and Teenage Aspirations  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the prediction of individuals' educational and occupational success at age 48 from contextual and personal variables assessed during their middle childhood and late adolescence. We focus particularly on the predictive role of the parents' educational level during middle childhood, controlling for other indices of socioeconomic status and children's IQ, and the mediating roles of negative family interactions, childhood

Eric F. Dubow; Paul Boxer; L. Rowell Huesmann

2009-01-01

213

One name to rule them all, one name to find them: Lord of the Rings and 'seated immobility thromboembolism (SIT) syndrome  

Microsoft Academic Search

in persons with additional risk factors.2,3 More recently, we reported a case in which immobility associated with sitting for prolonged periods at a computer represented the major risk factor for a life-threatening VTE.4 The term 'eThrombosis' was used to describe this condition. It was suggested that, with the widespread use of computers in relation to work, recreation and personal communication,

Richard Beasley; Patricia Heuser; Matt Masoli

214

Restricted PlaySynergy and the Limits of Interactivity in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Video Game  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although recent critical studies have begun to acknowledge the aesthetic connections that films and video games share, too often these studies neglect to extend an analysis to consumer culture. As video games now make up an important segment of the film industry’s market, this critical engagement is needed to extend the scholarship on video games. Specifically, this essay critically engages

Robert Alan Brookey; Paul Booth

2006-01-01

215

Research Design Decisions: An Integrated Quantitative and Qualitative Model for Decision-Making Researchers (You Too Can Be Lord of the Rings).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a concentric research design model based on need for research which transcends individuals' historic or experiential bias concerning choice of study design, tools, and data reduction strategies. Describes the following "rings": theory/knowledge orientation; theory versus applied research; quantitative versus qualitative research…

Geroy, Gary D.; Wright, Phillip C.

1997-01-01

216

Arguing at Play in the Fields of the Lord; or, Abducting Charles Peirce's Rhetorical Theory in "A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article argues that the ideas of "play" and "abduction" in Charles Peirce's work represent an inventive theory of argument that opens up the kinds of activities that can be called "arguments" and avoids some of the struggles over imposed beliefs with which recent argument theory has grappled. (Contains 12 notes.)

Newcomb, Matthew J.

2009-01-01

217

Remote Sensing and Digital Mapping: Submission by the Royal Society to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The past two decades have seen rapid advances in technology which have substantially enhanced the availability and usefulness of both new kinds and much greater quantities of information about the surface of the Earth and its natural and man-made cover. A...

1983-01-01

218

Lithosphere Delamination Caused Permanent Subsidence of New Caledonia Trough and Transient Uplift of Lord Howe Rise During Cenozoic Initiation of Tonga-Kermadec Subduction, Western Pacific (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We use seismic-reflection and rock-sample data to propose that the first-order physiography of New Caledonia Trough and Norfolk Ridge formed in Eocene and Oligocene time, and was associated with the onset of subduction at the Australia-Pacific plate boundary. Lithosphere delamination and subduction initiation was followed by rapid rollback of the slab. Delamination created a deep (>2 km) enclosed oceanic trough c. 2000 km long and 200-300 km across in Eocene and Oligocene time as the lower crust detached, with simultaneous uplift and local land development along basin flanks. Disruption of Late Cretaceous and Paleogene strata was minimal during this Cenozoic phase and involved only subtle tilting and local reverse faulting or folding. Cenozoic basin formation was possible through the action of at least one detachment fault that allowed the lower crust to either be subducted into the mantle or exhumed eastward into Norfolk Basin. We suggest that delamination of the lithosphere, with possible mixing of the lower crust back into the mantle, is more widespread than previously thought and may be commonly associated with subduction initiation, such as Cenozoic events in the Mediterranean and western Pacific.

Sutherland, R.; Collot, J.; Lafoy, Y.; Logan, G.; Hackney, R. I.; Stagpoole, V.; Uruski, C.; Hashimoto, T.; Higgins, K.; Herzer, R. H.; Wood, R.; Mortimer, N. N.; Rollet, N.

2009-12-01

219

"If the Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise": Flood Control and the Displaced Rural Communities of Irving and Broughton, Kansas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author examines how the residents of two displaced rural Kansas towns, and their descendants, exhibit a sense of identity common to small farm communities throughout the Great Plains, and how tenacious these ties are even after the physical reminder of their communal bonds no longer exists. By examining the struggles to survive faced by these…

Hanson, Robin A.

2010-01-01

220

The effects of mindfulness on executive processes and autobiographical memory specificity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous studies have found that mindfulness training reduces overgeneral memories and increases autobiographical memory specificity (e.g., [Williams, J. M. G., Teasdale, J. D., Segal, Z. V., & Soulsby, J. (2000). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy reduces overgeneral autobiographical memory in formerly depressed patients. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 150–155]). However, little work has investigated the mechanisms underlying this effect. The present study

Alexandre Heeren; Nady Van Broeck; Pierre Philippot

2009-01-01

221

76 FR 45484 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...for Deletion of the Palmer Barge Line Superfund Site AGENCY: Environmental Protection...Delete the Palmer Barge Line (PBL) Superfund Site located in Port Arthur, Texas...does not preclude future actions under Superfund. DATES: Comments must be received...

2011-07-29

222

Proposta metodologica e principi generali per l'insegnamento di una L2 (Methodological Proposal and General Principles for Teaching a Second Language).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes the contents of four books on language teaching written by Harold Palmer between 1917 and 1924. Palmer's writings bridged some of the gap between theory and practice in language teaching. (CFM)

Chiuchiu, Angelo

1987-01-01

223

Conditional standard error of measurement and personality scale scores: an investigation of classical test theory estimates with four MMPI scales  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is a preliminary examination of the fit of three classical test theory models of standard error of measurement to selected personality scale (MMPI) score retest data. The three models compared are the conventional standard error of measurement formula, Lord’s (1955: Lord, F. M. (1955). Estimating test reliability. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 15, 325–336) conditional standard error of measurement

Robert Saltstone; Colin Skinner; Paul Tremblay

2001-01-01

224

Lithosphere delamination with foundering of lower crust and mantle caused permanent subsidence of New Caledonia Trough and transient uplift of Lord Howe Rise during Eocene and Oligocene initiation of Tonga-Kermadec subduction, western Pacific  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We use seismic reflection and rock sample data to propose that the first-order physiography of New Caledonia Trough and Norfolk Ridge formed in Eocene and Oligocene time and was associated with the onset of subduction and back-arc spreading at the Australia-Pacific plate boundary. Our tectonic model involves an initial Cretaceous rift that is strongly modified by Cenozoic subduction initiation. Hence, we are able to explain (1) complex sedimentary basins of inferred Mesozoic age; (2) a prominent unconformity and onlap surface of middle Eocene to early Miocene age at the base of flat-lying sediments beneath the axis of New Caledonia Trough; (3) gently dipping, variable thickness, and locally deformed Late Cretaceous strata along the margins of the trough; (4) platform morphology and unconformities on either side of the trough that indicate a phase of late Eocene to early Miocene uplift to near sea level, followed by rapid Oligocene and Miocene subsidence of ˜1100-1800 m; and (5) seismic reflection facies tied to boreholes that suggest absolute tectonic subsidence at the southern end of New Caledonia Trough by 1800-2200 m since Eocene time. The Cenozoic part of the model involves delamination and subduction initiation followed by rapid foundering and rollback of the slab. This created a deep (>2 km) enclosed oceanic trough, ˜2000 km long and 200-300 km across, in Eocene and Oligocene time as the lower crust detached, with simultaneous uplift and local land development along basin flanks. Disruption of Late Cretaceous and Paleogene strata was minimal during this Cenozoic phase and involved only subtle tilting and local reverse faulting or folding. Basin formation was possible through the action of at least one detachment fault that allowed the lower crust to either be subducted into the mantle or exhumed eastward into Norfolk Basin. We suggest that delamination of the lithosphere, with possible mixing of the lower crust back into the mantle, is more widespread than previously thought and may be commonly associated with subduction initiation, such as Cenozoic events in the Mediterranean and western Pacific.

Sutherland, Rupert; Collot, Julien; Lafoy, Yves; Logan, Graham A.; Hackney, Ron; Stagpoole, Vaughan; Uruski, Chris; Hashimoto, Takehiko; Higgins, Karen; Herzer, Richard H.; Wood, Ray; Mortimer, Nick; Rollet, NadèGe

2010-04-01

225

A Comparison of Equating/Linking Using the Stocking-Lord Method and Concurrent Calibration with Mixed-Format Tests in the Non-Equivalent Groups Common-Item Design under IRT  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There has been a steady increase in the use of mixed-format tests, that is, tests consisting of both multiple-choice items and constructed-response items in both classroom and large-scale assessments. This calls for appropriate equating methods for such tests. As Item Response Theory (IRT) has rapidly become mainstream as the theoretical basis for…

Tian, Feng

2011-01-01

226

Should assisted dying be lawful?  

PubMed

Calls for a change in the law to allow strictly controlled forms of assisted dying in the UK have resurfaced following a much-publicised storyline on the subject on the TV soap opera Coronation Street and the impending debate on Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Lords. This article reviews the current stance of the law on euthanasia and assisted dying and considers Lord Falconer's attempts to reform the law through the Assisted Dying Bill. PMID:24514111

Griffith, Richard

2014-02-01

227

Dr. Frank Bottomley  

Microsoft Academic Search

MAY I be permitted to make a correction of an error in Sir Richard Paget's obituary notice of my cousin, Dr. Frank Bottomley, in NATURE of February 16, p. 212? Sir Richard states that Frank Bottomley's stepmother was ``the widowed sister of Lord Kelvin''. Frank Bottomley's father, being a son of Lord Kelvin's sister Anna, could not possibly have married

James Thomson

1922-01-01

228

A Comparison of Two Procedures for Computing IRT Equating Coefficients.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two methods of computing test equating coefficients under item response theory by the following authors are compared: (1) B. H. Loyd and H. D. Hoover (1980); and (2) M. L. Stocking and F. M. Lord (1983). Conditions under which the method of Stocking and Lord is preferable are described. (SLD)

Baker, Frank B.; Al-Karni, Ali

1991-01-01

229

Genetic structure of crown-of-thorns starfish ( Acanthaster planci ) in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Significant genetic structuring is reported for crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci (L.) populations within Australia, sampled in 1987 and 1989, with Eastern Australian and Western Australian populations forming different groups. Eastern Australian populations sampled included the three most southerly, on isolated reefs of Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs, and Lord Howe Island. The Lord Howe Island population formed a discrete outlier from

J. A. H. Benzie; J. A. Stoddart

1992-01-01

230

Voldemort's Transformation to Affect the Plot in JK. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince  

Microsoft Academic Search

JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince is a popular novel. It is the sixth edition of the Harry Potter series. The story tells about a wizard named Harry Potter who has a big enemy called Lord Voldemort, a very powerful dark sorcerer. Lord Voldemort as the antagonist has a tight relation to the plot of the story. This

Eko Hadi Yuniarto; Enny Anggraini

231

Alexandra's Dreams: "The Mightiest of All Lovers" in Willa Cather's "O Pioneers!"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In her essay "Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power," Audre Lorde writes, "There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling." Lorde notes that women often…

Mullins, Maire

2005-01-01

232

Legal Advice Privilege and its Relevance to Corporations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article considers whether the rationale for legal advice privilege applies to corporations. It examines the rationale for legal advice privilege in the aftermath of the disagreement between the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords in the Three Rivers litigation, and argues that the rule of law rationale for advice privilege endorsed by the House of Lords is

Andrew Higgins

2010-01-01

233

Kiechel's history of corporate strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – In this paper aims to interview Walter Kiechel III about his book, The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World, and the lessons it offers for today's managers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In this interview, Strategy & Leadership asked Walter Kiechel III about his book, The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the

Robert J. Allio; Robert M. Randall

2010-01-01

234

Road Tripping Down the Digital Preservation Highway: Part III. Rolls Royce, Ford, or Dune Buggy?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Road Tripping Down the Digital Preservation Highway" follows the continuing adventures of Peter Palmer, erstwhile librarian at Bellaluna University and manager of the library's and University's digital content, as he journeys down the Digital Preservation Highway. In this article, Palmer is put in charge of a task force to determine what should…

Colati, Jessica Branco; Colati, Gregory C.

2011-01-01

235

Between Constructivism and Connectedness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parker Palmer is correct in his claims that good teaching depends more on the capacity for connectedness than on technique and that helping teacher candidates cultivate a strong sense of personal identity is crucial. However, to what extent are Palmer's claims compatible with the various constructivist models of learning that are now prevalent in…

Gordon, Mordechai

2008-01-01

236

Unmasking Mode Errors: A New Application Of Task Knowledge Principles To The Knowledge Gaps In Cockpit Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the complexity of modern, computerised systems, the current system state can come as an unpleasant shock to even an experienced user. The dominant thinking in this field (Palmer, 1995, Palmer et al, 1993, Degani et al, 1996, Rushby 1999) suggests that much of this \\

237

"The Music, Movement, and Learning Connection": A Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors review "The Music, Movement, and Learning Connection," written by early childhood educator and musician Hap Palmer in the September 2001 issue of Young Children, which is of significant interest to parents and teachers. As trained musicians, the authors agree with Palmer's message about music's positive effect on…

Blasi, MaryJane; Foley, Mary B.

2006-01-01

238

FIVE HUNDRED YEARS OF HYDROLOGICAL DROUGHT IN THE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN1  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article evaluates drought scenarios of the Upper Colorado River basin (UCRB) considering multiple drought variables for the past 500 years and positions the current drought in terms of the magnitude and frequency. Drought characteristics were developed considering water-year data of UCRB's streamflow, and basin-wide averages of the Palmer Hydrological Drought Index (PHDI) and the Palmer Z Index. Streamflow and

Janak Timilsena; Thomas C. Piechota; Hugo Hidalgo; Glenn Tootle

239

Semiconductors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page, created by Dr. Derek W. Palmer, discusses the use of semiconductors. The site addresses such issues as: crystal structures; diamond, silicon and germanium structures, it also includes the properties of different semiconductors. Available are an index, text books, research books, data books and journals. Palmer provides a great deal of information within this simple, and easily understood, web page.

Palmer, Derek W.

2008-11-21

240

Lunar Eclipse Observer Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Byron W. Soulsby, an amateur research astronomer who operates the Calwell Lunar Observatory in Canberra, Australia, this site is designed for anyone with an interest in lunar eclipses, from serious researchers to the casual astronomer. Users can find numerous items of interest, including analyses of lunar eclipses in 1995-97, information on the topography of the moon, a number of animations and images of eclipses, and a collection of links to other relevant sites. In addition, the author invites amateur astronomers to submit their observations of the July 1999 partial eclipse and participate in his research on the geometry of the upper atmosphere of the Earth. An online registration form is provided for users to register.

Soulsby, Byron W.

1997-01-01

241

A simplified method for the quantitative determination of urinary coproporphyrin in lead workers  

PubMed Central

Soulsby, Joan and Smith, R. L. (1974).British Journal of Industrial Medicine,31, 72-74. A simplified method of estimating urinary coproporphyrin is described, based on the method of Rimington (1971). Coproporphyrin and coproporphyrinogen are extracted into ether from acidified urine; the ether is then shaken with a solution of iodine in hydrochloric acid to oxidize any coproporphyrinogen to coproporphyrin and to extract the coproporphyrin. The solution is examined spectrophotometrically for coproporphyrin at the peak of the Soret band and at wavelengths on either side to correct for any impurities present. A comparison with the method of Rimington (1971) in 94 urine samples with coproporphyrin levels up to 2·5 mg/l showed good agreement. Correlation coefficient (r) = +0·986. One hundred estimations can be carried out in five hours.

Soulsby, Joan; Smith, R. L.

1974-01-01

242

Lunar space missions for ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos observation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two stages of exploring the lunar surface as a target for the interaction of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos are discussed. The first step is connected with the Lunar Orbital Radio Detector (LORD) experiment in the space mission Luna-Glob, scheduled for the near future. The current status of the LORD instrument development is represented. The aperture of the lunar orbital radio detector exceeds all existing ground-based detector arrays. Successful completion of the LORD experiment will permit to consider the second step of the program namely multi-satellite lunar systems to increase the statistics and the accuracy of the experiment.

Gusev, G. A.; Chechin, V. A.; Ryabov, V. A.

2013-05-01

243

The Age-of-the-Earth-Debate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes the development of the Earth's age calculation including the work of Archbishop Ussher, James Hutton, Lord Kelvin, Ernest Rutherford, Bertram Boltwood, and Arthur Holmes. Describes the changes in radioisotope dating methods. (YP)

Badash, Lawrence

1989-01-01

244

Space Technology: Vital Capabilities for Warfighters.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Consider for a few moments the challenge of accurately predicting the possibility and utility of technological developments. In 1895, Lord William Thomson Kelvin, the Scottish mathematician and physicist, noted, 'Heavier-than-air flying machines are impos...

J. J. Cosumano

2003-01-01

245

Static Image Principle for the Sphere in Bi-Isotropic Space.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The classical inversion transformation in a sphere was originally introduced by Lord Kelvin to formulate the electrostatic image principle for the perfectly electrically conducting sphere. Here it is shown that the inversion principle can be used as the b...

J. J. Haenninen

2000-01-01

246

Numerical Analysis of the Thermoelastic Effects in Laminated Structures and Its Use in the Identification of Defects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The thermoelastic effect first analyzed by Lord Kelvin is governed by a simple relation between amplitude of temperature and amplitude of sum of principle stress change as long as adiabatic conditions are maintained. Although valid for isotropic materials...

D. Vanhemelrijck L. Schillemans P. Dewilde A. Cardon M. Kyriakopoulos

1992-01-01

247

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategy Essay Competition: Essays 1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Partial contents: Does the 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review(QDR) adequately Address Third Wave Logistics; We Deceive Ourselves: The Role of Preconception in Operational Deception, Airpower, Chaos, and Infrastructure; Lords of the Rings, U.S. Military Exper...

1998-01-01

248

Military Engagement in the South Caucasus.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The importance of the South Caucasus to European security is growing. Recent trips by Lord Robertson to the region underscore NATO resolve to expand security under the Partnership for Peace (PFP) program. Moreover the three South Caucasus states Armenia A...

J. E. Detemple

2002-01-01

249

Further News  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Heritage funding for Herefordshire astronomers; Astronomical alignment at Chankillo; Lord Wrottesley's telescope sold; Salimbeni's Glorification of the Eucharist in danger; Clock making in medieval York; Early English quadrant astrolabe sold; Pluto yet again.

Clive, Clive

2007-10-01

250

46 CFR 7.150 - Canadian (BC) and United States (AK) Borders to Cape Spencer, AK.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... (b) A line drawn from the southeasternmost extremity of Island Point, Sitklan Island to the southernmost extremity of Garnet Point, Kanagunut Island; thence to Lord Rock Light; thence to Barren Island Light; thence to Cape Chacon Light;...

2013-10-01

251

46 CFR 7.150 - Canadian (BC) and United States (AK) Borders to Cape Spencer, AK.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... (b) A line drawn from the southeasternmost extremity of Island Point, Sitklan Island to the southernmost extremity of Garnet Point, Kanagunut Island; thence to Lord Rock Light; thence to Barren Island Light; thence to Cape Chacon Light;...

2010-10-01

252

46 CFR 7.150 - Canadian (BC) and United States (AK) Borders to Cape Spencer, AK.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... (b) A line drawn from the southeasternmost extremity of Island Point, Sitklan Island to the southernmost extremity of Garnet Point, Kanagunut Island; thence to Lord Rock Light; thence to Barren Island Light; thence to Cape Chacon Light;...

2009-10-01

253

75 FR 53709 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Lord, Acting Chief, National Register of Historic Places/National Historic Landmarks Program. CALIFORNIA Alameda County Iceland, 2727 Milvia St, Berkley, 10000769 Los Angeles County Bungalow Court at 1516 N. Serrano Ave, 1516-1528\\1/2\\...

2010-09-01

254

Comparative Economics of Advanced Regenerable Flue Gas Desulfurization Processes. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study shows that limestone, magnesia and Wellman-Lord scrubbing were the front-running desulfurization technologies as of 1977. EPRI also chose certain less-developed subsystems for further development and possible demonstration. The Atomics Internat...

M. R. Beychok

1980-01-01

255

Autest--Program to Perform Automated Hypothesis for Nonstandard Problems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This write-up describes a general computer package that computes asymptotic standard errors and carries out significance tests for a wide variety of problems. A complete description of the theoretical foundations is found in Lord (1973). (Author)

Stocking, Martha; Lord, Frederic M.

256

Orchestrating the planning process.  

PubMed

Strategic planning at Lord Corporation is developed by line and staff managers. As a result, those responsible for implementation "own the plan," while the CEO directs the formulation of the strategy. PMID:10112309

Brooker, R E

1991-01-01

257

Directions in Security Metrics Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

More than 100 years ago, Lord Kelvin insightfully observed that measurement is vital to deep knowledge and understanding in physical science. During the last few decades, researchers have made various attempts to develop measures and systems of measuremen...

W. Jansen

2009-01-01

258

Why are Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland cast adrift?  

PubMed

I am pleased to read that Lord Willis's Shape of Caring review will 'build on, rather than replicate, recent reports' (News May 14). We don't want the review members to be reinventing the wheel. PMID:24866662

Harding, Sally

2014-05-28

259

Empirical Investigation of the Stradaptive Testing Model for the Measurement of Human Ability.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study empirically investigated the validity and utility of the stratified adaptive computerized testing model (stradaptive) developed by Weiss (1973). The model presents a tailored testing strategy based upon Binet IQ measurement theory and Lord's (1...

B. K. Waters

1975-01-01

260

Voices - Yvonne Coghill calls for action to address the lack of senior BME nurses.  

PubMed

When then NHS chief executive Lord Crisp launched the Leadership and Race Equality Action Plan in 2004, there were 12 executive directors of nursing from black or minority ethnic backgrounds in the NHS. PMID:24617383

Coghill, Yvonne

2014-03-12

261

78 FR 7424 - National Coal Council  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...March 2013 meeting of the National Coal Council. Agenda: 1. Opening Remarks...Outlook'' 3. Fred Palmer, NCC Coal Policy Committee Chairman: Presentation...President, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity 5. Jim Butz, Vice...

2013-02-01

262

Variations in Groundwater Quality with Drought.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Large variations in the chemical quality of municipal groundwater supplies in Kansas occur in response to dry and wet conditions. These changes are explained by varying amounts of recharge available to dilute mineralized groundwaters. The Palmer Drought I...

D. O. Whittemore G. A. arotz K. M. McGregor

1982-01-01

263

Constructing a philosophy of chiropractic: evolving worldviews and postmodern core?  

PubMed Central

Objective The purpose of this article is to explore the postmodern, postrational, and postconventional core of DD Palmer's self-sense and philosophy. Discussion DD Palmer's self and philosophy can be viewed as a reaction to the self of modernity and its challenges of a fracture between mind and body, spirit, and nature. It is argued that Palmer's solution to these vexing problems facing the modern self was to use postrational and postconventional logic to overcome the dualisms. His philosophy resonates with similar postrational approaches, most notably, the German idealist Schelling. Conclusion It is argued that Palmer was one of the first postrational individuals in America and that chiropractic was an attempt at the first postrational health profession.

Senzon, Simon A.

2011-01-01

264

76 FR 57662 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...A. Casanova (214) 665-7437. 2. Port Arthur Public Library; 4615 9th Avenue; Port Arthur, Texas 77642-5799; Hours of operation...Palmer Barge Line Superfund Site,'' ``Port Arthur, Texas,'' is withdrawn as of...

2011-09-16

265

Three institutions receive $19.3 million to study causes of African-American breast cancer incidence:  

Cancer.gov

UNC scientist Robert Millikan will partner with Christine Ambrosone, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Julie R. Palmer, of Boston University, in the most ambitious study to date of breast cancer among younger African-American women.

266

77 FR 3799 - Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...S.A. The applicant plans to take from the Palmer Station area approximately 20 brown marine algae, 30 green marine algae, 10 red marine algae, and 10 diatom marine algae to sublimate cultures of filamentous Antarctic macroalgae and...

2012-01-25

267

DEA_2005_Annual Report_Cov_FINAL REVS.qxp  

Cancer.gov

Suzich JA, Ghim S, Palmer-Hill FJ, White WI, Tamura JK, Bell J, Newsome JA, Jenson AB, and Schlegel R. Systemic immuniza-tion with papillomavirus L1 protein completely prevents the development of viral mucosal papillomas.

268

Pesticide Fact Sheet: Pyrithiobac-sodium.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Pyrithiobac-sodium is a pre and post-emergent cotton herbicide intended to be used to control Palmer Amaranth, Florida Beggerweed, Common Cocklebur, Coffee senna, Devilsclaw, Wright Groundcherry, Nightshade, Wild Poinsettia, Pigweed, Wild Radish, Redweed,...

1995-01-01

269

Wind energy, Humble Island  

NSF Publications Database

Title : Wind energy, Humble Island Type : Antarctic EAM NSF Org: OD / OPP Date : January 24, 1992 ... Memorandum (Facility for Wind Generation of Energy at Humble Island, Near Palmer Station, Antarctica ...

270

78 FR 54686 - Notice of Permit Applications Received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...establishment of a permit system for various activities in Antarctica and designation of certain animals and certain geographic...ongoing effort to monitor the spatial scale of human impacts in Antarctica. Samples taken near Palmer Station will be compared...

2013-09-05

271

78 FR 60321 - Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...establishment of a permit system for various activities in Antarctica and designation of certain animals and certain geographic...ongoing effort to monitor the spatial scale of human impacts in Antarctica. Samples taken near Palmer Station will be compared...

2013-10-01

272

In the Shadows of Ice and Sand: International Collaboration between Scientists and Students in the High Desert  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two middle school students in Albuquerque, New Mexico collaborated with staff of Amundsen-Scott South Pole and Palmer stations and the US Geological Survey to measure sun shadows. Students tested the phrase: \\

T. Haste; A. Baker; P. Spindler; M. McGann

2008-01-01

273

75 FR 66760 - Notice of a Regional Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...compressors to provide aeration for the wastewater treatment facility's biological treatment...compressors for Palmer's activated wastewater treatment project that may otherwise...compressors will be incorporated as part of a wastewater treatment system upgrade project...

2010-10-29

274

Archaeological Survey Projects, 1978.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report summarizes twelve archeological survey projects conducted in the state of Alaska during 1978. Surveyed sites include the Willow-Wasilla Area, Chignik Village Area, Moose River Sites, Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Nome-Council Road, Unalakleet, Steese...

T. L. Dilliplane T. D. Maxwell S. S. Post

1980-01-01

275

Oct 1, 2008: A Family Based Approach to Breast Cancer Prevention  

Cancer.gov

Stars in Nutrition & Cancer A Family Based Approach to Breast Cancer Prevention Star Speaker Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Human Genetics Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Director,

276

75 FR 62184 - Notification of Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee October 26, 2010 Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...designs for the Arnold Palmer Congressional Gold Medal, and designs for the New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal. Interested persons should call 202-354-6700...coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and national and other...

2010-10-07

277

Constructing a philosophy of chiropractic: evolving worldviews and modern foundation?  

PubMed Central

Objective The purpose of this article is to trace the foundations of DD Palmer's sense of self and philosophy of chiropractic to its sources in modern Western philosophy as well as current metatheories about modernity. Discussion DD Palmer's sense of self was indicative of a modern self. A modern self is characterized as a self that developed after the Western Enlightenment and must come to terms with the insights of modernity such as Cartesian dualism, Spinoza's substance, Rousseau's expressivism, and Kant's critiques. It is argued that Palmer's philosophy can be viewed as part of the this tradition alongside his involvement in the 19th century American metaphysical religious culture, which was itself a response to these challenges of the modern self of modernity. Conclusion Palmer's development of chiropractic and its philosophy was a reaction to the challenges and promises of modernity.

Senzon, Simon A.

2011-01-01

278

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S08R. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, GROUND ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S08R. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, GROUND LEVEL Lower center section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

279

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S04R. SOUTH (ADAMS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S04R. SOUTH (ADAMS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER LEVEL Middle right section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

280

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S01R. SOUTH (ADAMS STREET) ELEVATION, GROUND ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S01R. SOUTH (ADAMS STREET) ELEVATION, GROUND LEVEL Lower left section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

281

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S07R. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, GROUND ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S07R. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, GROUND LEVEL Lower left section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

282

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S14L. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S14L. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER LEVEL, INCLINED 30; Upper center section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

283

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S10R. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S10R. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER LEVEL Middle left section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

284

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S05R. SOUTH (ADAMS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S05R. SOUTH (ADAMS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER LEVEL, INCLINED 30; Upper left section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

285

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S06R. SOUTH (ADAMS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S06R. SOUTH (ADAMS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER LEVEL, INCLINED 30; Upper right section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

286

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S02R. SOUTH (ADAMS STREET) ELEVATION, GROUND ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S02R. SOUTH (ADAMS STREET) ELEVATION, GROUND LEVEL Lower right section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

287

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S09L. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, GROUND ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S09L. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, GROUND LEVEL Lower right section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

288

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S13R. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S13R. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER LEVEL, INCLINED 30; Upper left section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

289

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S15L. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S15L. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER LEVEL, INCLINED 30; Upper right section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

290

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LCHABSGS11IL1124S11L. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photograph of photogrammetric plate LC-HABS-GS11-IL-1124-S11L. EAST (WELLS STREET) ELEVATION, UPPER LEVEL Middle center section of elevation - Phelps-Dodge-Palmer Building, 200 West Adams Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

291

Variability in sea-ice coverage and ice-motion dynamics in the PAL LTER study region west of the Antarctic Peninsula  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sea-ice conditions and kinematics are studied in the Palmer Long-Term Ecological Research (PAL LTER) study region west of the Antarctic Peninsula. Remote sensing data from ERS-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and Scatterometer (EScat) and from DMSP SSM\\/I, are used to study the influence of synoptic weather systems on sea-ice characteristics during July-August 1992. Weather records from Palmer Station (64° 46'S,

Sharon Stammerjohn; Raymond Smith; Mark R. Drinkwater; Xiang Liu

1998-01-01

292

Parameterisation of clastic sediments including benthic structures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The sediment transport processes in the south-western Baltic Sea are predicted by means of a numerical model in the project DYNAS. There are two sediment parameters that influence the results of modelling remarkably: critical shear stress velocity and bottom roughness. This paper presents the way how to parameterise these factors and extrapolate them into the investigation area. The critical shear stress velocity is parameterised basing on grain size data, combining approximations after Hjulström [Hjulström, F., 1935: Studies in the morphological activity of rivers as illustrated by the river Fyris. Geological Institution of University of Uppsala: Bulletin (25): 221-528.], Shields [Shields, A., 1936: Anwendung der Ähnlichkeits-Mechanik und der Turbulenzforschung auf die Geschiebebewegung. Mitteilungen der Preussischen Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau und Schiffahrt (26): 26 pp.] and Bohling [Bohling, B., 2003: Untersuchungen zur Mobilität natürlicher und anthropogener Sedimente in der Mecklenburger Bucht. unpublished doctoral thesis, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald/Germany, 156 pp.]. The roughness length, in the case of absence of macro zoo-benthos and their structures, is parameterised basing on grain size too employing Soulsby [Soulsby, R.L., 1997: Dynamics of Marine Sands: a Manual for Practical Applications. London, Thomas Telford Publications. 249 pp.], Nielsen [Nielsen, P., 1983: Analytical determination of nearshore wave height variation due to refraction shoaling and friction. Coastal Engineering 7, 233-251.] and Yalin [Yalin, M.S., 1977: Mechanics of Sediment Transport. Pergamon Press, New York. 298 pp.]. No equivalent simple parameterisations for biologically caused bed roughness exist. Here, findings of Friedrichs [Friedrichs, M., 2004: Flow-induced effects of macro zoo-benthic structures on the near-bed sediment transport. Dissertation, Universität Rostock, 80 S.] and estimations by the DYNAS biologists group were combined in order to derive roughness lengths from abundance measurements of four previously selected key species which represent the originators of the dominating benthic structures at the sea floor in the south-western Baltic Sea. Critical shear stress velocity and bed roughness are known at few sample sites only. They were extrapolated into the larger investigation area using a proxy-target concept. The mean near bottom milieu (bathymetry, median grain size, salinity, oxygen) which was derived using results from numerical modelling serves as the proxy. Since the milieu parameters are measured at the sampling sites for which the target parameters have been determined, a combined hierarchical and supervised classification was employed to transfer the local knowledge into the unknown investigation area.

Bobertz, B.; Harff, J.; Bohling, B.

2009-02-01

293

Comparison of the neutral wind seasonal variation from midlatitude conjugate observations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The seasonal variation of F region neutral wind from the midlatitude conjugate Fabry-Perot interferometer observations has been studied. The meridional wind at Palmer station (64°S,64°W) has a significant local time dependence with strong equatorward wind at midnight and polarward wind at dawn and dusk. The zonal wind switches from eastward to westward in the early morning section. From the June solstice (austral winter) to equinox, the maximum meridional wind increases from 90 m/s to 130 m/s, and the zonal wind switches direction at an earlier local time. The neutral winds from Palmer have been compared with those from the geomagnetic conjugate location, Millstone Hill (MH). At equinox, the local time variation of neutral wind shows a very good conjugacy between these two locations. But at June solstice, the similarity in the zonal wind becomes less clear. This seasonal dependence can be attributed to the seasonal variation of solar and geomagnetic forcings. The annual variation of daily average neutral wind from Palmer and MH has also been compared. The meridional wind shows a clear offset of season, and the magnitude at Palmer is averagely 40 m/s more equatorward than that at MH. The zonal wind is dominantly westward at Palmer and eastward at MH. The annual variation of neutral wind, especially the zonal component, is much less symmetric between the two sites than the local time variation. The empirical horizontal wind model shows a good agreement with the observations in both local time and annual variations.

Deng, Yue; Huang, Yanshi; Wu, Qian; Noto, John; Drob, Douglas; Kerr, Robert B.

2014-04-01

294

Nature of fluid flows in differentially heated cylindrical container filled with a stratified solution  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Semiconductor crystals such as Hg(1-x)Cd(x)Te grown by unidirectional solidification Bridgmann method have shown compositional segregations in both the axial and radial directions. Due to the wide separation between the liquidus and the solidus of its pseudobinary phase diagram, there is a diffusion layer of higher HgTe content built up in the melt near the melt-solid interface which gives a solute concentration gradient in the axial direction. Because of the higher thermal conductivity in the melt than that in the crystal there is a thermal leakage through the fused silica crucible wall near the melt-solid interface. This gives a thermal gradient in the radial direction. Hart (1971), Thorpe, Hutt and Soulsby (1969) have shown that under such condition a fluid will become convectively unstable as a result of different diffusivities of temperature and solute. It is quite important to understand the effects of this thermosolute convection on the compositional segregation in the unidirectionally solidified crystals. To reach this goal, we start with a simplified problem. We study the nature of fluid flows of a stratified solution in a cylindrical container with a radial temperature gradient. The cylindrical container wall is considered to be maintained at a higher temperature than that at the center of the solution and the solution in the lower gravitational direction has higher solute concentration which decrease linearly to a lower concentration and then remain constant to the top of the solution. The sample solution is taken to be salt water.

Wang, Jai-Ching

1992-01-01

295

Assisted death: a basic right or a threat to the principal purpose of medicine?  

PubMed

There is much debate in the UK and abroad around whether the law should be changed to license doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to assist terminally ill patients to commit suicide. Here, Sir Graeme Catto argues that terminally ill mentally competent adults should be able to choose the time and place of their death. Opposing him, Baroness Ilora Finlay argues that both the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill and Lord Falconer's private member's bill in the House of Lords endanger patients' safety and require doctors to assess patients against criteria that cannot be verified. PMID:24999777

Catto, G; Finlay, I G

2014-06-01

296

U.S. Rep. Bill Nelson of Florida during medical tests at JSC's Clinic  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

U.S. Rep. Bill Nelson of Florida during medical tests at JSC's Clinic. Photos include Rep. Nelson talking to Sharon Briceno (center) and Betty Lord before the tests begin. The congressman's torso bears a number of sensors for the testing (40835); Portrait view of Rep. Nelson with sensors attached to his chest (40836); Rep. Nelson gets some assistance from nurses at the clinic as he prepares to participate in medical tests. Help is provided by Betty Lord, right, and Sharon Briceno (40837); Rep. Nelson is being assisted to don 'halo' device for tests (40838); Rep. Nelson runs in place on a treadmill device (40839).

1985-01-01

297

Some considerations regarding very high (and very unequal) tune damping rings  

SciTech Connect

A damping ring with very high horizontal tune is analyzed. The dynamic aperture is determined using the tracking program TEAPOT and is found to be marginally satisfactory, depending on the required beam emittance reduction factor. Synchrobetatron resonances due to the centrifugal space charge force are analyzed and found to be not serious at the beam current levels suggested in a damping ring design of Palmer. Much of the paper is devoted to re-calculating the properties of such a ring with the results largely corroborating Palmer's, except that an appreciably greater beam emittance is found.

Talman, R.

1987-05-05

298

WBUR Journeys to Antarctica  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the record of an environmental reporter's expedition to Antarctica. During his time in Antarctica, the author wrote reports and captured photos, video and audio of the animals, the environment and the people who live there. Topics include wildlife and how it has been affected by climate change, equipment needed for working in Antarctica, and life at Palmer Station. A series of journal entries by the author give an account of what it was like to travel, work, and live in Antarctica. An extensive collection of multimedia materials includes photos, videos, and an interactive tour of Palmer Station.

299

The tectonic history of the Tasman Sea: A puzzle with 13 pieces  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a new model for the tectonic evolution of the Tasman Sea based on dense satellite altimetry data and a new shipboard data set. We utilized a combined set of revised magnetic anomaly and fracture zone interpretations to calculate relative motions and their uncertainties between the Australian and the Lord Howe Rise plates from 73.6 Ma to 52 Ma

Carmen Gaina; Dietmar R. Müller; Jean-Yves Royer; Joann Stock; Jeanne Hardebeck; Phil Symonds

1998-01-01

300

The Langer-Improved Wald Test for DIF Testing with Multiple Groups: Evaluation and Comparison to Two-Group IRT  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Differential item functioning (DIF) occurs when the probability of responding in a particular category to an item differs for members of different groups who are matched on the construct being measured. The identification of DIF is important for valid measurement. This research evaluates an improved version of Lord's chi [superscript 2] Wald…

Woods, Carol M.; Cai, Li; Wang, Mian

2013-01-01

301

Vortex Atoms and Vortons.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The thesis deals with two topics which are related to the concept of vorticity. Therefore, it consists of two parts. The 'vortex-atom-part' shows the development of a theory of matter, introduced by the English scientist Lord Kelvin in 1867, which would a...

A. J. Q. Alkemade

1994-01-01

302

The Application of Historical Narrative in Science Learning: The Atlantic Cable Story  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of historically based stories to teach science has both theoretical and practical support. This paper outlines how the historically based story may be utilized effectively in the classroom and, as an illustration of this, presents the story of Lord Kelvin's role in the laying of the first trans-Atlantic communications cable during the…

Klassen, Stephen

2007-01-01

303

Constitutive Equations of Rock with Shear Dilatancy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Coupling between dilatation and shear stress referred to as 'dilatancy,' has been shown to be a significant feature of rocks. Dilatancy has been identified by Lord Kelvin (1875) and by Reiner (1947) as a second-order effect in the isotropic continuum that...

A. M. Freudenthal

1975-01-01

304

Matter and Motion in Space  

Microsoft Academic Search

MR. WILLIAM STANLEY, an American philosopher and engineer, said a few days ago that the grandest words ever uttered by any man on this planet were spoken by Lord Kelvin when he said that if all the matter in the universe were reduced to its ultimate atoms and equally divided through all space, the disturbance caused by the beating of

Hiram S. Maxim

1902-01-01

305

Kelvin Water-Drop Experiment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This experiment was originally designed and performed by Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) in the late 1800's to demonstrate the creation of an electric potential simply by means of dividing up a body of flowing water. The objective is to demonstrate the powe...

R. D. Shull

1990-01-01

306

Beyond RoI - An alternative solution for measuring benefits of GIS  

Microsoft Academic Search

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind... Lord Kelvin Within British Waterways (BW) and the geographic information (GI) industry at large identifying and measuring the benefits that GI brings has been

Jonathan E Marshall; Lord Kelvin

307

Electrostatic Image Theory for the Dielectric Sphere with an Internal Source.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The well-known electrostatic image theory for a point charge next to the conducting sphere, originally discovered by Lord Kelvin, was recently generalized to the dielectric sphere, by one of the present authors, for sources located outside the sphere. The...

J. C. E. Sten I. V. Lindell

1991-01-01

308

The Restoration of Order through Language in Middle-Earth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Applies chaos theory to J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," to see order and patterns in a supposed chaotic world. Discusses how Tolkien's background as a philologist served as a foundation for the stories he created, and notes how language itself changes events and controls and dominates characters in the trilogy. (SR)

Keene, Louise E.

1994-01-01

309

Grove: a production-optimised foliage generator for \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

The production of New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers called for numerous computer generated characters which were decorated with a wide variety of foliage. This short paper describes how we were able to employ a procedural modelling and animation system, Grove, in the production of a number of the sequences in the film. In particular

Matt Aitken; Martin Preston

2003-01-01

310

'Hobbit' Books Make Good Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

J. R. R. Tolkein's "Hobbit" books intrigue students, perhaps because the fantasies lack "literary pretensions.""The Hobbit" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, set in Middle Earth (a world peopled with Hobbits, Dwarves, and Elves), provide a history for the Elven language invented by the linguist Tolkein. In the story of the quest of the forces…

Hill, Richard F.

1968-01-01

311

On Information of Percentile Ranks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

K. May and W. A. Nicewander recently concluded (1994) that percentile ranks are inferior or raw scores as indicators of latent ability. It is argued that their conclusions are incorrect, and an error in their derivation is identified. The incorrect equation results in an incorrect conclusion, as work by F. M. Lord (1980) also indicates.…

de Gruijter, Dato N. M.

1997-01-01

312

IRT True-Score Test Equating: A Guide through Assumptions and Applications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the assumptions required by the item response theory (IRT) true-score equating method (with Stocking & Lord, 1983; scaling approach), which is commonly used in the nonequivalent groups with an anchor data-collection design. More precisely, this article investigates the assumptions made at each step by the IRT approach to…

von Davier, Alina A.; Wilson, Christine

2007-01-01

313

32 CFR 806.30 - FOIA exempt information examples.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...there was a tremendous crash; I heard a man scream âMy Lord NO!â then I saw Betty Battle come out of the house with dark stains on her clothesâshe got into her car and drove away. I could see this really well, because the streetlight is right...

2013-07-01

314

News and Views: Highs and lows? A new department, a new minister - and a new select committee; A new constellation for IYA2009; Review of UK space industry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science and technology is now part of the newly created government Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, with Lord Mandelson in overall charge. What will this mean for UK science? An expert group has been charged by the UK government to assess future challenges and opportunities for the UK space industries, and to formulate a 20-year strategy for British leadership in space.

2009-08-01

315

Significant Improvements to LOGIST.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The computer program LOGIST (Wingersky, Patrick, and Lord, 1988) estimates the item parameters and the examinee's abilities for Birnbaum's three-parameter logistic item response theory model using Newton's method for solving the joint maximum likelihood equations. In 1989, Martha Stocking discovered a problem with this procedure in that when the…

Wingersky, Marilyn S.

316

Distance Higher Education and the Adult Learner. Papers Presented at a Conference Organized by the Dutch Ministry of Education and Science, the Dutch Open University, and the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (Heerlen, the Netherlands, October 22-24, 1984). Innovations in Distance Education: Occasional Papers of the Dutch Open University, Vol. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Distance higher education for adults, media selection, and country profiles are considered in conference papers. Titles and authors are as follows: "Distance Education, Trends Worldwide" (Lord Perry of Walton); "Adults in Higher Education: Lowering the Barriers by Teaching and Learning at a Distance" (Hans G. Schutze); "Distance Education for…

van Enckevort, Ger, Ed.; And Others

317

Shape oscillations of an electrically charged diamagnetically levitated droplet  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We use diamagnetic levitation to investigate the effect of electrical charge on the normal mode vibration frequencies of charged water droplets with radii 4.5-7.5 mm. This technique allows us to levitate almost spherical droplets, enabling us to directly compare the measured frequencies of the first seven modes with theoretical values calculated by Lord Rayleigh, with which we find good agreement.

Hill, R. J. A.; Eaves, L.

2012-03-01

318

32 CFR 806.30 - FOIA exempt information examples.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...heard a man scream âMy Lord NO!â then I saw Betty Battle come out of the house with dark stains on her clothesâshe got into her car and drove away. I could see this really well, because the streetlight is right between our houses; I'm the...

2011-07-01

319

32 CFR 806.30 - FOIA exempt information examples.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...heard a man scream âMy Lord NO!â then I saw Betty Battle come out of the house with dark stains on her clothesâshe got into her car and drove away. I could see this really well, because the streetlight is right between our houses; I'm the...

2012-07-01

320

Linking Item Parameters to a Base Scale. ACT Research Report Series, 2009-2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper compares three methods of item calibration--concurrent calibration, separate calibration with linking, and fixed item parameter calibration--that are frequently used for linking item parameters to a base scale. Concurrent and separate calibrations were implemented using BILOG-MG. The Stocking and Lord (1983) characteristic curve method…

Kang, Taehoon; Petersen, Nancy S.

2009-01-01

321

Linking Item Parameters to a Base Scale  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper compares three methods of item calibration--concurrent calibration, separate calibration with linking, and fixed item parameter calibration--that are frequently used for linking item parameters to a base scale. Concurrent and separate calibrations were implemented using BILOG-MG. The Stocking and Lord in "Appl Psychol Measure"…

Kang, Taehoon; Petersen, Nancy S.

2012-01-01

322

A Note on the Item Information Function of the Four-Parameter Logistic Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on four-parameter logistic (4PL) model as an extension of the usual three-parameter logistic (3PL) model with an upper asymptote possibly different from 1. For a given item with fixed item parameters, Lord derived the value of the latent ability level that maximizes the item information function under the 3PL model. The…

Magis, David

2013-01-01

323

Phantoms of Old Forms: The Gothic Mode in the Dramatic Verse of Tennyson and Browning  

Microsoft Academic Search

My dissertation, “Phantoms of Old Forms: The Gothic Mode in the Dramatic Verse of Tennyson and Browning” situates Alfred Lord Tennyson and Robert Browning within a lineage of writers who experimented with the Gothic mode in dramatic and verse forms. This study is, in the first instance, an experiment in applying a specific strain of Gothic critical theory, one that

Michael E. Ackerman

2009-01-01

324

Guilford Courthouse: A Pivotal Battle in the War for Independence. Teaching with Historic Places.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The backwoods county seat of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina, was the site of a pivotal battle on March 15, 1781, in the Revolutionary War's decisive southern campaign. The engagement set the stage for the region's liberation from enemy occupation and impelled British general Lord Charles Cornwallis to take the ill-fated road that led him to…

Baker, Thomas E.

325

Local Linear Observed-Score Equating  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two methods of local linear observed-score equating for use with anchor-test and single-group designs are introduced. In an empirical study, the two methods were compared with the current traditional linear methods for observed-score equating. As a criterion, the bias in the equated scores relative to true equating based on Lord's (1980)…

Wiberg, Marie; van der Linden, Wim J.

2011-01-01

326

The Examination of the Classification of Students into Performance Categories by Two Different Equating Methods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the comparability of two item response theory based equating methods: true score equating (TSE), and estimated true equating (ETE). Additionally, six scaling methods were implemented within each equating method: mean-sigma, mean-mean, two versions of fixed common item parameter, Stocking and Lord, and Haebara. Empirical…

Keller, Lisa A.; Keller, Robert R.; Parker, Pauline A.

2011-01-01

327

Near-Death Experiences in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Near-death experiences (NDEs) in Thailand do not demonstrate the episodes most noted in those collected in the West, but they do show consistent features. I argue that these features, including harbingers of death, visions of hell, the Lord of the underworld, and the benefits of making donations to Buddhist monks and temples, can be understood within the framework of beliefs

Todd Murphy

2001-01-01

328

Love, Socrates, and Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recent report on the UK's higher education system by Lord John Browne exemplifies the dominant trend in education policy initiatives toward a focus on education primarily for employment and for the acquisition of skills. In this essay, Alison Assiter argues that such an entrepreneurial approach neglects essential aspects of the processes of…

Assiter, Alison

2013-01-01

329

FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION SYSTEM CAPABILITIES FOR COAL-FIRED STEAM GENERATORS. VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

EPA Science Inventory

The report discusses the availability of technology for reducing SO2 emissions from coal-fired steam generators using flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems. Foreign and domestic lime, limestone, double alkali, magnesium slurry, and Wellman-Lord FGD systems are described, and the...

330

FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION SYSTEM CAPABILITIES FOR COAL-FIRED STEAM GENERATORS. VOLUME II. TECHNICAL REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

The report discusses the availability of technology for reducing SO2 emissions from coal-fired steam generators using flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems. Foreign and domestic lime, limestone, double alkali, magnesium slurry, and Wellman-Lord FGD systems are described, and the...

331

John Perry's neglected critique of Kelvin's age for the Earth: A missed opportunity in geodynamics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many readers know the tale of how William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) calculated the age of the Earth from physical prin- ciples and adhered for over 50 years to an estimate that was far younger than geologists' estimates, despite the virtually unani- mous opposition of the geological community of the time. The prevalent version of this tale alleges that the

Philip England; Peter Molnar; Frank Richter

2007-01-01

332

The earls of Desmond and the Irish of south-western Munster  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a result of the incomplete English conquest, the relationship between the English in Ireland (the Anglo-Irish) and the native Irish is a major theme in the history of Ireland in the later middle ages. Since these connections were negotiated locally rather than centrally, each relationship is as individual as the Anglo-Irish lords and Irish leaders who negotiated them. This

Keith A. Waters

2006-01-01

333

Yes, Holden Should Read These Books.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Counters Donald Barr's assertion that works such as J. D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye" and William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" are unfit reading material for adolescents ("Should Holden Caufield Read These Books?""New York Times Book Review," May 4, 1986). Shows how these works address adolescents' moral condition. (MM)

Lisman, C. David

1989-01-01

334

WILLIAM GOLDING'S NOVEL--THE BACKWARD LOOK.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE "SURPRISE ENDINGS" IN EACH OF WILLIAM GOLDING'S FIRST FOUR NOVELS OCCUR WHEN THE POINT OF VIEW SHIFTS FROM THE LIMITED WORLD OF THE NOVEL TO THE UNLIMITED WORLD OF REALITY. THE BOYS' RESCUE BY THE UNCOMPREHENDING OFFICER IN "LORD OF THE FLIES," REFOCUSES AND REINFORCES ALL THAT PRECEDES IT, AND THE FABLE, SUPERIMPOSED UPON REAL LIFE, BECOMES…

PECK, CAROL FAULKNER

335

Forced Conscription of Children during Armed Conflict: Experiences of Former Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Child soldiering can be considered as one of the worst practices of institutionalized child abuse. However, little is known about the scope and nature of this abuse and the consequent experiences of children enrolled in an armed faction. This research aims at enriching the knowledge on the experiences of child soldiers in the Lord's…

Vindevogel, Sofie; Coppens, Kathleen; Derluyn, Ilse; De Schryver, Maarten; Loots, Gerrit; Broekaert, Eric

2011-01-01

336

Condom Nation: The U.S. Government's Sex Education Campaign from World War I to the Internet  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This history of the U.S. Public Health Service's efforts to educate Americans about sex makes clear why federally funded sex education has been haphazard, ad hoc, and often ineffectual. Since launching its first sex ed program during World War I, the Public Health Service has dominated federal sex education efforts. Alexandra M. Lord draws on…

Lord, Alexandra M.

2009-01-01

337

The Best-Kept Secret: Crime on Campus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Crime is increasingly characterizing the contemporary college experience. In a post-Columbine, post-Sept. 11 world, the "It can't happen here" response to such violence has been replaced with "Oh Lord, not again." In response to the loss of their daughter, and the lack of institutional support they received, Howard, and Connie Clery filed suit…

Keels, Crystal L.

2004-01-01

338

On hobbits and the growth of APL  

Microsoft Academic Search

When J. R. R. Tolkien was in the process of writing The Lord of the Rings, the unfolding of the take was apparently as much a process of discovery as of definition or creation. That is, as each part of the tale unfolded, it has to \\

C. Victor Bunderson

1971-01-01

339

"You Are in the World": Catholic Campus Life at Loyola University Chicago, Mundelein College, and De Paul University, 1924-1950  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responding to Vatican concerns and Daniel A. Lord, S. J.'s national Sodality initiatives, in 1927 Loyola University administrators expanded the student Sodality's newly-established Catholic Action program into a hegemonic presence, not only on the Loyola Arts campus, but throughout Chicago's network of Catholic schools. By 1928 Loyola students…

Bielakowski, Rae M.

2009-01-01

340

Peter Bauer's Market-Liberal Vision  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article is devoted to P. Bauer who promoted the principles of liberty around the world. Lord Bauer considered that the development is the expansion of individual choices. He underlined that the role of the state was to protect life, liberty, and property. Bauer's works focus on the process of development measured by the extent of economic freedom. P. Bauer

J. Dorn

2005-01-01

341

Temperature Scales: Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, Reamur, and Romer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces the history and development of temperature scales which began with the 17th-century invention of the liquid-in-glass thermometer. Focuses on the work of Olaf Romer, Daniel Fahrenheit, Rene-Antoine de Reamur, Anders Celsius, and William Thomson (Lord Kelvin). Includes experimental work and consideration of high/low fixed points on the…

Romer, Robert H.

1982-01-01

342

Using Primary Source Documents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the use of primary sources when teaching about U.S. slavery. Includes primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Documents Collection (New York Historical Society) to teach about the role of slaves in the Revolutionary War, such as a proclamation from Lord Dunmore offering freedom to slaves who joined his army. (CMK)

Mintz, Steven

2003-01-01

343

Facilitators and barriers to implementing clinical care pathways  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The promotion of care pathways in the recent Governmental health policy reports of Lord Darzi is likely to increase efforts to promote the use of care pathways in the NHS. Evidence on the process of pathway implementation, however, is sparse and variations in how organisations go about the implementation process are likely to be large. This paper summarises what

Sara Evans-Lacko; Manuela Jarrett; Paul McCrone; Graham Thornicroft

2010-01-01

344

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 43, No. 10, March 18, 1994. 'Bacillus cereus' Food Poisoning Associated with Fried Rice at Two Child Day Care Centers--Virginia, 1993.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Bacillus cereus, an infectious cause of foodborne illness, accounted for 2% of outbreaks with confirmed etiology that were reported to CDC during 1973-1987 ( 1 ). On July 21, 1993, the Lord Fairfax (Virginia) Health District received reports of acute gast...

1994-01-01

345

Blue Skies, Coffee Creamer, and Rayleigh Scattering  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first physical explanation of Earths blue sky was fashioned in 1871 by Lord Rayleigh. Many discussions of Rayleigh scattering and approaches to studying it both in and out of the classroom are available. Rayleigh scattering accounts for the blue color of the sky and the orange/red color of the Sun near sunset and sunrise, and a number of…

Liebl, Michael

2010-01-01

346

The Impact of Man-Made Lakes on Residential Property Values: A Case Study and Methodological Exploration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dams and reservoirs are often partially justified on the basis of an intangible benefit related to the property value changes that they allegedly induce. This assumption is tested by using the G. Ross Lord Dam and parkland on the west Don River in Toronto. The project had virtually no impact on residential property values in the summer of 1972 while

J. C. Day; J. R. Gilpin

1974-01-01

347

Classroom Notes Plus: A Quarterly of Teaching Ideas, 2003-2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Classroom Notes Plus" contains descriptions of original, unpublished teaching practices, and of adapted ideas. Under the "Ideas from the Classroom" section, the August 2003 issue (v21 n1) contains the following materials: Reading Poetry with Wright's "Black Boy" (David Fuder); Finding Poetry Lost in Translation (James Penha); "Lord

National Council of Teachers of English, 2004

2004-01-01

348

A GROUND SOURCE ENERGY PLANT FOR THE NEW ASSEMBLY FOR WALES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The new National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff Bay has been completed in September 2005. This event was not only a political achievement but also a milestone in environmentally friendly building. Architect Lord Richard Rogers' key in the design formula were sustainability and innovation. The designers accomplished this by using local materials and bringing waste to a minimum. Another feature

A. J. van Gelder; H. J. L. Witte; P. Heaton

2006-01-01

349

Homer: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by George Steiner, Leo Tolstoy, Ezra Pound, Erich Auerbach, Edwin Muir, Cedric H. Whitman, Albert B. Lord, W. H. Auden, Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukacs, C. Day Lewis, Gabriel Germain, Franz Kafka, Rachel Bespaloff, Robert…

Steiner, George, Ed.; Fagles, Robert, Ed.

350

"The Lengthened Shadow of One Man": The Public Intellectual and the Founding of Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies five intellectuals who made distinctive contributions to the founding of new universities in England, Germany, and the United States. Institutional and individual biographies profile: Thomas Jefferson (University of Virginia); Wilhelm von Humboldt (University of Berlin); Lord Brougham (University College, University of London); A.D.…

Wyatt, John

1998-01-01

351

Conflict in a Sixth-Grade Book Club: The Impact of a Rule-Driven Discourse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines unintended consequences during a 6th-grade book club discussion of Bette Bao Lord's (1984) In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. The participants modeled a book club discussion, otherwise known as the fish bowl, for a newly enrolled student. Unintended consequences occurred within the realm of deviating from the rules of…

Hill, K. Dara

2008-01-01

352

Harry Potter, wuxia and the transcultural flow of fantasy texts in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The global success of the Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings franchises has become an entry point for the flow of Western fantasy texts into Taiwan, a society that, over many decades, has been a stronghold for traditional Chinese wuxia texts. While Western concepts, themes and ‘worlds’, are coming to Taiwan, wuxia, defined as fantasy in this essay,

Petra Rehling

2012-01-01

353

An All-School Library Challenge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The library media center is hosting an all-school team challenge, designed to celebrate reading and library skills. Students could choose from the contest categories like "Lord of the Rings", "Harry Potter", Author Facts Challenge and Opening Lines Challenge for the competition and those students who read more challenging books show their…

Quirk, Connie

2005-01-01

354

Statistical Treatment of Nominal Numbers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An attempt is made to find an answer to Lord's parable of the football numbers by demonstrating that he ignored the well known principle that a measurement operation should be consistent over allowable transformations of scale. An example is given to demo...

D. R. Harris

1971-01-01

355

Schoolyard Science: 101 Easy and Inexpensive Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With 101 easy and inexpensive activities to do on school grounds, "Schoolyard Science" can help students develop their observation and inquiry skills as well as an appreciation of their outdoor environment. Covering topics such as lower plants, gardens, insects and other invertebrates, energy, and Earth science, Thomas Lord and Holly Travis…

Lord, Thomas R.; Travis, Holly J.

2011-01-01

356

Black Feminist Thought: Implications for a Transformative Women's Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The history of black women's social reform work remains unrecognized in the academy and the general culture. The contributions of courageous black feminist authors such as bell hooks, Nikki Giovanni, and Audre Lorde are important for all students. Hooks works with educators to denounce sexist and racist stereotypes, Giovanni stresses the concept…

Williams, Shawn D.

1996-01-01

357

Coping with Conway v. Rimmer [1968] AC 910: How Civil Servants Control Access to Justice  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article, based on a review of files in the National Archives, examines the role of civil servants in claims for the suppression of state documents at trial on grounds of public interest immunity (PII). Government lawyers solicited responses from other ministries to the landmark Lords decision in Conway v. Rimmer and coordinated the civil service campaign against this unwelcome

M aureen S pencer; J ohn S pencer

2010-01-01

358

Was Thomas Favent a political pamphleteer? Faction and politics in later fourteenth-century London  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thomas Favent’s Historia has long been recognised as an important source for the turbulent middle years of Richard II’s reign, in particular for its praise of the actions of the Lords Appellant in the Merciless Parliament of 1388. But why did Favent write the Historia and for whom was it written? In recent years the Historia has for the first

Gwilym Dodd

2011-01-01

359

Macbeth: The Self of Evil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article advances the thesis that Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, is best understood as a drama which centers on the alteration in the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Lord Macbeth, the hero of the realm, is revealed to be a man whose self required an archaic selfobject—Lady Macbeth—to maintain its cohesiveness. As the play unfolds and Lady Macbeth becomes fragmented,

Hyman L. Muslin

1988-01-01

360

A Note on How to Quantify and Report Whether IRT Parameter Invariance Holds: When Pearson Correlations are Not Enough  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on seminal work by Lord and Hambleton, Swaminathan, and Rogers, this article is an analytical, graphical, and conceptual reminder that item response theory (IRT) parameter invariance only holds for perfect model fit in multiple populations or across multiple conditions and is thus an ideal state. In practice, one attempts to quantify the…

Rupp, Andre A.; Zumbo, Bruno D.

2004-01-01

361

Aid, trade and economic development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lord Bauer understood that the human freedom of movement plays a vital role in development. Today, internal and cross-border migration generates hard-currency remittances that raise living standards and capital investment in the country of origin, promotes greater trade and investment ties between destination and origin countries, and raises a country's stock of human and physical capital when migrants return with

Daniel T. Griswold

2003-01-01

362

Community College Transfer Performance at JMU.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to analyze the academic performance of transfers from Virginia community colleges to James Madison University (JMU). In fall 1996, 231 students transferred to JMU from in-state community colleges. The major feeder community colleges were Northern Virginia, Blue Ridge, Lord Fairfax, and Piedmont Virginia. The average…

James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA.

363

News and Views: Sense about science? Drayson review supports better money management for STFC; Best E-ELT site identified  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science minister Lord Drayson has delivered the conclusions of the review of STFC funding arrangements he initiated after the announcement of the Science and Technology Facilities Council's programme of research last year. The Council of the European Southern Observatory has identified the best site for the European Extremely Large Telescope.

2010-04-01

364

ESL Magazine, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues in this volume include the following feature articles: "Grammar: Rules and Reasons Working Together" (Diane Larsen-Freeman); "TESOL Sets Sail for Vancouver" (Nancy Storer); "The Reading Lab: An Invitation to Read" (Jean Zukowski/Faust); "Quebec: A Unique North American ESL Teaching Experience" (Jacquelyne Lord); "Video in the Classroom:…

Rosenthal, Marilyn, Ed.

2000-01-01

365

Columbia and Lower Willamette Rivers Below Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, Slaughters Bar Reach. Oregon.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report discusses the proposal for construction of a 40-foot-deep navigation channel 600 feet wide at Slaughters Bar and a 40-foot-deep by 1,200-foot-wide turning basin above the Longview Bridge; disposal of dredge material on Lord Island, Slaughters B...

1972-01-01

366

Brachytherapy in Greater Poland Cancer Centre and in Poznan - the past and the presence  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this article is to describe the history of brachytherapy in Pozna? from the beginning of 20th century. Among the most important medical and oncological institutions that were created in Pozna? at the beginning of twentieth century were: Surgical Clinic of Pozna? University (City Hospital, Pozna?), Transfiguration of the Lord Hospital (Pozna?) and Radiology Faculty of Pozna? University

Janusz Skowronek

367

Hazards of Learning: An International Symposium on the Crisis of the University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thirteen dialogues are assembled, originally commissioned and broadcast by Radio Free Europe. Each person interviewed by G.R. Urban is an educational leader in North America or Europe: Donald G. MacRae, Mick Farren, Paul Seabury, Eldon L. Johnson, Richard Lowenthal, Alain Touraine, Lord James of Rusholme, Max Beloff, Jeanne Hersch, Alexander King,…

Urban, G. R.

368

Reliability of Tests Used to Make Pass/Fail Decisions: Answering the Right Questions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The traditional reliability coefficient and standard error of measurement are not adequate measures of reliability for tests used to make pass/fail decisions. Answering the important reliability questions requires estimation of the joint distribution of true and observed scores. Lord's "Method 20" estimates this distribution without the…

Livingston, Samuel A.

369

Out of the Box: Performance, Drama, and Interactive Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the period of preemptive gossip leading up to the 2002 Academy Awards, a bustling debate erupted around Anthony Serkis’ digitally enhanced portrayal of the subhuman character, Gollum, in the film Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Serkis’ performance was digitally recorded using motion capture and CGI technologies that mapped his actions and facial movements (the actor’s voice was

Derek Alexander Burrill

2005-01-01

370

Encouraging Reader-Response to Literature in ESL Situations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a Language Development course that integrates language learning with drama activities in a Teaching-English-as-a-Second-Language (TESL) program at the University of Brunei. The strategies are described using William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" and George Orwell's "Animal Farm." (GLR)

Elliot, Roger

1990-01-01

371

Social Services Law: Judicial Review, Financial Resources and Legitimate Expectations  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the context of a recent judicial review case, the Court of Appeal has delivered, on the one hand, a powerful weapon for people with disabilities who need social services, but, on the other, managerial implications which are bound to be keeping budget holders awake at night. The final outcome of the case — due for hearing before the Lords

Belinda Schwehr

1997-01-01

372

Biomedical Applications of Radiation Force of Ultrasound: Historical Roots and Physical Basis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Radiation force is a universal phenomenon in any wave motion, electromagnetic or acoustic. Although acoustic and electromagnetic waves are both characterized by time variation of basic quantities, they are also both capable of exerting a steady force called radiation force. In 1902, Lord Rayleigh published his classic work on the radiation force of sound, introducing the concept of acoustic radiation

Armen P. Sarvazyan; Oleg V. Rudenko; Wesley L. Nyborg

2010-01-01

373

Solitary waves, solitons and related (nonlinear) waves in dissipative media  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the end of last century the 'solitary wave', the 'wave of translation' or The wave, was an exotic (and to some like Airy an impossible) object in wave theory. Lamb's treatise on Hydrodynamics, the 'bible' of the early part of this century did only mention it slightly although great minds as Lord Rayleigh and Boussinesq, and subsequently Korteweg and

POR MANUEL G. VELARDE

374

The Education Gap Is Widening  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social mobility, or the lack of it, is back in the news following the release of a University and College Union (UCU) report, "Location, Location, Location," and a speech from the Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson, in which he warned that there is no silver bullet when it comes to social mobility. The UCU report revealed that where a person lives…

Hunt, Sally

2009-01-01

375

People and Technology: Investing in Training for Europe's Future = L'Homme et la Technologie: Investir dans la Formation pour l'Avenir de l'Europe = Menschen und Technologie: Fur Europa's Zukunft in Ausbildung Investieren. Volume II. EUROTECNET Series No. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following papers are included in this volume: "Technological Change: The Future of Training and Work" (Lord Young of Graffham); "L'Education, la Formation et l'Evolution Technologique dans l'Industrie" (Mathias Hinterscheid); "Education, Training, and Technological Change in Industry" (Philippe Meyer); "Technologischer Wandel: Schaffung von…

Commission des Communautes Europeennes (Luxembourg).

376

Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (MRAO) is operated by the Astrophysics Group of the Department of Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory. The observatory is located 8 km south-west of Cambridge at Lord's Bridge and was established in 1957 through the generosity of Mullard Limited with support from the Science Research Council. Current work is supported by the PARTICLE PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY R...

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

377

A Case for the Autistic Perspective in Young Adult Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author discusses five novels with characters on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and integrates her readings with her brothers' experiences with autism and Asperger's syndrome. Diverse in scope and approach, each of the books surveyed offers unique insights on facets of the autistic perspective. Lord's "Rules," Stork's "Marcelo in the Real…

Van Hart, Rachel F.

2012-01-01

378

The Transformation of Suffering  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article offers reflections on The Passion of the Lord, edited by James A. Noel and Matthew V. Johnson. The title “The Transformation of Suffering” refers not only to the transformations emerging from the epic suffering endured by Jesus and by peoples of the African diaspora, but to the ways each of us may be spiritually transformed by the crucible

Liza J. Rankow

2006-01-01

379

Circulation/Reserves Area Makeover: Practical and Aesthetic Considerations in a Remodeling Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following article describes a literature review on factors that went into the planning for a new circulation/reserves desk at the Livingston Lord Library at Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Many issues have been reported in the literature and must be considered when designing a functional, convenient, and ADA-compliant…

Werre, Pam

2003-01-01

380

Tourists' Experiences of Film Locations: New Zealand as ‘Middle-Earth’  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over a decade ago it was noted that there was a lack of academic research on film-induced tourism. A number of studies since have explored this phenomenon and the benefits, both during production and after cinematic release, for host destinations. As an example, The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) film trilogy has exposed New Zealand to a global audience of

Daniela Carl; Sara Kindon; Karen Smith

2007-01-01

381

Big Society, Big Deal?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Political leaders like to put forward guiding ideas or themes which pull their individual decisions into a broader narrative. For John Major it was Back to Basics, for Tony Blair it was the Third Way and for David Cameron it is the Big Society. While Mr. Blair relied on Lord Giddens to add intellectual weight to his idea, Mr. Cameron's legacy idea…

Thomson, Alastair

2011-01-01

382

The Meaning of Goodness-of-Fit Tests: Commentary on "Goodness-of-Fit Assessment of Item Response Theory Models"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this commentary, David Thissen states that "Goodness-of-fit assessment for IRT models is maturing; it has come a long way from zero." Thissen then references prior works on "goodness of fit" in the index of Lord and Novick's (1968) classic text; Yen (1984); Drasgow, Levine, Tsien, Williams, and Mead (1995); Chen and…

Thissen, David

2013-01-01

383

Effect of lead and cadmium free glasses on reliability of the silver end termination for MLCC application  

Microsoft Academic Search

New regulations to control and manage waste disposal European Union come out with regulation like WEES (Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment) and RoHS (regulation of hazardous substance) use in European Union. RoHS eliminate use of hazardous elements like lead, cadmium, chromium and others form electronic equipments used and manufactured in European countries. Metech Electronic a division of Lord Corporation

Masyood Akhtar

2005-01-01

384

Corporate Governance – Regulation and Reform: the actuarial governance of UK life insurers &ast  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper investigates the Financial Services Authority's (FSA) reforms of the unique corporate governance arrangements of UK life insurers. In particular, the paper explores the need for special arrangements for the governance of with-profits funds, the role of actuaries in corporate governance and the proposals for reform which resulted from the FSA's With Profits Review and Lord Penrose's Report into

Ian P. Dewing; Peter O. Russell

2006-01-01

385

Testing and steady state modeling of a linear MR damper under sinusoidal loading  

Microsoft Academic Search

A linear magnetorheological (MR) damper, supplied by Lord Corporation, was tested and modeled. Under dynamic conditions, the effects of displacement amplitude, frequency, and magnetic fields on the mechanical properties of MR damper, such as damping force, equivalent-damping capability, were experimentally studied with an INSTRON test machine. A viscoelastic-plastic model is proposed to model the MR behavior. It is shown that

W. H. Li; G. Z. Yao; G. Chen; S. H. Yeo; F. F. Yap

2000-01-01

386

76 FR 56816 - Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...met. TA-W-80,127; Alternative Manufacturing, Inc., Winthrop, ME: April 22, 2010. TA-W-80,148; Lord Corporation, Cary, NC: May 3, 2011. TA-W-80,164; Hoffmann Industries, Inc., Sinking Spring, PA: May 6,...

2011-09-14

387

Performance Characteristics of Prototype MR Engine Mounts Containing Glycol MR Fluids  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lord Corporation has developed glycol-based magnetorheological (MR) fluids for use in applications such as engine mounts and bushings, in which the MR fluid will contact rubber or other oil-sensitive elastomers. Prototype MR fluid engine mounts were designed with either a simple MR valve or an MR valve in combination with an inertia track. The mounts were filled with glycol MR

Daniel E. Barber; J. David Carlson

2010-01-01

388

Edge detection in tactile images  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some of the edge detection methods well known in robotic vision systems have been applied to detect edges in tactile images. Two dimensional median filtering with a 3 × 3 window size has been employed for the removal of noise present in the tactile images with excellent results. The LTS-200 tactile sensor system developed by the LORD Corporation has been

C. Muthukrishnan; D. Smith; D. Myers; J. Rebman; A. Koivo

1987-01-01

389

Characterization of Hexsyn, a Polyolefin Rubber  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hexsyn is the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company tradename for a polyolefin rubber synthesized from 1-hexene with 3-5% methylhexadiene as the source of residual double bonds for vulcanization. Under license from Goodyear, this same polymer has been manufactured by Lord Corporation for the hinge portion of finger joint prostheses using the tradename Bion. This rubber is currently licensed to the

Carl R. Mcmillin

1987-01-01

390

Dissipation-induced instabilities in finite dimensions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this work is to introduce a coherent theory of the counterintuitive phenomena of dynamical destabilization under the action of dissipation. While the existence of one class of dissipation-induced instabilities was known to Sir Thomson (Lord Kelvin), it was not realized until recently that there is another major type of these phenomena hinted at by one of Merkin's

R. Krechetnikov; J. E. Marsden

2007-01-01

391

Science, Religion and Difficult Dialectics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussing themes from my paper "Scientists at play in a field of the Lord," three forum participants identify and discuss continuing social and epistemological issues which continue to challenge effective evolution education. I extend these themes and further amplify the vexing nature of an effective dialectic regarding evolution, especially for…

Long, David E.

2010-01-01

392

La Culture Cure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the early 1970s, it was not difficult for the American public to identify the Latino civil rights movement and what it stood for. On the West Coast, antiwar activists were leading the Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, and on the East Coast, the Young Lords of New York were setting fire to trash the sanitation department had neglected…

Goulding, Emily

2011-01-01

393

Estimating Equating Error in Observed-Score Equating. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditionally, error in equating observed scores on two versions of a test is defined as the difference between the transformations that equate the quantiles of their distributions in the sample and in the population of examinees. This definition underlies, for example, the well-known approximation to the standard error of equating by Lord (1982).…

van der Linden, Wim J.

394

Human Rights and Decision-Making in Child Protection through Explicit Argumentation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recent judgement in February 2005 by the Lord Chief Justice in Northern Ireland that a Health and Social Services Trust had breached a parent's Article 8 Right to Family Life in the process used to take a young child into care has stimulated major debate about the interface between the Human Rights Act (1998) and professional decision-making in…

Duffy, Joe; Taylor, Brian; Mc Call, Susannah

2006-01-01

395

Gerry Gilmore - biographical sketch  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Surrounded as I was by the thud of rugby heroes falling thick and fast in the World Cup and the glitz of the Lord of the Rings superstars swanning through Wellington's 'Middle Earth' last November, it was with quiet satisfaction that I went to meet my own "superhero", astronomer Gerry Gilmore.

Head, Marilyn

2004-03-01

396

Influenza or not influenza: Analysis of a case of high fever that happened 2000 years ago in Biblical time  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Bible describes the case of a woman with high fever cured by our Lord Jesus Christ. Based on the information provided by the gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke, the diagnosis and the possible etiology of the febrile illness is discussed. Infectious diseases continue to be a threat to humanity, and influenza has been with us since the dawn

Kam LE Hon; Pak C Ng; Ting F Leung

2010-01-01

397

Physician-assisted suicide: a review of the literature concerning practical and clinical implications for UK doctors  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: A bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide in the UK recently made significant progress in the British House of Lords and will be reintroduced in the future. Until now there has been little discussion of the clinical implications of physician-assisted suicide for the UK. This paper describes problematical issues that became apparent from a review of the medical and psychiatric

Madelyn Hsiao-Rei Hicks

2006-01-01

398

Extractive summarisation of legal texts  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe research carried out as part of a text summarisation project for the legal domain for which we use a new XML corpus of judgments of the UK House of Lords. These judgments represent a particularly important part of public discourse due to the role that precedents play in English law. We present experimental results using a range of

Ben Hachey; Claire Grover

2006-01-01

399

Civil-Military Operations in the Post Conflict Environment: Northern Uganda Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Northern Uganda has suffered a violent civil conflict between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) for over two decades. The conflict has resulted in over 1.6 million internally displaced persons and over 66,000 abducted children ...

L. J. Perazzola

2011-01-01

400

The Presidential Address 2013: Promoting Enthusiasm, Imparting Knowledge! Science for the General Population and Science for Future Researchers Must All Start in the School Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a transcript of the Presidential Address delivered by Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow, to the Association for Science Education (ASE) Annual Conference at the University of Reading, January 2013. The address is divided into five sections under the following headings: (1) Three Reasons Why the ASE's Mission Is So…

Rees, Martin

2013-01-01

401

Moving from Cognition to Behavior: What the Research Says  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1994, R. G. Lord and P. E. Levy proposed a variant of control theory that incorporated human information processing principles. The current article evaluates the empirical evidence for their propositions and updates the theory by considering contemporary research on information processing. Considerable support drawing from diverse literatures…

Johnson, Russell E.; Chang, Chu-Hsiang; Lord, Robert G.

2006-01-01

402

Developments in Teaching Education Management. Study Conference 75/23A. Coombe Lodge Report Vol 8 No 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This conference brought together a wide range of staff interested in the teaching of educational management. The contributing lecturers were chosen to highlight problems of management rather than of teaching. Lord Morris of Grasmere delineated the market need while J. M. Fearn outlined the Scottish system from the perspective of central…

Andrews, Philippa, Ed.

403

Selection logic and estimating procedures for retrofit FGD systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A procedure has been developed for utility engineers to select an FGD process and to estimate site-specific flue gas desulfurization (FGD) retrofit costs on existing power plants. These procedures and selection logic have been developed for six FGD processes: limestone, lime dual alkali, lime spray dryer, wallboard gypsum, Wellman-Lord, and Chiyoda. Economic results from the calculation procedure include capital cost,

R. J. Keeth; P. A. Ireland; T. M. Morasky; D. M. Shattuck

1984-01-01

404

An Empirical Investigation of the Stratified Adaptive Computerized Testing Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study empirically investigated the validity and utility of the stratified adaptive computerized testing model (stradaptive) developed by Weiss (1973). The model presents a tailored testing strategy based upon Binet IQ measurement theory and Lord's (1972) modern test theory. Nationally normed School and College Ability Test Verbal analogy items (SCAT-V) were used to construct an item pool. Item difficulty and

Brian K. Waters

1977-01-01

405

A Unified Approach to IRT Scale Linking and Scale Transformations. Research Report. RR-04-09  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines item response theory (IRT) scale transformations and IRT scale linking methods used in the Non-Equivalent Groups with Anchor Test (NEAT) design to equate two tests, X and Y. It proposes a unifying approach to the commonly used IRT linking methods: mean-mean, mean-var linking, concurrent calibration, Stocking and Lord and…

von Davier, Matthias; von Davier, Alina A.

2004-01-01

406

Buckminster Fuller, Buckyballs and the Teaching of Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This short article consists of some thoughts derived from a longer paper (Palmer, 1992), together with some more recent ideas. I became interested in buckminsterfullerene (Buckyballs) as a result of an E-Mail discussion of the topic in 1991. The chemistry of buckyballs is now evolving very rapidly and is gradually creeping into school…

Palmer, W. P.

1994-01-01

407

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (84th, Washington, DC, August 5-8, 2001). Communication Theory and Methodology Division.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Communication Theory and Methodology section of the proceedings contains the following 12 selected papers: "Innovativeness and Perceptions of Faculty Innovation Champions on the Diffusion of World Wide Web Course Features" (Patrick J. Sutherland); "A Communication 'Mr. Fit'? Living with No Significant Difference" (Fiona Chew, Sushma Palmer,…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

408

Road Tripping Down the Digital Preservation Highway, Part II: Road Signs, Billboards, and Rest Stops along the Way  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this second of a two-part article on road tripping down the Digital Preservation Highway, the authors follow the continuing adventures of Peter Palmer, erstwhile librarian at Bellaluna University and manager of the library's and University's digital content, as he journeys down the Digital Preservation Highway. In the authors' last visit with…

Colati, Jessica Branco; Colati, Gregory C.

2011-01-01

409

Road Tripping down the Digital Preservation Highway, Part I: Hitting the Road  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this inaugural column, the authors introduce Peter Palmer, erstwhile librarian at Bellaluna University who is being tasked with managing the library's and university's digital content as he begins his journey down the Digital Highway. As head of access services at Bellaluna University, Peter had been, by default, made responsible for managing…

Colati, Jessica Branco; Colati, Gregory C.

2011-01-01

410

Development and application of a drought index for Northwestern Nevada  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study of precipitation and temperature was conducted on the Northwestern climate section of Nevada to develop a drought index for the state. The index was based on data from an average of ten weather stations with 70 years or more of record to allow inclusion of a proven drought period during the years 1933 to 1935. The Palmer Drought

Barbara Lynn Blasey

1997-01-01

411

Wheat Germ Oil as an Antioxidant in Dairy Products  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of antioxidants in the manufacture of food stuffs containing oils and fats has been studied by a number of investigators. Greenbank and ttolm (13) found maleic acid, hydroquinone, and certain other phenolic compounds to have antioxidant properties. Chilson (3), Dahle and Palmer (10), and Greenbank (12) reported that the addition of 20 to 100 milligrams of pure vitamin

P. H. Tracy; W. A. Hoskisson; J. M. Trimble

1944-01-01

412

IFLA General Conference, 1986. Management and Technology Division. Section: Management of Library Associations (RT). Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers presented at a session on management of library associations at the 1986 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "Medical Library Association: Organizational Change 1898 to Present--Illustrations from Continuing Education" (Raymond A. Palmer and M. Kent Mayfield, United States); (2) "The Why and How…

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).

413

Dialing in to a Circle of Trust: A "Medium" Tech Experiment and Poetic Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In his 2004 book "A Hidden Wholeness," Parker Palmer makes explicit the unique qualities of the transformational "circle of trust." He describes a group of people embracing the paradox of "being alone together," where the only goal of the group is to invite the emergence of the soul of each individual, through journaling and carefully constructed…

Love, Christine T.

2012-01-01

414

Effect of High-Temperature Short-Time Heat Treatments on Some Properties of Milk. II. Inactivation of the Lipase Enzyme1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although there was considerable disagreement in the early literature con- cerning the presence of lipase enzyme in milk, the work of Rice and Markley (13) and Palmer (11) in 1922 showed lipase to be a normal constituent of cow's milk. This enzyme is capable of splitting the glyceride structure of milk fat, lib- erating free fatty acids. The low molecular

J. H. Hetrick; P. H. Tracy

1948-01-01

415

Lightcurve Analysis of (15822) 1994 TV15: A Possible Hungaria Binary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CCD observations of the Hungaria asteroid (15822) 1994 TV15 were made at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) and Carbuncle Hill Observatory (CHO) in 2010 June/July. Observations on three nights indicated the possibility of mutual events (occultations or eclipses) due to a satellite. However, conclusive evidence was never obtained.

Warner, Brian D.; Pray, Donald P.

2011-01-01

416

Issues in the Assessment of Difficult Temperament: A Reply to Thomas, Chess, and Korn.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responds to Thomas, Chess, and Korn (Merrill-Palmer Quarterly; v28 n1 p1-20 Jan 1982) by arguing that empirical and theoretical considerations call into question the assumption that parent reports of their own child's difficult temperament are essentially measures of characteristics residing within the child. (BJD)

Bates, John E.

1983-01-01

417

AFL Research in the L2 Classroom and Evidence of Usefulness: Taking Formative Assessment to the Next Level 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent trends in classroom evaluation seek innovative formative assessment intended to benefit learning, called assessment for learning (AFL), largely unresearched in the second language (L2) classroom (Rea-Dickins, 2004). This paper calls for taking L2 testing research to the next level, investigating the 'usefulness' (Bachman & Palmer, 1996; Bachman, 2005) of formative assessment and AFL. We present data and preliminary results

Christian Colby-Kelly; Carolyn E. Turner

418

Managers and Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains four symposium papers on managers, learning, and human resource development (HRD). "Expatriate Managers and HRD: The Missing Link" (Teresa M. Palmer, Iris I. Varner) reviews the literature on selection, training, retention, and organizational strategy related to expatriate assignments and presents a model that ties…

1999

419

Progress towards a smart skin: fabrication and preliminary testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes progress towards the development of a force sensitive skin (“smart skin”) capable of measuring force distributions on the human palmer and finger surface. Closely spaced normal force tactile sensing elements in a flexible skin have been successfully designed and fabricated based on silicon piezoresistive effect using MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) techniques. The sensing array consists of five elements

Robin H. Liu; Lin Wang; David J. Beebe

1998-01-01

420

Diurnal Variation of Burst Precipitation Effects on Subionospheric VLF\\/LF Signal Propagation Near L = 2  

Microsoft Academic Search

70% of the observing nights. Signal paths making larger angles with the terminator were used to deduce that most events were caused by ionospheric effects occurring within 41000 km of Palmer Station. Some events were observed after sunrise over the observing station, apparently due to precipitation in dark regions as far as 41800 km away. Observed differences between two different

T. B. Leyser; D. L. Carpenter; M. L. Trimpi

1984-01-01

421

Good Talk about Good Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Borrowing her title from Parker Palmer's "Courage to Teach", Kathy Egawa revisits her own professional learning journey and contrasts traditional, one-size-fits-all professional development with her own more meaningful learning from teaching. Her stories and research from the field focus on 1) learning from students, 2) learning among colleagues,…

Egawa, Kathryn A.

2009-01-01

422

Effects of Crown Position and Initial Spacing on Foliar Nutrient Composition of Seven Bottomland Hardwoods  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Seven plantation-grown bottomland hardwoods, sweetgum (Liquidambar stryaciflua L.), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh.), American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.), water oak (Quercus nigra L.), Nuttall oak (Q. nuttallii Palmer), cherrybark oak (Q. fal- cafa var. pagodifolia Ell.), and swamp chestnut oak (Q. michauxii Nutt.), were sampled after the seventh grow- ing season to determine foliar nutrient concentrations. Foliage samples were

Harvey E. Kennedy

423

Atmospheric and Oceanic Variability Associated with Growing Season Droughts and Pluvials on the Canadian Prairies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study documents and assesses the atmospheric and oceanic variability associated with growing season (May to August) droughts on the Canadian Prairies. For comparison, extreme wet seasons or pluvials are also examined. Using the Palmer Z-Index as a drought indicator, extreme dry and wet seasons are first identified for the period 1950 to 2007. Interrelationships among several atmospheric parameters including

Amir Shabbar; Barrie R. Bonsal; Kit Szeto

2011-01-01

424

AGS Broad Band Neutrino Beam.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We describe the broad band neutrino beam in the north area of the AGS and discuss the calculation of the neutrino flux. The horns were initially designed by Robert Palmer and this beam has been used for almost all neutrino running at the AGS. All of the w...

D. H. White

1985-01-01

425

Community Attitudes about Economic Impacts of Colleges: A Case Study. AIR 1996 Annual Forum Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined attitudes of people about benefits of the economic impacts of two local colleges (Palmer College of Chiropractic and Scott Community College) in the metropolitan Quad Cities area of Rock Island County (Illinois) and Scott County (Iowa). The study compared impacts considered important by the community with those estimated by the…

Stout, Robert J.

426

Time to Let Go of the Illusion that Psychotherapy Extends the Survival of Cancer Patients: Reply to Kraemer, Kuchler, and Spiegel (2009)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Replies to comments from Kraemer, Kuchler, and Spiegel on the authors original article Psychotherapy and survival in cancer: The conflict between hope and evidence. The authors recently reviewed evidence related to the notion that psychotherapy extends survival in cancer patients (J. C. Coyne, M. Stefanek, & S. C. Palmer, 2007). The authors found…

Coyne, James C.; Thombs, Brett D.; Stefanek, Michael; Palmer, Steven C.

2009-01-01

427

Interstellar formaldehyde. I - The collisional pumping mechanism for anomalous 6-centimeter absorption.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Investigation of the quantum mechanics of the collisional pumping process which Townes and Cheung (1969) propose as the cause of 'anomalous' formaldehyde absorption in diffuse dark nebulae discussed by Palmer et al. (1969). Quantum effects are taken into account in an attempt to determine whether such nebulae are likely to provide the physical conditions required for the collisional pumping process.

Thaddeus, P.

1972-01-01

428

Renewables in the Land of the Midnight Sun  

SciTech Connect

This article reports on the design, construction, testing and operation of a hybrid photovoltaic and wind turbine power system for the Antarctic science camp on King George Island off the Palmer coast. The author relates his experiences and the conditions in which the system was constructed and operated. Conservation of fossil fuels and reduction of environmental impact are stressed.

Yarkin, J.

2000-08-01

429

Focus: A Forum on Teaching and Learning in Utah Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume of an annual publication concerning issues relevant to Utah's two-year colleges provides the following articles by community college faculty on instructional issues and methods: (1) "Teaching Real-World Math Concepts in an Introductory Algebra Telecourse," by Loretta Palmer; (2) "Collaborative Learning in the Community College…

Carpenter, Don A., Ed.

1993-01-01

430

MathBench Biology Modules: Web-Based Math for All Biology Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Historically, biology has not been a heavily quantitative science, but this is changing rapidly (Ewing 2002; Gross 2000; Hastings and palmer 2003; Jungck 2005; Steen 2005). Quantitative approaches now constitute a key tool for modern biologists, yet undergraduate biology courses remain largely qualitative and descriptive. Although biology majors…

Nelson, Karen C.; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Schneider, Katie; Thompson, Katerina V.; Shields, Patricia A.; Fagan, William F.

2009-01-01

431

Ecology and conservation of the endangered quillwort Isoetes sinensis in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Isoetes sinensis Palmer is an East Asia endemic fern that faces impending extirpation from the expansive area of Mainland China. Presently, only two natural populations are known to exist in this vast region. Both populations have decreased by about 50% within the last 4 years. This reduction is most probably related to the decline in the size of the wetlands

Robert Wahiti Gituru

2006-01-01

432

DISTRIBUTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON IN IOWA LAKES  

EPA Science Inventory

This is a data report presenting the species and abundance of phytoplankton in the 15 lakes sampledby the National Eutrophication Survey in the State of Iowa. Results from the calculation of several water quality indices are also included (Nygaard's Trophic State Index, Palmer's ...

433

Neotectonic Structure of Terror Rift, Western Ross Sea, Antarctica: Initial Interpretations of New Geophysical Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Terror Rift in the western Ross Sea is a prominent neotectonic element of the West Antarctic Rift, yet insufficient data have been available to define the geometries of faults and volcanic bodies or to constrain rift timing in any detail. The RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer completed a geophysical cruise in the western Ross Sea in early 2004 in order

T. J. Wilson; L. A. Lawver; S. Henrys

2004-01-01

434

75 FR 7986 - Blueberry and Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Orders; Section 610 Reviews  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AMS-FV-10-0006; AMS-FV-10-0007] Blueberry and Hass Avocado Promotion, Research...Service's (AMS) plans to review the Blueberry and Hass Avocado Promotion, Research...Palmer@ams.usda.gov regarding blueberries; or Maureen T. Pello, Marketing...

2010-02-23

435

Formative Experiences of Primary Geography Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports the initial findings of a study in the UK and the Republic of Ireland of teacher educators and teachers who are involved in promoting geography education in primary schooling. Following research by Buttimer, Chawla, McPartland, Palmer and others, it sought to investigate the connections between early formative life experiences…

Catling, Simon; Greenwood, Richard; Martin, Fran; Owens, Paula

2010-01-01

436

Making Class Size Work in the Middle Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most research on the positive effects of class-size reduction (CSR) has occurred in the elementary level (Word, Johnston, Bain, Fulton, Zaharias, Lintz, Achilles, Folger, & Breda, 1990; Molnar, Smith, Zahorik, Palmer, Halbach, & Ehrle, 1999). Is CSR an important variable in improving education in the middle grades? Can small classes be achieved in…

Tienken, C. H.; Achilles, C. M.

2006-01-01

437

It's Not Polite to Interrupt, and Other Rules of Classroom Etiquette  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Numerous classroom-based research projects have examined the important role social skills play in an elementary classroom (Browning, Davis, and Resta 2000; Burns 2003; Palmer and Wehmeyer 2003; Stone 2001). As Stone (2001, 18) suggested, "Teachers have an enormous influence on children's behavior by speaking directly and honestly to them, modeling…

Croom, Loren; Davis, Barbara H.

2006-01-01

438

The Impact of Sustained Drought Conditions on a Ground Water Pollutant: Relating the Rise in Trichloroethylene Concentrations in Ground Water to Diminished Flow  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cold Water Spring (CWS) located in the Ridge and Valley Province of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in northeastern Alabama is exhibiting the effects of a local sustained drought. CWS is fed by groundwater from the lower Paleozoic Knox Group, a regional carbonate aquifer. A precipitation-based metric of short- term meteorological drought, the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), calculated by the

D. A. Steffy; A. Nicols; T. Baucom; R. Lagrone

2008-01-01

439

DISTRIBUTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON IN KANSAS LAKES  

EPA Science Inventory

This is a data report presenting the species and abundance of phytoplankton in the 15 lakes sampled by the National Eutrophication Survey in the State of Kansas. Results from the calculation of several water quality indices are also included (Nygaard's Trophic State Index, Palmer...

440

Geopolitics and "The Courage to Teach": Identity, Integrity and the Subject of Political Geography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous literature discussing and exemplifying the teaching of political geography has emphasized the material to be disseminated. Building upon those contributions, this paper offers a means of connecting student, teacher, and subject matter. Using the perspective of Parker Palmer, as illustrated in his book "The Courage to Teach," it is…

Flint, Colin

2002-01-01

441

Youth in Force in the Labor Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five Alaskan communities, Ketchikan, Palmer, McGrath, Dillingham, and Kotzebue, were selected as demonstration sites for the Balance of State (BOS) Youth Employment Training Program (YETP), which addressed in-school and out-of-school youth through assessment, career guidance, work-study, and out-of-school programs. An analysis of need showed that…

Kauffman, Dottie L.; Walsh, Gene

442

The Persuasive Power of Prosodies: Radiating Values in Academic Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The notion of prosody in linguistics was originally applied to phonology by Firth (Palmer, 1970) to refer to non-segmental features. Its use has been extended in Systemic Functional Linguistic theory to the levels of grammar and discourse semantics. Here it refers to the way that interpersonal meaning spreads or diffuses across clauses and across…

Hood, Susan

2006-01-01

443

Welcoming and Restoring, Dwelling and Sending: Creating a Space for Hospitality in Faculty Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parker Palmer's (1983) often-quoted definition of teaching--"To teach is to create a space in which obedience to truth is practiced"--can be applied productively to work in faculty development. Exploring this notion is enhanced by the theological literature in hospitality, which can be viewed through Amy Oden's (2001) discussion of four movements…

Larson, Marion H.

2009-01-01

444

Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan): a review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a high molecular weight biopolysacharide, discovered in 1934, by Karl Meyer and his assistant, John Palmer in the vitreous of bovine eyes. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring biopolymer, which has important biological functions in bacteria and higher animals including humans. It is found in most connective tissues and is particularly concentrated in synovial fluid, the

J. Necas; L. Bartosikova; P. Brauner; J. Kolar

2008-01-01

445

Can studying non-human primates inform us about human rape?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The possibility that taking an evolutionary viewpoint may increase our understanding of the patterns, motives and outcomes of human rape, and perhaps even aid in reducing its incidence, had been a highly controversial issue. Much of the recent discussion of rape by evolutionary biologists has been strongly criticized. Thornhill and Palmer's (2000) book provides a summary of their controversial work

Gillian R. Brown

2000-01-01

446

Analyzing Past and Predicting Future Droughts with Comprehensive Drought Indices for Arkansas-Red River Basin  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study intends to examine the past and predict future drought scenarios for Arkansas-Red River Basin with comprehensive drought indices in areas of study including meteorology, hydrometeorology, and hydrology. In this proceeding, we present some early results and analysis with the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) and the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI). Historical climate data of 1900-2009 were archived to

Lu Liu; Yang Hong

2011-01-01

447

Otoacoustic Emissions in Amphibians, Lepidosaurs, and Archosaurs  

Microsoft Academic Search

1. General Introduction Some of the earliest work on otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) was carried out on amphibians (Palmer and Wilson 1982), establishing right at the beginning of studies of this phenomenon that it is not exclusively the province of mammals. During the 1980s and 1990s, a good deal of work on frogs, lizards, and birds established the almost ubiquitous presence

Geoffrey A. Manley; Pim van Dijk

448

Exploring the Power of Solo, Silence, and Solitude  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What do solitude experiences offer in this increasingly high-speed, technically dependent world? As this book inspiringly reveals, solo quests can provide powerful reconnection with the natural world, the true self, and the great mystery beyond. As Parker Palmer writes in "To Know as We Are Known," "Solitude calls us to confront ourselves...to…

Knapp, Clifford E., Ed.; Smith, Thomas E., Ed.

2005-01-01

449

Relative motion of satellites exploiting the super-integrability of Kepler's problem  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper builds upon the work of Palmer and Imre exploring the relative motion of satellites on neighbouring Keplerian orbits. We make use of a general geometrical setting from Hamiltonian systems theory to obtain analytical solutions of the variational Kepler equations in an Earth centred inertial coordinate frame in terms of the relevant conserved quantities: relative energy, relative angular momentum

K. Uldall Kristiansen; P. L. Palmer; M. Roberts

2010-01-01

450

Power, Desire and Emotions in Education: Revisiting the Epistolary Narratives of Three Women in Apartheid South Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper I will attempt to consider emotions in the context of three womens lives, whose passion for education brought them together and then tore them apart along axes of difference defined by race, class and age in apartheid South Africa. I am looking in particular into the correspondence between Lily Moya, Mabel Palmer, and Sibusisiwe…

Tamboukou, Maria

2006-01-01

451

Doubly Vulnerable: The Paradox of Disability and Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parker Palmer's comment that teaching is a "daily exercise in vulnerability" might just as easily be said about living with a disability. As much as the person with a disability might want to hide his or her differences, it is often difficult to do so. Something as commonplace as walking through a grocery store without being stared at is often…

Stewart, Meredith

2010-01-01

452

Water-dominated vegetation activity across biomes in mid-latitudinal eastern China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sensitivity of vegetation activity to water and temperature in eastern China was investigated using growing-season Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and climate factors (MAP, mean annual precipitation; RH, relative humidity; PDSI, Palmer Drought Severity Index; and MAT, mean annual temperature). At a regional level, the cut-off of mean NDVI value receiving a MAP interval of 543 +\\/- 69 mm is

Xiuchen Wu; Hongyan Liu; Ji Ren; Siyuan He; Yuke Zhang

2009-01-01

453

Water-dominated vegetation activity across biomes in mid-latitudinal eastern China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sensitivity of vegetation activity to water and temperature in eastern China was investigated using growing-season Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and climate factors (MAP, mean annual precipitation; RH, relative humidity; PDSI, Palmer Drought Severity Index; and MAT, mean annual temperature). At a regional level, the cut-off of mean NDVI value receiving a MAP interval of 543 ± 69 mm is

Xiuchen Wu; Hongyan Liu; Ji Ren; Siyuan He; Yuke Zhang

2009-01-01

454

Ontogeny of Deeveya medix Kornicker, 1990, collected in anchialine and marine caves in the Bahama Islands (Ostracoda: Halocypridae: Deeveyinae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Four juvenile instars of Deeveya medix (Instars I, II, III, and V) from marine caves and blue holes in the Bahamas are described and illustrated. The ontogeny of the species is compared with that of D. spiralis Kornicker & Iliffe, 1985, and D. bransoni Kornicker & Palmer, 1987 and found to be similar. Criteria are presented for identifying stages of

Louis S. Kornicker; Thomas M. Iliffe; Elizabeth Harrison-Nelson

2009-01-01

455

DSD IDENTIFICATION FOLLOWING A PRE-CLASSIFICATION OF RAINFALL TYPE FROM RADAR ANALYSIS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The analysis of the rain drop size distribution (DSD) is a key point in the understanding of the physical processes that govern the rainfall properties widely used in meteorology, hydrometeorology, and specially in radar meteorology studies (Joss and Zawadzki 1997). In the methodology for DSD analysis proposed by Marshall and Palmer in 1948, an average DSD is determined for a

Daniel Sempere-Torres; Rafael Sánchez-Diezma; Isztar Zawadzki; J. Dominique Creutin

456

Evaluating population persistence of Delmarva fox squirrels and potential impacts of climate change  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addition to the combined effects of forest fragmentation, habitat loss, and population isolation on the long-term persistence of many species including the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel (Sciurus niger cinereus), future changes in climate may make existing habitats less productive and more variable. The Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) for the Delmarva Peninsula of the mid-Atlantic USA, reveals a trend

Robert H. Hilderbrand; Robert H. Gardner; Mary J. Ratnaswamy; Cherry E. Keller

2007-01-01

457

A Model for Statewide Evaluation of a Universal Positive Behavior Support Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several statewide evaluations of Tier 1/Universal Level Positive Behavior Support (PBS) implementation efforts have been conducted, adhering to the evaluation template developed by Horner, Sugai, and Lewis-Palmer in 2005. Building on these examples, Florida's Positive Behavior Support Project developed a comprehensive evaluation system that sought…

Elfner Childs, Karen; Kincaid, Don; George, Heather Peshak

2010-01-01

458

Issues in Language Programme Evaluation in the 1990s. Anthology Series 27.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on aspects of second language program evaluation include the following: "The Role of Language Testing in Language Program Evaluation" (Adrian Palmer); "Defining an Appropriate Role for Language Tests in Intensive English Language Programs" (Margaret Des Brisay, Doreen Ready); "Principles and Practice in an Evaluation Project" (Dermot F.…

Anivan, Sarinee, Ed.

459

Selected Lexical Patterns in Saudi Arabian Sign Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This combined paper will focus on the description of two selected lexical patterns in Saudi Arabian Sign Language (SASL): metaphor and metonymy in emotion-related signs (Young) and lexicalization patterns of objects and their derivational roots (Palmer and Reynolds). The over-arcing methodology used by both studies is detailed in Stephen and…

Young, Lesa; Palmer, Jeffrey Levi; Reynolds, Wanette

2012-01-01

460

Interaction of Plume-Driven Tectonics with Antarctica Climate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ice cloaks the geology of most of Antarctica, but ice-produced sediments provide much information on the timing and nature of the tectonics. Slowly eroding regions preserve ancient tills and hence geological record. Marine drilling provides key data. Mantle plumes produced the strongest climatic and tectonic effects outside the Palmer Peninsula. Overall, most intense rifting occurred earlier than glaciation and current

N. H. Sleep

2005-01-01

461

Glacial morphology and sediment formation in the Mertz Trough, East Antarctica  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Nathaniel B. Palmer 01-01 cruise produced a SeaBeam map showing unprecedented detail of the bathymetry in the Mertz Trough of East Antarctica. In addition, seismic reflection surveys and sediment core collection were completed in the region. The morphology of the Mertz Trough is combined with core data to interpret the sequence of events that occurred in this area since

Katherine McMullen; Eugene Domack; Amy Leventer; Caroline Olson; Robert Dunbar; Stefanie Brachfeld

2006-01-01

462

Integrating Master's Education in Counseling Psychology for Quality, Viability, and Value Added  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this rejoinder, we review contributions by Palmer and Horne of their responses to our earlier submission in this issue. Together, we present a compelling case for the urgent imperative to constructively address the role of master's education as a priority in counseling psychology. We not only need to address pressing threats to the…

Jackson, Margo A.; Scheel, Michael J.

2013-01-01

463

Well Spoken: Teaching Speaking to All Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

All teachers at all grade levels in all subjects have speaking assignments for students, but many teachers believe they don't know how to teach speaking, and many even fear public speaking themselves. In his new book, "Well Spoken", veteran teacher and education consultant Erik Palmer shares the art of teaching speaking in any classroom. Teachers…

Palmer, Erik

2011-01-01

464

How Can Science Help Us Care for Nature? Hermeneutics, Fragility, and Responsibility for the Earth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this review essay, Clarence Joldersma argues for a novel role for science in developing an affirmative answer to his title question, "How can science help us care for nature?" He does so in dialogue with Clare Palmer's edited volume, "Teaching Environmental Ethics," Dirk Postma's "Why Care for Nature?" and Michael Bonnett's "Retrieving Nature."…

Joldersma, Clarence W.

2009-01-01

465

Reducing Apprehensions of Adolescent Singers in Choral Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Choral music educators can purposefully create a learning environment that helps minimize the anxieties of young singers. According to Parker Palmer, "to teach is to create a space" that possesses three qualities: hospitality, openness, and boundaries. Choral music educators can influence these characteristics by applying five strategies…

Silvey, Philip E.

2014-01-01

466

CRCHD - CRCHD Research - Principal Investigator: Emanuela Taioli, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.  

Cancer.gov

Dr. Emanuela Taioli is Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Science at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, where she also holds the Arnold Palmer Endowed Chair in cancer Prevention. In this capacity, she has developed a successful partnership with Hampton University under NIH funding, to teach Epidemiology to undergraduate students.

467

Pedagogy and the Teacher within: Reflections on Thoreau and Kinesiology in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In his essay, "The Heart of a Teacher," educator Parker Palmer (1997b) examines the themes of identity and community which intersect with similar strains in American philosophy, most notably the transcendentalism of Henry David Thoreau. In this article, I argue that transcendental themes help provide insight into these pedagogical issues of…

Hochstetler, Douglas

2013-01-01

468

EFFECTS OF DIBUTYL PHTHALATE IN MALE RABBITS FOLLOWING IN UTERO, ADOLESCENT OR POST-PUBERTAL EXPOSURE  

EPA Science Inventory

Effects of dibutyl phthalate in male rabbits following in utero, adolescent, or post-pubertal exposure Ty T. Higuchi1, Jennifer S. Palmer1, L. Earl Gray Jr2., and D. N. Rao Veeramachaneni1 1Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort...

469

Clinical instruction and student outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite changes that have taken place in health care systems, few changes have occurred in undergraduate clinical nursing education. High patient acuity and great needs for skilled technical nursing care make demands for clinical competence among newly graduated nurses across the United States an on-going concern (Matsumura, Callister, Palmer, Cox, & Larsen, 2004; Orsolini-Hain & Malone, 2007). This integrated literature

Rika Tanda; Sharon A. Denham

2009-01-01

470

Thermal oxidizer kills plant odors, cuts fuel use  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Palmer Products plant in Pennsylvania produces friction particles, used in automobile brake linings, through a reaction of heated oil from cashew nut shells. When the plant capacity was increased odor concentrations in the vicinity became objectionable. To solve this problem all process exhausts are now fed into a newly installed thermal oxidizer with integral heat exchanger. This unit replaces

B. B. Palmer; W. W. OHara

1978-01-01

471

The Greenhouse Effect  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Greenhouse Effect is getting a lot of publicity as concern grows about trends in weather and pollution. The midwestern states of the US suffered a drought during 1988 coupled with an unsually hot summer throughout the country. Many people attributed this to the Greenhouse Effect. Palmer and Brankovic (Nature, Vol. 338, page 54, March 2, 1989) tied the drought

2009-01-01

472

Hope, Strength, and Perseverance Community and Connectedness through Service Learning: Active Participation in the Oklahoma City Memorial Kids' Marathon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many complex problems affect the lives of our citizens, including our children. A particularly important problem is a lack of a sense of community and connectedness (Belenky, et. al, 1986; Bellah, et. al, 1985; Dewey, 1938; Houser & Kuzmic, 2001; Palmer, 1998). There is a feeling among many that we are no longer connected to something larger than…

Parker, Jaime D.

2010-01-01

473

The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From Parker Palmer, best-selling author of "The Courage to Teach", and Arthur Zajonc, professor of physics at Amherst College and director of the academic program of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, comes this call to revisit the roots and reclaim the vision of higher education. "The Heart of Higher Education" proposes an approach to…

Palmer, Parker J.; Zajonc, Arthur

2010-01-01

474

Assessment of Watershed Drought Using Remote Sensing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper focuses on drought assessment of the Upper Colorado River Basin (UCRB) using remote sensing. Lee's Ferry discharge data for Colorado river in the UCRB and the various Palmer Drought Indices (PDI) such as Palmer Hydrological Drought Indices (PHDI), Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), and Palmer Z Index (ZINDX) for the five climatic divisions of the UCRB for last 100 years will be analyzed to find out the best climatic division in the UCRB for carrying out the further analysis between the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) obtained from 5 km resolution Advanced Very High Radiometric Radar (AVHRR) data and the various PDI. The multivariate statistical technique called rotated principal component analysis will be carried out in the time series of the NDVI data in order to avoid multicollinearity and to extract the component that significantly explains the variance in the dataset. The corresponding significant principal scores will be correlated with the PDI to derive relationship between the NDVI and PDI. Preliminary analysis has shown that there is significant correlation between the NDVI and the various PDI, which implies that NDVI could be used as an important data source to detect and monitor the drought condition in the UCRB.

Chataut, S.; Piechota, T.

2005-12-01

475

Talking Evolution and Selling Difference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Are women and men bipolar opposites in perpetual discord over conflict- ing interests? Did we evolve to be this way? Does this reach the extent of an evolutionary, genetic basis for sexual aggression? The publication of A Natural History of Rape: Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion by Thorn- hill and Palmer (2000) answered these questions largely in the affirmative and

Cheryl Brown Travis

476

78 FR 15045 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Valley MPS), 1540 Inner Springer Loop, Palmer...Santa Fe Trail Segment, (Santa Fe Trail MPS), Address Restricted, Lehigh, 13000131...National Grassland Segment 1, (Santa Fe Trail MPS), 2.0 mi. S. of KS 51 at CO-KS...

2013-03-08

477

Effect of Wind on Precipitation Intercepted by Steep Mountain Slopes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A simple and efficient formulation is developed to describe the effects of wind speed and direction on ground level precipitation intercepted by steep mountain slopes. A 3D rainfall field is reproduced from measurements of (vertical) precipitation intensity, wind speed, and wind direction. The Marshall-Palmer drop size distribution is used to express the volumetric precipitation water content as a function of

Stefano Orlandini; Alberto Lamberti

2000-01-01

478

The Impact of the Development of Verbal Recoding on Children's Early Writing Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The spontaneous recoding of visual stimuli into a phonological code to aid short-term retention has been associated with progress in learning to read (Palmer, 2000b). Aim: This study examined whether there was a comparable association with the development of writing skills. Sample: One hundred eight children (64 males) in the second…

Adams, Anne-Marie; Simmons, Fiona R.; Willis, Catherine S.; Porter, Sarah

2013-01-01

479

DISTRIBUTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON IN UTAH LAKES  

EPA Science Inventory

This is a data report presenting the species and abundance of phytoplankton in the 25 lakes sampled by the National Eutrophication Survey in the State of Utah. Results from the calculation of several water quality indices are also included (Nygaard's Trophic State Index, Palmer's...

480

Relative performance of a photoconductive detector in constant current and constant voltage bias modes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper reports a study of the relative performance of a photoconductive detector in constant current and constant voltage bias modes. An example of an HgCdTe photoconductive detector from Palmer's paper (4) is rediscussed to show that such low impedance detectors can be conveniently biased in constant current mode without degrading their performance.

Gopal, Vishnu

1981-01-01

481

Predicting Student Success from the "LASSI for Learning Online" (LLO)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study tested the degree to which subscales of the "LASSI for Learning Online" (LLO) (Weinstein & Palmer, 2006), a measure of learning strategies and study skills, predict student success in the form of passing grades, using a combination of large training (N = 4,409) and cross-validation (N = 3,203) samples. Discriminant function analysis…

Carson, Andrew D.

2011-01-01

482

State Boards of Nursing and Education for Nursing Conference (October 8-10, 1974).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report of a conference on state boards of nursing and education for nursing contains the following papers: "Relationship between State and Voluntary Accreditation," by Eloise R. Lewis; "Statewide Planning for Nursing Education," by Donald P. Draine; "Nursing Education Today and in the Future," by Irene S. Palmer; "The Professional…

American Nurses' Association, Kansas City, MO.

483

NSF Invites Media to Report on U.S.-Sponsored Antarctic Research (2003-2004 Season)  

NSF Publications Database

... NSF PA/M 03-26 Media Advisory NSF PA/M 03-26 - May 8, 2003 NSF Invites Media to Report on U.S ... S. Antarctic research stations - McMurdo, Amundsen-Scott South Pole and Palmer - to report on NSF's ...

484

WORKING GROUP 3 SUMMARY:. "Exotic source physics: photon-assisted filed emission, spin polarization, cathode-less (plasma) sources, etc."  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Participants of the Working Group included: N. Barov, C. Brau, J Clendenin, T. Cowan, E. Dodd, E. Esarey, W. Gai, R. Hemker, C. Joshi, T. Katsouleas, S. Lee, W. Leemans, W. Mori, D. Palmer, J Rosenzweig, L. Serafini, H. Suk, Telfer, M.Thomson, S. Trotz.

Brau, Charles A.; Mori, Warren B.

2000-12-01

485

Growth response of the nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Westiellopsis prolifica janet to fertilizer factory effluents  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, algae have been widely used as the test system for evaluating the extent of pollution caused by industrial effluents (Rai and Kumar 1976). Algae being primary producers and occurring widely in almost all aquatic habitats can, if suitably employed, serve as indicator of habitat condition (Rana et al. 1971; Palmer 1980). Various pollution tolerant strains have been

S. P. Adhikary; A. K. Bastia; P. K. Tripathy

1992-01-01

486

Teaching Meaning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Language learning and language teaching are discussed in terms of H.E. Palmer's theory that language can be divided into primary matter (units learned by heart integrally) and secondary matter (units built up or derived by the pupil from primary matter). Excerpts from the "Nuffield German Teaching Materials" are used to illustrate how audiovisual…

Peck, A.J.

1968-01-01

487

Inheritance of grain fill rate in barley  

Microsoft Academic Search

Grain fill rate is an important characteristic influencing productivity of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) in northern areas of production. This study was conducted to determine the inheritance of grain fill rate and its relationship to other agronomic traits. Thirty?three doubled haploid lines and parents from two crosses were evaluated for three years at Palmer, Alaska. The distribution of lines for

Stephen M. Dofing

1998-01-01

488

Variation for Grain Fill Characteristics in Northern-Adapted Spring Barley Cultivars  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rate and duration of grain fill determine maturity and grain yield in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivars. We assessed grain fill characteristics and agronomic performance of northern-adapted spring barley cultivars for two years at Palmer and Fairbanks, Alaska. Rapid grain fill rate was associated with high kernel weight, but not with grain fill duration. Cultivars with longer grain fill duration

S. M. Dofing; C. W. Knight

1994-01-01

489

Erratum: 5aMU1. Movement amplitude and tempo change in piano performance [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 115, 2590 (2004)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The correct authors and affiliations for this manuscript are Caroline Palmer, Dept. of Psychology, McGill Univ., 1205 Dr. Penfield Ave., Montreal, QC H3A 1B1, Canada, Caroline.palmeratmcgill.ca and Simone Dalla Bella, Kazimierz Wielki Univ., Bydgoszcz, 85-867 Poland.

Palmer, Caroline; dalla Bella, Simone

2004-09-01

490

The Latent Structures of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI): A Comparative Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first purpose of this study was to analyze the results of the confirmatory factor analyses, via EQS, with regard to the latent structures of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) (C. Weinstein, D. Palmer, and A. Schulte, 1987) as proposed by S. Olejnik and S. Nist (1992), A. Olivarez and M. Tallent-Runnels (1994), B. Olaussen and…

Obiekwe, Jerry C.

491

Characterizing the Surface Features of the 1999–2005 Canadian Prairie Drought in Relation to Previous Severe Twentieth Century Events  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Canadian Prairie drought of 1999–2005 negatively affected several activities including agriculture, stream flow, hydro-electric production and forest fires. However, surface drought conditions and associated impacts were neither spatially nor temporally uniform. Following an assessment of several gridded temperature and precipitation datasets, this study incorporates the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) and the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) to characterize the

Barrie R. Bonsal; Elaine E. Wheaton; Alison Meinert; Evan Siemens

2011-01-01

492

Effects of thermal-solutal convection on temperature and solutal fields under various gravitational orientations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Semiconductor crystals such as Hg(1-x)CD(x)Te grown by unidirectional solidification Bridgmann method have shown compositional segregations in both the axial and radial directions. Due to the wide separation between the liquidus and the solidus of its pseudobinary phase diagram, there is a diffusion layer of higher HgTe content built up in the melt near the melt-solid interface which gives a solute concentration gradient in the axial direction. The value of effective diffusion coefficient calculated from fitting of the data to 1D model varies with Hg(1-x)Cd(x)Te growth conditions. This indicates that the growth condition of the Hg(1-x)Cd(x)Te is not purely diffusion controlled. Because of the higher thermal conductivity in the melt than that in the crystal in the growth system, there is a thermal leakage through the fused silica crucible wall near the melt-solid interface. This gives a thermal gradient in the radial direction. Hart, and Thorpe, Hutt and Soulsby have shown that under such conditon a fluid will become convectively unstable as a result of different diffusitivities of temperature and solute. It is quite important to understand the effects of this thermosolute convection on the compositonal segregation in both axial and radial directions in the unidirectionally solidified crystals under various gravitational directions. To reach this goal, we start with a simplified problem to study the effects of thermal-solutal convection on the temperature and solutal fields under various gravitional orientations. We begin by reviewing model governing equations.

Wang, Jai-Ching

1993-01-01

493

Physical activity--the more we measure, the more we know how to measure.  

PubMed

In the nineteenth century, the legendary physicist Lord Kelvin remarked, "to measure is to know" and "when you can measure what you are speaking about, and can express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind". Even though Lord Kelvin did not have epidemiology in mind when he made these statements, they hold true in the world of epidemiology-where measurement is the key. The importance of physical activity as a determinant for health and diseases-and as an adjuvant in medical treatment and rehabilitation-is increasingly valued. And, it has been highlighted by this journal many times. PMID:19199054

Lagerros, Ylva Trolle

2009-01-01

494

Los Alamos National Laboratory capability reviews - FY 2011 status  

SciTech Connect

Capability reviews are the Los Alamos National Laboratory approach to assess the quality of its science, technology, and engineering (STE), and its integration across the Laboratory. There are seven capability reviews in FY 2011 reviews. The Weapons Science and Engineering review will be replaced by the National Nuclear Security Administration's Predictive Science Panel for 2011 . Beginning in 2011, third-year LORD projects will be reviewed by capability review committees rather than the first-year LORD projects that have been performed for the last three years. This change addresses concerns from committees about reviewing a project before it had made any substantive progress. The current schedule, and chairs for the 2011 capability reviews is presented. The three-year cycle (2011-2013) for capability reviews are presented for planning purposes.

Springer, Everett P [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-12

495

A judicial point of view with regard to the testimony of medical experts.  

PubMed

This is an era of the expert witness. The classic description of an expert--"... no scientific man ought ever to become the partisan of a side: he may be the partisan of an opinion in his own science"--Lord MacMillan. The current tendency to be less than impartial or objective: the anxieties of Lord Woolf in Access to Justice-Factors which may lead to partiality: (a) explosions of claims for personal injury or product liability; (b) the emergence of the contingency fee as the primary fund for such litigation. Problems facing an expert--the arrogance of assurance--the power of presentation--the anxieties of the witness box. The virtues of education and training. The importance of judicial management to control expert evidence and avoid escalating costs and delay in litigation. The duty of the Judge is to ensure that the expert does not practice a fraud on the administration of justice. PMID:9409142

MacDermott, J

1997-01-01

496

Effective strategies to counter campus presentations on climate denial  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although 97%-98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field accept the basic tenets of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) findings [Anderegg et al., 2010], there is a consistent undercurrent of doubt among the general public (A. Leiserowitz et al., Global warming's six Americas in May 2011, online report, 57 pp., Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 2011). To some extent, this doubt is fueled by high-profile climate change deniers who offer “the real view” of climate science [Oreskes and Conway, 2010]. Our campuses recently hosted two such speakers: Ivar Giaever at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Christopher Monckton (also known as Lord Monckton) at Union College. (Monckton's presentation can be seen at http://union.campusreform.org/group/blog/live-webinar-lord-monckton-at-union-college.)

Corbin, Jeffrey D.; Katz, Miriam E.

2012-07-01

497

The Origin of Handedness  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Some physical realities such as fluid vortices, certain molecular architectures, circularly polarized electromagnetic waves, screws and some crystalline patterns can exist in two geometric states that cannot be superimposed on their mirror images (see Fig. [5.1]). This property is known as handedness in reference to the word hand'. The word chirality' (from the Greek word cheir meaning hand') was first used by Lord Kelvin in 1893 and is more frequently used to describe the handedness of molecular architectures.

Radu, Popa

498

Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von (1821-94)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Born in Potsdam, Germany, had a varied career as an army doctor, professor of anatomy and physiology, and professor of physics at Berlin. At the same time as, but independently of, Lord Kelvin, he studied (1854) the source of energy of the Sun. He suggested that instead of radiating by consuming chemical energy, which would be used up in a lifetime of a few thousand years, the Sun was gradually ...

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

499

The Kelvin water-drop experiment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This experiment was originally designed and performed by Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) in the late 1800's to demonstrate the creation of an electric potential simply by means of dividing up a body of flowing water. The objective is to demonstrate the power of electrical forces in a material as common as water and to help teach the student that even simple, well understood phenomena sometimes present unexpected results that, at first thought, defeat explanation. The experimental equipment and procedure are explained.

Shull, Robert D.

1990-01-01

500

Chirality: a relational geometric-physical property.  

PubMed

The definition of the term chirality by Lord Kelvin in 1893 and 1904 is analyzed by taking crystallography at that time into account. This shows clearly that chirality is a relational geometric-physical property, i.e., two relations between isometric objects are possible: homochiral or heterochiral. In scientific articles the relational term chirality is often mistaken for the two valued measure for the individual (absolute) sense of chirality, an arbitrary attributive term. PMID:23966341

Gerlach, Hans

2013-11-01