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  1. Red Cooperativa de Tejido Humano del NCI

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    Bioespecímenes de calidad son un recurso de investigación oncológica. Uno de los programas de bioespecímenes que han operado por más tiempo es la Red Cooperativa de Tejido Humano, ara descubrimientos básicos e investigación inicial de transferencia.

  2. Epistemic Sensibility: Third Dimension of Virtue Epistemology

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    Belbase, Shashidhar

    2012-01-01

    The author tries to argue how epistemic sensibility as virtue sensibility can complement virtue epistemology. Many philosophers interrelated virtue reliabilism (e.g., Brogaard, 2006) and virtue responsibilism (e.g., Code, 1987) to virtue epistemology as two dimensions with many diverging and a few converging characters. The possible new dimension

  3. Direct computation of the sensible heat flux.

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    Watson, K.

    1980-01-01

    An algorithm to determine the sensible heat flux from simple field measurements (wind speed, air and ground temperatures) has been developed. It provides a direct solution, in parametric form, which can be displayed graphically or tabularly. -from Author

  4. Efficient mechanical dehumidification through sensible cooling recovery

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    Doderer, E.; Clower, C.

    1981-01-01

    Air conditioners used primarily as dehumidifiers in conjunction with passive cooling systems produce wasted sensible cooling. An air to air heat exchange process which can recover wasted cooling and use it for dehumidification is described. Psychrometric analyses are used to explain how the process works and to provide theoretical limits of performance under a variety of room temperatures, relative humidities, flow rates and heat exchanger efficiencies. 7 refs.

  5. Sarcoma de tejido blando—Versión para pacientes

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    Información del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer sobre el tratamiento del sarcoma de tejido blando, así como referencias a estudios clínicos, investigación, estadísticas y otros temas relacionados con este tipo de cáncer.

  6. Students' Conceptions of Mathematics as Sensible (SCOMAS) Framework

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    Grady, Maureen M.

    2013-01-01

    This study describes the development of the Students' Conceptions of Mathematics as Sensible (SCOMAS) Framework and its application to the study of the conceptions of mathematics as sensible of students in a secondary mathematics classroom. The SCOMAS Framework begins with indicators that students conceive of mathematics as sensible and provides a…

  7. Lo que usted debe saber antes de dar sus tejidos para investigacin mdica

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    Contiene informacin sobre las cosas que usted debe saber y tener en cuenta al tomar una decisin de donar sus tejidos para investigacin. El tejido puede incluir materiales de su cuerpo tales como piel, cabello, uas, sangre y orina.

  8. Survey of sensible and latent heat thermal energy storage projects

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    Baylin, F.; Merino, M.

    1981-05-01

    Ongoing and completed research projects on sensible and latent heat thermal enegy storage for low, intermediate, and high temperature applications are reviewed. Projects in the United States and abroad are included. Several research efforts are in the index although the project descriptions are absent. Project lists are organized into four sections: short term sensible heat storage; seasonal sensible heat storage; latent heat storage; and models, economic analysis, and support studies. The organization of the Department of Energy programs managing many of these projects is also outlined. Projects are presented in a standard format that includes laboratory; funding level and period; status; project description; technical and economic parameters; and applications.

  9. Latent and sensible heat flux estimated from ERS-1 data

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    Iacobellis, S. F.; Gautier, C.

    1993-01-01

    Two issues regarding surface latent and sensible heat flux are addressed: its value in low wind speed conditions over the tropical oceans,and its determination solely from satellite observations. The investigation is performed with an oceanic mixed layer model operated in an 'inverse' mode. The 'normal' model is forced with the surface heat and radiative fluxes and produces the SST evolution, whereas the 'inverse' model produces the latent sensible heat flux given the SST and surface radiative flux as input. The results indicate that at low wind speeds there exists a minimum latent sensible heat flux of about 80 to 100 W/sq m. Sensitivity studies show that the latent sensible heat flux is very sensitive to random errors in the forcing SST time series. The implications of this strong sensitivity in regards to the use of satellite measurements to supply the forcing SST are discussed.

  10. Heat pipe cooling system with sensible heat sink

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    Silverstein, Calvin C.

    1988-01-01

    A heat pipe cooling system which employs a sensible heat sink is discussed. With this type of system, incident aerodynamic heat is transported via a heat pipe from the stagnation region to the heat sink and absorbed by raising the temperature of the heat sink material. The use of a sensible heat sink can be advantageous for situations where the total mission heat load is limited, as it is during re-entry, and a suitable radiation sink is not available.

  11. Sensible heat receiver for solar dynamic space power system

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    Perez-Davis, Marla E.; Gaier, James R.; Petrefski, Chris

    1991-01-01

    A sensible heat receiver is considered which uses a vapor grown carbon fiber-carbon (VGCF/C) composite as the thermal storage medium and which was designed for a 7-kW Brayton engine. This heat receiver stores the required energy to power the system during eclipse in the VGCF/C composite. The heat receiver thermal analysis was conducted through the Systems Improved Numerical Differencing Analyzer and Fluid Integrator (SINDA) software package. The sensible heat receiver compares well with other latent and advanced sensible heat receivers analyzed in other studies, while avoiding the problems associated with latent heat storage salts and liquid metal heat pipes. The concept also satisfies the design requirements for a 7-kW Brayton engine system. The weight and size of the system can be optimized by changes in geometry and technology advances for this new material.

  12. Sensible heat receiver for solar dynamic space power system

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    Perez-Davis, Marla E.; Gaier, James R.; Petrefski, Chris

    1991-01-01

    A sensible heat receiver considered in this study uses a vapor grown carbon fiber-carbon (VGCF/C) composite as the thermal storage media and was designed for a 7 kW Brayton engine. The proposed heat receiver stores the required energy to power the system during eclipse in the VGCF/C composite. The heat receiver thermal analysis was conducted through the Systems Improved Numerical Differencing Analyzer and Fluid Integrator (SINDA) software package. The sensible heat receiver compares well with other latent and advanced sensible heat receivers analyzed in other studies while avoiding the problems associated with latent heat storage salts and liquid metal heat pipes. The concept also satisfies the design requirements for a 7 kW Brayton engine system. The weight and size of the system can be optimized by changes in geometry and technology advances for this new material.

  13. Cosmic Sense, Sensibility, and Written Expression: From Childhood to Adolescence.

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    Kahn, David

    2001-01-01

    Compares and connects the cosmic awareness emerging in the elementary classroom to adolescent cosmic sensibility embedded in the experience of the Hershey Montessori Farm School. Provides examples of students' poetry to support Montessori's concept of valorization of personality as each individual turns toward maturity. (Author/TJQ)

  14. What Develops in Moral Development? A Model of Moral Sensibility

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    Sherblom, Stephen A.

    2012-01-01

    The field of moral psychology would benefit from an integrative model of what develops in moral development, contextualized within the larger scope of social science research. Moral sensibility is proposed as the best concept to embody stated aims, but the content of this concept must be more finely articulated and conceptualized as a dynamic

  15. Bringing an Ethnographic Sensibility to Service-Learning Assessment

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    Polin, Deborah Keisch; Keene, Arthur S.

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the methodological implications of applying an ethnographic sensibility to evaluation in service-learning. It describes the evolution of such a method over the past 10 years within the Citizen Scholars Program at the University of Massachusetts, and outlines what we have learned from employing this method, as well as the

  16. FFT analysis of sensible-heat solar-dynamic receivers

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    Lund, Kurt O.

    The use of solar dynamic receivers with sensible energy storage in single-phase materials is considered. The feasibility of single-phase designs with weight and thermal performance comparable to existing two-phase designs is addressed. Linearized heat transfer equations are formulated for the receiver heat storage, representing the periodic input solar flux as the sum of steady and oscillating distributions. The steady component is solved analytically to produce the desired receiver steady outlet gas temperature, and the FFT algorithm is applied to the oscillating components to obtain the amplitudes and mode shapes of the oscillating solid and gas temperatures. The results indicate that sensible-heat receiver designs with performance comparable to state-of-the-art two-phase receivers are available.

  17. Advanced sensible heat solar receiver for space power

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    Bennett, Timothy J.; Lacy, Dovie E.

    1988-01-01

    NASA Lewis, through in-house efforts, has begun a study to generate a conceptual design of a sensible heat solar receiver and to determine the feasibility of such a system for space power applications. The sensible heat solar receiver generated in this study uses pure lithium as the thermal storage medium and was designed for a 7 kWe Brayton (PCS) operating at 1100 K. The receiver consists of two stages interconnected via temperature sensing variable conductance sodium heat pipes. The lithium is contained within a niobium vessel and the outer shell of the receiver is constructed of third generation rigid, fibrous ceramic insulation material. Reradiation losses are controlled with niobium and aluminum shields. By nature of design, the sensible heat receiver generated in this study is comparable in both size and mass to a latent heat system of similar thermal capacitance. The heat receiver design and thermal analysis were conducted through the combined use of PATRAN, SINDA, TRASYS, and NASTRAN software packages.

  18. Advanced sensible heat solar receiver for space power

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    Bennett, Timothy J.; Lacy, Dovie E.

    1988-01-01

    NASA Lewis, through in-house efforts, has begun a study to generate a conceptual design of a sensible heat solar receiver and to determine the feasibility of such a system for space power applications. The sensible heat solar receiver generated in this study uses pure lithium as the thermal storage medium and was designed for a 7 kWe Brayton (PCS) operating at 1100 K. The receiver consists of two stages interconnected via temperature sensing variable conductance sodium heat pipes. The lithium is contained within a niobium vessel and the outer shell of the receiver is constructed of third generation rigid, fibrous ceramic insulation material. Reradiation losses are controlled with niobium and aluminum shields. By nature of design, the sensible heat receiver generated in this study is comparable in both size and mass to a latent heat system of similar thermal capacitance. The heat receiver design and thermal analysis was conducted through the combined use of PATRAN, SINDA, TRASYS, and NASTRAN software packages.

  19. Influence of Surface Sensible Heat Flux on Incipient Marine Cyclogenesis.

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    Mak, Mankin

    1998-03-01

    Incipient marine cyclogenesis is investigated as an instability process of a mean baroclinic state with a vertically nonuniform static stability under the influence of a self-induced surface sensible heat flux in the context of a quasigeostrophic model framework. The analytic solution of such a model is first presented. The surface sensible heat flux induces strongly unstable short waves in the meso- range and an e-folding time of the order of one day under supposedly relevant parameter conditions. Those modes have a shallow vertical structure near the surface with a pronounced westward tilt with height. The latter facilitates a release of enough potential energy from the basic state to overcompensate the destruction of potential energy by the surface heat exchange itself. The diabatic destabilization by surface sensible heat flux is therefore an alternative mechanism for initiating small marine cyclones without upper-level forcing.A potential vorticity interpretation of this instability process is also given. A supplementary numerical analysis confirms that the meso- unstable waves are robust because they exist when various combinations of low-level static stability and heating profiles are used. The dependence upon the heating profile is somewhat stronger, capable of inducing an additional set of unstable modes between the meso- and synoptic-scale ranges when it increases substantially with height near the surface.

  20. Sensible Quantum Mechanics:. are Probabilities Only in the Mind?

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    Page, Don N.

    Quantum mechanics may be formulated as Sensible Quantum Mechanics (SQM) so that it contains nothing probabilistic except conscious perceptions. Sets of these perceptions can be deterministically realized with measures given by expectation values of positive-operator-valued awareness operators. Ratios of the measures for these sets of perceptions can be interpreted as frequency-type probabilities for many actually existing sets. These probabilities generally cannot be given by the ordinary quantum probabilities for a single set of alternatives. Probabilism, or ascribing probabilities to unconscious aspects of the world, may be seen to be an aesthemamorphic myth.

  1. Sarcoma de tejido blando—Versión para profesionales de salud

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    Información del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer para profesionales de salud sobre el tratamiento del sarcoma de tejido blando, así como referencias a estudios clínicos, investigación, estadísticas y otros temas relacionados con este tipo de cáncer.

  2. Early use of artificial sensibility in hand transplantation.

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    Lanzetta, Marco; Perani, Daniela; Anchisi, Davide; Rosén, Birgitta; Danna, Massimo; Scifo, Paola; Fazio, Ferruccio; Lundborg, Göran

    2004-01-01

    Hands were transplanted from brain-dead donors for the treatment of two male unilateral amputees, aged 35 years and 32 years, involved in the Italian Hand Transplantation Programme. Each had lost his right dominant hand, in a farming accident and an explosion, respectively. In one case artificial sensibility was applied postoperatively using a Sensor Glove that transformed vibrotactile stimuli induced by touch, to stereophonic vibroacoustic stimuli perceived through earphones. The principle is based on the brain's capacity for multimodal plasticity, implying that deprivation of one sense (somatosensory) can be compensated for by another sense (auditory). Functional magnetic resonance images (fMRI) taken at regular intervals showed that cortical remodelling of the transplanted hand within the sensory-motor maps occurred early in the patient who used the artificial sensibility regimen compared with the one who did not. We conclude that postoperative use of a device using hearing as a substitution for sensation in hand transplantation may have considerable potential value for speeding up cortical integration of a transplanted hand. PMID:15202668

  3. Estimation of sensible heat flux from remotely sensed canopy temperatures

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    Vining, R. C.; Blad, B. L.

    1992-01-01

    Temperatures of tallgrass priarie vegetation were measured with infrared thermometers (IRT) at different view zenith and azimuth angles. The optimum IRT view zenith angle for estimating sensible heat fluxes (H) was determined by comparing H estimated with eddy correlation and/or Bowen ratio techniques to H calculated by a method suggested by Hatfield et al. (1984). For wind speeds of 5 m/s or greater, H estimated with surface temperatures measured at a 0 deg or 20 deg view zenith angle gave the best agreement, but for wind speeds of less than 4 m/s the best estimate of H was made with surface temperatures measured at a 40 deg or 60 deg view zenith angle.

  4. Sensible and latent heat flux estimates in Antarctica

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    Stearns, Charles R.; Weidner, George A.

    1993-01-01

    The assumption has been made that the net annual contribution of water by the processes of deposition and sublimation to the Antarctic Ice Sheet is zero. The U.S. Antarctic Program started installing reliable automatic weather stations on the Antarctic Continent in 1980. The initial units were equipped to measure wind speed, wind direction, air pressure, and air temperature. During the 1983-1984 field season in Antarctica, three units were installed that measured a vertical air temperature difference between the nominal heights of 0.5 m and 3.0 m and relative humidity at a nominal height of 3 m. The measurements of the vertical air temperature difference and the relative humidity are the minimum required to estimate the sensible and latent heat fluxes to the air, while not exceeding the available energy requirements for the weather stations. The estimates of the net annual sublimation and deposition on the Ross Ice Shelf amount to 20 to 80 percent of the annual accumulation. We conclude that the assumption that annual sublimation and deposition are zero is not valid under Antarctic conditions.

  5. Anterior insular cortex mediates bodily sensibility and social anxiety

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    Shibata, Midori; Moriguchi, Yoshiya; Umeda, Satoshi

    2013-01-01

    Studies in psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience have reported an important relationship between individual interoceptive accuracy and anxiety level. This indicates that greater attention to ones bodily state may contribute to the development of intense negative emotions and anxiety disorders. We hypothesized that reactivity in the anterior insular cortex underlies the intensity of interoceptive awareness and anxiety. To elucidate this triadic mechanism, we conducted functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and mediation analyses to examine the relationship between emotional disposition and activation in the anterior insular cortex while participants evaluated their own emotional and bodily states. Our results indicated that right anterior insular activation was positively correlated with individual levels of social anxiety and neuroticism and negatively correlated with agreeableness and extraversion. The results of the mediation analyses revealed that activity in the right anterior insula mediated the activity of neural correlates of interoceptive sensibility and social fear. Our findings suggest that attention to interoceptive sensation affects personality traits through how we feel emotion subjectively in various situations. PMID:22977199

  6. Sensible and latent heating of the atmosphere as inferred from DST-6 data

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    Herman, G. F.; Schubert, S. D.; Johnson, W. T.

    1979-01-01

    The average distribution of convective latent heating, boundary layer sensible heat flux, and vertical velocity are determined for the winter 1976 DST period from GLAS model diagnostics. Key features are the regions of intense latent heating over Brazil, Central Africa, and Indonesia; and the regions of strong sensible heating due to air mass modification over the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans.

  7. Sensible School-Based Evaluation: Multilevel Evaluation Systems Project. Final Deliverable--January 1991.

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    Herman, Joan L.; Winters, Lynn

    A rationale for school-based evaluation, criteria for a sensible evaluation and assessment system, and a systematic process for implementing an evaluation and assessment system are presented. School-based evaluation can be used as a management tool and a means of improving aspects of teaching. Sensible evaluation must be aligned with school goals,…

  8. Artistic Sensibility in the Studio and Gallery Model: Revisiting Process and Product

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    Thompson, Geoffrey

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines the cultivation of artistic sensibility and its impact on the art therapy process and product in a community mental health center. Artistic sensibility embodies the sense of self as an artist through the integration of artistic and aesthetic attributes of self and other. The formation of a gallery to exhibit patient art was…

  9. The normal sensibility of the hand declines with age--a proclamation for the use of delta two-point discrimination values for sensibility assessment after nerve reconstruction.

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    Schmauss, Daniel; Finck, Tom; Megerle, Kai; Machens, Hans-Guenther; Lohmeyer, Joern A

    2014-09-01

    The scores used to evaluate sensibility after digital nerve reconstruction do not take the patient's age into consideration, although there is evidence that the outcome after digital nerve reconstruction is age-dependent. However, it is not clear if the normal sensibility of the hand is also age-dependent, as the existing studies have major limitations. We evaluated the normal sensibility of the hand in 232 patients using static and moving two-point discrimination (2PD) tests and the Semmes-Weinstein-monofilament test. We found the climax of sensibility in the third decade with age-dependent deterioration afterwards in all three tests. Mean 2PD values of the radial digital nerve of the index finger (N3) showed to be significantly lower than values of the ulnar digital nerve of the small finger (N10). To overcome shortcomings of classification systems that do not consider the patient's age and inter-individual differences, we suggest using the difference of the static 2PD values of the injured to the uninjured contralateral nerve (delta 2PD) for assessment of sensibility after digital nerve reconstruction. PMID:25400078

  10. Leprosy diagnosis: a device for testing the thermal sensibility of skin lesions in the field.

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    Srinivasan, H.; Stumpe, B.

    1989-01-01

    A handy device for testing the thermal sensibility of skin lesions has been developed and field tested in various centres in Africa and India. The instrument performed satisfactorily and its use made testing for thermal sensibility in the field practicable and straightforward. Analysis of the results of testing 260 persons, most of whom exhibited a few lesions that were characteristic of early leprosy, showed that the rate of diagnosis of sensory impairment of such skin lesions, and hence the diagnosis of leprosy, would be about 15-25% more if thermal sensibility testing using this device were added to the other tests of sensibility routinely carried out in the field. Regular use of the device in the field would help to bring more leprosy patients under treatment than at present. Images Fig. 5 PMID:2699276

  11. [Dynamics of sensible and latent heat fluxes over a temperate desert steppe ecosystem in Inner Mongolia].

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    Zhang, Guo; Zhou, Guang-Sheng; Yang, Fu-Lin

    2010-03-01

    This paper studied the diurnal and seasonal characteristics of sensible and latent heat fluxes over a temperate desert steppe ecosystem in Inner Mongolia, based on the 2008 observation data from eddy covariance tower. The diurnal patterns of sensible and latent heat fluxes over the ecosystem were both single kurtosis, with the maximum value being 319.01 W x m(-2) (on May 30th, 2008) and 425.37 W x m(-2) (on Jun 2nd, 2008), respectively, and occurred at about 12:00-13:30 (local time), which was similar to the diurnal pattern of net radiation but lagged about one hour of the maximum net radiation. The maximum diurnal variations of monthly mean sensible and latent heat fluxes occurred in May and June, and their minimum diurnal variations occurred in January and November, respectively. There was a closer relationship between soil moisture content and precipitation. Surface soil moisture content was most sensitive to precipitation, while the moisture content in deeper soil layers had a lagged response to precipitation. The seasonal dynamics of sensible and latent heat fluxes was similar to that of net radiation, and affected by precipitation. Sensible heat flux was obviously affected by net radiation, but latent heat flux was more sensitive to precipitation and mainly controlled by soil moisture content. PMID:20560313

  12. "Lesbians are not women": feminine and lesbian sensibilities in Harmony Hammond's late-1970s sculpture.

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    Thompson, Margo Hobbs

    2008-01-01

    Harmony Hammond's wrapped fabric sculptures are placed in context of the theories of gender and sexuality that circulated among lesbian and straight feminists at the time they were made, the late 1970s. Hammond has cited in particular Monique Wittig's novels, such as The Lesbian Body, and her essays including "The Straight Mind" where Wittig concludes that the lesbian is not a woman. The critique to which Wittig's lesbian separatism has been subjected by Judith Butler in her consideration of the appeal and limitations of essentialism also applies to Hammond's art. Hammond's use of vaginal imagery was instrumental to visualizing a lesbian sensibility, but the proposition of such a sensibility established a new problematic: a new essential category. The article concludes that because Hammond's work was produced in the context of a complex set of discourses, lesbian, feminist, and aesthetic, it resisted reduction to a singular meaning. Her sculptures avoided the pitfall of substituting one essence for another, lesbian for feminine sensibility, but activated both. The sculptures effectively queered vaginal imagery: When Hammond used vaginal imagery to represent lesbian sensibility, she subverted the equation of sex and gender and the essentialist notion of feminine sensibility. PMID:19042751

  13. [Effects of atmospheric thermally stratified condition on sensible heat within forest canopy].

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    Diao, Yi-Wei; Wang, An-Zhi; Guan, De-Xin; Jin, Chang-Jie; Pei, Tie-Fan

    2010-01-01

    By using Eulerian second-order closure model, this paper studied the source-sink distribution and flux characteristics of sensible heat within forest canopy under atmospheric thermally stratified condition. In the daytime, a notable feature for the atmospheric stratification of forest canopy was the unstable stratification above the canopy and the stable stratification under the canopy. The changes of temperature profile indicated there was a 'hot spot' at about 2/3 of canopy height. The counter-gradient fluxes within the canopy were discovered by modeling the heat flux under weak stable atmospheric condition. Simulations of the diurnal variation of sensible heat flux were consistent with the measurements (R2 = 0.9035, P < 0.01). Adding buoyancy in the sensible heat balance equation could increase the simulation accuracy of inversion model, and improve the simulation capability for heat flux balance. PMID:20387436

  14. Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study: A Sensible Approach. The Bill Harp Professional Teachers Library Series.

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    Glazer, Susan Mandel

    This concise book shares several sensible, logical, and meaningful approaches that guide young children to use the written coding system to read, spell, and make meaning of the English language coding system. The book demonstrates that phonics, spelling, and word study are essential parts of literacy learning. After an introduction, chapters are:

  15. Mean surface temperature prediction models for broiler chickens-a study of sensible heat flow.

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    Nascimento, Sheila Tavares; da Silva, Iran Jos Oliveira; Maia, Alex Sandro Campos; de Castro, Ariane Cristina; Vieira, Frederico Marcio Corra

    2014-03-01

    Body surface temperature can be used to evaluate thermal equilibrium in animals. The bodies of broiler chickens, like those of all birds, are partially covered by feathers. Thus, the heat flow at the boundary layer between broilers' bodies and the environment differs between feathered and featherless areas. The aim of this investigation was to use linear regression models incorporating environmental parameters and age to predict the surface temperatures of the feathered and featherless areas of broiler chickens. The trial was conducted in a climate chamber, and 576 broilers were distributed in two groups. In the first trial, 288 broilers were monitored after exposure to comfortable or stressful conditions during a 6-week rearing period. Another 288 broilers were measured under the same conditions to test the predictive power of the models. Sensible heat flow was calculated, and for the regions covered by feathers, sensible heat flow was predicted based on the estimated surface temperatures. The surface temperatures of the feathered and featherless areas can be predicted based on air, black globe or operative temperatures. According to the sensible heat flow model, the broilers' ability to maintain thermal equilibrium by convection and radiation decreased during the rearing period. Sensible heat flow estimated based on estimated surface temperatures can be used to predict animal responses to comfortable and stressful conditions. PMID:23820939

  16. Sensible heat balance measurements of soil water evaporation beneath a maize canopy

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    Soil water evaporation is an important component of the water budget in a cropped field. Few methods are available for continuous and independent measurement of soil water evaporation. A sensible heat balance (SHB) approach has recently been demonstrated for continuously determining soil water evapo...

  17. Field test and sensitivity analysis of a sensible heat balance method to determine ice contents

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    Soil ice content impacts winter vadose zone hydrology. It may be possible to estimate changes in soil ice content with a sensible heat balance (SHB) method, using measurements from heat pulse (HP) sensors. Feasibility of the SHB method is unknown because of difficulties in measuring soil thermal pro...

  18. Impact of Dissociation and Sensible Heat Release on Pulse Detonation and Gas Turbine Engine Performance

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    Povinelli, Louis A.

    2001-01-01

    A thermodynamic cycle analysis of the effect of sensible heat release on the relative performance of pulse detonation and gas turbine engines is presented. Dissociation losses in the PDE (Pulse Detonation Engine) are found to cause a substantial decrease in engine performance parameters.

  19. Numerical evaluation of a sensible heat balance method to determine rates of soil freezing and thawing

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    In-situ determination of ice formation and thawing in soils is difficult despite its importance for many environmental processes. A sensible heat balance (SHB) method using a sequence of heat pulse probes has been shown to accurately measure water evaporation in subsurface soil, and it has the poten...

  20. "Loss and Change": Radio and the Shock to Sensibility in American Life, 1919-1924.

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    Covert, Catherine L.

    Historians have traditionally seen the advent of radio in the United States as a signal in the early 1920s for a season of euphoria; what they have not seen is the sense of shock and loss the new technology brought. An analysis of newspaper and magazine coverage of the new medium documents the impact on American sensibilities of the new

  1. "Loss and Change": Radio and the Shock to Sensibility in American Life, 1919-1924.

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    Covert, Catherine L.

    Historians have traditionally seen the advent of radio in the United States as a signal in the early 1920s for a season of euphoria; what they have not seen is the sense of shock and loss the new technology brought. An analysis of newspaper and magazine coverage of the new medium documents the impact on American sensibilities of the new…

  2. Mean surface temperature prediction models for broiler chickens—a study of sensible heat flow

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    Nascimento, Sheila Tavares; da Silva, Iran José Oliveira; Maia, Alex Sandro Campos; de Castro, Ariane Cristina; Vieira, Frederico Marcio Corrêa

    2014-03-01

    Body surface temperature can be used to evaluate thermal equilibrium in animals. The bodies of broiler chickens, like those of all birds, are partially covered by feathers. Thus, the heat flow at the boundary layer between broilers' bodies and the environment differs between feathered and featherless areas. The aim of this investigation was to use linear regression models incorporating environmental parameters and age to predict the surface temperatures of the feathered and featherless areas of broiler chickens. The trial was conducted in a climate chamber, and 576 broilers were distributed in two groups. In the first trial, 288 broilers were monitored after exposure to comfortable or stressful conditions during a 6-week rearing period. Another 288 broilers were measured under the same conditions to test the predictive power of the models. Sensible heat flow was calculated, and for the regions covered by feathers, sensible heat flow was predicted based on the estimated surface temperatures. The surface temperatures of the feathered and featherless areas can be predicted based on air, black globe or operative temperatures. According to the sensible heat flow model, the broilers' ability to maintain thermal equilibrium by convection and radiation decreased during the rearing period. Sensible heat flow estimated based on estimated surface temperatures can be used to predict animal responses to comfortable and stressful conditions.

  3. Thomas Hardy's Victorian Gothic: Reassessing Hardy's Fiction and His Gothic Sensibility.

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    Goldstein, Norma Walrath

    Proposing that Thomas Hardy's fiction exhibits strong Gothic sensibilities which offer insight into his artistic vision and add to the power of his fiction, creating a new form of the Gothic, a Victorian Gothic, this dissertation reassesses the Gothic strains in Hardy's fiction. The dissertation is in eight chapters: (1) Introduction to Hardy's

  4. Exploring the Distance Education Students' Cyberbullying, Cybervictimization and Cyberbullying Sensibility Levels

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    Ozgur, Hasan

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of present research is to detect cyberbullying, cybervictimization and cyberbullying sensibility levels of distance education students and analyze these levels with respect to several variables. The research has been patterned on relational screening model. Study group consisted of 297 distance education students studying at university…

  5. The Discursive Constitution of the UK Alcohol Problem in "Safe, Sensible, Social": A Discussion of Policy Implications

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    Hackley, Chris; Bengry-Howell, Andrew; Griffin, Christine; Mistral, Willm; Szmigin, Isabelle

    2008-01-01

    In this article, we critically reflect on the constitution of the UK's alcohol problem in the government's "Safe, Social, Sensible" policy document, referring to findings from a 3-year ESRC funded study on young people, alcohol and identity. We suggest that discursive themes running throughout "Safe, Sensible, Social" include "shared

  6. Cultural sensibility.

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    Ellis Fletcher, Sally N

    2016-03-01

    THE HEALTHCARE system is made up of a four-generational workforce, whose members tend to have different attitudes towards work. These are known as the: ? Silent generation: born before 1946 and characterised as hard workers. ? Post-war baby boomers: born between 1946 and 1964, and characterised as loyal. ? Generation X: born between 1965 and 1980, who want a good work-life balance. ? Generation Y or millennials: born between 1980 and 1995, and characterised as innovators. PMID:26927777

  7. Sensible Success

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    2001-01-01

    Commercial remote sensing uses satellite imagery to provide valuable information about the planet's features. By capturing light reflected from the Earth's surface with cameras or sensor systems, usually mounted on an orbiting satellite, data is obtained for business enterprises with an interest in land feature distribution. Remote sensing is practical when applied to large-area coverage, such as agricultural monitoring, regional mapping, environmental assessment, and infrastructure planning. For example, cellular service providers use satellite imagery to select the most ideal location for a communication tower. Crowsey Incorporated has the ability to use remote sensing capabilities to conduct spatial geographic visualizations and other remote-sensing services. Presently, the company has found a demand for these services in the area of litigation support. By using spatial information and analyses, Crowsey helps litigators understand and visualize complex issues and then to communicate a clear argument, with complete indisputable evidence. Crowsey Incorporated is a proud partner in NASA's Mississippi Space Commerce Initiative, with research offices at the John C. Stennis Space Center.

  8. Relating eddy correlation sensible heat flux to horizontal sensor separation in the unstable atmospheric surface layer

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    Lee, Xuhui; Black, T. Andrew

    1994-09-01

    Measurements of a scalar flux from an extended surface are frequently made with the eddy correlation technique consisting of a vertical velocity sensor and a sensor for the scalar of interest. In many cases the two sensors have to be mounted with a significant horizontal separation to avoid flow interference. Consequently, the technique will underestimate the scalar flux. This paper addresses the issue of flux underestimation due to this separation. A model is developed in the framework of Monin-Obukhov similarity for the spatial covariance of vertical velocity and air temperature in the unstable surface layer. It allows the underestimation of sensible heat flux to be assessed using information on separation orientation relative to wind direction, atmospheric stability, measurement height, and separation distance. The coefficient in the model is evaluated with observations made over a potato field and a clover field. The principles established here should also be applicable to fluxes of scalars other than sensible heat.

  9. A Three Component Model to Estimate Sensible Heat Flux Over Sparse Shrubs in Nevada

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    Chehbouni, A.; Nichols, W.D.; Njoku, E.G.; Qi, J.; Kerr, Y.H.; Cabot, F.

    1997-01-01

    It is now recognized that accurate partitioning of available energy into sensible and latent heat flux is crucial to understanding surface-atmosphere interactions. This issue is more complicated in arid and semi-arid regions where the relative contribution to surface fluxes from the soil and vegetation may vary significantly throughout the day and throughout the season. The objective of this paper is to present a three-component model to estimate sensible heat flux over heterogeneous surfaces. The surface was represented with two adjacent compartments. The first compartment is made up of two components, shrubs and shaded soil; the second compartment consists of bare, unshaded soil. Data collected at two different sites in Nevada during the summers of 1991 and 1992 were used to evaluate model performance. The results show that the present model is sufficiently general to yield satisfactory results for both sites.

  10. Air-sea exchange of sensible heat over the Baltic Sea

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    Larsn, Xiaoli Guo; Smedman, Ann-Sofi; Hgstrm, Ulf

    2004-01-01

    The exchange of sensible heat at the sea surface has been studied with the aid of a comprehensive dataset from the marine site stergarnsholm in the Baltic Sea, with additional data from another site in the Baltic Sea, Nsskr.The measurements include turbulent fluxes at about 10 m above the water surface, profiles of temperature and wind data at several levels on towers, sea surface temperatures and wave data. The neutral Stanton number, CHN, was found to follow predictions from surface-renewal theory quite well for unstable conditions up to a wind speed of about 10 m s-1. For higher wind speeds the experimental data deviate to an increasing extent from the prediction based on surface-renewal theory, giving 20-40% higher values at 14 m s-1. The CHN value at 14 m s-1 and unstable stratification is about 1.510-3; the corresponding value at the same wind speed but with slightly stable conditions is only 0.510-3. The interpretation is made that spray is the cause of the rapid increase of heat exchange with wind speed above about 10 m s-1. It also explains the drop in CHN at neutral stability, the spray-mediated sensible-heat flux increasing the upward directed flux of sensible heat in unstable conditions and decreasing the flux in stable conditions.

    For stable conditions, CHN data are widely scattered, with a mean of about 0.7510-3. It appears that the data have an approximate upper bound given by surface-renewal theory. It is suggested that at least some of the strong suppression of the flux of sensible heat during stable conditions can be explained as a shear-sheltering effect caused by the presence of a low-level wind maximum.

  11. Local advection of sensible heat in the snowmelt landscape of Arctic tundra

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    Neumann, Natasha; Marsh, Philip

    1998-07-01

    The spring landscape of the Arctic tundra is dominated by a snow cover which is highly variable in depth owing to redistribution by wind. Because of different energy dynamics, this heterogeneous land cover produces a horizontal transfer of energy at a small scale, a process termed local advection. An advection efficiency term (FS), which represents the fraction of the sensible heat from snow-free patches which is advected to snow patches, was determined from field studies and published model results. Energy balance calculations demonstrated the strong contrast between the two surface cover types that drive advective processes, and FS was found to decrease exponentially with decreasing snow cover fraction. The field results suggest higher values of FS compared with the model results for single snow patches of varying size, but similar in magnitude to FS for multiple small snow patches. Utilizing exponential best-fit relationships between FS and fractional snow cover shows an increase in sensible heat flux of over 100% for low snow cover fractions. When considering the average flux over a composite snow and snow-free surface, the average sensible heat flux obtained from weighting the fluxes for each surface by their respective areas underestimates the composite flux when compared with when advection is considered.This work provides a simple method to estimate the effect of local advection on sensible heat to snow patches and the average flux from a composite surface during the snowmelt period, using only fluxes calculated independently for 0% snow cover and 100% snow cover and an estimate of FS . It demonstrates a good first estimate of the role of advection, but for future study the influence of wind speed, patch distribution patterns and fetch lengths needs to be considered more explicitly. This has important implications in studies of areal energy fluctuations over melting, patchy snow covers, basin water balance studies and regional and global climate modelling.

  12. Experimental test for interpreting the increase in sensibility of doped CR-39

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    Laville, A.; Perez-Peraza, J.; Alvarez, M.; Estrada, M. R.

    1985-08-01

    In recent years the sensibility of CR-39 to nuclear tracks has been increased by doping the corresponding monomer with dioctyl phtalate. At this regard, two theoretical approaches are current managed to explain this phenomenon: either the doping react with the active radicals in the chain blocking them, stopping crosslinking between chains, or alternatively that the doping gets between them giving wider space between the crosslinkined chains.

  13. Experimental test for interpreting the increase in sensibility of doped CR-39

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    Laville, A.; Perez-Peraza, J.; Alvarez, M.; Estrada, M. R.

    1985-01-01

    In recent years the sensibility of CR-39 to nuclear tracks has been increased by doping the corresponding monomer with dioctyl phtalate. At this regard, two theoretical approaches are current managed to explain this phenomenon: either the doping react with the active radicals in the chain blocking them, stopping crosslinking between chains, or alternatively that the doping gets between them giving wider space between the crosslinkined chains.

  14. Cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility and postural balance in patients with nontraumatic chronic neck pain a pilot study

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    Palmgren, Per J; Andreasson, Daniel; Eriksson, Magnus; Hgglund, Andreas

    2009-01-01

    Background Although cervical pain is widespread, most victims are only mildly and occasionally affected. A minority, however, suffer chronic pain and/or functional impairments. Although there is abundant literature regarding nontraumatic neck pain, little focuses on diagnostic criteria. During the last decade, research on neck pain has been designed to evaluate underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, without noteworthy success. Independent researchers have investigated postural balance and cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility among patients with chronic neck pain, and have (in most cases) concluded the source of the problem is a reduced ability in the neck's proprioceptive system. Here, we investigated cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility and postural balance among patients with nontraumatic chronic neck pain. Methods Ours was a two-group, observational pilot study of patients with complaints of continuous neck pain during the 3 months prior to recruitment. Thirteen patients with chronic neck pain of nontraumatic origin were recruited from an institutional outpatient clinic. Sixteen healthy persons were recruited as a control group. Cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility was assessed by exploring head repositioning accuracy and postural balance was measured with computerized static posturography. Results Parameters of cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility were not reduced. However, in one of six test movements (flexion), global repositioning errors were significantly larger in the experimental group than in the control group (p < .05). Measurements did not demonstrate any general impaired postural balance, and varied substantially among participants in both groups. Conclusion In patients with nontraumatic chronic neck pain, we found statistically significant global repositioning errors in only one of six test movements. In this cohort, we found no evidence of impaired postural balance. Head repositioning accuracy and computerized static posturography are imperfect measures of functional proprioceptive impairments. Validity of (and procedures for using) these instruments demand further investigation. Trial registration Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN96873990 PMID:19566929

  15. Sensible heat flux - Radiometric surface temperature relationship for eight semiarid areas

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    Stewart, J. B.; Kustas, W. P.; Humes, K. S.; Nichols, W. D.; Moran, M. S.; De Bruin, H. A. R.

    1994-01-01

    Measurements of sensible heat flux, radiometric surface temperature, air temperature, and wind speed made at eight semiarid rangeland sites were used to investigate the sensible heat flux-aerodynamic resistance relationship. The individual sites covered a wide range of vegetation (0.1-4 m tall) and cover (3%-95% bare soil) conditions. Mean values of k/B, a quantity related to the resistance of heat versus momentum transfer at the surface, for the individual sites varied between 3.5 and 12.5. A preliminary test of the utility of an excess resistance based on the mean value of k/B showed that the difference between the mean estimated and measured sensible heat fluxes varied +/- 60 W/sq m for the eight semiarid sites. For the eight sites the values of k/B were plotted against the roughness Reynolds number. The plot showed considerable scatter with values ranging between and beyond the theoretical curves for bluff rough and permeable rough surfaces.

  16. Airborne flux measurements of CO2, sensible, and latent heat over the Hudson Bay lowland

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    Desjardins, R. L.; MacPherson, J. I.; Schuepp, P. H.; Hayhoe, H. N.

    1994-01-01

    As part of the Northern Wetlands Study (NOWES) in the summer of 1990, 30 flights were conducted with the National Research Council (NRC) Twin Otter research aircraft to quantify the spatial and temporal variations of CO2, H2O, and sensible heat fluxes over the Hudson Bay lowland. These consisted of two regional runs of approximately 100 km in length from James Bay to the Kinosheo Lake and 13-km runs in the form of "L" and grid patterns near the Atmospheric Environment Service (AES) tower in the Kinosheo Lake area. An examination of the average fluxes shows that day-to-day differences were larger than the spatial differences. Significant correlations were found between the fluxes of CO2, sensible heat and latent heat, and selected environmental characteristics, such as air temperature, vapor pressure deficit, surface temperature minus air temperature, and incident solar radiation, for different sections of the NOWES area. The presentation of the spatial variations of aircraft-based fluxes of CO2, sensible heat, and latent heat over a 13 km 13 km area near Kinosheo Lake permits an evaluation of the spatial representativeness of the AES tower observations.

  17. CO2 and Sensible heat fluxes over an urban grass land in Taipei, Taiwan

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    Hsieh, C.; Phillips, N. G.; Chang, T.; Cheng, S.; Wang, Y.; Huang, C.; Cheng, S.

    2012-12-01

    An experiment was carried out to understand the characteristics of CO2 and sensible heat fluxes over an urban grass land in Taipei, Taiwan. The urban grass land is located on the National Taiwan University campus in Taipei city center. The CO2 and sensible heat fluxes were measured by an eddy-covariance system. The heights of the instruments and the average grass canopy were 1.25 m and 0.25 m, respectively. The urban grass land was found to be able to reduce the CO2 concentration for about 10 ppm. Our data showed the CO2 concentration varied between 370 - 525 ppm, and has a diurnal cycle with high concentration in night time and low concentration during day time. This diurnal cycle is strongly related to the development of the atmospheric boundary layer and photosynthesis/respiration of vegetation. The CO2 flux was about -6 umol/m-2/s-1 when the photosynthesis was strong, and around 1 umol/m-2/s-1 during night time respiration. The sensible heat flux was small (less than 100 W/m-2) and occupied 10% of the net radiation.

  18. The Relevance of Interoception in Chronic Tinnitus: Analyzing Interoceptive Sensibility and Accuracy

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    Lau, Pia; Miesen, Miriam; Wunderlich, Robert; Stein, Alwina; Engell, Alva; Wollbrink, Andreas; Gerlach, Alexander L.; Junghöfer, Markus; Ehring, Thomas; Pantev, Christo

    2015-01-01

    In order to better understand tinnitus and distress associated with tinnitus, psychological variables such as emotional and cognitive processing are a central element in theoretical models of this debilitating condition. Interoception, that is, the perception of internal processes, may be such a psychological factor relevant to tinnitus. Against this background, 20 participants suffering from chronic tinnitus and 20 matched healthy controls were tested with questionnaires, assessing interoceptive sensibility, and participated in two tasks, assessing interoceptive accuracy: the Schandry task, a heartbeat estimation assignment, and a skin conductance fluctuations perception task assessing the participants' ability to perceive phasic increases in sympathetic activation were used. To test stress reactivity, a construct tightly connected to tinnitus onset, we also included a stress induction. No differences between the groups were found for interoceptive accuracy and sensibility. However, the tinnitus group tended to overestimate the occurrence of phasic activation. Loudness of the tinnitus was associated with reduced interoceptive performance under stress. Our results indicate that interoceptive sensibility and accuracy do not play a significant role in tinnitus. However, tinnitus might be associated with a tendency to overestimate physical changes. PMID:26583114

  19. Sensibility and taste alterations after impacted lower third molar extractions. A prospective cohort study

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    Ridaura-Ruiz, Lourdes; Valmaseda-Castelln, Eduard; Berini-Ayts, Leonardo; Gay-Escoda, Cosme

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: To determine the incidence, severity and duration of lingual tactile and gustatory function impairments after lower third molar removal. Study Design: Prospective cohort study with intra-subject measures of 16 patients undergoing lower third molar extractions. Sensibility and gustatory functions were evaluated in each subject preoperatively, one week and one month after the extraction, using Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments and 5 different concentrations of NaCl, respectively. Additionally, all patients filled a questionnaire to assess subjective perceptions. Results: Although patients did not perceive any sensibility impairments, a statistically significant decrease was detected when Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments. This alteration was present at one week after the surgical procedure and fully recovered one month after the extraction. There were no variations regarding the gustatory function. Conclusions: Lower third molar removal under local anesthesia may cause light lingual sensibility impairment. Most of these alterations remain undetected to patients. These lingual nerve injuries are present one week after the extraction and recover one month after surgery. The taste seems to remain unaffected after these procedures. Key words:Lingual nerve, third molar, nerve injury, paresthesia, surgical extraction PMID:22322520

  20. The Relevance of Interoception in Chronic Tinnitus: Analyzing Interoceptive Sensibility and Accuracy.

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    Lau, Pia; Miesen, Miriam; Wunderlich, Robert; Stein, Alwina; Engell, Alva; Wollbrink, Andreas; Gerlach, Alexander L; Junghfer, Markus; Ehring, Thomas; Pantev, Christo

    2015-01-01

    In order to better understand tinnitus and distress associated with tinnitus, psychological variables such as emotional and cognitive processing are a central element in theoretical models of this debilitating condition. Interoception, that is, the perception of internal processes, may be such a psychological factor relevant to tinnitus. Against this background, 20 participants suffering from chronic tinnitus and 20 matched healthy controls were tested with questionnaires, assessing interoceptive sensibility, and participated in two tasks, assessing interoceptive accuracy: the Schandry task, a heartbeat estimation assignment, and a skin conductance fluctuations perception task assessing the participants' ability to perceive phasic increases in sympathetic activation were used. To test stress reactivity, a construct tightly connected to tinnitus onset, we also included a stress induction. No differences between the groups were found for interoceptive accuracy and sensibility. However, the tinnitus group tended to overestimate the occurrence of phasic activation. Loudness of the tinnitus was associated with reduced interoceptive performance under stress. Our results indicate that interoceptive sensibility and accuracy do not play a significant role in tinnitus. However, tinnitus might be associated with a tendency to overestimate physical changes. PMID:26583114

  1. Bayesian uncertainty analysis of the input meteorological variables in estimation of the sensible heat flux

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    Ershadi, A.; McCabe, M. F.; Evans, J. P.; Mariethoz, G.

    2012-12-01

    A Bayesian uncertainty analysis framework is developed for the Surface Energy Balance System (SEBS) model to study the uncertainty of land surface temperature, air temperature, and wind speed for estimation of the sensible heat flux. Data from 12 eddy-covariance towers over soybean and corn are used from the Soil Moisture Experiment 2002 (SMEX02). Results show that the uncertainties in the local observations of the land surface temperature have the strongest effects on the mismatch of the observed and estimated sensible heat flux, with Bayesian inferred values being up to 5 C different from observed values. However, Bayesian inferred air temperature and wind speed are close to those observed at the towers, implying that local observations of these variables are spatially representative. On the other hand, the footprint of the land surface temperature as sensed by the in-situ tower based measurements does not seem to be representative of the larger scale variability, suggesting that local measurements of the land surface temperature cannot be used as representative values for calculation of the sensible heat flux without spatial scaling.

  2. EL PROTEOMA DEL TEJIDO ADIPOSO SUBCUTÁNEO MUESTRA HETEROGENEIDAD ANATÓMICA

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    Martos-Moreno, G.A.; Sackmann-Sala, L.; Berryman, D.E.; Blome, D.W.; Argente, J.; Kopchick, y J.J.

    2015-01-01

    Introducción El tejido adiposo blanco (TAB) subcutáneo (Sc) humano podría variar dependiendo de su localización anatómica, con diferencias en su perfil proteómico. Pacientes y métodos Se obtuvieron aspirados de TAB-Sc de seis mujeres con IMC >25 kg/m2, sometidas a liposucción. Dicho TAB-Sc se obtuvo de seis localizaciones anatómicas: abdominal superior e inferior, muslo, dorsal, flanco y cadera, analizándose su perfil proteómico mediante electroforesis bidimensional. En muslo y abdomen superior se compararon, además, las muestras obtenidas de las dos capas del TAB-Sc (profunda y superficial). Resultados Se detectaron 21 proteínas que mostraban una intensidad de expresión diferente entre las seis localizaciones anatómicas y 14 entre las capas superficial y profunda de una misma región. Entre las proteínas identificadas se incluyen: vimentina (proteína estructural); proteínas “heat-shock” (HSPs), superóxido-dismutasa, (estrés/chaperoninas); proteína fijadora de ácidos grasos 4 (FABP-4) y alfa-enolasa (metabolismo lipídico y de los hidratos de carbono, respectivamente) y ATP-sintetasa (producción de energía). Entre las regiones estudiadas, el TAB-Sc dorsal mostraba un perfil proteómico particular, con menor expresión de proteínas implicadas en la producción de energía y metabolismo (ATP-sintetasa, alfa-enolasa, HSPs y FABP-4) que el resto de regiones. Conclusiones Los niveles de expresión de diversas proteínas en el TAB-Sc humano no son homogéneos, difiriendo entre localizaciones anatómicas. Esto sugiere la existencia de diferencias funcionales en el TAB-Sc de acuerdo con su localización anatómica, lo que debe considerarse antes de asumir la extrapolación de los datos derivados del TAB-Sc de una determinada localización al de otras partes de la anatomía. PMID:23228439

  3. Development and Analysis of a Global, Terrestrial Sensible Heat Flux Dataset

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    Siemann, A.; Coccia, G.; Chaney, N.; Wood, E. F.

    2014-12-01

    Energy exchange between the atmosphere and the Earth's surface is manifested through sensible and latent heat turbulent fluxes, with their mean states and variability central features of regional climate. Estimating these fluxes using global data sets and understanding their variability is still unresolved but is a central focus of WCRP's Global Energy and Water Exchange (GEWEX) Data Assessment Panel (GDAP) through the LandFlux activities. In recent years, LandFlux has made progress developing terrestrial latent heat data sets, but the progress developing a consistent, multi-decadal sensible heat product has been limited by challenges such as the poorly measured surface temperature gradient and the parameterization of the aerodynamic resistance. While wind and surface roughness control the turbulent transfer of heat, stable boundary layer conditions offer additional challenges. GDAP strives for satellite and input consistency across the data sets. For the sensible heat data product, this manifests itself primarily in the land surface temperature (LST) (being consistent with the High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) observations). Due to its sparse coverage (swath and cloud-contamination), a HIRS-consistent, hourly, global, 0.5 degree resolution LST dataset for clear and cloudy conditions (1979 to 2009) is developed through merging of the NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) estimates with HIRS retrievals, which are validated against the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN)-based LST. The surface air temperature is estimated by adding the temperature gradient from CFSR to the HIRS-consistent LST data product, and validated against ~10,000 surface stations. The aerodynamic resistance is based on optimized values at 70 global FluxNet towers and extended globally through an objective analysis with land cover and climate covariates. These products are used to form a global terrestrial, hourly, 0.5 degree spatial resolution sensible heat dataset. The spatial, seasonal, and inter-annual variability of the dataset is presented. The sensible heat flux is combined with the LandFlux latent heat estimates and the surface radiation budget ver. 3 (SRB-3) to assess the space-time variability in the combined surface fluxes (e.g. Bowen ratio) as well as budget closure.

  4. Aircraft- and tower-based fluxes of carbon dioxide, latent, and sensible heat

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    Desjardins, R.L.; Hart, R.L.; Macpherson, J.I.; Schuepp, P.H.; Verma, S.B. Argonne National Lab., IL National Research Council of Canada, Flight Research Lab., Ottawa McGill Univ., Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Nebraska Univ., Lincoln )

    1992-11-01

    Fluxes of carbon dioxide, water vapor, and sensible heat obtained over a grassland ecosystem, during the First International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Field Experiment (FIFE), using an aircraft- and two tower-based systems are compared for several days in 1987 and in 1989. The tower-based cospectral estimates of CO2, sensible heat, water vapor, and momentum, expressed as a function of wavenumber K times sampling height z, are relatively similar to the aircraft-based estimates for K x z greater than 0.1. A measurable contribution to the fluxes is observed by tower-based systems at K x z less than 0.01 but not by the aircraft-based system operating at an altitude of approximately 100 m over a 15 x 15 km area. Using all available simultaneous aircraft and tower data, flux estimates by both systems were shown to be highly correlated. As expected from the spatial variations of the greenness index, surface extrapolation of airborne flux estimates tended to lie between those of the two tower sites. The average fluxes obtained, on July 11, 1987, and August 4, 1989, by flying a grid pattern over the FIFE site agreed with the two tower data sets for CO2, but sensible and latent heat were smaller than those obtained by the tower-based systems. However, in general, except for a small underestimation due to the long wavelength contributions and due to flux divergence with height, the differences between the aircraft- and tower-based surface estimates of fluxes appear to be mainly attributable to differences in footprint, that is, differences in the area contributing to the surface flux estimates. 21 refs.

  5. Sensible Heat Flux Estimation over the FIFE Site by Neural Networks.

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    Abareshi, Behzad; Schuepp, Peter H.

    1998-04-01

    Observations from the First ISLSCP (International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project) Field Experiment (FIFE) showed that it is difficult to estimate the sensible heat flux from routinely observed environmental parameters. This study, therefore, explores the use of backpropagation neural networks to elucidate the link between sensible heat flux on the one hand and horizontal wind speed, air temperature, radiometric surface temperature, net radiation, and time on the other. Data collected over the FIFE site in 1987 and 1989 were used for network training and validation. Networks trained on part of the data from a narrow range of space-time coordinates performed well over the other part, with error (rms divided by mean of observations) values as low as 0.24. This indicates the potential in neural networks for linking sensible heat flux to routinely measured meteorological variables and variables amenable to remote sensing. When the networks were tested with data from other space-times, performance varied from good to poor (average error values around 1.27), depending on the degree of similarity between the training and validation datasets in terms of parameters not explicitly included in the training set. Poor predictive performance was primarily associated with the lack of input variables parameterizing canopy morphology and soil moisture, indicating that such variables should be incorporated in the design of future networks intended for large-scale applications. Observations also showed that an underparameterized network cannot be made more general by expanding the size of the training dataset. These findings have repercussions on the potential to derive energy and moisture balance estimates from standard meteorological and satellite-based remote sensing observations.

  6. Tactile, thermal and pain sensibility in burned patients with and without chronic pain and paresthesia problems.

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    Malenfant, A; Forget, R; Amsel, R; Papillon, J; Frigon, J Y; Choinire, M

    1998-09-01

    Abnormal return of cutaneous sensibility is common after burn injuries and many patients complain of painful and/or paresthetic sensations in their healed wounds. However, little is known about the exact nature and severity of these problems. The present study was designed to provide a quantitative evaluation of the cutaneous sensibility in burned patients. Tactile, thermal and pain thresholds were measured in 121 patients with healed burns paired-matched to 121 control healthy subjects more than 18 months after the burns. Testing was confined to both upper limbs and was performed in a healed burn area and its contralateral burned or unburned counterpart. The tested sites were also divided into symptomatic and asymptomatic ones, depending on the presence or not of pain or paresthesia at the site. The results showed significantly higher sensory thresholds in burned patients than control subjects. Severity of the deficits of the various sensory modalities was, however, a function of burn depth. Deep burn injuries which had required skin grafts to heal were more seriously affected than superficial burns which had healed spontaneously. Significant sensory losses were found not only in burn sites but also in the non-injured areas suggesting changes in the central nervous system. When symptomatic and asymptomatic sites were compared, significant deficits were observed in the tactile modality (touch-pressure). Other significant predictors of chronic sensory problems were burn depth and patients' age. Pathophysiological mechanisms of diminished sensibility in burned and unburned skin as long as several years after the injury are discussed along with those implicated in pain and paresthesia problems reported by the patients. PMID:9808349

  7. A wind-driven, hybrid latent and sensible heat coastal polynya off Barrow, Alaska

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    Hirano, Daisuke; Fukamachi, Yasushi; Watanabe, Eiji; Ohshima, Kay I.; Iwamoto, Katsushi; Mahoney, Andrew R.; Eicken, Hajo; Simizu, Daisuke; Tamura, Takeshi

    2016-01-01

    The nature of the Barrow Coastal Polynya (BCP), which forms episodically off the Alaska coast in winter, is examined using mooring data, atmospheric reanalysis data, and satellite-derived sea-ice concentration and production data. We focus on oceanographic conditions such as water mass distribution and ocean current structure beneath the BCP. Two moorings were deployed off Barrow, Alaska in the northeastern Chukchi Sea from August 2009 to July 2010. For sea-ice season from December to May, a characteristic sequence of five events associated with the BCP has been identified; (1) dominant northeasterly wind parallel to the Barrow Canyon, with an offshore component off Barrow, (2) high sea-ice production, (3) upwelling of warm and saline Atlantic Water beneath the BCP, (4) strong up-canyon shear flow associated with displaced density surfaces due to the upwelling, and (5) sudden suppression of ice growth. A baroclinic current structure, established after the upwelling, caused enhanced vertical shear and corresponding vertical mixing. The mixing event and open water formation occurred simultaneously, once sea-ice production had stopped. Thus, mixing events accompanied by ocean heat flux from the upwelled warm water into the surface layer played an important role in formation/maintenance of the open water area (i.e., sensible heat polynya). The transition from a latent to a sensible heat polynya is well reproduced by a high-resolution pan-Arctic ice-ocean model. We propose that the BCP, previously considered to be a latent heat polynya, is a wind-driven hybrid latent and sensible heat polynya, with both features caused by the same northeasterly wind.

  8. Aircraft- and tower-based fluxes of carbon dioxide, latent, and sensible heat

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    Desjardins, R. L.; Hart, R. L.; Macpherson, J. I.; Schuepp, P. H.; Verma, S. B.

    1992-01-01

    Fluxes of carbon dioxide, water vapor, and sensible heat obtained over a grassland ecosystem, during the First International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Field Experiment (FIFE), using an aircraft- and two tower-based systems are compared for several days in 1987 and in 1989. The tower-based cospectral estimates of CO2, sensible heat, water vapor, and momentum, expressed as a function of wavenumber K times sampling height z, are relatively similar to the aircraft-based estimates for K x z greater than 0.1. A measurable contribution to the fluxes is observed by tower-based systems at K x z less than 0.01 but not by the aircraft-based system operating at an altitude of approximately 100 m over a 15 x 15 km area. Using all available simultaneous aircraft and tower data, flux estimates by both systems were shown to be highly correlated. As expected from the spatial variations of the greenness index, surface extrapolation of airborne flux estimates tended to lie between those of the two tower sites. The average fluxes obtained, on July 11, 1987, and August 4, 1989, by flying a grid pattern over the FIFE site agreed with the two tower data sets for CO2, but sensible and latent heat were smaller than those obtained by the tower-based systems. However, in general, except for a small underestimation due to the long wavelength contributions and due to flux divergence with height, the differences between the aircraft- and tower-based surface estimates of fluxes appear to be mainly attributable to differences in footprint, that is, differences in the area contributing to the surface flux estimates.

  9. Evaluation of the profile and the resistance method for estimation of surface fluxes of momentum, sensible and latent heat

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    Jacovides, C.; Kerkides, P.; Papaioannou, G.; Smith, F. B.

    1992-06-01

    Hourly lysimetric and micrometeorological data taken over a grass surface at the Meteorological Research Unit, Cardington U.K. have been analysed. A temperature difference and measurements of wind speed at only one height, combined with an independently estimated effective roughness length allowed sensible heat and momentum fluxes determination by the profile method on an hourly basis. The estimates are compared with direct measurements of sensible heat and friction velocity obtained by the eddy correlation method. The sensible and latent heat fluxes are also modelled by the resistance method. Equations based on the MoninObukhov similarity theory are used to account for stability effects through various forms of parameterization Aerodynamic and surface resistances, necessary for the PenmanMonteith equation are calculated from routinely measured meteorological data. The profile method for estimation of sensible heat flux and friction velocity is found to work excellently on the discussed daytime experimental data which correspond mainly to near neutral or slightly unstable conditions. Surface latent and sensible heat fluxes can also be described very well by the resistance method. A slightly better estimate of the sensible heat flux is achieved when stability corrections are taken into account. On the contrary Penman-Monteith equation for estimating latent heat flux is insensitive to adjustments for atmospheric stability. The comparison of the various methods leads to the establishment of empirical relationships which correlate various quantities such as soil heat flux, resistances, evapotranspiration etc. to routinely measured meteorological data.

  10. Convective boundary layer budgets of moisture and sensible heat over an unstressed prairie

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    Grossman, Robert L.

    1992-01-01

    An evaluation of convective boundary layer budgets of sensible heat and moisture were examined for two days over the unstressed vegetation of the tallgrass Konza National Prairie. In addition to the budget evaluation the study had these goals: to estimate the area-average surface fluxes and compare them to independent, ground-based measurements, to estimate the near surface evaporative fraction, and to compare different evaluations of the ratio of surface to inversion fluxes, i.e., the entrainment parameter. The budget analyses indicate that vertical and horizontal advection were significant terms in the budget and cannot be ignored.

  11. Optimized sensible heat storage systems for application to solar dynamic power generation

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    Denner, W. J.; Fritzsche, A. A.; Jany, P.

    1989-08-01

    The transient behavior of a sensible heat storage system is investigated numerically. With a counterflow scheme and a matrix of BeO-spheres, a thermal efficiency of 98.5 percent and almost constant fluid outlet temperature during 85 percent of discharge time are obtained, proving the potential of this storage alternative for application to solar dynamic power generation in space. Some preliminary results of the overall system simulation, comprising the storage, induced transient behavior of turbine, radiator etc. indicate that the electrical power output can be kept constant within a few percent.

  12. Chemical translation: the case of Robert Boyle's experiments on sensible qualities.

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    Cecon, Kleber

    2011-04-01

    The purpose of this work is to translate some of Robert Boyle's chemical experiments into the terms of modern chemistry. Most of the reactions involve sensible qualities, since there are on it considerable helpful tracking descriptions like heating, hissing, colour changing, etc. For a long time in the history of science, this procedure was seen as an exercise in anachronism which should be avoided at all costs. Recently many scholars have demonstrated that chemical translation can assist with historical work instead of causing confusion, and it may be very useful as a tool for the history of chemistry and for reproducing past chemical experiments. PMID:21688697

  13. Surface renewal analysis to obtain sensible heat flux in rice, maize and soybean canopies

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    Maruyama, A.; Paw U, K.; Snyder, R. L.

    2013-12-01

    The thermal environment in the plant canopy affects plants' growth processes such as flowering and ripening. High temperatures often cause grain sterility and poor filling, and reduce crop production in tropical and temperate regions. With global warming predicted, these effects have become a major concern worldwide. In this study, surface renewal analysis, which is a novel method for estimating scalar fluxes, was applied to rice, maize and soybean canopies to understand the dynamics of sensible heat in crop canopies. Surface renewal analysis has advantages of (1) lower cost of equipment, (2) a shorter fetch requirement and (3) less disturbance in the field. The temperature of the atmosphere (T) at multiple heights was measured at 10 Hz with fine-wire thermocouples to calculate sensible heat flux (H) from the ramp pattern of T. Variations in H determined from the T measurements at canopy top was from -80 to 120 Wm-2 for rice, and it showed reasonable diurnal variation. However, H values determined from the T measurements within the canopies were smaller because of differences in temperature ramp frequency with height. These results suggest that not all turbulent structures penetrate deeply into canopies. The results for rice, maize and soybean canopies will be presented at the meeting.

  14. Determination of Turbulent Sensible Heat Flux over a Coastal Maritime Area Using a Large Aperture Scintillometer

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    Lee, Sang-Hyun

    2015-11-01

    Scintillometers have been widely used in estimating the surface-layer sensible heat flux (Q_H) over natural and urban surfaces, but their application over water bodies is rare. Here, a large aperture scintillometer (LAS) was deployed over a coastal maritime area (`a beach') with an optical path distance of 1 km to investigate LAS capability in estimating the sensible heat fluxes. The measurements were conducted for clear days in the cold season, characterized by a warmer sea surface than the overlying air throughout the studied days. The LAS-derived Q_H showed a significant diurnal variability of 10-150 W m^{-2} at the coastal site, and it was found that local thermal advection and tidal change at the site largely influenced the diurnal variability. A series of sensitivity tests indicated that the uncertainty in the LAS-derived Q_H was less than 11 %, except when De Bruin's similarity function was used. The overall results demonstrate that the LAS system can detect the magnitude and variability of the turbulent heat exchange at the coastal site with high temporal resolution, suggesting its usefulness for estimating Q_H in the coastal maritime environment.

  15. A new method for estimation of sensible heat flux from air temperature

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    Wang, Jingfeng; Bras, Rafael L.

    1998-09-01

    A new method has been proposed for estimating sensible heat flux from single-level measurement of air temperature. When turbulent transfer of heat in the lower atmosphere over a homogeneous surface is modeled by a one-dimensional diffusion equation with a constant diffusivity, heat flux can be expressed as a weighted average (half-order derivative) of the time history of air temperature. This formula provides an approximate solution of the diffusion equation where the (eddy) diffusivity characterizing the turbulent flow is not constant. Eddy diffusivity has been formulated based on Monin-Obukhov similarity theory with Businger-Dyer stability functions or determined by an empirical equation. The knowledge of surface parameters including friction velocity sometimes is needed to apply this method. The method was tested against observations collected during two field experiments, FIFE and ABRACOS. The close agreement between the estimated sensible heat flux and observations suggests that this novel approach is a potentially powerful tool in evaluating the energy balance at the land surface.

  16. Tubular cross talk in acute kidney injury: a story of sense and sensibility.

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    El-Achkar, Tarek M; Dagher, Pierre C

    2015-06-15

    The mammalian kidney is an organ composed of numerous functional units or nephrons. Beyond the filtering glomerulus of each nephron, various tubular segments with distinct populations of epithelial cells sequentially span the kidney from cortex to medulla. The highly organized folding of the tubules results in a spatial distribution that allows intimate contact between various tubular subsegments. This unique arrangement can promote a newly recognized type of horizontal epithelial-to-epithelial cross talk. In this review, we discuss the importance of this tubular cross talk in shaping the response of the kidney to acute injury in a sense and sensibility model. We propose that injury-resistant tubules such as S1 proximal segments and thick ascending limbs (TAL) can act as "sensors" and thus modulate the responsiveness or "sensibility" of the S2-S3 proximal segments to injury. We also discuss new findings that highlight the importance of tubular cross talk in regulating homeostasis and inflammation not only in the kidney, but also systemically. PMID:25877507

  17. Estimation of sensible heat, water vapor, and CO2 fluxes using the flux-variance method

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    Hsieh, Cheng-I.; Lai, Mei-Chun; Hsia, Yue-Joe; Chang, Tsang-Jung

    2008-07-01

    This study investigated the flux-variance relationships of temperature, humidity, and CO2, and examined the performance of using this method for predicting sensible heat (H), water vapor (LE), and CO2 fluxes (FCO2) with eddy-covariance measured flux data at three different ecosystems: grassland, paddy rice field, and forest. The H and LE estimations were found to be in good agreement with the measurements over the three fields. The prediction accuracy of LE could be improved by around 15% if the predictions were obtained by the flux-variance method in conjunction with measured sensible heat fluxes. Moreover, the paddy rice field was found to be a special case where water vapor follows flux-variance relation better than heat does. However, the CO2 flux predictions were found to vary from poor to fair among the three sites. This is attributed to the complicated CO2 sources and sinks distribution. Our results also showed that heat and water vapor were transported with the same efficiency above the grassland and rice paddy. For the forest, heat was transported 20% more efficiently than evapotranspiration.

  18. Development of a new thermal environment meter responding both to sensible and latent heat fluxes

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    Mendes, J. C. A. F.; Gameiro da Silva, M. C.

    2004-05-01

    A new thermal environment meter, simultaneously sensible to the various heat and mass transfer phenomena that participate in the human body thermal balance was developed. Relative to the existing heated sensors that simulate only the sensible heat processes, it adds the capability of evaluating also the effect of evaporative heat losses. It has an ellipsoid shape and is made of ceramic material with porous characteristics to allow the appearance of a uniform humid layer on its external surface. It behaves like a person who adjusts his metabolic rate to ensure a constant deep-body temperature. The inner volume of the sensor is filled with water that is heated to a temperature similar to the deep-body temperature of a person. Evaluation of a given environment is derived after the measured values of the electrical power required to keep the water temperature constant and the loss of weight due to water evaporation on the external surface of the sensor. The developed sensor responds to the same heat transfer mechanisms (convection, radiation, conduction and evaporation), but acts as a type of person who would adjust his metabolic rate in order to keep the deep-body temperature at a constant value whatever the environmental conditions. The calibration of the sensor response, in terms of the standard effective temperature index, was carried out, which makes it a very useful tool for the characterization of thermal environments, especially those where the thermal regulation system needs to use the sweating mechanism.

  19. An analysis of turbulent sensible heat fluxes within a heterogeneous black spruce boreal forest in Alaska

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    Starkenburg, Derek

    Turbulent sensible heat fluxes within the heterogeneous canopy of a black spruce boreal forest in Interior Alaska are evaluated at three different scales in order to assess their spatial variability, and to determine the feasibility of upscaling locally measured flux values to the landscape scale for modeling applications and climate studies. The first evaluation is performed locally at a single micrometeorological tower in an area of the boreal forest with a mean canopy height of 4.7 m. The data were taken across winter, spring and summer of 2012 from two sonic anemometers, one below the canopy at 3 m above ground, and one above the canopy at 12 m above ground. A multiresolution analysis is used to isolate coherent structures from the turbulent temperature time series at both instruments. When mean global statistics of coherent structures are analyzed at the two levels independently, results show an average of 8 structures per period, a mean duration of 85 s, and a mean sensible heat flux contribution of 48%. A spectral version of the Stokes parameters is applied to the turbulent horizontal wind components to show that 31% of the coherent turbulent structures detected at 12 m, and 13% at 3 m, may be complicated by canopy waves due to the prevalence of stable flows at this high latitude location. The second evaluation quantifies differences in turbulent sensible heat fluxes horizontally between two micrometeorological towers 600 m apart, one in a denser canopy (DC) and the other in a sparser canopy (SC), but under approximately similar atmospheric boundary layer conditions. Results show that SC is 3 C cooler and more stably stratified than DC during nighttime. This suggests that changes in the height and density of the canopy impact local temperature and stability regimes. Most importantly, the sensible heat flux at DC is greater during midday periods, with that difference exceeding 30% of the measured flux and over 30 W m-2 in magnitude more than 60% of the time. The third evaluation compares locally measured sensible heat fluxes from a sonic anemometer atop a 24 m micrometeorological tower to those derived from a large aperture scintillometer (LAS) whose beam is centered near the tower at an average height of 36 m above ground, and over a path length of 1423 m. This analysis focuses on unstable daytime periods from June, July and August of 2013. The daytime is defined as 0700-2000 Alaska Standard Time, since local sensible heat flux values derived from the sonic anemometer (H EC) are robust (above 50 W m-2) during this time, and since this time also agrees with the minima in the mean diurnal pattern of Cn2 from the LAS. For daytime periods with robust sensible heat flux values, HEC and the large-scale flux from the LAS (HLAS) correlate with R2 = 0.68, while H EC captures about 82% of HLAS on average. The magnitude of HEC and HLAS are both strongly sensitive to incoming solar radiation, with HLAS having a better correlation and regression slope, suggesting that the local measurements are adjusting also to surface and/or flow conditions above the heterogeneous canopy. Evaluation of the magnitude of the ratio of HEC/HLAS for days with varying amounts of solar radiation suggests that while radiation affects the magnitude of HEC and HLAS independently, it does not affect their ratio. For daytime periods with lower fluxes (HEC between 10 and 50 W m-2), HEC captures about 69% of HLAS on average. However, local and large-scale fluxes during this low flux regime correlate poorly with incoming solar radiation (R2 = 0.42 for HLAS and R2 = 0.15 for HEC), and with one another (R2 = 0.27), suggesting that local heterogeneities are not well-integrated into the large-scale flux. Therefore, low flux periods should be considered separately for the purposes of upscaling local to landscape scale flux values in the boreal forest. For the high flux regime, a finer resolution of upscaling can be provided based on the mean diurnal pattern of HEC/HLAS and the Obukhov length (L). Namely, as the boundary layer becomes less unstable in late

  20. The relationship between Indian monsoon precipitation along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway and differences in sensible heat flux

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    Wen, L.; Yao, T.; Li, D.; Tian, L.; Ma, W.

    2007-01-01

    Sensible heat flux greatly influences the Indian monsoon. In this study, we calculated sensible heat flux time-series for 12 sites over the western Tibetan Plateau using Price and Dunne's formula and adjusting the stability function. The time-series were derived from the field observations from the GEWEX Asian Monsoon Experiment (GAME)/Tibet programme under the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX). This paper demonstrates that monthly sensible heat fluxes show strong correlations with corresponding precipitation, and that the correlation coefficients increase with precipitation amount. The preceding winter and spring solid precipitation (snowfall and resulting snowpack) can also influence sensible heat flux in May, but the situation is complex. The correlations between heat flux and snowfall at Amdo, Naqu, and Lhasa are negative, but they are positive at Gaize (also known as Gerze) and Dingri. There is a significant relationship between how the variations from the mean calculated heat fluxes at Amdo differ from those at Rikaze, or Dingri, Cuona and Longzi, and their respective June-September precipitation amounts. This phenomenon may result from changes in circulation. When the sensible heat fluxes are above average north of the influence of the Indian monsoon and below average to the south, the summer monsoon circulation develops early and with greater intensity and precipitation, and vice versa. Copyright

  1. Turbulent Sensible Heat Flux in ?d? Obtained from Scintillometer Measuerments - Comparison of Free and Mix Algorithms

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    Zieli?ski, Mariusz; Fortuniak, Krzysztof; Pawlak, W?odzimierz

    2012-01-01

    The primary aim of this paper was to present the results of turbulent sensible heat flux (QH) measurements with Scintillometer Scintec BLS900 (LAS). The theoretical background of scintillation method has been presented as well as two different ways of sensible heat flux computation from LAS. The measurements presented here were conducted from April to December 2011. Diurnal and partially annual variability of QH has been analyzed, moreover the mean diurnal course of QH in considered months has been prepared. In order to choose the optimal method of QH computation from LAS the results obtained with three different Monin-Obuchov similarity theory functions as well as free convection assumption has been compared. In first case it has been proved that sensible heat flux differs significantly depending on chosen universal function. In turn in case of free convection assumptions it has been revealed that it is valid only for very unstable conditions. Therefore it does not apply to long-time heat flux measurement in case of ?d?. Nevertheless, this study has shown that scintillation method is valuable and reasonable source of path-averaged QH estimates in considered city. G?wnym celem pracy by?a prezentacja wynikw pomiarw turbulencyjnego strumienia ciep?a jawnego (QH) w ?odzi za pomoc? scyntylometru Scintec BLS900. Przedstawione zosta?y za?o?enia teoretyczne metody scyntylacyjnej, jak rwnie? metody wyznaczania strumienia ciep?a jawnego za pomoc? scyntylometru. Pomiary obejmowa?y okres od kwietnia do grudnia 2011 roku. Przeanalizowano dobow? oraz cz??ciowo roczn? zmienno?? QH, wyznaczaj?c przy tym ?rednie dobowe jego przebiegi dla poszczeglnych miesi?cy. W celu wyznaczenia optymalnej metody estymacji QH z pomiarw scyntylometrycznych porwnano wyniki uzyskane przy wykorzystaniu trzech r?nych funkcji uniwersalnych teorii podobie?stwa Monina- Obuchova, jak rwnie? przybli?enia dla swobodnej konwekcji. W pierwszym przypadku wykazano, i? strumieni ciep?a jawnego w znacznym stopniu r?ni si?, w zale?no?ci od zastosowanej funkcji uniwersalnej. Z kolei za?o?enie swobodnej konwekcji w ?odzi sprawdza si? jedynie w przypadku silnie chwiejnej warstwy granicznej. Ponadto wykazano, i? w przypadku ?odzi metoda scyntylacyjna stanowi wiarygodn? alternatyw? wyznaczania strumieni turbulencyjnych.

  2. A Wind-Driven, Hybrid Latent and Sensible Heat Coastal Polynya at Barrow, Alaska

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    Hirano, D.; Fukamachi, Y.; Watanabe, E.; Iwamoto, K.; Mahoney, A. R.; Eicken, H.; Shimizu, D.; Ohshima, K. I.; Tamura, T.

    2014-12-01

    The nature of the Barrow Coastal Polynya (BCP) formed off the Alaska Coast in winter is examined using mooring data (temperature, salinity, and ocean current), atmospheric re-analysis data (ERA-Interim), and AMSR-E-derived sea-ice concentration and production data (Iwamoto et al., 2014). Previously, the BCP has been considered to be a latent heat polynya formed by predominantly offshore winds resulting in sea-ice divergence. Recently, it has been suggested that the sea-ice production rate in the BCP is suppressed by warm Pacific- or Atlantic-origin waters distributed beneath the BCP (e.g. Itoh et al., 2012). In this study, we focus on the oceanographic conditions such as water mass distribution and ocean current structure beneath the BCP, which have not been fully documented. A mooring was deployed off Barrow, Alaska in the northeast Chukchi Sea (71.23N, 157.65W, water depth 55 m) from August 2009 to July 2010. During the freeze-up period from December to May, five BCP events occurred in the same manner; 1) dominant wind parallel to Barrow Canyon, with an offshore component near Barrow, 2) high sea-ice production followed by sudden cessation of ice growth, 3) upwelling of warm (>2 K above freezing point) and saline (>34) Atlantic Water (AW) beneath the BCP, 4) strong up-canyon flow (>100cm/s) associated with density fluctuations. A baroclinic current structure, established after the upwelling, resulted in enhanced vertical shear, promoting vertical mixing. The mixing event and open water formation occurred simultaneously, once sea-ice production had stopped. Thus, mixing events accompanied by ocean heat flux from AW into the surface layer were likely to form/maintain the open water area that is a sensible heat polynya. The transition from a latent to a sensible heat polynya was well reproduced by a pan-Arctic ice-ocean model (COCO). We propose that the BCP is a hybrid latent and sensible heat polynya, with both processes driven by the same offshore wind.

  3. Eddy covariance measurements of sensible and latent heat flux over snow in complex alpine terrain

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    Lehning, M.; Gromke, C.

    2011-12-01

    An eddy covariance system for measuring vertical fluxes of sensible / latent heat and momentum over snow was set up in summer 2011 at the Weissfluhjoch field site close to Davos in the Swiss Alps at 2450 m a.s.l. The field site itself is located on a flat part of a south-east facing slope which is imbedded in complex alpine terrain with nearby mountain ridges overtopping the study plot by ~ 100 - 200 m on the three remaining sides. The final objectives of the eddy covariance measurements are twofold. Firstly, to investigate the air-surface exchange of sensible / latent heat and relate it to the local boundary layer structure given the fact that diverse footprints will play a role depending on wind and stability and secondly, to estimate the turbulent flux contributions to the snow pack energy budget, which ultimately drive the snow metamorphism (Stoessel et al. 2010). Here we present the eddy covariance data collected within 5 months of the winter season 2010/2011 in a primarily methodological framework. The eddy covariance measurements are analysed as to the implications of different data quality assurance and processing methods on sensible / latent heat flux estimates. In particular, the effects are investigated of (i) mean wind speed, turbulence intensity and well developed turbulence, (ii) stationarity and averaging intervals, and (iii) despiking, detrending and spectral correction algorithms. The methodological study is motivated by the fact that most investigations of this type have been performed for grasslands or forested landscapes in homogeneous terrain at low altitude sites in moderate or warm climates rather than for snow covered surfaces at complex alpine sites. However, due to considerable differences in ambient conditions between these types of sites, it appears advisable to pursue a critical analysis of the effect of different data quality assurance and processing methods on flux estimates and to establish specific rules for such sites (e.g. Reba et al. 2009). Beyond the methodological study, first results are presented which show that a few characteristic boundary layer developments cover most of the situations at the site and relate to typical scenarios of snow surface energy and mass exchange such as surface hoar formation, sublimation or intensive melt.

  4. Effects of dynamic heat fluxes on model climate sensitivity Meridional sensible and latent heat fluxes

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    Gutowski, W. J., Jr.; Wang, W.-C.; Stone, P. H.

    1985-01-01

    The high- and low-latitude radiative-dynamic (HLRD) climatic model of Wang et al. (1984) was used to study the effect of meridional heat (MH) fluxes on climate changes caused by increases of CO2 abundance and solar constant variations. However, the empirical MH parameterization of the HLRD model was replaced by physically based parameterization, which gives separate meridional sensible and latent heat fluxes and provides a complete representation of the dependence of the flux on the mean temperature field. Both parameterization methods yielded about the same changes in global mean surface temperature and ice line, and both produced only small changes in meridional temperature gradient, although the latter were even smaller with the physically based parameterizations. At any latitude, the hemispheric mean surface temperature, rather than MH fluxes, dominates the surface temperature changes.

  5. Parameterization of eddy sensible heat transports in a zonally averaged dynamic model of the atmosphere

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    Genthon, Christophe; Le Treut, Herve; Sadourny, Robert; Jouzel, Jean

    1990-01-01

    A Charney-Branscome based parameterization has been tested as a way of representing the eddy sensible heat transports missing in a zonally averaged dynamic model (ZADM) of the atmosphere. The ZADM used is a zonally averaged version of a general circulation model (GCM). The parameterized transports in the ZADM are gaged against the corresponding fluxes explicitly simulated in the GCM, using the same zonally averaged boundary conditions in both models. The Charney-Branscome approach neglects stationary eddies and transient barotropic disturbances and relies on a set of simplifying assumptions, including the linear appoximation, to describe growing transient baroclinic eddies. Nevertheless, fairly satisfactory results are obtained when the parameterization is performed interactively with the model. Compared with noninteractive tests, a very efficient restoring feedback effect between the modeled zonal-mean climate and the parameterized meridional eddy transport is identified.

  6. Evaluation of scintillometery measurements of fluxes of momentum and sensible heat in the roughness sublayer

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    Sugawara, Hirofumi; Inagaki, Atsushi; Roth, Matthias; Kanda, Manabu

    2015-08-01

    Scintillometer measurements of turbulent fluxes of momentum and sensible heat in the roughness sublayer over a regular array of cubes in an outdoor environment were tested with direct measurement from sonic anemometers. The dissipation rate, ?, and temperature structure parameter, C T 2 , obtained from the scintillometer agreed well with those from four sonic anemometers located along the scintillometer path. The fluxes measured by the scintillometer also corresponded well to those from the line-averaged eddy covariance approach, although this agreement was greatly influenced by the choice of the zero-plane displacement length and the form of the similarity function used in the scintillometer software. A guide for choosing the appropriate similarity function for the urban roughness sublayer is proposed.

  7. Land-surface water vapor and sensible heat flux: Spatial variability, homogeneity, and measurement scales

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    Brutsaert, Wilfried

    1998-10-01

    Available methods to determine the sensible and latent heat fluxes from the Earth's land surfaces are still relatively imprecise; this is due primarily to the inherent irregularity of the turbulent transport mechanisms and also to the pronounced variability of most natural land surfaces. While great progress has been made in the study of turbulence, until recently, surface variability has received relatively little attention in this context. Some thoughts are provided on approaching this issue by focusing on the stochastic structure of the land surface within the framework of homogeneous, i.e., stationary, random functions. In addition, suggestions are made regarding the likely applicability of classical concepts by relating the relevant scales of surface variability structure to those characterizing turbulent transport in the atmospheric boundary layer.

  8. Simulation of Atmospheric Dispersion of a Radioactive Plume Including Sensible Heat

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    Hope, E.P., Ades, M.J.

    1997-12-31

    A postulated fire scenario in a Savannah River Site (SRS) laboratory facility could result in release of radioactive materials to the environment.The Technology Center is located in the general proximity of the site boundary.The relatively short distance to potential off- site receptors makes it important to consider the effects of plume rise and the effects of the sensible heat of the escaping combustion products. The potential consequences from the airborne release are calculated with the MACCS, Version 1.5.11.1, computer code. Calculation of atmospheric dispersion without consideration of plume rise results in a monotonically decreasing dose response. When the plume rise is modeled in the dose calculation, the results show that the cloud touchdown point and the location of highest off-site dose do not follow a monotonically decreasing pattern.

  9. Performance improvement studies in a solar greenhouse drier using sensible heat storage materials

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    Ayyappan, S.; Mayilsamy, K.; Sreenarayanan, V. V.

    2015-04-01

    Experiments were conducted in a natural convection solar greenhouse dryer using different sensible heat storage materials (concrete, sand and rock-bed) in order to study their thermal performance. For both sand and rock-bed, 4? thickness was found to be optimum as it provides better drying environment both during day and night. The dryer reduced the moisture content of coconuts from 52 (w.b.) to 7 % (w.b.) using concrete as heat storage material in 78 h saving 55 % of drying time compared to open sun drying which takes 174 h for reducing the moisture content to the same level. The sand took 66 h saving 62 % of drying time whereas rock-bed took only 53 h thereby saving 69 % of drying time compared to open sun drying. The efficiency of the dryer was found to be 9.5, 11 and 11.65 % using concrete, sand and rock-bed respectively.

  10. Thermoeconomic optimization of sensible heat thermal storage for cogenerated waste-to-energy recovery

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    Abdul-Razzak, H.A.; Porter, R.W.

    1995-10-01

    This paper investigates the feasibility of employing thermal storage for cogenerated waste-to-energy recovery such as using mass-burning water-wall incinerators and topping steam turbines. Sensible thermal storage is considered in rectangular cross-sectioned channels through which is passed unused process steam at 1,307 kPa/250 C (175 psig/482 F) during the storage period and feedwater at 1,307 kPa/102 C (175 psig/216 F) during the recovery period. In determining the optimum storage configuration, it is found that the economic feasibility is a function of mass and specific heat of the material and surface area of the channel as well as cost of material and fabrication. Economic considerations included typical cash flows of capital charges, energy revenues, operation and maintenance, and income taxes. Cast concrete is determined to be a potentially attractive storage medium.

  11. ¿Cómo puede usted contribuir a la investigación médica? Done su sangre, sus tejidos y otras muestras

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    Explica la importancia de la donación de tejidos, responde a posibles preocupaciones y anima a los pacientes a que hablen con sus proveedores de cuidados para la salud acerca de la donación de muestras biológicas.

  12. Sensible method for updating motif instances in an increased biological network.

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    Kim, W Y; Kurmar, S

    2015-07-15

    A network motif is defined as an over-represented subgraph pattern in a network. Network motif based techniques have been widely applied in analyses of biological networks such as transcription regulation networks (TRNs), protein-protein interaction networks (PPIs), and metabolic networks. The detection of network motifs involves the computationally expensive enumeration of subgraphs, NP-complete graph isomorphism testing, and significance testing through the generation of many random graphs to determine the statistical uniqueness of a given subgraph. These computational obstacles make network motif analysis unfeasible for many real-world applications. We observe that the fast growth of biotechnology has led to the rapid accretion of molecules (vertices) and interactions (edges) to existing biological network databases. Even with a small percentage of additions, revised networks can have a large number of differing motif instances. Currently, no existing algorithms recalculate motif instances in 'updated' networks in a practical manner. In this paper, we introduce a sensible method for efficiently recalculating motif instances by performing motif enumeration from only updated vertices and edges. Preliminary experimental results indicate that our method greatly reduces computational time by eliminating the repeated enumeration of overlapped subgraph instances detected in earlier versions of the network. The software program implementing this algorithm, defined as SUNMI (Sensible Update of Network Motif Instances), is currently a stand-alone java program and we plan to upgrade it as a web-interactive program that will be available through http://faculty.washington.edu/kimw6/research.htm in near future. Meanwhile it is recommended to contact authors to obtain the stand-alone SUNMI program. PMID:25869675

  13. The role of individual cyclones for atmospheric latent and sensible heat transport into the European Arctic

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    Sodemann, H.; Stohl, A.

    2010-12-01

    The bulk of the atmospheric latent heat transport induced by extratropical cyclones is organized in the warm conveyor belt, also known as atmospheric rivers. In order to enhance the process understanding of atmospheric sensible and latent heat transport with these structures into the European Arctic, the magnitude and variability of the energy flux from individual cyclones in this region was studied. We applied a moisture source tracking algorithm embedded in the limited-area numerical weather prediction model (NWP) Climate High-Resolution Model (CHRM) to trace the evaporation sources and transport of water vapour from different latitude bands of the North Atlantic Ocean. September 2002 and December 2006 were chosen as initial analysis periods, since a particularly large number of cyclones (including former hurricanes) traveled within the North Atlantic storm track during these months. The main findings are that latent heat (LH) from more southerly source regions is transported at higher altitudes. Stronger storms draw latent heat from a larger area (further south), and the ensuing precipitation will hence on average originate from further south as well. Most long-range transport of LH occurs in the cold frontal bands. Individual cyclones are the main source of sub-monthly LH flux variability, and can cause up to 4-sigma variation of the mean flux. LH flux is almost permanently net positive (northward), unlike for sensible heat (SH) and other energy fluxes. Most LH that is "permanently" transferred to north of 60N in the Atlantic storm track originates from directly south of that latitude, implying on average short atmospheric moisture lifetimes, and hence a fast energy turnover. We compare these findings to results from a Lagrangian moisture tracking method based on the FLEXPART model. Remarks with regard to differences in the transport conditions of latent head in such structures along the North American West Coast and the Norwegian West Coast will be made.

  14. A comparison of the effect of different surgical gloves on objective measurement of fingertip cutaneous sensibility

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    Bucknor, A; Karthikesalingam, A; Markar, SR; Holt, PJ; Jones, I; Allen-Mersh, TG

    2010-01-01

    INTRODUCTION The prudent selection of surgical gloves can deliver significant efficiency savings. However, objective data are lacking to compare differences in cutaneous sensibility between competing gloves. Therefore, the present study examined the use of a single comparable model of sterile surgical glove from two competing providers, Gammex PF HyGrip (Ansell Limited, Red Bank, NJ, USA) with Biogel (Mlnlycke Health Care AB, Gteborg, Sweden). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Cutaneous pressure threshold, static and moving two-point discrimination were measured as indices of objective surgical glove performance in 52 blinded healthcare professionals. RESULTS The mean cutaneous pressure threshold was 0.0680 0.0923 g for skin, 0.411 0.661 g for Ansell gloves and 0.472 0.768 g for Biogel gloves. Skin was significantly more sensitive than Ansell (P< 0.0001) or Biogel (P< 0.0001) gloves (Wilcoxon signed rank test). There was no statistical difference between Biogel and Ansell gloves (P = 0.359). There was no significant difference between static or moving 2-point discrimination of skin and Ansell gloves (P= 0.556, P = 0.617; Wilcoxon signed rank test), skin and Biogel gloves (P= 0.486, P= 0.437; Wilcoxon signed rank test) or Ansell and Biogel gloves (P= 0.843, P= 0.670; Wilcoxon signed rank test). CONCLUSIONS No demonstrable objective difference was found between competing gloves in the outcome measures of cutaneous sensibility and two-point discrimination. However, a difference in subjective preference was noted. Untested factors may underlie this discrepancy, and further research should employ more sophisticated measurements of surgical performance using competing models of surgical glove. PMID:21118618

  15. Sensible and Latent Heat Exchange at the Soil Surface Beneath a Maize Canopy

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    Sauer, Thomas John

    Soil heat and vapor exchange at the soil surface beneath a plant canopy was measured using heat and vapor source plates. Data from field and laboratory experiments were used to derive equations predicting interfacial heat and vapor transfer coefficients for inclusion in an existing, comprehensive soil-plant-atmosphere model, Cupid. Heat and vapor source plates constructed of anodized aluminum (305 by 864 mm by 13 mm thick) were installed level with the soil surface within a maize (Zea mays, L.) field to provide an area of known and controllable temperature and/or vapor pressure and sensible and/or latent heat flux. Sensible heat flux density was determined from an energy budget analysis while evaporation from wetted felt fabric on one plate's surface was used to determine the latent heat flux density. Flux measurements were combined with measured temperature and vapor pressure differences to determine the interfacial transfer coefficients. Field measurements were made during all stages of canopy development and were supplemented by extensive measurements of the local microclimate. Controlled forced convection experiments were also conducted in a wind tunnel using three levels of turbulence intensity and two arrays of aluminum roughness elements to assess the effects of turbulence and surface roughness on heat and mass transfer. Measured interfacial transfer coefficients during the field experiments ranged from 2 to 30 mm s ^{-1} over wind speeds of 5 to 280 cm s^{-1} measured 3 cm above the plate surface. Equations based on dimensionless parameters were developed and fit to the wind tunnel data, compared with the field data, and incorporated into the computer model. The new transfer coefficient relationships had less scatter and were more closely correlated to within -canopy wind speed than the previous formulations. Predictions of canopy microclimate characteristics were significantly improved as compared to those predictions obtained using transfer coefficients calculated by dividing a near-surface eddy diffusivity by the thickness of the air layer nearest the soil surface.

  16. Wasted Potential: The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Supporting Safe, Sensible and Social Drinking among Students

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    Orme, Judy; Coghill, Nikki

    2014-01-01

    Setting: The United Kingdom (UK) government has acknowledged that there is a problem with excess alcohol consumption, in particular amongst young people. Higher education is an important health promotion setting in which to explore not only how sensible drinking patterns can be facilitated and embedded in students' current lifestyles but also

  17. The Views of the Classroom Teacher Candidates Related to the Environmental Science Course and the Environmental Sensibility

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    Yenice, Nilgun; Saracaloglu, A. Seda; Karacaoglu, O. Cem

    2008-01-01

    This research has been performed to determine the effects of the "Environmental Science Course" within the curriculum of Classroom Teacher Program in Education Faculty on the environmental sensibilities of the students, and the ideas of the students related to the effectiveness of their environmental education. The research has been performed on…

  18. Persistent unstable atmospheric boundary layer enhances sensible and latent heat loss in a tropical great lake: Lake Tanganyika

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    Verburg, Piet; Antenucci, Jason P.

    2010-06-01

    Energy fluxes across the surface of lakes regulate heat storage and affect the water balance. Sensible and latent heat fluxes are affected by atmospheric stability, especially for large lakes. We examined the effect of atmospheric stability on the heat fluxes on seasonal time scales at Lake Tanganyika, East Africa, by estimating hourly sensible and latent heat fluxes and net radiation using thermistor chains and meteorological stations. The atmosphere was almost always unstable, in contrast to the atmosphere above North American Great Lakes which is unstable in winter and stable in summer. Persistent atmospheric instability resulted in a 13% and 18% increase in the annual mean heat loss by latent and sensible heat fluxes, respectively, relative to conditions of neutral stability. The persistent unstable atmosphere is caused by a higher water surface temperature compared with air temperature, which we argue is the case in general in (sub)tropical lakes. Low humidity further enhanced the frequency of unstable conditions and enhanced the exchange of heat and vapor from the lake to the atmosphere. The estimated heat fluxes were sensitive to the temporal scale of data inputs and to the local values of parameters such as air density. To our knowledge this is the first paper that demonstrates and quantifies the effect of atmospheric stability on latent and sensible heat fluxes from a lake on an annual basis, using data collected from the lake surface.

  19. The Views of the Classroom Teacher Candidates Related to the Environmental Science Course and the Environmental Sensibility

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    Yenice, Nilgun; Saracaloglu, A. Seda; Karacaoglu, O. Cem

    2008-01-01

    This research has been performed to determine the effects of the "Environmental Science Course" within the curriculum of Classroom Teacher Program in Education Faculty on the environmental sensibilities of the students, and the ideas of the students related to the effectiveness of their environmental education. The research has been performed on

  20. A dual-temperature-difference approach to estimate daytime sensible and latent heat fluxes under advective conditions during BEAREX08

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    The Dual-Temperature-Difference (DTD) approach uses continuous radiometric surface temperature measurements in a two-source (soil + vegetation) energy balance model to solve for the daytime evolution of the sensible and latent heat fluxes. By using the surface-air temperature difference at two time...

  1. Responses of sensible heat flux to soil water variation over a forest in a subalpine mountain valley

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    Yan, Chunhua; Chai, Minwei; Zhang, Qingtao; Xiang, Jiao; Wang, Yongqiang; Qiu, Guo Yu

    2015-04-01

    Sensible heat flux is a vital component of Evapotranspiration (ET) and a critical process in the energy budget of the earth-atmosphere system. In our early study, it's found that soil water variation may be a critical factor for sensible heat flux over the forest in a subalpine mountain valley. The components of surface energy fluxes were measured for 2 years using the eddy covariance technique in Jiuzhaigou Valley, a subalpine mountainous area of Southwest China. Meanwhile, transpiration was measured by sap flow sensors. Within the observation period, the magnitude and distribution of energy fluxes and the magnitude of transpiration were mainly controlled by leaf emergence and seasonal changes in net radiation and soil water content. Large increases in transpiration were observed after leaves emerged around May, while evapotranspiration started to increase from February, which increased from nearly zero during winter to more than 5 mm d-1 in summer. Large increases in soil water content were observed despite increases in evapotranspiration during early spring. In spite of the large increases in net radiation, obvious decreases in sensible heat flux were observed with the variation of soil water content over the same period. Therefore, the most influential effect on the variability of sensible heat flux was the soil water content. These general characteristics can help us have a better understanding of the energy budget and water consumption of forest and their responses to net radiation and soil water content.

  2. Combined Use of Vegetation Density, Friction Velocity, and Solar Elevation to Parameterize the Scalar Roughness for Sensible Heat.

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    Qualls, Russell; Hopson, Thomas

    1998-04-01

    Monin-Obukhov similarity was used to calculate sensible heat fluxes (Hc) at an array of up to 20 surface flux measurement sites on five days in 1987 and 1989 during the First ISLSCP (International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project) Field Experiment by means of spatially distributed radiometric surface temperatures from an airborne platform and ground-based data. To use Monin-Obukhov similarity, a parameterization for the scalar roughness, as a function of spatially varying leaf area index (LAI) and friction velocity (u), was developed from a previous, simpler parameterization. LAI was found to be significant, but the range of u was too small to ascertain its significance. The parameterization was found to produce sensible heat flux values that had correlations around 0.8 with the spatially distributed sensible heat flux measurements on four of the days, but on a day with high, uniform soil moisture content, the correlation was only 0.226. It is argued that the high soil moisture values indirectly resulted in relatively larger significance of noise in the surface-air temperature difference, which reduced the reliability of the calculated sensible heat fluxes. In addition, constants in the parameterization from one day may not necessarily be applicable to other days. This may be due to factors such as solar elevation and instrument view angle. It is proposed and verified that the differences between dates can be resolved in a spatially averaged sense by accounting for the effects of seasonal variation in solar elevation on the vertical distribution of canopy temperatures. This produced a correlation of 0.973 between measured and calculated sensible heat fluxes when all dates were considered simultaneously.

  3. Using sonic anemometer temperature to measure sensible heat flux in strong winds

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    Burns, S. P.; Horst, T. W.; Blanken, P. D.; Monson, R. K.

    2012-01-01

    The sensible heat flux (H) is a significant component of the surface energy balance (SEB). Sonic anemometers simultaneously measure the turbulent fluctuations of vertical wind (w') and sonic temperature (Ts'), and are commonly used to measure H. Our study examines 30-min heat fluxes measured with a Campbell Scientific model CSAT3 sonic anemometer above a subalpine forest. We compare H calculated with Ts to H calculated with a co-located thermocouple and find that for horizontal wind speed (U) less than 8 m s-1 the agreement is ?30 W m-2. However, for U >? 8 m s-1, the CSAT3 H becomes larger than H calculated with the thermocouple, reaching a maximum difference of ?250 W m-2 at U ? 18 m s-1. H calculated with the thermocouple results in a SEB that is relatively independent of U at high wind speeds. In contrast, the SEB calculated with H from the CSAT3 varies considerably with U, particularly at night. Cospectral analysis of w'Ts' suggest that spurious correlation is a problem during high winds which leads to a positive (additive) increase in H calculated with the CSAT3. At night, when H is typically negative, this CSAT3 error results in a measured H that falsely approaches zero or even becomes positive. Within a broader context, the usefulness of side-by-side instrument comparisons are discussed.

  4. Regional sensible heat flux and thermal roughness length of an inhomogeneous landscape

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    Mlder, Meelis; Sugita, Michiaki; Hiyama, Tetsuya; Bergstrm, Hans

    1998-10-01

    Knowledge of regional roughness parameters is needed for remote sensing and large-scale modelling purposes. The presently available estimates of the most problematic parameter, namely the regional thermal roughness length (z0t), have mostly been determined for dry areas and are often contradictory with each other. In this study, radiosonde measurements of temperature profiles within the atmospheric boundary layer were carried out at Marsta (10 km north of Uppsala in Sweden), and local sensible heat flux and radiometric surface temperature data were collected at the same site over barley and at the Norunda forest site. Regional fluxes and surface temperatures were calculated as weighted means by assuming the measured fluxes and surface temperatures at the barley and forest stations, respectively, represent all fields and forests within the studied region. Atmospheric surface layer equations were fitted with the radiosonde temperature profiles in a mean height range of 40 to 120 m. The average logarithmic ratio ln(z0u/z0t) was found to be about 15 for the representative 10 km upwind area. This value is much lower than has been reported earlier for various region-scale studies. As the region comprised a large amount of forests (up to 50%), the regional z0t was closer to the larger local value of z0t for forest than to the smaller value of z0t found for barley.

  5. Attenuation thermal energy storage in sensible-heat solar-dynamic receivers

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    O'Ferrall Lund, Kurt

    Solar dynamic receiver designs are investigated and evaluated for possible use with sensible energy storage in single-phase materials. The designs are similar to previous receivers having axial distribution of concentrated solar input influx, but differ in utilizing axial conduction in the storage material for attenuation of the solar flux 'signal', and in having convective heat removal at the base of the receiver. One-dimensional, time-dependent heat transfer equations are formulated for the storage material temperature field, including radiative losses to the environment, and a general heat exchange effectiveness boundary condition at the base. The orbital periodic input solar flux is represented as the sum of steady and oscillating components, with the steady component solved numerically subject to specified receiver thermal efficiency. For the oscillating components the Fast Fourier Transform algorithm (FFT) is applied, and the complex transfer function of the receiver is obtained in the amplitudes and mode shapes of the oscillating temperatures. By adjustment of design parameters, the amplitude of the oscillating component of the outlet gas temperature is limited to an acceptable magnitude. The overall results of the investigation is the dependence of the receiver M-c product (mass times specific heat) on the conduction transfer units, which leads to lower weight designs than comparable previous single- and two-phase designs, when all constraints are included. As these attenuation designs also offer improvements in cost reduction and reliability they warrant further detailed investigation.

  6. From sensibility to pathology: the origins of the idea of nervous music around 1800.

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    Kennaway, James

    2010-07-01

    Healing powers have been ascribed to music at least since David's lyre, but a systematic discourse of pathological music emerged only at the end of the eighteenth century. At that time, concerns about the moral threat posed by music were partly replaced by the idea that it could over-stimulate a vulnerable nervous system, leading to illness, immorality, and even death. During the Enlightenment, the relationship between the nerves and music was more often put in terms of refinement and sensibility than pathology. However, around 1800, this view was challenged by a medical critique of modern culture based on a model of the etiology of disease that saw stimulation as the principal cause of sickness. Music's belated incorporation into that critique was made possible by a move away from regarding music as an expression of cosmic and social order toward thinking of it as quasi-electrical stimulation, something that was intensified by the political and cultural changes unleashed by the French Revolution. For the next hundred and fifty years, nervousness caused by musical stimulation was often regarded as a fully fledged Zivilisationskrankheit, widely discussed in psychiatry, music criticism, and literature. PMID:20219729

  7. Determination of sensible heat flux over sparse canopy using thermal infrared data

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    Kustas, W.P.; Choudhury, B.J.; Moran, M.S.; Reginato, R. J.; Jackson, R. D.; Gay, L.W.; Weaver, H.L.

    1989-01-01

    Surface temperatures, Ts, were estimated for a natural vegetative surface in Owens Valley, California, with infrared thermometric observations collected from an aircraft. The region is quite arid and is composed primarily of bushes (???30%) and bare soil (???70%). Application of the bulk transfer equation for the estimation of sensible heat, H, gave unsatisfactory values when compared to Bowen ratio and eddy correlation methods over a particular site. This was attributed to the inability with existing data to properly evaluate the resistance to heat transfer, rah. To obtain appropriate rah-values the added resistance to heat transfer, kB-1, was allowed to vary although there is both theoretical and experimental evidence that kB-1 for vegetative surfaces can be treated as constant. The present data indicate that for partial canopy cover under arid conditions kB-1 may be a function of Ts measured radiometrically. The equation determining kB-1 was simplified and tested over another arid site with good results; however, this had a limited data set (i.e., 6 data points). The dimensionless kB-1 equation is simplified for use over full canopy cover and is shown to give satisfactory estimates of H over a fully-grown wheat crop. ?? 1989.

  8. From Sensibility to Pathology: The Origins of the Idea of Nervous Music around 1800

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    KENNAWAY, JAMES

    2014-01-01

    Healing powers have been ascribed to music at least since David’s lyre, but a systematic discourse of pathological music emerged only at the end of the eighteenth century. At that time, concerns about the moral threat posed by music were partly replaced by the idea that it could over-stimulate a vulnerable nervous system, leading to illness, immorality, and even death. During the Enlightenment, the relationship between the nerves and music was more often put in terms of refinement and sensibility than pathology. However, around 1800, this view was challenged by a medical critique of modern culture based on a model of the etiology of disease that saw stimulation as the principal cause of sickness. Music’s belated incorporation into that critique was made possible by a move away from regarding music as an expression of cosmic and social order toward thinking of it as quasi-electrical stimulation, something that was intensified by the political and cultural changes unleashed by the French Revolution. For the next hundred and fifty years, nervousness caused by musical stimulation was often regarded as a fully fledged Zivilisationskrankheit, widely discussed in psychiatry, music criticism, and literature. PMID:20219729

  9. Technical approach to finalizing sensible soil cleanup levels at the Fernald Environmental Management Project

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    Carr, D.; Hertel, B.; Jewett, M.; Janke, R.; Conner, B.

    1996-02-01

    The remedial strategy for addressing contaminated environmental media was recently finalized for the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) following almost 10 years of detailed technical analysis. The FEMP represents one of the first major nuclear facilities to successfully complete the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) phase of the environmental restoration process. A critical element of this success was the establishment of sensible cleanup levels for contaminated soil and groundwater both on and off the FEMP property. These cleanup levels were derived based upon a strict application of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) regulations and guidance, coupled with positive input from the regulatory agencies and the local community regarding projected future land uses for the site. The approach for establishing the cleanup levels was based upon a Feasibility Study (FS) strategy that examined a bounding range of viable future land uses for the site. Within each land use, the cost and technical implications of a range of health-protective cleanup levels for the environmental media were analyzed. Technical considerations in driving these cleanup levels included: direct exposure routes to viable human receptors; cross- media impacts to air, surface water, and groundwater; technical practicality of attaining the levels; volume of affected media; impact to sensitive environmental receptors or ecosystems; and cost. This paper will discuss the technical approach used to support the finalization of the cleanup levels for the site. The final cleanup levels provide the last remaining significant piece to the puzzle of establishing a final site-wide remedial strategy for the FEMP, and positions the facility for the expedient completion of site-wide remedial activities.

  10. Assessing Inter-Sensor Variability and Sensible Heat Flux Derivation Accuracy for a Large Aperture Scintillometer

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    Rambikur, Evan H.; Chávez, José L.

    2014-01-01

    The accuracy in determining sensible heat flux (H) of three Kipp and Zonen large aperture scintillometers (LAS) was evaluated with reference to an eddy covariance (EC) system over relatively flat and uniform grassland near Timpas (CO, USA). Other tests have revealed inherent variability between Kipp and Zonen LAS units and bias to overestimate H. Average H fluxes were compared between LAS units and between LAS and EC. Despite good correlation, inter-LAS biases in H were found between 6% and 13% in terms of the linear regression slope. Physical misalignment was observed to result in increased scatter and bias between H solutions of a well-aligned and poorly-aligned LAS unit. Comparison of LAS and EC H showed little bias for one LAS unit, while the other two units overestimated EC H by more than 10%. A detector alignment issue may have caused the inter-LAS variability, supported by the observation in this study of differing power requirements between LAS units. It is possible that the LAS physical misalignment may have caused edge-of-beam signal noise as well as vulnerability to signal noise from wind-induced vibrations, both having an impact on the solution of H. In addition, there were some uncertainties in the solutions of H from the LAS and EC instruments, including lack of energy balance closure with the EC unit. However, the results obtained do not show clear evidence of inherent bias for the Kipp and Zonen LAS to overestimate H as found in other studies. PMID:24473285

  11. Assessing inter-sensor variability and sensible heat flux derivation accuracy for a large aperture scintillometer.

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    Rambikur, Evan H; Chávez, José L

    2014-01-01

    The accuracy in determining sensible heat flux (H) of three Kipp and Zonen large aperture scintillometers (LAS) was evaluated with reference to an eddy covariance (EC) system over relatively flat and uniform grassland near Timpas (CO, USA). Other tests have revealed inherent variability between Kipp and Zonen LAS units and bias to overestimate H. Average H fluxes were compared between LAS units and between LAS and EC. Despite good correlation, inter-LAS biases in H were found between 6% and 13% in terms of the linear regression slope. Physical misalignment was observed to result in increased scatter and bias between H solutions of a well-aligned and poorly-aligned LAS unit. Comparison of LAS and EC H showed little bias for one LAS unit, while the other two units overestimated EC H by more than 10%. A detector alignment issue may have caused the inter-LAS variability, supported by the observation in this study of differing power requirements between LAS units. It is possible that the LAS physical misalignment may have caused edge-of-beam signal noise as well as vulnerability to signal noise from wind-induced vibrations, both having an impact on the solution of H. In addition, there were some uncertainties in the solutions of H from the LAS and EC instruments, including lack of energy balance closure with the EC unit. However, the results obtained do not show clear evidence of inherent bias for the Kipp and Zonen LAS to overestimate H as found in other studies. PMID:24473285

  12. Sense and Sensibility: The Case for the Nationwide Inclusion of Engineering in the K-12 Curriculum

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    Lindberg, Robert E.; Pinelli, Thomas E.; Batterson, James G.

    2008-01-01

    The competitive status of the United States is inextricably linked to innovation just as innovation is inseparable from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. To stay competitive in innovation requires that the United States produce a 21st century workforce complete with requisite education, training, skills, and motivation. If we accept a priori that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education are crucial to competitiveness and innovation and that, in terms of innovation, mathematics, science, and engineering are interdependent, why are mathematics and science uniformly ubiquitous in the K-12 curriculum while engineering is conspicuously absent? We are passionate in our belief that the uniform addition of engineering to the K-12 curriculum will help ensure that the nation has "the right" 21st Century workforce. Furthermore, we believe that a nationwide effort, led by a coalition of engineering academics, practitioners, and societies is required to turn this goal into reality. However, accomplishing this goal necessitates, as we are reminded by the title of Jane Austen's timeless novel, "Sense and Sensibility", a workable solution that seeks the "middle ground" between passion and reason. We begin our paper by making two essential points: Engineers are not scientists. Engineering exists separate from science, has its own specialized knowledge community apart from science, and it is largely responsible for many of the most significant advancements and improvements in the quality of our life. Our workable solution requires that K-12 education, nationwide, accommodate the inclusion of engineering as a stand alone curriculum and we offer three reasons to support our position: (1) workforce development, (2) stimulating interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses and careers, and (3) creating a technologically literate society. We conclude with some thoughts on how this important goal can be accomplished.

  13. Numerical evaluation of subsurface soil water evaporation derived from sensible heat balance

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    Sakai, Masaru; Jones, Scott B.; Tuller, Markus

    2011-02-01

    A recently introduced measurement approach allows in situ determination of subsurface soil water evaporation by means of heat-pulse probes (HPP). The latent heat component of subsurface evaporation is estimated from the residual of the sensible heat balance. This heat balance method requires measurement of vertical soil temperature and estimates of thermal properties for soil water evaporation determination. Our objective was to employ numerically simulated thermal and hydraulic processes using constant or diurnally cycled surface boundary conditions to evaluate and understand this technique. Three observation grid spacings, namely, 6 mm (tri-needle HPP), 3 mm (penta-needle HPP) and 1 mm, along with three soil textures (sand, silt, and silty clay) were used to test the heat balance method. The comparison of heat balance-based evaporation rate estimates with an independent soil profile water balance revealed substantial errors when thermal conductivity ? was averaged spatially across the evaporation front. Since the conduction component of heat flux is the dominant process at the evaporation front, the estimation of evaporation rate was significantly improved using depth-dependent ? instead of a space-averaged ?. A near-surface "undetectable zone" exists, where the heat balance calculation is irreconcilable, resulting in underestimation of total subsurface evaporation. The method performs better for medium- and coarse-textured soils than for fine-textured soils, where portions of the drying front may be maintained longer within the undetectable zone. Using smaller temperature sensor spacing near the soil surface minimized underestimation from the undetectable zone and improved accuracy of total subsurface evaporation rate estimates.

  14. Impact of precipitation-induced sensible heat on the simulation of land-surface air temperature

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    Wei, Nan; Dai, Yongjiu; Zhang, Minghua; Zhou, Liming; Ji, Duoying; Zhu, Siguang; Wang, Lili

    2014-12-01

    Precipitation-induced sensible heat (HPR) which is transferred between the land surface and rainwater can be extremely large during a heavy precipitation event. Thus, the local surface temperature can be sharply altered on an hourly to daily timescale. However, HPR is commonly neglected in current land surface models because of its small magnitude on long timescales. As a consequence, the simulated land-surface air temperature (TLSA) may be biased. In this study, we use satellite and reanalysis data sets to estimate HPR on the global scale, and we use CESM1 (with CAM4 physics and the prescribed sea surface temperature) to investigate the effect of HPR on TLSA simulations over the second half of the 20th century. Our results show that the reanalysis-estimated HPR is largest over Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) regions, with seasonal mean values of -0.22 W m-2 (-2.31 to 0.29 W m-2) in DJF and -0.28 W m-2 (-2.89 to 0.24 W m-2) in JJA. These values are consistent with the model-simulated HPR patterns. In DJF, the HPR leads to a weaker equator-pole surface heating difference and therefore, weakens northern stationary waves. The consequent changes of the heat and moisture advection result in noticeable TLSA warming effects (for example, +0.53 K over northern Eurasia and +0.46 K over central North America) and cooling effects (for example, -0.62 K over Alaska and -0.42 K over central Asia) at regional scales. These temperature changes help to reduce the TLSA biases in the model. In JJA, the TLSA changes slightly because of the weak stationary wave responses during the northern summer.

  15. Sensibility analysis of VORIS lava-flow simulations: application to Nyamulagira volcano, Democratic Republic of Congo

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    Syavulisembo, A. M.; Havenith, H.-B.; Smets, B.; d'Oreye, N.; Marti, J.

    2015-03-01

    Assessment and management of volcanic risk are important scientific, economic, and political issues, especially in densely populated areas threatened by volcanoes. The Virunga area in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with over 1 million inhabitants, has to cope permanently with the threat posed by the active Nyamulagira and Nyiragongo volcanoes. During the past century, Nyamulagira erupted at intervals of 1-4 years - mostly in the form of lava flows - at least 30 times. Its summit and flank eruptions lasted for periods of a few days up to more than two years, and produced lava flows sometimes reaching distances of over 20 km from the volcano, thereby affecting very large areas and having a serious impact on the region of Virunga. In order to identify a useful tool for lava flow hazard assessment at the Goma Volcano Observatory (GVO), we tested VORIS 2.0.1 (Felpeto et al., 2007), a freely available software (http://www.gvb-csic.es) based on a probabilistic model that considers topography as the main parameter controlling lava flow propagation. We tested different Digital Elevation Models (DEM) - SRTM1, SRTM3, and ASTER GDEM - to analyze the sensibility of the input parameters of VORIS 2.0.1 in simulation of recent historical lava-flow for which the pre-eruption topography is known. The results obtained show that VORIS 2.0.1 is a quick, easy-to-use tool for simulating lava-flow eruptions and replicates to a high degree of accuracy the eruptions tested. In practice, these results will be used by GVO to calibrate VORIS model for lava flow path forecasting during new eruptions, hence contributing to a better volcanic crisis management.

  16. Neglect of the foreign invisible: Historiography and the navigation of conflicting sensibilities.

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    Burman, Jeremy Trevelyan

    2015-05-01

    This essay is intended first as a contribution to historiography, and only second as a contribution to the history of developmental psychology. It is therefore a discussion--primarily--of the doing of the history of psychology, rather than of its content. Briefly put: American psychology, including its associated approaches to the history of psychology, is not adequately equipped to benefit fully from the contributions of foreign scholars. To make the resulting argument clear, two archive-driven microhistories are reviewed, contrasted, augmented with new archival research, and synthesized: Yeh Hsueh's (2004) examination of the nomination process at Harvard University that led to the awarding of an honorary doctorate to Jean Piaget in 1936, and Marc Ratcliff and Paloma Borella's (2013) examination-just recently published in French-of a similar process that resulted in Piaget's hiring at Geneva in 1929 and his eventual promotion in 1940. Comparing the authors' different approaches to similar content then affords this article's larger argument: we need to broaden our sensibilities so we can see high-quality foreign contributions for what they are. Several interesting insights result if we do. Among them: although Piaget's theory is today mistakenly criticized for being asocial, and this serves as justification for countering his early works with Vygotsky's posthumous critique, it emerges from these archival studies that Piaget may have in fact chosen to present himself and his work as nonsociological (when this was not the case) for reasons unrelated to his intellectual project. Such examples then broaden the discussion of "neglect of the foreign invisible" to include suppression--even censorship (by self or other)--which in turn reflects the primary problem afforded by internationalization: by what standards are we to judge the contributions of "foreigners" into "our" discipline? PMID:26120918

  17. On the use of radiative surface temperature to estimate sensible heat flux over sparse shrubs in Nevada

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    Chehbouni, A.; Nichols, W. D.; Qi, J.; Njoku, E. G.; Kerr, Y. H.; Cabot, F.

    1994-01-01

    The accurate partitioning of available energy into sensible and latent heat flux is crucial to the understanding of surface atmosphere interactions. This issue is more complicated in arid and semi arid regions where the relative contribution to surface fluxes from the soil and vegetation may vary significantly throughout the day and throughout the season. A three component model to estimate sensible heat flux over heterogeneous surfaces is presented. The surface was represented with two adjacent compartments. The first compartment is made up of two components, shrubs and shaded soil, the second of open 'illuminated' soil. Data collected at two different sites in Nevada (U.S.) during the Summers of 1991 and 1992 were used to evaluate model performance. The results show that the present model is sufficiently general to yield satisfactory results for both sites.

  18. On the Potential Impact of Daytime Surface Sensible Heat Flux on the Dissipation of Martian Cold Air Outbreaks

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    Segal, M.; Arritt, R. W.; Tillman, J. E.

    1997-01-01

    The Martian daytime soil surface temperature is governed primarily by the net irradiance balance and surface soil heat flux. Thus the outbreak of a cold air mass generates increased sensible heat flux that is conducive to daytime dissipation of the cold air mass thermal characteristics. Conceptual and scaling evaluations of this dissipation are provided while comparison is made with similar situations on Earth. It is estimated that sensible heat flux contribution to the dissipation of the original thermal structure of the cold air could be three times larger than the corresponding situation on Earth. Illustrative numerical model simulations provide scaling of the potential impact on the dissipation of cold air masses for various combinations of background wind speed and latitudes.

  19. Sensibility of a new instrument to assess clinical reasoning in post-graduate orthopaedic manual physical therapy education.

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    Yeung, Euson; Woods, Nicole; Dubrowski, Adam; Hodges, Brian; Carnahan, Heather

    2015-04-01

    Sound application of clinical reasoning (CR) by the physical therapist is critical to achieving optimal patient outcomes. As such, it is important for institutions granting certification in orthopaedic manual physical therapy (OMPT) to ensure that the assessment of CR is sufficiently robust. At present, the dearth of validated instruments to assess CR in OMPT presents a serious challenge to certifying institutions. Moreover, the lack of documentation of the development process for instruments that measure CR pose additional challenges. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the sensibility of a newly developed instrument for assessing written responses to a test of CR in OMPT; a 'pilot' phase that examines instrument feasibility and acceptability. Using a sequential mixed-methods approach, Canadian OMPT examiners were recruited to first review and use the instrument. Participants completed a sensibility questionnaire followed by semi-structured interviews, the latter of which were used to elaborate on questionnaire responses regarding feasibility and acceptability. Eleven examiners completed the questionnaire and interviews. Questionnaire results met previously established sensibility criteria, while interview data revealed participants' (dis)comfort with exerting their own judgment and with the rating scale. Quantitative and qualitative data provided valuable insight regarding content validity and issues related to efficiency in assessing CR competence; all of which will ultimately inform further psychometric testing. While results suggest that the new instrument for assessing clinical reasoning in the Canadian certification context is sensible, future research should explore how rater judgment can be utilized effectively and the mental workload associated with appraising clinical reasoning. PMID:25456273

  20. Evaluation of sensible heat flux from remote sensing and eddy correlation data for two Portuguese cork-oak forests

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    Cunha, John; Paço, Teresa A.; Silva, Filipe Costa e.; David, Jorge S.; Pereira, João S.; Rufino, Iana; Galvão, Carlos; Valente, Fernanda

    2015-04-01

    Energy balance is a major determinant of Earth surface temperature and climate. However, the physics of energy balance computations are complex and vary in space and in time. Most of the data available on the energy balance of non-agricultural systems is from local measurements, only representative of the area around the measuring point. To overcome this, remote sensing techniques have been widely used, particularly in studies on the temporal land-cover changes and on their influences on the energy and water balances. Several remote sensors with different spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions have been used to understand these processes. In many applications, the main objective is to understand how landscape's changes over time can influence regional climate. Orbital information enables the analysis of the spatial and temporal features of the Earth's surface, and to understand the interactions between different land-cover types with topography, atmospheric and anthropogenic action. However, to test for accuracy and precision, data from satellite sensors and their derivatives need to be compared with ground-level field data. This study evaluates and tests sensible heat flux data obtained from the SEBAL algorithm using images by Thematic Mapper (TM) sensor aboard Landsat 5 satellite. These sensible heat flux data were compared with those of two ground level experiments, with the Eddy Covariance technique, in Évora and Coruche, Portugal. The footprints of the sensible heat flux measurements were calculated for six scenes of sensor TM, allowing the comparison between satellite data and surface flux data. Results showed a high correlation between sensible heat flux data derived from remote sense and ground-level measurements (R2=0.94). We conclude that the remote sensing technique is useful in estimating this energy balance component and may contribute to the understanding of vegetation dynamics.

  1. A comparison of surface sensible and latent heat fluxes from aircraft and surface measurements in FIFE 1987

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    Kelly, Robert D.; Smith, Eric A.; Macpherson, J. Ian

    1990-01-01

    Surface fluxes of sensible and latent heat over a tall-grass prairie in central Kansas, as measured by 22 surface stations during FIFE 1987, are compared with values gained indirectly by linear extrapolation of aircraft-measured flux profiles to the surface. The results of 33 such comparisons covering the period 26 June to 13 October 1987 indicate that the sensible heat flux profiles were generally more linear with less scatter in the measurements at each level than were the latent heat flux profiles, the profile extrapolations of sensible heat flux in general underestimate the surface averages by about 30 percent, with slightly better agreement during periods of small flux, and the profile extrapolations of latent heat flux in general underestimate the surface averages by about 15 percent, with overestimates during periods of small fluxes (dry conditions) and overestimates during periods of large fluxes (moist conditions). Possible origins of the differences between the two sets of measurements are discussed, as directions for further research.

  2. A comparison of surface sensible and latent heat fluxes from aircraft and surface measurements in FIFE 1987

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    Kelly, Robert D.; Smith, Eric A.; Macpherson, J. I.

    1992-01-01

    Surface fluxes of sensible and latent heat over a tall-grass prairie in central Kansas, as measured by 22 surface stations during FIFE 1987, are compared with values gained indirectly by linear extrapolation of aircraft-measured flux profiles to the surface. The results of 33 such comparisons covering the period 26 June to 13 October 1987 indicate that the sensible heat flux profiles were generally more linear with less scatter in the measurements at each level than were the latent heat flux profiles, the profile extrapolations of sensible heat flux in general underestimate the surface averages by about 30 percent, with slightly better agreement during periods of small flux, and the profile extrapolations of latent heat flux in general underestimate the surface averages by about 15 percent, with overestimates during periods of small fluxes (dry conditions) and overestimates during periods of large fluxes (moist conditions). Possible origins of the differences between the two sets of measurements are discussed, as directions for further research.

  3. Changes of oral sensibility in subjects with partial anterior open bite and the incorrect position of the tongue.

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    Koczorowski, Maciej; Gedrange, Tomasz; Koczorowski, Ryszard

    2012-03-20

    Neuromuscular disorders lead to an imbalance in the position of the jaw. The aim of this study has been to analyse gnostic sensibility in subjects with partial anterior open bite and the incorrect position of the tongue. The study involved 20 subjects with partial anterior open bite and an incorrect tongue position. The control group consisted of 20 individuals with correct occlusion and tongue position. The basic study method was a stereognostic examination using 4 silicon shapes - a square, triangle, circle and semicircle. The accuracy of shape identification and the time that the subjects needed to identify the shapes were analysed before and after the tip of the tongue was anaesthetized. Results showed that correct identification of the shapes was 7.4% worse in the study group than in the control group and that the difference was greatest when the tip of the tongue was anaesthetized - 28.8%. The time needed to identify the shapes was shorter in the study group than in the control group. The results indicate that people with partial anterior open bite and incorrect tongue position exhibit impaired gnostic sensibility, especially at the tip of the tongue. Impaired gnostic sensibility, which is a symptom of the disturbed sensomotoric correlation of the tongue, leads to the tongue's incorrect position in the process of swallowing and speaking. PMID:21511448

  4. Effect of Vegetation Density on the Parameterization of Scalar Roughness to Estimate Spatially Distributed Sensible Heat Fluxes

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    Qualls, Russell J.; Brutsaert, Wilfried

    1996-03-01

    The First International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Field Experiment (FIFE) was initiated in part to explore methods to improve our ability to estimate spatially distributed heat fluxes over hilly prairie. In this research, spatially distributed, remotely sensed surface temperatures and surface-based measurements of leaf area index, wind speed, and air temperature were used in a Monin-Obukhov type similarity formulation to calculate sensible heat fluxes (Hc). Use of Monin-Obukhov type similarity required that a parameterization for scalar roughness of sensible heat be developed. Several methods were examined including a linearized version, with respect to leaf area index, of an earlier theoretical expression of scalar roughness for grass-like vegetation. Comparison between measured and parameterized scalar roughness values gave a correlation of r=0.828. This parameterization was used with data measured on July 11, 1987, under conditions of strong solar heating, high winds, and fairly uniform soil moisture, to calculate Hc values at an array of 10 surface flux stations. A spatial comparison between Hc and measured sensible heat fluxes yielded good agreement with a correlation coefficient of 0.878 and a root-mean-square error of 31.1 Wm-2.

  5. Characterization of Turbulent Latent and Sensible Heat Flux Exchange Between the Atmosphere and Ocean in MERRA

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    Roberts, J. Brent; Robertson, Franklin R.; Clayson, Carol Anne; Bosilovich, Michael G.

    2012-01-01

    Turbulent fluxes of heat and moisture across the atmosphere-ocean interface are fundamental components of the Earth s energy and water balance. Characterizing both the spatiotemporal variability and the fidelity of these exchanges of heat and moisture is critical to understanding the global water and energy cycle variations, quantifying atmosphere-ocean feedbacks, and improving model predictability. This study examines the veracity of the recently completed NASA Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) product with respect to its representation of the surface turbulent heat fluxes. A validation of MERRA turbulent heat fluxes and near-surface bulk variables at local, high-resolution space and time scales is achieved by making comparisons to a large suite of direct observations. Both in situ and satellite-observed gridded surface heat flux estimates are employed to investigate the spatial and temporal variability of the surface fluxes with respect to their annual mean climatologies, their seasonal covariability of near-surface bulk parameters, and their representation of extremes. The impact of data assimilation on the near-surface parameters is assessed through evaluation of incremental analysis update tendencies produced by the assimilation procedure. It is found that MERRA turbulent surface heat fluxes are relatively accurate for typical conditions but have systematically weak vertical gradients in moisture and temperature and have a weaker covariability between the near-surface gradients and wind speed than found in observations. This results in an underestimate of the surface latent and sensible heat fluxes over the western boundary current and storm track regions. The assimilation of observations mostly acts to bring MERRA closer to observational products by increasing moisture and temperature near the surface and decreasing the near-surface wind speeds. The major patterns of spatial and temporal variability of the turbulent heat fluxes produced by MERRA compare favorably to observationally based estimates. However, MERRA is distinct in terms of amplitude. These results suggest that MERRA is likely to be a valuable resource for a number of research applications though, as with all turbulent flux estimates, systematic issues should be taken into account.

  6. Characterization of Turbulent Latent and Sensible Heat Flux Exchange Between the Atmosphere and Ocean in MERRA

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    Robert, J. Brent; Robertson, Franklin R.; Clayson, Carol Anne; Bosilovich, Michael G.

    2012-01-01

    Turbulent fluxes of heat and moisture across the atmosphere-ocean interface are fundamental components of the Earth's energy and water balance. Characterizing both the spatiotemporal variability and the fidelity of these exchanges of heat and moisture is critical to understanding the global water and energy cycle variations, quantifying atmosphere-ocean feedbacks, and improving model predictability. This study examines the veracity of the recently completed NASA Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) product with respect to its representation of the surface turbulent heat fluxes. A validation of MERRA turbulent heat fluxes and near-surface bulk variables at local, high-resolution space and time scales is achieved by making comparisons to a large suite of direct observations. Both in situ and satellite-observed gridded surface heat flux estimates are employed to investigate the spatial and temporal variability of the surface fluxes with respect to their annual mean climatologies, their seasonal covariability of near-surface bulk parameters, and their representation of extremes. The impact of data assimilation on the near-surface parameters is assessed through evaluation of incremental analysis update tendencies produced by the assimilation procedure. It is found that MERRA turbulent surface heat fluxes are relatively accurate for typical conditions but have systematically weak vertical gradients in moisture and temperature and have a weaker covariability between the near-surface gradients and wind speed than found in observations. This results in an underestimate of the surface latent and sensible heat fluxes over the western boundary current and storm track regions. The assimilation of observations mostly acts to bring MERRA closer to observational products by increasing moisture and temperature near the surface and decreasing the near-surface wind speeds. The major patterns of spatial and temporal variability of the turbulent heat fluxes produced by MERRA compare favorably to observationally based estimates. However, MERRA is distinct in terms of amplitude. These results suggest that MERRA is likely to be a valuable resource for a number of research applications though, as with all turbulent flux estimates, systematic issues should be taken into account

  7. Wind shear, sensible heat flux and atmospheric stability within a forest canopy

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    Piringer, M.; Polreich, E.

    2009-09-01

    The scientific project "ROSALIA, carried out in co-operation between ZAMG and the Austrian Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards, and Landscape, investigated the meteorological impacts on pollen emission and spread in a typical Central European forest of mixed deciduous and coniferous trees. The study area is the "Lehrforst Rosalia of BOKU University approx. 60 km south of the city of Vienna in undulating terrain (300 - 750 m altitude). In this area, two meteorological towers of similar construction, one at crest height, the other in the small valley of the river "Ofenbach near a meteorological ground station, have been equipped with 3D ultrasonic anemometers: one has been placed on top of the upper tower to representatively measure the gradient flow; the tower in the valley has been equipped with 3 instruments, one at the lowermost platform near ground, the second in the middle of the forest canopy, the third on top of the tower situated within the transition zone between the canopy and the "free boundary layer where the gradient winds dominate. The sonic anemometers measure the three-dimensional wind vector; in addition, the sound velocity is derived, from which the so-called "sonic temperature is calculated to derive the sensible heat flux. Other quantities are the means, standard deviations, and covariances of the wind components and the momentum flux, the Monin-Obukhov stability parameter, and the friction velocity. In the sloping dense forest canopy surrounding the tower, complex meteorological conditions and frequent decoupling of above-canopy and within-canopy flow has to be expected. The presence of a thick leaf canopy results in a stronger decoupling between the flow above and inside the canopy. As the investigation period covers April and May 2009, this gives the opportunity to discern between leaf-off (at the beginning) and leaf-on periods, with a proposed increase in decoupling with time. The aim of the study is to derive characteristic patterns of wind and atmospheric stability within the forest canopy for leaf-off and leaf-on periods as well as for days of intense versus negligible pollen production.

  8. Surface Shear Stress Estimates from Geostrophic Winds for Use in Sensible and Latent Heat Flux Formulations

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    Crago, Richard D.

    The surface shear stress (or friction velocity, u_{*}) is found in many formulations for evapotranspiration (LE) and sensible heat flux (H) from land surfaces, but is difficult to estimate without actually measuring wind speeds. Here, ABL (Atmospheric Boundary Layer) similarity theory is used to estimate u _{*} from the geostrophic wind (i.e. from the atmospheric pressure field). Atmospheric pressure is routinely measured at most weather stations across many continents on an hourly basis. Data from the First ISLSCP (International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project) Field Experiment (FIFE) were analyzed. The values of the similarity variables B and B_{ rm W} were determined, and several formulations for the variables were compared. The optimal formulation (i.e., the one which produced the best match with the reference u_{*} values obtained from surface layer similarity) used the magnitude (G) of the geostrophic wind and a stability-dependent B _{rm W} function. The effects of random errors, baroclinicity, and inertial effects on the results were analyzed. Random measurement errors and the omission of inertial effects in the optimal formulation may cause considerable scatter. No dependence of the similarity variables on baroclinicity or scale-height ratio was discernable amidst the scatter, but they may still at times be important. Contrary to the findings of Hasse and Wagner (1971), no tendency was found in the low wind speed range for near surface wind speeds to be greater than geostrophic wind speeds. The geostrophic drag coefficient (i.e. u_{* }/G) did not vary with stability or baroclinicity; a constant value of 0.1006 (for z_0 = 1.05 m) gave unbiased estimates of u_ {*}, and a higher correlation with the reference values than the optimal ABL similarity formulation. Estimates of H and LE using ABL similarity for temperature, the surface energy budget for LE, and the optimal B_ {rm W} formulation for u _{*} gave correlations with values measured at the surface using the Bowen-ratio with energy -budget method of 0.73 and 0.92, respectively. ABL similarity with measured winds provided better estimates, but is less applicable for widespread use in hydrology. Reduction of measurement error and incorporation of accurate acceleration estimates could improve results.

  9. Advances in estimating the climate sensibility of a large lake using scenario simulations

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    Eder, M. M.; Schlabing, D.; Frassl, M. A.; Rinke, K.; Bárdossy, A.

    2012-04-01

    The vertical mixing behaviour of large deep lakes as e.g. Lake Constance is reflecting the long-term meteorological conditions and therefore is likely to be sensible to climate change. Today, Lake Constance does not mix completely every year, but only once in 2-3 years, which leads to the typical saw-tooth pattern in the deep water temperature. Whether complete mixing does occur is not only depending on the meteorological conditions in the respective winter period, but also on the thermal conditions in the lake and hence on the meteorological conditions in the preceding years. The lake's response to climate change thus depends on the temperature increase itself as well as on its gradient and on the inter-annual variability of the meteorological variables. Last year we showed first steps towards a model system to evaluate possible effects of climate change on Lake Constance: The Vector-Autoregressive Weathergenerator VG produces time series of meteorological data, which are used as boundary conditions for the 3D hydrodynamic lake model ELCOM (Centre of Water Research, University of Western Australia). As VG gives the opportunity to change mean and variability of selected variables, "What if?" - scenarios for process understanding can be performed. The time scales of variability turned out to be a critical point in the artificial time series for modelling the hydrodynamics of Lake Constance, as the big water body integrates over time and thus the hydrodynamics overlook the variability of air temperature on short time scales. Therefore, VG was developed further, especially with respect to the time scales of variability. While for heat input, the time scale of several days to weeks seems to be more important, wind and, when biology is modelled, short-wave radiation should be given at a sub-daily timestep. Besides producing user-defined scenario time-series, VG can also be used to stochastical downscale output of global climate model IPCC scenarios for lake modelling. The poster " Simulating the effect of meteorological variability on a lake ecosystem" by Marieke Anna Frassl in this session "Lakes and Inland Seas" shows lake model runs focusing on water quality and ecosystem behavior under different climate change scenarios. For further information on VG see "Stochastic Downscaling for Hydrodynamic and Ecological Modeling of Lakes" by Dirk Schlabing in Session "Hydroclimatic stochastics" (HS7.5 / NP8.3).

  10. The farming system sensibility of the Normandy in connection with the Climatic Change (2000-2100)

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    Le Gouée, Patrick; Cantat, Olivier; Bensaïd, Abdelkrim; Savouret, Edwige

    2010-05-01

    The French agricultural economy is closely connected with weather-climatic conditions. For example, dryness caused by the heat-wave of 2003 seriously affected the vegetation leading to a significant slowdown of photosynthetic activity. This resulted in logical decrease of agricultural production, in particular for arable lands and fodders. The Global warming that has begun at the end of the 19th century and seems to continue and even intensify during the 21st century (GIEC, 2007) arises a question of farming system sensibility when faced with Climate Change in the future. In France, recent studies (Cloppet and al, 2009) have conducted to the probable climate features spatialization on the national territory according to different scenarios. Whatever the scenario considered, it seems that the present Norman climate type is going to disappear by the end of century to be supplanted by a type of weather influenced by raising evapotranspiration, minimal and maximum temperatures as well as a raising speed of wind and solar radiation. Globally, this could emphasize agriculture soil dryness negative impact on large cereal land and pastures production (Butault, 2009, Ruget & Brisson, 2007). However, this climatic evolution could bring some production gain when the available water content of soils allows preventing or strongly limiting the hydrous stress emergence. For the current period and horizon 2100, according to the scenario A1B of the GIEC, the evaluation and the mapping with fine spatial resolution of this pedo-climatic indicator present a capital stake to appreciate the sensitivity of the agriculture of the Normandy in connection with the climatic evolution announced for the end of the 21st century. This exploratory work has been undertaken for the departmental territory of Calvados (5500 km²). For that purpose, it has been necessary beforehand to work out a precise mapping of soils on the basis of 7514 soil boreholes. The treatment of the soil database has allowed to design a map of the available water content of soils for the 1:25,000 scale. Thereafter, the modelling and the mapping of the local evapotranspiration conditions as well as the departmental mapping of rainfalls have permitted to elaborate a calculation algorithm of hydrological balance with fine spatial resolution. The estimate and the cartographic representation of the soil dryness (hydrous deficit) for the current period and 2100 according to the scenario A1B have been obtained then by requests of the pedo-climatic database. For the current period, as far as Calvados is concerned, the results show that, the dryness of the agricultural soils of low intensity concerns a little more than 1100 km², which means one the third of the agricultural area (3500 km²). The soil dryness of strong intensity appears very circumscribed since it extends only on 182 km² (approximately 5% of agricultural area). For 2100, the results are particularly alarming. They testify to a spectacular increase in the agricultural area touched by soil dryness with a strong intensity. These would represent nearly 2500 km², which represents 70% of the agricultural area. If this kind of scenario was to be confirmed, it is all the agricultural economy of Normandy which would be deeply affected.

  11. Some safe and sensible shortcuts for efficiently upscaled updates of existing elevation models.

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    Knudsen, Thomas; Aasbjerg Nielsen, Allan

    2013-04-01

    The Danish national elevation model, DK-DEM, was introduced in 2009 and is based on LiDAR data collected in the time frame 2005-2007. Hence, DK-DEM is aging, and it is time to consider how to integrate new data with the current model in a way that improves the representation of new landscape features, while still preserving the overall (very high) quality of the model. In LiDAR terms, 2005 is equivalent to some time between the palaeolithic and the neolithic. So evidently, when (and if) an update project is launched, we may expect some notable improvements due to the technical and scientific developments from the last half decade. To estimate the magnitude of these potential improvements, and to devise efficient and effective ways of integrating the new and old data, we currently carry out a number of case studies based on comparisons between the current terrain model (with a ground sample distance, GSD, of 1.6 m), and a number of new high resolution point clouds (10-70 points/m2). Not knowing anything about the terms of a potential update project, we consider multiple scenarios ranging from business as usual: A new model with the same GSD, but improved precision, to aggressive upscaling: A new model with 4 times better GSD, i.e. a 16-fold increase in the amount of data. Especially in the latter case speeding up the gridding process is important. Luckily recent results from one of our case studies reveal that for very high resolution data in smooth terrain (which is the common case in Denmark), using local mean (LM) as grid value estimator is only negligibly worse than using the theoretically "best" estimator, i.e. ordinary kriging (OK) with rigorous modelling of the semivariogram. The bias in a leave one out cross validation differs on the micrometer level, while the RMSE differs on the 0.1 mm level. This is fortunate, since a LM estimator can be implemented in plain stream mode, letting the points from the unstructured point cloud (i.e. no TIN generation) stream through the processor, individually contributing to the nearest grid posts in a memory mapped grid file. Algorithmically this is very efficient, but it would be even more efficient if we did not have to handle so much data. Another of our recent case studies focuses on this. The basic idea is to ignore data that does not tell us anything new. We do this by looking at anomalies between the current height model and the new point cloud, then computing a correction grid for the current model. Points with insignificant anomalies are simply removed from the point cloud, and the correction grid is computed using the remaining point anomalies only. Hence, we only compute updates in areas of significant change, speeding up the process, and giving us new insight of the precision of the current model which in turn results in improved metadata for both the current and the new model. Currently we focus on simple approaches for creating a smooth update process for integration of heterogeneous data sets. On the other hand, as years go by and multiple generations of data become available, more advanced approaches will probably become necessary (e.g. a multi campaign bundle adjustment, improving the oldest data using cross-over adjustment with newer campaigns). But to prepare for such approaches, it is important already now to organize and evaluate the ancillary (GPS, INS) and engineering level data for the current data sets. This is essential if future generations of DEM users should be able to benefit from future conceptions of "some safe and sensible shortcuts for efficiently upscaled updates of existing elevation models".

  12. Airborne flux measurements of CO{sub 2}, sensible, and latent heat over the Hudson Bay lowland

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    Desjardins, R.L.; Hayhoe, H.N.; MacPherson, J.I.; Schuepp, P.H.

    1994-01-20

    This article describes the results of aerial surveys conducted in 1990 over the Hudson Bay Lowland as part of the Northern Wetlands Study by the National Research Council of Ottawa, Canada. Two aerial runs of approximately 100 kilometers in length were completed from James Bay to the Kinosheo Lake area. Atmospheric research aircraft was used to measure the spatial and temporal variations in carbon dioxide, water, and sensible heat fluxes over the wetlands areas. The data collected as part of this study and interpretation of the results are presented in this paper. 27 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.

  13. Spatial and temporal variations of the fluxes of carbon dioxide and sensible and latent heat over the FIFE site

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    Desjardins, R. L.; Schuepp, P. H.; Macpherson, J. I.; Buckley, D. J.

    1992-01-01

    Airborne measurements of flux densities of carbon dioxide CO2, sensible heat, and latent heat (H2O) obtained over the First ISLSCP Field Experiment (FIFE) site during three intensive field campaigns in 1987 and one in 1989 are examined to characterize the spatial and temporal variations of CO2 and energy transfer processes. These data were collected by the National Research Council Twin Otter using low-level flight patterns, all flown at constant pressure altitude during relatively clear days. The spatial variations are larger in 1989 than in 1987 and a higher correlation is observed between the fluxes and the surface features. The temporal patterns are easier to characterize with the relatively homogeneous situation of 1987. Functional relationships obtained between fluxes of CO2 and latent heat, CO2 fluxes and greenness index, latent heat fluxes and greenness index, and between sensible heat fluxes and surface air temperature differences are presented for one day in 1987 and one in 1989 as an example of the kind of information that can be obtained from grid flights at constant pressure altitude.

  14. Spatial and temporal variations of the fluxes of carbon dioxide and sensible and latent heat over the FIFE site

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    Desjardins, R.L.; Schuepp, P.H.; Macpherson, J.I.; Buckley, D.J. McGill Univ., Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa Agriculture Canada, Centre for Food and Animal Research, Ottawa )

    1992-11-01

    Airborne measurements of flux densities of carbon dioxide CO2, sensible heat, and latent heat (H2O) obtained over the First ISLSCP Field Experiment (FIFE) site during three intensive field campaigns in 1987 and one in 1989 are examined to characterize the spatial and temporal variations of CO2 and energy transfer processes. These data were collected by the National Research Council Twin Otter using low-level flight patterns, all flown at constant pressure altitude during relatively clear days. The spatial variations are larger in 1989 than in 1987 and a higher correlation is observed between the fluxes and the surface features. The temporal patterns are easier to characterize with the relatively homogeneous situation of 1987. Functional relationships obtained between fluxes of CO2 and latent heat, CO2 fluxes and greenness index, latent heat fluxes and greenness index, and between sensible heat fluxes and surface air temperature differences are presented for one day in 1987 and one in 1989 as an example of the kind of information that can be obtained from grid flights at constant pressure altitude. 20 refs.

  15. A two-concentric-loop iterative method in estimation of displacement height and roughness length for momentum and sensible heat.

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    Zhao, Wenguang; Qualls, Russell J; Berliner, Pedro R

    2008-11-01

    A two-concentric-loop iterative (TCLI) method is proposed to estimate the displacement height and roughness length for momentum and sensible heat by using the measurements of wind speed and air temperature at two heights, sensible heat flux above the crop canopy, and the surface temperature of the canopy. This method is deduced theoretically from existing formulae and equations. The main advantage of this method is that data measured not only under near neutral conditions, but also under unstable and slightly stable conditions can be used to calculate the scaling parameters. Based on the data measured above an Acacia Saligna agroforestry system, the displacement height (d0) calculated by the TCLI method and by a conventional method are compared. Under strict neutral conditions, the two methods give almost the same results. Under unstable conditions, d0 values calculated by the conventional method are systematically lower than those calculated by the TCLI method, with the latter exhibiting only slightly lower values than those seen under strictly neutral conditions. Computation of the average values of the scaling parameters for the agroforestry system showed that the displacement height and roughness length for momentum are 68% and 9.4% of the average height of the tree canopy, respectively, which are similar to percentages found in the literature. The calculated roughness length for sensible heat is 6.4% of the average height of the tree canopy, a little higher than the percentages documented in the literature. When wind direction was aligned within 5 degrees of the row direction of the trees, the average displacement height calculated was about 0.6 m lower than when the wind blew across the row direction. This difference was statistically significant at the 0.0005 probability level. This implies that when the wind blows parallel to the row direction, the logarithmic profile of wind speed is shifted lower to the ground, so that, at a given height, the wind speeds are faster than when the wind blows perpendicular to the row direction. PMID:18807076

  16. A 3-year dataset of sensible and latent heat fluxes from the Tibetan Plateau, derived using eddy covariance measurements

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    Li, Maoshan; Babel, Wolfgang; Chen, Xuelong; Zhang, Lang; Sun, Fanglin; Wang, Binbin; Ma, Yaoming; Hu, Zeyong; Foken, Thomas

    2015-11-01

    The Tibetan Plateau (TP) has become a focus of strong scientific interest due to its role in the global water cycle and its reaction to climate change. Regional flux estimates of sensible and latent heat are important variables for linking the energy and hydrological cycles at the TP's surface. Within this framework, a 3-year dataset (2008-2010) of eddy covariance measured turbulent fluxes was compiled from four stations on the TP into a standardised workflow: corrections and quality tests were applied using an internationally comparable software package. Second, the energy balance closure ( C EB) was determined and two different closure corrections applied. The four stations (Qomolangma, Linzhi, NamCo and Nagqu) represent different locations and typical land surface types on the TP (high altitude alpine steppe with sparse vegetation, a densely vegetated alpine meadow, and bare soil/gravel, respectively). We show that the C EB differs between each surface and undergoes seasonal changes. Typical differences in the turbulent energy fluxes occur between the stations at Qomolangma, Linzhi and NamCo, while Nagqu is quite similar to NamCo. Specific investigation of the pre-monsoon, the Tibetan Plateau summer monsoon, post-monsoon and winter periods within the annual cycle reinforces these findings. The energy flux of the four sites is clearly influenced by the Tibetan Plateau monsoon. In the pre-monsoon period, sensible heat flux is the major energy source delivering heat to the atmosphere, whereas latent heat flux is greater than sensible heat flux during the monsoon season. Other factors affecting surface energy flux are topography and location. Land cover type also affects surface energy flux. The energy balance residuum indicates a typically observed overall non-closure in winter, while closure (or `turbulent over-closure') is achieved during the Tibetan Plateau summer monsoon at the Nagqu site. The latter seems to depend on ground heat flux, which is higher in the wet season, related not only to a larger radiation input but also to a thermal decoupling of dry soils. Heterogeneous landscape modelling using a MODIS product is introduced to explain energy non-closure.

  17. A two-concentric-loop iterative method in estimation of displacement height and roughness length for momentum and sensible heat

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    Zhao, Wenguang; Qualls, Russell J.; Berliner, Pedro R.

    2008-11-01

    A two-concentric-loop iterative (TCLI) method is proposed to estimate the displacement height and roughness length for momentum and sensible heat by using the measurements of wind speed and air temperature at two heights, sensible heat flux above the crop canopy, and the surface temperature of the canopy. This method is deduced theoretically from existing formulae and equations. The main advantage of this method is that data measured not only under near neutral conditions, but also under unstable and slightly stable conditions can be used to calculate the scaling parameters. Based on the data measured above an Acacia Saligna agroforestry system, the displacement height ( d 0) calculated by the TCLI method and by a conventional method are compared. Under strict neutral conditions, the two methods give almost the same results. Under unstable conditions, d 0 values calculated by the conventional method are systematically lower than those calculated by the TCLI method, with the latter exhibiting only slightly lower values than those seen under strictly neutral conditions. Computation of the average values of the scaling parameters for the agroforestry system showed that the displacement height and roughness length for momentum are 68% and 9.4% of the average height of the tree canopy, respectively, which are similar to percentages found in the literature. The calculated roughness length for sensible heat is 6.4% of the average height of the tree canopy, a little higher than the percentages documented in the literature. When wind direction was aligned within 5 ° of the row direction of the trees, the average displacement height calculated was about 0.6 m lower than when the wind blew across the row direction. This difference was statistically significant at the 0.0005 probability level. This implies that when the wind blows parallel to the row direction, the logarithmic profile of wind speed is shifted lower to the ground, so that, at a given height, the wind speeds are faster than when the wind blows perpendicular to the row direction.

  18. A comparison of CO2 and sensible heat flux measurements from aircraft and tower-based platforms

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    Martins, D. K.; Shepson, P. B.; Jacox, M.; Smith, J.; Hahn, M.; Garrity, S.; Vierling, L.; Schmid, H. P.; Vogel, C.; Zimmerman, J. R.; Wyss, P.; Santini, R.; Stirm, B.

    2006-12-01

    Eddy covariance fluxes of CO2 from a twin-engine Beechcraft Duchess were compared to the Ameriflux tower- based platform over a northern hardwood, deciduous forest between June 21 and July 24, 2006. Vertical wind was measured using a combination of a hemispherical pressure sensor probe and GPS/INS system on the aircraft and a sonic anemometer on the tower. The platforms employed NDIR analyzers to measure CO2 concentrations. Six flight legs, 5km in length, were averaged at heights of 150, 210, and 275m and compared with 30min averaged CO2 and sensible heat fluxes at the top of the 46m flux tower. Aircraft-based flux measurements as a function of altitude allow for assessment of flux divergence. In this paper, we compare the aircraft and tower data sets, and assess the differences in averaged fluxes, based in part on the footprint of the two platforms and flux divergence.

  19. Artificial sensibility of the hand based on cortical audiotactile interaction: a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging.

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    Lundborg, Göran; Björkman, Anders; Hansson, Thomas; Nylander, Lotta; Nyman, Torbjörn; Rosén, Birgitta

    2005-01-01

    The capacity of the central nervous system for plastic alterations is the base for our ability to adapt to environmental needs. The crossmodal capacity of the brain makes interaction between senses possible, and deprivation of one sense leads to compensatory changes in other senses. We have recently shown how hearing can substitute for sensation in a transplanted insensitive hand by using a sensor glove equipped with small microphones that pick up the sound of friction, which is elicited by active touch. Here we have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in healthy people to illustrate their capacity for cortical audiotactile interaction with activation of the somatosensory cortex induced by auditory stimuli. The phenomenon occurred only in subjects trained to substitute sensibility by hearing, and no audiotactile interaction was found in untrained subjects. PMID:16298810

  20. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Combined Sensible/Latent Thermal Energy Storage for High-Temperature Applications.

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    Geissbhler, Lukas; Zavattoni, Simone; Barbato, Maurizio; Zanganeh, Giw; Haselbacher, Andreas; Steinfeld, Aldo

    2015-01-01

    Combined sensible/latent heat storage allows the heat-transfer fluid outflow temperature during discharging to be stabilized. A lab-scale combined storage consisting of a packed bed of rocks and steel-encapsulated AlSi(12) was investigated experimentally and numerically. Due to the small tank-to-particle diameter ratio of the lab-scale storage, void-fraction variations were not negligible, leading to channeling effects that cannot be resolved in 1D heat-transfer models. The void-fraction variations and channeling effects can be resolved in 2D models of the flow and heat transfer in the storage. The resulting so-called bypass fraction extracted from the 2D model was used in the 1D model and led to good agreement with experimental measurements. PMID:26842333

  1. Applying a simple three-dimensional eddy correlation system for latent and sensible heat flux to contrasting forest canopies

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    Bernhofer, Ch.

    1992-06-01

    A simple eddy correlation system is presented that allows on-line calculation of latent and sensible heat fluxes. The system is composed of a three dimensional propeller anemometer, a thermocouple and a capacitance relative humidity sensor. Results from two contrasting sites demonstrate the capability of the system to measure turbulent fluxes under varying conditions. A dry mixed (dominantly coniferous) forest in hilly terrain in Austria is compared to a well irrigated, heavily transpiring, deciduous pecan orchard in the Southwest of the US. The US site shows insufficient closure of the energy balance that is attributed to non-turbulent fluxes under advective conditions in a stable boundary layer (Blanford et al., 1991) while the Austrian site exhibits almost perfect closure with the use of the very same instruments when the boundary layer is convective and advection is negligible.

  2. Field programmable gate array processing for an improved low-light-level imaging system with higher detection sensibility

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    Tang, Hongying; Yu, Zhengtao

    2014-05-01

    The method which employs the frame accumulation and shaped function is effective in low-light-level imaging. However, it has drawbacks of lower imaging speed and complex operation. To optimize the method, we provide the design of an improved low-light-level imaging system with higher detection sensibility. The design is developed specifically for a faster imaging speed based on field programmable gate arrays. It features the use of least-square algorithm and a saw-tooth wave varied light applied to the image sensor. By manipulation of the video signal in synchronous dynamic random access memory, a low-light-level image which was previously undetectable can be estimated. The design simplifies the imaging process and doubles the imaging speed, and makes the system adapted to long range imaging.

  3. Field programmable gate array processing for an improved low-light-level imaging system with higher detection sensibility.

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    Tang, Hongying; Yu, Zhengtao

    2014-05-01

    The method which employs the frame accumulation and shaped function is effective in low-light-level imaging. However, it has drawbacks of lower imaging speed and complex operation. To optimize the method, we provide the design of an improved low-light-level imaging system with higher detection sensibility. The design is developed specifically for a faster imaging speed based on field programmable gate arrays. It features the use of least-square algorithm and a saw-tooth wave varied light applied to the image sensor. By manipulation of the video signal in synchronous dynamic random access memory, a low-light-level image which was previously undetectable can be estimated. The design simplifies the imaging process and doubles the imaging speed, and makes the system adapted to long range imaging. PMID:24880380

  4. Comparisons of sensible and latent heat fluxes using surface and aircraft data over adjacent wet and dry surfaces

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    Doran, J.C.; Hubbe, J.M.; Shaw, W.J. ); Baldocchi, D.D.; Crawford, T.L.; Dobosy, R.J.; Meyers, T.J. . Air Resources Lab. Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Div.)

    1992-01-01

    In June 1991, a field study of surface fluxes of latent and sensible heat over heterogeneous surfaces was carried out near Boardman, Oregon (Doran et al., 1992). The object of the study was to develop improved methods of extrapolating from local measurements of fluxes to area-averaged values suitable for use in general circulation models (GCMs) applied to climate studies. A grid element in a GCM is likely to encompass regions whose fluxes vary significantly from one surface type to another. The problem of integrating these fluxes into a single, representative value for the whole element is not simple, and describing such a flux in terms of flux-gradient relationships, as is often done, presents additional difficulties.

  5. Wavelet and Fractal Analysis of Remotely Sensed Surface Temperature with Applications to Estimation of Surface Sensible Heat Flux Density

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    Schieldge, John

    2000-01-01

    Wavelet and fractal analyses have been used successfully to analyze one-dimensional data sets such as time series of financial, physical, and biological parameters. These techniques have been applied to two-dimensional problems in some instances, including the analysis of remote sensing imagery. In this respect, these techniques have not been widely used by the remote sensing community, and their overall capabilities as analytical tools for use on satellite and aircraft data sets is not well known. Wavelet and fractal analyses have the potential to provide fresh insight into the characterization of surface properties such as temperature and emissivity distributions, and surface processes such as the heat and water vapor exchange between the surface and the lower atmosphere. In particular, the variation of sensible heat flux density as a function of the change In scale of surface properties Is difficult to estimate, but - in general - wavelets and fractals have proved useful in determining the way a parameter varies with changes in scale. We present the results of a limited study on the relationship between spatial variations in surface temperature distribution and sensible heat flux distribution as determined by separate wavelet and fractal analyses. We analyzed aircraft imagery obtained in the thermal infrared (IR) bands from the multispectral TIMS and hyperspectral MASTER airborne sensors. The thermal IR data allows us to estimate the surface kinetic temperature distribution for a number of sites in the Midwestern and Southwestern United States (viz., San Pedro River Basin, Arizona; El Reno, Oklahoma; Jornada, New Mexico). The ground spatial resolution of the aircraft data varied from 5 to 15 meters. All sites were instrumented with meteorological and hydrological equipment including surface layer flux measuring stations such as Bowen Ratio systems and sonic anemometers. The ground and aircraft data sets provided the inputs for the wavelet and fractal analyses, and the validation of the results.

  6. Estimating sensible heat exchange between screen-covered canopies and the atmosphere using the surface renewal technique

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    Tanny, J.; Mekhmandarov, Y.; Achiman, O.; Pirkner, M.

    2013-12-01

    Screenhouses and screen-covers are widely used in arid and semi-arid agriculture to protect crops from direct solar radiation and high wind speed, and to increase water use efficiency. However, accurate estimation of crop water use under screens is still a challenge. The most reliable method that directly measures evapotranspiration, the Eddy Covariance (EC), is both expensive and complex in data collection and processing. This renders it unfeasible for day to day use by farmers. A simpler alternative is the Surface Renewal (SR) technique which utilizes high frequency temperature readings of low-cost fine-wire thermocouples, to estimate the sensible heat flux. Assuming energy conservation and employing relatively cheap complementary measurements, the evapotranspiration can be estimated. The SR technique uses a structure function mathematical analysis that filters out noise and involves a time lag parameter to provide amplitude and time period of a ramp-like temperature signal. This behavior arises from the detachment of air parcels that have been heated or cooled near the surface and sequentially renewed by air parcels from above. While the SR technique is relatively simple to employ, it requires calibration against direct measurements. The aim of this research is to investigate the applicability of the SR technique in screenhouses in two different climatic regions in Israel. Two field campaigns were carried out: In the first campaign we studied a banana plantation grown in a shading screenhouse in the coastal plane of northern Israel. In the second campaign a pepper plantation cultivated in an insect-proof screenhouse in the Jordan Valley region of eastern Israel was examined. In the two campaigns, SR sensible heat flux estimates were calibrated against simultaneous eddy covariance measurements. To optimize the SR operation, in each campaign fine-wire (50 - 78 μm) exposed T-type thermocouples were placed at several heights. Thermocouple output was continuously recorded at 10 Hz and data analysis was performed at 10, 5, 2 and 1 Hz to examine the validity of low frequency data acquisition. Results for daytime hours revealed temperature ramp amplitudes of up to 2°C. Best linear regressions between EC and SR sensible heat fluxes during validation were obtained for the thermocouples located adjacent to the screen, for both banana and pepper screenhouses. The coefficients of determination were generally higher for the banana than the pepper screenhouses. This was due to the effect of the insect-proof screen which induces a higher resistance to airflow than the light shading screen that covers the banana plantation. At both campaigns, results were better for unstable than for stable boundary layers. At stable conditions, and at unstable conditions above the canopy, low frequency data analysis produced reasonable results, such that 2 Hz analysis performed as good as 10 Hz. Parameters like turbulence intensity, two-point correlation and quadrant analysis illustrate the effect of the two different screenhouses on turbulence characteristics of the flow.

  7. Estimating sensible heat exchange between screen-covered canopies and the atmosphere using the surface renewal technique

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    Mekhmandarov, Yonatan; Achiman, Ori; Pirkner, Moran; Tanny, Josef

    2014-05-01

    Screenhouses and screen-covers are widely used in arid and semi-arid agriculture to protect crops from direct solar radiation and high wind speed, and to increase water use efficiency. However, accurate estimation of crop water use under screens is still a challenge. The most reliable method that directly measures evapotranspiration, the Eddy Covariance (EC), is both expensive and complex in data collection and processing. This renders it unfeasible for day to day use by farmers. A simpler alternative is the Surface Renewal (SR) technique which utilizes high frequency temperature readings of low-cost fine-wire thermocouples, to estimate the sensible heat flux. Assuming energy conservation and employing relatively cheap complementary measurements, the evapotranspiration can be estimated. The SR technique uses a structure function mathematical analysis that filters out noise and involves a time lag parameter to provide amplitude and time period of a ramp-like temperature signal. This behavior arises from the detachment of air parcels that have been heated or cooled near the surface and sequentially renewed by air parcels from above. While the SR technique is relatively simple to employ, it requires calibration against direct measurements. The aim of this research is to investigate the applicability of the SR technique in two different types of commonly used screenhouses in Israel. Two field campaigns were carried out: In the first campaign we studied a banana plantation grown in a shading screenhouse located in the coastal plain of northern Israel. The second campaign was located in the Jordan Valley region of eastern Israel, where a pepper plantation cultivated in an insect-proof screenhouse, with a much denser screen, was examined. In the two campaigns, SR sensible heat flux estimates were calibrated against simultaneous eddy covariance measurements. To optimize the SR operation, in each campaign fine-wire (50-76 μm) exposed T-type thermocouples were placed at several heights. Thermocouple output was continuously recorded at 10 Hz and data analysis was performed at 10, 5, 2 and 1 Hz to examine the validity of low frequency data acquisition. Results for daytime hours revealed temperature ramp amplitudes of up to 2ºC, with ramp periods spanning from several to tens of seconds. Best linear regressions between EC and SR sensible heat fluxes during validation were obtained for the thermocouples located above the screen, 0.1 m above the shading screen and 0.45 m above the insect-proof screen. The coefficients of determination were generally higher for the shading than the insect-proof screenhouses. This was due to the effect of the insect-proof screen which induces a higher resistance to airflow than the more porous shading screen that covers the banana plantation. At both campaigns, results were better for unstable than for stable boundary layers. At unstable conditions and above the canopy, low frequency data analysis produced reasonable results, such that 2 Hz analysis performed as good as 10 Hz. Parameters like turbulence intensity, two-point correlation and quadrant analysis illustrate the effect of the two different screenhouses on turbulence characteristics of the flow.

  8. EFFECTS OF CLIMATE VARIABILITY ON THE CARBON DIOXIDE, WATER, AND SENSIBLE HEAT FLUXES ABOVE A PONDEROSA PINE PLANTATION IN THE SIERRA NEVADA, CA. (R826601)

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    Fluxes of CO2, water vapor, and sensible heat were measured by the eddy covariance method above a young ponderosa pine plantation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains (CA) over two growing seasons (1 June¯10 September 1997 and 1 May&#...

  9. Belonging and "Achieving" in the Free Market of Education: A Study on Students' Sensibilities in an Aotearoa/New Zealand School.

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    Doerr, Neriko Musha

    School reform in New Zealand in the 1990s greatly affected funding strategies and school social dynamics. This paper investigates the effects of per-pupil funding and the track system on the sensibilities of students in one New Zealand secondary school. Per-pupil funding and the track system are used in an effort to attract parents (consumers) and…

  10. EFFECTS OF CLIMATE VARIABILITY ON THE CARBON DIOXIDE, WATER, AND SENSIBLE HEAT FLUXES ABOVE A PONDEROSA PINE PLANTATION IN THE SIERRA NEVADA, CA. (R826601)

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    Abstract

    Fluxes of CO2, water vapor, and sensible heat were measured by the eddy covariance method above a young ponderosa pine plantation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains (CA) over two growing seasons (1 June10 September 1997 and 1 May&#...

  11. Microsurgeons do better - tactile training might prevent the age-dependent decline of the sensibility of the hand.

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    Schmauss, Daniel; Megerle, Kai; Weinzierl, Andrea; Agua, Kariem; Cerny, Michael; Schmauss, Verena; Lohmeyer, Joern A; Machens, Hans-Guenther; Erne, Holger

    2015-12-01

    Recent data demonstrate that the normal sensibility of the hand seems to be age-dependent with the best values in the third decade and a consecutive deterioration afterwards. However, it is not clear if long-term tactile training might prevent this age-dependent decline. We evaluated sensibility of the hand in 125 surgeons aged between 26 and 75 years who perform microsurgical operations, thereby undergoing regular tactile training. We examined sensibility of the radial digital nerve of the index finger (N3) and the ulnar digital nerve of the small finger (N10) using static and moving two-point discrimination (2PD) tests and compared the results to 154 age-matched individuals without specific long-term tactile training. We found significantly lower static and moving 2PD values for the sixth, seventh, and eighth decade of life in the microsurgery group compared to the control group (p < 0.05). This study demonstrates that long-term tactile training might prevent the known age-dependent decline of the sensibility of the hand. PMID:26306813

  12. In-situ Modelisation of a Greenhouse Climate Including Sensible Heat, Water Vapour and CO2 Balances

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    Draoui, B.; Bounaama, F.; Boulard, T.; Bibi-Triki, N.

    2013-04-01

    While thermal structures such as greenhouses are complex to model under transient conditions because of coupled heat and mass (H2O and CO2) exchanges between their different parts, systems theory allows a simple analysis of the input/output behaviour of the model. In particular, parameters of the reduced dynamic models can be derived from in-situ measurements on these systems. This paper describes an application of the systems approach to a greenhouse climate model which incorporates CO2 balance, crop transpiration and photosynthesis and the effects of heating, CO2 enrichment, natural ventilation and evaporative cooling. In a first stage, system parameters such as the equivalent thermal mass, the wind dependent coefficient of natural ventilation and the various heat exchange coefficients were identified in situ from sequences of input-output data concerning the heat and water vapour balance, recorded over the crop production period from December to July. Good agreement between measured and computed values of air temperature, air humidity was observed. In a second stage, we have considered simultaneously the sensible heat, water vapour and CO2 exchanges and tested the model against experimental data measured using a commercial greenhouse climate control computer. The identified values of the physical and physiological parameters are close the theoretical values and the accuracy of temperature, humidity and CO2 content is rather good.

  13. Thermoregulation during flight: body temperature and sensible heat transfer in free-ranging Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis).

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    Reichard, Jonathan D; Fellows, Spenser R; Frank, Alexander J; Kunz, Thomas H

    2010-01-01

    Bat wings are important for thermoregulation, but their role in heat balance during flight is largely unknown. More than 80% of the energy consumed during flight generates heat as a by-product, and thus it is expected that bat wings should dissipate large amounts of heat to prevent hyperthermia. We measured rectal (T(r)) and surface (T(s)) temperatures of Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) as they emerged from and returned to their daytime roosts and calculated sensible heat transfer for different body regions (head, body, wings, and tail membrane). Bats' T(r) decreased from 36.8C during emergence flights to 34.4C during returns, and T(s) scaled positively with ambient temperature (T(a)). Total radiative heat loss from bats was significantly greater for a radiative sink to the night sky than for a sink with temperature equal to T(a). We found that free-ranging Brazilian free-tailed bats, on average, do not dissipate heat from their wings by convection but instead dissipate radiative heat (L) to the cloudless night sky during flight ([Formula: see text] W). However, within the range of T(a) measured in this study, T. brasiliensis experienced net heat loss between evening emergence and return flights. Regional hypothermia reduces heat loss from wings that are exposed to potentially high convective fluxes. Additional research is needed to establish the role of wings in evaporative cooling during flight in bats. PMID:21034204

  14. System for recovering pressure and sensible heat from blast furnace gas with use of dry-type dust collector

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    Tomita, Y.; Oda, N.; Wakabayashi, T.; Yamamoto, H.

    1983-08-23

    A system is disclosed for recovering as power the pressure and sensible heat of the gas discharged from the top of a blast furnace by guiding the gas to a dry-type dust collector for the removal of dust while maintaining the gas at the furnace top pressure and introducing the gas into a turbine for expansion. To protect the dry-type dust collector when the gas is run off from the furnace at an abnormally high temperature, a gas channel extending from the furnace to the dust collector is provided with at least one injector, which injects a cooling fluid into the gas in response to a signal from a temperature detecting sensor disposed close to the gas outlet of the dust collector. The sensor which is positioned near the dust collector outlet detects the temperature without the time delay attributable to the deposition of dust. With use of the dry-type dust collector, the gas can be fed to the turbine almost without cooling for the recovery of an increased amount of power.

  15. SENSIBLE SOIL SENSORS WELCOME

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    The idea of automated in-field sensors for assessing soil nutrients is appealing because of the difficulty in obtaining a representative sample with traditional methods. With sensors, many more measurements could be taken than is feasible with soil sampling and lab analysis. In recent years, a senso...

  16. Biosensors: sense and sensibility.

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    Turner, Anthony P F

    2013-04-21

    This review is based on the Theophilus Redwood Medal and Award lectures, delivered to Royal Society of Chemistry meetings in the UK and Ireland in 2012, and presents a personal overview of the field of biosensors. The biosensors industry is now worth billions of United States dollars, the topic attracts the attention of national initiatives across the world and tens of thousands of papers have been published in the area. This plethora of information is condensed into a concise account of the key achievements to date. The reasons for success are examined, some of the more exciting emerging technologies are highlighted and the author speculates on the importance of biosensors as a ubiquitous technology of the future for health and the maintenance of wellbeing. PMID:23420144

  17. Recycling rubber products sensibly

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    Fesus, E.M.; Eggleton, R.W.

    1991-03-01

    This article examines processes for surface treating ground rubber from tires and other sources to enhance its ability to chemically bond with an uncured elastomer matrix during vulcanization. The topics discussed are environmental effects, processing and physical and chemical properties, mesh size, compounding, loading study, mineral fillers, and applications.

  18. Estimation of turbulent sensible heat and momentum fluxes over a heterogeneous urban area using a large aperture scintillometer

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    Lee, Sang-Hyun; Lee, Jun-Ho; Kim, Bo-Young

    2015-08-01

    The accurate determination of surface-layer turbulent fluxes over urban areas is critical to understanding urban boundary layer (UBL) evolution. In this study, a remote-sensing technique using a large aperture scintillometer (LAS) was investigated to estimate surface-layer turbulent fluxes over a highly heterogeneous urban area. The LAS system, with an optical path length of 2.1 km, was deployed in an urban area characterized by a complicated land-use mix (residential houses, water body, bare ground, etc.). The turbulent sensible heat ( Q H) and momentum fluxes (?) were estimated from the scintillation measurements obtained from the LAS system during the cold season. Three-dimensional LAS footprint modeling was introduced to identify the source areas ("footprint") of the estimated turbulent fluxes. The analysis results showed that the LAS-derived turbulent fluxes for the highly heterogeneous urban area revealed reasonable temporal variation during daytime on clear days, in comparison to the land-surface process-resolving numerical modeling. A series of sensitivity tests indicated that the overall uncertainty in the LAS-derived daytime Q H was within 20%-30% in terms of the influence of input parameters and the nondimensional similarity function for the temperature structure function parameter, while the estimation errors in ? were less sensitive to the factors of influence, except aerodynamic roughness length. The 3D LAS footprint modeling characterized the source areas of the LAS-derived turbulent fluxes in the heterogeneous urban area, revealing that the representative spatial scales of the LAS system deployed with the 2.1 km optical path distance ranged from 0.2 to 2 km2 (a "micro- a scale"), depending on local meteorological conditions.

  19. On treatments of fetch and stability sensitivity in large-area estimates of sensible heat flux over sea ice

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    Maslanik, J. A.; Key, J.

    1995-01-01

    Bulk transfer coefficients estimated as a function of atmospheric stability and sea-ice lead width are combined with Arctic meteorological observations and ice thickness data to calculate the sensitivity of turbulent flux estimates to changes in lead width, wind speed, air temperature, and ice thickness for a high-concentration ice pack. These results are considered in terms of bulk transfer parameterizations that use a fixed transfer coefficient r that address atmospheric stability only. On the basis of the fetch-sensitive parameterizations considered here, differences in lead width for widths up to about 200 m can exert a substantial influence on sensible heat transfer coefficients and heat flux from leads under typical Arctic conditions. Fluxes from an open water lead decrease by 34% if fetch increases from 10 m to 100 m. This effect is greatest for open water leads, decreases considerably as leads refreeze, and is negligible for ice thicker than about 0.3 m. If open or newly refrozen leads make up 2% of the ice cover, than an increase in mean fetch from 10 m to 100 m yields a decrease of about 2 W/sq m in areally averaged flux from the ice pack. Calculations using observed and theoretical lead width distributions suggest that parameterizing lead widths in a sea ice model can be done effectively using a single, representative lead width rather than requiring a full distribution of widths. When coupled to the lowest atmospheric boundary layer using a bulk similarity theory model, this sensitivity of heat transfer to fetch results in substantially higher near-surface air temperatures over narrow leads, with equilibrium air temperatures decreasing by about 50% as fetch increases from 10 to 100 m.

  20. Mechanical sensibility of nociceptive and non-nociceptive fast-conducting afferents is modulated by skin temperature.

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    Boada, M Danilo; Eisenach, James C; Ririe, Douglas G

    2016-01-01

    The ability to distinguish mechanical from thermal input is a critical component of peripheral somatosensory function. Polymodal C fibers respond to both stimuli. However, mechanosensitive, modality-specific fast-conducting tactile and nociceptor afferents theoretically carry information only about mechanical forces independent of the thermal environment. We hypothesize that the thermal environment can nonetheless modulate mechanical force sensibility in fibers that do not respond directly to change in temperature. To study this, fast-conducting mechanosensitive peripheral sensory fibers in male Sprague-Dawley rats were accessed at the soma in the dorsal root ganglia from T11 or L4/L5. Neuronal identification was performed using receptive field characteristics and passive and active electrical properties. Neurons responded to mechanical stimuli but failed to generate action potentials in response to changes in temperature alone, except for the tactile mechanical and cold sensitive neurons. Heat and cold ramps were utilized to determine temperature-induced modulation of response to mechanical stimuli. Mechanically evoked electrical activity in non-nociceptive, low-threshold mechanoreceptors (tactile afferents) decreased in response to changes in temperature while mechanically induced activity was increased in nociceptive, fast-conducting, high-threshold mechanoreceptors in response to the same changes in temperature. These data suggest that mechanical activation does not occur in isolation but rather that temperature changes appear to alter mechanical afferent activity and input to the central nervous system in a dynamic fashion. Further studies to understand the psychophysiological implications of thermal modulation of fast-conducting mechanical input to the spinal cord will provide greater insight into the implications of these findings. PMID:26581873

  1. On the performance of surface renewal analysis to estimate sensible heat flux over two growing rice fields under the influence of regional advection

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    Castellví, F.; Snyder, R. L.

    2009-09-01

    SummaryHigh-frequency temperature data were recorded at one height and they were used in Surface Renewal (SR) analysis to estimate sensible heat flux during the full growing season of two rice fields located north-northeast of Colusa, CA (in the Sacramento Valley). One of the fields was seeded into a flooded paddy and the other was drill seeded before flooding. To minimize fetch requirements, the measurement height was selected to be close to the maximum expected canopy height. The roughness sub-layer depth was estimated to discriminate if the temperature data came from the inertial or roughness sub-layer. The equation to estimate the roughness sub-layer depth was derived by combining simple mixing-length theory, mixing-layer analogy, equations to account for stable atmospheric surface layer conditions, and semi-empirical canopy-architecture relationships. The potential for SR analysis as a method that operates in the full surface boundary layer was tested using data collected over growing vegetation at a site influenced by regional advection of sensible heat flux. The inputs used to estimate the sensible heat fluxes included air temperature sampled at 10 Hz, the mean and variance of the horizontal wind speed, the canopy height, and the plant area index for a given intermediate height of the canopy. Regardless of the stability conditions and measurement height above the canopy, sensible heat flux estimates using SR analysis gave results that were similar to those measured with the eddy covariance method. Under unstable cases, it was shown that the performance was sensitive to estimation of the roughness sub-layer depth. However, an expression was provided to select the crucial scale required for its estimation.

  2. Sensible heat loss from Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) feeding in winter: small calves are not at a thermal disadvantage compared with adult cows.

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    Munn, Adam J; Barboza, Perry S; Dehn, Jon

    2009-01-01

    Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) are large (>200 kg adult body mass) mammalian herbivores that overwinter in the polar regions. Calves are around one-third the body mass of mature females and may be expected to suffer greater thermal stresses in winter compared with adults because the ratio of surface area to volume (SA:vol) is much greater for calves than for adults. We found that during feeding bouts, when animals are fully exposed to environmental conditions, calves did lose sensible (dry) heat more readily than adults (W m(-2)) in still air conditions. However, calves and cows lost less than 2%-6% of their estimated daily digestible energy intake as conductive, convective, and radiant heat losses accumulated during feeding bouts. More important, calves did not lose relatively more heat than larger adults in terms of sensible losses as part of their daily energy intake. Coat surface temperatures were only 2 degrees -5 degrees C above ambient even when air temperature fell to -40 degrees C. Body temperatures recorded deep within the ear canal near the tympanum fluctuated in both cows and calves. Muskoxen combine peripheral heterothermy and an exceptional winter coat to minimize sensible heat loss in winter. These mechanisms appear to have circumvented some of the thermal problems normally associated with a high SA:vol ratio in calves, which reflects the strong selection to conserve energy in winter. PMID:19569931

  3. Combining the bulk transfer formulation and surface renewal analysis for estimating the sensible heat flux without involving the parameter kB-1

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    Castellv, F.; Gaviln, P.; Gonzlez-Dugo, M. P.

    2014-10-01

    The single-source bulk transfer formulation (based on the Monin-Obukhov Similarity Theory, MOST) has been used to estimate the sensible heat flux, H, in the framework of remote sensing over homogeneous surfaces (HMOST). The latter involves the canopy parameter, kB-1, which is difficult to parameterize. Over short and dense grass at a site influenced by regional advection of sensible heat flux, HMOST with kB-1 = 2 (i.e., the value recommended) correlated strongly with the H measured using the Eddy Covariance, EC, method, HEC. However, it overestimated HEC by 50% under stable conditions for samples showing a local air temperature gradient larger than the measurement error, 0.4 km-1. Combining MOST and Surface Renewal analysis, three methods of estimating H that avoid kB-1 dependency have been derived. These new expressions explain the variability of H versus u*>(Tc-T>(z>)>), where u* is the friction velocity, Tc is the radiometric surface temperature, and T>(z>) is the air temperature at height, z. At two measurement heights, the three methods performed excellently. One of the methods developed required the same readily/commonly available inputs as HMOST due to the fact that the ratio between >(Tc-T>(z>)>) and the ramp amplitude was found fairly constant under stable and unstable cases. Over homogeneous canopies, at a site influenced by regional advection of sensible heat flux, the methods proposed are an alternative to the traditional bulk transfer method because they are reliable, exempt of calibration against the EC method, and are comparable or identical in cost of application. It is suggested that the methodology may be useful over bare soil and sparse vegetation.

  4. The cosmic child: The artwork of Joseph Cornell and a type of unusual sensibility, or thinking inside the box: the mind that channels infinity.

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    Scheftel, Susan

    2009-01-01

    This paper explores the unique mind of the twentieth- century American artist Joseph Cornell, known for his boxes and collages made with "found" materials. The author interpolates reflections upon Cornell with vignettes from the treatment of a young child, speculating that certain individuals may possess a constellation of vulnerabilities/sensitivities that constitute what is referred to as a "cosmic" sensibility. It is suggested that such an orientation can lead variously to anxieties and separation problems, as well as (or in addition to) intellectual and/or artistic giftedness. The outcome of such dynamics would depend on a complex interplay of temperament, circumstance, and relational attunement. PMID:20578433

  5. Evaluation of sensible heat flux, latent heat flux, and effective aerodynamic roughness at the land surface from a combination of satellite and in-situ data

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    Diak, George R.

    1990-01-01

    A simple method is presented for using the daytime rise of the PBL height, combined with coincident satellite skin temperature measurements, to evaluate sensible heating and the effective surface roughness for heat transfer at synoptic locations. Multiple runs of a combination surface layer-mixed layer model are made in the central U.S., varying the values of surface moisture and roughness length around climatological means, and initializing the model with a set of atmospheric conditions from the synoptic report. The results, shown in figures and tables, are quite reasonable and spatially coherent, and depict well the sharp change in surface moisture and roughness which is known to take place across the central U.S.

  6. Eddy covariance measurements of carbon exchange and latent and sensible heat fluxes over a boreal lake for a full open-water period

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    Vesala, Timo; Huotari, Jussi; Rannik, Llar; Suni, Tanja; Smolander, Sampo; Sogachev, Andrey; Launiainen, Samuli; Ojala, Anne

    2006-06-01

    Long-term measurements of sensible and latent heat and carbon dioxide fluxes were performed over a boreal lake in southern Finland using the direct micrometeorological eddy covariance (EC) technique. The water column was sampled weekly for dissolved carbon dioxide, and the CO2 flux was estimated also applying the concentration gradient method. Temperature and oxygen profiles of the lake were measured twice a week. The measurements covered one full open-water period from April to November 2003, and it is the longest continuous CO2 record ever measured over a lake by EC. The sensible heat flux H was positive, that is, from the lake to the atmosphere, except in May, when it was >0 W/m2 at night and <0 W/m2 in daytime. The latent heat flux dominated clearly over H in spring and summer; that is, the Bowen ratio was less than 1. Higher-moment turbulence statistics proved to be efficient in detection of frequent nonstationary situations. Applying the statistical criteria for CO2 concentration and vertical wind speed, averaging over a 5-min period and selecting only the wind direction with longest fetch, we could obtain lake-representative CO2 fluxes. Footprint analysis based on a closure model revealed that the source areas were relatively short because of the presence of turbulence generated by the surrounding forest, compared to a larger lake with an extended smooth surface. We observed a net CO2 source of 0.2-0.4 ?mol m-2 s-1 excluding July, when the flux was closer to zero. The results are consistent with the gradient method, based on more infrequent sampling, and both methods gave the same average flux, 0.2 ?mol m-2 s-1, over the whole open-water period.

  7. A comparison of THI indices leads to a sensible heat-based heat stress index for shaded cattle that aligns temperature and humidity stress

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    Berman, A.; Horovitz, Talia; Kaim, M.; Gacitua, H.

    2016-01-01

    The combined temperature-humidity heat stress is estimated in farm animals by indices derived of an index based on human thermal comfort sensation. The latter index consists of temperature and humidity measures that sum to form the temperature-humidity index (THI). The hitherto unknown relative contribution of temperature and humidity to the THI was examined. A temperature-humidity data set (temperature 20-42 °C and relative humidity 10-70 %) was used to assess by regression procedures the relative weights of temperature and humidity in the variance of THI values produced by six commonly used heat stress indices. The temperature (Ta) effect was predominant (0.82-0.95 of variance) and humidity accounted for only 0.05 to 0.12 of THI variance, half of the variance encountered in animal responses to variable humidity heat stress. Significant difference in THI values was found between indices in the relative weights of temperature and humidity. As in THI indices, temperature and humidity are expressed in different physical units, their sum has no physical attributes, and empirical evaluations assess THI relation to animal responses. A sensible heat THI was created, in which at higher temperatures humidity reaches 0.25 of sensible heat, similarly to evaporative heat loss span in heat stressed animals. It relates to ambient temperature-humidity similarly to present THI; its values are similar to other THI but greater at higher humidity. In warm conditions, mean animal responses are similar in both indices. The higher sensitivity to humidity makes this index preferable for warm-humid conditions.

  8. Diurnal to annual changes in latent, sensible heat, and CO2 fluxes over a Laurentian Great Lake: A case study in Western Lake Erie

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    Shao, Changliang; Chen, Jiquan; Stepien, Carol A.; Chu, Housen; Ouyang, Zutao; Bridgeman, Thomas B.; Czajkowski, Kevin P.; Becker, Richard H.; John, Ranjeet

    2015-08-01

    To understand the carbon and energy exchange between the lake surface and the atmosphere, direct measurements of latent, sensible heat, and CO2 fluxes were taken using the eddy covariance (EC) technique in Western Lake Erie during October 2011 to September 2013. We found that the latent heat flux (LE) had a marked one-peak seasonal change in both years that differed from the diurnal course and lacked a sinusoidal dynamic common in terrestrial ecosystems. Daily mean LE was 4.8 ± 0.1 and 4.3 ± 0.2 MJ m-2 d-1 in Year 1 and Year 2, respectively. The sensible heat flux (H) remained much lower than the LE, with a daily mean of 0.9 ± 0.1 and 1.1 ± 0.1 MJ m-2 d-1 in Year 1 and Year 2, respectively. As a result, the Bowen ratio was <1 during most of the 2 year period, with the lowest summer value at 0.14. The vapor pressure deficit explained 35% of the variation in half hourly LE, while the temperature difference between the water surface and air explained 65% of the variation in half hourly H. Western Lake Erie acted as a small carbon sink holding -19.0 ± 5.4 and -40.2 ± 13.3 g C m-2 in the first and second summers (May-September) but as an annual source of 77.7 ± 18.6 and 49.5 ± 17.9 g C m-2 yr-1 in Year 1 and Year 2, respectively. The CO2 flux (FCO2) rate varied from -0.45 g C m-2 d-1 to 0.98 g C m-2 d-1. Similar to LE, FCO2 had noticeable diurnal changes during the months that had high chlorophyll a months but not during other months. A significantly negative correlation (P < 0.05) was found between FCO2 and chlorophyll a on monthly fluxes. Three gap-filling methods, including marginal distribution sampling, mean diurnal variation, and monthly mean, were quantitatively assessed, yielding an uncertainty of 4%, 6%, and 10% in LE, H, and FCO2, respectively.

  9. The Time-lagged Impacts of Spring Sensible Heat over the Tibetan Plateau on the Summer Rainfall Anomaly in East China: Cases Study by Using WRF Model

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    Duan, A.

    2014-12-01

    This study explores the time-lagged impacts of the spring sensible heat (SH) source over the Tibetan Plateau (TP) on summer rainfall anomaly in east China by using the WRF model. Numerical experiments for the 2003 case indicates that spring SH anomaly over the TP can maintains its impact until summer and leads to the overall strong atmospheric heat source, which is characterized by the enhanced both SH over the western TP and condensation latent heat to the east. The wave activity diagnosis revealed that the enhanced TP heating forces a Rossby wave train to the downstream regions. The cyclonic response to the northeast TP brings about the low level northerly anomaly over the northern China, while the anticyclonic response over the western Pacific enhances the subtropical high and the low level southerly in its western flank. As a result, cold and dry airflows from mid-high latitudes and warm and wet airflows from tropical oceans converge around the Huaihe River basin. In addition, warm advection originated from the TP induces vigorous ascending motion over the convergence belt. With such a favourable circulation condition, the eastward propagating vortexes initiated over the TP intensify the torrential rainfall processes over the Huaihe River basin. Another case study of 2001 with weak spring SH over the TP and the overall southward retreat of summer rainfall belt in east China further demonstrates the role of spring SH over the TP in regulating the interannual variability of EASM in terms of wave activity and synoptic disturbance.

  10. Conversation Simulation and Sensible Surprises

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    Hutchens, Jason L.

    I have entered the Loebner Prize five times, winning the "most humanlike program" category in 1996 with a surly ELIZA-clone named HeX, but failed to repeat the performance in subsequent years with more sophisticated techniques. Whether this is indicative of an unanticipated improvement in "conversation simulation" technology, or whether it highlights the strengths of ELIZA-style trickery, is as an exercise for the reader. In 2000, I was invited to assume the role of Chief Scientist at Artificial Intelligence Ltd. (Ai) on a project inspired by the advice given by Alan Turing in the final section of his classic paper - our quest was to build a "child machine" that could learn and use language from scratch. In this chapter, I will discuss both of these experiences, presenting my thoughts regarding the Chinese Room argument and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in between.

  11. Nuclear energy: a sensible alternative

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    Ott, K.O.; Spinrad, B.I.

    1985-01-01

    This book presents in-depth articles on the main issues affecting the use and usefulness of nuclear energy for peaceful domestic purposes. Topics considered include energy futures (a world study), energy demand-energy supplies, an energy-deficient society, energy shortages, the economics of light water reactors (LWRs), fast breeder reactor economics, international cooperation in the nuclear field, nuclear recycling (costs, savings, safeguards), alternative fuels, alternative fuel cycles, alternative reactors, the nuclear weapons proliferation issue, paths to a world with more reliable nuclear safeguards, the homemade bomb issue, LWR risk assessment, accident analysis and risk assessment, the waste disposal risk, radon problems, health effects of low-level radiation, routine releases of radioactivity, plutonium toxicity, and the Price-Anderson Act.

  12. Nuclear energy: a sensible alternative

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    Ott, K.O.; Spinrad, B.I.

    1985-01-01

    This book presents information on energy futures; energy demand, energy supplies; exclusive paths and difficult choices--hard, soft, and moderate energy paths; an energy-deficient society; energy shortages; economics of light-water reactors; fast breeder reactor economics; international cooperation in the nuclear field; nuclear recycling; alternative fuels, fuel cycles, and reactors; the nuclear weapons proliferation issue; paths to a world with more reliable nuclear safeguards; the homemade bomb issue; LWR risk assessment; accident analysis and risk assessment; the waste disposal risk; radon problems; risks in our society; health effects of low-level radiation; routine releases of radioactivity from the nuclear industry; low-level radioactivity and infant mortality; the myth of plutonium toxicity; myths about high-level radioactive waste; the aging reactor myth; the police state myth; insurance and nuclear power--the Price-Anderson Act; and solar and nuclear power as partners.

  13. Responsiveness, Sensitivity, and Minimally Detectable Difference of the Graded and Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility, and Prehension, Version 1.0.

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    Kalsi-Ryan, Sukhvinder; Beaton, Dorcas; Ahn, Henry; Askes, Heather; Drew, Brian; Curt, Armin; Popovic, Milos R; Wang, Justin; Verrier, Mary C; Fehlings, Michael G

    2016-02-01

    As spinal cord injury (SCI) trials begin to involve subjects with acute cervical SCI, establishing the property of an upper limb outcome measure to detect change over time is critical for its usefulness in clinical trials. The objectives of this study were to define responsiveness, sensitivity, and minimally detectable difference (MDD) of the Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility, and Prehension (GRASSP). An observational, longitudinal study was conducted. International Standards of Neurological Classification of SCI (ISNCSCI), GRASSP, Capabilities of Upper Extremity Questionnaire (CUE-Q), and Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM) were administered 0-10 days, 1, 3, 6, and 12 months post-injury. Standardized Response Means (SRM) for GRASSP and ISNCSCI measures were calculated. Longitudinal construct validity was calculated using Pearson correlation coefficients. Smallest real difference for all subtests was calculated to define the MDD values for all GRASSP subtests. Longitudinal construct validity demonstrated GRASSP and all external measures to be responsive to neurological change for 1 year post-injury. SRM values for the GRASSP subtests ranged from 0.25 to 0.85 units greater than that for ISNCSCI strength and sensation, SCIM-SS, and CUE-Q. MDD values for GRASSP subtests ranged from 2-5 points. GRASSP demonstrates good responsiveness and excellent sensitivity that is superior to ISNCSCI and SCIM III. MDD values are useful in the evaluation of interventions in both clinical and research settings. The responsiveness and sensitivity of GRASSP make it a valuable condition-specific measure in tetraplegia, where changes in upper limb neurological and functional outcomes are essential for evaluating the efficacy of interventions. PMID:26560017

  14. On the parameterisation of oceanic sensible heat loss to the atmosphere and to ice in an ice-covered mixed layer in winter

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    Rudels, Bert; Friedrich, Hans J.; Hainbucher, Dagmar; Lohmann, Gerrit

    1999-06-01

    In high-latitude oceans with seasonal ice cover, the ice and the low-salinity mixed layer form an interacting barrier for the heat flux from the ocean to the atmosphere. The presence of a less dense surface layer allows ice to form, and the ice cover reduces the heat loss to the atmosphere. The ice formation weakens the stability at the base of the mixed layer, leading to stronger entrainment and larger heat flux from below. This heat transport retards, and perhaps stops, the growth of the ice cover. As much heat is then entrained from below as is lost to the atmosphere. This heat loss further reduces the stability, and unless a net ice melt occurs, the mixed layer convects. Two possibilities exist: (1) A net ice melt, sufficient to retain the stability, will always occur and convection will not take place until all ice is removed. The deep convection will then be thermal, deepening the mixed layer. (2) The ice remains until the stability at the base of the mixed layer disappears. The mixed layer then convects, through haline convection, into the deep ocean. Warm water rises towards the surface and the ice starts to melt, and a new mixed layer is reformed. The present work discusses the interactions between ice cover and entrainment during winter, when heat loss to the atmosphere is present. One crucial hypothesis is introduced: "When ice is present and the ocean loses sensible heat to the atmosphere and to ice melt, the buoyancy input at the sea surface due to ice melt is at a minimum". Using a one-dimensional energy-balance model, applied to the artificial situation, where ice melts directly on warmer water, it is found that this corresponds to a constant fraction of the heat loss going to ice melt. It is postulated that this partitioning holds for the ice cover and the mixed layer in the high-latitude ocean. When a constant fraction of heat goes to ice melt, at least one deep convection event occurs, before the ice cover can be removed by heat entrained from below. After one or several convection events the ice normally disappears and a deep-reaching thermal convection is established. Conditions appropriate for the Weddell Sea and the Greenland Sea are examined and compared with field observations. With realistic initial conditions no convection occurs in the warm regime of the Weddell Sea. A balance between entrained heat and atmospheric heat loss is established and the ice cover remains throughout the winter. At Maud Rise convection may occur, but late in winter and normally no polynya can form before the summer ice melt. In the central Greenland Sea the mixed layer generally convects early in winter and the ice is removed by melting from below as early as February or March. This is in agreement with existing observations.

  15. Observations of the scale-dependent turbulence and evaluation of the flux–gradient relationship for sensible heat for a closed Douglas-fir canopy in very weak wind conditions

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    Vickers, D.; Thomas, C. K.

    2014-09-16

    Observations of the scale-dependent turbulent fluxes, variances, and the bulk transfer parameterization for sensible heat above, within, and beneath a tall closed Douglas-fir canopy in very weak winds are examined. The daytime sub-canopy vertical velocity spectra exhibit a double-peak structure with peaks at timescales of 0.8 s and 51.2 s. A double-peak structure is also observed in the daytime sub-canopy heat flux co-spectra. The daytime momentum flux co-spectra in the upper bole space and in the sub-canopy are characterized by a relatively large cross-wind component, likely due to the extremely light and variable winds, such that the definition of amore » mean wind direction, and subsequent partitioning of the momentum flux into along- and cross-wind components, has little physical meaning. Positive values of both momentum flux components in the sub-canopy contribute to upward transfer of momentum, consistent with the observed sub-canopy secondary wind speed maximum. For the smallest resolved scales in the canopy at nighttime, we find increasing vertical velocity variance with decreasing timescale, consistent with very small eddies possibly generated by wake shedding from the canopy elements that transport momentum, but not heat. Unusually large values of the velocity aspect ratio within the canopy were observed, consistent with enhanced suppression of the horizontal wind components compared to the vertical by the very dense canopy. The flux–gradient approach for sensible heat flux is found to be valid for the sub-canopy and above-canopy layers when considered separately in spite of the very small fluxes on the order of a few W m−2 in the sub-canopy. However, single-source approaches that ignore the canopy fail because they make the heat flux appear to be counter-gradient when in fact it is aligned with the local temperature gradient in both the sub-canopy and above-canopy layers. While sub-canopy Stanton numbers agreed well with values typically reported in the literature, our estimates for the above-canopy Stanton number were much larger, which likely leads to underestimated modeled sensible heat fluxes above dark warm closed canopies.« less

  16. Observations of the scale-dependent turbulence and evaluation of the flux-gradient relationship for sensible heat for a closed Douglas-Fir canopy in very weak wind conditions

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    Vickers, D.; Thomas, C.

    2014-05-13

    Observations of the scale-dependent turbulent fluxes and variances above, within and beneath a tall closed Douglas-Fir canopy in very weak winds are examined. The daytime subcanopy vertical velocity spectra exhibit a double-peak structure with peaks at time scales of 0.8 s and 51.2 s. A double-peak structure is also observed in the daytime subcanopy heat flux cospectra. The daytime momentum flux cospectra inside the canopy and in the subcanopy are characterized by a relatively large cross-wind component, likely due to the extremely light and variable winds, such that the definition of a mean wind direction, and subsequent partitioning of themore » momentum flux into along- and cross-wind components, has little physical meaning. Positive values of both momentum flux components in the subcanopy contribute to upward transfer of momentum, consistent with the observed mean wind speed profile. In the canopy at night at the smallest resolved scales, we find relatively large momentum fluxes (compared to at larger scales), and increasing vertical velocity variance with decreasing time scale, consistent with very small eddies likely generated by wake shedding from the canopy elements that transport momentum but not heat. We find unusually large values of the velocity aspect ratio within the canopy, consistent with enhanced suppression of the horizontal wind components compared to the vertical by the canopy. The flux-gradient approach for sensible heat flux is found to be valid for the subcanopy and above-canopy layers when considered separately; however, single source approaches that ignore the canopy fail because they make the heat flux appear to be counter-gradient when in fact it is aligned with the local temperature gradient in both the subcanopy and above-canopy layers. Modeled sensible heat fluxes above dark warm closed canopies are likely underestimated using typical values of the Stanton number.« less

  17. Determination of the Sensibility Factors for TLD-100 Powder on the Energy of X-Ray of 50, 250 kVp; 192Ir, 137Cs and 60Co

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    Loaiza, Sandra P.; Álvarez, José T.

    2006-09-01

    TLD-100 powder is calibrated in terms of absorbed dose to water Dw, using the protocols AAPM TG61, AAPM TG43 and IAEA-TRS 398, for the energy of RX 50, 250 kVp, 137Cs and 60Co respectively. The calibration curves, TLD Response R versus Dw, are fitted by weighted least square by a quadratic polynomials; which are validated with the lack of fit and the Anderson-Darling normality test. The slope of these curves corresponds to the sensibility factor: Fs = R/DW, [Fs] = nC Gy-1. The expanded uncertainties U's for these factors are obtained from the ANOVA tables. Later, the Fs' values are interpolated using the effective energy hvefec for the 192Ir. The SSDL sent a set of capsules with powder TLD-100 for two Hospitals. These irradiated them a nominal dose of Dw = 2 Gy. The results determined at SSDL are: for the Hospital A the Dw is overestimated in order to 4.8% and the Hospital B underestimates it in the range from -1.4% to -17.5%.

  18. Development of low-cost dehumidification and sensible-only energy-exchanger components for desiccant-based air-conditioning systems. Phase 1, Final report, December 1989-December 1990

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    Fischer, J.C.

    1991-01-01

    A novel, two-step manufacturing process, which involves the use of a thin aluminum substrate that is coated with a dense layer of a solid adsorbent, was determined to be the most effective method for producing a high performing, low cost desiccant dehumidification wheel. Extensive modeling completed by SEMCO, agreed with the conclusions of research previously sponsored by GRI, that the use of a desiccant material having a moderate type 1 isotherm (Type 1M) would result in optimum dehumidification performance. A compact, high performing open cycle desiccant based cooling system was modeled using the Type 1M desiccant wheel and the high efficiency sensible only wheel also developed as part of the Phase 1 work. Based on performance projections for the system, an estimated selling price per ton of cooling capacity provided was determined for the dehumidification and energy recovery wheel subcomponents. These estimated selling prices were contrasted with those of the dehumidification energy recovery subcomponents currently available to the marketplace. This comparison confirmed that dramatic reduction in the selling price of these subcomponents is possible.

  19. Determination of the Sensibility Factors for TLD-100 Powder on the Energy of X-Ray of 50, 250 kVp; 192Ir, 137Cs and 60Co

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    Loaiza, Sandra P.; Alvarez, Jose T.

    2006-09-08

    TLD-100 powder is calibrated in terms of absorbed dose to water Dw, using the protocols AAPM TG61, AAPM TG43 and IAEA-TRS 398, for the energy of RX 50, 250 kVp, 137Cs and 60Co respectively. The calibration curves, TLD Response R versus Dw, are fitted by weighted least square by a quadratic polynomials; which are validated with the lack of fit and the Anderson-Darling normality test. The slope of these curves corresponds to the sensibility factor: Fs R/DW, [Fs] = nC Gy-1. The expanded uncertainties U's for these factors are obtained from the ANOVA tables. Later, the Fs' values are interpolated using the effective energy hvefec for the 192Ir. The SSDL sent a set of capsules with powder TLD-100 for two Hospitals. These irradiated them a nominal dose of Dw = 2 Gy. The results determined at SSDL are: for the Hospital A the Dw is overestimated in order to 4.8% and the Hospital B underestimates it in the range from -1.4% to -17.5%.

  20. A Sensible Approach to Wireless Networking.

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    Ahmed, S. Faruq

    2002-01-01

    Discusses radio frequency (R.F.) wireless technology, including industry standards, range (coverage) and throughput (data rate), wireless compared to wired networks, and considerations before embarking on a large-scale wireless project. (EV)

  1. Research Education Shaped by Musical Sensibilities

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    Bresler, Liora

    2009-01-01

    Based on my own research education courses for doctoral students, I examine the ways in which music provides powerful and rich models for perception, conceptualisation and engagement for both listeners and performers, to cultivate the processes and products of qualitative research in the social science in general, and in music education in

  2. Treatment of bipolar depression: making sensible decisions.

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    Citrome, Leslie

    2014-12-01

    A major challenge in the treatment of major depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder is differentiating this illness from major depressive episodes associated with major depressive disorder. Mistaking the former for the latter will lead to incorrect treatment and poor outcomes. None of the classic antidepressants, serotonin specific reuptake inhibitors, or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors have ever received regulatory approval as monotherapies for the treatment of bipolar depression. At present, there are only 3 approved medication treatments for bipolar depression: olanzapine/fluoxetine combination, quetiapine (immediate or extended release), and lurasidone (monotherapy or adjunctive to lithium or valproate). All 3 have similar efficacy profiles, but they differ in terms of tolerability. Number needed to treat (NNT) and number needed to harm (NNH) can be used to quantify these similarities and differences. The NNTs for response and remission for each of these interventions vs placebo range from 4 to 7, and 5 to 7, respectively, with overlap in terms of their 95% confidence intervals. NNH values less than 10 (vs placebo) were observed for the spontaneously reported adverse events of weight gain and diarrhea for olanzapine/fluoxetine combination (7 and 9, respectively) and somnolence and dry mouth for quetiapine (3 and 4, respectively). There were no NNH values less than 10 (vs placebo) observed with lurasidone treatment. NNH values vs placebo for weight gain of at least 7% from baseline were 6, 16, 58, and 36, for olanzapine/fluoxetine combination, quetiapine, lurasidone monotherapy, and lurasidone combined with lithium or valproate, respectively. Individualizing treatment decisions will require consideration of the different potential adverse events that are more likely to occur with each medication. The metric of the likelihood to be helped or harmed (LHH) is the ratio of NNH to NNT and can illustrate the tradeoffs inherent in selecting medications. A more favorable LHH was noted for treatment with lurasidone. However, OFC and quetiapine monotherapy may still have utility in high urgency situations, particularly in persons who have demonstrated good outcomes with these interventions in the past, and where a pressing clinical need for efficacy mitigates their potential tolerability shortcomings. In terms of maintenance therapy, adjunctive quetiapine is the only agent where the NNT vs lithium or valproate alone is less than 10 for both the prevention of mania and the prevention of depression. PMID:25407667

  3. The invasion of non-native grasses into California grasslands has caused a shift in energy partitioning between latent and sensible heat flux, reduced albedo and higher surface temperatures

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    Koteen, L. E.; Harte, J.; Baldocchi, D. D.

    2012-12-01

    In California, native grasses have been largely displaced across millions of acres of grassland habitat by the invasion of non-native grasses from Mediterranean Europe. Although seemingly subtle, this shift in grass species composition has altered the water and energy cycles in these ecosystems due to a shift in life cycle strategy. Native California grasses are perennial and long-lived. To survive California's long summer drought, they possess deep roots to harvest moisture along the full depth of the soil profile. Aboveground, most California perennial grasses are bunchy and dense, covering the ground and restricting soil evaporation. Their growing season extends over most of the year, thus maintaining an unbroken interaction along the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, and enabling the plants to draw water from deep soil layers well into the dry summer. In contrast, the now-dominant non-native grasses are annuals. They grow from seed each year when Autumn rains begin, and die with the onset of summer drought. Aboveground, non-native annuals are sparse relative to native perennials, and possess a shallow root system with the large majority of root biomass above 20 cm depth. To determine the impact of this land cover shift on ecosystem water and energy cycles, we measured the components of the surface energy balance at a grassland site in northern coastal California where remnant perennial grasses are found growing alongside regions that have undergone non-native invasion. Specifically, in locations dominated by each grass type, we measured net radiation and ground and canopy heat flux through the surface renewal method. We also measured midday PAR albedo to determine the impact of grassland invasion on energy capture. In three years of measurements, corresponding to average, wet and dry years, we found that energy partitioning during the growing season is similar between grass types. However, once non-native annual grasses senesce in mid to late spring, the ratio of latent to sensible heat flux is higher where native perennial grasses are found, particularly in wet years. Annual sums of total evaporation are likewise higher in native-dominated regions, and soil moisture is lower relative to non-natives in the deep soil. We also found that PAR albedo is lower in native grasslands compared to non-natives during significant portions of the year, and corresponding to the hotter months. In all, our findings indicate that the non-native annual grasses which now dominate California grasslands, promote conditions that support higher surface temperatures relative to native perennial grasses.

  4. To a Fair and Sensible Policy for Professional School Admission.

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    Liacouras, Peter J.

    1978-01-01

    Neither racial minorities nor women should be made the scapegoats for the numbers and admissions crunch. Larger issues of admissions should be reexamined. The assumption that only numerical indices measure "quality" or "merit" or potential for performance in a profession should be questioned. (Author/EB)

  5. Sense and sensibility: flagellum-mediated gene regulation

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    Anderson, Jennifer K.; Smith, Todd G.; Hoover, Timothy R.

    2009-01-01

    The flagellum, a rotary engine required for motility in many bacteria, plays key roles in gene expression. It has been known for some time that flagellar substructures serve as checkpoints that coordinate flagellar gene expression with assembly. Less well understood, however, are other more global effects on gene expression. For instance, the flagellum acts as a wetness sensor in Salmonella typhimurium and as a mechanosensor in other bacteria. Additionally, it has been implicated in a variety of bacterial processes, including biofilm formation, pathogenesis and symbiosis. Although for many of these processes it may be simply that motility is required, for other cases it seems that the flagellum plays an underappreciated role in regulating gene expression. PMID:19942438

  6. Nylon flocked swab severely reduces Hexagon Obti sensibility.

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    Frippiat, Christophe; De Roy, Gilbert; Fontaine, Louis-Marie; Dognaux, Sophie; Noel, Fabrice; Heudt, Laeticia; Lepot, Laurent

    2015-02-01

    Hexagon Obti immunological blood test and flocked swab are widely used in forensic laboratories. Nevertheless, up to now, no compatibility tests have been published between sampling with the ethylene oxide treated flocked swab and the Hexagon Obti blood detection strip. In this study, we investigated this compatibility. Our work shows that sampling with ethylene oxide treated flocked swab reduces by a factor of at least 100 the detection threshold of blood using the Hexagon Obti immunological test. PMID:25575014

  7. Dr. Spock on Parenting: Sensible, Reassuring Advice for Contemporary Parents.

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    Spock, Benjamin

    Compiling essays authored by Benjamin Spock and published in magazines, this book addresses the changing traditional family structure and the challenges faced by contemporary parents. The chapters are: (1) "Anxieties in Our Lives," discussing stressors, decisions regarding work, and late parenting; (2) "Being a Father Today," examining aspects of

  8. Sensible heat observations reveal soil-water evaporation dynamics

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    Soil water evaporation is important at scales ranging from microbial ecology to large-scale climate. Yet, routine measurments are unable to capture rapidly shifting near-surface soil heat and water processes involved in soil-water evaporation. The objective of this study was to determine the depth a...

  9. DNA damage sensible engineered promoter for cellular biosensing of cytotoxicity.

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    Wada, Ken-Ichi; Hamaguchi, Yu; Furukawa, Kiyoshi; Taniguchi, Akiyoshi

    2009-04-01

    We have established a cytotoxic sensor cell line by transfecting HepG2 cells with a luciferase protein plasmid derived from the heat shock protein 70B' (HSP70B') promoter, which is induced by cytotoxic reagents. HSP70B genes are up-regulated by a wide-range of cytotoxic stimulators, in particular, those that denature proteins. However, the HSP70B genes do not respond to DNA damage. We used a PCR array to detect marker genes of DNA damage-related cytotoxic stimulation and found the BTG2 gene to be one such gene. Analysis of the BTG2 gene functional promoter region by transfection of various deletion constructs into HepG2 cells indicated that the p53 and NFY biding sites on BTG2 are important for the response to DNA damage. We then constructed HepG2 sensor cells using the functional BTG2 promoter, and found that these sensor cells can specifically detect the cytotoxicity accompanied by DNA strand breaks with high sensitivity. PMID:19031424

  10. Analysis of sensible heat exchanges from a thermal manikin.

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    Quintela, Divo; Gaspar, Adlio; Borges, Carlos

    2004-09-01

    The present work is dedicated to the analysis of dry heat exchanges as measured by a thermal manikin placed in still air. We believe that the understanding of some fundamental aspects governing fluid flow and heat transfer around three-dimensional bodies such as human beings deserves appropriate attention. This should be of great significance for improving physiological models concerned with thermal exposures. The potential interest of such work can be directed towards quite distinct targets such as working conditions, sports, the military, or healthcare personnel and patients. In the present study, we made use of a climate chamber and an articulated thermal manikin of the Pernille type, with 16 body parts. The most common occidental postures (standing, sitting and lying) were studied. In order to separate heat losses due to radiation and convection, the radiative heat losses of the manikin were significantly reduced by means of a shiny aluminium coating, which was carefully applied to the artificial skin. The air temperature within the test chamber was varied between 13 degrees C and 29 degrees C. The corresponding mean differences between the skin and the operative temperatures changed from 3.8 degrees C up to 15.8 degrees C. The whole-body heat transfer coefficients by radiation and convection for both standing and sitting postures are in good agreement with those in the published literature. The lying posture appears to be more efficient for losing heat by convection. This is confirmed when the heat losses of each individual part are considered. The proposed correlations for the whole body suggest that natural convection is mainly laminar. PMID:15185082

  11. Dr. Spock on Parenting: Sensible, Reassuring Advice for Contemporary Parents.

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    Spock, Benjamin

    Compiling essays authored by Benjamin Spock and published in magazines, this book addresses the changing traditional family structure and the challenges faced by contemporary parents. The chapters are: (1) "Anxieties in Our Lives," discussing stressors, decisions regarding work, and late parenting; (2) "Being a Father Today," examining aspects of…

  12. A sensible approach to realizing mmW seeker systems

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    Phaneuf, R. A.

    1983-06-01

    Reliable millimeter-wave components are presently available in discrete packages, and a host of prototype systems have been built and are now being evaluated. However, although in general the prototype systems are working, there are no further advances which will take the involved systems past the experiment stage. The reasons for this situation are discussed. The responsible problem is found to be the 'monolithic seeker front end'. The 'monolithic front end' is a term which usually implies a monolithic microwave circuit that is grown using advanced GaAs techniques and promises to be nearly as low-cost as the present day high volume computer chips. However, the required high-volume production is uncharacteristic of most microwave systems to date. Considering a specific example, it is proposed that instead of waiting for the 'ultimate' microwave front end to cost $300 in quantities of 100,000, the government and large systems designers should settle for a design which will cost $1,000 to $2,000 in 1000 quantities.

  13. Sensibility: A New Focus in Sami Health Care Education

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    Nymo, Randi

    2007-01-01

    Colonialism has had significant bodily impacts on Indigenous peoples through medicine. Excluded from the German race, Sami have been burdened by mainstream prejudices which perpetuate myths about Sami having poor genetic material and, as a consequence, having an inferior culture and language. This offensive burden and subsequent humiliation has…

  14. The Sensible Book. A Celebration of Your Five Senses.

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    Polland, Barbara Kay

    Illustrated by full-page photographs, this book focuses on each of the child's five senses and shows how the senses are interrelated. Activities are suggested to increase the child's sensory awareness. (CS)

  15. Techno-Anthropological Sensibilities in Health Informatics: Opportunities and challenges.

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    Bossen, Claus

    2015-01-01

    What kind of knowledges, skills and competences may be required by Techno-Anthropology engaging with health informatics? If we understand Techno-Anthropology to mean conducting anthropological analyses of the interwoven and mutually shaping relationship between organizing, technologies and actors in healthcare, such engagements and interventions can take many forms: Short-term consultancy work dedicated to achieving specific goals, long-term studies of broad changes in healthcare; management support within hospitals and public healthcare administration; or technology development with vendors of healthcare IT. The opportunities would seem to be manifold. Since the healthcare sector is a heterogeneous mix of interests, political agendas, professions et cetera, there is great merit in having people knowledgeable about this heterogeneity; able to facilitate meetings and processes between the various professions and organizations; and skilled in generating analyses and proposing new solutions. Also, people with insight into how action, technologies and organizing are interwoven and redistribute competences, responsibilities and risks are invaluable: Look at from afar, technologies seem to cause and determine social development, whereas detailed studies reveal that determinants and causes are both technical and social. The challenges include the one of making one's knowledge and skills legitimate and relevant to health informatics. Having a degree from arts or social sciences is not necessarily impressive for people with similar degrees in medicine, computer science, and business administration. Another challenge is to design an engagement with health informatics that will generate insights which often requires time, while also providing quick results for project sponsors or collaborators. The chapter points at three issues that seem to be central foundations for appropriate and quality-driven research and interventions of the 'quick and proper' kind: Modes of engagement; characteristics of the healthcare sector; and medical informatics and work. PMID:26249195

  16. West Indian Literature: Road to a "New World" Sensibility

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    Brown, Lloyd W.

    1977-01-01

    Demonstrates how the West Indian experience is really a microcosm of the New World ethos in some respects, while in other respects West Indian literature and culture reflect the black experience as a whole. (Author)

  17. Synergy and Sensibility: A Course on Entrepreneurship in Gerotechnologies

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    Lorenzen-Huber, Lesa; Allen, Patricia; Kennedy-Armbruster, Carol

    2010-01-01

    "Health, Technology, and Aging" is a course developed to address three significant contemporary trends: aging populations, increasingly ubiquitous technology, and the economic imperative to encourage entrepreneurship. Course content is a blend of gerontology, informatics, and entrepreneurship designed for nonbusiness majors. Six interdisciplinary

  18. The a-B-C-ds of sensible sun protection.

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    Gilchrest, B A

    2008-06-01

    Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a carcinogen that also compromises skin appearance and function. Since the UV action spectra for DNA damage, skin cancer, and vitamin D photosynthesis are identical, and vitamin D is readily available from oral supplements, why has sun protection become controversial? First, the media and, apparently, some researchers are hungry for a new message. They have also drawn attention to the emerging evidence of possible vitamin D benefits other than for bone health. Second, the controversy is fueled by a powerful special interest group: the tanning industry. This industry does not target the frail elderly or inner-city ethnic minorities, which are the groups at greatest risk of vitamin D deficiency, but rather fair-skinned teenagers and young adults, who are at highest risk of UV photodamage. Third, evolution does not keep pace with civilization. When nature gave humans the appealing capacity for cutaneous vitamin D photosynthesis, life expectancy was less than 40 years of age; long-term photodamage was not a concern, and vitamin D deficiency, with its resulting skeletal abnormalities (rickets), was likely to be fatal in early life. This article briefly reviews the pseudo-controversy , as well as the data supporting a revision of the recommendations for vitamin D supplementation. It concludes with a suggested message for patients, many of whom are understandably confused by recent media coverage of the topic. PMID:18648712

  19. Healthful and Sensible School Maintenance (with Related Video)

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    Kennedy, Mike

    2012-01-01

    The school year is back in full swing for millions of students across the nation trying to remember the names of their new teachers, what time lunch is served, and how to navigate the hallways and stairwells to get from one classroom to the next. Meanwhile, those responsible for keeping those education facilities clean, safe and well-maintained…

  20. Developing Pathic Sensibilities: A Critical Priority for Teacher Education Programmes

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    Giles, David

    2010-01-01

    This paper reports on a hermeneutic phenomenological research inquiry which explored "lived experiences" of the teacher-student relationship in teacher education. An essential understanding from this research is that teachers and students experience their relationship as a play that is uncertain and lived beyond the rules of engagement. Teachers

  1. EVALUATION RETREAT: A SENSIBLE METHOD FOR PROGRAM’S ASSESSMENT

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    Rios, R.; Estapé, E.; Díaz, C.; Segarra, B.; Martin, M. San

    2015-01-01

    Purpose The University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Medical Sciences Campus (MSC) post-doctoral Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research (MSc) program aims to train Hispanic post-doctoral candidates to advance their careers and become successful clinical and translational researchers geared to help eliminate health disparities. Its curriculum highlights the use of technology and online resources to maximize time use of time and efforts. As part of the assessment efforts, the program’s Evaluation Committee leads an annual activity, Evaluation Retreat (ER), to evaluate the program’s curriculum, research component, and mentoring experience according to Scholars’ perspective. Results are used by the Program Executive committee for further planning and improvement. This analysis presents the most relevant results from these activities. Design Methods Data collection (from last 5 years), include quantitative (online surveys) and qualitative approaches (a group meeting with Scholars.) Questionnaires request Scholars to rate specific features of the program’s research component, mentoring experience and curriculum. It also includes questions about the program in general (major strengths and challenges, and recommendations for improvement. During the group meeting, Scholars discuss these results and present consensus in a plenary session. Quantitative data are managed and analyzed using the statistical software SPSS. Qualitative data are examined using content analysis. Results Scholars identified as program’s strengths the networking opportunities (local and with U.S. experts), the diversity of peers and faculty, the faculty support, the technical and audiovisual support, the physical facilities and resources, the guest speakers and consultants, and the quality of the curriculum. Challenges vary as cohorts change, but time limitations and the need for technical/statistical support are always highlighted. Recommendations for improvement emphasize the need for a greater pool of experienced mentors, and more hands-on approaches to address particular skills such as, manuscript development, institutional and federal guidelines for proposal submission, and issues related to the research project management. Discussion Evaluation Retreats provide a valuable input to improve a program geared to develop competent clinical researchers. Findings evidence the program’s commitment with providing the foundation for an enhanced mass of clinical researchers. PMID:26985449

  2. Face Generation Using Emotional Regions for Sensibility Robot

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    Gotoh, Minori; Kanoh, Masayoshi; Kato, Shohei; Kunitachi, Tsutomu; Itoh, Hidenori

    We think that psychological interaction is necessary for smooth communication between robots and people. One way to psychologically interact with others is through facial expressions. Facial expressions are very important for communication because they show true emotions and feelings. The ``Ifbot'' robot communicates with people by considering its own ``emotions''. Ifbot has many facial expressions to communicate enjoyment. We developed a method for generating facial expressions based on human subjective judgements mapping Ifbot's facial expressions to its emotions. We first created Ifbot's emotional space to map its facial expressions. We applied a five-layer auto-associative neural network to the space. We then subjectively evaluated the emotional space and created emotional regions based on the results. We generated emotive facial expressions using the emotional regions.

  3. A Facial Control Method Using Emotional Parameters in Sensibility Robot

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    Shibata, Hiroshi; Kanoh, Masayoshi; Kato, Shohei; Kunitachi, Tsutomu; Itoh, Hidenori

    The “Ifbot” robot communicates with people by considering its own “emotions”. Ifbot has many facial expressions to communicate enjoyment. These are used to express its internal emotions, purposes, reactions caused by external stimulus, and entertainment such as singing songs. All these facial expressions are developed by designers manually. Using this approach, we must design all facial motions, if we want Ifbot to express them. It, however, is not realistic. We have therefore developed a system which convert Ifbot's emotions to its facial expressions automatically. In this paper, we propose a method for creating Ifbot's facial expressions from parameters, emotional parameters, which handle its internal emotions computationally.

  4. Toward a sensible EMF policy: One utility's approach

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    Palk, B.V. )

    1991-04-01

    Over the past three years, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has developed an open, proactive approach to address the electromagnetic fields (EMF) issue. Many things gave impetus to this approach: the public's increasing concern about possible health effects associated with EMF; litigation and other difficulties utilities experience when attempting to construct electric facilities; and media coverage fueling public concern about the issue. For LADWP, management of this issue involves a communications and a policy development effort, both of them significant. As an integral part of managing this issue, LADWP has taken steps to reduce fields associated with new projects on a case-by-case basis where economically justified, and supported EMF research, including support for a national EMF research program. Also, LADWP continues its full support for and participation in the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) EMF research program. In the discussion here, references to EPRI reports, bulletins, and technical papers have intentionally been excluded, since their inclusion would overwhelm the footnotes to this paper. Finally, LADWP has purposefully sought additional guidance from other individuals and public policy agencies, many of whose works are cited here.

  5. Lessons of Solitude: The Awakening of Aesthetic Sensibility

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    Caranfa, Angelo

    2007-01-01

    This paper explores the contextual value of solitude in learning; in so doing, it attempts to suggest an alternative method of instruction that is based on aesthetics as the reciprocal relationship between emotions and intellect, and between action and contemplation. Such an aesthetic education or method seeks to guide the student towards the

  6. Healthful and Sensible School Maintenance (with Related Video)

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    Kennedy, Mike

    2012-01-01

    The school year is back in full swing for millions of students across the nation trying to remember the names of their new teachers, what time lunch is served, and how to navigate the hallways and stairwells to get from one classroom to the next. Meanwhile, those responsible for keeping those education facilities clean, safe and well-maintained

  7. Sensibility: A New Focus in Sami Health Care Education

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    Nymo, Randi

    2007-01-01

    Colonialism has had significant bodily impacts on Indigenous peoples through medicine. Excluded from the German race, Sami have been burdened by mainstream prejudices which perpetuate myths about Sami having poor genetic material and, as a consequence, having an inferior culture and language. This offensive burden and subsequent humiliation has

  8. Enhancing College Students' Environmental Sensibilities through Online Nature Journaling

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    Arnold, Gwen

    2012-01-01

    The increasing alienation of today's children from the environment has been termed "nature-deficit disorder". Research suggests this disconnect can adversely impact young people's physical and psychological well-being. This paper explores whether online multimedia journaling about nature can increase the amount of time students spend outdoors,…

  9. Enhancing College Students' Environmental Sensibilities through Online Nature Journaling

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    Arnold, Gwen

    2012-01-01

    The increasing alienation of today's children from the environment has been termed "nature-deficit disorder". Research suggests this disconnect can adversely impact young people's physical and psychological well-being. This paper explores whether online multimedia journaling about nature can increase the amount of time students spend outdoors,

  10. Synergy and Sensibility: A Course on Entrepreneurship in Gerotechnologies

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    Lorenzen-Huber, Lesa; Allen, Patricia; Kennedy-Armbruster, Carol

    2010-01-01

    "Health, Technology, and Aging" is a course developed to address three significant contemporary trends: aging populations, increasingly ubiquitous technology, and the economic imperative to encourage entrepreneurship. Course content is a blend of gerontology, informatics, and entrepreneurship designed for nonbusiness majors. Six interdisciplinary…

  11. Investigaciones en la producción orgánica de vegetales en Oklahoma, USA

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    Nationally recognized standards for certified organic farming were established in 2002 in the United States. This action stimulated increased scientific research on production methods that can be used in certified organic growing. In 2003, a multi-disciplinary scientific team in Oklahoma that cons...

  12. Sense or Sensibility?: How Commitment Mediates the Role of Self-Service Technology on Loyalty

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    Singh, Sangeeta; Olsen, Line Lervik

    It has been well documented that employing self-service technology (SST) results in considerable cost savings but few studies have examined its impact on consumers’ behavior. We apply a well-recognized model from the field of services marketing in an SST context. We examine how the established relationships between satisfaction, affective and calculative commitments, and loyalty are affected when the service is provided through a technology interface as opposed to service personnel. We then present two alternative perspectives on the role of SST. The first is based on the predominant assumption that SST is a moderator of the relationship between customer loyalty and its drivers, while the other rests on the assumption that SST is just another context and that its role in affecting customer loyalty is mediated by drivers of loyalty. A cross-sectional study conducted in the banking industry shows that SST does not change everything. The classical model of how customers evaluate services and the predictors of loyalty are replicated in the SST setting. Interestingly, SST does not have a direct influence on loyalty by itself but its effects are mediated by commitment. However, it is the affective commitment that is more important in forming loyalty toward the service provider.

  13. Problem Solving: A Sensible Approach to Children's Science and Social Studies Learning--and beyond

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    West, Martha

    2007-01-01

    West outlines the scientific method as a proven problem-solving method for young children across the curriculum and in all areas of life and learning. She emphasizes that doing, thinking, and talking with peers when problem solving are as important as writing conclusions. The article walks readers through a second grade class's experiment in…

  14. "Sensible Girls" and "Silly Boys": What Do Teachers Need to Know about Gender?

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    Major, Jae; Santoro, Ninetta

    2014-01-01

    Much to the consternation of many feminist researchers, teacher education programs have become largely silent about gender and the influence of gender discourses on teaching and learning. Stereotypical views of males and females can dominate teachers' views of boys and girls, and they can be seen as essentially different--as binary opposites.

  15. A Sensible Estimate for the Stability Constant of the Lennard-Jones Potential

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    Yuhjtman, Sergio A.

    2015-09-01

    We show that the stability constant of the Lennard-Jones potential in , , is smaller than 14.316. This is remarkably smaller than the best previously known bound. Our method is very elementary, and probably applicable to other similar potentials such as the Morse potentials. We also improve slightly, in the Lennard-Jones case, the lower bound for the minimum interparticle distance of an optimal n-particle configuration to 0.684.

  16. Voice over Internet protocol for the orthodontic practice: a sensible switch from plain old telephone service.

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    Mupparapu, Muralidhar

    2008-03-01

    Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) is a revolutionary new technology that is causing a stir in the telecommunications industry and threatening the existence of traditional telephone service providers. Based on a simple method of converting analog audio signals into digital data before being transmitted over the Internet, VoIP has gained immense popularity among consumers. The technology is now regarded as an alternative to traditional telephone service for the orthodontic office. When the economics are considered, it is cost-effective, especially for a busy orthodontic practice where the call volumes both in and out are always high. VoIP has the potential to reduce costs, break the barriers between local vs long-distance calling, and make life easier for the office staff. However, deploying VoIP requires a cautious and thought-out process. Users should fully understand the risks and benefits before switching from the public switched telephone network. VoIP customers and service providers are vulnerable to many of the same impersonation-based attacks by those who attempt toll fraud, and identity and information theft. In this article, VoIP is introduced to orthodontic practitioners, who might be unfamiliar with this technology. Internet protocol based private branch exchange systems that are currently marketed as open-source technologies are also reviewed. Additionally, VoIP is compared with the traditional public switched telephone network technology and evaluated for its potential applications in an orthodontic office for both increased efficiency and cost savings. PMID:18331949

  17. The Singing Teacher's Role in Educating Children's Abilities, Sensibilities and Sensitivities

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    Akuno, Emily Achieng'

    2015-01-01

    In the Republic of Kenya, song is widely used to enhance the whole curriculum in lower primary classes. Song is used especially to aid recall and therefore teachers adapt tunes that children already know, inserting relevant words from the subject at hand. Despite this widespread practice, this form of singing in schools is not recognised by the

  18. BREAKING RECORDS - SENSIBLE MANAGEMENT HELPS ALABAMA'S LONG-TERM EXPERIMENTS NET RECORD YIELDS

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    Alabama's Old Rotation Experiment (circa 1896) and the Cullars Rotation Experiment (circa 1911) at Auburn University have set record or near record crop yields for these experiments over the last few years. Researchers contributing to the Old Rotation and Cullars Rotation experiments attribute high...

  19. Integrating Technology on Campus: Human Sensibilities and Technical Possibilities. New Direction for Community Colleges, Number 101.

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    Anandam, Kamala, Ed.

    1998-01-01

    The 11 essays in this volume discuss integrating technology into the community college campus, review implementation strategies, and describe the possibilities of institutional transformation. The following articles are provided: (1) "Technology as a Catalyst for Reinventing an Institution" (Kathryn J. Neff); (2) "Navigating the Organizational

  20. From "Therapeutic" to Political Education: The Centrality of Affective Sensibility in Critical Pedagogy

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    Amsler, Sarah S.

    2011-01-01

    While the need for humanising education is pressing in neoliberal societies, the conditions for its possibility in formal institutions have become particularly cramped. A constellation of factors--the strength of neoliberal ideologies, the corporatisation of universities, the conflation of human freedom with consumer satisfaction and a wider

  1. Problem Solving: A Sensible Approach to Children's Science and Social Studies Learning--and beyond

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    West, Martha

    2007-01-01

    West outlines the scientific method as a proven problem-solving method for young children across the curriculum and in all areas of life and learning. She emphasizes that doing, thinking, and talking with peers when problem solving are as important as writing conclusions. The article walks readers through a second grade class's experiment in

  2. Integrating bevacizumab and radiation treatment of brain metastasis: is there sense and sensibility in this approach?

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    Sperduto, Paul W.

    2016-01-01

    The incidence of brain metastasis has increased over the past decade. Standard treatment options for brain metastases include whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and surgery for patients with operable lesions and either mass effect or need for histologic confirmation of the diagnosis. Patients are living longer due to improvements in systemic therapeutic approaches, included targeted therapies such as inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) using the monoclonal antibody bevacizumab (Bev). A recent phase I trial (REBECA) investigated adding Bev to whole-brain radiation for patients with brain metastasis from solid tumors. In this Perspectives article, we discuss the results of the REBECA trial in context of advancements in radiation and medical oncology in the era of targeted therapies, and discuss pertinent questions of interest in this field. PMID:26889489

  3. Marketing Outputs as Art? Bringing an Aesthetic Sensibility to the Marketing Curriculum

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    Petkus, Ed, Jr.; Budeva, Desislava; Chung, Christina; Dzhogleva, Hristina

    2011-01-01

    Can marketing outputs--advertising, packaging, product design, and retail environments--be considered a form of art? This paper explores the potential for incorporating the theories and concepts of aesthetics in the marketing curriculum in order to facilitate students' capacity to interpret marketing outputs and develop effective practical

  4. Preliminary evaluation of sensible heat flux measurements from a large aperture scintillometer using lysimetric data

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    The path integrating capabilities of scintillometers over several kilometers make it a potential tool that can bridge the gap between primary point based observations (lysimeters, Bowen ratio, or eddy covariance) and the demand for large-scale spatially averaged surface fluxes. Further, the spatial...

  5. The Singing Teacher's Role in Educating Children's Abilities, Sensibilities and Sensitivities

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    Akuno, Emily Achieng'

    2015-01-01

    In the Republic of Kenya, song is widely used to enhance the whole curriculum in lower primary classes. Song is used especially to aid recall and therefore teachers adapt tunes that children already know, inserting relevant words from the subject at hand. Despite this widespread practice, this form of singing in schools is not recognised by the…

  6. Spatial differences in sensible and latent heat losses under a bicycle helmet.

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    De Bruyne, Guido; Aerts, Jean-Marie; Van der Perre, Georges; Goffin, Jan; Verpoest, Ignace; Berckmans, Daniel

    2008-11-01

    This research aims at quantifying spatial gradients in skin temperature and sweat production under a bicycle helmet. Distribution of sweat production, skin temperature and air temperature was measured at different positions under a bicycle helmet on five male and four female test persons. Effort level was 100 and 150 watt for men (low and high effort level) and 80 and 120 W for women (low and high effort level). Skin temperatures were found to be spatially different (P < 0.05): frontal and lateral region varied 4.6 degrees C at low effort level and 5.3 degrees C at high effort level. Sweat production was found to be not significantly different (P > 0.05). Finally, air temperature variations were found to be spatially different (P < 0.05). Average air temperature differed 2.3 degrees C between lateral and frontal region at high effort level and 2.7 degrees C at low effort level. The results of this research can be used to help designing helmets with better thermal comfort. PMID:18649086

  7. Evaluation of surface sensible heat flux effects on the generation and modification of mesoscale circulations

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    Segal, M.; Pielke, R. A.; Mahrer, Y.

    1984-01-01

    Mesoscale thermal-induced circulations generated by horizontal gradients in surface characteristics as well as significant perturbations on land and sea breezes and mountain-valley winds due to substantial modifications in the thermal forcing are introduced. It is suggested that these types of mesoscale situations are generally ignored in forecasting but that they may have important implications in very short range predictions.

  8. Thermal energy storage - overview and specific insight into nitrate salts for sensible and latent heat storage.

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    Pfleger, Nicole; Bauer, Thomas; Martin, Claudia; Eck, Markus; Wrner, Antje

    2015-01-01

    Thermal energy storage (TES) is capable to reduce the demand of conventional energy sources for two reasons: First, they prevent the mismatch between the energy supply and the power demand when generating electricity from renewable energy sources. Second, utilization of waste heat in industrial processes by thermal energy storage reduces the final energy consumption. This review focuses mainly on material aspects of alkali nitrate salts. They include thermal properties, thermal decomposition processes as well as a new method to develop optimized salt systems. PMID:26199853

  9. Spatial and temporal variations of CO2, sensible and latent heat fluxes over the FIFE site

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    Desjardins, R. L.; Schuepp, P. H.; Macpherson, J. I.

    1990-01-01

    The temporal and spatial variations of mass and energy exchanges are characterized by data taken from grid flights at a constant pressure altitude. Data from two separate studies are presented to demonstrate that the correlation coefficients increase with improved estimates of the origin of mass and energy exchange. Measurements taken from aircraft can effectively describe relationships between surface processes and vegetation characteristics on a regional scale.

  10. Senses & Sensibility: Predator-Prey Experiments Reveal How Fish Perceive & Respond to Threats

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    Jones, Jason; Holloway, Barbara; Ketcham, Elizabeth; Long, John

    2008-01-01

    The predator-prey relationship is one of the most recognizable and well-studied animal relationships. One of the more striking aspects of this relationship is the differential natural selection pressure placed on predators and their prey. This differential pressure results from differing costs of failure, the so-called life-dinner principle. If a…

  11. Temperature sensibility of the birefringence properties in side-hole photonic crystal fiber filled with Indium

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    Reyes-Vera, Erick Gómez-Cardona, Nelson D.; Chesini, Giancarlo; Cordeiro, Cristiano M. B.; Torres, Pedro

    2014-11-17

    We report on the temperature sensitivity of the birefringence properties of a special kind of photonic crystal fiber containing two side holes filled with Indium metal. The modulation of the fiber birefringence is accomplished through the stress field induced by the expansion of the metal. Although the fiber was made at low gas pressures during the indium infiltration process, the birefringence showed anomalous property at a relatively low temperature value, which is completely different from those reported in conventional-like fibers with two holes filled with metal. By modeling the anisotropic changes induced by the metal expansion to the refractive index within the fiber, we are able to reproduce the experimental results. Our results have practical relevance for the design of devices based on this technology.

  12. Comprehension from the Ground Up: Simplified, Sensible Instruction for the K-3 Reading Workshop

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    Taberski, Sharon

    2010-01-01

    The author cuts through the pressurized, strategy-overloaded, fluency-crazed atmosphere surrounding reading instruction to lay out the reading and writing workshop practices that are most effective in developing readers in the primary grades. She shares the daily how-tos needed to sustain a literacy block that engages children in authentic reading

  13. Marketing Outputs as Art? Bringing an Aesthetic Sensibility to the Marketing Curriculum

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    Petkus, Ed, Jr.; Budeva, Desislava; Chung, Christina; Dzhogleva, Hristina

    2011-01-01

    Can marketing outputs--advertising, packaging, product design, and retail environments--be considered a form of art? This paper explores the potential for incorporating the theories and concepts of aesthetics in the marketing curriculum in order to facilitate students' capacity to interpret marketing outputs and develop effective practical…

  14. Senses & Sensibility: Predator-Prey Experiments Reveal How Fish Perceive & Respond to Threats

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    Jones, Jason; Holloway, Barbara; Ketcham, Elizabeth; Long, John

    2008-01-01

    The predator-prey relationship is one of the most recognizable and well-studied animal relationships. One of the more striking aspects of this relationship is the differential natural selection pressure placed on predators and their prey. This differential pressure results from differing costs of failure, the so-called life-dinner principle. If a

  15. Influence of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene polymorphisms in pain sensibility of Brazilian fibromialgia patients.

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    Barbosa, Flvia Regina; Matsuda, Josie Budag; Mazucato, Mendelson; de Castro Frana, Suzelei; Zingaretti, Snia Marli; da Silva, Lucienir Maria; Martinez-Rossi, Nilce Maria; Jnior, Milton Faria; Marins, Mozart; Fachin, Ana Lcia

    2012-02-01

    Fibromyalgia syndrome (FS) is a rheumatic syndrome affecting to 2-3% of individuals of productive age, mainly women. Neuroendocrine and genetic factors may play a significant role in development of the disease which is characterized by diffuse chronic pain and presence of tender points. Several studies have suggested an association between FS, especially pain sensitivity, and polymorphism of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene. The aim of the present study was to characterize the SNPs rs4680 and rs4818 of the COMT gene and assess its influence in pain sensitivity of patients with fibromyalgia screened by the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ). DNA was extracted from peripheral blood of 112 patients with fibromyalgia and 110 healthy individuals and was used as template in PCR for amplification of a 185-bp fragment of the COMT gene. The amplified fragment was sequenced for analyses of the SNPs rs4680 and rs4818. The frequency of mutant genotype AA of SNP rs6860 was 77.67% in patients with FS and 28.18% for the control group. For the SNP rs4818, the frequency of mutant genotype CC was 73.21 and 39.09% for patients with FS and controls, respectively. Moreover, the FIQ score was higher in patients with the homozygous mutant genotype for SNPs rs4680 (87.92 points) and rs4818 (86.14 points). These results suggest that SNPs rs4680 and rs4818 of the COMT gene may be associated with fibromyalgia and pain sensitivity in FS Brazilian patients. PMID:21120493

  16. Three Dimensional Illustrating--Three-Dimensional Vision and Deception of Sensibility

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    Szállassy, Noémi; Gánóczy, Anita; Kriska, György

    2009-01-01

    The wide-spread digital photography and computer use gave the opportunity for everyone to make three-dimensional pictures and to make them public. The new opportunities with three-dimensional techniques give chance for the birth of new artistic photographs. We present in detail the biological roots of three-dimensional visualization, the phenomena…

  17. Comparing simulated and measured sensible and latent heat fluxes over snow under a pine canopy

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    During the second year of the NASA Cold Lands Processes Experiment (CLPX) an eddy covariance (EC) system was operated at the local snow observation site (LSOS) from mid-February to June, 2003. The EC system was located beneath a uniform pine canopy where the trees are regularly spaced and are of si...

  18. Resolution and sensibility increase in CR-39 plastic cosmic ray detector

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    Laville, A.; Perez-Peraza, J.; Lopez, D.; Balcazar-Garcia, M.; Lopez, A.

    1987-05-01

    The best resolution and sensitivity thus far achieved in a solid-state nuclear track detector for the registering of cosmic rays have been obtained with a polymer of dietylene glycol bis allyl carbonate. It has been empirically determined that the resolution and sensitivity of these detectors are modified when the material is doped with such additives as dioctyl phthalate. These effects are presently discussed with a view to further enhancements of resolution and sensitivity.

  19. Sensibility of hydrous ethanol adulteration detection using ultrasonic parameters validated in a metrological base

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    K-K Figueiredo, Monique; Costa-Felix, Rodrigo P. B.; Maggi, Luis E.; Alvarenga, Andr V.; Romeiro, Gilberto A.

    2011-02-01

    The aim of this study is to identify possible changes in fuels, in this case hydrous ethanol, through ultrasonic parameters such as attenuation and propagation speed. The system setup and method were implemented at Inmetro's Laboratory of Ultrasound. Experiments and method uncertainties were assessed accordingly to ISO/IEC Guide 98 1:2009 (Uncertainty of measurement - Part 1: Introduction to the expression of uncertainty in measurement). Mixtures of ethanol and water varying from 90% to 94% of alcohol in mass were used as testing samples. Attenuation and propagation speed were accurately measured and uncertainties evaluated. The accordingly to Brazilian biofuel regulations, the concentration of water in hydrous ethanol can be accepted at a maximum concentration of 93.8 and minimum of 92.6 of alcohol in mass. To achieve that figure, a functional combination of tested parameters should be implemented. Those results could be used as a tool to identify adulteration of biofuel, even in analysis performed on site.

  20. Net radiation, sensible and latent heat flux densities on slopes computed by the energy balance method

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    Fritschen, Leo; Qian, Ping

    1990-01-01

    Energy balance components obtained over five grass-covered sloping surfaces near Manhattan, KS, using the Bowen ratio energy balance technique with the instruments mounted horizontally were compared with calculated values when the instruments were mounted parallel to the surfaces. Hourly values of the components changed when the instruments were parallel to the surfaces. The changes were larger at low solar angles (spring and fall) and on steeper slopes. An area average of daylight totals, assuming that all aspects were equally represented, changed only 0.1 percent on June 6 and 2.3 percent on October 11. The calculations, extended to steeper slopes, indicated small changes in the daylight totals for slopes of less than 10 deg.

  1. A sensible technique to detect mollicutes impurities in human cells cultured in GMP condition.

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    Ugolotti, Elisabetta; Vanni, Irene

    2014-01-01

    In therapeutic trials the use of manipulated cell cultures for clinical applications is often required. Mollicutes microorganism contamination of tissue cultures is a major problem because it can determine various and severe alterations in cellular function. Thus methods able to detect and trace cell cultures with Mollicutes contamination are needed in the monitoring of cells grown under good manufacturing practice conditions, and cell lines in continuous culture must be tested at regular intervals. We here describe a multiplex quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay able to detect contaminant Mollicutes species in a single-tube reaction through analysis of 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer regions and Tuf and P1 cytoadhesin genes. The method shows a sensitivity, specificity, and robustness comparable with the culture and the indicator cell culture as required by the European Pharmacopoeia guidelines and was validated following International Conference on Harmonization guidelines and Food and Drug Administration requirements. PMID:24740225

  2. Commentary: Sense and sensibility: the role of specialists in health care reform.

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    Schwann, Nanette M; Nester, Brian A; McLoughlin, Thomas M

    2012-03-01

    How to redesign the incentives structure in the United States to reward effective coordinated care rather than production volume is a staggering public health policy challenge. In the mind of the public, there is a fine distinction between health care rationing and rational health care. Specialists have a vital but underappreciated role in reining in health care costs, but specific incentives to elicit behavior change with positive social outcomes remain ambiguous. It is imperative, therefore, that redesigning the incentives structure is thoughtfully considered, modeled, and tested prior to implementation, lest an inferior-quality model is inadvertently adopted and costs are only marginally contained. Quality metrics need to be universal and reflect real patient outcomes instead of the degree of investment by the institution in the reporting tools. Still, specialists should take immediate action to implement safe and efficient procedures and to assess their long-term impact on patients' quality of life. Scientific evaluations should guide both the assessment of the appropriateness and the safe delivery of care. Investment in high-quality data architecture and the science of health delivery implementation is an imperative if health care reform is to achieve its goals. Coordination and collaboration between specialists and primary care physicians is essential to this enterprise. Specialists can champion these efforts as they pertain to their areas of expertise by considering their care episodes in the context of the patient as a whole, working closely with generalists, and returning to the mindset of the specialist as a family doctor. PMID:22373614

  3. Beyond the Sensible World: A Discussion of Mark Zuss' The Practice of Theoretical Curiosity

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    Fellner, Gene; Pitts, Wesley; Zuss, Mark

    2012-01-01

    In this article, Gene Fellner reviews Mark Zuss's recently published "The practice of theoretical curiosity" (2012) and provides a synopsis of the book's structure. These two sections are followed by a metalogue in which Mark Zuss, Welsey Pitts, and Fellner discuss curiosity and the conundrum of establishing limits beyond which curiosity should

  4. Riding the dragon: enhancing resilient leadership and sensible self-care in the healthcare executive.

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    Wicks, Robert J; Buck, Tina C

    2013-01-01

    With challenges in the healthcare system growing, strengthened leader and organizational resilience is often overlooked as a factor that can support staff morale and sustain performance improvement and quality. Here we examine resilience-building practices related to self-awareness, alone time, mindfulness, and a healthy perspective. A key aspect of management resilience is weighing the costs and benefits to the executive personally and to the organization if the warning signals of impairment are left untended. To that end, we propose a leader self-care protocol, which even the busy healthcare executive can find time to undertake. Ifimplemented, the protocol will allow leaders to lessen their vulnerability to burnout and help teammates whose resilience may be stretched thin. Finally, we present healthy coping skills for daily stressors and for the sudden and overwhelming situations that can negatively affect resilience. PMID:24409599

  5. Law & psychiatry: Gun laws and mental illness: how sensible are the current restrictions?

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    Appelbaum, Paul S; Swanson, Jeffrey W

    2010-07-01

    This column describes federal and state laws to restrict access to firearms among people with mental illness. The contribution to public safety of these laws is likely to be small because only 3%-5% of violent acts are attributable to serious mental illness, and most do not involve guns. The categories of persons with mental illnesses targeted by the laws may not be at higher risk of violence than other subgroups in this population. The laws may deter people from seeking treatment for fear of losing the right to possess firearms and may reinforce stereotypes of persons with mental illnesses as dangerous. PMID:20591996

  6. Utilization of pre-cleaned greige cotton in nonwovens: a sensible approach

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    Although cotton a consumer-preferred, naturally sustainable fiber has been extensively used in traditional textiles for centuries, its utilization in nonwoven fabrics has been minimal (~2% by weight). A major reason thus far for the cotton not being a preferred fiber for modern nonwovens has be...

  7. Novel exposure units for at-home personalized testing of electromagnetic sensibility.

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    Huss, Anke; Murbach, Manuel; van Moorselaar, Imke; Kuster, Niels; van Strien, Rob; Kromhout, Hans; Vermeulen, Roel; Slottje, Pauline

    2016-01-01

    Previous experimental studies on electromagnetic hypersensitivity have been criticized regarding inflexibility of choice of exposure and of study locations. We developed and tested novel portable exposure units that can generate different output levels of various extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF; 50?Hz field plus harmonics) and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF). Testing was done with a group of healthy volunteers (n?=?25 for 5 ELF-MF and n?=?25 for 5 RF-EMF signals) to assess if units were indeed able to produce double-blind exposure conditions. Results substantiated that double-blind conditions were met; on average participants scored 50.6% of conditions correct on the ELF-MF, and 50.0% on the RF-EMF unit, which corresponds to guessing probability. No cues as to exposure conditions were reported. We aim to use these units in a future experiment with subjects who wish to test their personal hypothesis of being able to sense or experience when being exposed to EMF. The new units allow for a high degree of flexibility regarding choice of applied electromagnetic signal, output power level and location (at home or another environment of subjects' choosing). Bioelectromagnetics. 37:62-68, 2016. 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26661464

  8. Pedagogy and the Poetic: Nurturing Ecological Sensibility through Language and Literature

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    Howard, Patrick

    2010-01-01

    This article provides an overview of the context, methodology, and theoretical framework of a research project conducted with coastal Newfoundland children living in communities deeply affected by the collapse of the marine ecosystem. Through a participatory engagement with bioregional poetry, the author investigates how children grow in their…

  9. Improvements in the sensibility of MSA-GA tool using COFFEE objective function

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    Amorim, A. R.; Zafalon, G. F. D.; Neves, L. A.; Pinto, A. R.; Valêncio, C. R.; Machado, J. M.

    2015-01-01

    The sequence alignment is one of the most important tasks in Bioinformatics, playing an important role in the sequences analysis. There are many strategies to perform sequence alignment, since those use deterministic algorithms, as dynamic programming, until those ones, which use heuristic algorithms, as Progressive, Ant Colony (ACO), Genetic Algorithms (GA), Simulated Annealing (SA), among others. In this work, we have implemented the objective function COFFEE in the MSA-GA tool, in substitution of Weighted Sum-of-Pairs (WSP), to improve the final results. In the tests, we were able to verify the approach using COFFEE function achieved better results in 81% of the lower similarity alignments when compared with WSP approach. Moreover, even in the tests with more similar sets, the approach using COFFEE was better in 43% of the times.

  10. Zinc'ing sensibly: controlling zinc homeostasis at the transcriptional level.

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    Choi, Sangyong; Bird, Amanda J

    2014-07-01

    Zinc-responsive transcription factors are found in all kingdoms of life and include the transcriptional activators ZntR, SczA, Zap1, bZip19, bZip23, and MTF-1, and transcriptional repressors Zur, AdcR, Loz1, and SmtB. These factors have two defining features; their activity is regulated by zinc and they all play a central role in zinc homeostasis by controlling the expression of genes that directly affect zinc levels or its availability. This review summarizes what is known about the mechanisms by which each of these factors sense changes in intracellular zinc levels and how they control zinc homeostasis through target gene regulation. Other factors that influence zinc ion sensing are also discussed. PMID:24722954

  11. CLASH! Superheroic yet Sensible Strategies for Teaching the New Literacies Despite the Status Quo

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    Vavra, Sandra, Ed.; Spencer, Sharon L., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    This book offers ideas that secondary teachers, university content faculty, and teacher educators can use to challenge traditional literacy practices and demonstrate creative, innovative ways of incorporating new literacies into the classroom, all within a strong theoretical framework. Teachers are trying to catch up to the new challenges of the…

  12. Collaborative Inquiry in a Socially Shared Contextual Frame, Striving toward Sensible Knowledge Creation on Dance Education

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    Lytnen, Teija

    2016-01-01

    Background/Context: The tradition of dance art in Finland is characterized by values such as individuality and uniqueness, and the professional practice is structured by competition and different kinds of hierarchies, which may also add color to the culture of dance teaching. One of the most noticeable elements within the dance education community

  13. Towards sensible toxicity testing for nanomaterials: proposal for the specification of test design

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    Potthoff, Annegret; Weil, Mirco; Meißner, Tobias; Kühnel, Dana

    2015-12-01

    During the last decade, nanomaterials (NM) were extensively tested for potential harmful effects towards humans and environmental organisms. However, a sound hazard assessment was so far hampered by uncertainties and a low comparability of test results. The reason for the low comparability is a high variation in the (1) type of NM tested with regard to raw material, size and shape and (2) procedures before and during the toxicity testing. This calls for tailored, nanomaterial-specific protocols. Here, a structured approach is proposed, intended to lead to test protocols not only tailored to specific types of nanomaterials, but also to respective test system for toxicity testing. There are existing standards on single procedures involving nanomaterials, however, not all relevant procedures are covered by standards. Hence, our approach offers a detailed way of weighting several plausible alternatives for e.g. sample preparation, in order to decide on the procedure most meaningful for a specific nanomaterial and toxicity test. A framework of several decision trees (DT) and flow charts to support testing of NM is proposed as a basis for further refinement and in-depth elaboration. DT and flow charts were drafted for (1) general procedure—physicochemical characterisation, (2) choice of test media, (3) decision on test scenario and application of NM to liquid media, (4) application of NM to the gas phase, (5) application of NM to soil and sediments, (6) dose metrics, (S1) definition of a nanomaterial, and (S2) dissolution. The applicability of the proposed approach was surveyed by using experimental data retrieved from studies on nanoscale CuO. This survey demonstrated the DT and flow charts to be a convenient tool to systematically decide upon test procedures and processes, and hence pose an important step towards harmonisation of NM testing.

  14. Application of the Development in Environment Measurement and Sensibility Nano-Sensing

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    Noda, Kazutoshi; Aizawa, Hidenobu

    Recently, environmental pollution is social problem with nano materials and food contamination is a new social problem. On the other hand, the complaint related to the offensive odor in Japan exceeded 20,000 affairs in 1998, and these problems are not solved. The odor sensing system for detecting and control an offensive odor at an early stage is required. The sensing system using the sense of odor known as one of the fifth senses of human is proposed to these demands. Especially as for e-NOSE system, application will be expected from now on in many fields, such as medical diagnosis, health monitoring, environment, food, robot and a car. The sensing technology in which an electrochemical sensor called quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) is mainly used is making detection mechanisms, such as an electrode and a detection thin film on the nano-level. Therefore, detection films of sensor depend on the characteristic of the sensing devices using on material and processing technology. That the new technology sensor is asked can detect extremely low concentration from ppm to ppb level, and it is the sensor with low influence of environment, such as a gas of the outside for detection, temperature and humidity.

  15. Soil-water evaporation dynamics determined with measurement of sensible heat transfer

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    Soil-water evaporation is important in both the hydrologic cycle and the surface energy balance. Yet, routine measurements are unable to capture rapidly shifting near-surface soil heat and water processes involved in evaporation. Recent improvements for fine-scale measurement of soil thermal propert...

  16. Sex and Sensibility: A Parent's Guide to Talking Sense about Sex.

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    Roffman, Deborah M.

    Children who grow up in an atmosphere of openness about sexuality grow up more slowly and more responsibly. This book offers parents a new framework for talking honestly about sex and sexuality with their children. The first part of the book examines new ways of thinking and talking, while the second part addresses concrete ways of raising

  17. A field study of the effects of inhomogeneities of surface sensible and latent heat fluxes

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    Doran, J.C.; Barnes, F.J.; Coulter, R.L.; Crawford, T.L.

    1992-01-01

    In recent years, the problem of characterizing turbulent fluxes of heat, momentum, and moisture over inhomogeneous surfaces has received increasing attention. This issue is relevant to the performance of general circulation models (GCMs), in which a single grid element can encompass a variety of surface and topographical features. Although considerable progress has been made in describing the energy balance at a surface partially covered by vegetation, less is known about how to treat adjacent regions of sharply contrasting surface characteristics. One difficulty is the scarcity of suitable data sets with which to study the problem, particularly on scales of tens to hundreds of kilometers.

  18. An experimental and numerical study of boundary layer structure over areas of inhomogeneous sensible heat fluxes

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    Zhong, S.; Doran, J.C.

    1994-03-01

    In June of 1992 a boundary-layer experiment was carried out near Boardman, Oregon. The campaigns were part of a program of studies under the auspices of the US Department of Energy`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program, whose goal is to improve the treatment of radiative transfer, particularly as affected by clouds, in general circulation models (GCMs) used for climate studies. One aspect of this program is concerned with the determination of appropriate lower boundary conditions for such models and the representation of subgrid-scale variability in regions where the surface conditions are not uniform. To study this problem, boundary-layer and surface properties were measured over a region of two sharply contrasting land types: a large, dry, sagebrush steppe area and irrigated farmland that formed the east, northeast, and western borders of the steppe. A combination of surface flux instrumentation, airsondes, sodars, and near-surface wind and temperature sensors was used. Measurements were carried out over the eastern portion of this region, which featured a well-defined boundary between the dry and irrigated areas. In this paper, the authors present some results from those observations and from a set of numerical simulations that address the effects of inhomogeneous surface fluxes on boundary-layer structure.

  19. You Can't Do It All! A Sensible Way to Distribute School Leadership Roles

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    Kise, Jane; Russell, Beth

    2009-01-01

    As the demands on school leaders expand, it's becoming more and more important to lead from one's strengths. The authors' review of literature on essential school leadership responsibilities led them to write "Differentiated School Leadership: Effective Collaboration, Communication and Change through Personality Type," which revealed 26 separate

  20. Numerical investigation on sensible thermal energy storage with porous media for high temperature solar systems

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    Andreozzi, A.; Buonomo, B.; Manca, O.; Mesolella, P.; Tamburrino, S.

    2012-11-01

    In this paper different high temperature TES components are numerically analyzed. The difference is defined by the different type of porous medium employed in the storage. Two different porous media are considered: spheres or foams. In all cases a ceramic material is considered. In the formulation of the model it is assumed that the system geometry is cylindrical, the fluid and the solid thermophysical properties are temperature independents, the radiation heat transfer mechanism is taken into account. The commercial CFD Fluent code is used to solve the governing equations in transient regime and in local thermal non-equilibrium (LTNE). Numerical simulations are carried out at different mass flow rates of the heat-carrying fluid. The results show the effects of the porosity and of the working fluid mass flow rate on the stored thermal energy and on the storage time.

  1. Sensible Heat Measurements Indicating Depth and Magnitude of Subsurface Soil Water Evaporation

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    Soil water evaporation is typically determined by techniques that assume the latent heat flux originates from the soil surface. Here, we describe a new technique for determining in situ soil water evaporation dynamics from fine-scale measurements of soil temperature and thermal properties with heat ...

  2. Beyond the Sensible World: A Discussion of Mark Zuss' The Practice of Theoretical Curiosity

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    Fellner, Gene; Pitts, Wesley; Zuss, Mark

    2012-01-01

    In this article, Gene Fellner reviews Mark Zuss's recently published "The practice of theoretical curiosity" (2012) and provides a synopsis of the book's structure. These two sections are followed by a metalogue in which Mark Zuss, Welsey Pitts, and Fellner discuss curiosity and the conundrum of establishing limits beyond which curiosity should…

  3. Sensible Treatment of Obesity in Rural Youth (STORY): Design and Methods

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    Janicke, David M.; Sallinen, Bethany J.; Perri, Michael G.; Lutes, Lesley D.; Silverstein, Janet H.; Huerta, Milagros G.; Guion, Lisa A.

    2008-01-01

    Project STORY is a 3-arm, randomized, planning and feasibility study assessing the effectiveness of two behavioral weight management interventions in an important and at-risk population, overweight children and their parents in medically underserved rural counties. Participants will include 90 parent-child dyads from rural counties in north central Florida. Families will be randomized to one of three conditions: (a) a Family-Based Behavioral Group Intervention, (b) a Parent-Only Behavioral Group Intervention, and (c) a waitlist control condition. Child and parent participants will be assessed at baseline (month 0), post-treatment (month 4) and follow-up (month 10). Assessment and intervention sessions will be held at Cooperative Extension offices within each local participating county. The primary outcome measure is change in child body mass index (BMI) z-score. Additional key outcome measures include child dietary intake, physical activity, self-esteem, body image, and parent BMI. The goals of the study are to (a) assess the feasibility of recruitment in rural settings, (b) develop and evaluate training protocol for group leaders, (c) determine strategies to increase adherence to monitoring and goal setting protocol, (d) evaluate strategies for participant retention, (e) assess the relative cost-effectiveness of the interventions, (f) assess the acceptability of the intervention to families and Cooperative Extension administrators and personnel, and (g) if successful, estimate the sample size needed for a full scale trial. This research has potential implications for medically underserved rural communities with limited resources and preventive health care services. If successful, a Parent-Only intervention program may provide a cost-effective and practical intervention for families in underserved rural communities. PMID:17588503

  4. Touch is a team effort: interplay of submodalities in cutaneous sensibility.

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    Saal, Hannes P; Bensmaia, Sliman J

    2014-12-01

    Traditionally, different classes of cutaneous mechanoreceptive afferents are ascribed different and largely non-overlapping functional roles (for example texture or motion) stemming from their different response properties. This functional segregation is thought to be reflected in cortex, where each neuron receives input from a single submodality. We summarize work that challenges this notion. First, while it is possible to design artificial stimuli that preferentially excite a single afferent class, most natural stimuli excite all afferents and most tactile percepts are shaped by multiple submodalities. Second, closer inspection of cortical responses reveals that most neurons receive convergent input from multiple afferent classes. We argue that cortical neurons should be grouped based on their function rather than on their submodality composition. PMID:25257208

  5. CLASH! Superheroic yet Sensible Strategies for Teaching the New Literacies Despite the Status Quo

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    Vavra, Sandra, Ed.; Spencer, Sharon L., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    This book offers ideas that secondary teachers, university content faculty, and teacher educators can use to challenge traditional literacy practices and demonstrate creative, innovative ways of incorporating new literacies into the classroom, all within a strong theoretical framework. Teachers are trying to catch up to the new challenges of the

  6. Collaborative Inquiry in a Socially Shared Contextual Frame, Striving toward Sensible Knowledge Creation on Dance Education

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    Löytönen, Teija

    2016-01-01

    Background/Context: The tradition of dance art in Finland is characterized by values such as individuality and uniqueness, and the professional practice is structured by competition and different kinds of hierarchies, which may also add color to the culture of dance teaching. One of the most noticeable elements within the dance education community…

  7. Sex and Sensibility: A Parent's Guide to Talking Sense about Sex.

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    Roffman, Deborah M.

    Children who grow up in an atmosphere of openness about sexuality grow up more slowly and more responsibly. This book offers parents a new framework for talking honestly about sex and sexuality with their children. The first part of the book examines new ways of thinking and talking, while the second part addresses concrete ways of raising…

  8. Devil in the Details: Making Sensible Modifications to No Child Left Behind

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    Ritter, Gary W.; Lucas, Christopher J.

    2006-01-01

    Achieving full compliance with the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal legislation poses major challenges for most of the nation's states. Structured, open-ended interviews were conducted with ranking representatives from a number of so-called high-readiness states: California, Florida, New York, South Carolina,

  9. The Rationale for Subsidy of Higher Education in Hong Kong: A Sensible Decision from an Economic Viewpoint

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    Chan, Shing Yin Amy

    2010-01-01

    This paper is an attempt to draw the statistical data from reports and documents to reveal the rationale for subsidizing the higher education in Hong Kong. There is a discussion made with reference to educational planning interacting with personal choice. The notion of economics has been noted with consideration of allocation of scarce resources…

  10. Characteristics of the motions, turbulence intensity, diffusivity, flux of momentum and sensible heat in the upper atmosphere

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    Kao, S. K.; Lordi, N. J.

    1977-01-01

    Analyses of the meteorological rocket data obtained from an experiment conducted at 3-hour intervals at 8 western meridional rocket stations are presented. Large variations in the meridional wind contribute substantially to overall turbulence in the tropical stratosphere. The solar semidiurnal component of wind oscillations in the tropics was observed to be much higher than predicted by theory, often exceeding the magnitude of the diurnal amplitude throughout the stratosphere. The observed value of the solar diurnal amplitude in the stratosphere was in line with theoretical prediction. The solar terdiurnal amplitudes for temperature, meridional and zonal winds were non-negligible and must be considered in any harmonic analysis. Phase angle variation with height was rapid for all harmonics; however, there was general agreement between predicted and observed phase angles. Because of large changes in the mean winds in the mesosphere with season, harmonic determinations are difficult. There appear to be large zonal wind changes even within the same season as mentioned previously. Turbulence diffusivity in the upper stratosphere is greater near the equator than in the mid-latitudes.

  11. [The high fermentative capacity of colonic bacteria in the origin of flatulence and its sensibility to bismuth subsalicylate].

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    León-Barúa, Raúl; Alvarez De Roig, Maritza; Roig-Arosemena, Javier; Berendson-Seminario, Roberto; Torres-Zevallos, Hernando

    2007-01-01

    Using a previously described technique, "in vitro" determinations were carried out for faecal fermentation (FF): basal faecal fermentation (BFF), i.e, only with faeces, with faeces and lactulose (LFF) and with faeces, lactulose and bismuth subsalicylate (BiLFF) in 34 patients with flatulence. The media+d.s. of the difference between the LFFand BFF levels (LFF-BFF) in patients with flatulence was significant and markedly higher than the respective media +d.s. in 30 normal control patients previously studied (9.1+4.7 vs. 3.9+3.2 ml gas/24 hrs; p<0.000001 respectively). And, although FF was reduced by adding bismuth salicylate in only 24% (70.6%) of the patients with flatulence but not in the remaining 10 (29.4%), in total the media+d.s. of the differences between the levels BiLFF and BFF (BiLFFBFF) was significantly lower that the media+d.s. of the differences between the LFF and BFF levels (LFF-BFF) (6.0+4.2 vs 9.1+4.7 ml gas/24 hrs; p<0.01 respectively). These results confirm that: 1) The fermentative capacity of the colonic bacteriae is most likely to be abnormally intense in peoples with flatulence and 2) Bismuth subsalicylate can be useful in the control of excessive colonic fermentation and flatulence; they raise, furthermore, the interesting possibility that we may have found the way to predict when the use of bismuth subsalicylate could be effective in the treatment of a patient with flatulence. PMID:17431432

  12. Sense and Sensibility in Technical Documentation: How Feminist Interpretation Strategies Can Save Lives in the Nation's Mines.

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    Sauer, Beverly A.

    This article analyzes post-accident investigation reports from a feminist perspective, showing how a feminist interpretation can change the way technical writers look at expertise and evidence. In comparing formal documentation of mine inspection reports with women's testimony about conditions in the mines, the article shows: (1) how the…

  13. Sense and Sensibility in Technical Documentation: How Feminist Interpretation Strategies Can Save Lives in the Nation's Mines.

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    Sauer, Beverly A.

    This article analyzes post-accident investigation reports from a feminist perspective, showing how a feminist interpretation can change the way technical writers look at expertise and evidence. In comparing formal documentation of mine inspection reports with women's testimony about conditions in the mines, the article shows: (1) how the

  14. Towards an understanding of the human resource in the context of change in the NHS: economic sense versus cultural sensibilities?

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    Timpson, J

    1996-11-01

    The concepts involved in the process of managing change successfully in respect of the management of human resources are as complex as they are contentious, with arguments and counter-arguments espoused weekly in the seemingly ever-growing plethora of literature available. The following paper attempts to present a critical analysis of the management of change from the perspective of the human resource and to debate the relative merits pertaining to the imperatives of organizational design and culture, in conjunction with a plea to recognize and respect peoples' needs and feelings, in relation to the impact of internal market reform upon management practice within the context of the contemporary National Health Service (NHS). The paper is predicated upon the dual beliefs that people and organizations are dynamic entities being located both temporally and socially, and that any constructed criterions of success must, therefore, be evaluated not only in terms of the specific individual and/or organizational parameters but also in terms of the relative cultural, moral, philosphical and political ethos, and that as the human race largely survives and operates via organization, which in itself has to be managed, controlled and developed, managers are, therefore, a vital element of any successful organization. PMID:9035633

  15. Realities of weather extremes on daily life in urban India - How quantified impacts infer sensible adaptation options

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    Reckien, D.

    2012-12-01

    Emerging and developing economies are currently undergoing one of the profoundest socio-spatial transitions in their history, with strong urbanization and weather extremes bringing about changes in the economy, forms of living and living conditions, but also increasing risks and altered social divides. The impacts of heat waves and strong rain events are therefore differently perceived among urban residents. Addressing the social differences of climate change impacts1 and expanding targeted adaptation options have emerged as urgent policy priorities, particularly for developing and emerging economies2. This paper discusses the perceived impacts of weather-related extreme events on different social groups in New Delhi and Hyderabad, India. Using network statistics and scenario analysis on Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs) as part of a vulnerability analysis, the investigation provides quantitative and qualitative measures to compare impacts and adaptation strategies for different social groups. Impacts of rain events are stronger than those of heat in both cities and affect the lower income classes particularly. Interestingly, the scenario analysis (comparing altered networks in which the alteration represents a possible adaptation measure) shows that investments in the water infrastructure would be most meaningful and more effective than investments in, e.g., the traffic infrastructure, despite the stronger burden from traffic disruptions and the resulting concentration of planning and policy on traffic ease and investments. The method of Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping offers a link between perception and modeling, and the possibility to aggregate and analyze the views of a large number of stakeholders. Our research has shown that planners and politicians often know about many of the problems, but are often overwhelmed by the problems in their respective cities and look for a prioritization of adaptation options. FCM provides this need and identifies priority adaptation options when resources are scarce. 1 Parry ML, Canziani OF, Palutikof JP, van der Linden PJ, Hanson CE (eds) (2007) Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge New York. 2 TERI (2007) Adaptation to Climate Change in the context of Sustainable Development. Background Paper to the conference ''Climate Change and Sustainable Development: An international workshop to strengthen research and understanding'', 7-8 April 2006, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi.

  16. Membrane Dehumidifier: High-Efficiency, On-Line Membrane Air Dehumidifier Enabling Sensible Cooling for Warm and Humid Climates

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    2010-09-01

    BEETIT Project: ADMA Products is developing a foil-like membrane for air conditioners that efficiently removes moisture from humid air. ADMA Products’s metal foil-like membrane consists of a paper thin, porous metal sheet coated with a layer of water-loving molecules. This new membrane allows water vapor to permeate across the membrane at high fluxes and at the same time, blocks air penetration efficiently resulting in high selectivity. The high selectivity of the membrane translates to less energy use, while the high permeation fluxes result in a more compact device. The new materials and the flat foil-like nature of the membrane facilitate the mass production of a low-coast compact dehumidification device

  17. The role of LMRs (Liquid Metal Cooled Reactor) for next generation power reactors: A strategy for sensible change

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    Omberg, R.P.; Lucoff, D.M.; Padilla, A.; Waltar, A.E.

    1988-04-01

    Will there be a next nuclear era and, if so, what conditions will have to be met to encourage utilities to place new nuclear orders. Whereas utilities were once isolated businesses, they now find themselves in a socio/political/economic squeeze between changing national energy policies, continually evolving public opinion, and cyclic economic conditions. As a result, the technical design requirements for an electrical generating system qualified to meet these changing demands continue to evolve. The purposes of the present paper are to explore these changing pressure points and to assess whether the Liquid Metal Cooled Reactor concept has sufficient versatility to allow this type of reactor to be effectively included in utility planning. 3 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  18. Canine sense and sensibility: tipping points and response latency variability as an optimism index in a canine judgement bias assessment.

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    Starling, Melissa J; Branson, Nicholas; Cody, Denis; Starling, Timothy R; McGreevy, Paul D

    2014-01-01

    Recent advances in animal welfare science used judgement bias, a type of cognitive bias, as a means to objectively measure an animal's affective state. It is postulated that animals showing heightened expectation of positive outcomes may be categorised optimistic, while those showing heightened expectations of negative outcomes may be considered pessimistic. This study pioneers the use of a portable, automated apparatus to train and test the judgement bias of dogs. Dogs were trained in a discrimination task in which they learned to touch a target after a tone associated with a lactose-free milk reward and abstain from touching the target after a tone associated with water. Their judgement bias was then probed by presenting tones between those learned in the discrimination task and measuring their latency to respond by touching the target. A Cox's Proportional Hazards model was used to analyse censored response latency data. Dog and Cue both had a highly significant effect on latency and risk of touching a target. This indicates that judgement bias both exists in dogs and differs between dogs. Test number also had a significant effect, indicating that dogs were less likely to touch the target over successive tests. Detailed examination of the response latencies revealed tipping points where average latency increased by 100% or more, giving an indication of where dogs began to treat ambiguous cues as predicting more negative outcomes than positive ones. Variability scores were calculated to provide an index of optimism using average latency and standard deviation at cues after the tipping point. The use of a mathematical approach to assessing judgement bias data in animal studies offers a more detailed interpretation than traditional statistical analyses. This study provides proof of concept for the use of an automated apparatus for measuring cognitive bias in dogs. PMID:25229458

  19. Sensing and Sensibility: Single-Islet-based Quality Control Assay of Cryopreserved Pancreatic Islets with Functionalized Hydrogel Microcapsules.

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    Chen, Wanyu; Shu, Zhiquan; Gao, Dayong; Shen, Amy Q

    2016-01-01

    Despite decades of research and clinical studies of islet transplantations, finding simple yet reliable islet quality assays that correlate accurately with in vivo potency is still a major challenge, especially for real-time and single-islet-based quality assessment. Herein, proof-of-concept studies of a cryopreserved microcapsule-based quality control assays are presented for single islets. Individual rat pancreatic islets and fluorescent oxygen-sensitive dye (FOSD) are encapsulated in alginate hydrogel microcapsules via a microfluidic device. To test the susceptibility of the microcapsules and the FOSD to cryopreservation, the islet microcapsules containing FOSD are cryopreserved and the islet functionalities (adenosine triphosphate, static insulin release measurement, and oxygen consumption rate) are assessed after freezing and thawing steps. The cryopreserved islet capsules with FOSD remain functional after encapsulation and freezing/thawing procedures, validating a simple yet reliable individual-islet-based quality control method for the entire islet processing procedure prior to transplantation. This work also demonstrates that the functionality of cryopreserved islets can be improved by introducing trehalose into the routinely used cryoprotectant dimethyl sulfoxide. The functionalized alginate hydrogel microcapsules with embedded FOSD and optimized cryopreservation protocol presented in this work serve as a versatile islet quality assay and offer tremendous promise for tackling existing challenges in islet transplantation procedures. PMID:26606153

  20. Thermal energy storage – overview and specific insight into nitrate salts for sensible and latent heat storage

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    Bauer, Thomas; Martin, Claudia; Eck, Markus; Wörner, Antje

    2015-01-01

    Summary Thermal energy storage (TES) is capable to reduce the demand of conventional energy sources for two reasons: First, they prevent the mismatch between the energy supply and the power demand when generating electricity from renewable energy sources. Second, utilization of waste heat in industrial processes by thermal energy storage reduces the final energy consumption. This review focuses mainly on material aspects of alkali nitrate salts. They include thermal properties, thermal decomposition processes as well as a new method to develop optimized salt systems. PMID:26199853

  1. Spare the rod and spoil the child. Is this a sensible justification for the use of punishment in child rearing?

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    Carey, T A

    1994-12-01

    This paper examines the validity of the well-used proverb Spare the rod and spoil the child. To do this, the original form of the proverb from the Bible is compared with the modern form, and some significant differences are highlighted. The definition of punishment is considered, and the differences between punishment and corporal punishment are examined. Punishment is explored in some detail with attention given to the criteria that need to be satisfied in order for punishment to be effective. Discrepancies in the literature concerning these criteria are pointed out, making punishment a complex issue. The negative effects of punishment are significant with links to social problems such as teenage delinquency and violence. Reference is made to cultures where corporal punishment has been banned and the effects of this action. Given the problems associated with punishment programs, especially those being used in families, alternatives to punishment are discussed. Finally, an alternative form of the proverb to the current adaptation is offered. PMID:7850608

  2. Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child. Is This a Sensible Justification for the Use of Punishment in Child Rearing?

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    Carey, Timothy A.

    1994-01-01

    This discussion of punishment in child rearing examines the Bible proverb, defines punishment, and identifies criteria necessary for effective punishment. It also considers negative effects of punishment and cultures where corporal punishment has been banned. Alternatives to punishment are discussed, and an alternative form of the proverb is

  3. Seasonal hypoxia in eutrophic stratified coastal shelves: mechanisms, sensibilities and interannual variability from the North-Western Black Sea case

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    Capet, A.; Beckers, J.-M.; Grgoire, M.

    2012-12-01

    The Black Sea north-western shelf (NWS) is a~shallow eutrophic area in which seasonal stratification of the water column isolates bottom waters from the atmosphere and prevents ventilation to compensate for the large consumption of oxygen, due to respiration in the bottom waters and in the sediments. A 3-D coupled physical biogeochemical model is used to investigate the dynamics of bottom hypoxia in the Black Sea NWS at different temporal scales from seasonal to interannual (1981-2009) and to differentiate the driving factors (climatic versus eutrophication) of hypoxic conditions in bottom waters. Model skills are evaluated by comparison with 14 500 in-situ oxygen measurements available in the NOAA World Ocean Database and the Black Sea Commission data. The choice of skill metrics and data subselections orientate the validation procedure towards specific aspects of the oxygen dynamics, and prove the model's ability to resolve the seasonal cycle and interannual variability of oxygen concentration as well as the spatial location of the oxygen depleted waters and the specific threshold of hypoxia. During the period 1981-2009, each year exhibits seasonal bottom hypoxia at the end of summer. This phenomenon essentially covers the northern part of the NWS, receiving large inputs of nutrients from the Danube, Dniestr and Dniepr rivers, and extends, during the years of severe hypoxia, towards the Romanian Bay of Constanta. In order to explain the interannual variability of bottom hypoxia and to disentangle its drivers, a statistical model (multiple linear regression) is proposed using the long time series of model results as input variables. This statistical model gives a general relationship that links the intensity of hypoxia to eutrophication and climate related variables. The use of four predictors allows to reproduce 78% of hypoxia interannual variability: the annual nitrate discharge (N), the sea surface temperature in the month preceding stratification (T), the amount of semi-labile organic matter in the sediments (C) and the duration of the stratification (D). Eutrophication (N, C) and climate (T, D) predictors explain a similar amount of variability (~35%) when considered separately. A typical timescale of 9.3 yr is found to describe the inertia of sediments in the recovering process after eutrophication. From this analysis, we find that under standard conditions (i.e. average atmospheric conditions, sediments in equilibrium with river discharges), the intensity of hypoxia can be linked to the level of nitrate discharge through a non-linear equation (power law). Bottom hypoxia does not affect the whole Black Sea NWS but rather exhibits an important spatial variability. This heterogeneous distribution, in addition to the seasonal fluctuations, complicates the monitoring of bottom hypoxia leading to contradictory conclusions when the interpretation is done from different sets of data. We find that it was the case after 1995 when the recovery process was overestimated due to the use of observations concentrated in areas and months not typically affected by hypoxia. This stresses the urging need of a dedicated monitoring effort in the NWS of the Black Sea focused on the areas and the period of the year concerned by recurrent hypoxic events.

  4. Gut Microbioma Population: An Indicator Really Sensible to Any Change in Age, Diet, Metabolic Syndrome, and Life-Style

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    Annalisa, Noce; Alessio, Tarantino; Claudette, Tsague Djoutsop; Erald, Vasili; Antonino, De Lorenzo; Nicola, Di Daniele

    2014-01-01

    Obesity has become a pandemic threat in the latest 30 years. The trend of the prevalence of overweight and obesity has got an overall increase in every part of the world, regardless of ethnicity, life-style and social ties. High food intake, genetic, and sedentary have been related to obesity; it has been also hypothesized that gut microbiota could have an impact on the complex mechanism underlying the weight gain. This review aims to illustrate the actual literature about gut microbiota and its relation with obesity and to analyze the possible implications of factors such as diet and life-style onto the composition of gut microbiota, that can lead to overweight/obesity condition. PMID:24999296

  5. Geologically-sensible modelling of the spatial distribution of permeability in eolian deposits: Page Sandstone (Jurassic), northern Arizona

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    Goggin, D.J.

    1988-01-01

    The spatial arrangement of permeability, one of the fundamental rock properties affecting fluid movement in petroleum reservoirs, is often poorly defined in current industry models. In addition, these models usually downplay many of the geological factors that contribute to the resulting spatial distribution of permeability in the interwell region of a productive interval. In a detailed study of outcrops of eolian (windblown) deposits, more than 10,000 localized permeability measurements were collected using a field minipermeameter on eleven different formations scattered over a six-state region of the midwestern and southwestern United States. Although most of these measurements were concentrated on a Page Sandstone (Jurassic) outcrop in Northern Arizona, the wide variety of sampling techniques applied in this study permitted the development of a generalized geostatistical model of the spatial arrangement of permeability in eolian deposits. Based on the knowledge of how bedding units and stratification types control the permeability distribution, a geologically-based, geostatistical permeability generation scheme was developed. This nested-kriging approach, the outer loop which handles the between-unit trends in permeability and the inner loop which handles the within-unit cross-bedding, accounts for the two geologic volume-scales of permeability variation present in the generalized geostatistical model. In order to establish the accuracy and reliability of the field permeameter used in this study, a careful theoretical and experimental analysis of the device response is made for a variety of field and laboratory applications. Two non-linear deviations associated with gas flow measurements of permeability in porous media are addressed.

  6. Diurnal and vertical variability of the sensible heat and carbon dioxide budgets in the atmospheric surface layer

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    Casso-Torralba, P.; de Arellano, J. V. -G.; Bosveld, F.; Soler, M.R.; Vermeulen, A.; Werner, C.; Moors, E.

    2008-01-01

    The diurnal and vertical variability of heat and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmospheric surface layer are studied by analyzing measurements from a 213 in tower in Cabauw (Netherlands). Observations of thermodynamic variables and CO2 mixing ratio as well as vertical profiles of the turbulent fluxes are used to retrieve the contribution of the budget terms in the scalar conservation equation. On the basis of the daytime evolution of turbulent fluxes, we calculate the budget terms by assuming that turbulent fluxes follow a linear profile with height. This assumption is carefully tested and the deviation ftom linearity is quantified. The budget calculation allows us to assess the importance of advection of heat and CO2 during day hours for three selected days. It is found that, under nonadvective conditions, the diurnal variability of temperature and CO2 is well reproduced from the flux divergence measurements. Consequently, the vertical transport due to the turbulent flux plays a major role in the daytime evolution of both scalars and the advection is a relatively small contribution. During the analyzed days with a strong contribution of advection of either heat or carbon dioxide, the flux divergence is still an important contribution to the budget. For heat, the quantification of the advection contribution is in close agreement with results from a numerical model. For carbon dioxide, we qualitatively corroborate the results with a Lagrangian transport model. Our estimation of advection is compared with, traditional estimations based on the Net Ecosystem-atmosphere Exchange (NEE). Copyright 2008 by the American Geophysical Union.

  7. Making the Most of Less: Refurbished Technology Provides a Sensible Way to Deal with Ongoing Budget Woes

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    Pikar, Saar

    2005-01-01

    Riddles are time-honored educational tools used to entertain students while teaching them the value of critical thinking. They often require the kind of outside-the-box inductive and deductive reasoning that is so valued in the business world today. Now, those same educators who talk about two coins adding up to 35 cents are being presented with

  8. Canine Sense and Sensibility: Tipping Points and Response Latency Variability as an Optimism Index in a Canine Judgement Bias Assessment

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    Starling, Melissa J.; Branson, Nicholas; Cody, Denis; Starling, Timothy R.; McGreevy, Paul D.

    2014-01-01

    Recent advances in animal welfare science used judgement bias, a type of cognitive bias, as a means to objectively measure an animal's affective state. It is postulated that animals showing heightened expectation of positive outcomes may be categorised optimistic, while those showing heightened expectations of negative outcomes may be considered pessimistic. This study pioneers the use of a portable, automated apparatus to train and test the judgement bias of dogs. Dogs were trained in a discrimination task in which they learned to touch a target after a tone associated with a lactose-free milk reward and abstain from touching the target after a tone associated with water. Their judgement bias was then probed by presenting tones between those learned in the discrimination task and measuring their latency to respond by touching the target. A Cox's Proportional Hazards model was used to analyse censored response latency data. Dog and Cue both had a highly significant effect on latency and risk of touching a target. This indicates that judgement bias both exists in dogs and differs between dogs. Test number also had a significant effect, indicating that dogs were less likely to touch the target over successive tests. Detailed examination of the response latencies revealed tipping points where average latency increased by 100% or more, giving an indication of where dogs began to treat ambiguous cues as predicting more negative outcomes than positive ones. Variability scores were calculated to provide an index of optimism using average latency and standard deviation at cues after the tipping point. The use of a mathematical approach to assessing judgement bias data in animal studies offers a more detailed interpretation than traditional statistical analyses. This study provides proof of concept for the use of an automated apparatus for measuring cognitive bias in dogs. PMID:25229458

  9. From mad cows to sensible blood transfusion: the risk of prion transmission by labile blood components in the United Kingdom and in France.

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    Lefrre, Jean-Jacques; Hewitt, Patricia

    2009-04-01

    Transfusion transmission of the prion, the agent of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), is now established. Subjects infected through food may transmit the disease through blood donations. The two nations most affected to date by this threat are the United Kingdom (UK) and France. The first transfusion cases have been observed in the UK over the past 5 years. In France, a few individuals who developed vCJD had a history of blood donation, leading to a risk of transmission to recipients, some of whom could be incubating the disease. In the absence of a large-scale screening test, it is impossible to establish the prevalence of infection in the blood donor population and transfused patients. This lack of a test also prevents specific screening of blood donations. Thus, prevention of transfusion transmission essentially relies at present on deferral of "at-risk" individuals. Because prions are present in both white blood cells and plasma, leukoreduction is probably insufficient to totally eliminate the transfusion risk. In the absence of a screening test for blood donations, recently developed prion-specific filters could be a solution. Furthermore, while the dietary spread of vCJD seems efficiently controlled, uncertainty remains as to the extent of the spread of prions through blood transfusion and other secondary routes. PMID:19170997

  10. S.674, The Sensible Advertising and Family Education Act. Hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

    This Congressional hearing discusses legislation that would require health warnings to be included in advertisements of alcoholic beverages. Opening statements are included from Senators Hollings, Burns, Danforth, Thurmond, and Simon, and from Representative Kennedy. Testimony is included from two panels of witnesses, whose members include: (1)…

  11. Formation of an Oxidant-Sensible Pd(II) Coordination Compound and Its [superscript 1]H NMR Specific Characterization: A Preparative and Analytical Challenge in Current Coordination Chemistry

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    Abraham, Maria L.; Oppel, Iris M.

    2014-01-01

    A three-part experiment that leads to the synthesis of palladium(II) complex starting from a C[subscript 3]-symmetric triaminoguanidinium-based ligand is presented. In the first part, the preparation of tris-benzylidenetriaminoguanidinium chloride ([H[subscript 6]Br[subscript 3]L]Cl) by an acidic catalyzed 3-fold imine formation reaction of…

  12. Overweight and Obese Adolescent Girls: The Importance of Promoting Sensible Eating and Activity Behaviors from the Start of the Adolescent Period

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    Todd, Alwyn S.; Street, Steven J.; Ziviani, Jenny; Byrne, Nuala M.; Hills, Andrew P.

    2015-01-01

    The adolescent period is associated with changes in eating and activity behaviors in girls. Less reliance on parental provision and choice of food, coupled with a decrease in participation in physical activity and sport, can create an energy imbalance, predisposing to weight gain. Physiological alterations to body composition, reduction in insulin sensitivity, and psychological adjustments may further amplify the risk of becoming overweight and maintaining an unhealthy level of body fat into childbearing years. During pregnancy excess body fat is a risk factor for poor pregnancy outcomes and may predispose an infant to a lifelong heightened risk of being overweight and developing chronic disease. Interventions aimed at preventing the accumulation of body fat in adolescent girls and young women may have far reaching impact and be critically important in reducing intergenerational weight gain. Lifestyle interventions in adolescence have the potential to modify adult obesity risk by switching at-risk individuals from a high to lower obesity risk trajectory. This paper discusses multiple approaches to assist at-risk individuals reduce obesity risk. A key focus is placed on engagement in food preparation and choice, and opportunities for physical activity and sport. Support, education, and opportunity at home and at school, are often associated with the success of lifestyle interventions, and may enable adolescents to make positive choices, and engage in health promoting behaviors during adolescence and childbearing years. PMID:25690003

  13. Formation of an Oxidant-Sensible Pd(II) Coordination Compound and Its [superscript 1]H NMR Specific Characterization: A Preparative and Analytical Challenge in Current Coordination Chemistry

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    Abraham, Maria L.; Oppel, Iris M.

    2014-01-01

    A three-part experiment that leads to the synthesis of palladium(II) complex starting from a C[subscript 3]-symmetric triaminoguanidinium-based ligand is presented. In the first part, the preparation of tris-benzylidenetriaminoguanidinium chloride ([H[subscript 6]Br[subscript 3]L]Cl) by an acidic catalyzed 3-fold imine formation reaction of

  14. [Identification of Enterococcus sp. isolated from raw milk samples coming from the metropolitan area of Costa Rica and evaluation of its antibiotic sensibility pattern].

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    Araya, Melania; Davidovich, Gabriela; Arias, Mara Laura; Chaves, Carolina

    2005-06-01

    Bacteria from the genus Enterococcus sp. were isolated and identified from nonpasteurized milk samples obtained from the Costa Rican Metropolitan Area, in order to evaluate its sensitivity pattern to common use antibiotics. One hundred five milk samples were collected from suppliers of a national dairy industry. The initial isolation was done in EVA (Ethyl violet agar). Isolated colonies were initially characterized phenotypically as Enterococcus sp. using biochemical tests, species' identification was done using the Api 20 Strep kit. The different Enterococci species were tested for their antibiotic sensitivity using the plate diffusion method; the minimal inhibition concentration (MIC) to vancomycin was determined using E test. 38% of the milk samples were positive for Enterococcus; 48 different strains were isolated, where E. faecalis corresponded to 71%, E. faecium to 19%, E. durans to 4%, E. gallinarum to 4% and E. avium to 2%. The geographical distribution analysis of the species isolated did not show significant statistical differences according to the origin of the samples. All isolates identified showed an important resistance rate to the antibiotics tested. The aminoglycoside family showed the lower resistance rate, the resistance to eritromicin, tetracycline and chloranphenicol was lower than 50% and all strains were sensitive to bacitracin. An 8% resistance rate to vancomycin was determined. No relationship between the resistance rate of samples and the province of origin was found, but it is important to emphasize that the strains resistant to vancomycin came from Cartago, one of the Costa Rican regions with highest milk production. PMID:16335226

  15. Effect of long-term high-fat diet intake on peripheral insulin sensibility, blood pressure, and renal function in female rats

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    Roza, Noemi A. V.; Possignolo, Luiz F.; Palanch, Adrianne C.; Gontijo, José A. R.

    2016-01-01

    Background This study determines whether 8-week high-fat diet (HFD) consumption alters insulin sensitivity, kidney function, and blood pressure (BP) in female rats when compared with standard rodent diet (ND) intake in gender- and age-matched rats. Methods The present study investigates, in female Wistar HanUnib rats, the effect of long-term high-fat fed group (HFD) compared with standard chow on BP by an indirect tail-cuff method using an electrosphygmomanometer, insulin and glucose function, and kidney function by creatinine and lithium clearances. Results The current study shows glucose tolerance impairment, as demonstrated by increased fasting blood glucose (ND: 78±2.8 vs. HFD: 87±3.8 mg/dL) associated with reduced insulin secretion (ND: 0.58±0.07 vs. HFD: 0.40±0.03 ng/mL) in 8-week female HFD-treated rats. The incremental area under the curve (AUC, ND: 1,4558.0±536.0 vs. HFD: 1,6507.8±661.9), homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) index, and the first-order rate constant for the disappearance of glucose (Kitt) were significantly enhanced in 8-week HFD-treated rats compared with age-matched ND group (respectively, P=0.03, P=0.002, and P<0.0001). The current study also shows a significantly higher systolic BP measured in 5 and 8 weeks posttreatment in HFD (5-week HFD-treated: 155.25±10.54 mmHg and 8-week HFD-treated: 165±5.8 mmHg) (P=0.0001), when compared to BP values in 5-week ND, 137±4.24 mmHg and 8-week ND, 131.75±5.8 mmHg age-matched group. Otherwise, the glomerular filtration rate and renal sodium handling evaluated by FENa, FEPNa and FEPPNa, were unchanged in both groups. Conclusion We may conclude that 8-week female HFD-fed rats compared with ND group stimulate harmful effects, such as BP rise and peripheral glucose intolerance. The increased BP occurs through insulin resistance and supposedly decreased vasodilatation response without any change on renal function. PMID:26880072

  16. Overweight and obese adolescent girls: the importance of promoting sensible eating and activity behaviors from the start of the adolescent period.

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    Todd, Alwyn S; Street, Steven J; Ziviani, Jenny; Byrne, Nuala M; Hills, Andrew P

    2015-02-01

    The adolescent period is associated with changes in eating and activity behaviors in girls. Less reliance on parental provision and choice of food, coupled with a decrease in participation in physical activity and sport, can create an energy imbalance, predisposing to weight gain. Physiological alterations to body composition, reduction in insulin sensitivity, and psychological adjustments may further amplify the risk of becoming overweight and maintaining an unhealthy level of body fat into childbearing years. During pregnancy excess body fat is a risk factor for poor pregnancy outcomes and may predispose an infant to a lifelong heightened risk of being overweight and developing chronic disease. Interventions aimed at preventing the accumulation of body fat in adolescent girls and young women may have far reaching impact and be critically important in reducing intergenerational weight gain. Lifestyle interventions in adolescence have the potential to modify adult obesity risk by switching at-risk individuals from a high to lower obesity risk trajectory. This paper discusses multiple approaches to assist at-risk individuals reduce obesity risk. A key focus is placed on engagement in food preparation and choice, and opportunities for physical activity and sport. Support, education, and opportunity at home and at school, are often associated with the success of lifestyle interventions, and may enable adolescents to make positive choices, and engage in health promoting behaviors during adolescence and childbearing years. PMID:25690003

  17. Observation of Sensible and Latent Heat Fluxes Over a Mixed Savanna - Agricultural Catchment in the Semi-Arid Sudanian Savanna, Burkina Faso

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    Ceperley, N. C.; Mande, T.; Van De Giesen, N.; Tyler, S. W.; Rinaldo, A.; Parlange, M. B.

    2013-12-01

    Evaporation and the surface energy balance over two land cover types in Sudanian savanna were investigated in terms of their seasonal and interannual variability using four years of eddy covariance measurement (2009-2013). The observations demonstrate the strong controls on evaporation by vegetation through modification of the surface roughness, albedo, and available moisture related to seasonal variations in land cover and topography. Two characteristic land uses of semi-arid West Africa (Burkina Faso) were monitored: agricultural fields and gallery forest. The sites receive around 800 mm of rain most years, typically between the months of May and October, with up to approximately 20% being transferred to runoff. Seasonal variation in all components of the energy balance was found to be greater over the agricultural landscape, the total latent energy flux over the gallery forest was higher by approximately 30%, and the evaporative fraction was more dependent on soil moisture in the agricultural fields. According to the diurnal behavior of the evaporative fraction, we isolate constant periods that we compare with measures of cloudy sky, NDVI and soil moisture. We identify predictors of diurnal variation of the evaporative fraction according to land cover, which allows incorporation of remote sensing and satellite data. Improved understanding of the variability of fluxes over diverse land cover will allow us to improve the estimation of evaporation to the atmosphere over the entire watershed. Ongoing outreach projects accompany this research to integrate findings with local knowledge to improve resilience of small-scale rain fed agriculture.

  18. Nueva opción de tratamiento para mujeres jóvenes con cáncer de seno sensible a las hormonas

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    Un fármaco usado para el tratamiento del cáncer de seno (mama), conocido como exemestano, es más eficaz que tamoxifeno, un fármaco preventivo de uso común para el cáncer de seno, en la prevención de la recidiva del cáncer de seno en mujeres jóvenes que ta

  19. GP73, a resident Golgi glycoprotein, is sensibility and specificity for hepatocellular carcinoma of diagnosis in a hepatitis B-endemic Asian population.

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    Hu, Jin-song; Wu, De-wu; Liang, Shuo; Miao, Xiong-yin

    2010-06-01

    Golgi protein-73 (GP73) is a newly identified candidate serum marker for HCC, but GP73 study now is lesser in Asian population. The aims of this study were to determine how GP73 is detected in the serum of healthy, hepatitis B, cirrhosis and HCC by western blotting and RT-PCR, and to establish the sensitivity and specificity of serum GP73 protein and RNA for diagnosing HCC. Serum GP73 was detected by western blotting and RT-PCR, and quantified by densitometric analysis. GP73 was measured in serum from 124 patients with various forms of liver. AFP was tested using commercially available electrochemiluminescence immunoassay. The median sGP73 in patients with HBV-related HCC was significantly higher (P < 0.001) than in healthy individuals and in patients with other diseases. When sGP73 protein was used to detect HBV-related HCC, it had a sensitivity of 77.4% and a specificity of 83.9%, at the optimal cut-off value of 7.4 relative units. The area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve was 0.89. GP73 RNA in patients with HBV-related HCC had a sensitivity of 87.1% and a specificity of 83.9% and AUROC of 0.92. AFP in patients with HCC had a sensitivity of 48.4% and a specificity of 96.8% and AUROC of 0.77. GP73 protein and RNA can be found in the serum of patients with HBV-related HCC obviously higher than of other liver diseases in Asian. GP73 was better than AFP for the diagnosis of HBV-related HCC. RT-PCR is a more sensitive and superior method of quantification than Western blot. Furthermore, our data need to be confirmed in larger cohorts of patients. PMID:19399652

  20. Spatiotemporal variations in growing season exchanges of CO2, H2O,and sensible heat in agricultural fields of the Southern GreatPlains

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    Fischer, Marc L.; Billesbach, David P.; Berry, Joseph A.; Riley,William J.; Torn, Margaret S.

    2007-06-13

    Climate, vegetation cover, and management create fine-scaleheterogeneity in unirrigated agricultural regions, with important but notwell-quantified consequences for spatial and temporal variations insurface CO2, water, and heat fluxes. We measured eddy covariance fluxesin seven agricultural fields--comprising winter wheat, pasture, andsorghum--in the U.S. Southern Great Plains (SGP) during the 2001-2003growing seasons. Land-cover was the dominant source of variation insurface fluxes, with 50-100 percent differences between fields planted inwinter-spring versus fields planted in summer. Interannual variation wasdriven mainly by precipitation, which varied more than two-fold betweenyears. Peak aboveground biomass and growing-season net ecosystem exchange(NEE) of CO2 increased in rough proportion to precipitation. Based on apartitioning of gross fluxes with a regression model, ecosystemrespiration increased linearly with gross primary production, but with anoffset that increased near the time of seed production. Because theregression model was designed for well-watered periods, it successfullyretrieved NEE and ecosystem parameters during the peak growing season,and identified periods of moisture limitation during the summer. Insummary, the effects of crop type, land management, and water limitationon carbon, water, and energy fluxes were large. Capturing the controllingfactors in landscape scale models will be necessary to estimate theecological feedbacks to climate and other environmental impactsassociated with changing human needs for agricultural production of food,fiber, and energy.

  1. Making Carbon Emissions Remotely Sensible: Flux Observations of Carbon from an Airborne Laboratory (FOCAL), its Near-Surface Survey of Carbon Gases and Isotopologues on Alaska's North Slope

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    Dobosy, R.; Dumas, E. J.; Sayres, D. S.; Healy, C. E.; Munster, J. B.; Baker, B.; Anderson, J. G.

    2014-12-01

    Detailed process-oriented study of the mechanisms of conversion in the Arctic of fossil carbon to atmospheric gas is progressing, but necessarily limited to a few point locations and requiring detailed subsurface measurements inaccessible to remote sensing. Airborne measurements of concentration, transport and flux of these carbon gases at sufficiently low altitude to reflect surface variations can tie such local measurements to remotely observable features of the landscape. Carbon dioxide and water vapor have been observable for over 20 years from low-altitude small aircraft in the Arctic and elsewhere. Methane has been more difficult, requiring large powerful aircraft or limited flask samples. Recent developments in spectroscopy, however, have reduced the power and weight required to measure methane at rates suitable for eddy-covariance flux estimates. The Flux Observations of Carbon from an Airborne Laboratory (FOCAL) takes advantage of Integrated Cavity-Output Spectroscopy (ICOS) to measure CH4, CO2, and water vapor in a new airborne system. The system, moreover, measures these gases' stable isotopologues every two seconds or faster helping to separate thermogenic from biogenic emissions. Paired with the Best Airborne Turbulence (BAT) probe developed for small aircraft by NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory and a light twin-engine aircraft adapted by Aurora Flight Sciences Inc., the FOCAL measures at 6 m spacing, covering 100 km in less than 30 minutes. It flies between 10 m and 50 m above ground interspersed with profiles to the top of the boundary layer and beyond. This presentation gives an overview of the magnitude and variation in fluxes and concentrations of CH4, CO2, and H2O with space, time, and time of day in a spatially extensive survey, more than 7500 km total in 15 flights over roughly a 100 km square during the month of August 2013. An extensive data set such as this at low altitude with high-rate sampling addresses features that repeat on 1 km scale or smaller such as thermokarst lakes as well as landscape changes on the 100 km scale.

  2. "Help Wanted, Inquire Within": Estimation. Activities and Thoughts That Emphasize Dealing Sensibly with Numbers through the Processes of Estimation. (Grades 1-6). Title I Elementary Mathematics Program.

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    Gronert, Joie; Marshall, Sally

    Developed for elementary teachers, this activity unit is designed to teach students the importance of estimation in developing quantitative thinking. Nine ways in which estimation is useful to students are listed, and five general guidelines are offered to the teacher for planning estimation activities. Specific guidelines are provided for

  3. L'utilisation de la polarimetrie radar et de la decomposition de Touzi pour la caracterisation et la classification des physionomies vegetales des milieux humides : le cas du lac Saint-Pierre

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    Gosselin, Gabriel

    Wetlands fill many important ecological functions and contribute to the biodiversity of fauna and flora. Although there is a growing recognition of the importance to protect these areas, it remains that their integrity is still threatened by the pressure of human activities. The inventory and the systematic monitoring of wetlands are a necessity and remote sensing is the only realistic way to achieve this goal. The primary objective of this thesis is to contribute and improve the wetland characterization using satellite polarimetric data acquired in L (ALOS-PALSAR) and C (RADARSAT-2) band. This thesis is based on two hypotheses (Ch. 1). The first hypothesis stipulate that classes of plant physiognomies, based on plant structure, are more appropriate than classes of plant species because they are best adapted to the information content of polarimetric radar data. The second hypothesis states that polarimetric decomposition algorithms allow an optimal extraction of polarimetric information compared to a multi-polarized approach based on the HH, HV and VV channels (Ch. 3). In particular, the contribution of the incoherent Touzi decomposition for the inventory and monitoring of wetlands is examined in detail. This decomposition allows the characterization of the scattering type, its phase, orientation, symmetry, degree of polarization and the backscattered power of a target with a series of parameters extracted from an analysis of the coherency matrix eigenvectors and eigenvalues. The lake Saint-Pierre region was chosen as the study site because of the great diversity of its wetlands that are covering more than 20 000 ha. One of the challenges posed by this thesis is that there is neither a standard system enumerating all the possible physiognomic classes nor an accurate description of their characteristics and dimensions. Special attention was given to the creation of these classes by combining several data sources and more than 50 plant species were grouped into nine physiognomic classes (Ch. 7, 8 and 9). Several analyzes are proposed to validate the hypotheses of this thesis (Ch. 9). Sensitivity analysis using scatter plots are performs to study the characteristics and dispersion of plant physiognomic classes in various features space consisting of polarimetric parameters or polarization channels (Ch. 10 and 12). Time series of made of RADARSAT-2 images are used to deepen the understanding of the seasonal evolution of plant physiognomies (Ch. 12). The transformed divergence algorithm is used to quantify the separability between physiognomic classes and to identify the parameters (s) that contribute the most to their separability (Ch. 11 and 13). Classifications are also proposed and the results compared to an existing map of the lake Saint-Pierre wetlands (Ch. 14). Finally, an analysis of the potential of polarimetric parameters in C and L-band is proposed for the monitoring of peatlands hydrology (Ch. 15 and 16). Sensitivity analyses show that the parameters of the 1st component, relative to the dominant (polarized) part of the signal, are sufficient for a general characterization of plant physiognomies. The parameters of the second and third components are, however, needed for better class separability (Ch. 11 and 13) and a better discrimination between wetlands and uplands (Ch. 14). This thesis shows that it is preferable to consider individually the parameters of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd components rather than their weighted sum by their respective eigenvalues (Ch. 10 and 12). This thesis also examines the complementarity between the structural parameters and those related to the backscattered power, often ignored and normalized by most polarimetric decomposition. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

  4. Synthese et utilisation de fibres cellulosiques phosphatees pour la valorisation de la fibre vegetale dans l'amelioration des proprietes de surface du papier et la fabrication de materiaux ignifuges

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    Lentsolo Yalli, Gym Clerc

    Dans cette etude, nous souhaitions principalement greffer des groupements phosphates directement sur la cellulose comme materiau modele, et par la suite transposer les conditions optimales du design concu pour la cellulose, determine par modelisation a l'aide de l'outil JMP, sur la pate kraft. Ensuite, evaluer les proprietes physico-chimiques, optiques, d'hydrophilie, thermiques et d'inflammabilite des materiaux fabriques (feuilles ou pastilles fabriquees) a partir des fibres phosphorylees. Pour ce faire, nous avons pretraite la cellulose et la pate kraft dans une solution aqueuse de 10 a 15 % de LiCl a 70°C pendant 7 heures. Par la suite, nous avons procede a la reaction de phosphorylation in situ avec l'acide phosphorique et l'uree, dans des conditions de temperatures et de reactifs decrites par un design experimental, pendant 3 heures. La reaction de phosphorylation s'est realisee avec succes pour l'ensemble des resultats sur la cellulose, avec des taux de greffage variables selon les conditions operatoires. Les degres de substitutions (DSP), determines par ICP-OES, et les degres de polymerisation (DP), determines par viscosimetrie, etaient aussi variables, selon les conditions. L'etude des parametres experimentaux a permis de determiner les conditions optimales transposables sur la pate kraft (DSP = 1,47 et DP = 142,42 pour la cellulose, qui represente un taux de coupure de 38% de la fibre) et les facteurs critiques de la reaction. Les resultats de la reaction sur la fibre ont permis, non seulement de constater que les conditions utilisees pour la cellulose n'etaient directement transposables a la fibre, mais permettaient quand d'obtenir un DSP interessant ≥ a 1 avec un taux de coupure de 50 a 60 %. La structure du produit principal de la reaction (le sel de calcium du pyrophosphate d'ester de cellulose ou de pate kraft) a ete determinee par les analyses FTIR, XPS, RMN-13C et RMN-31P. L'etude de l'effet de la reaction de phosphorylation sur les proprietes physico-chimiques et optiques (blancheur/opacite, rupture, cohesion interne etc.) des feuilles fabriquees a permis de demontrer une diminution generale des proprietes de ces dernieres. De meme, une resistance a la flamme du papier phosphoryle a ete observee dans la phase de decroissance de la combustion, lors des tests de flamme et des analyses par TGA. De plus, l'analyse de l'angle de contact a demontre que le greffage des groupements phosphates augmentait l'hydrophilie de la fibre et son absorption d'eau.

  5. FIRE_AX_PSU_MALBAL

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    2015-11-24

    ... Rate Sea Surface Temperature Sensible Heat Flux Solar Absorptance Solar Reflectance Solar Transmittance Specific Humidity Surface Stress System Optical Depth Temperature Wind Direction Wind Speed ...

  6. Visit a Farm? Surely Not!

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    Graham, Bill

    2012-01-01

    Popular myth has it that visiting a farm can be dangerous, but there are only a few occasions when children have become ill during a school visit to a farm. Simple, sensible precautions, including wearing appropriate clothing, such as trousers and wellington boots (if wet) or sensible shoes, and careful hand-washing, are all that is required. The

  7. A Moral Experience Feedback Loop: Modeling a System of Moral Self-Cultivation in Everyday Life

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    Sherblom, Stephen A.

    2015-01-01

    This "systems thinking" model illustrates a common feedback loop by which people engage the moral world and continually reshape their moral sensibility. The model highlights seven processes that collectively form this feedback loop: beginning with (1) one's current moral sensibility which shapes processes of (2) perception, (3)…

  8. Thermocouple frequency response compensation leads to convergence of the surface renewal alpha calibration

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    Sensible heat flux measurements are used in conjunction with net radiation and ground heat flux measurements to determine the latent heat flux as the energy balance residual. Surface renewal is a relatively inexpensive technique for sensible heat flux estimation because it requires only a fast-resp...

  9. A Moral Experience Feedback Loop: Modeling a System of Moral Self-Cultivation in Everyday Life

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    Sherblom, Stephen A.

    2015-01-01

    This "systems thinking" model illustrates a common feedback loop by which people engage the moral world and continually reshape their moral sensibility. The model highlights seven processes that collectively form this feedback loop: beginning with (1) one's current moral sensibility which shapes processes of (2) perception, (3)

  10. [Characteristics of surface energy fluxes over a sparse shrubland ecosystem in the farming-pastoral zone of the Loess Plateau, Northwest China].

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    Gong, Ting-ting; Lei, Hui-min; Jiao, Yang; Yang, Han-bo; Yang, Da-wen

    2015-06-01

    Based on the energy flux and meteorological data during 2011-2012 over a sparse shrubland ecosystem in the farming-pastoral zone of the Loess Plateau, this study investigated the diurnal and seasonal variations of the energy balance components, and discussed the responses of the latent and sensible heat fluxes to different intensities of rainfall events. In addition, we identified the major environmental controlling factors on latent and sensible heat fluxes via correlation analysis. The results showed that the diurnal and seasonal variations of net radiation (Rn), sensible heat flux (H), latent heat flux (LE) and soil heat flux (G) all showed single-peak curves. The annual mean values of Rn, H, LE and G were 78.19, 33.32, 24.91 and 2.65 W m(-2), respectively. The ratios of energy budget components to net radiation were 43% (H/Rn), 32% (LE/Rn), and 3% (G/Rn), which indicated that sensible heat flux was the major form of energy loss at this site. In the growing season, the ratios of sensible heat flux and latent heat flux to net radiation were nearly the same (36%); while in the non-growing season, sensible heat flux accounted for 54% of net radiation. Latent heat flux increased sharply after heavy and weak rainfall events, while sensible heat flux decreased sharply at the same time. Continuous rainfall events would lead to fluctuations in latent and sensible heat fluxes. There were significant correlations between latent heat flux and net radiation, vapor pressure deficit and vegetation parameter, while remarkable correlations were found between sensible heat flux and net radiation, and air temperature gradient. PMID:26572012

  11. Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program facilities newsletter, May 2002.

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    Holdridge, D. J.

    2002-06-03

    Eight eddy correlation (ECOR) flux measurement systems are now deployed throughout the ARM SGP CART site. These systems are used to determine the flux (flow) of sensible heat, the flux of latent heat, and air momentum just above cropland a few hundred feet upwind of the ECOR locations. Sensible heat is energy we feel as warmth. Latent heat is the energy that evaporated water vapor measured in the atmosphere. The ECOR systems actually measure wind velocity and temperature fluctuations, water vapor, and barometric pressure. The surface flux values for sensible heat, latent heat, and momentum are calculated from these measurements.

  12. Informes de patología

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    Hoja informativa que describe el tipo de información que puede aparecer en un informe de patología, el cual contiene los resultados de la examinación visual y microscópica del tejido extirpado durante una biopsia o cirugía.

  13. 78 FR 42589 - Additional Designations, Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

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    2013-07-16

    ... LIMITADA; Linked To: GUBEREK GRIMBERG E HIJOS Y CIA. S. EN C.; Linked To: CONSTRUCTORA NACIONAL DE PANAMA S... TEJIDOS S.A.; Linked To: COMPANIA REAL DE PANAMA S.A.; Linked To: GUBEREK GRIMBERG E HIJOS Y CIA. S. EN C... 1730043 (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 1816081 (Colombia) . 12. GUBEREK GRIMBERG E HIJOS Y CIA....

  14. The Playwright and the Perfect Violet: Professional Children's Theatre in the United States.

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    Larson, James

    1992-01-01

    Argues that the leading professional children's theaters should commit themselves to a group of proven professional playwrights as the surest way to nurture the feasibility and aesthetic sensibility of children's theater. (SR)

  15. 10 CFR 431.172 - Definitions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... heating equipment, packaged terminal air conditioner, packaged terminal heat pump, commercial packaged... heater, or unfired hot water storage tank. Flue loss means the sum of the sensible heat and latent...

  16. 10 CFR 431.172 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... heating equipment, packaged terminal air conditioner, packaged terminal heat pump, commercial packaged... heater, or unfired hot water storage tank. Flue loss means the sum of the sensible heat and latent...

  17. SURFACE HEAT FLUX DERIVED FROM SODAR AMPLITUDE AND FREQUENCY DATA: A COMPARISON

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    Sensible heat flux measurements were made in an agricultural setting near Champaign, Illinois by using doppler sodar, eddy correlations and profile methods during convective conditions during an experimental study called VOICE, (Vertical Observations Involving Convective Exchange...

  18. FIRE_AX_ECMWF_SFDIAG

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    2015-11-24

    ... Point Temperature Evaporation Precipitation Solar Radiation Surface Latent Heat Flux Surface Sensible Heat Flux ... Additional Info: European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) SCAR-B Block: ...

  19. Response to "Language, Politics, and Composition: A Conversation with Noam Chomsky."

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    Sledd, James

    1991-01-01

    Responds to the conversation of two eminent compositionists with Noam Chomsky. Discusses the alleged literary crisis, sensible prescriptivism versus linguistic permissiveness, police and thought control, intellectually interesting versus humanly significant topics, and rhetorical theory. (PRA)

  20. [A man with a white macula].

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    van den Broek, Jessica C; Verdam-de Witte, Anneke

    2012-01-01

    A man from the Dominican Republic presented with a white macula on the arm with sensibility loss. Skin biopsy showed a dermatitis with infiltration of dermal nerves. The diagnosis was indeterminate leprosy. PMID:23075772

  1. Teaching Ethics in High School.

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    Furniss, J. Markel

    1993-01-01

    Discusses the attack on the sensibilities of adolescents by the relativized and fragmented effects of the information revolution. Argues for the importance, in light of such a social environment, for the teaching of ethics in high schools. (HB)

  2. Developing a wireless infrared thermometer with a narrow field of view

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    Many agricultural applications rely on infrared sensors for remote measurement of surface temperatures for crop status monitoring and estimating sensible and latent heat fluxes. Historically, these applications employed the use of stationary industrial infrared thermometers wired to data loggers. ...

  3. LIVE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR OREGON VINEYARDS

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    EPA Region 10 has funded the Oregon Winegrape Commission in a project that promotes the LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) certification program. LIVE is an integrated winegrape production system that promotes ecologically sensible production techniques. For example, cer...

  4. 3 CFR 8938 - Proclamation 8938 of March 1, 2013. 10th Anniversary of the United States Department of Homeland...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... chart a course toward sensible reform. And in a decade marked by national emergencies and natural disasters, the Department has invested in communities nationwide, improving our preparedness for times...

  5. Waste heat driven absorption refrigeration process and system

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    Wilkinson, William H.

    1982-01-01

    Absorption cycle refrigeration processes and systems are provided which are driven by the sensible waste heat available from industrial processes and other sources. Systems are disclosed which provide a chilled water output which can be used for comfort conditioning or the like which utilize heat from sensible waste heat sources at temperatures of less than 170.degree. F. Countercurrent flow equipment is also provided to increase the efficiency of the systems and increase the utilization of available heat.

  6. Real Gas Effects on the Performance of Hydrocarbon-fueled Pulse Detonation Engines

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    Povinelli, Louis A.; Yungster, Shaye

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents results for a single-pulse detonation tube wherein the effects of high temperature dissociation and the subsequent recombination influence the sensible heat release available for providing propulsive thrust. The study involved the use of ethylene and air at equivalence ratios of 0.7 and 1.0. The real gas effects on the sensible heat release were found to be significantly large so as to have an impact on the thrust, impulse and fuel consumption of a PDE.

  7. Federico Delpino and the foundation of plant biology

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    2010-01-01

    In 1867, Federico Delpino, with his seminal work Pensieri sulla Biologia Vegetale (Thoughts on Plant Biology) established plant biology by defining it not in the broad general sense, namely as the science of living beings, but as a branch of natural science dedicated to the study of plant life in relation to the environment. Today, the figure and achievements of this outstanding plant scientist is almost unknown. In the following pages, I will concisely describe the main realizations of Federico Delpino and outline the significance of his work for modern plant science. PMID:21490417

  8. Como Lo Hago Yo: Myelomeningocele

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    Lazareff, Jorge

    2014-01-01

    Fortificación con ádico fólico es efectiva, pero aún falta conciencia en los jóvenes. La legalidad del aborto aumenta la importancia de la consulta prenatal. Realizo la cirugía bajo microcoscopio por razones didácticas. Irrigación continua para reducir la temperatura del tejido. Trato a la plaqueta como tejido viable. No suturo la plaqueta. No cierro músculo. ATB por una semana después de cirugía. Hidrocefalia: Válvula en todos los casos de ventriculomegalia. Médula anclada: Desanclar una sola vez. Chiari II: Revisar la válvula. Incluir en el seguimiento rendimiento escolar, puede indicar obstrucción de la válvula o médula anclada. PMID:24791217

  9. Is the comprehension of idiomatic sentences indeed impaired in paranoid Schizophrenia? A window into semantic processing deficits.

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    Pesciarelli, Francesca; Gamberoni, Tania; Ferlazzo, Fabio; Lo Russo, Leo; Pedrazzi, Francesca; Melati, Ermanno; Cacciari, Cristina

    2014-01-01

    Schizophrenia patients have been reported to be more impaired in comprehending non-literal than literal language since early studies on proverbs. Preference for literal rather than figurative interpretations continues to be documented. The main aim of this study was to establish whether patients are indeed able to use combinatorial semantic processing to comprehend literal sentences and both combinatorial analysis, and retrieval of pre-stored meanings to comprehend idiomatic sentences. The study employed a sentence continuation task in which subjects were asked to decide whether a target word was a sensible continuation of a previous sentence fragment to investigate idiomatic and literal sentence comprehension in patients with paranoid schizophrenia. Patients and healthy controls were faster in accepting sensible continuations than in rejecting non-sensible ones in both literal and idiomatic sentences. Patients were as accurate as controls in comprehending literal and idiomatic sentences, but they were overall slower than controls in all conditions. Once the contribution of cognitive covariates was partialled out, the response times (RTs) to sensible idiomatic continuations of patients did not significantly differ from those of controls. This suggests that the state of residual schizophrenia did not contribute to slower processing of sensible idioms above and beyond the cognitive deficits that are typically associated with schizophrenia. PMID:25346676

  10. Is the comprehension of idiomatic sentences indeed impaired in paranoid Schizophrenia? A window into semantic processing deficits

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    Pesciarelli, Francesca; Gamberoni, Tania; Ferlazzo, Fabio; Lo Russo, Leo; Pedrazzi, Francesca; Melati, Ermanno; Cacciari, Cristina

    2014-01-01

    Schizophrenia patients have been reported to be more impaired in comprehending non-literal than literal language since early studies on proverbs. Preference for literal rather than figurative interpretations continues to be documented. The main aim of this study was to establish whether patients are indeed able to use combinatorial semantic processing to comprehend literal sentences and both combinatorial analysis, and retrieval of pre-stored meanings to comprehend idiomatic sentences. The study employed a sentence continuation task in which subjects were asked to decide whether a target word was a sensible continuation of a previous sentence fragment to investigate idiomatic and literal sentence comprehension in patients with paranoid schizophrenia. Patients and healthy controls were faster in accepting sensible continuations than in rejecting non-sensible ones in both literal and idiomatic sentences. Patients were as accurate as controls in comprehending literal and idiomatic sentences, but they were overall slower than controls in all conditions. Once the contribution of cognitive covariates was partialled out, the response times (RTs) to sensible idiomatic continuations of patients did not significantly differ from those of controls. This suggests that the state of residual schizophrenia did not contribute to slower processing of sensible idioms above and beyond the cognitive deficits that are typically associated with schizophrenia. PMID:25346676

  11. Estimative of energy budget in Brazilian Savanna

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    Santanna, F. B.; Arruda, P. H.; Pinto-Jr, O. B.; Nogueira, J. D.

    2013-12-01

    The main goal of this work was to estimate the sensible (H) and latent (LE) heat flux using the eddy covariance method in a Cerrado "Campo Sujo" area, basically with herb-shrub physiognomy, sparse woody vegetation and approximately 2m height. The geographical position of the Cerrado, altitude, latitude, longitude, climate and weather conditions are determined by the dynamics of the atmosphere that affects the whole South America and consequently influence the ecological framework of ecosystems. The results shown by the components considered in the energy balance were more significant during the day, which the atmospheric boundary layer extends from the ground to about 50 or 100 meters height, showing greater instability and turbulence (u* > 0.2 m / s), and this turbulence is what justifies the use of the eddy covariance method to estimate the sensible and latent heat flux. The Cerrado presents seasonal difference between the densities estimates of sensible (H) and latent (LE) heat flux. During the rainy season the sensible heat flux (H) was 25% and the latent heat flux (LE) 54%. During the dry season the sensible heat flux (H) was 42% and the latent heat flux (LE) 30% of the energy budget.

  12. Estimation of Momentum and Heat Fluxes Using Dissipation and Flux-Variance Methods in the Unstable Surface Layer

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    Hsieh, Cheng-I.; Katul, Gabriel G.; Schieldge, John; Sigmon, John; Knoerr, Kenneth R.

    1996-08-01

    Dissipation and flux-variance methods, derived from the turbulent kinetic energy and temperature variance budget equations in conjunction with Monin-Obukov similarity theory, were used to estimate surface fluxes of momentum and sensible heat. To examine the performance of these two methods, direct eddy correlation measurements were carried out above a nonuniform grass-covered forest clearing in Durham, North Carolina. The dissipation method sensible heat flux predictions were in good agreement with eddy correlation measurements. Also, the flux-variance method reproduced the measured sensible heat flux well following an adjustment to the similarity constant. However, the momentum flux (or friction velocity) estimated by the dissipation and flux-variance methods were both inferior to those for sensible heat flux. The data from this experiment indicated that the above two methods are sensitive to the dimensionless wind shear (?m) and temperature standard deviation (??) functions. On the basis of dimensional analysis and the temperature variance budget equation a new dissipation approach for estimating sensible heat flux was derived. The similarity constant for this new approach was shown to be around 1.6 for uniform surfaces and from the data of this experiment.

  13. Linfedema (PDQ)—Versión para profesionales de salud

    Cancer.gov

    Resumen de información revisada por expertos sobre la anatomía, la patofisiología, las manifestaciones clínicas, el diagnóstico y el tratamiento del linfedema relacionado con el cáncer, una afección en la que se acumula líquido linfático en los tejidos y causa inflamación..

  14. Estimation of surface energy balance from radiant surface temperature and NOAA AVHRR sensor reflectances over agricultural and native vegetation. [AVHRR (advanced very high resolution radiometer)

    SciTech Connect

    Huang Xinmei; Lyons, T.J. ); Smith, R.C.G. ); Hacker, J.M.; Schwerdtfeger, P. )

    1993-08-01

    A model is developed to evaluate surface heat flux densities using the radiant surface temperature and red and near-infrared reflectances from the NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer sensor. Net radiation is calculated from an empirical formulation and albedo estimated from satellite observations. Infrared surface temperature is corrected to aerodynamic surface temperature in estimating the sensible heat flux and the latent flux is evaluated as the residual of the surface energy balance. When applied to relatively homogeneous agricultural and native vegetation, the model yields realistic estimates of sensible and latent heat flux density in the surface layer for cases where either the sensible or latent flux dominates. 29 refs., 10 figs., 3 tabs.

  15. Computer model predictions of dehumidification performance of unitary air conditioners and heat pumps under extreme operating conditions

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    LeRoy, J.T.; Groll, E.A.; Braun, J.E.

    1998-12-31

    Three public-domain computer simulation models, PUREZ, HPSIM, and ACMODEL were evaluated in their ability to predict the dehumidification performance of four air-conditioning systems operating over a wide range of conditions. Based on the results, the most accurate model was selected for simulations of four additional air-conditioning systems. PUREZ was found to give the closest agreement to the measured dehumidification performance of the initial four units, and the additional analyses showed that its predictions of total, latent, and sensible cooling capacity are nearly within the uncertainties of the laboratory measurements. In general PUREZ and HPSIM overpredicted the sensible heat ratio, ACMODEL was able to accurately predict total capacity; however, it overpredicted latent capacity and underpredicted sensible capacity.

  16. Influence of Leaf Area Index on the Radiometric Resistance to Heat Transfer

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    Zhao, Lei; Lee, Xuhui; Suyker, Andrew E.; Wen, Xuefa

    2016-01-01

    Sensible heat flux is an important component of the surface energy balance. Land surface models often use the radiative surface temperature instead of the aerodynamic temperature to predict the surface sensible flux, because the former is much easier to observe by remote sensing or to compute from the surface energy balance equation. Here, measurements from 44 FLUXNET sites are used to examine the stability and leaf area index ( LAI) dependence of the radiometric resistance, a resistance that should be included in the bulk transfer method if the radiometric temperature is used for the flux calculation. Results show that the radiometric resistance is much higher under stable conditions than under unstable conditions. In unstable conditions, the radiometric resistance is highly sensitive to LAI, decreasing exponentially as LAI increases. Omission of the radiometric resistance from the bulk transfer method causes a large overestimation in the sensible heat flux, especially for low- LAI surfaces and under unstable conditions.

  17. Sampling errors in the vertical fluxes of potential temperature and moisture measured by aircraft during FIFE

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    Grossman, Robert L.

    1992-11-01

    The First International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Field Experiment (FIFE) was carried out over a 15 × 15 km area in central Kansas [Sellers et al., this issue]. The site size was constrained by land use characteristics, topography, and, importantly, the ability to field a reasonable network of surface observations of plant physiology, soil moisture, and radiative characteristics as well as surface observations of meteorological observations, including vertical fluxes of sensible heat and moisture. As described by Kelly [this issue], aircraft flying within the atmospheric boundary layer over the FIFE site played an important role: they provided direct measurements of the vertical fluxes of sensible heat and moisture above the FIFE site. Potential temperature flux and sensible heat flux differ by the constant ρdcp, where ρd is the dry air density (which is nearly constant in the atmospheric boundary layer) and cp is the specific heat of dry air at constant pressure.

  18. Oceanic response to midlatitude Rossby waves aloft and its feedback in the lower atmosphere in winter Northern Hemisphere

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    Kim, Kwang-Yul; Na, Hanna; Jhun, Jong-Gap

    2012-04-01

    Midlatitude Rossby waves substantiated in the upper tropospheric (300-200 hPa) potential vorticity field exert significant influences on surface conditions. The physical changes associated with the propagation of Rossby waves are investigated from a climatological perspective, particularly over the oceans. Detailed analysis quantitatively shows that the passing of positive Rossby waves with cyclonic vortexes increases net shortwave and longwave radiation over an ocean's surface by promoting a clearer sky condition. Further, the reduced humidity and temperature above the sea surface increases latent and sensible heat fluxes. The increased latent and sensible heat fluxes, in turn, induce secondary atmospheric circulation, characterized by anticyclonic and divergent motion in the lower atmospheric layer above the sea surface. Although the increased latent and sensible heat fluxes may change sea surface temperatures, the complexity of ocean dynamics with complicated land-ocean configurations and the mismatch of the temporal and spatial scales of atmospheric and oceanic motions smears the footprint of Rossby waves.

  19. Comparison of ground-derived and satellite-derived surface energy fluxes from a shrub-steppe site

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    Kirkham, R.R.; Gee, G.W.; Fritschen, L.J.

    1994-03-01

    Efforts to measure evapotranspiration (ET) remotely are common in agriculture, and the application of such data to irrigation scheduling is readily apparent. Extending this methodology to arid environments is primarily of use as a mechanism for validation of ET algorithms used in large-scale watershed and global climate change modeling efforts. To facilitate testing of the remote sensing method for ET, measurements of sensible and latent heat flux were made at four sites located on the US Department of Energy`s Hanford Site using a combination of lysimeter and Bowen Ratio Energy Balance (BREB) stations. The objective was to calibrate an aerodynamic transport equation that relates sensible heat flux to radiant surface temperature, and to map sensible heat flux using Landsat data.

  20. Comparison of measured and modeled radiation, heat and water vapor fluxes: FIFE pilot study

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    Blad, Blaine L.; Hubbard, Kenneth G.; Verma, Shashi B.; Starks, Patrick; Norman, John M.; Walter-Shea, Elizabeth

    1987-01-01

    The feasibility of using radio frequency receivers to collect data from automated weather stations to model fluxes of latent heat, sensible heat, and radiation using routine weather data collected by automated weather stations was tested and the estimated fluxes were compared with fluxes measured over wheat. The model Cupid was used to model the fluxes. Two or more automated weather stations, interrogated by radio frequency and other means, were utilized to examine some of the climatic variability of the First ISLSCP (International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project) Field Experiment (FIFE) site, to measure and model reflected and emitted radiation streams from various locations at the site and to compare modeled latent and sensible heat fluxes with measured values. Some bidirectional reflected and emitted radiation data were collected from 23 locations throughout the FIFE site. Analysis of these data along with analysis of the measured sensible and latent heat fluxes is just beginning.

  1. [Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of anaerobic bacteria].

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    Garca-Snchez, Jos E; Garca-Snchez, Enrique; Garca-Garca, Mara Inmaculada

    2014-02-01

    The anaerobic bacteria resistance to antibiotics is increasing, and even has appeared against the most active of those, like metronidazol and carbapenems. This fact forces to make and periodical sensibility tests -at least in the most aggressive and virulent species, in cases that they are isolated from life locations and in the absence of therapeutic response- to check the local sensibility and to establish suitable empiric therapies, all based on multicentric studies carried out in order to this or well to check the activity of new antibiotics. For the laboratory routine, the easiest sensibility method is the E-test/MIC evaluator. Another alternative is microdilution, that's only normalized for Bacteroides. There are preliminary facts that allow the use of disc diffusion method in some species of Bacteroides and Clostridium. For the temporal and multicentric studies, the procedure is dilution in agar plate, the reference method. PMID:24630580

  2. Feature Extraction on Brain Computer Interfaces using Discrete Dyadic Wavelet Transform: Preliminary Results

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    Gareis, I.; Gentiletti, G.; Acevedo, R.; Rufiner, L.

    2011-09-01

    The purpose of this work is to evaluate different feature extraction alternatives to detect the event related evoked potential signal on brain computer interfaces, trying to minimize the time employed and the classification error, in terms of sensibility and specificity of the method, looking for alternatives to coherent averaging. In this context the results obtained performing the feature extraction using discrete dyadic wavelet transform using different mother wavelets are presented. For the classification a single layer perceptron was used. The results obtained with and without the wavelet decomposition were compared; showing an improvement on the classification rate, the specificity and the sensibility for the feature vectors obtained using some mother wavelets.

  3. Ocean fluxes simulated by the GLAS GCM

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    Sud, Y. C.; Shukla, J.

    1984-01-01

    A two year run with the GLAS climate model with prescribed but seasonally varying boundary conditions provided mean monthly fluxes of sensible heat, latent heat, and radiative energy. These fluxes were analyzed to examine the energy exchange processes between the atmosphere and the ice-free ocean. A mean annual plot of monthly zonal fuxes of sensible heat, latent heat, and net radiation was produced. From these, northward transport of heat flux that would follow if the GCM simulated fluxes were consistent with oceanic circulation were produced. These results are compared with observations.

  4. A steady-state simulation of an advanced desiccant-enhanced cooling and dehumidification system

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    Chant, E.E.; Jeter, S.M.

    1994-12-31

    Simulations were performed on a new desiccant-assisted cooling and dehumidification system called desiccant enhanced cooling and dehumidification (DECD). The DECD system uses heat and mass transfer in a manner similar to the way in which a heat pipe system uses heat transfer to enhance the latent capabilities of a conventional cooling coil. The results of the simulations established the technical feasibility of the DECD concept. The sensible heat ratio of the DECD system decreases with increasing wheel rotational speed. This investigation indicated that the DECD system offers a smaller capacity degradation at a given system sensible heat ratio than a heat pipe system, currently a favored method of latent load control.

  5. On the Microphysics Equilibrium of Tropical Convection Derived From Long-Term TRMM Radiance-Based Statistics

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    Matsui, T.; Tao, W. K.

    2014-12-01

    Net radiation energy is balanced by vertical transport of latent and sensible heat over the Tropics. This thermal equilibrium is called radiative-convective equilibrium, studied since Manabe and Strickler in 1964. This radiative-convective equilibrium not only creates constant water vapor and temperature structure over tropics, but also creates "microphysics equilibrium" regardless of variability of individual microphysics processes associated with cloud-precipitation dynamics. Here, we summarize 14-year multi-sensor satellite-based statistics to prove microphysics equilibrium over tropics. Statistics are further divided into continental and maritime, and linking to the thermodynamics structure, surface latent/sensible heat flux, and tropospheric aerosol concentrations.

  6. Hydride heat pump with heat regenerator

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jones, Jack A. (Inventor)

    1991-01-01

    A regenerative hydride heat pump process and system is provided which can regenerate a high percentage of the sensible heat of the system. A series of at least four canisters containing a lower temperature performing hydride and a series of at least four canisters containing a higher temperature performing hydride is provided. Each canister contains a heat conductive passageway through which a heat transfer fluid is circulated so that sensible heat is regenerated. The process and system are useful for air conditioning rooms, providing room heat in the winter or for hot water heating throughout the year, and, in general, for pumping heat from a lower temperature to a higher temperature.

  7. Process for vaporizing a liquid hydrocarbon fuel

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    Szydlowski, Donald F. (East Hartford, CT); Kuzminskas, Vaidotas (Glastonbury, CT); Bittner, Joseph E. (East Hartford, CT)

    1981-01-01

    The object of the invention is to provide a process for vaporizing liquid hydrocarbon fuels efficiently and without the formation of carbon residue on the apparatus used. The process includes simultaneously passing the liquid fuel and an inert hot gas downwardly through a plurality of vertically spaed apart regions of high surface area packing material. The liquid thinly coats the packing surface, and the sensible heat of the hot gas vaporizes this coating of liquid. Unvaporized liquid passing through one region of packing is uniformly redistributed over the top surface of the next region until all fuel has been vaporized using only the sensible heat of the hot gas stream.

  8. Parameterization of surface heat fluxes above forest with satellite thermal sensing and boundary-layer soundings

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    Brutsaert, Wilfried; Hsu, A. Y.; Schmugge, Thomas J.

    1993-01-01

    The paper is concerned with the feasibility of determining the surface flux of sensible heat from forest using surface temperatures measured by a satellite together with soundings of temperature aloft in the unstable atmospheric boundary layer. Consideration is also given to the effect of the spatial scale of the surface temperature measurement on the parameterization by means of the scalar roughness. The latent heat flux is derived from the sensible heat flux by means of the energy budget. The data used in the study have been obtained during the HAPEX-MOBILHY experiment of 1986. The approach is based on turbulence similarity for the unstable atmospheric boundary layer.

  9. Parameterization of surface heat fluxes above a forest with satellite thermal sensing

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    Brutsaert, Wilfried; Hsu, A. Y.; Schmugge, Thomas J.

    1992-01-01

    The authors discuss the feasibility of determining the surface flux of sensible heat from forests with surface temperatures measured by satellites together with temperature soundings in the unstable atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). The latent heat flux is derived from the sensible heat flux by means of the energy budget. The study makes use of data collected during HAPEX-MOBILHY (Hydrologic Atmospheric Pilot Experiment-Modelization du Bilan Hydrique). The methodology is based on turbulence similarity for the unstable ABL. The surface temperature data were derived from measurements by the advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) aboard the NOAA-9 satellite; the atmospheric profiles were obtained by radiosondes.

  10. Estimating monthly averaged air-sea transfers of heat and momentum using the bulk aerodynamic method

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Esbensen, S. K.; Reynolds, R. W.

    1981-01-01

    Air-sea transfers of sensible heat, latent heat and momentum are computed from 25 years of middle-latitude and subtropical ocean weather ship data in the North Atlantic and North Pacific using the bulk aerodynamic method. The results show that monthly averaged wind speeds, temperatures and humidities can be used to estimate the monthly averaged sensible and latent heat fluxes from the bulk aerodynamic equations to within a relative error of approximately 10%. The estimates of monthly averaged wind stress under the assumption of neutral stability are shown to be within approximately 5% of the monthly averaged nonneutral values.

  11. Estimating monthly-averaged air-sea transfers of heat and momentum using the bulk aerodynamic method

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Esbensen, S. K.; Reynolds, R. W.

    1980-01-01

    Air-sea transfers of sensible heat, latent heat, and momentum are computed from twenty-five years of middle-latitude and subtropical ocean weather ship data in the North Atlantic and North Pacific using the bulk aerodynamic method. The results show that monthly-averaged wind speeds, temperatures, and humidities can be used to estimate the monthly-averaged sensible and latent heat fluxes computed from the bulk aerodynamic equations to within a relative error of approximately 10%. The estimate of monthly-averaged wind stress under the assumption of neutral stability are shown to be within approximately 5% of the monthly-averaged non-neutral values.

  12. Monthly auxiliary cooling estimation for residential buildings

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    McFarland, R.D.; Lazarus, G.S.

    1989-04-01

    A procedure to estimate monthly auxiliary sensible and latent cooling is detailed. This procedure includes the effects of internal heat generation; infiltration and ventilation; solar radiation absorbed on the outside of the building and solar radiation transmitted through glazings; and heat gains (or losses) through massive walls, glazings, and perimeters caused by outside/inside temperature differences. The effects of day/night room air temperature swings in massive buildings are also included. In addition to sensible and latent cooling requirements, the monthly average daytime and nighttime room air temperatures are calculated. 8 refs., 19 figs., 4 tabs.

  13. The effect of increasing the level of atmospheric CO2 on heat and vapour fluxes over vegetated surfaces

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zemankovics, M. H.

    Vegetation plays an important role in the processes of matter and energy flow between the surface and the atmosphere. The Crop Micrometeorological Simulation Model (CMSM) completed with the response function to external CO2 concentration was used to investigate the effects of the doubled amounts of CO2 on the rate of photosynthesis, sensible and latent heat. The output of CMSM with respect to normal and doubled CO2 concentration is different. The rates of photosynthesis and sensible heat are increased and the rate of latent heat is decreased both in C3 and C4 plants due to the doubled CO2 concentration.

  14. [Rapid diagnosis of rabies by the ELISA method. Its application in Madagascar: advantages and disadvantages].

    PubMed

    Morvan, J; Mouden, J C; Coulanges, P

    1990-01-01

    ELISA technique in the rabies rapid diagnosis is compared with other methods used in the PASTEUR Institute of MADAGASCAR (immunofluorescence, mouse inoculation, and histopathology). The results of the comparative study of 80 samples of suspect animals show that ELISA sensibility is better than immunofluorescence one. Sensibility, specificity and viability of ELISA are comparable with those of the two confirmation techniques. In MADAGASCAR, ELISA is adapted to testing samples not conserved in good conditions, exposed to heat, after a big travelling time. It is to be hoped that samples are numerous to control rabies: in this condition price of ELISA is not expensive. PMID:2078080

  15. Genre, Power, and Culture in the Televisual World of "Twin Peaks": A Feminist Critique.

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    Lafky, Sue

    2000-01-01

    Examines the economic and cultural contexts of the popular television show "Twin Peaks," reading it as reactionary postmodernism. Argues that the show's clever innovations in production, avant-garde techniques, and postmodern sensibilities obscure in-depth or ongoing discussions about its reactionary politics, regressive and misogynistic

  16. Uneven Youth Resistance across Uneven School Contexts

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    Hidalgo, Nicole

    2011-01-01

    This postcard compares youth resistance across classroom contexts. It draws from a two-year ethnography of the East Oakland Step to College (Step) program, which prepared underserved African-American and Latina/o youth to enroll in four-year universities, while nurturing students' sensibilities to fight for social justice. Students were highly…

  17. Pedagogical Challenges for Educational Futures in Industrializing Countries.

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    Levin, Henry M.

    2001-01-01

    Improving schooling efficiency and equity in industrializing countries is a sensible short-run strategy but does not address long-term implications of globalization and rapid social, economic, and technological changes. The Accelerated Schools project uses methods of gifted education to foster in all children the problem-solving and…

  18. The Choice of Names and Symbols for Quantities in Chemistry.

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    Mills, Ian M.

    1989-01-01

    Discussed are some of the issues which were considered when the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry revised its guide to notation in physical chemistry. Included are the choice between SI and non-SI units and choosing sensible names and symbols for quantities. (CW)

  19. How Much Security Does Your Library Need?

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    Banerjee, Kyle

    2003-01-01

    Explains how to keep library systems healthy and functioning by taking sensible security measures. Examines why hackers would target library systems and how library systems are compromised. Describes tools that can help, including: firewalls; antivirus software; alarms; network analysis tools; and encryption. Identifies several strategies for

  20. Mathematics Suggested by a Logo: Both Rich and Beautiful?

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    Griffiths, Martin

    2010-01-01

    We consider here the plethora of mathematical ideas arising from something as apparently banal as an association logo. This example is used to illustrate the fact that a potentially rich task may also have the capacity to appeal, in a powerful way, to learners' aesthetic sensibilities. It is to be hoped that both teachers and lecturers will find

  1. Context and Critical Perspective: Meeting Black Autobiography Halfway.

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    Davidson, Phebe

    Black autobiography can only be viewed sensibly in the classroom if an attempt is made to come to terms with the social and historical milieu in which the work was produced and with the persona and ethos of the writer. Critical failure to do so puts critic and text at a serious disadvantage because such failure restricts critical vision to the

  2. Urban Children and Intellectual Emancipation: Video Narratives of Self and Place in the City of Milwaukee

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    Trafi-Prats, Laura

    2012-01-01

    This study uses an interdisciplinary framework inspired by Ranciere (1991, 2009, 2010) ideas such as "intellectual equality," "redistribution of the sensible," and "aesthetic heterogenesis" to analyze the production of video-narratives of self and place within a group of Latino eight-year-olds attending public school in Milwaukee. The essay film,…

  3. Themes, Style and Language Patterns of Selected Modern Black Poets.

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    Moore-Smith, Mary

    Modern black poetry has emerged as an art form whose viewpoint (theme), style (structure), and language (diction and usage) focus on a particular kind of sensibility and consciousness in conflict with the world in which the poetry moves. The black aesthetic addresses the consciousness of blackness and deplores traditional poetic niceties in favor

  4. Where I'm Coming From

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    Chin, Frank

    1976-01-01

    Asserts that Asian American kids are looking for Asian American characters with a style that commands attention and respect in terms they can understand. Only in the works of Taro Yashima and Lawrence Yep are the literary sensibility, language and vision of Asian and Asian American culture. We need a body of Asian American myth to form and express…

  5. Comparison of areally averaged turbulent fluxes over non-homogeneous terrain: Results from the EFEDA-field experiment

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    Grunwald, J.; Kalthoff, N.; Corsmeier, U.; Fiedler, F.

    1996-01-01

    In June 1991 the EFEDA-field experiment ( ECHIVAL Field Experiment in a Desertification-Threatened Area) was carried out in the Spanish province Castilla-La Mancha, to improve the understanding of the interactions between the soil, the vegetation and the atmosphere. Here results of energy balance studies at the Barrax site are given, one of the three intensively studied experimental sites within Castilla-La Mancha. This area is characterized by a large fraction of irrigated fields (40%) while the remaining 60% was fallow land at the end of June 1991. The energy balances over these two characteristic land-use classes totally differ. While for the irrigated fields the evapotranspiration is dominant, for the non-irrigated fields the sensible and the soil heat fluxes dominate and the latent heat flux is nearly negligible. In order to achieve areally averaged turbulent fluxes, surface, SODAR and aircraft data have been used. Comparing the surface fluxes from all three facilities, it can be found that: The sensible heat flux estimation from SODAR (Σw-method) gives reliable results when a calibration of Σw is done with another independent system (e.g. aircraft). Aircraft measurements in conjunction with energy budget methods yield surface fluxes of sensible heat, which are about 20% lower than the areally averaged values calculated by the surface measurements. The areally averaged latent heat fluxes from aircraft and surface measurements agree better than the sensible heat fluxes.

  6. Global Law in the Perspective of the Bijural Curriculum.

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    Litvinoff, Saul

    2002-01-01

    Explores why bijuralism as a pedagogical strategy is not enough if globalization is to turn from ideal into reality, but asserts that, nevertheless, it will instill a certain intellectual curiosity of still other forms of legal life, and a sensibility that may result in a better understanding of these other forms. (EV)

  7. Young People and E-Safety: The Results of the 2015 London Grid for Learning E-Safety Survey

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    Wespieser, Karen

    2015-01-01

    This report looks at the online activities of London's young people. The report highlights that children and young people use technology to have fun, study and communicate with others. Most children and young people have positive experiences online. On the whole they are sensible online and do not put themselves "at risk". However, the…

  8. Improving Your Lifestyle. From Theory to Practice.

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    Crawford, Sally Sue

    1987-01-01

    This pamphlet for adult educators contains information on integrating material on health and life-style into the adult basic education classroom. Ten steps are summarized for discussion in the class by adults: proper exercise, good diet, weight control, avoiding cigarettes, sensible drinking habits, taking drugs, handling stress, safety

  9. Aerodynamic Temperature Derived from Flux-Profile Measurements and Two-Source Model Predictions over a Cotton Row Crop in an Advective Environment

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The surface aerodynamic temperature (SAT) is related to the atmospheric forcing conditions (radiation, wind speed and air temperature) and surface conditions. SAT is required in the bulk surface resistance equation to calculate the rate of sensible heat flux exchange. SAT cannot be measured directly...

  10. Reassuring the Woman Facing Menopause: Strategies and Resources.

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    Cobb, Janine O'Leary

    1998-01-01

    Women in menopause require reassurance and reliable information. Based on concerns expressed in letters (N=7,000), women in premenopause want to know what to expect, in perimenopause they want to know whether their experiences are normal, and in postmenopause they need help in making sensible decisions about the use of hormone therapy. (Author/EMK)

  11. Neoteny, Dialogic Education and an Emergent Psychoculture: Notes on Theory and Practice

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    Kennedy, David

    2014-01-01

    This article argues that children represent one vanguard of an emergent shift in Western subjectivity, and that adult-child dialogue, especially in the context of schooling, is a key locus for the epistemological change that implies. Following Herbert Marcuse's invocation of a "new sensibility", the author argues that the

  12. Managing Transition and Student Support Services for Ethnically Diverse College Students with Learning Disabilities

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    Obi, Sunday O.

    2006-01-01

    For many ethnically diverse students with learning disabilities, participation in postsecondary education is necessary. However, to achieve this goal, a comprehensive transition planning is essential. As a consequence, postsecondary personnel must collaborate with others to ensure nondiscriminatory but sensible treatment of ethnically diverse

  13. Initiating "The Methodology of Jacques Ranciere": How Does It All Start?

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    Mercieca, Duncan P.

    2012-01-01

    Educationalists are currently engaging with Jacques Ranciere's thought on emancipation and equality. The focus of this paper is on what initiates the process that starts emancipation. With reference to teachers the question is: how do teachers become emancipated? This paper discusses how the teacher's life is made "sensible" and how sense is

  14. Intralbugineous testicular prosthesis, a new technique. Summary of 30 implants.

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    Aguilera, R G; Lpez, J P; Aldosa, R R; Rius-Espina, G

    1990-01-01

    A study of 16 patients who underwent intralbugineous testicular implants during the practice of orchiectomy is presented. In 14 cases of prostatic carcinoma, after bilateral subcapsular orchiectomy intralbugineous prostheses were implanted and in 2 other cases of testicular torsion unilateral prosthesis was implanted. With this new, easily executed technique the size, mobility and testicular sensibility are maintained. PMID:2228499

  15. Toward a Miami University Model for Internet-Intensive Higher Education.

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    Wolfe, Christopher R.; Crider, Linda; Mayer, Larry; McBride, Mark; Sherman, Richard; Vogel, Robert

    1998-01-01

    Describes principles underlying an emerging model for Internet-intensive undergraduate instruction at Miami University (Ohio) in which students learn by creating online materials themselves; faculty facilitate active learning; student intellectual exchanges are enriched; and the seminar sensibility is extended. Four applications are examined: a

  16. Glimpses of Japan through Comics.

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    Allen, Caron

    Through Japanses comic strips (called "manga" in Japanese) students can gain an appreciation not only for the different sensibilities of the Japanese but for similarities as well. One unit consists of an essay, a comic strip, frame by frame explanations, and questions for discussion. In total, there are nine units because odd numbers are…

  17. ED's Proposed Changes to SFSF Data Collection and Reporting Requirements: DQC's Submitted Comments

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    Data Quality Campaign, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This letter is submitted to comment on the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) proposed revisions to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's (ARRA) State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF), as published in the September 23, 2011, Federal Register. Overall, the Data Quality Campaign believes the proposed changes strike a sensible balance: they

  18. AN INVESTIGATION OF SCALE AND SPATIAL VARIABILITY USING FULLY- AND SEMI-DISTRIBUTED TOPLATS AT THE WHITEWATER WATERSHED, KANSAS

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The representation of spatial heterogeneity of soil moisture is essential for modeling processes that are nonlinearly related to soil moisture, such as the partitioning of sensible and latent heat fluxes.Remotely sensed soil moisture data is becoming increasingly available, however the variability w...

  19. McLuhan's World--and Ours.

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    Skinner, David

    2000-01-01

    Examines various dubious and accurate theories of Marshall McLuhan, a commentator in the movement to modify consciousness and organize new modes of sensibility in the 1950s-60s. Describes his four main ideas (ratio of senses, the medium is the message, global village, and media as extensions of man), noting how they apply to historically…

  20. Reconciling the Self and Morality: An Empirical Model of Moral Centrality Development

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    Frimer, Jeremy A.; Walker, Lawrence J.

    2009-01-01

    Self-interest and moral sensibilities generally compete with one another, but for moral exemplars, this tension appears to not be in play. This study advances the "reconciliation model", which explains this anomaly within a developmental framework by positing that the relationship between the self's interests and moral concerns ideally transforms

  1. No minimum threshold for ozone-induced changes in soybean canopy fluxes

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    Tropospheric ozone concentrations [O3] are increasing at rates that exceed any other pollutant. This highly reactive gas drives reductions in plant productivity and canopy water use while also increasing canopy temperature and sensible heat flux. It is not clear whether a minimum threshold of ozone ...

  2. Towards a Politicized Notion of Citizenship for Science Education: Engaging the Social through Dissensus

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    Bazzul, Jesse

    2015-01-01

    This theoretical article draws from the political thought of Jacques Rancire to trouble some taken-for-granted conceptions of citizenship education. Rancire's notion of politics and dissensus (as opposed to consensus) can lay the groundwork for a version of citizenship that challenges what is deemed sensible, visible, who is counted in

  3. Designing a Web Site for One Imaginary Persona that Reflect the Needs of Many

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    Cunningham, Heather

    2005-01-01

    Does designing a large academic library Web site for an imaginary person seem a sensible thing to do? As a reference librarian and member of the Web team of the Gerstein Science Information Centre (Gerstein Library), that is exactly what this author set out to do in May 2005. She proposed that the best way to ensure that the Web site meets the

  4. Can a Road-Driven Car Outrace a Free-Falling Car?

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    Castano, Diego J.

    2011-01-01

    Although nowadays there are mythbusting teams ready to empirically confirm or deny advertising claims that may seem too good to be true, it is often economically prohibitive to perform the kinds of experiments that are called for. It is therefore sometimes more sensible and efficacious to perform a thought experiment instead, especially if the

  5. Growing Everyday Multiculturalism: Practice-Based Learning of Chinese Immigrants through Community Gardens in Canada

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    Shan, Hongxia; Walter, Pierre

    2015-01-01

    While official rhetoric of multiculturalism claims to value cultural diversity, everyday multiculturalism focuses on how people of diverse cultural backgrounds live together in their everyday lives. Research on everyday multiculturalism has documented ways through which people negotiate senses, sensibilities, emotionality, and relationality across

  6. Unlocking Creativity.

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    Antonietti, Alessandro

    1997-01-01

    Debunks five misconceptions about improving creative thinking. To encourage students to think creatively, instructional techniques should reflect an integrated set of mental skills, use materials mimicking real-life situations, consider students' beliefs and tendencies toward creative thinking, show metacognitive sensibility, and foster a creative

  7. Field scale spatiotemporal analysis of surface soil moisture for evaluating point-scale in situ networks

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Soil moisture is an intrinsic state variable that varies considerably in space and time. From a hydrologic viewpoint, soil moisture controls runoff, infiltration, storage and drainage. Soil moisture determines the partitioning of the incoming radiation between latent and sensible heat fluxes. Althou...

  8. Measurements of visual double stars with a 6" reflector and a em-ccd imaging device. (French Title: Mesures d'toiles doubles avec un tlescope de 150mm et une camra em-ccd)

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    Srot, J.

    2011-09-01

    This paper presents the measurements of 192 visual double stars obtained between Avr 2010 and Feb 2011 with a 6" reflector telescope and an EM-CCD camera. The sensibility of this kind of imaging device allowed us to obtain reliable measures for systems up to mag 12.

  9. Higher Education and Economic Growth.

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    Rosenzweig, Robert M.

    1990-01-01

    To sustain economic growth, the United States needs investment in university research, sensible national fiscal policies, vigorous exploitation by industry of the science available, and an investment in teaching. An improved and enlarged teacher trainee pool, sustained support, and foreign languages and international studies will be crucial

  10. Reconciling the Self and Morality: An Empirical Model of Moral Centrality Development

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    Frimer, Jeremy A.; Walker, Lawrence J.

    2009-01-01

    Self-interest and moral sensibilities generally compete with one another, but for moral exemplars, this tension appears to not be in play. This study advances the "reconciliation model", which explains this anomaly within a developmental framework by positing that the relationship between the self's interests and moral concerns ideally transforms…

  11. Daily evapotranspiration estimates by scaling instantaneous latent heat flux derived from a two-source model

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Radiometric brightness temperature can be used in energy balance models that estimate sensible and latent heat fluxes of the land surface. However, brightness temperature is usually available only at one time of day when acquired from aircraft, fine-scale satellite platforms, or infrared thermometer...

  12. Low-Flow Liquid Desiccant Air-Conditioning: Demonstrated Performance and Cost Implications

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    Kozubal, E.; Herrmann, L.; Deru, M.; Clark, J.; Lowenstein, A.

    2014-09-01

    Cooling loads must be dramatically reduced when designing net-zero energy buildings or other highly efficient facilities. Advances in this area have focused primarily on reducing a building's sensible cooling loads by improving the envelope, integrating properly sized daylighting systems, adding exterior solar shading devices, and reducing internal heat gains. As sensible loads decrease, however, latent loads remain relatively constant, and thus become a greater fraction of the overall cooling requirement in highly efficient building designs, particularly in humid climates. This shift toward latent cooling is a challenge for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. Traditional systems typically dehumidify by first overcooling air below the dew-point temperature and then reheating it to an appropriate supply temperature, which requires an excessive amount of energy. Another dehumidification strategy incorporates solid desiccant rotors that remove water from air more efficiently; however, these systems are large and increase fan energy consumption due to the increased airside pressure drop of solid desiccant rotors. A third dehumidification strategy involves high flow liquid desiccant systems. These systems require a high maintenance separator to protect the air distribution system from corrosive desiccant droplet carryover and so are more commonly used in industrial applications and rarely in commercial buildings. Both solid desiccant systems and most high-flow liquid desiccant systems (if not internally cooled) add sensible energy which must later be removed to the air stream during dehumidification, through the release of sensible heat during the sorption process.

  13. A NAC Gene Regulating Senescence Improves Grain Protein, Zinc, and Iron Content in Wheat

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    Enhancing the nutritional value of food crops is a sensible strategy for improving human nutrition and health. We report here the positional cloning of Gpc-B1, a wheat QTL associated with increased grain protein, Zn and Fe contents. The ancestral wild wheat allele encodes a NAC transcription factor ...

  14. Latin Holidays: Mexican Americans, Latin Music, and Cultural Identity in Postwar Los Angeles

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    Macias, Anthony

    2005-01-01

    This essay recreates the exciting Latin music and dance scenes of post-World War II Southern California, showing how Mexican Americans produced and consumed a range of styles and, in the process, articulated their complex cultural sensibilities. By participating in a Spanish-language expressive culture that was sophisticated and cosmopolitan,

  15. The Who and the What of Educational Cosmopolitanism

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    Spector, Hannah

    2015-01-01

    In the educational strand of cosmopolitanism, much attention has been placed on theorizing and describing who is cosmopolitan. It has been argued that cosmopolitan sensibilities negotiate and/or embody such paradoxes as rootedness and rootlessness, local and global concerns, private and public identities. Concurrently, cosmopolitanism has also…

  16. The Manifestation of Symmetry between the Emergence of Consciousness and the Development of Competence.

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    Bierschenk, Bernhard; Bierschenk, Inger

    This paper describes an experiment in which 30 students, classified according to high and low analytical performance, were given a reading and text production test to determine their sensibility to the structure of an Icelandic saga. This material was used because of its extreme simplicity on the textual surface level, a property suited for

  17. Modeling surface aerodynamic temperature in a semiarid advective environment

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    In mapping evapotranspiration (ET), latent heat flux (LE) can be spatially estimated as an energy balance (EB) residual for land surfaces using remote sensing inputs. The EB equation requires the estimation of net radiation (Rn), soil heat flux (G), and sensible heat flux (H). Rn and G can be estima...

  18. The Past Is All before Us: The History of Education in Hard Times

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    Jones, Ken

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the author explores these questions--from what position, with what focus, and through what methods can a history be produced that is sensible of the conflicts and passions of its own time, and that can illuminate those of the past?--estimating that the books under review in several ways invite such a demanding reading. Gary

  19. A Rhizomatics of Hearing: Becoming Deaf in the Workplace and Other Affective Spaces of Hearing

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    Crowley, Vicki

    2010-01-01

    This paper stages a corporeal and affective trail through plateaus of "Becoming deaf" in the workplace of academia. The paper aims to display the unfamiliarity of deafness in a profession whose ability to speak and hear the written word is all too commonsense. In this piece, Deleuze and Guattari's "rhizome" acts as sensibility and motif as a body

  20. Surface fluxes and water balance of spatially varying vegetation within a small mountainous headwater catchment

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    Understanding the role of ecosystems in modulating energy, water and carbon fluxes is critical to quantifying the variability in energy, carbon, and water balances across landscapes. This study compares and contrasts the seasonal surface fluxes of sensible heat, latent heat and carbon fluxes measur...

  1. Impact of the Teacher Study Group Professional Development Program on Student Vocabulary and Observed Teaching Practice: A Replication in First Grade Classrooms

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    Gersten, Russell; Dimino, Joseph; Jayanthi, Madhavi; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca; Taylor, Mary Jo

    2013-01-01

    The ESEA Blueprint for Reform states that teachers need "effective, ongoing, job-embedded, professional development that is targeted to student and school needs [and] aligned with evidence of improvements in student learning." Unfortunately, the professional development approaches advocated, though sensible and compelling in theory,

  2. Transformational and Transformative Leadership in a Research-Informed Leadership Preparation Program

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    Hewitt, Kimberly Kappler; Davis, Ann W.; Lashley, Carl

    2014-01-01

    This article describes IMPACT V, a grant-funded preparation partnership among a community of institutions, and then considers whether such a partnership is a viable way to cultivate transformational and transformative sensibilities in building leaders. Methods included content analysis of baseline and summative student artifacts. Findings suggest

  3. Inverting the Inverted Pyramid: A Conversation about the Use of Feminist Theories to Teach Journalism

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    Walker, Danna L.; Geertsema, Margaretha; Barnett, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    Teaching is always challenging, and for some teachers who are feminists, teaching journalism is difficult. The tenets of good journalism--objectivity and neutrality--are often antithetical to their feminist values. Educators face the dilemma of how to incorporate feminist sensibilities into teaching journalism--a profession that strives for

  4. Dyslexia and the Studio: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

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    Alden, Sandy; Pollock, Venda Louise

    2011-01-01

    It is generally accepted that art and design related disciplines attract a higher proportion of students with dyslexia than traditional academic counterparts. Combined with this is a prevalent perception that dyslexia predominantly affects students' writing and linguistic ability and it is this, as well as an increased visual-spatial sensibility,

  5. Doing Better with Less Energy: An Overview.

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    Brubaker, C. William

    1982-01-01

    New energy-responsible buildings will not only use less energy, but will be more comfortable, more closely attuned to nature, and will create a better learning and living environment. The most cost-effective planning decisions have to do with good passive solar design and sensible operations. (MLW)

  6. Aumento de la supervivencia en hombres con cáncer de próstata metastásico que reciben quimioterapia

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    Los hombres con cáncer de próstata metastásico sensible a las hormonas que recibieron el fármaco quimioterapéutico docetaxel al inicio de la terapia hormonal convencional vivieron más tiempo que los pacientes que recibieron solo terapia hormonal, de acuer

  7. Don't Make Me Laugh: People Are Funny in "Wall-E" and "Tropic Thunder"

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    Beck, Bernard

    2009-01-01

    The current difficulties of making challenging humor while respecting the legitimate sensibilities of stigmatized people are discussed. Two very different movie comedies include jokes about people. One is received with outrage on behalf of the group that is made the butt of the jokes, people who are "mentally challenged"; the other, about…

  8. Remarkable-Tracking, Experiential Education of the Ecological Imagination

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    Payne, Phillip G.

    2010-01-01

    Imagination might be understood as letting our senses, perceptions and sensibilities run free for no apparent reason. Here, for this special edition what might be "remarkable" is the "opening" of our imagination provided orally through storytelling. This opening involves the "placing" of our own and our listeners' embodied selves in the

  9. A Lifetime of Student Debt? Not Likely

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    Wilson, Robin

    2009-01-01

    In this article, the author examines the issue of student debt. Despite tales of gargantuan student debt burdens for some college graduates, studies show that most students borrow sensibly, pay it back, and are better off for having gone to college. But for a vocal minority of borrowers, problems with student-loan debt are very real. About 8

  10. Homosexuality: An Educational Confrontation.

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    Mathews, Walter M.

    The school's reaction to homosexuality, in particular as related to the teacher, is discussed, and studies relating to the homosexual are referenced. What the educator can do to prevent homosexual behavior is, according to Hooker (1961): (1) create a climate that allows homosexuality to be openly and sensibly discussed and objectively handled; (2)

  11. TRANSPORT OF OZONE BY TURBULENCE AND CLOUDS IN AN URBAN BOUNDARY LAYER

    EPA Science Inventory

    The turbulent fluxes of ozone and latent and sensible heat are computed from fast-response measurements made aboard a NOAA aircraft over downtown Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs during the afternoon and evening of 22 August 1979. The normalized variances and spectra of v...

  12. Utility of thermal remote sensing for determining evapotranspiration

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Land surface temperature (LST) from thermal remote sensing is a surface boundary condition that is strongly linked to the partitioning of the available energy between latent (evapotranspiration) and sensible heat flux. Numerous modeling approaches have been developed ranging in level of complexity ...

  13. A thermal-based remote sensing modeling system for estimating water use of irrigated crops

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Land surface temperature (LST) from thermal remote sensing is a surface boundary condition that is strongly linked to the partitioning of the available energy between latent (evapotranspiration) and sensible heat flux. Many of the approaches require an accurate LST and air temperature observation b...

  14. ARE SINGLE-SOURCE, REMOTE-SENSING SURFACE-FLUX MODELS TOO SIMPLE?

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Both one-source and two-source parameterizations of surface sensible heat flux exchange using radiometric surface temperature have been proposed. Although one-source algorithms may provide reliable heat fluxes, they often require field calibration and hence are unable to accommodate the diverse ran...

  15. PARAMETERIZATION OF SUBSURFACE HEATING FOR SOIL AND CONCRETE USING NET RADIATION DATA

    EPA Science Inventory

    The variability of surface sensible heat flux depend strongly on the rate of heating of the underlying surfaces. The variability is expected to be large in urban areas where the surfaces are layered with a variety of man-made materials. Parameterization of the ground heat storage...

  16. A thermal remote sensing modeling system for estimating evapotranspiration over complex landscapes

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Land surface temperature (LST) from thermal remote sensing is a surface boundary condition that is strongly linked to the partitioning of the available energy between latent (evapotranspiration) and sensible heat flux. Numerous modeling approaches have been developed ranging in level of complexity ...

  17. ESTIMATION OF BARE-SOIL EVAPORATION USING A CALORIMETRIC APPROACH WITH HEAT FLUX MEASURED AT MULTIPLE DEPTHS

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    An assumption in calorimetric methods for soil heat flux is that sensible heat terms can be balanced (i.e., if the heat flux is known at one depth, the heat flux at another depth may be determined by monitoring the change in heat storage). Latent heat from water evaporation is assigned to the energy...

  18. A thermal remote sensing modeling system for estimating evapotranspiration ovee complex landscapes

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Land surface temperature (LST) from thermal remote sensing is a surface boundary condition that is strongly linked to the partitioning of the available energy between latent (evapotranspiration) and sensible heat flux. Many of the approaches require an accurate LST and air temperature observation b...

  19. Evaluating Flux-Variance Relationships Under Strongly Advective Conditions During BEAREX08

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Flux-variance approaches for latent and sensible heat flux using eddy covariance (EC) tower data from the Evapotranspiration and Agricultural Remote Sensing Experiment (BEAREX_08) are evaluated for irrigated and non-irrigated cotton,a pasture grassland surface, a fallow wheat field and a 10 m EC tow...

  20. Turbulent heat transfer from a sparsely vegetated surface - Two-component representation

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    Otterman, J.; Novak, M. D.; Starr, D. O'C.

    1993-01-01

    The conventional calculation of heat fluxes from a vegetated surface involving the coefficient of turbulent heat transfer which increases logarithmically with surface roughness, is inappropriate such highly structured surfaces as desert scrub or open forest. An approach is developed here for computing sensible heat flux from sparsely vegetated surfaces, where the absorption of insolation and the transfer of absorbed heat to the atmosphere are calculated separately for the plants and for the soil. This approach is applied to a desert-scrub surface in the northern Sinai, for which the turbulent transfer coefficient of sensible heat flux from the plants is much larger than that from the soil below, as shown by an analysis of plant, soil, and air temperatures. The plant density is expressed as the sum of products (plant-height) x (plant-diameter) of plants per unit horizontal surface area. The solar heat absorbed by the plants is assumed to be transferred immediately to the airflow. The effective turbulent transfer coefficient k(g-eff) for sensible heat from the desert-scrub/soil surface computed under this assumption increases sharply with increasing solar zenith angle, as the plants absorb a greater fraction of the incoming irradiation. The surface absorptivity (the coalbedo) also increases sharply with increasing solar zenith angle, and thus the sensible heat flux from such complex surfaces is a much broader function of time of day than when computed under constant k(g-eff) and constant albedo assumptions.

  1. EFFECTS OF LEAF AREA PROFILES AND CANOPY STRATIFICATION ON SIMULATED ENERGY FLUXES: THE PROBLEM OF VERTICAL SPATIAL SCALE. (R827676)

    EPA Science Inventory

    We investigated the effects of the shape of leaf area profiles and the number of canopy layers on simulated sensible and latent heat fluxes using a gradient diffusion-based biometeorological model. Three research questions were addressed through simulation experiments: (1) Given ...

  2. Global Atmospheric Heat Distributions Observed from Space

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    Lin, Bing; Fan, Tai-Fang

    2009-01-01

    This study focuses on the observations of global atmospheric heat distributions using satellite measurements. Major heat components such as radiation energy, latent heat and sensible heat are considered. The uncertainties and error sources are assessed. Results show that the atmospheric heat is basically balanced, and the observed patterns of radiation and latent heat from precipitation are clearly related to general circulation.

  3. Experimental heat and mass transfer of the separated and coupled rotating desiccant wheel and heat wheel

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    Enteria, Napoleon; Yoshino, Hiroshi; Mochida, Akashi; Takaki, Rie; Satake, Akira; Yoshie, Ryuichiro; Mitamura, Tiruaki; Baba, Seizo

    2010-07-15

    The experimental evaluation of the separated and coupled rotating desiccant wheel and heat wheel is reported. The study aims to investigate the performance of the desiccant wheel and of the heat wheel both when operated separately and jointly. The performance evaluation of the desiccant wheel is based on its moisture removal capacity (MRC), moisture removal regeneration (MRR), and moisture mass balance (MMB). In addition, the study used the total energy balance (TEB), sensible coefficient of performance (COP{sub Sensible}), latent coefficient of performance (COP{sub Latent}) and, total coefficient of performance (COP{sub Total}). The performance of the heat wheel is based on its effectiveness. The COP{sub Sensible}, COP{sub Latent} and, COP{sub Total} are used in the performance evaluation of the coupled desiccant wheel and heat wheel. The general results of the study show that the MRC, MRR and MMB coupled with the TEB, COP{sub Latent}, COP{sub Sensible} and COP{sub Total} predict adequately the performance of the desiccant wheel. In addition, the coupled operation of the desiccant wheel and heat wheel, contributed to the reduction of the external thermal energy requirement for the regeneration of the desiccant wheel. This study can be applied in other researches seeking evaluation of the desiccant wheel, heat wheel, and their combined operation. Moreover, the data presented here are significant for the desiccant wheel benchmarking and for evaluation of the desiccant wheel models. (author)

  4. Remote sensing of surface turbulence heat flux

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    Liu, W. T.

    1990-01-01

    The determination of latent heat-flux variability using spaceborne sensors is discussed. Particular attention is given to the microwave sensors which have all weather capability. The retrieval of surface layer humidity, of wind speed and interfacial humidity, and of sensible heat flux are discussed. Both the indirect retrieval and direct retrieval of latent heat flux are considered.

  5. 78 FR 3034 - Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving...

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    2013-01-15

    ... be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139, August 28, 2007). The E-Filing... pumps to remove decay and sensible heat from the RCS. This change does not involve any ] physical...\\ Requestors should note that the filing requirements of the NRC's E-Filing Rule (72 FR 49139; August 28,...

  6. Issues and Options in Creating a National Assessment in World History

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    Bain, Robert B.; Shreiner, Tamara L.

    2005-01-01

    The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) is considering creating a National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for world history education. On the surface, a national assessment in world history appears to be a sensible and essentially unproblematic decision. However, problems lurk below the surface challenging the creation of a

  7. Things My Father Taught Me: A Daughter Reflects on Lessons That Have Guided Her Life and Shaped Her Work.

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    Renaud, Lissa Tyler

    2003-01-01

    Explains how the author's father taught her about theatre in their everyday life. Discusses artistic sensibilities such as the use of voice, body, mind, and values. Explains the following theatre specifics: pacing; language; telling the story; relaxation and humor; participation; the audience's job; inflation of titles; history; subtext; and

  8. Role of Air-Breathing Pulse Detonation Engines in High Speed Propulsion

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    Povinelli, Louis A.; Lee, Jin-Ho; Anderberg, Michael O.

    2001-01-01

    In this paper, the effect of flight Mach number on the relative performance of pulse detonation engines and gas turbine engines is investigated. The effect of ram and mechanical compression on combustion inlet temperature and the subsequent sensible heat release is determined. Comparison of specific thrust, fuel consumption and impulse for the two engines show the relative benefits over the Mach number range.

  9. Effectively Utilizing the "Behavioral" in Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy of Sex Offenders

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    Jennings, Jerry L.; Deming, Adam

    2013-01-01

    Although cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is touted as the predominant approach in sex offender-specific group treatment, a review of the field shows that the "behavioral" part of CBT has become minimal in relation to that which is cognitive. The authors show how a revitalized "behavioral sensibility" may help to enhance…

  10. Minding the Business of Business: Tools and Models to Design and Measure Wealth Creation

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    Bernardez, Mariano L.

    2009-01-01

    What is the business of business? How can planners and investors anticipate the true chances of failure and success of a business idea? This article describes a rationale for developing successful new business on the basis of a simple, sensible idea: the business of any business is to make its clients successful enough to continue purchasing and

  11. Children and Technology: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities.

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    Wright, Carol

    2001-01-01

    Reviews research on children's use of computers and the Internet, educational benefits of information technology, problems with using technology with young children, and teachers' adoption and use of technology. Identifies Internet sites that provide guidelines for sensible Internet use and lists children-appropriate, instructional, and

  12. Encouraging Agitation: Teaching Teacher Candidates to Confront Words that Wound

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    Staples, Jeanine M.

    2010-01-01

    In this analytic conceptual essay, and from her standpoint as an African American woman teacher/researcher, the author presents a rich description of a personal sensibility and promising professional practice for literacy educators and those who prepare Reading/English/Language Arts teacher candidates for service among students who are

  13. (Re)telling: A Narrative Inquiry into Pre-Service TESOL Teachers' Study Abroad Experiences

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    Marquardt, Sheila K.

    2011-01-01

    Learning to teach ESL entails not only knowledge of linguistics, pedagogy, and curriculum, but it also entails negotiating challenges to identity, cultural sensibilities, and emotional relations. In order to make sense of these challenges, I inquire into the experiences of pre-service TESOL teachers teaching and learning experiences in a study

  14. Does the No Child Left Behind Act Improve Schools and Increase Educational Opportunity? Point of View Essay

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    Berlak, Harold

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, the author questions whether the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) achieves its stated purpose: to raise standards of academic achievement. Deeper understanding, subtlety of thought, creativity, critical thinking, perseverance, leadership and sensibility about self and the world cannot be measured by multiple-choice technology. The…

  15. Surface aerodynamic temperature modeling over rainfed cotton

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    Evapotranspiration (ET) or latent heat flux (LE) can be spatially estimated as an energy balance (EB) residual for land surfaces using remote sensing inputs. The EB equation requires the estimation of net radiation (Rn), soil heat flux (G), and sensible heat flux (H). Rn and G can be estimated with ...

  16. Acquiring Double Images: White Preservice Teachers Locating Themselves in a Raced World

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    Seidl, Barbara L.; Hancock, Stephen D.

    2011-01-01

    In this article, Barbara Seidl and Stephen Hancock introduce the concept of a double image, which they argue is central to the development of a mature, antiracist identity for White people. Similar in some ways to Dubois's (1903) concept of "double consciousness," a double image is a sensibility or consciousness that gives White people a deeper

  17. Teaching More than the Discipline: Modeling Leadership in the Classroom

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    Jackson, Allen; Gaudet, Laura; McDaniel, Larry; Watt, Don

    2008-01-01

    The educational process in higher education is much more than just the presentation of a discipline to a group of learners. Leaders in higher education are responsible to students to conduct themselves as educational leaders. Sensible leadership depends upon a variety of factors such as flexible behavior; an ability to identify specific behaviors

  18. Furniture for Learning.

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    Dolan, Thomas G.

    2001-01-01

    Explains why schools often fail to apply intelligent, sensible, and informed decision-making skills when selecting classroom furniture. Presents the main considerations in determining the best furniture for any particular environment. Explains what sort of system should be set up to insure that the best furniture is purchased for the best price.

  19. Inter-annual comparision of measured turbulent fluxes over snow at a wind-sheltered and wind-exposed site using eddy covariance

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    Measurements of sensible and latent heat fluxes using eddy covariance (EC) instrumentation over snow in complex terrain have become more common in the past decade. Analysis of EC measurements at two sites, wind-exposed and wind-protected, for three consecutive years is presented. The analysis focuse...

  20. Applying a Generic Juvenile Risk Assessment Instrument to a Local Context: Some Practical and Theoretical Lessons

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    Miller, Joel; Lin, Jeffrey

    2007-01-01

    This article examines issues raised by the application of a generic actuarial juvenile risk instrument (the Model Risk Assessment Instrument) to New York City, a context different from the one in which it was developed. It describes practical challenges arising from the constraints of locally available data and local sensibilities and highlights…

  1. Transformational and Transformative Leadership in a Research-Informed Leadership Preparation Program

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    Hewitt, Kimberly Kappler; Davis, Ann W.; Lashley, Carl

    2014-01-01

    This article describes IMPACT V, a grant-funded preparation partnership among a community of institutions, and then considers whether such a partnership is a viable way to cultivate transformational and transformative sensibilities in building leaders. Methods included content analysis of baseline and summative student artifacts. Findings suggest…

  2. Estimating ocean-air heat fluxes during cold air outbreaks by satellite

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    Chou, S. H.; Atlas, D.

    1981-01-01

    Nomograms of mean column heating due to surface sensible and latent heat fluxes were developed. Mean sensible heating of the cloud free region is related to the cloud free path (CFP, the distance from the shore to the first cloud formation) and the difference between land air and sea surface temperatures, theta sub 1 and theta sub 0, respectively. Mean latent heating is related to the CFP and the difference between land air and sea surface humidities q sub 1 and q sub 0 respectively. Results are also applicable to any path within the cloud free region. Corresponding heat fluxes may be obtained by multiplying the mean heating by the mean wind speed in the boundary layer. The sensible heating estimated by the present method is found to be in good agreement with that computed from the bulk transfer formula. The sensitivity of the solutions to the variations in the initial coastal soundings and large scale subsidence is also investigated. The results are not sensitive to divergence but are affected by the initial lapse rate of potential temperature; the greater the stability, the smaller the heating, other things being equal. Unless one knows the lapse rate at the shore, this requires another independent measurement. For this purpose the downwind slope of the square of the boundary layer height is used, the mean value of which is also directly proportional to the mean sensible heating. The height of the boundary layer should be measurable by future spaceborn lidar systems.

  3. Multi-scale temporal stability analysis of surface and subsurface soil moisture within the Upper Cedar Creek Watershed, Indiana

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    Soil moisture is a key state variable that varies considerably in space and time. From a hydrologic viewpoint, soil moisture controls runoff, infiltration, storage and drainage. Soil moisture determines the partitioning of the incoming radiation between latent and sensible heat fluxes. Although soil...

  4. Resisting Ethical Paralysis: A Postmodern Critique of Ethics.

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    Henning, Teresa

    Patricia Bizzell argues that inquiry into ethics and English studies is paralyzed by the view that "the imposition of ideological agendas...[is]...morally questionable," yet "our moral sensibility motivates us to promote particular ethic positions." The field is caught in this dilemma because its postmodern skepticism forces it to acknowledge that

  5. Can Distributional Approximations Give Exact Answers?

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    Griffiths, Martin

    2013-01-01

    Some mathematical activities and investigations for the classroom or the lecture theatre can appear rather contrived. This cannot, however, be levelled at the idea given here, since it is based on a perfectly sensible question concerning distributional approximations that was posed by an undergraduate student. Out of this simple question, and

  6. Don't Make Me Laugh: People Are Funny in "Wall-E" and "Tropic Thunder"

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    Beck, Bernard

    2009-01-01

    The current difficulties of making challenging humor while respecting the legitimate sensibilities of stigmatized people are discussed. Two very different movie comedies include jokes about people. One is received with outrage on behalf of the group that is made the butt of the jokes, people who are "mentally challenged"; the other, about

  7. Entering Adulthood: Looking at Body Image and Eating Disorders. A Curriculum for Grades 9-12. Contemporary Health Series.

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    Giarratano, Susan

    This module includes six lessons which focus on issues related to body image and self-esteem, eating disorders, and sensible eating habits for adolescents in grades 9-12. In lesson 1, students examine influences on body image, assess their personal traits, and trade assessments with their peers. In lesson 2, students look at pressure and

  8. Effect of row orientation on energy balance components

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    Solar irradiance is the primary source of energy that is converted into sensible and latent heat fluxes in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. The orientation of agricultural crop rows relative to the suns zenith angle determines the amount of solar irradiance reaching the plant and soil surfaces...

  9. Choice as a Global Language in Local Practice: A Mixed Model of School Choice in Taiwan

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    Mao, Chin-Ju

    2015-01-01

    This paper uses school choice policy as an example to demonstrate how local actors adopt, mediate, translate, and reformulate "choice" as neo-liberal rhetoric informing education reform. Complex processes exist between global policy about school choice and the local practice of school choice. Based on the theoretical sensibility of

  10. Managing Transition and Student Support Services for Ethnically Diverse College Students with Learning Disabilities

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    Obi, Sunday O.

    2006-01-01

    For many ethnically diverse students with learning disabilities, participation in postsecondary education is necessary. However, to achieve this goal, a comprehensive transition planning is essential. As a consequence, postsecondary personnel must collaborate with others to ensure nondiscriminatory but sensible treatment of ethnically diverse…

  11. Public/Private Partnerships: A Trojan Horse for Higher Education?

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    Baines, Lawrence; Chiarelott, Leigh

    2010-01-01

    Partnering with private industry is presented as a sensible solution to some faculties at institutions of higher education during the current economic downturn. The authors discuss the historic context for increased efficiencies and provide descriptions of how two institutions responded to the prospect of "collaborating" with a corporation. In one…

  12. Subtractive Schooling and Betrayal

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    Valenzuela, Angela

    2008-01-01

    To address the theme of this special issue--namely, the major challenges faced by teacher education in an increasing global society--the author finds herself returning to her earlier work. This return-intellectual-migration gives depth and meaning to the experience of immigration and speaks to the sensibilities (or lack thereof) that many teachers…

  13. Re-Searching Music Education for Civic Activism

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    Nzewi, Meki

    2007-01-01

    I am nurtured by indigenous African musical arts education philosophy and practice, and encountered literary music education and scholarship in adulthood. It is with dual musical sensibilities that I ponder the human mission of school music education. My reflections will derive from experiences of applying African indigenous musical arts in

  14. Evaluation of measured and simulated turbulent components of a snow cover energy balance model in order to refine the turbulent transfer algorithm

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    Energy balance models use physically based principles to simulate snow cover accumulation and melt. Snobal, a snow cover energy balance model, uses a flux-profile approach to calculating the turbulent flux (sensible and latent heat flux) components of the energy balance. Historically, validation dat...

  15. A Community of Learners: Linking Scientific Patterns of Life.

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    Greenspan, Yvette F.

    The nature of science encompasses the entire world and within that realm, patterns of life can be observed, interpreted, and organized into a sensible arrangement of understanding. By discovering, through an intricate process, how shapes and images form into a complete design or sequence, students related similar scientific patterns to their own

  16. Research as Lore.

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    Harkin, Patricia

    In attempting to reach their students, college English teachers must take seriously the postmodern sensibility as it is oriented to a culture of commodification. Instructors should face this commodification head-on, using it to show students that they have agency as consumers. This forthright acceptance of the 1990s orientation does more to help

  17. Writing Literary Memoir: Are We Obliged To Tell the Real Truth?

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    Steinberg, Michael

    2001-01-01

    Examines the question of whether writers have to stick to literal facts of a story. Contends that the type of memoir a writer produces is determined in part by that writer's sensibility, as well as by how that writer views the genre. Concludes that the emotional truths of memoirs are often better served by how they are remembered than by how they…

  18. Envisioning the Future: Working toward Sustainability in Fine Art Education

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    Clarke, Angela; Hulbert, Shane

    2016-01-01

    Fine art education provides students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills to respond creatively to their experience of society and culture. Fostering creative ways of knowing, thinking and doing requires studio learning conditions that promote the exploration of embodied perceptions, material sensibilities and conceptual ideas that

  19. Virtual Voices: Exploring Creative Practices to Support Life Skills Development among Young People Working in a Virtual World Community

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    Sclater, Madeleine; Lally, Victor

    2013-01-01

    The dialectical relationship between social justice, active participation and the development of aesthetic sensibilities is re-emerging as a theme among art and design educators as concerns mount for the future of art and design education in the curriculum--particularly in the UK, but also internationally. This article explores the potential of

  20. Modeling extinction and reignition in turbulent flames

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    Kronenburg, A.; Kostka, M.

    2005-12-01

    The conditional moment closure method (CMC) has been extended to improve reactive species predictions in flames with significant local extinction and reignition. Simple first-order closure of the conditionally averaged reaction rate term does not give satisfactory results due to large fluctuations around the conditional mean and an alternative closure is suggested here. The new closure is based on a precomputed parameterized reference field that maps reactive species mass fractions as functions of mixture fraction and sensible enthalpy. During the computations, the reference field is continuously adjusted to ensure consistency with the CMC solution and doubly conditioned chemical source terms that are functions of time, space, mixture fraction, and sensible enthalpy can thus be obtained. Integration over sensible enthalpy space yields the improved singly conditioned chemical source term that can be used for the solution of the CMC equations. Full closure can be achieved by assuming a {beta}-PDF for the probability distribution in sensible enthalpy space and an additional conditional variance equation needs to be solved. The overall agreement between the measured and the computed variance is satisfactory and the extended CMC model is applied to Sandia Flames D, E, and F. Excellent predictions of temperature, major species, intermediates, and NO are obtained in Flames D and E while temperature predictions can be significantly improved in Sandia Flame F.

  1. Remarkable-Tracking, Experiential Education of the Ecological Imagination

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    Payne, Phillip G.

    2010-01-01

    Imagination might be understood as letting our senses, perceptions and sensibilities run free for no apparent reason. Here, for this special edition what might be "remarkable" is the "opening" of our imagination provided orally through storytelling. This opening involves the "placing" of our own and our listeners' embodied selves in the…

  2. Self-Determination Theory in Schools of Education: Can an Empirically Supported Framework also Be Critical and Liberating?

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    Ryan, Richard M.; Niemiec, Christopher P.

    2009-01-01

    In many graduate schools of education there is strong resistance to formal theories, especially those that are supported through quantitative empirical methods. In this article we describe how self-determination theory (SDT), a formal and empirically focused framework, shares sensibilities with critical theorists concerning the importance of…

  3. Identity, Agency and Community: Reconsidering the Pedagogic Responsibilities of Teacher Education

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    Moate, Josephine; Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria

    2014-01-01

    This article presents a model for teacher education based on an ongoing action research project at a Finnish university. This model draws on the educational theory of Dewey and the pedagogical sensibility of Bakhtin to critically consider the concepts of teacher identity and agency and to highlight the role of community in teacher development. Our

  4. Note on the minimum critical mass for a tamped fission bomb core

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    Reed, B. Cameron

    2015-11-01

    An approximate but sensibly accurate formula is developed for estimating the minimum possible critical radius for a sphere of fissile material surrounded by a thick tamper of material of neutron transport mean free path ?tamp. The minimum critical radius is approximately proportional to ?tamp 0.4 ; results are given for uranium-235 and plutonium-239 cores surrounded by several commonly used tamper materials.

  5. "City Blood Is No Better than Country Blood": The Populist Movement and Admissions Policies at Public Universities

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    Gelber, Scott

    2011-01-01

    This article focuses on historical admissions policies and offers a more nuanced and more substantial treatment of the relationship between Populism and higher education. Prior accounts of admissions in the late nineteenth century have sensibly focused upon the tension between secondary school leaders who were mindful of their multiple

  6. GROWTH RESPONSES OF MALE BROILERS SUBJECTED TO HIGH AIR VELOCITY AT EITHER 12 OR 24 HOURS FROM 37 TO 51 DAYS OF AGE

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    Heat stress contributes to increased late-mortality and decreased growth of broilers grown during hot weather. Tunnel ventilation is commonly used to alleviate heat stress by increasing sensible heat loss. As broilers approach heavy BW (>2.5 kg) in hot weather, operating tunnel ventilation continuou...

  7. Views and Voices of the Working Class: Aída and Rosario

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    Pao, Maria T.

    2014-01-01

    In 2005, Spanish television audiences saw the debut of the nation's first spinoff, the sitcom "Aída." The show featured the tribulations of its title character and her working-class family in their struggle to "llegar a fin de mes." It seemed to promise a sensibility enacted in the US series "Roseanne," where…

  8. Building umbrellas or arks? three alternatives to carbon credits and offsets

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    Sovacool, Benjamin K.

    2010-03-15

    Carbon credit markets suffer seemingly inescapable flaws that may justify alternative approaches such as carbon taxes, a complete phase-out of carbon dioxide emissions, or a global carbon fund. In the years to come, we must remember that credits are not the only sensible policy options for responding to climate change. (author)

  9. When Food Is a Foe.

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    Fitzgerald, Patricia L.

    1998-01-01

    Although only 5% of the population has severe food allergies, school business officials must be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Banning foods and segregating allergic children are harmful practices. Education and sensible behavior are the best medicine when food allergies and intolerances are involved. Resources are listed. (MLH)

  10. Virtual Voices: Exploring Creative Practices to Support Life Skills Development among Young People Working in a Virtual World Community

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    Sclater, Madeleine; Lally, Victor

    2013-01-01

    The dialectical relationship between social justice, active participation and the development of aesthetic sensibilities is re-emerging as a theme among art and design educators as concerns mount for the future of art and design education in the curriculum--particularly in the UK, but also internationally. This article explores the potential of…

  11. Using Graphic Texts in Secondary Classrooms: A Tale of Endurance

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    Rice, Mary

    2012-01-01

    In 2006, the author entered the crucible of trying to use graphic novels in her classroom to promote her students' artistic sensibilities. In this article, she discusses benefits and some problems--including access, content, and expense--of teaching graphic novels.

  12. Inverting the Inverted Pyramid: A Conversation about the Use of Feminist Theories to Teach Journalism

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    Walker, Danna L.; Geertsema, Margaretha; Barnett, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    Teaching is always challenging, and for some teachers who are feminists, teaching journalism is difficult. The tenets of good journalism--objectivity and neutrality--are often antithetical to their feminist values. Educators face the dilemma of how to incorporate feminist sensibilities into teaching journalism--a profession that strives for…

  13. Trajan's Rome: The Man, the City, the Empire. A Unit of Study for Grades 6-9.

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    Anderson, Stephen S.; Flanders, Claudia; Landers, David

    The integration of the study of art and history in a broad context of social, cultural, and political meaning cultivates a students' creative, aesthetic, critical and art historical sensibilities. This unit of study explores the time of the Roman Emperor Trajan, the decades from A.D. 98 to 180, a period considered to be the height of civilization.

  14. Energy balance of irrigated and dryland cotton in the Southern High Plains

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    Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) is a major crop in the Southern High Plains that is produced under both irrigated and dryland cultures. In 2008, the energy balance components (net radiation, soil heat flux, sensible heat flux, and latent heat flux) were measured at Bushland, Texas. Four precision weighi...

  15. The Who and the What of Educational Cosmopolitanism

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    Spector, Hannah

    2015-01-01

    In the educational strand of cosmopolitanism, much attention has been placed on theorizing and describing who is cosmopolitan. It has been argued that cosmopolitan sensibilities negotiate and/or embody such paradoxes as rootedness and rootlessness, local and global concerns, private and public identities. Concurrently, cosmopolitanism has also

  16. Teaching and Learning Transformative Processes (The Winter School Program)

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    Sozashvili, Nino; Bohm, Jan; Bynoe, Tyrone; Barbakadze, Irma

    2016-01-01

    Scientific studies never replace or supplant subjective theories, but in the best case, enter a productive symbiosis; they can contribute to reflecting on and understanding one's own assumptions and thereby make them available to change. It is pedagogically sensible to address this tension between scientific and subjective theory, and thereby make…

  17. 76 FR 30495 - National Safe Boating Week, 2011

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    2011-05-25

    ... Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-13167 Filed 5-24-11; 11:15 am] Billing code 3195-W1-P ... Documents#0;#0; ] Proclamation 8680 of May 20, 2011 National Safe Boating Week, 2011 By the President of the... Week is an opportunity to highlight the importance of safety precautions and sensible behavior...

  18. Spatio-temporal analysis of surface and subsurface soil moisture for remote sensing applications within the Upper Cedar Creek Watershed

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Soil moisture is an intrinsic state variable that varies considerably in space and time. From a hydrologic viewpoint, soil moisture controls runoff, infiltration, storage and drainage. Soil moisture determines the partitioning of the incoming radiation between latent and sensible heat fluxes. Althou...

  19. High Litter Moisture Content Suppresses Litter Ammonia Volatilization

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    With global food demand expected to increase 100% in the next 50 years, urgency to combine comprehensive strategies for sustainable, efficacious, and environmentally sensible agronomic practices has never been greater. One effort for U.S. meat bird management is to reduce NH3 volatilization from li...

  20. Envisioning the Future: Working toward Sustainability in Fine Art Education

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    Clarke, Angela; Hulbert, Shane

    2016-01-01

    Fine art education provides students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills to respond creatively to their experience of society and culture. Fostering creative ways of knowing, thinking and doing requires studio learning conditions that promote the exploration of embodied perceptions, material sensibilities and conceptual ideas that…

  1. Philosophical Aesthetics

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    Verene, Donald Phillip

    2006-01-01

    Is there an aesthetics of philosophy? Does philosophical discourse have a foundation in sense and sensibility? If the answer to these questions is affirmative and there is in some sense a philosophical aesthetics, what conclusions might be drawn for philosophical education? Put another way: Does philosophy require the power of the imagination

  2. On the design of an interactive biosphere for the GLAS general circulation model

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    Mintz, Y.; Sellers, P. J.; Willmott, C. J.

    1983-01-01

    Improving the realism and accuracy of the GLAS general circulation model (by adding an interactive biosphere that will simulate the transfers of latent and sensible heat from land surface to atmosphere as functions of the atmospheric conditions and the morphology and physiology of the vegetation) is proposed.

  3. Energy fluxes estimation in a juniper tree area of the Donana biological reserve through TSEB method and Landsat-5TM imagery

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    Energy fluxes computing (actual evapotranspiration, net radiation, sensible heat and soil heat flux) are essential to improve the knowledge of the hydrological cycle, especially in natural vegetation covers. In this paper we present the first results of the energy fluxes modeling by means of the TSE...

  4. Identities and Social Justice Values of Prospective Teachers of Color

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    Agosto, Vonzell

    2009-01-01

    This empirical study of social justice values among three prospective teachers who identity as being "of color" emphasizes the constellations of social justice sensibilities (perceptions of injustice, concern for the situations of others, socio-political and cultural consciousness, sensitivity regarding the conditions of others) they derived from…

  5. What Successful Mentors Do: 81 Research-Based Strategies for New Teacher Induction, Training, and Support

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    Hicks, Cathy D.; Glasgow, Neal A.; McNary, Sarah J.

    2004-01-01

    The first-day jitters. The first encounter with an angry parent. The first performance review. As a seasoned teacher, you remember each of these "firsts." But how can you relate your experiences to a new teacher? Find answers to these questions and the research to back them up in this tool-packed guide. "What Successful Mentors Do" offers sensible

  6. URBAN SCALE VARIATIONS OF TURBULENCE PARAMETERS AND FLUXES

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    Sensible, (H), and latent, (LE), heat fluxes and turbulence statistics in St. Louis, Missouri and the surrounding region are presented. The urban-scale analyses were derived from a series of aircraft transects at 150 m above ground across the metropolitan area during the afternoo...

  7. A Rhizomatics of Hearing: Becoming Deaf in the Workplace and Other Affective Spaces of Hearing

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    Crowley, Vicki

    2010-01-01

    This paper stages a corporeal and affective trail through plateaus of "Becoming deaf" in the workplace of academia. The paper aims to display the unfamiliarity of deafness in a profession whose ability to speak and hear the written word is all too commonsense. In this piece, Deleuze and Guattari's "rhizome" acts as sensibility and motif as a body…

  8. Technology To Serve Our Users.

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    Quint, Barbara; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Eight articles serve as an introduction to the growing presence of technology in libraries. Topics covered include going online with microcomputers, a selection guide to database management software, sensible groundrules for circulating software, selection of software for microcomputer centers, and setting standards for microcomputers in

  9. Rising ozone concentrations decrease soybean evapotranspiration and water use efficiency while increasing canopy temperature

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    We investigated the effects of increasing [O3] on soybean canopy scale fluxes of heat and water vapor as well as water use efficiency (WUE) at the Soybean Free Air Concentration Enrichment (SoyFACE) facility. Micrometeorological measurements were made to determine the net radiation (Rn) sensible hea...

  10. Capturing the Competence of Management Consulting Work

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    Visscher, Klaasjan

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this article is to assess whether the effort of consulting firms and branch organizations to establish a shared and standardized methodology as a means to professionalize consulting and as a standard for training is possible and sensible. Design/methodology/approach: A survey was conducted among Dutch management

  11. Vegetation fraction mapping with high resolution multispectral data in the Texas High Plains

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    Land surface models use vegetation fraction to more accurately partition latent, sensible and soil heat fluxes from a partially vegetated surface as it affects energy and moisture exchanges between the earth's surface and atmosphere. In recent years, there is interest to integrate vegetation fractio...

  12. Driven by Data: How Three Districts Are Successfully Using Data, Rather than Gut Feelings, to Align Staff Development with School Needs

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    Gold, Stephanie

    2005-01-01

    The concept of data-driven professional development is both straight-forward and sensible. Implementing this approach is another story, which is why many administrators are turning to sophisticated tools to help manage data collection and analysis. These tools allow educators to assess and correlate student outcomes, instructional methods, and

  13. Self-Determination Theory in Schools of Education: Can an Empirically Supported Framework also Be Critical and Liberating?

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    Ryan, Richard M.; Niemiec, Christopher P.

    2009-01-01

    In many graduate schools of education there is strong resistance to formal theories, especially those that are supported through quantitative empirical methods. In this article we describe how self-determination theory (SDT), a formal and empirically focused framework, shares sensibilities with critical theorists concerning the importance of

  14. 10 CFR Appendix O to Subpart B of... - Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Vented Home Heating Equipment

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    2013-01-01

    ... excess air. 1.10“Flue losses” means the sum of sensible and latent heat losses above room temperature of... conditions, expressed in Btu's per hour. For room and wall heaters, it is obtained by multiplying the “heat.... 2.1.3Vented room heaters. Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 2.2Flue and...

  15. Cross-Language Communication in Heliodorus' "Aethiopica"

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    Groves, Robert William, IV

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation analyzes why Heliodorus pays so much attention to foreign languages in the Aethiopica and how his description of these linguistic phenomena colors the work. It demonstrates that Heliodorus is very careful to attribute linguistic abilities to characters in a sensible way that is in line with real-world expectations. Characters

  16. Determining aerodynamic conductance of spar chambers from energy balance measurements

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    The aerodynamic conductance (gA) of SPAR chambers was determined from measurements of energy balance and canopy temperature over a peanut canopy. gA was calculated from the slope of sensible heat flux (H) versus canopy-to-air temperature difference. H and the canopy-to-air temperature were varied by...

  17. Evaluation of a wireless infrared thermometer with a narrow field of view

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    Many agricultural applications rely on infrared sensors for remote measurement of surface temperatures, for crop status monitoring, and estimating sensible and latent heat fluxes. Historically, applications for these non-contact thermometers employed the use of hand-held or stationary industrial inf...

  18. Re-Searching Music Education for Civic Activism

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    Nzewi, Meki

    2007-01-01

    I am nurtured by indigenous African musical arts education philosophy and practice, and encountered literary music education and scholarship in adulthood. It is with dual musical sensibilities that I ponder the human mission of school music education. My reflections will derive from experiences of applying African indigenous musical arts in…

  19. EVALUATION OF MOLTEN SCRUBBING FOR FINE PARTICULATE CONTROL

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    One important proposed use of low Btu fuel gas derived from coal gasification processes is the generation of electric power by combustion and expansion of the gas through a gas turbine. Successful operation of such a system is predicated on the conservation of sensible heat of th...

  20. Sunni Islam: What Students Need to Know. Footnotes. Volume 15, Number 1

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    Calvert, John

    2010-01-01

    It is the mark of a great world religion to accommodate different outlooks and sensibilities. Quite often, these differences are manifested in terms of formal divisions within the faith. In Islam, the major split is between Sunni and the various forms of Shiism, though other divisions also exist. This essay, excerpted from the book "Divisions…