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  1. Installation complete / Aet Ader, Kadri Klementi

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    Ader, Aet

    2015-01-01

    Linnainstallatsioonidest avalikus ruumis. "Gas Pipe" Venezia Arhitektuuribiennaalil (Maarja Kask, Ralf Lõoke, Neeme Külm, Ingrid Ruudi, 2008). "Artificial Queue" (Andra Aaloe, Aet Ader, Flo Kasearu, Grete Soosalu, 2010). "To the Sea" (autorid Tomomi Hayashi, Mihkel Sagar, 2011). "Chimney" (tundmatu autor, 2011). "Straw Theatre" (Salto Arhitektid, 2011). "A Path in the Forest" (Tetsuo Kondo, Mitsuru Maekita, Mutsuro Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Hiraiwa, 2011). "O" (Aet Ader, Andra Aaloe, Kaarel Künnap, Grete Soosalu, Flo Kasearu, 2011)

  2. From Balfron Tower to Crisis Point / Aet Ader

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    Ader, Aet, 1985-

    2015-01-01

    Londoni arhitektuurifestivalil esindas Eestit arhitektuuribüroo b210 arhitekt Aet Ader, kes valiti Briti Nõukogu poolt osalema festivali alaprogrammi International Architecture Showcase rahvusvahelises residentuuriprogrammis

  3. Aet Piel : oluline sisekujunduselement on viltune sein / Gitte Hint

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    Hint, Gitte

    2003-01-01

    Poolkaares ehitatud korterelamus on Aet Pieli kujundatud korteris üks sein viltu. Esmapilgul häirivana mõjunud sein sai oluliseks sisekujunduselemendiks. Eritellimusel valmistatud mööbel on tammepuidust. A. Pieli kommentaarid. Ill.: plaan enne ja nüüd, 9 värv. vaadet

  4. Optimum ratio of AET, ATP and serotonin applied in combinations determined with a reference to their toxicity

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    In experiments on mice, a study was made of the quantitative dependence of toxicity of AET, ATP and serotonin applied in combinations. The toxicity decreased when ATP was combined with AET and increased when ATP of AET were combined with serotonin. The toxicity of a combination of all three substances was reduced by introducing high doses of ATP

  5. Kuidas planeerida elamisväärset korterit? / Aet Piel ; intervjueerinud Karen Jagodin

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    Piel, Aet, 1966-

    2011-01-01

    Sisearhitekt Aet Piel halva planeeringuga vana korteri planeeringu muutmisest ja korteri kujundamisest. Hruštšovka-tüüpi korteri ümberplaneerimise võimalustest. Muudatuste tegemisest uues korteris. Köökidest

  6. The Advanced Embedded Training System (AETS): An Intelligent Embedded Tutoring System for Tactical Team Training

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    Zachary, Wayne; Cannon-Bowers, Janis A.; Bilazarian, Peter; Krecker, Donald K.; Lardieri, Patrick J.; Burns, John

    1998-01-01

    The Advanced Embedded Training System (AETS) applies intelligent tutoring systems technology to improving tactical training quality and reducing manpower needs in simulation-based shipboard team training. AETS provides layers of performance assessment, cognitive diagnosis, and team-training support on top of the existing embedded mission simulation capability in the Navy's Aegis-class ships. Detailed cognitive models of trainee task performance are used to drive the assessment, diagnosis and ...

  7. Influence of cysteamine and A.E.T. on cerebral activity of irradiated adult rabbit

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    The radioprotective action of cysteamine and A.E.T. on the central nervous system of rabbits exposed to a whole-body gamma irradiation (650 rads) was studied. The rabbits were given intravenous injection of cysteamine (100 mg/kg) and A.E.T. (50 mg/kg), 20 minutes before irradiation. Modifications of behavior, arousal, electrical activities of different cerebral structures and blood acido-basic equilibrium were used as criteria. It was concluded that cysteamine and A.E.T. had a pronounced radioprotective action on central nervous system. Arousal was normal. Radiation induced hyperexcitability was reduced. Blood acido-basic equilibrium modifications did not appear to play an important role in radiation induced cerebral hyperexcitability

  8. LANL Institutional Decision Support By Process Modeling and Analysis Group (AET-2)

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    Booth, Steven Richard [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2016-04-04

    AET-2 has expertise in process modeling, economics, business case analysis, risk assessment, Lean/Six Sigma tools, and decision analysis to provide timely decision support to LANS leading to continuous improvement. This capability is critical during the current tight budgetary environment as LANS pushes to identify potential areas of cost savings and efficiencies. An important arena is business systems and operations, where processes can impact most or all laboratory employees. Lab-wide efforts are needed to identify and eliminate inefficiencies to accomplish Director McMillan’s charge of “doing more with less.” LANS faces many critical and potentially expensive choices that require sound decision support to ensure success. AET-2 is available to provide this analysis support to expedite the decisions at hand.

  9. 5-Androstene-3β,7β,17β-triol (β-AET slows thermal injury induced osteopenia in mice: relation to aging and osteoporosis.

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    Ajay K Malik

    Full Text Available 5-Androstene-3β,7β,17β-triol (β-AET, an active metabolite of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA, reversed glucocorticoid (GC-induced suppression of IL-6, IL-8 and osteoprotegerin production by human osteoblast-like MG-63 cells and promoted osteoblast differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs. In a murine thermal injury model that includes glucocorticoid-induced osteopenia, β-AET significantly (p<0.05 preserved bone mineral content, restored whole body bone mineral content and endochondral growth, suggesting reversal of GC-mediated decreases in chondrocyte proliferation, maturation and osteogenesis in the growth plate. In men and women, levels of β-AET decline with age, consistent with a role for β-AET relevant to diseases associated with aging. β-AET, related compounds or synthetic derivatives may be part of effective therapeutic strategies to accelerate tissue regeneration and prevent or treat diseases associated with aging such as osteoporosis.

  10. Characterization of an acidification and equalization tank (AET operating as a primary treatment of swine liquid effluent

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    Fabrício Motteran

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This work evaluated the potential of the acidification equalization tank (AET used as a primary treatment unit, treating the hog farming wastewater. The treatment system consisted of a degritter with a triangular-notch weir, for measuring the flow, a static sieve, and an acidification and equalization tank (AET, an anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR, an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB reactor, a settling tank, a greenhouse for fertirrigation and two infiltration ponds. The AET had a net capacity of 8,000 liters, internally covered with asphalt blanket, worked based on surface loading rates application. The unit operated continuously, with its flow varying from 0.1 to 10 L s-1. To determine the efficiency, the following parameters were measured: pH; COD; BOD; volatile and fixed solids; settleable solids; total, intermediate and partial alkalinity and total acidity. The COD removal varied from 5 to 20%. The average pH was 7.3 and the total, intermediate and partial alkalinity in the effluent, were 1919, 846, 1197 mg L-1, respectively. The total acidity in the effluent was 34 mg L-1. The influent and effluent total BOD and oil & grease concentrations were 3436 and 3443 mg L-1, and 415 and 668 mg L-1, respectively. It was found that the AET worked properly concerning the acidification, equalization and sedimentation processes, confirming low cost of implementation and easy operation, when compared to other traditional decanters.

  11. Radioprotective effectiveness and toxicity of ATP, AET and serotonin applied individually or simultaneously to mice. Pt. 3

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    The work reported was done as part of an intensive investigation on toxic and radioprotection properties of three substances, ATP, AET and serotonin, administered singly or in combination to mice, with a view to identifying optimal dose ratios for cocktails. Male C57BL mice were exposed to 850R X-rays (LD100/11) following pretreatment with drug pairs at various dose ratios. Thirty-day survival was scored. For ATP-AET, protection increased with the amount of ATP in the combination; this pair was found to be most effective at an ATP-to-AET ratio of 11:1. A similar trend was observed with ATP-Serotonin, though only up to a certain ATP level beyond which no further increase in protective effect were produced; the most favorable ratio was of 24:1. A maximum synergistic action was displayed by the AET-Serotonin pair as compared to the other two pairs; its best ratio was of 4:1. Using probit analysis, a number of PD50 (protectant dose affording 50% survival in lethal irradiation) values were estimated for the three pairs of protective agents. (orig.)

  12. Pankur poris / Aet Annist

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    Annist, Aet

    2008-01-01

    Autor annab ülevaate ajalehe Financial Times kolumnisti Gillian Tetti artiklist, kus räägitakse sellest, et tänases pangandusettevõtete segaduses maksab jälgida ka panganduse esindajate kui professionaalse grupi enesekehtestamist ja selle läbikukkumist. Vt. ka Financial Times, 18.01.2008

  13. Radioprotection of whole-body gamma irradiation induced alterations in lipid metabolism of liver and plasma by AET (S-2, aminoethyl isothiuronium Br. H. Br.) and serotonin in rats

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    Radioprotective effect of AET, serotonin and their mixture has been studied on liver and plasma lipid metabolism 24 hrs and 48 hrs after irradiation in fasted male rats. AET and serotonin both gave significant radioprotection to certain liver and plasma lipid components, but the mixture of the two afforded a better protection. The non-radioprotection of plasma NEFA, phospholipids and phosphatidyl choline levels by serotonin observed in irradiated rats was because serotonin itself raised the levels of these lipids in control rats. Serotonin alone or in mixture effectively protected the radiation-induced increased incorporation of NaH232PO4 into liver phospholipids. Mixture of AET and serotonin failed to protect the increased incorporation of aceae-1-14-C into liver total fatty acids and cholesterol, but it prevented this increased incorporation into liver triglycerides and phospholipids. (orig.)

  14. Turvalisuse sotsiaalsed mehhanismid / Aet Annist

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    Annist, Aet, 1973-

    2005-01-01

    Autori hinnangul peaks heaolu ja turvalisuse tagamine olema kõigi ühiskonnaelus osalevate isikute ja rühmade ühine mure ning erinevaid lahendusi suudab kõige paremini korraldada riik oma demokraatlike institutsioonidega

  15. Planeerimine Fordi nimel / Aet Annist

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    Annist, Aet

    2007-01-01

    Püüe muuta planeerimisega inimeste käitumist on sageli juba ette läbikukkumisele määratud. Näiteks toodud 1960. aastatel rajatud Milton Keynesi rattateede võrgustikuga aedlinn, kus elanikud kasutavad peamiselt autosid, nõukogude võimu ajal püstitatud köögita elamud, Rio de Janeiro slummielanikele isetekkeliste hüttide asemele püstitatud korterelamud, kus elamistingimused halvenesid

  16. Flat roof integration. CPT solar (AET IV)

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    Chianese, D.; Pola, I.; Bernasconi, A.; Bura, E.; Cereghetti, N.; Realini, A.; Pasinelli, P.; Rioggi, S.

    2007-11-15

    This illustrated final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at a 15.4 kWp solar power installation in Trevano, Switzerland, that features flexible amorphous silicon triple-junction modules, mounted nearly horizontally and directly laminated to flexible polyolefin membranes that form the covering of a flat roof. The main objective of this study was to verify in which order of magnitude the better thermal behaviour of amorphous silicon cells can compensate for losses due to the quasi-horizontal roof integration (lower irradiation and higher reflection), and thus be competitive in the flat roof construction and refurbishment markets. The modules used and their characteristics are described. Performance, temperature levels and energy-production are reviewed for the panels of the installation. The performance of the inverter used is also reviewed. Data on temperatures and production are presented in graphical form and optical losses are examined.

  17. Ostame maja! / Kersti Pikk, Aet Piel, Piret Tali

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    Pikk, Kersti

    2007-01-01

    Võrreldakse kolme eramut - Pirital, Viimsis (Arhitektuuriagentuur OÜ - arhitektid Inga Raukas, Toomas Tammis, Karli Luik ja Renee Puusepp) ja Harku vallas Vatslas. Lk. Oberhausi kinnisvaraspetsialisti Ene Arro kommentaar

  18. Päev, mil sa midagi ei ostnud / Aet Annist

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    Annist, Aet

    1999-01-01

    Kuus aastat on Kalle Lasni juhitud organisatsiooni Media Foundations, teinud tarbimisvastast reklaami ja kutsunud tähistama 26. nov.-t ostuvaba päevana. Algselt ameerika ostjaskonnale suunatud üleskutse on jõudnud ülejäänud tarbimisühiskondadeni. Ajakirjast 'Ethical Consumerism', mis kogub kirjeldusi Täiesti Mittevajalikest Asjust (TYNKYNS) ning lisab sapiseid soovitusi nende omandajatele

  19. Põhjatäht / Aet Süvari

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    Süvari, Aet, 1977-

    2004-01-01

    Soome näitleja Peter Franzen, kelle kehastada on korrumpeerunud politseiinspektori roll filmis "Täna öösel me ei maga". Ka teistest näitleja filmirollidest. Lisaks ülevaade "Teisi välismaa staare Eesti filmides"

  20. XXI sajandi vaipa otsides / Aet Ollisaar, Vaike Reemann

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    Ollisaar, Aet, 1966-

    2008-01-01

    Eesti Rahva Muuseumi 100. aastapäevale pühendatud vaibakonkursi I etapi võitjad: Reet Talimaa ("Aja kiri"), Signe Kivi ("Igavikuline Eestimaa"), Anu Raud ("Kogujad"), Kaire Tali ("Spiraal"), Monika Järg ("Vöööö"). Konkursi II etapis valitakse teostatav juubelivaip

  1. "Uus Talsinki" töötuba / Aet Ader

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    Ader, Aet, 1985-

    2015-01-01

    7.-9. septembrini 2015.a. toimus Tallinnas Eesti ja Soome arhitektide ühistuba, kus visioneeriti, kuidas tulevane Tallinna-Helsingi kiirühendus rongitunneli kaudu hakkab mõjutama Tallinna linnaruumi. Ühistoa töös osalesid: Yoko Alender, Raul Kalvo ja Studio Puisto, Novarc Group ja Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen, Sweco Projekt ja LUO Architects, Stuudio Tallinn ja Kaleidoscope, Arhitektuuribüroo Pluss ja Futudesign

  2. Jänkuonu rahapada ja seda ohustavad tegurid / Aet Annist

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    Annist, Aet

    2007-01-01

    Eestis toimunud muutuste tagajärjel on inimsuhetesse tekkinud seni täiesti võõras asümmeetrilisus, ebavõrdsus, mille seletamiseks, õigustamiseks ja heakskiitmiseks puuduvad kultuurilised vahendid. Kultuurides, kus ebavõrdsus on normiks, leevendatakse seda vertikaalse ja horisontaalse solidaarsuse kaudu. Võrdsust normiks pidavates kultuurides aga mäekõrgust edu ei aktsepteerita ja edukas ei toeta enamasti vaeseid. Autor uuris välisrahastatud arenguprogrammi käigus 2002-2004. a. kahes Eesti külas toimunud muutusi ning katset taasluua sotsiaalset kapitali

  3. AET III 100 kWp photovoltaic installation in Riazzino - Results of monitoring; Monitoraggio dell'impianto PV da 100 kWp AET III a Riazzino

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    Rezzonico, S.; Bura, E.

    2005-07-01

    This final report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a monitoring project that monitored the performance of the 100 kWp, grid-connected photovoltaic installation in Riazzino in southern Switzerland. The original installation, dating from 1992, was refurbished with three new inverters and new cabling. The results of a three-year monitoring project are presented and discussed. Figures are presented on the plant's power production, which illustrate the improved performance of the new inverters. Further investigations made on the power ratings of the modules and the results of infrared examination are discussed.

  4. Kuulsatel vutimeeskondadel napib raha ja võlad aina kasvavad / Aet Süvari

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    Süvari, Aet, 1977-

    2010-01-01

    UEFA juht Michel Platini tahab, et jalgpalliklubides lõppeks raharaiskamine ning hiigelvõlgade hinnaga mängijate soetamine. 2012. aasta hooajast kuni 2014. aastani pole Euroopa jalgpalliklubidel enam lubatud n.-ö. registreerida suuremat kahjumit kui 45 mln. eurot. USA jalgpalliklubides kehtib palgalimiit. Inglise klubi Liverpool, Manchester Unitedi jt. laenukoormast

  5. Keha võõras nahas ehk antropoloogiline eksperimentalism / Aet Annist

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    Annist, Aet

    2009-01-01

    Eksperimentidest kunstis ja antropoloogias. Kristina Normani kunstiprojektist kuldse pronkssõduriga ja Ameerika valge ajakirjaniku John H. Griffini eksperimendist veeta kuus nädalat mustanahalisena USA lõunaosariikides

  6. Kristjan Port: dopinguproovi võtjad ei kiusa mitte kedagi / intervjueerinud Aet Süvari

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    Port, Kristjan, 1960-

    2011-01-01

    Sihtasutuse Eesti Antidoping nõukogu liige, Tallinna ülikooli terviseteaduste ja spordi instituudi direktor dotsent Kristjan Port selgitab intervjuus sportlastelt dopinguproovide võtmise protsessist, ka Andrus Veerpalult dopinguproovi võtmisest

  7. Sise- ja rahvusvaheline tasakaal / Ragnar Nurkse ; tõlk. Aet Ringborg

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    Nurkse, Ragnar

    2004-01-01

    Keynesi majandusteooriast, rahvatulu ja väliskaubanduse seose multiplikaatoranalüüsist, tööhõivepoliitikast avatud majanduses ja selle rahvusvahelisest koordineerimisest, majanduslikust natsionalismist, rahvusvahelisest valuutapoliitikast ja multilateraalsest kaubandusest. Vt. ka: Kalev Kukk. Kes oli ja on Ragnar Nurkse? Ülevaade eesti soost majandusteadlase Ragnar Nurkse (1907-1959) elukäigust

  8. Tüüpmaja = Modular house / Kalle Komissarov, Aet Ader, Grete Soosalu ...[jt.

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    2010-01-01

    Artikli tagamõte on rehabiliteerida tööstuslikult toodetavaid tüüpseid eramaju eesti arhitektide silmis, avada tüüpmaja mõistet erinevates arhitektuuri sisuliselt puudutavates teemades: arhitektuurne keskkond, arhitekuurse tüübi määratlus, kohandatavus, modulaarsus ja tootmine, arhitekti roll ja kuvand

  9. Kristjan Port kaalub Veerpalu juhtumis kuriteoteate esitamist / Kristjan Pihl, Aet Süvari

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    Pihl, Kristjan

    2014-01-01

    Maailma antidopingu agentuuri otsus teha kasvuhormooni proovide piirmäärades vigadeparandus võib anda põhjuse algatada Andrus Veerpalu dopingujuhtumi kohta kriminaalmenetlus. Selgitusi jagab Eesti antidopingu nõukogu liige Kristjan Port

  10. Maailma jalgpallis valitseb nooruslik uljus / Aet Süvari, Veiko Visnapuu

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    Süvari, Aet, 1977-

    2007-01-01

    Täna õhtul selgub Zürichis rahvusvahelise jalgpalliliidu FIFA galaõhtul, kes on 2007. aasta parim jalgpallur. Sõelale on jäänud kolm meest - Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, Lionel Andres Messi ja Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite

  11. Kas eelkoolides "drillitud" laste tulevik on ikka nii heleroosa? / refereerija Aet Karolin

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    Karolin, Aet

    2016-01-01

    Mõtteid ja seisukohti laste kooliks ettevalmistamisest biopsühholoogiadoktor Peter Gray raamatu "Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life" põhjal

  12. Miski on mäda, ehk kõik valed Hamletist / Aet Süvari

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    Süvari, Aet, 1977-

    2000-01-01

    Autor võtteplatsil toimuvat jälgimas : Ilmar Raag väntab Saaremaal Hamleti-teemalist ingliskeelset mängufilmi inglise näitlejatega esialgse pealkirjaga "Miski on riigis mäda ehk Kogu vale Hamletist" ("Something is Rotten or All the Lie About Hamlet"). Filmi operaator on Madis Mihkelsoo ja kunstnik Liina Unt

  13. Kas Euroopa saab Euroopaks? / Timothy Garton Ash ; tõlk. Aet Varik

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    Garton Ash, Timothy, 1955-

    2002-01-01

    3. aprillil 1996 peetud Sanford S. Elbergi nim. loeng California Ülikooli (Berkeley) Rahvusvaheliste Uuringute Instituudis. Euroopa määratlus enne 1945. aastat, 1945-1989, külma sõja järgsel perioodil ja tänapäeval

  14. Analysis of AET and yield predictions under surface and buried drip irrigation systems using the Crop Model PILOTE and Hydrus-2D

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    Mailhol, J.C.; Ruelle, P.; Walser, S; Schutze, N.; Dejean, C.

    2011-01-01

    Innovative irrigation solutions have to face water scarcity problems affecting the Mediterranean countries. Generally, surface (DI) or subsurface drip irrigation systems (SDI) have the ability to increase water productivity (WP). But the question about their possible utilisation for crops such as corn would merit to be analysed using an appropriate economic tool. The latter would be necessary based on the utilisation of a modelling approach to identify the optimal irrigation strategy associat...

  15. Omaniku näoga Merirahu galeriimaja / Risto Kozer

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    Kozer, Risto

    2012-01-01

    Arhitekt Toivo Tammiku (AD Ansambel) projekteeritud eramust Merirahus. Kaasautor Kadri Randoja (AD Ansambel). Sisearhitektid Aet Grigorjev ja Aet Piel. Projekt: 2005, valmis: 2011/2012. Toivo Tammiku kommentaar

  16. 驾驶员情绪状态对驾驶决策的Logistic回归分析%Logistic Regression Analysis of Driver's EmotionalSt aet tot heD riving Decisions

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    梁超; 陈晓晨

    2014-01-01

    Objective To analyze predict effects of the emotional state of the driver on driving decisions .Methods Using the Iowa Gambling Task to classify the driver's decision-making,the emotional state examination(POMS)questionnaire to survey drivers,and pre-dicted the effects of different types of decisions on the emotional state of the driver by logistic regression analysis .Results ①Positive e-motions and negative emotions predicted different types of driving decisions (χ2 =50.639,df=2,P<0.05).(2)Driving experience,gen-der as moderators predicted different types of driving decisions (χ2 =23.811,df=8,P<0.01).Conclusion ① In POMS,the higher the score the positive emotional state ,the lower the score the negative emotional state of the driver ,the types of decisions are more adven-turous;②When taking into account gender and driving experience ,types of decisions are more affected by negative emotional states and novice women's positive emotional state .%目的:分析驾驶员的情绪特征对驾驶决策的预测作用。方法采用爱荷华赌博任务对驾驶员进行决策类型的分类,情绪状态量表测量驾驶员的情绪状态,通过Logistic回归分析预测情绪状态对不同决策类型驾驶员的影响。结果①积极情绪与消极情绪对不同类型的驾驶决策具有预测作用(χ2=50.639,df=2,P<0.05);②驾龄、性别作为调节变量对不同类型驾驶决策具有预测作用(χ2=23.811,df=8,P<0.01)。结论①在情绪状态量表中,积极情绪状态得分越高,消极情绪状态得分越低的驾驶员,决策类型是勇于冒险的可能性更大;②当考虑到性别与驾龄时,决策类型更多的受到新手消极情绪状态和女性积极情绪状态的影响。

  17. Comparative characteristics of the radioprotective effect of some radioprotectors on chromosomal changes in human peripheral blood

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    Comparative in vitro study of the radioprotective capabilities of the preparation Adeturon and its constituting ptotectors (AET and ATF-2Na) and the mechanical mixture of AET and ATF-2Na on radiation injury to hereditary structures of peripheral human blood lymphocytes was carried out. To this end, 15 minutes before irradiation the whole peripheral human blood was added 200 mcg/ml AET, 550 mcg/ml ATF-2Na, mechanical combination of 542 mcg/ml ATF-2Na and 245 mcg/ml AET, respectively Adeturon in a dose of 550 mcg/ml. The quantitative proportions between AET and ATF-2Na in the mechanical mixture, respectively when administered alone, were the same as in Adeturon. Cytogenetic analysis of metaphase figures was carried out after 51 hours' cultivation. It was found that AET and the mechanical combination had no radioprotective effect upon irradiation with 93 rad. Only Adeturone displayed a distinct radioprotective effect to this dose. The radioprotective effect of AET to gamma-irradiation with doses from 188 to 372 rad was the same as that of the mechanical combination. After irradiation with 558 rad the radioprotective effect of the mechanical combination was inferior to that of AET alone. ATF-2Na, administered alone or in combination with AET, produced no radioprotective effect. Highest were the radioprotective capabilities of Adeturone. For the different chromosomal injuries its radioprotective effect was from 1.6 to 4.7 times higher than that of AET or the mechanical mixture of AET and ATF-2Na. It is therefore concluded that the radioprotective effect of Adeturone is a consequence of molecular binding between AET and ATF-2Na. (A.B.)

  18. Frequency of Combined Resistance and Aerobic Training in Older Women

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    Fisher, Gordon; McCarthy, John P.; Zuckerman, Paul A.; Bryan, David R.; Bickel, C. Scott; Hunter, Gary R.

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the optimal frequency of combined aerobic and resistance training for improving muscular strength (MS), cardiovascular fitness (CF), and functional tasks (FTs) in women older than 60 years. Sixty-three women were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 exercise training groups. Group 1 performed 1 resistance exercise training (RET) and 1 aerobic exercise training (AET) session per week (AET/RET 1 × wk−1); group 2 performed 2 RET and 2 AET sessions per week (AET/RET ...

  19. [Sisearhitektide kujundatud vannitoad

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    2007-01-01

    Renoveeritud korteri vannituba (Soho Fond). Aet Pieli projekteeritud vannituba eramu teise korruse fuajees. Pille Taela projekteeritud minimalistlikus stiilis vannituba 1930. aastate funktsionalistlikus eramus. 11 ill

  20. Prognostic parameters for acute esophagus toxicity in Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy and concurrent chemotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer

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    Background and purpose: The aim of this study was to correlate clinical and dosimetric variables with acute esophageal toxicity (AET) following Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) with concurrent chemotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In addition, timeline of AET was reported. Material and methods: 153 patients with locally advanced NSCLC treated with 66 Gy/2.75 Gy/24 fractions of radiotherapy and concurrent daily low dose cisplatin were selected. Medical records and treatments of these patients were retrospectively reviewed. Maximum AET grade ⩾2 and maximum grade 3 were the endpoints of this study. Dates for onset, maximum and recovery (to baseline) of AET were reported. Univariate and multivariate analysis were applied to correlate clinical, tumor, dosimetric and chemotherapy dose variables to AET grade ⩾2 and grade 3. Results: AET grade 2 occurred in 37% and grade 3 in 20% of the patients. The median onset of AET was around day 15 for all grades. The median onset of the maximum grade was day 30 for both grades 2 and 3. The median duration was 43 days for grade 1, 50 days for grade 2 and >80 days for grade 3. Of the grade 3 AET patients, 48% recovered within 3 months. Esophagus V50, ethnic background, and the number of cisplatin administrations were significantly correlated with grade 3 AET. Conclusions: For NSCLC patients treated with concurrent chemotherapy and IMRT A higher number of cisplatin administrations, non-Caucasian background and higher V50oes were associated with grade 3 AET. The median onset of AET grade 3 is 15 days after the start of treatment, maximized at day 30, with a median duration of >80 days

  1. Modulation of circulating angiogenic factors and tumor biology by aerobic training in breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

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    Jones, Lee W; Fels, Diane R; West, Miranda; Allen, Jason D; Broadwater, Gloria; Barry, William T; Wilke, Lee G; Masko, Elisabeth; Douglas, Pamela S; Dash, Rajesh C; Povsic, Thomas J; Peppercorn, Jeffrey; Marcom, P Kelly; Blackwell, Kimberly L; Kimmick, Gretchen; Turkington, Timothy G; Dewhirst, Mark W

    2013-09-01

    Aerobic exercise training (AET) is an effective adjunct therapy to attenuate the adverse side-effects of adjuvant chemotherapy in women with early breast cancer. Whether AET interacts with the antitumor efficacy of chemotherapy has received scant attention. We carried out a pilot study to explore the effects of AET in combination with neoadjuvant doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide (AC+AET), relative to AC alone, on: (i) host physiology [exercise capacity (VO2 peak), brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (BA-FMD)], (ii) host-related circulating factors [circulating endothelial progenitor cells (CEP) cytokines and angiogenic factors (CAF)], and (iii) tumor phenotype [tumor blood flow ((15)O-water PET), tissue markers (hypoxia and proliferation), and gene expression] in 20 women with operable breast cancer. AET consisted of three supervised cycle ergometry sessions/week at 60% to 100% of VO2 peak, 30 to 45 min/session, for 12 weeks. There was significant time × group interactions for VO2 peak and BA-FMD, favoring the AC+AET group (P blood flow in the AC+AET group. There were no differences in any tumor tissue markers (P > 0.05). Whole-genome microarray tumor analysis revealed significant differential modulation of 57 pathways (P < 0.01), including many that converge on NF-κB. Data from this exploratory study provide initial evidence that AET can modulate several host- and tumor-related pathways during standard chemotherapy. The biologic and clinical implications remain to be determined. PMID:23842792

  2. Cloning and transcription profiling of trypsin in Aedes taeniorhynchus (Diptera: Culicdae)

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    The cDNA of a trypsin gene from Aedes (Ochlerotatus) taeniorhynchus (Weidemann) was cloned and sequenced. THe full-length mRNA sequence (874 bp_ for trypsin from Ae.taeniorhynchus (AetTryp_ was obtained which encodes an open reading frame of 717 bp (i.e., 239 aa). To detect whether AetTryp is develo...

  3. Identification and transcription profiling of Trypsin in Aedes taeniorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae): Developmental regulation, blood feeding, and Permethrin exposure

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    The cDNA of a trypsin gene from Aedes (Ochlerotatus) taeniorhynchus (Weidemann) was cloned and sequenced. The full-length mRNA sequence (874 bp) for trypsin from Ae. taeniorhynchus (AetTryp) was obtained which encodes an open reading frame of 717 bp (i.e., 239 aa). To detect whether AetTryp is devel...

  4. Eesti põrsad Hiinas / Janno Roos

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    Roos, Janno, 1976-

    2009-01-01

    Shanghai EXPO Eesti paviljoni konkursi võidutööst "Savecity.org". Võidutöö autorid Illimar Truverk AET-Arhitektid, Priit Hamer AET-Arhitektid, Janno Roos Ruumilabor, Andres Labi Ruumilabor, Ionel Lehari Identity, Kristian Paljasma Identity, Meelis Opmann Identity ja Maret Põldre Identity

  5. Professionalisation processes among adult educators

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    Milana, Marcella; Larson, Anne

    2011-01-01

    and strategies, especially in Denmark and Sweden. The fi nal common trend is a tendency that most courses and programmes for adult educators are targeted people already working within the field or people interested in a career shift. Very few options exist in the three countries for initial qualifi cation prior......In light of the increased interest in adult education and training (AET) in the EU as well as in national policy, the article looks into policy and practice when it comes to the professionalisation of those responsible for providing the AET – the adult educators. The article takes its theoretical...... is an increase in the provision of AET. A second is a tendency for official requirements for teaching adults to be higher in general and vocational AET than in liberal AE. Also, in spite of the huge interest in AET, qualification of adult educators seems to be a non-issue in the analysed policy papers...

  6. Studies on the preparation of prophylactic and therapeutic compounds for radiation injury

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    Preparations of cysteamine (MEA), Sodiumhydrogen S-(2-Aminoethyl) Phosphorothioate (WR-638), S-2-(w-Aminopropylamino) ethyl Dihydrogen phosphorothioate (WR-2721) and S, 2-Amino-ethylisothiuronium Bromide. HBr (AET) were studied with views of ascertaining reaction conditions and related technological parameters which were not clearly reported in relevant literatures. Laboratory procedure of extracting l-cystine from human hairs was studied and the extraction scheme was established. Using ICR mouse as the testing animal, prepared compounds and mixtures of them were checked for their drug toxicity which revealed some toxic effects in cases of MEA, AET, a mixture of MEA and AET, and mixture of MEA and WR-638, whereas it revealed no toxicity in cases of WR-638 and a mixture of WR-638 and AET. Administering prepared compounds and mixtures of them intraperitoneally in the mouse 15 minutes prior to irradiation, the survival ratio of irradiated mouse was checked after being raised for 30 days and it was found that all tested compounds and mixtures could show 100% survival ratio under 950 R gamma-ray dose. DRF of these compounds and mixtures was surveyed and the following tendencies of DRF of these compounds and mixtures were observed;i.e. 2.0-2.5 for AET, -2.0 for WR-638, and 2.5-3.0 for the mixtures of WR-638 and AET. The mixture of WR-638 and AET had thus shown an additive ratio protective effect. (Author)

  7. Distribution of 14C-tryptophan and its incorporation into the central nervous system of rats pretreated with radioprotector and exposed to irradiation

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    The distribution in the organs of the labelled serotonin precursor 14C-L-tryptophan was studied after its administration in radioprotective dose, i.e. 1 mmolxkg-1 AET, and lethal dose of ionizing radiation, and after AET pretreatment and irradiation. The distribution in the spleen, liver and kidneys changes under the effect of the AET. The lethal dose of radiation increases the amount of labelled material in each organ except the kidneys, while after pretreatment with radioprotector these values were increased less. The biosynthesis and metabolism of serotonin.from 14C-L-tryptophan in the brain under the above conditions were also examined. (author)

  8. Stiilne avarus / Aita Kivi

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    Kivi, Aita, 1954-

    2004-01-01

    Angelika ja Meelis Maalmanni perekonna korter (93 mø) Rannamõisa teel asuvas ridaelamus. Uue plaanilahenduse ja sisekujunduse autor Aet Piel. Ill.: 8 vaadet, korteri plaan enne ja nüüd. A. ja M. Maalmanni kommentaarid

  9. 21. X avati Kaunase kunstibiennaal "Textile 2005"

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    2005-01-01

    Eestist osalevad Mare Kelpmann, Marika Kööbi, Aet Ollisaar, Kadi Pajupuu, Ludmilla Svarzhevska, Hanna Tiidus, Helen Kauksi, Krista Leesi, Aune Taamal, Erika Tammpere, Milvi Thalheim ja Erle Võsa-Tangsoo

  10. Tagahoovi elluäratamine : TTÜ Kuressaare kolledži väikelaevaehituse kompetentsikeskus = Awakening a backyard to new life : The ship model testing basin for the Tallinn University of Technology`s Small Craft Competence Centre in Kuressaare / Hanne

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    Koppel, Hannes

    2014-01-01

    TTÜ Kuressaare kolledži väikelaevaehituse kompetentsikeskuse katsebasseinihoone arhitektuurist. Arhitektid: Aet Ader, Mari Hunt, Kadri Klementi, Kalle Komissarov, Lembit-Laur Stöör. Projekt: 2011-2014. Valmis: 2014

  11. Protective effect of adeturone on protein assimilation in the gastro-intestinal tract following acute X-irradiation

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    The effect of adeturone and AET on the process of assimilation of food stuffs in the gastro-intestinal tract and possibilities for its protection from radiation injury were studied. Comparative assessment of the protective capabilities of adeturone and AET on the process of protein hydrolysis and absorption in the gastro-intestinal tract and the loss of serum proteins in the small intestines in acute X-irradiation revealed that the two radioprotectors adeturone and AET, being chemical agents, induce almost identical and transient changes in the absorption of protein hydrolysis products in the gastro-intestinal tract. These changes seem to have no aggravating effect on the course of radiation injury. In comparison with AET, adeturone exerts superior radioprotective effect on the processes studied, following exposure to a lethal X-ray dose of 800 r. (author)

  12. Non-destructive methods are useful for detecting any kind of corrosion

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    Non-destructive methods are used to detect and follow the evolution of corrosion. The right method to use depends on the type of corrosion we want to study and on the conditions in which the control is performed. The acoustic emission testing (AET) is one of the most promising. Uniform corrosion and localized corrosion can be studied by AET and technologies based on AET are being developed to control the state of pressure vessels or of gas or liquid containers. Other fields of applications are under investigation: the control of the propagation of fissures generated by stress corrosion or by hydrogen embrittlement or by corrosion fatigue. The CETIM (technical center of mechanic industries) has realized a database that gathers all the work made concerning AET and the detection of corrosion. (A.C.)

  13. Maja ja märgid = A house and signs / Jarmo Kauge

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    Kauge, Jarmo

    2013-01-01

    2013. a. valminud eramust - Elevandimaja - Maardus. Autor Vilen Künnapu. Arhitektuur: AB Künnapu & Padrik. Sisekujundus: Aet Seire, Vilen Künnapu. Elevandiskulptuur: Vambola Mets, Vilen Künnapu. Ruume kaunistavad August Künnapu maalid

  14. Arlecchino räägib legendaarse võrgutaja tõelise loo / Anneli Sihvart

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    Sihvart, Anneli, 1964-

    2011-01-01

    Itaalia maskiteatri Pantakin Company etendus "L'Arlecchino don Giovanni" veekarnevalil Admiraliteedi basseini juures 17. juulil 2011. Pantakin Company'st, mis loodi Veneetsias 1995. a., hoidmaks elavana commedia dell'aete ja maskiteatri traditsioone

  15. Peterburi ärimehe paleed ähvardab lammutamine / Tiiu Põld

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    Põld, Tiiu, 1945-

    2001-01-01

    Peterburi ärimees Alehhan Albohhadzhijev laskis ilma projekti ja ehitusloata ehitada Piritale endale maja, mille pind on kolm korda lubatust suurem. Arhitekt Aare Uukado. Detailplaneeringu mõõtja arhitekt Aet Pikk.

  16. Kamjo mööblikollektsioonid = Kamjo furniture collections

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    2011-01-01

    Sisearhitektide Hillar Männi (Link OÜ, A₃ OÜ) ja Aet Seire (A₃ OÜ) Rootsi firmale Kamjo disainitud magamistoakollektsioonidest. Kollektsioonid valmistatakse Eestis käsitööna. Loetletud sisearhitektide töid

  17. Neli Peret Hispaanias, tekstiilikunstnikest rääkimata / Katrin Pere

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    Pere, Katrin, 1952-

    1998-01-01

    9. - 12. märtsini Barcelonas ja Madridis toimunud European Textile Networki aastakonverentsist. Eestist osalesid : Lylian Meister, Lea Pruuli, Aet Ollisaar-Kalamees, Katrin Pere, Merike Männi, Aune Taamal, Anne Tootma, Signe Kivi, Peeter Pere

  18. Effects of Gamma Radiation on the concentration of 5 Hydroxy L Tryptophan and 5 Hydroxytryptamine in presence of Radioprotector in Sprague Dawley Rats

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    S. N. Upadhyay

    1997-07-01

    Full Text Available The result of variation of 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan (HT and S-hydroxytryptamine (S-HT in different tissues of control and gamma-irradiated Sprague Dawley rats with and without a radioprotector Beeta-amino-ethylisothiuronium bromide hydrobromide (AET combination e.g. (HT + AET have been studied. The retention of HT, in the tissues studied, decreased after lethal dose (10.5 Gy but for 5-HT, no such trend was observed after incorporation of HT + AET. A slight tendency of both metabolites to come back to control level was also observed for Sprague Dawley rats. In urine, concentration of HT was less compared to 5-HT with a lethal dose (10.5 Gy. After incorporation of HT + AET the turnover rate of HT and 5-HT were found to be maximum when it was injected through intraperitoneal route.

  19. A million trees for joining Europe / Aleksei Gunter

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    Gunter, Aleksei, 1979-

    2004-01-01

    Mai esimesel nädalal istutavad laulu- ja tantsupeost osavõtjad ligikaudu miljon uut puuistikut. Kommentaarid metsaistutamise eestvedajatelt, Eesti Laulu- ja Tantsupeo Fondi esinaiselt Aet Maateelt ja EL-i infosekretariaadi juhilt Hannes Rummilt

  20. Studies on acrylated epoxydised triglyceride resin-co-butyl methacrylate towards the development of biodegradable pressure sensitive adhesives.

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    David, S Begila; Sathiyalekshmi, K; Gnana Raj, G Allen

    2009-12-01

    The potential chemical utility of Soya bean oil for the preparation of novel biodegradable polymeric pressure sensitive adhesive has been investigated. Epoxy resin was prepared through in situ epoxidation of Soya bean oil under controlled reaction conditions. Acrylated epoxidised triglyceride resin (AET resin) and copolymer of AET resin with butyl methacrylate were prepared and evaluated. Higher the concentration of butyl methacrylate higher is the degree of copolymerization of AET resin with butyl methacrylate. An optimum concentration of AET resin with butyl methacrylate (100 : 0.40) yields favourable shear holding time and peel strength to qualify as pressure sensitive adhesive. The candidate PSA formulation is biodegradable with antimicrobial activity against gram positive S. aureus ATCC 25923. PMID:18584126

  1. Assessing spatiotemporal variation in actual evapotranspiration for semi-arid watersheds in northwest China: Evaluation of two complementary-based methods

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    Matin, Mir A.; Bourque, Charles P.-A.

    2013-04-01

    SummaryWater vapor generated locally by actual evapotranspiration (AET) is important both to the recycling of water regionally and to the long term sustainability of desert-oases in the semi-arid-to-arid region of northwest (NW) China. An accurate assessment of AET is central to describing the hydrologic status of watersheds. Conventional methods of estimating AET from meteorological point data are generally not appropriate for regions with high spatial variability, particularly with respect to landcover and topography. Insufficient monitoring stations make it particularly difficult to estimate AET that is spatially representative of large areas. The objective of this study was to estimate spatially-distributed monthly AET for a complex landscape, consisting of deserts, oases, and mountains, with climate and landcover data generated primarily from remote sensing (RS) data. In this study, we used two complementary relationship (CR)-based methods to estimate monthly reference evapotranspiration (ETo) and AET over a 10-year period (2000-2009) for two large watersheds in NW China. In evaluating the performance of CR-based methods, we compared point-estimates of ETo and AET generated with the two methods (generated either by using climate-station data or by extracting point-estimates from end products produced from RS-data) against (i) climate-station-based estimates of ETo calculated with the FAO Penman-Monteith (P-M) equation and from pan-evaporation data, and (ii) geographically-corresponding point-estimates of AET extracted from the MODIS global product of AET (MOD16) recently developed by Mu et al. (2011, Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 1781-1800). Point-extractions of AET from MOD16-products were the least representative, when compared to ETo and AET calculated with the other methods. Between CR-based methods, the Venturini et al. (2008, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 132-141) method provided the best comparison with ETo calculated with the P-M equation

  2. Vapor pressure deficit is as important as soil moisture in determining limitations to evapotranspiration during drought

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    Novick, K. A.; Williams, C. A.; Phillips, R.; Oishi, A. C.; Sulman, B. N.; Bohrer, G.; Ficklin, D. L.

    2015-12-01

    The decoupling between potential evapotranspiration (PET) and actual evapotranspiration (AET) is a useful metric to characterize ecosystem hydrologic stress. As hydrologic stress evolves, PET increases following increases in incident radiation and vapor pressure deficit (VPD). AET, on the other hand, remains stationary or decreases due to declines in surface conductance imposed by decreasing soil water and stomatal closure under high VPD. Historically, it has been difficult to quantify the extent to which soil moisture as compared to VPD ultimately limits AET during hydrologic stress. Part of this difficulty relates to the strong correlation between soil moisture and VPD at timescales over which hydrologic stress evolves (weekly to monthly). Further, while it is relatively easy to manipulate soil moisture in experimental settings, manipulating VPD is much more difficult. Recently, the proliferation of eddy covariance flux sites has produced a rich collection of AET observations at fine timescales (i.e. hourly to daily) over which VPD and soil moisture are more decoupled. In this study, we leverage such data to quantify the extent to which soil moisture versus VPD constrains AET in more than 25 Ameriflux sites spanning a wide climate gradient. We found that AET was most significantly limited by soil moisture in dry sites where the annual PET was much higher than precipitation. VPD limitations to AET dominated in wetter sites, but even among the driest sites, they were of similar magnitude to soil moisture limitations. Our results highlight the critical, if at time underappreciated, role of VPD in determining ecohydrological functioning during periods of hydrologic stress. We also leverage these results together with future projections for VPD, soil moisture, and other relevant meteorological drivers to explore the extent to which the coherence between VPD and soil moisture, and their relative importance for limiting AET, may shift under future climate conditions.

  3. Improvement of FAO-56 method for olive orchards through sequential assimilation of thermal infrared-based estimates of ET

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    Er Raki, S.; Chehbouni, Abdelghani; Hoedjes, J.; Ezzahar, J.; Duchemin, Benoît; Jacob, Frédéric

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this study is to use the FAO-56-based single crop coefficient approach to estimate actual evapotranspiration (AET) of an olive (Olea europaea L.) orchard in the Mediterranean semi arid region of Tensift-basin (central Morocco) during two consecutive growing seasons (2003 and 2004). The results showed that using crop coefficients K-c suggested by FAO-56 method yielded an AET overestimation by about 18% when compared against eddy covariance measurements. Therefore, the determination ...

  4. On the Downscaling of Actual Evapotranspiration Maps Based on Combination of MODIS and Landsat-Based Actual Evapotranspiration Estimates

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    Ramesh K. Singh; Senay, Gabriel B.; Naga M. Velpuri; Stefanie Bohms; James P. Verdin

    2014-01-01

    Downscaling is one of the important ways of utilizing the combined benefits of the high temporal resolution of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images and fine spatial resolution of Landsat images. We have evaluated the output regression with intercept method and developed the Linear with Zero Intercept (LinZI) method for downscaling MODIS-based monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) maps to the Landsat-scale monthly AET maps for the Colorado River Basin for 2010. We use...

  5. Variability in riparian zone potential and actual evapotranspiration in a 1st order agricultural catchment in Southern Ontario, Canada

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    English, M C; Smith, C.; R. M. Petrone

    2002-01-01

    Micrometeorological and hydrological measurements were made over one growing season using automatic weather stations and weighing lysimeters at several locations within a multiple land-use agricultural catchment in Southern Ontario. This paper compares modelled potential evapotranspiration (PET) and measured actual evapotranspiration (AET) values obtained from the soil weighing lysimeters, and determines the spatial variability in riparian zone AET in a multiple land-use agricultural watershe...

  6. Variability in riparian zone potential and actual evapotranspiration in a 1st order agricultural catchment in Southern Ontario, Canada

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    R. M. Petrone; Smith, C.; English, M C

    2005-01-01

    Micrometeorological and hydrological measurements were made over one growing season using automatic weather stations and weighing lysimeters at several locations within a multiple land-use agricultural catchment in Southern Ontario. This paper compares modelled potential evapotranspiration (PET) and measured actual evapotranspiration (AET) values obtained from the soil weighing lysimeters, and determines the spatial variability in riparian zone AET in a multiple land-use agr...

  7. A coupled remote sensing and the Surface Energy Balance based algorithms to estimate actual evapotranspiration over the western and southern regions of Saudi Arabia

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    Mahmoud, Shereif H.; Alazba, A. A.

    2016-07-01

    In countries with absolute water scarcity such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), large-scale actual evapotranspiration estimation is of great concern in water use practices. Herein, spatial and temporal distribution of actual evapotranspiration (AET) in the western and southern regions of KSA during 1992-2014 was estimated using the SEBAL model with field observations. Zonal statistics for each land use-cover type were also identified, in order to understand their effects on water consumption. In addition, daily and seasonal water consumption for major crops was computed. Results revealed a gradual increase in monthly AET values from January to April and subsequent decline from May to December. The maximum monthly AET values were observed for irrigated cropland in southwestern, central, and southeastern regions of Asir Province, central and southwestern regions of Al-Baha Province, central and the plains region of Jazan Province, southern portion of Makkah Province, and limited areas in the northern regions of Madinah Province. The annual AET ranged from 418.8 to 3442.3 mm yr-1. The normal distribution of mean annual AET values ranged from 717 to 1020 mm yr-1. Forty-two percent of the study area had an annual AET that ranged from 717 to 1020 mm yr-1. The second highest range of frequencies was concentrated around 1020-1322 mm yr-1, representing the majority of agricultural land. The consumptive water use of the different land cover types in study area indicated that irrigated cropland which occupied 14.6% of the study area had AET rates much higher than other land uses. Water bodies are the next highest, with forest and shrubland and sparse vegetation slightly lower, and very low AET rates from bare soil. Daily and seasonal water consumption of major cropping systems varied spatially depending on cropping practices and climatic conditions.

  8. Uued näitused Pärnus

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    1998-01-01

    Chaplini kunstikeskuses 26. nov.-st Heinz Valgu Lääne-Eesti vaibakollektsiooni näitus "Sängis", 28. nov.-st näitus "Vanaema ja tütretütar", kus esinevad vaibakunstnikud Ellen Hansen ja Aet Ollisaar. 88-aastane E. Hansen on välja pannud viimaste aastate loomingu, mis on inspireeritud peamiselt Juhan Liivi luulest. Kujundajad Heli Tuksam, Aet Ollisaar, Madis Liplap.

  9. Interaction of deoxyribonucleic acid with β-aminoethylisothiouronium bromide hydrobromide

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    AET gets converted to MEG and this conversion is facilitated in alkaline pH. Auxochromes like SH, -S-C=NH, NH3+ and H3N+-C (= NH)-NH are responsible for increased absorption and fluorescence with increase in alkalinity. AET binds with DNA (pH range 5.12-5.70 and 7.16-8.56). This binding is by charge neutralisation like NH3+,+H3N-C (=NH)-NH of AET with PO4-3 groups of DNA and ion condensation at the DNA-phosphate backbone by forming relatively stable disulphide radical anion. Effect of dose rate was observed for the complex AET:DNA 10:10 μg/ml (pH range 6.3 to 6.4) for 1.0 Gy and 2.5 Gy. But when the concentration ratio was 25:25μg/ml no such dose rate effect was observed. Up to 10 Gy there was no change in the position of absorption maximum and absorption intensity and fluorescence intensity. Analytical evidences indicate that adenine, quanine, cytosine and thymine interact with AET. The protonation from SH group to the base occur. The binding energy of the bases with AET vary in degree as evidenced by IR spectroscopy. Fluorescence intensity values reached a plateau in the concentration ratio of 2.5:10 μg/ml of AET with the bases. Hence, the protection offered by AET to DNA are by charge neutralization, proton donation to the bases, ion condensation at the phosphate radicals and scavenging of hydroxyl radicals by protons from SH groups of MEG. (author)

  10. POTENTIAL OF EGF-LIKE PEPTIDES TO IMPROVE CULTURE OF PIG CUMULUSOOCYTE

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    Procházka, Radek; Blaha, Milan; Němcová, Lucie

    Chester : Society for Reproduction and Fertility, 2011. s. 218-218. [27th Annual Meeting A.E.T.E. 09.09.2011-10.09.2011, Chester] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP502/11/0593; GA MZe QI101A166 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50450515 Keywords : peptides * pig * oocyte Subject RIV: EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology http://www.aete.eu/pdf_publication/30.pdf

  11. Understanding breast cancer patients' preference for two types of exercise training during chemotherapy in an unblinded randomized controlled trial

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    Vallance Jeffrey K

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patient preference for group assignment may affect outcomes in unblinded trials but few studies have attempted to understand such preferences. The purpose of the present study was to examine factors associated with breast cancer patients' preference for two types of exercise training during chemotherapy. Methods Breast cancer patients (N = 242 completed a battery of tests including a questionnaire that assessed patient preference and the theory of planned behavior (TPB prior to being randomized to usual care, resistance exercise training (RET, or aerobic exercise training (AET. Results 99 (40.9% participants preferred RET, 88 (36.4% preferred AET, and 55 (22.7% reported no preference. Past exercisers (p = 0.023, smokers (p = 0.004, and aerobically fitter participants (p = 0.005 were more likely to prefer RET. As hypothesized, participants that preferred AET had more favorable TPB beliefs about AET whereas participants that preferred RET had more favorable TPB beliefs about RET. In multivariate modeling, patient preference for RET versus AET was explained (R2 = .46; p 2 = .48; p Conclusion Breast cancer patients' preference for RET versus AET during chemotherapy was predicted largely by a difference in motivation for each type of exercise which, in turn, was based on differences in their beliefs about the anticipated benefits, enjoyment, and difficulty of performing each type of exercise during chemotherapy. These findings may help explain patient preference effects in unblinded behavioral trials. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier NCT00115713.

  12. Alternate corrections for estimating actual wetland evapotranspiration from potential evapotranspiration

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    Barclay, Shoemaker W.; Sumner, D.M.

    2006-01-01

    Corrections can be used to estimate actual wetland evapotranspiration (AET) from potential evapotranspiration (PET) as a means to define the hydrology of wetland areas. Many alternate parameterizations for correction coefficients for three PET equations are presented, covering a wide range of possible data-availability scenarios. At nine sites in the wetland Everglades of south Florida, USA, the relatively complex PET Penman equation was corrected to daily total AET with smaller standard errors than the PET simple and Priestley-Taylor equations. The simpler equations, however, required less data (and thus less funding for instrumentation), with the possibility of being corrected to AET with slightly larger, comparable, or even smaller standard errors. Air temperature generally corrected PET simple most effectively to wetland AET, while wetland stage and humidity generally corrected PET Priestley-Taylor and Penman most effectively to wetland AET. Stage was identified for PET Priestley-Taylor and Penman as the data type with the most correction ability at sites that are dry part of each year or dry part of some years. Finally, although surface water generally was readily available at each monitoring site, AET was not occurring at potential rates, as conceptually expected under well-watered conditions. Apparently, factors other than water availability, such as atmospheric and stomata resistances to vapor transport, also were limiting the PET rate. ?? 2006, The Society of Wetland Scientists.

  13. Effects of runoff sensitivity and catchment characteristics on regional actual evapotranspiration trends in the conterminous US

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    An understanding of the role of hydro-climatic and geographic regimes on regional actual evapotranspiration (AET) change is essential to improving our knowledge on predicting water availability in a changing climate. This study investigates the relationship between AET change for a 60 year period (1951–2010) and the runoff sensitivity in 255 undisturbed catchments over the US. The runoff sensitivity to climate change is simply defined as the relative magnitude between runoff and precipitation changes with time. Runoff sensitivity can readily explain the conflicting directions of AET changes under similar precipitation change. Under increasing precipitation, AET decreases when runoff is increasing more rapidly than precipitation based on the water balance. Conversely, AET increases when runoff is decreasing more rapidly than precipitation. This result indicates that runoff sensitivity to climate change is a key factor for understanding regional water availability change at the catchment scale. In addition, a stepwise multiple regression analysis and a geographically weighted regression analysis show that the portion of evergreen forest and the mean elevation of a catchment may play a secondary role in the spatial pattern of the AET change, and the relative importance of such explanatory variables may change over space. (letter)

  14. Spatio-temporal Characteristics of Actual Evapotranspiration Trends in sub-Saharan Africa

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    Marshall, M. T.; Funk, C. C.; Michaelsen, J.

    2010-12-01

    Actual evapotranspiration (AET) is an important moisture flux linking the Earth’s surface to the atmospheric hydrologic cycle. Global warming is expected to intensify this cycle, leading to moisture deficits over the sub-tropics, which will influence climate at higher latitudes. The spatio-temporal characterization of tropical AET is critical to understanding regional and global climate. To date, many studies on the temporal characteristics of AET across sub-Saharan Africa have employed vegetation-based indices derived from satellite imagery. Although these studies implicitly reflect trends in AET, they quantify the magnitude of change. In this study, we used the latest developments in remote sensing and land-surface modeling to characterize the magnitude and timing of AET in sub-Saharan Africa. We considered several models were evaluated from 1981-2000 using monthly discharge and precipitation from ten sub-basins representative of hydrology in sub-Saharan Africa. Discharge data was provided by the Global Runoff Data Centre, while precipitation data was comprised of ECMWF, NCAR, NOAA/GDAS, and CMAP reanalysis fields synthesized in the Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS). The AET models included the Community Land Model, Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) model, Noah, and two hybrids that we developed driven by a dynamic vegetation component defined in Fisher et al. 2008. The dynamic canopy components in our hybrid models were driven by the LTDR AVHRR daily corrected reflectance data over the evaluation period. The evaluation revealed that VIC was superior to the other models in capturing the magnitude and variability of runoff in the sub-basins. A trend analysis was then performed on VIC AET from 1979-2009 using standard parametric and non-parametric techniques. Linear and median trend analysis was performed on seasonal and annual AET totals to measure the magnitude of change. The analysis revealed several alarming patterns, including large and

  15. Characterization of Changes in Global Genes Expression in the Distal Colon of Loperamide-Induced Constipation SD Rats in Response to the Laxative Effects of Liriope platyphylla.

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    Ji Eun Kim

    Full Text Available To characterize the changes in global gene expression in the distal colon of constipated SD rats in response to the laxative effects of aqueous extracts of Liriope platyphylla (AEtLP, including isoflavone, saponin, oligosaccharide, succinic acid and hydroxyproline, the total RNA extracted from the distal colon of AEtLP-treated constipation rats was hybridized to oligonucleotide microarrays. The AEtLP treated rats showed an increase in the number of stools, mucosa thickness, flat luminal surface thickness, mucin secretion, and crypt number. Overall, compared to the controls, 581 genes were up-regulated and 216 genes were down-regulated by the constipation induced by loperamide in the constipated rats. After the AEtLP treatment, 67 genes were up-regulated and 421 genes were down-regulated. Among the transcripts up-regulated by constipation, 89 were significantly down-regulated and 22 were recovered to the normal levels by the AEtLP treatment. The major genes in the down-regulated categories included Slc9a5, klk10, Fgf15, and Alpi, whereas the major genes in the recovered categories were Cyp2b2, Ace, G6pc, and Setbp1. On the other hand, after the AEtLP treatment, ten of these genes down-regulated by constipation were up-regulated significantly and five were recovered to the normal levels. The major genes in the up-regulated categories included Serpina3n, Lcn2 and Slc5a8, whereas the major genes in the recovered categories were Tmem45a, Rerg and Rgc32. These results indicate that several gene functional groups and individual genes as constipation biomarkers respond to an AEtLP treatment in constipated model rats.

  16. On the Downscaling of Actual Evapotranspiration Maps Based on Combination of MODIS and Landsat-Based Actual Evapotranspiration Estimates

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    Ramesh K. Singh

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Downscaling is one of the important ways of utilizing the combined benefits of the high temporal resolution of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS images and fine spatial resolution of Landsat images. We have evaluated the output regression with intercept method and developed the Linear with Zero Intercept (LinZI method for downscaling MODIS-based monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET maps to the Landsat-scale monthly AET maps for the Colorado River Basin for 2010. We used the 8-day MODIS land surface temperature product (MOD11A2 and 328 cloud-free Landsat images for computing AET maps and downscaling. The regression with intercept method does have limitations in downscaling if the slope and intercept are computed over a large area. A good agreement was obtained between downscaled monthly AET using the LinZI method and the eddy covariance measurements from seven flux sites within the Colorado River Basin. The mean bias ranged from −16 mm (underestimation to 22 mm (overestimation per month, and the coefficient of determination varied from 0.52 to 0.88. Some discrepancies between measured and downscaled monthly AET at two flux sites were found to be due to the prevailing flux footprint. A reasonable comparison was also obtained between downscaled monthly AET using LinZI method and the gridded FLUXNET dataset. The downscaled monthly AET nicely captured the temporal variation in sampled land cover classes. The proposed LinZI method can be used at finer temporal resolution (such as 8 days with further evaluation. The proposed downscaling method will be very useful in advancing the application of remotely sensed images in water resources planning and management.

  17. Insights into the surface and redox properties of single-walled carbon nanotube-cobalt(II) tetra-aminophthalocyanine self-assembled on gold electrode

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    Ozoemena, Kenneth I. [Chemistry Department, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002 (South Africa)]. E-mail: kenneth.ozoemena@up.ac.za; Nyokong, Tebello [Chemistry Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140 (South Africa); Nkosi, Duduzile [Chemistry Department, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002 (South Africa); Chambrier, Isabelle [School of Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom); Cook, Michael J. [School of Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom)

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    This paper describes for the first time the electrochemical properties of redox-active self-assembled films of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) coordinated to cobalt(II)tetra-aminophthalocyanine (CoTAPc) by sequential self-assembly onto a preformed aminoethanethiol (AET) self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a gold electrode. Both redox-active SAMs (Au-AET-SWCNT and Au-AET-SWCNT-CoTAPc) exhibited reversible electrochemistry in aqueous (phosphate buffer) solution. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) confirmed the appearance on the gold surface of the various elements found on the SAMs. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) images prove, corroborating the estimated electrochemical surface concentrations, that these SAMs lie normal to the gold surface. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analyses in the presence of [Fe(CN){sub 6}]{sup 3-/4-} as a redox probe revealed that the Au-AET-SWCNT-CoTAPc showed much lower ({approx}10 times) electron-transfer resistance (R {sub et}) and much higher ({approx}10 times) apparent electron-transfer rate constant (k {sub app}) compared to the Au-AET-SWCNT SAM. Interestingly, a preliminary electrocatalytic investigation showed that both SAMs exhibit comparable electrocatalytic responses towards the detection of dopamine in pH 7.4 phosphate buffer solutions (PBS). The electrochemical studies (cyclic voltammetry (CV) and EIS) prove that SWCNT greatly improves the electronic communication between CoTAPc and the Au electrode surface.

  18. Insights into the surface and redox properties of single-walled carbon nanotube-cobalt(II) tetra-aminophthalocyanine self-assembled on gold electrode

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    This paper describes for the first time the electrochemical properties of redox-active self-assembled films of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) coordinated to cobalt(II)tetra-aminophthalocyanine (CoTAPc) by sequential self-assembly onto a preformed aminoethanethiol (AET) self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a gold electrode. Both redox-active SAMs (Au-AET-SWCNT and Au-AET-SWCNT-CoTAPc) exhibited reversible electrochemistry in aqueous (phosphate buffer) solution. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) confirmed the appearance on the gold surface of the various elements found on the SAMs. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) images prove, corroborating the estimated electrochemical surface concentrations, that these SAMs lie normal to the gold surface. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analyses in the presence of [Fe(CN)6]3-/4- as a redox probe revealed that the Au-AET-SWCNT-CoTAPc showed much lower (∼10 times) electron-transfer resistance (R et) and much higher (∼10 times) apparent electron-transfer rate constant (k app) compared to the Au-AET-SWCNT SAM. Interestingly, a preliminary electrocatalytic investigation showed that both SAMs exhibit comparable electrocatalytic responses towards the detection of dopamine in pH 7.4 phosphate buffer solutions (PBS). The electrochemical studies (cyclic voltammetry (CV) and EIS) prove that SWCNT greatly improves the electronic communication between CoTAPc and the Au electrode surface

  19. Aerobic Exercise and Pharmacological Therapies for Skeletal Myopathy in Heart Failure: Similarities and Differences

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    Aline V. Bacurau

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    Full Text Available Skeletal myopathy has been identified as a major comorbidity of heart failure (HF affecting up to 20% of ambulatory patients leading to shortness of breath, early fatigue, and exercise intolerance. Neurohumoral blockade, through the inhibition of renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAS and β-adrenergic receptor blockade (β-blockers, is a mandatory pharmacological therapy of HF since it reduces symptoms, mortality, and sudden death. However, the effect of these drugs on skeletal myopathy needs to be clarified, since exercise intolerance remains in HF patients optimized with β-blockers and inhibitors of RAS. Aerobic exercise training (AET is efficient in counteracting skeletal myopathy and in improving functional capacity and quality of life. Indeed, AET has beneficial effects on failing heart itself despite being of less magnitude compared with neurohumoral blockade. In this way, AET should be implemented in the care standards, together with pharmacological therapies. Since both neurohumoral inhibition and AET have a direct and/or indirect impact on skeletal muscle, this review aims to provide an overview of the isolated effects of these therapeutic approaches in counteracting skeletal myopathy in HF. The similarities and dissimilarities of neurohumoral inhibition and AET therapies are also discussed to identify potential advantageous effects of these combined therapies for treating HF.

  20. Operational Actual Wetland Evapotranspiration Estimation for South Florida Using MODIS Imagery

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    Cristobal N. Ceron

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Evapotranspiration is a reliable indicator of wetland health. Wetlands are an important and valuable ecosystem on the South Florida landscape. Accurate wetland Actual Evapotranspiration (AET data can be used to evaluate the performance of South Florida’s Everglades restoration programs. However, reliable AET measurements rely on scattered point measurements restricting applications over a larger area. The objective of this study was to validate the ability of the Simplified Surface Energy Balance (SSEB approach and the Simple Method (also called the Abtew Method to provide large area AET estimates for wetland recovery efforts. The study used Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS sensor spectral data and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD solar radiation data to derive weekly AET values for South Florida. The SSEB-Simple Method approach provided acceptable results with good agreement with observed values during the critical dry season period, when cloud cover was low (rave (n = 59 = 0.700, pave < 0.0005, but requires further refinement to be viable for yearly estimates because of poor performance during wet season months, mainly because of cloud contamination. The approach can be useful for short-term wetland recovery assessment projects that occur during the dry season and/or long term projects that compare site AET rates from dry season to dry season.

  1. Changes in effective moisture on the Tibetan Plateau during the period 1981-2010

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    Yin, Y.; Wu, S.; Zhao, D.

    2013-12-01

    Observed evaporative demand has decreased worldwide during the past several decades. This trend is also noted on the Tibetan Plateau, a region that is particularly sensitive to climate change. However, actual evapotranspiration trends and their relationship to drought stress on the Tibetan Plateau are poorly understood. We analyzed the spatiotemporal changes in potential evapotranspiration(PET), actual evapotranspiration(AET) and effective moisture (defined as AET/PET) during 1981-2010. Climate data from 80 meteorological stations on the Tibetan Plateau were compiled for the period 1981-2010. New plant functional types were defined for the Tibetan Plateau and evapotranspiration is simulated by the modified Lund-Potsdam-Jena Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (LPJ). The results show regional trends towards decreasing PET and statistically significant increases in AET (p PET occurred in 1997. Additionally, a pronounced increase in effective moisture occurred during the period 1981-1997 because of significant decreased PET before 1997.

  2. Variability in riparian zone potential and actual evapotranspiration in a 1st order agricultural catchment in Southern Ontario, Canada

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    Full Text Available Micrometeorological and hydrological measurements were made over one growing season using automatic weather stations and weighing lysimeters at several locations within a multiple land-use agricultural catchment in Southern Ontario. This paper compares modelled potential evapotranspiration (PET and measured actual evapotranspiration (AET values obtained from the soil weighing lysimeters, and determines the spatial variability in riparian zone AET in a multiple land-use agricultural watershed in Southern Ontario. Two sites were chosen in two different riparian areas of the watershed, representing the surface conditions dominant in the upper and lower reaches of the basin. The results indicated that AET was higher in the northern end of the basin than in the southern portion of the basin, while the hydrological and energy balance components were similar at both sites. The causes of the different rates are attributed to the surrounding vegetation on adjacent fields and the differing wind regimes.

  3. Animal Exposure During Burn Tests

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    Gaume, J. G.

    1978-01-01

    An animal exposure test system (AETS) was designed and fabricated for the purpose of collecting physiological and environmental (temperature) data from animal subjects exposed to combustion gases in large scale fire tests. The AETS consisted of an open wire mesh, two-compartment cage, one containing an exercise wheel for small rodents, and the other containing one rat instrumented externally for electrocardiogram (ECG) and respiration. Cage temperature is measured by a thermistor located in the upper portion of the rat compartment. Animal activity is monitored by the ECG and the records indicate an increase in EMG (electromyograph) noise super-imposed by the increased activity of the torso musculature. Examples of the recordings are presented and discussed as to their significance regarding toxicity of fire gases and specific events occurring during the test. The AETS was shown to be a useful tool in screening materials for the relative toxicity of their outgassing products during pyrolysis and combustion.

  4. Combined aerobic exercise and enzyme replacement therapy rejuvenates the mitochondrial-lysosomal axis and alleviates autophagic blockage in Pompe disease.

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    Nilsson, M I; MacNeil, L G; Kitaoka, Y; Suri, R; Young, S P; Kaczor, J J; Nates, N J; Ansari, M U; Wong, T; Ahktar, M; Brandt, L; Hettinga, B P; Tarnopolsky, M A

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    A unifying feature in the pathogenesis of aging, neurodegenerative disease, and lysosomal storage disorders is the progressive deposition of macromolecular debris impervious to enzyme catalysis by cellular waste disposal mechanisms (e.g., lipofuscin). Aerobic exercise training (AET) has pleiotropic effects and stimulates mitochondrial biogenesis, antioxidant defense systems, and autophagic flux in multiple organs and tissues. Our aim was to explore the therapeutic potential of AET as an ancillary therapy to mitigate autophagic buildup and oxidative damage and rejuvenate the mitochondrial-lysosomal axis in Pompe disease (GSD II/PD). Fourteen weeks of combined recombinant acid α-glucosidase (rhGAA) and AET polytherapy attenuated mitochondrial swelling, fortified antioxidant defense systems, reduced oxidative damage, and augmented glycogen clearance and removal of autophagic debris/lipofuscin in fast-twitch skeletal muscle of GAA-KO mice. Ancillary AET potently augmented the pool of PI4KA transcripts and exerted a mild restorative effect on Syt VII and VAMP-5/myobrevin, collectively suggesting improved endosomal transport and Ca(2+)- mediated lysosomal exocytosis. Compared with traditional rhGAA monotherapy, AET and rhGAA polytherapy effectively mitigated buildup of protein carbonyls, autophagic debris/lipofuscin, and P62/SQSTM1, while enhancing MnSOD expression, nuclear translocation of Nrf-2, muscle mass, and motor function in GAA-KO mice. Combined AET and rhGAA therapy reactivates cellular clearance pathways, mitigates mitochondrial senescence, and strengthens antioxidant defense systems in GSD II/PD. Aerobic exercise training (or pharmacologic targeting of contractile-activity-induced pathways) may have therapeutic potential for mitochondrial-lysosomal axis rejuvenation in lysosomal storage disorders and related conditions (e.g., aging and neurodegenerative disease). PMID:26001726

  5. Aerobic exercise training improves oxidative stress and ubiquitin proteasome system activity in heart of spontaneously hypertensive rats.

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    de Andrade, Luiz Henrique Soares; de Moraes, Wilson Max Almeida Monteiro; Matsuo Junior, Eduardo Hiroshi; de Orleans Carvalho de Moura, Elizabeth; Antunes, Hanna Karen Moreira; Montemor, Jairo; Antonio, Ednei Luiz; Bocalini, Danilo Sales; Serra, Andrey Jorge; Tucci, Paulo José Ferreira; Brum, Patricia Chakur; Medeiros, Alessandra

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    The activity of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) and the level of oxidative stress contribute to the transition from compensated cardiac hypertrophy to heart failure in hypertension. Moreover, aerobic exercise training (AET) is an important therapy for the treatment of hypertension, but its effects on the UPS are not completely known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of AET on UPS's activity and oxidative stress level in heart of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). A total of 53 Wistar and SHR rats were randomly divided into sedentary and trained groups. The AET protocol was 5×/week in treadmill for 13 weeks. Exercise tolerance test, non-invasive blood pressure measurement, echocardiographic analyses, and left ventricle hemodynamics were performed during experimental period. The expression of ubiquitinated proteins, 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), Akt, phospho-Akt(ser473), GSK3β, and phospho-GSK3β(ser9) were analyzed by western blotting. The evaluation of lipid hydroperoxide concentration was performed using the xylenol orange method, and the proteasomal chymotrypsin-like activity was measured by fluorimetric assay. Sedentary hypertensive group presented cardiac hypertrophy, unaltered expression of total Akt, phospho-Akt, total GSK3β and phospho-GSK3β, UPS hyperactivity, increased lipid hydroperoxidation as well as elevated expression of 4-HNE but normal cardiac function. In contrast, AET significantly increased exercise tolerance, decreased resting systolic blood pressure and heart rate in hypertensive animals. In addition, the AET increased phospho-Akt expression, decreased phospho-GSK3β, and did not alter the expression of total Akt, total GSK3β, and ubiquitinated proteins, however, significantly attenuated 4-HNE levels, lipid hydroperoxidation, and UPS's activity toward normotensive group levels. Our results provide evidence for the main effect of AET on attenuating cardiac ubiquitin proteasome hyperactivity and oxidative stress in SHR

  6. Actual evapotranspiration and deficit: Biologically meaningful correlates of vegetation distribution across spatial scales

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    Stephenson, N.L.

    1998-01-01

    Correlative approaches to understanding the climatic controls of vegetation distribution have exhibited at least two important weaknesses: they have been conceptually divorced across spatial scales, and their climatic parameters have not necessarily represented aspects of climate of broad physiological importance to plants. Using examples from the literature and from the Sierra Nevada of California, I argue that two water balance parameters-actual evapotranspiration (AET) and deficit (D)-are biologically meaningful, are well correlated with the distribution of vegetation types, and exhibit these qualities over several orders of magnitude of spatial scale (continental to local). I reach four additional conclusions. (1) Some pairs of climatic parameters presently in use are functionally similar to AET and D; however, AET and D may be easier to interpret biologically. (2) Several well-known climatic parameters are biologically less meaningful or less important than AET and D, and consequently are poorer correlates of the distribution of vegetation types. Of particular interest, AET is a much better correlate of the distributions of coniferous and deciduous forests than minimum temperature. (3) The effects of evaporative demand and water availability on a site's water balance are intrinsically different. For example, the 'dry' experienced by plants on sunward slopes (high evaporative demand) is not comparable to the 'dry' experienced by plants on soils with low water-holding capacities (low water availability), and these differences are reflected in vegetation patterns. (4) Many traditional topographic moisture scalars-those that additively combine measures related to evaporative demand and water availability are not necessarily meaningful for describing site conditions as sensed by plants; the same holds for measured soil moisture. However, using AET and D in place of moisture scalars and measured soil moisture can solve these problems.

  7. Influence of aerobic exercise training on cardiovascular and endocrine-inflammatory biomarkers in hypertensive postmenopausal women

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    Aline P. Jarrete

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Given that few studies have examined the interaction between endocrine-inflammatory mediators and aerobic exercise training in hypertensive postmenopausal women, the aim of this study was to investigate whether aerobic exercise training (AET for twenty-four sessions would alter cortisol, leptin and interleukin-1β (IL-1β levels. To further analyze endothelium function in response to AET, we also examined redox state as well as NO/cGMP pathway in this population. Eighteen hypertensive postmenopausal women finished this study. AET program consisted of 24 sessions in treadmill, 3 times per week, duration of 30 up to 40 min for each session, for 8 weeks at intensity of 100% of the MLSS according to previous incremental test. Heart rate was monitored in all studied time (resting and during exercise sessions. After 48 h of the last exercise session, blood samples were collected for biochemical analyses (levels of cortisol, leptin, IL-1β, nitrite/nitrate (NOx−, cGMP, malondialdehyde (MDA and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA; superoxide and catalase activity. We also measured systolic and diastolic blood pressure. A significant reduction in body mass was observed. As expected, systolic and diastolic blood pressure values were significantly reduced after AET in hypertensive women. We also found a marked increase in NOx− levels as well as cGMP concentration in trained women, approximately 37.7 and 30.8%, respectively. No changes in cortisol, leptin, ADMA and IL-1β levels were observed after AET. Similarly, MDA levels and catalase activity were not affected by AET. In contrast, a marked increase in SOD activity was found (86.6%. In conclusion, our findings show that aerobic exercise training for twenty-four sessions promoted a significant reduction in blood pressure by activating NO/cGMP pathway as well as by promoting an up-regulation of SOD activity without changing in cortisol/leptin levels in postmenopausal hypertensive women.

  8. Non-invasive methods to study lung inflammation in work-related asthma

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    Sánchez Vidaurre, Sara

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    El asma relacionado con el trabajo (ART) incluye el asma ocupacional (AO) y el asma exacerbado por el trabajo (AET), y representa un problema de salud importante con un negativo impacto socio-económico. El AO se refiere al asma causado de novo por exposición a un agente específico en el lugar de trabajo, y el AET se define como un empeoramiento de un asma preexistente o concomitante agravado por las condiciones de trabajo. Al igual que el asma bronquial, el ART es una enfermedad inflamato...

  9. Non-invasive methods to studi lung inflamation in work-related asthma = Métodos no invasivos de estudio de la inflamación bronquial en el asma relacionado con el trabajo

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    Sánchez Vidaurre, Sara

    2012-01-01

    El asma relacionado con el trabajo (ART) incluye el asma ocupacional (AO) y el asma exacerbado por el trabajo (AET), y representa un problema de salud importante con un negativo impacto socio-económico. El AO se refiere al asma causado de novo por exposición a un agente específico en el lugar de trabajo, y el AET se define como un empeoramiento de un asma preexistente o concomitante agravado por las condiciones de trabajo. Al igual que el asma bronquial, el ART es una enfermedad inflamatoria ...

  10. Drivers of actual evapotranspiration and runoff in East Africa during the mid-Holocene: assessments from an ecosystem model

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    Fer, Istem; Jeltsch, Florian; Tietjen, Britta; Trauth, Martin

    2014-05-01

    Understanding the evolution and response of the hydrological cycle under changing climate is of vital importance for human populations all around the world. Especially so in regions like East Africa, where society largely depends on the availability of water and the hydrologic conditions are highly sensitive to changes in the distribution and amount of precipitation. In this endeavor, studying past hydrological changes provides us realistic scenarios and data to better understand and predict the extent of the future hydrological changes. However while studying the past, paleovegetation, which plays a pivotal role in the paleo-hydrological cycle, is difficult to determine from fossil pollen records as pollen data can provide very limited information on spatial distribution and composition of the vegetation cover. Here ecosystem models driven by paleo-climate conditions can provide spatially-extensive information on the coupled dynamics of past vegetation and hydrological measures such as actual evapotranspiration (AET), potential evapotranspiration (PET) and runoff. In this study, we looked at AET and runoff estimates of an ecosystem model as these are important elements of water transfer in the hydrological cycle and critical for water balance calculations. We applied the ecosystem model, LPJ-GUESS, for present-day with data from Climatic Research Unit CRU TS3.20 climate dataset, and for mid-Holocene (6 kyrs BP) with data from an atmosphere-ocean coupled global climate model EC-Earth. Climate data for both periods were downscaled to a 10 arc min resolution in order to better resolve the impacts of the complex topography on vegetation distribution, AET and runoff. Comparison of the simulated AET and runoff values for East Africa, show similar patterns as annual AET estimates for the period 1961-1990 by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and with the observed runoff data from Cogley (1998), respectively. Comparison of simulated present

  11. Phenomenon of human T cells rosetting with sheep erythrocytes analyzed with monoclonal antibodies. “Modulation” of a partially hidden epitope determining the conditions of interaction between T cells and erythrocytes

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    Bernard, A.; Gelin, C; Raynal, B.; Pham, D; Gosse, C.; Boumsell, L

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    Anti-D66 is a monoclonal antibody able to inhibit E-rosette formation of T cells both at 4 degrees C and at 37 degree C but that does not inhibit T cell rosette formation with neuraminidase or 2-amino-ethylisothiouronium bromide (AET)-pretreated E. As demonstrated by capping experiments, it defines an epitope, D66, that is directly involved in E-rosette formation. D66 is distinct from the epitope defined by 9.6 because 9.6, a previously defined “pan-T” monoclonal antibody, inhibits E(AET) ros...

  12. Photosystem II cycle activity and alternative electron transport in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum under dynamic light conditions and nitrogen limitation.

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    Wagner, Heiko; Jakob, Torsten; Lavaud, Johann; Wilhelm, Christian

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    Alternative electron sinks are an important regulatory mechanism to dissipate excessively absorbed light energy particularly under fast changing dynamic light conditions. In diatoms, the cyclic electron transport (CET) around Photosystem II (PS II) is an alternative electron transport pathway (AET) that contributes to avoidance of overexcitation under high light illumination. The combination of nitrogen limitation and high-intensity irradiance regularly occurs under natural conditions and is expected to force the imbalance between light absorption and the metabolic use of light energy. The present study demonstrates that under N limitation, the amount of AET and the activity of CETPSII in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum were increased. Thereby, the activity of CETPSII was linearly correlated with the amount of AET rates. It is concluded that CETPSII significantly contributes to AET in P. tricornutum. Surprisingly, CETPSII was found to be activated already at the end of the dark period under N-limited conditions. This coincided with a significantly increased degree of reduction of the plastoquinone (PQ) pool. The analysis of the macromolecular composition of cells of P. tricornutum under N-limited conditions revealed a carbon allocation in favor of carbohydrates during the light period and their degradation during the dark phase. A possible linkage between the activity of CETPSII and degree of reduction of the PQ pool on the one side and the macromolecular changes on the other is discussed. PMID:26650230

  13. 76 FR 49494 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard DHS/USCG-027...

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    ... (retests); the Cooperative Tests for Advanced Electronic Training (AET TESTS); the 16 Personality Fact Test... implementing a law, rule, regulation, or order, where a record, either on its face or in conjunction with other... name; Individual's home address; Date of birth; Social security number; Program of...

  14. Tutikad hruštšovkad Interjööri messil

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    Messi Interjöör 2011 (6.-8. maini Eesti Näituste messikeskuses) raames messihalli valmivast kahest nutikalt planeeritud ja sisustatud "hruštšovka"-tüüpi korterist (sisearhitekt Aet Piel), korteri läbimõeldud planeeringu olulisusest. Korteriprojektist messi projektijuhi Kätlin Viksnega

  15. Köök kui arhitektuurne vorm

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    2005-01-01

    Sisearhitekt Aet Piel annab nõu, mida pidada silmas trendika köögi kujundamisel. Vaatluse all: isikupära, värvid, valgustus, avatud ja suletud köök, viimistlusmaterjalid, riiulid, sahtlid, käepidemed, tööpind, lett, lükanduksed, külmik, pliit ja valamu, segisti, õhupuhasti

  16. Etnomodernne palkmaja = Etno Modern Log House

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    2008-01-01

    Eramu (153 m2) katus on ülestõstetud äärtega ja keskele kaldu. Fassaadiaknad on kitsad, roostemetallist uks on klaasseinas. Arhitektid: Tauno Aadma, Laur Pihel. Projektbüroo: Eensalu & Pihel. Sisearhitekt Aet Piel. Valmis: 2007. 2 plaani, 3 värv. välisvaadet, sisevaade

  17. Старые "хрущевки" на новый лад / Кадри Тамм

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    Тамм, Кадри, 1961-

    2011-01-01

    Sisearhitekt Aet Piel kujundas Interjöörimessile 2011 kaks funktsionaalset näidiskorterit, mille lähteallikaks olid Mustamäe paneelmajade väikeste korterite tavalised planeeringud. Ühest korterist kujundati modernne kodu, kus rõhk matrjalidel ja ebatavalistel kaunistustel. Teisest 2-toalisest korterist tehti 3-toaline klassikaline noore pere kodu

  18. Investigation of sensitizer ions tunable-distribution in fluoride nanoparticles for efficient accretive three-center energy transfer

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    Guo, Hui; Yu, Hua; Lao, Aiqing; Chang, Lifen; Gao, Shaohua; Zhang, Haoxiong; Zhou, Taojie; Zhao, Lijuan

    2014-09-01

    Cooperative upconversion luminescence of Yb3+-Yb3+ couples and three-center energy transfer mechanisms have been deeply investigated in Yb3+ doped and Yb3+-Tb3+ co-doped β-PbF2 nanoparticles. As sensitizer ions, the distribution of Yb3+ ions, which is a key factor that affects the cooperative upconversion luminescence and three-center energy transfer processes, can be tuned by the structure of nanoparticles. Based on the three-center distributions in tetragonal PbYbxTb1-xF5 nanoparticles, two different energy transfer models, Cooperative Energy Transfer (CET) and Accretive Energy Transfer (AET) mechanisms were established. Especially, AET model is observed and verified in this work for the first time. Experimental results obtained from photoluminescence spectroscopy study are in agreement with the theoretical calculations by applying rate equations in these models, strongly supporting the proposed three-center energy transfer mechanisms. The sensitization between Yb3+ ions only existing in AET process can greatly improve the energy transfer rates, further to enhance the quantum efficiency. The results that the calculated luminescence quantum efficiency in AET quantum cutting process is much higher than that in CET process (134% and 104%, respectively), can benefit for further increasing the conversion efficiency of c-Si solar cells.

  19. Mining the human phenome using allelic scores that index biological intermediates

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    Evans, D.M.; Brion, M.J.; Paternoster, L.; Kemp, J.P.; McMahon, G.; Munafo, M.; Whitfield, J.B.; Medland, S.E.; Montgomery, G.W.; Consortium, G.; Consortium, C.R.P.; Consortium, T.A.G.; Timpson, N.J.; Pourcain, B. St; Lawlor, D.A.; Martin, N.G.; Dehghan, A.; Hirschhorn, J.; Smith, G.; Kiemeney, L.A.L.M.

    2013-01-01

    It is common practice in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to focus on the relationship between disease risk and genetic variants one marker at a time. When relevant genes are identified it is often possible to implicate biological intermediates and pathways likely to be involved in disease aet

  20. Kolm põnevat raamatut / Kristiina Ehin

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    Ehin, Kristiina, 1977-

    2003-01-01

    Coelho, Paulo. Palverännak: maagi päevik : [romaan] / tõlkinud Kadre Vaik, Tiina Ristimets. [Tallinn] : Philos, 2002 ; Lescuyer, Jean ; Benchelah, Mehdi. Palverännak Jeruusalemma / prantsuse keelest tõlkinud Jaanus Õunpuu. Tallinn : Olion, 2001 ; Kureishi, Hanif. Lähedus : [romaan] / tõlkinud Aet Varik. [Tallinn] : Huma, 2002

  1. Sügisene moevaatemäng / Britt Rosen

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    Rosen, Britt, 1968-

    2008-01-01

    FIBITi moepäevad Viru keskuses, korraldaja Anu Kikas. Arne Niidu, Anu Samarüütel-Longi, Tanel Veenre kollektsioonidest. Kalle Aasamäe, Lilli Jahilo, Aet Alevi, Anu Samarüütel-Longi ja Tanel Veenre kommentaarid

  2. Kuidas me Afganistani õpetajaid õpetasime / Maari Ross, Silja Mets-Oja, Irena Bartels, ... [jt.

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    2015-01-01

    Sel kevadel käisid Tallinna tervishoiu kõrgkoolis täienduskoolitusel Afganistani ämmaemandad, kes ise õpetavad Afganistani meditsiinikoolides. Uutmoodi kogemust kirjeldavad TTK ämmaemanduse õppetooli juhataja Silja Mets-Oja ning ämmaemanduse õppejõud Irena Bartels, Annely Kärema, Kaire Sildver, Aet Maarja Leberecht ja Marika Merits

  3. Kuidas me Afganistani õpetajaid õpetasime / Silja Mets-Oja, Irena Bartels, Annely Kärema ... [jt.

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    2015-01-01

    Sel kevadel käisid Tallinna tervishoiu kõrgkoolis täienduskoolitusel Afganistani ämmaemandad, kes ise õpetavad Afganistani meditsiinikoolides. Uutmoodi kogemust kirjeldavad TTK ämmaemanduse õppetooli juhataja Silja Mets-Oja ning ämmaemanduse õppejõud Irena Bartels, Annely Kärema, Kaire Sildver, Aet Maarja Leberecht ja Marika Merits

  4. Swiss Property kontor = Offices of Swiss Property / kommenteerinud Tõnis Sõõrumaa

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    2015-01-01

    Swiss Property kontoriruumid Tallinnas Rotermanni 8. Sisekujunduse autorid Kätlin Ölluk, Tiina Kesküla, Katy Seppel, Aet Kiivet, Liina Rohtlaan, Marita Mätas, Lilian Esing, Kristin Boginski (Swiss Property); arhitektid Yoko Azukawa, Hanno Grossschmidt, Tomomi Hayashi

  5. Interfacing Self-Assembled Nanostructures with Biology

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    Vinther, Mathias

    DNA nanoteknologi har gennem de seneste to ̊artier gennemg ̊aet en forblø↵ende udvikling. Brugen af DNA til bottom-up fabrikation af selvsamlende nanopartikler har vist sig uhyre succes- fuld. Teknologien har s ̊aledes været i stand til at producere nanostrukturer af højere strukturel kompleksite...

  6. Multivariable normal-tissue complication modeling of acute esophageal toxicity in advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with intensity-modulated (chemo-)radiotherapy

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    Wijsman, R.; Dankers, F.; Troost, E.G.; Hoffman, A.L.; Heijden, E. van der; Geus-Oei, L.F. de; Bussink, J.

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The majority of normal-tissue complication probability (NTCP) models for acute esophageal toxicity (AET) in advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer (AS-NSCLC) patients treated with (chemo-)radiotherapy are based on three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT). Due to d

  7. Tegijad meenutavad "52 üllatust ja ideed" / Annika Maior, Ats Parve, Epp Kubu ...[jt.

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    2011-01-01

    Kultuuripealinna ootussarjas osalenud räägivad, kuidas idee teostamine kulges. Projektidest "Fantaasiaaed" (Annika Maior), "Camera obscura" (Ats Parve), "Tallinna bussijaam heliseb" (Epp, Kubu, Tõnis Hiiesalu), "Tänavamiimid" (Mihkel Ernits, Kaarel Väli), "Kunstijärjekord" (Flo Kasearu, Aet Ader, Grete Soosalu, Andra Aaloe)

  8. Relationships between bacterial and environmental parameters in Italian coastal waters

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    Within the framework of a wider study carried out by ENEL (Italian National Electricity Board) to assess the ecological impact of thermal power plants on coastal areas, the possible use of microbial populations as biological indicators of environmental perturbation was investigated. Some general trends between the main physical and chemical parameters, heterotrophic activity (Cl4-glucose assimilation or AET) and bacterial biomass (epifluorescence counts or AODC) could be discerned. AET was found to be significantly (p 0.01%) though negatively related to transparency and positively to primary productivity, chlorophyll and nutrients; AODC showed a significant negative correlation with temperature and a negative one with nutrients. These relationships show the importance of dissolved organic material to bacterial populations. Temperature, however, showed no relation to AET. This could mean either that winter population are less active or that a large percentage of bacteria is quiescent due to a lower supply of available substrates to different bacterial taxa. AET could thus be indicative of changes in the organic load, unlike AODC which is affected by seasonal temperature variations

  9. Make love and war ehk ükssarvede ilmumine Tallinnasse = Make love and war, or the unicorns' advent in Tallinn / Rebeka Põldsam

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    Põldsam, Rebeka, 1989-

    2012-01-01

    Tallinna linnainstallatsioonide festivali "LIFT11" installatsioonist "Queer-kleepekavihik". Kuraatorid Anna-Stina Treumund ja Jaanus Samma. Autorid Helin Tikerpuu, Katia Weber Piscitelli, Ly Lestberg, Mare Tralla, Ott Pilipenko, Mae Köömnemägi, Andreas Kalkun, Rebeka Põldsam, Lilli-Krõõt Repnau, Aet Kuusik, Jaanus Samma

  10. Combining surface reanalysis and remote sensing data for monitoring evapotranspiration

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    M. Marshall

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Climate change is expected to have the greatest impact on the world's poor. In the Sahel, a climatically sensitive region where rain-fed agriculture is the primary livelihood, expected decreases in water supply will increase food insecurity. Studies on climate change and the intensification of the water cycle in sub-Saharan Africa are few. This is due in part to poor calibration of modeled actual evapotranspiration (AET, a key input in continental-scale hydrologic models. In this study, a model driven by dynamic canopy AET was combined with the Global Land Data Assimilation System realization of the NOAH Land Surface Model (GNOAH wet canopy and soil AET for monitoring purposes in sub-Saharan Africa. The performance of the hybrid model was compared against AET from the GNOAH model and dynamic model using eight eddy flux towers representing major biomes of sub-Saharan Africa. The greatest improvements in model performance are at humid sites with dense vegetation, while performance at semi-arid sites is poor, but better than individual models. The reduction in errors using the hybrid model can be attributed to the integration of a dynamic vegetation component with land surface model estimates, improved model parameterization, and reduction of multiplicative effects of uncertain data.

  11. HE3286, an oral synthetic steroid, treats lung inflammation in mice without immune suppression.

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    Conrad, D.; Wang, A.; Pieters, R.; Nicoletti, F.; Mangano, K.; van Heeckeren, A.; White, S.K.; Frincke, J.; Reading, C.L.; Stickney, D.; Auci, D.L.

    2010-01-01

    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: 17α-Ethynyl-5-androsten-3β, 7β, 17β-triol (HE3286) is a synthetic derivative of an endogenous steroid androstenetriol (β-AET), a metabolite of the abundant adrenal steroid deyhdroepiandrosterone (DHEA), with broad anti-inflammatory activities. We tested the ability of this nove

  12. 2x väikesest saab suur / Varje Talivee

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    Talivee, Varje

    2011-01-01

    Sisearhitekt Aet Piel kujundas osavate kujundusvõtetega väikesest 43 m² kahetoalisest tüüpkorterist kaks ruumikalt mõjuvat tervikut, millest üks on elegantselt hall ning teine valge ja helge. Mõlemaid näidislahendusi esitleti sisustusmessil Interjöör 2011

  13. Developing a Consensus-Driven, Core Competency Model to Shape Future Audio Engineering Technology Curriculum: A Web-Based Modified Delphi Study

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    Tough, David T.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this online study was to create a ranking of essential core competencies and technologies required by AET (audio engineering technology) programs 10 years in the future. The study was designed to facilitate curriculum development and improvement in the rapidly expanding number of small to medium sized audio engineering technology…

  14. Both aerobic exercise and cognitive-behavioral therapy reduce chronic fatigue in FSHD: An RCT

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    Voet, N.B.; Bleijenberg, G.; Hendriks, J.C.M.; Groot, I.M. de; Padberg, G.W.; Engelen, B.G. van; Geurts, A.C.

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of aerobic exercise training (AET) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) on chronic fatigue in patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). METHODS: We performed a multicenter, assessor-blinded, randomized clinical trial (RCT). Fifty-seven patien

  15. [Both aerobic exercise and cognitive-behavioral therapy reduce fatigue in FSHD: an RCT

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    Voet, V.B.M.; Bleijenberg, G.; Hendriks, J.C.M.; Groot, I.J.M. de; Padberg, G.W.; Engelen, B.G.M. van; Geurts, A.C.H.

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of aerobic exercise training (AET) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) on chronic fatigue in patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). DESIGN: A multicenter, assessor-blinded, randomized clinical trial (Dutch Trial Register No 1447). METHOD:

  16. Study of quantitative assessment standard for Type 1 and Type 2 Gas cylinder using acoustic emission testing

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    Acoustic emission testing (AET) of cylinders is advantageous in that it can be directly conducted on cylinders installed in a car, without needing to dissemble them on a real-time basis. Therefore, users prefer AET over other nondestructive testing methods. Owing to these advantages of AET, it has been approved by the Department of Transportation of the U.S. as a safety evaluation method for pressure containers or as an alternative to the hydroproof testing method. This paper presents a study of the quantitative evaluation criteria for a container having ultrasonic testing defects and also for Type 1 and Type 2 gas cylinders, which are defective seamless pressure containers provided by NK, a manufacturer of pressure containers. For the Type 1 cylinder, the process from crack growth to leak was observed in a repetitive fatigue test using a 113 L container according to ASTM E 1419-02. Further, for the Type 2 cylinder, integrity was evaluated using a 119 L sound container and a container damaged by hydraulic pressure, by the slow-fill method according to ASTM E 2191-02. Based on the AET results of the Type 1 and Type 2 cylinders, quantitative evaluation criteria were established for a defective and non-defective container.

  17. An orally bioavailable synthetic analog of an active dehydroepiandrosterone metabolite reduces established disease in rodent models of rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Offner, H.; Firestein, G.S.; Boyle, D.L.; Pieters, R.; Frincke, J.; Garsd, A.; White, S.K.; Reading, C.L.; Auci, D.L.

    2009-01-01

    Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) treatment provides diverse anti-inflammatory benefits in rodent models of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but only limited benefits to patients. In rodents, DHEA is metabolized to (among others) androstene-3beta,7beta,17beta-triol (AET), which retains pot

  18. Sisustusmess annab ideid / Kätlin Viksne

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    Viksne, Kätlin

    2011-01-01

    Sisustusmessist Interjöör 2011 ning aiandus- ja haljastusmessist Aiandus 2011 Eesti Näituste messikeskuses. Pikemalt projektidest "Vana hea"Hruštšovka"" (noore pere kodu ja modernse kodu kujundas Aet Piel), "Kirgas suvemaja" ja Eesti Kunstiakadeemia disainitudengite "Välknõuandla"

  19. The RESET project: constructing a European tephra lattice for refined synchronisation of environmental and archaeological events during the last c. 100 ka

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    Lowe, J. J.; Ramsey, C. B.; Housley, R. A.; Lane, C. S.; Tomlinson, E. L.; Stringer, C.; Davies, W.; Barton, N.; Pollard, M.; Gamble, C.; Menzies, M.; Rohling, E.; Roberts, A.; Blockley, S.; Cullen, V.; Grant, K.; Lewis, M.; MacLeod, A.; White, D.; Albert, P.; Hardiman, M.; Lee, S.; Oh, A.; Satow, C.; Cross, J. K.; Bramham Law, C.; Todman, A.; Bourne, A.; Matthews, I.; Müller, W.; Smith, V.; Wulf, S.; Anghelinu, M.; Antl-Weiser, W.; Bar-Yosef, O.; Borić, D.; Boscato, P.; Ronchitelli, A.; Chabai, V.; Veselsky, A.; Uthmeier, T.; Farrand, W.; Gjipali, I.; Ruka, R.; Güleç, E.; Karavanić, I.; Karkanas, P.; King, T.; Komšo, D.; Koumouzelis, M.; Kyparissi, N.; Lengyel, G.; Mester, Z.; Neruda, P.; Nigst, P.; Haesaerts, P.; Panagopoulou, E.; Shalamanov-Korobar, L.; Tolevski, I.; Sinitsyn, A.; Sirakov, N.; Guadelli, A.; Guadelli, J.-L.; Ferrier, C.; Škrdla, Petr; Slimak, L.; Soler, N.; Soller, J.; Soressi, M.; Tushabramishvilii, N.; Zilhão, J.; Angelucci, D.; Cullen, V. L.; Lincoln, P.; Staff, R.; Flower, K.; Aouadi-Abdeljaouad, N.; Belhouchet, L.; Barker, G.; Bouzouggar, A.; Van Peer, P.; Kindermann, K.; Gerken, K.; Niemann, H.; Tipping, R.; Saville, A.; Ward, T.; Clausen, I.; Weber, M.-J.; Kaiser, K.; Torksdorf, J. F.; Turner, F.; Veil, S.; Nygaard, N.; Pyne-O'Donnel, S. D. F.; Masojć, M.; Nalepka, D.; Jurochnik, A.; Kabaciński, J.; Antoine, P.; Olive, M.; Christensen, M.; Bodu, P.; Debout, G.; Orliac, M.; De Bie, M.; Van Gils, M.; Paulissen, E.; Brou, L.; Leesch, D.; Hadorn, P.; Thew, N.; Riede, F.; Heinen, M.; Joris, O.; Richter, J.; Knipping, M.; Stika, H.-P.; Friedrich, M.; Conard, N.; Malina, M.; Kind, C.-J.; Beutelspacher, T.; Mortensen, M. F.; Burdukiewicz, J. M.; Szynkiewicz, A.; Połtowicz-Bobak, M.; Bobak, D.; Wiśniewski, A.; Przeździecki, M.; Valde-Nowak, P.; Muzyczuk, A.; Davies, L.; Morgan, P.; Aydar, E.; Çubukçu, E.; Brown, R.; Coltelli, M.; Lo Castro, D.; Cioni, R.; DeRosa, R.; Donato, P.; Di Roberto, A.; Gertisser, R.; Giordano, G.; Branney, M.; Jordan, N.; Keller, J.; Kinvig, H.; Gottsman, J.; Blundy, J.; Marani, M.; Orsi, G.; Civetta, L.; Arienzo, I.; Carandente, A.; Rosi, M.; Zanchetta, G.; Seghedi, I.; Szakacs, A.; Sulpizio, R.; Thordarson, T.; Trincardi, F.; Vigliotti, L.; Asioli, A.; Piva, A.; Andrič, M.; Brauer, A.; de Klerk, P.; Filippi, M.-L.; Finsinger, W.; Galović, L.; Jones, T.; Lotter, A.; Müller, U.; Pross, J.; Mangerud, J.; Lohne, Ø.; Pyne-O'Donnell, S.; Markovic, S.; Pini, R.; Ravazzi, C.; Theuerkauf, M.; Tzedakis, C.; Margari, V.; Veres, D.; Wastegård, S.; Ortiz, J. E.; Torres, T.; Díaz-Bautista, A.; Moreno, A.; Valero-Garcés, B.; Lowick, S.; Ottolini, L.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 118, 15 June 2015 (2015), s. 1-17. ISSN 0277-3791 Institutional support: RVO:68081758 Keywords : Last Glacial stage * Dansgaard-Oeschger and Heinrich events * Abrupt environmental transitions (AETs) * Middle to Upper Palaeolithic * Volcanic ash isochrons * Tephra geochemistry * Tephra database Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology Impact factor: 4.572, year: 2014

  20. Writing-Images

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    Ottarsdottir, Unnur

    2010-01-01

    In the art educational therapy (AET) method introduced in this article, school coursework is integrated into art therapy with the aim of facilitating such learning and enhancing the emotional well-being of children with learning difficulties who have experienced stress or trauma. A grounded theory research study based on the cases of 5 middle…

  1. Rannamaja Laulasmaal = Beach house in Laulasmaa / Kätlin Ölluk

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    Ölluk, Kätlin, 1977-

    2013-01-01

    Kätlin Ölluki kujundatud suvila interjöör (Lohusalu küla, Harku vald, Harjumaa). Kaasautorid Aet Kiivet, Katy Seppel. Ümmarguse põhiplaaniga hoone projekteeris ÖÖ-ÖÖ Arhitektid. Arhitekt Peeter Pere arvamus. Lühidalt sisearhitekt Kätlin Öllukist

  2. Surface-confined crown ether-capped gold nanoclusters: investigation on their electrochemical behavior

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    A new ligand 18-crown-6–aminoethanethiol (18C6–AET), in which crown ether–ammonium ion interaction was exploited, had been designed and synthesized. An estimated HOMO–LUMO gap of 0.259 eV for the 18C6–AET complex indicated a definite interaction between 18C6 and AET. Consequently, multivalent interactions interplayed for the stabilization of gold nanoclusters resulting in confined cationic clusters having a diameter in 2–5-nm range in aqueous medium. The modified indium tin oxide electrodes with immobilized 18C6–AET-capped gold nanoclusters represented a metal–insulator–semiconductor junction across which the characteristic interfacial electron transport was unraveled. A heterogeneous electron transfer rate constant of 5.082 s−1 with a transfer coefficient of 0.51 was obtained for the quasi-reversible process, complying with a core-to-core electron hopping transport along with through-bond tunneling across the linker.

  3. LIFT 11 kutsub kogemist väärt kohtadesse / Silvia Pärmann

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    Pärmann, Silvia

    2011-01-01

    Installatsioonide festivalist LIFT 11 Tallinnas, kuraator Margit Aule. Margus Tamme ja Argo Peeveri installatsioonist "Face It", Raul Kalvo skulptuurist "Uurijad", Raul Kelleri installatsioonist "Tütarlaps kloaagis", Aet Aderi, Kaarel Künnapi, Grete Soosalu, Flo Kasearu, Andra Aaloe kunstiprojektist "O"

  4. LIFT11 väisas Venemaad

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    2011-01-01

    Arhitektuuriajakiri "Project Baltia" kutsus linnainstallatsioonide festivali LIFT11 installatsiooni "O" koos autoritega Moskvasse ja Peterburi tutvustama kaasaegset avaliku ruumi kunsti ja kohaliku linnaruumi probleemidele tähelepanu juhtima. "O" autorid on arhitektid Aet Ader, Kaarel Künnap, Grete Soosalu, kunstnikud Flo Kasearu, Andra Aaloe

  5. Tekstiilikonverents Hispaanias / Lea Pruuli

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    Pruuli, Lea

    1998-01-01

    8. - 16. märtsini Barcelonas ja Madridis European Textile Networki konverentsist. Eesti tekstiilikunstnike delegatsiooni kuulusid Katrin Pere, Signe Kivi, Lylian Meister, Merike Männi, Aune Taamal, Aet Ollisaar, Anne Tootma ja Lea Pruuli. Eesti tekstiilikunstist kõnelesid Signe Kivi, Katrin Pere. K. Pere valiti ETN juhatuse vaatlejaliikmeks.

  6. Towards real energy economics: Energy policy driven by life-cycle carbon emission

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    Alternative energy technologies (AETs) have emerged as a solution to the challenge of simultaneously meeting rising electricity demand while reducing carbon emissions. However, as all AETs are responsible for some greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during their construction, carbon emission 'Ponzi Schemes' are currently possible, wherein an AET industry expands so quickly that the GHG emissions prevented by a given technology are negated to fabricate the next wave of AET deployment. In an era where there are physical constraints to the GHG emissions the climate can sustain in the short term this may be unacceptable. To provide quantitative solutions to this problem, this paper introduces the concept of dynamic carbon life-cycle analyses, which generate carbon-neutral growth rates. These conceptual tools become increasingly important as the world transitions to a low-carbon economy by reducing fossil fuel combustion. In choosing this method of evaluation it was possible to focus uniquely on reducing carbon emissions to the recommended levels by outlining the most carbon-effective approach to climate change mitigation. The results of using dynamic life-cycle analysis provide policy makers with standardized information that will drive the optimization of electricity generation for effective climate change mitigation.

  7. Viimsi keskkool, pälvis konkursil "Eesti parim puitehitis 2006" eriauhinna liimpuidu parima kasutamise eest / Illimar Truverk, Raul Järg, Priit Pent...[jt.

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    2006-01-01

    14 värv. välis- ja 4 sisevaadet; projekteerija: AET Arhitektid OÜ; betoonist maja juures leidub liimpuitu kandetaladena maja keskses aatriumis ning fassaadidel aknaid liigendava materjalina; arhitektid I. Truverk, R. Järg, P. Pent, E. Endjärv, sisearhitektid K. Lents, H. Pihlak

  8. Combining surface reanalysis and remote sensing data for monitoring evapotranspiration

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    Marshall, M.; Tu, K.; Funk, C.; Michaelsen, J.; Williams, Pat; Williams, C.; Ardö, J.; Marie, B.; Cappelaere, B.; Grandcourt, A.; Nickless, A.; Noubellon, Y.; Scholes, R.; Kutsch, W.

    2012-01-01

    Climate change is expected to have the greatest impact on the world's poor. In the Sahel, a climatically sensitive region where rain-fed agriculture is the primary livelihood, expected decreases in water supply will increase food insecurity. Studies on climate change and the intensification of the water cycle in sub-Saharan Africa are few. This is due in part to poor calibration of modeled actual evapotranspiration (AET), a key input in continental-scale hydrologic models. In this study, a model driven by dynamic canopy AET was combined with the Global Land Data Assimilation System realization of the NOAH Land Surface Model (GNOAH) wet canopy and soil AET for monitoring purposes in sub-Saharan Africa. The performance of the hybrid model was compared against AET from the GNOAH model and dynamic model using eight eddy flux towers representing major biomes of sub-Saharan Africa. The greatest improvements in model performance are at humid sites with dense vegetation, while performance at semi-arid sites is poor, but better than individual models. The reduction in errors using the hybrid model can be attributed to the integration of a dynamic vegetation component with land surface model estimates, improved model parameterization, and reduction of multiplicative effects of uncertain data.

  9. Cultivating Knowledge and Skills to Grow African Agriculture

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    Agwe, Jonathan

    2007-01-01

    This Program states that larger investments in agricultural research, extension, and education systems are required to achieve the targeted increase in agricultural output of 6 percent a year over the next 20 years.To enhance the quality and productivity of Agricultural Education and Training (AET) in Africa, the case for improving its agricultural education capacities is compelling in vie...

  10. Presence Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in a 3D Virtual Immersive World

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    Bronack, Stephen; Sanders, Robert; Cheney, Amelia; Riedl, Richard; Tashner, John; Matzen, Nita

    2008-01-01

    As the use of 3D immersive virtual worlds in higher education expands, it is important to examine which pedagogical approaches are most likely to bring about success. AET Zone, a 3D immersive virtual world in use for more than seven years, is one embodiment of pedagogical innovation that capitalizes on what virtual worlds have to offer to social…

  11. Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training and Irbesartan on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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    Karine Marquis

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The present pilot study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of an aerobic exercise training (AET program alone or combined with an antihypertensive agent (irbesartan to reduce blood pressure (BP and enhance heart rate variability (HRV in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.

  12. Лесозвук = Forest-sound / Ксения Литвиненко

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    Литвиненко, Ксения

    2015-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia sisearhitektuuri osakonna üliõpilaste kolmest ruuporist puitinstallatsioon "RUUP" Võrumaa metsas. Projekti idee autor Birgit Õigus,juhendaja Aet Ader (arhitektuuribüroo b210). Installatsioon on mõeldud loodushäälte kuulamiseks

  13. Eestikeelsed Kummi-Tarzan ja Väike Virgilius : tõlge või tõlgendus? / Lea Reitel Høyer

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    Reitel Høyer, Lea, 1972-

    2009-01-01

    Ole Lund Kirkegaardi lasteraamatutest ja nende tõlkimisest eesti keelde. Lähemalt analüüsitakse kahte raamatut: "Kummi-Tarzan", mille on tõlkinud Arvo Alas ja "Väike Virgilius", mille on tõlkinud Aet Püssim

  14. Gobeläänilt seinale fresko / Rene Pere

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    Pere, Rene

    2004-01-01

    Säästva Renoveerimise Infokeskus korraldas Sulu mõisa pererahva Hannele ja Juha Paunoneni lahkel kutsel freskolaagri, et koos kaunistada üks mõisa seintest freskoga. Laagri kuraatoriks oli EKA õppejõud, suurte kogemustega restauraator Aet Maasik, praktilist tööd juhendas Annika Lill, aluspinna ettevalmistamise teostas Tanel Tubin firmast Ökoprojekt.

  15. Kirjanduskriitikute suvemängud / Kärt Hellerma

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    Hellerma, Kärt, 1956-

    2007-01-01

    Arvustus: Lodge, David. Ühest kohast teise / tlk. Aet Varik. Tallinn : Varrak, 2005 ; Lodge, David. Väike maailm / tlk. Kersti Unt. Tallinn : Varrak, 1996 ; Lodge, David. Väärt töö / tlk. Kersti Unt. Tallinn : Varrak, 2006

  16. Impact of aerobic exercise on sleep and motor skills in children with autism spectrum disorders – a pilot study

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    Full Text Available Serge Brand,1,2,* Stefanie Jossen,2,* Edith Holsboer-Trachsler,1 Uwe Pühse,2 Markus Gerber21Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders (ZASS, 2Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Sport Science Section, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland*These authors contributed equally to this work and share the first authorshipBackground: Prevalence rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD have increased dramatically in the last two decades. In addition to the core symptoms such as impaired communication, difficulties in social interaction, and restricted and stereotypical patterns of behavior and interests, poor sleep and motor skill (MS deficits have also been observed in children with ASD. On the other hand, there is evidence that aerobic exercise training (AET has a positive impact on sleep, and that specific training improves MSs. Accordingly, the aim of the present pilot study was to investigate to what extent a combination of AET and MS training (MST would improve sleep and physical performance in a small sample of children with ASD. Method: Ten children with ASD (mean age: 10 years took part in the study. After a thorough medical examination and psychiatric assessment, children participated in thrice-weekly 60-minute sessions of AET and MST lasting for 3 consecutive weeks. Sleep was assessed both objectively (sleep-encephalography [sleep-EEG] and subjectively (parents’ questionnaire. MSs were assessed via standardized test batteries. Parents completed sleep and mood logs, and ratings of mood. Results: Mild-to-moderate insomnia was reported in 70% of children. Compared to nights without previous AET and MS, on nights following AET and MS, sleep efficiency increased (d=1.07, sleep onset latency shortened (d=0.38, and wake time after sleep onset decreased for 63% of the sample (d=1.09, as assessed via sleep-EEG. Mood in the morning, as rated by parents, improved after three weeks (d=0

  17. Beyond annual streamflow reconstructions for the Upper Colorado River Basin: A paleo-water-balance approach

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    Gangopadhyay, Subhrendu; McCabe, Gregory J.; Woodhouse, Connie A.

    2015-12-01

    In this paper, we present a methodology to use annual tree-ring chronologies and a monthly water balance model to generate annual reconstructions of water balance variables (e.g., potential evapotranspiration (PET), actual evapotranspiration (AET), snow water equivalent (SWE), soil moisture storage (SMS), and runoff (R)). The method involves resampling monthly temperature and precipitation from the instrumental record directed by variability indicated by the paleoclimate record. The generated time series of monthly temperature and precipitation are subsequently used as inputs to a monthly water balance model. The methodology is applied to the Upper Colorado River Basin, and results indicate that the methodology reliably simulates water-year runoff, maximum snow water equivalent, and seasonal soil moisture storage for the instrumental period. As a final application, the methodology is used to produce time series of PET, AET, SWE, SMS, and R for the 1404-1905 period for the Upper Colorado River Basin.

  18. HE3286, an oral synthetic steroid, treats lung inflammation in mice without immune suppression

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    Frincke James M

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background 17α-Ethynyl-5-androsten-3β, 7β, 17β-triol (HE3286 is a synthetic derivative of an endogenous steroid androstenetriol (β-AET, a metabolite of the abundant adrenal steroid deyhdroepiandrosterone (DHEA, with broad anti-inflammatory activities. We tested the ability of this novel synthetic steroid with improved pharmacological properties to limit non-productive lung inflammation in rodents and attempted to gauge its immunological impact. Methods and Results In mice, oral treatment with HE3286 (40 mg/kg significantly (p in vivo (ovalbumin immunization. When mice treated for two weeks with HE3286 were challenged with K. pneumoniae, nearly identical survival kinetics were observed in vehicle-treated, HE3286-treated and untreated groups. Conclusions HE3286 represents a novel, first-in-class anti-inflammatory agent that may translate certain benefits of β-AET observed in rodents into treatments for chronic inflammatory pulmonary disease.

  19. Influencia de la analgesia epidural sobre la incidencia de taquiarritmias en el postoperatorio de la cirugía pulmonar Influence of epidural analgesia on the incidence of tachyarrhythmia during pulmonary surgery postoperative

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    A. Gutiérrez-Guillén

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Valorar la influencia del uso de analgesia epidural torácica (AET intra y postoperatoria sobre la presentación de taquiarritmias en el postoperatorio de las resecciones pulmonares. Material y métodos: Se han analizado, de forma retrospectiva, los cursos postoperatorios de 200 pacientes consecutivos intervenidos de resecciones pulmonares mayores (lobectomías, bilobectomías y neumonectomías en nuestro hospital durante el periodo comprendido entre octubre de 1998 y junio de 2002. En este tiempo se ha introducido progresivamente en nuestro Servicio la AET como parte de la técnica anestésica en cirugía pulmonar. Se ha analizado la influencia del empleo de AET en la presentación de episodios de taquiarritmia supraventricular en las primeras 48 horas de postoperatorio. Resultados: Se empleó AET para el manejo anestésico y control del dolor postoperatorio en el 49,5% de los casos (99/200. No existen diferencias significativas entre los grupos de pacientes con y sin AET en cuanto a edad, sexo, riesgo ASA, duración de la intervención y tipo de resecciones practicadas. Presentaron crisis de taquiarritmia el 9,5% de los pacientes (19/200, tratándose, en todos los casos, de fibrilación auricular paroxística. Entre los pacientes que no recibieron AET la tasa de arritmias fue del 13,86% (14/101, mientras que en aquellos en los que se empleó AET como parte de la técnica anestésica y durante el postoperatorio, dicha tasa fue del 5,05% (5/99, siendo dicha diferencia estadísticamente significativa (p=0,034. Conclusiones: El empleo de AET como parte de la técnica anestésica y para el manejo del dolor postoperatorio en cirugía de resección pulmonar parece ejercer un efecto protector en cuanto al desarrollo de fibrilación auricular en el postoperatorio inmediato. Se discuten las posibles causas de este efecto.Objectives: To assess the impact of intra- and post-operative thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA on the incidence of tachy

  20. Repair and biochemical protection in life shortening of mice exposed to fractionated X-irradiation

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    Male mice of the BALB/c+ strain were exposed to X-rays at fractionation intervals of 7, 15, 30, and 60 days. One group received a mixture of radioprotectors, another only AET (only 30 days fractionation), a third one served as control. The doses ranged, dependent on the treatment, from 300-1,500 R. When survival was corrected for acute death, the control and AET treated animals died after an accumulated dose of about 2,000 R whereas those treated with a mixture of radioprotectors died after about 4,000 R. Bone marrow failure and lung damage is the main cause of death within the initial 200 days after start of the exposure. At later times, fibrotic changes and in particular glomerulosclerosis are observed. (orig.)

  1. Alterations in monoamine oxidase activity of the mouse brain and liver after mixed neutron-gamma irradiation

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    The activity of monoamine oxidase (MAO) was determined in mouse brain and liver after exposure to different kinds of ionizing radiation and after pretreatment with a radioprotective agent. After a lethal dose of mixed neutron-gamma irradiation the MAO activity decreased in the brain and increased in the liver. In contrast, after a lethal dose of 60Co-gamma irradiation enzyme activity was considerably increased in the brain while in the liver it increased like after mixed neutron-gamma irradiation. AET (S2-aminoethyl-isothiuronium-Br x HBr), when administered in a radioprotective dose, inhibited MAO activity in the brain, while it increased in the liver. Even more marked changes of enzyme activity were observed in both brain and liver after AET pretreatment and mixed neutron-gamma irradiation. The possible role of lipid peroxidation in alteration of MAO activity is discussed. (author)

  2. Palkmaja - moodsalt minimalistlik / Jana Rand

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    Rand, Jana, 1963-

    2008-01-01

    Firma United Logs palkmaja seeriast P.A.L.Kdisain Neeme külas Harjumaal. Arhitektid Laur Pihel ja Tauno Aedma. Sisearhitekt Aet Piel. Maritsa Luki tekstiilid on inspireeritud Ruhnu mustritest. Katus on ülespoole käänatud servadega. Välisuks ja trepi metallist osad on roostetanud terasest. Firma United Logs omaniku Jens Rajaste kommentaar. Põhiplaan, 4 värv. välis- ja 6 sisevaadet.

  3. Efekne eramu Kiili vallas / Regina Viljasaar

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    Viljasaar, Regina

    2004-01-01

    Ühekorruseline eramu Kangru külas. Arhitekt Peeter Pere (Arhitektid Muru & Pere). Köögi, söögi- ja vannitoa ning köögi-ja vannitoa mööbli kavandas Aet Piel. Kamina kujundas Peeter Pere. Väline puitvooderdis on elukorpuse seintel vertikaalne ja tume, ümbriskarkassil palkidest ja hele. Projekt 2002, valminud 2004. 5 välis- ja 10 sisevaadet

  4. Uus korter ja midagi veel / Eve Kaunis

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    Kaunis, Eve

    2008-01-01

    Uus Maa kinnisvarabüroo eluruumide konsultant Eve Kaunis ostjate eelistustest korterite valikul. Peamised müügiargumendid on soodne hind ja rohked lisaväärtused. Näiteks toodud 2-toaline korter (sisekujundus: Aet Piel, 71 m2) Põhja-Tallinnas Eugen Sachariase projekti järgi ehitatud majas ja 3-toaline korter (66,4 m2) Keilas 1980. aastatel ehitatud elamus

  5. Combining FAO-56 model and ground-based remote sensing to estimate water consumptions of wheat crops in a semi-arid region

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    Er Raki, S.; Chehbouni, Abdelghani; Guemouria, N.; Duchemin, Benoît; Ezzahar, J.; Hadria, R.

    2007-01-01

    This study was performed to test three methods based on the FAO-56 ‘‘dual'' crop coefficient approach to estimate actual evapotranspiration (AET) for winter wheat under different irrigation treatments in the semi-arid region of Tensift Al Haouz, Marrakech (center of Morocco). The three methods differ in the calculation of the basal crop coefficient (Kcb) and the fraction of soil surface covered by vegetation ( fc). The first approach strictly follows the FAO-56 procedure, with Kcb given in th...

  6. Impact of aerobic exercise on sleep and motor skills in children with autism spectrum disorders – a pilot study

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    Brand, Serge; Jossen, Stefanie; Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith; Pühse, Uwe; Gerber, Markus

    2015-01-01

    Background Prevalence rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have increased dramatically in the last two decades. In addition to the core symptoms such as impaired communication, difficulties in social interaction, and restricted and stereotypical patterns of behavior and interests, poor sleep and motor skill (MS) deficits have also been observed in children with ASD. On the other hand, there is evidence that aerobic exercise training (AET) has a positive impact on sleep, and that specific t...

  7. Highly luminescent water-soluble CdTe quantum dots

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    Wuister, SF; Swart, A.N.; van Driel, F; Hickey, SG; Donega, CD; Swart, Ingmar

    2003-01-01

    Colloidal CdTe quantum dots prepared in TOP/DDA (trioctylphosphine/dodecylamine) are transferred into water by the use of aminoethanethiol.HCl (AET) or mercaptopropionic acid (MPA). This results in an increase in the photoluminescence quantum efficiency and a longer exciton lifetime. For the first time, water-soluble semiconductor nanocrystals presenting simultaneously high band-edge photoluminescence quantum efficiencies (as high as 60% at room temperature), monoexponential exciton decays, a...

  8. Tund nagu viiekäiguline õhtusöök / Philipe Prowse

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    Prowse, Philipe

    2002-01-01

    12. ja 13. märtsil 2002.a. külastas Eestit mitme õpikusarja autor ja õpetaja Philip Prowse Inglismaalt, kes pidas Briti Nõukogus ja Tartu Miina Härma Gümnaasiumis loengu "Get Real! - myth and reality in the classroom" ning oma uut õpikut "Shine" tutvustava workshop℗ѫi Allecto raamatupoes. Intervjuu Philip Prowsèga / vahendas Aet Sarv

  9. The importance of followers' emotions in effective leadership

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    Glasø, Lars; Notelaers, Guy; SKOGSTAD, Anders

    2011-01-01

    Within the framework of Affective Events Theory (AET) this study examines emotional experiences as a potential mediator between followers’ perceptions of supportive leadership and their experiences of job engagement and intention to leave the organisation, respectively. The results showed that the relationships between supportive leadership and job engagement, as well as turnover intentions, were fully mediated by the followers’ positive emotional experiences. Negative emotional experiences y...

  10. Lugemisnoppeid: antropoloogia / Marek Tamm

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    Tamm, Marek, 1973-

    2012-01-01

    Tutvustus: Jürgenson, Aivar. Ladina rahva seas : Argentina ja sealsed eestlased. Tallinn, 2011 ; Annist, Aet. Otsides kogukonda sotsialismijärgses keskuskülas : arenguantropoloogiline uurimus. Tallinn : Tallinna Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2011. (Acta Universitatis Tallinnensis. Socialia) ; Hiiemäe, Reet. Kaitsemaagia eesti rahvausundis. Tallinn, 2012 ; Augé, Marc. Kohad ja mittekohad : sissejuhatus ülimodernsuse antropoloogiasse. Tallinn : Tallinna Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2012. (Bibliotheca controversiarum)

  11. Development of Acoustic Emission Technology for Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis of Rotating Machines; Bearings, Pumps, Gearboxes, Engines and Rotating Structures.

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    Mba, David; Rao, Raj B. K. N.

    2006-01-01

    One of the earliest documented applications of Acoustic Emission Technology (AET) to rotating machinery monitoring was in the late 1960s. Since then there has been an explosion in research and application based studies covering bearings, pumps, gearboxes, engines and rotating structures. This paper presents a comprehensive and critical review to date on the application of Acoustic Emission Technology to condition monitoring and diagnostics of rotating machinery.

  12. Viimsi keskkool / Urmas Oja

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    Oja, Urmas, 1981-2012

    2006-01-01

    Konkursil "Eesti parim puitehitis 2006" liimpuidu parima kasutamise eest erihauhinna pälvinud Viimsi keskkooli hoonest. Arhitektid Illimar Truverk, Raul Järg, Priit Pent ja Eero Endjärv. Sisearhitektid Kristi Lents ja Hannelore Pihlak. Projekteerija: AET Arhitektid OÜ. Betoonist maja juures leidub liimpuitu kandetaladena maja keskses aatriumis ning fassaadidel aknaid liigendava materjalina. Ill.: 14 värv. välis- ja 4 sisevaadet

  13. ESL aastapreemia konkurss 2010. Žürii koosoleku protokoll = ESL awards 2010. Minutes of the meeting of the panel of judges = Конкурс на соискание премии ESL за 2010 год. Протокол собрания жюри

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    2011-01-01

    Eesti Sisearhitektide Liidu aastapreemia 2010 žürii otsustas 7. aprillil 2011. a. välja anda söögikoha interjööri (kohvik Supelsaksad), ühiskondliku interjööri (ADM Interactive'i büroo), ajaloolise interjööri (Kihnu muuseum) ning näituse ja installatsiooni kujunduse (välinäitus "Eesti kirjanikud karikatuuris") preemia. Tudengipreemia: Aet Tera

  14. Eesti disain / Silvia Pärmann

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    Pärmann, Silvia

    2014-01-01

    Ahti Grünbergi ja Tõnis Kalve mööbliseeria Derelict. Maile Grünbergi disainitud toolid ja laud Madis. Taniel Kolpakovi kaubamärgile Rough Bloom disainitud köögimööbel. Kaubamärgi Varm Country uus kollektsioon Basic no 2. Kersti Laanmaa keraamilised teekannud Kiviaeg ja Jänes kapsas. Tiina Mangi kavandatud diivan Sik-Sak. Tõnis Vellama valgustimudel AET27

  15. Protection against radiation by dehydroepiandrosterone, androstenediol, and androstenetriol

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    Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) was considered to be a biologically irrelevant intermediate in the pathway of steroid hormones. DHEA provides one of the first avenues by which the immune system can be globally regulated to increase resistance to a variety of lethal infections. The downstream metabolites of DHEA particularly androstenediol (AED) and androstenetriol (AET) were significantly more efficacious at preventing morbidity and mortality associated with viral and bacterial infection

  16. Modeling of seasonal water balance for crop production in Bangladesh with implications for future projection

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    Mohammed R. Karim; Mamoru Ishikawa; Motoyoshi Ikeda

    2012-01-01

    Expecting the projected regional or global climate change, weather could have a significant effect on soil moisture and thereby affecting the plant growth. Water deficiency is considered as one of the major climatic restraints for crop production in Bangladesh, especially in the dry season. To better understand the crop responses to moisture variation, a quantitative analysis is done for major water balance components named, potential evapotranspiration (PET), actual evapotranspiration (AET),...

  17. Determination of kinetic parameters of a lab-scale upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reator (uasb) removing organic loading from swine manure effluents Determinação de parâmetros cinéticos utilizando reator anaeróbio de manta de lodo (uasb) em escala laboratorial para remoção da carga orgânica de efluentes de suinocultura

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    Cláudio Milton Montenegro Campos; Bruno Botelho Saléh; Fernanda Ribeiro do Carmo

    2005-01-01

    The present work aimed at determining and evaluating the kinetic parameters from the UASB reactor treating swine manure effluent in a lab-scale experiment. The research was carried out in the Laboratory of Water Analysis at the Engineering Department (LAADEG) at the campus of Federal University of Lavras - UFLA. The system was assembled with an acidification and equalization tank (AET), an UASB reactor and an aerated facultative pond (AFP). The hydraulic retention time (HRT) adopted in the UA...

  18. EKA - suur tükk ajab suu lõhki / Tuuli Jõesaar

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    Jõesaar, Tuuli

    2011-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone arhitektuurikonkursi võidutöö "Art Plaza" projekti muutmisest. Kadunud on korruseid läbinud avatud aatrium. Uuenenud plaanid ei ole veel EKA nõukogu ette jõudnud. Projektis saab muudatusi teha töö autor (Taani bürood SEA ja Effekt koos AET Arhitektide ja Allianss Arhitektidega) koostöös dekaanide, õppejõudude ja tehniliste ekspertidega. Lisandunud on tudengite algatusrühm

  19. Auger Electron Therapy: Photoelectric Absorption at the L-edge for Cancer Radiotherapy

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    In this in vivo study, the emission of Auger electrons from platinum atoms, physiologically-targeted to tumor cell DNA, were used to enhance the radiation dose to a murine mammary carcinoma in a radiotherapeutic technique, Auger Electron Therapy (AET). AET requires the simultaneous presence of two agents, a) a radiation source whose energies are suitable for inducing a photoelectric effect in a high Z atom, and b) a molecule that transports the high Z atom in or near tumor cell DNA. Unlike most studies where the K absorption edge is used to stimulate Auger emission after the induction of a photoelectric effect in a high Z atom, this work exploited the L edge of platinum. Soft γ-rays from palladium-103 brachytherapy seeds (20 keV), implanted directly in the radio-resistant KHJJ breast tumor (TCD50 = 54Gy) borne subcutaneously on the thigh, generated a photoelectric effect at the L edge of platinum atoms (13.8 keV) transported to tumor cell DNA by the porphyrin, PtTMPyP(4) after an i.p. injection of 40 mg/kg. The photoelectric event resulted in tumor growth delay by a factor of 5 for mice receiving the AET treatment [PtTMPyP(4) and 103Pd] compared to those with the implanted 103Pd seeds alone. The outcome of the experiment suggests the potential application of AET in the radiotherapy clinic where brachytherapy is deemed the treatment of choice. This work was supported by the Israel Ministry of Trade and Industry and by Rotem Industries

  20. Enhancement of radiation cytotoxicity in breast-cancer cells by localized attachment of gold nanoparticles.

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    Kong, Tao; Zeng, Jie; Wang, Xiaoping; Yang, Xiaoyan; Yang, Jing; McQuarrie, Steve; McEwan, Alexander; Roa, Wilson; Chen, Jie; Xing, James Z

    2008-09-01

    Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and modified GNPs having two kinds of functional molecules, cysteamine (AET) and thioglucose (Glu), are synthesized. Cell uptake and radiation cytotoxicity enhancement in a breast-cancer cell line (MCF-7) versus a nonmalignant breast-cell line (MCF-10A) are studied. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) results show that cancer cells take up functional Glu-GNPs significantly more than naked GNPs. The TEM results also indicate that AET-capped GNPs are mostly bound to the MCF-7 cell membrane, while Glu-GNPs enter the cells and are distributed in the cytoplasm. After MCF-7 cell uptake of Glu-GNPs, or binding of AET-GNPs, the in vitro cytotoxicity effects are observed at 24, 48, and 72 hours. The results show that these functional GNPs have little or no toxicity to these cells. To validate the enhanced killing effect on cancer cells, various forms of radiation are applied such as 200 kVp X-rays and gamma-rays, to the cells, both with and without functional GNPs. By comparison with irradiation alone, the results show that GNPs significantly enhance cancer killing. PMID:18712753

  1. Effects of radioprotectors on the cAMP and cGMP systems

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    The sulphur-containing radioprotectors mercaptoethylamine (MEA), aminoethylisothiourea (AET), 2-aminothiazoline, 4-oxo-2-amino-thiazoline, and S-S-oxapentane-1,5-diisorthiourea, and the radioprotective biogenic amines serotonin, histamine, and dopamine, caused the elevation of cAMP content and intensified the rate of cAMP-dependent protein phosphorylation in tissues of animals following intraperitoneal injection at radioprotective doses. Biogenic amines stimulated the adenylate cyclase activity in membrane preparations from liver, spleen, and small-intestine mucosa; sulphur-containing radioprotectors caused no such effects. None of the radioprotectors affected CAMP and cGMP phosphodiesterases in vitro. AET and MEA inhibited guanylate cyclase in vitro, whereas serotonin and dopamine stimulated the enzyme. A biphasic change in the level of cGMP was observed in tissues after the administration of MEA and AET (more than 2-fold fally by 1-3 min after the administration of drug and 1.4-fold rise after 15-20 min); serotonin and dopamine caused a slow rise in the cGMP level, the cAMP/cGMP ratio in liver showed biphasic changes in level during the 20 min following injection of serotonin. The data obtained support the conclusion that the action of radioprotectors on cellular metabolism in animals may be mediated by the cAMP system.The reciprocal regulation of radioresistance by cAMP and cGMP is unlikely to exist. (orig.)

  2. The Basic Study on the Method of Acoustic Emission Signal Processing for the Failure Detection in the NPP Structures

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    Kim, Jong Hyun; Kim, Jae Seong; Lee, Bo Young [Korea Aerospace University, Goyang (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jung; Kwag, No Gwon [SAEAN, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2009-10-15

    The thermal fatigue crack(TFC) is one of the life-limiting mechanisms at the nuclear power plant operating conditions. In order to evaluate the structural integrity, various non-destructive test methods such as radiographic test, ultrasonic test and eddy current are used in the industrial field. However, these methods have restrictions that defect detection is possible after the crack growth. For this reason, acoustic emission testing(AET) is becoming one of powerful inspection methods, because AET has an advantage that possible to monitor the structure continuously. Generally, every mechanism that affects the integrity of the structure or equipment is a source of acoustic emission signal. Therefore the noise filtering is one of the major works to the almost AET researchers. In this study, acoustic emission signal was collected from the pipes which were in the successive thermal fatigue cycles. The data were filtered based on the results from previous experiments. Through the data analysis, the signal characteristics to distinguish the effective signal from the noises for the TFC were proven as the waveform difference. The experiment results provide preliminary information for the acoustic emission technique to the continuous monitoring of the structure failure detection

  3. Engagement and disengagement in mutual-help addiction recovery housing: a test of affective events theory.

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    Beasley, Christopher R; Jason, Leonard A

    2015-06-01

    This study tested an affective events theory (AET) model in the Oxford House network of recovery homes. Residents' congruence with their home (P-E fit) was hypothesized to directly influence behavior that supported the house and other residents-citizenship behavior. We further hypothesized P-E fit would be related to member intentions to leave, with attitudes toward the home mediating that relationship. To assess this, we administered a cross-sectional national survey to 296 residents of 83 randomly selected Oxford Houses. Although the AET model demonstrated good fit with the data, an alternative model fit better. This alternative model suggested an additional indirect relationship between P-E fit and citizenship mediated by attitudes. Results suggested affective experiences such as feeling like one fits with a community may influence engagement and disengagement. There appears to be a direct influence of fit on citizenship behavior and an indirect influence of fit through recovery home attitudes on both citizenship and intentions to leave the home. We conclude affective experiences could be important for community engagement and disengagement but AET may need to integrate cognitive dissonance theory. PMID:25791917

  4. The Basic Study on the Method of Acoustic Emission Signal Processing for the Failure Detection in the NPP Structures

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    The thermal fatigue crack(TFC) is one of the life-limiting mechanisms at the nuclear power plant operating conditions. In order to evaluate the structural integrity, various non-destructive test methods such as radiographic test, ultrasonic test and eddy current are used in the industrial field. However, these methods have restrictions that defect detection is possible after the crack growth. For this reason, acoustic emission testing(AET) is becoming one of powerful inspection methods, because AET has an advantage that possible to monitor the structure continuously. Generally, every mechanism that affects the integrity of the structure or equipment is a source of acoustic emission signal. Therefore the noise filtering is one of the major works to the almost AET researchers. In this study, acoustic emission signal was collected from the pipes which were in the successive thermal fatigue cycles. The data were filtered based on the results from previous experiments. Through the data analysis, the signal characteristics to distinguish the effective signal from the noises for the TFC were proven as the waveform difference. The experiment results provide preliminary information for the acoustic emission technique to the continuous monitoring of the structure failure detection

  5. Fully-automated estimation of actual to potential evapotranspiration in the Everglades using Landsat and air temperature data as inputs to the Vegetation Index-Temperature Trapezoid method

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    Yagci, A. L.; Jones, J. W.

    2014-12-01

    While the greater Everglades contains a vast wetland, evapotranspiration (ET) is a major source of water "loss" from the system. Like other ecosystems, the Everglades is vulnerable to drought. Everglades restoration science and resource management requires information on the spatial and temporal distribution of ET. We developed a fully-automated ET model using the Vegetation Index-Temperature Trapezoid concept. The model was tested and evaluated against in-situ ET observations collected at the Shark River Slough Mangrove Forest eddy-covariance tower in Everglades National Park (Sitename / FLUXNET ID: Florida Everglades Shark River Slough Mangrove Forest / US-Skr). It uses Landsat Surface Reflectance Climate Data from Landsat 5, and Landsat 5 thermal and air temperature data from the Daily Gridded Surface Dataset to output the ratio of actual evapotranspiration (AET) and potential evapotranspiration (PET). When multiplied with a PET estimate, this output can be used to estimate ET at high spatial resolution. Furthermore, it can be used to downscale coarse resolution ET and PET products. Two example outputs covering the agricultural lands north of the major Everglades wetlands extracted from two different dates are shown below along with a National Land Cover Database image from 2011. The irrigated and non-irrigated farms are easily distinguishable from the background (i.e., natural land covers). Open water retained the highest AET/PET ratio. Wetlands had a higher AET/PET ratio than farmlands. The main challenge in this study area is prolonged cloudiness during the growing season.

  6. Improving Evapotranspiration Estimates Using Multi-Platform Remote Sensing

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    Knipper, Kyle; Hogue, Terri; Franz, Kristie; Scott, Russell

    2016-04-01

    Understanding the linkages between energy and water cycles through evapotranspiration (ET) is uniquely challenging given its dependence on a range of climatological parameters and surface/atmospheric heterogeneity. A number of methods have been developed to estimate ET either from primarily remote-sensing observations, in-situ measurements, or a combination of the two. However, the scale of many of these methods may be too large to provide needed information about the spatial and temporal variability of ET that can occur over regions with acute or chronic land cover change and precipitation driven fluxes. The current study aims to improve the spatial and temporal variability of ET utilizing only satellite-based observations by incorporating a potential evapotranspiration (PET) methodology with satellite-based down-scaled soil moisture estimates in southern Arizona, USA. Initially, soil moisture estimates from AMSR2 and SMOS are downscaled to 1km through a triangular relationship between MODIS land surface temperature (MYD11A1), vegetation indices (MOD13Q1/MYD13Q1), and brightness temperature. Downscaled soil moisture values are then used to scale PET to actual ET (AET) at a daily, 1km resolution. Derived AET estimates are compared to observed flux tower estimates, the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) model output (i.e. Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) Macroscale Hydrologic Model, Mosiac Model, and Noah Model simulations), the Operational Simplified Surface Energy Balance Model (SSEBop), and a calibrated empirical ET model created specifically for the region. Preliminary results indicate a strong increase in correlation when incorporating the downscaling technique to original AMSR2 and SMOS soil moisture values, with the added benefit of being able to decipher small scale heterogeneity in soil moisture (riparian versus desert grassland). AET results show strong correlations with relatively low error and bias when compared to flux tower

  7. Effect of aerobic exercise training and cognitive behavioural therapy on reduction of chronic fatigue in patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy: protocol of the FACTS-2-FSHD trial

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    van Engelen Baziel GM

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD muscle function is impaired and declines over time. Currently there is no effective treatment available to slow down this decline. We have previously reported that loss of muscle strength contributes to chronic fatigue through a decreased level of physical activity, while fatigue and physical inactivity both determine loss of societal participation. To decrease chronic fatigue, two distinctly different therapeutic approaches can be proposed: aerobic exercise training (AET to improve physical capacity and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT to stimulate an active life-style yet avoiding excessive physical strain. The primary aim of the FACTS-2-FSHD (acronym for Fitness And Cognitive behavioural TherapieS/for Fatigue and ACTivitieS in FSHD trial is to study the effect of AET and CBT on the reduction of chronic fatigue as assessed with the Checklist Individual Strength subscale fatigue (CIS-fatigue in patients with FSHD. Additionally, possible working mechanisms and the effects on various secondary outcome measures at all levels of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF are evaluated. Methods/Design A multi-centre, assessor-blinded, randomized controlled trial is conducted. A sample of 75 FSHD patients with severe chronic fatigue (CIS-fatigue ≥ 35 will be recruited and randomized to one of three groups: (1 AET + usual care, (2 CBT + usual care or (3 usual care alone, which consists of no therapy at all or occasional (conventional physical therapy. After an intervention period of 16 weeks and a follow-up of 3 months, the third (control group will as yet be randomized to either AET or CBT (approximately 7 months after inclusion. Outcomes will be assessed at baseline, immediately post intervention and at 3 and 6 months follow up. Discussion The FACTS-2-FSHD study is the first theory-based randomized clinical trial which evaluates the effect and the

  8. Effects of aerobic exercise therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy on functioning and quality of life in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: protocol of the FACTS-2-ALS trial

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    van de Weerd Margreet GH

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS is a fatal progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting motor neurons in the spinal cord, brainstem and motor cortex, leading to muscle weakness. Muscle weakness may result in the avoidance of physical activity, which exacerbates disuse weakness and cardiovascular deconditioning. The impact of the grave prognosis may result in depressive symptoms and hopelessness. Since there is no cure for ALS, optimal treatment is based on symptom management and preservation of quality of life (QoL, provided in a multidisciplinary setting. Two distinctly different therapeutic interventions may be effective to improve or preserve daily functioning and QoL at the highest achievable level: aerobic exercise therapy (AET to maintain or enhance functional capacity and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT to improve coping style and cognitions in patients with ALS. However, evidence to support either approach is still insufficient, and the underlying mechanisms of the approaches remain poorly understood. The primary aim of the FACTS-2-ALS trial is to study the effects of AET and CBT, in addition to usual care, compared to usual care alone, on functioning and QoL in patients with ALS. Methods / Design A multicentre, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial with a postponed information model will be conducted. A sample of 120 patients with ALS (1 month post diagnosis will be recruited from 3 university hospitals and 1 rehabilitation centre. Patients will be randomized to one of three groups i.e. (1 AET + usual care, (2 CBT + usual care, (3 Usual care. AET consists of a 16-week aerobic exercise programme, on 3 days a week. CBT consists of individual psychological support of patients in 5 to 10 sessions over a 16-week period. QoL, functioning and secondary outcome measures will be assessed at baseline, immediately post intervention and at 3- and 6-months follow-up. Discussion The FACTS-2-ALS study is the first

  9. Spatial uncertainty in remote sensing generated hydrological variables

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    Mendiguren González, Gorka; Stisen, Simon

    2016-04-01

    The use of satellite remote sensing (RS) has proven its potential to generate different hydrological variables such as Land Surface Temperature (LST), Leaf Area Index (LAI) or Evapotranspiration (ET) among others. In the case of ET different methods combine spectral and thermal information to estimate Actual ET (aET) coincident with satellite overpass. These estimates from space has become popular in the hydrological modeling community. The information obtained from RS estimates can be used to calibrate and validate hydrological models not just at single points or catchment averages, but also the simulated spatial patterns. It is a common assumption that although the RS estimates are uncertain, their strength lies in the spatial pattern information, due to the unprecedented spatial coverage of the observations. When spatial patterns obtained from remote sensing estimates are intended for evaluating the spatial patterns of distributed hydrological models, it will however be necessary to challenge that assumption. This study aims at quantifying the uncertainty of the estimated spatial pattern of temporally aggregated monthly LST and AET maps derived from the MODIS satellite. The proposed approach is based on a cluster analysis performed on hundreds of possible realizations of the estimates generated by sampling within the uncertainty of the individual pixels estimates and taking into account temporal variation and the correlation length of the error. The result is not only monthly maps of LST and AET, but also maps of the uncertainty of the spatial pattern. This type of information is critical when evaluating the spatial pattern performance of hydrological models, because the performance criteria can be adjusted for areas of high and low confidence in the observational data set. The resulting maps are finally utilized for an evaluation of the spatial performance of the 43,000 km2 national hydrological model of Denmark.

  10. Investigation of geometric design in piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems diaphragms for ultrasonic energy harvesting

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    Shi, Qiongfeng; Wang, Tao; Kobayashi, Takeshi; Lee, Chengkuo

    2016-05-01

    Acoustic energy transfer (AET) has been widely used for contactless energy delivery to implantable devices. However, most of the energy harvesters (ultrasonic receivers) for AET are macro-scale transducers with large volume and limited operation bandwidth. Here, we propose and investigate two microelectromechanical systems diaphragm based piezoelectric ultrasonic energy harvesters (PUEHs) as an alternative for AET. The proposed PUEHs consist of micro-scale diaphragm array with different geometric parameter design. Diaphragms in PUEH-1 have large length to width ratio to achieve broadband property, while its energy harvesting performance is compromised. Diaphragms in PUEH-2 have smaller length to width ratio and thinner thickness to achieve both broadband property and good energy harvesting performance. Both PUEHs have miniaturized size and wide operation bandwidth that are ideally suitable to be integrated as power source for implantable biomedical devices. PUEH-1 has a merged -6 dB bandwidth of 74.5% with a central frequency of 350 kHz. PUEH-2 has two separate -6 dB bandwidth of 73.7%/30.8% with central frequencies of 285 kHz/650 kHz. They can adapt to various ultrasonic sources with different working frequency spectrum. Maximum output power is 34.3 nW and 84.3 nW for PUEH-1 and PUEH-2 at 1 mW/cm2 ultrasound intensity input, respectively. The associated power density is 0.734 μW/cm2 and 4.1 μW/cm2, respectively. Better energy harvesting performance is achieved for PUEH-2 because of the optimized length to width ratio and thickness design. Both PUEHs offer more alignment flexibility with more than 40% power when they are in the range of the ultrasound transmitter.

  11. Optical durability testing of candidate solar mirrors

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    Jorgensen, G.; Kennedy, C.; King, D.; Terwilliger, K.

    2000-03-24

    Durability testing of a variety of candidate solar reflector materials at outdoor test sites and in laboratory accelerated weathering chambers is the main activity within the Advanced Materials task of the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Program. Outdoor exposure testing (OET) at up to eight outdoor, worldwide exposure sites has been underway for several years. This includes collaboration under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems (SolarPACES) agreement. Outdoor sites are fully instrumented in terms of monitoring meteorological conditions and solar irradiance. Candidate materials are optically characterized prior to being subjected to exposure in real and simulated weathering environments. Optical durability is quantified by periodically re-measuring hemispherical and specular reflectance as a function of exposure time. By closely monitoring the site- and time-dependent environmental stress conditions experienced by the material samples, site-dependent loss of performance may be quantified. In addition, accelerated exposure testing (AET) of these materials in parallel under laboratory-controlled conditions may permit correlating the outdoor results with AET, and subsequently predicting service lifetimes. Test results to date for a large number of candidate solar reflector materials are presented in this report. Acronyms are defined. Based upon OET and AET results to date, conclusions can be drawn about the optical durability of the candidate reflector materials. The optical durability of thin glass, thick glass, and two metallized polymers can be characterized as excellent. The all-polymeric construction, several of the aluminized reflectors, and a metallized polymer can be characterized as having intermediate durability and require further improvement, testing and evaluation, or both.

  12. Impact of the use of antibodies anti endothelin 1 on the coronary arterial estenosis for hyperplasia secondary neo intimal to barotraumas with ball and Stent in porcines

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    Coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is performed in about two million surgical procedures every year in the world, and coronary restenosis (CR) continues to be it's weakest point. There are four mechanisms involved in CR 1. Thrombosis, 2.elastic recoil, 3. Constrictive arterial remodeling; and 4. Intimal hyperplasia. The first three are managed with Stents, inhibitors of GP lib//iiia, antiagregants and anticoagulants. The fourth is believed to be the only responsible of post Stent CR. endothelin 1(ET1) produces cellular proliferation. Impact of the anti ET1 anti bodies by intra coronary injection, or generated by immune response at the subcutaneous (SC) application of ET1, on the NI growth in porcines, who have undergone barotrauma with Stent, is expected to be demonstrated. PTCA was performed in 12 pigs (36 arterial specimens). They were sacrificed after four weeks of follow up. Specimens were divided in three groups, previously randomized, resulting in 12 specimens a group. The placebo group received intracoronary infusion of saline solution immediately after the barotraumas. The second group received intracoronary infusion of AET1 antibodies and the third group received SC injection of ET1 fourteen days before the trauma. Segments were studied with IVUS and hystomotphometric analysis. Statistical analysis: it was performed by the student t in order to compare independent measures. Because of the small size of the groups, the Mann Whitney test was applied. A double tale analysis was performed in both cases. A significant reduction of the NI area was obtained both with the injection of AET1 Abs and ET1 SC (p 0.001) in the IVUS and the hystomotphometric analyses. AET1 antibodies seem to prevent the post Stent NI growth. There is no significant advantage between both forms of injection

  13. Impact of different training modalities on anthropometric and metabolic characteristics in overweight/obese subjects: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The aim of this systematic review of randomized controlled trials was to compare the effects of aerobic training (AET, resistance training (RT, and combined aerobic and resistance training (CT on anthropometric parameters, blood lipids, and cardiorespiratory fitness in overweight and obese subjects. METHODS: Electronic searches for randomized controlled trials were performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Trial Register. Inclusion criteria were: Body Mass Index: ≥25 kg/m(2, 19+ years of age, supervised exercise training, and a minimum intervention period of 8 weeks. Anthropometric outcomes, blood lipids, and cardiorespiratory fitness parameters were included. Pooled effects were calculated by inverse-variance random effect pairwise meta-analyses and Bayesian random effects network meta-analyses. FINDINGS: 15 trials enrolling 741 participants were included in the meta-analysis. Compared to RT, AET resulted in a significantly more pronounced reduction of body weight [mean differences (MD: -1.15 kg, p = 0.04], waist circumference [MD: -1.10 cm, p = 0.004], and fat mass [MD: -1.15 kg, p = 0.001] respectively. RT was more effective than AET in improving lean body mass [MD: 1.26 kg, p<0.00001]. When comparing CT with RT, MD in change of body weight [MD: -2.03 kg, p<0.0001], waist circumference [MD: -1.57 cm, p = 0.0002], and fat mass [MD: -1.88 kg, p<0.00001] were all in favor of CT. Results from the network meta-analyses confirmed these findings. CONCLUSION: Evidence from both pairwise and network meta-analyses suggests that CT is the most efficacious means to reduce anthropometric outcomes and should be recommended in the prevention and treatment of overweight, and obesity whenever possible.

  14. Characterisation of areas under irrigated agriculture: mapping and water use

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    Peña Arancibia, Jorge; McVicar, Tim R.; Guerschman, Juan P.; Li, Lingtao T.

    2014-05-01

    The evolution of remote sensing and classification methods has enabled effective mapping, monitoring and management of irrigated agriculture. A random forest classification was implemented using learning samples inferred from Landsat TM/ETM data and monthly time-series of remotely-sensed observations from the MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). The covariates included in the method characterised: (i) the vegetation phenology via the recurrent and persistent fractions of photosynthetically active radiation (fPARrecandfPARper, respectively); (ii) vegetation water use via estimates of actual evapotranspiration (AET), rainfall (P) and the difference between AET and P . Maps of irrigated areas under different climates and cropping conditions were produced for the whole Murray-Darling Basin (Australia) for the years 2004 to 2010 with 0.96 observed agreement in terms of the Kappa Index (were a value of 1 indicates perfect agreement). An independent comparison of yearly irrigated area estimates and corresponding water use showed a linear relationship with good agreement (R2 >0.7) against available yearly metered water withdrawals and estimates of agricultural yields. A sequential covariate optimisation suggested that the most important predictors included the emergence-senescence period (as determined by the fPARrec and corresponding rates of change) and the AET surplus over P during this period. The latter can be important when determining more opportunistic irrigation practices due to unreliable water supply in areas with otherwise high annual rainfall. The procedure can be implemented to map irrigated areas at the global scale: the MODIS time-series used in the classification methodology are available globally since February 2000 and so are the Landsat archives which can be used to infer learning samples and irrigation practices elsewhere.

  15. Modernistlik ruumikontseptsioon ja nõukogude ideoloogia kohtuvad Viru hotellis / Karen Jagodin

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    Jagodin, Karen, 1982-

    2006-01-01

    Ajavahemikul 1964-1968 arhitektide Henno Sepmanni ja Mart Pordi poolt projekteeritud ning 1972. a. valminud Viru hotellist Tallinnas, põhjalikum ülevaade hoone interjöörist. Sisearhitektid Väino Tamm, Vello Asi, Taevo Gans, Mait Summatavet ja Loomet Raudsepp. II korruse naiste juuksuri ruumid kujundas Kirsti Laanemaa. II korruse banketisaalis oli Mari Adamsoni gobelään "Tare", suures restoranisaalis Aet Andresma-Tamme ja Mare Soovik-Lobjakase klaaskompositsioon "Pilved", Viru väljakul Edgar Viiese skulptuur "Merepiiga" (1981)

  16. [BMIM] [BF4] ionic liquid assistance effect on the crystallinity and morphology of Sb2S3 nanostructures synthesized by ultrasound

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    Unidimensional crystalline Sb2S3 nanostructures were successfully synthesized by ultrasound irradiation assisted with the ionic liquid 1-n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate [BMIM][BF4]. The starting reagents were SbCl3, thioacetamide, absolute ethanol (AET), and the used ionic liquid was [BMIM][BF4]. The resultant materials were thermally annealed at 155 and 200 oC under controlled vacuum conditions. The experiments showed that IL assistance played a key role in the crystallinity and morphology of the obtained products. The resultant materials were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX). (author).

  17. Australian Hajj pilgrims’ knowledge about MERS-CoV and other respiratory infections

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    Mohamed; Tashani; Mohammad; Alfelali; Osamah; Barasheed; Fayeza; Nusrat; Fatema; Amani; Alqahtani; Harunor; Rashid; Robert; Booy

    2014-01-01

    <正>Dear Editor,With the intense crowding in mass gatherings such as Hajj,there is a high risk of acquisition of airborne in-fections with the potential for its transmission in the pilgrims’country of origin(Memish Z A,et al.,2014).The risk of importing serious infections from Hajj has escalated since the emergence of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus(MERS-CoV)in Saudi Arabia and other neighbouring countries from September2012.Active surveillance of Hajj pilgrims in 2012 and 2013

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    Aet Pieli projekteeritud minimalistlik ja eestiaegses majas asuv köök. Vana muljega köök, mille mööbel on valmistatud firmas Moons. Kadri Pärtelpoja projekteeritud ehitusfirma NCC kinnisvaraosakonna paekiviseintega näidisköök. Köök Ivi-Els Schneideri kujundatud elamus. Hansperdis disainitud ja valmistatud noore perekonna erksates toonides köögimööbel. Arensis disainitud ja valmistatud seriaali "Kodu keset linna" köök. 22 värv. ill

  19. Disease: H00119 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available H00119 Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) type II Congenital disorders of ...glycosylation (CDGs) are a group of autosomal recessive disorders caused by defects in various genes for N-g...1 (CDG type IIa) Cormier-Daire V, Amiel J, Vuillaumier-Barrot S, Tan J, Durand G, Munnich A, Le Merrer M, Seta N Congenital disorders...loning identifies CDG-IIc, a new type of congenital disorders of glycosylation, a...et T Deficiency in COG5 causes a moderate form of congenital disorders of glycosylation. Hum Mol Genet 18:43

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  1. Radioprotector modifying influence upon the ion transport ATPase activities

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    The effects of aminothiol and biogenic amine radioprotectors (β-mercaptoethylamine, AET, serotonin, dopamine, histamine) on the basic ion transport enzymes, such as Na, K-ATP ase and Mg, Ca-ATPase activities were investigated in the tissues of numerous organs, with different radiosensitivity in the wistar rats. Experimental results showed that intraperitoneal injection of the used radioprotectors caused preliminary inhibition of the Na, K-ATPase activity in tissues from organs with different radioresistance, but had no influence on the Mg, Ca-ATPase activity in membranes of erythrocytes and rat brain cells. (2 tabs.)

  2. Algebra de clifford del espacio tiempo

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    Spinel G., Ma. Carolina

    2012-01-01

    En un artículo previo, presentamos la estructura y relaciones básicas del algebra de Clifford Gn generada por el producto geométrico de los vectores de un espacio vectorial Vn sobre el cuerpo de los reales en la versión moderna de Hestenes. Este artículo se dedica a los aspectos fundamentales algebra de Clifford del espacio-tiempo plano (A.E.T.) muestra algunos hechos interesantes relacionados con teoría de Dirac, que ponen de manifiesto la importancia sencillez de la aplicación de algebras d...

  3. Evaluation of Physically and Empirically Based Models for the Estimation of Green Roof Evapotranspiration

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    Digiovanni, K. A.; Montalto, F. A.; Gaffin, S.; Rosenzweig, C.

    2010-12-01

    Green roofs and other urban green spaces can provide a variety of valuable benefits including reduction of the urban heat island effect, reduction of stormwater runoff, carbon sequestration, oxygen generation, air pollution mitigation etc. As many of these benefits are directly linked to the processes of evaporation and transpiration, accurate and representative estimation of urban evapotranspiration (ET) is a necessary tool for predicting and quantifying such benefits. However, many common ET estimation procedures were developed for agricultural applications, and thus carry inherent assumptions that may only be rarely applicable to urban green spaces. Various researchers have identified the estimation of expected urban ET rates as critical, yet poorly studied components of urban green space performance prediction and cite that further evaluation is needed to reconcile differences in predictions from varying ET modeling approaches. A small scale green roof lysimeter setup situated on the green roof of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx, NY has been the focus of ongoing monitoring initiated in June 2009. The experimental setup includes a 0.6 m by 1.2 m Lysimeter replicating the anatomy of the 500 m2 green roof of the building, with a roof membrane, drainage layer, 10 cm media depth, and planted with a variety of Sedum species. Soil moisture sensors and qualitative runoff measurements are also recorded in the Lysimeter, while a weather station situated on the rooftop records climatologic data. Direct quantification of actual evapotranspiration (AET) from the green roof weighing lysimeter was achieved through a mass balance approaches during periods absent of precipitation and drainage. A comparison of AET to estimates of potential evapotranspiration (PET) calculated from empirically and physically based ET models was performed in order to evaluate the applicability of conventional ET equations for the estimation of ET from green roofs. Results have

  4. A 2-MeV microwave thermionic gun

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    Tanabe, E.; Borland, M.; Green, M. C.; Miller, R. H.; Nelson, L. V.; Weaver, J. N.; Wiedemann, H.

    1989-08-01

    A high gradient, S-band microwave gun with a thermionic cathode is being developed in a collaborative effort by AET, Varian, and SSRL. A prototype design using an upgraded Varian dispenser cathode mounted with thermal isolation directly in the first half-cell of a 1-1/2 cell, side coupled, standing-wave cavity was fabricated and is being tested. Optimization of the cavity shape and beam formation was done using SUPERFISH, MASK, and PARMELA. An overview of design details, as well as the status of in-progress beam tests, is presented.

  5. Konkursi "Parim puitehitis 2006" võitjad

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    Parim puitehitis 2006 - Veriora noortekeskus (arhitekt Tiina Komissarov, projekteerija Tiina Levtshenko). Äramärgitud - Alasniidu elurajooni ridaelamud (arhitekt Jüri Kliimask, projekteerija KPME ), Rakvere eragümnaasiumi algklasside hoone (arhitektid Tauno Aadma, Laur Pihel, projekteerija Eensalu ja Pihel). Eriauhinnad: liimpuidu kasutuse eest - Viimsi keskkool (arhitektid Illimar Truverk, Raul Järg, Priit Pent, Eero Endjärv, sisearhitektid Kristi Lents, Hannelore Pihlak, projekteerija AET Arhitektid), höövelpuidu kasutuse eest - Koidu t. elamud Tallinnas (arhitektid Anu Tammemägi, Erkki Ristoja, projekteerija IB Peipman), vineeri kasutuse eest - Mammaste Tervisespordikeskuse interjöör (arhitekt Tiina Komissarov, sisearhitekt Tiia Savi). Žürii koosseis

  6. Overcoming toxicity-challenges in chemoradiation for non-small cell lung cancer

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    Concurrent chemoradiation (CCRT) is the treatment of choice for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a modest survival benefit over sequential chemoradiation or radiotherapy (SCRT) alone. However, this benefit is at the cost of increasing acute toxicity such as esophagitis. Previous analysis revealed several predictive parameters in dose-volume and patient characteristics which helped us to identify those patients at risk for severe esophagus toxicity. As a result, supportive care interventions including individualized patient information, dietary guidance, adequate medication, hydration and tubefeeding could be initiated. This paper discusses the challenges in overcoming chemoradiation induced acute esophageal toxicity (AET).

  7. Radiosensitivity of marrow stromal cells and the effect of some radioprotective agents

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    The results showed that marrow stromal cells include fibroblasts, reticular cells, macrophages and adipocytes. The capability of the adherent layer derived from marrow cells of 2 mouse femurs to support hematopoietic stem cells was stronger than those of layers derived from 0.5 or 1 mouse femurs. The radiosensitivity of bone marrow stromal cells was lower than that of hematopoietic stem cells. The radioprotective effect of AET and PLP (polysaccharide of Lobaria Pulmonaria Hoffm) on the bone marrow stromal cells and their capability to support hematopoietic stem cells was clearly demonstrated

  8. Relativity and Aether Theory, a Crucial Distinction

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    Levy, Joseph

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    We study the case of two rockets which meet at a point O of an inertial co-ordinate system S, and are scheduled to move at constant speed, in opposite directions, toward two targets placed at equal distances from point O. At the instant they meet, the clocks inside the rockets are set to zero. When they reach the targets the rockets meet two clocks A and B whose reading is identical. This question which was tackled in ref [1] is studied here in depth. Assuming the existence of a preferred aet...

  9. A 2-MeV microwave thermionic gun

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    A high-gradient, S-band microwave gun with a thermionic cathode is being developed in a collaborative effort by AET, Varian, and SSRL. A prototype design using an upgraded Varian dispenser cathode mounted with thermal isolation directly in the first half-cell of a 1-1/2 cell, side-coupled, standing-wave cavity has been fabricated and is being tested. Optimization of the cavity shape and beam formation was done using SUPERFISH, MASK, and PARMELA. An overview of design details, as well as the status of in-progress beam tests, will be presented. 9 refs., 6 figs

  10. An electron beam treatment planning system based on CT images

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    This is a report on the computerization of the electron beam treatment planning system at the Cancer Institute Hospital. The computer aided calculation of electron beam dose distributions utilizes table look-up and interpolation of measured central axis depth doses and off-center ratios (OCR). Inhomogeneity correction is applied by the absorption equivalent thickness (AET) method. When OCR is expressed as a function of x-L instead of x/L, OCR is nearly independent of field size and shape, where x is the distance of the point from the central axis and L is half width. (author)

  11. Kinetic parameters of biomass growth in a UASB reactor treating wastewater from coffee wet processing (WCWP)

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    Claudio Milton Montenegro Campos; Marco Antonio Calil Prado; Erlon Lopes Pereira

    2014-01-01

    This study evaluated the treatment of wastewater from coffee wet processing (WCWP) in an anaerobic treatment system at a laboratory scale. The system included an acidification/equalization tank (AET), a heat exchanger, an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactor (UASB), a gas equalization device and a gas meter. The minimum and maximum flow rates and volumetric organic loadings rate (VOLR) were 0.004 to 0.037 m 3 d -1 and 0.14 to 20.29 kgCOD m -3 d -1 , respectively. The kinetic parameters mea...

  12. An investigation of perceived sharpness and sharpness metrics

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    Zhang, Buyue; Allebach, Jan P.; Pizlo, Zygmunt

    2005-01-01

    Sharpness is an important attribute that contributes to the overall impression of image quality. As digital photography becomes more and more popular, digital photo enhancement has been a topic of great interest. In this paper, we investigate two issues related to digital photo sharpness. 1) How do we quantitatively measure the sharpness of a digital image? 2) What is the preferred sharpness of a digital image, and what is the relation between preferred sharpness and sharpness detection threshold? Both issues are of practical use to the digital photography market. First, we present the design and properties of three sharpness metrics to answer the first question. Next, we describe psychophysical experiments to investigate the second question. It is found that 1) the sharpness metric Digital Sharpness Scale (DSS) and Average Edge Transition Slope (AETS) are highly correlated to the perceived sharpness; 2) Both DSS and AETS predict sharpness equality with acceptable error; 3) the sharpness detection threshold is relatively consistent across subjects and across image contents, compared with the sharpness preference; 4) the average level of preferred sharpness is consistently higher than the detection threshold across image contents and across subjects, which implies that observers in general prefer a sharpened image to the original image; and 5) the preferred level of sharpness has a strong dependency on image content.

  13. Assessing water availability over peninsular Malaysia using public domain satellite data products

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    Ali, M. I.; Hashim, M.; Zin, H. S. M.

    2014-02-01

    Water availability monitoring is an essential task for water resource sustainability and security. In this paper, the assessment of satellite remote sensing technique for determining water availability is reported. The water-balance analysis is used to compute the spatio-temporal water availability with main inputs; the precipitation and actual evapotranspiration rate (AET), both fully derived from public-domain satellite products of Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) and MODIS, respectively. Both these satellite products were first subjected to calibration to suit corresponding selected local precipitation and AET samples. Multi-temporal data sets acquired 2000-2010 were used in this study. The results of study, indicated strong agreement of monthly water availability with the basin flow rate (r2 = 0.5, p water availability with the in-situ measurement. It is therefore concluded that the method devised in this study provide a new alternative for water availability mapping over large area, hence offers the only timely and cost-effective method apart from providing comprehensive spatio-temporal patterns, crucial in water resource planning to ensure water security.

  14. Phenotypic Analysis Reveals that the 2010 Haiti Cholera Epidemic Is Linked to a Hypervirulent Strain.

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    Satchell, Karla J F; Jones, Christopher J; Wong, Jennifer; Queen, Jessica; Agarwal, Shivani; Yildiz, Fitnat H

    2016-09-01

    Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor strains have been responsible for pandemic cholera since 1961. These strains have evolved over time, spreading globally in three separate waves. Wave 3 is caused by altered El Tor (AET) variant strains, which include the strain with the signature ctxB7 allele that was introduced in 2010 into Haiti, where it caused a devastating epidemic. In this study, we used phenotypic analysis to compare an early isolate from the Haiti epidemic to wave 1 El Tor isolates commonly used for research. It is demonstrated that the Haiti isolate has increased production of cholera toxin (CT) and hemolysin, increased motility, and a reduced ability to form biofilms. This strain also outcompetes common wave 1 El Tor isolates for colonization of infant mice, indicating that it has increased virulence. Monitoring of CT production and motility in additional wave 3 isolates revealed that this phenotypic variation likely evolved over time rather than in a single genetic event. Analysis of available whole-genome sequences and phylogenetic analyses suggested that increased virulence arose from positive selection for mutations found in known and putative regulatory genes, including hns and vieA, diguanylate cyclase genes, and genes belonging to the lysR and gntR regulatory families. Overall, the studies presented here revealed that V. cholerae virulence potential can evolve and that the currently prevalent wave 3 AET strains are both phenotypically distinct from and more virulent than many El Tor isolates. PMID:27297393

  15. Methods for Determining Metal Uptake in Cellular DNA for Auger Electron Therapy

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    Stable indium-labeled tetra(4-N-methylpyridyl)porphyrin [InTMPyP(4)] was evaluated as a carrier of a high Z atom, indium (In), into tumor cell DNA for its subsequent activation by radiation in a proposed radiotherapeutic technique, Auger Electron Therapy (AET). Porphyrins with metals can bind to DNA and are useful vehicles for transporting the indium to the DNA of the tumor. AET combines the use of a metalloporphyrin with a stable high Z atom, such as indium, and photons emitted from radioactive brachytherapy seeds, such as iodine-125, to increase the radiation dose in the DNA of the tumor by generating a photoelectric effect in the K absorption edge of the indium (In) atom. This results in the emission of cascading Auger electrons that act as high LET radiation and thus impart significant non-reparable damage to the tumor compared to the radiation alone. The K absorption edge of In is 27.9 keV and the average photon energy of the iodine-125 seeds is ∼ 28 keV

  16. Analyses of radioprotective action and cytotoxicity of various sulfhydryl compounds in cultured mouse L cells

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    The radioprotective action and cytotoxicity of various sulfhydryl compounds; 2-mercaptopropionylglycine (MPG), 2-mercaptopropionylglycine-amide (MPG-amide), 2-mercaptopropionylphenylalanine (MPPA), 2-mercaptopropionylphenylglycine (MPPG), 3-mercaptopropionylglycine (3-MPG), AET, cysteine and cysteamine were compared in irradiated and unirradiated mouse L cells using colony forming ability as a criterion. It was indicated that the sulfhydryl compounds divided into three classes, according to their radioprotective action and toxicity. Most effective radioprotection was obtained by cysteamine and cysteine, followed by AET and MPG-amide in that order. Toxicity of these sulfhydryl compounds were generally observed in concentrations in the range of 0.1 - 2 mM, while they are much less toxic and effectively radioprotective in higher concentration, especially in cysteamine and cysteine. On the other hand, MPG, MPPA, MPPG, and 3-MPG were all non-toxic and generally ineffective in protecting irradiated cells, except that MPG in concentrations around 0.02 mM and 15 mM and MPPA and 3-MPG around 15 mM have a slight but significant protective action. (auth.)

  17. Fire activity and severity in the western US vary along proxy gradients representing fuel amount and fuel moisture.

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    Full Text Available Numerous theoretical and empirical studies have shown that wildfire activity (e.g., area burned at regional to global scales may be limited at the extremes of environmental gradients such as productivity or moisture. Fire activity, however, represents only one component of the fire regime, and no studies to date have characterized fire severity along such gradients. Given the importance of fire severity in dictating ecological response to fire, this is a considerable knowledge gap. For the western US, we quantify relationships between climate and the fire regime by empirically describing both fire activity and severity along two climatic water balance gradients, actual evapotranspiration (AET and water deficit (WD, that can be considered proxies for fuel amount and fuel moisture, respectively. We also concurrently summarize fire activity and severity among ecoregions, providing an empirically based description of the geographic distribution of fire regimes. Our results show that fire activity in the western US increases with fuel amount (represented by AET but has a unimodal (i.e., humped relationship with fuel moisture (represented by WD; fire severity increases with fuel amount and fuel moisture. The explicit links between fire regime components and physical environmental gradients suggest that multivariable statistical models can be generated to produce an empirically based fire regime map for the western US. Such models will potentially enable researchers to anticipate climate-mediated changes in fire recurrence and its impacts based on gridded spatial data representing future climate scenarios.

  18. Assessing water availability over peninsular Malaysia using public domain satellite data products

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    Water availability monitoring is an essential task for water resource sustainability and security. In this paper, the assessment of satellite remote sensing technique for determining water availability is reported. The water-balance analysis is used to compute the spatio-temporal water availability with main inputs; the precipitation and actual evapotranspiration rate (AET), both fully derived from public-domain satellite products of Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) and MODIS, respectively. Both these satellite products were first subjected to calibration to suit corresponding selected local precipitation and AET samples. Multi-temporal data sets acquired 2000-2010 were used in this study. The results of study, indicated strong agreement of monthly water availability with the basin flow rate (r2 = 0.5, p < 0.001). Similar agreements were also noted between the estimated annual average water availability with the in-situ measurement. It is therefore concluded that the method devised in this study provide a new alternative for water availability mapping over large area, hence offers the only timely and cost-effective method apart from providing comprehensive spatio-temporal patterns, crucial in water resource planning to ensure water security

  19. An introduction to acoustic emission technology for in-process inspection of welds

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    Weld quality monitoring, as it stands today, is primarily done by X-ray radiography and ultrasonic testing which is applied after welding is complete. Acoustic Emission Technique (AET) also presents a possible substitute for weld quality monitoring which can be used during welding. Acoustic signals are generated during welding and the sound waves of weld defects are picked up by using AE sensors. With the introduction of sophisticated instrumentation in AET, it is possible to carry out the test even in noisy shop floor environments. Large number of reports on the subject of acoustic emission in recent years is a clear indication that it is gaining importance in welding industry. The present day status of the acoustic emission technology as an on-line weld quality monitoring technique has been reviewed. This report discusses the technique and system along with the acoustic emission parameters important for weld quality analysis. This also deals with the application of this technique in different welding processes like TIG, resistance, electro slag and submerged arc. It has been reported that monitoring of emission during welding can detect crack formation, crack growth and lack of fusion precisely. Static defects like porosity and inclusion do not generate very strong acoustic signals and are therefore difficult to intercept, but, however, lately they have detected successfully. (author)

  20. Results from the Mayson Lake Hydrological Processes Study 2008 Summer Field Season

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    Carlyle-Moses, D. E.; McKee, A. J.; Lishman, C. E.; Giesbrecht, W. J.; Kinniburgh, S. M.

    2009-05-01

    The Mayson Lake Hydrological Processes Study area is located in the southern interior of British Columbia ˜ 60 km NNW of the City of Kamloops, British Columbia on the Thompson-Bonaparte Plateau (51.2° N, 120.4° W; 1260 m a.m.s.l.). During the summer of 2008 a series of projects were carried out in preparation for a larger, more detailed study of the impact forest disturbance and subsequent re-growth has on hydrological processes. Results from the 2008 field season suggest that canopy interception loss of rainfall in a mixed lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia Dougl.) - hybrid spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss. x engelmanni Perry x Engelm.) - subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.) stand, where pines were at the grey - attack stage of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Scolytidae) infestation, is comparable to healthy mature stands, but significantly greater (α = 0.05) than that from the burned stand. Canopy interception loss, throughfall and stemflow for 14 events totalling 50.1 mm were found to be 41.2, 58.7, and 0.1 % of rainfall, respectively. Near-surface (surface to 20 cm depth) soil moisture depletion was determined using weekly TDR measurements at 32 points in each plot during a two-month dry- down period (June 16 -August 18) in which only 30.8 mm of rain fell. Soil depletion was found to be ˜ 2.6 times greater from juvenile stands than from a clear-cut, while in the beetle infested stands soil depletion averaged ˜ 1.6 times greater than in the clear-cut. Assuming no deep drainage past a depth of 20 cm or lateral throughflow out of the study plots, actual evapotranspiration (AET) was estimated at 53.2 ± 4.0 mm from the clear-cut during the dry-down period, while from two healthy juvenile stands AET was estimated at 87.1 ± 7.0 and 87.8 ± 4.0 mm. In two beetle infested forests AET during the dry-down period was estimated at 63.4 ± 5.0 and 69.8 ± 3.2 mm. The larger AET losses from the juvenile stands compared to the clear

  1. Calibration of a distributed hydrologic model using observed spatial patterns from MODIS data

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    Demirel, Mehmet C.; González, Gorka M.; Mai, Juliane; Stisen, Simon

    2016-04-01

    Distributed hydrologic models are typically calibrated against streamflow observations at the outlet of the basin. Along with these observations from gauging stations, satellite based estimates offer independent evaluation data such as remotely sensed actual evapotranspiration (aET) and land surface temperature. The primary objective of the study is to compare model calibrations against traditional downstream discharge measurements with calibrations against simulated spatial patterns and combinations of both types of observations. While the discharge based model calibration typically improves the temporal dynamics of the model, it seems to give rise to minimum improvement of the simulated spatial patterns. In contrast, objective functions specifically targeting the spatial pattern performance could potentially increase the spatial model performance. However, most modeling studies, including the model formulations and parameterization, are not designed to actually change the simulated spatial pattern during calibration. This study investigates the potential benefits of incorporating spatial patterns from MODIS data to calibrate the mesoscale hydrologic model (mHM). This model is selected as it allows for a change in the spatial distribution of key soil parameters through the optimization of pedo-transfer function parameters and includes options for using fully distributed daily Leaf Area Index (LAI) values directly as input. In addition the simulated aET can be estimated at a spatial resolution suitable for comparison to the spatial patterns observed with MODIS data. To increase our control on spatial calibration we introduced three additional parameters to the model. These new parameters are part of an empirical equation to the calculate crop coefficient (Kc) from daily LAI maps and used to update potential evapotranspiration (PET) as model inputs. This is done instead of correcting/updating PET with just a uniform (or aspect driven) factor used in the mHM model

  2. A novel hybrid drug between two potent anti-tubulin agents as a potential prolonged anticancer approach.

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    Marchetti, Paolo; Pavan, Barbara; Simoni, Daniele; Baruchello, Riccardo; Rondanin, Riccardo; Mischiati, Carlo; Feriotto, Giordana; Ferraro, Luca; Hsu, Lih-Ching; Lee, Ray M; Dalpiaz, Alessandro

    2016-08-25

    We report the design, synthesis and biological characterisation of a novel hybrid drug by conjugation of two tubulin inhibitors, a hemiasterlin derivative A (H-Mpa-Tle-Aha-OH), obtained by condensation of three non-natural amino acids, and cis-3,4',5-trimethoxy-3'aminostilbene (B). As we have previously demonstrated synergy between A and B, we used a monocarbonyl derivative of triethylene glycol as linker (L) to synthesise compounds A-L and A-L-B; via HPLC we analysed the release of its potential hydrolysis products A, A-L, B and B-L in physiological fluids: the hybrid A-L-B undergo hydrolysis in rat whole blood of the ester bond between A and L (half-life=118.2±9.5min) but not the carbamate bond between B and L; the hydrolysis product B-L was further hydrolyzed, but with a slower rate (half-life=288±12min). The compound A-L was the faster hydrolyzed conjugate (half-life=25.4±1.1min). The inhibitory activity of the compounds against SKOV3 ovarian cancer cell growth was analysed. The IC50 values were 7.48±1.27nM for A, 40.3±6.28nM for B, 738±38.5nM for A-L and 37.9±2.11nM for A-L-B. The anticancer effect of A-L-B was evidenced to be obtained via microtubule dynamics suppression. Finally, we stated the expression of the active efflux transporters P-gp (ABCB1) and MRP1 (ABCC1) in the human normal colon epithelial NCM460 cell line by reverse-transcription PCR. Via permeation studies across NCM460 monolayers we demonstrate the poor aptitude of A to interact with active efflux transporters (AET): indeed, the ratio between its permeability coefficients for the basolateral (B)→apical (A) and B→A transport was 1.5±0.1, near to the ratio of taltobulin (1.12±0.06), an hemiasterlin derivative able to elude AETs, and significantly different form the ratio of celiprolol (3.4±0.2), an AET substrate. PMID:27262542

  3. Modelling short-term variability in carbon and water exchange in a temperate Scots pine forest

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    Vermeulen, M. H.; Kruijt, B. J.; Hickler, T.; Kabat, P.

    2015-07-01

    The vegetation-atmosphere carbon and water exchange at one particular site can strongly vary from year to year, and understanding this interannual variability in carbon and water exchange (IAVcw) is a critical factor in projecting future ecosystem changes. However, the mechanisms driving this IAVcw are not well understood. We used data on carbon and water fluxes from a multi-year eddy covariance study (1997-2009) in a Dutch Scots pine forest and forced a process-based ecosystem model (Lund-Potsdam-Jena General Ecosystem Simulator; LPJ-GUESS) with local data to, firstly, test whether the model can explain IAVcw and seasonal carbon and water exchange from direct environmental factors only. Initial model runs showed low correlations with estimated annual gross primary productivity (GPP) and annual actual evapotranspiration (AET), while monthly and daily fluxes showed high correlations. The model underestimated GPP and AET during winter and drought events. Secondly, we adapted the temperature inhibition function of photosynthesis to account for the observation that at this particular site, trees continue to assimilate at very low atmospheric temperatures (up to daily averages of -10 °C), resulting in a net carbon sink in winter. While we were able to improve daily and monthly simulations during winter by lowering the modelled minimum temperature threshold for photosynthesis, this did not increase explained IAVcw at the site. Thirdly, we implemented three alternative hypotheses concerning water uptake by plants in order to test which one best corresponds with the data. In particular, we analyse the effects during the 2003 heatwave. These simulations revealed a strong sensitivity of the modelled fluxes during dry and warm conditions, but no single formulation was consistently superior in reproducing the data for all timescales and the overall model-data match for IAVcw could not be improved. Most probably access to deep soil water leads to higher AET and GPP simulated

  4. Modelling short-term variability in carbon and water exchange in a temperate Scots pine forest

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    M. H. Vermeulen

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Vegetation – atmosphere carbon and water exchange at one particular site can strongly vary from year to year, and understanding this interannual variability in carbon and water exchange (IAVcw is a critical factor in projecting future ecosystem changes. However, the mechanisms driving this IAVcw are not well understood. We used data on carbon and water fluxes from a multi-year Eddy Covariance study (1997–2009 in a Dutch Scots pine forest and forced a process-based ecosystem model (LPJ-GUESS with local data to, firstly, test whether the model can explain IAVcw and seasonal carbon and water exchange from direct environmental factors only. Initial model runs showed low correlations with estimated annual gross primary productivity (GPP and annual actual evapotranspiration (AET, while monthly and daily fluxes showed high correlations. The model underestimated GPP and AET during winter and drought events. Secondly, we adapted the temperature inhibition function of photosynthesis to account for the observation that at this particular site, trees continue to assimilate at very low atmospheric temperatures (up to daily averages of −10 °C, resulting in a net carbon sink in winter. While we were able to improve daily and monthly simulations during winter by lowering the modelled minimum temperature threshold for photosynthesis, this did not increase explained IAVcw at the site. Thirdly, we implemented three alternative hypotheses concerning water uptake by plants in order to test which one best corresponds with the data. In particular, we analyse the effects during the 2003 heatwave. These simulations revealed a strong sensitivity of the modelled fluxes during dry and warm conditions, but no single formulation was consistently superior in reproducing the data for all time scales and the overall model-data match for IAVcw could not be improved. Most probably access to deep soil water leads to higher AET and GPP simulated during the heat wave of 2003

  5. Impact of resistance and aerobic exercise on sarcopenia and dynapenia in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy: a multicenter randomized controlled trial.

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    Adams, Scott C; Segal, Roanne J; McKenzie, Donald C; Vallerand, James R; Morielli, Andria R; Mackey, John R; Gelmon, Karen; Friedenreich, Christine M; Reid, Robert D; Courneya, Kerry S

    2016-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to conduct an exploratory analysis of the START examining the effects of resistance exercise training (RET) and aerobic exercise training (AET) on sarcopenia, dynapenia, and associated quality of life (QoL) changes in breast cancer (BC) patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy. Participants were randomized to usual care (UC) (n = 70), AET (n = 64), or RET (n = 66) for the duration of chemotherapy. Measures of sarcopenia [skeletal muscle index (SMI)] and dynapenia [upper extremity (UE) and lower extremity (LE) muscle dysfunction (MD)] were normalized relative to age-/sex-based clinical cut-points. QoL was assessed by the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Anemia (FACT-An) scales. At baseline, 25.5 % of BC patients were sarcopenic and 54.5 % were dynapenic with both conditions associated with poorer QoL. ANCOVAs showed significant differences favoring RET over UC for SMI (0.32 kg/m(2); p = 0.017), UE-MD (0.12 kg/kg; p < 0.001), and LE-MD (0.27 kg/kg; p < 0.001). Chi-square analyses revealed significant effects of RET, compared to UC/AET combined, on reversing sarcopenia (p = 0.039) and dynapenia (p = 0.019). The reversal of sarcopenia was associated with clinically relevant improvements in the FACT-An (11.7 points [95 % confidence interval (CI) -4.2 to 27.6]), the Trial Outcome Index-Anemia (10.0 points [95 % CI -4.0 to 24.1]), and fatigue (5.3 points [95 % CI -1.5 to 12.1]). Early-stage BC patients initiating adjuvant chemotherapy have higher than expected rates of sarcopenia and dynapenia which are associated with poorer QoL. RET during adjuvant chemotherapy resulted in the reversal of both sarcopenia and dynapenia; however, only the reversal of sarcopenia was associated with clinically meaningful improvements in QoL. PMID:27394134

  6. Potential control of DNA self-assembly on gold electrode

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    The self-assembly monolayer (SAM) was prepared with 2-aminoethanethiol (AET) on the gold electrode.A new approach based on potential was first used to control DNA self-assembly covalently onto the SAM with the activation of 1-ethyl-3(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide (EDC) and N-hydroxysulfosuccinimide (NHS). The influence of potential on DNA self-assembly was investigated by means of cyclic voltammetry (CV), AC impedance, Auger electron spectrometry (AES) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The result proves that controlled potential can affect the course of DNA self-assembly. More negative potential can restrain the DNA self-assembly, while more positive potential can accelerate the DNA self-assembly, which is of great significance for the control of DNA self-assembly and will find wide application in the field of DNA-based devices.

  7. The role of endogenous catecholamines in radioprotection of the animal body

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    Using female Wistar rats, golden hamsters, guinea pigs and Kryukov and BALB/c mice, the authors studied the action of AET, MEA and cysteine (in doses having the greatest radiation protection effect) and of haemic hypoxia on the concentration of catecholamines in adrenal glands, liver, spleen and blood. The results indicate that artificial enhancement of the radiation stability of animals of various species by means of radiation protection agents is, as a rule, accompanied by an increase in the concentration of catecholamines in the adrenal glands and a decrease in the spleen and liver; a decrease in the concentration of catecholamines in the blood was observed only in the case of animal species and lives which have a relatively high radiosensitivity. (V.A.P.)

  8. Observation of the impacts of both geology and vegetation environment on evapotranspiration regime : a case study under sudanian climate

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    Cohard, J.; Descloitres, M.; Guyot, A.; Galle, S.; Séguis, L.; Anquetin, S.

    2010-12-01

    Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere interactions are difficult to predict because they are the combination of many hydrological, biological and atmospheric processes. It results in an interface composed of imbricate soil, vegetation and atmospheric layers and not only a simple superposition of these layers. Therefore, it is necessary to study the compartments all together to understand the hydrological behaviour of a watershed. More over lateral variability in each water compartments add to the complexity of natural landscapes. To address this complexity, we have instrumented in the framework of the AMMA-CATCH experiment, a 12km2 watershed situated in a rocky context in north Benin. It is part of a larger hydrological device to understand the water cycle in West Africa and the feedback of the continental surface on the monsoon system. The Ara watershed has been instrumented with several ground stations to monitor the water table, the vadose zone, the precipitations and the river discharge. We also implement instrumentation that gives aggregated characteristics such as geophysical prospecting methods. Electromagnetic and MRS (magnetic resonance sounding) have been used to characterize the hydrodynamic ground properties. Also, a Large Aperture Scintillometer together with a flux station are installed on a 2.4km transect over the catchments,from which are measured aggregated sensible and latent heat flux at a km2 scale. At catchments scale, it has been shown from water table level and scintillometry measurements that the AET (Actual Evapo-Transpiration) regime lasts the entire dry period from November till the next wet season in June. As no runoff is observed during this period, a simple pattern is considered and consists in a direct link between water table and transpiration. However we first can’t conclude on the average porosity necessary to drain the water table through transpiration because it varies during the season. In this study, a detailed footprint analysis is

  9. Acido vainillin mandelico, disonancia cognoscitiva y autoevaluacion

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    Full Text Available An. esperíment waa performed in arder to ltudy the rdationlhip among cogititive dillOnance. lelf-evaluation. and excretiOft of VáinllUn liJandelicadd. Subjetetl were 90 Itudentl with no training in lOdal pl Cho- 1081. A lICIl1eof Idf·evahiation wu applled. and IUbjecu placed in grou~ according to higb. medium or lowlCOreI. A IIgnificant difference wu found: IUbjectl with hígher ICOreI in Idf-evaluation ae:ted lO lOive the cognitive dissonance, and had differcntial excretion rates in the acid.

  10. Design and operation of the JET articulated boom

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    After tritium introduction, planned for JET about 1991, remote handling maintenance is vital to the continued operation of the machine. An articulated boom has been designed at JET as the sole support device for in-vessel transport of all equipment and servo-manipulators and is part of the JET Remote Handling plan. The boom was manufactured by NEI Thompson of Wolverhampton and AET of Coventry, England, delivered to JET in October 1984 and has been commissioned successfully to its full design performance. The boom has been used during the June 1985 maintenance period as a hands-on lifting device using a hand-held, push-button controller. Dynamic computer modelling of the boom has been carried out to analyse cross-coupling inertial effects arising in the horizontal plane. A/sup 1//5-scale, mechanical model has also been used to control the boom in a master-slave mode

  11. Tendances Carbone no. 72 'EU ETS links to Australia: Lifted up from Down Under'

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    Among the publications of CDC Climat Research, 'Tendances Carbone' bulletin specifically studies the developments of the European market for CO2 allowances. This issue addresses the following points: On August 28 2012, the European Commission and the Australian Department for Climate Change announced that they will link their carbon markets. This link will take place in two stages: Australia will retain a fixed emission price of AU$ 23/tCO2 ( euros 17.00) until 2015. Then, from July 1 2015 onwards, when the Australian Emission Trading Scheme (AETS) is introduced, EUAs will be eligible for Australian firms' domestic compliance, up to a usage limit of 50%. From 2018, the EU ETS facilities will become able to surrender Australian emissions allowances (AEUs) for their compliance purposes

  12. Eesti Arhitektide Liidu aastapreemia 2015 = The annual prize of 2015 of the Union of Estonian Architects / Rainer Mahlamäki

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    2015-01-01

    Soome arhitekti Rainer Mahlamäki mõtteid Eesti kaasaegsest arhitektuurist, tema ringsõidust Tallinnasse, Kuressaarde, Pärnusse ja Tartusse. Eesti Arhitektide Liidu aastapreemia 2015 äramärkimine: villa Pärnus Lõuna 2a restaureerimine (arhitekt Jaak Huimerind, sisearhitekt Mari Kurismaa). Eesti Arhitektide Liidu aastapreemia 2015 kandidaadid: elu- ja ärihoone Tallinnas Kentmanni 6 (arhitekt Indrek Allmann); büroohoone Tallinnas Sõpruse pst 157 (arhitekt Indrek Suigusaar); Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli Kuressaare kolledži väikelaevaehituse kompetentsikeskuse katsebasseini ja laboratooriumite hoone Kuressaares Tallinna 19 (arhitektid Kalle Komissarov, Aet Ader, Mari Hunt, Kadri Klementi, Lembit-Kaur Stöör); White Beach golfi klubihoone Valgerannas Pärnumaal (arhitektid Jaan Port, Markus Nimik, Katrin Kaevats, Neeme Tiimus)

  13. Protection to glycolysis by a combination of 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan and 2-aminoethylisothiuronium bromide hydrobromide in lethally irradiated rats

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    Rate of glycolysis in vivo at different time intervals following 8 Gy[LDsub(100(30)] whole body gamma radiation (WBGR) was evaluated by estimating liver glycogen, blood sugar, serum lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) and lactic acid concentration in adult male Sprague Dawley rats. Within 1 hr of radiation exposure, a significant fall in liver glycogen was observed in rats fed food and water ad libitum. The glycogen content increased after 24 hr and had returned to control level on 7th day after radiation exposure. Blood sugar, serum LDH and blood lactate levels increased significantly as compared to non irradiated controls. Pretreatment with 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan (5-HTP;100 mg/kg) + 2-aminoethylisothiuronium bromide hydrobromide (AET;20 mg/kg)ip 30 min before 8 Gy WBGR, modified these values and restored them to normal level on 7th day post-irradiation. (author). 24 refs

  14. Plio-Pleistocene climate change and geographic heterogeneity in plant diversity-environment relationships

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    Svenning, J.-C.; Normand, Signe; Skov, Flemming

    2009-01-01

    Plio-Pleistocene climate change may have induced geographic heterogeneity in plant species richness-environment relationships in Europe due to greater in situ species survival and speciation rates in southern Europe. We formulate distinct hypotheses on how Plio-Pleistocene climate change may have...... for the contrasting findings for the two richness-environment relationships. In conclusion, we find support for the idea that Plio-Pleistocene climate change may sometimes affect current species richness-environment relationships via its effects on regional species pools. However, further studies integrating...... analyses showed that plant species richness generally increased with topographic heterogeneity (ln-transformed altitudinal range) and actual evapotranspiration (AET). We also found evidence for strong geographic heterogeneity in the species richness-environment relationship, with a greater increase...

  15. Abductive Equivalential Translation and its application to Natural Language Database Interfacing

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    1994-01-01

    The thesis describes a logical formalization of natural-language database interfacing. We assume the existence of a ``natural language engine'' capable of mediating between surface linguistic string and their representations as ``literal'' logical forms: the focus of interest will be the question of relating ``literal'' logical forms to representations in terms of primitives meaningful to the underlying database engine. We begin by describing the nature of the problem, and show how a variety of interface functionalities can be considered as instances of a type of formal inference task which we call ``Abductive Equivalential Translation'' (AET); functionalities which can be reduced to this form include answering questions, responding to commands, reasoning about the completeness of answers, answering meta-questions of type ``Do you know...'', and generating assertions and questions. In each case, a ``linguistic domain theory'' (LDT) $\\Gamma$ and an input formula $F$ are given, and the goal is to construct a fo...

  16. As estratégias operatórias e a gestão da informação no trabalho de enfermagem, no contexto hospitalar

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    Pinho Diana Lúcia Moura

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O estudo analisa as estratégias operatórias de gestão da informação, utilizadas pelos enfermeiros no contexto hospitalar para regular o trabalho. O quadro teórico inscreve-se no campo da ergonomia, articulando conceitos de regulação da atividade, representações para e na ação. A Análise Ergonômica do Trabalho - AET orientou a coleta de dados. Os resultados demonstram que as estratégias adotadas pelos enfermeiros apóiam-se na utilização de um recurso informal externo (anotações pessoais que visa, sobretudo, reduzir a carga mental de trabalho e garantir a fiabilidade de suas ações.

  17. A hydroclimatic model of global fire patterns

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    Boer, Matthias

    2015-04-01

    (i.e. F_0.99 ) was explained by two terms of the climatic water balance: i) mean annual actual evapotranspiration (AET), which is a proxy for fuel productivity, and ii) mean annual water deficit (D=PET-AET, where PET is mean annual potential evapotranspiration), which is a measure of fuel drying potential. As expected, F_0.99 was close to zero in environments of low AET (e.g. deserts) or low D (e.g. wet forests), due to strong fuel productivity or fuel dryness constraints, and maximum for environments of intermediate AET and D (e.g. tropical savannas). The topography of the F_0.99 response surface was analysed to explore how the relative importance of fuel productivity and fuel dryness constraints varied with the climatic water balance, and geographically across the continents. Consistent with current understanding of global pyrogeography, the hydroclimatic fire model predicted that fire activity is mostly constrained by fuel productivity in arid environments with grassy fuels and by fuel dryness in humid environments with litter fuels derived from woody shrubs and trees. The model provides a simple, yet biophysically-based, approach to evaluating potential for incremental change in fire activity or transformational change in fire types under future climate conditions.

  18. From GCM Output to Local Hydrologic and Ecological Impacts: Integrating Climate Change Projections into Conservation Lands

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    Weiss, S. B.; Micheli, L.; Flint, L. E.; Flint, A. L.; Thorne, J. H.

    2014-12-01

    Assessment of climate change resilience, vulnerability, and adaptation options require downscaling of GCM outputs to local scales, and conversion of temperature and precipitation forcings into hydrologic and ecological responses. Recent work in the San Francisco Bay Area, and California demonstrate a practical approach to this process. First, climate futures (GCM x Emissions Scenario) are screened using cluster analysis for seasonal precipitation and temperature, to select a tractable subset of projections that still represent the range of climate projections. Second, monthly climate projections are downscaled to 270m and the Basin Characterization Model (BCM) applied, to generate fine-scale recharge, runoff, actual evapotranspiration (AET), and climatic water deficit (CWD) accounting for soils, bedrock geology, topography, and local climate. Third, annual time-series are used to derive 30-year climatologies and recurrence intervals of extreme events (including multi-year droughts) at the scale of small watersheds and conservation parcels/networks. We take a "scenario-neutral" approach where thresholds are defined for system "failure," such as water supply shortfalls or drought mortality/vegetation transitions, and the time-window for hitting those thresholds is evaluated across all selected climate projections. San Francisco Bay Area examples include drought thresholds (CWD) for specific vegetation-types that identify leading/trailing edges and local refugia, evaluation of hydrologic resources (recharge and runoff) provided by conservation lands, and productivity of rangelands (AET). BCM outputs for multiple futures are becoming available to resource managers through on-line data extraction tools. This approach has wide applicability to numerous resource management issues.

  19. Integrated hydrological modeling of the North China Plain and implications for sustainable water management

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    H. Qin

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Groundwater overdraft has caused fast water level decline in the North China Plain (NCP since the 1980s. Although many hydrological models have been developed for the NCP in the past few decades, most of them deal only with the groundwater component or only at local scales. In the present study, a coupled surface water–groundwater model using the MIKE SHE code has been developed for the entire alluvial plain of the NCP. All the major processes in the land phase of the hydrological cycle are considered in the integrated modeling approach. The most important parameters of the model are first identified by a sensitivity analysis process and then calibrated for the period 2000–2005. The calibrated model is validated for the period 2006–2008 against daily observations of groundwater heads. The simulation results compare well with the observations where acceptable values of root mean square error (RMSE (most values lie below 4 m and correlation coefficient (R (0.36–0.97 are obtained. The simulated evapotranspiration (ET is then compared with the remote sensing (RS-based ET data to further validate the model simulation. The comparison result with a R2 value of 0.93 between the monthly averaged values of simulated actual evapotranspiration (AET and RS AET for the entire NCP shows a good performance of the model. The water balance results indicate that more than 70% of water leaving the flow system is attributed to the ET component, of which about 0.25% is taken from the saturated zone (SZ; about 29% comes from pumping, including irrigation pumping and non-irrigation pumping (net pumping. Sustainable water management analysis of the NCP is conducted using the simulation results obtained from the integrated model. An effective approach to improve water use efficiency in the NCP is by reducing the actual ET, e.g. by introducing water-saving technologies and changes in cropping.

  20. Challenges of educational and cultural diversity in the workplace.

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    Hyde, S; White, S

    1993-01-01

    In South Africa, the estimate of HIV-infected population was 300,000 in September 1993, with 500 new infections occurring daily, mostly in poor neighborhoods with illiteracy rates of 25-50%. The AIDS Education and Training (AET) targeted low-literate groups by developing an educational package for the workplace. The methodology included repetition of key messages, stories from their own culture with pictures, interaction in groups, and visual aids to retain information. The content involved biomedical aspects of HIV/AIDS, testing and counseling, safe sex, traditional healers, the needs of the infected, and workplace/community issues. The pictures depicted men and women of all racial varieties to drive home the message that the infection can infect everybody. 31 colorful laminated posters were developed for the AIDS flip chart kit, and over 100 flip chart sessions were conducted at workplaces. An evaluation of the flip chart sessions queried 143 English- and 897 Tswana-speaking people at one company. 58% of respondents considered condom use and reducing the number of partners the most important message. 28% deemed biomedical facts and latency of the infection important, 25% the deadly nature of the disease, and 15% the modes of transmission. 44% desired to learn about prevention and 30% appreciated the interactive method of learning. All participants sought more information on STDs, where to get an HIV test, and how to have safer sex. AET provides assistance to clients to become educators themselves by means of policy development, refresher courses for educators, and action planning (condom distribution, STD control, referral for testing, and follow-up). The flip chart is also used for other health and lifestyle education regarding family planning, tuberculosis, sexuality, and communication skills aimed at company managers, union officials, and supervisors. PMID:12345400

  1. The Role of Flavonoids as Potential Radioprotectors

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    Investigations for effective and non toxic compounds with radioprotection capability led to increasing interest in naturally occurring antioxidants since most of known chemical radioprotectors (AET, WR2721, WR 1065, etc.) express toxic side effects that limit their use in medical practice. Among the promissing compounds there are flavonoids, whosentioxidant activity is based on ability of direct free radicals scavenging or stabilizing the reactive oxygen species (ROS) by interacting with the reactive compound of the radical. Because of the high reactivity of the hydroxyl substituents of flavonoids, radicals are made inactive. Flavonoids can also increase the function of the endogenous antioxidant enzyme systems: superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione reductase (GR) and gluthation. Antioxidant effects may be also a combined result of radical scavenging and interaction with enzyme functions. Flavonoids induce activities of the immune system as well. Increased hematopoietic activity could account for the improved hematopoietic tolerance to radiotherapy. In this study we evaluated radioprotective effects of selected flavonoids (caffeic acid, chrysin, naringin and quercetin) administered to mice prior to whole-body irradiation with γ-rays (absorbed dose was 9 Gy). The survival analysis and alkaline comet assay on white blood cells were employed both on irradiated and non-irradiated animals. Blood samples were taken 30 min. after irradiation. Appropriate negative and positive control groups (administered chemical radioprotector AET, S-(2-Aminoethyl) isothiouronium bromide hydrobromide, i. p. at a dose of 281 mg kg-1 body weight) were also selected and handled in the same manner. We observed statistically significant difference in surviving time of mice pre-treated with test components and the most effective radioprotector was quercetin. Tested flavonoids were not genotoxic to non-irradiated mice and offered good

  2. Spatial validation of large scale land surface models against monthly land surface temperature patterns using innovative performance metrics.

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    Koch, Julian; Siemann, Amanda; Stisen, Simon; Sheffield, Justin

    2016-04-01

    Land surface models (LSMs) are a key tool to enhance process understanding and to provide predictions of the terrestrial hydrosphere and its atmospheric coupling. Distributed LSMs predict hydrological states and fluxes, such as land surface temperature (LST) or actual evapotranspiration (aET), at each grid cell. LST observations are widely available through satellite remote sensing platforms that enable comprehensive spatial validations of LSMs. In spite of the availability of LST data, most validation studies rely on simple cell to cell comparisons and thus do not regard true spatial pattern information. This study features two innovative spatial performance metrics, namely EOF- and connectivity-analysis, to validate predicted LST patterns by three LSMs (Mosaic, Noah, VIC) over the contiguous USA. The LST validation dataset is derived from global High-Resolution-Infrared-Radiometric-Sounder (HIRS) retrievals for a 30 year period. The metrics are bias insensitive, which is an important feature in order to truly validate spatial patterns. The EOF analysis evaluates the spatial variability and pattern seasonality, and attests better performance to VIC in the warm months and to Mosaic and Noah in the cold months. Further, more than 75% of the LST variability can be captured by a single pattern that is strongly driven by air temperature. The connectivity analysis assesses the homogeneity and smoothness of patterns. The LSMs are most reliable at predicting cold LST patterns in the warm months and vice versa. Lastly, the coupling between aET and LST is investigated at flux tower sites and compared against LSMs to explain the identified LST shortcomings.

  3. Protective and/or recovering effects of various kinds of chemicals and drugs to the hemopoietic injuries caused by the irradiation of /sup 60/Co. gamma. -rays in the mice

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    Kagimoto, Akio

    1987-01-01

    We have injected eleven kinds of chemical substances and drugs intraperitoneally in the male ddN mice, and studied the relative protective and/or recovering effects of them to the hemopoietic injuries caused by the whole body irradiation of 600R of /sup 60/Co ..gamma..-rays. Good radioprotective activity on bone marrow cells in the irradiated mice was found, when we administered AET (S, 2-aminoethylisothiuronium Br. HBr) before irradiation, 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophane) in low dosage before irradiation, Glutathione before irradiation, or Serotonin (5-HT; 5-hydroxytryptamine) in high dosage before irradiation. Good radioprotective or recovering activity was observed on the weight of the spleen, by Serotonin in high and low dosage before irradiation, or DBCC (5,6-dimethyl benzimidazolyl cobamide coenzyme; Vitamin B/sub 12/) after irradiation. Positive responses of reticulocytes, erythrocytes, hemoglobin, and hematocrit were obtained in the irradiated mice, when we administered Serotonin in high dosage before irradiation, MET (S-Methyl-l-cysteine sulfoxide) before irradiation, a cocktail of Periactin (Cyproheptadine hydrochloride) and Serotonin before irradiation, MET before and after irradiation or Nucleo (a mixture of products made by degrading yeast-RNA) after irradiation respectively. A good response in leukocyte count was observed when Serotonin in high dosage before irradiation was administered, and in granulocyte count by Serotonin in high dosage before or 5-HTP in low dosage before irradiation. Lymphocyte count was protected or recovered by Serotonin in high dosage before or Nucleo after irradiation. Thrombocyte count was protected by Serotonin in high and low dosage before, Glutathione before, or AET before irradiation.(author).

  4. Protective and/or recovering effects of various kinds of chemicals and drugs to the hemopoietic injuries caused by the irradiation of 60Co γ-rays in the mice

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    We have injected eleven kinds of chemical substances and drugs intraperitoneally in the male ddN mice, and studied the relative protective and/or recovering effects of them to the hemopoietic injuries caused by the whole body irradiation of 600R of 60Co γ-rays. Good radioprotective activity on bone marrow cells in the irradiated mice was found, when we administered AET (S, 2-aminoethylisothiuronium Br. HBr) before irradiation, 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophane) in low dosage before irradiation, Glutathione before irradiation, or Serotonin (5-HT; 5-hydroxytryptamine) in high dosage before irradiation. Good radioprotective or recovering activity was observed on the weight of the spleen, by Serotonin in high and low dosage before irradiation, or DBCC (5,6-dimethyl benzimidazolyl cobamide coenzyme; Vitamin B12) after irradiation. Positive responses of reticulocytes, erythrocytes, hemoglobin, and hematocrit were obtained in the irradiated mice, when we administered Serotonin in high dosage before irradiation, MET (S-Methyl-l-cysteine sulfoxide) before irradiation, a cocktail of Periactin (Cyproheptadine hydrochloride) and Serotonin before irradiation, MET before and after irradiation or Nucleo (a mixture of products made by degrading yeast-RNA) after irradiation respectively. A good response in leukocyte count was observed when Serotonin in high dosage before irradiation was administered, and in granulocyte count by Serotonin in high dosage before or 5-HTP in low dosage before irradiation. Lymphocyte count was protected or recovered by Serotonin in high dosage before or Nucleo after irradiation. Thrombocyte count was protected by Serotonin in high and low dosage before, Glutathione before, or AET before irradiation.(author)

  5. Coupled Ground- and Space-Based Assessment of Regional Inundation Dynamics to Assess Impact of Local and Upstream Changes on Evaporation in Tropical Wetlands

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    Julia Schwerdtfeger

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Modifications of human land use and climate change are known to be a threat for the health and proper functioning of tropical wetlands. They interfere with the seasonal flood pulse, which is seen as the most important driver for biodiversity and directly controls evaporation. In order to investigate the impact of local and upstream changes on wetlands, a regional assessment of evaporation is crucial but challenging in such often remote and poorly gauged ecosystems. Evaporation is the major water balance component of these wetlands and links the flood pulse with the ecosystem. It can therefore be seen as a proxy for their functioning. In the last decades, information from space became an important data source to assess remote wetland areas. Here, we developed a new approach to quantify regional evaporation driven by inundation dynamics as its dominant control. We used three water and vegetation indices (mNDWI (modified Normalized Difference Water Index, NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, and EVI (Enhanced Vegetation Index from MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer surface reflectance products to assess regional inundation dynamics between the dry and wet seasons. Two years of continual in situ water level measurements at different locations in our study area, the Pantanal wetland of South America, provided the reference to evaluate our method. With process-based modeling that used the inundation dynamics to determine the water available for evaporation, we were able to estimate actual evaporation (AET on a regional scale. Relating AET to changes in discharge due to upstream flow modifications and on local precipitation over the last 13 years, we found that the Pantanal is more vulnerable to alternated inundation dynamics than to changes in local precipitation. We concluded that coupling ground- and space-based information in this remote wetland area is a valuable first step to investigate the status of the Pantanal

  6. Protection against radiation-induced damage - Experimental radioprotection

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    Chemical radiation protection in rodents was first discovered in 1949 and clinical application in cases of acute radiation sickness seemed to be promising. Numerous chemicals were screened in various laboratories, but clinically available chemical protectors were not discovered. It was concluded in 1962 that although a number of compounds may be capable of efficient protection of mice when given before exposure to X or γ rays, none could be considered a practical agent for protection of humans. On the basis of synthesis, stability, and effectiveness of oral administration, as well as dose-reduction properties, S-(2-aminoethyl)isothiouronium (AET) would seem to be the drug of choice. However, preliminary tests of AET in humans indicated that the toxicity may be far too great. New chemical protectors have been reported, following two different lines of research in Japan and in the United States. In Japan, an adrenochrome derivative, adrenochrome monoguanylhydrazone methanesulfonate (AMM) and a new sulfhydrl compound, 2-mercaptopropionylglycine (MPG), which are both effective in much lower doses than their toxic dose in mice, were reported. In the United States, after a large screening of various kinds of derivatives of cysteamine, WR-2721, S-2-(3-aminopropylamino)ethylphosphorothioic acid was reported to have a very high dose-reduction factor of 2.5 or more, thus effective even at a less toxic dose. To make use of these chemicals in cases of cancer radiotherapy, differential protection between tumor and normal tissues has to be established. Studies along this line have been also carried out with WR-2721 and MPG. The results obtained so far are promising for the improvement of radiotherapy. In this chapter, experimental studies on these chemicals are reviewed, emphasizing the authors own research

  7. Wear monitoring of single point cutting tool using acoustic emission techniques

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    P Kulandaivelu; P Senthil Kumar; S Sundaram

    2013-04-01

    This paper examines the flank and crater wear characteristics of coated carbide tool inserts during dry turning of steel workpieces. A brief review of tool wear mechanisms is presented together with new evidence showing that wear of the TiC layer on both flank and rake faces is dominated by discrete plastic deformation, which causes the coating to be worn through to the underlying carbide substrate when machining at high cutting speeds and feed rates. Wear also occurs as a result of abrasion, as well as cracking and attrition, with the latter leading to the wearing through the coating on the rake face under low speed conditions. When moderate speeds and feeds are used, the coating remains intact throughout the duration of testing. Wear mechanism maps linking the observed wear mechanisms to machining conditions are presented for the first time. These maps demonstrate clearly that transitions from one dominant wear mechanism to another may be related to variations in measured tool wear rates. Comparisons of the present wear maps with similar maps for uncoated carbide tools show that TiC coatings dramatically expand the range of machining conditions under which acceptable rates of tool wear might be experienced. However, the extent of improvement brought about by the coatings depends strongly on the cutting conditions, with the greatest benefits being seen at higher cutting speeds and feed rates. Among these methods, tool condition monitoring using Acoustic Techniques (AET) is an emerging one. Hence, the present work was carried out to study the stability, applicability and relative sensitivity of AET in tool condition monitoring in turning.

  8. Strategies for Astronomers in the Preparation of Pre-Service Elementary and Secondary Teachers

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    Schultz, G. R.

    2004-12-01

    Making an impact on pre-service teacher preparation is challenging and requires a multi-faceted approach. To begin with, it's advisable to be informed by the education research and consensus policy statements published by the teacher education community, and to make meaningful connections with educators in this field. Two significant books to consult in this area come from the National Academy Press: "How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School" (NRC, 2000; see in particular chapter 8 on 'Teacher Learning') and "Educating Teachers of Science, Mathematics, and Technology: New Practices for the New Millennium" (NRC, 2001). Much can also be learned from joining the Association for the Education Teachers of Science (AETS; www.TheAETS.org) and/or attending its annual conferences, which attract various science teacher educators. It goes without saying that most teachers tend to teach science the way they learned it themselves, at least as a "default" pedagogical approach. Thus, initiatives in pre-service teacher preparation should include efforts to involve constructivist, inquiry-based teaching and learning in the undergraduate science lecture and laboratory courses that future teachers are enrolling in. Another important area in teacher education is the "science methods" course that a pre-service teacher enrolls in, through a college or school of education. Science methods courses are usually offered in both elementary and secondary education, and the approaches in each are of course different. Pre-service teachers in methods courses are often most concerned with classroom management strategies, and there is usually not much time in these courses for guidance on astronomy-specific (or any discipline-specific) curriculum and instruction. But experiences with short "interventions" in both elementary and secondary science methods courses have demonstrated that talking about and working hands-on with a well-designed space science curriculum resource (e.g. "The

  9. Water deficit and water surplus maps for Brazil, based on FAO Penman-Monteith potential evapotranspiration

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    Ronalton Evandro Machado

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The climatological water balance (CWB proposed by Thornthwaite and Mather (1957 is a useful tool for agricultural planning. This method requires the soil water holding capacity (SWHC, rainfall (R and potential evapotranspiration (PET data as input. Among the methods used to estimate PET, the one proposed by Thornthwaite (1948 is the simplest and the most used in Brazil, however it presents limitations of use, which is caused by its empirical relationships. When Thornthwaite PET method is used into the CWB, the errors associated to PET are transferred to the output variables, mainly water deficit (WD and water surplus (WS. As all maps of WD and WS for Brazil are based on Thornthwaite PET, the objective of this study was to produce new maps of these variables considering Penman-Monteith PET. For this purpose, monthly normal climate data base (1961-1990 from Brazilian Meteorological Service (INMET, with 219 locations in all country, was used. PET data were estimated by Thornthwaite (TH and FAO Penman-Monteith (PM methods. PET, from both methods, and R data were used to estimate the CWB for a SWHC of 100 mm, having as results actual ET (AET, WD and WS. Results obtained with PET from the two methods were compared by regression analysis. The results showed that TH method underestimated annual PM PET by 13% in 84% of the places. Such underestimation also led to AET and WD underestimations of 7% (in 69% of places and 40% (in 83% of places, respectively. For WS, the use of TH PET data in the CWB resulted in overestimations of about 80% in 78% of places. The differences observed in the CWB variables resulted in changes in the maps of WD and WS for Brazil. These new maps, based on PM PET, provide more accurate information, mainly for agricultural and hydrological planning and irrigation and drainage projects purposes.

  10. Modeling of seasonal water balance for crop production in Bangladesh with implications for future projection

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    Mohammed R. Karim

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Expecting the projected regional or global climate change, weather could have a significant effect on soil moisture and thereby affecting the plant growth. Water deficiency is considered as one of the major climatic restraints for crop production in Bangladesh, especially in the dry season. To better understand the crop responses to moisture variation, a quantitative analysis is done for major water balance components named, potential evapotranspiration (PET, actual evapotranspiration (AET, soil moisture storage (ST, water deficiency (WD and water surplus (WS with the use of Thornthwaite monthly water balance program. Analyses were carried out for three different seasons, together with interannual variability for 12 major rice growing districts of Bangladesh representing the north, central, southern and coastal zones. Hindcasted monthly average surface air temperature and precipitation data were collected from Bangladesh meteorological department during 1986 to 2006. Results suggested, trend of PET was same in every station and generally higher values were observed in the month of July and August. Khulna, the coastal station had the highest annual average PET of 1369 mm. The lowest annual AET of 1108 mm was estimated for Teknaf, while Dinajpur stood in second lowest position. ST was found almost at field capacity from July to September and, the southern station Chittagong experienced the highest average monthly ST. Maximum WD was found in Bogra and second highest shortage was in Dinajpur. The assessment of average WD of 178 mm yr-1 in northern Bangladesh reflected the worst situation among all regions, besides focusing the winter as the most crucial season regarding the water scarcity. Least amount of WS was noticed for the southern station Khulna. Significant positive relationship (p<0.05 between soil moisture and current rice yields proved the importance of surplus water conservation for the drought prone zone of Bangladesh. To boost up the

  11. Inundation and groundwater dynamics for quantification of evaporative water loss in tropical wetlands

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    Schwerdtfeger, J.; Johnson, M. S.; Couto, E. G.; Amorim, R. S. S.; Sanches, L.; Campelo, J. H., Jr.; Weiler, M.

    2014-11-01

    Characterizing hydrological processes within tropical wetlands is challenging due to their remoteness, complexity and heterogeneity. In particular, estimates of evaporative water loss are inherently uncertain. In view of the large influence on the local and regional climate, the quantification of evaporation is essential for the determination of the water balance of permanent and intermittent water bodies. Data for tropical wetlands are scarce where their remoteness impedes direct evaporation measurements. Seasonal inundation dynamics affect evaporation processes in tropical wetlands, which can be analysed in two stages: the first stage during the wet season and the second stage during the dry season. As yet no adequate method exists for determining second-stage evaporation in a data-scarce environment that additionally allows for a transfer of simulated actual evaporation (AET) to other locations. Our study aimed at developing a process-based model to simulate first- and second-stage evaporation in tropical wetlands. We selected a set of empirical potential evaporation (PET) models of varying complexity, each based on different assumptions and available data sets, and evaluated the models with pan evaporation observations in the Pantanal of South America, one of the largest tropical wetlands in the world. We used high-resolution measurements of surface and groundwater levels at different locations to determine the water available for evaporation. AET was derived by constraining simulated PET based on available water. The model of best fit was applied to different types of water bodies with varying hydroperiods to capture first- and second-stage evaporation across a range of wetland types. With our new model we could quantify evaporative water loss in the dry and the wet season for different locations in the Pantanal. This new spatially explicit approach represents an improvement in our understanding of the role of evaporation in the water balance of the Pantanal

  12. Evaluating the transitional mosaic: frameworks of change from Neanderthals to Homo sapiens in eastern Europe

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    Davies, William; White, Dustin; Lewis, Mark; Stringer, Chris

    2015-06-01

    Defining varying spatial and temporal analytical scales is essential before evaluating the responses of late Neanderthals and early Homo sapiens to Abrupt Environmental Transitions (AETs) and environmental disasters for the period 130-25 ka. Recent advances in addressing the population histories and interactions (using both genetic and archaeological evidence) of Neanderthals and H. sapiens have encouraged consideration of more subtle dynamics of archaeological change. Descriptions of change based on methodologies pioneered some 160 years ago are no longer adequate to explain the patterning we now see in the record. New chronological results, using multiple dating methods, allow us to begin to unpick the spatial and temporal scales of change. Isochronic markers (such as specific volcanic eruptions) can be used to create temporal frameworks (lattices), and results from other dating techniques compared against them. A combination of chronological lattices and direct dating of diagnostic artefacts and human fossils permits us, for the first time, to have greater confidence in connecting human (recent hominin) species and their behavioural responses to environmental conditions, and in quantifying scales of change over time and space (time-transgression). The timing of innovations, particularly those in bone, antler and ivory, can be directly quantified and tested, and used to re-evaluate longstanding models of cultural change. This paper also uses these new chronologies to explore the ecologies of late Neanderthals and early H. sapiens: their population densities, mobilities, resources exploited and possible interactions. Environmental productivity estimates are used to generate new questions of potential population densities and mobilities, and thus the sensitivity of these groups to environmental perturbations. Scales and intensities of effect on environments from natural disasters and AETs (notably Heinrich Events and the Campanian Ignimbrite eruption) are defined

  13. Définition des limites de flexibilité des apports en acides oléique, linoléique et alphalinolénique sur la lipidémie et les paramètres d’athérothrombose chez l’homme : intérêt des huiles végétales combinées

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    Delplanque Bernadette

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Les maladies cardiovasculaires représentent le premier problème de santé publique des pays occidentaux. Des études récentes de prévention secondaire ont montré que des régimes maintenant un apport en acide oléique de 10 à 13% de l’apport énergétique total (AET pouvaient protéger de l’apparition d’accidents cardio-vasculaires [8], mais augmenter cet apport d’acide oléique à plus de 20% de l’AET pourrait limiter cet effet bénéfique en induisant une augmentation du LDL-C [12, 34]. Grundy, dans le but de clarifier le ratio nécessaire entre acides gras saturés et insaturés (mono and poly, concluait en 1997 à d’« insufficient data for recommended Oleic intake », et proposait pour le moment 15-16% d’acide oléique à titre de « reasonable compromise ». L’objectif de notre étude était de définir des rapports entre acides oléique, linoléique et alphalinolénique (OL/LA/ALA ratio et de valider l’apport oléique après avoir stabilisé le rapport linoléique/alphalinolénique du régime d’hommes normolipidémiques (n = 40. Pour atteindre 11, 13 et 16% de l’AET sous forme d’acide oléique, nous avons utilisé des huiles de tournesol, de tournesol oléique (HOSO et de colza pour obtenir des mélanges spécifiques ajustés à l’apport en acides gras proposés au protocole. Chacun de ces trois régimes (comportant 11, 13 et 16% d’acide oléique a été suivi pendant 16 semaines et l’épuration postprandiale d’un repas gras (1 000 Kcal, 62,5% lipides a été suivie pendant 8 heures à la fin de chaque période de régime. Les résultats indiquent que la stabilité des paramètres d’athérogenèse évalués à jeun et en postprandial est maintenue à un niveau favorable après ces régimes à 11, 13 et 16% d’apport en acide oléique : il n’y a pas de différences statistiques significatives sur les concentrations à jeun de LDL-C, non-HDL-C, HDL-C, TG, ApoB, ApoAI ou sur l’amplitude de la r

  14. Carbon stocks, greenhouse gas emissions and water balance of Sudanese savannah woodlands in relation to climate change

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    Alam, S. A.

    2013-06-01

    Understanding the carbon (C) sequestration potential of drylands requires knowledge of the stocks of C in soils and biomass and on the factors affecting them. The overall aim of the study was to determine and evaluate the variation in the C stocks and water balance of Acacia savannah woodlands across the dryland (arid and semi-arid) region (10-16 deg N; 21-36 deg E) of the former Sudan (now mainly in the Republic of the Sudan) and how they are related to climatic factors and may be affected by climate change. The role played by small but numerous brick making industries on woodland deforestation in the region and greenhouse gas production was also investigated. The study region is often referred to as the gum belt because it is the world's major source of gum Arabic, which is harvested from Acacia trees. The soils in the centre and west of the region are mainly Arenosols (sandy soils) and those in the eastern part are mainly Vertisols (clay soils). The soils are C poor and often in a degraded state. This dissertation consists of a summary section and four articles (Study I, II, III and IV). Study I focuses on fuelwood consumption by the brick making industries (BMIs) and associated deforestation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In Study II the C densities (g C m-2) of the woodland tree biomass and soil (1 m) for 39 map sheets covering the study region were determined from national forest inventory data and global soil databases and the dependence on mean annual precipitation (MAP) and mean annual temperature (MAT) determined. The water balance of savannah woodlands for the same 39 map sheets was modelled in Study III and the variation in water balance components across the region evaluated. The potential impacts of climate change on woodland biomass C density and water-use (actual evapotranspiration, AET) was analysed for eight of the map sheets in Study IV. Sudanese BMIs consume a considerable amount of fuelwood that mainly comes from unsustainably managed

  15. How many cases of laryngopharyngeal reflux suspected by laryngoscopy are gastroesophageal reflux disease-related?

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    Nicola de Bortoli; Andrea Nacci; Edoardo Savarino; Irene Martinucci; Massimo Bellini; Bruno Fattori; Linda Ceccarelli

    2012-01-01

    AIM:To investigate the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients with a laryngoscopic diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).METHODS:Between May 2011 and October 2011,41 consecutive patients with laryngopharyngeal symptoms (LPS) and laryngoscopic diagnosis of LPR were empirically treated with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for at least 8 wk,and the therapeutic outcome was assessed through validated questionnaires (GERD impact scale,GIS; visual analogue scale,VAS).LPR diagnosis was performed by ear,nose and throat specialists using the reflux finding score (RFS) and reflux symptom index (RSI).After a 16-d wash-out from PPIs,all patients underwent an upper endoscopy,stationary esophageal manometry,24-h multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH (MII-pH) esophageal monitoring.A positive correlation between LPR diagnosis and GERD was supposed based on the presence of esophagitis (ERD),pathological acid exposure time (AET) in the absence of esophageal erosions (NERD),and a positive correlation between symptoms and refluxes (hypersensitive esophagus,HE).RESULTS:The male/female ratio was 0.52 (14/27),the mean age ± SD was 51.5 ± 12.7 years,and the mean body mass index was 25.7 ± 3.4 kg/m2.All subjects reported one or more LPS.Twenty-five out of 41 patients also had typical GERD symptoms (heartburn and/or regurgitation).The most frequent laryngoscopic findings were posterior laryngeal hyperemia (38/41),linear indentation in the medial edge of the vocal fold (31/41),vocal fold nodules (6/41) and diffuse infraglottic oedema (25/41).The GIS analysis showed that 10/41 patients reported symptom relief with PPI therapy (P < 0.05); conversely,23/41 did not report any clinical improvement.At the same time,the VAS analysis showed a significant reduction in typical GERD symptoms after PPI therapy (P < 0.001).A significant reduction in LPS symptoms.On the other hand,such result was not recorded for LPS.Esophagitis was detected in 2/41 patients

  16. Energy absorption capabilities of composite sandwich panels under blast loads

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    Sankar Ray, Tirtha

    As blast threats on military and civilian structures continue to be a significant concern, there remains a need for improved design strategies to increase blast resistance capabilities. The approach to blast resistance proposed here is focused on dissipating the high levels of pressure induced during a blast through maximizing the potential for energy absorption of composite sandwich panels, which are a competitive structural member type due to the inherent energy absorption capabilities of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. Furthermore, the middle core in the sandwich panels can be designed as a sacrificial layer allowing for a significant amount of deformation or progressive failure to maximize the potential for energy absorption. The research here is aimed at the optimization of composite sandwich panels for blast mitigation via energy absorption mechanisms. The energy absorption mechanisms considered include absorbed strain energy due to inelastic deformation as well as energy dissipation through progressive failure of the core of the sandwich panels. The methods employed in the research consist of a combination of experimentally-validated finite element analysis (FEA) and the derivation and use of a simplified analytical model. The key components of the scope of work then includes: establishment of quantified energy absorption criteria, validation of the selected FE modeling techniques, development of the simplified analytical model, investigation of influential core architectures and geometric parameters, and investigation of influential material properties. For the parameters that are identified as being most-influential, recommended values for these parameters are suggested in conceptual terms that are conducive to designing composite sandwich panels for various blast threats. Based on reviewing the energy response characteristic of the panel under blast loading, a non-dimensional parameter AET/ ET (absorbed energy, AET, normalized by total energy

  17. Climatic water deficit and wildfire: predicting spatial patterns in forest ecosystem sensitivity to warming and earlier spring snowmelt. (Invited)

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    Westerling, A. L.; Keyser, A.; Milostan, J.

    2013-12-01

    Western U.S. forest wildfire area burned increased significantly in recent decades, with much of the increase in the US Rocky Mountains (Westerling et al 2006). While Westerling et al (2006) noted that interannual variability in aggregate regional forest wildfire has been highly correlated with regional indices of warming and spring snowmelt, our analysis of the hydroclimatic conditions coincident with the occurrence of large forest wildfires in recent decades reveals that sensitivity of wildfire in specific forest areas has been characterized by a narrow range of climatic conditions: long-term average snow-free season of ~2-4 months and relatively high cumulative water-year actual evapotranspiration (AET). These forests have shown large increases in cumulative water year moisture deficit concomitant with large increases in wildfire in recent years with warmer than average temperatures and earlier spring snowmelt. Forests with high AET and snow-free seasons between 4 and 5 months have exhibited significant but more moderate increases in wildfire activity. Mean snow-free season length and cumulative AET may also be predictive of forest wildfire sensitivity to projected warming. Recent climate change impact studies indicate that the same forests where wildfire activity has exhibited the most sensitivity to observed warming in recent decades may continue to exhibit large increases in the next few decades, until reductions in fuel availability and continuity become dominant constraints on the growth of large wildfires (e.g., Westerling et al 2011a, Litschert et al 2012, Westerling et al unpublished data). We also find that similar forests that may have been buffered from recent climate change by elevation or latitude may also show very large increases in wildfire under projected warming. Conversely, warmer, drier forests where recent changes in moisture deficit and fire activity have been more moderate (particularly those with snow-free seasons ~4-5 months), are

  18. Infrared, Raman and NMR spectral analysis, vibrational assignments, normal coordinate analysis, and quantum mechanical calculations of 2-Amino-5-ethyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole

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    Shaaban, Ibrahim A.; Hassan, Ahmed E.; Abuelela, Ahmed M.; Zoghaieb, Wajdi M.; Mohamed, Tarek A.

    2016-01-01

    Raman (3500-55 cm-1) and infrared (4000-300 cm-1) spectra of 2-Amino-5-ethyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole (AET; C4H7N3S) have been recorded in the solid phase. In addition, the 1H and 13C NMR spectra of AET were obtained in DMSO-d6. As a result of internal rotations of either methyl and/or ethyl groups around the C-C bonds with NH2 moiety being planar (sp2) and/or non-planar (sp3) eight structures are theoretically proposed (1-8). The conformational energies and vibrational frequencies have been calculated using Density Functional Theory (DFT) with the methods of B3LYP and B3PW91 utilizing 6-31G (d) and 6-311++G(d,p) basis sets. And then S-4 (the only conformer with real frequencies) was optimized, to yield S-9, however the Thiadiazole ring slightly twisted (tilt angle is 0.9°). The 1H and 13C NMR chemical shifts were also predicted using a GIAO approximation at 6-311++G(d,p) basis set utilizing B3LYP and B3PW91 methods with solvent effects using PCM method. The computational outcomes favor S-9; the methyl group being staggered to the lone pair of N4 and reside trans position to the S atom, whereas NH2 is non-planar in good agreement with the current study. Aided by the above mentioned DFT computations, a complete vibrational assignment of the observed infrared and Raman bands along with NMR chemical shifts has been proposed. The vibrational interpretations have been supported by normal coordinate analysis and potential energy distributions (PEDs). Finally, NH2, CH3 and C2H5 barriers to internal rotations were carried out using B3LYP/6-31G(d) optimized structural parameters (S-9). The results are reported herein and compared with X-ray structural parameters.

  19. Forest tree growth response to hydroclimate variability in the southern Appalachians.

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    Elliott, Katherine J; Miniat, Chelcy F; Pederson, Neil; Laseter, Stephanie H

    2015-12-01

    Climate change will affect tree species growth and distribution; however, under the same climatic conditions species may differ in their response according to site conditions. We evaluated the climate-driven patterns of growth for six dominant deciduous tree species in the southern Appalachians. We categorized species into two functional groups based on their stomatal regulation and xylem architecture: isohydric, diffuse porous and anisohydric, ring porous. We hypothesized that within the same climatic regime: (i) species-specific differences in growth will be conditional on topographically mediated soil moisture availability; (ii) in extreme drought years, functional groups will have markedly different growth responses; and (iii) multiple hydroclimate variables will have direct and indirect effects on growth for each functional group. We used standardized tree-ring chronologies to examine growth of diffuse-porous (Acer, Liriodendron, and Betula) and ring-porous (Quercus) species vs. on-site climatic data from 1935 to 2003. Quercus species growing on upslope sites had higher basal area increment (BAI) than Quercus species growing on mesic, cove sites; whereas, Acer and Liriodendron had lower BAI on upslope compared to cove sites. Diffuse-porous species were more sensitive to climate than ring porous, especially during extreme drought years. Across functional groups, radial growth was more sensitive to precipitation distribution, such as small storms and dry spell length (DSL), rather than the total amount of precipitation. Based on structural equation modeling, diffuse-porous species on upslope sites were the most sensitive to multiple hydroclimate variables (r(2)  = 0.46), while ring-porous species on upslope sites were the least sensitive (r(2)  = 0.32). Spring precipitation, vapor pressure deficit, and summer storms had direct effects on summer AET/P, and summer AET/P, growing season small storms and DSL partially explained growth. Decreasing numbers of

  20. Simulação humana digital na concepção de postos de trabalho: estudo comparativo de casos Digital human simulation for ergonomic workplace design: comparative study of cases

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta como a ferramenta computacional de Modelagem e Simulação Humana contextualizada pela Análise Ergonômica do Trabalho (AET e pela análise da Atividade Futura Possível pode auxiliar nos processos de projeto de postos de trabalho. São analisados dois estudos de caso nos quais a Simulação Humana foi empregada com auxílio do software Jack. O primeiro estudo aborda a concepção de um balcão de atendimento em uma empresa pública de serviços postais. O segundo apresenta o desenvolvimento de uma estação de trabalho de abastecimento de agulhas cirúrgicas em uma empresa de manufatura de produtos relacionados às áreas de saúde e higiene. A partir dos resultados dos estudos de caso, são explicitadas as contribuições e desafios da utilização dessa tecnologia em projetos visando equacionar as questões de saúde e produtividade. O uso da simulação integrada ao processo de intervenção da AET permitiu melhorar a antecipação das futuras atividades prováveis das novas situações de trabalho e auxiliou a integração e comunicação dos atores envolvidos nesses processos sociais.This paper investigates a computational tool for Human Modeling and Simulation contextualized by Ergonomic Analysis of Work (EAW and future work activity forecasting that can assist in the design processes of workplaces. Two case studies using Human Simulation was employed and the software Jack were analyzed. The first study presents the design of a counter in a public post office. The second shows the development of a workstation for the supply of surgical needles in a company that manufactures hygiene and healthcare products. The results of the case studies show the contributions and challenges of using this design technology aiming to solve problems related to health and productivity. The use of simulation combined with EAW helped to improve future work activity forecasting of new work situations and helped the integration and

  1. Continuous measurement of carbon black in a densely populated area of Mexico City

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    Peralta, Oscar; Ortinez, Abraham; Castro, Telma; Espinosa, Maria; Saavedra, Isabel; Alvarez, Harry; Basaldud, Roberto; Paramo, Víctor; Martínez, Amparo

    2015-04-01

    The black carbon (BC) is a byproduct of burning fossil fuels and is an important short-lived climate forcer because it absorbs solar radiation altering the Earth's radiative budget and climate. It is also an atmospheric pollutant that promotes reactions of other compounds in the atmosphere. Despite its importance for health and climate, in Mexico there are very few studies on ambient concentrations of BC in urban areas and virtually no information of continuous measurements over long periods (more than a month of measurements). So, in order to develop more efficient local and regional mitigation strategies and policies that allow reducing ambient concentrations of BC, it is necessary to know BC seasonal evolution, contribution to radiative budget and impacts on health. This study shows continuous measurements (from July 2013 to July 2014) of BC to perform an analysis of seasonal variations. The selected monitoring site is located at Iztapalapa, a densely populated area with high traffic on the southeastern part of Mexico City. BC concentrations were obtained by two aethalometers (Magee Scientific Company, models AET31 and AET42) placed 15 meters above the ground. The aethalometers operate in the wavelength range of 370-950 nm and use a standard value of mass absorption coefficient MAC = 10.8 m2/g to calculate BC environmental concentration. To correct the aethalometers readings to the conditions of Mexico City, it was employed MAC = to 6.7 m2/g, which was determined for PM2.5 with a carbon analyzer (UIC, Inc.) and represents the mass absorption coefficient of soot emitted in Mexico City. The average value of the corrected concentration of BC in Mexico City during the period from July 2013 to July 2014 was 5.39 ± 1.89 μg/m3 (1.6 higher than readings recorded by aethalometers), which is greater than that measured in Shanghai in 2014 (annual average 2.33 μg/m3) and those reported for some U.S. cities; the value implies a potential danger to the health of

  2. YPHON: A package for calculating phonons of polar materials

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    Wang, Yi; Chen, Long-Qing; Liu, Zi-Kui

    2014-11-01

    In our recent works, we have developed a mixed-space approach within the framework of direct method for the first-principle calculation of phonon properties. It makes full use of the accuracy of the force constants calculated in the real space and the dipole-dipole interactions in the reciprocal space, making the accurate phonon calculation possible with the direct method for polar materials. In this paper, an efficient C++ implementation of the mixed-space approach, YPHON, is provided as open source, including demos and Linux scripts for extracting input data to YPHON from the output of VASP.5. The functions of the current package include the calculations of: (1) the phonon dispersions; (2) the phonon density of states; (3) the neutron scattering section weighted phonon density of state; (4) the phonons of the high symmetry structure using the force constants from low symmetry structure; (5) the phonon dispersions of random alloys; and (6) the analysis of the vibrational modes using the point group theory. Catalogue identifier: AETS_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AETS_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen’s University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: Standard CPC licence, http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/licence/licence.html No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 567815 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 9763594 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: C++, Linux scripts. Computer: Linux systems with a g++ or C++ compiler. Operating system: Linux. RAM: Ranges from a few Mbytes to a few Gbytes, dynamically depending on the system size. Classification: 7.8. External routines: GSL-the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is a numerical library for C and C++ programmers. VASP.5 or later for the calculations of force constants and dielectric constants and Born effective charge for polar materials. Nature of problem: This package has the purpose of computing

  3. Ion implant rapid thermal anneal international round robin

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    Yarling, C. B.; Andrew Keenan, W.

    1989-02-01

    The Greater Silicon Valley Implant Users' Group (GSVIUG) has conducted two round robin evaluations to determine the uniformity and repeatability available on commercial rapid thermal processing (RTP) equipment when processing implanted wafers. Twelve RTF vendors have participated, including AET Addax, A.G. Associates, Dainippon Screen, Eaton, Koyo Lindberg, Nanosil, Nichiden Machinery, Peak Systems, Process Products, Tamarack Scientific, Thermco/TEL, and Varian Associates. Sheet resistance contour maps were used to compare sheet resistance, uniformity and repeatability of each vendor. The first round robin was conducted using 100 mm wafers, implanted with high doses (1 × 10 15 and 1 × 10 6 ions/cm 2) of 100 keV boron and arsenic. The time and temperature ( t- T) of the anneal was left to the individual vendors to provide the best repeatability and uniformity for their equipment. The results indicate that excellent repeatability and uniformity are possible using RTP, but no single vendor was superior for all implant conditions. The second round robin was done using 150 mm wafers implanted with 5 × 10 15 ions/cm 2 arsenic at 80 keV. Each vendor was given four wafers to anneal at 1100 °C for 5, 10, 15 and 20 s. Results indicate that each vendor has a characteristic pattern, that much work needs to be done to standardize the t- T measurement, and that the uniformity on 150 mm wafers requires work by some vendors.

  4. Effect of some radioprotective and radiosensitizing substances on the semiconservative and unscheduled DNA biosynthesis of rat thymocytes

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    The effect on the semiconservative and unscheduled insertion of 3H-methyl-thymidine (TdR-3H) into the DNA was tested on rat thymocytes in vitro. The semiconservative incorporation of TdR-3H was inhibited by AET, cysteine glutathione, N-ethylmaleimide, cytosine arabinoside, ethidiumbromide, bleomycin and diethyldithiocarbamate. Metronidazole and caffeine had no effect. Aminothiols and bleomycin stimulated, cytosine arabinoside, N-ethylmaleimide, ethidiumbromide and diethyldithiocarbamate decreased the unscheduled TdR-3H incorporation. There was no substantial effect of an exposure to UV-rays. The results lead to the following conclusions: The aminothiol-effect on the excision repair suggest that inhibition of the semiconservative DNA-synthesis will amplify regenerative capacity of the cells. The effect of most substances investigated accord with the present views on their mechanisms of action. The present investigations do not allow an explanation of the influence of diethyldithiocarbamate unspecific effects (such as complexing activity) and more specialized reactions (such as inhibition of superoxide dismutase) must be kept in mind. (orig./MG)

  5. An introduction of remotely sensed drought estimation in the Korea

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    Sur, C.; Choi, M.

    2013-12-01

    Recently, natural disaster like flood and drought has become more frequent and severer due to climate change. Since period of drought is ambiguous and its quantification is difficult, the related researches are rarely performed. To analyze drought processes, an intercomparison among conventional and remote sensing based drought indices was conducted using MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) imageries, during the period from 2003 to 2012. Conventional ground-based drought indices had a serious limitation which was large spatio-temporal heterogeneity. As an alternative, remote sensing technology was used to assess drought events more accurately. The Evaporative Stress Index (ESI) represents ratio of actual evapotranspiration (AET) to potential ET (PET) mapped using satellite imageries. The conducted ESI for these various ground observation were compared with other drought indices (Palmer Drought Severity Index, PDSI; and Standardized Precipitation Index, SPI) during 2003-2012. The results indicate that the ESI characterized groundwater response and surface water variations as well as or better than the conventional drought indices. It also had a merit of providing drought information at a higher spatial resolution.

  6. Animal exposure during burn tests

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    Gaume, J. G.

    1976-01-01

    An animal exposure test system has been designed and fabricated for the purpose of collecting physiological and environmental (temperature) data from animal subjects exposed to combustion gases in large scale fire tests. The AETS consists of an open wire mesh, two-compartment cage, one containing an exercise wheel for small rodents, and the other containing one rat instrumented externally for electrocardiogram and respiration. The ECG and respiration sensors are located in a belt placed around the torso of the subject, electrode wires forming an umbilical to a connector in the top of the compartment. A cable extends from the connector to the power supply and signal conditioning electronics. These are connected to a dual-beam oscilloscope for real time monitoring and a magnetic tape recorder having three or more channels. Endpoints observed are bradycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, changes in respiratory pattern, respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest. The ECG record also appears to be a good method of monitoring animal activity as indicated by an increase in EMG noise superimposed on the record during increased activity of the torso musculature. Examples of the recordings are presented and discussed as to their significance regarding toxicity of fire gases.

  7. Novel approaches to development and characterization of radiomodifying agents

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    A review of Bulgarian experience in developing radiomodifying agents, methods for selection and comprehensive assessment of their properties, as well as the experimental results obtained is presented. Discussed are the principles underlying development of 'molecular combinations' of radioprotective agents through: modification of the structure of well-established radioprotective substances by introducing moieties that themselves have a radioprotective effect; linking into one molecule of two or more radioprotective agents by covalent or hetero-polar bond; linking into one molecule a chemical radioprotective agents with biogenic or biologically active components; linking radioprotective agents with polymers to obtain sustained action products; optimizing the effect of clinically tested radiosensitizers by combination with biologically active components or polymer carriers. Among the molecular combinations original in idea and implementation, the best effect was observed for ATP-salts with MEA (Citriphos) and AET (Adeturone), and these preparations have undergone extended studies in Bulgaria and abroad. Results are also presented on the effect of agents for biological protection, the efficiency of antiradiation agents encapsulated into cell membranes, the possibilities for using adaptogens and immunomodulators to raise radioresistance and enhance the effect of anti radiation agents. A methodology developed for experimental assessment of radiomodifying preparations is described, which includes synthesis, physical chemistry and identification procedures, as well as radiobiological studies with the aid of a set of biometric parameters, biophysical, hematologic, biochemical, radioisotope and other techniques. The investigations have been performed with a variety of biological materials using ionizing radiations of varying characteristics. (author)

  8. How to compute the land cover evapotranspiration at regional scale? A spatial approach of Emilia-Romagna region

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    Mircea-Mărgărit NISTOR

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The Earth is rapidly changing in both its climate and its land distribution. The numerous methods from the literature show various possibilities to assess the crop evapotranspiration and evaporation rate, both with direct measurements and empirical formulas. The present paper brings forward a methodology that demonstrates how to compute the potential land cover evapotranspiration (ETc at regional scale using climate data from 13 meteorological stations, empirical equations, Corine Land Cover data, and the Geographical Information System (GIS. Based on Thornthwaite method and evapotranspiration coefficients, the study assesses the ETc of Emilia-Romagna region in four stages. Moreover, the Budyko approach was applied to calculate the actual evapotraspiration (AET0 and actual land cover evapotranspiration (AETc to identify the critical areas of water deficit. Po Plain represents an area with high evapotranspiration rate, due to temperatures and cultivation patterns. A value of 778.87 mm/year at Ferrara station was calculated for the potential evapotranspiration (ET0, while the ETc ranging to 800-1000 mm/year in the central and northeastern part of the region. The AETc reached the maximum values of724 mm in the southcentral part of the Emilia-Romagna

  9. Phenotypic and genetic characteristics of Vibrio cholerae O1 carrying Haitian ctxB and attributes of classical and El Tor biotypes isolated from Silvassa, India.

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    Das, Moon Moon; Bhotra, Tilothama; Zala, Dolatsinh; Singh, Durg Vijai

    2016-08-01

    Vibrio cholerae O1 biotype El Tor, the causative agent of the seventh pandemic, has recently been replaced by strains carrying classical and Haitian ctxB in India, Haiti and other parts of the world. We conducted phenotypic and genetic tests to characterize V. cholerae O1 isolated between 2012 and 2014 from Silvassa, India, to examine the presence of virulence and regulatory genes, seventh pandemic marker, ctxB type and biofilm formation and to study genomic diversity. Of the 59 V. cholerae O1, eight isolates belong to El Tor prototype, one to classical prototype and the remaining isolates have attributes of both classical and El Tor biotypes. PCR and ctxB gene sequencing revealed the presence of classical ctxB in four strains and Haitian ctxB in 55 isolates; indicating that isolates were either an El Tor or hybrid variant. All isolates carried virulence, regulatory, adherence, Vibrio seventh pandemic pathogenicity island I and seventh pandemic group-specific marker VC2346, in addition to tcpAET and rstRET, the features of seventh pandemic strains, and produced cholera toxin and biofilm. PFGE analysis showed that the majority of isolates are clonal and belong to fingerprint pattern A; however, pattern B is unrelated and patterns C and D are distinct, suggesting considerable diversity in the genomic content among them. These data thus show that isolates from Silvassa are genetically diverse and that Haitian ctxB and hybrid phenotypes are undergoing global dissemination. PMID:27255911

  10. A generic system dynamics model for simulating and evaluating the hydrological performance of reconstructed watersheds

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available A generic system dynamics watershed (GSDW model is developed and applied to five reconstructed watersheds located in the Athabasca mining basin, Alberta, Canada, and one natural watershed (boreal forest located in Saskatchewan, Canada, to simulate various hydrological processes in reconstructed and natural watersheds. This paper uses the root mean square error (RMSE, the mean absolute relative error (MARE, and the correlation coefficient (R as the main performance indicators, in addition to the visual comparison. For the South Bison Hills (SBH, South West Sand Storage (SWSS and Old Aspen (OA simulated soil moisture, the RMSE values ranges between 2.5–4.8 mm, and the MARE ranges from 7% to 18%, except for the D2-cover it was 26% for the validation year. The R statistics ranges from 0.3 to 0.77 during the validation period. The error between the measured and simulated cumulative actual evapotranspiration (AET flux for the SWSS, SBH, and the OA sites were 2%, 5%, and 8%, respectively. The developed GSDW model enables the investigation of the utility of different soil cover designs and evaluation of their performance. The model is capable of capturing the dynamics of water balance components, and may used to conduct short- and long- term predictions under different climate scenarios.

  11. Energy, water and large-scale patterns of reptile and amphibian species richness in Europe

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    Rodríguez, Miguel Á.; Belmontes, Juan Alfonso; Hawkins, Bradford A.

    2005-07-01

    We used regression analyses to examine the relationships between reptile and amphibian species richness in Europe and 11 environmental variables related to five hypotheses for geographical patterns of species richness: (1) productivity; (2) ambient energy; (3) water-energy balance, (4) habitat heterogeneity; and (5) climatic variability. For reptiles, annual potential evapotranspiration (PET), a measure of the amount of atmospheric energy, explained 71% of the variance, with variability in log elevation explaining an additional 6%. For amphibians, annual actual evapotranspiration (AET), a measure of the joint availability of energy and water in the environment, and the global vegetation index, an estimate of plant biomass generated through satellite remote sensing, both described similar proportions of the variance (61% and 60%, respectively) and had partially independent effects on richness as indicated by multiple regression. The two-factor environmental models successfully removed most of the statistically detectable spatial autocorrelation in the richness data of both groups. Our results are consistent with reptile and amphibian environmental requirements, where the former depend strongly on solar energy and the latter require both warmth and moisture for reproduction. We conclude that ambient energy explains the reptile richness pattern, whereas for amphibians a combination of water-energy balance and productivity best explain the pattern.

  12. The hydrochloride of methyl(amino 2 ethylthio) 2 glycolate (C511). Its position in chemical radiation protection

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    To measure the effectiveness of a protective agent it is necessary to estimate the radiobiological damage or lack of damage if the protector is efficient. This study covers action mechanisms on the one hand and present-day possibilities of biological dosimetry on the other, concentrating essentially on chemical radioprotection in mammals. The methods normally used are described first, then the tests developed and employed to estimate the radioprotective power of C511. Systematization of the sorting of radioprotective substances is presented as the only method by which the protective capacity of a chemical substance can be evaluated strictly. An obstacle still frequently encountered in this sorting process is the fact that apart from propylene glycol and mygliol no solvent exists for the water-insoluble products. The result is a substantial wastage in the products adressed after synthesis. An effort should be made with chemists concerned to find a wider range of solvents. C511 or the hydrochloride of methyl (amino 2 ethylthio) 2 glycolate has proved an especially efficient radioprotector worth investigating further. Its atoxicity and effectiveness when administered 24 hours before irradiation give it a clear superiority over the traditional radioprotectors AET and 5HT and over more recent substances of the WR series which are not without toxicity. A product such as C511, while opening the way to new syntheses and new research on action mechanisms, may already be considered for use in human therapy

  13. Assessment of water availability in Chindwinn catchment

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    A study of water balance over Chindwinn Catchment has been carried out by using three decades of available climatological and hydrological data (i.e. from 1967). The study was based on the monthly, annual and normal values. Actual evapotranspiration (AET) computed by as well as on the using Penman (1963) as well as Hargreaves (1985) methods. Some of the reliable data of evaporation at the stations were also used to estimate actual evaporation with the pancoefficient value 0.7. The values of actual evapotranspiration estimated by Hargreaves method was lower than the values estimated by Penman, but most followed the same significant trend. The soil moisture deficiency generally occurs during November and April. A few cases of soil moisture deficiency do occur in August, September and October. However, on the overall availability of water in the catchment is quite promising. The residual resulted from the water balance estimation may be assumed as soil moisture in the catchment by neglecting some losses from the catchment. (author)

  14. Effects of alcohol and frustration on experimental graffiti.

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    Norlander, T; Nordmarker, A; Archer, T

    1998-12-01

    This study aimed to examine effects between alcohol and frustration in regard to graffiti. Forty-two subjects, 21 men and 21 women were randomly assigned in equal numbers to each of the three experimental groups, namely a Control group, an Alcohol group, and an Alcohol + Frustration group (alcohol dose: 1 ml 100% alcohol/kg body weight). For the purposes of this experiment, a test (AET) was constructed that provided scores of "scrawling-graffiti" (i.e., the amount of scrawling on pictures), "destruction", "aggression", and "sexuality". An elaboration test and a test measuring the "dispositional optimism" were also applied. The primary results indicated that (a) the Alcohol + Frustration group scored significantly higher on scrawling-graffiti compared to the Control group, (b) female subjects performed graffiti-scrawling to a greater extent than male subjects in all three groups, (c) women scored significantly higher on elaboration as compared to men. These results were interpreted as supporting the hypothesis that alcohol intake by itself is unlikely to induce destructive behavior unless accompanied by a "provocative" factor (e.g. frustration) that precipitates the putative expressions of aggressiveness. PMID:9883098

  15. Digital capillaroscopy as important tool for early diagnostics of arterial hypertension

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    Gurfinkel, Yu. I.; Sasonko, M. L.; Priezzhev, A. V.

    2015-03-01

    The study is aimed to determine the digital capillaroscopy possibilities in early diagnostics of an arterial hypertension. A total of 123 adult persons were examined in the study. The first group consisted of 40 patients with prehypertension (BP 130-139/85-89 mm Hg). The second group included 36 patients with 1-2 stage of hypertension (mean systolic BP 152.7±12 mm Hg). Patients in both groups did not receive regular drug therapy. The group of volunteers (n=47) included healthy adults without signs of cardiovascular pathology. The capillary circulation was examined on the nailbed using the optical digital capillaroscope developed by the company "AET", Russia. Diameters of the arterial and venous segments, perivascular zone size, capillary blood velocity, the degree of arterial loops narrowing and the density of the capillary network were estimated. In patients with arterial hypertension and even in patients with prehypertension remodeling and rarefaction of capillaries and the expressed narrowing their arterial loops were manifested. The results of the study revealed the presence of abnormalities of microcirculation parameters in patients of both groups. The capillaries density in both groups of patients was significantly lower than in healthy persons. The significant narrowing of arterial loops was revealed in patients with both arterial hypertension and prehypertension, in comparison with healthy volunteers. Capillary blood velocity did not differ significantly between healthy volunteers group and the group of prehypertensive patients. However in patients with hypertension this parameter was significantly lower in comparison with control group.

  16. Proof-of-Concept Testing of the Passive Cooling System (T-CLIP™) for Solar Thermal Applications at an Elevated Temperature

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    Kim, Seung Jun [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Applied Engineering and Technology; Quintana, Donald L. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Applied Engineering and Technology; Vigil, Gabrielle M. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Applied Engineering and Technology; Perraglio, Martin Juan [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Applied Engineering and Technology; Farley, Cory Wayne [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Applied Engineering and Technology; Tafoya, Jose I. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Applied Engineering and Technology; Martinez, Adam L. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Applied Engineering and Technology

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    The Applied Engineering and Technology-1 group (AET-1) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) conducted the proof-of-concept tests of SolarSPOT LLC’s solar thermal Temperature- Clipper, or T-CLIP™ under controlled thermal conditions using a thermal conditioning unit (TCU) and a custom made environmental chamber. The passive T-CLIP™ is a plumbing apparatus that attaches to a solar thermal collector to limit working fluid temperature and to prevent overheating, since overheating may lead to various accident scenarios. The goal of the current research was to evaluate the ability of the T-CLIP™ to control the working fluid temperature by using its passive cooling mechanism (i.e. thermosiphon, or natural circulation) in a small-scale solar thermal system. The assembled environmental chamber that is thermally controlled with the TCU allows one to simulate the various possible weather conditions, which the solar system will encounter. The performance of the T-CLIP™ was tested at two different target temperatures: 1) room temperature (70 °F) and 2) an elevated temperature (130 °F). The current test campaign demonstrated that the T-CLIP™ was able to prevent overheating by thermosiphon induced cooling in a small-scale solar thermal system. This is an important safety feature in situations where the pump is turned off due to malfunction or power outages.

  17. Comparative predictions of discharge from an artificial catchment (Chicken Creek using sparse data

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    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Ten conceptually different models in predicting discharge from the artificial Chicken Creek catchment in North-East Germany were used for this study. Soil texture and topography data were given to the modellers, but discharge data was withheld. We compare the predictions with the measurements from the 6 ha catchment and discuss the conceptualization and parameterization of the models. The predictions vary in a wide range, e.g. with the predicted actual evapotranspiration ranging from 88 to 579 mm/y and the discharge from 19 to 346 mm/y. The predicted components of the hydrological cycle deviated systematically from the observations, which were not known to the modellers. Discharge was mainly predicted as subsurface discharge with little direct runoff. In reality, surface runoff was a major flow component despite the fairly coarse soil texture. The actual evapotranspiration (AET and the ratio between actual and potential ET was systematically overestimated by nine of the ten models. None of the model simulations came even close to the observed water balance for the entire 3-year study period. The comparison indicates that the personal judgement of the modellers was a major source of the differences between the model results. The most important parameters to be presumed were the soil parameters and the initial soil-water content while plant parameterization had, in this particular case of sparse vegetation, only a minor influence on the results.

  18. Comparative predictions of discharge from an artificial catchment (Chicken Creek using sparse data

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available We used ten conceptually different models to predict discharge from the artificial Chicken Creek catchment in North-East Germany. Soil textural and topography data were given to the modellers, but discharge data were withheld. We compare the predictions with the measurements from the 6 ha catchment and discuss the conceptualization and parameterization of the models. The predictions vary in a wide range, e.g. the predicted actual evapotranspiration ranged from 88 to 579 mm/y and the discharge from 19 to 346 mm/y. All model simulations revealed systematic deviations between observations of major components of the hydrological cycle (not known to the modellers and the simulation results. Discharge was predicted mainly as subsurface discharge with little direct runoff. In reality, surface runoff was a major flow component despite the fairly coarse soil texture. The actual evapotranspiration (AET was systematically overestimated by nine of ten models as was the ratio between actual and potential ET. Overall, none of the model simulations came close to the correct water balance during the entire 3-year study period. The comparison indicated that the personal judgement of the modellers was a major source of the differences between the model results. The most important parameters to be guessed were the soil parameters and the initial soil water content while plant parameterization had in this particular case of a sparse vegetation only a minor influence on the results.

  19. A comparison of estimates of basin-scale soil-moisture evapotranspiration and estimates of riparian groundwater evapotranspiration with implications for water budgets in the Verde Valley, Central Arizona, USA

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    Tillman, Fred; Wiele, Stephen M.; Pool, Donald R.

    2015-01-01

    Population growth in the Verde Valley in Arizona has led to efforts to better understand water availability in the watershed. Evapotranspiration (ET) is a substantial component of the water budget and a critical factor in estimating groundwater recharge in the area. In this study, four estimates of ET are compared and discussed with applications to the Verde Valley. Higher potential ET (PET) rates from the soil-water balance (SWB) recharge model resulted in an average annual ET volume about 17% greater than for ET from the basin characteristics (BCM) recharge model. Annual BCM PET volume, however, was greater by about a factor of 2 or more than SWB actual ET (AET) estimates, which are used in the SWB model to estimate groundwater recharge. ET also was estimated using a method that combines MODIS-EVI remote sensing data and geospatial information and by the MODFLOW-EVT ET package as part of a regional groundwater-flow model that includes the study area. Annual ET volumes were about same for upper-bound MODIS-EVI ET for perennial streams as for the MODFLOW ET estimates, with the small differences between the two methods having minimal impact on annual or longer groundwater budgets for the study area.

  20. Clinical experiences with a chemical radioprotector in tumor radiotherapy: WR-2721

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    Since cysteine was found to protect lethally irradiated rats, sulfhydryl compounds that provide protection of laboratory animals against lethal doses of ionizing radiations have also been given much attention. The SH compounds have been the most extensively investigated, and β-aminoethylisothiouronium (AET) and cysteamine have been selected as being representative of those drugs that are highly protective. However, clinical application is limited, as the toxicity of these compounds is high. In a series of experiments to reevaluate radioprotective agents with low toxicity, the authors found that 2-mercaptopropionylglycine (MPG) and adrenochrome monoguangylhydrazone methanesulfonate (AMM) have a potent radioprotector effect in a dose far below their toxic doses in both mice and humans. Recently, the development of effective thiophosphate derivatives of cysteamine, namely WR-2721 [S-2-(3-amino-propylaminoethyl)phosphorothioate] by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Commands, led to a reevaluation of these compounds and their potential in radiotherapy. Initial investigations indicated that WR-2721 provided a considerable degree of radioprotection to normal tissues. This compound provided excellent protection for normal tissues (DMF = 2-2.5) but little protection for the transplanted tumor. Thus this drug may have a differential protection in vivo and may be useful for improving the therapeutic ratio in cancer radiotherapy. The results of animal and chemical experiments in Japan are summarized herein

  1. Chemical protection against life shortening and radio-induced leukemias and cancers

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    The advantage gained on the long term survival and the induction of leukemias and cancers in mice exposed to a single dose of ionizing radiation by a combination of radiochemical protectors, are examined. The results show clearly that chemical protective compounds protect mice against radiation-induced life-shortening, They demonstrate also that the obtained protection was improved by combination of various protectors acting in a supplementary manner. The optimum dose reduction factor obtained was 1.5 for AET and about 2 for a mixture of 5 radioprotectors. These dose reduction factors are lower than those offered with these two treatments against the acute effects of ionizing radiation. In addition, the dose effect curve for the long term survival obtained for irradiated untreated mice and for mice treated with a mixture of radioprotectors are not parallel. Thus, the dose reduction factors vary with the X-ray dose administered. The best protection was achieved for X-ray doses from 500 to 1000 R. After an exposure to 100 R (BALB/c+ mice) and 350 R (C5781 mice) of X-rays, the total incidence of leukemias and cancers was significantly lower in treated irradiated mice than in non treated mice

  2. Human reliability and the control of continuous processes: case study of TRANSPETRO gas control center room; A confiabilidade humana no controle de processos continuos: estudo de caso no centro de controle de gasodutos da TRANSPETRO

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    Santos, Venetia; Zamberlan, Maria Cristina; Setti, Egle [Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia (INT), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Faertes, Denise; Figueiras, Luciana Heil; Marques, Arnaldo; Franca, Andre Guedes da [PETROBRAS Transporte S.A. (TRANSPETRO), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Diniz, Vaner; Melo, Paulo Fernando Ferreira Frutuoso e [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia. Programa de Engenharia Nuclear

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    This review presents a study using data from the activities of control of operations into the Center of Control Operational of Gas pipelines from TRANSPETRO. These study used the methodology of Analysis Ergonomic of Work (AET). Twenty hours of systematic observation have been performed from the activities of the operators and the supervisors into the CCG in different shifts with different staffs. The data obtained reveals the dynamics from the activities of control facing the increase of automation as well the strategies and adjustments that are performed by the operators with the increase of complexity of the systems they shall control. With the treatment of data we verify that occurs an important increasing of the activities, that interferes on to another, and that generates the loss of cooperation between operators, errors on the exchanges of information and so on. The survey from real activity at work was fundamental for the apprehension of the existing risks and for the generation of proposals to the improvement of the control of the process in the CCG. (author)

  3. Work-family enrichment and job performance: a constructive replication of affective events theory.

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    Carlson, Dawn; Kacmar, K Michele; Zivnuska, Suzanne; Ferguson, Merideth; Whitten, Dwayne

    2011-07-01

    Based on affective events theory (AET), we hypothesize a four-step model of the mediating mechanisms of positive mood and job satisfaction in the relationship between work-family enrichment and job performance. We test this model for both directions of enrichment (work-to-family and family-to-work). We used two samples to test the model using structural equation modeling. Results from Study 1, which included 240 full-time employees, were replicated in Study 2, which included 189 matched subordinate-supervisor dyads. For the work-to-family direction, results from both samples support our conceptual model and indicate mediation of the enrichment-performance relationship for the work-to-family direction of enrichment. For the family-to-work direction, results from the first sample support our conceptual model but results from the second sample do not. Our findings help elucidate mixed findings in the enrichment and job performance literatures and contribute to an understanding of the mechanisms linking these concepts. We conclude with a discussion of the practical and theoretical implications of our findings. PMID:21728437

  4. A novel electro analytical nanosensor based on graphene oxide/silver nanoparticles for simultaneous determination of quercetin and morin

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    Graphical abstract: - Abstract: In this report, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with the mean diameters of 10-30 nm were self-assembled onto the surfaces of 2-aminoethanethiol (2-AET) functionalized graphene oxide (AETGO) sheets. The graphene oxide (GO) and AgNPs-AETGO nanocomposites were characterized by a transmission electron microscope (TEM), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), reflection–absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS) and the x-ray diffraction (XRD). The simultaneous determination of quercetin (QR) and morin (MR) has been performed on glassy carbon electrode (GCE) modified with AgNPs-AETGO (AgNPs-AETGO/GCE). QR presented an oxidation step at Ea of 200 mV and reduction step at Ec of 150 mV and RT presented an oxidation step at Ea of 600 mV at AgNPs-AETGO/GCE by cyclic voltammetry (CV). The linearity ranges and the detection limits of QR and MR were 1.0 × 10-8 - 5.0 × 10-6 M and 3.3 × 10-9 M, respectively. The AgNPs-AETGO/GCE was also applied to real samples for the simultaneous determination of QR and MR. Thus the developed method can be adopted as an alternative to the published chromatographic, spectrophotometric and electroanalytical methods for simultaneous determination of QR and MR

  5. Esileedi Evelin Ilves läheb Kaleviga kommisõtta / Priit Pullerits ; kommenteerinud Monika Heinrand

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    2009-01-01

    Liikuvat eluviisi ja tervislikku toitumist propageeriv proua Evelin Ilves on otsustanud alustada võitlust transrasvhappeid sisaldavate toiduainete vastu. Proua E. Ilves koostas nimekirja maiustustetootja Kalevi kommidest, mis märgistuse järgi sisaldavad transrasvu. Arvamust avaldavad Kalevi turundus- ja müügidirektor Monika Heinrand, kirjanik Andrus Kivirähk, koduperenaine Kadi Tarand, Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli toiduainete instituudi direktor professor Raivo Vokk. Vastukajad artiklile vt. Postimees 30. sept. 2009, lk. 15: Petrone, Epp. Poes tuleb tähelepanelik olla; Tuiksoo, Ester. Hoidkem Eesti toitu ja toiduainetetööstust; Õhtuleht 3. okt. 2009, lk. 7: Kerge, Rainer. Mahetomat tapab!; Eesti Päevaleht 5. okt. 2009, lk. 2: Teemägi, Tiina. Aasta turundustegu; Pehme, Sirli. Transrasvu tuleb vältida; Õhtuleht 5. okt. 2009, lk. 8: Kummardus Evelinile!; Rulluisud ja transrasvad; Terviseleht 6. okt. 2009, lk. 2: Laane, Aleksander. Solaariumid ja transrasvad; Postimees 13. okt. 2009, lk. 12-13: Strider, Roy. Kellele on transrasvad kasulikud?; Kambek, Liis. Transrasvhapped on üleilmne probleem; Postimees 17. okt. 2009, lk. 14: Kuusk, Hendrik. Toidupoes ei müüda mürgikokteile; Õhtuleht 24. okt. 2009, lk. 9: Levin, Adik. Igaühel on õigus toituda tervislikult; Eesti Päevaleht 27. okt. 2009, lk. 3: Trisberg, Aet. Luubiga poodi; Postimees : AK 5. dets. 2009, lk. 12 karikatuur transrasvade teemal

  6. Kinetic parameters of biomass growth in a UASB reactor treating wastewater from coffee wet processing (WCWP

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    Claudio Milton Montenegro Campos

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the treatment of wastewater from coffee wet processing (WCWP in an anaerobic treatment system at a laboratory scale. The system included an acidification/equalization tank (AET, a heat exchanger, an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactor (UASB, a gas equalization device and a gas meter. The minimum and maximum flow rates and volumetric organic loadings rate (VOLR were 0.004 to 0.037 m 3 d -1 and 0.14 to 20.29 kgCOD m -3 d -1 , respectively. The kinetic parameters measured during the anaerobic biodegradation of the WCWP, with a minimal concentration of phenolic compounds of 50 mg L - ¹, were: Y = 0.37 mgTVS (mgCODremoved -1 , Kd = 0.0075 d-1 , Ks = 1.504mg L -1 , μmax = 0.2 d -1 . The profile of sludge in the reactor showed total solids (TS values from 22,296 to 55,895 mg L -1 and TVS 11,853 to 41,509 mg L -1 , demonstrating a gradual increase of biomass in the reactor during the treatment, even in the presence of phenolic compounds in the concentration already mentioned.

  7. Chronic aerobic exercise associated to dietary modification improve endothelial function and eNOS expression in high fat fed hamsters.

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    Boa, Beatriz C S; Souza, Maria das Graças C; Leite, Richard D; da Silva, Simone V; Barja-Fidalgo, Thereza Christina; Kraemer-Aguiar, Luiz Guilherme; Bouskela, Eliete

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    Obesity is epidemic in the western world and central adipose tissue deposition points to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, independently of any association between obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors. Physical exercise has been used as non-pharmacological treatment to significantly reverse/attenuate obesity comorbidities. In this study we have investigated effects of exercise and/or dietary modification on microcirculatory function, body composition, serum glucose, iNOS and eNOS expression on 120 male hamsters treated for 12 weeks with high fat chow (HF, n = 30) starting on the 21st day of birth. From week 12 to 20, animals were randomly separated in HF (no treatment change), return to standard chow (HFSC, n = 30), high fat chow associated to an aerobic exercise training program (AET) (HFEX, n = 30) and return to standard chow+AET (HFSCEX, n = 30). Microvascular reactivity in response to acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside and macromolecular permeability increase induced by 30 minutes ischemia followed by reperfusion were assessed on the cheek pouch preparation. Total body fat and aorta eNOS and iNOS expression by immunoblotting assay were evaluated on the experimental day. Compared to HFSC and HFSCEX groups, HF and HFEX ones presented increased visceral fat [(mean±SEM) (HF)4.9±1.5 g and (HFEX)4.7±0.9 g vs. (HFSC)*3.0±0.7 g and (HFSCEX)*1.9±0.4 g/100 g BW]; impaired endothelial-dependent vasodilatation [Ach 10(-8) M (HF)87.9±2.7%; (HFSC)*116.7±5.9%; (HFEX)*109.1±4.6%; (HFSCEX)*105±2.8%; Ach10(-6) M (HF)95.3±3.1%; (HFSC)*126±6.2%; (HFEX)*122.5±2.8%; (HFSCEX)*118.1±4.3% and Ach10(-4) M (HF)109.5±4.8%; (HFSC)*149.6±6.6%; (HFEX)*143.5±5.4% and (HFSCEX)*139.4±5.2%], macromolecular permeability increase after ischemia/reperfusion [(HF)40.5±4.2; (HFSC)*19.0±1.6; (HFEX)*18.6±2.1 and (HFSCEX)* 21.5±3.7 leaks/cm2), decreased eNOS expression, increased leptin and glycaemic levels. Endothelial

  8. Chronic aerobic exercise associated to dietary modification improve endothelial function and eNOS expression in high fat fed hamsters.

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    Beatriz C S Boa

    Full Text Available Obesity is epidemic in the western world and central adipose tissue deposition points to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, independently of any association between obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors. Physical exercise has been used as non-pharmacological treatment to significantly reverse/attenuate obesity comorbidities. In this study we have investigated effects of exercise and/or dietary modification on microcirculatory function, body composition, serum glucose, iNOS and eNOS expression on 120 male hamsters treated for 12 weeks with high fat chow (HF, n = 30 starting on the 21st day of birth. From week 12 to 20, animals were randomly separated in HF (no treatment change, return to standard chow (HFSC, n = 30, high fat chow associated to an aerobic exercise training program (AET (HFEX, n = 30 and return to standard chow+AET (HFSCEX, n = 30. Microvascular reactivity in response to acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside and macromolecular permeability increase induced by 30 minutes ischemia followed by reperfusion were assessed on the cheek pouch preparation. Total body fat and aorta eNOS and iNOS expression by immunoblotting assay were evaluated on the experimental day. Compared to HFSC and HFSCEX groups, HF and HFEX ones presented increased visceral fat [(mean±SEM (HF4.9±1.5 g and (HFEX4.7±0.9 g vs. (HFSC*3.0±0.7 g and (HFSCEX*1.9±0.4 g/100 g BW]; impaired endothelial-dependent vasodilatation [Ach 10(-8 M (HF87.9±2.7%; (HFSC*116.7±5.9%; (HFEX*109.1±4.6%; (HFSCEX*105±2.8%; Ach10(-6 M (HF95.3±3.1%; (HFSC*126±6.2%; (HFEX*122.5±2.8%; (HFSCEX*118.1±4.3% and Ach10(-4 M (HF109.5±4.8%; (HFSC*149.6±6.6%; (HFEX*143.5±5.4% and (HFSCEX*139.4±5.2%], macromolecular permeability increase after ischemia/reperfusion [(HF40.5±4.2; (HFSC*19.0±1.6; (HFEX*18.6±2.1 and (HFSCEX* 21.5±3.7 leaks/cm2, decreased eNOS expression, increased leptin and glycaemic levels. Endothelial-independent microvascular

  9. Do prescrito ao real: a gestão individual e coletiva dos trabalhadores de enfermagem frente ao risco de acidente de trabalho From prescribed to real: the collective and individual management of nursing workers toward the risk of workplace accidents

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    Davidson Passos Mendes

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    Full Text Available Esse artigo tem por objetivo levantar os constrangimentos enfrentados pelos auxiliares e técnicos de enfermagem (AeTE de uma instituição pediátrica, vinculada a uma fundação estatal, em sua atividade de trabalho e identificar estratégias utilizadas por eles que garantam as metas de produção, a satisfação do trabalhador e a sua autoproteção contra os acidentes de trabalho. Por meio do método da AET, foram utilizados para análise e coleta de dados 34 trabalhadores de enfermagem - nível médio e técnico -, entre efetivos e contratados e, observadas as estratégias de ação e regulação destes trabalhadores frente às interfaces com que lidam. Os resultados mostram que entre os constrangimentos levantados nesta Instituição, os mais evidentes são: a dupla jornada de trabalho, a diversidade de vínculos empregatícios, os riscos a que estes profissionais estão expostos e o não conhecimento do objeto de trabalho. Verifica-se que esses constrangimentos ocasionam uma elevação das cargas de trabalho física, psíquica e cognitiva. Visando reduzir essas cargas de trabalho, o trabalhador tenta criar estratégias que são adquiridas por meio da vivência com o trabalho, das experiências e valores, para se regular frente ao risco no trabalho.The objective of this study is to analyze the constraints faced by the nursing assistants and technicians in a pediatric clinic sponsored by a state foundation during their work activities and identify the strategies adopted by them in order to guarantee the achievement of their production goals and job satisfaction and ensure their protection against workplace accidents. The method of Ergonomic Work Analysis (EWA was used for analysis and data collection of 59 tenured and temporary nursing workers with intermediate and technical level of education and to investigate the strategies related to actions and employment regulation concerning the interfaces they deal with. The results show that among

  10. 消极情绪在程序和互动不公正感与员工偏离行为间的中介作用:传统性的调节机制%Organizational Injustice Perception and Workplace Deviance: Mechanisms of Negative Emotion and Traditionality

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    王宇清; 龙立荣; 周浩

    2012-01-01

    Workplace deviance, a negative extra-role behavior, is commonly regarded as detrimental for both employees and organizations in the workplace. Recently, increasing research interests have been raised by western scholars in this area. Workplace deviance has been studied from various perspectives, the most promising one of which is organizational injustice. Accumulating studies have investigated the mechanisms underlie and processes of the relationship between employees' perceptions of injustice and deviant behaviors. Despite fruitful findings have been obtained from those research based on the social exchange theory, the mechanisms of affect and emotion have long been neglected and under-studied. Drawing upon the Affective Event theory (AET) framework, the present study initially aims to interpret the mediating role of negative emotion played in the relationship between injustice perception and deviant behavior. Additionally, our second objective is to examine the moderating role of traditionality. More importantly, we integrate the moderating and mediating effects in the same framework, and propose that traditionality exerts stronger moderating effect on the second stage of the mediational model, that is, the relationship between negative emotion and deviance behavior.To avoid the common method bias, a paired survey for employees and their co-workers was used. Questionnaire A included scales of organizational justice perception, negative emotion, traditionality, and workplace deviance was appraised on Questionnaire B. The survey was distributed via MBA students and acquaintances. Participants were asked to appraise one of their familiar coworkers (Questionnaire B), and send the Questionnaire A to the target coworker. In total, 341 dyads of employees and their coworkers from 280 enterprises were sampled. Hierarchical Regression Modeling (HRM) and Total Effect Moderation Model with bootstrap methods were used to test the hypotheses. The results of mediating test

  11. Wildland Fire Induced Heating of Dome 375 Perma-Con®

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    Flores, Eugene Michael [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-08-09

    AET-1 was tasked by ADEM with determining the temperature rise in the drum contents of drums stored in the Dome 375 Perma-Con® at TA-54 given a wildland fire. The wildland fire causes radiative and convective heating on the Perma-Con® exterior. The wildland fire time histories for the radiative and convective heating environment were provided to AET-1 by EES-16. If the calculated temperature rise results in a drum content temperature over 40 °C, then ADEM desires a design solution to ensure the peak temperature remains below 40 °C. An axi-symmetric FE simulation was completed to determine the peak temperature of the contents of a drum stored in the Dome 375 Perma-Con® during a wildland fire event. Three wildland fire time histories for the radiative and convective heat transfer were provided by EES-16 and were inputs for the FE simulation. The maximum drum content temperature reached was found to be 110 °C while using inputs from the SiteG_2ms_4ign_wind_from_west.xlsx time history input and not including the SWB in the model. Including the SWB in the results in a peak drum content temperature of 61 °C for the SiteG_2ms_4ign_wind_from_west.xlsx inputs. EES-16 decided that by using fuel mitigation efforts, such as mowing the grass and shrubs near the Perma-Con® they could reduce the shrub/grass fuel loading near the Perma-Con® from 1.46 kg/m2 to 0.146 kg/m2 and by using a less conservative fuel loading for the debris field inside the Dome 375 perimeter, reducing it from 0.58 kg/m2 to 0.058 kg/m2 in their model. They also greatly increased the resolution of their radiation model and increased the accuracy of their model’s required convergence value. Using this refined input the maximum drum content temperature was found to be 28 °C with no SWB present in the model. Additionally, this refined input model was modified to include worst case emissivity values for the concrete, drum and Perma-Con® interior, along with adding a

  12. Ergonomia e complexidade: o trabalho do gestor na agricultura orgânica na região de Campinas - SP Complexity and ergonomy: the manager work at the organic agriculture in Campinas - SP Brazil

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    Sandra Francisca Bezerra Gemma

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    Full Text Available A lacuna de pesquisas sobre o trabalho humano na agricultura orgânica motivou este estudo, que teve por objetivos caracterizar e compreender o trabalho do gestor no manejo orgânico da produção agrícola. A pesquisa de campo, realizada em duas etapas, permitiu investigar o trabalho dos gestores em Unidades de Produção Agrícola Orgânica (UPAO do interior de São Paulo, por meio da adaptação do método da Análise Ergonômica do Trabalho (AET e de entrevistas estruturadas. Os dados de campo foram posteriormente interpretados à luz da Teoria da Complexidade (TC. Constatou-se que o gestor da agricultura orgânica é responsável por um macrossistema (produção vegetal, produção animal, processamento e serviços, atuando concomitantemente como administrador e executor do trabalho. A grande variedade de produtos oferecidos pela agricultura orgânica gera a necessidade de expertise do gestor no trato com as diferentes espécies vegetais e na sua integração com os demais sistemas de produção. Concluiu-se que o trabalho executado pelos gestores é caracterizado pela diversidade de atividades que precisam ser realizadas e integradas dentro do macrossistema, em associação com os determinantes do processo de certificação num contexto de falta de tecnologia adequada e de cenários incertos e variados. Cabe ao gestor incorporar e transformar em práticas de trabalho os preceitos ecológicos, econômicos e sociais de sustentabilidade, que podem ser contraditórios entre si, integrar essas múltiplas dimensões, por meio do desenvolvimento e da conexão de variados saberes e competências, e elaborar estratégias para superar as diversas dificuldades relacionadas com os aspectos tecnológicos, financeiros e humanos na agricultura orgânica.The lack of research about the human work at the Organic agriculture stimulated this study, which purpose was to characterize and understand the manager's job in managing organic farming. The field

  13. Avaliação do potencial de produção de biogás e da eficiência de tratamento do reator anaeróbio de manta de lodo (UASB alimentado com dejetos de suínos Potential evaluation of biogas production and treatment efficiency of an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB fed with swine manure liquid effluent

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    Full Text Available Com o presente trabalho de pesquisa objetivou-se avaliar a eficiência na remoção de poluentes orgânicos e a produção de biogás de um sistema de tratamento de efluentes de dejetos de suínos em escala laboratorial (bancada. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida no Laboratório de Análise de Água do Departamento de Engenharia (LAADEG da Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA. O sistema de tratamento foi constituído por um Tanque de Acidificação e Equalização (TAE, Reator Anaeróbio de Manta de Lodo (UASB com medidor de biogás (gasômetro e uma Lagoa Aerada Facultativa (LAF. A alimentação foi realizada em bateladas no TAE, onde o efluente líquido era bombeado para um sistema de aquecimento sendo então introduzido no reator UASB e finalmente conduzido para polimento na LAF. O biogás acumulado na parte superior do UASB, após passar por um equalizador de pressão, era canalizado e armazenado no gasômetro. O valor médio do Tempo de Detenção Hidráulica (TDH foi de 30 horas. Os valores médios de remoção da DQO T, DBO5, ST, STF e STV, foram: 1755, 670, 1089; 142 e 948 mg.L-1, respectivamente. As eficiências de remoção da DQO T e DBO5 no reator UASB foram de 78 e 75%, respectivamente. A produção média de biogás e metano (CH4 foi de 0,14 e 0,10 L.d-1. O potencial de produção de CH4 em termos de DBO5 removida foi de 0,01 m³CH4.(kg.DBO removida -1. O sistema apresentou boa eficiência quanto a remoção de DQO T, DBO5 e Sólidos.The present research aimed at evaluating in lab-scale system the removal of pollutants and biogas production efficiency in treating a swine liquid effluent. The research was carried out in the Laboratory of Water Analysis from the Engineering Department of Federal University of Lavras (LAADEG. The system parts built up were: Acidification Equalization Tank (AET, an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket reactor (UASB with biogas measurement and an Aerated Facultative Pond (AFP. The batch feeding process was carried

  14. Análise ergonômica do trabalho em unidades de beneficiamento de tomates de mesa: movimentação manual de cargas Ergonomic work analyses method in fresh tomato packing houses: manual material handling

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    Ivan Augusto Vall Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available A movimentação manual de cargas (MMC nas unidades de beneficiamento de tomates (UB é a atividade laboral mais freqüente nas etapas do processo de beneficiamento. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar, sob a ótica da ergonomia, as tarefas de MMC em seis UB de tomate de mesa do Estado de São Paulo. Foi aplicado o método da análise ergonômica do trabalho (AET para conhecimento dos problemas associados à carga laboral. Nos postos de trabalho onde a MMC foi predominante, aplicou-se o método da equação do National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH para determinar o Limite de Peso Recomendado e o método do Diagrama das Áreas Dolorosas para identificar as áreas do corpo dos trabalhadores que apresentam desconforto. Em todas os casos estudados, o peso real da carga movimentada manualmente superou o limite de peso recomendado pelo NIOSH.The manual material handling (MMH is the most frequent labor activity in tomato packing houses. The main goal of this paper was to analyze, under an ergonomic point of view, the MMH tasks in six fresh tomato packing houses. The ergonomic work analyses method was applied for an overall approach of work activities. The NIOSH equation was applied to calculate the recommended weight limit and a Body Discomfort Diagram was used to identify the painful body workers areas. In all cases, the actual load overcame the recommended weight limits by NIOSH.

  15. Genetic radiation risk assesment based on experimental mutagenesis in laboratory mammals

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    An atbempt of quantitative assessment of genetic radiation risk on the basis of experimental data previously obtained with laboratory mostly mice as a factor reciprocal translocations induced in spermatagonias are used. Two main assumptions are accepted: mouse and man are equal by radiosensitivity; dose-effect dependence has linear character. For acute γ-irradiation risk calculation per each 10-2 Gy has shown: in F1 for 1 mln of fertilizations apearance is expected of approximately 39 heterozygous by translocation individuals, five cases with multiple congenital aomalies, 25 registered and 49 non registered abortions. Chronic γ-irradiation at 1.3x10-5, 1.7x10-=4 and 1.0x10-4 Gi/min dose rates is less efficient (3-10 times). Deuterons with 4.2 GeV energy are less efficient than γ-rays. Chronic neutrons with 4.1 MeV energy at 8x10-4 Gy/min dose rate is approximately Z times more efficient as compared with chronic γ-irradiation. With administering to rats tritium water of activity from 37 to 37x102 kBq/g to the rats of animal mass the risk is of the same order as with external chronic γ-irradiation. The genetic risk decreases with administering ternary combination of AET, ATP and serotonin as well as adeturon and citrifos molecular combinations: wth mammals species genetic radiosensitivity constitutes the followng descending seties: rat-rabbit mouse-golden hamster. The effect of dose rate decrease is strongly pronounced with the rat and feebly marked with rabbit

  16. Ligand-induced dependence of charge transfer in nanotube-quantum dot heterostructures.

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    Wang, Lei; Han, Jinkyu; Sundahl, Bryan; Thornton, Scott; Zhu, Yuqi; Zhou, Ruiping; Jaye, Cherno; Liu, Haiqing; Li, Zhuo-Qun; Taylor, Gordon T; Fischer, Daniel A; Appenzeller, Joerg; Harrison, Robert J; Wong, Stanislaus S

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    As a model system to probe ligand-dependent charge transfer in complex composite heterostructures, we fabricated double-walled carbon nanotube (DWNT)-CdSe quantum dot (QD) composites. Whereas the average diameter of the QDs probed was kept fixed at ∼4.1 nm and the nanotubes analyzed were similarly oxidatively processed, by contrast, the ligands used to mediate the covalent attachment between the QDs and DWNTs were systematically varied to include p-phenylenediamine (PPD), 2-aminoethanethiol (AET), and 4-aminothiophenol (ATP). Herein, we have put forth a unique compilation of complementary data from experiment and theory, including results from transmission electron microscopy (TEM), near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, electrical transport measurements, and theoretical modeling studies, in order to fundamentally assess the nature of the charge transfer between CdSe QDs and DWNTs, as a function of the structure of various, intervening bridging ligand molecules. Specifically, we correlated evidence of charge transfer as manifested by changes and shifts associated with NEXAFS intensities, Raman peak positions, and threshold voltages both before and after CdSe QD deposition onto the underlying DWNT surface. Importantly, for the first time ever in these types of nanoscale composite systems, we have sought to use theoretical modeling to justify and account for our experimental results. Our overall data suggest that (i) QD coverage density on the DWNTs varies, based upon the different ligand pendant groups used and that (ii) the presence of a π-conjugated carbon framework within the ligands themselves coupled with the electron affinity of their pendant groups collectively play important roles in the resulting charge transfer from QDs to the underlying CNTs. PMID:27368081

  17. Generalised Linear Spatial Model for Tree Species Richness in Eastern US Forest using FIA plot data and Climate variables.

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    Kwon, Y.

    2015-12-01

    Large-scale patterns of woody plant species diversity have long been studied yet it is still one of the most controversial issues in biogeography. At continental to global scale, energy availability measured by potential evapotranspiration (PET) (i.e. PET-only model) and related water-energy dynamics model (i.e. Wang's model based on China's woody plant richness) has been two primary determinants for species richness. We identified several issues in existing modeling approaches that 1) species richness are derived from species range map not a plot data, 2) they over-predicted richness in Florida peninsular at the cost of R square values for better overall model fit and 3) they lack thorough examination for spatial autocorrelation of residuals. The plot-level forest inventory and analysis (FIA) program data set (total 2,745,363 tally trees from 79,145 ground plots in the eastern US forest) used for species richness showed different pattern to range-map based richness. We applied Elastic-Net regularization for variable selections then used spatial Poisson Generalized Linear Model (GLM) and to handle spatial autocorrelations. Elastic-Net approach produced Frost frequency days (FRS), PET, AET, and seasonality of precipitation (PSN, defined as the coefficient of variation of monthly mean precipitation) as best explanatory variables and produced good model fit (R2 of 0.67) without over-prediction for Florida peninsular. Partial regression revealed that PSN successfully accounted for very low species richness in Florida. The seasonality of precipitation as climatic variability explained climatic stability permitted species specialization than greater seasonality. Also, we compared our best model with two other richness models (i.e. PET-only and Wang's model) and demonstrated that spatial autocorrelation was highest for the use of just PET-only, intermediate for Wang's model, and lowest for ours.

  18. Implementation of digital optical capillaroscopy for quantifying and estimating the microvascular abnormalities in type 2 diabetes mellitus

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    Gurfinkel, Yu. I.; Suchkova, O. V.; Sasonko, M. L.; Priezzhev, A. V.

    2016-04-01

    This study is aimed to define the extent of digital capillaroscopy possibilities for the quantification and estimation of microvascular abnormalities in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A total of 196 adult persons were enrolled in the study including the group of compensated T2DM (n = 52), decompensated diabetics (n = 68), and healthy volunteers (n = 76) with normal blood glucose and without signs of cardiovascular pathology. All participants of the study were examined with the digital optical capillaroscope ("AET", Russia). This instrument is equipped with an image-processing program allowing for quantifying the diameters of the arterial and venous segments of the capillaries and their ratio (coefficient of remodeling), perivascular zone size, capillary blood velocity, and the degree of arterial loops narrowing and the density of the capillary network. Also we estimated the relative amount of coil-shaped capillaries. The study revealed significant difference in the capillary density and the remodeling coefficient in comparison of T2DM patients with non-diabetic individuals. Significant changes are found in the decompensated T2DM group compared to the compensated group of diabetic patients. Furthermore, the number of coil-shaped capillaries differed greatly in T2DM patients as compared to the healthy subjects. The study did not reveal any statistically significant differences in the capillary density between the patients with compensated and decompensated T2DM. The digital optical capillaroscope equipped with the advanced image-processing algorithm opens up new possibilities for obtaining clinically important information on microvascular abnormalities in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus.

  19. A New Approach to Quantify Evaporative Water Loss in Tropical Wetlands

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    Schwerdtfeger, J.; Weiler, M.; Johnson, M. S.; Couto, E. G.

    2013-12-01

    Tropical wetlands are challenging research environments. Their high complexity and heterogeneity make the characterization of hydrological processes very difficult. In particular, large uncertainties complicate estimations of water loss by evapotranspiration (ET). ET influences the local and regional climate systems, and the quantification of ET is fundamental for the water balance of the continuous and intermittent water bodies. One of the largest freshwater wetlands in the world is the Pantanal located in central South America. Data availability is scarce and its remoteness makes direct measurements of ET even more challenging. Due to the variability and the complexity of this unique ecosystem, no adequate method for determining ET exists. In our study, we developed a process-based model to simulate ET that accounts for inundation dynamics, the type of water body, as well as vegetation cover for the dry and rainy seasons. A set of simple and complex empirical models were selected to calculate ensembles of potential evapotranspiration (PET) based on different assumptions and available datasets. We use high-resolution measurements of surface and groundwater levels of different types of water bodies to define the water availability. Stable water isotopes collected from these water bodies serve as qualitative information to describe the evaporation dynamics. Actual evapotranspiration (AET) was derived using the modeled PET with correction factors and the models were validated using local class A pan observations. Defining different types of water bodies on the basis of their differences in inundation time and dynamics, we apply the best-fitting model of our ensemble to each of the water body types. This finally allows us to quantify ET losses on a large spatial scale for dry and wet years. With this new spatially explicit approach we achieve an improvement in our understanding of the role of ET in the Pantanal wetland's water balance and quantify the actual water

  20. A high-brightness thermionic microwave electron gun

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    In a collaborative effort by SSRL, AET Associates, and Varian Associates, a high-brightness microwave electron gun using a thermionic cathode has been designed, built, tested, and installed for use with the SSRL 150 MeV linear accelerator. This thesis discusses the physics behind the design and operation of the gun and associated systems, presenting predictions and experimental tests of the gun's performance. The microwave gun concept is of increasing interest due to its promise of providing higher-current, lower-emittance electron beams than possible from conventional, DC gun technology. In a DC guns, accelerating gradients are less than 8 MV/m, while those in a microwave gun can exceed 100 MV/m, providing much more rapid initial acceleration, thereby reducing the deleterious effects of space-charge. Microwave guns produce higher momentum beams than DC guns, thus lessening space-charge effects during subsequent beam transport. Typical DC guns produce kinetic energies of 80--400 KeV, compared to 2--3 MeV for the SSRL microwave gun. ''State-of-the-art'' microwave gun designs employ laser-driven photocathodes, providing excellent performance but with greater complexity and monetary costs. A thermionic microwave gun with a magnetic bunching system is comparable in cost and complexity to a conventional system, but provides performance that is orders of magnitude better. Simulations of the SSRL microwave gun predict a normalized RMS emittance at the gun exist of ec · μm for a beam consisting of approximately 50% of the particles emitted from the gun, and having a momentum spread ±10%. These emittances are for up to 5 x 109e- per bunch. Chromatic aberrations in the transport line between the gun and linear accelerator increase this to typically e · μm

  1. Cyclization Phenomena in the Sol-Gel Polymerization of a,w-Bis(triethoxysilyl)alkanes and Incorporation of the Cyclic Structures into Network Silsesquioxane Polymers

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    Alam, T.M.; Carpenter, J.P.; Dorhout, P.K.; Greaves, J.; Loy, D.A.; Shaltout, R.; Shea, K.J.; Small, J.H.

    1999-01-04

    Intramolecular cyclizations during acid-catalyzed, sol-gel polymerizations of ct,co- bis(tietioxysilyl)aWmes substintidly lengtien gelties formonomers witietiylene- (l), propylene- (2), and butylene-(3)-bridging groups. These cyclizations reactions were found, using mass spectrometry and %i NMR spectroscopy, to lead preferentially to monomeric and dimeric products based on six and seven membered disilsesquioxane rings. 1,2- Bis(triethoxysilyl)ethane (1) reacts under acidic conditions to give a bicyclic drier (5) that is composed of two annelated seven membered rings. Under the same conditions, 1,3- bis(triethoxysilyl)propane (2), 1,4-bis(triethoxysilyl)butane (3), and z-1,4- bis(triethoxysilyl)but-2-ene (10) undergo an intramolecular condensation reaction to give the six membemd and seven membered cyclic disilsesquioxanes 6, 7, and 11. Subsequently, these cyclic monomers slowly react to form the tricyclic dirners 8,9 and 12. With NaOH as polymerization catalyst these cyclic silsesquioxanes readily ~aeted to afford gels that were shown by CP MAS z%i NMR and infr=d spectroscopes to retain some cyclic structures. Comparison of the porosity and microstructwe of xerogels prepared from the cyclic monomers 6 and 7 with gels prepared directly from their acyclic precursors 2 and 3, indicate that the final pore structure of the xerogels is markedly dependent on the nature of the precursor. In addition, despite the fact that the monomeric cyclic disilsesquioxane species can not be isolated from 1-3 under basic conditions due to their rapid rate of gelation, spectroscopic techniques also detected the presence of the cyclic structures in the resulting polymeric gels.

  2. Conditional dependence of evaporative fraction on surface and root-zone soil moisture and its application to soil moisture retrieval

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    Ryu, D.; Akuraju, V.

    2013-12-01

    Thermal infrared (TIR) or evapotranspiration (ET) estimates from space have been gaining growing attention as an input to retrieve root-zone soil moisture. The rationale behind the approach is that i) there exists a strong causal link between the evapotranspiration and the vegetation canopy temperature and ii) under water-limited conditions soil water available for transpiration controls the evaporative fraction (EF) or the actual evapotranspiration (AET) to potential evapotranspiration (PET) ratio of vegetated surfaces. In this work, we examine the relationship between EF and surface to root-zone soil moisture content collected from two study sites (wheat and pasture fields) at the Dookie research farm site in Victoria, Australia. EF estimated from the eddy covariance system is compared with soil moisture content under various ranges of soil depths (5 depths from surface to 120 cm), net radiation, soil wetness and biomass. In both wheat and pasture fields, EF is highly correlated with surface (0-8 cm) soil moisture when the soil surface is bare-to-lightly vegetated, but the correlation decreases as vegetation grows or as the net radiation decreases. On the other hand, EF shows strong correlation with root-zone soil moisture during the growing seasons of the fields. Under similar ranges of soil moisture and net radiation, EF can have different ranges depending on the vegetation height and density. These results indicate the importance of biophysical parameters and processes in estimating surface and root-zone soil moisture contents using surface energy flux. We propose an exponential and a spherical model to fit EF versus soil moisture and show how their uncertainty changes with biophysical parameters.

  3. Strategies for protection against exposure to ionizing radiation

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    Radiations are known to be mutagenic, carcinogenic and cyto-lethal depending on the total dose, dose rate, quality of radiation and many other factors related to the person exposed. Therefore strategies for protection against exposure to ionizing radiations have to be accordingly planned. Radioprotection, though remains prophylactic in principle, includes mitigating and therapeutic modalities also. Initially, the central theme of biological radioprotection has been to protect against radiation-induced lethality and to optimize radiotherapy of tumours; the emphasis has now extended to cover many more situations of planned and unplanned nature. The central dogma of radioprotection work has been antioxidant action, which is relevant indeed against low LET radiation. The increasing understanding of the mechanism of radiation damage, however, permitted the advent of newer agents of both synthetic and natural origin. Sulfhydryl compounds like cysteamine, AET, Amifostine and endogenous molecules like GSH, SOD etc have been very important agents. Molecules like cytokines, immunomodulators, anti-inflammatory agents, angiotensin converting enzymes, metallo-elements and metallothionins, DNA ligands and Calcium antagonists have also been investigated recently. Unfortunately, no single agent could yield desired results especially due to toxicity at their radioprotective concentration. This led to the emergence of combinational modality where two or more agents working with different mechanisms could synergistically complement radioprotective action.. Recently, herbal extracts and dietary agents, which are the natural combinations of a large number of compounds that have important attributes to counter the damaging effects of ionizing radiations, have gained world-wide interest.. These agents have been found to be less toxic. Decorporation of radionuclei and protection against low dose chronic exposures like space flights and long haul inter-continental flights need to be

  4. Changing forest water yields in response to climate warming: results from long-term experimental watershed sites across North America.

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    Creed, Irena F; Spargo, Adam T; Jones, Julia A; Buttle, Jim M; Adams, Mary B; Beall, Fred D; Booth, Eric G; Campbell, John L; Clow, Dave; Elder, Kelly; Green, Mark B; Grimm, Nancy B; Miniat, Chelcy; Ramlal, Patricia; Saha, Amartya; Sebestyen, Stephen; Spittlehouse, Dave; Sterling, Shannon; Williams, Mark W; Winkler, Rita; Yao, Huaxia

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    Climate warming is projected to affect forest water yields but the effects are expected to vary. We investigated how forest type and age affect water yield resilience to climate warming. To answer this question, we examined the variability in historical water yields at long-term experimental catchments across Canada and the United States over 5-year cool and warm periods. Using the theoretical framework of the Budyko curve, we calculated the effects of climate warming on the annual partitioning of precipitation (P) into evapotranspiration (ET) and water yield. Deviation (d) was defined as a catchment's change in actual ET divided by P [AET/P; evaporative index (EI)] coincident with a shift from a cool to a warm period - a positive d indicates an upward shift in EI and smaller than expected water yields, and a negative d indicates a downward shift in EI and larger than expected water yields. Elasticity was defined as the ratio of interannual variation in potential ET divided by P (PET/P; dryness index) to interannual variation in the EI - high elasticity indicates low d despite large range in drying index (i.e., resilient water yields), low elasticity indicates high d despite small range in drying index (i.e., nonresilient water yields). Although the data needed to fully evaluate ecosystems based on these metrics are limited, we were able to identify some characteristics of response among forest types. Alpine sites showed the greatest sensitivity to climate warming with any warming leading to increased water yields. Conifer forests included catchments with lowest elasticity and stable to larger water yields. Deciduous forests included catchments with intermediate elasticity and stable to smaller water yields. Mixed coniferous/deciduous forests included catchments with highest elasticity and stable water yields. Forest type appeared to influence the resilience of catchment water yields to climate warming, with conifer and deciduous catchments more susceptible to

  5. Famous Hyperboreans

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    Full Text Available The individual Hyperboreans appearing in ancient literature are presented with a review of the Greek and Latin sources and collections of references. Most of the mythological characters are briefly discussed, but the literary evolution of the legends of Abaris and of the “Hyperborean maidens” are treated in some detail. Some of the literary sources receive scholarly treatment, the paper including philological notes on [Aristeas Epic.] fr. 11 Bernabé (the passage is inspired by an interpretation of the name Abaris; Call. Dian. 204–5 (includes an allusion to the Hyperborean maiden Upis/Opis; Call. Del. 293–95 (the passage hints at an etymology of the word Περφερέες; and ἐκεῖνοι in 295 is sound; Call. Aet. fr. 186.26–30 Pfeiffer (discussion of the myth of Orion and Opis; D.H. 1.43.1–2 (discussion of the myth of Palantho and Heracles; Hecat.Abd. FGrH 264 frr. 7, 12 (discussion of the different information about the Hyperborean leadership that is given in the two fragments; Hdt. 4.35 (interpretation of the phrase ἅμα αὐτοῖσι τοῖσι θεοῖσι; Iambl. VH 32.217 (the stated opinions of Abaris seem similar to those professed in Heraclid.Pont. fr. 75 Wehrli; Verg. Aen. 11.857–58 (the utterance of Opis alludes to the death of Orion as presented in Euphorion, Callimachus and pseudo-Apollodorus.

  6. Inundation and groundwater dynamics for quantification of evaporative water loss in tropical wetlands

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The remoteness, complexity and heterogeneity of tropical wetlands make the characterisation of their hydrological processes challenging. In particular estimates of evaporative water loss are inherently uncertain. In view of the large influence on the local and regional climate, the quantification of evaporation is essential for the determination of the water balance of permanent and intermittent water bodies. Data for tropical wetlands are scarce where their remoteness impedes direct evaporation measurements. Seasonal inundation dynamics affect evaporation processes in tropical wetlands, which can be analysed in two stages: the first stage during the wet season and the second stage during the dry season. As yet no adequate method exists for determining second stage evaporation without soil moisture data, which are usually unavailable for the remote tropical wetlands. Our study aimed at developing a process-based model to simulate first and second stage evaporation in tropical wetlands. We selected a set of empirical potential evaporation (PET models of varying complexity, each based on different assumptions and available datasets, and evaluated the models with pan evaporation observations in the Pantanal of South America, one of the largest tropical wetlands in the world. We used high-resolution measurements of surface and groundwater levels at different locations to determine the water available for evaporation. Actual evaporation (AET was derived by constraining simulated PET based on available water. The model of best fit was applied to different types of water bodies with varying inundation durations and captured first and second stage evaporation. With our new model we could quantify evaporative water loss in the dry and the wet season for different locations in the Pantanal. This new spatially-explicit approach represents an improvement in our understanding of the role of evaporation in the water balance of the Pantanal. We recommend the

  7. Simulations of Hydrologic Response to Land Cover Change in the Laohahe Watershed in Northern China%老哈河流域土地覆被变化水文响应模拟研究

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    徐静; 任立良; 刘晓帆; 袁飞

    2011-01-01

    Over the recent 30 years, durative drought has been threatening the environment in northern China, resulting in water resources scarcity, environmental degradation, and desertification. To make an attempt to investigate the effects of land use and land cover changes on hydrological processes in northern China, a distributed hydrological model was developed and applied in the Laohahe catchment. Direct evaporation from intercepted water, potential canopy transpiration, and potential soil evaporation were computed using a physically-based two-source potential evapotranspiration (PET) model, which constituted input to the distributed hydrological model for computation of actual evapotranspiration (AET). Runoff generation was based on mixed runoff mechanisms of infiltration excess runoff and saturation excess runoff. The Muskingum-Cunge method was adopted for flow routing. Land cover maps of 1980 and 1996 were used for characterizing vegetation cover over the area controlled by the Taipingzhuang hydrologic station in the Laohahe watershed during the periods of 1964-1979 and 1990-1999, respectively.Results of the runoff simulation show that saturation excess runoff generation was dominant in the catchment. The model parameters were calibrated using hydrometeorological and land cover data of the corresponding period. The streamflow simulation was conducted for each period under these two land cover scenarios. Effects of land use/cover change on "green water" and "blue water" were quantified by comparing calculated PET, AET, and runoff under different land cover scenarios. Blue water is referred to as visible liquid water moving above and below the ground as surface or groundwater runoff, respectively. Blue water can thus be in the form of surface runoff in rills, gullies and rivers, or water stored in reservoirs and lakes, or water flowing underground,recharging water tables and aquifers. Green water is defined as the invisible vapor moving to the atmosphere, including

  8. Frações de Trichilia pallens com atividade inseticida sobre Tuta absoluta Fractions of Trichilia pallens with insecticidal activity against Tuta absoluta

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    Uemerson Silva da Cunha

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve o objetivo de identificar frações de extratos aquosos e orgânicos da meliácea Trichilia pallens, com atividade inseticida sobre a traça-do-tomateiro Tuta absoluta (Meyrick. Extratos aquosos liofilizados (EAL a 3% de folhas e ramos de T. pallens foram ressuspendidos em água e aplicados sobre folíolos de tomateiro infestados com lagartas recém-eclodidas. Com base na mortalidade aos 5 e 10 dias após a infestação (dai, os EAL de folhas foram mais eficientes que os de ramos. Numa segunda etapa, foram obtidos, por maceração, extratos de folhas a 1%, em hexano (HEX, diclorometano (DIC e metanol (MET como descrito anteriormente, tendo-se incluído acetona e água como controles. Entre os extratos, o DIC foi o mais promissor como fonte de substâncias com atividade inseticida sobre lagartas de T. absoluta. Na seqüência, por meio de partição líquido-líquido do extrato DIC de folhas, obtiveram-se as frações em HEX, MET, acetato de etila (AET, n-butanol (NBU e aquosa (AQ. Destas frações, a AQ a 0,1% do extrato em DIC foi considerada a mais promissora como fonte de substâncias com atividade inseticida sobre T. absoluta.This work aimed at identifying fractions of aqueous and organic extracts of the meliaceous Trichilia pallens with insecticidal activity against the tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta (Meyrick. Leaf and twig freeze-dried aqueous extracts (FDA of T. pallens were resuspended in water at a concentration of 3% and sprayed over tomato leaflets, which were infested with newly-hatched larvae. Larval mortality at 5 and 10 days after infestation (dai were higher for leaf extracts. In a second set of experiments, 1% leaf extracts were produced by maceration in hexane (HEX, dichloromethane (DIC and methanol (MET, and tested as described before, using acetone and water as controls. DIC extracts were the most promising as a source of substances with insecticidal activity against T. absoluta larvae, and were further

  9. The hydrological regime of a forested tropical Andean valley

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    K. E. Clark

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The hydrology of tropical mountain catchments plays a central role in ecological function, geochemical and biogeochemical cycles, erosion and sediment production, and water supply in globally important environments. There have been few studies quantifying the seasonal and annual water budgets in the montane tropics, particularly in cloud forests. We investigated the water balance and hydrologic regime of the Kosñipata Valley (basin area 164.4 km2 over the period 2010–2011. The valley spans over 2500 m in elevation in the eastern Peruvian Andes and is dominated by tropical montane cloud forest with some high elevation puna grasslands. Catchment wide rainfall was 3028 ± 414 mm yr−1, calculated by calibrating Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM 3B43 rainfall with rainfall data from 9 meteorological stations in the valley. Cloud water input to streamflow was 316 ± 116 mm yr−1 (~10% of total inputs, calculated from an isotopic mixing model using deuterium excess (Dxs and δD of waters. Field stream flow was measured in 2010 by recording height and calibrating to discharge. River runoff was estimated to be 2796 ± 126 mm yr−1. Actual evapotranspiration (AET was 909 ± 182 mm yr−1, determined using the Priestley and Taylor – Jet Propulsion Laboratory (PT-JPL model. The overall water budget was balanced within 10%. Relationships between monthly rainfall and river runoff follow an anti-clockwise hysteresis through the year, with a persistence of high runoff after the end of the wet season. The size of the soil- and shallow ground-water reservoir is most likely insufficient to explain sustained dry season flow. Thus, the observed hysteresis in rainfall-runoff relationships is best explained by sustained groundwater flow in the dry season, which is consistent with the water isotope results that suggest persistent wet season sources to stream flow throughout the year. These results demonstrate the importance of transient groundwater

  10. The effect emergent leader plays on group emotion and employee innovative behavior%涌现型领导对团队情绪、员工创新行为的影响研究

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    彭正龙; 王红丽; 谷峰

    2011-01-01

    Based on the AET, the paper proclaimed the cross - level effect of group emotion in the relationship between emergent leader and employee innovative behavior. Surveying on the local company and getting 524 sample, the paper test the suppose by virtue of HLM. The result shows that: obstacle has a negative effect on group emotion, which could be impaired by emergent leader and it takes access to group management through the emotion management. Furthermore, the emergent leader includes higher relationship between leader and member, which makes the member to be generous and shows more innovative behavior. The research also finds that, the leader have the impact on it with the complete help of group emotion, because of employee innovative behavior belonging to the emotion - driven behavior. In the end, the paper discusses the theoretical value and practical enlighten.%应用情绪事件理论,揭示团队情绪在涌现型领导与员工创新行为之间的跨层次作用机制.通过对企业不同团队主管及成员524个样本的调研,运用HLM分析方法对假设进行验证.结果表明,挫折对团队情绪有负面影响,而涌现型领导可以削弱挫折事件对团队情绪的负面作用,显示出在管理团队情绪方面的突出优势.此外,涌现型领导产生所内涵的高质量领导-成员关系,更容易对员工创新这种情感驱动型行为产生作用,其中借助了团队情绪的完全中介作用.文章最后讨论了本研究的理论价值和实践启示.

  11. THE USE OF INTERNET IN ENHANCING STUDENT’S ACADEMIC STUDIES: A CASE STUDY AT ADAMAWA STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE (ASCOA GANYE

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    Douglas Ibrahim

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The adaptation of the Information Communication Technology (ICT is growing across the state and the entire country. This study examines the use of the internet in enhancing studies in Adamawa State College of Agriculture (ASCOA Ganye. The use of the internet is increasingly becoming an expectation for higher education students. In this paper, a range of case studies are described which illustrate methods of engaged students with technology enhanced learning and improve academic studies and students satisfaction. The sample was taken from five (5 departments in Adamawa State College of Agriculture namely, Animal Health Production (AHP, Agricultural Extension (AGT, Computer Science (CS, Agricultural Engineering technology (AET, and Forestry Technology (FOT. The aim of the study is to examined, the Bio-data characteristics of the internet users, the information on users of internet during studies and the effects of the internet. A sampling technique was used to select 101 students from Animal Health Production (AHP Department, 66 students from Agricultural Extension (AGT Department and 36 students from Computer Science (CS Department; totaling 266 students. A survey questionnaire was employed to determine the use of internet, the researcher analysed the data collected using descriptive, percentages, frequency and influential statistics. The study shows that 78.2% of the students were between the ages of 25 – 29 years 13.2% (30 – 34 years, and only 8.6% were between the age of 18 – 24 years. 81.6% of the students were single while 24.8% were female. The finding also shows that 80.8% download material (e-book from the internet, 89.5% got an e-mail account (address, 273 of the respondents across the department accept that the introduction of a course called GNS 211 Computer Appreciation makes students to have interest of surfing the internet, The first result of the chi-square shows that there is a significant relationship between the users of

  12. Ecohydrology of root zone water fluxes and soil development in complex semiarid rangelands

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    Gutiérrez-Jurado, Hugo A.; Vivoni, Enrique R.; Harrison, J. Bruce J.; Guan, Huade

    2006-10-01

    soil water pressure over an 8-year period in the opposing ecosystems. It is believed that these variations in water fluxes reinforce the development of CaCO3 horizons present in the soil profiles, leading to a feedback between vegetation establishment, soil water fluxes and geomorphic processes in the catchment. Our results also indicate that soil properties and water fluxes compensate for large differences in evaporative demand and lead to similar actual evapotranspiration (AET) in the opposing slopes.

  13. Flooded area characterization and losses estimation for water balance and hydrological functioning over the Niger inland delta, Mali

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    Moussa, Ibrahim; Dominik, Wisser; Abdou, Ali; Ousmane, Seidou; Adama, Mariko; Abel, Afouda

    2015-04-01

    losses, due to the intense evapotranspiration, is approximately 30%. This basic analysis of in situ discharges validates this impact of the Niger Inland delta area on the discharge of the streamflow at the downstream compared to the upstream flow of the delta. For the hydrological water balance over the NID, in addition to the monthly actual evapotranspiration (AET) losses from the NID; we also estimate the approximate monthly infiltration losses, the contribution of volume of rainfall and abstracted water. The change of storage within the NID area is inferred from the hydrological balance.

  14. Computational Study of the Effect of Confinement within Microporous Structures on the Activity and Selectivity of Metallocene Catalysts for Ethylene Oligomerization

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    Toulhoat, Hervé

    2011-03-02

    The effect of confinement within some zeolitic structures on the activity and selectivity of metallocene catalysts for the ethylene oligomerization has been investigated using grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations (GCMC). The following zeolite (host) frameworks displaying different pore sizes, have been studied as solid hosts: mazzite (MAZ), AIPO-8 (AET), UTD-1F (DON), faujasite (FAU), and VPI-5 (VFI). Intermediates and transition states involved in the ethylene trimerization reaction catalyzed by a Ti-based catalyst [(η5-C5H4CMe2C6H 5)TiCl3/MAO] have been used as sorbates (guests). We have demonstrated linear correlations with slope aH,j between the adsorption enthalpy and the molecular volume Vm of the sorbates, each holding for a given microporous host below a host-specific threshold V mmax,j. Beyond this maximal molecular volume, the adsorption vanishes due to steric exclusion. aH,j increases, and Vmmax,j decreases with decreasing host pore size, in line with the confinement concept. We moreover showed that, in the limit of vanishing loading (Henry regime), the enthalpies and entropies of adsorption in a given host are linearly correlated. We have defined a host-specific confinement compensation temperature a j, which refers to a temperature where the stabilizing adsorption enthalpic interactions are canceled out against the loss in entropy. However, calculated aj are much larger than the operating temperatures. With a setup microkinetic model, we predict that the activity and selectivity of the confined Ti-catalyst in ethylene oligomerization can be significantly altered with respect to homogeneous phase conditions, since the adsorption free energies of transition states and intermediates also become functions of aH,j and Vm. We have applied this theory to predict the optimum host pore size to get maximum α-octene production, instead of α-hexene, which is primarily produced in the homogeneous phase. We also predict a significantly increased activity for

  15. Apports spontanés en acides gras oméga 3 chez des diabétiques de type 2 tunisiens

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    Jamoussi Henda

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Il est admis à l’unanimité que les acides gras oméga 3 ont de multiples bénéfices pour la santé et plus précisément des effets protecteurs contre les maladies cardiovasculaires et neurodégénératives. L’objectif de ce travail était d’estimer les apports spontanés en acides alphalinolénique (ALA, docosahexaénoïque (DHA, éicosapentaénoïque (EPA et linoléique (LA. Cette étude d’observation a été réalisée auprès de 42 diabétiques de type 2 (21 hommes et 21 femmes âgés de 30 à 75 ans. L’estimation des apports en acides gras a été réalisée en utilisant la méthode d’enregistrement sur sept jours. Les résultats ont montré que l’apport moyen en ALA était de 0,99 ± 0,40 g/j soit 0,42 ± 0,13 % de l’apport énergétique total (AET. Aucun de nos patients n’avait un apport suffisant en ALA. Les apports quotidiens moyens en DHA et en EPA étaient respectivement de 90,0 ± 85 mg/j et de 83,5 ± 80 mg/j. Quant à la contribution des aliments aux apports en EPA et en DHA, les poissons et les fruits de mer représentaient la part la plus importante (57 % de ces deux acides gras. Nos résultats appellent à renforcer l’éducation nutritionnelle des diabétiques afin d’augmenter les apports en acides gras oméga 3 et d’assurer un rapport LA/ALA optimal qui contribuerait à la prévention des maladies cardiovasculaires.

  16. The Impact of Endurance Training on Functional Parameters During the Preparation Phase among Cross-Country Skiers

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    Full Text Available In the study, we have tried to demonstrate the effect of endurance training on changes in functional parameters during the preparation phase (12-week mesocycle among cross-country skiers. The group consisted of 10 male cross-country skiers (age: 21.4 ±5 year who completed control (1st 6 week mesocycle and experimental period (2nd 6 week mesocycle.We focused on the following time-varying parameters: changes in maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max, the level of aerobic (AeT and anaerobic thresholds (AT, maximum heart rate (HRmax and performance on the running treadmill. The intra-individual monitoring of each athlete revealed statistical significance of VO2max (mid_VO2max = 69.48 ± 5.72 l.kg-1.min-1, post_ VO2max = 70.96 ± 5.67 ml.kg-1.min-1; p≤0.05 and the level of AT (mid_AT = 86.2 ± 5.43 %, post_AT = 87.8 ± 5.59 %; p≤0.01 the performance on the running treadmill (mid_t = 14:54 ± 1:43 min., post_t = 15:30 ± 1:50 min.; p≤0.05.The significant changes were recorded in the AeT(pre_AeT = 70.3 ± 7.56 %, mid_AeT = 72.5 ± 7.59 %; p≤0.05 in theHRmax(pre_HRmax = 190 ± 8.04 bpm, mid_HRmax = 189 bpm, post_HRmax = 188 ± 7.34 bpm; p = n.s. during control period. We assume that the significant differences occurred as a result of adaptation changes due to training stimuli, which were induced by changes in functional parameters. Increased training volume in zone lower level of oxygen regime (A1, upper level of oxygen regime (A2 and upper level of lactate tolerance(T2 during experimental period elicited changes which reflected the increase functional parameters and performance on the running treadmill compared to that of control period.

  17. Flooding tolerance in cotton (gossypium hirsutum l.) at early vegetative and reproductive growth stages

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    Periodic flooding at any growth stage greatly affects growth and yield of crops. In order to develop flooding tolerant cotton cultivar and to identify the most sensitive growth stage to periodic flooding, a field experiment was conducted in which 60-cultivars/accessions/lines were subjected to two week flooding at seedling/early vegetative, flower and boll formation growth stages. Pre- and post-flooding soil analysis was also carried out. Nitrate-N was greatly reduced due to flooding applied at all growth stages, whereas NH4-N increased significantly. Similarly, Fe and Mn were also increased to many folds in flooded soils. Under hypoxic conditions, depletion of nitrates and toxic effects of accumulated NH4, Fe and Mn caused severe damages to cotton plants and even death of plants. Of the three growth stages, early vegetative growth stage is most sensitive to two week flooding. Flooding imposed at the flowering and boll formation growth stages caused a substantial amount of yield penalty. On the basis of survival percentage, the 60-cultivars/accessions/lines were categorized into tolerant (61%), moderately tolerant (31=60%) and sensitive (31%) to short term flooding. At the seedling or early vegetative growth stage, genotypes DPL-SR-2 followed by 124-F and MNH-427 were most tolerant to flooding, while AET-5, N-KRISHMA, LRA-5166, CEDIX and H-142 were ranked as sensitive to flooding stress. At the flowering stage, the genotype NIAB-92 followed by S-14 and MNH-427 were highly tolerant to flooding. At the boll formation stage, genotypes DPL-70010-N followed by GH-11-9-75 and B-2918-2 were highly tolerant waterlogging. More than 50% of the genotypes maintained the degree of flooding tolerance at three growth stages. However, on the basis of survival percentage at three growth stages, genotypes MNH-564, FH-114, MNH-786 and CIM-573 were included in the tolerant group and the genotypes N-KRISHMA, LRA-5166, CEDIX and H-142 were included in the sensitive group. These

  18. Avaliando desempenho de espaços de trabalho sob o enfoque da ergonomia do ambiente construído: an ergonomic assessment of the constructed environment Measuring performance of work spaces

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    Vilma Villarouco

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Representando segmento recente da ergonomia, os estudos que cuidam da adequabilidade do ambiente construído à realização das tarefas que abriga, vem agregando profissionais preocupados com a satisfação do usuário/trabalhador e com o incremento da produtividade focada em melhores condições de trabalho. Embora apresentando preocupações presentes em outras áreas do conhecimento, a ergonomia do ambiente extrapola as questões puramente arquitetônicas, focando seu posicionamento na adaptabilidade e conformidade do espaço ao trabalho que nele é desenvolvido. Nesse sentido, evoca elementos do conforto ambiental, da antropometria, da psicologia ambiental, da ergonomia cognitiva e da AET (Análise Ergonômica do Trabalho. Nesse contexto, este artigo propõe uma metodologia de Avaliação Ergonômica do Ambiente Construído, seguida de sua aplicação através de um estudo de caso, que busca inclusive a identificação da interferência da configuração espacial de ambientes de trabalho na produtividade de um sistema de produção, a partir de uma análise ergonômica do ambiente construído.Representing a recent segment of ergonomics, studies that address the suitability of the constructed environment to the tasks performed within it have been uniting professionals concerned with the user/worker satisfaction and increased productivity focused on better working conditions. Although it presents concerns from other fields of knowledge, environment ergonomics extrapolates purely architectural issues and focuses its positioning on the adaptability and conformity of the physical space to the work developed within it. It therefore addresses elements of environment comfort, anthropometry, environmental psychology, cognitive ergonomics and ergonomic work analysis. The present article proposes a methodology for an Ergonomic Assessment of the Constructed Environment, followed by its application through a case study that also aims to identify the

  19. BENEFÍCIOS DA GINÁSTICA LABORAL COMO MEDIDA DE PREVENÇÃO PARA DOENÇAS OCUPACIONAIS: UM ESTUDO SOB A ÓTICA DA ERGONOMIA

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    Full Text Available A Ginástica Laboral (GL é um programa de qualidade de vida que visa a prevenção e a promoção da saúde do trabalhador através de reeducação das posturas solicitadas no ambiente de trabalho, por prevenir as doenças ocupacionais conhecidas como lesão por esforço repetitivo (LER e os distúrbios osteomusculares relacionados ao trabalho (DORT, por minimizar a fadiga ocasionada pela execução das atividades de trabalho. A ergonomia é uma área da ciência que analisa o ambiente do trabalho, através de uma Análise Ergonômica do Trabalho (AET utilizando uma abordagem holística e sistêmica, possui uma metodologia própria para que consiga verificar os riscos ergonômicos existentes devido à ausência dela e para sugerir modificações para adaptar o ambiente laboral as características, habilidades e capacidades dos trabalhadores. Como pode-se implantar a GL sem fazer um estudo do ambiente de trabalho e do comportamento dos trabalhadores no mesmo, visando todos esses benefícios que a prática de GL proporciona? Os objetivos são reunir elementos para analisar se a aplicação da ginástica laboral como única medida de prevenção para as doenças ocupacionais é suficiente. A metodologia consiste em uma revisão bibliográfica das produções científicas sobre o tema publicadas no período de 1996 a 2013. A associação da análise ergonômica do trabalho com a implantação de programas de qualidade de vida como a GL permitem que os trabalhadores adquiram a prevenção das doenças ocupacionais como LER e DORT se estiverem consciência de implantar e participar das modificações sugeridas, como: adequação das posturas adotadas, realização dos movimentos corretos durante a jornada de trabalho, utilização das ferramentas ou equipamentos de forma certa e adaptação do porto do trabalho de acordo com o trabalhador daquele setor, função e organização.

  20. ANÁLISE ERGONÔMICA DO TRABALHO APLICADA A UM POSTO DE TRABALHO COM SOBRECARGA FÍSICA

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    Full Text Available A ergonomia pode ser definida como uma ciência do trabalho, sendo útil para a concepção de ferramentas, máquinas, dispositivos a serem usados com segurança e eficácia, bem como na concepção e avaliação de postos de trabalho. O objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar a sobrecarga física de funcionários de uma empresa de hortifrutigranjeiros. O método adotado para a pesquisa foi a AET (Análise Ergonômica de Trabalho, que subdivide-se em análise da demanda, tarefa e atividade para fazer o diagnóstico e as recomendações necessárias. A tarefa a ser atingida é o transporte de caixas de tomate, a análise da atividade foi dividida em nove fases de trabalho e classificadas em quatro categorias segundo o software Win-Owas. O trabalhador analisado passa 51% de sua jornada com uma postura considerada normal, 6% em uma postura que requeria cuidados imediatos onde havia sobrecarga na região lombar, ocasionando dor e que poderia provocar degeneração dos discos articulares e 43% da jornada era realizada com uma postura que deveria sofrer algum tipo de melhoria em curto prazo, por poder ocasionar quadros de Distúrbios Osteomusculares Relacionados ao Trabalho (DORT, devido aos riscos biomecânicos que apresentam na sua execução(repetitividade e força. As principais recomendações foram: a reorganização do trabalho, a implantação de um programa de ginástica laboral preparatória, criação de uma capacitação para organizar a movimentação correta da carga e a criação de um mapa de risco.

  1. Dois estudos sobre o trabalho dos petroleiros

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    Leda Leal Ferreira

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo traz um resumo de dois estudos realizados na área do petróleo, o primeiro feito em uma unidade de refino e o segundo abarcando o trabalho de operadores exercendo várias funções dentro de uma refinaria e de terminais marítimos de petróleo. Nos dois casos, o ponto central foi a análise da atividade dos trabalhadores, isto é, o que eles faziam e como o faziam para dai conta das exigências de produção que lhes eram atribuídas. No entanto, os métodos utilizados foram diferentes: no primeiro caso utilizou-se a Análise Ergonômica do Trabalho (AET e no segundo, a Análise Coletiva do Trabalho (ACT. Além de apresentar os principais resultados destes estudos, a autora faz considerações sobre as diferenças entre os dois métodos e um apelo à comunidade científica para que se preocupe mais em estudar a atividade real dos trabalhadores e assim contribuir para um melhor conhecimento do que se passa no interior das unidades produtivas, evitando que sofrimentos humanos inúteis e até catástrofes industriais continuem a ocorrer.This paper describes two studies about petroleum industry. The first was developed in a refinery and the second focuses on the work of operators in various jobs within a refinery and maritime petroleum units. In both cases, the focal point was the analyses of activities, that is, what the workers do and how they do it in order to meet production demandai put on them. However, two different methods were applied in the studies. Ergonomics Work Analyses (EWA was used on the first case and Collective Work Analyses (CWA, on the second. Besides showing the main results, the author compares the two methods. She also draws the scientific community attention to the importance of studding the workers actual activity in order to contribute to a better understanding of what is going on inside production units, avoiding useless human suffering, and the still ocurring undustrial disasters.

  2. On the use of integrating FLUXNET eddy covariance and remote sensing data for model evaluation

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    Reichstein, Markus; Jung, Martin; Beer, Christian; Carvalhais, Nuno; Tomelleri, Enrico; Lasslop, Gitta; Baldocchi, Dennis; Papale, Dario

    2010-05-01

    The current FLUXNET database (www.fluxdata.org) of CO2, water and energy exchange between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere contains almost 1000 site-years with data from more than 250 sites, encompassing all major biomes of the world and being processed in a standardized way (1-3). In this presentation we show that the information in the data is sufficient to derive generalized empirical relationships between vegetation/respective remote sensing information, climate and the biosphere-atmosphere exchanges across global biomes. These empirical patterns are used to generate global grids of the respective fluxes and derived properties (e.g. radiation and water-use efficiencies or climate sensitivities in general, bowen-ratio, AET/PET ratio). For example we revisit global 'text-book' numbers such as global Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) estimated since the 70's as ca. 120PgC (4), or global evapotranspiration (ET) estimated at 65km3/yr-1 (5) - for the first time with a more solid and direct empirical basis. Evaluation against independent data at regional to global scale (e.g. atmospheric CO2 inversions, runoff data) lends support to the validity of our almost purely empirical up-scaling approaches. Moreover climate factors such as radiation, temperature and water balance are identified as driving factors for variations and trends of carbon and water fluxes, with distinctly different sensitivities between different vegetation types. Hence, these global fields of biosphere-atmosphere exchange and the inferred relations between climate, vegetation type and fluxes should be used for evaluation or benchmarking of climate models or their land-surface components, while overcoming scale-issues with classical point-to-grid-cell comparisons. 1. M. Reichstein et al., Global Change Biology 11, 1424 (2005). 2. D. Baldocchi, Australian Journal of Botany 56, 1 (2008). 3. D. Papale et al., Biogeosciences 3, 571 (2006). 4. D. E. Alexander, R. W. Fairbridge, Encyclopedia of

  3. Global carbon-water cycles patterns inferred from FLUXNET observations - useful for model evaluation? (Invited)

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    Reichstein, M.; Jung, M.; Beer, C.; Baldocchi, D. D.; Tomelleri, E.; Papale, D.; Fluxnet Lathuille Synthesis Team (Cf. Www. Fluxdata. Org)

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    The current FLUXNET database (www.fluxdata.org) of CO2, water and energy exchange between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere contains almost 1000 site-years with data from more than 250 sites, encompassing all major biomes of the world and being processed in a standardized way (1-3). In this presentation we show that the information in the data is sufficient to derive generalized empirical relationships between vegetation/respective remote sensing information, climate and the biosphere-atmosphere exchanges across global biomes. These empirical patterns are used to generate global grids of the respective fluxes and derived properties (e.g. radiation and water-use efficiencies or climate sensitivities in general, bowen-ratio, AET/PET ratio). For example we re-estimate global “text-book” numbers such as global Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) as ca. 123PgC (4), or global evapotranspiration (ET) as ca. 65km3/yr (5) - for the first time with a more solid and direct empirical basis. Evaluation against independent data at regional to global scale (e.g. atmospheric carbon dioxide inversions, runoff data) lends support to the validity of our almost purely empirical up-scaling approaches. Moreover climate factors such as radiation, temperature and water balance are identified as driving factors for variations and trends of carbon and water fluxes, with distinctly different sensitivities between different regions. Hence, these global fields of biosphere-atmosphere exchange and the inferred relations between climate, vegetation type and fluxes should be used for evaluation or benchmarking of climate models or their land-surface components, while overcoming scale-issues with classical point-to-grid-cell comparisons. 1. M. Reichstein et al., Global Change Biology 11, 1424 (2005). 2. D. Baldocchi, Australian Journal of Botany 56,1 (2008). 3. D. Papale et al., Biogeosciences 3, 571 (2006). 4. Beer et al. Science 329 (2010). 5. Jung et al. Nature in press (doi:10

  4. 消极情绪在程序和互动不公正感与员工偏离行为间的中介作用:传统性的调节机制%Organizational Injustice Perception and Workplace Deviance: Mechanisms of Negative Emotion and Traditionality

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    王宇清; 龙立荣; 周浩

    2012-01-01

    Workplace deviance, a negative extra-role behavior, is commonly regarded as detrimental for both employees and organizations in the workplace. Recently, increasing research interests have been raised by western scholars in this area. Workplace deviance has been studied from various perspectives, the most promising one of which is organizational injustice. Accumulating studies have investigated the mechanisms underlie and processes of the relationship between employees' perceptions of injustice and deviant behaviors. Despite fruitful findings have been obtained from those research based on the social exchange theory, the mechanisms of affect and emotion have long been neglected and under-studied. Drawing upon the Affective Event theory (AET) framework, the present study initially aims to interpret the mediating role of negative emotion played in the relationship between injustice perception and deviant behavior. Additionally, our second objective is to examine the moderating role of traditionality. More importantly, we integrate the moderating and mediating effects in the same framework, and propose that traditionality exerts stronger moderating effect on the second stage of the mediational model, that is, the relationship between negative emotion and deviance behavior.To avoid the common method bias, a paired survey for employees and their co-workers was used. Questionnaire A included scales of organizational justice perception, negative emotion, traditionality, and workplace deviance was appraised on Questionnaire B. The survey was distributed via MBA students and acquaintances. Participants were asked to appraise one of their familiar coworkers (Questionnaire B), and send the Questionnaire A to the target coworker. In total, 341 dyads of employees and their coworkers from 280 enterprises were sampled. Hierarchical Regression Modeling (HRM) and Total Effect Moderation Model with bootstrap methods were used to test the hypotheses. The results of mediating test

  5. Los sistemas de autorregulación como mecanismos de control de la publicidad de tabaco: evaluación mediante análisis empírico Self-regulation systems to control tobacco advertising: An empirical analysis

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    Marta Martín

    2004-10-01

    manifiestos no respeta las normas referentes a la leyenda de advertencia. Discusión: A la vista de las «sutilezas creativas» utilizadas por el sector que vulneran las normas autoimpuestas, se plantea la necesidad de controlar la fórmula del autocontrol cuando hay indicios de que un fallo en el sistema puede acarrear consecuencias de peligro para los ciudadanos.Objective: Against the background of the debate aroused by the tobacco advertising ban as a result of Directive 98/43/EC and of the Proposed Directive of 5/9/2001, we aimed to evaluate how self-regulation of tobacco advertising systems has worked in the last 5 years and to evaluate its effectiveness and relevance as a potential tool in public health prevention. Methods: We performed a content and discourse analysis of all advertisements appearing in the Sunday supplements of the three weekly newspapers with the widest circulation in Spain (El País, El Mundo, and ABC between January 1995 and January 2000 to detect infractions of the norms of the self-regulation code of the Spanish Tobacco Association (Asociación Española de Tabaco [AET] regarding: a the identity of models used in advertising; b direct or indirect claims for the therapeutic properties of smoking; c depiction of cigarettes in advertisements, and d printed warnings on advertisements. Results: We examined 910 banners and 369 advertisements. Very few advertisements displayed rational arguments on elements such as price (13% or product components (7%. Although the AET's code was generally respected, the advertisements displayed a series of subtleties that allowed the industry to get around the code: 10 of the 369 advertisements reviewed depicted famous people (mainly pilots and artists and one third of them used iconic personages (Joe Camel or Marlboro Man; one advertisement suggested the therapeutic properties of tobacco and almost all linked smoking with social success and leisure. Although cigarettes were not depicted, 18% of the advertisements

  6. Determination of threshold value of soil water content for field and vegetable plants with lysimeter measurements

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    Knoblauch, S.

    2009-04-01

    Both the potential water consumption of plants and their ability to withdraw soil water are necessary in order to estimate actual evapotranspiration and to predict irrigation timing and amount. In relating to root water uptake the threshold value at which plants reducing evapotranspiration is an important parameter. Since transpiration is linearly correlated to dry matter production, under the condition that the AET/PET-Quotient is smaller than 1.0 (de Wit 1958, Tanner & Sinclair 1983), the dry matter production begins to decline too. Plants respond to drought with biochemical, physiological and morphological modifications in order to avoid damages, for instance by increasing the root water uptake. The objective of the study is to determine threshold values of soil water content and pressure head respectively for different field and vegetable plants with lysimeter measurements and to derive so called reduction functions. Both parameter, potenzial water demand in several growth stages and threshold value of soil water content or pressure head can be determined with weighable field lysimeter. The threshold value is reached, when the evapotranspiration under natural rainfall condition (AET) drop clearly (0.8 PET) below the value under well watered condition (PET). Basis for the presented results is the lysimeter plant Buttelstedt of the Thuringian State Institute of Agriculture. It consist of two lysimeter cellars, each with two weighable monolithic lysimeters. The lysimeter are 2.5 m deep with a surface area of 2 m2 to allow a non-restrictive root growth and to arrange a representative number of plants. The weighing accuracy amounts to 0.05 mm. The percolating water is collected by ceramic suction cups with suction up to 0.3 MPa at a depth of 2.3 m. The soil water content is measured by using neutron probe. One of the two lysimeter cellars represents the will irrigated, the other one the non irrigated and/or reduced irrigated part of field. The soil is a Haplic

  7. Selecting the optimal method to calculate daily global reference potential evaporation from CFSR reanalysis data for application in a hydrological model study

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    F. C. Sperna Weiland

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Potential evaporation (PET is one of the main inputs of hydrological models. Yet, there is limited consensus on which PET equation is most applicable in hydrological climate impact assessments. In this study six different methods to derive global scale reference PET daily time series from Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR data are compared: Penman-Monteith, Priestley-Taylor and original and re-calibrated versions of the Hargreaves and Blaney-Criddle method. The calculated PET time series are (1 evaluated against global monthly Penman-Monteith PET time series calculated from CRU data and (2 tested on their usability for modeling of global discharge cycles.

    A major finding is that for part of the investigated basins the selection of a PET method may have only a minor influence on the resulting river flow. Within the hydrological model used in this study the bias related to the PET method tends to decrease while going from PET, AET and runoff to discharge calculations. However, the performance of individual PET methods appears to be spatially variable, which stresses the necessity to select the most accurate and spatially stable PET method. The lowest root mean squared differences and the least significant deviations (95% significance level between monthly CFSR derived PET time series and CRU derived PET were obtained for a cell-specific re-calibrated Blaney-Criddle equation. However, results show that this re-calibrated form is likely to be unstable under changing climate conditions and less reliable for the calculation of daily time series. Although often recommended, the Penman-Monteith equation applied to the CFSR data did not outperform the other methods in a evaluation against PET derived with the Penman-Monteith equation from CRU data. In arid regions (e.g. Sahara, central Australia, US deserts, the equation resulted in relatively low PET values and, consequently, led to relatively high discharge values for dry basins (e

  8. Malpractice claims and unintentional outcome of tonsil surgery and other standard procedures in otorhinolaryngology

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    Windfuhr, Jochen P.

    2013-12-01

    compensation of malpractice after LN (16; 57%, TE (10; 37%, SP (8; 57% and AE (2; 100%. There were 16 cases of PTH amongst 27 trials after TE resulting either in death (5 or apallic syndrome (5. Bleeding complications had occurred on the day of surgery in only 2 patients. 16 trials were based on malpractice claims following SP encompassing lack of informed consent (6, anosmia (4, septal perforation (2, frontobasal injury (2 and dry nose (2. Trials after LN procedures were associated exclusively with a lesion of the spinal accessory nerve (28, including lack of informed consent in 19 cases. 49 cases (69% were decided for the defendant, 22 (31% were decided for the plaintiff with monetary compensation in 7 of 29 AE/TE-trials, 9 of 28 LN-trials and 6 of 14 SP-trials. Lack of informed consent was not registered for AE/TE but LN (11 and SP (2. Conclusion: Complicated cases following TE, TT, ATE, SP and LN are not systematically collected in Germany. It can be assumed, that not every complicated case is published in the medical literature or law journals and therefore not obtainable for scientific research. Alleged medical malpracice is proven for less than 6% before trial stage. Approximately half of all cases result in a plaintiff verdict or settlement at court. Proper documentation of a thourough counselling, examination, indication, informed consent and follow-up assists the surgeon in litigation. An adequate complication management of PTH is essential, including instructions for the patients/parents, instructions for the medical staff and readily available surgical instruments. Successful outcome of life-threatening PTH is widely based on a proper airway management in an interdisciplinary approach. Electrosurgical tonsillectomy techniques were repeatedly labeled as a risk factor for bleeding complications following TE. Institutions should analyse the individual PTH rate on a yearly basis. Contradictory expert opinions and verdicts of the courts concerning spinal accesory nerve

  9. Multi-scale Characterization and Modeling of Surface Slope Probability Distribution for ~20-km Diameter Lunar Craters

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    Mahanti, P.; Robinson, M. S.; Boyd, A. K.

    2013-12-01

    computed over multiple scales. This slope analysis showed that local slope distributions are non-Gaussian for both crater walls and floors. Over larger baselines (~100 meters), crater wall slope probability distributions do approximate Gaussian distributions better, but have long distribution tails. Crater floor probability distributions however, were always asymmetric (for the baseline scales analyzed) and less affected by baseline scale variations. Accordingly, our results suggest that use of long tailed probability distributions (like Cauchy) and a baseline-dependant multi-scale model can be more effective in describing the slope statistics for lunar topography. Refrences: [1]Moore, H.(1971), JGR,75(11) [2]Marcus, A. H.(1969),JGR,74 (22).[3]R.J. Pike (1970),U.S. Geological Survey Working Paper [4]N. C. Costes, J. E. Farmer and E. B. George (1972),NASA Technical Report TR R-401 [5]M. N. Parker and G. L. Tyler(1973), Radio Science, 8(3),177-184 [6]Alekseev, V. A.et al (1968), Soviet Astronomy, Vol. 11, p.860 [7]Burns et al. (2012) Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B4, 483-488.[8]Smith et al. (2010) GRL 37, L18204, DOI: 10.1029/2010GL043751. [9]Wagner R., Robinson, M., Speyerer E., Mahanti, P., LPSC 2013, #2924.

  10. Radioprotectors in Radiotherapy

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    Nair, C.K.K. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India); Parida, D.K.; Nomura, Taisei

    2001-03-01

    This review article focuses on clinically relevant radioprotectors and their mechanisms of radioprotection. Radiotherapy is the most common modality of human cancer therapy. Obtaining optimal results requires a judicious balance between the total dose of radiotherapy delivered and the threshold limit of critical surrounding normal tissues, and the normal tissues need to be protected against radiation injury to obtain better tumor control by using a higher dose. For this reason, radiation-protective agents play an important role in clinical radiotherapy. Radiation-protective agents can be classified into three groups: radioprotectors, adaptogens, and absorbents. The first group generally consists of sulfhydryl compounds and other antioxidants. They include several myelo-, entero-, and cerebro-protectors. Adaptogens act as promotors of radioresistance. They are natural protectors that offer chemical protection against low levels of ionizing radiation. Absorbents protect organs from internal radiation and chemicals. They include drugs that prevent incorporation of radioiodine by the thyroid gland and absorption of radionuclides. This article thoroughly describes the properties, mechanisms of action, and perspectives on clinical application of the following categories of radioprotectors: sulfhydryl compounds (e.g., cysteine, cysteamine, glutathione, AET, WR 2127, and other WR-compounds), antioxidants (e.g., tempace, Hoechst 33342, vitamin A, E, and C, TMG, melatonin), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (e.g., captopril, elanopril, penicillamine, pentoxifylline, L-158, 809), cytoprotective agents (mesna, dexrazoxane, and amifostin), metalloelements (e.g., manganese chloride, cadmium salts, bismuth subnitrate), immunomodulators (gamma-interferon, polysaccharides AM5, AM218, heat-killed lactobacillus cells, broncho-vaxom, trehalose dicorynomycolate, and AS101), lipopolysaccharides and prostaglandins, plant extracts and compounds isolated from plants (curcmin

  11. Desenvolvimento e operação de reator anaeróbio de manta de lodo (UASB no tratamento dos efluentes da suinocultura em escala laboratorial Development and operation of an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor (UASB treating liquid effluent from swine manure in laboratory scale

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    Cláudio Milton Montenegro Campos

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available A atividade suinícola vem, desde meados da década de 70, sendo uma das mais poluidoras atividades agroindustriais no Estado de Minas Gerais. Sendo assim, objetivou-se desenvolver um Reator Anaeróbio de Manta de Lodo (UASB-Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket visando tratar os dejetos produzidos com máxima eficiência dentro de um tempo e com custo reduzidos. Para tanto um experimento em escala laboratorial foi projetado e monitorado no Laboratório de Análise de Água do Departamento de Engenharia da Universidade Federal de Lavras (LAADEG, sendo composto por um Tanque de Acidificação e Equalização (TAE, um Reator Anaeróbio de Manta de Lodo e uma Lagoa Aerada Facultativa (LAF, o qual foi alimentado com fluxo contínuo. As análises físico-químicas realizadas foram: DQO, DBO5, Sólidos Totais (Fixos e Voláteis, Temperatura, pH, Nitrogênio, Fósforo, Acidez e Alcalinidade Total. O sistema proporcionou eficiência de remoção média de 93% de DQO, 84% de DBO5 e 85% de Sólidos Totais Voláteis, demonstrando adequada adaptação aos diversos tempos de detenção hidráulica adotados (55, 40, 30, 25, 18 e 15 horas. Os parâmetros adotados na partida do reator UASB foram: COV: 1,11kgDQO.m-3.d-1, COB: 0,019 kgDBO5.kgSVT-1.d-1 e TDH: 55h.The swine production, since 70th , is one of the most pollutant agro-industrial activities in the Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The objective of this research was to develop an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactor (UASB, aiming at treating the effluent generated within a maximum efficiency and minimum time and cost. Therefore, a lab-scale reactor was built up and monitored in the laboratory of Engineering Department at the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA. The system consisted of an Acidification and Equalization Tank (AET, an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket reactor (UASB, and an Aerated Facultative Pond (AFP. The system was fed continuously. The physical-chemical analyses carried out were: COD, BOD5, Total

  12. MRI patterns of grey matter atrophy in amnestic Mild cognitive impairment%遗忘型轻度认知损害的全脑灰质基于体素的MRI形态分析

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    赵志莲; 韩璎; 卢洁; 贾秀琴; 李坤成; 张苗; 戎冬冬; 贾建平

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To compare the patterns of grey matter loss between subjects with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and normal health eldly. Methods: We studied 20 patients with aMCI and 18 age-and sex-matched healthy control subjects using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) on T1-weighted 3D data aets. The data were collected on a 3 T MR system and analyzed by SPM2 to generate grey matter volume maps. Results: VBM revealed diffusively reduccd grey matter in aMCI prominently including the right uncus, the bilateral inferior, superior and midial frontal gyrus, the bilatcral medial temporal gyrus , the left inferior temporal gyrus, the left superior temporal gyrus, the right superior parietal gyrus ,and the left middle occipital gyrus ( P <0. 001). Conclusion: VBM is a simple and automatic approach providing a full brain assessment of aMCI grey morphology. It is important for diagnosing aMCI.%目的:利用优化基于体素的MRI形态分析(voxel-based morphometry,VBM),研究遗忘型轻度认知损害(amnestic mild cognitive impairment,aMCI)和正常老年人的脑灰质体积变化.方法:选取aMCl患者20例和正常老年对照18例,MRI排除脑内其他病变,然后行高分辨率三维T1 WI扫描.应用优化VBM方法处理数据,将脑组织分割成灰质、白质和脑脊液,最后应用两样本t检验比较两组被试灰质体积改变.结果:VBM结果显示与正常老年对照组比较,aMCI患者组双侧额颞叶出现广泛的灰质体积减少,具体脑区为右侧海马钩回、双侧额下回、双侧额中回、右侧额上回、双颞叶额中回、左侧颞下回、左侧颞上回,右侧顶上小叶、左侧枕中回等结构灰质体积小于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.001).结论:VBM方法可显示aMCI患者全脑灰质萎缩情况,对临床早期诊断aMCl患者有重要价值,具有广阔的临床应用前景.

  13. Identification and virulence gene detection of non-O1 and non-O139 Vibrio chol-erae isolates causing septicemia%致血流感染非 O1群非 O139群霍乱弧菌的鉴定及毒力基因检测

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    邹玖明; 张爱平; 李智山; 杨燕; 赵建忠

    2014-01-01

    目的:对襄阳市中心医院分离1株疑似霍乱弧菌进行鉴定及药物敏感性试验,并检测其主要毒力基因。方法利用MicroScan WalkAway 40鉴定仪进行生化鉴定及药物敏感性试验,玻片凝集法确定其血清型别,应用 PCR 及测序技术分析其16SrRNA 基因;PCR 检测其6个毒力基因。结果经鉴定,该株疑似霍乱菌株为非 O1群非 O139群霍乱弧菌,经16SrRNA分析与美国国家生物技术信息中心数据库中霍乱弧菌相似性达100%。药敏试验结果显示该菌对氨苄西林、氯霉素、甲氧苄啶-磺胺甲口恶唑、四环素均敏感,毒力基因检测 rtxC 和 toxR 阳性,tcpAET、ctx A 、hlyA、tcpACL 阴性。结论该株疑似霍乱弧菌为非 O1群非 O139群霍乱弧菌,其致病与 rtxC、toxR 毒力基因有关。%Objective To identify an suspected Vibrio cholerae isolated from Xiangyang Central Hospital and characterize the strain in terms of antibiotic resistance and relevant virulence genes.Methods Pathogen identification and susceptibility testing were completed with MicroScan WalkAway 40 Automated Microbiology System.Slide agglutination was used for serotyping. PCR and sequencing technology were employed for 16s RNA gene analysis.PCR technique was used to detect six major viru-lence genes.Results This suspectedVibrio cholerae isolate was confirmed as non-O1 and non-O139 Vibrio cholerae .Suscep-tibility testing results indicated that the strain was sensitive to ampicillin,chloramphenicol,trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and tetracycline.16s RNA gene sequence analysis showed 100% homologous with the registered sequence in National Center for Biotechnology Information database.Virulence genes rtxC and toxR were identified.The other virulence genes such as tcpAET,ctxA,hlyA,and tcpACL were negative.Conclusions This suspected Vibrio cholerae isolate is confirmed as non-O1 and non-O139 Vibrio cholerae .The pathogenic factors may be related to the virulence

  14. Uso de lagoa aerada facultativa como polimento do reator anaeróbio de manta de lodo UASB no tratamento de dejetos de suínos em escala laboratorial The efficiency of an aerated pond used for treating the effluent of an UASB reactor (upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor treating swine manure in a lab-scale system

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    Fernanda Ribeiro do Carmo

    2004-06-01

    Acidification Equalization Tank (AET, an UASB reactor and an Aerobic Facultative Pound (AFP for polishing the UASB effluent. The physical-chemical analysis carried out through out the experiment, were: pH, BOD5, COD T, Total Solids, Temperature, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Alkalinity, and total acidity. The AFP unity showed an average efficiency of 83 and 42% for remooing COD T and total Nitrogen, respectively. The whole system operated with an average of 93, 84 and 85% of COD T, BOD5 and Total Volatile Solids, respectively.

  15. Subsidence history and forming mechanism of anomalous tectonic subsidence in the Bozhong depression, Bohaiwan basin

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    XIE; XiNong

    2007-01-01

    [1]Li D S.Tectonic framework of the Bohai Gulf and coastal basins.Mar Sci,1982,1:82-93[2]Li S T.Basin geodynamics background of formation of huge petroleum systems (in Chinese).Earth Sci-J China Univ Geosci,2004,29(5):505-512[3]Allen M B,Macdonald D I M,Zhao X,et al.Early Cenozoic two-phase extension and late Cenozoic thermal subsidence and inversion of the Bohai basin,northern China.Mar Petrol Geol,1997,14(7/8):951-972[4]Gong Z S,Wang G C.Neotectonism and late hydrocarbon accumulation in Bohai Sea.Acta Pet Sin (in Chinese),2001,22(2):1-8[5]Hu S B,O'Sullivan P B,Raza A,et al.Thermal history and tectonic subsidence of the Bohai Basin,northern China:a Cenozoic rifted and local pull-apart basin.Phys Earth Planet Int,2001,126:221-235[6]Ren J Y,Tamaki K,Li S T,et al.Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic rifting and its dynamic setting in Eastern China and adjacent areas.Tectonophysics,2002,344:175-205[7]Li D S.Tectonics of Petroliferous Basins in China (in Chinese).Beijing:Petroleum Industry Press,2002.674[8]Xu J,Ma Z J,Deng Q D,et al.Regional tectonic conditions for intensive subsidence of the middle Bohai Sea since Oligocene.Acta Pet Sin (in Chinese),2004,25(5):11-16[9]Sclater J G,Christie P A F.Continental stretching:an explanation of the post Mid-Cretaceous subsidence of the central North Sea basin.J Geophys Res,1980,85:3711-3739[10]Xie X N,Müller R D,Li S T,et al.Origin of anomalous tectonic subsidence along the northern South China Sea Margin and its relationship to dynamic topography.Mar Pet Geol,2006,23(7):745-765[11]White N.Recovery of strain-rate variation from inversion of subsidence data.Nature,1993,366(6454):449-452[12]White N.An inverse method for determining lithosphere strain rate variation on geological time scales.Earth Planet Sci Lett,1994,122:351-371[13]Xie X N,Bethke C M,Li S T,et al.Overpressure and Petroleum generation and accumulation in the Dongying Depression of the Bohaiwan Basin,China.Geofluids,2001,1(4):257-271[14]Hall R.Reconstructing Cenozoic SE

  16. Records of Toba eruptions in the South China Sea

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    LlANG; Xirong

    2001-01-01

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  17. 幽门螺杆菌与少见的胃外疾病

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    顾掌生

    2001-01-01

    ,348(9022):268-269 [12]Fishbach W,Tacke W,Greiner A,et al.Regression of immunoproliferative small intestinal disease after eradication of Helicobacter pylori.Lancet,1997,349(9044):31-32 [13]Matsumoto T,Iida M,Shimizu M.Regression of mucosa-associated lymphoid-tissue lymphoma of rectum after eradication of Helicobacter pylori.Lancet,1997,350(9071):115-116 [14]Siringo S,Vaira D,Menegatti M,et al.High prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in liver cirrhosis:Relationship with clinical and endoscopic features and the Rish of peptic ulcer.Dig Dis Sci,1997,42(10):2024-2030 [15]McCormick PA,Sankey EA,Cardin F,et al.Congestive gastropathy and Helicobacter pylori:an endoscopic and morphometric study.Gut,1991,32(4):351-354 [16]Figura N,Cetta F,Angeiico M,et al.Most Helicobacter pylori-infected patients have specific antibodies,and some also have H.pylori antigens and genomic material in bile.Is it a risk factor for gallstone formation.Dig Dis Sci,1998,43(4):854-862 [17]Pattison CP,Marshall BJ.Proposed link between Helicobacter pylori and sudden infant death syndrome.Med Hypotheses,1997,49(5):365-369 收稿日期:2000年6月7日

  18. Records of Toba eruptions in the South China Sea

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    LlANG; Xirong

    2001-01-01

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  19. Determination of kinetic parameters of a lab-scale upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reator (uasb removing organic loading from swine manure effluents Determinação de parâmetros cinéticos utilizando reator anaeróbio de manta de lodo (uasb em escala laboratorial para remoção da carga orgânica de efluentes de suinocultura

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    Full Text Available The present work aimed at determining and evaluating the kinetic parameters from the UASB reactor treating swine manure effluent in a lab-scale experiment. The research was carried out in the Laboratory of Water Analysis at the Engineering Department (LAADEG at the campus of Federal University of Lavras - UFLA. The system was assembled with an acidification and equalization tank (AET, an UASB reactor and an aerated facultative pond (AFP. The hydraulic retention time (HRT adopted in the UASB reactor were: 55; 39; 34; 24; 17; and 16 hours. The operational average temperature in the UASB reactor was 25 ± 2ºC. The kinetic studies used the following parameters: Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD T, Total Volatile Solids (TVS, Temperature, Flowrate and Total Solids Profile (TVS P, in the reactor, and the number of analyses were: 72; 72; 250; 250; and 30, respectively. The frequency was twice a week for COD T, and TVS, and daily for temperature and flowrate. The kinetic parameters determined were: yield coefficient Y=0.3046 to 0.4231mg COD T mgTVS-1.d-1, decay coefficient Kd=0.0125 to 0.0173d-1, maximum growth rate coefficient ìmax=0.2835 to 0.03938d-1 and limiting substrate concentration coefficient Ks= 51.70 to 71.80mg COD T.L-1. The values found were within the range appointed in the specific literatures and were determined based on linear regression studies, giving in this way, a technical scientific support to the physical chemical operational data collected during the operational research period.Com a presente pesquisa, objetivou-se determinar os parâmetros cinéticos de um reator anaeróbio de manta de lodo (UASB-Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket, em escala laboratorial, empregado para reduzir a carga orgânica poluidora de dejetos de suínos. Os trabalhos foram conduzidos no Laboratório de Análise de Água do Departamento de Engenharia LAADEG localizado no campus da UFLA, utilizando dejetos de suínos coletados da granja de suínos do Departamento

  20. Mass budgets of the Lambert, Mellor and Fisher Glaciers and basal fluxes beneath their flowbands on Amery Ice Shelf

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