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  1. Uso de la herramienta Google Trends para estimar la incidencia de enfermedades tipo influenza en Argentina

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    Pablo Wenceslao Orellano; Julieta Itatí Reynoso; Julián Antman; Osvaldo Argibay

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio fue hallar un modelo para estimar la incidencia de enfermedades tipo influenza (ETI), a partir de los términos de búsqueda relacionados recolectados por el Google Trends (GT). Los datos de vigilancia de ETI para los años 2012 y 2013 se obtuvieron del Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia de la Salud de Argentina. Las búsquedas de Internet se obtuvieron de la base de datos del GT, usando 6 términos: gripe, fiebre, tos, dolor de garganta, paracetamol e ibuprofeno. Se d...

  2. Uso de la herramienta Google Trends para estimar la incidencia de enfermedades tipo influenza en Argentina

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    Pablo Wenceslao Orellano

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio fue hallar un modelo para estimar la incidencia de enfermedades tipo influenza (ETI, a partir de los términos de búsqueda relacionados recolectados por el Google Trends (GT. Los datos de vigilancia de ETI para los años 2012 y 2013 se obtuvieron del Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia de la Salud de Argentina. Las búsquedas de Internet se obtuvieron de la base de datos del GT, usando 6 términos: gripe, fiebre, tos, dolor de garganta, paracetamol e ibuprofeno. Se desarrolló un modelo de regresión de Poisson a partir de datos del año 2012, y se validó con datos del 2013 y resultados de la herramienta Google Flu Trends (GFT. La incidencia de ETI del sistema de vigilancia presentó fuertes correlaciones con las estimaciones de ETI del GT (r = 0,927 y del GFT (r = 0,943. Sin embargo, el GFT sobreestimó el pico de incidencia por casi el doble, mientras que el modelo basado en el GT subestimó el pico de incidencia por un factor de 0,7. Estos resultados demuestran la utilidad del GT como un complemento para la vigilancia de la influenza

  3. UNA PROPUESTA METODOLÓGICA PARA ESTIMAR RETORNOS SOCIALES DE LA EDUCACIÓN. EL CASO DE LOS RETORNOS AMBIENTALES

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    Mariana Saidón

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo propone un marco metodológico para analizar, a través de una muestra de corte transversal, las repercusiones del nivel de educación formal de la población sobre diversas dimensiones de su vínculo con el medio ambiente: la comprensión, las valuaciones contingentes y las prioridades. Esto es útil para la toma de decisiones en el ámbito de las políticas públicas. Con este objetivo, se seleccionó un marco teórico definido y se propuso una adaptación específica para su aplicación y cuantificación. El modelo propuesto se basa en una variación del modelo estándar de Mincer (1974 y se configuró para estimar retornos sociales de la educación, específicamente retornos ambientales.

  4. ¡Nuevos aportes! para estimar el valor del impacto ambiental a nivel de cuenca

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    Nora Pouey M

    2013-01-01

    Hoy en día, en el que el mundo continuamente sufre transformaciones, el hombre se ha preocupado por conocer y hacer de su entorno ambiental un lugar vivible, pero al mismo tiempo, él mismo se ha encargado de mantenerlo y llevarlo a situaciones que generan un verdadero caos. Ese caos, conocido como impacto ambiental es necesario medirlo, para lo cual se ha empleado la metodologia de la Evaluación del Impacto Ambiental EIA, sin contar hasta hoy con un modelo sistematico para hacerlo cuantitativ...

  5. Método Propuesto para Estimar la Altura de Capa de Mezcla en la Atmósfera, con ayuda de la Aviación

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    Rodolfo Trejo Vázquez; Leticia Villagómez Parra

    2012-01-01

    Se presenta un procedimiento, basado en un desarrollo matemático propio, el cual es aplicado al método de Holzworth, para estimar altura de capa de mezcla en la atmósfera utilizando datos proporcionados por aviones comerciales.

  6. EL MC3 UNA ALTERNATIVA METODOLÓGICA PARA ESTIMAR LA HUELLA CORPORATIVA DEL CARBONO (HCC)

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    Adolfo Carballo Penela; María do Carme García-Negro; Juan Luis Doménech Quesada

    2009-01-01

    En la actualidad, la mejora del desempeño medioambiental de empresas y organizaciones se relaciona no sólo con el cumplimiento de la legislación existente, sino con el logro de una mayor productividad y competitividad. La huella del carbono (HC) es uno de los indicadores que ha alcanzado una mayor difusión para sintetizar los posibles impactos ambientales a una escala corporativa de un modo comprensible y fácil de comunicar.

  7. ¡Nuevos aportes! para estimar el valor del impacto ambiental a nivel de cuenca

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    Nora Pouey M

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Hoy en día, en el que el mundo continuamente sufre transformaciones, el hombre se ha preocupado por conocer y hacer de su entorno ambiental un lugar vivible, pero al mismo tiempo, él mismo se ha encargado de mantenerlo y llevarlo a situaciones que generan un verdadero caos. Ese caos, conocido como impacto ambiental es necesario medirlo, para lo cual se ha empleado la metodologia de la Evaluación del Impacto Ambiental EIA, sin contar hasta hoy con un modelo sistematico para hacerlo cuantitativamente a nivel de una cuenca hidrografica, generando así un problema en terminos de la evaluación para la gestión ambiental. La aplicación del modelo desarrollado en este trabajo denominado IVAFIC, Responde al problema presentado, evaluando a través de un modelo matematico y con la ayuda de herramientas computacionales de programación estructurada y de sistemas de información geografica, el impacto ambiental en una cuenca de forma cuantitativa definido como factor de impacto F1 y factor de impacto corregido FIC.

  8. Numerical procedure for estimating temperature in solarized soils Procedimento numérico para estimar temperaturas de solos solarizados

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    Chigueru Tiba

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to develop a simplified numerical procedure for the estimation of accumulated monthly hours of solarized soil temperatures. The proposed model requires monthly means of daily solar radiation and maximum air temperature as input data, and a daily pattern of temperature variation assumed to be sine-shaped. The procedure was verified using observations made during the years 1992 and 1993 in Jaguariúna, SP. The proposed procedure can predict monthly temperature hours at 10 cm depth in the solarized soil, with acceptable accuracy, in the region for which it was developed.O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver um procedimento numérico simplificado para estimar as horas mensais acumuladas de temperaturas de solo solarizado. A modelagem proposta requer como dados de entrada as médias mensais de densidade de fluxo de radiação solar diária e temperatura máxima diária do ar, e um perfil diário de variação de temperatura, admitida como senoidal. O procedimento proposto foi verificado usando-se observações realizadas durante 1992 e 1993, em Jaguariúna, SP. A modelagem desenvolvida prediz as horas mensais de temperatura de solo solarizado, a 10 cm de profundidade, para a região em que foi desenvolvida.

  9. O uso da hidratação para estimar o desempenho de sementes de soja

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    Beckert Osmar Paulo; Silva Walter Rodrigues da

    2002-01-01

    Estudos têm sugerido que a hidratação das sementes pode ser afetada pela qualidade fisiológica. Com o objetivo de estudar as relações entre as variações na hidratação inicial, no tamanho e na qualidade fisiológica das sementes de soja, foi realizada a presente pesquisa, no Laboratório de Análise de Sementes da ESALQ/USP. Para tanto, três lotes (cultivar BRS-157), com qualidade fisiológica distinta, tiveram as sementes padronizadas por espessura (5,16 mm) e submetidas a embebições a 20 ºC em p...

  10. Dos algoritmos para estimar el periodo de una señal discreta

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    José Danilo Rairán Antolines

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present two algorithms for approximating a period given a discrete data set. These algorithms superimpose two consecutive sections of the data for several candidate periods. The first algorithm counts the number of shuffling points per candidate period, whereas the second algorithm computes a distance between points when sorted by time. The best candidate period maxim-izes the number of shuffling points in the first algorithm, whereas the second algorithm minimizes the distance between points. The experimental validation with noiseless data demonstrates that the relative error for the estimations is less than half of the sampling period and shows that this error does not depend on the harmonic content, as normally occurs with algorithms that estimate a period. The application of the algorithms demonstrates that they properly track the frequency of a power grid and accurately estimate the period of a Van der Pol oscillator, which serves to confirm their applicability to real-time problems. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0mm 5.4pt 0mm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0mm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

  11. INTERPOLADOR GEOESTATÍSTICO PARA ESTIMAR VOLUME NUM POVOAMENTO DE EUCALYPTUS UROPHYLLA, EM RIO VERDE/GOIÁS

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    LEAL, Fabrício Assis

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Traditional Statistical methods applied to forest inventories have not sufficiently assessed relationships among sampling units. This study intended to compare the resulting estimates derived from a geostatistical interpolator and from a traditional forest inventory. The study area encompassed a total of 116 hectares of Eucalyptus urophylla, located in Rio Verde/ GO, Brazil. This is a 6.5 years old forest, planted in 2005, with spacing of 2.8 mx 1.8 m. In this study, we sampled 23 plots of 400 m² each. Also, we randomly allocated 13 of 23 plots to assess the interpolator method. The remaining 10 plots were used to validate the interpolation results and to compare with data derived from the forest inventory. This research results indicate that the difference between Ordinary Kriging and traditional inventory estimates was not significantly different. Therefore, the method was successfully applied to estimate the volume in forest land and can pontentially support volume estimation throughout an entire area of interest. Os métodos tradicionais de estatística aplicados em inventários florestais não exploram suficientemente as relações existentes entre as unidades amostrais. O presente estudo buscou comparar as estimativas de um interpolador geoestatístico em relação ao inventário florestal tradicional. A área de estudo envolveu um total de 116 hectares de Eucalyptus urophylla em Rio Verde/GO. Esta floresta, plantada em 2005, tem espaçamento 2,8 m x 1,8 m. Para este estudo foram amostradas 23 parcelas de 400 m² cada. Para avaliação do processo de interpolação foram utilizadas de forma aleatória 13 parcelas das 23 alocadas. As outras 10 parcelas foram utilizadas para validação da interpolação. Os resultados desta pesquisa indicam que não houve diferença significativa entre as estimativas feitas a partir da Krigagem Ordinária e do inventário florestal tradicional. Assim sendo, o método se mostrou eficiente para estimar o

  12. Metodologia para estimar o número de dias trabalháveis com máquinas agrícolas

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    Javier Solis Estrada

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available No atual modelo de agricultura, é indispensável que o produtor conheça a real disponibilidade de tempo para a execução das operações agrícolas ao longo do ciclo das culturas. Este é o primeiro passo para se planejar e se obter maior eficiência na execução dessas operações, que estão sujeitas às variações do clima. As variáveis meteorológicas de uma determinada região influenciam diretamente no número de dias disponíveis para trabalhar com máquinas agrícolas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar as probabilidades de ocorrência de dias favoráveis para o trabalho mecanizado, utilizando-se informações meteorológicas do município de Santa Maria, RS, Brasil. As condições para se considerar o dia como favorável para o trabalho com máquinas foram a precipitação < 5 mm e o armazenamento de água no solo (ARM entre 40 e 90% da capacidade de água disponível (CAD. O método da cadeia de Markov de primeira ordem foi utilizado para estimar as probabilidades condicionais de dias favoráveis ao trabalho com máquinas. Os resultados indicam que a metodologia aplicada para estimar as probabilidades de dias favoráveis ao uso de máquinas agrícolas foi viável, evidenciando as épocas mais apropriadas à execução de operações agrícolas mecanizadas no campo, para o município de Santa Maria, RS.

  13. Comportamiento poblacional de larvas de aedes egypti para estimar los casos de dengue en Yurimaguas, Perú, 2000-2004

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    Werther Fernández R

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Estudiar el comportamiento poblacional de las larvas de Aedes aegypti (L. para explicar sus fluctuaciones a través de tres indicadores entomológicos (IE y estimar los casos de dengue en la ciudad de Yurimaguas, Loreto, Perú. Materiales y métodos: Se recogieron los datos de los censos larvales al 100% en el periodo de estudio a través de tres IEs [índice aédico (IA, índice de recipientes (IR e índice de Breteau (IB], así como los casos autóctonos de dengue mensuales de la Oficina de Epidemiología del Hospital de Apoyo de Yurimaguas. Se usó la correlación de Spearman para ver la relación entre los tres IE y los casos de dengue, finalmente se calcularon ecuaciones de regresión para estimar a partir del los IE los casos de dengue entre el año 2000 al 2004. Resultados: El promedio mensual del IA, IR e IB fue de 4,03±1,85, 1,31±1,07 y 4,88±2,31, respectivamente. Se encontró que los tres índices entomológicos presentaron diferencias entre las dieciocho evaluaciones realizadas del 2000 al 2004. En los tres IE se ha notado una tendencia a descender en los meses de abril-2000 a julio-2003, y un ligero incremento de diciembre-2003 a diciembre-2004. El promedio de casos de dengue mensuales durante todo el estudio fue 8,11±6,66. IA, IB e IR estuvieron todos altamente correlacionados lineal y positivamente durante el 2000 al 2004. Los tres IE y los casos de dengue total (CDT, se encuentran correlacionados lineal y positivamente. Se establecieron cuatro ecuaciones capaces de estimar los casos de dengue, sólo con el IA. Conclusiones: Teniendo como base a los datos obtenidos en cinco años de evaluación, se proponen cuatro modelos de regresión válidos para estimar CDT mensuales a partir del IA. La ecuación: log (CDT+1 = 0,50 + 0,44 (logIA+1 fue la más apropiada para la estimación de los CDT mensuales.

  14. Métodos indirectos para estimar masa radical en caña de azúcar, variedad CC 8592

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    Mejia M. S.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available En casas de malla (31°C, 58% HR se evaluaron tres metodologías no destructivas (capacitancia eléctrica, amperaje, resistencia eléctrica para estimar la masa radical en caña de azúcar variedad CC 8592. El material vegetal se sometió a diferentes niveles de humedad en el sustrato. Se utilizó un diseño completamente al azar, con 13 repeticiones; las plantas se sembraron en materos plásticos (3 kg con cachaza - carbonilla (3:1; 24 horas antes de las mediciones se saturó el sustrato con agua. Mediante regresión lineal se obtuvieron las siguientes ecuaciones que relacionaron capacitancia (X con masa radical fresca (Y: Y = 6.841X - 49.623 (R2 = 0.829, P < 0.001, y con la masa radical seca: Y = 0.9546X - 7.4649 (R2 = 0.545, P < 0.001. La relación del amperaje con la masa radical fresca fue: Y = 0.4138X - 48.194 (R2 = 0.850, P <0.001 y con la masa radical seca: Y = 0.0577X - 7.2575 (R2 = 0.559, P <0.001; este método presentó mayor confiabilidad que el del capacitómetro. El método de la resistencia eléctrica no presentó resultados confiables. ABSTRACT Indirect methods to estimate the root biomass in sugar cane, cultivar CC 8592. In greenhouses (31°C, 58% RH three nondestructive methods were evaluated (electrical capacitance, amperage electrical resistance to estimate the root biomass. There was used a completely randomized design, with 4 treatments and 13 replications, the plants were seeded in plastic pots (3 kg using a mix of cachaza and fine coal (3:1; 24 hours before the measurements the substrate was saturated with water. By means of linear regression were obtained the following equations that relate fresh root (Y and capacitance (X: Y = 6.841X - 49.623 (R2 = 0.829, P < 0.001; and dry root biomass to capacitance: Y = 0.9546X - 7.4649 (R2 = 0.545, P < 0.001. The relation of fresh root biomass and amperage was Y = 0.4138X - 48.194 (R2 = 0.850, P < 0.001 and dry root biomass with amperage, Y = 0.0577X - 7.2575 (R2 = 0.559, P

  15. Comportamiento poblacional de larvas de aedes egypti para estimar los casos de dengue en Yurimaguas, Perú, 2000-2004

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    Werther Fernández R; José Iannacone O.; Eddy Rodríguez P; Neil Salazar C; Betsabet Valderrama R; Ana María Morales A

    2005-01-01

    Objetivos: Estudiar el comportamiento poblacional de las larvas de Aedes aegypti (L.) para explicar sus fluctuaciones a través de tres indicadores entomológicos (IE) y estimar los casos de dengue en la ciudad de Yurimaguas, Loreto, Perú. Materiales y métodos: Se recogieron los datos de los censos larvales al 100% en el periodo de estudio a través de tres IEs [índice aédico (IA), índice de recipientes (IR) e índice de Breteau (IB)], así como los casos autóctonos de dengue mensuales de la Ofici...

  16. EVALUACIÓN EMPÍRICA DE LA REFLECTOMETRÍA DE DOMINIO TEMPORAL PARA ESTIMAR LA HUMEDAD EN DOS SUELOS DE ORIGEN VOLCÁNICO

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    Bravo-Espinosa, M.; Serrato-Barajas, B.; L. Fregoso-Tirado; Medina-Orozco, L.

    2009-01-01

    La reflectometría de dominio temporal (TDR) es una técnica electromagnética indirecta, rápida, no destructiva y precisa para estimar el contenido de humedad del suelo. Sin embargo, la aplicabilidad de esta técnica en suelos volcánicos y en suelos de textura fina fue documentada como imprecisa. El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido evaluar la función de calibración del fabricante del equipo TDR, definida por la ecuación universal, en un Acrisol y en un Andosol; además de generar una función de c...

  17. Diseños muestrales uniformes apropiados para estimar la función de distribución poblacional empleando muestreo por conglomerados en una etapa

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    Mayor Gallego, José Antonio; Martínez Blanes, Manuel

    2001-01-01

    Para estimar la función de distribución de una variable sobre una población finita, se propone el estimador de Horvitz-Thompson, lo que proporciona una estrategia muestral insesgada. La varianza de dicho estimador es una función real de variable real, cuya minimización permite obtener diseños muestrales óptimos bajo diferentes criterios. En este trabajo empleamos la norma 11·111 como criterio de optimización, minimizando la norma de la función varianza. De esta forma, considerando como domini...

  18. ¿Cuál es el mejor método para estimar variables en yacimientos lateríticos de níquel y cobalto?

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    Niurka Pérez-Melo; Adrián Martínez-Vargas

    2006-01-01

    Para determinar el método más adecuado de estimar los contenidos de hierro, níquel y cobalto en los yacimientos lateríticos del nordeste de Cuba, se compararon los errores puntuales asociados a varios algoritmos de estimación y simulación, tomando como caso de estudio el bloque O48 del Yacimiento Punta Gorda. La comparación se basó en los resultados de la técnica de jackknife. Los métodos de estimación y simulación lognormal, krigeage con modelo de spline, simulación gaussiana secuencial y si...

  19. Un método para estimar los requerimientos de almacenamiento de agua con fines de riego

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    Hernando Buriticá M.

    2010-01-01

    Se presenta un método para el cálculo de los requerimientos de almacenamiento con fines de riego para una finca. Este método es aplicable en primera instancia cuando se proyecta regar con riego por aspersión, pero es aplicable a otros métodos de riego haciendo las adaptaciones pertinentes.

  20. DIFERENTES MODELOS DE REGRESIÓN PARA DESCRIBIR LA RELACIÓN V.O2-FC Y PARA ESTIMAR EL V.O2 A DIFERENTES INTENSIDADES DE ESFUERZO

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    Nuria Garatachea Vallejo; David García López; José Antonio de Paz Fernández

    2005-01-01

    Muchos son los estudios que demuestran el potencial de la frecuencia cardiaca (FC) para estimar el coste energético de una actividad física, ya que se relaciona directamente con el consumo de oxígeno (V. O2). La mayoría de estudios describen la relación V. O2- FC como lineal para un amplio rango de esfuerzo, exceptuando los valores de reposo aunque se han propuesto diferentes funciones matemáticas continuas no lineales sin existir todavía un acuerdo en la ecuación más apropiada. También exist...

  1. Evaluación del desempeño de redes neuronales artificiales para estimar propiedades de capas de pavimentos

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    Beltran, Gloria Inés; Romo, Miguel Pedro

    2014-01-01

    Una de las principales preocupaciones en la evaluación de la condición estructural de pavimentos flexibles en servicio, es la estimación de propiedades mecánicas de las capas, útiles para el diseño y toma de decisiones en los sistemas de gestión de carreteras. Este problema de identificación de parámetros es realmente complejo, debido al gran número de variables involucradas en el comportamiento de los pavimentos. Para esos fines, se ha considerado modelar la respuesta del pavimentos ante pru...

  2. Modelo para estimar la capacidad de aporte de nitrógeno del suelo Soil Nitrogen supply capacity: an estimation model

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    M.C. Benintende

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Las incubaciones aeróbicas de largo plazo permiten estimar el potencial de mineralización de N del suelo (N0, pero requiere largos tiempos para su determinación. El N mineralizado en incubaciones anaeróbicas (N-IA es una alternativa de corto tiempo que también permite predecir la capacidad de mineralización del nutriente. Los objetivos fueron: a establecer el grado de asociación y la relación entre N0 y N-IA en algunos suelos de Entre Ríos, Argentina, y b realizar una comprobación del modelo generado sobre otro grupo de datos, con el fin de establecer la posibilidad de utilizarlo como estimador del potencial de mineralización en suelos. Se encontró una correlación positiva entre N0 y N-IA (r = 0,86* *. El modelo lineal ajustado para estimar N0 a partir del N mineralizado en incubaciones anaeróbicas (PMN-IA fue 1,131 N-IA + 55,28 (R²= 0,74. Las diferencias entre N0 y PMN-IA fueron de 10%. Para el N mineralizable en condiciones de temperatura y humedad a campo durante el ciclo de un cultivo, estas diferencias representaron entre 4 y 10 kg de N ha-1 Se concluye que el N-IA permitió apreciar diferencias entre suelos y manejos diferentes y su empleo es factible de utilizar como técnica rápida y sencilla para estimar N0.Long term aerobic incubations allow estimation of nitrogen mineralization potential of soils (N0, but is a time consuming technique. Anaerobic incubation (N-AI is a short time consumer alternative, which also allows predicting the nitrogen nutrient mineralization capacity. The objectives were: a to establish the association degree and the relationship between N0 and N-AI obtained from some soils of Entre Ríos, Argentina, and b to check the generated model using a different group of data to establish the possibility to use the model as an estimator of the potential mineralization capacity. We found a positive correlation between N0 and N-AI (r = 0.86 **. The lineal model adjusted to estimate N0 from N mineralized in

  3. Un modelo fractal para estimar la conductividad hídráulica no saturada de rocas fracturadas

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    Leonardo B Monachesi

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Durante las últimas dos décadas el estudio y la modelación del flujo de agua en rocas fracturadas no saturadas ha recibido considerable atención por parte de investigadores de distintas áreas como la geología, geofísica e ingeniería. Una de las razones principales para su estudio radica en la búsqueda de formaciones geológicas de baja permeabilidad para la construcción de repositorios de residuos nucleares. Para modelar el flujo de agua cuando se utiliza la aproximación del continuo es necesario contar con relaciones constitutivas del medio poroso considerado. Las relaciones constitutivas son curvas de saturación (S y conductividad hidráulica (K en función de la altura de presión (h. En general, la determinación en laboratorio de la curva de saturación no suele presentar mayores inconvenientes. En cambio, la determinación experimental de K(h resulta difícil y costosa, por lo que se suele recurrir a modelos teóricos para su estimación. Entre los modelos teóricos más utilizados se destacan los de Burdine (Burdine, 1953 y Mualem (Mualem, 1976, los cuales permiten predecir la conductividad hidráulica K a partir de la curva de saturación S. Estos modelos predictivos han sido desarrollados para medios porosos de tipo sedimentario, no existiendo en la literatura modelos específicos para rocas fracturadas. En este trabajo se presenta un modelo fractal simple para predecir la conductividad hidráulica no saturada de rocas fracturadas. La deducción del modelo se basa en la hipótesis de que la red de fracturas puede ser descrita mediante un objeto fractal clásico denominado carpeta de Sierpinski. La expresión propuesta de K es cerrada y depende únicamente de tres parámetros independientes: la dimensión fractal y las aperturas máxima y mínima de las fracturas. Una de las características que presenta el modelo propuesto, y que permite validarlo en forma teórica, es que la curva de conductividad hidráulica relativa es

  4. Un marco conceptual y analítico para estimar la integridad ecológica a escala de paisaje

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    Gómez Sal, A.

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A conceptual and analytical framework to assess ecological integrity at a landscape level. A concep tual and methodological approach for the ecological integrity analysis at landscape level is presented. The aim is providing a tool for land planning and nature conservation. With this purpose the meaning of integrity and related concepts are discussed, and a model to evaluate landscape integrity by a comprehensive scheme is proposed. The first index is based in metrics of landscape ecology theory (connectivity, cover of both conservation areas and human managed land, etc. to evaluate the different ecosystem fragments pattern. The second one, an ecosystems integrity index, is focused to evaluate remnants with a structure close to maturity and evaluates the mathematical distance to a reference hypothetical composition. Finally, the agricultural area is evaluated by a coherence index, with emphasis in ecological processes but also including the natural structures with conservation functions. These indexes are combined in a model that facilitates the joint consideration of their values and the comparison with theoretical scenarios. The model allows us to develop a concurrent management of relevant variables that usually are associated to different environmental qualities. Because of its characteristics and the intermediate scale of application, the model constitutes an important tool for matching ecosystem integrity and land planning. Both are actions and concept and relevant for nature conservation and landscape management, but in general independently considered.El trabajo constituye una aproximación conceptual y metodológica para el análisis de la integridad ecológica, como instrumento aplicable a la planificación del territorio y la conservación de la naturaleza a escala de paisaje. Con dicho fin se discuten las acepciones de integridad y conceptos próximos y se presenta un modelo de evaluación que considera la integridad del paisaje como

  5. ¿Cuál es el mejor método para estimar variables en yacimientos lateríticos de níquel y cobalto?

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    Niurka Pérez-Melo

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Para determinar el método más adecuado de estimar los contenidos de hierro, níquel y cobalto en los yacimientos lateríticos del nordeste de Cuba, se compararon los errores puntuales asociados a varios algoritmos de estimación y simulación, tomando como caso de estudio el bloque O48 del Yacimiento Punta Gorda. La comparación se basó en los resultados de la técnica de jackknife. Los métodos de estimación y simulación lognormal, krigeage con modelo de spline, simulación gaussiana secuencial y simulación condicional por el método de bandas rotantes, esta última con 100 bandas aleatorias. En todos los casos se alcanzaron resultados similares con respecto a la media de los errores, a excepción del krigeage con modelo de spline. La diferencia entre los métodos sólo se hace evidente al comparar las distribuciones de frecuencias de dichos errores. Se demuestra que la exactitud de la estimación, en este caso de estudio, está más influenciada por las características de los datos experimentales y de la estrategia (o elipsoide de búsqueda, que por los métodos de estimación que se empleen.

  6. Propuesta y aplicación de una metodología para estimar la e-preparación de municipios colombianos

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    Diego Chavarro

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available La conformación y consolidación de municipios digitales requiere de construcciones metodológicas que respondan a las diferentes particularidades de los territorios y sus habitantes. La mayoría de municipios colombianos pequeños desconoce la capacidad de apropiación que tienen sus habitantes de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación - TIC. Nuestro trabajo consiste en construir una metodología para estimar la preparación electrónica (e-preparación, e-readiness de estos municipios, tanto en cuestiones técnicas como sociales. Presentamos la metodología y su aplicación en dos realidades socioculturales distintas: Castilla la Nueva (Meta y Guaduas (Cundinamarca./ The shaping and consolidation of digital municipalities require methodological constructs able to take into account the singularities of territories and their inhabitants. Many Colombian municipalities don't have an understanding of their capability to assimilate Information and telecommunication Technologies - ICT. Our work consists in constructing a methodology to estimate the e-readiness of Colombian municipalities concerning both technical and social issues. We present the methodology and its application in two different socio-cultural realities: Castilla la Nueva (Meta and Guaduas (Cundinamarca.

  7. USO DE MARCADORES ISSR PARA ESTIMAR A DIVERSIDADE GENÉTICA ENTRE ACESSOS DE PIMENTA COLETADOS NO SUL DO ESTADO DO ESPÍRITO SANTO

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    Francielle Lorençon Oliveira

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available A modernização da agricultura e o consequente abandono da atividade agrícola têm provocado a perda de diversidade genética de culturas como a pimenta. As atividades de coleta e caracterização do germoplasma permitem conhecer variedades tradicionais de uma determinada região e contribuem para minimizar a perda da diversidade genética. O objetivo deste trabalho foi caracterizar, por intermédio de marcadores moleculares, plantas de pimenta obtidos em propriedades rurais e estabelecimentos comerciais da região Sul do Estado do Espírito Santo. Foram utilizados onze iniciadores, que amplificaram 144 bandas, das quais 96 foram polimórficas e 48 monomórficas. A análise dos dados foi efetuada com o uso do Programa Genes e o agrupamento foi gerado com o método UPGMA. A técnica molecular foi eficiente para estimar a variabilidade genética entre os acessos, com correlação cofenética de 0,92. Os acessos foram considerados distintos, o que demonstra que os agricultores tradicionais da região Sul do Estado do Espírito Santo detêm genótipos de pimenta com expressiva diversidade genética. Não foi observada correlação entre distância genética e a distância geográfica, o que pode ser reflexo da prática comum de trocas de sementes de pimenta entre os produtores rurais, configurando uma ampla variabilidade genética.

  8. Desarrollo de una metodología in vitro para estimar la tasa de fermentación de los forrajes en el intestino grueso del cerdo

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    Leterme Pascal

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available La metodología para estimar la tasa de fermentación de los forrajes se desarrolló en dos etapas. La primera, de digestibilidad enzimática, simula la digestión ocurrida en el estómago e intestino delgado, mediante el empleo de pepsina y pancreatina; en esta se determina la digestibilidad de la materia seca. La segunda etapa de fermentación simula la fermentación que ocurre en el intestino grueso utilizando como inóculo heces de cerdo; en esta se determina la cantidad de gas producido durante la fermentación de los forrajes y la degradación de la fibra detergente neutra (FDN. Las dos etapas presentaron buena repetibilidad en el tiempo. Abstract Develop of an in vitro methodology to determine the forages fermentation in to the large intestine. The methodology was developing in two phases. The first phase (enzymatic digestibility simulates the digestion occurred in the stomach and small intestine, by means of the employment of pepsin and pancreatin; and the digestibility of the dry matter is determined. The second phase (in vitro fermentation simulates the fermentation that occurs in the large intestine utilizing pig faeces; the quantity of gas produced during the fermentation of the feedstuff is determined and determine the degradation of neutral detergent fiber (NDF. All the phases show a good repeatability throw the time. Key words: digestibility in vitro, pigs, fermentación, forages (Azolla filiculoides, Xanthosoma saggitifolium, Morus alba, Trichanthera gigantea y Salvinia molesta.

  9. Models to estimate phytomass accumulation of hydroponic lettuce Modelos para estimar o acúmulo de fitomassa de alface em hidroponia

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    Sidinei José Lopes

    2004-01-01

    alface hidropônica, bem como determinar a época de florescimento e de máxima taxa de acúmulo de matéria seca em função do desenvolvimento relativo da cultura (graus-dia relativo, radiação solar e graus-dia efetivo, dois experimentos (primavera e outono foram conduzidos em ambiente protegido em Santa Maria, RS. Modelos de crescimento e desenvolvimento são úteis na obtenção de informações básicas das interações planta ´ ambiente, maximizando o uso de recursos em ambiente protegido, bem como, para definir a melhor forma de manejo da cultura. Foi utilizada a variedade Vera, por não florescer precocemente. Foram propostos modelos para estimar a variação temporal de massa seca, sendo o melhor ajuste quando o desenvolvimento relativo foi obtido por graus-dia efetivo, caracterizando a maior importância da temperatura do ar na fase vegetativa e da radiação solar na fase reprodutiva. A produção e a qualidade de sementes de alface indicam um alto potencial para sua produção sob hidroponia.

  10. Biomass equations for Brazilian semiarid caatinga plants Equações para estimar a biomassa de plantas da caatinga do semi-árido brasileiro

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    Everardo V.S.B. Sampaio

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Allometric equations to estimate total aboveground alive biomass (B or crown projection area (C of ten caatinga species based on plant height (H and/or stem diameter at ground level (DGL or at breast height (DBH were developed. Thirty plants of each species, covering the common range of stem diameters (3 to 50 cm, were measured (C, H, DGL, DBH, cut at the base, separated into parts, weighted and subsampled to determine dry biomass. Wood density (p of the stem and the largest branches was determined. B, C, H and p ranged from 1 to 500 kg, 0.2 to 112 m², 1.3 to 11.8 m, and 0.45 to 1.03 g cm-3. Biomass of all 10 species, separately or together (excluding one cactus species, could be estimated with high coefficients of determination (R² using the power equation (B = aDGLb and DGL, DBH, H or combinations of diameter, height and density. Improvement by multiplying H and/or p to DGL or DBH was small. The mixed-species equation based only on DBH (valid up to 30 cm had a = 0.173 and b = 2.295, similar to averages of these parameters found in the literature but slightly lower than most of those for humid tropical vegetation. Crown area was significantly related to diameter, height and biomass.Equações alométricas foram desenvolvidas para estimar a biomassa aérea viva (B e a área de projeção da copa (C de dez espécies da caatinga, com base na altura da planta (H e/ou do diâmetro do caule ao nível do solo (DNS ou à altura do peito (DAP. Trinta plantas de cada espécie, cobrindo a faixa usual de diâmetros (3 a 50 cm, foram medidas (C, H, DNS, DAP, cortadas na base, separadas em partes, pesadas e subamostradas para determinação da biomassa seca. A densidade (p da madeira dos caules e galhos maiores foi determinada. B, C, H e p variaram de 1 a 500 kg, 0,2 a 112 m², 1,3 a 11,8 m e 0,45 a 1,03 g cm-3. A biomassa das 10 espécies, separadamente ou em conjunto (exceto pela espécie de Cactaceae, foi estimada com alto coeficiente de determina

  11. Método para estimar o tamanho amostral em análises de medidas repetidas Method to estimate sample size in repeated measurement analyses

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    ALFREDO RIBEIRO DE FREITAS

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar um método para estimar o número de indivíduos (n a ser utilizado em experimentos que envolvam análises multivariadas de medidas repetidas no tempo, avaliadas sobre a mesma unidade experimental. O método foi testado com dados de produção de leite com 10 controles mensais (t = 1, 2, ... , 10 ou condições de avaliação de vacas da raça Holandesa. As estimativas de n foram obtidas por meio de um programa desenvolvido no Statistical Analysis System (SAS, considerando distribuição normal t variada, vetor de média zero e matriz de covariância sigma, estatística T² de Hotelling e distribuição F com parâmetro de não-centralidade delta²delta. A ligação dos dados observados com o método é feita por meio da matriz de variância-covariância. Para t > 2 condições de avaliação, o método estima o valor de n que permite detectar diferença mínima significativa (delta entre médias de condições de avaliação, considerando diferentes níveis de erros do tipo I (alfa, poder do teste F (1-beta e delta. Para as 10 condições de avaliação consideradas, as estimativas de n variaram de 11 a 89, sendo mais influenciadas por variações na delta, seguidas de alfa e beta.The objective of this work was to evaluate a method to estimate the number of individuals (n to be used in experiments involving multivariate analyses of repeated measurements over time on the same experimental unit. The method was tested with data from milk production taken monthly up to complete 10 controls (t = 1, 2, ... , 10 or evaluation conditions of Holstein cows. The estimates of n were obtained by a SAS program considering a t-variate normal distribution, zero mean vector, and covariance matrix sigma, Hotelling T² statistical, F-distribution with noncentrality parameter delta²delta. The link of the observed data with the method is made by means of the variance-covariance matrix. The method estimates the value of n required

  12. Uso de modelos epidemiológicos para estimar la incidencia de caries dental y enfermedad periodontal en embarazadas chilenas Use of epidemiological models to estimate the incidence of dental caries and periodontal disease in Chilean pregnant women

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    G Corsini Muñoz; C Zaror Sánchez; C Vallejos Vallejos

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar la incidencia de caries y enfermedad periodontal en embarazadas chilenas mediante un modelo de incidencia, prevalencia y mortalidad (IPM). Material y Método: Se construyó un modelo IPM con la prevalencia estimada en la Encuesta Nacional de Salud del año 2003 y los datos del Estudio de Carga de Enfermedad en Chile en el año 2007. Para efectos de estimar la población de mujeres embarazadas, se utilizó como variable de aproximación, los partos por edad de las mujeres según l...

  13. Requerimientos para el diseño de una metodología que permita estimar el valor de pasivos ambientales mineros

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    Arango Aramburo, Marcela

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    Los pasivos ambientales mineros (PAM) son la obligación económica asociada con los impactos ambientales no remediados de una operación minera abandonada. En Colombia no se han reglamentado los PAM, pero dada la antigüedad y la prevalencia de la informalidad en la explotación minera, el interés en definir, reglamentar y gestionar estas obligaciones es creciente. Una parte importante del manejo de los pasivos ambientales mineros es su valoración. Por medio de la valoración, se puede estimar...

  14. Métodos para estimar razão de prevalência em estudos de corte transversal Métodos para estimar razón de prevalencia en estudios de cohorte transversal Methods for estimating prevalence ratios in cross-sectional studies

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    Leticia M S Coutinho

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar empiricamente as regressões de Cox, log-binomial, Poisson e logística para estimar razões de prevalência em estudos de corte transversal. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados dados de um estudo epidemiológico transversal (n=2.072, de base populacional, realizado com idosos na cidade de São Paulo (SP, entre maio de 2003 e abril de 2005. Diagnósticos de demência, possíveis casos de transtorno mental comum e autopercepção de saúde ruim foram escolhidos como desfechos com prevalência baixa, intermediária e alta, respectivamente. Foram utilizadas variáveis de confusão com duas ou mais categorias ou valores contínuos. Valores de referência para estimativas por ponto e por intervalo para as razões de prevalência (RP foram obtidos pelo método de estratificação de Mantel-Haenszel. Estimativas ajustadas foram calculadas utilizando regressões de Cox e Poisson com variância robusta, e regressão log-binomial. Odds ratios (OR brutos e ajustados foram obtidos pela regressão logística. RESULTADOS: As estimativas por ponto e por intervalo obtidas pelas regressões de Cox e Poisson foram semelhantes à obtida pela estratificação de Mantel-Haenszel, independentemente da prevalência do desfecho e das covariáveis do modelo. O modelo log-binomial apresentou dificuldade de convergência quando o desfecho tinha prevalência alta e havia covariável contínua no modelo. A regressão logística produziu estimativas por ponto e por intervalo maiores do que as obtidas pelos outros métodos, principalmente para os desfechos com maiores prevalências iniciais. Se interpretados como estimativas de RP, os OR superestimariam as associações para os desfechos com prevalência inicial baixa, intermediária e alta em 13%, quase 100% e quatro vezes mais, respectivamente. CONCLUSÕES: Em análise de dados de estudos de corte transversal, os modelos de Cox e Poisson com variância robusta são melhores alternativas que a regressão log

  15. Uso de técnicas de la información para estimar parámetros estratégicos en la operación de los distritos de riego.

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    Caballero Luis, Josafat

    2013-01-01

    Mediante el presente trabajo se propone el uso de técnicas de la información para estimar parámetros estratégicos en la operación de los distritos de riego a través del uso de sistemas de información geográfica y técnicas de percepción remota, debido a que la CONAGUA cada vez dispone de poco personal técnico y requiere la toma de decisiones oportunas en la administración del agua disponible. Para esto, se analizaron algunos estudios de casos en donde éstos sistemas ya fueron aplicados en cier...

  16. Uso de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para estimar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco

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    2012-01-01

    FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionais de dissector atualmente requerem consideráveis custos financeiros, técnicos e operacionais para estimar o número de células, incluindo cardiomiócitos, em uma área de 3D. OBJETIVO: Usar a microscopia de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para determinar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco em condições normais e patológicas. MÉTODOS: O estudo empregou camundongos Wistar machos com quatro meses de idade e peso de 366,25 ± 88,21 g randomizados...

  17. ASTER Paris

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    2000-01-01

    The Eiffel Tower and its shadow can be seen next to the Seine in the left middle of this ASTER image of Paris. Based on the length of the shadow and the solar elevation angle of 59 degrees, we can calculate its height as 324 meters (1,054 feet), compared to its actual height of 303 meters (985 feet). Acquired on July 23, 2000, this image covers an area 23 kilometers (15 miles) wide and 20 kilometers (13 miles) long in three bands of the reflected visible and infrared wavelength region. Known as the City of Light, Paris has been extolled for centuries as one of the great cities of the world. Its location on the Seine River, at a strategic crossroads of land and river routes, has been the key to its expansion since the Parisii tribe first settled here in the 3rd century B.C.Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched December 18, 1999, on NASA's Terra satellite. The instrument was built by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry. A joint U.S./Japan science team is responsible for validation and calibration of the instrument and the data products. Dr. Anne Kahle at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is the U.S. science team leader; Moshe Pniel of JPL is the project manager. ASTER is the only high-resolution imaging sensor on Terra. The primary goal of the ASTER mission is to obtain high-resolution image data in 14 channels over the entire land surface, as well as black and white stereo images. With revisit time of between 4 and 16 days, ASTER will provide the capability for repeat coverage of changing areas on Earth's surface. Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched December 18, 1999, on NASA's Terra satellite. The instrument was built by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry. A joint U.S./Japan science team is responsible for validation and calibration of the

  18. Uso de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para estimar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco Uso de fluorescencia en un método de disector modificado para estimar el número de miocitos en el tejido cardíaco Use of fluorescence in a modified disector method to estimate the number of myocytes in cardiac tissue

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    Rômulo Dias Novaes; Arlete Rita Penitente; André Talvani; Antônio José Natali; Clóvis Andrade Neves; Izabel Regina Santos Costa Maldonado

    2012-01-01

    FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionais de dissector atualmente requerem consideráveis custos financeiros, técnicos e operacionais para estimar o número de células, incluindo cardiomiócitos, em uma área de 3D. OBJETIVO: Usar a microscopia de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para determinar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco em condições normais e patológicas. MÉTODOS: O estudo empregou camundongos Wistar machos com quatro meses de idade e peso de 366,25 ± 88,21 g randomizados...

  19. ASTER Dunes

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    2000-01-01

    This image of Saudi Arabia shows a great sea of linear dunes in part of the Rub' al Khali, or the Empty Quarter. Acquired on June 25, 2000, the image covers an area 37 kilometers (23 miles) wide and 28 kilometers (17 miles) long in three bands of the reflected visible and infrared wavelength region. The dunes are yellow due to the presence of iron oxide minerals. The inter-dune area is made up of clays and silt and appears blue due to its high reflectance in band 1. The Rub' al Khali is the world's largest continuous sand desert. It covers about 650,000 square kilometers (250,966 square miles) and lies mainly in southern Saudi Arabia, though it does extend into the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. One of the world's driest areas, it is uninhabited except for the Bedouin nomads who cross it. The first European to travel through the desert was Bertram Thomas in 1930.Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched December 18, 1999, on NASA's Terra satellite. The instrument was built by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry. A joint U.S./Japan science team is responsible for validation and calibration of the instrument and the data products. Dr. Anne Kahle at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is the U.S. science team leader; Moshe Pniel of JPL is the project manager. ASTER is the only high-resolution imaging sensor on Terra. The primary goal of the ASTER mission is to obtain high-resolution image data in 14 channels over the entire land surface, as well as black and white stereo images. With revisit time of between 4 and 16 days, ASTER will provide the capability for repeat coverage of changing areas on Earth's surface.The broad spectral coverage and high spectral resolution of ASTER will provide scientists in numerous disciplines with critical information for surface mapping and monitoring dynamic conditions and temporal change. Examples of

  20. Sistema hospitalar como fonte de informações para estimar a mortalidade neonatal e a natimortalidade The Brazilian hospital system as a source of information to estimate stillbirth and neonatal mortality rates

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    Joyce MA Schramm

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apesar da reconhecida importância em acompanhar a evolução temporal da mortalidade infantil precoce, a deficiência das estatísticas vitais no Brasil ainda permanece na agenda atual dos problemas que impedem o seu acompanhamento espaço-temporal. Realizou-se estudo com o objetivo de investigar o Sistema de Informações Hospitalares (SIH/SUS como fonte de informações, para estimar a natimortalidade e a mortalidade neonatal. MÉTODOS: Propõe-se um método para estimar a natimortalidade e a mortalidade neonatal, o qual foi aplicado para todos os Estados das regiões Nordeste, Sul e Sudeste e para o Pará, no ano de 1995. Para fins comparativos, o Sistema de Informações sobre Mortalidade (SIM/MS foi utilizado para estimar as taxas sob estudo, após a correção do número de nascidos vivos por um método demográfico. RESULTADOS: O SIH/SUS forneceu mais óbitos fetais e neonatais precoces do que o SIM/MS em grande parte das unidades federadas da região Nordeste. Adicionalmente para os Estados localizados nas regiões Sul e Sudeste, que apresentam, em geral, boa cobertura do registro de óbitos, as taxas calculadas pelos dois sistemas de informação tiveram valores semelhantes. CONCLUSÕES: Considerando a cobertura incompleta das estatísticas vitais no Brasil e a agilidade do SIH/SUS em disponibilizar as informações em meio magnético, conclui-se que o uso do SIH/SUS poderá trazer inúmeras contribuições para análise do comportamento espaço-temporal do componente neonatal da mortalidade infantil no território brasileiro, em anos recentes.OBJECTIVE: Studies on the evolution of infant mortality rate are very relevant. Nevertheless, lack of vital statistics in Brazil limits the temporal and spatial analysis of this indicator. This study aims to investigate the possible use of the Brazilian Hospital Information System as an alternative information source for stillbirth and neonatal mortality rates by age group. METHODS: A

  1. The Aster code; Code Aster

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    Delbecq, J.M

    1999-07-01

    The Aster code is a 2D or 3D finite-element calculation code for structures developed by the R and D direction of Electricite de France (EdF). This dossier presents a complete overview of the characteristics and uses of the Aster code: introduction of version 4; the context of Aster (organisation of the code development, versions, systems and interfaces, development tools, quality assurance, independent validation); static mechanics (linear thermo-elasticity, Euler buckling, cables, Zarka-Casier method); non-linear mechanics (materials behaviour, big deformations, specific loads, unloading and loss of load proportionality indicators, global algorithm, contact and friction); rupture mechanics (G energy restitution level, restitution level in thermo-elasto-plasticity, 3D local energy restitution level, KI and KII stress intensity factors, calculation of limit loads for structures), specific treatments (fatigue, rupture, wear, error estimation); meshes and models (mesh generation, modeling, loads and boundary conditions, links between different modeling processes, resolution of linear systems, display of results etc..); vibration mechanics (modal and harmonic analysis, dynamics with shocks, direct transient dynamics, seismic analysis and aleatory dynamics, non-linear dynamics, dynamical sub-structuring); fluid-structure interactions (internal acoustics, mass, rigidity and damping); linear and non-linear thermal analysis; steels and metal industry (structure transformations); coupled problems (internal chaining, internal thermo-hydro-mechanical coupling, chaining with other codes); products and services. (J.S.)

  2. Tamaño de muestra requerido para estimar la media aritmética de una distribución lognormal

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    Castañeda, Javier A.; PÉREZ, ADRIANA; Gil, Jacky F.A.

    2012-01-01

    Se presentan fórmulas cerradas para calcular el tamaño de la muestra requerido en la estimación de la media aritmética de una distribución lognormal para datos censurados y no censurados. Las fórmulas son el resultado del ajuste de modelos no lineales para los tamaños de la muestra exactos reportados por Pérez (1995) en función de la desviación geométrica estándar, el porcentaje de diferencia a la verdadera media aritmética y niveles de confianza del 90 %, 95% y 99 %. Las fórmulas presentadas...

  3. Método para estimar el riesgo poblacional atribuible a una estación de transferencia de desechos sólidos municipales

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    Norberta Barrera; Enrique Ongay; Carlos Santos; Leonora Rojas; José Antonio Escamilla

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    En la zona metropolitana de la Ciudad de México los grandes volúmenes de desechos sólidos municipales que se generan diariamente hacen que su manejo se dif~ulte, por lo que se ha recurrido a la construcción de estaciones de transferencia, que permiten incrementar la eficiencia en la recolección de desechos. La evaluación delposible riesgo para la salud de la población, por la operación de dichas instalaciones sanitarias, se hace necesaria para permitir su instalación y funcionamiento en las z...

  4. Sistema SWAP-ANIMO para estimar los balances de agua y nitratos en una región de Valencia, España. Aplicaciones iniciales

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    María Elena Ruiz; José Miguel de la Paz; Carlos Ramos; Hanoi Medina

    2008-01-01

    La agricultura intensiva en regadío se caracteriza por el empleo de grandes volúmenes de agua de riego y elevadas dosis de fertilizantes. Este manejo lleva al despilfarro del agua y a la contaminación de las aguas subterráneas por nitrato con la transportación de este libremente. Estos problemas están presentes en la comunidad valenciana, España, donde las aguas empleadas para el riego ya contienen altas concentraciones de nitratos. Por consiguiente, los estudios dedicados a investig...

  5. Uso da regressão de Cox para estimar fatores associados a óbito neonatal em UTI privada Uso de la regresión de Cox para estimar factores asociados a óbito neonatal en UTI privada The use of Cox regression to estimate the risk factors of neonatal death in a private NICU

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    Lívia Maria M. M. Lanfranchi; Gabriela Ribeiro Viola; Luiz Fernando C. Nascimento

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Estimar os fatores de risco associados ao óbito até 28 dias após o nascimento de recém-nascidos internados entre os anos de 2005 a 2007 em uma Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal de hospital privado no Município de Taubaté, usando a análise de regressão de Cox. MÉTODOS: Estudo epidemiológico do tipo longitudinal. Os dados foram obtidos de prontuários de todos os recém-nascidos internados na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal, no período de janeiro de 2005 a dezembro de 2007. Fo...

  6. Avaliação de métodos de correção do estande para estimar a produtividade em milho

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    Schmildt Edilson Romais; Cruz Cosme Damião; Zanuncio José Cola; Pereira Paulo Roberto Gomes; Ferrão Romário Gava

    2001-01-01

    Este trabalho objetivou determinar o método de correção de estande mais adequado aos dados de produtividade na cultura do milho, na avaliação de 33 cultivares, em oito ambientes. Os métodos avaliados foram: sem correção, regra de três, método de Zuber, covariância de estande médio, covariância de estande ideal, o método proposto por Cruz, o método proposto por Vencovsky & Cruz, e o proposto neste trabalho, de correção estratificada com base no agrupamento de cultivares, para a característica ...

  7. Procedimiento para estimar el extractable del níquel con una red neuronal artificial, en sustitución de los modelos estadísticos tradicionales

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    Francisco Viada Aguilera

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Las Redes Neuronales Artificiales se aplican en la estimación o predicción de los sistemas de detección de fallas de equipos, logrando con ellas las mismas funciones que el modelo estadístico tradicional. Se argumentó un método para sustituir los algoritmos de selección y el conjunto de modelos que normalmente se utilizan en sistemas de control predictivo de procesos complejos, los que están determinados por un conjunto de variables, con un amplio rango de variación de cada una de ellas, como es el caso del extractable del níquel obtenido en los hornos de reducción de la fábrica, por una Red Neuronal.

  8. Utilização de indicadores para estimar a digestibilidade aparente em gatos Use of markers to estimate the apparent digestibility in domestic cats

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    R.S. Vasconcellos

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Compararam-se os métodos de coleta total (CT e dos indicadores óxido crômico (Cr2O3, cinzas insolúveis em ácido (CIA e lignina na determinação dos coeficientes de digestibilidade aparente (CDA dos nutrientes para gatos. Os CDA de quatro rações foram determinados pela CT e estimados pelos diferentes indicadores em teste. Foram utilizados 24 gatos adultos castrados, alojados em gaiolas metabólicas individuais, totalizando seis animais por ração. O experimento seguiu um delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, em parcelas subdivididas, sendo as rações as parcelas, os métodos as subparcelas e cada gato uma unidade experimental. Os CDA foram significativamente menores pelo método da lignina em uma das rações estudadas (P0,05. As taxas de recuperação dos indicadores, médias±erro-padrão da média, foram, respectivamente, de 97,1±2,5%, 97,3±2,9% e 83,9±9,1% para o Cr2O3, CIA e lignina. A CIA e o Cr2O3 mostraram grande potencial para utilização como indicadores, enquanto a ampla variabilidade dos resultados obtidos com a utilização da lignina não justificou seu emprego como substância índice para felinos.The total collection (TC method was compared to chromium oxide (Cr2O3, acid-insoluble ash (AIA and lignin marker methods for determining the coefficients of apparent digestibility (CAD of nutrients in domestic cats. The CAD of four diets were determined by TC and estimated for the three markers through tests. Twenty-four adult neutered cats were housed in individual metabolic cages, totaling six animals per diet. The experiment was carried out using a completely randomized design in subdivided blocks where diets were blocks, methods were sub-blocks and each cat an experimental unit. CAD for the lignin method was significantly lower than TC method (P<0.05 in one of the studied diets. CAD for the Cr2O3, AIA and TC methods were similar in all diets. Recuperation rates of Cr2O3, AIA and lignin markers were 97.1±2.5%, 97.3±2

  9. Métodos para estimar radiação solar na região noroeste de Minas Gerais Methods for estimating solar radiation in the northwest region of Minas Gerais

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    Valdiney José da Silva

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available A radiação solar é um dos elementos responsáveis pela manutenção da vida no planeta. Apesar da sua importância, o registro da radiação solar não é feito na maioria das estações meteorológicas convencionais, uma vez que nem todas dispõem de equipamentos para medi-la, tendo que recorrer a métodos de estimação empíricos. Com o intuito de testar e calibrar equações para estimar a radiação solar, foram coletados dados de quatro estações meteorológicas pertencentes ao Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INMET para representar a região climática noroeste de Minas Gerais, no período de 2008 a 2010. Com base nesses dados, foram testados e calibrados nove modelos para estimar a radiação solar global. Todos os modelos utilizam temperatura máxima e mínima do ar como preditores e dois deles utilizam também a precipitação pluviométrica. Os modelos mais precisos foram de De Jong e Stewart, Bristow e Campbell, Donatelli e Campbell e o modelo dois de Hunt, com raiz quadrada do quadrado médio do erro em torno de 3,1MJ m-2 d-1 e coeficiente de determinação em torno de 62%. No entanto, todos esses modelos apresentaram tendência de superestimação para valores de radiação inferiores à média e subestimação para valores superiores. Portanto, há necessidade de propor novos modelos que minimizem essa tendência.Solar radiation is a component responsible for maintaining the life on the planet. Despite its importance, solar radiation is not recorded in most conventional meteorological station since not all have equipments to measure it, and then, it is usual to use empirical solar radiation estimation methods. In order to test and calibrate models for estimating solar radiation data were collected from four meteorological stations belonging to the National Institute of Meteorology (INMET to represent the climatic region northwest of Minas Gerais for the period from 2008 to 2010. Based on these data, nine models to estimate

  10. MÉTODO SIMPLES PARA ESTIMAR ENCURTAMENTO PELO FRIO EM CARNE BOVINA A SIMPLE METHOD TO ESTIMATE COLD SHORTENING IN BEEF

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    Riana Jordão Barrozo Heinemann

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available É bem conhecido o fato de que o encurtamento pelo frio pode influenciar negativamente a textura da carne. Por isso, a determinação do grau de contração do tecido muscular é um recurso analítico de grande importância quando se estuda a otimização dos procedimentos industriais. Neste trabalho, foram avaliadas comparativamente duas metodologias de microscopia. Para isso, os músculos Biceps femoris, Longissimus dorsi e Semimembranosus obtidos de nove carcaças bovinas com três diferentes graus de acabamento foram analisados de forma pareada por ambos os métodos. O músculo Longissimus dorsi apresentou menor comprimento de sarcômero e o m. Semimembranosus o maior (p0,05, revelando a possibilidade de emprego do método mais simples.The negative influence of cold shortening on meat texture is well known. Because of that, the determination of the muscle contraction extent represents an important analytical tool for the optimization of the industrial procedures. In this work, two methodologies to evaluate cold shortening were compared. Biceps femoris, Longissimus dorsi and Semimembranosus muscles from 9 cattle carcasses with three different fat thickness grades were paired analyzed by both methodologies. Longissimus dorsi muscle showed the shortest sarcomere length while Semimembranosus m. showed the longest one (p0.05, which suggests the possibility of using the simpler method for cold shortening evaluation.

  11. COMPARACIÓN DE DIFERENTES APROXIMACIONES PARA ESTIMAR LÍMITES DE DETECCIÓN EN ANÁLISIS DE RESIDUOS DE PLAGUICIDAS EN ALIMENTOS

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    Diego Ahumada

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available El cálculo de los límites de detección (LDes una práctica que ha generado diversasdiscusiones en la comunidad científica,debido a las diferentes definiciones y losprocedimientos para realizar su estimación.En este estudio se aplicaron, confirmarony compararon seis de los métodosmás empleados en la estimación de LDen el análisis de residuos de plaguicidas.Los métodos evaluados correspondierona IUPAC (por sus siglas en ingles, InternationalUnion of Pure and AppliedChemistry, la EPA (por sus siglas en ingles,Enviroment Protection Agency, t99,raíz media cuadrática del error (RMSE,Hubaux-Vos y propagación de errores.Este estudio se realizó sobre cinco productosvegetales empleando el métodoQuEChERS en la determinación de 31plaguicidas, y el análisis de las muestrasse realizó mediante cromatografía líquidaacoplada a espectrometría de masas.Los resultados mostraron que los LDestimados con los diferentes métodos nopresentaron una variación significativacon la matriz de análisis, exceptuando elmétodo de la EPA. Por su parte, en lacomprobación de los LD se encontró quelos métodos t99, RMSE y Hubaux-Vosmostraron la menor relación señal ruido(S/RIUPAC y propagación de errores presentaronlas mejores relaciones S/R. Finalmente,ningún método estimó los LDpara todos los compuestos con relacionesS/R adecuadas.

  12. Evaluación de los modelos de predicción del ACI-08, Eurocódigo 2 y EHE-08, para estimar las propiedades mecánicas del hormigón autocompactante

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    Agranati, G.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to evaluate the applicability of the ACI-08, EC-2, and EHE-08 models for the estimating of the mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete (SCC. The mechanical properties considered are the modulus of elasticity, tensile strength, and modulus of rupture. In order to statistically evaluate the applicability of the models it was necessary to compile an extensive database that included the experimental results for the various mechanical properties analyzed and the exact dosifications of the mixtures. The first part of the study includes an analysis of each one of the models, together with a regression analysis in order to evaluate the behavior and the adaptability to the different models. The specific characterization parameters for each concrete mixture were used to calculate the various mechanical properties applying the different estimation models. The second part of the analysis consisted in comparing the experimental results with the estimated results for all the mixtures in order to evaluate the applicability of these models to SCC.

    El presente trabajo de investigación tiene como finalidad estudiar la aplicabilidad de los modelos de cálculo del ACI-08, Eurocódigo 2 y de la EHE-08 utilizados para la estimar las propiedades mecánicas del hormigón convencional, en el hormigón autocompactante. Las propiedades mecánicas estudiadas han sido: el módulo de deformación, la resistencia a tracción y la resistencia a flexotracción. Para llevar a cabo la investigación fue necesario construir una extensa base de datos que permitiera albergar en ella una gran cantidad de dosificaciones de hormigón autocompactante y un amplio rango de valores de sus propiedades mecánicas para lograr una muestra lo más representativa posible. En primera instancia se comparó el comportamiento de cada uno de estos modelos normativos de cálculo, con la curva de regresión de los datos obtenidos para el hormig

  13. Uso de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para estimar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco

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    Rômulo Dias Novaes

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionais de dissector atualmente requerem consideráveis custos financeiros, técnicos e operacionais para estimar o número de células, incluindo cardiomiócitos, em uma área de 3D. OBJETIVO: Usar a microscopia de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para determinar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco em condições normais e patológicas. MÉTODOS: O estudo empregou camundongos Wistar machos com quatro meses de idade e peso de 366,25 ± 88,21 g randomizados em grupos controles (GC, n = 8 e infectados (GI, n = 8. Os animais do GI foram inoculados com cepa Y de T. cruzi (300.000 tripomastigotas/50 g. Após oito semanas, os animais foram pesados e sacrificados. Os Ventrículos Esquerdos (VE foram removidos para análise estereológica da densidade numérica de cardiomiócitos (Nv [c] e o número total dessas células no VE (N [c]. Esses parâmetros foram estimados usando um dissector fluorescente (DF e comparados com os métodos convencionais de dissector óptico (DO e dissector físico (DFi. RESULTADOS: Em ambos os métodos de dissector, os animais do GI apresentaram queda significativa de Nv[c] e N[c] em comparação com os animais do GC (P > 0,05. Uma correlação forte, igual ou superior a 96%, foi obtida entre DF, DO e DFi. CONCLUSÃO: O método DF parece ser igualmente confiável para determinar Nv[c] e N[c] em condições normais e patológicas, apresentando algumas vantagens em relação aos métodos convencionais de dissector: redução de cortes histológicos e imagens na análise estereológica, redução do tempo de análise das imagens, a construção de DF em microscópios simples, utilizando o modo de epifluorescência, distinção de planos de dissector em ampliações inferiores.

  14. Uso de modelos epidemiológicos para estimar la incidencia de caries dental y enfermedad periodontal en embarazadas chilenas Use of epidemiological models to estimate the incidence of dental caries and periodontal disease in Chilean pregnant women

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    G Corsini Muñoz

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la incidencia de caries y enfermedad periodontal en embarazadas chilenas mediante un modelo de incidencia, prevalencia y mortalidad (IPM. Material y Método: Se construyó un modelo IPM con la prevalencia estimada en la Encuesta Nacional de Salud del año 2003 y los datos del Estudio de Carga de Enfermedad en Chile en el año 2007. Para efectos de estimar la población de mujeres embarazadas, se utilizó como variable de aproximación, los partos por edad de las mujeres según la información de los nacimientos registrado por el Instituto de Nacional de Estadística (INE. Los datos fueron ingresados en el programa DisMod para determinar las incidencias y comprobar la consistencia interna del modelo. Resultados: La incidencia de caries estimada por el modelo fue de 86.870 nuevos casos y de 7.983 casos incidentes al año para la enfermedad periodontal, en un universo estimado de 230.831 mujeres embarazadas. Conclusión: Los modelos epidemiológicos son una herramienta útil para determinar la epidemiología de cualquier enfermedad, en donde la estimación de la incidencia constituye un problema y estudios de investigación en campo serían muy costoso, de larga duración y/o en donde la problemática ética del estudio sería inaceptable.Objectives: To determine the incidence of caries and periodontal disease in pregnant Chilean women through an incidence, prevalence and mortality model (IPM. Material and Methods: An IPM model was constructed with the prevalence estimated the National Health Survey 2003 and data from the Burden of Disease study in Chile in 2007. The childbirths by age of women, according to the information from the National Statistics Institute, were used to estimate the population of pregnant women. Data were entered into the DisMod program to determine the incidence and check the internal consistency of the model. Results: The estimated incidence of caries by the model was of 86.870 new cases and 7

  15. EVALUACIÓN DE UN MODELO PARA ESTIMAR LA RADIACIÓN NETA SOBRE UN CULTIVO DE TOMATE INDUSTRIAL Evaluation of a model for predicting net radiation over an industrial tomato crop

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    Samuel Ortega-Farías

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio para evaluar un modelo que estima el flujo de radiación neta (Rn sobre un cultivo de tomates (Licopersicon esculentum Mill. variedad Heinz 2150, bajo condiciones de día despejado y nublado. Para esto, una estación meteorológica automática (EMA se instaló en la parte central del cultivo, localizado en la Estación Experimental de Panguilemo perteneciente a la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias de la Universidad de Talca (35°26’ lat. Sur; 71°41’ long. Oeste, 110,5 m.s.n.m.. La EMA fue usada para medir el flujo de radiación neta, flujo de radiación solar, temperatura del aire, humedad relativa y presión de vapor en intervalos de 20 min. Los resultados indicaron que el modelo fue capaz de estimar el flujo de radiación neta en intervalos de 20 min, con una desviación estándar del error (DEE igual a 34 W m-2 y un error absoluto (Ea menor a 3,2%. En términos diarios, el modelo estimó el flujo de Rn con una DEE y Ea iguales a 0,6 MJ m-2 d-2 (0,24 mm d-1y 4,1%, respectivamente.A study was carried out in order to evaluated a model that estimates the net radiation (Rn flux over a tomato crop (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. Heinz 2150, under clear and cloudy conditions. For that purpose, an automatic meteorological station (EMA was installed in the central part of the crop, located in the Panguilemo Experimental Station of the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Talca (35º23’ S lat, 71°40’ W long, 110.5 m.o.s.l.. The EMA measured solar radiation, air temperature, relative humidity and vapor pressure at 20-min time intervals. Results indicated that the model was able to estimate the net radiation fluxes at 20-min time intervals with a standard error of estimate (DEE of 34 W m-2 and absolute error (Ea less than 3.2%. On a daily basis, the model estimated the Rn with a DEE and an Ea of 0.6 MJ m-2 d-1 (0.24 mm d-1and 4.1% , respectively.

  16. Comparison of Regression and Neural Networks Models to Estimate Solar Radiation Comparación de Regresión y Modelos de Redes Neuronales para Estimar la Radiación Solar

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    ón multicapa, para estimar la radiación solar global diaria y comparar la eficiencia de los mismos en su aplicación para una región de la Provincia de Salta, Argentina. Se utilizaron datos de heliofanía relativa, temperaturas máxima y mínima, precipitación, precipitación binaria y radiación solar astronómica provistos por la Estación Experimental Salta, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA, Argentina, correspondientes al período 1996-2002. Tanto para los modelos de redes neuronales como para las regresiones lineales se consideraron tres alternativas de combinaciones de los parámetros meteorológicos, obteniéndose buenos resultados con ambas metodologías de predicción, con valores de la raíz del error cuadrático medio variando desde 1.99 a 1.66 MJ m-2 d-1 y coeficientes de correlación de 0.88 a 0.92. Se concluye que ambos, los modelos de redes neuronales y las regresiones lineales, pueden ser usados para predecir en forma adecuada la radiación solar global diaria; si bien las redes neuronales produjeron mejores resultados.

  17. Equation for estimating tree biomass in tropical forests of Costa Rica Ecuación para estimar la biomasa arbórea en los bosques tropicales de Costa Rica

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    Shu Wei-Chou

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    variable densidad es importante, ya que dos árboles con la misma estructura pero distinta densidad van a mostrar diferente cantidad de biomasa. Para la estimación de este modelo se utilizó una regresión segmentada (por la relación que tienen el dap y la altura total con la variable biomasa transformada y cuadrados medios ponderados para resolver el problema de heterocedasticidad. El modelo final cumplió con los supuestos estadísticos de una regresión lineal general, evaluados por el comportamiento de los residuos y otras pruebas paramétricas, y obtiene un coeficiente de determinación de 0,992. Como conclusión, este estudio propone un enfoque metodológico para estimar la biomasa a nivel general en los bosques, lo cual se considera de utilidad para fundamentar la toma de decisiones sobre el almacenamiento a largo plazo del carbono en los bosques tropicales. Se espera que en estudios futuros se disponga de parcelas de otros bosques con mediciones de la biomasa real, para seguir calibrando el modelo propuesto para la estimación de la biomasa almacenada en los bosques tropicales.

  18. Uso de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para estimar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco Uso de fluorescencia en un método de disector modificado para estimar el número de miocitos en el tejido cardíaco Use of fluorescence in a modified disector method to estimate the number of myocytes in cardiac tissue

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    Rômulo Dias Novaes

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionais de dissector atualmente requerem consideráveis custos financeiros, técnicos e operacionais para estimar o número de células, incluindo cardiomiócitos, em uma área de 3D. OBJETIVO: Usar a microscopia de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para determinar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco em condições normais e patológicas. MÉTODOS: O estudo empregou camundongos Wistar machos com quatro meses de idade e peso de 366,25 ± 88,21 g randomizados em grupos controles (GC, n = 8 e infectados (GI, n = 8. Os animais do GI foram inoculados com cepa Y de T. cruzi (300.000 tripomastigotas/50 g. Após oito semanas, os animais foram pesados e sacrificados. Os Ventrículos Esquerdos (VE foram removidos para análise estereológica da densidade numérica de cardiomiócitos (Nv [c] e o número total dessas células no VE (N [c]. Esses parâmetros foram estimados usando um dissector fluorescente (DF e comparados com os métodos convencionais de dissector óptico (DO e dissector físico (DFi. RESULTADOS: Em ambos os métodos de dissector, os animais do GI apresentaram queda significativa de Nv[c] e N[c] em comparação com os animais do GC (P > 0,05. Uma correlação forte, igual ou superior a 96%, foi obtida entre DF, DO e DFi. CONCLUSÃO: O método DF parece ser igualmente confiável para determinar Nv[c] e N[c] em condições normais e patológicas, apresentando algumas vantagens em relação aos métodos convencionais de dissector: redução de cortes histológicos e imagens na análise estereológica, redução do tempo de análise das imagens, a construção de DF em microscópios simples, utilizando o modo de epifluorescência, distinção de planos de dissector em ampliações inferiores.FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionales de disector actualmente requieren considerables costos financieros, técnicos y operativos para estimar el número de células, incluyendo cardiomiocitos, en un

  19. Opportunities within ASTERICS

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    van der Meer, Rob; Cimò, Giuseppe

    2016-04-01

    ASTERICS, The Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster project, brings together astronomers and astroparticle physicists of 22 institutes in Europe to help Europe's world-leading observatories work together to find common solutions to their Big Data challenges, their interoperability and scheduling, and their data access, searching for cross-cutting solutions with mutual and wide-ranging benefit to all concerned. ASTERICS is a four year project, funded through the European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The facilities supported by ASTERICS include SKA, CTA, KM3NeT, E-ELT. ASTERICS aims to open up multi messenger astronomy to all scientists and the public through the Virtual Observatory and the citizen science work. I will draw a picture of the landscape in which ASTERICS operates and the possible interaction with the Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescope community. Attention will be given to emerging opportunities for the Neutrino community and how these can be recognised or created.

  20. Opportunities within ASTERICS

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    Meer Rob van der

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available ASTERICS, The Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster project, brings together astronomers and astroparticle physicists of 22 institutes in Europe to help Europe's world-leading observatories work together to find common solutions to their Big Data challenges, their interoperability and scheduling, and their data access, searching for cross-cutting solutions with mutual and wide-ranging benefit to all concerned. ASTERICS is a four year project, funded through the European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The facilities supported by ASTERICS include SKA, CTA, KM3NeT, E-ELT. ASTERICS aims to open up multi messenger astronomy to all scientists and the public through the Virtual Observatory and the citizen science work. I will draw a picture of the landscape in which ASTERICS operates and the possible interaction with the Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescope community. Attention will be given to emerging opportunities for the Neutrino community and how these can be recognised or created.

  1. Velocidade crítica como um método não invasivo para estimar a velocidade de lactato mínimo no ciclismo La velocidad crítica como un método no invasivo para estimar la velocidad de lactato mínimo en el ciclismo Critical velocity as a noninvasive method to estimate the lactate minimum velocity on cycling

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    Wolysson Carvalho Hiyane

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A velocidade de lactato mínimo (VLM representa o ponto de equilíbrio entre produção e remoção do lactato sanguíneo (lac. Com objetivo de analisar a validade da velocidade crítica (VC como método não invasivo de estimar a VLM no ciclismo outdoor, 15 ciclistas (67,9 ± 5,7kg; 1,70 ± 0,1m; 26,7 ± 4,2 anos percorreram as distâncias de 2, 4 e 6km em velódromo no menor tempo possível. A VC foi identificada pelo modelo distância-tempo a partir das combinações de séries preditivas de 2 e 4km (VC2/4, 2 e 6km (VC2/6, 4 e 6km (VC4/6 e 2, 4 e 6km (VC2/4/6. Para identificação da VLM foi realizada uma série de 2km à máxima velocidade, seguida de seis séries incrementais de 2km com 1 minuto de pausa para dosagem de lac. A VLM foi identificada visualmente (VLMv e aplicando-se função polinomial (VLMp. Não foram observadas diferenças entre VLMv (33,3 ± 2,5km.h¹ e VLMp (33,1 ± 2,6km.h¹. Com exceção da VC4/6 (34,6 ± 3,5km.h¹, os valores de VC2/4 (38,0 ± 2,2km.h¹, VC2/6 (36,1 ± 2,4km.h¹ e VC2/4/6 (36,1 ± 2,5km.h¹ diferiram da VLMp e VLMv. Os autores concluem que, apesar de ser ~1km/h acima da VLM, a VC identificada a partir de séries preditivas de maior duração (4 e 6km - aproximadamente 6 e 10 min não diferem estatisticamente e apresentam alta correlação e concordância com a VLM. No entanto, é necessário investigar se a VC representa um equilíbrio entre remoção e produção de lac durante exercícios de longa duração no ciclismo outdoor.La velocidad de lactato mínimo (VLM representa el punto de equilibrio entre la producción y la remoción de lactato sanguíneo (lac. Con el objetivo de analizar la validez de la velocidad crítica (VC como método no invasivo de estimar la VLM en el ciclismo "outdoor", 15 ciclistas (67,9 ± 5,7 kg; 1,70 ± 0,1 m; 26,7 ± 4,2 años percorrieron distancias de 2, 4 y 6 km en velódromo en el menor tiempo posible. La VC fue identificada por el modelo distancia-tiempo a partir de

  2. Comparação de métodos para estimar a acidez potencial mediante determinação do pH SMP em Organossolos da Serra do Espinhaço Meridional Comparison of estimation methods of potential acidity by determination of the pH SMP in Organosol of the region Serra do Espinhaço Meridional, Brazil

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    Enilson de Barros Silva; Alexandre Christófaro Silva; Paulo Henrique Grazziotti; Múcio Magno de Melo Farnezi; Celmo Aparecido Ferreira; Hesmael Antonio Orlandi Costa; Ingrid Horak

    2008-01-01

    Apesar do potencial para uso agrícola e das características edáficas peculiares, poucos trabalhos são desenvolvidos para estimar a acidez potencial dos solos com elevado teor de matéria orgânica. O objetivo deste trabalho foi definir um modelo matemático que estime a acidez potencial (H + Al) a partir do pH SMP após determinação do pH do solo em água ou em solução de CaCl2 10 mmol L-1, com leitura do pH na suspensão ou sobrenadante da solução SMP de equilíbrio, em determinada relação solo:tam...

  3. Velocidade crítica como um método não invasivo para estimar a velocidade de lactato mínimo no ciclismo La velocidad crítica como un método no invasivo para estimar la velocidad de lactato mínimo en el ciclismo Critical velocity as a noninvasive method to estimate the lactate minimum velocity on cycling

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    Wolysson Carvalho Hiyane; Herbert Gustavo Simões; Carmen Sílvia Grubert Campbell

    2006-01-01

    A velocidade de lactato mínimo (VLM) representa o ponto de equilíbrio entre produção e remoção do lactato sanguíneo (lac). Com objetivo de analisar a validade da velocidade crítica (VC) como método não invasivo de estimar a VLM no ciclismo outdoor, 15 ciclistas (67,9 ± 5,7kg; 1,70 ± 0,1m; 26,7 ± 4,2 anos) percorreram as distâncias de 2, 4 e 6km em velódromo no menor tempo possível. A VC foi identificada pelo modelo distância-tempo a partir das combinações de séries preditivas de 2 e 4km (VC2/...

  4. Modelo matemático para estimar o acúmulo de matéria seca e prever as épocas do florescimento e do ponto de maturidade fisiológica da cultura de feijão

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    Pimenta Hudson Santos; Fancelli Antônio Luiz; Dourado-Neto Durval

    1999-01-01

    Com o objetivo de elaborar um modelo matemático para estimar o acúmulo de matéria seca, e prever as épocas de florescimento e do ponto de maturidade fisiológica da cultura de feijão, em função da temperatura média diária do ar, foi conduzido um experimento em Piracicaba-SP (22o42?30'? de latitude Sul, 47o38?00'? de longitude Oeste e 546 m de altitude) utilizando o cultivar IAC-Carioca sob dez tratamentos (diferentes níveis de nitrogênio e água). Em função dos resultados obtidos, verificou-se ...

  5. Teledetección satelital cuantitativa para estimar el área basal del bosque de Nothofagus pumilio (Nothofagaceae: El rol del índice de área foliar como información auxiliar Quantitative remote sensing to estimate basal area in Nothofagus pumilio (Nothofagaceae forest: The role of leaf area index as ancillary information

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    GASTÓN M DÍAZ

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Los bosques de lenga (Nothofagus pumilio son el recurso forestal más importante de la región andino patagónica argentina, sin embargo, para implementar planes de manejo en pos de prevenir o revertir su degradación es necesario disponer de mayor información sobre su estructura. Una alternativa para obtener esa información es relacionar datos satelitales con las características del bosque a través de modelos físicos y estadísticos. Pero, ¿cuál es el método más eficaz? El índice de área foliar (IAF se encuentra relacionado con la reflectividad del dosel vegetal a través del modelo de transferencia radiativa PROSAIL, lo que permite desarrollar técnicas de teledetección satelital para estimar el IAF con bases físicas, en vez de con modelos estadísticos. De ese modo se puede aprovechar la relación empírico-biológica existente entre el IAF y la estructura del bosque para estimar el área basal. El objetivo principal fue comparar la exactitud de tres métodos para estimar el área basal de la lenga con datos SPOT-5. Los métodos comparados fueron: estadístico directo (ED, estadístico de dos pasos (E2P y físico-estadístico de dos pasos (FE2P. La exactitud fue evaluada con 24 parcelas no involucradas en el ajuste o calibración de los modelos. No se hallaron diferencias significativas en la exactitud de la alternativa físico-estadística en comparación con las netamente estadísticas. Sin embargo, en base al análisis conjunto de los resultados y lo reportado por otros investigadores, se concluye que la ventaja de utilizar modelos físicos radica en la mayor robustez de la estimación y no en la mayor exactitud.Lenga forests (Nothofagus pumilio are the most important forest resource of the Argentinean Andean Patagonia, however, more information about their structure is needed to implement forest management policies and practices in order to prevent their degradation and revert it. One option to obtain this kind of information

  6. The Aster code

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    The Aster code is a 2D or 3D finite-element calculation code for structures developed by the R and D direction of Electricite de France (EdF). This dossier presents a complete overview of the characteristics and uses of the Aster code: introduction of version 4; the context of Aster (organisation of the code development, versions, systems and interfaces, development tools, quality assurance, independent validation); static mechanics (linear thermo-elasticity, Euler buckling, cables, Zarka-Casier method); non-linear mechanics (materials behaviour, big deformations, specific loads, unloading and loss of load proportionality indicators, global algorithm, contact and friction); rupture mechanics (G energy restitution level, restitution level in thermo-elasto-plasticity, 3D local energy restitution level, KI and KII stress intensity factors, calculation of limit loads for structures), specific treatments (fatigue, rupture, wear, error estimation); meshes and models (mesh generation, modeling, loads and boundary conditions, links between different modeling processes, resolution of linear systems, display of results etc..); vibration mechanics (modal and harmonic analysis, dynamics with shocks, direct transient dynamics, seismic analysis and aleatory dynamics, non-linear dynamics, dynamical sub-structuring); fluid-structure interactions (internal acoustics, mass, rigidity and damping); linear and non-linear thermal analysis; steels and metal industry (structure transformations); coupled problems (internal chaining, internal thermo-hydro-mechanical coupling, chaining with other codes); products and services. (J.S.)

  7. The combined use of reflectance, emissivity and elevation Aster/Terra data for tropical soil studies Uso combinado de dados de reflectância, emissividade e elevação do Aster/Terra para estudo de solos tropicais

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    Fábio Marcelo Breunig

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Reflectance, emissivity and elevation data of the sensor ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer/Terra were used to characterize soil composition variations according to the toposequence position. Normalized data of SWIR (shortwave infrared reflectance and TIR (thermal infrared emissivity, coupled to a soil-fraction image from a spectral mixture model, were evaluated to separate bare soils from nonphotosynthetic vegetation. Regression relationships of some soil properties with reflectance and emissivity data were then applied on the exposed soil pixels. The resulting estimated values were plotted on the ASTER-derived digital elevation model. Results showed that the SWIR bands 5 and 6 and the TIR bands 10 and 14 measured the clay mineral absorption band and the quartz emissivity feature, respectively. These bands improved also the discrimination between nonphotosynthetic vegetation and soils. Despite the differences in pixel size and field sampling size, some soil properties were correlated with reflectance (R² of 0.65 for Al2O3 in band 6; 0.61 for Fe2O3 in band 3 and emissivity (R² of 0.65 for total sand fraction in the 10/14 band ratio. The combined use of reflectance, emissivity and elevation data revealed variations in soil composition with topography in specific parts of the landscape. From higher to lower slope positions, a general decrease in Al2O3 and increase in total sand fraction was observed, due to the prevalence of Rhodic Acrustox at the top and its gradual transition to Typic Acrustox at the bottom.Dados de reflectância, emissividade e elevação do sensor ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer/Terra foram usados para caracterizar variações na composição dos solos com a posição em topossequências. Dados normalizados de reflectância do SWIR (shortwave infrared e de emissividade do TIR (thermal infrared, integrados com a imagem fração-solo de um modelo de

  8. Variance sources and ratios to estimate energy and nutrient intakes in a sample of adolescents from public schools, Natal, Brazil Fontes e razões de variância para estimar a ingestão de energia e nutrientes de uma amostra de adolescentes de escolas públicas

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    Severina Carla Vieira Cunha Lima

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the sources of dietary variance, and determine the variance ratios and the number of days needed for estimating the habitual diet of adolescents. METHODS: Two 24 hour food recalls were used for estimating the energy, macronutrient, fatty acid, fiber and cholesterol intakes of 366 adolescents attending Public Schools in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The variance ratio between the intrapersonal and interpersonal variances, determined by Analysis of Variance, was calculated. The number of days needed for estimating the habitual intake of each nutrient was given by the hypothetical correlation (r>0.9 between the actual and observed nutrient intakes. RESULTS: Sources of interpersonal variation were higher for all nutrients and in both genders. Variance ratios were OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever as fontes de variância da dieta, determinar as razões de variâncias e o número de dias necessários para estimar a dieta habitual em adolescentes. MÉTODOS: A ingestão de energia, macronutrientes, ácidos graxos, fibra e colesterol foram estimadas por meio de dois recordatórios de 24 horas, aplicados em 366 adolescentes de escolas públicas de Natal, Rio Grande do Norte. A razão de variância foi calculada entre o componente da variância intrapessoal e interpessoal, determinada pela Análise de Variância. A definição do número de dias para a estimativa da ingestão habitual de cada nutriente foi obtida considerando a correlação hipotética de (r>0,9, entre a verdadeira ingestão de nutrientes e a observada. RESULTADOS: As fontes de variância interpessoal foram maiores para todos os nutrientes e em ambos os sexos. As razões de variâncias foram <1 para todos os nutrientes, e mais elevadas no sexo feminino. Dois dias de recordatórios de 24 horas seriam suficientes para avaliar com precisão o consumo de energia, carboidratos, fibra, ácidos graxos saturados e monoinsaturados

  9. Valoración de la idoneidad de lso índices PCI y MFI para estimar la concentración y agresividad de las precipitaciones en la Comunidad Valenciana

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    Pascual, Juan Antonio; Añó Vidal, Carlos; Sánchez Díaz, Juan; Masía Mira, F. J.; Arnau Rosalén, E.

    2001-01-01

    [ES] En este trabajo se analiza, a partir de los datos procedentes de 234 estaciones meteorológicas, tanto la concentración de las precipitaciones anuales y mensuales como su agresividad climática en la Comunidad Valenciana. Utilizando métodos geoestadísticos se obtiene la regionalización de la variable de manera que se puedan observar las diferencias de su distribución espacial. Inicialmente, se aplica el Indice de Concentración de las Precipitaciones (PCI) de Oliver para la esti...

  10. Tamaños de muestra para estimar la estructura de tallas de las capturas de langostino colorado en la zona centro-norte de Chile: una aproximación a través de remuestreo Sample sizes for estimating the catch size distribution of squat lobster in north-central Chile: a resampling approach

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    Carlos Montenegro Silva

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó el desempeño de distintos tamaños de muestra para estimar la composición de tallas de las capturas del langostino colorado (Pleuroncodes monodon, a partir de un procedimiento de remuestreo computacional. Se seleccionaron datos recolectados en mayo de 2002 entre los 29°10'S y 32°10'S. A partir de éstos, se probaron siete escenarios de muestreo de viajes de pesca (1-7 viajes, 12 escenarios de número de ejemplares muestreados (25, 50,...300, cada 25 ejemplares y dos estrategias de muestreo de lances de pesca al interior de un viaje de pesca (censo de lances y muestreo sistemático. Se probó la combinación de todos estos escenarios, lo que permitió analizar el desempeño de 168 escenarios de tamaño de muestra para estimar la composición de tallas por sexo. Los resultados indicaron una disminución en el índice de error en la estimación de la distribución de frecuencia de tallas, conforme aumentó el número de viajes de pesca, con disminuciones progresivamente menores entre escenarios adyacentes. Del mismo modo, se verificó una disminución en el índice de error al aumentar el número de ejemplares muestreados, con mejoras marginales sobre los 175 ejemplares.The performances of different sample sizes for estimating the size distribution of squat lobster (Pleuroncodes monodon catches were analyzed using a computer resampling procedure. The data selected were gathered in May 2002 between 29°10'S and 32°10'S. These data were used to test seven sampling scenarios for fishing trips (1-7 trips, twelve scenarios of the number of individuals sampled per tow (25, 50,..., 300, and two within-trip sampling strategies (sampling all tows and systematic tow sampling. By testing the combination of all these scenarios, we were able to analyze the performance of 168 scenarios of sample size for estimating the composition of sizes by sex. The results indicate a lower error index for estimates of the size frequency distribution as the

  11. Avaliação de métodos de correção do estande para estimar a produtividade em milho Evaluation of stand correction methods to estimate productivity in cornfields

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    Edilson Romais Schmildt; Cosme Damião Cruz; José Cola Zanuncio; Paulo Roberto Gomes Pereira; Romário Gava Ferrão

    2001-01-01

    Este trabalho objetivou determinar o método de correção de estande mais adequado aos dados de produtividade na cultura do milho, na avaliação de 33 cultivares, em oito ambientes. Os métodos avaliados foram: sem correção, regra de três, método de Zuber, covariância de estande médio, covariância de estande ideal, o método proposto por Cruz, o método proposto por Vencovsky & Cruz, e o proposto neste trabalho, de correção estratificada com base no agrupamento de cultivares, para a característica ...

  12. ASTER DEM performance

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    Fujisada, H.; Bailey, G.B.; Kelly, Glen G.; Hara, S.; Abrams, M.J.

    2005-01-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument onboard the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Terra spacecraft has an along-track stereoscopic capability using its a near-infrared spectral band to acquire the stereo data. ASTER has two telescopes, one for nadir-viewing and another for backward-viewing, with a base-to-height ratio of 0.6. The spatial resolution is 15 m in the horizontal plane. Parameters such as the line-of-sight vectors and the pointing axis were adjusted during the initial operation period to generate Level-1 data products with a high-quality stereo system performance. The evaluation of the digital elevation model (DEM) data was carried out both by Japanese and U.S. science teams separately using different DEM generation software and reference databases. The vertical accuracy of the DEM data generated from the Level-1A data is 20 m with 95% confidence without ground control point (GCP) correction for individual scenes. Geolocation accuracy that is important for the DEM datasets is better than 50 m. This appears to be limited by the spacecraft position accuracy. In addition, a slight increase in accuracy is observed by using GCPs to generate the stereo data. ?? 2005 IEEE.

  13. Modelos de ponto crítico para estimar danos causados pela ferrugem da folha da aveia branca Critical yield models to estimate the damage caused by leaf rust in white oat

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    Erlei Melo Reis

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Em experimentos conduzidos no campo, nas safras agrícolas de 1995 e 1996, gerou-se o gradiente da intensidade da ferrugem da folha da aveia branca, cultivar UPF 13, pela aplicação nos órgãos aéreos de doses crescentes do fungicida triadimenol. As equações das funções de dano foram obtidas pela correlação entre o rendimento de grãos e a incidência da doença em diferentes estádios fenológicos da cultura. Na safra de 1995 as equações obtidas foram R= 2.103,5 - 17,983I e R= 2.404,6 - 12,832I, respectivamente para alongamento e emborrachamento, e em 1996, R= 3.889,2 - 27,871I e R= 5.366,4 - 20,999I, respectivamente para emborrachamento e floração (R= rendimento de grãos e I= incidência foliar. Estas equações, contendo o coeficiente de dano, permitem calcular o limiar de dano econômico (LDE tomado como critério indicador do momento para o início do controle químico da ferrugem da folha da aveia. As reduções no rendimento de grãos, no peso do hectolitro e no peso de mil sementes, atingiram, respectivamente 57,13%, 16,64% e 21,49% na safra 1995 e 19,79%, 13,39% e 16,33%, na safra 1996.In field experiments carried out in the 1995 and 1996 growing seasons, the gradient of leaf rust intensity on the white oat cultivar UPF 13 was generated by spraying the above ground plant parts of the crop with different rates of the fungicide triadimenol. Damage equations were obtained relating grain yield and disease incidence at different growing stages. In the 1995 growing season the equations were: R= 2,103.5 -17.983I and R= 2,404.6 - 12.832I, for elongation and boot stage, respectively, and for 1996, R= 3,889.2 - 27.871I and R= 5,366.4 - 20.999I (where R= grain yield; I= disease as foliar incidence, for booting and flowering stages respectively. These equations, having the damage coefficient, may be used to calculate the economic damage threshold (LDE as a criterion to indicate the moment for the fungicide application to control leaf

  14. Determinação de fatores multiplicativos para estimar a produção de leite no dia do controle leiteiro, a partir da produção de leite da manhã ou da tarde Determination of multiplicative factors to estimate the milk production at the daily milk yield control, from the morning or afternoon milk yield

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    Tarcísio de Moraes Gonçalves

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar fatores multiplicativos para estimar a produção de leite (PD no dia do controle leiteiro, com base na produção de leite da ordenha da manhã (PM ou da tarde (PT, obtidos de 3632 lactações de 2143 vacas da raça Gir, filhas de 336 touros, de registros entre 1986 e 1996. Ano de parto (A, duração da lactação - linear (DL, idade ao parto - linear e quadrática (I e um fator K (possíveis interações duplas, triplas e quadrupla entre nível de manejo (baixo-alto, classe de ordem de parto (primíparas-multíparas, estação de parição (águas-seca e nove classes de intervalo do parto ao controle leiteiro foram considerados, no modelo, para se ajustarem aos fatores multiplicativos da manhã (FM e da tarde (FT. Foram observados efeitos significativos de A, I, DL e K sobre os fatores, à exceção do efeito da DL sobre FT, sugerindo o uso de fatores que considerem simultaneamente os efeitos contidos em K, além de A, I e DL, para se obterem estimativas mais precisas da produção de leite no dia do controle leiteiro. Os fatores multiplicativos da manhã diminuíram no decorrer da lactação, em ambas as estações, para multíparas e primíparas e animais criados em rebanhos de alto nível de manejo. No entanto, FT tendeu a aumentar, tanto para vacas como para primíparas, nas duas estações e em rebanhos que se encontram em ambos os níveis de manejo, exceto para vacas em rebanhos de baixo nível de manejo, na estação das águas, que não apresentaram comportamento constante.The objective of this work was to determine the multiplicative factors to estimate the milk production (DP based on the morning (MM or afternoon (AP milk yield and their were obtained of 3,632 lactations from 2,143 cows of the Gir breed, daughters of 335 sires, from 1993 to 1996 records. The calving year (Y lactation length - linear (LL, calving age - linear and quadratic (A and a factor K (the possible double, triple and

  15. Um novo clorofilômetro para estimar os teores de clorofila em folhas do capim Tifton 85 A new chlorophyll meter to estimate chlorophyll contents in leaves of Tifton 85 bermudagrass

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    Élio Barbieri Junior

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O propósito deste trabalho foi verificar o desempenho de um novo clorofilometro portátil, em parcelas experimentais vegetadas com o capim-Tifton 85 (Cynodon spp.. Para tal, foi utilizado um experimento de curta duração, em que três doses de N (0,75 e 150kg de N ha-1 foram combinadas com quatro datas de amostragem (8, 16, 24 e 28 dias após um corte de uniformização. As análises foram feitas em lâminas da folha mais nova totalmente expandida. Os teores das clorofilas a, b e a+b foram quantificados espectrofotometricamente após a extração com acetona 80%, enquanto que o clorofilômetro forneceu os correspondentes valores de Índice de Clorofila Falker (ICF. As leituras do aparelho foram sensíveis tanto às doses de N quanto às datas de amostragem. Foram obtidas correlações positivas entre ambos os métodos de quantificação (clorofila a: r=0,646; b: r=0,797; e total: r=0,721, que evidenciaram a utilidade desse novo clorofilometro na determinação indireta dos teores de clorofila foliar no capim-Tifton 85.The purpose of this research was to evaluate the performance of a new portable chlorophyll meter in the indirect determination of chlorophyll contents in Tifton 85 bermudagrass leaves. In a field trial of short duration, three N doses (0, 75 and 150kg ha-1 were combined with four sampling dates (8, 16, 24 e 28 days after a cut for sward uniformity in completely randomized blocks, with treatments arranged in a split-plot design. Analyses were performed in the youngest fully expanded leaf blade. Contents of chlorophylls a, b and total were quantified spectrophotometrically, after extraction with acetone 80%, while chlorophyll meter readings, expressed as Falker Chlorophyll Index (FCI units, provided the same information. Chlorophyll meter readings were sensitive to both N rates and sampling dates. It were obtained significant positive correlations between both methods (chlorophyll a: r=0.646, chlorophyll b: r=0.797 and for total

  16. Uso de informações obtidas no transporte de madeira e no inventário florestal para estimar o volume em esteréos Information obtained from timber transportation and forest inventory for the estimation of volume in steres

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    Valdir Carlos Lima de Andrade

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver uma metodologia para estimação do volume em estéreos sem uma amostragem prévia do empilhamento das toras. Os dados necessários são provenientes do inventário florestal e do transporte da madeira. Foi adotado o "método dos espaços vazios" para ilustrar o emprego das informações supracitadas. Foram utilizados dados de 91 parcelas de inventário pré-corte e de transporte do volume de um plantio de híbrido Eucalyptus grandis x Eucalyptus urophylla, com uma área de 243,1 ha. As equações geradas para estimar o volume em estéreos resultaram em um erro de -0,76% ou -2,34 st/ha para a equação advinda de deduções do método dos espaços vazios e de 4,54% ou 11,61 st/ha para a equação gerada com o emprego do modelo de taper de Demaerschalk. Estes resultados evidenciam que a metodologia apresentada gera resultados promissores, permitindo utilizar informações representativas da situação de uso da unidade estéreos.The objective of this work was to develop a methodology to estimate volume in steres (st without a previous log staking sampling. Data from a forest inventory and timber transportation were used. The "Empty Spaces Method" was adopted to illustrate the application of the information. Data on 91 plots of a pre-cut and transport inventory of a Eucalyptus grandis x Eucalyptus urophylla hybride planting volume, with na area of 243.1 ha, were utilized. The equations generated to estimate the volume in steres resulted in an error of -0.76% or -2.34 st/ha, for the equation generated from the "empty spaces method" deductions and of 4.54% or 11.61 st/ha, for the equation generated from application the Demaerschalk taper model. These results indicate that this methodology generates promising results, allowing to apply representative information on the use of the steres unit.

  17. NASA ASTER Level 1T

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is an advanced multispectral imager that was launched on board NASA's Terra spacecraft in...

  18. Comparação de métodos alternativos para estimar a produção de leite de vacas da raça Gir Comparison of alternative methods to estimate the milk yield of cows from Gyr breed

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    Tarcísio de Moraes Gonçalves

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi comparar métodos alternativos para estimar a produção de leite de vacas da raça Gir. Um total de 3632 lactações de vacas da raça Gir, no período de 1986 a 1996, foi analisado. Os métodos foram: A - controle na ordenha da manhã realizado nos meses ímpares e o da ordenha da tarde nos meses pares - a produção da ordenha da manhã foi multiplicada pelo fator multiplicativo da manhã (FM, e a da tarde pelo fator multiplicativo da tarde (FT, B e D - controle realizado na ordenha da manhã (em B a produção da manhã foi multiplicada pelo FM e em D produção foi duplicada; C e E - controle realizado na ordenha da tarde (em C produção da tarde foi multiplicada pelo FT e em E foi duplicada. Todos os métodos foram comparados com a produção real (R. O método A mostrou-se mais preciso, sendo a precisão do método C intermediária entre os métodos B e D. Correlações de Pearson entre as produções estimadas pelos diferentes métodos e R, pela produção até 305 dias e pela produção total foram, respectivamente, 0,98; 0,95; e 0,96 para A, 0,97; 0,93; e 0,95 para B, 0,93; 0,90; e 0,89 para C, 0,97; 0,94; e 0,95 para D e 0,93; 0,89; e 0,89 para E. O método A mostrou-se o mais viável para estimar a produção de leite no dia do controle leiteiro, por sua praticidade e precisão, enquanto os metodos C e E foram os piores entre os metodos de controle avaliados.The objective of this work was to compare the alternative methods to estimate the milk yield of cows from Gyr breed. A total of 3,632 lactations from of Gyr breed cows, from 1986 to 1996, were analyzed. The methods were: A - the morning milking control was performed in the odd months and the afternoon milking control in the even months - the yield of the morning milking control was multiplied by the multiplicative factor of the morning (MF and that of evening by the multiplicative factor of the afternoon (AF, B and D - the control was performed in

  19. Uso de equações para estimar carbono orgânico em plantações de Acacia mearnsii De Wild. no Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil Use of equations to estimate organic carbon in Acacia mearnsii De Wild plantations in Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil

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    Fabio Luiz Fleig Saidelles

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Para entender a importância das florestas e plantações florestais como sumidouros de carbono, é necessário desenvolver e aprimorar as metodologias de estimativa de biomassa e carbono. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar o estoque de carbono orgânico (CO em plantações de Acacia mearnsii com 4 anos de idade. A área de trabalho localiza-se na cidade de Arroio dos Ratos, RS, nas coordenadas 30º07'12"de latitude sul e 51º57'45" de longitude oeste, com altitude média de 90 m. Após a realização de inventário florestal, foram abatidas 21 árvores, distribuídas em sete classes diamétricas, para cobrir a heterogeneidade do povoamento. Em seguida, determinaram-se a biomassa e o teor de CO dos componentes: folha, galho vivo, galho morto, madeira, casca e raiz. A estimativa do estoque de CO em povoamentos de Acacia mearnssi e nos seus compartimentos das árvores pode ser realizada por meio de equações matemáticas. O total de CO estocado na biomassa é de 29,79 Mg ha-1, distribuídos da seguinte forma: 64% na madeira, 11% na raiz, 9% na casca, 7% nos galhos vivos e 4% nos galhos mortos e nas folhas.To understand the importance of the forests and forest plantations as carbon sink, it is necessary to develop and improve the methodologies to estimate biomass and carbon. The aim of this study was to estimate the organic carbon (OC stock in 4-year-old plantations of Acacia mearnsii . The work area is located in Arroio dos Ratos-RS, in a farm of the Agroseta S.A. corporation, with coordinates 30º07'12" latitude south and 51º57'45" longitude west, and average altitude of 90 m. After the performance of the forest inventory, 21 trees were felled, distributed in 7-diameter classes to cover stand heterogeneity. The biomass and organic carbon were determined for: leaves, live branch, dead branch, wood, bark and roots. The estimate of the OC stock in Acacia mearnssi plantations and in its tree compartments can be carried out using

  20. ASTER Flyby of San Francisco

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    2002-01-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer, ASTER, is an international project: the instrument was supplied by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry. A joint US/Japan science team developed algorithms for science data products, and is validating instrument performance. With its 14 spectral bands, extremely high spatial resolution, and 15 meter along-track stereo capability, ASTER is the zoom lens of the Terra satellite. The primary mission goals are to characterize the Earth's surface; and to monitor dynamic events and processes that influence habitability at human scales. ASTER's monitoring and mapping capabilities are illustrated by this series of images of the San Francisco area. The visible and near infrared image reveals suspended sediment in the bays, vegetation health, and details of the urban environment. Flying over San Francisco (3.2MB) (high-res (18.3MB)), we see the downtown, and shadows of the large buildings. Past the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, we cross San Pablo Bay and enter Suisun Bay. Turning south, we fly over the Berkeley and Oakland Hills. Large salt evaporation ponds come into view at the south end of San Francisco Bay. We turn northward, and approach San Francisco Airport. Rather than landing and ending our flight, we see this is as only the beginning of a 6 year mission to better understand the habitability of the world on which we live. For more information: ASTER images through Visible Earth ASTER Web Site Image courtesy of MITI, ERSDAC, JAROS, and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

  1. Estudo de caso-controle para desenvolver e estimar a validade discriminante de um questionário de avaliação de abuso sexual em crianças Development of a questionnaire for the assessment of sexual abuse in children and estimation of its discriminant validity: a case-control study

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    Edila Pizzato Salvagni

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Desenvolver e estimar a validade discriminante de instrumento para determinar a probabilidade de ocorrência do abuso sexual em crianças. MÉTODOS: Estudo de caso-controle com 201 crianças que consultaram em ambulatórios de pediatria e locais de referência para vítimas de violência sexual, entre março e novembro de 2004. Casos eram crianças com suspeita ou revelação de abuso sexual e controles eram crianças sem suspeita de abuso sexual. Aplicamos, aos responsáveis, questionário com 18 itens e cinco opções de respostas segundo a escala Likert, abordando comportamento e sintomas físicos e emocionais apresentados pelas crianças. Excluímos nove crianças sem controle esfincteriano e um item com poucas respostas. Avaliamos a validade de constructo discriminante e a consistência interna dos itens com obtenção de coeficientes de correlação (Pearson, Spearman e Goodman-Kruskal, coeficiente alfa de Cronbach e cálculo da área da curva ROC (receiver operator characteristics. Calculamos a razão de verossimilhança e os valores preditivos positivos para os cinco itens do questionário com os melhores desempenhos. RESULTADOS: Questionário composto pelos cinco itens que melhor discriminaram crianças com e sem abuso sexual em dois contextos. A pontuação resultante da soma das respostas com pesos de 0 a 4 (amplitude de 0 a 20, através do teorema de Bayes (razão de verossimilhança, indica a probabilidade pós-teste de abuso sexual. CONCLUSÕES: O instrumento proposto é de fácil aplicação, auxiliando na identificação de crianças vítimas de abuso sexual. Definiu-se a pontuação que indica a probabilidade de abuso sexual, orientando na conduta de cuidado à criança.OBJECTIVES: To develop an instrument to determine the probability of child sexual abuse and to estimate the questionnaire's discriminant validity. METHODS: Case-control study of 201 children seen at pediatric clinics and referral centers for the

  2. Identificación de metabasaltos alterados mediante datos ASTER

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Los datos del sensor ASTER permitieron desarrollar una metodología sencilla, utilizando las bandas del infrarrojo de onda corta (subsistema SWIR, para prospectar cuerpos ígneos alterados que manifiestan diferencias espectrales con respecto a la roca de caja. A modo de ejemplo se detectó la alteración clorítica presente en metabasaltos intercalados en metasedimentitas de la Formación Puntilla de Uspallata en la Precordillera mendocina.

  3. Comparison of the ActiGraph acceloremeter and Bouchard diary to estimate energy expenditure in Spanish adolescents Comparación del acelerómetro Actigraph y el diario de Bouchard para estimar el gasto energético en adolescentes españoles

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the agreement between the ActiGraph accelerometer and the Bouchard diary to estimate energy expenditure (EE in a Spanish adolescent population. Methods: Sixty-one Spanish adolescents, aged 12-16 years, were recruited for this study. The Bouchard diary and the ActiGraph were administered for 3 consecutive days. EE estimated by the Bouchard diary was calculated using 2 different MET category values (BD-Bouchard and BD-Bratteby. EE estimated by the ActiGraph was calculated using 3 predictive equations (AC-Trost, AC-Freedson, and AC-Ekelund. Participants with complete 24 h data were also analyzed to control the possible loss of accuracy. Agreement was examined by Pearson and concordance correlations, paired t-test, and Bland-Altman method. Results: Thirty-seven adolescents were included in the analyses with complete 72 h. Relationships between EE calculated by the Bouchard diary and the ActiGraph were high (ranged: r = 0.61-0.78. Concordance correlations were moderate (r c = 0.60 by BD-Bratteby and AC-Trost, and low using BD-Bratteby and AC-Ekelund (r c = 0.15. EE estimated by BD-Bratteby and AC-Trost also showed no significant differences (P> 0.05 and absolutely agree 0.0 ± 5.0 MJ/d (95% confidence interval: ± 0.90 MJ/d, but with wide limits of agreement (± 9.80 MJ/d. Relationships were higher and differences were smaller in the 72 h sample than in the 24 h sample. Conclusions: The Bouchard diary and the ActiGraph showed high relationships, moderate concordance, and large differences to estimate EE in Spanish adolescents. Advantages, disadvantages, and agreements between both instruments must be taking into consideration for health-related research.Introducción: el objetivo de este estudio ha sido evaluar el grado de acuerdo entre el acelerómetro ActiGraph y el diario de Bouchard para estimar el gasto energético (GE en una población de adolescentes españoles. Métodos: 61 adolescentes espa

  4. Uso del Índice de Área Foliar y del Porcentaje de Cobertura del Suelo Para Estimar la Radiación Interceptada en Papa Use of Leaf Area Index and Ground Cover to Estimate Intercepted Radiation in Potato

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    Antonio de la Casa

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Debido a que no existen antecedentes en el cinturón verde de Córdoba, Argentina, del uso de aparatos para medir el índice de área foliar (IAF a través de la intercepción lumínica en el cultivo de papa (Solanum tuberosum L., se desarrolló un trabajo con estos objetivos: i evaluar el empleo y capacidad de un instrumento óptico para determinar el IAF; ii verificar la utilización del IAF y de la cobertura del suelo como mediciones alternativas del desarrollo de la parte aérea del cultivo, a fin de estimar la fracción de radiación interceptada (fAPAR. Las mediciones se realizaron durante la campaña de papa semitardía del año 2005 (del 4 de febrero al 1 de junio, en un ensayo de densidad de plantación ubicado próximo a la ciudad de Córdoba (31°30’ lat. Sur, 64°08’ long. Oeste, 402 m.s.n.m., que consistió de tres tratamientos, en pl m-2: 6,0 ± 0,6 (TDC; 3,9 ± 0,2 (TDB y 7,9 ± 0,7 (TDA. El IAF se midió por medio de un interceptómetro óptico y el porcentaje de cobertura del suelo (%C a partir de fotografías digitales. Los valores de IAF calculados con las mediciones del interceptómetro se contrastaron con determinaciones fotogramétricas, obteniendo una correlación aceptable (R² = 0,80; P Since there is no information in the green belt of Córdoba, Argentine, about the use of instruments to measure leaf area index (IAF through light interception in potato crop (Solanum tuberosum L., a study was developed with the objectives of: i evaluating the employment and capacity of an optic instrument to determine IAF in a potato crop; ii verifying IAF and ground cover (%C using alternative measurements of crop canopy development to estimate intercepted radiation (fAPAR. The measurements were carried out during 2005 (from February 4 to June 1, in a plantation density experiment near Córdoba (31º30' S lat, 64º08' W long, 402 m.a.s.l., with three treatments, in pl m-2: 6.0 ± 0.6 (TDC; 3.9 ± 0.2 (TDB and 7.9 ± 0.7 (TDA. IAF

  5. Inclusão da covariância genética direta-materna no modelo para estimar parâmetros e predizer valores genéticos para ganho de peso em bovinos da raça Angus Inclusion of genetic direct-maternal covariance in the model to estimate genetic parameters and to predict breeding values for weight gains in Angus cattle

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    Luiz Felipe Waihrich Guterres

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de estimar o efeito da inclusão da covariância genética direta-materna no modelo de análise sobre as estimativas de parâmetros genéticos e predição de valores genéticos (VG para ganho médio diário do nascimento à desmama (GMDND e da desmama ao sobreano (GMDDS, foram utilizados registros de 11.202 e de 4.665 animais da raça Angus, respectivamente, para GMDND e GMDDS. As (covariâncias foram obtidas adotando-se um modelo animal que, para GMDND, incluiu os efeitos aleatórios genéticos aditivos diretos e maternos e residual, os efeitos fixos de grupo de contemporâneos à desmama, além das covariáveis idade da vaca ao parto (IV e idade do animal à desmama e, para GMDDS, considerou os efeitos aleatórios descritos e os fixos de grupo de contemporâneos ao sobreano, além das covariáveis IV e idade do animal ao sobreano. Para ambos os modelos, foi considerado aleatório o efeito de ambiente permanente da vaca. As herdabilidades diretas estimadas para GMDND foram 0,25 não considerando e 0,55 considerando a covariância genética direta-materna; comportamento similar foi observado para a herdabilidade materna (0,07 e 0,22. Para GMDDS, as herdabilidades diretas estimadas foram similares: 0,21 não considerando a covariância e 0,22 quando a covariância foi considerada. O teste da razão de verossimilhança mostrou não haver diferença significativa, a 5% de probabilidade, entre os modelos adotados para ambas as características. As correlações entre os efeitos genéticos aditivos diretos e maternos foram negativas, tanto para GMDND quanto para GMDDS. As correlações de Spearman entre os ordenamentos dos reprodutores, de acordo com seus valores genéticos (rank correlation, obtidos incluindo e não incluindo a covariância entre os efeitos diretos e maternos no modelo de análise (0,88 para GMDND e 0,99 para GMDDS sugerem que a inclusão da covariância genética direta-materna no modelo é relevante somente para

  6. Use of spectral data for estimating the relationship between iron oxides and 2:1 minerals with their respective reflectancesUso de dados espectrais para estimar a relação entre óxidos de ferro e minerais 2:1 com suas respectivas reflectâncias

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    Everson Cezar

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Iron oxides and 2:1 minerals have a strong influence on the spectral behavior of soils. However, studies that address more deeply the relationship between them and their reflectances are scarce. Thus, the objective of this study was to estimate the relationship between iron oxides and 2:1 minerals with their reflectance factors, and assess whether such a relationship presents a linear behavior. The experimental design was completely randomized with four replicates per treatment. The spectral readings of the samples of hematite, goethite, magnetite and bentonite were performed using the equipment FieldSpec jr 3, which covers the spectral range from 350 to 2500 nm. After the readings, were chosen the intervals that best represented the minerals and performed statistical analysis from the average reflectance factors found in these points. The results showed that the hematite, goethite and magnetite have nonlinear relationship with their reflectance factors, while bentonite has not only linear relationship in the range studied, but in the entire area covered by the equipment. Thus, we conclude that relatively small amounts of iron oxides are able to affect soil reflectance in the same way that amounts close to 100%. With respect to mineral 2:1 concludes that the increase in the proportion of them in a certain class of soil leads to a progressive decrease of the reflectance factor across the entire spectrum-optical, as described for other elements. Os óxidos de ferro e os minerais 2:1 possuem forte influência sobre o comportamento espectral dos solos. No entanto, estudos que abordem de maneira mais profunda a relação entre ambos e suas respectivas reflectâncias são escassos. Desta forma, o objetivo deste trabalho foi de estimar a relação entre óxidos de ferro e minerais 2:1 com seus respectivos fatores de reflectância, e avaliar se tal relação apresenta comportamento linear. O delineamento utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado com 4

  7. Aplicación de modelos estructurales marginales para estimar los efectos de la terapia antirretroviral en 5 cohortes de seroconvertores al virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana Marginal structural models application to estimate the effects of antiretroviral therapy in 5 cohorts of HIV seroconverters

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    Santiago Pérez-Hoyos

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Los métodos convencionales tienen limitaciones para ajustar por factores de confusión dependientes del tiempo para evaluar la efectividad poblacional de tratamientos en estudios observacionales. En este trabajo se muestra un nuevo tipo de metodología, los modelos estructurales marginales (MEM, y se estima la efectividad de la terapia antirretroviral de gran actividad (TARGA sobre la incidencia de sida o muerte. Sujetos y métodos: Se identificaron los sujetos sin TARGA seguidos a partir de 1997 en las cohortes de seroconvertores al virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH del proyecto GEMES (Grupo de Estudio Multicéntrico Español de Seroconvertores. Para estimar el efecto sobre la incidencia de sida o muerte, se obtuvieron los parámetros de un MEM mediante una regresión logística ponderada por probabilidad inversa. La estimación de los pesos se basó en el recuento de CD4, el tiempo desde la seroconversión, el sexo, la edad, la categoría de trasmisión y el tratamiento previo. Resultados: Los 917 sujetos elegibles se siguieron durante una media de 3,4 años, durante los cuales se observaron 139 desenlaces de interés. El 42,1% de los participantes recibió TARGA durante el estudio. La tasa relativa fue de 1,01 (intervalo de confianza &(IC& del 95%, 0,68-1,49 mediante un modelo de Cox convencional sin covariables, y de 0,90 (IC del 95%, 0,61-1,32 mediante un modelo de Cox convencional con covariables cambiantes en el tiempo. La tasa relativa causal estimada por un MEM fue de 0,74 (IC del 95%, 0,49-1,12. Conclusiones: El efecto beneficioso del TARGA encontrado por los MEM está bien establecido, pero los modelos convencionales no pudieron detectarlo. El uso de un MEM permitió ajustar apropiadamente por la variable CD4, que es a la vez una variable de confusión dependiente del tiempo y está afectada por el uso previo de tratamiento.Objectives: Standard methods to evaluate population effectiveness of treatments in observational

  8. Novas funções para estimar a produção de leite, em 305 dias de lactação, de vacas da raça Gir New functions to estimate 305-days milk production of Gir cows

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    Geovanne Ferreira Rebouças

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos neste estudo foram, a partir da forma generalizada da função de Michaelis-Menten, derivar novas funções, acumulada e diária, para estimar a produção de leite, em 305 dias de lactação, de vacas da raça Gir, usando informações de produção de leite no dia do controle leiteiro. Foram utilizadas 7.412 lactações de 3.416 vacas da raça Gir com partos entre 1987 e 2004, distribuídos em 51 rebanhos participantes do Programa Nacional de Melhoramento Genético do Gir Leiteiro, coordenado pela Embrapa Gado de Leite e pela Associação Brasileira dos Criadores de Gir Leiteiro. Foram ajustados os modelos para as subclasses nível de produção (Alto > 2.628 kg de leite na lactação; Baixo 5. Os valores do desvio-padrão residual variaram de 0,131 a 0,984, os do Coeficiente de Determinação (R² foram próximos de 1 e de Durbin-Watsom foram próximos de 2. A estatística de Theil (U apresentou valores de U M e U V próximos de 0 e de U C próximos de 1, sugerindo acurácia das estimativas. Estes resultados indicam bom ajuste da função. A persistência da lactação relaciona-se ao parâmetro d e o tempo de ocorrência do pico da lactação se relaciona simultaneamente com os parâmetros d e n. Então, as novas funções ajustam-se bem a lactações de vacas da raça Gir e são caracterizadas pela simplicidade no procedimento de ajuste, pela facilidade de interpretação biológica dos parâmetros e pela flexibilidade, ou seja, é possível obter a função acumulada a partir da função diária. As novas funções apresentam-se como funções alternativas para projetar lactações não encerradas e podem ser utilizadas na avaliação genética de animais em programas de melhoramento genético.This study aimed to calculate new accumulated and daily functions based on the Michaelis-Menten equation to estimate the 305-days production of Gir cows using test day milk yields. Data consisted of 7,412 lactation records of 3,416 Gir

  9. Comparison of ASTER TOA Radiance with MODIS

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    Kanno, Hiroto; Iwasaki, Akira

    Synergistic fusion of multi-resolution remote sensing images is important to data users that require observation frequency, spatial resolution and observation wavelength. However, it requires compatibility of these data products. Top of Atmosphere (TOA) radiances of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) are compared in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) and it is found that the sensitivity of MODIS is slightly higher and that the ASTER radiance is higher at the lower reflectance regions. ASTER suffers from stray light phenomena because of the nature of a pushbroom sensor, which stands out for SWIR. In contrast, MODIS is free from ghost phenomena in reflective bands, although existence of stray light is known in thermal bands. In this work, correction of stray light in ASTER is carried out using MODIS images with a wider swath, which makes the correction of full scene of ASTER images.

  10. Equações de regressão para estimar valores energéticos do grão de trigo e seus subprodutos para frangos de corte, a partir de análises químicas Regression equations to evaluate the energy values of wheat grain and its by-products for broiler chickens from chemical analyses

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    F.M.O. Borges; H.S. Rostagno; C.E.P. Saad; N.M. Rodriguez; E.A Teixeira; L.B. Lara; W.S. Mendes; V.L Araújo

    2003-01-01

    Um experimento foi realizado com frangos de corte para a obtenção de equações de predição da energia a partir de análises químicas e dados de energia metabolizável (EM) utilizando como alimentos-teste o trigo e alguns de seus produtos, comparando quatro metodologias de estimação. Sete alimentos oriundos do trigo e uma ração-referência foram utilizados nos cinco tratamentos: trigo integral moído, gérmen de trigo, farinha de trigo clara, farinha de trigo escura, farelo de trigo para uso humano,...

  11. Evapotranspiration estimates using ASTER thermal infrared imagery

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    Schmugge, Thomas J.; French, Andrew; Kustas, William P.

    2002-01-01

    The recent availability of multi-band thermal infrared imagery from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission & Reflection radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite has made feasible the estimation of evapotranspiration at 90 meter resolution. One critical variable in evapotranspiration models is surface temperature. With ASTER the temperature can be reliably determined over a wide range of vegetative conditions. The requirements for accurate temperature measurement include minimization of atmospheric effects, correction for surface emissivity variations and sufficient resolution for the type of vegetative cover. When ASTER imagery are combined with meteorological observations, these requirements are usually met and result in surface temperatures accurate within 1-2 C. ASTER-based evapotranspiration estimates were made during September 2000 over a sub-humid regions at the USDA/ARS Grazinglands research laboratory near El Reno in central Oklahoma. Daily evapotranspiration was estimated by applying instantaneous ASTER surface temperatures, as well as ASTER-based vegetation indices from visible-near infrared bands, to a two-source energy flux model and combining the result with separately acquired hourly solar radiation data. The estimates of surface fluxes show reasonable agreement (within 50-100 W/m2) with ground-based Bowen Ratio Energy Balance measurements and illustrate how ASTER measurements can be applied to heterogeneous terrain. There are some significant discrepancies, however, and these may in part be due to difficulty quantifying fractional cover of senescent vegetation.

  12. Equações de regressão para estimar valores energéticos do grão de trigo e seus subprodutos para frangos de corte, a partir de análises químicas Regression equations to evaluate the energy values of wheat grain and its by-products for broiler chickens from chemical analyses

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    F.M.O. Borges

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Um experimento foi realizado com frangos de corte para a obtenção de equações de predição da energia a partir de análises químicas e dados de energia metabolizável (EM utilizando como alimentos-teste o trigo e alguns de seus produtos, comparando quatro metodologias de estimação. Sete alimentos oriundos do trigo e uma ração-referência foram utilizados nos cinco tratamentos: trigo integral moído, gérmen de trigo, farinha de trigo clara, farinha de trigo escura, farelo de trigo para uso humano, farelo de trigo para uso animal e farelo de trigo grosso. Com base nas análises químicas de fibra bruta (FB, extrato etéreo (EE, proteína (PB, cinzas (Cz e amido (A dos alimentos e com os resultados observados de EM aparente (EMA, EM verdadeira (EMV, EM aparente corrigida (EMAn e EM verdadeira corrigida pelo balanço de nitrogênio (EMVn nos cinco tratamentos, desenvolveram-se equações de predição por stepwise. FB foi a variável que melhor se relacionou com os valores de energia metabolizável, entretanto esse valor isolado não foi suficiente para uma boa estimativa dos valores energéticos (R² abaixo de 0,80. Quando somada ao EE e à PB aumentou-se a precisão das equações, com valores de R² acima de 0,90 na maioria das equações. Estimativas a partir dos valores de todos tratamentos resultaram em equações menos precisas para EMA, com menores R². Quando se utilizaram somente dados dos tratamentos pela metodologia tradicional ou de alimentação forçada separadamente aumentou-se a precisão das equações, com R² acima de 0,85. Para EMV e EMVn, as equações lineares múltiplas, utilizando-se FB, EE e PB, apresentaram boa precisão (R²>0,90, independente da utilização de todos os dados experimentais ou seu agrupamento por metodologia. Para a EMVn, além da alta precisão, os valores do coeficiente linear (a das equações foram muito próximos quando se utilizaram todos os tratamentos ou agrupando-os por metodologia, o

  13. Uso de análise física para estimar a composição química em ingredientes para rações The use of physical analysis to estimate the chemical composition of feed ingredientes

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    H.da S. Passos Jr

    1992-01-01

    Full Text Available Procurou-se verificar se a medida física "densidade aparente" poderia ser utilizada como parâmetro capaz de analizar a composição química bromatológica dos farelos de algodão 40% (FA, de soja (FS e de arroz cru (FAr, provenientes de diversas regiões do país. Os tratamentos consistiram na adição das respectivas cascas de farelo aos níveis de 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 e 100, simulando fraudes em delineamento inteiramente casualizado. As análises foram efetuadas no laboratório da Purina Nutrimentos Ltda, em Paulínea. Avaliou-se o efeito da adição crescente da casca sobre os valores de densidade, e desta sobre a composiç��o em umidade (U, proteína bruta (PB, extrato etéreo (EE, fibra bruta (FB e matéria mineral (MM. As amostras foram analisadas separadamente, pois apresentaram efeito de origem (P? 0,05 sobre a densidade de FA e FS, mas tendência positiva sobre a densidade do FAr. Verificou-se correlação alta da densidade com PB e FB de FS e FA (R² ? 80 a 70%, respectivamente. Com as demais determinações para o FAr não houve correlação sinificativa. Exceto para FAr, a medida da densidade, de determinação rápida, fácil e barata; permite avaliação prévia do nível proteico e de adição de cascas nos dois suplementos protéicos mais utilizados no país.The purpose of this experiment was to verify if feed "bulk density" would be a good indication of chemical components of feeds such as 40% crude protein cotton (C and soybean (S meals and rice bran (RB. The bromatological analysis as carried out at the central laboratory of Purina Nutrimentos Ltda., located at in Paulinia, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Samples of feed came from different locations of the country. Increasing proportions - zero, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 100% - of hulls were added to C, S and RB, as treatments, in a randomised experimental design. The addition of hulls influenced significantly (P 70 and 80% respectively, but there was no correlation to any

  14. Comparación de métodos basados en los requerimientos nutricionales y disponibilidad de biomasa para estimar la capacidad de carga para venado cola blanca Comparison of methods based on the nutritional requirements and availability of biomass to estimate carrying capacity for white tailed deer

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    FX Plata

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Debido a la importancia que tiene la metodología en la estimación de la capacidad de carga (K animales/ha en venado cola blanca, los objetivos de este trabajo fueron: 1 Comparar la estimación de la K por cinco métodos; tres basados en disponibilidad de compuestos nutritivos (materia seca (MS, energía digestible (ED y nitrógeno (N, otro basado en la presión de pastoreo y un último en el requerimiento de energía metabolizable (EM estimado con base al metabolismo ecológico del venado, y 2 Comparar la K estimada al usar la biomasa total o por los grupos de vegetales consumidos por el venado (gramíneas, herbáceas, arbustivas y arbóreas. Se utilizó la información de composición de la dieta y de biomasa de un rancho cinegético localizado en Aguascalientes, México. Los resultados fueron analizados de acuerdo a un modelo con arreglo factorial (5 x 5, donde los factores fueron el método de estimación y el grupo vegetal. Los valores de K estimados con biomasa total fueron los mayores (1,449, seguidos por los pastos (0,707, luego por las herbáceas (0,325, mientras que los estimados con arbóreas y arbustivas dieron los menores valores (0,228 y 0,03. La estimación de K por medio de plantas arbustivas (0,033 venados/ha proporciona un valor más similar al de la densidad poblacional (0,02-0,04 venados/ha que el estimado con otros grupos vegetativos, independientemente del método seleccionado (disponibilidad de MS, ED, N, metabolismo ecológico y la presión de pastoreo. Considerando la densidad poblacional (0,02-0,04 venados/ha como el indicador apropiado para evaluar la capacidad de carga, se concluye que debe estimarse con base a la disponibilidad de arbustivas.Due to the importance of the estimation of carrying capacity (K animals/ha in white tailed deer, the objectives of this study were: 1 To compare the estimation of K with five methods, three of them based on nutrient availability (dry matter (DM, digestible energy (DE and

  15. Shape-motion relationships of centering microtubule asters.

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    Tanimoto, Hirokazu; Kimura, Akatsuki; Minc, Nicolas

    2016-03-28

    Although mechanisms that contribute to microtubule (MT) aster positioning have been extensively studied, still little is known on how asters move inside cells to faithfully target a cellular location. Here, we study sperm aster centration in sea urchin eggs, as a stereotypical large-scale aster movement with extreme constraints on centering speed and precision. By tracking three-dimensional aster centration dynamics in eggs with manipulated shapes, we show that aster geometry resulting from MT growth and interaction with cell boundaries dictates aster instantaneous directionality, yielding cell shape-dependent centering trajectories. Aster laser surgery and modeling suggest that dynein-dependent MT cytoplasmic pulling forces that scale to MT length function to convert aster geometry into directionality. In contrast, aster speed remains largely independent of aster size, shape, or absolute dynein activity, which suggests it may be predominantly determined by aster growth rate rather than MT force amplitude. These studies begin to define the geometrical principles that control aster movements. PMID:27022090

  16. Onboard Calibration Trends of ASTER/TIR

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    Sakuma, F.; Kikuchi, M.; Ono, H.

    2012-01-01

    The ASTER Instrument is one of the five sensors on the NASA’s Terra satellite on orbit since December 1999. ASTER consists of three radiometers, VNIR, SWIR and TIR whose spatial resolutions are 15 m, 30 m and 90 m, respectively. Unfortunately SWIR stopped taking pictures since May 2008 due to the offset rise caused by the cooler temperature rise, but VNIR and TIR are taking Earth pictures of good quality. TIR has five bands whose center wavelengths are 8.3 mm, 8.6 mm, 9.1 mm, 10.6 mm and 11.1...

  17. Assessing Mesoscale Volcanic Aviation Hazards using ASTER

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    Pieri, D.; Gubbels, T.; Hufford, G.; Olsson, P.; Realmuto, V.

    2006-12-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection (ASTER) imager onboard the NASA Terra Spacecraft is a joint project of the Japanese Ministry for Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) and NASA. ASTER has acquired over one million multi-spectral 60km by 60 km images of the earth over the last six years. It consists of three sub-instruments: (a) a four channel VNIR (0.52-0.86um) imager with a spatial resolution of 15m/pixel, including three nadir-viewing bands (1N, 2N, 3N) and one repeated rear-viewing band (3B) for stereo-photogrammetric terrain reconstruction (8-12m vertical resolution); (b) a SWIR (1.6-2.43um) imager with six bands at 30m/pixel; and (c) a TIR (8.125-11.65um) instrument with five bands at 90m/pixel. Returned data are processed in Japan at the Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Center (ERSDAC) and at the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC), located at the USGS Center for Earth Resource Observation and Science (EROS) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Within the ASTER Project, the JPL Volcano Data Acquisition and Analyses System (VDAAS) houses over 60,000 ASTER volcano images of 1542 volcanoes worldwide and will be accessible for downloads by the general public and on-line image analyses by researchers in early 2007. VDAAS multi-spectral thermal infrared (TIR) de-correlation stretch products are optimized for volcanic ash detection and have a spatial resolution of 90m/pixel. Digital elevation models (DEM) stereo-photogrammetrically derived from ASTER Band 3B/3N data are also available within VDAAS at 15 and 30m/pixel horizontal resolution. Thus, ASTER visible, IR, and DEM data at 15-100m/pixel resolution within VDAAS can be combined to provide useful boundary conditions on local volcanic eruption plume location, composition, and altitude, as well as on topography of underlying terrain. During and after eruptions, low- altitude winds and ash transport can be affected by topography, and other orographic thermal and water vapor

  18. A New Diterpenoid Glucoside from Aster smithianus

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    Shou Jun GUO; Xing Hua ZHAO; Dong Liang CHENG

    2004-01-01

    A new diterpenoid trisaccharide, smithoside A, was isolated from Aster smithianus. Its structure was identified as pimar-15 (16)-β-en-3β, 8β, 1 1α-triol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl (l→3)-[β-glucopyranosyl (1→2)]-β-D-glucopyranoside on the basis of the spectral and chemical methods.

  19. ASTERISMS IDENTIFICATION USING ASTROMETRIC DATA

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    R. B. Orellana

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudian las regiones de los objetos Collinder 399, Upgren 1 y Melotte 227 clasi cados como asterismos en la literatura reciente. Se utilizan las posiciones y movimientos propios obtenidos del cat logo astrom trico UCAC2 y de su suplemento de estrellas brillantes, y se aplica el m todo de Vasilevskis-Sanders modi cado porla distribuci n espacial para con rmar la naturaleza de estos grupos de estrellas.

  20. Ajuste do modelo de Schumacher e Hall e aplicação de redes neurais artificiais para estimar volume de árvores de eucalipto Adjustment of the Schumacher and Hall model and application of artificial neural networks to estimate volume of eucalypt trees

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    Mayra Luiza Marques da Silva; Daniel Henrique Breda Binoti; José Marinaldo Gleriani; Helio Garcia Leite

    2009-01-01

    Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar o ajuste do modelo volumétrico de Schumacher e Hall por diferentes algoritmos, bem como a aplicação de redes neurais artificiais para estimação do volume de madeira de eucalipto em função do diâmetro a 1,30 m do solo (DAP), da altura total (Ht) e do clone. Foram utilizadas 21 cubagens de povoamentos de clones de eucalipto com DAP variando de 4,5 a 28,3 cm e altura total de 6,6 a 33,8 m, num total de 862 árvores. O modelo volumétrico de Schumacher e Hall f...

  1. Crop Residue Coverage Estimation Using ASTER Imagery

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    Lewis, D.; Yao, H.; Kincaid, R.

    2006-12-01

    Soil erosion and its related runoff is a serious problem in U.S. agriculture. USDA has classified 33 percent of U.S. agricultural land as being highly erodible. It is well recognized that residue coverage on the soil surface can reduce soil erosion. The National Food Security Act of 1985 requires that agricultural producers protect all highly erodible cropland from excessive erosion. The 2002 Farm Bill gave U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) the authority to make a determination of compliance. NRCS is currently running several programs to implement conservation practices and to monitor compliance. To be in compliance, growers must keep crop residue cover more than 30 percent of the field. This requires field-level assessment. The NRCS does not have the resources to regularly survey every field. One potential approach for compliance decision making is using data from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor onboard NASA's Terra satellite. ASTER data provides 15 bands of 15 meter visible/NIR (VNIR) and 30 meter SWIR resolution data. Both the spatial resolution and spectral wavelength range and resolution are suitable for field level residue cover estimation. The objective of this study was to explore the potential of using ASTER data for crop residue cover estimation. The results indicate that ASTER imagery has good capability to identify residue within the corn fields and moderate capability in soybean residue estimation. SWIR bands have the most promise in separating crop residue when compared to the VNIR bands. Satellite based remote sensing imagery could be a potential rapid decision making tool for NRCS's compliance programs.

  2. Implantação de um programa de avaliação terminal do desempenho dos graduandos para estimar a eficácia do currículo na Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto Summative assessment of medical student clinical performance for evaluation of curriculum efficacy

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    L.E. de A. Troncon

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    Full Text Available Nos últimos cinco anos, um programa de avaliação final do desempenho dos graduandos vem sendo desenvolvido na Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, visando colher dados sobre a eficácia do currículo médico. OBJETIVO. Descrever as principais etapas de implantação deste programa, bem como as medidas tomadas para superar as dificuldades encontradas. MÉTODOS. A avaliação consiste em uma prova de conhecimentos e em exames práticos de habilidades clínicas nas cinco áreas terminais do curso médico. As provas são elaboradas e aplicadas por docentes das áreas envolvidas sob a supervisão de um grupo coordenador supra-departamental, que avalia todo o programa. Os graduandos participam como voluntários e os resultados são utilizados somente para os fins institucionais propostos. A adesão dos graduandos foi registrada e as impressões dos docentes e dos graduandos sobre o programa foram colhidas por meio de questionários específicos. RESULTADOS. Nos dois primeiros anos a adesão dos graduandos à prova de conhecimentos foi superior a 85%, mas o percentual de inscrições nas provas práticas foi de apenas 55%. Além disso, do primeiro para o segundo ano, houve diminuição considerável do grau de empenho dos docentes envolvidos, obrigando medidas corretivas voltadas ao recrutamento dos graduandos, à participação docente e aos métodos de avaliação prática. Em conseqüência, houve aumento notável da adesão dos estudantes que atingiu mais de 90% nos anos seguintes. Houve, também, acréscimo considerável do empenho docente, o que garantiu adequado nível de qualidade à avaliação. CONCLUSÃO. As medidas tomadas aumentaram a aceitação do programa e a qualidade das provas, permitindo que a avaliação do desempenho dos graduandos traga dados fidedignos sobre a eficácia do currículo.PURPOSE. To describe the main steps in the implementation of such assessment, as well as to present the measures taken in order to overcome

  3. Ajuste do modelo de Schumacher e Hall e aplicação de redes neurais artificiais para estimar volume de árvores de eucalipto Adjustment of the Schumacher and Hall model and application of artificial neural networks to estimate volume of eucalypt trees

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    Mayra Luiza Marques da Silva

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar o ajuste do modelo volumétrico de Schumacher e Hall por diferentes algoritmos, bem como a aplicação de redes neurais artificiais para estimação do volume de madeira de eucalipto em função do diâmetro a 1,30 m do solo (DAP, da altura total (Ht e do clone. Foram utilizadas 21 cubagens de povoamentos de clones de eucalipto com DAP variando de 4,5 a 28,3 cm e altura total de 6,6 a 33,8 m, num total de 862 árvores. O modelo volumétrico de Schumacher e Hall foi ajustado nas formas linear e não linear, com os seguintes algoritmos: Gauss-Newton, Quasi-Newton, Levenberg-Marquardt, Simplex, Hooke-Jeeves Pattern, Rosenbrock Pattern, Simplex, Hooke-Jeeves e Rosenbrock, utilizado simultaneamente com o método Quasi-Newton e com o princípio da Máxima Verossimilhança. Diferentes arquiteturas e modelos (Multilayer Perceptron MLP e Radial Basis Function RBF de redes neurais artificiais foram testados, sendo selecionadas as redes que melhor representaram os dados. As estimativas dos volumes foram avaliadas por gráficos de volume estimado em função do volume observado e pelo teste estatístico L&O. Assim, conclui-se que o ajuste do modelo de Schumacher e Hall pode ser usado na sua forma linear, com boa representatividade e sem apresentar tendenciosidade; os algoritmos Gauss-Newton, Quasi-Newton e Levenberg-Marquardt mostraram-se eficientes para o ajuste do modelo volumétrico de Schumacher e Hall, e as redes neurais artificiais apresentaram boa adequação ao problema, sendo elas altamente recomendadas para realizar prognose da produção de florestas plantadas.This research aimed at evaluating the adjustment of Schumacher and Hall volumetric model by different algorithms and the application of artificial neural networks to estimate the volume of wood of eucalyptus according to the diameter at breast height (DBH, total height (Ht of the clone. For such, 21 scalings of stands of eucalyptus clones were used with

  4. Proposta de uma equação de regressão para estimar o pico da frequencia cardíaca ou a frequencia cardíaca máxima de esforço em indoor cycling

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    Leandro Abreu Pereira

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: uma das modalidades de academia que maior sucesso tem conquistado é o Indoor Cycle (IC, no entanto, o controlo da intensidade do esforço nem sempre é realizado e quando o é, recorre a uma fórmula universal que pode ter subjacente um erro grosseiro. Objectivos: (1 sugerir uma equação para determinar a frequência cardíaca máxima de esforço (FCmáxE ou Pico de FC passível de ser aplicada nas aulas de IC e (2 comparar a fórmula por nós sugerida com as propostas pelo ACSM (2006, Fox et al (1991 Tanaka (2001. Metodologia: a amostra é constituída por 135 adultos (33 ± 9 anos, praticantes de Indoor Cycling, há pelo menos 6 meses e aparentemente saudáveis segundo os critérios do ACSM (2002. Durante a aula foi sugerido um protocolo de avaliação da FCmáxE, apresentado por Garganta e Roig (2005. Os dados foram recolhidos com um Polar Team SystemTM,, nos ginásios “Stress Out”, “Paços Health Club”, “Bfree Fitness Club” e “Academia Impacto”. A equação de previsão foi elaborada com base na regressão linear simples, para um nível de significância de 0.05. Resultados: de acordo com a análise aos coeficientes de regressão, a fórmula que sugerimos é a seguinte: FCmáxE(IC=205-0,7*Idade, (r=0,61, r2=0,36, epe=7,5 bpm. Discussão: tal como vem referenciado na literatura, as equações de regressão devem ser entendidas como especificas e não universais, visto que há diferenças significativas entre a fórmula estimada durante as aulas de Indoor Cycle e as habitualmente sugeridas na literatura.

  5. Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This dataset represents multiple products archived at the Land Processes DAAC for ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) aboard the...

  6. Adaptação de métodos semi-empíricos para estimar capacidade de carga de estacas de pequeno diâmetro no solo de Londrina, Estado do Paraná = Adaptation of the semi-empiric methods to calculate small diameter piles bearing capacity in the soil of Londrina City, Paraná State

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    Miriam Gonçalves Miguel

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available A cidade de Londrina, Estado do Paraná, possui um perfil geotécnicoconstituído de uma camada superficial de solo argilo-siltoso, poroso, laterítico e muitas vezes colapsível, que se estende até a profundidade máxima de 12 metros. As estacas utilizadas em obras de pequeno a médio porte se encontram totalmente embutidas nesta camada, sofrendo a influência de seu comportamento laterítico e colapsível. Os métodos clássicos brasileiros de estimativa de capacidade de carga de estacas tornam-se conservadores, frente aos resultados reais, quando aplicados em solos lateríticos e, contra a segurança, quando aplicados em solos colapsíveis, isto é, na condição crítica ao colapso. Este trabalho avalia os coeficientes de ajuste das resistências de ponta e ao atrito lateral para esses métodos, no caso de estacas apiloadas, sendo estes coeficientes obtidos pela retro-análise de resultados de provas de carga estática à compressão, realizadas no Campo Experimental de Engenharia Geotécnica da Universidade Estadual de Londrina.The city of Londrina, Paraná, has a typical geotechnical profile defined by a superficial layer of porous silty clay with maximum depth of about 12 meters, that shows lateritic characteristics, andmany times, collapsibility. Casts in place piles are often used for small buildings in the region and are fully embedded in this soil layer. Therefore, this type of foundation is subjected to the lateritic and occasionally collapsible influence of soil. Brazilian pile bearing capacity methods may yield conservative results when applied to tropical soils, as far as the lateritic origin in concerned. On the other hand, it can be unsafe if collapsibility prevails. This paper evaluates coefficients to adjust both point and lateral resistance of cast in place small diameter piles in the situation described. The work was carried out at the Londrina State University Geotechnical Experimental Site, and back analysis from static

  7. Estudo de validação das equações de Tanaka e de Kawasaki para estimar a excreção diária de sódio através da coleta da urina casual

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    José Geraldo Mill

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    Full Text Available RESUMO: Objetivo: Validar as fórmulas de Tanaka e Kawasaki para cálculo do consumo de sal pela relação sódio/creatinina na urina casual. Métodos: Foram estudados 272 adultos (20 - 69 anos, 52,6% de mulheres com coleta urinária de 24 h e duas coletas casuais no mesmo dia (em jejum - casual 1 - e fora do jejum - casual 2. Antropometria, pressão arterial e coleta de sangue foram obtidos no mesmo dia. A concordância entre o consumo de sal estimado pela urina de 24 h e pela urina casual foi feita por Pearson (r e Bland & Altman. Resultados: O consumo médio de sal medido pela urina de 24 h foi de 10,4 ± 5,3 g/dia. A correlação entre a excreção de sódio na urina de 24 h e a estimada pela urina casual 1 ou 2, respectivamente, foi apenas moderada, tanto por Tanaka (r = 0,51 e r = 0,55; p < 0,001 como por Kawasaki (r = 0,52 e r = 0,54; p < 0,001. Observa-se subestimação crescente dos valores estimados em relação ao medido com o aumento do consumo de sal pela fórmula de Tanaka e, ao contrário, superestimação ao usar a fórmula de Kawasaki. As fórmulas estimam adequadamente o consumo diário de sal (diferença entre sal medido e estimado de, no máximo, 1 g/dia somente com consumo entre 9 - 12 g/dia (Tanaka e 12 - 18 g/dia (Kawasaki. Conclusão: A coleta de urina casual estima adequadamente o consumo de sal apenas nos indivíduos próximos à média populacional.

  8. Adubação nitrogenada e potássica do Aster ericoides cultivado em ambiente protegido Nitrogen and potassium fertilization of Aster ericoides cultivated in greenhouse

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    Mônica Sartori de Camargo

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    Full Text Available O Aster ericoides é uma flor de corte recentemente introduzida no Brasil com grande potencial de produção e aceitação pelo mercado consumidor, mas são escassas as informações sobre o manejo da adubação, prática fundamental para desenvolvimento e qualidade da planta. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar adubações nitrogenadas e potássicas na produção e absorção de nutrientes pelo Aster ericoides (White Master cultivado em Latossolo Amarelo eutrófico em condições de estufa. O experimento foi instalado em delineamento de blocos completos em esquema fatorial (4x4 com 4 doses de N (0; 50; 75 e 100 kg ha-1 N, 4 doses de K (0; 52; 78; 104 kg ha-1 K2O e 4 repetições no segundo ciclo da planta. A população foi de 400 mil plantas por hectare. Após 105 dias, foram colhidas dez hastes de cada parcela. A produção de matéria seca de hastes e folhas, número de flores por haste, número de ramificações laterais por haste não foram influenciadas pelos tratamentos. A dose de 46 kg ha-1 de N proporcionou máxima produção de matéria seca de flores (19,40 g planta-1 e a adubação com potássio não influenciou as características avaliadas. Estes resultados mostraram que é preciso ser cauteloso com as altas adubações de N e K no solo estudado para não reduzir a produção de matéria seca de flores. Mais estudos sobre a fertilização nitrogenada e potássica devem ser realizados para definir a recomendação de doses adequadas para o cultivo de Aster ericoides em condições tropicais.The Aster ericoides is a cut flower crop recently introduced into Brazil. It has great production potential and acceptation by consumer market but exist little information about fertilization management, essential to its development and quality. In this work we evaluated the nitrogen and potassium fertilization on dry matter yield and nutrient absorption by Aster ericoides (White Master growing in a Typic Hapludox soil under greenhouse

  9. Creating improved ASTER DEMs over glacierized terrain

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    Raup, B. H.; Khalsa, S. S.; Armstrong, R.

    2006-12-01

    Digital elevation models (DEMs) produced from ASTER stereo imagery over glacierized terrain frequently contain data voids, which some software packages fill by interpolation. Even when interpolation is applied, the results are often not accurate enough for studies of glacier thickness changes. DEMs are created by automatic cross-correlation between the image pairs, and rely on spatial variability in the digital number (DN) values for this process. Voids occur in radiometrically homogeneous regions, such as glacier accumulation areas covered with uniform snow, due to lack of correlation. The same property that leads to lack of correlation makes possible the derivation of elevation information from photoclinometry, also known as shape-from-shading. We demonstrate a technique to produce improved DEMs from ASTER data by combining the results from conventional cross-correlation DEM-generation software with elevation information produced from shape-from-shading in the accumulation areas of glacierized terrain. The resulting DEMs incorporate more information from the imagery, and the filled voids more accurately represent the glacier surface. This will allow for more accurate determination of glacier hypsometry and thickness changes, leading to better predictions of response to climate change.

  10. Uso de una red inalámbrica de sensores para estimar riesgo de incendio

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    Campo Vos, Cristian

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    Una red inalámbrica de sensores (Wireless Sensor Network, WSN) constituye un sistema de comunicación de datos flexible utilizado como alternativa a las redes cableadas o como extensión de éstas y está compuesta por elementos de cómputo, medición y comunicación, que permiten al administrador instrumentar, observar y reaccionar a eventos y fenómenos en un ambiente específico. Una de las aplicaciones de estas redes es su uso en sistemas de predicción y prevención de incendios en áreas n...

  11. ASTER system operating achievement for 15 years on orbit

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    Inada, Hitomi; Ito, Yoshiyuki; Kikuchi, Masakuni; Sakuma, Fumihiro; Tatsumi, Kenji; Akagi, Shigeki; Ono, Hidehiko

    2015-10-01

    ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) System is operating more than 15 years since launched on board of NASA's Terra spacecraft in December 1999. ASTER System is composed of 3 radiometers (VNIR (Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer), SWIR (Short-Wave Infrared Radiometer), and TIR (Thermal Infrared Radiometer)), CSP (Common Signal Processor) and MSP (Master Power Supply). This paper describes the ASTER System operating history and the achievement of ASTER System long term operation since the initial checkout operation, the normal operation, and the continuous operation. Through the 15 years operation, ASTER system had totally checked the all subsystems (MPS, VNIR, TIR, SWIR, and CSP) health and safety check using telemetry data trend evaluation, and executed the necessary action. The watch items are monitored as the life control items. The pointing mechanics for VNIR, SWIR and TIR, and the cooler for SWIR and TIR are all operating with any problem for over 15 years. In 2003, ASTER was successfully operated for the lunar calibration. As the future plan, ASTER team is proposing the 2nd lunar calibration before the end of mission.

  12. ASTER Level 1B Registered Radiance at the Sensor

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is an advanced multispectral imager that was launched on board NASA's Terra spacecraft in...

  13. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset 100-meter V003 - AG100

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer Global Emissivity Database (ASTER GED) was developed by the National Aeronautics and Space...

  14. Lithologic mapping with multispectral ASTER TIR and SWIR data

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    Ninomiya, Yoshiki

    2004-02-01

    ASTER, launched in December, 1999, composed of three subsystems, each of which multispectrally observes the reflected or emitted radiation from the surface of the earth to space in VNIR (visible and near infrared), SWIR (shortwave infrared) and TIR (thermal infrared) wavelength regions, respectively. ASTER-VNIR has three spectral bands with a spatial resolution of 15m, and the one of which in near infrared has an along track stereo observation capability to produce high quality Digital Elevation Model (DEM). ASTER-SWIR has six spectral bands with a spatial resolution of 30m, which are mainly designed for discriminating altered minerals bearing hydroxyl group. ASTER-TIR has five spectral bands with a spatial resolution of 90m, which presents us a powerful tool for identifying quartz and carbonate minerals as well as discriminating types of silicate rocks. The author have successfully developed a robust method for detecting quartzite and carbonate rocks as well as classifying type of igneous rocks with ASTER TIR data without atmospheric corrections (Level-1B data). Here in this paper, reflectance spectra of minerals in SWIR region measured in the laboratory are analyzed to define calcite index, OH-bearing silicate index, kaolinite index and alunite index for discriminating each mineral by ASTER-SWIR. The defined indices are applied to SWIR data of ASTER Level-1B radiance at the sensor data observing Cuprite area in Nevada, USA, and the discussions are made on the results by comparing the well-known geology of the area. Also, the result of calcite index is compared with the result of applying well-characterized carbonate index defined for ASTER-TIR to clarify the strong point of each index.

  15. Atividade antibacteriana e antifúngica de extratos etanólicos de Aster lanceolatus Willd., Asteraceae Antibacterial and antifungal activity of ethanolics extracts from Aster lanceolatus Willd., Asteraceae

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    Josiane F. Gaspari Dias; Suzane Virtuoso; Aline Davet; Miriam M. Cunico; Marilis D. Miguel; Obdúlio G. Miguel; Celso G. Auer; Albino Grigoletti-Júnior; Andressa B. Oliveira; Marlene L. Ferronato

    2006-01-01

    Conhecida popularmente como áster-arbustiva, margarida-de-são-miguel e monte-cassino, Aster lanceolatus é uma planta ornamental de corte. Sabendo-se que não existem estudos que atestem a atividade biológica desta espécie, procurou-se neste trabalho atividades antibacteriana e antifúngica. Para tanto se utilizaram extratos brutos etanólicos de duas porções distintas, das flores e dos caules com folhas. Para a atividade antibacteriana, oito bactérias patogênicas foram submetidas a ensaio de dif...

  16. IMÁGENES ASTER EN LA DISCRIMINACIÓN DE ÁREAS DE USO AGRÍCOLA EN COLOMBIA ASTER IMAGES FOR DISCRIMINATION OF AGRICULTURAL USE AREAS IN COLOMBIA

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    Nidia Esperanza Ortiz Lozano; Uriel Pérez Gómez

    2009-01-01

    El avance de las tecnologías de la información geográfica ha llevado a la puesta de nuevos sensores para observación de la tierra. ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Termal Emission and Reflection Radiometer), considerado como sensor de última generación, posee características especiales que lo colocan como una alternativa para estudios de la cobertura vegetal de la tierra. El presente trabajo se basó en sus características espaciales, espectrales y radiométricas con el fin de discriminar las áreas d...

  17. ASTER satellite observations for international disaster management

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    Duda, K.A.; Abrams, M.

    2012-01-01

    When lives are threatened or lost due to catastrophic disasters, and when massive financial impacts are experienced, international emergency response teams rapidly mobilize to provide urgently required support. Satellite observations of affected areas often provide essential insight into the magnitude and details of the impacts. The large cost and high complexity of developing and operating satellite flight and ground systems encourages international collaboration in acquiring imagery for such significant global events in order to speed delivery of critical information to help those affected, and optimize spectral, spatial, and temporal coverage of the areas of interest. The International Charter-Space and Major Disasters was established to enable such collaboration in sensor tasking during times of crisis and is often activated in response to calls for assistance from authorized users. Insight is provided from a U.S. perspective into sensor support for Charter activations and other disaster events through a description of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), which has been used to support emergency situations for over a decade through its expedited tasking and near real-time data delivery capabilities. Examples of successes achieved and challenges encountered in international collaboration to develop related systems and fulfill tasking requests suggest operational considerations for new missions as well as areas for future enhancements.

  18. ASTER 15 years challenging trail on-orbit operation

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    Kikuchi, Masakuni; Sakuma, Fumihiro; Tatsumi, Kenji; Inada, Hitomi; Itou, Yoshiyuki; Akagi, Shigeki; Ono, Hidehiko

    2015-10-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is a high-resolution optical sensor system that can observe in a wide region from the visible and near-infrared, the short wavelength infrared to the thermal infrared with 14 spectral bands on board of NASA's Terra spacecraft for Earth Observing System (EOS) "A mission to planet earth." ASTER achieved 5 years mission success on orbit operation normally which is the specified target after launched on December, 1999. And after through 10 years continuous orbit operation, ASTER has still operating the long life observation of extra success to be 15 years in total on December, 2014. As for ASTER instrument that is composed of 3 radiometers; the Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer (VNIR) with 3 bands, the Short Wavelength Infrared Radiometer (SWIR) with 6 bands, the Thermal Infrared Radiometer (TIR) with 5 bands, overall ASTER long life data taken by 15 years onboard operation has been reviewed from the point of view of the health and safety check by Telemetry (TLM) data trend, the function and performance evaluation by observation data trend, the onboard calibration and verification by periodic Calibration(CAL) data trend. As a result, the radiometric degradation of VNIR and TIR and the temperature rise of SWIR detector were identified as significant challenges. The countermeasure plan towards the end of mission was clarified and also the novel lessons learned was verified.

  19. An Introduction to ASTER GDEM and Procedure Reading%ASTER GDEM数据介绍与程序读取

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    康晓伟; 冯钟葵

    2011-01-01

    2009年6月30日,期待已久的ASTER GDEM数据由日本经济产业省(METI)和美国航天局(NASA)共同发布,其空间分辨率达到了1弧秒×1弧秒(约30m× 30m),相比2003年NASA发布的SRTM数据有了很大的提高,并且其陆地表面覆盖率也大幅提高,达到了陆地面积的99%.本文介绍了ASTER GDEM的相关特性以及使用程序读取该数据的方法.%On 30th,June 2009,METI and NASA distributed the ASTER GDEM(Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer Global Digital Elevation Model). The space resolution of ASTER GDEM is 1 arc-secX 1 arc-sec(ap-proximately 30m × 30m) and the land surface coverage reached 99%, both have much greater improvement than SRTM which was distributed in 2003 by NASA. This paper introduced characteristics of ASTER GDEM and how to read the data with programming language.

  20. General theory for the mechanics of confined microtubule asters

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    In cells, dynamic microtubules organize into asters or spindles to assist positioning of organelles. Two types of forces are suggested to contribute to the positioning process: (i) microtubule-growth based pushing forces; and (ii) motor protein mediated pulling forces. In this paper, we present a general theory to account for aster positioning in a confinement of arbitrary shape. The theory takes account of microtubule nucleation, growth, catastrophe, slipping, as well as interaction with cortical force generators. We calculate microtubule distributions and forces acting on microtubule organizing centers in a sphere and in an ellipsoid. Positioning mechanisms based on both pushing forces and pulling forces can be distinguished in our theory for different parameter regimes or in different geometries. In addition, we investigate positioning of microtubule asters in the case of asymmetric distribution of motors. This analysis enables us to characterize situations relevant for Caenorrhabditis elegans embryos. (paper)

  1. Metodologías prácticas para el cálculo de la capacidad en mercados eléctricos de la energía eólica

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    BOTERO B., SERGIO; GIRALDO V., LUÍS ALFONSO; ISAZA C., FELIPE

    2009-01-01

    Determinar la capacidad real de los generadores dentro de un mercado de energía eléctrica es una labor primordial para estimar la verdadera confiabilidad del sistema, y para estimar la remuneración que se debe reconocer a los generadores por su capacidad en el mercado de energía firme. Para el caso de la energía eólica, que es un recurso intermitente, se plantean diferentes métodos de cálculo para estimar la capacidad de un emplazamiento eólico tanto para fines de planeación como para fines ...

  2. Evaluation of Aster Gdem v3 Using Icesat Laser Altimetry

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    Carabajal, C. C.; Boy, J.-P.

    2016-06-01

    We have used a set of Ground Control Points (GCPs) derived from altimetry measurements from the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) to evaluate the quality of the 30 m posting ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) V3 elevation products produced by NASA/METI for Greenland and Antarctica. These data represent the highest quality globally distributed altimetry measurements that can be used for geodetic ground control, selected by applying rigorous editing criteria, useful at high latitudes, where other topographic control is scarce. Even if large outliers still remain in all ASTER GDEM V3 data for both, Greenland and Antarctica, they are significantly reduced when editing ASTER by number of scenes (N≥5) included in the elevation processing. For 667,354 GCPs in Greenland, differences show a mean of 13.74 m, a median of -6.37 m, with an RMSE of 109.65 m. For Antarctica, 6,976,703 GCPs show a mean of 0.41 m, with a median of -4.66 m, and a 54.85 m RMSE, displaying smaller means, similar medians, and less scatter than GDEM V2. Mean and median differences between ASTER and ICESat are lower than 10 m, and RMSEs lower than 10 m for Greenland, and 20 m for Antarctica when only 9 to 31 scenes are included.

  3. Recent developments in seismic analysis in the code Aster

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    Progress in the field of seismic qualification and design methods made these last few years allows physical phenomena actually in play to be better considered, while cutting down the conservatism associated with some simplified design methods. So following the change in methods and developing the most advantageous ones among them contributes to the process of the seismic margins assessment and the preparation of new design tools for future series. In this paper, the main developments and improvements in methods which have been made these last two years in the Code Aster, in order to improve seismic calculation methods and seismic margin assessment are presented. The first development relates to making the MISS3D soil structure interaction code available, thanks to an interface made with the Code Aster. The second relates to the possibility of making modal basis time calculations on multi-supported structures by considering local non linearities like impact, friction or squeeze fluid forces. Recent developments in random dynamics and postprocessing devoted to earthquake designs are then mentioned. Three applications of these developments are then ut forward. The first application relates to a test case for soil structure interaction design using MISS3D-Aster coupling. The second is a test case for a multi-supported structure. The last application, more for manufacturing, refers to seismic qualification of Main Live Steam stop valves. First results of the independent validation of the Code Aster seismic design functionalities, which provide and improve the quality of software, are also recalled. (authors)

  4. Clasificación de yeso mediante imágenes ASTER en la Cordillera Principal Mendocina Gypsum classification based on ASTER images in the Principal Cordillera of Mendoza

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    José F Mescua

    2010-01-01

    Se presenta una metodología para obtener el mapa de distribución de yeso con imágenes satelitales ASTER. Se utilizaron imágenes con nivel de procesamiento ASTERL3A correspondientes a dos áreas de la Cordillera Principal mendocina. La estratigrafía de las áreas de estudio se encuentra compuesta por una espesa sucesión sedimentaria mesozoica, volcanitas cenozoicas y depósitos cuaternarios. Dentro de los depósitos mesozoicos se encuentra la Formación Auquilco, integrada por yeso y anhidrita. El ...

  5. Recent developments in seismic analysis in the code Aster; Les developpements recents en analyse sismique dans le code aster

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    Guihot, P.; Devesa, G.; Dumond, A.; Panet, M.; Waeckel, F.

    1996-12-31

    Progress in the field of seismic qualification and design methods made these last few years allows physical phenomena actually in play to be better considered, while cutting down the conservatism associated with some simplified design methods. So following the change in methods and developing the most advantageous ones among them contributes to the process of the seismic margins assessment and the preparation of new design tools for future series. In this paper, the main developments and improvements in methods which have been made these last two years in the Code Aster, in order to improve seismic calculation methods and seismic margin assessment are presented. The first development relates to making the MISS3D soil structure interaction code available, thanks to an interface made with the Code Aster. The second relates to the possibility of making modal basis time calculations on multi-supported structures by considering local non linearities like impact, friction or squeeze fluid forces. Recent developments in random dynamics and postprocessing devoted to earthquake designs are then mentioned. Three applications of these developments are then ut forward. The first application relates to a test case for soil structure interaction design using MISS3D-Aster coupling. The second is a test case for a multi-supported structure. The last application, more for manufacturing, refers to seismic qualification of Main Live Steam stop valves. First results of the independent validation of the Code Aster seismic design functionalities, which provide and improve the quality of software, are also recalled. (authors). 11 refs.

  6. Clasificación de yeso mediante imágenes ASTER en la Cordillera Principal Mendocina

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    José F Mescua

    2010-01-01

    Se presenta una metodología para obtener el mapa de distribución de yeso con imágenes satelitales ASTER. Se utilizaron imágenes con nivel de procesamiento ASTERL3A correspondientes a dos áreas de la Cordillera Principal mendocina. La estratigrafía de las áreas de estudio se encuentra compuesta por una espesa sucesión sedimentaria mesozoica, volcanitas cenozoicas y depósitos cuaternarios. Dentro de los depósitos mesozoicos se encuentra la Formación Auquilco, integrada por yeso y anhidrita. El ...

  7. Mandible characteristics and allometric relations in copepods: a reliable method to estimate prey size and composition from mandible occurrence in predator guts Caracterización de mandíbulas y relación alométrica en copépodos: método adecuado para estimar tamaño y composición de presas usando mandíbulas encontradas en intestinos de depredadores

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    Ricardo Giesecke

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The size and shape of the cutting edge of the mandibles from the five most abundant copepod species found in Mejillones Bay are described with the aim to create a helpful tool for the identification of copepod prey and their size from predator gut contents. Good allometric relationships were found between the carapace length and the mandible width for the species Paracalanus parvus, Centropages brachiatus and Acartia tonsa. By contrast, the cyclopoids Oithona sp. and Corycaeus sp. did not present a good relationship between these two parameters, presumably due to the presence of more than a species in the study area. Applying the edge index (Itoh 1970 the copepods were classified as herbivores (e.g., P. parvus, omnivores (e.g., C. brachiatus and A. tonsa, and carnivores (e.g., Oithona sp.. In general, there was a tight relationship between the morphometric characters of the mandible blade and the trophic ecology of each species. The good relationship between the mandible width and the carapace length of the calanoid species will permit the estimation of the size of an ingested copepod by a predator, within a certain degree of accuracy, by measuring the width of the mandibles found in gut contents. This relationship and the supplementary characterization of the mandible blade will help improve the knowledge of the feeding ecology of the mesozooplankton in northern ChileEl tamaño y forma del extremo cortante de la mandíbula de las cinco especies de copépodos más abundantes en la bahía de Mejillones fueron descritas con el propósito de crear una herramienta útil para la identificación de contenidos intestinales de depredadores de copépodos. Aparte de esto, se analizó la relación alométrica entre la longitud cefalotoráxica y el diámetro mandibular para las especies Paracalanus parvus, Centropages brachiatus Acartia tonsa, Oithona sp. y Corycaeus sp. A diferencia de las especies calanoídeas, las especies ciclopoídeas no presentaron

  8. ASTER VNIR and SWIR Radiometric Calibration and Atmospheric Correction

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    Arai, Kohei; Thome, Kurtis; Iwasaki, Akira; Biggar, Stuart

    As described in the previous chapter, ASTER relies on three separate subsystems to cover the full spectral range from the visible and near infrared (VNIR), short-wave infrared (SWIR), to the thermal infrared (TIR). Establishing the accuracy of data from all three subsystems requires both sensor-related calibration and atmospheric correction. The dominance of reflected solar energy in the VNIR and SWIR, and emitted terrestrial radiation in the TIR allows separate treatment of the two spectral regions. TIR calibration and correction are covered in a separate chapter. This chapter has two main goals: (1) to allow the user to understand ASTER's radiometric calibration and atmospheric correction processes that enable conversion of VNIR and SWIR digital numbers (DN) to at-sensor reflectance and spectral radiance, and (2) to provide a succinct analysis of the SWIR crosstalk problem and its solutions.

  9. ASTER temperature and emissivity validation on volcano Teide

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    Amici, Stefania; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione CNT, Roma, Italia; Piscini, Alessandro; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione CNT, Roma, Italia; Buongiorno, Fabrizia; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione CNT, Roma, Italia

    2010-01-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER ) has operated since 19 December 1999 from NASA’s Terra Earth-orbiting, sun synchronous satellite. Emissivity and temperature standard products are based on the TES algorithms and require periodical validation campaign. In the frame of the EC project PREVIEW (http://www.preview-risk.com/) a field campaign on Volcano Teide was carried on, from the 16th to 24th of September 2007, to validate and to integrate the satellite...

  10. Validation of the ASTER thermal infrared surface radiance data product

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    Palluconi, Frank D.

    1996-11-01

    The advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer (ASTER) is a 14 channel high spatial resolution instrument selected for flight on the EOS AM-1 platform. This instrument has a 60 km pointable cross-track swath and five thermal infrared channels between 8 and 12 micrometers with 90 m spatial resolution. Correction for the effect of atmospheric attenuation and emission will be made using a radiative transfer model and atmospheric parameters either from the EOS AM-1 platform instruments MODIS (moderate- resolution imaging spectroradiometer) and MISR (multi-angle imaging spectroradiometer) or temperature and moisture profiles from global numerical assimilation models. The correction accuracy depends strongly on the accuracy of the atmospheric information used. To provide an objective assessment of the validity of the atmospheric correction in situ measurements of water surfaces under a variety of atmospheric conditions will be used to estimate the surface leaving radiance at the scale of an ASTER pixel. The procedure will use an array of continuously recording temperature buoys to establish the bulk water temperature, broadband radiometers to determine the near surface water temperature gradient and radiosonde and sunphotometer measurements and a radiative transfer model to deduce the sky irradiance. These measurements and the spectral emissivity of the water will be combined with the relative system spectral response to provide an estimate of thermal infrared surface leaving radiance for each ASTER thermal channel. An example of this approach using a multichannel thermal aircraft scanner as a stand in for ASTER is described. It is expected this approach will provide estimates of surface radiance accurate, in temperature terms, to better than 1 K.

  11. Discrepancy Between ASTER- and MODIS- Derived Land Surface Temperatures: Terrain Effects

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    Yasushi Yamaguchi; Yuanbo Liu; Yousuke Noumi

    2009-01-01

    The MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) are onboard the same satellite platform NASA TERRA. Both MODIS and ASTER offer routine retrieval of land surface temperatures (LSTs), and the ASTER- and MODIS-retrieved LST products have been used worldwide. Because a large fraction of the earth surface consists of mountainous areas, variations in elevation, terrain slope and aspect angles can cause biases in th...

  12. Collective behavior of minus-ended motors in mitotic microtubule asters gliding toward DNA

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    Microtubules (MTs) nucleated by centrosomes form star-shaped structures referred to as asters. Aster motility and dynamics is vital for genome stability, cell division, polarization and differentiation. Asters move either toward the cell center or away from it. Here, we focus on the centering mechanism in a membrane independent system of Xenopus cytoplasmic egg extracts. Using live microscopy and single particle tracking, we find that asters move toward chromatinized DNA structures. The velocity and directionality profiles suggest a random-walk with drift directed toward DNA. We have developed a theoretical model that can explain this movement as a result of a gradient of MT length dynamics and MT gliding on immobilized dynein motors. In simulations, the antagonistic action of the motor species on the radial array of MTs leads to a tug-of-war purely due to geometric considerations and aster motility resembles a directed random-walk. Additionally, our model predicts that aster velocities do not change greatly with varying initial distance from DNA. The movement of asymmetric asters becomes increasingly super-diffusive with increasing motor density, but for symmetric asters it becomes less super-diffusive. The transition of symmetric asters from superdiffusive to diffusive mobility is the result of number fluctuations in bound motors in the tug-of-war. Overall, our model is in good agreement with experimental data in Xenopus cytoplasmic extracts and predicts novel features of the collective effects of motor-MT interactions. (paper)

  13. Imágenes aster en la discriminación de áreas de uso agrícola en colombia.

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    Ortiz Lozano, Nidia Esperanza; Pérez Gómez, Uriel

    2011-01-01

    El avance de las tecnologías de la información geográfica ha llevado a la puesta de nuevos sensores para observación de la tierra. ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Termal Emission and Reflection Radiometer), considerado como sensor de última generación, posee características especiales que lo colocan como una alternativa para estudios de la cobertura vegetal de la tierra. El presente trabajo se basó en sus características espaciales, espectrales y radiométricas con el fin de discriminar las áreas d...

  14. Modelos matemáticos para estimar el crecimiento del fruto de chile manzano (Capsicum pubescens R y P)

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    P. C. Rojas-Lara; M. Pérez-Grajales; M. T. B. Colinas-León; J. Sahagún-Castellanos; E. Avitia-García

    2008-01-01

    El híbrido intervarietal de chile manzano (Capsicum pubescens R y P) Puebla x Zongolica es de alto rendimiento por su volumen, grosor de pericarpio y peso de fruto. El rendimiento se explica principalmente por el tamaño del fruto, siendo recomendable conocer la dinámica del crecimiento del mismo. Normalmente su análisis se realiza por medio de muestreos destructivos, lo que hace imposible utilizar el mismo fruto durante el ciclo de cultivo, además la competencia entre los órganos de la planta...

  15. Reflectancia en hojas de chile manzano (Capsicum pubescens R. y P.) para estimar contenido de nitrógeno.

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    Gasga Peña, Rosalino

    2011-01-01

    Con la finalidad de encontrar un procedimiento económico, rápido y confiable que estime el contenido de nitrógeno (N), se estableció un experimento en los invernaderos del Colegio de Postgraduados. La unidad experimental consistió de una planta de chile manzano sembrada en maceta de polietileno negro calibre 600 de 40x45 cm a una distancia de 1.5 m entre hileras y 0.5 m entre macetas. Como sustrato se utilizó tezontle rojo. Se emplearon soluciones nutritivas con cuatro niveles de N: 4, 8, 12 ...

  16. The influence of Aster x salignus Willd. Invasion on the diversity of soil yeast communities

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    Glushakova, A. M.; Kachalkin, A. V.; Chernov, I. Yu.

    2016-07-01

    The annual dynamics of yeast communities were studied in the soddy-podzolic soil under the thickets of Aster x salignus Willd., one of the widespread invasive plant species in central Russia. Yeast groups in the soils under continuous aster thickets were found to differ greatly from the yeast communities in the soils under the adjacent indigenous meadow vegetation. In both biotopes the same species ( Candida vartiovaarae, Candida sake, and Cryptococcus terreus) are dominants. However, in the soils under indigenous grasses, eurybiontic yeasts Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, which almost never occur in the soil under aster, are widespread. In the soil under aster, the shares of other typical epiphytic and pedobiontic yeast fungi (ascomycetic species Wickerhamomyces aniomalus, Barnettozyma californica and basidiomycetic species Cystofilobasidium macerans, Guehomyces pullulans) significantly increase. Thus, the invasion of Aster x salignus has a clear effect on soil yeast complexes reducing their taxonomic and ecological diversity.

  17. Prediction of landslides using ASTER imagery and data mining models

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    Song, Kyo-Young; Oh, Hyun-Joo; Choi, Jaewon; Park, Inhye; Lee, Changwook; Lee, Saro

    2012-03-01

    The aim of this study was to identify landslide-related factors using only remotely sensed data and to present landslide susceptibility maps using a geographic information system, data-mining models, an artificial neural network (ANN), and an adaptive neuro-fuzzy interface system (ANFIS). Landslide-related factors were identified in Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) satellite imagery. The slope, aspect, and curvature of topographic features were calculated from a digital elevation model that was made using the ASTER imagery. Lineaments, land-cover, and normalized difference vegetative index layers were also extracted from the imagery. Landslide-susceptible areas were analyzed and mapped based on occurrence factors using the ANN and ANFIS. The generalized bell-shaped built-in membership function of the ANFIS was applied to landslide susceptibility mapping. Analytical results were validated using landslide test location data. In the validation results, the ANN model showed 80.42% prediction accuracy and the ANFIS model showed 86.55% prediction accuracy. These results suggest that the ANFIS model has a better performance than does the ANN in predicting landslide susceptibility.

  18. Stereo Pair with ASTER Image, Iturralde Structure, Bolivia

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    2002-01-01

    An 8-kilometer (5-mile) wide crater of possible impact origin is shown in this stereoscopic view of an isolated part of the Bolivian Amazon. The view is derived from an Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) satellite image and a Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation model. The circular feature covering much of the image, known as the Iturralde Structure, is possibly the Earth's most recent 'big' impact event recording collision with a meteor or comet that might have occurred between 11,000 and 30,000 years ago.Although the structure was identified on satellite photographs in the mid-1980s, its location is so remote that it has only been visited by scientific investigators twice, most recently by a team from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in September 2002. Lying in an area of very low relief, the landform is a quasi-circular closed depression only about 20 meters (66 feet) in depth, with sharply defined sub-angular 'rim' materials. It resembles a 'cookie cutter' in that its appearance 'cuts' the heavily vegetated soft-sediments and pampas of this part of Bolivia. The SRTM data have provided investigators with the first topographic map of the site and will allow studies of its three-dimensional structure crucial to determining whether it actually is of impact origin.This stereoscopic image was generated by first draping the ASTER satellite image over the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission digital elevation model. Two differing perspectives were then calculated, one for each eye. They can be seen in 3-D by viewing the left image with the right eye and the right image with the left eye (cross-eyed viewing) or by downloading and printing the image pair and viewing them with a stereoscope. When stereoscopically merged, the result is a vertically exaggerated view of Earth's surface in its full three dimensions.Thick vegetation in part defines the surface that the SRTM radar sees as it maps the terrain. Much of the local

  19. INTEGRATION OF PALSAR AND ASTER SATELLITE DATA FOR GEOLOGICAL MAPPING IN TROPICS

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    A. Beiranvand Pour

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This research investigates the integration of the Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR and the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER satellite data for geological mapping applications in tropical environments. The eastern part of the central belt of peninsular Malaysia has been investigated to identify structural features and mineral mapping using PALSAR and ASTER data. Adaptive local sigma and directional filters were applied to PALSAR data for detecting geological structure elements in the study area. The vegetation, mineralogic and lithologic indices for ASTER bands were tested in tropical climate. Lineaments (fault and fractures and curvilinear (anticline or syncline were detected using PALSAR fused image of directional filters (N-S, NE-SW, and NW-SE.Vegetation index image map show vegetation cover by fusing ASTER VNIR bands. High concentration of clay minerals zone was detected using fused image map derived from ASTER SWIR bands. Fusion of ASTER TIR bands produced image map of the lithological units. Results indicate that data integration and data fusion from PALSAR and ASTER sources enhanced information extraction for geological mapping in tropical environments.

  20. Thermal Infrared ASTER Observations of Faults in Southern California

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    Eneva, M.

    2005-12-01

    Reports on earthquake precursors observed in the thermal infrared (TIR) data from several satellites have caused mixed reactions. Some researchers have identified precursory anomalies, such as increased temperatures of several degrees over several days in areas extending up to hundreds of kilometers. In view of the uncertainties in the data, others have been skeptical that such changes can be reliably and uniquely associated with seismic events. This problem is a subset of the more general question how to interpret TIR observations from space for the purpose of fault characterization. Although faults are often clearly discernable in thermal images, the contributions of various factors to any temporal variability in their thermal properties are not clear. These factors include vegetation, soil moisture, surface and air temperature, atmospheric water vapor, and perhaps even wind. Extracting anomalies specifically associated with earthquakes in view of this natural variability and in the presence of observational uncertainties is a difficult task at best. Using standard higher-level TIR products (e.g., surface temperature) derived from radiance at sensor is likely questionable without additional corrections. We address these questions through the analysis of 60 km x 60 km images collected by the ASTER instrument on board of the Terra satellite. ASTER is unique in that five of its 14 channels are TIR, with a spatial resolution of 90 m (compared with at least 1-km spatial resolution of instruments used in previous reports of precursory anomalies). We focus on a specific area in southern California (32.80N - 34.50N, 115.90W - 117.20W) that includes substantial parts of the San Andreas, San Jacinto and Elsinore faults, as well as two recent M5.2 and M4.9 earthquakes (June 12 and 16, 2005). In addition to the existing ASTER data, mostly collected in the daytime, we have made arrangements for future data collections over the next year, with emphasis on nighttime TIR data

  1. Poly-Pattern Compressive Segmentation of ASTER Data for GIS

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    Myers, Wayne; Warner, Eric; Tutwiler, Richard

    2007-01-01

    Pattern-based segmentation of multi-band image data, such as ASTER, produces one-byte and two-byte approximate compressions. This is a dual segmentation consisting of nested coarser and finer level pattern mappings called poly-patterns. The coarser A-level version is structured for direct incorporation into geographic information systems in the manner of a raster map. GIs renderings of this A-level approximation are called pattern pictures which have the appearance of color enhanced images. The two-byte version consisting of thousands of B-level segments provides a capability for approximate restoration of the multi-band data in selected areas or entire scenes. Poly-patterns are especially useful for purposes of change detection and landscape analysis at multiple scales. The primary author has implemented the segmentation methodology in a public domain software suite.

  2. Ship extraction and categorization from ASTER VNIR imagery

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    Partsinevelos, Panagiotis; Miliaresis, George

    2014-08-01

    We present a methodology for ship extraction and categorization from relatively low resolution multispectral ASTER imagery, corresponding to the sea region south east of Athens in Greece. At a first level, in the radiometrically corrected image, quad tree decomposition and bounding rectangular extraction automatically outline location of objects - possible ships, by statistically evaluating spectral responses throughout the segmented image. Subsequently, the object borders within the rectangular regions are extracted, while connected component labelling combined by size and shape filtering allows ship characterization. The ships' spectral signature is determined in green, red and infrared bands while cluster analysis allows the identification of ship categories on the basis of their size and reflectance. Additional pixel- based measures reveal estimated ship orientation, direction, movement, stability and turning. The results are complemented with additional geographic information and inference tools are formed towards the determination of probable ship type and its destination.

  3. Distribution and Ecology of Aster amellus aggregates in the Czech Republic

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    Mandáková, T.; Münzbergová, Zuzana

    2006-01-01

    Roč. 98, - (2006), s. 845-856. ISSN 0305-7364 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : Distribution * Ecology * Aster amellus Subject RIV: EF - Botanics Impact factor: 2.448, year: 2006

  4. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset Monthly 0.05 degree HDF5

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  5. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset Monthly 0.05 degree NetCDF4

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Emissivity Dataset (GED) is a collection of monthly files (see known issues for gaps)...

  6. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset 100-meter Binary V003 - AG100B

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer Global Emissivity Database (ASTER GED) was developed by the National Aeronautics and Space...

  7. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset 1-kilometer Binary V003 - AG1KMB

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer Global Emissivity Database (ASTER GED) was developed by the National Aeronautics and Space...

  8. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset 1-kilometer V003 - AG1KM

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  9. Rock type mapping with indices defined for multispectral thermal infrared ASTER data: case studies

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    Ninomiya, Yoshiki

    2003-03-01

    ASTER sensor aboard NASA's Terra satellite has the capability of measuring multispectral thermal infrared (TIR) emission from the earth's surface to space. The author proposed indices by the combination of ASTER-TIR bands for detecting quartz and carbonate minerals, and another index to estimate the abundance of bulk SiO2 content in the surface silicate rocks, applied them to the low level ASTER radiance at the sensor data without atmospheric corrections, and showed a potential ability of the indices in a rock type mapping. This paper tries to apply the proposed method into the practical case studies using ASTER-TIR data. The study sites include ophiolitic belt zones in Oman and along Yarlun Zangbo River in Tibet. The applied results are compared with the geology of the study areas. It indicates that the new remote sensing approach proposed here would improve the quality and the cost of the geological mapping in arid and semi-arid regions.

  10. An assessment of ASTER surface reflectance products generated by GEO Grid

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    Yamamoto, Hirokazu; Kamei, Akihide; Moriyama, Masao; Tsuchida, Satoshi

    2010-08-01

    The GEO Grid is an e-infrastructure, which is capable in archiving large amount of satellite data and conducting higher level processing using the advanced grid technologies.1 The Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Level 0 data are stored in a cluster system on GEO Grid, and ASTER ortho-rectified radiance and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) products are able to be generated on this system globally since 2000. This research shows validation of new ASTER surface reflectance products generated by the GEO Grid system, which can apply the radiometric and atmospheric correction to ASTER ortho-rectified radiance data of Visible and Near Infrared (VNIR) and Shortwave Infrared (SWIR).

  11. ASTER, ALI and Hyperion sensors data for lithological mapping and ore minerals exploration

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    Beiranvand Pour, Amin; Hashim, Mazlan

    2014-01-01

    This paper provides a review of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), Advanced Land Imager (ALI), and Hyperion data and applications of the data as a tool for ore minerals exploration, lithological and structural mapping. Spectral information extraction from ASTER, ALI, and Hyperion data has great ability to assist geologists in all disciplines to map the distribution and detect the rock units exposed at the earth’s surface. The near coincidence of Earth ...

  12. Atividade antibacteriana e antifúngica de extratos etanólicos de Aster lanceolatus Willd., Asteraceae Antibacterial and antifungal activity of ethanolics extracts from Aster lanceolatus Willd., Asteraceae

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    Josiane F. Gaspari Dias

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Conhecida popularmente como áster-arbustiva, margarida-de-são-miguel e monte-cassino, Aster lanceolatus é uma planta ornamental de corte. Sabendo-se que não existem estudos que atestem a atividade biológica desta espécie, procurou-se neste trabalho atividades antibacteriana e antifúngica. Para tanto se utilizaram extratos brutos etanólicos de duas porções distintas, das flores e dos caules com folhas. Para a atividade antibacteriana, oito bactérias patogênicas foram submetidas a ensaio de difusão em gel e concentração inibitória mínima. Demonstrou-se atividade do extrato bruto etanólico de flores contra Streptococcus pyogenes, em difusão em gel e atividade de extrato bruto etanólico de caules e folhas contra Salmonella typhimurium e Streptococcus pyogenes em concentração inibitória mínima. Para a atividade antifúngica, utilizaram-se três fungos patogênicos em ensaios de crescimento micelial em placas e bioautografia direta. No ensaio de crescimento micelial em placas verificou-se a inibição de Fusarium oxysporum e na bioautografia direta, inibição do Cylindrocladium spathulatum. Os resultados delinearam uma nova fonte de pesquisa, as plantas ornamentais. Estas podem ser fonte de constituintes químicos capazes de servirem como protótipos para novos agentes terapêuticos e para tratamento sanitário de plantas medicinais.Popularly known as aster-arbustiva, margarida-de-são-miguel and monte-cassino, Aster lanceolatus is an ornamental plant. Having the knowledge that there is no studies on the biological activity of this species, this work aimed to check the antibacterial and antifungal activities. The ethanol extracts of the flowers and of the stems with leaves were used. For the antibacterial activity eight pathogenic bacteria were submitted to the diffusion test in gel and minimal inhibitory concentration. The activity of the ethanolic extract of the flowers has been demonstrated against Streptococcus pyogenes in

  13. Remote sensing of volcanic plumes using the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)

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    Henney, Lorna Alison

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) has been used to quantify SO2 emissions from passively degassing volcanoes. This dissertation explores ASTER's capability to detect SO 2 with satellite validation, enhancement techniques and extensive processing of images at a variety of volcanoes. ASTER is compared to the Mini UV Spectrometer (MUSe), a ground based instrument, to determine if reasonable SO2 fluxes can be quantified from a plume emitted from Lascar, Chile. The two sensors were in good agreement with ASTER proving to be a reliable detector of SO2. ASTER illustrated the advantages of imaging a plume in 2D, with better temporal resolution than the MUSe. SO2 plumes in ASTER imagery are not always discernible in the raw TIR data. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Decorrelation Stretch (DCS) enhancement techniques were compared to determine how well they highlight a variety of volcanic plumes. DCS produced a consistent output and the composition of the plumes was easy to identify from explosive eruptions. As the plumes became smaller and lower in altitude they became harder to distinguish using DCS. PCA proved to be better at identifying smaller low altitude plumes. ASTER was used to investigate SO2 emissions at Lascar, Chile. Activity at Lascar has been characterized by cyclic behavior and persistent degassing (Matthews et al. 1997). Previous studies at Lascar have primarily focused on changes in thermal infrared anomalies, neglecting gas emissions. Using the SO2 data along with changes in thermal anomalies and visual observations it is evident that Lascar is at the end an eruptive cycle that began in 1993. Declining gas emissions and crater temperatures suggest that the conduit is sealing. ASTER and the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) were used to determine the annual contribution of SO2 to the troposphere from the Central and South American volcanic arcs between 2000 and 2011. Fluxes of 3.4 Tg/a for Central America and 3

  14. Validation of ASTER Surface Temperature Data with In Situ Measurements to Evaluate Heat Islands in Complex Urban Areas

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    Bonggeun Song; Kyunghun Park

    2014-01-01

    This study compared Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) surface temperature data with in situ measurements to validate the use of ASTER data for studying heat islands in urban settings with complex spatial characteristics. Eight sites in Changwon, Korea, were selected for analyses. Surface temperature data were extracted from the thermal infrared (TIR) band of ASTER on four dates during the summer and fall of 2012, and corresponding in situ measurements of tempe...

  15. "Spiral asters" and cytoplasmic rotation in sea urchin eggs: induction in Strongylocentrotus purpuratus eggs by elevated temperature

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    1985-01-01

    "Spiral asters" composed of swirls of subcortical microtubules were recently described in fertilized eggs of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. In our study, these structures did not occur at culture temperatures below 16 degrees C. When the culture temperature was elevated, however, "spiral asters" routinely appeared during a susceptible period before mitotic prophase when the sperm aster-diaster normally exists. A massive and protracted rotation of the cytoplasm (excluding an imm...

  16. Aster images for discrimination of agricultural use areas in Colombia

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    The advance of geographical information technology has led to the placement of new sensors for earth observation. ASTER (Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) is considered as a latest generation sensor. It has special characteristics that places it as an alternative for studies of vegetation cover on earth. This work is based on its spatial, spectral and radiometric features to discriminate agricultural areas in the irrigation district of USOCOELLO in Colombia. We used a level 1B image from 2006, geometrically corrected, re sampled and its radiance values transformed into reflectance values allowing us to make two compositions: original images (VNIR-SWIR) and fusion images in IHS transformation. The thematic legend was established from the classification scheme Corine Land Cover - Colombia, defining 10 representative coverage categories in the image. The maximum likelihood classifier was used in the allocation phase. In the process of verifying and quantifying the level of accuracy, it was used, as ground truth, the database of geographical area at the site in the same date that the image was taken, obtaining an estimating a global reliability of 75 % for VNIR - SWIR images; if the variability of phenological stages of crops (rice, maize and sorghum) in the area and an important space contrast in the fusion image are taken into account, the obtained Kappa index was 0,75, which means that there is a substantial degree of agreement.

  17. Preliminary Attitude Control Studies for the ASTER Mission

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    This work discusses an attitude control study for the ASTER mission, the first Brazilian mission to the deep space. The study is part of a larger scenario that is the development of optimal trajectories to navigate in the 2001 SN263 asteroid system, together with the generation of orbit and attitude controllers for autonomous operation. The spacecraft attitude is defined from the orientation of the body reference system to the Local Vertical Local Horizontal (LVLH) of a circular orbit around the Alpha asteroid. The rotational equations of motion involve the dynamic equations, where the three angular speeds are generated from a set of three reaction wheels and the gravitational torque. The rotational kinematics is represented in the Euler angles format. The controller is developed via the linear quadratic regulator approach with output feedback. It involves the generation of a stability augmentation (SAS) loop and a tracking outer loop, with a compensator of desired structure. It was chosen the feedback of the p, q and r angular speeds in the SAS, one for each reaction wheel. In the outer loop, it was chosen a proportional integral compensator. The parameters are tuned using a numerical minimization that represents a linear quadratic cost, with weightings in the tracking error and controls. Simulations are performed with the nonlinear model. For small angle manoeuvres, the linear results with reaction wheels or thrusters are reasonable, but, for larger manoeuvres, nonlinear control techniques shall be applied, for example, the sliding mode control

  18. IMÁGENES ASTER EN LA DISCRIMINACIÓN DE ÁREAS DE USO AGRÍCOLA EN COLOMBIA ASTER IMAGES FOR DISCRIMINATION OF AGRICULTURAL USE AREAS IN COLOMBIA

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    Nidia Esperanza Ortiz Lozano

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El avance de las tecnologías de la información geográfica ha llevado a la puesta de nuevos sensores para observación de la tierra. ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Termal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, considerado como sensor de última generación, posee características especiales que lo colocan como una alternativa para estudios de la cobertura vegetal de la tierra. El presente trabajo se basó en sus características espaciales, espectrales y radiométricas con el fin de discriminar las áreas de cultivo agrícola en el distrito de riego Usocoello, en Colombia. Se utilizó una imagen ASTER de nivel 1B de 2006, corregida geométricamente, remuestreada y sus valores de radiancia fueron transformados a valores de reflectancia, permitiendo realizar dos composiciones: imágenes originales (VNIR-SWIR e imagen fusionada en transformación IHS. Se estableció una leyenda temática a partir del esquema de clasificación "CORINE Land Cover - Colombia", definiendo 10 categorías de cobertura representativas en la imagen. Para la fase de asignación se utilizó el clasificador de máxima probabilidad. En el proceso de verificación y cuantificación del nivel de exactitud se utilizó, como verdad terreno, la base de datos geográfica del área a nivel de predio de la misma fecha de la toma de la imagen, encontrándose una fiabilidad global estimada del 75% para la imagen VNIR-SWIR; si se tiene en cuenta la variabilidad de los estados fenológicos de los cultivos (arroz, maíz y sorgo en el área y un contraste espacial significativo en la imagen fusionada, el índice de Kappa obtenido fue de 0,75 con un grado de acuerdo sustancial.The advance of geographical information technology has led to the placement of new sensors for earth observation. ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer is considered as a latest generation sensor. It has special characteristics that places it as an alternative for studies of vegetation cover

  19. Crescimento e absorção de nutrientes pelo Aster ericoides cultivado em solo sob estufa Growth and nutrients absorption by Aster ericoides cultivated in soil at greenhouse conditions

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    Mônica S. de Camargo

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available O Aster ericoides é flor de corte recente no Brasil com grande potencial de produção e aceitação pelo mercado consumidor, mas são escassas as informações sobre sua nutrição e adubação. O objetivo foi avaliar o crescimento, produção de matéria seca e a absorção de nutrientes pelo Aster ericodes (cv. White Master cultivado em estufa comercial. Plântulas dessa espécie foram transplantadas para canteiros após 30 dias da semeadura, em outubro de 1999. As avaliações do material vegetal foram feitas aos 15; 30; 45; 60; 75; 90 e 96 dias após o transplantio. O crescimento inicial foi lento, mas aos 60 dias as plantas já haviam atingido 69% do crescimento em altura e, respectivamente, 27 e 50% do peso final da matéria seca da parte aérea e das raízes. O aparecimento dos botões florais ocorreu no período de 75 a 90 dias. No final do ciclo, as plantas atingiram 137 cm e 24,21 g de matéria seca. A absorção de macronutrientes (kg ha-1 pela parte aérea aos 96 dias foi de: 316,32 de K > 230,52 de N > 35,30 de P > 18,54 de S > 16,14 de Mg > 8,58 de Ca e de micronutrientes (g ha-1 3464,89 de Mn > 1603,23 de Fe > 1104,12 de Zn > 308,40 de B > 61,02 de Cu.Aster ericoides is a cut flower crop with great market and production potential that was only recently introduced into Brazil. Thus, little information is available regarding fertilization and nutrition under tropical conditions. The growth, dry matter production and nutrient absorption of Aster ericoides (cv. White Master cultivated in an UDOX soil under greenhouse conditions was evaluated. Seedlings were transplanted 30 days after sowing date, in October 99. Plant samples were taken at 15; 30; 45; 60; 75; 90 and 96 days after transplanting. Plant growth and dry matter production were slow in the beginning but at 60 days (before flowering 69% of the height, 27% of the top and 50% of the roots dry matter was reached. Plants reached 137 cm in height and 24.21 g of dry weight at the

  20. Estimation of broadband emissivity (8-12 um) from ASTER data by using RM-NN.

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    Mao, K B; Ma, Y; Shen, X Y; Li, B P; Li, C Y; Li, Z L

    2012-08-27

    Land surface window emissivity is a key parameter for estimating the longwave radiative budget. The combined radiative transfer model (RM) with neural network (NN) algorithm is utilized to directly estimate the window (8-12 um) emissivity from the brightness temperature of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) with 90 m spatial resolution. Although the estimation accuracy is very high when the broadband emissivity is estimated from AST05 (ASTER Standard Data Product) by using regression method, the accuracy of AST05 is about ± 0.015 for 86 spectra which is determined by the atmosphere correction for ASTER 1B data. The MODTRAN 4 is used to simulate the process of radiance transfer, and the broadband emissivity is directly estimated from the brightness temperature of ASTER 1B data at satellite. The comparison analysis indicates that the RM-NN is more competent to estimate broadband emissivity than other method when the brightness temperatures of band 11, 12, 13, 14 are made as input nodes of dynamic neural network. The estimation average accuracy is about 0.009, and the estimation results are not sensitive to instrument noise. The RM-NN is applied to extract broadband emissivity from an image of ASTER 1B data in China, and the comparison against a classification based multiple bands with 15 m spatial resolution shows that the estimation results from RM-NN are very good. PMID:23037062

  1. Mapping advanced argillic alteration zones with ASTER and Hyperion data in the Andes Mountains of Peru

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    Ramos, Yuddy; Goïta, Kalifa; Péloquin, Stéphane

    2016-04-01

    This study evaluates Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and Hyperion hyperspectral sensor datasets to detect advanced argillic minerals. The spectral signatures of some alteration clay minerals, such as dickite and alunite, have similar absorption features; thus separating them using multispectral satellite images is a complex challenge. However, Hyperion with its fine spectral bands has potential for good separability of features. The Spectral Angle Mapper algorithm was used in this study to map three advanced argillic alteration minerals (alunite, kaolinite, and dickite) in a known alteration zone in the Peruvian Andes. The results from ASTER and Hyperion were analyzed, compared, and validated using a Portable Infrared Mineral Analyzer field spectrometer. The alterations corresponding to kaolinite and alunite were detected with both ASTER and Hyperion (80% to 84% accuracy). However, the dickite mineral was identified only with Hyperion (82% accuracy).

  2. Discrimination of iron ore deposits of granulite terrain of Southern Peninsular India using ASTER data

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    Rajendran, Sankaran; Thirunavukkarasu, A.; Balamurugan, G.; Shankar, K.

    2011-04-01

    This work describes a new image processing technique for discriminating iron ores (magnetite quartzite deposits) and associated lithology in high-grade granulite region of Salem, Southern Peninsular India using visible, near-infrared and short wave infrared reflectance data of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). Image spectra show that the magnetite quartzite and associated lithology of garnetiferrous pyroxene granulite, hornblende biotite gneiss, amphibolite, dunite, and pegmatite have absorption features around spectral bands 1, 3, 5, and 7. ASTER band ratios ((1 + 3)/2, (3 + 5)/4, (5 + 7)/6) in RGB are constructed by summing the bands representing the shoulders of absorption features as a numerator, and the band located nearest the absorption feature as a denominator to map iron ores and band ratios ((2 + 4)/3, (5 + 7)/6, (7 + 9)/8) in RGB for associated lithology. The results show that ASTER band ratios ((1 + 3)/2, (3 + 5)/4, (5 + 7)/6) in a Red-Green-Blue (RGB) color combination identifies the iron ores much better than previously published ASTER band ratios analysis. A Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is applied to reduce redundant information in highly correlated bands. PCA (3, 2, and 1 for iron ores and 5, 4, 2 for granulite rock) in RGB enabled the discrimination between the iron ores and garnetiferrous pyroxene granulite rock. Thus, this image processing technique is very much suitable for discriminating the different types of rocks of granulite region. As outcome of the present work, the geology map of Salem region is provided based on the interpretation of ASTER image results and field verification work. It is recommended that the proposed methods have great potential for mapping of iron ores and associated lithology of granulite region with similar rock units of granulite regions of Southern Peninsular India. This work also demonstrates the ability of ASTER's to provide information on iron ores, which is valuable

  3. Synergistic Use of Satellite Volcano Detection and Science: A Fifteen Year Perspective of ASTER on Terra

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    Ramsey, M. S.

    2014-12-01

    The success of Terra-based observations using the ASTER instrument of active volcanic processes early in the mission gave rise to a funded NASA program designed to both increase the number of ASTER observations following an eruption and validate the satellite data. The urgent request protocol (URP) system for ASTER grew out of this initial study and has now operated in conjunction with and the support of the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Hawaii, the USGS Land Processes DAAC, and the ASTER science team. The University of Pittsburgh oversees this rapid response/sensor-web system, which until 2011 had focused solely on the active volcanoes in the North Pacific region. Since that time, it has been expanded to operate globally with AVHRR and MODIS and now ASTER VNIR/TIR data are being acquired at numerous erupting volcanoes around the world. This program relies on the increased temporal resolution of AVHRR/MODIS midwave infrared data to trigger the next available ASTER observation, which results in ASTER data as frequently as every 2-5 days. For many targets, the URP has increased the observational frequency over active eruptions by as much 50%. The data have been used for operational response to new eruptions, longer-term scientific studies such as capturing detailed changes in lava domes/flows, pyroclastic flows and lahars. These data have also been used to infer the emplacement of new lava lobes, detect endogenous dome growth, and interpret hazardous dome collapse events. The emitted TIR radiance from lava surfaces has also been used effectively to model composition, texture and degassing. Now, this long-term archive of volcanic image data is being mined to provide statistics on the expectations of future high-repeat TIR data such as that proposed for the NASA HyspIRI mission. In summary, this operational/scientific program utilizing the unique properties of ASTER and the Terra mission has shown the potential for

  4. Reducing the Discrepancy Between ASTER and MODIS Land Surface Temperature Products

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    Changqing Ke

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Human-induced global warming has significantly increased the importance ofsatellite monitoring of land surface temperature (LST on a global scale. The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS provides a 1-km resolution LST productwith almost daily coverage of the Earth, invaluable to both local and global change studies.The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Reflection Radiometer (ASTER provides aLST product with a high spatial resolution of 90-m and a 16-day recurrent cycle,simultaneously acquired at the same height and nadir view as MODIS. ASTER andMODIS are complementary in resolution, offering a unique opportunity for scale-relatedstudies. ASTER and MODIS LST have been widely used but the errors in LST were mostlydisregarded. Correction of ASTER-to-MODIS LST discrepancies is essential for studiesreliant upon the joint use of these sensors. In this study, we compared three correctionapproaches: the Wan et al.’s approach, the refined Wan et al.’s approach, and thegeneralized split window (GSW algorithm based approach. The Wan et al.’s approachcorrects the MODIS 1-km LST using MODIS 5-km LST. The refined approach modifiesthe Wan et al.’s approach through incorporating ASTER emissivity and MODIS 5-km data.The GSW algorithm approach does not use MODIS 5-km but only ASTER emissivity data. We examined the case over a semi-arid terrain area for the part of the Loess Plateau of China. All the approaches reduced the ASTER-to-MODIS LST discrepancy effectively. With terrain correction, the original ASTER-to-MODIS LST difference reduced from 2.7±1.28 K to -0.1±1.87 K for the Wan et al.’s approach, 0.2±1.57 K for the refined approach, and 0.1±1.33 K for the GSW algorithm based approach. Among all the approaches, the GSW algorithm based approach performed best in terms of mean, standard deviation, root mean square root, and correlation coefficient.

  5. Application Analysis of Global Public Data Resources ASTER GDEM%全球公众数据资源ASTER GDEM的应用研究

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    2015-01-01

    Based on the global public data resources ASTER GDEM (space borne thermal emission and reflection ra⁃diometer global digital elevation model) data publicly announced by the USA space agency (NASA),this paper con⁃ducted practical processing and research, and carried out statistical validation on its accuracy.%本文利用美国太空总署(NASA)对外公布的全球公众数据资源ASTER GDEM(星载热发射和反射辐射仪全球数字高程模型)数据进行了实践性处理和研究,并对其精度进行统计验证。

  6. ASTER and USGS EROS disaster response: emergency imaging after Hurricane Katrina

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    Duda, Kenneth A.; Abrams, Michael

    2005-01-01

    The value of remotely sensed imagery during times of crisis is well established, and the increasing spatial and spectral resolution in newer systems provides ever greater utility and ability to discriminate features of interest (International Charter, Space and Major Disasters, 2005). The existing suite of sensors provides an abundance of data, and enables warning alerts to be broadcast for many situations in advance. In addition, imagery acquired soon after an event occurs can be used to assist response and remediation teams in identifying the extent of the affected area and the degree of damage. The data characteristics of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Refl ection Radiometer (ASTER) are well-suited for monitoring natural hazards and providing local and regional views after disaster strikes. For this reason, and because of the system fl exibility in scheduling high-priority observations, ASTER is often tasked to support emergency situations. The Emergency Response coordinators at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) work closely with staff at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) at EROS and the ASTER Science Team as they fulfi ll their mission to acquire and distribute data during critical situations. This article summarizes the role of the USGS/EROS Emergency Response coordinators, and provides further discussion of ASTER data and the images portrayed on the cover of this issue

  7. An algorithm to retrieve land surface temperature from ASTER thermal band data for agricultural drought monitoring

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    Qin, Zhihao; Li, Wenjuan; Gao, Maofang; Zhang, Hong'ou

    2006-09-01

    High spatial resolution ASTER data have 5 thermal bands, of which band 13 and 14 are especially suitable for land surface temperature (LST) estimation. Generally, LST retrieval from two thermal bands is done through so-called split window technique. In the past two decades above 17 split window algorithms have been proposed. However, such algorithm for ASTER data has not been reported, probably due to the new availability of the data for environmental application. In the study, a new split window algorithm has been developed for LST retrieval from ASTER data. Our algorithm only involves two essential parameters for LST retrieval while keeping the same accuracy as those having more parameters. Detailed derivation of the split window algorithm has been given in the paper, which including formulation of thermal radiation transfer equation, determination of algorithm constants, and estimation of the essential parameters. Comparison of our algorithm with the existing ones for validation of its accuracy and applicability in the real world indicates that our algorithm has an average root mean square (RMS) error of 0.67°C when transmittance has an error of 0.05 and emissivity has an error of 0.01. Thus we can conclude that our algorithm is a very good alternative for accurate LST retrieval from ASTER data. Application of the algorithm to Wuxi-Suchou region in Yangtze River Delta produces a very reseasonable LST image of the region, hence confirms the applicability of the algorithm.

  8. Improvement of dem Generation from Aster Images Using Satellite Jitter Estimation and Open Source Implementation

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    Girod, L.; Nuth, C.; Kääb, A.

    2015-12-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) system embarked on the Terra (EOS AM-1) satellite has been a source of stereoscopic images covering the whole globe at a 15m resolution at a consistent quality for over 15 years. The potential of this data in terms of geomorphological analysis and change detection in three dimensions is unrivaled and needs to be exploited. However, the quality of the DEMs and ortho-images currently delivered by NASA (ASTER DMO products) is often of insufficient quality for a number of applications such as mountain glacier mass balance. For this study, the use of Ground Control Points (GCPs) or of other ground truth was rejected due to the global "big data" type of processing that we hope to perform on the ASTER archive. We have therefore developed a tool to compute Rational Polynomial Coefficient (RPC) models from the ASTER metadata and a method improving the quality of the matching by identifying and correcting jitter induced cross-track parallax errors. Our method outputs more accurate DEMs with less unmatched areas and reduced overall noise. The algorithms were implemented in the open source photogrammetric library and software suite MicMac.

  9. Exploring the limits of identifying sub-pixel thermal features using ASTER TIR data

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    Vaughan, R. Greg; Keszthelyi, Laszlo P.; Davies, Ashley G.; Schneider, David J.; Jaworowski, Cheryl; Heasler, Henry

    2010-01-01

    Understanding the characteristics of volcanic thermal emissions and how they change with time is important for forecasting and monitoring volcanic activity and potential hazards. Satellite instruments view volcanic thermal features across the globe at various temporal and spatial resolutions. Thermal features that may be a precursor to a major eruption, or indicative of important changes in an on-going eruption can be subtle, making them challenging to reliably identify with satellite instruments. The goal of this study was to explore the limits of the types and magnitudes of thermal anomalies that could be detected using satellite thermal infrared (TIR) data. Specifically, the characterization of sub-pixel thermal features with a wide range of temperatures is considered using ASTER multispectral TIR data. First, theoretical calculations were made to define a "thermal mixing detection threshold" for ASTER, which quantifies the limits of ASTER's ability to resolve sub-pixel thermal mixing over a range of hot target temperatures and % pixel areas. Then, ASTER TIR data were used to model sub-pixel thermal features at the Yellowstone National Park geothermal area (hot spring pools with temperatures from 40 to 90 °C) and at Mount Erebus Volcano, Antarctica (an active lava lake with temperatures from 200 to 800 °C). Finally, various sources of uncertainty in sub-pixel thermal calculations were quantified for these empirical measurements, including pixel resampling, atmospheric correction, and background temperature and emissivity assumptions.

  10. Cytotype distribution at a diploid-hexaploid contact zone in Aster amellus (Asteraceae)

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    Castro, Sílvia; Loureiro, J.; Procházka, T.; Münzbergová, Zuzana

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 110, č. 5 (2012), s. 1047-1050. ISSN 0305-7364 R&D Projects: GA ČR GPP506/10/P188 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : Aster amellus * diploid * hexaploid Subject RIV: EF - Botanics Impact factor: 3.449, year: 2012

  11. Glacier Volume Change Estimation Using Time Series of Improved Aster Dems

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    Girod, Luc; Nuth, Christopher; Kääb, Andreas

    2016-06-01

    Volume change data is critical to the understanding of glacier response to climate change. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) system embarked on the Terra (EOS AM-1) satellite has been a unique source of systematic stereoscopic images covering the whole globe at 15m resolution and at a consistent quality for over 15 years. While satellite stereo sensors with significantly improved radiometric and spatial resolution are available to date, the potential of ASTER data lies in its long consistent time series that is unrivaled, though not fully exploited for change analysis due to lack of data accuracy and precision. Here, we developed an improved method for ASTER DEM generation and implemented it in the open source photogrammetric library and software suite MicMac. The method relies on the computation of a rational polynomial coefficients (RPC) model and the detection and correction of cross-track sensor jitter in order to compute DEMs. ASTER data are strongly affected by attitude jitter, mainly of approximately 4 km and 30 km wavelength, and improving the generation of ASTER DEMs requires removal of this effect. Our sensor modeling does not require ground control points and allows thus potentially for the automatic processing of large data volumes. As a proof of concept, we chose a set of glaciers with reference DEMs available to assess the quality of our measurements. We use time series of ASTER scenes from which we extracted DEMs with a ground sampling distance of 15m. Our method directly measures and accounts for the cross-track component of jitter so that the resulting DEMs are not contaminated by this process. Since the along-track component of jitter has the same direction as the stereo parallaxes, the two cannot be separated and the elevations extracted are thus contaminated by along-track jitter. Initial tests reveal no clear relation between the cross-track and along-track components so that the latter seems not to be

  12. Validation of ASTER Surface Temperature Data with In Situ Measurements to Evaluate Heat Islands in Complex Urban Areas

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    Bonggeun Song

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study compared Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Reflection Radiometer (ASTER surface temperature data with in situ measurements to validate the use of ASTER data for studying heat islands in urban settings with complex spatial characteristics. Eight sites in Changwon, Korea, were selected for analyses. Surface temperature data were extracted from the thermal infrared (TIR band of ASTER on four dates during the summer and fall of 2012, and corresponding in situ measurements of temperature were also collected. Comparisons showed that ASTER derived temperatures were generally 4.27°C lower than temperatures collected by in situ measurements during the daytime, except on cloudy days. However, ASTER temperatures were higher by 2.23–2.69°C on two dates during the nighttime. Temperature differences between a city park and a paved area were insignificant. Differences between ASTER derived temperatures and onsite measurements are caused by a variety of factors including the application of emissivity values that do not consider the complex spatial characteristics of urban areas. Therefore, to improve the accuracy of surface temperatures extracted from infrared satellite imagery, we propose a revised model whereby temperature data is obtained from ASTER and emissivity values for various land covers are extracted based on in situ measurements.

  13. Lithological Discrimination of the Mafic-Ultramafic Complex, Huitongshan, Beishan, China:Using ASTER Data

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    Lei Liu; Jun Zhou; Dong Jiang; Dafang Zhuang; Lamin R Mansaray

    2014-01-01

    The Beishan area has more than seventy mafic-ultramafic complexes sparsely distributed in the area and is of a big potential in mineral resources related to mafic-ultramafic intrusions. Many mafic-ultramafic intrusions which are mostly in small sizes have been omitted by previous works. This research takes Huitongshan as the study area, which is a major district for mafic-ultramafic occur-rences in Beishan. Advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer (ASTER) data have been processed and interpreted for mapping the mafic-ultramafic complex. ASTER data were processed by different techniques that were selected based on image reflectance and laboratory emis-sivity spectra. The visible near-infrared (VNIR) and short wave infrared (SWIR) data were trans-formed using band ratios and minimum noise fraction (MNF), while the thermal infrared (TIR) data were processed using mafic index (MI) and principal components analysis (PCA). ASTER band ratios (6/8, 5/4, 2/1) in RGB image and MNF (1, 2, 4) in RGB image were powerful in distinguishing the subtle differences between the various rock units. PCA applied to all five bands of ASTER TIR imagery high-lighted marked differences among the mafic rock units and was more effective than the MI in differen-tiating mafic-ultramafic rocks. Our results were consistent with information derived from local geolog-ical maps. Based on the remote sensing results and field inspection, eleven gabbroic intrusions and a pyroxenite occurrence were recognized for the first time. A new geologic map of the Huitongshan area was created by integrating the results of remote sensing, previous geological maps and field inspection. It is concluded that the workflow of ASTER image processing, interpretation and ground inspection has great potential for mafic-ultramafic rocks identifying and relevant mineral targeting in the sparsely vegetated arid region of northwestern China.

  14. ASTER, ALI and Hyperion sensors data for lithological mapping and ore minerals exploration.

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    Beiranvand Pour, Amin; Hashim, Mazlan

    2014-01-01

    This paper provides a review of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), Advanced Land Imager (ALI), and Hyperion data and applications of the data as a tool for ore minerals exploration, lithological and structural mapping. Spectral information extraction from ASTER, ALI, and Hyperion data has great ability to assist geologists in all disciplines to map the distribution and detect the rock units exposed at the earth's surface. The near coincidence of Earth Observing System (EOS)/Terra and Earth Observing One (EO-1) platforms allows acquiring ASTER, ALI, and Hyperion imagery of the same ground areas, resulting accurate information for geological mapping applications especially in the reconnaissance stages of hydrothermal copper and gold exploration, chromite, magnetite, massive sulfide and uranium ore deposits, mineral components of soils and structural interpretation at both regional and district scales. Shortwave length infrared and thermal infrared bands of ASTER have sufficient spectral resolution to map fundamental absorptions of hydroxyl mineral groups and silica and carbonate minerals for regional mapping purposes. Ferric-iron bearing minerals can be discriminated using six unique wavelength bands of ALI spanning the visible and near infrared. Hyperion visible and near infrared bands (0.4 to 1.0 μm) and shortwave infrared bands (0.9 to 2.5 μm) allowed to produce image maps of iron oxide minerals, hydroxyl-bearing minerals, sulfates and carbonates in association with hydrothermal alteration assemblages, respectively. The techniques and achievements reviewed in the present paper can further introduce the efficacy of ASTER, ALI, and Hyperion data for future mineral and lithological mapping and exploration of the porphyry copper, epithermal gold, chromite, magnetite, massive sulfide and uranium ore deposits especially in arid and semi-arid territory. PMID:25674434

  15. NASA and USGS ASTER Expedited Satellite Data Services for Disaster Situations

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    Duda, K. A.

    2012-12-01

    Significant international disasters related to storms, floods, volcanoes, wildfires and numerous other themes reoccur annually, often inflicting widespread human suffering and fatalities with substantial economic consequences. During and immediately after such events it can be difficult to access the affected areas and become aware of the overall impacts, but insight on the spatial extent and effects can be gleaned from above through satellite images. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra spacecraft has offered such views for over a decade. On short notice, ASTER continues to deliver analysts multispectral imagery at 15 m spatial resolution in near real-time to assist participating responders, emergency managers, and government officials in planning for such situations and in developing appropriate responses after they occur. The joint U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team has developed policies and procedures to ensure such ongoing support is accessible when needed. Processing and distribution of data products occurs at the NASA Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) located at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center in South Dakota. In addition to current imagery, the long-term ASTER mission has generated an extensive collection of nearly 2.5 million global 3,600 km2 scenes since the launch of Terra in late 1999. These are archived and distributed by LP DAAC and affiliates at Japan Space Systems in Tokyo. Advanced processing is performed to create higher level products of use to researchers. These include a global digital elevation model. Such pre-event imagery provides a comparative basis for use in detecting changes associated with disasters and to monitor land use trends to portray areas of increased risk. ASTER imagery acquired via the expedited collection and distribution process illustrates the utility and relevancy of such data in crisis situations.

  16. East-Asia land surface emissivity maps generated from Terra/ASTER data archives

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    Tonooka, Hideyuki; Urai, Minoru

    2009-09-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is a high-spatial-resolution multispectral imager on the Terra satellite launched in December 1999. The ASTER thermal infrared (TIR) subsystem has five spectral bands with a spatial resolution of 90 m in the TIR spectral region, which are used for generation of the standard products of surface temperature and surface spectral emissivity. High-resolution surface emissivity at five spectral bands is unique, and is particularly useful for geological mapping. However, the emissivity product is not always easy to use, because (1) its image size is about 60 km square which is not large enough for regional-scale studies, (2) its imaged area is not fixed to the world reference system (WRS) due to a flexible pointing system, and (3) standard atmospheric correction often fails under humid conditions. Thus, in order to improve the usability of the ASTER emissivity product, we are generating land surface emissivity maps in a regional scale by applying improved retrieval algorithms and stack/mosaic processing to an ASTER orthogonal projection dataset which have been produced from the ASTER data archives by the Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. In the present paper, we introduce East-Asia land surface emissivity maps as the first result of this project. A comparison study with MODIS monthly emissivity products (MOD11C3) indicates that the generated maps give more reasonable emissivity spectra with higher spatial resolution than the MODIS emissivity products, though the maps have missing pixels in high latitude areas and humid areas.

  17. Clasificación de yeso mediante imágenes ASTER en la Cordillera Principal Mendocina

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    José F Mescua

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una metodología para obtener el mapa de distribución de yeso con imágenes satelitales ASTER. Se utilizaron imágenes con nivel de procesamiento ASTERL3A correspondientes a dos áreas de la Cordillera Principal mendocina. La estratigrafía de las áreas de estudio se encuentra compuesta por una espesa sucesión sedimentaria mesozoica, volcanitas cenozoicas y depósitos cuaternarios. Dentro de los depósitos mesozoicos se encuentra la Formación Auquilco, integrada por yeso y anhidrita. El reconocimiento y distribución areal de esta unidad es el objetivo de este trabajo. Se aplicaron dos métodos de procesamiento a las imágenes. Por un lado se utilizó el índice de cuarzo (Qi, uno de los índices de determinación de minerales definidos para el subsistema TIR de ASTER. Este índice puede usarse también para reconocer sulfatos, y en particular yeso, ya que estos minerales proporcionan una respuesta muy baja en el Qi. El segundo método consistió en la aplicación combinada de los cocientes de bandas 4/5 y 7/5. Este método permite identificar al yeso por su elevada respuesta en el cociente 4/5 y baja respuesta en el cociente 7/5. A fin de simplificar la metodología, se generó un nuevo cociente a partir de los dos mencionados: (4/5/(7/5, de manera de destacar el yeso con alta respuesta. A partir del relevamiento de campo se observó que en ambos métodos los errores por exceso fueron más importantes que los errores por defecto, y que los píxeles determinados como yeso erróneamente por cada método son diferentes. Este hecho permite la aplicación de la técnica de "Decision Tree" del programa ENVI 4.2 con el objetivo de eliminar estos errores. En cada una de las imágenes se determinaron los valores de umbral para los píxeles reconocidos como yeso. Luego se generó un "árbol de decisiones" combinando los umbrales de cada imagen, seleccionando en una nueva clase los píxeles determinados como yeso por ambos métodos y

  18. Monitoring and predicting eutrophication of Sri Lankan inland waters using ASTER satellite data

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    Dahanayaka, D. D. G. L.; Wijeyaratne, M. J. S.; Tonooka, H.; Minato, A.; Ozawa, S.; Perera, B. D. C.

    2014-10-01

    This study focused on determining the past changes and predicting the future trends in eutrophication of the Bolgoda North lake, Sri Lanka using in situ Chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) measurements and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflectance Radiometer (ASTER) satellite data. This Lake is located in a mixed land use area with industries, some agricultural lands, middle income and high income housing, tourist hotels and low income housing. From March to October 2013, water samples from five sampling sites were collected once a month parallel to ASTER overpass and Chl-a, nitrate and phosphate contents of each sample were measured using standard laboratory methods. Cloud-free ASTER scenes over the lake during the 2000-2013 periods were acquired for Chl-a estimation and trend analysis. All ASTER images were atmospherically corrected using FLAASH software and in-situ Chl-a data were regressed with atmospherically corrected three ASTER VNIR band ratios of the same date. The regression equation of the band ratio and Chl-a content with the highest correlation, which was the green/red band ratio was used to develop algorithm for generation of 15-m resolution Chl-a distribution maps. According to the ASTER based Chl-a distribution maps it was evident that eutrophication of this lake has gradually increased from 2008-2011. Results also indicated that there had been significantly high eutrophic conditions throughout the year 2013 in several regions, especially in water stagnant areas and adjacent to freshwater outlets. Field observations showed that this lake is receiving various discharges from factories. Unplanned urbanization and inadequacy of proper facilities in the nearby industries for waste management have resulted in the eutrophication of the water body. If the present trends of waste disposal and unplanned urbanization continue, enormous environmental problems would be resulted in future. Results of the present study showed that information from satellite remote

  19. Measurements of volcanic SO2 with ASTER. Comparison with automated scanning DOAS measurements

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    Campion, R. A.; Salerno, G. G.; Bernard, A. M.; Burton, M.; Coheur, P.; Caltabiano, T.

    2009-12-01

    Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted by volcanoes has an important impact on the environment and climate and is also a critical parameter for volcano monitoring. A number of satellites operating in the ultra violet and in the Thermal infrared can measure SO2. However a lot of work has still to be done towards a rigorous validation of SO2 measurements from space. ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Reflection radiometer) acquires images in the thermal infrared (TIR) with a resolution of 90m/pixel, which enables to quantify the SO2 fluxes emitted in small-scale tropospheric plumes. ASTER images are processed with radiative transfer simulations and a band ratio algorithm to produce maps of SO2 column amounts. The band ratios (B10+B12)/B11 and B14/B11 are used for their insensitivity to variations in ground altitude and atmospheric humidity, two variables that often complicate SO2 retrievals in the TIR. Their sensitivity to surface emissivity is also reduced. So far, the ground validation of satellite SO2 measurements has been complex due to logistics difficulties and the lack of strictly simultaneous measurements. Recently the development of permanent networks of scanning DOAS on several active volcanoes has provide a wealth of ground based SO2 measurements that can be exploited for validating satellite-based measurements. We will present the results of comparisons between SO2 Column Amount (CA) and fluxes measured by ASTER and by the FLAME network of Mt. Etna. The two independent measurements sets are in good agreement in magnitude. Fluxes range from 2000 to 5000 T/days and column amounts from 0 to 4 g/m2. CAs measured by ASTER present a 0.5g/m2 random dispersion and no systematic bias compared to DOAS measurements. However the CAs measured by DOAS are subject to increase at low-scanning angles. These results constitute a rigorous ground validation of ASTER SO2, and provides valuable insights into accuracy and precision on both methodologies. Figure 1: Comparison

  20. Urban Heat Island Analysis Using the Landsat TM Data and ASTER Data: A Case Study in Hong Kong

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    Lin Liu; Yuanzhi Zhang

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, the effect of urban heat island is analyzed using the Landsat TM data and ASTER data in 2005 as a case study in Hong Kong. Two algorithms were applied to retrieve the land surface temperature (LST) distribution from the Landsat TM and ASTER data. The spatial pattern of LST in the study area is retrieved to characterize their local effects on urban heat island. In addition, the correlation between LST and the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), the normalized differen...

  1. Parámetros genéticos y fenotípicos para peso al año, circunferencia escrotal y talla en ganado Simmental y Simbrah en México

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    José Antonio Torres-Vázquez; Coralia Inés Valentina Manzanilla Pech; Aurelio Borrayo Zepeda; Ángel Ríos-Utrera; Vicente Eliezer Vega-Murillo; Guillermo Martínez-Velázquez; Juan José Baeza Rodríguez; Moisés Montaño-Bermúdez

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo fue estimar los componentes de (co)varianza, heredabilidades y correlaciones genéticas y fenotípicas para peso al año (YW), circunferencia escrotal (SC) y talla (FS) en toros jóvenes Simmental y Simbrah de México. Todas las características se ajustaron a 305 días acorde a los lineamientos descritos por la Federación para el Mejoramiento Genético de los Bovinos de Carne (BIF). El archivo final de datos incluyó 1,949 registros Simmental y 1,259 Simbrah. Para estimar los compones de ...

  2. Deslocamento para o trabalho e fatores associados em industriários do sul do Brasil

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    Shana Ginar da Silva

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Estudo transversal visando estimar a prevalência das formas de deslocamento para o trabalho e identificar fatores associados em trabalhadores do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Um total de 2.265 trabalhadores responderam questionário sobre a forma de deslocamento utilizado para ir ao trabalho: caminhada/bicicleta, ônibus ou de carro/moto. Para estimar a associação entre o desfecho e variáveis sociodemográficas, ocupacionais e comportamental foi utilizada a regressão logística multinomial. O principal meio de deslocamento para o trabalho foi o ônibus (45,7%. Trabalhadores com maior condição socioeconômica tiveram maior probabilidade de deslocamento passivo.

  3. A Class-Oriented Strategy for Features Extraction from Multidate ASTER Imagery

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    Nicola Crocetto

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we propose a hybrid classification method, adopting the best features extraction strategy for each land cover class on multidate ASTER data. To enable an effective comparison among images, Multivariate Alteration Detection (MAD transformation was applied in the pre-processing phase, because of its high level of automation and reliability in the enhancement of change information among different images. Consequently, different features identification procedures, both spectral and object-based, were implemented to overcome problems of misclassification among classes with similar spectral response. Lastly, a post-classification comparison was performed on multidate ASTER-derived land cover (LC maps to evaluate the effects of change in the study area.

  4. Quinic acids from Aster caucasicus and from transgenic callus expressing a beta-amyrin synthase.

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    Pecchia, Paola; Cammareri, Maria; Malafronte, Nicola; Consiglio, M Federica; Gualtieri, Maria Josefina; Conicella, Clara

    2011-11-01

    Several different classes of secondary metabolites, including flavonoids, triterpenoid saponins and quinic acid derivatives, are found in Aster spp. (Fam. Asteraceae). Several Aster compounds revealed biological as well as pharmacological activities. In this work, a phytochemical investigation of A. caucasicus evidenced the presence of quinic acid derivatives, as well as the absence of triterpene saponins. To combine in one species the production of different phytochemicals, including triterpenes, an Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of A. caucasicus was set up to introduce A. sedifolius beta-amyrin synthase (AsOXA1)-encoding gene under the control of the constitutive promoter CaMV35S. The quali-quantitative analysis of transgenic calli with ectopic expression of AsOXA1 showed, in one sample, a negligible amount of triterpene saponins combined with higher amount of quinic acid derivatives as compared with the wild type callus. PMID:22224284

  5. Digital Mapping of Soil Properties Using Multivariate Statistical Analysis and ASTER Data in an Arid Region

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    Said Nawar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Modeling and mapping of soil properties has been identified as key for effective land degradation management and mitigation. The ability to model and map soil properties at sufficient accuracy for a large agriculture area is demonstrated using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER imagery. Soil samples were collected in the El-Tina Plain, Sinai, Egypt, concurrently with the acquisition of ASTER imagery, and measured for soil electrical conductivity (ECe, clay content and soil organic matter (OM. An ASTER image covering the study area was preprocessed, and two predictive models, multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS and the partial least squares regression (PLSR, were constructed based on the ASTER spectra. For all three soil properties, the results of MARS models were better than those of the respective PLSR models, with cross-validation estimated R2 of 0.85 and 0.80 for ECe, 0.94 and 0.90 for clay content and 0.79 and 0.73 for OM. Independent validation of ECe, clay content and OM maps with 32 soil samples showed the better performance of the MARS models, with R2 = 0.81, 0.89 and 0.73, respectively, compared to R2 = 0.78, 0.87 and 0.71 for the PLSR models. The results indicated that MARS is a more suitable and superior modeling technique than PLSR for the estimation and mapping of soil salinity (ECe, clay content and OM. The method developed in this paper was found to be reliable and accurate for digital soil mapping in arid and semi-arid environments.

  6. EXTRACTION OF FOREST STANDS PARAMETERS FROM ASTER DATA IN OPEN FOREST

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    M Abbasi; Riyahi Bakhtyarib, H. R.

    2012-01-01

    Tree crown size (CS) and stem number per hectare (SN) has become increasingly important for forest management and ecosystem monitoring. Tree crown size is also strongly related to other canopy structural parameters, such as diameter at breast height, tree height and biomass. For both issues, remote sensing data are attractive for their large-area and up-to-date mapping capacities. The QuickBird and ASTER imagery used in this study was acquired over Zagros Forests in southern Zagros region, Fa...

  7. Metabolic potential of microorganisms associated with the halophyte Aster tripolium L. in saline soils

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    Szymańska, Sonia; Piernik, Agnieszka; Hrynkiewicz, Katarzyna

    2014-01-01

    Increased soil salinization may be caused by a natural (e.g. climate change) and anthropogenic (e.g. improper fertilization and irrigation of agricultural land) factors. The submitted work assumes that microorganisms associated with plant halophytes have a unique metabolic properties that can stimulate plant growth under salt stress. The aim of the study was to determine the abundance and metabolic biodiversity of endophytic and rhizosphere microorganisms co-existing with Aster tripolium L. a...

  8. Seed quantity and quality in fruit heads of Aster lanceolatus Willd.: Implications for invasion success

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    Nešić Marija; Obratov-Petković Dragica; Skočajić Dragana; Bjedov Ivana

    2013-01-01

    Aster lanceolatus Willd. is a herbaceous perennial that is considered invasive in many European countries. In Serbia, this plant inhabits wet habitats and forms widespread monospecific stands. The objective of this research is to determine whether generative reproduction has an important role in the expansion of this species to new areas. In 13 different localities, fruit heads were collected from lateral and terminal parts of infructescence. Seed quantity ...

  9. Estimating Evapotranspiration from an Improved Two-Source Energy Balance Model Using ASTER Satellite Imagery

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    Qifeng Zhuang; Bingfang Wu

    2015-01-01

    Reliably estimating the turbulent fluxes of latent and sensible heat at the Earth’s surface by remote sensing is important for research on the terrestrial hydrological cycle. This paper presents a practical approach for mapping surface energy fluxes using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) images from an improved two-source energy balance (TSEB) model. The original TSEB approach may overestimate latent heat flux under vegetative stress conditions, as has al...

  10. Reducing the Discrepancy Between ASTER and MODIS Land Surface Temperature Products

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    Changqing Ke; Yasushi Yamaguchi; Yuanbo Liu

    2007-01-01

    Human-induced global warming has significantly increased the importance ofsatellite monitoring of land surface temperature (LST) on a global scale. The MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) provides a 1-km resolution LST productwith almost daily coverage of the Earth, invaluable to both local and global change studies.The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) provides aLST product with a high spatial resolution of 90-m and a 16-day recurrent cycle,...

  11. PEMETAAN SUHU PERMUKAAN LAUT (SPL MENGGUNAKAN CITRA SATELIT ASTER DI PERAIRAN LAUT JAWA BAGIAN BARAT MADURA

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    Dyah Ayu Sulistyo Rini

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Oceanographical temperature in Java Sea is very important to be considered. This research was combines in-site observation technique, Geographical Information System (GLS and remote sensing in order to get accurate, present and updateable data. The aim of this research is to determine the distribution of sea-surface temperature and accuration-test value in Java Sea especially on western coast of Madura using ASTER satellite imagery. This research were used software of ENVI 4.5, ILWIS 3.3, and ArcGIS 9.3 and also changed the radian value until °C. Result showed that using ASTER satellite imagery within band 10 range between 32 "C-35 "C. Band 11,between 24.9"C 25,2"C. Band 12 between 16,7"C to 17"C. Band while band 13 abd 14 between 30.7, band 28. Band 11 is more accurate compared to Band 10, 12, 13. 14, the RMS Error on band 11 showed lower value compared to the other band.Keywords: Sea-surface Temperature. ASTER satellite imagery. Java Sea, Western coast of Madura

  12. Detection of High Local Groundwater Inflow to Rock Tunnels using ASTER Satellite Images

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    M. Sharafi

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available High local groundwater flow into rock tunnels may lead to a potential hazard and is an important factor influencing construction time and costs. Geological features such as fault zones and open fractures can be the source of very high local groundwater inflows. Having a reliable estimation of location groundwater inflows is essential before excavation of tunnels. To reduce the costs and time of field works, remote sensing investigations can be a good solution. The main aim of the present study is to propose a methodology for detecting the geomorphic markers of cuesta in the high local groundwater inflow to Nosoud tunnel using the satellite imagery data. For this purpose, a reflectance image from the ASTER satellite sensor was used. Our Experiments show that cuesta springs, caused by hydraulic fracturing, can be detected using the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI map, computed on the ASTER image, and analyzing the topographic and morphometric features of the area. Moreover, observations in tunnel excavation stage showed that crossing through open fractures in hard and thick layers is the major cause of water inflow into the tunnel, which corresponds to the surface hydrogeological evidences obtained from the ASTER image.

  13. Estimating Coastal Lagoon Tidal Flooding and Repletion with Multidate ASTER Thermal Imagery

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    Thomas R. Allen

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Coastal lagoons mix inflowing freshwater and tidal marine waters in complex spatial patterns. This project sought to detect and measure temperature and spatial variability of flood tides for a constricted coastal lagoon using multitemporal remote sensing. Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Radiometer (ASTER thermal infrared data provided estimates of surface temperature for delineation of repletion zones in portions of Chincoteague Bay, Virginia. ASTER high spatial resolution sea-surface temperature imagery in conjunction with in situ observations and tidal predictions helped determine the optimal seasonal data for analyses. The selected time series ASTER satellite data sets were analyzed at different tidal phases and seasons in 2004–2006. Skin surface temperatures of ocean and estuarine waters were differentiated by flood tidal penetration and ebb flows. Spatially variable tidal flood penetration was evaluated using discrete seed-pixel area analysis and time series Principal Components Analysis. Results from these techniques provide spatial extent and variability dynamics of tidal repletion, flushing, and mixing, important factors in eutrophication assessment, water quality and resource monitoring, and application of hydrodynamic modeling for coastal estuary science and management.

  14. PROPUESTA DE INDICADORES PARA ESTIMAR LA EFICIENCIA DE LA ACTIVIDAD CIENTÍFICO-TÉCNICA DE LOS GRUPOS DE INVESTIGACIÓN AUTOFINANCIADOS EN LAS UNIVERSIDADES CUBANAS

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    2004-01-01

    El presente artículo tiene como objetivo proponer un conjunto de indicadores que permita medir la eficiencia de la actividad científico-técnica en los grupos de investigación universitarios sometidos al autofinanciamiento.

  15. Modelos discriminantes para predecir la pérdida de peso. Proyecto PROgramas de Nutrición y Actividad Física para el tratamiento de la obesidad (PRONAF)

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    Rojo Tirado, Miguel Angel; Peinado Lozano, Ana Belen; Benito Peinado, Pedro José

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo del trabajo fue crear modelos discriminantes para estimar el porcentaje de pérdida de peso tras una intervención de seis meses, determinando la importancia de cada variable estudiada. La muestra, formada por 89 participantes en sobrepeso (18–50 años; IMC >25 y

  16. Estimating surface fluxes over the north Tibetan Plateau area with ASTER imagery

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    Weiqiang Ma

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Surface fluxes are important boundary conditions for climatological modeling and Asian monsoon system. The recent availability of high-resolution, multi-band imagery from the ASTER (Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer sensor has enabled us to estimate surface fluxes to bridge the gap between local scale flux measurements using micrometeorological instruments and regional scale land-atmosphere exchanges of water and heat fluxes that are fundamental for the understanding of the water cycle in the Asian monsoon system. A parameterization method based on ASTER data and field observations has been proposed and tested for deriving surface albedo, surface temperature, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI, Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index (MSAVI, vegetation coverage, Leaf Area Index (LAI, net radiation flux, soil heat flux, sensible heat flux and latent heat flux over heterogeneous land surface in this paper. As a case study, the methodology was applied to the experimental area of the Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP Asia-Australia Monsoon Project (CAMP on the Tibetan Plateau (CAMP/Tibet, located at the north Tibetan Plateau. The ASTER data of 24 July 2001, 29 November 2001 and 12 March 2002 was used in this paper for the case of summer, winter and spring. To validate the proposed methodology, the ground-measured surface variables (surface albedo and surface temperature and land surface heat fluxes (net radiation flux, soil heat flux, sensible heat flux and latent heat flux were compared to the ASTER derived values. The results show that the derived surface variables and land surface heat fluxes in three different months over the study area are in good accordance with the land surface status. Also, the estimated land surface variables and land surface heat fluxes are in good accordance with ground measurements, and all their absolute percentage difference (APD is less than 10% in the validation sites

  17. Inter-Comparison of ASTER and MODIS Surface Reflectance and Vegetation Index Products for Synergistic Applications to Natural Resource Monitoring

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    Miura, Tomoaki; Yoshioka, Hiroki; Fujiwara, Kayo; Yamamoto, Hirokazu

    2008-01-01

    Synergistic applications of multi-resolution satellite data have been of a great interest among user communities for the development of an improved and more effective operational monitoring system of natural resources, including vegetation and soil. In this study, we conducted an inter-comparison of two remote sensing products, namely, visible/near-infrared surface reflectances and spectral vegetation indices (VIs), from the high resolution Advanced Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) (15 m) and lower resolution Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) (250 m – 500 m) sensors onboard the Terra platform. Our analysis was aimed at understanding the degree of radiometric compatibility between the two sensors' products due to sensor spectral bandpasses and product generation algorithms. Multiple pairs of ASTER and MODIS standard surface reflectance products were obtained at randomly-selected, globally-distributed locations, from which two types of VIs were computed: the normalized difference vegetation index and the enhanced vegetation indices with and without a blue band. Our results showed that these surface reflectance products and the derived VIs compared well between the two sensors at a global scale, but subject to systematic differences, of which magnitudes varied among scene pairs. An independent assessment of the accuracy of ASTER and MODIS standard products, in which “in-house” surface reflectances were obtained using in situ Aeronet atmospheric data for comparison, suggested that the performance of the ASTER atmospheric correction algorithm may be variable, reducing overall quality of its standard reflectance product. Atmospheric aerosols, which were not corrected for in the ASTER algorithm, were found not to impact the quality of the derived reflectances. Further investigation is needed to identify the sources of inconsistent atmospheric correction results associated with the ASTER algorithm, including additional quality

  18. Inter-Comparison of ASTER and MODIS Surface Reflectance and Vegetation Index Products for Synergistic Applications to Natural Resource Monitoring

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    Hirokazu Yamamoto

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Synergistic applications of multi-resolution satellite data have been of a great interest among user communities for the development of an improved and more effective operational monitoring system of natural resources, including vegetation and soil. In this study, we conducted an inter-comparison of two remote sensing products, namely, visible/near-infrared surface reflectances and spectral vegetation indices (VIs, from the high resolution Advanced Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER (15 m and lower resolution Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS (250 m – 500 m sensors onboard the Terra platform. Our analysis was aimed at understanding the degree of radiometric compatibility between the two sensors’ products due to sensor spectral bandpasses and product generation algorithms. Multiple pairs of ASTER and MODIS standard surface reflectance products were obtained at randomly-selected, globally-distributed locations, from which two types of VIs were computed: the normalized difference vegetation index and the enhanced vegetation indices with and without a blue band. Our results showed that these surface reflectance products and the derived VIs compared well between the two sensors at a global scale, but subject to systematic differences, of which magnitudes varied among scene pairs. An independent assessment of the accuracy of ASTER and MODIS standard products, in which “in-house” surface reflectances were obtained using in situ Aeronet atmospheric data for comparison, suggested that the performance of the ASTER atmospheric correction algorithm may be variable, reducing overall quality of its standard reflectance product. Atmospheric aerosols, which were not corrected for in the ASTER algorithm, were found not to impact the quality of the derived reflectances. Further investigation is needed to identify the sources of inconsistent atmospheric correction results

  19. Reconocimiento de alteración hidrotermal con el sensor ASTER, en el curso medio del Río Santa Cruz (31°40's, provincia de San Juan

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    Daniel J Pérez

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La utilización del sensor ASTER (Advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer permitió la identificación de diversos depósitos de alteración hidrotermal, indicando que la aplicación de técnicas espectrales en regiones con buena exposición de afloramientos, permite la identificación de diversas litologías asociadas a dichos depósitos. En el presente trabajo se han probado diferentes métodos para identificar y generar un mapa de zonas con alteración hidrotermal mediante el uso de escenas ASTER. Estas áreas usualmente contienen grandes cantidades de minerales arcillosos susceptibles de ser detectados con imágenes multiespectrales. Diversos autores han desarrollado diferentes procedimientos para clasificar y generar un mapa de estos minerales de origen hidrotermal. Entre las más simples, las combinaciones y cocientes de bandas han probado ser herramientas muy efectivas para detectar blancos. Los índices litológicos buscan reforzar la respuesta espectral de este grupo de minerales mediante productos y cocientes de bandas. Estas técnicas no implican una corrección integral de la escena ASTER. Otras técnicas empleadas en este estudio requieren de un procesamiento más profundo, especialmente cuando se trabaja con datos espectrales. Las mismas incluyen la clasificación SAM (spectral angle mapper y la transformación MNF (minimun noise fraction para separar el ruido y reducir los requisitos posteriores para procesar la imagen. Los espectros utilizados en este trabajo fueron obtenidos con muestras de campo con un espectrómetro de reflectancia SWIR (short wave infrared y mediante la derivación de sus escenas. Los métodos de clasificación han sido probados enáreas de mineralización conocida, como Los Pelambres, El Pachón y Altar; y en otros sectores en la región del río Santa Cruz como Carnicerías y La Coipa; en el sector sudoccidental de la provincia de San Juan. Los resultados de este trabajo se presentan

  20. Los ritmos como terapia para la impulsividad

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    Mónica Triviño

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Investigaciones recientes muestran que el uso de patrones rítmicos facilita la respuesta óptima en el tiempo, por lo que el entrenamiento mediante ritmos podría proponerse como terapia novedosa ante problemas como la impulsividad. Esto podría beneficiar a pacientes con daño prefrontal o personas con trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad (TDAH, que suelen mostrar conductas impulsivas, así como dificultad para estimar el paso del tiempo.

  1. Reconocimiento de alteración hidrotermal con el sensor ASTER, en el curso medio del Río Santa Cruz (31°40's, provincia de San Juan Reconnaissance of hydrothermal alteration with the ASTER sensor, in the middle course of Río Santa Cruz (31°40' S, province of San Juan

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    Daniel J Pérez

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La utilización del sensor ASTER (Advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer permitió la identificación de diversos depósitos de alteración hidrotermal, indicando que la aplicación de técnicas espectrales en regiones con buena exposición de afloramientos, permite la identificación de diversas litologías asociadas a dichos depósitos. En el presente trabajo se han probado diferentes métodos para identificar y generar un mapa de zonas con alteración hidrotermal mediante el uso de escenas ASTER. Estas áreas usualmente contienen grandes cantidades de minerales arcillosos susceptibles de ser detectados con imágenes multiespectrales. Diversos autores han desarrollado diferentes procedimientos para clasificar y generar un mapa de estos minerales de origen hidrotermal. Entre las más simples, las combinaciones y cocientes de bandas han probado ser herramientas muy efectivas para detectar blancos. Los índices litológicos buscan reforzar la respuesta espectral de este grupo de minerales mediante productos y cocientes de bandas. Estas técnicas no implican una corrección integral de la escena ASTER. Otras técnicas empleadas en este estudio requieren de un procesamiento más profundo, especialmente cuando se trabaja con datos espectrales. Las mismas incluyen la clasificación SAM (spectral angle mapper y la transformación MNF (minimun noise fraction para separar el ruido y reducir los requisitos posteriores para procesar la imagen. Los espectros utilizados en este trabajo fueron obtenidos con muestras de campo con un espectrómetro de reflectancia SWIR (short wave infrared y mediante la derivación de sus escenas. Los métodos de clasificación han sido probados enáreas de mineralización conocida, como Los Pelambres, El Pachón y Altar; y en otros sectores en la región del río Santa Cruz como Carnicerías y La Coipa; en el sector sudoccidental de la provincia de San Juan. Los resultados de este trabajo se presentan

  2. Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies, how to estimate how much they mitigate the green house effect gases emissions; Eficiencia energetica y uso de energias renovables, como estimar cuanto mitigan las emisiones de gases efecto invernadoro?

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    2002-06-01

    In the last years much attention has been given to the polluting gas discharges, in special of those that favor the green house effect (GHE), due to the negative sequels that its concentration causes to the atmosphere, particularly as the cause of the increase in the overall temperature of the planet, which has been denominated world-wide climatic change. There are many activities that allow to lessen or to elude the GHE gas emissions, and with the main ones the so-called projects of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE/RE) have been structured. In order to carry out a project within the frame of the MDL, it is necessary to evaluate with quality, precision and transparency, the amount of emissions of GHE gases that are reduced or suppressed thanks to their application. For that reason, in our country we tried different methodologies directed to estimate the CO{sub 2} emissions that are attenuated or eliminated by means of the application of EE/RE projects. [Spanish] En los ultimos anos se ha puesto mucha atencion a las emisiones de gases contaminantes, en especial de los que favorecen el efecto invernadero (GEI), debido a las secuelas negativas que su concentracion ocasiona a la atmosfera, particularmente como causante del aumento en la temperatura general del planeta, en lo que se ha denominado cambio climatico mundial. Existen muchas actividades que permiten aminorar o eludir las emisiones de GEI, y con las principales se han estructurado los llamados proyectos de eficiencia energetica y energia renovables (EE/ER). Para llevar a cabo un proyecto dentro del marco del MDL, es necesario evaluar con calidad, precision y transparencia, la cantidad de emisiones de GEI que se reducen o suprimen gracias a su aplicacion. Por ello, en nuestro pais ensayamos diferentes metodologias encaminadas a estimar las emisiones de CO{sub 2} que se atenuan o eliminan mediante la aplicacion de proyectos de EE/ER.

  3. ASTER spectral analysis and lithologic mapping of the Khanneshin carbonatite volcano, Afghanistan

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    Mars, J.C.; Rowan, L.C.

    2011-01-01

    Advanced Spaceborne Thermal and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data of the early Quaternary Khanneshin carbonatite volcano located in southern Afghanistan were used to identify carbonate rocks within the volcano and to distinguish them from Neogene ferruginous polymict sandstone and argillite. The carbonatitic rocks are characterized by diagnostic CO3 absorption near 11.2 ??m and 2.31-2.33 ??m, whereas the sandstone, argillite, and adjacent alluvial deposits exhibit intense Si-O absorption near 8.7 ??m caused mainly by quartz and Al-OH absorption near 2.20 ??m due to muscovite and illite. Calcitic carbonatite was distinguished from ankeritic carbonatite in the short wave infrared (SWIR) region of the ASTER data due to a slight shift of the CO3 absorption feature toward 2.26 ??m (ASTER band 7) in the ankeritic carbonatite spectra. Spectral assessment using ASTER SWIR data suggests that the area is covered by extensive carbonatite flows that contain calcite, ankerite, and muscovite, though some areas mapped as ankeritic carbonatite on a pre existing geologic map were not identified in the ASTER data. A contact aureole shown on the geologic map was defined using an ASTER false color composite image (R = 6, G = 3, B = 1) and a logical operator byte image. The contact aureole rocks exhibit Fe2+, Al-OH, and Fe, Mg-OH spectral absorption features at 1.65, 2.2, and 2.33 ??m, respectively, which suggest that the contact aureole rocks contain musco vite, epidote, and chlorite. The contact aureole rocks were mapped using an Interactive Data Language (IDL) logical operator. A visible through short wave infrared (VNIR-SWIR) mineral and rock-type map based on matched filter, band ratio, and logical operator analysis illustrates: (1) laterally extensive calcitic carbonatite that covers most of the crater and areas northeast of the crater; (2) ankeritic carbonatite located southeast and north of the crater and some small deposits located within the crater; (3) agglomerate that

  4. Comparative mineral mapping in the Colorado Mineral Belt using AVIRIS and ASTER remote sensing data

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    Rockwell, Barnaby W.

    2013-01-01

    This report presents results of interpretation of spectral remote sensing data covering the eastern Colorado Mineral Belt in central Colorado, USA, acquired by the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensors. This study was part of a multidisciplinary mapping and data integration project at the U.S. Geological Survey that focused on long-term resource planning by land-managing entities in Colorado. The map products were designed primarily for the regional mapping and characterization of exposed surface mineralogy, including that related to hydrothermal alteration and supergene weathering of pyritic rocks. Alteration type was modeled from identified minerals based on standard definitions of alteration mineral assemblages. Vegetation was identified using the ASTER data and subdivided based on per-pixel chlorophyll content (depth of 0.68 micrometer absorption band) and dryness (fit and depth of leaf biochemical absorptions in the shortwave infrared spectral region). The vegetation results can be used to estimate the abundance of fire fuels at the time of data acquisition (2002 and 2003). The AVIRIS- and ASTER-derived mineral mapping results can be readily compared using the toggleable layers in the GeoPDF file, and by using the provided GIS-ready raster datasets. The results relating to mineral occurrence and distribution were an important source of data for studies documenting the effects of mining and un-mined, altered rocks on aquatic ecosystems at the watershed level. These studies demonstrated a high correlation between metal concentrations in streams and the presence of hydrothermal alteration and (or) pyritic mine waste as determined by analysis of the map products presented herein. The mineral mapping results were also used to delineate permissive areas for various mineral deposit types.

  5. EXTRACTION OF FOREST STANDS PARAMETERS FROM ASTER DATA IN OPEN FOREST

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    M. Abbasi

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Tree crown size (CS and stem number per hectare (SN has become increasingly important for forest management and ecosystem monitoring. Tree crown size is also strongly related to other canopy structural parameters, such as diameter at breast height, tree height and biomass. For both issues, remote sensing data are attractive for their large-area and up-to-date mapping capacities. The QuickBird and ASTER imagery used in this study was acquired over Zagros Forests in southern Zagros region, Fars province of Iran on 1 August 2005 and 1 July 2005, respectively. For the forest site investigated in this study, we concentrated on stands of Quercus Persica which is the dominant species in Zagros region. This study was conducted to investigate the capabilities of ASTER-L1B data to estimate some of forest parameters at individual tree and stand level in dry area. The forest stand parameters are crown area, crown density, average crown area. Obtaining the accuracy of classification the ground truth map was prepared by tree crown delineation using the panchromatic band of QuickBird data. Individual tree crowns were automatically delineated by color segmentation of QuickBird imagery. Simple linear regression procedure was used to show the relationships between spectral variables and the individual trees and forest stand parameters. With decreasing the crown density the effects of background will increase. Our results indicated that crown size could be accurately extracted from panchromatic band of QuickBird images especially for open forest stands. This paper demonstrates that using high-resolution satellite imagery in the open forest offers a unique opportunity for deriving single tree attributes and allowing reliable ground truth map to estimate stand structure. ASTER data and its indices showed good capability to estimate crown area in this study.

  6. Analysis of ASTER data for mapping bauxite rich pockets within high altitude lateritic bauxite, Jharkhand, India

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    Guha, Arindam; Singh, Vivek Kr.; Parveen, Reshma; Kumar, K. Vinod; Jeyaseelan, A. T.; Dhanamjaya Rao, E. N.

    2013-04-01

    Bauxite deposits of Jharkhand in India are resulted from the lateritization process and therefore are often associated with the laterites. In the present study, ASTER (Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) image is processed to delineate bauxite rich pockets within the laterites. In this regard, spectral signatures of lateritic bauxite samples are analyzed in the laboratory with reference to the spectral features of gibbsite (main mineral constituent of bauxite) and goethite (main mineral constituent of laterite) in VNIR-SWIR (visible-near infrared and short wave infrared) electromagnetic domain. The analysis of spectral signatures of lateritic bauxite samples helps in understanding the differences in the spectral features of bauxites and laterites. Based on these differences; ASTER data based relative band depth and simple ratio images are derived for spatial mapping of the bauxites developed within the lateritic province. In order to integrate the complementary information of different index image, an index based principal component (IPC) image is derived to incorporate the correlative information of these indices to delineate bauxite rich pockets. The occurrences of bauxite rich pockets derived from density sliced IPC image are further delimited by the topographic controls as it has been observed that the major bauxite occurrences of the area are controlled by slope and altitude. In addition to above, IPC image is draped over the digital elevation model (DEM) to illustrate how bauxite rich pockets are distributed with reference to the topographic variability of the terrain. Bauxite rich pockets delineated in the IPC image are also validated based on the known mine occurrences and existing geological map of the bauxite. It is also conceptually validated based on the spectral similarity of the bauxite pixels delineated in the IPC image with the ASTER convolved laboratory spectra of bauxite samples.

  7. Self-organizing feature map neural network classification of the ASTER data based on wavelet fusion

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    HASI Bagan; MA Jianwen; LI Qiqing; HAN Xiuzhen; LIU Zhili

    2004-01-01

    Most methods for classification of remote sensing data are based on the statistical parameter evaluation with the assumption that the samples obey the normal distribution. However, more accurate classification results can be obtained with the neural network method through getting knowledge from environments and adjusting the parameter (or weight) step by step by a specific measurement. This paper focuses on the double-layer structured Kohonen self-organizing feature map (SOFM), for which all neurons within the two layers are linked one another and those of the competition layers are linked as well along the sides. Therefore, the self-adapting learning ability is improved due to the effective competition and suppression in this method. The SOFM has become a hot topic in the research area of remote sensing data classification. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflectance Radiometer (ASTER) is a new satellite-borne remote sensing instrument with three 15-m resolution bands and three 30-m resolution bands at the near infrared. The ASTER data of Dagang district, Tianjin Municipality is used as the test data in this study. At first, the wavelet fusion is carried out to make the spatial resolutions of the ASTER data identical; then, the SOFM method is applied to classifying the land cover types. The classification results are compared with those of the maximum likelihood method (MLH). As a consequence, the classification accuracy of SOFM increases about by 7% in general and, in particular, it is almost as twice as that of the MLH method in the town.

  8. SRTM DEM与ASTER DEM数据比较研究

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    李鹤元; 孙亮

    2014-01-01

    SRTM DEM是利用航天飞机雷达地形测绘获取的全球中低纬度地区地表的高分辨率雷达影像生成的DEM,它具有较高的分辨率和现势性;ASTER DEM是利用高分辨率卫星成像设备ASTER获取的立体影像生成的DEM,全球覆盖范围更广、数据分辨率更高。由于两种DEM获取机理与生产工艺不同,因此存在较大的数据差异。为了利用两种数据进行DEM数据融合与更新,需要对不同地形DEM数据进行比较研究与分析。本文选取具有高山峡谷地貌特征的某山区为实验区,运用总体统计分析、检查点法和剖面法对SRTM DEM与ASTER DEM进行数据比较研究。结果表明,SRTM DEM与ASTER DEM中误差约为45m,误差值在-150m至150m的点数量呈正态分布,在山峰与山谷处高程值差异明显。

  9. ASTER GDEM validation using LiDAR data over coastal regions of Greenland

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    Hvidegaard, Sine Munk; Sørensen, Louise Sandberg; Forsberg, René

    2011-01-01

    Elevation data from airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) campaigns are used in an attempt to evaluate the accuracy of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) global digital elevation model (GDEM) in Greenland. The LiDAR elevation data set is characterized...... by a high spatial resolution of about 1 m and elevation accuracy of 20–30 cm root mean square error (RMSE). The LiDAR data sets used were acquired during ice-monitoring campaigns carried out from 2003 to 2008. The study areas include ice-free regions, local ice caps and the ice sheet margin. A linear...

  10. Reconstructing Holocene Glacier Changes in West Greenland From Multispectral ASTER Imagery

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    Huh, K.; Csatho, B.; van der Veen, C. J.; Ahn, Y.

    2006-12-01

    To understand the mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet and to identify mechanisms controlling that balance and Greenland's contribution to future changes in global sea level, it is crucial to construct longer temporal records, reaching back to the Little Ice Age (LIA) or beyond. The primary objectives of this project are to develop procedures for mapping glacial trimlines, marking maximum glacier extent during the LIA, and terminal moraines indicating earlier advanced terminus positions, in central west Greenland using multispectral ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) images. The motivation for using satellite imagery for mapping glacial-geological features is the greater spatial coverage that can be achieved, as opposed to the traditional method of field mapping in restricted areas. ASTER imagery provides spectral bands spanning from the visible to the thermal infrared bands, including two stereo bands, enabling us to map the spectral properties of the Earth's surface as well as to obtain surface topography. This poster presents examples of mapping the 3D shapes of glacial geomorphological features using supervised classification, visual interpretation and advanced pattern recognition methods, and results of the volume change computation and interpretation, focusing on the Jakobshavn drainage basin. For trimline mapping, a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) was generated from the stereo bands of the same data set, followed by orthorectification using Ground Control Points (GCPs) and checkpoints extracted from stereo aerial photographs and digital maps. Surface reflectance was estimated from the raw DN values by applying the Empirical Line Correction model for atmospheric effects. Maximum likelihood classification, in supervised mode, was applied to distinguish different land cover types. Classification of the ASTER image with nine non-thermal bands provides a good discrimination between the exposed fresh rock surfaces, moraines of

  11. An application of the Self Organizing Map Algorithm to computer aided classification of ASTER multispectral data

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    Ferdinando Giacco

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we employ the Kohonen’s Self Organizing Map (SOM as a strategy for an unsupervised analysis of ASTER multispectral (MS images. In order to obtain an accurate clusterization we introduce as input for the network, in addition to spectral data, some texture measures extracted from IKONOS images, which gives a contribution to the classification of manmade structures. After clustering of SOM outcomes, we associated each cluster with a major land cover and compared them with prior knowledge of the scene analyzed.

  12. A Project to Map and Monitor Baldcypress Forests in Coastal Louisiana, Using Landsat, MODIS, and ASTER Satellite Data

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    Spruce, Joseph; Sader, Steven; Smoot, James

    2012-01-01

    Cypress swamp forests of Louisiana offer many important ecological and economic benefits: wildlife habitat, forest products, storm buffers, water quality, and recreation. Such forests are also threatened by multiple factors: subsidence, salt water intrusion, sea level rise, persistent flooding, hydrologic modification, hurricanes, insect and nutria damage, timber harvesting, and land use conversion. Unfortunately, there are many information gaps regarding the type, location, extent, and condition of these forests. Better more up to date swamp forest mapping products are needed to aid coastal forest conservation and restoration work (e.g., through the Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative or CFCI). In response, a collaborative project was initiated to develop, test and demonstrate cypress swamp forest mapping products, using NASA supported Landsat, ASTER, and MODIS satellite data. Research Objectives are: Develop, test, and demonstrate use of Landsat and ASTER data for computing new cypress forest classification products and Landsat, ASTER, and MODIS satellite data for detecting and monitoring swamp forest change

  13. Implementation of a very large atmospheric correction lookup table for ASTER using a relational database management system

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    Murray, Alex T.; Eng, Bjorn T.; Thome, Kurtis J.

    1996-11-01

    The advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer (ASTER) is designed to provide a high resolution map of the Earth in both visible, near-infrared, and thermal spectral regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The ASTER science team has developed several standard data product algorithms, but the most complex and computing-intensive of these is the estimation of surface radiance and reflectance values, which is done by modeling and correcting for the effects of the atmosphere. The algorithm for atmospheric correction in the visible bands sensed by ASTER calls fur the use of a very large atmospheric correction look up table (ACLUT). The ACLUT contains coefficients which describe atmospheric effects on ASTER data under various conditions. The parameters used to characterize the atmosphere and its effects on radiation in the ASTER bands include aerosol and molecular optical depth, aerosol size distribution, single scattering albedo, and solar, nadir view, and azimuth angles. The ACLUT coefficients are produced by thousands of runs of a radiative transfer code (RTC) program produced by Phil Slater and Kurt Thome of U. of A. The final version of ACLUT is expected to be in the neighborhood of 10 gigabytes. The RDBMS Sybase is used to manage the process of generating the ACLUT as well as to host the table and service queries on it. Queries on the table are made using ASTER band number and seven floating-point values as keys. The floating-point keys do not necessarily exactly match key values in the database, so the query involves a hierarchical closest-fit search. All aspects of table implementation are described.

  14. ¿Cómo estimar la concentración de azúcar en gaseosas? Una introducción a la refractometría

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    Gibbs, Horacio; Pérez, Gabriel; Szigety, Esteban; Viau, Javier E.; Tintori Ferreira, María Alejandra

    2014-01-01

    Con el propósito de promover prácticas cotidianas que faciliten la construcción de nuevas maneras de enseñar y aprender ciencias es que presentamos una propuesta didáctica inscripta en un marco de educación científica escolar; cuyo punto de partida es una pregunta disparadora: ¿Cómo podrían estimar la concentración de azúcar en una bebida gaseosa?, una vez desarrollados los conceptos asociados a la reflexión-refracción de la luz en el aula. Se abordan en el aula de física concepto...

  15. A Forest Fire Risk Assessment Using ASTER Images in Peninsular Malaysia

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    PENG Guang-xiong; LI Jing; CHEN Yun-hao; NORIZAN Abdul-patah

    2007-01-01

    Based on the physical concept of heat energy of pre-ignition, a new fire susceptibility index (FSI) is used to estimate forest fire risk. This physical basis allows calculation of ignition probabilities and comparisons of fire risk across eco-regions. The computation of the index requires inputs of fuel temperature and fuel moisture content (FMC), both of which can be estimated using remote sensing data. While ASTER data for land surface temperatures (LST) was used as proxys for fuel temperatures, fuel moisture content is estimated by regression technique utilizing the ratio NDVI/LST of ASTER data. FSIs are computed in peninsular Malaysia for nine days before the fires of 2004 and 2005 and validated with fire occurrence data. Results show that the FSI increases as the day approaches the fire day. This trend can be observed clearly about four days before the day of fire. It suggests that FSI can be a good estimator of fire risk. The physical basis provides a more meaningful FSI, allows calculation of ignition probabilities and facilitates the development of a future class of fire risk models. FSI can be used to compare fire risk across different eco-regions and time periods. FSI retains the flexibility to be localized to a vegetation type or eco-regions for improved performance.

  16. Molecular and microscopical detection of aster yellows phytoplasma associated with infected parsnip.

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    Khadhair, A H; Evans, I R

    2000-04-01

    Typical phytoplasma yellows symptoms were observed in parsnip (Pastinaca sativa L.) plants grown around Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Examination of ultrathin sections of leaf midribs by electron microscopy revealed numerous phytoplasma bodies localized in the phloem cells. DNA extracted from the infected leaves was amplified with a 16S rDNA universal primer pair P1/P6 giving the expected PCR product of 1.5 kb. The phytoplasma was confirmed as a member of the aster yellows (AY) group by amplification with the specific primer pair R16(1)/F1/R1 that was designed on the basis of AY phytoplasma 16S rDNA sequences. In the nested PCR assays, the expected DNA fragment of 1.1 kb was amplified with this specific primer set. Similar restriction patterns were found for the 1.1 kb PCR products of the phytoplasma isolated from parsnip and an AY phytoplasma control after digestion with restriction endonucleases AluI, HhaI, KpnI and RsaI. This is the first reported observation of aster yellows in parsnip in Canada. PMID:10830901

  17. Spectral properties and ASTER-based alteration mapping of Masahim volcano facies, SE Iran

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    Tayebi, Mohammad H.; Tangestani, Majid H.; Vincent, Robert K.; Neal, Devin

    2014-10-01

    This study applies Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data and the Mixture Tuned Matched Filtering (MTMF) algorithm to map the sub-pixel distribution of alteration minerals associated with the Masahim volcano, SE Iran for understanding the spatial relationship between alteration minerals and volcano facies. Investigations of the alteration mineralogy were conducted using field-spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and ASTER Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) spectral data. In order to spectrally characterize the stratovolcano deposits, lithological units and alteration minerals, the volcano was divided into three facies: the Central, Proximal, and Medial-distal facies. The reflectance spectra of rock samples show absorption features of a number of minerals including white mica, kaolinite, montmorillonite, illite, goethite, hematite, jarosite, opal, and chlorite. The end-members of key alteration minerals including sericite (phyllic zone), kaolinite (argillic zone) and chlorite (propylitic zone) were extracted from imagery using the Pixel Purity Index (PPI) method and were used to map alteration minerals. Accuracy assessment through field observations was used to verify the fraction maps. The results showed that most prominent altered rocks situated at the central facies of volcano. The alteration minerals were discriminated with the coefficient of determination (R2) of 0.74, 0.81, and 0.68 for kaolinite, sericite, and chlorite, respectively. The results of this study have the potential to refine the map of alteration zones in the Masahim volcano.

  18. A posteriori error analysis for hydro-mechanical couplings and implementation in Code-Aster

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    We analyse approximations by finite elements in space and finite differences in time of coupled Hydro-Mechanical (HM) problems related to the quasi-static linear poro-elasticity theory. The physical bases of this theory are briefly restated and an abstract setting is proposed to perform the mathematical study of the stationary and un-stationary versions of the HM problem. For the stationary version, the well-posedness of the continuous and discrete problems are established and the a priori error analysis is performed. Then, we propose the a posteriori error analysis by using two different techniques suited to estimate the displacement error and the pressure error, respectively, both in the Hx1-norm. The classical properties of reliability and optimality are proved for the associated error estimators. Some numerical experiments using Code-Aster illustrate the theoretical results. For the un-stationary version, we first establish a stability result for the continuous problem. Then, we present an optimal a priori error analysis using elliptic projection techniques. Finally, the a posteriori error analysis is performed by using two different approaches: a direct approach and an elliptic reconstruction approach. The first is suited to estimate the pressure error in the Lt2(Hx1)-norm and the second is suited to estimate the displacement error in the Lt∞(Hx1)-norm and the pressure error in the Lt∞(Hx1)-norm. Numerical experiments using Code-Aster complete the theoretical results. (author)

  19. Hydrothermal alteration mapping using ASTER data in Baogutu porphyry deposit, China

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    Remote sensing plays an important role in mineral exploration. One of its proven applications is extracting host-rock lithology and alteration zones that are related to porphyry copper deposits. An Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) was used to map the Baogutu porphyry deposit alteration area. A circular alteration mineral zoning pattern was clearly observed in the classification result of potassic, phyllic, argillic, propylitic zones. The potassic is characterized by biotite and anhydrite with an absorption feature centered at 1.94 and 2.1um. The phyllic zone is characterized by illite and sericite that indicates an intense Al-OH absorption feature centered at 2.20um. The narrower argillic zone including kaolinite and alunite displays a secondary Al-OH absorption feature at 2.17 um. The mineral assemblages of the outer propylitic zone are epidote, chlorite and calcite that exhibit absorption features at 2.335um.The performance of Principal Component Analysis(PCA), Minimum Noise Fraction (MNF), band ratio(BR) and Constrained Energy Minimization(CEM) has been evaluated. These techniques identified new prospects of porphyry copper mineralization in the study areas. These results indicate that ASTER is a powerful tool in the initial steps of mineral exploration

  20. Extracting lithologic information from ASTER multispectral thermal infrared data in the eastern Kunlun

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    Xu, Kai; Kong, Chunfang; Shuai, Yanmin; Cao, Chunxiang; Yan, Shouxun

    2007-11-01

    In this paper, mechanisms of mineral radiation transfer, atmospheric correction and surface temperature retrieve, method of minerals identification based on emissivity spectral features are studied. Mineral radiation transfer can model the mechanisms of spectral formation and variation, and is one of study methods of spectral mechanism. Along with the variation of mineral granularity, the shape and absorption depth of mineral emissivity spectral will all variate. However, the law of emissivity variation with emission angle of different minerals is identical. Along with the increasement of emission angle, emissivity decrease. The more emissivity is small, the more variation range and speed are large. The reflectance mixture of mineral is non-linear, and can be lineated using mineral radiative transfer model. After the mixture spectral is lineated, the precision of linear unmixing of spectral and mineral content extraction will be improved greatly. The atmospheric correction and surface temperature retrieve of thermal remote sensing data will affect extraction lithologic information greatly. In this paper, using the MODTRAN model to atmospheric correction, and using split-window algorithm for retrieving surface temperature from ASTER thermal infrared data. With the minerals emissivity spectral features and the index (QI, CI and SI), retrieving Si02 content of rock quantitatively using ASTER thermal infrared data. The method can be used to extract lithologic information.

  1. Temperature/emissivity separation of MTI data using the Terra/ASTER TES algorithm

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    Mushkin, Amit; Balick, Lee K.; Gillespie, Alan R.

    2002-08-01

    Surface temperatures and emissivities can be estimated using multispectral thermal infrared (TIR) data, from various instruments. In this paper the temperature-emissivity separation algorithm (TES) is modified to recover surface temperatures and emissivities using Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) data from two mid infrared (MIR) and three TIR bands. As TES was originally designed for use with the five TIR bands from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection (ASTER) instrument, broadening its application to MIR wavelengths requires careful evaluation of possible atmospheric and reflected daytime solar illumination effects. Numerical simulations show that TES results for MTI data, assuming error-free atmospheric corrections, are statistically similar to TES results for ASTER data, with surface temperature recovery within +/- 1.5K and emissivity recovery within +/- 0.02. However, strong atmospheric absorption (as high as 61%), and expected daytime reflected solar illumination (as high as 50% of measured radiance) in the MIR bands suggest that TES results for MTI data are more sensitive to errors in atmospheric compensation. Furthermore, the relatively steep slope of Planck's radiation curve for typical terrestrial temperatures in the MIR wavelengths, suggests that inverting temperatures from measured MIR radiance using Planck's law will be more sensitive to error. Numerical simulations and preliminary image analysis suggest that the three TIR MTI bands are not sufficient to obtain the desired TES results. However, omitting one of the MIR bands and using a four-band configuration decreases sensitivity to atmospheric effects, while still maintaining acceptable theoretical TES performance.

  2. Verification of the ASTER/TIR atmospheric correction algorithm based on water surface emissivity retrieved

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    Tonooka, Hideyuki; Palluconi, Frank D.

    2002-02-01

    The standard atmospheric correction algorithm for five thermal infrared (TIR) bands of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is currently based on radiative transfer computations with global assimilation data on a pixel-by-pixel basis. In the present paper, we verify this algorithm using 100 ASTER scenes globally acquired during the early mission period. In this verification, the max-min difference (MMD) of the water surface emissivity retrieved from each scene is used as an atmospheric correction error index, since the water surface emissivity is well known; if the MMD retrieved is large, an atmospheric correction error also will be possibly large. As the results, the error of the MMD retrieved by the standard atmospheric correction algorithm and a typical temperature/emissivity separation algorithm is shown to be remarkably related with precipitable water vapor, latitude, elevation, and surface temperature. It is also mentioned that the expected error on the MMD retrieved is 0.05 for the precipitable water vapor of 3 cm.

  3. Estimating Evapotranspiration from an Improved Two-Source Energy Balance Model Using ASTER Satellite Imagery

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    Qifeng Zhuang

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Reliably estimating the turbulent fluxes of latent and sensible heat at the Earth’s surface by remote sensing is important for research on the terrestrial hydrological cycle. This paper presents a practical approach for mapping surface energy fluxes using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER images from an improved two-source energy balance (TSEB model. The original TSEB approach may overestimate latent heat flux under vegetative stress conditions, as has also been reported in recent research. We replaced the Priestley-Taylor equation used in the original TSEB model with one that uses plant moisture and temperature constraints based on the PT-JPL model to obtain a more accurate canopy latent heat flux for model solving. The collected ASTER data and field observations employed in this study are over corn fields in arid regions of the Heihe Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research (HiWATER area, China. The results were validated by measurements from eddy covariance (EC systems, and the surface energy flux estimates of the improved TSEB model are similar to the ground truth. A comparison of the results from the original and improved TSEB models indicates that the improved method more accurately estimates the sensible and latent heat fluxes, generating more precise daily evapotranspiration (ET estimate under vegetative stress conditions.

  4. Temperature-emissivity separation with ASTER and LANDSAT 7 imagery validation on the fringe of the Okavango Delta, Botswana

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    Gieske, Ambro S.; Wubett, Michael T.; Timmermans, Wim J.; Parodi, Gabriel N.; Wolski, Piotr; Arneth, Almut

    2004-02-01

    Land surface temperatures are important in global change studies, in estimating radiation budget, heat balance studies and as control for climate models. A new algorithm for estimating land surface temperature and emissivity spectra for multi spectral thermal infrared ranging from 8 to 12mm images has been developed recently (Schmugge et al., 2002) for use with data from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the TERRA platform. Similar methods are also used with the MODIS instrument. In this study, the method developed by Ogawa et al. (2002) was adopted to estimate the broadband emissivity from the narrow band emissivities of the five TIR channels of ASTER instrument in an area on the southern fringe of the Okavango Delta (Botswana). MODTRAN 4 was used to determine the necessary atmospheric corrections while software was developed to facilitate MODTRAN pre- and post-processing. The results were compared with field data, with a LANDSAT 7 image of the same day, and finally also with reported ASTER surface temperature and emissivities for the same image (high level ASTER product). Results indicate that the surface temperature depends rather sensitively on atmospheric transmissivity. No relation was found between broad-band emissivity and NDVI, contrary, for example, to earlier findings in Botswana by Owe and Van de Griend (1993). Using the TES method it becomes possible to obtain more reliable solutions to the energy balance and evapotranspiration problem, especially in semi-arid areas.

  5. Bandas de confianza simultáneas para la estimación de los costos de garantía descontados para sistemas coherentes bajo reparo mínimo

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    Lopera Gómez, Carlos Mario

    2014-01-01

    La selección de un programa de garantía para un producto nuevo en el mercado genera al fabricante costos adicionales diferentes a aquellos inherentes al proceso de fabricación. Esto hace que sea necesario establecer los costos de garantía para un periodo de tiempo dado, de manera que el fabricante puede estimar el nivel de reserva necesario para atender los reclamos futuros por garantía. En particular se consideran los costos de garantía denominados descontados. Los modelos desarrollados para...

  6. Mass Balance of Glaciers In Southern Chile, Based On Dems From Aster and Aerial Photographs

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    Rivera, A.; Casassa, G.; Bown, F.; Fernandez, A.

    The glaciers located in the Chilean southern Andes region (41-51S) have been re- treating and shrinking during most of the last century, in response to a climate warm- ing trend recognised in many climatic stations of the country. During recent years, several calving and small mountain glaciers have been analysed, in an attempt to cor- relate the short historical glacier variation (no longer than 150 years) with long term dendrochronological series (from 300 to 1000 years). The aim of this analysis is to un- derstand climate change during the last millennia, as well as the mechanisms of glacier response to such climatic changes. In this context, mass balance studies are one of the most important approaches to determine the specific relationship of glaciers to annual and decadal climatic changes. In Chile, only one glacier (glaciar Echaurren, 33S) has been systematically measured since 1975, generating the longest mass balance series of the country. To account for the mass balance of glaciers in the southern region of Chile, a geodetic method is presented, based upon the comparison of digital elevation models (DEM) obtained from aerial photographs and ASTER imagery from different dates. This method have been applied to glaciar Chico located at 49S in the Southern Patagonia Icefield, where we have generated DEMs from aerial photographs of 1975 and 1995, as well as one DEM from an ASTER image of October 2001. The DEMs are geo-referenced to a network of GPS points, measured in several field campaigns carried out during recent years at rock outcrops and in the accumulation area of the glacier. The last campaign was done during September and October 2001, allowing a high accuracy ground control validation for DEM derived from the contemporary ASTER image. The mass balance analysis is complemented with frontal variations derived from Landsat TM imagery, as well as field data and aerial photographs. One preliminary result of this study shows a consistent ice thinning, at

  7. Estimating surface fluxes over middle and upper streams of the Heihe River Basin with ASTER imagery

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Land surface heat fluxes are essential measures of the strengths of land-atmosphere interactions involving energy, heat and water. Correct parameterization of these fluxes in climate models is critical. Despite their importance, state-of-the-art observation techniques cannot provide representative areal averages of these fluxes comparable to the model grid. Alternative methods of estimation are thus required. These alternative approaches use (satellite observables of the land surface conditions. In this study, the Surface Energy Balance System (SEBS algorithm was evaluated in a cold and arid environment, using land surface parameters derived from Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER data. Field observations and estimates from SEBS were compared in terms of net radiation flux (Rn, soil heat flux (G0, sensible heat flux (H and latent heat flux (λE over a heterogeneous land surface. As a case study, this methodology was applied to the experimental area of the Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research (WATER project, located on the mid-to-upstream sections of the Heihe River in northwest China. ASTER data acquired between 3 May and 4 June 2008, under clear-sky conditions were used to determine the surface fluxes. Ground-based measurements of land surface heat fluxes were compared with values derived from the ASTER data. The results show that the derived surface variables and the land surface heat fluxes furnished by SEBS in different months over the study area are in good agreement with the observed land surface status under the limited cases (some cases looks poor results. So SEBS can be used to estimate turbulent heat fluxes with acceptable accuracy in areas where there is partial vegetation cover in exceptive conditions. It is very important to perform calculations using ground-based observational data for parameterization in SEBS in the future

  8. Assessment of Landscape Fragmentation Associated With Urban Centers Using ASTER Data

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    Stefanov, W. L.

    2002-12-01

    The role of humans as an integral part of the environment and ecosystem processes has only recently been accepted into mainstream ecological thought. The realization that virtually all ecosystems on Earth have experienced some degree of human alteration or impact has highlighted the need to incorporate humans (and their environmental effects) into ecosystem models. A logical starting point for investigation of human ecosystem dynamics is examination of the land cover characteristics of large urban centers. Land cover and land use changes associated with urbanization are important drivers of local geological, hydrological, ecological, and climatic change. Quantification and monitoring of urban land cover/land use change is part of the primary mission of the ASTER instrument on board the NASA Terra satellite, and comprises the fundamental research objective of the Urban Environmental Monitoring (UEM) Program at Arizona State University. The UEM program seeks to acquire day/night, visible through thermal infrared data twice per year for 100 global urban centers (with an emphasis on semi-arid cities) over the nominal six-year life of the Terra mission. Data have been acquired for the majority of the target urban centers and are used to compare landscape fragmentation patterns on the basis of land cover classifications. Land cover classifications of urban centers are obtained using visible through mid-infrared reflectance and emittance spectra together with calculated vegetation index and spatial variance texture information (all derived from raw ASTER data). This information is combined within a classification matrix, using an expert system framework, to obtain final pixel classifications. Landscape fragmentation is calculated using a pixel per unit area metric for comparison between 55 urban centers with varying geographic and climatic settings including North America, South America, Europe, central and eastern Asia, and Australia. Temporal variations in land cover

  9. Mínimos cuadrados generalizados para funciones vectoriales en la Geofísica Espacial

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    Jorge Lemagne Pérez

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Se expone una aplicación del ajuste de datos mediante mínimos cuadrados generalizados para funciones vectoriales, a la modelación de los parámetros de la Geofísica Espacial f0F2 y Dst, con el objetivo de pronosticar los mismos. Se emplean un modelo con retardo y dos algoritmos que fueron creados, uno para el ajuste y el otro para estimar la matriz de covarianzas, ambos implementados en MATLAB Versión 7.3.

  10. Una función de producción para el teatro en Colombia

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    Parra Osorio Juan Felipe

    2012-01-01

    Estimar una función de producción Cobb Douglas para el teatro, que ofrezca información sobre el proceso productivo de un sector que se sostiene con apoyos públicos, es el objeto de este trabajo. Con esta estimación se concluye que no existen rendimientos crecientes, luego no existen razones para creer que la producción a gran escala resulta útil en términos de eficiencia. Se demuestra que los aportes del Estado para esta actividad tienen gran impacto sobre las cantidades producidas. Al ...

  11. Validade do instrumento WHO VAW STUDY para estimar violência de gênero contra a mulher Validez de instrumento para estimar violencia de género contra la mujer Validity of the WHO VAW study instrument for estimating gender-based violence against women

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    Lilia Blima Schraiber; Maria do Rosário Dias O Latorre; Ivan França Jr; Neuber José Segri; Ana Flávia Pires Lucas d'Oliveira

    2010-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Validar o instrumento do estudo World Health Organization Violence Against Women (WHO VAW) sobre violência psicológica, física e sexual por parceiros íntimos contra mulheres. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal realizado em vários países entre 2000 e 2003, inclusive Brasil. Selecionaram-se amostras aleatórias e representativas de mulheres de 15-49 anos com parceiros íntimos, residentes na cidade de São Paulo, SP, (n = 940) e na Zona da Mata de Pernambuco (n = 1.188). Realizou-se análise fat...

  12. Decadal region-wide and glacier-wide mass balances derived from multi-temporal ASTER satellite digital elevation models. Validation over the Mont-Blanc area

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    Berthier, Etienne; Cabot, Vincent; Vincent, Christian; Six, Delphine

    2016-06-01

    Since 2000, a vast archive of stereo-images has been built by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection (ASTER) satellite. Several studies already extracted glacier mass balances from multi-temporal ASTER digital elevation models (DEMs) but they lacked accurate independent data for validation. Here, we apply a linear regression to a time series of 3D-coregistered ASTER DEMs to estimate the rate of surface elevation changes (dh/dtASTER) and geodetic mass balances of Mont-Blanc glaciers (155 km²) between 2000 and 2014. Validation using field and spaceborne geodetic measurements reveals large errors at the individual pixel level (> 1 m a-1) and an accuracy of 0.2-0.3 m a-1 for dh/dtASTER averaged over areas larger than 1 km². For all Mont-Blanc glaciers, the ASTER region-wide mass balance (-1.05±0.37 m water equivalent (w.e.) a-1) agrees remarkably with the one measured using Spot5 and Pléiades DEMs (-1.06±0.23 m w.e. a-1) over their common 2003-2012 period. This multi-temporal ASTER DEM strategy leads to smaller errors than the simple differencing of two ASTER DEMs. By extrapolating dh/dtASTER to mid-February 2000, we infer a mean penetration depth of about 9±3 m for the C-band Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM) radar signal, with a strong altitudinal dependency (range 0-12 m). This methodology thus reveals the regional pattern of glacier surface elevation changes and improves our knowledge of the penetration of the radar signal into snow and ice.

  13. ASTER and USGS EROS emergency imaging for hurricane disasters: Chapter 4D in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005

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    Duda, Kenneth A.; Abrams, Michael

    2007-01-01

    Satellite images have been extremely useful in a variety of emergency response activities, including hurricane disasters. This article discusses the collaborative efforts of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Joint United States-Japan Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Science Team, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in responding to crisis situations by tasking the ASTER instrument and rapidly providing information to initial responders. Insight is provided on the characteristics of the ASTER systems, and specific details are presented regarding Hurricane Katrina support.

  14. Aster albescens Rust Caused by Aecidium asterum and Its Hyperparasitic Fungus Tuberculina persicina

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    HUANG Yun; YE Hua-zhi; CHEN Guang-yan; LIU Zi-ying; DONG Bao-chen

    2005-01-01

    Aster albescens is a medicinal plant. The rust caused by Aecidium asterum is a new record in China and an important disease of A. albescens in Feng Tong-zhai national reservation area. The percentages of diseased plant and the diseased leaf reach 100 and 28% respectively when the disease is serious. The disease results in leaf spot and leaf cast. Tuberculina persicina is a natural hyperparasite of A. asterum and is firstly reported in the world. The hyperparasite attacks aecium of A. asterum and hinderes the release of aeciospores. The symptom of the rust and the morphological characteristics of A.asterum is reported. The hyperparasitism of A. asterum and the morphological characteristics of the Tuberculina persicina are also reported.

  15. Seed quantity and quality in fruit heads of Aster lanceolatus Willd.: Implications for invasion success

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    Nešić Marija

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aster lanceolatus Willd. is a herbaceous perennial that is considered invasive in many European countries. In Serbia, this plant inhabits wet habitats and forms widespread monospecific stands. The objective of this research is to determine whether generative reproduction has an important role in the expansion of this species to new areas. In 13 different localities, fruit heads were collected from lateral and terminal parts of infructescence. Seed quantity and germination parameters were determined for seeds in the fruit heads. The results showed that the position of the fruit heads did not have a major impact on germination parameters. However, germination parameters differed among the localities. The findings of this study suggest that A. lanceolatus produces a great amount of viable seeds that germinate in an amount sufficient to ensure a successful spread of this invasive species to new areas. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 43007: Studying climate change and its influence on the environment: impacts, adaptation and mitigation

  16. Metodología para el cálculo de la humedad del suelo usando parámetros topográficos(MDE), climáticos y edáficos en un sector del piedemonte depositacional del municipio de Villavicencio

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    Leiva Gutiérrez, Nancy

    2012-01-01

    El estudio estableció una metodología para estimar la humedad del suelo a partir de atributos geomorfométricos e hidrológicos derivados de los modelos digitales de elevación, MDE, en un sector del piedemonte depositacional del municipio de Villavicencio, en dos periodos, uno húmedo y uno seco. Adicionalmente se consideró la variación espacio-temporal de los elementos climáticos y espaciales del suelo para reducir las limitaciones en el proceso de obtención de la humedad y estimar su disponibi...

  17. VALIDATION OF THE ASTER GLOBAL DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL VERSION 2 OVER THE CONTERMINOUS UNITED STATES

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    D. Gesch

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model Version 2 (GDEM v2 was evaluated over the conterminous United States in a manner similar to the validation conducted for the original GDEM Version 1 (v1 in 2009. The absolute vertical accuracy of GDEM v2 was calculated by comparison with more than 18,000 independent reference geodetic ground control points from the National Geodetic Survey. The root mean square error (RMSE measured for GDEM v2 is 8.68 meters. This compares with the RMSE of 9.34 meters for GDEM v1. Another important descriptor of vertical accuracy is the mean error, or bias, which indicates if a DEM has an overall vertical offset from true ground level. The GDEM v2 mean error of –0.20 meters is a significant improvement over the GDEM v1 mean error of –3.69 meters. The absolute vertical accuracy assessment results, both mean error and RMSE, were segmented by land cover to examine the effects of cover types on measured errors. The GDEM v2 mean errors by land cover class verify that the presence of aboveground features (tree canopies and built structures cause a positive elevation bias, as would be expected for an imaging system like ASTER. In open ground classes (little or no vegetation with significant aboveground height, GDEM v2 exhibits a negative bias on the order of 1 meter. GDEM v2 was also evaluated by differencing with the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM dataset. In many forested areas, GDEM v2 has elevations that are higher in the canopy than SRTM.

  18. Aster spathulifolius Maxim extract reduces body weight and fat mass in obese humans.

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    Cho, In-Jin; Choung, Se Young; Hwang, You-Cheol; Ahn, Kyu Jeung; Chung, Ho Yeon; Jeong, In-Kyung

    2016-07-01

    Aster spathulifolius Maxim (AS), a perennial herb of the genus Aster within the family Asteraceae, induced weight loss in a rat model of diet-induced obesity. We hypothesized that AS could also reduce body weight in obese humans. Therefore, we performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Korea to evaluate the effect of AS extract (ASE) on body weight and fat mass and its safety in obese humans. Forty-four obese participants (body mass index [BMI], 25-30 kg/m(2)) aged ≥20 years were randomly assigned to the placebo or ASE group (700 mg/d of ASE) and were instructed to take a once-daily pill for 12 weeks. Weight, BMI, waist circumference, fat mass (measured using bioimpedance, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and computed tomography), and laboratory tests were assessed at baseline and at 12 weeks. Body weight significantly decreased after 12 weeks of treatment in the ASE group (placebo vs ASE: -0.08 ± 2.11 kg vs -3.30 ± 3.15 kg, P bioimpedance method: -0.51 ± 1.89 kg vs -2.38 ± 2.30 kg, P < .05; dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry: 0.38 ± 1.59 kg vs -2.26 ± 2.37 kg, P < .05). Changes in lipid profiles, fasting plasma glucose, and hemoglobin A1c did not differ between the 2 groups. No drug-related adverse events were observed during the study. In conclusion, ASE significantly decreases body weight and fat mass in obese humans, suggesting that ASE may be a potential therapeutic candidate for reducing obesity. PMID:27333958

  19. Monitoring vegetation cover changes over a semi-arid rangeland with multispectral ASTER thermal infrared emissivities

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    French, A. N.; Schmugge, T.; Ritchie, J.; Hsu, A.; Jacob, F.; Ogawa, K.; Inamdar, A.

    2006-12-01

    Observations of land surface temperatures with thermal infrared are an important and crucial application of satellite remote sensing that the value of multispectral thermal infrared emissivities, a measurement component, may be overlooked. Spectral emissivities, retrievable from sensors such as ASTER and MODIS provide indispensable data for more accurate land surface temperature estimates and characterization of land surface cover. This study addresses the latter issue, whereby long-term changes in vegetation canopy densities can be detected in a way independent of more conventional vegetation indices such as NDVI. Thermal emissivities are dependent upon the surface geometry and are especially variable over sparse vegetation. When viewing such terrain, emissivities range in values from 0.8-0.9 represent dry soils and up to 0.98-0.99 represent vegetation. Using ASTER's 90 m multispectral thermal infrared capability, a sequence of 21 scenes were acquired for 2001-2003 over the New Mexico semi-arid rangeland, Jornada. These were calibrated, atmospherically corrected, georegistered, then converted to spectral and broadband emissivities. Analysis of the scenes reveals spatially coherent patches of grass and shrubland showing decreasing emissivities on the order of 1% per 3 years. The observed patterns could be due to long-term soil surface texture or moisture changes, but a more likely explanation is decreased vegetation density. A significant benefit of emissivity monitoring, particularly at 8-9.5 μm wavelengths, is its independence from vegetation greenness, which means thermal infrared assessments can be a useful canopy density estimator year-round. When used in conjunction with NDVI, thermal data can help discriminate soils from both green and senescent vegetation.

  20. Mapping of high pressure metamorphics in the As Sifah region, NE Oman using ASTER data

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    Rajendran, Sankaran; Nasir, Sobhi

    2015-02-01

    The high pressure metamorphic zone of As Sifah area in the Saih Hatat window, NE Oman plays a vital role to study global tectonic setting, metamorphism, transport direction and age of initial ophiolite emplacement. Scientists and researchers are keen in determining the protolith, structural evolution, and timing and metamorphic conditions of the Saih Hatat area. In this study, mapping of the metamorphic zone and discrimination of associated rock formations occurred in the As Sifah region is carried out using visible and near infrared-shortwave infrared (VNIR-SWIR) spectral bands of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and well known image processing methods such as image decorrelation, Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Spectral Angel Mapper (SAM). The study delineated the region of metamorphic zone and discriminated the different metamorphic and carbonate rocks of the study area characterized by hydroxyl (OH) and carbonate bearing minerals. The assessment of accuracy for the occurrence and spatial distribution of major lithological units provided the overall accuracy of 96.06% with Kappa Coefficient = 0.95 in the matrix of Maximum Likelihood (ML) and compared with the Spectral Angle Mapper (SAM) and Spectral Information Divergence (SID) algorithms. The occurrence of such minerals are detected and confirmed by SAM supervised classification method. The study also describes the spectral character of metamorphic and carbonates minerals. The metamorphic zone and associated rock types interpreted over the images are verified in the field and checked for their occurrences and spatial distributions. The occurrence of CO3 bearing carbonate minerals and OH bearing metamorphic minerals are confirmed further under microscope, XRD analysis and PIMA spectral measurements in the laboratory studies. The study proved sensor capability of ASTER to discriminate metamorphic rocks from associated formations and detection of different mineral

  1. The resolution-dependence of satellite-based cloud retrievals: First results from ASTER and MODIS observations

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    Werner, F.; Wind, G.; Zhang, Z.; Platnick, S. E.; Di Girolamo, L.

    2015-12-01

    The spatial resolution dependence of retrieved optical and microphysical cloud properties of marine shallow convective water clouds is presented using data from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), as well as the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard the scientific research satellite Terra. Both instruments are characterized by vastly different spatial resolutions of 15m (ASTER) and 1000m (MODIS), respectively. Cloud optical thickness (τ) and effective droplet radius (reff) are derived by means of the Cross-platform HIgh resolution Multi-instrument AtmosphEric Retrieval Algorithms (CHIMAERA) system which yields MODIS-like cloud property retrievals via a shared-core architecture. The retrieval algorithm employs a standard bi-spectral retrieval scheme with two reflectances (ρ) in the visible to near-infrared spectral wavelength range (VNIR, 0.86μm) and shortwave infrared spectral wavelength range (SWIR, 2.1μm), respectively. For an exemplary granule the high-resolution ρ sampled by the ASTER instrument are aggregated from 15m to an increasingly coarse spatial resolution between (30-1000m). Subsequently, retrieved τ and reff from aggregated ρ are compared to the mean of the high-resolution cloud properties within the aggregated pixels. The differences in retrieved τ and reff are related to the sub-pixel covariance of ρ in the VNIR and SWIR band, as well as the inhomogeneity index (i.e., the ratio of standard deviation to mean value of ρ in the VNIR). This analysis highlights the impact of sub-pixel inhomogeneity and plane-parallel assumptions in the cloud property retrieval. CHIMAERA also allows for a comparison of ASTER and MODIS retrievals without introducing biases due to individual instrument algorithms. Retrieved τ and reff from the 1000m aggregated ρ sampled by ASTER are compared to the retrieved cloud properties provided by MODIS. The presented results highlight the different

  2. Hydrothermal Alteration Maps of the Central and Southern Basin and Range Province of the United States Compiled From Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Data

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data and Interactive Data Language (IDL) logical operator algorithms were used to map...

  3. Rapid Analysis Of Wildfire Impacts Using ASTER Data And Support Vector Machines: A Case Study From the Greek Fires Season Of Summer 2007

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    Petropoulos, G.; Knorr, W.; Scholze, M.; Boschetti, L.; Karantounias, G.

    2009-04-01

    The present study investigates the use of support vector machine (SVM) classification methods with multispectral data from the Advanced Spectral Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) for obtaining rapid and cost effective cartography of fuel types and burn scars in a Mediterranean setting. A further objective is to perform a detailed intercomparison of available burned area datasets for one of the most catastrophic forest fires that occurred near the Greek capital during the summer of 2007. Two ASTER multispectral images were acquired, one before and one closely after the fire episode. Fuel type and burned area maps were obtained by classifying each ASTER image into a number of discrete classes based on the Prometheus fuel model system. Training of the SVM classifier and accuracy assessment of derived fuel type maps was done using information from CORINE2000 land cover classification system. Accuracy assessment of the fuel type maps yielded an overall accuracy of 94.6% and a mean Kappa coefficient of 0.93, results comparable to or better than those reported by previous studies using parametric classification methods with ASTER data, or SVM classifiers with hyperspectral and LiDAR data. Fuel classes for the area under the envelope of the burned area extracted from the pre-fire ASTER image were in reasonable agreement with those reported by the local inventories by the Greek Forest Office and principally those from the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS). Reported total burned area by the independent sources on average deviated by 14% from the ASTER-derived estimate. Results confirmed the suitability of ASTER data in combination with SVM classifiers and the CORINE land information system as a means for rapid and low cost fuel type mapping and post-fire assessment. Keywords: burned area mapping, fuel types, support vector machines, ASTER, MODIS burned area product, EFFIS, Greek fires 2007

  4. Métodos alternativos para la estimación del PBI potencial: Una aplicación para el caso de Perú

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    Miller, Shirley

    2003-01-01

    La producción potencial de un país no es observable, por lo tanto, no se puede determinar a priori cual es el mejor método para calcularla. Cada país tiene características propias y cada método tiene sus propias limitaciones y ventajas, lo cual agrega un grado intrínseco de incertidumbre a todas las estimaciones. En el presente trabajo se revisa y compara las diferentes metodologías que se han desarrollado para estimar el producto potencial de un país. Existen básicamente cuatro grupos difere...

  5. Topographic profile of a target with use of laser pulses. A survey directed to the Brazilian deep space mission ASTER

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    This work is directly related to the development of the laser altimeter for the ASTER mission, named ALR. The Brazilian deep space mission ASTER plans to send a small spacecraft to encounter and investigate the triple asteroid 2001-SN263. The launch is scheduled to occur in 2017 and the ALR is now under development in partnership with UNICAMP, UFABC and aerospace companies. In this work, the environment and the operation of the instrument were modeled and simulations were carried out in order to better understand and define the instrument parameters. The creation of the simulation software to control the operation of the instrument was the main purpose of this work, and the software so far created is the main result of it. The software was successfully tested with respect to some common expected situations

  6. Lithological mapping using multispectral ASTER and Landsat 8 data in the Bas Drâa inlier, Moroccan Anti Atlas

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    Adiri, Zakaria; El Harti, Abderrazak; Jellouli, Amine; Maacha, Lhou; Bachaoui, El Mostafa

    2015-10-01

    Lithological mapping is one of the fundamental steps in the various mineral prospecting studies, because it forms the basis of the interpretation and validation of retrieved results. Therefore, this study exploited the multispectral ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) and Landsat 8 data in order to map lithological units in the Bas Drâa inlier, at the Moroccan Anti atlas. This task was completed by using the principal component analysis (PCA), band ratios (BR) and support vector machine (SVM) classification. Overall accuracy and the kappa coefficient of SVM based on ground truth in addition to the results of PCA and BR show an excellent correlation with the existing geological maps and previous works on the study area. Consequently, the methodology proposed demonstrates a high potential of ASTER and Landsat 8 data in lithological units discrimination.

  7. Mapping Hydrothermal Alterations in the Muteh Gold Mining Area in Iran by using ASTER satellite Imagery data

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    Asadi Haroni, Hooshang; Hassan Tabatabaei, Seyed

    2016-04-01

    Muteh gold mining area is located in 160 km NW of Isfahan town. Gold mineralization is meso-thermal type and associated with silisic, seresitic and carbonate alterations as well as with hematite and goethite. Image processing and interpretation were applied on the ASTER satellite imagery data of about 400 km2 at the Muteh gold mining area to identify hydrothermal alterations and iron oxides associated with gold mineralization. After applying preprocessing methods such as radiometric and geometric corrections, image processing methods of Principal Components Analysis (PCA), Least Square Fit (Ls-Fit) and Spectral Angle Mapper (SAM) were applied on the ASTER data to identify hydrothermal alterations and iron oxides. In this research reference spectra of minerals such as chlorite, hematite, clay minerals and phengite identified from laboratory spectral analysis of collected samples were used to map the hydrothermal alterations. Finally, identified hydrothermal alteration and iron oxides were validated by visiting and sampling some of the mapped hydrothermal alterations.

  8. Retrieval of a Temporal High-Resolution Leaf Area Index (LAI) by Combining MODIS LAI and ASTER Reflectance Data

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    Yonghua Qu; Wenchao Han; Mingguo Ma

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to retrieve temporal high-resolution LAI derived by fusing MOD15 products (1 km resolution), field-measured LAI and ASTER reflectance (15-m resolution). Though the inversion of a physically based canopy reflectance model using high-resolution satellite data can produce high-resolution LAI products, the obstacle to producing temporal products is obvious due to the low temporal resolution of high resolution satellite data. A feasible method is to combine different source data, ...

  9. Using ASTER Imagery in Land Use/cover Classification of Eastern Mediterranean Landscapes According to CORINE Land Cover Project

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    Recep Gundogan; Abdullah E. Akay; Alaaddin Yüksel

    2008-01-01

    The satellite imagery has been effectively utilized for classifying land cover types and detecting land cover conditions. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor imagery has been widely used in classification process of land cover. However, atmospheric corrections have to be made by preprocessing satellite sensor imagery since the electromagnetic radiation signals received by the satellite sensors can be scattered and absorbed by the atmospheric gases...

  10. Surface Heat Balance Analysis of Tainan City on March 6, 2001 Using ASTER and Formosat-2 Data

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    Kato, Soushi; Yamaguchi, Yasushi; Liu, Cheng-Chien; Sun, Chen-Yi

    2008-01-01

    The urban heat island phenomenon occurs as a mixed result of anthropogenic heat discharge, decreased vegetation, and increased artificial impervious surfaces. To clarify the contribution of each factor to the urban heat island, it is necessary to evaluate the surface heat balance. Satellite remote sensing data of Tainan City, Taiwan, obtained from Terra ASTER and Formosat-2 were used to estimate surface heat balance in this study. ASTER data is suitable for analyzing heat balance because of the wide spectral range. We used Formosat-2 multispectral data to classify the land surface, which was used to interpolate some surface parameters for estimating heat fluxes. Because of the high spatial resolution of the Formosat-2 image, more roads, open spaces and small vegetation areas could be distinguished from buildings in urban areas; however, misclassifications of land cover in such areas using ASTER data would overestimate the sensible heat flux. On the other hand, the small vegetated areas detected from the Formosat-2 image slightly increased the estimation of latent heat flux. As a result, the storage heat flux derived from Formosat-2 is higher than that derived from ASTER data in most areas. From these results, we can conclude that the higher resolution land coverage map increases accuracy of the heat balance analysis. Storage heat flux occupies about 60 to 80% of the net radiation in most of the artificial surface areas in spite of their usages. Because of the homogeneity of the building roof materials, there is no contrast between the storage heat flux in business and residential areas. In sparsely vegetated urban areas, more heat is stored and latent heat is smaller than that in the forested suburbs. This result implies that density of vegetation has a significant influence in decreasing temperatures.

  11. Induction with 60Co gamma rays of modification variability and mutation of China aster (Callistephus chinensis Nees

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    A. Wosińska

    2013-01-01

    The effect of radiation on variability was investigated in plants of five varieties of China aster, grown from seeds pretreated with various doses of gamma rays (generation M1) and in the progeny of these plants (generation M2). Both in generation M1 and in M2 the frequency of occurrence of radiation induced changes varied. In the M1 generation, beside teratological changes found most frequently in early periods, the observed variability concerned mostly leaves, their colour and size and the ...

  12. Untersuchungen zum Entwicklungsrhythmus und zur Kultursteuerung belaubt überwinternder Stauden am Beispiel von Aster alpinus 'Happy End'

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    Jende, Andreas

    2000-01-01

    Am Beispiel von Aster alpinus 'Happy End' wird der Entwicklungsverlauf vom Zeitpunkt der Vermehrung bis zur Ausbildung von Infloreszenzen beschrieben, um daraus Empfehlungen für die Kultur als blühende Topfstaude abzuleiten. Dazu wurden über einen Zeitraum von drei Jahren Versuche mit unterschiedlich vermehrten Pflanzen durchgeführt. Verwendet wurden hierbei Pflanzen aus generativer und vegetativer Vermehrung (Stecklinge, in vitro). Untersucht wurde der Verlauf der vegetativen und generativen...

  13. An approach of surface coal fire detection from ASTER and Landsat-8 thermal data: Jharia coal field, India

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    Roy, Priyom; Guha, Arindam; Kumar, K. Vinod

    2015-07-01

    Radiant temperature images from thermal remote sensing sensors are used to delineate surface coal fires, by deriving a cut-off temperature to separate coal-fire from non-fire pixels. Temperature contrast of coal fire and background elements (rocks and vegetation etc.) controls this cut-off temperature. This contrast varies across the coal field, as it is influenced by variability of associated rock types, proportion of vegetation cover and intensity of coal fires etc. We have delineated coal fires from background, based on separation in data clusters in maximum v/s mean radiant temperature (13th band of ASTER and 10th band of Landsat-8) scatter-plot, derived using randomly distributed homogeneous pixel-blocks (9 × 9 pixels for ASTER and 27 × 27 pixels for Landsat-8), covering the entire coal bearing geological formation. It is seen that, for both the datasets, overall temperature variability of background and fires can be addressed using this regional cut-off. However, the summer time ASTER data could not delineate fire pixels for one specific mine (Bhulanbararee) as opposed to the winter time Landsat-8 data. The contrast of radiant temperature of fire and background terrain elements, specific to this mine, is different from the regional contrast of fire and background, during summer. This is due to the higher solar heating of background rocky outcrops, thus, reducing their temperature contrast with fire. The specific cut-off temperature determined for this mine, to extract this fire, differs from the regional cut-off. This is derived by reducing the pixel-block size of the temperature data. It is seen that, summer-time ASTER image is useful for fire detection but required additional processing to determine a local threshold, along with the regional threshold to capture all the fires. However, the winter Landsat-8 data was better for fire detection with a regional threshold.

  14. Google Earth's derived digital elevation model: A comparative assessment with Aster and SRTM data

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    This paper presents a statistical analysis showing additional evidence that Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived from Google Earth is commendable and has a good correlation with ASTER (Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) and SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) elevation data. The accuracy of DEM elevation points from Google Earth was compared against that of DEMs from ASTER and SRTM for flat, hilly and mountainous sections of a pre-selected rural watershed. For each section, a total of 5,000 DEM elevation points were extracted as samples from each type of DEM data. The DEM data from Google Earth and SRTM for flat and hilly sections are strongly correlated with the R2 of 0.791 and 0.891 respectively. Even stronger correlation is shown for the mountainous section where the R2 values between Google Earth's DEM and ASTER's and between Google Earth's DEM and SRTM's DEMs are respectively 0.917 and 0.865. Further accuracy testing was carried out by utilising the DEM dataset to delineate Muar River's watershed boundary using ArcSWAT2009, a hydrological modelling software. The result shows that the percentage differences of the watershed size delineated from Google Earth's DEM compared to those derived from Department of Irrigation and Drainage's data (using 20m-contour topographic map), ASTER and SRTM data are 9.6%, 10.6%, and 7.6% respectively. It is therefore justified to conclude that the DEM derived from Google Earth is relatively as acceptable as DEMs from other sources

  15. Recent changes in glacier area in the Central Southern Alps of New Zealand : - Mapped from ASTER satellite imagery

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    2007-01-01

    Change in glacier extent is a good indication of climate change. Inventories for glaciated areas should therefore be made at certain intervals. For New Zealand a digitized glacial inventory including both the two main islands’ glaciers was made from aerial photographs recorded in 1978. This inventory needed an update. One Aster scene (60*60km) recorded 14. February 2002 covering the central Southern Alps of New Zealand is used for the updating. The area covered by the image contained, in ...

  16. Surface Heat Balance Analysis of Tainan City on March 6, 2001 Using ASTER and Formosat-2 Data

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    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The urban heat island phenomenon occurs as a mixed result of anthropogenic heat discharge, decreased vegetation, and increased artificial impervious surfaces. To clarify the contribution of each factor to the urban heat island, it is necessary to evaluate the surface heat balance. Satellite remote sensing data of Tainan City, Taiwan, obtained from Terra ASTER and Formosat-2 were used to estimate surface heat balance in this study. ASTER data is suitable for analyzing heat balance because of the wide spectral range. We used Formosat-2 multispectral data to classify the land surface, which was used to interpolate some surface parameters for estimating heat fluxes. Because of the high spatial resolution of the Formosat-2 image, more roads, open spaces and small vegetation areas could be distinguished from buildings in urban areas; however, misclassifications of land cover in such areas using ASTER data would overestimate the sensible heat flux. On the other hand, the small vegetated areas detected from the Formosat-2 image slightly increased the estimation of latent heat flux. As a result, the storage heat flux derived from Formosat-2 is higher than that derived from ASTER data in most areas. From these results, we can conclude that the higher resolution land coverage map increases accuracy of the heat balance analysis. Storage heat flux occupies about 60 to 80% of the net radiation in most of the artificial surface areas in spite of their usages. Because of the homogeneity of the building roof materials, there is no contrast between the storage heat flux in business and residential areas. In sparsely vegetated urban areas, more heat is stored and latent heat is smaller than that in the forested suburbs. This result implies that density of vegetation has a significant influence in decreasing temperatures.

  17. Generating daily high spatial land surface temperatures by combining ASTER and MODIS land surface temperature products for environmental process monitoring.

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    Wu, Mingquan; Li, Hua; Huang, Wenjiang; Niu, Zheng; Wang, Changyao

    2015-08-01

    There is a shortage of daily high spatial land surface temperature (LST) data for use in high spatial and temporal resolution environmental process monitoring. To address this shortage, this work used the Spatial and Temporal Adaptive Reflectance Fusion Model (STARFM), Enhanced Spatial and Temporal Adaptive Reflectance Fusion Model (ESTARFM), and the Spatial and Temporal Data Fusion Approach (STDFA) to estimate high spatial and temporal resolution LST by combining Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) LST and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) LST products. The actual ASTER LST products were used to evaluate the precision of the combined LST images using the correlation analysis method. This method was tested and validated in study areas located in Gansu Province, China. The results show that all the models can generate daily synthetic LST image with a high correlation coefficient (r) of 0.92 between the synthetic image and the actual ASTER LST observations. The ESTARFM has the best performance, followed by the STDFA and the STARFM. Those models had better performance in desert areas than in cropland. The STDFA had better noise immunity than the other two models. PMID:26165141

  18. Ecology and distribution of an invasive species Aster­lanceolatus willd. on wet habitats in Belgrade

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    Full Text Available The species Aster lanceolatus occupies a significant position in the world and European lists of invasive species. Its spreading potential is a hazardous factor to the biodiversity in many countries. There are no relevant data on the wider proportion of this species in the area of Belgrade. The sites of Aster lanceolatus are annual or pioneer communities along the water courses, abandoned and neglected areas, forest margins, moist meadows. The study areas are located near a choice of water courses in Belgrade. The aim of the study was to assess the species ecology and population density, synecological interrelationships among the coenobionts of the communities in which it occurs, and also to map its the habitats. The study of population density was performed on the supplemented and partially modified 'CPS SKEW' form, applied in West European countries, by the principle of squares. The species was determined by standard floristic method, and the species location by GPS system. It was concluded that Aster lanceolatus was dominant and wild at all study sites. The individuals and populations are especially numerous on the river islands Ada Ciganlija and Veliko Ratno Ostrvo, along the stream Kumodršaki Potok and the Danube left bank, where the number of individuals per squares is above 1300 and the degree of coverage is 100%. Its spreading potential is conditioned by the species biology, and the expansiveness by climate changes, anthropogenic impacts and the competitive interrelationships.

  19. Using ASTER Imagery in Land Use/cover Classification of Eastern Mediterranean Landscapes According to CORINE Land Cover Project

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    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available The satellite imagery has been effectively utilized for classifying land covertypes and detecting land cover conditions. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emissionand Reflection Radiometer (ASTER sensor imagery has been widely used in classificationprocess of land cover. However, atmospheric corrections have to be made by preprocessingsatellite sensor imagery since the electromagnetic radiation signals received by the satellitesensors can be scattered and absorbed by the atmospheric gases and aerosols. In this study,an ASTER sensor imagery, which was converted into top-of-atmosphere reflectance(TOA, was used to classify the land use/cover types, according to COoRdination ofINformation on the Environment (CORINE land cover nomenclature, for an arearepresenting the heterogonous characteristics of eastern Mediterranean regions inKahramanmaras, Turkey. The results indicated that using the surface reflectance data ofASTER sensor imagery can provide accurate (i.e. overall accuracy and kappa values of83.2% and 0.79, respectively and low-cost cover mapping as a part of inventory forCORINE Land Cover Project.

  20. Using aster multispectral imagery for mapping woody invasive species in pico da vara natural reserve (Azores Islands, Portugal

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to assess the effectiveness of ASTER imagery to support the mapping of Pittosporum undulatum, an invasive woody species, in Pico da Vara Natural Reserve (S. Miguel Island, Archipelago of the Azores, Portugal. This assessment was done by applying K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN, Support Vector Machine (SVM and Maximum Likelihood (MLC pixel-based supervised classifications to 4 different geographic and remote sensing datasets constituted by the Visible, Near-Infrared (VNIR and Short Wave Infrared (SWIR of the ASTER sensor and by digital cartography associated to orography (altitude and "distance to water streams" of which the spatial distribution of Pittosporum undulatum directly depends. Overall, most performed classifications showed a strong agreement and high accuracy. At targeted species level, the two higher classification accuracies were obtained when applying MLC and KNN to the VNIR bands coupled with auxiliary geographic information use. Results improved significantly by including ecology and occurrence information of species (altitude and distance to water streams in the classification scheme. These results show that the use of ASTER sensor VNIR spectral bands, when coupled to relevant ancillary GIS data, can constitute an effective and low cost approach for the evaluation and continuous assessment of Pittosporum undulatum woodland propagation and distribution within Protected Areas of the Azores Islands.

  1. Civil engineering: calculations of pre-stressed concrete structures using CodeAster

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    This document presents an analysis of the different calculation methods for pre-stressed concrete structure which can be performed by using finite element methods. Two methods of calculating the pre-stressing of concrete structures with finite elements have been determined. The equivalent method which consists of replacing the action of pre-stressing the concrete by equivalent forces. These method is well suited to dimensioning and studying the overall stability of a structure. It is not an easy matter to take into account the coupled or time-varying phenomena. This approach ignores the evolution of the interaction between the pre-stressing and the concrete. The explicit method which consists of including the mechanical resolution of the pre-stressed cables in that of a concrete structure. Not only does this allow a local study of the pre-stressed to be made, it also allows the coupling which developed over time to be determined, e.g. slip, deferred deformation and coupling between the steel and concrete behaviours. This method enables non-linear phenomena with varying degrees of complexity, such as fracture or yielding of the steels, drying out of the concrete, creep, etc to be described. The two methods are complementary. This document presents the mathematical and computer developments relating to each of this method. In the case of the explicit method, certain of the Code-Aster functions already make it possible to meet several EDF application requirements. Several couplings can be taken into account, such as thermomechanical, shrinkage in drying, creep, relaxation and injection of the cables. Three immediate developments of Code-Aster are proposed for the following applications: - a procedure for calculating the pre-stress losses along the pre-stressing cables; - a command to allocate these forces in the form of an initial force field in the bar elements associated with the cables; - a procedure for linking elements whose nodes do not coincide with each other

  2. Validation of the Aster Global Digital Elevation Model Version 3 Over the Conterminous United States

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    Gesch, D.; Oimoen, M.; Danielson, J.; Meyer, D.

    2016-06-01

    The ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model Version 3 (GDEM v3) was evaluated over the conterminous United States in a manner similar to the validation conducted for the original GDEM Version 1 (v1) in 2009 and GDEM Version 2 (v2) in 2011. The absolute vertical accuracy of GDEM v3 was calculated by comparison with more than 23,000 independent reference geodetic ground control points from the U.S. National Geodetic Survey. The root mean square error (RMSE) measured for GDEM v3 is 8.52 meters. This compares with the RMSE of 8.68 meters for GDEM v2. Another important descriptor of vertical accuracy is the mean error, or bias, which indicates if a DEM has an overall vertical offset from true ground level. The GDEM v3 mean error of -1.20 meters reflects an overall negative bias in GDEM v3. The absolute vertical accuracy assessment results, both mean error and RMSE, were segmented by land cover type to provide insight into how GDEM v3 performs in various land surface conditions. While the RMSE varies little across cover types (6.92 to 9.25 meters), the mean error (bias) does appear to be affected by land cover type, ranging from -2.99 to +4.16 meters across 14 land cover classes. These results indicate that in areas where built or natural aboveground features are present, GDEM v3 is measuring elevations above the ground level, a condition noted in assessments of previous GDEM versions (v1 and v2) and an expected condition given the type of stereo-optical image data collected by ASTER. GDEM v3 was also evaluated by differencing with the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) dataset. In many forested areas, GDEM v3 has elevations that are higher in the canopy than SRTM. The overall validation effort also included an evaluation of the GDEM v3 water mask. In general, the number of distinct water polygons in GDEM v3 is much lower than the number in a reference land cover dataset, but the total areas compare much more closely.

  3. Emplacement of Basaltic Flow Fields: New Insights Using MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator (MASTER) Data

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    Byrnes, J. M.; Ramsey, M. S.; Crown, D. A.

    2001-12-01

    Surface units that reflect local emplacement conditions within the 1969-1974 Mauna Ulu lava flow field (Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii) have been identified and are being mapped using field observations and remote sensing analyses. Investigation of a preliminary study site on and below Holei Pali utilized high-resolution color aerial photographs [Byrnes and Crown, 2000. J Geophys Res 106, 2139-2151] and TIMS (Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner) airborne data. Four surface units were identified that are related to the state of the lava during emplacement and were found to be correlated with the pre-eruption topography but not to the major lava tube segments mapped previously. These units show variations at visible wavelengths related to color, the presence of a glassy surface crust, and unit (dm- to m-scale) morphology. Variations at thermal wavelengths are presumably related to surface variations in phenocryst abundance, vesicles/micron-scale roughness, and glass. Interpretations based on the TIMS data are significantly limited by noise in available data covering the flow field. The present study uses MASTER (MODIS/ASTER airborne simulator) data to extend the spatial and spectral coverage of the Mauna Ulu flow field. Preliminary analyses of the data (corrected for atmospheric effects) indicate that: (1) additional classes of surface units (such as shelly pahoehoe) can be identified within the flow field, and (2) systematic changes in emplacement occurred from the proximal to the medial and distal portions of the flow field. Comparison with ASTER images indicates that similar classes of surface units may be discriminated in both datasets, though MASTER is preferable for this study because it provides: (1) higher spatial resolution (especially in thermal bands), and (2) constant pixel size for all wavelengths. These factors allow for discrimination of smaller flow units and more accurate correlation of visible- and thermal-wavelength spectral signatures. The higher

  4. Desarrollo metodológico para la caracterización de caudales y niveles de sedimentación

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    Rivera, Bernardo; Tangarife, Diana M.; Rojas Palacios, Hernán

    1999-01-01

    La dinámica que ha alcanzado en Latinoamérica el desarrollo metodológico para el análisis de sistemas de producción, no ha tenido el mismo grado de desarrollo para la caracterización de la disponibilidad y uso de los recursos naturales. El objetivo de la investigación fue identificar metodologías sencillas, para estimar la producción de caudales y niveles de sedimentación a nivel de cuenca, de tal manera que estimule su incorporación a los procesos utinarios de caracterización de los siste...

  5. ECUACIONES Y TABLAS DE VOLUMEN PARA DOS ESPECIES DE Pinus DE LA SIERRA PURHÉPECHA, MICHOACÁN

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    José A. Ramos-Uvilla; J. Jesús García-Magaña; Jonathan Hernández-Ramos; Xavier García-Cuevas; Juan C. Velarde-Ramírez; H. Jesús Muñoz-Flores; Guadalupe Geraldine García Espinoza

    2014-01-01

    Uno de los principales problemas que enfrentan los productores forestales es la incógnita de saber cómo estimar el volumen de madera que tienen en su área boscosa, a partir de datos obtenidos de un inventario forestal. Las ecuaciones de volumen y sus expresiones tabuladas son una de las principales herramientas para conocer, de manera confiable, las existencias reales y realizar un manejo sostenible, así como para la gestión forestal. En este contexto, se realizó un estudio para elaborar ecua...

  6. Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radometer (ASTER) Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) Products from Global Earth Observation (GEO) Grid: An Assessment Using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) for Synergistic Applications

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    Satoshi Tsuchida; Tomoaki Miura; Hirokazu Yamamoto

    2012-01-01

    We assessed the compatibility of three Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radometer (ASTER) based Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) products generated in the GEO Grid system to Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) EVI. The three products were two forms of the two-band EVI with ASTER red and NIR bands but without a blue band and the original, three-band EVI computed with ASTER red and NIR, and MODIS blue reflectances. Our assessment results showed good compatibi...

  7. Assessment Of ASTER GDEM And SRTM Performance By Comparing With Survey Control Points And Icesat/GLAS Data

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    Jarihani, A. A.; Callow, J. N.

    2011-12-01

    Topographic data plays a critical role in water resources modeling with determining watershed hydrologic characteristics from raster-based digital elevation models (DEM). Raster-based DEMs have been widely used to derive topographic attributes used in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling such as slope, stream network, basins boundary and area. Accurate models of floodplain topography are essential for having accurate output of hydrologic models. The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) provides near-global topographic coverage of the Earth's surface with unprecedented consistency and accuracy with the resolution of 1-3 arc sec. A new Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) from optical stereo data acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) was recently released with the resolution of 1 arc sec. This study the performance of the ASTER GDEM and SRTM DEMs is assessed by comparing with ground-based survey control points and point data from ICESat/GLAS (Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite/Geoscience Laser Altimeter System) for a 7x7degree area in Queensland Australia. This area contains large and remote river basins, where these datasets provide an invaluable resource from which river floodplain inundation can be measured and modelled. Our study focuses on both data and datum issues, which are required to provide a realistic assessment of the achievable relative and absolute ground topographic accuracies. We assessed ground-based survey control points' with ICESat satellite altimetry points and in turn assessed accuracy of the ASTER GDEM and SRTM DEMs over the study area. ICESat provides globally-distributed elevation data of high accuracy (2.47.3 m horizontal error and 0.040.13 m (per degree of incidence angle) vertical error)We applied the GLA14 elevation products (Land/Canopy elevations) for the Laser 3a observation period and Release 31 to compare with 5000 ground survey control points in study area.Our ICESat

  8. Técnicas de ultrasonido : Una herramienta potencial para la ingeniería de tejidos

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    Mantovani, Diego; Drouin, Bernard; Blangino, Eugenia; Amadei, Marta; Achilli, Matteo; Irastorza, Ramiro Miguel

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es desarrollar dos montajes experimentales para la evaluación de las propiedades acústicas de hidrogeles de colágeno y para estudiar su correlación con las propiedades mecánicas. El primero permite estimar la velocidad del sonido, atenuación e impedancia acústica de las muestras manejando la temperatura. En el segundo, la configuración anterior se combina con un ensayo mecánico de compresión, lo que permite interrogar al mismo tiempo, tanto propiedades acúst...

  9. ALCANCES Y LIMITACIONES PARA CARACTERIZAR LAS OCUPACIONES FORMATIVAS EN CAFAYATE (SALTA)

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    Rossana Ledesma; Claudia Subelza

    2009-01-01

    En este trabajo se analizan los alcances y limitaciones para ubicar temporalmente a los sitios arqueológicos formativos de la microregión Cafayate (Salta). El registro muestra particularidades que no se corresponden en buena manera con los antecedentes de la subregión Valliserrana. Se emplearon indicadores absolutos (fechados radiocarbónicos) y relativos como el arte rupestre, tecnología cerámica y tipos de emplazamiento en el sur del Valle Calchaquí para estimar cronológicamente las ocupacio...

  10. Spatial distributions of the leafminer Ophiomyia maura (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in host plant Aster ageratoides

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    Yoshiko Ayabe; Ei'ichi Shibata

    2008-01-01

    The seasonal occurrence and among-plant and within-plant spatial distribution of the multivoltine leafminer Ophiomyia maura Meigen (Diptera: Agromyzidae) on the herbaceous plant Aster ageratoides Turcz. subsp, ovatus (Asteraceae) were investigated in the field. O. maura has at least four generations a year and mines per leaf fluctuate with a mean of 0.007 throughout the occurrence period. Seasonal occurrence is associated with abundance of new host leaves, suggesting O. maura females prefer to oviposit in newly emerged leaves. The among-plant distribution of O. maura is described by a Poisson distribution early in the season but tends to be weakly clumped later. The within-plant vertical distribution of larval mines increased from middle to upper leaves during plantdevelopment, because mined leaves in the middle position early in the season move downward with the emergence of new leaves, shifting mined leaves from the position where O. maura oviposits eggs. Later in the season, mined leaves remain where they are deposited because few new leaves emerge. The spatial distribution of O. rnaura, resource utilization patterns, and host plant characteristics are discussed.

  11. Comparison and analysis of bare soil evaporation models combined with ASTER data in Heihe River Basin

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    Yan-xia KANG

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Based on ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer remote sensing data, bare soil evaporation was estimated with the Penman-Monteith model, the Priestley-Taylor model, and the aerodynamics model. Evaporation estimated by each of the three models was compared with actual evaporation, and error sources of the three models were analyzed. The mean absolute relative error was 9% for the Penman-Monteith model, 14% for the Priestley-Taylor model, and 32% for the aerodynamics model; the Penman-Monteith model was the best of these three models for estimating bare soil evaporation. The error source of the Penman-Monteith model is the neglect of the advection estimation. The error source of the Priestley-Taylor model is the simplification of the component of aerodynamics as 0.72 times the net radiation. The error source of the aerodynamics model is the difference of vapor pressure and neglect of the radiometric component. The spatial distribution of bare soil evaporation is evident, and its main factors are soil water content and elevation.

  12. A morphometric comparison of the Namib and southwest Kalahari dunefields using ASTER GDEM data

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    White, Kevin; Bullard, Joanna; Livingstone, Ian; Moran, Lisa

    2015-12-01

    The increased availability of digital elevation models and satellite image data enable testing of morphometric relationships between sand dune variables (dune height, spacing and equivalent sand thickness), which were originally established using limited field survey data. These long-established geomorphological hypotheses can now be tested against very much larger samples than were possible when available data were limited to what could be collected by field surveys alone. This project uses ASTER global digital elevation model (GDEM) data to compare morphometric relationships between sand dune variables in the southwest Kalahari dunefield to those of the Namib sand sea, to test whether the relationships found in an active sand sea (Namib) also hold for the fixed dune system of the nearby southwest Kalahari. The data show significant morphometric differences between the simple linear dunes of the Namib sand sea and the southwest Kalahari; the latter do not show the expected positive relationship between dune height and spacing. The southwest Kalahari dunes show a similar range of dune spacings, but they are less tall, on average, than the Namib sand sea dunes. There is a clear spatial pattern to these morphometric data; the tallest and most closely spaced dunes are towards the southeast of the Kalahari dunefield; and this is where the highest values of equivalent sand thickness result. We consider the possible reasons for the observed differences and highlight the need for more studies comparing sand seas and dunefields from different environmental settings.

  13. Per-Field Irrigated Crop Classification in Arid Central Asia Using SPOT and ASTER Data

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    Christopher Conrad

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The overarching goal of this research was to explore accurate methods of mapping irrigated crops, where digital cadastre information is unavailable: (a Boundary separation by object-oriented image segmentation using very high spatial resolution (2.5–5 m data was followed by (b identification of crops and crop rotations by means of phenology, tasselled cap, and rule-based classification using high resolution (15–30 m bi-temporal data. The extensive irrigated cotton production system of the Khorezm province in Uzbekistan, Central Asia, was selected as a study region. Image segmentation was carried out on pan-sharpened SPOT data. Varying combinations of segmentation parameters (shape, compactness, and color were tested for optimized boundary separation. The resulting geometry was validated against polygons digitized from the data and cadastre maps, analysing similarity (size, shape and congruence. The parameters shape and compactness were decisive for segmentation accuracy. Differences between crop phenologies were analyzed at field level using bi-temporal ASTER data. A rule set based on the tasselled cap indices greenness and brightness allowed for classifying crop rotations of cotton, winter-wheat and rice, resulting in an overall accuracy of 80 %. The proposed field-based crop classification method can be an important tool for use in water demand estimations, crop yield simulations, or economic models in agricultural systems similar to Khorezm.

  14. ASTER based velocity profile of glaciers in the Nanga Parbat region, western Himalaya

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    Parkes, A. T.; Haritashya, U. K.

    2011-12-01

    Glaciers, in general, are highly sensitive to climate fluctuations making them important indicators of climate change. Overall, lack of data on this region is troubling for the amount of hydrological importance and climatic forecasts these glaciers hold. Therefore, this study aims to measure glacier velocity on selected glaciers using cross-correlation techniques. One of the main problems with determining the amount of loss or perhaps gain in glacier mass is determining their velocity. The Himalayan glaciers are inaccessible in most areas and field measurements can be impossible, which creates a problem when determining the velocity of glaciers. Consequently, we generated velocity profiles of glaciers in the Nanga Parbat region of the western Himalaya using 2009 and 2010 ASTER satellite data. Our glacier fluctuation study have shown oscillating behavior of these glaciers; however, our preliminary velocity result indicates high velocity on most of these glaciers. These results are the first ever velocity profile generated for this region and would be able to help understand glacier dynamics in a much more comprehensive manner.

  15. Feature level fusion for enhanced geological mapping of ophiolile complex using ASTER and Landsat TM data

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    Chromite ore deposit occurrence is related to ophiolite complexes as a part of the oceanic crust and provides a good opportunity for lithological mapping using remote sensing data. The main contribution of this paper is a novel approaches to discriminate different rock units associated with ophiolite complex using the Feature Level Fusion technique on ASTER and Landsat TM satellite data at regional scale. In addition this study has applied spectral transform approaches, consisting of Spectral Angle Mapper (SAM) to distinguish the concentration of high-potential areas of chromite and also for determining the boundary between different rock units. Results indicated both approaches show superior outputs compared to other methods and can produce a geological map for ophiolite complex rock units in the arid and the semi-arid region. The novel technique including feature level fusion and Spectral Angle Mapper (SAM) discriminated ophiolitic rock units and produced detailed geological maps of the study area. As a case study, Sikhoran ophiolite complex located in SE, Iran has been selected for image processing techniques. In conclusion, a suitable approach for lithological mapping of ophiolite complexes is demonstrated, this technique contributes meaningfully towards economic geology in terms of identifying new prospects

  16. The effect of salinity on different developmental stages of an endemic annual plant, Aster laurentianus (Asteraceae).

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    Houle, G; Morel, L; Reynolds, C; Siégel, J

    2001-01-01

    Salinity reduces substrate water potential, thereby restricting water and nutrient uptake by plants; salinity may also cause ionic imbalance and toxicity. Because substrate salinity fluctuates through the growing season, a plant may be exposed to different salinity levels, at various stages of development, with potentially significant consequences on population dynamics. Here, we present the results of a study of the effect of substrate salinity on seed germination, seedling emergence, and growth of Aster laurentianus, an annual marsh plant, endemic to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and potentially threatened. Seed germination was reduced in low salt concentration (10 g sea salt/L) and completely inhibited by salinity levels >/=20 g sea salt/L. However, this inhibiting effect was reversible: seeds from the salt treatments germinated readily after being washed in distilled water. Though seedling emergence was diminished at low salinity levels, postemergence survival was little affected. Plant growth was reduced, but net carbon assimilation rate was not affected by high salinity levels. Increased root respiration and respiratory costs associated with salt tolerance might have contributed to lower C accumulation at higher salinity levels. All developmental processes considered are thus negatively affected by substrate salinity, with potentially significant consequences on population abundance and distribution in salt marshes. Yet, the tolerance of this species to high salinity levels after seedling emergence is remarkable. Seed germination represents a major bottleneck in the species life cycle, potentially controlling local distribution and abundance in the natural habitat. PMID:11159127

  17. The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Aster spathulifolius (Asteraceae); genomic features and relationship with Asteraceae.

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    Choi, Kyoung Su; Park, SeonJoo

    2015-11-10

    Aster spathulifolius, a member of the Asteraceae family, is distributed along the coast of Japan and Korea. This plant is used for medicinal and ornamental purposes. The complete chloroplast (cp) genome of A. sphathulifolius consists of 149,473 bp that include a pair of inverted repeats of 24,751 bp separated by a large single copy region of 81,998 bp and a small single copy region of 17,973 bp. The chloroplast genome contains 78 coding genes, four rRNA genes and 29 tRNA genes. When compared to other cpDNA sequences of Asteraceae, A. spathulifolius showed the closest relationship with Jacobaea vulgaris, and its atpB gene was found to be a pseudogene, unlike J. vulgaris. Furthermore, evaluation of the gene compositions of J. vulgaris, Helianthus annuus, Guizotia abyssinica and A. spathulifolius revealed that 13.6-kb showed inversion from ndhF to rps15, unlike Lactuca of Asteraceae. Comparison of the synonymous (Ks) and nonsynonymous (Ka) substitution rates with J. vulgaris revealed that synonymous genes related to a small subunit of the ribosome showed the highest value (0.1558), while nonsynonymous rates of genes related to ATP synthase genes were highest (0.0118). These findings revealed that substitution has occurred at similar rates in most genes, and the substitution rates suggested that most genes is a purified selection. PMID:26164759

  18. Accuracy Improvement of ASTER Stereo Satellite Generated DEM Using Texture Filter

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    Mandla V. Ravibabu; Kamal Jain; Surendra Pal Singh; Naga Jyothi Meeniga

    2010-01-01

    The grid DEM (digital elevation model) generation can be from any of a number of sources: for instance, analogue to digital conversion of contour maps followed by application of the TIN model, or direct elevation point modelling via digital photogrammetry applied to airborne images or satellite images. Currently, apart from the deployment of point-clouds from LiDAR data acquisition, the generally favoured approach refers to applications of digital photogrammetry. One of the most important steps in such deployment is the stereo matching process for conjugation point (pixel) establishment: very difficult in modelling any homogenous areas like water cover or forest canopied areas due to the lack of distinct spatial features. As a result, application of automated procedures is sure to generate erroneous elevation values. In this paper, we present and apply a method for improving the quality of stereo DEMs generated via utilization of an entropy texture filter. The filter was applied for extraction of homogenous areas before stereo matching so that a statistical texture filter could then be applied for removing anomalous evaluation values prior to interpolation and accuracy assessment via deployment of a spatial correlation technique. For exemplification, we used a stereo pair of ASTER 1B images.

  19. Glacier mass change evaluation in Lambert-Amery Area from 2002 to 2012 using ASTER stereo images and ICESat GLAS laser altimetry

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    Currently, one of the major issues is to transform different remote sensing observations into a global reference for sustainable global-scale glacier change monitoring. In order to put glacier changes into a broader temporal context, it is desirable to extend the glacier observation time as far back as possible. In this paper, we present a case study of registering ASTER satellite stereo images to ICESat GLAS laser altimetry data, by matching terrain features identified from the ICESat measurements to those corresponding in the ASTER images. Features like ridges and nunatak can be extracted from ICESat data, and these features can also be measured in ASTER stereo images. A rigid body transformation (3 translations, 3 rotations) is applied for an optimal fit of these two sets of feature points. After transforming the ASTER photogrammetry measurements into the ICESat reference frame, we compute elevation change rates at each ICESat point by using a linear interpolation to obtain an estimate of surface elevation from ASTER. The surface firn/ice density model is used in converting the elevation changes to mass changes. Our study indicates that Lambert Glacier is close to being in mass balance between 2002 and 2012

  20. Personas que se inyectan drogas en Hermosillo, Sonora. Metodología para su registro

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    Angélica Ospina-Escobar

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    Full Text Available Conocer el tamaño de las poblaciones es fundamental para estimar universos de necesidad, planear intervenciones y evaluarlas. La estigmatización y criminalización del uso de drogas en México hace que las personas que se las inyectan sean difíciles de alcanzar, sin embargo tienen derecho a la salud, y el Estado está obligado a garantizarla, lo que incluye diseñar acciones efectivas para prevenir el sida. En Hermosillo, Sonora, el peso de la trasmisión del virus de inmunodeficiencia humana por drogas inyectadas ha ganado relevancia en la última década, no obstante, se desconoce el tamaño de la población que se inyecta drogas. En este artículo se describe detalladamente cómo se construye una aproximación mixta de metodologías cualitativas y cuantitativas para estimar el tamaño de dicha población en Hermosillo, y se ofrecen recomendaciones para mejorar los sistemas para registrarla en los servicios de tratamiento de adicciones, y cómo potenciar las intervenciones comunitarias de reducción de daños en la ciudad.

  1. Determinação de elementos próprios dos asteróides troianos: comparação entre as teorias semi-analítica e sintética

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    Roig, F.; Beaugé, C.

    2003-08-01

    Além do cálculo semi-analítico de elementos próprios dos asteróides Troianos (Beaugé & Roig 2001, Icarus 153, 391), recentemente foi apresentado um novo conjunto destes elementos próprios determinado através de uma teoria sintética (Knenezevic & Milani 2003, comunicação pessoal). As bases de dados contendo estas determinações estão disponiveis na pagina web do Asteroid Dynamical Site (http://hamilton.dm.unipi.it/cgi-bin/astdys/astibo). Nesta comunicação apresentamos os primeiros resultados de um estudo comparativo entre ambos conjuntos de elementos próprios, analisando suas vantagens e desvantagens, assim como os limites de precisão de cada conjunto. Mostramos que os elementos próprios sintéticos são mais precisos que os smi-analíticos para grandes amplitudes de libração do ângulo s = l-lJup, embora acontece o contrario para os corpos cuja amplitude de libração é muito pequena. Finalmente discutimos a influencia destes erros na determinação de familias de asteroides e da estrutura resonante em torno dos pontos Lagrangeanos L4 e L5.

  2. An Improved Method to Retrieve Surface Emissivity in a Canary Pine Forest Using Aster Data

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    Barreto-Velasco, Africa; Hernandez-Leal, Pedro A.; Arbelo, Manuel; Podesta, Guillermo P.

    2012-07-01

    The widely-used Temperature and Emissivity Separation (TES) algorithm has been shown to provide reliable temperature and emissivity estimates from land-leaving thermal data. Nevertheless, TES has some important limitations mainly related to its inability to correct important inaccuracies for gray bodies, such as vegetation. In this study, this problem is addressed through an improvement to the current NEM (Normalized Emissivity Method) module included in the TES algorithm. The proposed method, called Modified NEM (ModNEM), has been specifically designed to retrieve an accurate surface emissivity for bodies with a spectral behavior typical of gray-bodies, i. e., flat and near spectrally invariant. ModNEM selects two different approximations of surface temperature instead of the usual maximum temperature, with the aim of accounting for the peculiar spectral behavior of brightness temperature and emissivity for vegetation. The NEM and TES, as well as the ModNEM, have been used to recover surface emissivity in a pine forest located in Tenerife Island (Canary Islands, Spain) using data from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). Results have been compared and validated using reference emissivity values obtained from the pines by means of the box method. This validation study showed that high uncertainties are associated with the standard techniques (up to 0.034), whereas ModNEM results in lower uncertainties in emissivity estimates (NEM module are not suitable for surfaces with a spectral behavior similar to a grey body. This work was supported by MICINN under Grant CGL2010-22189-C02.

  3. ALR - Laser altimeter for the ASTER deep space mission. Simulated operation above a surface with crater

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    de Brum, A. G. V.; da Cruz, F. C.; Hetem, A., Jr.

    2015-10-01

    To assist in the investigation of the triple asteroid system 2001-SN263, the deep space mission ASTER will carry onboard a laser altimeter. The instrument was named ALR and its development is now in progress. In order to help in the instrument design, with a view to the creation of software to control the instrument, a package of computer programs was produced to simulate the operation of a pulsed laser altimeter with operating principle based on the measurement of the time of flight of the travelling pulse. This software Simulator was called ALR_Sim, and the results obtained with its use represent what should be expected as return signal when laser pulses are fired toward a target, reflect on it and return to be detected by the instrument. The program was successfully tested with regard to some of the most common situations expected. It constitutes now the main workbench dedicated to the creation and testing of control software to embark in the ALR. In addition, the Simulator constitutes also an important tool to assist the creation of software to be used on Earth, in the processing and analysis of the data received from the instrument. This work presents the results obtained in the special case which involves the modeling of a surface with crater, along with the simulation of the instrument operation above this type of terrain. This study points out that the comparison of the wave form obtained as return signal after reflection of the laser pulse on the surface of the crater with the expected return signal in the case of a flat and homogeneous surface is a useful method that can be applied for terrain details extraction.

  4. Characterization of land surface energy fluxes at the Salar de Atacama, Northern Chile using ASTER image classification

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    Kampf, S. K.; Tyler, S. W.

    2003-12-01

    Models of land surface energy fluxes often use remotely sensed data to derive surface temperature, albedo, and emissivity, important parameters in energy budget calculations. The ability to determine the spatial distribution of these parameters can lead to improved estimations of the spatial variability of land surface energy fluxes. However, other parameters used in energy flux calculations such as aerodynamic resistance are not directly linked to quantities commonly derived from remotely sensed data. If images can be accurately classified into separate land cover types, empirically determined values of unknown parameters can then be assigned separately to each land cover classification. This study examines several techniques of determining the spatial distribution of land surface energy fluxes at the Salar de Atacama, a large playa in northern Chile. Fluxes are calculated using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer (ASTER) Level 2 surface kinetic temperature, surface emissivity, and surface reflectance data in conjunction with ground-based meteorological measurements. Energy fluxes are calculated initially by applying a single value of aerodynamic resistance to the entire image area. Subsequently, the ASTER scene is classified into distinct land cover types, and land surface roughness is characterized using the ratio of ASTER band 3N (nadir-viewing) to band 3B (back-viewing). Separate values of aerodynamic resistance are then assigned to each land cover type, and energy fluxes over the entire Salar de Atacama are calculated using these spatially distributed aerodynamic resistance values. Results of both energy flux calculation techniques are evaluated at several sites on the playa using ground-based energy flux measurements.

  5. Effect of day length, growth regulators and fertilization on growth and development of Michaelmas Daisy (Aster novi-belgii L.)

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    Ines Vršek; Ksenija Karlović; Vesna Židovec

    2002-01-01

    Effect of day length, growth regulators and fertilization on the height, plant diameter, number of buds and inflorescences was monitored in the species Aster novi-belgii L. ´Mary Ballard´ throughout three growing seasons in order to explore the possibility of its late-summer growing as a flowering pot plant. The total number of buds and inflorescences was by 20% larger under natural day length compared to plants grown under the shortened photoperiod. Bud opening dynamics was more intensive un...

  6. ASTER Observations of 2000-2007 Thermal Features at Pavlof Volcano and Mt. Hague (Emmons Lake Volcanic Center), Alaska

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    Wessels, R. L.; Schneider, D.; Ramsey, M.; Mangan, M. T.

    2007-12-01

    Emmons Lake Volcanic Center (ELVC) is a 15 km by 30 km area of nested calderas, stratovolcanoes, lava domes, hyaloclastite rings, and cinder cones aligned along the arc axis. Pavlof Volcano is the most active volcano along the ELVC, with more than 40 historic eruptions since 1790. The most recent eruption of Pavlof Volcano began in August 2007 after almost 11 years of quiescence. Mount Hague is a prominent intracaldera vent with no known historical eruptions that lies approximately 7 kilometers to the southwest of Pavlof. The southern crater of Mount Hague commonly fluctuates between a crater-filling lake to a dry crater floor with vigorously steaming fumaroles. Mount Hague has another fumarole field on the southeast flank at nearly the same elevation as the crater floor. To better document the behavior of persistent thermal features at these remote volcanoes, we have compiled temperature and dimension data using a seven-year long time series of satellite data. Over 25 daytime and 40 nighttime clear thermal infrared (TIR) images (90 m resolution) from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) have recorded variations in the thermal activity at both volcanic vents since July 2000. All cloud-free ASTER TIR observations document persistent low- temperature features at both Pavlof Volcano and Mount Hague during this period. The size and temperature of each thermal feature varies throughout the study period. The data show that the 2518 m summit of Pavlof Volcano is occasionally snow-free in early summer whereas neighboring peaks at lower elevations are still snow-clad. FLIR data acquired near the summit of Pavlof in 2004 show that the majority of warm ground was at 20°C to 40°C. These warm areas commonly persist snow-free into the winter. Temperature variations observed at Mt Hague crater usually correlate to the size of the ephemeral crater lake. As the lake grows, the pixel-integrated ASTER TIR temperature increases. Measurements

  7. The Penetration Depth Derived from the Synthesis of ALOS/PALSAR InSAR Data and ASTER GDEM for the Mapping of Forest Biomass

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    Wenjian Ni

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The Global Digital Elevation Model produced from stereo images of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer data (ASTER GDEM covers land surfaces between latitudes of 83°N and 83°S. The Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR onboard Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS collected many SAR images since it was launched on 24 January 2006. The combination of ALOS/PALSAR interferometric data and ASTER GDEM should provide the penetration depth of SAR data assuming ASTER GDEM was the elevation of vegetation canopy top. It would be correlated with forest biomass because penetration depth could be affected by forest density and forest canopy height. Their combination held great promises for the forest biomass mapping over large area. The feasibility of forest biomass mapping through the data synthesis of ALOS/PALSAR InSAR data and ASTER GDEM was investigated in this study. A procedure for the extraction of penetration depth was firstly proposed. Then three models were built for biomass estimation: (I model only using backscattering coefficients of ALOS/PALSAR data; (II model only using penetration depth; (III model using both of them. The biomass estimated from Lidar data was taken as reference data to evaluate the three different models. The results showed that the combination of backscattering coefficients and penetration depth gave the best accuracy. The forest disturbance has to be considered in forest biomass estimation because of the long time span of ASTER data for generating ASTER GDEM. The spatial homogeneity could be used to improve estimation accuracy.

  8. Estimación del consumo requerido de agua para un subsector del sector agroalimentario de la ciudad de Bogotá

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    Casas Forero, Ana Mercedes

    2012-01-01

    Las acciones desarrolladas por las autoridades para aprobar la implantación, ejecución y control de los programas de ahorro y uso eficiente del agua, muchas veces no cuentan con un mecanismo normalizado que permita conocer si el sector industrial está realizando un uso moderado del recurso hídrico. Por tanto, se calculó el módulo de consumo óptimo y se desarrolló un modelo matemático para estimar el módulo de agua en función de la producción para cada etapa del proceso productivo del sacrific...

  9. Ecotoxicidade de herbicidas para a macrófita aquática (Azolla caroliniana) Ecotoxicity of herbicides for the aquatic macrophyte (Azolla caroliniana)

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    A.F. Silva; Cruz, C.; A. N. Neto; R.A. Pitelli

    2012-01-01

    Os objetivos deste estudo foram avaliar Azolla caroliniana como planta-teste em estudos ecotoxicológicos e estimar a CL50;7d dos herbicidas 2,4-D, glyphosate, clomazone e oxyfluorfen. As plantas foram aclimatadas em sala de bioensaio. Para isso, foram selecionadas cinco plantas em 50 mL de meio de cultivo Hoagland. Após esse período, foram adicionados 50 mL de Hoagland mais o herbicida, completando o volume para 100 mL. A concentração letal de 50% (CL50;7d) para A. caroliniana exposta ao herb...

  10. UNA APROXIMACIÓN PARA LA OBTENCIÓN DE MAPAS DE DESPLAZAMIENTO TRASLACIONAL DE LADERAS A NIVEL REGIONAL INDUCIDO POR SISMOS

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    Jaimes, Miguel A.; Mauro Niño; Eduardo Reinoso

    2013-01-01

    Se propone una expresión para estimar el desplazamiento de Newmark en términos de la relación entre la aceleración crítica, ac (umbral de aceleración del suelo para iniciar un movimiento del talud) y la aceleración máxima del suelo, amax, para obtener el deslizamiento traslacional de laderas por sismo que de manera aproximada estimen esta amenaza a escala regional. Con los resultados que se obtienen de la ecuación de desplazamiento propuesta es posible definir un mapa de peligro sísmico por d...

  11. 天睿子公司Aster Data的专利技术打开大数据商机大门

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    2011-01-01

    中国,北京—全球最大、专注于数据仓库,大数据分析和整合营销管理解决方案的厂商Teradata天睿公司(Teradata Corporation,美国纽约证券交易所交易代码:TDC)的子公司Aster Data日前宣布,其SQL—Map Reduce技术获得了美国第7966340号专利。Teradata天睿公司于今年四月收购了Aster Data公司。

  12. Tiempo de latencia para semen colectado de Colossoma macropomum “Gamitana” en solución sacarosa

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    Ehrlich Llasaca-Calizaya; Juvenal Napuchi-Linares; Lorgio Verdi-Olivares; Jesús Núñez-Rodríguez

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo fue estimar el tiempo de latencia (almacenamiento), para el semen de Colossoma macropomum, “gamitana” en solución de 400 mM de Sacarosa. Se consideró aceptable los niveles de motilidad superiores al 40%, lo cual garantiza eficientes tasas de fertilización. Para el desarrollo del experimento se colectó 2 lotes de semen inmótiles de gamitana (inducidos con Conceptal®), los cuales posteriormente fueron activados con agua destilada. El primer lote estuvo constituido por semen en sacar...

  13. CALIBRACIÓN DEL SPAD-502 PARA EVALUAR REQUERIMIENTOS DE NITRÓGENO EN MAÍZ FORRAJERO

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    Anselmo González-Torres; Uriel Figueroa-Viramontes; Jorge A. Delgado; Gregorio Núñez-Hernández; José A. Cueto-Wong; Pablo Preciado-Rangel; Arturo Palomo-Gil

    2009-01-01

    En el presente estudio se calibró un equipo SPAD con el objetivo de evaluar la relación entre el índice de suficiencia de nitrógeno (ISN) y el rendimiento de maíz forrajero, así como para generar ecuaciones de regresión preliminares para estimar requerimientos de nitrógeno (N). Se evaluaron dosis crecientes de N en un suelo franco arcillo arenoso durante 2007 y 2008. Se tomaron lecturas con el SPAD antes de cada riego y se estimó el ISN. Se realizaron análisis de regresión entre el rendimient...

  14. Perfil TIC de posibles usuarios de una web 2.0 para cuidadores de enfermos crónicos

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    Martí, Montserrat; García, Montserrat, 1961-; Lleixá, Mª del Mar; Salvadó, Mª Teresa; Espuny, Cinta; Lluch, Mª Teresa; Roldán, Juan; Carrión, Trinidad; Marqués, Luis

    2013-01-01

    Introducción: Este trabajo forma parte del proyecto multicéntrico: “Cuidadoras 2.0: efectividad de un programa de apoyo 2.0 para cuidadoras no profesionales de pacientes crónicos”. Expediente PI 12/01224 2012, financiado por Instituto de Salud Carlos III y Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional. Objetivos: Estimar el uso de las TIC de los cuidadores de pacientes crónicos. Identificar la disposición de estos cuidadores para usar una web 2.0 de soporte. Método: Ámbito: Unida...

  15. Suficiência amostral para alface cultivada em diferentes ambientes Sample sufficiency for lettuce grown in different environments

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    Daniel Santos; Fernando Machado Haesbaert; Odair José Puhl; Jorge Roque Alves dos Santos; Alessandro Dal’Col Lúcio

    2010-01-01

    Com o objetivo de estimar o tamanho de amostra para alface cultivada em diferentes ambientes, foram conduzidos quatro cultivos com alface, dois deles foram realizados no ano de 2007, com a cultivar 'Vera', e dois foram realizados no ano de 2008, com a cultivar 'Amanda'. Os ambientes em 2007 foram estufa e a campo, e em 2008 foram estufa e túnel. Em ambos os anos de cultivo, foram avaliadas a fitomassa fresca e fitomassa seca. Para cada variável, em cada linha de cultivo, foram estimadas a méd...

  16. Digital Mapping of Soil Drainage Classes Using Multitemporal RADARSAT-1 and ASTER Images and Soil Survey Data

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    Mohamed Abou Niang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Discriminant analysis classification (DAC and decision tree classifiers (DTC were used for digital mapping of soil drainage in the Bras-d’Henri watershed (QC, Canada using earth observation data (RADARSAT-1 and ASTER and soil survey dataset. Firstly, a forward stepwise selection was applied to each land use type identified by ASTER image in order to derive an optimal subset of soil drainage class predictors. The classification models were then applied to these subsets for each land use and merged to obtain a digital soil drainage map for the whole watershed. The DTC method provided better classification accuracies (29 to 92% than the DAC method (33 to 79% according to the land use type. A similarity measure (S was used to compare the best digital soil drainage map (DTC to the conventional soil drainage map. Medium to high similarities (0.6≤S<0.9 were observed for 83% (187 km2 of the study area while 3% of the study area showed very good agreement (S≥0.9. Few soil polygons showed very weak similarities (S<0.3. This study demonstrates the efficiency of combining radar and optical remote sensing data with a representative soil dataset for producing digital maps of soil drainage.

  17. Retrieval of a Temporal High-Resolution Leaf Area Index (LAI by Combining MODIS LAI and ASTER Reflectance Data

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    Yonghua Qu

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to retrieve temporal high-resolution LAI derived by fusing MOD15 products (1 km resolution, field-measured LAI and ASTER reflectance (15-m resolution. Though the inversion of a physically based canopy reflectance model using high-resolution satellite data can produce high-resolution LAI products, the obstacle to producing temporal products is obvious due to the low temporal resolution of high resolution satellite data. A feasible method is to combine different source data, taking advantage of the spatial and temporal resolution of different sensors. In this paper, a high-resolution LAI retrieval method was implemented using a dynamic Bayesian network (DBN inversion framework. MODIS LAI data with higher temporal resolution were used to fit the temporal background information, which is then updated by new, higher resolution data, herein ASTER data. The interactions between the different resolution data were analyzed from a Bayesian perspective. The proposed method was evaluated using a dataset collected in the HiWater (Heihe Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research experiment. The determination coefficient and RMSE between the estimated and measured LAI are 0.80 and 0.43, respectively. The research results suggest that even though the coarse-resolution background information differs from the high-resolution satellite observations, a satisfactory estimation result for the temporal high-resolution LAI can be produced using the accumulated information from both the new observations and background information.

  18. The microtubule aster formation and its role in nuclear envelope assembly around the sperm chromatin in Xenopus egg extracts

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    YANG Ning; CHEN Zhongcai; LU Ping; ZHANG Chuanmao; ZHAI Zhonghe; TANG Xiaowei

    2003-01-01

    Nuclear envelope is a dynamic structure in the cell cycle. At the beginning of mitosis, nuclear envelope breaks down and its components disperse into the cytoplasm. At the end of mitosis, nuclear envelope reassembles using the dispersed components. Searching for the mechanisms of the nuclear disassembly and reassembly has for a long time been one of the key projects for cell biologists. In this report we show that microtubules take a role in the nuclear envelope assembly around the sperm chromatin in Xenopus egg extracts. Microtubule cytoskeleton has been demonstrated to take roles in the transport of intracellular membranes such as Golgi and ER vesicles. We found that the nuclear envelope assembly needs functional microtubules. At the beginning of the nuclear assembly, microtubules nucleated to form a microtubule aster around the centrosome at the base of the sperm head. Using the microtubule drug colchicine to disrupt the microtubule nucleation, nuclear envelope reassembly was seriously inhibited. If the microtubules were stabilized by taxol, another microtubule drug, the nuclear envelope reassembly was also interfered, although a significantly large aster formed around the chromatin. Based on these observations, we propose that microtubules play an important role in the nuclear envelope reassembly maybe by transporting the nuclear envelope precursors to the chromatin surfaces.

  19. Avaliação dos fluxos de mercúrio para a atmosfera numa zona contaminada

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    Cascão, Pedro Manuel Maia de Carvalho

    2007-01-01

    Com o objectivo de avaliar os fluxos de mercúrio gasoso total (MGT) emitidos para a atmosfera por sedimentos, coluna de água e algumas espécies autóctones de plantas do Esteiro de Estarreja (Juncus maritimus, Phragmites australis, Scirpus maritimus e Aster subulatus) numa área contaminada por Hg foram efectuadas várias amostragens com a aplicação de câmaras de fluxo dinâmicas construídas para o efeito. No caso das plantas pretende-se averiguar qual a sua importância na mo...

  20. First Report of Aerial Blight of Ruth’s Golden Aster (Pityopsis ruthii) caused by Rhizoctonia solani in the United States

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    Ruth's golden aster (Pityopsis ruthii) is an endangered, herbaceous perennial that occurs only at a few sites along small reaches of the Hiwassee and Ocoee rivers in Polk County, Tennessee. This species has ornamental potential. In 2012, we vegetatively propagated various genotypes and established p...

  1. Use of ASTER and MODIS thermal infrared data to quantify heat flow and hydrothermal change at Yellowstone National Park

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    Vaughan, R. Greg; Keszthelyi, Laszlo P.; Lowenstern, Jacob B.; Jaworowski, Cheryl; Heasler, Henry

    2012-01-01

    The overarching aim of this study was to use satellite thermal infrared (TIR) remote sensing to monitor geothermal activity within the Yellowstone geothermal area to meet the missions of both the U.S. Geological Survey and the Yellowstone National Park Geology Program. Specific goals were to: 1) address the challenges of monitoring the surface thermal characteristics of the > 10,000 spatially and temporally dynamic thermal features in the Park (including hot springs, pools, geysers, fumaroles, and mud pots) that are spread out over ~ 5000 km2, by using satellite TIR remote sensing tools (e.g., ASTER and MODIS), 2) to estimate the radiant geothermal heat flux (GHF) for Yellowstone's thermal areas, and 3) to identify normal, background thermal changes so that significant, abnormal changes can be recognized, should they ever occur (e.g., changes related to tectonic, hydrothermal, impending volcanic processes, or human activities, such as nearby geothermal development). ASTER TIR data (90-m pixels) were used to estimate the radiant GHF from all of Yellowstone's thermal features and update maps of thermal areas. MODIS TIR data (1-km pixels) were used to record background thermal radiance variations from March 2000 through December 2010 and establish thermal change detection limits. A lower limit for the radiant GHF estimated from ASTER TIR temperature data was established at ~ 2.0 GW, which is ~ 30–45% of the heat flux estimated through geochemical thermometry. Also, about 5 km2 of thermal areas was added to the geodatabase of mapped thermal areas. A decade-long time-series of MODIS TIR radiance data was dominated by seasonal cycles. A background subtraction technique was used in an attempt to isolate variations due to geothermal changes. Several statistically significant perturbations were noted in the time-series from Norris Geyser Basin, however many of these did not correspond to documented thermal disturbances. This study provides concrete examples of the

  2. Exigência de treonina para leitoas dos 15 aos 30 kg

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    Pozza Paulo Cesar; Gomes Paulo Cezar; Donzele Juarez Lopes; Ferreira Aloísio Soares; Leão Maria Ignêz; Santos Magali Soares dos; Rodrigueiro Ramalho José Barbosa

    2000-01-01

    Foram utilizadas 40 leitoas, com peso médio inicial de 15,47 kg, distribuídas em um delineamento de blocos casualizados, com cinco tratamentos (0,49; 0,54; 0,59; 0,64; e 0,69% de treonina), quatro repetições e dois animais por unidade experimental, com o objetivo de estimar a exigência de treonina digestível para leitoas de 15 a 30 kg. As rações experimentais foram formuladas à base de milho, sorgo, farelo de soja e glúten de milho, suplementadas com minerais, vitaminas e aminoácidos, tendo s...

  3. Métricas para apoyo a la toma de decisiones gerenciales

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    Feder, Mariel; Lasarte, Mariana; Esteves, Carolina

    2001-01-01

    A lo largo de la experiencia en el desarrollo de proyectos de grado en la Universidad ORT, se pudo observar que uno de los principales problemas a los que se enfrenta un grupo de trabajo es poder estimar la cantidad de recursos humanos y temporales a dedicarle a cada tarea a desarrollar, imprescindible para poder realizar una buena planificación. El proyecto es generalmente la primera experiencia de trabajo en grupo de todos los miembros de un equipo, por lo cual cuentan con casi ninguna info...

  4. Análisis y comparación de alternativas para cuantificar el riesgo operacional

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    Franco Arbeláez, Luis Ceferino

    2009-01-01

    Aunque ha sido una preocupación histórica, la cuantificación del riesgo operacional se ha convertido en una actividad obligada en las instituciones financieras, desde el surgimiento de la Convergencia Internacional de Medidas y Estándares de Capital, o Nuevo Acuerdo de Basilea, emitido por el Banco de Pagos Internacionales (Bank for International Settlements-BIS) en el año 2004, que incorporó ese riesgo en el cálculo de la relación de solvencia, para estimar los requerimientos de capital. Se ...

  5. Modelos de volumen comercial variable para Pinus patula en Zacualtipán, Hidalgo.

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    Hernández Pérez, Disraeli

    2012-01-01

    Se presenta un sistema compatible de ahusamiento y volumen comercial variable para estimar con mayor precisión el volumen total y la distribución de productos maderables en Pinus patula, cultivado en rodales coetáneos, repoblados bajo el sistema de árboles padre. Se utilizaron, de forma destructiva, 78 árboles. La base de datos se sometió a la evaluación de 11 sistemas compatibles de ahusamiento-volumen que incluyen modelos segmentados. Todos los sistemas se ajustaron mediante estimación simu...

  6. Una función de demanda de importaciones para la Argentina

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    Lanteri, Luis N.

    1997-01-01

    El propósito de este trabajo es estimar para la Argentina, una función de costos translogarítmica agregada que incluye a las importaciones como un un factor de producción adicional. Se asume que la teconología está representada por una función de costos y, que el sector productivo combina los factores domésticos capital y mano de obra con los productos importados, a fin de minimizar el costo de producir bienes de servicio y de inversión destinados al mercado doméstico y al externo. La función...

  7. A posteriori error analysis for hydro-mechanical couplings and implementation in Code-Aster; Analyse d'erreur a posteriori pour les couplages hydro-mecaniques et mise en oeuvre dans Code-Aster

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    Meunier, S

    2007-11-15

    We analyse approximations by finite elements in space and finite differences in time of coupled Hydro-Mechanical (HM) problems related to the quasi-static linear poro-elasticity theory. The physical bases of this theory are briefly restated and an abstract setting is proposed to perform the mathematical study of the stationary and un-stationary versions of the HM problem. For the stationary version, the well-posedness of the continuous and discrete problems are established and the a priori error analysis is performed. Then, we propose the a posteriori error analysis by using two different techniques suited to estimate the displacement error and the pressure error, respectively, both in the H{sub x}{sup 1}-norm. The classical properties of reliability and optimality are proved for the associated error estimators. Some numerical experiments using Code-Aster illustrate the theoretical results. For the un-stationary version, we first establish a stability result for the continuous problem. Then, we present an optimal a priori error analysis using elliptic projection techniques. Finally, the a posteriori error analysis is performed by using two different approaches: a direct approach and an elliptic reconstruction approach. The first is suited to estimate the pressure error in the L{sub t}{sup 2}(H{sub x}{sup 1})-norm and the second is suited to estimate the displacement error in the L{sub t}{sup {infinity}}(H{sub x}{sup 1})-norm and the pressure error in the L{sub t}{sup {infinity}}(H{sub x}{sup 1})-norm. Numerical experiments using Code-Aster complete the theoretical results. (author)

  8. Spectro-radiometers ASTER and MODIS - character of data, their accessibility and exploitability in area of environment

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    In this presentation some basic information about spectro-radiometers ASTER and MODIS are presented. Relative wide opportunities of exploitation of these products in area of environment, their high spectral and in case of MODIS time resolution are discussed. These parameters create starting-point for building-up of regional monitoring systems of different biophysical characteristics of terrestrial ecosystems and monitoring of time and spatial variability. Next effort in this area should be aimed on development and optimisation of regional models based on monitoring of time and spatial changes of vegetable and foliar indexes (NDVI, EVI, LAI), photosynthetically active part of radiation absorbed by vegetation (FPAR) and likewise, as well as detail analyses of these data in context of global climatic changes. Perspectives of remote sensing earth in the Slovak republic are discussed

  9. Spectro-radiometers ASTER and MODIS - character of data, their accessibility and exploitability in area of environment

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    In this contribution some basic information about spectro-radiometers ASTER and MODIS are presented. Relative wide opportunities of exploitation of these products in area of environment, their high spectral and in case of MODIS time resolution are discussed. These parameters create starting-point for building-up of regional monitoring systems of different biophysical characteristics of terrestrial ecosystems and monitoring of time and spatial variability. Next effort in this area should be aimed on development and optimisation of regional models based on monitoring of time and spatial changes of vegetable and foliar indexes (NDVI, EVI, LAI), photosynthetically active part of radiation absorbed by vegetation (FPAR) and likewise, as well as detail analyses of these data in context of global climatic changes. Perspectives of remote sensing earth in the Slovak republic are discussed

  10. Rapid Evaluation of Germinability of Primed China Aster (Callistephus Chinensis Ness. Seeds with Physiological and Biochemical Markers

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    Badek Bogumiła

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The correlation between the sowing value of primed China aster seeds represented by germination percentage (GP, mean germination time (MGT, germination uniformity expressed as the time between 25% and 75% of germinated seeds (T75-25 and some selected physiological characteristics - total activity of dehydrogenases (TAD, activity of catalase (AC, activity of cell cycle (ACC and electrolyte leakage (EL has been analysed in order to find useful markers of biological quality of seeds. To achieve this objective, analyses of effects of three methods of water supply to seeds viz. - hydroconditioning by soaking in excessive amount of water (M1, hydroconditioning by soaking in limited amount of water (M2 or hydroconditioning by contact with solid carrier of water - matriconditioning (M3, three levels (30.0, 35.0 and 40.0% of seed moisture content (m.c. and three incubation periods (1, 8 and 10 days during priming and hence their influence on germination properties (GP, MGT, T75-25 in comparison with TAD, AC, ACC and EL were determined. The results showed that MGT and T75-25 were correlated with TAD, AC, ACC and EL, irrespective of their priming method and sowing value. Therefore, all the investigated physiological/biochemical parameters of seed quality can be used as markers of germinability and sowing value reached by primed China aster seeds. The results also proved that, irrespective of the water supply method applied, hydration of seeds up to 37.5% m.c., and their incubation at 20 °C for 8 days, followed by drying to their initial moisture content, increased to the greatest extent the speed and uniformity of seed germination and their physiological activity.

  11. Aplicación de energía geotérmica de muy baja entalpia para la climatización de un edificio de oficinas en Alcorcón, Madrid

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    Andrés del Barrio, Pablo de

    2014-01-01

    El presente Proyecto tiene como propósito el estudio de la viabilidad de la implantación de energía geotérmica de muy baja entalpia para la climatización de un edificio empresarial en Madrid. Para ello se emplearon cálculos teóricos y simulaciones realizadas mediante programas informaticos especializados con el fin de estimar los parámetros técnicos necesarios para su viabilidad. Se estimo el suministro de la potencia necesaria a través de tres bombas de calor tipo agua-agua que sustituyen a ...

  12. Aplicación de técnicas de termografía para la evaluación de la uniformidad de riego en los jardines del campus de vera de la UPV

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    GONZÁLEZ PAVÓN, CÉSAR

    2015-01-01

    [ES] El mantenimiento de la jardinería urbana supone importantes volúmenes de agua y su consumo eficiente debe ser fundamental. Para ahorrar recursos, tan importante es la aplicación adecuada de la cantidad de agua para satisfacer las necesidades del espacio verde, como que ésta se distribuya lo más uniformemente posible. Existen diversas maneras, y muy ajustadas, para estimar las necesidades; sin embargo no se presta demasiada atención a la determinación y ajuste de la uniformidad del riego...

  13. Una función de producción para el teatro en Colombia

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    Parra Osorio Juan Felipe

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Estimar una función de producción Cobb Douglas para el teatro, que ofrezca información sobre el proceso productivo de un sector que se sostiene con apoyos públicos, es el objeto de este trabajo. Con esta estimación se concluye que no existen rendimientos crecientes, luego no existen razones para creer que la producción a gran escala resulta útil en términos de eficiencia. Se demuestra que los aportes del Estado para esta actividad tienen gran impacto sobre las cantidades producidas. Al igual que en estudios similares, se encuentra que entre los factores productivos, el trabajo artístico aporta más al nivel de producción.

  14. Una Metodología Basada en Cápulas y Valores Extremos para Estimar el Capital Económico Requerido de un Portafolio de Créditos al Menudeo

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    Jose Carlos Ramirez Sanchez

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper poses a new methodology to estimate the required economic capital for a retail-credit portfolio. The methodology is based on both the general copula concepts and some core results from the extreme value theory (EVT. The main results support the fact that the proposed methodology is more flexible than other traditional techniques, in particular when it makes use of elliptical generalized or grouped t Student copulas to model the dependence structure of risk-parameters or when it includes elements of the EVT to analyze the extreme losses behavior of a retail-credit portfolio. When applying algorithms, the paper includes data from a Mexican bank.

  15. Model Validation for Estimating the Leaf Stomatal Conductance in cv. Cabernet Sauvignon Grapevines Validación de un modelo para estimar la conductancia estomática de hojas en vides cv. Cabernet Sauvignon.

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    Francisco Jara-Rojas; Samuel Ortega-Farías; Héctor Valdés-Gómez; Carlos Poblete; Alejandro del Pozo

    2009-01-01

    The coupled model of assimilation and stomatal conductance (A-g s) was evaluated to estimate leaf stomatal conductance of a drip-irrigated vineyard (Vitis vinifera L. cv. Cabernet Sauvignon) located in the Pencahue Valley (35º22’ S, 71°47’ W, 150 m.a.s.l.), Maule Region, Chile, during the 2003-2004 and the 2004-2005 growing seasons. Additionally, a calibration of the three parameters mesophyll conductance (g m), maximum specific humidity (Dmax) and coupled factor (f0) was applied on vines gro...

  16. Modelos de ponto crítico para estimar danos causados pela ferrugem da folha da aveia branca Critical yield models to estimate the damage caused by leaf rust in white oat

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    Erlei Melo Reis; Ricardo Trezzi Casa; Luiz Carlos Bevilaqua

    2008-01-01

    Em experimentos conduzidos no campo, nas safras agrícolas de 1995 e 1996, gerou-se o gradiente da intensidade da ferrugem da folha da aveia branca, cultivar UPF 13, pela aplicação nos órgãos aéreos de doses crescentes do fungicida triadimenol. As equações das funções de dano foram obtidas pela correlação entre o rendimento de grãos e a incidência da doença em diferentes estádios fenológicos da cultura. Na safra de 1995 as equações obtidas foram R= 2.103,5 - 17,983I e R= 2.404,6 - 12,832I, res...

  17. A new method for estimating the leaf area index of cucumber and tomato plants Um novo método para estimar o índice de área foliar de plantas de pepino e tomate

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    Flávio Favaro Blanco; Marcos Vinícius Folegatti

    2003-01-01

    Non-destructive methods of leaf area measurement are useful for small plant populations, such as experiments with potted plants, and allow the measurement of the same plant several times during the growing period. A methodology was developed to estimate the leaf area index (LAI) of cucumber and tomato plants through the evaluation of the leaf area distribution pattern (LADP) of the plants and the relative height of the leaves in the plants. Plant and leaf height, as well as the length and wid...

  18. Método de perfilhos únicos para estimar os danos causados pela queima-da-bainha nos componentes de produtividade do arroz Single tillers method to estimate damage caused by sheath blight in yield components of rice

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    Leila Garcês de Araújo; Anne Sitarama Prabhu; Gisele Barata da Silva

    2006-01-01

    O efeito da queima-da-bainha em alguns componentes da produtividade do arroz (Oryza sativa) irrigado foi estimado utilizando o método de perfilhos únicos como unidade experimental. As epidemias artificiais foram desenvolvidas através de inoculação de campo com inóculo de Rhizoctonia solani multiplicado em casca e grão de arroz. A severidade da doença foi avaliada em sete somaclones de Metica-1 e na cultivar Metica-1, considerando a altura da lesão em 50 perfilhos como variável. As relações en...

  19. Metodología para estimar el bienestar animal en perros y gatos como principales animales de compañía (Methodology for animal welfare assessment in dogs and cats how principals companion animals

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    Castillo Cuenca. Julio César

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENEl presente trabajo se realizó con el objetivo de determinar el comportamiento epizootiológico de la Parvovirosis canina en el consejo popular Buenavista.SUMMARYThe present work was carried out with the objective of determining the epizootic behavior of the Canine Parvovirus Disease in Consejo Popular Buenavista, located in the municipality of Remedios belonging to the province of Villa Clara in the period 2004 - 2009.

  20. Utilización de modelos de simulación para estimar el riesgo de epidemias inducidas por la presencia europea durante el contacto indirecto en Tierra del Fuego

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    Fugassa, Martín H.

    2003-01-01

    El Contacto Indirecto en el archipiélago de Tierra del Fuego fue un proceso extenso iniciado probablemente con el viaje de Magallanes en 1520 y que acaba en forma difusa hacia principios del siglo XIX, con los primeros establecimientos y actividad económica permanente. Mediante un trabajo anterior, Fugassa y Guichón establecen un listado de posibles enfermedades infecciosas que habrían actuado durante este período. En el presente trabajo analizamos aquellas enfermedades infecciosas de dispers...

  1. Relationship among the Voigt integral and the dispersion function of plasma. Additional methods for estimating the Voigt integral; Relacion entre la integral de Voigt y la funcion de dispersion del plasma. Metodos adicionales para estimar la integral de Voigt

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    Jimenez D, H.; Flores L, H.; Cabral P, A.; Bravo O, A

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    A relationship among the Lorentzian-Gaussian profile convolution and the Plasma Dispersion Function is presented; thus, the methods available to calculate the latter serve also to calculate the Voigt profile. (Author)

  2. A method for estimation of hydrological sensibility applied in Golfo San Jorge basin. Province of Chubut. Argentina; Un metodo para estimar la sensibilidad hidrologica aplicado en la cuenca del Golfo San Jorge. Provincia de Chubut. Argentina

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    Hernandez, M. A.; Scatizza, C.; Rojo, M.; Preiato, S. A.; Hernandez, L.

    2009-07-01

    A method developed and used in an area of Chubut Province is described. The object of the method is to determine the underground and surficial hydrological sensitivity in order to select the site of petroleum facilities with the least possible environmental hydric risk. It is based on the conjunction of the GOD method used to assess the intrinsic aquifer vulnerability (original version) and the proposed La Plata Method (MLP) for the surficial hydrological sensitivity. The latter method assigns numerical values based on landforms (positive and negative), slope percent and seasonality of the water regime, using a complexive range scale from zero to one. The Surficial Sensitivity factor results from the average of the three indicators and includes five categories, from low to extreme values. For a global coverage in the underground and surficial terrestrial arches (geo environmental map) it is proposed to compare the GOD values with those of the MLP method using a GIS, through the mathematical overlapping of two raster layers (map algebra) in each map pixel. In addition to the cartographic display, attribute tables can be used to estimate the environmental pollution in soils and waters, existing infrastructure and location of new facilities and drillings. The Arc Map 9.1 program was used due to its capacity for a permanent and quasi-automatic updating of thematic mapping. The map corresponding to Cerro for the initial position 2007 is presented as an example. (Author) 6 refs.

  3. External Validation of the ASTER GDEM2, GMTED2010 and CGIAR-CSI- SRTM v4.1 Free Access Digital Elevation Models (DEMs in Tunisia and Algeria

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    Djamel Athmania

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Digital Elevation Models (DEMs including Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer-Global Digital Elevation Model (ASTER GDEM, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM, and Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010 are freely available for nearly the entire earth’s surface. DEMs that are usually subject to errors need to be evaluated using reference elevation data of higher accuracy. This work was performed to assess the vertical accuracy of the ASTER GDEM version 2, (ASTER GDEM2, the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research-Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR-CSI SRTM version 4.1 (SRTM v4.1 and the systematic subsample GMTED2010, at their original spatial resolution, using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS validation points. Two test sites, the Anaguid Saharan platform in southern Tunisia and the Tebessa basin in north eastern Algeria, were chosen for accuracy assessment of the above mentioned DEMs, based on geostatistical and statistical measurements. Within the geostatistical approach, empirical variograms of each DEM were compared with those of the GPS validation points. Statistical measures were computed from the elevation differences between the DEM pixel value and the corresponding GPS point. For each DEM, a Root Mean Square Error (RMSE was determined for model validation. In addition, statistical tools such as frequency histograms and Q-Q plots were used to evaluate error distributions in each DEM. The results indicate that the vertical accuracy of SRTM model is much higher than ASTER GDEM2 and GMTED2010 for both sites. In Anaguid test site, the vertical accuracy of SRTM is estimated 3.6 m (in terms of RMSE 5.3 m and 4.5 m for the ASTERGDEM2 and GMTED2010 DEMs, respectively. In Tebessa test site, the overall vertical accuracy shows a RMSE of 9.8 m, 8.3 m and 9.6 m for ASTER GDEM 2, SRTM and GMTED2010 DEM, respectively. This work is the first study to report the

  4. Comparison of ASTER- and AVIRIS-Derived Mineraland Vegetation Maps of the White Horse Replacement Alunite Deposit and Surrounding Area, Marysvale Volcanic Field, Utah

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    Rockwell, Barnaby W.

    2009-01-01

    This report presents and compares mineral and vegetation maps of parts of the Marysvale volcanic field in west-central Utah that were published in a recent paper describing the White Horse replacement alunite deposit. Detailed, field-verified maps of the deposit were produced from Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) data acquired from a low-altitude Twin Otter turboprop airborne platform. Reconnaissance-level maps of surrounding areas including the central and northern Tushar Mountains, Pahvant Range, and portions of the Sevier Plateau to the east were produced from visible, near-infrared, and shortwave-infrared data acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor carried aboard the Terra satellite platform. These maps are also compared to a previously published mineral map of the same area generated from AVIRIS data acquired from the high-altitude NASA ER-2 jet platform. All of the maps were generated by similar analysis methods, enabling the direct comparison of the spatial scale and mineral composition of surface geologic features that can be identified using the three types of remote sensing data. The high spatial (2-17 meter) and spectral (224 bands) resolution AVIRIS data can be used to generate detailed mineral and vegetation maps suitable for geologic and geoenvironmental studies of individual deposits, mines, and smelters. The lower spatial (15-30 meter) and spectral (9 bands) resolution ASTER data are better suited to less detailed mineralogical studies of lithology and alteration across entire hydrothermal systems and mining districts, including regional mineral resource and geoenvironmental assessments. The results presented here demonstrate that minerals and mineral mixtures can be directly identified using AVIRIS and ASTER data to elucidate spatial patterns of mineralogic zonation; AVIRIS data can enable the generation of maps with significantly greater detail and accuracy. The

  5. Metodología para la estimación del gasto energético en lesionados medulares mediante el empleo de acelerómetros

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    García Massó, Xavier

    2012-01-01

    Los objetivos de la tesis fueron diseñar modelos lineales generales y redes neuronales artificiales para estimar el gasto energético de personas con paraplejia. Para ello se realizó un estuio descriptivo transversal en el que 20 personas con paraplejia realizaron una rutina de 10 actividades. Cada actividad tuvo una duración de 10 minutos y durante la realización de la misma se adquirieron datos de frecuencia cardiaca, consumo de oxínego y aceleraciones. Concretamente se colocaron 4 aceleróme...

  6. Métodos para a estimativa do potencial de rendimento da soja durante a ontogenia Methods for estimating the soybean potential yield during ontogeny

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    João Leonardo Fernandes Pires; José Antonio Costa; Lisandro Rambo; Felipe Gutheil Ferreira

    2005-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar métodos para a estimativa do potencial de rendimento da soja durante a ontogenia. Os experimentos foram realizados em Eldorado do Sul, RS, durante as safras de 1996/1997, 1999/2000 e 2000/2001. Os tratamentos constaram de cinco cultivares de soja, FT-Saray, IAS 5, IAS 4, FT-Abyara e FEPAGRO RS-10. Cinco métodos foram utilizados para estimar o rendimento que seria obtido se todas as estruturas reprodutivas presentes no florescimento e no início do enchimen...

  7. Una propuesta metodológica para la cuantificación de los aspectos geopolíticos de la seguridad energética

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    García-Verdugo Sales, Javier; Muñoz Delgado, Beatriz; San Martín González, Enrique

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es desarrollar un método para estimar cuantitativamente el riesgo de abastecimiento energético de carácter geopolítico que proporcione una alternativa más rigurosa que el uso habitual de escenarios futuros basados en probabilidades subjetivas. Utilizando el análisis factorial se han identificado cuatro factores parciales de riesgo energético (económico, político, social y del propio sector energético) que se agregan para calcular el Índice de Rie...

  8. Beneficios ambientales no comerciales de la Directiva Marco del agua en condiciones de escasez: análisis económico para el Guadalquivir

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    Martín-Ortega, Julia; Giannoccaro, Giacomo; Berbel, Julio

    2010-01-01

    Alcanzar los objetivos ecológicos de la Directiva Marco del Agua conlleva la generación de beneficios ambientales que no siempre tienen reflejo en el mercado y que es necesario estimar para una correcta implementación de la norma. Las evaluaciones monetarias de estos beneficios no comerciales se han concentrado hasta el momento en la mejora de la calidad físico-química de las masas del agua. Sin embargo, una condición necesaria para conseguir el buen estado ecológico es la asig...

  9. ESTIMACIÓN DE LA BIOMASA FORESTAL PARA LAS ESPECIES QUERCUS ROTUNDIFOLIA Y QUERCUS SUBER BASADA EN IMÁGENES DEL SATÉLITE QUICKBIRD

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    Sousa, Adélia; Marques da Silva, José; Gonçalves, Ana Cristina; Mesquita, Paulo; Silva, Luis; Baptista, F.J.

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    para una buena gestión. Actualmente las técnicas de inventario y monitoreo de biomasa forestal son usualmente lentas, muy trabajosas y de elevado coste, verificándose así la necesidad de desarrollar otras técnicas, que sean fiables y con costes relativamente reducidos. El objetivo de este estudio es desarrollar una metodología para estimar la biomasa forestal de las especies Quercus rotundifolia y Quercus suber basada en imágenes del satélite QuickBird. La estimación de la biomasa...

  10. Cubicación, crecimiento y rendimiento maderable e inventario operativo para Tectona grandis en el sureste de México.

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    Tamarit Urias, Juan Carlos

    2013-01-01

    Se generó un conjunto de herramientas de silvicultura cuantitativa para apoyar la toma de decisiones en el manejo técnico de plantaciones comerciales de Tectona grandis L. f. (teca) establecidas en el sureste de México. Para estimar el volumen por tipo de producto se construyó un sistema de cubicación a nivel de árbol individual generado a partir de un modelo segmentado de ahusamiento. El modelo fue ajustado en forma simultánea con su respectiva función de volumen comercial como un modelo de ...

  11. 紫菀的化学成分及其药理活性研究进展%Advances on chemical components and pharmacological actions of Aster tataricus

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    房慧勇; 单高威; 秦桂芳; 甄林娜; 李旻辉; 郝丽静

    2012-01-01

      紫菀具有良好的润肺、祛痰、止咳效果,通过查阅国内外相关文献,综述了其化学成分和化痰镇咳、抗肿瘤等方面的药理作用,为紫菀的综合开发利用提供参考。%  Aster tataricus L. f. has a good effect upon moistening lung, eliminating phlegm, and suppressing cough. The literature reviews its chemical compositions and pharmacological action of eliminating phlegm, anti-tumor and etc.. The literature could provide reference for development and utilization of Aster tataricus.

  12. Genetic variability induced in winter rye (Secale cereale l.), soya bean (Glicine max merill.) and china aster (Callistephus chinensis L. Nees)

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    Optimal treatments for mutation induction were established as follows: for China aster - treating seeds with gamma rays of 6-9 rad; for soya bean - irradiating seeds with fast neutrons of 100 rad, for rye - soaking the grains in water solutions of NEU (0.04% concentration) and of SA (1.5-2.0-2.5 mM concentration). The most interesting mutants of each species are kept in collection. They include the following mutants of China aster (homogamic) of soya bean (with tall and strong stems, with great leaves) and of winter rye (short-straw mutants, xanthina, with horizontal type of growth and with late senescence, combined with long spikes). (author)

  13. Lithological mapping using Landsat 8 OLI and Terra ASTER multispectral data in the Bas Drâa inlier, Moroccan Anti Atlas

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    Adiri, Zakaria; Harti, Abderrazak El; Jellouli, Amine; Maacha, Lhou; Bachaoui, El Mostafa

    2016-01-01

    Lithological mapping is a fundamental step in various mineral prospecting studies because it forms the basis of the interpretation and validation of retrieved results. Therefore, this study exploited the multispectral Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) data in order to map lithological units in the Bas Drâa inlier, at the Moroccan Anti Atlas. This task was completed by using principal component analysis (PCA), band ratios (BR), and support vector machine (SVM) classification. Overall accuracy and the kappa coefficient of SVM based on ground truth in addition to the results of PCA and BR show an excellent correlation with the existing geological map of the study area. Consequently, the methodology proposed demonstrates a high potential of ASTER and Landsat 8 OLI data in lithological units discrimination.

  14. Applying Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) spectral indices for geological mapping and mineral identification on the Tibetan Plateau

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    Corrie, Robert; Aitchison, Jonathan

    2011-01-01

    The Tibetan Plateau holds clues to understanding the dynamics and mechanisms associated with continental growth. Part of the region is characterized by zones of ophiolitic melange believed to represent the remnants of ancient oceanic crust and underlying upper mantle emplaced during oceanic closures. However, due to the remoteness of the region and the inhospitable terrain many areas have not received detailed investigation. Increased spatial and spectral resolution of satellite sensors have made it possible to map in greater detail the mineralogy and lithology than in the past. Recent work by Yoshiki Ninomiya of the Geological Survey of Japan has pioneered the use of several spectral indices for the mapping of quartzose, carbonate, and silicate rocks using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) thermal infrared (TIR) data. In this study, ASTER TIR indices have been applied to a region in western-central Tibet for the purposes of assessing their effectiveness for differentiatin...

  15. Extraction and analysis of reducing alteration information of oil-gas in Bashibulake uranium ore district based on ASTER remote sensing data

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    Beginning with the analysis of the spectral characteristics of sandstone with reducing alteration of oil-gas in Bashibulake ore district, the extract technology of reducing alteration information based on ASTER data is presented. Several remote sensing anomaly zones of reducing alteration information similar with that in uranium deposit are interpreted in study area. On the basis of above study, these alteration anomaly information are further classified by using the advantage of ASTER data with multi-band in SWIR, the geological significance for alteration anomaly information is respectively discussed. As a result, alteration anomalies good for uranium prospecting are really selected, which provides some important information for uranium exploration in outland of Bashibulake uranium ore area. (authors)

  16. Comparación entre dos métodos para medir el consumo de alimentos en un área rural costarricense

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    Anne Chinnock

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue comparar, mediante dos métodos, el consumo de alimentos en un grupo de treinta familias de una zona rural costarricense. Los métodos comparados fueron el Consumo Aparente de Alimentos y el Registro con Pesos. Para el primero se realizaron tres entrevistas a cada familia los días cero, ocho y veintidós del estudio. El Registro con Pesos se aplicó durante un periodo de siete días (desde el día uno hasta el día siete. Los resultados señalaron que no hubo diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre ambos métodos para la mayoría de los alimentos y nutrientes. Sin embargo, el método de Consumo Aparente de Alimentos sobreestimó significativamente el consumo de 7 alimentos, incluyendo el arroz y el azúcar y algunos alimentos de producción casera. Debido a estas diferencias, el método de Consumo Aparente de Alimentos sobreestimó la cantidad promedia de energía, carbohidratos, calcio, fósforo y tiamina. Se concluye que el método de Consumo Aparente de Alimentos no debe ser utilizado para estimar el consumo de alimentos e ingesta de nutrientes a nivel de cada familia. Sin embargo, al mejorar la capacidad del método de Consumo Aparente de Alimentos para estimar cantidades consumidas de arroz, azúcar y alimentos de autoconsumo, puede utilizarse para estimar el consumo promedio de alimentos, energía y nutrientes de grupos de familias de características similares a las del presente estudio.

  17. Estimativas de biomassa para plantas de bambu do gênero Guadua

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    Francelo Mognon

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou ajustar equações para estimar a biomassa total de plantas de bambu, do gênero Guadua, bem como comparar o ajuste de equações por regressão linear com a técnica de mineração de dados. Foram utilizados 38 colmos de bambu, nos quais foram mensuradas as variáveis diâmetro à altura do peito (dap, diâmetro do colo do colmo e altura do colmo, seguido da determinação de massa total por método destrutivo. A biomassa determinada em 25 colmos foi utilizada para ajuste de equações pelo método dos mínimos quadrados e 13 colmos serviram para a validação da melhor equação. As frações de biomassa por compartimento diferem significativamente (p < 0,05 entre si. A maior fração da biomassa corresponde ao colmo, representando 69,2% do total, seguida pela dos rizomas, dos galhos e da folhagem, com 15,7; 10,8 e 4,2%, respectivamente. A melhor equação ajustada para estimar a biomassa total apresentou coeficiente de determinação de 0,93 e erro padrão da estimativa de 15%. Já a técnica de mineração de dados apresentou coeficiente de determinação de 0,81, com erro padrão de 23,8%. Pode-se estimar acuradamente a biomassa de Guadua por regressão linear e por mineração dos dados. Neste trabalho, o método de regressão apresentou melhor desempenho. A limitação de dados pode ser o fator determinante para o pior desempenho da técnica de mineração de dados, pois requer uma massa de dados mais ampla para funcionar satisfatoriamente.

  18. Como os livros didáticos de biologia abordam as diferentes formas de estimar a biodiversidade? How do biology textbooks discuss the different ways of assessing biodiversity?

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    Cláudio Benício Cardoso-Silva

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    Full Text Available O rápido avanço das pesquisas científicas tem possibilitado que novos conhecimentos sejam assimilados, e que antigas teorias e hipóteses reformuladas. É inquestionável a importância dos livros didáticos enquanto objeto pedagógico na formação do cidadão. Por conta disso, torna-se imprescindível que estes sejam constantemente reavaliados, no que tange a seu conteúdo. No presente estudo, foram avaliadas as diferentes formas pelas quais os livros didáticos de Biologia abordam o tema biodiversidade. Para realizar esta pesquisa, foram utilizados livros didáticos, os quais fazem parte do catálogo do Programa Nacional do Livro do Ensino Médio (PNLEM. Observamos que alguns tópicos relacionados ao estudo da biodiversidade são apresentados de maneira superficial e, por vezes, equivocada. Também ficou evidente que os livros didáticos analisados neste estudo tratam de um mesmo assunto com abordagem e profundidade diferentes. Isto sugere que adoção de um único livro didático nas escolas pode comprometer o processo de aprendizado do aluno.The rapid advancement of scientific research has been enabled by new knowledge being assimilated and by the reformulation of old theories and hypotheses. The importance of textbooks is unquestionable as a teaching aid in the formation of the citizen. For this reason, it is essential that they be constantly reevaluated, regarding their contents. In the present study we evaluated the different ways that biology textbooks address the biodiversity issue. To conduct this research were used textbooks, which are part of the High School Didactic Textbooks Brazilian National Evaluation Program (PNLEM. From the results obtained in this study, we observed that some topics related to biodiversity studies are presented in a superficial way, and are sometimes wrong. It was also evident that the textbooks examined in this study were dealing the same subject with different approaches and at different depth. This

  19. Spectroscopy of olivine basalts using FieldSpec and ASTER data: A case study from Wadi Natash volcanic field, south Eastern Desert, Egypt

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    Madani, Ahmed

    2015-10-01

    This paper aims at revealing the spectral characteristics of the olivine basalts exposed at Wadi Natash area, Egypt, using FieldSpec spectroradiometer. It also evaluates band ratios and fusion techniques for mapping purposes using ASTER data. Several volcanic episodes occurred during Early- to Late-Cretaceous are recorded in the study area. Early-Cretaceous olivine basalts are highly carbonated. Late-Cretaceous eruptions took place throughout several volcanic cones aligned in NW direction. Based on FieldSpec measurements and petrographic data, two groups of olivine basalt namely `A' and `B' are recognized. Fresh olivine basalt (group A) is characterized by low flat spectral profile with overall low reflectance values (˜20%). Spectral profile of altered olivine basalt (group B) shows moderate reflectance values (˜37%) with four little absorption features around the 1.10, 1.40, 2.00 and 2.35 μm wavelength regions. These absorption features are attributed mainly to the presence of chlorite and carbonate alteration products as indicated by petrographic examination. ASTER false colour composite band ratio image (3/2:R, 8/1:G and 8/5:B) discriminates easily the fresh and altered basalts by deep blue and reddish blue colours respectively. Image fusion between previously mentioned FCC ratios image and high spatial resolution ASTER panchromatic image are carried out using brovey and HSV transformation methods. Visual and statistical assessment methods proved that HSV fusion image yields better image interpretability results compared to brovey image. It improves the spatial resolution of original FCC ratios image with acceptable spectral preservation. The present study proved the usefulness of FieldSpec spectral profiles and the processed ASTER data for discriminating different olivine basalt groups exposed at the study area.

  20. Validation and Performance Evaluations of Methods for Estimating Land Surface Temperatures from ASTER Data in the Middle Reach of the Heihe River Basin, Northwest China

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    Ji Zhou; Mingsong Li; Shaomin Liu; Zhenzhen Jia; Yanfei Ma

    2015-01-01

    Validation and performance evaluations are beneficial for developing methods that estimate the remotely sensed land surface temperature (LST). However, such evaluations for Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data are rare. By selecting the middle reach of the Heihe River basin (HRB), China, as the study area, the atmospheric correction (AC), mono-window (MW), single-channel (SC), and split-window (SW) methods were evaluated based on in situ measured LSTs. ...

  1. Ecosystem engineering effects of Aster tripolium and Salicornia procumbens salt marsh on macrofaunal community structure.

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    Van der Wal, D.; Herman, P.M.J.

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines how perennial Aster tripolium and annual Salicornia procumbens salt marshes alter the biomass, density, taxon diversity, and community structure of benthic macrofauna, and also examines the role of elevation, sediment grain size, plant cover, and marsh age. Core samples were collected on a fixed grid on an intertidal flat in the Westerschelde estuary (51.4° N, 4.1° E) over 5 years (2004–2008) of salt marsh development. In unvegetated areas, macrobenthic biomass, density, a...

  2. Preliminary development plan of the ALR, the laser rangefinder for the ASTER deep space mission to the 2001 SN263 asteroid

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    Antonio Gil Vicente de Brum; Annibal Hetem Jr.; Israel da Silveira Rêgo; Cayo Prado Fernandes Francisco; Andre Fenili; Fernando Madeira; Flavio Caldas da Cruz; Marcelo Assafin

    2011-01-01

    The Brazilian deep space mission ASTER, as temporarily named, plans to send a small spacecraft to encounter and investigate the triple asteroid 2001-SN263. The launch is scheduled (initially) to occur in 2015, arriving in 2018. The main motivation of the mission is the development of technology and expertise to leverage the national space sector. Within the scientific goals, the investigation of the still unknown asteroid 2001-SN263. The main project guideline is to aggregate the widest possi...

  3. A Mechanistic Model for the Organization of Microtubule Asters by Motor and Non-Motor Proteins in a Mammalian Mitotic ExtractD⃞

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    Chakravarty, Arijit; Howard, Louisa; Compton, Duane A.

    2004-01-01

    We used computer simulation to understand the functional relationships between motor (dynein, HSET, and Eg5) and non-motor (NuMA) proteins involved in microtubule aster organization. The simulation accurately predicted microtubule organization under all combinations of motor and non-motor proteins, provided that microtubule cross-links at minus-ends were dynamic, and dynein and HSET were restricted to cross-linking microtubules in parallel orientation only. A mechanistic model was derived fro...

  4. SiO2 content retrieving based on ASTER thermal data and its application in substracting metallogenic factor of a uranium deposit

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    Taking a granite-type uranium deposit in south China as an example,thermal infrared data of ASTER is used to quantitatively retrieve the SiO2 content of the rocks after radiometric calibration, atmospheric correction and separation of the temperature and emissivity. According to the inversion map, strong silicified fault zones, the distribution area of granite and the red beds was identified, and the results have been validated in the field. (authors)

  5. An Assessment of the Altimetric Information Derived from Spaceborne SAR (RADARSAT-1, SRTM3) and Optical (ASTER) Data for Cartographic Application in the Amazon Region

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    Waldir Renato Paradella; Cleber Gonzales de Oliveira

    2008-01-01

    Difficulties in acquiring a complete aerial photography coverage on a regular basis in the Brazilian Amazon due to adverse environmental conditions affect the quality of the national topographic database. As a consequence, topographic information is still poor, and when available needs to be up-dated or re-mapped. In this research, altimetric information derived from RADARSAT-1 (Fine and Standard modes), SRTM3 (3 arcseconds) and ASTER (band 3N-3B) was evaluated for topographic mapping in two ...

  6. Deslocamento para o trabalho e fatores associados em industriários do sul do Brasil Desplazamiento para el trabajo y factores asociados en industriales del sur de Brasil Commuting to and from work and factors associated among industrial workers from Southern Brazil

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    Shana Ginar da Silva

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Estudo transversal visando estimar a prevalência das formas de deslocamento para o trabalho e identificar fatores associados em trabalhadores do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Um total de 2.265 trabalhadores responderam questionário sobre a forma de deslocamento utilizado para ir ao trabalho: caminhada/bicicleta, ônibus ou de carro/moto. Para estimar a associação entre o desfecho e variáveis sociodemográficas, ocupacionais e comportamental foi utilizada a regressão logística multinomial. O principal meio de deslocamento para o trabalho foi o ônibus (45,7%. Trabalhadores com maior condição socioeconômica tiveram maior probabilidade de deslocamento passivo.Estudio transversal buscando estimar la prevalencia de las formas de desplazamiento para el trabajo e identificar factores asociados en trabajadores del Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (sur de Brasil. Un total de 2.265 trabajadores respondieron cuestionario sobre la forma de desplazamiento utilizado para ir al trabajo: caminata/bicicleta, autobús o en carro/moto. Para estimar la asociación entre el resultado y variables sociodemográficas, ocupacionales y conductual se utilizó la regresión logística multinomial. El principal medio de desplazamiento para el trabajo fue el autobús (45,7%. Trabajadores con mayor condición socioeconómica tuvieron mayor probabilidad de desplazarse de forma pasiva.Cross-sectional study that aimed to estimate the prevalence of forms of commuting to and from work and to identify factors associated among industrial workers in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. A total of 2,265 workers completed a questionnaire on the forms of commuting to and from work (walking/biking, bus or car/motorcycle. Multinomial logistic regression was used to estimate the association between the outcome and sociodemographic, occupational and behavioral variables. The main form of commuting to and from work was by bus (45.7%. Workers with higher socioeconomic

  7. Modelos de volatilidade estocástica em séries financeiras: uma aplicação para o IBOVESPA

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    Milton Barossi-Filho

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo apresentamos uma análise Bayesiana para o modelo de volatilidade estocástica (SV e uma forma generalizada deste, cujo objetivo é estimar a volatilidade de séries temporais financeiras. Considerando alguns casos especiais dos modelos SV usamos algoritmos de Monte Carlo em Cadeias de Markov e o software WinBugs para obter sumários a posteriori para as diferentes formas de modelos SV. Introduzimos algumas técnicas Bayesianas de discriminação para a escolha do melhor modelo a ser usado para estimar as volatilidades e fazer previsões de séries financeiras. Um exemplo empírico de aplicação da metodologia é introduzido com a série financeira do IBOVESPA.In this paper, we present a Bayesian analysis for stochastic volatility models (SV and a generalized form of this model, with the aim to estimate the volatilities of financial time series. Considering same special cases of the SV models, we use Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods and the software WinBugs to get the posterior summaries of interest for the different forms of SV models. We also introduce some Bayesian discrimination methods to choose the best model to be used to estimate the volatilities and to get predictions of the financial time series. An example of application is introduced with the Brazilian financial series IBOVESPA.

  8. A Multi-Index Approach to Delineate Surface Water Bodies in the Pastoral Regions of Mali Using ASTER Imagery

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    Alemu, H.; Velpuri, N.; Senay, G. B.; Angerer, J.

    2011-12-01

    Information on the location and availability of water resources is a day-to-day challenge for pastoralists in the Sahelian region of Mali. They move seasonally along their migration corridors in search for water and forage. Satellite data can be used to map the spatial and temporal dynamics of these water resources. In this work, ASTER imagery is selected for its high (15 m) spatial resolution and suitable spectral bands for water body identification. Our research indicates that as most of the waterholes of interest in the study area are very shallow and heavily sediment-laden, using only one of those commonly used water identification indices such as the Simple Band Ratio (SBR), or the Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) alone does not help in effectively characterizing all the surface water bodies in the region. As a result, we used four different spectral indices to identify surface water features: (i) Simple Band Ratio (SBR), (ii) Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI), (iii) Modified Normalized Difference Water Index (MNDWI), and (iv) the Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) to identify and delineate surface water bodies using 91 ASTER images. Initial results indicate that the SBR method identified 17 waterholes while the NDWI 18, the MNDWI 36, and the MAD method identified 28 waterholes. However, by combining the results from the four aforementioned spectral indices following a multi-index approach, 89 waterholes that were previously unidentified by a single approach alone were identified. Furthermore, our analysis indicates that the SBR and the NDWI methods identify relatively clearer waterholes better (29% of the waterholes), whereas MNDWI and MAD proved to be good indices for identifying sediment-laden waterholes. Identifying the location and spatial distribution of surface water bodies is the first step towards monitoring their seasonal dynamics using a hydrologic modeling system, similar to an existing setup for east Africa (http

  9. Efectos heteróticos y habilidad combinatoria para el rendimiento por planta en cucurbita moschata duch. ex poir.

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    Espitia Camacho, Miguel Mariano; Vallejo Cabrera, Franco Alirio; Baena García, Diosdado

    2011-01-01

    El estudio tuvo como objetivos estimar los efectos heteróticos y de habilidad combinatoria (HCG) y específica (HCE), para el rendimiento/planta (RFP), en dos dialelos [uno entre cinco variedades (VAR) y el otro entre cinco líneas endogámicas S1 (LS1), derivadas de éstas], mediante las metodologías propuestas por Gardner y Eberhart (GyE: 1966: Análisis II) y Hallauer y Miranda (HyM:1981). Los genotipos se evaluaron en Candelaria (Valle del Cauca, Colombia), en un diseño de bloques completos...

  10. Asociación de lesiones bucales con el estado serológico para el VIH

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    Ramírez-Amador Velia; Esquivel-Pedraza Lilly; Irigoyen-Camacho Esther; Anaya-Saavedra Gabriela; González-Ramírez Imelda

    2002-01-01

    Objetivo. Estimar la prevalencia de lesiones bucales y su asociación con el estado serológico del VIH. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal, descriptivo y doble ciego, hecho, entre 1998 y 1999 en México, D.F., con 512 personas que acudieron a dos centros de información del Centro Nacional para la Prevención del VIH/SIDA e ITS (CONASIDA) y a quienes se les practicó examen bucal sin conocer aún su estado serológico con respecto al VIH. Se utilizaron las pruebas de t-Student, exacta de Fisher...

  11. Accesibilidad a la TDT en España para personas con discapacidad sensorial (2005-2007)

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    Utray Delgado, Francisco

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio es el análisis y la evaluación de los niveles de la accesibilidad alcanzados en la TDT en España con el objetivo de estimar hasta qué punto la digitalización favorece o no la inclusión de las personas con discapacidad en la experiencia de la comunicación televisiva. Los principios del diseño para todos implican que las medidas que proporcionan accesibilidad se tengan en consideración en las primeras etapas del diseño de un producto. El estudio propone un modelo par...

  12. Endeudamiento: ¿una estrategia empresarial para establecer barreras a la entrada en colombia durante 1995-2003?

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    Gamboa Luis Fernando

    2008-01-01

    Este artículo es una extensión del trabajo de Martin (2003) que
    intenta estimar si las empresas emplean, estratégicamente, la
    deuda para limitar la entrada de potenciales rivales. Usando el
    Método Generalizado de Momentos (GMM), se evalúa el efecto que
    tienen los activos específicos, la cuota de mercado, el tamaño
    (como proxies de las rentas del mercado), y las barreras a la
    entrada sobre los niveles de endeudamiento. Se emplea...

  13. El turismo académico : un análisis económico para el caso de Galicia

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    Pawlowska, Ewa

    2011-01-01

    [ES] En los últimos años, el turismo relacionado con los intercambios universitarios está cobrando importancia como una nueva tipología de turismo. Existe, sin embargo, bastante confusión por lo que respecta a su conceptualización. En esta tesis se propone el término “turismo académico” para describir este movimiento turístico, a la vez que se trata de estimar el impacto económico generado por los estudiantes extranjeros recibidos por las universidades gallegas en el curso 2007-2008 e investi...

  14. An Assessment of the Altimetric Information Derived from Spaceborne SAR (RADARSAT-1, SRTM3 and Optical (ASTER Data for Cartographic Application in the Amazon Region

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    Waldir Renato Paradella

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Difficulties in acquiring a complete aerial photography coverage on a regular basis in the Brazilian Amazon due to adverse environmental conditions affect the quality of the national topographic database. As a consequence, topographic information is still poor, and when available needs to be up-dated or re-mapped. In this research, altimetric information derived from RADARSAT-1 (Fine and Standard modes, SRTM3 (3 arcseconds and ASTER (band 3N-3B was evaluated for topographic mapping in two sites located in the region: Serra dos Carajás (mountainous relief and Tapajós National Forest (flat terrain. The quality of the information produced from Digital Elevation Models (DEMs was evaluated regarding field altimetric measurements. Precise topographic field information acquired from Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS was used as Ground Control Points (GCPs for the modeling of the stereoscopic DEMs (RADARSAT- 1, ASTER and as Independent Check Points (ICPs for the calculation of accuracies of the products. The accuracies were estimated by comparison of the DEMs values and real elevation values given by ICPs. The analysis was performed following two approaches: (1 the use of Root Mean Square Error (RMSE for the overall classification of the DEMs considering the Brazilian Map Accuracy Standards (PEC limits and, (2 calculations of trend analysis and accuracy based on a methodology that takes into account computed discrepancies and standard deviations. The investigation has shown that for flat relief, the altimetric accuracy of SRTM3 and Fine RADARSAT-1 DEMs fulfilled the PEC requirements for 1:100,000 A Class Map. However, for mountainous terrain, only the altimetry of SRTM3 and ASTER fulfilled these requirements. In addition, the performance of ASTER was slightly superior to SRTM3. However it is important to consider the difficulties in the acquisition of good stereo-pairs with optical data in the Amazon and the additional cost

  15. Induction with 60Co gamma rays of modification variability and mutation of China aster (Callistephus chinensis Nees

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    A. Wosińska

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The effect of radiation on variability was investigated in plants of five varieties of China aster, grown from seeds pretreated with various doses of gamma rays (generation M1 and in the progeny of these plants (generation M2. Both in generation M1 and in M2 the frequency of occurrence of radiation induced changes varied. In the M1 generation, beside teratological changes found most frequently in early periods, the observed variability concerned mostly leaves, their colour and size and the form of the lingual flowers. Plants with a different colour of flowers or a different habit were only sporadic. The changes induced by radiation were more frequently observed in the M2 generation than in the M1 They involved the following characters: height and habit of plants, colour of shoots, leaves and flowers, the forms of lingual marginal flowers, the time of flowering and the perfume. Most frequently changes were observed in several characters. When the shoots and leaves colour showed changes of anthocyanin type, the colour of the flowers was usually also modified. Most changed plants were noted after a dose of 9 kR in the M1 generation, and after 6-9 kR in the M2 generation. These doses were described in generation M1 at the stage of flowering in most of the tested varieties as LD50.

  16. Alteration zone mapping for detecting potential mineralized areas in Kaladawan of north altyn tagh using ASTER data

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    The Kaladawan area has been found developing intense hydrothermal altered rocks associated with mineralized area such as Kaladaban Pb-Zn deposit, A-bei Ag-Pb depositduring earlier geological investigations.Yet the sparse vegetation cover and excellent bedrock exposure make it a suitable place for the use of remote sensing methods for lithological mapping. ASTER data has been used in this study to identify alteration zones, and then to detect potential mineralized areas. Band ratio and PCA procedures were applied based on the analysis of spectral properties of typical alteration minerals. Band 4/2 and mineralogic indices proposed by Ninomiya were designed to map the distribution of Fe-oxides and alteration zones. Selected bands combinations were transformed in a PCA procedure to map the Al-OH, Mg-OH, CO32−and Fe-oxides altered minerals. The analysis focused on the spatial distribution of hydrothermal altered minerals. Band ratio result images including both Fe-oxides and mineralogic indices show high-level similarity with the PCA transform procedure. They both show intense hydrothermal alteration zone in Kaladaban,west Kaladawan and A-bei area. Hence, these areas are considered to have potential for further mineralogic exploration. The results were validated by field work in the Kaladaban and west Kaladawan area,indicating that this method can be a useful tool for detecting potential mineralization area in Kaladawan and similar areas elsewhere

  17. Qualification of Aster-code for the simulation of two-phase flows in porous media. application to Mascilia experiment

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    Within the framework of the nuclear waste storage in deep geological layers, the behavior of the saturated grounds in contact with the heating waste package is studied to ensure the short, average and long-term safety of the installation. However, experiments in geological ground, including heterogeneities, difficult to characterize, take a long time and are expensive. Therefore, the numerical simulation, which is a powerful tool to study the storage behavior versus space and time, became impossible to circumvent in order to analyze the radioactive waste management in porous media. In that prospect, the Thermo-Hydro-Mechanics (THM) modules of Code Aster were complemented by a two-phase thermal-hydraulics model, devoted to porous media. Such new developments intended to simulate the physical phenomena of un-saturation and re-saturation that occur in porous, permeable and initially saturated media, representative of worked engineer barriers or rock host. The concerned application is related to the storage of long-lived nuclear waste in deep geological layers. (authors)

  18. Effects of saltwater intrusion on pinewood vegetation using satellite ASTER data: the case study of Ravenna (Italy).

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    Barbarella, M; De Giglio, M; Greggio, N

    2015-04-01

    The San Vitale pinewood (Ravenna, Italy) is part of the remaining wooded areas within the southeastern Po Valley. Several studies demonstrated a widespread saltwater intrusion in the phreatic aquifer caused by natural and human factors in this area as the whole complex coastal system. Groundwater salinization affects soils and vegetation, which takes up water from the shallow aquifer. Changes in groundwater salinity induce variations of the leaf properties and vegetation cover, recognizable by satellite sensors as a response to different spectral bands. A procedure to identify stressed areas from satellite remote sensing data, reducing the expensive and time-consuming ground monitoring campaign, was developed. Multispectral Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data, acquired between May 2005 and August 2005, were used to calculate Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). Within the same vegetation type (thermophilic deciduous forest), the areas with the higher vegetation index were taken as reference to identify the most stressed areas using a statistical approach. To confirm the findings, a comparison was conducted using contemporary groundwater salinity data. The results were coherent in the areas with highest and lowest average NDVI values. Instead, to better understand the behavior of the intermediate areas, other parameters influencing vegetation (meteorological data, water table depth, and tree density) were added for the interpretation of the results. PMID:25750065

  19. Ultrastructural changes in aster yellows phytoplasma affected Limonium sinuatum Mill. plants II. Pathology of cortex parenchyma cells

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    Anna Rudzińska-Langwald

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available In Limonium sinuatum Mill, plants with severe symptoms of aster yellows infection phytoplasmas were present not only in the phloem but also in some cortex parenchymas cells. These parenchyma cells were situated at some distance from the conducting bundles. The phytoplasmas were observed directly in parenchyma cells cytoplasm. The number of phytoplasmas present in each selected cell varies. The cells with a small number of phytoplasmas show little pathological changes compared with the unaffected cells of the same zone of the stem as well with the cells of healthy plants. The cells filled with a number of phytoplasmas had their protoplast very much changed. The vacuole was reduced and in the cytoplasm a reduction of the number of ribosomes was noted and regions of homogenous structure appeared. Mitochondria were moved in the direction of the tonoplast and plasma membrane. Compared to the cells unaffected by phytoplasma, the mitochondria were smaller and had an enlarged cristae internal space. The chloroplasts from affected cells had a very significant reduction in size and the tylacoids system had disappeared. The role of these changes for creating phytoplasma friendly enviroment is discused.

  20. Viabilidade econômica da utilização do biogás produzido em granja suínícola para geração de energia elétrica Economic viability for electrical power generation using biogas produced in swine grange

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    Ricardo G Cervi; Maura S. T. Esperancini; Osmar de C Bueno

    2010-01-01

    A produção de biogás por meio de biodigestão anaeróbia representa um avanço para equacionar o problema dos dejetos produzidos pela suinocultura e disponibilidade de energia no meio rural. Este trabalho teve como objetivo estimar a viabilidade econômica de um sistema biointegrado para geração de eletricidade a partir do aproveitamento de dejetos de suínos. Os dados para este estudo foram coletados em uma agroindústria, onde são realizadas diversas atividades agrícolas; entretanto, a suinocultu...

  1. Evaluación del impacto del cobro de la tasa retributiva para el sector cafetero ubicado en la cuenca del río san Juan / Assessing the impact of collection of the remuneration rate for the coffee sector located in the San Juan River Basin

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    Benítez de Mejía , Nora Adriana

    2003-01-01

    La valoración económica constituye una herramienta imprescindible para el diseño e implementación de políticas ambientales, ya que para el cálculo de un impuesto, subsidio o cualquier otro instrumento económico utilizado para el control de la contaminación, la entidad ambiental reguladora debe conocer y cuantificar, en términos monetarios, la magnitud del daño causado. En este trabajo se presentan dos desarrollos mediante los cuales se busca, primero, estimar una aproximación al valor del imp...

  2. Modelo harmônico para a estimativa da temperatura do ar média mensal em diferentes locais do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul Harmonic model for estimating the average monthly air temperature in different locations of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil

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    Alberto Cargnelutti Filho; Ronaldo Matzenauer; Jaime Ricardo Tavares Maluf; Bernadete Radin

    2010-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi ajustar o modelo harmônico para a estimativa da temperatura do ar média mensal em 37 locais do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, com os dados do período de 1931 a 2000. Em cada local, os dados de 1931 a 1990 (60 anos) foram utilizados para estimar os coeficientes do modelo harmônico, e os dados de 1991 a 2000 (10 anos), para a validação do modelo. Foram testadas a normalidade e homogeneidade de variâncias, estimadas tendências e incorporadas aos modelos harmônicos con...

  3. Como reescribir funciones aleatorias multivariadas como univariadas para hacer cokrigeage. La teoría

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    Adrian Martínez-Vargas

    2010-01-01

    En el año 2005 Martínez-Vargas formuló un sistema de cokrigeage puro heterotópico para estimar una función aleatoria regionalizada (RF) Z*(x) definida como la combinación lineal de n RF's univariadas Zi(x), cuyos coeficientes 1i(x) son indicatrices de un set disyuntivo de categorías i. Aparentemente este modelo se contradice pues asume que las covarianzas cruzadas existen en un mismo punto, a pesar de su carácter puramente heterotópico. Para evadir dicha contradicción se redefinió el set de R...

  4. Estimativas de biomassa para plantas de bambu do gênero Guadua

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    Francelo Mognon; Ana Paula Dalla Corte; Carlos Roberto Sanquetta; Tauane Garcia Barreto; Jaime Wojciechowski

    2014-01-01

    Este trabalho objetivou ajustar equações para estimar a biomassa total de plantas de bambu, do gênero Guadua, bem como comparar o ajuste de equações por regressão linear com a técnica de mineração de dados. Foram utilizados 38 colmos de bambu, nos quais foram mensuradas as variáveis diâmetro à altura do peito (dap), diâmetro do colo do colmo e altura do colmo, seguido da determinação de massa total por método destrutivo. A biomassa determinada em 25 colmos foi utilizada para ajuste de equaçõe...

  5. ALCANCES Y LIMITACIONES PARA CARACTERIZAR LAS OCUPACIONES FORMATIVAS EN CAFAYATE (SALTA

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    Rossana Ledesma

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analizan los alcances y limitaciones para ubicar temporalmente a los sitios arqueológicos formativos de la microregión Cafayate (Salta. El registro muestra particularidades que no se corresponden en buena manera con los antecedentes de la subregión Valliserrana. Se emplearon indicadores absolutos (fechados radiocarbónicos y relativos como el arte rupestre, tecnología cerámica y tipos de emplazamiento en el sur del Valle Calchaquí para estimar cronológicamente las ocupaciones pre-santamarianas. A escala microregional se pudo avanzar en el conocimiento cronológico, tecnológico, ritual y territorial. Esta información muestra que los procesos sociales fueron particulares y que las poblaciones formaron parte de una dinámica diferente a la regional.

  6. ENDEUDAMIENTO: ¿UNA ESTRATEGIA EMPRESARIAL PARA ESTABLECER BARRERAS A LA ENTRADA EN COLOMBIA DURANTE 1995-2003?

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    Luis Fernando Gamboa

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo es una extensión del trabajo de Martin (2003 que intenta estimar si las empresas emplean, estratégicamente, la deuda para limitar la entrada de potenciales rivales. Usando el Método Generalizado de Momentos (GMM, se evalúa el efecto que tienen los activos específicos, la cuota de mercado, el tamaño (como proxies de las rentas del mercado, y las barreras a la entrada sobre los niveles de endeudamiento. Se emplean datos a nivel de empresa para Colombia, entre 1995 y 2003. Se concluye que las empresas utilizan los activos específicos para limitar la entrada al mercado y que el endeudamiento decrece a medida que las firmas aumentan su cuota en el mercado.

  7. Endeudamiento: ¿una estrategia empresarial para establecer barreras a la entrada en Colombia durante 1995-2003?

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    Gamboa Luis Fernando

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo es una extensión del trabajo de Martin (2003 que
    intenta estimar si las empresas emplean, estratégicamente, la
    deuda para limitar la entrada de potenciales rivales. Usando el
    Método Generalizado de Momentos (GMM, se evalúa el efecto que
    tienen los activos específicos, la cuota de mercado, el tamaño
    (como proxies de las rentas del mercado, y las barreras a la
    entrada sobre los niveles de endeudamiento. Se emplean datos a
    nivel de empresa para Colombia, entre 1995 y 2003. Se concluye
    que las empresas utilizan los activos específicos para limitar
    la entrada al mercado y que el endeudamiento decrece a medida
    que las firmas aumentan su cuota en el mercado.

  8. Evaluación preliminar de la estrategia de información, comunicación y educación para el control del aedes aegypti, en la dorada, colombia

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    Pacheco Coral, Adriana del Pilar; Quiñones Pinzon, Marta Lucia; Serrato Pomar, Idalba Mildred; Rivas Muñoz, Favio Aurelio

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    Objetivo Estimar el impacto de la estrategia de Información, Educación y Comunicación sobre la infestación de Aedes aegypti en viviendas de La Dorada. Métodos Estudio transversal adelantado entre junio y julio de 2008 en La Dorada, Colombia. Se seleccionaron 228 viviendas donde se midió presencia del vector a través del método rapid sweeping para formas inmaduras en tanques y de captura activa para adultos. Simultáneamente, una encuesta midió la exposición a la estrategia. La base de datos ...

  9. Aplicación del Método de Monte Carlo en el Análisis de Materiales Utilizados en Detectores Flat Panel para Obtener Espectros de Rayos X.

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    Pozuelo, Fausto; Querol Vives, Andrea; Gallardo Bermell, Sergio; Ródenas Diago, José; Verdú Martín, Gumersindo Jesús

    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo se propone el uso de un detector flat panel junto a una cuña de polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA) para estimar el espectro de rayos X utilizando el método de Monte Carlo y técnicas de reconstrucción. El código MCNP5 se ha utilizado para modelar distintos flat panel y obtener las curvas de dosis y las funciones respuesta del sistema. La mayor parte de los flat panel actuales utilizan materiales que presentan discontinuidades debidas al borde K en el coeficiente másico de absorción de...

  10. Un sistema casi ideal de demanda para el gasto en Colombia: una estimación utilizando el método generalizado de los momentos en el periodo 1968-2007

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    Edwar Londoño Zapata; Daniel Londoño Cano; Andrés Ramírez Hassan

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo utiliza una Aproximación Lineal del Modelo Casi Ideal de Demanda (Linear Approximation/Almost Ideal Demand System) para examinar los gastos de los colombianos en la canasta básica, y estimar sus respectivas elasticidades precio y gasto, a partir de datos de series de tiempo para Colombia en el período de 1968-2007. Las elasticidades gasto y precio, compensadas y no compensadas, presentan los signos esperados, siendo en su mayoría menores en valor absoluto a uno y estadísti...

  11. Procedimiento para el cálculo de los parámetros de un modelo térmico simplificado del motor asincrónico Parameter estimation procedure for an asynchronous motor simplified thermal model

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    GÓMEZ SARDUY, JULIO R.; Percy R Viego Felipe; DE ARMAS TEYRA, MARCOS A.; Michel García Abreu

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta un método para estimar las conductancias y capacitancias de un modelo térmico simplificado del motor asincrónico, utilizando una técnica de baja invasividad. El procedimiento permite predecir el incremento de temperatura del estator del motor asincrónico, tanto para régimen dinámico como en condiciones de estabilidad térmica. Se basa en la estimación paramétrica mediante un modelo de referencia, utilizando como optimizador un algoritmo genético (AG). Se logra en de...

  12. Impacto presupuestario para el Sistema Nacional de Salud de la prevención del tromboembolismo venoso con apixaban en pacientes sometidos a artroplastia total de rodilla o de cadera

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    Gómez Arrayas, Inmaculada; Suárez Fernández, Carmen; Gómez Cerezo, Jorge F.; Betegón Nicolás, Lourdes; De Salas-Cansado, Marina; Rubio-Terrés, Carlos

    2012-01-01

    Fundamentos: Debido al elevado coste sanitario del tromboembolismo venoso (TEV) es necesario realizar análisis económicos que determinen la eficiencia de sus diferentes tratamientos farmacológicos. El objetivo del trabajo es estimar el impacto presupuestario para el Sistema Nacional de Salud (SNS) de la prevención del tromboembolismo venoso (TEV) con apixaban en artroplastia total de cadera (ATC) o rodilla (ATR). Métodos: Se consideraron los costes de los diferentes fármacos para la preve...

  13. Modelo de balance hídrico para la estimación de los caudales de lixiviados generados en la operación del relleno sanitario del Centro Industrial del Sur - El Guacal, Heliconia-Antíoquia.

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    Vargas Guerrero, Marinella

    2009-01-01

    Se revisó y analizó los modelos desarrollados para estimar los caudales de lixiviados que se generan en un relleno sanitario identificando sus limitaciones y desventajas. Se selecciono los modelos de mayor aplicación y aceptación para modelar las condiciones operativas del relleno sanitario El Guacal (Heliconia-Antioquia, Colombia). Se analizó la influencia del método de operación del relleno sanitario y de las variables climáticas del sitio de localización sobre la producción de lixiviado...

  14. Preparación y caracterización de sistemas Pt/ZrO2 y Pt/CeO2 para la oxidación de glicerina

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    Ricaurte Villegas, Wilder Omar

    2012-01-01

    En este documento se describe un método de síntesis utilizado para la obtención de materiales sólidos mesoporosos con altas áreas superficiales basados en óxido de circonio (IV), óxido de cerio (IV), y sistemas Pt/ZrO2, Pt/CeO2 y, las técnicas de caracterización empleadas para estimar en estos materiales las propiedades de estructura, textura y superficie, determinando a partir de estas características el uso potencial de los catalizadores en reacciones heterogéneas. Además, se presenta una ...

  15. Incapacidade funcional para atividades básicas e instrumentais da vida diária em idosos Disability relating to basic and instrumental activities of daily living among elderly subjects

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    Giovâni Firpo Del Duca; Marcelo Cozzensa da Silva; Pedro Curi Hallal

    2009-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência e os fatores associados à incapacidade funcional para atividades básicas e instrumentais da vida diária em idosos. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 598 indivíduos com idade igual ou superior a 60 anos, selecionados em amostragem por conglomerado em dois estágios na cidade de Pelotas, RS, entre 2007 e 2008. Para a avaliação das atividades básicas e instrumentais foram empregados o Índice de Katz e a Escala de Lawton, respectivamente. Definiu-se como incapacidade ...

  16. Modelización de la producción de biomasa de Eucalyptus nitens (Deane & Maiden) Maiden en corta rotación para cultivo energético

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    González-García, M

    2016-01-01

    La biomasa forestal es una fuente de energía renovable cuyo uso genera beneficios de tipo ambiental, económico y social. En los últimos años el cultivo de Eucalyptus nitens (Deane & Maiden) Maiden para producción de biomasa se han extendido por el Noroeste de España. Los objetivos de esta Tesis Doctoral se centran en la modelización forestal de plantaciones energéticas de esta especie con el fin de estimar su productividad y proporcionar las herramientas para optimizar la producc...

  17. Un sistema casi ideal de demanda para el gasto en Colombia: Una estimación utilizando el método generalizado de los momentos en el período 1968-2007

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    Edwar Londoño Zapata

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo utiliza una Aproximación Lineal del Modelo Casi Ideal de Demanda (Linear Approximation/Almost Ideal Demand System para examinar los gastos de los colombianos en la canasta básica, y estimar sus respectivas elasticidades precio y gasto, a partir de datos de series de tiempo para Colombia en el período de 1968-2007. Las elasticidades gasto y precio, compensadas y no compensadas, presentan los signos esperados, siendo en su mayoría menores en valor absoluto a uno y estadísticamente significativas. 

  18. Avaliação de imagens QuickBird para estimativa de fitomassa aérea do cerrado / Evaluation of QuickBird data to estimate aboveground cerrado phytomass

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    Eduardo da Silva Pinheiro; Giselda Durigan; João Roberto dos Santos

    2008-01-01

    Estimar a fi tomassa com precisão em áreas extensas tem sido um grande desafi o e a utilização de sensoriamento remoto com esta fi nalidade foi objeto do presente estudo. São apresentados os resultados da avaliação de imagens com alta resolução espacial do QuickBird para estimar a fi tomassa de cerrado lato sensu na Estação Ecológica de Assis (EEcA). A unidade de conservação preserva um dos poucos remanescentes do Cerrado no estado de São Paulo. A fi tomassa do cerrado foi estimada por meio de equ...

  19. Anti-Obesity Effects of Aster spathulifolius Extract in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Rats.

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    Kim, Sa-Jic; Bang, Chae-Young; Guo, Yuan-Ri; Choung, Se-Young

    2016-04-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-obesity and antihyperlipidemic efficacy and molecular mechanisms of Aster spathulifolius Maxim extract (ASE) in rats with high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity. Rats were separately fed a normal diet or a HFD for 8 weeks, then they were treated with ASE (62.5, 125, or 250 mg/kg) for another 4.5 weeks. The ASE supplementation significantly lowered body weight gain, visceral fat pad weights, serum lipid levels, as well as hepatic lipid levels in HFD-induced obese rats. Histological analysis showed that the ASE-treated group showed lowered numbers of lipid droplets and smaller size of adipocytes compared to the HFD group. To understand the mechanism of action of ASE, the expression of genes and proteins involved in obesity were measured in liver and skeletal muscle. The expression of fatty acid oxidation and thermogenesis-related genes (e.g., PPAR-α, ACO, CPT1, UCP2, and UCP3) of HFD-induced obese rats were increased by ASE treatment. On the other hand, ASE treatment resulted in decreased expression of fat intake-related gene ACC2 and lipogenesis-related genes (e.g., SREBP-1c, ACC1, FAS, SCD1, GPATR, AGPAT, and DGAT). Furthermore, ASE treatment increased the level of phosphorylated AMPKα in obese rats. Similarly, the level of phosphorylated ACC, a target protein of AMPKα in ASE groups, was increased by ASE treatment compared with the HFD group. These results suggest that ASE attenuated visceral fat accumulation and improved hyperlipidemia in HFD-induced obese rats by increasing lipid metabolism through the regulation of AMPK activity and the expression of genes and proteins involved in lipolysis and lipogenesis. PMID:26908215

  20. Exploration of gold occurrences in alteration zones at Dungash district, Southeastern Desert of Egypt using ASTER data and geochemical analyses

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    Salem, S. M.; El Sharkawi, M.; El-Alfy, Z.; Soliman, N. M.; Ahmed, S. E.

    2016-05-01

    The present study aims at exploration of new gold occurrences in the alteration zones at Dungash district. Processed ASTER images band ratios 7/6 × 4/6 and (7 + 9/8), field geology and mineralogical and geochemical data help characterize three types of alterations in three areas 1 to 3 that may be targeted for Au exploration. Area1 confined to the metavolcanics located in the SE of Dungash gold mine and revealed silicified and sericitized type alterations, composed of quartz, epidote, chlorite, biotite and opaque minerals mainly pyrite and chalcopyrite. Area2 occurs in the gabbro-diorite rocks at Abu Meraiwa area NE of Dungash gold mine, which are rich in kaolinite, illite, sericite, pyrite, arsenopyrite and chalcopyrite that record kaolinitized alteration. Area3 is hosted in carbonaceous listwaenized serpentinite thus indicating the role of listwaenitization type alteration in ore genesis. It is composed of calcite, chromite, pyrite, arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite and Ni-bearing sulphides. Au contents in area 1 range between 0.12 and 14.91 ppm, and between 6.1 and 16.3 ppm in area 2, while gold values in area 3 vary from <0.01 to 0.03 ppm. Dungash district is comprised of Pan-African assemblages of ophiolitic ultramafics thrusted over the island arc metavolcanics of dacitic- andesite composition. Gabbro-diorite rocks are intruded in the ultramafics and the acidic metavolcanics as well as diorite-quartz diorite suite intruded in the intermediate metavolcanics. Several acidic dykes, granitic dykes and quartz veins cut through the different rocks types.

  1. An Effort to Map and Monitor Baldcypress Forest Areas in Coastal Louisiana, Using Landsat, MODIS, and ASTER Satellite Data

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    Spruce, Joseph P.; Sader, Steve; Smoot, James

    2012-01-01

    This presentation discusses a collaborative project to develop, test, and demonstrate baldcypress forest mapping and monitoring products for aiding forest conservation and restoration in coastal Louisiana. Low lying coastal forests in the region are being negatively impacted by multiple factors, including subsidence, salt water intrusion, sea level rise, persistent flooding, hydrologic modification, annual insect-induced forest defoliation, timber harvesting, and conversion to urban land uses. Coastal baldcypress forests provide invaluable ecological services in terms of wildlife habitat, forest products, storm buffers, and water quality benefits. Before this project, current maps of baldcypress forest concentrations and change did not exist or were out of date. In response, this project was initiated to produce: 1) current maps showing the extent and location of baldcypress dominated forests; and 2) wetland forest change maps showing temporary and persistent disturbance and loss since the early 1970s. Project products are being developed collaboratively with multiple state and federal agencies. Products are being validated using available reference data from aerial, satellite, and field survey data. Results include Landsat TM- based classifications of baldcypress in terms of cover type and percent canopy cover. Landsat MSS data was employed to compute a circa 1972 classification of swamp and bottomland hardwood forest types. Landsat data for 1972-2010 was used to compute wetland forest change products. MODIS-based change products were applied to view and assess insect-induced swamp forest defoliation. MODIS, Landsat, and ASTER satellite data products were used to help assess hurricane and flood impacts to coastal wetland forests in the region.

  2. Using the British National Collection of Asters to Compare the Attractiveness of 228 Varieties to Flower-Visiting Insects.

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    Garbuzov, Mihail; Ratnieks, Francis L W

    2015-06-01

    Wildlife-friendly gardening practices can help conserve biodiversity in urban areas. These include growing ornamental plant varieties attractive to flower-visiting insects. Because varieties vary greatly in attractiveness, there is a need to quantify it in order to give objective advice to gardeners. Here, we used the British national collection of asters to compare the attractiveness of varieties to flower-visiting insects. We counted and identified insects as they foraged on flowers in 228 varieties growing in discrete patches that flowered during the survey period, 14 September-20 October 2012. In each variety, we also determined the overall capitulum size, the central disc floret area, and the ray floret color (blue, red, purple, or white). We also scored attributes relevant to gardening: attractiveness to humans, ease of cultivation, and availability in the United Kingdom. There was great variation among varieties in their attractiveness to insects, ranging from 0.0 to 15.2 per count per square meter, and highly skewed, with most being unattractive. A similar skew held for the two main insect categories, honey bees and hover flies, which comprised 28 and 64% of all insects, respectively. None of the floral traits or attributes relevant to gardening correlated significantly with attractiveness to insects. Our study shows the practicality of using a national collection for quantifying and comparing the attractiveness of ornamental varieties to flower-visiting insects. These results imply that choosing varieties carefully is likely to be of conservation benefit to flower-visiting insects, and that doing so is a no-cost option in terms of garden beauty and workload. PMID:26313970

  3. Using the Surface Temperature-Albedo Space to Separate Regional Soil and Vegetation Temperatures from ASTER Data

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    Lisheng Song

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Soil and vegetation component temperatures in non-isothermal pixels encapsulate more physical meaning and are more applicable than composite temperatures. The component temperatures however are difficult to be obtained from thermal infrared (TIR remote sensing data provided by single view angle observations. Here, we present a land surface temperature and albedo (T-α space approach combined with the mono-surface energy balance (SEB-1S model to derive soil and vegetation component temperatures. The T-α space can be established from visible and near infrared (VNIR and TIR data provided by single view angle observations. This approach separates the soil and vegetation component temperatures from the remotely sensed composite temperatures by incorporating soil wetness iso-lines for defining equivalent soil temperatures; this allows vegetation temperatures to be extracted from the T-α space. This temperature separation methodology was applied to advanced scanning thermal emission and reflection radiometer (ASTER VNIR and high spatial resolution TIR image data in an artificial oasis area during the entire growing season. Comparisons with ground measurements showed that the T-α space approach produced reliable soil and vegetation component temperatures in the study area. Low root mean square error (RMSE values of 0.83 K for soil temperatures and 1.64 K for vegetation temperatures, respectively, were obtained, compared to component temperatures measurements from a ground-based thermal camera. These results support the use of soil wetness iso-lines to derive soil surface temperatures. It was also found that the estimated vegetation temperatures were extremely close to the near surface air temperature observations when the landscape is well watered under full vegetation cover. More robust soil and vegetation temperature estimates will improve estimates of soil evaporation and vegetation transpiration, leading to more reliable the monitoring of crop

  4. Application of MODIS-ASTER (MASTER) simulator data to geological mapping of young volcanic regions in Baja California, Mexico

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    Dmochowski, Jane Ellen

    Visible, near infrared, short-wave infrared, and thermal infrared multi-channel remote sensing data, MODIS-ASTER (MASTER), are used to extract geologic information from two volcanic regions in Baja California, Mexico: Tres Virgenes-La Reforma Volcanic Region and the volcanic island of Isla San Luis. The visible and near infrared and short-wave infrared data were atmospherically corrected and classified. The resulting classification roughly delineates surfaces that vary in their secondary minerals. Attempts to identify these minerals using ENVI's Spectral Analyst(TM) were moderately successful. The analysis of the thermal infrared data utilizes the shift to longer wavelengths in the Reststrahlen band as the mineralogy changes from felsic to mafic to translate the data into values of weight percent SiO2. The results indicate that the general approach tends to underestimate the weight percent SiO2 in the image. This discrepancy is removed with a "site calibration," which provides good results in the calculated weight percent SiO2 with errors of a few percent. However, errors become larger with rugged topography or low solar angle at the time of image acquisition. Analysis of bathymetric data around Isla San Luis, and consideration of the island's alignment with the Ballenas transform fault zone to the south and volcanic seamounts nearby, suggest Isla San Luis is potentially volcanically active and could be the product of a "leaky" transform fault. The results from the image analysis in the Tres Virgenes-La Reforma Volcanic Region show the La Reforma and El Aguajito volcanic centers to be bimodal in composition and verify the most recent volcanism in the Tres Virgenes region to be basaltic-andesite. The results of fieldwork and image analysis indicate that the volcanic products of the central dome of La Reforma are likely a sequence of welded ash flow tuffs and lavas of varied composition, evidence of its origin as a caldera.

  5. NASA and U.S. Geological Survey Long-Term Archive for the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)

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    Abrams, M.; Meyer, D. F.

    2013-12-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is a 14-channel optical imaging instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft. ASTER is a joint project between Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; and U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Since its launch in December, 1999, ASTER has acquired over 2.4 million multispectral images. The Level 0 data are sent to Japan by NASA, where they are processed to Level 1A (reconstructed, unprocessed instrument data with geometric and radiometric parameters attached). A copy of the L1A data is sent to the U.S. to the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LPDAAC), operated for NASA by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at the EROS Center. The joint US/Japan ASTER Science Team (AST) has provided algorithms to produce 14 Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 products. The duplicate data distribution systems in Japan and the U.S. create these products 'on-demand' as users submit data requests. Only the L0 and L1A data are archived. After the termination of the mission, the USGS has the responsibility for creating, managing and distributing ASTER data products from a Long-Term Archive (LTA). In cooperation with the LPDAAC, the U.S. AST discussed various scenarios on how the LTA should operate. The two leading plans considered were: (1) duplicating the 'on-demand' system, fulfilling user requests as they arrived; this would require a high level of technical support for algorithm/software maintenance, user services to answer questions, hardware maintenance, and in general, was quite labor-intensive; (2) creating a static archive of all of the data products for every one of the L1A image granules; the LPDAAC would produce each of the 14 higher level data products from every L1A image currently archived. Users would order data products from this greatly expanded archive, with little human intervention. In both cases, complete documentation would be available to users, detailing the

  6. Metodología para el Escalamiento de Agitadores Mecánicos Utilizados en Procesos con Fluidos No-Newtonianos

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    Oliveros T. Carlos E.

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    Full Text Available Se determinó experimentalmente la tasa promedia de cortante (TCP generada por dos rotores utilizados para el desmucilaginado mecánico del café en Colombia: El CENICAFE III y El COLMECANO. Los valores experimentales de TCP fueron comparados con datos estimados con un modelo teórico obtenido asumiendo que el campo de flujo generado por el rotor se asemeja al flujo tipo Couette (TCP y un modelo propuesto por Oliveros (1993,1995. Se utilizó la prueba de X^2 (con 5% de significancia para comparar los valores experimentales y teóricos y se observó que hay diferencias entre ellos. A partir del modelo TCP se obtuvo una expresión semiteórica para estimar la TCP generada por el rotor COLMECANO con alta con fiabilidad (r^2 = 0.982. A una misma velocidad de rotación el agitador COLMECANO genera mayores valores de TCP que el rotor CENICAFE 1/1. luego debe generar mayores tasas de desmucilaginado. La potencia requerida para agitar suspensiones de café en baba-mucílago+agua adicionada (1 L/kg de cps. en el rango de 300 a l. 200 rpm, utilizando los rotores CENICAFE III y COLMECANO, fué medida experimentalmente y estimada teóricamente con dos modelos: el modelo propuesto por Oliveros (1993.1995 Y un modelo obtenido asumiendo que el campo de flujo generado por los rotores es del tipo Couette (modelo pc. Los valores experimentales y estimados fueron comparados por medio de la prueba de X^2 (al 5% de significancia observándose diferencias entre ellos. Mediante un análisis de regresión lineal simple aplicado a los valores obtenidos con el modelo pe se obtuvo una expresión semi-teórica la cual permite estimar con alta confiabilidad la potencia para agitar las suspensiones de café en baba-mucílago+agua (r^2 = 0,982 con el rotor COLMECANO. A una misma velocidad de rotación, el rotor COLMECANO requiere menos potencia que el CENICAFE III para agitar suspensiones de café en baba-mucílago+agua (1 litro de agua/kg de cps. Se utilizó el concepto

  7. Description and validation of an automated methodology for mapping mineralogy, vegetation, and hydrothermal alteration type from ASTER satellite imagery with examples from the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

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    Rockwell, Barnaby W.

    2012-01-01

    The efficacy of airborne spectroscopic, or "hyperspectral," remote sensing for geoenvironmental watershed evaluations and deposit-scale mapping of exposed mineral deposits has been demonstrated. However, the acquisition, processing, and analysis of such airborne data at regional and national scales can be time and cost prohibitive. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor carried by the NASA Earth Observing System Terra satellite was designed for mineral mapping and the acquired data can be efficiently used to generate uniform mineral maps over very large areas. Multispectral remote sensing data acquired by the ASTER sensor were analyzed to identify and map minerals, mineral groups, hydrothermal alteration types, and vegetation groups in the western San Juan Mountains, Colorado, including the Silverton and Lake City calderas. This mapping was performed in support of multidisciplinary studies involving the predictive modeling of surface water geochemistry at watershed and regional scales. Detailed maps of minerals, vegetation groups, and water were produced from an ASTER scene using spectroscopic, expert system-based analysis techniques which have been previously described. New methodologies are presented for the modeling of hydrothermal alteration type based on the Boolean combination of the detailed mineral maps, and for the entirely automated mapping of alteration types, mineral groups, and green vegetation. Results of these methodologies are compared with the more detailed maps and with previously published mineral mapping results derived from analysis of high-resolution spectroscopic data acquired by the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) sensor. Such comparisons are also presented for other mineralized and (or) altered areas including the Goldfield and Cuprite mining districts, Nevada and the central Marysvale volcanic field, Wah Wah Mountains, and San Francisco Mountains, Utah. The automated

  8. Size and volume evaluation of the caldera collapse on Piton de la Fournaise volcano during the April 2007 eruption using ASTER stereo imagery

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    Urai, Minoru; Geshi, Nobuo; Staudacher, Thomas

    2007-01-01

    [1] The scale of summit collapse during the April 2007 eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Réunion Island, western Indian Ocean, was evaluated using before-and-after differential digital elevation models (DEMs) derived from nadir and backward-looking images from the Advanced Spaceborne Emission and Reflection radiometer (ASTER) instrument. The dimensions of horizontal length and width, volume and depth of the depression were estimated as 1,100 Â 800 m, 9.6 Â 10 7 m 3 and 320 m, respect...

  9. Countrywide digital elevation models for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania—SRTM and ASTER (phase V, deliverable 65): Chapter F in Second projet de renforcement institutionnel du secteur minier de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (PRISM-II)

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    Lee, Gregory K.

    2015-01-01

    A digital elevation model (DEM) of the entire country of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania was produced using Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data as required for deliverable 65 of the contract. In addition, because of significant recent advancements of availability, seamlessness, and validity of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) global elevation data, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) extended its efforts to include a higher resolution countrywide ASTER DEM as value added to the required Deliverable 63, which was limited to five areas within the country. Both SRTM and ASTER countrywide DEMs have been provided in ERDAS Imagine (.img) format that is also directly compatible with ESRI ArcMap, ArcGIS Explorer, and other GIS applications.

  10. Modelo para determinar as exigências de proteína para poedeiras Modelling protein utilization in laying hens

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    Nilva Kazue Sakomura

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi elaborar um modelo para estimar as exigências de proteína bruta (PB para poedeiras leves, usando o método fatorial. Para determinar as exigências de proteína bruta (PB para manutenção foi utilizada a técnica do balanço de nitrogênio. A exigência de proteína bruta para o ganho de peso foi determinada em função do conteúdo de nitrogênio na carcaça e a eficiência de utilização do nitrogênio da dieta. A exigência de PB, para produção de ovos, foi determinada considerando o teor de PB determinado nos ovos e a eficiência de deposição do nitrogênio no ovo. A partir dos valores das exigências para manutenção, para o ganho e produção foi elaborada uma equação para predizer as exigências diárias de PB (g/ ave/ dia para poedeiras: PB = 1,94. P0,75 + 0,48.G + 0,301.O, em que P = peso corporal (kg, G = ganho de peso diário (g/dia e O = massa de ovos produzida (g/ave/dia.The objective of this study was to determine a model for crude protein requirements (CP for laying hen by the factorial method. The protein maintenance requirement was determine by the nitrogen balance technique . The crude protein requirement for weight gain was determined based on body nitrogen content and nitrogen efficiency for body deposition. The crude protein requirement for egg production was determined based on the nitrogen content of eggs and nitrogen efficiency for egg deposition. Considering the requirements for maintenance, egg production and weight gain, it was elaborated a protein requirement model for laying hen: PB = 1.94xW.75 + 0.480xG + 0,301x E, where PB = requirement (g/bird/day, W = body weight (kg, G = daily weight gain (g/day and E = egg mass (g/bird/day.

  11. Situación de los sistemas de aprovechamiento de los residuos forestales para su utilización energética

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    B. Velázquez Martí

    2006-01-01

    forestal, se describen los sistemas de extracción de biomasa forestal residual derivadas de las operaciones convencionales realizadas en la gestión del monte y se plantea la metodología empleada para su valoración. Se expone cómo se pueden estimar parámetros que permiten predecir la biomasa potencial que se puede obtener de un determinado monte en las operaciones habituales de su gestión: aprovechamiento maderero, limpieza de monte bajo, creación de cortafuegos, construcción caminos o pistas forestales.

  12. Estimativa de Trichogramma pretiosum para controle de Tuta absoluta em tomateiro estaqueado Estimate of Trichogramma pretiosum to control Tuta absoluta in stalked tomato

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    Dirceu Pratissoli; Robson Thomaz Thuler; Gilberto Santos Andrade; Luiz Carlos Marozzi Zanotti; Alexandre Faria da Silva

    2005-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar o número ideal de Trichogramma pretiosum Riley a ser liberado em campo para o controle da traça-do-tomateiro Tuta absoluta (Meyrick). O experimento foi implantado em casa de vegetação, onde, 60 dias após o transplantio, plantas de tomate foram infestadas com 200 ovos do hospedeiro alternativo Anagasta kuehniella (Zeller), na proporção de 70% no terço superior das plantas, 24% no terço médio e 6% no terço inferior. Fêmeas de T. pretiosum foram liberadas na...

  13. Parámetros y tendencias genéticas para características de crecimiento predestete en la población mexicana de Simmental

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    Javier Rosales; Elzo, Mauricio A.; Moisés Montaño; Vicente Eliezer Vega

    2004-01-01

    Se utilizaron registros de pesos al nacimiento (18,383) y al destete (9,023) de la población mexicana de ganado Simmental, para estimar varianzas genéticas aditivas directas y maternas, heredabilidades, correlaciones y tendencias genéticas. La información se obtuvo en 434 hatos de socios de la Asociación Mexicana Simmental-Simbrah, entre 1980 y 1999. El grupo contemporáneo se definió como hatoaño- estación. Se utilizó un modelo animal de dos características con efectos aditivos directos y mat...

  14. Depresión en vigor por endogamia y heterosis para el rendimiento y sus componentes en zapallo cucurbita moschata duch. ex poir.

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    Espitia Camacho, Miguel Mariano; Vallejo Cabrera, Franco Alirio; Baena García, Diosdado

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    El estudio tuvo como objetivos estimar la depresión por endogamia (DE) y cuatro tipos de heterosis: promedio general (HP), promedio de progenitores (HM), heterobeltiosis (HB) y útil (HU), en dos dialélos [uno entre cinco variedades (V) y el otro entre cinco líneas endogamicas S1 (LS1), derivadas de éstas], para el rendimiento por planta (PFP), número de frutos por planta (NFP) y peso promedio de fruto (PPF). Los 30 genotipos se evaluaron en el municipio de Candelaria (Valle del Cauca, Colombi...

  15. Prevalencia de ansiedad y depresión en alcohólicos hospitalizados para desintoxicación en bogotá.

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    Ávila Cadavid, Juan David; Escobar Córdoba, Franklin; Chica Úrzola, Heydy Luz

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    Antecedentes: los diagnósticos psiquiátricos quecon mayor frecuencia se asocian a los trastornosrelacionados con el alcohol son: con uso desustancias y sus relativos, trastorno antisocial dela personalidad, trastornos afectivos, de ansiedady del sueño.Objetivo: estimar la prevalencia de síntomasdepresivos y ansiosos en una población de pacienteshospitalizados con dependencia al alcoholen servicios para desintoxicación en Bogotá.Material y métodos: pacientes hospitalizadosen centros especializ...

  16. Estado nutricional y contexto social en escolares de S. S. de Jujuy: construyendo un instrumento antropológico para el trabajo de campo

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    Quintana, Sonia B.

    2003-01-01

    Estimar el estado sanitario de una población requiere incluir además de la relación morbilidad-estado nutricional, al contexto social para la identificación de grupos vulnerables; los que serán investigados según las realidades que conforman sus espacios de vida. Nuestro objetivo es caracterizar la situación nutricional en familias, partiendo de una investigación previa que involucró a infantes y adolescentes concurrentes a la escuela primaria de un barrio de la capital jujeña. Seleccionamos ...

  17. Análisis de costo/efectividad en Colombia de los tratamientos antimicrobianos para la vaginosis bacteriana en mujeres sintomáticas no gestantes

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    Díaz Ortega, Miguel Hernando

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: existen diferentes recomendaciones para el tratamiento de la vaginosis bacteriana, sin embargo, no existe evidencia en nuestro país de la razón de costo/efectividad de estas tecnologías. Objetivo:estimar desde la perspectiva del tercer pagador la razón de costo/efectividad promedio e incremental en Colombia de la monoterapia con metronidazol oral en multidosis, metronidazol intravaginal en gel, clindamicina oral en multidosis y clindamicina intravaginal en crema, comparados c...

  18. Probabilidades de empleo-desempleo en Medellín: evidencia empírica para pensar un seguro de desempleo en Colombia

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    Probabilidades de empleo-desempleo en Medellín: evidencia empírica para pensar un seguro de desempleo en Colombia; Mejía, Luz M.; Álvaro Cardona

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    Objetivo: estimar las probabilidades de empleo-desempleo de la fuerza laboral del área metropolitana de Medellín-Colombia y analizar la duración del desempleo según características individuales y tiempo de búsqueda de empleo de un grupo de trabajadores cesantes de esta área en el año 2004, a fin de aportar evidencia científica para la toma de decisiones en materia de políticas de protección social. Metodología: estudio descriptivo de corte transversal que utilizó fuentes de información secund...

  19. ¿CUÁL ES EL CRECIMIENTO DE LARGO PLAZO DE LA ECONOMÍA CHILENA? UNA RESPUESTA FORMAL PARA UNA ANTIGUA PREGUNTA

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    Byron Idrovo

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio es estimar la tasa de crecimiento de la economía en un contexto de plena utilización de los recursos productivos. Se emplean para el análisis modelos univariados de series de tiempo, incluyendo una tendencia determinística (con quiebres de medias), y un modelo de estado-espacio que considera una tendencia estocástica y un componente cíclico, estimado por Filtro de Kalman. El componente cíclico es calculado con y sin cambios de régimen (Markov-switching models)...

  20. Como reescribir funciones aleatorias multivariadas como univariadas para hacer cokrigeage. La teoría

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    Adrian Martínez-Vargas

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available En el año 2005 Martínez-Vargas formuló un sistema de cokrigeage puro heterotópico para estimar una función aleatoria regionalizada (RF Z*(x definida como la combinación lineal de n RF's univariadas Zi(x, cuyos coeficientes 1i(x son indicatrices de un set disyuntivo de categorías i. Aparentemente este modelo se contradice pues asume que las covarianzas cruzadas existen en un mismo punto, a pesar de su carácter puramente heterotópico. Para evadir dicha contradicción se redefinió el set de RF Zi(x como una única RF Z(x,i, siendo los puntos (x,i y (x,j no coincidentes si i y j no son iguales. La heterotopía fue simplemente considerada como una omisión de la RF Z(x,. en los datos y en los puntos a estimar, no impuesta por el modelo; entonces el resultado es simplemente un caso particular del cokrigeage clásico. Con esta notación se reescribió el sistema de cokrigeage clásico como el sistema de krigeage de la RF univariada Z(x,i, asumiendo que esta posee un drift definido como m(x,i,j, donde los miembros fl(x,i,j de m(x,i,j pueden ser linealmente dependientes o independientes. Bajo esta notación el sistema de krigeage se reduce a un sistema univariado, la existencia de más de una variable o la presencia de heterotropía no impone la necesidad de manipulaciones extras para definir el sistema de ecuaciones de krigeage, incrementándose la eficiencia computacional.

  1. Landsat maps (phase V, deliverable 60), ASTER maps (phase V, deliverable 62), ASTER_DEM maps (phase V, deliverable 63), and spectral remote sensing in support of PRISM-II mineral resource assessment project, Islamic Republic of Mauritania (phase V, deliverables 61 and 64): Chapter E in Second projet de renforcement institutionnel du secteur minier de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (PRISM-II)

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    Rockwell, Barnaby W.; Knepper, Daniel H.; Horton, John D.

    2015-01-01

    Multispectral satellite data acquired by the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM), Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensors were processed and interpreted in support of the PRISM-II project (Second Projet de Renforcement Institutionnel du Secteur Minier de la Republique Islamique de Mauritanie). This report and accompanying maps constitute project deliverables 60–64. All digital data for use in Geographic Information System (GIS) and image processing software will be included in the GIS deliverable 92. Image maps in PDF format of the processed Landsat and ASTER scenes are referenced in the appendixes.

  2. Estimates of land surface heat fluxes of the Mt. Everest region over the Tibetan Plateau utilizing ASTER data

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    Han, Cunbo; Ma, Yaoming; Chen, Xuelong; Su, Zhongbo

    2016-02-01

    Regional land surface albedo, land surface temperature, net radiation flux, ground heat flux, sensible heat flux, and latent heat flux were derived in the Mt. Everest area utilizing topographical enhanced surface energy balance system (TESEBS) model and nine scenes of ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) data under clear-sky and in-situ measurements at the QOMS station (the Qomolangma Station for Atmospheric Environmental Observation and Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences). The parameterization schemes for diffused and reflected downward shortwave radiation flux of the TESEBS model were improved by introducing the parameters sky-view factor (SVF) and terrain configuration factor (Ct). Then, a so-called C-correction method for land surface albedo was coupled into the TESEBS model to reduce the influences of topography. After topographical correction, the albedo of the dark tilted surface facing away from the Sun was compensated and albedo of the brightness surface facing the Sun was restrained. The downward shortwave radiation flux was broken down into three components including solar direct radiation flux, solar diffused radiation flux, and reflected solar radiation flux by surrounding terrain. The solar diffused radiation flux ranges from about 30 to 60 W/m2 at the satellite passing time on 6 January 2008. The reflected solar radiation flux changes from 0 to more than 100 W/m2 in the area covered by glaciers and snows. Thus, it is important to take the topographical effects into account in estimation of surface radiation balance in the mountainous area, especially in the glacier area. The retrieved land surface parameters, land surface radiation balance components, and the land surface energy balance components were evaluated by the field measurements in the QOMS station. The estimated results were very close to the in-situ observations with low mean bias errors, low root mean square errors and high correlation coefficients

  3. Identification and mapping of soil erosion areas in the Blue Nile-Eastern Sudan using multispectral ASTER and MODIS satellite data and the SRTM elevation model

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    M. El Haj Tahir

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is part of a set of studies to evaluate the spatial and temporal variability of soil water in terms of natural as well as land-use changes as fundamental factors for vegetation regeneration in arid ecosystems in the Blue Nile-Sudan. The specific aim is to indicate the spatial distribution of soil erosion caused by the rains of 2006. The current study is conducted to determine whether automatic classification of multispectral Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER imagery could accurately discriminate erosion gullies. Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM is used to orthoproject ASTER data. A maximum likelihood classifier is trained with four classes, Gullies, Flat_Land, Mountains and Water and applied to images from March and December 2006. Validation is done with field data from December and January 2006/2007, and using drainage network analysis of SRTM digital elevation model. The results allow the identification of erosion gullies and subsequent estimation of eroded area. Consequently the results were up-scaled using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS images of the same dates. Because the selected study site is representative of the wider Blue Nile province, it is expected that the approach presented could be applied to larger areas.

  4. Preliminary development plan of the ALR, the laser rangefinder for the ASTER deep space mission to the 2001 SN263 asteroid

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    Antonio Gil Vicente de Brum

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The Brazilian deep space mission ASTER, as temporarily named, plans to send a small spacecraft to encounter and investigate the triple asteroid 2001-SN263. The launch is scheduled (initially to occur in 2015, arriving in 2018. The main motivation of the mission is the development of technology and expertise to leverage the national space sector. Within the scientific goals, the investigation of the still unknown asteroid 2001-SN263. The main project guideline is to aggregate the widest possible Brazilian involvement in the platform, the development and operation of subsystems, integration, payload, as well as in the tracking, navigation, guidance and control of the probe. To meet this guideline, among others, the decision for the development of a laser altimeter in Brazil to fly in the mission was taken. This effort is currently coordinated by a group of researchers from the aerospace engineering personnel of UFABC. This article presents the preliminary development plan for the design of this instrument, which was called ALR (ASTER Laser Rangefinder.

  5. Development of a Model for Estimation of Acacia Senegal Tree Biomass Using Allometry and Aster Satellite Imagery at Ennuhud, West Kordofan State, Sudan

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    Elamin, Hatim; Elnour Adam, Hassan; Csaplovics, Elmar

    The current paper deals with the development of a biomass model for Acacia senegal trees by applying allometric equations for ground data combined with ASTER satellite data sets. The current study is conducted around Ennuhud area which is located in Ennuhud locality in West Kordofan State, Sudan. Primary data are obtained by application of random sampling around Ennuhud town where Acacia senegal tree species is abundant. Ten sample units are taken. Each unit contains five sample plots (15x15 m), one in the centre and the others in the four directions 100 m away from the centre forming a total of 50 sample plots. The tree coordinates, diameter/diameters (diameter at breast height ≥ 5 cm), height and crown diameters will be recorded. Sensor data were acquired from ASTER remote sensing satellite (29.03.2007 & 26.01.2011) and integrated with the in-situ data. The expected findings allow for the calculation of the mean diameter of trees. The tree above ground biomass (TAGB), tree below ground biomass (TBGB) and the tree total biomass (TTB) of Acacia senegal are computed consequently. Remotely sensed data are integrated with the ground data for creating the data base for calculating the correlation of the relationship between the two methods of data collection. The application of allometric equations is useful as a non-destructive method for biomass estimation by the application of remote sensing is recommended for biomass modelling over large areas. Keywords: Biomass model, Acacia senegal tree, remote sensing, Ennuhud, North Kordofan

  6. Condição de contorno para calibração de reflectômetro usado para medição de água no solo

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    Paulo Ivonir Gubiani; Dalvan José Reinert; José Miguel Reichert; Neiva Somavila Gelain

    2015-01-01

    A reflectometria no domínio do tempo (TDR, na sigla em inglês) é uma técnica indireta usada para estimar o conteúdo de água do solo (θ) em função de sua constante dielétrica aparente (Ka). Neste estudo, o objetivo principal foi investigar as consequências de se incluir ou não medidas de Ka em água, na elaboração da curva de calibração do TDR. Foram avaliados horizontes de solo com 0,13kg kg-1, 0,23kg kg-1 e 0,64kg kg-1de argila. Para cada horizonte, a Ka foi medida em amostras desde solo seco...

  7. Um estudo sobre as filas para transplantes no Sistema Único de Saúde brasileiro

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    Marinho Alexandre

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho estuda as filas para transplantes no Sistema Único de Saúde, estabelecendo um quadro geral da situação deste problema no Brasil. Os tempos de espera para transplantes de diversos órgãos sólidos são estimados, em cenários alternativos, com o auxílio de um modelo de teoria das filas (queueing theory. O modelo permite estimar as elasticidades dos tempos de espera em relação às taxas de chegada de pacientes de prestação de serviços do sistema. Os prazos de espera são longos e bastante sensíveis às variações na demanda e na oferta de órgãos. Existem possibilidades significativas de redução dos prazos de espera nas filas.

  8. Aportes para la estimación de la huella de carbono en los grandes asentamientos urbanos de Argentina

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    Rosana Ferraro

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El cambio climático y su efecto más inmediato, el calentamiento global, plantean desafíos para la gestión ambiental de las ciudades. Uno de ellos es estimar su huella de carbono con la finalidad de morigerar los potenciales impactos. El presente trabajo propone calcular las emisiones de CO2 producidas por las actividades antrópicas de los 15 asentamientos urbanos de Argentina de más de 300.000 habitantes. Para ello se analizaron por localidad los consumos de energía eléctrica y se calcularon las emisiones de CO2 por sector de demanda eléctrica. Los resultados muestran que Argentina, en general, y los grandes asentamientos, en particular, tienen una baja contribución de emisiones de CO2, que se asocian en orden decreciente con la actividad industrial, residencial y comercial.

  9. Uso de puntos de referencia y de representaciones gráficas para resolver tareas numéricas en secundaria

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    Rut Almeida

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se reflexiona sobre dos componentes del sentido numérico: el uso de puntos de referencia y de representaciones gráficas para estimar cantidades y operaciones (con números naturales, decimales y fracciones. Se presentan los resultados de una prueba escrita contestada por 47 estudiantes de educación secundaria. Los resultados indican dificultades de los estudiantes para hacer uso de puntos de referencia numéricos y para construir sus propias representaciones gráficas, prefiriendo métodos basados en reglas. Mejores resultados se obtuvieron en la estimación numérica a partir de gráficas ya dadas. Los resultados más bajos se corresponden con tareas en las que están implicadas las fracciones.

  10. Modelo binomial para la valoración de empresas y los efectos de la deuda: escudo fiscal y liquidación de la firma

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    Gastón Silverio Milanesi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En este documento se propone un modelo binomial para valorar empresas, proyectando y condicionando escenarios de continuidad o liquidación de la firma. El modelo se basa en la Teoría de Opciones Reales para estimar el valor de la firma, que resulta de un balance explícito de las ventajas y riesgos de tomar deuda. El trabajo se estructura de la siguiente manera: Primeramente, la introducción y desarrollo del modelo teórico; luego se ilustra mediante un caso de aplicación, comparando los resultados obtenidos con el modelo de descuento de flujos de fondos. Se sensibilizan variables como: endeudamiento, tasa de impuesto y volatilidad para analizar el impacto en el valor de la empresa. Finalmente, se describen las ventajas del modelo propuesto.

  11. Combining ASTER multispectral imagery analysis and support vector machines for rapid and cost-effective post-fire assessment: a case study from the Greek wildland fires of 2007

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    Petropoulos, G. P.; Knorr, W.; Scholze, M.; Boschetti, L.; Karantounias, G.

    2010-02-01

    Remote sensing is increasingly being used as a cost-effective and practical solution for the rapid evaluation of impacts from wildland fires. The present study investigates the use of the support vector machine (SVM) classification method with multispectral data from the Advanced Spectral Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) for obtaining a rapid and cost effective post-fire assessment in a Mediterranean setting. A further objective is to perform a detailed intercomparison of available burnt area datasets for one of the most catastrophic forest fire events that occurred near the Greek capital during the summer of 2007. For this purpose, two ASTER scenes were acquired, one before and one closely after the fire episode. Cartography of the burnt area was obtained by classifying each multi-band ASTER image into a number of discrete classes using the SVM classifier supported by land use/cover information from the CORINE 2000 land nomenclature. Overall verification of the derived thematic maps based on the classification statistics yielded results with a mean overall accuracy of 94.6% and a mean Kappa coefficient of 0.93. In addition, the burnt area estimate derived from the post-fire ASTER image was found to have an average difference of 9.63% from those reported by other operationally-offered burnt area datasets available for the test region.

  12. Combining ASTER multispectral imagery analysis and support vector machines for rapid and cost-effective post-fire assessment: a case study from the Greek wildland fires of 2007

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    G. P. Petropoulos

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Remote sensing is increasingly being used as a cost-effective and practical solution for the rapid evaluation of impacts from wildland fires. The present study investigates the use of the support vector machine (SVM classification method with multispectral data from the Advanced Spectral Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER for obtaining a rapid and cost effective post-fire assessment in a Mediterranean setting. A further objective is to perform a detailed intercomparison of available burnt area datasets for one of the most catastrophic forest fire events that occurred near the Greek capital during the summer of 2007. For this purpose, two ASTER scenes were acquired, one before and one closely after the fire episode. Cartography of the burnt area was obtained by classifying each multi-band ASTER image into a number of discrete classes using the SVM classifier supported by land use/cover information from the CORINE 2000 land nomenclature. Overall verification of the derived thematic maps based on the classification statistics yielded results with a mean overall accuracy of 94.6% and a mean Kappa coefficient of 0.93. In addition, the burnt area estimate derived from the post-fire ASTER image was found to have an average difference of 9.63% from those reported by other operationally-offered burnt area datasets available for the test region.

  13. Diseño de un sistema de hibridación in Silico para el mapeo de genes funcionales de la comunidad microbiana del suelo a partir de datos provenientes de técnicas de secuenciación de alto rendimiento

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    Torres Estupiñan, Guillermo Gonzalo

    2014-01-01

    La producción actual a gran escala y a bajo costo de secuencias han permitido el auge de las aproximaciones metagenómicas para explorar la información genómica almacenada en los diversos ecosistemas del planeta. Esto brinda la oportunidad de experimentar nuevas metodologías para el mapeo de genes funcionales, de manera que se pueda estimar la capacidad funcional inherente de las comunidades microbianas. El Sistema de Hibridación In silico es una aproximación de clasificación taxonómica ...

  14. Evaluación de dos pruebas de inmunoblot con antígeno hidatídico de caprino y ovino para el diagnóstico de equinococosis humana Evaluation of two immunoblot tests with goat and sheep hydatid antigen for human echinococcosis diagnosis

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    Eduardo Miranda; franko Velarde; José Somocurcio; Eduardo Ayala

    2010-01-01

    Para estimar el valor diagnóstico del antígeno hidatídico de caprino y de ovino en la prueba de inmunoblot para echinococosis quística, se usó 135 sueros, de los cuales 70 procedían de pacientes con hidatidosis confirmada por el hallazgo de protoescólices y membrana en el estudio anatomopatológico con la pieza quirúrgica; 45 a pacientes con otras enfermedades parasitarias y 20 a personas aparentemente sanas. La sensibilidad, la especificidad, el valor predictivo positivo y negativo de la prue...

  15. Modelos de demanda por manzanas frescas chilenas en países de la Unión Europea Equações de demanda para maçãs frescas, chilenas, em países da União Européia

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    Germán Lobos Andrade; Loreto Gutiérrez Bravo; Karen Pinto Briso

    2005-01-01

    Se usó la técnica de regresión de mínimos cuadrados ordinarios para estimar la demanda por importaciones de manzanas frescas exportadas por Chile en cinco países de la Unión Europea. Para las estimaciones se utilizaron observaciones anuales del periodo 1984 a 2003. Los resultados demuestran que (1) la demanda por importaciones de manzanas frescas chilenas depende de las tradicionales variables ingreso o gasto en consumo per cápita, (2) los precios relativos y la variación del tipo de cambio r...

  16. Uso de índices de reflectância das folhas para avaliar o nível de nitrogênio em grama-bermuda Leaves reflectance index of the bermuda grass to evaluate the nutritional status in nitrogen

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    Claudinei Paulo de Lima; Clarice Backes; Dirceu Maximino Fernandes; Alessandro José Marques Santos; Leandro José Grava de Godoy; Roberto Lyra Villas Bôas

    2012-01-01

    A reflectância da folha em determinados comprimentos de onda pode ser uma alternativa para estimar a concentração de nitrogênio (N) na planta, devido à relação entre o teor de clorofila e de N no tecido foliar. Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar índices da cor verde em grama-bermuda para predizer o nível de N na planta. O experimento foi conduzido em área comercial de produção de grama-bermuda, localizada na cidade de Capela do Alto/SP. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi de blocos...

  17. Tuberculose em Salvador: custos para o sistema de saúde e para as famílias

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A tuberculose é uma das maiores causas de mortalidade no mundo, porém seus efeitos econômicos são pouco conhecidos. O objetivo do estudo foi o de estimar os custos do tratamento e prevenção da tuberculose para o sistema de saúde (público e privado e para as famílias. MÉTODOS: O estudo foi realizado no município de Salvador, BA, em 1999. Os dados para estimação dos custos para o sistema de saúde foram coletados nas secretarias de saúde, centros de saúde e em uma entidade filantrópica. Os custos públicos e privados foram estimados pela metodologia da contabilidade de custos. Os dados de custos para as famílias foram coletados por meio de questionários e incluem despesas com transporte, alimentação e outros, bem como as perdas de renda associadas à doença. RESULTADOS: O custo médio para tratamento de um caso novo de tuberculose foi de aproximadamente R$186,00 (US$103; para o tratamento de um paciente multiresistente o custo foi 27 vezes mais alto. Os custos para o serviço público corresponderam a 65% em internações, 32% em tratamento e apenas 3% em prevenção. As famílias comprometeram cerca de 33% da sua renda com despesas relacionadas a tuberculose. CONCLUSÕES: Apesar do fato das famílias não terem que pagar por medicamentos e tratamento, dado que este serviço é oferecido pelo Estado, os custos familiares ligados a perda de rendimentos devido a doença foram muito elevados. A proporção utilizada em prevenção pelo serviço público é pequena. Um maior investimento em campanhas de prevenção poderia não somente diminuir o número de casos, mas também, levar a um diagnósticos precoce, diminuindo os custos associados à hospitalização. A falta de um sistema integrado de custos não permite a visualização dos custos nos diversos setores.

  18. Um novo modelo de previsão de demanda para inovações radicais

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    Donald Neumann

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um novo modelo para a previsão de demanda de inovações radicais baseada em simulação de Dinâmica de Sistemas que combina conceitos do modelo de difusão de Bass e do modelo de escolha discreta. Diferentemente de outras abordagens existentes, esta proposta permite estimar não somente a fatia de mercado do produto, mas também seu comportamento no tempo (timing, a partir das preferências individuais do consumidor e das forças que as influenciam. O modelo proposto pode ser facilmente parametrizado através da Conjoint Analysis e foi testado em escala real no mercado alemão de carros elétricos. Os resultados obtidos colocam em evidência o potencial da abordagem proposta, auxiliando na compreensão dos principais fatores na escolha desse produto.

  19. Diabetes mellitus tipo 2 y frecuencia de acciones para su prevención y control

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    Aída Jiménez-Corona; Aguilar-Salinas, Carlos A; Rosalba Rojas-Martínez; Mauricio Hernández-Ávila

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    Objetivo. Estimar la frecuencia de medidas de prevención y control para diabetes tipo 2 en población mexicana. Material y métodos. La ENSANUT 2012 es una encuesta con representatividad nacional, con diseño de muestreo probabilístico, multietápico, estratificado y por conglomerados. En este análisis se utilizó la información de 46 277 adultos mayores de 20 años. El análisis se efectuó utilizando Stata 12. Resultados. La prevalencia de diabetes por diagnóstico previo fue de 9.2% (6.4 millones)...

  20. Study of the structural changes in the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico related to microseismicity by applying the lineament analysis to the Aster (Terra) satellite data

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    Arellano-Baeza, A A; Trejo-Soto, M

    2007-01-01

    Mexico is one of the most volcanically active regions in North America. Volcanic activity in central Mexico is associated with the subduction of the Cocos and Rivera plates beneath the North American plate. Periods of enhanced microseismic activity, associated with the volcanic activity of the Popocatepetl volcano is compared with periods, during which the microseismic activity was low. We detected systematical changes in the number of lineaments, associated with the microseismic activity due to lineament analysis of a temporal sequence of high resolution satellite images of the Popocatepetl volcano, provided by the ASTER/VNIR instrument. The Lineament Extraction and Stripes Statistic Analysis (LESSA) software package was used for the lineament extraction. In the future it would allow develop a methodology for detection of possible elevation of pressure in volcano edifice.

  1. Primary study on seedings classification of Aster tataricus L.f%祁紫菀种苗质量分级标准的初步研究

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    田汝美; 孟义江; 葛淑俊

    2011-01-01

    The main problem in Aster tataricus L. F. Production is there is no rule registered to control the seedlings quality. Making a seedling classification criteria and distributing the good quality seedlings are the base to improve the yield and quality of Aster. In this paper quality classification standard was studied with 17 germplasms collected from Anguo, Hebei province. Taking stem hair number, stem diameter and shoot distance as the main factors, adopting the orthogonal experiment design L9(34) for seedlings treatments, multi-factors field trails, randomized block design,the Aster seedlings were divided into three grades by investigating the relationship between the graded seedling and agronomic traits such as seedling emergence,growth vigor, plant height, yield and quality etc, The stem hair of seedling grade 1st is above 4 and stem diameter is above 0. 3 cm. They had high germination percentage, the best vigorous growth and highest yield. The grade 2nd , the number of stem hair is no less than 2 and stem diameter is greater than or equal to 0. 25 cm. Grade 3rd :the sum of stem hair is less than 4 and the stem diameter is less than 0. 25 cm. The yield of former two grades is about 700 - 800 kg/ 667 m2 thus could be used as seedlings for production. The grading standards provided effective theoretical basis for the Aster seedings breeding.%针对紫菀生产中种苗来源混乱、质量参差不齐等主要问题,本研究搜集整理出河北安国紫菀种苗17份,以茎毛数、茎粗和芽距为主要因素,采取正交试验设计L9(34)进行种苗不同处理,田间种植采取多因素多点、随机区组设计,以出苗率、生长势、株高和产量等性状为依据,把紫菀种苗划分为3级.其中,1级种苗茎毛数>4,茎粗>0.3 cm,出苗率高,植株生长最旺盛,产量最高;2级种苗茎毛数为≥2个,茎粗为≥0.25 cm,3级种苗茎毛数<2个,茎粗<0.25 cm,1级、2级种苗产量在700~800 kg/667 m2,

  2. Instrumental neutron activation analysis of site-dependent uptake and distribution of trace elements in the saltmarsh plant Aster tripolium from marsh fields in the Schelde estuary, Netherlands

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    As part of an environmental chemical investigation the uptake of heavy metals by a saltmarsh plant Aster tripolium from two differently polluted salt marsh sites of the North Sea between 20 to 30 trace elements were determined in soil and plant organs. A sensitive gamma ray counting system was installed and tested for instrumental activation analyses (INAA). Installations to improve sensitivity as well as conditions necessary for reliable trace element analysis with the aid of Anticompton spectrometers (ACS) are described. The accuracy and reproducibility of the method was determined by the analysis of reference- and control materials of the german environmental specimen bank. In order to characterise the state of pollution of the salt marsh soils pollution-factors for single elements as well as interelemental correlations were evaluated. In addition, uptake and translocation factors of the biological samples were calculated. The many highly significant correlations between elements within the plant organs indicated that uptake appears to be physiologicaly controlled and not dependent on soil concentration. In order to detect further consequences of differing pollution influences within these plants biochemical separation techniques were applied and trace element levels in selected extracts were determined. For the specification of heavy metals gelpermeation chromatography of ethanolic extracts proved to be the most promising method. Furthermore, propositions for the use of trace elements as a fingerprint for pollution status and characterisation of species for referenz- and specimenbank materials have been developed. Aster tripolium as a cadmium accumulating plant can probably be used as an indicator in the monitoring of cadmium polluted salt marsh areas. (orig.)

  3. Unraveling Hydrocarbon Microseepages in Onshore Basins Using Spectral-Spatial Processing of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Data

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    Lammoglia, Talita; de Souza Filho, Carlos Roberto

    2013-05-01

    This study focuses on the spectral characterization of superficial effects caused by natural gaseous hydrocarbon (HC) escapes (microseepages) on onshore basins and means to detect the phenomena using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) imagery. The Northern Tucano basin (NTB) (Brazil) displays archetypal onshore microseepages, and it is used here as a case study area. Regional HC geochemical data yielded from NTB soil samples helped to outline the strategies for imagery processing and assessment of results. We firstly devised a generic detection model for onshore basins in which microseepages indicated by HC geochemistry should spatially match a number of surface expressions with key remote sensing signatures, such as bleached soil and rocks (i.e., reduction in Fe3+ to Fe2+), concentration of specific clays (kaolinite), and carbonates (siderite) and geobotanical markers. These evidences guided the use of remote sensing data and information extraction techniques to find more sites favorable to host HC microseepages in the NTB. ASTER data processed through spectral mixing analysis and supervised and unsupervised neural network systems highlighted sites where features predicted in the detection model concurred seamlessly with geochemical anomalies. The approach also revealed other sites with similar characteristics, but for which no geochemical data exist. These sites are taken as new potential targets for the presence of microseepages and possibly HC reservoirs. The research demonstrated the potential of remote sensing data and spectral-spatial methodologies for economical, onshore detection of HCs for exploration purposes. Potential ramifications of the study include indirect detection of gaseous HC reservoirs in terrestrial planets (fostering the search for signs of life) and depiction of non-negligible, replenishable continental sources of HC emissions on Earth that may contribute to global warming.

  4. Validation and Performance Evaluations of Methods for Estimating Land Surface Temperatures from ASTER Data in the Middle Reach of the Heihe River Basin, Northwest China

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    Ji Zhou

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Validation and performance evaluations are beneficial for developing methods that estimate the remotely sensed land surface temperature (LST. However, such evaluations for Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER data are rare. By selecting the middle reach of the Heihe River basin (HRB, China, as the study area, the atmospheric correction (AC, mono-window (MW, single-channel (SC, and split-window (SW methods were evaluated based on in situ measured LSTs. Results demonstrate that the influences of surface heterogeneity on the validation are significant in the study area. For the AC, MW, and SC methods, the LSTs estimated from channel 13 are more accurate than those from channel 14 in general cases. When the in situ measured atmospheric profiles are available, the AC method has the highest accuracy, with a root-mean squared error (RMSE of about 1.4–1.5 K at the homogenous oasis sites. In actual application without sufficient in situ measured inputs, the MW method is highly accurate; the RMSE is around 1.5–1.6 K. The SC method systematically overestimates LSTs and it is sensitive to error in the water vapor content. The two SW methods are simple to use but their performances are limited by accuracies, revealed by the simulation dataset. Therefore, when the in situ atmospheric profiles are available, the AC method is recommended to generate reliable ASTER LSTs for modeling the eco-hydrological processes in the middle reach of the HRB. When sufficient in situ measured inputs are not available, the MW method can be used instead.

  5. Temporal monitoring of radiative heat flux from the craters of Tendürek volcano (East Anatolia, Turkey) using ASTER satellite imagery

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    Ulusoy, İnan

    2014-05-01

    Tendürek volcano is situated in the Eastern Anatolia near Turkish-Iranian border. It is one of the youngest volcanoes of Eastern Anatolia and it is a polygenetic, basaltic shield volcano formed by successive basalt flows. Tendürek is characterized by alkaline volcanism. Holocene and historical activity has been reported. Hydrothermal activity have been observed on the twin summit craters. Fumaroles, steam vents, steam/gas emission and zones of hot grounds have been reported. In order to quantify and to determine a base value for the current thermal state of the volcano, we used ASTER Thermal Infrared spectra. Four ASTER daytime and nighttime images have been used to calculate radiative heat flux from the craters. Heat flux calculations have been made using three nighttime images and a daytime image acquired in 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2012. Images have been atmospherically corrected, temperature and emissivity have been separated and Land Surface Temperature (LST) has been calculated from 5 thermal bands. LST images have been topographically corrected. Heat flux have been calculated using corrected surface temperature data, emissivity, vapor pressure and height-dependent air temperature values. Maximum temperature anomalies observed were 9.0 °C and 15.9 °C for the western and eastern craters respectively. Heat flux is estimated between 14.4 and 25.2 W/m² at the western crater and between 16.5 and 49.4 W/m² at the eastern crater. These values are well correlated with other known low-level activity volcanoes such as Yellowstone, Stromboli and Nisyros, whereas they are lower than that of observed at Vulcano.

  6. Metodología para la estimación del peligro sísmico con base en la teoría de vibraciones aleatorias

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    Jesús Valdés González

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se pretende mostrar la metodología a seguir para estimar el peligro sísmico en un sitio que cuenta con escasa información al respecto. Para ello se formulan y aplican dos planteamientos deterministas diferentes (teoría de vibraciones aleatorias y simulación de acelerogramas usando registros pequeños como funciones de Green empíricas por medio de los cuales es posible estimar el peligro sísmico que enfrenta el sitio que se estudia. En particular se analiza el caso de la ciudad de Toluca y se estudian dos grandes temblores, el primero corresponde al temblor del 19 de septiembre de 1985 (Ms= 8.1 cuya intensidad se considera la máxima registrada en dicha ciudad, el segundo evento se refiere a un temblor hipotético de magnitud Ms= 8.3 en la brecha de Guerrero. Adicionalmente se analizan otros dos tipos de temblores (falla normal y Acambay que pudiesen afectar el sitio en estudio. El peligro sísmico se valora en términos de los espectros de respuesta elásticos de los sismos analizados.

  7. El liberalsocialismo para Bobbio y para nosotros

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    Bovero, Michelangelo

    2006-01-01

    Partiendo de las ideas sobre el liberalsocialismo en el pensamiento de Norberto BOBBIO y hallando en el ámbito del constitucionalismo el terreno propicio, no ya para un compromiso, sino para una forma de reconciliación entre la tradición liberal y la socialista, el autor propone una caracterización del liberalsocialismo articulada en dos niveles: en un “liberalsocialismo mínimo” (o liberalsocialismo para la democracia), entendido como un “mínimo indispensable para la democracia”, y en un “lib...

  8. Contribución al diseño de lazos de realimentación electrónica para microsistemas electromecánicos (MEMS) resonantes: ruido de fase generado en lazos osciladores por sus realimentaciones

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    Malo Gomez, Javier

    2015-01-01

    En 1966, D. B. Leeson publicó el artículo titulado “A simple model of feedback oscillator noise spectrum” en el que, mediante una ecuación obtenida de forma heurística y basada en parámetros conocidos de los osciladores, proponía un modelo para estimar el espectro de potencia que cuantifica el Ruido de Fase de estos osciladores. Este Ruido de Fase pone de manifiesto las fluctuaciones aleatorias que se producen en la fase de la señal de salida de cualquier oscilador de frecuencia f_0. Desde en...

  9. Asignación Universal por Hijo para la Protección Social: impacto sobre el bienestar económico y el desarrollo humano de la infancia

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    Agustín Salvia; Ianina Tuñón; Santiago Poy Piñeiro

    2015-01-01

    El artículo propone estimar el impacto de la Asignación Universal por Hijo sobre el bienestar económico de la infancia, la seguridad alimentaria, la escolarización, y el trabajo infantil. Se realiza una evaluación cuasi-experimental a través de un método de apareamiento denominado propensity score matching. Los datos provienen de las bases apiladas de la Encuesta de la Deuda Social Argentina (EDSA) del Programa del Observatorio de la Deuda Social Argentina (UCA) para los años 2010, 2011 y 201...

  10. Priorización de pacientes en lista de espera para cirugía de cataratas: diferencias en las preferencias entre ciudadanos Prioritizing patients on waiting list for cataract surgery: preference differences among citizens

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    Laura Sampietro-Colom; Mireia Espallargues; Mercè Comas; Eva Rodríguez; Xavier Castells; José Luis Pinto

    2006-01-01

    Objetivos: Estimar y comparar las preferencias de los ciudadanos sobre la priorización de pacientes en lista de espera para cirugía de cataratas. Método: Análisis de conjunto. Identificación y selección de criterios de priorización: 4 grupos focales/nominales de población general, pacientes/familiares, profesionales relacionados, y especialistas de Catalunya (n = 36). Estimación de las preferencias (puntuaciones de los criterios): entrevista a una muestra representativa de los 4 grupos (n = 7...

  11. Concordancia entre la radiografía periapical convencional y la radiografía digital para la estimación de la altura ósea en pacientes con enfermedad periodontal crónica localizada sin tratar

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    Simancas Pallares, Miguel Angel

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo: estimar la concordancia entre la radiografía periapical convencional y la radiografía digital directa para la estimación de la altura ósea en pacientes con enfermedad periodontal crónica localizada sin tratar. Materiales y métodos: se realizó un estudio de pruebas diagnósticas, concordancia consistencia. Se seleccionaron pacientes con diagnóstico de periodontitis crónica localizada sin tratar, escogiendo el diente con peor pronóstico (nivel de inserción clínico) y se realizaron d...

  12. Estimación bayesiana de componentes de (co)varianza en Brangus argentino para caracteres de res mediante el algoritmo FCG Bayesian estimation of (co) variance components in Argentinian Brangus for carcass traits using the FCG algorithm

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    Cantet, R. J. C.; A. N. Birchmeier

    2010-01-01

    Se emplearon los datos de 2273 toritos y vaquillonas Brangus para estimar las heredabilidades (h²) y las correlaciones aditivas y ambientales de caracteres de calidad de carne medidos por ultrasonido. Los registros provenían del programa de evaluación genética de la Asociación Argentina de Brangus. Los caracteres medidos fueron el área del ojo del bife (AOB), el marmoreado (MB), la grasa dorsal (GD) y la grasa de cadera (GC). La edad media de los animales al momento de la medición fue 641 día...

  13. EFECTOS HETERÓTICOS Y HABILIDAD COMBINATORIA PARA EL RENDIMIENTO POR PLANTA EN Cucurbita moschata DUCH. Ex Poir HETEROTIC EFFECTS AND COMBINING ABILITY FOR YIELD PER PLANT IN Cucurbita moschata DUCH. Ex Poir

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    Miguel Mariano Espitia Camacho; Franco Alirio Vallejo Cabrera; Diosdado Baena García

    2006-01-01

    El estudio tuvo como objetivos estimar los efectos heteróticos y de habilidad combinatoria (HCG) y específica (HCE), para el rendimiento/planta (RFP), en dos dialelos [uno entre cinco variedades (VAR) y el otro entre cinco líneas endogámicas S1 (LS1), derivadas de éstas], mediante las metodologías propuestas por Gardner y Eberhart (GyE: 1966: Análisis II) y Hallauer y Miranda (HyM:1981). Los genotipos se evaluaron en Candelaria (Valle del Cauca, Colombia), en un diseño de bloques comp...

  14. DEPRESIÓN EN VIGOR POR ENDOGAMIA Y HETEROSIS PARA EL RENDIMIENTO Y SUS COMPONENTES EN ZAPALLO Cucurbita moschata Duch. Ex Poir INBREEDING DEPRESSION AND HETEROSIS FOR YIELD AND ITS COMPONENTS IN PUMPKIN Cucurbita moschata Duch. Ex Poir

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    Miguel Mariano Espitia Camacho; Franco Alirio Vallejo Cabrera; Diosdado Baena García

    2006-01-01

    El estudio tuvo como objetivos estimar la depresión por endogamia (DE) y cuatro tipos de heterosis: promedio general (HP), promedio de progenitores (HM), heterobeltiosis (HB) y útil (HU), en dos dialélos [uno entre cinco variedades (V) y el otro entre cinco líneas endogamicas S1 (LS1), derivadas de éstas], para el rendimiento por planta (PFP), número de frutos por planta (NFP) y peso promedio de fruto (PPF). Los 30 genotipos se evaluaron en el municipio de Candelaria (Valle del Cauca,...

  15. PREVALENCIA DE ANSIEDAD Y DEPRESIÓN EN ALCOHÓLICOS HOSPITALIZADOS PARA DESINTOXICACIÓN EN BOGOTÁ Prevalence of anxiety and depression in bed alcoholics for deintoxication in Bogota

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    Juan David Ávila Cadavid; Franklin Escobar Córdoba; Heydy Luz Chica Úrzola

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    Antecedentes: los diagnósticos psiquiátricos que con mayor frecuencia se asocian a los trastornos relacionados con el alcohol son: con uso de sustancias y sus relativos, trastorno antisocial de la personalidad, trastornos afectivos, de ansiedad y del sueño. Objetivo: estimar la prevalencia de síntomas depresivos y ansiosos en una población de pacientes hospitalizados con dependencia al alcohol en servicios para desintoxicación en Bogotá. Material y métodos: pacientes hospitalizados en centros...

  16. Estimación de umbrales de acción para la mosca blanca Paraleyrodes Quaintance pos. Bondari: (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aleyrodidae) en aguacate (Persea americana MILL) Hass y Lorena en el Fresno, Tolima, Colombia

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    Caicedo Riascos, Luis Sigifredo

    2014-01-01

    La mosca blanca Paraleyrodes Quaintance pos. bondari es plaga limitante en la producción de aguacate cultivar Lorena y Hass en el municipio de Fresno, norte del Tolima, primer departamento productor en Colombia. El objetivo de trabajo consistió en determinar un método de muestreo que permitiera estimar umbrales de acción preliminares (UAp), definir el nivel de daño económico (NDE) y finalmente establecer umbrales de acción (UA) para poblaciones naturales de P. pos. bondari en f...

  17. Metodologia para estudo do volume e densidade absoluta da placenta humana de termo

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    Del Nero Ulisses

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: comparar duas metodologias para o cálculo do volume placentário em gestações normais de termo: a do princípio de Arquimedes e a do volume do cilindro, para estimar a densidade absoluta da placenta. Definir a metodologia mais adequada para o cálculo do volume e densidade placentários, que se relacione com o peso e classificação do recém-nascido. MÉTODOS: foram estudadas 50 placentas provenientes de gestações de termo sem complicações e calculados o volume e a densidade absoluta placentários: a pelo princípio de Arquimedes e b na suposição de que a placenta seria uma secção de cilindro com duas alturas diferentes do bolo placentário: com a altura média e com a altura da média aritmética do centro e extremidades. As densidades absolutas placentárias foram calculadas pelo quociente entre o peso ao ar da placenta e os diferentes volumes. RESULTADOS: a maioria das gestantes eram multíparas, idade média de 25,4 anos, volume placentário médio entre 547,8 e 610 cmsuperscript three e densidade média entre 0,94 e 1,14 g/cmsuperscript three, dependendo da metodologia empregada. CONCLUSÕES: a metodologia mais adequada para estimar o volume placentário no termo foi a do princípio de Arquimedes, pela melhor correlação com o peso dos recém-nascidos, o índice placentário e a classificação do peso dos recém-nascidos em relação à idade gestacional.

  18. Propuesta de Métricas para Proyectos de Explotación de Información

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    Diego Basso

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Los Proyectos de Explotación de Información requieren de un proceso de planificación para estimar el esfuerzo, el tiempo y medir diferentes aspectos del producto para garantizar la calidad del mismo. Los procesos de desarrollo tradicionales y las métricas usuales de la Ingeniería de Software y la Ingeniería del Conocimiento no son adecuados para estos proyectos, ya que las etapas de desarrollo y los parámetros utilizados son de naturaleza y características diferentes. En ese contexto, se ha definido un Modelo de Proceso de Desarrollo para Proyectos Explotación de Información. No obstante, existe la necesidad de abordar métricas específicas aplicables a este proceso. En esta investigación se propone un conjunto de métricas aplicables al desarrollo de un proyecto de Explotación de Información para PyMEs, centrado en el Modelo de Proceso de Desarrollo mencionado.

  19. Educación para la vida: el gran reto

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    Gustavo Torroella González Mora

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available La educación para la vida es el gran reto de la sociedad a comienzos del siglo XXI. Se presenta una nueva pedagogía, basada en varios postulados: aprender a vivir es el tema más importante de estudio; las potencialidades humanas son la principal riqueza de un país; el desarrollo de las potencialidades de la persona es la tarea principal a realizar, tanto a nivel individual como social. Se analizan una serie de preguntas básicas relacionadas con quién soy yo, cómo enfrentar los problemas, cómo transformarme a mí mismo y al mundo a mi alrededor, etc. es preciso tomar en consideración tanto las necesidades superiores (espirituales o metanecesidades como las necesidades de déficit. Lo primero que el ser humano hace en el mundo es estimar, apreciar los valores (valencias o la importancia de las cosas, o sea, valorar; en este sentido los valores son el fundamento de la cognición y el motor primordial de la conducta. Se presenta y analiza la jerarquía de valores, su papel en la educación y el lugar que tiene en la construcción de la vida humana.

  20. Modelación acoplada de aguas superficiales y subterráneas para la gestión conjunta del recurso hídrico.

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    Estrada Restrepo, Óscar Andrés; Vélez Upegui, Jaime Ignacio; Restrepo Tamayo, Carlos Augusto; Vélez Otálvaro, María Victoria

    2010-01-01

    Se presenta una metodología de modelación acoplada de aguas superficiales y subterráneas a partir de la integración de un modelo de flujo subterráneo (MODFLOW) con un modelo hidrológico que permite estimar la producción de escorrentía superficial y la recarga de los acuíferos, para tener una aproximación cuantitativa de la interacción río-acuífero y que sirva como herramienta de apoyo para tomar decisiones en la gestión del uso conjunto de aguas superficiales y subterráneas.

  1. Modelos de calibração e a espectroscopia no infravermelho próximo para predição das propriedades químicas e da densidade básica da madeira de Eucalyptus.

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    Lívia Cássia Viana

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available A espectroscopia no infravermelho próximo (NIRS surge no campo das ciências florestais como método não destrutivo, rápido e preciso capaz de predizer propriedades tecnológicas da madeira. O objetivo deste trabalho foi aplicar a técnica NIRS para desenvolvimento de modelos de calibração para estimar as propriedades químicas e a densidade básica da madeira de Eucalyptus. Foram utilizados clones de Eucalyptus de três anos de idade, provenientes de plantios comerciais nas localidades de Cocais, Guanhães, Rio Doce-Ipaba e Santa Bárbara, estado de Minas Gerais. As propriedades químicas da madeira e a densidade básica das árvores foram determinadas por metodologia tradicional e correlacionadas com as leituras espectrais por meio da regressão dos mínimos quadrados parciais. As calibrações para estimar a densidade básica da madeira apresentaram coeficientes de correlação em validação cruzada (Rcv variando de 0,56 a 0,97 e relação de desempenho do desvio (RPD entre 1,1 e 4,7. Os modelos desenvolvidos para estimar o teor de xilanas e glicanas apresentaram Rcv variando de 0,39 a 0,88 e RPD de 1,1 a 2,1. Para o teor de celulose, lignina e extrativos os modelos de calibração apresentaram Rcv entre 0,10 e 0,87 e valores de RPD entre 0,9 e 2,0. A calibração para predição da relação S/G que apresentou o melhor ajuste (Rcv = 0,90 e RPD = 2,3 foi a que representa as árvores amostradas em Rio Doce. Os modelos de calibração desenvolvidos por meio da espectroscopia no infravermelho próximo mostraram-se eficientes para a densidade básica e propriedades químicas da madeira de clones de Eucalyptus.

  2. Estimativa dos componentes de variância e herdabilidade para formato de fruto em porongo: Lagenaria siceraria (Mol. Standl Variance components and heritability estimation for fruit shape in bottlegourd: Lagenaria siceraria (Mol. Standl

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    Dilson António Bisognin

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento das estimativas dos componentes de variância e da herdabilidade de importantes características agronómicas, como é o caso do formato de fruto em porongo, é fundamental para definir as estratégias de seleção e estimar o ganho genético. Progênies de meio-irmãos de porongo foram avaliadas com os objetivos de: (i estimar os componentes de variância e de covariância; (ii estimar a herdabilidade do caráter formato de fruto e; (iii delinear algumas inferências em relação ao ganho genético obtido com seleçâo de frutos individuais em porongo. Componentes de variância genética significativos foram obtidos para diâmetro maior e do pescoço da cuia e, ambiental, para formato de fruto. A estimativa de herdabilidade para o caráter formato de fruto, para seleçâo em nível de frutos individuais, foi intermediária (0,36, e moderadamente alta para médias de famílias (0,53. Seleçâo massal entre médias ou dentro de famílias de meio-irmãos é o método de melhoramento mais apropriado para seleçâo do caráter formato de fruto em porongo.Variance components and heritability estimation of agronomic traits, such as fruit shape in bottlegourd are very importam to define selection strategies and to estimate selection gain. Nine progénies of half-sib families were evaluated aiming to estimate variance and covariance components, the heritability of fruit shape and to understand the origin of the genetic gain with mass selection in bottlegourd fruits. Significative estimates were found for genetic variance of large diameter and neck diameter o f the "cuia" (commercial part of the bottlegourd and for environmental variance of fruit shape. Heritability estimate for fruit shape selection based on fruit was moderately (0.36 and moderately high for family mean (0.53. Mass selection based upon mean population performance or within populations is the breeding method more appropriate for improvement of fruit shape in bottlegourd.

  3. Modeling urban heat islands in heterogeneous land surface and its correlation with impervious surface area by using night-time ASTER satellite data in highly urbanizing city, Delhi-India

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    Mallick, Javed; Rahman, Atiqur; Singh, Chander Kumar

    2013-08-01

    The present study is an assessment and identification of urban heat island (UHI) in the environment of one of the fastest urbanizing city of India, Delhi Metropolis, employing satellite image of ASTER and Landsat 7 ETM+ in the thermal infrared region 3-14 μm. Temporal (2001 and 2005) ASTER datasets were used to analyze the spatial structure of the thermal urban environment subsequently urban heat island (UHI) in relation to the urban surface characteristics and land use/land cover (LULC). The study involves derivation of parameters governing the surface heat fluxes, constructing statistics of ASTER thermal infrared images along with validation through intensive in situ measurements. The average images reveal spatial and temporal variations of land surface temperature (LST) of night-time and distinct microclimatic patterns. Central Business District (CBD) of Delhi, (Connaught Place, a high density built up area), and commercial/industrial areas display heat islands condition with a temperature greater than 4 °C compared to the suburbs. The small increase in surface temperature at city level is mainly attributed to cumulative impact of human activities, changes in LULC pattern and vegetation density. In this study the methodology takes into account spatially-relative surface temperatures and impervious surface fraction value to measure surface UHI intensity between the urban land cover and rural surroundings. Both the spatial and temporal variation in surface temperature associated with impervious surface area (ISA) has been evaluated to assess the effect of urbanization on the local climate.

  4. Should ascitis volume and anthropometric measurements be estimated in hospitalized alcoholic cirrotics? ¿Es conveniente estimar el volumen ascítico y las medidas antropométricas en pacientes hospitalizados cirróticos?

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    E. M. Silva

    2012-12-01

    para la evaluación del pronóstico. En un coorte homogéneo de pacientes acompañados por dos años estas variables fueron escrutinadas, con el objetivo de determinar su releváncia para los resultados clínicos de largo plazo. Métodos: La población (N = 25, todos hombres con cirrosis alcohólica fue recrutada entre pacientes hospitalizados por ascitis no complicada. Los critérios de exclusión fueron ascitis tensa o refractária, peritonitis bacteriana espontánea, varices sangrantes y enfermedad crítica. Los métodos involucraron volumen ascítico estimado ultrasonograficamente, el índice seco de masa corporal/IMC seco, antropometria del brazo, recuentos hematológicos y pruebas de función hepática. Resultados: La población (edad 48,3 ± 11,3 años, IMC 21,1 ± 3,5 kg/m², albumina sérica 2,5 ± 0,8 g/dL encontrabase predominantemente en la categoria Child-Pugh C (77,8% , pero clinicamente estable. En el período de seguimiente de 22,6 ± 3,8 meses hubo 1,7 ± 1,0 hospitalizaciones adicionales por paciente, y mas de una cuarta parte sucumbió. El volumen ascítico de admisión fue de 7,1 ± 3,6 L y el IMC seco de 18,3 ± 3,5 kg/m². El indice de Child-Pugh fue relevante tanto para mortalidad como para rehospitalización. Asociaciones similares para mortalidad fueron demonstradas para volumen ascítico y para IMC seco, y la circunferencia del brazo abajo del 5º percentil fue un indicador muy significativo para rehospitalización. Conclusiones: Una asociación mas importante que lo hasta ahora publicado ocurrió entre volumen ascítico y antropometria de una parte, y mortalidad asimismo rehospitalización de otra parte, en pacientes masculinos cirróticos alcohólicos estables. Estúdios adicionales con cirrosis alcohólica y de otras modalidades incluyendo mujeres son recomendados.

  5. 基于光学立体和 InSAR 的 Grove 山地区DEM 建立和分析%GENERATION AND COMPARISON OF ASTER DEM AND INSAR DEM OF THE GROVE MOUNTAINS AREA

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    万雷; 周春霞; 鄂栋臣

    2015-01-01

    本文分别利用光学立体和InSAR技术生成了东南极Grove山地区15 m分辨率的ASTER DEM和20 m分辨率的InSAR DEM。在利用ASTER立体像对生成DEM的过程中引入ICESat测高数据作为高程控制以减少错误匹配,提高DEM垂直精度;而在利用ERS tandem数据生成DEM后,选取ICESat测高数据对InSAR DEM进行倾斜面纠正,以消除基线不精确估计等带来的影响。通过与未作控制的ICESat测高数据进行比较,评价了两种DEM的精度并对误差进行了分析。同时,比较了两种DEM的差异,并分析了造成这些差异的原因,探讨了两种技术生成南极冰盖DEM的优势和不足。最后结合两DEM的优势,融合生成了Grove山地区高精度的DEM。%A 15-m ASTER Digital Elevation Model ( DEM) of the Grove Mountains area which is located at 72°45′S, 75°00′E was generated by optical stereo technique and an InSAR DEM with resolution of 20 m was derived.ICESat data were introduced in the process of the ASTER DEM construction, and utilized to correct the InSAR DEM.ICE-Sat footprints were used as elevation control points during the ASTER DEM generation to reduce mismatching points.Finally, the vertical accuracy of the DEM was improved.The InSAR DEM was corrected using the quadrat-ic polynomial with ICESat footprints as control points.And this correction has been designed to eliminate errors in-troduced by inaccurate estimations of the baseline.The accuracies of the ASTER and InSAR DEMs were evaluated using another set of ICESat data and the major error sources were discussed.Furthermore, the two DEMs were com-pared and analyzed.The specific advantages and disadvantages of these two techniques in DEM construction of the ice sheet in Antarctica were elaborated, and the advantages of both DEMs were combined to generate a high-accura-cy DEM of the Grove Mountains area.

  6. Modelo dinámico para la estimación temprana de esfuerzo en proyectos de desarrollo de software

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    Full Text Available Existen modelos para estimación del esfuerzo requerido en proyectos software que presentan limitaciones cuando se utilizan en etapas tempranas del ciclo de vida de desarrollo. En este artículo se presenta una revisión de los modelos existentes y se describe un nuevo modelo capaz de estimar esfuerzo en las primeras etapas del desarrollo, cuyas entradas dependen de históricos de proyectos realizados y de la experiencia de proyectos similares. El modelo expuesto en este artículo fue resultado de un proyecto de investigación aplicada realizado entre la Universidad de Antioquia y Orbitel S. A., con el objetivo de estimar el esfuerzo requerido por los analistas de la Gerencia de Informática para la creación y operación de soluciones. Considerando los históricos disponibles en Orbitel, nuestro modelo entrega estimaciones precisas desde el punto de vista estadístico. Adicionalmente, el modelo propuesto puede ser simulado con una herramienta orientada a la Web.There are models for estimation of the effort required in software projects that present limitations when they are used in early stages of the service life of development. In this article a revision of the existing models is presented and a new model able of estimating effort in the first stages of the development is described, whose entrances depend on both historical of projects made and on the experience of similar projects. The model exposed in this article was the result of an applied research project done between Universidad de Antioquia and Orbitel S.A., with the objective of considering the effort required by the analysts of the Management of Computer science for the creation and operation of solutions. Considering the historical available in Orbitel, our model gives precise estimations from the statistical point of view. Additionally, the proposed model can be simulated with a tool oriented to the Web.

  7. Recent changes in Imja Glacial Lake and its damming moraine in the Nepal Himalaya revealed by in situ surveys and multi-temporal ASTER imagery

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    Changes in the area and bathymetry of Imja Glacial Lake and in the elevation of its damming moraine, Khumbu region, Nepal Himalaya are investigated. Previously reported changes in the lake area have been updated by multi-temporal ASTER images, which revealed a decreased expansion rate after 2000. A provisional expansion of the lake observed in 2004, from which some studies concluded an accelerated lake expansion due to global warming, has, from 2005, subsided to the glacier surface. Bathymetric changes for the period 1992-2002 that were first obtained for Himalayan glacial lakes suggest that the melting of debris-covered ice beneath the lake is insignificant in terms of the increase in lake volume, and that the retreat of a glacier in contact with the lake by calving is essential for the lake's expansion. Changes in the height of a damming moraine for the period 2001-2007 suggest a continuous surface lowering near the lake, though the lowering rates are smaller than those for the period 1989-1994.

  8. Recent changes in Imja Glacial Lake and its damming moraine in the Nepal Himalaya revealed by in situ surveys and multi-temporal ASTER imagery

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    Fujita, Koji; Sakai, Akiko; Nuimura, Takayuki [Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan); Yamaguchi, Satoru [Snow and Ice Research Center, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Nagaoka 940-0821 (Japan); Sharma, Rishi R [Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu (Nepal)

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    Changes in the area and bathymetry of Imja Glacial Lake and in the elevation of its damming moraine, Khumbu region, Nepal Himalaya are investigated. Previously reported changes in the lake area have been updated by multi-temporal ASTER images, which revealed a decreased expansion rate after 2000. A provisional expansion of the lake observed in 2004, from which some studies concluded an accelerated lake expansion due to global warming, has, from 2005, subsided to the glacier surface. Bathymetric changes for the period 1992-2002 that were first obtained for Himalayan glacial lakes suggest that the melting of debris-covered ice beneath the lake is insignificant in terms of the increase in lake volume, and that the retreat of a glacier in contact with the lake by calving is essential for the lake's expansion. Changes in the height of a damming moraine for the period 2001-2007 suggest a continuous surface lowering near the lake, though the lowering rates are smaller than those for the period 1989-1994.

  9. Accuracy assessment of the U.S. Geological Survey National Elevation Dataset, and comparison with other large-area elevation datasets: SRTM and ASTER

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    Gesch, Dean B.; Oimoen, Michael J.; Evans, Gayla A.

    2014-01-01

    The National Elevation Dataset (NED) is the primary elevation data product produced and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The NED provides seamless raster elevation data of the conterminous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. island territories, Mexico, and Canada. The NED is derived from diverse source datasets that are processed to a specification with consistent resolutions, coordinate system, elevation units, and horizontal and vertical datums. The NED serves as the elevation layer of The National Map, and it provides basic elevation information for earth science studies and mapping applications in the United States and most of North America. An important part of supporting scientific and operational use of the NED is provision of thorough dataset documentation including data quality and accuracy metrics. The focus of this report is on the vertical accuracy of the NED and on comparison of the NED with other similar large-area elevation datasets, namely data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER).

  10. Antiviral activity of the plant extracts from Thuja orientalis, Aster spathulifolius, and Pinus thunbergii against influenza virus A/PR/8/34.

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    Won, Ji-Na; Lee, Seo-Yong; Song, Dae-sub; Poo, Haryoung

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    Influenza viruses cause significant morbidity and mortality in humans through epidemics or pandemics. Currently, two classes of anti-influenza virus drugs, M2 ion-channel inhibitors (amantadin and rimantadine) and neuraminidase inhibitors (oseltamivir and zanamivir), have been used for the treatment of the influenza virus infection. Since the resistance to these drugs has been reported, the development of a new antiviral agent is necessary. In this study, we examined the antiviral efficacy of the plant extracts against the influenza A/PR/8/34 infection. In vitro, the antiviral activities of the plant extracts were investigated using the cell-based screening. Three plant extracts, Thuja orientalis, Aster spathulifolius, and Pinus thunbergii, were shown to induce a high cell viability rate after the infection with the influenza A/PR/8/34 virus. The antiviral activity of the plant extracts also increased as a function of the concentration of the extracts and these extracts significantly reduced the visible cytopathic effect caused by virus infections. Furthermore, the treatment with T. orientalis was shown to have a stronger inhibitory effect than that with A. spathulifolius or P. thunbergii. These results may suggest that T. orientalis has anti-influenza A/PR/8/34 activity. PMID:23314378

  11. Estimating Thermal Energy Emission and Eruption Rates at Guatemalan Volcanoes Using Thermal Data From a FLIR Camera, ASTER and MODIS Data Sources

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    Bowman, L. J.; Kapelanczyk, L.; Colvin, A. S.; Matias, O.; Rose, W. I.

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    Analysis of thermal images taken with a Forward-Looking Infrared camera has allowed us to establish a baseline data set for three open vent volcanoes in Guatemala that vary in composition from dacite (Santiaguito) to basalt (Fuego and Pacaya). This allows for the evaluation of eruption rates using remote sensing and provides satellite thermal remote sensing validations. The field data were collected during two field trips in 2008. The Santiaguito data have been atmospherically corrected and analyzed to allow estimates of the emitted thermal energy and also the equivalent eruption rate (Rose, et al 2008). Using similar techniques, data from Pacaya volcano were analyzed to obtain estimated emission of thermal energy along with observations of vent morphology. The long term goal is to employ a variety of thermal remote sensing tools, including data comparison from ASTER and MODIS sources, in order to closely monitor eruption rates at open vent volcanoes, such as Santiaguito, Fuego and Pacaya. Ultimately, eruption rate estimates at these volcanoes may lead to improved hazard forecasts.

  12. Principle and geomorphological applicability of summit level and base level technique using Aster Gdem satellite-derived data and the original software Baz

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This article presents principle and geomorphological applicability of summit level technique using Aster Gdem satellite-derived topographicdata. Summit level corresponds to thevirtualtopographic surface constituted bylocalhighest points, such as peaks and plateau tops, and reconstitutes palaeo-geomorphology before the drainage erosion. Summit level map is efficient for reconstitution of palaeo-surfaces and detection of active tectonic movement. Base level is thevirtualsurface composed oflocallowest points, as valley bottoms. The difference between summit level and base level is called relief amount. Thesevirtualmapsareconstructed by theoriginalsoftwareBaz. Themacroconcavity index, MCI, is calculated from summit level and relief amount maps. The volume-normalised three-dimensional concavity index, TCI, is calculated from hypsometric diagram. The massifs with high erosive resistance tend to have convex general form and low MCI and TCI. Those with low resistance have concave form and high MCI and TCI. The diagram of TCI vs. MCI permits to distinguish erosive characteristics of massifs according to their constituent rocks. The base level map for ocean bottom detects the basement tectonic uplift which occurred before the formation of the volcanic seamounts.

  13. Calibração regional e local da equação de Hargreaves para estimativa da evapotranspiração de referência Regional and local calibration of Hargreaves equation for estimating reference evapotranspiration

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    Diego Simões Fernandes

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available A equação de Penman-Monteith FAO-56 (EToPM tem sido recomendada pela FAO, Organização para a Alimentação e Agricultura das Nações Unidas (ONU, como padrão para estimar a evapotranspiração de referência (ETo. Essa equação requer muitas variáveis que não estão disponíveis na maioria das estações meteorológicas no Brasil central. Por outro lado, a equação de Hargreaves é considerada simples e demanda somente dados de temperatura máxima e mínima para estimar a ETo. Entretanto, essa equação requer um ajuste local. Esse estudo analisa a possibilidade de utilizar a equação de Hargreaves ajustada para estimar a ETo no estado de Goiás. Para isso, os parâmetros empíricos, HC (coeficiente empírico de Hargreaves e HE (expoente empírico de Hargreaves, da equação de Hargreaves foram ajustados considerando dois processos, ajuste local (HGR - Hargreaves ajuste local e ajuste regional (HGL - Hargreaves ajuste regional. Para o HGL, os parâmetros empíricos foram ajustados para cada estação meteorológica. Já, para o HGR, os parâmetros empíricos foram ajustados considerando conjuntamente os dados de todas as estações meteorológicas. A equação de Hargreaves ajustada para ambos os processos, local e regional, apresentou valores de ERQM de 17,95 e 21,93%, respectivamente, considerando o conjunto total de dados climáticos. A equação de Hargreaves ajustada localmente ou regionalmente é uma opção para estimar os valores diários de ETo no Estado de Goiás em locais em que a disponibilidade de dados climáticos é limitada.The FAO-56 Penman-Monteith equation (EToPM has been recommended by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO of the United Nations as the standard equation for estimating reference evapotranspiration (ETo. The FAO-56 PM equation requires numerous weather data that are not available in most of the stations of Brazil central. On the other hand, the Hargreaves equation is a more simple equation for

  14. Amostragem seqüencial com base na lei de Taylor para levantamento de Spodoptera frugiperda na cultura do milho

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    Farias Paulo Roberto Silva

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    Full Text Available A lagarta do cartucho do milho é uma das principais pragas do milho nas Américas, podendo ocorrer durante todos os estágios de crescimento da cultura, causando perdas de 15 a 37% na produção. Neste trabalho estudou-se a distribuição espacial dessa praga no campo, com a finalidade de desenvolver um sistema de amostragem para estimar sua densidade populacional. Na área cultivada com milho foram selecionados 3 campos experimentais de 40 m x 250 m cada, divididos em 100 parcelas cada. Foram contados o número de lagartas pequenas e grandes de S. frugiperda nas folhas e no cartucho das plantas, em 10 plantas ao acaso por parcela, num total de 1000 plantas por campo, em 5, 5 e 4 datas de amostragem, respectivamente. Lagartas menores que 1 cm eram consideradas pequenas e lagartas maiores que 1 cm, grandes. Foram estimados os parâmetros da lei de Taylor, sendo as estimativas dos parâmetros das regressões altamente significativas para todas as categorias larvais. O parâmetro b da lei de Taylor para lagarta pequena foi igual a 1,57, indicando que a forma de distribuição dessa categoria larval é agregada. Para lagartas grandes o parâmetro b foi igual a 0,79, o que conduz a um tipo de distribuição tendendo para aleatoriedade. Para o número total de lagartas os resultados são equivalentes aos obtidos para lagartas pequenas. Foi desenvolvido um plano de amostragem seqüencial com base nos parâmetros da lei de Taylor.

  15. Microcefalia no Estado de Pernambuco, Brasil: características epidemiológicas e avaliação da acurácia diagnóstica dos pontos de corte adotados para notificação de caso

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    Wayner Vieira de Souza; Thalia Velho Barreto de Araújo; Maria de Fátima P. Militão de Albuquerque; Maria Cynthia Braga; Ricardo Arraes de Alencar Ximenes; Demócrito de Barros Miranda-Filho; Luciana Caroline Albuquerque Bezerra; George Santiago Dimech; Patrícia Ismael de Carvalho; Romildo Siqueira de Assunção; Roselene Hans Santos; Wanderson Kleber de Oliveira; Laura Cunha Rodrigues; Celina Maria Turchi Martelli

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    Resumo: O aumento das notificações de casos de microcefalia em Pernambuco, Brasil, e no Nordeste caracterizou uma epidemia que levou o Ministério da Saúde a decretar emergência nacional de saúde pública. Inicialmente, o Ministério da Saúde definiu como suspeitos recém-nascidos de 37 semanas ou mais de idade gestacional (IG) e com perímetro cefálico (PC) ≤ 33cm, tendo, em dezembro de 2015, reduzido essa medida para 32cm. Este estudo objetivou estimar a acurácia, a sensibilidade e a especificid...

  16. Desarrollo y aplicaci??n de modelo neuroborroso para la predicci??n del precio de la acci??n de Ecopetrol en la Bolsa de Valores de Colombia mediante la utilizaci??n de indicadores t??cnicos y fundamentales y variables macroecon??micas

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    Rend??n G??mez, Camilo

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    Los modelos de predicci??n de precios de activos financieros han captado la atenci??n de investigadores e inversionistas debido a las posibles rentabilidades que se podr??an obtener en caso de estimar valores acertados -- El presente trabajo presenta un modelo neuroborroso en el cual se combinan indicadores t??cnicos y fundamentales y variables macroecon??micas, comprendidas entre enero de 2010 y febrero de 2015, para predecir el precio de la acci??n de Ecopetrol en la Bolsa de Valores de Col...

  17. Normas para vivienda

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    El Seminario Taller Normas para Vivienda, analiza los efectos de las normas vigentes en el país, sobre el desarrollo urbano, la vivienda y la calidad de vida, para participar en la discusión del Estatuto Metropolitano de Usos del Suelo, Urbanismo y Construcción. Se presenta en este Boletín algunos resultados del trabajo realizado.

  18. Fatores ambientais associados ao tempo de decisão para procura de atendimento no infarto do miocárdio

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    Fernanda Carneiro Mussi

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se estimar o tempo de decisão para procura de atendimento (TD para homens e mulheres com infarto agudo do miocárdio (IAM; analisar a influência de variáveis ambientais no TD e a interação entre gênero e variáveis ambientais para o desfecho TD. Estudo transversal, envolvendo cem pacientes, entrevistados em hospitais de Salvador. Na análise dos dados empregou-se o Qui-quadrado ou Exato de Fisher e o Modelo de Regressão Linear Robusto. Predominou o IAM ocorrido no domicílio, familiares no entorno, e os pacientes sendo alvo de ações equivocadas. Observou-se TD elevado para mulheres (0,9h e homens (1,4h. Aqueles em casa no início dos sintomas tiveram maior TD, comparados aos no trabalho e menor em relação aos em via pública (p=0,047. Houve interação estatisticamente significante entre gênero e viver acompanhado; e entre gênero e ter companheiro e filhos no entorno, para o desfecho TD. O cuidar em enfermagem focalizado nas especificidades de fatores ambientais e de gênero pode otimizar o atendimento precoce.

  19. Cálculo del flujo ambiental como sustento para la reserva de agua al ambiente del río Piaxtla, Sinaloa, México

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    Full Text Available El cálculo del caudal fluvial necesario para mantener los servicios ambientales de los diferentes tipos de cuenca en los ríos de México, ha sido un elemento a cum - plir en la Norma Mexicana, lo que permite una adecuada administración del recurso hídrico. Para dicho cálculo se han propuesto diferentes metodologías, una de las cuales por su sencillez es la hidrológica, requiriendo para ello una base de datos de escurrimientos que permitan determinar el volumen de agua necesario para las funciones de los ecosiste - mas. Con base en lo anterior, el objetivo de este estudio fue estimar dicho caudal en el río Piaxtla, Sinaloa. Para ello se compararon bases de datos de escurrimientos de 36 y nueve años que mostraron diferencias fundamentalmente entre la frecuencia de las máximas avenidas y sus orígenes, lo que recomienda contar con base de datos mayores a veinte años; sin embargo, en el cálculo final del caudal ambiental los resultados fueron semejantes, es decir, reservar del volumen total del escurrimiento el 62.1% considerando un lapso de 36 años de estudio y 57.7% tomando en cuenta nueve años de información.

  20. ELEMENTOS PARA OBTENER EL MÓDULO DE REACCIÓN DE SUBRASANTE

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    IVÁN FERNANDO OTÁLVARO

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    Full Text Available En la actualidad el análisis tensión deformación del conjunto estructura-geomaterial se suele abordar apartir de modelos discretos, en algunas ocasiones mediante métodos numéricos tales como los elementos finitos. Sin embargo, sigue siendo bastante común representar los geomateriales a partir de la hipótesis de Winkler, ya que ofrece una mayor simplicidad para efectos de cálculo y es posible modelar simultáneamente el suelo y la estructura de cimentación. En este documento se describen los métodos más comunes empleados para determinar o estimar el coeficiente de reacción de la subrasante, o coeficiente de balasto, conocido también como kS de Winkler. Adicionalmente se muestra el efecto en el kS de algunos factores composicionales y ambientales que afectan el comportamiento del suelo, incluyendo algunos ejemplos en suelos residuales tropicales.

  1. Modelos de supervivencia adecuados para análisis actuariales de mortalidad.

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    Medina lópez, Ana

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    Full Text Available En el seguro de vida, se destacará el interés de los denominados modelos o funciones de supervivencia como instrumentos imprescindibles en distintas fases del análisis de mortalidad. El estudio se adaptará a los mejores datos reales disponibles en las aseguradoras respecto de la población objetivo (población asegurable: datos de pólizas que evitan sesgos derivados del uso de tablas de población general. Se analizará la utilidad de los modelos de supervivencia actuarial a tres niveles. En primer lugar, se mostrará la necesidad de utilizar hipótesis de mortalidad intraintervalo para estimar las probabilidades anuales de muerte que permitan obtener un modelo tabular. En segundo lugar, los modelos se emplearán en la denominada graduación paramétrica para mejorar las estimaciones iniciales incorporando información sobre relaciones existentes en el conjunto de estimaciones y sobre creencias previas a las observaciones. En tercer lugar, nuevos modelos serán los instrumentos que proyecten el fenómeno de la mortalidad a futuro según la dinamicidad del colectivo estudiado respecto a la mortalidad. Se presentará una visión actual de las posibilidades existentes, valorando las alternativas y trabajos empíricos ya realizados, y ofreciendo nuevas posibilidades.

  2. para la valoración de tierras rurales en Guatemala

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    Mario Eddy Díaz Visquerra

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    Full Text Available Se estima el valor de las tierras rurales del país con objeto de facilitar de forma objetiva los procesos de financiamiento de fincas, para el establecimiento de comunidades agrarias sostenibles. En esta investigación se analizaron mediante trabajo de campo 64 fincas en vías de mercado para estimar relaciones entre el precio por unidad de área y una serie de variables independientes tanto cuantitativas como cualitativas mediante análisis de regresión múltiple. Con significancia del 5% se concluye que las variables que ejercen mayor efecto sobre el valor de las tierras rurales son: la región natural donde están ubicadas las fincas.el área.la distancia a la cabecera departamental y la infraestructura vial de acceso (con o sin asfalto. Se determinaron modelos estadísticos de tipo logarítmico de la forma:LN (Precio·ha -1 = β 0 + β 1 LN (área+ β 2 LN (distancia cabecera departamental.

  3. EarthEnv-DEM90: A nearly-global, void-free, multi-scale smoothed, 90m digital elevation model from fused ASTER and SRTM data

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    Robinson, Natalie; Regetz, James; Guralnick, Robert P.

    2014-01-01

    A variety of DEM products are available to the public at no cost, though all are characterized by trade-offs in spatial coverage, data resolution, and quality. The absence of a high-resolution, high-quality, well-described and vetted, free, global consensus product was the impetus for the creation of a new DEM product described here, 'EarthEnv-DEM90'. This new DEM is a compilation dataset constructed via rigorous techniques by which ASTER GDEM2 and CGIAR-CSI v4.1 products were fused into a quality-enhanced, consistent grid of elevation estimates that spans ∼91% of the globe. EarthEnv-DEM90 was assembled using methods for seamlessly merging input datasets, thoroughly filling voids, and smoothing data irregularities (e.g. those caused by DEM noise) from the approximated surface. The result is a DEM product in which elevational artifacts are strongly mitigated from the input data fusion zone, substantial voids are filled in the northern-most regions of the globe, and the entire DEM exhibits reduced terrain noise. As important as the final product is a well defined methodology, along with new processing techniques and careful attention to final outputs, that extends the value and usability of the work beyond just this single product. Finally, we outline EarthEnv-DEM90 acquisition instructions and metadata availability, so that researchers can obtain this high-resolution, high-quality, nearly-global new DEM product for the study of wide-ranging global phenomena.

  4. Exploiting Maximum Entropy method and ASTER data for assessing debris flow and debris slide susceptibility for the Giampilieri catchment (north-eastern Sicily, Italy).

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    Lombardo, L.

    2016-07-18

    This study aims at evaluating the performance of the Maximum Entropy method in assessing landslide susceptibility, exploiting topographic and multispectral remote sensing predictors. We selected the catchment of the Giampilieri stream, which is located in the north-eastern sector of Sicily (southern Italy), as test site. On 1/10/2009, a storm rainfall triggered in this area hundreds of debris flow/avalanche phenomena causing extensive economical damage and loss of life. Within this area a presence-only-based statistical method was applied to obtain susceptibility models capable of distinguish future activation sites of debris flow and debris slide, which where the main source failure mechanisms for flow or avalanche type propagation. The set of predictors used in this experiment comprised primary and secondary topographic attributes, derived by processing a high resolution digital elevation model, CORINE land cover data and a set of vegetation and mineral indices obtained by processing multispectral ASTER images. All the selected data sources are dated before the disaster. A spatially random partition technique was adopted for validation, generating fifty replicates for each of the two considered movement typologies in order to assess accuracy, precision and reliability of the models. The debris slide and debris flow susceptibility models produced high performances with the first type being the best fitted. The evaluation of the probability estimates around the mean value for each mapped pixel shows an inverted relation, with the most robust models corresponding to the debris flows. With respect to the role of each predictor within the modelling phase, debris flows appeared to be primarily controlled by topographic attributes whilst the debris slides were better explained by remotely sensed derived indices, particularly by the occurrence of previous wildfires across the slope. The overall excellent performances of the two models suggest promising perspectives for

  5. Evaluation of ASTER GDEM2 in Comparison with GDEM1, SRTM DEM and Topographic-Map-Derived DEM Using Inundation Area Analysis and RTK-dGPS Data

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    Beni Raharjo

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluates the quality of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Radiometer-Global Digital Elevation Model version 2 (ASTER GDEM2 in comparison with the previous version (GDEM1 as well as the Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM DEM and topographic-map-derived DEM (Topo-DEM using inundation area analysis for the projected location of the Karian dam, Indonesia. In addition, the vertical accuracy of each DEM is evaluated using the Real-Time Kinematic differential Global Positioning Systems (RTK-dGPS data obtained from an intensive geodetic survey. The results of the inundation area analysis show that GDEM2 produced a higher maximum contour level (MCL (64 m than did GDEM1 (55 m, and thus, GDME2 has a better quality. In addition, the GDEM2-derived MCL is similar to those produced by SRTM DEM (69 m and Topo-DEM (62 m. The improvement in the contour level in GDEM2 is believed to be related to the successful removal of voids (artifacts and anomalies present in GDEM1. However, our RTK-dGPS results show that the vertical accuracy of GDEM2 is much lower than that of GDEM1 and the other DEMs, which is contradictory to the accuracy stated in the GDEM2 validation document. The vertical profiles of all DEMs show that GDEM2 contains a comparatively large number of undulation effects, thereby resulting in higher root mean square error (RMSE values. These undulation effects may have been introduced during the GDEM2 validation process. Although the results of this study may be site-specific, it is important that they be considered for the improvement of the next GDEM version.

  6. Preliminary results for a semi-automated quantification of site effects using geomorphometry and ASTER satellite data for Mozambique, Pakistan and Turkey

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    Alan Yong; Susan E Hough; Michael J Abrams; Christopher J Wills

    2008-11-01

    Estimation of the degree of local seismic wave amplification (site effects) requires precise information about the local site conditions. In many regions of the world, local geologic information is either sparse or is not readily available. Because of this, seismic hazard maps for countries such as Mozambique, Pakistan and Turkey are developed without consideration of site factors and, therefore, do not provide a complete assessment of future hazards. Where local geologic information is available, details on the traditional maps often lack the precision (better than 1:10,000 scale) or the level of information required for modern seismic microzonation requirements. We use high-resolution (1:50,000) satellite imagery and newly developed image analysis methods to begin addressing this problem. Our imagery, consisting of optical data and digital elevation models (DEMs), is recorded from the ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) sensor system. We apply a semi-automated, object-oriented, multi-resolution feature segmentation method to identify and extract local terrain features. Then we classify the terrain types into mountain, piedmont and basin units using geomorphometry (topographic slope) as our parameter. Next, on the basis of the site classification schemes from the Wills and Silva (1998) study and the Wills et al (2000) and Wills and Clahan (2006) maps of California, we assign the local terrain units with 30 (the average seismic shear-wave velocity through the upper 30m of the subsurface) ranges for selected regions in Mozambique, Pakistan and Turkey. We find that the applicability of our site class assignments in each region is a good first-approximation for quantifying local site conditions and that additional work, such as the verification of the terrain’s compositional rigidity, is needed.

  7. Quando só restam ossos : estudo da degradação e alteração óssea para estimativa do intervalo post-mortem

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    Buekenhout, Inês

    2014-01-01

    A estimativa do intervalo post-mortem (PMI – Post Mortem Interval) é fundamental para a reconstrução dos eventos que envolvem a morte de um indivíduo, sendo que nos últimos anos o antropólogo forense tem vindo a desenvolver um papel importante nesta área. Apesar de ser uma questão pertinente em termos judiciais, a estimativa do PMI reveste-se de uma particular dificuldade, não só devido à ausência de métodos fiáveis para o estimar como também devido à variabilidade do processo de decomposição...

  8. Implementación de método Heliosat para la estimación de la radiación solar a partir de imágenes de satélite

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    Olcoz Larrayoz, Asier

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo del proyecto es la implementación de los algoritmos de la última versión disponible del método Heliosat para estimar la radiación solar a partir de las imágenes de satélite. En la actualidad, CENER tiene implementada una combinación que emplea partes del Heliosat-1 y Heliosat-2 a tal efecto. En primer lugar se realiza una búsqueda bibliográfica para determinar cuál es la versión publicada más reciente del algoritmo. A continuación se implementa en lenguaje de progra...

  9. Algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado com base na teoria da resposta ao item para a estimação da usabilidade de sites de e-commerce

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    Fernando de Jesus Moreira Junior

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo propõe um algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado baseado na teoria da resposta ao item, desenvolvido para estimar o grau de usabilidade de sites de e-commerce. Cinco algoritmos baseados no critério da máxima informação foram desenvolvidos e testados via simulação. O algoritmo com o melhor desempenho foi aplicado nos dados reais de 361 sites de e-commerce. Os resultados mostraram que o algoritmo desenvolvido consegue obter uma boa estimativa para o grau de usabilidade de sites de e-commerce com a aplicação de 13 itens.

  10. Dinámica erosión/sedimentación: diseño y aplicación del Modelo de Erosión/Sedimentación para la Cuenca del Río Nosara (MES)

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    Aurora Hernández Ulate

    2010-01-01

    El Modelo de Erosión/Sedimentaciónpara la Cuenca del Río Nosara (MES)se ha diseñado para estimar las áreasque son susceptibles a la erosión o a lasedimentación. Este modelo combina capascon información de la textura del suelo, laprofundidad, la geomorfología, la pendiente,la precipitación y el uso de la tierra en unSistema de Información Geográfico (SIG).Los resultados obtenidos para la cuenca deestudio con la interpolación de las capas enel SIG mostraron cómo en 1979, las áreasafectadas por ...

  11. Coeficiente de rugosidade de Manning para o rio Paracatu Manning roughness coefficient for Paracatu river, Brazil

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    Guilherme B. Lyra

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Pela teoria do escoamento em canais abertos, o coeficiente de rugosidade de Manning é um dos principais parâmetros para descrição da vazão sobre uma superfície. Uma das dificuldades da aplicação da equação de Manning é a definição do seu coeficiente de rugosidade em rios e canais, razão pela qual o presente estudo tem como objetivo, estimar o coeficiente de rugosidade de Manning para os períodos de vazão mínima e máxima média mensal, em alguns trechos do rio Paracatu, e propor um modelo baseado em redes neurais artificiais para estimar o coeficiente de rugosidade. O coeficiente foi determinado em função das características geométricas do canal (área molhada, raio hidráulico e declividade do canal e das séries de vazão de seis postos fluviométricos do rio Paracatu. Utilizaram-se séries de vazão de 21 anos (1976-1996. O coeficiente de rugosidade não apresenta tendência (maior ou menor em função apenas do período seco ou de cheia. As características da margem e do leito do rio influenciam diretamente nos valores de coeficiente de rugosidade. O modelo baseado em rede neural apresentou desempenho satisfatório, o que possibilita estimar o coeficiente de rugosidade em função da cota, vazão, declividade e do raio hidráulico do rio.According to open channel draining theory, the Manning's roughness coefficient is one of most important parameters to describe surface flow. One of the difficulties in applications of Manning's equation is the definition of its roughness coefficient in rivers and channels. Thus, the aims of this paper are to estimate the Manning's roughness coefficient for the periods of minimum and maximum mean monthly flow in some parts of Paracatu river and to propose a model based on artificial neural networks to estimate the roughness coefficient. The coefficient was determined in function of channel geometrical characteristics (wetted area, hydraulic radius and slope of the channel and of the

  12. 百部-紫菀药对不同配比组方的药效作用研究%Effect of Stemona Tuberosa and Aster Tataricus with Different Proportions on Antitussive, Antiasthmatic and Expectorant Activities

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    姜登钊; 肖欣戈; 唐进波

    2016-01-01

    分别采用小鼠呼吸道酚红排泄法,小鼠浓氨水喷雾法,乙酰胆碱-组胺引喘豚鼠平喘实验考察百部、紫菀配伍前后及不同配比的止咳、化痰、平喘药效作用。结果表明配伍能够增强药物的止咳、化痰、平喘药效作用,其中百部-紫菀(1:2)组祛痰作用最强,百部-紫菀(1:1)组止咳、平喘作用最强,而配伍比例对于药对的药效作用也具有重要影响。%In this study, the effects of Stemona tuberosa and Aster tataricus with different proportions on antitussive, antiasthmatic and expectorant activities were observed.The expectorant effects were observed on phenol red expectorant experiment, the antitussive effects were observed on ammonia water-induced cough model of mice and the antiasthmatic effects was observed by prolonging the latent period of asthma induced by histamine and acetylcholine mixture in guinea pigs.The results showed that the antitussive, antiasthmatic and expectorant activities were enhanced when compatibility of Stemona tuberosa and Aster tataricus.The effect of expectorant activity was the strongest when the compatibility ratio of Stemona tuberosa and Aster tataricus was 1:2 while antitussive and antiasthmatic activities were 1:1 which suggested that proportion had an important role in the pharmacodynamic function.

  13. Algoritmo para geolocalización de dispositivos móviles a partir de emisores de WIFI

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    María Portillo Montiel

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación propone un método para la geolocalización de dispositivos móviles a partir de señales WiFi predeterminadas, prescindiendo del uso del GPS para evitar potenciales problemas de seguridad y malware. El método propuesto, se basa en la técnica conocida como Punto de Triangulación Aproximado (APIT y parte de una discretización del espacio de acción a partir de un conjunto base de emisores de señal WiFi de coordenadas y radios de acción máximos conocidos, para luego construir una rejilla que incluye las zonas de acción conjunta de todos los emisores al momento de activar la aplicación, es posible estimar con gran precisión la ubicación del dispositivo móvil determinando el área de intersección de las señales visibles en el momento. La implementación del algoritmo propuesto exhibe una complejidad temporal cuadrática respecto al tamaño de la rejilla y lineal sobre la cantidad de emisores iniciales.

  14. Mathematical modeling for digestible energy in animal feeds for tilapia=Modelagem matemática para energia digestivel de ingredientes de origem animal para tilápias

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    Mariana Michelato

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to formulate a mathematical model to estimate digestible energy in animal feeds for tilapia. Literature results were used of the proximate composition of crude protein, ether extract, mineral matter and gross energy, as well as digestible energy obtained in biological assays. The data were subjected to stepwise backward multiple linear regression. Path analysis was performed to measure the direct and indirect effects of each independent variable on the dependent one. To validate the model, data from independent studies and values obtained from a digestibility trial with juvenile Nile tilapia testing five meat and bone meals (MBM were used, using the Guelph feces collecting system and chromium oxide (III as an indicator. The obtained model is described below and cannot estimate digestible energy (DE of animal origin: . The path coefficients were medium or low, the highest direct effect was from gross energy (0.529, while the highest indirect effect was from crude protein, through gross energy (0.439. O objetivo deste estudo foi a formulação de equações para estimar a energia digestível em alimentos para a tilápia. Foram utilizados valores obtidos na literatura da composição centesimal em proteína bruta, extrato etéreo, matéria mineral e energia bruta (variáveis independentes, bem como a energia digestível (variável dependente obtidos em ensaios biológicos. Os dados foram submetidos à regressão linear múltipla “stepwise backward”. Foi realizada análise de trilha para medir os efeitos diretos e indiretos de cada variável independente sobre a dependente. Para validar o modelo foram utilizados dados de estudos independentes, e os valores obtidos em um ensaio de digestibilidade com juvenis de tilápia do Nilo, testando-se cinco farinhas de carne e ossos (FCO, utilizando o sistema de coleta de fezes de Guelph e óxido de cromo (III como indicador. A equação obtida não pode estimar os valores de

  15. Leer para Sophia

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    Cassany, Daniel

    2009-01-01

    Leer para Sophia re??ne algunos de mis trabajos m??s recientes sobre la lectura, desde perspectivas complementarias, te??ricas y pr??cticas, destacando el tema de futuro de la lectura electr??nica o en l??nea. El t??tulo de este volumen tiene un doble sentido : primero apela al significado griego del vocablo sophia (sabidur??a), para iluminar uno de los prop??sitos esenciales de la lectura: aprender y comprender; luego quiere agradecer ...

  16. ¿CUÁL ES EL CRECIMIENTO DE LARGO PLAZO DE LA ECONOMÍA CHILENA? UNA RESPUESTA FORMAL PARA UNA ANTIGUA PREGUNTA

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    Byron Idrovo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio es estimar la tasa de crecimiento de la economía en un contexto de plena utilización de los recursos productivos. Se emplean para el análisis modelos univariados de series de tiempo, incluyendo una tendencia determinística (con quiebres de medias, y un modelo de estado-espacio que considera una tendencia estocástica y un componente cíclico, estimado por Filtro de Kalman. El componente cíclico es calculado con y sin cambios de régimen (Markov-switching models, de acuerdo con la idea de Friedman (1993 -plucking model. Los resultados indican que la tasa de crecimiento potencial de la economía chilena sería superior al 4% anual, acompañada de ciclos económicos asimétricos.

  17. ¿Cuál es el crecimiento de largo plazo de la economía chilena? Una respuesta formal para una antigua pregunta

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    Idrovo A. Byron

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio es estimar la tasa de crecimiento de la economía en un contexto de plena utilización de los recursos productivos. Se emplean para el análisis modelos univariados de series de tiempo, incluyendo una tendencia determinística (con quiebres de medias, y un modelo de estado-espacio que considera una tendencia estocástica y un componente cíclico, estimado por Filtro de Kalman. El componente cíclico es calculado con y sin cambios de régimen (Markov-switching models, de acuerdo con la idea de Friedman (1993 –plucking model. Los resultados indican que la tasa de crecimiento potencial de la economía chilena sería superior al 4% anual, acompañada de ciclos económicos asimétricos.

  18. Sistema de atención visual para la detección de puntos topológicos de referencia

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    Duque Fernández, Andrés

    2009-01-01

    Este trabajo se centra en una de las primeras fases en el desarrollo de la navegación de un robot móvil autónomo: el marcado del terreno o, más conocido por su nombre en inglés, landmarking. Una marca de terreno, o landmark, es una característica física localizada que el robot puede percibir y utilizar para estimar su propia posición en relación a un mapa que contiene la posición relativa de la marca. Lo que se pretende conseguir con este proyecto es desarrollar un método que permita la asign...

  19. Equações alométricas para estimativa de carbono em árvores de uma área urbana em Viçosa-MG

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    Daniel Brianezi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo gerar equações para estimar o carbono presente na arborização do campus-sede da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, contribuindo para o conhecimento sobre a capacidade das áreas verdes urbanas no sequestro e estocagem de carbono. Assim, inventariaram-se todas as árvores com DAP igual ou superior a 5 cm presentes na Universidade. Para as árvores não palmeiras, selecionaram-se 721 árvores-amostra, que foram cubadas rigorosamente em pé através da aplicação sucessiva da expressão de Smalian até o diâmetro-limite de 5 cm, tanto para o fuste quanto para os galhos. No caso das palmeiras, cubaram-se 100% dos indivíduos utilizando a expressão de Huber. A densidade básica da madeira com casca e o teor de carbono foram obtidos, nas palmeiras, com a retirada de um disco na porção do DAP, dada a dificuldade de tradagem. Já nas demais árvores, utilizou-se um trado mecânico. Com base no volume, na densidade básica e no teor de carbono, calcularam-se o carbono total e o carbono dos galhos. Ademais, avaliaram-se os modelos de Schumacher e Hall (1933 e Spurr (1952, modificado para estimar o carbono fixado nesses indivíduos. Nas árvores não palmeiras do campus-sede da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, o carbono total e o carbono dos galhos podem ser estimados, em kg, em razão do Diâmetro à Altura do Peito (DAP, em cm e da Altura Total (Ht, em m, por -0,906586+1,60421*LnDAP+0,37162*LnHt e por -2,052673+1,89903*LnDAP+0,24156*LnHt, respectivamente. Nas palmeiras, o carbono total pode ser estimado por -4,46988+199082*LnDAP+1,06420*LnHt.

  20. Tamanho de amostra para a estimação da média de caracteres morfológicos e produtivos de nabo forrageiro

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    Alberto Cargnelutti Filho

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o tamanho de amostra (número de plantas para a estimação da média de caracteres morfológicos e produtivos de nabo forrageiro (Raphanus sativus L.. Em um experimento a campo, foram selecionadas, aleatoriamente, 300 plantas e mensurados os caracteres morfológicos (estatura de planta e número de folhas aos 21, 35, 48, 55, 62, 70, 77 e 91 dias após a semeadura e os produtivos (massas verde e seca, de raízes, de caule, de folhas e total aos 91 dias após a semeadura. Foram calculadas medidas de tendência central e de variabilidade, verificada a normalidade e calculado o tamanho de amostra. Para estimar a média, com mesma precisão, o tamanho de amostra dos caracteres produtivos é maior que dos morfológicos. Para os caracteres morfológicos e produtivos estudados, 231 plantas são suficientes para um erro de estimação máximo de 10% da média estimada, com grau de confiança de 95%.

  1. Ecuaciones alométricas para árboles tropicales: aplicación al inventario forestal de Sinaloa, México

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    Jos\\u00E9 N\\u00E1var-Ch\\u00E1idez

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    Full Text Available El obje- tivo del presente trabajo fue desarrollar una ecuación alomé- trica actualizada para la biomasa aérea total (M de árboles medidos en campo y de sitios inventariados en los bosques secos de Sinaloa, México. Los resultados mostraron que: (a la ecuación alométrica desarrollada incrementó la precisión en contraste con las ecuaciones convencionales de biomasa, (b la alometría desarrollada ex situ proyecta valores de M que pueden desviarse por cerca del doble de las mediciones de M y (c las evaluaciones al nivel del sitio también pue-den desviarse por más del doble cuando se usan ecuaciones desarrolladas ex situ. Se probaron dos procedimientos para aumentar la precisión en la evaluación de M para árboles y sitios, cuando se ajustan ecuaciones desarrolladas ex situ: (i con el teorema del límite central usar las ecuaciones alomé- tricas disponibles para estimar un promedio y (ii calibrar las ecuaciones por el ajuste de parámetros a nivel local, los cuales pueden ser calculados con el uso de programas estadís- ticos. Estas opciones pueden incrementar la precisión de las evaluaciones de M de árboles y sitios, y eventualmente de las selvas tropicales secas del norte de México.

  2. A New Disease of Cherry Plum Tree with Yellow Leaf Symptoms Associated with a Novel Phytoplasma in the Aster Yellows Group

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    LI Zheng-nan; ZHANG Lei; TAO Ye; CHI Ming; XIANG Yu; WU Yun-feng

    2014-01-01

    A novel phytoplasma was detected in a cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera Ehrh) tree that mainly showed yellow leaf symptom. The tree was growing in an orchard located in Yangling District, Shaanxi Province, China. The leaves started as chlorotic and yellowing along leaf minor veins and leaf tips. Chlorosis rapidly developed to inter-veinal areas with the whole leaf becoming pale yellow in about 1-4 wk. Large numbers of phytoplasma-like bodies (PLBs) were seen under transmission electron microscopy. The majority of the PLBs was spherical or elliptical vesicles, with diameters in range of 0.1-0.6 µm, and distributed in the phloem cells of the infected tissues. A 1 246-bp 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene fragment was ampliifed from DNA samples extracted from the yellow leaf tissues using two phytoplasma universal primer pairs R16mF2/R16mR1 and R16F2n/R16R2. Phylogenetic analysis using the 16S rRNA gene sequence suggested that the phytoplasma associated with the yellow leaf symptoms belongs to a novel subclade in the aster yellows (AY) group (16SrI group). Virtual and actual restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of the 16S rRNA gene fragment revealed that the phytoplasma was distinguishable from all existing 19 subgroups in the AY group (16SrI) by four restriction sites, Hinf I, Mse I, Sau3A I and Taq I. The similarity coefifcients of comparing the RFLP pattern of the 16S rRNA gene fragment of this phytoplasma to each of the 19 reported subgroups ranged from 0.73 to 0.87, which indicates the phytoplasma associated with the cherry plum yellow leaf (CPYL) symptoms is probably a distinct and novel subgroup lineage in the AY group (16SrI). In addition, the novel phytoplasma was experimentally transmitted to periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) plants from the tree with CPYL symptoms and then back to a healthy 1-yr-old cherry plum tree via dodder (Cuscuta odorata) connections.

  3. Louisiana Air Quality - Using ASTER, Landsat 5, and MODIS to Assess the Impact of Sugar Cane and Marsh Burning Practices on Local Air Quality

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    Clark, Robert; Reahard, Ross; Robin, Chad; Zeringue, Jared

    2010-01-01

    Biomass burning is an event that occurs globally and encompasses both human-initiated and naturally-occurring fires. It is estimated that 3 billion metric tons of biomass are burned every year worldwide (Curtis 2002). Societies have used these burning techniques for cooking and heating, clearing land for agricultural use, and removing excess biomass from grazing and croplands (Levine 1991). Our study focuses on the state of Louisiana and its commonly occurring methods of sugarcane and marsh biomass burning (LSU Ag.Center 2000; Nyman and Chabreck 1995). Over the centuries, the sugarcane industry in this state has steadily grown to surpass all other agriculture commodities. To promote efficiency within this large industry, burning excess biomass takes place throughout the harvesting period (LSU Ag.Center 2000). In addition to sugarcane, Louisiana contains 30% of the total coastal marsh of the United States (LSU Ag.Center 2000). The periodic burning of such marshes is an ecologically important management tool that is practiced throughout the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts (Nyman and Chabreck 1995). In most biomass burning instances, the leading by-product is particulate matter that is less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10). Through past research, this fine material has been shown to have negative health effects on surrounding populations (Boopathy2001). While burning guidelines have been set into place by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) to reduce health effects, the guidelines are voluntary (LDAF 2000). To help quantify emission estimates, we will focus on Iberia Parish for sugarcane burning and Cameron Parish for marsh burning. Through analysis of ASTER, Landsat 5 TM, and MODIS data, our goal is to determine the amount and location of land area burned for the years 2008 and 2009 due to these practices. With emissions algorithms from Seiler and Crutzen, 1980, total acreage burned can be used to estimate emissions. This information will help to

  4. Propuesta de una versión abreviada de la escala de Zung para depresión.

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    Luis Alfonso Díaz

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Los criterios para episodio depresivo mayor (EDM han cambiado desde la introducción de la escala de Zung para depresión (EZ-D; sin embargo, su uso continúa como instrumento de tamización. Objetivo: Validar la EZ-D de 20 preguntas y diseñar una versión abreviada de ella. Método: Diligenciaron la EZ-D 138 estudiantes universitarios entre 16 y 33 años (promedio 22.8, DE 3.3, 79.7% mujeres, y se entrevistaron para identificar un episodio depresivo mayor con la entrevista estructurada para trastornos del eje I (SCID-I. Se determinó alfa de Cronbach, validez de criterio, análisis de factores y curva ROC para estimar el mejor punto de corte para la versión original y las subsecuentes escalas abreviadas. Resultados: De total de estudiantes, 26 (18.8% presentaban un EDM según la SCID-I. Se encontró que 10 de las 20 preguntas de la versión original de EZ-D tamizaban con igual certidumbre a los pacientes que la versión completa. Para la versión original, el alfa de Cronbach fue 0.875, la sensibilidad 0.96, la especificidad 0.71, la kappa 0.441 y el área bajo de la curva ROC 0.86 para un punto de corte de 53. Dos factores principales explicaban cerca de 38% de la varianza. Para la versión abreviada, el alfa de Cronbach fue 0.845, la sensibilidad 0.92, la especificidad 0.71, la kappa 0.383 y el área bajo de la curva ROC 0.84 para el punto de corte de 22. Un factor principal que daba cuenta de aproximadamente 40% de la varianza. Conclusiones: La EZ-D de 20 preguntas es un instrumento válido en la identificación de EDM en estudiantes universitarios lo mismo que la versión abreviada de 10 preguntas.

  5. Metodología para la estimación del Valor Agregado del mantenimiento predictivo en la Industria Cubana. // Methodology for the estimate of Added Value of the predictive maintenance in Cuban Industry.

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    O. Inastrilla Armayor

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo se expone una metodología general para la determinación de ciertos coeficientes que permiten estimar el valoragregado por concepto de la aplicación del mantenimiento predictivo en un grupo de máquinas agrupadas según su función.A partir de aquí el usuario será capaz de estimar los beneficios a corto plazo por la aplicación de este tipo demantenimiento.Palabras claves: Metodología valor agregado, mantenimiento predictivo, diagnóstico por vibraciones.______________________________________________________________________________Abstract.In the work a general methodology is exposed for the determination of certain coefficients that allow toestimate the value added by concept of the application of the predictive maintenance in a group of machinescontained according to its function. Starting from here the user will be able to estimate the short termbenefits for the application of this type of maintenance.Key words: Dumbwaiter, structures, stress analysis, finite elements.

  6. Inflação versus desemprego: novas evidências para o Brasil

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    Mário Jorge Cardoso de Mendonça

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é estimar a curva de Phillips novo-Keynesiana para o Brasil. Usamos diferentes proxies para variáveis e com amostras de diferentes períodos para checar a robustez do modelo. Os seguintes resultados merecem destaque. Primeiro, a expectativa inflação e a inflação passada têm relevância na dinâmica da inflação e sua importância das expectativas aumenta a partir de 2002. Segundo, o efeito do desemprego sobre a inflação parece estar localizado apenas no curto prazo. Por fim, parece haver uma quebra estrutural no efeito de uma mudança do câmbio sobre a inflação. Com dados a partir de 2002, o efeito de um choque cambial é negativo. Contudo, com a amostra desde 1995, o efeito de uma desvalorização cambial é positivo sobre a inflação.The goal of this article is to estimate the New Keynesian Phillips Curve for Brazil economy. The robustness was checking using not only different proxies but also samples with distinct temporal dimension. The main achievements are the following. Firstly, the inflationary inertia and expectation of inflation are important variables for the dynamic of inflation although the relevance of expectation rise from 2002 onwards. Secondly, the effect of unemployment on inflation seems to be located in the short term. Finally, the relationship between the exchange rate and inflation is marked by a structural break. With data from 2002, the effect of exchange rate shock is negative. But, when one uses data from 1995, the effect on inflation is positive impact.

  7. Alternativas para conocer el comportamiento de la calidad del agua en un tramo del arroyo guachinango

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    Jeny Pérez P.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el mundo actual ha evolucionado la tecnología para tratamiento y reutilización de aguas residuales, pero la obtención y aplicación de las mismas conlleva grandes inversiones, por lo que un país como el nuestro no está al alcance de la misma. Esto conlleva a la búsqueda de alternativas que se ajusten a nuestro presupuesto y nuestras condiciones, siempre que las mismas cumplan con las medidas de protección e higiene que existen para la utilización de estas aguas. En un tramo de arroyo con vertimientos fundamentalmente urbanos se realizan estudios preliminares con la intención de predecir la calidad de las aguas superficiales contaminadas a partir del seguimiento de indicadores físico químicos. El presente trabajo pretende estimar la calidad del agua a partir de la determinación de los parámetros: pH, conductividad eléctrica, sólidos totales, contenido de nitratos. El estudio se llevó a cabo en el arroyo Guachinango, uno de los afluentes del río Luyanó que atraviesa el municipio San Miguel del Padrón en el sureste de Ciudad de la Habana. Para ello se parte del seguimiento de estos indicadores en puntos escogidos a partir del levantamiento de las fuentes contaminantes. Con los datos obtenidos se realizaron análisis estadísticos y se determinó la calidad del agua.

  8. Environmental evolution of the Rio Grande drainage basin and Nasca region (Peru) in 2003-2007 using ENVISAT ASAR and ASTER time series

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    Cigna, Francesca; Tapete, Deodato; Lasaponara, Rosa; Masini, Nicola

    2013-04-01

    Recent palaeo-environmental studies and remote sensing investigations demonstrated that the Rio Grande drainage basin in Southern Peru is a still evolving landscape, and impacts due to its changes have implications for the preservation of both the natural and cultural features of the Nasca region, well-known for the evidences of the ancient Paracas and Nasca Civilizations, who flourished from the 4th century BC to the 6th century AD. To image the modifications occurred in the last decade, we exploited the entire 4year-long stack of ENVISAT ASAR C-band archive imagery available over the region, which was provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) via the Cat-1 project 11073. The latter supports the activities of the Italian mission of heritage Conservation and Archaeogeophysics (ITACA), which directly involve researchers from the Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage (IBAM) and the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IMAA), National Research Council (CNR) of Italy. With the aim of reconstructing the temporal evolution of the Rio Grande drainage basin and its effects and implications for the heritage of the region, we processed 8 ASAR Image Mode IS2 scenes acquired in descending mode between 04/02/2003 and 15/11/2005 and 5 images in ascending mode between 24/07/2005 and 11/11/2007, and focused on SAR backscattering information, amplitude change detection methods and extraction of ASAR-derived time series of the backscattering coefficient over target areas of interest. The ASAR 2003-2007 analysis was coupled and integrated with NDVI-based soil moisture and vegetation change assessment performed by using ASTER multi-spectral data acquired during the same time frame of the ASAR stacks, on 30/05/2003, 01/06/2004 and 10/06/2007. The research was performed both at the regional scale over the entire Rio Grande drainage basin, with particular focus on its tributaries Rio Ingenio, Rio Nazca and Rio Taruga, and at the local scale over the

  9. Produção de serapilheira em dois estádios sucessionais de floresta estacional semidecidual na Reserva Mata do Paraíso, em Viçosa, MG Litter production in two successional stages of a tropical semideciduous forest in the Mata do Paraíso Forest Reserve in Viçosa, MG

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    Sheila Isabel do Carmo Pinto; Sebastião Venâncio Martins; Nairam Félix de Barros; Herly Carlos Teixeira Dias

    2008-01-01

    Dois trechos de floresta em distintos estádios sucessionais (floresta inicial e floresta madura) foram avaliados quanto à produção de serapilheira durante o período compreendido entre novembro/2003 e outubro/2004. Os objetivos foram estimar a produção anual de serapilheira, verificar a variação temporal de deposição da serapilheira e investigar a existência de correlações entre a estrutura da vegetação e a produção de serapilheira. O estudo foi realizado na Reserva Mata do Paraíso, em Viçosa,...

  10. Simultaneidade dos fatores de risco para doenças crônicas não transmissíveis em adolescentes: prevalência e fatores associados Simultaneidad de los factores de riesgo para enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles en adolescentes: prevalencia y factores asociados Clustering of risk factors for chronic noncommunicable diseases among adolescents: prevalence and associated factors

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    Kelly Samara da Silva; Adair da Silva Lopes; Daniel Giordani Vasques; Filipe Ferreira da Costa; Rosane Carla R. da Silva

    2012-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência e os padrões dos fatores de risco para doenças crônicas não transmissíveis segundo o nível socioeconômico e a idade dos adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de base escolar envolvendo 1.675 adolescentes (53% do sexo feminino), com idades de 11 a 17 anos, de escolas públicas e privadas. O consumo de tabaco e álcool, o alto consumo de gordura na dieta e o baixo nível de atividade física constituíram as variáveis comportamentais. Circunferência da cintura e p...

  11. Tiempo para un cambio

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    Woltjer, L.

    1987-06-01

    En la reunion celebrada en diciembre dei ano pasado informe al Consejo de mi deseo de terminar mi contrato como Director General de la ESO una vez que fuera aprobado el proyecto dei VLT, que se espera sucedera hacia fines de este aAo. Cuando fue renovada mi designacion hace tres aAos, el Consejo conocia mi intencion de no completar los cinco aAos dei contrato debido a mi deseo de disponer de mas tiempo para otras actividades. Ahora, una vez terminada la fase preparatoria para el VLT, Y habiendose presentado el proyecto formalmente al Consejo el dia 31 de marzo, y esperando su muy probable aprobacion antes dei termino de este ano, me parece que el 10 de enero de 1988 presenta una excelente fecha para que se produzca un cambio en la administracion de la ESO.

  12. Epidemiological changes and financial consequences of hypertension in Latin America: implications for the health system and patients in Mexico Cambios epidemiológicos y consecuencias financieras de la hipertensión en América Latina: implicaciones para el sistema de salud y los pacientes en México

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    Armando Arredondo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to assess the costs and financial consequences of epidemiological changes in hypertension in México. The cost evaluation method to estimate costs was based on instrumentation techniques. To estimate the epidemiological changes and expected cases of hypertension in 2010-2012, three probabilistic models were constructed according to the Box-Jenkins technique. Comparing the economic impact, from 2010 to 2012 there will be a 24% increase in financial requirements (p El objetivo fue identificar los costos y las consecuencias financieras de cambios epidemiológicos referentes a la hipertensión en México. El método de evaluación de los costos, para estimar los costos directos e indirectos, se basó en técnicas de instrumentación y de consenso. Para estimar los cambios epidemiológicos y de casos esperados para el período 2010-2012, tres modelos probabilísticos se construyeron de acuerdo a la técnica de Box-Jenkins. Al comparar el impacto económico en el 2010 frente a 2012 (p < 0.05, hay un incremento del 24% de las necesidades financieras. El importe total para la hipertensión en 2011 será de US$ 5.733.350.291. Se incluyen US$ 2.718.280.941 en costos directos y US$ 3.015.069.350 en costos indirectos. Si los factores de riesgo y los modelos de atención a la salud permanecen sin cambios, las consecuencias financieras serían de mayor impacto para los bolsillos de los usuarios, siguiendo en orden de importancia, los proveedores de seguridad social y los proveedores de asistencia pública.

  13. Planilha de validação: uma nova ferramenta para estimar figuras de mérito na validação de métodos analíticos univariados Validation spreadsheet: a new tool for estimating the analytical figures of merit for the validation of univariate methods

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    Fabiana Alves de Lima Ribeiro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This work presents the VALIDATION SPREADSHEET, a public domain tool that can be used to evaluate the figures of merit for univariate analytical methods. A real example of BTEX determination in environmental samples is included to illustrate its use. The spreadsheet has been developed for Excel® and Open Office®, and is available on the internet at http//lqta.iqm.unicamp.br.

  14. Procedimiento para estimar la vida útil de engranajes cilíndricos de acero en base a la resistencia a la fatiga del material y norma AGMA 2101-D04. // A procedure for estimating expected fatigue life on steel cylindrical gears using strength-life theory a

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    G. González Rey

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo se presenta un procedimiento, fórmulas y relaciones necesarias que permiten determinar un valor de vida útilde referencia previendo la rotura por fatiga de los dientes de acero en ruedas de engranajes cilíndricos de ejes paralelos ycontacto exterior. El procedimiento está fundamentado en considerar la resistencia a la picadura y a flexión de los dientesen engranajes cilíndricos. La base de las fórmulas y relaciones corresponden a la norma AGMA 2101-D04 dirigida alcálculo de la capacidad de carga de engranajes cilíndricos.Palabras claves: Engranaje cilíndrico, duración, fatiga, acero, AGMA 2101._______________________________________________________________________________Abstract.A procedure, formulas and information to estimate a value of expected fatigue life in case of steel cylindrical. Theprocedure is fixed taking into account the pitting resistance (surface fatigue failure and bending strength capacity(volumetric fatigue failure of spur and helical gears. Formulas are based in the AGMA Standard 2105-D04 forcalculation of the load capacity of cylindrical gears.Key words: cylindrical involute gears, lifetime, fatigue resistance, AGMA Standard 2105-D04.

  15. Dosimetric contribution of organs of biokinetics of {sup 99m}Tc and {sup 123}I to estimate radiation doses in thyroids of children of 1 and 5 years; Contribucion dosimetrica de organos de la biocinetica del {sup 99m}Tc y {sup 123}I para estimar dosis en tiroides de ninos de 1 y 5 anos

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    Vasquez, M.V.; Castillo, C.E.; Abanto, D.M.; Rocha, D.; Garcia, W.H.; Marin, K., E-mail: marvva@hotmail.com [Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (UNT), Trujillo (Peru); Quispe, R. [Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnologico, UNAM, Mexico (Mexico)

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    The absorbed doses by thyroids during uptake studies through biokinetics of radiopharmaceuticals containing {sup 123}I (iodine) or {sup 99m}Tc (pertechnetate) are estimated. Using the MIRD scheme and the representation of Cristy-Eckerman for thyroids in children of 1 and 5 years, the objective of the study was to determine whether the dosimetric biokinetic contributions of the organs of {sup 123}I (iodide) and {sup 99m}Tc (pertechnetate) biokinetic are significant in the estimated of the absorbed dose for thyroid uptake studies.

  16. New functions to estimate 305-days milk production of Gir cows : Novas Funções para Estimar a Produção de Leite, em 305 Dias de Lactação, de Vacas da Raça Gir

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    Reboucas, G.F.; Moraes Goncalves, de T.; Martines, M.L.; Azevedo Junior, J.; Koops, W.J.

    2008-01-01

    This study aimed to calculate new accumulated and daily functions based on the Michaelis-Menten equation to estimate the 305-days production of Gir cows using test day milk yields. Data consisted of 7,412 lactation records of 3,416 Gir cows (Bos indicus) collected from 1987 to 2004 in 51 herds assis

  17. An ecological economics approach to estimate the value of a fragmented wetland in Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul state) Abordagem ecológico-econômica para estimar o valor do fragmento de uma planície de inundação no Brasil (Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul)

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    AR Carvalho

    2007-01-01

    The Upper Paraná River floodplain is the last lotic stretch of an ecosystem seriously threatened given that circa 50% of the original ecosystem has been converted into reservoirs. To assess the recreational value of the Upper Paraná River floodplain, 174 tourists were interviewed using the Willingness to Pay - WTP and Travel Cost - TC methods. The annual aggregated WTP attributed by tourists was US$ 122.50 million and the variables which determine the decision in willingness to pay for the Fl...

  18. Dosimetric evaluation in organs of the Tc{sup 99m}, I{sup 123} bio-kinetics to estimate dose in thyroid children 1 and 5 years; Evaluacion dosimetrica en organos de la biocinetica del Tc{sup 99m}, I{sup 123} para estimar dosis en tiroides ninos 1 y 5 anos

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    Vasquez, A. M.; Quispe, R.; Vasquez, D. J.; Rocha, M. D.; Morales, N. R.; Marin, R. K. [Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Av. Juan Pablo II s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, Trujillo (Peru); Zelada, A. L., E-mail: marvva@hotmail.com [Universidad Cesar Vallejo, Grupo de Fisica Medica, Av. Larco s/n, Trujillo (Peru)

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    Using the formalism MIRD and the representation of Cristy-Eckerman for the thyroid in children of 1 and 5 years, is demonstrated that the dosimetric contribution of the organs of I{sup 123} (iodure) bio-kinetics is not significant in the dose estimate. The total dose absorbed by the gland is its auto dose. The dosimetric contribution of the organs source of the Tc{sup 99m} (pertechnetate) bio-kinetics in the gland is significant in the dose estimate like to be ignored. The reported results for the iodure are not significantly different to the found for the Marinelli scheme (auto-dose) for thyroid represented by a sphere of 1,78 and 3,45 grams. (Author)

  19. Combinatoria para la escuela

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    Sarmiento, Benjamín; Fernández, Felipe

    2014-01-01

    Con este cursillo se pretende mostrar a los asistentes que el análisis combinatorio no es una temática exclusiva para los que se inician en el estudio de las probabilidades y que no se requiere llegar a ese nivel, para empezar a conocer los principios combinatorios y las reglas básicas de esta rama. Por eso se ha seleccionado un conjunto de problemas y situaciones que se puedan llevar a la escuela. A lo largo del cursillo se propondrán situaciones clásicas relacionadas con los principios y re...

  20. Instalaciones para hotel rural

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    Roig Riera, José Antonio

    2015-01-01

    El presente proyecto cuenta con la información necesaria para el desarrollo de las instalaciones de un hotel rural. Dichas instalaciones son; la eléctrica, la de agua caliente sanitaria, las telecomunicaciones y la climatización. En el apartado de la instalación eléctrica, se han calculado todos los cables necesarios para el correcto funcionamiento del hotel, partiendo de las potencias demandadas en cada punto de consumo. Se ha calculado la línea general de alimentación, acomet...