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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

    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

  2. Modelo para estimar a área foliar de Combretum leprosum Mart.

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    Willame dos Santos Candido

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Combretum leprosum Mart. -Combretaceae es un arbusto utilizado en la medicina popular del noreste de Brasil como antiulceroso, antihemorrágica y antinociceptiva. En este estudio se desarrolló un modelo para el cálculo de área foliar de Combretum leprosum usando mediciones lineales de longitud (C y ancho máximo (L de la hoja. Se recolectaron 200 láminas de hojas de una población de C. leprosum nativo en un área de conservación de la Caatinga en el campus de la Universidad Federal Rural de la Semi árido en Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte. Las hojas se obtuvieron de árboles adultos y el área foliar se midió utilizando un integrador (LI-3100, LI-COR. El análisis de regresión se hizo con el programa SAEG. Para estimar el área foliar de C. leprosum se puede utilizar la ecuación lineal simple de regresión A = 0.7103 x (C x L, que es equivalente a tomar 71.03% de los productos de la longitud a lo largo de la nervadura central y el ancho máximo, con un coeficiente de determinación de 0.952617.

  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. ¡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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. COMPARACIÓN DE MÉTODOS PARA ESTIMAR DISPONIBILIDAD HÍDRICA EN CUENCAS FORESTALES

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    Carlos Rodrigo Martín Clemente

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available La cuenca de la Presa Calles se ubica dentro de la Sierra Fría, en el estado de Aguascalientes, México. Pese a ser la principal fuente de agua del acuífero interestatal “Ojocaliente-Aguascalientes-Encarnación” no existen estudios sobre la dinámica hídrica en este ecosistema. Este trabajo compara la disponibilidad hídrica de la cuenca de la Presa Calles, estimada a partir del modelo de balance hídrico de Thornthwaite y Mather (B.H., corregido en función de la latitud y ponderado mediante polígonos de Thiessen, asociado a las fórmulas para el cálculo de evapotranspiración potencial de Thornthwaite, Blaney–Criddle y Hargreaves-Samani. La comparación se realizó aplicando la prueba de diferencia significativa honesta de Tukey (Tukey DSH, con α = 0.05. Como referente se calculó la disponibilidad hídrica de la cuenca con el Método directo registros hidrométricos (MDRH propuesto por la NOM-011-CNA-2000. La disponibilidad hídrica se estimó en 28.52 Mm3 (B.H. + Thornthwaite, 51.30 Mm3 (B.H. + Hargreaves-Samani, 133.92Mm3 (B.H. + Blaney-Criddle y 50.66 Mm3 (MDRH. La prueba de Tukey DHS indicó que no existe una diferencia significativa entre los valores obtenidos mediante el MDHR y el B.H. + Hargreaves-Samani (P = 0.999031, en oposición a la diferencia significativa encontrada para los otros dos métodos (P = 0.000164, P = 0.000335. La mejor estimación de la disponibilidad hídrica de la cuenca se obtuvo usando el método B.H. + Hargreaves-Samani, por lo que este puede ser utilizado en sitios donde no puedan obtenerse mediciones directas, para recabar información base para el establecimiento de acciones primarias de manejo.

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

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

  16. 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...

  17. ¿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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. ¿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.

  4. Equações para estimar o estoque de carbono no fuste de árvores individuais e em plantios comerciais de eucalipto Equations to estimate carbon stock in stems of individual trees ans stands of eucalyptus

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    Carlos Pedro Boechat Soares; Helio Garcia Leite; Eric Bastos Görgens

    2005-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi ajustar equações para estimar o carbono presente no fuste de árvores individuais de eucalipto e o estoque de carbono, por unidade de área, em diferentes condições de plantio. Para isso, foram utilizadas 532 árvores para ajustar a equação referente ao modelo alométrico de Schumacher e Hall (1933) e 95 parcelas permanentes para ajustar as equações referentes aos modelos de crescimento e produção, incluindo as seguintes variáveis independentes: idade (I), área basal...

  5. 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.

  6. Procedimiento para estimar la eficiencia de engranajes de tornillo sinfín//A procedure for estimating of cylindrical worm gear efficiency

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    Gonzalo González-Rey

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo se propone un procedimiento general para estimar la eficiencia de engranajes de tornillo sinfín cilíndrico considerando pérdidas de potencia por fricción entre los flancos conjugados. El referido procedimiento tiene sus bases en dos modelos matemáticos desarrollados con relaciones teóricas y empíricas presentes en el Reporte Técnico ISO 14521. Los modelos matemáticos elaborados son orientados a evaluar la eficiencia de engranajes de tornillo sinfín cilíndrico en función de la geometría del engranaje, de condiciones de la aplicación y características de fabricación del tornillo y la rueda dentada. El procedimiento fue validado por comparación con valores de eficiencia reportados para unidades deengranajes fabricadas por una compañía especializada en engranajes. Finalmente, haciendo uso del referido procedimiento son establecidas soluciones al problema de mejorar la eficiencia de estos engranajes mediante la recomendación racional de parámetros geométricos y de explotación.Palabras claves: eficiencia, engranaje de tornillo sinfín, diseño racional, modelo matemático, ISO/TR 14521._______________________________________________________________________________AbstractIn this study, a general procedure is proposed for the prediction of cylindrical worm gear efficiency taking into account friction losses between worm and wheel gear. The procedure is based in two mathematical models developed with empiric relations and theoretical formulas presented on ISO/TR 14521. Mathematical models are oriented to evaluate the worm gear efficiency with interrelation of gear geometry, manufacturing and working parameters. The validation of procedure was achieved by comparing with values of efficiency for worm gear units referenced by a German gear manufacturer company. Finally, some important recommendations to increase worm gear efficiency by means of rational gear geometry and application parameters are presented.Key words

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available 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 fatorial exploratória das perguntas sobre violências (quatro psicológicas, seis físicas e três sexuais, com rotação varimax e criação de três fatores. Calculou-se alfa de Cronbach para análise da consistência interna. Para a validação por grupos extremos, médias de escores (zero a 13 pontos de violência foram testadas em relação aos desfechos: auto-avaliação de saúde, atividades diárias, presença de dor ou desconforto, ideação e tentativa de suicídio, grande consumo de álcool e presença de transtorno mental comum. RESULTADOS: Foram definidos três fatores com variância acumulada semelhante (0,6092 em São Paulo e 0,6350 na Zona da Mata. Para São Paulo, o primeiro fator foi determinado pela violência física, o segundo pela sexual e o terceiro pela psicológica. Para a Zona da Mata, o primeiro fator foi composto pela violência psicológica, o segundo pela física e o terceiro pela sexual. Coeficientes de alfa de Cronbach foram 0,88 em São Paulo e 0,89 na Zona da Mata. As médias dos escores de violência foram significativamente maiores para desfechos menos favoráveis, exceto tentativa de suicídio em São Paulo. CONCLUSÕES: O instrumento mostrou-se adequado para estimar a violência de gênero contra a mulher perpetrada por seu parceiro íntimo e pode ser utilizado em estudos sobre o tema. Ele tem alta consistência interna e capacidade de discriminar as formas de violência psicológica, física e sexual, perpetrada

  11. 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...

  12. ASTER Mexicali

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    2000-01-01

    Dramatic differences in land use patterns are highlighted in this image of the U.S.-Mexico border. Lush, regularly gridded agricultural fields on the U.S. side contrast with the more barren fields of Mexico This June 12, 2000, sub-scene combines visible and near infrared bands, displaying vegetation in red. The town of Mexicali-Calexico spans the border in the middle of the image; El Centro, California, is in the upper left. Watered by canals fed from the Colorado River, California's Imperial Valley is one of the country's major fruit and vegetable producers. This image covers an area 24 kilometers (15 miles) wide and 30 kilometers (19 miles) long in three bands of the reflected visible and infrared wavelength region.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 instrument and the data products. Dr. Anne Kahle at NASA

  13. 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

  14. 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...

  15. ASTER Andes

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    2000-01-01

    In this image of the Andes along the Chile-Bolivia border, the visible and infrared data have been computer enhanced to exaggerate the color differences of the different materials. The scene is dominated by the Pampa Luxsar lava complex, occupying the upper right two-thirds of the scene. Lava flows are distributed around remnants of large dissected cones, the largest of which is Cerro Luxsar. On the middle left edge of the image are the Olca and Parumastrato volcanoes, which appear in blue due to a lack of vegetation (colored red in this composite). This image covers an area 60 kilometers (37 miles) wide and 60 kilometers (37 miles) long in three bands of the reflected visible and infrared wavelength region. It was acquired on April 7, 2000.The image is located at 21 degrees south latitude, 68.3 degrees west longitude. 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 applications include monitoring glacial advances and retreats

  16. 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

  17. 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.)

  18. Índices para estimar o tempo transcorrido entre o surto hemorrágico subaracnóideo e a colheita de líquido cefalorraqueano

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    José M. Marlet

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    Full Text Available O autor simulou, experimentalmente, acidente vascular cerebral hemorrágico em cães injetando sangue do próprio animal no espaço subaracnóideo, colhendo amostras diárias de LCR durante 14 dias, sendo estudada a evolução das concentrações de oxiemoglobina e de bilirrubina, empregando métodos espectrofotométricos. Define um coeficiente hemoglobínico como a relação entre a concentração de oxiemoglobina e o total de pigmentos do LCR e um índice hemoglobina-bilirrubina como a relação entre as concentrações de oxiemoglobina e bilirrubina. Depois do tratamento estatístico, chega à conclusão de que ambos permitem estimar o tempo transcorrido desde o surto hemorrágico subaracnóideo e a colheita de LCR. São apresentadas sugestões quanto à aplicabilidade prática destes indicadores em Neurologia e Medicina Preventiva.

  19. 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

  20. Equações para estimar o estoque de carbono no fuste de árvores individuais e em plantios comerciais de eucalipto Equations to estimate carbon stock in stems of individual trees ans stands of eucalyptus

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    Carlos Pedro Boechat Soares

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi ajustar equações para estimar o carbono presente no fuste de árvores individuais de eucalipto e o estoque de carbono, por unidade de área, em diferentes condições de plantio. Para isso, foram utilizadas 532 árvores para ajustar a equação referente ao modelo alométrico de Schumacher e Hall (1933 e 95 parcelas permanentes para ajustar as equações referentes aos modelos de crescimento e produção, incluindo as seguintes variáveis independentes: idade (I, área basal (B e índice de local (S. Após as análises, verificou-se que as equações se ajustaram bem aos dados observados, fornecendo estimativas precisas.The objective of this work was to adjust equations to estimate carbon in the stems of individual eucalyptus trees and carbon stock, by unit of area, in different planting conditions. For that, 532 trees were used to adjust the allometric model of Schumacher and Hall (1933 and 95 permanent plots to adjust equations related to growth and yield models, including the following independent variables: age (I, basal area (B and site index (S. The analyses showed that the equations adjusted well to the observed data, providing accurate estimates.

  1. 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

    1992-01-01

    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...

  2. El muestreo de áreas: una alternativa para estimar características poblacionales ante la ausencia de datos censales.

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    Edwin Chaves Esquivel

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo discute el uso del muestreo de áreas en la obtención de estimaciones de características poblacionales de una determinada región. Para ello se utilizan los segmentos censales del último censo de población y vivienda. La técnica fue aplicada en el cantón de San Rafael de Heredia y los resultados demuestran que el método es una buena alternativa, para la estimación de ciertas características poblacionales ante la carencia de datos censales.

  3. Metodología para estimar el coeficiente de heterogeneidad del suelo, el número de repeticiones y el tamaño de parcela en investigaciones con frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris L.

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    Blair Matthew

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Con el objeto de estimar el coeficiente de heterogeneidad del suelo (b, sin realizar ensayos de unifor- midad, se propuso una metodología en la cual se usan datos provenientes de ensayos de rendimiento, aislando el efecto de tratamiento de la variable de respuesta. Para definir aspectos metodológicos y mostrar algunos resultados obtenidos en el manejo estadístico de la información, se utilizaron los da- tos de un ensayo de rendimiento de frijol común realizado en el Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT por el Programa de Mejoramiento de Frijol Andino. El coeficiente de heterogeneidad del suelo se estimó a partir de la ley de varianza de Smith (+958 y la ecuación propuesta por Federer (1963 encontrando valores de 0.59 y 0.66, respectivamente. Teniendo como referencia el valor de b estimado a partir de la metodología de Federer (1963 se recurrió a la metodología de Hatheway (1961 para encontrar la mejor combinación de tamaño de parcela, número de repeticiones y diferencia a de- tectar como porcentaje de la media.

  4. 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

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    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...

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

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    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 ...

  6. 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

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    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

  7. 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

  8. UTILIZACIÓN DE TÉCNICAS NUCLEARES PARA ESTIMAR LA EROSIÓN HÍDRICA EN PLANTACIONES DE TABACO EN CUBA

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    Reinaldo H. Gil

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La erosión del suelo es un elemento importante en la degradación de tierras, provocando impactos negativos a varios niveles (parcela, finca, cuenca, etc. El cultivo del tabaco en el occidente del país se ha visto negativamente afectado por la erosión hídrica asociado a factores naturales y antrópicos. Un elemento fundamental para implementar una estrategia de manejo sostenible de tierras es la cuantificación de las pérdidas de suelo, ya que permiten establecer políticas de conservación de suelos. Las técnicas nucleares en la evaluación de la erosión, poseen ventajas en comparación con los métodos tradicionales y han sido aplicadas en diferentes agrosistemas a nivel mundial. En la provincia Pinar del Río, los suelos dedicados al cultivo del tabaco, presentan elevados niveles erosivos, por lo que es importante utilizar técnicas que permitan la cuantificación de las tasas de erosión de suelos. El trabajo muestra el uso de la técnica del 137 Cs para caracterizar el estado de la erosión de suelos en dos sectores de una granja con plantaciones de tabaco, ubicadas en la Llanura Suroccidental de la provincia de Pinar del Río. La estrategia de muestreo incorporó la evaluación de transectas seleccionadas en dirección de la pendiente, siendo tomadas muestras de suelos que incluyeron todo el 137 Cs del perfil. Se emplearon varios modelos de conversión; el Modelo de Balance de Masa II proporcionó los mejores resultados, obteniéndose una tasa de redistribución de suelos con valores de -18,28 a 8,15 t ha -1 año -

  9. 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

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    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.

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

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    Diego Ahumada

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    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.

  11. 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.

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    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

  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

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    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

  13. 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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    Mónica Bocco

    2010-09-01

    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.

  14. Imagens do sensor MODIS associadas a um modelo agronômico para estimar a produtividade de soja MODIS sensor images associated with an agronomic model to estimate soybean grain yield

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    Rodrigo Rizzi

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar a produtividade de soja no Rio Grande do Sul, nas safras de 2000/2001 a 2002/2003, por meio de um modelo agronômico implementado em um Sistema de Informação Geográfica (SIG. Duas abordagens foram utilizadas: o modelo agronômico (AGRO, com valores de índice de área foliar (IAF obtidos da literatura; e o modelo agronômico-espectral (AGROESPEC, com valores de IAF estimados a partir das imagens MODIS (moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer. As estimativas de produtividade obtidas pelo modelo foram comparadas àquelas fornecidas pelo Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE, com o uso do teste t para pares de observação. Nas safras 2000/2001 e 2001/2002, não foram observadas diferenças significativas. Para 2002/2003, o modelo subestimou o valor de produtividade em 7,87 e 7,04%, nas abordagens AGRO e AGROESPEC, respectivamente, em comparação à produtividade fornecida pelo IBGE. Ambas as abordagens do modelo permitiram avaliação objetiva e quantitativa do efeito das condições meteorológicas sobre a produtividade de soja. Entretanto, o AGROESPEC forneceu estimativas mais detalhadas, no que se refere à variação espacial da produtividade, em razão do emprego dos valores de IAF estimados a partir das imagens MODIS.The objective of this work was to estimate soybean yield in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, for crop years of 2000/2001 to 2002/2003 through an agronomic crop yield model implemented in a geographic information system (GIS. Two approaches were used: an agronomic model (AGRO, with leaf area index (LAI obtained from literature, and an agronomic-spectral model (AGROESPEC, with LAI estimated from MODIS (moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer images. Results were compared with the official estimates provided by Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE, using the t test for paired observations. For crop years 2000/2001 and 2001/2002, there were no

  15. 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.

  16. 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

    2013-06-01

    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.

  17. 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

  18. ASTER Expedited Data Services

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    Duda, K. A.

    2010-12-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra spacecraft offers near real-time data delivery through an expedited system used to support emergency responders and science field campaigns. Data acquired and processed in this manner can be available for download within six hours of collection, as compared with a lag time of many days before standard products become available at two distribution sites. The orbit revisit frequency is 16 days for nadir views, but this can be reduced substantially through off-nadir pointing, at high latitudes, and by night observations. Scheduling confirmation takes place two to four days prior to imaging. ASTER is a joint mission involving the U.S. and Japan. ASTER expedited data are generated at the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC), where standard products are also archived after receipt from affiliates at the Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Center (ERSDAC) in Tokyo. The ASTER instrument operates through scheduled observations, and is very successfully completing a global mapping mission. With three visible and near-infrared (VNIR) bands at 15 m ground resolution, six shortwave infrared (SWIR) bands at 30 m resolution, and five thermal infrared (TIR) bands at 90 m resolution, the 1.7-million scene archive of ASTER data acquired during the last decade provides utility in a wide range of investigations. A back-looking band is also present that enables the generation of digital elevation models (DEM). ASTER expedited data have been requested by national and international emergency response organizations to provide current views of many types of disaster situations, including volcanoes, hurricanes, wildfires, floods, tsunamis, landslides and other events. ASTER data have been provided in response to activations of the International Charter, Space and Major Disasters. Examples of data acquired for a variety of disaster situations will be provided. Recent events supported

  19. Avaliação de modelo matemático para estimar a radiação solar incidente sobre superfícies com diferentes exposições e declividades Evaluation of a model used for estimating income solar radiation in surfaces with different expositions and declivities

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    José E. P. Turco

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar modelo matemático para estimar a radiação solar global diária sobre superfícies com diferentes exposições e declividades, no período de março de 2002 a março de 2003. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida em uma estrutura denominada "Bacia Hidrográfica Experimental" do Departamento de Engenharia Rural da UNESP, Câmpus de Jaboticabal - SP. Nessa estrutura, foram utilizadas superfícies caracterizadas como H, 10N, 10S, 20N, 20S, 10E, 10W, 20E e 20W. O sensor utilizado para medir a radiação solar global incidente nas superfícies estudadas foi um piranômetro da marca Kipp & Zonnen, modelo CM3. Para calcular a radiação solar incidente nas superfícies estudadas, foi utilizado o modelo de Kondratyev. As análises dos resultados foram feitas para o período diário, utilizando-se de análise de regressão e considerando o modelo linear (y = ax + b, na qual a variável dependente foi a radiação global medida (K¯M e a radiação global calculada (K¯C foi a variável independente. Os resultados deste estudo mostram que o modelo apresentou bons resultados para estimar a radiação nas superfícies H, 10N, 10S, 10E, 10W, 20E e 20W. Utilizando-se de dados de dias com céu límpido, foram obtidos os seguintes resultados: no inverno, o modelo foi preciso para estimar a radiação solar na superfície 20N, e apresentou resultados aceitáveis para estimar a radiação solar na superfície 20S.This research evaluated a model used for estimating income solar radiation in surfaces with different expositions and declivities. The research was developed in one structure denominated "Experimental Hidrografic Basin" of the Rural Engineering Department - UNESP, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil. In this structure was utilized surfaces characterized as H, 10N, 10S, 20N, 20S, 10E, 10W, 20E and 20W. The sensor used for obtaining income solar radiation in surfaces was a Kipp & Zonnen Piranometer model CM3. The methodology

  20. Avaliação de fluxos de calor e evapotranspiração pelo modelo SEBAL com uso de dados do sensor ASTER Evaluation of heat fluxes and evapotranspiration using SEBAL model with data from ASTER sensor

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    Thiago Veloso dos Santos

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência da aplicação do modelo SEBAL em estimar os fluxos de energia em superfície e a evapotranspiração diária, numa extensa área de cultivo de arroz irrigado, no município de Paraíso do Sul, RS, tendo como parâmetros dados do sensor ASTER. As variáveis estudadas constituem importantes parâmetros do tempo e do clima em estudos agrometeorológicos e de racionalização no uso da água. As metodologias convencionais de estimativa desses parâmetros são pontuais e geralmente apresentam incertezas, que aumentam quando o interesse é o comportamento espacial desses parâmetros. Aplicou-se o algoritmo "Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land" (SEBAL, em uma imagem do sensor "Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer" (ASTER. As estimativas obtidas foram comparadas com medições em campo, realizadas por uma estação micrometeorológica localizada no interior da área de estudo. As estimativas mais precisas foram as de fluxo de calor sensível e de evapotranspiração diária, e a estimativa que apresentou maior erro foi a do fluxo de calor no solo. A metodologia empregada foi capaz de reproduzir os fluxos de energia em superfície de maneira satisfatória para estudos agrometeorológicos e de rendimento de culturas.The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of SEBAL model in estimating soil surface energy fluxes and daily evapotranspiration for a large area of irrigated rice farms, near the municipality of Paraíso do Sul, RS, Brazil, using data from ASTER sensor. The evaluated variables are important weather and climatic parameters for agrometeorological studies and rationalization of water use. The conventional methodologies for estimating these parameters generally present uncertainties, which increase when concern is in the spatial behavior of such parameters. The Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL was applied in an Advanced Spaceborne

  1. Equações de predição para estimar os valores energéticos de alimentos concentrados de origem vegetal para aves utilizando a metanálise Prediction equations to estimate the energy values of plant origin concentrate feeds for poultry utilizing the meta-analysis

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    Germano Augusto Jerônimo do Nascimento

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado visando obter equações de predição para estimar os valores de energia metabolizável (EMAn de alimentos concentrados de origem vegetal comumente utilizados nas rações de aves utilizando-se o princípio da meta-análise. Dados com valores de EMAn e composição química dos alimentos (proteína bruta, PB; extrato etéreo, EE; matéria mineral, MM; fibra bruta, FB, fibra em detergente neutro, FDN e fibra em detergente ácido, FDA foram utilizados para estimar a EMAn considerando a composição química desses alimentos. Foram incluídos os efeitos de sexo em três níveis (macho, fêmea e mistos; idade em quatro níveis (1ª e 2ª semanas de vida; 3ª e 4ª semanas; 5ª e 6ª semanas; acima ou indefinido, e metodologia empregada no metabolismo em dois níveis (coleta total - CT; alimentação forçada + CT. O arranjo fatorial entre os efeitos (3 × 4 × 2, totalizando até 24 grupos, foi submetido à análise dos mínimos quadrados ponderados. Adotou-se o procedimento de Stepwise para estudar a associação entre as variáveis e, então, utilizou-se o Proc Reg do SAS para ajustar o modelo de regressão linear múltipla. Duas equações melhor se ajustaram para estimar a EMAn dos alimentos concentrados, EMAn = 4101,33 + 56,28EE 232,97MM 24,86FDN + 10,42FDA (R² = 0,84 e EMAn = 4095,41 + 56,84EE 225,26MM 22,24FDN (R² = 0,83. As variáveis FDN e FDA dos alimentos são importantes e não podem ser desconsideradas, pois sua retirada do modelo ocasionou redução do coeficiente de determinação de 84% e 83% para 70%.The present study was carried out to obtain prediction equations to estimate the metabolizable energy values (AMEn of concentrate feeds of plant origin commonly used in poultry diets, using the meta-analysis principle. A data collection review was made of the studies carried out in Brazil to catalogue information on the metabolizable energy values and chemical composition of the feeds (CP - crude protein

  2. 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

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    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 ...

  3. 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

  4. Equações de predição para estimar os valores da EMAn de alimentos proteicos para aves utilizando a meta-análise Prediction equations to estimate the AMEn values of protein feedstuffs for poultry utilizing meta-analysis

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    Germano Augusto Jerônimo do Nascimento

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado para se obter uma equação de predição para estimar os valores de energia metabolizável aparente corrigida (EMAn dos alimentos proteicos usualmente utilizados em rações para frangos de corte utilizando-se o princípio da meta-análise. Realizou-se uma revisão bibliográfica de estudos no Brasil para catalogar informações sobre valores de EMAn e composição química dos alimentos: proteína bruta (PB, extrato etéreo (EE, matéria mineral (MM, fibra bruta (FB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e fibra em detergente ácido (FDA. Foram considerados os efeitos de: sexo, em três níveis (macho, fêmea e mistos; idade, em quatro níveis (1ª e 2ª semana de vida, 3ª e 4ª semana, 5ª e 6ª semana e acima ou indefinido e metodologia empregada no metabolismo em dois níveis: coleta total (CT e alimentação forçada + (CT. Os dados foram analisados em um esquema fatorial 3 × 4 × 2, podendo totalizar até 24 grupos, adotando-se o procedimento Stepwise para a seleção de variáveis e o Proc Reg do (SAS para ajustar o modelo de regressão linear múltipla. A equação obtida que melhor se ajustou foi EMAn = 2707,71 + 58,63EE - 16,06FDN (R² = 0,81, sendo o EE a variável mais importante, em se tratando de possíveis variações nos teores energéticos dos alimentos proteicos.This study was accomplished aiming to obtain prediction equations to estimate the values of corrected apparent metabolizable energy (AMEn of the protein feedstuffs usually used in broiler rations, through the meta-analysis principle. Literature review of the studies realized in Brazil was performed to catalog information about values of AMEn and chemical composition of the feedstuffs reported (CP = crude protein; EE = ether extract; CF = crude fiber; NDF = neutral detergent fiber; ADF = acid detergent fiber. Effects of sex at three levels (male; female and mixed; age at four levels (1st and 2nd weeks of life; 3rd and 4th weeks; 5th and 6th weeks

  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. Comparación entre los métodos subjetivo y objetivo para estimar el consumo de sodio en hipertensos Comparison between subjective and objective methods for sodium intake estimate among hypertensive persons

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    L. B. Dallepiane

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El exceso de consumo de sodio contribuye a la aparición de hipertensión arterial; la relación entre el aumento de la tensión arterial y la edad avanzada es más alta en poblaciones cuya ingestión de sal es mayor. Objetivo: Este estudio tuvo como objetivo comparar el método subjetivo y el objetivo a fin de estimar el consumo del sodio. Metodología: El diseño es del tipo retrospectivo con datos secundarios de banco de datos brutos, utilizando como método subjetivo la aplicación de un cuestionario de consumo de sodio en el cual el relato de consumo ha sido convertido a mg de sodio consumido por día; como método objetivo el resultado de la excreción de sodio en la orina en 24 horas por hipertensos mayores de 50 años. Los datos han sido analizados mediante software SPSS, utilizando la correlación de Spearman. Resultados: Los principales resultados no han demostrado correlación lineal significativa entre los valores de consumo de sodio relatado en el cuestionario en relación a los valores de la recolección de sodio (Na 24 h. Conclusión: A pesar de sus ventajas, el método subjetivo no se ha correlacionado con la excreción urinaria de sodio. Se necesitan nuevos estudios que puedan elucidar los presentes resultados frente a la diferencia encontrada con otros estudios.Introduction: High sodium intake contributes to arterial hypertension; the relationship between high blood pressure and human aging is stronger among populations with high sodium intake. Objectives: The aim of this research is to compare subjective and objective methods on the estimate of the consumption of sodium. Methods: This is a retrospective investigation along with secondary topics from the raw data base. The subjective method used was result of the score of the application of a questionary about the sodium intake, where the sodium consumption report was converted into daily mg of sodium intake. The objective method was the result of the urine

  7. 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.

  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

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    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. Método basado en teledetección para estimar la emisión de gases efecto invernadero por quema de biomasa A remote sensing method to estimate greenhouse gas emissions from biomass burning

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    Jesús Adolfo Anaya Acevedo

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    Full Text Available La quema de biomasa es una fuente importante de gases efecto invernadero en países en vías de desarrollo. En Colombia, el cambio de uso del suelo, la silvicultura y el sector agropecuario superan el 50% de las emisiones totales de efecto invernadero. El fuego se utiliza con frecuencia como un mecanismo para cambiar el uso del suelo. Los Llanos orientales y la Amazonía colombiana están sometidos todos los años a la quema de biomasa, especialmente entre enero y marzo. Los estudios en la distribución espacial y temporal de las emisiones son importantes de cara a los informes en el ámbito nacional. Este artículo de revisión describe el método para hacer estas estimaciones utilizando teledetección y algunos de los resultados disponibles para Colombia.Biomass burning is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries. In Colombia, land use change, forestry and agriculture are responsible for more than 50% of the total greenhouse gas emissions. Fire is commonly used as a mechanism for land use change. In Colombia the Llanos Orientales and the Amazonia are subject to biomass burning every year during the dry season, especially from January to March. Studies of the spatial and temporal distribution of emissions are required for emissions report at a national level. The goal of this state of the art article is to describe a method to estimate emissions with a remote sensing approach and to present some of the variables already measured in Colombia.

  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. Uma proposta metodológica para estimar o custo da poluição do ar nas análises de viabilidade de sistemas de transportes urbanos

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    Marcelo Camilli Landmann

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    O objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar um novo método para valoração monetária da poluição do ar para ser utilizado nas análises de viabilidade de projetos de transportes. Os métodos tradicionalmente utilizados, com base nos custos de saúde, envolvem várias etapas de cálculo, muita imprecisão, e são considerados muito complexos e onerosos. Além disso, os dados necessários nem sempre estão disponíveis nos países em desenvolvimento, o que tem levado a adaptações precárias dos resultados dos estudos feitos nos países desenvolvidos, com base na renda per capita, por exemplo, desconsiderando assim a dispersão dos poluentes e outras especificidades das regiões de estudo, como o grau de exposição e a pré-disposição da população local às doenças. O método proposto tem como base os custos do controle das emissões veiculares. Através de pesquisa de preços de catalisadores e dos custos de manutenção e fiscalização das emissões veiculares, e aplicando-se as equações de consumo de combustíveis em redes urbanas, chegou-se a um modelo bastante simples e direto, que pode ser facilmente utilizado nos estudos de planejamento de transportes. Como dados de entrada são utilizados os valores de veículo*km, veículo*hora e velocidade média na rede, obtidos a partir de modelos de simulação de transportes. Finalmente, se assinala que o método proposto deriva de uma abordagem em que a conservação ambiental, mais do que mera questão de eficiência econômica, é uma condição necessária à própria reprodução da sociedade.

  13. 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...

  14. Validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire to assess dietary intake of women living in Mexico City Validación y reproducibilidad de un cuestionario de frecuencia de consumo para estimar la ingesta alimentaria en mujeres de la Ciudad de México

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    MAURICIO HERNÁNDEZ-AVILA

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    la reproducibilidad del cuestionario de frecuencia de consumo se comparó el resultado obtenido al aplicar la encuesta a 134 mujeres en dos tiempos separados por 12 meses. Para evaluar la validez del cuestionario, comparamos los resultados obtenidos a partir de su aplicación, con el promedio de 16 recordatorios de 24-horas, los cuales se obtuvieron en el transcurso de 12 meses. Para estimar la validez utilizamos modelos de regresión y correlación de Pearson. Para evaluar la reproducibilidad estimamos la correlacion intraclase entre los cuestionarios de frecuencia de consumo. Resultados. Las ingestas promedio diarias estimadas por los cuestionarios de frecuencia de consumo fueron similares. Sin embargo, las medias estimadas mediante los recordatorios de 24 horas fueron significativamente menores. Las correlaciones intraclase entre los cuestionarios de frecuencia de consumo aplicados 12 meses aparte, variaron entre 0.38 para colesterol y 0.54 para fibra cruda. Las correlaciones ajustadas por calorías entre el primer cuestionario y la media de los recordatorios variaron entre 0.12 para ácidos grasos polinsaturados y 0.67 para ácidos grasos saturados. En el análisis de regresión observamos asociaciones estadísticamente significativas para casi todos los nutrientes, excepto para grasas polinsaturadas, ácido folico, vitamina E y zinc. Conclusiones. Los resultados indican que el cuestionario es útil para evaluar la ingesta dietética. Sin embargo, su utilización en poblaciones con diferente estructura de edad y género o ubicación geográfica requerirá de acciones adicionales para garantizar su validez y reproducibilidad.

  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

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    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

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    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. Physical Basis of Large Microtubule Aster Growth

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    Ishihara, Keisuke; Mitchison, Timothy J

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    Microtubule asters - radial arrays of microtubules organized by centrosomes - play a fundamental role in the spatial coordination of animal cells. The standard model of aster growth assumes a fixed number of microtubules originating from the centrosomes. However, aster morphology in this model does not scale with cell size, and we recently found evidence for non-centrosomal microtubule nucleation. Here, we combine autocatalytic nucleation and polymerization dynamics to develop a biophysical model of aster growth. Our model predicts that asters expand as traveling waves and recapitulates all major aspects of aster growth. As the nucleation rate increases, the model predicts an explosive transition from stationary to growing asters with a discontinuous jump of the growth velocity to a nonzero value. Experiments in frog egg extract confirm the main theoretical predictions. Our results suggest that asters observed in large frog and amphibian eggs are a meshwork of short, unstable microtubules maintained by autoca...

  18. 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

  19. 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

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    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

  20. 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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    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

  1. Equações para estimar a quantidade de carbono na parte aérea de árvores de eucalipto em Viçosa, Minas Gerais Equations for estimating the amount of carbon in the aerial parts of eucalypt trees in Viçosa, MG, Brazil

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    Carlos Pedro Boechat Soares

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de ajustar equações que permitem estimar com precisão a quantidade de carbono presente na parte aérea das árvores de eucalipto, na região de Viçosa, Minas Gerais. Após as análises constatou-se que: a o fuste é o componente da parte aérea da árvore com a maior quantidade de carbono estocado, seguido dos galhos, da casca e das folhas; b existe uma relação exponencial positiva entre a quantidade de carbono presente nas diferentes partes das árvores (Yi e as dimensões dos fustes das árvores, expressa pelo dap e altura total (Ht, que pode ser descrita pela seguinte relação alométrica: Yi = a.dap b.Ht c; e c a variável dap foi significativa, a 95% de probabilidade, nas equações que estimam a quantidade de carbono de todos os componentes da parte aérea das árvores de eucalipto. Contudo, a variável altura foi significativa apenas nas equações para o fuste e para os galhos.The objective of this work was to adjust equations that allow for an accurate estimation of the amount of carbon present in the aerial part of eucalypt trees in Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil. After the analyses, it was verified that: a the stem in the aerial part component of the trees with the largest amount of stored carbon, followed by the branches, bark and leaves; b there is a positive exponential relationship among the amounts of the carbon present in the different parts of the trees (Yi and the stem dimensions of the trees, expressed by diameter at breast height (dbh and total height (Ht, that can be described by the following allometric relationship: Yi = a.dap b.Ht c ; and c the variable d.b.h. was significant, at the aerial parts of 95% probability, in the equations estimating the amount of carbon of all the components of the trees, the variable height was significant only for the stem and branch equations.

  2. Utilização das recomendações de nutrientes para estimar prevalência de consumo insuficiente das vitaminas C e E em gestantes Using recommended intakes to estimate the prevalence of insufficient consumption of vitamin C and E by pregnant women

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    Maíra Barreto Malta

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    Full Text Available Na gestação ocorrem adaptações que conduzem a um aumento da taxa metabólica basal, caracterizando um estado de alto nível de estresse oxidativo, tornando relevante a avaliação do consumo de nutrientes antioxidantes por mulheres grávidas. Este estudo teve como objetivo estimar a prevalência de consumo insuficiente das vitaminas C e E em gestantes assistidas em serviços públicos de saúde. Estudou-se amostra (n=107 representativa das mulheres no segundo trimestre gestacional atendidas durante o pré-natal nas unidades de atenção básica do município de Botucatu/SP. O consumo foi investigado mediante dois inquéritos recordatórios de 24 horas. Para estimar a prevalência de inadequação de consumo na população, foi utilizado o método EAR como ponto de corte. Diferenças de consumo (em tercis em relação a fatores socioeconômicos, obstétricos e hábitos de vida foram pesquisadas mediante análise estratificada, adotando-se pThe changes that occur during pregnancy lead to an increase in the basal metabolic rate, which characterizes a high oxidative-stress condition, thus making the evaluation of the intake of antioxidant nutrients by pregnant women a relevant issue. This study aimed at estimating the prevalence of insufficient intake of vitamin C and E by pregnant women assisted by public healthcare services. A representative sample (n=107 of women in the second gestational trimester was studied. Such women's prenatal care was provided by basic healthcare units in the city of Botucatu/SP. Intake was investigated by two 24-hour recalls. The EAR method was adopted as cutoff point in order to estimate the prevalence of intake inadequacy in the population. Intake differences (in terciles in relation to social, economic and obstetric factors as well as lifestyle were investigated by means of stratified analysis and by adopting a level of significance of p<0.05. The prevalence rates estimated for the insufficient intake of vitamins C

  3. Commercial Digital Camera to Estimate Postharvest Leaf Area Index in Vitis vinifera L. cv. Cabernet Sauvignon on a Vertical Trellis Uso de una Cámara Digital Comercial para Estimar el Índice de Área Foliar en Vitis vinifera L. cv. Cabernet Sauvignon en Poscosecha Conducida en Espaldera Vertical

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    Miguel Espinosa L.

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    calculó el área de la imagen y los metros cuadrados por metro lineal. Se seleccionaron los mejores modelos de tres ajustes de regresión lineal entre: i el LAI de las imágenes verticales del LAGB con el LAI del PLAQS, ii el LAI de las imágenes horizontales con el PLAQS, y iii el IAF de ambos tipos de imágenes con el PLAQS. En todos los modelos los parámetros son significativos. El ajuste entre la imagen vertical del LAGB y el PLAQS, presenta mayor simpleza y facilidad de cálculo, requiriendo sólo una imagen vertical para estimar el LAI. Las imágenes así obtenidas pueden estimar con precisión el LAI en este tipo de cultivar y de conducci��n de la parra.

  4. Identificación de metabasaltos alterados mediante datos ASTER

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    Silvia Castro Godoy

    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.

  5. 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

  6. Utilização de função dielétrica para estimar o teor de água em sementes de café Use of a dielectric function for determination of coffee seeds moisture content

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    Pedro Amorim Berbert

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O interesse na utilização das propriedades dielétricas de produtos agrícolas granulares tem aumentado devido ao seu potencial para aplicação em novas tecnologias, como a medição contínua do teor de água de grãos e sementes em operações que utilizam o controle automático de processos, como a colheita, secagem e aeração. O procedimento mais eficaz para diminuir os erros que as alterações no fluxo de massa do produto provocam na estimativa do seu teor de água é a derivação de modelos que empregam a permissividade elétrica relativa ε' e o fator de perda dielétrica ε" das sementes. Assim, este trabalho teve como objetivo desenvolver um modelo dielétrico a partir da função [(ε'-1/ε"] para determinação indireta e não-destrutiva do teor de água de sementes de café utilizando o método da capacitância no intervalo de radiofreqüências. Os testes experimentais foram realizados em 2005, no Laboratório de Engenharia Agrícola da Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense. Dentre os modelos obtidos, aquele que permitiu estimar o teor de água de sementes de café com melhor grau de acurácia apresentou erro-padrão da estimativa entre 0,2 e 1,2 pontos percentuais e erro máximo entre 0,4 e 2,6 pontos percentuais.The interest in dielectric properties of grains has been increasing over the years due to their potential utilization in new technologies such as the on-line estimation of moisture content in automatic control of harvest, drying and aeration. The most convenient way of reducing measurement errors caused by fluctuations in grain mass flow rate is the derivation of dielectric models based on the relative permittivity ε' and loss ε" of the product. The object of this research work is to develop a dielectric model derived from the function, [(ε'-1/ε"] for indirect and non-destructive on-line moisture content measurement of parchment coffee seeds at radiofrequencies. Experimental tests were conducted during the

  7. 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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    D. Martínez-Gómez

    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

  8. Identificación de metabasaltos alterados mediante datos ASTER Identification of altered metabasalts from ASTER data

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    Silvia Castro Godoy

    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.ASTER data allowed developing a simple methodology, using the Short Wave Infrared spectral bands (SWIR, in order to detect alteration minerals that affect igneous bodies and have spectral differences with the country rock. As an example chloritic alteration was detected in metabasalts interbedded in metasediments of Puntilla de Uspallata Formation, Precordillera Mendocina.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  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

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    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. Equações para estimar a quantidade de carbono na parte aérea de árvores de eucalipto em Viçosa, Minas Gerais Equations for estimating the amount of carbon in the aerial parts of eucalypt trees in Viçosa, MG, Brazil

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    Carlos Pedro Boechat Soares; Marcio Leles Romarco de Oliveira

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    Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de ajustar equações que permitem estimar com precisão a quantidade de carbono presente na parte aérea das árvores de eucalipto, na região de Viçosa, Minas Gerais. Após as análises constatou-se que: a) o fuste é o componente da parte aérea da árvore com a maior quantidade de carbono estocado, seguido dos galhos, da casca e das folhas; b) existe uma relação exponencial positiva entre a quantidade de carbono presente nas diferentes partes das árvores (Y...

  14. 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

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    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

  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. 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

  17. Two New Diterpene Acetylxylosides From Aster Veitchianus

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    Er Wei LI; Kun GAO; Zhong Jian JIA

    2004-01-01

    Two new acetylxylosides, ent-manool-13-O-β-D-2'-acetylxylopyranoside(1)and ent-manool-13-O-β-D-2',4'-diacetylxylopyranoside(2)were isolated from Aster veitchianus.Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods.

  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. ASTER Images San Francisco Bay Area

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    These images of the San Francisco Bay region were acquired on March 3, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite. Each covers an area 60 kilometers (37 miles) wide and 75 kilometers (47 miles) long. With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER will image the Earth for the next 6 years to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet.Upper Left: The color infrared composite uses bands in the visible and reflected infrared. Vegetation is red, urban areas are gray; sediment in the bays shows up as lighter shades of blue. Thanks to the 15 meter (50-foot) spatial resolution, shadows of the towers along the Bay Bridge can be seen.Upper right: A composite of bands in the short wave infrared displays differences in soils and rocks in the mountainous areas. Even though these regions appear entirely vegetated in the visible, enough surface shows through openings in the vegetation to allow the ground to be imaged.Lower left: This composite of multispectral thermal bands shows differences in urban materials in varying colors. Separation of materials is due to differences in thermal emission properties, analogous to colors in the visible.Lower right: This is a color coded temperature image of water temperature, derived from the thermal bands. Warm waters are in white and yellow, colder waters are blue. Suisun Bay in the upper right is fed directly from the cold Sacramento River. As the water flows through San Pablo and San Francisco Bays on the way to the Pacific, the waters warm up.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

  20. ASTER Images the Island of Hawaii

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    2000-01-01

    These images of the Island of Hawaii were acquired on March 19, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite. With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER will image Earth for the next 6 years to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet. Data are shown from the short wavelength and thermal infrared spectral regions, illustrating how different and complementary information is contained in different parts of the spectrum.Left image: This false-color image covers an area 60 kilometers (37 miles) wide and 120 kilometers (75 miles) long in three bands of the short wavelength infrared region. While, much of the island was covered in clouds, the dominant central Mauna Loa volcano, rising to an altitude of 4115 meters (13,500 feet), is cloud-free. Lava flows can be seen radiating from the central crater in green and black tones. As they reach lower elevations, the flows become covered with vegetation, and their image color changes to yellow and orange. Mauna Kea volcano to the north of Mauna Loa has a thin cloud-cover, producing a bluish tone on the image. The ocean in the lower right appears brown due to the color processing.Right image: This image is a false-color composite of three thermal infrared bands. The brightness of the colors is proportional to the temperature, and the hues display differences in rock composition. Clouds are black, because they are the coldest objects in the scene. The ocean and thick vegetation appear dark green because they are colder than bare rock surfaces, and have no thermal spectral features. Lava flows are shades of magenta, green, pink and yellow, reflecting chemical changes due to weathering and relative age differences.Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched

  1. 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

  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

    1999-07-01

    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. 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.

  4. Regional tsunami vulnerability analysis through ASTER imagery

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    Dall'Osso, Filippo; Cavalletti, Alessandra; Immordino, Francesco; Gonella, Marco

    2010-05-01

    Analysis of vulnerability to natural hazards is a key issue of prevention measures within ICZM. Knowledge of susceptibility to damage and how this is distributed along the coast allows to optimize possible prevention and mitigation actions. The present study focuses on tsunami vulnerability of a large extension of coastline: the entire westerly Thailand's coast. The work is a follow up of the CRATER project (Coastal Risk Analysis for Tsunamis and Environmental Remediation) carried out on the aftermath of the 26th December 2004 Tsunami event. Vulnerability is analyzed considering an inundation scenario given by a tsunami of seismic origin, causing a maximum run-up of 25m.. An innovative methodology have been here developed and applied, based on the combined use of ASTER (Advanced Spaceborn Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) satellite imagery, SRTM v-3 (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission - version #3) DEMs and GIS. Vulnerability level has been calculated combining information on coastal geomorphology, land use, topography and distance from the shoreline. Land use has been extrapolated from ASTER images through a multi-spectral analysis (a pixel-based and supervised classification process) of ASTER bands 1 to 9, plus one band for the NDVI index (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index). Coastal geomorphology has been obtained through a photo-interpretation process. Results have been organized in a set of vectorial vulnerability maps with horizontal resolution of 90m. The proposed methodology has the great advantage of being repeatable for any case of vulnerability analysis at small-medium scale (i.e. at Regional/National level) with a moderate investment in term of costs and human resources.

  5. 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

    2008-06-01

    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

  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

    2015-12-01

    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. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. Comparison of ASTER Global Emissivity Database (ASTER-GED) With In-Situ Measurement In Italian Vulcanic Areas

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    Silvestri, M.; Musacchio, M.; Buongiorno, M. F.; Amici, S.; Piscini, A.

    2015-12-01

    LP DAAC released the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Emissivity Database (GED) datasets on April 2, 2014. The database was developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology. The database includes land surface emissivities derived from ASTER data acquired over the contiguous United States, Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Australia, Europe, and China. In this work we compare ground measurements of emissivity acquired by means of Micro-FTIR (Fourier Thermal Infrared spectrometer) instrument with the ASTER emissivity map extract from ASTER-GED and the emissivity obtained by using single ASTER data. Through this analysis we want to investigate differences existing between the ASTER-GED dataset (average from 2000 to 2008 seasoning independent) and fall in-situ emissivity measurement. Moreover the role of different spatial resolution characterizing ASTER and MODIS, 90mt and 1km respectively, by comparing them with in situ measurements. Possible differences can be due also to the different algorithms used for the emissivity estimation, Temperature and Emissivity Separation algorithm for ASTER TIR band( Gillespie et al, 1998) and the classification-based emissivity method (Snyder and al, 1998) for MODIS. In-situ emissivity measurements have been collected during dedicated fields campaign on Mt. Etna vulcano and Solfatara of Pozzuoli. Gillespie, A. R., Matsunaga, T., Rokugawa, S., & Hook, S. J. (1998). Temperature and emissivity separation from Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) images. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 36, 1113-1125. Snyder, W.C., Wan, Z., Zhang, Y., & Feng, Y.-Z. (1998). Classification-based emissivity for land surface temperature measurement from space. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19, 2753-2574.

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Aster Global dem Version 3, and New Aster Water Body Dataset

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    Abrams, M.

    2016-06-01

    In 2016, the US/Japan ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) project released Version 3 of the Global DEM (GDEM). This 30 m DEM covers the earth's surface from 82N to 82S, and improves on two earlier versions by correcting some artefacts and filling in areas of missing DEMs by the acquisition of additional data. The GDEM was produced by stereocorrelation of 2 million ASTER scenes and operation on a pixel-by-pixel basis: cloud screening; stacking data from overlapping scenes; removing outlier values, and averaging elevation values. As previously, the GDEM is packaged in ~ 23,000 1 x 1 degree tiles. Each tile has a DEM file, and a NUM file reporting the number of scenes used for each pixel, and identifying the source for fill-in data (where persistent clouds prevented computation of an elevation value). An additional data set was concurrently produced and released: the ASTER Water Body Dataset (AWBD). This is a 30 m raster product, which encodes every pixel as either lake, river, or ocean; thus providing a global inland and shore-line water body mask. Water was identified through spectral analysis algorithms and manual editing. This product was evaluated against the Shuttle Water Body Dataset (SWBD), and the Landsat-based Global Inland Water (GIW) product. The SWBD only covers the earth between about 60 degrees north and south, so it is not a global product. The GIW only delineates inland water bodies, and does not deal with ocean coastlines. All products are at 30 m postings.

  14. 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...

  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

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    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. ASTER Imaging and Analysis of Glacier Hazards

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    Kargel, Jeffrey; Furfaro, Roberto; Kaser, Georg; Leonard, Gregory; Fink, Wolfgang; Huggel, Christian; Kääb, Andreas; Raup, Bruce; Reynolds, John; Wolfe, David; Zapata, Marco

    Most scientific attention to glaciers, including ASTER and other satellite-derived applications in glacier science, pertains to their roles in the following seven functions: (1) as signposts of climate change (Kaser et al. 1990; Williams and Ferrigno 1999, 2002; Williams et al. 2008; Kargel et al. 2005; Oerlemans 2005), (2) as natural reservoirs of fresh water (Yamada and Motoyama 1988; Yang and Hu 1992; Shiyin et al. 2003; Juen et al. 2007), (3) as contributors to sea-level change (Arendt et al. 2002), (4) as sources of hydropower (Reynolds 1993); much work also relates to the basic science of glaciology, especially (5) the physical phenomeno­logy of glacier flow processes and glacier change (DeAngelis and Skvarca 2003; Berthier et al. 2007; Rivera et al. 2007), (6) glacial geomorphology (Bishop et al. 1999, 2003), and (7) the technology required to acquire and analyze satellite images of glaciers (Bishop et al. 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004; Quincey et al. 2005, 2007; Raup et al. 2000, 2006ab; Khalsa et al. 2004; Paul et al. 2004a, b). These seven functions define the important areas of glaciological science and technology, yet a more pressing issue in parts of the world is the direct danger to people and infrastructure posed by some glaciers (Trask 2005; Morales 1969; Lliboutry et al. 1977; Evans and Clague 1988; Xu and Feng 1989; Reynolds 1993, 1998, 1999; Yamada and Sharma 1993; Hastenrath and Ames 1995; Mool 1995; Ames 1998; Chikita et al. 1999; Williams and Ferrigno 1999; Richardson and Reynolds 2000a, b; Zapata 2002; Huggel et al. 2002, 2004; Xiangsong 1992; Kääb et al. 2003, 2005, 2005c; Salzmann et al. 2004; Noetzli et al. 2006).

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Recent Release of the ASTER Global DEM Product

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    Behnke, J.; Hall, A.; Meyer, D.; Sohre, T.; Doescher, C.

    2009-12-01

    On June 29th, the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) release was announced to the public and to a very eager audience. ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) is an imaging instrument flying on Terra, a satellite launched in December 1999 as part of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS). ASTER is a cooperative effort between NASA, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Japan's Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Center (ERSDAC). On June 21, NASA Headquarters along with colleagues in Japan (METI) signed a plan for distribution of this product. The global digital elevation model of Earth is available online to users everywhere at no cost from NASA's Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) located at Sioux Falls, SD. The DAAC is a joint project of NASA and the USGS and is a key component of NASA's EOSDIS. The new ASTER GDEM was created from nearly 1.3 million individual stereo-pair images acquired by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (Aster) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite. The ASTER elevation model was jointly developed by NASA and METI under contract to Sensor Information Laboratory Corp., Tsukuba, Japan. On June 29, the NASA press release was picked up quickly by numerous news organizations and online sites. Response to the product was incredible! The news of the release of the product was carried on websites across the globe, this fueled a tremendous response from users. Here are a few interesting metrics about the release: - over 41,000 unique visitors to website in first week following release - top countries in order were: US (approx. 20%), Germany, U.K., Brazil, Austria, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, Japan - approximately 29,000 visitors came to the news page in the first week and about 11,000 of these users downloaded the actual press release - by the end of August, over 2 Million ASTER GDEM files had been downloaded from the Land

  20. CHROMITITE PROSPECTING USING LANDSAT TM AND ASTER REMOTE SENSING DATA

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    A. Beiranvand Pour

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Studying the ophiolite complexes using multispectral remote sensing satellite data are interesting because of high diversity of minerals and the source of podiform chromitites. This research developed an approach to discriminate lithological units and detecting host rock of chromitite bodies within ophiolitic complexes using the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER and Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM satellite data. Three main ophiolite complexes located in south of Iran have been selected for the study. Spectral transform techniques, including minimum noise fraction (MNF and specialized band ratio were employed to detect different rock units and the identification of high-potential areas of chromite ore deposits within ophiolitic complexes. A specialized band ratio (4/1, 4/5, 4/7 of ASTER, MNF components and Spectral Angle Mapper (SAM on ASTER and Landsat TM data were used to distinguish ophiolitic rock units. Results show that the specialized band ratio was able to identify different rock units and serpentinized dunite as host rock of chromitites within ophiolitic complexes, appropriately. MNF components of ASTER and Landsat TM data were suitable to distinguish ophiolitic rock complexes at a regional scale. The integration of SAM and Feature Level Fusion (FLF used in this investigation discriminated the ophiolitic rock units and prepared detailed geological map for the study area. Accordingly, high potential areas (serpentinite dunite were identified in the study area for chromite exploration targets.The approach used in this research offers the image processing techniques as a robust, reliable, fast and cost-effective method for detecting serpentinized dunite as host rock of chromitite bodies within vast ophiolite complexes using ASTER and Landsat TM satellite data.

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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

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    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...

  5. Using ASTER Stereo Images to Quantify Surface Roughness

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    Mushkin, Amit; Gillespie, Alan

    The unresolved topographic expression of surfaces, surface roughness (SR), is a fundamental surface property that conveys useful information for a wide range of Earth and planetary sciences. Yet, this information is difficult to measure remotely because most spaceborne imagers have resolutions on the order of meters to hundreds of meters and SR can vary significantly below these scales. One way to measure SR is to exploit differential shadowing in stereo images, and in particular, Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), with its nadir (3N) and backward-looking (3B) near-infrared channels. We have proposed a simple ratio of land-leaving radiance in those two channels as a measure of relative SR at scales photo-interpretation. Moreover, one could calibrate the ratio data to physical parameters, such as RMS height, and translate to SR maps at 15 m/pixel resolution. Two calibration schemes enable this translation: empirical calibration against independent in situ roughness measurements and model-based calibration against forward simulations of ­two-look ratios from very high-resolution (<5 mm) digital elevation models of natural ­surfaces, measured with a ground-based light detection and ranging ­system. Here, we focus on the latter scheme that enables construction of calibration curves for any given viewing and illumination geometries encountered by ASTER. ASTER now ­provides a global archive of images, and the two-look approach with ASTER stereo data enables a unique quantitative mapping capability of SR at 15 m/pixel spatial resolution for almost anywhere on Earth.

  6. 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...

  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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    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. 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)

  9. 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...

  10. 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

    2010-06-01

    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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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

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

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    A. Beiranvand Pour

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    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Thermal mapping of Hawaiian volcanoes with ASTER satellite data

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    Patrick, Matthew R.; Witzke, Coral-Nadine

    2011-01-01

    Thermal mapping of volcanoes is important to determine baseline thermal behavior in order to judge future thermal activity that may precede an eruption. We used cloud-free kinetic temperature images from the ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) sensor obtained between 2000 and 2010 to produce thermal maps for all five subaerial volcanoes in Hawai‘i that have had eruptions in the Holocene (Kīlauea, Mauna Loa, Hualālai, Mauna Kea, and Haleakalā). We stacked the images to provide time-averaged thermal maps, as well as to analyze temperature trends through time. Thermal areas are conspicuous at the summits and rift zones of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, and the summit calderas of these volcanoes contain obvious arcuate, concentric linear thermal areas that probably result from channeling of rising gas along buried, historical intracaldera scarps. The only significant change in thermal activity noted in the study period is the opening of the Halema‘uma‘u vent at Kīlauea's summit in 2008. Several small thermal anomalies are coincident with pit craters on Hualālai. We suspect that these simply result from the sheltered nature of the depression, but closer inspection is warranted to determine if genuine thermal activity exists in the craters. Thermal areas were not detected on Haleakalā or Mauna Kea. The main limitation of the study is the large pixel size (90 m) of the ASTER images, which reduces our ability to detect subtle changes or to identify small, low-temperature thermal activity. This study, therefore, is meant to characterize the broad, large-scale thermal features on these volcanoes. Future work should study these thermal areas with thermal cameras and thermocouples, which have a greater ability to detect small, low-temperature thermal features.

  20. 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...

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

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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...

  2. 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)...

  3. 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...

  4. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset Monthly 0.05 degree HDF5

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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)...

  5. 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 ...

  6. On-Orbit Spatial Characterization of MODIS with ASTER Aboard the Terra Spacecraft

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    Xie, Yong; Xiong, Xiaoxiong

    2011-01-01

    This letter presents a novel approach for on-orbit characterization of MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) band-to-band registration (BBR) using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) aboard the Terra spacecraft. The spatial resolution of ASTER spectral bands is much higher than that of MODIS, making it feasible to characterize MODIS on-orbit BBR using their simultaneous observations. The ground target selected for on-orbit MODIS BBR characterization in this letter is a water body, which is a uniform scene with high signal contrast relative to its neighbor areas. A key step of this approach is to accurately localize the measurements of each MODIS band in an ASTER measurement plane coordinate (AMPC). The ASTER measurements are first interpolated and aggregated to simulate the measurements of each MODIS band. The best measurement match between ASTER and each MODIS band is obtained when the measurement difference reaches its weighted minimum. The position of each MODIS band in the AMPC is then used to calculate the BBR. The results are compared with those derived from MODIS onboard Spectro-Radiometric Calibration Assembly. They are in good agreement, generally less than 0.1 MODIS pixel. This approach is useful for other sensors without onboard spatial characterization capability. Index Terms Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), band-to-band registration (BBR), MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), spatial characterization.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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...

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. Using a deformable mirror to generate custom laser guidestar asterisms: simulation and laboratory results

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    Norton, Andrew P.; Srinath, Srikar; Gavel, Donald; Kupke, Renate; Dillon, Daren

    2014-08-01

    It is possible to create custom laser guidestar (LGS) asterisms from a single beam by using a deformable mirror to pattern the phase of the outgoing laser guidestar beam. This avoids the need for multiple laser launch assemblies, and in principle would allow one to position the multiple LGS spots in any desired arrangement around the science target, as well as dynamically rotate the LGS pattern on-sky and control the distribution of intensity in each spot. Simulations and laboratory experiments indicate that a PTT111 and PTT489 IrisAO MEMS deformable mirror and a Hamamatsu X8267 spatial light modulator may have applications for creating small LGS asterisms for biological imaging with adaptive optics. For astronomy applications, the phase values required to produce the "3+1" laser guidestar asterism of Keck's Next Generation AO system is also investigated.

  16. 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).

  17. 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

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

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    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.

  19. 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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    张涛

    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。

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

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    Vaughan, R.G.; Keszthelyi, L.P.; Davies, A.G.; Schneider, D.J.; Jaworowski, C.; Heasler, H.

    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.

  1. 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.

  2. First report of Alternaria alternata causing leaf spot on Ruth's golden aster (Pityopsis ruthii) in Tennessee

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    Ruth’s golden aster, Pityopsis ruthii (Small), is an endangered, herbaceous perennial plant that is only endemic to small sections of the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers, in Polk County, Tennessee. In July 2015, a greenhouse grown plant exhibited symptoms of disease that included elongated brown lesions o...

  3. Dynamics of microtubule asters in microfabricated chambers: The role of catastrophes

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    Faivre-Moskalenko, Cendrine; Dogterom, Marileen

    2002-01-01

    Recent in vivo as well as in vitro experiments have indicated that microtubule pushing alone is sufficient to position a microtubule-organizing center within a cell. Here, we investigate the effect of catastrophes on the dynamics of microtubule asters within microfabricated chambers that mimic the confining geometry of living cells. The use of a glass bead as the microtubule-organizing center allows us to manipulate the aster by using optical tweezers. In the case in which microtubules preexist, we show that because of microtubule buckling, repositioning almost never occurs after relocation with the optical tweezers, although initial microtubule growth always leads the aster to the geometrical center of the chamber. When a catastrophe promoter is added, we find instead that the aster is able to efficiently explore the chamber geometry even after being relocated with the optical tweezers. As predicted by theoretical calculations, the results of our in vitro experiments clearly demonstrate the need for catastrophes for proper positioning in a confining geometry. These findings correlate with recent observations of nuclear positioning in fission yeast cells. PMID:12486218

  4. Cross-Calibration of Earth Observing System Terra Satellite Sensors MODIS and ASTER

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    McCorkel, J.

    2014-01-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emissive and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) are two of the five sensors onboard the Earth Observing System's Terra satellite. These sensors share many similar spectral channels while having much different spatial and operational parameters. ASTER is a tasked sensor and sometimes referred to a zoom camera of the MODIS that collects a full-earth image every one to two days. It is important that these sensors have a consistent characterization and calibration for continued development and use of their data products. This work uses a variety of test sites to retrieve and validate intercalibration results. The refined calibration of Collection 6 of the Terra MODIS data set is leveraged to provide the up-to-date reference for trending and validation of ASTER. Special attention is given to spatially matching radiance measurements using prelaunch spatial response characterization of MODIS. Despite differences in spectral band properties and spatial scales, ASTER-MODIS is an ideal case for intercomparison since the sensors have nearly identical views and acquisitions times and therefore can be used as a baseline of intercalibration performance of other satellite sensor pairs.

  5. 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

  6. Ecosystem engineering effects of Aster tripolium and Salicornia procumbens saltmarsh 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 coll

  7. Bewaren van onbeworteld stek : bewaring van onbeworteld stek van aster en solidago

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    Eveleens, B.; Krijger, D.; Kouwenhoven, D.; Berg, van den T.; Telgen, van H.J.

    2002-01-01

    In de praktijk worden geoogste stekken van Aster ericoides en Solidago maximaal een week bewaard. Bij langere bewaring (of transport) treden vaak problemen op als uitval ten gevolge van rot en/of slechte beworteling. Een langere bewaarduur is gewenst, zowel voor planning van werkzaamheden als behoud

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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    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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Recent variation of the Las Vacas Glacier Mt. Aconcagua region, Central Andes, Argentina, based on ASTER stereoscopic images

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    Lenzano, M. G.; Leiva, J. C.; Lenzano, L.

    2010-01-01

    This work presents the results of the ASTER stereoscopic image processing to calculate the volume changes of Las Vacas Glacier. The processing of medium resolution satellite images (ASTER level 1A - pixel 15 m) from February 2001 and 2007 was performed applying the satellite digital photogrammetry method (Kääb, 2005). The comparison of the two generated DTM returns results that are acceptable within the parameters and precisions that can be obtained with this kind of sensor and the processing methodology.

  16. 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...

  17. 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

  18. Visual interpretation of ASTER satellite data, Part II: Land use mapping in Mpumalanga,South Africa

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    Elna van Niekerk

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Since the initiation in 1960 of the era of satellite remote sensing to detect the different characteristics of the earth, a powerful tool was created to aid researchers. Many land-use studies were undertaken using Landsat MSS, Landsat TM and ETM, as well as SPOT satellite data. The application of these data to the mapping of land use and land cover at smaller scales was constrained by the limited spectral and/or spatial resolution of the data provided by these satellite sensors. In view of the relatively high cost of SPOT data, and uncertainty regarding the future continuation of the Landsat series, alternative data sources need to be investigated. In the absence of published previous research on this issue in South Africa, the purpose of this article is to investigate the value of visual interpretation of ASTER satellite images for the identification and mapping of land-use in an area in South Africa. The study area is situated in Mpumalanga, in the area of Witbank, around the Witbank and Doorndraai dams. This area is characterised by a variety of urban, rural and industrial land uses. Digital image processing of one Landsat 5 TM, one Landsat 7 ETM and one ASTER satellite image was undertaken, including atmospheric correction and georeferencing, natural colour composites, photo infrared colour composites (or false colour satellite images, band ratios, Normalised Difference Indices, as well as the Brightness, Greenness and Wetness Indices. The efficacy with which land use could be identified through the visual interpretation of the processed Landsat 5 TM, Landsat 7 TM and ASTER satellite images was compared. The published 1:50 000 topographical maps of the area were used for the purpose of initial verification. Findings of the visual interpretation process were verified by field visits to the study area. The study found that the ASTER satellite data produced clearer results and therefore have a higher mapping ability and capacity than the

  19. 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...

  20. 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.

  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Detection of Alteration Induced by Onshore Gas Seeps from ASTER and WorldView-2 Data

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    Sanaz Salati

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Hydrocarbon seeps cause chemical and mineralogical changes at the surface, which can be detected by remote sensing. This paper aims at the detection of mineral alteration induced by gas seeps in a marly limestone formation, SW Iran. For this purpose, the multispectral Advance Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER and the high spatial resolution WorldView-2 (WV-2 data were utilized for mapping surficial rock alteration. In addition, the potential of Visible Near Infrared (VNIR bands of the WV-2 and its high spatial resolution for mapping alterations was determined. Band ratioing, principal component analysis (PCA, data fusion and the boosted regression trees (BRT were applied to enhance and classify the altered and unaltered marly limestone formation. The alteration zones were identified and mapped by remote sensing analyses. Integrating the WV-2 into the ASTER data improved the spatial accuracy of the BRT classifications. The results showed that the BRT classification of the multiple band imagery (created from ASTER and WV-2 using regions of interest (ROIs around field data provides the best discrimination between altered and unaltered areas. It is suggested that the WV-2 dataset can provide a potential tool along higher spectral resolution data for mapping alteration minerals related to hydrocarbon seeps in arid and semi-arid areas.

  6. 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

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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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    Salvador Muñoz Gutiérrez; Willman Cedeño Chávez

    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.

  9. Planetary boundary layer model for estimating the radionuclides concentration in accidental liberations; Modelo de camada limite planetaria para estimar a concentracao de radionuclideos em liberacoes acidentais

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    Molnary, Leslie de [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: molnaryy@net.ipen.br

    2002-07-01

    A two layer bulk model is used to simulate numerically the time and spatial evolution of concentration of radionuclides in the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) for convective and stable conditions. In this model, the closure hypothesis are based on the integrated version of the Turbulent Kinetics Energy equation. This type of model was adopted here because it is numerically simple to be applied operationally in routine and emergency support systems of atmospheric releases at nuclear power plants, and the hypothesis of the efficiency of the vertical mixing seems to be physically reasonable to simulate PBL evolution for high wind conditions and stable conditions in subtropical latitudes regions. In order to validate the model, numerical simulations were carried out with initial and boundary conditions based on vertical profiles of temperatures and horizontal wind speed and direction obtained from tethered balloon soundings, synoptic charts at 850 hPa and surface observations. Comparisons between a 24 hour long numerical simulation and observations indicate that the model is capable of reproduce the diurnal evolution of temperature and horizontal wind during the convective regime. During stable conditions, the slab model was able to simulate the intensity of the surface inversion as a difference between the mixed layer and the surface temperature. The simulated mixed layer height matches with observations during the convective and stable regime. (author)

  10. Critérios para a amostragem de lianas: comparação e estimativa da abundância e biomassa de lianas no Cerrado

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    Paula Guimarães Carvalho; Juliano van Melis

    2013-01-01

    Lianas (trepadeiras lenhosas) desempenham papel vital na dinâmica de florestas tropicais, contribuindo para abundância, diversidade e estrutura da comunidade. Técnicas para realizar o censo e estimar a biomassa de lianas têm sido usadas principalmente em florestas tropicais. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar a abundância e biomassa de lianas utilizando medidas de diâmetro tomadas em diferentes alturas do caule. O estudo foi realizado em um fragmento de Cerrado localizado em Itirapina (ca ...

  11. Adjacent effect and cross talk of land surfaces on coastal water in the Aster VNIR and SWIR

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    Takashima, Tsutomu; Masuda, Kazuhiko; Sato, Isao; Tsuchida, Satoshi

    2002-12-01

    The adjacency effect is discussed at coastal areas of main land and peninsula using VNIR and SWIR on ASTER sensor, although the cross-talk phenomenon is apparently noted on some SWIR. The purpose of the analysis is to derive optical characteristics of atmospheric aerosol. The aerosol model is in accordance to the dust-like model. This model is adopted to ASTER and MISR on Terra satellite. Data is the Atsumi Peninsula near Nagoya (34° 40'N, 134° 00'E) GMT1.55 on July 10,2000. The ASTER SWIR(1.65μm-2.395μm) cross-talk phenomenon is noted in the data. This is known as a result of a structure of ASTER sensor. It is relatively large (5-6 DN counts and 100 lines or 3km length). On the other hands, when ASTER observe heterogeneous surface of coastal water, the adjacency effect due to the scattering by atmosphere might partly be contaminated to the above effect. In the SWIR region of spectrum, molecular scattering is practically neglected. However, some aerosol model indicates strong scattering effect at SWIR wavelengths. The main results are (1) The Japan Main land indicates 6~20 times more effect than the peninsula on adjacent radiance from ocean water. (2) SWIR & VNIR exhibit similar adjacent effect which might indicate aerosol or large particles.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. According to Regression Combine with Interpolation to Mend ASTER GDEM Data%回归与内插法处理ASTER GDEM数据异常值的研究

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    惠珊; 李远华

    2012-01-01

    How to solve the common no data or data abnormality problem in ASTER GDEM is mainly studied. At first, detecting the section which no data or data abnormality in ASTER GDEM slope analysis together with density divide method isused. Then SRTM DEM is used according to regression fusing combine with interpolation to simulate and mend the ASTER GDEM data . At Last, the results through using the mended ASTER GDEM data to set up 3D model and Hydrological Model are evaluated. The study results indicate that regression fusing and interpolation method can produce a less error margin and advanced precision data . The mended data is primly matched with remote sensing data and the hydrological model is reasonable. Above all, this method mendes no data and abnormality section in ASTER GDEM improving the data integrality and applicability.%为了解决ASTER GDEM数据中普遍存在的数据空洞及异常问题,在利用坡度分析与密度分割等方法,提取ASTERGDEM数据中存在的空洞及异常值后,借助SRTM DEM数据,利用回归与内插法对空洞及异常区域的高程进行模拟修复.并通过三维建模和实例应用评估其模拟质量.研究结果表明:回归与内插法误差较小、精度较高,所得DEM三维模型良好,能有效提高ASTER GDEM数据的完整性和可用性.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Estimation of aboveground biomass in Mediterranean forests by statistical modelling of ASTER fraction images

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    Fernández-Manso, O.; Fernández-Manso, A.; Quintano, C.

    2014-09-01

    Aboveground biomass (AGB) estimation from optical satellite data is usually based on regression models of original or synthetic bands. To overcome the poor relation between AGB and spectral bands due to mixed-pixels when a medium spatial resolution sensor is considered, we propose to base the AGB estimation on fraction images from Linear Spectral Mixture Analysis (LSMA). Our study area is a managed Mediterranean pine woodland (Pinus pinaster Ait.) in central Spain. A total of 1033 circular field plots were used to estimate AGB from Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) optical data. We applied Pearson correlation statistics and stepwise multiple regression to identify suitable predictors from the set of variables of original bands, fraction imagery, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and Tasselled Cap components. Four linear models and one nonlinear model were tested. A linear combination of ASTER band 2 (red, 0.630-0.690 μm), band 8 (short wave infrared 5, 2.295-2.365 μm) and green vegetation fraction (from LSMA) was the best AGB predictor (Radj2=0.632, the root-mean-squared error of estimated AGB was 13.3 Mg ha-1 (or 37.7%), resulting from cross-validation), rather than other combinations of the above cited independent variables. Results indicated that using ASTER fraction images in regression models improves the AGB estimation in Mediterranean pine forests. The spatial distribution of the estimated AGB, based on a multiple linear regression model, may be used as baseline information for forest managers in future studies, such as quantifying the regional carbon budget, fuel accumulation or monitoring of management practices.

  19. 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。

  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. 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.

  2. Technoscientific Diplomacy: The Practice of International Politics in the ASTER Collaboration

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    Plafcan, Dan

    Most chapters in this volume focus on the scientific and technical aspects of the design, performance, operations, and applications of the MODIS and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instruments. In contrast, this final chapter focuses on politics - specifically, the politics of technical decision making and scientific judgment. When scientific objectives, engineering design decisions, and familiar forms of scientific and technical authority are uncertain or otherwise unsettled, how do they become certain and settled? What facilitates collective judgment and the exercise of power in efforts to advance and achieve common scientific goals, especially in the international arena?

  3. Regional Lithological Mapping Using ASTER-TIR Data: Case Study for the Tibetan Plateau and the Surrounding Area

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    Yoshiki Ninomiya

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The mineralogical indices the Quartz Index (QI, Carbonate Index (CI and Mafic Index (MI for ASTER multispectral thermal infrared (TIR data were applied to various geological materials for regional lithological mapping on the Tibetan Plateau. Many lithological and structural features are not currently well understood in the central Tibetan Plateau, including the distribution of mafic-ultramafic rocks related to the suture zones, the quartzose and carbonate sedimentary rocks accreted to the Eurasian continent, and sulfate layers related to the Tethys and neo-Tethys geological setting. These rock types can now be mapped with the interpretation of the processed ASTER TIR images described in this paper. A methodology is described for the processing of ASTER TIR data applied to a very wide region of the Tibetan Plateau. The geometrical and radiometric performance of the processed images is discussed, and the advantages of using ortho-rectified data are shown. The challenges of using ASTER data with a small footprint in addition to selecting an appropriate subset of scenes are also examined. ASTER scenes possess a narrow swath width when compared to LANDSAT data (60 km vs. 185 km, respectively. Furthermore, the ASTER data archive is vast, consisting of approximately three million images. These details can present an added level of complexity during an image processing workflow. Finally, geological interpretations made on the maps of the indices are compared with prior geological field studies. The results from the investigations suggest that the indices perform well in the classification of quartzose rocks based on the carbonate and mafic mineral content, in addition to the granitic rocks based on the feldspar content.

  4. Relations Between Albedos and Emissivities From MODIS and ASTER Data Over North African Desert

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    Zhou, L.; Dickinson, R.; Ogawa, K.; Tian, Y.; Jin, M.; Schmugge, T.; Tsvetsinskaya, E.

    2003-12-01

    This paper analyzes relations among MODIS surface albedos, ASTER broadband (3-14 μ m) emissivities, and a soil taxonomy map over the arid areas of Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia in North Africa at 30 second (about 1 km) and 2 minute (about 4 km) spatial resolutions. The MODIS albedo data are from 7 spectral bands and 3 broadbands during dust-free seasons and the emissivity data are derived from a linear combination of the waveband emissivities of the ASTER five thermal infrared channels. Both albedo and emissivity data in the study region show similar considerable spatial variability, larger than assumed by most climate models, and such variability is related to the surface types (sands, rock, and soil orders). Emissivity over bare soils exhibits statistically significant correlations with albedos at both broadbands and most of spectral bands and decreases linearly with albedos. Albedo and emissivity are more strongly correlated with each other than either is to the surface types, apparently because of their higher resolution either spatially or in surface mineralogy. This paper provides guidance for the possible inclusion of such correlation to specify albedo and emissivity in climate models.

  5. 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.

  6. ASTER L1B satellite data applied to geothermal in Cuba

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    V. González-Acosta

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The 83 ASTER L1B thermal channels of Cuban territorial scenes, from 2000 to 2008 years, selected and processed with geothermal aims showed almost 50% of cloudy coverage. The vortex coordinated as well as other data from such metadata facilitated completing the designed database. From a preliminary mosaic with the images existent these were subsequently processed in order to obtain temperature images. Such images were then integrated into another mosaic with a suitable reclassification resulting in 11 classes with 3°C each. This allowed delimitating those anomalous zones where the greater distribution of pixels oscillated from 25°C to 37°C, and the cloudy coverage temperature aroused up to 20°C approximately. In the resulting temperature map, 69 polygons were a priori delimitated and categorized, as for their perspective and the temperature value above 40°C. These polygons were later overlapped to Google Earth images with the aim to identify those from anthropogenic origins. Finally it was obtained an estimation of the temperature value of the surface coverage of the national territory as well as the understanding of that the eastern zone is the most perspective. This is an experimental application, using satellite images ASTER L1B with geothermic purpose.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model Version 2 - summary of validation results

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    Tachikawa, Tetushi; Kaku, Manabu; Iwasaki, Akira; Gesch, Dean B.; Oimoen, Michael J.; Zhang, Z.; Danielson, Jeffrey J.; Krieger, Tabatha; Curtis, Bill; Haase, Jeff; Abrams, Michael; Carabajal, C.; Meyer, Dave

    2011-01-01

    On June 29, 2009, NASA and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan released a Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) to users worldwide at no charge as a contribution to the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS). This “version 1” ASTER GDEM (GDEM1) was compiled from over 1.2 million scenebased DEMs covering land surfaces between 83°N and 83°S latitudes. A joint U.S.-Japan validation team assessed the accuracy of the GDEM1, augmented by a team of 20 cooperators. The GDEM1 was found to have an overall accuracy of around 20 meters at the 95% confidence level. The team also noted several artifacts associated with poor stereo coverage at high latitudes, cloud contamination, water masking issues and the stacking process used to produce the GDEM1 from individual scene-based DEMs (ASTER GDEM Validation Team, 2009). Two independent horizontal resolution studies estimated the effective spatial resolution of the GDEM1 to be on the order of 120 meters.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. Tsunami Inundation, North of Phuket, Thailand ASTER Images and SRTM Elevation Model

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    2005-01-01

    [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Figure 1 The Indian Ocean coastline north of Phuket, Thailand is a major tourist destination that was in the path of the tsunami produced by a giant offshore earthquake on December 26, 2004. This disaster resulted in a heavy loss of life. These simulated natural color ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) images show a 27 kilometer (17-mile) long stretch of coast 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the Phuket airport in the Khao Lak area on December 31 (middle) and also two years earlier (left). The changes along the coast are obvious (changing from green to grey) where the vegetation was stripped away by the tsunami. The image on the right is a copy of the later ASTER scene but it includes highlighting in red for areas that have elevations within 10 meters (33 feet) of sea level. This elevation information was supplied by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). The red areas appear to include most of the tsunami inundated areas. The geographic correspondence of the imaged damage and the highlighted elevation range is quite good in the middle and upper parts of the scene and is consistent with an early field report of about 10 meters of inundation. In the south, the elevation range corresponds to a much wider area than the actual damage, but this is to be expected for areas increasingly far from the coast. Offshore bathymetry (depth variations), coastal landforms, distance from the coast, and additional factors other than elevation range control the damage extent. But elevation measurements along the coast, as provided by SRTM, give a general indication of areas at risk, as now confirmed by ASTER. ASTER images Earth to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet with its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet). These data provide scientists in numerous disciplines

  13. 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

  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. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Mycorrhizal symbiosis and local adaptation in Aster amellus: a field transplant experiment.

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    Full Text Available Many plant populations have adapted to local soil conditions. However, the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi is often overlooked in this context. Only a few studies have used reciprocal transplant experiments to study the relationships between soil conditions, mycorrhizal colonisation and plant growth. Furthermore, most of the studies were conducted under controlled greenhouse conditions. However, long-term field experiments can provide more realistic insights into this issue. We conducted a five-year field reciprocal transplant experiment to study the relationships between soil conditions, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plant growth in the obligate mycotrophic herb Aster amellus. We conducted this study in two regions in the Czech Republic that differ significantly in their soil nutrient content, namely Czech Karst (region K and Ceske Stredohori (region S. Plants that originated from region S had significantly higher mycorrhizal colonisation than plants from region K, indicating that the percentage of mycorrhizal colonisation has a genetic basis. We found no evidence of local adaptation in Aster amellus. Instead, plants from region S outperformed the plants from region K in both target regions. Similarly, plants from region S showed more mycorrhizal colonisation in all cases, which was likely driven by the lower nutrient content in the soil from that region. Thus, plant aboveground biomass and mycorrhizal colonisation exhibited corresponding differences between the two target regions and regions of origin. Higher mycorrhizal colonisation in the plants from region with lower soil nutrient content (region S in both target regions indicates that mycorrhizal colonisation is an adaptive trait. However, lower aboveground biomass in the plants with lower mycorrhizal colonisation suggests that the plants from region K are in fact maladapted by their low inherent mycorrhizal colonization. We conclude that including mycorrhizal symbiosis in local

  19. 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

  20. Tsunami Inundation, North of Phuket, Thailand ASTER Images and SRTM Elevation Model

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    2005-01-01

    [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Figure 1 The Indian Ocean coastline north of Phuket, Thailand is a major tourist destination that was in the path of the tsunami produced by a giant offshore earthquake on December 26, 2004. This disaster resulted in a heavy loss of life. These simulated natural color ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) images show a 27 kilometer (17-mile) long stretch of coast 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the Phuket airport in the Khao Lak area on December 31 (middle) and also two years earlier (left). The changes along the coast are obvious (changing from green to grey) where the vegetation was stripped away by the tsunami. The image on the right is a copy of the later ASTER scene but it includes highlighting in red for areas that have elevations within 10 meters (33 feet) of sea level. This elevation information was supplied by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). The red areas appear to include most of the tsunami inundated areas. The geographic correspondence of the imaged damage and the highlighted elevation range is quite good in the middle and upper parts of the scene and is consistent with an early field report of about 10 meters of inundation. In the south, the elevation range corresponds to a much wider area than the actual damage, but this is to be expected for areas increasingly far from the coast. Offshore bathymetry (depth variations), coastal landforms, distance from the coast, and additional factors other than elevation range control the damage extent. But elevation measurements along the coast, as provided by SRTM, give a general indication of areas at risk, as now confirmed by ASTER. ASTER images Earth to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet with its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet). These data provide scientists in numerous disciplines

  1. Visual interpretation of ASTER satellite data, Part 1: Geologic mapping in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

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    Full Text Available Since the first earth observing satellite was launched in 1972, remote sensing has become a powerful tool in the arsenal of geoscientists. This satellite became known as Landsat 1 and carried the Multispectral Scanner (MSS delivering imagery at a spatial resolution of 80, and spectral resolution from blue to near infrared. Ongoing satellite and sensor development to the end of the century produced the Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM with improved spatial and spectral resolution, as well as the SPOT series of satellites delivering the highest spatial but limited spectral resolution. These developments culminated in the SPOT 4 (1998 and Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper (1999 sensors. While Landsat ETM in particular provided much improved spatial and spectral resolutions, on the basis of which a large amount of geoscientific remote sensing was conducted world wide, the data did not provide adequate spectral and spatial sensitivity to be optimally effective for geological mapping at the local scale. On 18 December 1999 the Terra platform was launched, carrying five remote sensing instruments, including ASTER (Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer. ASTER consists of three separate instrument subsystems, each operating in a different spectral region, and using separate optical systems. These are the Visible and Very Near Infrared (VNIR subsystem with a 15m-spatial resolution, the Short Wave Infrared (SWIR subsystem with a 30m-spatial resolution and the Thermal Infrared (TIR subsystem with a 90m-spatial resolution. ASTER effectively offers an improvement on Landsat MSS, Landsat TM, Landsat ETM+ and SPOT spectral and spatial resolutions. Given the paucity of published research on geological remote sensing at the local scale in South Africa, and particularly on the use of ASTER for geological mapping in South Africa, it is imperative that the value of ASTER be investigated. This article reports on the improved detail and scale

  2. 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

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    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...

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

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    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.

  4. Una función de producción para el teatro en Colombia

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    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 ...

  5. 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

  6. 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...

  7. Analysis of Topographic Feature with SRTM DEM and ASTER GDEM Data and Railway Alignment%基于SRTM DEM,ASTER GDEM 地貌特征分析与铁路选线

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    2012-01-01

    研究目的:SRTM DEM,ASTER GDEM 数据具有全球范围、免费获取、精度较高的优点,结合复杂山区铁路工程,评价其数据精度,研究线路地貌特征,辅助铁路选线.研究结论:SRTM DEM,ASTER GDEM 数据由于各自存在较大的系统误差,通过采用高程精度评价、DEM融合、高程基准偏移、DEM重采样方法提高数字高程精度,进而构建大范围、高精度、可视化的三维数字地貌模型,有助于分析构造地貌特征、岩溶水文地质条件、地质灾害发育规律,提高铁路选线质量和效率.%Research purposes: The SRTM DEM and ASTER GDEM data have the advantages of the global scope, free access and high precision. The data were appliied in building railways in mountain area with complex geological condition to evaluate the data accuracy and study the topographic feature for assisting the railway alignment. Research conclusions:As the SRTM DEM and ASTER GDEM data have its own system error, the measures, such as the digital elevation accuracy evaluation, DEM fusion, elevation datum offset and DEM re - sampling, should be taken for improving the DEM accuracy and building a large range, high accuracy and visual digital topographic feature model to assist the analysis of the structural topographic feature, the geological condition of karst hydrology and the development regulation of geological disaster in order to enhance the quality and efficiency of railway alignment.

  8. Mineral mapping on the Chilean-Bolivian Altiplano using co-orbital ALI, ASTER and Hyperion imagery: Data dimensionality issues and solutions

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    Hubbard, B.E.; Crowley, J.K.

    2005-01-01

    Hyperspectral data coverage from the EO-1 Hyperion sensor was useful for calibrating Advanced Land Imager (ALI) and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) images of a volcanic terrane area of the Chilean-Bolivian Altiplano. Following calibration, the ALI and ASTER datasets were co-registered and joined to produce a 13-channel reflectance cube spanning the Visible to Short Wave Infrared (0.4-2.4 ??m). Eigen analysis and comparison of the Hyperion data with the ALI + ASTER reflectance data, as well as mapping results using various ALI+ASTER data subsets, provided insights into the information dimensionality of all the data. In particular, high spectral resolution, low signal-to-noise Hyperion data were only marginally better for mineral mapping than the merged 13-channel, low spectral resolution, high signal-to-noise ALI + ASTER dataset. Neither the Hyperion nor the combined ALI + ASTER datasets had sufficient information dimensionality for mapping the diverse range of surface materials exposed on the Altiplano. However, it is possible to optimize the use of the multispectral data for mineral-mapping purposes by careful data subsetting, and by employing other appropriate image-processing strategies.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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...

  18. 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.

  19. Validation of the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model version 3 over the conterminous United States

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    Gesch, Dean B.; Oimoen, Michael J.; Danielson, Jeffrey J.; Meyer, David

    2016-01-01

    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.

  20. 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

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

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    Recep Gundogan

    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.

  2. Long-Term Volcanic Activity at Shiveluch Volcano: Nine Years of ASTER Spaceborne Thermal Infrared Observations  

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    Adam Carter

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Shiveluch (Kamchatka, Russia is the most active andesitic volcano of the Kuril-Kamchatka arc, typically exhibiting near-continual high-temperature fumarolic activity and periods of exogenous lava dome emplacement punctuated by discrete large explosive eruptions. These eruptions can produce large pyroclastic flow (PF deposits, which are common on the southern flank of the volcano. Since 2000, six explosive eruptions have occurred that generated ash fall and PF deposits. Over this same time period, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER instrument has been acquiring image-based visible/near infrared (VNIR, short wave infrared (SWIR and thermal infrared (TIR data globally, with a particular emphasis on active volcanoes. Shiveluch was selected as an ASTER target of interest early in the mission because of its frequent activity and potential impact to northern Pacific air transportation. The north Pacific ASTER archive was queried for Shiveluch data and we present results from 2000 to 2009 that documents three large PF deposits emplaced on 19 May 2001, 9 May 2004, and 28 February 2005. The long-term archive of infrared data provides an excellent record on the changing activity and eruption state of the volcano.

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

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    Artur Gil

    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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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

  6. Modelo alternativo para calcular el costo de los recursos propios.

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    Pachón P., Martha Lucía

    2013-01-01

    Esta investigación propone una metodología alterna que corrige la limitación del Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), como modelo para estimar el riesgo del inversionista o rentabilidad exigida a las acciones, de manera que cualquier empresa en el mercado puede utilizar el modelo que se presenta independientemente de cotizar en la bolsa. En este modelo se incorporan los principales factores de riesgo, sistemáticos y no sistemáticos, que tienen en cuenta los Gerentes ...

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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

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    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...

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

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

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    Angélica Ospina-Escobar

    2016-01-01

    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.

  3. 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。

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Vertical Accuracy Assessment of 30-M Resolution Alos, Aster, and Srtm Global Dems Over Northeastern Mindanao, Philippines

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    Santillan, J. R.; Makinano-Santillan, M.

    2016-06-01

    The ALOS World 3D - 30 m (AW3D30), ASTER Global DEM Version 2 (GDEM2), and SRTM-30 m are Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) that have been made available to the general public free of charge. An important feature of these DEMs is their unprecedented horizontal resolution of 30-m and almost global coverage. The very recent release of these DEMs, particularly AW3D30 and SRTM- 30 m, calls for opportunities for the conduct of localized assessment of the DEM's quality and accuracy to verify their suitability for a wide range of applications in hydrology, geomorphology, archaelogy, and many others. In this study, we conducted a vertical accuracy assessment of these DEMs by comparing the elevation of 274 control points scattered over various sites in northeastern Mindanao, Philippines. The elevations of these control points (referred to the Mean Sea Level, MSL) were obtained through 3rd order differential levelling using a high precision digital level, and their horizontal positions measured using a global positioning system (GPS) receiver. These control points are representative of five (5) land-cover classes namely brushland (45 points), built-up (32), cultivated areas (97), dense vegetation (74), and grassland (26). Results showed that AW3D30 has the lowest Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) of 5.68 m, followed by SRTM-30 m (RMSE = 8.28 m), and ASTER GDEM2 (RMSE = 11.98 m). While all the three DEMs overestimated the true ground elevations, the mean and standard deviations of the differences in elevations were found to be lower in AW3D30 compared to SRTM-30 m and ASTER GDEM2. The superiority of AW3D30 over the other two DEMS was also found to be consistent even under different landcover types, with AW3D30's RMSEs ranging from 4.29 m (built-up) to 6.75 m (dense vegetation). For SRTM-30 m, the RMSE ranges from 5.91 m (built-up) to 10.42 m (brushland); for ASTER GDEM2, the RMSE ranges from 9.27 m (brushland) to 14.88 m (dense vegetation). The

  8. ESTUDIO DE LA IDONEIDAD DEL ENSAYO MINIATURA DE PUNZONADO PARA LA CARACTERIZACION MECANICA DE LOS ACEROS Y DE SUS UNIONES SOLDADAS

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    C. RODRÍGUEZ C.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Los ensayos small punch (SPT permiten estimar propiedades mecánicas de los aceros, empleando una cantidad de material muy pequeña, lo que los hace especialmente interesantes en el análisis de componentes en servicio o zonas demasiado pequeñas para extraer probetas normalizadas. Existen diversas propuestas para estimar propiedades tales como el límite elástico, la resistencia a la tracción, el alargamiento a rotura o la tenacidad a fractura, si bien es cierto que existe una gran controversia sobre las mismas. El presente trabajo analiza varias de estas propuestas, aplicándolas a una amplia gama de aceros, con diferentes microestructuras y características mecánicas.

  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. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER): Data Products for the High Spatial Resolution Imager on NASA's EOS-AMI Platform

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    Abrams, M.

    1999-01-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is a high spatial resolution, multispectral imager with along-track stereo capabilities scheduled for launch on the first NASA spacecraft of the Earth Observing System (EOS AM-1) in mid-1999.

  11. 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

  12. 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

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    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...

  13. 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)

  14. 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

  15. Mapping temperature and radiant geothermal heat flux anomalies in the Yellowstone geothermal system using ASTER thermal infrared data

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

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this work was to use satellite-based thermal infrared (TIR) remote sensing data to measure, map, and monitor geothermal activity within the Yellowstone geothermal area to help meet the missions of both the U.S. Geological Survey Yellowstone Volcano Observatory and the Yellowstone National Park Geology Program. Specifically, the goals were to: 1) address the challenges of remotely characterizing the spatially and temporally dynamic thermal features in Yellowstone by using nighttime TIR data from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and 2) estimate the temperature, geothermal radiant emittance, and radiant geothermal heat flux (GHF) for Yellowstone’s thermal areas (both Park wide and for individual thermal areas). ASTER TIR data (90-m pixels) acquired at night during January and February, 2010, were used to estimate surface temperature, radiant emittance, and radiant GHF from all of Yellowstone’s thermal features, produce thermal anomaly maps, and update field-based maps of thermal areas. A background subtraction technique was used to isolate the geothermal component of TIR radiance from thermal radiance due to insolation. A lower limit for the Yellowstone’s total radiant GHF was established at ~2.0 GW, which is ~30-45% of the heat flux estimated through geochemical (Cl-flux) methods. Additionally, about 5 km2 was added to the geodatabase of mapped thermal areas. This work provides a framework for future satellite-based thermal monitoring at Yellowstone as well as exploration of other volcanic / geothermal systems on a global scale.

  16. 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...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. Mapping hydrothermally altered rocks at Cuprite, Nevada, using the advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer (Aster), a new satellite-imaging system

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    Rowan, L.C.; Hook, S.J.; Abrams, M.J.; Mars, J.C.

    2003-01-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is a 14-band multispectral instrument on board the Earth Observing System (EOS), TERRA. The three bands between 0.52 and 0.86 ??m and the six bands from 1.60 and 2.43 ??m, which have 15- and 30-m spatial resolution, respectively, were selected primarily for making remote mineralogical determinations. The Cuprite, Nevada, mining district comprises two hydrothermal alteration centers where Tertiary volcanic rocks have been hydrothermally altered mainly to bleached silicified rocks and opalized rocks, with a marginal zone of limonitic argilized rocks. Country rocks are mainly Cambrian phyllitic siltstone and limestone. Evaluation of an ASTER image of the Cuprite district shows that spectral reflectance differences in the nine bands in the 0.52 to 2.43 ??m region provide a basis for identifying and mapping mineralogical components which characterize the main hydrothermal alteration zones: opal is the spectrally dominant mineral in the silicified zone; whereas, alunite and kaolinite are dominant in the opalized zone. In addition, the distribution of unaltered country rocks was mapped because of the presence of spectrally dominant muscovite in the siltstone and calcite in limestone, and the tuffaceous rocks and playa deposits were distinguishable due to their relatively flat spectra and weak absorption features at 2.33 and 2.20 ??m, respectively. An Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) image of the study area was processed using a similar methodology used with the ASTER data. Comparison of the ASTER and AVIRIS results shows that the results are generally similar, but the higher spectral resolution of AVIRIS (224 bands) permits identification of more individual minerals, including certain polymorphs. However, ASTER has recorded images of more than 90 percent of the Earth's land surface with less than 20 percent cloud cover, and these data are available at nominal or no cost

  1. Calibração de modelos agrometeorológicos para estimar a produtividade da cultura do trigo, considerando sistemas de manejo do solo, em Ponta Grossa-PR

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    Jorge Luiz Moretti de Souza

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve por objetivo avaliar as relações hídricas e o desempenho de modelos simplificados e agrometeorológicos na estimativa da produtividade da cultura do trigo, em quatro sistemas de manejo do solo, na região de Ponta Grossa, Estado do Paraná. O local estudado possui um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico típico e clima Cfb, segundo a classificação de Köppen. Os dados de produtividade da cultura do trigo (cinco safras e meteorológicos foram disponibilizados pela Fundação ABC e SIMEPAR, respectivamente. Os modelos agrometeorológicos utilizados têm como variáveis de entrada a produtividade potencial e as relações ER/ETc (evapotranspiração real e cultura, que foram determinadas em balanços hídricos diários sequenciais, durante os estádios fenológicos da cultura. A evapotranspiração de referência (ETo foi estimada com o método de Penman-Monteith. Considerando as inúmeras análises realizadas, o modelo que permitiu as melhores estimativas de produtividade foi o de Jensen, utilizando coeficientes hídricos de penalização obtidos por regressão múltipla.

  2. Computer tool to calculate the daily energy produced by a grid-connected photovoltaic system; Aplicacion informatica para estimar la energia diaria producida por sistemas fotovoltaicos conectados a red

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    Sidrach-de-Cardona, M.; Carretero, J.; Martin, B.; Mora-Lopez, L.; Ramirez, L.; Varela, M.

    2004-07-01

    We present a computer tool to calculate the daily energy produced by a grid-connected photovoltaic system. The main novelty of this tool is that it uses radiation and ambient temperature as input data; these maps allow us to obtain 365 values of these parameters in any point of the image. The radiation map has been obtained by using images of the satellite Meteosat. For the temperature map a system of geographical information has been used by using data of terrestrial meteorological stations. For the calculation of the daily energy an empiric model obtained from the study of the behavior of different photovoltaic systems is used. The program allows to design the photovoltaic generator, includes a database of photovoltaic products and allows to carry out a complete economic analysis. (Author)

  3. 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

    1990-05-15

    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)

  4. 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.

  5. 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-D047

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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 útil de referencia previendo la rotura por fatiga de los dientes de acero en ruedas de engranajes cilíndricos de ejes paralelos y contacto exterior. El procedimiento está fundamentado en considerar la resistencia a la picadura y a flexión de los dientes en engranajes cilíndricos. La base de las fórmulas y relaciones corresponden a la norma AGMA 2101-D04 dirigida al cálculo de la capacidad de carga de engranajes cilíndricos.A procedure, formulas and information to estimate a value of expected fatigue life in case of steel cylindrical. The procedure 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 for calculation of the load capacity of cylindrical gears.

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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...

  16. A new 100-m Digital Elevation Model of the Antarctic Peninsula derived from ASTER Global DEM: methods and accuracy assessment

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    A. J. Cook

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A high resolution surface topography Digital Elevation Model (DEM is required to underpin studies of the complex glacier system on the Antarctic Peninsula. A complete DEM with better than 200 m pixel size and high positional and vertical accuracy would enable mapping of all significant glacial basins and provide a dataset for glacier morphology analyses. No currently available DEM meets these specifications. We present a new 100-m DEM of the Antarctic Peninsula (63–70° S, based on ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM data. The raw GDEM products are of high-quality on the rugged terrain and coastal-regions of the Antarctic Peninsula and have good geospatial accuracy, but they also contain large errors on ice-covered terrain and we seek to minimise these artefacts. Conventional data correction techniques do not work so we have developed a method that significantly improves the dataset, smoothing the erroneous regions and hence creating a DEM with a pixel size of 100 m that will be suitable for many glaciological applications. We evaluate the new DEM using ICESat-derived elevations, and perform horizontal and vertical accuracy assessments based on GPS positions, SPOT-5 DEMs and the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA imagery. The new DEM has a mean elevation difference of −4 m (± 25 m RMSE from ICESat (compared to −13 m mean and ±97 m RMSE for the original ASTER GDEM, and a horizontal error of less than 2 pixels, although elevation accuracies are lower on mountain peaks and steep-sided slopes. The correction method significantly reduces errors on low relief slopes and therefore the DEM can be regarded as suitable for topographical studies such as measuring the geometry and ice flow properties of glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula. The DEM is available for download from the NSIDC website: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0516.html (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

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    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...

  17. 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

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    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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

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

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    Tamarit Urias, Juan Carlos

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    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 ...

  2. Desarrollo de Algoritmos para la Extracción de Parámetros del Canal MIMO y Aplicación con Medidas

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    Martín Pardo, Rocío

    2008-01-01

    Los sistemas de comunicaciones móviles celulares de tercera generación o los sistemas futuros requieren de gran capacidad de transmisión de datos en la interfaz radio. Por tanto, resulta necesario analizar el canal de radiocomunicaciones no sólo para estimar las pérdidas por propagación sino para evaluar la dispersión de la señal en el tiempo y en el espacio. Además, recientemente se ha descubierto que mediante el uso de múltiples antenas en transmisión y múltiples antenas en recepción ...

  3. The role of Aster amellus Linn. in the degradation of a sulfonated azo dye Remazol Red: a phytoremediation strategy.

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    Khandare, Rahul V; Kabra, Akhil N; Tamboli, Dhawal P; Govindwar, Sanjay P

    2011-02-01

    Phytoremediation is a novel and promising approach for the treatment of pollutants. This study did explore the potential of Aster amellus Linn. to decolorize a sulfonated azo dye Remazol Red (RR), a mixture of dyes and a textile effluent. Induction in the activities of lignin peroxidase, tyrosinase, veratryl alcohol oxidase and riboflavin reductase was observed during RR decolorization, suggesting their involvement in the metabolism of RR. UV-Visible absorption spectrum, HPLC and FTIR analysis confirmed the degradation of RR. Four metabolites after the degradation of the dye were identified as 2-[(3-diazenylphenyl) sulfonyl] ethanesulfonate, 4-amino-5-hydroxynaphthalene-2,7-disulfonate, naphthalene-2-sulfonate and 3-(1,3,5-triazin-2-ylamino)benzenesulfonate by using GC/MS. Textile effluent and mixture of dyes showed 47% and 62% decrease respectively in American Dye Manufacturers Institute value. BOD of textile effluent and mixture of dyes were reduced by 75% and 48% respectively, COD of industrial effluent and mixture of dyes was reduced by 60% and 75% and TOC was reduced by 54% and 69% respectively after the treatment by A. amellus for 60 h; this indicated that the plant can be used for cleaning textile effluents. Toxicity study revealed the phytotransformation of RR into non-toxic products.

  4. Study of the structure changes caused by earthquakes in Chile applying the lineament analysis to the Aster (Terra) satellite data.

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    Arellano-Baeza, A.; Zverev, A.; Malinnikov, V.

    Chile is one of the most seismically and volcanically active regions in the South America due to a constant subdiction of the South American plate, converging with the Nazca plate in the extreme North of Chile. Four events, namely: the Ovalle earthquake of Juny 18, 2003, M=6.3, with epicenter localized at (-30:49:33, -71:18:53), the Calama earthquake of Junly 19, 2001, M=5.2, (-30:29:38,-68:33:18), the Pica earthquake of April 10, 2003, M=5.1, (-21:03:20,-68:47:10) and the La Ligua earthquake of May 6, 2001, M=5.1, (-32:35:31,-71:07:58:) were analysed using the 15 m resolution satellite images, provided by the ASTER/VNIR instrument. The Lineament Extraction and Stripes Statistic Analysis (LESSA) software package was used to examine changes in the lineament features caused by sismic activity. Lack of vegetation facilitates the study of the changes in the topography common to all events and makes it possible to evaluate the sismic risk in this region for the future.

  5. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. Changes of ultrastructure and cytoplasmic free calcium in Gladiolus x hybridus Van Houtte roots infected by aster yellows phytoplasma

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    Anna Rudzińska-Langwald

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Roots of Gladiolus x hybridus Van Houtte plants infected with aster yellows phytoplasma were examined. The infected plants had a reduced root system in comparison to control plants. Their roots were thinner and the stele organisation was changed. Phytoplasmas were present in sieve tubes, companion cells and phloem parenchyma cells of the infected plant roots. Free calcium ions were localized in the cells of infected plants. Cells of the stele of infected roots, especially these infected with phytoplasmas, showed an increase of calcium antimonite deposits in theirs protoplasts. Also the number of calcium antimonite deposits increased in sieve tubes of infected roots. The deposits were present on plasma membrane, around the sieve tube plate and also in the lumen of the sieve tube. The increase of free calcium ions in sieve tubes did not cause the occlusion of sieve tube pores. Companion cells and some parenchyma cells with phytoplasmas did not react to phytoplasma infection with an increase of Ca2+ ions in protoplast. The parenchyma cells showing signs of degeneration reacted with high increase of calcium ions. The Ca2+ ions were present mainly in cytoplasm of infected parenchyma cells. There were calcium antimonite deposits in infected plant roots xylem elements and in intracellular spaces of cortex parenchyma. Such deposits were not present in control plants.

  8. Metabolic potential and community structure of endophytic and rhizosphere bacteria associated with the roots of the halophyte Aster tripolium L.

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    Szymańska, Sonia; Płociniczak, Tomasz; Piotrowska-Seget, Zofia; Złoch, Michał; Ruppel, Silke; Hrynkiewicz, Katarzyna

    2016-01-01

    The submitted work assumes that the abundance and diversity of endophytic and rhizosphere microorganisms co-existing with the halophytic plant Aster tripolium L. growing in a salty meadow in the vicinity of a soda factory (central Poland) represent unique populations of cultivable bacterial strains. Endophytic and rhizosphere bacteria were (i) isolated and identified based on 16S rDNA sequences; (ii) screened for nifH and acdS genes; and (iii) analyzed based on selected metabolic properties. Moreover, total microbial biomass and community structures of the roots (endophytes), rhizosphere and soil were evaluated using a cultivation-independent technique (PLFA) to characterize plant-microbial interactions under natural salt conditions. The identification of the isolated strains showed domination by Gram-positive bacteria (mostly Bacillus spp.) both in the rhizosphere (90.9%) and roots (72.7%) of A. tripolium. Rhizosphere bacterial strains exhibited broader metabolic capacities, while endophytes exhibited higher specificities for metabolic activity. The PLFA analysis showed that the total bacterial biomass decreased in the following order (rhizospherebacteria in the roots of the halophyte. The described strain collection provides a valuable basis for a subsequent applications of bacteria in improvement of site adaptation of plants in saline soils.

  9. 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.

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

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    Anne Chinnock

    1999-12-01

    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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. 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

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    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...

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. Belgium's burning coal tips. Coupling thermographic ASTER imagery with topography to map debris slide susceptibility

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    Nyssen, Jan; Diependaele, Stijn; Goossens, Rudi [Ghent Univ. (Belgium). Dept. of Geography

    2012-03-15

    Burning coal tips and the debris slides induced by this combustion are a potential danger for local residents and visitors, and a method is required to identify areas of susceptibility. The relatively easy circulation of air, enhanced by the poor compaction of the spoil heaps, and the exothermic reaction of pyrite with oxygen may ignite coal tips. Rainwater infiltration and subsequent evaporation inside burning coal tips may create steam pressure, which, combined with humidity and slope steepness can then trigger landsliding. Based on mapping of debris slides and susceptibility factors such as burning (represented by positive surface temperature anomalies on thermographic imagery) and slope gradient, this study aims to define thresholds for debris slide susceptibility on coal tips and to map potential debris slide source areas on spoil heaps. The Belgian coal tips were used as study area. A DTM as well as ASTER Kinetic Surface Temperature products were used to measure slope gradients and temperature anomaly. Locations with typical characteristics of combustion (heat, red soil colour, steam and gases), and debris slides were recorded in the field, and were used to identify thresholds beyond which debris sliding is generally observed: a temperature anomaly of > 0.5 K, when comparing the debris slide areas to the average temperature of the coal tip, and a slope gradient {>=} 28 . The susceptibility zones for debris slide detachment were mapped by considering the imagery pixels that exceeded the thresholds for temperature and slope gradient; the results fitted well when compared with the observed debris slides. The method can be improved by using more coal tips for calibration, and by taking into account rain depth and slope aspect. (orig.)

  18. Post-classification comparison of land cover using multitemporal Landsat and ASTER imagery: the case of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey.

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    Alphan, Hakan; Doygun, Hakan; Unlukaplan, Yüksel I

    2009-04-01

    This study assessed land cover (LC) changes in Kahramanmaraş (K.Maraş) and its environs by using multitemporal Landsat and ASTER imagery, respectively belong to 1989, 2000 and 2004. A priori defined nine land cover classes in the classification scheme were urban and built-up, forest, sparsely vegetated areas, grassland, vegetated stream beds, unvegetated stream beds, bare areas, crop fields, and water bodies. Individual classifications were employed using the combination of both unsupervised and supervised classification methods. Iterative Self Organizing Data Analysis (ISODATA) was used to reduce spectral variation in the scenes arising from complex pattern of crop fields. Maximum Likelihood classifier was used in the LC classification of the individual images. Image pairs of consecutive dates were compared by overlaying the thematic LC maps and cross-tabulating the LC statistics. Urbanization and expansion of agriculture were the major reasons for the dramatic LC conversions. The amount of conversion from crop fields to water occurred as large as 927.67 ha, accounting for 73% of the total land-to-water conversion. Conversions to agriculture have mainly been occurred from grasslands and sparsely vegetated areas as large as 1,314.95 and 1,325.84 ha, respectively. Urban coverage doubled in this period as a result of 1,443.45 ha of increase. Urban area increased in the second period from 2,920 to 3,526 ha. Conversions to agriculture occurred at high amounts. A total of 1,075.79 ha area changed from sparsely vegetated areas to crop fields. A landscape-level environmental monitoring scheme based on satellite remote sensing was proposed for effective environmental resource management.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. Estudio de la consistencia interna y estructura factorial de tres versiones de la escala de Zung para ansiedad

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    Susana De La Ossa

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: La escala de Zung para ansiedad se ha usado en varias investigaciones en Colombia. Sin embargo, no se ha informado la consistencia interna y la estructura de factores en estudiantes universitarios.Objetivo: Estimar la consistencia interna y la estructura factorial de tres versiones de la escala de Zung para ansiedad en estudiantes de una universidad privada de Cartagena, Colombia.Método: Doscientos veintiún estudiantes de medicina y psicología completaron la versión de 20 puntos de la escala de Zung para ansiedad. La media para la edad fue 20.5 (DE=2.6, 64.4% eran mujeres y 55.3% estudiaban medicina. Se calculó el alfa de Cronbach y se realizó un análisis de factores exploratorio para las tres versiones.Resultados: La escala de 20 puntos mostró un coeficiente de alfa de Cronbach de 0.77 y tres factores principales responsables de 40.1% de la varianza total. La versión de 10 puntos mostró una consistencia interna de 0.83 y una estructura bidimensional que explicaba 54% de la varianza. La versión de cinco puntos mostró una consistencia interna de 0.74 y una estructura unidimensional que daba cuenta de 49.5% de la varianza.Conclusiones: Las versiones de diez y cinco puntos de la escala de Zung para ansiedad presentan mejor comportamiento psicométrico que la versión original de 20 puntos. Se necesita estimar el comportamiento psicométrico de estas versiones frente a un criterio de referencia.

  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. 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 ...

  12. 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...

  13. 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. 

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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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    El Haj Tahir, M.; Kääb, A.; Xu, C.-Y.

    2010-01-01

    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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. para palmito

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    Francisco Paulo Chaimsohn

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Densidades de siembra, arreglos espaciales y fertilización en pejibaye (Bactris gasipaes cv Diamantes-10 para palmito. La investigación se llevó a cabo en la Estación Experimental Los Diamantes (Guápiles, Costa Rica, el 3 de octubre del 2003, cuyo objetivo fue la evaluación del efecto de diferentes densidades de siembra (3.333, 5.000 y 6.666 plantas/ha, arreglos espaciales, y diversos métodos de fertilización (química, orgánica, sobre el crecimiento de las plantas de pejibaye para producción de palmito. Se consideraron las variables diámetro y altura del tallo primario y el número de hojas y rebrotes como indicadores de producción. El período de evolución abarcó sólo los primeros 25 meses de crecimiento en el campo. El número de hojas, la altura y el diámetro del tallo no mostraron diferencias de respuesta relevantes. Sólo el número de rebrotes disminuyó al aumentar la densidad de la población, cuando se midió a los 15 meses de edad. El efecto de la fertilización se hizo evidente después de la primera cosecha, realizada a los 20 meses, debido al aumento de la competencia entre plantas, ahora más desarrolladas. Fue entonces cuando la fertilización química indujo la producción de un mayor número y vigor de los rebrotes. Sin embargo, las prácticas evaluadas 25 meses después de la siembra, no habían infl uido hasta ese momento en el número de palmitos cosechados, ni tampoco había afectado las características físicas de los sectores foliar y caulinar del palmito.

  4. Para Leer

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    Adela Sanz Cañibano

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Jorge L. Tizón, Ramón Ciurana, M del Carmen Fernández (Comps. Libro de casos. Promoción de la salud mental desde la atención primaria. (Adela Sanz Cañibano Grupo de Expertos en Competencia Intercultural. Instrumento para la valoración de la Competencia Intercultural en la Atención en salud mental. Hacia la equidad en salud. (María Goretti Morón Nozaleda Mariano Hernández Monsalve y Pilar Nieto Degregori (Coords.. Psicoterapia y Rehabilitación de pacientes con psicosis. (Francisco Chicharro Lezcano André du Laurens. De las enfermedades melancólicas. Jourdain Guibelet. Del humor melancólico. (Iñaki Markez Julio José? Segarra Valls. Léxico psico(patológico en la obra de Carlos Castilla del Pino. (Eudoxia Gay Pamos Giorgio Nardone y Alessandro Salvini. El diálogo estratégico. (Fernando Mansilla Izquierdo Michel Foucault. Leçons sur la volonté de savoir, suivi de Le savoir d'Edipe. (Mauricio Jalón Camilo Castelo Branco. La novela de un hombre rico. (Alicia Merisi Kenzaburo Oé. Cuadernos de Hiroshima. (Mauricio Jalón Pascal Quignard. Les solidarités mystérieuses. (Beatriz A. Rubín Documentos en la red (Juan Medrano

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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...

  10. 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

    2011-01-01

    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, Colombi...

  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. Estimación de la Ley de Okun para la economía venezolana. Período 1999-2009

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    Leobaldo Enrique Molero Oliva

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La Ley de Okun es una relación estadística que plantea una correspondencia negativa entre cambios en la tasa de desempleo y cambios porcentuales en el producto real. En los últimos años el producto interno bruto real de Venezuela ha experimentado variaciones significativas, a la par que los datos revelan una disminución progresiva en la tasa de desempleo. Bajo este contexto se plantea el objetivo de este trabajo, estimar la Ley de Okun para la economía venezolana durante el período 1999-2009, con datos trimestrales, y en base a la evidencia empírica disponible. Este artículo plantea varias ecuaciones lineales para estimar los parámetros que relacionan los cambios en la tasa de desempleo ante cambios porcentuales en el producto, siguiendo la propuesta original de Arthur Okun. Las ecuaciones son estimadas por medio del método de Mínimos Cuadrados Ordinarios (MCO. Se encuentra evidencia, para el período de estudio, de una relación inversa entre ambas variables tal como lo plantea la teoría, más no obstante los coeficientes encontrados son bajos, lo que podría sugerir que la dinámica del desempleo en Venezuela se encuentra condicionada por factores adicionales a las fluctuaciones del producto

  14. 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

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    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...

  15. 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.

  16. Aportes para la estimación de la huella de carbono en los grandes asentamientos urbanos de Argentina

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    Rosana Ferraro

    2013-01-01

    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.

  17. Contribuciones metodológicas para valorar la multifuncionalidad de la agricultura campesina en la Meseta Purépecha

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    DANTE ARIEL AYALA-ORTIZ

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se ofrece un análisis de la multifuncionalidad de la agricultura (MFA campesina en la Meseta Purépecha de Michoacán (México, con el objetivo de identificar algunos de sus componentes y contribuir al desarrollo de una metodología adecuada para su valoración. Entre las innovaciones metodológicas propuestas destacan los métodos desarrollados para: 1 estimar oferta de bienes sin mercados a partir de esquemas de valoración contingente; 2 aproximarse a evaluar la calidad de vida, y 3 medir la diversificación del riesgo en el ingreso de hogares rurales.

  18. 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.

  19. Uso de puntos de referencia y de representaciones gráficas para resolver tareas numéricas en secundaria

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    Rut Almeida

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    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.

  20. 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

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    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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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,

  3. Tuberculose em Salvador: custos para o sistema de saúde e para as famílias

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    Costa João G

    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.

  4. 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.)

  5. The suitability of using ASTER GDEM2 for terrain-based extraction of stream channel networks in a lowland Arctic permafrost catchment

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    Anna Maria Trofaier

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Seasonally inundated areas and water-saturated soils are common features of lowland Arctic and sub-Arctic permafrost environments. With the onset of snow melt, and water percolation down through the snowpack, a principal factor controlling stream channel flow, aside from active layer depth, is topography. This paper investigates stream channel networks derived from the advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer (ASTER global digital elevation model (GDEM version 2 in a static terrain-based GIS-model. The suitability of using the ASTER GDEM2 for modelling the drainage network over a low-relief terrain is assessed. The aim is to use GDEM2 for the analysis of the stream channel network and to establish the network’s connectivity to previously observed spring flood patterns over the Yamal peninsula. As such, there are two parts to this study: 1 DEM validation and 2 stream channel network analysis. The results of the DEM validation study show that the root mean square error (RMSE of the GDEM2 and reference data is approx. 10 m when compared to both reference data sets (RMSE = 12.17 m, N = 86 and RMSE = 9.64, N = 506,877, implying that the GDEM2 is sufficiently accurate for terrain-based modelling. The low connectivity between the stream channel network and seasonal inundation suggests that topographic controls play a less important role compared to the possible overbanking of lakes and basin overflow. However, drainage densities for investigated drainage basins were significantly lower than those expected from typical Arctic basins. Both more sophisticated modelling techniques as well as higher spatial resolution DEMs are needed to extract the stream channel network more accurately and hence establish a more comprehensive link between the drainage network and seasonally inundated areas.

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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

    2013-01-01

    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)...

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  11. Construção de instrumento para avaliar a acurácia diagnóstica Construcción de instrumento para evaluar la exactitud diagnóstica Development of an instrument to evaluate diagnosis accuracy

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    Fabiana Gonçalves de Oliveira Azevedo Matos

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Diagnósticos acurados são importantes para a escolha adequada de intervenções. Neste artigo relata-se pesquisa metodológica de desenvolvimento de instrumento para estimar a acurácia de diagnósticos de enfermagem a partir de dados escritos da avaliação de paciente. Elaborou-se a definição de acurácia e a construção dos itens que compõem o instrumento, submetendo-os a validação de conteúdo e teste piloto. O instrumento foi denominado Escala de Acurácia de Diagnóstico de Enfermagem - EADE e foi composto por 4 itens: Presença de pistas; Relevância da pista; Especificidade da pista e Coerência da pista. As respostas de 12 enfermeiros especialistas à aplicação da EADE aos diagnósticos de 5 casos escritos permitiram identificar valores para cada item e estimar a validade e confiabilidade da EADE.Diagnósticos precisos son importantes para la elección adecuada de las intervenciones. Este artículo se refiere al desarrollo de herramienta metodológica de investigación para estimar la precisión de los diagnósticos de enfermería apartir de datos escritos de la evaluación de paciente. Se elaboró la definición de la precisión y la construcción de los elementos que componen el instrumento, sometiéndolos a prueba del contenido y el test piloto. El instrumento fue llamado Exactitud Diagnóstica de Enfermería - EADE y estaba compuesto por 4 elementos: Presencia de pistas; Pertinencia de la pista; especificidad de la pista y la coherencia de la pista. Las respuestas de 12 enfermeros especialistas a la aplicación de EADE a los diagnósticos de 5 casos por escrito permitiran identificar los valores para cada tema y estimar la validez y la fiabilidad de EADE.Accurate diagnoses are important for choosing adequate interventions. This study reports on a methodological research that developed an instrument to estimate nursing diagnosis accuracy, based on written data from patients' assessment. A definition of accuracy was

  12. MÉTODO SIMPLIFICADO PARA LA ESTIMACIÓN DE LA CARGA ÚLTIMA DE PILOTES SOMETIDOS A CARGA VERTICAL AXIAL EN ARENAS

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    Edgar Giovanny Dias Segura

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La respuesta de diferentes pilotes sometidos a carga vertical axial fue estudiada empleando una serie de análisis mediante elementos finitos, considerando como suelo de fundación diez tipos de arenas en condición seca y saturada. A partir de los resultados obtenidos, se propone un método simplificado para estimar la carga última en pilotes preexcavados sobre arenas, en términos del diámetro y enterramiento del pilote, peso unitario del suelo, condiciones de saturación, y mediciones indirectas de la resistencia al corte del suelo, obtenidas a partir de la densidad relativa y el índice de penetración SPT. El método propuesto, basado en 180 casos analizados, ofrece una precisión de 92%, y constituye una herramienta complementaría de diseño para estimar la carga última de pilotes preexcavados en arenas.

  13. 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.

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Tamanho de parcelas experimentais para Eucalyptus saligna Smith Experimental plot size for Eucalyptus saligna Smith

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    Magda Lea Bolzan Zanon

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar o tamanho ótimo de parcelas experimentais de Eucalyptus saligna Smith, aos 15 meses de idade e aos 5 anos e meio de idade. Os experimentos foram instalados no Horto Florestal Barba Negra em área de produqdo da empresa Riocell S/A, localizada no município de Barra do Ribeiro - RS. O método utilizado para determinação do tamanho ótimo de parcelas foi o de Pimentel Gomes - ESALQ/USP. Os resultados demonstram que o tamanho ótimo de parcelas para plantas com 5 anos e meio de idade é de 9 a 25 plantas úteis medidas, e para o experimento com 15 rneses de idade a parcela ideal é de 4 plantas.The objective of this study was to evaluate the experimental plots size of Eucalyptus saligna Smith with 5.5 years old and for fifteen months old. The experiment were stablished in Barba Negra Garden Market located in Barra do Ribeiro District, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. The Pimentel Gomes - E S ALQ/USP method's was used. It was observed that the optimal experimental plots size may range from 9 to 25 plantas for five year old trees and four plants to 15 m onths old.

  3. 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.

  4. Application of fractal modeling and PCA method for hydrothermal alteration mapping in the Saveh area (Central Iran based on ASTER multispectral data

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    Mirko Ahmadfaraj

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is determination and separation of alteration zones using Concentration-Area (C-A fractal model based on remote sensing data which has been extracted from Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER images. The studied area is on the SW part of Saveh, 1:250,000 geological map, which is located in Urumieh-Dokhtar magmatic belt, Central Iran. The pixel values were computed by Principal Component Analysis (PCA method used to determine phyllic, argillic, and propylitic alteration zones. The C-A fractal model is utilized for separation of different parts of alteration zones due to their intensity. The log-log C-A plots reveal multifractal nature for phyllic, argillic, and propylitic alteration zones. The obtained results based on fractal model show that the main trend of the alteration zones is in NW-SE direction. Compared to the geological map of the study area and copper mineralizations, the alteration zones have been detected properly and correlate with the mineral occurrences, intrusive rock, and faults.

  5. Identification of mineral resources in Afghanistan-Detecting and mapping resource anomalies in prioritized areas using geophysical and remote sensing (ASTER and HyMap) data

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    : King, Trude V. V.; Johnson, Michaela R.; Hubbard, Bernard E.; Drenth, Benjamin J.

    2011-01-01

    As part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) natural resources revitalization activities in Afghanistan (Peters and others, 2011), three new datasets have been collected, compiled, and analyzed. These data have been used to more fully evaluate the areas of interest (AOIs; fig. 1 ) where, on the basis of previous U.S.S.R. and Afghanistan studies, the opportunity for early economic development of a number of different mineral, commodity, and deposit types had been identified (Peters and others, 2007; Peters and others, 2011). The new data compilations include (1) regional magnetic and gravity data for use in the characterization of subsurface composition and structure (Sweeney and others, 2006a,b; Ashan and others, 2007; Sweeney and others, 2007; Ashan and others, 2008; Shenwary and others, 2011), (2) Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data to identify and evaluate surficial alteration patterns related to industrial minerals and other selected targets, and (3) HyMap imaging spectrometer data for characterization and mapping of surficial mineralogy (Cocks and others, 1998; Kokaly and others, 2008; Peters and others, 2011). These datasets have served as fundamental building blocks for the resource evaluation by Peters and others (2011).

  6. 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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    Akihisa Motoki

    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.

  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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    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.

  8. The Extract of Aster Koraiensis Prevents Retinal Pericyte Apoptosis in Diabetic Rats and Its Active Compound, Chlorogenic Acid Inhibits AGE Formation and AGE/RAGE Interaction

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    Junghyun Kim

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Retinal capillary cell loss is a hallmark of early diabetic retinal changes. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs are believed to contribute to retinal microvascular cell loss in diabetic retinopathy. In this study, the protective effects of Aster koraiensis extract (AKE against damage to retinal vascular cells were investigated in streptozotocin (STZ-induced diabetic rats. To examine this issue further, AGE accumulation, nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS were investigated using retinal trypsin digests from streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. In the diabetic rats, TUNEL (Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase mediated dUTP Nick End Labeling-positive retinal microvascular cells were markedly increased. Immunohistochemical studies revealed that AGEs were accumulated within the retinal microvascular cells, and this accumulation paralleled the activation of NF-κB and the expression of iNOS in the diabetic rats. However, AKE prevented retinal microvascular cell apoptosis through the inhibition of AGE accumulation and NF-κB activation. Moreover, to determine the active compounds of AKE, two major compounds, chlorogenic acid and 3,5-di-O-caffeoylquinic acid, were tested in an in vitro assay. Among these compounds, chlorogenic acid significantly reduced AGE formation as well as AGE/RAGE (receptor for AGEs binding activity. These results suggest that AKE, particularly chlorogenic acid, is useful in inhibiting AGE accumulation in retinal vessels and exerts a preventive effect against the injuries of diabetic retinal vascular cells.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Modelo dinámico para la estimación temprana de esfuerzo en proyectos de desarrollo de software

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    Ana Lucía Pérez

    2006-07-01

    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.

  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. 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.

  15. Mineral and Vegetation Maps of the Bodie Hills, Sweetwater Mountains, and Wassuk Range, California/Nevada, Generated from ASTER Satellite Data

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    Rockwell, Barnaby W.

    2010-01-01

    Multispectral remote sensing data acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) were analyzed to identify and map minerals, vegetation groups, and volatiles (water and snow) in support of geologic studies of the Bodie Hills, Sweetwater Mountains, and Wassuk Range, California/Nevada. Digital mineral and vegetation mapping results are presented in both portable document format (PDF) and ERDAS Imagine format (.img). The ERDAS-format files are suitable for integration with other geospatial data in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) such as ArcGIS. The ERDAS files showing occurrence of 1) iron-bearing minerals, vegetation, and water, and 2) clay, sulfate, mica, carbonate, Mg-OH, and hydrous quartz minerals have been attributed according to identified material, so that the material detected in a pixel can be queried with the interactive attribute identification tools of GIS and image processing software packages (for example, the Identify Tool of ArcMap and the Inquire Cursor Tool of ERDAS Imagine). All raster data have been orthorectified to the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection using a projective transform with ground-control points selected from orthorectified Landsat Thematic Mapper data and a digital elevation model from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Elevation Dataset (1/3 arc second, 10 m resolution). Metadata compliant with Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standards for all ERDAS-format files have been included, and contain important information regarding geographic coordinate systems, attributes, and cross-references. Documentation regarding spectral analysis methodologies employed to make the maps is included in these cross-references.

  16. Karst Depression Detection Using ASTER, ALOS/PRISM and SRTM-Derived Digital Elevation Models in the Bambuí Group, Brazil

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    Osmar Abílio de Carvalho

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Remote sensing has been used in karst studies to identify limestone terrain, describe exokarst features, analyze karst depressions, and detect geological structures important to karst development. The aim of this work is to investigate the use of ASTER-, SRTM- and ALOS/PRISM-derived digital elevation models (DEMs to detect and quantify natural karst depressions along the São Francisco River near Barreiras city, northeast Brazil. The study area is a karst landscape characterized by karst depressions (dolines, closed depressions in limestone, many of which contain standing water connected with the ground-water table. The base of dolines is typically sealed with an impermeable clay layer covered by standing water or herbaceous vegetation. We identify dolines by combining the extraction of sink depth from DEMs, morphometric analysis using GIS, and visual interpretation. Our methodology is a semi-automatic approach involving several steps: (a DEM acquisition; (b sink-depth calculation using the difference between the raw DEM and the corresponding DEM with sinks filled; and (c elimination of falsely identified karst depressions using morphometric attributes. The advantages and limitations of the applied methodology using different DEMs are examined by comparison with a sinkhole map generated from traditional geomorphological investigations based on visual interpretation of the high-resolution remote sensing images and field surveys. The threshold values of the depth, area size and circularity index appropriate for distinguishing dolines were identified from the maximum overall accuracy obtained by comparison with a true doline map. Our results indicate that the best performance of the proposed methodology for meso-scale karst feature detection was using ALOS/PRISM data with a threshold depth > 2 m; areas > 13,125 m2 and circularity indexes > 0.3 (overall accuracy of 0.53. The overall correct identification of around half of the true dolines suggests

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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

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    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.

  20. Biological activity assays of cell-free reassembled nuclei——Injecting cell-free reassembled nuclei into unfertilized eggs can induce the eggs to cleave and reconstitute asters,and the injected nuclei undergo cell cycle changes

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    张传茂; 曲健; 梁金华; 翟中和

    1995-01-01

    Nucleus may reassemble spontaneously in cell-free mixture of HeLa metaphase chromosomes,Xenopus egg extracts and ATP-regenerating system,and the nucleus shows some biological activities.It isfound that,after being injected into unfertilized mature eggs,the cell-free reassembled nuclei can cause theeggs to cleave and reconstitute asters in their cytoplasm,and the injected nuclei undergo changes in response tocell cycle regulators stored in the eggs,and that reinjecting cytostatic factors(CSF)into the eggs can stabilizethe eggs in mitotic phase,cause the nuclei disassembly and chromatin condensation to chromosomes.

  1. 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...

  2. ELEMENTOS PARA OBTENER EL MÓDULO DE REACCIÓN DE SUBRASANTE

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    2009-01-01

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Cálculo del flujo ambiental como sustento para la reserva de agua al ambiente del río Piaxtla, Sinaloa, México

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    Guadalupe de la Lanza Espino

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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.

  6. Parametrização das equações de Hargreaves & Samani e Angströn-Prescott para estimativa da radiação solar na região de Telêmaco Borba, estado do Paraná Parameterization of Hargreaves & Samani and Angstrom-Prescott equations to estimate solar radiation in the region of Telemaco Borba, Parana state, Brazil

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    Daniela Jerszurki

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A estimativa da radiação solar incidente (Rs por equações matemáticas é útil quando não se dispõe de estações meteorológicas que a registrem. O objetivo do trabalho foi estimar, para os períodos anual, sazonal e mensal, o coeficiente empírico Krs da equação de Hargreaves & Samani e os coeficientes a e b da equação de Angströn-Prescott para estimar a Rs, confrontando valores estimados com valores observados para o município de Telêmaco Borba, Estado do Paraná. Utilizaram-se dados históricos diários (janeiro de 1981 a janeiro de 2011 de temperatura máxima, mínima e média do ar, radiação solar global acumulada, insolação diária e radiação solar incidente no topo da atmosfera (Ra, calculada com metodologia recomendada pela Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO. Ocorre maior associação entre Rs estimada e observada com valores de Krs anual e sazonal. Os coeficientes a e b apresentaram índices "c" "ótimo" ("c" > 0,85 para estimar Rs nos períodos analisados. Os resultados sugerem que os coeficientes encontrados podem ser utilizados para estimar valores de Rs na região.The estimation of solar radiation (Rs by mathematical equations is useful when there are no weather stations that record. The objective of this study was to estimate, for the periods annual, seasonal and monthly, the empirical coefficient Krs of Hargreaves & Samani equation and the coefficients a and b of Angstrom-Prescott equation for estimating Rs, comparing estimated values with observed values for Telemaco Borba, Paraná. Used historical data daily (January 1981 to January 2011 maximum, minimum and average air temperature, cumulative global solar radiation, daily insolation and extraterrestrial radiation (Ra, calculated using a methodology recommended by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations- (FAO. There is greater association between estimated and observed Rs with values of annual and seasonal Krs

  7. Aviso para las viudas.

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    Francisco de Sales

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available San Pablo instruye todos los prelados en la persona de su Timoteo, diciendo: «Honra las viudas que son verdaderamente viudas». Para ser, pues, verdaderamente viuda, son necesarias estas cosas

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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

  10. PARÁMETROS GENÉTICOS PARA CRECIMIENTO COMERCIAL SOBREVIVENCIA Y MANCHADO EN TILAPIA ROJA (Oreochromis sp. EN COLOMBIA

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    C. E. Pulgarin

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue estimar los efectos genéticos para peso al momento de sexaje, crecimiento y sobrevivencia hasta cosecha, y proporción de mancha (área de mancha y presencia/ausencia de mancha durante la fase comercial en un grupo de 86 familias de hermanos enteros y 31 familias de hermanos medios de tilapia roja ( Oreochromis sp.. La media de peso durante la fase de crecimiento comercial fue de 181,4 g (184 g para machos y 178 g para hembras, los machos significativamente más grandes que las hembras (P < 0,001. Las variables de sobrevivencia, área de mancha y ausencia de mancha no presentaron diferencias entre los sexos. Las heredabilidades estimadas ( h 2 ± e . s para crecimiento comercial y sobrevivencia fueron 0,23±0,02 y 0,05±0,03, respectivamente. e l porcentaje de mancha y la ausencia y presencia de la misma mostraron heredabilidades cercanas a cero, lo cual indica que estos dos caracteres están relacionados más con efectos ambientales que con efectos genéticos aditivos. s e encontró una correlación favorable y significativa entre sobrevivencia y crecimiento comercial (0,24; P < 0,05. Los resultados de este trabajo indican que mediante la explotación de la genética aditiva es posible mejorar el desempeño de los animales para crecimiento comercial y sobrevivencia en la tilapia roja, mientras que poco progreso se puede esperar por medio de la selección para variables relacionadas con el manchado corporal en la población evaluada.

  11. Quando só restam ossos : estudo da degradação e alteração óssea para estimativa do intervalo post-mortem

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    Buekenhout, Inês

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    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...

  12. 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.

  13. Dinámica erosión/sedimentación: diseño y aplicación del Modelo de Erosión/Sedimentación para la Cuenca del Río Nosara (MES)

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    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 ...

  14. Algoritmo para geolocalización de dispositivos móviles a partir de emisores de WIFI

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    María Portillo Montiel

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    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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Effects of Removing Flower Buds on Aster tataricus Medicinal Plants Roots Biomass and Yield%去除花蕾对紫菀药用器官根系生物量及产量的影响

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    梁玥怡; 何淑婷; 朱志红

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    [目的]研究去除花蕾对紫菀药用器官根系生物量及产量的影响.[方法]以药用植物紫菀为研究对象,以单因素随机区组设计试验,4组花蕾的去除数量分别为0、10、20和30个/株,比较其药用器官根系生长量的变化.[结果]随着去除花蕾数的增多,单株根系生物量和单位面积根系产量均明显增大.在试验的种植密度下,4种花蕾去除水平单位面积的根系产量分别为10 075.5、10 439.8、10 967.4和11 997.6 kg/km2.在去除数量达到30个/株(约为单株花蕾数的75%)时,单位面积根系产量有大幅增长,但去除20个/株和30个/株处理之间在根系产量上无显著差异(P>0.05).这说明紫菀的生殖生长对根系生长有很强的抑制性影响.在大田种植紫菀时,与不摘除花蕾相比,采用人工摘除50% ~ 75%的花蕾,可使根系产量提高9.0% ~ 18.6%.[结论]试验揭示了紫菀生殖器官耗损对其药用器官生长的影响,为田间种植紫菀获得较高的药用器官产量提供指导.%[ Objective] To study effects of removing flower buds on Aster talaricus medicinal plants roots biomass and yield. [ Method] With medicinal plant Aster talaricus as study object,by means of single factor randomized block design ,4 buds number removal levels were 0,10,20 and 30 per plant,the increment variation of its medicinal organ roots were compared. [ Result] The results shown that with the increase of the number of removed buds,single root biomass and root yield per unit area increased significantly. In the planting density condition of this experiment, the root yield per unit area of 4 kinds of bud removal level were 10 075.5,10 439.8,10 967.4 and 11 997.6 kg/km2, respectively. Root yield was growing substantially when the removal level reached 30 per plant(approximately 75% flower buds of per plant) ,and had significant differences (P 0.05) from the removing level of 20 buds per plant. This indicated that aster reproductive

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. ¿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.

  2. ¿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.

  3. Modelo para estimativa do fluxo de saturação desenvolvido a partir das condições do tráfego de Brasília

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    Isabela N. Fernandes de Queiroz

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    Dadas as dificuldades de obtenção do valor do fluxo de saturação in loco para diversas situações, ele é freqüentemente estimado a partir de modelos. Assim, esses modelos precisam refletir, da melhor forma possível, as condições locais de operação do tráfego. Este trabalho apresenta o desenvolvimento de um modelo matemático para estimativa do fluxo de saturação, por faixa de trânsito, para as condições do tráfego da cidade de Brasília. A técnica de modelagem utilizada foi à análise de regressão, e os dados para o desenvolvimento do modelo foram coletados em 20 interseções, perfazendo um total de 50 faixas de trânsito observadas. Os resultados das análises estatísticas efetuadas revelaram que o modelo é adequado para estimar o fluxo de saturação por faixa de trânsito para a cidade de Brasília. A sua utilização em outras cidades brasileiras é possível, desde que seja devidamente calibrado.

  4. Instalaciones para hotel rural

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    Roig Riera, José Antonio

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    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...

  5. Instrucciones para autores

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    Cramer, Thomas

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    Instrucciones para autoresNota preliminar: ¡Es de suma importancia que antesde enviar cualquier documento a la Revista GeologíaColombiana, lea y cumpla cuidadosamente cada uno delos subíndices de las Normas para autores!A partir del Volumen 35 (2010) recibimos artículosprincipalmente a través del sistema digital enhttp://www.revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/geocol/index.Si quiere enviar un artículo, por favor regístrese comoAutor en el menú INGRESAR (aquí pueden registrarsetambién evaluadores u...

  6. Tempo para aprender vs tempo para brincar

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    Correia, Ana Rita Coelho

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    Relatório de Estágio apresentado à Escola Superior de Educação de Paula Frassinetti para a obtenção de grau de Mestre em Educação Pré-Escolar e Ensino do 1º Ciclo do Ensino Básico Esta investigação surge da reflexão sobre a urgência atual, generalizada por parte de muitos pais e encarregados de educação, bem como de algumas instituições, no sentido de escolarizar as crianças precocemente, com vista a que estas possam chegar ao ensino básico “mais preparadas”, esquecendo-se muitas ...

  7. Aplicación del modelo de Weibull para la inactivación por calor de la Pseudomonas aeruginosa a diferentes temperaturas

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    Gloria Bueno-García

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    Full Text Available Se demuestra bajo las condiciones experimentales establecidas que las curvas de sobrevivencia de la Pseudomonas aeruginosa siguió una cinética no lineal mostrando una caída inicial rápida en el conteo celular seguida por una cola causada por una disminución de la velocidad de inactivación, El modelo de Weibull describió con precisión la cinética de inactivación. Se estimaron los parámetros estadísticos que mejor explican la frecuencia observada: media, varianza y coeficiente de asimetría. Para la Pseudomonas aeruginosa el valor b depende de la temperatura y el valor n es independiente. El modelo de distribución de Weibull fue capaz de predecir el tiempo de calentamiento para inactivar ocho ciclos log10 y para estimar el tiempo de calentamiento equivalente para la misma proporción de P. aeruginosa sobreviviente a otras temperaturas.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Aprendizaje cooperativo para ELE

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    2004-01-01

    Presentación sucinta para docentes de español como lengua extranjera del conjunto de propuestas metodológicas conocidas bajo la denominación aprendizaje cooperativo : origen, fundamentación, principales principios psicopedagógicos y algunas propuestas prácticas.

  11. Tamanho de amostra para a estimação da média de caracteres de pêssego na colheita e após o armazenamento refrigerado Sample size to estimate the average peach characters at harvest and after cold storage

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    Marcos Toebe

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o tamanho de amostra necessário para avaliar caracteres de frutos de pêssego na colheita e após o armazenamento refrigerado. Foram colhidos frutos de um pomar comercial. No laboratório, separaram-se, aleatoriamente, duas amostras de 120 frutos de pêssego, sendo uma amostra avaliada na colheita e a outra armazenada a -0,5°C por 30 dias, mais cinco dias a 20°C. Foram mensurados 11 caracteres em cada fruto na colheita e 12 caracteres após o armazenamento refrigerado, sendo calculadas medidas de tendência central e de dispersão e verificada a normalidade. Posteriormente, compararam-se as médias e verificou-se a homogeneidade de variâncias dos caracteres avaliados na colheita e após o armazenamento refrigerado. A seguir, foi determinado o tamanho de amostra para cada caractere. São necessários 169 frutos para estimar a firmeza de polpa, 34 frutos para estimar a massa, a acidez e o ratio, 11 frutos para avaliar a suculência e seis frutos para estimar os demais caracteres na colheita e após o armazenamento refrigerado, com erro de estimação de 5% da média.The aim of this research was to determine the sample size needed to evaluate peach fruit characters at harvest and after cold storage. Fruits were collected from a commercial orchard. In the laboratory, split randomly, two samples of 120 fruits each, one sample assessed at harvest and one stored at -0.5°C for 30 days, and then for five additional days at 20°C. Eleven characters were measured on each fruit at harvest and twelve after cold storage, being the central tendency measures and dispersion calculated and normality checked. After, it was compared the average and the homogeneity of variance at harvest and after cold storage and calculated the sample size for each character. In peach, 169 fruits are needed to estimate the pulp firmness, 34 fruits to estimate the weight, acidity and ratio, 11 fruits to assess fruit juiciness and six

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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)

  15. 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...

  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. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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

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    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,...

  1. 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.

  2. Modelos para estimativa da área foliar de Curcuma alismatifolia e Vurcuma zedoaria Leaf area prediction models for Curcuma alismatifolia and Curcuma zedoaria

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    Ana Christina Rossini Pinto

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo determina modelos para estimativa da área foliar de Curcuma alismatifolia e de Curcuma zedoaria. Para utilização destas espécies como ornamentais, é necessário o estabelecimento de técnicas de produção adequadas. Assim, a determinação da área foliar é importante, pois é usada para avaliar a resposta da planta a fatores ambientais e técnicas culturais. O uso de modelos para estimar a área foliar é um método simples, de boa precisão e não destrutivo. No estádio de floração foram coletadas cem folhas de C.alismatifolia ('Pink' e 'White' e de C.zedoaria. Determinaram-se o comprimento (C e a largura (L máximos e a área foliar real (AFR, com auxílio de integrador de área foliar (LI-3100. Estudaram-se as relações entre a AFR e o C, L e CL (produto do comprimento pela largura da folha, por meio de modelos de regressão linear. Os modelos AFR = 0,59048 CL (C.alismatifolia 'Pink', AFR = 6,08410 + 0,52162 CL (C.alismatifolia 'White' e AFR = 0,70233 CL (C.zedoaria são estatisticamente adequados para estimar a área foliar real.The present work establishes regression models to estimate leaf area of Curcuma alismatifolia and Curcuma zedoaria. To use these of species as ornamental plants is necessary to establish adequate cultivation techniques. Thus, the determination of leaf area is very important, once it is used to evaluate plant response to environmental factors and crop techniques. The use of prediction models to estimate leaf area is a simple, accurate and nondestructive method. At the stage of flowering, a hundred leaves of C.alismatifolia ('Pink' and 'White' and C.zedoaria were collected for each species and cultivar. Maximum length (L, maximum width (W and real leaf area (RLA were measured with a leaf area meter (LI-3100. The relation between RLA and the L, W and the product of length by width (LW, was studied through linear regression models. The models RLA = 0.59048 LW (C.alismatifolia 'Pink', RLA = 6

  3. Consejos para pacientes

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    M. Eulalia Lucio-Villegas Menéndez; Laura López González; M. Isabel Gutiérrez Pérez; Natalia Aresté Lluch; M. Luisa Morató Agustí; Santiago Pérez Cachafeiro

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    En el cuidado de las heridas es tan importante saber qué hacer como saber qué no hacer. Lo primero es valorar la gravedad de la lesión y saber si es necesario acudir a un centro sanitario o no. Si la herida es simple, lo más recomendable es hacer una buena limpieza con suero o agua tras lavado de manos, realizando la desinfección de esta con el antiséptico más adecuado. Los antisépticos no deben usarse para la limpieza de las heridas (usar suero fisiológico o agua del grifo) ni para la cur...

  4. Educando para la ignorancia

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    Miguel Durán

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    Full Text Available Más que describir una situación particular, los autores buscan con este escrito motivar al estudiante para que asuma posiciones críticas; así como dar un campanazo de alerta a los profesores, en relación a los conocimientos que transmiten a sus alumnos y la forma en que lo hacen; todo con el ánimo de generar verdaderos espacios de reflexión en la universidad.

  5. Arquitectura para el conocimiento

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    Moreno-Torres Sánchez, Rosario; Sánchez Relinque, Javier

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    La Málaga del siglo XXI se prepara para hacer de la investigación y de la innovación su nuevo sello. Entrevista a tres de los artífices de la urbanización y la edificación de la ampliación de Teatinos, clave en el eje sociocultural, científico y empresarial que conforman ya la capital, UMA y Parque Tecnológico.

  6. ETM+和ASTER数据在遥感信息提取中的对比研究%Comparison Between ETM+ and ASTER Data for Extraction of Alteration Information

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    林腾; 高光明; 刘容秀; 肖娟

    2011-01-01

    Remote sensing extraction of alteration information technology is an important means of prospecting. This article selected CERCANA located in AREQUIPA province of southern Peru and Moarcona ore zone located in ICA Province of southern Peru as two study areas of this paper. And starting from the spectrum analysis of surface features,using ETM + and ASTER satellite image data to extract clay alteration information of CERCANA by principal component analysis method ,and extract iron staining alteration information of Marcona by band ratio method , besides making comparative analysis of the results of the two extractions. The final results show that ASTER data in the alteration information extraction has a greater advantage compared with ETM + data.%遥感蚀变信息提取是找矿的一个重要技术手段.本文选择位于秘鲁南部阿雷基帕(AREQUIPA)省境内的萨卡纳(CERCANA)和伊卡(ICA)省境内的Moarcona铁矿区作为本文的两个研究区,从分析地物光谱出发,利用ETM+和ASTER卫星影像数据,通过主成份分析法和比值分析法分别对两个研究区进行泥化蚀变信息提取和铁染蚀变信息提取,并对两者的提取结果进行对比分析.最后结果表明,相较于ETM+数据,ASTER数据在矿化蚀变信息的提取方面具有更大的优势.

  7. INICIATIVAS PARA EL CAMBIO

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    César Alfonso Defrancisco-Larrañaga

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El planeta no atraviesa por su mejor momento en materia de conservación y renovación de sus recursos naturales. Claramente en los últimos tiempos los recursos hídricos han venido haciéndose cada vez menores; el hombre ha notado con preocupación y vivido en carne propia este fenómeno, que de no ser tratado a tiempo, podría atentar contra la existencia misma. Esto lo ha alentado a buscar métodos que sirvan como solución para contrarrestar éste mal y crear conciencia entre sus iguales, para así poder garantizar su permanencia y la de su entorno durante muchas generaciones. En países desarrollados del continente europeo y en algunos lugares de América del norte, el uso de sistemas de reutilización y tratamiento de aguas grises y aprovechamiento de las aguas lluvias se ha convertido en una constante y nos están dando las pautas para poder seguir el ejemplo y así de esta manera poder aportar a la causa ambiental y a su vez crear un ahorro en nuestros gastos mensuales de consumo.

  8. Modelo hidrológico para estimativa do escoamento superficial em áreas agrícolas A hydrologic model to estimate the surface runoff in agricultural lands

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    Fernando F. Pruski

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Desenvolveu-se um modelo hidrológico para estimar o escoamento superficial em áreas sob condições agrícolas. O modelo é baseado na análise dos diversos processos associados ao balanço hídrico e nele se usa a equação de intensidade, duração e freqüência da precipitação para estimar a intensidade de precipitação e a equação de Green-Ampt modificada por Mein-Larson, para estimar a velocidade de infiltração permitindo, também, a consideração da interceptação pela cobertura vegetal e do armazenamento de água sobre a superfície do solo por meio de diferentes metodologias. O escoamento superficial começa após a capacidade de armazenamento sobre a superfície do solo ter sido preenchida, e é calculado subtraindo-se a velocidade de infiltração da água no solo da intensidade de precipitação durante o intervalo de tempo em que a intensidade da chuva é maior que a velocidade de infiltração. Resultados de um experimento de validação do modelo e duas aplicações práticas são apresentados, sendo que os resultados obtidos com o modelo foram muito próximos daqueles observados no campo.A hydrologic model was developed to estimate the surface runoff under agricultural conditions. The model is process-based and uses the intensity-duration-frequency equation to calculate the rainfall intensity and the Green-Ampt-Mein-Larson equation to estimate the infiltration rate. The runoff begins after the maximum surface storage on the soil surface has been reached. It is calculated by subtracting the infiltration rate from the rainfall intensity during the interval of time that the rainfall intensity is greater than the infiltration rate. The model also allows the calculation of the deep percolation and the actual soil-water content. Results from a validation experiment and two practical applications of the model are also presented. The results obtained with the model were approximately the same as those observed in the field.

  9. Um modelo espacial de demanda habitacional para a cidade do Recife

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    Rubens Alves Dantas

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho mostra a importância da utilização da econometria espacial nos estudos dos fenômenos relacionados à economia urbana, em particular, no comportamento do mercado habitacional. Nas análises realizadas, com o objetivo de estimar uma Função de Demanda por Habitação para a cidade do Recife, com base em informações do Censo Demográfico (2000 e dados de imóveis financiados pela Caixa Econômica Federal, verificaram-se fortes indícios de dependência espacial em todas as variáveis econômicas exploradas. Verifica-se que a maneira de considerar a questão espacial, em função de distâncias da habitação a polos de influência ou dividindo o espaço em regiões, como vem ocorrendo corriqueiramente na literatura, não é capaz de explicar completamente o comportamento da demanda por habitação. Os resultados indicam que as equações de demanda tradicionalmente estimadas, sem levar em conta os efeitos de dependência espacial, podem gerar resultados tendenciosos, com a elasticidade-preço representando menos de 50% da estimativa do modelo espacial.

  10. Acercamiento teórico al desarrollo local sostenible y su repercusión para el turismo

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    Neily Sánchez Silvera

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se hace una valoración teórica de la repercusión de los impactos del turismo en el desarrollo local de Cuba en las últimas décadas del siglo XX, tomando en cuenta la necesidad de establecer los elementos que implican los impactos del turismo en función de la gestión integral de un destino turístico que contribuya al desarrollo local sostenible de un municipio. Por ello, resulta determinante estimar la actividad turística como un instrumento de notable utilidad para favorecer los procesos de desarrollo a diferentes escalas, entre éstas, el nivel local ha sido, posiblemente, en el que se ha apreciado mayor desempeño, al constatarse en las últimas décadas intensos procesos de crecimiento turísticos en espacios locales; donde la comunidad constituye un elemento básico para la conformación del territorio como producto turístico y como instancia de mediación entre los agentes sociales locales y las administraciones superiores.

  11. Índices de erosividade da chuva, perdas de solo e fator erodibilidade para dois solos da região dos cerrados - primeira aproximação

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    J.J.G.S.M. Marques

    1997-09-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho foram: testar a adequação de diferentes índices de erosividade das chuvas, comparar duas equações propostas para cálculo da energia cinética das chuvas e estimar o fator K (erodibilidade da equação universal de perdas de solo (EUPS para um latossolo vermelho-escuro (LE álico muito argiloso e um podzólico vermelho-amarelo (PV álico muito argiloso da região de Sete Lagoas (MG. Não houve diferença significativa entre as duas equações testadas para cálculo da energia cinética das chuvas. O índice EI30 mostrou ser um bom estimador da erosividade da chuva e pode continuar sendo utilizado como fator R (erosividade da EUPS para a região estudada. Os valores do fator K, para o LE e o PV da região de Sete Lagoas, foram, respectivamente, 0,002 e 0,033 t h (MJ mm-1.

  12. Estimativa do tamanho de parcela para experimentos com alface Estimate of plot size for experiments with lettuce

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    Alessandro Dal'Col Lúcio

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse trabalho foi estimar o tamanho de parcela para a cultura da alface, cultivada em estufa, em túnel e a campo. Para tanto, foram conduzidos os seguintes experimentos com esta cultura: 1 em estufa no verão; 2 a campo no verão; 3 em estufa no inverno; 4 a campo no inverno; 5 em estufa no outono; 6 em túneis no outono; 7 em estufa na primavera e 8 em túneis na primavera. Foi avaliada a fitomassa fresca e seca da parte aérea das plantas. A partir das parcelas simuladas de diferentes tamanhos, foram estimados os parâmetros necessários para calcular o tamanho de parcela. Foi utilizado o método da máxima curvatura modificado para estimar o tamanho ótimo da parcela, e as diferenças mínimas significativas entre médias foram obtidas pelo método de Hatheway. Para testar a homogeneidade de variâncias entre as linhas de cultivo foi aplicado o teste de Bartlett. As parcelas devem estar dispostas no sentido da linha de cultivo. Os resultados mostraram que o tamanho ótimo de parcela para alface, independente de a variável ser a fitomassa fresca ou seca, ou da estação sazonal de cultivo, é de oito plantas para experimentos em estufa e em túneis e de nove plantas para experimentos a campo.The aim of this study was to estimate the plot size for the lettuce crop grown in greenhouses, tunnel and field. The following experiments were carried out with this crop: 1 in greenhouse in summer; 2 in the field in summer; 3 in greenhouse in winter; 4 in the field in winter; 5 in greenhouse in autumn; 6 in tunnels in autumn; 7 in greenhouse in spring and; 8 in tunnels in spring. We evaluated the fresh and dry biomass of the shoots. We simulated plots of different sizes, from which we estimated the parameters necessary to estimate the plot size. We used the modified maximum curvature method to estimate the optimum plot size, and the least significant difference between means was obtained by the method of Hatheway. In order to test the

  13. Logistic rice model for dry matter and nutrient uptake Modelo logístico para fitomassa e extração de nutrientes para a cultura de arroz

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    Axel García y García

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The temporal variation of cumulative dry matter can be represented by a sigmoidal curve and the temporal variation of nutrient uptake follows this characteristic shape. Therefore, modeling the temporal variation of cumulative dry matter allows estimating nutrient uptake along the crop cycle. The objective of this study was to propose a sine model to estimate dry matter and macronutrient uptake, and to estimate the moments of maximum N and K uptake rates for the rice crop. The field experiment was carried out on a wetland area of Piracicaba, SP, Brazil, consisting of an Humic Haplaquept. The chosen rice variety was IAC 103, a middle season cycle and high yield. Observed variables were dry matter of different plant parts (root, leaf and stem, and panicle and macronutrient contents per unit dry matter. A sine model was proposed for the cumulative variation of these variables, based on biological events that occurred during the crop cycle. The temporal variation of nutrient uptake was estimated and a lower accuracy was observed for K uptake. The maximum absorption rate for N and K was found at 56% of the relative development of the crop, corresponding to 60 days after emergence in this experiment. The proposed model presented a satisfactory behavior to define the order of magnitude of estimated dry matter and macronutrient uptake by the rice crop and maximum N and K uptake rates.A variação temporal do acúmulo de fitomassa seca pode ser representada por curva de tipo sigmoidal e a variação temporal do acúmulo de nutrientes acompanha essa forma característica. Conseqüentemente, a modelagem da variação temporal do acúmulo de fitomassa seca permite estimar a extração de nutrientes ao longo do ciclo da cultura. O objetivo do trabalho foi propor um modelo senoidal para estimar a fitomassa seca e extração de macronutrientes pela cultura de arroz, bem como determinar a época de máxima taxa de extração de N e K. O experimento foi conduzido

  14. Sistema de programas en Windows para la evaluación de la calidad bacteriológica de la leche (DIRALEC.

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    Gilberto Tillán Ochoa

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El sistema DIRALEC es una nueva tecnología diseñada para la evaluación de la calidad bacteriológica de la leche a partir de muestras de leche cruda o pasteurizada considerado dentro de la categoría de métodos rápidos en la evaluación microbiológica de la leche. La detección del crecimiento bacteriano se realiza a partir de la medición, por medio del software desarrollado para este fin, de los cambios de turbidez que tienen lugar en un medio de cultivo inoculado con la muestra bajo análisis en un período 8 horas. Se utilizan fundamentalmente dos medios de cultivo para la determinación de la calidad microbiológica de la leche: Medio para Recuento Total (RPL y Medio para Coliformes Totales (EC. El sistema DIRALEC, partiendo de los cambios de turbidez, utiliza diferentes criterios para estimar la calidad de la leche y realizar su clasificación. La leche cruda, utilizando el medio RPL, se clasifica en EXCELENTE, REGULAR, BUENA y MALA y utilizando el medio EC se clasifica en BUENA o MALA. La leche pasteurizada se clasifica EN NORMA o FUERA DE NORMA. En ninguno de los dos casos las lecturas son destructivas y puede dársele un seguimiento a las muestras. El paquete de programas, desarrollado en Borland Delphi sobre Windows, interactúa con una base de datos en Microsoft Access, la cual se crea, se actualiza y se consulta desde el programa. El sistema brinda los resultados con rapidez y precisión.

  15. para mejorar el %R

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    Alfredo Díaz Mata

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se revisan dos indicadores técnicos bursátiles que están estrechamente relacionados, el oscilador estocástico %K de Lane y el oscilador %R de Williams; asimismo, se evalúa el uso de dos mecanismos asociados con el primero y que no suelen utilizarse con el %R: el proceso de frenado (slowing y el uso de un promedio móvil del propio oscilador estocástico como disparadores de señales de compra y de venta. Realizando simulaciones con 27 acciones y el Índice de Precios y Cotizaciones de la Bolsa Mexicana de Valores se verifica la hipótesis principal y se comprueba que, efectivamente, en muchos casos, el uso del proceso de frenado con el oscilador %R de Williams permite tomar mejores decisiones. Por otro lado, se concluye que de los dos disparadores de señales el que mejor funciona, tanto para %K como para %R es el uso de cotas inferior y superior. Este artículo surgió en el curso de una investigación sobre el análisis técnico bursátil de acciones que se puede realizar en su totalidad por computadora y que, esencialmente, excluye el análisis gráfico. Uno de los propósitos del estudio es determinar si es posible, y bajo qué mecanismos, establecer un sistema de análisis bursátil que le permita al inversionista tomar decisiones de inversión en acciones en la Bolsa Mexicana de Valores sin tener que emplear la considerable cantidad de tiempo que es necesario para el análisis gráfico tradicional. Durante este estudio se realizó un análisis preliminar de unos 120 indicadores técnicos para, por un lado, conocerlos con cierto detalle y, por otra parte, aislar aquellos que prometían ser de utilidad para el objetivo de la investigación. Fue en este proceso cuando se detectó que existen dos indicadores que están relacionados y que permiten un análisis por separado que tiene, cuando menos, dos ventajas. En primer lugar está el placer que da a quien gusta de estos temas encontrarse con indicadores que, de acuerdo

  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

    Full Text Available 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 aquellos estudiantes con registros pondoestaturales comprendidos en las categorías percentílicas más bajas del estándar nacional. Diseñamos una encuesta ad hoc, para conocer el consumo familiar de alimentos así como situación socioecoeconómica, tendiente a interrelacionar variables antropométricas, económicas y socioculturales. De la experiencia en campo -como resultado de la aplicación de la encuesta durante la prueba piloto- comprendimos que es necesario modificar el instrumento para reunir la información. Esto es, aplicar entrevistas semiestructuradas -con registro de audio-, que incluyendo los item de la encuesta original, faciliten la expresión del informante y recién desde allí construir las categorías de análisis de la investigación.

  17. Inmunopotenciadores para la acuicultura

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    Rocmira Pérez

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available La acuicultura es una de las actividades económicas de mayor crecimiento para la producción de alimentos. Uno de sus principales retos es la obtención de grandes volúmenes de producción con la mayor calidad posible. Esto conlleva a una reducción de la aplicación de antibióticos y productos quimioterapéuticos. Una de las estrategias más prometedoras es la aplicación de inmunopotenciadores, principalmente en los cultivos intensivos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue revisar los principales inmunopotenciadores, así como las tendencias y retos de su uso mundial. Se resumen las particularidades moleculares y funcionales de los mismos y se hace énfasis en los más estudiados: levamisol, ß-glucanos, lipopolisacárido, vitamina C, extractos de plantas y hormonas. Todos estos compuestos de naturaleza heterogénea inciden mayoritariamente en los componentes de la inmunidad innata de los peces, fortaleciendo y potenciando la resistencia a enfermedades; adicionalmente algunos de ellos tienen funciones antiestrés y favorecen su crecimiento. Se concluye que los inmunopotenciadores constituyen una estrategia viable para reducir las pérdidas por problemas sanitarios en el sector de la acuicultura; pero aún quedan por solucionar aspectos como la vía de administración y la etapa de inmunización adecuada para cada especie y tipo de cultivo.

  18. Instrucciones para los autores

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    Ana Silvia Bermúdez

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    La Revista Colombiana de Química es una publicación científica, arbitrada del Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Colombia que acepta contribuciones provenientes de investigación en las diversas áreas de la química. El contenido de los artículos debe ser original, inédito y no debe haber sido enviado, total o parcialmente, para publicación a otra revista. La redacción asume el derecho de reproducción de los trabajos aceptados. Su publicación en otro medio re...

  19. Comunicar para la salud

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    Lic. Eva Bocco

    1998-01-01

    Con este trabajo quiero plantearles una inquietud en torno al rol que nos cabe a los comunicadores en el área de la salud desde la perspectiva de la comunicación para la salud. ¿Se puede pensar la salud pública desvinculada de la comunicación? ¿La comunicación es posible sin la existencia de salud en la comunidad? ¿Qué puede hacer un comunicador en el ministerio de salud? ¿Puede un estado desarrollar políticas de salud sin la presencia de la comunicación?

  20. "Colaborar para Competir"

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    Martha Liliana Hijuelos-Cárdenas

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    Full Text Available De acuerdo con Michael Porter, los Clusters se definen como “Una agrupación de empresas e instituciones relacionadas entre sí, pertenecientes a un mismo sector o segmento de mercado, que se encuentran próximas geográficamente y que colaboran para ser más competitivas”. Los Clusters son en última instancia una herramienta de competitividad basada en la cooperación de sus miembros, y es una de las estrategias recientes, en el país, para incrementar la productividad y competitividad y las apuestas productivas desde el nivel local. Y es precisamente esta cercanía geográfica de las empresas de un mismo sector, lo que a la vez que genera la competencia entre ellas, también les facilita el acceso a insumos y a conocimientos específicos y en última instancia les permite promover la innovación.

  1. RECOMENDACIÓN DE NIVELES DE LISINA DIGESTIBLE PARA CODORNICES JAPONESAS EN PERIODO DE POSTURA

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    V. L. Hurtado Nery

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo fue realizado en la Universidad de los Llanos, con el objetivo de estimar el nivel de lisina digestible para máxima producción de huevos. s e utilizaron 240 codornices japónicas comerciales de 70 días de edad y 159 ± 9 g de peso corporal, dis - tribuidas en un diseño experimental completamente al azar, con cuatro tratamientos, seis repeticiones y 10 aves por repetición, durante 26 semanas. Las aves fueron alojadas en jaulas de alambre galvanizado proporcionando 0,016 m 2 /codorniz, cada jaula estaba dotada de comedero lineal, bebedero automático y bandejas para recolección de heces. Las dietas experimentales fueron granuladas, isoprotéicas e isoenergéticas con cuatro niveles de suplementación (0,00% tratamiento testigo, 0,153%, 0,306% y 0,459% de L-lisina-HCl (78,5% que resultó en dietas con 0,916%; 1,036%; 1,156% y 1,276% de lisina digestible. Los resultados fueron sometidos a análisis de varianza y de regresión polinomial. Hubo efecto cuadrático ( p 0,05 de los niveles de lisina. e n conclusión, el requerimiento de lisina digestible que maximiza la producción de huevos en codornices japonesas se estimó en 1,079%, con raciones conteniendo 19,18% de proteína bruta.

  2. Evaluación de procedimientos para delimitar áreas de servicio de líneas de transporte urbano con sistemas de información geográfica

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    Antonio Moreno

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo aborda la evaluación de varios procedimientos para delimitar áreas de servicio del transporte urbano y estimar la población servida. A tal fin, se utilizan datos de un caso de estudio local y se recurre a un sistema de información geográfica (SIG. Con la adopción de dos diferentes formas de geo-referenciación de la demanda y de medición de las distancias, las distintas aproximaciones ensayadas ponen en evidencia resultados dispares y errores, los cuales permiten valorar las ventajas y limitaciones de cada una de ellas. Cabe esperar que las conclusiones alcanzadas contribuyan a elevar la exactitud de los análisis orientados a la planificación y toma de decisiones sobre el transporte público urbano.

  3. Aplicación de Sistemas Multiagentes para la obtención de matrices Origen-Destino dinámicas mediante el empleo de sensores Bluetooth adaptada al equipamiento viario existente

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    Martínez Plumé, Javier

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    Los primeros sistemas de gestión del tráfico se basaban en la instalación de elementos de sensorización, espiras magnéticas, que suministraban datos básicos de tráfico como son la intensidad y la velocidad, integradas en periodos predefinidos y clasificadas en varias categorías, además de la ocupación y la distancia entre vehículos. Estos datos básicos fueron utilizados para estimar otros parámetros como el nivel de servicio o el tiempo de viaje de cada tramo de la red sensorizada (Lindvel...

  4. Correlações para estimativas de custos na remoção de ácido sulfídrico de biogás - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v28i1.1282

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    Laercio Mantovni Frare

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available As estimativas de custos durante os estudos para a implementação de um novo processo químico é uma das fases críticas que determinam se o empreendimento será viável ou não. Neste trabalho foi desenvolvida uma metodologia capaz de estimar os custos e investimentos envolvidos em um processo de remoção de ácido sulfídrico de biogás. A metodologia aplicada utilizou uma estimativa de custos fundamentada em equipamentos nacionais e nas correlações propostas por Guthrie (1969, Turton et al. (2003 e Perlingeiro (2005. Esta permite avaliar, de maneira rápida e precisa, diferentes configurações de equipamentos durante a etapa de projeto do processo, determinando assim o custo final do metro cúbico de biogás purificado.

  5. Interpolación con funciones de base radial y el método del sistema diferencial para identificación de parámetros en acuíferos

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    Moreles, Miguel Ángel; Mejía, Francisco

    2010-01-01

    La caracterización de acuíferos es un problema fundamental en Geohidrologí­a. El problema consiste en estimar los parámetros fenomenológicos a partir de datos de alturas piezométricas. Los datos de campo son obtenidos en pozos de observación los cuales son pocos y dispersos en el acuífero. En este trabajo proponemos una solución al problema de estimación en dos partes. Primero utilizamos un método de interpolación con funciones de base radial para generar datos suficientes de alturas piezomét...

  6. Regional mapping of hydrothermally altered igneous rocks along the Urumieh-Dokhtar, Chagai, and Alborz Belts of western Asia using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data and Interactive Data Language (IDL) logical operators: a tool for porphyry copper exploration and assessment: Chapter O in Global mineral resource assessment

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    Mars, John L.; Zientek, M.L.; Hammarstrom, J.M.; Johnson, K.M.; Pierce, F.W.

    2014-01-01

    Regional maps of phyllic and argillic hydrothermal alteration were compiled using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data and logical operator algorithms. The area mapped extends from northwestern Iran to southeastern Pakistan and includes volcanic and magmatic arcs that make up the Urumieh-Dokhtar volcanic belt (UDVB), the Chagai volcanic belt (CVB), and the central part of the Alborz magmatic belt (AMB). The volcanic belts span the Zagros-Makran transform zone and the present day Baluchistan (Makran) volcanic arc. ASTER visible near infrared (VNIR) data contain three bands between 0.52 and 0.86 micrometers (μm) and the short-wave infrared (SWIR) data consist of six bands spanning 1.6 to 2.43 μm with 15-meter (m), and 30-m resolution, respectively.

  7. Defensa en profundidad para la evaluación de riesgos laborales por ruido en termoeléctrica

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    Roani Ladislá Miranda Cuéllar

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Las técnicas de evaluación de riesgos laborales se llevan a cabo por diferentes procedimientos, a través de las aplicaciones de métodos normativos del cumplimiento de los parámetros asociados con las mediciones de los umbrales de daño a la salud del hombre. Sin embargo, no se tienen en cuenta los principios básicos de seguridad, que incluyen las experiencias de buenas prácticas en industrias de altos requisitos de seguridad y disponibilidad. Objetivos: El objetivo de este artículo es proponer un método bajo el enfoque de defensa en profundidad para evaluar los riesgos laborales por ruido en la Central Termoeléctrica (CTE de 100 MW. Material y Métodos: Se aplicó la técnica de entrevistas a técnicos y especialistas en seguridad y salud del trabajo, así como tecnólogos para explorar los elementos que tomaban en cuenta en la evaluación de los riesgos laborales por ruido, y se realizó la consulta a especialistas para precisar los elementos que debían formar parte de los aspectos de seguridad de acuerdo al método propuesto. Además Se realizó la evaluación de los riesgos laborales por ruido de acuerdo a dos metodologías implementadas con anterioridad y la propuesta. Resultados: Se muestran de acuerdo a las tres metodologías. Se determinó que la generación de ruidos no es un aspecto significativo a tener en cuenta, para la metodología 1, se evidenció una dispersión del nivel sonoro, con tendencia estable a los valores máximos en determinadas áreas según la Norma Cubana de ruido, para la metodología 2 mientras que para la metodología 3, los aspectos de seguridad evaluados negativamente por cada escalón, son los que se requieren tomar medidas correctivas dirigidas a modificar los ítems calificados negativamente a positivos para elevar el nivel de seguridad. Conclusiones: La evaluación empleando escalones de defensa en profundidad aplicado a los riesgos laborales posibilita un análisis con el enfoque

  8. Requerimientos para aplicaciones web

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    Oliveros, Alejandro; Wehbe, Ricardo; Rojo, Silvana del Valle; Rousselot, Julián

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo del presente proyecto es la elaboración de un conjunto de políticas, estándares, procesos, metodologías, técnicas, herramientas y métricas para aplicar en el desarrollo de aplicaciones Web, específicamente en la obtención y representación de los requerimientos que debe satisfacer el sistema o aplicación Web. Estos distintos elementos se desarrollarán en forma gradual y eventualmente se integrarán en un sitio Web que centralice toda la información. Hay varias líneas de investigació...

  9. Contratados peninsulares para Cuba

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    Iglesias García, Fe

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    Ante las presiones británicas, la metrópoli española y los ideólogos de los hacendados cubanos tuvieron que dar, desde la tercera década del siglo XIX, una respuesta a la previsible escasez de mano de obra esclava. El artículo estudia los sistemas de contrata implantados en la isla para abastecer de mano de obra blanca y barata a Cuba, deteniéndose particularmente la autora en el estudio de las condiciones de semiesclavitud que se escondían en las mencionadas contratas y en el perfil de los inmigrantes (profesiones, sexo, edad, procedencia....

  10. Bases para proyectiles dirigidos

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    Editorial, Equipo

    1959-03-01

    Full Text Available Aunque actualmente no se ha llegado a una línea general de métodos o sistemas que gobiernen un tipo característico de rampa y servicios auxiliares necesarios para el lanzamiento al espacio de proyectiles dirigidos a grandes alturas y distancias, las experiencias obtenidas en diferentes ensayos, utilizando distintos tipos de proyectiles y trayectorias balísticas, han sentado toda una serie de procedimientos, datos y conclusiones de gran valor balístico que, aun teniendo en cuenta la continua evolución del proyectil, sus formas, combustibles y alcances, se conocen ya, con bastante aproximación, las condiciones mínimas que ha de reunir una base dedicada a este tipo de lanzamientos.

  11. El coeficiente de Hurst y el parámetro a-estable para el análisis de series financieras. Aplicación al mercado cambiario mexicano

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    Román Rodríguez Aguilar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo aborda la utilidad de estimar, previo a cualquier análisis, el parámetro de la distribución -estable y el coe - ficiente de Hurst para una serie financiera en periodos de alta volatilidad. Mediante la estimación del coeficiente de Hurst y el parámetro se busca explorar la violación de dos grandes supuestos en la modelación de series financieras: suponer que las series presentan una distribución normal y que los rendi - mientos sucesivos son independientes; asimismo, se analiza el caso del tipo de cambio Fix peso-dólar en México en el perio - do 1992-2011. Uno de los principales resultados es la identi - ficación de características fractales y colas pesadas en la serie para algunos periodos en magnitudes diferenciadas; dichas diferencias se acentúan en periodos de crisis. Caracterizar la serie mediante estos parámetros a través de un índice permitirá mejorar la toma de decisiones sobre el tipo de análisis que es metodológicamente correcto aplicar en una ventana de tiempo específica, ya sea para valuación de activos o para la gestión de riesgos.

  12. Para Para舞不停

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    周鹏程

    2002-01-01

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  13. Fatores de risco comportamentais acumulados para doenças cardiovasculares no sul do Brasil

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    Ludmila Correa Muniz

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência e identificar fatores associados ao acúmulo de comportamentos de risco para doenças cardiovasculares entre adultos. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de base populacional com amostra representativa de 2.732 adultos de ambos os sexos de Pelotas, RS, em 2010. Os fatores de risco comportamentais investigados foram: tabagismo; inatividade física no lazer; consumo habitual de gordura aparente da carne; e consumo diário de embutidos, carne vermelha e leite integral. O desfecho do estudo foi o escore de aglomeração de fatores de risco comportamentais, variando de zero a três: nenhum fator de risco comportamental para doenças cardiovasculares ou exposição a 1, 2 ou > 3 fatores de risco comportamentais. Realizou-se regressão logística multinomial para avaliar o efeito ajustado das características individuais sobre o acúmulo de fatores de risco comportamentais, tendo como categoria de referência indivíduos sem qualquer dos fatores. RESULTADOS: A inatividade física foi o fator de risco mais prevalente (75,6%, seguido do consumo habitual de gordura aparente da carne (52,3%. Dois terços da população apresentaram dois ou mais fatores de risco comportamentais. A combinação de inatividade física e consumo habitual de gordura aparente da carne ocorreu em 17,5% da amostra; e inatividade física, consumo habitual de gordura aparente da carne e tabagismo, em 6,7%. Os odds ratios de acúmulo de dois ou mais fatores foram maiores entre homens e associaram-se inversamente com o indicador econômico nacional. CONCLUSÕES: O acúmulo de fatores de risco comportamentais para doenças cardiovasculares é elevado na população estudada. São necessárias intervenções públicas capazes de prevenir a ocorrência simultânea desses fatores.

  14. Unidades de colheita: estratégia para evitar a compactação dos solos florestais

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    Gilson A. Milde

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Solos com umidade ótima de compactação menor que a capacidade de campo e solos com má drenagem são mais propensos a serem compactados nas operações de exploração florestal. O conhecimento dessas variáveis permite classificar os solos quanto à sua suscetibilidade à compactação, no entanto essas determinações demandam tempo, recursos e equipamentos específicos. Utilizando 13 solos florestais com ampla variação textural, das fazendas Ariona e Santa Rosa pertencentes à Cia. Suzano de Papel e Celulose, situadas no Estado de São Paulo, desenvolveu-se um índice, denominado diâmetro médio ponderado de partículas, que permitiu estimar a umidade ótima de compactação, a capacidade de campo e o limite líquido baseado apenas na distribuição de tamanho de partículas. Com base nessas características físicas e no consumo médio diário de água de um plantio de eucalipto, foram estabelecidas unidades de colheita a partir do número de dias de repouso necessários para o teor de água de um solo ficar abaixo da umidade ótima de compactação. Tais unidades agrupam solos que precisam do mesmo número de dias após uma chuva (0 a 10 dias para poderem ser explorados, visando diminuir o impacto da colheita florestal e, em consequência, evitar a necessidade de preparo do solo para diminuir a compactação provocada por essas operações.

  15. Equações para a estimativa do índice de área foliar do cafeeiro

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    Favarin José Laércio

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de estudar a variação temporal do índice de área foliar (IAF da cultura de café, utilizando um método simples e não-destrutivo, foi instalado um experimento no Departamento de Produção Vegetal, da Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz, da Universidade de São Paulo. Utilizou-se a cultivar Mundo Novo IAC 388-17, enxertada sobre a cultivar Apoatã IAC 2258 (de 15 até 35 meses de idade, no espaçamento de 2,5 x 1,0 m. Foram coletadas todas as folhas de duas plantas de café, em intervalos de 60 a 150 dias, para a mensuração da área foliar com o equipamento LI-COR (modelo 3100. Para obter a relação funcional entre IAF e diferentes variáveis de crescimento (altura da planta, número e massa total de folhas e área foliar e arquitetura da copa (área da seção inferior, média e superior do dossel, área lateral do dossel, diâmetro inferior, médio e superior do dossel, volume do dossel da planta e altura do primeiro par de ramos, assumiu-se que a parte aérea do cafeeiro tem a forma cônica. O diâmetro da seção inferior do dossel (primeiro par de ramos e a altura da planta podem ser utilizadas para estimar o índice de área foliar do cafeeiro.

  16. Evaluación de la precisión de dos laboratorios venezolanos para la determinación de amilosa aparente en arroz (Oryza sativa L. pulido

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    Manuel Ávila

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se trazó como objetivo evaluar la precisión de dos laboratorios de ensayo venezolanos para la determinación de amilosa aparente de arroz pulido. Para ello se realizó un diseño experimental completo al azar cuyos tratamientos fueron definidos por la combinación específica de 2 laboratorios y 5 genotipos, a los cuales se les determinó el contenido de amilosa mediante el método Nº 61-03 de la American Association of Cereal Chemists. Los genotipos utilizados en el estudio fueron seleccionados en un amplio intervalo de amilosa (14 - 28 %. Las muestras se acondicionaron a partir de arroz paddy hasta obtener una harina y se entregaron codificadas a los laboratorios para los respectivos ensayos. Los resultados se analizaron mediante estadística descriptiva y para evaluar repetibilidad y estimar los resultados dudosos se aplicó la prueba de F del cociente de las varianzas entre laboratorios para cada genotipo. La reproducibilidad se evaluó mediante un análisis de varianza determinando los efectos genotipo, laboratorio y su interacción. La estadística descriptiva de los resultados indicó una baja variabilidad entre las réplicas dentro de cada laboratorio, la prueba de F reveló que no se presentaron datos dudosos y una adecuada repetibilidad de las réplicas dentro de cada laboratorio. El análisis de varianza indicó que existieron diferencias altamente significativas entre los genotipos (p 0,05 entre los dos laboratorios ni tampoco para la interacción genotipo x laboratorio. Los resultados indicaron una adecuada repetibilidad y reproducibilidad para un amplio intervalo de contenidos de amilosa a pesar del número reducido de laboratorio evaluados.

  17. Evaluación de la precisión de dos laboratorios venezolanos para la determinación de amilosa aparente en arroz (Oryza sativa L. pulido

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    Manuel Ávila

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se trazó como objetivo evaluar la precisión de dos laboratorios de ensayo venezolanos para la determinación de amilosa aparente de arroz pulido. Para ello se realizó un diseño experimental completo al azar cuyos tratamientos fueron definidos por la combinación específica de 2 laboratorios y 5 genotipos, a los cuales se les determinó el contenido de amilosa mediante el método Nº 61-03 de la American Association of Cereal Chemists. Los genotipos utilizados en el estudio fueron seleccionados en un amplio intervalo de amilosa (14 - 28 %. Las muestras se acondicionaron a partir de arroz paddy hasta obtener una harina y se entregaron codificadas a los laboratorios para los respectivos ensayos. Los resultados se analizaron mediante estadística descriptiva y para evaluar repetibilidad y estimar los resultados dudosos se aplicó la prueba de F del cociente de las varianzas entre laboratorios para cada genotipo. La reproducibilidad se evaluó mediante un análisis de varianza determinando los efectos genotipo, laboratorio y su interacción. La estadística descriptiva de los resultados indicó una baja variabilidad entre las réplicas dentro de cada laboratorio, la prueba de F reveló que no se presentaron datos dudosos y una adecuada repetibilidad de las réplicas dentro de cada laboratorio. El análisis de varianza indicó que existieron diferencias altamente significativas entre los genotipos (p 0,05 entre los dos laboratorios ni tampoco para la interacción genotipo x laboratorio. Los resultados indicaron una adecuada repetibilidad y reproducibilidad para un amplio intervalo de contenidos de amilosa a pesar del número reducido de laboratorio evaluados.

  18. Pequenos para idade gestacional: fator de risco para mortalidade neonatal

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    Almeida Márcia Furquim de; Jorge Maria Helena Prado de Mello

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    OBJETIVO: Estudar as variáveis contempladas na Declaração de Nascimento (DN) como possíveis fatores de risco para nascimentos pequenos para a idade gestacional (PIG) e o retardo de crescimento intra-uterino como fator de risco para a mortalidade neonatal. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: As variáveis existentes na DN foram obtidas diretamente de prontuários hospitalares. Os dados referem-se a uma coorte de nascimentos obtida por meio da vinculação das declarações de nascimento e óbito, correspondendo a 2.2...

  19. Nuevas citas de Asteraceae para la provincia de Catamarca (Argentina New records of Asteraceae for the province of Catamarca (Argentina

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    Susana E. Freire

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Se mencionan los siguientes nuevos registros de Asteráceas para la provincia de Catamarca, Argentina: Baccharis acaulis, B. boliviensis var. latifolia, B. flexuosa, B. glutinosa var. angustissima, B. stenophylla (Tribu Astereae, Eupatorium patens var. tomentosum (Tribu Eupatorieae, Cosmos bipinnatus, C. peucedanifolius var. peucedanifolius, Helianthus annuus (Tribu Heliantheae, Gamochaeta erythractis, G. longipedicellata, Gnaphalium lacteum, Tessaria integrifolia var. integrifolia (Tribu Inuleae, Chuquiraga ruscifolia (Tribu Mutisieae, Senecio crepidifolius, S. subulatus var. subulatus, Xenophyllum incisum var. incisum (Tribu Senecioneae. Se citan además el hábitat de los taxones y las provincias fitogeográficas que integran. Se propone una nueva combinación, Baccharis glutinosa Pers. var. angustissima (DC. Giuliano.The following Asteraceae are mentioned for the province of Catamarca: Baccharis acaulis, B. boliviensis var. latifolia, B. flexuosa, B. glutinosa var. angustissima, B. stenophylla (Tribe Astereae, Eupatorium patens var. tomentosum (Tribe Eupatorieae, Cosmos bipinnatus, C. peucedanifolius var. peucedanifolius, Helianthus annuus (Tribe Heliantheae, Gamochaeta erythractis, G. longipedicellata, Gnaphalium lacteum, Tessaria integrifolia var. integrifolia (Tribe Inuleae, Chuquiraga ruscifolia (Tribe Mutisieae, Senecio crepidifolius, S. subulatus var. subulatus, Xenophyllum incisum var. incisum (Tribe Senecioneae. The habitat and phytogeographic provinces of the taxa are mentioned. The following new combination is proposed: Baccharis glutinosa Pers. var. angustissima (DC. Giuliano.

  20. Leer para Creer

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    Roberto Polanco-Carrasco

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Más allá de los prejuicios que se puedan alimentar en las aulas por -en ocasiones- brillantes exponentes de la clínica psicológica, resultaría difícil creer que exista hoy en día un profesional que se atreva a sostener que el ser humano es sólo mente, o argumentar que lo corporal o cerebral es secundario e incluso irrelevante en los pacientes con los que habitualmente se deberá tratar. De hacerlo simplemente sería un acto de ignorancia, sobretodo en un momento en que disponemos de evidencias diarias desde las neurociencias que dan para sostener la unidad mente-cuerpo como nunca antes en la historia del estudio de “lo psicológico”. La convicción de que los estudiantes deberán ser nutridos con las nociones básicas de los modernos estudios del cerebro debería reflejarse en la bibliografía de diversas asignaturas y estar presente en el espíritu central del quehacer académico como una manera de prevenir esta viciosa tendencia a ningunear aquello que se desconoce y que finalmente cegará a la hora de probar nuevas formas de ver “el síntoma”.

  1. para promover la salud

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    Ma. del Consuelo Chapela

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Hablar de educación a distancia sustentada en el desarrollo de la cibernética obliga a reflexionar sobre sus definiciones, objetivos y medios, especialmente si pensamos en las necesidades de la fracción de población que no tiene acceso a las posibilidades que ofrece el desarrollo tecnológico. En este trabajo se presenta e ilustra con un ejemplo práctico, una perspectiva sobre las posibilidades de la educación a distancia desde las necesidades de la promoción de la salud entre grupos de población marginada en el mundo virtual. Se propone la creación de bibliotecas itinerantes regionales que pongan a disposición de la población con acceso limitado a la información, la tecnología comunicativa necesaria para apoyar los trabajos de promoción de la salud.

  2. Funções de pedotransferência para predição da umidade retida a potenciais específicos em solos do estado de Pernambuco

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    L. B. Oliveira

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Funções de pedotransferência são equações usadas para estimar características edáficas de difícil determinação a partir de outras mais facilmente obtidas. Apesar do bom número de equações disponíveis para estimativa da umidade retida a potenciais matriciais específicos, elas não devem ser usadas indiscriminadamente, pois, em sua maioria, foram desenvolvidas com solos de clima temperado e a partir de dados gerados por métodos diversos dos em uso nos laboratórios brasileiros. O presente trabalho teve por objetivos: (a elaborar funções de pedotransferência para estimar o conteúdo de água nos potenciais de -33 e -1.500 kPa e a água disponível, a partir de dados granulométricos e de densidade do solo, para solos do estado de Pernambuco e (b comparar a eficiência de predição das equações propostas em relação a equações similares, disponíveis na literatura. No desenvolvimento das equações, foi utilizada uma base de dados composta por 98 perfis de solos e 467 horizontes. Os perfis foram agrupados, de acordo com Sistema Brasileiro de Classificação de Solos, em 27 classes de terceiro nível categórico (grande grupo. As equações desenvolvidas apresentaram bons coeficientes de determinação e baixo erro de predição. A sistematização dos dados por atividade da fração argila ou grau aproximado de desenvolvimento ou classe textural não produziu melhorias na capacidade preditiva das pedofunções. As equações propostas em outros trabalhos apresentaram elevado erro de predição, o que restringe a sua utilização para solos do estado de Pernambuco.

  3. 黑河流域ASTER与MODIS融合生成高分辨率地表温度的验证%Verification of high-resolution land surface temperature by blending ASTER and MODIS data in Heihe River Basin

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    杨贵军; 孙晨红; 历华

    2015-01-01

    融合多源遥感数据生成高时空分辨率数据具有重要的应用价值。为了解决高空间分辨率数据重访周期长及云雨天气带来的数据短缺问题,该文基于增强自适应的遥感图像时空融合方法(enhanced spatial and temporal adaptive reflectance fusion model, ESTARFM),使用多时相MODIS数据提供地物时间变化信息,结合ASTER影像提供的空间细节信息,选择多波段数据(可见光近红外数据和地表温度数据)共同作为输入变量融合生成高时空地表温度。融合结果分别与地表红外辐射计观测温度和 ASTER 温度产品进行了验证。验证结果表明:基于 ESTARFM 方法降尺度地表温度影像清晰,融合结果与地表红外辐射计观测温度呈显著的线性正相关关系,相关系数均高于为0.71,预测得到的地表温度与真实测得的数据的平均绝对偏差均低于2.00 K,均方根误差均低于2.60 K。与ASTER地表温度产品的验证中,整体验证结果的R2均在0.95以上。此外,ESTARFM方法在各个地类中的融合效果较好,均表现出非植被区域的相关性高于植被和水体,尤其在2012年8月27日非植被的R2达到0.91。%Land surface temperature (LST) is a key parameter in investigating environmental, ecological processes and climate change at various scales, and is also valuable in the studies of evapotranspiration, soil moisture conditions, surface energy balance, and urban heat islands. However, it is difficult to acquire satellite LSTs with both high spatial and temporal resolutions due to tradeoffs between these parameters. The Enhanced Spatial and Temporal Adaptive Reflectance Fusion Model (ESTARFM) algorithm was initially designed to predict surface reflectance and is based on the assumption that MODIS and Landsat surface reflectance are highly consistent over homogeneous areas. However, the ESTARFM method prediction results degrade somewhat when the method is used

  4. Marcadores para la Realidad Aumentada para fines educativos

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    María Reina Zarate Nava

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La Realidad Aumentada (AR es considerada por algunos expertos como la tecnología en crecimiento para el 2014, en diferentes sectores: ingeniería, educación, juegos y negocios, siendo este último el más usado en él 2013. Sin embargo en el sector educativo la AR se presenta en algunos proyectos que se han desarrollado para diferentes áreas de las ciencias, como Química, Física y Matemáticas, lo anterior con el objetivo de facilitar el proceso de Enseñanza-Aprendizaje. En el presente artículo se presenta el modelo de patrones utilizado para un Proyecto AR enfocado en Química, el cual presenta un conjunto de patrones que fueron valorados para facilitar el rastreo de los objetos y a su vez el entendimiento de algunos materiales de los laboratorios de Química I.

  5. Plataforma VMware para academia virtual

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    Martínez Sánchez, José María

    2014-01-01

    Este PFC surge para dar respuesta a los problemas que se presentan en una unidad educativa a la hora de diseñar y crear una nueva infraestructura de red, servidores y equipos de trabajo que se presenta en el diseño y puesta en marcha de una nueva entidad educativa. Se proyecta la creación y configuración de una infraestructura virtual que aborde todos estos problemas, ofreciendo la solución mediante un único nodo virtual. Para ello, utilizamos sw de VMware para la creación de dicho nodo virtu...

  6. Conciencia ambiental y conducta sustentable relacionada con el uso de energía para iluminación

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    Graciela Lucía Tonello

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available La conciencia ambiental es definida como un concepto multidimensional que constituye la dimensión actitudinal del comportamiento pro ambiental. En un contexto global y local de crisis energética, el presente trabajo tuvo como objetivos investigar las interrelaciones entre las diferentes dimensiones de la conciencia ambiental y la posible sustentabilidad detrás de conductas relacionadas con el uso de la iluminación, en una muestra de estudiantes universitarios. La metodología incluyó el desarrollo y administración de una encuesta con diferentes secciones para estimar la conciencia ambiental mediante escalas clasificatorias y preguntas sobre percepción de problemas ambientales, la atribución de responsabilidades, escalas estandarizadas de preocupación ambiental, conocimientos ambientales y la propensión al futuro como un rasgo de la personalidad sustentable. Los resultados en general muestran que la temática energética, al menos la referida a la iluminación tomada en este estudio, no es percibida como problemática ambiental sino como una problemática que afecta a nivel individual, y la perspectiva temporal de futuro evidenciada por la muestra está referida al tiempo futuro en sí mismo, más que como rasgo de personalidad sustentable.

  7. NUEVO MODELO DE PROPAGACIÓN PARA REDES WLAN OPERANDO EN 2.4 GHZ, EN AMBIENTES INTERIORES

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    Nelson Pérez García

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El gran auge de las redes inalámbricas de datos funcionando en la bandas de frecuencias libres, obliga al desarrollo de modelos de propagación que consideren, de una manera u otra, aquellas características propias del local donde se implementa la red, que influyen en el alcance de cobertura, para poder predecir con la mayor precisión posible, las pérdidas en el nivel de señal, tanto en ambientes exteriores como interiores. En este sentido, este artículo se centra en el desarrollo de un modelo de propagación que permite estimar las pérdidas en una red WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network operando en 2.4 GHz (estándar IEEE 802.11b/g. El abordaje se restringe al caso de ambientes interiores y se basa en una serie de mediciones del nivel de potencia recibido realizadas dentro de las instalaciones de la Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira (UNET, San Cristóbal, Venezuela. El modelo desarrollado presenta un mejor desempeño en la estimación de las pérdidas de propagación que los modelos de la literatura con los que fue comparado.

  8. Coeficientes da equação de Angström-Prescott para Parnaíba, Piauí

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    Aderson Soares de Andrade Júnior

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar os coeficientes a e b da equação de Angström-Prescott,para Parnaíba, Piauí. Foram utilizados dados de radiação solar global, no período de 2004 a 2010,de uma estação agrometeorológica automática, e de insolação, de uma estação convencional,ambas da rede do INMET e instaladas na Embrapa Meio-Norte. Os coeficientes foram determinadospor análise de regressão linear, para os períodos chuvoso (meses de janeiro a maio, seco (mesesde junho a dezembro e anual. Os coeficientes a e b foram iguais a 0,3107 ± 0,007 e 0,5383 ±0,012 (período chuvoso e 0,3130 ± 0,011 e 0,5086 ± 0,014 (período seco, respectivamente. Oscoeficientes anuais a e b foram iguais a 0,3207 ± 0,006 e 0,4598 ± 0,009, respectivamente. Oscoeficientes sazonais e anuais não apresentaram diferenças significativas entre si, sendo, portanto,recomendado a adoção dos coeficientes anuais, independentemente da época do ano.

  9. Una agenda para educadores

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    Robert O. McClintock

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Las instituciones educativas constituyen los principales factores en la construcción social de un nuevo sistema educativo. Las escuelas y los educadores controlan y producen propiedad intelectual de una extraordinaria profundidad y amplitud. Los cambios producidos por las tecnologías digitales están consiguiendo que el acceso y la producción de conocimiento sea más accesible y universal. Lo que es, a la vez, un gran logro de apertura curricular, pero también un grave peligro de perder la perspectiva eminentemente “educativa” de la transmisión del conocimiento en la escuela. Los nuevos recursos permiten a los educadores romper el ciclo de reproducción en los logros educativos, acercarse al medio y a la familia y transformar la escuela. Los educadores y las escuelas deben asumir el reto de constituir comunidades de aprendizaje. Así como de atreverse a producir y difundir ese conocimiento con soporte digital. Lo contrario sería una terrible abdicación. El artículo traza un recorrido histórico sobre esta función de la escuela y su adaptación a los medios y recursos de cada época. Tras lo cual, aboga por asumir el desafío actual de las TICs, para renovar el vínculo progresista con la posteridad y construir un mejor futuro. Los nuevos recursos permiten a los educadores romper el ciclo de reproducción en los logros educativos, acercarse al medio y a la familia y transformar la escuela.

  10. Análise dialélica e depressão endogâmica de híbridos forrageiros de milho para características agronômicas e de qualidade bromatológica

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    Israel Leite de Souza Neto

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estimar a capacidade combinatória e a depressão endogâmica de híbridos de milho para caracteres agronômicos e qualidade de forragem. Foram avaliados nove híbridos de milho, 36 combinações F1 oriundas de um dialelo, nove populações S1 e duas testemunhas, em dois experimentos delineados em blocos completos ao acaso com três repetições, nas safras 2009/2010 e 2010/2011. Os genitores Impacto, CD304 e DKB390 são recomendados para a formação de um composto a ser submetido a um programa de seleção recorrente visando à melhoria na produção de forragem. Os cruzamentos entre o genitor Impacto e os parentais DKB390, P30P34 e P30B39 são promissores à melhoria da qualidade da forragem por meio da redução nos teores de fibra e aumento de proteína, sendo recomendados para extração de linhagens ou melhoramento interpopulacional. Foi detectada uma alta depressão endogâmica para rendimento de grãos, indicando que efeitos não aditivos contribuíram para a herança do caráter.

  11. Seleção de famílias e progênies de irmãos completos de cana-de-açúcar para atributos tecnológicos e de produção pelo método de REML/BLUP

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    Mauro Alexandre Xavier

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as famílias e destacar as progênies superiores de cana-de-açúcar oriundas de 38 cruzamentos biparentais para os seguintes atributos: tonelada de colmos por hectare (TCH, toneladas de biomassa por hectare (TBIOH, brix (% caldo da cana, teor de fibra, pureza, pol e açúcar total recuperável (ATR. Os dados foram analisados via modelos mistos REML/BLUP, em que o REML (Máxima Verossimilhança Restrita permitiu estimar parâmetros genéticos e BLUP (Melhor Predição Linear Não Viciada permitiu predizer os valores aditivos e genotípicos. A melhor família para os atributos TCH e TBIOH foi a 41, cujos parentais são as cultivares IACSP022019 x CTC9. Na seleção individual para TCH, a planta de n. 3 do bloco 2, do cruzamento 78 foi a que apresentou o melhor resultado. Para TBIOH, a planta n. 33, do bloco 1, da família 41 foi superior. As famílias 40, 41, 43, 68, 69, 79, 91, 92 e 147 foram superiores para as variáveis brix, pol, pureza e ATR, enquanto que as famílias 85, 147, 148, 149, 161, 163, 177, 178, 179 e 183 foram superiores para fibra. A família 147, cujos parentais são IACSP042286 x IACSP963055, mostrou três progênies entre as dez melhores tanto para brix quanto para fibra, o que identifica essa combinação como potencial fonte de progênies para produção de bioenergia.

  12. Proyecto de red para ONG

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    Ruiz López, David

    2013-01-01

    Proyecto de una red de comunicaciones para una ONG en la Comunidad de Madrid. Projecte d'una xarxa de comunicacions per a una ONG a la Comunidad de Madrid. Bachelor thesis for the Telecommunication Technologies program on Telematics.

  13. Planar Para Algebras, Reflection Positivity

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    Jaffe, Arthur

    2016-01-01

    We define the notion of a planar para algebra, which arises naturally from combining planar algebras with the idea of $\\Z_{N}$ para symmetry in physics. A subfactor planar para algebra is a Hilbert space representation of planar tangles with parafermionic defects, that are invariant under isotopy. For each $\\Z_{N}$, we construct a family of subfactor planar para algebras which play the role of Temperley-Lieb-Jones planar algebras. The first example in this family is the parafermion planar para algebra. Based on this example, we introduce parafermion Pauli matrices, quaternion relations, and braided relations for parafermion algebras which one can use in the study of quantum information. Two different reflections play an important role in the theory of planar para algebras. One is the adjoint operator; the other is the modular conjugation in Tomita-Takesaki theory. We use the latter one to define the double algebra and to introduce reflection positivity. We give a new and geometric proof of reflection positivi...

  14. Empleo de la relación residuo producto para la estimación de biomasa cañera potencial. Caso de estudio

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    Lizet Rodríguez-Machín

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El panorama energético de la biomasa va tomando un mayor auge ante el vaticinado agotamiento de los combustibles fósiles, el impacto ambiental que representa y la seguridad energética asociada. El presente trabajo se desarrolla en la Unidad Empresarial de Base (UEB Héctor Rodríguez. Esta unidad emplea el bagazo obtenido en el proceso industrial de producción de azúcar para la generación de calor y de electricidad sin estimar adecuadamente su potencial. El propósito de esta investigación es aplicar las ecuaciones matemáticas para la estimación de la biomasa herbácea potencial al caso de la biomasa cañera (bagazo y conocer su disponibilidad con fines energéticos. Se aplicó el método de evaluación con relación residuo producto (RRP, el valor calculado está dentro del rango de los reportados en la literatura, pero fue preciso emplear el RRP calculado para el país por ser este más representativo que el calculado para la UEB. Se estimó que la biomasa potencial en central azucarero entre 2007 y 2012 fue de 98 856 t de bagazo. El potencial bruto máximo fue de 3 222 MW-h/día, lo cual permite establecer el límite superior a alcanzar en cuanto a potencial de biomasa se refiere en el proceso industrial pero no tiene en cuenta la totalidad de la caña producida en el proceso agrícola.

  15. Análisis de Caudales Máximos Anuales usando la Distribución GVE para tres Poblaciones Flood Frequency Analysis via three Population GEV Distribution

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    J. A. Raynal

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La función de distribución de probabilidad general de valores extremos para tres poblaciones (TPGVE, es presentada para su aplicación en el análisis de frecuencias de caudales máximos anuales. Se propone también un procedimiento para estimar sus parámetros, basado en el método de máxima verosimilitud. El modelo ha funcionado muy bien en la mayoría de las muestras de caudales máximos hasta ahora analizadas, dos de las cuales se incluyen como ejemplos de aplicación para ilustrar el procedimiento. El modelo propuesto ha resultado ser la mejor opción de ajuste a los datos de muestra provenientes de varias poblaciones, cuando ha sido comparado con dos distribuciones de probabilidad de una población y con otro modelo de tres poblaciones.This study examines the three population general extreme value (TPGEV distribution for application in annual flood frequency analysis. We also propose a procedure for estimating its' parameters based on a maximum likelihood method. The model has functioned very well for most of the samples of maximum flows studied to date, two of which are included as illustrative examples in use of the procedure. The proposed model has proved to be the best option for the fitting of data arising from various populations when it has been compared with two probability distributions from one population and another model of three populations.

  16. Capacidade de combinação de genitores de batata para caracteres de aparência e rendimento de tubérculos

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    Giovani Olegário da Silva

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar as capacidades de combinação de genitores de batata, em gerações iniciais de seleção. Os experimentos foram realizados em Pelotas e Canoinhas. Foram estudadas 12 famílias, derivadas de dois grupos de genitores, cruzados em esquema dialelo parcial (3 x 4 'Eliza', 'C-1730-7-94' e 'C-1742-8-95'; 'Shepody', 'Asterix', 'White Lady' e 'Caesar'. As famílias foram avaliadas, na geração de plântula e na primeira geração de campo, para caracteres componentes de aparência e rendimento de tubérculos. Os dados foram submetidos às análises de variância e dialélica parcial. No conjunto de caracteres avaliados, verificou-se superioridade de efeitos significativos para a capacidade geral de combinação, em relação à capacidade específica de combinação, indicando predominância de efeitos aditivos dos genes, no controle dos caracteres. Em relação à capacidade geral de combinação, 'White Lady' é o genitor mais destacado positivamente, contribuindo com genes de ação aditiva para a melhoria, tanto dos caracteres que compõem a aparência dos tubérculos, quanto dos caracteres de rendimento. Quanto à capacidade específica de combinação, o cruzamento ('C1730-7-94' x 'White Lady' é o mais indicado para a geração de famílias superiores quanto a caracteres de aparência e a caracteres componentes do rendimento de tubérculos.

  17. Uma nova abordagem para o método geométrico usando o índice da parábola

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    Christian Dias Cabacinha

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/198050988460O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar uma nova abordagem para o método geométrico, substituindo o coeficiente angular da reta pelo índice da parábola na geração de equações taper para estimar o volume de árvores individuais e comparar as estimativas de volume realizadas a partir desta nova abordagem com o volume obtido pela cubagem rigorosa de clones de eucalipto. A partir de modificações algébricas no índice da parábola e considerando os mesmos intervalos definidos para o método geométrico original, foram desenvolvidas expressões taper. De uma base de dados de 48 parcelas com 1819 árvores cubadas, 349 foram retiradas aleatoriamente para avaliação da nova abordagem proposta. Duas abordagens utilizando o índice da parábola foram propostas, uma usando dois diâmetros de apoio e outra usando um diâmetro de apoio na obtenção das equações taper. Os métodos foram então aplicados nas demais árvores amostradas e os volumes por parcela foram obtidos e comparados estatisticamente com o volume da parcela cubada. Os resultados mostraram que não existem diferenças entre os volumes estimados pelos métodos propostos e o volume da cubagem rigorosa. Portanto os mesmos podem ser usados com segurança nos inventários florestais.

  18. Demand for and availability of online support to stop smoking Soporte en línea para parar de fumar Suporte online para parar de fumar

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    Beatriz Helena Carlini

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: Estimate the frequency of online searches on the topic of smoking and analyze the quality of online resources available to smokers interested in giving up smoking. METHODS: Search engines were used to revise searches and online resources related to stopping smoking in Brazil in 2010. The number of searches was determined using analytical tools available on Google Ads; the number and type of sites were determined by replicating the search patterns of internet users. The sites were classified according to content (advertising, library of articles and other. The quality of the sites was analyzed using the Smoking Treatment Scale- Content (STS-C and the Smoking Treatment Scale - Rating (STS-R. RESULTS: A total of 642,446 searches was carried out. Around a third of the 113 sites encountered were of the 'library' type, i.e. they only contained articles, followed by sites containing clinical advertising (18.6 and professional education (10.6. Thirteen of the sites offered advice on quitting directed at smokers. The majority of the sites did not contain evidence-based information, were not interactive and did not have the possibility of communicating with users after the first contact. Other limitations we came across were a lack of financial disclosure as well as no guarantee of privacy concerning information obtained and no distinction made between editorial content and advertisements. CONCLUSIONS: There is a disparity between the high demand for online support in giving up smoking and the scarcity of quality online resources for smokers. It is necessary to develop interactive, customized online resources based on evidence and random clinical testing in order to improve the support available to Brazilian smokers.OBJETIVO: Estimar la frecuencia de búsquedas en línea sobre tabaquismo y analizar la calidad de los recursos en línea de apoyo para fumadores interesados en parar de fumar. MÉTODOS: Revisión de búsquedas y recursos en l

  19. Desenvolvimento de um sistema para recomendação de adubação para a cultura da bananeira Development of a fertilization recommendation system for banana plantations

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    Fábio Henrique Tavares de Oliveira

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available As recomendações de adubação para a cultura da bananeira devem ser mais confiáveis do ponto de vista técnico e, principalmente, mais propensas a ajustes com bases científicas, em relação às tabelas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver um sistema para estimar doses de nutrientes a serem recomendadas para a cultura da bananeira (FERTICALC®-Bananeira, por meio da modelagem do balanço nutricional. O balanço nutricional é obtido pela diferença entre o requerimento do nutriente pela cultura e seu suprimento pelo solo e resíduos vegetais. Se o requerimento for maior que o suprimento, recomenda-se a aplicação de fertilizante; se for inferior ou igual ao suprimento, não se recomenda a aplicação de fertilizante. Simulações mostraram que as doses de nutrientes a serem recomendadas pelo FERTICALC®-Bananeira aumentam continuamente com o aumento da produtividade esperada e com a diminuição dos teores desses nutrientes no solo, sendo maiores no primeiro ciclo e menores a partir do segundo ciclo. Considerando a lógica envolvida em sua constituição e as variáveis utilizadas na modelagem do FERTICALC®-Bananeira, este sistema constitui importante alternativa para recomendação de adubação para a cultura da bananeira.Fertilizer recommendations for banana plantations should be technically sound and, mainly, more adjustable on a scientific base than the usual recommendation tables. A system was developed to estimate recommendable nutrient doses for banana (FERTICALC®-Bananeira, by means of modeling nutrient balance. This nutrient balance is obtained by the difference between the crop nutrient demand and supply through soil and plant residues. When the demand is higher than the supply, fertilizer application is recommended; when it is lower or equal to the supply, fertilizer application is not recommended. Simulations showed that the recommendable nutrient doses by the FERTICALC®-Bananeira increase continuously with the

  20. Interacción del componente pertussis de células completas con los antígenos tetánico, Haemophilus influenzae tipo B y hepatitis B en ensayos de potencia para vacunas combinadas

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    Mario Landys

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Las vacunas combinadas permiten un grado de aceptación mayor entre la población, dado que se requiere de menos inmunizaciones para proteger contra las enfermedades infecciosas. Sin embargo, esto ha generado nuevos retos, ya que se han reportado numerosas interacciones entre los diferentes antígenos que conforman estas vacunas. El propósito del presente trabajo fue evaluar la interferencia potencial del componente pertussis de células completas sobre los ensayos para determinar la actividad biológica de otros antígenos como toxoide tetánico, Haemophilus influenzae tipo b (Hib y hepatitis B. Para ello se estudiaron mediante ensayos de potencia vacunas combinadas que contenían estos antígenos y se compararon con vacunas monovalentes. A su vez se prepararon adyuvaciones experimentales cuya composición permitió estimar adecuadamente la extensión y naturaleza de la interacción entre componentes. Se obtuvo que el componente pertussis incrementó significativamente la actividad biológica de Hib y tétanos, aunque esto puede depender mucho del modelo animal y el diseño experimental utilizado. En cuanto al antígeno de hepatitis B se demostró que pertussis inhibía la potencia de este antígeno, tanto in vitro como in vivo, aunque por mecanismos diferentes y de forma no significativa.