WorldWideScience

Sample records for aster para estimar

  1. Modelos para estimar custos de software

    OpenAIRE

    Meller, Maristela Corrêa

    2002-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciênicia da Computação. Este trabalho faz uma análise comparativa entre as principais técnicas (Julgamento Especialista, Analogia e Modelos Algorítmicos) e os principais modelos (Linhas de Código, Modelo de Estimativa de Putnam, COCOMO, Pontos de Função, Pontos de Particularidade, Ciência do Software de Halstead e Número Ciclomático de McCabe) usados para estimativa de custo de...

  2. Prueba de grupo. Una eficiente alternativa para estimar prevalencia animal

    OpenAIRE

    Osval Antonio Montesinos López; Abelardo Montesinos López; Ignacio Luna Espinoza; Laura Sanely Gaytán Lugo; Teodoro Espinosa Solares

    2012-01-01

    La estimación de prevalencia animal o detección de agentes infecciosos, es de vital importancia para una nación o estado para proteger su seguridad alimentaria y garantizar el comercio local y exterior. Sin embargo, realizar estas dos tareas (estimación y detección) eficientemente requiere de significativos recursos materiales y humanos. Por ello, el presente artículo presenta una revisión del proceso de estimación y detección usando la técnica estadística conocida como prueba de grupo (group...

  3. Prueba de grupo. Una eficiente alternativa para estimar prevalencia animal

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Osval Antonio Montesinos López

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La estimación de prevalencia animal o detección de agentes infecciosos, es de vital importancia para una nación o estado para proteger su seguridad alimentaria y garantizar el comercio local y exterior. Sin embargo, realizar estas dos tareas (estimación y detección eficientemente requiere de significativos recursos materiales y humanos. Por ello, el presente artículo presenta una revisión del proceso de estimación y detección usando la técnica estadística conocida como prueba de grupo (group testing que puede contribuir al ahorro de recursos cuantiosos para la estimación y detección de enfermedades infecciosas en ciencia animal cuando la prevalencia es menor o igual al 10%. Group testing es una ingeniosa técnica estadística propuesta por Dorfman (1943. Esta técnica consiste en juntar el material de k individuos, mezclarlos perfectamente y en lugar de realizar una prueba de laboratorio para cada individuo, se realiza una sola prueba con la mezcla de los k individuos. De esta forma se logran ahorros significativos. Por ello, se muestra el funcionamiento de algunos métodos para clasificar individuos; se expone el proceso de estimación puntual y por intervalo de prevalencia animal; y se ilustra el cálculo del tamaño de muestra bajo este modelo, con la finalidad de que los investigadores en ciencia animal la utilicen y ahorren recursos significativos.

  4. Un viaje alrededor de alfa y omega para estimar la fiabilidad de consistencia interna

    OpenAIRE

    Viladrich, M. C.

    2017-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta una guía conceptual y práctica para estimar la fiabilidad de consistencia interna de medidas obtenidas mediante suma o promedio de ítems con base en las aportaciones más recientes de la psicometría. El coeficiente de fiabilidad de consistencia interna se presenta como un subproducto del modelo de medida subyacente en las respuestas a los ítems y se propone su estimación mediante un procedimiento de análisis de los ítems en tres fases, a saber, análisis descriptivo,...

  5. PESO DE HOJAS COMO HERRAMIENTA PARA ESTIMAR EL ÁREA FOLIAR EN SOYA

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Felipe Rafael Garcés Fiallos

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Cuantificaciones del área foliar en plantas son importantes en estudios de daños ocasionados por enfermedades, por lo tanto su determinación requiere el uso de equipamientos que no siempre se encuentran disponibles para todos. La utilización de determinaciones indirectas, como el peso de materia fresca o seca podría ayudar en este proceso. En este trabajo, se evaluó la relación entre el peso de hojas y área foliar, a partir de plantas recolectadas en el estadío R7.1, en 64 parcelas de campo con el cultivar de soja Nidera 5909 RG. El peso fresco fue medido luego de la colecta, el peso seco después de 48 horas de incubación a 65° C y el área foliar a través de un integralizador digital Licor. Fueron obtenidas ecuaciones significativas (p < 0.0001 e R2 de 0.74 a 0.97 para cada estrato y para la planta entera. Para la media de la planta, la relación de área foliar fue de y = 45.53 x + 19.03 para peso fresco e y = 176.17 x – 75.30 para peso seco. Esta herramienta se presenta potencialmente viable para estimar el área foliar de la planta. La utilización del peso seco es mas trabajosa, más no requiere pesaje de las hojas inmediatamente después de su colecta. La utilización futura de esta herramienta requiere estudios adicionales con otros cultivares a fin de verificarse si el comportamiento es similar.

  6. Tithonia diversifolia: especie para ramoneo en sistemas silvopastoriles y métodos para estimar su consumo.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Estefanía Mejía-Díaz

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue recopilar avances investigativos sobre aspectos agronómicos, nutricionales y productivos de T. diversifolia Hemsl. A Gray en sistemas silvopastorils (SSP como estrategia de producción ganadera y conocer metodologías para estimar el consumo de forraje de vacas bajo SSP. La introducción de sistemas silvopastoriles proporciona una vegetación estrati cada, además de generar diversos bienes, servicios ambientales y bienestar animal, constituyéndose, desde el punto de vista productivo, ecológico, económico y social, en una de las modalidades más prometedoras de los sistemas agroforestales. En la presente revisión se realizó una descripción de la arbustiva T. diversifolia Hemsl. A Gray, como especie estratégica para ser introducida en los sistemas silvopastoriles sean estos de baja o alta densidad, la cual por su calidad composicional ha sido reportada como una arbustiva con potencial para ser utilizada en la nutrición de rumiantes, teniendo un posible efecto positivo sobre índices productivos y económicos. Se discutieron tres técnicas utilizadas para estimar el consumo de forraje por bovinos en pastoreo, las cuales pueden ser aplicadas tanto en sistemas tradicionales como en sistemas silvopastoriles.

  7. Algoritmo para Estimar los Saldos Netos Migratorios en entidades federativas mexicanas

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Elmyra YBÁÑEZ-ZEPEDA

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describe el diseño, desarrollo e implementación de un Algoritmo para Estimar Saldos Netos Migratorios (ASNM en las entidades federativas de México mediante un modelo de distribución territorial de la población de Rogers en el que a través de la matriz de origendestino de la migración interna se incluyen el comportamiento del crecimiento natural y el de la inmigración y emigración internacional. Los datos requeridos son totalmente de base demográfica. Se buscó respetar al dato para que él hable por sí mismo a través de un modelo que le permita expresarse. Los resultados indican que de acuerdo con las cifras observadas por el censo de 2010 y a las estimadas por el ASNM para 2015, la contribución anual del SNM al total de la población por entidad federativa no representa más de tres por ciento.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  9. Desarrollo de un cuestionario para estimar las habilidades digitales de estudiantes universitarios

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Javier Organista-Sandoval

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del artículo es mostrar la ruta metodológica seguida para desarrollar un cuestionario para estimar las habilidades digitales con propósito educativo que tienen los estudiantes de una universidad pública mexicana. Se describe el desarrollo de un cuestionario basado en cuatro dimensiones: manejo de información, de comunicación, de organización y de tecnología portátil. Se recurre a la consulta de expertos para la delimitación de los factores, la elaboración de los reactivos y la estimación de un indicador de univocidad. Se aplica un análisis preliminar basado en modelado estructural de ecuaciones para obtener evidencias de validez de la escala desarrollada. El cuestionario se aplicó al azar a una muestra de 350 estudiantes. Se propuso un modelo conceptual para el constructo de habilidad digital, el cual tuvo la congruencia esperada entre las variables observadas y la estructura propuesta. Tras una primera aplicación se obtuvieron valores aceptables en tres de los índices de bondad de ajuste (RMSEA, GFI y AGFI, con excepción de Chi-cuadrada y se detectaron posibilidades de adecuar la escala con base en los índices de modificación derivados del programa AMOS. La información obtenida permitirá mejorar la escala propuesta. Determinar las habilidades digitales de los estudiantes es un punto de interés actual en la búsqueda de la innovación y eficiencia de las actividades educativas.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  11. Método para estimar o tamanho amostral em análises de medidas repetidas

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    FREITAS ALFREDO RIBEIRO DE

    2000-01-01

    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.

  12. Uso de modelos epidemiológicos para estimar la incidencia de caries dental y enfermedad periodontal en embarazadas chilenas

    OpenAIRE

    Corsini Muñoz,G; Zaror Sánchez,C; C Vallejos Vallejos

    2012-01-01

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

  13. PUNTOS DE CORTE ENTRE LAS DIFERENTES MEDIDAS DE OBESIDAD PARA ESTIMAR RESISTENCIA A LA INSULINA

    OpenAIRE

    Nieto Alcantar, Erika

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo: Estimar los puntos de corte del IMC, % grasa corporal y pliegues cutáneos que predicen la presencia de resistencia a la insulina (RI) y su relación con el riesgo cardiovascular (RCV) en la población adulta de la UMF No 80 en Morelia, Michoacán. Método: Estudio transversal descriptivo. A 147 pacientes con antecedentes de DM2 se les realizó historia clínica completa, IMC, impedancia bioeléctrica, plicometría y se les cuantificó glucosa, insulina, y perfil de lípidos com...

  14. METODOLOGÍA PARA ESTIMAR CONCENTRACIONES DE SST EN TIEMPO REAL EN HIDROSISTEMAS URBANOS A PARTIR DE MEDICIONES DE TURBIEDAD

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Andres Torres

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Las mediciones de turbiedad in situ y en continuo pueden ser utilizadas para es- timar concentraciones en tiempo real de Sólidos Suspendidos Totales (SST en hi- drosistemas urbanos. Con el fin de obtener resultados confiables de SST a partir de mediciones de turbiedad in situ y en conti- nuo, se desarrollaron una serie de métodos orientados a: (i estimar concentraciones e incertidumbres asociadas en muestras instantáneas analizadas mediante méto- dos estándar de laboratorio, (ii detectar muestras con baja representatividad me- diante análisis de outliers multivariados, (iii establecer relaciones funcionales entre SST y valores de turbiedad que puedan ser ex- plotadas para obtener concentraciones en tiempo real, teniendo en cuenta las incerti- dumbres. Con base en los elementos men- cionados arriba, se desarrolló una metodo- logía para estimar concentraciones de SST a partir de mediciones de turbiedad in situ y en continuo, la cual fue codificada en Mat- Lab®, obteniendo como resultado un pro- grama llamado DROP ( Data Relationships Of water Pollutants.

  15. ECUACIONES ALOMÉTRICAS PARA ESTIMAR BIOMASA Y CARBONO EN Quercus magnoliaefolia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jesús D. Gómez-Díaz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En el ejido El Zapote de la Reserva de la Biosfera "Sierra de Huautla", estado de Morelos, México, se seleccionaron doce árboles de Quercus magnoliaefolia Née y se determinó su biomasa en la parte aérea. El modelo alométrico quedó expresado como: B = 0.0345 * DAP2.9334 en donde B es la biomasa (kg y DAP es el diámetro a la altura del pecho (cm, con un coeficiente de determinación (R2= 0.98; P<0.001. Adicionalmente, se estimó la biomasa mediante una regresión lineal múltiple que consideró el área basal (AB, la densidad específica de la madera (DEM y la altura de los árboles (H. Una alta proporción de la varianza de la biomasa fue explicada solamente por el área basal. La DEM y H no incrementaron significativamente la precisión de los modelos. El porcentaje promedio de carbono en los árboles de Q. magnoliaefolia fue de 47.14 con valores de 46.29 % para el fuste, 46.83 % para las ramas y 48.31 % para el follaje. La proporción promedio de los componentes de la especie estudiada fue de 2.5 % para el fuste, 27.8 % para las ramas y 9.6 % para el follaje.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Carlos Rodrigo Martín Clemente

    2015-01-01

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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;}

  20. Bioensayo microbiano para estimar los nutrimentos disponibles en los abonos organicos: calibracion en el campo

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Eduardo Salas

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Se demostr6 recientemente que el aumento nude la biomasa microbiana en una mezcla de sue- calo: abono organico (9:1, suplementada con gluco- sa como fuente de carbono, fue proporcional al crecimiento de una planta indicadora (sorgo cre- cida en el mismo sustrato. En la presente investi- gaci6n se determina si este bioensayo es de utili- dad como gufa en la fertilizaci6n de los cultivos con abonos organicos, mediante la siembra en el campo de chile dulce (Capsicum annuum L. y to- mate (Lycopersicum esculentum L. como plantas indicadoras. Los tratamientos consistieron de sue- 10 solo 0 en mezcla con 10% de abonos organicos amende contenido de nutrimentos contrastante a saber: pollinaza (CM, compost (C, bocashi (B, vermi- macompost (V y broza de cafe (Br. En el bioensa- vermicomyo microbiano se utiliz6 un disefio de bloques randocompletos al azar con 6 repeticiones, la biomasa microbiana (BM se midi6 2 dfas despues de in- cubar con glucosa. En los ensayos de campo las plantas indicadoras se sembraron en un disefio de bloques completos al azar con 4 repeticiones. En chile dulce se midi6 el peso seco (600 C de la comparte aerea de la planta (PSC y el peso fresco de frutos verdes (PFF a los 97 dfas despues de la Microsiembra. El peso seco de la parte aerea de las amendplantas de tomate (PST fue medido a los 32 dfas. Los abonos organicos CM, C y B indujeron la mayor BM y tambien el mayor PSC, PFF Y PST, indicaci6n de que fueron los de mayor y mas in- mediato suministro de nutrimentos, contrario al y Br que mostraron los valores mas bajos para es- tas variables (P<0.05. Estos 2 abonos, respecto vatratamiento de CM presentaron 3 y 5 veces menos BM y 2 Y 4 veces menos biomasa aerea, respecti- vamente (P<0.05. Las correlaciones altas obteni- codas entre la BM y el PSC (r=0.87 y entre la BM y el PST (r= 0.93, permiten concluir que bioensayo microbiano es un metoda promisorio para pronosticar el suministro de nutrimentos orlos abonos organicos a los cultivos

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

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

    OpenAIRE

    Gonzalo González-Rey

    2013-01-01

    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 ge...

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

    OpenAIRE

    Leterme Pascal; Ruíz Peña María Alejandra; Muñoz Luz Stella

    2006-01-01

    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 l...

  6. Fiabilidad absoluta de las pruebas sit and reach modificado y back saber sit and reach para estimar la flexibilidad isquiosural en jugadores de fútbol sala

    OpenAIRE

    Ayala, Francisco; Sainz de Baranda, Pilar

    2011-01-01

    Las pruebas de valoración sit and reach son probablemente las herramientas de estimación de la flexibilidad isquiosural más utilizadas en el ámbito físico-deportivo. Sin embargo, existe una limitada evidencia científica que justifique su uso como herramientas de precisión. Por ello, el objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la fiabilidad absoluta de las pruebas sit and reach modificado (MSR) y back saber sit and reach (BSSR) para estimar la flexibilidad isquiosural en jugadores de fútbol sal...

  7. Métodos para estimar a forragem consumível em pastagem de capim-elefante Methods to estimate edible forage in an elephant grass pasture

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Antônio Carlos Cóser

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência e a confiabilidade de métodos para estimar a forragem consumível em pastagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.. Foram usados o método do rendimento visual comparativo (MRVC e o método do pastejo simulado (PSIM. Foram realizadas amostragens em 20 de março e 5 de abril de 2001, com um e quatro observadores para PSIM e MRVC, respectivamente. As estimativas obtidas foram analisadas por meio de regressão linear da produção de matéria seca em razão dos padrões estimados e as médias comparadas pelo teste F, a 1% de probabilidade. Não houve diferença entre os métodos. Tanto o MRVC como o PSIM podem ser recomendados para estimar a forragem potencialmente consumível em pastagem de capim-elefante. O treinamento dos avaliadores torna-se decisivo, especialmente quando o MRVC estiver sendo utilizado.The objective of this work was to evaluate the efficiency and reliability of methods to estimate edible forage dry matter on an elephant grass pasture (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.. Visual comparative yield method (VCYM and hand plucking (HP were used. Two samplings, one in March 20, and another in April 5, 2001, with one and four observers for HP and VCYM, respectively, were done. Estimates of edible forage dry matter were analysed by linear regression and the average estimates were compared by using F test with a probability level of 1%. There was no difference between the two sampling methods. Both, VCYM and HP were efficient to estimate potentially edible forage in the elephant grass pasture. The observers training is decisive, especially when VCYM is used.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hernando Buriticá M.

    2010-11-01

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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  10. Evaluación de compuestos volátiles para estimar poblaciones del picudo de la guayaba Conotrachelus dimidiatus Evaluación de compuestos volátiles para estimar poblaciones del picudo de la guayaba Conotrachelus dimidiatus

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ernesto González-Gaona

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Mediante experimentos realizados en Calvillo, Aguascalientes, México, se determinó que las poblaciones del picudo de la guayaba Conotrachelus dimidiatus pueden ser estimadas con trampas tipo pirámide cebadas con compuestos volátiles de la guayaba. Las pruebas de atracción fueron efectuadas en lotes comerciales de guayaba por un periodo de cinco meses durante los años 2008 y 2009. La captura total de adultos fue mayor en junio y julio de ambos años, con el inicio de la temporada de lluvias, decreciendo hacia los meses posteriores. Los liberadores disiparon los compuestos químicos hasta 22 días según la mezcla utilizada. De acuerdo a los resultados se concluye que la estrategia de uso de trampas con compuestos químicos puede ser una alternativa para muestrear las poblaciones del picudo de la guayaba. Compuestos adicionales del insecto (feromonas deben ser identificados para incrementar el nivel de capturas.Through experiments in Calvillo, Aguascalientes was determined that the populations of the guava weevil Conotrachelus dimidiatus can be estimated with pyramid traps baited with volatile compounds of guava. The attraction tests were conducted on commercial guava orchards for a period of five months during 2008 and 2009. The total catch of adults was higher in June and July of both years, with the beginning of the rainy season, decreasing towards the later months. The dispensers released the chemicals compounds up to 22 days depending on the mixture used. According to the results it is concluded that the strategy of trapping with chemical compounds can be an alternative to sample populations of the guava weevil. Additional compounds of the insect (pheromones should be identified to increase the level of catches.

  11. PROCEDIMIENTO PARA ESTIMAR LA DIVERSIDAD ESPACIAL EN AMBIENTES ELECTROMAGNÉTICOS DE MULTITRAYECTORIAS PROCEDURE TO ESTIMATE THE SPATIAL DIVERSITY IN ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENTS OF MULTIPATHS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    J.H Caltenco

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta un procedimiento para estimar la diversidad espacial en ambientes electromagnéticos de multitrayectorias, utilizando una antena de dos elementos (combinación dipolo aro-capacitor. La diversidad espacial se determina a partir del ángulo de incidencia de las señales electromagnéticas que llegan a la antena y de los coeficientes de correlación. El ángulo de incidencia permite también identificar las componentes de campo electromagnético, lo que muestra que la antena de dos elementos es una herramienta útil para el análisis de multitrayectorias, lo cual se prueba experimentalmente.This paper presents a procedure to estimate the spatial diversity in electromagnetic environments of multipaths, using an antenna of two elements (combination dipole hoop-capacitor. The spatial diversity is determined from the angle of incidence of electromagnetic signals arriving at the antenna and from correlation coefficients. This angle also allows to identify the components of the electromagnetic field, which shows that the two elements antenna is a useful tool to analyze multipaths, which is tested experimentally.

  12. Tamaño de parcela y número de repeticiones para estimar una población de spodoptera frugiperda (smith) y su daño en maíz

    OpenAIRE

    Álvarez Torres Ramón Antonio; Soto Buriticá Maria Melva; Gómez López Hernán

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo estudiar el tamaño óptimo de parcela y el número de repeticiones requeridas para estimar poblaciones de larvas del gusano cogollero del maíz (Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) y su daño, en ensayos experimentales o semicomerciales con este cultivo.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  14. ASTER Tibet

    Science.gov (United States)

    2000-01-01

    The Kunlun fault is one of the gigantic strike-slip faults that bound the north side of Tibet. Left-lateral motion along the 1,500-kilometer (932-mile) length of the Kunlun has occurred uniformly for the last 40,000 years at a rate of 1.1 centimeter per year, creating a cumulative offset of more than 400 meters (1300 feet). In this image, two splays of the fault are clearly seen crossing from east to west. The northern fault juxtaposes sedimentary rocks of the mountains against alluvial fans. Its trace is also marked by lines of vegetation, which appear red in the image. The southern, younger fault cuts through the alluvium. A dark linear area in the center of the image is wet ground where groundwater has pounded against the fault. Measurements from the image of displacements of young streams that cross the fault show 15 to 75 meters (16 to 82 yards) of left-lateral offset. This image of Tibet covers an area 40 kilometers (25 miles) wide and 15 kilometers (10 miles) long in three bands of the reflected visible and infrared wavelength region. ASTER acquired the scene on July 20, 2000.The image is located at 35.8 degrees north latitude and 93.6 degrees east 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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  16. ASTER Mexicali

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  19. Protocolo preoperatorio para estimar morbilidad y mortalidad quirúrgicas. Un enfoque social Preoperative protocol to estimate surgical morbidity and mortality. A social approach

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zaily Fuentes Díaz

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available La investigación aborda algunos de los incidentes anestésicos que ocurren en la actualidad que se asocian a la valoración pre anestésica incompleta o inexistente. Un procedimiento protocolizado y orientado a optimizar la elección de la estrategia anestésica de acuerdo a las características propias del paciente, disminuiría la morbilidad y mortalidad inmediatas. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo determinar las condicionantes sociales del proyecto de investigación Protocolo preoperatorio para estimar morbilidad y mortalidad quirúrgicas con un enfoque social.The paper deals with some of today’s anesthetic incidents, which are associated to incomplete or inexistent preanesthetic valuation. A protocol procedure that optimizes the election of a anesthetic strategy according to the patient’s characteristics to reduce immediate morbidity and mortality. The paper aims to determine the social conditions of the research project Preoperative protocol to estimate surgical morbidity and mortality with a social approach.

  20. Validación por hidrodensitometría de ecuaciones de pliegues cutáneos utilizadas para estimar la composición corporal en mujeres

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Juan Carlos Aristizábal

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Las ecuaciones de pliegues cutáneos son ampliamente utilizadas para estimar la composición corporal; sin embargo, en nuestra población no se han validado contra un método de referencia. Objetivo. Validar por hidrodensitometría las ecuaciones de Durning/Womersley, Jackson/Pollock y Ramírez/Torun en mujeres de 18 a 40 años. Materiales y métodos. Se comparó el porcentaje de grasa de 52 mujeres obtenido por hidrodensitometría, medición simultánea del peso bajo el agua (báscula Chatillon y del volumen pulmonar residual (espirómetro VMAX 22 Sensormedics, con el estimado por las ecuaciones de pliegues cutáneos (calibrador Harpenden de Durning/Womersley, Jackson/Pollock y Ramírez/Torun. Para el análisis estadístico se utilizaron la t de Student pareada, los coeficientes de correlación de Pearson e intraclase, y el método de Bland-Altman. Resultados. El porcentaje de grasa obtenido por hidrodensitometría (29,6±5,8 presentó diferencias (p Conclusión. Las ecuaciones de pliegues cutáneos presentaron pobre validez en la predicción del porcentaje de grasa, con diferencias significativas con la hidrodensitometría, una baja concordancia y unos amplios límites de ésta, lo cual, sugiere que sus resultados no son comparables ni intercambiables con este método.

  1. ASTER Dunes

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  2. ASTER Andes

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  3. The Aster code; Code Aster

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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.)

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  6. UTILIZACIÓN DE TARJETAS INTELIGENTES PARA ESTIMAR MATRICES ORIGEN-DESTINO. APLICACIÓN AL SISTEMA MEGABÚS, PEREIRA

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Marvin Luis Jiménez Narváez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available E n la planificación operativa de los sistemas de transporte es fundamental contar con una caracterización de la demanda del servicio por medio de una matriz origen- destino (OD de viajes. Esta matriz es estimada frecuentemente mediante técnicas de muestreo estadístico que ofrecen resultados de gran calidad pero requieren diseño e implementación compleja y de alto costo. Así, se hace pertinente aprovechar la información de los registros de las tarjetas inteligentes usadas como medios de pago en los sistemas que tienen esta tecnología. Esta fuente de información permite obtener estimaciones de matrices OD de gran calidad con un costo bajo. En este trabajo se implementa una metodología para la estimación de una matriz origen-destino entre estaciones de buses en el sistema de transporte público de Megabús en la ciudad de Pereira. La metodología permite depurar la base de datos teniendo en cuenta las particularidades del sistema, como las formas de ingreso, tipo de tarjeta, reventa de pasajes, y además considera la posibilidad de que un usuario pueda decidir bajarse en una estación intermedia cercana a su estación destino mediante la parametrización de un factor de penalización que está asociado con el tiempo de viaje caminando en la función objetivo. La inclusión del factor no influye significativamente en el porcentaje total de viajes estimados pero sí ajusta algunos valores de la matriz origen-destino, al considerar los descensos en estaciones intermedias. El método posibilita estimar matrices OD para diferentes ventanas de tiempo de cualquier día de la semana y distintas épocas del año.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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. Avaliação de métodos laboratoriais para estimar a digestibilidade e o valor energético de dietas para ruminantes Evaluation of laboratorial methods to estimate the digestibility and energetic value of ruminant diets

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M.F. Silveira

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliada a acurácia dos métodos laboratoriais para estimar a digestibilidade e o valor energético de dietas para bovinos de corte. As dietas experimentais foram isonitrogenadas e compostas por silagem de milho e 25, 40, 55 ou 70% de concentrado. Os valores de digestibilidade medidos in vivo foram comparados com os obtidos nos ensaios in situ, in vitro e in vitro/gases, e com valores estimados a partir de equações matemáticas baseadas na composição química das dietas. O ensaio in vivo foi realizado com quatro bovinos em delineamento em quadrado latino 4×4. Quatro animais foram usados para o ensaio in situ e quatro corridas foram realizadas para os ensaios in vitro. Não houve interação significativa de dietas versus métodos. As taxas de degradação calculadas a partir dos ensaios in situ e in vitro/gases não foram acuradas para estimar o valor nutritivo dos alimentos, e o método in vitro foi o que melhor estimou a digestibilidade das dietas. A equação de Weiss superestimou o valor nutricional das dietas por superestimar a digestibilidade da fibra e por subestimar a excreção endógena fecal, mas essa equação foi mais acurada que as equações de McDowell.The accuracy of laboratorial methods to estimate the digestibility and energetic value of beef cattle diets was evaluated. Experimental diets were isonitrogenous and composed by corn silage, and 25, 40, 55, or 70% of concentrate. Digestibility values measured in vivo were compared to those obtained in situ, in vitro, and in vitro/gases assays, as well to values estimated from mathematical equations based on the chemical composition of diets. The in vivo assay was carried out using four cattle in a Latin Square experimental design. Four animals were used for in situ assay and four runs were carried out for in vitro assays. Significant interaction of method vs. diet was not observed. As single indicators, degradation rates calculated from in situ and in vitro/gas assays

  10. Metodologia para estimar a estabilidade do conjunto muda x substrato de cafeeiro A methodology to evaluate the stability of coffee seedling

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    José Laércio Favarin

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A utilização de substrato em tubetes para a formação de mudas de café aumentou em substituição à mistura de solo argiloso com resíduo orgânico, resistente à deformação da muda no plantio, devido à coesão e aderência às raízes. Por sua vez, o substrato em tubetes esboroa com facilidade, em razão da granulometria do material. Do exposto, avaliou-se uma metodologia para estimar a estabilidade ao manuseio do conjunto muda x substrato, com base na variação granulométrica (G1: 30,86 %; G2: 62,26% e G3: 49,83% de partículas nas peneiras 0,50 a 0,05mm e do volume de material (V1: 50, V2: 120 e V3: 200cm³, em mudas de café Catuaí Vermelho IAC 144 com quatro pares de folhas. A estabilidade do conjunto muda x substrato foi estimada pela quantidade de substrato desagregado e partes de raízes, após submetê-lo a cinco ciclos de 60 segundos de rotação (1.750rpm em mesa vibratória. A estabilidade foi maior nos tubetes de 50 e 120cm³ de substrato. A redução parcial da granulometria (50% substrato na granulometria original e 50% substrato moído aumentou a aderência das partículas às raízes e a estabilidade do conjunto nos recipientes menores.The objectives of this research are the evaluation of substrate volume and granulometer influence - used in production of coffee seedlings in plastic tubes - on coffee plants growth, the time of seedlings development and also seedling-substrate handling stability. The investigation was carried out in a nursery at Coffee Experimental Center of IAC, SP, Brazil, with the cultivar Catuaí Vermelho IAC 144 (Coffea arabica L.. Nine treatments were tested with four replicates and the experimental design used was randomized blocks with 3x3 factorial composed by three substrate volumes (V1: 50, V2: 120 and V3: 200cm³ and three granulometer substrate levels (G1: 30.86%, G2: 62.26% and G3: 49.83% of particles in sieves 0.50 to 0.05mm. The stability of seedlings to handle was evaluated using a

  11. Desarrollo de metodología para estimar la calidad del músculo de merluza ("Merluccius merluccius L.") conservado en estado congelado. Aplicación de la relaxometría ₑH RMN de bajo campo

    OpenAIRE

    Sánchez Valencia, Javier

    2016-01-01

    La calidad de un alimento se puede estimar en base a unos indicadores que pueden ser cuantificados mediante diferentes métodos analíticos y que suelen ser específicos para cada producto. Es deseable que los indicadores utilizados se obtengan por métodos instrumentales rápidos, no destructivos y no invasivos. La espectroscopía permite idealmente de forma no destructiva o sin tratamiento previo del producto determinar varias propiedades o compuestos simultáneamente y monitorizar sus cambios en ...

  12. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  13. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Lívia Maria M. M. Lanfranchi

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available 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. Foram obtidas variáveis maternas e relativas ao recém-nascido, sendo o desfecho primário a mortalidade neonatal. Foi feita a análise univariada, utilizando teste do qui-quadrado, risco relativo e gráfico de Kaplan-Meier para cada variável separadamente. A análise multivariada foi realizada por meio da regressão de Cox para verificar a associação de fatores maternos e neonatais ao desfecho primário. RESULTADOS: Foram estudados 185 neonatos, dos quais 10,5% foram a óbito antes do 28º dia de vida. As variáveis que se associaram de modo significante ao óbito no modelo de Cox foram: peso OBJETIVO: Estimar los factores de riesgo asociados al óbito hasta 28 días después del nacimiento de recién-nacidos inter-nados entre los años de 2005 y 2007 en una Unidad de Terapia Intensiva de un hospital privado en el Municipio de Taubaté (São Paulo, Brasil, usando el análisis de regresión de Cox. MÉTODOS: Estudio epidemiológico de tipo longitudinal. Los datos fueron obtenidos de prontuarios de todos los recién-nacidos internados en las UTI neonatal privadas en el periodo de enero/2005 a diciembre/2007. Se obtuvieron variables tanto maternas como relativas al recién-nacido y categorizadas, siendo el desfecho primario la mortalidad neonatal. Se realizó el análisis univariado utilizando la prueba de chi cuadrado, el riesgo relativo y la gráfica de Kaplan-Meier para cada variable en separado. El análisis multivariado fue realizado por

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    José M. Marlet

    1973-12-01

    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.

  15. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  16. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  17. Obtención de ecuaciones de correlación para estimar las velocidades de las ondas de corte en los suelos de la ciudad de Guayaquil

    OpenAIRE

    Ramirez Calderon, Jenny; Tandazo Ortega, Eddie; Vera Grunauer, Xavier

    2009-01-01

    La presente tesis establece un aporte a los ingenieros consultores y diseñadores, proporcionándoles ecuaciones semiempíricas para la estimación de la velocidad de la onda de corte, adaptadas para los suelos de la ciudad de Guayaquil. Para la realización y obtención del perfil de velocidad de onda de corte se llevó a cabo una campaña de medición de las ondas de superficie generadas por una fuente activa (martillos, bulldozers) de vibraciones aleatorias de alta y baja frecuenc...

  18. Modelos matemáticos para estimar as exigências de lisina digestível para aves de corte ISA Label Mathematical models to estimate digestible lysine of ISA Label broilers

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jefferson Costa de Siqueira

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo neste estudo foi avaliar diferentes modelos ajustados às respostas de ganho de peso obtidas em experimento com aves da linhagem ISA Label no período de 1 a 28 dias de idade. Foram utilizados 480 pintos de ambos os sexos, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em arranjo fatorial 4 X 2 (níveis de lisina X sexo, com três repetições, com 20 aves por unidade experimental. Uma ração basal foi formulada para atender às exigências das aves, exceto em lisina. Essa ração foi suplementada com L-lisina HCl em substituição ao ácido L-glutâmico, resultando em rações experimentais isonitrogênicas e isoenergéticas contendo 0,85; 0,97; 1,09 e 1,21% de lisina digestível. As respostas de ganho de peso foram ajustadas de acordo com os níveis de lisina da ração pelos modelos Linear Reponse Plateau (LRP, segmentado de duas inclinações, polinomial quadrático e exponencial. A primeira intersecção da equação quadrática com o platô do LRP também foi utilizado para estimar o nível ótimo. Os níveis de lisina digestível estimados pelos modelos LRP, segmentado e quadrático, foram 0,999; 1,010 e 1,116%, respectivamente. Na combinação do modelo quadrático com o LRP, a estimativa da exigência de lisina digestível foi de 1,041%. O modelo exponencial proporcionou estimativa de 1,066%, considerando 95% da resposta assintótica. Com base nos custos com alimentação, esse mesmo modelo gerou estimativas de 1,000 e 1,030% quando o custo do quilograma de L-lisina HCl foi R$ 8,50 e R$ 6,50, respectivamente. Considerando as limitações de cada um dos modelos propostos, o procedimento para estimar as exigências de lisina digestível pela primeira intersecção da equação quadrática com o platô do LRP foi o mais adequado para melhorar o ganho de peso das aves quando variáveis econômicas não foram consideradas.The objective of this study was to evaluate different models in the adjustment of weight gain (WG

  19. Eficacia de los métodos utilizados para estimar la edad de personas de 13 a 23 años

    OpenAIRE

    Suárez Canlla, Carlos Alberto

    2016-01-01

    La investigación tuvo como objetivo determinar el método más eficaz - Demirjian, Gleiser-Hunt o el análisis morfométrico - para la estimación de la edad en personas de 13 a 23 años, utilizando para ello el desarrollo radicular de las terceras molares inferiores. La muestra contó con 978 ortopantomografías de personas de edad cronológica y sexo (484 varones y 494 mujeres) conocidos. El método Demirjian mostró mejor concordancia - entre las medidas efectuadas en distintos momentos (k=0,777) – r...

  20. 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.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  1. Indicadores para estimar la sostenibilidad agrícola de la cuenca media del río Reventado, Cartago, Costa Rica

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Laura Ramírez

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue identificar indicadores para evaluar la sostenibilidad agrícola en la cuenca media del río Reventado. Se encontró una acumulación Ca, Mg y K en los terrenos y una disminución del porcentaje de saturación de acidez con los años de uso del suelo en agricultura, los suelos han mejorado su fertilidad con el tiempo por efecto antrópico. Se encontró una tendencia similar con el P disponible, cuyos niveles aumentaron en ≈2,3 mg.l-1.año-1, eventualmente podría reducirse la aplicación de este elemento, lo que haría más sostenible el sistema de producción. Los niveles de erosión, en la mayoría de las fincas, fueron moderados; el grosor del horizonte A y el P disponible disminuyeron al pasar de erosión leve, a moderada y a severa. El índice estructural y la capacidad de uso de las tierras indicaron en las Clases II y III, suelos moderadamente susceptibles a ser degradados, y en las clases mayores alta susceptibilidad a ser degradados. No se encontró diferencias significativas entre las clases de capacidad de uso de la tierra y la producción de los cultivos. La producción de papa y cebolla fue mayor en zonas con riego, donde la relación B/C mayor se encontró en Tierra Blanca, debido al manejo del sistema productivo. Los indicadores económicos y sociales evaluados fueron positivos para ambas regiones, no así los indicadores ambientales. La actividad agrícola aún se mantiene como una actividad rentable para los productores de la cuenca media del río Reventadoactividad agrícola aún se mantiene como una actividad rentable para los productores de la cuenca media del río Reventado.

  2. Protocolo preoperatorio para estimar morbilidad y mortalidad quirúrgicas. Un enfoque social Preoperative protocol to estimate surgical morbidity and mortality. A social approach

    OpenAIRE

    Zaily Fuentes Díaz

    2012-01-01

    La investigación aborda algunos de los incidentes anestésicos que ocurren en la actualidad que se asocian a la valoración pre anestésica incompleta o inexistente. Un procedimiento protocolizado y orientado a optimizar la elección de la estrategia anestésica de acuerdo a las características propias del paciente, disminuiría la morbilidad y mortalidad inmediatas. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo determinar las condicionantes sociales del proyecto de investigación Protocolo preoperatorio para es...

  3. USO DA PROGRAMAÇÃO LINEAR PARA ESTIMAR O PADRÃO DE CULTURA DO PERÍMETRO IRRIGADO NILO COELHO

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    José Dantas Neto

    Full Text Available RESUMO Os administradores de perímetros irrigados devem planejar com antecedência como será utilizada a água disponível, dada a sua acentuada demanda. Sabe-se que existe uma interrelação entre a demanda e a disponibilidade de água, porque os padrões de cultivo tendem a se ajustar à disponibilidade. Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo estudar o padrão de cultivo do Perímetro Irrigado Senador Nilo Coelho, PE, utilizando um modelo de programação linear. A técnica de programação linear tem sido amplamente usada para representar esse tipo de sistema de produção, principalmente com fins de planejamento em áreas novas ou para melhorar projetos de irrigação já em operação. O modelo estudado é uma formulação-padrão de programação linear, cuja função-objetivo consistiu em maximizar a receita líquida do projeto, utilizando-se as culturas mais cultivadas nessa área, sob regime de irrigação. As restrições à função-objetivo foram volume de água mensal, volume de água anual, terra e mercado. A maximização dos lucros da área de colonização do projeto Nilo Coelho, obtida com o modelo de programação linear, foi de US$ 22.634.044, para o seguinte padrão de cultivo: feijão Phaseolus (714 ha, melancia (714 ha, pimentão (714 ha, tomate (4281 ha, cebola (357 ha e banana (818 ha. A disponibilidade anual apresentou um custo de oportunidade igual a 0,28 (US$.m3 e foi a restrição atuante, ao contrário das disponibilidades mensais.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    R.S. Vasconcellos

    2007-04-01

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

  5. EXPLORACIÓN CON REDES NEURONALES ARTIFICIALES PARA ESTIMAR LA RESISTENCIA A LA COMPRESIÓN, EN CONCRETOS FIBROREFORZADOS CON ACERO

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Luis Octavio González Salcedo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En diseño y construcción de estructuras de concreto, la resistencia a la compresión a 28 días de curado es la especificación de control de estabilidad de la obra. La inclusión de fibras como reforzamiento de la matriz cementicia permite una ganancia en sus propiedades, además de obtener un material de alto desempeño. En las normativas, se plantean formulaciones predictivas de la resistencia a la compresión basadas en unos pocos parámetros de composición del concreto, tales como la relación agua/cemento y el contenido de cemento Portland. Por otra parte, también se han planteado métodos de diseños de concreto para definir la ponderación de sus materiales componentes, teniendo como referencia la resistencia a la compresión del concreto simple. Además, las redes neuronales artificiales, como un símil de las neuronas biológicas, han sido utilizadas como herramientas de predicción de la resistencia a la compresión en el concreto, también con referencia al concreto simple, sin reforzamiento con fibras. Los antecedentes en este uso muestran que es interesante desarrollar aplicaciones en los concretos reforzados con fibras. En el presente trabajo se elaboraron redes neuronales artificiales para predecir la resistencia a la compresión en concretos reforzados con fibras de acero. Los resultados de los indicadores de desempeño mostraron que las redes neuronales artificiales elaboradas pueden realizar una aproximación adecuada al valor real de la propiedad mecánica.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Riana Jordão Barrozo Heinemann

    2002-04-01

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

  8. AsTeRICS.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Drajsajtl, Tomáš; Struk, Petr; Bednárová, Alice

    2013-01-01

    AsTeRICS - "The Assistive Technology Rapid Integration & Construction Set" is a construction set for assistive technologies which can be adapted to the motor abilities of end-users. AsTeRICS allows access to different devices such as PCs, cell phones and smart home devices, with all of them integrated in a platform adapted as much as possible to each user. People with motor disabilities in the upper limbs, with no cognitive impairment, no perceptual limitations (neither visual nor auditory) and with basic skills in using technologies such as PCs, cell phones, electronic agendas, etc. have available a flexible and adaptable technology which enables them to access the Human-Machine-Interfaces (HMI) on the standard desktop and beyond. AsTeRICS provides graphical model design tools, a middleware and hardware support for the creation of tailored AT-solutions involving bioelectric signal acquisition, Brain-/Neural Computer Interfaces, Computer-Vision techniques and standardized actuator and device controls and allows combining several off-the-shelf AT-devices in every desired combination. Novel, end-user ready solutions can be created and adapted via a graphical editor without additional programming efforts. The AsTeRICS open-source framework provides resources for utilization and extension of the system to developers and researches. AsTeRICS was developed by the AsTeRICS project and was partially funded by EC.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Diego Ahumada

    2012-10-01

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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Agranati, G.

    2010-12-01

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

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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rômulo Dias Novaes

    2012-03-01

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

  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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    G Corsini Muñoz

    2012-08-01

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

  13. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Flávio Favaro Blanco

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available 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 width of all leaves were measured and the area of some leaves was determined by a digital area meter. The obtained regression equations were used to estimate the leaf area for all relative heights along the plant. The LADP adjusted to a quadratic model for both crops and LAI were estimated by measuring the length and width of the leaves located at the relative heights representing the mean leaf area of the plants. The LAI estimations presented high precision and accuracy when the proposed methodology was used resulting in time and effort savings and being useful for both crops.Métodos não destrutivos para a medição da área foliar são úteis para pequena população de plantas, como experimentos com plantas conduzidas em vasos, e permitem que a mesma planta seja medida várias vezes durante o período de cultivo. O objetivo desse trabalho foi desenvolver uma metodologia para a estimativa do índice de área foliar (IAF do pepino e do tomate pela determinação do padrão de distribuição de área foliar (PDAF das plantas e da altura relativa da folha que representa a área foliar média da planta. A altura da planta e da folha, assim como o comprimento e a largura de todas as folhas, foram medidos e algumas folhas tiveram sua área determinada por um medidor digital de área foliar. As equações de regressão obtidas foram utilizadas para estimar a área foliar para todas as alturas relativas ao longo da planta. O PDAF ajustou-se a um modelo quadr

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rômulo Dias Novaes

    2012-03-01

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

  17. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  18. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  19. Evaluación del método ELISA de punto para el diagnóstico de la cisticercosis humana y para estimar valores de prevalencia en una región endémica en Colombia.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Piedad Agudelo

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La cisticercosis continúa siendo un problema de salud pública a nivel mundial. El diagnóstico de esta enfermedad se hace por medio de la detección de anticuerpos específicos y de técnicas de imaginología. Objetivo. Evaluar la ELISA de punto, método inmunoenzimático, en la detección de anticuerpos contra Taenia solium para ser usado tanto en pacientes con neurocisticercosis como en poblaciones donde es endémica. Materiales y métodos. Se utilizaron 45 muestras de suero, 41 de plasma y 23 de líquido cefalorraquídeo de pacientes con cisticercosis confirmada según criterios clínicos, quirúrgicos, imaginológicos y de laboratorio. Además, se estudiaron 37 muestras de suero, 64 de plasma y 17 de líquido cefalorraquídeo de personas que no presentaban cisticercosis y que no tenían antecedentes epidemiológicos de teniosis-cisticercosis. Se evaluaron también 43 muestras de suero de personas con parasitosis diferentes a cisticercosis y 663 muestras de suero de un estudio de seroprevalencia de cisticercosis en una comunidad rural colombiana. Las muestras se procesaron tanto por inmunoelectrotransferencia como por la ELISA de punto. La inmunoelectrotransferencia se utilizó como prueba de oro para establecer la sensibilidad y la especificidad de la ELISA de punto. Se analizaron 933 muestras. Resultados. Con las 109 muestras de los individuos afectados por cisticercosis y las 118 muestras de controles sanos se hicieron los análisis estadísticos de validación de la prueba diagnóstica y se obtuvo para la ELISA de punto una sensibilidad total de 80,7% (IC95%: 80,2% a 81,2% y una especificidad de 92,4% (IC95%: 91,9% a 92,8%. La ELISA de punto realizado con suero, plasma y líquido cefalorraquídeo tuvo una sensibilidad de 91,1%, 85,4% y 52,12%, respectivamente. La misma prueba evaluada en suero, plasma y líquido cefalorraquídeo tuvo una especificidad de 100%, 85,9% y 100%, respectivamente. Las 43 muestras de personas con

  20. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  1. ASTER Digital Elevation Model V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The ASTER Digital Elevation Model (DEM) product is generated using bands 3N (nadir-viewing) and 3B (backward-viewing) of an ASTER Level-1A image acquired by the...

  2. Comparação de métodos e processos de amostragem para estimar a área basal para grupos de espécies em uma floresta ecotonal da região norte matogrossense Comparison of sampling and processes for estimating basal areas for groups of species from an ecotonal forest in the northern region of Matogrosso

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jaime Antonio Ubialli

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi o de comparar a acuracidade e a precisão das estimativas de área basal obtidas de processos, intensidades e métodos amostrais com valores obtidos pelo censo, numa floresta ecotonal de 120 hectares na região norte matogrossense, para oito grupos de espécies e para espécies individuais para árvores com DAP ≥ 30 centímetros. Aplicaram-se os processos: aleatório e o sistemático, com uma intensidade amostral de 5 e 10% para 22 tamanhos e formas de parcelas variando de 400 m² a 10000 m². A área basal média por hectare foi de 11,08 m². As parcelas de 2500 m² (125 m x 20 m apresentaram erros reais e de amostragem sempre inferiores a 10% na estimativa de área basal para os grupos de todas as espécies e para as 15 de maiores valores de importância (VI. Para os demais grupos os erros aumentam na medida em que decresce a quantidade de árvores por hectare. Para as espécies, individualmente, os erros variaram de 28,7% (Vochysia sp. a 250,59 (Hymenaeae courbaril, respectivamente, para a mais e a menos freqüente, mostrando inviabilidade na aplicação de processos estimativos tradicionalmente empregados nos inventários florestais, notadamente para estimar parâmetros específicos de espécies raras (baixa freqüência por hectare.The objective of this research was to compare the accuracy and the precision of estimates from basal area obtained by processes, intensities and methods of sampling with true values gotten from the census, in an ecotonal forest of 120 hectares in the northern region of Matogrosso, for eight groups of species and for individual tree species with dbh ≥ 30 centimeters. The applied processes were: random and the systematic, with a sampling intensity of 5% and 10% for 22 sizes and forms of plots ranging from 400 m to 10000 m². The average basal area per hectare was 11.08 m². The 2500 m² (125 m x 20 m plots presented actual and sampling errors always inferior to 10% in

  3. ASTER Flyby of San Francisco

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  4. METODOLOGÍAS FOTOGRAMÉTRICAS E HIDROLÓGICAS PARA ESTIMAR LA AMENAZA Y LA VULNERABILIDAD DE INUNDACIÓN EN LA CUENCA DEL RÍO PURIRES, CARTAGO, COSTA RICA

    OpenAIRE

    Arce Mesén, Rafael; Birkel Dostal, Christian; Durán Vargas, Denis Gerardo; Samudio Araúz, Marixsaud

    2013-01-01

    En el presente artículo, se describen los pasos seguidos para la implementación de un modelo hidráulico en un sector de la cuenca baja del río Purires, ubicado en Cartago, Costa Rica. Además del trabajo de campo para la recolección de datos, y la utilización del programa DVP para el proceso de fotogrametría y de fotointerpretación, se describen las metodologías utilizadas para la generación de datos de caudales en cuatro períodos de retorno (10, 20, 50 y 100 años; la utilización de otros prog...

  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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  7. Desarrollo y validación de un nuevo método para estimar la deshomogenización de quitina en supositorios Development and validation of a new method for chitin dehomogenization estimation in suppositories

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Oscar García Pulpeiro

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Se trató por primera vez el desarrollo de un método alternativo sencillo para determinar la deshomogenización de quitina en supositorios rectales. El método propuesto se basa en la determinación de la deshomogenización a partir de la relación de la densidad de quitina presente en la punta y en la base del supositorio. Para el cálculo de la densidad por desplazamiento se tuvo en cuenta el factor de desalojo, así como varios cálculos matemáticos. El método se validó para control de calidad, resultó satisfactorio y se aplicó a 11 formulaciones diferentes. Se comprobó que el aumento del tamaño de partícula y de la dosis de quitina en el supositorio favorece la sedimentación hacia la punta del supositorio. En el intervalo analizado los valores de deshomogenización se consideran mínimos, por lo que no se afectó la calidad tecnológica de las formulaciones estudiadas.For the first time, the development of a simple alternative method to determine chitin dehomogenization in rectal suppositories was addressed in this paper. The suggested method is based on determination of dehomogenization from the ratio of chitin density of the tip and of the base of suppository. For estimation of the sliding density, the clearing factor as well as various mathematical calculations were taken into consideration. The method was validated for quality control, it was satisfactory and applied in 11 formulations. It was proved that the increase in chitin particle size and dose in suppository favors sedimentation to the tip of suppository. In the analyzed interval, the dehomogenization values were considered minimal, so the technological quality of the studied formulations was not affected.

  8. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jesús Adolfo Anaya Acevedo

    2011-01-01

    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.

  9. Análisis de medias generacionales para estimar parámetros genéticos de rendimiento en una cruza de pimentón y ají cayenne (Capsicum annuum

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fernando Aguilar Silva

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El peso de frutos por planta es una característica compleja y controlada por múltiples genes donde el ambiente interfiere en la manifestación fenotípica. La estimación de componentes génicos como los de interacción epistática es de gran importancia en el proceso de mejoramiento genético de una especie. El objetivo de este estudio fue la estimación de parámetros genéticos para el peso del fruto por planta, usando un análisis de medias generacionales (P1, P2, F1, F2, RCpara la variable objeto de análisis. Se estimó la presencia de epistasis recesiva o doble recesiva. Finalmente, para aumentar el rendimiento promedio de una población de ají cayene y pimentón, Capsicum annuum L., entendido como el peso de frutos por planta, se puede implementar un método de mejoramiento de selección recurrente, ya que las interacciones epistáticas pueden ser efectivamente explotadas a través de la hibridación entre líneas promisorias.

  10. Equivalência transcultural de três escalas utilizadas para estimar a aptidão cardiorrespiratória: estudo em idosos Cross-cultural equivalence of three scales used to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness in the elderly

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Geraldo de Albuquerque Maranhão Neto

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi realizar a equivalência transcultural de escalas empregadas para a avaliação do nível de atividade física e que são utilizadas como estimativas da aptidão cardiorrespiratória, para posterior utilização em indivíduos idosos. Três escalas foram determinadas após revisão sistemática: Veterans Physical Activity Questionnaire (VSAQ, Rating of Perceived Capacity (RPC e Physical Activity Rating (PA-R. Para a análise da equivalência, utilizou-se o modelo proposto por Herdman et al. Como parte do processo, a confiabilidade teste-reteste foi avaliada em uma amostra composta por 12 idosos com idade de 74,5 ± 3,5 anos, pelo cálculo dos coeficientes de concordância de Lin (CCL e de correlação intraclasse (CCI. Detectou-se uma boa reprodutibilidade das escalas com exceção do RPC. Apesar de a quantidade de indivíduos não permitir conclusões mais aprofundadas, os resultados podem indicar necessidade de mudanças na estrutura de algumas escalas originais. Por fim, acredita-se que os resultados obtidos no presente estudo sugerem a adequação das versões das escalas para a língua portuguesa, havendo, todavia, a necessidade de um estudo de validade de critério das escalas.This study aimed at establishing the cross-cultural equivalence of scales used to evaluate physical activity level and measure cardiorespiratory fitness, for further application in elderly subjects. Three scales were identified after systematic review: Veterans Physical Activity Questionnaire (VSAQ, Rating of Perceived Capacity (RPC, and Physical Activity Rating (PA-R. The model proposed by Herdman et al. was applied to analyze equivalence. Test-retest reliability was calculated in a sample of 12 elderly subjects (74.5 ± 3.5 years using Lin's concordance coefficient and intraclass correlation coefficient. Good reproducibility was detected in all scales except RPC. Due to the small sample size, hardly any conclusions can de drawn, but the

  11. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Severina Carla Vieira Cunha Lima

    2013-04-01

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

  12. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  13. Evaluación de compuestos volátiles para estimar poblaciones del picudo de la guayaba Conotrachelus dimidiatus Evaluación de color en suelos del Cerro de Denganthza, municipio de Francisco I. Madero, Hidalgo

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Otilio Acevedo Sandoval

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available   Through experiments in Calvillo, Aguascalientes was determined that the populations of the guava weevil Conotrachelus dimidiatus can be estimated with pyramid traps baited with volatile compounds of guava. The attraction tests were conducted on commercial guava orchards for a period of five months during 2008 and 2009. The total catch of adults was higher in June and July of both years, with the beginning of the rainy season, decreasing towards the later months. The dispensers released the chemicals compounds up to 22 days depending on the mixture used. According to the results it is concluded that the strategy of trapping with chemical compounds can be an alternative to sample populations of the guava weevil. Additional compounds of the insect (pheromones should be identified to increase the level of catches.  Existen dos maneras de determinar el color del suelo: a el uso de tablas de color utilizando el Sistema de Notación Munsell y b el uso de analizadores de color, tal como el CieLab. Este último es capaz de medir el color y expresarlo en la notación de Munsell; ambas técnicas permiten la determinación del color del suelo. El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar el color de suelos húmedos y secos usando el sistema Munsell y el CIELab. Estos métodos se proponen para evaluar las diferencias de color en muestras de suelos de la localidad de Denganthza, en el municipio de Tepatepec de Francisco I. Madero, estado de Hidalgo, México durante el 2010. En el Sistema de Notación Munsell los suelos presentan coloraciones desde amarillo pálido a rojizas, para valores de > se encuentra entre 2.5 Y, 5 Y, 2.5 YR, 7.5 YR y 10 YR mostrando coloraciones claras indicando un empobrecimiento de Fe y Mn, llevando a plantear que debido a causas pedogenéticas se ha producido un proceso de podzolización. En CieLab el color de los suelos estudiados se ubican en los cuadrantes +a* y +b* corresponden al color rojo y amarillo, el color de los suelos en h

  14. ASTER Images Mt. Usu Volcano

    Science.gov (United States)

    2000-01-01

    On April 3, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra Satellite captured this image of the erupting Mt. Usu volcano in Hokkaido, Japan. 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.This false color infrared image of Mt Usu volcano is dominated by Lake Toya, an ancient volcanic caldera. On the south shore is the active Usu volcano. On Friday, March 31, more than 11,000 people were evacuated by helicopter, truck and boat from the foot of Usu, that began erupting from the northwest flank, shooting debris and plumes of smoke streaked with blue lightning thousands of feet in the air. Although no lava gushed from the mountain, rocks and ash continued to fall after the eruption. The region was shaken by thousands of tremors before the eruption. People said they could taste grit from the ash that was spewed as high as 2,700 meters (8,850 ft) into the sky and fell to coat surrounding towns with ash. 'Mount Usu has had seven significant eruptions that we know of, and at no time has it ended quickly with only a small scale eruption,' said Yoshio Katsui, a professor at Hokkaido University. This was the seventh major eruption of Mount Usu in the past 300 years. Fifty people died when the volcano erupted in 1822, its worst known eruption.In the image, most of the land is covered by snow. Vegetation, appearing red in the false color composite, can be seen in the agricultural fields, and forests in the mountains. Mt. Usu is crossed by three dark streaks. These are the paths of ash deposits that rained out from eruption plumes two days earlier. The prevailing wind was from the northwest, carrying the ash away from the main city of Date. Ash deposited can be traced on the image as far away as 10 kilometers (16 miles

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Edilson Romais Schmildt

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available 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 estande, pelo teste de Scott & Knott. O método proposto neste trabalho, o de covariância de estande ideal e o de Vencovsky & Cruz foram mais adequados para essa correção, pois apresentaram baixos valores de coeficiente de variação e altos valores de F, confirmados pelos baixos valores de Pi e Pi multivariado na análise conjunta. Os métodos de regra de três e o proposto por Cruz apresentaram as maiores médias de produção, o que superestima o valor real da produção média. O método proposto neste trabalho foi eficiente em corrigir as cultivares, uma vez que as cultivares mais produtivas foram também as de maior potencial em deixar descendentes, medido pelo estande médio.The objective of this work was to determine the method of stand correction more adequate to estimate productivity in cornfields of 33 varieties in eight situations. The methods tested were: without correction, rules of three, method of Zuber, covariance of medium stand, covariance of ideal stand, proposed by Cruz, proposed by Vencovsky & Cruz, the method proposed in this work, which consisted of a stratified correction based on the combined productivity for the characteristic stand, by Scott Knott's test. The methods proposed in this work, covariance of ideal stand and that proposed by Vencovsky & Cruz were considered the most appropriate ones, because they presented lower values for the coefficient of variation and high value of F, which was confirmed by the

  16. Método de inverso de la potencia de la distancia para estimar la velocidad del viento; Method of inverse of the power of the distance to estimate the speed of the wind

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Eduardo Terrero Matos

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available El aprovechamiento del potencial energético del viento requiere obtener suficientes y adecuadas mediciones de la velocidad y la dirección del viento. A partir de estas se modela el comportamiento de estas variables y se calculan los parámetros que caracterizan el potencial; con estos resultados se diseñan los parques eólicos seleccionando los aerogeneradores más convenientes, determinando sus ubicaciones espaciales y diseñando la infraestructura tecnológica. La presente investigación tiene como objetivo resolver uno de los problemas prácticos más comunes durante este proceso: la ausencia de suficientes datos medidos. La solución que se propone se basa en la estimación de los datos ausentes mediante el Método de Inverso de una Potencia de la Distancia, el cual es aplicado a un caso de estudio denominado Colina 4. Los resultados muestran que el método es viable para cualquier caso semejante y que los valores estimados son coherentes con los datos medidos.The use of the wind energy potential requires obtaining sufficient and appropriate measurements of velocity and wind direction. From these measurements, the behavior of these variables is modeled and the parameters of this potential are calculated; with these results the wind farms are designed, selecting the most convenient wind turbines, determining their space locations and designing the technological infrastructure. The present research aims to solve one of the most common practical problems during this process: the absence of sufficient measured data. The solution proposed is based on the estimation of the missing data by means of the Inverse of a Power of the Distance Method, which is applied to a case of study named Colina 4. The results show that the method is viable for any similar case and that the estimated values are coherent with the measured data.

  17. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Élio Barbieri Junior

    2012-12-01

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

  18. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    MAURICIO HERNÁNDEZ-AVILA

    1998-03-01

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tarcísio de Moraes Gonçalves

    1999-01-01

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

  20. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Valdir Carlos Lima de Andrade

    2003-04-01

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

  1. Diseño y validación de un nuevo método para estimar reductores hidrosolubles asociados con la quitina Design and validation of a new method for estimation of water-soluble reducers associated with chitin

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yania Suárez Pérez

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Se desarrolló por primera vez un método espectrofotométrico para estimar reductores hidrosolubles asociados con la quitina materia prima. Para el ajuste del método se utilizó glucosamina como sustancia de referencia. Las determinaciones se realizaron a 330 nm que fue la longitud de onda de máxima absorción. Se seleccionó como tiempo óptimo de calentamiento 5 min y se verificó la selectividad de la respuesta analítica. Se demostró el cumplimiento de la ley de Lambert-Beer en el intervalo de 100-300 mg/mL. Se obtuvo un extracto acuoso a partir de quitina materia prima procesado para eliminar posibles interferencias, el cual se empleó como control en la validación del método. El método fue lineal, exacto y preciso en el intervalo estudiado. El límite de detección fue de 25,21 mg/mL y el de cuantificación de 65,45 mg/mL.For the first time, a spectrophotometric method to estimate water-soluble reducers associated with raw material chitin was developed. For the purpose of adjusting the method, glucosamine as a reference substance was used. The estimations were made at 330 nm that was the wavelength of maximum absorption. The selected optimal heating time was 5 min; the selectivity of analytical response was checked. The Lambert-Beer law was demonstrated in the 100-300 mg/mL interval. An aqueous extract from raw material chitin was obtained and then processed to eliminate possible interference and be used as a control for the method validation. The method was linear, exact and accurate in the studied interval. The detection limit was 25,21 mg/mL and the quantification limit was 65,45 mg/mL.

  2. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tarcísio de Moraes Gonçalves

    1999-01-01

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

  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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Miguel Espinosa L.

    2010-06-01

    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. ASTER L2 Surface Emissivity V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The ASTER L2 Surface Emissivity is an on-demand product generated using the five thermal infrared (TIR) bands (acquired either during the day or night time) between...

  5. ASTER L2 Surface Temperature V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The ASTER L2 Surface Kinetic Temperature is an on-demand product generated using the five thermal infrared (TIR) bands (acquired either during the day or night time)...

  6. ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model V002

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) was developed jointly by the U.S. National...

  7. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Enilson de Barros Silva

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Apesar do potencial para uso agrícola e das características edáficas peculiares, poucos trabalhos são desenvolvidos para estimar a acidez potencial dos solos com elevado teor de matéria orgânica. O objetivo deste trabalho foi definir um modelo matemático que estime a acidez potencial (H + Al a partir do pH SMP após determinação do pH do solo em água ou em solução de CaCl2 10 mmol L-1, com leitura do pH na suspensão ou sobrenadante da solução SMP de equilíbrio, em determinada relação solo:tampão SMP, em Organossolos da Serra do Espinhaço Meridional (SdEM, Estado de Minas Gerais, situada entre 17 ° 30 ' a 20 ° 30 ' S e 43 ° a 44 ° W. Foram utilizadas 22 amostras de Organossolos classificados como Organossolo Háplico sáprico térrico, Organossolo Háplico fíbrico típico e Organossolo Háplico hêmico típico da SdEM. A acidez potencial dos Organossolos da SdEM pode ser estimada satisfatoriamente por meio do pH SMP na relação solo:tampão SMP de 10:10 medido na suspensão solo-solução SMP associada à rotina de determinação do pH do solo em água. O C orgânico foi o atributo químico que mais influenciou a acidez potencial dos Organossolos da SdEM.In spite of the agricultural use potential and the peculiar edaphic characteristics, few studies have been conducted to estimate the potential acidity of soils with high organic matter content. The objective of this study was to establish a mathematical model that could estimate the potential acidity (H + Al based on the pH SMP after determination of the soil pH in water and in CaCl2 10 mmol L-1 solution with reading of the pH in the suspension or supernatant of the equilibrium solution SMP in a certain soil: SMP buffer ratio for Organosols from the of Serra do Espinhaço Meridional (SdEM region (between 17 ° 30 ' and 20 ° 30 ' S, and 43 ° and 44 ° W in Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Twenty-two Organosol samples from the SdEM were used. The soils are classified as

  9. Capture-recapture method to estimate lower extremity amputation rates in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Método de captura-recaptura para estimar las tasas de amputación del miembro inferior en Río de Janeiro, Brasil

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ethel Rejane Stambovsky Spichler

    2001-11-01

    to peripheral vascular disease and diabetes mellitus.Objetivos. Estimar las tasas de amputación del miembro inferior (AMI en individuos con vasculopatías periféricas, diabetes sacarina, traumatismos, neoplasias, osteomielitis o gangrena enfisematosa. Métodos. Se utilizaron los registros regionales de amputados para estimar la tasa de AMI con el método de captura-recaptura (CR. Los datos se obtuvieron a partir de tres registros de amputados de Río de Janeiro: la fuente 1, con 1 191 casos de 23 hospitales; la fuente 2, con 157 casos de un centro de miembros artificiales, y la fuente 3, con 34 casos de un centro de rehabilitación. Los certificados de defunción de los amputados de la fuente 1 identificaron 257 muertes entre 1992 y 1994. Se investigaron dos modelos de CR utilizando las fuentes 2 y 3. Con el fin de evitar la sobreestimación de la tasa de AMI, en el análisis de los datos se aplicaron dos modelos: en uno se excluyeron los pacientes fallecidos que figuraban en la fuente 1, y en el otro se incluyeron. Resultados. Excluyendo las 257 muertes, el número estimado de amputaciones en el municipio de Río de Janeiro entre 1992 y 1994 fue de 3 954, lo cual representa una incidencia anual media de 13,9 por 100 000 habitantes. En los pacientes diabéticos, la incidencia anual de AMI fue considerablemente mayor (180,6 por 100 000, lo cual representa un riesgo 13 veces mayor que en individuos sin diabetes. De acuerdo con el sistema de vigilancia habitual, las correspondientes tasas anuales de AMI fueron de 5,4 y 96,9, respectivamente. Combinando los datos de los tres registros, se identificaron 1 382 pacientes con AMI, cuyas causas se distribuyeron del siguiente modo: vasculopatías periféricas, 804 (58,1%; diabetes sacarina, 379 (27,4%; traumatismos, 103 (7,4%; osteomielitis, 44 (3,1%; gangrena, 36 (2,6%, y neoplasias, 16 (1,1%. Conclusiones. En comparación con otros países, como España, estos resultados muestran una alta incidencia de AMI en Brasil

  10. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  11. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    AR. Carvalho

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available 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 Floodplain are: 'consider oneself as a Floodplain natural resources consumer' and 'marital state'. If the single person considers her/himself as a consumer of floodplain natural resources, the WTP increases by a multiplicative factor of 38.8. The value aggregated by the TC method was US$ 234 millions and decreased by zone as the distance increases. Higher income and traveling farther increases the travel cost, which is inversely related to annual trip frequency. The total recreational value (356.5 millions per year is high and representative since it refers to an environment fragmented by dams and with many anthropogenic effects. Therefore, the progressive changes on the landscape are a threat to local tourism, since half of the visitors are attracted solely by the scenic beauty, thereby overtaking those factors considered more important by public decision makers and managers, such as recreational fishery or boating.A planície de inundação do Alto Rio Paraná é o último trecho de um ecossistema seriamente ameaçado, visto que 50% deste ambiente foi convertido em reservatórios. Para estimar o valor agregado pela recreação à planície, foram usados o Método de Valoração Contingente (Disposição à paga - DAP e o Método do Custo de Viagem - CV pela entrevista de 174 turistas. A disposição a pagar anual agregada pelos turistas foi US$ 122,50 milhões, 'considerar-se um usuário dos recursos da planície' e 'estado civil' são as variáveis que

  12. ASTER L2 Surface Reflectance SWIR and ASTER L2 Surface Reflectance VNIR V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The ASTER L2 Surface Reflectance is a multi-file product that contains atmospherically corrected data for both the Visible Near-Infrared (VNIR) and Shortwave...

  13. Molecular characterization of an aster yellows phytoplasma ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    STORAGESEVER

    2010-04-12

    Apr 12, 2010 ... restriction endonulease enzymes revealed identical patterns to phytoplasmas members of Aster yellows phytoplasma subgroup B. A phylogenetic tree based on 16S rDNA sequences, secA gene sequences and virtual RFLP revealed that the periwinkle proliferation phytoplasma is closely related to.

  14. Molecular characterization of an aster yellows phytoplasma ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    African Journal of Biotechnology ... The virtual restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis with 10 restriction endonulease enzymes revealed identical patterns to phytoplasmas members of Aster yellows phytoplasma subgroup B. A phylogenetic tree based on 16S rDNA sequences, secA gene sequences and ...

  15. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  16. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  17. Assessing Mesoscale Volcanic Aviation Hazards using ASTER

    Science.gov (United States)

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

    2006-12-01

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

  18. The pLISA project in ASTERICS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    De Bonis Giulia

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available In the framework of Horizon 2020, the European Commission approved the ASTERICS initiative (ASTronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure CluSter to collect knowledge and experiences from astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics and foster synergies among existing research infrastructures and scientific communities, hence paving the way for future ones. ASTERICS aims at producing a common set of tools and strategies to be applied in Astronomy ESFRI facilities. In particular, it will target the so-called multi-messenger approach to combine information from optical and radio telescopes, photon counters and neutrino telescopes. pLISA is a software tool under development in ASTERICS to help and promote machine learning as a unified approach to multivariate analysis of astrophysical data and signals. The library will offer a collection of classification parameters, estimators, classes and methods to be linked and used in reconstruction programs (and possibly also extended, to characterize events in terms of particle identification and energy. The pLISA library aims at offering the software infras tructure for applications developed inside different experiments and has been designed with an effort to extrapolate general, physics-related estimators from the specific features of the data model related to each particular experiment. pLISA is oriented towards parallel computing architectures, with awareness of the opportunity of using GPUs as accelerators demanding specifically optimized algorithms and to reduce the costs of pro cessing hardware requested for the reconstruction tasks. Indeed, a fast (ideally, real-time reconstruction can open the way for the development or improvement of alert systems, typically required by multi-messenger search programmes among the different experi mental facilities involved in ASTERICS.

  19. The pLISA project in ASTERICS

    Science.gov (United States)

    De Bonis, Giulia; Bozza, Cristiano

    2017-03-01

    In the framework of Horizon 2020, the European Commission approved the ASTERICS initiative (ASTronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure CluSter) to collect knowledge and experiences from astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics and foster synergies among existing research infrastructures and scientific communities, hence paving the way for future ones. ASTERICS aims at producing a common set of tools and strategies to be applied in Astronomy ESFRI facilities. In particular, it will target the so-called multi-messenger approach to combine information from optical and radio telescopes, photon counters and neutrino telescopes. pLISA is a software tool under development in ASTERICS to help and promote machine learning as a unified approach to multivariate analysis of astrophysical data and signals. The library will offer a collection of classification parameters, estimators, classes and methods to be linked and used in reconstruction programs (and possibly also extended), to characterize events in terms of particle identification and energy. The pLISA library aims at offering the software infras tructure for applications developed inside different experiments and has been designed with an effort to extrapolate general, physics-related estimators from the specific features of the data model related to each particular experiment. pLISA is oriented towards parallel computing architectures, with awareness of the opportunity of using GPUs as accelerators demanding specifically optimized algorithms and to reduce the costs of pro cessing hardware requested for the reconstruction tasks. Indeed, a fast (ideally, real-time) reconstruction can open the way for the development or improvement of alert systems, typically required by multi-messenger search programmes among the different experi mental facilities involved in ASTERICS.

  20. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    F.M.O. Borges

    2003-12-01

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

  1. ASTER Images the Island of Hawaii

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  2. ASTER Images San Francisco Bay Area

    Science.gov (United States)

    2000-01-01

    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

  3. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset, 1 kilometer, HDF5 V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Emissivity Dataset (GED) land surface temperature and emissivity (LST&E) data...

  4. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset, 100 meter, HDF5 V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Emissivity Dataset (GED) land surface temperature and emissivity (LST&E) data...

  5. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    H.da S. Passos Jr

    1992-01-01

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

  6. Composition of essential oil and allelopathic activity of aromatic water of Aster lanceolatus Willd: (Asteraceae

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Josiane de Fátima Gaspari Dias

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The essential oil obtained from flowers of Aster lanceolatus was submitted the CG-MS and presented as result thirteen substances with largest concentration; among them, the caryophyllene oxide with the larger one. The aromatic water obtained during the extraction process of this essential oil was forwarded to allelopathic test, and demonstrated to be capable to inhibit the germination and growth of Lactuca sativa.O óleo essencial obtido das flores de Aster lanceolatus foi submetido a CG-EM e apresentou como resultado treze substâncias, entre elas o óxido de cariofileno com a maior concentração. A água aromática obtida durante o processo de extração do óleo essencial foi encaminhada para teste alelopático, a qual demonstrou ser capaz de inibir a germinação e crescimento de Lactuca sativa.

  7. Image-based reflectance conversion of ASTER and IKONOS ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    ... for ASTER and IKONOS imagery in this study area and for the purpose of forest structural assessment. This has important implications for the operational use of similar imagery types for forest inventory approaches. Keywords: ASTER; IKONOS; image-based atmospheric correction; plantation forests; surface reflectance

  8. Índices para estimar o tempo transcorrido entre o surto hemorrágico subaracnóideo e a colheita de líquido cefalorraqueano Appraisement of the time elapsed between cerebro-vascular accidents and cerebrospinal fluid examination. An experimental study

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    José M. Marlet

    1973-12-01

    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.Hemorrhagic cerebro-vascular accidents were simulated in dogs by injecting their own blood in the subarachnoidal space. Gathering daily samples of cerebrospinal fluid during 14 days the evolution of the concentrations of oxyhemoglobin and bilirubin using the spectrosphotometric method was studied. The author defines hemoglobin coefficient as being the relatinship between the oxyhemoglobin concentration and the sum of the cerebrospinal fluid pigments and the hemoglobin-bilirubin index as the relationship between the oxyhemoglobin and the bilirubin concentration. After statistical treatment the author concludes that both permit to calculate the time span between the subarachnoidal hemorrhage and the examination of the cerebrospinal fluid. Some suggestions on the practical applicability of these indexes in Clinical Neurology and Preventive Medicine are discussed.

  9. Magnetic manipulation of self-assembled colloidal asters.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Snezhko, A.; Aranson, I. S. (Materials Science Division)

    2011-09-01

    Self-assembled materials must actively consume energy and remain out of equilibrium to support structural complexity and functional diversity. Here we show that a magnetic colloidal suspension confined at the interface between two immiscible liquids and energized by an alternating magnetic field dynamically self-assembles into localized asters and arrays of asters, which exhibit locomotion and shape change. By controlling a small external magnetic field applied parallel to the interface, we show that asters can capture, transport, and position target microparticles. The ability to manipulate colloidal structures is crucial for the further development of self-assembled microrobots

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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. [A zanhic acid based bisglycoside from Aster poliothamnus].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Zhang, Jia-min; Wang, Ming-kui; Li, Bo-gang

    2002-05-01

    To study the chemical constituents from the whole plant of Aster poliothamnus. Separating the chemical constituents by means of chromatography and identifying ther structures on basis of chemical and spectral tecnology. A new triterpene saponin was isolated and identified.

  12. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset, 1 kilometer, Binary V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The AG1kmB.003 dataset was decommissioned as of December 14, 2016. Users are encouraged to use the ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset 1-kilometer (AG1km.003 -...

  13. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset, 100 meter, Binary V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The AG100B.003 dataset was decommissioned as of December 14, 2016. Users are encouraged to use the ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset 100-meter (AG100.003 -...

  14. ASTER L2 Surface Radiance TIR V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The ASTER L2 Surface Radiance TIR is an on-demand product generated using the five thermal infra-red (TIR) Bands (acquired either during the day or night time)...

  15. Fifteen Years of ASTER Data on NASA's Terra Platform

    Science.gov (United States)

    Abrams, M.; Tsu, H.

    2014-12-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is one of five instruments operating on NASA's Terra platform. Launched in 1999, ASTER has been acquiring data for 15 years. ASTER is a joint project between Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; and US NASA. Data processing and distribution are done by both organizations; a joint science team helps to define mission priorities. ASTER acquires ~550 images per day, with a 60 km swath width. A daytime acquisition is three visible bands and a backward-looking stereo band with 15 m resolution, six SWIR bands with 30 m resolution, and 5 TIR bands with 90 m resolution. Nighttime TIR-only data are routinely collected. The stereo capability has allowed the ASTER project to produce a global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) data set, covering the earth's land surfaces from 83 degrees north to 83 degrees south, with 30 m data postings. This is the only (near-) global DEM available to all users at no charge; to date, over 28 million 1-by-1 degree DEM tiles have been distributed. As a general-purpose imaging instrument, ASTER-acquired data are used in numerous scientific disciplines, including: land use/land cover, urban monitoring, urban heat island studies, wetlands studies, agriculture monitoring, forestry, etc. Of particular emphasis has been the acquisition and analysis of data for natural hazard and disaster applications. We have been systematically acquiring images for 15,000 valley glaciers through the USGS Global Land Ice Monitoring from Space Project. The recently published Randolph Glacier Inventory, and the GLIMS book, both relied heavily on ASTER data as the basis for glaciological and climatological studies. The ASTER Volcano Archive is a unique on-line archive of thousands of daytime and nighttime ASTER images of ~1500 active glaciers, along with a growing archive of Landsat images. ASTER was scheduled to target active volcanoes at least 4 times per year, and more frequently for

  16. Evaluación de un método de barrido rápido sobre la superficie para estimar el número total de estados larvarios tardíos de Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae en depósitos de agua de grandes capacidades: comparación con estimativos de pupas

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Claudia M.E. Romero

    2010-08-01

    Conclusión. La estimación precisa del número total de L3/L4 usando el barrido descrito permite proponer el uso de este método para evaluar estrategias de control dirigido a contra estados larvarios.

  17. AVAL - The ASTER Volcanic Ash Library

    Science.gov (United States)

    Williams, D.; Ramsey, M. S.

    2016-12-01

    Volcanic ash is a rich data source for understanding the causal mechanisms behind volcanic eruptions. Petrologic and morphometric information can provide direct information on the characteristics of the parent magma. Understanding how erupted ash interacts with the atmosphere can help quantify the effect that explosive volcanism has on the local to regional climate, whereas a measure of the particle size distribution enables more accurate modeling of plume propagation. Remote sensing is regularly employed to monitor volcanic plumes using a suite of high temporal/low spatial resolution sensors. These methods employ radiative transfer modeling with assumptions of the transmissive properties of infrared energy through the plume to determine ash density, particle size and sulfur dioxide content. However, such approaches are limited to the optically-transparent regions, and the low spatial resolution data are only useful for large-scale trends. In a new approach, we are treating the infrared-opaque regions of the plume in a similar way to a solid emitting surface. This allows high spatial resolution orbital thermal infrared data from the dense proximal plume to be modeled using a linear deconvolution approach coupled with a spectral library to extract the particle size and petrology. The newly created ASTER Volcanic Ash Library (AVAL) provides the end member spectral suite, and is comprised of laboratory emission measurements of volcanic ash taken from a variety of different volcanic settings, to obtain a wide range of petrologies. These samples have been further subdivided into particle size fractions to account for spectral changes due to diffraction effects. Once mapped to the ASTER sensor's spectral resolution, this library is applied to image data and the plume deconvolved to estimate composition and particle size. We have analyzed eruptions at the Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat, Chaitén and Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, both Chile, and Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

  18. ASTER GLOBAL DEM VERSION 3, AND NEW ASTER WATER BODY DATASET

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M. Abrams

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  19. Evaluating the quality of the Digital Elevation Models produced from ASTER stereoscopy for topographic mapping in the Brazilian Amazon Region

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Cleber G. de Oliveira

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Brazilian Amazon is a vast territory rich in natural renewable and non-renewable resources. Due to the adverse environmental condition (rain, cloud, dense vegetation and difficult access, topographic information is still poor, and when available needs to be up-dated or remapped. In this paper, the feasibility of using elevation generated from orbital ASTER- stereo-pairs images for topographic mapping was investigated for the mountainous relief in the Serra dos Carajás, Pará. The quality of information derived from these optical images was evaluated regarding field altimetric measurements. Precise topographic field information acquired from Global Positioning System (GPS was used as Ground Control Points (GCPs for the modeling of the stereoscopic Digital Elevation Models (DEMs and as Independent Check Points (ICPs for the calculation of elevation accuracies. The analysis was performed following two approaches: (1 the use of Root Mean Square Error (RMSE and (2 calculations of trend analysis and accuracy. The investigation has shown that the altimetric accuracy from ASTER fulfilled the Brazilian Map Accuracy Standards elevation requirements for 1:100,000 A Class. In addition, ASTER can provide up-dated planimetric information that is also necessary for cartographic production. Thus, when the environment condition allows the acquisition of stereo-pairs, the use of ASTER can be considered an alternative for semi-detailed topographic mapping in similar environments of the Brazilian Amazon.A Amazônia Brasileira é um rico e vasto território em recursos naturais renováveis e nãorenováveis. Devido às condições ambientais adversas (chuvas, nuvens, vegetação densa e difícil acesso, a informação topográfica ainda é escassa, e quando disponível necessita ser atualizada ou remapeada. Neste trabalho, a viabilidade de usar elevação para mapeamento topográfico por meio de imagens estereoscópicas orbitais ASTER foi investigada para relevo

  20. ASTER satellite observations for international disaster management

    Science.gov (United States)

    Duda, K.A.; Abrams, M.

    2012-01-01

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

  1. Modelo de predicción para estimar el éxito en pérdida de peso en el primer año de cirugía bariátrica en la clínica de obesidad del hospital universitario san ignacio

    OpenAIRE

    Méndez Martínez, Lilia Carolina

    2013-01-01

    Objetivo: Construir y validar un modelo de predicción para determinar el éxito de pérdida de exceso de peso al año de la cirugía bariátrica en pacientes de la Clínica de Obesidad del Hospital Universitario San Ignacio (HUSI). Diseño: Estudio de cohorte prospectiva y modelo de predicción. Lugar: Clínica de Obesidad, Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Bogotá D.C. Población: Usuarios de la Clínica de Obesidad del HUSI sometidos a cirugía bariátrica entre febrero de 2008 y octubre de 2012. Inter...

  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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mayra Luiza Marques da Silva

    2009-12-01

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

  4. ASTER Expedited L1A Reconstructed Unprocessed Instrument Data V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The ASTER Expedited L1A Reconstructed Unprocessed Instrument Data is produced with the express purpose of providing the ASTER Science Team members and others, data...

  5. ASTER Expedited L1B Registered Radiance at the Sensor V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Expedited ASTER Level-1B Registered Radiance at the Sensor data set is produced with the express purpose of providing ASTER Science Team members data of their...

  6. Validation of the ASTER instrument level 1A scene geometry

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kieffer, H.H.; Mullins, K.F.; MacKinnon, D.J.

    2008-01-01

    An independent assessment of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument geometry was undertaken by the U.S. ASTER Team, to confirm the geometric correction parameters developed and applied to Level 1A (radiometrically and geometrically raw with correction parameters appended) ASTER data. The goal was to evaluate the geometric quality of the ASTER system and the stability of the Terra spacecraft. ASTER is a 15-band system containing optical instruments with resolutions from 15- to 90-meters; all geometrically registered products are ultimately tied to the 15-meter Visible and Near Infrared (VNIR) sub-system. Our evaluation process first involved establishing a large database of Ground Control Points (GCP) in the mid-western United States; an area with features of an appropriate size for spacecraft instrument resolutions. We used standard U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Digital Orthophoto Quads (DOQS) of areas in the mid-west to locate accurate GCPs by systematically identifying road intersections and recording their coordinates. Elevations for these points were derived from USGS Digital Elevation Models (DEMS). Road intersections in a swath of nine contiguous ASTER scenes were then matched to the GCPs, including terrain correction. We found no significant distortion in the images; after a simple image offset to absolute position, the RMS residual of about 200 points per scene was less than one-half a VNIR pixel. Absolute locations were within 80 meters, with a slow drift of about 10 meters over the entire 530-kilometer swath. Using strictly simultaneous observations of scenes 370 kilometers apart, we determined a stereo angle correction of 0.00134 degree with an accuracy of one microradian. The mid-west GCP field and the techniques used here should be widely applicable in assessing other spacecraft instruments having resolutions from 5 to 50-meters. ?? 2008 American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

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

    1996-12-31

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

  11. Bioensayo microbiano para estimar los nutrimentos disponibles en los abonos organicos: calibracion en el campo

    OpenAIRE

    Eduardo Salas; Carlos Ram\\u00EDrez

    2001-01-01

    Se demostr6 recientemente que el aumento nude la biomasa microbiana en una mezcla de sue- calo: abono organico (9:1), suplementada con gluco- sa como fuente de carbono, fue proporcional al crecimiento de una planta indicadora (sorgo) cre- cida en el mismo sustrato. En la presente investi- gaci6n se determina si este bioensayo es de utili- dad como gufa en la fertilizaci6n de los cultivos con abonos organicos, mediante la siembra en el campo de chile dulce (Capsicum ...

  12. Aproximaciones unidimensionales para estimar la eficiencia de aleta en intercambiadores tubulares con aletas continuas

    OpenAIRE

    Suárez, Felipe; Martínez, Osvaldo Miguel; Mariani, Néstor Javier; Barreto, Guillermo Fernando

    2015-01-01

    En este trabajo se propone un modelo unidimensional denominado de dos aletas radiales equivalentes. El mismo representa una extensión del de una aleta radial equivalente y permite mejorar la capacidad predictiva. El parámetro principal del modelo de dos aletas se obtiene estableciendo que el mismo replique exactamente el comportamiento térmico (eficiencia de aleta) de una aleta continua real (2D) cuando la velocidad de transferencia de calor por conducción a través de la aleta es relativament...

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    Athale, Chaitanya A.; Dinarina, Ana; Nedelec, Francois; Karsenti, Eric

    2014-02-01

    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.

  14. Validation of MODIS Active Fire Products With Coincident ASTER Data

    Science.gov (United States)

    Csiszar, I. A.; Morisette, J. T.; Giglio, L.; Justice, C. O.

    2002-12-01

    Satellites provide valuable information for the large-scale monitoring of biomass burning over the globe. However, the accuracy of the satellite-derived fire products needs to be determined. An active fire product from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on board the polar orbiter Terra satellite has been available since 2000. A unique feature of the Terra satellite is the availability of coincident high resolution data from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). In this study we used the elevated signal in the 30 m resolution ASTER channel 9 at 2.4 micron to characterize fires within the 1-km MODIS pixels. The probability of MODIS detection was determined by logistic regression as a function of sub-pixel fractional fire coverage and spatial heterogeneity. Examples of individual fires and summarized statistics will be presented for various regions of the globe. The effects of algorithm changes on product accuracy will also be discussed. This work is being undertaken in the framework of the international GOFC/GOLD-Fire program. Involvement of regional scientists in validation of satellite data products is encouraged and will help build a user community informed on the capabilities and limitations of a given product for subsequent application.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    A. Beiranvand Pour

    2015-10-01

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

  16. Comparing Landsat-7 ETM+ and ASTER Imageries to Estimate Daily Evapotranspiration Within a Mediterranean Vineyard Watershed

    Science.gov (United States)

    Montes, Carlo; Jacob, Frederic

    2017-01-01

    We compared the capabilities of Landsat-7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) imageries for mapping daily evapotranspiration (ET) within a Mediterranean vineyard watershed. We used Landsat and ASTER data simultaneously collected on four dates in 2007 and 2008, along with the simplified surface energy balance index (S-SEBI) model. We used previously ground-validated good quality ASTER estimates as reference, and we analyzed the differences with Landsat retrievals in light of the instrumental factors and methodology. Although Landsat and ASTER retrievals of S-SEBI inputs were different, estimates of daily ET from the two imageries were similar. This is ascribed to the S-SEBI spatial differencing in temperature, and opens the path for using historical Landsat time series over vineyards.

  17. ASTER L2 Surface Reflectance VNIR and Crosstalk Corrected SWIR V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The ASTER L2 Surface Reflectance is a multi-file product that contains atmospherically corrected data for both the Visible Near-Infrared (VNIR) and Shortwave...

  18. LBA-ECO LC-23 ASTER and MODIS Fire Data Comparison for Brazil: 2003-2004

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — ABSTRACT: This data set contains data associated with MODIS fire maps generated using two different algorithms and compared against fire maps produced by ASTER....

  19. SAFARI 2000 ASTER and MODIS Fire Data Comparison, Dry Season 2001

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — These data relate to a paper (Morisette et al., 2005) that describes the use of high spatial resolution ASTER data to determine the accuracy of the moderate...

  20. LBA-ECO LC-23 ASTER and MODIS Fire Data Comparison for Brazil: 2003-2004

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set contains data associated with MODIS fire maps generated using two different algorithms and compared against fire maps produced by ASTER. These data...

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

    Data.gov (United States)

    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 100-meter Binary V003 - AG100B

    Data.gov (United States)

    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...

  3. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset Monthly 0.05 degree NetCDF4

    Data.gov (United States)

    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)...

  4. ASTER L1B Registered Radiance at the Sensor V003

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The ASTER Level-1B Registered Radiance at the Sensor product contains radiometrically calibrated and geometrically co-registered data for the acquired channels of...

  5. High-resolution gulf water skin temperature estimation using TIR/ASTER

    Digital Repository Service at National Institute of Oceanography (India)

    Kunte, P.D.; ManiMurali, R.; Mahender, K.

    Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is the highest-resolution multi-spectral thermal infrared (TIR) sensor currently available on a polar-orbiting spacecraft which allows surface temperature estimation, at a...

  6. ASTER Global Emissivity Data Set Monthly 0.05 degree V041 - AG5KMMOH

    Data.gov (United States)

    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)...

  7. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset, Monthly, 0.05 deg, HDF5 V041

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Emissivity Dataset (GED) is a collection of monthly files (see known issues for gaps)...

  8. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset, Monthly, 0.05 deg, netCDF4 V004

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The AG5KMMOH.004 dataset was decommissioned as of December 14, 2016. Users are encouraged to use Version 4.1 of ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset, Monthly, 0.05...

  9. ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset, Monthly, 0.05 deg, HDF5 V004

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The AG5KMMOH.004 dataset was decommissioned as of December 14, 2016. Users are encouraged to use Version 4.1 of ASTER Global Emissivity Dataset, Monthly, 0.05...

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

  11. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ricardo Giesecke

    2004-12-01

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

  12. Thermal remote sensing of ice-debris landforms using ASTER

    Science.gov (United States)

    Brenning, A.; Peña, M. A.; Long, S.; Soliman, A.

    2011-10-01

    Remote sensors face challenges in characterizing mountain permafrost and ground thermal conditions or mapping rock glaciers and debris-covered glaciers. We explore the potentials of thermal imaging and in particular thermal inertia mapping in mountain cryospheric research, focusing on the relationships between ground surface temperatures and the presence of ice-debris landforms on one side and land surface temperature (LST) and apparent thermal inertia (ATI) on the other. In our case study we utilize ASTER daytime and nighttime imagery and in-situ measurements of near-surface ground temperature (NSGT) in the Mediterranean Andes during a snow-free and dry observation period in late summer. Spatial patterns of LST and NSGT were mostly consistent with each other both at daytime and at nighttime. Daytime LST over ice-debris landforms was decreased and ATI consequently increased compared to other debris surfaces under otherwise equal conditions, but NSGT showed contradictory results, which underlines the complexity and possible scale dependence of ATI in heterogeneous substrates with the presence of a thermal mismatch and a heat sink at depth. While our results demonstrate the utility of thermal imaging and ATI mapping in a mountain cryospheric context, further research is needed for a better interpretation of ATI patterns in complex thermophysical conditions

  13. Neuroprotective effects of butterbur and rough aster against kainic Acid-induced oxidative stress in mice.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Oh, Sang Hee; Sok, Dai-Eun; Kim, Mee Ree

    2005-01-01

    The separate and combined neuroprotective effects of rough aster (Aster scaber) and butterbur (Petasite japonicus) extracts against oxidative damage in the brain of mice challenged with kainic acid were examined by comparing behavioral changes and biochemical parameters of oxidative stress. Rough aster butanol extract (400 mg/kg) and/or butterbur butanol extract (150 or 400 mg/kg) were administered to male ICR mice, 6-8 weeks old, through a gavage for 4 days consecutively, and on day 4, kainic acid (50 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally. Compared with the vehicle-treated control, no significant changes in body and brain weight were observed in mice administered rough aster or butterbur butanol extract. Administration of kainic acid only, causing a lethality of approximately 54%, resulted in a significant decrease of total glutathione level and increase of thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) value in brain tissue. The administration of butterbur or rough aster extract (400 mg/kg) decreased the lethality (50%) of kainic acid to 25%, alleviated the behavioral signs of neurotoxicity, restored the cytosolic glutathione level of brain homogenate to approximately 80% (P butterbur extract at a low dose (150 mg/kg), the combination of rough aster extract and butterbur extract reduced the lethality to 12.5%. Moreover, the combination delayed the onset time of behavioral signs by twofold, and significantly preserved the level of cytosolic glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase activities. However, the other biochemical parameters were not altered significantly by the combination. Thus, the combination of two vegetable extracts significantly increased the neuroprotective action against kainic acid-induced neurotoxicity. Based on these findings, the combination of butterbur extract and rough aster extract contains a functional agent or agents that protect against oxidative stress in the brain of mice.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  15. Uso de imagens do sensor ASTER na identificação de níveis de degradação em pastagens Use of ASTER sensor images for the identification of levels of pasture degradation

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Melchior C. Nascimento

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available O manejo inadequado e a baixa disponibilidade de nutrientes nos solos da Zona da Mata de Minas Gerais, têm resultado em baixas produtividades de pastagens, aparecimento de solos descobertos e perdas de solo por erosão. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a capacidade das imagens do sensor ASTER em identificar diferentes níveis de degradação de pastagens. A área de estudo inclui parte dos municípios de Viçosa, Teixeiras e São Miguel do Anta, perfazendo cerca de 3.314 ha. Devido às características das pastagens da região, foram utilizados quatro níveis de degradação: leve, moderada, forte e muito forte. A classe que apresentou maior erro de classificação foi a pastagem com nível de degradação muito forte (Pastagem 4, com 53,91% dos pixels classificados, confundindo-se com as demais classes. A pastagem com nível de degradação moderada (Pastagem 2 apresentou a melhor classificação. Da área avaliada, aproximadamente 70% correspondem a pastagens, sendo 56,46% classificadas como fortemente degradadas; 28,73% Mata/Capoeira e 1,54% plantações de café. Os resultados permitiram concluir que as imagens do sensor ASTER apresentaram um potencial satisfatório para separar os diferentes níveis de degradação de pastagens.The improper management and the low availability of nutrients of soils in "Zona da Mata" in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, have led to low productivity of natural pasture, emergence of bare soils and soil losses by erosion. The objective of this work was to evaluate the capacity of ASTER sensor images to identify different levels of degradation in pasture lands. The studied area includes part of Viçosa, Teixeiras, and São Miguel do Anta municipalities, forming a total area around 3,314 ha. Due to natural characteristics of the pasture in this region, four levels of degradation were used: light, moderate, strong, and very strong. The class that showed the highest error in the classification was the very strong

  16. Influencia del fotoperiodo en el desarrollo floral de plantas de Solidago chilensis, Aster ericoides ev. 'Monteeasino' y Solidago x luteus Influenee of photoperiod on floral development in plants of Solidago chilensis, Aster ericoides ev. 'Monteeasino' and Solidago x tuteus

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Flórez Roncancio Victor J.

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Solidago x luteus es un híbrido interespecífico entre Solidago ptarmicoides y Solidago canadensis. Este híbrido, Solidago chilensis y Aster ericoides cv. 'Montecasino' son las especies objeto del presente estudio. Son plantas típicas de días largos, las cuales crecen como rosetas en días cortos y son explotadas para flor de corte. Se observaron características vegetativas y reproductivas de estas especies en condiciones fotoperiódicas de 8h y 20h y, en Solidago x luteus, por su mejor performance en cuanto a la inducción floral, se realizaron estudios de comportamiento fotoperiódico del desarrollo desde el botón floral hasta antesis. En forma general, en las tres especies estudiadas, los fotoperíodos largos promueven inducción floral y aumento en el número de ramificaciones laterales y de hojas. En días cortos, las
    plantas de Solidago chilensis permanecieron en roseta, en las de Solidago x luteus hubo inducción y antesis floral, en tanto que, en Aster ericoides, había plantas en roseta y plantas inducidas. La evidencia de que los días cortos aceleraban la antesis floral en plantas de Solidago x luteus, inducidas en
    días largos, se fortaleció con el experimento de diferente duración en días cortos (5; 10 y 15 días; lo cual se confirmó en experimentos subsecuentes, en donde se comprobó que la planta responde a los fotoperíodos cortos (8h; 10h y 12h, acelerando la antesis y a los fotoperíodos largos (16h y 20h, retardándola y los fotoperiódos entre 12h y 16h (14h  estarían en una situación de transición entre días cortos y días largos, caracterizando, así, una respuesta cuantitativa con el aumento del fotoperíodo.
    Solidago x luteus is a hybrid between Solidago ptarmicoides and Solidago canadensis. This hybrid, Solidago chilensis and Aster ericoides cv. 'Montecasino' are the subject of the present work. They are typically long-day plants which grow as rosettes in short days and are exploited as cut

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

    OpenAIRE

    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 ...

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Changqing Ke

    2007-12-01

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

  19. Anti-cancer activity of Aster tataricus on SCC-9 human oral ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Background: Oral squamous carcinoma is a head and neck cancer, which is one of the types of malignant cancers. Present study evaluates the anticancer activity of Aster tataricus (AT) on SCC-9 human oral squamous carcinoma. Materials and Methods: Ethanol extract of AT was prepared by a standard procedure of ...

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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. First detection of Aster Yellows caused by phytoplasma on Camelina sativa L. in South Dakota

    Science.gov (United States)

    Camelina is an oilseed crop that has been introduced to South Dakota primarily for biofuel production. Camelina plants (cv. ‘S0-40’) exhibiting symptoms typical of aster yellows infection were observed in a 10-acre demonstration plot at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm in Hughes County, South Dakota ...

  2. Cyanodermella asteris sp. nov. (Ostropales) from the inflorescence axis of Aster tataricus

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Jahn, Linda; Schafhauser, Thomas; Pan, Stefan

    2017-01-01

    An endophytic fungus isolated from the inflorescence axis of Aster tataricus is proposed as a new species. Phylogenetic analyses based on sequences from the ribosomal DNA cluster (the ITS1+5.8S+ITS2, 18S, and 28S regions) and the RPB2 gene revealed a relationship between the unknown fungus...

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

  4. Ecosystem engineering effects of Aster tripolium and Salicornia procumbens saltmarsh on macrofaunal community structure

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    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

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

  6. The ecotope influence on anatomo-morphological features of Aster amellus L.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Natalia A. Leonova

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The article regarded to Aster amellus– rare species within floristic complex of the Penza region. It is listed in the Red Book of the Penza region. The correlation was revealed between the anatomical and morphological plant structure and the environmental conditions of its habitat.

  7. GLACIER VOLUME CHANGE ESTIMATION USING TIME SERIES OF IMPROVED ASTER DEMS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    L. Girod

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available 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

  8. [Cross comparison of ASTER and Landsat ETM+ multispectral measurements for NDVI and SAVI vegetation indices].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Xu, Han-qiu; Zhang, Tie-jun

    2011-07-01

    The present paper investigates the quantitative relationship between the NDVI and SAVI vegetation indices of Landsat and ASTER sensors based on three tandem image pairs. The study examines how well ASTER sensor vegetation observations replicate ETM+ vegetation observations, and more importantly, the difference in the vegetation observations between the two sensors. The DN values of the three image pairs were first converted to at-sensor reflectance to reduce radiometric differences between two sensors, images. The NDVI and SAVI vegetation indices of the two sensors were then calculated using the converted reflectance. The quantitative relationship was revealed through regression analysis on the scatter plots of the vegetation index values of the two sensors. The models for the conversion between the two sensors, vegetation indices were also obtained from the regression. The results show that the difference does exist between the two sensors, vegetation indices though they have a very strong positive linear relationship. The study found that the red and near infrared measurements differ between the two sensors, with ASTER generally producing higher reflectance in the red band and lower reflectance in the near infrared band than the ETM+ sensor. This results in the ASTER sensor producing lower spectral vegetation index measurements, for the same target, than ETM+. The relative spectral response function differences in the red and near infrared bands between the two sensors are believed to be the main factor contributing to their differences in vegetation index measurements, because the red and near infrared relative spectral response features of the ASTER sensor overlap the vegetation "red edge" spectral region. The obtained conversion models have high accuracy with a RMSE less than 0.04 for both sensors' inter-conversion between corresponding vegetation indices.

  9. Evaluacion de viabilidad para la proteccion de la Costa Caribe Colombiana de aumentos en el nivel del mar: un enfoque de valoracion economica

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Cardoso, Andrea; Benhin, James

    2011-01-01

    .... El Metodo de Valoracion Contingente fue utilizado para estimar los beneficios del mercado y del no-mercado, utilizando una muestra aleatoria de 504 encuestados en Barranquilla, Cartagena y Santa Marta...

  10. Estudio de costos para la elaboración de galletas enriquecidas con proteína en la fabrica de galletas 'B'

    OpenAIRE

    Coulter, J.; Mora, Y.

    1985-01-01

    Este trabajo se planteó estimar los costos de producción para la elaboración de galletas enriquecidas con proteínas de pescado. Fijar un precio justo desde el punto de vista del Estado y el empresario, y estimar el costo total de un contrato para alimentar a 40,000 niños en Guayaquil, durante 120 días escolares. La ración por niño 36 g.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  12. Estimation of Tree Size Diversity Using Object Oriented Texture Analysis and Aster Imagery

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ozdemir Senturk

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates the potential of object-based texture parameters extracted from 15m spatial resolution ASTER imagery for estimating tree size diversity in a Mediterranean forested landscape in Turkey. Tree size diversity based on tree basal area was determined using the Shannon index and Gini Coefficient at the sampling plot level. Image texture parameters were calculated based on the grey level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM for various image segmentation levels. Analyses of relationships between tree size diversity and texture parameters found that relationships between the Gini Coefficient and the GLCM values were the most statistically significant, with the highest correlation (r=0.69 being with GLCM Homogeneity values. In contrast, Shannon Index values were weakly correlated with image derived texture parameters. The results suggest that 15m resolution Aster imagery has considerable potential in estimating tree size diversity based on the Gini Coefficient for heterogeneous Mediterranean forests.

  13. Normalizing Landsat and ASTER Data Using MODIS Data Products for Forest Change Detection

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gao, Feng; Masek, Jeffrey G.; Wolfe, Robert E.; Tan, Bin

    2010-01-01

    Monitoring forest cover and its changes are a major application for optical remote sensing. In this paper, we present an approach to integrate Landsat, ASTER and MODIS data for forest change detection. Moderate resolution (10-100m) images (e.g. Landsat and ASTER) acquired from different seasons and times are normalized to one "standard" date using MODIS data products as reference. The normalized data are then used to compute forest disturbance index for forest change detection. Comparing to the results from original data, forest disturbance index from the normalized images is more consistent spatially and temporally. This work demonstrates an effective approach for mapping forest change over a large area from multiple moderate resolution sensors on various acquisition dates.

  14. Evaluation of the acute and subchronic toxicity of Aster tataricus L.F. ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    ... on the liver; much less on the heart. The LD50 was 15.74 g/kg BW in mice, and the subchronic toxicity study, used a dosage of 0.34 g/kg/d.BW, showed that the toxic components of Aster tataricus L. f. were mainly concentrated in the petroleum ether fraction, followed by the ethyl acetate fraction, the n-butyl alcohol fraction, ...

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rusli, N.; Majid, M. R.; Din, A. H. M.

    2014-02-01

    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.

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

    OpenAIRE

    Abbasi, M.; Riyahi Bakhtyarib, H. R.

    2012-01-01

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

  17. Accuracy Enhancement of ASTER Global Digital Elevation Models Using ICESat Data

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Peter Reinartz

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Global Digital Elevation Models (GDEM are considered very attractive for current research and application areas due to their free and wide range accessibility. The ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model exhibits the highest spatial resolution data of all global DEMs and it is generated for almost the whole globe. Unfortunately, ASTERGDEM data include many artifacts and height errors that decrease the quality and elevation accuracy significantly. This study provides a method for quality improvement of the ASTER GDEM data by correcting systematic height errors using ICESat laser altimetry data and removing artifacts and anomalies based on a segment-based outlier detection and elimination algorithm. Additionally, elevation errors within water bodies are corrected using a water mask produced from a high-resolution shoreline data set. Results indicate that the accuracy of the corrected ASTER GDEM is significantly improved and most artifacts are appropriately eliminated. Nevertheless, artifacts containing lower height values with respect to the neighboring ground pixels are not entirely eliminated due to confusion with some real non-terrain 3D objects. The proposed method is particularly useful for areas where other high quality DEMs such as SRTM are not available.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M. Sharafi

    2013-09-01

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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  3. Una propuesta metodologica para estimar los cambios sobre el valor de la propiedad: estudio de caso para Bogota aplicando Propensity Score Matching y Precios Hedonicos Espaciales

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Andres Perdomo, Jorge

    2010-01-01

    ... los favorecio en proximidad a un portal o estacion del sistema. Mots cle : Evaluation d'impact, Propensity Score Matching, modele de prix hedonique spatiaux, changement dans la valeur des immeubles, TransMilenio. Classification JEL : L92, R11, C14, C25, C52.

  4. Marine Boundary Layer Cloud Property Retrievals from High-Resolution ASTER Observations: Case Studies and Comparison with Terra MODIS

    Science.gov (United States)

    Werner, Frank; Wind, Galina; Zhang, Zhibo; Platnick, Steven; Di Girolamo, Larry; Zhao, Guangyu; Amarasinghe, Nandana; Meyer, Kerry

    2016-01-01

    A research-level retrieval algorithm for cloud optical and microphysical properties is developed for the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) aboard the Terra satellite. It is based on the operational MODIS algorithm. This paper documents the technical details of this algorithm and evaluates the retrievals for selected marine boundary layer cloud scenes through comparisons with the operational MODIS Data Collection 6 (C6) cloud product. The newly developed, ASTERspecific cloud masking algorithm is evaluated through comparison with an independent algorithm reported in Zhao and Di Girolamo (2006). To validate and evaluate the cloud optical thickness (tau) and cloud effective radius (r(sub eff)) from ASTER, the high-spatial-resolution ASTER observations are first aggregated to the same 1000m resolution as MODIS. Subsequently, tau(sub aA) and r(sub eff, aA) retrieved from the aggregated ASTER radiances are compared with the collocated MODIS retrievals. For overcast pixels, the two data sets agree very well with Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficients of R greater than 0.970. However, for partially cloudy pixels there are significant differences between r(sub eff, aA) and the MODIS results which can exceed 10 micrometers. Moreover, it is shown that the numerous delicate cloud structures in the example marine boundary layer scenes, resolved by the high-resolution ASTER retrievals, are smoothed by the MODIS observations. The overall good agreement between the research-level ASTER results and the operational MODIS C6 products proves the feasibility of MODIS-like retrievals from ASTER reflectance measurements and provides the basis for future studies concerning the scale dependency of satellite observations and three-dimensional radiative effects.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mars, John C.; Rowan, Lawrence 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 μm and 2.31–2.33 μm, whereas the sandstone, argillite, and adjacent alluvial deposits exhibit intense Si-O absorption near 8.7 μm caused mainly by quartz and Al-OH absorption near 2.20 μm 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 μm (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 preexisting 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 μm, respectively, which suggest that the contact aureole rocks contain muscovite, 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

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

  7. Extraction of Forest Stands Parameters from Aster Data in Open Forest

    Science.gov (United States)

    Abbasi, M.; Riyahi Bakhtyarib, H. R.

    2012-07-01

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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    M. Abbasi

    2012-07-01

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

  9. Mapping of crop calendar events by object-based analysis of MODIS and ASTER images

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    A.I. De Castro

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A method to generate crop calendar and phenology-related maps at a parcel level of four major irrigated crops (rice, maize, sunflower and tomato is shown. The method combines images from the ASTER and MODIS sensors in an object-based image analysis framework, as well as testing of three different fitting curves by using the TIMESAT software. Averaged estimation of calendar dates were 85%, from 92% in the estimation of emergence and harvest dates in rice to 69% in the case of harvest date in tomato.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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?

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  13. Utility of ASTER and Landsat for quantifying hydrochemical concentrations in abandoned gold mining.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tesfamichael, Solomon G; Ndlovu, Aros

    2017-10-21

    The effect of mining on water resources is severe and requires careful monitoring and management. Remote sensing has been used to characterize water quality indicators in efforts to fight mine-induced contamination. Much focus has however been placed on producing a qualitative classification of water qualities. Moreover, the number of variables considered in most studies is relatively small for a large number of hydrochemical constituents common in water bodies associated with gold mining activities. This study is aimed at quantifying a comprehensive list of field- and laboratory-measured chemical constituents of water samples from abandoned mines using remotely-sensed data. Akaike's Information Criterion was used to estimate each of the constituents using statistical values derived from individual bands of ASTER and Landsat data as predictors. Fairly good accuracies were obtained for constituents such as redox potential (Eh), major anions and cations. In contrast, trace elements correlated poorly with ASTER and Landsat bands, due mainly to a sampling anomaly. The performances of the two images in estimating the constituents were comparable. These findings suggest the potential of multispectral, moderate spatial resolution remote sensing for quantifying different hydrochemical properties of water bodies in mining environments. Further studies are however encouraged to enhance accuracies and reliability using a greater number of samples than was used in this study to capture the variability present in the population. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  15. Morphometric analysis of sub-watershed in parts of Western Ghats, South India using ASTER DEM

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Evangelin Ramani Sujatha

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Morphometric analysis is a key to understand the hydrological process and hence is a prerequisite for the assessment of hydrological characteristics of surface water basin. Morphometric analysis to determine the drainage characteristics of Palar sub-watershed, a part of Shanmukha watershed in the Amaravati sub-catchment is done using Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Global Digital Elevation Model (ASTER GDEM data, and is supplemented with topographical maps in geographical information systems platform. This study uses ASTER GDEM data to extract morphometric features of a mountain stream at micro-watershed level. The sub-watershed is divided into six micro-watersheds. The sub-watershed includes a sixth-order stream. Lower stream orders, in particular first-order streams, dominate the sub-watershed. Development of stream segments is controlled by slope and local relief. Drainage pattern of the sub-watershed and micro-watersheds is dendritic in general. The mean bifurcation ratio of the sub-watershed is 3.69 but its variation between the various stream orders suggests structural control in the development of stream network. The shape factors reveal the elongation of the sub-watershed and micro-watersheds.The relief ratio reveals the high discharge capability of the sub-watershed and meagre groundwater potential. This study is a useful tool for planning strategies in control of soil erosion and soil conservation.

  16. Air pollution monitoring through the application of atmospheric correction for ASTER imagery

    Science.gov (United States)

    Themistocleous, Kyriacos; Diofantos, Hadjimitsis G.

    2009-09-01

    This paper presents the results obtained through the application of atmospheric correction on ASTER images for deriving the aerosol optical thickness (AOT). The literature shows that there is a gap in correlating the determined or measured AOT through the visible and near-infrared spectrum with the air-pollutants such as PM10, PM2.5, CO2, etc. This research investigates such aspects by acquiring sun-photometer measurements, image data, and air-pollutants measurements during the satellite overpass of the urban areas in Paphos and Limassol District in Cyprus. AOT values delivered from MODIS satellite images are regressed against the sun-photometer ground-based measurements. The determined AOT values from both sources are compared with the AOT values retrieved from ASTER and/or LANDSAT TM /ETM+ images. Preliminary results show that the AOT retrieved after applying an atmospheric correction from the images was very near to those found from the sun-photometers acquired simultaneous during the satellite overpass.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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 weight and fat mass in obese humans, suggesting that ASE may be a potential therapeutic candidate for reducing obesity. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. ASTER L1B satellite data applied to geothermal in Cuba

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    W. Ma

    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

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    Stefanov, W. L.

    2002-12-01

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

  2. Integration of spectral, thermal, and textural features of ASTER data using Random Forests classification for lithological mapping

    Science.gov (United States)

    Masoumi, Feizollah; Eslamkish, Taymour; Abkar, Ali Akbar; Honarmand, Mehdi; Harris, Jeff R.

    2017-05-01

    The ensemble classifier, Random Forests (RF), is assessed for mapping lithology using the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) imagery over an area in southern Iran. The study area in the northern part of Rabor in the Kerman's Cenozoic magmatic arc (KCMA) is well exposed and contains some copper mineralization occurrences. In this research, the following six groups of ASTER datasets were used for RF classification: nine spectral bands in the VNIR and SWIR, five thermal bands in TIR, all 14 bands (including VNIR, SWIR, and TIR), band ratios, texture features, and principal components (PCs). The results showed that band ratios and all ASTER bands were able to more efficiently discriminate rock units than PC and texture images. The overall classification accuracies achieved were 62.58%, 55.40%, 65.04%, 67.12%, 54.54%, and 53.99% for the nine VNIR/SWIR bands, five TIR bands, all ASTER bands, band ratios, textural, and PCs datasets, respectively. Four datasets including all ASTER bands, band ratios, textural, and PCs datasets (37 bands) were combined as one group and applied in second RF classification which led to increase overall accuracy (up to 81.52%). Based on the four classified maps, an uncertainty map was produced to identify areas of variable (uncertain) classification results, which revealed that approximately 21.43% of all pixels on the classified map were highly uncertain. The RF algorithm found that 12 of the predictors were more important in the classification process. These predictors were used in a third RF classification, which resulted in an overall classification accuracy of 77.21%. Thus, the third RF classification decreases the accuracy. Field observations were used to validate our classification results.

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

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

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

    2011-01-01

    by a high spatial resolution of about 1 m and elevation accuracy of 20–30 cm root mean square error (RMSE). The LiDAR data sets used were acquired during ice-monitoring campaigns carried out from 2003 to 2008. The study areas include ice-free regions, local ice caps and the ice sheet margin. A linear error...... of 15–65 m was derived, which is far greater than the 20-m product specification. This estimation is biased by both the seasonal and the climatic changes in local ice caps because the ASTER GDEM was computed from imagery acquired in the period 2000–2009. High sloping areas along the coastal regions...

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    D. Gesch

    2012-07-01

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

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    Pánková, Hana; Raabová, Jana; Münzbergová, Zuzana

    2014-01-01

    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 adaptation studies

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hana Pánková

    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

  7. 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

    Data.gov (United States)

    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...

  8. AsTeRICS: a new flexible solution for people with motor disabilities in upper limbs and its implication for rehabilitation procedures.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Morales, Blanca; Diaz-Orueta, Unai; García-Soler, Álvaro; Pecyna, Karol; Ossmann, Roland; Nussbaum, Gerhard; Veigl, Christoph; Weiss, Christoph; Acedo, Javier; Soria-Frisch, Aureli

    2013-11-01

    To present the AsTeRICS construction set, and examine different combinations of sensors installed in the platform and how users interact with them. Nearly 50 participants from Austria, Poland and Spain were included in the study. They had a heterogeneous range of diagnoses, but as a common feature all of them experienced motor limitations in their upper limbs. The study included a 1 h session with each participant where the user interacted with a personalized combination of sensors, based on a previous assessment on their motor capabilities performed by healthcare professionals. The sensors worked as substitutes for a standard QWERTY keyboard and a standard mouse. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to obtain participants' opinions. All collected data were analyzed based on the qualitative methodology. The findings illustrated that AsTeRICS is a flexible platform whose sensors can adapt to different degrees of users' motor capabilities, thus facilitating in most cases the interaction of the participants with a common computer. AsTeRICS platform can improve the interaction between people with mobility limitations and computers. It can provide access to new technologies and become a promising tool that can be integrated in physical rehabilitation programs for people with motor disabilities in their upper limbs. The AsTeRICS platform offers an interesting tool to interface and support the computerized rehabilitation program of the patients. Due to AsTeRICS platform high usability features, family and rehabilitation professionals can learn how to use the AsTeRICS platform quickly fostering the key role of their involvement on patients' rehabilitation. AsTeRICS is a flexible, extendable, adaptable and affordable technology adapted for using computer, environmental control, mobile phone, rehabilitation programs and mechatronic systems. AsTeRICS makes possible an easy reconfiguration and integration of new functionalities, such as biofeedback rehabilitation

  9. Methodology to estimate the cost of the severe accidents risk / maximum benefit; Metodologia para estimar el costo del riesgo de accidentes severos / beneficio maximo

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Mendoza, G.; Flores, R. M.; Vega, E., E-mail: gozalo.mendoza@inin.gob.mx [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2016-09-15

    For programs and activities to manage aging effects, any changes to plant operations, inspections, maintenance activities, systems and administrative control procedures during the renewal period should be characterized, designed to manage the effects of aging as required by 10 Cfr Part 54 that could impact the environment. Environmental impacts significantly different from those described in the final environmental statement for the current operating license should be described in detail. When complying with the requirements of a license renewal application, the Severe Accident Mitigation Alternatives (SAMA) analysis is contained in a supplement to the environmental report of the plant that meets the requirements of 10 Cfr Part 51. In this paper, the methodology for estimating the cost of severe accidents risk is established and discussed, which is then used to identify and select the alternatives for severe accident mitigation, which are analyzed to estimate the maximum benefit that an alternative could achieve if this eliminate all risk. Using the regulatory analysis techniques of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) estimates the cost of severe accidents risk. The ultimate goal of implementing the methodology is to identify candidates for SAMA that have the potential to reduce the severe accidents risk and determine if the implementation of each candidate is cost-effective. (Author)

  10. Modelo para Estimar la Competitividad Portuaria: Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán en la Cuenca del Pacífico.

    OpenAIRE

    Solis Navarrete, José Alberto

    2012-01-01

    El comercio internacional se ha vuelto una de las actividades económicas fundamentales de toda nación. Su crecimiento se ha visto reflejado en la firma de tratados comerciales, la expansión hacia nuevos mercados y una nueva configuración en donde la Cuenca del Pacífico cobra vital importancia particularmente en las transacciones marítimas. En el contexto del transporte marítimo, son los puertos la infraestructura que permite la entrada y salida de mercancías, además del prin...

  11. Entomología forense: el ciclo de vida de la mosca verde Phaenicia eximia (Wiedemann (Diptera: Calliphoridae, como herramienta para estimar el intervalo post-mortem

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Enio B. Cano

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el ciclo de vida de la mosca verde Phaenicia eximia (Wiedemann en condiciones controladas de laboratorio a 26 o C, con una humedad relativa de 75% y un período de iluminación de 12 h de luz y 12 h de oscuridad. El tiempo promedio de desarrollo estimado desde la oviposición hasta la salida de los adultos fue de 306 h (una media de casi 13 días. Bajo estas condiciones de temperatura y humedad, los huevos duran cerca de 19 h (0.8 días, las larvas duran unas 170 h (7.1 días y las pupas unas 116 h (4.8 días. En los meses secos y fríos de noviembre y diciembre en condiciones naturales, el ciclo de vida empírico fue de 25 días, implicando que las bajas temperaturas ralentizan el crecimiento y las altas lo aceleran. Se discute acerca de la importancia del ciclo de vida en la estimación del intervalo post-mortem en casos de muertes violentas en Guatemala.

  12. Entomología forense: el ciclo de vida de la mosca verde Phaenicia eximia (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), como herramienta para estimar el intervalo post-mortem

    OpenAIRE

    Enio B. Cano

    2017-01-01

    Se estudió el ciclo de vida de la mosca verde Phaenicia eximia (Wiedemann) en condiciones controladas de laboratorio a 26 o C, con una humedad relativa de 75% y un período de iluminación de 12 h de luz y 12 h de oscuridad. El tiempo promedio de desarrollo estimado desde la oviposición hasta la salida de los adultos fue de 306 h (una media de casi 13 días). Bajo estas condiciones de temperatura y humedad, los huevos duran cerca de 19 h (0.8 días), las larvas duran unas 170 h (7.1 días) y las p...

  13. Desarrollo de un cuestionario para estimar las habilidades digitales de estudiantes universitarios/Development of a questionnaire to estimate undergraduate digital skills

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Javier Organista-Sandoval; Gilles Lavigne; Arturo Serrano-Santoyo; Maribel Sandoval-Silva

    2017-01-01

      The purpose of this article is to show the methodological route carried out to develop a questionnaire to estimate the educational digital skills of students of a Mexican public university as well as...

  14. UTILIZACIÓN DE TARJETAS INTELIGENTES PARA ESTIMAR MATRICES ORIGEN-DESTINO. APLICACIÓN AL SISTEMA MEGABÚS, PEREIRA

    OpenAIRE

    Marvin Luis Jiménez Narváez; José A. Soto Mejía

    2016-01-01

    E n la planificación operativa de los sistemas de transporte es fundamental contar con una caracterización de la demanda del servicio por medio de una matriz origen- destino (OD) de viajes. Esta matriz es estimada frecuentemente mediante técnicas de muestreo estadístico que ofrecen resultados de gran calidad pero requieren diseño e implementación compleja y de alto costo. Así, se hace pertinente aprovechar la información de los registros de...

  15. EXPLORACIÓN CON REDES NEURONALES ARTIFICIALES PARA ESTIMAR LA RESISTENCIA A LA COMPRESIÓN, EN CONCRETOS FIBROREFORZADOS CON ACERO

    OpenAIRE

    Luis Octavio González Salcedo; Aydée Patricia Guerrero Zúñiga; Silvio Delvasto Arjona; Adrián Luis Ernesto Will

    2012-01-01

    En diseño y construcción de estructuras de concreto, la resistencia a la compresión a 28 días de curado es la especificación de control de estabilidad de la obra. La inclusión de fibras como reforzamiento de la matriz cementicia permite una ganancia en sus propiedades, además de obtener un material de alto desempeño. En las normativas, se plantean formulaciones predictivas de la resistencia a la compresión basadas en unos pocos parámetros de composición del concreto, tales como la relación ag...

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

    OpenAIRE

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

    2014-01-01

    Con el propósito de promover practicas cotidianas que faciliten la construcción de nuevas maneras de ensenar y aprender ciencias es que presentamos una propuesta didáctica inscrita en un marco de educación científica escolar; cuyo punto de partida es una pregunta disparadora: .Como 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 conceptos de óptica g...

  17. Estimation of Polder Retention Capacity Based on ASTER, SRTM and LIDAR DEMs: The Case of Majdany Polder (West Poland

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Zbigniew Walczak

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This study compares four digital elevation models (DEMs, based on various data sources, to define polder retention capacities. Two commercial and two publically available, free of charge data sources were used. Commercial sources are DEMs based on aerial images and LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging data. Free data source DEMs generated are based on: SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission and ASTER GDEM (ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model. In addition, the impact of the spatial resolution of the numerical terrain model on the calculated polder volume was evaluated. A DEM based on LIDAR data was used as the reference model and was supplemented with our own geodetic GPS (Global Positioning System measurements. In flood modeling and management, including retention of river valleys and polders, it is necessary to properly estimate their capacity and the relation between capacity and water level. The study showed the impact of quantitative and qualitative data sources in determining the retention capacity of a polder.

  18. Penentuan Tingkat Kekeringan Lahan Berbasis Analisa Citra Aster Dan Sistem Informasi Geografi

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alfian Pujian Hadi

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Kekeringan lahan yang melanda suatu daerah menimbulkan dampak yang besar terhadap produktivitas lahan pertanian. Terjadinya kekeringan ini disebabkan oleh defisit air akibat kurangnya hujan yang jatuh, laju infiltrasi air yang tinggi serta jenis tanaman yang tidak sesuai dengan ketersediaan air. Untuk meminimalkan dampak yang terjadi akibat kekeringan lahan maka perlu dilakukan antisipasi dengan mengetahui defisit dan surflus air lahan melalui data curah hujan serta kemampuan tanah menahan air (water holding capasity. Untuk keperluan analisis kekeringan lahan dapat menggunakan citra penginderaan jauh dan neraca air lahan sebagai pengetahuan awal guna perencanaan antisipasi kekeringan lahan sehingga kebutuhan air bagi tanaman dapat terpenuhi setiap saat. Penelitian ini dilakukan di sebagian wilayah Kabupaten Gunung Kidul. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah : (1 Mengkaji akurasi berbagai saluran TIR Citra Aster untuk mendapatkan informasi sebaran suhu permukaan, (2 Mengkaji sebaran kekeringan melalui indeks TVDI (Temperature Vegetation Dryness Indeks yang diekstrak dari suhu permukaan (Land Surface Temperature dan indeks NDVI. (3 Mengkaji tingkat kekeringan lahan dengan menggunakan metode Thornthwaite-Mather, (4 Mengkaji pola tanam yang sesuai diterapkan di wilayah penelitian. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa saluran 13 Citra Aster memiliki akurasi paling tinggi jika dibandingkan dengan saluran 10,11,12, serta 14 Citra Aster karena memiliki selisih paling kecil dengan suhu permukaan lapangan. Berdasarkan analisis RMS difference diperoleh nilai 1,140. Luas sebaran kekeringan berdasarkan indeks TVDI pada seluruh penggunaan lahan dengan tingkat kekeringan tinggi, sedang dan rendah masingmasing melanda daerah seluas 2.922,8 Ha (4,6%, 20.286,16 Ha (32,11% serta 39.962,72 Ha (63,26%. Dari total luas 2.922,8 Ha lahan yang dilanda kekeringan dengan tingkat kekeringan tinggi (kering/kurang air seluas 2.069,47 Ha merupakan sawah tadah hujan. Analisis hubungan

  19. PENENTUAN TINGKAT KEKERINGAN LAHAN BERBASIS ANALISA CITRA ASTER DAN SISTEM INFORMASI GEOGRAFIS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alfian Pujian Hadi

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAK Kekeringan lahan yang melanda suatu daerah menimbulkan dampak yang besar terhadap produktivitas lahan pertanian. Terjadinya kekeringan ini disebabkan oleh defisit air akibat kurangnya hujan yang jatuh, laju infiltrasi air yang tinggi serta jenis tanaman yang tidak sesuai dengan ketersediaan air. Untuk meminimalkan dampak yang terjadi akibat kekeringan lahan maka perlu dilakukan antisipasi dengan mengetahui defisit dan surflus air lahan melalui data curah hujan serta kemampuan tanah menahan air (water holding capasity. Untuk keperluan analisis kekeringan lahan dapat menggunakan citra penginderaan jauh dan neraca air lahan sebagai pengetahuan awal guna perencanaan antisipasi kekeringan lahan sehingga kebutuhan air bagi tanaman dapat terpenuhi setiap saat. Penelitian ini dilakukan di sebagian wilayah Kabupaten Gunung Kidul. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah : (1 Mengkaji akurasi berbagai saluran TIR Citra Aster untuk mendapatkan informasi sebaran suhu permukaan, (2 Mengkaji sebaran kekeringan melalui indeks TVDI (Temperature Vegetation Dryness Indeks yang diekstrak dari suhu permukaan (Land Surface Temperature dan indeks NDVI. (3 Mengkaji tingkat kekeringan lahan dengan menggunakan metode Thornthwaite-Mather,  (4 Mengkaji pola tanam yang sesuai diterapkan di wilayah penelitian. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa saluran 13 Citra Aster memiliki akurasi paling tinggi jika dibandingkan dengan saluran 10,11,12, serta 14 Citra Aster karena memiliki selisih paling kecil dengan suhu permukaan lapangan. Berdasarkan analisis RMS difference diperoleh nilai 1,140. Luas sebaran kekeringan berdasarkan indeks TVDI pada seluruh penggunaan lahan dengan tingkat kekeringan tinggi, sedang dan rendah masingmasing melanda daerah seluas 2.922,8 Ha (4,6%, 20.286,16 Ha (32,11% serta 39.962,72 Ha (63,26%. Dari total luas 2.922,8 Ha lahan yang dilanda kekeringan dengan tingkat kekeringan tinggi (kering/kurang air seluas 2.069,47 Ha merupakan sawah tadah hujan. Analisis

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Chen-Yi Sun

    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.

  1. Developing New Coastal Forest Restoration Products Based on Landsat, ASTER, and MODIS Data

    Science.gov (United States)

    Spruce, Joseph P.; Graham, William; Smoot, James

    2009-01-01

    This paper discusses an ongoing effort to develop new geospatial information products for aiding coastal forest restoration and conservation efforts in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi. This project employs Landsat, Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite data in conjunction with airborne elevation data to compute coastal forest cover type maps and change detection products. Improved forest mapping products are needed to aid coastal forest restoration and management efforts of State and Federal agencies in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) region. In particular, such products may aid coastal forest land acquisition and conservation easement procurements. This region's forests are often disturbed and subjected to multiple biotic and abiotic threats, including subsidence, salt water intrusion, hurricanes, sea-level rise, insect-induced defoliation and mortality, altered hydrology, wildfire, and conversion to non-forest land use. In some cases, such forest disturbance has led to forest loss or loss of regeneration capacity. In response, a case study was conducted to assess and demonstrate the potential of satellite remote sensing products for improving forest type maps and for assessing forest change over the last 25 years. Change detection products are needed for assessing risks for specific priority coastal forest types, such as live oak and baldcypress-dominated forest. Preliminary results indicate Landsat time series data are capable of generating the needed forest type and change detection products. Useful classifications were obtained using 2 strategies: 1) general forest classification based on use of 3 seasons of Landsat data from the same year; and 2) classification of specific forest types of concern using a single date of Landsat data in which a given targeted type is spectrally distinct compared to adjacent forested cover. When available, ASTER data was

  2. VALIDATION OF THE ASTER GLOBAL DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL VERSION 3 OVER THE CONTERMINOUS UNITED STATES

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    D. Gesch

    2016-06-01

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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yüksel, Alaaddin; Akay, Abdullah E; Gundogan, Recep

    2008-02-21

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  6. Monitoring coastal water quality in a municipal beach in Paphos-Cyprus using ASTER image data and spectral signatures

    Science.gov (United States)

    Diofantos, Hadjimitsis G.; Marinos, Hadjimitsis G.; Athos, Agapiou; Kyriacos, Themistocleous

    2009-09-01

    Using remote sensing data to assess the quality of water bodies has proven to be successful not only in inland waters but to coastal water areas as shown by several others conducted studies. The main objective of this study is to use ASTER data to evaluate the potential of using such remotely sensed digital data, to extract information that help in the monitoring system for Cyprus coastal water quality, especially in municipal beaches that are included in the Blue Flag Programme. Reflectance signature of municipal coastal water is monitored using a GER 1500 field spectroradiometer. Simultaneous measurements of turbidity, temperature have been acquired. E-coli values have been retrieved through the sampling procedure. Such coastal water quality assessment can assist the Blue-Flag Programme in the area under investigation. ASTER images can be programmed for summer acquisitions in which Blue-Flag Programme is active so this can be considered an advantage and can be used by the local authorities as a systematic monitoring tool. It has been found after correlating the SS, Turbidity with the water reflectance obtained using the GER 1500 that high correlation was occurred for the wavelength region that corresponds to ASTER band 2 and band 3 respectively (r2>0.80 ). Temporal and spatial variations can be monitored from satellite images as shown from the in-situ validated spectroradiometric measurements.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

  9. Inversion of Land Surface Temperature (LST Using Terra ASTER Data: A Comparison of Three Algorithms

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Milton Isaya Ndossi

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Land Surface Temperature (LST is an important measurement in studies related to the Earth surface’s processes. The Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER instrument onboard the Terra spacecraft is the currently available Thermal Infrared (TIR imaging sensor with the highest spatial resolution. This study involves the comparison of LSTs inverted from the sensor using the Split Window Algorithm (SWA, the Single Channel Algorithm (SCA and the Planck function. This study has used the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA data to model and compare the results from the three algorithms. The data from the sensor have been processed by the Python programming language in a free and open source software package (QGIS to enable users to make use of the algorithms. The study revealed that the three algorithms are suitable for LST inversion, whereby the Planck function showed the highest level of accuracy, the SWA had moderate level of accuracy and the SCA had the least accuracy. The algorithms produced results with Root Mean Square Errors (RMSE of 2.29 K, 3.77 K and 2.88 K for the Planck function, the SCA and SWA respectively.

  10. Thermal remote sensing of ice-debris landforms using ASTER: an example from the Chilean Andes

    Science.gov (United States)

    Brenning, A.; Peña, M. A.; Long, S.; Soliman, A.

    2012-03-01

    Remote sensors face challenges in characterizing mountain permafrost and ground thermal conditions or mapping rock glaciers and debris-covered glaciers. We explore the potential of thermal imaging and in particular thermal inertia mapping in mountain cryospheric research, focusing on the relationships between ground surface temperatures and the presence of ice-debris landforms on one side and land surface temperature (LST) and apparent thermal inertia (ATI) on the other. In our case study we utilize ASTER daytime and nighttime imagery and in-situ measurements of near-surface ground temperature (NSGT) in the Mediterranean Andes during a snow-free and dry observation period in late summer. Spatial patterns of LST and NSGT were mostly consistent with each other both at daytime and at nighttime. Daytime LST over ice-debris landforms was decreased and ATI consequently increased compared to other debris surfaces under otherwise equal conditions, but NSGT showed contradictory results, which underlines the complexity and possible scale dependence of ATI in heterogeneous substrates with the presence of a thermal mismatch and a heat sink at depth. While our results demonstrate the utility of thermal imaging and ATI mapping in a mountain cryospheric context, further research is needed for a better interpretation of ATI patterns in complex thermophysical conditions.

  11. Análisis comparativo de técnicas (IMA) para determinar capitales mínimos regulados por Basilea, ante crisis en mercados emergentes

    OpenAIRE

    Álvarez, Víctor Adrián; Rossignolo, Adrián Fernando

    2014-01-01

    Una alternativa sugerida por normas de Basilea para estimar el Valor en Riesgo (VaR) como medida del riesgo de mercado es el método de modelos internos (IMA), que permite a las instituciones reguladas calcularlo utilizando metodologías propias, resultando que desarrollar técnicas precisas para estimar el VaR adquiere especial relevancia. Un método de estimación de cuantiles extremos, que considera circunstancias extraordinarias e inusuales, utiliza la Teoría de Valores Extremos (EVT). Este tr...

  12. An assessment of the land surface emissivity in the 8 - 12 micrometer window determined from ASTER and MODIS data

    Science.gov (United States)

    Schmugge, T.; Hulley, G.; Hook, S.

    2009-04-01

    The land surface emissivity is often overlooked when considering surface properties that effect the energy balance. However, knowledge of the emissivity in the window region is important for determining the longwave radiation balance and its subsequent effect on surface temperature. The net longwave radiation (NLR) is strongly affected by the difference between the temperature of the emitting surface and the sky brightness temperature, this difference will be the greatest in the window region. Outside the window region any changes in the emitted radiation by emissivity variability are mostly compensated for by changes in the reflected sky brightness. The emissivity variability is typically greatest in arid regions where the exposed soil and rock surfaces display the widest range of emissivity. For example, the dune regions of North Africa have emissivities of 0.7 or less in the 8 to 9 micrometer wavelength band due to the quartz sands of the region, which can produce changes in NLR of more than 10 w/m*m compared to assuming a constant emissivity. The errors in retrievals of atmospheric temperature and moisture profiles from hyperspectral infrared radiances, such as those from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on the NASA Aqua satellite result from using constant or inaccurate surface emissivities, particularly over arid and semi-arid regions here the variation in emissivity is large, both spatially and spectrally. The multispectral thermal infrared data obtained from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection (ASTER) radiometer and MODerate resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) sensors on NASA's Terra satellite have been shown to be of good quality and provide a unique new tool for studying the emissivity of the land surface. ASTER has 5 channels in the 8 to 12 micrometer waveband with 90 m spatial resolution, when the data are combined with the Temperature Emissivity Separation (TES) algorithm the surface emissivity over this wavelength region

  13. Alteration, slope-classified alteration, and potential lahar inundation maps of volcanoes for the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Volcano Archive

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mars, John C.; Hubbard, Bernard E.; Pieri, David; Linick, Justin

    2015-01-01

    This study identifies areas prone to lahars from hydrothermally altered volcanic edifices on a global scale, using visible and near infrared (VNIR) and short wavelength infrared (SWIR) reflectance data from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and digital elevation data from the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) dataset. This is the first study to create a global database of hydrothermally altered volcanoes showing quantitatively compiled alteration maps and potentially affected drainages, as well as drainage-specific maps illustrating modeled lahars and their potential inundation zones. We (1) identified and prioritized 720 volcanoes based on population density surrounding the volcanoes using the Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program database (GVP) and LandScan™ digital population dataset; (2) validated ASTER hydrothermal alteration mapping techniques using Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) and ASTER data for Mount Shasta, California, and Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl), Mexico; (3) mapped and slope-classified hydrothermal alteration using ASTER VNIR-SWIR reflectance data on 100 of the most densely populated volcanoes; (4) delineated drainages using ASTER GDEM data that show potential flow paths of possible lahars for the 100 mapped volcanoes; (5) produced potential alteration-related lahar inundation maps using the LAHARZ GIS code for Iztaccíhuatl, Mexico, and Mount Hood and Mount Shasta in the United States that illustrate areas likely to be affected based on DEM-derived volume estimates of hydrothermally altered rocks and the ~2x uncertainty factor inherent within a statistically-based lahar model; and (6) saved all image and vector data for 3D and 2D display in Google Earth™, ArcGIS® and other graphics display programs. In addition, these data are available from the ASTER Volcano Archive (AVA) for distribution (available at http://ava.jpl.nasa.gov/recent_alteration_zones.php).

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

    OpenAIRE

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

    2012-01-01

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

  15. Aplicação de imagens Aster para estudos territoriais no nordeste do estado do Rio Grande do Sul

    OpenAIRE

    Ana Paula Luz Wagner

    2004-01-01

    É apresentada uma nova abordagem na técnica e na avaliação de área de florestas nativas, exóticas e uso do solo do Nordeste do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, em particular no entorno da escarpa que divide os Campos de Cima da Serra e a Planície Costeira, caracterizada por apresentar espécies de Pinus elliotti Engelm var elliottiii e Pinus taeda L., Eucalyptus sp. e Araucaria angustifólia (Bert.) O. Ktze. e áreas de campo nativo. Nas últimas décadas tem se verificado avanço das florestas exótica...

  16. 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?

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Asociacion de Tecnicos y Profesionistas en Aplicacion Energetica, A.C. [Mexico (Mexico)

    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.

  17. Los ritmos como terapia para la impulsividad

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  18. Wide area lithologic mapping with ASTER thermal infrared data: Case studies for the regions in/around the Pamir Mountains and the Tarim basin

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ninomiya, Yoshiki; Fu, Bihong

    2017-07-01

    After the authors have proposed the mineralogical indices, e.g., Quartz Index (QI), Carbonate Index (CI), Mafic Index (MI) for ASTER thermal infrared (TIR) data, many articles have been applied the indices for the geological case studies and proved to be robust in extracting geological information at the local scale. The authors also have developed a system for producing the regional map with the indices, which needs mosaicking of many scenes considering the relatively narrow spatial coverage of each ASTER scene. The system executes the procedures very efficiently to find ASTER data covering a wide target area in the vast and expanding ASTER data archive. Then the searched ASTER data are conditioned, prioritized, and the indices are calculated before finally mosaicking the imagery. Here in this paper, we will present two case studies of the regional lithologic and mineralogic mapping of the indices covering very wide regions in and around the Pamir Mountains and the Tarim basin. The characteristic features of the indices related to geology are analysed, interpreted and discussed.

  19. Conservation genetics of the rare Pyreneo-Cantabrian endemic Aster pyrenaeus (Asteraceae)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Escaravage, Nathalie; Cambecèdes, Jocelyne; Largier, Gérard; Pornon, André

    2011-01-01

    Background and aims Aster pyrenaeus (Asteraceae) is an endangered species, endemic to the Pyrenees and Cantabrian Mountain ranges (Spain). For its long-term persistence, this taxon needs an appropriate conservation strategy to be implemented. In this context, we studied the genetic structure over the entire geographical range of the species and then inferred the genetic relationships between populations. Methodology Molecular diversity was analysed for 290 individuals from 12 populations in the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian Mountains using inter simple sequence repeats (ISSRs). Bayesian-based analysis was applied to examine population structure. Principal results Analysis of genetic similarity and diversity, based on 87 polymorphic ISSR markers, suggests that despite being small and isolated, populations have an intermediate genetic diversity level (P % = 52.8 %, HE = 0.21 ± 0.01, genetic similarity between individuals = 49.6 %). Genetic variation was mainly found within populations (80–84 %), independently of mountain ranges, whereas 16–18 % was found between populations and <5 % between mountain ranges. Analyses of molecular variance indicated that population differentiation was highly significant. However, no significant correlation was found between the genetic and geographical distances among populations (Rs = 0.359, P = 0.140). Geographical structure based on assignment tests identified five different gene pools that were independent of any particular structure in the landscape. Conclusions The results suggest that population isolation is probably relatively recent, and that the outbreeding behaviour of the species maintains a high within-population genetic diversity. We assume that some long-distance dispersal, even among topographically remote populations, may be determinant for the pattern of genetic variation found in populations. Based on these findings, strategies are proposed for genetic conservation and management of the species. PMID:22476499

  20. Mapping invasive alien Acacia dealbata Link using ASTER multispectral imagery: a case study in central-eastern of Portugal

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Filipe Martins

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Aim of the study: Acacia dealbata is an alien invasive species that is widely spread in Portugal. The main goal of this study was to produce an accurate and detailed map for this invasive species using ASTER multispectral imagery. Area of study: The central-eastern zone of Portugal was used as study area. This whole area is represented in an ASTER scene covering about 321.1 x 103 ha. Material and methods: ASTER imagery of two dates (flowering season and dry season were classified by applying three supervised classifiers (Maximum Likelihood, Support Vector Machine and Artificial Neural Networks to five different land cover classifications (from most generic to most detailed land cover categories. The spectral separability of the land cover categories was analyzed and the accuracy of the 30 produced maps compared. Main results: The highest classification accuracy for acacia mapping was obtained using the flowering season imagery, the Maximum Likelihood classifier and the most detailed land cover classification (overall accuracy of 86%; Kappa statistics of 85%; acacia class Kappa statistics of 100%. As a result, the area occupied by acacia was estimated to be approximated 24,770 ha (i.e. 8% of the study area. Research highlights: The methodology explored proved to be a cost-effective solution for acacia mapping in central-eastern of Portugal. The obtained map enables a more accurate and detailed identification of this species’ invaded areas due to its spatial resolution (minimum mapping unit of 0.02 ha providing a substantial improvement comparably to the existent national land cover maps to support monitoring and control activities. Keywords: remote sensing; invasive alien species; land cover mapping; vegetation mapping.

  1. Mapping invasive alien Acacia dealbata Link using ASTER multispectral imagery: a case study in central-eastern of Portugal

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Martins, F.; Alegria, C.; Artur, G.

    2016-07-01

    Aim of the study: Acacia dealbata is an alien invasive species that is widely spread in Portugal. The main goal of this study was to produce an accurate and detailed map for this invasive species using ASTER multispectral imagery. Area of study: The central-eastern zone of Portugal was used as study area. This whole area is represented in an ASTER scene covering about 321.1 x 103 ha. Material and methods: ASTER imagery of two dates (flowering season and dry season) were classified by applying three supervised classifiers (Maximum Likelihood, Support Vector Machine and Artificial Neural Networks) to five different land cover classifications (from most generic to most detailed land cover categories). The spectral separability of the land cover categories was analyzed and the accuracy of the 30 produced maps compared. Main results: The highest classification accuracy for acacia mapping was obtained using the flowering season imagery, the Maximum Likelihood classifier and the most detailed land cover classification (overall accuracy of 86%; Kappa statistics of 85%; acacia class Kappa statistics of 100%). As a result, the area occupied by acacia was estimated to be approximated 24,770 ha (i.e. 8% of the study area). Research highlights: The methodology explored proved to be a cost-effective solution for acacia mapping in central-eastern of Portugal. The obtained map enables a more accurate and detailed identification of this species’ invaded areas due to its spatial resolution (minimum mapping unit of 0.02 ha) providing a substantial improvement comparably to the existent national land cover maps to support monitoring and control activities. (Author)

  2. Comparative lahar hazard mapping at Volcan Citlaltépetl, Mexico using SRTM, ASTER and DTED-1 digital topographic data

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hubbard, Bernard E.; Sheridan, Michael F.; Carrasco-Nunez, Gerardo; Diaz-Castellon, Rodolfo; Rodriguez, Sergio R.

    2007-01-01

    In this study, we evaluated and compared the utility of spaceborne SRTM and ASTER DEMs with baseline DTED-1 “bald-earth” topography for mapping lahar inundation hazards from volcan Citlaltépetl, Mexico, a volcano which has had a history of producing debris flows of various extents. In particular, we tested the utility of these topographic datasets for resolving ancient valley-filling deposits exposed around the flanks of the volcano, for determining their magnitude using paleohydrologic methods and for forecasting their inundation limits in the future. We also use the three datasets as inputs to a GIS stream inundation flow model, LAHARZ, and compare the results.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  4. Estimativas de repetibilidade para caracteres forrageiros em Panicum maximum

    OpenAIRE

    Francisco José da Silva Lédo; Antônio Vander Pereira; Fausto de Souza Sobrinho; Alexander Machado Auad; Liana Jank; Jackson Silva e Oliveira

    2008-01-01

    Objetiva-se com este trabalho estimar a repetibilidade para caracteres forrageiros de Panicum, e determinar o número de cortes de avaliação necessários para a seleção de genótipos de Panicum, com confiabilidade. Utilizaram-se os dados de um ensaio conduzido no período de 21/11/2002 a 08/04/2005, no Campo Experimental da Embrapa Gado de Leite, localizado em Valença-RJ, onde foram realizados 15 cortes de avaliação. No ensaio, foram avaliados 23 genótipos de Panicum maximum, em parcelas experime...

  5. Validation of the Open Source Code_Aster Software Used in the Modal Analysis of the Fluid-filled Cylindrical Shell

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    B D. Kashfutdinov

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with a modal analysis of the elastic cylindrical shell with a clamped bottom partially filled with fluid in open source Code_Aster software using the finite element method. Natural frequencies and modes obtained in Code_Aster are compared to experimental and theoretical data. The aim of this paper is to prove that Code_Aster has all necessary tools for solving fluid structure interaction problems. Also, Code_Aster can be used in the industrial projects as an alternative to commercial software. The available free pre- and post-processors with a graphical user interface that is compatible with Code_Aster allow creating complex models and processing the results.The paper presents new validation results of open source Code_Aster software used to calculate small natural modes of the cylindrical shell partially filled with non-viscous compressible barotropic fluid under gravity field.The displacement of the middle surface of thin shell and the displacement of the fluid relative to the equilibrium position are described by coupled hydro-elasticity problem. The fluid flow is considered to be potential. The finite element method (FEM is used. The features of computational model are described. The resolution equation has symmetrical block matrices. To compare the results, is discussed the well-known modal analysis problem of cylindrical shell with flat non-deformable bottom, filled with a compressible fluid. The numerical parameters of the scheme were chosen in accordance with well-known experimental and analytical data. Three cases were taken into account: an empty, a partially filled and a full-filled cylindrical shell.The frequencies of Code_Aster are in good agreement with those, obtained in experiment, analytical solution, as well as with results obtained by FEM in other software. The difference between experiment and analytical solution in software is approximately the same. The obtained results extend a set of validation tests for

  6. Potencial para producir Jatropha curcas L. como materia prima para biodiésel en el estado de Veracruz.

    OpenAIRE

    Inurreta Aguirre, Héctor Daniel

    2012-01-01

    Existe gran interés alrededor del mundo en utilizar el aceite de Jatropha curcas L. como materia prima para biodiésel; sin embargo, con el fin de aumentar la eficiencia energética y económica de su cultivo, es necesario identificar áreas con condiciones agroecológicas óptimas y estimar su productividad en zonas marginales para evitar competencia con la producción de alimentos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue conocer la variación del potencial productivo de Jatropha curcas L. en respuesta a la...

  7. Performance of ASTER and SRTM DEMs, and their potential for assessing glacial lakes in the Lunana region, Bhutan Himalaya

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fujita, Koji; Suzuki, Ryohei; Nuimura, Takayuki; Sakai, Akiko

    To assess the potential volume of a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) more precisely than in previous studies, we analyze ground survey data and remote-sensing digital elevation models (DEMs) around glacial lakes in the Lunana region, Bhutan. Based on a DEM generated from differential GPS ground surveys, we first evaluate the relative accuracies of DEMs produced by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Root-mean-square errors of the altitudinal difference between these DEMs and ground survey data were 11.0 m for ASTER and 11.3 m for SRTM. These errors are similar to those of previous studies. We show that a topographical classification allows a better estimate of elevation on lakes/ponds, riverbeds and glaciers due to their flat surfaces, while the relative accuracy is worse over moraines and hill slopes due to their narrow ridges and steep slopes. Using the optical satellite images and the ground survey data, we re-evaluate the GLOF volume in 1994 as (17.2±5.3) × 106 m3. We show GLOF-related information such as distance, altitudinal difference and gradient at possible outburst points where the lake level is higher than the neighboring riverbed and/or glacial lake.

  8. Mapping the alteration footprint and structural control of Taknar IOCG deposit in east of Iran, using ASTER satellite data

    Science.gov (United States)

    Maroufi Naghadehi, Khosrow; Hezarkhani, Ardeshir; Asadzadeh, Saeid

    2014-12-01

    Taknar Fe + Cu ± Zn ± Pb ± Au ± Ag deposit in northeast of Iran is studied by Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflectance Radiometer (ASTER) reflectance and emittance data. Structural and mineralogical evidences of IOCG mineralization is mapped by visual image interpretation and spectral processing techniques. The tectonic model is consistent with an extensional zone associated with a releasing bend of right-lateral regional faults, extending about 7 km2 and encompassing all the known orebodies of Taknar. A combination of band ratio logical operator and matched filtering were used for spectral mapping, which lead to a series of mineral content and crystallinity maps including ferric oxide, ferrous, white mica, chlorite, silica and opaque minerals. The channel way in which hydrothermal fluids were migrating is accurately defined by abundance of white mica and ferric iron oxide maps. Rhythmic sediments of Taknar formation which was characterized by chlorite mineral map is a “reducing” environment that hosts the mineralization. This REDOX environment is also marked by a sudden change in white mica composition from acidic phases to neutral/alkaline. Subsequent field check and microscopic study indicated the accuracy of these remotely mapped minerals. Based on this finding, several new prospects for further exploration was proposed. These results indicates that ASTER data is capable of delineating alteration footprints of an IOCG mineral system in deposit scale exploration.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

  10. Desenvolvimento de equação para estimativa da gordura corporal de mulheres idosas com osteoporose e osteopenia através da espessura de dobras cutâneas tendo como referência absorciometria por dupla emissão de raios X Desarrollo de una ecuación para estimar la grasa corporal de mujeres ancianas con osteoporosis y osteopenia a través de la espesura de dobleces cutáneas teniendo como referencia la absorciometría por doble emisión de rayos X Development of an equation for measurement of bodyfat mass of elderly women with osteoporosis or osteopenia through skin fold thickness using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry as a reference

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    TM Aniteli

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO E OBJETIVO: A composição corporal vem sendo descrita como importante fator relacionado à densidade mineral óssea. Assim, o presente estudo teve como objetivo desenvolver equação preditiva para percentagem de gordura corporal através da espessura de dobras cutâneas tendo como referência a absorciometria por dupla emissão de raios X (DXA, em mulheres com osteoporose e osteopenia. METODOLOGIA: Foram analisadas 29 mulheres com idade entre 67 e 84 anos, atendidas no Ambulatório de Osteoporose da Disciplina de Reumatologia da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo. Foram mensuradas as espessuras de quatro dobras cutâneas (bíceps, tríceps, subescapular e supra-ilíaca e realizada a avaliação da composição corporal pela DXA. A análise estatística constou do teste de Kolmogorov-Smirnov, coeficiente de correlação de Pearson, análise de regressão linear simples, coeficiente de correlação intraclasse, teste t de Student, teste de Bland-Altman e cálculo do erro total da equação de acordo com Lohman (1992. RESULTADOS: O modelo de espessura de dobras cutâneas que melhor explicou o percentual de gordura corporal incluiu a soma das dobras supra-ilíaca, bicipital e tricipital, determinando em até 72% a percentagem de gordura corporal. Os valores médios da gordura corporal em quilograma, estimados pelas dobras e medidos pela DXA, não foram estatisticamente diferentes e estiveram altamente correlacionados (r = 0,82; p INTRODUCCIÓN Y OBJETIVO: La composición corporal viene siendo descrita como un importante factor relacionado a la densidad mineral ósea. De este modo el presente estudio ha tenido como objetivo desarrollar una ecuación predictiva para el porcentaje de grasa corporal a través de la espesura de los dobleces cutáneos con bases en la absorciometría por doble emisión de rayos X (DXA, en mujeres con osteoporosis y osteopenia. METODOLOGÍA: Fueron analizadas 29 mujeres con edades entre 67 y

  11. Compositional variations revealed by ASTER image analysis of the Viedma Volcano, southern Andes Volcanic Zone Variaciones composicionales reveladas mediante análisis de imágenes ASTER del volcán Viedma, Zona Volcánica Andina Austral

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Chiaki Kobayashi

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available We conducted a lithological mapping of the Viedma volcano, one of five volcanoes in the Andean Austral Volcanic Zone (AVZ, using remote sensing techniques. We used data of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer (ASTER sensor which is highly effective in geological research, to understand build-up processes and to deduce compositional variation of the Viedma volcano emerging from the South Patagonian ice field. The volcanic edifice was divided into bright parts that mainly compose the eastern flank of the volcano and dark parts at the central crater area based on the observation in visible and near infrared ranges. The SiO2 concentration was cal-culated using the bands in the visible and thermal infrared regions. The dark part and the bright part have approximately 51 wt% and 63 wt% average SiO2 content respectively, indicating that the exposures of the Viedma volcano have a wide variation in SiO2 concentration. Although, according to other authors, ejecta from the Viedma volcano have 64-66 wt% SiO2 and other AV Z volcanoes are essentially monolithologic dacite/andesite volcanoes, the edifice of the Viedma volcano appears to be composed mostly of basalts or older rocks/basement with low silica contents.Mediante el uso de técnica de sensoría remota se ha desarrollado un mapeo litológico del volcán Viedma, uno de los cinco volcanes de la Zona Volcánica Andina Austral (ZVA. Para este efecto, se ha utilizado el radiómetro ‘Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection’ (ASTER que es muy efectivo en investigación geológica, para entender los procesos que han controlado la estructura y deducir las variaciones composi-cionales del volcán Viedma, que sobresale levemente de la superficie del campo de hielo Patagónico Sur. Sobre la base de la observación en el intervalo del espectro visible e infrarrojo cercano, en el edificio se distinguen partes brillantes que corresponden al flanco oriental del volcán y

  12. Hydrothemal Alteration Mapping Using Feature-Oriented Principal Component Selection (fpcs) Method to Aster DATA:WIKKI and Mawulgo Thermal Springs, Yankari Park, Nigeria

    Science.gov (United States)

    Abubakar, A. J.; Hashim, M.; Pour, A. B.

    2017-10-01

    Geothermal systems are essentially associated with hydrothermal alteration mineral assemblages such as iron oxide/hydroxide, clay, sulfate, carbonate and silicate groups. Blind and fossilized geothermal systems are not characterized by obvious surface manifestations like hot springs, geysers and fumaroles, therefore, they could not be easily identifiable using conventional techniques. In this investigation, the applicability of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) were evaluated in discriminating hydrothermal alteration minerals associated with geothermal systems as a proxy in identifying subtle Geothermal systems at Yankari Park in northeastern Nigeria. The area is characterized by a number of thermal springs such as Wikki and Mawulgo. Feature-oriented Principal Component selection (FPCS) was applied to ASTER data based on spectral characteristics of hydrothermal alteration minerals for a systematic and selective extraction of the information of interest. Application of FPCS analysis to bands 5, 6 and 8 and bands 1, 2, 3 and 4 datasets of ASTER was used for mapping clay and iron oxide/hydroxide minerals in the zones of Wikki and Mawulgo thermal springs in Yankari Park area. Field survey using GPS and laboratory analysis, including X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) and Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD) were carried out to verify the image processing results. The results indicate that ASTER dataset reliably and complementarily be used for reconnaissance stage of targeting subtle alteration mineral assemblages associated with geothermal systems.

  13. HYDROTHEMAL ALTERATION MAPPING USING FEATURE-ORIENTED PRINCIPAL COMPONENT SELECTION (FPCS METHOD TO ASTER DATA:WIKKI AND MAWULGO THERMAL SPRINGS, YANKARI PARK, NIGERIA

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    A. J. Abubakar

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Geothermal systems are essentially associated with hydrothermal alteration mineral assemblages such as iron oxide/hydroxide, clay, sulfate, carbonate and silicate groups. Blind and fossilized geothermal systems are not characterized by obvious surface manifestations like hot springs, geysers and fumaroles, therefore, they could not be easily identifiable using conventional techniques. In this investigation, the applicability of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER were evaluated in discriminating hydrothermal alteration minerals associated with geothermal systems as a proxy in identifying subtle Geothermal systems at Yankari Park in northeastern Nigeria. The area is characterized by a number of thermal springs such as Wikki and Mawulgo. Feature-oriented Principal Component selection (FPCS was applied to ASTER data based on spectral characteristics of hydrothermal alteration minerals for a systematic and selective extraction of the information of interest. Application of FPCS analysis to bands 5, 6 and 8 and bands 1, 2, 3 and 4 datasets of ASTER was used for mapping clay and iron oxide/hydroxide minerals in the zones of Wikki and Mawulgo thermal springs in Yankari Park area. Field survey using GPS and laboratory analysis, including X-ray Diffractometer (XRD and Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD were carried out to verify the image processing results. The results indicate that ASTER dataset reliably and complementarily be used for reconnaissance stage of targeting subtle alteration mineral assemblages associated with geothermal systems.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  15. 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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

  16. Integrating Data of ASTER and Landsat-8 OLI (AO for Hydrothermal Alteration Mineral Mapping in Duolong Porphyry Cu-Au Deposit, Tibetan Plateau, China

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tingbin Zhang

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available One of the most important characteristics of porphyry copper deposits (PCDs is the type and distribution pattern of alteration zones which can be used for screening and recognizing these deposits. Hydrothermal alteration minerals with diagnostic spectral absorption properties in the visible and near-infrared (VNIR through the shortwave infrared (SWIR regions can be identified by multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing data. Six Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER bands in SWIR have been shown to be effective in the mapping of Al-OH, Fe-OH, Mg-OH group minerals. The five VNIR bands of Landsat-8 (L8 Operational Land Imager (OLI are useful for discriminating ferric iron alteration minerals. In the absence of complete hyperspectral coverage area, an opportunity, however, exists to integrate ASTER and L8-OLI (AO to compensate each other’s shortcomings in covering area for mineral mapping. This study examines the potential of AO data in mineral mapping in an arid area of the Duolong porphyry Cu-Au deposit(Tibetan Plateau in China by using spectral analysis techniques. Results show the following conclusions: (1 Combination of ASTER and L8-OLI data (AO has more mineral information content than either alone; (2 The Duolong PCD alteration zones of phyllic, argillic and propylitic zones are mapped using ASTER SWIR bands and the iron-bearing mineral information is best mapped using AO VNIR bands; (3 The multispectral integration data of AO can provide a compensatory data of ASTER VNIR bands for iron-bearing mineral mapping in the arid and semi-arid areas.

  17. Experimental dem Extraction from Aster Stereo Pairs and 3d Registration Based on Icesat Laser Altimetry Data in Upstream Area of Lambert Glacier, Antarctica

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hai, G.; Xie, H.; Chen, J.; Chen, L.; Li, R.; Tong, X.

    2017-09-01

    DEM Extraction from ASTER stereo pairs and three-dimensional registration by reference to ICESat laser altimetry data are carried out in upstream area of Lambert Glacier, East Antarctica. Since the study area is located in inland of East Antarctica where few textures exist, registration between DEM and ICESat data is performed. Firstly, the ASTER DEM generation is based on rational function model (RFM) and the procedure includes: a) rational polynomial coefficient (RPC) computation from ASTER metadata, b) L1A image product de-noise and destriping, c) local histogram equalization and matching, d) artificial collection of tie points and bundle adjustment, and e) coarse-to-fine hierarchical matching of five levels and grid matching. The matching results are filtered semi-automatically. Hereafter, DEM is interpolated using spline method with ground points converted from matching points. Secondly, the generated ASTER DEM is registered to ICESat data in three-dimensional space after Least-squares rigid transformation using singular value decomposition (SVD). The process is stated as: a) correspondence selection of terrain feature points from ICESat and DEM profiles, b) rigid transformation of generated ASTER DEM using selected feature correspondences based on least squares technique. The registration shows a good result that the elevation difference between DEM and ICESat data is low with a mean value less than 2 meters and the standard deviation around 7 meters. This DEM is generated and specially registered in Antarctic typical region without obvious ground rock control points and serves as true terrain input for further radar altimetry simulation.

  18. Evaluating the effect of spatial subsetting on subpixel unmixing methodology applied to ASTER over a hydrothermally altered terrain

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ayoobi, Iman; Tangestani, Majid H.

    2017-10-01

    This study investigates the effect of spatial subsets of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer (ASTER) L1B visible-near infrared and short wave-infrared (VNIR-SWIR) data on matched filtering results at the central part of Kerman magmatic arc, where abundant porphyry copper deposits exist. The matched filtering (MF) procedure was run separately at sites containing hydrothermal minerals such as sericite, kaolinite, chlorite, and jarosite to map the abundances of these minerals on spatial subsets containing 100, 75, 50, and 25 percent of the original scene. Results were evaluated by comparing the matched filtering scores with the mineral abundances obtained by semi-quantitative XRD analysis of corresponding field samples. It was concluded that MF method should be applied to the whole scene prior to any data subsetting.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jorge Lemagne Pérez

    2012-04-01

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

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

  1. KEMAMPUAN SALURAN TERMAL CITRA LANDSAT 7 ETM+ DAN CITRA ASTER DALAM MEMETAKAN POLA SUHU PERMUKAAN DI KOTA DENPASAR DAN SEKITARNYA

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    I Gede Yudi Wisnawa

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available This research was carried out in some parts of Bali Province, including Denpasar city and the surrounding regencies. The purposes of this research are: 1 to determine the pattern of surface temperature in Denpasar city; 2 to determine the accuracy level of the thermal channels in the Landsat 7 ETM+ and ASTER images for mapping the pattern of surface temperature in Denpasar city; 3 as well as to determine the relationship between the surface temperatures with building and with vegetation coverages. The method applied in this research are density slicing analysis, the 3rd ordo polynomial regression analysis, the root mean square different (rmsD, and the product moment correlations. The image enhancement techniques which are used in this research include thermal data calibrations, urban index transformation, and vegetation index transformation. The results of this study shows that the pattern of urban surface temperature spreads spatially and does not occur exclusively only in the city center but also in its surrounding areas; found in settlements with the density ranging from compact to more compact; also found in dry land with vegetation density ranging from sparse to sparser. Starting the value of rms difference can be used as the standard measurement in assesment of the surface temperature extraction accuracy. The 6.1st channel of Landsat 7 ETM+ image is the best which shows the rms difference of 4.95, followed by the 13rd channel of ASTER image with the rms difference of 5.73. The value of highly positive correlation between building density index with surface temperature is 0.73. It means that each increased of building density index value will be followed by increasing of surface temperature value. The value of highly negative correlation also happened between vegetation density index (vegetation coverage with the surface temperature is -0.53. It means that each increased of vegetation index value will be followed by decreasing of surface

  2. NASADEM Global Elevation Model of Earth: Methods for the Refinement and Merger of SRTM and ASTER GDEM

    Science.gov (United States)

    Crippen, R. E.; Buckley, S.; Agram, P. S.; Belz, J. E.; Gurrola, E. M.; Hensley, S.; Kobrick, M.; Lavalle, M.; Martin, J. M.; Neumann, M.; Nguyen, Q.; Rosen, P. A.; Shimada, J.; Simard, M.; Tung, W.

    2016-12-01

    NASADEM is a near-global elevation model that is being produced primarily by completely reprocessing the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) radar data and then merging it with refined ASTER GDEM elevations. The new and improved SRTM elevations in NASADEM result from better vertical control of each SRTM data swath via reference to ICESat elevations and from SRTM void reductions using advanced interferometric unwrapping algorithms. Errors in SRTM (due to incorrect interferometric unwrapping) are rare but can be found and removed via a detector that relies upon pattern analysis within synergistic comparisons of SRTM and GDEM. Remnant voids in SRTM are filled primarily by GDEM3, but with removal of GDEM glitches that are mostly related to clouds. GDEM glitch removal uses a measure of curvature and then spatial filtering to detect, isolate, and delete anomalous spikes and pits that are uncharacteristic of natural topography. Water masking uses the original SRTM Water Body Dataset (SWBD), but with errors corrected via a new ASTER Water Body Database. The improved SRTM, GDEM, and water body databases will be made available individually in addition to our merged product, which is particularly important for the SRTM dataset, which stands as a February 2000 baseline for many topographic change studies. New and forthcoming freely available elevation data (at reduced resolutions) from the ALOS PRISM World 3D and TanDEM-X projects will contribute to the critical but not yet reached goal of a complete, high-quality elevation model of Earth, and they are expected to provide additional validation for NASADEM. Indeed, cross validation among all of these datasets is a vital part of reaching that goal. The value of elevation data is difficult to overstate. These data are used in nearly all types of geophysical study conducted at or near Earth's surface.

  3. Modelling Vegetation Cover Dynamics of the Niger Floodplain in Mali, Westafrica, Using Multitemporal MERIS Full Resolution and TERRA -ASTER Data

    Science.gov (United States)

    Seiler, Ralf

    This presentation aims at showing the potential of a combined use of multi-temporal data from two different sensors (MERIS and TERRA ASTER) for an analysis of vegetation cover changes in semi-arid environments. While MERIS data mainly provide information about the vegetation cover density, ASTER data were used to analyse soil properties -especially soil brightness and soil wetness. An algorithm is proposed that uses atmospherically corrected surface reflectance values from MERIS and ASTER measurements. These values are subsequently splitted into a signal component that is caused by the vegetation cover and the background component (triggered by soil properties) using a linear spectral unmixing approach. Vegetation cover then is described by Vegetation Indices (MGVI, NDVI / SAVI) that were calculated from the vegetation signal component. Finally, these vegetation parameter were classified for all multi-temporal MERIS data using the EM algorithm to derive the temporal behaviour of vegetation pattern at the Inland Delta. The algorithm provides, as results, a fractional vegetation cover, a vegetation density value and information on the soil type. A detailed mapping of the spatio-temporal vegetation cover patterns for the Niger Inland Delta during the period of 2002 -2005 is another outcome of this study in addition to an in-depth evaluation of the applicability of the used VIs for environments with sparse vegetation covers. Located in the western Sahel of Africa, (1330' N -17 N and 230' W -530' W), the Niger Inland Delta is one of the largest floodplains in the world. The geographic term "Niger Inland Delta" represents a vast, extremely flat area of around 40.000 km extend, which is annually inundated by water of the Niger -Bani riversystem. In contrast to its semi -arid surrounding, the delta's ecology can be described as a mosaic of permanent, periodical and episodically flooded areas. Their extend varies both in scale and time due to irregularities of amount as

  4. Proyección de médicos especialistas para el Sector Salud de México a 2030. Un método para estimar requerimientos y planificar su formación.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fajardo-Dolci, Germán; Santacruz-Varela, Javier

    2017-01-01

    Carry out the projection of medical specialists in the Health Sector Mexico by 2030. A predictive approach was developed to project the number of medical specialists by 2030, according to a trend, a desired goal and two conventional scenarios of increased demand for health services. The methodology was developed based on the General Framework to Assess the Future Supply and Demand of Health Personnel, published in 2013 by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and a mathematical model and a software were designed to make projections about the number of specialists. According to the trend, between 2013 and 2030, the number of specialists will be increased by 90,554 to 124,558 and the rate will be change of 77/100.000 population to 91/100,000 population. If is necessary to achieve a goal of 120/100,000, will be necessary to train 40,420 additional specialists to the trend number and if the demand for services increases 15% or 30%, will require further training specialists 65,166 and 89,913, respectively. Even with the trend increase, in the 2030 Mexico will not achieve the desired goal of 126/100,000 population, that the OECD countries had in 2011. The results of the projections made, can help to planning the training of specialists in the medium term.

  5. Validació de la freqüència cardíaca de recuperació per estimar el consum màxim d’oxigen en la prova de caminada de sis minuts

    OpenAIRE

    Vásquez Gómez, Jaime

    2017-01-01

    La predicció del consum màxim d’oxigen (VO2màx ) s’ha realitzat en funció de la freqüència cardíaca (FC) en l’exercici submàxim, desenvolupant múltiples equacions per estimar-la a través de proves d’intensitat submàxima en diferents ergòmetres. L’objectiu va ser elaborar equacions per estimar el VO2màx a partir de la FC de recuperació (FCR) obtinguda en la prova de caminada de sis minuts (PC6M) en estudiants d’Educació Física (EEF) d’una universitat de la ciutat de Concepción, a Xile , i en e...

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Djamel Athmania

    2014-05-01

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

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rockwell, Barnaby W.

    2009-01-01

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

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

    OpenAIRE

    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 ...

  9. A Pixel Purity Index and Curvelet based approach for the Fusion of ASTER and MODIS data for land cover classification

    Science.gov (United States)

    Singh, Dharmendra

    In this paper, an approach of Pixel Purity Index is used in the aid of Curvelet transform for the fusion of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) of resolution of 250m, and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) of resolution of 15m data for utilization of freely available satellite data i.e. NOAA/MODIS for land cover classification of Roorkee (India) Region. The Roorkee Region of India has a blend of urban, water and agriculture bodies. Earth observation satellites provide data covering different portions of the electromagnetic spectrum at different spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions. For the full exploitation of increasingly sophisticated multisource data, advanced analytical or numerical data fusion techniques are being developed. Fused images may provide increased interpretation capabilities and more reliable results since data with different characteristics will be combined. The Terra and Aqua MODIS instrument provides high radiometric sensitivity (12 bit) in 36 spectral bands ranging in wavelength from 0.4 µm to 14.4 µm. Two bands are imaged at a nominal resolution of 250 m at nadir, with five bands at 500 m, and the remaining 29 bands at 1 km. The ASTER is an advanced multispectral imager that was launched on board NASA's Terra. ASTER covers a wide spectral region with 14 bands from the visible to the thermal infrared with high spatial, spectral and radiometric resolution. The spatial resolution varies with wavelength: 15 m in the visible and near-infrared (VNIR), 30 m in the short wave infrared (SWIR), and 90 m in the thermal infrared (TIR). Many image fusion techniques have been developed. The well-known methods are, for example, the Brovey, the IHS (Intensity, Hue, Saturation) color model, the PCA (Principal Components Analysis) method, and wavelet based method. The Limitations of the Brovey, IHS, and PCA fusion methods is some distortion of spectral characteristics in the original multispectral

  10. Self-Adaptive Gradient-Based Thresholding Method for Coal Fire Detection Based on ASTER Data—Part 2, Validation and Sensitivity Analysis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Xiaomin Du

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The self-adaptive gradient-based thresholding (SAGBT method is a simple non-interactive coal fire detection approach involving segmentation and a threshold identification algorithm that adapts to the spatial distribution of thermal features over a landscape. SAGBT detects coal fire using multispectral thermal images acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER sensor. The method was detailed by our previous work “Self-Adaptive Gradient-Based Thresholding Method for Coal Fire Detection Based on ASTER Data—Part 1, Methodology”. The current study evaluates the performance of SAGBT and validates its results by using ASTER thermal infrared (TIR images and ground temperature data collected at the Wuda coalfield (China during satellite overpass. We further analyzed algorithm performance by using nighttime TIR images and images from different seasons. SAGBT-derived fires matched fire spots measured in the field with an average offset of 32.44 m and a matching rate of 70%–85%. Coal fire areas from TIR images generally agreed with coal-related anomalies from visible-near infrared (VNIR images. Further, high-temperature pixels in the ASTER image matched observed coal fire areas, including the major extreme high-temperature regions derived from field samples. Finally, coal fires detected by daytime and by nighttime images were found to have similar spatial distributions, although fires differ in shape and size. Results included the stratification of our study site into two temperature groups (high and low temperature, using a fire boundary. We conclude that SAGBT can be successfully used for coal fire detection and analysis at our study site.

  11. Application of ASTER and Landsat 8 imagery data and mathematical evaluation method in detecting iron minerals contamination in the Chadormalu iron mine area, central Iran

    Science.gov (United States)

    Moghtaderi, Arsia; Moore, Farid; Ranjbar, Hojjatollah

    2017-01-01

    Satellite images are widely used to map geological and environmental features at different map scales. The ability of visible to near-infrared (VNIR) scanner systems to map gossans, rich in iron and associated with weathered sulfide occurrences, as well as to characterize regoliths, is perhaps one of the most important current applications of this technology. Initial results of this study show that advanced space-borne thermal emission and reflection (ASTER), VNIR, and short-wave infrared radiometer scanner systems can be used successfully to map iron ores. By applying internal average relative reflectance, false color composite, minimum noise fraction transform, and mathematical evaluation method (MEM) techniques, iron contaminations were successfully detected in the Chadormalu iron mine area of central Iran. An attempt was also made to discriminate between the geogenic and anthropogenic iron contaminations in the vicinity of the Chadormalu iron deposit. This research compares ASTER and Landsat 8 data images and the MEM with the band ratio method in a full scope view scale and demonstrates ASTER image data capability in detecting iron contaminations in the Chadormalu area. This indicates that ASTER bands 3, 2, and 1 have a higher spatial (15 m) resolution compared with sensors used in previous works. In addition, the capability of the MEM in detecting Fe-contaminants, unlike the color judgments of the band ratio method, can discriminate between iron pollution in an alluvial plain and the Fe-contents of the host and country rocks in the study area. This study proved that Landsat 8 data illustrate exaggeration both in the MEM and band ratio final results (outputs) and cannot display iron contamination in detail.

  12. Hydrologic land-cover classification mapping at the local level with the combined use of ASTER multispectral imagery and GPS measurements

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chrysoulakis, Nektarios; Keramitsoglou, Iphigenia; Cartalis, Constantinos

    2004-02-01

    Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and land cover products are primary inputs for hydrologic models of surface runoff that affects infiltration, erosion, and evapotranspiration. DEM and land cover play important role in determining the runoff characteristics of specific catchment areas. Recently, at local level, a number of data sources have been used to derive land cover products for high resolution studies. These studies have been carried out for a number of different applications, including estimation of biomass and vegetation mapping. A hydrologic land cover classification includes information not only about vegetation species, but also about the land surface and what classes are important hydrologically. This kind of classification must therefore incorporate information on elevation, slope, aspect, surface roughness, as well as vegetation species derived from satellite added-value products. The main problems when generating hydrologic land cover maps is the lack of accurate DEMs and the confusion of spectral responses from different features. In this study, a Terra/ASTER image acquired over the region of Heraklion, Crete, Greece was used. ASTER stereo imagery is used for DEM production because it gives a strong advantage in terms of radiometric variations versus the multi-date stereo-data acquisition with across-track stereo, which can then compensate for the weaker stereo geometry. GCPs (Ground Control Points) derived from differential GPS measurements were also used for absolute DEM production. A hydrologic land cover classification scheme was developed by combining ASTER multispectral imagery, ASTER DEM products and the spectral signatures derived from field observations at predefined training sites.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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 (Evaluation of Total Suspended Sediment (TSS) Distribution Using ASTER, ALOS, SPOT-4 Satellite Imagery in 2005-2012

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hariyanto, T.; Krisna, T. C.; Pribadi, C. B.; Kurniawan, A.; Sukojo, B. M.; Taufik, M.

    2017-12-01

    Lapindo mud thrown to Porong River from September 27, 2006 brought an enormous impact to the environment and surrounding communities. This will exacerbate the damage Porong ecosystems, and pollute the Madura Strait and surrounding areas (Wibisono, 2006). Disposal of sludge in large quantities and continuously to Porong also indicated sedimentation resulted in Porong River, Porong River estuary and along coastal of Surabaya-Pasuruan. This is because the material sediment transport along water flow, and the influence of geographical conditions, and the waves of the sea water. Satellite image data used in this study is the ASTER in 2005-2008, ALOS/AVNIR-2 in 2010, and SPOT-4 years 2009.2011 and 2012. In the satellite image processing, for obtain the value of is used TSS algorithm of Jing Li (2008) for ASTER satellite imagery, algorithms of Hendrawan and Asai (2008) for the ALOS satellite imagery, and algorithm of Budiman (2004) for the SPOT-4 satellite imagery. TSS value of the image processing results then performed validation / test precision using reference data TSS In-Situ to obtain linear correlation (R2). R2 value was obtained is 0.854 in 2009, 0.761 in 2011, and 0712 in 2013. That indicates that the value of TSS in the field is proportional with the TSS value in image and has a very good correlation. The results show the value of TSS in the study area ranged from 25 until more than 150 mg/L and according to the results of the analysis showed an upward trend of TSS values over time. There are several locations that indicated experiencing severe sedimentation impacts such as in Porong River, Porong River Estuary, Alo River Estuary, and the surrounding area of the estuary. According to Government Regulation Number 82 in 2001, the maximum value of TSS in the river or water is must less than 50 mg/L and so the value of TSS in the study area is very improper that if allowed to continue may damage the ecosystem in the area. Results from this study is expected to be

  14. Demarcation of mineral rich zones in areas adjoining to a copper prospect in Rajasthan, India using ASTER, DEM (ALOS) and spaceborne gravity data

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sengar, Vivek K.; Champati Ray, P. K.; Chattoraj, Shovan L.; Venkatesh, A. S.; Sajeev, R.; Konwar, Purnima; Thapa, Shailaja

    2017-10-01

    The objective of this work is to identify the potential zones for detailed mineral exploration studies in areas adjoining to a copper prospect using Remotely Sensed data sets. In this study visualization of ASTER data has been enhanced to highlight the mineral-rich areas using various remote sensing techniques such as colour composites and band ratios. VNIR region of ASTER is significant to detect iron oxides while, clay minerals, carbonates and chlorites have characteristic absorption in the SWIR wavelength region. Therefore, an attempt has been made to target the mineral abundant regions through ASTER data processing. Height based information was extracted using high-resolution ALOSDEM to analyse the topographical controls in the region considering the fact that mineral deposits often found associated with geological structures and geomorphological units. Gravity data was used to generate gravity anomaly map which gives clues about subsurface density differences. In this context, base metal ores may show anomalous (high) gravity values in comparison to the non-mineralised areas. Outputs from all the data sets were analysed and correlated with the geological map and available literature. Final validation of results has been done through proper ground checks and laboratory analysis of rock samples collected from the litho-units present in the study area. Based on this study some new areas have been successfully demarcated which may be potential for base metal exploration.

  15. Sonda de tdr para a estimativa de umidade em bagaço de Cana-de-açúcar

    OpenAIRE

    Claudinei F. Souza; Cirilo,Lucas da S; Bastos,Reinaldo G.; Peres,José G.; Oliveira, Aline F.

    2016-01-01

    RESUMO O bagaço de cana-de-açúcar pode ser utilizado como suporte sólido para cultivo de microrganismos, e apesar de fundamental, o monitoramento da umidade em tempo real nesses processos ainda é pouco pesquisado. Sendo assim, o presente trabalho teve como objetivo propor e validar a TDR para estimar a umidade em bagaço de cana-de-açúcar, visando a seu uso como suporte para cultivo em estado sólido, considerando a produção de ácido cítrico. A sonda de TDR proposta foi analisada fisicamente, e...

  16. Algoritmo para la localización y estimación de masa forestal a partir de imágenes LiDAR

    OpenAIRE

    Palomino Palomino, Mª Pilar

    2009-01-01

    Este trabajo describe un algoritmo para estimar parámetros importantes para la gestión de masas forestales, mediante el posicionamiento de los árboles la medición automática de sus dimensiones partiendo de imágenes LiDAR. Este trabajo se basa en estudios previos realizados en Alemania y muestra los problemas que se presentan en la búsqueda de árboles de diferentes tamaños y formas. Con este algoritmo se pretende mejorar los métodos existentes hasta ahora para este fin. Para llevar a cabo este...

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

    Science.gov (United States)

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

    2015-04-01

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

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Anna Rudzińska-Langwald

    2014-01-01

    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.

  19. Evaluating Spectral Indices for Assessing Fire Severity in Chaparral Ecosystems (Southern California Using MODIS/ASTER (MASTER Airborne Simulator Data

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Simon Hook

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Wildland fires are a yearly recurring phenomenon in many terrestrial ecosystems. Accurate fire severity estimates are of paramount importance for modeling fire-induced trace gas emissions and rehabilitating post-fire landscapes. We used high spatial and high spectral resolution MODIS/ASTER (MASTER airborne simulator data acquired over four 2007 southern California burns to evaluate the effectiveness of 19 different spectral indices, including the widely used Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR, for assessing fire severity in southern California chaparral. Ordinal logistic regression was used to assess the goodness-of-fit between the spectral index values and ordinal field data of severity. The NBR and three indices in which the NBR is enhanced with surface temperature or emissivity data revealed the best performance. Our findings support the operational use of the NBR in chaparral ecosystems by Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER projects, and demonstrate the potential of combining optical and thermal data for assessing fire severity. Additional testing in more burns, other ecoregions and different vegetation types is required to fully understand how (thermally enhanced spectral indices relate to fire severity.

  1. Geology, structure, geochemistry and ASTER-based mapping of Neoproterozoic Gebel El-Delihimmi granites, Central Eastern Desert of Egypt

    Science.gov (United States)

    Asran, Asran Mohamed; Emam, Ashraf; El-Fakharani, Abdelhamid

    2017-06-01

    The Gebel El-Delihimmi granite intrusion, located in the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt, cuts the core of a major anticlinal structure of calc-alkaline metavolcanics and ophiolitic mélange rocks. The intrusion is microscopically differentiated into granodiorite, monzogranite, syenogranite and alkali-feldspar granite. Decorrelation stretch and band-ratio techniques were applied to Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer data. Processing of ASTER-SWIR bands enabled discrimination of El-Delihimmi granite phases and generation of a detailed lithologic map of the study area. The structural and microfabric data suggest that the El-Delihimmi granite underwent at least two phases of deformations. The first was related to the Najd fault system during which the older granodiorite phase of the intrusion was affected by sinistral ductile shearing. During the second phase, monzogranite and syenogranite in the intrusion were affected by brittle E-W compressional deformation. Geochemical data reported here reveal that the granodiorite phase has K2O/Na2O ratio 1. The granite phases are generally I-type, metaluminous to slightly peraluminous and are interpreted as formed above subducted slabs of oceanic lithosphere rather than in continental collision zones.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Eddi, M. [Electricite de France (EDF/RD/MFTT), 92 - Clamart (France); Chavantz, C. [Electricite de France (EDF/RD/AMA), 92 - Clamart (France); Texeraud, J. [Bordeaux-1 Univ., Student MATMECA, 33 - Talence (France)

    2005-07-01

    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)

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Waldir Renato Paradella

    2008-06-01

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

  4. Determinación de correlaciones para tasa global de transferencia de

    OpenAIRE

    Villa Jadan, Santiago Francisco

    2009-01-01

    La ausencia de rellenos comerciales y económicos para torres de enfriamiento hace que aumente el costo de la construcción y mantenimiento de estos elementos, por este motivo, el objetivo principal de la tesis fue obtener correlaciones experimentales que logren estimar con el menor error posible valores característicos de un determinado tipo relleno económico para torres de enfriamiento. Se efectuó una investigación transferencia de masa y de energía, con lo que se seleccionó el modelo matemá...

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  6. A directed matched filtering algorithm (DMF) for discriminating hydrothermal alteration zones using the ASTER remote sensing data

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fereydooni, H.; Mojeddifar, S.

    2017-09-01

    This study introduced a different procedure to implement matched filtering algorithm (MF) on the ASTER images to obtain the distribution map of alteration minerals in the northwestern part of the Kerman Cenozoic Magmatic Arc (KCMA). This region contains many areas with porphyry copper mineralization such as Meiduk, Abdar, Kader, Godekolvari, Iju, Serenu, Chahfiroozeh and Parkam. Also argillization, sericitization and propylitization are the most common types of hydrothermal alteration in the area. Matched filtering results were provided for alteration minerals with a matched filtering score, called MF image. To identify the pixels which contain only one material (endmember), an appropriate threshold value should be used to the MF image. The chosen threshold classifies a MF image into background and target pixels. This article argues that the current thresholding process (the choice of a threshold) shows misclassification for MF image. To address the issue, this paper introduced the directed matched filtering (DMF) algorithm in which a spectral signature-based filter (SSF) was used instead of the thresholding process. SSF is a user-defined rule package which contains numeral descriptions about the spectral reflectance of alteration minerals. On the other hand, the spectral bands are defined by an upper and lower limit in SSF filter for each alteration minerals. SSF was developed for chlorite, kaolinite, alunite, and muscovite minerals to map alteration zones. The validation proved that, at first: selecting a contiguous range of MF values could not identify desirable results, second: unexpectedly, considerable frequency of pure pixels was observed in the MF scores less than threshold value. Also, the comparison between DMF results and field studies showed an accuracy of 88.51%.

  7. GEOMETRIC ACCURACY ANALYSIS OF WORLDDEM IN RELATION TO AW3D30, SRTM AND ASTER GDEM2

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    S. Bayburt

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available In a project area close to Istanbul the quality of WorldDEM, AW3D30, SRTM DSM and ASTER GDEM2 have been analyzed in relation to a reference aerial LiDAR DEM and to each other. The random and the systematic height errors have been separated. The absolute offset for all height models in X, Y and Z is within the expectation. The shifts have been respected in advance for a satisfying estimation of the random error component. All height models are influenced by some tilts, different in size. In addition systematic deformations can be seen not influencing the standard deviation too much. The delivery of WorldDEM includes information about the height error map which is based on the interferometric phase errors, and the number and location of coverage’s from different orbits. A dependency of the height accuracy from the height error map information and the number of coverage’s can be seen, but it is smaller as expected. WorldDEM is more accurate as the other investigated height models and with 10 m point spacing it includes more morphologic details, visible at contour lines. The morphologic details are close to the details based on the LiDAR digital surface model (DSM. As usual a dependency of the accuracy from the terrain slope can be seen. In forest areas the canopy definition of InSAR X- and C-band height models as well as for the height models based on optical satellite images is not the same as the height definition by LiDAR. In addition the interferometric phase uncertainty over forest areas is larger. Both effects lead to lower height accuracy in forest areas, also visible in the height error map.

  8. Geometric Accuracy Analysis of Worlddem in Relation to AW3D30, Srtm and Aster GDEM2

    Science.gov (United States)

    Bayburt, S.; Kurtak, A. B.; Büyüksalih, G.; Jacobsen, K.

    2017-05-01

    In a project area close to Istanbul the quality of WorldDEM, AW3D30, SRTM DSM and ASTER GDEM2 have been analyzed in relation to a reference aerial LiDAR DEM and to each other. The random and the systematic height errors have been separated. The absolute offset for all height models in X, Y and Z is within the expectation. The shifts have been respected in advance for a satisfying estimation of the random error component. All height models are influenced by some tilts, different in size. In addition systematic deformations can be seen not influencing the standard deviation too much. The delivery of WorldDEM includes information about the height error map which is based on the interferometric phase errors, and the number and location of coverage's from different orbits. A dependency of the height accuracy from the height error map information and the number of coverage's can be seen, but it is smaller as expected. WorldDEM is more accurate as the other investigated height models and with 10 m point spacing it includes more morphologic details, visible at contour lines. The morphologic details are close to the details based on the LiDAR digital surface model (DSM). As usual a dependency of the accuracy from the terrain slope can be seen. In forest areas the canopy definition of InSAR X- and C-band height models as well as for the height models based on optical satellite images is not the same as the height definition by LiDAR. In addition the interferometric phase uncertainty over forest areas is larger. Both effects lead to lower height accuracy in forest areas, also visible in the height error map.

  9. Using the Surface Temperature-Albedo Space to Separate Regional Soil and Vegetation Temperatures from ASTER Data

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  10. An Effort to Map and Monitor Baldcypress Forest Areas in Coastal Louisiana, Using Landsat, MODIS, and ASTER Satellite Data

    Science.gov (United States)

    Spruce, Joseph P.; Sader, Steve; Smoot, James

    2012-01-01

    This presentation discusses a collaborative project to develop, test, and demonstrate baldcypress forest mapping and monitoring products for aiding forest conservation and restoration in coastal Louisiana. Low lying coastal forests in the region are being negatively impacted by multiple factors, including subsidence, salt water intrusion, sea level rise, persistent flooding, hydrologic modification, annual insect-induced forest defoliation, timber harvesting, and conversion to urban land uses. Coastal baldcypress forests provide invaluable ecological services in terms of wildlife habitat, forest products, storm buffers, and water quality benefits. Before this project, current maps of baldcypress forest concentrations and change did not exist or were out of date. In response, this project was initiated to produce: 1) current maps showing the extent and location of baldcypress dominated forests; and 2) wetland forest change maps showing temporary and persistent disturbance and loss since the early 1970s. Project products are being developed collaboratively with multiple state and federal agencies. Products are being validated using available reference data from aerial, satellite, and field survey data. Results include Landsat TM- based classifications of baldcypress in terms of cover type and percent canopy cover. Landsat MSS data was employed to compute a circa 1972 classification of swamp and bottomland hardwood forest types. Landsat data for 1972-2010 was used to compute wetland forest change products. MODIS-based change products were applied to view and assess insect-induced swamp forest defoliation. MODIS, Landsat, and ASTER satellite data products were used to help assess hurricane and flood impacts to coastal wetland forests in the region.

  11. Application of MODIS-ASTER (MASTER) simulator data to geological mapping of young volcanic regions in Baja California, Mexico

    Science.gov (United States)

    Dmochowski, Jane Ellen

    Visible, near infrared, short-wave infrared, and thermal infrared multi-channel remote sensing data, MODIS-ASTER (MASTER), are used to extract geologic information from two volcanic regions in Baja California, Mexico: Tres Virgenes-La Reforma Volcanic Region and the volcanic island of Isla San Luis. The visible and near infrared and short-wave infrared data were atmospherically corrected and classified. The resulting classification roughly delineates surfaces that vary in their secondary minerals. Attempts to identify these minerals using ENVI's Spectral Analyst(TM) were moderately successful. The analysis of the thermal infrared data utilizes the shift to longer wavelengths in the Reststrahlen band as the mineralogy changes from felsic to mafic to translate the data into values of weight percent SiO2. The results indicate that the general approach tends to underestimate the weight percent SiO2 in the image. This discrepancy is removed with a "site calibration," which provides good results in the calculated weight percent SiO2 with errors of a few percent. However, errors become larger with rugged topography or low solar angle at the time of image acquisition. Analysis of bathymetric data around Isla San Luis, and consideration of the island's alignment with the Ballenas transform fault zone to the south and volcanic seamounts nearby, suggest Isla San Luis is potentially volcanically active and could be the product of a "leaky" transform fault. The results from the image analysis in the Tres Virgenes-La Reforma Volcanic Region show the La Reforma and El Aguajito volcanic centers to be bimodal in composition and verify the most recent volcanism in the Tres Virgenes region to be basaltic-andesite. The results of fieldwork and image analysis indicate that the volcanic products of the central dome of La Reforma are likely a sequence of welded ash flow tuffs and lavas of varied composition, evidence of its origin as a caldera.

  12. Using the British National Collection of Asters to Compare the Attractiveness of 228 Varieties to Flower-Visiting Insects.

    Science.gov (United States)

    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. © The Authors 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  13. NASA and U.S. Geological Survey Long-Term Archive for the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  14. Elevation validation and geomorphic metric comparison with focus on ASTER GDEM2, SRTM- C, ALOS World 3D, and TanDEM-X

    Science.gov (United States)

    Purinton, Benjamin; Bookhagen, Bodo

    2017-04-01

    Geomorphologists use digital elevation models (DEMs) to quantify changes in topography - often without rigorous accuracy assessments. In this study we validate and compare elevation accuracy and derived geomorphic metrics from the current generation of satellite-derived DEMs on the southern Central Andean Plateau. The average elevation of 3.7 km, diverse topography and relief, lack of vegetation, and clear skies create ideal conditions for remote sensing in this study area. DEMs at resolutions of 5-30 m are sourced from open-access, research agreement, and commercial outlets, with a focus on the 30 m SRTM-C, 30 m ASTER GDEM2, 12 m TanDEM-X, and 5 m ALOS World 3D data. In addition to these edited products, manually generated DEMs included 10 m single-CoSSC TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X DEMs and a 30 m stacked ASTER L1A stereopair DEM. We assessed vertical accuracy by comparing standard deviations (SD) of the DEM elevation versus 307,509 differential GPS (dGPS) measurements with < 0.5 m vertical accuracy, acquired across 4,000 m of elevation. Vertical SD was 3.33 m, 9.48 m, 6.93 m, 1.97 m, 2.02-3.83 m, and 1.64 m for the 30 m SRTM-C, 30 m ASTER GDEM2, 30 m stacked ASTER, 12 m TanDEM-X, 10 m single-CoSSC TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X DEMs, and 5 m ALOS World 3D, respectively. Analysis of vertical uncertainty with respect to terrain elevation, slope, and aspect revealed the high performance across these attributes of the 30 m SRTM-C, 12 m TanDEM-X, and 5 m ALOS World 3D DEMs. The 10 m single-CoSSC TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X DEMs and the 30 m ASTER GDEM2 displayed slight aspect biases, which were removed in their stacked counterparts (TanDEM-X and the stacked ASTER DEMs). We selected the high quality 30 m SRTM-C, 12 m TanDEM-X, and 5 m ALOS World 3D for geomorphic metric comparison in a 66 sqkm catchment with a clear river knickpoint. For trunk channel profiles analyzed with chi plots, consistent m/n values of 0.49-0.57 were found regardless of DEM resolution or SD. Hillslopes were analyzed

  15. Description and validation of an automated methodology for mapping mineralogy, vegetation, and hydrothermal alteration type from ASTER satellite imagery with examples from the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rockwell, Barnaby W.

    2012-01-01

    The efficacy of airborne spectroscopic, or "hyperspectral," remote sensing for geoenvironmental watershed evaluations and deposit-scale mapping of exposed mineral deposits has been demonstrated. However, the acquisition, processing, and analysis of such airborne data at regional and national scales can be time and cost prohibitive. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor carried by the NASA Earth Observing System Terra satellite was designed for mineral mapping and the acquired data can be efficiently used to generate uniform mineral maps over very large areas. Multispectral remote sensing data acquired by the ASTER sensor were analyzed to identify and map minerals, mineral groups, hydrothermal alteration types, and vegetation groups in the western San Juan Mountains, Colorado, including the Silverton and Lake City calderas. This mapping was performed in support of multidisciplinary studies involving the predictive modeling of surface water geochemistry at watershed and regional scales. Detailed maps of minerals, vegetation groups, and water were produced from an ASTER scene using spectroscopic, expert system-based analysis techniques which have been previously described. New methodologies are presented for the modeling of hydrothermal alteration type based on the Boolean combination of the detailed mineral maps, and for the entirely automated mapping of alteration types, mineral groups, and green vegetation. Results of these methodologies are compared with the more detailed maps and with previously published mineral mapping results derived from analysis of high-resolution spectroscopic data acquired by the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) sensor. Such comparisons are also presented for other mineralized and (or) altered areas including the Goldfield and Cuprite mining districts, Nevada and the central Marysvale volcanic field, Wah Wah Mountains, and San Francisco Mountains, Utah. The automated

  16. Herramienta para el cálculo del costo de la mano de obra directa para la fabricación de equipos industriales en una empresa metalmecánica del Valle [recurso electrónico

    OpenAIRE

    Ángulo Ibarra, Mauricio

    2014-01-01

    En los diferentes sectores manufactureros se calculan los costos de producción de un producto de diferentes maneras y es muy común que en algunos como el metalmecánico se utilice la experiencia y el conocimiento adquirido durante el tiempo para emitir de manera muy personal los tiempos o los costos asociados a la mano de obra de un producto a fabricar; este estudio pretende encontrar una propuesta de herramienta que permita estimar el costo de la mano de la mano de obra requerida para fabrica...

  17. Diseño de mecanismos basados en traducción automática para la portabilidad entre idiomas en un sistema de comprensión de habla

    OpenAIRE

    MILLÁN SOLER, CARLOS

    2016-01-01

    [ES] En este proyecto se hace uso de herramientas de traducción automática para la creación de un sistema de comprensión del habla en inglés y francés a partir de uno originalmente en castellano. Gracias al uso de estas herramientas se evita la necesidad de una traducción y etiquetado manual para la portabilidad a un nuevo idioma. Se ha seguido la aproximación train-on-target para volver a estimar un nuevo modelo de comprensión en estos idiomas. Para ello ha sido necesaria la o...

  18. Elaboração e validação de código computacional para cálculo dos coeficientes de estabilidade estática lineares longitudinais de uma aeronave de transporte

    OpenAIRE

    Marcos Rodrigo da Silva

    2009-01-01

    Este trabalho tem como objetivo o estudo, implementação e validação de métodos semi-empíricos utilizados para estimar as derivadas de estabilidade estáticas longitudinais de uma aeronave regional ainda em sua fase de anteprojeto. Estas derivadas são importantes para se avaliar as características de estabilidade e controle de uma aeronave. Para isso, foi elaborado um código computacional, desenvolvido em linguagem Matlab, tendo como base para o cálculo das derivadas a metodologia ESDU. Nos pon...

  19. El tiempo es dinero: Cálculo del valor social del tiempo en Lima Metropolitana para usuarios de transporte urbano

    OpenAIRE

    Calmet , Denisse; Capurro , Juan Miguel

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es estimar el valor social del tiempo (VST) de los usuarios de transporte urbano en Lima Metropolitana. Con dicho fin, se presentan dos estimaciones del VST. En el primer caso, se utiliza información de la Encuesta Nacional de Hogares para aproximar el VST a partir del ingreso bruto mensual. En el segundo caso, utilizando información de encuestas llevadas a cabo para fines de este estudio, se realiza una estimación subjetiva del VST, extrayendo a través de preferen...

  20. Terrain Classification of Aster gDEM for Seismic Microzonation of Port-Au Haiti, Using - and - Based Analytic Methods

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yong, A.; Hough, S. E.; Cox, B. R.; Rathje, E. M.; Bachhuber, J.; Hulslander, D.; Christiansen, L.; Abrams, M.

    2010-12-01

    The aftermath of the M7.0 Haiti earthquake of 12 January 2010 witnessed an impressive scientific response from the international community. In addition to conventional post-earthquake investigations, there was also an unprecedented reliance on remote-sensing technologies for scientific investigation and damage assessment. These technologies include sensors from both aerial and space-borne observational platforms. As part of the Haiti earthquake response and recovery effort, we develop a seismic zonation map of Port-au-Prince based on high-resolution satellite imagery as well as data from traditional seismographic monitoring stations and geotechnical site characterizations. Our imagery consists of a global digital elevation model (gDEM) of Hispaniola derived from data recorded by NASA-JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument onboard the multi-platform satellite Terra. To develop our model we also consider recorded waveforms from portable seismographic stations (Hough et al., in review) and 36 geotechnical shear-wave velocity surveys (Cox et al., in review). Following a similar approach developed by Yong et al. (2008; Bull. Seism Soc. Am.), we use both pixel- and object- based imaging analytic methods to systematically identify and extract local terrain features that are expected to amplify seismic ground motion. Using histogram-stretching techniques applied to the rDEM values, followed by multi-resolution, segmentations of the imagery into terrain types, we systematically classify the terrains of Hispaniola. By associating available Vs30 (average shear-wave velocity in the upper 30 meter depth) calculated from the MASW (Multi-channel Analysis of Surface Wave) survey method, we develop a first-order site characterization map. Our results indicate that the terrain-based Vs30 estimates are significantly associated with amplitudes recorded at station sites. We also find that the damage distribution inferred from UNOSAT

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  2. New form of China aster (Callistephus chinensis (L. Nees. Structure and biology of ray florets with open tubular corollas (type RO

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alicja Wosińska

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A radiomutant of China aster with a new type of head and new type of ray florets was described. All florets in the head were bisexual and tubular although dimorphic - they varied in size and colour. The place of ray florets in the head was taken by bisexual open tubular florets which were often crowned with irregular teeth. Disc florets were short and parchment-like. In both types of florets the following were compared: number and size of stamens, vitality of pollen and floret fertility. A number of teeth (lobes in the corolIas of disc florets was also determined. Attention was also paid to the frequently observed anomalies and in particular to stamen displation. The problem is discussed of whether the obtained form resulted from mutation of disc florets with the simultaneous mutation of factors determining the so far unknown in China aster the head type without the whorl ofray florets or whether it was a mutation of ray flowers (corolla type and androecium formation. The author presents the opinion that the form resulted from the mutation ligulate of ray florets to the type of florets described above.

  3. Development of a Model for Estimation of Acacia Senegal Tree Biomass Using Allometry and Aster Satellite Imagery at Ennuhud, West Kordofan State, Sudan

    Science.gov (United States)

    Elamin, Hatim; Elnour Adam, Hassan; Csaplovics, Elmar

    The current paper deals with the development of a biomass model for Acacia senegal trees by applying allometric equations for ground data combined with ASTER satellite data sets. The current study is conducted around Ennuhud area which is located in Ennuhud locality in West Kordofan State, Sudan. Primary data are obtained by application of random sampling around Ennuhud town where Acacia senegal tree species is abundant. Ten sample units are taken. Each unit contains five sample plots (15x15 m), one in the centre and the others in the four directions 100 m away from the centre forming a total of 50 sample plots. The tree coordinates, diameter/diameters (diameter at breast height ≥ 5 cm), height and crown diameters will be recorded. Sensor data were acquired from ASTER remote sensing satellite (29.03.2007 & 26.01.2011) and integrated with the in-situ data. The expected findings allow for the calculation of the mean diameter of trees. The tree above ground biomass (TAGB), tree below ground biomass (TBGB) and the tree total biomass (TTB) of Acacia senegal are computed consequently. Remotely sensed data are integrated with the ground data for creating the data base for calculating the correlation of the relationship between the two methods of data collection. The application of allometric equations is useful as a non-destructive method for biomass estimation by the application of remote sensing is recommended for biomass modelling over large areas. Keywords: Biomass model, Acacia senegal tree, remote sensing, Ennuhud, North Kordofan

  4. 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)

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

  5. Calibration of a TLD system to estimate personal doses in fields of gamma-neutrons radiation; Calibracion de un sistema TLD para estimar dosis personal en campos de radiacion gamma-neutrones

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Villegas, E.N.; Somarriba, S.I., E-mail: evillegas@unan.edu.ni [Lab. de Fisica de Radiaciones y Metrologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua (Nicaragua)

    2016-07-01

    Currently Nicaragua has no personal neutron dosimetry system. The calibration of a batch of albedo neutron dosimeters consisting of two pairs of {sup 6}LiF and {sup 7}LiF (Mg, Ti) detectors was done. The dosimeter and reader sensitivities were obtained using a {sup 137}Cs source, and a neutron calibration factor was found with a {sup 241}AmBe source. Reproducibility and homogeneity tests were performed, and the detection limit of the system was determined. This calibration will allow the beginning of neutron personal monitoring in the country. (author)

  6. 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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

  7. Proposed methodology for estimating the in HDR brachytherapy facilities Ir-192; Propuesta de metodologia para estimar la dosis absorbida en la entrada del laberinto en instalaciones de braquiterapia HDR con Ir-192

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Pujades-Clamarchirant, M. C.; Perez-Calatayud, J.; Ballester, F.; Gimeno, J.; Granero, D.; Camacho, C.; Lliso, F.; Carmona, V.; Vijande, J.

    2011-07-01

    In the absence of procedures for assessing the design of a room brachytherapy (BT) with maze, usually adopting the formalism of external irradiation with different variations, The purpose of this study is to adapt the methodology of NCRP151 [1] to estimate the absorbed dose at the entrance to a room of ET and compare with the corresponding dosimetry data obtained with Monte Carlo (MC) in a previous work.

  8. Evaluación de compuestos volátiles para estimar poblaciones del picudo de la guayaba Conotrachelus dimidiatus Evaluación de color en suelos del Cerro de Denganthza, municipio de Francisco I. Madero, Hidalgo

    OpenAIRE

    Otilio Acevedo Sandoval; Francisco Prieto García; Alma Delia Román Gutiérrez; Julia María Domínguez Soto

    2012-01-01

      Through experiments in Calvillo, Aguascalientes was determined that the populations of the guava weevil Conotrachelus dimidiatus can be estimated with pyramid traps baited with volatile compounds of guava. The attraction tests were conducted on commercial guava orchards for a period of five months during 2008 and 2009. The total catch of adults was higher in June and July of both years, with the beginning of the rainy season, decreasing towards the later months. The dispensers released the ...

  9. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

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

    2009-07-01

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

  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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Cláudio Benício Cardoso-Silva

    2013-01-01

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

  13. Two rare halophyte species: Aster tripolium L. and Plantago maritima L. on the Baltic coast in Poland – their resources, distribution and implications for conservation management

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Lazarus Magdalena

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of geobotanical studies on the distribution and resources of Aster tripolium L. and Plantago maritima L, two rare halophytes in Poland. The research was conducted in northern Poland, along the Baltic coast in 2013. The present distribution of the two species was compared with historical data and general trends of and threats to these two species were examined. In total, 33 sites of A. tripolium and 18 of P. maritima were found in the research area. The resources of both species have been perceptibly depleting during last 150 years, which is mostly due to human agencies (e.g. habitat devastation caused by growing urban areas and the change in management and/or habitat condition. In order to preserve both species, it may be necessary to start an ex situ conservation program.

  14. 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

    CERN Document Server

    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.

  15. 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

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mars, John L.

    2013-01-01

    Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data and Interactive Data Language (IDL) logical operator algorithms were used to map hydrothermally altered rocks in the central and southern parts of the Basin and Range province of the United States. The hydrothermally altered rocks mapped in this study include (1) hydrothermal silica-rich rocks (hydrous quartz, chalcedony, opal, and amorphous silica), (2) propylitic rocks (calcite-dolomite and epidote-chlorite mapped as separate mineral groups), (3) argillic rocks (alunite-pyrophyllite-kaolinite), and (4) phyllic rocks (sericite-muscovite). A series of hydrothermal alteration maps, which identify the potential locations of hydrothermal silica-rich, propylitic, argillic, and phyllic rocks on Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) band 7 orthorectified images, and geographic information systems shape files of hydrothermal alteration units are provided in this study.

  16. Slope adjustment of runoff curve number (CN) using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) for Kuantan River Basin

    Science.gov (United States)

    Akbari, Abolghasem

    2015-10-01

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service Curve Number (NRCS-CN) method is widely used for predicting direct runoff from rainfall. It employs the hydrologic soil groups and landuse information along with period soil moisture conditions to derive NRCS-CN. This method has been well documented and available in popular rainfall-runoff models such as HEC-HMS, SWAT, SWMM and many more. The Sharply-Williams and Hank methods was used to adjust CN values provided in standard table of TR-55. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) is used to derive slope map with spatial resolution of 30 m for Kuantan River Basin (KRB). The two investigated method stretches the conventional CN domain to the lower values. The study shows a successful application of remote sensing data and GIS tools in hydrological studies. The result of this work can be used for rainfall-runoff simulation and flood modeling in KRB.

  17. Cost effectiveness of endosonography versus surgical staging in potentially resectable lung cancer: a health economics analysis of the ASTER trial from a European perspective.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rintoul, Robert C; Glover, Matthew J; Jackson, Christopher; Hughes, Victoria; Tournoy, Kurt G; Dooms, Christophe; Annema, Jouke T; Sharples, Linda D

    2014-07-01

    In the ASTER study, mediastinal staging was more accurate for patients randomised to combined endobronchial and endoscopic ultrasound, followed by surgical staging if endoscopy was negative, versus surgical staging alone. Here, we report survival, quality of life and cost effectiveness up to 6 months, for the UK, The Netherlands and Belgium, separately. Survival in the two arms of the study was similar. In all three countries, the endosonography strategy had slightly higher quality-adjusted life years over 6 months, and was cheaper. Therefore, based on clinical accuracy and cost effectiveness, we conclude that mediastinal staging should commence with endosonography. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  18. Use of heteroduplex mobility assay for identification and differentiation of phytoplasmas in the aster yellows group and the clover proliferation group.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wang, K; Hiruki, C

    2001-06-01

    ABSTRACT This paper describes the identification and differentiation of phytoplasmas by a highly sensitive diagnostic technique, DNA heteroduplex mobility assay (HMA). Closely related phytoplasma isolates of clover proliferation (CP), potato witches'-broom (PWB), and alfalfa witches'-broom (AWB) were collected from the field from 1990 to 1999. The entire 16S rRNA gene and 16/23S spacer region were amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from the field samples and standard CP, PWB, and AWB phytoplasmas and were subjected to restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis and HMA. Two subgroups (I and II) of phytoplasmas in the CP group were identified by HMA but not by RFLP analysis. The results were confirmed by 16/23S spacer region sequence data analysis. After HMA analyses of the PCR-amplified 16/23S spacer region, 14 phytoplasma isolates from field samples were classified into two aster yellows subgroups: subgroup I, phytoplasma isolates from China aster (Callistephus chinensis) yellows, French marigold (Tagetes patula) yellows, cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus cv. Dazzler) yellows, clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata) yellows, California poppy (Eschscholzia californica cv. Tai Silk) yellows, monarda (Monarda fistulosa) yellows, and strawflower (Helichrysum bracteatum) yellows; and subgroup II, phytoplasma isolates from zinnia (Zinnia elegans cv. Dahlia Flower) yellows, Queen-Annes-Lace (Daucus carota) yellows, scabiosa (Scabiosa atropurpurea cv. Giant Imperial) yellows, Swan River daisy (Brachycombe multifida cv. Misty Pink) yellows, pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) yellows, purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) yellows, and feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) yellows. The results indicate that HMA is a simple, rapid, highly sensitive and accurate method not only for identifying and classifying phytoplasmas but also for studying the molecular epidemiology of phytoplasmas.

  19. Un modelo econométrico de medición de las relaciones de sustitución entre materias primas compradas para la producción de piensos compuestos y su asignación

    OpenAIRE

    Peeters, Ludo; Surry, Yves

    1993-01-01

    El objeto de este artículo es presentar un modelo econométrico para estimar las relaciones de sustitución entre las materias primas compradas para la producción de piensos compuestos y su asignación entre los diferentes tipos de piensos para diferentes tipos de ganado utilizando una función dual de costes. Dicho modelo se aplica a las industrias belga y neerlandesa de piensos compuestos. El modelo empírico utiliza una función de costes Simétrica Generalizada de McFadden de outputs múltiples q...

  20. Una función de producción para el teatro en Colombia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  1. Comparación de sorgos (Sorghum bicolor L.) isogénicos para dos tipos de citoplasma, aptitud combinatoria general y específica.

    OpenAIRE

    Williams, Héctor; Rodríguez, Raúl

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio fue comparar las estimaciones de aptitud combinatoria en un grupo de híbridos isogénicos para tipo de citoplasma (A1 y A2), estudiando la posibilidad de utilizar el sistema A2 a nivel comercial. Los genotipos se evaluaron en diez ambientes y se tomaron datos de rendimiento de grano, días a floración, porcentaje de humedad del grano, altura de planta, longitud de panícula y longitud de excerción. Los cálculos para estimar aptitud combinatoria general (ACG) y específ...

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

    OpenAIRE

    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...

  3. UN MODELO NO LINEAL PARA LA PREDICCIÓN DE LA DEMANDA MENSUAL DE ELECTRICIDAD EN COLOMBIA

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    JUAN DAVID VELÁSQUEZ

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se compara el desempeño de un modelo ARIMA, un perceptron multicapa y una red neuronal autorregresiva para pronosticar la demanda mensual de electricidad en Colombia para el siguiente mes adelante. Los datos disponibles fueron divididos en dos conjuntos, el primero para estimar los parámetros del modelo y el segundo para la capacidad de predicción por fuera de la muestra de calibración. Los resultados revelan que la red neuronal autorregresiva es capaz de pronosticar la demanda con mayor precisión que los otros dos modelos cuando la totalidad de los datos es considerada.

  4. Un modelo no lineal para la predicción de la demanda mensual de electricidad en colombia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Juan David Velásquez

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se compara el desempeño de un modelo ARIMA, un perceptron multicapa y una red neuronal autorregresiva para pronosticar la demanda mensual de electricidad en Colombia para el siguiente mes adelante. Los datos disponibles fueron divididos en dos conjuntos, el primero para estimar los parámetros del modelo y el segundo para la capacidad de predicción por fuera de la muestra de calibración. Los resultados revelan que la red neuronal autorregresiva es capaz de pronosticar la demanda con mayor precisión que los otros dos modelos cuando la totalidad de los datos es considerada.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Shana Ginar da Silva

    2012-02-01

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

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

    OpenAIRE

    Utray Delgado, Francisco

    2011-01-01

    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...

  8. Teoría G: un futuro paradigma para el análisis de pruebas psicométricas

    OpenAIRE

    María Elena Zúñiga-Brenes

    2007-01-01

    La teoría de la generalizabilidad (teoría G) permite medir la confiabilidad de una prueba por medio de la cuantificación de la importancia de cada una de sus fuentes de variabilidad. Se redefine el error, como condición o faceta de medición, utilizando el coeficiente de generalizabilidad como medida para estimar la confiabilidad. Este enfoque no contradice los planteamientos fundamentales de la teoría clásica de los tests, sino que puede ser visto como una extensión de ella. Se concluye que, ...

  9. Modelo doble log para la estimación del gasto de los hogares en México

    OpenAIRE

    Velasco Santos, Iris; Bouchain Galicia, Rafael

    2007-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta los resultados de una estimación econométrica de corte transversal de un sistema de ecuaciones de gasto de los hogares utilizando el modelo doble lorarítmico, mediante la información de la Encuesta Nacional de Ingresos y Gastos de los Hogares en México (ENIGH) publicadas por el INEGI. El objetivo de la investigación es utilizar la ENIGH 1998 para estimar el consumo de los hogares. La ventaja de utilizar el modelo doble-log es doble, la obtención directa de las elasticida...

  10. Dados MODIS e Landsat-8 para análise da água da Lagoa dos Patos, RS

    OpenAIRE

    Alice César Fassoni de Andrade

    2016-01-01

    Imagens adquiridas por sensores orbitais possibilitam observações da Terra e auxiliam estudos de grande áreas. Este trabalho utilizou imagens orbitais para analisar os componentes que modificam as características óticas da água na Lagoa dos Patos, localizada no sul do Brasil. A partir de imagens multiespectrais dos sensores MODIS/Terra e OLI/Landsat-8, foi possível avaliar a variação espaço-temporal de sólidos em suspensão (SS) e estimar alguns parâmetros de qualidade da água na Lagoa dos Pat...

  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

    OpenAIRE

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

    2010-01-01

    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 ...

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  13. Elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration ameliorates effects of NaCl salinity on photosynthesis and leaf structure of Aster tripolium L.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Geissler, Nicole; Hussin, Sayed; Koyro, Hans-Werner

    2009-01-01

    This study investigated the interaction of NaCl-salinity and elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration on gas exchange, leaf pigment composition, and leaf ultrastructure of the potential cash crop halophyte Aster tripolium. The plants were irrigated with five different salinity levels (0, 25, 50, 75, 100% seawater salinity) under ambient and elevated (520 ppm) CO2. Under saline conditions (ambient CO2) stomatal and mesophyll resistance increased, leading to a significant decrease in photosynthesis and water use efficiency (WUE) and to an increase in oxidative stress. The latter was indicated by dilations of the thylakoid membranes and an increase in superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity. Oxidative stress could be counteracted by thicker epidermal cell walls of the leaves, a thicker cuticle, a reduced chlorophyll content, an increase in the chlorophyll a/b ratio and a transient decline of the photosynthetic efficiency. Elevated CO2 led to a significant increase in photosynthesis and WUE. The improved water and energy supply was used to increase the investment in mechanisms reducing water loss and oxidative stress (thicker cell walls and cuticles, a higher chlorophyll and carotenoid content, higher SOD activity), resulting in more intact thylakoids. As these mechanisms can improve survival under salinity, A. tripolium seems to be a promising cash crop halophyte which can help in desalinizing and reclaiming degraded land. PMID:19036838

  14. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  15. Principle and geomorphological applicability of summit level and base level technique using Aster Gdem satellite-derived data and the original software Baz

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  16. Comparison of Landsat-8, ASTER and Sentinel 1 satellite remote sensing data in automatic lineaments extraction: A case study of Sidi Flah-Bouskour inlier, Moroccan Anti Atlas

    Science.gov (United States)

    Adiri, Zakaria; El Harti, Abderrazak; Jellouli, Amine; Lhissou, Rachid; Maacha, Lhou; Azmi, Mohamed; Zouhair, Mohamed; Bachaoui, El Mostafa

    2017-12-01

    Certainly, lineament mapping occupies an important place in several studies, including geology, hydrogeology and topography etc. With the help of remote sensing techniques, lineaments can be better identified due to strong advances in used data and methods. This allowed exceeding the usual classical procedures and achieving more precise results. The aim of this work is the comparison of ASTER, Landsat-8 and Sentinel 1 data sensors in automatic lineament extraction. In addition to image data, the followed approach includes the use of the pre-existing geological map, the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) as well as the ground truth. Through a fully automatic approach consisting of a combination of edge detection algorithm and line-linking algorithm, we have found the optimal parameters for automatic lineament extraction in the study area. Thereafter, the comparison and the validation of the obtained results showed that the Sentinel 1 data are more efficient in restitution of lineaments. This indicates the performance of the radar data compared to those optical in this kind of study.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  18. Caffeoylquinic Acid-Rich Extract of Aster glehni F. Schmidt Ameliorates Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver through the Regulation of PPARδ and Adiponectin in ApoE KO Mice

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yong-Jik Lee

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Aster glehni is well known for its therapeutic properties. This study was performed to investigate the effects of A. glehni on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD in atherosclerotic condition, by determining the levels of biomarkers related to lipid metabolism and inflammation in serum, liver, and adipose tissue. Body and abdominal adipose tissue weights and serum triglyceride level decreased in all groups treated with A. glehni. Serum adiponectin concentration and protein levels of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor δ, 5′ adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase, acetyl-CoA carboxylase, superoxide dismutase, and PPARγ coactivator 1-alpha in liver tissues increased in the groups treated with A. glehni. Conversely, protein levels of ATP citrate lyase, fatty acid synthase, tumor necrosis factor α, and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase and the concentrations of interleukin 6 and reactive oxygen species decreased upon A. glehni. Triglyceride concentration in the liver was lower in mice treated with A. glehni than in control mice. Lipid accumulation in HepG2 and 3T3-L1 cells decreased upon A. glehni treatment; this effect was suppressed in the presence of the PPARδ antagonist, GSK0660. Our findings suggest that A. glehni extracts may ameliorate NAFLD through regulation of PPARδ, adiponectin, and the related subgenes.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    : 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).

  20. Método modificado de muestreo por conglomerados para la evaluación rápida de necesidades después de un desastre

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Malilay J.

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available El método de muestreo por conglomerados puede utilizarse para llevar a cabo la evaluación rápida de las necesidades de salud y de otro tipo en comunidades afectadas por desastres naturales. El método, que se basa en el modelo usado por el Programa Ampliado de Inmunización de la OMS para estimar la cobertura con vacunación, ha sido modificado para que proporcione 1 estimaciones de la población que queda en una zona determinada y 2 estimaciones del número de personas con necesidades específicas en la zona que ha sido afectada por un desastre. Este enfoque difiere del que se ha usado anteriormente a raíz de otros desastres en que las evaluaciones rápidas de las necesidades solo han consistido en estimar la proporción de la población con necesidades específicas. Aquí se propone un diseño de encuesta modificado que se basa en el uso de n x k para calcular la población restante, la gravedad del daño, la proporción y el número de personas con necesidades específicas, el número de domicilios dañados o destruidos y los cambios que sufren estas estimaciones en determinado período como parte de la encuesta.

  1. Algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado com base na teoria da resposta ao item para a estimação da usabilidade de sites de e-commerce

    OpenAIRE

    Fernando de Jesus Moreira Junior; Rafael Tezza; Dalton Francisco de Andrade; Antonio Cezar Bornia

    2013-01-01

    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...

  2. Valoración objetiva de la actividad física en las sesiones de ejercicio físico de un programa multidisciplinar para el tratamiento de la obesidad infantil

    OpenAIRE

    Ensenyat, Assumpta; Palacios, Ignasi; Serra-Paya, Noemi; Castro-Viñuales, Ivan

    2016-01-01

    Antecedentes. La inclusión de ejercicio físico supervisado en las intervenciones para el tratamiento de la obesidad infantil es uno de los factores que puede determinar su eficacia. No obstante, aunque las sesiones hayan sido planificadas según las recomendaciones, la respuesta real de los niños/niñas no siempre ha sido cuantificada. La finalidad del trabajo fue analizar el grado de movimiento y estimar el gasto energético durante las sesiones de ejercicio físico de una intervención para el t...

  3. Valor en riesgo: evaluación del desempeño de diferentes metodologías para 5 países latinoamericanos

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Julio César Alonso

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este documento evalúa el comportamiento de veinte diferentes métodos (paramétrico, no paramétricos y semi-paramétricos para estimar el VaR (Valor en Riesgo de un portafolio representativo para 5 países lati- noamericanos (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia y Perú. Después de encontrar la aproximación que mejor captura el nivel de riesgo seleccionado para cada portafolio, se encontró que los modelos no-paramétricos de simulación histórica y semi-paramétricos corresponde a la mejor medida de riesgo para todos los países de la muestra.

  4. Therapeutic intervention scoring system-28 (TISS-28: diretrizes para aplicação Therapeutic intervention scoring system-28 (tiss-28: directrices para su aplicación Therapeutic intervention scoring system-28 (tiss-28: directions for application

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Katia Grillo Padilha

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available O Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System-28 (TISS-28 é um instrumento que permite dimensionar carga de trabalho de enfermagem em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva e estimar gravidade da doença. Apresenta-se nesta publicação as definições operacionais para sua aplicação, proposta por um grupo de especialistas na área, com vistas a uniformizar o significado de cada um dos itens e evitar vieses de interpretação.El Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System-28 (TISS-28 es un instrumento que permite dimensionar carga de trabajo de enfermería en una Unidad de Terapia Intensiva y estimar la gravedad de la enfermedad. Se presenta en esta publicación las definiciones operacionales para su aplicación, propuesta por un grupo de especialistas en el área, con vistas a uniformizar el significado de cada uno de los items y evitar sesgos de interpretación.Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System-28 (TISS-28 is a tool that enables the measurement of the nursing work load in Intensive Care Units and the estimate of how grave the disease is. In this study are presented the operational definitions for its application, proposed by a group of specialists in the area, with the aim of rendering uniform the meaning of each of the items and preventing interpretation biases.

  5. Metodología para el Escalamiento de Agitadores Mecánicos Utilizados en Procesos con Fluidos No-Newtonianos

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Oliveros T. Carlos E.

    1997-06-01

    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

  6. Ecuación para el cálculo del volumen del árbol para Pinus occidentalis Sw., en el plan sierra, República Dominicana

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    J. M. Montalvo Guerrero

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available La inminente alza de los costos de la materia prima que es utilizada por la industria forestal dominicana requiere ineludiblemente que la actividad forestal de hoy cuente con tablas de volumen, capaces de estimar con la mayor exactitud posible, el volumen de los árboles y de rodales que proveen esa materia prima. La exactitud en la estimación es imprescindible para que un buen proceso de planificación racional de manejo de bosques ocurra. En este estudio se presenta una ecuación para estimar el volumen y posteriormente elaborar la tabla de cubicación de la madera en pie de los árboles de Pinus occidentalis, Sw., utilizados por el Plan Sierra y provenientes del manejo para la reordenación de los bosques naturales de su área de influencia. Se compara la ecuación obtenida en el estudio, con la generada por (Gil y Cuevas, 1986 y utilizada para la construcción de la tabla de cubicación que se utiliza desde hace 14 años. Se pretende, si los estadígrafos así lo indican, sustituir la tabla existente ya que las muestras para ésta fueron tomadas en rodales cuyos árboles poseen características específicas y difieren en su desarrollo (son más pequeños y de menor grosor de los del resto del área de influencia del Plan Sierra, ya que fueron tomadas en una zona de vida con características edáficas y climatológicas diferentes al resto del área de influencia del Plan Sierra. La muestra para la tabla existente fue de 40 árboles. Para el presente estudio se muestrearon 191 árboles representativos de las tres diferentes zonas de vida que ocurren en La Sierra.

  7. Self-Adaptive Gradient-Based Thresholding Method for Coal Fire Detection Using ASTER Thermal Infrared Data, Part I: Methodology and Decadal Change Detection

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Xiaomin Du

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Coal fires that are induced by natural spontaneous combustion or result from human activities occurring on the surface and in underground coal seams destroy coal resources and cause serious environmental degradation. Thermal infrared image data, which directly measure surface temperature, can be an important tool to map coal fires over large areas. As the first of two parts introducing our coal fire detection method, this paper proposes a self-adaptive threshold-based approach for coal fire detection using ASTER thermal infrared data: the self-adaptive gradient-based thresholding method (SAGBT. This method is based on an assumption that the attenuation of temperature along the coal fire’s boundaries generates considerable numbers of spots with extremely high gradient values. The SAGBT method applied mathematical morphology thinning to skeletonize the potential high gradient buffers into the extremely high gradient lines, which provides a self-adaptive mechanism to generate thresholds according to the thermal spatial patterns of the images. The final threshold was defined as an average temperature value reading from the high temperature buffers (segmented by 1.0 σ from the mean and along a sequence of extremely high gradient lines (thinned from the potential high gradient buffers and segmented within the lower bounds, ranging from 0.5 σ to 1.5 σ and with an upper bound of 3.2 σ, where σ is the standard deviation, marking the coal fire areas. The SAGBT method used the basic outer boundary of the coal-bearing strata to simply exclude false alarms. The intermediate thresholds reduced the coupling with the temperature and converged by changing the potential high gradient buffers. This simple approach can be economical and accurate in identifying coal fire areas. In addition, it allows for the identification of thresholds using multiple ASTER TIR scenes in a consistent and uniform manner, and supports long-term coal fire change analyses using

  8. Infraestructuras de Transportes: Medición y Análisis de los Efectos Desbordamiento para los Sectores Productivos Españoles.

    OpenAIRE

    Álvarez Ayuso, Inmaculada; Delgado Rodríguez, Jesús

    2004-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza la contribución de las infraestructuras de transportes a la producción privada de las provincias españolas, destacando el papel desempeñado por las red viaria de gran capacidad sobre el resto de equipamientos. Para ello se han elaborado distintas medidas que permiten evaluar los efectos de esta infraestructura y se ha utilizado una mayor desagregación territorial y sectorial en este análisis. El objetivo es estimar tanto el impacto directo de estos equipamientos como avan...

  9. Repetibilidade e número mínimo de medições para caracteres de cacho de bacabi (Oenocarpus mapora)

    OpenAIRE

    Maria do Socorro Padilha de Oliveira; Elisa Ferreira Moura

    2010-01-01

    A bacabi (Oenocarpus mapora H. Karsten) é uma palmeira perene nativa da Amazônia, que produz cachos com centenas de frutos que apresentam grande potencialidade à agroindústria de polpa, mas tem sido pouco estudada. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram estimar os coeficientes de repetibilidade e determinar a previsibilidade e o número de medições necessárias para caracteres de cacho dessa palmeira. Foram avaliados 27 indivíduos de bacabi pertencentes ao Banco de Germoplasma de Oenocarpus/Jessenia...

  10. Factores ambientales y parámetros genéticos para algunas características reproductivas en bovinos chacuba

    OpenAIRE

    José Luis Espinoza Villavicencio; Ángel Ceró Rizo; Danilo Guerra Iglesias; Alejandro Palacios Espinosa; Joel Domínguez Viveros; Dianelys González-Peña Fundora

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo del estudio fue ana lizar el impacto de factores ambientales, así como estimar componentes de (co)varianza de caracteres reproductivos en el bovino Chacuba. Para ello se utilizaron 4,957 registros de vacas, hijas de 893 madres y 110 sementales. Se probaron modelos que consideraron el número de parto, el sexo del becerr o y los grupos de contemporáneas (hato-año-época de parto) como efectos fijos. La época de parto se incluyó como bi mestre, trime...

  11. Estado nutricional y contexto social en escolares de S. S. de Jujuy: construyendo un instrumento antropológico para el trabajo de campo

    OpenAIRE

    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 ...

  12. Modelos de regresión binaria Skew probit para el calculo de probabilidad de default en el ámbito del sistema financiero

    OpenAIRE

    Pantoja Marin, Luis

    2012-01-01

    La presente investigación se fundamenta en el uso o aplicación de Modelos Skew Probit con enlace asimétrico desde un enfoque Bayesiano. Los modelos a usar incorporan la posibilidad de usar enlaces asimétricos para estimar la probabilidad de y i =1 en muestras no balanceadas (alta proporción de ceros y por ende pequeña proporción de unos). La formulación general de esto modelos es debida a Bazán, Bolfarine y Branco (2010). Aunque en estos modelos inicialmente su computación es complicada se...

  13. Método simplificado para la estimación de la carga última de pilotes sometidos a carga vertical axial en arenas

    OpenAIRE

    Edgar Giovanny Dias Segura

    2013-01-01

    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...

  14. Probabilidades de empleo-desempleo en Medellín: evidencia empírica para pensar un seguro de desempleo en Colombia

    OpenAIRE

    Probabilidades de empleo-desempleo en Medellín: evidencia empírica para pensar un seguro de desempleo en Colombia; Luz M. Mejía; Álvaro Cardona

    2013-01-01

    Objetivo: estimar las probabilidades de empleo-desempleo de la fuerza laboral del área metropolitana de Medellín-Colombia y analizar la duración del desempleo según características individuales y tiempo de búsqueda de empleo de un grupo de trabajadores cesantes de esta área en el año 2004, a fin de aportar evidencia científica para la toma de decisiones en materia de políticas de protección social. Metodología: estudio descriptivo de corte transversal que utilizó fuentes de información secund...

  15. Exploiting Maximum Entropy method and ASTER data for assessing debris flow and debris slide susceptibility for the Giampilieri catchment (north-eastern Sicily, Italy).

    KAUST Repository

    Lombardo, Luigi

    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

  16. First-line use of contact aspiration for thrombectomy versus a stent retriever for recanalization in acute cerebral infarction: The randomized ASTER study protocol.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Lapergue, Bertrand; Labreuche, Julien; Blanc, Raphael; Barreau, Xavier; Berge, Jérome; Consoli, Arturo; Rodesch, Georges; Saleme, Susanna; Costalat, Vincent; Bracard, Serge; Desal, Hubert; Duhamel, Alain; Baffert, Sandrine; Mazighi, Mikael; Gory, Benjamin; Turjman, Francis; Piotin, Michel

    2018-01-01

    Rationale Mechanical thrombectomy with a stent retriever is now the standard of care in anterior circulation ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion. New techniques for mechanical thrombectomy, such as contact aspiration, appear promising to increase reperfusion status and improve clinical outcome. Aim We aim at ascertaining whether contact aspiration is more efficient than the stent retriever as a first-line endovascular procedure. Sample size estimates With a two-sided test (alpha = 5%, power = 90%) and an anticipated rate of spontaneous recanalization and catheterization failures of 15%, we estimate that a sample size of 380 patients will be necessary to detect an absolute difference of 15% in primary outcome (superiority design). Methods and design The ASTER trial is a prospective, randomized, multicenter, controlled, open-label, blinded end-point clinical trial. Patients admitted with suspected ischemic anterior circulation stroke secondary to large vessel occlusion, with onset of symptoms contact aspiration or stent retriever in a 1:1 ratio; stratified by center and prior IV thrombolysis. If the assigned treatment technique is not successful after three attempts, another technique will be applied, at the operator's discretion. Study outcomes The primary outcome will be successful recanalization (modified Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction score 2b-3) at the end of the endovascular procedures. Secondary outcome will include successful recanalization after the assigned first-line treatment technique alone, procedural times, the need for a rescue technique, complications and modified Rankin Scale at three months. Discussion No previous head to head randomized trials have directly compared contact aspiration versus stent retriever reperfusion techniques. This prospective trial aims to provide further evidence of benefit of contact aspiration versus stent retriever techniques among patients with ischemic stroke.

  17. Protective effect of Aster tataricus extract on retinal damage on the virtue of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect in diabetic rat.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Du, Hao; Zhang, Meng; Yao, Kejun; Hu, Zhitao

    2017-05-01

    Effect of Aster tataricus (AT) was estimated on the retinal injury in diabetic rats by its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Streptozotocin (STZ) was used to induce diabetes at a dose of 60mg/kg, i.p. and blood glucose was estimated to confirm the diabetic rats. All the animals were separated in to 5 different groups (n=10) such as control, diabetic retinopathy (DR) receives saline solution, and AT treated group receives AT (100, 200 and 400mg/kg) for the duration of 8 week. After treatment protocol period blood glucose and HbA1c% was estimated in the blood sample of diabetic rats. Retinal tissue was isolated for the fundus photography and retinal vessel diameter, retinal vascular permeability and leukocytosis were estimated. Moreover in the retinal tissue homogenate oxidative stress parameters such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH) and catalase (CAT) and concentration of cytokines (TNFα, IL10) was estimated. Result of the study suggested that root extract of AT contain rich amount of polyphenol in it which significantly reduces the body weight and concentration of glucose in blood in diabetic rats. Fundus photography suggested that AT extract attenuates the structure and functional abnormalities that develops due to diabetes. Retinal leukocytosis and vascular permeability was significantly decreases in AT treated group than DR group. There was significant increase in the activity of GSH, CAT and SOD in AT treated group than DR group. Moreover AT also attenuates the altered concentration of TNFα, IL10 and NF-κB in the retina of STZ induced diabetic rat. Thus present study concludes that root extract of AT effectively manages the diabetic retinopathy by controlling the blood glucose and also by attenuating the altered oxidative stresss and inflammatory mediators such as TNFα, IL10 and NF-κB in the retina of STZ induced diabetic rat. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  18. Preliminary results for a semi-automated quantification of site effects using geomorphometry and ASTER satellite data for Mozambique, Pakistan and Turkey

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yong, Alan; Hough, Susan E.; Abrams, Michael J.; Wills, Christopher J.

    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 V s 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.

  19. Investigation of the fluid-structure interaction of a high head Francis turbine using OpenFOAM and Code_Aster

    Science.gov (United States)

    Eichhorn, M.; Doujak, E.; Waldner, L.

    2016-11-01

    The increasing energy consumption and highly stressed power grids influence the operating conditions of turbines and pump turbines in the present situation. To provide or use energy as quick as possible, hydraulic turbines are operated more frequent and over longer periods of time in lower part load at off-design conditions. This leads to a more turbulent behavior and to higher requirements of the strength of stressed components (e.g. runner, guide or stay vanes). The modern advantages of computational capabilities regarding numerical investigations allow a precise prediction of appearing flow conditions and thereby induced strains in hydraulic machines. This paper focuses on the calculation of the unsteady pressure field of a high head Francis turbine with a specific speed of nq ≈ 24 min-1 and its impact on the structure at different operating conditions. In the first step, unsteady numerical flow simulations are performed with the open-source CFD software OpenFOAM. To obtain the appearing dynamic flow phenomena, the entire machine, consisting of the spiral casing, the stay vanes, the wicket gate, the runner and the draft tube, is taken into account. Additionally, a reduced model without the spiral casing and with a simplified inlet boundary is used. To evaluate the accuracy of the CFD simulations, operating parameters such as head and torque are compared with the results of site measurements carried out on the corresponding prototype machine. In the second part, the obtained pressure fields are used for a fluid-structure analysis with the open-source Finite Element software Code_Aster, to predict the static loads on the runner.

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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  2. Modelo para determinar as exigências de proteína para poedeiras Modelling protein utilization in laying hens

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  4. MODELOS DINÁMICOS DE CRECIMIENTO PARA RODALES REGULARES Y SU DESAGREGACIÓN PARA LA ESTIMACIÓN DE VOLÚMENES Y BIOMASA

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Esteban Gómez-García

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se describe la metodología para desarrollar un modelo dinámico de crecimiento para rodales regulares y su desagregación para predecir volúmenes según destinos comerciales y la biomasa de árboles individuales (total o por componentes. Como ejemplo se toman los modelos desarrollados para rodales regulares de Betula pubescens Ehrh. y Quercus robur L. en Galicia (noroeste de España. La condición de un rodal se describe por las variables de estado; altura dominante, número de árboles por hectárea y área basal. El desarrollo de funciones de transición en diferencias algebraicas permite proyectar dichas variables a cualquier instante futuro. Un sistema de desagregación permite estimar, a partir de las variables de estado, el número de árboles y la altura media por clase diamétrica. Por último, el volumen y la biomasa se estiman desarrollando funciones de salida, que utilizan los diámetros y alturas estimadas en el proceso de desagregación.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    DANTE ARIEL AYALA-ORTIZ

    2009-01-01

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  7. Um estudo sobre as filas para transplantes no Sistema Único de Saúde brasileiro

    OpenAIRE

    Marinho, Alexandre

    2006-01-01

    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 basta...

  8. Um estudo sobre as filas para transplantes no Sistema Único de Saúde brasileiro

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  9. Análise espacial da produtividade agrícola no Estado do Paraná: implicações para o seguro agrícola

    OpenAIRE

    Ozaki, Vitor Augusto

    2008-01-01

    O presente estudo tem como objetivo analisar espacialmente os dados de produtividade agrícola. Através da estatística espacial, é possível estimar alguns parâmetros do semivariograma relevantes para estudar o problema do risco sistêmico, com implicações nos programas de seguro agrícola. Em particular, estimaram-se os parâmetros de alcance para se verificar a distância, na qual a correlação espacial tende a zero. Para a análise empírica, utilizaram-se dados de produtividade agrícola municipal ...

  10. Amostragem para a estimativa de produção de sementes de castanheira‑do‑brasil em floresta nativa

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Helio Tonini

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o tamanho necessário da amostra para estimar a produção individual e populacional de árvores de castanheira‑do‑brasil (Bertholletia excelsa em floresta nativa, bem como avaliar diferentes sistemas de amostragem. Os dados foram obtidos em um castanhal na região do Itã, em Caracaraí, RR. A produção de frutos e sementes de 239 árvores foi monitorada de 2007 a 2010. Com base na relação das características das árvores (diâmetro, tipo morfológico e variáveis de copa com a produção, o tipo de alocação e a periodicidade da amostra, foram testados sete procedimentos de amostragem. Para verificar a precisão e a acurácia, foram tomadas 128 amostras da população e calculados o erro‑padrão da média, o intervalo de confiança e o erro absoluto. Para estimar a produção de uma árvore a 1% de probabilidade, é necessário amostrar, em média, 97% dos frutos. Para o limite de erro de 10%, é necessário amostrar 33% dos frutos. A amostragem contínua, estratificada pelo diâmetro à altura do peito em seis estratos, e a alocação proporcional ao número de árvores na classe diamétrica são os procedimentos de amostragem mais indicados.

  11. Plan de muestreo directo para Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae en cultivos comerciales de tomate

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bernal Liliana

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available

    Los daños ocasionados por Trialeurodes vaporariorum generan pérdidas económicas que disminuyen la producción y pueden contribuir en el alza de los precios del tomate. Para su control se acude a aplicaciones continuas de insecticidas, sin obtener resultados satisfactorios. Como alternativa de control se realizan liberaciones del parasitoide E. formosa. Sin embargo, el éxito de este sistema implica estimar la densidad de la plaga a través de un método de muestreo adecuado. Por ello, se estandarizó un plan de muestreo directo, económicamente viable, para ninfas de mosca blanca en un cultivo comercial de tomate bajo invernadero. Se determinó la incidencia de prácticas de manejo y de la fenología en la distribución espacial de ninfas. En términos generales, el muestreo se dividió en tres etapas: 1 muestreo totalmente aleatorio, entre las 5 y 7 semanas después de la siembra (sds, para plantas no divididas en tercios; 2 muestreo aleatorio, entre las 8 y 16 sds, los conteos se realizaron en hojas del tercio inferior; 3 muestreo bietápico: planta y hoja, entre las 17 y 24 sds, los conteos se efectuaron sobre hojas de los tercios medio y superior. Se encontró que prácticas culturales como el despunte influyeron en la distribución espacial de las ninfas. La implementación del muestreo directo generó un incremento en la producción del 0,06% y permitió estimar la densidad de ninfas de Trialeurodes vaporariorum en el cultivo (con precisiones de 5%, 10% y 25% como criterio para liberar E. formosa.

  12. Louisiana Air Quality - Using ASTER, Landsat 5, and MODIS to Assess the Impact of Sugar Cane and Marsh Burning Practices on Local Air Quality

    Science.gov (United States)

    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

  13. The use of high-throughput small RNA sequencing reveals differentially expressed microRNAs in response to aster yellows phytoplasma-infection in Vitis vinifera cv. 'Chardonnay'.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Snyman, Marius C; Solofoharivelo, Marie-Chrystine; Souza-Richards, Rose; Stephan, Dirk; Murray, Shane; Burger, Johan T

    2017-01-01

    during plant pathogenesis, and may be crucial in understanding disease symptom development in aster yellows phytoplasma-infected grapevines.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  15. Modelo de propagación simplificado para LTE en la frecuencia de 2.1GHz

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sergio Vidal-Beltrán

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Para la frecu encia de 2.1 GHz, los modelos de propagación utilizados para estimar la atenuación de la señal en sistemas de comunicaciones móviles celulares LTE (Long Term Evolution, son principalmente el Modelo Xia - Bertoni y Walfisch - Bertoni [2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 15], los cuales son modelos aplicables hasta la frecuencia de 3GHz. Para estos modelos , las ecuaciones dependen de distintas variables del entorno de propagación ( efecto de techos y altura de edificios , entre otros, lo cual los hace precisos, sin embargo, resultan más complejos en su cálculo [8, 13]. En este trabajo, se hace un análisis de las pérdidas de propagación por trayectoria usando el método empírico de pérdidas simplificado, el cua l depende de menos variables que los modelos tradicionalmente usados , y por los datos recopilados en campo , presentan un mejor desempeño para la frecuencia de 2.130 GHz. En la parte final del trabajo se muestran las ecuaciones del modelo simplificado para dos áreas de la ciudad de México, las cuales son usadas para generalizar el modelo a otras áreas con características similares.

  16. IE - RISS: UNA HERRAMIENTA COMPUTACIONAL PARA LA ESTIMACIÓN DE PÉRDIDAS POR SISMO EN EDIFICACIONES

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    CÉSAR AUGUSTO SIERRA ÁLVAREZ

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Una formulación probabilista para estimar tasas de excedencia de pérdidas por terremoto es presentada. Luego de exponer la utilidad de este tipo de modelos se presenta la formulación matemática de un modelo Poissoniano que considera la incertidumbre de variables tales como: magnitud en la fuente, intensidad del movimiento en el basamento rocoso, intensidad del movimiento a nivel de la superficie del suelo y daño en las edificaciones. Los resultados se sintetizan en las tasas de excedencia anual para un nivel de pérdida determinado, ya sea para cada una de las edificaciones afectadas, para un grupo de ellas o para todo el conjunto. Finalmente, para una cartera ficticia que considera diferentes combinaciones de tipos de edificaciones, tipos de suelo y localizaciones geográficas, se calculan las tasas de excedencia de pérdidas. Los resultados muestran cómo las pérdidas podrían ser fuertemente influenciadas por la ubicación y por el sistema estructural de las edificaciones.

  17. Aproximación de reclamos contingentes para la predicción de riesgo de crédito en sus medidas de determinación de la distancia de default y su probabilidad de quiebra para colombia1,2

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Juan Sergio Cruz Merchán

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es evaluar el grado de aplicabilidad de la ruptura -Black y Scholes (1973 y Merton (1974- en el mercado de valores de Colombia, desde la aproximación de reclamos contingentes, dentro de la nueva coyuntura del ciclo económico para América Latina. En particular, se examinará la habilidad de la Aproximación de Reclamos Contingentes desde la perspectiva de KMV Moody's, para estimar dos indicadores de riesgo de crédito: la distancia de bancarrota y la probabilidad de default, y luego comparar estas medidas con las que produce el mercado. Los resultados sugieren la posibilidad de uso de este modelo en Colombia, en especial para las empresas que no cotizan en bolsa.

  18. Sensor Virtual Adaptable de Concentración de Etanol para Fermentadores Industriales

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Boris Martínez

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Los sistemas de control emplean sensores para observar el estado del proceso y tomar decisiones. En ocasiones, se necesita estimar las variables del proceso pues el sensor adecuado no existe, es prohibitivamente costoso o las mediciones son difíciles de realizar. Una solución consiste en inferir las variables no medidas a partir de otras variables mediante sensores virtuales o sensores por software (soft-sensors. En los procesos de fermentación alcohólica, la medición de la concentración del etanol es esencial. Sin embargo, no existen sensores baratos y confiables para medirla en línea ni existe una solución aceptada por todos del modelado de dicha variable. Además, las fermentaciones nunca son iguales pues los microorganismos son muy sensibles a pequeñas desviaciones en las variables involucradas. Por tanto, estos procesos requieren un sistema de estimación adaptable y altamente robusto. En este trabajo se presenta un sensor virtual adaptable para un proceso fermentativo de bioetanol empleando un modelo borroso evolutivo a partir de datos del proceso. Además, el modelo obtenido es compacto y presenta una estructura adecuada para su aplicación futura en estrategias de control, en aras de optimizar la productividad del proceso y disminuir los costos de producción. Palabras clave: bioetanol, procesos fermentativos, sensores virtuales o sensores software, sistemas adaptables, sistemas borrosos

  19. Estimación del Índice de Desarrollo Humano ajustado para los departamentos colombianos

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jorge Ramírez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La presente investigación tiene como objetivo estimar dos índices de desarrollo humano ajustados para Colombia. La estimación se realiza para el periodo 2002-2010 y cubre trece departamentos colombianos, a fin de revelar el efecto que produce tanto la informalidad laboral como la educación media y terciaria en el desarrollo humano. El enfoque y la metodología utilizados son los presentados por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD, pero incluye una variante en la construcción de los índices de logro educativo y el PIB per cápita. Los resultados evidencian que la informalidad laboral deteriora el desarrollo humano, mientras que una mayor cobertura en educación media y en educación superior ejerce una influencia positiva en los logros medidos a través del índice de desarrollo humano ajustado para Colombia. Lo anterior es fundamental a la hora de establecer recomendaciones de política bajo una perspectiva regional y territorial.

  20. Estimación del Índice de Desarrollo Humano ajustado para los departamentos colombianos

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jorge Raúl Ramírez Zambrano

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación tiene como objetivo estimar dos índices de desarrollo humano ajustados para Colombia. La estimación se realiza para el periodo 2002-2010 y cubre trece departamentos colombianos, a fin de revelar el efecto que produce tanto la informalidad laboral como la educación media y terciaria en el desarrollo humano. El enfoque y la metodología utilizados son los presentados por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD, pero incluye una variante en la construcción de los índices de logro educativo y el PIB per cápita. Los resultados evidencian que la informalidad laboral deteriora el desarrollo humano, mientras que una mayor cobertura en educación media y en educación superior ejerce una influencia positiva en los logros medidos a través del índice de desarrollo humano ajustado para Colombia. Lo anterior es fundamental a la hora de establecer recomendaciones de política bajo una perspectiva regional y territorial.

  1. MODELAGEM VOLUMÉTRICA PARA Eucalyptus urograndis NO MUNICÍPIO DE PORTO GRANDE, AMAPÁ, BRASIL

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    André Ricardo dos Santos Pereira

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho testou seis modelos matemáticos, sendo três de simples e três de dupla entrada, para estimar o volume de árvores de Eucalyptus urograndis, com o objetivo de selecionar o melhor modelo para as condições edafoclimáticas do município de Porto Grande, Amapá. Foram cubadas 218 árvores cobrindo uma variação de 4 a 34,21 cm de DAP, nas quais foram determinados seus respectivos DAP, comprimento real do fuste e o volume real obtido pela metodologia de Smalian. Dentre os modelos testados, foi selecionado o modelo de dupla entrada Schumacher-Hall na forma logarítmica. Baseado nos critérios estatísticos, tais como: maiores valores de R² e R² ajustados, menores valores de Sxy e Sxy%, o IF- Índice de Furnival para as comparações com os modelos logarítmicos, por esses resultados podemos concluir que o modelo de Schumacher-Hall na forma logarítmica, e recomendo para estimativa com precisão da volumetria de fuste com casca de Eucalyptus urograndis no município de Porto Grande, Amapá, Brasil. Palavras-chave: cubagem rigorosa, análise de regressão, mensuração florestal, manejo florestal, estatística.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  3. Metodología para la estimación del peligro sísmico con base en la teoría de vibraciones aleatorias

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jesús Valdés González

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se pretende mostrar la metodología a seguir para estimar el peligro sísmico en un sitio que cuenta con escasa información al respecto. Para ello se formulan y aplican dos planteamientos deterministas diferentes (teoría de vibraciones aleatorias y simulación de acelerogramas usando registros pequeños como funciones de Green empíricas por medio de los cuales es posible estimar el peligro sísmico que enfrenta el sitio que se estudia. En particular se analiza el caso de la ciudad de Toluca y se estudian dos grandes temblores, el primero corresponde al temblor del 19 de septiembre de 1985 (Ms= 8.1 cuya intensidad se considera la máxima registrada en dicha ciudad, el segundo evento se refiere a un temblor hipotético de magnitud Ms= 8.3 en la brecha de Guerrero. Adicionalmente se analizan otros dos tipos de temblores (falla normal y Acambay que pudiesen afectar el sitio en estudio. El peligro sísmico se valora en términos de los espectros de respuesta elásticos de los sismos analizados.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  5. Efectos de aptitud combinatoria para vigor de plántula bajo estrés hídrico en maíz Combining ability effects for seedling vigor under drought stress in maize

    OpenAIRE

    M.E. Teruel; C.A. Biasutti; M.C. Nazar; D.A. Peiretti

    2008-01-01

    El vigor temprano es un componente esencial del desarrollo de los cultivos en la mayoría de las condiciones ambientales. Sin embargo, no existen suficientes reportes sobre el control genético del vigor de plántula en maíz. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estimar los efectos de aptitud combinatoria para variables relacionadas con el vigor en maíz bajo estrés hídrico. Se emplearon seis líneas endocriadas de maíz: tres de ellas con alto porcentaje de germinación y las restantes con bajo porcenta...

  6. Equações Volumétricas e Fator de Forma e de Casca para Florestas Secundárias do Litoral de Santa Catarina

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jean Correia

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO As florestas secundárias, predominantes em Santa Catarina, apresentam alto potencial para produção sustentável de madeira, entretanto faltam informações para estimar sua produtividade. Este estudo teve o objetivo de gerar equações de volumes de fuste e total (incluindo galhos, além dos fatores de forma e de casca, para florestas secundárias da Floresta Ombrófila Densa do Estado. Foram cubadas 187 árvores pelo método de Smalian e testados seis modelos volumétricos, utilizando-se análise de regressão, todos com resultados satisfatórios, destacando-se o de Schumacher-Hall (linearizado. As equações recomendadas para estimar o volume total com e sem casca são, respectivamente, ln(vt = - 10,045586 + 2,349493*ln(dap + 0,640598*ln(ht e ln(vt = - 10,206982 + 2,348857*ln(dap + 0,634736*ln(ht, e para os volumes do fuste com e sem casca, respectivamente, ln(vf = - 9,285656 + 2,100113*ln(dap + 0,665269*ln(hf e ln(vf = - 9,504432+ 2,140098*ln(dap + 0,637631*ln(hf. O fator de forma normal estimado é 0,8027, enquanto o fator de casca é 0,9301.

  7. Metodologia para estudo do volume e densidade absoluta da placenta humana de termo

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  8. Educación para la vida: el gran reto

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  9. Propuesta de Métricas para Proyectos de Explotación de Información

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  10. Validação do recordatório de 24 horas para avaliação da atividade física em idosos.

    OpenAIRE

    Renata Fonseca Inácio Osti; Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia; Alex Antonio Florindo

    2013-01-01

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2014v16n1p15 O objetivo do estudo foi verificar a validade do recordatório de 24 horas de atividade física (R24AF) e avaliar a quantidade de dias necessários para estimar a atividade física semanal por meio do R24AF em idosos. Participaram do estudo trinta idosos,os quais utilizaram acelerômetros e responderam os R24AF por telefone durante sete dias consecutivos. Para as análises de dados, utilizaram-se: correlação de Pearson (minutos de ativid...

  11. Valoración probabilística versus borrosa, opciones reales y el modelo binomial. Aplicación para proyectos de inversión en condiciones de ambigüedad

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Gastón Silverio Milanesi

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo tiene por objeto exponer la metodología, las ventajas y las debilidades del modelo binomial borroso de valoración de opciones reales como complemento del modelo binomial probabilístico. Para lograr lo anterior primero se presentan los modelos de opciones reales clasificados en probabilístico y borroso; luego se desarrolla el modelo binomial borroso incorporando: el método Marketed Asset Disclaimer (MAD, rejillas binomiales borrosas y el índice pesimismo-optimismo, para estimar el valor esperado de las opciones del proyecto (VEOP. Se ilustra con un caso comparando los resultados obtenidos con el modelo borroso y el probabilístico. Finalmente se concluye que, en situaciones de falta de información (ambigüedad, la lógica borrosa es un complemento del modelo probabilístico para determinar el valor de la flexibilidad estratégica.

  12. Metodología para modelizar una red de tráfico en la que se van a obtener datos mediante la técnica del escaneo de matrículas

    OpenAIRE

    Sánchez Cambronero, Santos; Rivas Álvarez, Ana; Barba Contreras, Rosa; Ruiz Ripoll, Lidia; Gallego Giner, María; Menéndez Martinez, José

    2016-01-01

    [ES] En el presente artículo se aborda el problema de modelizar una red de tráfico para poder aplicar la técnica del escaneo de matrículas para estimar flujos en ruta, y por tanto obtener la matriz Origen-Destino así como la asignación de la red. Para llevar a cabo dicha modelización se plantea una metodología que trata de manera global la simplificación de la red y que tiene como base la reducción del número de rutas mediante la eliminación de pares Origen-Destino que no tenga...

  13. COKRIGAGEM NA ESTIMATIVA ESPACIAL DA UMIDADE RELATIVA DO AR PARA O ESTADO DA BAHIA, BRASIL

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Samira Luns Hatum de Almeida

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available A estimativa da umidade relativa do ar para o Estado da Bahia é de grande importância para a atividade agrícola praticada na região, uma vez que essa variável influência em vários aspectos da cultura e também no bem-estar animal, já que a região possui uma forte atividade agropecuária. Com este trabalho se objetivou estimar a umidade relativa do ar no Estado da Bahia por meio da geoestatística, a partir de sua relação com a altitude, utilizando um método de interpolação multivariada, a cokrigagem. A cokrigagem permite obter estimativas mais precisas quando analisadas pares de variáveis. A utilização da altitude como variável auxiliar possibilitou bom desempenho para a interpolação por cokrigagem, sendo recomendada nesse tipo de estudo. A cokrigagem maximizou a variabilidade espacial da umidade relativa do ar no Estado da Bahia, reduzindo a continuidade do fenômeno principalmente nas regiões montanhosas do estado, na região próxima ao rio São Francisco e na divisa com os Estados de Pernambuco, Alagoas e Sergipe.

  14. Tamanho de amostra para avaliar a densidade populacional de percevejos em lavouras de soja

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Claudia Carolina Cabral Antúnez

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar o tamanho de amostra para medir a densidade populacional de espécies de percevejos, variando métodos de coleta, altitude e cultivares de soja. Foram utilizadas 100 lavouras de soja, distribuídas em nove municípios da região central do Rio Grande do Sul, em três safras agrícolas (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013. Em cada lavoura, foram demarcados 30 pontos distantes em 20 metros entre si. Em cada ponto, foram coletados percevejos (adultos + ninfas das espécies Dichelops sp., Piezodorus guildinii e Euchistus heros, por meio dos métodos pano-de-batida largo e rede entomológica, totalizando 6.000 coletas. Para cada lavoura, método de coleta e espéciede percevejo, foram estimadas a média da densidade populacional e o tamanho de amostra por meio de reamostragem. O tamanho de amostra (número de pontos para determinar a densidade populacional de percevejos varia com o método de coleta e a densidade populacional. Usando o pano-de-batida largo para a coleta de percevejos em soja, para um erro de estimação (amplitude do intervalo de credibilidade igual a dois percevejos e densidade populacional na classe de 1,5 a 2,0 percevejos m-2, o tamanho de amostra é 13, 77 e 15, respectivamente, para as espécies Dichelops sp., P. guildinii e E. heros.

  15. Tamaño óptimo de muestra para evaluar el patrón de crecimiento de frutos de naranjo 'Valencia late'

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    María Mercedes Avanza

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Los modelos de crecimiento de frutos describen la evolución de su tamaño a lo largo del período de desarrollo. Con fines de pronóstico, estos modelos permiten estimar en forma anticipada el tamaño que alcanzarán los frutos al momento de la cosecha. Para lograr estimaciones insesgadas del tamaño de frutos a cosecha es necesario un diseño adecuado de muestreo en la etapa de recolección de datos. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue determinar el tamaño óptimo de muestra, compuesta por árboles (n y frutos (m, para establecer modelos de crecimiento de frutos de naranjo 'Valencia late', que permitan estimar la distribución de tamaño a la cosecha. Se trabajó con el diámetro ecuatorial de frutos previo a la cosecha, proveniente de dos huertos comerciales ubicados en la provincia de Corrientes, Argentina, durante tres temporadas. Mediante modelos mixtos se estimaron las componentes de varianzas entre árboles y frutos, y posteriormente a partir de dos tipos de metodologías se determinó el tamaño de muestra óptimo. La variabilidad entre frutos fue superior a la variabilidad entre árboles. Para la determinación del patrón de crecimiento de frutos de naranjo 'Valencia late' mediante un muestreo bietápico, se sugiere seleccionar 7 árboles y 30 frutos de cada árbol, para lograr estimaciones del diámetro ecuatorial de frutos con una precisión entre el 2 y 3%.

  16. UTILIZACIÓN DE LOS SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION GEOGRAFICA PARA LA ESTIMACIÓN DE ESCORRENTÍA DIRECTA

    OpenAIRE

    Portuguez M., Domingo M.; Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (Perú).

    2015-01-01

    Los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) y la hidrología son dos campos de trabajo que comparten muchos intereses. Por esa razón, cada vez más investigadores se ayudan de los SIG para la construcción de modelos hidrológicos, especialmente cuando es necesaria la representación espacial de redes de drenaje. El presente artículo examina algunos aspectos de los numerosos vínculos existentes entre los SIG y la modelización hidrológica. Estimar escorrentía a partir de información de precipitaci...

  17. Herramienta para hacer cuestionarios para Moodle

    OpenAIRE

    Muñoz Garcia, jesus

    2010-01-01

    Herramienta de creación de cuestionarios remotos de cuestiones SQL para Moodle. Permite también, el Aprendizaje colaborativo, para que los estudiantes puedan hacer cuestionarios de forma conjunta y desarrollar habilidades de trabajo en equipo. / Tool for Moodle to create remote quiz with SQL question. It also allows collaborative learning, so students can do together remote quiz and develop teamwork and social skills.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  19. PARA DISTANCIAS MODELOS PARA PREDECIR LAS DISTANCIAS DE DISPERSIÓN DE SEMILLAS POR MICOS CHURUCOS (Lagothrix lagothricha: APORTES CAUTIVERIO APORTES DE ESTUDIOS EN CAMPO Y EN CAUTIVERIO

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Pablo R. Stevenson

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Es difícil medir las sombras de semillas generadas por animales, especialmente si éstos se mueven mucho, pero el conocimiento de la distribución de las semillas dispersadas es esencial para entender los procesos demográficos de las plantas. Por esta razón, varios autores han usado métodos indirectos para cuantificar estas distribuciones, basados en parámetros como las tasas de retención y aproximaciones a los patrones de movimiento. En algunos casos los datos de tiempo de retención se han obtenido de animales en cautiverio. En este artículo combinamos información de churucos en cautiverio y en el campo (CIEM, Parque Tinigua, Meta, para generar modelos que predicen las distancias de dispersión, y para determinar la influencia del tipo de dieta y el tamaño de semilla en los tiempos de retención. Añadimos marcadores plásticos y semillas grandes a la comida de cuatro individuos en el zoológico del parque “Jaime Duque”, cerca de Bogotá, que luego fueron recuperadas para estimar los tiempos de retención. Encontramos mayores tiempos de retención para “semillas” pequeñas que para semillas grandes, y en general menores tiempos para una dieta basada en frutos en contraste con una dieta más fibrosa. Los tiempos de retención fueron cerca del doble en cautiverio que en el campo. Los modelos que más se acercaron a la distribución empírica de distancias de dispersión fueron los basados en los patrones de movimiento en el campo. El tiempo de retención resultó ser un parámetro de menor importancia para predecir distancias de dispersión.

  20. Funciones de costos translogarítmicas. Una aplicación para el sector manufacturero mexicano

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Héctor Salgado Banda

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se utiliza funciones de costos translogarítmicas para estimar elasticidades precio y de sustitución de las demandas por insumos, economías de escala y costos medios en las manufacturas mexicanas. Se analiza datos de la Encuesta Industrial Anual para 1996, 2000 y 2003. Se muestra que un modelo que no permite homoteticidad ni elasticidades unitarias en la función de costos parece ser el más adecuado para representar la estructura de producción. Elasticidades de Allen-Uzawa indican la existencia de posibilidades de sustitución entre los insumos. La demanda por electricidad es de elasticidad unitaria. Todas las elasticidades cruzadas son menores a 1. Tanto las economías de escala como los costos medios disminuyen conforme el tamaño de las clases de actividad aumenta. Las economías de escala aumentan para cualquier nivel de producción. Las diferencias en costos medios entre pequeñas y grandes clases de actividad se han reducido mientras que algunas disparidades se mantienen en ciertos grupos manufactureros.

  1. Programas de aplicación de agrometeorología para docencia e investigación

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Bombelli, Enrique

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Para el estudio de las Ciencias Meteorológicas y Climáticas aplicadas al agro, es necesario estimar procesos matemáticos y físicos para interpretar la interacción de los procesos atmosféricos y biológicos, los cuales se pueden automatizar haciendo énfasis en el análisis de los mismos. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo mostrar las características de un software de aplicación utilizado para en la enseñanza de la Climatología Agrícola, que estima parámetros tales como: Radiación Astronómica y Global, diferentes metodologías de cálculo de la Evapotranspiración Potencial y el Balance Hidrológico Climático entre otros. El software Programas de aplicación de Agroclimatología, realizado en la Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, brinda al alumno un rápido manejo de resultados, con la posibilidad de realizar interpretaciones de distintas variables para diferentes localidades, de manera de poder visualizar y analizar los resultados que surgen de las distintas corridas.

  2. Modelo ARIMA para pronosticar valores de tráfico en una red de datos Wi-Fi

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Cesar Augusto Hernández Suarez

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo de investigación científica y tecnológica tiene por objetivo demostrar que las series de tiempo son una exce- lente herramienta para el modelamiento de tráfico de datos en redes Wi-Fi. Para lograr este objetivo se utilizó la metodología de Box-Jenkins, la cual se describe. El modelamiento de tráfico Wi-Fi a través de modelos correlacionados como las series de tiem- po, permiten ajustar gran parte de la dinámica del comportamiento de los datos en una ecuación y con base en esto estimar va- lores futuros de tráfico. Lo anterior es una ventaja para la planeación de cobertura, reservación de recursos y la realización de un control más oportuno y eficiente en forma integrada a diferentes niveles de la jerarquía funcional de la red de datos Wi-Fi. Como resultado de la investigación se obtuvo un modelo de tráfico ARIMA de orden 6, el cual realizó pronósticos de tráfico con valores del error cuadrático medio relativamente pequeños, para un periodo de 18 días.

  3. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  4. Equipamiento para exhibiciones itinerantes

    OpenAIRE

    Montemurro, Florencia

    2012-01-01

    El trabajo consiste en el diseño de un equipamiento para muestras itinerantes para el Museo de Ciencias Naturales de la ciudad de La Plata. Para su desarrollo se tomó como concepto la desestructuración de la imagen del Museo. El objetivo era generar una imagen más actual y renovada de este establecimiento como estrategia para atraer diferentes tipos de visitantes. (Párrafo extraído del texto a modo de resumen) Facultad de Bellas Artes

  5. Prevalência e Fatores de Risco Para Coinfecção HIV/HTLV em Pacientes do Complexa Hospitalar de Doenças Infecto-contagiosas DR. Clementino Fraga no Período de Fevereiro a Julho de 2015 – João Pessoa – PB

    OpenAIRE

    SOUZA, Marcela Santos de

    2015-01-01

    Estima-se que 33 milhões de pessoas vivam com HIV no mundo, enquanto 15 a 20 milhões sejam infectadas pelo HTLV-1/2, como ambos compartilham as mesmas vias de transmissão a coinfecção tem sido relatada; os pacientes coinfectados podem apresentar maior contagem de LTCD4, retardando o diagnóstico de aids, assim como progredir mais rapidamente para a imunossupressão, além de evoluírem com sintomas de TSP/HAM mais precoce e frequentemente.O objetivo deste estudo foi estimar a pr...

  6. Adecuación y análisis de sensibilidad de un modelo para la estimación de la capacidad de carga del hábitat de venado cola blanca Fitness and sensitivity analysis of a model to estimate carrying capacity in the habitat from white-tailed deer

    OpenAIRE

    FX Plata; GD Mendoza; JA Viccon; R Bárcena; FC Sánchez; OA Villarreal

    2011-01-01

    Se adecuó un modelo para estimar la capacidad de carga (K) de venados de cola blanca y se realizó un análisis de sensibilidad utilizando datos de un rancho cinegético localizado en la región semiárida de Aguascalientes, México. El modelo está compuesto por dos componentes, el primero estima la energía metabolizable disponible en un área dada a partir de la disponibilidad de materia vegetal por estratos (gramíneas, herbáceas, arbustivas, arbóreas y la biomasa total) y el segundo estima el gast...

  7. Repito para recordar : Recuerdo para religar

    OpenAIRE

    Juárez, Horacio Eduardo

    2015-01-01

    Tanto la repitencia y el abandono escolar continúan generando importantes desafíos para el sistema educativo, a pesar de los grandes esfuerzos realizados en los últimos años en la Argentina para mejorar la inclusión y la calidad educativa. El presente proyecto de investigación de tipo cualitativo, se propone explorar a través de conceptos psicológicos como la transferencia, la influencia del profesor de educación física en el rendimiento académico del alumno de escuela secundaria. El vínculo ...

  8. 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

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

  9. Mapping argillic and advanced argillic alteration in volcanic rocks, quartzites, and quartz arenites in the western Richfield 1° x 2 ° quadrangle, southwestern Utah, using ASTER satellite data

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rockwell, Barnaby W.; Hofstra, Albert H.

    2012-01-01

    The Richfield quadrangle in southwestern Utah is known to contain a variety of porphyry Mo, skarn, polymetallic replacement and vein, alunite, and kaolin resources associated with 27-32 Ma calc-alkaline or 12-23 Ma bimodal volcano-plutonic centers in Neoproterozoic to Mesozoic carbonate and siliciclastic rocks. Four scenes of visible to shortwave-infrared image data acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor were analyzed to generate maps of exposed clay, sulfate, mica, and carbonate minerals, and ASTER thermal infrared data were analyzed to identify quartz and carbonate minerals. Argillic and advanced argillic alteration minerals including alunite, pyrophyllite, dickite, and kaolinite were identified in both undocumented (U) and known (K) areas, including in the southern Paradise Mtns. (U); in calc-alkaline volcanic rocks in the Wah Wah Mtns. between Broken Ridge and the NG area (U/K); at Wah Wah Summit in a small zone adjacent to 33.1 Ma diorite and marble (U); in fractures cutting quartzites surrounding the 20-22 Ma Pine Grove Mo deposit (U); in volcanic rocks in the Shauntie Hills (U/K); in quartzites in the west-central San Francisco Mtns. (U); in volcanic rocks in the Black Mtns. (K); and in mainly 12-13 Ma rhyolitic rocks along a 20 km E-W belt that includes the Bible Spring fault zone west of Broken Ridge, with several small centers in the Escalante Desert to the south (U/K). Argillized Navajo Sandstone with kaolinite and (or) dickite ± alunite was mapped adjacent to calc-alkaline intrusions in the Star Range (U). Intense quartz-sericite alteration (K) with local kaolinite was identified in andesite adjacent to calc-alkaline intrusions in the Beaver Lake Mountains. Mo-bearing phyllic alteration was identified in 22.2 Ma rhyolite plugs at the center of the NG alunite area. Limestones, dolomites, and marbles were differentiated, and quartz and sericite were identified in most unaltered quartzites. Halos of

  10. Cría masiva y uso de ninfas de Rhodnius pallescens, Barber, 1932 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae para ensayos biológicoso

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mónica Flórez M

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Rhodnius pallescens es una especie silvestre que hace intrusión a las viviendas en zonas en las cuales se han presentado brotes de Chagas agudo en Colombia; y para el estudio de sus características biológicas y el monitoreo de la susceptibilidad o resistencia de poblaciones de campo a insecticidas, se requiere del uso de una gran cantidad de insectos mantenidos en el laboratorio. Objetivo: Establecer condiciones de cría de ninfas de R. pallescens que permitan su mejor aprovechamiento en ensayos biológicos. Metodología: Se utilizó una cepa de laboratorio de R. pallescens proveniente de San Martin (Cesar, Colombia y se realizaron bioensayos para: estimar el tiempo de alimentación, establecer condiciones de cría, estimar tiempos de desarrollo ninfal y comparar la fecundidad usando dos fuentes de alimentación y varios tipos de soporte. Resultados: 60 minutos de ofrecimiento de alimento permite la alimentación de 95% de las ninfas. El promedio de oviposición diario/hembra fue de 2,7 huevos y no varío significativamente con el consumo de sangre de gallina o ratón. La duración promedio del ciclo de vida desde huevo hasta el estadio ninfa-V fue de 128,6 días. El uso de cartulina negra y plumas dentro de los frascos de cría mejora la oviposición. Ninfas-V alimentadas desde ninfa-I y pesadas a los 5 o 6 días permite un aprovechamiento del 89% de las ninfas. Conclusiones: Los resultados de este trabajo brindan conocimiento para la cría masiva y el uso de ninfas de Rhodnius pallescens en ensayos biológicos.

  11. Quanto custa o atraso na concessão de patentes de medicamentos para a saúde no Brasil?

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Anna Haydée Lanzillotti Jannuzzi

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: O backlog na análise de pedidos de patentes é um problema que persiste desde a promulgação da Lei nº 9.279/1996, quando o Brasil passou a conceder patentes para medicamentos novamente. Os órgãos responsáveis pela concessão dessas patentes, Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI e Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (Anvisa, alegam motivos técnico-administrativos para justificar o atraso. No entanto, os impactos econômicos para a saúde devido à ineficiência do sistema de patentes brasileiro ainda foram pouco investigados. Assim sendo, este trabalho propõe uma metodologia para estimar o quanto as compras públicas de medicamentos são oneradas em função da morosidade na análise dos pedidos de patentes no país. Os resultados mostram que mais de R$ 14 milhões são gastos desnecessariamente anualmente pelo Governo Federal com apenas um medicamento antirretroviral por causa da extensão da vigência das patentes. Conclui-se que medidas governamentais de controle dessa situação são prementes no âmbito dos Três Poderes. Dentre elas, destacam-se a contratação de servidores para o INPI, análise dos projetos de lei que tramitam na Câmara dos Deputados e Senado Federal para a alteração da Lei da Propriedade Industrial, e julgamento das Ações Diretas de Inconstitucionalidade para a supressão do dispositivo legal que possibilita a extensão da vigência das patentes.

  12. Modelos de supervivencia adecuados para análisis actuariales de mortalidad.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Medina lópez, Ana

    2003-01-01

    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.

  13. Uma Análise da Demanda por Combustíveis Através do Modelo Almost Ideal Demand System para Pernambuco

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Edilberto Tiago de Almeida

    Full Text Available Resumo: O mercado de combustíveis tem sido amplamente estudado sob várias perspectivas, desde a questão da assimetria e transmissão de preços, formação de cartéis, dinâmica de preços atrelada às flutuações na economia internacional, sistemas de demanda, entre outras. Neste sentido, este artigo tem como objetivo estimar um sistema de demanda para gasolina comum, etanol hidratado e óleo diesel via modelo (LA-AIDS Linear Approximation Almost Ideal Demand System com dados de séries temporais trimestrais para o período de 2001 a 2015 para o estado de Pernambuco. As estimações foram feitas por meio do método (SUR Seemingly Unrelated Regressions. Os resultados encontrados são semelhantes aos observados na literatura, no sentido em que apontam para a inelasticidade-preço da demanda da gasolina e diesel, o que é esperado dada a essencialidade dos bens. Também foi possível verificar que a demanda por etanol é elástica por ter elasticidade-preço marshalliana maior que um em valor absoluto, convergindo para os resultados já encontrados em outros estudos.

  14. Fatores ambientais associados ao tempo de decisão para procura de atendimento no infarto do miocárdio

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fernanda Carneiro Mussi

    2014-10-01

    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.

  15. Eficiencia de los procesos administrativos para la gestión del Fondo de Protección contra Gastos Catastróficos en México

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Emanuel Orozco-Núñez

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Mostrar que el régimen administrativo de hospitales de especialidad influye en la eficiencia de los procesos administrativos para operar el Fondo de Protección contra Gastos Catastróficos (FPGC, para la atención de cáncer de mama, cáncer cérvicouterino y leucemia linfoblástica aguda. Material y métodos. La variable para estimar la eficiencia del proceso administrativo fue el tiempo entre la notificación del caso y el reembolso. Para su estimación se realizaron entrevistas semiestructuradas con actores clave involucrados en la gestión de casos financiados por el FPGC. Se organizó también un grupo de expertos para emitir recomendaciones de mejora. Resultados. Los hospitales de especialidad con un esquema descentralizado mostraron menor tiempo en el proceso administrativo en contraste con el modelo administrado por los Servicios Estatales de Salud, donde los tiempos fueron mayores y donde hubo mayores niveles de intermediación. Conclusiones. El modelo de hospitales especializados con un esquema descentraliza- do es más eficiente debido a que tiene mayor autonomía.

  16. Eficacia de un ácido kaurénico extraído de la planta venezolana Wedelia trilobata (Asterácea contra Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Solanny Brito

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La leishmaniasis es un grave problema de salud pública y aun no existe un tratamiento eficaz para la enfermedad. Por esta razón, es necesario investigar nuevas alternativas terapéuticas. Objetivo. En este trabajo nos propusimos evaluar el efecto parasiticida de un ácido kaurénico (ent-kaur-16-in-19-oico aislado de la planta superior venezolana denominada Wedelia trilobata (Asteracea sobre Leishmania (V. braziliensis in vivo e in vitro. Materiales y métodos. Los estudios in vitro fueron realizados en amastigotes axénicos, promastigotes así como en macrófagos infectados y no infectados, los cuales fueron tratados con dosis entre 25-100 µg/ml del ácido kaurénico. El efecto del compuesto sobre la viabilidad celular fue evaluado utilizando el método de conteo directo en una cámara de Neubauer o hemocitómetro y por el método indirecto utilizando el método de MTT (Metil Tiazol Tetrazolium. Para el ensayo in vivo, se utilizaron ratones Balb/c infectados subcutáneamente en la almohadilla plantar con 1x106 promastigotes de Leishmania (V. braziliensis; posteriormente los ratones fueron tratados intraperitonealmente durante una semana con 30 mg del ácido kaurénico por kg de peso, en un volumen de 100 µl de etanol al 10%. Resultados. Este compuesto mostró un potente efecto parasiticida tanto sobre los amastigotes axénicos como sobre promastigotes con dosis letales 50 (DL50 de 0,25 y 0,78 µg/ml respectivamente, en 24 horas. Se observó una baja toxicidad del compuesto sobre macrófagos de la línea J774G8, con una DL50 de 25µg/ml, manteniéndose una alta viabilidad (70-92% de los mismos, y una moderada viabilidad para los macrófagos infectados (37-81% con concentraciones menores de 25µg/ml. Adicionalmente, se observó una clara reducción (70% en el tamaño de las lesiones de los ratones tratados sin efectos tóxicos aparentes. Conclusión. Los resultados obtenidos indican que este compuesto posee un potente

  17. Estimación del tiempo de iluminación solar sobre la tierra mediante un modelo analítico: un escenario fértil para enseñar física

    OpenAIRE

    Talero, Paco; Santana, Fernanda; Mora, César

    2013-01-01

    Se formuló un modelo analítico que permitió estimar el tiempo de iluminación solar sobre la Tierra para cualquier fecha del año y cualquier latitud, el modelo tomó la oblicuidad de la eclíptica constante, los rayos de luz paralelos, la Tierra esférica y el movimiento de la Tierra circular uniforme, también mostró un contexto de la astronomía para enseñar física básica. Se relacionó el movimiento de la Tierra alrededor del Sol con el movimiento del plano de luz proyectado sobre la Tierra, lueg...

  18. Asignación Universal por Hijo para la Protección Social: impacto sobre el bienestar económico y el desarrollo humano de la infancia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Agustín Salvia

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available 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 2012. El artículo presenta evidencias acerca del impacto positivo de la AUH y señala efectos específicos para ciertos grupos de la población cubierta por el programa. 

  19. Algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado com base na teoria da resposta ao item para a estimação da usabilidade de sites de e-commerce

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  20. Diseño y construcción de un biodigestor anaeróbica vertical semicontinua para la obtención de gas metano y biol apartir de las cáscaras de naranja y mango.

    OpenAIRE

    Gonzabay Valdiviezo, Anthony William; Suárez Monroy, Pablo Moises

    2016-01-01

    En la elaboración del presente proyecto se pretende realizar el diseño y construcción de un biodigestor anaeróbico vertical semicontinuo para la obtención de gas metano y biol a partir de las cáscaras de naranja y mango. Esto se logrará al estimar los parámetros de diseño del Biodigestor anaeróbico, calculando la cantidad de gas metano y biol estimado que podría generar el biodigestor, además de construirlo y operarlo para la obtención de gas metano y biol. In the production of the presen...

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

    OpenAIRE

    Aurora Hernández Ulate

    2011-01-01

    El Modelo de Erosión/Sedimentaciónpara la Cuenca del Río Nosara (MES)se ha diseñado para estimar las áreasque son susceptibles a la erosión o a lasedimentación. Este modelo combina capascon información de la textura del suelo, laprofundidad, la geomorfología, la pendiente,la precipitación y el uso de la tierra en unSistema de Información Geográfico (SIG).Los resultados obtenidos para la cuenca deestudio con la interpolación de las capas enel SIG mostraron cómo en 1979, las áreasafectadas por ...

  2. ESTIMACIÓN DEL EXPONENTE DE HURST Y DIMENSIÓN FRACTAL PARA EL ANÁLISIS DE SERIES DE TIEMPO DE ABSORBANCIA UV-VIS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Leonardo Plazas Nossa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es estimar el exponente o parámetro de Hurst y la dimensión fractal para el análisis de series de tiempo de espectrometría UV-Vis, utilizando el análisis de componentes principales PCA (Principal Component Analysis. El análisis se realiza para comprender si las series de tiempo de absorbancia UV-Vis son persistentes, anti-persistentes, determinísticas o si son ruido blanco. Se utilizaron tres diferentes series de tiempo de absorbancia UV-Vis para tres diferentes sitios de estudio: (i Planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales Salitre (PTAR en Bogotá; (ii Estación elevadora de Gibraltar en Bogotá (EEG; y (iii Planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales San Fernando (PTAR en Itagüí (sur de Medellín. Cada una de las series de tiempo tiene igual número de muestras (5705. Se redujo la dimensionalidad de los espectros de absorbancia, dada su alta correlación, con PCA y se utilizó para cada sitio de estudio la primera componente principal. Esta componente principal explicó entre el 82% al 94% de la variabilidad para los tres sitios de estudio. Se determinaron los exponentes de Hurst: (i 0.8 para PTAR Salitre; (ii 0.85 para EEG; y (iii 0.89 para PTAR San Fernando. A partir de los valores de los exponentes de Hurst se determinan las dimensiones fractales para las tres series de tiempo de absorbancia UV-Vis en los tres sitios de estudio y se obtiene en promedio una dimensión fractal de 1153. Las tres series de tiempo de absorbancia UV-Vis son persistentes y con alta auto-similitud, dado que el exponente de Hurst es mayor a 0.5.

  3. Erosividade das chuvas e tempo de recorrência para Lavras, Minas Gerais

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Regimeire Freitas Aquino

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available A erosividade das chuvas é um dos principais agentes causadores da erosão do solo, no sul de Minas Gerais. Por essa razão, objetivou-se, com este trabalho, aplicar cinco distribuições de probabilidades aos valores de erosividades, mensais e anual, e estimar o tempo de recorrência desses valores, com base na melhor distribuição de probabilidades ajustada para a região de Lavras, MG. A série de precipitações estudada foi de 1961 a 2004 e as distribuições de probabilidades utilizadas foram: Gumbel, Gama, Log-normal 2 e 3 parâmetros e Normal, ajustadas pelo método da Máxima Verossimilhança. Verificou-se que as distribuições Gama e Gumbel produziram o menor número de séries não adequadas, registrando-se apenas uma, para o mês de agosto. As demais distribuições produziram maiores números de séries não adequadas, especialmente, a distribuição Log-normal 2 parâmetros. Sendo assim, recomenda-se, para o cálculo de erosividade, que seja feita uma verificação prévia da melhor distribuição para cada período da série estudada, apesar de os dados apontarem um desempenho considerável da distribuição Gumbel.

  4. Incapacidade funcional para atividades básicas e instrumentais da vida diária em idosos

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Giovâni Firpo Del Duca

    Full Text Available 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 funcional para cada domínio a necessidade de ajuda parcial ou total para a realização de, no mínimo, uma atividade da vida diária. Empregou-se a regressão de Poisson com variância robusta nas análises bruta e ajustada levando-se em consideração a amostragem por conglomerados. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de incapacidade para as atividades básicas foi de 26,8% (IC 95%: 23,0; 30,8 e a menor proporção de independência foi para controlar funções de urinar e/ou evacuar. Para as atividades instrumentais, a prevalência de incapacidade funcional foi de 28,8% (IC 95%: 24,5; 33,1, sobretudo para realizar deslocamentos utilizando algum meio de transporte. Elevado percentual de idosos (21,7% apresentou mais de uma atividade com incapacidade nas atividades instrumentais; já nas atividades básicas, a maior parte apresentou dependência para apenas uma atividade (16,6%. Na análise ajustada, a incapacidade para as atividades básicas associou-se com cor da pele parda/preta/outras (p=0,01 e com o aumento da idade (p<0,001. Já a incapacidade para as atividades instrumentais associou-se apenas com o aumento da idade (p<0,001. CONCLUSÕES: A associação entre incapacidade funcional em atividades básicas e instrumentais com o aumento da idade é um importante indicador para que os serviços de saúde planejem ações visando prevenir ou postergar a incapacidade funcional, garantindo independência e maior qualidade de vida ao idoso.

  5. Mathematical modeling for digestible energy in animal feeds for tilapia=Modelagem matemática para energia digestivel de ingredientes de origem animal para tilápias

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  6. Avaliação de um sistema de cavaqueamento de ponteiras de eucalipto para aproveitamento energético

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Juliana Lorensi do Canto

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho foram avaliar o desempenho e estimar os custos de um sistema de cavaqueamento de ponteiras de eucalipto, resultantes de colheita florestal, para aproveitamento energético em uma empresa de base florestal localizada no Estado do Pará, na Região Norte do Brasil. O sistema era composto por um picador florestal, dois tratores florestais transportadores autocarregáveis (com grua e uma carregadora frontal. A coleta de dados baseou-se em estudo de tempos e movimentos, determinação do consumo de combustível e pesagem dos cavacos produzidos. A produtividade média do sistema foi de 17,51 toneladas por hora efetiva. A eficiência operacional foi de 51,9%, devido a diversas demoras operacionais, principalmente para conserto e manutenção do picador. O transporte de cavacos foi considerado o ponto de estrangulamento do sistema, devido a ocorrências de falta de caminhão disponível no local para o carregamento. O sistema pode produzir entre 94 e 162 vezes mais energia do que consome. O custo do sistema por hora efetiva foi de R$376,56, o que representa R$21,51/t de cavacos ou R$2,70/GJ.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    María Portillo Montiel

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación propone un método para la geolocalización de dispositivos móviles a partir de señales WiFi predeterminadas, prescindiendo del uso del GPS para evitar potenciales problemas de seguridad y malware. El método propuesto, se basa en la técnica conocida como Punto de Triangulación Aproximado (APIT y parte de una discretización del espacio de acción a partir de un conjunto base de emisores de señal WiFi de coordenadas y radios de acción máximos conocidos, para luego construir una rejilla que incluye las zonas de acción conjunta de todos los emisores al momento de activar la aplicación, es posible estimar con gran precisión la ubicación del dispositivo móvil determinando el área de intersección de las señales visibles en el momento. La implementación del algoritmo propuesto exhibe una complejidad temporal cuadrática respecto al tamaño de la rejilla y lineal sobre la cantidad de emisores iniciales.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    C. E. Pulgarin

    2012-01-01

    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.

  9. ¿Cuál es el crecimiento de largo plazo de la economía chilena? Una respuesta formal para una antigua pregunta

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  10. Genetic algorithm for estimating in-situ rock elastic constants by acoustic reflection records/Algoritmo genético para estimar in-situ constantes elásticas de rocas mediante registros de reflexión acústica

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Luis Montes; Ovidio Almanza; Alfredo Ghisays

    2013-01-01

    .... A genetic algorithm coded in Matlab estimates ρ, Vp, and Vs through the inversion of the equation that relates them to the amplitudes and angles of incidence of the acoustic waves. Lame elastic constant, Poisson>s ratio, and modulus of elasticity, compressibility and rigidity can be deemed from ρ, Vp and Vs....

  11. The methodology proposed to estimate the absorbed dose at the entrance of the labyrinth in HDR brachytherapy facilities with IR-192; Propuesta de metodologia para estimar la dosis absorbida en la entrada del laberinto en instalaciones de braquiterapia HDR con Ir-192

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Pujades, M. C.; Perez-Calatayud, J.; Ballester, F.

    2012-07-01

    In the absence of procedure for evaluating the design of a brachytherapy (BT) vault with maze from the point of view of radiation protection, usually formalism of external radiation is adapted. The purpose of this study is to adapt the methodology described by the National council on Radiological Protection and Measurements Report 151 (NCRP 151). Structural Shielding Design for megavoltage X-and Gamma-Ray Radiotherapy facilities, for estimating dose at the door in BT and its comparison with the results megavoltage X-and Gamma-Ray Radiotherapy Facilities, for estimating dose at the door in BT and its comparison with the results obtained by the method of Monte Carlo (MC) for a special case of bunker. (Author) 17 refs.

  12. Dos métodos para estimar las propiedades hidráulicas del suelo a partir de: un proceso de (I) humectación por capilaridad más evaporación, y (II) humectación por capilaridad con multitensión: análisis teórico

    OpenAIRE

    Peña-Sancho, Carolina; Ghezzehei, Teamrat A.; Latorre Garcés, Borja; Moret-Fernández, David

    2015-01-01

    6 Pags.- 1 Tabl.- 7 Figs. Trabajo originalmente presentado en las XII Jornadas de Investigación en la Zona No Saturada del Suelo (Alcalá de Henares, 18-20 de nov. de 2015). © de los textos: sus autores

  13. 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

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2012-10-15

    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)

  14. 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

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    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

  15. Dosimetric contribution of organs of biokinetics of {sup 99m}Tc and {sup 123}I to estimate radiation doses in thyroids of children of 1 and 5 years; Contribucion dosimetrica de organos de la biocinetica del {sup 99m}Tc y {sup 123}I para estimar dosis en tiroides de ninos de 1 y 5 anos

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    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)

    2015-07-01

    The absorbed doses by thyroids during uptake studies through biokinetics of radiopharmaceuticals containing {sup 123}I (iodine) or {sup 99m}Tc (pertechnetate) are estimated. Using the MIRD scheme and the representation of Cristy-Eckerman for thyroids in children of 1 and 5 years, the objective of the study was to determine whether the dosimetric biokinetic contributions of the organs of {sup 123}I (iodide) and {sup 99m}Tc (pertechnetate) biokinetic are significant in the estimated of the absorbed dose for thyroid uptake studies.

  16. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  17. Estrategias para negociaciones exitosas.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    José B. Parra V

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Las estrategias de negociación son herramientas para disminuir conflictos o para intercambiar bienes y servicios. Una negociación exitosa crea relaciones de solidaridad y propicia reciprocidad, cooperación y confianza para quienes tendrán relaciones permanentes de negociación con beneficios para ambas partes. Una estrategia de negociación exitosa requiere manejar el desarrollo del ambiente social del grupo de personas, con la finalidad de tener presente las fronteras que no pueden irrumpirse. Otro aspecto importante, es el lenguaje corporal utilizado por las personas y las tácticas que se practican. El manejo de esta información permite diseñar diferentes modelos de negociaciones para cada caso específico. Este documento propone la utilización de la herramienta MONACO, diseñada por los autores, que es un software útil para encontrar los mejores tácticas posibles dentro de una negociación; basándose en el lenguaje corporal que muestra el negociante oponente durante cada oferta monetaria. El uso de este software da al negociador la oportunidad de manejar las negociaciones con mayor control, el negociador que usa el software puede elegir una estrategia de acuerdo a las relaciones que espera mantener con el negociador oponente.

  18. Equações alométricas para estimativa de carbono em árvores de uma área urbana em Viçosa-MG

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Daniel Brianezi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo gerar equações para estimar o carbono presente na arborização do campus-sede da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, contribuindo para o conhecimento sobre a capacidade das áreas verdes urbanas no sequestro e estocagem de carbono. Assim, inventariaram-se todas as árvores com DAP igual ou superior a 5 cm presentes na Universidade. Para as árvores não palmeiras, selecionaram-se 721 árvores-amostra, que foram cubadas rigorosamente em pé através da aplicação sucessiva da expressão de Smalian até o diâmetro-limite de 5 cm, tanto para o fuste quanto para os galhos. No caso das palmeiras, cubaram-se 100% dos indivíduos utilizando a expressão de Huber. A densidade básica da madeira com casca e o teor de carbono foram obtidos, nas palmeiras, com a retirada de um disco na porção do DAP, dada a dificuldade de tradagem. Já nas demais árvores, utilizou-se um trado mecânico. Com base no volume, na densidade básica e no teor de carbono, calcularam-se o carbono total e o carbono dos galhos. Ademais, avaliaram-se os modelos de Schumacher e Hall (1933 e Spurr (1952, modificado para estimar o carbono fixado nesses indivíduos. Nas árvores não palmeiras do campus-sede da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, o carbono total e o carbono dos galhos podem ser estimados, em kg, em razão do Diâmetro à Altura do Peito (DAP, em cm e da Altura Total (Ht, em m, por -0,906586+1,60421*LnDAP+0,37162*LnHt e por -2,052673+1,89903*LnDAP+0,24156*LnHt, respectivamente. Nas palmeiras, o carbono total pode ser estimado por -4,46988+199082*LnDAP+1,06420*LnHt.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Isabela N. Fernandes de Queiroz

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available

    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.

  20. Tamanho de amostra para a estimação da média de caracteres morfológicos e produtivos de nabo forrageiro

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alberto Cargnelutti Filho

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o tamanho de amostra (número de plantas para a estimação da média de caracteres morfológicos e produtivos de nabo forrageiro (Raphanus sativus L.. Em um experimento a campo, foram selecionadas, aleatoriamente, 300 plantas e mensurados os caracteres morfológicos (estatura de planta e número de folhas aos 21, 35, 48, 55, 62, 70, 77 e 91 dias após a semeadura e os produtivos (massas verde e seca, de raízes, de caule, de folhas e total aos 91 dias após a semeadura. Foram calculadas medidas de tendência central e de variabilidade, verificada a normalidade e calculado o tamanho de amostra. Para estimar a média, com mesma precisão, o tamanho de amostra dos caracteres produtivos é maior que dos morfológicos. Para os caracteres morfológicos e produtivos estudados, 231 plantas são suficientes para um erro de estimação máximo de 10% da média estimada, com grau de confiança de 95%.

  1. Estimativas Volumétricas y Hipsométricas para el Barbatimão en el Norte de Minas Gerais

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Aldenir Teixeira da Gama

    Full Text Available Este estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar las estimaciones de volumen y altura para el barbatimão con el fin de generar ecuaciones, que se puedan utilizar en la preparación de planes de gestión sostenible de esta especie, a partir de modelos para así estimar el volumen total con corteza, sin corteza y de la corteza, y también las relaciones hipsométricas. Se comparó también la producción de corteza en las diferentes clases diamétricas. Un inventario forestal ejecutado posibilitó la realización de la cubicación rigurosa de 100 árboles, separados en ocho clases diamétricas por el método de Huber. Se probaron 16 modelos volumétricos de entrada simple y doble, y 6 de relaciones hipsométricas. Los modelos que mejor se ajustaron fueron el de Husch y Spurr en su forma logaritmizada para las estimaciones de volumen y el de Stofel para las estimaciones de altura. Respecto a la proporción de corteza se ha encontrado un mayor porcentaje en los especímenes de las menores clases diamétricas.

  2. Ecuaciones alométricas para árboles tropicales: aplicación al inventario forestal de Sinaloa, México

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jos\\u00E9 N\\u00E1var-Ch\\u00E1idez

    2013-01-01

    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.

  3. Obtenção de Parâmetros Ambientais na Região Semiárida da Paraíba por Dados MODIS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Carlos Antonio Costa dos Santos

    Full Text Available Resumo O comportamento espacial e temporal do saldo de radiação (Rn à superfície terrestre tem sido tema de estudos sobre os ecossistemas de regiões semiáridas do globo e poucos estudos têm sido destinados à região semiárida do Brasil, especificamente no ecossistema de Caatinga. Logo, o objetivo deste estudo foi utilizar uma metodologia que não necessite diretamente de dados de superfície para estimar o Rn na região semiárida da Paraíba, a partir de dados orbitais do sensor MODIS, e validar com dados medidos em áreas experimentais de Caatinga em recuperação e degradada. Diante dos resultados encontrados, pode-se constatar a eficácia da metodologia proposta, sendo a mesma mais precisa em áreas com o solo mais descoberto. De acordo com a análise estatística, a metodologia apresentou uma melhor qualidade do ajuste para a área em recuperação, com a variação explicada de 78% e para a área degradada de 61%.

  4. Metodología para la estimación del Valor Agregado del mantenimiento predictivo en la Industria Cubana. // Methodology for the estimate of Added Value of the predictive maintenance in Cuban Industry.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    O. Inastrilla Armayor

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo se expone una metodología general para la determinación de ciertos coeficientes que permiten estimar el valoragregado por concepto de la aplicación del mantenimiento predictivo en un grupo de máquinas agrupadas según su función.A partir de aquí el usuario será capaz de estimar los beneficios a corto plazo por la aplicación de este tipo demantenimiento.Palabras claves: Metodología valor agregado, mantenimiento predictivo, diagnóstico por vibraciones.______________________________________________________________________________Abstract.In the work a general methodology is exposed for the determination of certain coefficients that allow toestimate the value added by concept of the application of the predictive maintenance in a group of machinescontained according to its function. Starting from here the user will be able to estimate the short termbenefits for the application of this type of maintenance.Key words: Dumbwaiter, structures, stress analysis, finite elements.

  5. Tiempo para un cambio

    Science.gov (United States)

    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.

  6. Parâmetros genéticos para características produtivas e biométricas em abelha Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides LEPELETIER

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    K.N. Oliveira

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho foram estimar componentes de variância genética aditiva, fenotípica e residual e a herdabilidade para características relacionadas com a produção de mel e com a estrutura do ninho de abelhas Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides. Sessenta colônias de diferentes regiões da Bahia foram transladadas para caixas padronizadas modelo INPA e divididas, originando as gerações parentais G1 e G2. Foram medidas as características: estimativa da produção de mel; número, largura, volume e altura dos potes de mel; número, altura e diâmetro dos potes de pólen; peso; número, largura e diâmetro dos discos de cria e estimativa da população da colônia. As medidas foram corrigidas para o efeito fixo de mês de mensuração. Os componentes de variância e herdabilidade foram estimados por meio do método de semelhança entre parentes, utilizando-se abordagem Bayesiana. As médias e os desvios padrão variaram de 2,01±0,70cm para diâmetro de potes de pólen a 2.333,0±384,1kg para o peso das caixas. Houve indicação de convergência para todas as cadeias obtidas. As estimativas de variância genética aditiva variaram de 0,02cm para as características largura dos potes de mel a 38.587,72kg para o peso. Para as estimativas de variâncias fenotípicas, os valores variaram de 0,05 para a altura dos potes de pólen a 95.136,43kg para o peso; e para as variâncias residuais, os valores encontrados variaram de 0,02 para a variável largura dos potes de mel a 56.548,71kg para o peso. As estimativas de herdabilidade variaram de 0,35 a 0,53. Os resultados demonstraram que as características avaliadas possuem variação genética aditiva que garante boa resposta à seleção.

  7. Instrucciones para autores

    OpenAIRE

    Juan Carreño Cardozo

    2015-01-01

    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...

  8. Control interno para MIPYMES

    OpenAIRE

    Becerra Pineda, Cindy Johana; Salgado Vera, Ginna Paola

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo general del presente trabajo es proponer un modelo que ayude a detectar y mitigar los riesgos a los que están expuestas las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas y así contribuir a asegurar un adecuado desarrollo operacional en las MIPYMES, para lo cual se planteó la elaboración de un modelo para estructurar el control interno en estas empresas. El trabajo se desarrolló en cuatro capítulos: el primero introduce al control interno, indicando la importancia dentro de un negocio; el se...

  9. Master Plan para UNIMAK

    OpenAIRE

    Llorente Moreno, Francisco; Navarrete Mancebo, Gonzalo; Cruz Pinilla, Javier de la; García Méndez, María; Lacastagneratte de Figueiredo, Laura

    2012-01-01

    El Master Plan de UNIMAK se presenta como una apuesta a futuro, no solo para la Universidad de Makeni, sino también para la propia ciudad de Makeni. Se pretende potencias la Universidad como una referencia a nivel regional y como desencadenante de la estructura de trazado de la ciudad. El proyecto plantea potencial la dualidad que existe entre la infraestructura viaria y la red verde , existente en la ciudad, introduciéndola en el nuevo desarrollo del campus universitario y dotándola de la i...

  10. Combinatoria para la escuela

    OpenAIRE

    Sarmiento, Benjamín; Fernández, Felipe

    2014-01-01

    Con este cursillo se pretende mostrar a los asistentes que el análisis combinatorio no es una temática exclusiva para los que se inician en el estudio de las probabilidades y que no se requiere llegar a ese nivel, para empezar a conocer los principios combinatorios y las reglas básicas de esta rama. Por eso se ha seleccionado un conjunto de problemas y situaciones que se puedan llevar a la escuela. A lo largo del cursillo se propondrán situaciones clásicas relacionadas con los principios y re...

  11. 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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  13. Obtención del coeficiente de carbono orgánico para diesel a través de isotermas de adsorción

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    SANTIAGO ALONSO CARDONA GALLO

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan los valores experimentales del coeficiente de sorción carbono orgánico, Koc, para diesel combustible de producción mexicana el cual es una mezcla de compuestos y cuyo valor no se reporta en la literatura especializada, solo se dan a conocer datos para compuestos individuales. El valor de Koc es constante para un mismo compuesto en un rango amplio de sedimentos y suelos. El coeficiente de distribución, Kd de la mayoría de los compuestos orgánicos se incrementa con la fracción de carbono orgánico, foc, implicando que otra opción para estimar Kd es a través del coeficiente de sorción Koc y foc mediante la relación Kd=foc Koc. Los valores de Kd se determinaron por medio de isotermas adsorción, para lo cual se probaron cinco tipos de suelos diferentes, cinco concentraciones de diesel en reactores intermitentes y se modelo el proceso con la ecuación de Freundlich considerando n=1 (concentraciones bajas para los ajustes lineales. Se obtuvieron valores de Koc en un rango de 44.82 a 55.62 mL/g. Se realizó el análisis de varianza y se aplicó la prueba de intervalos múltiples de Duncan para determinar la diferencia entre las medias de los Koc obtenidos. Gráficamente se presentó la influencia de la foc en la adsorción del diesel

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  15. alternativas para promoverla

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Carlos Muñoz Izquierdo

    2006-01-01

    Finalmente, se analizan las políticas que han sido aplicadas con el fin de combatir ese problema, y se sugieren algunos cursos de acción que se consideran potencialmente más eficaces para lograr ese propósito.

  16. Silo para cereales. Bandholm

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Editorial, Equipo

    1960-09-01

    Full Text Available El silo de Bandholm, para cereales, construido en la isla de Lolland, tiene una capacidad de 13 a 14.000 toneladas. Esta estructura se ha subdividido en células individuales de unas 400 toneladas de capacidad cada una. La obra ha sido proyectada y construida por Christiani & Nielsen.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  18. Ithome lassula Hodges (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae, una nueva especie para Cuba asociada a Leucaena leucocephala (Lam. de Wit

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    O Alonso

    Full Text Available El nuevo informe para Cuba de Ithome lassula Hodges (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae, especie asociada a la planta forrajera Leucaena leucocephala, se confirmó con la identificación de los adultos, mediante la utilización de una clave basada en la maculación de las escamas en la zona de la cabeza del insecto. Los adultos emergieron en el laboratorio, de las larvas colectadas en las inflorescencias; estas procedían de los diferentes sistemas ganaderos que se muestrearon en las provincias Matanzas y Mayabeque, los cuales estaban compuestos indistintamente por las cuatro variedades comerciales de la leguminosa y por gramíneas pratenses. Por otra parte, la detección de las lesiones que causaron las larvas de este cosmopterígido en las inflorescencias, y su repercusión en la producción de semillas de leucaena, constituyó el elemento más importante que se debía considerar para valorar su potencialidad como plaga y al estimar las posibles pérdidas en los sistemas ganaderos evaluados.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

  20. Exigências de proteína bruta e energia metabolizável para codornas japonesas machos criadas para a produção de carne

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Oliveira N.T.E.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O experimento objetivou estimar as exigências de proteína bruta (PB e energia metabolizável (EM para máximo desempenho de machos de codornas japonesas criadas para a produção de carne e determinação da idade de abate que resultasse em peso máximo das aves. Quatrocentos e cinqüenta codornas foram utilizadas em delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, com cinco repetições de seis codornas por unidade experimental. Os tratamentos, de dietas formuladas a partir da combinação de cinco níveis de PB (18, 20, 22, 24 e 26% e três níveis de EM (2800, 3000 e 3200kcal/kg de ração, foram alocados nas parcelas e os quatro períodos experimentais nas sub-parcelas. As variáveis estudadas durante os quatro períodos (5 a 16; 16 a 27; 27 a 38 e 38 a 49 dias de idade foram consumo de ração (CR, ganho de peso (GP, conversão alimentar (CA e peso vivo (PV. No período total (5 a 49 dias de idade foram estudados consumo de ração acumulado (CRA, ganho de peso acumulado (GPA e conversão alimentar acumulada (CAA. As exigências estimadas de PB e EM durante o primeiro (5 a 16 e terceiro (27 a 38 períodos foram 26 e 2800 e 18% e 3200kcal/kg de ração, respectivamente. A exigência de PB no segundo período (16 a 27 dias de idade foi de 26%, não sendo possível estimar a exigência energética. No quarto (38 a 49 dias de idade período experimental a exigência estimada de EM foi de 3200kcal/kg de ração, não sendo possível estimar a exigência protéica. No período total as exigências protéica e energética, estimadas para máximos ganhos de peso acumulados, foram de 26% e 3200kcal/kg de ração, respectivamente. As idades estimadas que resultaram em PV máximo dependeram do nível de PB e de EM da dieta, variando de 57 a 85 e 60 a 74 dias, respectivamente.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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.

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

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    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

  3. Uso de traçadores fluorescentes para determinar características de transporte e dispersão no Rio Piabanha (RJ para a modelagem quali-quantitativa pelo HEC-RAS

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Paulo Vitor Ribeiro Marques da Silva

    Full Text Available RESUMO Um estudo de campo foi realizado em um trecho de aproximadamente 70 km do rio Piabanha, localizado entre Petrópolis e Areal, na região serrana do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, para estimar as características de transporte e dispersão de contaminantes usando técnicas de traçadores fluorescentes. A análise dos resultados de dois trabalhos de campo, realizados no outono de 2012, permitiu determinar os valores de tempo de trânsito, vazão líquida, velocidade média e coeficiente de dispersão longitudinal. Utilizou-se os dados de vazão e velocidade média obtidos nos ensaios com traçadores para calibrar o modelo hidrodinâmico unidimensional Hydrologic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System (HEC-RAS. Considerando que parâmetros hidráulicos obtidos por métodos clássicos em rios com geometria muito irregular, como a do rio Piabanha, não são adequados para representar as características médias de um trecho, os ensaios com traçadores representaram uma boa alternativa para obtenção de parâmetros necessários a modelos hidrodinâmicos. Os resultados obtidos pelo modelo HEC-RAS apresentaram ótima concordância com os dados obtidos por meio dos ensaios com traçadores fluorescentes.

  4. Determinação da idade de transição entre lenho juvenil e lenho adulto para três espécies florestais por meio de suas propriedades mecânicas

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tainise Vergara Lourençon

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se definir a idade de transição entre o lenho juvenil e o lenho adulto das madeiras de Luehea divaricata (açoita-cavalo, Platanus × acerifolia (plátano e Carya illinoinensis (nogueira-pecã, através de MOE e MOR em flexão estática. Para tanto, foram confeccionados corpos de prova no sentido radial e realizaram-se os ensaios de flexão estática em máquina universal de ensaios. Para determinação da idade de transição dos lenhos, os dados foram plotados no sentido radial, individualmente para cada árvore, e uma regressão foi utilizada para estimar a variação dos dados de forma geral e outra regressão linear foi utilizada na parte ascendente dos pontos. O limite da parte crescente dos pontos determinou a zona de transição entre os lenhos juvenil e adulto. De acordo com os resultados, foi observado que não houve diferença na idade de transição, para cada espécie, em relação à propriedade (MOE e MOR utilizada para delimitar a zona de transição. Obteve-se idade média de transição entre lenhos de 9,3 para a madeira de plátano, 11,8 para nogueira-pecã e 23,8 para açoita-cavalo.

  5. Instrucciones para autores y autoras

    OpenAIRE

    Casa de la Mujer, Revista

    2015-01-01

    Le recomendamos leer este documento a profundidad para queconozca las políticas y normas para postular a consideración su escrito.Estas instrucciones se organizan en tres apartados: I. Datos básicos,II. Políticas y III. Lineamientos para presentar el escrito; para la citacióny referenciación con APA se ofrece el documento titulado Guía dereferenciación y citación con APA.

  6. ParaChoice Model.

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Heimer, Brandon Walter [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States); Levinson, Rebecca Sobel [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States); West, Todd H. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-12-01

    Analysis with the ParaChoice model addresses three barriers from the VTO Multi-Year Program Plan: availability of alternative fuels and electric charging station infrastructure, availability of AFVs and electric drive vehicles, and consumer reluctance to purchase new technologies. In this fiscal year, we first examined the relationship between the availability of alternative fuels and station infrastructure. Specifically, we studied how electric vehicle charging infrastructure affects the ability of EVs to compete with vehicles that rely on mature, conventional petroleum-based fuels. Second, we studied how the availability of less costly AFVs promotes their representation in the LDV fleet. Third, we used ParaChoice trade