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  1. Bermuda.

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    1985-09-01

    Bermuda's population characteristics, history, government, political situation, economy, and foreign relations were briefly described. Bermuda, a parliamentary British colony, is situated on a group of island in the Atlantic Ocean, about 650 miles east of North Carolina. Bermuda was discovered by the Spaniards in 1503; however, it was the British who founded the 1st settlement on the islands in 1612. The current population size is 56,652, and the annual rate of growth is 0.3%. About 2/3 of the population is of African descent, and the remaining inhabitants are of British, American, Portuguese, or Caribbean descent. The literacy rate is 98%, and school enrollment is universal and compulsory for 12 years. The infant mortality rate is 7.1/1000 live births and life expectancy is 69 years for men and 76 years for women. Although Bermuda is a British colony, it was granted considerable internal autonomy in 1968. A governor, appointed by the British Crown, is in charge of external affairs, defense, and the country's internal security. Under the constitution, adopted in 1968, the internal affairs of the country are conducted by an elected bicameral legislative body and a premier who represents the majority party in the lower legislative house. The current premier is John W. D. Swan of the United Bermuda Party (UBP). The UBP is supported mainly by the white minority and by a few blacks. The Progressive Labor Party (PLP) is supported primarily by the black majority. The UBP has retained power since it was established in 1965, but at each election, its winning margin decreased. Although there is universal suffrage, only a small proportion of the public participates in elections. Despite the fact that the governor was assassinated in 1972 and there was civil unrest in 1977, the country is politically stable. This political stability is due in part to the government's efforts since the 1950s to promote racial equality, to the government's willingness to recognize labors' right

  2. Island Ecology in Bermuda.

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    Wulff, Barry L.; And Others

    1981-01-01

    Reports on an island ecology course offered by Eastern Connecticut State College providing opportunities for students to study the ecology and natural history of organisms found in a variety of subtropical habitats in Bermuda. Explains student selection criteria, trip preparation, evaluation criteria, daily programs, and habitats studied on the…

  3. Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

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    王雅骧

    2004-01-01

    The Bernmda Triangle is also called Devil's Triangle. It is an imaginary area in the Atlantic Ocean. It extends more than one-million square kilometers between the island of Bermuda, the coast of southern Florida

  4. Bermuda- roskakorin kannen hitsausjigin suunnittelu

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    Heino, Jaakko

    2014-01-01

    Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli suunnitella hitsausjigi, eli työkappaleiden hitsausta helpottava kiinnitysratkaisu. Työ on jaettu kahteen osa-alueeseen, joista ensimmäinen käsittelee yleisimpiä hitsausmenetelmiä, joista erityisesti työssä käytettävää TIG- hitsausmenetelmää. Työn toinen osa keskittyy jigin suunnitteluun. Jigi suunniteltiin Bermuda- roskakorin kannen reunojen hitsausta varten. Työn toimeksiantajana oli Leimec Oy, joka valmistaa Bermuda- roskakoreja. Jigin valmistus ja käyttö on t...

  5. Thaliacea of the Bermuda area

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    Soest, van R.W.M.

    1975-01-01

    A large number of samples of Salpidae, Doliolidae and Pyrosomatidae, collected by the U. S. Ocean Acre Project, are studied. A new record for the Bermuda area of Doliopsis rubescens (Vogt, 1817) is given. Dominant species are Iasis zonaria (Pallas, 1766), Salpa fusiformis Cuvier, 1804, and Salpa asp

  6. A Bermuda Triangle of Science

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    Winkelsas, John

    2006-01-01

    The Bermuda Triangle is famous for the unexplained disappearances of ships and aircraft, and for strange meteorological phenomena that allegedly have occurred within its boundaries. This article presents an activity wherein students are asked to create their own geographical triangles to research, but instead of focusing on the unexplainable,…

  7. A new view of Bermuda's mosses

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    O'Shea, Brian J.

    2009-01-01

    A recent paper (Olson, 2008) discussed the finding of Pireella cymbifolia (Sull.) Cardot in Bermuda, but also commented on the lack of research on the island. Fortunately further work on Bermuda bryophytes has continued over the years, and we now have a new moss list for the island.

  8. Bermuda kolmnurk uputab ajakirjandust / Tiina Kangro

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    Kangro, Tiina, 1961-

    2010-01-01

    Teadusajakirjanduses ilmuvate uudiste paikapidavusest ja nn. halvast ajakirjandusest. Autor analüüsib 2010. aasta augustis ilmunud uudist, milles teatati, et teadlased on lahendanud Bermuda kolmnurga saladuse, kuigi taoline artikkel oli ilmunud ka juba 2003. aastal

  9. A Semester of Geology in Bermuda.

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    Pestana, Harold R.

    1982-01-01

    Described is a nine-week undergraduate semester program (12 credit hours) conducted at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research which included three courses: introductory oceanography, sedimentology, and independent field study. Brief descriptions of sample student projects are included. (DC)

  10. Bermuda Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Bermuda Forecast Model Grids provides bathymetric data strictly for tsunami inundation modeling with the Method of Splitting Tsunami (MOST) model. MOST is a...

  11. Bermuda 3 arc-second Coastal Digital Elevation Model

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 3 arc-second Bermuda DEM will be used to support NOAA's tsunami forecast system and for tsunami inundation modeling. This DEM encompasses the islands of Bermuda...

  12. Bermuda 1 arc-second Coastal Digital Elevation Model

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1 arc-second Bermuda DEM will be used to support NOAA's tsunami forecast system and for tsunami inundation modeling. This DEM encompasses the islands of Bermuda...

  13. Bermuda Bio Optics Project. Chapter 14

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    Nelson, Norm

    2003-01-01

    The Bermuda BioOptics Project (BBOP) is a collaborative effort between the Institute for Computational Earth System Science (ICESS) at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR). This research program is designed to characterize light availability and utilization in the Sargasso Sea, and to provide an optical link by which biogeochemical observations may be used to evaluate bio-optical models for pigment concentration, primary production, and sinking particle fluxes from satellite-based ocean color sensors. The BBOP time-series was initiated in 1992, and is carried out in conjunction with the U.S. JGOFS Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research. The BATS program itself has been observing biogeochemical processes (primary productivity, particle flux and elemental cycles) in the mesotrophic waters of the Sargasso Sea since 1988. Closely affiliated with BBOP and BATS is a separate NASA-funded study of the spatial variability of biogeochemical processes in the Sargasso Sea using high-resolution AVHRR and SeaWiFS data collected at Bermuda (N. Nelson, P.I.). The collaboration between BATS and BBOP measurements has resulted in a unique data set that addresses not only the SIMBIOS goals but also the broader issues of important factors controlling the carbon cycle.

  14. Landward-advancing Quaternary eolianites of Bermuda

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    Rowe, Mark P.; Bristow, Charlie S.

    2015-12-01

    The landscape of Bermuda is dominated by Quaternary carbonate cemented dunes, or "eolianites", which form the islands' topography. Sections through the dunes are revealed in extensive natural and man-made rock faces, which expose the dune stratigraphy as well as the preserved morphology. An analysis of 3751 foreset measurements confirms the conclusion reached by earlier researchers that Bermuda's dunes advanced sub-perpendicularly to the coast in a landward direction away from source beaches. Dune orientation, being multi-directional, is not consistent with northeast net sand transportation predicted by a drift potential analysis of modern wind data. The putative predisposition of Bermuda's carbonate dunes to rapid cementation is supposed to have curtailed their landward advance such that younger dunes developed as static ridges at the seaward margin of their lithified predecessors. Geological mapping has revealed, however, that in many cases young dunes did advance inland onto interior terrain, overstepping older dune ridges. Molds of large trees, preserved within the dunes, and a sharp contact of steep slip-face dune foresets on palaeosols evoke the encroachment of landward-advancing precipitation ridges into a forested landscape. The internal structure of the dunes, featuring thick sets of slip-face foresets truncated by sub-horizontal planar bounding surfaces, uphold the ascendancy of sand transportation processes over those of sand retention and vertical accretion. Although meteoric cementation was responsible for the ultimate preservation of eolianite ridges which dominate Bermuda's landscape, it took effect too slowly to influence the behaviour of the carbonate dunes at the time of their emplacement.

  15. 'Boilers' along the southeast coast of Bermuda

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    2002-01-01

    Along the south shore of Bermuda, waves break continuously along algal/vermetid reefs (composed of algae and molluscs, not coral), forming 'boilers.' Boilers are named because the continuous breaking of waves makes it look as if the sea is boiling. This photograph taken from the International Space Station shows the eastern half of the main islands of Bermuda. Land use is about 6 percent cropland, 55 percent developed and 34 percent rural. Reflective white-colored areas are buildings and other developments surrounded by green areas of vegetation. St. David's Island is also home to the airport, with runways built out into Castle Harbour. Hurricane Erin passed northeast of Bermuda early on September 10 with 115 mile-per-hour winds (a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale), but causing very minimal damage. Astronauts aboard Space Station Alpha photographed the area on September 14, 2001. By then, the skies had cleared and Erin had become an extratropical low near Newfoundland. Image ISS003-E-5735, was provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.

  16. Naise võim Bermudas : kubjas kukutati / Allan Espenberg

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    Espenberg, Allan

    2003-01-01

    Suurbritanniale kuuluva Bermuda saare parlamendivalimised vallandasid sündmuste ahela, mis võivad muuta asumaa poliitikat. Ametist tagandati peaminister Jennifer Meredith Smith ja uueks peaministriks sai senine tööminister William Alexander Scott

  17. Local influences on the composition of precipitation on Bermuda

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    Galloway, James N.; Tokos, Joseph J.; Knap, Anthony H.; Keene, William C.

    2011-01-01

    The understanding of atmospheric biogeochemical cycles in marine areas depends heavily on the collection and analysis of precipitation samples. However, collection of marine precipitation is difficult due to constraints on sampling locations. For example, the island of Bermuda has been used to characterize the composition of precipitation over the western north Atlantic Ocean. However, Bermuda is a small, heavily populated island and the possibility exists that local processes can influence t...

  18. The failure of early Bermuda, 1612-1630

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    Goetz, Robert

    1989-01-01

    Bermuda, settled in l6l2, was the second successful English colony founded in the New World. The islands appeared to provide investors in England with an excellent opportunity to make a profit, but the colony failed to generate the anticipatcd profits because the investors failed to allow sufficient incentive for the colonists to produce high quality cash crops. Little research has been conducted on the early history of Bermuda, and the little that has been done has focused on ...

  19. 77 FR 27115 - Newport to Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI

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    2012-05-09

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 Newport to Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI AGENCY... Special Local Regulation for the biennial Newport to Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, from... Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the biennial Newport/Bermuda Regatta,...

  20. Development of BERMUDA: a radiation transport code system, 1

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    A radiation transport code system BERMUDA has been developed for one-, two- and three-dimensional geometries. The time-independent transport equation is numerically solved using a direct integration method in a multigroup model, to obtain spatial, angular and energy distributions of neutron, gamma rays or adjoint neutron flux. As to group constants, a library with an any structure of energy groups is capable to be produced from a data base JSSTDL, or by a processing code PROF-GROUCH-G/B, selecting objective nuclear data through a retrieval system EDFSRS. Validity of the present code system has been tested by analyzing the shielding benchmark experiments. The test has shown that accurate results are obtainable with this system especially in deep penetration calculation. Described are the devised calculation method and the results of validity tests. Input data specification, job control languages and output data are also described as a user's manual for the following four neutron transport codes: BERMUDA-1DN : sphere, slab(S20), BERMUDA-2DN : cylinder (S8), BERMUDA-2DN-S16 : cylinder (S16), and BERMUDA-3DN : rectangular parallelpiped (S8). (J.P.N.)

  1. The Bermuda Bio-Optics Program (BBOP). Chapter 16

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    Siegel, David A.

    2001-01-01

    The Bermuda Bio-Optics Project (BBOP) is a collaborative effort between the Institute for Computational Earth System Science (ICESS) at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR). This research program is designed to characterize light availability and utilization in the Sargasso Sea, and to provide an optical link by which biogeochemical observations may be used to evaluate bio-optical models for pigment concentration, primary production, and sinking particle fluxes from satellite-based ocean color sensors. The BBOP time-series was initiated in 1992, and is carried out in conjunction with the US JGOFS Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research. The BATS program itself has been observing biogeochemical processes (primary productivity, particle flux at and elemental cycles) in the mesotrophic waters of the Sargasso Sea since 1988. Closely affiliated with BBOP and BATS is a separate NASA-funded study of the spatial variability of biogeochemical processes in the Sargasso Sea using high-resolution Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) and Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) data collected at Bermuda. The collaboration between BATS and BBOP measurements has resulted in a unique data set that addresses not only the SIMBIOS goals but also the broader issues of important factors controlling the carbon cycle.

  2. Managing Adaptive Challenges: Learning with Principals in Bermuda and Florida

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    Drago-Severson, Eleanor; Maslin-Ostrowski, Patricia; Hoffman, Alexander M.; Barbaro, Justin

    2014-01-01

    We interviewed eight principals from Bermuda and Florida about how they identify and manage their most pressing challenges. Their challenges are composed of both adaptive and technical work, requiring leaders to learn to diagnose and manage them. Challenges focused on change and were traced to accountability contexts, yet accountability was not…

  3. Back to Bermuda: how is science best served?

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    Church, Deanna M.; Hillier, LaDeana W.

    2009-01-01

    The independent announcements of two bovine genome assemblies from the same data suggest it is time to revisit the spirit of the Bermuda and Fort Lauderdale agreements and determine the policies for data release and distribution that will best serve both the producers of the data and the users.

  4. Microbial Metal Tolerance in Bermuda Carbonate Sediments †

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    Hines, Mark E.; Jones, Galen E.

    1982-01-01

    The recovery of aerobic heterotrophic bacteria from Bermuda carbonate sediments on metal-supplemented media varied as much as 44-fold over a 15-cm depth. Distributional relationships with sulfate-reducing bacteria and sediment character indicated that metal tolerance was a function of metal bioavailability.

  5. Distribution, Hosts, and Morphological Characteristics of Tylenchulus palustris in Florida and Bermuda

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    Dow, Roberta L.; Inserra, R. N.; Esser, R. P.; Langdon, K. R.

    1990-01-01

    Studies on the geographical distribution and hosts of Tylenchulus palustris were conducted over a 3-year period in Florida and Bermuda. Tylenchulus palustris was found on Aster elliottii and Liquidambar styraciflua roots in swamps of northern and central Florida. It was detected also on Borrichia arborescens and B. frutescens roots in tidal marshes of northern Florida and coastal rocklands of southern Florida and Bermuda. Posterior bodies of T. palustris swollen females from Bermuda did not d...

  6. Degradation of Bermuda and Orchard Grass by Species of Ruminal Bacteria

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    Akin, Danny E.; Rigsby, Luanne L.

    1985-01-01

    Fiber degradation in Bermuda grass and orchard grass was evaluated gravimetrically and by scanning and transmission electron microscopy after incubation with pure cultures of rumen bacteria. Lachnospira multiparus D-32 was unable to degrade plant cell wall components. Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens 49 degraded 6 and 14.9% of the fiber components in Bermuda grass and orchard grass, respectively, and Ruminococcus albus 7 degraded 11.4% orchard grass fiber but none in Bermuda grass. Both B. fibrisolv...

  7. Natural gas hydrates and the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

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    Gruy, H.J.

    1998-03-01

    Natural gas hydrates occur on the ocean floor in such great volumes that they contain twice as much carbon as all known coal, oil and conventional natural gas deposits. Releases of this gas caused by sediment slides and other natural causes have resulted in huge slugs of gas saturated water with density too low to float a ship, and enough localized atmospheric contamination to choke air aspirated aircraft engines. The unexplained disappearances of ships and aircraft along with their crews and passengers in the Bermuda Triangle may be tied to the natural venting of gas hydrates. The paper describes what gas hydrates are, their formation and release, and their possible link to the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.

  8. Vitamin A intoxication from reef fish liver consumption in Bermuda.

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    Dewailly, E; Rouja, P; Schultz, E; Julien, P; Tucker, T

    2011-09-01

    We report three historical cases of severe vitamin A intoxication in anglers who had consumed reef fish liver caught in Bermuda. The subsequent analyses of 35 fish livers from seven different fish species revealed that very high concentrations of vitamin A exist in tropical fish liver, even in noncarnivorous fish species. Large variations in concentrations were observed between specimens and between species. The angling population and (especially) pregnant women should be advised of this potential health threat.

  9. 33 CFR 100.119 - Newport-Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Newport-Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI 100.119 Section 100.119 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT...-Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI (a) Regulated area. The regulated area includes all...

  10. Valuación de Swaptions Bermuda basada en el modelo LIBOR adaptado a vectores frontera

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    Igor P. Rivera; Enzo D'Antonio di Vito; Andrés Fundia

    2011-01-01

    This paper studies the computation of the price of a type of Bermuda Swaptions based on the Libor Model (LMM) interest rate vector Monte Carlo algorithm adapted to value American options, which are exercised at the boundary or exercise early. This approach has the advantage of being quickly to implement and get reasonable estimations of the value of Bermuda swaptions

  11. Bermuda Contribution to a North Atlantic Aerobiology Study

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    2003-01-01

    The primary aim of this project, a 6-month effort that commenced October 1 2002 (with no-cost extension until September 30 2003) was to collect a weekly time series of marine aerosol samples at Bermuda for the enumeration, culture and characterization of microbes, particularly those associated with soil dust and other aerosol particles originating from North Africa, North America, and Asia. Such airborne microbes may play important roles as pathogens, and also in the large-scale biogeochemical exchange between land, atmosphere and ocean.

  12. Anomalous MIS 7 sea level recorded on Bermuda

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    Rowe, Mark; Wainer, Karine; Bristow, Charlie; Thomas, Alex

    2014-01-01

    Three new U-series ages from coral fragments found in the Belmont Formation of Bermuda fall in a range of ∼198 ka to ∼196 ka. These late MIS 7 ages are consistent with those of ∼201 ka and ∼199 ka measured in a previous study. The disputed interpretation of the Belmont Formation as a unit that is allostratigraphically distinct from subsequent MIS 5e deposits, of the Rocky Bay Formation, is vindicated by a minimum age of 196 ± 3 ka for the total of 6 coral fragments it has yielded. Emergent ma...

  13. Ocean ambient sound south of Bermuda and Panama Canal traffic.

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    Širović, Ana; Hildebrand, John A; McDonald, Mark A

    2016-05-01

    Comparisons of current and historic ocean ambient noise levels are rare, especially in the North Atlantic. Recent (2013-2014) monthly patterns in ocean ambient sound south of Bermuda were compared to those recorded at the same location in 1966. Additionally, trends in ocean traffic, in particular, Panama Canal traffic, over this time were also investigated. One year of ocean ambient noise measurements were collected in 1966 using cabled, omnidirectional hydrophones at the U.S. Navy Tudor Hill Laboratory in Bermuda, and repeat measurements were collected at the same location from June 2013-May 2014 using a High-frequency Acoustic Recording Package. Average monthly pressure spectrum levels at 44 Hz increased 2.8 ± 0.8 dB from 1966 to 2013, indicating an average increase of 0.6 dB/decade. This low level of increase may be due to topographic shielding at this site, limiting it to only southern exposure, and the limit in the number of ship transits through the Panama Canal, which did not change substantially during this time. The impending expansion of the Canal, which will enable the transit of larger ships at twice the current rate, is likely to lead to a substantial increase in ocean ambient sound at this location in the near future.

  14. Ocean ambient sound south of Bermuda and Panama Canal traffic.

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    Širović, Ana; Hildebrand, John A; McDonald, Mark A

    2016-05-01

    Comparisons of current and historic ocean ambient noise levels are rare, especially in the North Atlantic. Recent (2013-2014) monthly patterns in ocean ambient sound south of Bermuda were compared to those recorded at the same location in 1966. Additionally, trends in ocean traffic, in particular, Panama Canal traffic, over this time were also investigated. One year of ocean ambient noise measurements were collected in 1966 using cabled, omnidirectional hydrophones at the U.S. Navy Tudor Hill Laboratory in Bermuda, and repeat measurements were collected at the same location from June 2013-May 2014 using a High-frequency Acoustic Recording Package. Average monthly pressure spectrum levels at 44 Hz increased 2.8 ± 0.8 dB from 1966 to 2013, indicating an average increase of 0.6 dB/decade. This low level of increase may be due to topographic shielding at this site, limiting it to only southern exposure, and the limit in the number of ship transits through the Panama Canal, which did not change substantially during this time. The impending expansion of the Canal, which will enable the transit of larger ships at twice the current rate, is likely to lead to a substantial increase in ocean ambient sound at this location in the near future. PMID:27250138

  15. Is chronic groin pain a Bermuda triangle of sports medicine?

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    Šebečić, Božidar; Japjec, Mladen; Janković, Saša; Vencel Čuljak; Dojčinović, Bojan; Starešinić, Mario

    2014-12-01

    Chronic groin pain is one the most complex conditions encountered in the field of sports medicine. Conservative treatment is long lasting and the result of treatment is often uncer- tain and symptom recurrences are common, which can be very frustrating for both the patient and the physician. The complex etiology and uncertainties during treatment of chronic groin pain is the reason why some authors call it the Bermuda Triangle of sports medicine. In our prospective, 7-year study, 114 athletes with chronic groin pain resistant to conservative therapy were treated surgically. In 109 athletes with sports hernia, we performed nerve neurolysis along with resection of the genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve and we also reinforced the posterior wall of inguinal canal using a modified Shouldice technique. In 26 athletes that had concomitant adductor tendinosis and in 5 athletes with isolated tendinosis we performed tenotomy. Eighty-one of 83 patients with isolated sports hernia returned to sports within a mean of 4.4 (range, 3-16) weeks. Thirty-one athletes with adductor tenotomy returned to sports activity within a mean of 11.8 (range, 10-15) weeks. If carefully diagnosed using detailed history taking, physical examination and correct imaging techniques, chronic groin pain can be treated very successfully and quickly, so it need not be a Bermuda Triangle of sports medicine. PMID:25868316

  16. Bermuda Deep Water Caves 2011: Dives of Discovery between 20110607 and 20110627

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — During the three week NOAA Ocean Exploration project, Bermuda Deep Water Caves 2011: Dives of Discovery, our four member deep team, aided by numerous assistants,...

  17. Bermuda-Put-Optionen nach Geske und Johnson: Konvergenzanalyse und Zusammenhang mit amerikanischen Put-Optionen

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    Boldin, Denis

    2013-01-01

    Der Idee von Geske und Johnson folgend wird der Preis einer amerikanischen Put-Option durch den Preis einer n-Bermuda-Put-Option approximiert. Die Problematik der Berechnung von der in der analytischen Bewertungsformeln von Geske und Johnson auftretenden multidimensionalen Normalverteilungsfunktionen wird hierbei durch die Early-Exercise-Prämie-Darstellung (EEP-Darstellung) für den Preis einer n-Bermuda- Put-Option umgangen. Es wird gezeigt, dass der Fehlerterm in der EEP-Darstellung von der ...

  18. Temperature microstructure on the Bermuda slope with application to the mean flow

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    Wunsch, Carl

    2011-01-01

    The oceanic conditions in the immediate vicinity of Bermuda have been studied with hydrographic data, parachute drogues, and moored current meters. The island was found to be a source of temperature and salinity microstructure with a marked azimuthal asymmetry. On one cruise, the area of most intense mixing was associated with a very strong jet across the north shore of Bermuda. The jet is depicted by the very marked deepening of the isotherms of the main thermocline as the island is approach...

  19. From instability to volatility: Bermuda's shift from tourism to international business dependency

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    De Shields, Shawn; Riley, Cordell W.

    2006-01-01

    Bermuda has relied on tourism as a primarily source of economic activity ever since the 1920s. At the close of 2003, the World Bank positioned this small country behind only Luxemburg and the United States as the third richest country in the world. However, by 1995 Britain's oldest colony experienced an economic dependency shift from tourism to international business. This article examines how this shift has impacted on the residents of Bermuda, economically and socially and points out the da...

  20. Using Molecular-Assisted Alpha Taxonomy to Better Understand Red Algal Biodiversity in Bermuda

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    Elisabeth N. Cianciola; Thea R. Popolizio; Craig W. Schneider; Lane, Christopher E.

    2010-01-01

    Molecular-assisted alpha taxonomy has recently become an effective practice in reassessing biodiversity and floristics for a variety of different organisms. This paper presents a series of examples that have been drawn from biodiversity work being carried out on the marine red algae of Bermuda. Molecular sequencing of DNA from Bermuda samples has already begun to greatly alter the makeup of the flora as it was known just decades ago, and will help set a new database for future comparison as c...

  1. Stratospheric versus pollution influences on ozone at Bermuda: Reconciling past analyses

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    Li, Qinbin; Jacob, Daniel James; Fairlie, T. Duncan; Liu, Hongyu; Martin, Randall; Yantosca, Robert M.

    2002-01-01

    Conflicting interpretations of the spring ozone maximum observed at Bermuda (32°N, 65°W) have fueled the debate on stratospheric influence versus tropospheric production as sources of tropospheric ozone. We use a global three-dimensional (3-D) model of tropospheric ozone-NOx-hydrocarbon chemistry driven by assimilated meteorological observations to reconcile these past interpretations. The model reproduces the observed seasonal cycle of surface ozone at Bermuda and captures the springtime day...

  2. Asthma and climatic conditions: experience from Bermuda, an isolated island community.

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    Carey, M. J.; Cordon, I

    1986-01-01

    A retrospective study of patients attending the emergency department with acute asthma was performed in Bermuda. Climatic data (barometric pressure, rainfall, humidity, and wind strength and direction) were obtained and compared with frequency of exacerbations of asthma. Three factors--namely, relative humidity, average daily temperature, and northeasterly winds--were found to be related to worsening asthma. Owing to Bermuda's lack of pollution and aeroallergens it was thought that these weat...

  3. Bermuda as an evolutionary life raft for an ancient lineage of endangered lizards.

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    Matthew C Brandley

    Full Text Available Oceanic islands are well known for harboring diverse species assemblages and are frequently the basis of research on adaptive radiation and neoendemism. However, a commonly overlooked role of some islands is their function in preserving ancient lineages that have become extinct everywhere else (paleoendemism. The island archipelago of Bermuda is home to a single species of extant terrestrial vertebrate, the endemic skink Plestiodon (formerly Eumeces longirostris. The presence of this species is surprising because Bermuda is an isolated, relatively young oceanic island approximately 1000 km from the eastern United States. Here, we apply Bayesian phylogenetic analyses using a relaxed molecular clock to demonstrate that the island of Bermuda, although no older than two million years, is home to the only extant representative of one of the earliest mainland North American Plestiodon lineages, which diverged from its closest living relatives 11.5 to 19.8 million years ago. This implies that, within a short geological time frame, mainland North American ancestors of P. longirostris colonized the recently emergent Bermuda and the entire lineage subsequently vanished from the mainland. Thus, our analyses reveal that Bermuda is an example of a "life raft" preserving millions of years of unique evolutionary history, now at the brink of extinction. Threats such as habitat destruction, littering, and non-native species have severely reduced the population size of this highly endangered lizard.

  4. The Bermuda BioOptics Project (BBOP) Years 9-11

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    Maritorena, S.; Siegel, D. A.; Nelson, Norm B.

    2004-01-01

    The Bermuda BioOptics Project (BBOP) is a collaborative effort between the Institute for Computational Earth System Science (ICESS) at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR). This research program is designed to characterize light availability and utilization in the Sargasso Sea, and to provide an optical link by which biogeochemical observations may be used to evaluate bio-optical models for pigment concentration, primary production, and sinking particle fluxes from satellite-based ocean color sensors. The BBOP time-series was initiated in 1992, and is carried out in conjunction with the U.S. JGOFS Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research. The BATS program itself has been observing biogeochemical processes (primary productivity, particle flux and elemental cycles) in the mesotrophic waters of the Sargasso Sea since 1988. Closely affiliated with BBOP and BATS is a separate NASA-funded study of the spatial variability of biogeochemical processes in the Sargasso Sea using high-resolution AVHRR and SeaWiFS data collected at Bermuda. The collaboration between BATS and BBOP measurements has resulted in a unique data set that addresses not only the SIMBIOS goals but also the broader issues of important factors controlling the carbon cycle.

  5. Magnetic Properties of Bermuda Rise Sediments Controlled by Glacial Cycles During the Late Pleistocene

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    Roud, S.

    2015-12-01

    Sediments from ODP site 1063 (Bermuda Rise, North Atlantic) contain a high-resolution record of geomagnetic field behavior during the Brunhes Chron. We present rock magnetic data of the upper 160 mcd (Bermuda rise sediments deposited during the late Pleistocene. Hematite concentration is interpreted to reflect primary terrigenous input that is likely derived from the Canadian Maritime Provinces. A close correlation between HIRM and magnetic foliation suggests that changes in sediment composition (terrigenous vs. marine biogenic) were accompanied by changes in the depositional processes at the site.

  6. Employer-Based Health Insurance and Seniors: The Case of Bermuda.

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    Chappell, Neena L.; Penning, Margaret J.

    1996-01-01

    Examines the importance of economic factors in physician and other health service utilization among older adults living in Bermuda. Using data from a national survey of 500 Bermudian elders, findings reveal economic factors to be unrelated to the use of physician services directly, but to be significant determinants of the use of other health…

  7. Far from Home: An Experimental Evaluation of the Mother-Child Home Program in Bermuda.

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    Scarr, Sandra; McCartney, Kathleen

    1988-01-01

    Effects of the Mother-Child Home Program (MCHP) were evaluated with a broad range of measures on cognition, social behavior, and emotion. Findings indicated that children in Bermuda scored above U.S. norms on cognitive tests and were functioning well in the preschool period. The MCHP had few demonstrable effects on any segment of the sample. (RH)

  8. Jelly Jam, the People Preserver. An Environmental Self-Teaching Activity Book. Bermuda Edition.

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    Friedman, Judi

    Designed for students in grades 2 through 4, this self-teaching, interdisciplinary reading and activity program approaches the environmental conditions, the state of natural resources, and the problems of pollution in Bermuda. A caring little animal named Jelly Jam is used to help children understand how air, water, and land pollution affect their…

  9. Vernon Bermuda Workshop: A Course in Sub-tropical Island Ecology

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    Werdell, P. Jeremy

    2012-01-01

    More than 30 years ago, educators in central Connecticut developed the Vernon Bermuda Workshop as a means of introducing middle- and high-school students to subtropical island ecology. Each year, after months of classroom preparation, approximately 20 top students spend one week at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (St. George's, Bermuda) studying the local flora and fauna in both the field and laboratory. The curriculum includes an additional array of activities, ranging from historical and ecological tours to spelunking, and culminates in a series of field-observation-related presentations. I am responsible for the meteorological and oceanographic components of the curriculum. In the field, my students collect time-series of biophysical variables over the course of a day, which they use to interpret diurnal patterns and interactions amongst the variables. I also add remote-sensing and phytoplankton biology components to the curriculum - in previous years, my students have studied time-series of Sea WIFS imagery collected at Bermuda during our trip. I have been an Instructor for this Workshop since 2003. The Workshop provides an outreach activity for GSFC Code 616.

  10. Situation Report--Bahamas, Bermuda, Bolivia, China, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hong Kong, Liberia, Mexico, Panama.

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    International Planned Parenthood Federation, London (England).

    Data relating to population and family planning in 11 foreign countries are presented in these situation reports. Countries included are Bahamas, Bermuda, Boliva, China, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hong Kong, Liberia, Mexico, and Panama. Information is provided under two topics, general background and family planning situation, where…

  11. The negative effects of cadmium on Bermuda grass growth might be offset by submergence.

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    Tan, Shuduan; Huang, Huang; Zhu, Mingyong; Zhang, Kerong; Xu, Huaqin; Wang, Zhi; Wu, Xiaoling; Zhang, Quanfa

    2013-10-01

    Revegetation in the water-level-fluctuation zone (WLFZ) could stabilize riverbanks, maintain local biodiversity, and improve reservoir water quality in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region (TGRR). However, submergence and cadmium (Cd) may seriously affect the survival of transplantations. Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) is a stoloniferous and rhizomatous prostrate weed displaying high growth rate. A previous study has demonstrated that Bermuda grass can tolerate deep submergence and Cd stress, respectively. In the present study, we further analyzed physiological responses of Bermuda grass induced by Cd-and-submergence stress. The ultimate goal was to explore the possibility of using Bermuda grass for revegetation in the WLFZ of China's TGRR and other riparian areas. The Cd-and-submergence-treated plants had higher malondialdehyde contents and peroxidase than control, and both increased with the Cd concentration increase. All treated plants catalase activity increased with the experimental duration increases, and their superoxide dismutase also gradually increased with the Cd concentration from 1 day to 15 days. Total biomass of the same Cd-and-submergence plants increased along the experimental duration as well. Plants exposed to Cd-and-submergence stress showed shoot elongation. The heights of all treated plants were taller than those of the control. Leaf chlorophyll contents, maximum leaf length, and soluble sugars contents of all the Cd-and-submergence-treated plants were more than those of the untreated control. Although Cd inhibits plants growth, decreases chlorophyll and biomass content, and with the submergence induced the leaf and shoot elongation, more part of the Cd-and-submergence stress plants appeared in the air, exhibited fast growth with maintenance of leaf color, which guaranteed the plants' photosynthesis, and ensured the total biomass and carbohydrate sustainability, further promoting Cd-and-submergence tolerance. The results imply that the negative

  12. VOLUNTARY INTAKE, DIGESTIBILITY AND NUTRITIVE VALUE OF COASTAL BERMUDA GRASS (CYNODON DACTYLON) EMPLOYED AS SOLE FEED FOR RABBITS

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    Deshmukh, S.V.; Pathak, N.N.; Randhe, S.R.; Deshmukh, S. S.

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    Abstract not available. Deshmukh, S.; Pathak, N.; Randhe, S.; Deshmukh, S. (1993). VOLUNTARY INTAKE, DIGESTIBILITY AND NUTRITIVE VALUE OF COASTAL BERMUDA GRASS (CYNODON DACTYLON) EMPLOYED AS SOLE FEED FOR RABBITS. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/10561.

  13. ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS OF SWITCHGRASS AND COASTAL BERMUDA GRASS PRETREATED USING DIFFERENT CHEMICAL METHODS

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    Jiele Xu

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available To investigate the effects of biomass feedstock and pretreatment method on the enzyme requirement during hydrolysis, swichgrass and coastal Bermuda grass pretreated using H2SO4, NaOH, and Ca(OH2 at the optimal conditions were subjected to enzymatic hydrolysis using two enzyme combinations: NS 50013 + NS 50010 and Cellic CTec + Cellic HTec. The enzyme loadings were optimized, and correlations between feedstock property, pretreatment strategy, and enzyme usage were evaluated. The results show that pretreatment methods resulting in greater lignin contents in the pretreated biomass were generally associated with higher enzyme requirements. More sugars could be recovered from alkaline-pretreated biomass during enzymatic hydrolysis due to the better carbohydrate preservation achieved at mild pretreatment temperatures. The cellulase enzyme, Cellic CTec, was more efficient in catalyzing the hydrolysis of coastal Bermuda grass, a feedstock more digestible than the pretreated swichgrass, following pretreatment with NaOH or Ca(OH2.

  14. Ecotoxicological assessment of diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) pond habitat, prey and eggs in Bermuda.

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    Outerbridge, Mark E; O'Riordan, Ruth; Fort, Douglas J; Davenport, John

    2016-01-15

    Total petroleum hydrocarbons, PAH and various trace metal residues were extracted and analyzed from fresh whole diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) eggs, whole brackish-water gastropods (terrapin prey) and benthic sediment from anchialine pond environments in Bermuda inhabited by terrapins. Gastropods and terrapin eggs showed higher concentrations of trace metals and organic contaminants than sediments. Conversely, PAHs were mostly found within the sediment and smaller amounts detected in gastropods and terrapin eggs. Results indicated that contaminants in prey were transferred to terrapin eggs, and that concentrations of several contaminants exceeded potentially toxic concentrations for aquatic vertebrates. Necropsy of unhatched eggs from nests that had yielded viable hatchlings showed significantly compromised embryonic development. Bermudian diamondback terrapins reside and feed in brackish wetland habitats characterized by widespread, multifactorial contamination. This study suggests that environmental contamination plays a role in the recorded low hatching success in terrapin eggs in Bermuda. PMID:26707979

  15. Bermuda; Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector

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    2008-01-01

    This paper presents an assessment of Financial Sector Supervision and Regulation for Bermuda. The Bermudian authorities have made impressive progress in developing and implementing a risk-focused approach to supervision across the range of their sectoral supervisory responsibilities. Full rollout of the risk-based regulatory system to all market segments is, however, required for achievement of comprehensive oversight of the market. To support the introduction of a formal risk-based superviso...

  16. Quantifying the relationship between atmospheric transport and the chemical composition of precipitation on Bermuda

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    Moody, Jennie L.; Galloway, James N.

    2011-01-01

    In an effort to investigate the influence of different atmospheric flow patterns on thecomposition of precipitation on the island of Bermuda, a cluster analysis of atmospherictrajectories was performed to identify periods of similar transport. The cluster analysistechnique represents a relatively objective alternative to the more subjective method ofclassifying trajectories according to compass sector. Data were stratified into two broadseasons, defined as a warm (April-September) and a cool ...

  17. High resolution isotope study of the latest deglaciation based on Bermuda Rise cores

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    Keigwin, LD; Corliss, BH; Druffel, ERM; Laine, EP

    1984-01-01

    A stable isotope and 14C investigation of carbonates from three late Quaternary cores with high rates of sedimentation from the northeastern Bermuda Rise has produced the highest resolution record of the glacial maximum to Holocene stable isotope change yet obtained from an open ocean location. The record includes a three-step "termination" and the first direct evidence of an early deglacial meltwater "spike" in the open sea. © 1984.

  18. Origin of Bermuda's clay-rich Quaternary paleosols and their paleoclimatic significance

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    Herwitz, S.R.; Muhs, D.R.; Prospero, J.M.; Mahan, S.; Vaughn, B.

    1996-01-01

    Red clayey paleosols that are chiefly the product of aerosolic dust deposition are interbedded in the Quaternary carbonate formations of the Bermuda oceanic island system. These paleosols provide a basis for reconstructing Quaternary atmospheric circulation patterns in the northwestern Atlantic. Geochemical analyses were performed on representative paleosol samples to identify their parent dust source. Fine-grained fractions were analyzed by energy-dispersive X ray fluorescence to determine trace element (Zr, Y, La, Ti, and Nb) concentrations and to derive geochemical signatures based on immobile element ratios. These ratios were compared with geochemical signatures determined for three possible sources of airborne dust: (1) Great Plains loess, (2) Mississippi River Valley loess, and (3) Saharan dust. The Zr/Y and Zr/La ratios provided the clearest distinction between the hypothesized dust sources. The low ratios in the paleosol B horizons most closely resemble Saharan dust in the Bermuda paleosols have a predominantly Saharan aerosolic dust signature. Saharan dust deposition on Bermuda during successive Quaternary glacial periods is consistent with patterns of general circulation models, which indicate that during glacial maxima the northeast summer trade winds were stronger than at present and reached latitudes higher than 30 ?? N despite lower-than-present sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic.

  19. 百慕大保险市场结构研究%Study on the Structure of Bermuda Insurance Market

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    刘璐; 王晓曦

    2015-01-01

    百慕大与美国以及欧洲保险市场并称为世界三大保险市场,在全球保险以及再保险市场具有举足轻重的地位。论文对百慕大保险市场现状和结构进行研究,首先回顾了百慕大保险市场的发展历程,而后阐述了百慕大保险市场监管和税收方面优势和特征以及这些优势对保险公司组建的积极影响,进而利用翔实地统计数据分析了百慕大保险市场的公司数量、公司类型和公司规模。对于百慕大保险市场在全球再保险市场中的地位和作用以及百慕大保险市场经营绩效和信用评级状况,论文也给予了详细论述。%Bermuda insurance market, US insurance market and the European insurance are the three most important insurance markets in the world. This article provides an economic review and statistical analysis of the Bermuda in-surance market. It begins with a brief history of the Bermuda market to set the stage for the subsequent discussions. The discussion then turns to the Bermuda regulatory and tax systems and their effects on company formation in Ber-muda. The advantages of Bermuda as an insurance domicile are then outlined. The statistical analysis provides an overview of the structure of the Bermuda market in terms of the number, type, and size of firms. The role of Ber-muda insurers in the global reinsurance market is discussed and analyzed. The article also analyzes the performance and the financial ratings of Bermuda ( re) insurance companies.

  20. A Tensile Strength of Bermuda Grass and Vetiver Grass in Terms of Root Reinforcement Ability Toward Soil Slope Stabilization

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    Noorasyikin, M. N.; Zainab, M.

    2016-07-01

    An examination on root characteristics and root properties has been implemented in this study. Two types of bioengineering were chose which are Vetiver grass and Bermuda grass as these grasses were widely applied for slope stabilization. The root samples were taken to the laboratory to investigate its classification, characteristics and strength. The root of both grasses was found grow with fibrous root matrix system. In terms of root anchorage, the root matrix system of Vetiver grass was exhibits more strengthen than the Bermuda grass. However, observation on root image from Scanning Electron Microscope test reveals that the root of Vetiver grass becomes non-porous as the moisture content reduced. Meanwhile, the root tensile strength of Bermuda grass was obtained acquired low value with higher percentage of moisture content, root morphology and bonding strength. The results indicated that the root tensile strength is mainly influence by percentage of moisture content and root morphology.

  1. Assessment of Cytotoxic Activity of Three Plants of Pigweed, Bermuda grass and Burdock via Artemia Salina Test

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    parisa sadighara; tahere aliesfahani; mahdie jafari; atousa ziaei; tahere farkhondeh

    2010-01-01

    Introduction: Pigweed is a weed which grows in the pastures of Iran. Local people use the plant leaves to cook traditional food. Bermuda grass with its rapid growth and distribution is regarded a real threat to prairies and it can lead to tremors syndrome in cattle and sheep. Burdock which also grows in many parts of Iran is used as a medicinal herb. In this study, the cytotoxicity potential of the three plants was assessed via Artemia Salina test. Methods: Pigweed, Bermuda grass and burdock ...

  2. Cloning and functional identification of stress-resistant BeDREB genes from Bermuda grass

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    XIE Yongli; WANG Zizhang; LIU Qiang; ZHANG Shuping

    2006-01-01

    Dehydration-responsive element-binding (DREB)proteins,specifically binding to the dehydration-responsive element (DRE),have been identified as a group of important transcription activators of plants which regulate the expression of genes in response to drought,high-salt and low- temperature stresses.Two DREB-like genes from Bermuda grass that are induced by low-temperature or high-salt stresses were cloned using RT-PCR and RACE methods,and were named BeDREB1 and BeDREB2,respectively (GenBank accession No:AY462117 and AY462118).They contained an ORF of 753 bp encoding 251 amino acids,showing the typical characteristics of the DREB gene family.Interestingly,these two genes isolated from Bermuda grass induced either by low-temperature stress or high-salt stress shared 97.8% homology.Furthermore,it was demonstrated that both BeDREB1 and BeDREB2 could bind to the wild-type DRE element to activate the transcription of the reporter gene HIS3,driven by a promoter carrying DRE cis-element in yeast strain 4721,in the presence of 3-AT.RT-PCR showed that BeDREB1 and BeDREB2 genes could be greatly induced by low-temperature and high-salt stresses,respectively.Their expressions were changed following the inducible time.In conclusion,all results indicate that BeDREB1 and BeDREB2 genes isolated from treated Bermuda grass are new members'of the DREB transcription activator family,which may play very important roles in signal transduction related to stresses.

  3. Effects of wet deposition on optical properties of the atmosphere over Bermuda and Barbados

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    Todd, Deborah L.; Keene, William C.; Moody, Jennie L.; Maring, Hal; Galloway, James N.

    2003-02-01

    Substantial spatial and temporal variabilities in chemical and physical properties of aerosols complicate attempts to model associated influences on global climate. Although wet deposition is the major mechanism by which most aerosols are removed from the atmosphere, direct effects of precipitation on radiative properties of the atmosphere are not well understood. To address this issue, attenuation coefficients for total insoluble constituents (ACt) and for nonvolatile (at 500°C) insoluble constituents (ACnv; primarily crustal dust) of precipitation at Bermuda and Barbados were measured at six wavelengths between 414 and 859 nm. Coefficients for volatile (at 500°C) insoluble constituents (ACv; primarily carbonaceous species) were calculated by difference. Between April and September, ACt at Bermuda was dominated by mineral constituents transported from North Africa, whereas carbonaceous species from North America were relatively low and exhibited no systematic seasonal variability. ACt and ACnv at Barbados were dominated by mineral dust, especially between April and September. Relative to ACv, ACnv decreased more rapidly with increasing wavelength. The wavelength dependencies of ACs for volatile and nonvolatile constituents at Bermuda were statistically indistinguishable from those at Barbados. The optical and chemical characteristics of precipitation were compared with scattering and absorption by ambient aerosols in associated air parcels to evaluate the influence of scavenging on the radiative properties of air. Although discernible relationships were evident, the small number of cases limited their applicability as reliable empirical predictors. However, these data do provide useful constraints for validating models of aerosol scavenging and wet removal on the optical properties of the troposphere.

  4. The Bermuda Triangle mysteries: an explanation based on the diffraction of heat waves

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    Njau, E.C. [Dar es Salaam Univ. (Tanzania, United Republic of). Dept. of Physics

    1995-12-31

    Studies based on actual meteorological records [E.C. Njau, Nuovo Cimento 15C, 17-23 (1992)] as well as analytical methods [E.C. Njau, Proc. Ind. Natn. Sci. Acad., 61A (4) (1995); Renewable Energy 4, 261-263 (1994)] have established the continuous existence of a series of large-scale, Eastward-moving heat waves along the Earth`s surface, whose individual crests and troughs are stretched approximately along the geographical North-South direction. In moving across the American continent, these waves encounter a line of physical barriers formed by the lofty Rocky and Andes ranges of mountains, which is continuous except for a significant gap or opening between Colombia and Mexico. This line of physical barriers consistently maintains a maximum height of 3000-4000 m between latitudes 40{sup o}S and 55{sup o}N except for a significant opening or slit located between Mexico and Colombia where the maximum height hardly exceeds 600 m. The Eastward-moving heat waves are thus incident obliquely on an approximately single-slit barrier when crossing the American continent and those parts of the waves which filter through this single slit essentially form some kind of single-slit diffraction (heat) patterns in, around and past the Bermuda Triangle. These diffraction heat patterns give rise to corresponding weather and ocean patterns which, to a large extent, account for the mysteries already noted in the Bermuda region. (Author)

  5. Assemblages of hydroids (Cnidaria) from three seamounts near Bermuda in the western North Atlantic

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    Calder, Dale R.

    2000-06-01

    Three seamounts flanking the oceanic island of Bermuda were sampled for hydroids. Collecting was undertaken by submersible (SDL-1) and by dredge at depths between 48 and 107 m on the summits of Argus and Challenger banks. A shallower collection (rhodoliths, limestone reefs, and areas of calcareous sand. Hydroids were ubiquitous, but quite sparse, on firm substrata. None was collected on sandy bottoms. Of 45 species identified from the two oceanic banks, over half (25) were found on both. On Bowditch Seamount, samples were obtained at depths between 1285 and 1381 m by dredge and grab. Of four species found, only one ( Filellum serratum) occurred in shallower collections from Argus and Challenger banks. Most species (43 of 48) from the three seamounts have been reported elsewhere in the Western Atlantic Tropical region, and many (38 of 48) are known from Bermuda. No endemics were discovered, and no relicts or exotics were recognized. Gonophores in >70% of the species are fixed sporosacs instead of free medusae. This conforms with a hypothesis that invertebrates of oceanic islands and seamounts tend to have short-lived pelagic larval stages, ensuring the greatest retention and conservation of propagules.

  6. Population Structure of Montastraea cavernosa on Shallow versus Mesophotic Reefs in Bermuda.

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    Goodbody-Gringley, Gretchen; Marchini, Chiara; Chequer, Alex D; Goffredo, Stefano

    2015-01-01

    Mesophotic coral reef ecosystems remain largely unexplored with only limited information available on taxonomic composition, abundance and distribution. Yet, mesophotic reefs may serve as potential refugia for shallow-water species and thus understanding biodiversity, ecology and connectivity of deep reef communities is integral for resource management and conservation. The Caribbean coral, Montastraea cavernosa, is considered a depth generalist and is commonly found at mesophotic depths. We surveyed abundance and size-frequency of M. cavernosa populations at six shallow (10m) and six upper mesophotic (45m) sites in Bermuda and found population structure was depth dependent. The mean surface area of colonies at mesophotic sites was significantly smaller than at shallow sites, suggesting that growth rates and maximum colony surface area are limited on mesophotic reefs. Colony density was significantly higher at mesophotic sites, however, resulting in equal contributions to overall percent cover. Size-frequency distributions between shallow and mesophotic sites were also significantly different with populations at mesophotic reefs skewed towards smaller individuals. Overall, the results of this study provide valuable baseline data on population structure, which indicate that the mesophotic reefs of Bermuda support an established population of M. cavernosa. PMID:26544963

  7. Sea-level records at ~80 ka from tectonically stable platforms: Florida and Bermuda

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    Ludwig, K. R.; Muhs, D.R.; Simmons, K.R.; Halley, R.B.; Shinn, E.A.

    1996-01-01

    Studies from technically active coasts on New Guinea and Barbados have suggested that sea level at ???80 ka was significantly lower than present, whereas data from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America indicate an ???80 ka sea level close to that of the present. We determined ages of corals from a shallow submerged reef off the Florida Keys and an emergent marine deposit on Bermuda. Both localities are on tectonically stable platforms distant from plate boundaries. Uranium-series ages show that corals at both localities grew during the ???80 ka sea-level highstand, and geologic data show that sea level at that time was no lower than 7-9 m below present (Florida) and may have been 1-2 m above present (Bermuda). The ice-volume discrepancy of the 80 ka sea-level estimates is greater than the volume of the Greenland or West Antarctic ice sheets. Comparison of our ages with high-latitude insolation values indicates that the sea-level stand near the present at ???80 ka could have been orbitally forced.

  8. Population Structure of Montastraea cavernosa on Shallow versus Mesophotic Reefs in Bermuda.

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    Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley

    Full Text Available Mesophotic coral reef ecosystems remain largely unexplored with only limited information available on taxonomic composition, abundance and distribution. Yet, mesophotic reefs may serve as potential refugia for shallow-water species and thus understanding biodiversity, ecology and connectivity of deep reef communities is integral for resource management and conservation. The Caribbean coral, Montastraea cavernosa, is considered a depth generalist and is commonly found at mesophotic depths. We surveyed abundance and size-frequency of M. cavernosa populations at six shallow (10m and six upper mesophotic (45m sites in Bermuda and found population structure was depth dependent. The mean surface area of colonies at mesophotic sites was significantly smaller than at shallow sites, suggesting that growth rates and maximum colony surface area are limited on mesophotic reefs. Colony density was significantly higher at mesophotic sites, however, resulting in equal contributions to overall percent cover. Size-frequency distributions between shallow and mesophotic sites were also significantly different with populations at mesophotic reefs skewed towards smaller individuals. Overall, the results of this study provide valuable baseline data on population structure, which indicate that the mesophotic reefs of Bermuda support an established population of M. cavernosa.

  9. Function-Based Intervention for an Adolescent with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Bermuda: Moving across Culture

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    Turton, Amina M.; Umbreit, John; Liaupsin, Carl J.; Bartley, Judith

    2007-01-01

    Saida, a 16-year-old girl in Bermuda, attended a special alternative high school program for students with serious behavior problems. She had been receiving special education for her behavioral problems since the age of 5. Saida regularly used profanity in response to teacher directives, particularly in social studies class. A functional…

  10. The cyclopoid copepod Pseudomyicola spinosus (Raffaele & Monticelli) from marine pelecypods, chiefly in Bermuda and the West Indies

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    Humes, Arthur G.

    1968-01-01

    The myicolid copepod Pseudomyicola spinosus is reported from 22 new hosts (pelecypods) in Bermuda and the West Indies, from 1 new host (a pelecypod) in Madagascar, and from an ascidian (Pyuridae) in Curaçao (probably an accidental association). P. spinosus is redescribed, based on specimens from Iso

  11. Milk production in Angus, Brahman, and reciprocal-cross cows grazing common bermuda grass or endophyte-infected tall fescue.

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    Brown, M A; Brown, A H; Jackson, W G; Miesner, J R

    1996-09-01

    Milk yield and quality were measured on 139 Angus, Brahman, and reciprocal-cross cows grazing common bermuda grass or endophyte-infected tall fescue for 4 yr to evaluate interactions of direct and maternal breed effects and heterosis for these traits with forage environment. Milk yield was estimated by method of milking machine, and milk fat, protein, and somatic cell counts were evaluated in a commercial dairy laboratory. Monthly estimates were made beginning on an average d 61 of lactation and continued monthly for six estimates in 3 yr and five estimates in 1 yr. Data were averaged over month within year, and the model included sire breed, sire in sire breed, dam breed, forage, and age averages. Somatic cell counts were transformed using natural logarithms prior to analyses. Forage effects for milk yield were dissimilar among sire breed x dam breed subclasses (P Angus on bermuda grass (P Brahman. Milk fat was reduced on tall fescue compared to bermuda grass by an average of .6% (P Brahman. Heterosis and maternal breed effects for milk fat were not important. There was little evidence of direct and maternal breed effects or heterosis for milk protein or somatic cell counts. These data suggest that heterosis for milk yield is larger on common bermuda grass than on tall fescue and that grazing endophyte-infected tall fescue is detrimental to milk fat. PMID:8880406

  12. Depth, temperature, oxygen and salinity profile data from repetitive occupation of a hydrographic station off St. George's, Bermuda from 1954 through 1984 (NODC Accession 0000650)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — CTD, bottle, and other data were collected from the PANULIRUS and other platforms from repetitive occupations of a hydrographic station off St. George's, Bermuda....

  13. Depleted Uranium Toxicity, Accumulation, and Uptake in Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda) and Aristida purpurea (Purple Threeawn).

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    Butler, Afrachanna D; Wynter, Michelle; Medina, Victor F; Bednar, Anthony J

    2016-06-01

    Yuma Proving Grounds (YPG) in western Arizona is a testing range where Depleted uranium (DU) penetrators have been historically fired. A portion of the fired DU penetrators are being managed under controlled conditions by leaving them in place. The widespread use of DU in armor-penetrating weapons has raised environmental and human health concerns. The present study is focused on the onsite management approach and on the potential interactions with plants local to YPG. A 30 day study was conducted to assess the toxicity of DU corrosion products (e.g., schoepite and meta-schoepite) in two grass species that are native to YPG, Bermuda (Cynodon dactylon) and Purple Threeawn (Aristida purpurea). In addition, the ability for plants to uptake DU was studied. The results of this study show a much lower threshold for biomass toxicity and higher plant concentrations, particularly in the roots than shoots, compared to previous studies. PMID:27016940

  14. Temporal patterns and behavioral characteristics of aggregation formation and spawning in the Bermuda chub ( Kyphosus sectatrix)

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    Nemeth, Richard S.; Kadison, Elizabeth

    2013-12-01

    Reef fish spawning aggregations are important life history events that occur at specific times and locations and represent the primary mode of reproduction for many species. This paper provides detailed descriptions of aggregation formation and mass spawning of the Bermuda chub ( Kyphosus sectatrix). Spawning coloration and gamete release of K. sectatrix were observed and filmed at the Grammanik Bank, a deep spawning aggregation site used by many different species located on the southern edge of the Puerto Rican shelf 10 km south of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Underwater visual surveys using technical Nitrox and closed circuit re-breathers were conducted from December 2002 to March 2013 and documented spatial and temporal patterns of movement and aggregation formation along 1.5 km of mesophotic reef. The largest aggregations of K. sectatrix (>200 fish) were observed on the Grammanik Bank January to March from 0 to 11 d after the full moon with peak abundance from 60 to 80 d after the winter solstice across all survey years. Aggregation formation of K. sectatrix coincided with the spawning season of Nassau ( Epinephelus striatus) and yellowfin ( Mycteroperca venenosa) groupers. These spatial and temporal patterns of aggregation formation and spawning suggest that K. sectatrix, an herbivore, may also be a transient aggregating species. On several occasions, chubs were observed both pair spawning and mass spawning. Color patterns and behaviors associated with aggregation and spawning are described and compared to spawning characteristics observed in other species, many of which are similar but others that appear unique to K. sectatrix. This represents the first report of a kyphosid species aggregating to spawn and illuminates a portion of the poorly understood life history of the Bermuda chub.

  15. Effect of two phyto hormone producer rhizobacteria on the bermuda grass growth response and tolerance to phenanthrene

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    Guerrero-Zuniga, A.; Rojas-Contreras, A.; Rodriguez-Dorantes, A.; Montes-Villafan, S.

    2009-07-01

    Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are free-living bacteria that have the ability to relieve environmental stress in plants, increasing the plant growth potential. Of importance to phytoremediation, PGPR stimulate plant root development and enhance root growth.This study evaluated the growth response and the tolerance to phenanthrene of Bermuda grass: Cynodon dactylon inoculated with two phytohormone producer rhizobacteria: strains II and III, isolated from a contaminated soil with petroleum hydrocarbons. (Author)

  16. Elemental patterns in red hind (Epinephelus guttatus) otoliths from Bermuda and Puerto Rico reflect growth rate, not temperature

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    Sadovy, Y; Severin, KP

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    Sodium, sulfur, calcium, and strontium concentrations were measured (with an electron microprobe across sectioned wild red hind (Epinephelus guttatus) otoliths from Puerto Rico and Bermuda. A single inverse relationship between strontium/calcium (Sr/Ca) ratios and log body growth rate describes the data from both localities. Patterns in Sr/Ca ratios have been used to infer temperature histories of individual fish; our data indicate that there is not a single Sr/Ca-temperature relationship cap...

  17. Assessment of Cytotoxic Activity of Three Plants of Pigweed, Bermuda grass and Burdock via Artemia Salina Test

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    parisa sadighara

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Pigweed is a weed which grows in the pastures of Iran. Local people use the plant leaves to cook traditional food. Bermuda grass with its rapid growth and distribution is regarded a real threat to prairies and it can lead to tremors syndrome in cattle and sheep. Burdock which also grows in many parts of Iran is used as a medicinal herb. In this study, the cytotoxicity potential of the three plants was assessed via Artemia Salina test. Methods: Pigweed, Bermuda grass and burdock were collected from Ghaemshahr in the North of Iran. The leaves were dried and the essence of the three plants was extracted. The larvaes were hatched from cysts of Artemia salina at 26˚C in filtered seawater. The plant extracts with different concentration (10,100 and 1000ppm were added to the solution larvaes. Results: The LC50 values (the concentration which needed to die half the larvaes were measured for pigweed, Bermuda grass and burdock at 1640, 990, and 840 ppm, respectively. Conclusion: The results indicate that compared to the two other species, there is more priority for burdock to be studied in further studies for identification and assessment of toxicity

  18. Bermuda grass sod production as related to nitrogen rates Produção de tapetes de grama bermuda em função de doses de nitrogênio

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    Claudinei Paulo de Lima

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Of all nutrients, N has the strongest effect on grass growth and an adequate N fertilization can reduce the time required for the formation of high-quality mats. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of N fertilization on Bermuda grass sod production and quality. The experiment was conducted in an area of commercial sod production, in Capela do Alto, state of São Paulo. Cynodon dactylon (Pers L., known as Bermuda grass, was evaluated in a randomized complete block design with five treatments and four replications. Treatments consisted of five N rates: 0, 150, 300, 450 and 600 kg ha-1. Increasing N applications to Bermuda grass increased the soil cover rate, reducing the time required for mat formation. The accumulation of rhizome + root + stolon dry matter was highest at a rate of 354 kg ha-1 N and the mat resistance to breakage at a rate of 365 kg ha-1 N. Nitrogen rates between 354 and 365 kg ha-1 increased mat resistance and consequently the suitability for postharvest handling, tending to improve the efficiency in the area.O N é o nutriente que proporciona as maiores respostas no crescimento das gramas, e a adubação nitrogenada adequada pode proporcionar a formação do tapete com boa qualidade em menor tempo. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar a influência da adubação nitrogenada na produção e qualidade de tapetes de grama-bermuda. O experimento foi instalado e conduzido em área de produção comercial de grama, localizada na cidade de Capela do Alto, SP. A grama utilizada foi a Cynodon dactylon (Pers L., conhecida como grama-bermuda. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados, com cinco tratamentos e quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por cinco doses de N: 0, 150, 300, 450 e 600 kg ha-1. O aumento das doses de N aumentou a taxa de cobertura do solo pela gramabermuda, reduzindo o tempo para formação do tapete. O máximo acúmulo de matéria seca de rizomas + estolões + ra

  19. Feedbacks and responses of coral calcification on the Bermuda reef system to seasonal changes in biological processes and ocean acidification

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    N. R. Bates

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Despite the potential impact of ocean acidification on ecosystems such as coral reefs, surprisingly, there is very limited field data on the relationships between calcification and seawater carbonate chemistry. In this study, contemporaneous in situ datasets of seawater carbonate chemistry and calcification rates from the high-latitude coral reef of Bermuda over annual timescales provide a framework for investigating the present and future potential impact of rising carbon dioxide (CO2 levels and ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems in their natural environment. A strong correlation was found between the in situ rates of calcification for the major framework building coral species Diploria labyrinthiformis and the seasonal variability of [CO32-] and aragonite saturation state Ωaragonite, rather than other environmental factors such as light and temperature. These field observations provide sufficient data to hypothesize that there is a seasonal "Carbonate Chemistry Coral Reef Ecosystem Feedback" (CREF hypothesis between the primary components of the reef ecosystem (i.e., scleractinian hard corals and macroalgae and seawater carbonate chemistry. In early summer, strong net autotrophy from benthic components of the reef system enhance [CO32-] and Ωaragonite conditions, and rates of coral calcification due to the photosynthetic uptake of CO2. In late summer, rates of coral calcification are suppressed by release of CO2 from reef metabolism during a period of strong net heterotrophy. It is likely that this seasonal CREF mechanism is present in other tropical reefs although attenuated compared to high-latitude reefs such as Bermuda. Due to lower annual mean surface seawater [CO32-] and Ωaragonite in Bermuda compared to tropical regions, we anticipate that Bermuda corals will experience seasonal periods

  20. Effects of ethylene on photosystem II and antioxidant enzyme activity in Bermuda grass under low temperature.

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    Hu, Zhengrong; Fan, Jibiao; Chen, Ke; Amombo, Erick; Chen, Liang; Fu, Jinmin

    2016-04-01

    The phytohormone ethylene has been reported to mediate plant response to cold stress. However, it is still debated whether the effect of ethylene on plant response to cold stress is negative or positive. The objective of the present study was to explore the role of ethylene in the cold resistance of Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon (L).Pers.). Under control (warm) condition, there was no obvious effect of the ethylene precursor 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) or the antagonist Ag(+) of ethylene signaling on electrolyte leakage (EL) and malondialdehyde (MDA) content. Under cold stress conditions, ACC-treated plant leaves had a greater level of EL and MDA than the untreated leaves. However, the EL and MDA values were lower in the Ag(+) regime versus the untreated. In addition, after 3 days of cold treatment, ACC remarkably reduced the content of soluble protein and also altered antioxidant enzyme activity. Under control (warm) condition, there was no significant effect of ACC on the performance of photosystem II (PS II) as monitored by chlorophyll α fluorescence transients. However, under cold stress, ACC inhibited the performance of PS II. Under cold condition, ACC remarkably reduced the performance index for energy conservation from excitation to the reduction of intersystem electron acceptors (PI(ABS)), the maximum quantum yield of primary photochemistry (φP0), the quantum yield of electron transport flux from Q(A) to Q(B) (φE0), and the efficiency/probability of electron transport (ΨE0). Simultaneously, ACC increased the values of specific energy fluxes for absorption (ABS/RC) and dissipation (DI0/RC) after 3 days of cold treatment. Additionally, under cold condition, exogenous ACC altered the expressions of several related genes implicated in the induction of cold tolerance (LEA, SOD, POD-1 and CBF1, EIN3-1, and EIN3-2). The present study thus suggests that ethylene affects the cold tolerance of Bermuda grass by impacting the antioxidant system

  1. Parrotfish sex ratios recover rapidly in Bermuda following a fishing ban

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    O'Farrell, Shay; Luckhurst, Brian E.; Box, Stephen J.; Mumby, Peter J.

    2016-06-01

    Parrotfishes are an ecologically and commercially important teleost group whose grazing contributes to maintaining coral-dominated states on hermatypic reefs. However, overfishing has skewed sex ratios of Atlantic parrotfishes because fishing has disproportionate impacts on larger individuals, and males are generally larger than females. Whether protection from fishing may allow sex ratios to return to equilibrium is unknown, as fishing can induce irreversible ecological and/or evolutionary shifts. Bermuda banned trap fishing in 1990, creating a unique opportunity to analyse long-term responses of Atlantic parrotfishes to release from fishing. We found that sex ratios of four common parrotfishes were initially skewed, with male proportions ranging from 0.04 to 0.18. However, male proportions rebounded within 3-4 yr, equilibrating at values ranging from 0.36 to 0.54, similar to those reported at unfished sites in the region. Our results are encouraging for regional efforts to recover lost grazing function by restoring overfished herbivore populations.

  2. Environmental assessment of metal exposure to corals living in Castle Harbour, Bermuda

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    Prouty, N.G.; Goodkin, N.F.; Jones, R.; Lamborg, C.H.; Storlazzi, C.D.; Hughen, K.A.

    2013-01-01

    Environmental contamination in Castle Harbour, Bermuda, has been linked to the dissolution and leaching of contaminants from the adjacent marine landfill. This study expands the evidence for environmental impact of leachate from the landfill by quantitatively demonstrating elevated metal uptake over the last 30 years in corals growing in Castle Harbour. Coral Pb/Ca, Zn/Ca and Mn/Ca ratios and total Hg concentrations are elevated relative to an adjacent control site in John Smith's Bay. The temporal variability in the Castle Harbour coral records suggests that while the landfill has increased in size over the last 35 years, the dominant input of metals is through periodic leaching of contaminants from the municipal landfill and surrounding sediment. Elevated contaminants in the surrounding sediment suggest that resuspension is an important transport medium for transferring heavy metals to corals. Increased winds, particularly during the 1990s, were accompanied by higher coral metal composition at Castle Harbour. Coupled with wind-induced resuspension, interannual changes in sea level within the Harbour can lead to increased bioavailability of sediment-bound metals and subsequent coral metal assimilation. At John Smith's Bay, large scale convective mixing may be driving interannual metal variability in the coral record rather than impacts from land-based activities. Results from this study provide important insights into the coupling of natural variability and anthropogenic input of contaminants to the nearshore environment.

  3. Low-frequency storminess signal at Bermuda linked to cooling events in the North Atlantic region

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    Hengstum, Peter J.; Donnelly, Jeffrey P.; Kingston, Andrew W.; Williams, Bruce E.; Scott, David B.; Reinhardt, Eduard G.; Little, Shawna N.; Patterson, William P.

    2015-02-01

    North Atlantic climate archives provide evidence for increased storm activity during the Little Ice Age (150 to 600 calibrated years (cal years) B.P.) and centered at 1700 and 3000 cal years B.P., typically in centennial-scale sedimentary records. Meteorological (tropical versus extratropical storms) and climate forcings of this signal remain poorly understood, although variability in the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) or Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) are frequently hypothesized to be involved. Here we present records of late Holocene storminess and coastal temperature change from a Bermudian submarine cave that is hydrographically circulated with the coastal ocean. Thermal variability in the cave is documented by stable oxygen isotope values of cave benthic foraminifera, which document a close linkage between regional temperature change and NAO phasing during the late Holocene. However, erosion of terrestrial sediment into the submarine cave provides a "storminess signal" that correlates with higher-latitude storminess archives and broader North Atlantic cooling events. Understanding the driver of this storminess signal will require higher-resolution storm records to disentangle the contribution of tropical versus extratropical cyclones and a better understanding of cyclone activity during hemispheric cooling periods. Most importantly, however, the signal in Bermuda appears more closely correlated with proxy-based evidence for subtle AMOC reductions than NAO phasing.

  4. Marine bacterioplankton community turnover within seasonally hypoxic waters of a subtropical sound: Devil's Hole, Bermuda.

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    Parsons, Rachel J; Nelson, Craig E; Carlson, Craig A; Denman, Carmen C; Andersson, Andreas J; Kledzik, Andrew L; Vergin, Kevin L; McNally, Sean P; Treusch, Alexander H; Giovannoni, Stephen J

    2015-10-01

    Understanding bacterioplankton community dynamics in coastal hypoxic environments is relevant to global biogeochemistry because coastal hypoxia is increasing worldwide. The temporal dynamics of bacterioplankton communities were analysed throughout the illuminated water column of Devil's Hole, Bermuda during the 6-week annual transition from a strongly stratified water column with suboxic and high-pCO2 bottom waters to a fully mixed and ventilated state during 2008. A suite of culture-independent methods provided a quantitative spatiotemporal characterization of bacterioplankton community changes, including both direct counts and rRNA gene sequencing. During stratification, the surface waters were dominated by the SAR11 clade of Alphaproteobacteria and the cyanobacterium Synechococcus. In the suboxic bottom waters, cells from the order Chlorobiales prevailed, with gene sequences indicating members of the genera Chlorobium and Prosthecochloris--anoxygenic photoautotrophs that utilize sulfide as a source of electrons for photosynthesis. Transitional zones of hypoxia also exhibited elevated levels of methane- and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria relative to the overlying waters. The abundance of both Thaumarcheota and Euryarcheota were elevated in the suboxic bottom waters (> 10(9) cells l(-1)). Following convective mixing, the entire water column returned to a community typical of oxygenated waters, with Euryarcheota only averaging 5% of cells, and Chlorobiales and Thaumarcheota absent. PMID:24589037

  5. Forage yield in pastures with bermuda grass mixed with different legumes

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    Amanda Nunes Assis dos Anjos

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Three grazing systems with Coastcross-1 bermuda grass (CC + 100 kg N ha-1 year-1 + common vetch; CC + 100 kg N ha-1 year-1 + arrowleaf clover; and CC + 200 kg N ha-1 year-1 were evaluated. Thirteen grazing cycles were performed during the experimental period (313 days, with two, five, four and two cycles respectively in winter, spring, summer and fall. Lactating Holstein cows were used in the evaluation. Daily accumulation rate, forage production, rate of forage disappearance, agronomic intake, grazing efficiency, herbage allowance and stocking rate were evaluated. Mean rates of forage yield and stocking rate were 20.8; 17.6 and 19.7 t DM ha-1 and 7.0; 6.8 to 6.8 animal units ha-1 day-1 for the respective forage systems. The mixture Coastcross-1 plus common vetch, fertilized with 100 kg N ha-1 year-1 and Coastcross-1 fertilized with 200 kg N ha-1 year-1 provided greater productivity and better distribution of forage throughout the seasons.

  6. The effects of temporal variability of mixed layer depth on primary productivity around Bermuda

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    Bissett, W. Paul; Meyers, Mark B.; Walsh, John J.; Mueller-Karger, Frank E.

    1994-01-01

    Temporal variations in primary production and surface chlorophyll concentrations, as measured by ship and satellite around Bermuda, were simulated with a numerical model. In the upper 450 m of the water column, population dynamics of a size-fractionated phytoplankton community were forced by daily changes of wind, light, grazing stress, and nutrient availability. The temporal variations of production and chlorophyll were driven by changes in nutrient introduction to the euphotic zone due to both high- and low-frequency changes of the mixed layer depth within 32 deg-34 deg N, 62 deg-64 deg W between 1979 and 1984. Results from the model derived from high-frequency (case 1) changes in the mixed layer depth showed variations in primary production and peak chlorophyll concentrations when compared with results from the model derived from low-frequency (case 2) mixed layer depth changes. Incorporation of size-fractionated plankton state variables in the model led to greater seasonal resolution of measured primary production and vertical chlorophyll profiles. The findings of this study highlight the possible inadequacy of estimating primary production in the sea from data of low-frequency temporal resolution and oversimplified biological simulations.

  7. EFFECT OF OZONE AND AUTOHYDROLYSIS PRETREATMENTS ON ENZYMATIC DIGESTIBILITY OF COASTAL BERMUDA GRASS

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    Jung Myoung Lee

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Coastal Bermuda grass (CBG has been shown to have potential as a biomass feedstock for sugar production. In this study, the effectiveness of ozone pretreatment for CBG to improve the sugar recovery via enzyme hydrolysis was investigated. Raw CBG and autohydrolysis-treated CBG were pretreated with ozone at ozone consumption of 1.8 to 26.4 % (w/w at room temperature. Lignin degradation and hemicellulose solubilization increased with increased ozone consumption. At 26.4% ozone consumption by weight on CBG the amount of lignin in the CBG was reduced by 34%. Autohydrolysis of CBG increased the reactivity of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin with ozone. The maximum total sugar recovery after enzymatic hydrolysis was 32% for a 14.0% consumption of ozone on raw CBG. For CBG samples pretreated with autohydrolysis followed by a 3.1% ozone consumption pretreatment the maximum total sugar recovery after enzyme hydrolysis was 40.1%. Autohydrolysis pretreatment followed by enzyme hydrolysis yielded a 36.4% sugar recovery, indicating that the application and benefits of ozone after autohydrolysis with the conditions studied herein are marginally better than autohydrolysis alone.

  8. Dissolved organic matter in anoxic pore waters from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda

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    Orem, W.H.; Hatcher, P.G.; Spiker, E. C.; Szeverenyi, N.M.; Maciel, G.E.

    1986-01-01

    Dissolved organic matter and dissolved inorganic chemical species in anoxic pore water from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda sediments were studied to evaluate the role of pore water in the early diagenesis of organic matter. Dissolved sulphate, titration alkalinity, phosphate, and ammonia concentration versus depth profiles were typical of many nearshore clastic sediments and indicated sulphate reduction in the upper 100 cm of sediment. The dissolved organic matter in the pore water was made up predominantly of large molecules, was concentrated from large quantities of pore water by using ultrafiltration and was extensively tudied by using elemental and stable carbon isotope analysis and high-resolution, solid state 13C nuclear magnetic resonance and infrared spectroscopy. The results indicate that this material has a predominantly polysaccharide-like structure and in addition contains a large amount of oxygen-containing functional groups (e.g., carboxyl groups). The 13C nulcear magnetic resonance spectra of the high-molecular-weight dissolved organic matter resemble those of the organic matter in the surface sediments of Mangrove Lake. We propose that this high-molecular-weight organic matter in pore waters represents the partially degraded, labile organic components of the sedimentary organic matter and that pore waters serve as a conduit for removal of these labile organic components from the sediments. The more refractory components are, thus, selectively preserved in the sediments as humic substances (primarily humin). ?? 1986.

  9. Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography: Nippon Foundation and POGO Supported Programme at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

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    Plumley, F. G.; Sathyendranath, S.; Frouin, R.; Knap, T.

    2008-05-01

    Building on previous experience in capacity building for ocean observations, the Nippon Foundation (NF) and the Partnership for Observations of the Global Oceans (POGO) have announced a new Centre of Excellence (C of E) at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). The goals of the C of E are to expand the world-wide capacity and expertise to observe the oceans and to expand capacity-building projects and promote international collaboration and networking in ocean sciences. Over the past 104 years, BIOS has built a global reputation in blue-water oceanography, coral reef ecology, and the relationships between ocean health and human health coupled with high quality education programmes that provide direct, hands-on experience with BIOS-based research. The C of E at BIOS will build upon this model to establish a new, graduate-level education and training programme in operational oceanography. The 10 month Programme will offer course modules in ocean disciplines with a focus on observatory sciences complemented by hands-on training in observational methods and techniques based on the multi-disciplinary expertise of BIOS and BIOS-affiliated scientists who direct ongoing, ocean observational programmes such as: - Hydrostation S, since 1954; - Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study, since 1988; - Oceanic Flux Program sediment trap time-series, since 1978; - Bermuda Test-Bed and Science Mooring, since 1994; - Bermuda Microbial Observatory, since 1997; - Bermuda Bio-Optics Program, since 1992; - Atmospheric chemistry and air-sea fluxes, since 1990 Additional areas of BIOS research expertise will be incorporated in the C of E to broaden the scope of education and training. These include the nearshore observational network of the BIOS Marine Environmental Program and the environmental air-water chemistry network of the Bermuda Environmental Quality Program. A key resource of the C of E is the newly acquired 168 ft. research vessel, the RV Atlantic Explorer, which was

  10. 百慕大投资基金监管法律制度解析%Analysis of Bermuda Legal Regime of Investment Fund Regulation

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    2015-01-01

    Bermuda is the preferred domicile to a wide range of hedge funds, private equity funds, trust funds and mutual funds. The relevant laws of Bermuda investment fund regulation include Monetary Authority Act, Invest-ment Funds Act, Companies Act, Limited Partnership, Exempted Partnerships Act and Partnership Act, etc. The Bermuda Monetary Authority is the principal regulator of investment fund in Bermuda. There are three main structures used for investment fund formation in Bermuda:company,partnership and unit trust. Bermuda investment fund regu-lation includes investment fund regulation and fund related parties regulation. Bermuda investment fund should meet regulation requirement,ongoing. In addition,there are regulation requirement for funds not domiciled in Bermuda too.%百慕大是众多对冲基金、私募股权基金、信托基金和共同基金的理想设立地。与百慕大投资基金监管有关的法律主要包括《金融监管局法》、《投资基金法》、《公司法》、《有限合伙企业法》、《豁免合伙企业法》和《合伙企业法》等。百慕大金融管理局是百慕大投资基金的主要监管机构。百慕大投资基金的组织形式主要有三种:公司、合伙和单位信托;监管包括对基金的监管和对基金有关当事人的监管。百慕大投资基金还要符合持续性监管要求,此外,对境外投资基金也有一定监管要求。

  11. Bermuda; Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector—Volume II—Detailed Assessment of Observance of Standards and Codes

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    This paper presents key findings of the Detailed Assessment of the Observance of Standards and Codes in the Financial Sector of Bermuda. The small number of licensed deposit-taking institutions in Bermuda are part of the broader financial intermediation sector. Typically, some 50 percent to 60 percent of the banks’ income is fee based. The value of client assets and the volume of their activities are the main generators of this income. Efforts to reduce employee and occupancy costs that ref...

  12. Processes controlling the concentrations of SO=4, NO-3, NH+4, H+, HCOOT and CH3COOT in precipitation on Bermuda

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    Galloway, J.N.; Keene, W. C.; ARTZ, R. S.; John M Miller; Church, T.M.; KNAP, A. H.

    2011-01-01

    The composition of precipitation on Bermuda can be characterized as a slightly acidic, dilute seawater solution. The acidity of the solution is controlled by H2SO4, HNO3, HCOOH and CH3COOH in a 67:20:8:3 mixture, respectively. CaCO3 and NH3 have reduced the potential acidity of the solution by 24% and 13%, respectively. The concentrations of non-sea-salt (nss) SO=4 and NO-3 in precipitation on Bermuda are about a factor of three greater than those in remote marine areas of the world. These d...

  13. Mapping of IgE-binding regions on recombinant Cyn d 1, a major allergen from Bermuda Grass Pollen (BGP

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon; subfamily Chloridoideae is an important source of seasonal aeroallergens in warm tropical and sub-tropical areas worldwide. Improved approaches to diagnosis and therapy of allergic diseases require a thorough understanding of the structure and epitopes on the allergen molecule that are crucial for the antigen-antibody interaction. This study describes the localization of the human IgE-binding regions of the major group 1 pollen allergen Cyn d 1 from Bermuda grass. Methods A cDNA library was constructed from Bermuda grass pollen (BGP using a Lambda gt11 expression vector. The gene encoding the Cyn d 1 allergen was isolated by screening the library with a mouse monoclonal antibody raised against grass group 1 allergen. In order to characterize the IgE epitopes on Cyn d 1, seven overlapping fragments and three deletion mutants were cloned and over-expressed in E. coli. The recombinant fragments and deletion mutants were evaluated for their comparative IgE reactivity with sera of non atopic individuals and grass pollen allergic patients by ELISA and a dot-blot assay. Results Analysis of IgE binding regions by overlapping fragments and deletion mutants identified two major allergenic regions corresponding to amino acids 120–170 and 224–244. Deletion of either or both regions led to a significant reduction in IgE binding, emphasizing the importance of the C-terminal region on Cyn d 1 in epitope-IgE interaction. Conclusion Anti-Cyn d 1 IgE antibodies from allergic human sera recognize two epitopes located at the C-terminal end of the molecule. These data will enable the design of improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for BGP hypersensitivity.

  14. Testes de vigor para avaliação da qualidade de sementes de grama-bermuda

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    Lemes, Elisa Souza; Oliveira, Sandro de; Almeida, Andreia da S.; Meneghello, Geri Eduardo; Gewehr, Ewerton; Tunes, Lilian Madruga de

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    O objetivo do trabalho foi identificar uma metodologia para condução do teste de envelhecimento acelerado capaz de ranquear de forma eficiente o potencial fisiológico de lotes de sementes de grama-bermuda. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado, utilizando-se oito tratamentos (lotes) com quatro repetições. A avaliação inicial dos lotes consistiu na determinação do teor de água e nos testes de germinação e emergência de plântulas. Em seguida, as sementes foram submetidas aos ...

  15. Organic geochemistry and pore water chemistry of sediments from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda

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    Hatcher, P.G.; Simoneit, B.R.T.; MacKenzie, F.T.; Neumann, A.C.; Thorstenson, D.C.; Gerchakov, S.M.

    1982-01-01

    Mangrove Lake, Bermuda, is a small coastal, brackish-water lake that has accumulated 14 m of banded, gelatinous, sapropelic sediments in less than 104 yr. Stratigraphic evidence indicates that Mangrove Lake's sedimentary environment has undergone three major depositional changes (peat, freshwater gel, brackish-water gel) as a result of sea level changes. The deposits were examined geochemically in an effort to delineate sedimentological and diagenetic changes. Gas and pore water studies include measurements of sulfides, ammonia, methane, nitrogen gas, calcium, magnesium, chloride, alkalinity, and pH. Results indicate that sulfate reduction is complete, and some evidence is presented for bacterial denitrification and metal sulfide precipitation. The organic-rich sapropel is predominantly algal in origin, composed mostly of carbohydrates and insoluble macromolecular organic matter called humin with minor amounts of proteins, lipids, and humic acids. Carbohydrates and proteins undergo hydrolysis with depth in the marine sapropel but tend to be preserved in the freshwater sapropel. The humin, which has a predominantly aliphatic structure, increases linearly with depth and composes the greatest fraction of the organic matter. Humic acids are minor components and are more like polysaccharides than typical marine humic acids. Fatty acid distributions reveal that the lipids are of an algal and/or terrestrial plant source. Normal alkanes with a total concentration of 75 ppm exhibit two distribution maxima. One is centered about n-C22 with no odd/even predominance, suggestive of a degraded algal source. The other is centered at n-C31 with a distinct odd/even predominance indicative of a vascular plant origin. Stratigraphic changes in the sediment correlate to observed changes in the gas and pore water chemistry and the organic geochemistry. ?? 1982.

  16. Soil genesis on the island of Bermuda in the Quaternary: the importance of African dust transport and deposition

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    Muhs, Daniel R.; Budahn, James R.; Prospero, Joseph M.; Skipp, Gary; Herwitz, Stanley R.

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    The origin of terra rossa, red or reddish-brown, clay-rich soils overlying high-purity carbonate substrates, has intrigued geologists and pedologists for decades. Terra rossa soils can form from accumulation of insoluble residues during dissolution of the host limestones, addition of volcanic ash, or addition of externally derived, long-range-transported (LRT) aeolian particles. We studied soils and paleosols on high-purity, carbonate aeolianites of Quaternary age on Bermuda, where terra rossa origins have been debated for more than a century. Potential soil parent materials on this island include sand-sized fragments of local volcanic bedrock, the LRT, fine-grained (N/YbN, GdN/YbN that can be distinguished from African dust and lower Mississippi River valley loess. Bermuda soils have Sc-Th-La, Cr-Ta-Nd, and Eu/Eu*, LaN/YbN, GdN/YbN that indicate derivation from a combination of LRT dust from Africa and local volcanic bedrock. Our results indicate that soils on islands in a very broad latitudinal belt of the western Atlantic margin have been influenced by African LRT dust inputs over much of the past –500 ka.

  17. METHODS OF TAXATION IN THE TAX HAVENS. EXAMPLES OF TAXATION IN THE BAHAMAS, BERMUDA AND THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

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    Full Text Available We should never trust appearances: "the drum, with all the noise it makes is not only filled with wind"[1]. This old oriental proverb perfectly illustrates our proposal regarding the "true false" tax havens. Only at the beginning of this century, learned before firms to exercise their activity in the national territory, returned to international trade. The continuous search for new outlets to escape the growing production, export them first and then they were implanted overseas sales platforms and then installing production. Zero Haven sites or havens with zero tax consisting essentially of small economies, the British colonies (Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, dependent territories of the Commonwealth (Bermuda or territories became independent (Antigua, Bahamas 1963 or Vanuatu 1980. Our study will analyze tax havens most common: Bahamas, Bermuda or the Cayman Islands, where we find all models of reception that can be viewed in other areas zero-haven: International Business Companies (Antigua, the Virgin Islands, Nevis exemption schemes to insurance companies or banks (Barbados, Vanuatu. The subject of tax evasion subject of much debate, targeting both the domestic economic space and the world. Unlike their concerns globally, domestic concerns to reduce tax evasion resumes, especially on taxation of small businesses, avoiding knowingly scope of tax havens.

  18. Differences in Academic Achievement of Students Involved in Extracurricular Activities in Seventh-Day Adventist Schools in the United States and Bermuda

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    Sandiford, Anderson P.

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    This study examined differences in the academic performance of students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11 in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Bermuda based on their level of involvement in school music organizations--band or choir--and school sports--varsity or intramural--as measured by standardized achievement and ability tests.…

  19. The Multilateral Disarmament Process. Conference on the United Nations of the Next Decade (16th, Warwick, Bermuda, June 21-26, 1981).

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    Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.

    This is a report of a conference held in Bermuda in 1981 to discuss a multilateral approach to disarmament. The conference was an informal, off-the-record exchange of ideas and opinions among 24 diplomats and scholars from 18 countries and two international agencies. Participants considered current disarmament concepts, assessed UN disarmament…

  20. The C-13 Suess effect in the world surface oceans and its implications for oceanic uptake of CO2 : Analysis of observations at Bermuda

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    Bacastow, RB; Keeling, CD; Lueker, TJ; Wahlen, M; Mook, WG

    1996-01-01

    Surface ocean water delta(13)C measurements near Bermuda are examined in an attempt to find the annual decrease caused by the addition of anthropogenic CO2 to the atmosphere. We refer to this trend as the surface ocean C-13 Suess effect. Interannual variability, which may be related to the El Nino -

  1. Timing and warmth of the Last Interglacial period: new U-series evidence from Hawaii and Bermuda and a new fossil compilation for North America

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    Muhs, Daniel R.; Simmons, Kathleen R.; Steinke, Bree

    2002-07-01

    The timing and duration of the Last Interglacial period have been controversial, with some studies suggesting a relatively short duration that is orbitally forced and others suggesting a long duration that is at most only partly related to orbital forcing. New, high-precison thermal ionization mass spectrometric (TIMS) U-series ages of Last Interglacial corals from Hawaii and Bermuda test these competing hypotheses. Waimanalo Formation corals from slowly uplifting Oahu, Hawaii range in age from ˜134 to ˜113 ka, with most ages between ˜125 and ˜115 ka. Combined with published U-series ages from nearby Lanai, the data suggest a long Last Interglacial period that may have occurred from ˜136 to at least 115 ka. The results indicate that orbital forcing may not have been the only control on ice sheet growth and decay, because sea level would have been high at times of relatively low Northern Hemisphere summer insolation. On tectonically stable Bermuda, deposits from the ˜200 ka (penultimate interglacial period), ˜120 ka (peak Last Interglacial period) and ˜80 ka (late Last Interglacial period) high sea stands have been newly dated. Fossil corals on Bermuda are derived from patch reefs that likely were "catch-up" responses to sea level rise. It is expected that U-series ages of Last-Interglacial corals on Bermuda should overlap with, but not be as old as the range of corals on Oahu. Last-Interglacial corals on Bermuda give a range of ˜125-113 ka, which supports this hypothesis. A large number of emergent marine deposits on Hawaii, Bermuda and along coastal North America have now been dated to the Last Interglacial period. Both Oahu and Bermuda have marine invertebrate faunas with a number of extralimital southern species of mollusks, suggesting warmer-than-present waters during the Last Interglacial period. Warmer waters are also suggested for Last-Interglacial localities around most of North America, from Florida to Canada and Greenland and Baja California to

  2. Getting the Lead Out of Bermuda; The Legacy of a Forty Year Record in the North Atlantic Using a Transient Experiment in the Atmosphere and Water

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    Church, T. M.; Alleman, L. Y.; Veron, A. J. J.; Boyle, E. A.; Zurbrick, C.; Patterson, C. C.; Flegal, A. R., Jr.

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    Some forty years ago, Schaule and Patterson established the first accurate profile of lead in waters off Bermuda. In evidence was a massive environmental insult from lead emissions being carried seaward by the atmosphere over the Sargasso Sea. Further documentation was possible using contiguous time series in the atmosphere on Bermuda, surface sea water nearby and recorded in local corals. Lead had then an overwhelming source from the combustion of gasoline, primarily in the USA and secondarily in Europe. These were carried to Bermuda on seasonally alternating temperate and trade winds from the west and east, respectively. The anthropogenic sources were well distinguished based on the unique radiogenic nature of stable lead isotopes in the gasoline being used by these countries. Subsequently, decreasing use in the west (USA) followed by that in the east (Europe) was isotopically evident. As such, the two signatures were subjected to transient mixing in the atmosphere and subsequently with depth in ocean. A transient experiment uses data during 1996-1998, a period of transition in leaded gasoline use in the USA and Europe. Here are complimentary records of lead concentration and stable isotopes in atmospheric deposition and surface waters. The results allow an isotopic mass balance, indicating much of the lead in Bermuda surface water at that time may not have been deposited locally. As such, it may be presumed to reflect easterly advection of some lead at the surface under limited scavenging via the prevailing subtropical gyre circulation. These annual circulation periods are consistent with both physical data and another lead isotopic mass balance in the east. Going forward, Bermuda time series of trace elements and isotopes such as lead could continue to record climatological (e.g. NAO) transients in atmospheric scavenging, potential impact on surface ecosystems, and changes in mixing into deeper waters of the Sargasso Sea and points further afield.

  3. Multiple driving factors explain spatial and temporal variability in coral calcification rates on the Bermuda platform

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    Venti, A.; Andersson, A.; Langdon, C.

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    Experimental studies have shown that coral calcification rates are dependent on light, nutrients, food availability, temperature, and seawater aragonite saturation ( Ω arag), but the relative importance of each parameter in natural settings remains uncertain. In this study, we applied Calcein fluorescent dyes as time indicators within the skeleton of coral colonies ( n = 3) of Porites astreoides and Diploria strigosa at three study sites distributed across the northern Bermuda coral reef platform. We evaluated the correlation between seasonal average growth rates based on coral density and extension rates with average temperature, light, and seawater Ω arag in an effort to decipher the relative importance of each parameter. The results show significant seasonal differences among coral calcification rates ranging from summer maximums of 243 ± 58 and 274 ± 57 mmol CaCO3 m-2 d-1 to winter minimums of 135 ± 39 and 101 ± 34 mmol CaCO3 m-2 d-1 for P. astreoides and D. strigosa, respectively. We also placed small coral colonies ( n = 10) in transparent chambers and measured the instantaneous rate of calcification under light and dark treatments at the same study sites. The results showed that the skeletal growth of D. strigosa and P. astreoides, whether hourly or seasonal, was highly sensitive to Ω arag. We believe this high sensitivity, however, is misleading, due to covariance between light and Ω arag, with the former being the strongest driver of calcification variability. For the seasonal data, we assessed the impact that the observed seasonal differences in temperature (4.0 °C), light (5.1 mol photons m-2 d-1), and Ω arag (0.16 units) would have on coral growth rates based on established relationships derived from laboratory studies and found that they could account for approximately 44, 52, and 5 %, respectively, of the observed seasonal change of 81 ± 14 mmol CaCO3 m-2 d-1. Using short-term light and dark incubations, we show how the covariance of light

  4. Uso de índices de reflectância das folhas para avaliar o nível de nitrogênio em grama-bermuda Leaves reflectance index of the bermuda grass to evaluate the nutritional status in nitrogen

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    Claudinei Paulo de Lima; Clarice Backes; Dirceu Maximino Fernandes; Alessandro José Marques Santos; Leandro José Grava de Godoy; Roberto Lyra Villas Bôas

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    A reflectância da folha em determinados comprimentos de onda pode ser uma alternativa para estimar a concentração de nitrogênio (N) na planta, devido à relação entre o teor de clorofila e de N no tecido foliar. Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar índices da cor verde em grama-bermuda para predizer o nível de N na planta. O experimento foi conduzido em área comercial de produção de grama-bermuda, localizada na cidade de Capela do Alto/SP. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi de blocos...

  5. Oxidative modifications, mitochondrial dysfunction, and impaired protein degradation in Parkinson's disease: how neurons are lost in the Bermuda triangle

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    Malkus Kristen A

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    Full Text Available Abstract While numerous hypotheses have been proposed to explain the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, the theory of oxidative stress has received considerable support. Although many correlations have been established and encouraging evidence has been obtained, conclusive proof of causation for the oxidative stress hypothesis is lacking and potential cures have not emerged. Therefore it is likely that other factors, possibly in coordination with oxidative stress, contribute to neuron death. Using Parkinson's disease (PD as the paradigm, this review explores the hypothesis that oxidative modifications, mitochondrial functional disruption, and impairment of protein degradation constitute three interrelated molecular pathways that execute neuron death. These intertwined events are the consequence of environmental exposure, genetic factors, and endogenous risks and constitute a "Bermuda triangle" that may be considered the underlying cause of neurodegenerative pathogenesis.

  6. DOSES DE LODO DE ESGOTO SOBRE O DESENVOLVIMENTO DA GRAMA BERMUDA (Cynodon dactylon

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    Full Text Available Population growth occurred rapidly, resulting in cities with poor infrastructure on the sanitation sector. So, there was the introduction of sanitary treatment, causing difficulty in choosing alternatives for the proper disposal of sewage sludge, rich in essential nutrients for the plants. The experiment was conducted to determine the best dose of sewage sludge to Grass Cynodon dactylon. It was conducted in greenhouse in the University Center of Educational Foundation of Barretos-SP. The experimental design was a randomized block, with four replicates of six plots, four with the application of sewage sludge doses (50, 100, 150 and 200%, a portion with 0%, , and the last installment using only mineral fertilizer. A total of 20 experimental units. The doses which took sewage sludge were D50%: 0,12 g, D100%: 0,24 g, D150%: 0,48 g, D200%: 0,72 g. For mineral fertilizer the dose applied was DAD: 1, 5g. All vessels were treated with lime prior to incorporation of sewage sludge, the dosage used was 6,25 g (2.5 t ha-1 . Each vessel contained 5 kg of soil. Initially the growth of grasses occurred more rapidly, after 43 days all plants started to show significant reductions in plant height. With increasing doses of sewage sludge there was greater root development, and constancy in the shoot. The uptake of K by grasses was relatively minor, what makes it possible to conclude that the material has a lack for the referred element. O crescimento populacional ocorreu de forma rápida, resultando em cidades com pouca infra-estrutura em saneamento básico. Deste modo, surgiram estações de tratamento de esgoto e a dificuldade de alternativas para o descarte adequado do lodo de esgoto, rico em nutrientes essenciais para as plantas. O experimento foi conduzido com o objetivo de determinar a melhor dose de lodo de esgoto para grama Bermuda Cynodon dactylon. Conduzido em casa de vegetação no Centro Universitário da Fundação Educacional de Barretos-SP. O

  7. Iron profiles and speciation of the upper water column at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study site: a model based sensitivity study

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    Weber, L.; C. Völker; Oschlies, A.; H. Burchard

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    A one-dimensional model of the biogeochemistry and speciation of iron is coupled with the General Ocean Turbulence Model (GOTM) and a NPZD-type ecosystem model. The model is able to simulate the temporal patterns and vertical profiles of dissolved iron (dFe) in the upper ocean at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study site reasonably well. Subsurface model profiles strongly depend on the parameter values chosen for the loss processes for iron, colloidal aggregation and scavenging onto particl...

  8. Long-term trends in aerosol and precipitation composition over the western North Atlantic Ocean at Bermuda

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    Keene, W. C.; Moody, J. L.; Galloway, J. N.; Prospero, J. M.; Cooper, O. R.; Eckhardt, S.; Maben, J. R.

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    Since the 1980s, emissions of SO2 and NOx (NO + NO2) from anthropogenic sources in the United States (US), Canada, and Europe have decreased significantly suggesting that the export of oxidized S and N compounds from surrounding continents to the atmosphere overlying the North Atlantic Ocean (NAO) has also decreased. The chemical compositions of aerosols and precipitation sampled daily on Bermuda (32.27° N, 64.87° W) from 1989 to 1997 and from 2006 to 2009 were evaluated to quantify the magnitudes, significance, and implications of associated tends in atmospheric composition. The chemical data were stratified based on FLEXPART (FLEXible PARTicle dispersion model) retroplumes into four discrete transport regimes: westerly flow from eastern North America (NEUS/SEUS); easterly trade-wind flow from northern Africa and the subtropical NAO (Africa); long, open-ocean, anticyclonic flow around the Bermuda High (Oceanic); and transitional flow from the relatively clean open ocean to the polluted eastern North America (North). Based on all data, annual average concentrations of non-sea-salt (nss) SO42- associated with aerosols and annual volume-weighted-average (VWA) concentrations in precipitation decreased significantly (by 22% and 49%, respectively) whereas annual VWA concentrations of NH4+ in precipitation increased significantly (by 70%). Corresponding trends in aerosol and precipitation NO3- and of aerosol NH4+ were insignificant. Nss SO42- in precipitation under NEUS/SEUS and Oceanic flow decreased significantly (61% each) whereas corresponding trends in particulate nss SO42- under both flow regimes were insignificant. Trends in precipitation composition were driven in part by decreasing emissions of SO2 over upwind continents and associated decreases in anthropogenic contributions to nss SO42- concentrations. Under NEUS/SEUS and Oceanic flow, the ratio of anthropogenic to biogenic contributions to nss SO42- in the column scavenged by precipitation were relatively

  9. Apparent oxygen utilization rates calculated from tritium and helium-3 profiles at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study site

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    R. H. R. Stanley

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    Full Text Available We present three years of Apparent Oxygen Utilization Rates (AOUR estimated from oxygen and tracer data collected over the ocean thermocline at monthly resolution between 2003 and 2006 at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS site. We estimate water ages by calculating a transit time distribution from tritium and helium-3 data. The vertically integrated AOUR over the upper 500 m, which is a regional estimate of export, during the three years is 3.1 ± 0.5 mol O2 m−2 yr−1. This is comparable to previous AOUR-based estimates of export production at the BATS site but is several times larger than export estimates derived from sediment traps or 234Th fluxes. We compare AOUR determined in this study to AOUR measured in the 1980s and show AOUR is significantly greater today than decades earlier because of changes in AOU, rather than changes in ventilation rates. The changes in AOU are likely a methodological artefact associated with problems with early oxygen measurements.

  10. Apparent oxygen utilization rates calculated from tritium and helium-3 profiles at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study site

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    R. H. R. Stanley

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    Full Text Available We present three years of Apparent Oxygen Utilization Rates (AOUR estimated from oxygen and tracer data collected over the ocean thermocline at monthly resolution between 2003 and 2006 at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS site. We estimate water ages by calculating a transit time distribution from tritium and helium-3 data. The vertically integrated AOUR over the upper 500 m, which is a regional estimate of export, during the three years is 3.1 ± 0.5 mol O2 m−2 yr−1. This is comparable to previous AOUR-based estimates of export production at the BATS site but is several times larger than export estimates derived from sediment traps or 234Th fluxes. We compare AOUR determined in this study to AOUR measured in the 1980s and show AOUR is significantly greater today than decades earlier because of changes in AOU, rather than changes in ventilation rates. The changes in AOU may be a methodological artefact associated with problems with early oxygen measurements.

  11. Water type and irrigation time effects on microbial metabolism of a soil cultivated with Bermuda-grass Tifton 85

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    Sandra Furlan Nogueira

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the microbial metabolism in Bermuda-grass Tifton 85 areas after potable-water and effluent irrigation treatments. The experiment was carried out in Lins/SP with samples taken in the rainy and dry seasons (2006 after one year and three years of irrigation management, and set up on an entirely randomized block design with four treatments: C (control, without irrigation or fertilization, PW (potable water + 520 kg of N ha-1 year-1; TE3 and TE0 (treated effluent + 520 kg of N ha-1 year-1 for three years and one year, respectively. The parameters determined were: microbial biomass carbon, microbial activity, and metabolic quotient. Irrigation with wastewater after three years indicated no alteration in soil quality for C and ET3; for PW, a negative impact on soil quality (microbial biomass decrease suggested that water-potable irrigation in Lins is not an adequate option. Microbial activity alterations observed in TE0 characterize a priming effect.

  12. Deep Ocean Circulation at the Bermuda Rise during the Last 150ka: A New Centennial-Resolution Nd Isotope Record

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    Roberts, N. L.; Piotrowski, A. M.; Curry, W. B.; Keigwin, L. D.

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    Today the Deep Western Boundary Current in the NW Atlantic basin transports an average of 28.7 Sv (Toole et al., 2011), making it a crucial part of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, and linking ocean heat transport and carbon storage with northern hemisphere climate. Greenland ice cores have provided high resolution archives for northern hemisphere climate change over the past glacial cycle. However, accurate comparison between changes in climate and ocean dynamics is hampered by generally low marine sedimentation rates relative to ice accumulation. Here we present an ultra-high resolution Nd isotope record, with an average of 164 years between samples, reconstructing past changes in ocean circulation from MIS 6 to the present. The Nd isotope measurements were made on uncleaned planktonic foraminifera, recording bottom water composition changes (Roberts et al., 2010; Roberts et al., 2012), on a high sedimentation rate core (average 24 cm/kyr) taken from the Bermuda Rise (33°N, 57°W, 4500m) to the west of the Deep Western Boundary Current. Such high resolution allows for detailed reconstruction of millennial and centennial-scale deep ocean circulation events and statistical comparison with Greenland and Antarctic ice core records as well as other terrestrial climate records.

  13. On-site hydrolytic enzymes production from fungal co-cultivation of Bermuda grass and corn cob.

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    Amaro-Reyes, Aldo; Gracida, Jorge; Huizache-Peña, Nelson; Elizondo-García, Norberto; Salazar-Martínez, José; García Almendárez, Blanca E; Regalado, Carlos

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    Solid state fermentation (SSF) is used to produce industrial enzymes. The objective of this study was to use a co-culture of Aspergillus niger GS1 and Trichoderma reesei, grown on a mixture of Bermuda grass and corn cob to obtain fermented forage (FF) rich in hydrolytic enzymes, as a value added ingredient for animal feed. FPase, amylase and xylanase productivities (dry matter, DM) were 8.8, 181.4, and 42.1Ug(-1)h(-1), respectively (1U=reducing sugars released min(-1)), after 12-16h of SSF with C/N=60. Cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin decreased 1.6-, 2.7- and 1.9-fold (DM), respectively. In vitro ruminal and true digestibility of DM was improved 2.4- and 1.4-fold. Ruminal digestion of FF reduced 1.32-fold the acetate:propionate ratio, which may reduce the environmental impact of ruminants feeding. On-site hydrolytic enzymes productivity using SSF without enzymes extraction could be of economic potential for digestibility improvement in animal feed. PMID:27130226

  14. Estimating the potential impacts of large mesopredators on benthic resources: integrative assessment of spotted eagle ray foraging ecology in Bermuda.

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    Full Text Available Declines of large sharks and subsequent release of elasmobranch mesopredators (smaller sharks and rays may pose problems for marine fisheries management as some mesopredators consume exploitable shellfish species. The spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari is the most abundant inshore elasmobranch in subtropical Bermuda, but its predatory role remains unexamined despite suspected abundance increases and its hypothesized specialization for mollusks. We utilized a combination of acoustic telemetry, benthic invertebrate sampling, gut content analysis and manipulative experiments to assess the impact of spotted eagle rays on Bermudian shellfish resources. Residency and distribution of adult spotted eagle rays was monitored over two consecutive summers in Harrington Sound (HS, an enclosed inshore lagoon that has historically supported multiple recreational and commercial shellfish species. Telemetered rays exhibited variable fidelity (depending on sex to HS, though generally selected regions that supported relatively high densities of potential mollusk prey. Gut content analysis from rays collected in HS revealed a diet of mainly bivalves and a few gastropods, with calico clam (Macrocallista maculata representing the most important prey item. Manipulative field and mesocosm experiments with calico clams suggested that rays selected prey patches based on density, though there was no evidence of rays depleting clam patches to extirpation. Overall, spotted eagle rays had modest impacts on local shellfish populations at current population levels, suggesting a reduced role in transmitting cascading effects from apex predator loss. However, due to the strong degree of coupling between rays and multiple protected mollusks in HS, ecosystem-based management that accounts for ray predation should be adopted.

  15. Water quality, isoscapes and stoichioscapes of seagrasses indicate general P limitation and unique N cycling in shallow water benthos of Bermuda

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    Fourqurean, J. W.; Manuel, S. A.; Coates, K. A.; Kenworthy, W. J.; Boyer, J. N.

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    Striking spatial patterns in stable isotope ratios (isoscapes) and elemental ratios (stoichioscapes) of seagrass leaves and the water column nutrients indicate general P-limitation of both water column and benthic primary productivity on the Bermuda Platform, and they highlight the role of the Bermuda Islands as a source of N and P. We found consistent differences among the four seagrass species (Syringodium filiforme, Thalassia testudinum, Halodule sp. and Halophila decipiens) in the N, P, δ13C and δ15N of leaf tissues. The δ15N of seagrass leaves was especially variable, with values from -10.1 to 8.8 ‰, greatly expanding the reported range of values for all seagrass species globally. Spatial patterns from both the water column and the seagrass leaves indicated that P availability was higher near shore, and δ15N values suggest this was likely a result of human waste disposal. Spatially contiguous areas of extremely depleted seagrass 15N suggest unique N sources and cycling compared to other seagrass-dominated environments. Seagrass N : P values were not as far from the stoichiometric balance between N and P availability as in the water column, and there were no strong relationships between the water column N : P and the seagrass N : P. Such isoscapes and stoichioscapes provide valuable ecogeochemical tools to infer ecosystem processes as well as provide information that can inform food web and animal movement studies.

  16. Comparative physiological and proteomic analyses reveal the actions of melatonin in the reduction of oxidative stress in Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon (L). Pers.).

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    Shi, Haitao; Wang, Xin; Tan, Dun-Xian; Reiter, Russel J; Chan, Zhulong

    2015-08-01

    The fact of melatonin as an important antioxidant in animals led plant researchers to speculate that melatonin also acts in the similar manner in plants. Although melatonin has significant effects on alleviating stress-triggered reactive oxygen species (ROS), the involvement of melatonin in direct oxidative stress and the underlying physiological and molecular mechanisms remain unclear in plants. In this study, we found that exogenous melatonin significantly alleviated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-modulated plant growth, cell damage, and ROS accumulation in Bermuda grass. Additionally, 76 proteins significantly influenced by melatonin during mock or H2O2 treatment were identified by gel-free proteomics using iTRAQ (isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation). Metabolic pathway analysis showed that several pathways were markedly enhanced by melatonin and H2O2 treatments, including polyamine metabolism, ribosome pathway, major carbohydrate metabolism, photosynthesis, redox, and amino acid metabolism. Taken together, this study provides more comprehensive insights into the physiological and molecular mechanisms of melatonin in Bermuda grass responses to direct oxidative stress. This may relate to the activation of antioxidants, modulation of metabolic pathways, and extensive proteome reprograming. PMID:25958881

  17. An international comparison of the association among literacy, education, and health across the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, and Bermuda: implications for health disparities.

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    Yamashita, Takashi; Kunkel, Suzanne R

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    The relationship between education and health is well-established, but theoretical pathways are not fully understood. Economic resources, stress, and health behaviors partially explain how education influences health, but further study is needed. Previous studies show that health literacy mediates the education-health relationship, as do general literacy skills. However, little is known whether such mediation effects are consistent across different societies. This study analyzed data from the International Assessment of Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey conducted in Canada, the United States, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, and Bermuda to investigate the mediation effects of literacy on the education-health relationship and the degree of such mediation in different cultural contexts. Results showed that literacy skills mediated the effect of education on health in all study locations, but the degree of mediation varied. This mediation effect was particularly strong in Bermuda. This study also found that different types of literacy skills are more or less important in each study location. For example, numeracy skills in the United States and prose (reading) literacy skills in Italy were stronger predictors of health than were other literacy skills. These findings suggest a new direction for addressing health disparities: focusing on relevant types of literacy skills. PMID:25749096

  18. Improving the Quality of Basic Education, Volume 6. Country Papers: Antigua, Bermuda, India, St. Kitts, Nevis, Turks & Caicos Islands. Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (11th, Barbados, October 29-November 2, 1990).

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    Commonwealth Ministries of Education were asked to report on how they are undertaking the improvement of the quality of basic education in their respective countries. The papers in this volume focus on: (1) Antigua; (2) Bermuda; (3) India; (4) St. Kitts and Nevis; and (5) Turks and Caicos Islands. Charts and statistical data support each country's…

  19. Impacts of Primo MAXX Growth Regulator on the Growth of Bermuda Grass%生长调节剂Primo MAXX对狗牙根草坪草生长的影响

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    李战胜; 陈勇

    2011-01-01

    [目的]研究生长调节剂Primo MAXX对狗牙根草坪草生长的影响,为华南地区Primo MAXX在狗牙根草坪上的应用提供依据.[方法]采用单因素随机区组试验设计,研究不同浓度的Primo MAXX对狗牙根草坪草自然生长高度、叶色及地上部鲜重的影响.[结果]不同浓度的Primo MAXX对狗牙根的生长高度有较好的抑制作用,且各浓度之间差异不显著;适量施用Primo MAXX可以丰富草坪色彩;施药后35 d狗牙根茎变粗.[结论]在华南地区狗牙根草坪上使用有效剂量为150~300 g/hm2的Primo MAXX较为适宜.%[ Objective ] The aim was to investigate effects of primo MAXX growth regulator on growth of Bermuda grass, to provide basis for the application of Primo MAXX in Bermuda meadow. [ Method] The height, leaf color and the aerial part' s fresh weight of Bermuda grass treated with different concentrations were researched using single factor random block test. [ Result ] Primo MAXX application effectively reduced the height in all treatment without significant difference; appropriate application of Primo MAXX can enrich the color; and 35 days after application, Bermuda grass roots thickened. [ Conclusion] The application of 150 -300 g/hm2 effective dose of Primo MAXX to Bermuda grass in southern China is more appropriate.

  20. C : N : P stoichiometry at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study station in the North Atlantic Ocean

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    Singh, A.; Baer, S. E.; Riebesell, U.; Martiny, A. C.; Lomas, M. W.

    2015-11-01

    Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) availability, in addition to other macro- and micronutrients, determine the strength of the ocean's carbon (C) uptake, and variation in the N : P ratio of inorganic nutrient pools is key to phytoplankton growth. A similarity between C : N : P ratios in the plankton biomass and deep-water nutrients was observed by Alfred C. Redfield around 80 years ago and suggested that biological processes in the surface ocean controlled deep-ocean chemistry. Recent studies have emphasized the role of inorganic N : P ratios in governing biogeochemical processes, particularly the C : N : P ratio in suspended particulate organic matter (POM), with somewhat less attention given to exported POM and dissolved organic matter (DOM). Herein, we extend the discussion on ecosystem C : N : P stoichiometry but also examine temporal variation in stoichiometric relationships. We have analyzed elemental stoichiometry in the suspended POM and total (POM + DOM) organic-matter (TOM) pools in the upper 100 m and in the exported POM and subeuphotic zone (100-500 m) inorganic nutrient pools from the monthly data collected at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site located in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. C : N and N : P ratios in TOM were at least twice those in the POM, while C : P ratios were up to 5 times higher in TOM compared to those in the POM. Observed C : N ratios in suspended POM were approximately equal to the canonical Redfield ratio (C : N : P = 106 : 16 : 1), while N : P and C : P ratios in the same pool were more than twice the Redfield ratio. Average N : P ratios in the subsurface inorganic nutrient pool were ~ 26 : 1, squarely between the suspended POM ratio and the Redfield ratio. We have further linked variation in elemental stoichiometry to that of phytoplankton cell abundance observed at the BATS site. Findings from this study suggest that elemental ratios vary with depth in the euphotic zone, mainly due to different

  1. C : N : P stoichiometry at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study station in the North Atlantic Ocean

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Nitrogen (N and phosphorus (P availability determine the strength of the ocean's carbon (C uptake, and variation in the N : P ratio in inorganic nutrients is key to phytoplankton growth. A similarity between C : N : P ratios in the plankton biomass and deep-water nutrients was observed by Alfred C. Redfield around 80 years ago and suggested that biological processes in the surface ocean controlled deep ocean chemistry. Recent studies have emphasized the role of inorganic N : P ratios in governing biogeochemical processes, particularly the C : N : P ratio in suspended particulate organic matter (POM, with somewhat less attention given to exported POM and dissolved organic matter (DOM. Herein, we extend the discussion on ecosystem C : N : P stoichiometry but also examine temporal variation of stoichiometric relationships. We have analysed elemental stoichiometry in the suspended POM and total (POM + DOM organic matter (TOM pools in the upper 100 m, and in the exported POM and sub-euphotic zone (100–500 m inorganic nutrient pools from the monthly data collected at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS site located in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. C : N : P ratios in the TOM pool were more than twice that in the POM pool. Observed C : N ratios in suspended POM were approximately equal to the canonical Redfield Ratio (C : N : P = 106 : 16 : 1, while N : P and C : P ratios in the same pool were more than twice the Redfield Ratio. Average N : P ratios in the subsurface inorganic nutrient pool were ~ 26 : 1, squarely between the suspended POM ratio and the Redfield ratio. We have further linked variation in elemental stoichiometry with that of phytoplankton cell abundance observed at the BATS site. Findings from this study suggest that the variation elemental ratios with depth in the euphotic zone was mainly due to different growth rates of cyanobacterial cells. These time-series data have also allowed us to examine the

  2. Comparison of surface and column measurements of aerosol scattering properties over the western North Atlantic Ocean at Bermuda

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    Aryal, R. P.; Voss, K. J.; Terman, P. A.; Keene, W. C.; Moody, J. L.; Welton, E. J.; Holben, B. N.

    2014-07-01

    Light scattering by size-resolved aerosols in near-surface air at Tudor Hill, Bermuda, was measured between January and June 2009. Vertical distributions of aerosol backscattering and column-averaged aerosol optical properties were characterized in parallel with a micro-pulse lidar (MPL) and an automated sun-sky radiometer. Comparisons were made between extensive aerosol parameters in the column, such as the lidar-retrieved extinction at 400 m and the aerosol optical depth (AOD), and scattering was measured with a surface nephelometer. Comparisons were also made for intensive parameters such as the Ångström exponent and calculations using AERONET(Aerosol Robotic Network)-derived aerosol physical parameters (size distribution, index of refraction) and Mie theory, and the ratio of submicron scattering to total scattering for size-segregated nephelometer measurements. In these comparisons the r2 was generally around 0.50. Data were also evaluated based on back trajectories. The correlation between surface scattering and lidar extinction was highest for flows when the surface scattering was dominated by smaller particles and the flow had a longer footprint over land then over the ocean. The correlation of AOD with surface scatter was similar for all flow regimes. There was also no clear dependence of the atmospheric lapse rate, as determined from a nearby radiosonde station, on flow regime. The Ångström exponent for most flow regimes was 0.9-1.0, but for the case of air originating from North America, but with significant time over the ocean, the Ångström exponent was 0.57 ± 0.18. The submicron fraction of aerosol near the surface (Rsub-surf) was significantly greater for the flows from land (0.66 ± 0.11) than for the flows which spent more time over the ocean (0.40 ± 0.05). When comparing Rsub-surf and the column-integrated submicron scattering fraction, Rsub-col, the correlation was similar, r2 = 0.50, but Rsub-surf was generally less than Rsub

  3. Mass-dependent sulfur isotope fractionation during reoxidative sulfur cycling: A case study from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda

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    Pellerin, André; Bui, Thi Hao; Rough, Mikaella; Mucci, Alfonso; Canfield, Donald E.; Wing, Boswell A.

    2015-01-01

    The multiple sulfur isotope composition of porewater sulfate from the anoxic marine sapropel of Mangrove Lake, Bermuda was measured in order to establish how multiple sulfur isotopes are fractionated during reoxidative sulfur cycling. The porewater-sulfate δ34S and Δ33S dataset exhibits the distinct isotopic signatures of microbial sulfate reduction and sulfur reoxidation. We reproduced the measurements with a simple diagenetic model that yielded fractionation factors for net sulfate removal of between -29.2‰ and -32.5‰. A new approach to isotopic modeling of the sulfate profiles, informed by the chemistry of sulfur intermediate compounds in Mangrove Lake, reveals that sulfate reduction produces a relatively small intrinsic fractionation and that an active reoxidative sulfur cycle increases the fractionation of the measured values. Based on the model results, the reoxidative cycle of Mangrove Lake appears to include sulfide oxidation to elemental sulfur followed by the disproportionation of the elemental sulfur to sulfate and sulfide. This model also indicates that the reoxidative sulfur cycle of Mangrove Lake turns over from 50 to 80% of the sulfide produced by microbial sulfate reduction. The Mangrove Lake case study shows how sulfur isotope fractionations can be separated into three different "domains" in Δ33S-δ34S space based on their ability to resolve reductive and reoxidative sulfur transformations. The first domain that differentiates reductive and reoxidative sulfur cycling is well illustrated by previous studies and requires 34S-32S fractionations more negative than ≈-70‰, beyond the fractionation limit of microbial sulfate reduction at earth surface temperatures. The second domain that distinguishes reductive and reoxidative processes is between 34S-32S fractionations of -40‰ and 0‰, where the 33S-32S fractionations of sulfate reduction and reoxidation are significantly different. In the remaining domain (between 34S-32S fractionations

  4. 《大学英语》课程中”The Bermuda Triangle Phenomenon”课堂教学设计案例

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    温柔新; 林昊

    2015-01-01

    在任务型教学法基本理念的指导下,对《新视"大学英语院读写教程3》中的第十单元Section A:The Bermuda Triangle Phenomenon进行课堂设计.围绕教学目的,设计出由浅入深、环环相扣的任务链.使学生通过对目标语言的使用来完成学习任务,最终达到学习语言和掌握语言的目的,充分体现了学生的主体性以及注重协作学习的理念.

  5. 《大学英语》课程中“The Bermuda Triangle Phenomenon”课堂教学设计案例

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    温柔新; 林昊

    2015-01-01

    在任务型教学法基本理念的指导下,对《新视野大学英语:读写教程3》中的第十单元Section A: The Bermuda Triangle Phenomenon进行课堂设计。围绕教学目的,设计出由浅入深、环环相扣的任务链。使学生通过对目标语言的使用来完成学习任务,最终达到学习语言和掌握语言的目的,充分体现了学生的主体性以及注重协作学习的理念。

  6. New Chemical, Bio-Optical and Physical Observations of Upper Ocean Response to the Passage of a Mesoscale Eddy off Bermuda

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    McNeil, J. D.; Jannasch, H. W.; Dickey, T.; McGillicuddy, D.; Brzekinski, M.; Sakamoto, C. M.

    1999-01-01

    A mesoscale eddy advected across the Bermuda Testbed Mooring site over a 30-day period centered on July 14, 1995. Temperature and current measurements along with biogeochemical measurements were used to characterize the biological response of the upper ocean associated with the introduction of nitrate into the euphoric layer due to the doming of isotherms associated with the eddy. Complementary shipboard data showed an anomalous water mass, which extended from a depth of approximately 50 to 1000 m, manifesting as a cold surface expression and warm anomaly at depth. Although mesoscale eddies are frequently observed in the Sargasso Sea, the present observations are particularly unique because of the high-temporal-resolution measurements of the new instrumentation deployed on the mooring. Analyzers that measure nitrate plus nitrite were placed at depths of 80 and 200 m and bio-optical sensors were located at depths of 20, 35, 45, 71, and 86 m. Peak nitrate values of nearly 3.0 microns at 80 m and chlorophyll alpha values of 1.4 mg/cu m at 71 m were observed, as well as a 25- to 30-meter shoaling of the 1% light level depth. A Doppler shift from the inertial period (22.8 hours) to 25.2 hours was observed in several time series records due to the movement of the eddy across the mooring. Inertial pumping brought cold, nutrient-rich waters farther into the euphotic zone than would occur solely by isothermal lifting. Silicic acid was depleted to undetectable levels owing to the growth of diatoms within the eddy. The chlorophyll alpha values associated with the eddy appear to be the largest recorded during the 8 years of the ongoing U.S. JGOFS Bermuda Atlantic Time Series Study (BATS) program.

  7. 海水胁迫对狗牙根种子萌发的影响%The Effect of Seawater Stress on Seed Germination of Bermuda Grass

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    邵世光; 孙鑫; 张雷; 郑霞; 梅景; 张辉

    2013-01-01

    To study the saline toleration of Bermuda grass [Cynodon dactylon (L.)Pers.] seeds,the seeds were treated with seawater of different concentrations; and then the seeds germination and seedlings growth were observed.The result showed that the germination rate and germination index under the seawater concentration of 5%,the germination vigor and simplified vigor index under the seawater concentration of 15% had no significant difference from the control group.The semi-lethal salt concentration reached to 20%~30%.It was indicated that the Bermuda grass seeds had well toleration to saline.The low concentration of the seawater could stimulate the growth of the radicles and leaves,the inhibition on the roots were greater than on the leaves when under higher concentration of seawater.%为研究狗牙根[Cynodon dactylon (L.)Pers.]种子对盐碱的耐受性,采用不同浓度的海水处理狗牙根种子,观察其萌发和幼苗生长情况.结果表明,狗牙根种子的发芽率和发芽指数在低于5%海水处理、发芽势和简化活力指数在低于15%海水处理时,均与对照组差异不显著;其耐盐半致死浓度为20%~30%,说明狗牙根种子对盐碱具有一定的耐受性.低浓度海水可以刺激狗牙根幼苗根、叶的生长,而较高浓度海水对狗牙根幼苗根的抑制程度大于叶.

  8. Phylogeny of 16S rRNA, Ribulose 1,5-Bisphosphate Carboxylase/Oxygenase, and Adenosine 5′-Phosphosulfate Reductase Genes from Gamma- and Alphaproteobacterial Symbionts in Gutless Marine Worms (Oligochaeta) from Bermuda and the Bahamas

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    2006-01-01

    Gutless oligochaetes are small marine worms that live in obligate associations with bacterial endosymbionts. While symbionts from several host species belonging to the genus Olavius have been described, little is known of the symbionts from the host genus Inanidrilus. In this study, the diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in Inanidrilus leukodermatus from Bermuda and Inanidrilus makropetalos from the Bahamas was investigated using comparative sequence analysis of the 16S rRNA gene and fluore...

  9. Direct comparison of {sup 210}Po, {sup 234}Th and POC particle-size distributions and export fluxes at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site

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    Stewart, Gillian, E-mail: gstewart@qc.cuny.ed [Queens College, CUNY Flushing, NY 11367 (United States); Moran, S. Bradley, E-mail: moran@gso.uri.ed [Graduate School of Oceanography, URI Narragansett, RI 02882 (United States); Lomas, Michael W., E-mail: Michael.Lomas@bios.ed [Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences, St. George' s, GE01 (Bermuda); Kelly, Roger P., E-mail: rokelly@gso.uri.ed [Graduate School of Oceanography, URI Narragansett, RI 02882 (United States)

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    Particle-reactive, naturally occurring radionuclides are useful tracers of the sinking flux of organic matter from the surface to the deep ocean. Since the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) began in 1987, the disequilibrium between {sup 234}Th and its parent {sup 238}U has become widely used as a technique to measure particle export fluxes from surface ocean waters. Another radionuclide pair, {sup 210}Po and {sup 210}Pb, can be used for the same purpose but has not been as widely adopted due to difficulty with accurately constraining the {sup 210}Po/{sup 210}Pb radiochemical balance in the ocean and because of the more time-consuming radiochemical procedures. Direct comparison of particle flux estimated in different ocean regions using these short-lived radionuclides is important in evaluating their utility and accuracy as tracers of particle flux. In this paper, we present paired {sup 234}Th/{sup 238}U and {sup 210}Po/{sup 210}Pb data from oligotrophic surface waters of the subtropical Northwest Atlantic and discuss their advantages and limitations. Vertical profiles of total and particle size-fractionated {sup 210}Po and {sup 234}Th activities, together with particulate organic carbon (POC) concentrations, were measured during three seasons at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site. Both {sup 210}Po and {sup 234}Th reasonably predict sinking POC flux caught in sediment traps, and each tracer provides unique information about the magnitude and efficiency of the ocean's biological pump.

  10. Re-description of Echiniscus cavagnaroi Schuster & Grigarick, 1966 (Tardigrada: Heterotardigrada: Echiniscoidea: Echiniscidae) from type material, with new records from Hawaii and Bermuda.

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    Meyer, Harry A

    2016-06-13

    The description of Echiniscus cavagnaroi Schuster & Grigarick, 1966 (Tardigrada: Heterotardigrada: Echiniscoidea: Echiniscidae) is emended with new morphometric measurements of the holotype and eleven paratypes. The length of Cirrus A in the holotype (25.2 μm) was only half the 50 μm reported in the original description. Moreover, the largest values for Cirrus A length and Cirrus A to body length ratio for any specimen (40.6 μm, 21%) were also lower than in the original description. Variation in the presence or absence of spines was considerably greater than originally described. Spines C, Dd and E were not present on all specimens (C present in 67%, Dd in 67%, E in 50%). The length of spines Dd and E, when present, varied greatly among specimens. The geographical range of E. cavagnaroi is expanded by new records from the Hawaiian Islands and Bermuda. The species has been reported from southern China; however, the published description of these specimens differs markedly from type specimens in several respects. The presence of E. cavagnaroi sensu stricto in China needs to be confirmed. The high variability in presence or absence and length of spines in Echiniscus cavagnaroi underscores the importance of assessing variability in these characteristics when identifying unknown specimens or describing new species in the genus. This requires using as many specimens as possible and fully reporting variability.

  11. Downward export of respiratory carbon and dissolved inorganic nitrogen by diel-migrant mesozooplankton at the JGOFS Bermuda time-series station

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    Dam, Hans G.; Roman, Michael R.; Youngbluth, Marsh J.

    1995-07-01

    Published calculations suggest that downward fluxes of respiratory carbon (RC) and dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) associated with diel-migrant zooplankton are significant forms of export production. In this study, we examined variability in downward fluxes of RC and DIN due to diel-migrant mesozooplankton (200-2000 μm) on seven occasions between 25 March and 8 April 1990 at the JGOFS (Joint Global Ocean Flux Study) station off Bermuda. Downward fluxes due to migrators crossing 150 m ranged from 6 to 41 mgC m -2 day -1 (RC) and 2 to 5 mgN m -2 day -1 (DIN). In comparison to gravitational fluxes of POC and PON measured with particle traps at 150m during the same period, mesozooplankton RC flux was 18-70% of POCflux and mesozooplankton DIN flux was 17-82% of PON flux. If the RC and DIN fluxes due to migrators are considered in calculations of export production, the percentage of the production exported below 150 m over the study period would increase by an average of 25% for carbon and 21% for nitrogen. These results support the contention that metabolic activities of diel-migrant zooplankton should be included in calculations of export of carbon and nitrogen out of the mixed layer.

  12. Re-description of Echiniscus cavagnaroi Schuster & Grigarick, 1966 (Tardigrada: Heterotardigrada: Echiniscoidea: Echiniscidae) from type material, with new records from Hawaii and Bermuda.

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    Meyer, Harry A

    2016-01-01

    The description of Echiniscus cavagnaroi Schuster & Grigarick, 1966 (Tardigrada: Heterotardigrada: Echiniscoidea: Echiniscidae) is emended with new morphometric measurements of the holotype and eleven paratypes. The length of Cirrus A in the holotype (25.2 μm) was only half the 50 μm reported in the original description. Moreover, the largest values for Cirrus A length and Cirrus A to body length ratio for any specimen (40.6 μm, 21%) were also lower than in the original description. Variation in the presence or absence of spines was considerably greater than originally described. Spines C, Dd and E were not present on all specimens (C present in 67%, Dd in 67%, E in 50%). The length of spines Dd and E, when present, varied greatly among specimens. The geographical range of E. cavagnaroi is expanded by new records from the Hawaiian Islands and Bermuda. The species has been reported from southern China; however, the published description of these specimens differs markedly from type specimens in several respects. The presence of E. cavagnaroi sensu stricto in China needs to be confirmed. The high variability in presence or absence and length of spines in Echiniscus cavagnaroi underscores the importance of assessing variability in these characteristics when identifying unknown specimens or describing new species in the genus. This requires using as many specimens as possible and fully reporting variability. PMID:27395245

  13. Iron profiles and speciation of the upper water column at the Bermuda Atlantic time-series Study site: a model based sensitivity study

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    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available A one-dimensional model of the biogeochemistry and speciation of iron is coupled with the General Ocean Turbulence Model (GOTM and a NPZD-type ecosystem model. The model is able to simulate the temporal patterns and vertical profiles of dissolved iron (dFe in the upper ocean at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study site reasonably well. Subsurface model profiles strongly depend on the parameter values chosen for the loss processes for iron, colloidal aggregation and scavenging onto particles. Current estimates for these parameters result in depletion of dFe. A high stability constant of iron-binding organic ligands is required to reproduce the observed degree of organic complexation below the mixed layer. A solubility of atmospherically deposited iron higher than 2% lead to dFe concentrations incompatible with observations. Despite neglecting ultraviolet radiation, the model produces diurnal variations and mean vertical profiles of H2O2 and iron species that are in good agreement with observations.

  14. Late Cretaceous Evolution of North Atlantic Deep Waters: Neodymium Isotopic Evidence From the Cape Verde Basin (DSDP Leg 41, Site 367) and Bermuda Rise (DSDP Leg 43, Site 386)

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    Jiménez, A.; MacLeod, K. G.; Martin, E. E.; Bourbon, E.

    2007-12-01

    The ɛNd values of Late Cretaceous fish teeth and fish debris have been determined for two deep- ocean sites in the North Atlantic: DSDP Site 367 in the Cape Verde Basin and DSDP Site 386 on Bermuda Rise. These samples provide the first Cretaceous ɛNd data for sediments deposited at depths of modern deep waters. As such they provide a novel perspective on the source and circulation of deep waters during the Late Cretaceous greenhouse climate including possible changes during ocean anoxic event 2 (OAE2). The fish remains analyzed exhibit good to excellent preservation and show coherent stratigraphic trends across lithologies ranging from carbonaceous black shales to carbonate-poor gray siltstones to red claystones. Unfortunately, fish debris is rare to absent in many samples, and tests are underway to determine whether dispersed Fe-Mn coatings provide a second reliable archive of bottom water values at these sites. At the Cape Verde site (eastern tropical North Atlantic), background ɛNd values are about -9 through most of the Late Cretaceous, and a positive excursion to -6.5 occurs during OAE2. At the Bermuda Rise site (western subtropical North Atlantic), Late Cretaceous ɛNd values are -6 to -8 but shift to -10 by the early Paleocene. The OAE2 interval, if present, has not yet been identified at Bermuda Rise. Values of -7 to -9 have been reported for fish debris and other phosphates from shelfal deposits of NW Tethys (Pucéat et al., 2005) and central Tethys (Soudry et al., 2006) suggesting North Atlantic deep waters could have been sourced largely within the North Atlantic-Tethyan region throughout much of the Late Cretaceous. However, the difference in ɛNd values between sites suggests that there may have been a relatively radiogenic component (e.g., Pacific waters) in deep waters on the west side of the mid-Atlantic Ridge. Further, the OAE2 excursion at the Cape Verde site indicates that at least some deep waters were affected during OAE2. Possible

  15. The 3He flux gauge in the Sargasso Sea: a determination of physical nutrient fluxes to the euphotic zone at the Bermuda Atlantic time series site

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    Stanley, R. H. R.; Jenkins, W. J.; Doney, S. C.; Lott, D. E., III

    2015-03-01

    We provide a new determination of the annual mean physical supply of nitrate to the euphotic zone in the western subtropical North Atlantic based on a three year time-series of measurements of tritiugenic 3He from 2003 to 2006 in the surface ocean at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site. We combine the 3He data with a sophisticated noble gas calibrated air-sea gas exchange model to constrain the 3He flux across the sea-air interface, which must closely balance the upward 3He flux into the euphotic zone. The product of the 3He flux and the observed subsurface nitrate-3He relationship provides an estimate of the minimum rate of new production in the BATS region. We also applied the gas model to an earlier time series of 3He measurements at BATS in order to recalculate new production fluxes for the 1985 to 1988 time period. The observations, despite an almost three-fold difference in the nitrate-3He relationship, yield a roughly consistent estimate of nitrate flux. In particular, the nitrate flux from 2003-2006 is estimated to be 0.65 ± 0.3 mol m-2 y-1, which is ~ 40% smaller than the calculated flux for the period from 1985 to 1988. The difference between the time periods, which is barely significant, may be due to a real difference in new production resulting from changes in subtropical mode water formation. Overall, the nitrate flux is larger than most estimates of export fluxes or net community production fluxes made locally for BATS site, which is likely a reflection of the larger spatial scale covered by the 3He technique and potentially also by decoupling of 3He and nitrate during obduction of water masses from the main thermocline into the upper ocean.

  16. Neonatal aerosol exposure to Bermuda grass allergen prevents subsequent induction of experimental allergic feline asthma: evidence for establishing early immunologic tolerance.

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    Heller, M C; Lee-Fowler, T M; Liu, H; Cohn, L A; Reinero, C R

    2014-07-15

    Allergic asthma is increasing in industrialized countries, especially in children. Rodent and human studies suggest an opportunity to "prevent" asthma in the perinatal period. The aims of this study were to create a more "natural" model of feline asthma by exposing offspring of asthmatic queens to Bermuda grass allergen (BGA) by inhalation only, and to investigate maternal-fetal-infant interactions in the development of asthma. Kittens from asthmatic queens were divided into four groups: maternal exposure to aerosolized BGA during the third trimester, neonatal exposure to aerosolized BGA in the first three months of life, both maternal and neonatal exposure, or saline control. Kittens failing to achieve an asthmatic phenotype based on bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) analysis by 6 months underwent traditional sensitization: adjuvanted allergen injection, intranasal allergen, and aerosol challenges. BALF was collected at 3, 4 and 6 months, and after sensitization at 8 months, and analyzed for eosinophil counts and BGA-specific IgG and IgA. Intradermal testing (IDT) was performed at 6 and 7 months. At six months none of the kittens had airway eosinophilia, BGA-specific IgG or IgA, and were non-responsive to IDT. After sensitization, kittens receiving neonatal aerosolization failed to develop airway eosinophilia as seen in the controls. Kittens exposed to BGA aerosols, either in-utero or neonatally, continued to lack IDT response. Chronic exposure to BGA aerosols failed to induce asthma in kittens, and instead tolerized the kittens to BGA. This is the first evidence that neonatal intervention could potentially "prevent" allergic asthma in cats. PMID:24704287

  17. 百慕大可转债的最优转换策略%The Optimal Conversion Strategies for Bermuda Convertible Bonds

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    宋丽平

    2014-01-01

    本文研究一个可以在 n 个离散时点上进行转换的百慕大可转换公司债券(简称可转债)模型。采用基于公司价值的可转债定价模型,在公司风险资产的价值遵循几何 Brown 运动,且股价具有稀释效应的情形下,对百慕大可转债的最优转换策略进行分析。研究结果表明,存在一个非负的常数临界值,当公司风险资产价值高于这个临界值时,可转债应转换;否则,不转换。%This paper is concerned with the model of Bermuda convertible corporate bonds(convertible bonds for short)with n discrete conversion times. By use of the pricing model of convertible bonds based on the companyˊs value,the optimal conversion strategies for Bermudian convertible bonds are analyzed in the case when the value of the company ˊs risk asset follows a geometric Brownian motion and the stocks have dilution effect. Results confirm that there is a non-negative constant threshold. Moreover,when the companyˊs risk asset value is higher than this threshold,convertible bonds should be converted;otherwise,they should not be converted.

  18. The 3He flux gauge in the Sargasso Sea: a determination of physical nutrient fluxes to the euphotic zone at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Site

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    Stanley, R. H. R.; Jenkins, W. J.; Doney, S. C.; Lott, D. E., III

    2015-09-01

    Significant rates of primary production occur in the oligotrophic ocean, without any measurable nutrients present in the mixed layer, fueling a scientific paradox that has lasted for decades. Here, we provide a new determination of the annual mean physical supply of nitrate to the euphotic zone in the western subtropical North Atlantic. We combine a 3-year time series of measurements of tritiugenic 3He from 2003 to 2006 in the surface ocean at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site with a sophisticated noble gas calibrated air-sea gas exchange model to constrain the 3He flux across the sea-air interface, which must closely mirror the upward 3He flux into the euphotic zone. The product of the 3He flux and the observed subsurface nitrate-3He relationship provides an estimate of the minimum rate of new production in the BATS region. We also apply the gas model to an earlier time series of 3He measurements at BATS in order to recalculate new production fluxes for the 1985 to 1988 time period. The observations, despite an almost 3-fold difference in the nitrate-3He relationship, yield a roughly consistent estimate of nitrate flux. In particular, the nitrate flux from 2003 to 2006 is estimated to be 0.65 ± 0.14 mol m-2 yr-1, which is ~40 % smaller than the calculated flux for the period from 1985 to 1988. The difference in nitrate flux between the time periods may be signifying a real difference in new production resulting from changes in subtropical mode water formation. Overall, the nitrate flux is larger than most estimates of export fluxes or net community production fluxes made locally for the BATS site, which is likely a reflection of the larger spatial scale covered by the 3He technique and potentially also by the decoupling of 3He and nitrate during the obduction of water masses from the main thermocline into the upper ocean. The upward nitrate flux is certainly large enough to support observed rates of primary production at BATS and more generally

  19. Overview of the US JGOFS Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS): a decade-scale look at ocean biology and biogeochemistry

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    Steinberg, Deborah K.; Carlson, Craig A.; Bates, Nicholas R.; Johnson, Rodney J.; Michaels, Anthony F.; Knap, Anthony H.

    The Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) commenced monthly sampling in October 1988 as part of the US Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) program. The goals of the US JGOFS time-series research are to better understand the basic processes that control ocean biogeochemistry on seasonal to decadal time-scales, determine the role of the oceans in the global carbon budget, and ultimately improve our ability to predict the effects of climate change on ecosystems. The BATS program samples the ocean on a biweekly to monthly basis, a strategy that resolves major seasonal patterns and interannual variability. The core cruises last 4-5 d during which hydrography, nutrients, particle flux, pigments and primary production, bacterioplankton abundance and production, and often complementary ancillary measurements are made. This overview focuses on patterns in ocean biology and biogeochemistry over a decade at the BATS site, concentrating on seasonal and interannual changes in community structure, and the physical forcing and other factors controlling the temporal dynamics. Significant seasonal and interannual variability in phytoplankton and bacterioplankton production, biomass, and community structure exists at BATS. No strong relationship exists between primary production and particle flux during the 10 yr record, with the relationship slightly improved by applying an artificial lag of 1 week between production and flux. The prokaryotic picoplankton regularly dominate the phytoplankton community; diatom blooms are rare but occur periodically in the BATS time series. The increase in Chl a concentrations during bloom periods is due to increases by most of the taxa present, rather than by any single group, and there is seasonal succession of phytoplankton. The bacterioplankton often dominate the living biomass, indicating the potential to consume large amounts of carbon and play a major ecological role within the microbial food web. Bacterial biomass, production, and

  20. Isotopic composition of skeleton-bound organic nitrogen in reef-building symbiotic corals: A new method and proxy evaluation at Bermuda

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    Wang, X. T.; Sigman, D. M.; Cohen, A. L.; Sinclair, D. J.; Sherrell, R. M.; Weigand, M. A.; Erler, D. V.; Ren, H.

    2015-01-01

    The skeleton-bound organic nitrogen in reef-building symbiotic corals may be a high-resolution archive of ocean nitrogen cycle dynamics and a tool for understanding coral biogeochemistry and physiological processes. However, the existing methods for measuring the isotopic composition of coral skeleton-bound organic nitrogen (hereafter, CS-δ15N) either require too much skeleton material or have low precision, limiting the applications of this relatively new proxy. In addition, the controlling factors on CS-δ15N remain poorly understood: the δ15N of source nitrogen and the internal nitrogen cycle of the coral/zooxanthellae symbiosis may both be important. Here, we describe a new ("persulfate/denitrifier"-based) method for measuring CS-δ15N, requiring only 5 mg of skeleton material and yielding a long-term precision better than 0.2‰ (1σ). Using this new method, we investigate CS-δ15N at Bermuda. Ten modern Diploria labyrinthiformis coral cores/colonies from 4 sampling sites were measured for CS-δ15N. Nitrogen concentrations (nitrate + nitrite, ammonium, and dissolved organic nitrogen) and δ15N of plankton were also measured at these coral sites. Among the 4 sampling sites, CS-δ15N shows an increase with proximity to the island, from ∼3.8‰ to ∼6.8‰ vs. atmospheric N2, with the northern offshore site having a CS-δ15N 1-2‰ higher than the δ15N of thermocline nitrate in the surrounding Sargasso Sea. Two annually resolved CS-δ15N time series suggest that the offshore-inshore CS-δ15N gradient has persisted since at least the 1970s. Plankton δ15N among these 4 sites also has an inshore increase, but of only ∼1‰. Coral physiological change must explain the remaining (∼2‰) inshore increase in CS-δ15N, and previous work points to the coral/zooxanthellae N cycle as a control on host tissue (and thus carbonate skeletal) δ15N. The CS-δ15N gradient is hypothesized to result mainly from varying efficiency in the internal nitrogen recycling of the

  1. 匍匐翦股颖和狗牙根原生质体融合研究%Study on Protoplast Fusion of Creeping Bentgrass and Bermuda Grass

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    梁雪莲; 陈平; 佘伟标; 黄黉

    2009-01-01

    After several generations of successive transferation and suspension culture, the best sus- pended cell materials of Creeping Bentgrass and Bermuda grass were selected. Their cell wall were re- moved and carried on the protoplast fusion. The objective of this research was to find a new method to im- prove turf quality. The results indicated that. (1) The optimal enzymolysis solution involved 1.5% cellu- lases, 0.1% pectolase, and 0.7M mannitol; and 10 hours was the best enzymolysis time. In addition, pre- treatment of the protoplast in sugar solution before the enzymolysis had better effect. (2) The fusion agents included 30% PEG4000,15mmol/L CaCl2·2H2O,0.5mmol/L KH2PO4·H2O and 0.5mol/L mannitol, and pH 7.5 . Before fusion, adjusted the protoplast volume density to 2×105/mL. (3) The cell fu- sion rates of the two turf materials was 50%, 30min of fusion time would be better to reduce coenocytia, the hybrid cells seemed to be monstrous but with high vitality.%以匍匐翦股颖克罗米和狗牙根新农1号为材料,通过愈伤诱导、继代和悬浮培养,进而细胞融合来探讨草坪草品种改良的新方法.结果表明:(1)匍匐翦股颖和狗牙根原生质体融合时酶解液的最佳组合为:1.5%纤维素酶、0.1%果胶酶、0.7M甘露醇,10h酶解时间,且酶解前应用高渗溶液预处理效果更佳;(2)细胞融合时,原生质体密度2×106个/mL,融合剂由30%的PEG4000、15mmol/L CaCl2·2H2O、0.5mmol/L KH2PO4·H2O、0.5mol/L甘露醇组成,并调pH至7.5效果较好;(3)匍匐翦股颖和狗牙根细胞PEG融合率约为5%,以30min融合时间效果较好,产生的多核融合体少,杂种细胞多呈条形,具有较强的活力.

  2. The Bermuda Triangle of Education.

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    Bertrand, Yves

    The pedagogical triangle of teacher, learner, and subject matter has in its center a fourth element: the communication system. Each feature of the pedagogical triangle, and the communication system as well, relies on a very important cultural component. Problems occur when communication processes in a classroom are fragmented and related to…

  3. MONOGENEA OF EXOTIC FISHES I.DESCRIPTION OF Salsuginus bermudae FROM Gambusia affinis FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CHINA%外来鱼类单殖吸虫研究Ⅰ.食蚊鱼寄生百慕大伴盐虫Salsuginus bermudae首次在我国检出

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    熊向英; 丁雪娟

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports a newly recorded monogenean in China, Salsuginus bermudae Rand & Wiles, 1987, found on the gills of an exotic fish, Gambusia affinis Baird and Girard, from Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. The shape of our specimens basically agrees with the original description except for the dimensions of the whole worms, the shape of the connective bars and the number of the marginal hooks.%记录采自广东广州食蚊鱼Gambusia-affinis鳃上的1种单殖吸虫——百慕大伴盐虫Salsuginus bermudae Rand & Wiles,1987.所获标本与Rand & Wiles的原始描述基本一致,但在量度、边缘小钩数量、联结片的结构上略有差异.伴盐虫属及百慕大伴盐虫均为我国首次报道.

  4. Produção de forragem em pastagem de bermuda sobre-semeada com aveia e azevém Forage production on bermudagrass sod seeding with oat and ryegrass

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi comparar dois sistemas forrageiros manejados com vacas da raça Holandesa. Os sistemas foram constituídos por pastagem de bermuda (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers cv. "Coastcross" sobre-semeada com aveia preta (Avena strigosa Schreb. cv. "Comum" e azevém (Lolium multiflorum Lam. cv. "Comum" e aveia e azevém em cultivo estreme. Foram conduzidos oito pastejos (de 09/06/04 a 13/10/04 e de 02/08/05 a 29/10/05, sendo avaliada a massa de forragem pré e pós-pastejo, a taxa de acúmulo diário de matéria seca (MS, a produção total de forragem, a oferta de forragem, a composição botânica, a biomassa total de lâminas foliares e carga animal. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas (P>0,05 para os referidos parâmetros. A produção total de MS, a taxa de acúmulo diário de MS e a carga animal foram de 8467,9; 7105,7kg de MS ha-1; 54,1 e 69,2kg de MS ha-1 dia-1; 1050,8 e 925,5kg de peso vivo ha-1, para a pastagem de bermuda sobre-semeada com aveia e azevém e para a pastagem anual, respectivamente. Houve maior participação de lâminas foliares de aveia na pastagem constituída por aveia e azevém (P0,05 entre os sistemas forrageiros quanto à produção total de biomassa de lâminas foliares. Estes resultados indicam que o sistema forrageiro constituído por bermuda sobre-semeada com aveia e azevém, utilizada no período hibernal, pode ser usada em condições climáticas similares às do presente estudo.This study was aimed at comparing two pasture-based systems grazed by Holstein cows. The systems were sod seeding of black oat (Avena strigosa Schreb. cv. Common and ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam. cv. Common in bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers cv. Coastcross and oat and ryegrass mixture in extreme cultivation. From 06/09/04 to 10/13/04 and 08/02/05 to 10/29/05, in eight grazing periods, the pregraze and postgraze herbage mass, dry matter (DM daily acumulation rate, total dry matter production

  5. Phylogeny of 16S rRNA, ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase, and adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate reductase genes from gamma- and alphaproteobacterial symbionts in gutless marine worms (oligochaeta) from Bermuda and the Bahamas.

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    Blazejak, Anna; Kuever, Jan; Erséus, Christer; Amann, Rudolf; Dubilier, Nicole

    2006-08-01

    Gutless oligochaetes are small marine worms that live in obligate associations with bacterial endosymbionts. While symbionts from several host species belonging to the genus Olavius have been described, little is known of the symbionts from the host genus Inanidrilus. In this study, the diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in Inanidrilus leukodermatus from Bermuda and Inanidrilus makropetalos from the Bahamas was investigated using comparative sequence analysis of the 16S rRNA gene and fluorescence in situ hybridization. As in all other gutless oligochaetes examined to date, I. leukodermatus and I. makropetalos harbor large, oval bacteria identified as Gamma 1 symbionts. The presence of genes coding for ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase form I (cbbL) and adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate reductase (aprA) supports earlier studies indicating that these symbionts are chemoautotrophic sulfur oxidizers. Alphaproteobacteria, previously identified only in the gutless oligochaete Olavius loisae from the southwest Pacific Ocean, coexist with the Gamma 1 symbionts in both I. leukodermatus and I. makropetalos, with the former harboring four and the latter two alphaproteobacterial phylotypes. The presence of these symbionts in hosts from such geographically distant oceans as the Atlantic and Pacific suggests that symbioses with alphaproteobacterial symbionts may be widespread in gutless oligochaetes. The high phylogenetic diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in two species of the genus Inanidrilus, previously known only from members of the genus Olavius, shows that the stable coexistence of multiple symbionts is a common feature in gutless oligochaetes.

  6. Phylogeny of 16S rRNA, Ribulose 1,5-Bisphosphate Carboxylase/Oxygenase, and Adenosine 5′-Phosphosulfate Reductase Genes from Gamma- and Alphaproteobacterial Symbionts in Gutless Marine Worms (Oligochaeta) from Bermuda and the Bahamas

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    Blazejak, Anna; Kuever, Jan; Erséus, Christer; Amann, Rudolf; Dubilier, Nicole

    2006-01-01

    Gutless oligochaetes are small marine worms that live in obligate associations with bacterial endosymbionts. While symbionts from several host species belonging to the genus Olavius have been described, little is known of the symbionts from the host genus Inanidrilus. In this study, the diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in Inanidrilus leukodermatus from Bermuda and Inanidrilus makropetalos from the Bahamas was investigated using comparative sequence analysis of the 16S rRNA gene and fluorescence in situ hybridization. As in all other gutless oligochaetes examined to date, I. leukodermatus and I. makropetalos harbor large, oval bacteria identified as Gamma 1 symbionts. The presence of genes coding for ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase form I (cbbL) and adenosine 5′-phosphosulfate reductase (aprA) supports earlier studies indicating that these symbionts are chemoautotrophic sulfur oxidizers. Alphaproteobacteria, previously identified only in the gutless oligochaete Olavius loisae from the southwest Pacific Ocean, coexist with the Gamma 1 symbionts in both I. leukodermatus and I. makropetalos, with the former harboring four and the latter two alphaproteobacterial phylotypes. The presence of these symbionts in hosts from such geographically distant oceans as the Atlantic and Pacific suggests that symbioses with alphaproteobacterial symbionts may be widespread in gutless oligochaetes. The high phylogenetic diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in two species of the genus Inanidrilus, previously known only from members of the genus Olavius, shows that the stable coexistence of multiple symbionts is a common feature in gutless oligochaetes. PMID:16885306

  7. Application of endocrine disruptor screening program fish short-term reproduction assay: Reproduction and endocrine function in fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) and killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) exposed to Bermuda pond sediment.

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    Fort, Douglas J; Mathis, Michael; Fort, Chelsea E; Fort, Hayley M; Bacon, Jamie P

    2015-06-01

    A modified tier 1 Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) 21-d fish short-term reproduction assay (FSTRA) was used to evaluate the effects of sediment exposure from freshwater and brackish ponds in Bermuda on reproductive fecundity and endocrine function in fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) and killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus). Reproductively active male and female fish were exposed to control sediment and sediment from 2 freshwater ponds (fathead minnow) and 2 marine ponds (killifish) contaminated with polyaromatic hydrocarbons and metals via flow-through exposure for 21 d. Reproductive fecundity was monitored daily. At termination, the status of the reproductive endocrine system was assessed by the gonadosomatic index, gonadal histology, plasma steroids (estrogen [E2], testosterone [T], and 11-ketotestosterone [11-KT]), steroidogenic enzymes (aromatase and combined 3β/17β -hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase [3β/17β-HSD]), and plasma vitellogenin (VTG). Decreased reproductive fecundity, lower male body weight, and altered endocrinological measures of reproductive status were observed in both species. Higher plasma T levels in female minnows and 11-KT levels in both male and female minnows and female killifish exposed to freshwater and brackish sediments, respectively. Decreased female E2 and VTG levels and gonadal cytochrome P19 (aromatase) activity were also found in sediment exposed females from both species. No effect on female 3β/17β-HSD activity was found in either species. The FSTRA provided a robust model capable of modification to evaluate reproductive effects of sediment exposure in fish. PMID:25565366

  8. Effects of Pruning Frequency on the Spring Succession of the Bermuda Lawn with Cross-Sowing of Perennial Ryegrass%修剪频率对狗牙根草坪交播多年生黑麦草春季演替的影响

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    戴文; 郑鑫; 高起荣

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    在长江中下游气候过渡带地区,暖季型草坪交播冷季型草坪草是延长草坪全年绿色的技术保障。本研究以建植3年的杂交狗牙根328为基础草坪,在秋季交播多年生黑麦草,测定了春季返青演替阶段修剪频率对交播草坪演替的影响。试验结果表明,狗牙根草坪交播多年生黑麦草,春季采用的修剪频率会促进狗牙根的生长,从而加速了草种的演替。%In the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River, a climate transition zone, cross-sowing of cool-season turfgrass for the warm-season lawn is a technical support for extending green period all the year round. In the study the basic lawn, a 3-year-old lawn established with hybrid 328 Bermuda grass, was cross-sown with perennial ryegrass in autumn. The effects of pruning frequency on the succession of the cross-sown lawn were measured in spring green-up succession period. The results showed that the pruning frequency adopted in spring for the Bermuda lawn with cross-sowing of perennial ryegrass could promote growth of Bermuda grass and speed up the succession of the grass species.

  9. Crescimento de folhas do capim-bermuda tifton 85 submetido à adubação nitrogenada após o corte Leaf growth of tifton 85 bermudagrass submitted to nitrogen fertilization after cutting

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a influência de doses e épocas de aplicação de nitrogênio após o corte no fator de correção de área foliar, na taxa de alongamento de folhas e no comprimento e área da lâmina foliar do capim-bermuda tifton 85 (Cynodon spp foram conduzidos dois experimentos em casa de vegetação. Ambos os experimentos foram estabelecidos em vasos com capacidade para 7 kg de terra, com solo classificado como Neossolo Quartzarênico Órtico típico, em esquema fatorial 4 × 2, para avaliação de quatro doses de nitrogênio (0, 80, 160 e 240 mg kg-1 de solo e duas épocas de aplicação (imediatamente após o corte e sete dias após o corte das plantas. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos completos ao acaso, com quatro repetições. Com o fornecimento de nitrogênio, observou-se diminuição no fator de correção de área foliar. O nitrogênio proporciona variação positiva no comprimento foliar, na área da lâmina foliar e na taxa de alongamento da folha, variações que ocorreram em maior grandeza entre a não-aplicação de nitrogênio e a dose de 80 mg kg-1 de solo.With the objective of evaluating the influence of nitrogen rates and application time after cutting on correction factor for leaf area, on leaf elongation rate and on blade leaf length and area of tifton 85 bermudagrass (Cynodon spp, two experiments were carried out in a greenhouse. Both experiments were established in pots with capacity for 7 kg of soil classified as Entisol, in a 4 × 2 factorial scheme, for evaluation of four nitrogen rates (0, 80, 160 and 240 mg kg-1 of soil and two application times (immediately after cutting and seven days after cutting of the plants. It was used a complete randomized block design, with four replications. As nitrogen was supplied, it was observed a decrease in the correction factor for leaf area. There is a predominance of positive effects of nitrogen on leaf length, on leaf blade area and on leaf elongation rate

  10. Effect of low temperature on phytohormones and carbohydrates metabolism in Ber-muda grass%低温胁迫对狗牙根激素和碳水化合物代谢的影响

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    杨勇; 娄燕宏; 杨知建; 向佐湘; 徐庆国; 胡龙兴

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    以杂交狗牙根品种天堂419,天堂328,老鹰草,运动百慕大和普通狗牙根品种保定狗牙根为试验材料,分析了人工模拟昼夜温度为适温(30℃/25℃)、亚适温(18℃/10℃)、冷害(8℃/4℃)和冻害(4℃/-4℃)等4种梯度降温冷驯化条件下,低温胁迫对狗牙根叶片细胞膜稳定性、叶绿素含量、内源激素(ABA、IAA,GA3和 tZR)以及可溶性糖、淀粉、果聚糖、总非结构性糖等碳水化合物代谢的影响。结果表明:随着温度的降低,狗牙根叶片的电导率显著升高,叶绿素含量下降,内源激素 ABA 含量升高,而 IAA,GA3和 tZR 含量均下降;碳水化合物中可溶性糖、果糖和总非结构性糖含量在5个品种中均呈不同程度的升高,但不同品种在冷驯化过程中不同温度处理下其变化差异较大,如天堂328、老鹰草和运动百慕大的淀粉含量下降;天堂419的淀粉含量变化不大,而保定狗牙根的淀粉含量则呈上升趋势。综合分析各生理指标的变化,5个狗牙根品种的抗寒能力强弱为:保定狗牙根最弱,而天堂419,老鹰草、天堂328和运动百慕大耐寒能力依次较强。低温胁迫下积累或维持较高的内源激素 ABA、GA3、IAA、tZR和碳水化合物可溶性糖和果聚糖可能是耐寒性较强的主要原因,这些代谢物的积累或维持有助于狗牙根细胞内渗透平衡和细胞膜稳定性的维持,延缓叶片的枯黄衰老和诱导抗性相关基因或蛋白的表达从而提高了狗牙根品种的抗寒能力。%To investigate the effects of modulated cold acclimation on the leaf membrane stability,chlorophyll content,endogenous hormones (ABA,IAA,GA3 ,tZR),and carbohydrate (soluble sugars,starch,fructan, total nonstructural carbohydrates)metabolism,five Bermuda grass cultivars,Tifway,Tifgreen,Tifsport, Tifeagle and Baoding were selected and treated under a range of temperatures

  11. Inhibiton of Yellow Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L. and Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers by a Mulch Derived from Rye (Secale cereale L. in grapevines Inhibición del Crecimiento de Chufa (Cyperus esculentus L. y Pasto Bermuda (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers. con mulch Vegetal Proveniente de Centeno (Secale cereale L. en Vides

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    Juan Ormeño-Núñez

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Two field trials (Los Andes 1998-1999 and Santiago 2004-2005 were carried out to determine growth inhibition of yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L. and bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers., growing on the plantation row, by mulch derived from a rye (Secale cereale L. cover crop established between grapevine (Vitis vinifera L. rows on overhead (cv. Flame Seedless and vertical (cv. Cabernet Sauvignon training. Spring mowing of the rye sown in the fall allowed for developing a thick and long lasting mulch along the grape rows. Nutsedge and bermudagrass control was 81 and 82%, respectively, and was more effective than conventional chemical (in the row + mechanical (between rows control. Glyphosate at 2% for nutsedge and 1% for bermudagrass control, applied twice (October and December, was insufficient to control either perennial weed adequately. Total broadleaved and grass/sedge weed control was 67.3 and 43.0% more effective with the rye mulch than with conventional treatments at Los Andes and Santiago, respectively. Perennial weed control levels could be explained as the new foliage of yellow nutsedge and bermudagrass was particularly susceptible to the shading provided by the rye mulch assembled prior to mid spring shoot emergence, and this effect remained active up until the beginning of autumn. The subsequent rye foliage mowing at the vegetative stage fully expressed the allelopathic effect produced by this local rye cultivar. The use of rye cover crop management and mulch could be applied as an effective weed control technique in conventional, as well as organic deciduous tree orchards.En dos ensayos de campo (Los Andes 1998-1999 y Santiago 2004-2005 se determinó el efecto inhibitorio sobre chufa (Cyperus esculentus L. y pasto bermuda (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers. de residuos de centeno (Secale cereale L. establecido en otoño entre las hileras de vides (Vitis vinifera L. en parronal (cv. Flame Seedless y espaldera (cv. Cabernet Sauvignon

  12. The Bermuda Agreement on Telecommunications 1945

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    Collins, R.

    2012-01-01

    The end of the Second World War saw global telecommunications governance renegotiated. The dominant British Imperial (later Commonwealth) network experienced multiple changes: the tightly integrated and collaborative imperial governance system fell away as the governing partners increasingly pursued their own, rather than a collective agendas and as the ‘imperial’ company, Cable and Wireless', dominance gave way to a competition and interconnection based regime as American firms and their net...

  13. 78 FR 52099 - Onions Other Than Bermuda-Granex-Grano/Creole; Bermuda-Granex-Grano

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    2013-08-22

    ... mixed colors of onions, primarily in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Texas. In addition, Marketing Order... Washington State, which is outside of marketing order 958, has packed mixed colors of larger Walla Walla type... permitting mixed colors when designated as a specialty or mixed pack will facilitate the marketing of...

  14. Multibeam collection for BermudaCaves2009: Multibeam data collected aboard Endurance from 2009-09-05 to 2009-09-30, departing from Flatts Village, Bermuda and returning to Flatts Village, Bermuda

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  15. Multibeam collection for RC2511: Multibeam data collected aboard Robert Conrad from 1984-09-13 to 1984-10-14, departing from Bermuda and returning to Bermuda

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  16. Business culture in the Caribbean region: differences and similarities between Jamaica, Barbados and Bermuda.

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    MUJURU, SHEPHERD

    2012-01-01

    Globalization has led to the creation of extensive business networks and collaboration around the world, which business organizations should not ignore if they are to survive and grow in these volatile markets of the 21st century. However, cultural diversity is one of many barriers limiting the smooth foreign market entry for business organizations, executive managers and other in-ternational employees. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate specific business cultural elements of thr...

  17. Appendix to the contribution by G.B. Engelen on the origin of the Bermuda Rise

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    Bemmelen, R.W. van

    1964-01-01

    The basic concepts of the contribution, according to the undation theory as it stands presently are as follows. The earth’s surface is not a pure ellipsoid of rotation, but a geoid which shows extensive bulges and depressions (geo-undations). The physico-chemical processes disturb the theostatic and

  18. Bermuda: Bidirectional de novo assembly of transcripts with new insights for handling uneven coverage

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    Tang, Qingming; Wang, Sheng; Jian PENG; Ma, Jianzhu; Xu, Jinbo

    2015-01-01

    Motivation: RNA-seq has made feasible the analysis of a whole set of expressed mRNAs. Mapping-based assembly of RNA-seq reads sometimes is infeasible due to lack of high-quality references. However, de novo assembly is very challenging due to uneven expression levels among transcripts and also the read coverage variation within a single transcript. Existing methods either apply de Bruijn graphs of single-sized k-mers to assemble the full set of transcripts, or conduct multiple runs of assembl...

  19. Lessons in "Letting Go": Exploring Constraints on the Culturally Relevant Teaching of Mathematics in Bermuda

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    Matthews, Lou Edward

    2008-01-01

    Culturally relevant pedagogy has been highly regarded in its ability to impact the mathematics education outcomes of Black children as it is framed from the "wisdom-of-practice" of exemplary teachers, and recasts teaching as an intellectual, cultural, political, and social endeavor. This study illuminates the challenges in drawing potential by…

  20. Population Structure of Montastraea cavernosa on Shallow versus Mesophotic Reefs in Bermuda

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    Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley; Chiara Marchini; Alex D Chequer; Stefano Goffredo

    2015-01-01

    Mesophotic coral reef ecosystems remain largely unexplored with only limited information available on taxonomic composition, abundance and distribution. Yet, mesophotic reefs may serve as potential refugia for shallow-water species and thus understanding biodiversity, ecology and connectivity of deep reef communities is integral for resource management and conservation. The Caribbean coral, Montastraea cavernosa, is considered a depth generalist and is commonly found at mesophotic depths. We ...

  1. Insurance Supervision in Bermuda Areas%百慕大地区的保险监管

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    苗伟

    2001-01-01

    @@ 一、百慕大保险市场 近三十年来,百慕大地区的经济一直保持繁荣发展.旅游业和国际商业是百慕大的支柱产业,而保险业占据了国际商业的主要部分.世界闻名的百慕大保险市场是从一个自保市场发展而成的.在20世纪70年代至90年代,自保市场在百慕大获得长足发展,直到今天还在继续扩张.百慕大地区为专业自保公司提供优惠政策和良好的市场环境,尽力吸引更多的专业自保公司选择百慕大作为公司注册地.作为全球久负盛名的离岸金融中心,百慕大的优势在于:

  2. Teacher-Perceived Barriers to Integrating Instructional Technology in a Bermuda Senior High School

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    Henry-Young, Marcia

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to identify, classify, and interpret, through the lived experiences of teachers, the subjective barriers to the use of new communications technology in the classroom. Three questions guided this study: (a) What in the teacher's experience prevented him or her in the adoption and active use…

  3. The Bermuda Triangle of American Education: Pure Traditionalism, Pure Progressivism, and Good Intentions

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    Pogrow, Stanley

    2006-01-01

    The pendulum has been swinging back and forth between traditional and progressive educational approaches for more than 100 years, but we still haven't figured out how to reduce the learning gap. In this first article in a two-part series, Mr. Pogrow suggests fundamental policy changes and argues for finding ways to combine the best of the…

  4. 渝黔高速"百慕大"%The "Bermudas" in Yu-Qian Highway

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    周安乐

    2006-01-01

    @@ 我刊于今年第5期发表了"高速路上的'百慕大'"一文,很多读者对此表示关注. 近日,交通部专家破解了这段高速公路车祸频发之谜,并指出其根本原因所在:

  5. Salapärane spioonikolmnurk Moskva-Washington-Bermuda / Mikk Salu

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    Salu, Mikk, 1975-

    2007-01-01

    Briti agentidena esinenud detektiivid petsid audiitorfirmast KMPG välja saladokumente, niidid viivad Venemaale. Vt. samas: Spiooniskandaal Hewlett-Packardis. Kommenteerib ekskriminaalpolitseinik Koit Pikaro

  6. The Un-mystery of the Bermuda Triangle%百慕大三角揭密

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    Michael McNamara; 田金美

    2005-01-01

    “百慕大三角”是指西起佛罗里达州、北至百慕大群岛、南抵波多黎各的一片大西洋三角海域。它是当今世界上最神秘的地方之一,可事实上百慕大三角并不神秘。

  7. Multibeam collection for A129L3: Multibeam data collected aboard Atlantis II from 1993-03-24 to 1993-04-02, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to St. George's, Bermuda

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  8. Multibeam collection for AII4L2: Multibeam data collected aboard Atlantis II from 1986-05-17 to 1986-06-18, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to St. George's, Bermuda

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  9. Multibeam collection for AT07L35: Multibeam data collected aboard Atlantis from 2003-05-26 to 2003-06-17, departing from Bermuda and returning to Bermuda

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  10. A case of symptomatic mass in the right iliac fossa: a Bermuda Triangle which often lies the right diagnosis.

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    Panarese, Alessandra; Pironi, Daniele; Pontone, Stefano; Vendettuoli, Maurizio; De Cristofaro, Flaminia; Antonelli, Manila; Romani, Annamaria; Filippini, Angelo

    2014-01-01

    Disease of the iliac fossa can often be accompanied by non-specific symptoms and some of these are exclusively caused by the compression of bulky masses of other neighboring structures. In young women a differential diagnosis is a non trivial task as several possible causes have to be taken into account. Thus, intraligamentary tumors, which are extremely rare finding, are frequently confused with uterus, ovary or intestinal tumors. Even if myomas are the most benign tumors of the female genital tract, broad ligament leiomyomas are an unusual finding in women of reproductive age. These tumors are often asymptomatic until they reach a volume likely to cause symptoms related to the mass pressure. An accurate patient's anamnesis and examination serve as a guide to further examinations. Ultrasound is the first line imaging as it can show ovarian or other pelvic mass and doesn't involve exposure to radiations in young patients, who can be pregnant. We describe the clinical presentation and imaging features of a broad ligament leiomyoma, which presented as an inguinal mass in a patient with a right iliac fossa pain. We also report our diagnostic process performing the differential diagnosis with other potential pathologies of RIF. In these cases, a preoperative disease classification discriminating the benign or malignant tumor nature is closely linked to the proper patient management.

  11. Library holdings for Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves 2009 on the R/V Endurance between 20090905 and 20090930

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Library Catalog may include: Data Management Plans, Cruise Plans, Cruise Summary Reports, Scientific "Quick Look Reports", Video Annotation Logs, Image Collections,...

  12. Mercosur-Tlcan-UE: triángulo atlántico o triángulo de las bermudas

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    Grandi, Jorge

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aborda as relações externas do Mercosul, no âmbito do que o autor chama de novo triângulo, envolvendo o Tlcan ou Nafta, a União Européia e o Mercosul. O autor recupera os antecedentes históricos da constituição atual dos blocos na América, bem como de suas mútuas relações e tece considerações sobre os possíveis desdobramentos das mesmas

  13. A Bermuda Triangle?Balancing Protection, Participation and Proof in Criminal Proceedings affecting Child Victims and Witnesses

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    Annemarieke Beijer

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Since the adoption of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child in 1989, the right to participation has been recognised internationally as one of the general principles of children's legal status. It adds a new dimension to the existing and already problematic balance between the protection of the child victim and witness on the one hand and the fairness of the criminal proceedings on the other. In this article, we focus on the position of the child victim and witness in criminal proceedings and the complexity of the different roles he or she plays in this specific legal context, especially in child abuse cases: the child victim and witness that needs to be protected, the child as a vital source of information to the judicial authorities and the child as a person under the age of eighteen who has the right to participate. After having explored the meaning of the right to participate and its consequences for the way criminal proceedings should be conducted, we will address the position of the child witness in Europe and the United States of America. The rules and regulations regarding child witnesses in these two regions are based on different premises as do their assumptions on how to acquire the most reliable testimony. This article aims to clarify these premises in order to define the biggest challenges regarding the implementation of the right to participation of child victims and witnesses in criminal proceedings.

  14. 百慕大三角--虚构之谜%Bermuda Triangle--the Enigma of Fabrication

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    涂建华

    2001-01-01

    @@ 百慕大群岛、波多黎各岛和佛罗里达半岛以西墨西湾中的部分所构成的三角形海域,就是传言所指的百慕大三角区,它的传闻与沉船、死亡和神秘力量联系在一起.各种流行的出版物称:16世纪初西班牙和英国的冒险家从美洲掠夺珍宝,从佛罗里达半岛起航经百慕大返回本土时,常常遭遇莫名其妙的海难.遇难的船只据称有300多艘,其中最有名的有如"艾伦·奥斯汀"号弃船事件和1945年第19飞行大队的失踪事件.

  15. Exploration of Bermuda Triangle in Obstetrics%探索产科领域的百慕大之谜

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    邵勇; 姚珍薇

    2005-01-01

    妊娠肝内胆汁淤积症(ICP)往往在妊娠晚期发生胎儿猝死,但机制尚不清楚.孕妇和胎儿体内高浓度胆汁酸水平是ICP的显著临床特点.胆汁酸对实验动物心肌细胞具有毒性作用.深入研究胆汁酸对胎儿心脏的毒性作用,有可能揭示胎儿死亡之谜.

  16. A Bermuda Triangle?
    Balancing Protection, Participation and Proof in Criminal Proceedings affecting Child Victims and Witnesses

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    Annemarieke Beijer; Ton Liefaard

    2011-01-01

    Since the adoption of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child in 1989, the right to participation has been recognised internationally as one of the general principles of children's legal status. It adds a new dimension to the existing and already problematic balance between the protection of the child victim and witness on the one hand and the fairness of the criminal proceedings on the other. In this article, we focus on the position of the child victim and witness in criminal proceedin...

  17. Pseudascarophis brasiliensis sp. nov. (Nematoda: Cystidicolidae parasitic in the Bermuda chub Kyphosus sectatrix (Perciformes: Kyphosidae from southeastern Brazil

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    Felipe Bisaggio Pereira

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A new species of Pseudascarophis (Nematoda: Cystidicolidae found in the stomach of Kyphosus sectatrix (Linnaeus (Kyphosidae, off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is described. The new species can be differentiated from the other congeners by the presence of lateral alae, distinct but inconspicuous cephalic papillae at the anterior end, three pairs of precloacal and one pair of adcloacal papillae in males, egg morphology and morphometry of glandular oesophagus and spicules. Pseudascarophis tropica is transferred to Ascarophis as Ascarophis tropica (Solov'eva comb. n. due to its ambiguous diagnosis.

  18. Oxidative modifications, mitochondrial dysfunction, and impaired protein degradation in Parkinson's disease: how neurons are lost in the Bermuda triangle

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    Malkus Kristen A; Tsika Elpida; Ischiropoulos Harry

    2009-01-01

    Abstract While numerous hypotheses have been proposed to explain the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, the theory of oxidative stress has received considerable support. Although many correlations have been established and encouraging evidence has been obtained, conclusive proof of causation for the oxidative stress hypothesis is lacking and potential cures have not emerged. Therefore it is likely that other factors, possibly in coordination with o...

  19. My View on the Secrete of Bermudas%百慕大三角揭秘之管见

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    蒋建春

    2001-01-01

    @@ 位于北纬30°的百慕大三角,和北纬30°一样神秘.而百慕大三角不仅神秘,且被张扬得使世人谈虎色变.不要说制服它、利用它,就是了解它,也只是一鳞半爪、九牛一毛.2000年,科学家们对百慕大三角有了较一致的看法,即百慕大三角作崇的罪魁祸首是旋涡形成的巨大凹面汇聚太阳光,将由此过往的飞机、船只瞬间化为乌有.由旋涡形成的巨大凹面汇聚太阳光这一点人们并无异议,但也存在一些疑点.

  20. Experiments on Root Tensile Strengths of Bermuda Grass%狗牙根根系抗拉强度试验

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    嵇晓雷; 杨平; 王磊

    2015-01-01

    针对目前国内常用植草护坡这一高速公路边坡防护措施,分析了狗牙根护坡的力学机理.对狗牙根根系进行室内抗拉强度试验,结果表明,狗牙根根系的力学护坡效果与其根系抗拉强度有紧密关系.建立了狗牙根根系直径与抗拉强度的相互关系,对生态边坡的设计和施工具有一定的借鉴作用.

  1. 狗牙根抗寒性研究进展%Research progress of cold resistance in Bermuda grass

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    代会平; 杨知建; 胡勇

    2007-01-01

    狗牙根Cynodon dactylon作为最重要、应用最广的暖季型草坪草种之一,低温是其最大限制因素.综述了国内外狗牙根抗寒性的相关研究,包括低温胁迫下其形态结构和生理生化变化、抗寒性测定方法以及增强抗寒性的措施等,并提出了今后的研究建议.

  2. 野生狗牙根引种试验初报%Preliminary Study on Introduction of Wild Bermuda Grass

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    杨敏辉; 黎可华; 李志东; 周尔卫; 梁锦钧; 廖伟青

    2008-01-01

    采用坪用质量观测结合抗逆性生化测定的评价方法,对经多年反复筛选驯化的华南野生狗牙根的3份草种:狗牙根1号、4号和5号与引进杂交天堂419为对照,进行小区比较试验,试验结果表明:野生狗牙根除密度和质地比419稍差外,其余的盖度、均一性、绿期、耐践踏性无显著差异,而抗逆性极显著强.适应性广,特别是狗牙根4号和1号是具有城市草坪使用价值的优良乡土草种,可在园林草坪试用;狗牙根5号是个抗逆性强的变异草种,可在城郊公路、堤围草坪建植护坡,并可作为育种的优质种质资源加以利用.

  3. Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves 2009 on the R/V Endurance between 20090905 and 20090930

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Deep-water marine caves are one of the Earth's last largely unexplored frontiers of undiscovered fauna (animal life). More than 150 limestone caves are known to...

  4. Doses from natural radioactivity in wild mushrooms and berries to the Nordic population. Interim Report from the NKS-B BERMUDA activity

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    Turtiainen, Tuukka; Brunfeldt, Minna; Rasilainen, Tiina;

    Naturally occurring radionuclides (NORs) are the major contributors to the total effective dose of ionizing radiation of the population. Especially haz-ardous are the decay products of U: 210Pb, 210Po and 226Ra in soils, water and plants. The most important exposure route to 210Pb and 210Po...

  5. Energy Security - A Bermuda Triangle for EU -US -China Relations?%能源安全:欧美中三角关系中的一大难题

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    白小川; 洪建军; 徐力源

    2007-01-01

    本文认为,关于能源安全,国际关系理论两大流派建构主义和现实主义有着不同的解释.美国和中国似乎仍在推行现实主义的强权政治,而被边缘化的欧盟虽然推出了多边议程,但也可能将被迫遵循现实主义路线.文章主张,可通过将美、中、欧三方(或还包括其他国家)融入一个多边主义机制框架内,以克服它们之间的政策分歧,加强全球能源安全.这样做也有助于美、中、欧三方更好地协调能源政策,应对气候变化、发展和全球秩序等问题.

  6. Bondarev and His Bermuda Triangle%苏联解体后的邦达列夫及其新作《百慕大三角》

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    陈敬咏

    2002-01-01

    邦达列夫是一位不断创新成绩卓著的俄罗斯作家.他的小说新作通过一个家庭两代人的生活境遇,将家庭变故与社会现实结合在一起,用纪实手法刻画了解体前后苏联社会的各种人物形象,对1993年十月"白宫事件"以及戈尔巴乔夫和叶利钦所进行的苏联和俄罗斯的"改革"进行彻底的反思,体现了作者对当代社会现实的立场.

  7. Doses from natural radioactivity in wild mushrooms and berries to the Nordic population. Interim report from the NKS-B BERMUDA activity

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    Turtiainen, T.; Brunfeldt, M.; Rasilainen, T. [STUK - Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Helsinki (Finland); Skipperud, L.; Valle, L.; Popic, J.M. [Norwegian Univ. of Life Science, Aas (Norway); Roos, P. [Technical Univ. of Denmark. DTU Nutech, Roskilde (Denmark); Sundell-Bergman, S.; Rosen, K. [Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala (Sweden)

    2013-01-15

    Naturally occurring radionuclides (NORs) are the major contributors to the total effective dose of ionizing radiation of the population. Especially hazardous are the decay products of U: {sup 210}Pb, {sup 210}Po and {sup 226}Ra in soils, water and plants. The most important exposure route to {sup 210}Pb and {sup 210}Po is through wild gathered food. Some studies show that {sup 210}Po and also some other NORs accumulate from uranium-rich grounds in mushrooms. In berries the levels are usually lower. In Finland, Sweden and Norway there are sites enriched in NORs. In these areas e.g. the {sup 210}Po levels in certain edible mushroom species may be as high as a few hundred Bq/kg, leading to effective doses of several mSv/year among certain consumer groups. The intake of wild forest products varies greatly among the population, but the public should be informed of the exposure risk and ways to minimize it. In this study, NORs and stable metals are analysed in forest soils and in common edible mushrooms and berries. Transfer factors are calculated and dose estimates from consumption of these products made. Based on the measurement data, it is estimated if highly exposed groups exist, and ways of communication with these groups will be discussed. The practical work started during summer-autumn 2012, when soils, berries and mushrooms were sampled at several sites in Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden, and pre-treatments carried out in the local laboratories. All sampling and pre-treatment methods were agreed by all partners and ISO standards were used when applicable, to make all stages of the work harmonized between partners. For the analytical work, samples will be sent to partners with suitable analytical facilities. The analyses will be done during the year 2013 and the results reported in the final report and in scientific publications. (Author)

  8. Effect of Chistosan on Bermuda grass germination%壳聚糖对狗牙根种子萌发的影响

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    詹国勇; 刘晚苟

    2004-01-01

    用不同浓度的壳聚糖柠檬酸溶液处理狗牙根Cynodon dactylon种子,研究壳聚糖对狗牙根种子萌发的影响.结果表明:适当浓度的壳聚糖溶液(2.0%)能提高狗牙根种子活力,促进幼苗生长,提高发芽率和发芽势,呼吸速率也随浓度的增大而明显提高.因此壳聚糖处理有利于狗牙根种子的萌发.

  9. The Conference of the University/Urban Schools National Task Force: What Works in Urban Schools. Proceedings. (2nd, Bermuda, March 26-27, 1982).

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    Bossone, Richard M., Ed.

    This report summarizes the proceedings and presents the papers discussed at a national conference on effective aspects of urban education. The first paper discusses the development of the San Francisco (California) Redesign Program, a five year master plan for educational reform which aimed to improve the physical educational environment,…

  10. Environmental Problems: A Global Security Threat. Report of the United Nations of the Next Decade Conference (24th, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda, June 18-23, 1989).

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    Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.

    The world's political structure and many economic practices are out of harmony with nature. This disharmony threatens environmentally sustainable growth and human survival. United Nations (UN) conference participants discussed the degree of political acceptance of concepts such as environmental security and sustainable development. Their reading…

  11. A Bermuda Triangle of Policy? "Bad Jobs", Skills Policy and Incentives to Learn at the Bottom End of the Labour Market

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    Keep, Ewart; James, Susan

    2012-01-01

    A focus of Government policy has been the need to ensure that those at the lower end of the labour market invest in their human capital through re-engaging with learning, which has been assumed to enable progress into better-paid employment. This article explores the problems created by "bad jobs" and the evidence for the existence of a set of…

  12. Response of bermuda grass to abiotic stress%狗牙根抗非生物胁迫的研究进展

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    产祝龙; 施海涛; 王艳平

    2013-01-01

    狗牙根(Cynodon dactylon)是暖季型草坪草中应用最广泛的草种之一,具有抗性强,生长快、建坪迅速等优点.狗牙根分布广泛,对不同逆境的抗性具有差异性.本文综述了冷害、干旱、渍害、盐分等胁迫对狗牙根生理生化以及分子水平的影响,总结了近10年来相关的研究进展,并对今后有可能深入的研究内容提出了意见和建议.

  13. Invasion genetics of the Bermuda buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae): complex intercontinental patterns of genetic diversity, polyploidy and heterostyly characterize both native and introduced populations.

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    Ferrero, Victoria; Barrett, Spencer C H; Castro, Sílvia; Caldeirinha, Patrícia; Navarro, Luis; Loureiro, João; Rodríguez-Echeverría, Susana

    2015-05-01

    Genetic diversity in populations of invasive species is influenced by a variety of factors including reproductive systems, ploidy level, stochastic forces associated with colonization and multiple introductions followed by admixture. Here, we compare genetic variation in native and introduced populations of the clonal plant Oxalis pes-caprae to investigate the influence of reproductive mode and ploidy on levels of diversity. This species is a tristylous geophyte native to South Africa. Invasive populations throughout much of the introduced range are composed of a sterile clonal pentaploid short-styled form. We examined morph ratios, ploidy level, reproductive mode and genetic diversity at nuclear microsatellite loci in 10 and 12 populations from South Africa and the Western Mediterranean region, respectively. Flow cytometry confirmed earlier reports of diploids and tetraploids in the native range, with a single population containing pentaploid individuals. Introduced populations were composed mainly of pentaploids, but sexual tetraploids were also found. There was clear genetic differentiation between ploidy levels, but sexual populations from both regions were not significantly different in levels of diversity. Invasive populations of the pentaploid exhibited dramatically reduced levels of diversity but were not genetically uniform. The occurrence of mixed ploidy levels and stylar polymorphism in the introduced range is consistent with multiple introductions to the Western Mediterranean. This inference was supported by variation patterns at microsatellite loci. Our study indicates that some invasive populations of Oxalis pes-caprae are not entirely clonal, as often assumed, and multiple introductions and recombination have the potential to increase genetic variation in the introduced range. PMID:25604701

  14. Preliminary Screening of Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon) for Salt-Tolerance%狗牙根耐盐性材料初步筛选

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    周霞; 黄春琼; 张绪元; 刘国道

    2010-01-01

    狗牙根(Cynodon dactylon)是暖季型草坪草中得分最高,应用最广泛的草种之一,具有耐盐碱,生长快、建坪迅速等优点.本试验采用荷格伦特营养液培养法,依次用20、26、31 g/L的NaCl营养液对403份狗牙根材料进行耐盐处理30d.筛选出在26g/L的NaCI溶液中存活的耐盐种质21份,再对这些耐盐种质进行不同盐质量分数梯度(20、22、25、28和30g/L)复选,初步筛选出较耐盐种质11份,次耐盐种质10份,这些材料为培育耐盐狗牙根品系提供了优良亲本.

  15. Comparison of leaf structure of Bermuda grass grown under two habitats%两种生境下狗牙根叶片结构的比较

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    周存宇; 费永俊; 杨朝东; 杨敏; 柯林

    2010-01-01

    通过对生长在田园土和植被砼2种生境下的5种狗牙根(Cynodon dactylon)叶片的横切面进行观察,比较了其叶片厚度、上表皮厚度、下表皮厚度和主脉中维管束鞘("花环"结构)的直径.结果表明:除南京狗牙根外,与田园土生境相比,其他4个品种狗牙根在植被砼生境下的叶片厚度都有所增加;除040459/680外,与田园土生境相比,其他4个品种狗牙根在植被砼生境下的叶片上、下表皮厚度都有增加;主脉中"花环"结构直径在2种生境间的变化无明显规律.

  16. 百慕大群岛:无水资源不断水%Bermuda: No Water Resources, but No Water Supply Failure

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    刘少才

    2010-01-01

    @@ 提起百慕大,人们自然就会联想起神秘的百慕大魔鬼三角区,"三角区"是海域,而百慕大是地名,它的全名是百慕大群岛,是英国的海外领土,面积54平方公里,人口 6.65万(2008年估计),黑人占54.8%,白人占34.1%,混血人占6.4%,位于大西洋之中,其首府是哈密尔顿.百慕大经济繁荣,主要以金融业为主,其次是旅游业,人均GDP居世界前列.

  17. 狗牙根SRAP-PCR反应体系的优化%The Optimization of SRAP-PCR System of Bermuda Grass

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    黄春琼; 周少云; 刘国道; 白昌军

    2009-01-01

    本研究以狗牙根幼叶为为试材,采用单因子试验和正交设计试验2种方法,对SRAP-PCR反应体系进行优化试验,结果表明狗牙根25μL SRAP-PCR最佳反应体系为:1.5 mmol/L Mg~(2+)、0.25 mmol/L dNTP、0.4 μmol/L引物、1.5 U Taq酶和80 ng模板DNA,最佳退火温度为50.6℃.运用该体系对30份狗牙根种质进行验证,电泳结果显示扩增条带清晰、多态性高,证明该体系稳定可靠,这一优化体系的建立为今后利用SRAP标记技术对狗牙根进行分子生物学研究提供了帮助.

  18. Preliminary report of study on the Sichuan wild resources of Bermuda grass%四川野生狗牙根资源研究初报

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    陈艳宇

    2000-01-01

    通过在成都犀浦四川省燎原草业公司草坪试验基地进行的试验,研究了来源于四川省不同生态环境条件下的野生狗牙根资源材料的坪用性状及单株茎、叶、根等性状.比较了不同种质资源间存在的变异,初步得出97005和98017是两种坪用性状较为优秀的狗牙根资源材料.

  19. "中国百慕大"——黑竹沟探秘%An Exploration of Heizhugou Primitive Forest-Bermuda in China

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    李天社

    2002-01-01

    @@ 在天府之国的四川,有一处被誉为"中国百慕大"的原始森林,她就是黑竹沟.峨边黑竹沟位于风光秀丽的峨眉山西南约113公里处,跨斯合镇、勒马乡和金岩乡,面积约185平方公里,是四川盆地与川西高原山地的过渡地带,境内重峦叠嶂、曲漳幽深、雨水充沛、迷雾缭绕,给人一种阴气沉沉的感觉.

  20. 试解"中国地质百慕大"之谜%Attempt to Explain the Enigma of "Chinese Geological Bermuda"

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    罗志立; 姚军辉; 孙玮; 赵锡奎; 刘树根

    2006-01-01

    青藏高原东部三角形的松潘-甘孜褶皱区,全区几乎被巨厚的三叠系浊流沉积覆盖,掩盖了许多地质信息,成为国内一块神秘的土地.由于地质构造特殊性,造成了许多地质问题的多解性和专家认识的不确定性,许志琴(1991)称此区为"中国地质百慕大".从古板块演化、"峨眉地慢柱"、"峨眉地裂运动"和沉积盆地学等方面探讨该问题,试图揭开该区地质上的神秘面纱,并提出国内地学界最感兴趣的几个基础地质问题.

  1. 7份新疆狗牙根材料品比试验%Verieties Comparison Experiment on Native Bermuda grass Resource in Xinjiang

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    马亚丽; 阿不来提·阿不都热依木; 李培英; 孙宗玖

    2006-01-01

    通过对7份新疆狗牙根材料的品比试验,对其生物学特性(生育期、形态特征、生物量)、坪用性(质地、盖度、颜色、均一性、耐践踏性、杂草状况、绿色期)、对环境的适应性(越夏、抗病虫害、越冬率)等方面进行研究.结果表明:供试新疆狗牙根草坪草坪用性综合评价为:新疆狗牙根C1最好,其次为新疆狗牙根C2,新疆狗牙根C5坪用性较差;从生物学特性上看,新疆狗牙根C1植株低矮、叶片细小、密度大、茎短且细、绿色期长,很适合于草坪草种的选择,而新疆狗牙根C5植株高大,叶片长而宽,茎长且粗,草产量高,根茎粗,适宜做牧草以及用于建植固土护坡等草坪,其他狗牙根材料居中,可用于牧草和草坪兼用.

  2. Effects of roots of bermuda grass on the stability of slopes%狗牙根根系形态对边坡稳定性的影响

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    嵇晓雷; 杨平

    2013-01-01

    基于野外调查和室内试验,将根土复合体看作由土体、根系所联系起来的有机体,运用非线性有限元计算方法分析在雨水侵蚀力和坡面径流侵蚀力作用下,狗牙根根系须根数量和长度对边坡表层土体稳定性的影响.结果表明:根系的存在能有效提高边坡表层土体整体稳定性,边坡表层总应力和水平应力随着狗牙根须根数量的增多和须根长度的增大而逐渐增大,边坡土体水平位移量、竖向位移量、总位移量随着狗牙根须根数量的增多和须根长度的增大而逐渐减小.因此,选择合适根系分布形态的护坡植物对稳定边坡表层土体具有十分重要的意义.

  3. A Bermuda Triangle? A Case Study of the Disappearance of Competence-Based Vocational Training Policy in the Context of Practice.

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    Bates, Inge; Dutson, Judith

    1995-01-01

    Observations of job training of special needs students were analyzed in terms of operational demands, staffing levels, resources, and trainee interaction. The competence approach often disappeared in the face of more pressing concerns; it serves to legitimate a political response rather than solve an educational problem. (SK)

  4. 狗牙根白化病植原体16S rDNA序列%Association of phytoplasma with Bermuda grass white-leaf disease

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    谭卫军; 陈勇; 张武; 韩承晾; 谭志远; 张巨明

    2008-01-01

    [目的]狗牙根(草坪草的一种)白化病是狗牙根的一种重要病害,在全世界均有分布.为了确定中国大陆狗牙根白化病病原,进一步与世界其他地区的病原相比有无特异性.[方法]采用植原体16S rDNA PCR扩增、序列分析、Southern分子杂交等技术对狗牙根健康植株及白化病患病植株进行研究.[结果]仅白化病植株扩增获得1.3 kb的特异片段,序列分析表明特异片段与CandidatusPhytoplasm Cynodontis有99%同源性.Southern杂交有特异条带,大小在预期范围之内.证实了在中国大陆发生的狗牙根健株型白化病病原含有植原体.[结论]大陆狗牙根白化病病原中含有植原体,为该病病原的进一步鉴定与防治奠定了基础.

  5. Effect of Bermuda Grass on Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soil%狗牙根对石油污染土壤的修复效果研究

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    刘继朝; 崔岩山; 张燕平; 邹树增

    2009-01-01

    为了研究狗牙根对中原油田地区土壤石油污染的修复效果,通过盆栽实验,设置4组处理,对照组(即不种植狗牙根组)、种植狗牙根组、种植狗牙根并添加尿素组、种植狗牙根并添加有机肥组,分别在15,30,60,90,120 d取样分析.结果表明:经过120 d后,对照组的土壤石油污染去除率为25.40%;种植狗牙根组的土壤石油污染去除率为58.67%,是对照组的2.3倍;添加尿素可以有效的增加狗牙根对石油的去除率,当尿素:土为1:2000时,石油污染去除率达到69.43%;土壤石油污染去除率随着有机肥的增加而增加,施加有机肥水平为12 g/kg时,土壤石油污染去除率达到83.97%,是狗牙根组去除率的1.4倍.因此,种植狗牙根对土壤石油污染修复有较好的作用,合理施肥对狗牙根修复土壤石油污染影响显著.

  6. 美国South Bermuda污水厂的升级改造%Upgrading Reconstruction of U. S. South Bermuda Wastewater Treatment Plant

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    朱石清; 唐建国; 周骅; 张善发; 高允础; 徐月江; 黄鸣; 徐鸿德

    2006-01-01

    美国South Bermuda污水厂经过工艺升级改造,污水处理量大为增加(从3.19×104m3/d增至5×104m3/d),而新建处理设施的占地面积较小.在升级改造中采用了以在线活性污泥模型ASM2D为基础的生物工艺智能优化系统(BIOS),实现了出水达标排放和曝气节能的双重目的.

  7. 6份新疆狗牙根抗旱性比较%Comparisons of Drought Resistance of Six Xinjiang Bermuda Grass Varieties

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    阿力木·沙比尔; 阿不来提·阿不都热依木; 齐曼·尤努斯

    2008-01-01

    在连续干旱胁迫下测定6份新疆狗牙根(新农1号狗牙根、新农2号狗牙根、喀什狗牙根、C2、C3以及C5)的土壤含水量、叶绿素含量、叶片相对含水量和相对电导度等抗旱指标,比较6份新疆狗牙根的抗旱性能.研究结果表明:供试材料在连续干旱胁迫下,叶片相对含水量呈下降趋势,新农1号狗牙根、新农2号狗牙根、喀什狗牙根、C2、C3、C5分别下降18.63%,19.1%,8.39%,17.91%,11.16%,5.58%;叶绿素含量在于早胁迫早期下降,胁迫3~30 d,新农1号狗牙根、新农2号狗牙根,喀什狗牙根、C2、C3、C5分别下降10.03,11.91,6.74,15.27,11.07,14.12 mg/g,干旱胁迫后期上升,胁迫30~60d,新农1号狗牙根、新农2号狗牙根、喀什狗牙根、C2、C3、C5分别上升11.98,18.48,4.68,16.27,10.16,1.62 mg/g;电导度上升,新农1号狗牙根、新农2号狗牙根、喀什狗牙根、C2、C3、C5分别上升32.69%,40.66%,29.67%,48.16%,32.36%,38.83%;复水后均能恢复到原来的水平.综合分析可知、6份新疆狗牙根对干旱胁迫的适应性由强到弱依次为:喀什狗牙根>C2>新农1号狗牙根>C5>新农2号狗牙根>C2.

  8. Oceanographic profile temperature, oxygen, nitrate+nitrite and other measurements collected using bottle from various platforms in the North Atlantic ocean from 1988 to 2001 (NODC Accession 0000990)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Profile data collected as part of the Bermuda-Atlantic Time Series Study (BATS) from Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS; formerly BBSR)

  9. 77 FR 65580 - Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers...

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    2012-10-29

    ..., Bermuda; and Motorola Mobility International of Hamilton, Bermuda (collectively, (``Motorola''). 77 FR... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers,...

  10. Oceanographic temperature, salinity, nitrate, phosphate, silicate, primary productivity, pigments, pCO2 and other measurements collected using bottle and CTD from multiple platforms in the North Atlantic during 1988 to 2006 (NODC Accession 0032053)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Chemical, biological, and physical profile data collected as part of the Bermuda-Atlantic Time Series Study (BATS) for the period 1988-December 2006 at Bermuda...

  11. Trouble in paradise - is gaming the way forward?

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    Riley, Cordell W.

    2013-01-01

    From the late 1800s, when Princess Louise made Bermuda synonymous with winter tourism, to the 1930s, with the advent of air travel, forcing Bermuda to become a summer destination due to the guaranteed sunshine of distant Caribbean neighbours, Bermuda has always encountered and overcame challenges as it staked out its spot in an increasingly global world. Tourism arrivals steadily grew until 1980, the year that more than 600,000 visitors, (490,000 of them air visitors) came to Bermuda – then a...

  12. Juventud, políticas públicas y crisis en España: ¿Triángulo mágico o triángulo de las Bermudas?

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    Anna Planas-Lladó

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En tiempos de crisis, las políticas de juventud están experimentando enormes recortes y transformaciones hasta el punto que hemos llegado a preguntarnos si realmente existen como políticas públicas con entidad propia. La situación en la que se encuentran muchos sujetos jóvenes en España les lleva a preguntarse dónde están las redes de protección tradicionales: la familia, las ONG’s o el Estado de Bienestar, cuando realmente se los necesita. Nuestro objetivo en este artículo es presentar y discutir la situación de las políticas de juventud en España en el contexto actual de austeridad y drásticos recortes sociales. Este análisis lo llevamos a cabo a partir de los parámetros del triángulo mágico que unen las políticas, la investigación y el trabajo social con jóvenes. Palabras clave autores: políticas de juventud, intervención social con jóvenes.

  13. Multibeam collection for KN188-02: Multibeam data collected aboard Knorr from 2007-03-02 to 2007-03-22, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to Woods Hole, MA

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  14. Multibeam collection for KN188-01: Multibeam data collected aboard Knorr from 2007-02-07 to 2007-02-27, departing from Woods Hole, MA and returning to St. George's, Bermuda

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  15. Multibeam collection for KN207-02: Multibeam data collected aboard Knorr from 2012-05-09 to 2012-06-11, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to Ponta Delgada, Azores

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  16. Multibeam collection for MGL1305: Multibeam data collected aboard Marcus G. Langseth from 2013-04-11 to 2013-05-19, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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  17. Multibeam collection for MGL1304: Multibeam data collected aboard Marcus G. Langseth from 2013-03-31 to 2013-04-08, departing from Galveston, TX and returning to St. George's, Bermuda

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  18. Biological, chemical, in situ, navigational, physical and profile data collected by Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences at OceanSITES site BATS from 1988-10-20 to 2012-08-13 (NCEI Accession 0130027)

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  19. Multibeam collection for KN207-01: Multibeam data collected aboard Knorr from 2012-04-21 to 2012-05-04, departing from Woods Hole, MA and returning to St. George's, Bermuda

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  20. Precision Sound Velocity Profiles in the Ocean - Volume 5: Sound speed and temperature of Bermuda Waters in Autumn and Winter from October 1964 to March 1966 (NODC Accession 7000472)

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  1. 狗牙根新品种(系)在川西南的适应性研究%Research on the Adaptability of the New Varieties of Bermuda Grass In South-western Sichuan

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    初秀娟; 张新全; 刘伟; 易杨杰

    2009-01-01

    2007~2008 年,在四川西南的雅安、洪雅、双流 3 个地区,以国外引进品种Tifway和南京狗牙根为对照,对川西南地区的 5 个狗牙根新品种(系)进行了适应性评价.结果表明:与对照品种Tifway和南京相比,大部分参试新品种(系)均表现良好,其中川南狗牙根、Sau2011 和 Sau9936 表现出较好的观赏坪用价值和适应性.大部分材料在西南地区具有重大的推广价值.

  2. Produção e valor nutritivo da grama bermuda Florakirk [Cynodon dactylon (L. pers.] em diferentes idades de crescimento Yield and nutritive value of Florakirk bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L. pers.] at different plant ages

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    Andréa Campmany Vieira

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido em Itapetininga/SP, numa pastagem de Florakirk (Cynodon dactylon formada há um ano, com o objetivo de avaliar a produção, composição químico-bromatológica e digestibilidade do cultivar em função da sua idade de crescimento. Utilizou-se o delineamento de blocos ao acaso, com 6 tratamentos (idades de crescimento definidas por cortes realizados aos 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 e 70 dias após o corte de uniformização e 4 repetições. A produção de matéria seca da parte aérea aumentou de forma quadrática (PThis research was conducted in Itapetininga, SP, Brazil, using a one year-old pasture, with the objective of evaluating the effect of plant age on yield, chemical and mineral composition, and digestibility of Florakirk bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon. The experimental design consisted of randomized complete blocks, with six treatments replicated four times. Treatments consisted of six cutting ages (20-70 days at ten-day intervals. Dry matter yield increased quadratically (P0.05 in S concentration between 20 and 60 days. A larger variation for macronutrient concentrations was observed than for micronutrient (Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn concentrations with increasing plant age. There was no influence of age on B concentration. The best association of nutritive value and yield was observed at 40 days. Occurrence of the spittlebug and foliar diseases was observed, which probably retarded the vegetative and maturity processes.

  3. The Effects of Drought Stress on the Protecting Enzymes of Three Xinjiang Bermuda Grass New Varieties%干旱胁迫对3份新疆狗牙根新品系保护酶的影响

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    阿力木·沙比尔; 阿不来提·阿不都热依木; 齐曼·尤努斯; 阿力甫·提力娃; 伊斯拉·依达吾提

    2010-01-01

    [目的]在水分胁迫及复水条件下,研究3份新疆狗牙根新品系叶片活性酶的变化.[方法]测定3份新疆狗牙根新品系叶片的超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)、过氧化物酶(POD)和过氧化氢酶(CAT)的活性变化.[结果]3份新疆狗牙根新品系超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)活性持续升高, 过氧化物酶(POD)活性先升高后降低,过氧化氢酶(CAT) 活性在胁迫前期(3~30 d)变化平缓,而随后持续升高,复水后呈降低的变化趋势.[结论]虽然干旱胁迫会导致3份新疆狗牙根新品系内形成较多自由基,使细胞膜系统受到一定破坏,但3份新疆狗牙根新品系体内的保护酶防御系统可以被有效调动以清除和防御自由基的伤害,从而保护细胞免受更大的损伤.

  4. Multibeam collection for AT3L2: Multibeam data collected aboard Atlantis from 1997-06-23 to 1997-07-02, departing from Bermuda and returning to Ponta Delgada, Azores

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  5. Study on optimized conditions of Bermuda grass cellulose degradation by dilute sulfuric acid%稀硫酸降解狗牙根中纤维素工艺研究

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    刘俊红; 殷祥贞

    2010-01-01

    生物乙醇是生物质液体燃料的主要形式,富含纤维素的生物质原料经过降解与发酵,可以制备生物乙醇.文章以常见的植物狗牙根为原料,选用稀硫酸对其纤维素进行降解和实验分析.结果表明:1.5%的硫酸,固液比为1:10,120℃下预处理100 min,还原糖得率可达14.05%.

  6. 用野生狗牙根草绿化湖南高速公路石方边坡的试验研究%Experimental Study of Wild Bermuda Grass Utilized in Afforestation of Stony Slope of Freeway

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    陈迎辉; 罗怀斌; 朱开明; 廖菊阳

    2004-01-01

    开发利用野生植物资源绿化高速公路边坡,具有广阔的市场前景.野生狗牙根草具有生长快、抗性强的特点,采取挂网式等技术措施,对湖南潭邵高速公路的部分石方边坡用野生狗牙根草进行绿化试验,结果表明,与传统的石方边坡客土喷播草种方法相比,不但成本低,而且坡面覆盖快,水土保持和绿化效果好.

  7. Multibeam collection for EW0106: Multibeam data collected aboard Maurice Ewing from 2001-05-31 to 2001-06-29, departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico and returning to St. George's, Bermuda

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  8. Multibeam collection for KN180L01: Multibeam data collected aboard Knorr from 2004-10-25 to 2004-11-10, departing from Woods Hole, MA and returning to St. George's, Bermuda

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  9. Multibeam collection for EW0107: Multibeam data collected aboard Maurice Ewing from 2001-07-02 to 2001-07-10, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to Ponta Delgada, Azores

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  10. 遮阴对四川野生狗牙根生理特性的影响%Effects of Shade Stress on Physiological Indices of Native Bermuda Grass in Sichuan

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    魏萍; 干友民; 张国珍; 王钦

    2005-01-01

    以5份野生狗牙根为试材,以国外引进的Jackpot为对照,测定在遮阴胁迫下叶片叶绿素含量、超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)活性及过氧化物酶(POD)活性等生理指标.结果表明:供试材料在遮阴下,叶绿素含量变化趋势各材料不一,SOD、POD活性变化趋势一致,均在T1处理(透光70%)下达到最高,随着遮阴度的增加,酶活降低.初步表明,四川野生狗牙根能耐受30%的轻度遮阴,以野生材料J7耐阴能力最优.

  11. 应用分形维数研究狗牙根根系边坡固坡效应%A study on slope protection effect using the root system of bermuda grass based on fractal dimension

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    嵇晓雷; 杨平

    2016-01-01

    植物根系形态非常复杂,很难定量确定根系对边坡土体的防护作用.笔者选择常见护坡植物狗牙根为研究对象,根据自主研发的分形维数计算软件确定狗牙根根系分形维数,提出基于根系分形特征的固土机理数值分析方法,将根土复合体当作由土体、根系所联系起来的有机体,研究在雨水侵蚀力和坡面径流侵蚀力作用下,不同根系分形特征对土体位移场的影响.根据根系分形维数与表层位移关系曲线,建立分形维数与边坡土体稳定性的相互关系,明确边坡植入狗牙根根系对表层土体稳定性影响,研究结果表明,分形维数与数值计算相结合,能够反映植物根系形态对边坡表层土体位移的影响,对于植物生态边坡的设计与施工具有现实的指导意义.

  12. Comparison of Microstructure of Bermuda Grass in Different Substrates%狗牙根草在不同基质上生长的显微结构比较

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    黄权军; 任小军

    2007-01-01

    采用光学显微镜观察,研究狗牙根草生长在2种不同基质上(混凝土基质和常规基质)的显微结构差别.从植物根的5个对比项来测定细胞的组织,记录数据并进行统计学上的方差分析,从而得出土壤基质对植物形态学影响的程度.结果表明生长在2种不同基质上的同一种狗牙根草的组织间差异极其著.

  13. Multibeam collection for AT07L36: Multibeam data collected aboard Atlantis from 2003-06-21 to 2003-07-08, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to Woods Hole, MA

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  14. Multibeam collection for KN180L02: Multibeam data collected aboard Knorr from 2004-11-14 to 2004-12-17, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to Woods Hole, MA

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  15. Study on the technology of production of fermented ethanol from Bermuda grass's saccharification liquid%狗牙根糖化液发酵制备乙醇的工艺研究

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    刘俊红; 王福梅; 程慧; 赵奇

    2013-01-01

    禾本科狗尾草属植物——狗牙根,纤维素含量非常丰富,纤维素经过稀酸、纤维素酶和木聚糖酶处理后,接种嗜鞣管囊酵母发酵可得到生物乙醇.试验以乙醇得率为指标,研究了葡萄糖、酵母膏、蛋白胨、接种量、温度、时间、pH等因素对乙醇得率的影响,通过正交试验,得到最佳的试验组合,最后用狗牙根糖化液代替葡萄糖进行发酵,生产制备生物乙醇.结果表明,在以葡萄糖为原料的乙醇生产过程中的最佳条件是:100 mL的培养基中,葡萄糖20 g、酵母膏1.5 g、蛋白胨0.5g、接种量13 mL、温度30℃、时间60 h、pH5.5、硫酸铵1g、磷酸二氢钾0.2 g、硫酸镁0.1g,乙醇的最高产率为43.35%;狗牙根糖化液最终乙醇得率为7.04%.

  16. Multibeam collection for EW9210: Multibeam data collected aboard Maurice Ewing from 1992-09-29 to 1992-11-09, departing from Bridgetown, Barbados and returning to St. George's, Bermuda

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  17. Assessment of the Quality and Spring Transition of Bermuda Grass Turf%冬季盖播黑麦草对狗牙根草坪质量和返青的影响

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    周昌平; 邓斌; 杨烈

    2014-01-01

    冬季在狗牙根草坪上盖播黑麦草是常见的维护草坪四季常绿的一种措施,但尚不清楚盖播播量对草坪质量的影响.在本研究中,高播量(150g/m2)下草坪前期生长更为迅速,草坪密度更高,草坪质地更为细腻.1月到3月,不同播量的草坪的质量相近.4月后,高播量草坪由于黑麦草个体间强烈竞争造成单株生长受阻,弱小,对环境胁迫抗性低,逐步消退,使得草坪密度、色泽和均一性急剧下降,草坪总体质量骤然降低;平常播量(50g/m2)下黑麦草个体间竞争相对较小,黑麦草草坪草生长受环境影响相对较小,草坪质量基本保持平稳.未盖播草坪总体外观质量前期逐步下降,1月到2月达到最低点,3月开始逐步上升,4月到5月后草坪质量逐步赶上并超过盖播草坪.总体而言,盖播提高了冬春季节草坪的综合外观质量和功能.但是盖播严重阻碍了狗牙根返青和生长,高播量都显著降低了狗牙根草坪枝条密度、草坪质量、地上部和地下部生长,平常播量甚至造成狗牙根草坪完全消亡.黑麦草的生长状况受播量影响较大,高播量下草坪枝条数高,但生长高度下降,生物产量低,对狗牙根草坪的竞争力弱.

  18. Multibeam collection for RC2503: Multibeam data collected aboard Robert Conrad from 1984-02-26 to 1984-03-10, departing from Norfolk, VA and returning to Bermuda

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  19. Multibeam collection for KN200-06: Multibeam data collected aboard Knorr from 2011-05-15 to 2011-06-12, departing from Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe and returning to St. George's, Bermuda

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  20. Multibeam collection for RC2510: Multibeam data collected aboard Robert Conrad from 1984-08-09 to 1984-09-08, departing from St. John's, Newfoundland and returning to Bermuda

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  1. 土壤含水量对狗牙根叶片生理生态指标的影响%Effects of Soil Water Contents on the Ecophysiological Characteristics of Bermuda Grass Leaves

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    贾国梅; 张红燕; 韩京成; 黄应平

    2009-01-01

    采用盆栽控水试验,研究了不同土壤含水量(水淹,23%,18%,13%,8%)对我国雅砻江库区重要植物物种狗牙根叶片光合色素、SOD活性、POD活性、脯氨酸和MDA含量变化的影响.结果表明:与对照(23%)相比,狗牙根受到淹水胁迫时叶绿素a,b的含量和光合效率有所下降,丙二醛含量有所升高,但是抗氧化酶活性以及脯氨酸含量的增大提高了植物对淹水胁迫的抵抗力.随着土壤含水量的减少,叶绿素a和b的含量、光合速率、SOD、POD活性和丙二醛含量先升高,随后逐渐降低.SOD和POD活性在8%时存在最低值,分别为33.10 U/gFW和3.87 U/gFW.Carot-enoid/Chlorophyll(Car/Chl)比值在18%时达到最低值0.22.然后增大.脯氨酸(Pro)含量随胁迫程度呈明显的增大趋势,并在8%达到最大值0.31 μg/gFW,说明干旱条件时狗牙根通过提高类胡萝卜素和脯氨酸含量来改善渗透调节能力,增强对干旱胁迫的抵抗能力和适应力.但严重的干旱胁迫(8%)导致了植物叶片的损伤.

  2. 百慕大魔鬼三角区可能蕴含着丰富的天然气水合物%Bermuda Devil Delta Region is Possibly Containing the Rich Natural Gas Hydrate

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    褚庆忠; 徐杨可

    2007-01-01

    百慕大三角区海域是个令人望而生畏的地方,相传经过这里的轮船、飞机会神秘地失踪.现尝试用海底天然气水合物气化来解释发生在这里的奇异事件,并对这种模式的可能性进行了探讨,认为百慕大三角区海域极有可能蕴藏着丰富的天然气水合物.

  3. Multibeam collection for KN182L02: Multibeam data collected aboard Knorr from 2005-05-02 to 2005-05-26, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to Miami, FL

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  4. Multibeam collection for KN193-06: Multibeam data collected aboard Knorr from 2008-06-29 to 2008-07-12, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to Norfolk, VA

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  5. Cloning and Functional Identification of Stress-resistant BeDREB Genes from Bermuda grass%草坪草狗牙根中抗逆基因BeDREB的克隆及功能鉴定

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    谢永丽; 王自章; 刘强; 张淑平

    2005-01-01

    DREB(dehydration-responsive element-binding protein)蛋白是一类在植物中所特有的,能与DRE(dehydration-responsive element)顺式作用元件特异性结合的转录因子,调控与干旱、高盐以及低温等逆境胁迫应答有关基因的表达.根据狗牙根近缘植物的DREB转录因子的AP2/EREBP保守结构域的基因序列,通过RT-PCR和RACE的方法分别从冷诱导和盐诱导的狗牙根cDNA中扩增到了2个似DREB基因,分别命名为BeDREB1和BeDREB2,并已提交NCBI GenBank,其登录号分别为AY462117和AY462118.这两个基因的编码框均为753个碱基,编码251个氨基酸,具有DREB转录因子的典型特征.两种逆境胁迫下扩增的基因序列同源性很高,达到了97.8%.利用酵母单杂交真核转录激活的方法进行了功能鉴定,证明BeDREB1和BeDREB2蛋白均可以与DRE顺式作用元件结合,激活下游报告基因HIS3的表达.RT-PCR结果显示,BeDREB1基因受冷胁迫诱导表达,而BeDREB2受盐胁迫的诱导表达,且随着诱导时间的不同,表达量也在发生变化.上述结果表明,从狗牙根中克隆到的BeDREB1和BeDREB2基因属于DREB转录因子家族的新成员,在狗牙根中分别与冷胁迫和盐胁迫的信号转导有关.

  6. Multibeam collection for AT05L04: Multibeam data collected aboard Atlantis from 2001-08-04 to 2001-08-30, departing from Ponta Delgada, Azores and returning to Bermuda

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  7. Multibeam collection for AT05L03: Multibeam data collected aboard Atlantis from 2001-06-26 to 2001-07-29, departing from Bermuda and returning to Ponta Delgada, Azores

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  8. Multibeam collection for EW0309: Multibeam data collected aboard Maurice Ewing from 2003-10-22 to 2003-11-09, departing from Bridgetown, Barbados and returning to St. George's, Bermuda

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  9. 常温贮藏下新农1号狗牙根种子劣变的研究%Study on seed deterioration of Xinnong No. 1 Bermuda grass stored at room temperature

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    李培英; 孙宗玖; 阿不来提; 张建春

    2007-01-01

    对常温贮藏下新农1号狗牙根Cynodon dactylon cv.Xinnong No.1种子劣变进行研究,结果表明:随贮藏年限增加,新农1号狗牙根种子的发芽指数(GI)、发芽势(GE)、活力指数(Ⅵ)、发芽率(G)、电导率及可溶性糖均表现先逐渐增大,达到最大值时下降的趋势;经相关分析,种子发芽指数、发芽率、活力指数三者间呈显著相关,可以衡量种子的老化程度,而电导率与种子的老化程度相关不显著;综合各项指标,新农1号狗牙根的贮藏年限最好不要超出4年,以2~3年最好.

  10. Assessment of turf quality of native Bermuda grass accessions collected in Panxi region of Sichuan Province%四川攀西地区野生狗牙根坪用价值研究

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    王赞; 毛凯; 吴彦奇; 高洪文; 韩建国

    2005-01-01

    以四川攀西地区12份野生狗牙根Cynodon dactylon为研究材料,以四川省夹江、海南省兴隆和国外品种Tifway 3份材料作为对照,通过小区引种试验,对其坪用价值进行评定.结果表明:C10在运动草坪中表现已超过商业品种Tifway,极有开发价值; C10适合于用作观赏草坪; C01,C05和C10适合用作游憩草坪;C05,C01和C08在水保草坪中具有一定开发价值.

  11. Multibeam collection for AT05L04a: Multibeam data collected aboard Atlantis from 2001-08-30 to 2001-08-30, departing from Ponta Delgada, Azores and returning to Bermuda

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  12. Multibeam collection for AT05L07: Multibeam data collected aboard Atlantis from 2001-09-03 to 2001-09-05, departing from Bermuda and returning to Woods Hole, MA

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  13. Impacts of Primo MAXX Growth Regulator on the Growth of Bermuda Grass%生长调节剂Primo MAXX对狗牙根草坪草生长的影响

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    李战胜; 张海娟; 陈勇

    2010-01-01

    [目的]研究生长调节剂Primo MAXX对狗牙根草坪草生长的影响,为华南地区Primo MAXX在狗牙根草坪上的应用提供依据.[方法]采用单因素随机区组试验设计,研究不同浓度的Primo MAXX对狗牙根草坪草自然生长高度、叶色及地上部鲜重的影响.[结果]不同浓度的Primo MAXX对狗牙根的生长高度有较好的抑制作用,且各浓度之间差异不显著;适量施用Primo MAXX可以丰富草坪色彩;施药后35 d狗牙根茎变粗.[结论]在华南地区狗牙根草坪上使用有效剂量为150~300 g/hm2的Primo MAXX较为适宜.

  14. Multibeam collection for AT3L60: Multibeam data collected aboard Atlantis from 2000-11-11 to 2000-12-16, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to Woods Hole, MA

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  15. 狗牙根草茎建植堤防护坡技术研发与应用%Technology and application of planting bermuda grass for river bank revetment

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    魏现玉

    2013-01-01

    针对2007年汛期淮北大堤新植草皮护坡成坪前水毁严重问题,避免草皮护坡修复中产生二次损毁,开展经济、速成型草皮护坡专项研究,开发出“狗牙根草茎建植堤防护坡技术”,应用效益显著.利用该技术建植的草皮,可广泛用于堤防护坡,对砂性土质堤防应用效果更为明显.

  16. 壳聚糖对狗牙根种子愈伤组织诱导和分化的影响%The Influence of Chitosan on the Induction and Differentiation of Bermuda grass

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    张琪; 姜茜; 郑丽屏; 蔡平

    2008-01-01

    [目的]为优化狗牙根的组织培养体系.[方法]以普通狗牙根的成熟种子作外植体,研究了直接添加壳聚糖和用壳聚糖水溶液浸种对愈伤组织诱导和植株分化的影响.[结果]结果表明,N6培养基较适合用于诱导狗牙根种子的愈伤组织;壳聚糖的直接添加和浸种均能够显著提高愈伤组织的诱导率.其中,在N6培养基中,直接添加2g/L壳聚糖时狗牙根种子出愈率最高,为88.00%.MS培养基较适合用于狗牙根种子愈伤组织的分化,添加1 g/L壳聚糖时愈伤组织分化率最高,为35.00%.

  17. 一种用于复合材料整体结构填充区的增强芯材%A Reinforced Core-Material Used in Bermuda Triangel of Integral Structure of Composites

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    梁宪珠; 常海峰; 孙占红

    2010-01-01

    介绍了可添加于整体结构填充区的ZXC190、ZXC195增强芯材以及添加这种增强芯材接头试验件的制造工艺与拉伸强度试验方法,给出了试验件的拉伸初始损伤载荷和破坏载荷.试验结果表明:ZXC190、ZXC195增强芯材与单向带预浸料相比,其接头试验件沿腹板方向的拉伸强度有大幅度提高.

  18. Multibeam collection for EW9609: Multibeam data collected aboard Maurice Ewing from 1996-11-23 to 1996-11-29, departing from St. George's, Bermuda and returning to Tampa, FL

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  19. Establishment and management of Xinnong No.1 Bermuda grass in football field turf%"新农一号"狗牙根足球场草坪的建植与管理技术

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    亚里坤·努尔; 阿不来提

    2008-01-01

    通过总结"新农一号"狗牙根在新疆托克孙县建植足球场草坪的成功经验,探索了我国西北干旱、半干旱地区利用"新农一号"狗牙根建植运动场草坪的建植和养护管理技术.初步形成了适合该地区运动场草坪的建植和养护管理技术规范.对同等地区运动场草坪的建植及养护管理具有指导性意义.

  20. Oceanographic Data collected during the Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves expedition on the RV Endurance in the North Atlantic Ocean between September 5, 2009 - September 30, 2009 (NODC Accession 0111205)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Deep-water marine caves are one of the Earth's last largely unexplored frontiers of undiscovered fauna (animal life). More than 150 limestone caves are known to...

  1. 7 CFR 959.322 - Handling regulation.

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    2010-01-01

    .... Processing means cooking or freezing the onions in such a way, or with such other food components, that the... United States Standards for Grades of Bermuda-Granex-Grano Type Onions (7 CFR 51.3195-51.3209), or the United States Standards for Grades of Onions (Other Than Bermuda-Granex-Grano and Creole Types) (7 CFR...

  2. Line W Hydrography including pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and dissolved chlorofluorocarbons from bottle and CTD casts from the R/V OCEANUS in the Northwest Atlantic from April 30th, 2004 to May 5th, 2004 (NODC Accession 0063574)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset represent one of a series of hydrographic sections conducted along Line W from the continental shelf south of New England toward Bermuda. A total of 54...

  3. Biological, chemical and other data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the WEATHERBIRD II cruises UNKNOWN as part of the EDDIES project from 2004-06-24 to 2005-08-25 (NODC Accession 0081718)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — PI: Nick Bates of: Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR) dataset: Niskin bottle and CTD data; nutrients, oxygen, DIC, POC, PON platform: R/V Weatherbird II...

  4. Chemical and phytoplankton abundance data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the OCEANUS cruise OC415-01 as part of the EDDIES project from 2005-06-20 to 2005-07-14 (NODC Accession 0078141)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — PI: Nick Bates of: Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR) dataset: Niskin bottle chlorophyll, Phaeo and oxygen dates: 20 June 2005 to 14 July 2005 location:...

  5. Chemical and phytoplankton abundance data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the OCEANUS cruises OC404-01 and OC404-04 as part of the EDDIES project from 2004-06-12 to 2004-08-11 (NODC Accession 0078142)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — PI: Nick Bates of: Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR) dataset: pigments chlorophyll-a and phaeophytin sampled from Niskin bottles platform: R/V Oceanus...

  6. Biological data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the OCEANUS cruises WB0409, WB0413, WB0506, and WB0508 as part of the EDDIES project from 2004-06-24 to 2005-08-24 (NODC Accession 0086459)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — PI: Nick Bates of: Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR) dataset: Primary Production data platform: R/V Weatherbird II Methodology: see Chapter 18: Primary...

  7. 7 CFR 319.37-9 - Approved packing material.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Bermuda that such sand was free from soil. Excelsior. Exfoliated vermiculite. Ground cork. Ground peat...—wood or cork. Sphagnum moss. Stockosorb superabsorbent polymer Vegetable fiber when free of...

  8. Seitse paika, mis peidavad mõistatusi / Till Hein

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    Hein, Till

    2009-01-01

    Kayaikhtiyo stuupa Birmas, Nazca Peruus, püramiidid Egiptuses, Meoto-Iwa Jaapanis, Stonehenge Inglismaal, Machu Picchu Peruus ja Bermuda kolmnurk Sargasso meres on paigad, mille lahtiseletamise üle on murdnud pead mitu põlvkonda inimesi

  9. On the doubtful records of Alvania platycephala, Alvania pagodula and Alvania didyma, with the description of two new rissoid species (Mollusca; Gastropoda: Rissoidae)

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    Faber, M.J.; Moolenbeek, R.G.

    1987-01-01

    Two new species of Alvania are described from Bermuda. Both species have been wrongly identified in the past. The generic classification is discussed but a definitive statement based only on conchological characters seems impossible.

  10. Bermudskii sekret dlja investorov / Virkko Lepassalu

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    Lepassalu, Virkko, 1971-

    2004-01-01

    Puidutööstuse Viisnurk ja paljude teiste ettevõtete omanikeringi kuuluv Bank of Bermuda on kasutanud osavalt Eesti seadusandlust. Kommenteerivad: Joakim Helenius, Leonid Tsingisser. Vt. ka: Zakon na ruku serõm kardinalam lk. 6

  11. Kanadas auhinnati Pikkovi "Bermudat"

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    pPIK mare 2010

    1999-01-01

    Ottawas 21.-24.okt. toimunud tudengite rahvusvahelisel animafilmide festivalil sai Ülo Pikkovi "Bermuda" festivali direktori auhinna ja žürii eripreemia helikujunduse eest. Osalesid veel eesti filmid "Päevavalgus" (Mait Laas) ja "Kaerajaan" (Mikk Rand)

  12. Line W Hydrography including pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and dissolved chlorofluorocarbons from bottle and CTD casts from the R/V CAPE HATTERAS in the Northwest Atlantic from September 6th, 2004 to September 11th, 2004 (NODC Accession 0063575)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset represents one of a series of hydrographic sections conducted along Line W from the continental shelf south of New England toward Bermuda. A total of...

  13. Line W Hydrography including pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and dissolved chlorofluorocarbons from bottle and CTD casts from the R/V OCEANUS in the Northwest Atlantic from April 9th, 2007 to April 13th, 2007 (NODC Accession 0063580)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset represents one of a series of hydrographic sections conducted along Line W from the continental shelf south of New England toward Bermuda. A total of...

  14. Line W Hydrography including pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and dissolved chlorofluorocarbons from bottle and CTD casts from the R/V OCEANUS in the Northwest Atlantic from October 13th, 2005 to October 17th, 2005 (NODC Accession 0063577)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset represent one of a series of hydrographic sections conducted along Line W from the continental shelf south of New England toward Bermuda. A total of 16...

  15. Line W Hydrography including pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and dissolved chlorofluorocarbons from bottle and CTD casts from the R/V OCEANUS in the Northwest Atlantic from October 19th, 2006 to October 24th, 2006 (NODC Accession 0063579)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset represents one of a series of hydrographic sections conducted along Line W from the continental shelf south of New England toward Bermuda. A total of...

  16. Line W Hydrography including pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and dissolved chlorofluorocarbons from bottle and CTD casts from the R/V OCEANUS in the Northwest Atlantic from April 5th, 2006 to April 14th, 2006 (NODC Accession 0063578)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset represent one of a series of hydrographic sections conducted along Line W from the continental shelf south of New England toward Bermuda. A total of 17...

  17. Line W Hydrography including pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and dissolved chlorofluorocarbons from bottle and CTD casts from the R/V OCEANUS in the Northwest Atlantic from May 10th, 2008 to May 19th, 2008 (NODC Accession 0063581)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset represents one of a series of hydrographic sections conducted along Line W from the continental shelf south of New England toward Bermuda. A total of...

  18. Line W Hydrography including pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, sulfur hexafluoride, and dissolved chlorofluorocarbons from bottle and CTD casts from the R/V OCEANUS in the Northwest Atlantic from August 31st, 2009 to September 7th, 2009 (NODC Accession 0068682)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset represent one of a series of hydrographic sections conducted along Line W from the continental shelf south of New England toward Bermuda. A total of 26...

  19. Priit Pärn tõi Leipzigist Hõbetuvi

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    1999-01-01

    Leipzigi rahvusvahelisel dokumentaal- ja animafilmide festivalil sai Priit Pärna "Porgandite öö" Hõbetuvi. Eestit esindasid veel "Kaerajaan" (Mikk Rand), "Bermuda" (Ülo Pikkov), "Vioola" (Priit Tender) ja "Armastuse võimalikkusest" (Janno Põldma)

  20. Eesti filmid jahivad Suurt Suudlust / Jaak Lõhmus

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    Lõhmus, Jaak

    1999-01-01

    Tampere 29. rahvusvahelisel lühifilmifestivalil osalevad Priit Pärna "Porgandite öö" ja Ülo Pikkovi "Bermuda" ning eriprogrammis näidatakse Mark Soosaare dokumentaalfilmi "Isa, poeg ja püha Toorum"

  1. Line W Hydrography including pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and dissolved chlorofluorocarbons from bottle and CTD casts from the R/V ENDEAVOR in the Northwest Atlantic from October 1st, 2007 to October 7th, 2007 (NODC Accession 0063743)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset represents one of a series of hydrographic sections conducted along Line W from the continental shelf south of New England toward Bermuda. A total of...

  2. Line W Hydrography including pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and dissolved chlorofluorocarbons from bottle and CTD casts from the R/V OCEANUS in the Northwest Atlantic from April 26th, 2005 to May 3rd, 2005 (NODC Accession 0063576)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset represents one of a series of hydrographic sections conducted along Line W from the continental shelf south of New England toward Bermuda. A total of...

  3. Shipboard and satellite observations of upper ocean velocity and transport variability in the gulf stream

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    Schubert, David Michael

    1990-01-01

    Acoustic Doppler velocities are combined with velocity profiles generated from XBT measurements to produce estimates of the flow field between Bermuda and the eastern coast of the United States. Repeated shipboard measurements along an ascending GEOSAT subtrack between Bermuda and Cape Cod allow study of rapid Gulf Stream Variability along the track, and comparison of sea surface and velocity measurements with those computed from the GEOSAT altimeter. The shipboard data were taken during two ...

  4. Serial Observations of Drift Currents in the Central North Atlantic Ocean

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    Stommel, Henry

    2011-01-01

    Between October 21, 1953 and February 9, 1954 a series of nearly continuous observations of wind-drift currents was made in the open ocean off Bermuda by means of drifting wireless- telemetering buoys. A rough plot of the position of each of these buoys relative to Bermuda was obtained by means of a mobile radio-direction-finding station.DOI: 10.1111/j.2153-3490.1954.tb01114.x

  5. Predição da composição química de bermudas (Cynodon spp. pela espectroscopia de reflectância no infravermelho proximal Prediction of chemical composition of Cynodon spp. by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy

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    Roberto Serena Fontaneli

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Diversos cultivares de Cynodon dactylon têm sido cultivados no Rio Grande do Sul para alimentação do rebanho leiteiro, na forma de pastejo ou feno. A rápida determinação do valor nutritivo dessas forrageiras pode ser útil para seu manejo e para o planejamento da dieta dos animais. Este trabalho teve como objetivo desenvolver curvas de calibração para análise do valor nutritivo de quatro cultivares de Cynodon (Tifton 68, Tifton 85, Florakirk, Coastcross, utilizando o método de reflectância no infravermelho proximal (NIRS. Foram utilizadas 129 amostras de forragem verde, coletadas e analisadas entre 1998 e 2001. Os coeficientes de determinação para proteína bruta, fibra insolúvel em detergente neutro, fibra insolúvel em detergente ácido, matéria seca, cálcio, fósforo, potássio e magnésio foram, respectivamente: 0,98; 0,97; 0,99; 1; 0,92; 0,97; 0,99 e 0,72%. Os erros-padrão de calibração foram de 0,38; 0,60; 0,35; 0,14; 0,02; 0,01; 0,05 e 0,01%, respectivamente. As equações obtidas foram consideradas de excelente resolução para todos os parâmetros estimados, o que indica a acurácia do método para a espécie avaliada.Many Cynodon dactylon cultivars have been cultivated in Rio Grande do Sul state to be used as pasture or hay to feed dairy cattle. Quick determination of the nutritional value of these forages would be valuable for management and diet planning. This work had the objective to develop calibration curves for analysis of the nutritional value of four Cynodon cultivars (Tifton 68, Tifton 85, Florakirk, Coastcross, using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS. A total of 129 fresh samples of green pasture were collected and analyzed from 1998 to 2001. The determination coefficients for crude protein, neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, dry matter, calcium, phosphorus, potash and magnesium were, respectively, .98, .97, .99, 1, .92, .97, .99 and .72%. The calibration standard error for the same parameters were .38, .60, .35, .14, .02, .01, .05 and .01%, respectively. Obtained equations were considered of excellent resolution for all estimated parameters, indicating the accuracy of the method for the species studied.

  6. 三峡库区狗牙根根系固坡抗蚀效应研究%Effect of Root System of Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. ) on Slope Reinforcement and Soil Erosion Resistance in Three Gorges Reservoir Region

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    谌芸; 祝亚军; 何丙辉

    2010-01-01

    研究了三峡库区嘉陵江岸的野生狗牙根(Cynodondactylon(L)Pers.)根系在土壤表层(0-30 cm)的分布特征,并从土壤理化性质和抗剪强度方面分析了其固坡抗蚀效应.研究结果表明:(1)样本的根系密度(RSD,root systemdensity)与根系生物量呈较显著的正线性相关(R2>=0.874 7),且90%总根数和86%的总根量均集中分布在0-30咖的表土层;(2)狗牙根根系改变了土壤结构.土壤容重与根系生物量呈极显著的负线性相关(R2>=0.977 8).总孔隙度与根系生物量呈极显著的正线性相关(R2>=0.980 5);(3)狗牙根根系提高了土壤团聚体和有机质含量,土壤团聚体、有机质含量均与根系生物量呈极显著的正线性相关(R2>=0.947 7,0.952 7);(4)根系增强了土体的抗剪强度.根系密度越大则抗剪强度增量越大;(5)根系对土体抗剪强度的增强主要是通过粘聚力来实现;(6)根系主要是通过增强土体的抗剪强度来实现其固坡抗蚀效应.

  7. 干旱胁迫与复水对3份新疆狗牙根新品系渗透调节物质的影响%Effects of Drought Stress and Rewater on Infiltrate Adjusting Subjects of Three Xinjiang Bermuda Grass

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    阿力木·沙比尔; 阿不来提·阿不都热依木; 齐曼·尤努斯; 阿力甫·提力娃

    2009-01-01

    在水分胁迫及复水条件下,研究了干旱胁迫对3份新疆狗牙根品系叶片可溶性糖、可溶性蛋白和脯氨酸含量的动态变化,并探讨了这些生理指标与其抗旱性的关系.结果表明,3份新疆狗牙根新品系叶片中的脯氨酸含量均成倍增长,可溶性糖含量呈现先增后减再增的趋势,可溶性蛋白含量先减后增,说明3份新疆狗牙根品系叶片中上述渗透调节物质代谢的水平和途径发生了一系列的适应性变化.

  8. 不同质地的坪床对土壤物理性状及草坪质量的影响%Impact of turf beds with different soil texture on the soil physical properties and quality of Bermuda turf

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    黄晓露; 于玉红; 王亮; 杨志民

    2009-01-01

    The advantage resource,Yangtze River washed sand (including coarse sand and fine sand) in Nanjing,was used with the local garden soil as the turf bed materials to screening the proper turf bed formula through measuring soil density,total porosity,infiltration rate and soil water content. The results showed that (1) the bulk density of high sand content was significantly higher than the control,but total porosity was significantly lower,with the increase of pressing with field roller,the bulk density among treatments appeared different gradually and the total porosity was significantly lower,then soil aeration was improved,in which, the best sand content i was from 50% to 75%; (2) the soil stable infiltration increased and the water capacity decreased gradually with the sand content increasing. The best sand content was from 50% to 75% because it not only met the generally accepted international permeability standard,but also performed relatively better capacity for holding water and soil nutrients; (3) the turf quality tended to raise first and then declined as the sand content increasing,50% of sand content performed the best and it was followed by the formula of 25% coarse sand + 75% fine sand.%以暖季型草坪草杂交狗牙根品种百慕大T-419建植草坪,以南京地区优势资源"长江水洗沙"(包括粗沙和细沙)与本地田园土组合配比为坪床基质,测定土壤容重、总孔隙度、入渗率以及含水量等指标,分析不同质地土壤物理性状差异,结合草坪质量综合评判,筛选出适宜的坪床配比.结果表明:(1)高含沙量的坪床土壤容重显著高于全土对照,土壤总孔隙度显著低于全土对照,随着滚压次数的增加,各处理间的土壤容重逐渐表现出差异性,土壤总孔隙度显著降低,进而使土壤的通气性得到了改善,其中50%~75%的含沙量的处理改善效果最好;(2)土壤稳定入渗率随着含沙量的增加而逐渐增大,而土壤持水性随着含沙量的增加而逐渐降低,其中50%~75%含沙量的处理既符合国际上普遍接受的渗透率标准,又具有相对较好的保水保肥能力;(3)随着含沙量的增加,草坪质量呈先上升后下降的趋势,其中以50%含沙量的处理草坪质量表现最好,其次为25%粗沙含量和75%细沙含量的处理.

  9. Going out of Bermuda and Building New China——To Avoid the Collapse of the Soviet Union and Build Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in All Aspects%冲出"百慕大"建设新华夏——避免苏联剧变灾难,全面构建中国特色社会主义

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    高放

    2009-01-01

    社会主义苏联模式的病源病根在于斯大林实行个人集权制、职务终身制和指定接班制,以致他推行的急于求成的过"左"路线长期难以纠正,六次错过了自我进行体制内改革的机会,苏共自己培植的高薪特权官僚集团阻碍体制内改革,结果先"左"后右、内外夹攻合葬了苏联模式社会主义.只有进行体制内改革,才能冲出"百慕大"危险区、死亡区,取得全面建设中国特色社会主义的圆满成功.

  10. The effect of different establishment methods of Bermuda grass in summer and overseeding with perennial ryegrass in autumn on turf stands%夏季狗牙根草坪不同建植方法及秋季交播黑麦草对成坪效果的影响

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    王文恩; 张俊卫; 傅强; 包满珠

    2005-01-01

    以狗牙根Cynodon dactylon种子和营养体为材料,在武汉地区,对5种不同建植方法建成的草坪从盖度变化、成坪时间、均一性、建植成本及秋季交播多年生黑麦草Lolium perenne后翌年狗牙根的草坪质量等方面进行综合比较.结果表明:采用夏季建植狗牙根草坪并于秋季交播多年生黑麦草的方法来建植四季常绿草坪,狗牙根采用撒茎覆沙法效果最佳,其他方法依次为开沟埋茎法、间铺草皮法、穴植草茎法;种子直播法在翌年需重新建坪.

  11. Upper and lower mesophotic coral reef fish communities evaluated by underwater visual censuses in two Caribbean locations

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    Pinheiro, H. T.; Goodbody-Gringley, G.; Jessup, M. E.; Shepherd, B.; Chequer, A. D.; Rocha, L. A.

    2016-03-01

    Despite more than 60 yr of coral reef research using scuba diving, mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) between 30 and 150 m depth remain largely unknown. This study represents the first underwater visual census of reef fish communities in the Greater Caribbean on MCEs at depths up to 80 m in Bermuda and 130 m in Curaçao. Sampling was performed using mixed-gas closed-circuit rebreathers. Quantitative data on reef fish communities were obtained for four habitats: coral reefs (45-80 m), rhodolith beds (45-80 m), ledges (85-130 m) and walls (85-130 m). A total of 38 species were recorded in Bermuda and 66 in Curaçao. Mesophotic reef fish communities varied significantly between the two localities. MCEs in Bermuda had lower richness and abundance, but higher biomass than those in Curaçao. Richness, abundance and biomass increased with depth in Bermuda, but decreased in Curaçao. A high turnover of species was found among depth strata and between Bermuda and other Caribbean upper MCEs (45-80 m), indicating that depth was an important driver of community structure at all localities. However, local and evolutionary factors (habitat and endemism) are likely the main factors shaping communities in isolated locations such as Bermuda. High fishing pressure is evident in both localities, as total biomass of apex predators was generally low, and thus may be driving a "refugia" scenario in Bermuda, as the abundance and biomass of macro-carnivores increased with depth and distance from the coast.

  12. 百慕大投资基金监管法律制度解析%The Analysis on Bermuda’s Legal Regime of the Regulation on the Investment Funds

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    丛彦国

    2015-01-01

    Bermuda is the preferred domicile for a wide range of hedge funds, private equity funds, trust funds and mutual funds. The relevant laws of the regulation on Bermuda investment fund include Monetary Authority Act, Investment Funds Act, Companies Act, Limited Partnership Act, Exempted Partnerships Act and Partnership Act etc. The Bermuda Monetary Authority is the principal regulator of investment fund in Bermuda. There are three main structures used for the investment fund in Bermuda:company, partner-ship and unit trust. The regulations on the investment funds in Bermuda includes the regulation on the investment fund and related par-ties. Bermuda investment fund should also meet the requirement of the continuous regulation. In addition, there are regulation require-ment for funds not domiciled in Bermuda, too.%百慕大是众多对冲基金、私募股权基金、信托基金和共同基金的理想设立地。与百慕大投资基金监管有关的法律主要包括《金融监管局法》、《投资基金法》、《公司法》、《有限合伙企业法》、《豁免合伙企业法》和《合伙企业法》等。百慕大金融管理局是百慕大投资基金的主要监管机构。百慕大投资基金的组织形式主要有三种院公司、合伙和单位信托。百慕大投资基金监管包括对基金的监管和对基金有关当事人的监管。百慕大投资基金还要符合持续性监管要求,此外,百慕大对于境外投资基金也有一定监管要求。

  13. The Copenhagen Triangle

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    Irwin, Alan

    2014-01-01

    I denne måneds klumme fra Direktionen skriver forskningsdekan Alan Irwin om den omvendte Bermuda-Trekant, The Copenhagen Triangle, et sted hvor mennesker, idéer og innovation opstår, og ansporer og nærer hinanden.......I denne måneds klumme fra Direktionen skriver forskningsdekan Alan Irwin om den omvendte Bermuda-Trekant, The Copenhagen Triangle, et sted hvor mennesker, idéer og innovation opstår, og ansporer og nærer hinanden....

  14. Primer registro de Dondice parguerensis (Mollusca: Favorinidae para Venezuela First record of Dondice parguerensis (Mollusca: Favorinidae in Venezuela

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    Joany Mariño

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Se cita por primera vez para Venezuela el aeolidaceo Dondice parguerensis Brandon y Cutress, 1985, parásito de los cnidarios Cassiopea xamachana Bigelow, 1892 y Cassiopea frondosa (Pallas, 1774, hasta ahora sólo conocido de Puerto Rico, Panamá y Bermudas.The presence of the aeolidacean Dondice parguerensis Brandon and Cutress, 1985, parasite of the cnidaria Cassiopea xamachana Bigelow, 1892 and Cassiopea frondosa (Pallas, 1774 is recorded for the first time in Venezuela. It was previously recorded in Puerto Rico, Panama and Bermuda.

  15. Great Mysteries of the Earth: A New Geology Course

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    Cazeau, Charles J.; Stoiber, George

    1976-01-01

    Describes an introductory undergraduate geology course which investigates geology-related, current topics of wide interest, such as the Bermuda Triangle, UFO's, etc. Purpose of the course is to show students how to sift fact from fiction, exercise basic logic, and critically analyze current writings of popular sensationalists. (SL)

  16. A Skeptic's Bookshelf: Scientific Responses to Pseudoscience. An Annotated Bibliography.

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    Fraknoi, Andrew

    1984-01-01

    Lists nontechnical books and articles on the various claims of "paranormal" events. Includes general references and materials on: astrology; unidentified flying objects (UFO's); ancient astronauts; lunacy and the moon; Velikovsky and "Worlds in Collision"; the Bermuda triangle; Sirius B and the Dogon; the Tunguska event; creationism; and…

  17. A simple scenario for stygobitization in Stenobermuda Schultz, 1978 (Isopoda Asellota Stenetriidae), with description of a new species from Andros Island, Bahamas

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    Lazare Botosaneanu; Thomas M Iliffe

    1997-01-01

    Description of a new stygobitic and troglomorphic species of Stenobermuda from a Blue Hole in the Bahamas, is an opportunity for speculation about hypogean colonization by this and by another cave-dwelling species from Bermuda, starting from populations of a widely distributed Western Atlantic shallow water marine species.

  18. 76 FR 10593 - Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants

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    2011-02-25

    ..., Application Type: QI Change. GC Logistics, Inc. (NVO), 79301 Country Club Drive, 104, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203..., Application Type: New NVO License. KCTC International (America), Inc. dba World Bridge Line dba Green Shipping...: New NVO License. Pegasus3 Worldwide Logistics, LLC (NVO & OFF), 59 Grove Street, Stoughton, MA...

  19. 7 CFR 51.3210 - Serious damage.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Serious damage. 51.3210 Section 51.3210 Agriculture... Standards for Grades of Bermuda-Granex-Grano Type Onions Definitions § 51.3210 Serious damage. Serious..., shall be considered as serious damage: (a) Seedstems when more than 1/2 inch in diameter; (b) Dry...

  20. Scientific Responses to Pseudoscience Related to Astronomy. An Annotated Bibliography.

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    Fraknoi, Andrew

    1990-01-01

    Provided is a list of 92 references. Categories include general references, debunking astrology, identifying U.F.O.s, ancient astronauts, Velikovsky and worlds in collision, lunacy and the moon, Sirius B and the Dogon tribe, the face and pyramids on mars, the Tunguska Event, and the Bermuda Triangle. (CW)

  1. International trends in health science librarianship. Part 5 Latin America and the Caribbean.

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    Berry, Beverley; Rodrííguez-Jiménez, Teresa M

    2013-03-01

    This is the 5th in a series of articles exploring international trends in health science librarianship in Latin America and the Caribbean in the first decade of the 21st century. The invited authors are from Argentina, Bermuda and Mexico. Future issues will track trends in Central Europe and the Middle East. JM.

  2. Kuus uut Eesti filmi korraga ekraanil / Tarmo Teder

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    Teder, Tarmo

    1998-01-01

    21. mail esilinastuvad kinos Sõprus 'Just märried', rezh. Peep Pedmanson; 'Päevavalgus', rezh. Mait Laas; 'Primavera', rezh. Riho Unt ja Hardi Volmer; 'Vares ja hiired', rezh. Priit Tender ja Mikk Rand; 'Bermuda', rezh. Ülo Pikkov; 'Tom ja Fluffy', rezh. Janno Põldma ja Heiki Ernits

  3. Hurricane Florence as seen from STS-66 shuttle Atlantis

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    1994-01-01

    From 165 nautical miles above the earth, the STS-66 astronauts were able to capture detail in a number of storm systems around the globe during their 11-day stay in space aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. A 70mm handheld Hasselblad was used to photograph Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean, about 400 miles from Bermuda.

  4. 78 FR 77449 - GSA Approves Renewal of North American Numbering Council Charter Through September 20, 2015

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    2013-12-23

    ... public cannot be overstated. Telephone numbers are the means by which consumers gain access to, and reap the benefits of, the public switched telephone network. The Council's recommendations to the... is the telephone numbering plan for the United States and its territories, Canada, Bermuda, and...

  5. Multifilm kui tõsine asi / Marko Mägi

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    Mägi, Marko

    1998-01-01

    Esilinastus 6 animafilmi : "Vares ja hiired", autorid Priit Tender ja Mikk Rand; "Just märried", autor Peep Pedmanson; "Päevavalgus", autor Mait Laas; "Tom ja Fluffy", režissöörid Janno Põldma ja Heiki Ernits; "Bermuda", autor Ülo Pikkov; "Primavera", režissöörid Riho Unt ja Hardi Volmer

  6. Maximum phytoplankton concentrations in the sea

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    Jackson, G.A.; Kiørboe, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    in the North Atlantic as part of the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series program as well as data collected off Southern California as part of the Southern California Bight Study program. The observed maximum particulate organic carbon and volumetric particle concentrations are consistent with the...

  7. Micrallecto uncinata n. gen., n.sp., a parasitic copepod from a remarkable host, the pteropod Pneumoderma

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    Stock, Jan H.

    1971-01-01

    A new genus and species of copepod crustacean parasite, Micrallecto uncinata, is described from Pneumoderma pygmaeum (Tesch, 1903), a gymnosome pteropod (Mollusca) collected West of Bermuda. The parasite probably belongs to the family Splanchnotrophidae and is the first copepod associate reported fr

  8. Evaluation of Warm Season Turfgrass under Different Irrigation Regimes in Arid Region

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    Abdullah Mohd Hassan ALSHEHHI

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Turfgrasses play a very important role in enhancing quality of life in modern urban living. Water quantity is the most important challenge worldwide in establishing and maintaining quality turf. The present study was aimed to test the performance of three warm season turfgrasses under four water levels for plantation in arid zones. Pits (48 measuring 1m length x 1m width x 0.6 m depth were planted with four replications of Common Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon, Tifway Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon x transvaalensis and Seashore Paspalum grass (Paspalum vaginatum in complete randomized design (CRD. Irrigation was done daily with 15 l/plot during the first 4 weeks (establishment period and four irrigation levels (5, 10, and 15, 20 l/lot were maintained in the following 8 weeks (treatment period. Physical parameters (canopy temperatures, ambient temperature, leaf area, shoot production and relative water content were measured once in two week as well as the visual quality (shoot color, shoot density and shoot uniformity was assessed, however, chlorophyll analysis was done in the end of the study. It was found that temperature has significant effect on performance of turfgrasses. Canopy temperature was higher than ambient temperature in the three turfgrasses but it has different level in each variety. Five liter of water per day per square meter gave acceptable turf quality when ambient temperature ranged from 20 to 33�C. Seashore paspalum performed best followed by Tifway Bermuda grass and common Bermuda grass respectively.

  9. Intercalibration of selected anthropogenic radionuclides for the GEOTRACES Program

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    Kenna, Timothy C.; Masqué, Pere; Mas, Jose Luis;

    2012-01-01

    As part of the GEOTRACES Program, six laboratories participated in an intercalibration exercise on several anthropogenic radionuclides of interest. The effort was successful for 239,240Pu activity, 240Pu/239Pu isotope ratio, and 137Cs activity measured in filtered seawater samples from the Bermuda...

  10. Diving investigations of Bermuda’s deep water caves

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    Iliffe, Thomas M.

    2012-01-01

    Mixed gas rebreathers allowed divers to explore the shelf edge of the Bermuda sea mount at depths from 60 to 136 m to search for potential refugia of anchialine taxa during Pleistocene periods of sea level regression. Divers discovered karst and sea level features including a remnant natural bridge cave, drowned coral reefs, wave-cut notches and high relief escarpments.

  11. Stygofauna of the Canary Islands, 9. The amphipod genus Pseudoniphargus (Crustacea) in the Canary Islands

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    Stock, Jan H.

    1988-01-01

    Pseudoniphargus was known from inland stygohabitats in the Iberian peninsula, the Azores, Madeira, N.W. Africa, and Bermuda, but not from the Canary Islands. Systematic sampling in six of the seven larger islands of the latter archipelago has revealed the presence of the genus in Tenerife (4 species

  12. 浅谈with引导的独立结构

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    王磊

    2006-01-01

    @@ (第二版)精读第一册第六单元In-Class Reading中有这样一个句子:It is a large,triangular area of the ocean with the island of Bermuda at its northern tip.句中with the island of Bermuda atits northern tip是用with引导的独立结构.此类结构成分复杂,作用繁多.对于英语学习者来说,它既是学习的重点,又是学好英语所必须解决的一个难点.下面,笔者结合几个典型的例句来谈谈with引导的独立结构的构成及其句法作用.

  13. Mid-plate, mid-gyre seabed assessment program for nuclear waste disposal. Final report

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    Hollister, C.D.

    1976-01-01

    Status of the following tasks is reported: acoustic experiments for lateral and vertical consistency determinations; design, fabricate, and interface core launch and recovery system for C. S. LONG LINES; field test Giant Piston Core (GPC) on Bermuda Rise with LONG LINES, summer of 1976; GPC cruise to MPG-1 in October 1976; core sample analysis and data synthesis for vertical consistency; and acoustic mapping of MPG-1 for horizontal consistency. (LK)

  14. Genome sequence of the novel marine member of the Gammaproteobacteria strain HTCC5015.

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    Thrash, J Cameron

    2010-07-01

    HTCC5015 is a novel, highly divergent marine member of the Gammaproteobacteria, currently without a cultured representative with greater than 89% 16S rRNA gene identity to itself. The organism was isolated from water collected from Hydrostation S south of Bermuda using high-throughput dilution-to-extinction culturing techniques. Here we present the genome sequence of the unique Gammaproteobacterium strain HTCC5015.

  15. Fermentation products and plant cell wall-degrading enzymes produced by monocentric and polycentric anaerobic ruminal fungi.

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    Borneman, W. S.; Akin, D. E.; Ljungdahl, L G

    1989-01-01

    Five anaerobic fungal isolates from the bovine rumen were grown on Coastal Bermuda grass (CBG) leaf blades and monitored over a 9-day period for substrate utilization, fermentation products, cellulase, and xylanase activities. Two of the fungal isolates showed monocentric growth patterns; one (isolate MC-1) had monoflagellated zoospores and morphologically resembled members of the genus Piromyces; the other (isolate MC-2) had multiflagellated zoospores and resembled members of the genus Neoca...

  16. An Integrated Assessment of the Introduction of Lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles complex) to the Western Atlantic Ocean.

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    Hare, Jonathan A.; Whitfield, Paula E.

    2003-01-01

    Lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles complex) are venomous coral reef fishes from the Indian and western Pacific oceans that are now found in the western Atlantic Ocean. Adult lionfish have been observed from Miami, Florida to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and juvenile lionfish have been observed off North Carolina, New York, and Bermuda. The large number of adults observed and the occurrence of juveniles indicate that lionfish are established and reproducing along the southeast United States co...

  17. Caribbean lobster reproduction: a review

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    Ayra, L.; Cruz, R.

    2010-01-01

    This review of the reproduction of the spiny lobster Panulirus argus aims to provide information that will improve the management decisions, the study in population dynamics and on spiny lobsters aquaculture research. We update the reader on this topic with studies carried out by decades in Cuban archipelago, Florida, Bermuda, Mexico and Brazil. In particular, it was discussed the results of fieldwork studies on reproductive cycle, fecundity, brood size and population egg prod...

  18. Ozone in the Atlantic Ocean marine boundary layer

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    Patrick Boylan; Detlev Helmig; Samuel Oltmans

    2015-01-01

    Abstract In situ atmospheric ozone measurements aboard the R/V Ronald H. Brown during the 2008 Gas-Ex and AMMA research cruises were compared with data from four island and coastal Global Atmospheric Watch stations in the Atlantic Ocean to examine ozone transport in the marine boundary layer (MBL). Ozone measurements made at Tudor Hill, Bermuda, were subjected to continental outflow from the east coast of the United States, which resulted in elevated ozone levels above 50 ppbv. Ozone measurem...

  19. Temporal dynamics of Prochlorococcus ecotypes in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

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    Malmstrom, Rex R.; Coe, Allison; Kettler, Gregory Carl; Martiny, Adam C.; Frias-Lopez, Jorge; Zinser, Erik R.; Chisholm, Sallie

    2010-01-01

    To better understand the temporal and spatial dynamics of Prochlorococcus populations, and how these populations co-vary with the physical environment, we followed monthly changes in the abundance of five ecotypes—two high-light adapted and three low-light adapted—over a 5-year period in coordination with the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series (BATS) and Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) programs. Ecotype abundance displayed weak seasonal fluctuations at HOT and strong seasonal fluctuations at BATS. F...

  20. New Tetragonicipitidae (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from the Indo-Pacific

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    FIERS, F; Troch, M

    2000-01-01

    During an intensive study of the copepod associations living on the seagrass Thalassia hemprichii (Ehrenberg) Ascherson in Gazi Bay (Kenya), three representatives of the harpacticoid family Tetragonicipitidae Lang, 1944 were found. Diagoniceps laevis Willey, 1930 previously reported from Bermuda (type locality) and the Bahamas. was found in Gazi Bay. Comparison with the Atlantic material revealed only minor differences. Odaginiceps immanis n. sp. is the fourth species of the genus, which was ...

  1. Modeling a Sustainable Salt Tolerant Grass-Livestock Production System under Saline Conditions in the Western San Joaquin Valley of California

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    Stephen R. Kaffka; John Maas; James D. Oster; Máximo F. Alonso; Dennis L. Corwin

    2013-01-01

    Salinity and trace mineral accumulation threaten the sustainability of crop production in many semi-arid parts of the world, including California’s western San Joaquin Valley (WSJV). We used data from a multi-year field-scale trial in Kings County and related container trials to simulate a forage-grazing system under saline conditions. The model uses rainfall and irrigation water amounts, irrigation water quality, soil, plant, and atmospheric variables to predict Bermuda grass ( Cynodon dac...

  2. Soho中的移动成像准则

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    2008-01-01

    第十届Rushes Soho Shorts Festival在伦敦中心区掀起了一股热潮。作品筛选在投稿的各大知名公司中如火如茶的展开.其中包括Aardman Animations、Bermuda Shorts,Slinky Pictures、Picasso Pictures,Film38和Williams Murray Hamm。

  3. Eripalgeline universum Polymeri kultuuritehases / Marian Kivila

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    Kivila, Marian

    2008-01-01

    23. V toimunud rahvusvahelise tegevuskunstifestivali "Diverse Universe IV" performance''i-programmist Non Grata Kunstikonteineris Kultuuritehases Polymer. Sandra Jõgeva ja rühmituse Cnopt, rühmituse Non Grata, korealase Kim Baek-Ki ning sakslaste Micha Stegeri ja Andreas Stadleri, poolakate Marta Zioleki ja Agata Siniarska, ameeriklase Travis McCoy Fulleri, Russ Butleri (Bermuda), rühmituse HorseCow (Sacramento) performance'itest. Lühidalt Non Grata videonäitusest

  4. Meta-omic signatures of microbial metal and nitrogen cycling in marine oxygen minimum zones

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    Glass, Jennifer B.; Cecilia Batmalle Kretz; Sangita eGanesh; Piyush eRanjan; Seston, Sherry L.; Kristen N Buck; Landing, William M.; Morton, Peter L.; Moffett, James W.; Giovannoni, Stephen J.; Vergin, Kevin L.; Stewart, Frank J.

    2015-01-01

    Iron (Fe) and copper (Cu) are essential cofactors for microbial metalloenzymes, but little is known about the metalloenyzme inventory of anaerobic marine microbial communities despite their importance to the nitrogen cycle. We compared dissolved O2, NO3-, NO2-, Fe and Cu concentrations with nucleic acid sequences encoding Fe and Cu-binding proteins in 21 metagenomes and 9 metatranscriptomes from Eastern Tropical North and South Pacific oxygen minimum zones and 7 metagenomes from the Bermuda A...

  5. First Record of Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans) for the Brazilian Coast

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    Ferreira, Carlos E. L.; Luiz, Osmar J.; Floeter, Sergio R.; Marcos B Lucena; Moysés C Barbosa; Rocha, Claudia R.; Luiz A Rocha

    2015-01-01

    The invasion of the northwestern Atlantic by the Indo-Pacific lionfish has developed extraordinarily fast, and is expected to cause one of the most negative ecological impacts among all marine invasions. In less than 30 years, lionfish have dramatically expanded their distribution range to an area encompassing the eastern coast of the USA, Bermuda, the entire Caribbean region and the Gulf of Mexico. The rapidity of the lionfish spread has raised concerns in other parts of the Atlantic that ma...

  6. Suur esilinastamine

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    21.5. esilinastuvad kinos "Sõprus" 6 animafilmi : "Vares ja hiired", autorid Priit Tender ja Mikk Rand; "Just märried", autor Peep Pedmanson; "Päevavalgus", autor Mait Laas; "Tom ja Fluffy", režissöörid Janno Põldma ja Heiki Ernits; "Bermuda", autor Ülo Pikkov; "Primavera", režissöörid Riho Unt ja Hardi Volmer. Aut. : M.R

  7. Børn og barndom på fritidshjem

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    Kjær, Bjørg

    spændstig treenighed - eller måske som en anden Bermuda-trekant får det hele til at forsvinde. Børnene indgår i løbende forhandlinger om hvad det vil sige at være barn på institution. I disse forhandlinger kan det ske, at børnene provokatorisk forholder sig til institutionens institutionsagtighed, leger med...

  8. Kuus uut Eesti filmi korraga ekraanil / Tarmo Teder

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    Teder, Tarmo, 1958-

    1998-01-01

    21.5. esilinastuvad kinos "Sõprus" 6 animafilmi : "Vares ja hiired", autorid Priit Tender ja Mikk Rand; "Just märried", autor Peep Pedmanson; "Päevavalgus", autor Mait Laas; "Tom ja Fluffy", režissöörid Janno Põldma ja Heiki Ernits; "Bermuda", autor Ülo Pikkov; "Primavera", režissöörid Riho Unt ja Hardi Volmer

  9. Esilinastuvad eesti animafilmid

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    1998-01-01

    21.5. esilinastuvad kinos "Sõprus" 6 animafilmi : "Vares ja hiired", autorid Priit Tender ja Mikk Rand; "Just märried", autor Peep Pedmanson; "Päevavalgus", autor Mait Laas; "Tom ja Fluffy", režissöörid Janno Põldma ja Heiki Ernits; "Bermuda", autor Ülo Pikkov; "Primavera", režissöörid Riho Unt ja Hardi Volmer

  10. 百慕大群岛

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    王乐乐

    2007-01-01

    百慕大群岛(the Bermuda Islands)位于大西洋中西部,面积54平方公里。人口6万,是世界上人口最稠密的地区之一,群岛上60%的居民为黑人和黑白混种人,40%为白种人。英语为通用语言。

  11. TMT逃离中国

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    蔡伟

    2002-01-01

    @@ 电信、媒体和科技(Telecom、Media和Technology,缩写为TMT)等新经济中发迹的新贵,他们又不想去加勒比海晒太阳,持有或准备持有开曼(Cayman)、维尔京(BVI)和百幕大(Bermuda)这种自由岛永久居民身份,他们想干什么?

  12. Mass spectrometric analysis of electrophoretically separated allergens and proteases in grass pollen diffusates

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    Geczy Carolyn L

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Pollens are important triggers for allergic asthma and seasonal rhinitis, and proteases released by major allergenic pollens can injure airway epithelial cells in vitro. Disruption of mucosal epithelial integrity by proteases released by inhaled pollens could promote allergic sensitisation. Methods Pollen diffusates from Kentucky blue grass (Poa pratensis, rye grass (Lolium perenne and Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon were assessed for peptidase activity using a fluorogenic substrate, as well as by gelatin zymography. Following one- or two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, Coomassie-stained individual bands/spots were excised, subjected to tryptic digestion and analysed by mass spectrometry, either MALDI reflectron TOF or microcapillary liquid chromatography MS-MS. Database searches were used to identify allergens and other plant proteins in pollen diffusates. Results All pollen diffusates tested exhibited peptidase activity. Gelatin zymography revealed high Mr proteolytic activity at ~ 95,000 in all diffusates and additional proteolytic bands in rye and Bermuda grass diffusates, which appeared to be serine proteases on the basis of inhibition studies. A proteolytic band at Mr ~ 35,000 in Bermuda grass diffusate, which corresponded to an intense band detected by Western blotting using a monoclonal antibody to the timothy grass (Phleum pratense group 1 allergen Phl p 1, was identified by mass spectrometric analysis as the group 1 allergen Cyn d 1. Two-dimensional analysis similarly demonstrated proteolytic activity corresponding to protein spots identified as Cyn d 1. Conclusion One- and two-dimensional electrophoretic separation, combined with analysis by mass spectrometry, is useful for rapid determination of the identities of pollen proteins. A component of the proteolytic activity in Bermuda grass diffusate is likely to be related to the allergen Cyn d 1.

  13. Biology and ecology of the invasive lionfishes, Pterois miles and Pterois volitans

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    Morris, Jr., J. Glenn; Akins, J. L.; Barse, A.; Cerino, D.; Freshwater, D W; Green, S J; R. C. Muñoz; Paris, C.; Whitfield, P. E.

    2009-01-01

    The Indo-Pacific lionfishes, Pterois miles and P. volitans, are now established along the U.S. southeast coast, Bermuda, Bahamas, and are becoming established in the Caribbean. While these lionfish are popular in the aquarium trade, their biology and ecology are poorly understood in their native range. Given the rapid establishment and potential adverse impacts of these invaders, comprehensive studies of their biology and ecology are warranted. Here we provide a synopsis of lionfish biology a...

  14. Small-scale shear measurements during the Fine and Microstructure Experiment (Fame)

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    Gargett, A.E.; Osborn, T.R.

    1981-03-20

    The turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate e is estimated from measurements of small-scale shear taken with a vertical profiler during the Fine and Microstructure Experiment (Fame). Typical profiles of e are presented for the different oceanographic regions sampled, the Gulf Stream, a mid-Sargasso site, and locations withoutin and with the 100 fathom (approx.2000 m) contour about the island of Bermuda. Heavily averaged values of e are presented as a funtion of mean Vaeisaela frequency N-bar, a fundamental scaling parameter for the oceanic internal wave field. A dependence of e-barproportionalN-bar is found for an ensemble of stations near Bermuda: functional dependence for an ensemble of stations at the mid-Sargasso site is less clear, with results exhibiting an undersirable sensitivity to infrequent large events. Dissipation is found to increase as the island of Bermuda is approached from any direction: the density of measurements is insufficient to determine any azimuthal variation resulting from the anisotropic mean flow field about the island at the time. A set of three profiles across the Gulf Stream suggests that this is not a region of abnormally high dissipation, a conclusion supported by previous and concurrent measurements of temperature finestructure and microstructure.

  15. Subtropical grass pollen allergens are important for allergic respiratory diseases in subtropical regions

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    Davies Janet

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Grass pollen allergens are a major cause of allergic respiratory disease but traditionally prescribing practice for grass pollen allergen-specific immunotherapy has favoured pollen extracts of temperate grasses. Here we aim to compare allergy to subtropical and temperate grass pollens in patients with allergic rhinitis from a subtropical region of Australia. Methods Sensitization to pollen extracts of the subtropical Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum, Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense and Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon as well as the temperate Ryegrass (Lolium perenne were measured by skin prick in 233 subjects from Brisbane. Grass pollen-specific IgE reactivity was tested by ELISA and cross-inhibition ELISA. Results Patients with grass pollen allergy from a subtropical region showed higher skin prick diameters with subtropical Bahia grass and Bermuda grass pollens than with Johnson grass and Ryegrass pollens. IgE reactivity was higher with pollen of Bahia grass than Bermuda grass, Johnson grass and Ryegrass. Patients showed asymmetric cross-inhibition of IgE reactivity with subtropical grass pollens that was not blocked by temperate grass pollen allergens indicating the presence of species-specific IgE binding sites of subtropical grass pollen allergens that are not represented in temperate grass pollens. Conclusions Subtropical grass pollens are more important allergen sources than temperate grass pollens for patients from a subtropical region. Targeting allergen-specific immunotherapy to subtropical grass pollen allergens in patients with allergic rhinitis in subtropical regions could improve treatment efficacy thereby reducing the burden of allergic rhinitis and asthma.

  16. The Oceanic Flux Program: A three decade time-series of particle flux in the deep Sargasso Sea

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    Weber, J. C.; Conte, M. H.

    2010-12-01

    The Oceanic Flux Program (OFP), 75 km SE of Bermuda, is the longest running time-series of its kind. Initiated in 1978, the OFP has produced an unsurpassed, nearly continuous record of temporal variability in deep ocean fluxes, with a >90% temporal coverage at 3200m depth. The OFP, in conjunction with the co-located Bermuda-Atlantic Time Series (BATS) and the Bermuda Testbed Mooring (BTM) time-series, has provided key observations enabling detailed assessment of how seasonal and non-seasonal variability in the deep ocean is linked with the overlying physical and biogeochemical environment. This talk will focus on the short-term flux variability that overlies the seasonal flux pattern in the Sargasso Sea, emphasizing episodic extreme flux events. Extreme flux events are responsible for much of the year-to-year variability in mean annual flux and are most often observed during early winter and late spring when surface stratification is weak or transient. In addition to biological phenomena (e.g. salp blooms), passage of productive meso-scale features such as eddies, which alter surface water mixing characteristics and surface export fluxes, may initiate some extreme flux events. Yet other productive eddies show a minimal influence on the deep flux, underscoring the importance of upper ocean ecosystem structure and midwater processes on the coupling between the surface ocean environment and deep fluxes. Using key organic and inorganic tracers, causative processes that influence deep flux generation and the strength of the coupling with the surface ocean environment can be identified.

  17. Combined Atmospheric and Ocean Profiling from an Airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar

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    Hair Johnathan; Hostetler Chris; Hu Yongxiang; Behrenfeld Michael; Butler Carolyn; Harper David; Hare Rich; Berkoff Timothy; Cook Antony; Collins James; Stockley Nicole; Twardowski Michael; Cetinić Ivona; Ferrare Richard; Mack Terry

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    First of its kind combined atmospheric and ocean profile data were collected by the recently upgraded NASA Langley Research Center’s (LaRC) High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL-1) during the 17 July – 7 August 2014 Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research Experiment (SABOR). This mission sampled over a region that covered the Gulf of Maine, open-ocean near Bermuda, and coastal waters from Virginia to Rhode Island. The HSRL-1 and the Research Scanning Polarimeter from NASA Goddard Institute for Spac...

  18. Six cyclopic ships with the death of one of them.

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    Cohen, M Michael

    2010-09-01

    Given the knowledge of cyclopic humans and animals and their lethal nature, and given the negative way in which the cyclops is portrayed in mythology and in art, it is unusual that six naval ships--four English and two American--were named "Cyclops." However, there are also important positive attributes of the Cyclopes in Greek mythology, which explain the reasons the ships were given this name. One ship, the USS "Cyclops," with 306 men aboard, was lost at sea in the "Bermuda Triangle" in 1918 without a trace and no wreckage has ever been found. PMID:20856016

  19. Diversity and distribution of single-stranded DNA phages in the North Atlantic Ocean

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    Tucker, Kimberly P; Parsons, Rachel; Symonds, Erin M.; Breitbart, Mya

    2010-01-01

    Knowledge of marine phages is highly biased toward double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) phages; however, recent metagenomic surveys have also identified single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) phages in the oceans. Here, we describe two complete ssDNA phage genomes that were reconstructed from a viral metagenome from 80 m depth at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site in the northwestern Sargasso Sea and examine their spatial and temporal distributions. Both genomes (SARssφ1 and SARssφ2) exhibited si...

  20. Early life stages of cephalopods in the Sargasso Sea: distribution and diversity relative to hydrographic conditions

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    Diekmann, Rabea; Piatkowski, Uwe

    2002-01-01

    The distribution of early life stages of cephalopods was studied during a cruise of the German R.V. "Poseidon" to the Sargasso Sea in March 1993, covering an area south-east of Bermuda from 24°N to 31°N and 61°W to 65°W. Hydrographic measurements were carried out by conductivity, temperature and depth casts and/or expendable bathythermographs. The subtropical convergence zone was detected at a latitude of approximately 27°20′N and divided the Sargasso Sea into a northern and a southern area. ...

  1. Paratyphoid Blamed On Ulster: A Nursing Odyssey

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    Hedley-Whyte, John; Milamed, Debra Rachel

    2008-01-01

    SUMMARY: The aim of the Modicum mission from the United States was to determine the fate of the Western World, the Second Front and the Manhattan Project plans for development of atomic weapons. The Modicum mission was appointed in March 1942 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt as President and Commander-in-Chief of the US forces. The journey via the Anglican Cathedral in Bermuda, to Gander, to London, to Ulster was eventful. There was a clay-pigeon shooting contest in Gander. Generals Marshall, Eis...

  2. Development of innovative technique that may be used as models for the increase of biomass production with grasses and other species

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    Burton, G. W.; Hanna, W. W.

    1981-09-01

    Techniques for biomass increase are discussed: irradiation breeding of sterile triploid turf bermuda grasses; irradiation breeding of sterile Coastcross-1, a forage grass hybrid to increase winter hardiness; heterosis resulting from crossing specific irradiation induced mutants with their normal inbred parent; use of mitomycin and streptomycin to create cytoplasmic male sterile mutants in pearl millet; biomass of napiergrass; evaluation of mutagen induced lignin mutants to maximize metabolizable energy in sorghum; interspecific crosses in Pennisetum; production of homozygous translocation tester stocks; use of radiation to induce and transfer reproductive behavior in plants; and genetics of radiation induced mutations.

  3. Composição química e digestibilidade in vitro de lâminas foliares e colmos de gramíneas forrageiras, em função do nível de inserção no perfilho, da idade e da estação de crescimento

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    Paciullo Domingos Sávio Campos

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Lâminas foliares e segmentos de colmo das gramíneas forrageiras capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens, capim-gordura (Melinis minutiflora e capim-bermuda Tifton 85 (Cynodon sp foram analisados quanto aos teores de proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, celulose, hemicelulose e lignina e aos coeficientes de digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS, em duas estações de crescimento: verão e outono. As lâminas, amostradas no momento da exposição da lígula e 20 dias após, situavam-se nas posições inferior e superior do perfilho. Os segmentos de colmo avaliados foram os situados imediatamente abaixo da lâmina da posição superior. O colmo de capim-bermuda Tifton 85 apresentou 8,5 unidades percentuais a menos de FDA que os das outras duas gramíneas, que não diferiram entre si. Os teores médios de PB de lâminas foliares exibiram pequena variação entre as espécies e diminuíram de 18,8 para 14,6%, após 20 dias de expansão, e de 18,9 para 14,5%, entre as lâminas das posições inferior e superior do perfilho. Lâminas da posição superior apresentaram mais elevados teores de FDN e lignina, independente da espécie, da estação e da idade. Os coeficientes de DIVMS reduziram a partir do momento da expansão da lâmina foliar e foram maiores em lâminas situadas no nível inferior e colhidas no outono. Entre as espécies, a DIVMS não variou em lâminas recém-expandidas, mas foi mais elevada em capim-bermuda Tifton 85 e mais baixa em capim-braquiária em lâminas com 20 dias após completa expansão. A DIVMS do colmo foi mais baixa em capim-braquiária (56,9% e mais elevada em capim-bermuda Tifton 85 (59,6% e capim-gordura (60,5%, que não diferiram entre si.

  4. A new species of Odaginiceps Fiers, 1995 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Tetragonicipitidae from the Mediterranean coast of Turkey

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    Süphan Karaytuğ

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Male and female of Odaginiceps korykosensis sp. n. (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Tetragonicipitidae, collected in the intertidal zone of Kızkalesi beach along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey (Mersin Province, are described. The new species is the fifth member of the genus and can easily be distinguished from the other species by the presence of four setae/spines on the second endopodal segment of P4 and by the structure of the caudal rami. Previously, representatives of the genus Odaginiceps have been reported from Gulf of Mexico, off Bermuda and Kenya. Odaginiceps korykosensis sp. n. is the first record of the genus in the Mediterranean Sea.

  5. Evaluation of some weed extracts against field dodder on alfalfa (Medicago sativa).

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    Habib, S A; Rahman, A A

    1988-02-01

    Experiments were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of some weed extracts against field dodderCuscuta campestris Yunck. on alfalfa (Medicago stiva L.) and to identify and quantify the phytotoxic agents of these extracts. All concentrations of aqueous extract of every weed showed significant effectiveness on dodder when compared to the untreated plant under lath house and field conditions. Control percentages of the (0.5 g) of Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) and wall goosefoot (Chenopodium murale) ranged between 83 and 96, and the same concentration caused injury to alfalfa foliage up to 43% when applied in the field. Phytotoxic agents were identified as phenolic compounds such as chlorogenic, isochlorogenic,p-coumaric acids, and scopoletin. Their quantities varied with species; Bermuda grass had the highest content (32.2 μg/g dry weight) followed by Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense), well goosefoot, and tumble pigweed (Amaranthus albus). These results might aid in screening for effective alternate approaches for controlling dodder on alfalfa planted for seeds.

  6. Co-sensitization of natural dyes for improved efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cell application

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    Kumar, K. Ashok; Subalakshmi, K.; Senthilselvan, J.

    2016-05-01

    In this paper, a new approach of co-sensitized DSSC based on natural dyes is investigated to explore the possible way to improve the power conversion efficiency. To realize this purpose 10 DSSC devices were fabricated using mono-sensitization and co-sensitization of ethanolic extracts of natural dye sensitizers obtained from Cactus fruit, Jambolana fruit, Curcumin and Bermuda grass. The optical absorption spectrum of the mono and hybrid dye extracts were studied by UV-Visible absorption spectrum. It shows the characteristic absorption peaks in visible region corresponds to the presence of natural pigments of anthocyanin, betacyanin and chlorophylls. Absorption spectrum of hybrid dyes reveals a wide absorption band in visible region with improved extinction co-efficient and it is favorable for increased light harvesting nature. The power conversion efficiency of DSSC devices were calculated using J-V curve and the maximum efficiency achieved in the present work is noted to be ~0.61% for Cactus-Bermuda co-sensitized DSSC.

  7. Modeling a Sustainable Salt Tolerant Grass-Livestock Production System under Saline Conditions in the Western San Joaquin Valley of California

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    Stephen R. Kaffka

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Salinity and trace mineral accumulation threaten the sustainability of crop production in many semi-arid parts of the world, including California’s western San Joaquin Valley (WSJV. We used data from a multi-year field-scale trial in Kings County and related container trials to simulate a forage-grazing system under saline conditions. The model uses rainfall and irrigation water amounts, irrigation water quality, soil, plant, and atmospheric variables to predict Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers. growth, quality, and use by cattle. Simulations based on field measurements and a related container study indicate that although soil chemical composition is affected by irrigation water quality, irrigation timing and frequency can be used to mitigate salt and trace mineral accumulation. Bermuda grass yields of up to 12 Mg dry matter (DM·ha−1 were observed at the field site and predicted by the model. Forage yield and quality supports un-supplemented cattle stocking rates of 1.0 to 1.2 animal units (AU·ha−1. However, a balance must be achieved between stocking rate, desired average daily gain, accumulation of salts in the soil profile, and potential pollution of ground water from drainage and leaching. Using available weather data, crop-specific parameter values and field scale measurements of soil salinity and nitrogen levels, the model can be used by farmers growing forages on saline soils elsewhere, to sustain forage and livestock production under similarly marginal conditions.

  8. On Narrative Characteristics of Short Stories by Macao Writer Tao Li%澳门作家陶里短篇小说叙事特点分析——以小说集《百慕她的诱惑》为例

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    黎恩

    2012-01-01

    As one of the representative writers in Macao, Tao Li, in his work The Temptation of Bermuda, applies the technique of fantasy to the people and things in real life deforming aesthetically so as to form a style of being ridiculous but meaningful. This paper, taking The Temptation of Bermuda as an example, analyzes the narrative characteristics and deep meaning of it so as to help the readers to unscramble Tao Li' s works.%陶里作为澳门文学的中坚作家,其短篇小说集《百慕她的诱惑》以虚幻的笔法将现实生活中的人和事进行审美变形,使得作品显现出荒诞不经却有意味深长的风格。以小说《百慕她的诱惑》为例,从"反自然感觉的城市"的构建、流浪的欲望幽灵之描写以及交错、混乱的时空这三个方面作为切入点,剖析其叙事的特点及深层涵义,以此展开对陶里小说创作的解读。

  9. Boodlea composita (Harv. F.Brand (Chlorophyta no litoral nordeste do Brasil Boodlea composita (Harv. F.Brand (Chlorophyta in the northeastern coast of Brazil

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    Aigara Miranda Alves

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo relata a primeira ocorrência de Boodlea composita (Harv. F.Brand (Chlorophyta para o litoral nordeste do Brasil e o segundo registro para o litoral brasileiro. O material foi coletado ao longo do litoral da Bahia (08º20'07"-18º20'07''S e 30º20'37"-46º36'59"W. A distribuição de B. composita foi ampliada no litoral do Brasil, uma vez que esta era conhecida apenas para a região sudeste, especificamente para Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro. No Atlântico Americano, B. composita apresenta limite norte de distribuição nas Bermudas e limite sul, no Rio de Janeiro.This study reports the first occurrence of Boodlea composita (Harv. F.Brand (Chlorophyta to the northeastern coast of Brazil and the second record for the Brazilian coast. The material was collected along the coast of Bahia (08º20'07"-18º20'07''S and 30º20'37"-46º36'59"W. The distribution of B. composita was expanded along the coast of Brazil, since this was known only to the Southeast, specifically to Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro. In American Atlantic, B. composita presents northern limit of distribution in Bermuda and southern limit at Rio de Janeiro.

  10. 白三叶和狗牙根混播群落3年间地上生物量和种间竞争的动态%Three year study of above-ground biomass and interspecific competition of

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    田宏; 陈明新; 蔡化; 王凤; 张鹤山; 刘洋

    2011-01-01

    . During the trial, white clover was the main grass in the early period of the each year. And in this period of time white clover and bermuda grass occupied different ecological niches and showed a symbiotic relationship with the competitive ability of white clover stronger than that of bermuda grass. Then,bermuda grass gradually became the main grass in all mixed grassland and the 2 forage grasses showed antagonistic action and the competitive ability of bermuda grass was stronger than that of white clover. At last, Bermuda grass became the dominant species of the mixed community.

  11. Evaluation of exposure to organophosphate, carbamate, phenoxy acid, and chlorophenol pesticides in pregnant women from 10 Caribbean countries.

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    Forde, Martin S; Robertson, Lyndon; Laouan Sidi, Elhadji A; Côté, Suzanne; Gaudreau, Eric; Drescher, Olivia; Ayotte, Pierre

    2015-09-01

    Pesticides are commonly used in tropical regions such as the Caribbean for both household and agricultural purposes. Of particular concern is exposure during pregnancy, as these compounds can cross the placental barrier and interfere with fetal development. The objective of this study was to evaluate exposure of pregnant women residing in 10 Caribbean countries to the following commonly used classes of pesticides in the Caribbean: organophosphates (OPs), carbamates, phenoxy acids, and chlorophenols. Out of 438 urine samples collected, 15 samples were randomly selected from each Caribbean country giving a total of 150 samples. Samples were analyzed for the following metabolites: six OP dialkylphosphate metabolites [dimethylphosphate (DMP), dimethylthiophosphate (DMTP), dimethyldithiophosphate (DMDTP), diethylphosphate (DEP), diethylthiophosphate (DETP) and diethyldithiophosphate (DEDTP)]; two carbamate metabolites [2-isopropoxyphenol (2-IPP) and carbofuranphenol]; one phenoxy acid 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D); and five chlorophenols [2,4-dichlorophenol (DCP), 2,5-dichlorophenol (2,5-DCP), 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (TCP), 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (2,4,6-TCP), and pentachlorophenol (PCP)]. OP metabolites were consistently detected in ≥60% of the samples from Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, and Jamaica. Of the carbamate metabolites, 2-IPP was detected in seven of the 10 Caribbean countries with a detection frequency around 30%, whereas carbofuranphenol was detected in only one sample. The detection frequency for the phenoxy acid 2,4-D ranged from 20% in Grenada to a maximum of 67% in Belize. Evidence of exposure to chlorophenol pesticides was also established with 2,4-DCP by geometric means ranging from 0.52 μg L(-1) in St Lucia to a maximum of 1.68 μg L(-1) in Bermuda. Several extreme concentrations of 2,5-DCP were detected in four Caribbean countries-Belize (1100 μg L(-1)), Bermuda (870 μg L(-1)), Jamaica (1300 μg L(-1)), and St Kitts and Nevis (1400 μg L(-1

  12. 路堑边坡植被防护固土效果室内外试验%Solidify effect of cut slope ecology protection with indoor and outdoor tests

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    张永杰; 王桂尧; 王玲; 王前; 王乐; 郑东书

    2012-01-01

    The indoor protection anti-scouring tests are done with three planting methods and two grasses.Three building ways are the geocell,three dimensional nets and wire netting.Two grasses are festuca and bahia.Through the indoor slope simulation washout test,the solidify effect of geocell is the best to three different grasses.And the wire netting is the worst.The soil erosion quality reduces with the addition of slope angle under the same raining intensity.The anti-scouring ability of bahia is better than festuca.The evergreen time of bahia is three hundred days,which is fourty days less than festuca.The outdoor test results show that the root grown speed of festuca is higher than white clover during one hundred days after planting.But later the root grown speed of white clover is higher than festuca.It is the same with bahia and bermuda grass.First is bahia,then it is bermuda grass.During the test,the plant height of festuca and bermuda grass is bigger than white clover and bahia.%选取土工格室、三维网垫和铁丝网3种建植方式以及高羊茅与百喜草两种草种进行室内边坡模拟建植与防护抗冲刷试验.试验结果表明,不同草种对应的固土效果均为土工格室最好,铁丝网最差;相同降雨强度下边坡冲刷量随坡角的增大而减小;百喜草抗冲刷能力优于高羊茅,百喜草常青期约300d左右,较高羊茅少40d.现场植被生长试验表明,播种后100d内,高羊茅根系生长速度大于白三叶,此后,白三叶根系生长速度超过高羊茅,且根系长度比高羊茅大,高羊茅株高一直大于白三叶;试验前三个月,百喜草根系长势强于狗牙根,此后狗牙根根系长于百喜草,百喜草株高一直低于狗牙根.

  13. Influence of Atmospheric Processes on the Solubility and Composition of Iron in Saharan Dust.

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    Longo, Amelia F; Feng, Yan; Lai, Barry; Landing, William M; Shelley, Rachel U; Nenes, Athanasios; Mihalopoulos, Nikolaos; Violaki, Kalliopi; Ingall, Ellery D

    2016-07-01

    Aerosol iron was examined in Saharan dust plumes using a combination of iron near-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy and wet-chemical techniques. Aerosol samples were collected at three sites located in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and Bermuda to characterize iron at different atmospheric transport lengths and time scales. Iron(III) oxides were a component of aerosols at all sampling sites and dominated the aerosol iron in Mediterranean samples. In Atlantic samples, iron(II and III) sulfate, iron(III) phosphate, and iron(II) silicates were also contributors to aerosol composition. With increased atmospheric transport time, iron(II) sulfates are found to become more abundant, aerosol iron oxidation state became more reduced, and aerosol acidity increased. Atmospheric processing including acidic reactions and photoreduction likely influence the form of iron minerals and oxidation state in Saharan dust aerosols and contribute to increases in aerosol-iron solubility. PMID:27286140

  14. Carbon isotope fractionation of sapropelic organic matter during early diagenesis

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    Spiker, E. C.; Hatcher, P.G.

    1984-01-01

    Study of an algal, sapropelic sediment from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda shows that the mass balance of carbon and stable carbon isotopes in the major organic constituents is accounted for by a relatively straightforward model of selective preservation during diagenesis. The loss of 13C-enriched carbohydrates is the principal factor controlling the intermolecular mass balance of 13C in the sapropel. Results indicate that labile components are decomposed leaving as a residual concentrate in the sediment an insoluble humic substance that may be an original biochemical component of algae and associated bacteria. An overall decrease of up to about 4??? in the ?? 13C values of the organic matter is observed as a result of early diagenesis. ?? 1984.

  15. Interfacial chemistry of zinc anodes for reinforced concrete structures

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    Covino, B.S. Jr.; Bullard, S.J.; Cramer, S.D.; Holcomb, G.R. [Dept. of Energy, Albany, OR (United States). Albany Research Center; McGill, G.E.; Cryer, C.B. [Oregon Dept. of Transportation, Salem, OR (United States); Stoneman, A. [International Lead Zinc Research Organization, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Carter, R.R. [California Dept. of Transportation, Sacramento, CA (United States)

    1997-12-01

    Thermally-sprayed zinc anodes are used in both galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems for reinforced concrete structures. The Albany Research Center, in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Transportation, has been studying the effect of electrochemical aging on the bond strength of zinc anodes for bridge cathodic protection systems. Changes in anode bond strength and other anode properties can be explained by the chemistry of the zinc-concrete interface. The chemistry of the zinc-concrete interface in laboratory electrochemical aging studies is compared with that of several bridges with thermal-sprayed zinc anodes and which have been in service for 5 to 10 years using both galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems. The bridges are the Cape Creek Bridge on the Oregon coast and the East Camino Undercrossing near Placerville, CA. Also reported are interfacial chemistry results for galvanized steel rebar from the 48 year old Longbird Bridge in Bermuda.

  16. Physics of Magnetic Flux Ropes

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    Priest, E R; Lee, L C

    1990-01-01

    The American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference on the Physics of Magnetic Flux Ropes was held at the Hamilton Princess Hotel, Hamilton, Bermuda on March 27–31, 1989. Topics discussed ranged from solar flux ropes, such as photospheric flux tubes, coronal loops and prominences, to flux ropes in the solar wind, in planetary ionospheres, at the Earth's magnetopause, in the geomagnetic tail and deep in the Earth's magnetosphere. Papers presented at that conference form the nucleus of this book, but the book is more than just a proceedings of the conference. We have solicited articles from all interested in this topic. Thus, there is some material in the book not discussed at the conference. Even in the case of papers presented at the conference, there is generally a much more detailed and rigorous presentation than was possible in the time allowed by the oral and poster presentations.

  17. Shallow Remineralization in the Sargasso Sea Estimated from Seasonal Variations in Oxygen and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon

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    Ono, S.; Ennyu, A.; Najjar, R. G.; Bates, N.

    1998-01-01

    A diagnostic model of the mean annual cycles of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and oxygen below the mixed layer at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site is presented and used to estimate organic carbon remineralization in the seasonal thermocline. The model includes lateral and vertical advection as well as vertical, diffusion. Very good agreement is found for the remineralization estimates based on oxygen and DIC. Net remineralization averaged from mid-spring to early fall is found to be a maximum between 120 and 140 in. Remineralization integrated between 100 (the compensation depth) and 250 m during this period is estimated to be about 1 mol C/sq m. This flux is consistent with independent estimates of the loss of particulate and dissolved organic carbon.

  18. Environmental contamination associated with a marine landfill ('seafill') beside a coral reef.

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    Jones, Ross

    2010-11-01

    In Bermuda, bulk waste such as scrap metal, cars, etc., and blocks of cement-stabilized incinerator ash (produced from burning garbage) are disposed of in a foreshore reclamation site, i.e., a seafill. Chemical analyses show that seawater leaching out of the dump regularly exceeds water quality guidelines for Zn and Cu, and that the surrounding sediments are enriched in multiple contaminant classes (metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, petroleum hydrocarbons, dioxins and furans, polychlorinated biphenyls and an organochlorine pesticide), i.e., there is a halo of contamination. When compared against biological effects-based sediment quality guidelines (SQGs), numerous sediment samples exceeded the low-range values (where biological effects become possible), and for Hg and Zn exceeded the mid-range value (where they become probable). A few metres away from the edge of the 25 acre dump lies a small coral patch reef, proposed here as most contaminated coral reef in the world. PMID:20728189

  19. Global monthly sea surface nitrate fields estimated from remotely sensed sea surface temperature, chlorophyll, and modeled mixed layer depth

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    Arteaga, Lionel; Pahlow, Markus; Oschlies, Andreas

    2015-02-01

    Information about oceanic nitrate is crucial for making inferences about marine biological production and the efficiency of the biological carbon pump. While there are no optical properties that allow direct estimation of inorganic nitrogen, its correlation with other biogeochemical variables may permit its inference from satellite data. Here we report a new method for estimating monthly mean surface nitrate concentrations employing local multiple linear regressions on a global 1° by 1° resolution grid, using satellite-derived sea surface temperature, chlorophyll, and modeled mixed layer depth. Our method is able to reproduce the interannual variability of independent in situ nitrate observations at the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series, the Hawaii Ocean Time series, the California coast, and the southern New Zealand region. Our new method is shown to be more accurate than previous algorithms and thus can provide improved information on temporal and spatial nutrient variations beyond the climatological mean at regional and global scales.

  20. The Great Diadema antillarum Die-Off: 30 Years Later

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    Lessios, H. A.

    2016-01-01

    In 1983-1984, the sea urchin Diadema antillarum suffered mass mortality throughout the Caribbean, Florida, and Bermuda. The demise of this herbivore contributed to a phase shift of Caribbean reefs from coral-dominated to alga-dominated communities. A compilation of published data of D. antillarum population densities shows that there has been moderate recovery since 1983, with the highest rates on islands of the eastern Caribbean. On the average the current population densities are approximately 12% of those before the die-off, apparently because of recruitment limitation, but the exact factors that are constraining the recovery are unclear. Scattered D. antillarum cohorts in some localities and aggregation of settled individuals in shallow water have created zones of higher herbivory in which juvenile coral recruitment, survivorship, and growth are higher than they are in alga-dominated areas. Unlike other stressors on Caribbean coral reefs, recent changes in D. antillarum populations progress toward aiding the recovery of coral cover.

  1. Comprehensive evaluation of trampling resistance of wild zoysia%野生结缕草耐践踏性综合评价

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    胡利珍; 关贤交; 杨知建; 谷德平; 谢丹; 钟小军

    2013-01-01

    [Objective]In order to assess the development value of wild zoysia as recreation and sport tuff,its comprehensive performance after being trampled was studied.[Method]In this experiment,hybrid bermuda grass,a popular grass species for playground in Hunan,was used as the control.The effects of different trampling intensity on the appearance quality (color,coverage,density,texture,uniformity),growth and development (biomass,relative growth rate of plant height) and physiological metabolism (relative water content,relative plasma membrane permeability,root activity,soluble sugar content)of wild zoysia and hybrid bermuda grass were studied.[Result]The mean values of coverage,leaf width,density,uniformity,aboveground/underground biomass,leaf relative moisture content and offspring system energy of wild zoysia under different trampling treatments were greater than those of hybrid bermuda grass.However,the mean values of chlorophyll content,relative growth rate of plant height,leaf injury rate and soluble sugar content of wild zoysia were lower than those of hybrid bermuda grass.[Conclusion]Wild zoysia performed better trampling tolerance and it can be used for recreation and sport turf.%[目的]研究野生结缕草被践踏后的综合表现,探索其作为运动场草坪和游憩草坪的开发价值.[方法]以目前湖南省常用的草坪草杂交狗牙根为对照,研究不同践踏强度对野生结缕草和杂交狗牙根外观质量(色泽、盖度、密度、质地、均一性)、生长发育(生物量和植株高度相对生长率)和生理代谢(叶片相对含水量、质膜相对透性、根系活力、可溶性糖含量)的影响.[结果]不同践踏处理下野生结缕草的盖度、叶片宽度、密度、均一性、地上/地下生物量、叶片相对含水量、根系活力等8项指标的均值大于杂交狗牙根,而叶绿素含量、株高相对生长率、叶片细胞伤害率、可溶性糖含量等4项指标的均值小于杂交狗牙根.[

  2. U-series evidence for two high Last Interglacial sea levels in southeastern Tunisia

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    Jedoui, Younes; Reyss, Jean-Louis; Kallel, Nejib; Montacer, Mabrouk; Ismaı̈l, Hedi Ben; Davaud, Eric

    2003-02-01

    Pleistocene raised marine deposits in southeastern Tunisia consist of a siliciclastic unit that culminates at +3 m asl, overlain by a carbonate-rich unit with Strombus bubonius that culminates at +5 m asl. 234U/ 238U ratios on fossil Ostraea shells from both units are compatible with a marine origin from the uranium incorporated into the shells and show narrowly clustered 230Th-ages, respectively, between 147 and 110 ka and 141 and 100 ka. The two units were therefore developed during Marine Isotopic Substage 5e (MISs 5e, Last Interglacial). Their heights are comparable to those of contemporaneous marine deposits found in many tectonically stable areas of the world such as in the Bahamas and in Bermuda and can therefore be used as indicators of eustatic changes during the Last Interglacial. It is argued that on the basis of this evidence, the Last Interglacial was characterised by two eustatic maxima.

  3. Construction safety

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    Li, Rita Yi Man

    2013-01-01

    A close-to-ideal blend of suburb and city, speedy construction of towers of Babylon, the sparkling proportion of glass and steel buildings’ facade at night showcase the wisdom of humans. They also witness the footsteps, sweats and tears of architects and engineers. Unfortunately, these signatures of human civilizations are swathed in towering figures of construction accidents. Fretting about these on sites, different countries adopt different measures on sites. This book firstly sketches the construction accidents on sites, followed by a review on safety measures in some of the developing countries such as Bermuda, Egypt, Kuwait and China; as well as developed countries, for example, the United States, France and Singapore. It also highlights the enormous compensation costs with the courts’ experiences in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

  4. World-systems analysis.

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    Evans, Amanda M.

    2007-12-01

    Jamaica sloops were vernacular watercraft designed, built, and utilized by Caribbean colonists beginning in the late-17th century. Despite their popularity, no design or construction records or even a specific definition of their form survive, and many sources simply describe them as an early version of the Bermuda sloop. Vernacular Jamaica sloops were a unique adaptation by English colonists to combat the effects of piracy, and their design was specific to the economic, geographic, and political circumstances of colonial Jamaica. This article proposes a set of characteristics that can be used to define vernacular Jamaica sloops, firstly to distinguish them from the eighteenth-century naval Jamaica-class sloops but also to better understand them as a social response to external stimuli within the complex relationship between maritime economy, piracy and colonial control executed through the navy.

  5. HYPOLIPEDEMIC EFFECT OF CYNODON DACTYLON ON HISTOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY AND DNA FRAGMENTATION ANALYSIS IN EXPERIMENTALLY INDUCED HYPERCHOLESTEREMIC RATS

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    C. Selva Kumar

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Hypercholesteremia is one of the risk factors for coronary artery disease. The present study highlights the efficacy of Ayurvedic herbal formulation Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass on histopathological study and DNA fragmentation analysis in experimentally induced hypercholesteremic rats. Four groups of rats were employed namely control, hypercholesterolemia rats (4% Cholesterol+1% cholic acid, Cynodon dactylon treatment in hypercholesteremic rats and Cynodon dactylon alone treated rats. Results of DNA fragmentation was found to be greater in High cholesterol diet fed groups. Lesser fragmentation was found in high cholesterol diet + Cynodon dactylon treated group when compared to the high cholesterol diet group. Cynodon dactylon alone treated group is comparably similar to that of normal group (lesser fragmentation. Histopathological study of thoracic aorta of Cynodon dactylon treated group shows decrease in atherogenicity compared to untreated high cholesterol diet fed rats. The data demonstrated that Cynodon dactylon formulation was associated with hypolipidemic effects on the experimentally induced hypercholesteremic rats.

  6. Experimental ecological genetics in Plantago. II. Lead tolerance in Plantago lanceolata and Cynodon dactylon from a roadside

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    Wu, L.; Antonovics, J.

    A population of Plantago lanceolata (ribwort plantain) from a roadside was found to have higher Pb tolerance than populations away from the roadside; this reflected the sharp differences in Pb content of the soil and the plants at these sites. Tolerance tests on seedlings showed that the Pb tolerance was transmitted to seed progeny. Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass) showed generally a higher Pb tolerance than P. lanceolata, but there was no evidence of a greater Pb tolerance of the roadside population when compared with populations from control sites. These results suggest that the Pb level found at the roadside was sufficiently high to impose selection pressure for the evolution of tolerance in a sensitive species, but no overt effect was seen in a species with a greater inherent tolerance. This provides another example of rapid and highly localized evolutionary change in plants.

  7. Log Books and the Law of Storms: Maritime Meteorology and the British Admiralty in the Nineteenth Century.

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    Naylor, Simon

    2015-12-01

    This essay contributes to debates about the relationship between science and the military by examining the British Admiralty's participation in meteorological projects in the first half of the nineteenth century. It focuses on attempts to transform Royal Navy log books into standardized meteorological registers that would be of use to both science and the state. The essay begins with a discussion of Admiralty Hydrographer Francis Beaufort, who promoted the use of standardized systems for the observation of the weather at sea. It then examines the application of ships' logs to the science of storms. The essay focuses on the Army engineer William Reid, who studied hurricanes while stationed in Barbados and Bermuda. Reid was instrumental in persuading the Admiralty to implement a naval meteorological policy, something the Admiralty Hydrographer had struggled to achieve. The essay uses the reception and adoption of work on storms at sea to reflect on the means and ends of maritime meteorology in the mid-nineteenth century.

  8. "Decknamen or pseudochemical language"? Eirenaeus Philalethes and Carl Jung.

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    Newman, W R

    1996-01-01

    It is impossible to investigate the historiography of alchemy without encountering the ideas of the "father of analytical psychology", Carl Jung. Jung argued that alchemy, viewed as a diachronic, trans-cultural entity, was concerned more with psychological states occurring in the mind of the practitioner than with real chemical processes. In the course of elucidating this idea, Jung draws on a number of alchemical authors from the early modern period. One of these is Eirenaeus Philalethes, the pen name of George Starkey (1628-1665), a native of Bermuda who was educated at Harvard College, and who later immigrated to London. A careful analysis of Starkey's work shows, however, that Jung was entirely wrong in his assessment of this important representative of seventeenth-century alchemy. This finding casts serious doubt on the Jungian interpretation of alchemy as a whole.

  9. Risk management and the nuclear fuel cycle

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    If nuclear fuel is the answer to the future energy crisis, more must be done in the area of protecting financial interests. This paper discusses what has been done in the area of insurance to protect the owner, processor, vendors, etc. What is available in the insurance market is reviewed; the Nuclear Energy Liability Property Insurance Association is virtually the only nuclear insuror, except for the mutual company Nuclear Mutual Limited in Bermuda. Methods being used today to insure each phase of the processing for nuclear fuel are reviewed next. There are basically three (overlapping) types of primary insurance for the fuel cycle: conventional insurance, nuclear insurance pools, and Price-Anderson indemnification. There is no clearcut assumption of risk because the contract between owner, converter, fabricator or reprocessor is usually completed before insurance is considered. The need to educate the insurors about nuclear matters is emphasized

  10. The summer 2012 Greenland heat wave

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    Bonne, Jean-Louis; Steen-Larsen, Hans Christian; Risi, Camille;

    2015-01-01

    in Bermuda Island, South Greenland coast (Ivittuut), and northwest Greenland ice sheet (NEEM), as well as remote sensing observations (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) instrument on board MetOp-A), depicting propagation of similar surface and midtropospheric humidity and δD signals....... Simulations using Lagrangian moisture source diagnostic and water tagging in a regional model showed that Greenland was affected by an atmospheric river transporting moisture from the western subtropical North Atlantic Ocean, which is coherent with observations of snow pit impurities deposited at NEEM....... At Ivittuut, surface air temperature, humidity, and δD increases are observed. At NEEM, similar temperature increase is associated with a large and long-lasting ∼100‰δD enrichment and ∼15‰ deuterium excess decrease, thereby reaching Ivittuut level. We assess the simulation of this event in two isotope...

  11. Implicit assimilation for marine ecological models

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    Weir, B.; Miller, R.; Spitz, Y. H.

    2012-12-01

    We use a new data assimilation method to estimate the parameters of a marine ecological model. At a given point in the ocean, the estimated values of the parameters determine the behaviors of the modeled planktonic groups, and thus indicate which species are dominant. To begin, we assimilate in situ observations, e.g., the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study, the Hawaii Ocean Time-series, and Ocean Weather Station Papa. From there, we estimate the parameters at surrounding points in space based on satellite observations of ocean color. Given the variation of the estimated parameters, we divide the ocean into regions meant to represent distinct ecosystems. An important feature of the data assimilation approach is that it refines the confidence limits of the optimal Gaussian approximation to the distribution of the parameters. This enables us to determine the ecological divisions with greater accuracy.

  12. Une première expérience d'écriture collaborative – Enjeux et défis de co-création des textes selon la perspective des membres d'un groupe nouvellement constitué

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    2016-01-01

    Le présent article se focalise sur la problématique de l'écriture collaborative assistée par ordinateur. Nous présentons les résultats d'une recherche que nous avons menée sur un groupe de 36 élèves apprenant le français dans un lycée d'enseignement général en Pologne Les sujets ont été assignés aléatoirement à 12 groupes contenant trois apprenants chacun. Leur tâche consistait à écrire une histoire d'aventure en prenant comme point de départ le jeu vidéo Bermuda Escape auquel les élèves ont ...

  13. Modeling Oceanic Primary Production: Photoacclimation and Nutrient Effects on Light-saturated Photosynthesis

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    Behrenfeld, Michael J.; Maranon, Emilio; Siegel, David A.; Hooker, Stanford B.

    2000-01-01

    In this report, we describe a new model (the 'PhotoAcc' model) for estimating changes in the light-saturated rate of chlorophyll-normalized phytoplankton carbon fixation (Pbmax). The model is based on measurements conducted during the Atlantic Meridional Transect studies and the Bermuda Time Series program. The PhotoAcc model explained 64% to 82% of the observed variability in Pbmax for our data set, whereas none of the previously published Pbmax models described over the past 44 years explained any of the variance. The significance of this result is that a primary limiting factor for extracting ocean carbon fixation rates from satellite measurements of near surface chlorophyll has been errors in the estimate of Pbmax. Our new model should thus result in much improved calculations of oceanic photosynthesis and thus the role of the oceans in the global carbon cycle.

  14. Seasonal dynamics of SAR11 populations in the euphotic and mesopelagic zones of the northwestern Sargasso Sea

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    Carlson, Craig A; Morris, Robert; Parsons, Rachel;

    2009-01-01

    Bacterioplankton belonging to the SAR11 clade of a-proteobacteria were counted by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) over eight depths in the surface 300 m at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site from 2003 to 2005. SAR11 are dominant heterotrophs in oligotrophic systems; thus......, resolving their temporal dynamics can provide important insights to the cycling of organic and inorganic nutrients. This quantitative time-series data revealed distinct annual distribution patterns of SAR11 abundance in the euphotic (0-120) and upper mesopelagic (160-300 m) zones that were reproducibly...... libraries were constructed to verify the correlation of the T-RFLP data with SAR11 clade structure. Clear vertical and temporal transitions were observed in the dominance of three SAR11 ecotypes. The mechanisms that lead to shifts between the different SAR11 populations are not well understood...

  15. Deep sequencing of the viral phoH gene reveals temporal variation, depth-specific composition, and persistent dominance of the same viral phoH genes in the Sargasso Sea

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    Dawn B. Goldsmith

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Deep sequencing of the viral phoH gene, a host-derived auxiliary metabolic gene, was used to track viral diversity throughout the water column at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS site in the summer (September and winter (March of three years. Viral phoH sequences reveal differences in the viral communities throughout a depth profile and between seasons in the same year. Variation was also detected between the same seasons in subsequent years, though these differences were not as great as the summer/winter distinctions. Over 3,600 phoH operational taxonomic units (OTUs; 97% sequence identity were identified. Despite high richness, most phoH sequences belong to a few large, common OTUs whereas the majority of the OTUs are small and rare. While many OTUs make sporadic appearances at just a few times or depths, a small number of OTUs dominate the community throughout the seasons, depths, and years.

  16. Improving oiled shoreline cleanup with COREXIT 9580

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    Fiocco, R.J.; Lessard, R.R. [Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Florham Park, NJ (United States); Canevari, G.P. [G.P. Canevari Associates, Cranford, NJ (United States)

    1996-08-01

    The cleanup of oiled shorelines has generally been by mechanical, labor-intensive means. The use of a chemical shoreline cleaner to assist in water-flushing oil from the surfaces can result in more complete and more rapid cleaning. Not only is the cleaning process more efficient, but it can also be less environmentally damaging since there is potentially much less human intrusion and stress on the biological community. This paper describes research and applications of COREXIT 9580 shoreline cleaner for treatment of oiled shorelines, including four recent applications in Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Texas and Nova Scotia. Research work on shoreline vegetation, such as mangroves, has also demonstrated the potential use of this product to save and restore oiled vegetation.

  17. A new species and a new record of Diatrypaceae from Panama.

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    Chacón, Santiago; Dörge, Dorian; Weisenborn, Jascha; Piepenbring, Meike

    2013-01-01

    Based on opportunistic collections of fungi in Panama, two species of Diatrypaceae (Xylariales) are described and illustrated. One of them, Eutypella semicircularis, found twice on branches probably belonging to Alnus acuminata, is new to science. It differs from known species of Eutypella and Peroneutypa with strongly allantoid or semicircular ascospores, such as E. crustata and P. curvispora, in having larger ascospores that sometimes almost form a circle and broader stromata, among other differences. Molecular data of the ITS rDNA region show that the new species is a sister taxon of Eutypella cerviculata, the type species of the genus Eutypella. Diatrype bermudensis on stems of Guadua angustifolia is reported from Panama for the first time, being known up to now apparently only from Bermuda. PMID:23360976

  18. A Course in Science and Pseudoscience

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    Taylor, Richard

    2009-04-01

    A new course at Hockaday, Science and Pseudoscience, examines what we know, how we know it, and why we get fooled so often and so easily. This is a course in which we measure things we thought we understood and use statistical analysis to test our understanding. We investigate extraordinary claims through the methods of science, asking what makes a good scientific theory, and what makes scientific evidence. We examine urban myths, legends, bad science, medical quackery, and plain old hoaxes. We analyze claims of UFOs, cold fusion, astrology, structure-altered water, apricot pit cures, phlogiston and N-rays, phrenology and orgonomy, ghosts, telekinesis, crop circles and the Bermuda Triangle -- some may be true, some are plainly false, and some we're not really sure of. We develop equipment and scientific techniques to investigate extra-sensory perception, precognition, and EM disturbances.

  19. Remote detection of water property changes from a time series of oceanographic data

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    A. Henry-Edwards

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available A water mass analysis method based on a constrained minimization technique is developed to derive water property changes in water mass formation regions from oceanographic station data taken at significant distance from the formation regions. The method is tested with two synthetic data sets, designed to mirror conditions in the North Atlantic at the Bermuda BATS time series station.

    The method requires careful definition of constraints before it produces reliable results. It is shown that an analysis of the error fields under different constraint assumptions can identify which properties vary most over the period of the observations. The method reproduces the synthetic data sets extremely well if all properties other than those that are identified as undergoing significant variations are held constant during the minimization.

  20. 华人金融家%Chinese Financiers

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    @@ 大众银行有限公司 大众银行是马来西亚的第三大银行,总资产值已逾280亿(112亿美元),业务遍及海外--越南、柬埔寨、新西兰、香港.在香港,大众控制JGG金融.1999年,大众银行收购了香港上市公司Winton Holdings(Bermuda)Ltd的34.4%,活跃于当地的计程车融资市场.大众银行目前在越南设有3间分行.

  1. Golf  Fairway  Turf  Grass  Selection  Development%高尔夫球场球道草坪草的选用

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    杨浩

    2012-01-01

      重点对南京钟山高尔夫球场进行分析与评估。结果表明,在亚热带特定的气候条件下,高尔夫球场草坪草的当选品种为速慕达,它比结缕草、早熟禾、本地野生狗牙根更能适应当地的高尔夫球运动。%  This paper was focused on analysis and evaluation of Nanjing Zijin Mountain golf course. The results showed that the golf course turf grass varieties for speed was elected Zoysia matrella in a subtropical specific climatic conditions, it was more adaptable to local golf than Zoysia japonica, bluegrass, local wild Bermuda grass.

  2. Geographic extent and chronology of the invasion of non-native lionfish (Pterois volitans [Linnaeus 1758] and P. miles [Bennett 1828]) in the Western North Atlantic and Caribbean Sea

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    Schofield, Pamela J.

    2009-01-01

    The Indo-Pacific lionfishes (Pterois volitans [Linnaeus 1758] and P. miles [Bennett 1828]: Family Scorpaenidae) are the first non-native marine fishes to establish in the Western North Atlantic. The chronology of the invasion is reported here using records from the US Geological Survey's Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database. Currently, lionfish are established off the Atlantic coast of the USA from the Florida Keys to Cape Hatteras (North Carolina), the Great Antilles, Bermuda, Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos. The species have been reported from only one island in the Lesser Antilles (St. Croix), but it is not yet established there. Lionfish are established in Mexico, Honduras and Costa Rica. Reports have come from the Gulf of Mexico (Florida), Belize, Panama and Colombia; although lionfish are not considered established in these localities at this time (August 2009), invasion is likely imminent.

  3. Naturally Occurring Human Antiglobulins with Specificity for γE

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    Williams, Ralph C.; Griffiths, Robert W.; Emmons, Jean D.; Field, Richard C.

    1972-01-01

    Human sera have been examined for antibodies with specific reactivity for γE using the tanned cell hemagglutination test. Cells tanned with three different γE myeloma proteins provided a reproducible test system. Inhibition of agglutination reactions by γE proteins, but not by γG, γA, γM, or γD confirmed the specificity of these reactions. 8.5% of 304 serial serum samples obtained from miscellaneous hospitalized patients showed clear-cut anti-γ-globulins with specificity for γE. In most of these instances no definite clinical history of concomitant allergic disorders could be obtained. 53% of 73 patients with well-established allergic disorders (hay fever, extrinsic asthma) showed serum anti-γ-globulins with reactivity for γE. Some patients studied before and after desensitization to Bermuda grass allergen showed an increase in titer or a conversion from negative to positive reactions for anti-γE antibodies following several month courses of progressive desensitization. Gradient and gel filtration studies indicated that anti-γE globulins were 19S γM in all instances. No clear correlation was noted between quantitative serum γE levels and titer of anti-γE antibodies. 19S serum fractions with anti-γE antibody activity did not release histamine from normal human peripheral blood leukocytes, whereas specific rabbit anti-γE antisera consistently induced leukocytic histamine release. Moreover, macroglobulin fractions with anti-γE activity did not block allergen-specific leukocyte histamine release induced by in vitro leukocyte challenge with allergens such as Bermuda grass and leukocytes from allergic donors. In some instances 19S human serum fractions with anti-γE activity appeared to potentiate histamine release when incubated concomitantly with specific allergen and leukocytes from allergic individuals. PMID:4111367

  4. Geographic differences in vertical connectivity in the Caribbean coral Montastraea cavernosa despite high levels of horizontal connectivity at shallow depths.

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    Serrano, X; Baums, I B; O'Reilly, K; Smith, T B; Jones, R J; Shearer, T L; Nunes, F L D; Baker, A C

    2014-09-01

    The deep reef refugia hypothesis proposes that deep reefs can act as local recruitment sources for shallow reefs following disturbance. To test this hypothesis, nine polymorphic DNA microsatellite loci were developed and used to assess vertical connectivity in 583 coral colonies of the Caribbean depth-generalist coral Montastraea cavernosa. Samples were collected from three depth zones (≤10, 15-20 and ≥25 m) at sites in Florida (within the Upper Keys, Lower Keys and Dry Tortugas), Bermuda, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Migration rates were estimated to determine the probability of coral larval migration from shallow to deep and from deep to shallow. Finally, algal symbiont (Symbiodinium spp.) diversity and distribution were assessed in a subset of corals to test whether symbiont depth zonation might indicate limited vertical connectivity. Overall, analyses revealed significant genetic differentiation by depth in Florida, but not in Bermuda or the U.S. Virgin Islands, despite high levels of horizontal connectivity between these geographic locations at shallow depths. Within Florida, greater vertical connectivity was observed in the Dry Tortugas compared to the Lower or Upper Keys. However, at all sites, and regardless of the extent of vertical connectivity, migration occurred asymmetrically, with greater likelihood of migration from shallow to intermediate/deep habitats. Finally, most colonies hosted a single Symbiodinium type (C3), ruling out symbiont depth zonation of the dominant symbiont type as a structuring factor. Together, these findings suggest that the potential for shallow reefs to recover from deep-water refugia in M. cavernosa is location-specific, varying among and within geographic locations likely as a consequence of local hydrology. PMID:25039722

  5. Multi-decadal uptake of carbon dioxide into subtropical mode water of the North Atlantic Ocean

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    N. R. Bates

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Natural climate variability impacts the multi-decadal uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (Cant into the North Atlantic Ocean subpolar and subtropical gyres. Previous studies have shown that there is significant uptake of CO2 into the subtropical mode water (STMW that forms south of the Gulf Stream in winter and constitutes the dominant upper-ocean water mass in the subtropical gyre of the North Atlantic Ocean. Observations at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS site near Bermuda show an increase in dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC of +1.51 ± 0.08 μmol kg−1 yr−1 between 1988 and 2011. It is estimated that the sink of CO2 into STMW was 0.985 ± 0.018 Pg C (Pg = 1015 g C between 1988 and 2011 (~70 % of which is due to uptake of Cant. However, the STMW sink of CO2 was strongly coupled to the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO with large uptake of CO2 into STMW during the 1990s (NAO positive phase. In contrast, uptake of CO2 into STMW was much reduced in the 2000s during the NAO neutral/negative phase. Thus, NAO induced variability of the STMW CO2 sink is important when evaluating multi-decadal changes in North Atlantic Ocean CO2 sinks.

  6. Spring-summer imbalance of dissolved inorganic carbon in the mixed layer of the northwestern Sargasso Sea

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    Marchal, O.; Monfray, P. [Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Centre des Faibles Radioactivites; Bates, N.R. [Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Ferry Reach (Bermuda)

    1995-02-01

    The surface concentration of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study site (BATS) decreased gradually by ca. 30 {mu}mol kg{sup -1} from April to October in 1989. This decrease occurred almost in the absence of measurable nitrate in the mixed layer. Although ancillary data about the C system point to the possible importance of lateral transport, horizontal gradients in surface DIC and the mean flow in the area indicate that local effects should prevail in the seasonal drawdown of DIC. On the basis of an one-dimensional model, we hence estimate the mixed layer budget of DIC for this period, from surface data, temperature profiles, and concomitant meteorological records. According to model uncertainties, the drawdown should be mostly explained (71-93%) by a net community production (NCP) averaging 1.4-2.3 mgC m{sup -3} d{sup -1}, and to a lesser extent, by outgassing of CO{sub 2} to the atmosphere. These losses are partially compensated by mixing with DIC-rich waters of the thermocline. This NCP must be regarded as a lower estimate, since the mean flow from the northeast should bring waters with slightly higher DIC to the mixed layer at the BATS site. The model, which is sensitive to short-term variations in atmospheric forcing (<1 day), indicates that this layer has never reached the nitrocline for spring-summer 1989, even as a hurricane passed through the region. Hence, the surface NCP should not have been supported by unsampled, pulse-like supplies of deep nutrients. Wet atmospheric deposition of nitrogen measured concurrently on Bermuda could contribute to the biological N requirement. According to historical estimates, N{sub 2} fixation seems however insufficient to meet the remaining demand. Comparison between NCP and primary production measured in situ suggests that most of photosynthetically fixed C is not respired in the mixed layer. 77 refs, 10 figs, 2 tabs

  7. Evaluation of meteoric calcite cements as a proxy material for mass-47 clumped isotope thermometry

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    Defliese, William F.; Lohmann, Kyger C.

    2016-01-01

    Meteoric diagenetic cements are ubiquitous throughout geologic history, affecting most carbonate exposures worldwide. They can often be difficult to interpret, as it is usually difficult to separate the influences of water δ18O and temperature on isotopic signals contained within the carbonate rock body. Despite this difficulty in interpretation, meteoric phreatic cements can potentially be a useful proxy material, as they form slowly in equilibrium at mean annual temperature and are not affected by any biogenic effects that can bias other proxy materials. We applied the mass-47 clumped isotope paleothermometer to Pleistocene and Holocene carbonates from Bermuda and Barbados in order to investigate the effects of meteoric diagenesis on Δ47 signals, and to determine their suitability as a paleotemperature proxy. Phreatic calcite cements are found to record the same temperatures as unaltered carbonate sediments, while any sample exhibiting vadose characteristics is biased towards unreasonably hot apparent formation temperatures. Burial heating and re-equilibration are not geologically viable explanations for the anomalously hot temperatures recorded in vadose cements, as neither Bermuda or Barbados has any burial history. Instead, it is likely that precipitation in the vadose zone occurs on timescales quicker than isotopic equilibrium can be achieved, driven by a combination of CO2 degassing and evaporation, which have been previously shown to cause problems in speleothems and pedogenic carbonates. We conclude by suggesting that meteoric phreatic calcites may be an ideal phase for paleotemperature reconstruction, as they accurately record mean annual temperatures and form under equilibrium conditions, while also being resistant to further mineral driven diagenesis. Vadose cements, and any sample likely affected by processes similar to vadose diagenesis, should be avoided for climate reconstructions using the mass-47 clumped isotope thermometer.

  8. Observations and Numerical Modelling of Strong Meteotsunami of 13 June 2013 on the East Coast of the USA

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    Fine, I.; Sepic, J.; Rabinovich, A.; Thomson, R.

    2014-12-01

    A strong "derecho" (rapidly moving lines of convectively induced intense thunderstorms) was generated over the Midwestern United States on 12-13 June 2013 and propagated across the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. Three hours after the derecho crossed the Atlantic coast, a ~2-m high meteotsunami wave was reported to have hit the New Jersey coast. Significant tsunami-like oscillations, with wave heights of ~0.6 m, were also recorded by a number of tide-gauges located along the eastern seaboard from Nova Scotia to South Carolina, at Bermuda, and by open-ocean DART 44402. These observations triggered the tsunami-alert mode of the DART station. Intense air pressure disturbances (with pressure change of 3-6 hPa in 20 min) and strong winds were observed at a number of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) stations to be propagating simultaneously with the derecho system, indicating that the pressure disturbances were the primary cause for the sea level oscillations in Chesapeake and Delaware bays. The air pressure disturbance continued to propagate seaward over the continental shelf, thereby generating long waves via Proudman resonance at those areas of the shelf where the propagation speed of the air pressure disturbance matched the long wave speed. Upon reaching the shelf break, the long-waves were partly transmitted (reaching Bermuda 5 hours later) and partly reflected (returning to the east coast of the US and Canada 3 to 6 hours later). A numerical barotropic ocean model forced with idealized air pressure and wind fields was used successfully to simulate the event. The meteotsunami arrival times and maximum wave heights obtained from the model closely match the measured values and confirm initial assumptions regarding the partitioning between transmitted and reflected meteotsunami waves.

  9. FIELD SCALE MODELING TO ESTIMATE PHOSPHORUS AND SEDIMENT LOAD REDUCTIONS USING A NEWLY DEVELOPED GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR SOIL AND WATER ASSESSMENT TOOL

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    Aaron R. Mittelstet

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Streams throughout the North Canadian River watershed in northwest Oklahoma, USA have elevated levels of nutrients and sediment. Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT was used to identify areas that likely contributed disproportionate amounts of Phosphorus (P and sediment to Lake Overholser, the receiving reservoir at the watershed outlet. These sites were then targeted by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission (OCC to implement conservation practices, such as conservation tillage and pasture planting as part of a US Environmental Protection Agency Section 319(h project. Conservation practices were implemented on 238 fields. The objective of this project was to evaluate conservation practice effectiveness on these fields using the Texas Best Management Evaluation Tool (TBET, a simplified Graphic User Interface (GUI for SWAT developed for field-scale application. TBET was applied on each field to predict the effects of conservation practice implementation on P and sediment loads. These predictions were used to evaluate the implementation cost (per kg of pollutant associated with these reductions. Overall the implemented practices were predicted to reduce P loads to Lake Overholser by nine percent. The ‘riparian exclusion’ and ‘riparian exclusion with buffer’ practices provided the greatest reduction in P load while ‘conservation tillage’ and ‘converting wheat to bermuda grass’ produced the largest reduction in sediment load. The most cost efficient practices were ‘converting wheat to bermuda grass’ or ‘native range’ and ‘riparian exclusion’. This project demonstrates the importance of conservation practice selection and evaluation prior to implementation in order to optimize cost share funds. In addition, this information may lead to the implementation of more cost effective practices and an improvement in the overall effectiveness of water quality programs."

  10. Aeroallergens and viable microbes in sandstorm dust. Potential triggers of allergic and nonallergic respiratory ailments.

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    Kwaasi, A A; Parhar, R S; al-Mohanna, F A; Harfi, H A; Collison, K S; al-Sedairy, S T

    1998-03-01

    Aeroallergens and antigens in sandstorm dust, extracts of which were skin prick test (SPT) positive in allergic patients, were detected by rocket immunoelectrophoresis and ELISA. Fungi and bacteria isolated by agar settle plates and soil dilution and soil washing methods were enumerated and identified. Cat dander, Acacia, Alternaria, Aspergillus, Chenopodium, Cladosporium, Bermuda grass, Pithecellobium, Prosopis, Rumex, cultivated rye, and Washingtonia palm allergens were detected by both methods. Viable microbes including 1892 +/- 325 colony-forming units (cfu) of bacteria, and 869 +/- 75 cfu of fungi were isolated per gram of dust by the soil dilution method. Randomly selected microbial colonies on streaking and subculture were found to consist of between two and seven mixed colonies. Fungi including Alternaria, Aspergillus, Botrytis, Cladosporium, Mortierella, Mucor, Mycelia sterilia, Penicillium, Pythium, Ulocladium, Verticillium, and some yeasts were isolated. Actinomyces, Bacillus, Pseudomonas, and mostly coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species were identified, but the bulk of unidentified bacterial isolates were mainly mixed colonies of rods, cocci, coccobacilli, and some filamentous types. Six-hour agar settle-plate counts during sandstorms were 100 and 40% higher for bacteria and fungi, respectively, than without sandstorms. The most abundant aeroallergens were those of Acacia, Alternaria, Aspergillus, Bermuda grass, Cladosporium, cultivated rye, Prosopis, and cat dander. Pithecellobium dulce, Rumex crispus, and Washingtonia palm allergens were detectable for the first time in Riyadh. IgE reactivities of the dust in man were demonstrated by ELISA using sera from atopic, exposed, and normal subjects. These results indicate that sandstorm dust is a prolific source of potential triggers of allergic and nonallergic respiratory ailments, and the methods mentioned here should be routinely used for quick sampling of the environment. PMID:9542605

  11. New aerosol models for the retrieval of aerosol optical thickness and normalized water-leaving radiances from the SeaWiFS and MODIS sensors over coastal regions and open oceans.

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    Ahmad, Ziauddin; Franz, Bryan A; McClain, Charles R; Kwiatkowska, Ewa J; Werdell, Jeremy; Shettle, Eric P; Holben, Brent N

    2010-10-10

    We describe the development of a new suite of aerosol models for the retrieval of atmospheric and oceanic optical properties from the SeaWiFS and MODIS sensors, including aerosol optical thickness (τ), angstrom coefficient (α), and water-leaving radiance (L(w)). The new aerosol models are derived from Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) observations and have bimodal lognormal distributions that are narrower than previous models used by the Ocean Biology Processing Group. We analyzed AERONET data over open ocean and coastal regions and found that the seasonal variability in the modal radii, particularly in the coastal region, was related to the relative humidity. These findings were incorporated into the models by making the modal radii, as well as the refractive indices, explicitly dependent on relative humidity. From these findings, we constructed a new suite of aerosol models. We considered eight relative humidity values (30%, 50%, 70%, 75%, 80%, 85%, 90%, and 95%) and, for each relative humidity value, we constructed ten distributions by varying the fine-mode fraction from zero to 1. In all, 80 distributions (8 Rh×10 fine-mode fractions) were created to process the satellite data. We also assumed that the coarse-mode particles were nonabsorbing (sea salt) and that all observed absorptions were entirely due to fine-mode particles. The composition of the fine mode was varied to ensure that the new models exhibited the same spectral dependence of single scattering albedo as observed in the AERONET data. The reprocessing of the SeaWiFS data show that, over deep ocean, the average τ(865) values retrieved from the new aerosol models was 0.100±0.004, which was closer to the average AERONET value of 0.086±0.066 for τ(870) for the eight open-ocean sites used in this study. The average τ(865) value from the old models was 0.131±0.005. The comparison of monthly mean aerosol optical thickness retrieved from the SeaWiFS sensor with AERONET data over Bermuda and

  12. Relationship between coccolith Sr/Ca ratios and coccolithophore production and export in the Arabian Sea and Sargasso Sea

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    Stoll, Heather M.; Ziveri, Patrizia; Shimizu, Nobumichi; Conte, Maureen; Theroux, Susanna

    2007-03-01

    Coccolithophore CaCO 3 production can account for 20-80% of biogenic carbonate exported from the photic zone, and coccoliths are a dominant biogenic carbonate in many deep-sea sediments. A new method for picking individual coccoliths from sediment traps and sediments for analysis using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ion probe) allows us to make precise Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca determinations on coccoliths from single species even in samples where material is limited. There are large biological effects in Sr/Ca partitioning in coccoliths that have been related to variations in coccolithophore productivity. In sediment traps from the Sargasso Sea at Bermuda and Arabian Sea in the Somali Basin, we can identify Sr/Ca variations in several species that are consistent with inferred seasonal variations in coccolithophore productivity in surface waters. In the Arabian Sea, coccolith Sr/Ca ratios in Calcidiscus leptoporus and Helicosphaera carteri are lowest during the nonproductive intermonsoon. They are highest during the upwelling of southwest monsoon and during the nutrient entrainment from strong winds of the northeast monsoon. These Sr/Ca variations match seasonal trends in coccolith export flux. Furthermore, Sr/Ca variations in C. leptoporus are larger, and this species also has the greater variation in export flux between southwest monsoon and intermonsoon seasons. At Bermuda, a 1996 fall bloom, driven by passage of a warm mode water eddy, induced a large increase in Sr/Ca of C. leptoporus coincident with an increase of C. leptoporus export. Over an annual series for 2004, highest Sr/Ca ratios of C. leptoporus in the summer months match the typical summer peak in surface standing stock of this species and the stimulation of its productivity by mesoscale cyclonic eddies and eddy-eddy interactions. High Sr/Ca did not coincide with the highest export of C. leptoporus coccoliths, likely because cyclonic eddies, unlike mode-water eddies, are dominated by small phytoplankton

  13. 15 Years of Ocean Education and Outreach Activities by the College of Exploration.

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    Tuddenham, P.; Bishop, K.

    2012-04-01

    Since 1997 the College of Exploration has created ocean related interactive and engaging online and onsite education and outreach programs that have reached over 15,000 particpants in over 30 countries. Partners and funders have included in the USA the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Geographic, and many others. In the UK the Natural Environment Research Council and the National Oceanography Center, and in Europe Portugal's Ciencia Viva. The first online and onsite program was in partnership with the now Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences. With funding from NSF the project took the online Bermuda Atlanic Time Series (BATS) dataset and made it more accessible to teachers and students in a custom spreadsheet with easier to use macros and graphs. Online training and workshops helped teachers learn more about using BATS in the classroom. The next project in 1998 in partnership with the University of Southern California Sea Grant was an online workshop on El Nino. This was one of the first teacher professional development projecs offered online. Scientists with expertise in El Nino were able to meet and discuss with teachers. Over the past 15 years there have numerous programs, workshops and activities on topics such as Autosub Under Ice, Ocean Exploration then,now and the future, Ocean Observing Systems, Harmful Algal Blooms, Coral Reefs, and much more. These will be summarized. Every activity has been evaluated and assessed. The cumulative results of these evaluations will be presented along with the results of a recent survey of all participants over the past 15 years. Since 2002 the College of Exploration has played a key role in the development and promotion of the Ocean Literacy campaign, an effort to bring innovative approaches to promoting the ocean in K-12 education as well integrating the ocean into national standards and curriculum and promoting the ocean to the general public. A

  14. Impressões de pacientes, médicos e estudantes de medicina quanto a aparência dos médicos

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    Cláudia Leiko Yonekura

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar as impressões causadas em pacientes, estudantes de Medicina e médicos brasileiros por diferentes estilos de vestimenta e aparência adotados pelos médicos. MÉTODOS: Participaram da pesquisa 259 pacientes, 119 estudantes e 99 médicos, respondendo questões relativas a um painel de fotos de médico e médica vestidos nos seguintes estilos: roupa branca, avental branco, avental social, formal, informal, casual e centro cirúrgico. Eles ainda registraram seu grau de desconforto frente uma lista de 20 itens de aparência para profissionais de ambos os sexos. RESULTADO: A maioria das respostas dos voluntários envolveu o uso de roupa branca ou avental branco, e em muitas questões os percentuais de preferência referidos para esses estilos foram muito próximos. Médicos e estudantes preferiram profissionais em traje de centro cirúrgico para consultas de urgência, e o estilo informal para discutir problemas psicológicos com profissional masculino. Os pacientes escolheram mais frequentemente a roupa branca em resposta às questões. No tocante aos profissionais masculinos, os três grupos referiram elevado grau de incômodo para o uso de shorts e bermudas, muitos anéis, piercing facial, sandálias, cabelos de cor extravagante, cabelos compridos e brincos. Para o sexo feminino, níveis elevados de desconforto foram assinalados para shorts, blusas mostrando a barriga, piercing facial, bermudas,muitos anéis, cabelos de cor extravagante e maquiagem carregada. CONCLUSÃO: Pacientes, médicos e estudantes de Medicina brasileiros desenvolvem melhor impressão inicial de médicos que utilizam trajes tradicionalmente associados com a profissão e de aparência mais convencional. O uso da vestimenta inteiramente branca parece ser opção satisfatória no Brasil.

  15. Initial responses of carbonate-rich shelf sediments to rising atmospheric pCO2 and “ocean acidification”: Role of high Mg-calcites

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    Morse, John W.; Andersson, Andreas J.; Mackenzie, Fred T.

    2006-12-01

    Carbonate-rich sediments at shoal to shelf depths (MgCO 3. The only valid relationship that one can provisionally use for the metastable stabilities for Mg-calcite based on composition is that for the synthetically produced phases where metastable equilibrium has been achieved from both under- and over-saturation. Biogenic Mg-calcites exhibit a large offset in solubility from that of abiotic Mg-calcite and can also exhibit a wide range of solubilities for biogenic Mg-calcites of similar Mg content. This indicates that factors other than the Mg content can influence the solubility of these mineral phases. Thus, it is necessary to turn to observations of natural sediments where changes in the saturation state of surrounding waters occur in order to determine their likely responses to the changing saturation state in upper oceanic waters brought on by increasing pCO 2. In the present study, we investigate the responses of Mg-calcites to rising pCO 2 and "ocean acidification" by means of a simple numerical model based on the experimental range of biogenic Mg-calcite solubilities as a function of Mg content in order to bracket the behavior of the most abundant Mg-calcite phases in the natural environment. In addition, observational data from Bermuda and the Great Bahama Bank are also presented in order to project future responses of these minerals. The numerical simulations suggest that Mg-calcite minerals will respond to rising pCO 2 by sequential dissolution according to mineral stability, progressively leading to removal of the more soluble phases until the least soluble phases remain. These results are confirmed by laboratory experiments and observations from Bermuda. As a consequence of continuous increases in atmospheric CO 2 from burning of fossil fuels, the average composition of contemporary carbonate sediments could change, i.e., the average Mg content in the sediments may slowly decrease. Furthermore, evidence from the Great Bahama Bank indicates that the

  16. Winter- and summertime continental influences on tropospheric O3 and CO observed by TES over the western North Atlantic Ocean

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    R. Talbot

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The distributions of tropospheric ozone (O3 and carbon monoxide (CO, and the synoptic factors regulating these distributions over the western North Atlantic Ocean during winter and summer were investigated using profile retrievals from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES for 2004–2006. Seasonal composites of TES retrievals, reprocessed to remove the influence of the a priori on geographical and seasonal structure, exhibited strong seasonal differences. At the 681 hPa level during winter months of December, January and February (DJF the composite O3 mixing ratios were uniformly low (~45 ppbv, but continental export was evident in a channel of enhanced CO (100–110 ppbv flowing eastward from the US coast. In summer months June, July, and August (JJA O3 mixing ratios were variable (45–65 ppbv and generally higher due to increased photochemical production. The summer distribution also featured a channel of enhanced CO (95–105 ppbv flowing northeastward around an anticyclone and exiting the continent over the Canadian Maritimes around 50° N. Offshore O3-CO slopes were generally 0.15–0.20 mol mol−1 in JJA, indicative of photochemical O3 production. Composites for 4 predominant synoptic patterns or map types in DJF suggested that export to the lower free troposphere (681 hPa level was enhanced by the warm conveyor belt airstream of mid-latitude cyclones while stratospheric intrusions increased TES O3 levels at 316 hPa. A major finding in the DJF data was that offshore 681 hPa CO mixing ratios behind cold fronts could be enhanced up to >150 ppbv likely by lofting from the surface via shallow convection resulting from rapid destabilization of cold air flowing over much warmer ocean waters. In JJA composites for 3 map types showed that the general export pattern of the seasonal composites was associated with a synoptic pattern featuring the Bermuda High. However, weak cyclones and frontal troughs could enhance offshore 681 hPa CO

  17. 2011 and 2012 Early Careers Achievement Awards: improving the production, environmental, and economic efficiency of the stocker cattle industry in the southeastern United States.

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    Beck, P A; Anders, M; Watkins, B; Gunter, S A; Hubbell, D; Gadberry, M S

    2013-06-01

    Grazing forages on small-grain fields can be a profitable "second crop" for grain producers and an opportunity for cow-calf producers to retain ownership of weaned calves. The increasing costs of conventional tillage and movement of soil nutrients into surface water creates a need for more sustainable production practices to be incorporated by producers into wheat pasture production systems. Research at the Livestock and Forestry Research Station near Batesville, AR, and the Southwest Research and Extension Center near Hope, AR, has been conducted over a 9-yr span to characterize the impacts of pasture systems on forage production, animal performance, soil quality, water runoff, and the economics associated with the stocker cattle enterprises. Gains of growing cattle grazing nontoxic endophyte-infected tall fescue and small-grain forages can be increased by 80 and 150%, respectively, compared with grazing Bermuda grass or toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue. Producers grazing spring-calving cowherds can use these improved forages to accelerate stocker performance when retaining calves in the fall and improve net returns by 99% with winter annual or nontoxic tall fescue production systems compared with Bermuda grass or toxic tall fescue. Rainfall simulation of small grain pastures indicates that runoff volume and nutrient load does not differ between conventionally tilled fields and no-till fields in the spring before tillage when soil surface cover is similar. In the fall after tillage, however, conventionally tilled fields had 4 times greater runoff; hence, there was 1.9 times greater N runoff and 3.2 times greater P runoff in conventionally tilled fields compared with no-till. Total natural rainfall runoff from conventionally tilled wheat fields were 2 times greater than from no-till fields with 25 mm rainfall events yet were 4 times greater with 62-mm rainfall events. Soil analysis shows that soil aggregate content was greater in no-till compared with

  18. Multi-decadal uptake of carbon dioxide into subtropical mode water of the North Atlantic Ocean

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Natural climate variability impacts the multi-decadal uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (Cant into the North Atlantic Ocean subpolar and subtropical gyres. Previous studies have shown that there is significant uptake of CO2 into subtropical mode water (STMW of the North Atlantic. STMW forms south of the Gulf Stream in winter and constitutes the dominant upper-ocean water mass in the subtropical gyre of the North Atlantic Ocean. Observations at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS site near Bermuda show an increase in dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC of +1.51 ± 0.08 μmol kg−1 yr−1 between 1988 and 2011, but also an increase in ocean acidification indicators such as pH at rates (−0.0022 ± 0.0002 yr−1 higher than the surface ocean (Bates et al., 2012. It is estimated that the sink of CO2 into STMW was 0.985 ± 0.018 Pg C (Pg = 1015 g C between 1988 and 2011 (70 ± 1.8% of which is due to uptake of Cant. The sink of CO2 into the STMW is 20% of the CO2 uptake in the North Atlantic Ocean between 14°–50° N (Takahashi et al., 2009. However, the STMW sink of CO2 was strongly coupled to the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO, with large uptake of CO2 into STMW during the 1990s during a predominantly NAO positive phase. In contrast, uptake of CO2 into STMW was much reduced in the 2000s during the NAO neutral/negative phase. Thus, NAO induced variability of the STMW CO2 sink is important when evaluating multi-decadal changes in North Atlantic Ocean CO2 sinks.

  19. Experimental research on influential factors of fiber-reinforced soil on steep slope greening%纤维加筋土陡坡绿化影响因素试验研究

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    胡小庆; 洪柳; 徐光黎; 杨新; 蒋国武

    2014-01-01

    针对工程建设中出现的高陡边坡问题,开展了纤维加筋土对边坡绿化影响的研究。通过室外纤维加筋土模拟边坡绿化试验,对比了4种纤维含量,2种纤维长度和4级边坡坡率等因素影响下狗牙根的绿化效果。研究得出,纤维含量为0.2%的加筋土对植物初期生长有促进作用,长度为15 cm、含量为0.2%的纤维对植物的促进作用较其他配比的土样更为明显。对纤维加筋土边坡进行绿化不仅提高了边坡稳定性,还能修复因边坡开挖而破坏的生态环境。研究结果可供生产建设项目边坡绿化工作参考。%In view of the high and steep slope in engineering construction, research on the influences of fiber-reinforced soil on slope greening is carried out. Through the outdoor slope greening simulation experiments, the greening effect of Bermuda grass is compared under the influences of fiber content(0%, 0. 1%, 0. 2%, 0. 3%), fiber length(5cm, 15cm) and slope rate (1:0. 75, 1:1. 00, 1:1. 25, 1:1. 50). The results show that the soil with 0. 2% of fiber promotes the growth of Bermuda grass in the initial stage;the soil with 15 cm long, 0. 2% of fiber promotes the growth more obviously than the other soil samples. The greening of fiber-reinforced soil slope not only improves the slope stability, but also rehabilitates the eco-environmental damage due to slope excavation.

  20. A joint local and teleseismic tomography study of the Mississippi Embayment and New Madrid Seismic Zone

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    Nyamwandha, Cecilia A.; Powell, Christine A.; Langston, Charles A.

    2016-05-01

    Detailed, upper mantle P and S wave velocity (Vp and Vs) models are developed for the northern Mississippi Embayment (ME), a major physiographic feature in the Central United States (U.S.) and the location of the active New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ). This study incorporates local earthquake and teleseismic data from the New Madrid Seismic Network, the Earthscope Transportable Array, and the FlexArray Northern Embayment Lithospheric Experiment stations. The Vp and Vs solutions contain anomalies with similar magnitudes and spatial distributions. High velocities are present in the lower crust beneath the NMSZ. A pronounced low-velocity anomaly of ~ -3%--5% is imaged at depths of 100-250 km. High-velocity anomalies of ~ +3%-+4% are observed at depths of 80-160 km and are located along the sides and top of the low-velocity anomaly. The low-velocity anomaly is attributed to the presence of hot fluids upwelling from a flat slab segment stalled in the transition zone below the Central U.S.; the thinned and weakened ME lithosphere, still at slightly higher temperatures from the passage of the Bermuda hotspot in mid-Cretaceous, provides an optimal pathway for the ascent of the fluids. The observed high-velocity anomalies are attributed to the presence of mafic rocks emplaced beneath the ME during initial rifting in the early Paleozoic and to remnants of the depleted, lower portion of the lithosphere.

  1. México: país de desapariciones forzadas

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    José Reveles

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En nuestra maltrecha democracia, la desaparición forzada de los 43 estudiantes de la Normal Rural “Isidro Burgos” en Iguala, Guerrero, en la noche del 26 al 27 de sep-tiembre de 2014, visibilizó una violación cotidiana de derechos humanos. 43 dice mucho más que la mención de 130 mil ejecutados con violencia en México; es más contundente 43 que citar a millón y medio de desplazados; sacude más la conciencia 43 que la alusión a los no menos de 30 mil desaparecidos durante una absurda e inútil guerra al narcotráfico. Los 43 de Ayotzinapa fueron sacudida de conciencias para una energía social contenida durante años y que todavía busca los cauces que transformen esa indignación en acciones organizadas para un cambio radical y pacífico en México. Hay que sumar a esta barbarie a los otros 80 mil centroamericanos tragados por ese triángulo de las Bermudas de la violencia extrema en que se ha convertido la República Mexicana.

  2. Evolution of midplate hotspot swells: Numerical solutions

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    Liu, Mian; Chase, Clement G.

    1990-01-01

    The evolution of midplate hotspot swells on an oceanic plate moving over a hot, upwelling mantle plume is numerically simulated. The plume supplies a Gaussian-shaped thermal perturbation and thermally-induced dynamic support. The lithosphere is treated as a thermal boundary layer with a strongly temperature-dependent viscosity. The two fundamental mechanisms of transferring heat, conduction and convection, during the interaction of the lithosphere with the mantle plume are considered. The transient heat transfer equations, with boundary conditions varying in both time and space, are solved in cylindrical coordinates using the finite difference ADI (alternating direction implicit) method on a 100 x 100 grid. The topography, geoid anomaly, and heat flow anomaly of the Hawaiian swell and the Bermuda rise are used to constrain the models. Results confirm the conclusion of previous works that the Hawaiian swell can not be explained by conductive heating alone, even if extremely high thermal perturbation is allowed. On the other hand, the model of convective thinning predicts successfully the topography, geoid anomaly, and the heat flow anomaly around the Hawaiian islands, as well as the changes in the topography and anomalous heat flow along the Hawaiian volcanic chain.

  3. The impact of meteorology on ozone in Houston

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    Eder, B.K. [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Davis, J.M.; Nychka, D. [National Institute of Statistical Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

    1997-12-31

    This paper compares the results from both a one-stage hierarchical clustering technique (average linkage) and a two-stage technique (average linkage then k-means) as part of an objective meteorological Classification scheme designed to better elucidate ozone`s dependence on meteorology in the Houston, Texas, area. When applied to twelve years of meteorological data (1981-1992), each technique identified seven statistically distinct meteorological regimes, the majority of which exhibited significantly different daily 1-hour maximum ozone (O{sub 3}) concentrations. While both clustering approaches proved successful, the two-stage approach did appear superior in terms of better segregation of the mean O{sub 3}, concentrations. Both approaches indicated that the largest mean daily one-hour maximum concentrations are associated with migrating anticyclones and not with the quasi-permanent Bermuda High that often dominates the southeastern United States during the summer. As a result, maximum ozone concentrations are just as likely during the months of April, May, September and October as they are during the summer months. These findings support and help explain the unique O{sub 3}, climatology experienced by the Houston area.

  4. Chronic use of the immunomodulating tripeptide feG-COOH in experimental feline asthma.

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    Eberhardt, Jason M; DeClue, Amy E; Reinero, Carol R

    2009-12-15

    We have previously documented that a single dose of feG-COOH prior to allergen challenge significantly decreased eosinophilic airway inflammation in cats with experimental asthma, but did not result in complete resolution of airway inflammation. This study was undertaken to determine if a chronic (2 weeks) course of feG-COOH in experimentally asthmatic cats would induce complete remission of airway inflammation and clinical signs of asthma. Experimental asthma was induced using Bermuda grass allergen (BGA) and cats were randomly selected to receive either feG-COOH (1mg/kg, PO) or saline for 2 weeks, followed by a 2-week washout period. Cats then received the alternate treatment. Aerosol challenge with BGA was performed weekly throughout the study and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and blood were collected prior to and after each of the 2-week treatment periods. Regular use of feG-COOH had no significant effect on airway inflammation, BALF and plasma TNF bioactivity or a clinical sign compared to placebo. Regular use of feG-COOH can thus not be recommended as the sole therapy for feline allergic asthma.

  5. Holocene dynamics of the Florida Everglades with respect to climate, dustfall, and tropical storms.

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    Glaser, Paul H; Hansen, Barbara C S; Donovan, Joe J; Givnish, Thomas J; Stricker, Craig A; Volin, John C

    2013-10-22

    Aeolian dust is rarely considered an important source for nutrients in large peatlands, which generally develop in moist regions far from the major centers of dust production. As a result, past studies assumed that the Everglades provides a classic example of an originally oligotrophic, P-limited wetland that was subsequently degraded by anthropogenic activities. However, a multiproxy sedimentary record indicates that changes in atmospheric circulation patterns produced an abrupt shift in the hydrology and dust deposition in the Everglades over the past 4,600 y. A wet climatic period with high loadings of aeolian dust prevailed before 2800 cal BP (calibrated years before present) when vegetation typical of a deep slough dominated the principal drainage outlet of the Everglades. This dust was apparently transported from distant source areas, such as the Sahara Desert, by tropical storms according to its elemental chemistry and mineralogy. A drier climatic regime with a steep decline in dustfall persisted after 2800 cal BP maintaining sawgrass vegetation at the coring site as tree islands developed nearby (and pine forests covered adjacent uplands). The marked decline in dustfall was related to corresponding declines in sedimentary phosphorus, organic nitrogen, and organic carbon, suggesting that a close relationship existed between dustfall, primary production, and possibly, vegetation patterning before the 20th century. The climatic change after 2800 cal BP was probably produced by a shift in the Bermuda High to the southeast, shunting tropical storms to the south of Florida into the Gulf of Mexico.

  6. First Record of Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans for the Brazilian Coast.

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    Carlos E L Ferreira

    Full Text Available The invasion of the northwestern Atlantic by the Indo-Pacific lionfish has developed extraordinarily fast, and is expected to cause one of the most negative ecological impacts among all marine invasions. In less than 30 years, lionfish have dramatically expanded their distribution range to an area encompassing the eastern coast of the USA, Bermuda, the entire Caribbean region and the Gulf of Mexico. The rapidity of the lionfish spread has raised concerns in other parts of the Atlantic that may be under the reach of the invasion. Despite the anticipation that lionfish would eventually extend their range throughout most of the eastern coast of South America, it had not been recorded in Brazil until now. Here we report the first lionfish appearance for the Brazilian coast and show that the individual collected by us is genetically linked to the invasive Caribbean population. Since small-range endemics are found in several locations in Brazil and are among the species that are most vulnerable to extinction, we recommend urgent control, management and education measures aimed at minimizing the effects of this impending invasion.

  7. Cruise ship's doctors - company employees or independent contractors?

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    Dahl, Eilif

    2016-01-01

    Traditionally, cruise companies have stated that they are in the transport business but not in the business of providing medical services to passengers. They have claimed not to be able to supervise or control the ship's medical personnel and cruise ship's doctors have therefore mostly been signed on as independent contractors, not employees. A United States court decision from 1988, Barbetta versus S/S Bermuda Star, supported this view and ruled that a ship's owner cannot be held vicariously liable for the negligence of the ship's doctor directed at the ship's passengers. Some years ago a cruise passenger fell and hit his head while boarding a trolley ashore. Hours later he was seen aboard by the ship's doctor, who sent him to a local hospital. He died 1 week later, and his daughter filed a complaint alleging the cruise company was vicariously liable for the purported negligence of the ship's doctor and nurse, under actual or apparent agency theories. A United States district court initially dismissed the case, but in November 2014 the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit disagreed and reversed. From then on independently contracted ship's doctors may be considered de facto employees of the cruise line. The author discusses the employment status of physicians working on cruise ships and reviews arguments for and against the Appellate Court's decision.

  8. Global declines in oceanic nitrification rates as a consequence of ocean acidification.

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    Beman, J Michael; Chow, Cheryl-Emiliane; King, Andrew L; Feng, Yuanyuan; Fuhrman, Jed A; Andersson, Andreas; Bates, Nicholas R; Popp, Brian N; Hutchins, David A

    2011-01-01

    Ocean acidification produced by dissolution of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO(2)) emissions in seawater has profound consequences for marine ecology and biogeochemistry. The oceans have absorbed one-third of CO(2) emissions over the past two centuries, altering ocean chemistry, reducing seawater pH, and affecting marine animals and phytoplankton in multiple ways. Microbially mediated ocean biogeochemical processes will be pivotal in determining how the earth system responds to global environmental change; however, how they may be altered by ocean acidification is largely unknown. We show here that microbial nitrification rates decreased in every instance when pH was experimentally reduced (by 0.05-0.14) at multiple locations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Nitrification is a central process in the nitrogen cycle that produces both the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide and oxidized forms of nitrogen used by phytoplankton and other microorganisms in the sea; at the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series and Hawaii Ocean Time-series sites, experimental acidification decreased ammonia oxidation rates by 38% and 36%. Ammonia oxidation rates were also strongly and inversely correlated with pH along a gradient produced in the oligotrophic Sargasso Sea (r(2) = 0.87, P ocean acidification could reduce nitrification rates by 3-44% within the next few decades, affecting oceanic nitrous oxide production, reducing supplies of oxidized nitrogen in the upper layers of the ocean, and fundamentally altering nitrogen cycling in the sea.

  9. Evaluation of Community Respiratory Mechanisms With Oxygen Isotopes

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    Luz, B.; Barkan, E.

    Oxygen uptake in the surface waters of oceans and lakes takes place by ordinary dark respiration as well as by cyanide resistant respiration in both dark and light conditions, and by photorespiration and Mehler reaction that occur only during illumination. Thus in order to study the overall discrimination in aquatic systems it is necessary to eval- uate its effects in both light and dark conditions and to separate the effect of photo- synthetic production of oxygen. Such separation is possible if gross rates of oxygen production and consumption are known. We have estimated these rates from in situ incubation experiments and from the natural distribution of O-16, O-17, O-18 and the ratio of dissolved oxygen/argon. We have studied the respiration mechanisms in L. Kinneret, in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda and in the Southern Ocean. The over- all respiratory fractionation, which represents both light and dark consumption, was greater than the fractionation found in dark incubations of surface waters. We suggest that the only mechanism that can explain the strong overall fractionation is significant O2 uptake by cyanide resistant respiration in illuminated plankton. Our study shows that cyanide resistant respiration, which is known to strongly fractionate against O-18, is widespread in aquatic systems.

  10. Predicting characteristics of rainfall driven estrogen runoff and transport from swine AFO spray fields.

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    Lee, Boknam; Kullman, Seth W; Yost, Erin E; Meyer, Michael T; Worley-Davis, Lynn; Williams, C Michael; Reckhow, Kenneth H

    2015-11-01

    Animal feeding operations (AFOs) have been implicated as potentially major sources of estrogenic contaminants into the aquatic environment due to the relatively minimal treatment of waste and potential mobilization and transport of waste components from spray fields. In this study a Bayesian network (BN) model was developed to inform management decisions and better predict the transport and fate of natural steroidal estrogens from these sites. The developed BN model integrates processes of surface runoff and sediment loss with the modified universal soil loss equation (MUSLE) and the soil conservation service curve number (SCS-CN) runoff model. What-if scenario simulations of lagoon slurry wastes to the spray fields were conducted for the most abundant natural estrogen estrone (E1) observed in the system. It was found that E1 attenuated significantly after 2 months following waste slurry application in both spring and summer seasons, with the overall attenuation rate predicted to be higher in the summer compared to the spring. Using simulations of rainfall events in conjunction with waste slurry application rates, it was predicted that the magnitude of E1 runoff loss is significantly higher in the spring as compared to the summer months, primarily due to spray field crop management plans. Our what-if scenario analyses suggest that planting Bermuda grass in the spray fields is likely to reduce runoff losses of natural estrogens near the water bodies and ecosystems, as compared to planting of soybeans.

  11. Two centuries of limited variability in subtropical North Atlantic thermocline ventilation.

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    Goodkin, Nathalie F; Druffel, Ellen R M; Hughen, Konrad A; Doney, Scott C

    2012-05-01

    Ventilation and mixing of oceanic gyres is important to ocean-atmosphere heat and gas transfer, and to mid-latitude nutrient supply. The rates of mode water formation are believed to impact climate and carbon exchange between the surface and mid-depth water over decadal periods. Here, a record of (14)C/(12)C (1780-1940), which is a proxy for vertical ocean mixing, from an annually banded coral from Bermuda, shows limited inter-annual variability and a substantial Suess Effect (the decrease in (14)C/(12)C since 1900). The Sargasso Sea mixing rates between the surface and thermocline varied minimally over the past two centuries, despite changes to mean-hemispheric climate, including the Little Ice Age and variability in the North Atlantic Oscillation. This result indicates that regional formation rates of sub-tropical mode water are stable over decades, and that anthropogenic carbon absorbed by the ocean does not return to the surface at a variable rate.

  12. Identification of Ustilago cynodontis as a new producer of glycolipid biosurfactants, mannosylerythritol lipids, based on ribosomal DNA sequences.

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    Morita, Tomotake; Konishi, Masaaki; Fukuoka, Tokuma; Imura, Tomohiro; Kitamoto, Dai

    2008-01-01

    Mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs) are one of the most promising glycolipid biosurfactants known because of their multifunctionality and biocompatibility. The search for novel producers of MELs was undertaken based on the analysis of ribosomal DNA sequences on basidiomycetous yeasts. The bermuda grass smut fungus Ustilago cynodontis NBRC 7530, which taxonomically relates to Pseudozyma shanxiensis known as a MEL-C producer, was found to accumulate glycolipids in the cultured medium. Under a shake flask culture with soybean oil, the amount of the glycolipids was 1.4 g/L for 7 days at 25 degrees C. As a result of the structural characterization, the main glycolipids was identified as 4-O-[(4'-O-acetyl-3'-O-alka(e)noyl-2'-O-butanoyl)-beta-D-mannopyranosyl]-D-erythritol, and the major fatty acids were C(14) and C(16) ones. The glycolipid was highly hydrophilic MEL-C, and very similar to those produced by P. shanxiensis. The fungi of the genus Ustilago are thus likely to be potential producers of MELs as well as the yeasts of the genus Pseudozyma. PMID:18781055

  13. Efficacy of grass-maize pollen oral immunotherapy in patients with seasonal hay-fever: a double-blind study.

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    Van Niekerk, C H; De Wet, J I

    1987-11-01

    Forty patients with a well-documented history of seasonal hay fever and a positive skin-prick test specific to grass pollen, including Bermuda grass and maize pollen (Zea maize), were allocated randomly on a double-blind basis to receive either an oral mixed grass-maize pollen extract or a matched placebo during the 1981/1982 grass pollen season. After 12 months the code was broken and patients on placebo were transferred to active therapy while patients on active therapy continued with maintenance therapy for another 12 months during the 1982/1983 grass pollen season. The assessment of the effect of the orally administered grass-maize pollen extract was on the clinical symptoms. During the first year the patients on active therapy had significantly fewer hay fever symptoms during the summer months compared with the placebo group. During the second study year, with all patients on active therapy, both groups had markedly milder symptoms compared with the placebo group. Side-effects were negligible. This study concludes that oral immunotherapy with grass-maize pollen extract in grass pollen-sensitive seasonal hay fever patients is safe and effective.

  14. Final technical report

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    Edward DeLong

    2011-10-07

    Our overarching goals in this project were to: Develop and improve high-throughput sequencing methods and analytical approaches for quantitative analyses of microbial gene expression at the Hawaii Ocean Time Series Station and the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series Station; Conduct field analyses following gene expression patterns in picoplankton microbial communities in general, and Prochlorococcus flow sorted from that community, as they respond to different environmental variables (light, macronutrients, dissolved organic carbon), that are predicted to influence activity, productivity, and carbon cycling; Use the expression analyses of flow sorted Prochlorococcus to identify horizontally transferred genes and gene products, in particular those that are located in genomic islands and likely to confer habitat-specific fitness advantages; Use the microbial community gene expression data that we generate to gain insights, and test hypotheses, about the variability, genomic context, activity and function of as yet uncharacterized gene products, that appear highly expressed in the environment. We achieved the above goals, and even more over the course of the project. This includes a number of novel methodological developments, as well as the standardization of microbial community gene expression analyses in both field surveys, and experimental modalities. The availability of these methods, tools and approaches is changing current practice in microbial community analyses.

  15. Worldwide occurrence and effects of antifouling paint booster biocides in the aquatic environment: a review.

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    Konstantinou, I K; Albanis, T A

    2004-04-01

    Organic booster biocides were recently introduced as alternatives to organotin compounds in antifouling products, after restrictions imposed on the use of tributyltin (TBT) in 1987. Replacement products are generally based on copper metal oxides and organic biocides. This ban has led to an increase in alternative coating products containing the above biocides. The most commonly used biocides in antifouling paints are: Irgarol 1051, diuron, Sea-nine 211, dichlofluanid, chlorothalonil, zinc pyrithione, TCMS (2,3,3,6-tetrachloro-4-methylsulfonyl) pyridine, TCMTB [2-(thiocyanomethylthio) benzothiazole], and zineb. Since 1993, several studies have demonstrated the presence of these biocides in European coastal environment as a result of their increased use. More recently, the presence of these biocides was also revealed in waters from Japan, United States, Singapore, Australia and Bermuda. This paper reviews the currently available data on the occurrence of these biocides in the aquatic environment. Some data dealing with the environmental fate, partitioning, behaviour and risk assessment of antifouling paint booster biocides are also reported in order to discuss the detected levels of contamination. PMID:14749112

  16. Combined Atmospheric and Ocean Profiling from an Airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar

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    Hair, Johnathan; Hostetler, Chris; Hu, Yongxiang; Behrenfeld, Michael; Butler, Carolyn; Harper, David; Hare, Rich; Berkoff, Timothy; Cook, Antony; Collins, James; Stockley, Nicole; Twardowski, Michael; Cetinić, Ivona; Ferrare, Richard; Mack, Terry

    2016-06-01

    First of its kind combined atmospheric and ocean profile data were collected by the recently upgraded NASA Langley Research Center's (LaRC) High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL-1) during the 17 July - 7 August 2014 Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research Experiment (SABOR). This mission sampled over a region that covered the Gulf of Maine, open-ocean near Bermuda, and coastal waters from Virginia to Rhode Island. The HSRL-1 and the Research Scanning Polarimeter from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies collected data onboard the NASA LaRC King Air aircraft and flight operations were closely coordinated with the Research Vessel Endeavor that made in situ ocean optical measurements. The lidar measurements provided profiles of atmospheric backscatter and particulate depolarization at 532nm, 1064nm, and extinction (532nm) from approximately 9km altitude. In addition, for the first time HSRL seawater backscatter, depolarization, and diffuse attenuation data at 532nm were collected and compared to both the ship measurements and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (NASA MODIS-Aqua) satellite ocean retrievals.

  17. The aero- and hydromechanics of keel yachts

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    2015-01-01

    How and why does sail boat performance depend on the configuration and trim of boat and sails? This book provides the yachtsman with answers in a relatively straightforward account of the physical mechanisms of sailing. It presents an accessible overview of the fluid dynamic aspects of sailing and sailing technology, addressing both aeromechanics and hydromechanics.  Readers are provided with the basic principles of physics and general mechanics that will assist their understanding of the fluid mechanics of sailing yachts. Rich appendices cover not only in-depth, mathematical-physical treatments and derivations for those wishing to explore further, but also helpful summaries of basic mathematical notions for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.  This work explores keel yachts, specifically single-masted mono-hulls with ‘fore-and-aft’, Bermuda-rigged sails. However, much of it is applicable to other types of sailing vessels such as multi-hulls, yachts with multiple masts, windsurf boards and the li...

  18. Implementation of an Analytical Raman Scattering Correction for Satellite Ocean-Color Processing

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    McKinna, Lachlan I. W.; Werdell, P. Jeremy; Proctor, Christopher W.

    2016-01-01

    Raman scattering of photons by seawater molecules is an inelastic scattering process. This effect can contribute significantly to the water-leaving radiance signal observed by space-borne ocean-color spectroradiometers. If not accounted for during ocean-color processing, Raman scattering can cause biases in derived inherent optical properties (IOPs). Here we describe a Raman scattering correction (RSC) algorithm that has been integrated within NASA's standard ocean-color processing software. We tested the RSC with NASA's Generalized Inherent Optical Properties algorithm (GIOP). A comparison between derived IOPs and in situ data revealed that the magnitude of the derived backscattering coefficient and the phytoplankton absorption coefficient were reduced when the RSC was applied, whilst the absorption coefficient of colored dissolved and detrital matter remained unchanged. Importantly, our results show that the RSC did not degrade the retrieval skill of the GIOP. In addition, a timeseries study of oligotrophic waters near Bermuda showed that the RSC did not introduce unwanted temporal trends or artifacts into derived IOPs.

  19. Implementation of an analytical Raman scattering correction for satellite ocean-color processing.

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    McKinna, Lachlan I W; Werdell, P Jeremy; Proctor, Christopher W

    2016-07-11

    Raman scattering of photons by seawater molecules is an inelastic scattering process. This effect can contribute significantly to the water-leaving radiance signal observed by space-borne ocean-color spectroradiometers. If not accounted for during ocean-color processing, Raman scattering can cause biases in derived inherent optical properties (IOPs). Here we describe a Raman scattering correction (RSC) algorithm that has been integrated within NASA's standard ocean-color processing software. We tested the RSC with NASA's Generalized Inherent Optical Properties algorithm (GIOP). A comparison between derived IOPs and in situ data revealed that the magnitude of the derived backscattering coefficient and the phytoplankton absorption coefficient were reduced when the RSC was applied, whilst the absorption coefficient of colored dissolved and detrital matter remained unchanged. Importantly, our results show that the RSC did not degrade the retrieval skill of the GIOP. In addition, a time-series study of oligotrophic waters near Bermuda showed that the RSC did not introduce unwanted temporal trends or artifacts into derived IOPs.

  20. Holocene dynamics of the Florida Everglades with respect to climate, dustfall, and tropical storms.

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    Glaser, Paul H; Hansen, Barbara C S; Donovan, Joe J; Givnish, Thomas J; Stricker, Craig A; Volin, John C

    2013-10-22

    Aeolian dust is rarely considered an important source for nutrients in large peatlands, which generally develop in moist regions far from the major centers of dust production. As a result, past studies assumed that the Everglades provides a classic example of an originally oligotrophic, P-limited wetland that was subsequently degraded by anthropogenic activities. However, a multiproxy sedimentary record indicates that changes in atmospheric circulation patterns produced an abrupt shift in the hydrology and dust deposition in the Everglades over the past 4,600 y. A wet climatic period with high loadings of aeolian dust prevailed before 2800 cal BP (calibrated years before present) when vegetation typical of a deep slough dominated the principal drainage outlet of the Everglades. This dust was apparently transported from distant source areas, such as the Sahara Desert, by tropical storms according to its elemental chemistry and mineralogy. A drier climatic regime with a steep decline in dustfall persisted after 2800 cal BP maintaining sawgrass vegetation at the coring site as tree islands developed nearby (and pine forests covered adjacent uplands). The marked decline in dustfall was related to corresponding declines in sedimentary phosphorus, organic nitrogen, and organic carbon, suggesting that a close relationship existed between dustfall, primary production, and possibly, vegetation patterning before the 20th century. The climatic change after 2800 cal BP was probably produced by a shift in the Bermuda High to the southeast, shunting tropical storms to the south of Florida into the Gulf of Mexico. PMID:24101489

  1. Modelling the spring ozone maximum and the interhemispheric asymmetry in the remote marine boundary layer 1. Comparison with surface and ozonesonde measurements

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    Wang, Kuo-Ying; Pyle, John A

    2008-01-01

    Here we report a modelling study of the spring ozone maximum and its interhemispheric asymmetry in the remote marine boundary layer (MBL). The modelled results are examined at the surface and on a series of time-height cross sections at several locations spread over the Atlantic, the Indian, and the Pacific Oceans. Comparison of model with surface measurements at remote MBL stations indicate a close agreement. The most striking feature of the hemispheric spring ozone maximum in the MBL can be most easily identified at the NH sites of Westman Island, Bermuda, and Mauna Loa, and at the SH site of Samoa. Modelled ozone vertical distributions in the troposphere are compared with ozone profiles. For the Atlantic and the Indian sites, the model generally produces a hemispheric spring ozone maximum close to those of the measurements. The model also produces a spring ozone maximum in the northeastern and tropical north Pacific close to those measurements, and at sites in the NH high latitudes. The good agreement betw...

  2. Combined Atmospheric and Ocean Profiling from an Airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available First of its kind combined atmospheric and ocean profile data were collected by the recently upgraded NASA Langley Research Center’s (LaRC High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL-1 during the 17 July – 7 August 2014 Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research Experiment (SABOR. This mission sampled over a region that covered the Gulf of Maine, open-ocean near Bermuda, and coastal waters from Virginia to Rhode Island. The HSRL-1 and the Research Scanning Polarimeter from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies collected data onboard the NASA LaRC King Air aircraft and flight operations were closely coordinated with the Research Vessel Endeavor that made in situ ocean optical measurements. The lidar measurements provided profiles of atmospheric backscatter and particulate depolarization at 532nm, 1064nm, and extinction (532nm from approximately 9km altitude. In addition, for the first time HSRL seawater backscatter, depolarization, and diffuse attenuation data at 532nm were collected and compared to both the ship measurements and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (NASA MODIS-Aqua satellite ocean retrievals.

  3. Taxonomy of the Caribbean sponge Dragmacidon reticulatum (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (Porifera, Demospongiae, Axinellida), with the description of a new species.

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    Zea, Sven; Pulido, Alejandra

    2016-05-25

    Although there is a long history of taxonomic investigation in Caribbean sponges, there are still many undescribed species. Furthermore, field observations and corroborating morphological analyses are revealing that what was believed to be single, somewhat variable species, may consist of two or more species, often easier to distinguish once well characterized. This is the case for Dragmacidon reticulatum (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (Porifera, Demospongiae, Axinellida, Axinellidae), a rather well-known sponge, with an ample distribution and presence in rocky and reef environments of the tropical and subtropical Western Atlantic, with local records in the majority of the countries of the area, from Bermuda to Brazil. Field observations and a detailed review of material from different areas, including some type specimens, led us to the distinction of two different species in terms of external morphology, size of spicules, and skeletal architecture. The distinction was confirmed in the Bahamas and Santa Marta, Colombia, where the two species coexist. One of the species is Dragmacidon reticulatum sensu stricto, but for the other there is need to erect a new name, for which we propose Dragmacidon alvarezae n. sp. The purpose of the present work is to describe, illustrate and compare these two species.

  4. En malstrøm til begjær. Moskenesstraumen som myte og metafor hos Petter Dass, Edgar Allan Poe og Jules Verne

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    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Gjennom uminnelige tider har mennesket vært fascinert av havet. I en rekke skapelsesmyter fremstår gjerne havet som en positiv størrelse, en pulserende og livgivende urtidsstrøm. Men ved siden av å være en raus kilde til liv, er havet også nært forbundet med undergang og død,forlis og drukning. Få havstykker har som den beryktede Moskenesstraumen fått denne havets dobbelthet knyttet til seg - på den ene siden verdens største barselseng, på den annen side dødens grusomme svelg. Kanskje med unntak av Bermuda-trianglet i Sargassohavet, stedet hvor skip, og etter hvert også fly, angivelig skal ha forsvunnet sporløst i årevis, er det neppe noe havområde i verden som opp gjennom århundrene er blitt beskrevet og illustrert i tilsvarende grad som Moskenesstraumen. I denne artikkelen skal jeg rette fokus mot tre av de mange som, på høyst forskjellig vis, har latt seg fascinere og inspirere av Moskenesstraumen, nemlig Petter Dass, Edgar Allan Poeog Jules Verne.

  5. Effects of aluminate ion toxicity on plant growth and mineral nutrition in bauxite residue reclamation

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    Fuller, R.D.

    1983-01-01

    Extraction of aluminum from bauxite ore with caustic sodium hydroxide produces an alkaline waste termed bauxite residue. Methods of vegetating bauxite residue impoundments were investigated utilizing alkaline tolerant species with readily available organic amendments. Species screening experiments identified Distichlis spicata var. stricta, an alkaline tolerant grass, as a potential species for bauxite residue reclamation. Additions of sewage sludge to bauxite residue increased growth over 10-fold. Low yields were associated with high shoot tissue concentrations of Fe and Al, and low concentrations of Mg, K, P, Ca and N. In field experiments at a bauxite residue impoundment in Mobile, Alabama, organic amendments (paper pulp waste, coastal bermuda grass mulch and sewage sludge) were tested as ameliorants to increase growth of Distichlis. In coarse textured bauxite residue amended with sewage sludge, a dense cover of Distichlis formed within 1.5 years. After 2.5 years, substantial declines in Distichlis cover occured. Additions of large quantities (6 cm) of sewage sludge to the surface of fine textured bauxite residue fostered growth of numerous local species. Most successful were Panicum dichotomiflorum and Cynodon dactylon. This research indicates the use of alkaline tolerant species with organic ameliorants has potential for bauxite residue reclamation. Problems with aluminum toxicity and Mn/sup 2 +/ deficiency must be overcome through additional research. The use of local, perhaps Al tolerant, species is also indicated if methods of effectively isolating roots from bauxite residue alkalinity are successful.

  6. Vector processing of the neutron transport codes

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    One of the large computations in JAERI is the neutron transport ones used for reactor shielding and criticality analyses. The adaptability of vector processings has been investigated on the neutron transport codes under the assumption of future use of super-computer. Five codes have been tested. They are DOT3.5, TWOTRAN and ANISN based on finite difference method, and PALLAS-2DCY and BERMUDA on the direct integration method. It has been found that the gain from vectorization depends upon the numerical methods, geometries, and problems types to be solved. That is, the direct integration is rather suited for vector processing. But in the conventional finite difference method, the difference equation has an unvectorizable recurrence form in (r, z) and (r, -)-geometries. But by altering the interative process, the equation can be vectorized and some gains have been found to be achieved in a criticality problem. For each code, described are some views on vectorization, program restructurings, speedup ratio on F75 APU, numerical studies on the interative process, and so forth. (author)

  7. Quantification of total and particulate dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) in five Bermudian coral species across a depth gradient

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    Yost, D. M.; Jones, R.; Rowe, C. L.; Mitchelmore, Carys Louise

    2012-06-01

    The symbiotic dinoflagellate microalgae of corals ( Symbiodinium spp.) contain high concentrations of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP), a multifunctional metabolite commonly found in many species of marine algae and dinoflagellates. A photoprotective antioxidant function for DMSP and its breakdown products has often been inferred in algae, but its role(s) in the coral-algal symbiosis remains elusive. To examine potential correlations between environmental and physiological parameters and DMSP, total DMSP (DMSPt, from the host coral and zooxanthellae), particulate DMSP (DMSPp, from the zooxanthellae only), coral surface area, and total protein, as well as zooxanthellae density, chlorophyll concentration, cell volume and genotype (i.e., clade) were measured in five coral species from the Diploria- Montastraea- Porites species complex in Bermuda along a depth gradient of 4, 12, 18, and 24 m. DMSPt concentrations were consistently greater than DMSPp concentrations in all species suggesting the possible translocation of DMSP from symbiont to host. D. labyrinthiformis was notably different from the other corals examined, showing DMSPp and DMSPt increases (per coral surface area or tissue biomass) with increasing water depth. However, overall, there were no consistent depth-related patterns in DMSPp and DMSPt concentrations. Further research, investigating dimethylsulfide (DMS), dimethylsulfoxide, and acrylate levels and DMSP-lyase activity in correlation with other biomarker endpoints that have been shown to be depth (i.e., temperature and light) responsive are needed to substantiate the significance of these findings.

  8. Taxonomy of the Caribbean sponge Dragmacidon reticulatum (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (Porifera, Demospongiae, Axinellida), with the description of a new species.

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    Zea, Sven; Pulido, Alejandra

    2016-01-01

    Although there is a long history of taxonomic investigation in Caribbean sponges, there are still many undescribed species. Furthermore, field observations and corroborating morphological analyses are revealing that what was believed to be single, somewhat variable species, may consist of two or more species, often easier to distinguish once well characterized. This is the case for Dragmacidon reticulatum (Ridley & Dendy, 1886) (Porifera, Demospongiae, Axinellida, Axinellidae), a rather well-known sponge, with an ample distribution and presence in rocky and reef environments of the tropical and subtropical Western Atlantic, with local records in the majority of the countries of the area, from Bermuda to Brazil. Field observations and a detailed review of material from different areas, including some type specimens, led us to the distinction of two different species in terms of external morphology, size of spicules, and skeletal architecture. The distinction was confirmed in the Bahamas and Santa Marta, Colombia, where the two species coexist. One of the species is Dragmacidon reticulatum sensu stricto, but for the other there is need to erect a new name, for which we propose Dragmacidon alvarezae n. sp. The purpose of the present work is to describe, illustrate and compare these two species. PMID:27395137

  9. Formation of heteroaromatic nitrogen after prolonged humificiation of vascular plant remains as revealed by nuclear resonance spectroscopy

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    Knicker, H.; Hatcher, P.G.; Gonzalez-Vila, F.J. [Technical University of Munich, Weihenstephan (Germany)

    2002-07-01

    In the search for the mechanisms involved in the immobilization of organic nitrogen in humidified remains of vascular plants, the efforts of the present investigation were directed toward the examination of the transformation of nitrogenous compounds during the peat and coal stage by means of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. While accumulation of heteroaromatic-N is not detected in most of the studied peat layers, a clear shoulder in the chemical shift region of pyrrole- or indole-N is observed in the solid-state N-15 NMR spectra of material from the deepest (and thus oldest) peat layer underlying the sapropel from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda (10,000 ears). This points to the assumption that transformation of nitrogen occurs between an advanced stage of peatification and an early stage of coalification. The observed sudden alteration in nitrogen functionality indicates that continuous accumulation of newly synthesized or selectively preserved biogenic structures is not responsible for the presence of heteroaromatic-N in these fossilized deposits. It seems rather that abiotic conditions, occurring during advanced sediment maturation, have an effect on the observed N transformation. With increasing coalification, pyrrole-type N becomes the dominant form in the macromolecular coal network. Pyridine-type-N was only detected in a coal of anthracite rank. 36 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  10. Climate Extremes and Society

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    Mote, Philip

    2009-10-01

    In October 2005, as the United States still was reeling from Hurricane Katrina in August and as the alphabet was too short to contain all of that year's named Atlantic tropical storms (Hurricane Wilma was forming near Jamaica), a timely workshop in Bermuda focused on climate extremes and society (see Eos, 87(3), 25, 17 January 2006). This edited volume, which corresponds roughly to the presentations given at that workshop, offers a fascinating look at the critically important intersection of acute climate stress and human vulnerabilities. A changing climate affects humans and other living things not through the variable that most robustly demonstrates the role of rising greenhouse gases—globally averaged temperature—but through local changes, especially changes in extremes. The first part of this book, “Defining and modeling the nature of weather and climate extremes,” focuses on natural science. The second part, “Impacts of weather and climate extremes,” focuses on societal impacts and responses, emphasizing an insurance industry perspective because a primary sponsor of the workshop was the Risk Prediction Initiative, whose aim is to “support scientific research on topics of interest to its sponsors” (p. 320).

  11. Physics of the environment: possible Sumatra Tsunami warning times for large animals in Sri Lanka

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    Browning, David G.; Scheifele, Peter M.; Vonwinkle, William A.

    2005-04-01

    There has previously been significant anecdotal evidence that animals can anticipate or sense seismic events. It is known that large animals, specifically elephants, sense and utilize low frequency sound. The object of this paper is to estimate the possible warning times that large animals in Sri Lanka could have had of the Sumatra Tsunami, assuming they could sense low frequency wave transmission from the initial earthquake arriving by either atmospheric, ocean, or bottom paths. The atmospheric path appears to be the least efficient due to relatively high attenuation and poor coupling to the source. It would also give the shortest warning time: approximately 30 minutes. The ocean path via the deep sound channel, which has been shown by a previous Bermuda experiment to be an efficient means of coupling seismic energy to an island, would give a warning time of more than 1.5 hours. The bottom path(s), which gave strong received signals at a Sri Lanka seismic station, would give a warning time of about 2 hours. These estimates should provide a context for animal behavior reports.

  12. Diagnosis of Physical and Biological Controls on Phytoplankton Distribution in the Sargasso Sea

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    WANG Caixia; Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli

    2014-01-01

    The linkage between physical and biological processes is studied by applying a one-dimensional physical-biological coupled model to the Sargasso Sea. The physical model is the Princeton Ocean Model and the biological model is a five-component system including phytoplankton, zooplankton, nitrate, ammonium, and detritus. The coupling between the physical and biological model is accomplished through vertical mixing which is parameterized by the level 2.5 Mellor and Yamada turbulence closure scheme. The coupled model investigates the annual cycle of ecosystem production and the response to external forcing, such as heat flux, wind stress, and surface salinity, and the relative importance of physical processes in affecting the ecosystem. Sensitivity ex-periments are also carried out, which provide information on how the model bio-chemical parameters affect the biological system. The computed seasonal cycles compare reasonably well with the observations of the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS). The spring bloom of phytoplankton occurs in March and April, right after the weakening of the winter mixing and before the estab-lishment of the summer stratification. The bloom of zooplankton occurs about two weeks after the bloom of phytoplankton. The sen-sitivity experiments show that zooplankton is more sensitive to the variations of biochemical parameters than phytoplankton.

  13. Autonomous, high-resolution observations of particle flux in the oligotrophic ocean

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Observational gaps limit our understanding of particle flux attenuation through the upper mesopelagic because available measurements (sediment traps and radiochemical tracers have limited temporal resolution, are labor-intensive, and require ship support. Here, we conceptually evaluate an autonomous, optical proxy-based method for high-resolution observations of particle flux. We present four continuous records of particle flux collected with autonomous, profiling floats in the western Sargasso Sea and the subtropical North Pacific, as well as one shorter record of depth-resolved particle flux near the Bermuda Atlantic Timeseries Study (BATS and Oceanic Flux Program (OFP sites. These observations illustrate strong variability in particle flux over very short (~1 day timescales, but at longer timescales they reflect patterns of variability previously recorded during sediment trap timeseries. While particle flux attenuation at BATS/OFP agreed with the canonical power-law model when observations were averaged over a month, flux attenuation was highly variable on timescales of 1–3 days. Particle fluxes at different depths were decoupled from one another and from particle concentrations and chlorophyll fluorescence in the immediately-overlying surface water, consistent with horizontal advection of settling particles. We finally present an approach for calibrating this optical proxy in units of carbon flux, discuss in detail the related, inherent physical and optical assumptions, and look forward toward the requirements for the quantitative application of this method in highly time-resolved studies of particle export and flux attenuation.

  14. Revealing the diversity of a once small taxon: the genus Selenoribates (Acari, Oribatida, Selenoribatidae

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    Tobias Pfingstl

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Three new intertidal oribatid species, Selenoribates elegans sp. n., Selenoribates quasimodo sp. n. and Selenoribates satanicus sp. n. are described from the archipelago of Bermuda. Selenoribates elegans sp. n. is characterized by its slender body shape, S. quasimodo sp. n. possesses a hunchback in lateral view and S. satanicus sp. n. exhibits two horn-like projections on its anterior gastronotic region. Based on these new findings, the number of Selenoribates species doubled at once and the distribution of this genus, formerly limited to the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, includes now occurrences in the Atlantic and Indo-pacific Ocean as well. The morphology of S. quasimodo sp. n. and S. satanicus sp. n. deviates conspicuously from the other known members of Selenoribates, thus indicating that not only the number of species but also the anatomy of this genus is more diverse than formerly supposed. Nymphs of S. quasimodo sp. n. show an interesting case of ontogenetic neotrichy, with gastronotic setae being duplicated with each moult.

  15. Tillering of Tifton 85 bermudagrass in response to nitrogen rates and time of application after cutting

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    Premazzi Linda Monica

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Nitrogen fertilization is determinant for pasture productivity, as it results in increasing forage yield and is associated with the growth physiology of forage plants. An experiment was carried out in a greenhouse to evaluate the effects of nitrogen rates and times of application after cutting on Tifton 85 Bermuda grass (Cynodon spp. tillering. Plants were grown in a Typic Quartzipsamment soil and nitrogen rates were 0, 80, 160 and 240 mg kg-1 of soil; times of application were immediately after and seven days after cutting. A 4 x 2 factorial experiment was set in a completely randomized block design (n= 4. Plants were evaluated in two sequential growth periods - 39 and 41 days. Nitrogen rates affected tiller density, considering the initial number of tillers in the second growth and the emerged and final number of tillers at the end of the growth periods. Tiller weight increased up to the nitrogen rate of 201 and 185 mg kg-1 of soil in the first and second growth periods, and the correlation coefficients between the final number of tillers and dry matter yields in the top part of the plant for these periods were 0.92 and 0.94, respectively. The rate of tiller development, evaluated in each of the seven-day periods, was affected by nitrogen rates and time of application. There was an effect of rates and time of application in the first and a significant interaction between rates and time in the second growth period.

  16. Effect of dietary restriction and hay inclusion in the diet of slow-growing broilers

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    Karla P. Picoli

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary restriction and inclusion of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L. and Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon cv Coastal hays in the diets of ISA Label JA57 slow-growing male broilers on performance, gastrointestinal tract characteristics, and economic viability. A total of 272 broilers at 21 days old were distributed in a randomized experimental design with four treatments, four replicates, and 17 birds per experimental unit. The treatments consisted of ad libitum concentrated feed (control intake, feed restriction (80% of the control intake, and feed restrictions with supplementation of alfalfa hay (80% of the control intake+20% alfalfa or Bermudagrass hay (80% control intake+20% Bermuda. Dietary restriction, with and without hay inclusion, negatively affected (P<0.05 the weight gain of the birds; however, feed conversion was improved (P<0.05 for animals that underwent only restricted feeding, which also had the best economic indices. Birds subjected to dietary restriction and inclusion of hays showed changes (P<0.05 in the gastrointestinal organs and intestinal morphology.

  17. The effect of indole-butyric acid and kinetin on rooting of rose cuttings in winter and summer

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The effect of indole-butyric acid, both alone and with a low concentration of kinetin, on the rooting of rose cuttings in winter and summer, is presented in this paper. The experiments were conducted using 500 and 1000 mg/l IBA with or without the addition of 5 mg/l kinetin. The growth regulators were applied by dipping the base of a cutting for 5 s in an aqueous solution of these substances. Cuttings 5-6 cm in length were made from the mid-part of a stem of a rose grown in a greenhouse. The experiments were carried out using 'Queen of Bermuda' and 'Baccara' cuttings. The investigations showed that treating rose cuttings rooted in winter with an IBA solution had a significant promotive effect on the quantity of rooted cuttings, number of formed roots on the cutting, as well as on the length of the longest root. A distinctive increase in the number of breaking buds was also seen on the cuttings treated with IBA. The IBA solution applied to cuttings rooted in the summer significantly decreased the number of rooted cuttings and breaking buds. However, no significant influence on the number and length of formed roots was found. Addition of kinetin to the IBA solutions did not have any effect on the rooting of rose cuttings either in winter or summer.

  18. 起步合作式多学科的框架流程式教学%"Getting Started" Teaching in a Collaborative Multidisciplinary Framework

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    卡尔·斯坦尼茨; 邝志峰; 林广思

    2013-01-01

    In Carl Steinitz’s framework of Landscape Planning and Design teaching, the most difficult stage of “getting started”on the changes which wil be proposed as the main “product” is considered as the most important stage. After the context and function introduction of his teaching framework, Carl presents the two teaching processes of the Bermuda and Tepotzotlan projects, and discusses the roles in col aboration during the teaching process.%  在卡尔・斯坦尼茨的景观规划和设计教学框架流程中,作为主要成果的“改变模型”的起步阶段是最艰难也是最重要的。在简述其教学框架流程的基本内容和使用方式之后,介绍了百慕大和墨西哥泰波兹特兰两个设计课题的教学过程,最后讨论了教学中团队合作的角色分工问题。

  19. Comparison of techniques for determination of soluble sugars used in feed for ruminant nutrition

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to evaluate different techniques for determination of soluble sugars (fraction CA in foods used for ruminant nutrition. Feed analyzed were: sugar-cane, bermuda grass, corn meal and soybean meal. Dry matter (DM, ash, ether extract (EE and crude protein (CP were determined to make possible the calculation of total carbohydrates concentration in the samples. The soluble carbohydrate fraction were determined in 15 repetitions of each sample by two different analytical techniques. One technique based on soluble carbohydrates extraction and its quantification by spectrophotometry after chelation of the sugar with anthrone; and another one that uses phenol as the chelating agent. The experiment were conducted in a completely randomized design and the data submitted to the two-factor factorial analysis of variance (? = 0.05, with the different feeds and the two techniques as factors. There was no statistical difference between techniques, but the effect of the feed and the interaction feed x technique were significant. So, a new analysis of variance was conducted to test the difference between techniques in each feed separately. Only soybean meal did not show statistical difference between the water soluble sugars determined by the two techniques.

  20. Trans-Colonial Collaboration and Slave Narrative: Mary Prince Revisited

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available In 1831 in London, two formidable women met: Mary Prince, an ex-slave from Bermuda, who had crossed the Atlantic to a qualified freedom, and Susanna Strickland, an English writer. The narrative that emerged from this meeting was The History of Mary Prince, which played a role in the fight for slave emancipation in the British Empire. Prince disappeared once the battle was won, while Strickland emigrated to Upper Canada and, as Susanna Moodie, became an often quoted 19th century Canadian writer. Prince dictated, Strickland copied, and the whole was lightly edited by Thomas Pringle, the anti-slavery publisher at whose house the meeting took place. This is the standard account. In contesting this version, the paper aims to reinstate Moodie as co-creator of the collaborative Mary Prince text by considering multiple accounts of the meeting with Prince and to place the work in the context of Moodie’s pre- and post-emigration oeuvre on both sides of the Atlantic.

  1. A new species of Halicyclops (Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Cyclopidae from a lagoon system of the Caribbean coast of Colombia

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    Eduardo Suarez-Morales

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Plankton samples obtained from the lagoon system Laguna Navío Quebrado, in northern Colombia, yielded male and female specimens of an undescribed cyclopoid copepod of the genus Halicyclops. The new species belongs to the highly diverse and widely distributed thermophilus-complex. It closely resembles H. clarkei Herbst, 1982 from Louisiana and H. bowmani Rocha & Iliffe, 1993 from Bermuda. These species share the same armature of P1-P4EXP3, with a 3443 spine formula and the terminal antennary segment with 5 setae. However, H. gaviriai sp. n. can be separated from both H. clarkei and H. bowmani by the morphology of the anal pseudoperculum, the proportions of the fourth antennulary segment, the length of the inner basipodal spine of P1, the P1EXP/inner basipodal spine inner length ratio and the length/width ratio of the caudal rami. This is the third species of Halicyclops recorded from Colombia and the first one described from this country. With the addition of H. gaviriai sp. n., the number of species of Halicyclops known from the Neotropics increases to 19. The regional diversity of the genus is probably underestimated.

  2. First Record of Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans) for the Brazilian Coast.

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    Ferreira, Carlos E L; Luiz, Osmar J; Floeter, Sergio R; Lucena, Marcos B; Barbosa, Moysés C; Rocha, Claudia R; Rocha, Luiz A

    2015-01-01

    The invasion of the northwestern Atlantic by the Indo-Pacific lionfish has developed extraordinarily fast, and is expected to cause one of the most negative ecological impacts among all marine invasions. In less than 30 years, lionfish have dramatically expanded their distribution range to an area encompassing the eastern coast of the USA, Bermuda, the entire Caribbean region and the Gulf of Mexico. The rapidity of the lionfish spread has raised concerns in other parts of the Atlantic that may be under the reach of the invasion. Despite the anticipation that lionfish would eventually extend their range throughout most of the eastern coast of South America, it had not been recorded in Brazil until now. Here we report the first lionfish appearance for the Brazilian coast and show that the individual collected by us is genetically linked to the invasive Caribbean population. Since small-range endemics are found in several locations in Brazil and are among the species that are most vulnerable to extinction, we recommend urgent control, management and education measures aimed at minimizing the effects of this impending invasion. PMID:25901361

  3. Hematology, plasma biochemistry, and tissue enzyme activities of invasive red lionfish captured off North Carolina, USA.

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    Anderson, E T; Stoskopf, M K; Morris, J A; Clarke, E O; Harms, C A

    2010-12-01

    The red lionfish Pterois volitans is important not only in the aquarium trade but also as an invasive species in the western Atlantic. Introduced to waters off the southeastern coast of the United States, red lionfish have rapidly spread along much of the East Coast and throughout Bermuda, the Bahamas, and much of the Caribbean. Hematology and plasma biochemistry were evaluated in red lionfish captured from the offshore waters of North Carolina to establish baseline parameters for individual and population health assessment. Blood smears were evaluated for total and differential white blood cell counts, and routine clinical biochemical profiles were performed on plasma samples. To improve the interpretive value of routine plasma biochemistry profiles, tissue enzyme activities (alkaline phosphatase [ALP], alanine aminotransferase [ALT], aspartate aminotransferase [AST], gamma-glutamyl transferase [GGT], lactate dehydrogenase [LD], and creatine kinase [CK]) were analyzed from liver, kidney, skeletal muscle, gastrointestinal tract, and heart tissues from five fish. The hematological and plasma biochemical values were similar to those of other marine teleosts except that the estimated white blood cell counts were much lower than those routinely found in many species. The tissue enzyme activity findings suggest that plasma LD, CK, and AST offer clinical relevance in the assessment of red lionfish. PMID:21413511

  4. The Mutual Development of the Captive Insurance Market and Reinsurance Market in China%国内自保市场与再保险市场共同发展研究

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    徐英

    2012-01-01

    Captive insurance company is either the demand side or the supply side of the reinsurance market. Therefore, it is closely related to the reinsurance market. This paper first analyzed the relationship between captiw insurance company and reinsurance market, and then it used Bermuda as a case to make an empirical analysis tc demonstrate that combination of the captive market and reinsurance market could help to achieve mutual develop- ment of them. Finally, the paper discussed the feasibility of achieving mutual development for the domestic captiv~ market and reinsurance market, and put forward some recommendations.%自保公司既可以是再保险市场的需求方,也可以是再保险市场的供给方,因此,自保公司与再保险市场关系密切。本文首先分析了自保公司和再保险市场的内在关系,然后以百慕大作为案例实证自保市场与再保险市场两者结合有利于实现共同发展,最后探讨了国内自保市场与再保险市场共同发展的可行性及建议。

  5. Revisión de los hospederos del gusano cogollero del maíz, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Review of the host plants of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae

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    Augusto Casmuz

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Con la finalidad de actualizar los hospederos citados para Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica. La búsqueda de hospederos fue agrupada por zona y país. Para el norte del Continente Americano, se incluyeron las citas encontradas para EE.UU., México, América Central e islas del Caribe. En Sudamérica, se agruparon todos los países del cono sur, a excepción de la Argentina, la cual fue considerada por separado. Se encontraron un total de 186 hospederos, repartidos en 42 familias. Entre los hospederos más citados, el 35,5% perteneció a la familia Poaceae, el 11,3% a la familia Fabaceae, a la familia Solanaceae y Asteraceae un 4,3 % cada una, siguiéndoles las Rosaceae y Chenopodiaceae con un 3,7% cada una y, finalmente, las Brassicaceae y Cyperaceae con un 3,2%. Del total de plantas encontradas (186 el 64% se hallaron presentes en Norteamérica y Centroamérica, un 53% en Sudamérica y un 32% en Argentina. Las especies más citadas fueron (en orden decreciente para Norteamérica: maíz, sorgo, maní, grama bermuda, caña de azúcar y arroz; para Sudamérica: maíz, arroz, sorgo, poroto, algodón y maní; y por último, en Argentina fueron: maíz, soja, algodón, alfalfa, tomate, lino, papa y sorgo. También se aporta información sobre su ciclo de vida, hábitos y comportamiento sobre los principales hospederos, migración y biotipos.In order to update records of Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith host plants, a bibliographic review was made. Host plant search was organized into groups per zones and countries. Records from the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Islands were grouped together as belonging to Northern America. As South American records, all reports were included except for those from Argentina. 186 host plants were found and they belong to 42 different families. The most cited hosts are part of the following families: Poaceae (35.5%, Fabaceae (11.3%, Solanaceae and

  6. Luminescence dated Late Pleistocene wave-built terraces in northeastern Brazil

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    Kenitiro Suguio

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This study presents field and chronological investigations along the coast of northeastern Brazil from ~4°S to 9°S latitude, which corresponds to ~700 km of coastline under a semi-diurnal mesotidal regime. We investigated wave-built terrace deposits and dated sediments using the optically stimulated luminescence and thermoluminescence methods on quartz grains. The wave-built terraces yielded two main age groups: 200-230 ka and 100-130 ka, which we interpreted as depositional ages. We correlated these age groups with oxygen-isotope stages 7c and 5e, respectively. These events correspond to the antepenultimate and penultimate transgressions along the Brazilian coast. The deposits occur mainly in patches on low-lying flat plateaus along the littoral zone and incision valleys that cut across coastal tablelands. The altitude of the base of the 200-230 ka terraces ranges from 10 m above mean sea level (asl to -2m asl, whereas the base of the 100-130 ka varies from 12 m asl to -2 m asl. Both terraces were deposited in the foreshore and upper shoreface zones. We noted a coincidence between sea-level highstand chronologies in northeastern Brazil and those in the Bahamas and Bermuda.Este estudo apresenta uma investigação de campo e geocronológica realizada ao longo da costa nordeste do Brasil entre ~4°S e 9°S de latitude, o que corresponde a ~700 km de costa submetida a um regime de meso-maré. Nós investigamos terraços marinhos construídos por ondas e datamos sedimentos usando luminescência oticamente estimulada e termoluminescência em grãos de quartzo. Os terraços marinhos forneceram dois grupos de idades: 200-230 ka e 100-130 ka, que interpretamos como idades de deposição. Nós correlacionamos estas idades com idades do estágio isotópico do oxigênio 7c e 5e, respectivamente. Estes eventos correspondem a antepenúltima e penúltima transgressões que ocorreram ao longo da costa brasileira. Os depósitos ocorrem predominantemente em

  7. Testes cutâneos de hipersensibilidade imediata com o evoluir da idade Positive skin test and age

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    Wilma Carvalho Neves Forte

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliação da positividade aos testes cutâneos de hipersensibilidade imediata em crianças com asma brônquica e/ou rinite alérgica em diferentes faixas etárias. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: foi observada a positividade aos testes cutâneos de hipersensibilidade imediata, por testes de puntura, frente a diferentes alérgenos de mesma procedência: poeira total e Dermatophagóides sp, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae e Blomia tropicalis, Penicillium sp, Alternaria alternata, Cladosporium herbarium, Aspergillus fumigatus, grama bermuda, capim de pasto, epitélio de cão, epitélio de gato, penas, Blatella germanica, lã. Foram selecionadas 713 crianças divididas em grupos conforme a faixa etária: grupo I (6 a 11 meses, II (1 a 3 anos e 11 meses, III (4 a 8 anos e 11 meses e IV (9 a 15 anos. Para análise estatística utilizou-se o cálculo do qui-quadrado. RESULTADOS: o total de diferenças significativas entre os vários grupos foi: I e II = 5; II e III = 5; II e IV = 5; III e IV = 6; I e III = 10 e I e IV = 10 CONCLUSÃO: concluiu-se que a positividade ao teste de hipersensibilidade imediata foi maior com o evoluir da idade, havendo positividade já aos doze meses de vida, sendo esta positividade significativamente maior a partir de quatro anos de idade.OBJECTIVE: to evaluate positive responses to skin tests for immediate hypersensitivity to allergens in children with asthma and rhinitis at different ages. METHOD: we observed positive skin test reactivity in prick tests using fifteen allergens of same origin (total dust and Dermatophagoides sp.; Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus; Dermatophagoides farinae; Blomia tropicalis; Penicillium sp; Alternaria alternata; Cladosporium herbarium; Aspergillus fumigatus; Bermuda grass; forage grass; dog and cat epithelia; feathers; Blatella germanica and wool. We placed 713 selected patients into different age groups - Group I: 6 to 11 months; Group II: 1 to 3 years and 11

  8. An Analysis of Soil Erosion at Runoff Plot in Xilongwan%栖龙湾径流场土壤侵蚀分析

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    耿灵生; 夏军; 张平; 万蕙; 陈凤琴

    2016-01-01

    Soil erosion leads to soil layer thinning ,nutrient loss ,destruction of land resources and increasing food crisis .Slope as an important geomorphologic factors affects the amount of soil erosion and underlying factors such as land reclamation and types of veg-etation also have active effects on preserving land .The paper studies the effect of slope ,rainfall ,soil reclamation methods ,vegeta-tion type on soil erosion amount based on the runoff plot in Xilongwan in Shandong .Firstly ,rainfall which can lead to soil erosion and slope indeed has a significant impact on soil erosion and the soil erosion under 10°and30° is the smallest .Secondly ,by contrast , the efficiency of three different ways of soil reclamation ,the result shows that terrace has the best efficiency of sediment retention and sloping farmland is the worst .Thirdly ,there is no significant difference between Ocust ,Vitex and Bermuda grass in terms of the capacity of soil and water conservation ,and in different combinations of vegetation ,the way that Vitex is combined with Bermuda grass has a better efficiency of sand preservation .Within the factors that have impacts on soil erosion ,the slope does the most and the vegetation does the least .%土壤侵蚀直接导致土层变薄 ,养分流失 ,土地资源遭到破坏 ,加剧粮食问题危机.坡度作为一个重要的地貌因子影响着土壤侵蚀量 ,同时不同的土地开垦方式、植被类型等下垫面因素也对土地的保沙效益有一定影响.以山东省栖龙湾径流场25个径流小区为研究区域 ,分别研究坡度、降雨量、土壤开垦方式、植被类型对土壤侵蚀量的影响.结果表明 :①侵蚀性降雨量和坡度确实对土壤侵蚀量有显著影响 ,坡度为10°和30°情况下侵蚀量最小. ②梯田、坡耕地、裸地 ,三种不同土壤开垦方式对比 ,梯田具有最好的保沙效益 ,坡耕地最差. ③刺槐、黄荆、狗牙根草三种植被水土

  9. Individual prey choices of octopuses: Are they generalist or specialist?

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    Jennifer A. MATHER, Tatiana S. LEITE, Allan T. BATISTA

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Prey choice is often evaluated at the species or population level. Here, we analyzed the diet of octopuses of different populations with the aim to assess the importance of individual feeding habits as a factor affecting prey choice. Two methods were used, an assessment of the extent to which an individual octopus made choices of species representative of those population (PSi and IS and 25% cutoff values for number of choices and percentage intake of individual on their prey. In one population of Octopus cf vulgaris in Bermuda individuals were generalist by IS=0.77, but most chose many prey of the same species, and were specialists on it by >75% intake. Another population had a wider prey selection, still generalist with PSi=0.66, but two individuals specialized by choices. In Bonaire, there was a wide range of prey species chosen, and the population was specialists by IS= 0.42. Individual choices revealed seven specialists and four generalists. A population of Octopus cyanea in Hawaii all had similar choices of crustaceans, so the population was generalist by IS with 0.74. But by individual choices, three were considered a specialist. A population of Enteroctopus dofleini from Puget Sound had a wide range of preferences, in which seven were also specialists, IS=0.53. By individual choices, thirteen were also specialists. Given the octopus specialty of learning during foraging, we hypothesize that both localized prey availability and individual personality differences could influence the exploration for prey and this translates into different prey choices across individuals and populations showed in this study [Current Zoology 58 (4: 597-603, 2012].

  10. Individual prey choices of octopuses: Are they generalist or specialist?

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    Jennifer A. MATHER; Tatiana S. LEITE; Allan T. BATISTA

    2012-01-01

    Prey choice is often evaluated at the species or population level.Here,we analyzed the diet of octopuses of different populations with the aim to assess the importance of individual feeding habits as a factor affecting prey choice.Two methods were used,an assessment of the extent to which an individual octopus made choices of species representative of those population (PSi and IS) and 25% cutoff values for number of choices and percentage intake of individual on their prey.In one population of Octopus cf vulgaris in Bermuda individuals were generaiist by IS=0.77,but most chose many prey of the same species,and were specialists on it by >75% intake.Another population had a wider prey selection,still generalist with PSi=0.66,but two individuals specialized by choices.In Bonaire,there was a wide range of prey species chosen,and the population was specialists by IS=0.42.Individual choices revealed seven specialists and four generalists.A population of Octopus cyanea in Hawaii all had similar choices of crustaceans,so the population was generalist by IS with 0.74.But by individual choices,three were considered a specialist.A population of Enteroctopus dofleini from Puget Sound had a wide range of preferences,in which seven were also specialists,IS=0.53.By individual choices,thirteen were also specialists.Given the octopus specialty of learning during foraging,we hypothesize that both localized prey availability and individual personality differences could influence the exploration for prey and this translates into different prey choices across individuals and populations showed in this study.

  11. Global climate simulations at 3000 year intervals for the last 21 000 years with the GENMOM coupled atmosphere–ocean model

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    J. R. Alder

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available We apply GENMOM, a coupled atmosphere–ocean climate model, to simulate eight equilibrium "time-segments" at 3000 yr intervals for the past 21 000 years forced by changes in Earth-Sun geometry, atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs, continental ice sheets and sea level. Simulated global cooling during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM is 3.8 °C and the rate of post-glacial warming is in overall agreement with recently published temperature reconstructions. The greatest rate of warming occurs between 15 and 12 ka (2.4 °C over land, 0.7 °C over oceans and 1.4 °C globally in response to changes in radiative forcing from the diminished extent of the Northern Hemisphere (NH ice sheets and increases in GHGs and NH summer insolation. The modeled LGM and 6 ka temperature and precipitation climatologies are generally consistent with proxy reconstructions, the PMIP2 and PMIP3 simulations, and other paleoclimate data-model analyses. The model does not capture the mid-Holocene "thermal maximum" and gradual cooling to pre-industrial global temperature found in the data. Simulated monsoonal precipitation in North Africa peaks between 12 and 9 ka at values ~ 50% greater than those of the PI, and Indian monsoonal precipitation peaks at 12 and 9 ka at values ~ 45% greater than the PI. GENMOM captures the reconstructed LGM extent of NH and Southern Hemisphere (SH sea ice. The simulated present-day Antarctica Circumpolar Current (ACC is ~ 48% weaker than observed (62 vs. 119 Sv. The simulated present-day Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC of 19.3 ± 1.4 Sv on the Bermuda Rise (33° N is comparable with the observed value of 17.4 Sv. AMOC at 33° N is reduced by ~ 15% during the LGM, and the largest post-glacial increase (~ 11% occurs, unforced, during the 15 ka time slice.

  12. Climate Change in Lowland Central America During the Late Deglacial and Early Holocene

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    Hillesheim, M B; Hodell, D A; Leyden, B W; Brenner, M; Curtis, J H; Anselmetti, F S; Ariztegui, D; Buck, D G; Guilderson, T P; Rosenmeier, M F; Schnurrenberger, D W

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    The transition from arid glacial to moist early Holocene conditions represented a profound change in northern lowland Neotropical climate. Here we report a detailed record of changes in moisture availability during the latter part of this transition ({approx}11,250 to 7,500 cal yr BP) inferred from sediment cores retrieved in Lake Peten Itza, northern Guatemala. Pollen assemblages demonstrate that a mesic forest had been largely established by {approx}11,250 cal yr BP, but sediment properties indicate that lake level was more than 35 m below modern stage. From 11,250 to 10,350 cal yr BP, during the Preboreal period, lithologic changes in sediments from deep-water cores (>50 m below modern water level) indicate several wet-dry cycles that suggest distinct changes in effective moisture. Four dry events (designated PBE1-4) occurred at 11,200, 10,900, 10,700, and 10,400 cal yr BP and correlate with similar variability observed in the Cariaco Basin titanium record and glacial meltwater pulses into the Gulf of Mexico. After 10,350 cal yr BP, multiple sediment proxies suggest a shift to a more persistently moist early Holocene climate. Comparison of results from Lake Peten Itza with other records from the circum-Caribbean demonstrates a coherent climate response during the entire span of our record. Furthermore, lowland Neotropical climate during the late deglacial and early Holocene period appears to be tightly linked to climate change in the high-latitude North Atlantic. We speculate that the observed changes in lowland Neotropical precipitation were related to the intensity of the annual cycle and associated displacements in the mean latitudinal position of the Intertropical Convergence Zone and Azores-Bermuda high-pressure system. This mechanism operated on millennial-to-submillennial timescales and may have responded to changes in solar radiation, glacial meltwater, North Atlantic sea ice, and the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC).

  13. Impact of Global Warming on Coral Reefs

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    Sirilak CHUMKIEW

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we review coral reef responses to climate variability and discuss the possible mechanisms by which climate impacts the coral reef ecosystem. Effects of oceanographic variables such as sea temperature, turbulence, salinity, and nutrients on the coral reef are discussed in terms of their influence on coral growth, reproduction, mortality, acclimation and adaptation. Organisms tend to be limited to specific thermal ranges with experimental findings showing that sufficient oxygen supply by ventilation and circulation only occurs within these ranges. Indirect effects of climate change on the food web are also discussed. Further integrative studies are required to improve our knowledge of the processes linking coral reef responses to future climate change scenarios.Graphical abstract► Incidence of coral reef bleaching on a worldwide scale: location of bleaching reports during 1979 - 2010. Maps are from ReefBase, www.reefbase.org: 1, Arabian Gulf (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Iran; 2, Red Sea; 3, east Africa; 4, southern Africa (Mozambique, South Africa; 5, Madagascar; 6, Mauritius, Reunion; 7, Seychelles; 8, Chagos; 9, Maldives; 10, Sri Lanka/southern India; 11, Andaman Sea (Andamans, Thailand, Malaysia; 12, South China Sea (Vietnam, Paracel Islands; 13, Philippines; 14, Indonesia; 15, western Australia; 16, Great Barrier Reef; 17, Ryukyu Islands; 18, Mariana Islands; 19, Palau; 20, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu; 21, Fiji; 22, Samoa; 23, French Polynesia (including Moorea; 24, Hawaiian Islands; 25, Easter Island; 26, Galapagos Islands; 27, equatorial eastern Pacific (Costa Rica, Cocos Island, Panama´, Colombia, Ecuador; 28, subtropical eastern Pacific (Mexico; 29, Mesoamerican reef system (Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua; 30, Greater Antilles (Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands; 31, Bahamas, Florida; 32, Bermuda; 33, Lesser Antilles; 34, Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, Los Roques; 35, Brazil.

  14. Atmospheric mercury and fine particulate matter in coastal New England: implications for mercury and trace element sources in the northeastern United States

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    Kolker, Allan; Engle, Mark A.; Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Bernhard; Geboy, Nicholas J.; Krabbenhotft, David P. Krabbenhoft; Bothner, Michael H. Bothner; Tate, Michael T.

    2013-01-01

    Intensive sampling of ambient atmospheric fine particulate matter was conducted at Woods Hole, Massachusetts over a four-month period from 3 April to 29 July, 2008, in conjunction with year-long deployment of the USGS Mobile Mercury Lab. Results were obtained for trace elements in fine particulate matter concurrently with determination of ambient atmospheric mercury speciation and concentrations of ancillary gasses (SO2, NOx, and O3). For particulate matter, trace element enrichment factors greater than 10 relative to crustal background values were found for As, Bi, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Sb, V, and Zn, indicating contribution of these elements by anthropogenic sources. For other elements, enrichments are consistent with natural marine (Na, Ca, Mg, Sr) or crustal (Ba, Ce, Co, Cs, Fe, Ga, La, Rb, Sc, Th, Ti, U, Y) sources, respectively. Positive matrix factorization was used together with concentration weighted air-mass back trajectories to better define element sources and their locations. Our analysis, based on events exhibiting the 10% highest PM2.5 contributions for each source category, identifies coal-fired power stations concentrated in the U.S. Ohio Valley, metal smelting in eastern Canada, and marine and crustal sources showing surprisingly similar back trajectories, at times each sampling Atlantic coastal airsheds. This pattern is consistent with contribution of Saharan dust by a summer maximum at the latitude of Florida and northward transport up the Atlantic Coast by clockwise circulation of the summer Bermuda High. Results for mercury speciation show diurnal production of RGM by photochemical oxidation of Hg° in a marine environment, and periodic traverse of the study area by correlated RGM-SO2(NOx) plumes, indicative of coal combustion sources.

  15. Revisión de los hospederos del gusano cogollero del maíz, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae

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    Augusto CASMUZ

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Con la finalidad de actualizar los hospederos citados para Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica. La búsqueda de hospederos fue agrupada por zona y país. Para el norte del Continente Americano, se incluyeron las citas encontradas para EE.UU., México, América Central e islas del Caribe. En Sudamérica, se agruparon todos los países del cono sur, a excepción de la Argentina, la cual fue considerada por separado. Se encontraron un total de 186 hospederos, repartidos en 42 familias. Entre los hospederos más citados, el 35,5% perteneció a la familia Poaceae, el 11,3% a la familia Fabaceae, a la familia Solanaceae y Asteraceae un 4,3 % cada una, siguiéndoles las Rosaceae y Chenopodiaceae con un 3,7% cada una y, finalmente, las Brassicaceae y Cyperaceae con un 3,2%. Del total de plantas encontradas (186 el 64% se hallaron presentes en Norteamérica y Centroamérica, un 53% en Sudamérica y un 32% en Argentina. Las especies más citadas fueron (en orden decreciente para Norteamérica: maíz, sorgo, maní, grama bermuda, caña de azúcar y arroz; para Sudamérica: maíz, arroz, sorgo, poroto, algodón y maní; y por último, en Argentina fueron: maíz, soja, algodón, alfalfa, tomate, lino, papa y sorgo. También se aporta información sobre su ciclo de vida, hábitos y comportamiento sobre los principales hospederos, migración y biotipos.

  16. Contribution of a 3D ray tracing model in a complex medium to the localization of infra-sound sources

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    Localisation of infra-sound sources is a difficult task due to large propagation distances at stake and because of the atmospheric complexity. In order to resolve this problem, one can seek as many necessary information as the comprehension of wave propagation, the role and influence of the atmosphere and its spatio-temporal variations, the knowledge of sources and detection parameters, but also the configuration of the stations and their global spreading. Two methods based on the construction of propagation tables depending on station, date and time are introduced. Those tables require a long range propagation tool to simulate the propagation through a complex medium, which are carried out by WASP-3D Sph a 3D paraxial ray tracing based-theory tool integrating both amplitude estimation and horizontal wind fields in space and time. Tables are centered on the receptor. They describe spatial variations of the main observation parameters and offer a snapshot of the atmospheric propagation depending on the range for every simulated phase. For each path, celerity, azimuth deviation, attenuation and return altitude are predicted and allow building the tables. The latter help to identify detected phases and are integrated in an accurate localization procedure. The procedure is tested on three case study, such as the explosion of gas-pipeline in Belgium 2004 near Ghislenghien, the explosion of a military facility in 2007 in Novaky, Slovakia and the explosion of the Buncefield oil depot in 2005 in the United Kingdom, where event specificities, propagation parameters and used configurations are introduced. The accuracy and optimization of the localization are discussed. A validation study is presented regarding International Monitoring System stations along a meridian - I18DK (Greenland, Denmark), I51UK (Bermuda, United Kingdom), I25FR (Guyane, France), I08BO (La Paz, Bolivia), I01AR (Paso Flores, Argentina), I02AR (Ushuaia, Argentina), I54US (Antarctica, U.S.A.) - to

  17. Ozone in the Atlantic Ocean marine boundary layer

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    Patrick Boylan

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract In situ atmospheric ozone measurements aboard the R/V Ronald H. Brown during the 2008 Gas-Ex and AMMA research cruises were compared with data from four island and coastal Global Atmospheric Watch stations in the Atlantic Ocean to examine ozone transport in the marine boundary layer (MBL. Ozone measurements made at Tudor Hill, Bermuda, were subjected to continental outflow from the east coast of the United States, which resulted in elevated ozone levels above 50 ppbv. Ozone measurements at Cape Verde, Republic of Cape Verde, approached 40 ppbv in springtime and were influenced by outflow from Northern Africa. At Ragged Point, Barbados, ozone levels were ∼ 21 ppbv; back trajectories showed the source region to be the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Ozone measurements from Ushuaia, Argentina, indicated influence from the nearby city; however, the comparison of the daily maxima ozone mole fractions measured at Ushuaia and aboard the Gas-Ex cruise revealed that these were representative of background ozone in higher latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere. Diurnal ozone cycles in the shipborne data, frequently reaching 6–7 ppbv, were larger than most previous reports from coastal or island monitoring locations and simulations based on HOx photochemistry alone. However, these data show better agreement with recent ozone modeling that included ozone-halogen chemistry. The transport time between station and ship was estimated from HYSPLIT back trajectories, and the change of ozone mole fractions during transport in the MBL was estimated. Three comparisons showed declining ozone levels; in the subtropical and tropical North Atlantic Ocean the loss of ozone was < 1.5 ppbv day−1. Back trajectories at Ushuaia were too inconsistent to allow for this determination. Comparisons between ship and station measurements showed that ozone behavior and large-scale (∼ 1000 km multi-day transport features were well retained during transport in the MBL.

  18. Chemical composition of pseudo-phlobaphinite precursors: implications for the presence of aliphatic biopolymers in vitrinite from coal

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    Etuan Zhang; Hatcher, P.G.; Davis, A. (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering)

    1993-08-01

    Pseudo-phlobaphinite cell inclusions in a buried stem of angiospermous wood of [ital Rhizophora mangle] from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda have been investigated petrographically and chemically. Optical and scanning electron microscopy reveal that the light wood from inner sections of the stem consists predominantly of cell walls with few cell inclusions, whereas the dark wood from outer portion of the stem is composed of both cell walls and cell inclusions which are believed to represent pseudophlobaphinite precursors. [sup 13]C NMR spectroscopy reveals the presence of lignin and tannin structures within the cell walls. The wood also displays resonances suggestive of aliphatic components. The NMR results are further supplemented and confirmed by flash pyrolysis gas chromatography and mass spectrometry analyses. The pyrogram of the cell-wall dominated light wood is characterized by peaks related to both syringyl and guaiacyl units. The major pyrolysis products from the dark wood, however, are a homologous series of long-chain n-alkanes, n-alk-l-enes and [alpha],[omega]-alkadienes extending from chain length C[sub 10] to C[sub 30]. These aliphatic components arise from the material associated with the pseudophlobaphinite cell inclusions. Py-gc/ms analysis of a humic acid extracted from the sediments surrounding the studied wood consists almost exclusively of a homologous series of straight-chain alkanes, alkenes and alkadienes up to C[sub 30]. The striking resemblance between programs of the pseudo-phlobaphinite precursor and humic acid suggests that the possible mechanism for the formation of the pseudo-phlobaphinite is migration and deposition of humic acid into cell lumina. 72 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Apparent increase in coccolithophore abundance in the subtropical North Atlantic from 1990 to 2014

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    Krumhardt, Kristen M.; Lovenduski, Nicole S.; Freeman, Natalie M.; Bates, Nicholas R.

    2016-02-01

    As environmental conditions evolve with rapidly increasing atmospheric CO2, biological communities will change as species reorient their distributions, adapt, or alter their abundance. In the surface ocean, dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) has been increasing over the past several decades as anthropogenic CO2 dissolves into seawater, causing acidification (decreases in pH and carbonate ion concentration). Calcifying phytoplankton, such as coccolithophores, are thought to be especially vulnerable to ocean acidification. How coccolithophores will respond to increasing carbon input has been a subject of much speculation and inspired numerous laboratory and mesocosm experiments, but how they are currently responding in situ is less well documented. In this study, we use coccolithophore (haptophyte) pigment data collected at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site together with satellite estimates (1998-2014) of surface chlorophyll and particulate inorganic carbon (PIC) as a proxy for coccolithophore abundance to show that coccolithophore populations in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre have been increasing significantly over the past 2 decades. Over 1990-2012, we observe a 37 % increase in euphotic zone-integrated coccolithophore pigment abundance at BATS, though we note that this is sensitive to the period being analyzed. We further demonstrate that variability in coccolithophore chlorophyll a here is positively correlated with variability in nitrate and DIC (and especially the bicarbonate ion) in the upper 30 m of the water column. Previous studies have suggested that coccolithophore photosynthesis may benefit from increasing CO2, but calcification may eventually be hindered by low pHT (BATS by ˜ 1.4 µmol kg-1 yr-1 over the period of 1991-2012, we speculate that coccolithophore photosynthesis and perhaps calcification may have increased in response to anthropogenic CO2 input.

  20. Increasing coccolithophore abundance in the subtropical North Atlantic from 1990 to 2014

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    Krumhardt, K. M.; Lovenduski, N. S.; Freeman, N. M.; Bates, N. R.

    2015-11-01

    As environmental conditions evolve with rapidly increasing atmospheric CO2, biological communities will change as species reorient their distributions, adapt, or alter their abundance. In the surface ocean, dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) has been increasing over the past several decades as anthropogenic CO2 dissolves into seawater, causing acidification (decreases in pH and carbonate ion concentration). Calcifying phytoplankton, such as coccolithophores, are thought to be especially vulnerable to ocean acidification. How coccolithophores will respond to increasing carbon input has been a subject of much speculation and inspired numerous laboratory and mesocosm experiments, but how they are currently responding in situ is less well documented. In this study, we use coccolithophore pigment data collected at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site together with satellite estimates (1998-2014) of surface chlorophyll and particulate inorganic carbon (PIC) to show that coccolithophore populations in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre have been increasing significantly over the past two decades. Over 1991-2012, we observe a 37 % increase in euphotic zone-integrated coccolithophore abundance at BATS. We further demonstrate that variability in coccolithophore abundance here is positively correlated with variability in DIC (and especially the bicarbonate ion) in the upper 30 m of the water column. Previous studies have suggested that coccolithophore photosynthesis may benefit from increasing CO2, but calcification may eventually be hindered by low pHT (BATS by ∼ 1.4 μmol kg-1 yr-1 over 1991 to 2012, we speculate that coccolithophore photosynthesis and perhaps calcification may have increased in response to anthropogenic CO2 input.

  1. Modal composition of the central water in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre

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    A. Cianca

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The modal composition of the Central Water in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre is not clearly defined, as there are some uncertainties related to mode identification, as well as modes which are not well documented. This study shows that eastern North Atlantic Central Water (eastern NACW in the subtropical gyre is composed of three modes: The North Atlantic Subpolar Mode Water (NASPMW σt=27.1 to 27.3, the Madeira Mode Water (MMW σt=26.4 to 26.6, and the mode water with a σt near 27.0, which is currently not well documented. We confirmed this mode based on the similarities found between it and the mode waters already reported. The similarities were determined from comparative analyses of the temperature/salinity standard curves and the gradients of the potential density anomalies of two concurrent data sets from two subtropical time-series stations (Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study, BATS, in the west, and European Station for Time-series in the Ocean Canary Islands, ESTOC, in the east. In order to establish the outcropping regions, the corresponding pycnostads were determined using another climatologic data set (World Ocean Database, WOD2005. In this case, the pycnostads were located based on the presence of standard deviation minima from the average density anomalies. Finally, we confirmed that the pycnostads corresponded to the temperature values related to the modes by overlaying the characteristic modal isotherm of each of the modes in the geographic distribution of the pycnostads. Sea surface temperature data (SST from the Ocean Pathfinder Program (OPP were used to estimate the isotherms. The results showed a clear correspondence between the modal isotherms and the pycnostads, for both the modes that have already been documented and the mode confirmed in this study.

  2. Temporal dynamics of Prochlorococcus ecotypes in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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    Malmstrom, Rex R; Coe, Allison; Kettler, Gregory C; Martiny, Adam C; Frias-Lopez, Jorge; Zinser, Erik R; Chisholm, Sallie W

    2010-10-01

    To better understand the temporal and spatial dynamics of Prochlorococcus populations, and how these populations co-vary with the physical environment, we followed monthly changes in the abundance of five ecotypes-two high-light adapted and three low-light adapted-over a 5-year period in coordination with the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series (BATS) and Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) programs. Ecotype abundance displayed weak seasonal fluctuations at HOT and strong seasonal fluctuations at BATS. Furthermore, stable 'layered' depth distributions, where different Prochlorococcus ecotypes reached maximum abundance at different depths, were maintained consistently for 5 years at HOT. Layered distributions were also observed at BATS, although winter deep mixing events disrupted these patterns each year and produced large variations in ecotype abundance. Interestingly, the layered ecotype distributions were regularly reestablished each year after deep mixing subsided at BATS. In addition, Prochlorococcus ecotypes each responded differently to the strong seasonal changes in light, temperature and mixing at BATS, resulting in a reproducible annual succession of ecotype blooms. Patterns of ecotype abundance, in combination with physiological assays of cultured isolates, confirmed that the low-light adapted eNATL could be distinguished from other low-light adapted ecotypes based on its ability to withstand temporary exposure to high-intensity light, a characteristic stress of the surface mixed layer. Finally, total Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus dynamics were compared with similar time series data collected a decade earlier at each location. The two data sets were remarkably similar-testimony to the resilience of these complex dynamic systems on decadal time scales. PMID:20463762

  3. Modeling the iron cycling in the mixed layer

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    Weber, L.; Voelker, C.; Schartau, M.; Wolf-Gladrow, D.

    2003-04-01

    We present a comprehensive model of the iron cycling within the mixed layer of the ocean, which predicts the time course of iron concentration and speciation. The speciation of iron within the mixed layer is heavily influenced by photochemistry, organic complexation, colloid formation and aggregation, as well as uptake and release by marine biota. The model is driven by mixed layer dynamics, dust deposition and insolation, as well as coupled to a simple ecosystem model (based on Schartau at al.2001: Deep-Sea Res.II.48,1769-1800) and applied to the site of the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS). Parameters in the model were chosen to reproduce the small number of available speciation measurements resolving a daily cycle. The model clearly reproduces the available Fe concentration at the BATS station but the annual balance of Fe fluxes at BATS is less constrained, due to uncertainties in the model parameters. Hence we discuss the model's sensitivity to parameter uncertainties and which observations might help to better constrain the relevant model parameters. Futher we discuss how the most important model parameters are constrained by the data. The mixed layer cycle in the model strongly influences seasonality of primary production as well as light dependency of photoreductive processes and therefore controlls iron speciation. Futhermore short events within a day (e.g. heavy rain, change of irradiance, intense dust deposition and temporary deepening of the mixed layer) may push processes like colloidal aggregation. For this reason we compare two versions of the model: The first one is forced by monthly averaged climatological variables, the second one by daily climatological variabilities.

  4. Preservation of protein in marine systems: Hydrophobic and other noncovalent associations as major stabilizing forces

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    Nguyen, Reno T.; Harvey, H. Rodger

    2001-05-01

    - The fate of proteins during early diagenesis was investigated in environments with low mineral content to assess preservation mechanisms other than mineral sorption. Preservation was examined in anoxic, organic-rich sediments of Mangrove Lake, a marine environment located in Bermuda, and for particulate material generated during oxic decay of diatoms. N-phenacylthiazolium bromide (PTB) treatment tested the hypothesis that proteins may undergo modification reactions with glucose to form advanced-glycation end products (AGEs). A small but significant release (additional 14%) of proteins was observed after PTB treatment in surficial sediments, indicating that some aggregations can proceed through an α-dicarbonyl intermediate of the AGE pathway. Size-exclusion high-pressure liquid chromatography with protein fluorescence, absorbance, and evaporative light-scattering detector measurements under native (phosphate or bicarbonate buffers) and denaturing (guanidine · HCl, urea, or acetonitrile) conditions point to the importance of hydrophobic and other noncovalent interactions in the stabilization of proteinaceous material in the environment. Soluble aggregates of substantial, relative molecular mass ( Mr ≳ 10 6) appear to be formed early in the diagenetic sequence. The preferential preservation of very high Mr, multisubunit phytoplankton proteins in sediments suggests that such aggregations confer resistance to degradation. Alternatively, some of the proteinaceous material may represent that fraction of organic matter that is highly prone to aggregations. Extended incubations (18 h; 37°C) with trypsin and proteinase-K showed that much of the aggregates that could be extracted are receptive to proteolytic cleavage. Buffer-, surfactant-, and NaOH-extractable aggregates comprised most of the acid-hydrolyzable proteinaceous material in detritus and surficial sediments but <35% in 9.7-m-deep sediments, suggesting additional mechanisms for preservation might be in

  5. Dietary medicinal plant extracts improve growth, immune activity and survival of tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus.

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    Immanuel, G; Uma, R P; Iyapparaj, P; Citarasu, T; Peter, S M Punitha; Babu, M Michael; Palavesam, A

    2009-05-01

    The effects of supplementing diets with acetone extract (1% w/w) from four medicinal plants (Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon, H(1), beal Aegle marmelos, H(2), winter cherry Withania somnifera, H(3) and ginger Zingiber officinale, H(4)) on growth, the non-specific immune response and ability to resist pathogen infection in tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus were assessed. In addition, the antimicrobial properties of the extract were assessed against Vibrio alginolyticus, Vibrioparahaemolyticus, Vibrio mimicus, Vibrio campbelli, Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio harveyi and Photobacterium damselae. Oreochromis mossambicus were fed 5% of their body mass per day for 45 days, and those fed the experimental diets showed a greater increase in mass (111-139%) over the 45 days compared to those that received the control diet (98%). The specific growth rate of O. mossambicus fed the four diets was also significantly greater (1.66-1.93%) than control (1.52%) diet-fed fish. The blood plasma chemistry analysis revealed that protein, albumin, globulin, cholesterol, glucose and triglyceride levels of experimental fish were significantly higher than that of control fish. Packed cell volume of the blood samples of experimental diet-fed fish was also significantly higher (34.16-37.95%) than control fish (33.0%). Leucocrit value, phagocytic index and lysozyme activity were enhanced in fish fed the plant extract-supplemented diets. The acetone extract of the plants inhibited growth of Vibrio spp. and P. damselae with extracts from W. somnifera showing maximum growth inhibition. A challenge test with V. vulnificus showed 100% mortality in O. mossambicus fed the control diet by day 15, whereas the fish fed the experimental diets registered only 63-80% mortality at the end of challenge experiment (30 days). The cumulative mortality index for the control group was 12,000, which was equated to 1.0% mortality, and accordingly, the lowest mortality of 0.35% was registered in H(4)-diet-fed group. PMID

  6. Biogeochemistry Science and Education Part One: Using Non-Traditional Stable Isotopes as Environmental Tracers Part Two: Identifying and Measuring Undergraduate Misconceptions in Biogeochemistry

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    Mead, Chris

    This dissertation is presented in two sections. First, I explore two methods of using stable isotope analysis to trace environmental and biogeochemical processes. Second, I present two related studies investigating student understanding of the biogeochemical concepts that underlie part one. Fe and Hg are each biogeochemically important elements in their own way. Fe is a critical nutrient for phytoplankton, while Hg is detrimental to nearly all forms of life. Fe is often a limiting factor in marine phytoplankton growth. The largest source, by mass, of Fe to the open ocean is windblown mineral dust, but other more soluble sources are more bioavailable. To look for evidence of these non-soil dust sources of Fe to the open ocean, I measured the isotopic composition of aerosol samples collected on Bermuda. I found clear evidence in the fine size fraction of a non-soil dust Fe source, which I conclude is most likely from biomass burning. Widespread adoption of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) has increased their importance as a source of environmental Hg. Isotope analysis would be a useful tool in quantifying this impact if the isotopic composition of Hg from CFL were known. My measurements show that CFL-Hg is isotopically fractionated, in a unique pattern, during normal operation. This fractionation is large and has a distinctive, mass-independent signature, such that CFL Hg can be uniquely identified from other sources. Misconceptions research in geology has been a very active area of research, but student thinking regarding the related field of biogeochemistry has not yet been studied in detail. From interviews with 40 undergraduates, I identified over 150 specific misconceptions. I also designed a multiple-choice survey (concept inventory) to measure understanding of these same biogeochemistry concepts. I present statistical evidence, based on the Rasch model, for the reliability and validity of this instrument. This instrument will allow teachers and researchers to

  7. Soil pollution in the railway junction Niš (Serbia) and possibility of bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil

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    Jovanovic, Larisa; Aleksic, Gorica; Radosavljevic, Milan; Onjia, Antonije

    2015-04-01

    Mineral oil leaking from vehicles or released during accidents is an important source of soil and ground water pollution. In the railway junction Niš (Serbia) total 90 soil samples polluted with mineral oil derivatives were investigated. Field work at the railway Niš sites included the opening of soil profiles and soil sampling. The aim of this work is the determination of petroleum hydrocarbons concentration in the soil samples and the investigation of the bioremediation technique for treatment heavily contaminated soil. For determination of petroleum hydrocarbons in the soil samples method of gas-chromatography was carried out. On the basis of measured concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons in the soil it can be concluded that: Obtained concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons in 60% of soil samples exceed the permissible values (5000 mg/kg). The heavily contaminated soils, according the Regulation on the program of systematic monitoring of soil quality indicators for assessing the risk of soil degradation and methodology for development of remediation programs, Annex 3 (Official Gazette of RS, No.88 / 2010), must be treated using some of remediation technologies. Between many types of phytoremediation of soil contaminated with mineral oils and their derivatives, the most suitable are phytovolatalisation and phytostimulation. During phytovolatalisation plants (poplar, willow, aspen, sorgum, and rye) absorb organic pollutants through the root, and then transported them to the leaves where the reduced pollutants are released into the atmosphere. In the case of phytostimulation plants (mulberry, apple, rye, Bermuda) secrete from the roots enzymes that stimulates the growth of bacteria in the soil. The increase in microbial activity in soil promotes the degradation of pollutants. Bioremediation is performed by composting the contaminated soil with addition of composting materials (straw, manure, sawdust, and shavings), moisture components, oligotrophs and

  8. Bioaerosol DNA Extraction Technique from Air Filters Collected from Marine and Freshwater Locations

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    Beckwith, M.; Crandall, S. G.; Barnes, A.; Paytan, A.

    2015-12-01

    Bioaerosols are composed of microorganisms suspended in air. Among these organisms include bacteria, fungi, virus, and protists. Microbes introduced into the atmosphere can drift, primarily by wind, into natural environments different from their point of origin. Although bioaerosols can impact atmospheric dynamics as well as the ecology and biogeochemistry of terrestrial systems, very little is known about the composition of bioaerosols collected from marine and freshwater environments. The first step to determine composition of airborne microbes is to successfully extract environmental DNA from air filters. We asked 1) can DNA be extracted from quartz (SiO2) air filters? and 2) how can we optimize the DNA yield for downstream metagenomic sequencing? Aerosol filters were collected and archived on a weekly basis from aquatic sites (USA, Bermuda, Israel) over the course of 10 years. We successfully extracted DNA from a subsample of ~ 20 filters. We modified a DNA extraction protocol (Qiagen) by adding a beadbeating step to mechanically shear cell walls in order to optimize our DNA product. We quantified our DNA yield using a spectrophotometer (Nanodrop 1000). Results indicate that DNA can indeed be extracted from quartz filters. The additional beadbeating step helped increase our yield - up to twice as much DNA product was obtained compared to when this step was omitted. Moreover, bioaerosol DNA content does vary across time. For instance, the DNA extracted from filters from Lake Tahoe, USA collected near the end of June decreased from 9.9 ng/μL in 2007 to 3.8 ng/μL in 2008. Further next-generation sequencing analysis of our extracted DNA will be performed to determine the composition of these microbes. We will also model the meteorological and chemical factors that are good predictors for microbial composition for our samples over time and space.

  9. Introducing the US Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry Subcommittee on Ocean Time-Series

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    Neuer, Susanne; Benway, Heather

    2015-04-01

    The objective of this presentation is to showcase activities of the Ocean Time-series Committee (OTC), a subcommittee of the scientific steering committee of the US Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program (www.us-ocb.org). OCB is a scientific coordinating body that facilitates collaborative, interdisciplinary research opportunities and initiatives within the U.S. and with international partners. The OTC's focus is to highlight the importance of shipboard time-series as unique observing assets to the oceanographic community, and to encourage synergistic and collaborative technology and methods development, including development and validation of sensors and autonomous devices, and their possible integration into existing time-series observations. A major emphasis of the OTC has been to improve communication and collaboration among U.S. and international scientists engaged in ocean time-series science. For example, in 2012, OCB/OTC and the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) co-organized an international time-series workshop in Bermuda focused on biogeochemical time-series methods and data intercomparison. A key outcome of this workshop was a best practices guide for shipboard sampling and analytical protocols used at biogeochemical time-series sites and the development of a global time-series network to improve international coordination and communication among the operators of the >150 marine biogeochemical time-series. We hope that this presentation will stimulate a discussion of common goals and visions for the future of time-series observations and ways to enhance collaboration among the international time-series community.

  10. Rediscovering medicinal plants' potential with OMICS: microsatellite survey in expressed sequence tags of eleven traditional plants with potent antidiabetic properties.

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    Sahu, Jagajjit; Sen, Priyabrata; Choudhury, Manabendra Dutta; Dehury, Budheswar; Barooah, Madhumita; Modi, Mahendra Kumar; Talukdar, Anupam Das

    2014-05-01

    Herbal medicines and traditionally used medicinal plants present an untapped potential for novel molecular target discovery using systems science and OMICS biotechnology driven strategies. Since up to 40% of the world's poor people have no access to government health services, traditional and folk medicines are often the only therapeutics available to them. In this vein, North East (NE) India is recognized for its rich bioresources. As part of the Indo-Burma hotspot, it is regarded as an epicenter of biodiversity for several plants having myriad traditional uses, including medicinal use. However, the improvement of these valuable bioresources through molecular breeding strategies, for example, using genic microsatellites or Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs) or Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs)-derived SSRs has not been fully utilized in large scale to date. In this study, we identified a total of 47,700 microsatellites from 109,609 ESTs of 11 medicinal plants (pineapple, papaya, noyontara, bitter orange, bermuda brass, ratalu, barbados nut, mango, mulberry, lotus, and guduchi) having proven antidiabetic properties. A total of 58,159 primer pairs were designed for the non-redundant 8060 SSR-positive ESTs and putative functions were assigned to 4483 unique contigs. Among the identified microsatellites, excluding mononucleotide repeats, di-/trinucleotides are predominant, among which repeat motifs of AG/CT and AAG/CTT were most abundant. Similarity search of SSR containing ESTs and antidiabetic gene sequences revealed 11 microsatellites linked to antidiabetic genes in five plants. GO term enrichment analysis revealed a total of 80 enriched GO terms widely distributed in 53 biological processes, 17 molecular functions, and 10 cellular components associated with the 11 markers. The present study therefore provides concrete insights into the frequency and distribution of SSRs in important medicinal resources. The microsatellite markers reported here markedly add to the genetic

  11. Uranium-series coral ages from the US Atlantic Coastal Plain-the "80 ka problem" revisited

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    Wehmiller, J. F.; Simmons, K.R.; Cheng, H.; Edwards, R. Lawrence; Martin-McNaughton, J.; York, L.L.; Krantz, D.E.; Shen, C.-C.

    2004-01-01

    Uranium series coral ages for emergent units from the passive continental margin US Atlantic Coastal Plain (ACP) suggest sea level above present levels at the end of marine oxygen isotope stage (MIS) 5, contradicting age-elevation relations based on marine isotopic or coral reef models of ice equivalent sea level. We have reexamined this problem by obtaining high precision 230Th/238U and 231Pa/235U thermal ionization mass spectrometric ages for recently collected and carefully cleaned ACP corals, many in situ. We recognize samples that show no evidence for diagenesis on the basis of uranium isotopic composition and age concordance. Combining new and earlier data, among those ages close to or within the age range of MIS 5, over 85% cluster between 65 and 85 ka BP. Of the corals that we have analyzed, those that show the least evidence for diagenesis on the basis of uranium isotopic composition and age concordance have ages between 80 and 85 ka BP, consistent with a MIS 5a correlation. The units from which these samples have been collected are all emergent and have elevations within ???3-5m of those few units where early stage 5 (???125,000 ka BP) coral ages have been obtained. The ACP appears to record an unusual history of relative sea level throughout MIS 5, a history that is also apparent in the dated coral record for Bermuda. We speculate that this history is related to the regional (near-to intermediate-field) effects of ancestral Laurentide Ice sheets on last interglacial shorelines of the western North Atlantic. ?? 2004 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA. All rights reserved.

  12. Feeding restriction impairs milk yield and physicochemical properties rendering it less suitable for sale

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    Vilmar Fruscalso

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Feed shortages are relatively frequent in subtropical pasture-based dairy production systems. The effect of feed restriction on milk yield and physical-chemical traits was evaluated in this study. The experiment was carried out in Brazil's south region. Treatments consisted of control and restricted diet. Six multiparous and six primiparous cows, with 499 ± 47.20 kg body weight (BW, at mid-lactation (188 ± 124 days in milk, producing 19.35 ± 4.10 kg of milk were assigned to two groups, balanced for parity, each group receiving a different sequence of the dietary treatments for 56 days, in a crossover design. Diet nominated as control included 8 kg DM 100 kg BW-1 of Bermuda grass var. Tifton pasture (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers., 5.00 kg of concentrate and 2.50 kg of Tifton hay per day. The restriction diet consisted of 50 % of the quantity offered in the control diet. Milk production and physicochemical composition were evaluated. Feed restriction reduced milk production by 40 %, body condition score by 5 %, milk magnesium by 14.3 %, lactose by 1.7 %, titratable acidity by 10 % and stability to the ethanol test by 9 % and it tended to increase (7 % milk potassium content. No changes were found for the remaining characteristics. Since feed restriction is quite frequent in Brazil's extensive dairy production systems, our concern is that besides decreased milk production, changes can occur in the physiochemical attributes of the milk, mainly a reduction in the stability to the ethanol test, which may increase the volume of milk rejected by the industry.

  13. Diversification at the narrow sea-land interface in the Caribbean: phylogeography of endemic supralittoral Ligia isopods

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    Mariana eMateos

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Phylogeographic studies have provided valuable insights into the evolutionary histories and biodiversity of different groups in the Caribbean, a region that harbors exceptional terrestrial and marine biodiversity. Herein, we examined phylogeographic patterns of the poorly dispersing supralittoral isopod Ligia sampled from 35 localities in the Caribbean Sea and adjacent areas, as well as from Veracruz (Gulf of Mexico, the type locality of L. baudiniana (the only currently recognized native Ligia species in the Caribbean. We conducted Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic analyses of four mitochondrial genes (Cytb, 16S rDNA, 12S rDNA and COI and Parsimony analyses of one nuclear gene (NaK. We found a well-supported and highly divergent clade of Ligia that is distributed in the Caribbean Sea, Bahamas, southern Florida, Bermuda, and the Pacific coast of Central America and Colombia, but not in the Gulf of Mexico. A characteristic appendix masculina distinguishes this clade from other lineages of Ligia. Large divergences within this clade suggest that it constitutes a cryptic species complex. Genetically and morphologically, the specimens from the type locality of L. baudiniana were indistinguishable from the non-native species L. exotica. Some phylogeographic patterns of Ligia in the study area may be consistent with the proto-Antillean or GAARlandia vicariant hypotheses, but uncertainty concerning divergence times and aspects of the geological history precludes stronger biogeographical inferences. Passive overwater dispersal appears to have played an important role in shaping phylogeographic patterns of Ligia in the Caribbean Sea. These patterns, however, do not correspond with predicted biogeographic patterns based on population connectivity of marine organisms with larval dispersal, and do not reflect the southeast to northwest colonization pattern that has been proposed for the colonization of the Caribbean from South America by some

  14. Silicate:nitrate ratios of upwelled waters control the phytoplankton community sustained by mesoscale eddies in sub-tropical North Atlantic and Pacific

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    T. S. Bibby

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Mesoscale eddies in sub-tropical gyres physically perturb the water column and can introduce macronutrients to the euphotic zone, stimulating a biological response in which phytoplankton communities can become dominated by large phytoplankton. Mesoscale eddies may therefore be important in driving export in oligotrophic regions of the modern ocean. However, the character and magnitude of the biological response sustained by eddies is variable. Here we present data from mesoscale eddies in the Sargasso Sea (Atlantic and the waters off Hawai'i (Pacific, alongside mesoscale events that affected the Bermuda Atlantic Time-Series Study (BATS over the past decade. From this analysis, we suggest that the phytoplankton community structure sustained by mesoscale eddies is predetermined by the relative abundance of silicate over nitrate (Si* in the upwelled waters. We present data that demonstrate that mode-water eddies (MWE in the Sargasso Sea upwell locally formed waters with relatively high Si* to the euphotic zone, and that cyclonic eddies in the Sargasso Sea introduce waters with relatively low Si*, a signature that originated in the iron-limited Southern Ocean. We propose that this phenomenon can explain the observed dominance of the phytoplankton community by large-diatom species in MWE and by small prokaryotic phytoplankton in cyclonic features. In contrast to the Atlantic, North Pacific Intermediate Water (NPIW with high Si* may influence the cyclonic eddies in waters off Hawai'i, which also appear capable of sustaining diatom populations. These observations suggest that the structure of phytoplankton communities sustained by eddies may be related to the chemical composition of the upwelled waters in addition to the physical nature of the eddy.

  15. Silicate:nitrate ratios of upwelled waters control the phytoplankton community sustained by mesoscale eddies in sub-tropical North Atlantic and Pacific

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    T. S. Bibby

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Mesoscale eddies in sub-tropical gyres physically perturb the water column and can introduce macronutrients to the euphotic zone, stimulating a biological response by which phytoplankton communities can become dominated by large phytoplankton. Mesoscale eddies are therefore important in driving export in oligotrophic regions of the modern ocean. The character and magnitude of the biological response sustained by eddies are, however, variable. Here we present data from mesoscale eddies in the Sargasso Sea (Atlantic and the waters off Hawai'i (Pacific, alongside mesoscale events that affected the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series (BATS over the past decade. From this analysis, we suggest that the phytoplankton community structure sustained by mesoscale eddies is predetermined by the relative abundance of silicate over nitrate (Si* in the upwelled waters. We present data that demonstrate that mode-water eddies (MWE in the Sargasso Sea upwell locally formed waters with high Si* to the euphotic zone, and that cyclonic eddies in the Sargasso Sea introduce waters with low Si*, a signature that originated in the iron-limited Southern Ocean. We propose that this phenomenon can explain the observed abundance of large-diatom species in MWE and small prokaryotic phytoplankton in cyclonic features. In contrast to the Atlantic, cyclonic eddies in waters off Hawai'i induce North Pacific Intermediate Water (NPIW that has high Si* and therefore also appears capable of establishing diatom populations. These observations suggest that the structure of phytoplankton communities sustained by eddies may not be directly related to the physical nature of the eddy but rather to the chemical composition of the upwelled waters. This paper links the biological production and export efficiency of mesoscale eddies to events in spatially and temporally disparate locations.

  16. 成都青城山高尔夫球场草坪杂草调查及化学防除%Weed species Survey and their Chemical Control in Chengdu Qingcheng Golf

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    王贵林; 杨世军

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    2009年调查分析了成都青城山高尔夫球场百慕达草坪年度杂草发生种类、发生规律及危害程度;并于2010年采用“翠坪”系列草坪专用除草剂进行杂草化学防除.结果显示“翠坪”系列草坪专用除草剂对青城山高尔夫球场各时期的主要杂草如马唐、水蜈蚣、香附子、早熟禾、小飞蓬等均有较好的防除效果,防除效果在90%以上,显著优于人工除草,防除成本也远低于人工除草费用,且对草坪安全.%The weed species survey of Chengdu Qingcheng Golf in Bermuda was conducted, which includes the weed species, extent of occurrence and damage in 2009. And the " CuiPing" series of grass-specific herbicides for weed chemical control was used in golf course in 2010. The results show that " CuiPing" series of grass-specific herbicides have an excellent control on the golf courses during every period of major weeds occurrence, such as crabgrass, water centipede, Cyperus rotundus, bluegrass, Conyza canadensis and so on. The control effect of 90% above was significantly better than manual weeding, and the payment of chemical control costs far less than the cost of manual weeding, further the safety for lawn is good.

  17. A Fundamental Paradigm for Coral Reef Carbonate Sediment Dissolution

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    Full Text Available The long-term success of coral reefs depends on a positive balance of calcium carbonate production exceeding dissolution, erosion, and material export. As a result of ocean acidification, coral reefs could transition from net accretion to net erosion owing to decreasing rates of calcification and increasing rates of chemical dissolution and bioerosion. Here, I present a fundamental paradigm that aims to explain the main driver of carbonate sediment dissolution on coral reefs based on theory and a new empirical dataset of pore water carbonate chemistry from the Bermuda coral reef platform. The paradigm shows that carbonate sediment dissolution is most strongly controlled by the extent of organic matter decomposition in the sediments, but that the magnitude of dissolution is influenced by how much decomposition is required to reach pore water undersaturation with respect to the most soluble bulk carbonate mineral phase present in the sediments, a condition defined as the Carbonate Critical Threshold (CCT. Decomposition of organic matter beyond the CCT under aerobic conditions results in stoichiometric proportional dissolution of carbonate sediments. As ocean acidification proceeds over the next several decades, the extent of organic matter decomposition required to reach the CCT will decrease, carbonate dissolution will increase, and subsequently the accumulation of carbonate sediments will decrease. Since drastic reductions in anthropogenic CO2 emission are unlikely in the foreseeable future, the paradigm shows that active controls and reduction of organic matter input to coral reefs at the local scale might be an effective mitigation strategy to prevent or delay coral reefs transitioning to a state of net dissolution.

  18. 综合性离岸金融中心已成为美国企业金融、知识产权资本双重运营中心--我国的综合性离岸金融中心部署战略几点思考%Integrated Offshore Financial Centers to Become U.S. Corporate Finance, Intellectual Capital Dual Operations Center--China’s Comprehensive Offshore Financial Center for Deployment to the Coastal Islands

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    Offshore ifnancial centers not only serve as the ifnancial capital of the United States and other international operations center, but also serve as the intellectual capital of the operations center. Currently, the main offshore ifnancial centers are in the Cayman Islands, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and Anguilla Islands. In order to compete with them, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Chinese Taiwan and Chinese Hong Kong also actively developing offshore ifnancial markets, especially South Korea, are creating the world's largest offshore ifnancial center. Learning from the successful experience of the Virgin Islands and other places, China should also actively speed up the construction of offshore ifnancial centers.%离岸金融中心不但充当了美国等国际企业金融资本的运营中心,还充当了知识产权资本的运营中心。目前,这种离岸金融中心主要有开曼群岛、维尔京群岛、百慕大群岛、巴哈马群岛、安圭拉群岛等。为了与它们竞争,美国本土、英国本土、日本、韩国、马来西亚、泰国、新加坡,以及我国台湾、香港等也在积极发展离岸金融市场,尤其是韩国,正在创建全球最大的人民币离岸金融中心。借鉴维尔京群岛等地的成功经验,我国也应积极加快综合性离岸金融中心建设。

  19. Divine Wind - The History and Science of Hurricanes

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    Imagine standing at the center of a Roman coliseum that is 20 miles across, with walls that soar 10 miles into the sky, towering walls with cascades of ice crystals falling along its brilliantly white surface. That's what it's like to stand in the eye of a hurricane. In Divine Wind , Kerry Emanuel, one of the world's leading authorities on hurricanes, gives us an engaging account of these awe-inspiring meteorological events, revealing how hurricanes and typhoons have literally altered human history, thwarting military incursions and changing the course of explorations. Offering an account of the physics of the tropical atmosphere, the author explains how such benign climates give rise to the most powerful storms in the world and tells what modern science has learned about them. Interwoven with this scientific account are descriptions of some of the most important hurricanes in history and relevant works of art and literature. For instance, he describes the 17th-century hurricane that likely inspired Shakespeare's The Tempest and that led to the British colonization of Bermuda. We also read about the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, by far the worst natural calamity in U.S. history, with a death toll between 8,000 and 12,000 that exceeded the San Francisco earthquake, the Johnstown Flood, and the Okeechobee Hurricane combined. Boasting more than one hundred color illustrations, from ultra-modern Doppler imagery to classic paintings by Winslow Homer, Divine Wind captures the profound effects that hurricanes have had on humanity. Its fascinating blend of history, science, and art will appeal to weather junkies, science buffs, and everyone who read Isaac's Storm .

  20. Urinary excretion of purine derivatives as an index of microbial protein supply in cross-bred (Bos indicus x Bos taurus) cattle in tropical environment

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    Four experiments were carried out to establish a response model between urinary excretion of purine derivatives (PD) and microbial production in Bos indicus x Bos taurus cross-bred cattle: LZ, MZ and HZ (3/8, 1/2 and 5/8 Bos indicus, respectively). The fasting PD excretion was considered as endogenous excretion and amounted to 268 (± 85.1), 294 (± 128.1) and 269 (± 68.4) μmol/kg W0.75 for LZ, MZ and HZ, respectively. Urinary recovery of absorbed purine bases (PB) was calculated as the urinary recovery of a single dose of intrajugular infused uric acid (1,3-15N). In HZ crossbred cattle 83% (± 20.3) of infused uric acid was recovered in the urinary PD. The relationship between duodenal purine absorption (X, mmol/d) and urinary PD excretion (Y, mmol/d) was defined in HZ crossbred cattle as Y = 0.83 X + 0.269W0.75 (± 85.1), assuming that the endogenous contribution was constant and independent of the exogenous PB supply. The activity of xanthine oxidase (EC 1.2.3.2.) was determined in HZ and MZ and was found to be higher in the liver (0.62 and 0.66 units/g, respectively) than in intestinal mucosa (0.09 and 0.03 units/g, respectively), whereas xanthine oxidase activity was practically absent in plasma of both cross breeds. The ratio PB:total N was determined in microbial extracts taken from rumen fluid of cows fed Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) as the sole diet or supplemented (ratio of 80:20, grass: supplement) with gluten feed, soybean hulls or Gliricidia species and were found to range from 1.52-1.62 μmol PB/mg N. (author)

  1. Defining and dividing the greater Caribbean: insights from the biogeography of shorefishes.

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    D Ross Robertson

    Full Text Available The Greater Caribbean biogeographic region is the high-diversity heart of the Tropical West Atlantic, one of four global centers of tropical marine biodiversity. The traditional view of the Greater Caribbean is that it is limited to the Caribbean, West Indies, southwest Gulf of Mexico and tip of Florida, and that, due to its faunal homogeneity, lacks major provincial subdivisions. In this scenario the northern 2/3 of the Gulf of Mexico and southeastern USA represent a separate temperate, "Carolinian" biogeographic region. We completed a comprehensive re-assessment of the biogeography of the Greater Caribbean by comparing the distributions of 1,559 shorefish species within 45 sections of shelf waters of the Greater Caribbean and adjacent areas. This analysis shows that that the Greater Caribbean occupies a much larger area than usually thought, extending south to at least Guyana, and north to encompass the entire Carolinian area. Rather than being homogenous, the Greater Caribbean is divided into three major provinces, each with a distinctive, primarily tropical fauna: (1 a central, tropical province comprising the West Indies, Bermuda and Central America; (2 a southern, upwelling-affected province spanning the entire continental shelf of northern South America; and (iii a northern, subtropical province that includes all of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and southeastern USA. This three-province pattern holds for both reef- and soft bottom fishes, indicating a general response by demersal fishes to major variation in provincial shelf environments. Such environmental differences include latitudinal variation in sea temperature, availability of major habitats (coral reefs, soft bottom shorelines, and mangroves, and nutrient additions from upwelling areas and large rivers. The three-province arrangement of the Greater Caribbean broadly resembles and has a similar environmental basis to the provincial arrangement of its sister biogeographic region, the

  2. Defining and dividing the greater Caribbean: insights from the biogeography of shorefishes.

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    Robertson, D Ross; Cramer, Katie L

    2014-01-01

    The Greater Caribbean biogeographic region is the high-diversity heart of the Tropical West Atlantic, one of four global centers of tropical marine biodiversity. The traditional view of the Greater Caribbean is that it is limited to the Caribbean, West Indies, southwest Gulf of Mexico and tip of Florida, and that, due to its faunal homogeneity, lacks major provincial subdivisions. In this scenario the northern 2/3 of the Gulf of Mexico and southeastern USA represent a separate temperate, "Carolinian" biogeographic region. We completed a comprehensive re-assessment of the biogeography of the Greater Caribbean by comparing the distributions of 1,559 shorefish species within 45 sections of shelf waters of the Greater Caribbean and adjacent areas. This analysis shows that that the Greater Caribbean occupies a much larger area than usually thought, extending south to at least Guyana, and north to encompass the entire Carolinian area. Rather than being homogenous, the Greater Caribbean is divided into three major provinces, each with a distinctive, primarily tropical fauna: (1) a central, tropical province comprising the West Indies, Bermuda and Central America; (2) a southern, upwelling-affected province spanning the entire continental shelf of northern South America; and (iii) a northern, subtropical province that includes all of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and southeastern USA. This three-province pattern holds for both reef- and soft bottom fishes, indicating a general response by demersal fishes to major variation in provincial shelf environments. Such environmental differences include latitudinal variation in sea temperature, availability of major habitats (coral reefs, soft bottom shorelines, and mangroves), and nutrient additions from upwelling areas and large rivers. The three-province arrangement of the Greater Caribbean broadly resembles and has a similar environmental basis to the provincial arrangement of its sister biogeographic region, the Tropical Eastern

  3. Phylogenetic analysis identifies a 'Candidatus Phytoplasma oryzae'-related strain associated with yellow leaf disease of areca palm (Areca catechu L.) in India.

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    Ramaswamy, Manimekalai; Nair, Smita; Soumya, V P; Thomas, George V

    2013-04-01

    Yellow leaf disease (YLD) with phytoplasmal aetiology is a serious disease of arecanut palm in India. The present study was undertaken to characterize the 16S rRNA and secA gene sequences of the Indian arecanut YLD phytoplasma for 'Candidatus Phytoplasma' species assignment and 16Sr group/subgroup classification. Phytoplasma 16S rRNA genes were amplified using three sets of semi-nested/nested primers, 1F7/7R3-1F7/7R2, 4Fwd/3Rev-4Fwd/5Rev and P1/P7-R16F2n/R16R2, producing amplicons of 491, 1150 and 1250 bp, respectively, from diseased samples. The amplicons were cloned and sequenced. A blast search showed that the sequences had 99 % similarity with sugar cane white leaf phytoplasma (16SrXI) and Napier grass stunt phytoplasma (16SrXI). Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene revealed the clustering of YLD phytoplasma with the rice yellow dwarf and Bermuda grass white leaf groups. The YLD phytoplasma F2nR2 sequence shared 97.5 % identity with that of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma oryzae' and 97.8 % identity with that of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma cynodontis'. Hence, for finer differentiation, we examined the secA gene-based phylogeny, where the YLD phytoplasma clustered with Napier grass stunt and sugar cane grassy shoot phytoplasmas, both belonging to the rice yellow dwarf group. Hence, we are assigning the Indian arecanut YLD phytoplasma as a 'Candidatus Phytoplasma oryzae'-related strain. Virtual RFLP analysis of a 1.2 kb fragment of the 16S rRNA gene (F2nR2 region) identified the Indian arecanut YLD phytoplasma as a member of 16SrXI-B subgroup. We name the phytoplasma Indian yellow leaf disease phytoplasma, to differentiate it from the Hainan YLD phytoplasma, which belongs to group 16SrI. PMID:22843718

  4. Common aeroallergens in patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis living in southwestern part of iran: based on skin prick test reactivity.

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    Shokrollah Farrokhi

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Aeroallergens continue to have a key role in the pathogenesis of asthma and allergic diseases and have recently received increased attention in medical research throughout the world. The prevalence of aeroallergens vary in different regions, depending on the type of climate. The aim of the present study was to determine prevalence of the sensitivity to aeroallergens among patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR, based on skin prick test (SPT reactivity in the province of Bushehr, Iran. In this cross-sectional study, 743 patients were enrolled. The participants had asthma and AR and reacted to at least one allergen with SPT. Skin prick test with standard extracts including house dust mites (HDMs, animal dander, molds and pollens were performed on patients according to the herbal geography of the area. The male to female ratio and mean age of the patients were 1.03 and 27.6± 15.4 year, respectively. Out of 567 patients with AR, the common aeroallergens were HDMs (88.5%, molds (82.9%, animal dander (79.5%, weeds (77.6%, trees (75.5% and grass pollen (71.5%. Moreover, among 176 patients with asthma, the prevalence of aeroallergens were HDMs (90.5 %, molds (80.7%, animal dander (77.5%, weeds (73.3%, trees (73.3% and grass pollen (67.9%. The sensitivity to animal dander, Chenopodium album and Russian thistle pollens were significantly associated with the severity of AR. Moreover, sensitivity to animal dander such as cat and feather of birds, cockroach, Bermuda grass and Chenopodium album pollens were significantly associated with the severity of asthma. The results of this study revealed that HDM was the most common sensitizing aeroallergen in patients with asthma and AR. Molds and animal dander as indoor allergens were also common aeroallergens. We suggest that the hot weather and ambient humidity in the region may be the main cause of the change in the pattern of SPT reactivity.

  5. The life-cycle of the digenetic trematode, Proctoeces maculatus (Looss, 1901) Odhner, 1911 (Syn. P. rubtenuis [Linton, 1907] Hanson, 1950), and description of Cerceria adranocerca n. sp

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    ano,nalus, taken at Cerros Island, Mexico. Hanson ( 1950) identified two specimens collected from Calamus sp. at Bermuda by the late F. D. Barker as Distontuni subtenue Linton, 1907, a species described originally from Calantus calanius in the same area. Comparison of these specimens with those from Tortugas identified by Manter as P. erythraeus established their identity, and P. erythraeus was suppressed as a synonym of Proctoeces subtenue (Linton, 1907). Hanson corrected the statement of Manter (1947), noting that it is the vitellaria, not the uterus, which never extends into the post testicular region.

  6. Winter- and summertime continental influences on tropospheric O3 and CO observed by TES over the western North Atlantic Ocean

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    R. Talbot

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    Full Text Available The distribution of tropospheric O3 and CO and the regulating factors over the western North Atlantic Ocean during winter (December, January, and February, DJF and summer (June, July, August, JJA were investigated using retrievals from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES for 2004–2006. Seasonal composites of TES retrievals, reprocessed to remove the artificial geographic and seasonal structure added from the a priori, exhibited strong seasonal differences. At the 681 hPa level during winter composite O3 levels were uniformly low (~45 ppbv, but continental export was evident in a channel of enhanced CO (100–110 ppbv flowing eastward from the US coast. In summer O3 levels were variable (45–65 ppbv and generally higher due to increased photochemical production. The main export pathway featured a channel of enhanced CO (95–105 ppbv flowing northeastward around an anticyclone and exiting the continent over the Canadian Maritimes around 50° N. Offshore O3-CO slopes were generally 0.15–0.20 mol mol−1 in JJA, indicative of photochemical O3 production. Composites for 4 predominant circulation patterns or map types in DJF revealed that export to the lower free troposphere (681 hPa level was enhanced by the warm conveyor belt (WCB airstream of cyclones while stratospheric intrusions increased TES O3 levels at 316 hPa. A major finding in the DJF data was that offshore 681 hPa CO levels behind cold fronts could be enhanced up to >150 ppbv likely by lofting from the surface via shallow convection resulting from rapid destabilization of cold air flowing over much warmer ocean waters. In JJA composites for 5 map types showed that the main export pattern of seasonal composites contained the Bermuda High as the dominate feature. However, weak cyclones and frontal troughs could enhance offshore 681 hPa CO levels to greater than 110 ppbv with O3-CO slopes >0.50 mol mol−1 south of 45° N. Intense cyclones, which were not as common in the

  7. A novel method for diagnosing seasonal to inter-annual surface ocean carbon dynamics from bottle data using neural networks

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    T. P. Sasse

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    particularly powerful in complex but important regions like the Southern Ocean, North Atlantic and equatorial Pacific, where residual standard errors were reduced between 25 and 40% over traditional linear methods. We further test the SOMLO technique using the Bermuda Atlantic time series (BATS and Hawaiian ocean time series (HOT datasets, where hydrographic data was capable of explaining 90% of the seasonal cycle and inter-annual variability at those multi-decadal time-series stations.

  8. Sistemas de preparo do solo em relação à produção e à erosão Tillage practices in relation to crop yield and soil erosion

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    J. Quintiliano A. Marques

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho os autores apresentam os resultados obtidos, desde 1944, com os diversos sistemas de preparo do solo, na produção e na erosão, nos principais tipos de solo do Estado de São Paulo, com as culturas de milho, algodão e soja. Com base nos dados de produção obtidos, conclui-se que, de modo geral, não há vantagens em se fazerem duas arações em vez de uma única, a menos que o terreno esteja muito praguejado de ervas daninhas de extirpação difícil, como os casos da tiririca e grama-sêda. O preparo do solo com arado comum é superior aos demais sistemas, ou sejam, subsuperfície, grade, sulcos e enxada. Relativamente à erosão, verifica-se que quanto maior a desagregação da terra e que quanto menor a quantidade de resíduos vegetais deixados na superfície, tanto maior será o prejuízo por erosão; no preparo do solo com apenas uma aração e no preparo com arado de subsuperfície conseguem-se reduzir, substancialmente, as perdas de terra por erosão, em relação, respectivamente, ao preparo do solo com duas arações e ao preparo do solo com arado comum de aiveca.In this paper the authors present the results on yield and soil losses obtained when different methods of seedbed preparation were experimentally compared on the main soil types of the state of São Paulo for the corn, cotton, and soybean crops. Based on the yield data it is concluded that there was no advantage in performing two plowings instead of one, unless the land was infested with weeds difficult to extirpate, such as nutgrass and Bermuda grass. For seedbed preparation the conventional plowing method was superior to subsurface plowing, disk harrowing, furrowing only along the rows, and hocing. Treatments that promoted the greatest soil breaking or left the smallest amount of crop residues on the soil surface, induced the biggest erosion. Seedbed preparation by plowing or subsurface plowing reduced substantially the soil losses caused by erosion when

  9. Excitation Emission Matrix Spectra (EEMS) of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter Produced during Microbial Incubation

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    McDonald, N.; Nelson, N. B.; Parsons, R.

    2013-12-01

    The chromophoric or light-absorbing fraction of dissolved organic matter (CDOM) is present ubiquitously in natural waters and has a significant impact on ocean biogeochemistry, affecting photosynthesis and primary production as well direct and indirect photochemical reactions (Siegel et al., 2002; Nelson et al., 2007). It has been largely researched in the past few decades, however the exact chemical composition remains unknown. Instrumental methods of analysis including simultaneous excitation-emission fluorescence spectra have allowed for further insight into source and chemical composition. While certain excitation-emission peaks have been associated with ';marine' sources, they have not been exclusively linked to bacterial production of CDOM (Coble, 1996; Zepp et al., 2004). In this study, ';grazer diluted' seawater samples (70% 0.2μm filtered water; 30% whole water) were collected at the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series (BATS) site in the Sargasso Sea (31° 41' N; 64° 10' W) and incubated with an amendment of labile dissolved organic carbon (10μM C6H12O6), ammonium (1μM NH4Cl) and phosphate (0.1μM K2HPO4) to facilitate bacterial production. These substrates and concentrations have been previously shown to facilitate optimum bacterial and CDOM production (Nelson et al., 2004). Sample depths were chosen at 1m and 200m as water at these depths has been exposed to UV light (the Subtropical Mode Water at 200m has been subducted from the surface) and therefore has low initial concentrations of CDOM. After the samples were amended, they were incubated at in-situ temperatures in the dark for 72 hours, with bacteria counts, UV-Vis absorption and EEMS measurements taken at 6-8 hour intervals. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) measurements were collected daily. For the surface water experiment specific bacteria populations were investigated using Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH) analysis. Results showed a clear production of bacteria and production of CDOM, which

  10. New views on the isotopic composition of atmospheric oxygen

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    Lake Kinneret. The average overall respiratory fractionation (23.2 permil), which represents both light and dark consumption, was greater than the fractionation found in dark incubations of surface water (21.5 permil). We suggest that the only mechanism that can explain the strong overall fractionation is significant O2 uptake by cyanide resistant respiration in illuminated plankton. Similar fractionation was indicated in our study in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda. The results show that Cyanide resistant respiration, which is know to strongly fractionate against O-18 (25 - 30 permil), is wide spread in aquatic systems and can thus explain the discrepancy in the understanding of the Dole effect.

  11. Stirring by deep cyclones and the evolution of Denmark strait overflow water observed at line W

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    Andres, M.; Toole, J. M.; Torres, D. J.; Smethie, W. M.; Joyce, T. M.; Curry, R. G.

    2016-03-01

    Shipboard velocity and water property data from 18 transects across the North Atlantic Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC) near 40 °N are examined to study the evolution of the Denmark Strait Overflow Water (DSOW) component of the DWBC and mixing between DSOW and the interior. The examined transects along Line W - which stretches from the continental shelf south of New England to Bermuda - were made between 1994 and 2014. The shipboard data comprise measurements at regular stations of velocity from lowered acoustic Doppler current profilers, CTD profiles and trace gas chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) concentrations from bottle samples at discrete depths. Comparison of the Line W velocity sections with concurrent sea surface height maps from satellite altimetry indicates that large cyclones in the deep ocean accompany intermittent quasi-stationary meander troughs in the Gulf Stream path at Line W. A composite of 5 velocity sections along Line W suggests that a typical cyclone reaches swirl speeds of greater than 30 cm s-1 at 3400-m depth and has a radius (distance between the center and the maximum velocity) of 75 km. Tracer data suggest that these cyclones affect not only the deep velocity structure along Line W, but also provide a mechanism for water exchange between the DWBC's DSOW and the interior. Vigorous exchange is corroborated by a mismatch in the CFC-11:CFC-12 and CFC-113:CFC-12 ratio ages calculated for DSOW at Line W. During the most recent 5-year period (2010-2014), a decrease in DSOW density has been driven by warming (increasing by almost 0.1 °C) as salinity has increased only slightly (by 0.003, which is close to the 0.002 uncertainty of the measurements). The abyssal ocean offshore of the DWBC and Gulf Stream and deeper than 3000-m depth has freshened at a rate of 6×10-4 yr-1 since at least 2003. Density here remains nearly unchanged over this period, due to temperature compensation, though a linear cooling trend in the abyssal ocean (to compensate the

  12. The evaluation of the impact of age, skin tags, metabolic syndrome, body mass index, and smoking on homocysteine, endothelin-1, high-sensitive C-reactive protein, and on the heart

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    of cardiac disease were BMI ( P < 0.001, STs ( P = 0.002, and METs ( P = 0.037. Conclusion: STs may act as a physical sign of underlying raised cardiac atherogenic factors. This may indicates an ongoing risk on coronary circulation which may indicate further corrective action, hopefully early enough. The association of ST with obesity and METs represents a Bermuda Triangle that act against the heart.

  13. Atoms for Peace after Fifty Years

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    Joeck, N; Lehman, R; Vergino, E; Schock, R

    2004-03-15

    President Eisenhower's hopes for nuclear technology still resonate, but the challenges to fulfilling them are much different today. On December 8, 1953, President Eisenhower, returning from his meeting with the leaders of Britain and France at the Bermuda Summit, flew directly to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly. His presentation, known afterwards as the ''Atoms for Peace'' speech, was bold, broad, and visionary. Eisenhower highlighted dangers associated with the further spread of nuclear weapons and the end of the thermonuclear monopoly, but the president also pointed to opportunities. Earlier that year, Stalin had died and the Korean War armistice was signed. Talks on reunification of Austria were about to begin. The speech sought East-West engagement and outlined a framework for reducing nuclear threats to security while enhancing the civilian benefits of nuclear technology. One specific proposal offered to place surplus military fissile material under the control of an ''international atomic energy agency'' to be used for peaceful purposes, especially economic development. Eisenhower clearly recognized the complex interrelationships between different nuclear technologies and the risks and the benefits that accrue from each. The widespread use of civilian nuclear technology and absence of any use of a nuclear weapon during the next half-century reflects success in his approach. Today, the world faces choices about nuclear technology that have their parallels in the Eisenhower calculus and its legacy. Although his specific fissile material proposal was never implemented, his broader themes gave impetus to agreements such as the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and institutions such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The resulting governance process has promoted some and restricted other nuclear technology. Perhaps even more influential was Eisenhower's overarching

  14. Application of Industrial Waste CaF2 for Vegetative Covering of Phosphogypsum Disposal Site

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    Leaković, S.

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Phosphogypsum, i.e. calcium sulphate dihydrate is generated as a by-product in the phosphoric acid production during reaction between phosphate rock and sulphuric acid. It is stored as nonhazardous waste in a disposal site. Since 1983, when the phosphoric acid plant started operation, about 8 140 000 t of phosphogypsum have been disposed there. The disposal site consists of four separate ponds (compartments which are bounded by 6 meter high embankments of earth. According to a special design, it is possible to build layers upon the existing disposal site using phosphogypsum for making embankments. So far, the first 6-meter high level has been built with a 1:3 side slope of phosphogypsum embankments. Formation of the second level with 1:5 side slope is currently in progress. Another byproduct of phosphoric acid production is fluoride- and phosphorus-polluted wastewater. Before being discharged into the natural recipient, this wastewater is treated with calcium hydroxide. The product of neutralisation is calcium fluoride (CaF2 which is deposited in separate lagoons as nonhazardous waste. The application of calcium fluoride as a substrate for plants in the process of vegetative covering of the phosphogypsum disposal site is a new method of its usage. This way, a significant financial benefit is achieved because it is not necessary to build a new lagoon for calcium fluoride disposal. Regarding the environmental aspect, usage for vegetative covering is far better than the standard process of calcium fluoride disposal because residual phosphorus from CaF2 is utilised for enhanced growth of the plants. At the same time, the necessity for natural soil covering of the disposal site is reduced by 500 000 m3. Apart from the natural grass species, alfalfa (Medicago sativa L., Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers., grass mixtures with high content of red fescue (Festuca rubra L. and false indigo bush (Amorpha fruticosa L. displayed the best growth on the

  15. Molecular characterization of water soluble organic nitrogen in marine rainwater by ultra-high resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

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    K. E. Altieri

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Atmospheric water soluble organic nitrogen (WSON is a subset of the complex organic matter in aerosols and rainwater, which impacts cloud condensation processes and aerosol chemical and optical properties, and may play a significant role in the biogeochemical cycle of N. However, its sources, composition, connections to inorganic N, and variability are largely unknown. Rainwater samples were collected on the island of Bermuda (32.27° N, 64.87° W, which experiences both anthropogenic and marine influenced air masses. Samples were analyzed by ultra-high resolution electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry to chemically characterize the WSON. Elemental compositions of 2455 N containing compounds were determined over the mass range m/z+ 50 to 500. The five compound classes with the largest number of elemental formulas identified, in order from the highest number of formulas to the lowest, contained carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen (CHON+, CHON compounds that contained sulfur (CHONS+, CHON compounds that contained phosphorous (CHONP+, CHON compounds that contained both sulfur and phosphorous (CHONSP+, and compounds that contained only carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen (CHN+. No organonitrates or nitrooxy-organosulfates were detected, but there was an increased presence of organic S and organic P containing compounds in the marine rainwater. Compared to rainwater collected in the continental USA, average O:C ratios of all N containing compound classes were lower in the marine samples whereas double bond equivalent values were higher, suggesting a reduced role of secondary formation mechanisms. Cluster analysis showed a clear chemical distinction between samples collected during the cold season (October to March which have anthropogenic air mass origins and samples collected during the warm season (April to September with remote marine air mass origins. This, in conjunction with patterns

  16. Molecular characterization of water soluble organic nitrogen in marine rainwater by ultra-high resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

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    Altieri, K. E.; Hastings, M. G.; Peters, A. J.; Sigman, D. M.

    2012-04-01

    Atmospheric water soluble organic nitrogen (WSON) is a subset of the complex organic matter in aerosols and rainwater, which impacts cloud condensation processes and aerosol chemical and optical properties and may play a significant role in the biogeochemical cycle of N. However, its sources, composition, connections to inorganic N, and variability are largely unknown. Rainwater samples were collected on the island of Bermuda (32.27° N, 64.87° W), which experiences both anthropogenic and marine influenced air masses. Samples were analyzed by ultra-high resolution electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry to chemically characterize the WSON. Elemental compositions of 2281 N containing compounds were determined over the mass range m/z+ 50 to 500. The five compound classes with the largest number of elemental formulas identified, in order from the highest number of formulas to the lowest, contained carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen (CHON+), CHON compounds that contained sulfur (CHONS+), CHON compounds that contained phosphorus (CHONP+), CHON compounds that contained both sulfur and phosphorus (CHONSP+), and compounds that contained only carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen (CHN+). Compared to rainwater collected in the continental USA, average O:C ratios of all N containing compound classes were lower in the marine samples whereas double bond equivalent values were higher, suggesting a reduced role of secondary formation mechanisms. Despite their prevalence in continental rainwater, no organonitrates or nitrooxy-organosulfates were detected, but there was an increased presence of organic S and organic P containing compounds in the marine rainwater. Cluster analysis showed a clear chemical distinction between samples collected during the cold season (October to March) which have anthropogenic air mass origins and samples collected during the warm season (April to September) with remote marine air mass origins. This, in

  17. Atoms for Peace after 50 Years

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    Joeck, N.; Lehman, R. F.; Vergino, E. S.; Schock, R. N.

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    President Eisenhower's hopes for nuclear technology still resonate, but the challenges to fulfilling them are much different today. On December 8, 1953, President Eisenhower, returning from his meeting with the leaders of Britain and France at the Bermuda Summit, flew directly to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly. His presentation, known afterwards as the "Atoms for Peace" speech, was bold, broad, and visionary. Eisenhower highlighted dangers associated with the further spread of nuclear weapons and the end of the thermonuclear monopoly, but the president also pointed to opportunities. Earlier that year, Stalin had died and the Korean War armistice was signed. Talks on reunification of Austria were about to begin. The speech sought East-West engagement and outlined a framework for reducing nuclear threats to security while enhancing the civilian benefits of nuclear technology. One specific proposal offered to place surplus military fissile material under the control of an "international atomic energy agency" to be used for peaceful purposes, especially economic development. Eisenhower clearly recognized the complex interrelationships between different nuclear technologies and the risks and the benefits that accrue from each. The widespread use of civilian nuclear technology and absence of any use of a nuclear weapon during the next half-century reflects success in his approach. Today, the world faces choices about nuclear technology that have their parallels in the Eisenhower calculus and its legacy. Although his specific fissile material proposal was never implemented, his broader themes gave impetus to agreements such as the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and institutions such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The resulting governance process has promoted some and restricted other nuclear technology. Perhaps even more influential was Eisenhower's overarching recommendation that we try to reduce the risks and seek the

  18. Engaging Middle School Students in Authentic Research based on a summer research cruise

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    Manley, J.; Ellins, K. K.; Conte, M. H.

    2011-12-01

    In summer 2010, as a participant in the TXESS Revolution, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored professional development program for teachers in support of Earth and Space Science, I participated in a scientific research cruise led by Dr. Maureen Conte of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). The primary purpose of the cruise was to collect water samples from different ocean depths, make temperature and conductivity measurements, and retrieve biologic particle debris collection equipment deployed as part of the NSF-sponsored Oceanic Flux Program to measure particle fluxes in the deep Sargasso Sea. A secondary objective involved the collection of plastic debris floating within the sargassum grass trapped in the North Atlantic gyre in order to investigate plastic pollution. As a member of the science team I worked alongside of Dr. Conte, scientists and graduate students, giving me a personal experience to inspire my students' interest in the marine ecosystem. In the classroom, I used a Project Based Learning (PBL) approach to translate my experience and knowledge gained into productive learning for my students. With Project Based Learning, teams of students solve a real world, open-ended challenge problem through research and experimentation. In this Problem, the challenge was to design a virtual product to motivate ordinary people to change their habits regarding their use and improper disposal of plastics. Team products included websites, social network pages, and in-school announcements to create awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean. Fulfilling one of the basic principles of the PBL approach to provide student access to experts, cruise participant and University of North Carolina graduate student Bonnie Monteleone dedicated an entire day to speak with each of my classes about her experiences studying ocean plastics and answer their questions via SKYPE. In addition, Ms. Monteleone used her extensive contacts to post the best of my

  19. Geological "Ground Truth" of Sea-level Highstand Events During Warm Interglaciations (MIS 11 and 5e): Taking the Punch out of Proxy Precision

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    Hearty, P. J.

    2005-12-01

    High-resolution sea-level records for marine isotope stages (MIS) 11 and 5e from coastal outcrops in Bahamas, Bermuda, Hawaii, and Western Australia provide physical confirmation of extreme ice-melting events during Pleistocene interglacials. Field evidence indicates MIS 11 sea level rose in a series of oscillations to c. +20 m, while that of MIS 5e reached its maximum of +6-10 m. Because these were brief events (100s yrs), their true magnitude is generally muted or obscured in deep-sea oxygen isotope records; generally averaged over thousands of years by the combined effects of sampling, bioturbation, and sedimentation rates. Further unresolvable variables such as temperature and salinity further cloud the isotope proxy record. Thus, the tangible rock record is of greatest importance in understanding the nature of these extreme events. Geomorphology, sedimentary structures, taphonomy of and dating of organisms, and petrology provide ground truth at field sites. Sea-level highstands preserve terraces and benches by erosion and subsequent deposition of sub- and intertidal sediments. Fenestral porosity is a measure of intertidal wetting and drying of sand, while decimetre-scale, high-angle cross beds of poorly-sorted sand and gravel indicate shallow subtidal conditions. In situ coral heads describe similar subtidal conditions. Delicate, sometimes partially articulated skeletons of birds and reptiles in sea caves reveal a protected shoreline. An early generation of isopachous, fibrous cement verifies the presence of marine phreatic water over a sustained period of time. These features, often misinterpreted (McMurtry, 2004, AGU Fall Meeting, OS21E-06), categorically exclude emplacement by tsunami waves. Oceanic isotope records cannot produce an equivalent level of resolution of short, extreme events via (in terms of age, duration, rates of sea-level and ice-volume changes), thus shifting the `burden of proof' to proxy methods to identify such events. In our quest to

  20. Sensitization rates of airborne pollen and mold in children

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    So Hyun Park

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available &lt;B&gt;Purpose:&lt;/b&gt; Aeroallergens are important causative factors of allergic diseases. Previous studies on aeroallergen sensitization rates investigated patients groups that had visited pediatric allergy clinics. In contrast, we investigated sensitization rates in a general population group of elementary school to teenage students in Incheon, Jeju, and Ulsan. &lt;b&gt;Methods:&lt;/B&gt; After obtaining parental consent, skin-prick tests were performed on 5,094 students between March and June 2010. Elementary school students were tested for 18 common aeroallergens, whereas middle and high school students were tested for 25 allergens. The 25 allergens included &lt;I&gt;Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae&lt;/I&gt;, pollen (birch, alder, oak, Japanese cedar, pine, willow, elm, maple, Bermuda grass, timothy grass, rye grass, orchard grass, meadow grass, vernal grass, mugwort, Japanese hop, fat hen, ragweed, and plantain, and mold (&lt;I&gt;Penicillatum, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Alternaria&lt;/I&gt;. &lt;b&gt;Results:&lt;/b&gt; The sensitization rates in descending order were 25.79% (&lt;I&gt;D. pteronyssinus&lt;/I&gt; , 18.66% (&lt;I&gt;D. farinae&lt;/I&gt; , 6.20% (mugwort, and 4.07% (willow in Incheon; 33.35% (&lt;I&gt;D. pteronyssinus&lt;/I&gt; , 24.78% (&lt;I&gt;D. farinae&lt;/I&gt;, 15.36% (Japanese cedar, and 7.33% (Alternaria in Jeju; and 32.79% (D. pteronyssinus, 30.27% (D. farinae, 10.13% (alder, and 8.68% (birch in Ulsan. The dust mite allergen showed the highest sensitization rate among the 3 regions. The sensitization rate of tree pollen was the highest in Ulsan, whereas that of Alternaria was the highest in Jeju. The ragweed sensitization rates were 0.99% in Incheon, 1.07% in Jeju, and 0.81% in Ulsan. &lt;b&gt;Conclusion:&lt;/b&gt; The