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  1. Como evitar a formação de substâncias tóxicas durante a absorção de dióxido de carbono pela cal sodada com uso de anestésicos halogenados Como evitar la formación de substancias tóxicas durante la absorción de dióxido de carbono por la cal sodada con uso de anestésicos halogenados Preventing toxic substances production during carbon dioxide absorption by soda lime with halogenate anesthetics

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    Renato Ângelo Saraiva

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A cal sodada desde o início do seu uso sempre apresentou algumas complicações que resultaram em dificuldade na sua aplicabilidade. No entanto, devido as grandes vantagens que oferecia em relação a redução do fluxo de gases frescos, despoluição da sala de cirurgia e umidificação do sistema de inalação e via aérea, fizeram com que continuassem as pesquisas para que pudesse ser melhorada e corrigida de forma que a continuidade da sua utilização fosse assegurada. Atualmente existe o problema da desidratação com elevação da temperatura e da degradação metabólica dos anestésicos halogenados que necessitam de cuidados especiais para evitar a formação de produtos tóxicos. CONTEÚDO: Existe uma reação em cadeia a partir da cal sodada desidratada ou ressecada com baixos volumes percentuais de água. Há aumento da temperatura, maior absorção de anestésico halogenado para o interior do granulo de cal em seguida maior degradação metabólica das moléculas destes agentes e conseqüentemente a produção de substâncias tóxicas como o Composto A pela reação dos hidróxidos com o sevoflurano. Há também formação de monóxido de carbono produzido da mesma forma pela reação entre os halogenados e as bases fortes da cal. O composto A é nefrotóxico e o monóxido de carbono leva a hipóxia e alterações graves da coagulação do sangue. Além dos cuidados para a hidratação da cal sodada é possível usá-la sem conter as bases fortes como os hidróxidos de potássio e de sódio, contendo apenas hidróxido de cálcio para evitar excessivo aumento da temperatura e grande degradação metabólica dos halogenados sem prejudicar a absorção do dióxido de carbono. CONCLUSÕES: Deve-se ter o cuidado em usar a cal sodada mais recente possível e quando ela fica exposta ao meio ambiente (ar seco por muitas horas como por exemplo em um final de semana (mais de 48 horas é recomendável colocar

  2. Cirrose experimental induzida pela inalação de tetracloreto de carbono: adaptação da técnica e avaliação da peroxidação lipídica Experimental cirrhosis induced by carbon tetrachloride inhalation: technical modifications and lipoperoxidation effects

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    CREMONESE Ricardo Viégas; PEREIRA-FILHO Arthur Azambuja; MAGALHÃES Richard; Angelo Alves MATTOS; Marroni, Claudio Augusto; Zettler, Cláudio Galeano; Marroni, Norma Possa

    2001-01-01

    Racional - Administração a longo prazo de tetracloreto de carbono é modelo experimental para produzir fibrose hepática. O estresse oxidativo parece ser o mecanismo envolvido na hepatoxicidade por tetracloreto de carbono, onde as espécies ativas de oxigênio têm importante papel na patogênese da fibrose hepática. Objetivos - Avaliar a eficácia de um modelo experimental de cirrose hepática induzida pela inalação de tetracloreto de carbono em ratos, bem como avaliar a peroxidação lipídica e as ca...

  3. Metodologia para o cálculo de emissões de carbono e da eficiência na geração de energia pela combustão do carvão fóssil no Brasil Methodology for the calculation of carbon emissions and efficiency in the electricity generation by coal combustion in Brazil

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    Letícia A. Licks; Marçal Pires

    2010-01-01

    Esse trabalho tem por objetivo avaliar as emissões de dióxido de carbono (CO2) emitido pela queima do carvão fóssil no Brasil. Uma metodologia é proposta para o cálculo dessas emissões utilizando coeficientes de emissão de carbono específicos para os carvões nacionais. Foram, também, considerados a utilização de combustíveis secundários e a geração de eletricidade nos cálculos. Os resultados obtidos indicaram emissões de carbono de 1.794 Gg.ano-1 para o ano de 2002. Em alguns casos, o valor o...

  4. Disponibilidade de nitrogênio pela oxidação do carbono lábil com permanganato de potássio Availability of nitrogen by the oxidation of the labile carbon with potassium permanganate

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    Celsemy E. Maia

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a liberação do nitrogênio associado ao carbono lábil oxidado com KMnO4 333 mmol L-1 e verificar a capacidade supridora de nitrogênio pela sua correlação com o nitrogênio absorvido pelas plantas. O solo utilizado foi proveniente de um experimento com milho em um Argissolo Vermelho-Amarelo, cultivado com milho desde 1984, cuja produtividade vem sendo avaliada em função das doses de 0 e 40 m³ ha-1 ano-1 de composto orgânico (palha de soja e feijão com esterco bovino combinadas com 0, 250 e 500 kg ha-1 ano-1 da fórmula 4-14-8 aplicados no plantio, e 0, 100 e 200 kg ha-1 ano-1 de sulfato de amônio em cobertura. Os resultados mostraram que o uso da matéria orgânica contribuiu para uma quantidade maior de nitrogênio solúvel em KMnO4 333 mmol L-1; o teor de nitrogênio solúvel em KMnO4 333 mmol L-1 foi superior ao obtido pelo método anaeróbico e se correlacionou significativamente com o carbono total, carbono lábil, nitrogênio total, teor de amônio e nitrato e com o nitrogênio biodisponível.The present work had the objective of evaluating the liberation of the nitrogen associated to the labile carbon oxidized with KMnO4 (333 mmol L-1 and to verify the supply capacity of nitrogen by its correlation with the nitrogen absorbed by the plants. The soil used belongs to a Cambic Yellow Red Podzol, cultivated with corn since 1984, and its productivity is being evaluated as a function of the doses of 0 and 40 m³ ha-1 year-1 of organic compost (beans and soybean straw with manure, combined with 0, 250 and 500 kg ha-1 year-1 of the formula 4-14-8 applied at planting and 0, 100 and 200 kg ha-1 year-1 of ammonium sulphate as top dressing. The results showed that the use of the organic material contributed to a higher amount of nitrogen soluble in KMnO4 (333 mmol L-1. The content of soluble nitrogen in KMnO4 (333 mmol L-1 was found to be superior than that obtained by the anaerobic method and

  5. CALS Mapping

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    Collin, Ib; Nielsen, Povl Holm; Larsen, Michael Holm

    1998-01-01

    To enhance the industrial applications of CALS, CALS Center Danmark has developed a cost efficient and transparent assessment, CALS Mapping, to uncover the potential of CALS - primarily dedicated to small and medium sized enterprises. The idea behind CALS Mapping is that the CALS State of the...... enterprise is, when applied in a given organisation modified with respect to the industry regarded, hence irrelevant measure parameters are eliminated to avoid redundancy. This assessment of CALS Mapping, quantify the CALS potential of an organisation with the purpose of providing decision support to the top...

  6. Metodologia para o cálculo de emissões de carbono e da eficiência na geração de energia pela combustão do carvão fóssil no Brasil Methodology for the calculation of carbon emissions and efficiency in the electricity generation by coal combustion in Brazil

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    Letícia A. Licks

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Esse trabalho tem por objetivo avaliar as emissões de dióxido de carbono (CO2 emitido pela queima do carvão fóssil no Brasil. Uma metodologia é proposta para o cálculo dessas emissões utilizando coeficientes de emissão de carbono específicos para os carvões nacionais. Foram, também, considerados a utilização de combustíveis secundários e a geração de eletricidade nos cálculos. Os resultados obtidos indicaram emissões de carbono de 1.794 Gg.ano-1 para o ano de 2002. Em alguns casos, o valor obtido foi 20% menor que o calculado com a metodologia oficial (MCT, que desconsidera o teor de umidade do carvão e utiliza coeficientes genéricos não adaptados aos carvões nacionais. Os resultados evidenciam a necessidade da revisão dos inventários de emissão e a modernização dos sistemas de combustão, como alternativa para o uso sustentável do carvão fóssil no país.This study aims to evaluate the carbon dioxide (CO2 emissions from coal combustion in Brazil. A methodology using the emission factors estimated specifically for Brazilian coals is proposed. The use of secondary fuels and the electricity produced by the power plants were also considered in the calculations. The results obtained indicated carbon emissions of 1,794 Gg year-1 for 2002. In some cases 20% lower emissions were observed in comparison to the official methodology (MCT that does not consider coal moisture and uses generic emission coefficients not adapted for Brazilian coal. The results suggest that national inventories must be revised and combustion systems should be updated in order to increase efficiency and to reduce CO2 emissions as a sustainable measure for the coal use in the country.

  7. A AMAZONIA E O MERCADO DE CARBONO

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    Lamarca Junior, Mariano Rua; Chalita, Marie Anne Najm; Godoy, Amalia Maria Goldberg; Silva, Cesar Roberto Leite da

    2008-01-01

    A Amazônia tem um destacado papel na crise ambiental global uma vez que, no Brasil, há mais emissões de carbono por o desmatamento e queimadas do que pela queima de combustíveis de origem fóssil. Para discutir a problemática e a importância da inserção da Amazônia no mercado de carbono, parte-se dos processos de ocupação e uso dos recursos naturais da floresta e das contradições na formulação das políticas para a região. Com base nos conceitos de direitos de propriedade, direitos econômicos e...

  8. Estudo da substituição do couro pela pele de cortiça para aplicação em calçado - vestuário

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    Silva, Ângela; Souto, A. Pedro

    2014-01-01

    No âmbito dos artigos de calçado/vestuário, verifica-se que o consumidor está cada vez mais exigente no que diz respeito ao bem-estar, conforto, funcionalidade e segurança. Ao longo das últimas décadas, este setor tem procurado encontrar novos materiais que vão ao encontro das necessidades dos consumidores. Para além das questões de proteção e design, as recentes exigências estão relacionadas com materiais que sejam amigos do ambiente e que permitam melhorar o conforto. Desta forma, foi estud...

  9. ${\\cal N}$ Goldstini

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    Cribiori, N; Farakos, F

    2016-01-01

    We study field theories with ${\\cal N}$ extended non-linearly realized supersymmetries, describing the couplings of models that contain ${\\cal N}$ goldstini. We review all the known formulations of the ${\\cal N}=1$ goldstino theories and we generalize them to an arbitrary number ${\\cal N}$ of non-linearly realized supersymmetries. We explicitly prove the equivalence of all these extended supersymmetry breaking models containing ${\\cal N}$ goldstini and reformulate the theory with ${\\cal N}$ supersymmetries in terms of standard ${\\cal N}=1$ constrained superfields.

  10. Rastreabilidade da farinha de carne e ossos bovinos em ovos de poedeiras comerciais pela técnica dos isótopos estáveis do carbono e nitrogênio Traceability of bovine meat and bones meal in eggs of commercial laying hens through carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes technique

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    Juliana Célia Denadai

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo rastrear a inclusão de farinha de carne e ossos bovinos em dietas para poedeiras comerciais, por meio da análise dos ovos e de suas frações (gema e albúmen, pela técnica dos isótopos estáveis do carbono e nitrogênio e avaliar o índice analítico mínimo detectável. Foram utilizadas 240 galinhas poedeiras da linhagem Shaver White de 73 semanas de idade, distribuídas em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com cinco tratamentos e seis repetições. Foram avaliados cinco níveis de inclusão (0; 1,5; 3,0; 4,5 e 6,0% de farinha de carne e ossos bovinos em uma dieta à base de milho e farelo de soja. No 35º dia, foram tomados aleatoriamente 24 ovos por tratamento: 12 serviram para amostragem de gema e albúmen e os outros 12 para amostragem do ovo (gema + albúmen. Os resultados isotópicos foram submetidos à análise multivariada de variância e, a partir das matrizes de erro, com 95% de confiança, foram determinadas elipses para identificar as diferenças entre os resultados obtidos com o fornecimento das dietas experimentais e a dieta controle, sem farinha de carne e ossos bovinos. No ovo e na gema, a partir do par isotópico da dieta com 3,0% de farinha de carne e ossos, houve diferenciação do par do tratamento controle, enquanto, no albúmen, a diferenciação ocorreu a partir do nível de 1,5% de farinha de carne e ossos bovinos na dieta. Pela técnica dos isótopos estáveis, é possível rastrear o uso de farinha de carne e ossos bovinos na alimentação de poedeiras; no albúmen, o nível mínimo de inclusão detectável é de 1,5% e, no ovo e na gema, 3,0%.The objective of this study was to trace the inclusion of bovine meat and bones meal in diets of laying hens analyzing eggs and theirs fractions (yolk and albumen, by carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes, as well as to evaluate the detectable analytical minimal index. Two hundred and forty (240 Shaver White laying hens aging 73 weeks were

  11. Sensibilidade no diagnóstico da desnutrição protéico-calórica realizado pelas equipes de saúde por meio do SIAB e de busca ativa de casos The sensitivity of malnutrition diagnosis using the SIAB and active search of cases

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    Tatiana Monteiro Fiúza

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available É atribuição da Atenção Primária á Saúde e da Estratégia de Saúde da Família (ESF atuar na promoção e na manutenção do estado de saúde da população infantil por meio do atendimento e acompanhamento integrais. Para a atuação das equipes de saúde é fundamental a análise de saúde das populações cobertas. Para esse fim o Sistema de Informação da Atenção Básica (SIAB é instrumento de valor inestimável. O objetivo deste estudo foi demonstrar a sensibilidade no diagnóstico da desnutrição protéico-calórica realizado pelas equipes de Saúde da Família, quando são utilizados apenas dados primários como instrumentos de busca da adequação e posterior informação destes, via SIAB, e por meio da busca ativa de crianças de 0 a 23 meses e 29 dias e obtenção de seus dados antropométricos delas. Trata-se de estudo seccional, realizado no município de Patos de Minas (MG, de janeiro a abril de 2005. As prevalências de desnutrição protéico-calórica informadas no SIAB foram 2,35% e 2,5%, nas equipes A e B, respectivamente. As prevalências de desnutrição encontradas a partir da busca ativa, dos dados antropométricos e do cálculo dos índices peso-idade foram 14,12% e 13,75% nas equipes A e B, respectivamente. Essas foram superiores à prevalência descrita pela Pesquisa Nacional de Demografia e Saúde, cuja prevalência foi 5,7%. As prevalências de desnutrição protéico-calórica com base no índice peso-idade, mediante exclusivamente a utilização do SIAB como fonte de dados, levam ao subdiagnóstico do problema. Tratando-se o SIAB de um sistema de informação “territorializado”, cujos dados possibilitam a construção de indicadores populacionais referentes a áreas de abrangência bem-delimitadas, propomos a avaliação crítica e constante desses dados.Both the Primary Care System and the Family Health Program are responsible for promoting and maintaining the health of the child population by

  12. Consolidating BPR with CALS

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    Larsen, Michael Holm; Leinsdorff, Torben; Madsen, Claus; Teller, Christian

    For almost a decade, Business Process Reengineering (BPR) has met a high degree of criticism as project implementations have failed to succeed in industry and public organisations. A vast majority of the reengineering literature recommends that information technology (IT) should enhance the...... efficiency of the concept. However, limited directions are provided.This article suggests that Continuous Acquisition and Lifecycle Support (CALS) is a viable concept to complement and thus consolidate BPR. This is based on two hypotheses stating that CALS provides guidelines for applying IT to increase the...

  13. O balanço de carbono da Amazônia brasileira

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    Nobre, Carlos A.; Antônio D. Nobre

    2002-01-01

    GLOBALMENTE, a biota terrestre é um sumidouro significativo de dióxido de carbono (CO2) atmosférico. Estudos recentes do IPCC para a década de 1990 estimam a biota terrestre com sendo um sumidouro líquido de aproximadamente 1,4 gigatonelada de carbono por ano (assimilação líquida pela biota terrestre menos as emissões devidas às mudanças dos usos da terra). É provável que a maior parte desse suposto sumidouro aconteça nas florestas das latitudes médias e dos trópicos. Estudos do ciclo do carb...

  14. Acumulação de nitrogênio e carbono no solo pela adubação orgânica e mineral contínua na cultura do milho Nitrogen and carbon accumulation in soil through continuous organic and mineral fertilization of maize crop

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    Celsemy E. Maia

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho, avaliou-se o efeito do uso contínuo das adubações orgânica e mineral na cultura do milho e sobre a acumulação e a disponibilidade do nitrogênio em um Argissolo Vermelho-Amarelo. Estudou-se a produção de milho em função das doses de 0 e 40 m³ ha-1 ano-1 de composto orgânico (palhada de soja e feijão com esterco bovino, combinadas com 0, 250 e 500 kg ha-1 ano-1 da fórmula 4-14-8 aplicados no plantio, e 0, 100 e 200 kg ha-1 ano-1 de sulfato de amônio em cobertura. O uso contínuo da adubação orgânica aumentou a produtividade de milho com o efeito da adubação química sendo menos expressivo. Observou-se, ainda, aumento do C total. Com base nos resultados observados, pôde-se concluir que o uso contínuo da adubação orgânica proporcionou aumento na reserva (N total e na disponibilidade de N, sendo essas características pouco influenciadas pela adubação química.This study aimed to evaluate the effect of continuous use of the organic and mineral fertilization in maize crop and on the accumulation and availability of nitrogen in a Cambic Yellow Red Podzol. The maize yield was evaluated as a function of doses from 0 to 40 m³ ha-1 year-1 of the organic compost (beans and soybean straw with manure combined with 0, 250 and 500 kg ha-1 year-1 of the formula 4-14-8 applied at the planting time, and the application of 0, 100 and 200 kg ha-1 year-1 of ammonium sulphate. The plots consisted of eight furrows (8 m length 1.0 m apart from each other in a randomized experimental block design with four replications. The results showed that the continuous use of the organic fertilization increased maize productivity, whereas the chemical fertilization showed less expressive effects. Increases in both the total carbon and KMnO4- oxidized carbon were observed. The results also show that the continuous use of the organic fertilization provided an increase in total N reserve and availability of N, while the chemical

  15. AMPLEX-SiCAL

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    This paper reports on an analog signal processor using commercial 3 μm CMOS technology which has been designed and produced for the silicon luminosity calorimeter SiCAL of the ALEPH experiment. This processor is a modified version of the AMPLEX integrated circuit designed for the inner silicon detector of the UA-2 experiment. The output voltage swing has been increased to more than 5.5 Volt as required for the large dynamic range of 1000 MIPs or 3.8 pC2. A fast analog summation, based on a neural network principle called follower aggregation, computes the average input charges for triggering purposes. The chip contains 16 channels, with a charge amplifier, shaper, track-and-hold stage, multiplexer, fast analog sum and a calibration system. The power consumption of the overall chip is 100 mW. The equivalent noise charge is less than 0.13MIP (0.5 fC rms) for a 50 pF detector capacitance, and the peaking time is about 250ns

  16. CalNex Observational Data

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Observations made during the 2010 CalNex measurement campaign. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Woody , M., K. Baker , P. Hayes, J....

  17. CalCOFI Egg Counts

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Fish egg counts and standardized counts for eggs captured in CalCOFI icthyoplankton nets (primarily vertical [Calvet or Pairovet], oblique [bongo or ring nets], and...

  18. Effective CAL: theory and practice

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    Hassan Khan

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Modern-day authoring systems have made the production of CAL applications so easy that people with little computer literacy are able quite quickly to create elaborate multimedia applications. The point, however, is that while so many of us have become authors in the past few years, the objective of our creations has been somewhat missed. It is all to easy to see visually impressive multimedia CAL, and to convince ourselves that they represent good CAL material. An application may be quickly sanctioned, produced and implemented at universities, then attention is focused on to the next project. While evaluation is normally costed into a project, various constraints, such as shifting personnel or additional demands on funds, limit the evaluation of the application to ascertain whether the investment of producing it was worthwhile. The Hypertext Support Unit (HSU at the University of Kent was set up in 1992 to promote the pervasive use of hypertext across the campus. In its role as a support unit, it facilitates the development of CAL material in all disciplines in close collaboration with the content specialists, i.e. the lecturers. The HSU, along with many other units or departments, produce many CAL application paying attention to the aesthetics of interface design, but largely glossing over the learning instructions so vital to good CAL applications in harnessing the potential of multimedia in an educational environment. Too many people put a linear book on-line, give it some bookmarks, and call it hypertext; worse yet, they add a few scanned-in photographs and a soundtrack and call it multimedia (Fisher, 1994.

  19. CALS - What are the Potentials for SMEs ?

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    Bilberg, Arne; Larsen, Michael holm; Langer, Gilad; Grothe-Møller, Thorkild; Kirkby, Lars phillip

    demonstrate the potentials for improving business processes by effective information management. The three companies involved will demonstrate practical and innovative applications of CALS solutions, that will serve as examples for a wide variety of SMEs.The paper will focus on the industrial results and the...... CALS engineering activities. It will summarize some actual results, e.g. discussion of CALS modeling and analysis techniques. One such technique is "CALS mapping", providing the possibility to plot an actual company’s CALS status in relation to an "ideal" CALS company. Thus, pointing at the central...

  20. O balanço de carbono da Amazônia brasileira

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    Carlos A. Nobre

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available GLOBALMENTE, a biota terrestre é um sumidouro significativo de dióxido de carbono (CO2 atmosférico. Estudos recentes do IPCC para a década de 1990 estimam a biota terrestre com sendo um sumidouro líquido de aproximadamente 1,4 gigatonelada de carbono por ano (assimilação líquida pela biota terrestre menos as emissões devidas às mudanças dos usos da terra. É provável que a maior parte desse suposto sumidouro aconteça nas florestas das latitudes médias e dos trópicos. Estudos do ciclo do carbono do Experimento LBA estão mostrando que as florestas não-perturbadas da Amazônia comportam-se com um forte sumidouro de carbono, com taxas na faixa de 1 a 7 toneladas por hectare por ano, ao passo que as áreas inundadas e os rios podem estar agindo como fonte de carbono de até 1,2 tonelada por hectare por ano. O desmatamento e a queima de biomassa representam uma emissão líquida de aproximadamente 0,2 gigatonelada de carbono por ano na Amazônia brasileira. Ainda que se leve em conta as grandes incertezas existentes sobre essas medidas, o balanço das evidências observacionais aponta para a possibilidade de que as florestas tropicais da América do Sul estejam funcionando como sumidouros de carbono da atmosfera.GLOBALLY, the terrestrial biota acts as a significant carbon sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2. The most recent estimate from IPCC for the 1990's puts the terrestrial biota at a net sink of 1.4 gigaton of carbon per year (net carbon uptake by the biota minus emissions from land use changes. It is likely that most of this presumed sink takes place in mid-latitude and tropical forests. Carbon cycle studies in the LBA Experiment indicate that the undisturbed forest of Amazonia may be a strong sink of carbon, at rates from 1 to 7 tons per hectare per year, whereas the wetlands may act as a source of carbon into the atmosphere of up to 1.2 ton per hectare per year. Deforestation and biomass burning in Brazilian Amazonia

  1. Nanoestructuras de carbono con diferentes grupos funcionales

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    Vasilievna Kharissova, Oxana

    2013-01-01

    El carbono es uno de los elementos más interesantes en la Tabla Periódica. algunas de sus formas alotrópicas se conocen desde hace miles de años (diamante 3D y grafito 2D) y otras fueron descubiertas de entre 10 y 20 años atrás (fullerenos 0D y nanotubos 1D). Su nueva forma alotrópica, el grafeno 2D, fue descubierta en inglaterra por Geim & Novoselov en 2004 y actualmente es una estrella supernova en el horizonte de la ciencia de materiales y de la física de materia condensada. El grafeno...

  2. PRESUPUESTO DE CARBONO EN ARRECIFES CORALINOS DE MÉXICO

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    Héctor Reyes Bonilla; Luis E. Calderón Aguilera; M. Cecilia Mozqueda Torres; Carriquiry, José D.

    2014-01-01

    El carbono, elemento omnipresente en los arrecifes coralinos, se halla predominantemente en forma de carbonato de calcio, ya que los esqueletos de muchas especies y la estructura física del ecosistema están formados por este compuesto. Los tejidos de los seres vivos del arrecife contienen carbono adquirido por la fotosíntesis y la heterotrofia, procesos que constituyen la red trófica del ecosistema. Este trabajo describe dichos procesos y los servicios ambientales que ofrecen los arrecifes co...

  3. Materiales de carbono micro-mesoporosos obtenidos mediante nanomoldeo

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    Enterría González, Marina

    2013-01-01

    Las aplicaciones actuales de los materiales de carbono exigen el ajuste de sus propiedades en función de los requerimientos en cada aplicación. Esto implica el desarrollo de nuevos métodos de síntesis que permitan un control preciso de las propiedades finales de los carbones en términos de porosidad, estructura o química superficial. En este contexto, el desarrollo de materiales de carbono con estructura porosa jerárquica resulta de especial interés gracias al potencial que presentan. Den...

  4. Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) durch Berechnungsexperimente

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    Grob, Heinz Lothar (Ed.)

    1994-01-01

    Im Mittelpunkt von Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) steht der Arbeitsplatz eines Studierenden. Durch gezielte DV-Unterstützung soll der Studierende von Routinetätigkeiten entlastet und dazu ermuntert werden, sich vertieft auf theoretisches Neuland zu begeben. Das Spektrum der CAL-Varianten reicht dabei von einfachen Multiple-Choice-Programmen bis zu Multi-User-Produkten wie Planspielen. Realisierte Anwendungsgebiete aus dem wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Bereich sind beispielsweise Teile der P...

  5. NotCal04 - Comparison / Calibration 14C records 26-50 cal kBP

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    der Plicht, J v; Beck, J; Bard, E; Baille, M

    2004-11-11

    The radiocarbon calibration curve, IntCal04, extends back to 26 cal kBP. While several high resolution records exist beyond this limit, these data sets exhibit discrepancies one to another of up to several millennia. As a result, no calibration curve for the time range 26-50 cal kBP can be recommended as yet, but in this paper the IntCal04 working group compares the available data sets and offers a discussion of the information that they hold.

  6. Developmental evolution of flowering plant pollen tube cell walls: callose synthase (CalS gene expression patterns

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    Abercrombie Jason M

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A number of innovations underlie the origin of rapid reproductive cycles in angiosperms. A critical early step involved the modification of an ancestrally short and slow-growing pollen tube for faster and longer distance transport of sperm to egg. Associated with this shift are the predominantly callose (1,3-β-glucan walls and septae (callose plugs of angiosperm pollen tubes. Callose synthesis is mediated by callose synthase (CalS. Of 12 CalS gene family members in Arabidopsis, only one (CalS5 has been directly linked to pollen tube callose. CalS5 orthologues are present in several monocot and eudicot genomes, but little is known about the evolutionary origin of CalS5 or what its ancestral function may have been. Results We investigated expression of CalS in pollen and pollen tubes of selected non-flowering seed plants (gymnosperms and angiosperms within lineages that diverged below the monocot/eudicot node. First, we determined the nearly full length coding sequence of a CalS5 orthologue from Cabomba caroliniana (CcCalS5 (Nymphaeales. Semi-quantitative RT-PCR demonstrated low CcCalS5 expression within several vegetative tissues, but strong expression in mature pollen. CalS transcripts were detected in pollen tubes of several species within Nymphaeales and Austrobaileyales, and comparative analyses with a phylogenetically diverse group of sequenced genomes indicated homology to CalS5. We also report in silico evidence of a putative CalS5 orthologue from Amborella. Among gymnosperms, CalS5 transcripts were recovered from germinating pollen of Gnetum and Ginkgo, but a novel CalS paralog was instead amplified from germinating pollen of Pinus taeda. Conclusion The finding that CalS5 is the predominant callose synthase in pollen tubes of both early-diverging and model system angiosperms is an indicator of the homology of their novel callosic pollen tube walls and callose plugs. The data suggest that CalS5 had transient expression

  7. Maximização do teor de carbono fixo em biocarvão aplicado ao sequestro de carbono

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    Alessandra L. da Róz

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOA emissão de dióxido de carbono é, atualmente, a principal causa do aquecimento global, devido ao efeito estufa. Ao redor do planeta pesquisadores têm-se esforçado na busca de soluções viáveis para o problema; com isto, o biocarvão está entre as mais recentes propostas de mitigação das mudanças climáticas em razão da sua simplicidade e eficiência. Desta forma, este trabalho teve, por objetivo, maximizar o teor de carbono fixo na produção de biocarvão. Para isso, analisaram-se sete tratamentos, temperaturas de pirólise: 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 e 500 °C. A partir do rendimento gravimétrico de produção e do teor de carbono fixo calcularam-se os respectivos fatores de rendimento gravimétrico para cada tratamento, os quais indicam em qual temperatura se tem a maior quantidade de carbono fixo em função do biocarvão produzido. A pirólise com temperatura máxima de 300 °C indicou o maior fator de rendimento gravimétrico, atingindo 0,22672 C/biocarvão.

  8. The TileCal Laser Calibration System

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    Giangiobbe, Vincent; On Behalf Of The Atlas Tile Calorimeter Group

    TileCal is the central hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS detector operating at LHC. It is a sampling calorimeter whose active material is made of scintillating plastic tiles. Scintillation light is read by photomultipliers. A Laser system is used to monitor their gain stability. During dedicated calibration runs the Laser system sends via long optical fibers, a monitored amount of light simultaneously to all the ≈10000 photomultipliers of TileCal. This note describes two complementary methods to measure the stability of the photomultipliers gain using the Laser calibration runs. The results of validation tests are presented for both methods and theirrespective performances and limitations are discussed.

  9. A Simple Acronym for Doing Calculus: CAL

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    Hathaway, Richard J.

    2008-01-01

    An acronym is presented that provides students a potentially useful, unifying view of the major topics covered in an elementary calculus sequence. The acronym (CAL) is based on viewing the calculus procedure for solving a calculus problem P* in three steps: (1) recognizing that the problem cannot be solved using simple (non-calculus) techniques;…

  10. Modelos para la estimación del carbono en la biomasa de los sistemas forestales : influencia de la selvicultura en los socks de carbono

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    Ruiz-Peinado Gertrudix, Ricardo

    2013-01-01

    Es ampliamente conocido y reconocido que los bosques tienen un papel fundamental en la mitigación del cambio climático. Funcionan como almacenes de carbono fijando el carbono que captan de la atmósfera en sus estructuras, conformando biomasa viva. El carbono de esta biomasa, una vez que esta muere, puede pasar de nuevo a la atmósfera o puede seguir almacenado durante años formando parte de productos forestales (madera, corcho, etc.) o en el suelo tras la descomposición de la materia orgánica....

  11. Partial ${\\cal N}=2 \\to {\\cal N}=1$ supersymmetry breaking and gravity deformed chiral rings

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    David, J R; Narain, K S; David, Justin R.; Gava, Edi

    2004-01-01

    We present a derivation of the chiral ring relations, arising in ${\\cal N}=1$ gauge theories in the presence of (anti-)self-dual background gravitational field $G_{\\alpha\\beta\\gamma}$ and graviphoton field strength $F_{\\alpha\\beta}$. These were previously considered in the literature in order to prove the relation between gravitational F-terms in the gauge theory and coefficients of the topological expansion of the related matrix integral. We consider the spontaneous breaking of ${\\cal N} =2$ to ${\\cal N} =1$ supergravity coupled to vector- and hyper-multiplets, and take a rigid limit which keeps a non-trivial $G_{\\alpha\\beta\\gamma}$ and $F_{\\alpha\\beta}$ with a finite supersymmetry breaking scale. We derive the resulting effective, global, ${\\cal N}=1$ theory and show that the chiral ring relations are just a consequence of the standard ${\\cal N}=2$ supergravity Bianchi identities . We can also obtain models with matter in different representations and in particular quiver theories. We also show that, in the...

  12. Nonlinear waves in $\\cal PT$-symmetric systems

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    Konotop, Vladimir V; Zezyulin, Dmitry A

    2016-01-01

    Recent progress on nonlinear properties of parity-time ($\\cal PT$-) symmetric systems is comprehensively reviewed in this article. $\\cal PT$ symmetry started out in non-Hermitian quantum mechanics, where complex potentials obeying $\\cal PT$ symmetry could exhibit all-real spectra. This concept later spread out to optics, Bose-Einstein condensates, electronic circuits, and many other physical fields, where a judicious balancing of gain and loss constitutes a $\\cal PT$-symmetric system. The natural inclusion of nonlinearity into these $\\cal PT$ systems then gave rise to a wide array of new phenomena which have no counterparts in traditional dissipative systems. Examples include the existence of continuous families of nonlinear modes and integrals of motion, stabilization of nonlinear modes above $\\cal PT$-symmetry phase transition, symmetry breaking of nonlinear modes, distinctive soliton dynamics, and many others. In this article, nonlinear $\\cal PT$-symmetric systems arising from various physical disciplines ...

  13. Análise da quantidade produzida de CO2 pela bovinocultura no estado do Rio Grande do Sul

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    Adilson Giovanini

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo identificar a quantidade de gases causadores de efeito estufa emitidos anualmente pela bovinocultura no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. A partir dos resultados, é analisada a viabilidade econômica, em termos de instalação de créditos de carbono, da instalação de biodigestores nas propriedades rurais, calculando-se a quantidade de toneladas medidas em unidades de gás carbônico, equivalentes por ano, que a adoção dessa tecnologia permitiria mitigar. Entre os resultados obtidos, tem-se que a instalação de biodigestores é viável apenas para propriedades que possuem mais de 20 animais, as quais representam 63% do rebanho bovino gaúcho, e a mitigação de 29.548,26ton equiv. CO2 ano.

  14. AVALIAÇÃO DA FORÇA DE RETENÇÃO DE COMPOSTOS ORGÂNICOS (COV EM NANOESTRUTURAS DE CARBONO “CUP STACKED”

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    Waldir Nagel Schirmer

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Adsorventes carbonados estão entre as melhores opções na remoção de compostos orgânicos voláteis (COV de correntes gasosas,pela boa afinidade que apresentam com compostos dessa natureza, além de baixo custo e disponibilidade. O presente trabalhoavalia o desempenho do ciclo adsorção/dessorção de dois compostos orgânicos voláteis (fenol e tolueno em nanotubos de carbono(NTC comparativamente a um carbono grafitizado de aplicação tipicamente analítica (Carbotrap. As metodologias deamostragem e análise empregadas compreendem a coleta de gases por bombeamento (amostragem ativa em cartuchos (tubos,contendo o material adsorvente com posterior análise por cromatografia gasosa e espectrometria de massa (CG/EM, de acordocom o Método TO-17 da USEPA. Em relação ao desempenho dos adsorventes, o nanotubo obteve clara vantagem em relação aoCarbotrap, conseguindo reter mais adsorbato por massa de adsorvente. Além disso, não foi verificada interação diferenciada dofenol e tolueno com os dois adsorventes, tanto na etapa de adsorção quanto na de dessorção.

  15. Sistemas híbridos de polianilina y nanoestructuras de carbono para su aplicación en músculos artificiales y supercondensadores

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    García Gallegos, Juan Carlos

    2012-01-01

    La presente tesis es el resultado del estudio de la síntesis de compuestos de polianilina (PAni) con nanoestructuras de carbono para su aplicación en músculos artificiales y electrodos de supercondensadores. Las nanoestructuras que se emplearon en los compuestos de PAni son nanotubos de carbono multicapa (MWCNT), nanotubos de carbono multicapa dopados con nitrógeno (CNx-MWCNT), nanotubos de carbono multicapa funcionalizados con grupos oxigenados (COx-MWCNT) nanotubos de carbono multicapa exfo...

  16. 2006 National Caring Awards. Cal Ripken Jr.

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    2006-11-01

    You can tell a lot about baseball legend Cal Ripken from his office in Baltimore. It's full of mahogany furniture that bespeaks his new role as businessman and philanthropist. Books are piled on the windowsill. Above the sofa are two pictures, one of the All-Century players--he and Ernie Banks are the only shortstops--and another of himself in 1995 after he broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played. Looming above it all is a huge pencil drawing of Mr. Ripken's dad, the person who shaped him as a player and a man. PMID:17153680

  17. DOSAR/CalLab Operations Manual

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    The Life Sciences Division (LSD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a long record of radiation dosimetry research, primarily using the Health Physics Research Reactor (HPRR) and the Dosimetry Applications Research (DOSAR) Program Calibration Laboratory (CalLab), referred to formerly as the Radiation Calibration Laboratory. These facilities have been used by a broad segment of the research community to perform a variety of experiments in areas including, but not limited to, radiobiology, radiation dosimeter and instrumentation development and calibration, and the testing of materials in a variety of radiation environments

  18. Resistência à corrosão de pós metálicos em concretos refratários contendo elevado teor de carbono Corrosion resistance of metal powders in high-carbon containing castables

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    V. G. Domiciano

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Os benefícios proporcionados pela adição de carbono em concretos refratários têm ampliado a utilização destes materiais em aplicações siderúrgicas. Contudo, um dos problemas que ainda limita o emprego de concretos refratários contendo elevado teor de carbono é a corrosão de pós metálicos comumente empregados para conter a oxidação do carbono a altas temperaturas. Estudos preliminares mostraram que a corrosão das partículas metálicas é diretamente afetada pelas condições alcalinas promovidas pela presença de cimento. Diante disso, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da temperatura e a influência de diferentes agentes ligantes sobre a resistência à corrosão de pós metálicos (Al e Si em água e em concretos refratários contendo elevado teor de carbono. Para isso, foi empregada uma técnica capaz de detectar a liberação de gás H2 como produto da reação de corrosão dos metais. Os resultados obtidos revelaram a possibilidade de aplicação dos pós metálicos em concreto refratário através da escolha de um ligante apropriado.The benefits promoted by carbon addition in refractory castables have led to an increase in the use of such materials in the steel making industry. Nevertheless, one of the problems that still hinder the use of high-carbon-containing castables is the corrosion of metal powders commonly used to prevent carbon oxidation at high temperatures. Preliminary studies have pointed out that the metal powders corrosion within the castables is affected by the aggressive alkaline conditions promoted by cement hydration. The present work aimed to evaluate the effect of temperature as well as the influence of different binders on the corrosion resistance of Al and Si powders in water and in high-carbon containing castables. A technique able to detect the H2-gas release was used to identify the metal powders corrosion. The results revealed the possibility of applying Al or Si powders in these

  19. Scheduling of CAL actor networks based on dynamic code analysis

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    Boutellier, Jani; Silven, Olli; Raulet, Mickaël

    2011-01-01

    International audience CAL is a dataflow oriented language for writing high-level specifications of signal processing applications. The language has recently been standardized and selected for the new MPEG Reconfigurable Video Coding standard. Application specifications written in CAL can be transformed into executable implementations through development tools. Unfortunately, the present tools provide no way to schedule the CAL entities efficiently at run-time. This paper proposes an autom...

  20. Alguns aspectos da ecologia dos mosquitos (Diptera, Culicidae) de uma área de planície (granjas Calábria), em Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro: V. Criadouros Some aspects of the ecology of mosquitoes (Diptera, Culicidae) of an area of plains (granjas Calábria), in Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro: V. Breeding places

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    Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira; Rosemarie Heyden; Teresa Fernandes da Silva

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    Apresentamos os resultados de observações sobre os criadouros dos mosquitos, que realizamos numa fazenda - Granjas Calábria, da Baixada de Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro, no período de agosto de 1981 a julho de 1983. A maioria das espécies locais preferiu coleções líquidas no solo, particularmente as de caráter natural, não deixando, entretanto, de procurar aquelas propiciadas pelas atividades humanas. Os criadouros transitórios foram mais freqüentados por Culex saltanensis e pelas espécies da t...

  1. CARBONO LÁBIL COMO UN INDICADOR DE CAMBIOS EN DOS SUELOS BAJO DIFERENTES USOS

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    Milagros Ginebra Aguilar; Mirelys Rodríguez Alfaro; Bernardo Calero Martin; Daniel Ponce de León; Lisbet Font Vila

    2015-01-01

    La materia orgánica en el suelo es un componente clave en la reserva y ciclo del carbono. En condiciones naturales el carbono se incorpora al suelo a través del aporte continuo de material orgánico; sin embargo, existen prácticas de uso de la tierra que generan una disminución del carbono orgánico en el tiempo, a la vez hay prácticas de uso sostenible que favorecen su captura y acumulación. La determinación de fracciones lábiles de carbono orgánico del suelo, constituye una práctica f...

  2. SUELOS DE HUMEDALES COMO SUMIDEROS DE CARBONO Y FUENTES DE METANO

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    Mar\\u00EDa Elizabeth Hern\\u00E1ndez

    2010-01-01

    Aún cuando los humedales ocupan sólo entre 4-6% de la superficie terrestre, ellos desempeñan un papel importante en el ciclo de carbono (C) del planeta. La captación de carbono en humedales se realiza, en su mayoría, a través de las plantas que fijan el dióxido de carbono (CO2) de la atmósfera y lo convierten a carbono orgánico. Se han reportado productividades de 0.4-32 Mg C ha-1 año-1 para diferentes humedales. La saturación de agua en los suelos de humedales favorece la acumulación de c...

  3. Cal Council at Seventy: Past, Present, and Future

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    Cantor, James S.

    2015-01-01

    James Cantor, a professor in the College of Education at California State University, describes his history with the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE or Cal Council) before becoming the President of the CCTE in 2008. He served as an active member for 10 years prior to becoming the Cal Council President. The author shares the…

  4. An Interaction of Screen Colour and Lesson Task in CAL

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    Clariana, Roy B.

    2004-01-01

    Colour is a common feature in computer-aided learning (CAL), though the instructional effects of screen colour are not well understood. This investigation considers the effects of different CAL study tasks with feedback on posttest performance and on posttest memory of the lesson colour scheme. Graduate students (n=68) completed a computer-based…

  5. Finished Genome Sequence of Collimonas arenae Cal35

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    Wu, Je-Jia; de Jager, Victor; Deng, Wen-ling; Leveau, Johan

    2015-01-01

    We announce the finished genome sequence of soil forest isolate Collimonas arenae Cal35, which comprises a 5.6-Mbp chromosome and 41-kb plasmid. The Cal35 genome is the second one published for the bacterial genus Collimonas and represents the first opportunity for high-resolution comparison of geno

  6. El lago Chinchaycocha en el mercado de bonos de carbono

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    Wilfredo Bulege Gutiérrez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El cambio climático como fenómeno global preocupa a todo el mundo y se manifiesta en lo cotidiano a través de diversos desórdenes del clima. El Panel Intergubernamental de Cambio Climático (IPCC, en su cuarto informe de evaluación presentado el 2007, y la Organización Mundial de Meteorología (OMM han establecido que desde el 2001 la temperatura media global en el planeta registra el nivel de aumento más alto de nuestra historia. A este ritmo, y por lo difícil que resulta encontrar una solución aun en el mediano plazo, todo indica que el 2013 no será la excepción. Las causas del cambio climático son atribuidas a factores naturales pero también antropogénicos; existe ya consenso respecto a la influencia de los gases de efecto invernadero (GEI, sobre todo el dióxido de carbono (CO2 en este proceso acelerado de calentamiento del planeta. Esta crisis del clima, como una forma de ser enfrentada, hoy está obligando a los países a promover proyectos que reduzcan las emisiones de GEI y permitan el almacenamiento de carbono. Uno de los mecanismos internacionales establecidos para concretar este objetivo son los bonos de carbono, iniciativa dispuesta por el Protocolo de Kioto, acuerdo jurídicamente vinculante firmado en 1997 y en vigor desde el 2005. Expiró el año pasado, pero la histórica Conferencia de Doha, Catar, decidió en diciembre último prorrogar la vigencia del tratado hasta el 2020. El protocolo, en su primera fase, exige a las grandes potencias reducir durante el período 2008-2012 la emisión de gases en un 5,2% por debajo del nivel de 1990. Lo interesante es que las empresas de tales potencias, para cumplir esta obligación, pueden hacerlo en cualquier lugar o comprar bonos de carbono de países que superen las metas exigidas. La emisión de estos bonos es, después de todo, una iniciativa de descontaminación, que permite que los países industrializados sigan con sus prácticas contaminantes, en tanto

  7. O mercado voluntário de carbono

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    Silva, Carlos Filipe Araújo da

    2012-01-01

    O objecto desta dissertação é caracterizar, em termos económicos, o problema que está subjacente à instituição dos mercados das licenças de carbono e a natureza económica deste tipo de solução para esse problema, dando-se, depois, uma atenção especial ao Mercado Voluntário. Para este tipo de mercado descreve-se o seu funcionamento e apresenta-se um projecto elaborado para uma federação de organizações de produtores florestais que poderia ser submetido a esse tipo de mercado....

  8. Proposta de um modelo de geração de valor para as empresas distribuidoras de gás natural canalizado em uma economia de baixo carbono

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    Fernando Mario Rodrigues Marques

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Os combustíveis fósseis são considerados os principais responsáveis pelo aumento das emissões de gases de efeito estufa. Portanto, os negócios relacionados às fontes de energia de origem fóssil são, em princípio, incompatíveis em uma economia de baixo carbono. Essa visão pressupõe uma homogeneização dos combustíveis fósseis, todavia o gás natural é bem menos poluente, quando comparado com o carvão e o petróleo. Concomitantemente, o Brasil encontra-se em uma posição favorecida com relação à oferta de gás natural face às descobertas do pré-sal. Este estudo posiciona o gás natural como insumo de convergência entre oferta de energia e crescimento econômico sustentável, podendo constituir-se em fonte de energia adequada para a transição brasileira para uma economia de baixo carbono. O presente estudo propõe um modelo corporativo que auxilie aos gestores das empresas de distribuição de gás natural canalizado no Brasil a administrar as empresas de maneira sustentável, e, ao mesmo tempo, gerar valor para o acionista. O modelo caracteriza-se por enfatizar os riscos a serem enfrentados e as oportunidades a serem exploradas pelas empresas em um ambiente de baixo carbono. Está baseado nos pilares de liderança, comunicação, inovação, métricas e mensuração de resultados voltados para a sustentabilidade, apoiando-se em um sistema de governança corporativa comprometida com a administração do negócio em uma economia menos carbono intensiva. A adoção do modelo deve contribuir para o engajamento da gestão das empresas em um contexto econômico de baixo carbono, auxiliando seus gestores no enfrentamento dos riscos e superação dos desafios da sustentabilidade ambiental, ao mesmo tempo atendendo às exigências dos stakeholders em relação aos cuidados com o meio ambiente e gerando valor para os acionistas.

  9. Proposta de um modelo de geração de valor para as empresas distribuidoras de gás natural canalizado em uma economia de baixo carbono

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    Fernando Mario Rodrigues Marques

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Os combustíveis fósseis são considerados os principais responsáveis pelo aumento das emissões de gases de efeito estufa. Portanto, os negócios relacionados às fontes de energia de origem fóssil são, em princípio, incompatíveis em uma economia de baixo carbono. Essa visão pressupõe uma homogeneização dos combustíveis fósseis, todavia o gás natural é bem menos poluente, quando comparado com o carvão e o petróleo. Concomitantemente, o Brasil encontra-se em uma posição favorecida com relação à oferta de gás natural face às descobertas do pré-sal. Este estudo posiciona o gás natural como insumo de convergência entre oferta de energia e crescimento econômico sustentável, podendo constituir-se em fonte de energia adequada para a transição brasileira para uma economia de baixo carbono.  O presente estudo propõe um modelo corporativo que auxilie aos gestores das empresas de distribuição de gás natural canalizado no Brasil a administrar as empresas de maneira sustentável, e, ao mesmo tempo, gerar valor para o acionista. O modelo caracteriza-se por enfatizar os riscos a serem enfrentados e as oportunidades a serem exploradas pelas empresas em um ambiente de baixo carbono. Está baseado nos pilares de liderança, comunicação, inovação, métricas e mensuração de resultados voltados para a sustentabilidade, apoiando-se em um sistema de governança corporativa comprometida com a administração do negócio em uma economia menos carbono intensiva. A adoção do modelo deve contribuir para o engajamento da gestão das empresas em um contexto econômico de baixo carbono, auxiliando seus gestores no enfrentamento dos riscos e superação dos desafios da sustentabilidade ambiental, ao mesmo tempo atendendo às exigências dos stakeholders em relação aos cuidados com o meio ambiente e gerando valor para os acionistas.

  10. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names TF to U

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Fish larvae counts and standardized counts for larvae captured in CalCOFI icthyoplankton nets (primarily vertical [Calvet or Pairovet], oblique [bongo or ring...

  11. CALS - what are the potentials for SME’s ?

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    Bilberg, Arne; Thomsen, Finn Tang; Larsen, Michael Holm;

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    the potentials for improvingbusiness processes by effective information management. The threecompanies involved will demonstrate practical and innovativeapplications of CALS solutions, that will serve as examples for awide variety of SMEs. The paper will focus on the industrial results and the...

  12. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names SB to SC

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Fish larvae counts and standardized counts for larvae captured in CalCOFI icthyoplankton nets (primarily vertical [Calvet or Pairovet], oblique [bongo or ring...

  13. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI)Database

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This database contains icthyoplankton data collected as part of the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) program and other cruises...

  14. CalCOFI Larvae Counts, Scientific Names CI to CO

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Fish larvae counts and standardized counts for larvae captured in CalCOFI icthyoplankton nets (primarily vertical [Calvet or Pairovet], oblique [bongo or ring...

  15. Accelerating universe in $f({\\cal R})$ brane gravity

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    Atazadeh, K.; Farhoudi, M.; Sepangi, H. R.

    2008-01-01

    We study a 5-dimensional $f({\\cal R})$ brane gravity within the framework of scalar-tensor type theories. We show that such a model predicts, for a certain choice of $f({\\cal R})$ and a spatially flat universe, an exponential potential, leading to an accelerated expanding universe driven solely by the curvature of the bulk space. This result is consistent with the observational data in the cosmological scale.

  16. Building the 'JMMC Stellar Diameters Catalog' using SearchCal

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    Lafrasse, Sylvain; Mella, Guillaume; Bonneau, Daniel; Duvert, Gilles; Delfosse, Xavier; Chesneau, Olivier; Chelli, Alain

    2010-01-01

    11 pages, to be published in SPIE'2010 conference on "Optical and Infrared Interferometry II" The JMMC Calibrator Workgroup has long developed methods to ascertain the angular diameter of stars, and provides this expertise in the SearchCal software. SearchCal dynamically finds calibrators near science objects by querying CDS hosted catalogs according to observational parameters. Initially limited to bright objects (K magnitude ≤ 5.5), it has been upgraded with a new method providing calibr...

  17. IntCal13 and Marine13 Radiocarbon Age Calibration Curves 0–50,000 Years cal BP

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    Bard, Edouard; Bayliss, Alex; Beck, J. Warren; Blackwell, Paul G.; Bronk Ramsey, Christopher; Caitlin E. Buck; Cheng, Hai; Edwards, R. Lawrence; Friedrich, Michael; Grootes, Pieter M; Guilderson, Thomas P; Haflidason, Haflidi; Hajdas, Irka; Hatté, Christine; Heaton, Timothy J.

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    The IntCal09 and Marine09 radiocarbon calibration curves have been revised utilizing newly available and updated data sets from C-14 measurements on tree rings, plant macrofossils, speleothems, corals, and foraminifera. The calibration curves were derived from the data using the random walk model (RWM) used to generate IntCal09 and Marine09, which has been revised to account for additional uncertainties and error structures. The new curves were ratified at the 21st International Radiocarbon c...

  18. Crecimiento de nanotubos de carbono sobre materiales de uso convencional en ingeniería

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    García Ruiz, Máximo

    2012-01-01

    Los nanotubos de carbono son una forma alotrópica del carbono, como el diamante o el grafito, que, debido a sus propiedades físicas, mecánicas y eléctricas están generando un gran interés de investigación en los últimos años. Típicamente, éstos son formados a partir de precursores tales como el monóxido de carbono, metano, acetileno, tolueno, alcohol, etc. En este proyecto se utilizó tolueno para la síntesis, empleando ferroceno como catalizador. El método utilizado para llevarlo a cabo, fue ...

  19. La huella de carbono de la Universidad de Córdoba. 2013

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    Toro Jordano, Ana de; Gomera Martínez, Antonio; Aguilar Moreno, José Emilio; Guijarro Jiménez, Clara; Antúnez López, Miguel; Vaquero Abellán, Manuel

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    La huella de carbono es un término usado para describir la cantidad de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) que son liberados a la atmósfera directa o indirectamente como consecuencia de una actividad determinada, bien sea la fabricación de un producto, la prestación de un servicio, o el funcionamiento de una organización. Con el concepto huella de carbono de una organización se pretende describir el impacto total que una organización tiene sobre el clima en relación a las e...

  20. Estudos das potencialidades catalíticas de materiais de carbono

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    Fernandes, Sara Amorim

    2009-01-01

    No presente trabalho estudaram-se as potencialidades catalíticas de materiais de carbono em reacções de interesse industrial. Os materiais de carbono usados foram, um carvão comercial o GL-50 da Norit e um carvão mesoporoso preparado a partir de moldes de sílica mesoporosa SBA-15, usando sacarose como precursor, CMK-3. Foram efectuados tratamentos oxidativos ao carvão comercial com o objectivo de modificar a química superficial dos materiais. A deposição de platina, em ambos os materiais, de ...

  1. The Column Density Variance-{\\cal M}_s Relationship

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    Burkhart, Blakesley; Lazarian, A.

    2012-08-01

    Although there is a wealth of column density tracers for both the molecular and diffuse interstellar medium, there are few observational studies investigating the relationship between the density variance (σ2) and the sonic Mach number ({\\cal M}_s). This is in part due to the fact that the σ2-{\\cal M}_s relationship is derived, via MHD simulations, for the three-dimensional (3D) density variance only, which is not a direct observable. We investigate the utility of a 2D column density \\sigma _{\\Sigma /\\Sigma _0}^2-{\\cal M}_s relationship using solenoidally driven isothermal MHD simulations and find that the best fit follows closely the form of the 3D density \\sigma _{\\rho /\\rho _0}^2-{\\cal M}_s trend but includes a scaling parameter A such that \\sigma _{\\ln (\\Sigma /\\Sigma _0)}^2=A\\times \\ln (1+b^2{\\cal M}_s^2), where A = 0.11 and b = 1/3. This relation is consistent with the observational data reported for the Taurus and IC 5146 molecular clouds with b = 0.5 and A = 0.16, and b = 0.5 and A = 0.12, respectively. These results open up the possibility of using the 2D column density values of σ2 for investigations of the relation between the sonic Mach number and the probability distribution function (PDF) variance in addition to existing PDF sonic Mach number relations.

  2. Adaptações de plantas submersas à absorção do carbono inorgânico Adaptations of submerged plants to inorganic carbon uptake

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    Sandra Andréa Pierini

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho são discutidos alguns aspectos teóricos dos mecanismos e adaptações empregados pela vegetação submersa para maximizar o aproveitamento do carbono inorgânico na água. O tipo de estratégia utilizada pelas macrófitas aquáticas submersas deve-se a diferenças genéticas entre as espécies e também às condições ambientais predominantes. Vários mecanismos fisiológicos e morfológicos, como a utilização do metabolismo C4, do ácido das crassuláceas (CAM, a utilização do bicarbonato (HCO3-, a utilização do CO2 da água intersticial do sedimento e o desenvolvimento de folhas aéreas foram considerados as principais adaptações para evitar a limitação do carbono no ambiente aquático. De relevância ecológica, a utilização destas diferentes estratégias pode compensar baixas ofertas de CO2 às taxas fotossintéticas de várias espécies submersas e suprimir a fotorrespiração por garantir altas concentrações intracelulares de CO2. Assim, estes mecanismos são responsáveis, em parte, pelo sucesso das macrófitas aquáticas submersas em ambientes oligotróficos, com baixas concentrações de CO2.In this paper, the main theoretical aspects of the mechanisms and adaptations used by submerged vegetation to maximize the utilization of inorganic carbon are discussed. The type of strategy used by submerged plants is related to both genetic differences among species and environmental conditions. The use of C4 metabolism and crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM, uptake of bicarbonate (HCO3-, uptake of CO2 from interstitial (sediment water and the development of aerial leaves are considered the main physiological and morphological adaptations to avoid CO2 limitation. These mechanisms are ecologically important given that their utilization overcome the low CO2 availability to several submerged species. In addition, they suppress the photorespiration by increasing the intracellular CO2 concentrations. Thus, these

  3. Arreflexia pós-calórica bilateral: aplicabilidade clínica da reabilitação vestibular

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    Bittar Roseli Saraiva Moreira; Bottino Marco Aurélio; Pedalini Maria Elisabete Bovino; Ramalho Jeanne da Rosa Oiticica; Carneiro Camila de Giacomo

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    A perda bilateral da função vestibular é rara em pacientes com vertigem e desequilíbrio, porém os sintomas muitas vezes são incapacitantes e seu tratamento é tema controverso na literatura. OBJETIVO: Nosso objetivo foi avaliar e descrever a resposta clínica de pacientes com distúrbio do equilíbrio corporal secundário à arreflexia vestibular pós-calórica bilateral, documentada pela eletronistagmografia, submetidos à Reabilitação Vestibular. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Retrospectivo, inclui um desenho de ...

  4. Contribuição para o estudo da influência do dióxido de carbono no processo de biodegradação (reactor fed-batch proporcional)

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    Epifâneo, Lisete Calado

    2007-01-01

    O reactor “Fed-batch” Proporcional utiliza o aumento de pressão que se verifica no interior do reactor, provocado pela acumulação do dióxido de carbono produzido no decurso da degradação aeróbia de um composto orgânico, para adicionar substrato ao reactor, sendo a alimentação proporcional à velocidade ou taxa de degradação de substrato. Nestas circunstâncias, e pretendendo-se avaliar da fiabilidade daquele tipo de reactor, era necessário verificar se a reacção biológica era per...

  5. Heterogeneidade entre Leitores Julgados Competentes pelas Professoras

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    Pinheiro Ângela Maria Vieira

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O desempenho de leitura de um grupo de crianças de quarta série, julgadas pela professora como leitoras com desenvolvimento normal, foi investigado. Uma medida de desempenho deficiente/competente - baixos níveis de erros e tempos de reação rápidos para as respostas corretas para a leitura em voz alta de palavras reais (variando em familiaridade, regularidade e comprimento e não-palaras (com a mesma estrutura ortográfica das palavras reais e variando em comprimento - foi obtida com o objetivo de estabelecer uma definição de desempenho eficiente de leitura que, por sua vez, serviu de base para a identificação de deficiências, em crianças do mesmo grupo, cujos resultados situaram-se fora da amplitude estabelecida como normal. Dentre esses participantes houve um exemplo de dislexia fonológica e vários casos apresentando danos que afetaram ambos os processos, lexical e fonológico, com uma tendência para o padrão fonológico. A discrepância entre a avaliação da professora e a avaliação cognitiva de leitura conduzida é discutida.

  6. Obtenção e caracterização de carbono ativado a partir de resíduos provenientes de bandas de rodagem Preparation and characterization of activated carbons from thread of tire waste

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    Irene T. S. Garcia

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi investigada a preparação de carbonos ativados através da pirólise de composições elastoméricas provenientes de resíduos de bandas de rodagem de pneus de automóveis. O material foi processado nas temperaturas de 500, 620 e 700 °C, em atmosfera de N2, utilizando-se o hidróxido de potássio como agente ativador. Os produtos resultantes foram caracterizados pela fisisorção de N2 a 77 K, através de isotermas de Brunauer, Emmet e Teller e por microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Esses carbonos ativados apresentam estruturas típicas de sólidos mesoporosos e a temperatura de pirólise tem grande influência na área específica e distribuição de volume de poros. O carbono ativado obtido a 700 °C apresentou maior área específica e estrutura porosa compacta. Esse material apresenta melhor desempenho frente à adsorção de azul de metileno, removendo até 1,0 x 10-1 g de corante por grama de carbono utilizado, em tempos inferiores a 300 s.In this work, the preparation of activated carbons through the pyrolysis of elastomers, arising from car threads of tire waste, was investigated. The material was processed at 500, 620 and 700 °C, under N2 atmosphere, by using potassium hydroxide as activating agent. The resulting products were characterized by physisorption of N2 at 77 K, through Brunauer, Emmet and Teller isotherms, and scanning electron microscopy. The carbons obtained display a characteristic structure of mesoporous materials and the pyrolysis temperature has strong influence on the specific area and porous volume distribution. The activated carbon obtained at 700 °C has high specific area and compact structure. It exhibited high performance for adsorption of methylene blue solution, removing 1.1 x 10-1 g of the dye per gram of carbon in less than 300 s.

  7. Reforma integral interior. Cal Nano - Esplugues de Llobregat

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    Escoté Solanellas, Laia

    2013-01-01

    El Projecte Final de Grau consisteix en la reforma integral interior de Cal Nano, situat a Esplugues de Llobregat. Cal Nano és el nom que se li dóna al conjunt format per dos edificis de vivendes de planta baixa i planta pis, amb un pati posterior comú. L’objectiu del treball és, ubicar-hi un únic edifici amb zona comú posterior per a quatre vivendes, dues a la planta baixa i dues a la planta pis. El document consta de tres apartats fonamentals : En el primer es parla de la ...

  8. Nuevos recubrimientos basados en disposiciones ordenadas de nanoparticulas metálicas y nanofibras de carbono

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    A. Berenguer-Murcia

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Debido al alto grado de control que permite llevar a cabo, el depósito químico en fase vapor (CVD catalizado es uno de los métodos más atractivos para el crecimiento de nanotubos y nanofibras de carbono sobre distintas superficies.

  9. Sensores baseados em nanotubos de carbono funcionalizados por ligação não-covalente

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    Lage, Carla S. A.; Geraldo, M. Dulce

    2014-01-01

    A pesquisa na área dos nanomateriais de carbono, como os nanotubos de carbono (CNTs), tem crescido muito rapidamente devido às suas propriedades térmicas, eletrónicas e mecânicas. Muitos esforços têm sido realizados para aumentar a solubilidade destes materiais em diversos solventes e obter dispersões estáveis. Uma das estratégias para dispersar os CNTs consiste na funcionalização química, que apresenta como desvantagem a destruição da estrutura sp2 do carbono destes materiais. Ne...

  10. O mercado de carbono no contexto da União Europeia : um caso português

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    Cavaleiro, João António Quintela

    2011-01-01

    O presente estudo apresenta os seguintes objectivos de investigação: i) identificar os conceitos de economia ambiental por detrás do mercado de carbono e explicitar esta opção como uma das estratégias possíveis de controlo ambiental; ii) compreender como está a ser estabelecido e regulado o mercado de carbono no seio da União Europeia, em especial em Portugal; iii) identificar as percepções de um dos principais operadores do mercado de carbono em Portugal, a EDP. As metodologias utilizadas na...

  11. Almacenamiento de carbono en pastos naturales de la subcuenca del Canipaco, Huancayo

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    Christian Quispe Navarro

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la correlación de pesos de biomasa aérea y radicular de las especies Calamagrostis vicunarum, Festuca dolichophylla y Muhlenbergia ligularis y sus capacidades de almacenamiento de carbono. La recolección de datos se realizó en tres zonas representativas tomando en cuenta factores como la fisonomía vegetativa, fisiografía, topografía y exposición hacia los puntos cardinales, denominándolas zonas I, II y III, equivalentes a tres poblaciones diferentes, las que fueron evaluadas aplicando el método de muestreo simple con distribución sistemática. Las unidades muestrales fueron parcelas cuadradas de 4m². La extracción de muestras vegetativas fueron tomadas al azar desde las parcelas, luego lavadas y oreadas a temperatura ambiente bajo techo antes de su traslado a laboratorios para el secado final, pesajes de biomasa y análisis del contenido de carbono. El procesamiento de datos del inventario para la estimación de la Biomasa y correlaciones fue por especie y zonas, luego a partir de los resultados de biomasa y mediante el factor de conversión se calcularon el contenido de carbono almacenado. Entre los resultados podemos mencionar que los promedios de carbono almacenados son: Calamagrostis vicunarum: 0,754 tC/ha; Festuca dolicophylla: 1,638 tC/ha y Muhlenbergia ligularis: 0,743 tC/ha. En conclusión, por la significancia de la correlación, el peso de la biomasa aérea puede permitir la estimación del peso de la biomasa radicular. El promedio de carbono almacenado por las tres especies juntas alcanza a 3,14 tC/ha.

  12. INTCAL09 AND MARINE09 RADIOCARBON AGE CALIBRATION CURVES, 0-50,000 YEARS CAL BP

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    Reimer, P.J.; Baillie, M. G. L.; Bard, E.; Bayliss, A; Beck, J.W.; Blackwell, P. G.; Ramsey, C. Bronk; Buck, C. E.; Burr, G. S.; Edwards, R. L.; Friedrich, M.; P. M. Grootes; T. P. Guilderson; Hajdas, I.; Heaton, T.J.

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    The IntCal04 and Marine04 radiocarbon calibration curves have been updated from 12 cal kBP (cal kBP is here defined as thousands of calibrated years before AD 1950), and extended to 50 cal kBP, utilizing newly available data sets that meet the IntCal Working Group criteria for pristine corals and other carbonates and for quantification of uncertainty in both the 14C and calendar timescales as established in 2002. No change was made to the curves from 0-12 cal kBP. The curves were constructed ...

  13. Influencia del cambio de uso sobre la erosión del suelo, carbono transportado por erosión y stocks de carbono en ambientes semiáridos mediterráneos

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    López Carratalá, Jorge

    2014-01-01

    A continuación se describen los temas principales que serán abordados en la tesis doctoral futura: - Relevancia del proceso de erosión hídrica en zonas semiáridas mediterráneas. - Influencia de la erosión en la dinámica del carbono. - Relaciones estructura-Erosión hídrica-Carbono. - Pools de carbono asociados con la erosión hídrica - Contribución de la erosión hídrica a la pérdida de carbono. - Cambio en las propiedades básicas del suelo debido al cambio de uso. - Cambios...

  14. Estoques de carbono e nitrogênio nas frações da matéria orgânica em argissolo sob eucalipto e pastagem

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    Rodinei Facco Pegoraro

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O cultivo de florestas plantadas de eucalipto em áreas de pastagem tem propiciado alterações no estoque de C e N no solo, em especial pelas diferentes características de cada planta e manejo dos resíduos vegetais; o eucalipto pode localizar maior estoque de C e N originário de resíduos da parte aérea na camada superficial do solo, e aumentar a relação C/N dos resíduos vegetais em decomposição. Tais diferenças podem causar redução no estoque de C e N nas frações químicas, físicas e biológicas do solo, tanto nas frações mais lábeis, quanto nas mais recalcitrantes. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar os estoques de C orgânico total (COT e N total (NT, estoque de C e N nas substâncias húmicas (ácidos fúlvicos, húmicos e húminas, fração leve (C-MOL e N-MOL e biomassa microbiana (C-BM e N-BM em amostras de solos coletadas nas camadas de 0-0,10, 0,10-0,20, 0,20-0,40, 0,40-0,60 e 0,60-1,00 m de profundidade, na linha (EL e entrelinha (EEL do solo sob cultivo de eucalipto na quarta rotação com seis anos de idade, e em área de pastagem cultivada com brachiaria (P. O estoque de carbono orgânico total e de carbono na fração leve do solo nas primeiras camadas do solo (até 0,60 m foi superior na entrelinha do eucalipto em comparação àquele cultivado com pastagem e na linha de cultivo do eucalipto, possivelmente favorecido pela incorporação de resíduos da colheita do ciclo anterior de eucalipto na atual entrelinha. Por meio da determinação da abundância natural de 13C na camada de 0-0,20m de solo verificou-se que 29 e 37% do carbono presente na matéria orgânica do solo (MOS após 28 anos de cultivo derivaram do eucalipto (planta C3, respectivamente, na linha e entrelinha, o que correspondeu à taxa de ciclagem média da MOS nesse solo de 1,04% (linha e 1,32% (entrelinha ao ano. No solo da entrelinha, observou-se que o C-C3 proveniente do eucalipto incrementou o estoque de C orgânico do solo, mesmo com a

  15. Método de producción de nanotubos de carbono en ausencia de catalizadores metálicos

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    Calzada Canalejo, María Dolores; Jiménez, Margarita

    2011-01-01

    Hemos patentado una nueva técnica para la síntesis de nanotubos de carbono a partir de la descomposición, de sustancias con contenido en carbono, por un plasma a presión atmosférica, sin la utilización de catalizadores metálicos ni procesos químicos complementarios. . El método de producción consiste en introducir en estado gaseoso la fuente de carbono en una plasma a presión atmosférica. Las partículas del plasma rompen los enlaces de las moléculas de dicha fuente de carbono dando lugar a la...

  16. Local Political Conflict and Pela Gandong Amidst the Religious Conflicts

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    Tonny SB Hoedodo

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    Full Text Available Pela Gandong which is believed by Ambonese for its propitiational value is in fact failed to prevent horizontal conflict that victimized a big number of life and financial damages. However, Wayame villagem is found to survive from those conflicts, and the community of this village, comprising of Islam and Christian religious group, succeeds to maintain harmonious relation. The research aims at, first, describing the perception of Wayamae village community to Pela Gandong in the post-conflict period; second, analyzing the cultural competence of pela Gandong in conflict resolution in the era of technology. This research employed qualitative method, involving in-field data gathering based on official report, digging out information from the resource persons who were directly witnessing the conflict when it occured and other references obtained through Forum Group Discussion (FGD. An analysis was performed to seek answer concerning on how the community of Wayame village viewed Pela Gandong in post-conflict period, how it is – as a local wisdom – maintained in the middle of changing and how Pela Gandong was revitalized. Research showed that Pela Gandong was maintained by involving all elements such as customary community and the government. Pela Gandong grew as the icon of Ambonese society in settling conflicts by raising awareness that they are Eastern people, collectivistic in nature, and place kinship into priority.

  17. Scattering in $\\cal PT$ and $\\cal RT$ Symmetric Multimode Waveguides: Generalized Conservation Laws and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking beyond One Dimension

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    Ge, Li; Christodoulides, Demetrios N; Feng, Liang

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    We extend the generalize conservation law of light propagating in a one-dimensional $\\cal PT$-symmetric system, i.e., $|T-1|=\\sqrt{R_LR_R}$ for the transmittance $T$ and the reflectance $R_{L,R}$ from the left and right, to a multimode waveguide with either $\\cal PT$ or $\\cal RT$ symmetry, in which higher dimensional investigations are necessary. These conservation laws exist not only in a matrix form for the transmission and reflection matrices; they also exist in a scalar form for real-valued quantities by defining generalized transmittance and reflectance. We then discuss, for the first time, how a multimode $\\cal PT$-symmetric waveguide can be used to observe spontaneous symmetry breaking of the scattering matrix, which typically requires tuning the non-hermiticity of the system (i.e. the strength of gain and loss). Here the advantage of using a multimode waveguide is the elimination of tuning any system parameters: the transverse mode order $m$ plays the role of the symmetry breaking parameter, and one o...

  18. Effectiveness of a computer assisted learning (CAL) package to raise awareness of autism

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    diMambro Benedict; Chuthapisith Jariya; Doody Gillian

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Background Promoting awareness of autism in populations who work with children may result in an earlier diagnosis of the condition. In this study, a computer assisted learning (CAL) package, containing educationally appropriate knowledge about autism was developed; and the effectiveness of this CAL package was evaluated. Methods The CAL package was developed using computer software, "Xerte" and "Flash Macromedia". The effectiveness of the CAL package was evaluated in 32 childcare stu...

  19. Logarithmic Corrections to the Black Hole Entropy Product of ${\\cal H}^{\\pm}$ via Cardy Formula

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    We compute the logarithmic corrections to the black hole (BH) entropy product of ${\\cal H}^{\\pm}$ \\footnote{ ${\\cal H}^{+}$ and ${\\cal H}^{-}$ denote outer (event) horizon and inner (Cauchy) horizons} by using \\emph{Cardy prescription}. We particularly apply this formula for BTZ BH. We show that logarithmic corrections to the entropy product of ${\\cal H}^{\\pm}$ when computed \\emph{via Cardy formula} it does not mass-independent (universal) nor does it quantized.

  20. Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) program computer software design description

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    The Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) Program System Design Description contains a discussion of the design details for the WinCal product. Information in this document will assist a developer in maintaining the WinCal system. The content of this document follows the guidance in WHC-CM-3-10, Software Engineering Standards, Standard for Software User Documentation

  1. The cosmology of induced $f({\\cal R})$ gravity

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    Apostolopoulos, Pantelis S; Tetradis, Nikolaos

    2010-01-01

    We expand the study of generalized brane cosmologies by allowing for an $f(\\tilde{\\cal R})$ gravity term on the brane, with $\\tilde{\\cal R}$ the curvature scalar derived from the induced metric. We also include arbitrary matter components on the brane and in the five-dimensional bulk. At low energies, the effect of the bulk on the brane evolution can be described through a mirage component, termed generalized dark radiation, in the effective four-dimensional field equations. Using the covariant formalism, we derive the exact form of these equations. We also derive an effective conservation equation involving the brane matter and the generalized dark radiation. At low energies the coupled brane-bulk system has a purely four-dimensional description. The applications of the formalism include generalizations of the Starobinsky model and the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati cosmology.

  2. Computation of Contour Integrals on ${\\cal M}_{0,n}$

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    Cachazo, Freddy

    2015-01-01

    Contour integrals of rational functions over ${\\cal M}_{0,n}$, the moduli space of $n$-punctured spheres, have recently appeared at the core of the tree-level S-matrix of massless particles in arbitrary dimensions. The contour is determined by the critical points of a certain Morse function on ${\\cal M}_{0,n}$. The integrand is a general rational function of the puncture locations with poles of arbitrary order as two punctures coincide. In this note we provide an algorithm for the analytic computation of any such integral. The algorithm uses three ingredients: an operation we call general KLT, Petersen's theorem applied to the existence of a 2-factor in any 4-regular graph and Hamiltonian decompositions of certain 4-regular graphs. The procedure is iterative and reduces the computation of a general integral to that of simple building blocks. These are integrals which compute double-color-ordered partial amplitudes in a bi-adjoint cubic scalar theory.

  3. Representation Theorems for Quadratic ${\\cal F}$-Consistent Nonlinear Expectations

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    Hu, Ying; Ma, Jin; Peng, Shige; Yao, Song

    2007-01-01

    International audience In this paper we extend the notion of ``filtration-consistent nonlinear expectation" (or ``${\\cal F}$-consistent nonlinear expectation") to the case when it is allowed to be dominated by a $g$-expectation that may have a quadratic growth. We show that for such a nonlinear expectation many fundamental properties of a martingale can still make sense, including the Doob-Meyer type decomposition theorem and the optional sampling theorem. More importantly, we show that an...

  4. On the correspondence between CAL and lagged cohort life expectancy

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    Michel Guillot; Hyun Sik Kim

    2011-01-01

    It has been established that under certain mortality assumptions, the current value of the Cross-sectional Average length of Life (CAL) is equal to the life expectancy for the cohort currently reaching its life expectancy. This correspondence is important, because the life expectancy for the cohort currently reaching its life expectancy, or lagged cohort life expectancy (LCLE), has been discussed in the tempo literature as a summary mortality measure of substantive interest. In this paper, we...

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  6. Challenging the Cost Effectiveness of Medi-Cal Managed Care

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    Riner, R. Myles

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Some researchers and consulting groups have promoted managed care as a way to provide cost-effective quality care to Medicaid patients, based on assertions that are often poorly substantiated. Unfortunately, politicians and policy makers in California and other states have adopted the presumption of the cost-effectiveness of Medicaid Managed Care as a rationale for expanding the use of managed care programs to include a larger share of more Medicaid eligible enrollees, and expand coverage and services to the currently uninsured. This paper challenges the assertion that Medi-Cal Managed Care is cost effective, by demonstrating that the unique and idiosyncratic manner in which Medi-Cal managed care has been implemented in California (and other states creates perverse incentives leading to cost-shifting and selective enrollment and dis-enrollment of costly beneficiaries. This places an unfair burden on fee-for-service Medi-Cal providers, who are expected to provide more services for less reimbursement. Administrators of Medicaid Managed Care programs need to consider risk adjusted rates for beneficiaries enrolled in plans in order to align incentives with program objectives. [WestJEM. 2009;10:124-129.

  7. How high can Baumgartner's {\\cal I}-ultrafilters lie in the P-hierarchy?

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    Machura, Michał

    2011-01-01

    Under CH we prove that for any tall ideal $\\cal I$ on $\\omega$ and for any ordinal $\\gamma \\leq \\omega_1$ there is an ${\\cal I}$-ultrafilter (in the sense of Baumgartner), which belongs to the class ${\\cal P}_{\\gamma}$ of P-hierarchy of ultrafilters. Since the class of ${\\cal P}_2$ ultrafilters coincides with a class of P-points, out result generalize theorem of Fla\\v{s}kov\\'a, which states that there are ${\\cal I}$-ultrafilters which are not P-points.

  8. Marine04 marine radiocarbon age calibration, 0-26 cal kyr BP

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    Hughen, Konrad A.; Baillie, Mike G.L.; Bard, Edouard; Beck, J. Warren; Bertrand, Chanda J.H.; Blackwell, Paul G.; Caitlin E. Buck; Burr, George S; Cutler, Kirsten B.; Damon, Paul E.; Edwards, Richard L.; Fairbanks, Richard G.; Friedrich, Michael; Guilderson, Thomas P; Kromer, Bernd

    2004-01-01

    New radiocarbon calibration curves, IntCal04 and Marine04, have been constructed and internationally ratified to replace the terrestrial and marine components of IntCal98. The new calibration data sets extend an additional 2000 yr, from 0–26 cal kyr BP (Before Present, 0 cal BP = AD 1950), and provide much higher resolution, greater precision, and more detailed structure than IntCal98. For the Marine04 curve, dendrochronologically-dated tree-ring samples, converted with a box diffusion model ...

  9. The higher derivative regularization and quantum corrections in ${\\cal N}=2$ supersymmetric theories

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    Buchbinder, I L

    2014-01-01

    We construct a new version of the higher covariant derivative regularization for a general ${\\cal N}=2$ supersymmetric gauge theory formulated in terms of ${\\cal N}=1$ superfields. This regularization preserves both supersymmetries of the classical action, namely, the invariance under the manifest ${\\cal N}=1$ supersymmetry and under the second hidden on-shell supersymmetry. The regularizing ${\\cal N}=2$ supersymmetric higher derivative term is found in the explicit form in terms of ${\\cal N}=1$ superfields. Thus, ${\\cal N}=2$ supersymmetry is broken only by the gauge fixing procedure. Then we analyze the exact NSVZ $\\beta$-function and prove that in the considered model its higher loop structure is determined by the anomalous dimension of the chiral superfield $\\Phi$ in the adjoint representation which is the ${\\cal N}=2$ superpartner of the gauge superfield $V$. Using the background field method we find that this anomalous dimension is related with the anomalous dimension of the hypermultiplet and vanishes ...

  10. Almacenamiento de carbono en especies predominantes de flora en el lago Chinchaycocha

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    Ronald Medrano Yanqui

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Evaluar la cantidad de carbono que almacenan las especies predominantes de flora del lago Chinchaycocha. Métodos: La investigación fue de tipo básica, de corte transversal y con un nivel exploratorio-comparativo. El estudio se hizo en tres ecosistemas dentro del humedal: bofedal, pajonal y totoral, las áreas fueron identificadas con ayuda de imágenes satelitales Landsat. El procedimiento estuvo basado en la recolección de muestras divididas en: biomasa aérea, biomasa radicular y muestras de suelo, hallándose el contenido de carbono de cada una. Resultados: En el totoral se obtuvo que Schoenoplectus californicus Var. Tatora almacena 30,65 tC/ha y Juncos arcticus Var. Andicola 8,70 tC/ha. En el pajonal Deyeuxia recta Kunth almacena 7,02 tC/ha en su biomasa aérea y 8,41 tC/ha en su biomasa radicular. En el bofedal: Plantago tubulosa almacena 0,81 t C/ha en su biomasa aérea y 1,88 t C/ha en su biomasa radicular, Eleocharis albibracteata almacena 0,22 t C/ha en su biomasa aérea y 2,95 tC/ha en su biomasa radicular, y Limosella australis almacena 0,22 tC/ha en su biomasa aérea y 0,38 tC/ha en su biomasa radicular. En el almacenamiento de carbono en suelos se determinó 774,76 tC/ ha en pajonales y 684,58 tC/ha en bofedales. Conclusiones: Se concluye que en el lago Chinchaycocha el ecosistema que brinda mayor almacenamiento de carbono es el totoral, seguido por el pajonal y en menor proporción el bofedal. Asimismo los suelos son considerados los mayores sumideros de carbono.

  11. CARBONO LÁBIL COMO UN INDICADOR DE CAMBIOS EN DOS SUELOS BAJO DIFERENTES USOS

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    Milagros Ginebra Aguilar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La materia orgánica en el suelo es un componente clave en la reserva y ciclo del carbono. En condiciones naturales el carbono se incorpora al suelo a través del aporte continuo de material orgánico; sin embargo, existen prácticas de uso de la tierra que generan una disminución del carbono orgánico en el tiempo, a la vez hay prácticas de uso sostenible que favorecen su captura y acumulación. La determinación de fracciones lábiles de carbono orgánico del suelo, constituye una práctica frecuente para evaluar cambios en la calidad de la materia orgánica bajo distintos manejos. Se comparó el contenido de carbono lábil (COS L en la capa 0-20 cm de un suelo Ferralítico Rojo Típico con el de un Ferrítico Rojo Oscuro Típico, sometidos a tres usos del suelo (sin explotación, cultivo diversificado y cultivo intensivo. La extracción del COS L se realizó por oxidación con permanganato de potasio a 0,02 mg L -1 y las determinaciones se hicieron colorimétricamente. Se encontró que independientemente del uso, el contenido de COS L fue superior en el suelo Ferralítico que en el Ferrítico y que para ambos suelos los contenidos disminuyeron en las áreas bajo cultivo intensivo con relación a las áreas sin explotación; además, en el sistema diversificado, donde se aplican principios de Manejo Sostenible de Tierras, este indicador tiende a recuperarse. Estos resultados sugieren la inclusión de la determinación del COS L , como indicador de alerta del efecto de los usos del suelo sobre su calidad

  12. Biodegradable PELA block copolymers: in vitro degradation and tissue reaction.

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    Younes, H; Nataf, P R; Cohn, D; Appelbaum, Y J; Pizov, G; Uretzky, G

    1988-01-01

    Degradation of, and tissue reaction elicited by a series of polyethylene oxide (PEO)/polylactic acid (PLA) PELA block copolymers were studied in vitro and in vivo. In particular, the effect of pH, temperature and enzymatic activity was addressed. The mass loss was faster, the more basic the media, while, expectedly, PELA copolymers degraded faster with the higher temperature. The addition of an enzyme (carboxylic ester hydrolase) had no effect. The degradation process strongly affected the mechanical properties of the materials under investigation, the elongation at break dropping drastically after two days of degradation. After seven days, only gross observation of the extensively degraded samples was possible. The in vivo studies compared the tissue reaction elicited by various PELA copolymers to that evoked by PLA. Evaluation of tissue reaction observed with a PELA sample after sterilization with gamma radiation showed acute inflammation with considerable dispersion of the material, 12 days after implantation. The granulomatous reaction observed with PELA copolymers after ethylene oxide sterilization was identical to the reaction observed with PLA. PMID:3064826

  13. Biopolímeros, Carbono e Enxofre Totais Associados à Atividade Bacteriana dos Sedimentos Superficiais do Delta do Paraíba do Sul, RJ-Brasil

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    Lazaro Luiz Mattos Laut

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A bacia de drenagem do Rio Paraíba do Sul localiza-se ao longo do eixo Rio de Janeiro-São Paulo, de grande densidade demográfica e intensa industrialização. Este trabalho objetivou analisar quali-quantitativamente a matéria orgânica (biopolímeros, carbono orgânico total e enxofre e o estado metabólico bacteriano nos sedimentos superficiais estuarino-deltaicos do Rio Paraíba do Sul, relacionando-os a distribuição granulométrica. Em média, 65,5% dos sedimentos foi classificado como arenoso e empobrecidos em carbono e enxofre, cujas concentrações médias foram 0,71% e 0,04%, respectivamente. A razão elementar C:S indica que o ambiente é predominantemente oxidante, coerente com a forte influência fluvial no estuário desse rio de médio porte. Os biopolímeros carboidratos (média de 2075,93 μg C/g, proteínas (média de 25,70 μg C/g e lipídeos (média de 363,10 μg C/g também apresentaram concentrações inferiores a outros ambientes. Em função dessas baixas concentrações, pôde-se classificar o ambiente como sendo meso-oligotrófico. A razão CARBOIDRATO:COT identificou o impacto de atividades antrópicas, mais especificamente o aporte de efluentes domésticos ao longo de todo o seu curso e da indústria açucareira fortemente presente no seu baixo curso. A comunidade bacteriana, responsável pela hidrólise da matéria orgânica, é predominantemente anaeróbia e anaeróbia facultativa, implicando em perda de nitrogênio para a atmosfera (desnitrificação e produção de sulfetos (sulfato-redução e os baixos valores da razão PROTEINA:CARBOIDRATO refletem essa perda de nitrogênio (presente nos compostos protéicos considerando a ocorrência de bactérias desnitrificantes. Os valores encontrados de carbono bacteriano são elevados (3,29 μg C/g que também, provavelmente, são devidos aos impactos descritos.

  14. Tratamento homeopático da hepatotoxicose aguda induzida por tetracloreto de carbono em coelhos Homeopatic treatment of acute carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity in rabbits

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    Maria Cecília Ribeiro Moncorvo

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available Quinze (15 coelhos (Oryctolagus cuniculus foram submetidos à intoxicação pelo tetracloreto de carbono na dosagem de 0,5 ml/kg de peso corporal, dose única, administrado por sonda gástrica. Foram realizadas as dosagens de alanina amino transferase (ALT, aspartato amino transferase (AST, fosfatase alcalina (FA e gama glutamil transferase (GGT antes e durante o experimento. Vinte e quatro (24 horas após a intoxicação, os coelhos foram divididos aleatoriamente em três grupos de 5 animais. Cada grupo recebeu um tratamento diferente durante 13 dias. O grupo I foi tratado com tetracloreto de carbono diluído na 30ª centesimal hahnemanniana (30 CH, uma vez ao dia. O grupo II recebeu Phosphorus 30 CH, também uma vez ao dia. O grupo III desempenhou o papel de controle, recebendo diariamente uma dose de placebo, pelo mesmo período de tempo que os grupos anteriores. Os resultados das concentrações séricas de ALT, AST, GGT e FA foram submetidos à análise estatística. A variação da concentração de todas as enzimas foi significativa entre os dias, mas nem todas variaram significativamente entre os grupos considerados. O tetracloreto de carbono 30 CH foi capaz de acelerar a recuperação do quadro de hepatite tóxica aguda determinada pela redução dos níveis de ALT. O tratamento com Phosphorus 30 CH mostrou-se incapaz seja de reverter o quadro de hepatite tóxica, seja de acelerar a regeneração hepática.Fithteen (15 New Zeland and Californian rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus were submitted to intoxication with carbon tethracloride in a dose 0/0.5 ml/kg, once a day, administred by orogastric sonde. Enzimatic parameters: alanine aminotransferase (ALT, aspartate aminotransferase (AST, alkaline phosphatase and gamma-glutamyltransferase of those rabbits were tested before and during the experiment. After the intoxication, the rabbits were divided in three groups of five animals. Each group received differents treatments during 13 days. The

  15. Perdas de carbono e nitrogênio com aplicação de dejeto líquido bovino em latossolo muito argiloso sob plantio direto e chuva natural

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    Adriana Timofiecsyk

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O transporte de poluentes via escoamento superficial em áreas agrícolas, principalmente na forma solúvel, é considerado um problema ambiental, mesmo em sistemas conservacionistas de preparo do solo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as perdas de carbono orgânico e nitrogênio no escoamento superficial, com a aplicação de 0, 60, 120 e 180 m³ ha-1 ano-1 de dejeto líquido bovino, em Latossolo muito argiloso, com declividade de 10 %, sob plantio direto e chuva natural, na região de Castro - PR. A aplicação do dejeto líquido bovino não alterou o carbono orgânico total, porém diminuiu as perdas de amônio e nitrato até a dose de 120 m³ ha-1 ano-1, o que indica ser esta a dose máxima recomendada para solo muito argiloso, declive moderadamente ondulado, baixas precipitações e com no mínimo uma semana de intervalo entre a aplicação do dejeto e a ocorrência de chuvas. As concentrações médias ponderadas de amônio e nitrato no escoamento superficial aumentaram com a aplicação de dejeto. As concentrações de amônio estiveram muito acima do máximo permitido pela legislação brasileira, inclusive sem aplicação de dejeto, o que indica a necessidade de práticas que evitem a entrada do escoamento em corpos de água, mesmo em sistemas conservacionistas.

  16. Influência dos créditos de carbono na viabilidade financeira de três projetos florestais Influence of carbon credits on the financial viability of three forest projects

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    Marcos Hiroshi Nishi

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a influência dos créditos de carbono na viabilidade financeira de três projetos florestais. Os projetos analisados foram: heveicultura, eucalipto e pinus para produção de borracha, celulose e resina, respectivamente. O Valor Presente Líquido (VPL, a Taxa Interna de Retorno (TIR, o Valor Esperado da Terra (VET e o Valor Anual Equivalente (VAE foram os indicadores utilizados na avaliação financeira, a uma taxa de desconto de 10% ao ano. Os resultados deste trabalho indicaram que, com esta taxa, os projetos de eucalipto e pinus foram viáveis sem os recursos adicionais dos CERs (Certificados de Emissões Reduzidas, ressaltando-se que a inclusão dos créditos de carbono propiciou aumento da viabilidade financeira destes. Já o projeto da heveicultura mostrou-se viável apenas com os Certificados de Carbono. A receita advinda da venda dos CERs aumentou consideravelmente a viabilidade financeira dos três projetos, mesmo considerando a tonelada de CO2 a US$3,00. Caso o Protocolo de Kyoto seja ratificado, haverá um incremento no preço pago pela tonelada de CO2, que ocasionará o aumento da contribuição dos CERs em projetos florestais.The objective of the present work was to study the influence of carbon credits on the financial viability of three forest projects. The analyzed projects were: heveiculture, eucalyptus and pinus for production of natural rubber, cellulose and resin, respectively. The Net Present Value (NPV, the Internal Return Rate (IRR, the Soil Expected Value (SEV and the Equivalent Annual Value (EAV were the indicators used in the financial evaluation, using a discount rate of 10% a year. The results of this work demonstrated that with this rate, the projects of eucalyptus and pinus were viable without additional resources from the CERs (Certificates of Emissions Reduced, and the inclusion of the carbon credits induced an increase in their financial viability. The heveiculture

  17. Mass spectra in softly broken ${\\cal N}=2$ SQCD

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    Chernyak, Victor L

    2016-01-01

    Considered is ${\\cal N}=2\\,\\, SU(N_c)$ or $U(N_c)$ SQCD with $N_c+1cal N}=1$ by the mass term $\\mu_{\\rm x}{\\rm Tr} (X^2)$ of colored adjoint scalar partners of gluons, $\\mu_{\\rm x}\\ll\\Lambda_2$ ( $\\Lambda_2$ is the scale factor of the $SU(N_c)$ gauge coupling). There is a large number of different types of vacua in this theory with both unbroken and spontaneously broken global flavor symmetry $U(N_F)\\rightarrow U({\\rm n}_1)\\times U({\\rm n}_2)$. We consider in this paper the large subset of these vacua with the unbroken nontrivial $Z_{2N_c-N_F\\geq 2}$ discrete symmetry, at different hierarchies between the Lagrangian parameters $m\\gtrless\\Lambda_2,\\, \\mu_{\\rm x}\\gtrless m$. The forms of low energy Lagrangians, quantum numbers of light particles and mass spectra are described for all these vacua. Our results differ from corresponding results in recent papers arXiv:1304.0822; 1403.60...

  18. GMOS-IFU Spectrocopy of the CBSS CAL83

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    Oliveira, A. S.; Steiner, J. E.

    2006-06-01

    The Compact Binary Supersoft X-Ray Sources (CBSS) are X-ray binaries initially discovered in the Magellanic Clouds which are copious sources of supersoft X-rays. The basic model of this class includes a massive white dwarf that suffers stable nuclear burning on its surface due to high mass transfer rates. Here we present the preliminary results of our search for nebular emission in CAL83, a CBSS in the LMC, using GMOS-IFU data obtained at the Gemini South Telescope. We found that CAL83 shows the [FeX] 6375 Å coronal line in emission. This line had never been identified in a CBSS before. This same line was observed, for instance, as the most intense one in the spectrum of the classical nova GQ Mus four years after its outburst. As in that case, this nebular emission is probably associated to hydrostatic hydrogen burning on the surface of the white dwarf. We also found that H and HeII lines present absorption and emission components associated to bipolar jets, with velocities consistent with the escape velocity of a white dwarf. In this preliminary analysis we can not assert the presence of the [OIII], [SII] or [NII] nebular lines. We can identify an emission at the expected position of the [NII] 6548 Å line, but this emission may also be associated to a jet with velocity of -600 km/s with respect to Hα , which in fact is also observed with the same velocity near Hβ .

  19. Disclosure of carbon credit operations in management publications Divulgación de las operaciones con créditos de carbono en los in informes de la administración y las notas explicativas Evidenciação das operações com crédito de carbono nos relatórios da administração e nas notas explicativas

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    Vanderlei dos Santos

    2011-03-01

    écnica del análisis de contenido de los informes de la administración y de las notas explicativas desde el primer período de obtención de los créditos de carbono hasta el tercer trimestre de 2008. Los resultados de la investigación muestran que las empresas no difunden en sus informes datos sobre el tratamiento contable y tributario de las operaciones con créditos de carbono. Las noticias más publicadas en los proyectos se refieren a la forma de generación de los créditos y el costo de esta inversión. Se concluye que las comunicaciones evidenciadas en los informes de la administración y en las notas explicativas de las empresas estudiadas, sobre las operaciones con créditos de carbono, no respetan el principio de full disclosureO estudo objetiva identificar o nível de evidenciação, nos relatórios da administração e nas notas explicativas, das operações com créditos de carbono relacionadas aos projetos, meios de financiamento e mercado, contabilização e tributação. Realizou-se pesquisa descritiva, com abordagem qualitativa, por meio de análise documental, nas 14 empresas brasileiras de capital aberto que possuem projetos de Mecanismo de Desenvolvimento Limpo (MDL aprovados pela Comissão Interministerial de Mudança Global do Clima, conforme listagem do Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia. Em 28 de novembro de 2008 havia 195 projetos aprovados, 25 dos quais pertenciam a 14 empresas de capital aberto. Para a coleta dos dados, aplicou-se a técnica da análise de conteúdo nos relatórios da administração e nas notas explicativas desde o primeiro período de obtenção dos créditos de carbono até o terceiro trimestre de 2008. Os resultados da pesquisa mostram que as empresas não divulgam em seus relatórios informações sobre o tratamento contábil e tributário das operações com créditos de carbono. As informações mais divulgadas nos projetos referem-se à forma de geração dos créditos e ao custo deste investimento. Conclui-se que as

  20. A Novel CalB-Type Lipase Discovered by Fungal Genomes Mining

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    Vaquero, Maria E.; de Eugenio, Laura I.; Martínez, Maria J.; Jorge Barriuso

    2015-01-01

    The fungus Pseudozyma antarctica produces a lipase (CalB) with broad substrate specificity, stability, high regio- and enantio-selectivity. It is active in non-aqueous organic solvents and at elevated temperatures. Hence, CalB is a robust biocatalyst for chemical conversions on an industrial scale. Here we report the in silico mining of public metagenomes and fungal genomes to discover novel lipases with high homology to CalB. The candidates were selected taking into account homology and cons...

  1. Automatic synthesis of TTA processor networks from RVC-CAL dataflow programs

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    Boutellier, Jani; Silven, Olli; Raulet, Mickaël

    2011-01-01

    International audience The RVC-CAL dataflow language has recently become standardized through its use as the official language of Reconfigurable Video Coding (RVC), a recent standard by MPEG. The tools developed for RVC-CAL have enabled the transformation of RVC-CAL dataflow programs into C language and VHDL (among others), enabling implementations for instruction processors and HDL synthesis. This paper introduces new tools that enable automatic creation of heterogeneous multiprocessor ne...

  2. Automatic Hierarchical Discovery of Quasi-Static Schedules of RVC-CAL Dataflow Programs

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    Boutellier, Jani; Raulet, Mickaël; Silvén, Olli

    2013-01-01

    International audience RVC-CAL is an actor-based dataflow language that enables concurrent, modular and portable description of signal processing algorithms. RVC-CAL programs can be compiled to implementation languages such as C/C++ and VHDL for producing software or hardware implementations. This paper presents a methodology for automatic discovery of piecewise-deterministic (quasi-static) execution schedules for RVC-CAL program software implementations. Quasi-static scheduling moves comp...

  3. Code generation for the MPEG Reconfigurable Video Coding framework: From CAL actions to C functions

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    Wipliez, Matthieu; Roquier, Ghislain; Raulet, Mickael; Nezan, Jean François; Déforges, Olivier

    2008-01-01

    International audience The MPEG reconfigurable video coding (RVC) framework is a new standard under development by MPEG that aims at providing a unified specification of current MPEG video coding technologies. In this framework, a decoder is built as a configuration of video coding modules taken from the standard ldquoMPEG toolbox libraryrdquo. The elements of the library are specified using the CAL actor language (CAL). CAL is a dataflow based language providing computation models that ar...

  4. Software synthesis of CAL actors for the MPEG reconfigurable Video Coding framework

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    Roquier, Ghislain; Wipliez, Matthieu; Raulet, Mickael; Nezan, Jean François; Déforges, Olivier

    2008-01-01

    International audience The MPEG Reconfigurable Video Coding (RVC) framework aims to provide a unified specification of all video technology. In this framework, a decoder is modularly built as a configuration of video coding tools taken from the MPEG toolbox library. The elements of the library are specified using the CAL Actor Language. CAL is a dataflow based language providing computation models that are concurrent and modular. This paper presents a synthesis tool that from a CAL specifi...

  5. The Return of Two-Class Medicine—III Effects of Medi-Cal Reform

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    Waitzkin, Howard

    1985-01-01

    California's drastic Medi-Cal reforms have created great difficulties in health care for the poor. Patients' clinical problems seldom are apparent in descriptions of changes in public insurance programs. Rapidly escalating costs of Medi-Cal led to irresistible pressures for reform, especially from the business community. The new Medi-Cal regulations provide for prospective contracts with hospitals for inpatient services, the transfer of “Medically Indigent Adults” to the responsibility of cou...

  6. CAL: A Language for Aggregating Functional and Extrafunctional Constraints in Streaming Networks

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    Shafarenko, Alex

    2011-01-01

    In this article we present the {\\em Constraint Aggregation Language} (CAL), a declarative language for describing properties of stateless program components that interact by exchanging messages. CAL allows one to describe functional as well as extra-functional behaviours, such as computation latency. The CAL language intention is to be able to describe the behaviour of so-called boxes in the context of S-Net. However, the language would find application in other coordination models based on stateless components.

  7. Efeitos cardiorrespiratórios da metadona, pelas vias intramuscular e intravenosa, em cadelas submetidas à ovariossalpingo-histerectomia

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    D.A. Pereira

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available A metadona é um opioide pouco utilizado na medicina veterinária, e há, ainda, questionamentos quanto ao seu uso. Desse modo, comparou-se o emprego da metadona, administrada pelas vias IM e IV, e avaliaram-se seus efeitos sobre as características cardiorrespiratórias e os tempos de extubação e recuperação em cadelas submetidas à ovariossalpingo-histerectomia. Utilizaram-se 16 cadelas, pré-medicadas com levomepromazina, 0.6mg/kg, IM. Após 20 minutos, a indução anestésica foi feita com propofol, 5mg/kg, IV, e a manutenção com isoflurano. Transcorridos 10 minutos, os animais receberam metadona, 0.3mg/kg, pelas vias IM - grupo GIM - e IV - grupo GIV. As mensurações das frequências cardíaca (FC e respiratória (FR, pressão arterial média (PAM, temperatura esofágica (TE, pressão parcial de dióxido de carbono (EtCO2 e saturação de oxi-hemoglobina (SpO2 foram registradas antes da administração do opioide (T0, após 20 minutos (T1 e a cada 10 minutos da administração até 60 minutos (T2 a T5. Usou-se a análise de perfil (5%. Com relação à FC, PAM, FR, EtCO2, TE e SpO2, não foram observadas diferenças significativas entre grupos e momentos. Observaram-se tempos de extubação e recuperação maiores no GIV. É possível concluir que a administração IV e a IM da metadona não produzem alterações nas características cardiorrespiratórias em cadelas.

  8. Pegada de carbono da Quinta da Gruta: quantificação e compensação

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    Silva, Mafalda Diana das Dores Rocha e

    2011-01-01

    A presente dissertação resulta de uma proposta feita por parte da Câmara Municipal da Maia, para a realização de um estudo sobre a pegada de carbono na Quinta da Gruta, um centro de educação ambiental localizado na freguesia de Avioso (Santa Maria), na Vila do Castêlo da Maia. Neste sentido, após uma revisão de literatura no âmbito das metodologias actualmente usadas no cálculo da pegada de carbono, foram calculadas as emissões totais anuais decorrentes da actividade da Quinta da Gruta, pa...

  9. El ciclo global del carbono y sus consecuencias en la fotosíntesis en el Altiplano boliviano

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    Saugier, B.; Pontailler, J.Y.

    2006-01-01

    El ciclo global del carbono se describe tomando en cuenta los intercambios entre la atmósfera y la biosfera continental, así como las modificaciones causadas por las actividades humanas: deposiciones nitrogenadas, aumento del CO2 atmosférico y el calentamiento climático inducido. Estos cambios globales tienen como consecuencia un aumento de producción vegetal y un almacenamiento de carbono en la biomasa de los árboles y en la materia orgánica del suelo. Como todos los ecosistemas terrestres, ...

  10. A PEGADA DE CARBONO DA UNIDADE SEDE DA PETROBRAS EM NATAL-RN

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    Ricardo Teixeira Gregório Andrade

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Face ao contexto contemporâneo das alterações climáticas, os setores industriais e empresariais têm buscado medidas para minimizar os impactos das suas emissões de Gases Efeito Estufa. Contudo, a maioria das ações de Responsabilidade SocioAmbiental Empresarial quanto à temática referem-se apenas às emissões diretas dos principais processos produtivos empresariais, sem considerar as emissões upstream e downstream, que originam a maior parte das emissões derivadas da existência de uma empresa. A consideração das emissões de todo o ciclo de vida produtivo de produtos e processos, desde a extração da matéria-prima até a distribuição do produto final e descarte, constitui a Pegada de Carbono. O objetivo desse estudo foi a mensuração, e estudo de formas de minoração, de parte da Pegada de Carbono da Unidade Sede da Petrobras em Natal-RN. Trata-se de um levantamento, em que os dados foram submetidos à metodologia apropriada e laborados com uso do software GEMIS 4.6. Os itens avaliados foram os veículos automotivos (emissões diretas, energia elétrica, papel e copos plásticos descartáveis (emissões indiretas, totalizando emissões de 3.811,94 tCO2eq em 2009. Dado o porte da Petrobras, sua atenção quanto à redução de sua Pegada de Carbono serve de exemplo a outras empresas, instruindo lições de gestão e melhores práticas ambientais.

  11. Distribuição do carbono orgânico em Latossolo sob manejoda adubação fosfatada em plantio direto no Cerrado

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    Caroline Jerke

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a distribuição vertical e horizontal do carbono orgânico do solo (CO sob cinco manejos da adubação fosfatada, no sistema plantio direto. O experimento foi instalado sob Latossolo Vermelho, cultivado durante oito anos com soja ou milho, com milheto como planta de cobertura na entressafra. As parcelas foram submetidas aos tratamentos: aplicação de superfosfato triplo a lanço e no sulco, fosfato natural reativo a lanço e no sulco, e ausência de adição de fertilizante fosfatado (testemunha. A adição anual dos adubos fosfatados, na dose de 80 kg ha-1 de P2O5, foi realizada em solo inicialmente com baixo teor de fósforo disponível. Amostras foram coletadas perpendicularmente à linha de plantio, em sete pontos distanciados a 12,5 cm, e cinco camadas: 0-2,5, 2,5-5,0, 5,0-10, 10-20 e 20-30 cm. O conteúdo e a distribuição do CO são afetados pela adubação fosfatada, tanto vertical quanto horizontalmente, com os maiores conteúdos observados nos tratamentos com adubos fosfatados. Em comparação com a testemunha, o superfosfato triplo apresentou maior conteúdo de CO até a camada de 5,0-10 cm, e o fosfato natural reativo até 10-20 cm. A aplicação de fósforo em sulcos proporciona maior volume de solo com teores adequados de CO, em comparação à aplicação a lanço.

  12. Resposta da soja e da biomassa de carbono do solo aos resíduos de cinco genótipos de sorgo

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    C. A. Vasconcellos

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a influência de resíduos de cinco cultivares de sorgo (Sorghum bicolor L.: CMS XS 376, CMS XS 365, BR 304, BR 700 e CMS XS 755 no crescimento e no desenvolvimento da soja. Esses resíduos foram colhidos em três estádios do desenvolvimento reprodutivo do sorgo: florescimento, enchimento de grãos e maturação. Os tratamentos estudados constaram da deposição desses resíduos na superfície do solo ou da sua total incorporação na proporção de 4 g kg-1 de matéria seca no solo (LEd, fase cerrado. Nos tratamentos com planta, mantiveram-se três plantas de soja (cv. Doko em vasos com capacidade para 3 kg de solo. Nos tratamentos sem planta, o solo foi amostrado semanalmente para avaliação das formas de N. Após a colheita da soja, amostras de planta e de solo, de cada tratamento, foram retiradas para determinar a absorção total de N e a influência desses resíduos no N disponível extraído com KCl 2 mol L-1. Os resultados revelaram que alguns resíduos culturais de sorgo afetaram, independentemente do estádio de colheita, o desenvolvimento da soja, a absorção de N, o peso de nódulos e a biomassa microbiana do solo. Tais efeitos também foram dependentes do método de incorporação do resíduo. O teor de carbono imobilizado pela biomassa foi maior quando os resíduos de sorgo foram distribuídos na superfície do solo.

  13. Carrier Analysis Lab (CAL) – Aircraft/Weapons/Ship Compatibility Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Purpose: The Carrier Analysis Lab (CAL) - Aircraft/Weapons/Ship Compatibility Lab located at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, NJ provides...

  14. FINANCIAMIENTO DE PROYECTOS URBANO-ECOLÓGICOS MEDIANTE INTERCAMBIO DE BONOS DE CARBONO

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    Gino Pérez Lancellotti

    2010-01-01

    Esta publicación, presenta una de las posibilidades que existen hoy en el mundo de poder fi nanciar en parte ya sea la construcción, la operación o el mantenimiento de proyectos urbanos y territoriales, diseñados o ejecutados dentro de un esquema de sustentabilidad y amabilidad con el Medio Ambiente. Se trata de la generación por parte de estos proyectos de los llamados Bonos Verdes o bonos de carbono los cuales pueden ser transados en el mercado internacional. Los proyectos que pueden gen...

  15. Nanotubos de carbono aplicados às neurociências: perspectivas e desafios

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    Virginia Oliveira; Michele Munk Pereira; Humberto de Mello Brandão; Marcos Antônio Fernandes Brandão; Wagner Farid Gattaz; Nádia Rezende Barbosa Raposo

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: Os nanotubos de carbono (NTCs) são os nanomateriais mais promissores para aplicação terapêutica em doenças neurodegenerativas. Aplicações potenciais incluem sistemas de liberação controlada de fármacos, interfaces elétricas e substratos para crescimento celular. OBJETIVO: Descrever o estado da arte e as perspectivas e desafios da aplicação dos NTCs nas neurociências. MÉTODO: Procedeu-se a uma busca sistemática nos indexadores Medline, Lilacs e SciELO, utilizando os descritores "ca...

  16. CAMBIOS EN LAS RESERVAS DE CARBONO ORGÁNICO DEL SUELO BAJO DIFERENTES COBERTURAS

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    José I. Bojórquez Serrano; Lucía A. Castillo Pacheco; Alberto Hernández Jiménez; Juan D. García Paredes; Alberto Madueño Molina

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    Las reservas de carbono orgánico en los suelos (COS) y sus cambios en el tiempo son un tema ambiental de actualidad, asimismo las pérdidas de COS que ocurren con la conversión de ecosistemas naturales a agrosistemas, contribuyen con emisiones a la atmósfera, al calentamiento global y el cambio climático. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar los cambios en las reservas de COS bajo diferentes coberturas de la cuenca del río Mololoa, Nayarit, México. El análisis de los cambios se rea...

  17. La Dieta del Dióxido de Carbono (CO2)

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    Jorge Medina Valtierra

    2010-01-01

    Hoy en día y frecuentemente estamos viviendo el incremento de los desastres naturales en nuestro planeta y además sabemos que esto se debe al fenómeno llamado calentamiento global. Si este fenómeno continúa en aumento, muy pronto se tendrá un resultado devastador en el clima de la Tierra, aún para un aumento global de tan solo 2 ºC en un tiempo corto. El dióxido de carbono (CO2) es un importante contaminante cuya concentración aumenta y contribuye notablemente a tal sistema anómalo. Pero, un ...

  18. Carbono orgánico de los suelos de México

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    Miguel A. Segura-Castruita; Patricio S\\u00E1nchez-Guzm\\u00E1n; Carlos A. Ortiz-Solorio; Ma. del Carmen Guti\\u00E9rrez-Castorena

    2005-01-01

    En el mundo, el contenido de carbono orgánico del suelo (COS) se ha obtenido a partir de datos de perfiles de suelo que provienen de mapas edafológicos; estos resultados se generalizan con la aplicación de sistemas de información geográficos (SIG) para estimaciones regionales y nacionales. En México, la cartografía de suelos carece de datos analíticos y, si existen, corresponden al centro de país, de tal forma que la utilización de estos mapas es limitada. Los objetivos del presente estudio f...

  19. Sistema de seguridad para elaborar nanopartículas de carbono a escala de laboratorio

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    Dania Soguero González; Jorge Castillo Álvarez; Luis Felipe Desdín García

    2012-01-01

    Las nanopartículas de carbono (NPC) han sido de las más utilizadas, debido a sus propiedades. Muchas de estas propiedades que hacen tan útil a las NPC también pueden hacerlas tóxicas para las células y el organismo y por lo tanto deben ser manipuladas con precaución. El Centro de Aplicaciones Tecnológicas y Desarrollo Nuclear (CEADEN) está desarrollando un programa de investigación que incluye la síntesis NPC usando el método de descarga de arco sumergida en agua. En este trabajo se describe ...

  20. Estudio de la resistencia al rayado de nuevos nanocomposites de nanotubos de carbono en polimetilmetacrilato

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    López Cegarra, Manuel

    2012-01-01

    Las conclusiones a las que se ha llegado con este PFC son las siguientes:1. Se ha obtenido y caracterizado un nuevo nanocomposite de matriz PMMA por dispersión de un 1% en peso de nanotubos de carbono de pared simple. 2. Se ha estudiado el comportamiento tribológico del nuevo material frente a desgaste abrasivo evaluando la resistencia a la abrasión por múltiples rayados y comparándolo con los valores obtenidos para el polimetilmetacrilato puro. En todos los casos se han det...

  1. Projecto e desenvolvimento de reactor HFCVD para revestimentos à base de carbono

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    Santos, José Augusto Machado Figueiredo dos

    2007-01-01

    O presente trabalho teve como objectivo fundamental o projecto e construção de um reactor para deposição química de filmes à base de carbono em fase vapor, bem como o desenvolvimento do respectivo sistema de controlo e monitorização. Para efeitos, foi necessário, numa primeira fase de trabalho, realizar um estudo aprofundado sobre os mecanismos físico-químicos de crescimento de filmes de diamante segundo a técnica referida que serviu de base ao dimensionamento do reactor....

  2. The ${\\cal N}=4$ Schur index with Polyakov loops

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    Drukker, Nadav

    2015-01-01

    Recently the Schur index of ${\\cal N}=4$ SYM was evaluated in closed form to all orders including exponential corrections in the large $N$ expansion and for fixed finite $N$. This was achieved by identifying the matrix model which calculates the index with the partition function of a system of free fermions on a circle. The index can be enriched by the inclusion of loop operators and the case of Wilson loops is particularly easy, as it amounts to inserting extra characters into the matrix model. The Fermi-gas approach is applied here to this problem, the formalism is explored and explicit results at large $N$ are found for the fundamental as well as a few other symmetric and antisymmetric representations.

  3. Cal Tech's Program in Meteorology: 1933-1948.

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    Lewis, J. M.

    1994-01-01

    The California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) established a course of study in meteorology in 1933. It was intimately tied to the upsurge of activity in commercial and military aviation that occurred in the period between the world wars. The tragic crash of the airship U.S.S. Akron provided the stimulus for including meteorology as a subprogram in the aeronautics department at Cal Tech. Thoodore von K´rm´n, head of the department and director of the school's Guggenheim Aeronautics Laboratory, masterminded the design of the program and geared it toward the solution of practical problems using the principles of dynamic meteorology. One of his doctoral students, Irving Krick, was groomed to develop the program.Robert Millikan, head of the institute, fostered an approach to science that encouraged the faculty to consuit and work with industry. In this environment, Krick established links with aviation, motion picture studios, and public utilities that would set the stage for the research thrust in meteorology. The program was primarily designed for training at the master' degree level, and a significant number of the graduates became entrepreneurs in meteorology. Based on letters of reminiscence and oral histories from some of these consulting meteorologists, it has been concluded that the Millikan/von K´rm´n philosophy of science played an important part in directing the meteorologists into the private sector.Following World War II, Lee DuBridge replaced Millikan as head of the institute. DuBridge's efforts were directed toward making the small elite school scientifically competitive in the changed conditions of a postwar world. In this climate, the merging of private business with academic work fell into disfavor. Without champions such as Millikan and von K´rm´n,the meteorology program was unable to survive.

  4. Projeto LUPA: Laboratório urbano pela arte

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    Fernandes, Andreia; Vicente, Andrea Monteiro; Batista, Alice; Silva, Cláudia

    2014-01-01

    Em «Educación 2021: Para una Historia del Futuro», Nóvoa introduz o conceito de «espaço público de educação». Um cenário onde a escola e a sociedade são responsabilizadas de forma compartida pela educação. Neste contexto surge o projeto de serviço educativo LUPA - Laboratório Urbano Pela Arte que apresentamos neste texto. Trata-se de um projeto de serviço educativo de natureza experimental, não formal, de índole voluntária e sem orçamento, que é dirigido essencialmente à comunidade da cidade ...

  5. Data Management Standards in Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistic Support (CALS)

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    Jefferson, David K.

    1990-01-01

    Viewgraphs and discussion on data management standards in computer-aided acquisition and logistic support (CALS) are presented. CALS is intended to reduce cost, increase quality, and improve timeliness of weapon system acquisition and support by greatly improving the flow of technical information. The phase 2 standards, industrial environment, are discussed. The information resource dictionary system (IRDS) is described.

  6. Frontline CALS - Extranet Enabled Support of Customer Relations Based on Product State Information

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    Larsen, Michael Holm; Franck, Lesley Robert; Pedersen, Mogens Kühn

    1999-01-01

    commerce called Frontline CALS. Frontline CALS integrate three bodies of knowledge, i.e. Continuous Acquisition and Lifecycle Support, Electronic Commerce, and the Customer Consumption Chain in order to construct a concept that enhances the service quality for customers with time critical operations...... to support Hardi International contact points with their farmer customers....

  7. Evidence for the Holographic dual of ${\\cal N}=3$ Solution in Massive Type IIA

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    Pang, Yi

    2015-01-01

    We calculate the Kaluza-Klein spectrum of spin-2 fluctuations around the ${\\cal N}=3$ warped ${\\rm AdS}_4\\times M_6$ solution in massive IIA supergravity. This solution was conjectured to be dual to the $D=3$ ${\\cal N}=3$ superconformal ${\\rm SU}(N)$ Chern-Simons matter theory with level $k$ and 2 adjoint chiral multiplets. The ${\\rm SO}(3)_R\\times{\\rm SO}(3)_D$ isometry of the ${\\cal N}=3$ solution is identified with the ${\\rm SU}(2)_F\\times {\\rm SU}(2)_{\\cal R}$ global symmetry of the dual ${\\cal N}=3$ SCFT. We show that the ${\\rm SO}(3)_R\\times{\\rm SO}(3)_D$ quantum numbers and the ${\\rm AdS}$ energies carried by the BPS spin-2 modes match precisely with those of the spin-2 gauge invariant operators in the short multiplets of operators in the ${\\cal N}=3$ SCFT. We also compute the Euclidean action of the ${\\cal N}=3$ solution and the free energy of the ${\\cal N}=3$ SCFT on $S^3$, in the limit $N\\gg k$. Remarkably, the results show a complete agreement.

  8. CAL and Tools for the Instructor-User (The Features of SPELEO).

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    de La Passardiere, Brigitte

    1989-01-01

    Defines the role of the instructor-user in computer-assisted learning (CAL) and discusses the need to be able to alter and adapt existing CAL software for particular teaching needs. SPELEO, an authoring system developed in France that allows the modification of courseware content, is described. (eight references) (LRW)

  9. Comparing Outcomes for Los Angeles County's HUD-Assisted and Unassisted CalWORKS Leavers.

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    Verma, Nandita; Hendra, Richard

    The impact of supplemental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on CalWORKs leavers was examined in a study of CalWORKs recipients in Los Angeles County, California, who stopped receiving welfare benefits in the third quarter of 1998. Two groups received federal housing assistance at the time of exit from…

  10. 78 FR 1264 - CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation, Waseca, MN; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding...

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    ... Employment and Training Administration CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation, Waseca, MN; Notice of Negative... workers of the subject firm (TA-W-80,399A; CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation, Waseca, Minnesota... Wireless Networks Corporation, Waseca, Minnesota to apply for TAA, the Department determines that...

  11. On the systems that become $\\cal{PT}$ symmetric through interaction

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    Karthiga, S; Senthilvelan, M; Lakshmanan, M

    2016-01-01

    In this article, we consider an interesting class of optical and other systems in which the interaction or coupling makes the systems to be $\\cal{PT}$-symmetric. We aim to compare their dynamical behaviors with that of the usual $\\cal{PT}$ symmetric systems with intrinsic loss-gain terms. In particular, we focus on the interesting non-reciprocal nature of the $\\cal{PT}$ symmetric systems which has a promising application in optical diodes and optical isolators. We check whether the non-reciprocal nature is common to all $\\cal{PT}$ symmetric systems and, if not, what are the situations under which it can be observed. Due to the recent interest in studying spontaneous symmetry breaking in coupled waveguide systems, we here present such symmetry breaking bifurcations in reciprocal and non-reciprocal $\\cal{PT}$ symmetric systems.

  12. INVENTÁRIO DE EMISSÕES DE DIÓXIDO DE CARBONO (CO2 GERADAS POR FONTES MÓVEIS NO ESTADO DO RIO GRANDE DO NORTE – PERÍODO DE JANEIRO DE 2003 A JUNHO DE 2004

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    Rafael Freire de Macêdo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A elevada contribuição de fontes móveis para o aumento das concentrações de dióxido de carbono na atmosfera torna-se fator de estudo. O estado do Rio Grande do Norte apresenta um alto índice de motorização, cerca de 35 veículos por cada 100 habitantes, portanto, um elevado consumo de combustíveis derivados do petróleo. Estatísticas apontam que 97% das emissões veiculares são de CO2, comprovando a preocupação de se realizar inventários destas. A método top-down, reconhecido internacionalmente e recomendado pela ONU, foi seguido para a quantificação de gases de efeito estufa emitidos pela combustão de combustíveis fósseis em motores de veículos rodoviários, comprovando os altos teores de poluentes atmosféricos lançados na atmosfera do estado. A poluição atmosférica afeta a saúde ambiental bem como a estética urbana, acarretando perdas econômicas. A substituição do modal de transporte particular pelo coletivo e a adoção de novas tecnologias trarão ganhos ambientais além de impulsionar novas matrizes energéticas.

  13. Estudo da cinética de decomposição de compósitos nanoestruturados de poli (sulfeto de fenileno reforçados com nanotubos de carbono

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    Bruno Ribeiro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho consiste na obtenção de compósitos nanoestruturados de poli (sulfeto de fenileno (PPS reforçados com nanotubos de carbono de paredes múltiplas (MWCNT por meio da técnica de mistura em fusão, e posterior caracterização de suas propriedades morfológicas e térmicas. A análise por microscopia eletrônica de transmissão foi utilizada com o intuito de avaliar a qualidade da dispersão dos MWCNTs na matriz polimérica. A partir das curvas de termogravimetria obtidas, foi observado um aumento na temperatura máxima de degradação pela adição do nanoreforço na matriz polimérica. Além disso, o modelo matemático de Ozawa-Wall-Flynn foi utilizado com o intuito de determinar os parâmetros cinéticos de degradação. Os resultados mostraram um aumento de aproximadamente 25 ºC na temperatura máxima de degradação (Tmax quando uma pequena quantidade de MWCNT (0,5 wt % foi considerada. Este fato contribuiu para o aumento da estabilidade térmica do PPS.

  14. Effectiveness of a computer assisted learning (CAL package to raise awareness of autism

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    diMambro Benedict

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Promoting awareness of autism in populations who work with children may result in an earlier diagnosis of the condition. In this study, a computer assisted learning (CAL package, containing educationally appropriate knowledge about autism was developed; and the effectiveness of this CAL package was evaluated. Methods The CAL package was developed using computer software, "Xerte" and "Flash Macromedia". The effectiveness of the CAL package was evaluated in 32 childcare students in the UK, who were randomised to watch the CAL package or to read the information leaflet containing the same information (n = 16 in each group. Retention performance, level of enjoyment, and level of confidence to identify a child with autism, after the interventions, were evaluated. The data obtained from two studied groups was analysed using unpaired Student's t-test, 95% confidence interval, and effect size. Results Students who watched the CAL package had superior retention performance percentage scores (p = 0.02, 95% CI = 0.83–12.19, effect size = 0.8 and level of enjoyment (p = 0.04, 95% CI = 0.03–2.75, effect size = 0.7 compared with students who read the information leaflet. However, there was no significant difference in level of confidence to identify a child with autism (p = 0.39, 95% CI = -1.80–0.72, effect size = -0.3. Conclusion The CAL package developed was an effective method of educating people who work with children about autism.

  15. Terracotas del santuario de Calés (Calvi, Campania

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    J. M. BLÁZQUEZ

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available El Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Madrid, entre sus magníficas colecciones, exhibe una compuesta por un numeroso conjunto de terracotas traídas de Italia en el siglo pasado por el Marqués de Salamanca. La colección Calvi, procedente del Santuario de Calés, en Campania, y así llamada del lugar de procedencia, ha sido repartida entre varios museos españoles, pero el grupo más numeroso es el depositado en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional que, a pesar de la alta calidad artística de las piezas y del buen estado de conservación de todas ellas, ha permanecido hasta el presente inédita. Tan sólo F. Benoit y nosotros, hemos publicado algunas terracotas de las que representan caballos. Otros investigadores, como Bianchi Bandinelli, han aludido a esta colección que, como las similares guardadas en los museos de Lecce, Capua, Louvre, Leide, British Museum, etc., se encuentra inédita. Particular interés ofrece el grupo conservado en la Glyptothek Ny Carlsberg, de Copenhague, algunos ejemplares se guardan en el Museo Universitario de Zurich y en el Museum f. ant. Kleinkunst de Munich. En Roma los conjuntos más numerosos de estas terracotas se encuentran depositados en los Museos Gregoriano Etrusco del Vaticano, Villa Giulia, y Nazionale Romano.

  16. The TileCal Optical Multiplexer Board 9U

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    Valero, A; The ATLAS collaboration; Castillo, V; Ferrer, A; González, V; Hernández, Y; Higón, E; Marín, CA; Moreno, P; Sanchís, E; Solans, C; Valls, JA

    2011-01-01

    TileCal is the hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at LHC/CERN. The system contains roughly 10,000 channels of read-out electronics, whose signals are gathered and digitized in the front-end electronics and then transmitted to the counting room through two redundant optical links. Then, the data is received in the back-end system by the Optical Multiplexer Board (OMB) 9U which performs a CRC check to the redundant data to avoid Single Event Upsets errors. A real-time decision is taken on the event-to-event basis to transmit single data to the ReadEOut Drivers (RODs) for processing. Due to the low dose level expected during the first years of operations in ATLAS it was decided not to use a redundant system and currently the front-end electronics is directly connected to the RODs. However, the increasing luminosity of the LHC will force to use the redundant read-out and the OMB system will be installed. Moreover, the OMB can be used as a ROD injector to emulate the front-end electronics for ROD softwar...

  17. The TileCal Optical Multiplexer Board 9U

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    Valero, A

    2012-01-01

    TileCal is the hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at LHC/CERN. The system contains roughly 10,000 channels of read‐out electronics, whose signals are gathered and digitized in the front‐end electronics and then transmitted to the counting room through two redundant optical links. Then, the data is received in the back‐end system by the Optical Multiplexer Board (OMB) 9U which performs a CRC check to the redundant data to avoid Single Event Upsets errors. A real‐time decision is taken on the event‐to-event basis to transmit single data to the Read‐Out Drivers (RODs) for processing. Due to the low dose level expected during the first years of operations in ATLAS it was decided not to use a redundant system and currently the front‐end electronics is directly connected to the RODs. However, the increasing luminosity of the LHC will force to use the redundant read‐out and the OMB system will be installed. Moreover, the OMB can be used as a ROD injector to emulate the front‐end electroni...

  18. La Dieta del Dióxido de Carbono (CO2

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    Jorge Medina Valtierra

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Hoy en día y frecuentemente estamos viviendo el incremento de los desastres naturales en nuestro planeta y además sabemos que esto se debe al fenómeno llamado calentamiento global. Si este fenómeno continúa en aumento, muy pronto se tendrá un resultado devastador en el clima de la Tierra, aún para un aumento global de tan solo 2 ºC en un tiempo corto. El dióxido de carbono (CO2 es un importante contaminante cuya concentración aumenta y contribuye notablemente a tal sistema anómalo. Pero, un aumento en la temperatura del aire incrementará también la cantidad de vapor de agua en la atmósfera, añadiendo con esto más "fuego" al fenómeno señalado.

  19. Carbon Bonds and the saving of energy; Bonos de carbono y el ahorro de energia

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    Alvarez Ramirez, Alejandro [NovaEnergia (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    This document deals with the development of the carbon bond project, the energy saving and the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol at a world-wide level. In this project Mexico opts for a development model in which the economic growth brakes ties with the discharge of greenhouse effect gases and in which the progress does not mean more damages to our planet. [Spanish] Este documento trata sobre el desarrollo del proyecto de bonos de carbono, ahorro de energia y la entrada en vigor del Protocolo de Kyoto a nivel mundial, en el cual Mexico opta por un modelo de desarrollo en el que el crecimiento economico esta desvinculado de la emision de gases de efecto invernadero y en donde el progreso no signifique mas danos a nuestro planeta.

  20. CAPTURA E ARMAZENAMENTO DE CO2 EM PORTUGAL: UMA PONTE PARA UMA ECONOMIA DE BAIXO CARBONO

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    Seixas, Júlia; Fortes, Patricia; Dias, Luís; Carneiro, Júlio; Mesquita, Paulo; Marques, Ferreira; Fernandes, Vítor; Helseth, Jonas; Ciesielska, Joanna; Whiriskey, Keith

    2015-01-01

    As atuais projeções indicam que são necessários esforços adicionais para atingir os objetivos de mitigação acordados para 2030 bem como a ambição de reduzir as emissões de gases com efeito de estufa da UE em 80 a 95% em 2050, face a 1990, sendo este o objetivo necessário a longo prazo para descarbonizar o sistema energético e industrial Europeu consentâneo com uma trajetória de estabilização climática do Planeta. Este estudo mostra como as tecnologias de baixo carbono contribuem para atingir ...

  1. The global warming, public goods and carbon market; Calentamiento global, bienes publicos y mercado de carbono

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    Quadri de la Torre, Gabriel [EcoSecurities (Mexico)

    2007-07-15

    The global warming is an issue of the public goods, and demands an outstanding multilateral action, which must to ensure both efficiency and unchanging transition towards an economy of low intensity of carbon. The new system, which is going to replace the Kyoto Protocol, will have compromises for the developing countries and deep implication in the relative competitivity of the nations and companies. [Spanish] El calentamiento global es un problema de bienes publicos que exige una extraordinaria accion multilateral. Esta debe asegurar eficiencia y una transicion fluida hacia una economia de baja intensidad de carbono. El nuevo sistema que sucedera al Protocolo de Kyoto significara compromisos para los paises en vias de desarrollo, y tendra profundas implicaciones en la competitividad relativa de naciones y empresas.

  2. Dano na furação de placas carbono/epóxido

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    Durão, Luís Miguel P.; Daniel J.S. Gonçalves; Tavares, João Manuel R.S.; Albuquerque, Victor Hugo C. de; A. Monteiro Baptista

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    A produção de peças estruturais em materiais compósitos, nomeadamente os de matriz epóxida reforçada com fibras de carbono, tem-se tornado cada vez mais importante face à combinação das suas características específicas, como elevada rigidez e o baixo peso. Embora por um lado o custo destes materiais tenha vindo a tornar-se numa barreira cada vez menor para a sua utilização, a necessidade de operações de acabamento, incluindo a furação, aumenta o custo final das peças dificultando a sua utiliz...

  3. Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) system configuration control board (SCCB) operating procedure

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    This document describes the operating procedure for the System Configuration Control Board (SCCB) performed in support of the Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) system. This board will consist of representatives from Babcock and Wilcox Hanford Company Babcock and Wilcox Protec, Inc.; and Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. In accordance with agreements for the joint use of the Babcock and Wilcox Hanford Company calorimeters located in the Hanford Site Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) Nondestructive Assay Laboratory, concurrence regarding changes to the WinCal system will be obtained from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Further, changes to the WinCal software will be communicated to Los Alamos National Laboratory

  4. Computer-aided acquisition and logistics support (CALS): Concept of Operations for Depot Maintenance

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    Bourgeois, N.C.; Greer, D.K.

    1993-04-01

    This CALS Concept of Operations for Depot Maintenance provides the foundation strategy and the near term tactical plan for CALS implementation in the depot maintenance environment. The user requirements enumerated and the overarching architecture outlined serve as the primary framework for implementation planning. The seamless integration of depot maintenance business processes and supporting information systems with the emerging global CALS environment will be critical to the efficient realization of depot user's information requirements, and as, such will be a fundamental theme in depot implementations.

  5. Formas de carbono orgánico en suelos con diferentes usos en el departamento del Magdalena (Colombia

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    José Rafael Vásquez-Polo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Las fracciones de materia orgánica del suelo (MOS lábiles y humificadas pueden ser afectadas por las prácticas de uso y manejo; sin embargo el impacto de estos cambios no se ha evaluado en suelos y ambientes tropicales. El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar los contenidos y algunas formas de carbono orgánico del suelo (COS en cinco zonas de clima cálido tropical (0 - 1110 m.s.n.m. del departamento del Magdalena (Colombia y el efecto que sobre ellas han tenido las prácticas asociadas a suelos cultivados con café (Coffea arabica, banano (Musa sp., palma africana (Elaeis guineensis y sábila (Aloe vera, comparados con suelos de bosques naturales. No se encontraron diferencias (P < 0.05 tanto entre zonas como entre usos del suelo, se presentaron valores medios a bajos de MOS en las zonas de estudio y contenidos de carbono total (Ct mayores en suelos de bosques que en suelos cultivados, así los suelos de bosques presentan una acumulación media de Ct de 42.4 mg/ha a 20 cm, frente a 33.8 mg/ha en los suelos cultivados, esto equivale a una pérdida media de Ct del 23% por efecto del manejo de los cultivos. En relación con el carbono extraíble con pirofosfato sódico altamente relacionado con las fracciones humificadas de la MOS (Cp se observaron valores muy bajos en los suelos cultivados y casi nulos en suelos de bosques; sin embargo estos últimos presentan mayor contenido de formas de carbono no-oxidables o estables (Cnox determinado por diferencia entre Ct - carbono oxidable (Cox. En el suelo cultivado con banano, el Ct corresponde en su totalidad a formas de Cox; mientras que en el suelo cultivado con palma africana las formas estables Cnox representaron 83% del carbono total.

  6. Formas de carbono orgánico en suelos con diferentes usos en el departamento del Magdalena (Colombia

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    Menjivar Flores Juan Carlos

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Las fracciones de materia orgánica del suelo (MOS lábiles y humificadas pueden ser afectadas por las prácticas de uso y manejo; sin embargo el impacto de estos cambios no se ha evaluado en suelos y ambientes tropicales. El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar los contenidos y algunas formas de carbono orgánico del suelo (COS en cinco zonas de clima cálido tropical (0 - 1110 m.s.n.m. del departamento del Magdalena (Colombia y el efecto que sobre ellas han tenido las prácticas asociadas a suelos cultivados con café (Coffea arabica, banano (Musa sp., palma africana (Elaeis guineensis y sábila (Aloe vera, comparados con suelos de bosques naturales. No se encontraron diferencias (P < 0.05 tanto entre zonas como entre usos del suelo, se presentaron valores medios a bajos de MOS en las zonas de estudio y contenidos de carbono total (Ct mayores en suelos de bosques que en suelos cultivados, así los suelos de bosques presentan una acumulación media de Ct de 42.4 mg/ha a 20 cm, frente a 33.8 mg/ha en los suelos cultivados, esto equivale a una pérdida media de Ct del 23% por efecto del manejo de los cultivos. En relación con el carbono extraíble con pirofosfato sódico altamente relacionado con las fracciones humificadas de la MOS (Cp se observaron valores muy bajos en los suelos cultivados y casi nulos en suelos de bosques; sin embargo estos últimos presentan mayor contenido de formas de carbono no-oxidables o estables (Cnox determinado por diferencia entre Ct - carbono oxidable (Cox. En el suelo cultivado con banano, el Ct corresponde en su totalidad a formas de Cox; mientras que en el suelo cultivado con palma africana las formas estables Cnox representaron 83% del carbono total.

  7. Rússia: o que vivenciou e o que tem pela frente?

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    Tatiana Zaslavskaia

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O ARTIGO constitui a versão escrita de uma apresentação feita pela autora, em 2003, em mesa-redonda organizada no âmbito do Simpósio realizado anualmente pela Escola Superior de Moscou de Estudos Econômicos e Sociais, sob o grande tema Para onde vai a Rússia? Trata-se de uma polêmica com o cientista político Vladimir Mau, atualmente reitor da referida Escola, a propósito dos resultados da transformação sistêmica que teve lugar na Rússia, a partir do início dos anos de 1990, sugerindo, a partir dos mesmos, um caminho para delineamento de um futuro distinto para o país.THE ARTICLE is a written version of the exposition done by the autor in 2003, in a Round Table organized within the symposium Whiter Russia?, that takes place annually under the auspices of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Studies. In the article she disputes with Vladimir Mau, a political scientist, now Rector of the referred School, about the results of the Russian systemic transformation of the 90's and suggests, on the basis of these results, a different path for the future development of the country.

  8. New ${\\cal W}_{q,p}(sl(2))$ algebras from the elliptic algebra ${\\cal A}_{q,p}({\\hat sl}(2)_c)$

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    Avan, J; Rossi, M; Sorba, Paul

    1997-01-01

    We construct operators t(z) in the elliptic algebra introduced by Foda et al. ${\\cal A}_{q,p}({\\hat sl}(2)_c)$. They close an exchange algebra when p^m=q^{c+2} for m integer. In addition they commute when p=q^{2k} for k integer non-zero, and they belong to the center of ${\\cal A}_{q,p}({\\hat sl}(2)_c)$ when k is odd. The Poisson structures obtained for t(z) in these classical limits are identical to the q-deformed Virasoro Poisson algebra, characterizing the exchange algebras at generic values of p, q and m as new ${\\cal W}_{q,p}(sl(2))$ algebras.

  9. Sentinel-2: presentation of the CAL/VAL commissioning phase

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    Trémas, Thierry L.; Déchoz, Cécile; Lacherade, Sophie; Nosavan, Julien; Petrucci, Beatrice

    2015-10-01

    In partnership with the European Commission and in the frame of the Copernicus program, the European Space Agency (ESA) has developed the Sentinel-2 optical imaging mission devoted to the operational monitoring of land and coastal areas. The Sentinel-2 mission is based on a satellites constellation deployed in polar sun-synchronous orbits. Sentinel-2 will offer a unique combination of global coverage with a wide field of view (290km), a high revisit (5 days with two satellites), a high resolution (10m, 20m and 60m) and multi-spectral imagery (13 spectral bands in visible and shortwave infra-red domains). The first sentinel 2A has been launched on June 22nd, 2015, from Kourou, French Guyana. In this context, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) supports ESA to insure the cal/val commissioning phase, for Image Quality aspects. This paper provides first, an overview of the Sentinel-2 system after the launch. Then the articles focuses on the means implemented and activated in CNES to perform the In Orbit Commissioning, the availability and performances of the different devices involved in the ground segment : the GPP in charge of producing the level 1 files, the "radiometric unit" that processes sensitivity parameters, the "geometric unit" in charge of fitting the images on a reference map, MACCS that will produce Level 2A files (computing reflectances at the Bottom of Atmosphere) and the TEC-S2 that will coordinate all the previous software and drive a database in which will be gather the incoming Level 0 files and the processed Level 1 files.

  10. Improvement by the Life Cycle Control System of University Production With Use of CALS-Tehnology

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    Yuriy I. Dreizis

    2013-01-01

    The mechanism of management by life cycle of production of university with use of CALS technologies is described. Tasks of service of marketing and the quality management department, connected with university product quality control are defined

  11. Conformal kernel for NLO BFKL equation in ${\\cal N}$=4 SYM

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    Balitsky, Ian; Chirilli, Giovanni

    2009-01-01

    Using the requirement of M\\"{o}bius invariance of ${\\cal N}$=4 SYM amplitudes in the Regge limit we restore the conformal NLO BFKL kernel out of the eigenvalues known from the forward NLO BFKL result.

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

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    Daniel Brianezi

    2013-12-01

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

  13. Fusion Rules of the ${\\cal W}_{p,q}$ Triplet Models

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    Wood, Simon

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we determine the fusion rules of the logarithmic ${\\calW}_{p,q}$ triplet theory and construct the Grothendieck group with subgroups for which consistent product structures can be defined. The fusion rules are then used to determine projective covers. This allows us also to write down a candidate for a modular invariant partition function. Our results demonstrate that recent work on the ${\\cal W}_{2,3}$ model generalises naturally to arbitrary (p,q).

  14. Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) program computer software test plan

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    This document provides the information and guidelines necessary to conduct all the required testing of the Windows Calorimeter Control (WinCal) system. The strategy and essential components for testing the WinCal System Project are described in this test plan. The purpose of this test plan is to provide the customer and performing organizations with specific procedures for testing the specified system's functions

  15. Projeto LUPA: Laboratório urbano pela arte

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    Andreia Fernandes

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Em «Educación 2021: Para una Historia del Futuro», Nóvoa introduz o conceito de «espaço público de educação». Um cenário onde a escola e a sociedade são responsabilizadas de forma compartida pela educação. Neste contexto surge o projeto de serviço educativo LUPA - Laboratório Urbano Pela Arte que apresentamos neste texto. Trata-se de um projeto de serviço educativo de natureza experimental, não formal, de índole voluntária e sem orçamento, que é dirigido essencialmente à comunidade da cidade de Castelo Branco. Pretende através da educação pela arte refletir sobre a relação entre a cidade enquanto espaço físico e a comunidade enquanto espaço social, com a premissa de que a cidade é o ponto de partida para a promoção, exploração e construção de identidade urbana, reforçando a empatia com a cultura e com as artes e construindo espaços - laboratórios de partilha, experimentação e criação. Projeto probatório no primeiro ano, organiza-se em 12 atividades/laboratórios de periocidade mensal, que pretendem (reconhecer/(revalorizar o património material e imaterial albicastrense. A partir da análise da oferta educativa e cultural e do diagnóstico e identificação das lacunas existentes, constrói-se o projeto experimental, na definição de objetivos, na planificação flexível de ações e na construção de metodologias assertivas que estimulem parcerias entre instituições culturais e educativas.

  16. Optical Reciprocity Induced Symmetry of the Scattering Eigenstates in Non-$\\cal PT$-Symmetric Heterostructures

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    Ge, Li

    2016-01-01

    The scattering matrix $S$ obeys the unitary relation $S^\\dagger S=1$ in a Hermitian system and the symmetry property ${\\cal PT}S{\\cal PT}=S^{-1}$ in a Parity-Time (${\\cal PT}$) symmetric system. Here we report a different symmetry relation of the $S$ matrix in a one-dimensional heterostructure, which is given by the amplitude ratio of the incident waves in the scattering eigenstates. It originates from the optical reciprocity and holds independent of the Hermiticity or $\\cal PT$ symmetry of the system. Using this symmetry relation, we probe a quasi-transition that is reminiscent of the spontaneous symmetry breaking of a $\\cal PT$-symmetric $S$ matrix, now with unbalanced gain and loss and even in the absence of gain. We show that the additional symmetry relation provides a clear evidence of an exceptional point, even when all other signatures of the $\\cal PT$ symmetry breaking are completely erased. We also discuss the existence of a final exceptional point in this correspondence, which is attributed to asymm...

  17. Effects of hot and warm rolling on microstructure, texture and properties of low carbon steel Efeitos dos laminados a quente e a morno na microestrutura, textura e propriedades de aços baixo carbono

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    Roberto Gerardo Bruna

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available It is well-known that variations in the thermomechanical processing can have a profound effect on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Low Carbon steels. Numerous studies have been published on the effect of composition, slab reheating temperature (SRT, hot rolling finishing temperature (FRT, coiling temperature after rolling (CT, amount of deformation during hot and cold rolling, and annealing temperature on the mechanical properties of LC steels. There are, however, some disagreements in the results presented in the literature. In this work the FRT and CT effects on the microstructure, recrystallization behavior and texture of LC steels rolled under hot and warm-rolling industrial conditions were investigated. The results in terms of the microstructure, crystallographic texture and properties are shown and discussed. In addition, this study will present the possible mechanisms responsible for the microstructure and mechanical properties observed.É conhecido que variações de processo durante o tratamento termomecânico causam efeito marcante na microestrutura e nas propriedades mecânicas de aços baixo carbono. Vários trabalhos já foram publicados sobre o efeito da composição química, temperatura de reaquecimento, temperatura de laminação de acabamento, temperatura de bobinamento, quantidade de redução durante a laminação a quente e na laminação a frio e temperatura de recozimento nas propriedades mecânicas desses aços. Existem, no entanto, alguns pontos contraditórios na literatura. Nesse trabalho, são estudados os efeitos da temperatura de término de laminação e a temperatura de bobinamento na microestrutura, recristalização e textura dos aços baixo carbono laminados a quente e a morno em condições industriais. Os efeitos na microestrutura, textura cristalográfica e propriedades são apresentados e discutidos. Adicionalmente, o presente estudo analisa os possíveis mecanismos metalúrgicos respons

  18. Uso de diferentes fontes de carbono por estirpes de Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus isoladas de cana-de-açúcar Use of different carbon sources by strains of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus isolated from sugarcane

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    Edilene Alves Barbosa

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi quantificar a população de Gluconactobacter diazotrophicus presente em plântulas de 34 variedades de cana-de-açúcar, e caracterizar os isolados quanto à capacidade de utilizar diversas fontes de carbono e formar pigmento róseo em presença de luz. A população de G. diazotrophicus foi quantificada pela técnica do número mais provável e isolada em meios de cultura semi-seletivos. A população de G. diazotrophicus foi maior no sistema radicular do que na parte aérea, e maior nas variedades brasileiras de cana-de-açúcar. Os isolados utilizaram poucas fontes de carbono, e aqueles obtidos do sistema radicular utilizaram maior número de fontes, em comparação aos da parte aérea. Apenas a estirpe padrão Ppe-4 e quatro outros isolados formam pigmento róseo em presença de luz. A baixa variação observada pode estar relacionada com o habitat ou com a adaptação dessa população às condições específicas do interior das plantas e, por isso, a estrutura genética da população dessas bactérias é limitada e conservada.The objective of this work was to quantify the population of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus present in plantlets of 34 sugarcane varieties and to characterize the isolates according to their capacity to use carbon sources and produce pink pigments under light. G. diazotrophicus population was estimated using the most probable number technique, and then, isolated in semi-selective culture media. The highest population number of G. diazotrophicus was found in the roots; Brazilian varieties presented the highest population. The isolates used little carbon sources, and those strains obtained from the root used the highest number of carbon sources. Only the strain Ppe-4 and four other ones produce pink pigments under light. The low variation observed may be related to the habitat or to the adaptation of this population to specific internal plant conditions, and for this reason, the

  19. Comportamiento del monóxido de carbono y el clima en la ciudad de Toluca, de 1995 a 2001

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    Full Text Available Uno de los gases contaminantes con mayor distribución y concentración en Toluca y su área metropolitana es el monóxido de carbono que, al igual que el dióxido de azufre y el dióxido de carbono, es generado principalmente por la combustión automotriz y, en segundo lugar por el sector industrial. Sin embargo, debido a la activa dinámica de los vientos en la mayor parte del año, estos gases tienden a dispersarse en todo el valle; solamente durante el invierno la concentración y la distribución del monóxido de carbono se encuentran por encima de las normas establecidas en la legislación vigente. Por eso se considera la calidad del aire como satisfactoria, aunque por su combinación con las bajas temperaturas del periodo invernal y la baja humedad del aire, tiende a representar riesgos para la salud humana.

  20. A Disputa do Espaço pela Europa

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    2009-01-01

    Nesta tese estuda-se o desafio da exploração do Espaço pela Europa. Em concreto, apresentam-se, inicialmente, os conceitos técnicos associados à exploração do Espaço e os conceitos fundamentais à compreensão das Relações Internacionais – em particular a Astropolítica - num meio que alguns pretendem pacífico, mas onde a competição e a cooperação caminham lado a lado e onde as capacidades militares e civis, por vezes, se confundem. De facto, o Espaço, se por um lado, tem carac...

  1. PUERPÉRIO DA VACA PELA ULTRA-SONOGRAFIA

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    Ivo Walter dos Santos; Jairo Pereira Neves

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    Para caracterização Geográfica da involução uterina e reinício da atividade ovariana, o puerpério de 15 vacas da raça charolesa foi acompanhado pela ultra-sonografia a partir do 8° dia, com intervalo de 3 dias, até o 40° dia pós-parto. Utilizou-se um aparelho de ultra-som Pie Medical Inc., mod. 450 com transdutor de 5MHz, arranjo linear e uma impressora. A involução completa do útero foi detectada aos 28,12±1,55 dias nas vacas com parto eutócico e aos 32,57±1,13 dias nas vacas com parto distó...

  2. Estratégias das empresas do setor calçadista diante do novo ambiente competitivo: análise de três casos Footwear industry strategies for the new competition environment: a three case study analysis

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    Andresa Silva Neto Francischini

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O ambiente competitivo dos anos 90, marcado pelo processo de abertura comercial, pela adoção da Constituição de 1988, pela sobrevalorização cambial e pelas mudanças nos padrões de concorrência internacional, afetou de maneira diferenciada os setores industriais brasileiros. Este estudo avalia as estratégias tecnológicas, de localização e reorganizadoras adotadas por três empresas calçadistas diante desse novo ambiente competitivo da década de 1990. Esse conjunto de estratégias é avaliado segundo a formulação de quatro proposições, as quais mostram o impacto diferenciado do ambiente competitivo conforme as características das empresas estudadas.The competitive environment during the 1990's - with trade liberalization, the new rules set by the Brazilian Constitution of 1988, exchange rate appreciation and changes in the international competition - had distinct effects on each Brazilian industry. This article analyzes the technological, locacional and organizational strategies in three footwear firms. Based in four propositions, we evaluate the three types of strategies and how the differ in accordance with firm characteristics.

  3. Productividad en materia seca y captura de carbono en un sistema silvopastoril y un sistema tradicional en cinco fincas ganaderas de piedemonte en el departamento de Casanare

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    Estrella Cárdenas Castro

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue comparar, en cuanto a productividad en materia seca y captura de carbono, entre un sistema silvopastoril y un sistema tradicional en cinco fincas ganaderas de piedemonte del departamento de Casanare. En el lote experimental de cada finca se sembró una mezcla de cuatro especies de pastos, de los cuales Brachiaria brizantha fue la especie que tuvo un desarrollo exitoso en las cinco fincas, y con la cual se analizó su productividad en materia seca y captura de carbono. A los cinco meses después de la renovación de pastos en los lotes experimentales se obtuvo una productividad en materia seca entre 6,3 y 14,9 tMS/ha, y en captura de carbono entre 2,7 y 6,4 tCOT/ha; mientras que en los lotes tradicionales estuvo entre 4 y 5 tMS/ha, y en captura de carbono entre 1,7 y 2,9 tCOT/ha. A los 20 meses en los lotes experimentales se obtuvo una productividad en materia seca entre 12 y 13,7 tMS/ha, y en captura de carbono entre 4,1 y 4,5 tCOT/ha; mientras que en los lotes tradicionales estuvo entre 4,4 y 6,5 tMS/ha, y en captura de carbono entre 1,4 y 2,1 tCOT/ha. Esto indica que la renovación de praderas con pastos adecuados y el pastoreo de rotación favorecen la producción en materia seca y la captura de carbono.

  4. The Efficiency of Delone Coverings of the Canonical Tilings MATH {cal T}(*(A_4)) -> T^*(A4) and MATH {cal T}(*(D_6)) -> T^*(D6)

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    Papadopolos, Zorka; Kasner, Gerald

    This chapter is devoted to the coverings of the two quasiperiodic canonical tilings MATH {cal T}(*(A_4)) -> T^*(A4) and MATH {cal T}(*(D_6)) equiv {cal T}(*(2F)) -> T^*(D6) T^*(2F), obtained by projection from the root lattices A4 and D6, respectively. In the first major part of this chapter, in Sect. 5.2, we shall introduce a Delone covering MATH {cal C}(s_{{cal) T}(*(A_4)}) -> C^sT^*(A4) of the 2-dimensional decagonal tiling MATH {cal T}(*(A_4)) -> T^*(A4). In the second major part of this chapter, Sect. 5.3, we summarize the results related to the Delone covering of the icosahedral tiling MATH {cal T}(*(D_6)) -> T^*(D6), MATH {cal C}_{{cal T}(*(D_6)}) -> CT^*(D6) and determine the zero-, single-, and double- deckings and the resulting thickness of the covering. In the conclusions section, we give some suggestions as to how the definition of the Delone covering might be changed in order to reach some real (full) covering of the icosahedral tiling MATH {cal T}(*(D_6)) -> T^*(D6). In Section 5.2 the definition of the Delone covering is also changed in order to avoid an unnecessary large thickness of the covering.

  5. ${\\cal{KK}}\\text{MC-hh}$: Resummed Exact ${\\cal O}(\\alpha^2L)$ EW Corrections in a Hadronic MC Event Generator

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    Jadach, S; Was, Z A; Yost, S A

    2016-01-01

    We present an improvement of the MC event generator Herwiri2, where we recall the latter MC was a prototype for the inclusion of CEEX resummed EW corrections in hadron-hadron scattering at high cms energies. In this improvement the new exact ${\\cal O}(\\alpha^2L)$ resummed EW generator ${\\cal{KK}}$ MC 4.22, featuring as it does the CEEX realization of resummation in the EW sector, is put in union with the Herwig parton shower environment. The {\\rm LHE} format of the attendant output event file means that all other conventional parton shower environments are available to the would-be user of the resulting new MC. For this reason (and others -- see the text) we henceforth refer to the new improvement of the Herwiri2 MC as ${\\cal{KK}}\\text{MC-hh}$. Since this new MC features exact ${\\cal O}(\\alpha)$ pure weak corrections from the DIZET EW library and features the CEEX and the EEX YFS-style resummation of large multiple photon effects, it provides already the concrete path to 0.05\\% precision on such effects if we...

  6. Vasoespasmo coronariano induzido pela ecocardiografia sob estresse pela dobutamina-atropina Coronary spasm induced by dobutamine-atropine stress echocardiography

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    Fábio A. Bogaz

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Relatamos caso de mulher de 45 anos de idade, com antecedentes de hipertensão arterial sistêmica e tabagismo, submetida a ecocardiografia sob estresse pela dobutamina-atropina para investigação de doença arterial coronariana. No pico do estresse, a paciente apresentou dor precordial súbita e de forte intensidade. O eletrocardiograma de doze derivações revelou elevação do segmento ST nas derivações DII, DIII, aVF, V5 e V6 e depressão do segmento ST nas derivações DI, aVL, V2 e V3. Pela monitoração das imagens ecocardiográficas foi observado aparecimento de discinesia do septo inferior e acinesia da parede inferior do ventrículo esquerdo. O exame foi interrompido imediatamente, a paciente foi medicada e evoluiu com melhora da dor precordial e das alterações de motilidade segmentar. A angiografia coronariana revelou lesões coronarianas irregulares com menos de 50% de obstrução do diâmetro luminal. Trata-se de um caso de vasoespasmo coronariano induzido por estimulação alfa-adrenérgica durante a ecocardiografia sob estresse pela dobutamina-atropina.This is the report on a 45-year-old female, with a history of systemic arterial hypertension and cigarette smoking, submitted to dobutamine-atropine stress echocardiography for the investigation of coronary artery disease. At stress peak, the patient reported sudden, highly intense precordial pain. The 12-lead electrocardiogram showed ST segment elevation in DII, DIII, aVF, V5 and V6, and depression in DI, aVL, V2 and V3. Echocardiographic imaging monitoring showed dyskinesia of inferior septum and akinesia of inferior wall. The test was interrupted immediately. The patient was medicated and improved her precordial pain condition as well as wall motion abnormalities. Coronary angiography showed irregular coronary lesions with <50% luminal diameter obstruction. It is a case of coronary spasm induced by alpha-adrenergic stimulation during dobutamine-atropine stress

  7. Strengthening Pela-Gandong Alliance Based on John Rawls’ Theory of Justice

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    Juanrico A.S. Titahelu

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Pela-Gandong could be seen as an alliance among two or more villages in Central Maluku territory. Pela-Gandong, besides as brotherhood and friendship among them,this alliance also shared common purpose of cooperation and collective security. Conflict in the beginning of 1999 draws up public attention to the effectiveness of the principles which contains in pela-gandong alliance. Important question come forward because of the plurality condition among current Indonesian society. Should pela-gandong principles nowadays, still playing role to develope social, economy and cultural life of Maluku traditional society? The purpose of this writings is to find out the weaknesses of pela-gandong alliance(s. Based on this, it should offers some suggestion how to strengthening the principles of pela-gandong alliance into the state and the social life in Indonesia.

  8. Cogeneration and Carbon bonds: clean development; Cogeneracion y bonos de carbono: desarrollo limpio

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    Navarro Perez, Nidia [Facultad de Contaduria y Administracion, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2004-06-15

    The growing preoccupation for the environment in our country and its interest to ratify the Kyoto Protocol with respect to the contamination of the atmosphere, offers great opportunities for the cogeneration so that it fortifies the scientific and technological research and gives a good international image about the sustainable development and care of the environment, so that companies that invest in clean technology will be able to assign a monetary value to their environmental patrimony, this through the so called Green Bonds or Carbon Bonds, this opens a new dimension to finance projects by means of these bonds that can be negotiated at an international level; by means of the Clean of Energy Production the investment can be stimulated and revenues for projects that contribute to the sustainable development of the country and the power efficiency. At the moment the country has at least 13 projects in different analysis stages to enter the carbon bond market, which are presented as co-generation projects of energy, in addition to the formation of the Mexican Committee for Projects of Reduction and Capture of Gas Discharges of Greenhouse Effect. [Spanish] La creciente preocupacion por el medio ambiente en nuestro pais y su interes por ratificar el Protocolo de Kyoto en lo referente a la contaminacion de la atmosfera, ofrece grandes oportunidades para la cogeneracion de manera que fortalezca la investigacion cientifica y tecnologica y dar una buena imagen internacional en torno a temas de desarrollo sustentable y cuidado del medio ambiente, de manera que empresas que invierten en tecnologia limpia podran asignar un valor monetario a su patrimonio ambiental, esto a traves de los llamados Bonos Verdes o Bonos de Carbono, esto abre una dimension nueva para financiar proyectos por medio de estos bonos que pueden negociarse a nivel internacional; por medio de la Produccion Limpia de energia se puede estimular inversion y ganancias para proyectos que contribuyan al

  9. Apicidin对人舌鳞癌CAL-27细胞作用的初步研究%In vitro study on the Mechanisms of Apicidin in the treatment of human tongue squamous carcinoma cell line CAL -27

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    毛立民; 赵晶; 韩斯琴高娃; 李国松; 李国林; 郭福林

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨Apicidin对体外培养人舌鳞癌CAL-27细胞影响及作用机制.方法 体外培养人舌鳞癌CAL-27细胞,采用不同浓度的Apicidin作为实验组,并设立对照组,倒置显微镜观察细胞形态,CCK-8法检测细胞增殖、TUNEL、流式细胞仪检测Apicidin对CAL-27细胞凋亡作用.结果 Apicidin可显著抑制CAL-27细胞的生长(P<0.05),呈时间剂量依赖性.通过TUNEL法、流式细胞仪检测显示CAL-27细胞的凋亡,并且使CAL-27细胞停留在G2期.结论 Apicidin能显著抑制CAL-27的体外生长并能诱导细胞凋亡.%Objective To investigate the effects of Apicidin on human tongue squamous carcinoma cell line CAL-27 in vitro. Methods The human tongue squamous carcinoma CAL-27 cells were cultured regularly in medium with different concentration rations of Apicidin. Morphology of cells was examined by light microsope, proliferative activity of cells was assessed by CCK-8, the cell apoptoais was detected by TUN EL and FCM. Results A time dose-dependent significantly inhibited was detected in CAL-27 cells by Apicidin (P<0.05). Apicidin could induce the cell apoptosis of CAL-27 which revealed by TUNEL and FCM, and increase the proportion in G2/M phases of the cell cycle. Conclusion Apicidin significantly inhibited the growth of CAL-27 in vital and can induce apoptosis.

  10. Intoxicación por Monóxido de Carbono Poisoning by carbon monoxide

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    A. Sibón Olano

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Numerosos autores recomiendan la realización de análisis toxicológico, prácticamente en todos los casos forenses, especialmente, cuando tras el examen macroscópico no aparece suficientemente aclarada la causa de la muerte. La ausencia de lesiones patognomónicas en la mayoría de las intoxicaciones avalan la recomendación anterior; sin embargo, en algunos casos los hallazgos en la autopsia son indicativos del agente causal. Así vemos como la coloración rojo cereza de las livideces cadavéricas van a ser muy sugestivas de intoxicación por monóxido de carbono o cianuro.Several authors recommend to perform a toxicological analysis in practically every forensic autopsy, specifically when the macroscopical examination does not reveal sufficiently the cause of death. The absence of pathognomonic findings in the majority of poisonings support this recommendation. However; in some cases autopsy findings are indicative of the causative agent. For instance, the red cherry coloration from livor mortis are suggestive of a carbon monoxide or cyanide poisoning.

  11. Nanotubos de carbono aplicados às neurociências: perspectivas e desafios

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    Virginia Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Os nanotubos de carbono (NTCs são os nanomateriais mais promissores para aplicação terapêutica em doenças neurodegenerativas. Aplicações potenciais incluem sistemas de liberação controlada de fármacos, interfaces elétricas e substratos para crescimento celular. OBJETIVO: Descrever o estado da arte e as perspectivas e desafios da aplicação dos NTCs nas neurociências. MÉTODO: Procedeu-se a uma busca sistemática nos indexadores Medline, Lilacs e SciELO, utilizando os descritores "carbon nanotubes", "drug delivery", "electrical interface", "tissue regeneration", "neuroscience", "biocompatibility" e "nanotechnology", devidamente agrupados. RESULTADOS: A revisão da literatura evidenciou controvérsias nos estudos relativos à biocompatibilidade dos NTCs, embora tenha ratificado o seu potencial para a neuromedicina e neurociências. CONCLUSÃO: Os dados obtidos apontam a necessidade de estudos padronizados sobre as aplicações e interações dessas nanoestruturas com os sistemas biológicos.

  12. Bonos de carbono: financiarización del medioambiente en México

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    Vania López-Toache

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    Full Text Available El trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar las medidas de mitigación para la emisión de gases efecto invernadero ( GEI al medioambiente –bonos de carbono– establecidos en el Protocolo de Kyoto. Estos parten del estudio del Teorema de Coase, el cual plantea que el mercado asignará de manera adecuada los derechos de propiedad de las externalidades provocadas por los distintos agentes económicos. Por los resultados se puede afirmar que los bonos de carbono son una forma de financiarización del medioambiente, lo cual está creando en la práctica derechos de contaminación, lo que permite que los países industrializados y empresas contaminantes reduzcan sus emisiones de GEI en países subdesarrollados como México a través de proyectos de energía renovables donde les resulta más económico y rentable.

  13. PREPARACIÓN DE CATALIZADORES DE HIERRO Y COBALTO SOPORTADOS EN AEROGELES DE CARBONO

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    Ingrid Y. Aguilar

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    Full Text Available Se prepararon catalizadores de hierro y cobalto, soportados en aerogeles de carbono (AGC, por los métodos de humedad incipiente, intercambio catiónico y adición de una sal del metal a la mezcla precursora de los aerogeles. La caracterización de los catalizadores se realizó por adsorción de N2 a 77 K, descomposición con temperatura programada (DTP y difracción de rayos X (DRX. Se encontró que los catalizadores preparados por humedad incipiente e intercambio catiónico tienen una textura microporosa, mientras que los preparados por adición de la sal del metal a la mezcla inicial son mesoporosos. Los resultados de DTP muestran que la química superficial del aerogel está influida por el método de preparación y la naturaleza química del metal, y los análisis de DRX pusieron en evidencia que la matriz carbonosa de los aerogeles tiene un carácter reductor capaz de carburizar o reducir el metal incorporado.

  14. Aquisição de açúcar e perfil de macronutrientes na cesta de alimentos adquirida pelas famílias brasileiras (2002-2003) Sugar and overall macronutrient profile in the Brazilian family diet (2002-2003)

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    Renata Bertazzi Levy; Rafael Moreira Claro; Carlos Augusto Monteiro

    2010-01-01

    Avaliou-se a influência exercida pela aquisição de calorias de açúcar sobre a participação calórica dos demais macronutrientes da dieta. As estimativas deste estudo são baseadas em dados da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares realizada no Brasil pelo Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística entre julho de 2002 e junho de 2003. Modelos de regressão linear múltiplos foram utilizados para estudar a influência das calorias de açúcar sobre a participação calórica de cada um dos macronutriente...

  15. A descoberta da contingência pela teoria social

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    Franz Josef Brüseke

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    Full Text Available Historicamente, a contingência é pensada por Aristóteles, pela primeira vez, no seu texto peri hermeneias onde o filósofo introduz o conceito endechómenon, traduzido mais tarde como contingência. A descoberta da contingência reflete um novo estado de espírito nas obras de Weber, Parsons e Luhmann como na filosofia ocidental em Husserl, Heidegger, Camus, Sartre e outros, que se dão conta da dramaticidade das relações e fenômenos contingentes. Apesar da longa tradição da consciência da contingência no pensamento ocidental, é o advento do "pós-modernismo", relativamente tarde, que marca sua saída da latência. Autores como Lyotard, Maffesoli e Bauman exploram a descoberta da contingência no campo da teoria social e mostram que o mundo é necessariamente como é mas, também, poderia ser diferente. Nossa hipótese é que o caráter altamente contingente da técnica moderna, na medida em que esta penetra cada vez mais a sociedade contemporânea, afeta decisivamente o homem e seu modo de viver no mundo; desta maneira o problema da contingência ganha relevância sociológica.

  16. Disponibilidade de metais pesados em Latossolo com aplicação superficial de escória, lama cal, lodos de esgoto e calcário Heavy metal exchangeable in an Oxisol with surface application of flue dust, aqueous lime, sewage sludge and limestone

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    Juliano Corulli Corrêa; Leonardo Theodoro Büll; Wanderley da Silva Paganini; Iraê Amaral Guerrini

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar alguns atributos químicos do solo e a disponibilidade de cádmio (Cd), cromo (Cr), níquel (Ni), mercúrio (Hg), chumbo (Pb) e arsênio (As), por meio da extração pelo DTPA, em conseqüência da aplicação superficial de escória de aciaria, lama cal e lodos de esgoto centrifugados e de biodigestores, nas doses 0 (testemunha), 2, 4 e 8 Mg ha-1 e um tratamento adicional composto pela calagem superficial na dose 2 Mg ha-1. O experimento foi conduzido em delineament...

  17. The EuroSprite2005 Observational Campaign: an example of training and outreach opportunities for CAL young scientists

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    O. Chanrion; Crosby, N. B.; E. Arnone; Boberg, F.; van der Velde, O.; Odzimek, A.; Mika, Á.; Enell, C.-F.; Berg, P; M. Ignaccolo; Steiner, R. J.; Laursen, S.; Neubert, T.

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    International audience The four year "Coupling of Atmospheric Layers (CAL)" EU FP5 Research Training Network project studied unanswered questions related to transient luminous events (sprites, jets and elves) in the upper atmosphere. Consisting of ten scientific work-packages CAL also included intensive training and outreach programmes for the young scientists hired. Educational activities were based on the following elements: national PhD programmes, activities at CAL and other meetings, ...

  18. A POTENCIALIDADE DOS CRÉDITOS DE CARBONO NA GERAÇÃO DE LUCRO ECONÔMICO SUSTENTÃ VEL DA ATIVIDADE DE REFLORESTAMENTO

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    Rezende, Amaury Jose; Dalmacio, Flavia Zoboli; Ribeiro, Maisa de Sousa

    2012-01-01

    Objetivou-se, neste artigo, analisar as possíveis transações econômicas decorrentes das atividades de reflorestamento e como os mecanismos dos créditos de carbono e crédito de reposição podem representar incentivos econômicos ao processo de criação de atividades sustentáveis ao setor de reflorestamento. Dentre essas transações, destaca-se a instituição do mercado de crédito de carbono na geração de lucro econômico sustentável. Esse mercado de crédito de carbono caracteriza-se como uma alterna...

  19. Matching the $D^6 {\\cal R}^4$ interaction at two-loops

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    D'Hoker, Eric; Pioline, Boris; Russo, Rodolfo

    2015-01-01

    The coefficient of the $D^6 {\\cal R}^4$ interaction in the low energy expansion of the two-loop four-graviton amplitude in type II superstring theory is known to be proportional to the integral of the Zhang-Kawazumi (ZK) invariant over the moduli space of genus-two Riemann surfaces. We demonstrate that the ZK invariant is an eigenfunction with eigenvalue 5 of the Laplace-Beltrami operator in the interior of moduli space. Exploiting this result, we evaluate the integral of the ZK invariant explicitly, finding agreement with the value of the two-loop $D^6 {\\cal R}^4$ interaction predicted on the basis of S-duality and supersymmetry. A review of the current understanding of the $D^{2p} {\\cal R}^4$ interactions in type II superstring theory compactified on a torus $T^d$ with $p \\leq 3$ and $d \\leq 4$ is included.

  20. CalFUSE v3: A Data-Reduction Pipeline for the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer

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    Dixon, W V; Barrett, P E; Civeit, T; Dupuis, J; Fullerton, A W; Godard, B; Hsu, J C; Kaiser, M E; Kruk, J W; Lacour, S; Lindler, D J; Massa, D; Robinson, R D; Romelfanger, M L; Sonnentrucker, P

    2007-01-01

    Since its launch in 1999, the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) has made over 4600 observations of some 2500 individual targets. The data are reduced by the Principal Investigator team at the Johns Hopkins University and archived at the Multimission Archive at Space Telescope (MAST). The data-reduction software package, called CalFUSE, has evolved considerably over the lifetime of the mission. The entire FUSE data set has recently been reprocessed with CalFUSE v3.2, the latest version of this software. This paper describes CalFUSE v3.2, the instrument calibrations upon which it is based, and the format of the resulting calibrated data files.

  1. Frontline CALS - Extranet Enabled Support of Customer Relations Based on Product State Information

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    Larsen, Michael Holm; Franck, Lesley Robert; Pedersen, Mogens Kühn

    The electronic economy has proliferated during the past decade. Many initiatives are launched in order to support customer's interaction with the company, however, often fragmented. A more holistic approach is provided in this article. The article suggests a business model in the era of electronic...... commerce called Frontline CALS. Frontline CALS integrate three bodies of knowledge, i.e. Continuous Acquisition and Lifecycle Support, Electronic Commerce, and the Customer Consumption Chain in order to construct a concept that enhances the service quality for customers with time critical operations. The...... essence of Frontline CALS is that it combines a product and a customer view with the aim of enhancing the service quality offered by the dealers in collaboration with the producer. The article further provides empirical insight from an early prototype implementation of a Web Service System intended to...

  2. L’Observatoire numérique Nouvelle-Calédonie

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    Charlotte Ullmann

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    Full Text Available Ses missions consistent à observer le développement numérique et favoriser l’animation territoriale des acteurs en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Parrainée par l’association calédonienne pour les technologies de l’information et de la communication (ACTIC et le ministère en charge de l’économie numérique du Gouvernement de Nouvelle-Calédonie nommé depuis mai 2009, une mission d’étude a été menée depuis juin 2010 pour définir les contours d’un Observatoire numérique. A travers cette étude, il s’agissai...

  3. Aspects of screening and confinement in a topologically massive $U{\\left( 1 \\right)_{\\cal W}} \\times U{(1)_{\\cal Y}}$ Chern-Simons-Higgs theory

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    Gaete, Patricio

    2016-01-01

    By using the gauge-invariant but path-dependent, variables formalism, we consider a recently proposed topologically massive $U{\\left( 1 \\right)_{\\cal W}} \\times U{(1)_{\\cal Y}}$ Chern-Simons-Higgs theory in $2+1$ dimensions. In particular, we inspect the impact of a Chern-Simons mixing term between two Abelian gauge fields on physical observables. We pursue our investigation by analysing the model in two different situations. In the first case, where we integrate out the massive excitation and consider an effective model for the massless field, we show that the interaction energy contains a linear term leading to the confinement of static charge probes along with a screening contribution. The second situation, where the massless field can be exactly integrated over with its constraint duly taken into account, the interesting feature is that the resulting effective model describes a purely screening phase, without any trace of a confining regime.

  4. Reservorios y flujos de carbono en un gradiente de intensificación de usos del suelo de un ecosistema mediterráneo: factores de control y capacidad de secuestro de carbono

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    Almagro Bonmatí, María

    2011-01-01

    Se estudia el ciclo del carbono en diferentes usos del suelo (uso forestal, campo agrícola abandonado y olivar de secano) de un ecosistema mediterráneo ante la perspectiva del cambio climático. La hipótesis general de esta tesis es que los cambios en los patrones (estructura y distribución espacial) y tipo de vegetación resultantes de la intensificación de los usos del suelo causarán alteraciones en las condiciones microclimáticas (temperatura y humedad del suelo) y en las características del...

  5. Estudi constructiu i proposta de rehabilitació de la Masia Cal Mata ( Albinyana )

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    Muñoz Aragón, Sergi; Solé Alcàcer, Marc

    2013-01-01

    L’objectiu d’aquest treball és explicar l’evolució històrica de la masia Cal Mata i del seu entorn, analitzar quin és el seu estat actual, realitzar l’aixecament gràfic inexistent fins ara i realitzar una proposta de rehabilitació encarada a un canvi d’ús de l’actual masia a una masia rural. La masia Cal Mata ha estat dividida en dues zones. Una zona més antiga, que correspondria a la part oest, on hi trobem a la planta baixa els trasters per guardar material i a la planta pis les...

  6. Spatial structure of the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe

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    Seppä, H.; H. J. B. Birks; Giesecke, T.; D. Hammarlund; Alenius, T.; Antonsson, K.; Bjune, A.E.; Heikkilä, M.; MacDonald, G. M.; Ojala, A. E. K.; Telford, R J; Veski, S.

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    A synthesis of well-dated high-resolution pollen records suggests a spatial structure in the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe. The temperate, thermophilous tree taxa, especially Corylus, Ulmus, and Alnus, decline abruptly between 8300 and 8000 cal yr BP at most sites located south of 61° N, whereas there is no clear change in pollen values at the sites located in the North-European tree-line region. Pollen-based quantitat...

  7. The Framework Model of Supply-Chain Process in CALS Environment

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    2002-01-01

    E-supply chain is the trend of the supply chain ma na gement. However, building E-supply chain depends on business process improvemen t and re-engineering, which becomes one of the important aspects in supply chai n management. However, the supply chain process re-engineering and improvement is constrained because of lack of integrating operation framework and standards based on information management. We find that the idea of CALS origins from DoD of USA can solve the problems very well. CALS is the abb...

  8. L’élevage de la crevette bleue en Nouvelle -Calédonie

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    Della Patrona, Luc; Brun, Pierre; Peignon, Jean-marie

    2009-01-01

    Ce poster présente l'ouvrage homonyme qui représente une somme de connaissances considérable sur l’élevage de la crevette bleue Litopenaeus stylirostris en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Les différents aspects de l’élevage y sont détaillés avec de nombreux exemples très concrets et une iconographie abondante, 320 pages,101 figures, 49 photos, 85 tableaux, près de 500 références bibliographiques. Cet ouvrage satisfera naturellement les professionnels de la crevetticulture en Nouvelle-Calédonie et au delà...

  9. CMOS optical sensor and readout electronics for LumiCal Alignment System

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    The silicon-tungsten calorimeter LumiCal, located in very forward region of the future detector at the International Linear Collider, is proposed for precisely luminosity measurement. One of the requirements to fulfil this task is available information on the actual position of the calorimeter relative to the beam interaction area which should be known with accuracy of a few micrometers. In this paper we present project measurement unit for the positioning of the LumiCal electron detector by optical method using a laser beam and a CMOS sensor. (author)

  10. High temporal Resolution Fire History in Eastern Africa: the Last 16 kyr cal. BP

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    Vanniere, B.; Carcaillet, C.; Garcin, Y.; Vullien, A.; Williamson, D.

    2004-12-01

    Charcoal series, based on a high temporal resolution analysis, at Lake Massoko (9°20' S, 33° 45' E, 770 a.s.l., SW Tanzania) reveals numerous changes of fire regime over the last 16 kyr cal BP. Data are based on the tallying of charcoal from 700 continuous 1 cm thick samples along a 7m long sequence. The structure of charcoal particles is well preserved with an length:width ratio superior to 5; this appears to testify to the local provenance of the material studied and to the rapid transport of particles to the lake. The majority of particles belongs to herbaceous cuticles produced by savanna or bush fires. Time control is supported by 14 radiocarbon dates. Mean time resolution per sample of 17 yr provides the first long detailed biomass burning record in Africa. This record evidences frequent fires events during the last 16 kyr, indicating that fire is a key component of east African ecosystems since, at least, the last glacial stage up to present. From 16 to 12 kyr cal BP, the charcoal influx into the lake is low except during two specific sequences, between 13.5-12.5 kyr cal BP and 14.5-14 kyr cal BP. These may correspond to more arid or more biomass-available phases. Around 10 kyr cal BP, at the early Holocene a greater influx of charcoal is recorded in the lake, probably as a result of a high fire regime likely triggered by severe droughts. Between 8.3 and 1.7 kyr cal BP, the charcoal influx displays a cyclic fire history of ca. 500 yr. Low fire regime, between 3.5-2.5, 5.5-5 and 7.5-7 kyr cal BP, correspond to wetter periods. About 12 sequences of fire increase and decrease are highlighted, which appears to support a high climatic variability during the middle-Holocene. After 1.7 kyr BP, there is a long lasting increase of charcoal influx into the lake, as observed by black carbon analysis (Thevenon et al., 2003). This particular period, without analog since 16 kyr cal BP, is consistent with the development of Iron Age settlements in the region, slash

  11. Manual de Boas Práticas na Indústria do Calçado

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    Martins, Sónia Dias

    2013-01-01

    O presente trabalho de projeto intitulado “Manual de Boas Práticas Ambientais na Indústria do Calçado” visa servir como um instrumento orientador de gestão ambiental, com o objetivo de aperfeiçoar comportamentos, atitudes e práticas. O setor do calçado foi selecionado para o desenvolvimento do trabalho de projeto, devido à sua extrema importância na estrutura industrial portuguesa, responsável pelo crescimento contínuo e sustentado a nível nacional, assim como contribui para as contas externa...

  12. QIE12: A New High-Performance ASIC for the ATLAS TileCal Upgrade

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    Drake, Gary; The ATLAS collaboration; Proudfoot, James; Stanek, Robert; Chekanov, Sergei

    2015-01-01

    We present results on the QIE12, a custom ASIC, being developed for the ATLAS TileCal Phase 2 Upgrade. The design features 1.5 fC sensitivity, more than 17 bits of dynamic range with logarithmic response, and an on-chip TDC with one nanosecond resolution. It has a programmable shunt output for monitoring the integrated current. The device operates with no dead-time at 40 MHz, making it ideal for calorimetry at the LHC. We present bench measurements and integration studies that characterize the performance, radiation tolerance measurements, and the design for the ATLAS TileCal detector for the Phase 2 Upgrade.

  13. Dispositivo y método para la síntesis de grafeno en polvo a partir de una fuente de carbono

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    Rincón, Rocío; Calzada Canalejo, María Dolores; Melero, Cristóbal

    2016-01-01

    La presente invención se encuadra en el campo de la producción de nanoestructuras de carbono y más especialmente se refiere a un procedimiento de síntesis de grafeno. Los autores de la invención han diseñado el dispositivo y desarrollado un procedimiento para la síntesis de grafeno en polvo a partir de la descomposición de una fuente de carbono por un plasma de microondas a presión atmosférica. El plasma se genera en el extremo de un vástago por el que circ...

  14. Estimación de la huella de carbono en una planta extractora de aceite de palma en Colombia: estudio de caso

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    Moreno García, José Edwin

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo de grado presenta una estimación de la Huella de Carbono que la empresa Guaicaramo S.A. generó durante el año de estudio. La metodología aplicada permitió determinar la actividad del proceso de extracción de aceite de palma que contribuye en mayor proporción al incremento de este indicador. Los resultados obtenidos pueden ser utilizados como una línea base para para el control de emisiones por parte de la empresa. Se estimó la emisión de los gases dióxido de carbono, metan...

  15. A incorporação de calcário em sistema plantio direto consolidado reduz o estoque de carbono em macroagregados do solo

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    Renato Yagi; Jonez Fidalski; Cássio Antonio Tormena

    2014-01-01

    Estoques de carbono em macroagregados do solo possuem relação com a taxa de sequestro de C no solo em sistema plantio direto. Objetivou-se avaliar os estoques de carbono em macroagregados (12,5-19,0mm) em função do revolvimento ocasional e/ou da calagem de um Latossolo Vermelho Distroférrico típico textura muito argilosa, sob sistema plantio direto há 17 anos em Pato Branco, sudoeste do Paraná. A partir de outubro de 2009, foi avaliado um experimento em parcelas sub-subdivididas, tendo como p...

  16. Niveles de carbono orgánico total en el Suelo de Conservación del Distrito Federal, centro de México

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    Gilberto Vela Correa; Jorge López Blanco; María de Lourdes Rodríguez Gamiño

    2012-01-01

    El Suelo de Conservación (SC) del Distrito Federal es un reservorio de carbono, por lo que es importante contar con datos sobre su capacidad de almacenamiento bajo diferentes tipos de cobertura vegetal. En este trabajo se estimó el contenido de carbono orgánico total en suelos (COS) de áreas con cobertura de bosque, uso agrícola y en áreas reforestadas. Se delimitaron unidades geomorfogenéticas que sirvieron de base para el muestreo de suelos. En total se estudiaron 50 sitios con muestras ...

  17. Preparación de catalizadores de Co-Mo soportados en aerogeles de carbono para la obtención de combustibles líquidos

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    Garcia Rosero, María Helena

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo de tesis se realizó con el objetivo de explorar el uso de aerogeles de carbono como soportes de Co y Co-Mo para ser empleados en la obtención de combustibles líquidos por la síntesis de Fischer Tropsch. Se prepararon cuatro aerogeles de carbono a partir de una mezcla de resorcinol y formaldehído, variando únicamente la relación molar resorcinol/ catalizador de polimerización entre 50 y 800 en el proceso de síntesis; los materiales obtenidos presentan características textur...

  18. Valoración económica del manglar por el almacenamiento de carbono, Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta.

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    Arnold De la Peña; Cesar Augusto Rojas; Marlon De la Peña

    2010-01-01

    La Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta (CGSM) genera diferentes bienes y servicios ambientales, por ejemplo, sumidero de carbono, hábitat de flora y fauna, despensa de alimentos y materias primas, entre otros. Se presenta una aproximación a la cuantificación monetaria del servicio de almacenamiento de carbono, con el fin de establecer información base para las decisiones de su uso. Lo anterior se hizo con base en muestreo de campo de 15 árboles de manglar y en mediciones realizadas en cuatro estaci...

  19. Tecnologías de membranas para la recuperación de hidrógeno y monóxido de carbono de gases residuales

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    David, Oana Cristina

    2012-01-01

    RESUMEN: Esta tesis doctoral está enfocada hacia la separación y recuperación de hidrogeno y monóxido de carbono de efluentes gaseosos residuales procedentes de procesos industriales de combustión mediante la tecnología de membranas. Se ha definido como caso de estudio la corriente de gases generada en la fabricación de negro de carbono. Se espera que el uso de tecnologías de separación con membranas permita obtener en el lado del permeado de la membrana una corriente enriquecida en hidrógeno...

  20. Cálculo de la Huella de Carbono del Máster en Ingeniería Ambiental de la Universidad de Valladolid. Curso 2014 - 2015

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    Bermejo Martínez, Beatriz

    2015-01-01

    Desde el siglo XIX, coincidiendo con la era de la industrialización, está clara la contribución de los gases de efecto invernadero al aumento del cambio climático natural. El cálculo de la huella de carbono es un muy indicador y una buena herramienta para identificar las fuentes de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero de una organización, producto o evento. Por eso, se calcula la huella de carbono del Máster en Ingeniería Ambiental durante el curso 2014 - 2015. Más de la mitad de las emis...

  1. Gestión ambiental empresarial: cálculo de la huella de carbono en la industria vitivinícola.

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    Rosa Ana Rodriguez; Adriana Belfort Martinez; Stella Maris Udaquiola

    2014-01-01

    La huella de carbono es un indicador ambiental que busca cuantificar la cantidad de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GHG). Su medición se convierte en una herramienta que permite trabajar bajo el concepto de eco-eficiencia e identificar oportunidades de reducción de consumo energético, ya que este último es la principal fuente de emisión de GHG a nivel mundial. El presente trabajo aplica la metodología PAS 2050:2011 para la medición de la huella de carbono, en la producción del vino ...

  2. Oxidação electrocatalítica de hidratos de carbono utilizando complexos de metais de transição

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    Cunha, Paula Cristina Bastos Ferreira Leal

    2006-01-01

    Os hidratos de carbono podem ser convertidos em produtos químicos, energia, têxteis, materiais de construção, papel e muitos outros produtos industriais. Estes constituem uma matéria prima barata, renovável e facilmente disponível. No início dos anos noventa, 95% da biomassa produzida eram hidratos de carbono e correspondiam a duzentos biliões de toneladas. Nos dias de hoje, apenas 3 a 5% desta biomassa são utilizados em termos industriais. Os restantes sofrem degradação e são reciclado...

  3. Uso de arcillas fibrosas como coadyuvantes para mejorar la dispersión y estabilidad coloidal de nanotubos de carbono de medios hidrofílicos

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    Moreira Martins Fernandes, Francisco Miguel; Ruiz-Hitzky, Eduardo

    2009-01-01

    Uso de arcillas fibrosas como coadyuvantes para mejorar la dispersión y estabilidad coloidal de nanotubos de carbono en medios hidrofílicos. La presente invención se refiere a una composición estable que comprende nanotubos de carbono en un medio líquido polar mediante su asociación a arcillas fibrosas (sepiolita o palygorskita) como coadyuvante para lograr dicha dispersión. La presente invención se refiere al procedimiento de obtención de la composición como una dispe...

  4. El uso de las cubiertas verdes como reducción de la huella de carbono por absorción vegetal. Caso de Villaverde

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    Jorge Miguel Carretero Monteagudo

    2013-01-01

    ResumenEl tema de este trabajo es a grandes rasgos la comprobación de la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes en la reducción de la huella de carbono, centrándonos exclusivamente en las capacidades asimilativas del dióxido de carbono de la vegetación contenida sobre estas cubiertas. La presente comprobación de la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes, fue realizada sobre el contexto del distrito de Villaverde en la Periferia Sur de Madrid. Sobre este distrito, se analizaron diferentes factores en rela...

  5. Aplicación de biosensores amperométricos de polisulfona/nanotubos de carbono en el análisis de muestras reales

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    Pérez Rafael, Sandra

    2012-01-01

    La investigación llevada a cabo en la presente tesis doctoral describe el desarrollo de biosensores basados en membranas de polisulfona y nanotubos de carbono (PS/CNT). Este tipo de membranas ha permitido la incorporación de diferentes biomoléculas como hormonas, anticuerpos y enzimas, de manera rápida y fácil gracias a la técnica de inversión de fase. Además, el uso de nanotubos de carbono confiere al material excelentes propiedades eléctricas, permitiendo su uso como transductor. Inicial...

  6. Propriedades mecânicas, tribológicas e térmicas de nanocompósitos de PLLA com nanotubos de carbono de paredes múltiplas

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    Jonas Bertholdi

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho são estudados os efeitos da adição de nanotubos de carbono de parede múltipla (NCPM em uma matriz de Poli(L-ácido láctico (PLLA. Foras avaliadas duas rotas distintas de dispersão dos NCPM, uma utilizando agitação mecânica em solvente e a outra utilizando sonificação de alta energia em solvente. As propriedades mecânicas destes nanocompósitos foram avaliadas utilizando nanoindentação e microdureza vickers. Através da calorimetria exploratória diferencial foram determinadas as propriedades térmicas dos nanocompósitos (Tg, Tc, Tm e cristalinidade obtidas. Por último, as propriedades tribológicas foram determinadas através de ensaios de deslizamento do tipo pino sobre disco, onde foram utilizadas diferentes cargas normais. As propriedades mecânicas e térmicas não foram significativamente afetadas pela adição do nanotubos, o que não se repetiu nas propriedades tribológicas, onde tanto o método de dispersão quanto a concentração de NCPM afetaram as propriedades. A micrografia das trilhas de desgaste sugere ainda que o mecanismo atuante foi modificado com a incorporação dos nanotubos, o mesmo pode ter acontecido nas amostras sonificadas.

  7. Aperfeiçoamento da técnica de Soldagem Pontual por Fricção (FSpW para união de poliamida 6 e laminado de poliamida 66 com fibra de carbono

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    Joel Gonçalves

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available A Soldagem Pontual por Fricção ('Friction Spot Welding - FSpW' é uma técnica inovadora que foi desenvolvida e patenteada em 2005 pelo centro de pesquisa alemão Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG. A técnica apresenta ciclos rápidos, baixo custo operacional e gera soldas com alto desempenho mecânico. Foi inicialmente projetada para a soldagem de ligas metálicas leves. A soldagem de polímeros é alvo de pesquisas recentes e a soldagem de compósitos poliméricos por FSpW ainda é inédita. Este estudo demonstrou a viabilidade técnica da soldagem de chapa de poliamida 6 (PA6 e laminado de poliamida 66 e fibra de carbono (CF-PA66 por FSpW. O histórico térmico, o acabamento superficial, a microestrutura da região da solda e a resistência mecânica ao cisalhamento de juntas sobrepostas PA6/CF-PA66 foram investigados. O aumento do tamanho do anel de fixação da ferramenta original, projetada para a soldagem de metais, possibilitou a seleção de parâmetros de soldagem que resultaram em grande aporte térmico, resultando no aumento da área soldada, num menor entalhe (inscrição deixado pela ferramenta na amostra, produzindo melhoria no acabamento superficial da solda. Essa otimização resultou em uma junta PA6/CF-PA66 com resistência ao cisalhamento de 35 MPa (2196 N, com fratura predominante na placa superior de PA6.

  8. Aplicación del mercado de carbono en pequeñas centrales hidroeléctricas

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    Duque Grisales, Eduardo Alexander

    2014-01-01

    Con la creación del Protocolo de Kioto se introdujo en la sociedad una nueva preocupación acerca de la necesidad de limitar la cantidad de emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero (GEI). Esta preocupación ha llevado a la creación de un nuevo mercado: el Mercado de Carbono, escenario a través del cual se desea crear un precio común para este elemento. En este mercado se otorga un tipo de bonos llamados “certificados de reducción de emisiones” (CERs) a los proyectos que por su actividad reducen...

  9. Formas de carbono orgánico en suelos con diferentes usos en el departamento del Magdalena (Colombia)

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    José Rafael Vásquez-Polo; Felipe Macías-Vázquez; Juan Carlos Menjivar-Flores

    2011-01-01

    Las fracciones de materia orgánica del suelo (MOS) lábiles y humificadas pueden ser afectadas por las prácticas de uso y manejo; sin embargo el impacto de estos cambios no se ha evaluado en suelos y ambientes tropicales. El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar los contenidos y algunas formas de carbono orgánico del suelo (COS) en cinco zonas de clima cálido tropical (0 - 1110 m.s.n.m.) del departamento del Magdalena (Colombia) y el efecto que sobre ellas han tenido las prácticas asocia...

  10. DESARROLLO DE UN CATALIZADOR ESTABLE DE NIQUEL SOBRE ALUMINA PARA EL REFORMADO DE METANO CON DIOXIDO DE CARBONO

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    Becerra, A; M. DIMITRIJEWITS; C. ARCIPRETE; A. CASTRO-LUNA

    2000-01-01

    Un catalizador de Ni (10.6% p/p) soportado sobre gamma alúmina, reducido a alta temperatura (> 1100 K), resultó activo y estable para el reformado de metano con dióxido de carbono. El soporte de gama alúmina fue obtenido por una técnica sol-gel. El catalizador mantuvo su actividad durante más de 100 horas a 973 K, produciendo muy poco coque (< 1% en peso). Los resultados experimentales de actividad fueron analizados satisfactoriamente a la luz de un modelo pseudo homogéneoNi (10.6 wt.-%) supp...

  11. Ensayo balístico de laminados de fibra de carbono y núcleo de Honeycomb

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    Armero Presa, Fernando

    2013-01-01

    Las estructuras sándwich son cada vez más utilizadas y están adquiriendo una gran importancia por sus particulares características de ligereza y alta resistencia. Este Proyecto Fin de Carrera se centra en el comportamiento de laminados de fibra de carbono con núcleo de honeycomb frente a impactos de alta velocidad, con el fin de estudiar la influencia del núcleo en estos casos, y obtener unas dimensiones óptimas de éste para alcanzar la mejor relación entre el peso del panel sá...

  12. Existencias y tasas de incremento neto de la biomasa y del carbono en bosques primarios y secundarios de Colombia

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    Orrego Suaza, Sergio Alonso; Del Valle Arango, Jorge Ignacio

    2002-01-01

    En 33 parcelas permanentes de 1000 m2 (0,1 ha) en bosques primarios y 77 parcelas permanentes de 500 m (0,05 ha) en bosques secundarios, para un área de muestreo de 7,15 ha, se estimaron las existencias de biomasa y del carbono almacenado en los siguientes compartimientos: biomasa aérea, necromasa, biomasa subterránea y suelo. La biomasa aérea total viva en los bosques primarios promedió 246,542 t/ha, representada 92,42% por árboles y arbustos dicotiledóneos, 5,93% en palmas (3,58% la pa...

  13. Síntesis, Activación Química y Aplicaciones de Nanoestructuras de Carbono

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    Jiménez Cotillas, Vicente

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo forma parte de un amplio programa de investigación sobre la preparación de nanoestructuras de carbono y su aplicación en procesos de interés energético, industrial y medioambiental que, desde el año 2003 hasta la actualidad, se está desarrollando en el Departamento de Ingeniería Química de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Durante las últimas décadas se ha asistido al inicio de una revolución científica basada en la capacidad de medir, manipular y organizar l...

  14. Distribuição dos agregados e carbono orgânico influenciados por manejos agroecológicos.

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    Loss, Arcângelo; Pereira, Marcos Gervasio; Schultz, Nivaldo; Ferreira, Edilene Pereira; Silva, Eliane Maria Ribeiro da; Beutler, Sidinei Julio

    2009-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a influência do manejo agroecológico na distribuição dos agregados estáveis em água e no teor de carbono orgânico dos agregados em diferentes coberturas vegetais. Foram selecionadas cinco áreas, a saber: sistema agroflorestal; cultivo de figo (Ficus carica L.); consórcio maracujá (Passiflora edulis S.)–Desmodium sp.; cultivo de feijão (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), em manejo convencional, e cultivo de milho (Zea mays L.), em plantio direto. Em cada área, foram ...

  15. Redox index of soil carbon stability Índice redox de estabilidade do carbono do solo

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    Marihus Altoé Baldotto

    2010-10-01

    carbono, teores de quinonas e de radicais livres semiquinonas, carbono aromático e intensidade de fluorescência dos ácidos húmicos, mostraram estreitas relações com o RICS. Os solos menos intemperizados, com argilas mais ativas e mais alta fertilidade apresentaram maior RICS. Os solos sob longo tempo de manejo com cana-de-açúcar mostraram RICS seguindo a ordem decrescente: cana crua, cana queimada com vinhaça, cana queimada sem vinhaça.

  16. OPORTUNIDADES DO MERCADO DE CRÉDITO DE CARBONO PARA USINAS SUCROALCOOLEIRAS DO BRASIL

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    RODRIGUES, Elaine Miranda

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Because of production and competitiveness in industry and technology, the global climate is in constant change, involving important discussions about this issue, for example, the increaseof carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by industrially countries. The questions have as objective to revert the situation, involving some steps and processes that demonstrate the importance of this discussion as an current model of sustainable use of nature. From these negotiations that Kyoto’s Protocol was created, generating new income resources. The general objective of this paper was to investigate, by literature, what opportunities are been created to the firms, specially of cane sugar cultivation – animportant segment to invest cause of the energy co-generation projects – with the purpose to reduce the environmental damage and increase the incomes, by the concept of Clean DevelopmentMechanism. After an important process of interviews we can conclude that there are opportunities to the firms of cane sugar process and cultivation, because of the national and international demand by clean energy use.Com o aumento da produção e competitividade no ramo industrial e tecnológico, o climado planeta vem passando por constantes transformações, envolvendo sérias discussões sobre o assunto, aexemplo disso, o aumento de gás carbônico lançado na atmosfera por países mais industrializados. Oquestionamento tem como relevância reverter à situação em que se encontra o mundo, envolvendoalgumas das etapas que demonstram a importância do assunto no modelo atual de consumo sustentável danatureza. E a partir de negociações como essas é que se deu a origem do Protocolo de Kyoto em 1997 noJapão, que estipula metas de redução das emissões de poluição para países mais desenvolvidos, ofertandoassim a possibilidade de países em desenvolvimento comercializarem emissões no Mercado de Crédito deCarbono, gerando uma nova fonte de renda. O

  17. Diagnóstico nutricional de crianças de zero a cinco anos atendidas pela rede municipal de saúde em área urbana da região sul do Brasil, 1988 Nutritional diagnosis of children under five years of age assisted by the municipal health network an urban area in the Southern Region of Brazil, 1988

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    Erica Ell; Lydia M.M. Loureiro; Silvia A. Gugelmin; Sônia M.R. Cruz

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    Como um dos requisitos para a operacionalização do Sistema de Vigilância Alimentar e Nutricional (SISVAN) no município de Curitiba, PR, Brasil, foi realizado um levantamento epidemiológico retrospectivo com dados de 1988, que buscou através do exame antropométrico conhecer a prevalência e as formas de desnutrição calórico-protéico de crianças menores de cinco anos atendidas pela Rede Municipal de Saúde de Curitiba. Numa amostra de 4.213 crianças encontrou-se pela Classificação de Gòmez 28,1% ...

  18. CAMBIOS EN LAS RESERVAS DE CARBONO ORGÁNICO DEL SUELO BAJO DIFERENTES COBERTURAS

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    José I. Bojórquez Serrano

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Las reservas de carbono orgánico en los suelos (COS y sus cambios en el tiempo son un tema ambiental de actualidad, asimismo las pérdidas de COS que ocurren con la conversión de ecosistemas naturales a agrosistemas, contribuyen con emisiones a la atmósfera, al calentamiento global y el cambio climático. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar los cambios en las reservas de COS bajo diferentes coberturas de la cuenca del río Mololoa, Nayarit, México. El análisis de los cambios se realiza por diferencia en las reservas de COS en los primeros 20 cm de 13 perfiles de suelos con diferentes coberturas, dos en bosques de encino, dos en bosques de pino, uno en pastizal, uno en cultivo de aguacate y siete en terrenos cultivados con caña de azúcar. Las coberturas estables de bosque y pastizal generan ganancias en las reservas de COS; siendo el pastizal el que registra la mayor cantidad (2,65 Mg ha -1 año -1 , seguido por el bosque de encino (0,40-0,47 Mg ha -1 año -1 , el bosque de pino (0,15-0,38 Mg ha -1 año -1 y la arboleda de aguacate (0,29 Mg ha -1 año -1 . Mientras que la cobertura de cultivo de caña de azúcar generó pérdidas en las reservas de COS, entre 0,12-0,84 Mg ha -1 año -1

  19. Sistema de seguridad para elaborar nanopartículas de carbono a escala de laboratorio

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    Dania Soguero González

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Las nanopartículas de carbono (NPC han sido de las más utilizadas, debido a sus propiedades. Muchas de estas propiedades que hacen tan útil a las NPC también pueden hacerlas tóxicas para las células y el organismo y por lo tanto deben ser manipuladas con precaución. El Centro de Aplicaciones Tecnológicas y Desarrollo Nuclear (CEADEN está desarrollando un programa de investigación que incluye la síntesis NPC usando el método de descarga de arco sumergida en agua. En este trabajo se describe el sistema de nanoseguridad implementado en los laboratorios del CEADEN para el desarrollo de las mejores prácticas con NPC. Dicho sistema se construyó sobre la base de un análisis de seguridad. Se usó el método ¿Qué pasa si? y un procedimiento que emplea un árbol de decisiones que permite clasificar los laboratorios en clases de acuerdo a niveles de peligrosidad. Se identificaron los peligros de importancia significativa. Para la estimación del riesgo de estas se construyó una matriz Probabilidad/Consecuencia, donde se reflejó el riesgo asociado a cada uno de los eventos analizados y se clasificó en las categorías de alto, medio y bajo riesgo. Finalmente, se procedió a implementar las medidas de protección personal, técnicas y organizativas definidas a partir del análisis de riesgo efectuado en forma de procedimientos.

  20. Microbiological corrosion in low carbon steels; Corrosion microbiologica en aceros de bajo carbono

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    Medina-Custodio, O; Ortiz-Prado, A; Jacobo-Armendariz, V. H; Schouwenaars-Franssens, R [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: medina_1979@yahoo.com; armandoo@servidor.unam.mx; vjacobo@dgapa.unam.mx; raf_schouweenaars@yahoo.com

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    The Microbiologically Induced Corrosion affects several industries, such as oil industry where it is estimated that 20% to 30% pipes failures are related with microorganism. The chemical reactions generate ions transfer, this validate the use of electrochemical technique for its analysis. Coupons submerged in a nutritional medium with presence and absence of three different microorganisms during two periods, 48 hours and 28 days were studied. Polarization resistance (Rp) and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) techniques were applied to determine the corrosively of the systems. The results show a greater corrosive effect of abiotic systems, this indicates a microorganisms protection effect to the metal, opposite to the first hypothesis. This result was ratified observing surface coupons by using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) technique. A possible mechanism based on Evans - Tafel graph is proposed to explain inhibitor microorganism effect. [Spanish] La corrosion microbiologica es un tipo comun de deterioro que afecta diversas industrias, una de ellas es la petrolera en la que se estiman que el 20% o 30% de fallas en las tuberias de trasporte de hidrocarburos es favorecida por microorganismos. Las reacciones quimicas que sustentan estos, generan transferencia de iones, lo que justifica el empleo de tecnicas electroquimicas para su analisis. En este trabajo, se estudiaron probetas de acero de bajo carbono SAE 1018, sumergidas en un medio nutritivo rico en cloruros en presencia y ausencia de tres diferentes cargas microbianas, en tiempos de exposicion de 48 horas y 28 dias. Se realizaron ensayos de resistencia a la polarizacion (Rp) y espectroscopia de impedancia electroquimica (EIS) para determinar el efecto corrosivo de los diferentes sistemas. Los resultados muestran que el medio abiotico causa el mayor efecto corrosivo, lo que indica un efecto protector de los microorganismos al metal contradiciendo la hipotesis inicialmente propuesta. La observacion

  1. Hidrólise da cana-de-açúcar com cal virgem ou cal hidratada Hydrolysis of cane sugar with lime or hydrated lime

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    Diego Azevedo Mota

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se estudar o efeito do tratamento alcalino da cana-de-açúcar com cal virgem ou cal hidratada sobre a composição bromatológica e a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca, da fibra em detergente neutro e da fibra em detergente ácido. Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 3 × 3, composto de três formas de processamento da cana (in natura; cana hidrolisada com 0,5% de cal virgem; e cana hidrolisada com 0,5% de cal hidratada e três tempos de armazenamento (12, 36 e 60 horas. As formas de processamento influenciaram os teores de matéria orgânica, matéria mineral, carboidratos totais e hemicelulose, assim como os teores de fibra em detergente neutro e nutrientes digestíveis totais. Os tempos de armazenamento influenciaram os teores de proteína bruta, matéria orgânica, carboidratos totais e hemicelulose. Entre os minerais, somente o teor de cálcio teve aumento com a inclusão de ambos os tipos de cal em relação à cana-de-açúcar, que não sofreu o processo de hidrólise. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade da matéria seca e da fibra em detergente neutro aumentaram com a hidrólise da cana em comparação à cana in natura. A hidrólise com cal hidratada ou com cal virgem mantém o valor nutricional da cana-de-açúcar, permitindo que possa ser utilizada depois de até 60 horas de armazenamento.The objective of the present work was to evaluate the effect of the alkaline treatment of sugarcane with virgin lime or hydrated lime on the bromatologic composition and in vitro digestibility of dry matter, neutral detergent fiber, and acid detergent fiber. It was used a complete random design with a 3 × 3 factorial scheme composed by three forms of of sugarcane processing (in natura sugarcane; hydrolyzed sugarcane with 0.5% virgin lime; and hydrolyzed sugarcane with 0.5% hydrated lime and three storage times (12, 36 and 60 hours. The forms of processing changed the contents of organic matter

  2. Chloroform fumigation-extraction labile C pool (microbial biomass C "plus" shows high correlation to microbial biomass C in Argentinian and Brazilian soils Alta correlación entre el "pool" de carbono lábil por fumigación con cloroformo-extracción (carbono de biomasa microbiana plus y carbono de biomasa microbiana en suelos de Argentina y Brasil

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    Helvécio De-Polli

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Chloroform fumigation-incubation and chloroform fumigation-extraction approaches have significantly contributed to assess soil microbial biomass. Some controversy is found in the literature about the suggestion to calculate microbial biomass carbon (MBC without the subtraction of the un-fumigated control, in opposition to the originally proposed method that requires such subtraction. Some authors consider the non-subtraction proceeding as a more robust method. Nevertheless, values obtained without subtraction of a control include other labile organic fractions of soil carbon besides microbial biomass. Therefore, due to the usefulness of this measurement we consider more appropriate to call it as chloroform-fumigation labile C pool or microbial biomass carbon "plus" (MBC PLUS. We used a vast series of data from soils of Argentina and Brazil under different management situations to verify whether MBC correlates to MBC PLUS. There was a significant statistical correlation between values of MBC obtained by fumigation-extraction method and the corresponding MBC PLUS. The MBC PLUS performed as well as MBC as an indicator to differentiate soil managements and their impact on soil quality.Los métodos de fumigación-incubación y fumigación extracción han contribuido significativamente a las determinaciones de biomasa microbiana del suelo. En la literatura se encuentran algunas controversias acerca de la sugerencia de calcular el carbono de biomasa microbiana (CBM sin la sustracción del control no fumigado, en oposición a las metodologías tradicionales que requieren de dicha sustracción. Algunos autores mencionan que el hecho de no realizar la sustracción hace al procedimiento más robusto. Sin embargo, los valores obtenidos sin la sustracción del control incluyen otras fracciones lábiles del carbono, además de la biomasa microbiana. Debido a lo útil que resulta esta medida consideramos adecuado llamarla "pool" de carbono lábil por fumigaci

  3. Ciência em Cuba: uma aposta pela soberania

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    Orfilio Peláez Mendoza

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    Full Text Available No dia 15 de janeiro de 1960, o então primeiro-ministro do Governo Revolucionário, Fidel Castro Ruz, disse que o futuro de Cuba teria que ser necessariamente um futuro de homens de ciência, um futuro de homens de pensamento. Meio século depois de pronunciada tão profética frase, a ilha caribenha é um país de pesquisadores, especialistas e operários altamente qualificados, que dispõe de uma das indústrias biotecnológicas mais importantes do mundo, com resultados comparáveis aos atingidos pelas nações líderes nessa área do conhecimento, e na qual a atividade científica está a caminho de se converter numa potente força produtiva, geradora de significativo ingresso de divisas e de um bem-estar maior para a sociedade.El 15 de enero de 1960 el entonces primer ministro del Gobierno Revolucionario, Fidel Castro Ruz, dijo que el futuro de Cuba tendría que ser necesariamente un futuro de hombres de ciencia, un futuro de hombres de pensamiento. Medio siglo después de pronunciada tan profética frase, la Isla caribeña es un país de investigadores, especialistas y obreros altamente calificados, que dispone de una de las industrias biotecnológicas más pujantes del mundo, con resultados comparables a los alcanzados por las naciones líderes en esta esfera del conocimiento, y donde la actividad científica va en camino de convertirse en una potente fuerza productiva, generadora de significativos ingresos en divisas y de un mayor bienestar para la sociedad.On January 15, 1960, Fidel Castro Ruz, then prime minister of the Revolutionary Government, said that Cuba's future would necessarily have to be a future of men of science, a future of men of thought. Half a century after this prophetic announcement, the Caribbean island is a country of researchers, specialists and highly skilled workers, boasting one of the world's most important biotechnological industries, with achievements comparable to those of leading nations in this field of

  4. Apoptosis of human tongue squamous cell carcinoma cell (CAL-27 induced by Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites

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    Guoliang ZHANG

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To study the effect of Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites on viability of CAL-27 cells and apoptosis in CAL-27 cells. Methods: Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites 1 and 2 (LM1 and LM2 were obtained by culturing Lactobacillus sp. A-2 in reconstituted whey medium and whey-inulin medium; the cultured CAL-27 cells were treated with different concentrations of LM1 and LM2 (0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48 mg/mL and assayed by methyl thiazolyltetrazolium (MTT method; morphological changes of apoptotic cell were observed under fluorescence microscopy by acridine orange (Ao fluorescent staining; flow cytometry method (FCM and agarose gel electrophoresis were used to detect the apoptosis of CAL-27 cells treated LM1 and LM2. Results: The different concentrations of LM1 and LM2 could restrain the growth of CAL-27 cells, and in a dose-dependent manner; the apoptosis of CAL-27 cells was obviously induced and was time-dependent. Conclusions: Viability of CAL-27 cells was inhibited by Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites; Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites could induce CAL-27 cells apoptosis; study on the bioactive compounds in the Lactobacillus sp. A-2 metabolites and their molecular mechanism is in progress.

  5. 78 FR 1252 - CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation (CWNC), Satellite Products Division, Including On-Site...

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    2013-01-08

    ... December 13, 2011 (76 FR 77556). At the request of the State of Minnesota, the Department reviewed the... Employment and Training Administration CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation (CWNC), Satellite Products Division, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Select Staffing, Oxnard, CA; CalAmp Wireless...

  6. Taking the Plunge with CLEM: The Design and Evaluation of a Large Scale CAL System.

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    Boyle, Tom; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of a computer-assisted learning (CAL) package called CLEM (CORE Learning Environment for Modula-2) that was developed in Great Britain for teaching the Modula-2 programming language to first-year college students. Topics discussed include interactivity, flexibility, ease of use, student…

  7. Essential norms of weighted composition operators on the space ${\\cal H}^\\infty$ of Dirichlet series.

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    Lefèvre, Pascal

    2009-01-01

    International audience We estimate the essential norm of a weighted composition operator relatively to the class of Dunford-Pettis operators or the class of weakly compact operators, on the space ${\\cal H}^\\infty$ of Dirichlet series. As particular cases, we obtain the precise value of the generalized essential norm of a composition operator and of a multiplication operator.

  8. Spatial structure of the 8200 cal yr BP event in Northern Europe

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    H. Seppä

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A synthesis of well-dated high-resolution pollen records suggests a spatial structure in the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe. The temperate, thermophilous tree taxa, especially Corylus, Ulmus, and Alnus, decline abruptly between 8300 and 8000 cal yr BP at most sites located south of 61° N, whereas there is no clear change in pollen values at the sites located in the North-European tree-line region. Pollen-based quantitative temperature reconstructions and several other, independent palaeoclimate proxies, such as lacustrine oxygen-isotope records, reflect the same pattern, with no detectable cooling in the sub-arctic region. The observed pattern would challenge the general view of the wide-spread occurrence of the 8200 cal yr BP event in the North Atlantic region. An alternative explanation is that the cooling during the 8200 cal yr BP event took place mostly during the winter and spring, and the ecosystems in the south responded sensitively to the cooling during the onset of the growing season. In contrast, in the sub-arctic area, where the vegetation was still dormant and lakes ice-covered, the cold event is not reflected in pollen-based or lake-sediment-based records. The arctic regions may therefore not always be optimal for detecting past climate changes.

  9. Spatial structure of the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe

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    H. Seppä

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A synthesis of well-dated high-resolution pollen records suggests a spatial structure in the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe. The temperate, thermophilous tree taxa, especially Corylus, Ulmus, and Alnus, decline abruptly between 8300 and 8000 cal yr BP at most sites located south of 61° N, whereas there is no clear change in pollen values at the sites located in the North-European tree-line region. Pollen-based quantitative temperature reconstructions and several other, independent palaeoclimate proxies, such as lacustrine oxygen-isotope records, reflect the same pattern, with no detectable cooling in the sub-arctic region. The observed patterns challenges the general view of the wide-spread occurrence of the 8200 cal yr BP event in the North Atlantic region. An alternative explanation is that the cooling during the 8200 cal yr BP event took place mostly during the winter and spring, and the ecosystems in the south responded sensitively to the cooling during the onset of the growing season. In contrast, in the sub-arctic area, where the vegetation was still dormant and lakes ice-covered, the cold event is not reflected in pollen-based or lake-sediment-based records.

  10. X-ray Pulsations in the Supersoft X-ray Binary CAL 83

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    Schmidtke, P. C.; Cowley, A. P.

    2005-01-01

    X-ray data reveal that the supersoft X-ray binary CAL 83 exhibits 38.4 minute pulsations at some epochs. These X-ray variations are similar to those found in some novae and are likely to be caused by nonradial pulsations the white dwarf. This is the first detection of pulsations in a classical supersoft X-ray binary.

  11. Nonlinear modal interactions in parity-time (${\\cal PT}$) symmetric lasers

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    Ge, Li

    2016-01-01

    Parity-time ($\\cal PT$) symmetric lasers have attracted considerable attention lately due to their promising applications and intriguing properties, such as free spectral range doubling and single-mode lasing. In this work we discuss nonlinear modal interactions in these laser systems under steady state conditions, and we demonstrate that several gain clamping scenarios can occur for lasing operation in the $\\cal PT$-symmetric and $\\cal PT$-broken phases. In particular, we show that, depending on the system's design and the external pump profile, its operation in the nonlinear regime falls into two different categories: in one the system is frozen in the $\\cal PT$ phase space as the applied gain increases, while in the other the system is pulled towards its exceptional point. These features are first illustrated by a coupled mode formalism and later verified by employing the Steady-state Ab-initio Laser Theory (SALT). Our findings shine light on the robustness of single-mode operation in these lasers against ...

  12. The location of cemento enamel junction for CAL measurement: A clinical crisis

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    Vandana K

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: We face various problems while measuring the Clinical attachment level (CAL from Cemento-enamel junction (CEJ. This study aims to record and compare the CEJ location measurements using a xed reference point (FRP [Custom made stent] before and after ap elevation. Materials and Methods: A custom made stent and UNC-15 probe were used. Recording of CEJ location was made using a UNC-15 (Hu-Friedy probe, before (close CEJ and after (Open CEJ the reflection of the flap from the lower edge of the stent in those subjects who were indicated for flap surgery, at baseline. Results: We used statistical analysis involving intra-group comparison done by Paired-′t′ test. The close and the open CEJ measurements demonstrated a, statistically, non-significant difference. The equi-measurements of close and open CEJ numerical data were remarkably lower than the under and overestimation of measurements. Thus, despite certain disadvantages of stent, the FRP provides a simple solution for CAL measurement. Conclusion: The results of this study confirms the objective of the study and strongly suggests that CAL measurements done without FRP is subjected to great variation and the diagnostic and prognostic interpretation of CAL should be viewed seriously in periodontics.

  13. Study of TileCal Scintillators Irradiation using the Minimum Bias Integrators

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    2016-01-01

    This Talk is about the Minimum Bias Integrator System used in the ATLAS TileCal to monitor the instantaneous luminosity and detector response. Studies concerning these two topics are presented for 2012 and 2015 data periods. An emphasis is placed on the study of scintillator irradiation.

  14. Setup, tests and results for the ATLAS TileCal Read Out Driver production

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    Valero, Alberto; Castillo, V; Cuenca, C; Ferrer, A; Fullana, E; González, V; Higón, E; Munar, A; Poveda, J; Ruiz-Martínez, A; Salvachúa, B; Sanchís, E; Solans, C; Soret, J; Torres, J; Valls, J A

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we describe the performance and test results of the production of the 38 ATLAS TileCal Read Out Drivers (RODs). We first describe the basic hardware specifications and firmware functionality of the modules, the test-bench setup used for production and the test procedure to qualify the boards. We then finally show and discuss the performance results.

  15. Gallery forest restoration by the attainment of carbon credit: a social-environmental proposal for low-income community; Restauracao de mata ciliar pela viabilizacao de credito de carbono: uma proposta socio-ambiental para comunidade de baixa renda

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    Coelho, Maria Carolina Crisci

    2007-07-01

    Due to intensification in climate changes by anthropogenic causes, to the recognition of the environmental importance of the Gallery Forest and its intense degradation, this work presents an analysis of the possibilities of carbon credit attainment by low-income community, as part of an incentive program for the restoration of these areas. Two ways are demonstrated: projects of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), in the scope of the Kyoto Protocol, that generate credits called certified emission reductions; and projects based on voluntary scheme, that generate voluntary emission reductions. Both are difficult to organize and implement. For example: the eligibility of an area, baseline study, monitoring, non-permanence risks of storage carbon, technical and operational structures, operational and business costs, regulated market in consolidation and guarantee of credit acquisition. Nevertheless, this second market presents greater flexibility and acceptance for the forest projects. The social-environmental benefits of these projects are significant and the valuation of their environmental services can revert in financial incentives for low-income community, since that adequately remunerated. The carbon credit can help in the implementation of these projects, contributing for local restoration of the areas and also for carbon capture by the atmosphere, which this is a global subject. (author)

  16. Dimensionality reduction and endmember extraction for hyperspectral imaging using an RVC-CAL library

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    Madroñal Quintín, D.; Lazcano López, R.; Juárez Martínez, E.; Sanz Álvaro, C.

    2015-10-01

    Hyperspectral Imaging (HI) collects high resolution spectral information consisting of hundred of bands raging from the infrared to the ultraviolet wave lengths. In the medical field, specifically, in the cancer tissue identification at the operating room, the potential of HI is huge. However, given the data volume of HI and the computational complexity and cost of identification algorithms, real-time processing is the key, differential feature that brings value to surgeons. In order to achieve real-time implementations, the parallelism available in a specification needs to be explicitly highlighted. Data-flow programming languages, like RVC-CAL, are able to accomplish this goal. In this paper, an RVC-CAL library to implement dimensionality reduction and endmember extraction is presented. The results obtained show significant improvements with regard to a state-of-the-art analysis tool. A speedup of 30% is carried out using the complete processing chain and, in particular, a speedup of 5% has been achieved in the dimensionality reduction step. This dimensionality reduction takes ten of the thirteen seconds that the whole system needs to analyze one of the images. In addition, the RVC-CAL library is an excellent tool to simplify the implementation process of HI algorithms. Effectively, during the experimental test, the potential of the RVC-CAL library to reveal possible bottlenecks present in the HI processing chain and, therefore, to improve the system performance to achieve real-time constraints has been shown. Furthermore, the RVC-CAL library provides the possibility of system performance testing.

  17. CAMPARE and Cal-Bridge: Two Institutional Networks Increasing Diversity in Astronomy

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    Rudolph, Alexander L.; Impey, Chris David; Smecker-Hane, Tammy A.

    2016-01-01

    We describe two programs, CAMPARE and Cal-Bridge, with the common mission of increasing participation of groups traditionally underrepresented in astronomy, through summer research opportunities, in the case of CAMPARE, scholarships in the case of Cal-Bridge, and significant mentoring in both programs, leading to an increase in their numbers successfully pursuing a PhD in the field.In 6 years, the CAMPARE program has sent 62 students, >85% from underrepresented groups, to conduct summer research at one of twelve major research institutions in California, Arizona, and Wyoming. The graduation rate among CAMPARE scholars is 97%, and of the 37 CAMPARE scholars who have graduated with a Bachelor's degree, almost 60% (21) have completed or are pursuing graduate education in astronomy or a related field, at institutions including UCLA, USC, UC Riverside, Stanford, Univ. of Rochester, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Indiana Univ., Univ. of Oregon, Syracuse, and the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-PhD program. The Cal-Bridge program is a CSU-UC Bridge program comprised of faculty form 5 University of California (UC), 8 California State University (CSU), and 8 California Community College (CCC) campuses in Southern California. Cal-Bridge provides much deeper mentoring and professional development experiences over the last two years of undergraduate and first year of graduate school to students from this diverse network of higher education institutions. Cal-Bridge Scholars benefit from financial support, intensive, joint mentoring by CSU and UC faculty, professional development workshops, and exposure to research opportunities at the participating UC campuses.

  18. Análisis de soldabilidad de aceros inoxidables con aceros de medio y bajo carbono por SMAW

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    José Luddey Marulanda Arevalo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un estudio de la soldabilidad de aceros inoxidables austeníticos AISI 304 y AISI 316 con aceros de bajo y medio carbono AISI 1020 – AISI 1045, empleando como materiales de aporte los electrodos EutecTrode® 52 NG, 54 NG y 57 NG, mediante el proceso de arco eléctrico con electrodo revestido (SMAW. Para analizar la soldabilidad de estos electrodos cuando se realiza la unión de aceros inoxidables con aceros al carbono, se practicaron pruebas metalográficas y ensayos mecánicos de dureza, doblez y tracción, con el fin de observar el comportamiento tanto de la zona afectada térmicamente como del cordón de soldadura, a partir del cambio en las propiedades mecánicas y metalúrgicas en las diferentes regiones de las uniones soldadas. Durante el proceso de soldadura se siguió una especificación del procedimiento de soldadura (WPS, para que los resultados fueran repetibles, minimizando los problemas de agrietamiento en caliente, agrietamiento en frío, formación de fase sigma y precipitación de carburos.

  19. Alótropos del carbono: experimentos de laboratorio que se hacen famosos años después

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    F. Rodríguez Reinoso

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Es destacable que el “descubrimiento” de los tres últimos alótropos del elemento carbono se haya producido en un intervalo de pocos años: fullerenos en 1985, nanotubos en 1991 y grafeno en 2004.

  20. Organic carbon determination in histosols and soil horizons with high organic matter content from Brazil Determinação do carbono orgânico em organossolos e solos com horizontes com elevado conteúdo de matéria orgânica

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    Marcos Gervasio Pereira

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    órios para as amostras com elevado conteúdo de carbono orgânico. Com base em dados de análise de regressão, os teores de matéria orgânica determinados pela mufla podem ser calculados a partir dos dados de C-W & B md aplicando-se um fator que varia de 2,00 a 2,19 com 95% de probabilidade. O fator 2,10, valor médio, é sugerido para a conversão dos resultados obtidos por estes métodos.

  1. Comportamiento a fractura de dos aceros de ultraalto contenido en carbono

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    Fernández-Vicente, A.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Two ultrahigh carbon steels containing 1.3 and 1.5 pet carbon have been tested for their plane-strain (Chevron-notch fracture toughness using Barker tests. The microstructure of these two materials consisted of fine carbides dispersed in a ferrite matrix. Fracture toughness of UHC-1.3 C was twice that of UHC-1.5 C. This result can be readily explained by means of the difference in size of the carbide particles found in each microstructure. The crack growth mechanism consisted of ductile tearing at the notch tip region followed by nucleation of a brittle crack at carbides. Crack propagation in the UHC-1.3 C specimen occurred unstably and smooth crack growth behavior was observed in UHC-1.5 C. The difference in crack growth behavior was attributed to the elastic energy stored in the grips, which was higher for the UHC-1.3 C test than for the UHC-1.5 C test.

    Se ha analizado la tenacidad a la fractura de dos aceros de ultraalto contenido en carbono, UAC, conteniendo 1,3% C y 1,5% C, los cuales poseían una microestructura de carburos esferoidales finos en una matriz de ferrita. Se ha empleado el ensayo Barker para determinar el comportamiento a fractura. La tenacidad obtenida en el acero UAC-1,3 C fue doble que la del acero UAC-1,5 C. Esto se explica a partir del tamaño de los carburos presentes en cada microestructura. El mecanismo de fractura en ambos aceros consiste, inicialmente, en desgarramiento dúctil de la zona de la punta de la entalla seguido de propagación frágil de una grieta nucleada en los carburos. La propagación de la grieta en el acero UAC-1,5 C se produjo de manera estable, mientras que en el acero UAC-1,3 C la grieta se propagó catastróficamente. La diferencia de comportamientos en el crecimiento de la grieta se atribuye a la mayor energía elástica acumulada por la mordaza para el acero UAC-1,3 C que para el acero UAC-1,5 C.

  2. Biomassa microbiana de carbono e de nitrogênio de solos sob diferentes coberturas florestais

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    E.F. da Gama-Rodrigues

    1997-09-01

    Full Text Available O método da fumigação-extração foi utilizado para estimar a biomassa microbiana de carbono (BM-C e de nitrogênio (BM-N de um latossolo vermelho-amarelo, sob diferentes coberturas florestais, na região de Viçosa (MG, em amostras de solos coletadas em abril de 1994. Os solos sob eucalipto e pinheiro apresentaram valores maiores de BM-C (223,72 e 207,39 mg kg-1 de C no solo respectivamente do que os solos sob angico e capoeira (82,94 e 79,47 mg kg-1 de C no solo respectivamen-te. Resultados semelhantes foram obtidos para a serapilheira acumulada. Por outro lado, a taxa de respiração específica da biomassa microbiana (TR-BM foi maior no solo sob angico e capoeira. A BM-N variou de 8,05 a 16,08 mg kg-1 de N no solo entre as coberturas florestais. A TR-BM apresentou correlação negativa significativa com o N total do solo (r = -0,76** e com a serapilheira acumulada (r = -0,68*. BM-N apresentou correlação negativa significativa com o N da serapilheira (r = -0,52* e com o N mineral do solo (r = -0,71*. BM-C, BM-N e respiração acumulada (RA foram positivamente correlacionadas com o C orgânico (r = 0,63*, r = 0,71* e r = 0,76* respectivamente. O N total correlacionou-se com BM-C e RA (r = 0,77* e r = 0,60* respectivamente. BM-C e BM-N, associadas aos teores de C orgânico, N-total e TR-BM, mostraram ser indicadores sensíveis para aferir a dinâmica desses elementos sob as coberturas vegetais estudadas, mostrando o menor potencial de decomposição da matéria orgânica nos solos sob eucalipto e pinheiro.

  3. Aplicação da técnica de ruído eletroquímico no estudo da corrosão do aço carbono em meio de bicarbonato de sódio saturado com dióxido de carbono

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    Klok, Simone Maria

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: O atual cenário da indústria petroquímica passou a envolver a perfuração de poços em condições de alta pressão e temperatura. Os campos de exploração de petróleo na camada pré-sal representam um desafio operacional, pois possuem elevada concentração de Dióxido de Carbono - CO2. O CO2 reage com a água e forma o ácido carbônico - H2CO3 que é corrosivo ao aço carbono. A corrosão por dióxido de carbono é um dos tipos de ataques mais encontrados na produção de óleo e gás e a maior parte da...

  4. Ubiquitination and Degradation of CFTR by the E3 Ubiquitin Ligase MARCH2 through Its Association with Adaptor Proteins CAL and STX6

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    Jie Cheng; William Guggino

    2013-01-01

    Golgi-localized cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR)-associated ligand (CAL) and syntaxin 6 (STX6) regulate the abundance of mature, post-ER CFTR by forming a CAL/STX6/CFTR complex (CAL complex) that promotes CFTR degradation in lysosomes. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this degradation is unknown. Here we investigated the interaction of a Golgi-localized, membrane-associated RING-CH E3 ubiquitin ligase, MARCH2, with the CAL complex and the consequent bindin...

  5. CalPFl4030 negatively modulates intracellular ATP levels during the development of azole resistance in Candida albicans

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    Xin-ming JIA; Ying WANG; Jun-dong ZHANG; Hong-yue TAN; Yuan-yingJIANG; Jun GU

    2011-01-01

    Aim:Widespread and repeated use of azoles, particularly fiuconazole, has led to the rapid development of azole resistance in Candida albicans.We investigated the role of CalPF14030 during the development of azole resistance in C albicans.Methods:The expression of CalPF14030 was measured by quantitative RT-PCR, and CalPF14030 was disrupted by the hisG-URA3-hisG(URA-blaster)method.The sensitivity of C albicans to azoles was examined using a spot assay, and the intracellular ATP concentrations were measured by a luminometer.Results:CalPF14030 expression in C albicans was up-regulated by Ca2+ in a calcineurin-dependent manner, and the protein was overexpressed during the stepwise acquisition of azole resistance.However,disruption or ectopic overexpression of CalPFl4030 did not affect the sensitivity of C albicans to azoles.Finally,we demonstrated that disruption of CalPFll4030 significantly increased intracellular ATP levels.and overexpression significantly decreased intracellular ATP levels jn C albicans.Conclusion:CalPF14030 may negatively modulate intracellular ATP levels during the development of azole resistance in C albicans.

  6. Anaerobic digestion of vinasse: energetic application of biogas and acquisition of credits of carbon – a case Biodigestão anaeróbia da vinhaça: aproveitamento energético do biogás e obtenção de créditos de carbono – estudo de caso

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    Rafaelo Balbinot

    2010-12-01

    ômico: a produção de metano e seu aproveitamento. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a aplicabilidade do sistema de digestão anaeróbia da vinhaça em reatores UASB, bem como o aproveitamento do biogás para geração de energia elétrica e obtenção de créditos de carbono. A estimativa da linha de base foi feita com base no balanço de massa entre o carbono presente na vinhaça e o CO2 emitido pela degradação aeróbia deste efluente no ambiente. Verificou-se que as emissões de linha de base e da implantação do projeto serão as mesmas, sendo que a adicionalidade é a produção de energia elétrica, uma vez que o biogás é uma fonte renovável de energia. Desta forma, pôde-se concluir que o biogás produzido pela biodigestão anaeróbia apresenta potencial energético competitivo com outras fontes energéticas e que o aproveitamento energético do biogás da vinhaça apresentou adicionalidade. Porém, a comercialização de créditos de carbono não pode ser considerada um atrativo (pelo menos financeiro na implantação deste tipo de projeto.

  7. Biodiesel production from different algal oil using immobilized pure lipase and tailor made rPichia pastoris with Cal A and Cal B genes.

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    Bharathiraja, B; Ranjith Kumar, R; PraveenKumar, R; Chakravarthy, M; Yogendran, D; Jayamuthunagai, J

    2016-08-01

    In this investigation, oil extraction was performed in marine macroalgae Gracilaria edulis, Enteromorpha compressa and Ulva lactuca. The algal biomass was characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Fourier Transform-Infra Red Spectroscopy. Six different pre-treatment methods were carried out to evaluate the best method for maximum oil extraction. Optimization of extraction parameters were performed and high oil yield was obtained at temperature 55°C, time 150min, particle size 0.10mm, solvent-to-solid ratio 6:1 and agitation rate 500rpm. After optimization, 9.5%, 12.18% and 10.50 (g/g) of oil extraction yield was achieved from the respective algal biomass. The rate constant for extraction was obtained as first order kinetics, by differential method. Stable intracellular Cal A and Cal B lipase producing recombinant Pichia pastoris was constructed and used as biocatalyst for biodiesel production. Comparative analysis of lipase activity and biodiesel yield was made with immobilized Candida antarctica lipase. PMID:26906444

  8. Synergistic suppression of the PI3K inhibitor CAL-101 with bortezomib on mantle cell lymphoma growth

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    Fu-Lian Qu; Bing Xia; Su-Xia Li; Chen Tian; Hong-Liang Yang; Qian Li; Ya-Fei Wang; Yong Yu; Yi-Zhuo Zhang

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the effects of CAL-101, particularly when combined with bortezomib (BTZ) on mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) cells, and to explore its relative mechanisms. Methods:MTT assay was applied to detect the inhibitory effects of different concentrations of CAL-101. MCL cells were divided into four groups:control group, CAL-101 group, BTZ group, and CAL-101/BTZ group. hTe expression of PI3K-p110σ, AKT, ERK, p-AKT and p-ERK were detected by Western blot. hTe apoptosis rates of CAL-101 group, BTZ group, and combination group were detected by lfow cytometry. hTe location changes of nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) of 4 groups was investigated by NF-κB Kit exploring. Western blot was applied to detect the levels of caspase-3 and the phosphorylation of AKT in different groups. Results:CAL-101 dose-and time-dependently induced reduction in MCL cell viability. CAL-101 combined with BTZ enhanced the reduction in cell viability and apoptosis. Western blot analysis showed that CAL-101 signiifcantly blocked the PI3K/AKT and ERK signaling pathway in MCL cells. hTe combination therapy contributed to the inactivation of NF-κB and AKT in MCL cell lines. However, cleaved caspase-3 was up-regulated atfer combined treatment. Conclusion:Our study showed that PI3K/p110σis a novel therapeutic target in MCL, and the underlying mechanism could be the blocking of the PI3K/AKT and ERK signaling pathways. hTese ifndings provided a basis for clinical evaluation of CAL-101 and a rationale for its application in combination therapy, particularly with BTZ.

  9. SYNTHESIS AND PROPERTY STUDY OF NANOPARTICLE QUATERNARY SEMICONDUCTOR SiCAlN FILMS WITH CO-SPUTTERING UNDER LOWER TEMPERATURE

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    SHIYONG HUANG; Xu, S; JIDONG LONG; ZHENHONG DAI; YUANPING SUN

    2005-01-01

    Quaternary SiCAlN nanoparticle films were produced by reactive rf magnetron co-sputtering technique with a chemically pure SiC and an Al target under low temperature. The crystalline structure, surface morphology, and element content of the films were studied in terms of sputtering parameters. The element content and chemical states of SiCAlN films were measured by means of energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDX) and X-ray photoelectronic spectroscopy (XPS). Surface morphology of SiCAlN fi...

  10. Plano de negócios: calções de banho outlier

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    Batista, Frederico Cipriano

    2014-01-01

    Mestrado em Gestão/JEL Classification System: M13, M21 Este projeto tem como objetivo a apresentação de um Plano de Negócios, que estude a viabilidade económica e financeira, da criação da Outlier, uma marca de calções de banho inovadora, em Portugal. Esta ideia surge no seguimento da deteção de uma necessidade por satisfazer neste segmento de mercado, onde não existem calções de banho com bolso impermeável e claramente distintos dos demais. Os dados recolhidos demonstram que a criaç...

  11. Los orígenes tecnológicos de la cal

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    Isabel Villaseñor Alonso; Luis Barba Pingarrón

    2012-01-01

    En este artículo hacemos una revisión de los sitios arqueológicos en donde se ha re- portado el uso temprano de la cal en la arquitectura, con la finalidad de entender la forma en que esta tecnología fue inventada y posteriormente difundida a las distintas regiones de México y Centroamérica. Con base en nuestro análisis proponemos que las tierras bajas mayas, el valle de Oaxaca y la región de Puebla-Tlaxcala constituyen las tres zonas con el uso más temprano de la cal; por lo tanto, son las d...

  12. Experiment of Injecting Phase Cal Ahead of the Feed: First Results

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    Ivanov, Dmitrij; Maslenikov, Anatolij; Vytnov, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    For developing the Russian VLBI network of new generation, a few experiments of injecting the phase calibration signal ahead of the feed were carried out. In the experiments an external broadband phase calibration signal was emitted through a special feed to a receiver horn directly. Prototypes of the feed for a frequency range of 2-18 GHz were created. The first experiments on injection phase cal ahead of the feed were carried out at Svetloe Observatory of the QUASAR VLBI network. The phase cal signal was emitted by the broadband feed installed on the roof of a mirror cabin, reflected by the sub-reflector, and received by the horn of the receiving system. The results of these experiments are considered.

  13. FPGA Implementation of Optimal Filtering Algorithm for TileCal ROD System

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    Torres, J; Castillo, V; Cuenca, C; Ferrer, A; Fullana, E; González, V; Higón, E; Poveda, J; Ruiz-Martinez, A; Salvachúa, B; Sanchis, E; Solans, C; Valero, A; Valls, J A

    2008-01-01

    Traditionally, Optimal Filtering Algorithm has been implemented using general purpose programmable DSP chips. Alternatively, new FPGAs provide a highly adaptable and flexible system to develop this algorithm. TileCal ROD is a multi-channel system, where similar data arrives at very high sampling rates and is subject to simultaneous tasks. It include different FPGAs with high I/O and with parallel structures that provide a benefit at a data analysis. The Optical Multiplexer Board is one of the elements presents in TileCal ROD System. It has FPGAs devices that present an ideal platform for implementing Optimal Filtering Algorithm. Actually this algorithm is performing in the DSPs included at ROD Motherboard. This work presents an alternative to implement Optimal Filtering Algorithm.

  14. Study of TileCal scintillators irradiation using the Minimum Bias integrators

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    Fischer, Cora; The ATLAS collaboration

    2016-01-01

    The Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) is the central hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. It provides precise energy measurements of hadrons, jets, taus and missing transverse energy. The monitoring and calibration of the calorimeter response at each stage of the signal development is done by a movable Cs$^{137}$ radioactive source, a laser calibration system and a charge injection system. Moreover, during LHC data taking, an integrator based readout provides the signals coming from inelastic proton-proton collisions at predominantly low momentum transfer (minimum bias events) and allows to monitor the instantaneous ATLAS luminosity as well as the response of calorimeter cells. The integrator currents have been used to detect and quantify the effect of TileCal scintillators irradiation using the data taken in 2012 and 2015 that corresponds to about 22\\;fb$^{-1}$ and 4\\;fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity. Finally, the response variation for an irradiated cell has been studied combining the informa...

  15. The design, fabrication and properties of B4C/Al neutron absorbers

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    Neutron absorber is used for the criticality safety during the storage or transportation of spent nuclear fuel. In this work, the metal matrix composite with good mechanical property and thermal neutron absorbing ability was investigated based on B4C/Al neutron radiation shielding material. The composition ratio for B4C/Al composite was firstly designed and the dependence of the neutron transmission on the thickness of the material was calculated. By vacuum hot-pressing technique at a low temperature, the neutron absorbers with high concentration of B4C were fabricated. Furthermore, the corresponding microstructure, physical, mechanical and corrosion properties as well as fracture surface were analyzed, proving that the developed composites can shield the neutron radiation as effectively as cadmium materials

  16. Environmental change in NW Iberia between 7000 and 500 cal BC

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    Martínez Cortizas, Antonio; Costa-Casais, Manuela; López Sáez, José Antonio

    2009-01-01

    [EN] We review research done on environmental changes in northwest (NW) Iberia spanning from the beginning to the late Holocene (7000–500 cal. BC). The type of archives (peat bogs, lake sediments, colluvium, soils, etc.) and proxies (pollen, element concentrations, isotopes, etc.) that were used to reconstruct changes on climate, soils, vegetation and atmospheric metal pollution are briefly described. Then we synthesize what the records suggest about the ecological history of NW Iberia. We id...

  17. RVC-CAL dataflow implementations of MPEG AVC/H.264 CABAC decoding

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    Bezati, Endri; Mattavelli, Marco; Raulet, Mickael

    2010-01-01

    International audience This paper describes the implementation of the MPEG AVC CABAC entropy decoder using the RVC-CAL dataflow programming language. CABAC is the Context based Adaptive Binary Arithmetic Coding entropy decoder that is used by the MPEG AVC/H.264 main and high profile video standard. CABAC algorithm provides increased compression efficiency, however presents a higher complexity compared to other entropy coding algorithms. This implementation of the CABAC entropy decoder usin...

  18. Automatic generation of synthesizable hardware implementation from high level RVC-cal description

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    Jerbi, Khaled; Raulet, Mickaël; Deforges, Olivier; Abid, Mohamed

    2012-01-01

    International audience Data process algorithms are increasing in complexity especially for image and video coding. Therefore, hardware development using directly hardware description languages (HDL) such as VHDL or Verilog is a difficult task. Current research axes in this context are introducing new methodologies to automate the generation of such descriptions. In our work we adopted a high level and target-independent language called CAL (Caltrop Actor Language). This language is associa...

  19. Design of an Embedded Low Complexity Image Coder using CAL language

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    Jerbi, Khaled; Raulet, Mickaël; Déforges, Olivier; Abid, Mohamed

    2009-01-01

    International audience The increasing complexity of image codecs and the time to market requires a high level design. Caltrop Actor Language (CAL) is a domain-specific language that provides useful abstractions for dataflow programming with actor. It has been chosen by the ISO/IEC standardization organization in the new MPEG standard called Reconfigurable Video Coding. This framework is adopted to design a multitude of codecs by combining actors. We present in this paper the specification ...

  20. CalWORKs Sanction Policies in Four Counties: Practices, Attitudes, and Knowledge

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    Sofya Bagdasaryan, with Ruth Matthias, Paul Ong, and Douglas Houston

    2005-01-01

    The federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 was the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. welfare program for poor families with children since its inception in the 1935 Social Security Act.To comply with the new federal law, California passed its Temporary Assistance to Needy Families plan in August 1997. Counties began implementing the new program, CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids), on January 1, 1998.

  1. Small field inflation in ${\\cal N}=1$ supergravity with a single chiral superfield

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    Bernardo, Heliudson

    2016-01-01

    We consider "new inflation" inflationary models at small fields, embedded in minimal ${\\cal N}=1$ supergravity with a single chiral superfield. Imposing a period of inflation compatible with experiment severely restricts possible models, classified in perturbation theory. If moreover we impose that the field goes to large values and very small potential at the current time, like would be needed for instance for the inflaton being the volume modulus in large extra dimensional scenarios, the possible models are restricted to very contrived superpotentials.

  2. PAS-cal: a Generic Recombinant Peptide Calibration Standard for Mass Spectrometry

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    Breibeck, Joscha; Serafin, Adam; Reichert, Andreas; Maier, Stefan; Küster, Bernhard; Skerra, Arne

    2014-01-01

    We describe the design, preparation, and mass-spectrometric characterization of a new recombinant peptide calibration standard with uniform biophysical and ionization characteristics for mass spectrometry. “PAS-cal” is an artificial polypeptide concatamer of peptide cassettes with varying lengths, each composed of the three small, chemically stable amino acids Pro, Ala, and Ser, which are interspersed by Arg residues to allow site-specific cleavage with trypsin. PAS-cal is expressed at high y...

  3. Catalogue des ravageurs d'intérêt agricole de Nouvelle-Calédonie

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    Brun, Luc-Olivier; Chazeau, Jean

    1986-01-01

    Ce document à double entrée, zoologique et botanique, recense tous les ravageurs d'intérêt agricole (acariens, insectes, mollusques, vertébrés) signalés en Nouvelle-Calédonie (435 espèces), avec leurs plantes-hôtes, la source de l'information, et une documentation photographique importante. (Résumé d'auteur)

  4. Towards a Comprehensive RVC VTL: A CAL Description of an Efficient AVC Baseline Encoder

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    Aman-Allah, H.; Hanna, E.; Maarouf, K.; Amer, Ihab

    2009-01-01

    The Video Tool Library (VTL) is one of the major normative components of the Reconfigurable Video Coding (RVC) standard. It specifies the set of functional units (FUs)that may be interchangeably combined and connected to form different video codecs, with various compression performances and implementation complexities. In this paper, an efficient AVC baseline encoder that is described in CAL is introduced. The encoder is composed of many modules that also exist in other codecs ...

  5. The Works Metallurgist: an evaluation of a CAL package on phase diagrams

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    Blake, Canan; Butcher, Philip; Scanlon, Eileen; Jones, Ann

    1996-01-01

    The Works Metallurgist is used in the Open University course: Materials — Engineering and Science. It is being evaluated as part of a larger study of CAL teaching in Science and Technology at the Open University. With 540 students, the course provides a sufficiently large sample for a range of evaluation methods to be employed in a variety of settings (e.g. home, residential school). The methods used include questionnaires, attitude scales and pre/post achievement tests, observations and inte...

  6. SMOS User Support Tools: SMOS-Box and Cal/Val Data Distribution

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    Quast, Ralf; Fomferra, Norman; Block, Thomas; Delwart, Steven; Goryl, Philippe; Regner, Peter

    2010-12-01

    The SMOS Toolbox for BEAM (SMOS-Box) consists of a collection of BEAM compliant software modules for decoding, visualization and basic inspection and analysis of operational products from ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission. Since March 2010 the SMOS Data Distribution Facility of the CEOS Cal/Val Portal is delivering mission data to principle investigators coordinating the calibration and validation of the SMOS instrumentation.

  7. La Nouvelle-Calédonie: modèle d'île

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    Thérèse PANOUILLÈRES

    1986-12-01

    Full Text Available Relief, précipitations, répartition de la population accusent un certain nombre de dissymétries est-ouest en Nouvelle-Calédonie; la colonisation récente et la concentration de plus de la moitié des habitants à Nouméa sont un facteur supplémentaire de déséquilibre spatial.

  8. Integration of Computer-Aided Acquisition & Logistic Support (CALS) components into the ROK Army information infrastructure

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    Jo Sang

    1995-01-01

    The goal of the CALS initiative is to enable integration of enterprises on a worldwide basis. The vision is for all or parts of a single enterprise, or for example, an original equipment manufacturer and its suppliers, or a consortium of public and private groups and academia, to be able to work from a common digital database, in real time, on the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and servicing of products. The direct benefits would come through substantial reductions in produc...

  9. A note on ${\\cal N}\\ge 6$ Superconformal Quantum Field Theories in three dimensions

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    Bashkirov, Denis

    2011-01-01

    Based on the structure of the three-dimensional superconformal algebra we show that every irreducible ${\\mathcal N}=6$ three-dimensional superconformal theory containes exactly one conserved U(1)-symmetry current in the stress tensor supermultiplet and that superconformal symmetry of every ${\\mathcal N}=7$ superconformal theory is in fact enhanced to ${\\mathcal N}=8$. Moreover, an irreducible ${\\cal N}=8$ superconformal theory does not have any global symmetries. The first observation explain...

  10. A Mathematica-based CAL matrix-theory tutor for scientists and engineers

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    M. A. Kelmanson

    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available Under the TLTP initiative, the Mathematics Departments at Imperial College and Leeds University are jointly developing a CAL method directed at supplementing the level of mathematics of students entering science and engineering courses from diverse A-level (or equivalent backgrounds. The aim of the joint project is to maintain – even increase - the number of students enrolling on such first-year courses without lowering the courses' existing mathematical standards. A CAL tutor for matrix theory is presented in this paper, in the form of Mathematica Notebooks. This constitutes one of a list of specific A-level mathematics core options required by science and engineering departments. The module has been written so as to recognize students' errors and advise accordingly. Questions are generated randomly, at run time, in order to preclude copying between users. The module incorporates automated performance indicators so as to impinge minimally on existing staff resources. As an aid to other CAL authors considering the use of Mathematica Notebooks, idiosyncratic difficulties encountered within Mathematica Notebooks are catalogued and discussed in detail.

  11. The upgrade of the laser calibration system for the ATLAS hadron calorimeter TileCal

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    Spalla, Margherita; The ATLAS collaboration

    2014-01-01

    The Tile Calorimeter (TileCal), the central section of the hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment, is a key detector component to detect hadrons, jets and taus and to measure the missing transverse energy. TileCal is built of steel and scintillating tiles coupled to optical fibers and read‐out by photomultipliers (PMT). The performance of TileCal relies on a continuous, high resolution calibration of the individual response of the 10,000 channels forming the detector. The calibration is based on a three level architecture: a charge injection system used to monitor the full electronics chain including front-end amplifiers, digitizers and event builder blocks for each individual channel; a distributed optical system using laser pulses to excite all PMTs; and a mobile Cesium radiative source which is driven through the detector cell floating inside a pipe system. This architecture allows for a cascade calibration of the electronics, of the PMT and electronics, and of full chain including the active detec...

  12. Mass spectra in ${\\cal N}=1$ SQCD with additional colorless fields. Strong coupling regimes. II

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    Chernyak, Victor L

    2016-01-01

    This paper continues our studies in arXiV:1608.06452 [hep-th] of ${\\cal N}=1$ gauge theories in the strongly coupled regimes. We also consider here the ${\\cal N}=1$ SQCD-like theories with $SU(N_c)$ colors (and their Seiberg's dual), with $N_F$ flavors of light quarks and $N_F^2$ additional colorless flavored scalars $\\Phi^j_i$, but now with $N_F$ in the range $N_F>3N_c$. The mass spectra of these direct and dual theories in various vacua are calculated within the dynamical scenario introduced by the author in [8]. It assumes that quarks in such ${\\cal N}=1$ SQCD-like theories without elementary colored adjoint scalars can be in two {\\it standard} phases only. These are either the HQ (heavy quark) phase where they are confined or the Higgs phase. Recall that this scenario satisfies all those tests which were used as checks of the Seiberg hypothesis about the equivalence of the direct and dual theories. Calculated mass spectra of the direct $SU(N_c)$ theory are compared to those of its Seiberg's dual $SU(N_F-N...

  13. Consistent ${\\cal N}=8$ truncation of massive IIA on $S^6$

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    Guarino, Adolfo

    2015-01-01

    Massive type IIA supergravity is shown to admit a consistent truncation on the six-sphere to maximal supergravity in four dimensions with a dyonic ISO(7) gauging. We obtain the complete, non-linear embedding of all the $D=4$ fields into the IIA metric and form potentials, and show its consistency. We first rewrite the IIA theory in an $\\textrm{SO}(1,3) \\times \\textrm{SL}(7)$--covariant way. Then, we employ an ${\\cal N}=8$ SL(7)--covariant restriction of the $D=4$ tensor hierarchy in order to find the full embedding. The redundant $D=4$ degrees of freedom introduced by the tensor hierarchy can be eliminated by writing the embedding in terms of the field strengths and exploiting the restricted duality hierarchy. In particular, closed expressions for the Freund-Rubin term are found using this technique which reveal a pattern valid for other truncations. Finally, we show that the present ${\\cal N}=8$ truncation of massive IIA on $S^6$ and the ${\\cal N}=2$ truncation obtained when $S^6$ is equipped with its nearly...

  14. NLTE Model Atmosphere Analysis of the LMC Supersoft X-ray Source CAL 83

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    Lanz, T; Audard, M; Paerels, F; Rasmussen, A P; Hubeny, I; Lanz, Thierry; Telis, Gisela A.; Audard, Marc; Paerels, Frits; Rasmussen, Andrew P.; Hubeny, Ivan

    2005-01-01

    We present a non-LTE model atmosphere analysis of Chandra HRC-S/LETG and XMM-Newton RGS spectroscopy of the prototypical supersoft source CAL 83 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Taken with a 16-month interval, the Chandra and XMM-Newton spectra are very similar. They reveal a very rich absorption line spectrum from the hot white dwarf photosphere, but no spectral signatures of a wind. We also report a third X-ray off-state during a later Chandra observation, demonstrating the recurrent nature of CAL 83. Moreover, we found evidence of short-timescale variability in the soft X-ray spectrum. We completed the analysis of the LETG and RGS spectra of CAL 83 with new NLTE line-blanketed model atmospheres that explicitly include 74 ions of the 11 most abundant species. We successfully matched the Chandra and XMM-Newton spectra assuming a model composition with LMC metallicity. We derived the basic stellar parameters of the hot white dwarf, but the current state of atomic data in the soft X-ray domain precludes a detail...

  15. Exploiting Parallelism in the TileCal Trigger System with GPGPU

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    Sacks, Marc

    2015-10-01

    After the 2022 upgrades, the Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) detector at ATLAS will be generating raw data at a rate of approximately 41 TB/s. The TileCal triggering system contains a degree of parallelism in its processing algorithms and thus presents an opportunity to explore the use of general-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU). Currently, research into the viability of an sROD ARM-based co-processing unit (PU) is being conducted at Wits University with especial regard to increasing the I/O throughput of the detector. Integration of GPGPU into this PU could enhance its performance by relieving the ARMs of particularly parallel computations. In addition to the PU, use of GPGPU in the front-end trigger is being investigated on the basis of the used algorithms having a similarity to image processing algorithms - where GPU can be used optimally. The use of GPUs in assistance to or in place of FPGAs can be justified by GPUs’ relative ease of programming; C/C++ like languages as opposed to assembly-like Hardware Description Languages (HDLs). This project will consider how GPUs can best be utilised as a subsystem of TileCal in terms of power and computing efficiency; and therefore cost.

  16. Síntesis y caracterización de materiales híbridos basados en nanotubos de carbono

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    García Gutiérrez, Ángel Pablo

    2013-01-01

    Los nanotubos de carbono están despertando un gran interés investigativo en los últimos años debido a sus excepcionales propiedades electrónicas, mecánicas, térmicas, químicas y por sus potenciales aplicaciones en nanociencia y nanotecnología. Por otro lado, el óxido de zinc también genera un gran interés tanto científico como tecnológico debido a sus extraordinarias propiedades ópticas y eléctricas. Se trata de un material semiconductor con demostradas propiedades fotocatalíticas, que le con...

  17. Propriedades da madeira e estimativas de massa, carbono e energia de clones de Eucalyptus plantados em diferentes locais

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    Larissa Carvalho Santos; Ana Márcia Macedo Ladeira Carvalho; Bárbara Luísa Corradi Pereira; Aylson Costa Oliveira; Angélica de Cássia Oliveira Carneiro; Paulo Fernando Trugilho

    2012-01-01

    As diferentes espécies de Eucalyptus são aptas para os mais diversos usos, sendo sua madeira amplamente empregada na geração de energia a partir da sua queima direta na forma de lenha ou da sua conversão em carvão vegetal. Além das propriedades da madeira, informações a respeito da estimativa de massa, carbono fixado e quantidade de energia disponível por área de plantio são importantes para a previsão da quantidade de produtos a ser gerada por material genético em dado local. Diante da impor...

  18. Técnica alternativas de determinação "on site" de dióxido de carbono

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    Vasconcelos Segundo, Emerson Hochsteiner de

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: O presente trabalho teve como objetivo o desenvolvimento de técnicas alternativas, em campo, para determinação de dióxido de carbono em reservatórios para abastecimento de águas ou regularização de hidroelétricas. As técnicas concebidas têm aplicação tanto para o meio líquido quanto para o meio gasoso e baseiam-se na captação de sinais físicos, predominantemente no que diz respeito à espectroscopia. Foram analisadas possíveis aplicações em relação à produção de bolhas de gás pelo desl...

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

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    Rosana Ferraro

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El cambio climático y su efecto más inmediato, el calentamiento global, plantean desafíos para la gestión ambiental de las ciudades. Uno de ellos es estimar su huella de carbono con la finalidad de morigerar los potenciales impactos. El presente trabajo propone calcular las emisiones de CO2 producidas por las actividades antrópicas de los 15 asentamientos urbanos de Argentina de más de 300.000 habitantes. Para ello se analizaron por localidad los consumos de energía eléctrica y se calcularon las emisiones de CO2 por sector de demanda eléctrica. Los resultados muestran que Argentina, en general, y los grandes asentamientos, en particular, tienen una baja contribución de emisiones de CO2, que se asocian en orden decreciente con la actividad industrial, residencial y comercial.

  20. DIÓXIDO DE CARBONO ASSOCIADO À FOSFINA NO CONTROLE DO GORGULHO-DO-MILHO (Sitophilus zeamais)

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    Talita Lacaze de Camargo Casella; Lêda Rita D'Antonino Faroni; Pedro Amorim Berbert; Paulo Roberto Cecon

    1998-01-01

    RESUMO O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da utilização de fosfina, associada a atmosferas ricas em dióxido de carbono, no controle efetivo de Sitophilus zeamais, em todas as suas fases de desenvolvimento, em grãos de milho, a temperatura de 29°C e 65% de umidade relativa. Os tratamentos compreenderam a combinação de atmosfera controlada (21% de CO2 e 79% de N2) e três doses de fosfina (0,25, 0,50 e 0,75g.m-3) e atmosfera ambiente e duas doses de fosfina (0,0 e 1,0g.m-3) em três p...

  1. Delaminação na furação de laminados carbono/epóxido

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    Durão, Luís Miguel P.; Daniel J.S. Gonçalves; Tavares, João Manuel R.S.; Albuquerque, Victor Hugo C. de; A. Monteiro Baptista

    2011-01-01

    A produção de peças estruturais em materiais compósitos, nomeadamente os de matriz epóxida reforçada com fibras de carbono, tem-se tornado cada vez mais importante face à combinação das suas características específicas, como elevada rigidez e o baixo peso. Embora por um lado o custo destes materiais tenha vindo a tornar-se numa barreira cada vez menor para a sua utilização, a necessidade de operações de acabamento, incluindo a furação, aumenta o custo final das peças dificultando a sua utiliz...

  2. Análise do efeito higrotérmico no comportamento em fadiga de compósitos de PPS/fibras de carbono On the analysis of hygrothermal effect on fatigue behavior of PPS/carbon fiber composite

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    Maria C. M. de Faria

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O contínuo crescimento na utilização de compósitos termoplásticos em componentes estruturais na indústria aeroespacial deve-se, primordialmente, à flexibilidade de projeto, excelência de suas propriedades mecânicas e baixa massa específica, aliadas aos elevados valores de resistência mecânica e rigidez e baixa incidência de corrosão, atendendo aos severos requisitos de desempenho quando em serviço dessas estruturas. Componentes com exigências estruturais, quando expostos a ambientes agressivos como elevada temperatura e umidade, podem ter suas propriedades mecânicas sensibilizadas por esses fatores ambientais, e devem ser cuidadosamente avaliados antes de serem colocados em serviço. Em função do que foi exposto este trabalho tem como objetivo contribuir para a avaliação do efeito higrotérmico na resistência à fadiga do compósito termoplástico PPS/fibras de carbono. Os materiais estudados foram cedidos pela empresa holandesa TenCate, fornecedora de laminados da Airbus e EMBRAER. Os resultados obtidos neste trabalho mostram que compósitos de PPS/fibras de carbono apresentam um aumento nos valores de resistência à tração quando condicionados higrotermicamente, devido à plasticização desta matriz polimérica, aumentando, consecutivamente, sua tenacidade à fratura. Entretanto, a partir dos ensaios realizados, foi constatado que o condicionamento higrotérmico não alterou de forma significativa o comportamento de vida em fadiga dos laminados PPS-C.The continued growth in the use of polymer composites in structural components in the aerospace industry is due primarily to the design flexibility, excellent mechanical properties and low density, combined with the high values of mechanical strength and stiffness and low incidence of corrosion, with which these structures meet several performance requirements when in service. Components with structural requirements may have their mechanical properties affected when

  3. Efeito do Nb na cinética de revenimento de aços de baixo carbono Effect of Nb on the tempering kinetics of low carbon steels

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    Tahiana Francisca da Conceição Hermenegildo

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Os efeitos da temperatura e do tempo sobre a cinética de revenimento foram estudados, utilizando chapas de um aço baixo carbono e microligado com Nb e de outro aço com composição química similar, porém sem Nb. A lei de cinética de revenimento foi estudada pela equação de Johnson, Mehl e Avrami, a partir da variação da dureza Vickers das amostras revenidas com a temperatura e com o tempo de revenimento para os dois aços. Para o aço sem Nb, verificou-se que a dureza praticamente não variou com o tempo de revenimento, para a temperatura de revenimento de 600°C, e que a dureza tende a saturar para altos tempos de revenimento, para as diferentes temperaturas de revenimento utilizadas. Para o aço com Nb, observou-se uma maior resistência ao revenimento para as temperaturas de revenimento de 500 e 600°C, associada à precipitação de partículas muito finas de carbonetos de Nb dispersos na ferrita. A energia de ativação, para o revenimento, para o aço sem Nb, é de 130kJ/mol e pode-se inferir que o mecanismo que limita a cinética de revenimento, é a difusão intersticial do carbono na ferrita. Para o aço com Nb, a energia de ativação, para o revenimento é de 180kJ/mol e pode-se inferir que o mecanismo que limita a cinética de revenimento é a difusão do Nb na ferrita.The effect of temperature and time on tempering kinetics was studied by using a low carbon steel microalloyed with Nb (0,031 and another steel with a similar chemical composition, however without Nb. After determining the Vickers hardness values, the kinetics law of tempering was studied by the Jonhson-Mehl-Avrami equation using a variation of temperatures and time for both steels. The hardness of the steel without Nb did not change with the tempering time at 600ºC and tended to saturate at high tempering times, for the different tempering temperatures used. For the tempering temperatures of 500 and 600ºC, the steel with Nb has a greater tempering

  4. Incremento de carbono e nitrogênio num latossolo pelo uso de plantas estivais para cobertura do solo

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    Bayer Cimélio

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O acúmulo de matéria orgânica em solos agrícolas constitui-se numa importante estratégia para a melhoria da qualidade do solo e do ambiente. Neste estudo, avaliou-se o efeito a médio prazo (5 anos de quatro sistemas de cultura [milho (M, M+feijão de porco, M+mucuna cinza e M+soja preta] nos estoques de carbono orgânico (CO e nitrogênio total (NT de um Latossolo vermelho sob preparo reduzido, em Chapecó (SC. O cultivo do solo com aração e gradagens, nos 23 anos que antecederam o experimento, resultou numa diminuição de cerca de 50-60% nos estoques originais de CO e NT do solo. Por sua vez, a inclusão de leguminosas intercalares ao milho determinou uma recuperação parcial do estoque de matéria orgânica do solo, com taxas de acúmulo de 0,39 a 2,23Mg ha¹ano¹ de CO e 0,15 a 0,22Mg ha¹ano¹ de NT, calculadas em referência ao tratamento com milho exclusivamente. Além das implicações ambientais positivas do seqüestro de carbono no solo, o aumento de matéria orgânica no solo resultou num incremento da sua capacidade de troca de cátions, o que representa uma melhoria importante na qualidade deste solo de argila de atividade baixa.

  5. Ionization Nebulae Surrounding CAL 83 and Other Supersoft X-ray Sources

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    Remillard, R. A.; Rappaport, S.; Macri, L. M.

    1995-01-01

    We present the results of an optical search for ionized gaseous nebulae surrounding luminous, "supersoft" X-ray sources in the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. This relatively new and mysterious X-ray class has characteristic luminosities approximately 10(exp 37) - 10(exp 38) ergs/s with effective temperatures in the range of 2 - 6 x 10(exp 5) K. The presence of a large flux of UV and soft X-ray photons from these objects has led to predictions of bright optical emission lines from the local interstellar medium. One such object, CAL 83 in the LMC, was known to have an associated nebula, and we quantify here the asymmetry and luminosity of this remarkable nebula. Deep images were made using narrowband filters to isolate the emission lines of H.alpha and [O III] (lamda5007). In these emission lines, the nebula is detected out to distances as far as 25 pc from the central object, and the integrated luminosity in each line is of order approximately 100 solar luminosity. Model calculations of such nebulae for chemical abundances characteristic of the LMC indicate that approximately 1% of the X-ray luminosity of the central source is reprocessed into the nebular H.alpha and [O III] lamda5007 emission lines, from which we conclude that the time-averaged X-ray luminosity of the central source, CAL 83, is greater than 3 x 10(exp 37) ergs/s. The bright inner nebula contains approximately 150 solar mass within 7.5 pc of CAL 83, which clearly indicates that the nebular material has its origin in the interstellar medium. In sharp contrast, there were null detections for nebulae associated with nine other luminous, supersoft X-ray sources in the LMC and SMC, with upper limits for the [O III] luminosity that are a factor of approximately 10 below that for CAL 83. For eight of these latter sources, we conclude that either their time-averaged luminosity is substantially below that of CAL 83, or that the local interstellar medium is much less dense. The latter effect may be

  6. Pollen record and environmental evolution of Caotanhu wetland in Xinjiang since 4550 cal. a BP

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    ZHANG Yun; KONG ZhaoChen; NI Jian; YAN Shun; YANG ZhenJing

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents a multi-proxy reconstruction of the climate change in Caotanhu wetland using pollen, phytolith and charcoal records, and the data of loss of ignition (LOI), grain size analysis, and susceptibility. Results reveal that between 4550 and 2500 cal. a BP, a dry climatic condition was not favorable for the accumulation of peat. Since 2500 cal. a BP, the climate became humid and the wetland developed with abundant freshwater aquatic plants, which contributed to peat accumulation. Never-theless, alternate periods of rain and dry climate occurred during that period. Between 2500 and 1810 cal. a BP (550 BC-140 AD), the climate was more humid than at present. A lot of emerged plants, such as Phragmites, Typha and Sparganium, and freshwater green algae grew in the wetland which was sur-rounded by desert-steppe vegetation composed mainly of Chenopodiaceae, Arternisia, Compositae and Thalictrum. However, from 1810 to 1160 cal. a BP (140-790 AD), the water level started to decrease and hydrophyte species reduced greatly, but some Phragmites still grew in the wetland and around it was desert vegetation with high proportion of Chenopodiaceae and Artemisia. Then from 1160 to 650 a BP (790-1300 AD), it entered a period of desert-steppe with abundant mesic and xerophytic plants. And a lot of aquatic plants prevailed in the wetland. Here, what is noticeable is that percentages of arboreal pollen, consisting mainly of Betula and Picea, increased greatly and reached a maximal value of 27.2%, in which, Betula percentages rose to 23.2%. Hence, it is reasonable to conclude that Betula grew in the highland of the wetland, or Picea timberline shifted downward resulting in the increase of percentages of Betula and Picea pollen, which were transported into the wetland by flood or wind. But since 650 cal. a BP, desert vegetation prevailed around the wetland again with dominant Chenopodiaceae and Ar-temisia, and the climate was similar to modern one. Despite some aquatic

  7. The quantitative reconstruction of the paleoclimate between 5200 and 4300 cal yr BP in the Tianshui Basin, NW China

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    Sun, N; X. Q. Li

    2011-01-01

    The quantitative reconstruction of the paleoclimate is the ultimate goal of studying past global change. Here, the Coexistence Approach (CA) was applied to reconstruct climatic factors quantitatively based on the fossil charcoal records between 5200 and 4300 cal yr BP in the Tianshui Basin, NW China. The climate of the Tianshui Basin belonged to the northern subtropical zone from 5200–4300 cal yr BP. The climatic tolerance ranges were selected, and the lower limit value was regarded as the lo...

  8. The quantitative reconstruction of the palaeoclimate between 5200 and 4300 cal yr BP in the Tianshui Basin, NW China

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    Sun, N; X. Q. Li

    2012-01-01

    The quantitative reconstruction of the palaeoclimate is a prerequisite for understanding climate processes at time scales of centuries and millennia. Here, the coexistence approach (CA) was applied to reconstruct climatic factors quantitatively based on the fossil charcoal records between 5200 and 4300 cal yr BP in the Tianshui Basin, NW China. The CA analysis showed that the climate of the Tianshui Basin belonged to the northern subtropical zone between 5200 and 4300 cal yr...

  9. The Impact of Open Access to Atypical Antipsychotics on Treatment Costs for Medi-Cal Patients with Bipolar Disorder

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    Sangeeta Narayan; Kimberly L. Sterling; McCombs, Jeffrey S.

    2006-01-01

    Background: The California Medicaid Program (Medi-Cal) provided open access to atypical antipsychotics in October 1997. This study investigated the impact of open access to atypical antipsychotics on the costs and duration of therapy for patients with bipolar disorders. Methods: Paid claims data from Medi-Cal were used to identify episodes of treatment using antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, or selected anticonvulsants initiated by patients with bipolar disorders. Episodes of...

  10. Applications of the Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) initiative to the evolved SEASAPPROW Missile program

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    Fuhs, Hans Georg

    1995-01-01

    This thesis reviews the Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) initiative and its data format specifications and analyzes how they were applied to the Evolved SEASPARROW Missile (ES SM) Program. The CALS initiative and its data format specifications were developed to facilitate management of defense system technical data. With recent reforms in defense acquisition policy called for in Secretary of Defense memorandum, "Specifications & Standards - A New Way of Doing Business" the...

  11. Assessment of CO2 capture by calcium looping (CaL) process in a flexible power plant operation scenario

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    Among various carbon capture options, calcium looping (CaL) seems to be a promising method to reduce both energy and cost penalties for post-combustion CO2 capture compared to gas–liquid applications. In addition, assessment of dynamic performances of power plants with carbon capture is of great importance in the context of actual energy sector. This paper develops and evaluates, through dynamic modeling, the performances of CaL cycle operating in turbulent and fast fluidization regimes. CaL cycle has two independed circulated fluidized bed (CFB) reactors: the calciner, where CO2 is captured by reacting with CaO and the carbonator, where the CO2 is released and the sorbent is regenerated. Detailed mathematic models for both CaL cycle reactors were developed and simulated in dynamic conditions similar to the power plant cycling. The simulation results, in case of carbonator, were compared with experimental data published in literature and good quality prediction of CaL cycle was observed. In terms of CO2 capture efficiency, the sorbent capacity decreases significant with the number of cycles. The results proved that the height of the dense region decreases with increasing of the superficial velocity of the gas. The most part of the reactions takes place in the dense region; therefore, at smaller superficial gas velocities a higher carbonation degree can be achieved (more than 73%). The CO2 removal rate has been studied using a ramp, step and sinusoidal input tests to highlight the CaL transient response that occur in a real power plant due to load following operation. - Highlights: • Development of dynamic model for the CO2 capture using calcium looping (CaL) process. • Evaluation of CaL cycle dynamic behavior and model validation vs. experimental data. • Evaluation of CO2 removal capacity during a ramp, step and sinusoidal input tests

  12. Autopercepção da fluorose pela exposição a flúor pela água e dentifrício

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    Menezes Léa Maria Bezerra de; Sousa Maria da Luz Rosário de; Rodrigues Lidiany Karla Azevedo; Cury Jaime Aparecido

    2002-01-01

    A percepção da fluorose dental e seu impacto em escolares de Piracicaba, SP, Brasil, expostos ao uso de flúor pela água e dentifrício, foram avaliados. O problema foi encontrado em 72% das crianças, mas o grau de alteração decorrente não provocou nenhum impacto na satisfação das crianças com seus dentes. Embora a fluorose dental, devido à ingestão de flúor pela água e ao uso de dentifrício fluoretado, não tenha comprometido a estética da amostra populacional avaliada, estudo mais abrangente d...

  13. The Aspergillus nidulans cetA and calA genes are involved in conidial germination and cell wall morphogenesis.

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    Belaish, Ravit; Sharon, Haim; Levdansky, Emma; Greenstein, Shulamit; Shadkchan, Yana; Osherov, Nir

    2008-03-01

    The Aspergillus nidulans genes cetA (AN3079.2) and calA (AN7619.2) encode a novel class of fungal thaumatin-like proteins of unknown function. Deletion of cetA does not result in an observable phenotype [Greenstein, S., Shadkchan, Y., Jadoun, J., Sharon, C., Markovich, S., Osherov, N., 2006. Analysis of the Aspergillus nidulans thaumatin-like cetA gene and evidence for transcriptional repression of pyr4 expression in the cetA-disrupted strain. Fungal Genet. Biol. 43, 42-53]. We prepared knockout calA and calA/cetA A. nidulans strains. The calA mutants were phenotypically identical to the wild-type. In contrast, the cetA/calA double mutant showed a synthetic lethal phenotype suggesting that the two genes affect a single function or pathway: most of its conidia were completely inhibited in germination. Many collapsed and underwent lysis. A few showed abnormal germination characterized by short swollen hyphae and abnormal hyphal branching. Nongerminated conidia contained a single condensed nucleus suggesting a block in early germination. This is the first functional analysis of the novel cetA/calA family of thaumatin-like genes and their role in A. nidulans conidial germination. We show that CETA and CALA are secreted proteins that together play an essential role in early conidial germination. PMID:17703972

  14. Crystallization and Preliminary Diffraction Analysis of the CAL PDZ Domain in Complex with a Selective Peptide Inhibitor

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    J Amacher; P Cushing; J Weiner; D Madden

    2011-12-31

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is associated with loss-of-function mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), which regulates epithelial fluid and ion homeostasis. The CFTR cytoplasmic C-terminus interacts with a number of PDZ (PSD-95/Dlg/ZO-1) proteins that modulate its intracellular trafficking and chloride-channel activity. Among these, the CFTR-associated ligand (CAL) has a negative effect on apical-membrane expression levels of the most common disease-associated mutant {Delta}F508-CFTR, making CAL a candidate target for the treatment of CF. A selective peptide inhibitor of the CAL PDZ domain (iCAL36) has recently been developed and shown to stabilize apical expression of {Delta}F508-CFTR, enhancing net chloride-channel activity, both alone and in combination with the folding corrector corr-4a. As a basis for structural studies of the CAL-iCAL36 interaction, a purification protocol has been developed that increases the oligomeric homogeneity of the protein. Here, the cocrystallization of the complex in space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1}, with unit-cell parameters a = 35.9, b = 47.7, c = 97.3 {angstrom}, is reported. The crystals diffracted to 1.4 {angstrom} resolution. Based on the calculated Matthews coefficient (1.96 {angstrom}{sup 3} Da{sup -1}), it appears that the asymmetric unit contains two complexes.

  15. Influência do tipo de material suporte no desempenho de reatores biológicos de leito móvel na remoção de carbono e nitrificação de esgoto sanitário The influence of material support kind on the biological moving bed reactors performance used for the carbon removal and nitrification of sewage

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    Delmira Beatriz Wolff

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi mostrada a influência do tipo de material suporte: P4 (plástico reciclado rugoso, diâmetro médio de 2,31 mm, densidade de 900 kg.m-3, superfície específica potencial de 2.596 m².m-3sup e P5 (polietileno, pouco rugoso, forma cilíndrica, diâmetro médio de 10 mm, densidade de 880 kg.m-3, superfície específica potencial de 3.075m².m-³sup utilizados em dois reatores biológicos de leito móvel, fluxo contínuo, na remoção de carbono e nitrificação de esgoto sanitário, os quais foram divididos em duas fases, de acordo com a idade do lodo (IL: fase A: IL de 10 dias e fase B: IL de 3 dias. Foram aplicadas cargas orgânicas superficiais médias de 4,0 kgDQO.m-2.d-1 (P4 e de 4,1 kgDQO.m-2.d-1 (P5; e cargas superficiais de nitrogênio de 0,63 kgN.m-2.d-1 (P5 e de 0,66 kgN.m-2.d-1 (P5. Para o material P4, a remoção média foi de 87% de carbono e 83% de nitrogênio (fase A e 80% de carbono e 77% de nitrogênio (fase B. Para o P5, remoção de 63% de carbono e 55% de nitrogênio (Fase A e 59% de carbono e de nitrogênio (fase B. Com base nos resultados obtidos, verificou-se que a remoção de carbono e nitrogênio não foi influenciada pela idade do lodo, mas pelo tipo de material suporte (forma ou características de superfície e superfície disponível para o crescimento da biomassa.This paper presented the influence of material support kind: P4 (rugous recycled plastic, medium diameter of 2.31 mm, density of 900 kg.m-3, specific surface potential of 2,596 m².m-3sup and P5 (polietilene, cilindric shape, medium diameter of 10 mm, density of 880 kg.m-3, specific surface potential of 3,075m².m-3sup used in two continuous flux biological moving bed reactors using different material support to remove nitrogen and carbon from sewage, which was divided in two phases according to sludge retention time (SRT: phase A: SRT of 10 days and phase B: SRT of 3 days. The organic loading rates applied were 4.0 kgCOD.m-2.d-1 (P4 and

  16. Determinación de carbono orgánico en materias primas cerámicas en presencia de siderita, FeCO3

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    Gazulla Barreda, María Fernanda; Gómez, Carmen M.; Rodrigo Carbonell, María Dolores; Orduña, Mónica

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    La materia orgánica es una de las impurezas presentes en las materias primas utilizadas en la fabricación de pavimentos y revestimientos cerámicos. Durante el proceso de cocción, el carbono orgánico (Corgánico) puede producir la aparición de un núcleo negro conocido como “corazón negro”, que puede causar defectos en el producto final. Las materias primas cerámicas contienen Corgánico a nivel de mg·kg-1 (procedente de la materia orgánica) y carbono inorgánico (Cinorgánico) a nivel de porce...

  17. O discurso jornalístico do meio ambiente pela lente da pragmática

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    Pedroso, Juliana da Rocha

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: Em razão de o meio ambiente ser um assunto de relevância e tendo em vista que o jornalismo ajuda a construir formas de pensar e agir, o presente trabalho se dedica a investigar o discurso jornalístico. Optando pela mídia de revista, analisou-se quais estratégias são investidas pela revista Planeta para levar informações e conhecimentos aos seus leitores, com o intuito de compreender como o meio ambiente é comunicado. Esta pesquisa utiliza a pragmática, contextualizando-a como uma pers...

  18. A estética da cidade pela geografia do afeto na obra de Moacyr Scliar

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    Adriana Antunes de Almeida

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Moacyr Scliar é herdeiro da literatura urbana gaúcha da década de 30, no entanto, diferente dos autores daquele período, traz à tona uma Porto Alegre permeada por espaços ricos de afeto e de memória, fazendo com que a cidade assuma outros aspectos que não apenas o do ambiente degradado. O bairro Bom Fim é o responsável por esse movimento e é a partir dele que se pode reconhecer uma estética da cidade, criada pela arte de narrar e pela arquitetura contemporânea.

  19. Simulação e análise dosimétrica de protonterapia e íons de carbono no tratamento do melanoma uveal

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    Marília Tavares Christóvão

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Este artigo apresenta a avaliação dosimétrica da radioterapia por íons de carbono em comparação à protonterapia. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: As simulações computacionais foram elaboradas no código Geant4 (GEometry ANd Tracking. Um modelo de olho discretizado em voxels implementado no sistema Siscodes (sistema computacional para dosimetria em radioterapia foi empregado, em que perfis de dose em profundidade e curvas de isodose foram gerados e superpostos. Nas simulações com feixe de íons de carbono, distintos valores de energia do feixe foram adotados, enquanto nas simulações com feixe de prótons os dispositivos da linha de irradiação foram incluídos e diferentes espessuras do material absorvedor foram aplicadas. RESULTADOS: As saídas das simulações foram processadas e integradas ao Siscodes para gerar as distribuições espaciais de dose no modelo ocular, considerando alterações do posicionamento de entrada do feixe. Os percentuais de dose foram normalizados em função da dose máxima para um feixe em posição de entrada específica, energia da partícula incidente e número de íons de carbono e de prótons incidentes. CONCLUSÃO: Os benefícios descritos e os resultados apresentados contribuem para o desenvolvimento das aplicações clínicas e das pesquisas em radioterapia ocular por íons de carbono e prótons.

  20. Caracterización del aceite de semilla de borraja extraído con dióxido de carbono supercrítico

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    Delgado Andújar, A.

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available The present work is based on a comparative study of the borage seed's oil obtained with supercritical carbon dioxide by means of the conventional extraction using hexane as a solvent. In the optimal working conditions, the results obtained in the extraction with carbon dioxide are comparable to those obtained in the extraction with hexane, although the oil's quality is higher. Therefore, the process of supercritical extraction with carbon dioxide could be more effective than conventional extraction because the solvent removal is not necessary and several steps of the oil refining process can be reduced notably.

    En el presente trabajo se realiza un estudio comparativo de la calidad del aceite de semilla de borraja obtenido con dióxido de carbono supercrítico y mediante extracción convencional empleando hexano como disolvente. La calidad del aceite extraído con dióxido de carbono es superior. En las condiciones óptimas de operación, los rendimientos encontrados en la extracción con dióxido de carbono, son comparables a los obtenidos en la extracción con hexano, si bien la calidad del aceite es superior. Por tanto, el proceso de Extracción Supercrítica con dióxido de carbono, al eliminar la etapa de recuperación del disolvente y simplificar sensiblemente el proceso de refinado del aceite, se presenta como una alternativa competitiva con la extracción convencional.

  1. La revolución de la física del carbono: fullerenos, nanotubos, grafeno

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    González Carmona, José

    2011-01-01

    El carbono es el elemento químico más estudiado, es el elemento central de la biología y la  medicina, y también fundamental en la producción de energía y conservación del medio.

  2. A Relação entre o Ingresso ou Saída de Empresas do Índice de Carbono Eficiente (ICO2 e sua Rentabilidade = The Relationship Between entry or Exit of Companies from Carbon Efficient Index (ICO2 and Their Profitability

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    Vinicius Mothé Maia

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A preocupação ambiental e social nas ações humanas não é fato exclusivo do século XXI. A política pública ambiental brasileira, por exemplo, iniciou-se na década de 1930 e se consolida desde então. Este artigo tem o objetivo de estudar os possíveis impactos na rentabilidade de empresas que ingressaram ou saíram do Índice de Carbono Eficiente (ICO2. Em virtude da escassez de estudos acerca desse índice de responsabilidade social, a presente pesquisa se mostra relevante no avanço do entendimento das vantagens obtidas pelas empresas que adotam medidas carbono eficientes. A fim de analisar tal efeito, foi adotado um modelo adaptado do Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM. A amostra da pesquisa compreendeu 12 empresas que entraram ou saíram do índice ao longo do período de 2012 a 2015. Os resultados obtidos não permitiram associar movimentos no ICO2 com aumentos ou quedas nos índices de rentabilidade, à exceção de duas empresas. Sendo assim, não foram verificadas evidências estatísticas de que o ICO2 é um fator relevante para a elevação da rentabilidade empresarial. Esse fato aponta para uma não valorização, por parte do investidor, das empresas apenas por comporem o índice.The environmental and social concern in the human actions is not an unique fact of the XXI century. Brazilian environmental public policy, for example, began in the 1930s and strengthened since. This article aims to study the possible impact on the profitability of companies who entered or left the Carbon Efficient Index (ICO2. Due to the lack of studies about this social responsibility index, this research is important in advancing the understanding of the benefits obtained by the companies that adopt efficient carbon measures. In order to analyze this effect was adopted an adapted model of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM. The survey sample comprised 12 companies who entered or left the index over the period 2012 to 2015. The results obtained

  3. Procesos de certificación de proyectos de captura de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI En los Mercados Internacionales de Carbono

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    Sabogal Aguilar Javier

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available En el marco de la mitigación al cambio climático, subyacen dos tipos de mecanismos destinados a disminuir las concentraciones de gases efecto invernadero: en primer lugar, la reducción de emisiones por las fuentes contaminantes; y en segundo lugar, el secuestro o captura de los gases de efecto invernadero (GEI cuantificados en CO2 equivalente en proyectos forestales (conocidos como LULUCF.Los proyectos de mitigación se abordan en el presente artículo por la comparación de los procesos de certificación que deben cumplir los proyectos de captura de gases de efecto invernadero, para acceder a los Mercados Internacionales de Carbono, tanto del Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio (MDL adoptado por el Protocolo de Kioto, como de los Mercados Voluntarios de Carbono (MVC.Como resultados, se presenta el aporte al desarrollo sustentable "local y regional": social, económico y ambiental en disponibilidad y mantenimiento de bienes y servicios ambientales; se resaltan las críticas a los esquemas de mercado analizados, y la incidencia del aporte a la sustentabilidad regional y local en la aprobación. De acuerdo con a lo anterior, los mercados voluntarios de carbono resultan ser más acordes con proyectos de pequeña y mediana escala mientras que el mecanismo de desarrollo limpio favorece en mayor medida aquellos proyectos de mediana y gran escala.

  4. Modelo para calculo estimación del carbono en Tipo Forestal Roble-Raulí-Coigüe en la Reserva Nacional Malleco: Chile

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    Norman Moreno Garcia

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es la selección de un modelo para estimación de carbono en Tipo Forestal Roble-Raulí y Coigüe. La recolección de datos se realizo en la Reserva Nacional Malleco. Cada sitio fue representado por un grupo de 5 parcelas (cuadradas, de lado 35m, superficie 1225m2, ubicadas en un transecto según la pendiente más fuerte. Fueron estimados los volúmenes de madera con y sin corteza de la totalidad de los individuos por medio de funciones para cada especie del tipo forestal en estudio. La cantidad de carbono almacenado a nivel de fuste de las parcelas fue estimada aplicando la función universal de carbono. En cada parcela se contabilizaron los árboles por clase diamétrico de DAP, siendo definidas las clases a partir del DAP mínimo de 3 cm y con una amplitud de 5 cm. Fueron ajustados los modelos de Spurr, Meyer, Stoate, Naslund y Schumacher-Hall. El modelo Schumacher-Hall presento el mejor ajuste de acuerdo a los indicadores estadísticos considerados, además de una mejor distribución de residuales.

  5. CalTOX, a multimedia total exposure model for hazardous-waste sites

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    CalTOX has been developed as a spreadsheet model to assist in health-risk assessments that address contaminated soils and the contamination of adjacent air, surface water, sediments, and ground water. The modeling effort includes a multimedia transport and transformation model, exposure scenario models, and efforts to quantify and reduce uncertainty in multimedia, multiple-pathway exposure models. This report provides an overview of the CalTOX model components, lists the objectives of the model, describes the philosophy under which the model was developed, identifies the chemical classes for which the model can be used, and describes critical sensitivities and uncertainties. The multimedia transport and transformation model is a dynamic model that can be used to assess time-varying concentrations of contaminants introduced initially to soil layers or for contaminants released continuously to air or water. This model assists the user in examining how chemical and landscape properties impact both the ultimate route and quantity of human contact. Multimedia, multiple pathway exposure models are used in the CalTOX model to estimate average daily potential doses within a human population in the vicinity of a hazardous substances release site. The exposure models encompass twenty-three exposure pathways. The exposure assessment process consists of relating contaminant concentrations in the multimedia model compartments to contaminant concentrations in the media with which a human population has contact (personal air, tap water, foods, household dusts soils, etc.). The average daily dose is the product of the exposure concentrations in these contact media and an intake or uptake factor that relates the concentrations to the distributions of potential dose within the population

  6. Cal/Val activities for DubaiSat-2 performance assessment

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    Bushahab, A.; Al-Mansoori, S.; Al-Suwaidi, K.; Al Matroushi, Hessa; Al-Tunaiji, E.; Al Shamsi, Meera

    2014-10-01

    Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) was established by the Dubai Government in 2006. After three years of working together with Satrec Initiative (South Korea), EIAST was able to launch DubaiSat-1 on the 29th of July 2009. Building on the success of DubaiSat-1 and the roll out of the knowledge transfer program, UAE engineers were involved in almost 70% of the total build and design of DubaiSat-2. Targeting the commercial market, DubaiSat-2 was launched on the 21st of November 2013 for capturing 1-meter resolution images. The 1st Cal/Val phase was the most critical phase in the satellite life-time, where most of the initial measurements took place. This phase extended over the period of 25/11/2013 till 12/12/2013. Moreover, this phase included most of the relative calibration tasks, color balancing and band matching. 2nd Cal/Val phase included most of the debugging and the pointing accuracy calibration tests. This phase extended over the period of 11/02/2014 till 09/03/2014. This phase emphasized on the calibration of the pointing accuracy. The 3rd Cal/Val phase included fine tuning for the Gyro system to further increase the stability of the satellite and thus improve the pointing accuracy. Moreover, new techniques were implemented to the Pan-Sharpening and to the MTF compensation procedures to enhance the final product. This phase extended over the period of 04/05/2014 till 21/05/2014.

  7. Contraintes et enjeux de développement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie

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    Christian Jost

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    Full Text Available En 2008 a été lancée en Nouvelle-Calédonie une vaste consultation pour élaborer un Schéma d’Aménagement et de Développement du territoire à l’horizon 2025. Si l’économie calédonienne a connu une forte croissance pendant plus d’une décennie, pouvant soutenir les besoins de la population et les investissements, le grand défi d’aujourd’hui réside dans la capacité à construire une communauté de destin basée sur une reconnaissance d’aspirations multiculturelles et sur un projet commun. Lancé dix ans après l’Accord de Nouméa qui le prévoyait, le S.A.D. est cette chance qu’ont les Néo-Calédoniens d’écrire enfin leur avenir ensemble. La réflexion stratégique globale et la mise en place d’une politique générale restent toutefois encore à mettre en place.In 2008 a vast consultation was launched in New Caledonia aimed at establishing a development plan for the territory, directed at the year 2025. If the Caledonian economy has experienced high growth over the past decade, thereby satisfying population and investment needs, the current challenge resides in the capacity to build the society of the future based on the recognition of multi-cultural aspirations and a shared project. Envisaged by the Accord de Nouméa and launched ten years later, the SAD offers all New Caledonians the opportunity to plan the future together. The over-arching strategic reflection and the creation of the broad politic foundations for the project have yet, however, to be determined.

  8. Atividade Empresarial e Sustentabilidade Ambiental: Estudo da Utilização do Calço de Embalagem dos Aparelhos Eletroeletrônicos pelas Empresas do Polo Industrial de Manaus

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    Perin, Marcelo

    2014-01-01

    A presente pesquisa tem a finalidade de mostrar um estudo sobre o uso da polpa de papelão como substituto do Poliestireno Expandido, mais popularmente conhecido como Isopor®; sendo aplicado como componente de embalagem para determinados aparelhos do segmento de mercado de eletroeletrônicos, tanto os produzidos no Polo Industrial de Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil, como também em outras regiões do referido país e do mundo. O estudo em epígrafe é composto de três capítulos, sendo que no...

  9. Cinética de evolução de dióxido de carbono em área de caatinga em São João do Cariri-PB

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    Kallianna Dantas Araujo

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Em decorrência da importância dos elementos meteorológicos nos diversos processos que ocorrem no solo, objetivou-se avaliar a cinética de evolução do dióxido de carbono (atividade microbiana associada aos elementos meteorológicos em áreas de Caatinga, nas condições do semiárido paraibano. O experimento foi instalado em campo, na área da Bacia Escola/CCA/UFPB, Município de São João do Cariri, PB. A atividade microbiana diurna, medida pela liberação de CO2, foi avaliada mensalmente durante o período de janeiro a dezembro de 2008, em três áreas contíguas de Caatinga, correspondendo aos tratamentos: T1 (10 animais 1 animal/3.200 m², T2 (5 animais 1 animal/6.400 m² e T3 (Controle Sem animais. A área do experimento totalizou 9,6 ha, e em cada tratamento foi utilizada uma área de 3,2 ha. Foram selecionados em cada tratamento seis pontos de coleta (definidos ao acaso. Os tratamentos foram distribuídos em delineamento de blocos inteiramente casualizados e arranjados em parcela subsubdividida (3x12x6, sendo três taxas de lotação (Parcela, 12 épocas de avaliação (Subparcelas e 6 h de avaliação (Subsubparcelas e três blocos. A metodologia baseou-se no princípio de que o CO2 liberado por uma área de solo é absorvido por uma solução de KOH 0,5 N e determinado por titulometria com HCl 0,1 N. A evolução do CO2 variou ao longo do dia em função dos elementos meteorológicos, principalmente temperatura. A taxa de CO2 apresentou tendência à maior liberação no final da tarde. Em decorrência da importância da temperatura do solo e do ar nos inúmeros processos que ocorrem no solo, são necessários mais estudos na região semiárida do Brasil.

  10. Calculation of the TileCal magnetic forces using 3D Tosca model

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    The purpose of the given paper is to contribute to the new summary (taking into account the latest information) of magnetic forces, acting on various parts of the TileCal of the ATLAS detector (LHC, CERN). To get an impression of the field distribution in the vicinity of the objects under consideration of existing 3D Tosca field model of the detector was used. The detailed distribution of forces along the border of various parts of the system, derived here, is valuable for understanding the mechanics of system performance

  11. Terracotas de Calés en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Madrid

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    J. M. BLÁZQUEZ

    2009-01-01

    El Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Madrid exhibe entre sus magníficas colecciones una compuesta de numerosas terracotas traídas de Calés en el siglo pasado por el Marqués de Salamanca que nos hemos propuesto estudiar y a la que hemos dedicado varios trabajos ya. Colecciones similares se conservan en los museos de Lecce, Capua, Louvre, Leide, British Museum, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Villa Giulia, Nacionale Romano, Ny Carbsberg Glyptothek, Museo Universitario de Zurich, Museum für antike Kleink...

  12. Efecto antiinflamatorio preclínico del polvo seco de Caléndula officinalis

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    Núñez Figueredo, Yanier; Montero Alarcón, Claudia; Agüero Fernández, Sara; Muñoz Cernuda, Adriana

    2007-01-01

    Para demostrar la actividad antiinflamatoria del polvo seco Caléndula officinalis secado por atomización se emplearon dosis de 50, 150 y 450 mg/Kg y se evaluó el efecto sobre la inflamación aguda provocada por carragenina, dextrán, histamina y serotonina y granuloma inducido por discos de algodón en ratas y edema auricular inducido por aceite de crotón en ratones. El polvo seco mostró efecto inhibitorio sobre los diferentes modelos empleados sin afectar el peso del timo y las glándulas suprar...

  13. Morteros de cal : aplicaci??n en el patrimonio hist??rico

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    Cazalla V??zquez, Olga

    2002-01-01

    Los morteros de cal, ha sido un material de construcci??n muy utilizado en sus m??ltiples funciones a lo largo de la historia. Se constru??a tras una selecci??n especialmente cuidada de sus materias primas y eran totalmente compatibles con el resto de elementos de f??brica. Hoy en d??a, se tiende a reemplazarlos por morteros de cemento, que aunque tienen muy buenas propiedades f??sico-mec??nicas, son totalmente incompatibles con los dem??s elementos de f??brica, ya que adem??s producen un fue...

  14. L0 Project: Monitoring H1 Triggers with SpaCal

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    Barrelet, E.; Acounis, S; Durant, O.

    2001-01-01

    We have built a VME module using H1’s ADC and BaBar TDC interfaced to H1’s 29K processor. It is used to monitor SpaCal trigger, energy sums and trigger elements, by reading up to 130Kevents/s. The timing resolution is found to be surprisingly good ( »1ns) for energy sum signals. The performances under various beam conditions are shown, including a first study of the “hotspot” counters designed as a veto against e-beam background.

  15. Two-Loop Iteration of Five-Point ${\\cal N}=4$ Super-Yang-Mills Amplitudes

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    Bern, Z.; Czakon, M.; Kosower, David,; Roiban, R.; Smirnov, V.A.

    2006-01-01

    URL: http://www-spht.cea.fr/articles/T06/032 http://fr.arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0604074 International audience We confirm by explicit computation the conjectured all-orders iteration of planar maximally supersymmetric ${\\cal N}=4$ Yang-Mills theory in the nontrivial case of five-point two-loop amplitudes. We compute the required unitarity cuts of the integrand and evaluate the resulting integrals numerically using a Mellin--Barnes representation and the automated package of M.~Czakon (hep-p...

  16. Ward and Nielsen Identities for ABJM Theory in ${\\cal N}=1$ Superspace

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    The structures and the associated gauge algebra of ABJM theory in ${\\cal N}=1$ superspace are reviewed. We derive the Ward identities of the theory in the class of Lorentz-type gauges at quantum level to justify the renormalizability of the model. We compute the Nielsen identities for the two-point functions of the theory with the help of enlarged BRST transformation. The identities are derived in ABJM theory to ensure the gauge independence of the physical poles of the Green's functions.

  17. Cal Poly Coordination of Multiple CubeSats on the DNEPR Launch Vehicle

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    Lee, Simon; Toorian, Armen; Clemens, Nash; Puig-Suari, Jordi; Twiggs, Bob

    2004-01-01

    California Polytechnic State University is coordinating the launch of multiple CubeSats on a DNEPR LV in the fall of 2004. This launch will include 14 CubeSats being developed by 7 U.S. and 4 international universities. At a cost of $40,000 per CubeSat, this launch will provide universities with affordable and reliable access to space. 5 standard CubeSat deployers (P-PODs) will transport and eject the CubeSats into orbit. This paper describes Cal Poly’s role in coordinating this launch includ...

  18. A radiation tolerant Data link board for the ATLAS TileCal upgrade

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    Bohm, Christian; The ATLAS collaboration; Muschter, Steffen Lothar; Silverstein, Samuel; Valdes Santurio, Eduardo

    2015-01-01

    We describe the latest (last?) full functionality revision of the high-speed data link board for the ATLAS TileCal phase 2 upgrade. It is highly redundant, using two Kintex-7 FPGAs and two Molex QSFP+ electro-optic modules. The FPGAs are remotely configured through two radiation-hard CERN GBTx deserialisers (GBTx), which also provide the LHC-synchronous system clock. The four QSFP+ uplinks transmit data at 10 Gbps. Virtually all single-point error modes are removed, and a combination of triple-mode redundancy, internal and external scrubbing will adequately protect against radiation-induced errors.

  19. Desarrollo de bebida láctea tipo yogur con edulcorante no calórico

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    Vélez Arias, Lina Consuelo

    2002-01-01

    El principal objetivo de este trabajo es obtener una bebida láctea tipo yogur, usando un sustituto de sacarosa, para obtener un producto con un bajo aporte calórico, al mismo tiempo que los beneficios de un producto natural a base de leche. El trabajo se desarrolló en dos etapas: la primera para determinar el mejor edulcorante para sustituir la sacarosa; y la segunda, una producción en planta piloto para hacer el seguimiento del producto. En ambas etapas, se partió de una leche semidescremada...

  20. Mic Check: How the 99% Pitched a Movement from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Cal

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    Bintliff, Jacob

    2012-01-01

    The University of California, Berkeley, became a site of the Occupy Movement in fall 2011. On November 9, the university found itself in the company of financial hubs, civic centers, and parks and plazas the world over when Sproul Plaza was re-appropriated by the sleeping bags and “mic checks” that came to symbolize the disenfranchised majority, "the 99%." Occupy Cal was immediately subject to a brutal suppression of student protest by the police, as both students and the university administr...

  1. Dark Matter, Proton Decay and Other Phenomenological Constraints in ${\\cal F}$-SU(5)

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    Li, Tianjun; Maxin, James A.; Nanopoulos, Dimitri V.; Walker, Joel W.

    2010-01-01

    We study gravity mediated supersymmetry breaking in ${\\cal F}$-SU(5) and its low-energy supersymmetric phenomenology. The gaugino masses are not unified at the traditional grand unification scale, but we nonetheless have the same one-loop gaugino mass relation at the electroweak scale as minimal supergravity (mSUGRA). We introduce parameters testable at the colliders to measure the small second loop deviation from the mSUGRA gaugino mass relation at the electroweak scale. In the minimal SU(5)...

  2. Mapping Site Response Parameters on Cal Poly Pomona Campus Using the Spectral Ratio Method

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    HO, K. Y. K.; Polet, J.

    2014-12-01

    Site characteristics are an important factor in earthquake hazard assessment. To better understand site response differences on a small scale, as well as the seismic hazard of the area, we develop site response parameter maps of Cal Poly Pomona campus. Cal Poly Pomona is located in southern California about 40 km east of Los Angeles, within 50 km of San Andreas Fault. The campus is situated on top of the San Jose Fault. With about twenty two thousand students on campus, it is important to know the site response in this area. To this end, we apply the Horizontal-to-Vertical (H/V) spectral ratio technique, which is an empirical method that can be used in an urban environment with no environmental impact. This well-established method is based on the computation of the ratio of vertical ambient noise ground motion over horizontal ambient noise ground motion as a function of frequency. By applying the spectral ratio method and the criteria from Site Effects Assessment Using Ambient Excitations (SESAME) guidelines, we can determine fundamental frequency and a minimum site amplification factor. We installed broadband seismometers throughout the Cal Poly Pomona campus, with an initial number of about 15 sites. The sites are approximately 50 to 150 meters apart and about two hours of waveforms were recorded at each site. We used the Geopsy software to make measurements of the peak frequency and the amplitude of the main peak from the spectral ratio. These two parameters have been determined to be estimates of fundamental frequency and a minimum site amplification factor, respectively. Based on the geological map from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and our data collected from Cal Poly Pomona campus, our preliminary results suggest that the area of campus that is covered by alluvial fan material tends to have a single significant spectral peak with a fundamental frequency of ~1Hz and a minimum amplification factor of ~3.7. The minimum depth of the surface layer is about 56

  3. Abelian tensor hierarchy in 4D ${\\cal N}=1$ conformal supergravity

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    Aoki, Shuntaro; Yamada, Yusuke; Yokokura, Ryo

    2016-01-01

    We consider Abelian tensor hierarchy in four-dimensional ${\\cal N}=1$ supergravity in the conformal superspace formalism, where the so-called covariant approach is used to antisymmetric tensor fields. We introduce $p$-form gauge superfields as superforms in the conformal superspace. We solve the Bianchi identities under the constraints for the superforms. As a result, each of form fields is expressed by a single gauge invariant superfield. The action of superforms is shown with the invariant superfields. We also show the relation between the superspace formalism and the superconformal tensor calculus.

  4. Gale Digital Collections: Ray Abruzzi Interviewed by Luisa Calè and Ana Parejo Vadillo

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This interview addresses the commercial dimensions of the nineteenth-century digital archive. Luisa Calè and Ana Parejo Vadillo ask Ray Abruzzi, Vice President and Publisher for 'Gale Digital Collections' at Gale, about the company’s origins, its commercial approach to digital collections, and the challenges of digitization. In the context of the open access movement, the architecture of participation, and crowdsourcing, Abruzzi discusses how the company works with academic partners and interfaces with other digital libraries and platforms.

  5. Effective actions in ${\\cal N}$=1, D5 supersymmetric gauge theories: harmonic superspace approach

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    Buchbinder, I L

    2015-01-01

    We consider the off-shell formulation of the 5D, $ {\\cal N}$=1 super Yang-Mills and super Chern-Simons theories in harmonic superspace. Using such a formulation we develop a manifestly supersymmetric and gauge invariant approach to constructing the one-loop effective action both in super Yang-Mills and super Chern-Simons models. On the base of this approach we compute the leading low-energy quantum contribution to the effective action on the Abelian vector multiplet background. This contribution corresponds to $F^4$ invariant which is given in 5D superfield form.

  6. Hitachi product data management system toward the 21st century by CALS approach

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    HIPDM21 (Hitachi Product Data Management System for the 21st century) is a comprehensive computer information management system which has been developed for the purpose of plant life cycle business support in terms of the electronics information exchange and sharing between the disciplines using the product data management technology. The system consists of core systems (Engineering Data Control System, Integrated Commodity Database system, and Document Management System) and business application systems. In the present development phase, the system is being enhanced to support CALS standards including EDT, SGML, and STEP, and to support information exchange and sharing with outside the company including clients, construction companies, and domestic/international vendors. (author)

  7. Aerodynamic design of the Cal Poly Da Vinci Human-Powered Helicopter

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    Larwood, Scott; Saiki, Neal

    1990-01-01

    This paper will discuss the methodology used in designing the rotor and drive propellers for the third generation Cal Poly Da Vinci Human-Powered Helicopter. The rotor was designed using a lifting surface, uniform inflow hover analysis code and the propeller was designed using a minimum induced-loss method. Construction, geometry, and operating considerations are discussed as they impact the designs. Optimization of the design performance is also explained. The propellers were tested in a wind tunnel and results are compared with theoretical data. Successful flight tests of the Da Vinci III are discussed.

  8. On the development of the final optical multiplexer board prototype for the TileCal experiment

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    González, V; Torres, J; Soret, J; Castelo, J; Castillo, V; Cuenca, C; Ferrer, A; Fullana, E; Higón, E; Munar, A; Poveda, J; Ruíz, A; Salvachúa, B; Solans, C; Valero, A; Valls, J A

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes the architecture of the final optical multiplexer board for the TileCal experiment. The results of the first VME 6U prototype have led to the definition of the final block diagram and functionality of this prototype. Functional description of constituent blocks and the state of the work currently undergoing at the Department of Electronic Engineering, in collaboration with IFIC-Valencia, is presented. As no board is yet produced, no experimental results are presented but, nevertheless, design issues that have been taking into account as component placement and signal integrity issues will be detailed.

  9. Determinantes da estrutura de capitais : o caso do sector do calçado

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    Vaz, Sara Raquel

    2015-01-01

    O tema estrutura de capitais tem desenvolvido diversas teorias e tem sido alvo de investigação desde os primeiros estudos de Modigliani e Miller (1958). A presente dissertação tem como objectivo analisar os determinantes da estrutura de capitais, com base em diversas investigações desenvolvidas sobre o tema da estrutura de capitais. Pretende-se verificar quais os factores influenciadores do nível de endividamento de empresas do sector do calçado Português, tentado enquadrar nas teorias rel...

  10. Transfer of Air Force technical procurement bid set data to small businesses, using CALS and EDI: Test report

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    This report documents a test transfer of three Air Force technical procurement bid sets to one large and twelve small businesses, using the Department of Defense (DoD) Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) and ANSI ASC X12 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards. The main goal of the test was to evaluate the effectiveness of using CALS technical data within the context of the DoD`s EDI-based standard approach to electronic commerce in procurement, with particular emphasis on receipt and use of the data by small contractors. Air Force procurement data was provided by the Sacramento Air Logistics Center at McClellan Air Force Base; the manufacturing participants were selected from among McClellan`s ``Blue Ribbon`` contractors, located throughout the US. The test was sponsored by the Air Force CALS Test Network, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The test successfully demonstrated the technical feasibility of including CALS MIL-R-28002 (Raster) engineering data in an EDI Specification/Technical Information transaction set (ANSI ASC X12 841) when issuing electronic requests for quotation to small businesses. In many cases, the data was complete enough for the contractor participant to feel comfortable generating a quote. Lessons learned from the test are being fed back to the CALS and EDI standards organizations, and to future implementors of CALS-EDI based acquisition or contracting systems, which require the transfer of technical information, such as engineering data, manufacturing process data, quality test data, and other product or process data, in the form of a CALS or other digital datafile.

  11. BUSCA PELA "MUSCULARIDADE" E VARIÁVEIS ASSOCIADAS EM ADULTOS JOVENS

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    Pedro Henrique Berbert de Carvalho

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: A busca pela "muscularidade" parece estar associada a diversas variáveis que impactam a saúde e a qualidade de vida dos sujeitos. No entanto, há uma carência de estudos sobre o construto, um baixo número de instrumentos de medida específicos para sua avaliação, além de reduzida avaliação de indivíduos do sexo masculino. Objetivo: Avaliar a busca pela "muscularidade" e associá-la a sintomas depressivos, autoestima, comportamentos de risco de transtornos alimentares e ao grau de comprometimento psicológico com o exercício físico. Métodos: Realizou-se um estudo transversal com 246 jovens adultos do sexo masculino. Foram utilizados instrumentos de autorrelato para avaliar a busca pela "muscularidade" (Drive for Muscularity Scale, autoestima (Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, sintomas depressivos (Beck Depression Inventory, comportamentos de risco de transtornos alimentares (Eating Attitudes Test-26 e o grau de comprometimento psicológico com o exercício físico (Commitment Exercise Scale. Foi utilizado o teste de associação de Pearson para verificar relação entre as variáveis do estudo e Análise de Regressão Linear Múltipla (forward para verificação do quanto as variáveis do estudo influenciam na busca pela "muscularidade". Resultados: A busca pela "muscularidade" esteve associada à autoestima (rpearson = 0,13; p < 0,05, aos comportamentos de risco de transtornos alimentares (rpearson = 0,20; p < 0,05 e ao grau de comprometimento psicológico ao exercício (rpearson = 0,62; p < 0,05. O grau de comprometimento psicológico com o exercício explicou 38,4% da variância total da busca pela "muscularidade", 12,3% da insatisfação com a "muscularidade" e 51,0% dos comportamentos orientados para a "muscularidade". Conclusão: A busca pela "muscularidade" está associada à baixa autoestima, aos comportamentos de risco de transtornos alimentares e, em especial, ao grau de comprometimento psicológico com o exerc

  12. Evaluación preliminar del potencial de indicadores de salud y calidad relacionados con el ciclo del carbono de suelos del humedal de Jaboque (Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Pulido Barrios Hannier Wadith

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se evaluó el potencial de las actividades enzimáticas celulasa y ‚glucosidasa, de la
    biomasa microbiana por carbono, del porcentaje de carbono orgánico total y del pH en suelos y sedimentos aledaños al humedal de Jaboque (Bogotá-Colombia para determinar su posible utilidad como indicadores del estado de salud y calidad. Para ello se evaluaron los resultados obtenidos en dos épocas del año y en nueve puntos del humedal, que corresponden a problemáticas específicas: cuatro de ellos son suelos, dos son de carácter agrícola, mientras que los cinco puntos restantes son sedimentos. El análisis estadístico de los datos se realizó por el método no paramétrico de Kruskal-Wallis (p=0,05 arrojando diferencias significativas entre los diferentes puntos del humedal y los diferentes tiempos de muestreo, excepto para el parámetro ecofisiológico tasa metabólica (qCO2. La biomasa por carbono en general se relaciona con la respiración y el porcentaje de acumulación de la materia orgánica. Se encontró que las actividades enzimáticas junto con los otros parámetros medidos, exceptuando la tasa metabólica varían significativamente en los distintos puntos
    de muestreo y en las dos épocas de muestreo. Para todos los puntos de muestreo se hizo una aproximación al estado de los procesos involucrados en el ciclo de carbono en el humedal. Los porcentajes de carbono orgánico son significativamente altos, lo que estaría implicando una eutrofización generalizada para todo el humedal. Las diferencias significativas encontradas en los parámetros medidos dan cuenta de la sensibilidad de éstos al problema de contaminación del humedal.

  13. Depósito de capas de nitruro de carbono mediante ablación láser

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    Soto, R.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available The preparation of carbon nitride thin films by ablation of different target compounds (graphite, guanazole in a reactive atmosphere of ammonia with an ArF excimer laser (193 nm is reported. The films were deposited on different substrates (silicon wafers and aluminium plates and were analysed with different techniques such as profilometry, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX. For both targets, a comparative study of the influence of the ammonia total pressure on the growth rate, composition and properties of the obtained material has been done. A gradual nitrogen incorporation in the films with increasing ammonia pressure and also the presence of nitrogen bonded to carbon in different configurations (simple, double and/or triple bonds was observed. The use of guanazole targets leads to higher efficiency in the nitrogen incorporation and in the formation of simple C-N bonds.

    Se presenta la preparación de capas finas de nitruro de carbono mediante la ablación de diferentes tipos de blancos (grafito, guanazol en una atmósfera reactiva de amoniaco utilizando un láser de excímero de ArF (193 nm. Las capas se han depositado sobre diferentes soportes (obleas de silicio y aluminio y se han analizado empleando técnicas de caracterización básicas como la espectroscopia infrarroja mediante transformada de Fourier (FTIR, espectroscopia de rayos X por dispersión de energía (EDX y perfilometría. Se ha realizado, para los dos blancos utilizados, un estudio comparativo de la influencia de la presión total de amoniaco en la velocidad de depósito, composición y propiedades del material obtenido. Se ha observado en ambos casos la progresiva incorporación de nitrógeno en las capas con el aumento de la presión de amoniaco, estando el nitrógeno enlazado al carbono en diferentes configuraciones (enlaces simples, dobles y/o triples. La utilización del blanco de guanazol se muestra más eficiente en

  14. Equivariant Fields in an $SU({\\cal N})$ Gauge Theory with new Spontaneously Generated Fuzzy Extra Dimensions

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    Kurkcuoglu, S

    2015-01-01

    We find new spontaneously generated fuzzy extra dimensions emerging from an $SU({\\cal N})$ Yang-Mills (YM) theory on a manifold ${\\cal M}$, which, for ${\\cal M}=M^4$, is a certain massive deformation the $N=4$ supersymmetric YM. The theory has six scalars transforming under the adjoint representation of $SU(\\cal N)$ and the $(1,0) \\oplus (0,1)$ of a global $SU(2) \\times SU(2)$. We consider the possibility that all these scalar fields involve a composite part, which are obtained from certain bilinears of another set of scalar fields. The latter are still in the adjoint of the $SU({\\cal N})$, but transform under the $(\\frac{1}{2},0) \\oplus (0, \\frac{1}{2})$ of the global symmetry group. A new vacuum solution, $S_F^{2\\, Int}\\times S_F^{2\\, Int}$, that may be expressed in terms of a particular direct sum of product of fuzzy spheres, is determined. Fluctuations about this vacuum have the structure of gauge fields over $S_F^{2\\, Int}\\times S_F^{2\\, Int}$ and enables us to interpret the emerging model as a $U(n)$ ga...

  15. Optical link card design for the phase II upgrade of TileCal experiment

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    Carrio, F; Ferrer, A; Gonzalez, V; Higon, E; Marin, C; Moreno, P; Sanchis, E; Solans, C; Valero, A; Valls, J

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents the design of an optical link card developed in the frame of the R&D activities for the phase 2 upgrade of the TileCal experiment. This board, that is part of the evaluation of different technologies for the final choice in the next years, is designed as a mezzanine that can work independently or be plugged in the optical multiplexer board of the TileCal backend electronics. It includes two SNAP 12 optical connectors able to transmit and receive up to 75 Gb/s and one SFP optical connector for lower speeds and compatibility with existing hardware as the read out driver. All processing is done in a Stratix II GX field-programmable gate array (FPGA). Details are given on the hardware design, including signal and power integrity ana lysis, needed when working with these high data rates and on firmware development to obtain the best performance of the FPGA signal transceivers and for the use of the GBT protocol.

  16. A Discussion on Personnel Exposure to Posttest Byproducts from a 50-cal. Light Gas Gun

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    Henderson, Don; Rodriquez, Karen

    2007-01-01

    In January of 2002, employees working in the Hypervelocity Test Facility (HTF) at White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) began to notice common physical complaints. These included loss of smell, loss of taste, skin irritation, a burning sensation of the mucus membranes, and redness and chapping of the lips. These conditions extended to home during the weekends and throughout holiday breaks as well. Concerns about air contaminants were raised with regard to the operation of the .50-cal. two-stage light gas gun (2SLGG). Employees suspected that these conditions might be caused by air contaminants from small leaks at the gun pump tube joint at the breech, and exhaust gas entrainment into the WAC systems. The WSTF Industrial Hygienist (IH) was notified and samples were collected using the MIRAN infrared spectrometer (real time) air sampler on 08 January 2002 at the SO-cal. gun. The results from this screening test suggested the need for more detailed investigations with analytical sampling and analysis.

  17. Investigating Atmospheric Rivers using GPS TPW during CalWater 2015

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    Almanza, V.; Foster, J. H.; Businger, S.

    2015-12-01

    Ship-based Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers have been successful in obtaining millimeter accuracy total precipitable water (TPW). We apply this technique with a field experiment using a GPS meteorology system installed on board the R/V Ronald Brown during the CalWater 2015 project. The goal of CalWater is to monitor atmospheric river (AR) events over the Eastern Pacific Ocean and improve forecasting of the extreme precipitation events they can produce. During the 30-day cruise, TPW derived from radiosonde balloons released from the Ron Brown are used to verify the accuracy of shipboard GPS TPW. The results suggest that ship-based GPS TPW offers a cost-effective approach for acquiring accurate real-time meteorological observations of TPW in AR's over remote oceans, as well as near the coastlines where satellites algorithms have limited accuracy. The results have implications for augmenting operational observing networks to improve weather prediction and nowcasting of ARs, thereby supporting hazard response and mitigation efforts associated with coastal flooding events.

  18. Mass spectra in ${\\cal N}=1$ SQCD with additional colorless fields. Strong coupling regimes

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    Chernyak, Victor L

    2016-01-01

    We consider the ${\\cal N}=1$ $SU(N_c)$ SQCD-like (direct) theory (and its Seiberg's dual with $SU(N_F-N_c)$ dual colors), and with $N_F$ flavors of light quarks ${\\overline Q}_j, Q^i$ with the mass term in the superpotential $m_Q{\\rm Tr}({\\overline Q} Q),\\,\\, m_Q\\ll\\Lambda$. Besides, there are $N_F^2$ additional colorless but flavored fields $\\Phi^j_i$ with the large mass parameter $\\mu_{\\Phi}\\gg\\Lambda$. But now considered is the region $N_c+1cal N}=1$ SQCD-like theories can be in two standard phases only. These are either the HQ (heavy quark) phase where they are confined or the Higgs phase. It is shown that due to the strong powerlike RG evolution, the seemingly heavy and dynamically ...

  19. Production of CAL-programs in medicine, odontology and veterinary medicine in Sweden.

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    Rydmark, M; Jalling, H; Petersson, G; Philip, F

    1998-06-01

    At the recommendation of the Swedish Government, the Council for the Renewal of Undergraduate Education was established in 1990. In 1993 the Council was declared a permanent National Agency by Swedish Parliament and became part of the newly established National Agency for Higher Education in 1995. The purpose of the Council for Renewal of Undergraduate Education is to promote and support endeavors to develop quality and renewal of undergraduate education. In particular the council awards grants to development activities. Once a year, teachers at Swedish universities, university colleges and professional schools can apply for funding. Applications are accepted for projects directed towards undergraduate education in all disciplines. The Council selects 15-20 projects and each project is funded for 1-3 years. An advisory group--MEDCAL (Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) in MEDicine, Odontology and Veterinary Medicine)--consisting of representatives from all universities supports the Council with registration and evaluation of programs, offers their opinions on the production of CAL and collaborates with similar organizations in other countries, e.g. Australia, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain and USA. In all, 12 projects within the frame of MEDCAL will be reported. PMID:9726519

  20. Upgrade of the Laser Calibration System for the ATLAS Hadronic Calorimeter TileCal

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    Van Woerden, Marius Cornelis; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    We present in this contribution the new system for laser calibration of the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter TileCal. The laser system is a part of the three stage calibration apparatus designed to compute the calibration constants of the individual cells of TileCal. The laser system is mainly used to correct for short term (one month) drifts of the readout of the individual cells. A sub-percent accuracy in the control of the calibration constants is required to keep the systematics effects introduced by relative cell miscalibration below the irreducible systematics in determining the parameters of the reconstructed hadronic jets. To achieve this goal in the LHC run II conditions, a new laser system was designed. The architecture of the system is described with details on the new optical line used to distribute laser pulses in each individual detector module and on the new electronics used to drive the laser, to readout the system optical monitors and to interface the system with the Atlas readout, trigger, and slo...

  1. Firmware Development for the ATLAS TileCal sROD

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    Moreno Marti, Pablo; The ATLAS collaboration; Valero, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    TileCal is the central hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. A main upgrade of the LHC (also called Phase-II) is planned in order to increase the instantaneous luminosity in 2022. At the TileCal level, the upgrade involves the redesign of the complete read-out architecture, affecting both the front-end and the back-end electronics. In the new read-out architecture, the front-end electronics will transmit digitized information of the full detector to the back-end system every single bunch-crossing. Thus, the back-end system must provide digital calibrated information to the first level of trigger. Having all detector data per bunch crossing in the back-end will increase the precision and granularity of the trigger information, improving this way the trigger efficiencies. A reduced part of the detector, 1/256 of the total, will be equipped with the new electronics during 2015 to evaluate the proposed architecture in real conditions in the so-called “demonstra...

  2. Firmware Development for the ATLAS TileCal sROD

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    Moreno Marti, Pablo; The ATLAS collaboration; Valero, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    TileCal is the central hadronic calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. A main upgrade of the LHC (also called Phase-II) is planned in order to increase the instantaneous luminosity in 2022. For TileCal, the upgrade involves the redesign of the complete read-out architecture, affecting both the front-end and the back-end electronics. In the new read-out architecture, the front-end electronics will transmit digitized information of the full detector to the back-end system every single bunch-crossing. Thus, the back-end system must provide digital calibrated information to the first level of trigger. Having all detector data per bunch crossing in the back-end will increase the precision and granularity of the trigger information, improving this way the trigger efficiencies. A reduced part of the detector, 1/256 of the total, will be equipped with the new electronics during 2016 to evaluate the proposed architecture in real conditions in the so-called “demonstrator proje...

  3. Upgrade of the Laser Calibration System for the ATLAS Hadronic Calorimeter TileCal

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    Van Woerden, Marius Cornelis; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    We present in this contribution the new system for laser calibration of the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter TileCal. The laser system is a part of the three stage calibration apparatus designed to compute the calibration constants of the individual cells of TileCal. The laser system is mainly used to correct for short term (one month) drifts of the readout of the individual cells. A sub-percent accuracy in the control of the calibration constants is required to keep the systematics effects introduced by relative cell miscalibration below the irreducible systematics in determining the parameters of the reconstructed hadronic jets. To achieve this goal in the LHC Run 2 conditions, a new laser system was designed. The architecture of the system is described with details on the new optical line used to distribute laser pulses in each individual detector module and on the new electronics used to drive the laser, to readout the system optical monitors and to interface the system with the Atlas readout, trigger, and slow...

  4. Upgrade of the Laser calibration system for the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter TileCal

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    van Woerden, Marius Cornelis

    2016-07-01

    We present in this contribution the new system for Laser calibration of the ATLAS hadronic calorimeter TileCal. The Laser system is a part of the three stage calibration apparatus designed to compute the calibration factors of the individual cells of TileCal. The Laser system is mainly used to correct for short term drifts of the readout of the individual cells. A sub-percent accuracy in the control of the calibration factors is required. To achieve this goal in the LHC Run2 conditions, a new Laser system was designed. The architecture of the system is described with details on the new optical line used to distribute Laser pulses in each individual detector module and on the new electronics used to drive the Laser, to read out optical monitors and to interface the system with the ATLAS readout, trigger and slow control. The LaserII system has been fully integrated into the framework used for measuring calibration factors and for monitoring data quality. First results on the Laser system performances studied are presented.

  5. The TileCal Online Energy Estimation for the Next LHC Operation Period

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    Sotto-Maior Peralva, B.; ATLAS Collaboration

    2015-05-01

    The ATLAS Tile Calorimeter (TileCal) is the detector used in the reconstruction of hadrons, jets and missing transverse energy from the proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It covers the central part of the ATLAS detector (|η| particles is read out by approximately 5,000 cells, with double readout channels. The signal provided by the readout electronics for each channel is digitized at 40 MHz and its amplitude is estimated by an optimal filtering algorithm, which expects a single signal with a well-defined shape. However, the LHC luminosity is expected to increase leading to pile-up that deforms the signal of interest. Due to limited resources, the current hardware setup, which is based on Digital Signal Processors (DSP), does not allow the implementation of sophisticated energy estimation methods that deal with the pile-up. Therefore, the technique to be employed for online energy estimation in TileCal for next LHC operation period must be based on fast filters such as the Optimal Filter (OF) and the Matched Filter (MF). Both the OF and MF methods envisage the use of the background second order statistics in its design, more precisely the covariance matrix. However, the identity matrix has been used to describe this quantity. Although this approximation can be valid for low luminosity LHC, it leads to biased estimators under pile- up conditions. Since most of the TileCal cell present low occupancy, the pile-up, which is often modeled by a non-Gaussian distribution, can be seen as outlier events. Consequently, the classical covariance matrix estimation does not describe correctly the second order statistics of the background for the majority of the events, as this approach is very sensitive to outliers. As a result, the OF (or MF) coefficients are miscalculated leading to a larger variance and biased energy estimator. This work evaluates the usage of a robust covariance estimator, namely the Minimum Covariance Determinant (MCD) algorithm

  6. Les espèces envahissantes dans l’archipel néo-calédonien

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    Barré, Nicolas; Beauvais, Marie-Laure; Brescia, Fabrice; Coléno, Alain; Delos, Marc; de Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel; Frétey, Thierry; Gozlan, Estelle; Jaffré, Tanguy; Jourdan, Hervé; Lefeuvre, Jean-Claude; Loope, Lloyd; Loope, Lloyd L.; Lorvelec, Olivier; Meyer, Jean-Yves

    2014-01-01

    La biodiversité calédonienne, reconnue comme l’une des plus exceptionnelles avec son fort taux d’endémisme, est largement menacée par l’introduction de nouvelles espèces. Il est donc important de protéger l’écosystème calédonien, à la fois riche et vulnérable, des espèces envahissantes, l’une des principales causes de perte de la biodiversité à l’échelle mondiale. Face à cette menace, le Gouvernement et les trois provinces de Nouvelle-Calédonie souhaitent mettre en place une structure collec...

  7. Adinkra `Color' Confinement In Exemplary Off-Shell Constructions Of 4D, ${\\cal N}$ = 2 Supersymmetry Representations

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    Gates,, S James

    2014-01-01

    Evidence is presented in some examples that an adinkra quantum number, $\\chi_{\\rm o}$ (arXiv:\\ 0902.3830 [hep-th]), seems to play a role with regard to off-shell 4D, $\\cal N$ = 2 SUSY similar to the role of color in QCD. The vanishing of this adinkra quantum number appears to be a condition required for when two off-shell 4D, $\\cal N$ = 1 supermultiplets form an off-shell 4D, $\\cal N$ = 2 supermultiplet. We also explicitly comment on a deformation of the Lie bracket and anti-commutator operators that has been extensively and implicitly used in our work on "Garden Algebras" adinkras, and codes.

  8. Exact results for ${\\cal N}=2$ supersymmetric gauge theories on compact toric manifolds and equivariant Donaldson invariants

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    Bershtein, Mikhail; Ronzani, Massimiliano; Tanzini, Alessandro

    2015-01-01

    We provide a contour integral formula for the exact partition function of ${\\cal N}=2$ super-symmetric $U(N)$ gauge theories on compact toric four-manifolds by means of supersymmetric localisation. We perform the explicit evaluation of the contour integral for $U(2)$ ${\\cal N}=2$ theory on $\\mathbb{P}^2$ for all instanton numbers. In the zero mass case, corresponding to the ${\\cal N}=4$ supersymmetric gauge theory, we obtain the generating function of the Euler characteristics of instanton moduli spaces in terms of quasi-modular forms. In the decoupling limit of infinite mass we find that the generating function of local and surface observables computes equivariant Donaldson invariants, thus proving in this case a long-standing conjecture by N. Nekrasov. In the case of vanishing first Chern class the resulting equivariant Donaldson polynomials are new.

  9. The moduli spaces of $3d$ ${\\cal N} \\ge 2$ Chern-Simons gauge theories and their Hilbert series

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    Cremonesi, Stefano; Zaffaroni, Alberto

    2016-01-01

    We present a formula for the Hilbert series that counts gauge invariant chiral operators in a large class of 3d ${\\cal N} \\ge 2$ Yang-Mills-Chern-Simons theories. The formula counts 't Hooft monopole operators dressed by gauge invariants of a residual gauge theory of massless fields in the monopole background. We provide a general formula for the case of abelian theories, where nonperturbative corrections are absent, and consider a few examples of nonabelian theories where nonperturbative corrections are well understood. We also analyze in detail nonabelian ABJ(M) theories as well as worldvolume theories of M2-branes probing Calabi-Yau fourfold and hyperK\\"ahler twofold singularities with ${\\cal N} = 2$ and ${\\cal N} = 3$ supersymmetry.

  10. Comparación de la corrosividad atmosférica del acero al carbono en Colombia y Cuba

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    Delgado Lastra, Juan

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Samples of structural carbon steel were exposed to the atmosphere in a number of sites in Colombia and Cuba for periods of 2, 3, 6, 12 and 24 months. Corrosion rate was determined by mass loss measurements, and cause-effect relationship to exposure time and pollutants (deposited chloride and sulfur oxides were calculated. Analysis let to adjust models by the multiple regression method. Also, comparison of atmospheric corrosion rates between Colombia and Cuba were done using covariance analysis.

    Se expusieron a la atmósfera probetas de aceros estructurales de bajo contenido de carbono, en varios sitios de Colombia y Cuba, que se retiraron a intervalos de 2, 3, 6, 12, 18 y 24 meses. Se determinó la corrosión por pérdida de masa y se buscaron relaciones de causalidad con el tiempo de exposición y las cantidades de cloruro y óxidos de azufre depositados. El análisis permitió ajustar modelos de regresión múltiple y también, a través de variables dicótomas, realizar la comparación de la corrosión atmosférica entre Colombia y Cuba, mediante análisis de covarianza.

  11. EXTRACCIÓN DE PLAGUICIDAS EN SUELO EMPLEANDO DIÓXIDO DE CARBONO SUPERCRÍTICO-COSOLVENTES

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    Jose Forero

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se evaluó la eficiencia de tres solventes orgánicos (acetato de etilo, metanol y acetona empleados como cosolventes en la extracción con fluidos supercríticos (EFS de una mezcla de plaguicidas con diferentes características fisicoquímicas. Los análisis se realizaron por medio de cromatografía de gases con detección simultánea por microcaptura electrónica (_ECD y nitrógeno-fósforo (NPD acoplados en paralelo. Se hicieron extracciones a muestras de suelo fortificadas con los plaguicidas empleando dióxido de carbono supercrítico (CO2SC como fase extractante a 35 ºC y 14 MPa adicionando 10 mL de cada cosolvente. Se encontró que el metanol ofrece la mayor eficiencia en el proceso de extracción obteniendo valores de recuperación entre 51,24 y 123,50%.

  12. Producción de semilla de cacahuate forrajero con siete dosis de cal y tres fechas de cosecha

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    Javier Francisco Enríquez Quiroz; Adrián Raymundo Quero Carrillo

    2001-01-01

    Arachis pintoi (cacahuatillo) es una valiosa leguminosa que puede ser utilizada con diferentes propósitos. En México la producción de semilla es nula, así como su manejo. Los objetivos fueron determinar la respuesta a la aplicación de cal y el tiempo a la cosecha de semilla. Se evaluaron dos ecotipos del CIAT (17434 y 18744), siete niveles de cal y tres fechas de cosecha, en un diseño de parcelas divididas; Se registró información de producción de semilla, peso unidad de semilla sin lavar, la...

  13. The impact of BeamCal performance at different international linear collider beam parameters and crossing angles on $\\tilde{}$ searches

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    P Bambade; V Drugakov; W Lohmann

    2007-12-01

    The ILC accelerator parameters and detector concepts are still under discussion in the world-wide community. As will be shown, the performance of the BeamCal, the calorimeter in the very forward area of the ILC detector, is very sensitive to the beam parameter and crossing angle choices. We propose here BeamCal designs for small (0 or 2 mrad) and large (20 mrad) crossing angles and report about the veto performance study done. As an illustration, the influence of several proposed beam parameter sets and crossing angles on the signal-to-background ratio in the stau search is estimated for a particular realization of the supersymmetric model.

  14. 13000 cal years upwelling variation in southwestern Atlantic (Brazil): continental paleoclima implications

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    Albuquerque, A.

    2009-12-01

    Ana Luiza ALBUQUERQUE(1); Bruno TURCq(2); Abdel SIFEDDINE(1,2). (1) Departamento de Geoquímica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil. (2) LOCEAN, IRD/UPMC/CNRS/MNHN, Bondy, France. The Cabo Frio region as indicated by its name is a place of low SST due to a local upwelling triggered by the Northeast trade winds, the northward flow of cool South Atlantic Central Water and vortex of the Brazilian current in the upper warm Tropical Water. Paleoceanographic conditions during the last 13000 years have been reconstructed based on two cores collected on the outer shelf. The studied proxies included mineral and heavy metal quantification, bulk organic matter characteristics and planktonic foraminifera. A first phase of sedimentation between 13000 and 7000 cal BP is characterized by high mineral content probably due to the lower sea level. SST reconstruction indicate cool and highly variable temperatures that were probably not related to upwelling events made difficult by the low sea level but to lower regional SSTs. This is in good agreement with observations of continental climate dryer in southwest Brazil with intense events of precipitation. A second phase between 7000 and 3000 cal BP shows higher SST indicating few occurrences of upwelling. Its may be due to the decrease of South Atlantic Convergence Zone (ZCAS) intensity linked to the lower summer insolation and the reduced monsoonal flux at that time. On the adjacent continent the decrease monsoon is evidenced by low lake levels and poorly developed forests. The third and last phase, post 3000 cal BP, is characterized by the onset of upwelling events that may be related to an intensification of the South American Monsoon and of the ZCAS activity leading to an increase of Northeast winds during summer which is typically the upwelling season. On the continent this period was marked by forest development. The transition at 3000 yrs BP is very late compared to other Holocene Record. Paleoclimate model

  15. Morfometría de la escarpa de falla histórica identificada al norte del cerro La Cal, zona de falla La Cal, Mendoza

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    F. Mingorance

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Investigación morfométrica y paleosísmica histórica fue llevada a cabo en el Norte de Mendoza con el objeto de caracterizar y cuantificar a las evidencias geomorfológicas de ruptura superficial histórica identificadas en el sector septentrional de la zona de falla La Cal. Integración e interpretación de datos e información científica multidisciplinaria, sugieren fuertemente que la ruptura superficial histórica identificada estuvo asociada al terremoto destructivo de Mendoza ocurrido en 1861. La deformación superficial histórica ocurrió casi en su totalidad a lo largo de una escarpa prehistórica previa, mediante una combinación de fallamiento de corrimiento y plegamiento cercano a la superficie. Dos elementos de pendiente históricos de bajo relieve fueron reconocidos en la escarpa compuesta Villavicencio Sur, los cuales se diferencian de la típica secuencia de formas desarrollada en escarpas de falla normal históricas. El "remanente de cara libre", el elemento de pendiente superior, y la "pendiente de colapso", el elemento inferior, son controlados por la fricción interna y por la gravedad y la fricción de deslizamiento del material aluvial, respectivamente. La metodología paleosísmica histórica discutida en este trabajo, parece ser particularmente útil en el período de tiempo que cubre la mayor parte del registro histórico de terremotos destructivos en Argentina, los pasados 350 años, lapso en el cual la mayoría de los métodos de datación absoluta no son muy efectivos.

  16. Terapia pela dança em adultos com deficiência mental e motora

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    Gonçalves, Bárbara; Francisco, Joana; Pereira, Sara; Pinheira, Vítor

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    A terapia pela dança recorre ao uso psicoterapêutico do movimento como processo promotor da integração emocional e física, permitindo uma recuperação psicofísica e a expressão de pessoas com diferentes tipos de deficiência. O presente estudo teve como objetivos avaliar os resultados da terapia pela dança com adultos institucionalizados, com deficiência mental e motora, no equilíbrio, coordenação, esquema corporal e cognição social. A amostra foi constituída por 19 indivíduos (5 depende...

  17. Plate stamping of masterplates for the Tile-Cal hadronic calorimetric for ATLAS detector at CERN

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    Various methods have been explored for the fabrication of the large trapezoidal plates used in the construction of the Tile-Cal hadronic calorimeter for ATLAS. The options include die stamping, laser cutting, waterjet cutting, plasma arc cutting, and a combination of machining and laser cutting. Very early in the program, the Argonne group began investigating the possibility of die stamping the master plates. At that time it was felt that two dies would be necessary to achieve the accuracy required. Quotations were received for dies for both the master and spacer plates. Concern was expressed by many members of the collaboration that due to the very precise tolerances required, die stamping, using standard dies, would not be adequate. Fine blanking techniques were felt to be adequate, but were cost prohibitive. Two methods were finally used for the initial cutting of prototype plates, laser cutting and die stamping. Only the die stamping, will be reviewed here

  18. In silico screening of 393 mutants facilitates enzyme engineering of amidase activity in CalB

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    Martin R. Hediger

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Our previously presented method for high throughput computational screening of mutant activity (Hediger et al., 2012 is benchmarked against experimentally measured amidase activity for 22 mutants of Candida antarctica lipase B (CalB. Using an appropriate cutoff criterion for the computed barriers, the qualitative activity of 15 out of 22 mutants is correctly predicted. The method identifies four of the six most active mutants with ≥3-fold wild type activity and seven out of the eight least active mutants with ≤0.5-fold wild type activity. The method is further used to screen all sterically possible (386 double-, triple- and quadruple-mutants constructed from the most active single mutants. Based on the benchmark test at least 20 new promising mutants are identified.

  19. A High Resolution Spectroscopic Observation of CAL 83 with XMM-Newton/RGS

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    Paerels, F B S; Hartmann, H W; Heise, J; Brinkman, A C; De Vries, C P; Den Herder, J M; Paerels, Frits; Rasmussen, Andrew P.

    2001-01-01

    We present the first high resolution photospheric X-ray spectrum of a Supersoft X-ray Source, the famous CAL~83 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The spectrum was obtained with the Reflection Grating Spectrometer on XMM-Newton during the Calibration/Performance Verification phase of the observatory. The spectrum covers the range 20-40 A at an approximately constant resolution of 0.05 A, and shows very significant, intricate detail, that is very sensitive to the physical properties of the object. We present the results of an initial investigation of the spectrum, from which we draw the conclusion that the spectral structure is probably dominated by numerous absorption features due to transitions in the L-shells of the mid-$Z$ elements and the M-shell of Fe, in addition to a few strong K-shell features due to CNO.

  20. Three-point functions in ${\\cal N}=4$ SYM: the hexagon proposal at three loops

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    Eden, Burkhard

    2015-01-01

    Basso, Komatsu and Vieira recently proposed an all-loop framework for the computation of three-point functions of single-trace operators of ${\\cal N}=4$ super-Yang-Mills, the "hexagon program". This proposal results in several remarkable predictions, including the three-point function of two protected operators with an unprotected one in the $SU(2)$ and $SL(2)$ sectors. Such predictions consist of an "asymptotic" part---similar in spirit to the asymptotic Bethe Ansatz of Beisert and Staudacher for two-point functions---as well as additional finite-size "wrapping" L\\"uscher-like corrections. The focus of this paper is on such wrapping corrections, which we compute at three-loops in the $SL(2)$ sector. The resulting structure constants perfectly match the ones obtained in the literature from four-point correlators of protected operators.

  1. A prototype for the upgraded readout electronics of TileCal

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    Eriksson, D; Bohm, C; Kavianipour, H; Anderson, K; Oreglia, M; Tang, F

    2012-01-01

    Upgrade plans for ATLAS hadronic tile calorimeter (TileCal) include full readout of all data to the counting room. R&amp;D activities at different laboratories target different parts of the upgraded system. We are developing a possible implementation of the future readout electronics to be included in a full functional demonstrator. This must be capable of adapting to each of the three different front-end alternatives. Prototypes of the two PCBs that will be in charge of digitization, control and communication have been developed. The design is redundant and uses FPGAs with fault tolerant firmware for control and protocol conversion. Communication and clock synchronization between on and off detector electronics is implemented via high speed optical links using the GBT protocol.

  2. On the contribution of scalars to ${\\cal N}=4$ SYM amplitudes

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    Bonini, Alfredo; Piscaglia, Simone; Rossi, Marco

    2016-01-01

    We analyse the contribution of $2n$ scalars to the Operator Product Expansion series for MHV gluon scattering amplitudes/polygonal Wilson loops in planar ${\\cal N}=4$ SYM. Hence, we sum up on $2n$ for large coupling $\\lambda$: the logarithm of the amplitude is proportional to $\\sqrt{\\lambda}$, thus competing, unexpectedly, with the famous classical contribution. We give analytical expressions for the first terms at large $\\lambda$ and in case of two and four scalars. For finalising this analysis, we find profitable an explicit computation of the $2n$-scalar term at any coupling by means of Young tableaux, paralleling, under certain aspects, the Nekrasov-Okounkov expressions for $\\mathcal N =2$ SYM prepotential.

  3. The Works Metallurgist: an evaluation of a CAL package on phase diagrams

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    Philip Butcher

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available A number of factors have converged today to force the development of more efficient and costeffective educational strategies. These include rapidly changing technology, the increasing number of students in higher education, and resource restrictions imposed on all sectors of education. Educational systems are therefore finding it increasingly difficult to respond to learners' needs, highlighting the need for alternative educational strategies. An increase in the educational use of computers and new information technologies is often one of the suggested alternatives, baised on the premise that computers can support student learning in an individualized way and at the learner's own pace. In this context, evaluation in general and CAL evaluation in particular can contribute to the process of defining and refining educational strategies.

  4. Environmental change in the Limfjord, Denmark (ca 7500-1500 cal yrs BP): A multiproxy study

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    Lewis, J. P.; Ryves, D.B.; Rasmussen, P.;

    2013-01-01

    The Limfjord region of northern Jutland, Denmark, supports a rich archaeological record dating back to the Mesolithic, which documents long-term change in human practices and utilisation of marine resources since approximately 7500 BP. The presence and availability of marine resources in the...... Limfjord is sensitively regulated by environmental parameters such as salinity, sedimentary regime, nutrient status and primary productivity, but long-term changes in these parameters are currently poorly understood. In this study a multiproxy approach (including sedimentary parameters, diatoms, molluscs......, foraminifera, sedimentary pigments, C and O stable isotopes and plant macrofossils) has been adopted to assess environmental change over the period ca 7500–1500 cal yrs BP at Kilen, a coastal fjord (before AD 1856) situated in the Western Limfjord. A diatom-based salinity transfer function based on a pan...

  5. Area products for ${\\cal H}^{\\pm}$ in AdS space

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    Pradhan, Parthapratim

    2016-01-01

    We derive the thermodynamic products particularly area (or entropy) products of ${\\cal H}^{\\pm}$ for certain class of black holes in AdS space. We show by explicit calculations that more complicated function of event horizon area and Cauchy horizon area is indeed mass-independent. This mass-independent quantities indicate that they could turn out to be an "universal" quantity provided that they depends only on the quantized angular momentum, quantized charges, and cosmological constant. Furthermore, these area (or entropy) product relations for several class of black holes in AdS space gives us strong indication to understanding the nature of non-extremal black hole entropy (both inner and outer) at the microscopic level. Moreover, we compute the famous \\emph{Penrose inequality} for these class of black holes in AdS space. Local thermodynamic stability has been discussed for these black holes and under certain condition these black holes displayed second order phase transition.

  6. Resolved gravity duals of ${\\cal N}=4$ quiver field theories in 2+1 dimensions

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    Cottrell, William

    2016-01-01

    We generalize the construction by Aharony, Hashimoto, Hirano, and Ouyang of ${\\cal N}=4$ quiver gauge theory with gauge group $U(N+M) \\times U(N)$, $k$ fundamentals charged under $U(N)$ and bi-fundamentals, to the case with gauge group $\\prod_{i=1}^{\\hat k} U(N_i)$ with $k_i$ fundamentals charged under $U(N_i)$. This construction is facilitated by considering the resolved $ALE_{\\hat k} \\times TN_{k}$ background in M-theory including non-trivial fluxes through the resolved 4-cycles in the geometry. We also describe the M-theory lift of the IIA Page charge quantization condition. Finally, we clarify the role of string corrections in various regimes of parameter space.

  7. Abastecimento das linhas e layout de uma fábrica de calçado

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    O presente trabalho é produto de um projeto desenvolvido na empresa Ecco’let Portugal e é composto por dois temas interligados. No primeiro tema pretendese otimizar o abastecimento às linhas de montagem e de acabamento. Neste caso o uso da filosofia lean e do sistema kanban foi uma constante dados os objetivos traçados pela empresa. Foi ainda utilizado um sistema milk run para o abastecimento dos materiais. No segundo tema pretende-se otimizar o layout de um dos pavilhões da...

  8. Preparation of 4-arm star PELA and its encapsulation of rotavirus for drug delivery.

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    Qingcong, Li; Xiaoxia, Pan; Hongli, Li; Minglong, Yuan

    2015-08-01

    A relatively high molecular weight of 4-arm star PELA was obtained by ring-opening polymerization of l-lactic acid O-carboxyanhydride with 4-arm-PEG in the presence of DMAP as an initiator. The results via(1)H NMR and (13)C NMR show that the end of the star PELA chain is a hydroxyl group and the central core is a PEG group. Rotavirus (strain SA11) was incorporated into 4-arm star PELA microspheres formulated by the water in oil in water emulsification solvent extraction method. The microspheres produced were spherical, and the mean diameter was 1.34 μm with a narrow size distribution. The drug release profile displayed a low burst release effect of 1.8% on the first day and a sustained release of antigen over 100 days. After the immunization of mice, the microsphere-entrapped RV elicited improved and long-lasting IgA and IgG antibody response in serum detected by ELISA in comparison to the free RV antigen. This study shows that 4-arm-PEG is an effective initiator for the ring-opening polymerization of Lac-OCA by DMAP as an initiator and that the resulting polymer is useful as a delivery system for the rotavirus vaccine. PMID:26073940

  9. The Kunming CalFit study: modeling dietary behavioral patterns using smartphone data.

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    Seto, Edmund; Hua, Jenna; Wu, Lemuel; Bestick, Aaron; Shia, Victor; Eom, Sue; Han, Jay; Wang, May; Li, Yan

    2014-01-01

    Human behavioral interventions aimed at improving health can benefit from objective wearable sensor data and mathematical models. Smartphone-based sensing is particularly practical for monitoring behavioral patterns because smartphones are fairly common, are carried by individuals throughout their daily lives, offer a variety of sensing modalities, and can facilitate various forms of user feedback for intervention studies. We describe our findings from a smartphone-based study, in which an Android-based application we developed called CalFit was used to collect information related to young adults' dietary behaviors. In addition to monitoring dietary patterns, we were interested in understanding contextual factors related to when and where an individual eats, as well as how their dietary intake relates to physical activity (which creates energy demand) and psychosocial stress. 12 participants were asked to use CalFit to record videos of their meals over two 1-week periods, which were translated into nutrient intake by trained dietitians. During this same period, triaxial accelerometry was used to assess each subject's energy expenditure, and GPS was used to record time-location patterns. Ecological momentary assessment was also used to prompt subjects to respond to questions on their phone about their psychological state. The GPS data were processed through a web service we developed called Foodscoremap that is based on the Google Places API to characterize food environments that subjects were exposed to, which may explain and influence dietary patterns. Furthermore, we describe a modeling framework that incorporates all of these information to dynamically infer behavioral patterns that may be used for future intervention studies. PMID:25571578

  10. Black Carbon Emissions from In-use Ships: Results from CalNex 2010

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    Buffaloe, Gina Marise

    Black carbon (BC) mass emission factors (EFBC; g-BC (kg-fuel)--1) from a variety of ocean going vessels have been determined from measurements of BC and CO2 concentrations in ship plumes intercepted by the R/V Atlantis during the 2010 California Nexus (CalNex) campaign. The ships encountered were all operating within 24 nautical miles of the California coast and were utilizing relatively low sulphur fuels. Black carbon concentrations within the plumes, from which EFBC values are determined, were measured using four independent instruments: a photoacoustic spectrometer and a particle soot absorption photometer, which measure light absorption, and a single particle soot photometer and soot particle aerosol mass spectrometer, which measure the mass concentration of refractory BC directly. The measured EFBC have been divided into vessel type categories and engine type categories, from which averages have been determined. The geometric average EFBC, determined from over 71 vessels and 135 plumes encountered, was 0.31 g-BC (kg-fuel)--1. The most frequent engine type encountered was the slow speed diesel (SSD), and the most frequent SSD vessel type was the cargo ship sub-category. Average and median EF BC values from these two categories are compared to previous observations from the Texas Air Quality Study (TexAQS) in 2006, in which the ships encountered were predominately operating high sulphur fuels. There is some indication that the EFBC values for SSD vessels during CalNex were lower than during TexAQS, although ship-to-ship variability in these data sets makes it difficult to draw firm conclusions about the influence of fuel quality on EFBC.

  11. Droplet Activation Properties of Organic Aerosols Observed at an Urban Site during CalNex-LA

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    Mei, Fan; Hayes, Patrick L.; Ortega, Amber; Taylor, Jonathan W.; Allan, James D.; Gilman, Jessica; Kuster, W. C.; de Gouw, Joost A.; Jimenez, Jose L.; Wang, Jian

    2013-04-11

    Size-resolved cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) spectra and aerosol chemical composition were characterized at an urban supersite in Pasadena, California from 15 May to 4 June, 2010, during the CalNex campaign. The derived hygroscopicity (κCCN) of CCN-active particles with diameter between 97 and 165 nm ranged from 0.05 to 0.4. Diurnal variation showed a slight decrease of κCCN from 8:00 to 16:00 (from 0.24 to 0.20), which is attributed to increasing organics volume fraction resulted from secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation. The derived hygroscopicity distribution and maximum activated fraction of the size selected particles were examined as functions of photochemical age. The result indicates that condensation of secondary species (e.g., SOA and sulfate) quickly converted hydrophobic particles to hydrophilic ones, and during daytime, nearly every particle became a CCN at ~0.4% in just a few hours. Based on κCCN and aerosol chemical composition, the organic hygroscopicity (κorg) was derived, and ranged from 0.05 to 0.23 with an average value of 0.13, consistent with the results from earlier studies. The derived κorg generally increased with the organic oxidation level, and most of the variation in κorg could be explained by the variation of the organic O:C atomic ratio alone. The least squares fit of the data yielded org =(0.83±0.06)  (O:C) +(-0.19±0.02). Compared to previous results based on CCN measurements of laboratory generated aerosols, org derived from measurements during the CalNex campaign exhibited stronger increase with O:C atomic ratio, and therefore substantially higher values for organics with average O:C greater than 0.5.

  12. High-intensity geomagnetic field 'spike' observed at ca. 3000 cal BP in Texas, USA

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    Bourne, Mark D.; Feinberg, Joshua M.; Stafford, Thomas W.; Waters, Michael R.; Lundelius, Ernest; Forman, Steven L.

    2016-05-01

    By observing the fluctuations in direction and intensity of the Earth's magnetic field through time, we increase our understanding of the fluid motions of the Earth's outer core that sustain the geomagnetic field, the geodynamo. Recent archaeomagnetic studies in the Near East have found extremely rapid increases - 'spikes' - in geomagnetic field intensity at ca. 3000 yr cal BP. These observations have proved problematic for our current understanding of core-flow. However, until now, these geomagnetic spikes had not been observed outside of the Near East, where they have been preserved in metallurgical slag and fired, mud brick walls. We present a new, fully oriented, geomagnetic secular variation and relative palaeointensity (RPI) record for the last 17,000 yr from Hall's Cave, Texas, whose complete, >3.8 m thick sedimentary sequence spans from the present to 16 , 850 ± 110 RC yr BP (Modern to 20,600 cal BP). Within the stable, cool climate of the cave, pedogenic and bioturbation processes are negligible to non-existent, thereby limiting post-depositional physical and geochemical alteration of the magnetic record. The sub-aerial and subterranean setting of the sedimentary sequence in Hall's Cave enabled us to collect oriented palaeomagnetic cubes from a previously excavated stratigraphic section. The palaeomagnetic samples yielded high-quality vectors. An age model for the sequence, determined using 15 AMS 14C-dates on individual bones from microvertebrates, was combined with the palaeomagnetic data to construct a secular variation record. The record is in broad agreement with predictions by Holocene field models for the site's location. However, starting ca. 3000 yr ago, the RPI data indicate an almost four-fold increase in geomagnetic field intensity lasting several hundred years. This record presents well-dated evidence, obtained using conventional techniques, for the existence of a geomagnetic intensity spike in North America that is contemporaneous with the

  13. RVC-CAL library for endmember and abundance estimation in hyperspectral image analysis

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    Lazcano López, R.; Madroñal Quintín, D.; Juárez Martínez, E.; Sanz Álvaro, C.

    2015-10-01

    Hyperspectral imaging (HI) collects information from across the electromagnetic spectrum, covering a wide range of wavelengths. Although this technology was initially developed for remote sensing and earth observation, its multiple advantages - such as high spectral resolution - led to its application in other fields, as cancer detection. However, this new field has shown specific requirements; for instance, it needs to accomplish strong time specifications, since all the potential applications - like surgical guidance or in vivo tumor detection - imply real-time requisites. Achieving this time requirements is a great challenge, as hyperspectral images generate extremely high volumes of data to process. Thus, some new research lines are studying new processing techniques, and the most relevant ones are related to system parallelization. In that line, this paper describes the construction of a new hyperspectral processing library for RVC-CAL language, which is specifically designed for multimedia applications and allows multithreading compilation and system parallelization. This paper presents the development of the required library functions to implement two of the four stages of the hyperspectral imaging processing chain--endmember and abundances estimation. The results obtained show that the library achieves speedups of 30%, approximately, comparing to an existing software of hyperspectral images analysis; concretely, the endmember estimation step reaches an average speedup of 27.6%, which saves almost 8 seconds in the execution time. It also shows the existence of some bottlenecks, as the communication interfaces among the different actors due to the volume of data to transfer. Finally, it is shown that the library considerably simplifies the implementation process. Thus, experimental results show the potential of a RVC-CAL library for analyzing hyperspectral images in real-time, as it provides enough resources to study the system performance.

  14. Carbono, matéria orgânica leve e frações oxidáveis do carbono orgânico sob sistemas de aléias

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    Roni Fernandes Guareschi

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os teores de carbono orgânico (COT do solo, matéria orgânica leve (MOL em água e as frações oxidáveis do COT em uma área de cultivo de milho em aléias de Flemingia macrophylla submetida a diferentes manejos de sua parte aérea. A área de estudo está localizada na “Fazendinha Agroecológica”, no município de Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. O desenho experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, com 3 tratamentos e 8 repetições, consistindo dos seguintes tratamentos: testemunha (cultivo de milho com ausência de aléias; cultivo de milho em sistema de aléias com poda de 0,6 m de altura e cultivo de milho em sistema de aléias sem poda. Em cada uma das áreas foram coletadas amostras compostas nas profundidades de 0-5 cm. A presença de aléias, bem como, as podas realizadas em Flemingia macrophylla na área que essa encontrava-se associada ao cultivo de milho não alterou o teor de COT do solo. No entanto, a utilização dos caules e das folhas como adubo verde oriunda do tratamento onde se realizou a poda da parte aérea das aléias de Flemingia macrophylla, proporcionou ao solo aumento dos teores de MOL, Conteúdo de C da MOL e da fração F1.

  15. Adubação da soja: IV - Estudo preliminar sobre maneiras de efetuar a calagem com calcário dolomítico e cal extinta Fertilizing soybeans: IV - Experiments on methods of applying liming materials

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    Shiro Miyasaka

    1966-01-01

    Full Text Available Em experiência realizada por três anos em solo ácido foi estudado o efeito, sôbre a produção da soja, da calagem com calcário dolomítico e cal extinta, aplicados em sulcos laterais aos de plantio ou a lanço, sòmente no primeiro ano ou parceladamente. O aumento médio de produção proporcionado pela calagem correspondeu a 59%, mas as diferenças entre os dois corretivos e os métodos de aplicação foram pequenas. O efeito imediato das doses empregadas sòmente no primeiro ano foi bem menor que o residual.An experiment was conducted on an acid soil at Campinas, State of São Paulo, to study the effects, on the yield of soybeans, of hydrated lime and dolomitic limestone broadcast or sideplaced, the entire doses being applied in the first year or portionswise over two or three years. The average increase through liming corresponded to 59%, but the differences between the two liming materials, as well as those shown by the methods of application were small. The direct effect of the entire doses applied in the first year was smaller than the residual effect.

  16. Efecto de plantaciones dendroenergéticas en el carbono a nivel de suelo, en dos suelos contrastantes de la región de Biobío, Chile

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    Edwin Esquivel; Rafael Rubilar; Simón Sandoval; Eduardo Acuña; Jorge Cancino; Miguel Espinosa; Fernando Muñoz

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    La biomasa forestal como fuente de energía proveniente de plantaciones dendroenergéticas, al compararla con combustibles fósiles, presenta la ventaja de producir energía carbono-neutral, dado el secuestro de carbono (C) fijado en la biomasa producida y los aportes al suelo. Plantaciones forestales de corta rotación, altas densidades, y localizadas en terrenos marginales pueden representar una excelente oportunidad de producción de biomasa para la producción de energía o combustibles. Sin emba...

  17. Teores de Carbono Orgânico de Seis Espécies Naturais do Ecossistema da Floresta Ombrófi la Mista / Organic Carbon Contents in Six Native Species in the Araucaria Forest Ecosystem

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    Karla Simone Weber

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Muitas vezes o estoque de carbono de uma floresta é estimado com a aplicação de equações matemáticas que utilizam os teores de carbono para um determinado grupo de espécies. No entanto, isto só é possível se não houver diferenças significativas entre os teores de carbono destas espécies. Neste contexto, o presente trabalho visa analisar estatisticamente os teores de carbono de seis espécies nativas da Floresta Ombrófila Mista, na região sul do estado do Paraná. Foram feitas análises de variância entre os teores de carbono das espécies Myrsine ferruginea (Ruiz & Pav. Spreng. (capororoca, Ocotea porosa (Nees L. Barroso (imbuia, Mimosa scabrella Benth. (bracatinga, Styrax leprosus Hook & Arn. (carne-de-vaca, Symplocos unifl ora (Pohl Benth. (mariamole e Ilex paraguariensis St. Hil. (erva-mate para verificar se existe variação estatisticamente significativa entre espécies, entre as mesmas partes (casca, fuste, folhagem, galho vivo, galho morto e miscelânea de diferentes espécies e entre diferentes partes da mesma espécie. Os resultados revelam que a folhagem de Styrax leprosus foi à única que se diferenciou das demais, pois possui um baixo teor de carbono. Em todas as outras partes não houve diferenças em função da espécie. A análise entre partes da mesma espécie, revelou que existem padrões diferentes para cada espécie, mas que a porção folhagem sempre concentra os maiores teores de carbono. Desconsiderando a separação em diferentes partes, não houve diferença estatística entre os teores de carbono quando comparados os valores médios de cada espécie.

  18. Corrosión de aceros inoxidables martensíticos 13CrNiMo de bajo contenido de carbono en las industrias de gas y petróleo

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    Méndez, Claudia Marcela

    2013-01-01

    Los aceros inoxidables 13CrNiMo con bajo contenido de carbono, surgen como alternativa para el reemplazo de materiales más caros en el uso como sistemas de transporte de fluidos de las industrias de gas y petróleo, con concentraciones importantes de cloruros, pCO2, pH2S y temperatura elevadas. El bajo contenido en carbono permite salvar algunos problemas vinculados a la operación de soldadura. Con el fin de obtener una alta tenacidad, se realizan tratamientos térmicos de precalentamiento y de...

  19. Empleo de la cáscara de arroz en la fundición de piezas de acero al carbono//Using of rice husk in the carbon steel casting parts process

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    Juan Carlos Cruz-Pérez; Jesús Eduardo González-Ruiz; Lorenzo Perdomo-González; Pantaleón Rodríguez-González

    2012-01-01

    Los materiales auxiliares desempeñan un papel importante en el aumento de la eficiencia tecnológica del proceso de fundición de piezas de acero al carbono. En este artículo se exponen los primeros resultados del empleo de la cáscara de arroz como material termoaislante en la obtención de piezas fundidas de acero al carbono. En los experimentos se evaluó la influencia  de seis combinaciones de las variables espesor de pared del casquillo y capa de cobertura. En la confección de los casquillos ...

  20. Análisis del ciclo de carbono en embalses y su posible efecto en el cambio climático. Aplicación al embalse de Susqueda (río Ter, NE España)

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    Palau, Antoni; Alonso, Miguel; Corregidor, David

    2010-01-01

    Los embalses han sido considerados como sistemas emisores netos de carbono. Si bien es cierto que son sistemas forzados a descomponer toda la materia orgánica que queda cubierta por el agua tras la puesta en carga, esta fase inicial de maduración remite con los años hasta niveles de emisión de carbono similares a las de lagos de estado trófico equivalente. No todos los embalses tienen un comportamiento similar en el procesado de la materia orgánica carbonatada. El balance de ca...

  1. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE DOS LAGUNAS COSTERAS DEL PACÍFICO TROPICAL MEXICANO EN RELACIÓN CON EL CONTENIDO DE CARBONO Y LA CAPTURA Y EMISIÓN DE CH4 Y CO2

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    Manuel MENDOZA MOJICA; Amparo MARTÍNEZ ARROYO; María de la Luz ESPINOSA FUENTES; Óscar PERALTA ROSALES; Telma CASTRO ROMERO

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    El estudio de los gases de efecto invernadero, como el bióxido de carbono (CO2) y el metano (CH4), tiene una relevancia de carácter global y su acumulación en la atmósfera por actividades humanas afecta el balance radiativo de la Tierra. Las lagunas costeras se consideran reservorios importantes de carbono, pero no es claro si contribuyen como fuentes o sumideros. Este trabajo presenta una estimación de los flujos de CO2 y CH4 en agua-aire en las lagunas de Chautengo y Tres Palos en Guerrero,...

  2. Huella del Carbono. Parte 1: Conceptos, Métodos de Estimación y Complejidades Metodológicas Carbon Footprint. Part 1: Concepts, Estimation Methods and Methodological Complexities

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    César Espíndola; José O. Valderrama

    2012-01-01

    Se presenta y analiza el concepto de huella del carbono, su origen, su relación con los gases efecto invernadero, y sobre los procedimientos para cuantificarla. El efecto invernadero provoca que la energía que llega a la Tierra sea devuelta más lentamente, por lo que es mantenida más tiempo junto a la superficie elevando la temperatura. Es aceptado hoy en día que este efecto es producido por algunos gases liberados en forma natural o por las acciones humanas. La Huella de Carbono es considera...

  3. Gestión Ambiental empresarial: cálculo de la huella de carbono en la industria vitivinícola.

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    Rosa Ana Rodriguez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La huella de carbono es un indicador ambiental que busca cuantificar la cantidad de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GHG. Su medición se convierte en una herramienta que permite trabajar bajo el concepto de eco-eficiencia e identificar oportunidades de reducción de consumo energético, ya que este último es la principal fuente de emisión de GHG a nivel mundial. El presente trabajo aplica la metodología PAS 2050:2011 para la medición de la huella de carbono, en la producción del vino blanco. La misma excluye las emisiones asociadas con los insumos humanos de energía, el transporte de los consumidores al punto de venta y el transporte provisto por animales. Sin embargo, se consideran todas las emisiones involucradas con el ciclo de vida del producto. Como producto principal de este trabajo, se obtuvo una planilla de cálculo que puede aplicarse al cálculo de huella de carbono de cualquier producción de vino blanco, independientemente de su tamaño y proceso. Se incluyó una estimación de la emisión de GHG, teniendo en cuenta todas las posibles variantes que pudiese tener el proceso en la región de Cuyo, definiéndose los límites de la empresa y operaciones a evaluar, desde la vendimia hasta la disposición final.

  4. Vesetation and climate changes during the last 8660 cal. a BP in central Mongolia, based on a high-resolution pollen record from Lake Ugii Nuur

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    WANG Wei; MA YuZhen; FENG ZhaoDong; MENG HongWei; SANG YanLi; ZHAI XinWei

    2009-01-01

    Based on modern pollen studies and reliable chronology of nine AMS 14C dates, a detailed history of vegetation and climate changes during the past 8660 cal. a BP was reconstructed by a high-resolution pollen record from Ugii Nuur in central Mongolia. Poaceae-steppe dominated the study area and the climate was mild and semi-humid before 7800 cal. a BP with a noticeable cool and humid interval at 8350-8250 cal. a BP. Xerophytic plant increased and the climate became warm and dry gradually since 7800 cal. a BP. From 6860 to 3170 cal. a BP, semi-desert steppe expanded, suggesting a prolonged warm and dry climate. Between 3170 and 2340 cal. a BP, regional forest steppe expanded whereas semi-desert steppe retreated, indicating the climate became cool and wet gradually and the humidity reached the maximum at the end of this stage. From 2340 to 1600 cal. a BP, a general cool and wet climate prevailed. And the climatic instability increased after 1600 cal. a BP. Review of regional pub-lished palaeoclimaUc records implies that the mid-Holocene dry climate might have prevailed in vast areas from central Mongolia to arid areas of northwest China. Pollen-based climate reconstruction for UG04 core was well correlated with the result of climate model on Central Asia by Bush. In addition, several abrupt climatic events (cool and wet) were found and some could be broadly compared with the cool events in Atlantic.

  5. The Sharp Rise of Δ14C ca. 800 cal BC : Possible causes, related climatic teleconnections and the impact on human environments

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    Geel, Bas van; Plicht, Johannes van der; Kilian, M.R.; Klaver, E.R.; Kouwenberg, J.H.M.; Renssen, H.; Reynaud-Farrera, I.; Waterbolk, H.T.

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    In this study we report on accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) wiggle-match dating of selected macrofossils from organic deposits ca. 800 cal BC (ca. 2650 BP). Based on paleological, archaeological and geological evidence, we found that the sharp rise of atmospheric 14C between 850 and 760 cal BC co

  6. Co-evolving CENP-A and CAL1 Domains Mediate Centromeric CENP-A Deposition across Drosophila Species.

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    Rosin, Leah; Mellone, Barbara G

    2016-04-18

    Centromeres mediate the conserved process of chromosome segregation, yet centromeric DNA and the centromeric histone, CENP-A, are rapidly evolving. The rapid evolution of Drosophila CENP-A loop 1 (L1) is thought to modulate the DNA-binding preferences of CENP-A to counteract centromere drive, the preferential transmission of chromosomes with expanded centromeric satellites. Consistent with this model, CENP-A from Drosophila bipectinata (bip) cannot localize to Drosophila melanogaster (mel) centromeres. We show that this result is due to the inability of the mel CENP-A chaperone, CAL1, to deposit bip CENP-A into chromatin. Co-expression of bip CENP-A and bip CAL1 in mel cells restores centromeric localization, and similar findings apply to other Drosophila species. We identify two co-evolving regions, CENP-A L1 and the CAL1 N terminus, as critical for lineage-specific CENP-A incorporation. Collectively, our data show that the rapid evolution of L1 modulates CAL1-mediated CENP-A assembly, suggesting an alternative mechanism for the suppression of centromere drive. PMID:27093083

  7. The EuroSprite2005 Observational Campaign: an example of training and outreach opportunities for CAL young scientists

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    O. Chanrion

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The four year "Coupling of Atmospheric Layers (CAL" EU FP5 Research Training Network project studied unanswered questions related to transient luminous events (sprites, jets and elves in the upper atmosphere. Consisting of ten scientific work-packages CAL also included intensive training and outreach programmes for the young scientists hired. Educational activities were based on the following elements: national PhD programmes, activities at CAL and other meetings, a dedicated summer school, and two European sprite observational campaigns. The young scientists were strongly involved in the latter and, as an example, the "EuroSprite2005" observational campaign is presented in detail. Some of the young scientists participated in the instrument set-up, others in the campaign logistics, some coordinated the observations, and others gathered the results to build a catalogue. During the four-month duration of this campaign, all of them took turns in operating the system and making their own night observations. The ongoing campaign activities were constantly advertised and communicated via an Internet blog. In summary the campaign required all the CAL young scientists to embark on experimental work, to develop their organisational skills, and to enhance their ability to communicate their activities. The campaign was a unique opportunity to train and strengthen skills that will be an asset to their future careers and, overall, was most successful.

  8. Teachers' Perceptions on the Use of ICT in a CAL Environment to Enhance the Conception of Science Concepts

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    George, Frikkie; Ogunniyi, M.

    2016-01-01

    Instructional methodologies increasingly require teachers' efficacy and implementation of computer-assisted learning (CAL) practices in general and particularly in the science classroom. The South African National Education Department's e-Education[1] policy also encourages the use of computers and computer software in implementing outcome-based…

  9. The genesis, methodical foundations, and problems in the realisation of the Atlas de la Nouvelle-Calédonie

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    Gay Jean-Christophe

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the main organisational, epistemological, and methodical principles assumed by one of the two scientific editors of the Atlas de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, and the problems they faced. The presented solutions may be useful to the authors of similar projects in the future.

  10. Caracterización estructural y electroquímica de materiales Sonogel-Carbono modificados y su empleo como sensores electroquímicos selectivos

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    2007-01-01

    En esta Tesis Doctoral se ha abordado la caracterización estructural y electroquímica de los nuevos materiales Sonogel-Carbono, desarrollados y patentados por nuestro grupo de investigación, y de sus modificaciones. El planteamiento y la finidad del trabajo se han dirigido hacie el conocimiento de la estructura y de la superficie de los materiales, con el fin de poder comprender la utilidad y el comportamiento de lo sensores electroquímicos desarrollados. Para ello se han empleado diversas té...

  11. SÍNTESIS DE NANOTUBOS DE CARBONO POR PIRÓLISIS DE ALFA-PINENO: MODELADO MATEMÁTICO Y VALIDACIÓN EXPERIMENTAL

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    López Tinoco, Julián

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue realizar y validar de manera experimental un modelo matemático para hacer más eficiente la producción de nanotubos de carbono (NTC). La síntesis de los NTC se llevó a cabo mediante el método de spray pirólisis variando los flujos del gas acarreador de 2.5 lpm a 7.5 lpm, manteniendo constante la concentración de catalizador y la temperatura de reacción. Los materiales obtenidos se caracterizaron mediante Análisis Termogravimetrico (TGA) y Micro...

  12. Huella hídrica y de carbono en cultivos extensivos de regadío en el sur de Navarra

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    Bermejo Ruiz, Irantzu

    2014-01-01

    Uno de los mayores retos de la agricultura europea en los próximos años consiste en la reducción de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero procedente de explotaciones agrarias y, al mismo tiempo, adaptarse al nuevo escenario que supone el cambio climático. Asimismo, se puede potenciar la rentabilidad económica y social de las explotaciones mediante la adopción de las oportunas prácticas agrarias sostenibles que reduzcan la huella de carbono de la agricultura y que potencien su efecto su...

  13. Elaboración de un mapa de carbono orgánico del suelo en la Región de Murcia

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    Blanco Bernardeau, Arantzazu; Alonso sarría, Francisco; Gomariz Castillo, Francisco

    2014-01-01

    Se analizan diferentes algoritmos para modelizar el contenido de carbono orgánico del suelo con el objeto de crear un mapa para la Región de Murcia (Sudeste de España). Como predictores se utilizaron variables geomorfométricas extraídas a diferentes escalas, variables climáticas y usos y tipos de suelo. Para seleccionar las variables a incluir en el modelo se utilizó el índice de inflación de la varianza, consiguiendo reducirse el número de variables de 187 a 43. Para validar los resultados d...

  14. Síntese de nanotubos de carbono a partir do bagaço da cana-de-açúcar Synthesis of carbon nanotubes from sugarcane bagasse

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    Joner Oliveira Alves; Chuanwei Zhuo; Yiannis Angelo Levendis; Jorge Alberto Soares Tenório

    2012-01-01

    A tradicional produção de açúcar, associada à crescente produção de etanol, faz da indústria sucroalcooleira um dos principais segmentos da economia brasileira. As indústrias brasileiras de açúcar e álcool processaram cerca de 630 milhões de toneladas de cana em 2009, gerando, aproximadamente, 142 milhões de toneladas de bagaço. Este trabalho apresenta uma possibilidade de destinação para o bagaço da cana através da queima controlada associada à síntese de nanotubos de carbono (CNTs), materia...

  15. Distribuição do carbono orgânico em Latossolo sob manejoda adubação fosfatada em plantio direto no Cerrado

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    Caroline Jerke; Djalma Martinhão Gomes de Sousa; Wenceslau J. Goedert

    2012-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a distribuição vertical e horizontal do carbono orgânico do solo (CO) sob cinco manejos da adubação fosfatada, no sistema plantio direto. O experimento foi instalado sob Latossolo Vermelho, cultivado durante oito anos com soja ou milho, com milheto como planta de cobertura na entressafra. As parcelas foram submetidas aos tratamentos: aplicação de superfosfato triplo a lanço e no sulco, fosfato natural reativo a lanço e no sulco, e ausência de adição de fe...

  16. Simulación de los cambios de carbono orgánico del suelo en sistema de cultivo con higuerilla por el modelo RothC

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    Lucila González Molina; Esaú del C. Moreno Pérez; Laksmi Reddiar Krishnamurty; Aurelio Baéz Pérez; Acosta Mireles Miguel

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo fue la simulación de los cambios del carbono orgánico del suelo (COS), por el modelo RothC, en razón del cambio de uso de suelo del sistema tradicional - asociación maíz-calabaza (TMC) - a sistemas con higuerilla (Ricinus communis): multiestratos (MUL), callejones (CALL) y monocultivo de higuerilla (HIG). Las simulaciones del COS se hicieron para las profundidades de suelo 0-20 y 0-40 cm, para el periodo de 1980-2040, considerándose como línea base al sistema ...

  17. Características físicas y mecánicas de hormigones reforzados con fibras de: vidrio, carbono y aramida

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    Águila Higuero, Victoria

    2010-01-01

    El presente trabajo ha consistido en la investigación sobre la aplicación, en estructuras hormigón, de unas determinadas fibras, Vidrio, Carbono y Aramida. Para llevarlo a cabo, se ha profundizado en el estudio individual de cada una de ellas, centrando el estudio en la fabricación de las mismas y sus características mecánicas. También se han buscado en la bibliografía ensayos y aplicaciones existentes de cada una de las fibras para, posteriormente, poder realizar un análisis comparativo entr...

  18. Comportamiento de vigas de hormigón reforzadas a cortante con tejidos de fibras de carbono o basalto pegados con resina epoxi

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    Picazo Iranzo, Alvaro; Cobo Escamilla, Alfonso

    2011-01-01

    Tanto en estructuras de edificación como de obra civil cada día resulta más frecuente la necesidad de su refuerzo, bien por problemas asociados a patologías o por el aumento de las cargas asociado generalmente a un cambio de uso. El objetivo principal de este trabajo ha sido estudiar el comportamiento de vigas de hormigón, reforzadas a cortante con tejidos de fibra de carbono o basalto pegados con resinas epoxi. Para conseguir este objetivo se han planteado objetivos parciales como el a...

  19. Cálculo de la Huella de Carbono en la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena : en busca de la ecoeficiencia

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    Hermosilla Alcaraz, Arantzazu

    2015-01-01

    El presente Trabajo Fin de Máster se plantea como objetivo global el estudio de la problemática ambiental en la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), a través de la herramienta de gestión ambiental conocida como Huella de Carbono, con el deseo de que sirva como referencia para estudios y campañas posteriores de sensibilización ambiental de nuestra comunidad universitaria. Para ello, se plantean los siguientes objetivos específicos: I. Dar a conocer las distintas herramientas que exi...

  20. Isótopos estables del carbono en restos humanos de Península Mitre y del Canal Beagle, Tierra del Fuego

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    Kozameh, Livia Febes; Panarello, Héctor; Tessone, Augusto; Testa, N; Valencio, Susana; Zangrando, Francisco Atilio

    2003-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es realizar un análisis comparativo de los valores isotópicos del carbono (δ13C) medidos sobre gelatina ósea extraída de restos humanos procedentes de Península Mitre y del canal Beagle, Tierra del Fuego. Paralelamente, se discute esta información con aquella recabada a partir de otros estudios referidos a rastros fisiológicos y patológicos del esqueleto y del aparato masticatorio efectuados en ambas regiones. Los resultados señalan que, si bien en los análisis de ...

  1. Isótopos estables del carbono en restos óseos humanos de la región del canal Beagle, Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego

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    Tessone, Augusto; Zangrando, Francisco Atilio; Valencio, Susana; Panarello, Héctor

    2003-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer las particularidades de la dieta de grupos cazadores-recolectores, que habitaron la región del canal Beagle durante el Holoceno medio y tardío, mediante el análisis de isótopos estables del carbono sobre el colágeno de sus restos óseos. Se dan a conocer los valores de la 8¹³C obtenidos en cinco individuos. Seis determinaciones efectuadas previamente por otros autores en la misma región señalaron una variación mayor que la esperada en base a la informació...

  2. Análisis de la reflectividad sísmica e indicadores asociados para el monitoreo de reservorios de dióxido de carbono

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    Gómez, Julián Luis

    2014-01-01

    Esta Tesis tiene como objetivo principal modelar la reflectividad sísmica de onda compresional e indicadores asociados para analizar su utilidad en el monitoreo de reservorios de dióxido de carbono (CO2). Este tema es de gran interés actual en el campo de la Geofísica Aplicada y en la caracterización y monitoreo de reservorios en general. Principalmente se examina la capacidad de monitorear sísmicamente la saturación de CO2, el espesor de la acumulación, el tipo de mezcla...

  3. CONTENIDOS DE CARBONO ORGÁNICO DE SUELOS SOMEROS EN PINARES Y ABETALES DE ÁREAS PROTEGIDAS DE MÉXICO

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    Gerardo Cruz-Flores; Jorge D. Etchevers-Barra

    2011-01-01

    Los contenidos de carbono orgánico del suelo (COS), biomasa microbiana (Cbm) y coeficientes metabólicos (qCO2) son indicadores de sostenibilidad. En México se carece de información sobre contenidos óptimos de COS, Cbm y qCO2 en bosques templados, aunque conocerlos es importante para diseñar estrategias de uso y manejo adecuado de suelos forestales, generalmente someros y vulnerables. Esta investigación se realizó en nueve áreas naturales protegidas de México con bosques templados sobre suelos...

  4. Carbono orgânico e elementar em partículas em suspensão em habitações

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    Pinho, Isabel Cristina Correia de

    2011-01-01

    As concentrações de partículas em suspensão na atmosfera (PM10) e o seu conteúdo em carbono foram determinadas em amostras recolhidas em quatro locais distintos do concelho de Aveiro. Na recolha das amostras foram utilizados dois amostradores, de baixo caudal um para o ar interior e outro para o ar exterior, em simultâneo, com tempos de amostragem de 48 horas. As concentrações de PM10 foram determinadas por gravimetria, enquanto que o material carbonoso foi determinado ...

  5. Utilização da fosfina em combinação com o dióxido de carbono no controle do Rhyzopertha dominica (f.)

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    MARTINAZZO ANA PAULA; FARONI LÊDA RITA D'ANTONINO; BERBERT PEDRO AMORIM; REIS FERNANDO PINHEIRO

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    Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito da utilização de fosfina, associada a uma atmosfera rica em dióxido de carbono (CO2), no controle efetivo do inseto Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) em todas as suas fases de desenvolvimento. Para isso, foram realizadas fumigações com atmosfera sintética contendo 21% de CO2 e 79% de N2 associada a níveis reduzidos de fosfina (0,25, 0,50 e 0,75 g m-3). Para posterior comparação dos resultados, foram realizados dois tratamentos com ar ambiente associado às dosagens de zer...

  6. Mecanismos Redox de Compostos Aromáticos, Aminoácidos e Proteínas, em Eléctrodos de Carbono

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    Enache, Teodor Adrian

    2011-01-01

    As reacções redox e os mecanismos de oxidação de diferentes compostos aromáticos, aminoácidos e proteínas foram investigados utilizando os eléctrodos de carbono vítreo (GCE) e de diamante dopado com boro (BDDE). As propriedades do BDDE, em particular a geração electroquímica in situ de radicais hidróxilo, foram investigadas por voltametria de impulso diferencial, em diferentes soluções de electrólito de suporte. Os mecanismos de oxidação do fenol, do indol e dos derivados pa...

  7. Cuantificación de biomasa y carbono en bosques nativos de Prosopis caldenia (Burkart) en la Pampa semiárida, Argentina.

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    Risio Allione, Lucía

    2012-01-01

    Los bosques del sur-oeste de la pampa Argentina están dominados por caldén (Prosopis caldenia). En la actualidad resta el 18 % de su superficie original. Existen iniciativas que reconocen a los bosques su rol de oferentes de servicios ambientales pero para alcanzar esta recompensa económica es necesario cuantificar la cantidad de carbono almacenado en ellos. En este trabajo se desarrolló un modelo de estimación de biomasa para caldén a partir de 38 árboles apeados y seccionados. Se ajustó un ...

  8. Estudio del comportamiento a fluencia en caliente de un acero avanzado de alta resistencia de bajo contenido en carbono NiCrVCu microaleado con boro

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    González Sala, Sara

    2009-01-01

    Una de las líneas de investigación prioritarias en el contexto internacional es el desarrollo de aceros avanzados de alta resistencia (AHSS) con excelentes propiedades de resistencia y tenacidad para aplicaciones en la industria automotriz, naval, aeronáutica y de generación de energía, que permitan disminuir el peso de los componentes y sustituyan aceros tradicionales de contenidos mayores de carbono. Los aceros AHSS microaleados al boro, debido a sus cualidades, tecnología de...

  9. Comportamiento mecánico de la aleación AZ31 reforzada con nanofibras de carbono

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of reinforcing AZ31 with carbon nanofibres. The materials AZ31, AZ31-1 % C y AZ31-2 % C were produced by a conventional powder metallurgy route consisting of mechanical mixing of nanofibres and powders of AZ31, cool compactation and extrusion at 350 °C. After extrusion the three materials exhibited a recrystallized microstructure of similar grain size, fine and rather inhomogeneous. Furthermore, they presented a weak fibre texture with basal plane parallel to the extrusion direction. The tensile properties were affected by the nanofibres presence only at 100 °C. At this temperature, yield strength and tensile strength were 30% higher than in the unreinforced alloy.

    En este trabajo se ha estudiado el efecto de la adición de nanofibras de carbono en las propiedades mecánicas de la aleación AZ31 procesada por una ruta pulvimetalúrgica convencional. Se prepararon tres materiales, AZ31, AZ31- 1 % C y AZ31-2 % C. Tras una mezcla mecánica de las nanofibras con los polvos de AZ31, se precompactaron en frío y se extruyeron a 350 °C. Los tres presentan una microestructura recristalizada con un tamaño de grano similar, fino aunque algo heterogéneo. Los tres materiales presentan una débil textura de fibra con el plano basal paralelo a la dirección de extrusión. Las propiedades mecánicas a tracción únicamente se ven afectadas por la presencia de nanofibras a 100 °C superando los materiales reforzados en un 30 % a los valores de límite elástico y resistencia de la aleación sin reforzar.

  10. Calidad del carbono orgánico del suelo en diferentes técnicas de manejo de residuos forestales

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    Ana Maria Lupi

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/198050985736Las distintas técnicas de cosecha y manejo de residuos pueden provocar cambios en la cantidad y calidad de la materia orgánica (MO del suelo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar las modificaciones en la concentración y la calidad de la MO en un Ultisol con diferentes manejos de los residuos de la cosecha forestal del Pinus elliottii Engelm, al inicio de la segunda rotación. Los tratamientos analizados fueron: a extracción manual de los residuos de la cosecha y del piso forestal, suelo descubierto (ER, b quema de residuos y del mantillo, y laboreo con rastra (PI, c conservación de residuos y del mantillo sobre el suelo (PC. Se determinó el carbono orgánico (CO en todo el suelo y en las fracciones de ácidos fúlvicos (AF, ácidos húmicos (AH, huminas (HU y en la fracción liviana (CL. La conservación de los residuos de la cosecha no aumentó el CO ni el CL. Se observó una pérdida de la fracción de ácidos fúlvicos (AF particularmente en PI. Los tratamientos sin residuos forestales (ER y PI muestran un aumento en el grado de estabilización de la MO con un incremento de las HU y de la relación CAH/CAF.

  11. Novel mutations in RASGRP2, which encodes CalDAG-GEFI, abrogate Rap1 activation, causing platelet dysfunction.

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    Lozano, María Luisa; Cook, Aaron; Bastida, José María; Paul, David S; Iruin, Gemma; Cid, Ana Rosa; Adan-Pedroso, Rosa; Ramón González-Porras, José; Hernández-Rivas, Jesús María; Fletcher, Sarah J; Johnson, Ben; Morgan, Neil; Ferrer-Marin, Francisca; Vicente, Vicente; Sondek, John; Watson, Steve P; Bergmeier, Wolfgang; Rivera, José

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    In addition to mutations in ITG2B or ITGB3 genes that cause defective αIIbβ3 expression and/or function in Glanzmann's thrombasthenia patients, platelet dysfunction can be a result of genetic variability in proteins that mediate inside-out activation of αIIbβ3 The RASGRP2 gene is strongly expressed in platelets and neutrophils, where its encoded protein CalDAG-GEFI facilitates the activation of Rap1 and subsequent activation of integrins. We used next-generation sequencing (NGS) and whole-exome sequencing (WES) to identify 2 novel function-disrupting mutations in RASGRP2 that account for bleeding diathesis and platelet dysfunction in 2 unrelated families. By using a panel of 71 genes, we identified a homozygous change (c.1142C>T) in exon 10 of RASGRP2 in a 9-year-old child of Chinese origin (family 1). This variant led to a p.Ser381Phe substitution in the CDC25 catalytic domain of CalDAG-GEFI. In 2 Spanish siblings from family 2, WES identified a nonsense homozygous variation (c.337C>T) (p.Arg113X) in exon 5 of RASGRP2 CalDAG-GEFI expression was markedly reduced in platelets from all patients, and by using a novel in vitro assay, we found that the nucleotide exchange activity was dramatically reduced in CalDAG-GEFI p.Ser381Phe. Platelets from homozygous patients exhibited agonist-specific defects in αIIbβ3 integrin activation and aggregation. In contrast, α- and δ-granule secretion, platelet spreading, and clot retraction were not markedly affected. Integrin activation in the patients' neutrophils was also impaired. These patients are the first cases of a CalDAG-GEFI deficiency due to homozygous RASGRP2 mutations that are linked to defects in both leukocyte and platelet integrin activation. PMID:27235135

  12. A Lactose-Binding Lectin from the Marine Sponge Cinachyrella Apion (Cal Induces Cell Death in Human Cervical Adenocarcinoma Cells

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    Adriana Uchoa

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Cancer represents a set of more than 100 diseases, including malignant tumors from different locations. Strategies inducing differentiation have had limited success in the treatment of established cancers. Marine sponges are a biological reservoir of bioactive molecules, especially lectins. Several animal and plant lectins were purified with antitumor activity, mitogenic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral, but there are few reports in the literature describing the mechanism of action of lectins purified from marine sponges to induce apoptosis in human tumor cells. In this work, a lectin purified from the marine sponge Cinachyrella apion (CaL was evaluated with respect to its hemolytic, cytotoxic and antiproliferative properties, besides the ability to induce cell death in tumor cells. The antiproliferative activity of CaL was tested against HeLa, PC3 and 3T3 cell lines, with highest growth inhibition for HeLa, reducing cell growth at a dose dependent manner (0.5–10 µg/mL. Hemolytic activity and toxicity against peripheral blood cells were tested using the concentration of IC50 (10 µg/mL for both trials and twice the IC50 for analysis in flow cytometry, indicating that CaL is not toxic to these cells. To assess the mechanism of cell death caused by CaL in HeLa cells, we performed flow cytometry and western blotting. Results showed that lectin probably induces cell death by apoptosis activation by pro-apoptotic protein Bax, promoting mitochondrial membrane permeabilization, cell cycle arrest in S phase and acting as both dependent and/or independent of caspases pathway. These results indicate the potential of CaL in studies of medicine for treating cancer.

  13. A CubeSat for Calibrating Ground-Based and Sub-Orbital Millimeter-Wave Polarimeters (CalSat)

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    Johnson, Bradley R.; Vourch, Clement J.; Drysdale, Timothy D.; Kalman, Andrew; Fujikawa, Steve; Keating, Brian; Kaufman, Jon

    2015-10-01

    We describe a low-cost, open-access, CubeSat-based calibration instrument that is designed to support ground-based and sub-orbital experiments searching for various polarization signals in the cosmic microwave background (CMB). All modern CMB polarization experiments require a robust calibration program that will allow the effects of instrument-induced signals to be mitigated during data analysis. A bright, compact and linearly polarized astrophysical source with polarization properties known to adequate precision does not exist. Therefore, we designed a space-based millimeter-wave calibration instrument, called CalSat, to serve as an open-access calibrator, and this paper describes the results of our design study. The calibration source on board CalSat is composed of five “tones” with one each at 47.1, 80.0, 140, 249 and 309GHz. The five tones we chose are well matched to (i) the observation windows in the atmospheric transmittance spectra, (ii) the spectral bands commonly used in polarimeters by the CMB community and (iii) the Amateur Satellite Service bands in the Table of Frequency Allocations used by the Federal Communications Commission. CalSat would be placed in a polar orbit allowing visibility from observatories in the Northern Hemisphere, such as Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Summit Station in Greenland, and the Southern Hemisphere, such as the Atacama Desert in Chile and the South Pole. CalSat also would be observable by balloon-borne instruments launched from a range of locations around the world. This global visibility makes CalSat the only source that can be observed by all terrestrial and sub-orbital observatories, thereby providing a universal standard that permits comparison between experiments using appreciably different measurement approaches.

  14. Processo de mitigação de eutrofização do áçude velho pela eletrólise

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    Lourdes Cristina Lucena Agostinho

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    Full Text Available Em lagos e reservatórios de acumulação eutróficos, o florescimento de algas verdes - azuladas contribui para o aumento do teor de clorofila “a”, deteriora a qualidade da água com condições anaeróbias nas águas mais profundas, provoca formação de espuma, entre outros impactos. Devido à ocorrência de eventos irregulares de nitrificação nas águas do açude urbano poluído, Açude Velho localizado em Campina Grande, PB durante o período de verão, foi analisado o desempenho do processo eletrolítico para tratar essaságuas. Para o tratamento eletrolítico foi construído, em escala de laboratório, um reator de 2 litros de capacidade onde foi inserida umacolméia eletrolítica constituída de chapas de aço carbono e de alumínio. As amostras foram coletadas em oito pontos de amostragemno açude. Os seguintes parâmetros físicos, químicos e de poluição orgânica determinados na água bruta e após eletrólise foram cor,turbidez, pH, Alcalinidade, cálcio, cloreto, nitrato, fósforo total e clorofila “a”. Após 15 minutos de eletrólise, o efluente foi submetidoà decantação durante 45 minutos. Os resultados mostraram que a produção de alúmen pela formação de par iônico com o sulfato daágua propiciou a flotação das impurezas da água. Foi também observada uma desnitrificação total (remoção de 100% de nitrato com liberação de N2 para o meio ambiente. A remoção de fósforo e de clorofila “a” foi também significativa.Abstract In eutrophic lakes and reservoirs the blooming of green–blue algae contributes to increase the chlorophyll “a” concentration, deteriorates the water quality, producing anaerobic conditions in the deepest waters among other impacts. This process also generates significant amount of scum, which also contributes to diminish the dissolution of the atmospheric oxygen in the water. Due to the occurrence of irregular nitrificationevents in the waters of the polluted urban lake

  15. Influência da relação estequiométrica resina/endurecedor em propriedades mecânicas de compósitos ternários hierárquicos resina - epóxi/tecido de fibra de carbono/nanotubos de carbono

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    Kássio André Lacerda

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    Full Text Available A produção de materiais que apresentem alto desempenho em suas aplicações exige avanços tecnológicos e científicos. Os elevados valores de resistência à tração e módulo de elasticidade, aliados à flexibilidade, baixa densidade e alta razão de aspecto, fazem dos nanotubos de carbono excepcionais candidatos para reforçar compósitos poliméricos. Preparamos por laminação sistemas compósitos ternários à base de resina epóxi/tecidos de fibra de carbono (para os binários, acrescendo nanotubos de carbono para os sistemas ternários. Os parâmetros estequiométricos do sistema epoxídico (valor de Phr e concentração de nanotubos de carbono empregado nos sistemas compósitos tiveram avaliadas suas morfologias (MEV, propriedades térmicas (TG e mecânicas (ASTM D790. Embora o sistema epoxídico com Phr 10,0 tenha apresentado uma maior estabilidade térmica, os compósitos ternários produzidos a partir do sistema com Phr 26,6 mostraram valores de tensão máxima e módulo de elasticidade até 8 vezes maiores que aqueles produzidos com o sistema Phr 10. A adição de nanotubos de carbono aos compósitos com Phr 26,6 resultou em ganhos adicionais de aproximadamente 38 e 15% na tensão máxima e no módulo de elasticidade, respectivamente. Esses resultados revelaram a limitação nos métodos de integralização de nanoestruturas a sistemas compósitos, onde as dispersões estão limitadas a uma série de fatores inerentes a interação química e/ou física durante a fabricação dos compósitos nanoestruturados.

  16. A implementação da política de saúde mental em município de pequeno porte – o caso de São José do Calçado/ ES - Brasil (The implementation of mental health policies in small towns – the case of São José do Calçado / ES - Brazil

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    Maria Lúcia Teixeira Garcia

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Este artigo analisa como o município de São José do Calçado (Espírito Santo, implantou o CAPs I em 2000 e estruturou, entre 2001 e 2007, sua rede de atenção à saúde mental. Utilizou-se uma abordagem qualitativa e, como método, o estudo de caso. Foi realizada pesquisa documental e visita ao município para contatos com o gestor municipal de saúde e coordenador do CAPs. Realizaram-se entrevistas semiestruturadas com cinco informantes-chaves sobre a política municipal de saúde mental. Para análise utilizou-se análise de conteúdo. A implantação do CAPs no município de São José do Calçado aconteceu em decorrência da constatação do alto índice de internações em Hospital Psiquiátrico (HP, motivadas tanto por transtornos mentais quanto por uso abusivo de substâncias psicoativas. Esses números chamavam a atenção dos técnicos da saúde pelo fluxo de usuários do Ambulatório de Saúde Mental existente em 1999 na cidade. Alguns atores políticos participaram desse processo: os atores governamentais (técnicos, e a comunidade (expressa na reação dos familiares ao tratamento dispensado pela Clínica a seus membros quando lá internados. O CAPs foi implantado e mantido com recursos da Prefeitura Municipal de São José do Calçado durante cinco anos, de 2000 até 2005, e a partir daí passou a contar com repasse do Ministério da Saúde para organização da rede municipal em saúde mental (sendo o CAPs responsável pela referência e contrarreferência em saúde mental. O estudo conclui que o CAPs vem buscando uma interação com outros serviços de saúde – especialmente os serviços de atenção primária – e também com outras secretarias da rede municipal, como a secretaria de Educação e a secretaria de Assistência Social. Isso nos permite dizer que há nesse percurso uma reafi rmação da necessidade do trabalho intersetorial. Entretanto, essa prática intersetorial delega ao PSF um papel marginal de

  17. The 3000-4000 cal. BP anthropogenic shift in fire regime in the French Pyrenees.

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    Rius, D.; Vannière, B.; Galop, D.; Richard, H.

    2009-04-01

    Fire is a key disturbing agent in a wide range of ecosystems: boreal biome (Pitkanen, 2000), Mediterranean area (Colombaroli et al., 2008) as well as temperate European mountain zones (Tinner et al., 1999). During the Holocene, climate may control fire regime by both ignition and fire spread-favouring conditions (i.e. composition, structure and moisture of biomass) whereas man may change charcoal accumulation patterns through type and intensity of agro-pastoral activities. In western and Mediterranean Europe, single sites charcoal analysis recorded the anthropogenic forcing over fire regime broadly between the mid and the late-Holocene. Turner et al (2008) showed that climate and fire had been disconnected since 1700 cal. BP in Turkey. In central Swiss, Mean Fire Interval decreased by two times 2000 years ago due to increasing human impact (Stahli et al., 2006). In Italy, climate and man have had a combined influence on fire-hazard since ca 4000 cal. BP (Vannière et al., 2008). In the Pyrenees Mountains, the linkage between agro-pastoral practices and fire could be dated back to ca 4000-3000 cal. BP with a clear succession of a clearance phase (high fire frequency) followed by a quite linear trend throughout Middle Ages and Modern times corresponding to a change in fire use (Vanniere et al., 2001; Galop et al., 2002, Rius et al., in press). The quantification of fire regimes parameters such as frequency with robust methodological tools (Inferred Fire Frequency, Mean Fire Interval) is needed to understand and characterise such shifts. Here we present two sequences from the Lourdes basin (col d'Ech peat bog) and from the occidental Pyrenees (Gabarn peat bog), which cover the last 9000 years with high temporal resolution. The main goals of this study were to (1) assess control factors of fire regime throughout the lateglacial and Holocene (climate and/or man) on the local scale, (2) evidence the local/regional significance of these control factors , (3) discuss the

  18. Crescimento de Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli sob diferentes temperaturas, pH, concentrações de cloreto de sódio e fontes de carbono Growth of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli under different variable temperature, pH, sodium chloride concentrations and carbon sources

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    Márcia Tanajura Cavalcanti

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar o efeito da temperatura (0 a 45°C, pH (4 a 10 e concentração de NaCl (1 a 10% sobre o crescimento de Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli (Aac. Quatro estirpes de Aac foram cultivadas em meio de cultura líquido específico e o crescimento avaliado pela absorbância (580nm. Os dados obtidos foram submetidos à análise de regressão não linear. O crescimento das estirpes também foi avaliado em caldo base para fermentação contendo 1% dos carboidratos glicose, galactose, ramnose, sacarose, lactose, maltose, amido, inulina, manitol, dulcitol, sorbitol e salicina, indicada pela mudança da cor do meio. Com base nas análises de regressão, as temperaturas mínima, ótima e máxima para crescimento de Aac foram, respectivamente, 1, 32 e 41°C; o pH ótimo para crescimento dessa bactéria foi 7,4 com os extremos mínimo de 4,0 e máximo de 10,8 e; o crescimento de Aac decresceu com o aumento da concentração de NaCl, sendo o nível de 6,2% letal. Todos os carboidratos testados foram utilizados pelas estirpes de Aac como fonte de carbono, com pequena variação de crescimento observada pela velocidade e intensidade da utilização do substrato com produção de ácido.The objective of this study was to determine the effect of temperature (0 to 45°C, pH (4 to 10 and NaCl concentration (1 to 10% in the growth of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli (Aac. Four Aac strains were grown in specific liquid medium, and their growth evaluated by absorbance (580nm. Data were submitted to nonlinear regression analysis. The bacterial growth was also studied in fermentation broth containing 1% of fermentable carbohydrates, glucose, galactose, rhamnose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, starch, inulin, mannitol, dulcitol, sorbitol and salicin, being evaluated by medium color change. Based upon regression analyses, the minimum, optimum and maximum temperatures for Aac growth were respectively 1, 32 and 41°C; the optimum pH for Aac

  19. ESTABILIDADE E ADAPTABILIDADE DE LINHAGENS DE FEIJOEIRO COMUM DESENVOLVIDAS PELA EMBRAPA

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    Joaquim Geraldo Cáprio da Costa; Carlos Agustin Rava; Francisco José Pfeilsticker Zimmermann; Leonardo Cunha Melo

    2008-01-01

    O trabalho objetivou avaliar linhagens de feijoeiro comum,geradas pela Embrapa Arroz e Feijão, quanto à estabilidade,adaptabilidade, resistência a doenças e outras característicasagronômicas desejáveis. As linhagens foram divididas em doisgrupos, um com 216 linhagens de grãos pretos e o outro com 56linhagens de grãos do grupo cor (Carioca e Mulatinho), amboscom quatro variedades testemunhas. O delineamento experimentalfoi o de blocos aumentados de Federer. Foram obtidos os índicesambientais (...

  20. El uso de las cubiertas verdes como reducción de la huella de carbono por absorción vegetal. Caso de Villaverde

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    Jorge Miguel Carretero Monteagudo

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    Full Text Available ResumenEl tema de este trabajo es a grandes rasgos la comprobación de la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes en la reducción de la huella de carbono, centrándonos exclusivamente en las capacidades asimilativas del dióxido de carbono de la vegetación contenida sobre estas cubiertas. La presente comprobación de la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes, fue realizada sobre el contexto del distrito de Villaverde en la Periferia Sur de Madrid. Sobre este distrito, se analizaron diferentes factores en relación con la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes. Para a posteriori establecer cuáles podrían ser los casos de zona homogénea dentro del distrito que pudieran dar datos más relevantes acerca de la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes. Considerando paralelamente un análisis de las capacidades de asimilación de los diferentes tipos de cubierta verde (Intensiva y extensiva. Finalmente se establecieron cuatro escenarios de aplicación sobre las zonas más relevantes derivadas de la selección anterior, para comprobar finalmente las aportaciones en la reducción de dióxido de carbono que una cubierta verde puede aportar a un tejido urbano. Se comprobó que la eficacia de las cubiertas verdes en la absorción del dióxido de carbono es muy limitada, siendo más adecuada la regeneración natural del espacio público.Palabras clave  Reducción Dióxido Carbono Tejidos Naturalización CubiertasAbstractThe main issue of this report is the study of the green roofs reliability aimed to carbon footprint reduction, Focusing only in carbon dioxin assimilative capabilities of vegetation placed on. This study was done in the background of Villaverde district placed in the southern outskirts of Madrid. About this district, different facts related to the reliability of green roofs were analyzed, in order to remark the most relevant cases of urban fabrics within the district, whose results could be the most interesting ones about the efficiency of green roofs. In a

  1. Design de calçado e acessórios : Estágio na marca Guava e realização de uma minicolecção de calçado

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    Chalabardo, Mariana Vidinha Fernandes

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    Relatório de Estágio apresentado à Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco e Guava Essentials Lda. para cumprimento dos requisitos necessários à obtenção do grau de Mestre em Design de Vestuário e Têxtil. O presente relatório é referente a um estágio curricular efectuado na marca portuguesa de Calçado Guava. Ao longo do relatório, vão ser enumerados vários aspectos relacionados com o Design, o Calçado e a marca Guava. É importante entend...

  2. On-Detector Electronics for the ATLAS TileCal Demonstrator

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    Muschter, Steffen Lothar; The ATLAS collaboration; Anderson, Kelby; Bohm, Christian; Drake, Gary; Oreglia, Mark; Paramonov, Alexander; Tang, Fukun

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    In the major upgrade of the LHC and its detectors around year 2023 the beam energy and luminosity will increase significantly. For TileCal, the hadron calorimeter in ATLAS, most of the on-detector and off-detector electronics will be replaced. A new design has been proposed with some alternative solutions for some of the parts. To gain experience with this design, a demonstrator project is on-going aiming at inserting a prototype module in ATLAS this summer or in the next possible shut-down. A caveat is that it must be able to operate seamlessly with the present system. This together with test beam studies will help to finalize the design. The on-detector part of the demonstrator electronics contains five parts: new front-end boards, digitizer boards with a link daughter board, a programmable high voltage power supply and a redundant low voltage power supply. Apart from improved performance reliability is a main concern. This will be achieved by increased modularity so that the consequences of a complete fail...

  3. Terracotas de Calés en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Madrid

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    J. M. BLÁZQUEZ

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    Full Text Available El Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Madrid exhibe entre sus magníficas colecciones una compuesta de numerosas terracotas traídas de Calés en el siglo pasado por el Marqués de Salamanca que nos hemos propuesto estudiar y a la que hemos dedicado varios trabajos ya. Colecciones similares se conservan en los museos de Lecce, Capua, Louvre, Leide, British Museum, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Villa Giulia, Nacionale Romano, Ny Carbsberg Glyptothek, Museo Universitario de Zurich, Museum für antike Kleinkunst de Munich, y Vaticano, en su mayoría inéditas. Todas estas terracotas plantean sugestivos y fundamentales problemas a los estudiosos del arte antiguo, que han sido señalados por Bianchi-Bandinelli con motivo del estudio y publicación de una terracota del Museo de Berlín. Bianchi-Bandinelli ha indicado alguna de las principales características del arte itálico de este momento, cual es su gusto moderno, su impresionismo e ilusionismo. En Italia en el periodo helenístico o época a la que pertenecen todas estas terracotas, existía una gran Koiné artística que abrazaba por lo menos Lacio, Campania y Etruria. Otros investigadores han estudiado algunas de estas terracotas,como G. Kaschnitz-Weinberg, Pesce, Mingazzini, Vessberg, R. Mengarelli, etc.

  4. CAL 87 - an evolved wind-driven supersoft X-ray binary

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    Compact binary supersoft X-ray sources (CBSS) are explained as being associated with hydrostatic nuclear burning on the surface of a white dwarf with high accretion rate. This high mass transfer rate has been suggested to be caused by dynamical instability, expected when the donor star is more massive than the accreting object. When the orbital period is smaller than ~6 hours, this mechanism does not work and the CBSS with such periods are believed to be fed by a distinct mechanism: the wind-driven accretion. Such a mechanism has been proposed to explain the properties of objects like SMC 13, T Pyx and V617 Sgr. One observational property that offers a critical test for discriminating between the above two possibilities is the orbital period change. As systems with wind-driven accretion evolve with increasing periods, some of them may reach quite long orbital periods. The above critical test may, therefore, also be applied to orbital periods longer than 6 hours. CAL 87 is an eclipsing system in the LMC with a...

  5. PaCAL: A Python Package for Arithmetic Computations with Random Variables

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    Marcin Korze?

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    Full Text Available In this paper we present PaCAL, a Python package for arithmetical computations on random variables. The package is capable of performing the four arithmetic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as computing many standard functions of random variables. Summary statistics, random number generation, plots, and histograms of the resulting distributions can easily be obtained and distribution parameter ?tting is also available. The operations are performed numerically and their results interpolated allowing for arbitrary arithmetic operations on random variables following practically any probability distribution encountered in practice. The package is easy to use, as operations on random variables are performed just as they are on standard Python variables. Independence of random variables is, by default, assumed on each step but some computations on dependent random variables are also possible. We demonstrate on several examples that the results are very accurate, often close to machine precision. Practical applications include statistics, physical measurements or estimation of error distributions in scienti?c computations.

  6. Constraining ${\\cal N}=1$ supergravity inflationary framework with non-minimal K\\"ahler operators

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    Choudhury, Sayantan; Pukartas, Ernestas

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    In this paper we will illustrate how to constrain unavoidable K\\"ahler corrections for ${\\cal N}=1$ supergravity (SUGRA) inflation from the recent Planck data. We will show that the non-renormalizable K\\"ahler operators will induce in general non-minimal kinetic term for the inflaton field, and two types of SUGRA corrections in the potential - the Hubble-induced mass ($c_{H}$), and the Hubble-induced A-term ($a_{H}$) correction. The entire SUGRA inflationary framework can now be constrained from (i) the speed of sound, $c_s$, and (ii) from the upper bound on the tensor to scalar ratio, $r_{\\star}$. We will illustrate this by considering a heavy scalar degree of freedom at a scale, $M_s$, and a light inflationary field which is responsible for a slow-roll inflation. We will compute the corrections to the kinetic term and the potential for the light field explicitly. As an example, we will consider a visible sector inflationary model of inflation where inflation occurs at the point of inflection, which can matc...

  7. Probing Wilson loops in ${\\cal N}=4$ Chern-Simons-matter theories at weak coupling

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    Griguolo, Luca; Mauri, Andrea; Penati, Silvia; Seminara, Domenico

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    For three-dimensional ${\\cal N}=4$ super Chern-Simons-matter theories associated to necklace quivers $U(N_0) \\times U(N_1) \\times \\cdots U(N_{2r-1}) $, we study at quantum level the two kinds of 1/2 BPS Wilson loop operators recently introduced in arXiv:1506.07614. We perform a two-loop evaluation and find the same result for the two kinds of operators, so moving to higher loops a possible quantum uplift of the classical degeneracy. We also compute the 1/4 BPS bosonic Wilson loop and discuss the quantum version of the cohomological equivalence between fermionic and bosonic Wilson loops. We compare the perturbative result with the Matrix Model prediction and find perfect matching, after identification and remotion of a suitable framing factor. Finally, we discuss the potential appearance of three-loop contributions that might break the classical degeneracy and briefly analyse possible implications on the BPS nature of these operators.

  8. A new class of $({\\cal H}^k,1)$-rectifiable subsets of metric spaces

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    Ghezzi, Roberta

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    The main motivation of this paper arises from the study of Carnot--Carath\\'eodory spaces, where the class of 1-rectifiable sets does not contain smooth non-horizontal curves; therefore a new definition of rectifiable sets including non-horizontal curves is needed. This is why we introduce in any metric space a new class of curves, called continuously metric differentiable of degree $k$, which are H\\"older but not Lipschitz continuous when $k>1$. Replacing Lipschitz curves by this kind of curves we define $({\\cal H}^k,1)$-rectifiable sets and show a density result generalizing the corresponding one in Euclidean geometry. This theorem is a consequence of computations of Hausdorff measures along curves, for which we give an integral formula. In particular, we show that both spherical and usual Hausdorff measures along curves coincide with a class of dimensioned lengths and are related to an interpolation complexity, for which estimates have already been obtained in Carnot--Carath\\'eodory spaces.

  9. Symptomatic nucleus of homeopathic remedies derived from carbon. Nucleo sintomático de los medicamentos homeopaticos derivados de carbono Núcleo sintomático dos medicamentos homeopáticos derivados do Carbono

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    Luciana Costa Lima Thomaz

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    Homeopathic clinical practice requires both accuracy and agility in diagnosis and prescription of treatment during real-time consultations. Several approaches have been attempted to facilitate this process including different criteria to group homeopathic remedies. This study sought to establish whether classification according to the chemical composition of substances used as basis of homeopathic remedies have correspondence in the experimental homeopathic materia medica. Methods: The homeopathic remedies derived from carbon were selected as case-study. The experimental symptoms of these remedies were compared and a nucleus of symptoms common to all could be found. This nucleus was then compared to similarly obtained nuclei of experimental symptoms of homeopathic remedies derived from sulfur and phosphor to test qualitative specificity and finally to the traditionally described clinical picture of the so-called homeopathic carbonic constitution to establish whether the latter has homeopathic experimental grounds. Results: a nucleus of experimental symptoms common to homeopathic remedies derived from carbon was found, qualitatively different from the symptomatic nuclei of homeopathic remedies derived from sulfur and phosphor; no correlation was found, however, with the clinical image of so-called carbonic constitution.

    Keywords: Homeopathy; Materia Medica; Remedies; Classes; Carbon.

     
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  1. Prediction of CO concentrations from road traffic at signalized intersections using CAL3QHC model: the Khon Kaen case study

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    Prungchan Wongwises; Pongrid Klungboonkrong; Rudklao Pan-Aram; Atit Tippichai

    2005-01-01

    Based on the US EPA air pollution model, CAL3QHC version 2.0 was applied to predict carbon monoxide (CO) concentrations from road traffic at three signalized intersections in Khon Kaen province. Four data groups required by the model, namely site parameters, traffic parameters, meteorological parameters and emission parameters were collected at each intersection and have been used as the inputs to the model. The prediction results were compared to the measurement. The results showed that the ...

  2. The 2010 California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) field study

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    Ryerson, T. B.; R. C. Flagan; Seinfeld, J. H.

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    The California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) field study was conducted throughout California in May, June, and July of 2010. The study was organized to address issues simultaneously relevant to atmospheric pollution and climate change, including (1) emission inventory assessment, (2) atmospheric transport and dispersion, (3) atmospheric chemical processing, and (4) cloud-aerosol interactions and aerosol radiative effects. Measurements from networks of ground...

  3. Usability-Studie der Dekanatssoftware CalRobi für den Modellstudiengang Medizin der RWTH Aachen

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    Seitz, Stefan Martin

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    The CalRobi is an application program curricular planning esp. for the generation of syllabi. It was developed according to special requirements induced by the reformed medical curriculum of the Aachen Medical School. The implementation of the reformed curriculum led to the problem that due to the new interdisciplinary structure of the curriculum the available programs for curricular management could not be used anymore by the administrative staff. This problem was addressed by the implementa...

  4. Carbono e nitrogênio nas frações granulométricas da matéria orgânica do solo, em sistemas de culturas sob plantio direto

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    Bruna Raquel Winck

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A qualidade do solo em plantio direto está relacionada ao sistema de culturas e pode ser avaliada pelo teor de matéria orgânica particulada (>53 ∝m, em razão da funcionalidade que essa fração proporciona ao solo e à sua sensibilidade às diferenças de manejo. Visando estudar a qualidade do solo em sistemas de culturas em plantio direto, este trabalho foi conduzido em experimento de longa duração (21 anos em Latossolo Vermelho distrófico típico nos Campos Gerais do Paraná. Seis sistemas de culturas foram avaliados, em que trigo-TR (Triticum aestivum L., soja-SO (Glycine max L., milho-MI (Zea mays L., aveia-preta-AV, para cobertura (Avena strigosa Schreb., ervilhaca-ER, para cobertura (Vicia villosa Roth; azevém-AZ, para feno (Lolium multiflorum Lam.; ou alfafa-AL, para feno (Medicago sativa L. compuseram os seguintes sistemas: TR-SO (referência, ER-MI-AV-SO-TR-SO, ER-MI-TR-SO, AV-MI-TR-SO, AZ-MI-AZ-SO e AL-MI (milho a cada três anos. Os estoques de carbono orgânico total (COT, nitrogênio total (NT e de C e N na matéria orgânica (MO particulada (>53 µm e associada aos minerais (<53 µm foram determinados em 0-5, 5-10 e 10-20 cm. O sistema semiperene AL-MI apresentou os maiores estoques de COT e NT na camada de 0-20 cm (63,6 Mg ha-1 COT e 4,6 Mg ha-1 NT, com incrementos anuais de 0,23 Mg ha-1 COT e 0,03 Mg ha-1 NT, em relação ao sistema TR-SO. O sistema AL-MI também teve os maiores estoques de C e N na MO particulada nessa camada (12,5 e 0,91 Mg ha-1, respectivamente, por causa da maior adição de fitomassa pelas raízes e a proteção física dos resíduos orgânicos. Os menores estoques de COT e NT na camada 0-20 cm ocorreram no sistema ER-MI-TR-SO (57,8 Mg ha-1 COT e 4,03 Mg ha-1 NT, sem apresentar incremento anual em relação ao sistema TR-SO. Os estoques de C e N na MO particulada foram de 10,4 e 0,67 Mg ha-1, respectivamente. Essa tendência repetiu-se para as camadas individuais, com diferença significativa entre

  5. Efeito de leguminosas nos atributos físicos e carbono orgânico de um Luvissolo Effect of legumes on the physical attributes and organic carbon of an Alfisol

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    João Tavares Nascimento

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    Full Text Available A degradação de um solo sob cultivo é resultante, principalmente, de seu manejo inadequado, com reflexos nas baixas produtividades das culturas. Com a finalidade de avaliar o efeito de leguminosas nos atributos físicos e carbono orgânico (CO de um Luvissolo, realizou-se, no município de Alagoinha (PB, um experimento entre 1997 e 1999, com as seguintes espécies: crotalária (Crotalaria juncea, L, guandu (Cajanus cajan,L, guandu anão (Cajanus cajan (L Millsp, calopogônio (Calopogonium mucunoides, L, feijão-de-porco (Canavalia ensiforme, L, lab-lab (Dolichos lab lab, L, kudzu tropical (Pueraria phaseoloides, L, siratro (Macroptilium atropurpureum, L, leucena (Leucaena leucocephala, L, cunhã (Clitoria ternatea, L, mucuna preta (Styzolobium aterrimum, L, mucuna cinza (Styzolobium cinereum Piper e Tracy, e uma parcela com vegetação espontânea, como testemunha. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso em esquema de parcela subdividida, com distribuição de treze tratamentos principais na parcela (12 leguminosas + 1 testemunha e três tratamentos secundários, representados pelas profundidades de coleta de amostras de solo (0,00-0,10; 0,10-0,20; e 0,20-0,30 m, na subparcela, com três repetições. Na condição edafoclimática deste experimento, durante os três anos de trabalho, constatou-se que o emprego das leguminosas em relação à testemunha manteve inalterados o CO do solo, a densidade do solo, a porosidade total, a argila dispersa em água e a estabilidade dos agregados do solo.Soil degradation under cultivation results mainly from the inadequate management and it reflects in low crop yields. With the purpose of evaluating the effect of legumes on physical attributes and organic carbon content of an Alfisol, an experiment was conducted in the Alagoinha County-PB, Brazil, between 1997 and 1999, with the following species: Crotalaria juncea L, Cajanus cajan L, Cajanus cajan (L Millsp, Calopogonium mucunoides

  6. Dose measurements using thermoluminescent dosimeters and DoseCal software at two paediatric hospitals in Rio de Janeiro

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    A dosimetric survey in paediatric radiology is currently being carried out at the paediatric units of two large hospitals in Rio de Janeiro city: IPPMG (Instituto de Pediatria e Puericultura Martagao Gesteira, University Hospital of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and IFF (Instituto Fernandes Figueira, FIOCRUZ). Chest X-ray examination doses for AP, PA and LAT projections of paediatric patients have been obtained with thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) and with use of a software package DoseCal. In IPPMG and IFF 100 patients have been evaluated with the use of the TLDs and another group of 100 patients with the DoseCal software. The aim of this work was to estimate the entrance skin dose (ESD) for frontal, back and lateral chest X-rays exposure of paediatric patients. For ESD evaluation, three different TL dosimeters have been used, namely LIF:Mg, Ti (TLD100), CaSO4:Dy and LiF:Mg, Cu, P (TLD100H). The age intervals considered were 0-1, 1-5, 5-10 and 10-15 years. The results obtained with all dosimeters are similar, and it is in good agreement with the DoseCal software, especially for AP and PA projections. However, some larger discrepancies are presented for the LAT projection

  7. Dietary shift after 3600 cal yr BP and its influencing factors in northwestern China: Evidence from stable isotopes

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    Ma, Minmin; Dong, Guanghui; Jia, Xin; Wang, Hui; Cui, Yifu; Chen, Fahu

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    Human diets rely on natural resource availability and can reflect social and cultural values. When environments, societies, and cultures change, diets may also shift. This study traced the extent of dietary change and the factors influencing such change. Through stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic analysis of late Neolithic and early Bronze Age human and animal bone collagen, we found that significant shifts in human diets were closely associated with intercontinental cultural exchanges in Eurasia and climate change in northwestern China. The isotopic evidence indicated that human diets mainly consisted of C4 foodstuffs (presumably millet and/or animals fed with C4 foods) around 4000 calibrated years before the present (cal yr BP), corresponding to the flourishing of millet agriculture in the context of the optimal climate conditions of the mid-Holocene. Subsequently, more C3 foods (probably wheat, barley, and animals fed with C3 foods) were added to human diets post-3600 cal yr BP when the climate became cooler and drier. Such dietary variation is also consistent with the increasing intensity of long-distance exchange after 4000 cal yr BP. While many factors can lead to human dietary shifts (e.g. climate change, population growth, cultural factors, and human migration), climate may have been a key factor in Gansu and Qinghai.

  8. CalMagNet – an array of search coil magnetometers monitoring ultra low frequency activity in California

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    C. Dunson

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The California Magnetometer Network (CalMagNet consists of sixty-eight triaxial search-coil magnetometer systems measuring Ultra Low Frequency (ULF, 0.001–16 Hz, magnetic field fluctuations in California. CalMagNet provides data for comprehensive multi-point measurements of specific events in the Pc 1–Pc 5 range at mid-latitudes as well as a systematic, long-term study of ULF signals in active fault regions in California. Typical events include geomagnetic micropulsations and spectral resonant structures associated with the ionospheric Alfvén resonator. This paper provides a technical overview of the CalMagNet sensors and data processing systems. The network is composed of ten reference stations and fifty-eight local monitoring stations. The primary instruments at each site are three orthogonal induction coil magnetometers. A geophone monitors local site vibration. The systems are designed for future sensor expansion and include resources for monitoring four additional channels. Data is currently sampled at 32 samples per second with a 24-bit converter and time tagged with a GPS-based timing system. Several examples of representative magnetic fluctuations and signals as measured by the array are given.

  9. Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction studies of the calcium-binding protein CalD from Streptomyces coelicolor

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    The calcium-binding protein encoded by the CalD gene in S. coelicolor A3(2) has been crystallized as a prelude towards the determination of its three-dimensional structure by X-ray crystallography. Calcium ions play an important regulatory role in eukaryotes. However, the regulatory roles of Ca2+ in prokaryotes are poorly understood. CalD, an 18 kDa calcium-binding protein from the model actinomycete Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2), was purified and crystallized for structure determination by X-ray crystallography. Crystals of CalD that were suitable for X-ray diffraction were obtained using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method and diffraction data were collected in-house to 1.56 Å resolution. The crystals belonged to space group P212121, with unit-cell parameters a = 32.9, b = 51.0, c = 87.0 Å, α = β = γ = 90.0°. There is one protein molecule per asymmetric unit

  10. Dose measurements using thermoluminescent dosimeters and DoseCal software at two paediatric hospitals in Rio de Janeiro

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    Mohamadain, K.E.M.; Azevedo, A.C.P.; Rosa, L.A.R. da E-mail: lrosa@ird.gov.br; Guebel, M.R.N.; Boechat, M.C.B

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    A dosimetric survey in paediatric radiology is currently being carried out at the paediatric units of two large hospitals in Rio de Janeiro city: IPPMG (Instituto de Pediatria e Puericultura Martagao Gesteira, University Hospital of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and IFF (Instituto Fernandes Figueira, FIOCRUZ). Chest X-ray examination doses for AP, PA and LAT projections of paediatric patients have been obtained with thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) and with use of a software package DoseCal. In IPPMG and IFF 100 patients have been evaluated with the use of the TLDs and another group of 100 patients with the DoseCal software. The aim of this work was to estimate the entrance skin dose (ESD) for frontal, back and lateral chest X-rays exposure of paediatric patients. For ESD evaluation, three different TL dosimeters have been used, namely LIF:Mg, Ti (TLD100), CaSO{sub 4}:Dy and LiF:Mg, Cu, P (TLD100H). The age intervals considered were 0-1, 1-5, 5-10 and 10-15 years. The results obtained with all dosimeters are similar, and it is in good agreement with the DoseCal software, especially for AP and PA projections. However, some larger discrepancies are presented for the LAT projection.

  11. The Cal-Bridge Program: Increasing the Gender and Ethnic Diversity of Astrophysics Students in Southern California

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    Smecker-Hane, Tammy A.; Rudolph, Alexander L.

    2016-06-01

    The mission of the Cal-Bridge program is to increase the number of underrepresented minority and women students completing a bachelor’s degree and entering a PhD program in astronomy, physics, or closely-related fields. The program has created a network of faculty at diverse higher education institutions, including 5 University of California (UC) campuses, 9 California State Universities (CSUs), and 10 community colleges in southern California, dedicated to this goal. Students selected for the program are know as “Cal-Bridge Scholars” and they are given a wide variety of support: (1) scholarships in their junior/senior years at CSU and their first year of graduate school at a UC, (2) intensive mentoring by a pair of CSU and UC faculty members, (3) tutoring, when needed, (4) professional development workshops, (5) exposure to research opportunities at various universities, and (6) membership in a growing cohort of like-minded students. We report on the structure of our program, lessons learned with our current 12 Cal-Bridge scholars, and the results of our first two years of operation. Funding for this program is provided by NSF-SSTEM Grant #1356133.

  12. Aplicação superficial de escória, lama cal, lodos de esgoto e calcário na cultura da soja Surface application of flue dust, aqueous lime, sewage sludge and limestone on soybean crop

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    Juliano Corulli Corrêa

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da aplicação superficial de lodos de esgoto, lama cal, escória de aciaria e calcário sobre o estado nutricional e a produtividade da soja, em sistema plantio direto. O delineamento foi o de blocos ao acaso em arranjo fatorial 4x4+1, constituído por quatro tratamentos - resíduos de lodo de esgoto centrifugado (LC e de biodigestor (LB, escória de aciaria (E e lama cal (Lcal - nas doses 0, 2, 4 e 8 Mg ha-1, mais o controle com 2 Mg ha-1 de calcário. As plantas de soja apresentaram maior concentração de nitrogênio, fósforo e cálcio, em 2003, 2004 e 2005, e de potássio, em 2003 e 2004, em razão dos tratamentos LC, LB, E, Lcal e calagem. A produtividade da soja foi favorecida pela aplicação dos tratamentos no sistema plantio direto, em 2003, 2004 e 2005. O fósforo, e o cálcio contribuíram para o aumento da produtividade da soja em 2003 e 2004.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of the surface application of sewage sludge, aqueous lime, flue dust and limestone on soybean nutrition and yield in notill system. The experiment was arranged in a randomized complete block design, in factorial scheme of 4x4+1, and consisted of four residues: centrifuged sewage sludge (CSS, biodigestor sewage sludge (BSS, flue dust (FD and aqueous lime (AL, at 0, 2, 4 and 8 Mg ha-1, and one additional control treatment with dolomitic limestone at 2 Mg ha-1. The soybean plants showed greater contents of nitrogen, phosphorus and calcium in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and potassium contents in 2003 and 2004, due to the treatments CSS, BSS, FD, AL and limestone. Soybean grain yield was also enhanced due to surface applications of the treatments in notill system in 2003, 2004 and 2005. The phosphorus and calcium contributed to increase soybean yield in 2003 and 2004.

  13. Morfometría de la escarpa de falla histórica identificada al norte del cerro La Cal, zona de falla La Cal, Mendoza Morphometry of the historic fault scarp identfied north of Cerro La Cal, La Cal Fault Zone, Mendoza

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    Full Text Available Investigación morfométrica y paleosísmica histórica fue llevada a cabo en el Norte de Mendoza con el objeto de caracterizar y cuantificar a las evidencias geomorfológicas de ruptura superficial histórica identificadas en el sector septentrional de la zona de falla La Cal. Integración e interpretación de datos e información científica multidisciplinaria, sugieren fuertemente que la ruptura superficial histórica identificada estuvo asociada al terremoto destructivo de Mendoza ocurrido en 1861. La deformación superficial histórica ocurrió casi en su totalidad a lo largo de una escarpa prehistórica previa, mediante una combinación de fallamiento de corrimiento y plegamiento cercano a la superficie. Dos elementos de pendiente históricos de bajo relieve fueron reconocidos en la escarpa compuesta Villavicencio Sur, los cuales se diferencian de la típica secuencia de formas desarrollada en escarpas de falla normal históricas. El "remanente de cara libre", el elemento de pendiente superior, y la "pendiente de colapso", el elemento inferior, son controlados por la fricción interna y por la gravedad y la fricción de deslizamiento del material aluvial, respectivamente. La metodología paleosísmica histórica discutida en este trabajo, parece ser particularmente útil en el período de tiempo que cubre la mayor parte del registro histórico de terremotos destructivos en Argentina, los pasados 350 años, lapso en el cual la mayoría de los métodos de datación absoluta no son muy efectivos.Morphometric and historic paleoseismic research was conducted in northern Mendoza in order to characterize and quantify the geomorphic evidences of historic surface rupture identified on the northern part of the La Cal fault zone. Integration and interpretation of multidisciplinary data and information strongly suggest that the identified historic surface rupture was associated with the devastating Mendoza Earthquake occurred in 1861. The historic

  14. Understanding sources of organic aerosol during CalNex-2010 using the CMAQ-VBS

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    Woody, Matthew C.; Baker, Kirk R.; Hayes, Patrick L.; Jimenez, Jose L.; Koo, Bonyoung; Pye, Havala O. T.

    2016-03-01

    Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model simulations utilizing the traditional organic aerosol (OA) treatment (CMAQ-AE6) and a volatility basis set (VBS) treatment for OA (CMAQ-VBS) were evaluated against measurements collected at routine monitoring networks (Chemical Speciation Network (CSN) and Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE)) and those collected during the 2010 California at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) field campaign to examine important sources of OA in southern California. Traditionally, CMAQ treats primary organic aerosol (POA) as nonvolatile and uses a two-product framework to represent secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation. CMAQ-VBS instead treats POA as semivolatile and lumps OA using volatility bins spaced an order of magnitude apart. The CMAQ-VBS approach underpredicted organic carbon (OC) at IMPROVE and CSN sites to a greater degree than CMAQ-AE6 due to the semivolatile POA treatment. However, comparisons to aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS) measurements collected at Pasadena, CA, indicated that CMAQ-VBS better represented the diurnal profile and primary/secondary split of OA. CMAQ-VBS SOA underpredicted the average measured AMS oxygenated organic aerosol (OOA, a surrogate for SOA) concentration by a factor of 5.2, representing a considerable improvement to CMAQ-AE6 SOA predictions (factor of 24 lower than AMS). We use two new methods, one based on species ratios (SOA/ΔCO and SOA/Ox) and another on a simplified SOA parameterization, to apportion the SOA underprediction for CMAQ-VBS to slow photochemical oxidation (estimated as 1.5 × lower than observed at Pasadena using -log(NOx : NOy)), low intrinsic SOA formation efficiency (low by 1.6 to 2 × for Pasadena), and low emissions or excessive dispersion for the Pasadena site (estimated to be 1.6 to 2.3 × too low/excessive). The first and third factors are common to CMAQ-AE6, while the intrinsic SOA formation efficiency for that model is

  15. Measurement of Greenhouse gases (GHGs) and source apportionment in Bakersfield, CA during CalNex 2010

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    Guha, A.; Gentner, D. R.; Weber, R.; Gardner, A.; Provencal, R. A.; Goldstein, A. H.

    2011-12-01

    The California Global Warming Solutions Act 2006 (AB 32) creates a need to verify and validate the state GHG inventory, which is largely based on activity data and emission factor based estimates. The "bottom-up" emission factors for methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) have large uncertainties and there is a lack of adequate "top-down" measurements to characterize emission rates from sources. Emissions from non-CO2 GHG sources display spatial heterogeneity and temporal variability, and are thus, often, poorly characterized. The Central Valley of California is an agriculture and industry intensive region with huge concentration of dairies, refineries and active oil fields which are known CH4 sources. As part of the CalNex campaign, we performed measurements of principal trace GHG gases (CO2, CH4, and N2O) and combustion tracer CO at the Bakersfield super-site during the summer of 2010. Measurements were made over a period of six weeks using fast response lasers based on cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy (LGR Inc. CA). Coincident measurements of hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) served as anthropogenic and biogenic tracers of the GHG sources at local and regional levels. The local mean CH4 (1.93ppm) and N2O (325ppb) minimum are larger than that measured at Mauna Loa (NOAA). Daytime winds from the north-west draw emissions from the city center, Fruitvale oilfield and two refineries. Huge enhancements of CH4 relative to CO2 (> 4ppm of CH4) are seen on some days but almost on each night, when wind reversal and valley backflow brings winds from the east (oil fields and landfill). Winds from south-southwest (dairies) have ΔCH4 / ΔCO2 ratios similar to previous dairy chamber studies (Mitloehner et al., 2009). The ΔCH4 / ΔCO ratios at Bakersfield are much larger than that calculated downwind of Los Angeles at Mt. Wilson (Hsu et al., 2009) or in-flight measurements during CalNex (NOAA) suggesting additional non-combustion sources strongly influence

  16. Understanding sources of organic aerosol during CalNex-2010 using the CMAQ-VBS

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    M. C. Woody

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    Full Text Available Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ model simulations utilizing the volatility basis set (VBS treatment for organic aerosols (CMAQ-VBS were evaluated against measurements collected at routine monitoring networks (Chemical Speciation Network (CSN and Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE and those collected during the 2010 California at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex field campaign to examine important sources of organic aerosol (OA in southern California. CMAQ-VBS (OA lumped by volatility, semivolatile POA underpredicted total organic carbon (OC at CSN (−25.5 % Normalized Median Bias (NMdnB and IMPROVE (−63.9 % NMdnB locations and total OC was underpredicted to a greater degree compared to the CMAQ-AE6 (9.9 and −55.7 % NMdnB, respectively; semi-explicit OA treatment, SOA lumped by parent hydrocarbon, nonvolatile POA. However, comparisons to aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS measurements collected at Pasadena, CA indicated that CMAQ-VBS better represented the diurnal profile and the primary/secondary split of OA. CMAQ-VBS secondary organic aerosol (SOA underpredicted the average measured AMS oxygenated organic aerosol (OOA, a surrogate of SOA concentration by a factor of 5.2 (4.7 μg m−3 measured vs. 0.9 μg m−3 modeled, a considerable improvement to CMAQ-AE6 SOA predictions, which were approximately 24× lower than the average AMS OOA concentration. We use two new methods, based on species ratios and on a simplified SOA parameterization from the observations, to apportion the SOA underprediction for CMAQ-VBS to too slow photochemical oxidation (estimated as 1.5× lower than observed at Pasadena using − log (NOx: NOy, low intrinsic SOA formation efficiency (low by 1.6 to 2× for Pasadena, and too low emissions or too high dispersion for the Pasadena site (estimated to be 1.6 to 2.3× too low/high. The first and third factors will be similar for CMAQ-AE6, while the intrinsic SOA formation

  17. Evaluating N2O5 heterogeneous hydrolysis parameterizations for CalNex 2010

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    Chang, Wayne L.; Brown, Steven S.; Stutz, Jochen; Middlebrook, Ann M.; Bahreini, Roya; Wagner, Nicholas L.; Dubé, William P.; Pollack, Ilana B.; Ryerson, Thomas B.; Riemer, Nicole

    2016-05-01

    Nighttime chemistry in the troposphere is closely tied to the dinitrogen pentoxide (N2O5) budget, but high uncertainties remain regarding the model representation of the heterogeneous hydrolysis of N2O5 on aerosol particles. In this study we used the community model WRF-Chem to simulate a 3-day period during the California Nexus (CalNex) Campaign in 2010. We extended WRF-Chem to include the heterogeneous hydrolysis of N2O5 and contrasted the impact of different published parameterizations of N2O5 heterogeneous hydrolysis on the spatial distribution of uptake coefficients and the resulting N2O5 concentrations. For all the cases, modeled N2O5 uptake coefficients showed strong spatial variability, with higher values in the nocturnal boundary layer compared to the residual layer, especially in environments with high relative humidities, such as over the ocean and along the coast. The best agreement of modeled and observed uptake coefficients was obtained using the parameterization by Davis et al. (2008) combined with the treatment of organic coating by Riemer et al. (2009). For this case the temporal evolution of lower boundary layer N2O5 mixing ratios was reproduced well, and the predictions of surface mixing ratios of ozone and NOx were improved. However, the model still overpredicted the uptake coefficients in the residual layer and consequently underpredicted N2O5 concentrations in the residual layer. This study also highlights that environments with low relative humidities pose a challenge for aerosol thermodynamic models in calculating aerosol water uptake, and this impacts N2O5 heterogeneous hydrolysis parameterizations.

  18. Measurements of hydroxyl and hydroperoxy radicals during CalNex-LA: Model comparisons and radical budgets

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    Griffith, S. M.; Hansen, R. F.; Dusanter, S.; Michoud, V.; Gilman, J. B.; Kuster, W. C.; Veres, P. R.; Graus, M.; Gouw, J. A.; Roberts, J.; Young, C.; Washenfelder, R.; Brown, S. S.; Thalman, R.; Waxman, E.; Volkamer, R.; Tsai, C.; Stutz, J.; Flynn, J. H.; Grossberg, N.; Lefer, B.; Alvarez, S. L.; Rappenglueck, B.; Mielke, L. H.; Osthoff, H. D.; Stevens, P. S.

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    Measurements of hydroxyl (OH) and hydroperoxy (HO2*) radical concentrations were made at the Pasadena ground site during the CalNex-LA 2010 campaign using the laser-induced fluorescence-fluorescence assay by gas expansion technique. The measured concentrations of OH and HO2* exhibited a distinct weekend effect, with higher radical concentrations observed on the weekends corresponding to lower levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx). The radical measurements were compared to results from a zero-dimensional model using the Regional Atmospheric Chemical Mechanism-2 constrained by NOx and other measured trace gases. The chemical model overpredicted measured OH concentrations during the weekends by a factor of approximately 1.4 ± 0.3 (1σ), but the agreement was better during the weekdays (ratio of 1.0 ± 0.2). Model predicted HO2* concentrations underpredicted by a factor of 1.3 ± 0.2 on the weekends, while measured weekday concentrations were underpredicted by a factor of 3.0 ± 0.5. However, increasing the modeled OH reactivity to match the measured total OH reactivity improved the overall agreement for both OH and HO2* on all days. A radical budget analysis suggests that photolysis of carbonyls and formaldehyde together accounted for approximately 40% of radical initiation with photolysis of nitrous acid accounting for 30% at the measurement height and ozone photolysis contributing less than 20%. An analysis of the ozone production sensitivity reveals that during the week, ozone production was limited by volatile organic compounds throughout the day during the campaign but NOx limited during the afternoon on the weekends.

  19. Estudo do comportamento térmico de laminados carbono/epóxi submetidos a múltiplos ciclos térmicos

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    Christiane Sales Reis de Souza

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Este trabalho apresenta um estudo comparativo dos comportamentos térmicos de três famílias de laminados de fibra de carbono/resina epóxi, submetidas a múltiplos ciclos térmicos, via análises termogravimétricas e dinâmico-mecânicas. Este estudo procura aliar a possibilidade de utilização de retalhos de pré-impregnados de fibra de carbono com resina epóxi - um material nobre na indústria aeronáutica, por meio da comparação do comportamento térmico de um laminado preparado com retalhos de pré-impregnados (laminado R, com outros dois laminados, sendo um manufaturado com prepreg comercial (laminado A e um terceiro obtido por impregnação manual de reforço seco de fibra de carbono com resina epóxi (laminado B. Os laminados curados a 180 °C foram submetidos a múltiplos ciclos térmicos, totalizando 40, 100 e 300 h de exposição na temperatura máxima de 180 °C. As análises termogravimétricas mostram que os laminados submetidos às múltiplas ciclagens apresentam estabilidade térmica na temperatura de 180 °C, com perda de massa relativa à umidade absorvida pelos laminados. As análises dinâmico-mecânicas evidenciam que as múltiplas ciclagens térmicas afetam pouco ou até aumentam as temperaturas de transição vítrea dos sistemas de resinas epóxis estudados. A partir dos resultados obtidos pode-se afirmar que os laminados submetidos às múltiplas ciclagens térmicas apresentam estabilidade térmica suficiente para serem utilizados, por exemplo, em ferramentais de cura de componentes aeronáuticos.

  20. Optimization of entrapping conditions to improve the release of BMP-2 from PELA carriers by response surface methodology

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    A microcapsule prepared from triblock copolymer poly(lactic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(lactic acid) (PLA-PEG-PLA, PELA) was investigated as a controlled release carrier for recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2). The rhBMP-2/PELA microspheres were prepared using the water-in-oil-in-water (W/O/W) solvent evaporation method. This work was conducted to optimize the entrapping conditions of the rhBMP-2 loaded PELA copolymer. The effects on encapsulation efficiency (EE) of different molecular weights (MW) of PEG in the copolymer, the amount of PELA, the amount of rhBMP-2, the span-20 concentration, the polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) concentration and stirring time were tested. On the basis of single-factor experiments, the optimum parameters were achieved using response surface methodology (RSM). The results showed that the highest EE of BMP-2 was achieved with a span-20 concentration of 0.5%, PEG MW 4000 Da, a stirring time of 30 min at 800 rpm min−1, 282.3 mg of PELA, 1 μg of rhBMP-2 and PVA concentration 0.79%. Under these optimal conditions, it was predicted that the highest EE to be achieved would be 76.5%; the actual EE achieved was 75%. (paper)

  1. Oceanographic profile data using bottle collected during CalCOFI cruises, North Pacific Ocean, 2014-03 to 2015-02 (Accession 0145016) (NCEI Accession 0145016)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Bottle data collected during CalCOFI cruises 1404, 1407, 1411, and 1501, March 2014 - February 2015. The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations...

  2. Bering Sea Inner Front zooplankton data sets collected with CalVet net on four cruises from 6/3/1997 - 9/1/1998 (NODC Accession 0000103)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Zooplankton and other data were collected using CalVet net in Bering sea from ALPHA HELIX. Data were collected from 01 June 1997 to 01 September 1998 by University...

  3. Oceanographic profile data using bottle, collected during CalCOFI cruises, North Pacific Ocean, 2012-03 to 2013-01 (NODC Accession 0117293)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Bottle data collected during CalCOFI cruises 1203, 1207, 1210, and 1301, March 2012 - January 2013. The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations...

  4. Oceanographic profile data using bottle collected during CalCOFI cruises, North Pacific Ocean, 2013-04 to 2014-02 (NCEI Accession 0126651)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Bottle data collected during CalCOFI cruises 1304, 1307, 1311, and 1402, April 2013 - February 2014. The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations...

  5. Reservorios y flujos de carbono en un gradiente de intensificación de usos del suelo de un ecosistema mediterráneo: factores de control y capacidad de secuestro de carbono = Carbon pools and fluxes along a land use intensification gradient in a Mediterranean ecosystem: controls and carbon sequestration capacity

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    Almagro Bonmatí, María

    2011-01-01

    Se estudia el ciclo del carbono en diferentes usos del suelo (uso forestal, campo agrícola abandonado y olivar de secano) de un ecosistema mediterráneo ante la perspectiva del cambio climático. La hipótesis general de esta tesis es que los cambios en los patrones (estructura y distribución espacial) y tipo de vegetación resultantes de la intensificación de los usos del suelo causarán alteraciones en las condiciones microclimáticas (temperatura y humedad del suelo) y en las características del...

  6. Alterações ultra-sonográficas na gravidez Rh negativo sensibilizada avaliada pela espectrofotometria do líquido amniótico e pela dopplervelocimetria da artéria cerebral média

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    Nardozza Luciano Marcondes Machado

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar e confrontar a presença de alterações ultra-sonográficas nas gestações Rh negativo sensibilizadas, quando a anemia fetal foi determinada ou pela espectrofotometria do líquido amniótico, ou pela dopplervelocimetria da artéria cerebral média. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Observacional descritivo com grupo de comparação. Nosso grupo de estudo foi constituído por 99 pacientes, avaliadas no período de janeiro de 1995 a janeiro de 2004. Foram analisados e comparados dois grupos: 74 gestantes sensibilizadas pelo fator Rh cuja anemia fetal foi acompanhada pela espectrofotometria (grupo SE e 25 gestantes sensibilizadas pelo fator Rh cuja anemia fetal foi acompanhada pela dopplervelocimetria (grupo SD. Avaliamos a presença ou não de alterações ultra-sonográficas no acompanhamento pré-natal e confrontamos os dois grupos de estudo. RESULTADOS: No grupo cuja anemia fetal foi acompanhada através da espectrofotometria (grupo SE, apuramos modificações placentárias, principalmente o aumento da espessura e sua alteração textural, mais assiduamente que as encontradiças no grupo de gestantes sensibilizadas, em que a anemia foi determinada através da dopplervelocimetria (grupo SD (64% X 32%, p = 6,294. CONCLUSÃO: As alterações ultra-sonográficas foram detectadas em dobro quando a anemia foi avaliada pela espectrofotometria em comparação com o grupo seguido pela dopplervelocimetria.

  7. "Um por todos, todos pela música nova" : um estudo de caso

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    Milheiro, Maria Helena Cruz Martins Rodrigues

    2013-01-01

    Este trabalho explora o processo de ensino de música nas bandas filarmónicas em Portugal, através de métodos qualitativos e quantitativos. Parte de um estudo de caso realizado na Banda dos Bombeiros Voluntários de Ílhavo – Música Nova, inserindo-se no âmbito do projeto MIMAR, em curso no Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança, na Universidade de Aveiro. As Bandas Filarmónicas são instituições seculares responsáveis pela formação inicial de grande parte dos instr...

  8. The impulsivity in internet purchase A Impulsividade nas Compras pela Internet

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    Luciene Diana Siqueira

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the influence of gender, age, income, and possession of a credit card on the impulsivity in e-commerce. The impulse buying is a type of unplanned purchase, defined as a consumer tendency to buy spontaneously, without reflection, in an immediate way, dominated by emotional attraction and absorbed by the promise of instant gratification. The impulse buying phenomenon, associated to the online retail is still relatively new and extremely important. E-commerce has grown by approximately 40% per year, reaching 23 million e-customers in Brazil in 2010. This study was based on a field survey with institutions of higher education in the Greater ABC region of São Paulo, whose sample consisted of 336 students in undergraduate and postgraduate level. According to the results analysis, the unique variable that showed influence on impulsive behavior in online retail is personal income. This outcome was not noticed in the other variables studied. The impulsivity mean score of the sample was 24,84 points, which could vary between 11 and 77. This suggests that the buying behavior on internet of analyzed students is guidance predominantly non-impulsive.Este artigo investiga a influência do gênero, idade, renda e posse de cartão de crédito sobre a impulsividade no processo de compras pela internet. A compra impulsiva é um tipo de compra não planejada, definida como a tendência do consumidor a comprar espontaneamente, sem reflexão, de forma imediata, dominado pela atração emocional e absorvido pela promessa de gratificação imediata. O fenômeno compra por impulso associado ao varejo online ainda é relativamente novo e de extrema relevância. O comércio eletrônico apresenta crescimento de aproximadamente 40% ao ano, tendo atingido 23 milhões de e-consumidores no Brasil, em 2010. Este estudo foi realizado com base num levantamento de campo junto a instituições de ensino superior na região do Grande ABC/SP, cuja amostra foi

  9. Valor prognóstico da ecocardiografia com estresse pela dobutamina associada à atropina

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    Wilson Mathias Jr

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o valor prognóstico para eventos cardíacos maiores da ecocardiografia com estresse pela dobutamina associada à atropina (EEDA. MÉTODOS: Estudados 452 pacientes consecutivos, com alto risco para presença de doença arterial coronária, acompanhados por um período médio de 23 meses. RESULTADOS: Houve 9 mortes cardíacas e 2 infartos agudos do miocárdio em pacientes com EEDA positiva e 2 infartos e 1 morte cardíaca em pacientes com EEDA negativa. CONCLUSÃO: A EEDA é capaz de identificar pacientes de alto risco para eventos maiores.

  10. O espaço político aberto pela leitura literária

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    Leonardo Pinto de Almeida

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo se propõe questionar sobre o espaço político aberto pela leitura literária. Especificando a literatura como uma tentativa de compreensão de problemas relacionados à existência, sublinhamos como a leitura literária coloca em questão nossas convicções e verdades defendidas cotidianamente. Para tanto, compreendemos as relações tecidas entre a linguagem, o poder e a resistência no seio da experiência literária. Concluímos que a leitura literária é atravessada por formas de resistência às palavras de ordem que circulam de forma hegemônica em nossa sociedade, disponibilizando assim uma transformação em nossa rede afetiva e cognitiva.

  11. Identificação dos insulinomas pela ecoendoscopia Identification of insulinomas by endoscopic ultrasonography

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    José Celso Ardengh

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Demonstrar a sensibilidade da ecoendoscopia (EE no diagnóstico pré-operatório dos insulinomas e comparar com outros testes diagnósticos como tomografia helicoidal e ressonância magnética. MÉTODOS: Trinta pacientes foram examinados prospectivamente pela ecoendoscopia com o diagnóstico clínico de insulinoma antes de serem submetidos ao tratamento cirúrgico. O exame ecoendoscópico sempre foi precedido pelo US, TC helicoidal e em 10 pacientes pela RM. Em 12 casos foi indicada a punção aspirativa com agulha fina eco-guiada para confirmar a suspeita de insulinoma. RESULTADOS: A sensibilidade da EE na identificação dessas lesões foi de 86,6% (26/30 tumores. Vinte e seis tumores foram benignos (86,6% e quatro malignos (13,4%. Realizamos punção biópsia aspirativa em 12 pacientes (40% e o diagnóstico histológico foi feito em 10/12 pacientes (83,3%. Nessa casuística, 25 tumores foram menores que 2 cm (83,3% e cinco maiores que 2 cm (16,7%. Os tumores detectados pela EE tinham tamanho médio de 1,5 cm (0,6 a 5,4 cm. A identificação dos tumores pela EE na cabeça, corpo e cauda foi de 100%, 100% e 55,5%, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: A EE tem alta sensibilidade na identificação e localização dessas lesões e deve ser recomendada quando os métodos tradicionais de imagem empregados falham no diagnóstico. A PAAF é uma tentativa para evitarmos falso-positivos.BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to compare EUS and the others diagnostics tests in the correct localization of insulinomas. METHODS: We prospectively investigated 30 patients with endoscopic ultrasound with a clinical diagnosis of insulinomas prior to surgical exploration. They were submitted to abdominal ultrasonography, spiral computed tomography and four patients were submitted to magnetic ressonance before EUS. Surgery was the gold standard for tumor localization. RESULTS: Twenty-six tumors were benign (86.6% and four were malign (13.4%. The median size

  12. Considerações metodológicas para um curso de FLE mediado pela internet

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    2011-01-01

    Resumo: Neste artigo, sugere-se uma metodologia subjacente a um curso de FLE assistido pela internet, tendo como ponto de partida uma reflexão teórica a propósito dos elementos metodológicos seguintes: autonomia do aprendiz, avaliação através de portfólio, Internet como suporte conexo.Palavras-chave: Língua francesa; lingüística aplicada; ensino e aprendizagem de língua estrangeira; tecnologia.Résumé: Dans cet article, nous dévelopons une réflexion théorique à propos de trois élements méthodo...

  13. The Sharp Rise of Δ14C ca. 800 cal BC: Possible causes, related climatic teleconnections and the impact on human environments

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    Van Geel, Bas; van der Plicht, Johannes; Kilian, M.R.; Klaver, E.R.; Kouwenberg, J.H.M.; H. Renssen; Reynaud-Farrera, I.; Waterbolk, H.T.

    1998-01-01

    In this study we report on accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) wiggle-match dating of selected macrofossils from organic deposits ca. 800 cal BC (ca. 2650 BP). Based on paleological, archaeological and geological evidence, we found that the sharp rise of atmospheric 14C between 850 and 760 cal BC corresponds to the following related phenomena: 1. In European raised bog deposits, the changing spectrum of peat forming mosses and a sharp decline in decomposition of the peat indicate a sudden cha...

  14. An integrated environment for HW/SW co-design based on a CAL specification and HW/SW code generators

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    Roquier, Ghislain; Lucarz, Christophe; Mattavelli, Marco; Wipliez, Matthieu; Raulet, Mickaël; Janneck, Jörn W.; Miller, Ian D.; Parlour, David B.

    2009-01-01

    International audience This demonstration presents an integrated environment that translates a CAL-based dataflow specification [1] into a heterogeneous implementation, composed by HDL and C codes. The demonstration focuses on the capability of the co-design environment to automatically build an executable heterogeneous system implementation running on a platform composed of a processor and a FPGA from the annotation of the CAL specification. The possibility of direct synthesis from a high...

  15. Holographic RG Flow in a New $SO(3)\\times SO(3)$ Sector of $\\omega$-Deformed $SO(8)$ Gauged ${\\cal N}=8$ Supergravity

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    Pang, Yi; Rong, Junchen

    2015-01-01

    We consider a certain ${\\cal N}=1$ supersymmetric, $SO(3)\\times SO(3)$ invariant, subsector of the $\\omega$-deformed family of $SO(8)$-gauged ${\\cal N}=8$ four-dimensional supergravities. The theory contains two scalar fields and two pseudoscalar fields. We look for stationary points of the scalar potential, corresponding to AdS vacua in the theory. One of these, which breaks all supersymmetries but is nonetheless stable, is new. It exists only when $\\omega\

  16. Biodegradação de glifosato pela microbiota de solos cultivados com macieira

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    Marília Scopel Andrighetti

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available O glifosato é um herbicida sistêmico, pós-emergente, não seletivo do grupo dos organofosforados, sendo amplamente usado em pomares de macieira no sul do Brasil, podendo causar consequências negativas para microrganismos benéficos do solo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a capacidade de biodegradação do glifosato pela microbiota de solos de pomares de macieira, com diferentes históricos de aplicação do produto. Para isso, amostras de solos da região de Vacaria, RS, foram utilizadas, cuja biodegradação do glifosato foi avaliada monitorando a liberação de CO2 pelos microrganismos durante 32 dias, bem como quantificando os resíduos de glifosato e seu metabólito, o ácido aminometilfosfônico (AMPA, no início e no final do período pela extração seguida de análise por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência. Os resultados evidenciaram que houve degradação do glifosato pelos microrganismos edáficos durante o período avaliado com formação do metabólito AMPA. O glifosato diminuiu o número de bactérias do solo, porém favoreceu o aumento da atividade microbiana. As bactérias presentes nos solos com histórico de menor tempo de aplicação do herbicida apresentaram maior capacidade de degradação do produto, quando comparadas àquelas existentes em solos com maior período de aplicação de glifosato.

  17. A infância pelas lentes do cinema - Childhood through the lens of cinema

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    Patrícia de Moraes Lima

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-4512.2013n28p91   No ano de 2013, na sua 23ª edição, o Ciclo de debates propõe discutir a infância pelas lentes do cinema, em parceria com Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas sobre as Violências (NUVIC, núcleo este vinculado ao Centro de Educação da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (CED-UFSC, com 10 anos de existência e que reúne pesquisadores/as que têm como foco em suas pesquisas desconstruir as formas pelas quais as violências são pensadas na Educação. Nos estudos e pesquisas sobre as infâncias esse núcleo vem tecendo sua aproximação com alguns movimentos sociais e com a Rede de Proteção e Defesa dos Direitos das Crianças e Adolescentes,  procurando problematizar a esfera pelo qual os direitos humanos vem fornecendo subsídios às políticas públicas destinadas a infância. Ainda para a efetivação da proposta deste XXIII Ciclo de Debates, contamos também, com o apoio da Secretaria de Cultura da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – SeCult UFSC, que além de apoiar na divulgação do evento contribuiu com importantes comentários nos critérios de escolha dos filmes que serão exibidos.

  18. Alterações ultra-sonográficas na gravidez Rh negativo sensibilizada avaliada pela espectrofotometria do líquido amniótico e pela dopplervelocimetria da artéria cerebral média

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    Nardozza Luciano Marcondes Machado; Camano Luiz; Moron Antonio Fernandes; Pares David Baptista da Silva; Chinen Paulo Alexandre; Lobo Guilherme Antonio Rago

    2006-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Avaliar e confrontar a presença de alterações ultra-sonográficas nas gestações Rh negativo sensibilizadas, quando a anemia fetal foi determinada ou pela espectrofotometria do líquido amniótico, ou pela dopplervelocimetria da artéria cerebral média. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Observacional descritivo com grupo de comparação. Nosso grupo de estudo foi constituído por 99 pacientes, avaliadas no período de janeiro de 1995 a janeiro de 2004. Foram analisados e comparados dois grupos: 74 gestan...

  19. LOS PELIGROS DEL DOBLE DISCURSO. DE LO INTERNACIONAL A LO LOCAL: El caso de la propuesta “Costa Rica Carbono Neutral - 2021”

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    Javier Baltodano Aragón

    2008-01-01

    Resumen Este trabajo analiza algunos aspectos de las negociaciones e iniciativas que intentan enfrentar el cambio climático a nivel internacional, poniendo énfasis en los mecanismos de compensación y la creación de los mercados de carbono, su significado en relación a  la creación de “derechos de propiedad sobre la contaminación de la atmósfera” y en relación a la efectividad  que estos esquemas tienen para  enfrentar el Cambio Climático. Asimismo, se analiza su vinculación con la propuesta d...

  20. Utilización de nanotubos de carbono para la eliminación de metales tóxicos en aguas

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    López Gómez, Félix Antonio; Alguacil, Francisco José; Álvarez Centeno, Teresa; Cerpa Naranjo, Arisbel

    2014-01-01

    Se estudia la eliminación de metales en solución mediante la utilización de diversos tipos de nanotubos de carbono de pared múltiple comerciales. El proceso de eliminación de metales en soluciones acuosas parece ocurrir a través de mecanismos de adsorción física en los que el pH favorece la adsorción. En general, la adsorción de metales en los nanotubos se incrementa en medio alcalino (pH 11). Dependiendo del metal, el proceso de adsorción puede ser endotérmico (caso del In (II...

  1. Aplicação de cinzas da combustão de biomassa na remoção do dióxido de carbono

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    Sequeira, Andreia da Silva

    2014-01-01

    Devido à forte dependência de combustíveis fósseis para a produção de energia no mundo, o nível de emissões de dióxido de carbono aumentou levando a um aumento do aquecimento global, que é acompanhada por mudanças climáticas em várias partes do mundo. Para reverter este facto, atualmente têm-se tentado utilizar fontes de produção de energia mais limpa, tal como a biomassa. A biomassa é considerada como uma fonte de energia renovável e pode desempenhar um papel importante nas tendências fut...

  2. Balance de carbono y tasa de descomposición de mantillo y horizontes de fermentación de suelos forestales.

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    Barrales Brito, Edgar

    2013-01-01

    El mantillo y horizontes de fermentación (CF) es un reservorio dinámico de carbono (C) en suelos forestales. Las metodologías que cuantifican la emisión de CO2 por la descomposición son escasas y requieren periodos largos de medición. Se requieren métodos para poder generar información de la emisión de CO2 de éstas capas orgánicas en tiempos cortos de medición. Los objetivos fueron: generar un protocolo para la medición de la emisión de CO2 por la descomposición de mantillo y CF con un respir...

  3. Isótopos estables del carbono en restos humanos de Península Mitre y del Canal Beagle, Tierra del Fuego

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    Kozameh, Livia Febes

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es realizar un análisis comparativo de los valores isotópicos del carbono (δ13C medidos sobre gelatina ósea extraída de restos humanos procedentes de Península Mitre y del canal Beagle, Tierra del Fuego. Paralelamente, se discute esta información con aquella recabada a partir de otros estudios referidos a rastros fisiológicos y patológicos del esqueleto y del aparato masticatorio efectuados en ambas regiones. Los resultados señalan que, si bien en los análisis de rastros se encuentran ciertas diferencias, los valores isotópicos obtenidos dan cuenta de dietas análogas basadas predominantemente en la explotación de recursos marinos.

  4. Monitorização do Carbono Negro (CN) e Poeiras Minerais (Pm) na Atmosfera do Atlântico Norte

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    Barata, Filipe,; Fialho, Paulo

    2007-01-01

    Comunicação apresentada na 9ª Conferência Nacional do Ambiente, Universidade de Aveiro, 19 de Abril de 2007. As médias anuais da concentração em massa de Carbono Negro (CN) no Atlântico Norte foram de 39 ± 11 ng mˉ³ e de 27 ± ng mˉ³ para a Camada Limite Marinha (CLM) e Troposfera Livre (TL), respectivamente. A variabilidade da concentração em massa de CN, com máximos no período de Verão e mínimos no período de Inverno, indicam que a deposição húmida é o principal mecanismo responsável pelo...

  5. IMPLANTACIÓN DE ENERGIAS RENOVABLES Y ESTIMACIÓN DE LA HUELLA DE CARBONO EN EL MUNICIPIO DE BLANCA (MURCIA

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    José Molina Ruiz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La introducción del concepto de sostenibilidad en el mercado energético implica la potenciación de las energías renovables activando políticas que fomenten su implantación. El éxito de estas políticas se plasmará en el incremento de participación de las energías renovables en el mix energético, en la reducción de emisiones de CO2 y en el cumplimiento de los compromisos internacionales. Este trabajo analiza el grado de implantación de las energías renovables en un municipio de la Región de Murcia (Blanca, valorando la incidencia de la legislación sectorial energética y estimando la huella de carbono derivada del consumo de energía eléctrica.

  6. Relación carbono nitrógeno en el proceso de lombricompostaje y su potencial nutrimental en jitomate y menta.

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    Romero Figueroa, José Cruz

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo fue determinar el efecto de la relación carbono/nitrógeno (C/N) inicial de los materiales orgánicos a compostar sobre el monitoreo de los grados de descomposición y la calidad nutrimental del vermicompost, para la producción de jitomate y menta. La elaboración de los compost se utilizó paja de maíz (PM) y estiércol de bovino (E B), a los que se les determinó materia orgánica y nitrógeno total. Los cálculos se hicieron en base a las fórmulas propuestas por Comi...

  7. Avaliação do Dano em Laminados Carbono/Epóxido após Furação

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    L. M. P. Durão; Magalhães, A. G.; Marques, A.T.; J.M.R.S. Tavares

    2006-01-01

    A furação de placas em plásticos reforçados com fibras de carbono PRFC causa danos típicos tais como a delaminação e outros. Tais danos não são detectáveis numa inspecção visual e podem causar o colapso prematuro de estruturas. A detecção da existência de danos é normalmente efectuada através de ensaios não-destrutivos como a radiografia e a inspecção ultrassónica com varrimento (C-Scan). A extensão do dano pode ser avaliada através do uso de critérios adequados, tais como o Factor de Delam...

  8. Estudo da Influência da Pré-Furação no Dano em Laminados Carbono/Epóxido

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    L. M. Pereira Durão; Tavares, João Manuel R.S.; Torres Marques, A.; A. Gonçalves Magalhães; Freitas, M

    2008-01-01

    Na furação de placas em materiais compósitos é corrente o uso de técnicas tradicionais de furação adaptadas. O defeito mais grave é a delaminação, que nem sempre é visível à superfície e pode causar o colapso prematuro das estruturas. Para a avaliação dos danos provocados nas peças utilizam-se meios de controlo não-destrutivo. Neste artigo são analisados os resultados obtidos através do recurso à pré-furação em placas carbono/epóxido e de duas técnicas de controlo. Os resultados obtidos permi...

  9. Perdas de carbono e nitrogênio com aplicação de dejeto líquido bovino em latossolo muito argiloso sob plantio direto e chuva natural Carbon and nitrogen losses with liquid catlle manure from a clayey oxissol under no-till and natural rainfall

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    Full Text Available O transporte de poluentes via escoamento superficial em áreas agrícolas, principalmente na forma solúvel, é considerado um problema ambiental, mesmo em sistemas conservacionistas de preparo do solo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as perdas de carbono orgânico e nitrogênio no escoamento superficial, com a aplicação de 0, 60, 120 e 180 m³ ha-1 ano-1 de dejeto líquido bovino, em Latossolo muito argiloso, com declividade de 10 %, sob plantio direto e chuva natural, na região de Castro - PR. A aplicação do dejeto líquido bovino não alterou o carbono orgânico total, porém diminuiu as perdas de amônio e nitrato até a dose de 120 m³ ha-1 ano-1, o que indica ser esta a dose máxima recomendada para solo muito argiloso, declive moderadamente ondulado, baixas precipitações e com no mínimo uma semana de intervalo entre a aplicação do dejeto e a ocorrência de chuvas. As concentrações médias ponderadas de amônio e nitrato no escoamento superficial aumentaram com a aplicação de dejeto. As concentrações de amônio estiveram muito acima do máximo permitido pela legislação brasileira, inclusive sem aplicação de dejeto, o que indica a necessidade de práticas que evitem a entrada do escoamento em corpos de água, mesmo em sistemas conservacionistas.The transport of pollutants via runoff in agricultural areas, mainly in soluble forms, is an environmental problem, even in conservation tillage systems. The objective of this study was to evaluate losses of nitrogen and organic carbon in runoff, after applications of 0, 60, 120, and 180 m³ ha-1 yr-1 of cattle slurry to a clayey Oxisol, with 10 % slope under no-tillage and natural rainfall, in the region of Castro - PR. The application of cattle slurry did not affect total organic carbon in runoff but ammonium and nitrate losses were reduced by the fertilization with 120 m³ ha-1 yr-1 of slurry, indicating this as the maximum dose recommended for soils with a high clay

  10. Growth and carbon assimilation limitations in Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae under soil water stress conditions Crescimento e limitações à assimilação de carbono em Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae sob condições de estresse hídrico do solo

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    Tanise Luisa Sausen

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    negativamente e significativamente reduzido pelo aumento do déficit hídrico do solo. Com a suspensão da irrigação, a assimilação de carbono e a transpiração foram reduzidas e permaneceram praticamente constantes ao longo do dia. A análise das curvas A/Ci demonstrou o aumento da limitação estomática, indicando que a limitação imposta pelo fechamento dos estômatos é o principal responsável pela redução da fotossíntese. A eficiência de carboxilação e a taxa de transporte de elétrons não foram afetadas pelo estresse hídrico até 15 dias de suspensão da irrigação. A resistência à seca da mamona parece estar relacionada a uma resposta inicial e pronunciada do crescimento, a um eficiente controle estomático e a capacidade de manter uma alta taxa de fixação de CO2 sob condições de estresse hídrico.

  11. Labile carbon pools and biological activity in volcanic soils of the Canary Islands Fracciones de carbono orgánico lábil y actividad biológica en suelos de origen volcánico de las Islas Canarias Frações de carbono orgânico lábil e actividade biológica em solos de origem vulcânica das Ilhas Canárias

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    Cecilia María Armas Herrera

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    (0.77 g kg-1, which represents an SOC pool of low bioavailability, was protected by its adsorption to allophane in silandic Andosols.La medida de la susceptibilidad del carbono orgánico del suelo (SOC a la mineralización es esencial para predecir la respuesta a corto plazo de los reservorios biosféricos de carbono a los cambios en las condiciones ambientales. En este trabajo abordamos el estudio del SOC lábil (fácilmente mineralizable en suelos volcánicos, donde la biodisponibilidad del SOC se ve característicamente afectada por mecanismos de estabilización físico-química propios de estos suelos. Con este fin seleccionamos diez suelos representativos (sobre todo Andosoles de los principales hábitats naturales (matorral xerofítico, monteverde y pinar en las Islas Canarias, un archipiélago de origen volcánico. Durante dos años medimos diversas fracciones de SOC a las que se atribuye un distinto grado de biodisponibilidad: carbono soluble en agua en muestras frescas de suelo (WSC y en el extracto saturado (WSCse, carbono extraíble en agua caliente (HWC, carbono extraíble con sulfato potásico (PSC, carbono ligado a la biomasa microbiana (MBC, carbono orgánico particulado (POC, carbono de sustancias húmicas (HSC, y carbono orgánico total (TOC, y realizamos ensayos de incubación de las emisiones de CO2. Relacionamos estas medidas con los posibles aportes de carbono procedentes de la hojarasca y las raíces, y la actividad de enzimas hidrolíticas (CM-celulasa, ?-D-glucosidasa, y deshidrogenasa implicadas en el ciclado del carbono. La medida in vitro de la mineralización en ensayos cortos (10 días se ajustó a un modelo cinético simple de primer orden, un procedimiento sencillo que nos permitió obtener no sólo una estimación del SOC más inmediatamente mineralizable, sino también de la heterogeneidad de los sustratos consumidos durante la incubación. Los suelos volcánicos investigados mostraron una gran riqueza de SOC lábil, en los que

  12. LOS PELIGROS DEL DOBLE DISCURSO. DE LO INTERNACIONAL A LO LOCAL: El caso de la propuesta “Costa Rica Carbono Neutral - 2021”

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    Javier Baltodano Aragón

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    Full Text Available Resumen Este trabajo analiza algunos aspectos de las negociaciones e iniciativas que intentan enfrentar el cambio climático a nivel internacional, poniendo énfasis en los mecanismos de compensación y la creación de los mercados de carbono, su significado en relación a  la creación de “derechos de propiedad sobre la contaminación de la atmósfera” y en relación a la efectividad  que estos esquemas tienen para  enfrentar el Cambio Climático. Asimismo, se analiza su vinculación con la propuesta del actual gobierno de Costa Rica (Oscar Arias Sánchez, 2006-2010 denominada “Costa Rica, Carbono Neutral para el año 2021” y su pertinencia para enfrentar el Cambio Climático en nuestro país.  Abstract This document analyzes some aspects of the international negotiations and initiatives that intent to face out Climate Change. It put emphasis on the offset mechanisms and carbon markets, their meaning in terms of the creation of “property” over the atmosphere contamination rights and in term of their efficiency to face the Climate Change.  It also analyzes the relationship of these initiatives with the actual Costa Rican Government (Oscar Arias Sánchez, 2006-2010 proposal, named “Costa Rica, Carbon Neutral 2021” and its adequacy to confront Climate Change in the country.

  13. EVALUACIÓN DE PARÁMETROS DE CALIDAD PARA LA DETERMINACIÓN DE CARBONO ORGÁNICO EN SUELOS

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    johnbrynner García Galvis

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available En el estudio de la cuantificación de carbono orgánico en suelos por el método Walkley-Black se compararon dos técnicas de análisis (colorimetría y volumetría con el fin de evaluar los parámetros de calidad y así indicar la técnica más conveniente para implementarla en el análisis de suelos. Se determinó un intervalo lineal de 5 a 50 mg/mL de sacarosa a una longitud de onda de máxima absorción de 585 nm del ácido crómico reducido. Al comparar los dos métodos de cuantificación se encontraron evidencias de errores sistemáticos en el método volumétrico para los niveles evaluados (alto, medio y bajo de concentración de sacarosa, mientras que por el método colorimétrico la cuantificación fue más exacta y además los valores de desviación estándar y coeficientes de variación fueron menores, parámetros que lo catalogan como el método más preciso. Además, para tener un mayor soporte analítico se implementaron las metodologías en diferentes tipos de suelos; los resultados indicaron que el método colorimétrico para la determinación de carbono orgánico en suelos presentó menores costos y número de reactivos por análisis, y a su vez fue el que ofreció la mejor repetibilidad.

  14. Índice de manejo de carbono e atributos químicos de Latossolo Vermelho sob diferentes sistemas de manejo

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    Jolimar Antonio Schiavo

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar mudanças nos atributos químicos, no estoque de carbono e no índice de manejo de C de um Latossolo Vermelho argiloso, sob diferentes sistemas de manejo. Avaliou-se o solo sob sistemas de manejo com diferentes históricos de uso, sob as seguintes coberturas: Zea mays, Urochloa decumbens e Panicum maximum cv. Tanzania. Como testemunha, avaliou-se área sob vegetação de cerrado. Foram coletadas amostras compostas das camadas de solo de 0-5, 5-10 e 10-20 cm. Os teores de fósforo diminuíram com a profundidade, e os maiores valores foram observados na área com P. maximum. Na área com milho, observaram-se maiores valores de K+, Ca++, Mg++, CTC, e de soma e saturação por bases. O teor de C orgânico total do solo (COT foi maior sob cerrado e menor sob cobertura com P. maximum, à profundidade de 5-10 cm. Os maiores estoques de COT, carbono nas frações particuladas (C-MOP e nas frações associadas à fase mineral do solo ocorreram na área com U. decumbens, o que promoveu maiores índices de labilidade e de manejo de C, similares aos da vegetação de cerrado. Em todas as coberturas, a labilidade da matéria orgânica do solo diminuiu com o aumento da profundidade. A fração C-MOP apresenta maior sensibilidade às alterações de manejo e relaciona-se ao COT.

  15. Isótopos estáveis e produção de bebidas: de onde vem o carbono que consumimos?

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    Oliveira Ana Cristina B.

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    Full Text Available A composição isotópica do carbono (delta13C foi utilizada na determinação da origem botânica (C3 x C4 de amostras de café, vinho, cerveja e vodka, de diferentes marcas e procedências, comercializadas no Brasil. Dentre as marcas de café analisadas, apenas uma apresentou um elevado percentual de plantas C4 em sua composição, evidenciado pelo valor de delta13C (-16,2‰. Os valores de delta13C das amostras de vinhos brasileiros, variaram entre -25,1 e -17,1‰, indicando a presença de carbono de origem C4 nas amostras que tiveram os maiores valores de delta13C. Duas marcas de vinhos importados, por sua vez, apresentaram delta13C característico de planta C3 (-27,1 e -26,3‰. Os valores de delta13C das vodkas importadas variaram entre -26,4 e -23,9‰, e as brasileiras entre -12,8 e -11,8‰, excetuando-se uma marca que apresentou valor -23,1‰. As marcas de cervejas importadas, em sua maioria, apresentaram valores mais negativos (-27,3 a -20,7‰ que as nacionais (-25,9 a -18,4‰. Estes resultados evidenciam a eficiência desta metodologia na determinação da origem do C e percentual de mistura destas bebidas.

  16. Segurança e exeqüibilidade da ecocardiografia com estresse pela dobutamina associada à atropina

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    Mathias Jr Wilson; Beneti Léa Paula; Santos Fabio Cesar dos; Duprat Renata; Beraldo Ailton; Gil Manoel Adan; Andrade José Lázaro; Martinez Eulógio

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    OBJETIVO: Estudar a segurança e exeqüibilidade da ecocardiografia com estresse pela dobutamina associada à atropina (EEDA) em pacientes com doença arterial coronária (DAC) suspeita ou conhecida. MÉTODOS: Estudados 3000 testes consecutivos, pela EEDA, armazenados em formato de banco de dados. RESULTADOS: Observaram-se, como maiores complicações relacionadas ao teste, a ocorrência de 1 caso de infarto agudo do miocárdio, 4 de taquicardia ventricular sustentada e 5 de intoxicação atropínica. Um ...

  17. Diseño de polvos de molde para colada continua de slabs de aceros bajo carbono

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    Cruz-Ramírez, A.

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    Full Text Available Commercial fluxes were characterized by laboratory tests, and their original properties were changed with additions of chemical reagents in order to establish criteria and design strategies to produce new fluxes. The characterization of the commercial fluxes reveals that they are produced by simple mechanical blend of minerals, using feldspars and clays as base materials, containing SiO2, Al2O3, Na2 O and in less quantity K2O, MgO, Fe2 O3and MnO; limestone as the main source of CaO, fluorspar (CaF2 used to control the viscosity and graphite as carbon source. Melting-solidification tests revealed melting and fluidity temperatures and the existence of abundant mineralogical phases formed during the flux solidification. Some important mineralogical compounds are the nepheline (NaAlSiO4 and cuspidine (Ca4Si2O7F2; these species have a direct influence on the heat transfer phenomena from strand to mold and therefore on the phase transformations and the shrinkage of the steel.

    A partir de la caracterización de polvos comerciales mediante pruebas de laboratorio y la modificación de sus propiedades mediante adiciones de compuestos químicos, se identificaron y desarrollaron criterios y estrategias de diseño que sirvieron de base para elaborar nuevos polvos. La caracterización de los polvos comerciales indica que se fabrican por simple mezcla mecánica de minerales, utilizando feldespatos y arcillas como materiales base, que contienen SiO2, Al2O3, Na2 O y, en menor proporción, K 2O, MgO, Fe2 O3 y MnO, caliza como fuente principal de CaO, fluorita (CaF2 como fluidificante y grafito como fuente de carbono. Mediante pruebas de fusión-solidificación se determinaron las temperaturas de fusión y fluidez de los polvos y

  18. Valoración Económica del Manglar por el Almacenamiento de Carbono, Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta

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    Arnold De la Peña

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    Full Text Available La Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta (CGSM genera diferentes bienes y servicios ambientales, por ejemplo, sumidero de carbono, hábitat de flora y fauna, despensa de alimentos y materias primas, entre otros. Se presenta una aproximación a la cuantificación monetaria del servicio de almacenamiento de carbono, con el fin de establecer información base para las decisiones de su uso. Lo anterior se hizo con base en muestreo de campo de 15 árboles de manglar y en mediciones realizadas en cuatro estaciones de monitoreo de la CGSM (Caño Grande, Rinconada, Aguas Negras y Luna por INVEMAR (2008. Para tal fin, se estimó la biomasa aérea total, las existencias de carbono y de dióxido de carbono equivalente (CO2e discriminada por especie y zona. Los resultados indican que en términos relativos el bosque de manglar de la CGSM puede almacenar entre 6,9 (la Luna y 45,7 (Rinconada t C ha-1. La valoración monetaria se encuentran entre US$ 87,76 y 591,41 t CO2e ha-1, según los precios pagados por el Banco Mundial, correspondiente a los Certificados de Emisiones Reducidas (CERs forestales no permanentes. El valor monetario amplia la importancia de iniciar un proceso que permita incorporar estos beneficios económicos a los actuales mecanismos de mercado y contribuyan a los esfuerzos locales de conservación.Palabras Clave: Manglar; almacenamiento de carbono; biomasa aérea; dióxido de carbono equivalente y valoración económica. Economic Valuation of Mangrove for the Carbon Storage in the Ciénaga Grande de Santa MartaAbstractThe Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta (CGSM Generate Different Environmental goods and services, for instance, carbon sink, habitat for flora and fauna, stocks of foods and raw materials, etc. This paper presents an attempt to value in monetary terms the service of carbon storage, with the aim to establish inputs for the decisions process of used. This paper presents an Attempt to Terms Monetary value in the service of carbon storage

  19. Chemical evolution of organic aerosol in Los Angeles during the CalNex 2010 study

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    Full Text Available During the CalNex study (15 May to 16 June 2010 a large suite of instruments was operated at the Los Angeles area ground supersite to characterize the sources and atmospheric processing of atmospheric pollution. The thermal-desorption proton-transfer-reaction mass-spectrometer (TD-PTR-MS was deployed to an urban area for the first time and detected 691 organic ions in aerosol samples, the mean total concentration of which was estimated as 3.3 μg m−3. Based on comparison to total organic aerosol (OA measurements, we estimate that approximately 50% of the OA mass at this site was directly measured by the TD-PTR-MS. Based on correlations with aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS OA components, the ions were grouped to represent hydrocarbon-like OA (HOA, local OA (LOA, semi-volatile oxygenated OA (SV-OOA, and low volatility oxygenated OA (LV-OOA. Mass spectra and thermograms of the ion groups are mostly consistent with the assumed sources and/or photochemical origin of the OA components. The mass spectra of ions representing the primary components HOA and LOA included the highest m/z, consistent with their higher resistance to thermal decomposition, and they were volatilized at lower temperatures. Photochemical ageing weakens C-C bond strengths (also resulting in chemical fragmentation, and produces species of lower volatility (through the addition of functional groups. Accordingly the mass spectra of ions representing the oxidized OA components (SV-OOA, and LV-OOA lack the highest masses and they are volatilized at higher temperatures. Chemical parameters like mean carbon number (nC, mean carbon oxidation state (OSC, and the atomic ratios O/C and H/C of the ion groups are consistent with the expected sources and photochemical processing of the aerosol components. Our data suggest that chemical fragmentation gains importance over functionalization as photochemical age of OA increases. Surprisingly, the photochemical age of OA decreases during the

  20. Quantifying Atmospheric Mercury Emissions Sources in coastal California from Shipboard Measurements During CalNex 2010

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    Weiss-Penzias, P. S.; Lerner, B. M.; Williams, E. J.; Bates, T. S.; Gaston, C. J.; Prather, K. A.

    2011-12-01

    Mercury is a neurotoxin that can bioaccumulate in aquatic ecosystems to levels that are unsafe for humans and biota. It has both natural and anthropogenic sources to the atmosphere, where it can be transported and undergo transformations that lead to its deposition in both wet and dry forms. Due to recent surveys of mercury in fish in California that show widespread contamination, there is great interest in knowing the source of this mercury, whether it be from local, regional, or global emissions. In this study we made simultaneous measurements of gaseous elemental mercury (GEM), CO2, CO, NOx, SO2, O3, and meteorology during the spring of 2010 (May 14-June 8) on board the research vessel Atlantis during the CalNex campaign. The goal of this study was to observe and quantify emissions of GEM from known and potential sources along the California coast, including an incinerator, oil refineries, cargo ships, and natural ocean emissions. Additionally, an understanding of the behavior of GEM in the marine boundary layer under land-sea breeze conditions was sought. Our results indicate that on at least one occasion when the ship was located in the San Pedro harbor, emissions from an incinerator were observed, as indicated by high concentrations of GEM and unique single particle chemical composition. Using the ratio of the enhancements in GEM and CO and the CO emissions inventory for this facility, it was estimated that the annual GEM emissions were 11 +/- 5 kg. This is a factor of 5 lower than the reported total mercury emissions inventory for this facility in 2008. The discrepancy may be explained if a significant fraction of the emissions were gaseous oxidized and particulate mercury, since only GEM was measured. Additionally, a plume from a cargo ship was intercepted and the GEM/CO2 enhancement ratio indicated that approximately 13 tonnes of GEM are emitted from shipping worldwide, assuming values for global fuel usage and a CO2/fuel burned mass ratio. In spite of