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  1. Design of a bounded wave EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) simulator

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    Sevat, P. A. A.

    1989-06-01

    Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) simulators are used to simulate the EMP generated by a nuclear weapon and to harden equipment against the effects of EMP. At present, DREO has a 1 m EMP simulator for testing computer terminal size equipment. To develop the R and D capability for testing larger objects, such as a helicopter, a much bigger threat level facility is required. This report concerns the design of a bounded wave EMP simulator suitable for testing large size equipment. Different types of simulators are described and their pros and cons are discussed. A bounded wave parallel plate type simulator is chosen for it's efficiency and the least environmental impact. Detailed designs are given for 6 m and 10 m parallel plate type wire grid simulators. Electromagnetic fields inside and outside the simulators are computed. Preliminary specifications for a pulse generator required for the simulator are also given. Finally, the electromagnetic fields radiated from the simulator are computed and discussed.

  2. Nuclear EMP simulation for large-scale urban environments. FDTD for electrically large problems.

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    Smith, William S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bull, Jeffrey S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wilcox, Trevor [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bos, Randall J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shao, Xuan-Min [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goorley, John T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Costigan, Keeley R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-13

    In case of a terrorist nuclear attack in a metropolitan area, EMP measurement could provide: (1) a prompt confirmation of the nature of the explosion (chemical or nuclear) for emergency response; and (2) and characterization parameters of the device (reaction history, yield) for technical forensics. However, urban environment could affect the fidelity of the prompt EMP measurement (as well as all other types of prompt measurement): (1) Nuclear EMP wavefront would no longer be coherent, due to incoherent production, attenuation, and propagation of gamma and electrons; and (2) EMP propagation from source region outward would undergo complicated transmission, reflection, and diffraction processes. EMP simulation for electrically-large urban environment: (1) Coupled MCNP/FDTD (Finite-difference time domain Maxwell solver) approach; and (2) FDTD tends to be limited to problems that are not 'too' large compared to the wavelengths of interest because of numerical dispersion and anisotropy. We use a higher-order low-dispersion, isotropic FDTD algorithm for EMP propagation.

  3. Parallelized FDTD simulation for flat-plate bounded wave EMP simulator with lumped terminator

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    Zhu Xiangqin; Chen Weiqing; Chen Zaigao; Cai Libing; Wang Jianguo

    2013-01-01

    A parallelized finite-difference time-domain(FDTD) method for simulating the bounded wave electromagnetic pulse (EMP) simulator with lumped terminator and parallel plate is presented. The effects of several model-parameters on the simulator to the fields in the working volume are simulated and analyzed. The results show that if the width of the lower PEC plate is(or is bigger than)1.5 times that of the upper plate of working volume, the projection length of front transitional section does not have a significant effect on the rise-times of electric fields at the points near the front transitional section, and the rise-times of electric fields at the points near the working volume center decrease as the projection length increases, but the decrement of rise-time decreases. The rise-times of E z at all points also decrease as the lower PEC plate's width increases, but the decrements of rise-time decreases. If the projection length of the front transitional section is fixed, the good results can not be obtained by increasing or decreasing the height of the simulator only, however, which has an optimal value. (authors)

  4. EMP coupling to ships

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    Deadrick, F.J.; Cabayan, H.S.; Kunz, K.F.; Bevensee, R.M.; Martin, L.C.; Egbert, R.W.

    1980-01-01

    Scale-model tests were conducted to establish the adequacy and limitations of model measurements as tools for predicting electromagnetic pulse (EMP) coupling voltages and currents to the critical antennas, cables, and metallic structures on ships. The scale-model predictions are compared with the results of the full-scale EMP simulation test of the Canadian ASW ship, HMCS Huron. (The EMP coupling predictions in this report were made without prior knowledge of the results of the data from the HMCS Huron tests.) This report establishes that the scale-model tests in conjunction with the data base from EMP coupling modules provides the necessary information for source model development and permits effective, low-cost study of particular system configurations. 184 figures, 9 tables

  5. EMP Fusion

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    KUNTAY, Isık

    2010-01-01

    This paper introduces a novel fusion scheme, called EMP Fusion, which has the promise of achieving breakeven and realizing commercial fusion power. The method is based on harnessing the power of an electromagnetic pulse generated by the now well-developed flux compression technology. The electromagnetic pulse acts as a means of both heating up the plasma and confining the plasma, eliminating intermediate steps. The EMP Fusion device is simpler compared to other fusion devices and this reduces...

  6. Bioelectromagnetic effects of EMP: Preliminary findings

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    Aldrich, T. E.; Easterly, C. E.; Gailey, P. C.; Hamilton, C. B.

    1988-06-01

    Facilities to simulate electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) are used to test military equipment and electrical communications devices for resistance to the effects of an EMP caused by an upper-atmospheric nuclear detonation. The rapid rise time and high field strengths (0.1 to 50 kV/m) of an EMP distinguish it from other electromagnetic phenomena. Certain types of EMP simulators also expose facility operators and members of the public to electromagnetic fields of varying intensity as do other natural sources such as the fields produced near a lightning bolt. Limited biological effects data have been collected to assess the potential EMP health hazards to humans. Evidence from the available database does not establish that EMPs represent either an occupational or a public health hazard. A critique is presented of the EMP research published to date in order to explore its limitations and similarities with related outcome experience from other electromagnetic field research. Laboratory research and multiple years of observations on workers in existing EMP manufacturing and simulation facilities suggest that there are no acute or short-term health effects. The occupational exposure guideline for EMP is 100 kV/m, which is far in excess of usual exposures with EMP simulators.

  7. Nuclear EMP induced chaos

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    Dance, B.

    1983-01-01

    It is anticipated that a single nuclear explosion, of adequate size, on the outside of the atmosphere would generate a pulse of sufficient intensity to damage communications equipment (including telephones, radio transmitters and receivers), and to disrupt main power supplies. This damage could be done by a very intense, short duration electro-magnetic pulse (EMP). The article discusses the generation and history of EMP, the test facilities that are needed for EMP test, and techniques that can be used to harden equipment against EMP. It is also important to protect extensive systems against EMP. The article points out that fibre-optics are very useful, because they are EMP resistant and a single fibre can also carry a very high data rate

  8. Comparative EMP design practices

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    Martin, L.C.

    1975-01-01

    A large amount of effort is devoted to the hardening of systems against various effects. The nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) creates potentially severe protection problems in hardening against electromagnetic effects. Each hardening effort is usually supported through development or application of sets of rules, practices, constraints, etc., which aid in decision-making throughout the design process. Several excerpts from a few sets of EMP design rules and practices taken from relatively independent sources are presented for comparison of essential features and mode of expression. A general objective is to clarify some of the EMP practices present in general EMC work and to encourage further interchange of relevant information. (auth)

  9. EMP protection technology interchange

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    Martin, L.C.

    1977-01-01

    Investigation and assessment of the potential degrading and destructive effects associated with the nuclear electromagnetic (EMP) phenomena has created a large technological base. This base is indeed quite broad owing to the unique and system-pervasive character of the EMP. One of the aims of an emerging discipline, such as that associated with EMP, is to provide for adequate transfer and integration of the developing technology into the overall engineering community. The needs of the community and how EMP hardening and protection information can be transferred or exchanged are reviewed. Many of the current and generally available sources of information are listed, examples of interchange methods are provided, and problems of developing specifications, standards, and suitable guidelines for design and incorporation of protection are also discussed

  10. An overview of EMP effects and their control

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    Culligan, A. J.

    1985-09-01

    The environments associated with a nuclear detonation are probably the most extreme of all the environments to which an electronic equipment system may be exposed. One of these environments is related to the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) which represents an intense pulse of radiated electromagnetic energy. The endo-atmospheric EMP is generally not considered a major threat in comparison with other nuclear weapon effects related to blast, thermal phenomena, neutrons, and gamma rays. The situation is different with respect to the exo-atmospheric EMP which has the potential to simultaneously damage communication and allied networks over many thousands of square miles. The present paper is concerned with these EMP effects and the possibilities for protecting equipment from EMP. For such a protection, an understanding of the system's electronic topology is essential, and component/circuit susceptibility levels must be specified. Attention is given to the wire grid model of a strike aircraft, and the simulation of the EMP environment.

  11. Molecular dynamic simulation study of plasma etching L10 FePt media in embedded mask patterning (EMP) process

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    Jianxin Zhu; P. Quarterman; Jian-Ping Wang

    2017-01-01

    Plasma etching process of single-crystal L10-FePt media [H. Wang et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(5) (2013)] is studied using molecular dynamic simulation. Embedded-Atom Method [M. S. Daw and M. I. Baskes, Phy. Rev. B 29, 6443 (1984); X. W. Zhou, R. A. Johnson and H. N. G. Wadley, Phy. Rev. B 69, 144113 (2004)] is used to calculate the interatomic potential within atoms in FePt alloy, and ZBL potential [J.F. Ziegler, J. P. Biersack and U. Littmark, “The Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter,” Vol...

  12. Nuclear EMP induced chaos

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    Dance, B

    1983-08-01

    In the event of nuclear war, the availability of first class communications facilities and of reliable electricity supplies would be of absolutely vital importance to any of the population surviving the first onslaught not only for their own welfare, but also for the preservation of their nation's retaliation deterrent capability. However, it is to be expected that a single nuclear explosion of adequate size on the outside of the atmosphere would generate a pulse of sufficient intensity to damage communications equipment (including telephones, radio transmitters and receivers) and to interrupt main supplies. The situation caused by electromagnetic pulses (EMP) is discussed.

  13. Tracing meteorite source regions through asteroid spectroscopy

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    Thomas, Cristina Ana

    By virtue of their landing on Earth, meteorites reside in near-Earth object (NEO) orbits prior to their arrival. Thus the population of observable NEOs, in principle, gives the best representation of meteorite source bodies. By linking meteorites to NEOs, and linking NEOs to their most likely main-belt source locations, we seek to gain insight into the original solar system formation locations for different meteorite classes. To forge the first link between meteorites and NEOs, we have developed a three dimensional method for quantitative comparisons between laboratory measurements of meteorites and telescopic measurements of near-Earth objects. We utilize meteorite spectra from the Reflectance Experiment Laboratory (RELAB) database and NEO data from the SpeX instrument on the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF). Using the Modified Gaussian Model (MGM) as a mathematical tool, we treat asteroid and meteorite spectra identically in the calculation of 1-micron and 2-micron geometric band centers and their band area ratios (BARs). Using these identical numerical parameters we quantitatively compare the spectral properties of S-, Sq-, Q- and V-type NEOs with the spectral properties of the meteorites in the H, L, LL and HED meteorite classes. For each NEO spectrum, we assign a set of probabilities for it being related to each of these meteorite classes. Our NEO- meteorite correlation probabilities are then convolved with NEO-source region probabilities to yield a final set of meteorite-source region correlations. An apparent (significant at the 2.1-sigma level) source region signature is found for the H chondrites to be preferentially delivered to the inner solar system through the 3:1 mean motion resonance. A 3:1 resonance H chondrite source region is consistent with the short cosmic ray exposure ages known for H chondrites. The spectroscopy of asteroids is subject to several sources of inherent error. The source region model used a variety of S-type spectra without

  14. EMP/GMD Phase 0 Report, A Review of EMP Hazard Environments and Impacts

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    Rivera, Michael Kelly [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Backhaus, Scott N. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Woodroffe, Jesse Richard [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Henderson, Michael Gerard [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Bos, Randall J. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Nelson, Eric Michael [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Kelic, Andjelka [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2016-11-01

    The purpose of this study is to determine methods to analyze the hazard environments, impacts, and consequences of different sources of electromagnetic pulse (EMP), including nuclear electromagnetic pulse (NEMP) and geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) on the U.S. electric power infrastructures and to use those methods to determine EMP and GMD events of concern. The study will be carried out in four phases, each of which will provide higher levels of analytic fidelity that focuses on those EMP/GMD sources and events that create significant consequences, or whose consequences are sufficiently uncertain, to require more in-depth study. This study will leverage the best experimental data; device, equipment and system models; and simulation tools currently available. This study focuses primarily on the bulk electric system (BES) including large generating stations, large power transformers, the transmission network, and transmission system protection. Electrical distribution systems may potentially be included, if warranted, after consideration of the consequences for the bulk power system.

  15. Source Region Identification Using Kernel Smoothing

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    As described in this paper, Nonparametric Wind Regression is a source-to-receptor source apportionment model that can be used to identify and quantify the impact of possible source regions of pollutants as defined by wind direction sectors. It is described in detail with an exam...

  16. Nuclear EMP: ingredients of an EMP protection engineering methodology

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    Latorre, V.R.; Spogen, L.R. Jr.

    1977-02-01

    A fundamental methodology of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) protection engineering is described. Operations performed within the framework of this methodology are discussed. These operations, along with problem constraints and data, constitute the essential ingredients needed to implement the overall engineering methodology. Basic definitions and descriptions of these essential ingredients are provided. The issues discussed represent the first step in developing a methodology for protecting systems against EMP effects

  17. Source region of aurora kilometric radiation

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    Morioka, Akira; Oya, Hiroshi; Tokumaru, Munetoshi

    1981-01-01

    This paper discusses the source region of aurora kilometric radiation (AKR), and the relation between the particle acceleration region and the polar ionosphere. The observation was made by the satellite 'Jikiken'. The AKR can be transferred to Jikiken without any interception, when the magnetic latitude of the apogee of the satellite is low. The spectra taken in June, 1980, were analyzed. The observed spectra showed the source regions of the AKR were in the aurora bands of the north and south poles. One example showed that the 200 kHz component of AKR from both poles showed the similar behavior, and another example showed that the AKR spectra from both poles showed different behavior. The altitude distribution of source regions was able to be obtained. The altitude of AKR-A was in the range between 6200 and 12000 km, and that of AKR-B was in the range of 3500 and 5200 km. The source of AKR-A was identified as that in the south hemisphere, and that of AKR-B in the north hemisphere. The asymmetric spectra of AKR-A and B showed that the spread and intensity of the electric field along magnetic lines generated above the polar ionosphere were related with the conditions of the ionosphere. (Kato, T.)

  18. Nuclear EMP: key suppression device parameters for EMP hardening

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    Durgin, D.L.; Brown, R.M.

    1975-03-01

    The electrical transients induced by EMP exhibit unique characteristics which differ considerably from transients associated with other phenomena such as lightning, switching, and circuit malfunctions. The suppression techniques developed to handle more common transients, though not necessarily the same devices, can be used for EMP damage protection. The suppression devices used for circuit level EMP protection are referred to as Terminal Protection Devices (TPD). Little detailed data describing the response of TPD's to EMP-related transients have been published. While most vendors publish specifications for TPD performance, there is little standardization of parameters and TPD response models are not available. This lack of parameter standardization has resulted in a proliferation of test data that is sometimes conflicting and often not directly comparable. This paper derives and/or defines a consistent set of parameters based on EMP circuit hardening requirements and on measurable component parameters and is concerned only with use of TPD's to prevent permanent damage. Three sets of parameters pertaining to pertinent TPD functional characteristics were defined as follows: standby parameters, protection parameters, and failure parameters. These parameters are used to evaluate a representative sample of TPD's and the results are presented in matrix form to facilitate the selection of devices for specific hardening problems

  19. Principles and techniques of radiation hardening. Volume 3. Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and system generated EMP

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    Rudie, N.J.

    1976-01-01

    The three-volume book is intended to serve as a review of the effects of thermonuclear explosion induced radiation (x-rays, gamma rays, and beta particles) and the resulting electromagnetic pulse (EMP). Volume 3 deals with the following topics: selected fundamentals of electromagnetic theory; EMP induced currents on antennas and cables; the EMP response of electronics; EMP hardening; EMP testing; injection currents; internal electromagnetic pulse (IEMP); replacement currents; and system generated electromagnetic pulse (SGEMP) hardening

  20. Drive Current Enhancement in TFET by Dual Source Region

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    Zhi Jiang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents tunneling field-effect transistor (TFET with dual source regions. It explores the physics of drive current enhancement. The novel approach of dual source provides an effective technique for enhancing the drive current. It is found that this structure can offer four tunneling junctions by increasing a source region. Meanwhile, the dual source structure does not influence the excellent features of threshold slope (SS of TFET. The number of the electrons and holes would be doubled by going through the tunneling junctions on the original basis. The overlap length of gate-source is also studied. The dependence of gate-drain capacitance Cgd and gate-source capacitance Cgs on gate-to-source voltage Vgs and drain-to-source voltage Vds was further investigated. There are simulation setups and methodology used for the dual source TFET (DS-TFET assessment, including delay time, total energy per operation, and energy-delay product. It is confirmed that the proposed TFET has strong potentials for VLSI.

  1. Power system EMP protection. Final report

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    Marable, J.H.; Barnes, P.R.; Nelson, D.B.

    1975-05-01

    Voltage transients induced in electric power lines and control circuits by the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from high-altitude nuclear detonations may cause widespread power failure and damage in electric power systems. This report contains a parametric study of EMP power line surges and discusses protective measures to minimize their effects. Since EMP surges have considerably greater rates of rise than lightning surges, recommended standards and test procedures are given to assure that surge arresters protect equipment from damage by EMP. Expected disturbances and damage to power systems are reviewed, and actions are presented which distribution companies can take to counter them. These include backup communications methods, stockpiling of vulnerable parts, repair procedures, and dispatcher actions to prevent blackout from EMP-caused instabilities. A long-range program is presented for improving distributors' protection against EMP. This involves employee training, hardware protection for power and control circuits, and improvement of plans for emergency action. (U.S.)

  2. Probabilistic approach to EMP assessment

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    Bevensee, R.M.; Cabayan, H.S.; Deadrick, F.J.; Martin, L.C.; Mensing, R.W.

    1980-09-01

    The development of nuclear EMP hardness requirements must account for uncertainties in the environment, in interaction and coupling, and in the susceptibility of subsystems and components. Typical uncertainties of the last two kinds are briefly summarized, and an assessment methodology is outlined, based on a probabilistic approach that encompasses the basic concepts of reliability. It is suggested that statements of survivability be made compatible with system reliability. Validation of the approach taken for simple antenna/circuit systems is performed with experiments and calculations that involve a Transient Electromagnetic Range, numerical antenna modeling, separate device failure data, and a failure analysis computer program

  3. EMP at the Non-Proliferation Experiment

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    Bell, J. [AWE, Aldermaston (United Kingdom)

    1994-12-31

    This experiment presented an opportunity to field customized equipment designed to detect and record electromagnetic pulse (EMP) emanations from an explosion over a wide frequency range. Any data recorded could be used in conjunction with the seismic methods to further non-proliferation studies. No EMP emanations were detectable from the four sensors deployed outside the tunnel confines.

  4. Nuclear magnetohydrodynamic EMP, solar storms, and substorms

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    Rabinowitz, M.; Meliopoulous, A.P.S.; Glytsis, E.N.

    1992-01-01

    In addition to a fast electromagnetic pulse (EMP), a high altitude nuclear burst produces a relatively slow magnetohydrodynamic EMP (MHD EMP), whose effects are like those from solar storm geomagnetically induced currents (SS-GIC). The MHD EMP electric field E approx-lt 10 - 1 V/m and lasts approx-lt 10 2 sec, whereas for solar storms E approx-gt 10 - 2 V/m and lasts approx-gt 10 3 sec. Although the solar storm electric field is lower than MHD EMP, the solar storm effects are generally greater due to their much longer duration. Substorms produce much smaller effects than SS-GIC, but occur much more frequently. This paper describes the physics of such geomagnetic disturbances and analyzes their effects

  5. Efficient process migration in the EMPS multiprocessor system

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    van Dijk, G.J.W.; Gils, van M.J.

    1992-01-01

    The process migration facility in the Eindhoven multiprocessor system (EMPS) is presented. In the EMPS system, mailboxes are used for interprocess communication. These mailboxes provide transparency of location for communicating processes. The major advantages of mailbox communication in the EMPS

  6. Modeling the explosion-source region: An overview

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    Glenn, L.A.

    1993-01-01

    The explosion-source region is defined as the region surrounding an underground explosion that cannot be described by elastic or anelastic theory. This region extends typically to ranges up to 1 km/(kt) 1/3 but for some purposes, such as yield estimation via hydrodynamic means (CORRTEX and HYDRO PLUS), the maximum range of interest is less by an order of magnitude. For the simulation or analysis of seismic signals, however, what is required is the time resolved motion and stress state at the inelastic boundary. Various analytic approximations have been made for these boundary conditions, but since they rely on near-field empirical data they cannot be expected to reliably extrapolate to different explosion sites. More important, without some knowledge of the initial energy density and the characteristics of the medium immediately surrounding the explosion, these simplified models are unable to distinguish chemical from nuclear explosions, identify cavity decoupling, or account for such phenomena as anomalous dissipation via pore collapse

  7. Endothelial microparticles (EMP in physiology and pathology

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    Ewa Sierko

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Endothelial microparticles (EMP are released from endothelial cells (ECs in the process of activation and/or apoptosis. They harbor adhesive molecules, enzymes, receptors and cytoplasmic structures and express a wide range of various constitutive antigens, typical for ECs, at their surface. Under physiological conditions the concentration of EMP in the blood is clinically insignificant. However, it was reported that under pathological conditions EMP concentration in the blood might slightly increase and contribute to blood coagulation, angiogenesis and inflammation. It has been shown that EMP directly and indirectly contribute to the activation of blood coagulation. Endothelial microparticles directly participate in blood coagulation through their surface tissue factor (TF – a major initiator of blood coagulation. Furthermore, EMP exhibit procoagulant potential via expression of negatively charged phospholipids at their surface, which may promote assembly of coagulation enzymes (TF/VII, tenases and prothrombinase complexes, leading to thrombus formation. In addition, they provide a binding surface for coagulation factors: IXa, VIII, Va and IIa. Moreover, it is possible that EMP transfer TF from TF-bearing EMP to activated platelets and monocytes by binding them through adhesion molecules. Also, EMP express von Willebrand factor, which may facilitate platelet aggregation. Apart from their procoagulant properties, it was demonstrated that EMP may express adhesive molecules and metalloproteinases (MMP-2, MMP-9 at their surface and release growth factors, which may contribute to angiogenesis. Additionally, surface presence of C3 and C4 – components of the classical pathway – suggests pro-inflammatory properties of these structures. This article contains a summary of available data on the biology and pathophysiology of endothelial microparticles and their potential role in blood coagulation, angiogenesis and inflammation.

  8. Experimental investigation on EMP effect of SRAM

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    Han Jun; Xie Yanzhao; Zhai Aibin; Yao Zhibin

    2010-01-01

    The response of SRAM with different memory size at different read/write state was studied under EMP environment with pulse width of 50 ns, 350 ns and 1μs.The electric field amplitude of EMP ranges from 2.5 to 40 kV/m. It was found that the upset number has no obvious relation with memory size of SRAM and band width of EMP. The electric field amplitude is the crucial parameter leading to the upset effects. Further more, the upset effects of SRAM at read write state was much more seriously compared to the SRAM was not at read/write state. (authors)

  9. observaciones empíricas

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    Beatriz González Vázquez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En el desarrollo y éxito de los espacios innovadores las relaciones entre los agentes integrantes de los mismos resultan esenciales. En este artículo se analizan las redes de relaciones en varias áreas tecnológicas, con el objetivo de comprobar si existe un mismo modelo en todas ellas. La red en dichos espacios se estudia tanto desde una perspectiva reticular, apoyándose en los atributos de las empresas y en las variables relacionales extraídas de los flujos entre las mismas, como desde la búsqueda de un modelo cuantitativo explicativo. El análisis empírico se realiza en las redes de tres Parques Tecnológicos, y de los resultados se extrae que la morfología de la red está influenciada por la estrategia de crecimiento que haya mantenido la dirección del parque en función de las condiciones industriales de su área geográfica. El análisis cuantitativo confirma el modelo centro-periferia observado en las redes.

  10. Climate Drivers of Spatiotemporal Variability of Precipitation in the Source Region of Yangtze River

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    Du, Y.; Berndtsson, R.; An, D.; Yuan, F.

    2017-12-01

    Variability of precipitation regime has significant influence on the environment sustainability in the source region of Yangtze River, especially when the vegetation degradation and biodiversity reduction have already occurred. Understanding the linkage between variability of local precipitation and global teleconnection patterns is essential for water resources management. Based on physical reasoning, indices of the climate drivers can provide a practical way of predicting precipitation. Due to high seasonal variability of precipitation, climate drivers of the seasonal precipitation also varies. However, few reports have gone through the teleconnections between large scale patterns with seasonal precipitation in the source region of Yangtze River. The objectives of this study are therefore (1) assessment of temporal trend and spatial variability of precipitation in the source region of Yangtze River; (2) identification of climate indices with strong influence on seasonal precipitation anomalies; (3) prediction of seasonal precipitation based on revealed climate indices. Principal component analysis and Spearman rank correlation were used to detect significant relationships. A feed-forward artificial neural network(ANN) was developed to predict seasonal precipitation using significant correlated climate indices. Different influencing climate indices were revealed for precipitation in each season, with significant level and lag times. Significant influencing factors were selected to be the predictors for ANN model. With correlation coefficients between observed and simulated precipitation over 0.5, the results were eligible to predict the precipitation of spring, summer and winter using teleconnections, which can improve integrated water resources management in the source region of Yangtze River.

  11. Glacial Fluctuation in the Source Region of the Yangtze River

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    Shengyi, Gao; Qingsong, Fan; Xi, Cao; Li, Ma

    2014-01-01

    Glaciers in the source region of the Yangtze River are not only water resources but also important energy and environmental resources. Glacial fluctuation is an important component of the study of changes in the natural environment, including climate change. We investigated the glaciers in the source region of the Yangtze River, and analyzed the fluctuations using multi-temporal remote sensing data. The trend in glacial fluctuation and the factors that influence it were determined. The results have implications for water resource management and environmental conservation in the Yangtze River region

  12. Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) survey of the Idaho State Emergency Operating Center, Boise, Idaho

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    Crutcher, R.I.; Buchanan, M.E.; Jones, R.W.

    1992-02-01

    The purpose of this report is to develop an engineering design package to protect the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Radio System (FNARS) facilities from the effects of high- altitude electromagnetic pulses (HEMPs). This report was developed specifically for the Idaho State Emergency Operating Center (EOC) in Boise, Idaho. It is highly probable that there will be a heavy dependence upon high-frequency (hf) radio communications for long- haul communications following a nuclear attack on the continental United States, should one occur. To maintain the viability of the FEMA hf radio network during such a situation, steps must be taken to protect the FNARS facilities against the effects of HEMP that are likely to be created in a nuclear confrontation. The solution must than be to reduce HEMP-induced stresses on the system by means of tailored retrofit hardening measures using commercial protection devices when available. It is the intent of this report to define the particular hardening measures that will minimize the susceptibility of system components to HEMP effects. To the extent economically viable, protective actions have been recommended for implementation, along with necessary changes or additions, during the period of the FNARS upgrade program. This report addresses electromagnetic pulse (EMP) effects only and disregards any condition in which radiation effects may be a factor. It has been established that, except for the source region of a surface burst, EMP effects of high-altitude bursts are more severe than comparable detonations in either air or surface regions. Any system hardened to withstand the more extreme EMP environment will survive the less severe EMP conditions. The threatening environment will therefore be limited to HEMP situations.

  13. 78 FR 35073 - Compass Efficient Model Portfolios, LLC and Compass EMP Funds Trust; Notice of Application

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    2013-06-11

    ... Balanced Fund, Compass EMP Multi-Asset Growth Fund, Compass EMP Alternative Strategies Fund, Compass EMP Balanced Volatility Weighted Fund, Compass EMP Growth Volatility Weighted Fund, and Compass EMP... Efficient Model Portfolios, LLC and Compass EMP Funds Trust; Notice of Application June 4, 2013. AGENCY...

  14. Effects of nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) on nuclear power plants

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    Barnes, P.R.; Manweiler, R.W.; Davis, R.R.

    1977-09-01

    The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a high-altitude nuclear detonation consists of a transient pulse of high intensity electromagnetic fields. These intense fields induce current and voltage transients in electrical conductors. Although most nuclear power plant cables are not directly exposed to these fields, the attenuated EMP fields that propagate into the plant will couple some EMP energy to these cables. The report predicts the probable effects of the EMP transients that could be induced in critical circuits of safety-related systems. It was found that the most likely consequence of EMP for nuclear plants is an unscheduled shutdown. EMP could prolong the shutdown period by the unnecessary actuation of certain safety systems. In general, EMP could be a nuisance to nuclear power plants, but it is not considered a serious threat to plant safety

  15. Viking observations at the source region of auroral kilometric radiation

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    Bahnsen, A.; Jespersen, M.; Ungstrup, E.; Pedersen, B.M.; Eliasson, L.; Murphree, J.S.; Elphinstone, R.D.; Blomberg, L.; Holmgren, G.; Zanetti, L.J.

    1989-01-01

    The orbit of the Swedish satellite Viking was optimized for in situ observations of auroral particle acceleration and related phenomena. In a large number of the orbits, auroral kilometric radiation (AKR) was observed, and in approximately 35 orbits the satellite passed through AKR source regions as evidenced by very strong signals at the local electron cyclotron frequency f ce . These sources were found at the poleward edge of the auroral oval at altitudes, from 5,000 to 8,000 km, predominantly in the evening sector. The strong AKR signal has a sharp low-frequency cutoff at or very close to f ce in the source. In addition to AKR, strong broadband electrostatic noise is measured during the source crossings. Energetic (1-15 keV) electrons are always present at and around the AKR sources. Upward directed ion beams of several keV are closely correlated with the source as are strong and variable electric fields, indicating that a region of upward pointing electric field below the observation point is a necessary condition for AKR generation. The plasma density is measured by three independent experiments and it is generally found that the density is low across the whole auroral oval. For some source crossings the three methods agree and show a density depletion (but not always confined to the source region itself), but in many cases the three measurements do not yield consistent results. The magnetic projection of the satellite passes through auroral forms during the source crossings, and the strongest AKR events seem to be connected with kinks in an arc or more complicated structures

  16. Input for seismic hazard assessment using Vrancea seismic source region

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    Ivan, Iren-Adelina; Enescu, B.D.; Pantea, A.

    1998-01-01

    We use an extended and combined data base including historical and modern, qualitative and quantitative data, i.e., more than 25 events during the period 1790 - 1990 with epicentral/maximum intensities ranging from X to V degree (MSK scale), the variation interval of isoseismal curves ranging from IX th to III rd degree. The data set was analysed using both the sum phasor techniques of Ridelek and Sacks (1984) for different magnitudes and depth intervals and the Stepp's method. For the assessment of seismic hazard we need a pattern of seismic source regions including an estimation for the maximum expected magnitude and the return period for the studied regions. Another necessary step in seismic hazard assessment is to develop attenuation relationships specific to a seismogenic zone, particularly to sub-crustal earthquakes of Vrancea region. The conceptual frame involves the use of appropriate decay models and consideration of the randomness in the attenuation, taking into account the azimuthal variation of the isoseist shapes. (authors)

  17. The optimal on-source region size for detections with counting-type telescopes

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    Klepser, Stefan

    2017-01-15

    The on-source region is typically a circular area with radius θ in which the signal is expected to appear with the shape of the instrument point spread function (PSF). This paper addresses the question of what is the θ that maximises the probability of detection for a given PSF width and background event density. In the high count number limit and assuming a Gaussian PSF profile, the optimum is found to be at ζ{sup 2}{sub ∞}∼2.51 times the squared PSF width σ{sup 2}{sub PSF39}. While this number is shown to be a good choice in many cases, a dynamic formula for cases of lower count numbers, which favour larger on-source regions, is given. The recipe to get to this parametrisation can also be applied to cases with a non-Gaussian PSF. This result can standardise and simplify analysis procedures, reduce trials and eliminate the need for experience-based ad hoc cut definitions or expensive case-by-case Monte Carlo simulations.

  18. The optimal on-source region size for detections with counting-type telescopes

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    Klepser, Stefan

    2017-01-01

    The on-source region is typically a circular area with radius θ in which the signal is expected to appear with the shape of the instrument point spread function (PSF). This paper addresses the question of what is the θ that maximises the probability of detection for a given PSF width and background event density. In the high count number limit and assuming a Gaussian PSF profile, the optimum is found to be at ζ"2_∞∼2.51 times the squared PSF width σ"2_P_S_F_3_9. While this number is shown to be a good choice in many cases, a dynamic formula for cases of lower count numbers, which favour larger on-source regions, is given. The recipe to get to this parametrisation can also be applied to cases with a non-Gaussian PSF. This result can standardise and simplify analysis procedures, reduce trials and eliminate the need for experience-based ad hoc cut definitions or expensive case-by-case Monte Carlo simulations.

  19. Energy coupling of nuclear bursts in and above the ocean surface: source region calculations and experimental validation

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    Clarke, D.B.; Harben, P.E.; Rock, D.W.; White, J.W.; Piacsek, A.

    1997-01-01

    In support of the Comprehensive Test Ban, research is under way on the long range propagation of signals from nuclear explosions in deep underwater sound (SOFAR) channel. Initially our work at LLNL on signals in the source region considered explosions in or above deep ocean. We studied the variation of wave properties and source region energy coupling as a function of height or depth of burst. Initial calculations on the CALE hydrodynamics code were linked at a few hundred milliseconds to a version of NRL's weak code, NPE, which solves the nonlinear progressive wave equation. The simulation of the wave propagation was carried down to 5000 m depth and out to 10,000 m range. We have completed ten such simulations at a variety of heights and depths below the ocean surface

  20. Implementing network constraints in the EMPS model

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    Helseth, Arild; Warland, Geir; Mo, Birger; Fosso, Olav B.

    2010-02-15

    This report concerns the coupling of detailed market and network models for long-term hydro-thermal scheduling. Currently, the EPF model (Samlast) is the only tool available for this task for actors in the Nordic market. A new prototype for solving the coupled market and network problem has been developed. The prototype is based on the EMPS model (Samkjoeringsmodellen). Results from the market model are distributed to a detailed network model, where a DC load flow detects if there are overloads on monitored lines or intersections. In case of overloads, network constraints are generated and added to the market problem. Theoretical and implementation details for the new prototype are elaborated in this report. The performance of the prototype is tested against the EPF model on a 20-area Nordic dataset. (Author)

  1. ALMA Thermal Observations of a Proposed Plume Source Region on Europa

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    Trumbo, Samantha K.; Brown, Michael E. [Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Butler, Bryan J. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States)

    2017-10-01

    We present a daytime thermal image of Europa taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array. The imaged region includes the area northwest of Pwyll Crater, which is associated with a nighttime thermal excess seen by the Galileo Photopolarimeter Radiometer and with two potential plume detections. We develop a global thermal model of Europa and simulate both the daytime and nighttime thermal emission to determine if the nighttime thermal anomaly is caused by excess endogenic heat flow, as might be expected from a plume source region. We find that the nighttime and daytime brightness temperatures near Pwyll Crater cannot be matched by including excess heat flow at that location. Rather, we can successfully model both measurements by increasing the local thermal inertia of the surface.

  2. Measures to protect communication systems from EMP effects

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    Stadler, B.

    1977-01-01

    Possible EMP damage in transmitter and receiver elements, including antennas, is dealt with. It is recommendet that these important systems should be installed inside a commercially available Faraday cage for do-it-yourself assembly. (HP) [de

  3. La simulación empresarial como experiencia relacionada con el Marketing. Una propuesta empírica / Business simulation as an experience related to marketing. An empirical proposal

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo analiza la influencia del uso de las TIC y la importancia del trabajo en equipo en las asignaturas de marketing de titulaciones de empresariales. El eje principal de este trabajo se basa en identificar si la utilización de las TIC en grupo favorece el aprendizaje de la disciplina del marketing, así como las habilidades sociales del alumno. Con el objetivo de evaluar la influencia de la utilización del simulador Markops Online en el aprendizaje del alumno, fue aplicado un cuestionario a 784 alumnos de la Universidad de Granada.Los resultados muestran como los alumnos perciben que el uso de dichas herramientas, a pesar de requerir un mayor esfuerzo que las tradicionales prácticas de casos, les genera mayor satisfacción, incrementa su aprendizaje de manera más atractiva y fomenta el desarrollo de sus habilidades sociales.This paper analyzes the influence of the use of ICT and the importance of teamwork for marketing subjects in business studies. The central theme of this paper is to identify whether the use of ICT in groups enhances the learning of the marketing discipline, as well as students’ social skills. At the University of Granada, we conducted a questionnaire to 784 students over three academic years (2006-2009 with the aim of evaluating the influence of using the Markops Online simulator on the student’s learning process. The results show how students perceive that the use of these tools, although requiring greater effort than conventional case studies, provides them greater satisfaction, increases their interest in the learning process and helps developing social skills.

  4. Dry Deposition from Sahara Sources Regions of Western Africa

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    B. Douaiba

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Sahara dust storms during March 2004 have attracted much attention from the dust-research community due to their intensity, wide coverage, and endurance. In the present work, the dry deposition mechanisms of mineral dust are analysed during an event on the 3 March 2004 over the Northwest African coast. This particular case was chosen based on the strong dry removal that occurred, rendering it ideal for examining the deposition processes. The simulation of synoptic conditions and dry deposition of four dust particles including clay, small silt, large silt, and sand was performed with Eta model, coupled with a desert dust cycle module. The results have been compared with surface data from weather stations in North Africa, data of dry metals from stations located in Gran Canaria, and various satellite images such as European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer for the period in question.

  5. EMP protection procedure for electrical/electronic systems

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    Latorre, V.R.

    1976-01-01

    This paper presents a procedure for the protection engineer to follow in assessing a system with respect to its susceptibility to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), and in determining whether the system requires protection. If the system is determined to be vulnerable to EMP, the procedure also indicates how to decide upon the most suitable protection scheme. The discussion centers on two flow charts, which illustrate the step-by-step procedure which utilizes the necessary ingredients of EMP protection engineering discussed in a previous paper. The description of the protection procedure is divided into two parts: the first dealing with issues on the macroscopic or large-scale system level, while the second is concerned with operations on the subsystem level or lower

  6. EMP Threats to US National Security: Congressional Responses

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    Huessy, Peter

    2011-04-01

    The US Congress is considering how best to respond to concerns that EMP is a real and present danger to US security. The threats come from a variety of areas: solar storms, non-nuclear EMP from man-made machines and devices; and nuclear EMP from a nuclear device exploded above CONUS or other critical areas important to the United States and its allies. Responses have to date included passage in the House of legislation to protect the electrical grid in the United States from such threats and hearings before the Homeland Security Committee. Additional efforts include examining missile defense responses, protection of the maritime domain, and hardening of US military and related civilian infrastructure. The House of Representatives has also examined what Europe, the European Union and NATO, both government and private industry, have done in these areas. Complicating matters are related issues of cyber-security and overall homeland security priorities.

  7. A cross-country Exchange Market Pressure (EMP) dataset.

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    Desai, Mohit; Patnaik, Ila; Felman, Joshua; Shah, Ajay

    2017-06-01

    The data presented in this article are related to the research article titled - "An exchange market pressure measure for cross country analysis" (Patnaik et al. [1]). In this article, we present the dataset for Exchange Market Pressure values (EMP) for 139 countries along with their conversion factors, ρ (rho). Exchange Market Pressure, expressed in percentage change in exchange rate, measures the change in exchange rate that would have taken place had the central bank not intervened. The conversion factor ρ can interpreted as the change in exchange rate associated with $1 billion of intervention. Estimates of conversion factor ρ allow us to calculate a monthly time series of EMP for 139 countries. Additionally, the dataset contains the 68% confidence interval (high and low values) for the point estimates of ρ 's. Using the standard errors of estimates of ρ 's, we obtain one sigma intervals around mean estimates of EMP values. These values are also reported in the dataset.

  8. Steroid hormone regulation of EMP2 expression and localization in the endometrium

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    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The tetraspan protein epithelial membrane protein-2 (EMP2, which mediates surface display of diverse proteins, is required for endometrial competence in blastocyst implantation, and is uniquely correlated with poor survival from endometrial adenocarcinoma tumors. Because EMP2 is differentially expressed in the various stages of the murine and human estrous cycle, we tested the hypothesis that the steroid hormones progesterone and estrogen influence EMP2 expression and localization. Methods Frozen human proliferative and secretory endometrium were collected and analyzed for EMP2 expression using SDS-PAGE/Western blot analysis. The response of EMP2 to progesterone and estradiol was determined using a combination of real-time PCR, SDS-PAGE/Western blot analysis, and confocal immunofluorescence in the human endometrial carcinoma cell line RL95-2. To confirm the in vitro results, ovariectomized mice were treated with progesterone or estradiol, and EMP2 expression was analyzed using immunohistochemistry. Results Within normal human endometrium, EMP2 expression is upregulated in the secretory phase relative to the proliferative phase. To understand the role of steroid hormones on EMP2 expression, we utilized RL95-2 cells, which express both estrogen and progesterone receptors. In RL95-2 cells, both estradiol and progesterone induced EMP2 mRNA expression, but only progesterone induced EMP2 protein expression. To compare steroid hormone regulation of EMP2 between humans and mice, we analyzed EMP2 expression in ovarectomized mice. Similar to results observed in humans, progesterone upregulated endometrial EMP2 expression and induced EMP2 translocation to the plasma membrane. Estradiol did not promote translocation to the cell surface, but moderately induced EMP2 expression in cytoplasmic compartments in vivo. Conclusion These findings suggest that targeting of EMP2 to specific locations under the influence of these steroid hormones may

  9. Tsunami Simulation Method Assimilating Ocean Bottom Pressure Data Near a Tsunami Source Region

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    Tanioka, Yuichiro

    2018-02-01

    A new method was developed to reproduce the tsunami height distribution in and around the source area, at a certain time, from a large number of ocean bottom pressure sensors, without information on an earthquake source. A dense cabled observation network called S-NET, which consists of 150 ocean bottom pressure sensors, was installed recently along a wide portion of the seafloor off Kanto, Tohoku, and Hokkaido in Japan. However, in the source area, the ocean bottom pressure sensors cannot observe directly an initial ocean surface displacement. Therefore, we developed the new method. The method was tested and functioned well for a synthetic tsunami from a simple rectangular fault with an ocean bottom pressure sensor network using 10 arc-min, or 20 km, intervals. For a test case that is more realistic, ocean bottom pressure sensors with 15 arc-min intervals along the north-south direction and sensors with 30 arc-min intervals along the east-west direction were used. In the test case, the method also functioned well enough to reproduce the tsunami height field in general. These results indicated that the method could be used for tsunami early warning by estimating the tsunami height field just after a great earthquake without the need for earthquake source information.

  10. The value of load shifting. An estimate for Norway using the EMPS model

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    Doorman, Gerard; Wolfgang, Ove

    2006-05-01

    An attempt is made to estimate the value of Load Shifting (LS) in the Norwegian system, using the EMPS model. A thorough update of the demand side model and cost estimates used in the model was done as a preparation for the project, and the report gives a comprehensive description of the demand models used. The LS measure that is analyzed is moving 600 MW demand in Norway from peak to lower demand hours during the day. The value of this was estimated both in a simplified manner (based on simulated price differences between these periods), and by simulations with the EMPS model and a subsequent calculation of the socio-economic surplus. Neither approaches showed any significant value. The results do not necessarily mean that the value in reality is zero - there are a number of limitations in the model which make it difficult to estimate the real value, like the representation of wind generation, demand variability, outages, exchange prices with continental Europe, flexibility of hydro and thermal generation, reserves and elasticity of demand in the short run. It was verified through sensitivity calculations that especially increasing reserve requirements and increasing the variability of wind generation increased price differences and therefore the value of LS. A number of improvements in the EMPS model and data are proposed to obtain a more suitable simulation model for this kind of analyses: 1) modeling of reserves, 2) representation of wind variability, 3) thermal generation models, 4) differentiation between long and short term price elasticity, 5) review of interconnection capacities, 6) use of quadratic losses and the 7) representation of more stochastic factors like e.g. outages in the simulations. Although the model at present clearly has its limitations with respect to estimating the value of LS, it appears that price differences between spot prices in the actual hours in reality are small. Comparison with Nord Pool spot prices for the years 2003

  11. Basalts as probes of planetary interiors: constraints on the chemistry and mineralogy of their source regions

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    Bence, A.E.; Grove, T.L.; Papike, J.J.

    1980-01-01

    Basalt magmas, derived by the partial melting of planetary interiors, have compositions that reflect the pre-accretionary history of the material from which the planet formed, the planets, subsequent evolutionary history, the chemistry and mineralogy of the source regions, and the intensive thermodynamic parameters operating at the source and emplacement sites. Studies of basalt suites from the Earth, its Moon, and the eucrite parent body reveal compositional differences intrinsic to their source regions which are, in turn, a characteristic of the planet and its formational and evolutionary history. (Auth.)

  12. Performa Supply Chain Emping Melinjo di Kabupaten Bantul Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta

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    Eni Istiyanti

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Emping melinjo was one of the agroindustry-products that had great potential to be developed. The industry of emping melinjo contributed more on economic growth in the reason of creating jobs and alleviate poverty. The purpose of this study was to describe the performance of supply chain of emping melinjo from upstream to downstream and analyze the efficiency of supply chain of emping melinjo in Bantul regency. Field study to obtain primary data was done through interviews with the practitioners of emping melinjo supply chain (including farmers and merchants of melinjo as well as producers and retailers of melinjo chips. The results of field studies then tabulated and analyzed descriptively and quantitatively using Linear Programming. The analysis showed that there were 37 supply chain networks of emping melinjo in Bantul. The practitioners of upstream supply chain were melinjo farmers, middlemen, traders, wholesalers, and retailers, while in the downstream, were emping melinjo producers, traders, small traders, wholesalers, retailers and consumers. The activities of the doer of emping melinjo supply chain includes purchasing, sales, harvesting, packaging, packing, stripping, storage, loading and unloading, transporting, sorting and grading. The flow of products and money in the supply chain of emping melinjo run smoothly, while the flow of information was sluggish. Based on linear programming analysis the cost of supply chain of emping melinjo would reach minimum level at Rp33,969,264 per week if the production of emping melinjo as many as 25 361 kg per week wich was distributed using 22 networks.

  13. Development of a new EMP code at LANL

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    Colman, J. J.; Roussel-Dupré, R. A.; Symbalisty, E. M.; Triplett, L. A.; Travis, B. J.

    2006-05-01

    A new code for modeling the generation of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) by a nuclear explosion in the atmosphere is being developed. The source of the EMP is the Compton current produced by the prompt radiation (γ-rays, X-rays, and neutrons) of the detonation. As a first step in building a multi- dimensional EMP code we have written three kinetic codes, Plume, Swarm, and Rad. Plume models the transport of energetic electrons in air. The Plume code solves the relativistic Fokker-Planck equation over a specified energy range that can include ~ 3 keV to 50 MeV and computes the resulting electron distribution function at each cell in a two dimensional spatial grid. The energetic electrons are allowed to transport, scatter, and experience Coulombic drag. Swarm models the transport of lower energy electrons in air, spanning 0.005 eV to 30 keV. The swarm code performs a full 2-D solution to the Boltzmann equation for electrons in the presence of an applied electric field. Over this energy range the relevant processes to be tracked are elastic scattering, three body attachment, two body attachment, rotational excitation, vibrational excitation, electronic excitation, and ionization. All of these occur due to collisions between the electrons and neutral bodies in air. The Rad code solves the full radiation transfer equation in the energy range of 1 keV to 100 MeV. It includes effects of photo-absorption, Compton scattering, and pair-production. All of these codes employ a spherical coordinate system in momentum space and a cylindrical coordinate system in configuration space. The "z" axis of the momentum and configuration spaces is assumed to be parallel and we are currently also assuming complete spatial symmetry around the "z" axis. Benchmarking for each of these codes will be discussed as well as the way forward towards an integrated modern EMP code.

  14. Hardening techniques for nuclear generated EMPs: Pt. 1

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    Anon.

    1987-01-01

    This article is intended as an introduction to the protection of electronic equipment against the effects of the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) generated by a nuclear explosion. For explosions at heights above 100 km the energy in the pulse is considerable over areas of many thousands of square metres. This constitutes a major threat to electronic equipments which have not been exposed to the consequences of closer nuclear explosions (namely blast, thermal and nuclear radiation)

  15. A cross-country Exchange Market Pressure (EMP dataset

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    Mohit Desai

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The data presented in this article are related to the research article titled - “An exchange market pressure measure for cross country analysis” (Patnaik et al. [1]. In this article, we present the dataset for Exchange Market Pressure values (EMP for 139 countries along with their conversion factors, ρ (rho. Exchange Market Pressure, expressed in percentage change in exchange rate, measures the change in exchange rate that would have taken place had the central bank not intervened. The conversion factor ρ can interpreted as the change in exchange rate associated with $1 billion of intervention. Estimates of conversion factor ρ allow us to calculate a monthly time series of EMP for 139 countries. Additionally, the dataset contains the 68% confidence interval (high and low values for the point estimates of ρ’s. Using the standard errors of estimates of ρ’s, we obtain one sigma intervals around mean estimates of EMP values. These values are also reported in the dataset.

  16. Assessment of climate change impact on hydrological extremes in two source regions of the Nile River Basin

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    M. T. Taye

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The potential impact of climate change was investigated on the hydrological extremes of Nyando River and Lake Tana catchments, which are located in two source regions of the Nile River basin. Climate change scenarios were developed for rainfall and potential evapotranspiration (ETo, considering 17 General Circulation Model (GCM simulations to better understand the range of possible future change. They were constructed by transferring the extracted climate change signals to the observed series using a frequency perturbation downscaling approach, which accounts for the changes in rainfall extremes. Projected changes under two future SRES emission scenarios A1B and B1 for the 2050s were considered. Two conceptual hydrological models were calibrated and used for the impact assessment. Their difference in simulating the flows under future climate scenarios was also investigated.

    The results reveal increasing mean runoff and extreme peak flows for Nyando catchment for the 2050s while unclear trend is observed for Lake Tana catchment for mean volumes and high/low flows. The hydrological models for Lake Tana catchment, however, performed better in simulating the hydrological regimes than for Nyando, which obviously also induces a difference in the reliability of the extreme future projections for both catchments. The unclear impact result for Lake Tana catchment implies that the GCM uncertainty is more important for explaining the unclear trend than the hydrological models uncertainty. Nevertheless, to have a better understanding of future impact, hydrological models need to be verified for their credibility of simulating extreme flows.

  17. Application of a generalized Leibniz rule for calculating electromagnetic fields within continuous source regions

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    Silberstein, M.

    1991-01-01

    In deriving the electric and magnetic fields in a continuous source region by differentiating the vector potential, Yaghjian (1985) explains that the central obstacle is the dependence of the integration limits on the differentiation variable. Since it is not mathematically rigorous to assume the curl and integral signs are interchangeable, he uses an integration variable substitution to circumvent this problematic dependence. Here, an alternative derivation is presented, which evaluates the curl of the vector potential volume integral directly, retaining the dependence of the limits of integration on the differentiation variable. It involves deriving a three-dimensional version of Leibniz' rule for differentiating an integral with variable limits of integration, and using the generalized rule to find the Maxwellian and cavity fields in the source region. 7 refs

  18. Multipoint investigation of the source region of storm-time chorus

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    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available In this case study we investigate the source region of whistler-mode chorus located close to the geomagnetic equator at a radial distance of 4.4 Earth radii. We use measurements from the four Cluster spacecraft at separations of less than a few hundreds of km, recorded during the geomagnetic storm of 18 April 2002. The waveforms of the electric field fluctuations were obtained by the WBD instruments in the frequency range 50Hz-9.5kHz. Using these data, we calculate linear and rank correlation coefficients of the frequency averaged power-spectral density measured by the different spacecraft. Those coefficients have been recently shown to decrease with spacecraft separation distance perpendicular to the static magnetic field cchor03 with a characteristic scale length of 100km. We find this characteristic scale varying between 60 and 200km for different data intervals inside the source region. We examine possible explanations for the observed large scatter of the correlation coefficients, and we suggest a simultaneously acting effect of random positions of locations at which the individual chorus wave packets are generated. The statistical properties of the observations are approximately reproduced by a simple 2-D model of the source region, assuming a perpendicular half-width of 35km (approximately one wavelength of the whistler-mode waves for the distribution of power radiated from individual active areas.

  19. Nuclear EMP induced chaos. [Effect of nuclear explosion on power and communication facilities

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    Dance, B

    1983-04-01

    It is anticipated that a single nuclear explosion, of adequate size, on the outside of the atmosphere would generate a pulse of sufficient intensity to damage communications equipment (including telephones, radio transmitters and receivers), and to disrupt main power supplies. This damage could be done by a very intense, short duration electro-magnetic pulse (EMP). The article discusses the generation and history of EMP, the test facilities that are needed for EMP test, and techniques that can be used to harden equipment against EMP. It is also important to protect extensive systems against EMP. The article points out that fibre-optics are very useful, because they are EMP resistant and a single fibre can also carry a very high data rate.

  20. Kemasan Menarik dan Internet Marketing untuk Meningkatkan Nilai Jual Emping Garut sebagai Produk Unggulan Kabupaten Sragen

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    Sari Purnavita

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Tanaman garut termasuk dalam jenis umbi-umbian yang banyak ditanam oleh masyarakat yang tinggal di Kecamatan Gesi, Kabupaten Sragen. Di Kabupaten Sragen terdapat beberapa industri rumah tangga emping garut, dua di antaranya yang memiliki motivasi sangat besar untuk berkembang adalah UKM emping garut “Sumber Rejeki” dan UKM emping garut “Fadilah”. Permasalahan kedua UKM adalah keterbatasan inovasi rasa emping garut, kemasan sangat sederhana, dan sistem pemasaran masih tradisional sehingga sehingga omzet penjualan dan nilai jual produk masih rendah. Untuk meningkatkan omzet penjualan dapat dilakukan dengan perbaikan inovasi dan teknologi pengemasan, teknologi seasoning dengan bumbu tabur, dan memperluas pemasaran dengan media internet. Produk emping garut yang dikemas secara menarik, inovasi produk emping garut aneka rasa, dan pemasaran dengan media internet melalui blogspot dapat menenbus pemasaran secara luas baik di toko-toko besar, harga jual produk meningkat 50%,dan omzet penjualan meningkat 100%.

  1. The integrated circuit IC EMP transient state disturbance effect experiment method investigates

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    Li Xiaowei

    2004-01-01

    Transient state disturbance characteristic study on the integrated circuit, IC, need from its coupling path outset. Through cable (aerial) coupling, EMP converts to an pulse current voltage and results in the impact to the integrated circuit I/O orifice passing the cable. Aiming at the armament system construction feature, EMP effect to the integrated circuit, IC inside the system is analyzed. The integrated circuit, IC EMP effect experiment current injection method is investigated and a few experiments method is given. (authors)

  2. Exponential Megapriming PCR (EMP) Cloning—Seamless DNA Insertion into Any Target Plasmid without Sequence Constraints

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    Ulrich, Alexander; Andersen, Kasper R.; Schwartz, Thomas U.

    2012-01-01

    We present a fast, reliable and inexpensive restriction-free cloning method for seamless DNA insertion into any plasmid without sequence limitation. Exponential megapriming PCR (EMP) cloning requires two consecutive PCR steps and can be carried out in one day. We show that EMP cloning has a higher efficiency than restriction-free (RF) cloning, especially for long inserts above 2.5 kb. EMP further enables simultaneous cloning of multiple inserts. PMID:23300917

  3. Exponential megapriming PCR (EMP cloning--seamless DNA insertion into any target plasmid without sequence constraints.

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    Alexander Ulrich

    Full Text Available We present a fast, reliable and inexpensive restriction-free cloning method for seamless DNA insertion into any plasmid without sequence limitation. Exponential megapriming PCR (EMP cloning requires two consecutive PCR steps and can be carried out in one day. We show that EMP cloning has a higher efficiency than restriction-free (RF cloning, especially for long inserts above 2.5 kb. EMP further enables simultaneous cloning of multiple inserts.

  4. DEVELOPING LINGUISTIC SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN EMP STUDENTS

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    Nataša Milosavljević

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available English for medical purposes falls within the category of discipline-specific language learning. It is characterized by specific linguistic features and requires specific study that is possible to carry out using specially designed programmes. Reading skill is one way of learning strategy of English for medical purposes. Most often, students use this skill in order to obtain information for some particular topic from the area of medical science, or because they need some sort of instruction in order to carry out certain task. Vocabulary acquisition plays a very important role in EMP teaching. It is achieved best through learning vocabulary in context, rather than in isolation. One of the most important questions in EMP teaching is related to what grammatical constructions should be analysed and emphasised. Some types of these activities would include, for example, asking students to find examples of one particular structure in the text or fill in the blanks with the missing forms such as tenses, passive forms, prepositions, etc. Speaking skill represents productive skill the aim of which is communication. In order for foreign language communication to be suucessful, a student should know linguistic and cultural features of native speakers and follow certain rules and conventions that are not easy to define. It is of crucial importance that during teaching process students develop strategies and techniques that will help them use linguistic structures fluently, apply language in different situations, take part in discussions, and use acquired vocabulary in accurate and precise way.

  5. Meteorite Source Regions as Revealed by the Near-Earth Object Population

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    Binzel, Richard P.; DeMeo, Francesca E.; Burt, Brian J.; Polishook, David; Burbine, Thomas H.; Bus, Schelte J.; Tokunaga, Alan; Birlan, Mirel

    2014-11-01

    Spectroscopic and taxonomic information is now available for 1000 near-Earth objects, having been obtained through both targeted surveys (e.g. [1], [2], [3]) or resulting from all-sky surveys (e.g. [4]). We determine their taxonomic types in the Bus-DeMeo system [5] [6] and subsequently examine meteorite correlations based on spectral analysis (e.g. [7],[8]). We correlate our spectral findings with the source region probabilities calculated using the methods of Bottke et al. [9]. In terms of taxonomy, very clear sources are indicated: Q-, Sq-, and S-types most strongly associated with ordinary chondrite meteorites show clear source signatures through the inner main-belt. V-types are relatively equally balanced between nu6 and 3:1 resonance sources, consistent with the orbital dispersion of the Vesta family. B- and C-types show distinct source region preferences for the outer belt and for Jupiter family comets. A Jupiter family comet source predominates for the D-type near-Earth objects, implying these "asteroidal" bodies may be extinct or dormant comets [10]. Similarly, near-Earth objects falling in the spectrally featureless "X-type" category also show a strong outer belt and Jupiter family comet source region preference. Finally the Xe-class near-Earth objects, which most closely match the spectral properties of enstatite achondrite (aubrite) meteorites seen in the Hungaria region[11], show a source region preference consistent with a Hungaria origin by entering near-Earth space through the Mars crossing and nu6 resonance pathways. This work supported by the National Science Foundation Grant 0907766 and NASA Grant NNX10AG27G.[1] Lazzarin, M. et al. (2004), Mem. S. A. It. Suppl. 5, 21. [2] Thomas, C. A. et al. (2014), Icarus 228, 217. [3] Tokunaga, A. et al. (2006) BAAS 38, 59.07. [4] Hasselmann, P. H., Carvano, J. M., Lazzaro, D. (2011) NASA PDS, EAR-A-I0035-5-SDSSTAX-V1.0. [5] Bus, S.J., Binzel, R.P. (2002). Icarus 158, 146. [6] DeMeo, F.E. et al. (2009), Icarus

  6. An experimental study on the near-source region of lazy turbulent plumes

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    Ciriello, Francesco; Hunt, Gary R.

    2017-11-01

    The near-source region of a `lazy' turbulent buoyant plume issuing from a circular source is examined for source Richardson numbers in the range of 101 to 107. New data is acquired for the radial contraction and streamwise variation of volume flux through an experimental programme of dye visualisations and particle image velocimetry. This data reveals the limited applicability of traditional entrainment laws used in integral modelling approaches for the description of the near-source region for these source Richardson numbers. A revised entrainment function is proposed, based on which we introduce a classification of plume behaviour whereby the degree of `laziness' may be expressed in terms of the excess dilution that occurs compared to a `pure' constant Richardson number plume. The increased entrainment measured in lazy plumes is attributed to Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities developing along the contraction of the plume which promote the additional engulfment of ambient fluid into the plume. This work was funded by an EPSRC Industial Case Award sponsored by Dyson Technology Ltd. Special thanks go to the members of the Dyson Environmental Control Group that regularly visit us in Cambridge for discussions about our work.

  7. Promoter Hypermethylation of the EMP3 Gene in a Series of 229 Human Gliomas

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    Marta Mellai

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The epithelial membrane protein 3 (EMP3 is a candidate tumor suppressor gene in the critical region 19q13.3 for several solid tumors, including tumors of the nervous systems. The aim of this study was to investigate the EMP3 promoter hypermethylation status in a series of 229 astrocytic and oligodendroglial tumors and in 16 GBM cell lines. The analysis was performed by methylation-specific PCR and capillary electrophoresis. Furthermore, the EMP3 expression at protein level was evaluated by immunohistochemistry and Western blotting analysis. Associations of EMP3 hypermethylation with total 1p/19q codeletion, MGMT promoter hypermethylation, IDH1/IDH2 and TP53 mutations, and EGFR amplification were studied, as well as its prognostic significance. The EMP3 promoter hypermethylation has been found in 39.5% of gliomas. It prevailed in low-grade tumors, especially in gliomas with an oligodendroglial component, and in sGBMs upon pGBMs. In oligodendroglial tumors, it was strongly associated with both IDH1/IDH2 mutations and total 1p/19q codeletion and inversely with EGFR gene amplification. No association was found with MGMT hypermethylation and TP53 mutations. In the whole series, the EMP3 hypermethylation status correlated with 19q13.3 loss and lack of EMP3 expression at protein level. A favorable prognostic significance on overall survival of the EMP3 promoter hypermethylation was found in patients with oligodendroglial tumors.

  8. The EMP excitation of radiation by the pulsed relativistic electron beam

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    Balakirev, V.A.; Sidelnikov, G.L.

    1996-01-01

    The mechanisms of excitation of ultra-wideband electromagnetic pulses (EMP) by short pulses of high-current relativistic electron beams were proposed and investigated. It is shown that the transformation efficiency of the bunch kinetic energy to the excited energy of the EMP can be very significant. (author). 2 figs., 4 refs

  9. Mesothelioma and other lung disease in taconite miners; the uncertain role of non-asbestiform EMP.

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    Mandel, Jeffrey H; Odo, Nnaemeka U

    2018-04-10

    The purpose of this paper was to assess the role of non-asbestiform amphibole EMPs in the etiology of mesotheliomas and other lung disease in taconite (iron ore) miners. Increased mesothelioma rates have been described in Minnesota taconite workers since the late 1990s. Currently, over 100 cases have been reported by the Minnesota Department of Health within the complete cohort of miners in Minnesota. Geologic sampling has indicated that only the eastern part of the iron range contains non-asbestiform amphibole elongate mineral particles (EMPs), in close proximity to the ore. This type of EMP has been less studied and also exists in talc and gold mining. A series of investigations into the state's taconite industry have been recently completed. Results from a cohort mortality study indicated an SMR of 2.77 (95% CI = 1.87-3.96) for mesothelioma. In a case-control study, the odds ratio for mesothelioma for high vs. low EMP exposure was 2.25 (5% CI = 1.13-4.5) but EMPs in this study were counted by phase contrast microscopy. Odds ratios were not elevated in mines located in the eastern part of the Mesabi iron range. The overall findings suggest that mesothelioma in taconite miners is related to EMP exposure. Because of the way EMPs were counted, results from these studies cannot allow a firm conclusion about the association between EMP exposure and the reported excess mesothelioma. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. The EMP excitation of radiation by the pulsed relativistic electron beam

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    Balakirev, V A; Sidelnikov, G L [Kharkov Inst. of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)

    1997-12-31

    The mechanisms of excitation of ultra-wideband electromagnetic pulses (EMP) by short pulses of high-current relativistic electron beams were proposed and investigated. It is shown that the transformation efficiency of the bunch kinetic energy to the excited energy of the EMP can be very significant. (author). 2 figs., 4 refs.

  11. Methods for Free-Space Ultra-Short Solitary EMP Measurement

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    Petr Drexler

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available There are some suitable methods for ultra-short solitary electromagnetic pulses (EMP measurement. The EMPs are generated by high power microwave generators. The characteristic of EMPs is high power level (Pmax = 250 MW and very short time duration (tp Î <1, 60> ns. Special requirements for measurement methods are placed because of the specific EMPs properties.Two suitable methods for this application are presented in the paper. The first – calorimetric method, utilizes the thermal impacts of microwave absorption. The second method presented – magneto-optic method, use the Faraday’s magneto-optic effect as a sensor principle. It was realized combined calorimetric sensor and there were made some experimental EMP measurements with good results. The sensor utilizing magneto-optic method is in development.

  12. Nuclear EMP: stripline test method for measuring transfer impedance

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    Miller, J.S.

    1975-11-01

    A method for measuring the transfer impedance of flat metal joints for frequencies to 100 MHz has been developed which makes use of striplines. The stripline method, which has similarities to the quadraxial method used for cylindrical components, is described and sets of test results are given. The transfer impedance of a simple joint is modeled as a spurious hyperbolic curve, and a close curve fit to transfer impedance test data from various samples is demonstrated for both the stripline and the quadraxial methods. Validity checks of the test data are discussed using the curve model and other criteria. The method was developed for testing riveted joints which form the avionics bays on B-1s. The joints must provide shielding from EMP currents

  13. Assessment on the Effect of Climate Change on Streamflow in the Source Region of the Yangtze River, China

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Tuotuo River basin, known as the source region of the Yangtze River, is the key area where the impact of climate change has been observed on many of the hydrological processes of this central region of the Tibetan Plateau. In this study, we examined six Global Climate Models (GCMs under three Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs scenarios. First, the already impacted climate change was analyzed, based on the historical data available and then, the simulation results of the GCMs and RCPs were used for future scenario assessments. Results indicated that the annual mean temperature will likely be increased, ranging from −0.66 °C to 6.68 °C during the three future prediction periods (2020s, 2050s and 2080s, while the change in the annual precipitation ranged from −1.18% to 66.14%. Then, a well-known distributed hydrological soil vegetation model (DHSVM was utilized to evaluate the effects of future climate change on the streamflow dynamics. The seasonal mean streamflows, predicted by the six GCMs and the three RCPs scenarios, were also shown to likely increase, ranging from −0.52% to 22.58%. Watershed managers and regulators can use the findings from this study to better implement their conservation practices in the face of climate change.

  14. Numerical simulation of compact intracloud discharge and generated electromagnetic pulse

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    Babich, L. P.; Bochkov, E. I.; Kutsyk, I. M.

    2015-06-01

    Using the concept of the relativistic runaway electron avalanche, numerical simulation of compact intracloud discharge as a generator of powerful natural electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) in the HF-UHF range was conducted. We evaluated the numbers of electrons initiating the avalanche, with which the calculated EMP characteristics are consistent with measured ones. The discharge capable of generating EMPs produces runaway electrons in numbers close to those in the source of terrestrial γ-flashes (TGF) registered in the nearest space, which may be an argument for a joint EMP and TGF source.

  15. Preliminary analysis on the tectonic stress level in the source region of Tangshan earthquake

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    Jian-Tao, Zhao; Cui, Xiao-Feng; Xie, Fu-Ren

    2002-05-01

    The abundant data of focal mechanism solutions in Tangshan region, China, are inverted for the tectonic stress field. Combined with tectonophysical consideration, the magnitude of the three principal stresses, as well as their vertical variation under the average crustal rock property, in the source region of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake is estimated. The relationship between crustal stress and friction μ c, pore pressure P 0 and stress shape factor Φ is studied. The paper draws the conclusion that the vertical increasing rate of the maximum principal stress σ is directly proportional to friction, and inversely to pore pressure P 0 and stress shape factor Φ; while the vertical increasing rate of the minimum principal tress σ is directly proportional to pore pressure P 0, inversely to friction μ c and stress shape factor Φ. This study is a try to invert the data of focal mechanism solutions for the complete stress tensor.

  16. Correlation between Angular Widths of CMEs and Characteristics of Their Source Regions

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    Zhao, X. H.; Feng, X. S. [State Key Laboratory of Space Weather, National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Feng, H. Q. [Institute of Space Physics, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang, Henan 471934 (China); Li, Z. [Institute of Space Weather, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210044 (China)

    2017-11-10

    The angular width of a coronal mass ejection (CME) is an important factor in determining whether the corresponding interplanetary CME (ICME) and its preceding shock will reach Earth. However, there have been very few studies of the decisive factors of the CME’s angular width. In this study, we use the three-dimensional (3D) angular width of CMEs obtained from the Graduated Cylindrical Shell model based on observations of Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory ( STEREO ) to study the relations between the CME’s 3D width and characteristics of the CME’s source region. We find that for the CMEs produced by active regions (ARs), the CME width has some correlations with the AR’s area and flux, but these correlations are not strong. The magnetic flux contained in the CME seems to come from only part of the AR’s total flux. For the CMEs produced by flare regions, the correlations between the CME angular width and the flare region’s area and flux are strong. The magnetic flux within those CMEs seems to come from the whole flare region or even from a larger region than the flare. Our findings show that the CME’s 3D angular width can be generally estimated based on observations of Solar Dynamics Observatory for the CME’s source region instead of the observations from coronagraphs on board the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory and STEREO if the two foot points of the CME stay in the same places with no expansion of the CME in the transverse direction until reaching Earth.

  17. Long range transport of CO and ozone from source regions in Asia

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    Jaffe, D.; Mahura, A. [Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (United States)]|[Institute of Northern Ecological Problems, Moscow (Russian Federation); Novelli, P. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Merrill, J. [Univ. of Rhode Island, Narraganset, RI (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Based on current understanding of the atmosphere, CO and photochemically produced ozone can be transported thousands of kilometers prior to being removed. Emissions from Asia have a possible impact on the CO and ozone concentrations over the U.S. west coast following transport across the Pacific Ocean. If this is correct, then there are implications for ozone control strategies in the downwind region. Evidence includes: (1) Global 3D chemical transport models indicating a monthly mean enhancement of 10-20% on the US west coast for both CO and ozone during winter-spring due to emissions from Asia; and (2) CO and O{sub 3} data from several Pacific sites which demonstrate that Asian pollutants can be transported great distances. The weekly flask data clearly define a CO seasonal cycle. In the present analysis we use a locally weighted smoothing technique to identify individual data outliers from the smoothed seasonal cycle. We hypothesize that these outliers represent periods when continental emissions influenced the atmospheric mixing ratios at these locations. Using isentropic back trajectories we try to identify a possible source region or pathway for each event and present a distribution of the trajectory types for the events. For the events at Midway, Mauna Loa, Guam and Shemya, we are able to identify a source region for elevated CO in 82, 72, 65 and 50% of the events, respectively. At Mauna Loa and Midway a majority of the events occur during spring and are mostly associated with transport from Asia. These events bring the highest CO mixing ratios observed at any time during the year to these sites, with CO enhancements up to 46 ppb. For Mauna Loa, a small number of events during summer are due to transport from North and Central America. In-situ ozone from Mauna Loa also demonstrates an impact from Asian emissions.

  18. Linking source region and ocean wave parameters with the observed primary microseismic noise

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    Juretzek, C.; Hadziioannou, C.

    2017-12-01

    In previous studies, the contribution of Love waves to the primary microseismic noise field was found to be comparable to those of Rayleigh waves. However, so far only few studies analysed both wave types present in this microseismic noise band, which is known to be generated in shallow water and the theoretical understanding has mainly evolved for Rayleigh waves only. Here, we study the relevance of different source region parameters on the observed primary microseismic noise levels of Love and Rayleigh waves simultaneously. By means of beamforming and correlation of seismic noise amplitudes with ocean wave heights in the period band between 12 and 15 s, we analysed how source areas of both wave types compare with each other around Europe. The generation effectivity in different source regions was compared to ocean wave heights, peak ocean gravity wave propagation direction and bathymetry. Observed Love wave noise amplitudes correlate comparably well with near coastal ocean wave parameters as Rayleigh waves. Some coastal regions serve as especially effective sources for one or the other wave type. These coincide not only with locations of high wave heights but also with complex bathymetry. Further, Rayleigh and Love wave noise amplitudes seem to depend equally on the local ocean wave heights, which is an indication for a coupled variation with swell height during the generation of both wave types. However, the wave-type ratio varies directionally. This observation likely hints towards a spatially varying importance of different source mechanisms or structural influences. Further, the wave-type ratio is modulated depending on peak ocean wave propagation directions which could indicate a variation of different source mechanism strengths but also hints towards an imprint of an effective source radiation pattern. This emphasizes that the inclusion of both wave types may provide more constraints for the understanding of acting generation mechanisms.

  19. Down-regulation of EMP1 is associated with epithelial hyperplasia and metaplasia in nasal polyps.

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    Yu, Xue Min; Li, Chun Wei; Li, Ying Ying; Liu, Jing; Lin, Zhi Bin; Li, Tian Ying; Zhao, Li; Pan, Xin Liang; Shi, Li; Wang, De Yun

    2013-11-01

    The aim of this study was to assess protein and mRNA expression of epithelial membrane protein 1 (EMP1) in the nasal mucosa of patients with nasal polyps (NP), and to determine what changes occur in response to glucocorticosteroid (GC) treatment. NP tissue was obtained from 55 patients, 18 of whom were treated with nasal GCs (i.e. these 18 patients had NP biopsies taken before and after treatment). Biopsies of inferior turbinate mucosa from 30 healthy subjects were used as controls. Quantitative PCR and immunohistochemistry were performed to determine the expression levels of EMP1. EMP1 mRNA expression was significantly lower (2.77-fold) in tissues from NP patients before GC treatment when compared to controls, but was increased in these patients after GC treatment. EMP1 staining in nasal epithelium co-localized with both basal (p63(+)) and differentiated (CK18(+)) epithelial cells. Their immunoreactivity was significantly greater in controls than NP patients. EMP1 mRNA levels were lower in the epithelium with severe hyperplasia (1.79-fold) or with metaplasia (1.85-fold) as compared to those with mild to moderate hyperplasia or non-metaplastic epithelium, respectively. Positive correlations between EMP1 and other epithelial cell-related gene (e.g. JUN, PTGS2, AREG etc.) mRNAs were observed. EMP1 could be a biomarker for aberrant epithelial remodelling and metaplasia in chronic inflammatory upper airway mucosa (e.g. NP). © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  20. Environmental management plan (EMP) for Melamchi water supply project, Nepal.

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    Khadka, Ram B; Khanal, Anil B

    2008-11-01

    More than 1.5 million people live in the Kathmandu valley. The valley is facing an extreme shortage of water supply. At the same time the demand is escalating rapidly. To address this issue of scarcity of water, the government of Nepal has proposed a project of inter-basin transfer of water from Melamchi River located 40 km north-east of the Kathmandu valley. The project will cover two districts and three municipalities and will potentially have significant impacts on the environment. In accordance with the Environmental Protection Regulation of Nepal (1997), the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) has undergone an EIA during the feasibility study stage of the proposed project. The recommendations contained in the EIA were integrated into the project design for implementation in 2006. This paper summarizes the background of MWSP, the environmental concerns described in the EIA and the status of Environmental Management Plan (EMP) developed to address environmental compliance and other issues involving participation and support of the local people. This paper also provides some lessons to learn on the modalities of addressing the demands and grievances of the local people concerning environmental management.

  1. Experimental study on the EMP failure mode of DC solid state relay

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    Sun Beiyun; Chen Xiangyue; Zhai Aibin; Mao Congguang

    2009-01-01

    DC solid state relay is a new type switch device without touch point, and is extensive used by aviation and spaceflight technique. In this paper, the EMP failure modes of solid state relays were obtained by current injection method. (authors)

  2. Magnetohydrodynamic Electromagnetic Pulse (MHD-EMP) Interaction with Power Transmission and Distribution Systems

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    Tesche, F. M; Barnes, P. R; Meliopoulos, A. P

    1992-01-01

    .... This environment, known as the magnetohydrodynamic electromagnetic pulse (MHD-EMP , is a very slowly varying electric field induced in the earth's surface, similar to the field induced by a geomagnetic storm...

  3. Expected changes in future temperature extremes and their elevation dependency over the Yellow River source region

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    Y. Hu

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Using the Statistical DownScaling Model (SDSM and the outputs from two global climate models, we investigate possible changes in mean and extreme temperature indices and their elevation dependency over the Yellow River source region for the two future periods 2046–2065 and 2081–2100 under the IPCC SRES A2, A1B and B1 emission scenarios. Changes in interannual variability of mean and extreme temperature indices are also analyzed. The validation results show that SDSM performs better in reproducing the maximum temperature-related indices than the minimum temperature-related indices. The projections show that by the middle and end of the 21st century all parts of the study region may experience increases in both mean and extreme temperature in all seasons, along with an increase in the frequency of hot days and warm nights and with a decrease in frost days. By the end of the 21st century, interannual variability increases in all seasons for the frequency of hot days and warm nights and in spring for frost days while it decreases for frost days in summer. Autumn demonstrates pronounced elevation-dependent changes in which around six out of eight indices show significant increasing changes with elevation.

  4. High frequency ion sound waves associated with Langmuir waves in type III radio burst source regions

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    G. Thejappa

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Short wavelength ion sound waves (2-4kHz are detected in association with the Langmuir waves (~15-30kHz in the source regions of several local type III radio bursts. They are most probably not due to any resonant wave-wave interactions such as the electrostatic decay instability because their wavelengths are much shorter than those of Langmuir waves. The Langmuir waves occur as coherent field structures with peak intensities exceeding the Langmuir collapse thresholds. Their scale sizes are of the order of the wavelength of an ion sound wave. These Langmuir wave field characteristics indicate that the observed short wavelength ion sound waves are most probably generated during the thermalization of the burnt-out cavitons left behind by the Langmuir collapse. Moreover, the peak intensities of the observed short wavelength ion sound waves are comparable to the expected intensities of those ion sound waves radiated by the burnt-out cavitons. However, the speeds of the electron beams derived from the frequency drift of type III radio bursts are too slow to satisfy the needed adiabatic ion approximation. Therefore, some non-linear process such as the induced scattering on thermal ions most probably pumps the beam excited Langmuir waves towards the lower wavenumbers, where the adiabatic ion approximation is justified.

  5. Chorus source region localization in the Earth's outer magnetosphere using THEMIS measurements

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    O. Agapitov

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Discrete ELF/VLF chorus emissions, the most intense electromagnetic plasma waves observed in the Earth's radiation belts and outer magnetosphere, are thought to propagate roughly along magnetic field lines from a localized source region near the magnetic equator towards the magnetic poles. THEMIS project Electric Field Instrument (EFI and Search Coil Magnetometer (SCM measurements were used to determine the spatial scale of the chorus source localization region on the day side of the Earth's outer magnetosphere. We present simultaneous observations of the same chorus elements registered onboard several THEMIS spacecraft in 2007 when all the spacecraft were in the same orbit. Discrete chorus elements were observed at 0.15–0.25 of the local electron gyrofrequency, which is typical for the outer magnetosphere. We evaluated the Poynting flux and wave vector distribution and obtained chorus wave packet quasi-parallel propagation to the local magnetic field. Amplitude and phase correlation data analysis allowed us to estimate the characteristic spatial correlation scale transverse to the local magnetic field to be in the 2800–3200 km range.

  6. Methodology to assess the effects of magnetohydrodynamic electromagnetic pulse (MHD-EMP) on power systems

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    Legro, J.R.; Abi-Samra, N.C.; Crouse, J.C.; Tesche, F.M.

    1985-01-01

    This paper summarizes a method to evaluate the possible effects of magnetohydrodynamic-electromagnetic pulse (MHD-EMP) on power systems. This method is based on the approach adapted to study the impact of geomagnetic storms on power systems. The paper highlights the similarities and differences between the two phenomena. Also presented are areas of concern which are anticipated from MHD-EMP on the overall system operation. 12 refs., 1 fig

  7. Empowerment impact assessment (EmpIA), a tool for poverty alleviation and capacity building

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    Louw, MR

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available their quality of life. xrhombus Facilitate the upgrading of the social and physical environment. xrhombus Increase employment. xrhombus Reduce poverty. xrhombus Stimulate economic growth. xrhombus Reduce imbalances in access to economic opportunities. 1... IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EmpIA), A TOOL FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING M.R. LOUW CSIR Built Environment: Pretoria, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria, 0001 ABSTRACT Empowerment impact assessment (EmpIA) is a quantitative...

  8. Assessment and mitigation of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) impacts at short-pulse laser facilities

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    Brown, C G Jr; Bond, E; Clancy, T; Dangi, S; Eder, D C; Ferguson, W; Kimbrough, J; Throop, A

    2010-01-01

    The National Ignition Facility (NIF) will be impacted by electromagnetic pulse (EMP) during normal long-pulse operation, but the largest impacts are expected during short-pulse operation utilizing the Advanced Radiographic Capability (ARC). Without mitigation these impacts could range from data corruption to hardware damage. We describe our EMP measurement systems on Titan and NIF and present some preliminary results and thoughts on mitigation.

  9. Did high-altitude EMP (electromagnetic pulse) cause the Hawaiian streetlight incident

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    Vittitoe, C N

    1989-04-01

    Studies of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) effects on civilian and military systems predict results ranging from severe destruction to no damage. Convincing analyses that support either extreme are rare. The Hawaiian streetlight incident associated with the Starfish nuclear burst is the most widely quoted observed damage. We review the streetlight characteristics and estimate the coupling between the Starfish EMP and a particular streetlight circuit identified as one of the few that failed. Evidence indicates that the damage was EMP-generated. The main contributing factors were the azimuthal angle of the circuit relative to the direction of EMP propagation, and the rapid rise of the EMP signal. The azimuthal angle provided coherent buildup of voltage as the EMP swept across the transmission line. The rapid rise allowed substantial excitation before the canceling effects of ground reflections limited the signals. Resulting voltages were at the threshold for causing the observed fuse damage and are consistent with this damage occurring in only some of the strings in the systems. 15 refs., 16 figs., 4 tabs.

  10. Macroinvertebrate distribution and aquatic ecology in the Ruoergai (Zoige) Wetland, the Yellow River source region

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    Zhao, Na; Xu, Mengzhen; Li, Zhiwei; Wang, Zhaoyin; Zhou, Hanmi

    2017-09-01

    The Ruoergai (Zoige) Wetland, the largest plateau peatland in the world, is located in the Yellow River source region. The discharge of the Yellow River increases greatly after flowing through the Ruoergai Wetland. The aquatic ecosystem of the Ruoergai Wetland is crucial to the whole Yellow River basin. The Ruoergai wetland has three main kinds of water bodies: rivers, oxbow lakes, and marsh wetlands. In this study, macroinvertebrates were used as indicators to assess the aquatic ecological status because their assemblage structures indicate long-term changes in environments with high sensitivity. Field investigations were conducted in July, 2012 and in July, 2013. A total of 72 taxa of macroinvertebrates belonging to 35 families and 67 genera were sampled and identified. Insecta was the dominant group in the Ruoergai Basin. The alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates at any single sampling site was low, while the alpha diversity on a basin-wide scale was much higher. Macroinvertebrate assemblages in rivers, oxbow lakes, and marsh wetlands differ markedly. Hydrological connectivity was a primary factor causing the variance of the bio-community. The river channels had the highest alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates, followed by marsh wetlands and oxbow lakes. The density and biomass of Gastropoda, collector filterers, and scrapers increased from rivers to oxbow lakes and then to marsh wetlands. The river ecology was particular in the Ruoergai Wetland with the high beta diversity of macroinvertebrates, the low alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates, and the low taxa richness, density, and biomass of EPT (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera). To maintain high alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates macroinvertebrates in the Ruoergai Wetland, moderate connectivity of oxbow lakes and marsh wetlands with rivers and measures to control headwater erosion are both crucial.

  11. Emp is a component of the nuclear matrix of mammalian cells and undergoes dynamic rearrangements during cell division

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    Bala, Shashi; Kumar, Ajay; Soni, Shivani; Sinha, Sudha; Hanspal, Manjit

    2006-01-01

    Emp, originally detected in erythroblastic islands, is expressed in numerous cell types and tissues suggesting a functionality not limited to hematopoiesis. To study the function of Emp in non-hematopoietic cells, an epitope-tagged recombinant human Emp was expressed in HEK cells. Preliminary studies revealed that Emp partitioned into both the nuclear and Triton X-100-insoluble cytoskeletal fractions in approximately a 4:1 ratio. In this study, we report investigations of Emp in the nucleus. Sequential extractions of interphase nuclei showed that recombinant Emp was present predominantly in the nuclear matrix. Immunofluorescence microscopy showed that Emp was present in typical nuclear speckles enriched with the spliceosome assembly factor SC35 and partially co-localized with actin staining. Coimmunoprecipitation and GST-pull-down assays confirmed the apparent close association of Emp with nuclear actin. During mitosis, Emp was detected at the mitotic spindle/spindle poles, as well as in the contractile ring during cytokinesis. These results suggest that Emp undergoes dynamic rearrangements within the nuclear architecture that are correlated with cell division

  12. The Establishment of Object Selection Criteria for Effect Analysis of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) in Operating Nuclear Power Plants

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    Ye, Song Hae; Ryu, Hosun; Kim, Minyi; Lee, Euijong [KHNP CRI, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-10-15

    The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) can be used as a strategic weapon by inducing damaging voltage and currents that the electrical circuits are not designed to withstand. EMPs are lethal to electronic systems. All EMP events have three common components: a source, coupling path, and receptor. It can also travel across power grids, destroying electronics as it passes in less than a second. There have been no research studies on the effect analysis for EMP in domestic nuclear power plants and power grids. To ensure the safety of operating nuclear power plants in this environment, the emission of EMP is needed for the effect analysis and safety measures against EMPs. Actually, it is difficult and inefficient to conduct the effect analysis of EMP with all the equipment and systems in nuclear power plants (NPPs). Therefore, this paper presents the results of establishing the object selection criteria for the effect analysis of EMP in operating nuclear power plants through reviewing previous research in the US and the safety related design concepts in domestic NPPs. It is not necessary to ensure the continued operation of the plant in intense multiple EMP environments. The most probable effect of EMP on a modern nuclear power plant is an unscheduled shutdown. EMP may also cause an extended shutdown by the unnecessary activation of some safety related systems. In general, EMP can be considered a nuisance to nuclear plants, but it is not considered a serious threat to plant safety. The results of EMP effect analysis show less possibility of failure in the tested individual equipment. It was also confirmed that there is no possibility of simultaneous failure for devices in charge of the safety shutdown in the NPP.

  13. Electromagnetic Environments Simulator (EMES)

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    Varnado, G.B.

    1975-11-01

    A multipurpose electromagnetic environments simulator has been designed to provide a capability for performing EMR, EMP, and lightning near stroke testing of systems, subsystems and components in a single facility. This report describes the final facility design and presents the analytical and experimental verification of the design

  14. Development of Design Information Template for Nuclear Power Plants for Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Effect Analysis

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    Kim, Minyi; Ryu, Hosan; Ye, Songhae; Lee, Euijong

    2016-01-01

    An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a transient electromagnetic shock wave that has powerful electric and magnetic fields that can destroy electronic equipment. It is generally well-known that EMPs can cause the malfunction and disorder of electronic equipment and serious damages to electric power systems and communication networks. Research is being carried out to protect nuclear power plants (NPPs) from EMP threats. Penetration routes of EMPs can be roughly categorized into two groups, radioactivity and conductivity. The radioactive effect refers to an impact transmitted to the ground from high-altitude electromagnetic pulses (HEMP). Such an impact may affect target equipment through the point of entry (POE) of the concrete structure of an NPP. The conductive effect refers to induced voltage or current coupled to the NPPs cable structure. The induced voltage and current affect the target equipment via connected cables. All these factors must be considered when taking into account EMP effect analysis for NPPs. To examine all factors, it is necessary to fully understand the schemes of NPPs. This paper presents a four type design information template that can be used to analyze the EMP effect in operating nuclear power plants. In order to analyze of the effects of EMPs on operating NPPs, we must consider both the conductive and radioactive effects on the target (system, equipment, structure). For these reasons, not only the equipment information, but also the information about the structure and the external penetration will be required. We are developing a design information template for robust nuclear design information acquisition. We expect to develop a block diagram on the basis of the template

  15. Development of Design Information Template for Nuclear Power Plants for Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Effect Analysis

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    Kim, Minyi; Ryu, Hosan; Ye, Songhae; Lee, Euijong [KNHP CRI, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-10-15

    An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a transient electromagnetic shock wave that has powerful electric and magnetic fields that can destroy electronic equipment. It is generally well-known that EMPs can cause the malfunction and disorder of electronic equipment and serious damages to electric power systems and communication networks. Research is being carried out to protect nuclear power plants (NPPs) from EMP threats. Penetration routes of EMPs can be roughly categorized into two groups, radioactivity and conductivity. The radioactive effect refers to an impact transmitted to the ground from high-altitude electromagnetic pulses (HEMP). Such an impact may affect target equipment through the point of entry (POE) of the concrete structure of an NPP. The conductive effect refers to induced voltage or current coupled to the NPPs cable structure. The induced voltage and current affect the target equipment via connected cables. All these factors must be considered when taking into account EMP effect analysis for NPPs. To examine all factors, it is necessary to fully understand the schemes of NPPs. This paper presents a four type design information template that can be used to analyze the EMP effect in operating nuclear power plants. In order to analyze of the effects of EMPs on operating NPPs, we must consider both the conductive and radioactive effects on the target (system, equipment, structure). For these reasons, not only the equipment information, but also the information about the structure and the external penetration will be required. We are developing a design information template for robust nuclear design information acquisition. We expect to develop a block diagram on the basis of the template.

  16. Hospitalidade Organizacional: Panorama Teórico-Empírico

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    José Alberto Carvalho dos Santos Claro

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste texto é o de apresentar as discussões teórico-conceituais sobre Hospitalidade, particularmente a vertente da Hospitalidade Organizacional (HO, que se ocupa das relações hospitaleiras no ambiente do espaço de trabalho. Trata-se de um estudo exploratório, baseado em revisão bibliográfica, seguida de pesquisa de campo por meio de levantamento junto a gestores de pessoas (especialistas ou juízes, sobre o entendimento do tema, visando contribuir para a futura criação de escala de medida para quantificar o grau de HO em uma organização. Como resultado, apresenta-se contribuição teórica para o amadurecimento desta tendência organizacional e indicadores que poderão ser futuramente usados em estudos empíricos e na construção de um instrumento com escala validada para ser utilizada em organizações em qualquer setor de atividade econômica. Palavras-chave: Hospitalidade. Hospitalidade Organizacional. Gestão de Pessoas.Organizational Hospitality: Theorical and Empirical Developments This paper aim is to present the theoretical and conceptual discussions about hospitality, particularly the  Organizational Hospitality (OH, which is concerned with the hospitable relations in the workplace. It’s an exploratory study, based on literature review and field survey with people managers (experts or judges about their understanding about the question. The result indicates that the development of organizational indicators could be used in future empirical studies and to the construction of a validated scale that can be used in any sector of the economic activity. Keywords: Hospitality. Organizational Hospitality. People Management. Indicators.José Alberto Carvalho dos Santos Claro – Doutor. Professor Adjunto da Universidade Federal de São Paulo [UNIFESP], Campus Baixada Santista, Santos, SP. Endereço Lattes http://lattes.cnpq.br/0865792662046289 E-mail: albertoclaro@albertoclaro.pro.br  

  17. The Impacts of Climate Change on the Frozen Soil and Eco-hydrology in the Source Region of Yellow River, China

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    Qin, Y.; Yang, D.; Gao, B.

    2016-12-01

    The source region of Yellow River, located in the transition zone of discontinuous and continuous permafrost on the northeastern Tibetan Plateau, has experienced dramatic climate change during the past decades. The long-term changes in the seasonally frozen ground remarkably affected the eco-hydrological processes in the source region and the water availability in the middle and lower reaches. In this study, we employed a geomorphology-based eco-hydrological model (GBEHM) to quantitatively assess the impacts of climate change on the frozen soil and regional eco-hydrology. It was found that the air temperature has increased by 2.1 °C since the 1960s and most significantly during the recent decade (0.67 °C /10a), while there was no significant trend of the precipitation. Based on a 34-year (1981-2014) simulation, the maximum frozen soil depth was in the range of 0.7-2.1 m and decreased by 1.5-7.9 cm/10a because of the warming climate. The model simulation adequately reproduced the observed streamflow changes, including the drought period in the 1990s and wet period in the 2000s, and the variability in hydrological behavior was closely associated with the climate and landscape conditions. The vegetation responses to climate changes manifested as advancing green-up dates and increasing leaf area index at the initial stage of growing season. Our study shows that the ecohydrological processes are changing along with the frozen soil degradation in headwater areas on the Tibetan Plateau, which could influence the availability of water resources in the middle and lower reaches.

  18. Studies of Effect Analysis of Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP) in Operating Nuclear Power Plants (NPP)

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    Ye, Song Hae; Ryu, Ho Sun; Kim, Min Yi; Lee, Eui Jong [KHNP, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-05-15

    The effect analysis of electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) has been studied for the past year by the Central Research Institute of Korea Hydro Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP) in order to better establish safety measures in operating nuclear power plants. What is an electromagnetic pulse (EMP)? As a general term for high-power electromagnetic radiation, it refers to strong electromagnetic pulses that destroy only electronic equipment devices in a short period without loss of life. The effect analysis of EMPs in operating NPPs and their corresponding safety measures in terms of selecting target devices against EMP impact have been examined in this paper. In general, domestic nuclear power plants do apply the design of fail-safe concepts. For example, if key instruments of a system fail because of EMPs, the control rods of a nuclear reactor are dropped automatically in order to maintain safe conditions of the NPP. Reactor cooling presents no problem because the diesel generator will adopt the analog starting circuit least affected by the electromagnetic waves.

  19. sae is essential for expression of the staphylococcal adhesins Eap and Emp.

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    Harraghy, Niamh; Kormanec, Jan; Wolz, Christiane; Homerova, Dagmar; Goerke, Christiane; Ohlsen, Knut; Qazi, Saara; Hill, Philip; Herrmann, Mathias

    2005-06-01

    Eap and Emp are two Staphylococcus aureus adhesins initially described as extracellular matrix binding proteins. Eap has since emerged as being important in adherence to and invasion of eukaryotic cells, as well as being described as an immunomodulator and virulence factor in chronic infections. This paper describes the mapping of the transcription start point of the eap and emp promoters. Moreover, using reporter-gene assays and real-time PCR in defined regulatory mutants, environmental conditions and global regulators affecting expression of eap and emp were investigated. Marked differences were found in expression of eap and emp between strain Newman and the 8325 derivatives SH1000 and 8325-4. Moreover, both genes were repressed in the presence of glucose. Analysis of expression of both genes in various regulatory mutants revealed that sarA and agr were involved in their regulation, but the data suggested that there were additional regulators of both genes. In a sae mutant, expression of both genes was severely repressed. sae expression was also reduced in the presence of glucose, suggesting that repression of eap and emp in glucose-containing medium may, in part, be a consequence of a decrease in expression of sae.

  20. Transparência e Replicabilidade na Pesquisa Empírica em Direito: conceitos e ferramentas

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    Com o crescimento das pesquisas empíricas em Direito quais as práticas devem ser adotadas pelos pesquisadores para acompanhar o Padrão Ouro da pesquisa? Quais os conceitos necessários para que a Pesquisa Empírica possa crescer de forma sustentável e democrática? Esse artigo tenta delinear alguns conceitos importantes da Ciência 2.0 e mostra algumas das principais ferramentas para atingir plenamente o ideal de Ciência Aberta.

  1. Transistor collector breakdown in the presence of conducted EMP and gamma radiation

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    Rice, D.H.

    1975-01-01

    In this paper we develop expressions which describe breakdown, negative resistance and latch characteristics for a common emitter transistor when exposed to simultaneous conducted EMP and ionizing radiation. These expressions are derived from a modified Ebers-Moll model and show that common emitter breakdown voltage is reduced, latch (or sustaining voltage) remains unchanged, and that the negative resistance characteristics are changed. Using the modified Ebers-Moll model good agreement between predicted and observed circuit response is demonstrated when the circuits are exposed to a rising collector voltage (due to EMP) and simultaneous ionizing (gamma) radiation

  2. Parasites causing cerebral falciparum malaria bind multiple endothelial receptors and express EPCR and ICAM-1-binding PfEMP1

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    Tuikue Ndam, Nicaise; Moussiliou, Azizath; Lavstsen, Thomas

    2017-01-01

    Background: Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) mediates the binding and accumulation of infected erythrocytes (IE) to blood vessels and tissues. Specific interactions have been described between PfEMP1 and human endothelial proteins CD36, intercellular adhesion molecule-1...

  3. Simulations

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    Ngada, Narcisse

    2015-06-15

    The complexity and cost of building and running high-power electrical systems make the use of simulations unavoidable. The simulations available today provide great understanding about how systems really operate. This paper helps the reader to gain an insight into simulation in the field of power converters for particle accelerators. Starting with the definition and basic principles of simulation, two simulation types, as well as their leading tools, are presented: analog and numerical simulations. Some practical applications of each simulation type are also considered. The final conclusion then summarizes the main important items to keep in mind before opting for a simulation tool or before performing a simulation.

  4. Single particle analysis of eastern Mediterranean aerosol particles: Influence of the source region on the chemical composition

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    Clemen, Hans-Christian; Schneider, Johannes; Köllner, Franziska; Klimach, Thomas; Pikridas, Michael; Stavroulas, Iasonas; Sciare, Jean; Borrmann, Stephan

    2017-04-01

    The Mediterranean region is one of the most climatically sensitive areas and is influenced by air masses of different origin. Aerosol particles are one important factor contributing to the Earth's radiative forcing, but knowledge about their composition and sources is still limited. Here, we report on results from the INUIT-BACCHUS-ACTRIS campaign, which was conducted at the Cyprus Atmospheric Observatory (CAO, Agia Marina Xyliatou) in Cyprus in April 2016. Our results show that the chemical composition of the aerosol particles in the eastern Mediterranean is strongly dependent on their source region. The composition of particles in a size range between 150 nm and 3 μm was measured using the Aircraft-based Laser ABlation Aerosol MAss spectrometer (ALABAMA), which is a single particle laser ablation instrument using a bipolar time-of-flight mass spectrometer. The mass spectral information on cations and anions allow for the analysis of different molecular fragments. The information about the source regions results from backward trajectories using HYSPLIT Trajectory Model (Trajectory Ensemble) on hourly basis. To assess the influence of certain source regions on the air masses arriving at CAO, we consider the number of trajectories that crossed the respective source region within defined time steps. For a more detailed picture also the height and the velocity of the air masses during their overpass above the source regions will be considered. During the campaign at CAO in April 2016 three main air mass source regions were observed: 1) Northern Central Europe, likely with an enhanced anthropogenic influence (e.g. sulfate and black carbon from combustion processes, fly ash particles from power plants, characterized by Sr and Ba), 2) Southwest Europe, with a higher influence of the Mediterranean Sea including sea salt particles (characterized by, e.g., NaxCly, NaClxNOy), 3) Northern Africa/Sahara, with air masses that are expected to have a higher load of mineral dust

  5. The development of the time dependence of the nuclear EMP electric field

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    Eng, C.

    2009-01-01

    The nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) electric field calculated with the legacy code CHAP is compared with the field given by an integral solution of Maxwell's equations, also known as the Jefimenko equation, to aid our current understanding on the factors that affect the time dependence of the EMP. For a fair comparison the CHAP current density is used as a source in the Jefimenko equation. At first, the comparison is simplified by neglecting the conduction current and replacing the standard atmosphere with a constant density air slab. The simplicity of the resultant current density aids in determining the factors that affect the rise, peak and tail of the EMP electric field versus time. The three dimensional nature of the radiating source, i.e. sources off the line-of-sight, and the time dependence of the derivative of the current density with respect to time are found to play significant roles in shaping the EMP electric field time dependence. These results are found to hold even when the conduction current and the standard atmosphere are properly accounted for. Comparison of the CHAP electric field with the Jefimenko electric field offers a direct validation of the high-frequency/outgoing wave approximation.

  6. Effects of nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) on synchronous stability of the electric power system

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    Manweiler, R.W.

    1975-11-01

    The effects of a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) on the synchronous stability of the electric power transmission and distribution systems are evaluated. The various modes of coupling of EMP to the power system are briefly discussed, with particular emphasis on those perturbations affecting the synchronous stability of the transmission system. A brief review of the fundamental concepts of the stability problem is given, with a discussion of the general characteristics of transient analysis. A model is developed to represent single sets as well as repetitive sets of multiple faults on the distribution systems, as might be produced by EMP. The results of many numerical stability calculations are presented to illustrate the transmission system's response from different types of perturbations. The important parameters of both multiple and repetitive faults are studied, including the dependence of the response on the size of the perturbed area, the fault density, and the effective impedance between the fault location and the transmission system. Both major load reduction and the effect of the opening of tie lines at the time of perturbation are also studied. We conclude that there is a high probability that EMP can induce perturbations on the distribution networks causing a large portion of the transmission network in the perturbed area to lose synchronism. The result would be an immediate and massive power failure

  7. Gel shift analysis of the empA promoter region in Vibrio anguillarum

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    Denkin Steven M

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The induction of metalloprotease encoded by empA in Vibrio anguillarum occurs at high cell density in salmon intestinal mucus. Previously we have shown that there are significant differences in empA expression in two strains of V. anguillarum, M93Sm and NB10. It is hypothesized that differences in empA regulation are due to differences in binding of regulatory elements. Results Two strains of V. anguillarum, M93Sm and NB10, were examined and compared for the presence of DNA regulatory proteins that bind to and control the empA promoter region. Gel mobility shift assays, using a digoxigenin (DIG-labeled oligomer containing a lux box-like element and the promoter for empA, were done to demonstrate the presence of a DNA-binding protein. Protein extracts from NB10 cells incubated in Luria Bertani broth + 2% NaCl (LB20, nine salts solution + 200 μg/ml mucus (NSSM, 3M (marine minimal medium, or NSS resulted in a gel mobility shift. No gel mobility shift was seen when protein extracts from either LB20- or NSSM-grown M93Sm cells were mixed with the DIG-labeled empA oligomer. The azocasein assay detected protease activity in all incubation conditions for NB10 culture supernatants. In contrast, protease activity was detected in M93Sm culture supernatants only when incubated in NSSM. Since the luxR homologue in V. anguillarum, vanT, has been cloned, sequenced, and shown to be required for protease activity, we wanted to determine if vanT mutants of NB10 exhibit the same gel shift observed in the wild-type. Site-directed mutagenesis was used to create vanT mutants in V. anguillarum M93Sm and NB10 to test whether VanT is involved with the gel mobility shift. Both vanT mutants, M02 and NB02, did not produce protease activity in any conditions. However, protein extracts from NB02 incubated in each condition still exhibited a gel shift when mixed with the DIG-labeled empA oligomer. Conclusions The data demonstrate that protein extracts of V

  8. Response of streamflow to climate change in a sub-basin of the source region of the Yellow River based on a tank model

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    P. Wu

    2018-06-01

    Full Text Available Though extensive researches were conducted in the source region of the Yellow River (SRYR to analyse climate change influence on streamflow, however, few researches concentrate on streamflow of the sub-basin above the Huangheyan station in the SRYR (HSRYR where a water retaining dam was built in the outlet in 1999. To improve the reservoir regulation strategies, this study analysed streamflow change of the HSRYR in a mesoscale. A tank model (TM was proposed and calibrated with monthly observation streamflow from 1991 to 1998. In the validation period, though there is a simulation deviation during the water storage and power generation period, simulated streamflow agrees favourably with observation data from 2008 to 2013. The model was further validated by two inside lakes area obtained from Landsat 5, 7, 8 datasets from 2000 to 2014, and significant correlations were found between the simulated lake outlet runoff and respective lake area. Then 21 Global Climate Models (GCM ensembled data of three emission scenarios (SRA2, SRA1B and SRB1 were downscaled and used as input to the TM to simulate the runoff change of three benchmark periods 2011–2030 (2020s, 2046–2065 (2050s, 2080–2099 (2090s, respectively. Though temperature increase dramatically, these projected results similarly indicated that streamflow shows an increase trend in the long term. Runoff increase is mainly caused by increasing precipitation and decreasing evaporation. Water resources distribution is projected to change from summer-autumn dominant to autumn winter dominant. Annual lowest runoff will occur in May caused by earlier snow melting and increasing evaporation in March. According to the obtained results, winter runoff should be artificially stored by reservoir regulation in the future to prevent zero-flow occurrent in May. This research is helpful for water resources management and provides a better understand of streamflow change caused by climate change in the

  9. Response of streamflow to climate change in a sub-basin of the source region of the Yellow River based on a tank model

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    Wu, Pan; Wang, Xu-Sheng; Liang, Sihai

    2018-06-01

    Though extensive researches were conducted in the source region of the Yellow River (SRYR) to analyse climate change influence on streamflow, however, few researches concentrate on streamflow of the sub-basin above the Huangheyan station in the SRYR (HSRYR) where a water retaining dam was built in the outlet in 1999. To improve the reservoir regulation strategies, this study analysed streamflow change of the HSRYR in a mesoscale. A tank model (TM) was proposed and calibrated with monthly observation streamflow from 1991 to 1998. In the validation period, though there is a simulation deviation during the water storage and power generation period, simulated streamflow agrees favourably with observation data from 2008 to 2013. The model was further validated by two inside lakes area obtained from Landsat 5, 7, 8 datasets from 2000 to 2014, and significant correlations were found between the simulated lake outlet runoff and respective lake area. Then 21 Global Climate Models (GCM) ensembled data of three emission scenarios (SRA2, SRA1B and SRB1) were downscaled and used as input to the TM to simulate the runoff change of three benchmark periods 2011-2030 (2020s), 2046-2065 (2050s), 2080-2099 (2090s), respectively. Though temperature increase dramatically, these projected results similarly indicated that streamflow shows an increase trend in the long term. Runoff increase is mainly caused by increasing precipitation and decreasing evaporation. Water resources distribution is projected to change from summer-autumn dominant to autumn winter dominant. Annual lowest runoff will occur in May caused by earlier snow melting and increasing evaporation in March. According to the obtained results, winter runoff should be artificially stored by reservoir regulation in the future to prevent zero-flow occurrent in May. This research is helpful for water resources management and provides a better understand of streamflow change caused by climate change in the future.

  10. Analysis of source regions and meteorological factors for the variability of spring PM10 concentrations in Seoul, Korea

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    Lee, Jangho; Kim, Kwang-Yul

    2018-02-01

    CSEOF analysis is applied for the springtime (March, April, May) daily PM10 concentrations measured at 23 Ministry of Environment stations in Seoul, Korea for the period of 2003-2012. Six meteorological variables at 12 pressure levels are also acquired from the ERA Interim reanalysis datasets. CSEOF analysis is conducted for each meteorological variable over East Asia. Regression analysis is conducted in CSEOF space between the PM10 concentrations and individual meteorological variables to identify associated atmospheric conditions for each CSEOF mode. By adding the regressed loading vectors with the mean meteorological fields, the daily atmospheric conditions are obtained for the first five CSEOF modes. Then, HYSPLIT model is run with the atmospheric conditions for each CSEOF mode in order to back trace the air parcels and dust reaching Seoul. The K-means clustering algorithm is applied to identify major source regions for each CSEOF mode of the PM10 concentrations in Seoul. Three main source regions identified based on the mean fields are: (1) northern Taklamakan Desert (NTD), (2) Gobi Desert and (GD), and (3) East China industrial area (ECI). The main source regions for the mean meteorological fields are consistent with those of previous study; 41% of the source locations are located in GD followed by ECI (37%) and NTD (21%). Back trajectory calculations based on CSEOF analysis of meteorological variables identify distinct source characteristics associated with each CSEOF mode and greatly facilitate the interpretation of the PM10 variability in Seoul in terms of transportation route and meteorological conditions including the source area.

  11. From sink to source: Regional variation in U.S. forest carbon futures.

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    Wear, David N; Coulston, John W

    2015-11-12

    The sequestration of atmospheric carbon (C) in forests has partially offset C emissions in the United States (US) and might reduce overall costs of achieving emission targets, especially while transportation and energy sectors are transitioning to lower-carbon technologies. Using detailed forest inventory data for the conterminous US, we estimate forests' current net sequestration of atmospheric C to be 173 Tg yr(-1), offsetting 9.7% of C emissions from transportation and energy sources. Accounting for multiple driving variables, we project a gradual decline in the forest C emission sink over the next 25 years (to 112 Tg yr(-1)) with regional differences. Sequestration in eastern regions declines gradually while sequestration in the Rocky Mountain region declines rapidly and could become a source of atmospheric C due to disturbances such as fire and insect epidemics. C sequestration in the Pacific Coast region stabilizes as forests harvested in previous decades regrow. Scenarios simulating climate-induced productivity enhancement and afforestation policies increase sequestration rates, but would not fully offset declines from aging and forest disturbances. Separating C transfers associated with land use changes from sequestration clarifies forests' role in reducing net emissions and demonstrates that retention of forest land is crucial for protecting or enhancing sink strength.

  12. Evasion of immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria by IgM masking of protective IgG epitopes in infected erythrocyte surface-exposed PfEMP1

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    Barfod, Lea; Dalgaard, Michael B; Pleman, Suzan T

    2011-01-01

    1 (PfEMP1) family is central to both. Here, we present evidence of a P. falciparum evasion mechanism not previously documented: the masking of PfEMP1-specific IgG epitopes by nonspecific IgM. Nonspecific IgM binding to erythrocytes infected by parasites expressing the PfEMP1 protein VAR2CSA...

  13. Mapping the transcription start points of the Staphylococcus aureus eap, emp, and vwb promoters reveals a conserved octanucleotide sequence that is essential for expression of these genes.

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    Harraghy, Niamh; Homerova, Dagmar; Herrmann, Mathias; Kormanec, Jan

    2008-01-01

    Mapping the transcription start points of the eap, emp, and vwb promoters revealed a conserved octanucleotide sequence (COS). Deleting this sequence abolished the expression of eap, emp, and vwb. However, electrophoretic mobility shift assays gave no evidence that this sequence was a binding site for SarA or SaeR, known regulators of eap and emp.

  14. Change of the Asian dust source region deduced from the composition of anthropogenic radionuclides in surface soil in Mongolia

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    Y. Igarashi

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Recent climate change, especially during the 2000s, may be the primary reason for the expansion of the Asian dust source region. The change in the dust source region was investigated by examining anthropogenic radionuclides contained in surface soil samples from Mongolia. Surface soil was globally labeled by radioactive fallout from nuclear testing during the late 1950s and early 1960s, but there are no current direct sources for anthropogenic radionuclides in the air (before the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in 2011. Radionuclides in the atmosphere are therefore carried mainly by wind-blown dust from surface soil, that is, aeolian dust. Asian dust carries traces of 90Sr, 137Cs, and other anthropogenic radionuclides; the heaviest deposition occurs in spring and has been recorded in Japan since the early 1990s. The composition of anthropogenic radionuclides in atmospheric depositions would be affected by a change in the dust source. Previous studies of atmospheric deposition at long-term monitoring sites (e.g. in Tsukuba, Japan have detected changes in the 137Cs/90Sr ratio and in the specific activity of the radionuclides. These changes in the composition of observed atmospheric depositions are supposed to reflect changes in the climatic conditions of the dust source region. To investigate this dust source change, we conducted a field survey of radionuclides (90Sr and 137Cs in surface soil samples in September 2007 in the eastern and southern regions of Mongolia, where dust storms have occurred more frequently since 2000. The specific activities of both radionuclides as well as the 137Cs/90Sr ratio in the surface soil were well correlated with annual average precipitation in the Mongolian desert-steppe zone. Higher specific activities and a higher 137Cs/90Sr ratio were found in grassland regions that experienced greater

  15. Feasibility of Isolating Vulnerable Equipment of the Electric Power System from Sources of EMP

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    1978-03-01

    is reclosed after the fault is cleared, the reclosure will probably be successful since no permanent conducting path for current exists. However...successive EMP-induced faults may cause reclosing circuit breakers and reclosers to lock out. 2. Lock out of reclosers and reclosing circuit breakers...Most distribution lines are protected by some sort of device that recloses the line after a fault is cleared. All such devices have a common

  16. Exploring the SDSS Data Set with Linked Scatter Plots. I. EMP, CEMP, and CV Stars

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    Carbon, Duane F.; Henze, Christopher; Nelson, Bron C., E-mail: Duane.F.Carbon@nasa.gov [NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Advanced Supercomputing Facility, Moffett Field, CA, 94035-1000 (United States)

    2017-02-01

    We present the results of a search for extremely metal-poor (EMP), carbon-enhanced metal-poor (CEMP), and cataclysmic variable (CV) stars using a new exploration tool based on linked scatter plots (LSPs). Our approach is especially designed to work with very large spectrum data sets such as the SDSS, LAMOST, RAVE, and Gaia data sets, and it can be applied to stellar, galaxy, and quasar spectra. As a demonstration, we conduct our search using the SDSS DR10 data set. We first created a 3326-dimensional phase space containing nearly 2 billion measures of the strengths of over 1600 spectral features in 569,738 SDSS stars. These measures capture essentially all the stellar atomic and molecular species visible at the resolution of SDSS spectra. We show how LSPs can be used to quickly isolate and examine interesting portions of this phase space. To illustrate, we use LSPs coupled with cuts in selected portions of phase space to extract EMP stars, CEMP stars, and CV stars. We present identifications for 59 previously unrecognized candidate EMP stars and 11 previously unrecognized candidate CEMP stars. We also call attention to 2 candidate He ii emission CV stars found by the LSP approach that have not yet been discussed in the literature.

  17. Role of Off-Line-of-Sight Propagation in Geomagnetic EMP Formation

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    Kruger, Hans W. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2016-05-23

    The author’s synchrotron radiation based 3D geomagnetic EMP code MACSYNC has been used to explore the impact on pulse rise time and air conductivity of EMP propagation paths to the observer that are located off the direct line-of-sight (LOS) between gamma source and observer. This geometry is always present because, for an isotropic source, most the gammas are emitted at an angle with respect to the LOS. Computations for a 1 kt near-surface burst observed from space yield two principal findings: 1. The rise time is generated by the combined actions of a) electron spreading along the LOS due to the Compton electron emission angular distribution folded with electron multiple scattering effects, and b) radiation arrival time spreading due to length differences for different off-LOS propagation paths. The pulse rise time does not depend on the rise time of the conductivity. The conductivity rise time determines the pulse amplitude. 2. One-dimensional legacy EMP codes are inherently incapable of producing the correct pulse shape because they cannot treat the dependence of the conductivity on two dimensions, i.e. the radius from the source and the angle of the propagation path with the LOS. This divergence from one-dimensionality begins at a small fraction of a nanosecond for a sea-level burst. This effect will also be present in high-altitude bursts, however, determination of its onset time and magnitude requires high-altitude computations which have not yet been done.

  18. Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack: Critical National Infrastructures

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    Foster, Jr., John S; Gjelde, Earl; Graham, William R; Hermann, Robert J; Kluepfel, Henry M; Lawson, Richard L; Soper, Gordon K; Wood, Lowell L; Woodard, Joan B

    2008-01-01

    ...) attack on our critical national infrastructures. An earlier report, Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), Volume 1: Executive Report (2004...

  19. Geochemical evidence on the source regions of Tibetan Plateau dusts during non-monsoon period in 2008/09

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    Li, C.; Kang, S.; Zhang, Q.; Gao, S.

    2012-12-01

    Geochemical characteristics, source regions and related transport patterns of dust over the Tibetan Plateau (TP) are still unclear. To address these issues, major (Na, Mg, Al, K and Ca), trace (e.g. Li, Cr, Ni, As, Cd, Cs, Pb and U) and rare earth elements of dust samples from five snow-pits over the TP and its fringe areas during the non-monsoon period in 2008/2009 were analyzed. The results indicate that rare earth element compositions of snow-pit dust are similar to those of the upper continental crust. Enrichment factors of all the elements of snow-pit dust are identical to those of the pollution elements (e.g. Cu and Ni) and elements like Li, As and Cs that are concentrated in surface soils. In contrast, concentrations of some typical pollution elements (e.g. Cr and Cd) of snow pit dust are lower than those of dusts derived from the Sahara Desert and the Thar Desert surrounding the TP. Additionally, the compositions of rare earth elements and high field strength elements (Hf, Zr and Nb) of snow-pit dust are also similar to those of surface soils and different from dusts of these two deserts. The combined evidence, including dust transport patterns around the TP, supports the conclusion that the TP itself is the main source region of snow-pit dusts of the inner TP. It is unlikely that those particle-bound pollutants are transported into the TP from outside sources during the non-monsoon period. Ratios of Ce/Sm against Eu/Sm for the snow-pit dust, fine dust from the Sahara desert (A), and ratios of Ce/Er against Eu/Er for the snow-pit dust, fine dust from the Thar Desert (B). Dust from Sahasa cannot penetrate into the TP and transport only along the Himalayas at south and the Tianshan at north due to their high elevation

  20. Airborne black carbon concentrations over an urban region in western India-temporal variability, effects of meteorology, and source regions.

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    Bapna, Mukund; Sunder Raman, Ramya; Ramachandran, S; Rajesh, T A

    2013-03-01

    This study characterizes over 5 years of high time resolution (5 min), airborne black carbon (BC) concentrations (July 2003 to December 2008) measured over Ahmedabad, an urban region in western India. The data were used to obtain different time averages of BC concentrations, and these averages were then used to assess the diurnal, seasonal, and annual variability of BC over the study region. Assessment of diurnal variations revealed a strong association between BC concentrations and vehicular traffic. Peaks in BC concentration were co-incident with the morning (0730 to 0830, LST) and late evening (1930 to 2030, LST) rush hour traffic. Additionally, diurnal variability in BC concentrations during major festivals (Diwali and Dushera during the months of October/November) revealed an increase in BC concentrations due to fireworks displays. Maximum half hourly BC concentrations during the festival days were as high as 79.8 μg m(-3). However, the high concentrations rapidly decayed suggesting that local meteorology during the festive season was favorable for aerosol dispersion. A multiple linear regression (MLR) model with BC as the dependent variable and meteorological parameters as independent variables was fitted. The variability in temperature, humidity, wind speed, and wind direction accounted for about 49% of the variability in measured BC concentrations. Conditional probability function (CPF) analysis was used to identify the geographical location of local source regions contributing to the effective BC measured (at 880 nm) at the receptor site. The east north-east (ENE) direction to the receptor was identified as a major source region. National highway (NH8) and two coal-fired thermal power stations (at Gandhinagar and Sabarmati) were located in the identified direction, suggesting that local traffic and power plant emissions were likely contributors to the measured BC.

  1. Simulation

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    Gould, Derek A; Chalmers, Nicholas; Johnson, Sheena J

    2012-01-01

    Recognition of the many limitations of traditional apprenticeship training is driving new approaches to learning medical procedural skills. Among simulation technologies and methods available today, computer-based systems are topical and bring the benefits of automated, repeatable, and reliable p...... performance assessments. Human factors research is central to simulator model development that is relevant to real-world imaging-guided interventional tasks and to the credentialing programs in which it would be used....

  2. Source region and sector contributions of atmospheric soot particle in a coalfield region of Dhanbad, eastern part of India

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    Singh, S.; Tiwari, S.; Dumka, U. C.; Kumar, R.; Singh, P. K.

    2017-11-01

    Black carbon (BC) aerosols affect the Earth's climate directly by interacting with the solar radiation and indirectly by modifying the lifetime and optical properties of clouds. However, our understanding of BC aerosols and their impacts on the climate are limited by lack of in situ measurements of BC, especially in the developing world. This study reports measurements of BC from Dhanbad, a coalfields area of eastern India, we analyze BC data at 370 and 880 nm during 2013 to gain insight into the emission sources affecting the study area. Our analysis indicates significantly higher absorption at the lower wavelength (ultraviolet). We estimate that 33% of BC at Dhanbad comes from biomass/biofuel combustion and the remaining 67% from the fossil fuel combustion. Higher concentrations of BC370 nm (> 12 μg m- 3) were observed when the air masses affecting Dhanbad originated far away in countries like Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Oman, United Arab Emirates and passed over the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) prior to arriving at the observation site. The source regions affecting BC880 nm were localized over the IGP but BC880 nm concentrations are 33% lower ( 8 μg m- 3) than BC370 nm. The cluster analysis showed that the largest fraction (35 and 29%) of the air masses arriving at Dhanbad passed through the boundary layer of the central IGP and north-west IGP region during the post-monsoon season. Average values of BC370 nm (16.0 and 20.0 μg m- 3) and BC880 nm (9.5 and 10.0 μg m- 3) in the IGP influenced air masses were significantly higher than those arriving from other source regions. The Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled with Chemistry (WRF-Chem) model were applied to understand the relative importance of different sources affecting Dhanbad. The variability of observed BC mass concentrations was captured fairly well by WRF-Chem with minor deviations from the measured values. Model results indicate that anthropogenic emissions account for more than 75% of the

  3. Use of Lagrangian transport models and Sterilized High Volume Sampling to pinpoint the source region of Kawasaki disease and determine the etiologic agent

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    Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Rodó, Xavier; Anton, Jordi; Ballester, Joan; Jornet, Albert; Nofuentes, Manel; Sanchez-Manubens, Judith; Morguí, Josep-Anton

    2015-04-01

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute, coronary artery vasculitis of young children, and still a medical mystery after more than 40 years. A former study [Rodó et al. 2011] demonstrated that certain patterns of winds in the troposphere above the earth's surface flowing from Asia were associated with the times of the annual peak in KD cases and with days having anomalously high numbers of KD patients. In a later study [Rodó et al. 2014], we used residence times from an Air Transport Model to pinpoint the source region for KD. Simulations were generated from locations spanning Japan from days with either high or low KD incidence. In order to cope with stationarity of synoptic situations, only trajectories for the winter months, when there is the maximum in KD cases, were considered. Trajectories traced back in time 10 days for each dataset and location were generated using the flexible particle Lagrangian dispersion model (FLEXPART Version 8.23 [Stohl et al. 2005]) run in backward mode. The particles modeled were air tracers, with 10,000 particles used on each model run. The model output used was residence time, with an output grid of 0.5° latitude × longitude and a time resolution of 3 h. The data input used for the FLEXPART model was gridded atmospheric wind velocity from the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Re-Analysis (ERA-Interim at 1°). Aggregates of winter period back-trajectories were calculated for three different regions of Japan. A common source of wind air masses was located for periods with High Kawasaki disease. Knowing the trajectories of winds from the air transport models, a sampling methodology was developed in order to capture the possible etiological agent or other tracers that could have been released together. This methodology is based on the sterilized filtering of high volumes of the transported air at medium tropospheric levels by aircraft sampling and a later analyze these filters with adequate techniques. High purity

  4. A method for visualizing surface-exposed and internal PfEMP1 adhesion antigens in Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes

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    Arnot David E

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The insertion of parasite antigens into the host erythrocyte membrane and the structure and distribution of Plasmodium falciparum adhesion receptors on that membrane are poorly understood. Laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM and a novel labelling and fixation method have been used to obtain high resolution immuno-fluorescent images of erythrocyte surface PfEMP1 and internal antigens which allow analysis of the accumulation of PfEMP1 on the erythrocyte membrane during asexual development. Methods A novel staining technique has been developed which permits distinction between erythrocyte surface PfEMP1 and intracellular PfEMP1, in parasites whose nuclear material is exceptionally well resolved. Primary antibody detection by fluorescence is carried out on the live parasitized erythrocyte. The surface labelled cells are then fixed using paraformaldehyde and permeabilized with a non-ionic detergent to permit access of antibodies to internal parasite antigens. Differentiation between surface and internal antigens is achieved using antibodies labelled with different fluorochromes and confocal microscopy Results Surface exposed PfEMP1 is first detectable by antibodies at the trophozoite stage of intracellular parasite development although the improved detection method indicates that there are differences between different laboratory isolates in the kinetics of accumulation of surface-exposed PfEMP1. Conclusion A sensitive method for labelling surface and internal PfEMP1 with up to three different fluorochromes has been developed for laser scanning confocal optical microscopy and the analysis of the developmental expression of malaria adhesion antigens.

  5. Evaluating a Space-Based Indicator of Surface Ozone-NO x -VOC Sensitivity Over Midlatitude Source Regions and Application to Decadal Trends.

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    Jin, Xiaomeng; Fiore, Arlene M; Murray, Lee T; Valin, Lukas C; Lamsal, Lok N; Duncan, Bryan; Boersma, K Folkert; De Smedt, Isabelle; Abad, Gonzalo Gonzalez; Chance, Kelly; Tonnesen, Gail S

    2017-10-16

    Determining effective strategies for mitigating surface ozone (O 3 ) pollution requires knowledge of the relative ambient concentrations of its precursors, NO x , and VOCs. The space-based tropospheric column ratio of formaldehyde to NO 2 (FNR) has been used as an indicator to identify NO x -limited versus NO x -saturated O 3 formation regimes. Quantitative use of this indicator ratio is subject to three major uncertainties: (1) the split between NO x -limited and NO x -saturated conditions may shift in space and time, (2) the ratio of the vertically integrated column may not represent the near-surface environment, and (3) satellite products contain errors. We use the GEOS-Chem global chemical transport model to evaluate the quantitative utility of FNR observed from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument over three northern midlatitude source regions. We find that FNR in the model surface layer is a robust predictor of the simulated near-surface O 3 production regime. Extending this surface-based predictor to a column-based FNR requires accounting for differences in the HCHO and NO 2 vertical profiles. We compare four combinations of two OMI HCHO and NO 2 retrievals with modeled FNR. The spatial and temporal correlations between the modeled and satellite-derived FNR vary with the choice of NO 2 product, while the mean offset depends on the choice of HCHO product. Space-based FNR indicates that the spring transition to NO x -limited regimes has shifted at least a month earlier over major cities (e.g., New York, London, and Seoul) between 2005 and 2015. This increase in NO x sensitivity implies that NO x emission controls will improve O 3 air quality more now than it would have a decade ago.

  6. AN ANOMALOUS COMPOSITION IN SLOW SOLAR WIND AS A SIGNATURE OF MAGNETIC RECONNECTION IN ITS SOURCE REGION

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    Zhao, L.; Landi, E.; Lepri, S. T.; Kocher, M.; Zurbuchen, T. H.; Fisk, L. A.; Raines, J. M., E-mail: lzh@umich.edu [Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)

    2017-01-01

    In this paper, we study a subset of slow solar winds characterized by an anomalous charge state composition and ion temperatures compared to average solar wind distributions, and thus referred to as an “Outlier” wind. We find that although this wind is slower and denser than normal slow wind, it is accelerated from the same source regions (active regions and quiet-Sun regions) as the latter and its occurrence rate depends on the solar cycle. The defining property of the Outlier wind is that its charge state composition is the same as that of normal slow wind, with the only exception being a very large decrease in the abundance of fully charged species (He{sup 2+}, C{sup 6+}, N{sup 7+}, O{sup 8+}, Mg{sup 12+}), resulting in a significant depletion of the He and C element abundances. Based on these observations, we suggest three possible scenarios for the origin of this wind: (1) local magnetic waves preferentially accelerating non-fully stripped ions over fully stripped ions from a loop opened by reconnection; (2) depleted fully stripped ions already contained in the corona magnetic loops before they are opened up by reconnection; or (3) fully stripped ions depleted by Coulomb collision after magnetic reconnection in the solar corona. If any one of these three scenarios is confirmed, the Outlier wind represents a direct signature of slow wind release through magnetic reconnection.

  7. Study on the Method of Grass Yield Model in the Source Region of Three Rivers with Multivariate Data

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    You, Haoyan; Luo, Chengfeng; Liu, Zhengjun; Wang, Jiao

    2014-01-01

    This paper uses remote sensing and GIS technology to analyse the Source Region of Three Rivers (SRTR) to establish a grass yield estimation model during 2010 with remote sensing data, meteorological data, grassland type data and ground measured data. Analysis of the correlation between ground measured data, vegetation index based HJ-1A/B satellite data, meteorological data and grassland type data were used to establish the grass yield model. The grass yield model was studied by several statistical methods, such as multiple linear regression and Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR). The model's precision was validated. Finally, the best model to estimate the grass yield of Maduo County in SRTR was contrasted with the TM degraded grassland interpretation image of Maduo County from 2009. The result shows that: (1) Comparing with the multiple linear regression model, the GWR model gave a much better fitting result with the quality of fit increasing significantly from less than 0.3 to more than 0.8; (2) The most sensitive factors affecting the grass yield in SRTR were precipitation from May to August and drought index from May to August. From calculation of the five vegetation indices, MSAVI fitted the best; (3) The Maduo County grass yield estimated by the optimal model was consistent with the TM degraded grassland interpretation image, the spatial distribution of grass yield in Maduo County for 2010 showed a ''high south and low north'' pattern

  8. SOURCE REGIONS OF THE TYPE II RADIO BURST OBSERVED DURING A CME–CME INTERACTION ON 2013 MAY 22

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    Mäkelä, P.; Reiner, M. J.; Akiyama, S.; Gopalswamy, N.; Krupar, V.

    2016-01-01

    We report on our study of radio source regions during the type II radio burst on 2013 May 22 based on direction-finding analysis of the Wind /WAVES and STEREO /WAVES (SWAVES) radio observations at decameter–hectometric wavelengths. The type II emission showed an enhancement that coincided with the interaction of two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) launched in sequence along closely spaced trajectories. The triangulation of the SWAVES source directions posited the ecliptic projections of the radio sources near the line connecting the Sun and the STEREO-A spacecraft. The WAVES and SWAVES source directions revealed shifts in the latitude of the radio source, indicating that the spatial location of the dominant source of the type II emission varies during the CME–CME interaction. The WAVES source directions close to 1 MHz frequencies matched the location of the leading edge of the primary CME seen in the images of the LASCO/C3 coronagraph. This correspondence of spatial locations at both wavelengths confirms that the CME–CME interaction region is the source of the type II enhancement. Comparison of radio and white-light observations also showed that at lower frequencies scattering significantly affects radio wave propagation.

  9. Integrated Verification Experiment data collected as part of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Source Region Program

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    Whitaker, R.W.; Noel, S.D.

    1992-12-01

    The summary report by Tom Weaver gives the overall background for the series of IVE (Integrated Verification Experiment) experiments including information on the full set of measurements made. This appendix presents details of the infrasound data for the and discusses certain aspects of a few special experiments. Prior to FY90, the emphasis of the Infrasound Program was on underground nuclear test (UGT) detection and yield estimation. During this time the Infrasound Program was a separate program at Los Alamos, and it was suggested to DOE/OAC that a regional infrasound network be established around NTS. The IVE experiments took place in a time frame that allowed simultaneous testing of possible network sites and examination of propagation in different directions. Whenever possible, infrasound stations were combined with seismic stations so that a large number could be efficiently fielded. The regional infrasound network was not pursued by DOE, as world events began to change the direction of verification toward non-proliferation. Starting in FY90 the infrasound activity became part of the Source Region Program which has a goal of understanding how energy is transported from the UGT to a variety of measurement locations.

  10. Simulation

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    2006-01-01

    Ross's Simulation, Fourth Edition introduces aspiring and practicing actuaries, engineers, computer scientists and others to the practical aspects of constructing computerized simulation studies to analyze and interpret real phenomena. Readers learn to apply results of these analyses to problems in a wide variety of fields to obtain effective, accurate solutions and make predictions about future outcomes. This text explains how a computer can be used to generate random numbers, and how to use these random numbers to generate the behavior of a stochastic model over time. It presents the statist

  11. Determining the source region of auroral emissions in the prenoon oval using coordinated Polar BEAR UV-imaging and DMSP particle measurements

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    Newell, Patrick T.; Meng, CHING-I.; Huffman, Robert E.

    1992-01-01

    The Polar Beacon Experiment and Auroral Research (Polar BEAR) satellite included the capability for imaging the dayside auroral oval in full sunlight at several wavelengths. Particle observations from the DMSP F7 satellite during dayside auroral oval crossings are compared with approximately simultaneous Polar BEAR 1356-A images to determine the magnetospheric source region of the dayside auroral oval. The source region is determined from the DMSP particle data, according to recent work concerning the classification and identification of precipitation source regions. The close DMSP/Polar BEAR coincidences all occur when the former satellite is located between 0945 and 1000 MLT. Instances of auroral arcs mapping to each of several different regions, including the boundary plasma sheet, the low-latitude boundary layer, and the plasma mantle were found. It was determined that about half the time the most prominent auroral arcs are located at the interfaces between distinct plasma regions, at least at the local time studied here.

  12. EMP Attachment 3 DOE-SC PNNL Site Dose Assessment Guidance

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    Snyder, Sandra F.

    2011-12-21

    This Dose Assessment Guidance (DAG) describes methods to use to determine the Maximally-Exposed Individual (MEI) location and to estimate dose impact to that individual under the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Site Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP). This guidance applies to public dose from radioactive material releases to the air from PNNL Site operations. This document is an attachment to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) and describes dose assessment guidance for radiological air emissions. The impact of radiological air emissions from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) PNNL Site is indicated by dose estimates to a maximally exposed member of the public, referred to as the maximally exposed individual (MEI). Reporting requirements associated with dose to members of the public from radiological air emissions are in 40 CFR Part 61.94, WAC 246-247-080, and DOE Order 458.1. The DOE Order and state standards for dose from radioactive air emissions are consistent with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dose standards in 40 CFR 61.92 (i.e., 10 mrem/yr to a MEI). Despite the fact that the current Contract Requirements Document (CRD) for the DOE-SC PNNL Site operations does not include the requirement to meet DOE CRD 458.1, paragraph 2.b, public dose limits, the DOE dose limits would be met when EPA limits are met.

  13. Quantifying the streamflow response to frozen ground degradation in the source region of the Yellow River within the Budyko framework

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    Wang, Taihua; Yang, Hanbo; Yang, Dawen; Qin, Yue; Wang, Yuhan

    2018-03-01

    The source region of the Yellow River (SRYR) is greatly important for water resources throughout the entire Yellow River Basin. Streamflow in the SRYR has experienced great changes over the past few decades, which is closely related to the frozen ground degradation; however, the extent of this influence is still unclear. In this study, the air freezing index (DDFa) is selected as an indicator for the degree of frozen ground degradation. A water-energy balance equation within the Budyko framework is employed to quantify the streamflow response to the direct impact of climate change, which manifests as changes in the precipitation and potential evapotranspiration, as well as the impact of frozen ground degradation, which can be regarded as part of the indirect impact of climate change. The results show that the direct impact of climate change and the impact of frozen ground degradation can explain 55% and 33%, respectively, of the streamflow decrease for the entire SRYR from Period 1 (1965-1989) to Period 2 (1990-2003). In the permafrost-dominated region upstream of the Jimai hydrological station, the impact of frozen ground degradation can explain 71% of the streamflow decrease. From Period 2 (1990-2003) to Period 3 (2004-2015), the observed streamflow did not increase as much as the precipitation; this could be attributed to the combined effects of increasing potential evapotranspiration and more importantly, frozen ground degradation. Frozen ground degradation could influence streamflow by increasing the groundwater storage when the active layer thickness increases in permafrost-dominated regions. These findings will help develop a better understanding of the impact of frozen ground degradation on water resources in the Tibetan Plateau.

  14. Seasonal Differences in Climatic Controls of Vegetation Growth in the Beijing-Tianjin Sand Source Region of China.

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    Wang, H.

    2017-12-01

    Seasonal differences in climatic controls of vegetation growth in the Beijing-Tianjin Sand Source Region of China Bin He1 , Haiyan Wan11 State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China Corresponding author: Bin He, email addresses: hebin@bnu.edu.cnPhone:+861058806506, Address: Beijing Normal University, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China. Email addresses of co-authors: wanghaiyan@mail.bnu.edu.cnABSTRACTLaunched in 2000, the Beiing-Tainjin Sand Source Controlling Project (BTSSCP) is an ecological restoration project intended to prevent desertification in China. Evidence from multiple sources has confirmed increases in vegetation growth in the BTSSCP region since the initiation of the project. Precipitation and related soil moisture conditions typically are considered to be the main drivers of vegetation growth in this arid region. However, by investigating the relationships between vegetation growth and corresponding climatic factors, we identified seasonal variation in the climatic constraints of vegetation growth. In spring, vegetation growth is stimulated mainly by elevated temperature, whereas precipitation is the lead driver of summer greening. In autumn, positive effects of both temperature and precipitation on vegetation growth were observed. Furthermore, strong biosphere-atmosphere interactions were observed in this region. Spring warming promotes vegetation growth, but also reduces soil moisture. Summer greening has a strong cooling effect on land surface temperature. These results indicate that 1) precipitation-based projections of vegetation growth may be misleading; and 2) the ecological and environment consequences of ecological projects should be comprehensively evaluated. KEYWORDS: vegetation growth, climatic drivers, seasonal variation, BTSSCP

  15. Analysis on the Change of Grassland Coverage in the Source Region of Three Rivers during 2000-2012

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    Luo, Chengfeng; Wang, Jiao; Liu, Meilin; Liu, Zhengjun

    2014-01-01

    The Source Region of Three Rivers (SRTR) has very important ecological functions which form an ecological security barrier for China's Qinghai-Tibet plateau. As the biggest nationally occuring nature reserve region in China, the ecological environment here is very fragile. In SRTR the grassland coverage is an effective detector to reflect the ecological environment condition, because it records the changing process of climatic and environmental sensitively. In recent years SRTR has been suffering pressures from both nature and social pressures. With MODIS data the study monitored the grassland coverage continuously in SRTR from 2000 to 2012. The density-model was adapted to estimate grassland coverage degree firstly. Then the degree of change and the change intensity, change type were used to judge the grassland coverage change trend comprehensively. For grassland coverage there was natural change annual or within the year, and the degree of change was used to judge if there was change or not. The grassland has another important characteristic, annual fluctuation, and it can be differed from sustained changes with change type. For grassland coverage, such continuous change, like improvement or degradation, and to what extent, has more guidance sense on specific production practice. On the base of change type and degree of change, change intensity was used to identify the change trend of the grassland coverage. The analysis results from our study show that steady state and fluctuation are two main change trends for the vegetation coverage in SRTR from 2000 to 2012. The conclusion of this paper can provide references in response to environment change research and in the regional ecological environmental protection project in SRTR

  16. Increasing trends in rainfall-runoff erosivity in the Source Region of the Three Rivers, 1961-2012.

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    Wang, Yousheng; Cheng, Congcong; Xie, Yun; Liu, Baoyuan; Yin, Shuiqing; Liu, Yingna; Hao, Yanfang

    2017-08-15

    As the head source of the two longest rivers in China and the longest river in Southeast Asia, the East Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is experiencing increasing thaw snowmelt and more heavy precipitation events under global warming, which might lead to soil erosion risk. To understand the potential driving force of soil erosion and its relationship with precipitation in the context of climate change, this study analyzed long-term variations in annual rainfall-runoff erosivity, a climatic index of soil erosion, by using the Mann-Kendall statistical test and Theil and Sen's approach in the Source Region of the Three Rivers during 1961-2012. The results showed the followings: (i) increasing annual rainfall-runoff erosivity was observed over the past 52years, with a mean relative trend index (RT 1 ) value of 12.1%. The increasing trend was more obvious for the latest two decades: RT 1 was nearly three times larger than that over the entire period; (ii) more precipitation events and a higher precipitation amount were the major forces for the increasing rainfall-runoff erosivity; (iii) similar rising trends in sediment yields, which corresponded to rainfall-runoff erosivity under slightly increasing vegetation coverage in the study area, implied a large contribution of rainfall-runoff erosivity to the increasing sediment yields; and (iv) high warming rates increased the risk of soil destruction, soil erosion and sediment yields. Conservation measures, such as enclosing grassland, returning grazing land to grassland and rotation grazing since the 1980s, have maintained vegetation coverage and should be continued and strengthened. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Alpine grassland soil organic carbon stock and its uncertainty in the three rivers source region of the Tibetan Plateau.

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    Full Text Available Alpine grassland of the Tibetan Plateau is an important component of global soil organic carbon (SOC stocks, but insufficient field observations and large spatial heterogeneity leads to great uncertainty in their estimation. In the Three Rivers Source Region (TRSR, alpine grasslands account for more than 75% of the total area. However, the regional carbon (C stock estimate and their uncertainty have seldom been tested. Here we quantified the regional SOC stock and its uncertainty using 298 soil profiles surveyed from 35 sites across the TRSR during 2006-2008. We showed that the upper soil (0-30 cm depth in alpine grasslands of the TRSR stores 2.03 Pg C, with a 95% confidence interval ranging from 1.25 to 2.81 Pg C. Alpine meadow soils comprised 73% (i.e. 1.48 Pg C of the regional SOC estimate, but had the greatest uncertainty at 51%. The statistical power to detect a deviation of 10% uncertainty in grassland C stock was less than 0.50. The required sample size to detect this deviation at a power of 90% was about 6-7 times more than the number of sample sites surveyed. Comparison of our observed SOC density with the corresponding values from the dataset of Yang et al. indicates that these two datasets are comparable. The combined dataset did not reduce the uncertainty in the estimate of the regional grassland soil C stock. This result could be mainly explained by the underrepresentation of sampling sites in large areas with poor accessibility. Further research to improve the regional SOC stock estimate should optimize sampling strategy by considering the number of samples and their spatial distribution.

  18. Dissolution and Release of Gaseous Nitrogen (N2, N2O) in the Source Region of the Yellow River

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    Zhang, L.; Xia, X.; Wang, J.

    2017-12-01

    Nitrogen is an important biogenic element. The migration and transformation of nitrogen in rivers is an important process affecting global nitrogen cycling and greenhouse gas emissions. However, there is a lack of research on nitrogen removal and greenhouse gas emission characteristics of high altitude rivers. In this work, the spatial and temporal variations of dissolved nitrogen (N2 and N2O) concentrations, saturation, and release flux as well as their responses to environmental factors were studied in the Yellow River source area, a typical high altitude river. The results showed that the dissolved concentrations of N2 and N2O in the rivers were 8.24-137.75 μmol.L-1 and 2.57-31.94 nmol.L-1, respectively. N2 and N2O saturation were greater than 100% for all the sampling sites, indicating that the river is a release source for atmosphere N2 and N2O. Correspondingly, the fluxes of N2 and N2O from river water to atmosphere were 24.12-1606.57 mmol (m2.d) -1 and 12.96-276.81 μmol (m2.d) -1, respectively. Generally, the dissolution concentration and release flux of N2 and N2O in July were larger than that in May. The concentrations of N2 and N2O in river water were related to the environmental factors, and the dissolved concentration of N2 in the surface water was significantly positively correlated with water temperature, NH4+-N and total inorganic nitrogen (DIN) (p<0.01). The dissolved concentration of N2O was significantly positively correlated with the content of suspended particulates, DO, and DIN (p<0.01). Thus, DIN is a key factor in the process of N2 and N2O formation. This study can help to understand the nitrogen cycling in high-altitude rivers and provide basic data for a comprehensive assessment of global river nitrogen loss. Key Words: Source Region of the Yellow River; Gaseous Nitrogen; Nitrogen loss; High altitude river

  19. Optical and microphysical properties of natural mineral dust and anthropogenic soil dust near dust source regions over northwestern China

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    Wang, Xin; Wen, Hui; Shi, Jinsen; Bi, Jianrong; Huang, Zhongwei; Zhang, Beidou; Zhou, Tian; Fu, Kaiqi; Chen, Quanliang; Xin, Jinyuan

    2018-02-01

    Mineral dust aerosols (MDs) not only influence the climate by scattering and absorbing solar radiation but also modify cloud properties and change the ecosystem. From 3 April to 16 May 2014, a ground-based mobile laboratory was deployed to measure the optical and microphysical properties of MDs near dust source regions in Wuwei, Zhangye, and Dunhuang (in chronological order) along the Hexi Corridor over northwestern China. Throughout this dust campaign, the hourly averaged (±standard deviation) aerosol scattering coefficients (σsp, 550 nm) of the particulates with aerodynamic diameters less than 2.5 µm (PM2.5) at these three sites were sequentially 101.5 ± 36.8, 182.2 ± 433.1, and 54.0 ± 32.0 Mm-1. Correspondingly, the absorption coefficients (σap, 637 nm) were 9.7 ± 6.1, 6.0 ± 4.6, and 2.3 ± 0.9 Mm-1; single-scattering albedos (ω, 637 nm) were 0.902 ± 0.025, 0.931 ± 0.037, and 0.949 ± 0.020; and scattering Ångström exponents (Åsp, 450-700 nm) of PM2.5 were 1.28 ± 0.27, 0.77 ± 0.51, and 0.52 ± 0.31. During a severe dust storm in Zhangye (i.e., from 23 to 25 April), the highest values of σsp2.5 ( ˜ 5074 Mm-1), backscattering coefficient (σbsp2.5, ˜ 522 Mm-1), and ω637 ( ˜ 0.993) and the lowest values of backscattering fraction (b2.5, ˜ 0.101) at 550 nm and Åsp2.5 ( ˜ -0.046) at 450-700 nm, with peak values of aerosol number size distribution (appearing at the particle diameter range of 1-3 µm), exhibited that the atmospheric aerosols were dominated by coarse-mode dust aerosols. It is hypothesized that the relatively higher values of mass scattering efficiency during floating dust episodes in Wuwei and Zhangye are attributed to the anthropogenic soil dust produced by agricultural cultivations.

  20. Hemiparesia esquerda consecutiva a empeçonhamento: Por Bothrops Jararacussu

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    Napoleão L. Teixeira

    1944-09-01

    Full Text Available O A. apresenta uma observação de hemiparesia esquerda, consecutiva a envenenamento por Bothrops Jararacussu. É o segundo caso que publica, com idêntica etiologia; além das suas, há duas outras observações semelhantes, de Octávio de Magalhães. Depois de discorrer sobre as hemiplegias cerebrais infantis - mais comuns - lembra que estas nem sempre se acompanham de espasticidade, podendo apresentar-se, raramente, com hipotonia muscular, ou mesmo de coréia, atetose, ou movimentos córeo-atetóticos que falam em favor de comprometimento extrapiramidal. Assinala, também, que crises epileptiformes - generalizadas ou parciais - podem ocorrer, o mesmo se podendo dizer de distúrbios psíquicos. Traduzir-se-iam, estes, por déficit intelectual marcado, podendo ir desde a debilidade mental até a idiotia; ou então, mesmo quando não há aparente comprometimento da esfera intelectual, por perturbações da afetividade, da vontade e do pragmatismo. Passando em revista as causas mais frequentes das hemiplegias cerebrais infantis, abre lugar, dentre elas, para os empeçonhamentos ofídico e escorpiônico (Magalhães e Guimarães. Estuda, a seguir, a patogenia das hemiplegias no decurso dos referidos empeçonhamentos, alinhando as hipóteses correntes, da preferência de conceituadas autoridades no assunto. Transcreve, finalmente, sua observação clínica, da qual se pode concluir, sem dúvida possível, haver, no caso "que apresenta, estreita e imediata ligação entre o envenenamento ofídico e a hemiparesia em estudo. O observado seria portador, além do mais, de crises epileptiformes generalizadas, aparecidas logo a seguir ao empeçonhamento. Além da fotografia do caso que apresenta, mostra-nos o A. outra, de caso anteriormente publicado, este, porém, de hemiplegia cerebral infantil típica, instalada aos 11 anos, após picada de Bothrops jararaca.

  1. La depresión en la infancia desde la perspectiva de las taxonomías empíricas

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    López Soler, Concepción; López Pina, José Antonio

    1998-01-01

    En este trabajo se analiza la depresión infantil desde el modelo de taxonomías empíricas propuesto por Achenbach y Edelbrock. Se revisan algunos aspectos diferenciales en el diagnóstico de la depresión en menores y adultos. La parte empírica se cent

  2. Análisis semiótico en secuencias de interacción empáticas y no empáticas: un estudio microgenético

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    Full Text Available Resumen Este estudio tuvo por objetivo explorar y describir el proceso de regulación dialógica en interacciones conversacionales. Se registraron en video treinta díadas de estudiantes desconocidos entre sí en interacciones que tuvieron una manipulación orientada a generar una situación empática o bien no-empática. Se seleccionaron cuatro segmentos de conversación, dos por cada tipo de interacción. El texto fue analizado con un protocolo de análisis semiótico basado en el modelo de análisis propuesto por (Molina, 2007. Los resultados muestran que las interacciones empáticas se caracterizan por un proceso de coconstrucción de significados, con una adecuada administración de la tensión y una identificación con el signo lingüístico. Por otra parte, las interacciones no empáticas se caracterizan por la emergencia de signos lingüísticos que no continúan la secuencia de construcción de significados; con una alta tensión dialógica, y una estrategia de distanciamiento o abandono del campo de significado.

  3. analysis of large electromagnetic pulse simulators using the electric field integral equation method in time domain

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    Jamali, J.; Aghajafari, R.; Moini, R.; Sadeghi, H.

    2002-01-01

    A time-domain approach is presented to calculate electromagnetic fields inside a large Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) simulator. This type of EMP simulator is used for studying the effect of electromagnetic pulses on electrical apparatus in various structures such as vehicles, a reoplanes, etc. The simulator consists of three planar transmission lines. To solve the problem, we first model the metallic structure of the simulator as a grid of conducting wires. The numerical solution of the governing electric field integral equation is then obtained using the method of moments in time domain. To demonstrate the accuracy of the model, we consider a typical EMP simulator. The comparison of our results with those obtained experimentally in the literature validates the model introduced in this paper

  4. Organização de Reparo na Conversa Cotidiana: um Estudo Empírico

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    Caroline Caputo Pires

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho visa analisar ocorrências de trajetórias de reparo com dados em fala-em-interação em uma filmagem com quatro brasileiros intercambistas na Alemanha, no qual apresentam suas experiências no período de um ano em contato com outra língua e cultural. Assim, para descrever o fenômeno de reparo (SIDNELL, 2010, GARCEZ, 2008, LODER, 2005 é importante destacar que os participantes em interação e demonstrável pela articulação de análises comunicacionais, o fenômeno do reparo é importante para a interpretação em relação à correção na fala-em-interação, na medida em que o reparo se refere às práticas que participantes usam para contornar problemas ou obstáculos na fala, audição ou compreensão da fala. Enfatiza-se, nesse trabalho, que os estudos sobre reparo na fala-em-interação se deram no campo dos estudos da Análise da Conversa, entre estudiosos que se interessam nas ações cotidianas na vida das pessoas. Dessa forma, a base empírica desse trabalho focalizará os conceitos da Análise da Conversa, fenômenos de reparo em uma filmagem de uma interação de brasileiros em intercambio no ano de 2014. Os dados empíricos fazem parte do projeto da UFMG que investiga perspectivas comunicativas e as atitudes extracomunicativas que indivíduos realizam e desenvolvem no decorrer de um encontro intercultural de duração maior.

  5. Antigenic variation and the genetics and epigenetics of the PfEMP1 erythrocyte surface antigens in Plasmodium falciparum malaria

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    Arnot, David E; Jensen, Anja T R

    2011-01-01

    . Sterile immunity is not achieved and chronic parasitization of apparently healthy adults is the norm. In this article, we analyse the best understood malaria "antigenic variation" system, that based on Plasmodium falciparum's PfEMP1-type cytoadhesion antigens, and critically review recent literature...

  6. SEISMIC SITE RESPONSE ESTIMATION IN THE NEAR SOURCE REGION OF THE 2009 L’AQUILA, ITALY, EARTHQUAKE

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    Bertrand, E.; Azzara, R.; Bergamashi, F.; Bordoni, P.; Cara, F.; Cogliano, R.; Cultrera, G.; di Giulio, G.; Duval, A.; Fodarella, A.; Milana, G.; Pucillo, S.; Régnier, J.; Riccio, G.; Salichon, J.

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    The 6th of April 2009, at 3:32 local time, a Mw 6.3 earthquake hit the Abruzzo region (central Italy) causing more than 300 casualties. The epicenter of the earthquake was 95km NE of Rome and 10km from the center of the city of L’Aquila, the administrative capital of the Abruzzo region. This city has a population of about 70,000 and was severely damaged by the earthquake, the total cost of the buildings damage being estimated around 3 Bn €. Historical masonry buildings particularly suffered from the seismic shaking, but some reinforced concrete structures from more modern construction were also heavily damaged. To better estimate the seismic solicitation of these structures during the earthquake, we deployed temporary arrays in the near source region. Downtown L’Aquila, as well as a rural quarter composed of ancient dwelling-centers located western L’Aquila (Roio area), have been instrumented. The array set up downtown consisted of nearly 25 stations including velocimetric and accelerometric sensors. In the Roio area, 6 stations operated for almost one month. The data has been processed in order to study the spectral ratios of the horizontal component of ground motion at the soil site and at a reference site, as well as the spectral ratio of the horizontal and the vertical movement at a single recording site. Downtown L’Aquila is set on a Quaternary fluvial terrace (breccias with limestone boulders and clasts in a marly matrix), which forms the left bank of the Aterno River and slopes down in the southwest direction towards the Aterno River. The alluvial are lying on lacustrine sediments reaching their maximum thickness (about 250m) in the center of L’Aquila. After De Luca et al. (2005), these quaternary deposits seem to lead in an important amplification factor in the low frequency range (0.5-0.6 Hz). However, the level of amplification varies strongly from one point to the other in the center of the city. This new experimentation allows new and more

  7. Optical and microphysical properties of natural mineral dust and anthropogenic soil dust near dust source regions over northwestern China

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    X. Wang

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Mineral dust aerosols (MDs not only influence the climate by scattering and absorbing solar radiation but also modify cloud properties and change the ecosystem. From 3 April to 16 May 2014, a ground-based mobile laboratory was deployed to measure the optical and microphysical properties of MDs near dust source regions in Wuwei, Zhangye, and Dunhuang (in chronological order along the Hexi Corridor over northwestern China. Throughout this dust campaign, the hourly averaged (±standard deviation aerosol scattering coefficients (σsp, 550 nm of the particulates with aerodynamic diameters less than 2.5 µm (PM2.5 at these three sites were sequentially 101.5 ± 36.8, 182.2 ± 433.1, and 54.0 ± 32.0 Mm−1. Correspondingly, the absorption coefficients (σap, 637 nm were 9.7 ± 6.1, 6.0 ± 4.6, and 2.3 ± 0.9 Mm−1; single-scattering albedos (ω, 637 nm were 0.902 ± 0.025, 0.931 ± 0.037, and 0.949 ± 0.020; and scattering Ångström exponents (Åsp, 450–700 nm of PM2.5 were 1.28 ± 0.27, 0.77 ± 0.51, and 0.52 ± 0.31. During a severe dust storm in Zhangye (i.e., from 23 to 25 April, the highest values of σsp2.5 ( ∼  5074 Mm−1, backscattering coefficient (σbsp2.5,  ∼  522 Mm−1, and ω637 ( ∼  0.993 and the lowest values of backscattering fraction (b2.5,  ∼  0.101 at 550 nm and Åsp2.5 ( ∼  −0.046 at 450–700 nm, with peak values of aerosol number size distribution (appearing at the particle diameter range of 1–3 µm, exhibited that the atmospheric aerosols were dominated by coarse-mode dust aerosols. It is hypothesized that the relatively higher values of mass scattering efficiency during floating dust episodes in Wuwei and Zhangye are attributed to the anthropogenic soil dust produced by agricultural cultivations.

  8. Evasion of Immunity to Plasmodium falciparum: Rosettes of Blood Group A Impair Recognition of PfEMP1

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    Moll, Kirsten; Palmkvist, Mia; Ch'ng, Junhong; Kiwuwa, Mpungu Steven; Wahlgren, Mats

    2015-01-01

    The ABO blood group antigens are expressed on erythrocytes but also on endothelial cells, platelets and serum proteins. Notably, the ABO blood group of a malaria patient determines the development of the disease given that blood group O reduces the probability to succumb in severe malaria, compared to individuals of groups A, B or AB. P. falciparum rosetting and sequestration are mediated by PfEMP1, RIFIN and STEVOR, expressed at the surface of the parasitized red blood cell (pRBC). Antibodies to these antigens consequently modify the course of a malaria infection by preventing sequestration and promoting phagocytosis of pRBC. Here we have studied rosetting P. falciparum and present evidence of an immune evasion mechanism not previously recognized. We find the accessibility of antibodies to PfEMP1 at the surface of the pRBC to be reduced when P. falciparum forms rosettes in blood group A RBC, as compared to group O RBC. The pRBC surrounds itself with tightly bound normal RBC that makes PfEMP1 inaccessible to antibodies and clearance by the immune system. Accordingly, pRBC of in vitro cloned P. falciparum devoid of ABO blood group dependent rosetting were equally well detected by anti-PfEMP1 antibodies, independent of the blood group utilized for their propagation. The pathogenic mechanisms underlying the severe forms of malaria may in patients of blood group A depend on the ability of the parasite to mask PfEMP1 from antibody recognition, in so doing evading immune clearance. PMID:26714011

  9. Parametrics for Molecular Deuterium Concentrations in the Source Region of the UW-IEC Device Using an Ion Acoustic Wave Diagnostic

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    Boris, D. R.; Emmert, G. A.

    2007-11-01

    The ion source region of the UW-Inertial Electrostatic Confinement device is comprised of a filament assisted DC discharge plasma that exists between the wall of the IEC vacuum chamber and the grounded spherical steel grid that makes up the anode of the IEC device. A 0-dimensional rate equation calculation of the molecular deuterium ion species concentration has been applied utilizing varying primary electron energy, and neutral gas pressure. By propagating ion acoustic waves in the source region of the IEC device the concentrations of molecular deuterium ion species have been determined for these varying plasma conditions, and high D3^+ concentrations have been verified. This was done by utilizing the multi-species ion acoustic wave dispersion relation, which relates the phase speed of the multi-species ion acoustic wave, vph, to the sum in quadrature of the concentration weighted ion acoustic sound speeds of the individual ion species.

  10. Determining the source region of auroral emissions in the prenoon oval using coordinated Polar BEAR UV-imaging and DMSP particle measurements

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    Newell, P.T.; Meng, C.I.; Huffman, R.E.

    1992-01-01

    The Polar Beacon Experiment and Auroral Research (Polar BEAR) satellite included the capability for imaging the dayside auroral oval in full sunlight at several wavelengths. The authors compare particle observations from the DMSP F7 satellite during dayside auroral oval crossings with approximately simultaneous Polar BEAR 1,356-angstrom images to determine the magnetospheric source region of the dayside auroral oval. The source region is determined from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) particle data, according to recent work concerning the classification and identification of precipitation source regions. The close DMSP/Polar BEAR coincidences all occur when the former satellite is located between 0945 and 1,000 MLT. The authors found instances of auroral arcs mapping to each of several different regions, including the boundary plasma sheet, the low-latitude boundary layer, and the plasma mantle. However, the results indicate that about half the time the most prominent auroral arcs are located at the interfaces between distinct plasma regions, at least at the local time studied here

  11. The evaluation of the earthquake hazard using the exponential distribution method for different seismic source regions in and around Ağrı

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    Bayrak, Yusuf, E-mail: ybayrak@agri.edu.tr [Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Ağrı/Turkey (Turkey); Türker, Tuğba, E-mail: tturker@ktu.edu.tr [Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Geophysics, Trabzon/Turkey (Turkey)

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    The aim of this study; were determined of the earthquake hazard using the exponential distribution method for different seismic sources of the Ağrı and vicinity. A homogeneous earthquake catalog has been examined for 1900-2015 (the instrumental period) with 456 earthquake data for Ağrı and vicinity. Catalog; Bogazici University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (Burke), National Earthquake Monitoring Center (NEMC), TUBITAK, TURKNET the International Seismological Center (ISC), Seismological Research Institute (IRIS) has been created using different catalogs like. Ağrı and vicinity are divided into 7 different seismic source regions with epicenter distribution of formed earthquakes in the instrumental period, focal mechanism solutions, and existing tectonic structures. In the study, the average magnitude value are calculated according to the specified magnitude ranges for 7 different seismic source region. According to the estimated calculations for 7 different seismic source regions, the biggest difference corresponding with the classes of determined magnitudes between observed and expected cumulative probabilities are determined. The recurrence period and earthquake occurrence number per year are estimated of occurring earthquakes in the Ağrı and vicinity. As a result, 7 different seismic source regions are determined occurrence probabilities of an earthquake 3.2 magnitude, Region 1 was greater than 6.7 magnitude, Region 2 was greater than than 4.7 magnitude, Region 3 was greater than 5.2 magnitude, Region 4 was greater than 6.2 magnitude, Region 5 was greater than 5.7 magnitude, Region 6 was greater than 7.2 magnitude, Region 7 was greater than 6.2 magnitude. The highest observed magnitude 7 different seismic source regions of Ağrı and vicinity are estimated 7 magnitude in Region 6. Region 6 are determined according to determining magnitudes, occurrence years of earthquakes in the future years, respectively, 7.2 magnitude was in 158

  12. Contra um Fetichismo nos Estudos Empíricos em Direito Internacional: Moldura Intencional e o Esvaziamento Significativo da Empiria

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    Artur Roberto Capella Giannattasio

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    Full Text Available Os estudos em Direito Internacional no Brasil têm se aproximado de uma tendência neo-realista do Direito, a qual visa a usar técnicas empíricas na construção e na apresentação de seu objeto para verificar as condições materiais de criação e aplicação do Direito Internacional. Apesar da relevância dessa abordagem para aprimorar o conhecimento jurídico-científico internacional, este trabalho suscita um alerta fenomenológico de matriz husserliana. A discussão recente em torno da criação de uma Corte Constitucional Internacional (CCI se mostra um exemplo ilustrativo. A partir de análise qualitativa documental de fontes primárias e secundárias relativas à CCI, este estudo ressalta que um mesmo material empírico pode sustentar argumentos divergentes - no caso, reforço ou mitigação da autodeterminação dos povos. Essa divergência é interpretada epistemologicamente de acordo com o pensamento fenomenológico husserliano. Percebe-se que, independentemente do material empírico coletado, as conclusões se estabelecem de acordo com o posicionamento categorial do pesquisador. Argumenta-se assim que, apesar de haver uma aderência ao significante empírico, o processo de significação pouco depende dele, o qual tem seu sentido esvaziado. Por isso, argumenta-se que a busca de explicações sobre a origem e a efetividade do Direito Internacional não se restringe a uma dimensão estritamente empírica: apesar de ser necessário incorporar e aprimorar técnicas empíricas nos estudos em Direito Internacional, os limites de aplicação e de eficácia de suas normas jurídicas também derivam de condições imateriais vinculadas às restrições significativas relativas à posição categorial daqueles que as estudam e as operacionalizam.

  13. FPGA-based Upgrade to RITS-6 Control System, Designed with EMP Considerations

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    Anderson, Harold D.; Williams, John T.

    2009-01-01

    The existing control system for the RITS-6, a 20-MA 3-MV pulsed-power accelerator located at Sandia National Laboratories, was built as a system of analog switches because the operators needed to be close enough to the machine to hear pulsed-power breakdowns, yet the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) emitted would disable any processor-based solutions. The resulting system requires operators to activate and deactivate a series of 110-V relays manually in a complex order. The machine is sensitive to both the order of operation and the time taken between steps. A mistake in either case would cause a misfire and possible machine damage. Based on these constraints, a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) was chosen as the core of a proposed upgrade to the control system. An FPGA is a series of logic elements connected during programming. Based on their connections, the elements can mimic primitive logic elements, a process called synthesis. The circuit is static; all paths exist simultaneously and do not depend on a processor. This should make it less sensitive to EMP. By shielding it and using good electromagnetic interference-reduction practices, it should continue to operate well in the electrically noisy environment. The FPGA has two advantages over the existing system. In manual operation mode, the synthesized logic gates keep the operators in sequence. In addition, a clock signal and synthesized countdown circuit provides an automated sequence, with adjustable delays, for quickly executing the time-critical portions of charging and firing. The FPGA is modeled as a set of states, each state being a unique set of values for the output signals. The state is determined by the input signals, and in the automated segment by the value of the synthesized countdown timer, with the default mode placing the system in a safe configuration. Unlike a processor-based system, any system stimulus that results in an abort situation immediately executes a shutdown, with only a tens

  14. Matrimonios mixtos intraeuropeos: un modelo empírico (Intra-European intermarriage: an empirical model

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    Alaminos Chica, Antonio Francisco

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La heterogeneidad con la que nos encontramos al estudiar las parejas interculturales o mixtas, va más allá de las diferencias de origen sociocultural; interviene factores tales como el rol que cada individuo adopta dentro de la pareja (por ejemplo, quién contribuye más económicamente, el status, el nivel educativo, etc.. En este artículo se propone un modelo empírico que muestra el efecto de un conjunto de variables, que expresan circunstancias sociales, sobre la decisión de formar un matrimonio interculturalmente mixto. También las consecuencias en la vida social del individuo.Abstract: The intercultural marriages or mixed marriages depend upon several factor. Not only the different cultural origin. Other determinants like the role of the partner (i.e. economic contribution, status, educational level, etc. or the type of the family (modern, traditional, etc. influence the outcomes. This paper contains a proposal of empirical model for study the intra-European mixed marriages.

  15. Um estudo empírico de um sistema de reconhecimento facial utilizando o classificador KNN

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, apresenta-se um estudo empírico de otimização das taxas de acurácias resultantes de um sistema de reconhecimento facial baseado nas técnicas Eigenfaces e K-Nearest Neighbors. Foram investigadas as seguintes variáveis: imagens com três dimensões distintas, número de características (Eigenfaces, valores de k da técnica K-Nearest Neighbors e três medidas de distância (euclidiana, Manhattan e euclidiana normalizada. Os estudos foram importantes para entender empiricamente quais parâmetros são os mais relevantes para as técnicas analisadas e que resultam em melhores taxas de acurácias de reconhecimento facial. Os resultados dos experimentos comprovaram que as imagens com dimensões 12x9 pixels produzem as melhores taxas de acurácias de reconhecimento facial, combinando com a medida de distância euclidiana normalizada e um número de Eigenfaces igual a vinte.

  16. Test Series 4: seismic-fragility tests of naturally-aged Exide EMP-13 battery cells

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    Bonzon, L.L.; Hente, D.B.; Kukreti, B.M.; Schendel, J.; Tulk, J.D.; Janis, W.J.; Black, D.A.; Paulsen, G.D.; Aucoin, B.D.

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    This report, the fourth in a test series of an extensive seismic research program, covers the testing of a 27-year old lead-antimony Exide EMP-13 cells from the recently decommissioned Shippingport Atomic Power Station. The Exide cells were tested in two configurations using a triaxial shake table: single-cell tests, rigidly mounted; and multicell (five-cell) tests, mounted in a typical battery rack. A total of nine electrically active cells was used in the two different cell configurations. None of the nine cells failed during the actual seismic tests when a range of ZPAs up to 1.5 g was imposed. Subsequent discharge capacity tests of five of the cells showed, however, that none of the cells could deliver the accepted standard of 80% of their rated electrical capacity for 3 hours. In fact, none of the 5 cells could deliver more than a 33% capacity. Two of the seismically tested cells and one untested, low capacity cell were disassembled for examination and metallurgical analyses. The inspection showed the cells to be in poor condition. The negative plates in the vicinity of the bus connections were extremely weak, the positive buses were corroded and brittle, negative and positive active material utilization was extremely uneven, and corrosion products littered the cells

  17. Final report for EMP instrumentation project DNA IACRO 75-815: magnetic thin film sensors

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    Hsieh, E.J.; Miller, D.E.; Vindelov, K.E.; Brown, T.G.

    1975-01-01

    The magnetic thin film current sensor/recorder is a passive device which responds to the peak current and pulse shape of a transient event. The transient current information becomes a permanent record on the film. The thin film device is small, low mass and reusable. It has been proven to be fast (less than 1/2 nanosecond response), radiation hard and applicable to peak current measurement of both CW and pulsed signals. The sensors were initially developed at LLL for pulse-energy measurement on exploding wires. Later the Defense Nuclear Agency sponsored the present project to develop the magnetic thin film devices as EMP diagnostic tools. The Air Force Weapons Lab supported the work to test the field capabilities of the thin film devices at ARES test facility, Kirtland AFB. Sandia Lab is now using a new version of the thin film sensors to monitor the transient current induced by intense radiation in their hybrid microcircuits. Also, a field test has been planned with Naval Electronics Laboratory Center where the thin film sensors are to be used to measure peak CW current caused by rf radiation. Research results are summarized

  18. A compra de votos: uma aproximação empírica

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    Bruno Wilhelm Speck

    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aborda o fenômeno da compra de votos no contexto histórico e apresenta dados de um levantamento empírico realizado através de uma pesquisa de opinião após as eleições municipais no Brasil no ano 2000. São discutidas questões relacionadas ao significado da compra de votos no conjunto das questões ligadas à lisura do processo eleitoral. O texto aborda também os problemas enfrentados na pesquisa em função do assunto abordado e soluções metodológicas encontradas.The author presents the results of a national survey on vote buying during the local elections in Braszil in 2000. In his analysis he places vote buying into the broader historical perspective of electoral and other forms of manipulation and corruption. Specific methodological questions of surveys on such critical questions like fraude and corruption are discussed

  19. The Application of GIS Viewshed Analysis to Roman Urban Studies: the Case-Study of Empúries, Spain

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    Alan E. Kaiser

    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available This article demonstrates the potential of applying GIS viewshed analysis to Roman urban studies. It examines the visual dynamics of the Roman city of Empúries, Spain, through an analysis of the visibility of, and view from, a temple and a domus within the city. The analysis proves that the two buildings in question would have had wide views of the Gulf of Roses to the east of the city, and could easily have been seen by people in boats in the Gulf, but they were virtually invisible from within the city and would certainly not have dominated the cityscape. The article concludes that the absence of the villa and temple from the intramural cityscape of Empúries cautions modern investigators of ancient cities against simply assuming that currently prominent ruins on hills or ridges were also highly visible from near as well as far in antiquity.

  20. La relación entre creatividad y expertise: contribuciones teóricas y empíricas

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    Afonso C. T. Galvao

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available La creatividad y el expertise son temas que están recibiendo mayor atención de los inves­tigadores en distintos campos del conocimiento. Atributos personales asociados a la alta producción creativa, factores que favorecen el desarrollo, la expresión de la creatividad y el expertise, así como los procesos implicados en el desarrollo de la alta competencia y la creatividad, son temas que han sido objeto de numerosos estudios. El presente estudio pre­senta contribuciones teóricas y estudios empíricos acerca de la creatividad y el expertise. Se describen los elementos comunes para el desarrollo de la creatividad y el expertise, así como las características de los ambientes educativos que los promueven, los modelos teóricos y estudios empíricos.

  1. PENGOLAHAN BUAH DAN BIJI RAMBUTAN SEBAGAI MAKANAN TRADISIONAL KOKTAIL, MANISAN, EMPING BIJI RAMBUTAN DAN OBAT HERBAL YANG BERKHASIAT

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    Nuni Widiarti

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    Full Text Available Kegiatan pengabdian kepada masyarakat berupa penyuluhan Pengolahan Buah Dan Biji Rambutan Sebagai Makanan Tradisional Koktail, Manisan, Emping Biji Rambutan Dan Obat Herbal Yang Berkhasiat bertujuan untuk memberikan pengetahuan kepada masyarakat khususnya ibu-ibu PKK dukuh kanggan Desa Wringinputih terhadap manfaat rambutan, dan biji rambutan terhadap kesehatan beserta bagaimana meningkatkan nilai jual rambutan dan biji rambutan pada saat panen raya. Khalayak sasaran dalam pengabdian masyarakat ini adalah ibu-ibu rumah tangga di dukuh Kanggan Desa Wringinputih khususnya warga RT 01 dan 02 RW XIII yang berjumlah 20 orang. Metode yang dilakukan dalam pngabdian ini adalah penyuluhan dan demonstrasi pembuatan emping serta manisan buah rambutan. Manfaat yang diperoleh dari hasil pengabdian ini adalah masyarakat menjadi tahu manfaat dari daun hingga akar dan buah rambutan terhadap berbagai penyakit dan kecantikan.

  2. PENGOLAHAN BUAH DAN BIJI RAMBUTAN SEBAGAI MAKANAN TRADISIONAL KOKTAIL, MANISAN, EMPING BIJI RAMBUTAN DAN OBAT HERBAL YANG BERKHASIAT

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    Nuni Widiarti; Sri Wahyuni; F Widhi Mahatmanti

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    Kegiatan pengabdian kepada masyarakat berupa penyuluhan Pengolahan Buah Dan Biji Rambutan Sebagai Makanan Tradisional Koktail, Manisan, Emping Biji Rambutan Dan Obat Herbal Yang Berkhasiat bertujuan untuk memberikan pengetahuan kepada masyarakat khususnya ibu-ibu PKK dukuh kanggan Desa Wringinputih terhadap manfaat rambutan, dan biji rambutan terhadap kesehatan beserta bagaimana meningkatkan nilai jual rambutan dan biji rambutan pada saat panen raya. Khalayak sasaran dalam pengabdian masyarak...

  3. STATIC{sub T}EMP: a useful computer code for calculating static formation temperatures in geothermal wells

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    Santoyo, E. [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Centro de Investigacion en Energia, Temixco (Mexico); Garcia, A.; Santoyo, S. [Unidad Geotermia, Inst. de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco (Mexico); Espinosa, G. [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Co. Vicentina (Mexico); Hernandez, I. [ITESM, Centro de Sistemas de Manufactura, Monterrey (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    The development and application of the computer code STATIC{sub T}EMP, a useful tool for calculating static formation temperatures from actual bottomhole temperature data logged in geothermal wells is described. STATIC{sub T}EMP is based on five analytical methods which are the most frequently used in the geothermal industry. Conductive and convective heat flow models (radial, spherical/radial and cylindrical/radial) were selected. The computer code is a useful tool that can be reliably used in situ to determine static formation temperatures before or during the completion stages of geothermal wells (drilling and cementing). Shut-in time and bottomhole temperature measurements logged during well completion activities are required as input data. Output results can include up to seven computations of the static formation temperature by each wellbore temperature data set analysed. STATIC{sub T}EMP was written in Fortran-77 Microsoft language for MS-DOS environment using structured programming techniques. It runs on most IBM compatible personal computers. The source code and its computational architecture as well as the input and output files are described in detail. Validation and application examples on the use of this computer code with wellbore temperature data (obtained from specialised literature) and with actual bottomhole temperature data (taken from completion operations of some geothermal wells) are also presented. (Author)

  4. Time-domain simulation and waveform reconstruction for shielding effectiveness of materials against electromagnetic pulse

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    Hu, Xiao-feng; Chen, Xiang; Wei, Ming

    2013-01-01

    Shielding effectiveness (SE) of materials of current testing standards is often carried out by using continuous-wave measurement and amplitude-frequency characteristics curve is used to characterize the results. However, with in-depth study of high-power electromagnetic pulse (EMP) interference, it was discovered that only by frequency-domain SE of materials cannot be completely characterized by shielding performance of time-domain pulsed-field. And there is no uniform testing methods and standards of SE of materials against EMP. In this paper, the method of minimum phase transfer function is used to reconstruct shielded time-domain waveform based on the analysis of the waveform reconstruction method. Pulse of plane waves through an infinite planar material is simulated by using CST simulation software. The reconstructed waveform and simulation waveform is compared. The results show that the waveform reconstruction method based on the minimum phase can be well estimated EMP waveform through the infinite planar materials.

  5. A specific PfEMP1 is expressed in P. falciparum sporozoites and plays a role in hepatocyte infection

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    Zanghì, Gigliola; Vembar, Shruthi S; Baumgarten, Sebastian

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    Heterochromatin plays a central role in the process of immune evasion, pathogenesis, and transmission of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum during blood stage infection. Here, we use ChIP sequencing to demonstrate that sporozoites from mosquito salivary glands expand heterochromatin......_SpzPfEMP1. Overall, we show that the epigenetic signature of var genes is reset in mosquito stages. Moreover, the identification of a strain-specific sporozoite PfEMP1 is highly relevant for vaccine design based on sporozoites....

  6. Efectividad del aprendizaje cooperativo en contabilidad: una contrastación empírica

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    María del Mar Delgado Hurtado

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación tiene como objetivo verificar uno de los principales beneficios atribuidos a la metodología docente «aprendizaje cooperativo»: la obtención de mejores resultados de aprendizaje. Para ello hemos realizado un cuasiexperimento con la finalidad de comparar las calificaciones de un grupo de alumnos, en cuyo proceso de aprendizaje se ha empleado el aprendizaje cooperativo junto con la clase magistral, con las calificaciones de otro grupo, donde solo ha sido utilizada la clase magistral. Los resultados obtenidos tras la aplicación de un análisis de covarianza (ANCOVA, controlando el género, edad, las calificaciones previas del alumno, asistencia a clase, dedicación y motivación, revelan mejores resultados en el grupo de aprendizaje cooperativo que en el grupo de clase magistral. Adicionalmente comprobamos la efectividad de la metodología del aprendizaje cooperativo en diferentes niveles de aprendizaje, de acuerdo con la taxonomía de Bloom (1956. Los resultados reflejan diferencias significativas en el nivel de aplicación-análisis pero no en el nivel conocimiento-comprensión. Este trabajo contribuye a la literatura empírica sobre aprendizaje cooperativo, proporcionando evidencia adicional sobre la obtención de mejores resultados de aprendizaje en contabilidad, tras haber controlado el efecto de variables que previamente no habían sido consideradas en la contrastación de esta metodología como la dedicación del alumno y la motivación.

  7. A Theory of Electromagnetic Shielding with Applications to MIL-STD-285, IEEE-299, and EMP Simulation

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    in a building sized enclosure slot-like discontinuities may not all be small compar- ed to all wavelengths in the incident field, and slot resonan ...OFFICE OF RESEARCH/ NPP US AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND ATTN STATE & LOCAL PROG SUPPORT O ATTN KKO 500 C STREET, SW ATTN KRQ WASHINGTON, DC 20472 ATTN XPOW

  8. Stable hydrogen isotopic composition of n-alkanes in atmospheric aerosols as a tracer for the source region of terrestrial plant waxes

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    Yamamoto, S.; Kawamura, K.

    2009-12-01

    Studies on molecular composition and compound-specific carbon isotopic ratio (δ13C) of leaf wax n-alkanes in atmospheric aerosols have revealed a long-range atmospheric transport of terrestrial higher plant materials over the south Atlantic and western Pacific oceans. However, molecular and δ13C compositions of terrestrial plant waxes in the eastern part of the Asian continent are relatively constant reflecting C3-dominated vegetation, which makes it difficult to specify the source regions of plant materials in the atmospheric aerosols over the East Asia and northwest Pacific regions. Recent observation displays a large (>100‰) spatial variation in hydrogen isotopic composition (δD) of rainwater in East Asia. Because δD values of terrestrial higher plants sensitively reflect those of precipitation waters, δD of leaf waxes are expected to provide information on their source region. In this study, we measured the δD of n-alkanes in atmospheric aerosols from Tokyo to better understand the origin of leaf wax n-alkanes in atmospheric aerosols. The δD values of fossil fuel n-alkanes (C21 to C24) in Tokyo aerosols range from -65 to -94‰, which are in a range of those reported in marine crude oils. In contrast, the δD of higher molecular weight (C29 and C31) n-alkanes (δDHMW) show much larger values by ~70‰ than those of fossil fuel n-alkanes. Their values were found to exhibit concomitant variations with carbon preference index (CPI), suggesting that the δDHMW reflect the δD of leaf wax n-alkanes with a variable contribution from fossil fuel n-alkanes. Nevertheless, good positive correlation (r = 0.89, p < 0.01) between the δDHMW and CPI values enable us to remove the contribution of fossil fuels using a mass balance approach by assuming that CPI of fossil fuel is 1 and CPI of plant waxes is 5-15. Calculated n-alkane δD values averaged from -170 to -185‰ for C29 and from -155 to -168‰ for C31. These values are consistent with those reported from

  9. Dissection of the role of PfEMP1 and ICAM-1 in the sensing of Plasmodium-falciparum-infected erythrocytes by natural killer cells.

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    Myriam Baratin

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Host innate immunity contributes to malaria clinical outcome by providing protective inflammatory cytokines such as interferon-gamma, and by shaping the adaptive immune response. Plasmodium falciparum (Pf is the etiologic agent of the most severe forms of human malaria. Natural Killer (NK cells are lymphocytes of the innate immune system that are the first effectors to produce interferon-gamma in response to Pf. However, the molecular bases of Pf-NK cell recognition events are unknown. Our study focuses on the role of Pf erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1, a major Pf virulence factor. PfEMP1 is expressed on parasitized-erythrocytes and participates to vascular obstruction through the binding to several host receptors. PfEMP1 is also a pivotal target for host antibody response to Pf infection. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using genetically-engineered parasite mutant strains, a human genetic deficiency, and blocking antibodies, we identified two receptor-ligand pairs involved in two uncoupled events occurring during the sensing of Pf infection by NK cells. First, PfEMP1 interaction with one of its host receptor, chondroitin sulfate A, mediates the cytoadhesion of Pf-infected erythrocytes to human NK cell lines, but is not required for primary NK cell activation. Second, intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1, another host receptor for PfEMP1, is mandatory for NK cell interferon-gamma response. In this case, ICAM-1 acts via its engagement with its host ligand, LFA-1, and not with PfEMP1, consistent with the obligatory cross-talk of NK cells with macrophages for their production of interferon-gamma. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: PfEMP1-independent but ICAM-1/LFA-1-dependent events occurring during NK cell activation by Pf highlight the fundamental role of cellular cooperation during innate immune response to malaria.

  10. Spinal Cord Stimulation Provides Pain Relief with Improved Psychosocial Function: Results from EMP3OWER.

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    Rosenberg, Jason; Fabi, Alain; Candido, Kenneth; Knezevic, Nick; Creamer, Michael; Carayannopoulos, Alexios; Ghodsi, Abdi; Nelson, Christopher; Bennett, Matthew

    2016-12-01

    The EMP 3 OWER™ study evaluated spinal cord stimulation (SCS) safety and efficacy and the associated changes in psychosocial and functional outcomes. Upon informed consent and IRB approval, 620 eligible subjects were enrolled prior to SCS trial evaluation and were assessed at baseline, 3, 6 and 12 months post-implant. Patient-reported pain relief (PRP), numerical rating scale (NRS), satisfaction, quality of life (QOL), and pain disability index (PDI) were assessed at all follow-up visits while the pain catastrophizing scale (PCS), short form-36 (SF-36), short form-McGill pain questionnaire version 2 (SF-MPQ-2), and the state-trait anxiety inventory (STAI) were assessed at the 6- and 12-month follow-up visits. Device and/or procedure-related adverse events were also recorded and reported. Subjects reporting a PRP ≥ 50% were considered responders. Repeated measures analysis of variance (RMANOVA) examined the changes across time for all continuous measures. A total of 401 (71%) subjects received a permanent implant. Mean (±SD) patient-reported pain relief was 59.3% (±26.2), 59.2% (±28.9), and 58.2% (±32.0) at 3, 6, and 12 months, respectively. A majority of enrolled subjects were responders at 3 (75.5%), 6 (74.7%), and 12 months (69.7%). RMANOVA revealed a statistically significant change for NRS, PCS, PDI, SF-36, SF-MPQ-2, and STAI scores. At 3 months, the majority of subjects (85.7%) were either very satisfied or satisfied with their device, with similar results at 6 and 12 months. At 3 months, the majority of subjects (73.3%) reported greatly improved or improved QOL with similar results at 6 and 12 months. Spinal cord stimulation provided pain relief and significant improvement of patient psychological and functional outcome measures. © 2016 American Academy of Pain Medicine. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  11. Gobierno Corporativo y Calidad de la Información Contable: Evidencia Empírica

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo analizamos empíricamente los efectos de las actividades de Gobierno Corporativo sobre la calidad del resultado de las compañías cotizadas en el mercado español de capitales. Nuestros resultados han puesto de manifiesto una moderada influencia de las tareas desempeñadas por el grado de actividad del Consejo de Administración, que guarda una relación positiva y significativa con la calidad del resultado, pero no su tamaño y composición. Con relación al Comité de Auditoría, ninguna de las variables ha resultado ser estadísticamente significativa, y con respecto a la participación del equipo directivo en la propiedad de la firma, los resultados obtenidos indican cómo moderados niveles de propiedad gerencial aportan un efecto benéfico sobre la calidad contable, si bien a medida que su participación se eleva el efecto se invierte y se hace adverso. También hemos mostrado cómo la presencia de las familias fundadoras en el capital favorece la calidad contable, sin que hayamos obtenido evidencia de efecto alguno de la participación de tenedores de bloques significativos.This paper presents an empirical analysis of the impact of Corporate Governance practices on the quality of earnings reported by Spanish listed companies. Based on a sample of 136 non-financial firms over the period 2003-2005, we computed abnormal accruals based on Jones (1991 model as a proxy for earnings quality and experimental variables representing size, independence and activeness of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee, CEO power concentration, board members’ compensation schemes and ownership structure. Our results suggest that earnings quality is slightly positively affected by the nature and intensiveness of the activities carried out by the Board, but has no relationship with its size and composition. None of the variables related to the Audit Committee showed a significant association with earnings quality. As for

  12. Determinantes de la equidad en el financiamiento de los medicamentos en Argentina: un estudio empírico

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    Dondo, Mariana; Monsalvo, Mauricio; Garibaldi, Lucas A.

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    Resumen Los medicamentos constituyen un alto porcentaje del gasto en salud de los hogares, por eso, tener un sistema progresivo de financiamiento de medicamentos es fundamental para lograr un sistema de salud equitativo. Se ha propuesto que los determinantes de la equidad en el financiamiento son socioeconómicos, demográficos y asociados a la intervención pública, sin embargo, se ha avanzado poco en su evaluación empírica y en la cuantificación de su importancia relativa. En este trabajo esti...

  13. La PYME innovadora mexicana ante la crisis económica. Un estudio empírico

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    Edwin Estrella Pacheco; Gabriel Góngora Biachi; Marlene Martín Méndez

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    Este trabajo estudia el crecimiento y el empleo de las empresas industriales manufactureras que son innovadoras del estado de Yucatán, en México, durante 2007-2009, periodo de la crisis financiera global. El incremento del desempleo es consecuencia del cierre de empresas, para recortar gastos. Se estudia el impacto de dicha crisis comparando el efecto en aquellas empresas que son innovadoras, con aquellas que no lo son. Se realiza un estudio empírico a 138 PYME, usando una entrevista dirigida...

  14. Teoria da agência e franchising: evidência empírica para o caso brasileiro

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    Rigoni, Ramon Frigi

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    O presente estudo tem um duplo objetivo: (i) analisar os determinantes da escolha das firmas por um modelo de franchising na estratégia de expansão de seus negócios, e (ii) analisar como os termos de um contrato de franchising podem potencialmente ser influenciados por questões relativas a compartilhamento de risco, problemas de incentivo relacionados ao risco moral (moral hazard) e restrições de recursos financeiros. Essa discussão se dará seguindo a abordagem empírica proposta por Lafontain...

  15. Condições de trabalho do jornalista: o que revela a pesquisa empírica

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    Juliana Bulhões Alberto Dantas

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    Full Text Available Investigamos acerca do impacto das condições de trabalho do jornalista na saúde e na qualidade de vida deste profissional. Apresentamos aqui um relato com os primeiros resultados da pesquisa, a partir de uma síntese das três etapas de desenvolvimento do trabalho: pesquisa exploratória, pesquisa bibliográfica e pesquisa de campo. Enfatizamos os resultados colhidos no pré-teste do instrumento e o levantamento de dados empíricos obtidos a partir de entrevistas em profundidade.

  16. Work family balance : mito ou aptidão : estudo empírico sobre antecedentes e consequências

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    Pedro, Ana Margarida Alexandre

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    Dissertação de mestrado em Marketing, apresentada à Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra, sob a orientação de Arnaldo Fernandes Matos Coelho e Joaquim Luís Medeiros Alcoforado. “Work Family Balance – Mito ou Aptidão? Estudo Empírico Sobre Antecedentes e Consequências” visa contribuir, com base na revisão bibliográfica, para a compreensão de quais as variáveis que contribuem para esse equilíbrio dinâmico e quais as repercussões. Este tema insere-se no Marketing Inter...

  17. El enfoque empírico-inductivo y los problemas de la investigación social en Venezuela

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    Sorayda Rincón

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    Full Text Available El hombre históricamente ha estudiado el conocimiento humano, buscando diferenciar el conocimiento vulgar del conocimiento científico. Existen diversas formas de producir el conocimiento científico que comienzan a formalizarse antes del siglo XX y en el siglo XX. En el siglo XX uno de los enfoques más importantes para la producción de conocimiento fue el enfoque empírico inductivo (positivismo que aún hoy día tiene gran influencia en las ciencias sociales en Venezuela. Es por ello, que la presente investigación tiene como propósito disertar de manera teórica acerca del enfoque empírico inductivo, su influencia y limitaciones en la producción del conocimiento científico en las ciencias sociales; así como, conocer y describir la opinión de los profesores universitarios sobre el mismo y su utilidad en las asesorías de tesis de pre-grado y postgrado. Para lograr este último objetivo, se utilizó un sondeo de opinión a los profesores universitarios sobre los criterios fundamentales del enfoque empírico inductivo, a saber: criterio de demarcación, inducción probabilística, lenguaje lógico y unificación de la ciencia. Los datos obtenidos del sondeo de opinión se tabularon a través de estadística descriptiva, con análisis de frecuencia. Obteniendo como conclusión que este enfoque es aún utilizado por muchos investigadores en el área de lo social, que a pesar que en el discurso muchos niegan su uso, en las asesorías de tesis lo promueven, orientando las mismas hacia un referente empírico y generalizando a partir de probabilidades y estadísticas

  18. PfEMP1 – A Parasite Protein Family of Key Importance in Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Immunity and Pathogenesis

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    Hviid, Lars; Jensen, Anja T R

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    to be a central element in the pathogenesis of the disease. It is mediated by the interaction of parasite ligands on the erythrocyte surface and a range of host receptor molecules in many organs and tissues. Among several proteins and protein families implicated in this process, the P. falciparum erythrocyte...... membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) family of high-molecular weight and highly variable antigens appears to be the most prominent. In this chapter, we aim to provide a systematic overview of the current knowledge about these proteins, their structure, their function, how they are presented on the erythrocyte...

  19. Inadimplência no Brasil: Uma Análise das Evidências Empíricas

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    Mariane Daros; Nelson Guilherme Machado Pinto

    2017-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho consiste em analisar as evidências empíricas de estudos relacionados à inadimplência dentro do contexto brasileiro, verificando os estudos desses aspectos nas diversas regiões do país. Além disso, foram analisadas questões relacionadas ao panorama desses estudos a fim de verificar em quais pontos os trabalhos futuros desse tema podem vir a avançar. A partir da análise dos estudos publicados dentro da temática nota-se a existência de alguns pontos que não são aprofund...

  20. Assessing temporal trends and source regions of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in air under the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

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    Wong, Fiona; Shoeib, Mahiba; Katsoyiannis, Athanasios; Eckhardt, Sabine; Stohl, Andreas; Bohlin-Nizzetto, Pernilla; Li, Henrik; Fellin, Phil; Su, Yushan; Hung, Hayley

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    Long-term Arctic air monitoring of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) is essential in assessing their long-range transport and for evaluating the effectiveness of chemical control initiatives. We report for the first time temporal trends of neutral and ionic PFASs in air from three arctic stations: Alert (Canada, 2006-2014); Zeppelin (Svalbard, Norway, 2006-2014) and Andøya (Norway, 2010-2014). The most abundant PFASs were the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA), and fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs). All of these chemicals exhibited increasing trends at Alert with doubling times (t2) of 3.7 years (y) for PFOA, 2.9 y for PFOS, 2.5 y for PFBA, 5.0 y for 8:2 FTOH and 7.0 y for 10:2 FTOH. In contrast, declining or non-changing trends, were observed for PFOA and PFOS at Zeppelin (PFOA, half-life, t1/2 = 7.2 y; PFOS t1/2 = 67 y), and Andøya (PFOA t1/2 = 1.9 y; PFOS t1/2 = 11 y). The differences in air concentrations and in time trends between the three sites may reflect the differences in regional regulations and source regions. We investigate the source region for particle associated compounds using the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART. Model results showed that PFOA and PFOS are impacted by air masses originating from the ocean or land. For instance, PFOA at Alert and PFOS at Zeppelin were dominated by oceanic air masses whereas, PFOS at Alert and PFOA at Zeppelin were influenced by air masses transported from land.

  1. Simulation methods of nuclear electromagnetic pulse effects in integrated circuits

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    Cheng Jili; Liu Yuan; En Yunfei; Fang Wenxiao; Wei Aixiang; Yang Yuanzhen

    2013-01-01

    In the paper the ways to compute the response of transmission line (TL) illuminated by electromagnetic pulse (EMP) were introduced firstly, which include finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) and trans-mission line matrix (TLM); then the feasibility of electromagnetic topology (EMT) in ICs nuclear electromagnetic pulse (NEMP) effect simulation was discussed; in the end, combined with the methods computing the response of TL, a new method of simulate the transmission line in IC illuminated by NEMP was put forward. (authors)

  2. Relaciones Empíricas Entre Empresas y Bancos. Una Visión Financiera Relaciones Empíricas Entre Empresas y Bancos. Una Visión Financiera

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    Andrea Escobar Grisales

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The research group on economics and business carried out the project "theoretical and empiricalaspects of firms – banks" relationship. The general objective was developing an investigationabout the channels and variables through which a relationship is establish between firms returnand performance, on one hand, and banks´ solvency and returns´ on the other.The main purpose of this paper is discussing the importance of firms´ financial management onfinancial sector credit policy establishment.El Grupo de Estudios en Economía y Empresa desarrolló, durante 2003, el proyecto Aspectosteóricos y empíricos de la relación empresas-bancos, cuyo objetivo general fue realizar una indagación sobre los canales y las variables a través de los cuales se establece una relación entre la rentabilidad y desempeño de las empresas, con la solidez y rentabilidad de los bancos (con datos de la economía colombiana para el lapso 1995-2000: para ello, se realizaron dos ejercicios, uno de carácter estadístico y otro de análisis financiero. El propósito de este artículo es presentar, en detalle, el análisis financiero de las relaciones empíricas entre bancos y empresas del sector real.

  3. A review of mortality associated with elongate mineral particle (EMP) exposure in occupational epidemiology studies of gold, talc, and taconite mining.

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    Mandel, Jeffrey H; Alexander, Bruce H; Ramachandran, Gurumurthy

    2016-12-01

    Mining of gold, taconite, and talc may involve exposure to elongate mineral particles (EMP). The involved EMPs are typically non-asbestiform, include dimensions that regulatory definitions exclude, and have been less studied. A review of the literature was undertaken for this exposure and occupational epidemiological studies that occur in gold, talc, and taconite mining. Quantitative EMP exposure information in these industries is incomplete. However, there are consistent findings of pneumoconiosis in each of these types of mining. A recent case-control study suggests a possible association between this exposure and mesothelioma. Lung cancer is inconsistently reported in these industries and is an unlikely outcome of non-asbestiform EMP exposure. There is evidence of cardiovascular mortality excess across all of these types of mining. Non-malignant respiratory disease and cardiovascular mortality have been consistently increased in these industries. Further investigation, including additional insights for the role of non-asbestiform EMP, is warranted. Am. J. Ind. Med. 59:1047-1060, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  4. Interface Control Document for the EMPACT Module that Estimates Electric Power Transmission System Response to EMP-Caused Damage

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    Werley, Kenneth Alan [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Mccown, Andrew William [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)ory

    2016-06-26

    The EPREP code is designed to evaluate the effects of an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) on the electric power transmission system. The EPREP code embodies an umbrella framework that allows a user to set up analysis conditions and to examine analysis results. The code links to three major physics/engineering modules. The first module describes the EM wave in space and time. The second module evaluates the damage caused by the wave on specific electric power (EP) transmission system components. The third module evaluates the consequence of the damaged network on its (reduced) ability to provide electric power to meet demand. This third module is the focus of the present paper. The EMPACT code serves as the third module. The EMPACT name denotes EMP effects on Alternating Current Transmission systems. The EMPACT algorithms compute electric power transmission network flow solutions under severely damaged network conditions. Initial solutions are often characterized by unacceptible network conditions including line overloads and bad voltages. The EMPACT code contains algorithms to adjust optimally network parameters to eliminate network problems while minimizing outages. System adjustments include automatically adjusting control equipment (generator V control, variable transformers, and variable shunts), as well as non-automatic control of generator power settings and minimal load shedding. The goal is to evaluate the minimal loss of customer load under equilibrium (steady-state) conditions during peak demand.

  5. La geografía como disciplina integral: notas teóricas y empíricas

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    Mauricio Herrera Rodríguez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo responde al llamado a trascender las divisiones tradicionales entre Ciencias Sociales, Naturales y Humanidades y subraya cómo la Geografía ha internalizado muchos de los más recientes aportes teóricos y empíricos elaborados desde estas áreas, en un esfuerzo transdisciplinario por entender mejor la realidad socioambiental. Para darle coherencia teórica y relevancia práctica a este sincretismo intelectual, se propone un marco conceptual no reduccionista, elaborado por el geógrafo humanista Robert D. Sack (1997, 2003, 2010. Con el objetivo de ilustrar su pertinencia empírica, se discuten algunos paralelismos entre sus postulados y los propuestos por la "Evaluación de los ecosistemas del milenio" (2003 y por varios intelectuales destacados. Finalmente, se señala su potencial para responder constructivamente tanto al avasallador triunfalismo del mercado, como al relativismo desorientador y paralizante que con frecuencia domina nuestras discusiones públicas e intelectuales.

  6. De-MA: a web Database for electron Microprobe Analyses to assist EMP lab manager and users

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    Allaz, J. M.

    2012-12-01

    Lab managers and users of electron microprobe (EMP) facilities require comprehensive, yet flexible documentation structures, as well as an efficient scheduling mechanism. A single on-line database system for managing reservations, and providing information on standards, quantitative and qualitative setups (element mapping, etc.), and X-ray data has been developed for this purpose. This system is particularly useful in multi-user facilities where experience ranges from beginners to the highly experienced. New users and occasional facility users will find these tools extremely useful in developing and maintaining high quality, reproducible, and efficient analyses. This user-friendly database is available through the web, and uses MySQL as a database and PHP/HTML as script language (dynamic website). The database includes several tables for standards information, X-ray lines, X-ray element mapping, PHA, element setups, and agenda. It is configurable for up to five different EMPs in a single lab, each of them having up to five spectrometers and as many diffraction crystals as required. The installation should be done on a web server supporting PHP/MySQL, although installation on a personal computer is possible using third-party freeware to create a local Apache server, and to enable PHP/MySQL. Since it is web-based, any user outside the EMP lab can access this database anytime through any web browser and on any operating system. The access can be secured using a general password protection (e.g. htaccess). The web interface consists of 6 main menus. (1) "Standards" lists standards defined in the database, and displays detailed information on each (e.g. material type, name, reference, comments, and analyses). Images such as EDS spectra or BSE can be associated with a standard. (2) "Analyses" lists typical setups to use for quantitative analyses, allows calculation of mineral composition based on a mineral formula, or calculation of mineral formula based on a fixed

  7. Motricidad y cognición. Un estudio empírico

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    Josep Morales Aznar

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta tesis es un intento de clarificar diversos aspectos sobre las dimensiones que abarca la Educación. La motricidad y la cognición son dos de estas dimensiones educativas sobre las cuales existe un amplio debate, tanto en su definición como en su posible interdependencia. Este trabajo no se centra en debates teóricos, sino que intenta aportar datos empíricos sobre dicha realidad. Dichos datos se aportan a partir de 3 estudios sobre población escolar, en cada uno de ellos la muestra se segmenta a partir del tipo de actividad física desarrollada: En el primer estudio se aplican un total de 6 pruebas a 487 sujetos de entre 9 y 16 años. Los ámbitos a los que pertenecen las pruebas son: perceptivo-motor, expresión gráfica y rendimiento académico. La segmentación de la muestra más interesante que se realiza en este estudio es la distinción entre los individuos que realizan actividades extraescolares y los que no. El segundo estudio se realiza también con población escolar, pero en este caso son 241 individuos que practican deporte de alto rendimiento. Las pruebas aplicadas son las mismas que en el estudio anterior pero añadiendo dos pruebas del ámbito técnico-táctico. El tercer estudio es un trabajo meramente estadístico, ya que la muestra corresponde a los dos anteriores, en el que se realiza una comparación sobre los datos más relevantes. Posteriormente, en el apartado de conclusiones y discusión, se ofrecen aportaciones que giran alrededor de los vínculos que se pueden establecer entre los di­ferentes ámbitos y la implicación que tiene el tipo de práctica física desarrollada en relación con las pruebas analizadas. En concreto, se confirma una evolución de los resultados de todas las pruebas en consonancia con el aumento de la edad de los sujetos. No queda definida la relación entre la operatividad en tareas que implican a la motricidad global y las que implican a la motricidad fina. El ámbito de la motricidad

  8. Una Evaluación Empírica del Fondo de Comercio

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    Manuel Larrán Jorge

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se analizará bajo una perspectiva empírica uno de los activos empresariales más controvertidos como es el fondo de comercio. Dicha controversia no se materializa únicamente en su definición, sino también en su cuantificación y tratamiento contable, dando lugar en los últimos años a una importante línea de investigación centrada en la relevancia valorativa del fondo de comercio en particular y de los intangibles en general. Nuestro trabajo plantea un doble objetivo: en primer lugar, estudiar los efectos económicos ocasionados por tratamientos contables alternativos del fondo de comercio, mediante el análisis de la sensibilidad de determinados ratios ante las diversas opciones contables existentes; y, en segundo término, verificar la relevancia valorativa del fondo de comercio desde la perspectiva del mercado de capitales. Para la realización del trabajo hemos utilizado información contable de grupos de empresas españoles e información bursátil correspondiente a la dominante para los ejercicios 1991-1997.Las conclusiones básicas obtenidas se centran en que el análisis empresarial basado en ratios puede verse afectado por el tratamiento contable a que se haya sometido al fondo de comercio. Por otra parte, se obtienen evidencias del incremento en el tiempo de la relevancia valorativa del fondo de comercio en el mercado bursátil español, así como de la dependencia de dicha relevancia de ciertos factores contextuales como el nivel de resultados, la participación del fondo de comercio en el total de activo, etc. This paper analyses from an empirical perspective one of the most controversial of company assets, namely goodwill. The controversial nature of goodwill lies not only in its definition but also in its quantification and accounting treatment, giving rise in recent years to an important line of research centred on the value relevance of goodwill in particular and intangibles in general.The paper has

  9. α2-macroglobulin can crosslink multiple Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) molecules and may facilitate adhesion of parasitized erythrocytes

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    Stevenson, Liz; Laursen, Erik; Cowan, Graeme J

    2015-01-01

    -macroglobulin (α2M), which is both required and sufficient for rosetting mediated by the PfEMP1 protein HB3VAR06 and some other rosette-mediating PfEMP1 proteins. We map the α2M binding site to the C terminal end of HB3VAR06, and demonstrate that α2M can bind at least four HB3VAR06 proteins, plausibly....... Together, our results are evidence that P. falciparum parasites exploit α2M (and IgM) to expand the repertoire of host receptors available for PfEMP1-mediated IE adhesion, such as the erythrocyte carbohydrate moieties that lead to formation of rosettes. It is likely that this mechanism also affects IE...

  10. An experimental and petrologic investigation of the source regions of lunar magmatism in the context of the primordial differentiation of the moon

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    Elardo, Stephen M.

    The primordial differentiation of the Moon via a global magma ocean has become the paradigm under which all lunar data are interpreted. The success of this model in explaining multiple geochemical, petrologic, and isotopic characteristics lunar geology has led to magma oceans becoming the preferred model for the differentiation of Earth, Mars, Mercury, Vesta, and other large terrestrial bodies. The goal of this work is to combine petrologic analyses of lunar samples with high pressure, high temperature petrologic experiments to place new and detailed constraints the petrogenetic processes that operated during different stages of lunar magmatism, the processes that have acted upon these magmas to obscure their relationship to their mantle source regions, and how those source regions fit into the context of the lunar magma ocean model. This work focuses on two important phases of lunar magmatism: the ancient crust-building plutonic lithologies of the Mg-suite dating to ~4.3 Ga, and the most recent known mare basaltic magmas dating to ~3 Ga. These samples provide insight into the petrogenesis of magmas and interior thermal state when the Moon was a hot, juvenile planet, and also during the last gasps of magmatism from a cooling planet. Chapter 1, focusing on Mg-suite troctolite 76535, presents data on chromite symplectites, olivine-hosted melt inclusions, intercumulus mineral assemblages, and cumulus mineral chemistry to argue that the 76535 was altered by metasomatism by a migrating basaltic melt. This process could effectively raise radioisotope systems above their mineral-specific blocking temperatures and help explain some of the Mg-suite-FAN age overlap. Chapter 2 focuses on lunar meteorites NWA 4734, 032, and LAP 02205, which are 3 of the 5 youngest igneous samples from the Moon. Using geochemical and isotopic data combined with partial melting models, it is shown that these basalts do not have a link to the KREEP reservoir, and a model is presented for low

  11. Effects of two Asian sand dusts transported from the dust source regions of Inner Mongolia and northeast China on murine lung eosinophilia

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    He, Miao, E-mail: hemiao.cmu@gmail.com [Environment and Chronic Non-communicable Disease Research Center, College of Public Health, China Medical University, 11001 Shenyang (China); Department of Health Sciences, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences, 870-1201 Oita (Japan); Ichinose, Takamichi, E-mail: ichinose@oita-nhs.ac.jp [Department of Health Sciences, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences, 870-1201 Oita (Japan); Song, Yuan, E-mail: freude@med.uoeh-u.ac.jp [Department of Immunology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Iseigaoka, Yahata-nishi-ku, Kitakyushu, 807-8555 Fukuoka (Japan); Yoshida, Yasuhiro, E-mail: songyuan1107@163.com [Department of Immunology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Iseigaoka, Yahata-nishi-ku, Kitakyushu, 807-8555 Fukuoka (Japan); Arashidani, Keiichi, E-mail: arashi@snow.ocn.ne.jp [Department of Immunology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Iseigaoka, Yahata-nishi-ku, Kitakyushu, 807-8555 Fukuoka (Japan); Yoshida, Seiichi, E-mail: syoshida@oita-nhs.ac.jp [Department of Health Sciences, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences, 870-1201 Oita (Japan); Liu, Boying, E-mail: boyingliu321@gmail.com [Environment and Chronic Non-communicable Disease Research Center, College of Public Health, China Medical University, 11001 Shenyang (China); Department of Health Sciences, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences, 870-1201 Oita (Japan); Nishikawa, Masataka, E-mail: mnishi@nies.go.jp [Environmental Chemistry Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies, 305-8506 Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan); Takano, Hirohisa, E-mail: htakano@health.env.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Environmental Health Division, Department of Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto daigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8530 (Japan); and others

    2013-11-01

    The quality and quantity of toxic materials adsorbed onto Asian sand dust (ASD) are different based on dust source regions and passage routes. The aggravating effects of two ASDs (ASD1 and ASD2) transported from the source regions of Inner Mongolia and northeast China on lung eosinophilia were compared to clarify the role of toxic materials in ASD. The ASDs contained different amounts of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and β-glucan (ASD1 < ASD2) and SiO{sub 2} (ASD1 > ASD2). CD-1 mice were instilled intratracheally with ASD1, ASD2 and/or ovalbumin (OVA) four times at 2-week intervals. ASD1 and ASD2 enhanced eosinophil recruitment induced by OVA in the submucosa of the airway, with goblet cell proliferation in the bronchial epithelium. ASD1 and ASD2 synergistically increased OVA-induced eosinophil-relevant cytokines interleukin-5 (IL-5), IL-13 (ASD1 < ASD2) and chemokine eotaxin (ASD1 > ASD2) in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. ASD2 aggravating effects on lung eosinophilia were greater than ASD1. The role of LPS and β-glucan in ASD2 on the production of pro-inflammatory mediators was assessed using in vitro bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) from wild type, Toll-like receptor 2-deficient (TLR2 −/−), TLR4 −/−, and MyD88 −/− mice (on Balb/c background). ASD2-stimulated TLR2 −/− BMDMs enhanced IL-6, IL-12, TNF-α, MCP-1 and MIP-1α secretion compared with ASD2-stimulated TLR4 −/− BMDMs. Protein expression from ASD2-stimulated MyD88 −/− BMDM were very low or undetectable. The in vitro results indicate that lung eosinophilia caused by ASD is TLR4 dependent. Therefore, the aggravation of OVA-related lung eosinophilia by ASD may be dependent on toxic substances derived from microbes, such as LPS, rather than SiO{sub 2}. - Highlights: • Asian sand dust (ASD) from the deserts of China causes serious respiratory problems. • The aggravating effects of two ASDs on lung eosinophilia were compared. • The ASDs contained different LPS and β-glucan (ASD1

  12. Effects of two Asian sand dusts transported from the dust source regions of Inner Mongolia and northeast China on murine lung eosinophilia

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    He, Miao; Ichinose, Takamichi; Song, Yuan; Yoshida, Yasuhiro; Arashidani, Keiichi; Yoshida, Seiichi; Liu, Boying; Nishikawa, Masataka; Takano, Hirohisa

    2013-01-01

    The quality and quantity of toxic materials adsorbed onto Asian sand dust (ASD) are different based on dust source regions and passage routes. The aggravating effects of two ASDs (ASD1 and ASD2) transported from the source regions of Inner Mongolia and northeast China on lung eosinophilia were compared to clarify the role of toxic materials in ASD. The ASDs contained different amounts of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and β-glucan (ASD1 2 (ASD1 > ASD2). CD-1 mice were instilled intratracheally with ASD1, ASD2 and/or ovalbumin (OVA) four times at 2-week intervals. ASD1 and ASD2 enhanced eosinophil recruitment induced by OVA in the submucosa of the airway, with goblet cell proliferation in the bronchial epithelium. ASD1 and ASD2 synergistically increased OVA-induced eosinophil-relevant cytokines interleukin-5 (IL-5), IL-13 (ASD1 ASD2) in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. ASD2 aggravating effects on lung eosinophilia were greater than ASD1. The role of LPS and β-glucan in ASD2 on the production of pro-inflammatory mediators was assessed using in vitro bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) from wild type, Toll-like receptor 2-deficient (TLR2 −/−), TLR4 −/−, and MyD88 −/− mice (on Balb/c background). ASD2-stimulated TLR2 −/− BMDMs enhanced IL-6, IL-12, TNF-α, MCP-1 and MIP-1α secretion compared with ASD2-stimulated TLR4 −/− BMDMs. Protein expression from ASD2-stimulated MyD88 −/− BMDM were very low or undetectable. The in vitro results indicate that lung eosinophilia caused by ASD is TLR4 dependent. Therefore, the aggravation of OVA-related lung eosinophilia by ASD may be dependent on toxic substances derived from microbes, such as LPS, rather than SiO 2 . - Highlights: • Asian sand dust (ASD) from the deserts of China causes serious respiratory problems. • The aggravating effects of two ASDs on lung eosinophilia were compared. • The ASDs contained different LPS and β-glucan (ASD1 2 (ASD1 > ASD2). • The ASD2 aggravating effects on lung

  13. Long-term trends of black carbon and sulphate aerosol in the Arctic: changes in atmospheric transport and source region emissions

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    D. Hirdman

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available As a part of the IPY project POLARCAT (Polar Study using Aircraft, Remote Sensing, Surface Measurements and Models, of Climate, Chemistry, Aerosols and Transport and building on previous work (Hirdman et al., 2010, this paper studies the long-term trends of both atmospheric transport as well as equivalent black carbon (EBC and sulphate for the three Arctic stations Alert, Barrow and Zeppelin. We find a general downward trend in the measured EBC concentrations at all three stations, with a decrease of −2.1±0.4 ng m−3 yr−1 (for the years 1989–2008 and −1.4±0.8 ng m−3 yr−1 (2002–2009 at Alert and Zeppelin respectively. The decrease at Barrow is, however, not statistically significant. The measured sulphate concentrations show a decreasing trend at Alert and Zeppelin of −15±3 ng m−3 yr−1 (1985–2006 and −1.3±1.2 ng m−3 yr−1 (1990–2008 respectively, while there is no trend detectable at Barrow.

    To reveal the contribution of different source regions on these trends, we used a cluster analysis of the output of the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART run backward in time from the measurement stations. We have investigated to what extent variations in the atmospheric circulation, expressed as variations in the frequencies of the transport from four source regions with different emission rates, can explain the long-term trends in EBC and sulphate measured at these stations. We find that the long-term trend in the atmospheric circulation can only explain a minor fraction of the overall downward trend seen in the measurements of EBC (0.3–7.2% and sulphate (0.3–5.3% at the Arctic stations. The changes in emissions are dominant in explaining the trends. We find that the highest EBC and sulphate concentrations are associated with transport from Northern Eurasia and decreasing emissions in this region drive the

  14. Source Regions of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field and Variability in Heavy-Ion Elemental Composition in Gradual Solar Energetic Particle Events

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    Ko, Yuan-Kuen; Tylka, Allan J.; Ng, Chee K.; Wang, Yi-Ming; Dietrich, William F.

    2013-01-01

    Gradual solar energetic particle (SEP) events are those in which ions are accelerated to their observed energies by interactions with a shock driven by a fast coronal mass-ejection (CME). Previous studies have shown that much of the observed event-to-event variability can be understood in terms of shock speed and evolution in the shock-normal angle. But an equally important factor, particularly for the elemental composition, is the origin of the suprathermal seed particles upon which the shock acts. To tackle this issue, we (1) use observed solar-wind speed, magnetograms, and the PFSS model to map the Sun-L1 interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) line back to its source region on the Sun at the time of the SEP observations; and (2) then look for correlation between SEP composition (as measured by Wind and ACE at approx. 2-30 MeV/nucleon) and characteristics of the identified IMF-source regions. The study is based on 24 SEP events, identified as a statistically-significant increase in approx. 20 MeV protons and occurring in 1998 and 2003-2006, when the rate of newly-emergent solar magnetic flux and CMEs was lower than in solar-maximum years and the field-line tracing is therefore more likely to be successful. We find that the gradual SEP Fe/O is correlated with the field strength at the IMF-source, with the largest enhancements occurring when the footpoint field is strong, due to the nearby presence of an active region. In these cases, other elemental ratios show a strong charge-to-mass (q/M) ordering, at least on average, similar to that found in impulsive events. These results lead us to suggest that magnetic reconnection in footpoint regions near active regions bias the heavy-ion composition of suprathermal seed ions by processes qualitatively similar to those that produce larger heavy-ion enhancements in impulsive SEP events. To address potential technical concerns about our analysis, we also discuss efforts to exclude impulsive SEP events from our event sample.

  15. The effects of corona on current surges induced on conducting lines by EMP: A comparison of experiment data with results of analytic corona models

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    Blanchard, J. P.; Tesche, F. M.; McConnell, B. W.

    1987-09-01

    An experiment to determine the interaction of an intense electromagnetic pulse (EMP), such as that produced by a nuclear detonation above the Earth's atmosphere, was performed in March, 1986 at Kirtland Air Force Base near Albuquerque, New Mexico. The results of that experiment have been published without analysis. Following an introduction of the corona phenomenon, the reason for interest in it, and a review of the experiment, this paper discusses five different analytic corona models that may model corona formation on a conducting line subjected to EMP. The results predicted by these models are compared with measured data acquired during the experiment to determine the strengths and weaknesses of each model.

  16. Implicaciones teóricas y empíricas de la nueva definición de desempleo en Colombia.

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    Guataquí, Juan; Taborda, Rodrigo

    2005-01-01

    En junio de 2000 Colombia adoptó una nueva definición de desempleo siguiendo los estándares de la OIT. Este cambio implicó una reducción de la tasa de desempleo del orden de dos puntos porcentuales. En este documento contrastamos el caso Colombiano con las experiencias de otros países en términos de la transformación metodológica y sus implicaciones empíricas. Posteriormente, evaluamos el soporte empírico del cambio de metodología. Nuestros resultados sugieren implicaciones esp...

  17. Monitoring of "all-weather" evapotranspiration using optical and passive microwave remote sensing imagery over the River Source Region in Southwest China

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    Ma, Y.; Liu, S.

    2017-12-01

    Accurate estimation of surface evapotranspiration (ET) with high quality is one of the biggest obstacles for routine applications of remote sensing in eco-hydrological studies and water resource management at basin scale. However, many aspects urgently need to deeply research, such as the applicability of the ET models, the parameterization schemes optimization at the regional scale, the temporal upscaling, the selecting and developing of the spatiotemporal data fusion method and ground-based validation over heterogeneous land surfaces. This project is based on the theoretically robust surface energy balance system (SEBS) model, which the model mechanism need further investigation, including the applicability and the influencing factors, such as local environment, and heterogeneity of the landscape, for improving estimation accuracy. Due to technical and budget limitations, so far, optical remote sensing data is missing due to frequent cloud contamination and other poor atmospheric conditions in Southwest China. Here, a multi-source remote sensing data fusion method (ESTARFM: Enhanced Spatial and Temporal Adaptive Reflectance Fusion Model) method will be proposed through blending multi-source remote sensing data acquired by optical, and passive microwave remote sensors on board polar satellite platforms. The accurate "all-weather" ET estimation will be carried out for daily ET of the River Source Region in Southwest China, and then the remotely sensed ET results are overlapped with the footprint-weighted images of EC (eddy correlation) for ground-based validation.

  18. Isotopic clues to magmatic source regions for neogene Andean volcanic rocks in the El Teniente area near 38oS latitude

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    Kay, Suzanne Mahlburg; Kurtz, A.C

    2001-01-01

    The origin of isotopic variations in Central Andean arc lavas is a long-standing problem that involves identifying mantle and crustal source regions. Advances have come from analyzing temporal and spatial variations in constrained tectonic settings. The purpose here is to highlight the similarities of temporal variations in an east-west transect of Neogene magmatic units near 34 O S latitude with those from a south-north transect along the modern Southern Volcanic Zone (SVZ, e.g. Hildreth and Moorbath 1988, Tormey et al. 1991). The comparison shows the importance of crustal thickening processes associated with compressional shortening and of lithospheric scale adjustments associated with eastward migration of the arc front on magma sources. Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic analyses of 27 Neogene volcanic and plutonic samples from the El Teniente area are presented in Table 1 and plotted along with some analyses from Skewes and Stern (1994) and Stern and Skewes (1995) in Figure 2. The data show a clear progression from older samples with more 'depleted' isotopic signatures (lower 87 Sr/ 86 Sr and Pb isotopic ratios, higher εNd) to younger samples with more 'enriched' signatures (higher 87 Sr/ 86 Sr and Pb isotopic ratios, lower εNd). In detail, four temporal and spatial groups marked by discontinuities in isotopic trends can be defined. Within each group, εNd tends to decrease and 87 Sr/ 86 Sr ratios to increase with SiO2 concentration (au)

  19. Surface co-expression of two different PfEMP1 antigens on single Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes facilitates binding to ICAM1 and PECAM1

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    Joergensen, Louise; Bengtsson, Dominique C; Bengtsson, Anja

    2010-01-01

    The Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) antigens play a major role in cytoadhesion of infected erythrocytes (IE), antigenic variation, and immunity to malaria. The current consensus on control of variant surface antigen expression is that only one PfEMP1 encoded by one var...

  20. Antibodies against PfEMP1, RIFIN, MSP3 and GLURP are acquired during controlled Plasmodium falciparum malaria infections in naïve volunteers

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    Turner, Louise; Wang, Christian W; Lavstsen, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Antibodies to polymorphic antigens expressed during the parasites erythrocytic stages are important mediators of protective immunity against P. falciparum malaria. Therefore, polymorphic blood stage antigens like MSP3, EBA-175 and GLURP and variant surface antigens PfEMP1 and RIFIN are considered...

  1. Structure-guided identification of a family of dual receptor-binding PfEMP1 that is associated with cerebral malaria

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    Lennartz, Frank; Adams, Yvonne; Bengtsson, Anja

    2017-01-01

    Cerebral malaria is a deadly outcome of infection by Plasmodium falciparum, occurring when parasite-infected erythrocytes accumulate in the brain. These erythrocytes display parasite proteins of the PfEMP1 family that bind various endothelial receptors. Despite the importance of cerebral malaria...

  2. Mapping the binding site of a cross-reactive Plasmodium falciparum PfEMP1 monoclonal antibody inhibitory of ICAM-1 binding

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    Lennartz, Frank; Bengtsson, Anja; Olsen, Rebecca W

    2015-01-01

    The virulence of Plasmodium falciparum is linked to the ability of infected erythrocytes (IE) to adhere to the vascular endothelium, mediated by P. falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1). In this article, we report the functional characterization of an mAb that recognizes a panel of P...

  3. Antibody reactivity to conserved linear epitopes of Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1)

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    Staalsø, T; Khalil, E A; Elhassan, I M

    1998-01-01

    recognising the conserved regions of PfEMP1 arise upon exposure to the parasite, and that these may be involved in the development of protection against malaria. Antibodies to the Pfalhesin peptide of the human aniontransporter, band3, were measured by the same method. The magnitude of this antibody response...

  4. Antibodies to ICAM1-binding PfEMP1-DBLβ are biomarkers of protective immunity to malaria in a cohort of young children from Papua New Guinea

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    Tessema, Sofonias K; Utama, Digjaya; Chesnokov, Olga

    2018-01-01

    Plasmodium falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane Protein 1 (PfEMP1) mediates parasite sequestration to the cerebral microvasculature via binding of DBLβ domains to Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 1 (ICAM1) and is associated with severe cerebral malaria. In a cohort of 187 young children from Papua New ...

  5. The subduction erosion and mantle source region contamination model of Andean arc magmatism: Isotopic evidence from igneous rocks of central Chile

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    Stern, Charles R

    2001-01-01

    Continental crust may be incorporated in mantle-derived Andean magmas as these magmas rise through the crust (Hildreth and Moorbath, 1988), or alternatively, crust may be tectonically transported into the mantle by subduction of trench sediments and subduction erosion of the continental margin, and then added into the mantle source region of Andean magmas (Stern, 1991). Since the mantle has relatively low Sr, Nd, and Pb concentrations compared to continental crust, differences in the isotopic compositions of magmas erupted in different region of the Andes may be produced by relatively small differences in the amount of subducted crust added to the mantle source region of these magmas. By comparison, significantly larger amounts of crust must be assimilated by mantle-derived magmas to produce isotopic differences of similar magnitude. Therefore, constraining the process by which continental crust is incorporated in Andean magmas has important implications for understanding the chemical cycling that takes place in the Andean subduction-related magma factory. Isotopic data suggest the incorporation of a greater proportion of crust in Andean magmas erupted at the northern portion of the Southern Volcanic Zone of central Chile compared to those erupted in the southern portion of the Southern Volcanic Zone of south central Chile (SSVZ) (Stern et al., 1984; Futa and Stern, 1988; Hildreth and Moorbath, 1988). The NSVZ occurs just south of the current locus of the subduction of the Juan Fernandez Ridge. The southward migration of the locus of subduction of this ridge has resulted in decreasing subduction angle below the NSVZ, the eastward migration of the volcanic front of the Andean arc, and an increase in the crustal thickness below the arc. These factors together have caused changes, since the middle Miocene, in the isotopic composition of Andean igneous rocks of central Chile. The data indicate a close chronologic relation between the southward migrations of the locus

  6. Changing characteristics of land use and ecological service value in the water source region of the Middle Route of South-to-North Water Transfer Project

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    Tang, Jian; Zhai, Wenliang; Cao, Huiqun

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    Research on changing characteristics of land use and ecological service value (ESV) can guide the regional land use planning and promote the rational use of environmental resources. On the basis of four phases of land-use data (2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015), this research analysed the changing characteristics of land use and ESV in the water source region of the Middle Route of South-to-North Water Transfer Project (SRMRP). The results showed that forest, grassland and cultivated land were the major land-use types in the SRMRP. During 2000∼2015, forest, grassland, farmland and wetland decreased. Construction land and bare land had increased, and the annual increase rates reached 3.6% and 8%, respectively. After the implementation of the water transfer project in 2003, water area was also increasing. The total ESV in the SRMRP is about 196 billion CNY, and mainly comes from the contributions of forest, grassland and farmland. During 2000∼2015, farmland shrinks leaded to the declines in value from supply service. With increasing in water and construction land, value from entertainment and cultural service increased. During the early stage of the water transfer project, value from regulation and support services increased due to the increase in water. With the decreasing in wetland and the increasing in construction land, the negative effects on the regulation and support services were increasing, and value from regulation and support services were therefore decreasing. During the process of resource exploitation and management, more attentions should be paid to the total control of construction land and wetland protection in the SRMRP.

  7. Holocene deltaic succession recording millennium-scale subsidence trend near the source region of the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake: An example from the Tsugaruishi plain, northeast Japan

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    Niwa, Y.; Sugai, T.; Matsushima, Y.; Toda, S.

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    For clarification of megathrust earthquake cycle with recurrence interval of several hundreds to about a thousand years, crustal movement trend on a timescale of 103-104 years can be basic and important data. Well-dated Holocene sedimentary succession provides useful information for estimation of crustal movement trend on a timescale of 103 - 104 years. Here we collected three sediment cores, TGI1, TGI2, and TGI3, from the Tsugaruishi delta plain on the central Sanriku coast, which is near the source region of the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake and where discrepancies in crustal movement have been reported between uplift on a timescale of 105 years inferred from marine terrace versus subsidence on a timescale of 101-102 years from geodetic measurement. We recognized a Holocene deltaic succession in all three cores; basal gravel of alluvium, floodplain sand and mud, inner bay mud, prodelta delta front sand and mud, and fluvial sand and gravel, from lower to upper. In core TGI3, from the farthest inland site, the intertidal sediment facies, deposited from 7500 to 7000 cal BP, and the overlying 6-m-thick delta to floodplain facies, deposited from 7000 to 5000 cal BP, are both below the present sea level. Because a sea-level highstand due to hydroisostatic uplift around Japan occurred in the mid-Holocene, we inferred that the Tsugaruishi plain subsided during the Holocene, and the estimated subsidence rate, 1.1-1.9 mm/yr at maximum, is consistent with the recently reported subsidence rate along the southern Sanriku coast. The results of this study confirm that the central to southern Sanriku coast is subsiding, in contrast to an interpretation based on the study of marine terraces that this part of the coast is uplifting. The Holocene deltaic succession presented here will be useful for constructing an earthquake cycle model related to plate subduction.

  8. Analysis of Water Vapour Flux Between Alpine Wetlands Underlying the Surface and Atmosphere in the Source Region of the Yellow River

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    Xie, Y.; Wen, J.; Liu, R.; Wang, X.; JIA, D.

    2017-12-01

    alpine wetland surface and the atmosphere system is low. The actual measurements agree with omega theory. The latent heat flux is mainly influenced by solar radiation. From the above, our study has provided reference information for exploring the influences of environmental factors on the latent heat flux over the alpine wetlands of the Yellow River source region.

  9. Analysis of Light Absorbing Aerosols in Northern Pakistan: Concentration on Snow/Ice, their Source Regions and Impacts on Snow Albedo

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    Gul, C.; Praveen, P. S.; Shichang, K.; Adhikary, B.; Zhang, Y.; Ali, S.

    2016-12-01

    Elemental carbon (EC) and light absorbing organic carbon (OC) are important particulate impurities in snow and ice which significantly reduce the albedo of glaciers and accelerate their melting. Snow and ice samples were collected from Karakorum-Himalayan region of North Pakistan during the summer campaign (May-Jun) 2015 and only snow samples were collected during winter (Dec 2015- Jan 2016). Total 41 surface snow/ice samples were collected during summer campaign along different elevation ranges (2569 to 3895 a.m.s.l) from six glaciers: Sachin, Henarche, Barpu, Mear, Gulkin and Passu. Similarly 18 snow samples were collected from Sust, Hoper, Tawas, Astore, Shangla, and Kalam regions during the winter campaign. Quartz filters were used for filtering of melted snow and ice samples which were then analyzed by thermal optical reflectance (TOR) method to determine the concentration of EC and OC. The average concentration of EC (ng/g), OC (ng/g) and dust (ppm) were found as follows: Passu (249.5, 536.8, 475), Barpu (1190, 397.6, 1288), Gulkin (412, 793, 761), Sachin (911, 2130, 358), Mear (678, 2067, 83) and Henarche (755, 1868, 241) respectively during summer campaign. Similarly, average concentration of EC (ng/g), OC (ng/g) and dust (ppm) was found in the samples of Sust (2506, 1039, 131), Hoper (646, 1153, 76), Tawas (650, 1320, 16), Astore (1305, 2161, 97), Shangla (739, 2079, 31) and Kalam (107, 347, 5) respectively during winter campaign. Two methods were adopted to identify the source regions: one coupled emissions inventory with back trajectories, second with a simple region tagged chemical transport modeling analysis. In addition, CALIPSO subtype aerosol composition indicated that frequency of smoke in the atmosphere over the region was highest followed by dust and then polluted dust. SNICAR model was used to estimate the snow albedo reduction from our in-situ measurements. Snow albedo reduction was observed to be 0.3% to 27.6%. The derived results were used

  10. Vegetation dynamics and its driving forces from climate change and human activities in the Three-River Source Region, China from 1982 to 2012

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    Zhang, Ying; Zhang, Chaobin; Wang, Zhaoqi; Chen, Yizhao; Gang, Chengcheng [School of Life Science, Nanjing University, Xianlin Road 163, Qixia District, Nanjing, 210046 (China); An, Ru [School of Earth Science and Engineering, Hohai University, Xikang Road 129, Nanjing, 210098 (China); Li, Jianlong, E-mail: lijianlongnju@163.com [School of Life Science, Nanjing University, Xianlin Road 163, Qixia District, Nanjing, 210046 (China)

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    The Three-River Source Region (TRSR), a region with key importance to the ecological security of China, has undergone climate changes and a shift in human activities driven by a series of ecological restoration projects in recent decades. To reveal the spatiotemporal dynamics of vegetation dynamics and calculate the contributions of driving factors in the TRSR across different periods from 1982 to 2012, net primary productivity (NPP) estimated using the Carnegie–Ames–Stanford approach model was used to assess the status of vegetation. The actual effects of different climatic variation trends on interannual variation in NPP were analyzed. Furthermore, the relationships of NPP with different climate factors and human activities were analyzed quantitatively. Results showed the following: from 1982 to 2012, the average NPP in the study area was 187.37 g cm{sup −2} yr{sup −1}. The average NPP exhibited a fluctuation but presented a generally increasing trend over the 31-year study period, with an increase rate of 1.31 g cm{sup −2} yr{sup −2}. During the entire study period, the average contributions of temperature, precipitation, and solar radiation to NPP interannual variation over the entire region were 0.58, 0.73, and 0.09 g cm{sup −2} yr{sup −2}, respectively. Radiation was the climate factor with the greatest influence on NPP interannual variation. The factor that restricted NPP increase changed from temperature and radiation to precipitation. The average contributions of climate change and human activities to NPP interannual variation were 1.40 g cm{sup −2} yr{sup −2} and − 0.08 g cm{sup −2} yr{sup −2}, respectively. From 1982 to 2000, the general climate conditions were favorable to vegetation recovery, whereas human activities had a weaker negative impact on vegetation growth. From 2001 to 2012, climate conditions began to have a negative impact on vegetation growth, whereas human activities made a favorable impact on vegetation

  11. Vegetation dynamics and its driving forces from climate change and human activities in the Three-River Source Region, China from 1982 to 2012

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    Zhang, Ying; Zhang, Chaobin; Wang, Zhaoqi; Chen, Yizhao; Gang, Chengcheng; An, Ru; Li, Jianlong

    2016-01-01

    The Three-River Source Region (TRSR), a region with key importance to the ecological security of China, has undergone climate changes and a shift in human activities driven by a series of ecological restoration projects in recent decades. To reveal the spatiotemporal dynamics of vegetation dynamics and calculate the contributions of driving factors in the TRSR across different periods from 1982 to 2012, net primary productivity (NPP) estimated using the Carnegie–Ames–Stanford approach model was used to assess the status of vegetation. The actual effects of different climatic variation trends on interannual variation in NPP were analyzed. Furthermore, the relationships of NPP with different climate factors and human activities were analyzed quantitatively. Results showed the following: from 1982 to 2012, the average NPP in the study area was 187.37 g cm"−"2 yr"−"1. The average NPP exhibited a fluctuation but presented a generally increasing trend over the 31-year study period, with an increase rate of 1.31 g cm"−"2 yr"−"2. During the entire study period, the average contributions of temperature, precipitation, and solar radiation to NPP interannual variation over the entire region were 0.58, 0.73, and 0.09 g cm"−"2 yr"−"2, respectively. Radiation was the climate factor with the greatest influence on NPP interannual variation. The factor that restricted NPP increase changed from temperature and radiation to precipitation. The average contributions of climate change and human activities to NPP interannual variation were 1.40 g cm"−"2 yr"−"2 and − 0.08 g cm"−"2 yr"−"2, respectively. From 1982 to 2000, the general climate conditions were favorable to vegetation recovery, whereas human activities had a weaker negative impact on vegetation growth. From 2001 to 2012, climate conditions began to have a negative impact on vegetation growth, whereas human activities made a favorable impact on vegetation recovery. - Highlights: • Partitioned the

  12. Aerosol Optical Properties Measured Onboard the Ronald H. Brown During ACE Asia as a Function of Aerosol Chemical Composition and Source Region

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    Quinn, P. K.; Coffman, D. J.; Bates, T. S.; Welton, E. J.; Covert, D. S.; Miller, T. L.; Johnson, J. E.; Maria, S.; Russell, L.; Arimoto, R.

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    During the ACE Asia intensive field campaign conducted in the spring of 2001 aerosol properties were measured onboard the R/V Ronald H. Brown to study the effects of the Asian aerosol on atmospheric chemistry and climate in downwind regions. Aerosol properties measured in the marine boundary layer included chemical composition; number size distribution; and light scattering, hemispheric backscattering, and absorption coefficients. In addition, optical depth and vertical profiles of aerosol 180 deg backscatter were measured. Aerosol within the ACE Asia study region was found to be a complex mixture resulting from marine, pollution, volcanic, and dust sources. Presented here as a function of air mass source region are the mass fractions of the dominant aerosol chemical components, the fraction of the scattering measured at the surface due to each component, mass scattering efficiencies of the individual components, aerosol scattering and absorption coefficients, single scattering albedo, Angstrom exponents, optical depth, and vertical profiles of aerosol extinction. All results except aerosol optical depth and the vertical profiles of aerosol extinction are reported at a relative humidity of 55 +/- 5%. An over-determined data set was collected so that measured and calculated aerosol properties could be compared, internal consistency in the data set could be assessed, and sources of uncertainty could be identified. By taking into account non-sphericity of the dust aerosol, calculated and measured aerosol mass and scattering coefficients agreed within overall experimental uncertainties. Differences between measured and calculated aerosol absorption coefficients were not within reasonable uncertainty limits, however, and may indicate the inability of Mie theory and the assumption of internally mixed homogeneous spheres to predict absorption by the ACE Asia aerosol. Mass scattering efficiencies of non-sea salt sulfate aerosol, sea salt, submicron particulate organic

  13. Study of characterizations of aerosols in a dust storm source region and its influence on Beijing by NAA and ICP-MS

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    Song Yan; Chai Zhifang; Xu Diandou; Feng Weiyue; Ouyang Hong; Mao Xueying

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    Dust storms have caused many problems in the environment, health and climate. For decades, dust storms have occurred frequently in various regions of China. The dust aerosols not only affected the local atmosphere, but also contaminated the atmosphere of the circumjacent regions. Further, they could affect Korea, Japan and even USA via long-range transportation. Many researches related to Chinese dust storms have been reported, however, there are few reports on the chemical components and characters of dust aerosols at their sources. Data on chemical properties of dust storm in the dust source region can help people understand the characteristics of dust storms and their influence on local and other regions. Duolun county (42 degree 13' N, 116 degree 25' E) lies in the southeast of Inner Mongolia, China, in the south of Hunshandake sands (one of the four famous sands in China). Because it is located at windward of Beijing, the dust aerosols can affect Beijing quickly when dust storm occurs. Hence, the study of chemical compositions and elemental abundance patterns of atmospheric particulate matters at Duolun is imperative to understand its influence on Beijing's atmospheric quality. In this work, TSP and PM2.5 samples were collected in Beijing and Duolun, Inner Mongolia, China, in April and May of 2002. Monthly arithmetic averages of the mass concentrations indicated that the pollution of atmospheric particulate matter's (APM) in Duolun was very serious, especially in April. The chemical compositions of total 163 samples were analyzed by INAA and ICP-MS and their origins were identified through Enrichment Factor and Principal Component Analysis. The results showed that the main source of Duolun aerosols was soil dust, and coal combustion constituted the important anthropogenic contribution. The dust events in April and changes of local meteorological conditions were the main reasons for the differences of APM characteristics between April and May. The

  14. Diurnal and Seasonal Variations in the Net Ecosystem CO2 Exchange of a Pasture in the Three-River Source Region of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.

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    Full Text Available Carbon dioxide (CO2 exchange between the atmosphere and grassland ecosystems is very important for the global carbon balance. To assess the CO2 flux and its relationship to environmental factors, the eddy covariance method was used to evaluate the diurnal cycle and seasonal pattern of the net ecosystem CO2 exchange (NEE of a cultivated pasture in the Three-River Source Region (TRSR on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau from January 1 to December 31, 2008. The diurnal variations in the NEE and ecosystem respiration (Re during the growing season exhibited single-peak patterns, the maximum and minimum CO2 uptake observed during the noon hours and night; and the maximum and minimum Re took place in the afternoon and early morning, respectively. The minimum hourly NEE rate and the maximum hourly Re rate were -7.89 and 5.03 μmol CO2 m-2 s-1, respectively. The NEE and Re showed clear seasonal variations, with lower values in winter and higher values in the peak growth period. The highest daily values for C uptake and Re were observed on August 12 (-2.91 g C m-2 d-1 and July 28 (5.04 g C m-2 day-1, respectively. The annual total NEE and Re were -140.01 and 403.57 g C m-2 year-1, respectively. The apparent quantum yield (α was -0.0275 μmol μmol-1 for the entire growing period, and the α values for the pasture's light response curve varied with the leaf area index (LAI, air temperature (Ta, soil water content (SWC and vapor pressure deficit (VPD. Piecewise regression results indicated that the optimum Ta and VPD for the daytime NEE were 14.1°C and 0.65 kPa, respectively. The daytime NEE decreased with increasing SWC, and the temperature sensitivity of respiration (Q10 was 3.0 during the growing season, which was controlled by the SWC conditions. Path analysis suggested that the soil temperature at a depth of 5 cm (Tsoil was the most important environmental factor affecting daily variations in NEE during the growing season, and the photosynthetic photon

  15. Concentrations and source regions of light-absorbing particles in snow/ice in northern Pakistan and their impact on snow albedo

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    Gul, Chaman; Praveen Puppala, Siva; Kang, Shichang; Adhikary, Bhupesh; Zhang, Yulan; Ali, Shaukat; Li, Yang; Li, Xiaofei

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    Black carbon (BC), water-insoluble organic carbon (OC), and mineral dust are important particles in snow and ice which significantly reduce albedo and accelerate melting. Surface snow and ice samples were collected from the Karakoram-Himalayan region of northern Pakistan during 2015 and 2016 in summer (six glaciers), autumn (two glaciers), and winter (six mountain valleys). The average BC concentration overall was 2130 ± 1560 ng g-1 in summer samples, 2883 ± 3439 ng g-1 in autumn samples, and 992 ± 883 ng g-1 in winter samples. The average water-insoluble OC concentration overall was 1839 ± 1108 ng g-1 in summer samples, 1423 ± 208 ng g-1 in autumn samples, and 1342 ± 672 ng g-1 in winter samples. The overall concentration of BC, OC, and dust in aged snow samples collected during the summer campaign was higher than the concentration in ice samples. The values are relatively high compared to reports by others for the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau. This is probably the result of taking more representative samples at lower elevation where deposition is higher and the effects of ageing and enrichment are more marked. A reduction in snow albedo of 0.1-8.3 % for fresh snow and 0.9-32.5 % for aged snow was calculated for selected solar zenith angles during daytime using the Snow, Ice, and Aerosol Radiation (SNICAR) model. The daily mean albedo was reduced by 0.07-12.0 %. The calculated radiative forcing ranged from 0.16 to 43.45 W m-2 depending on snow type, solar zenith angle, and location. The potential source regions of the deposited pollutants were identified using spatial variance in wind vector maps, emission inventories coupled with backward air trajectories, and simple region-tagged chemical transport modeling. Central, south, and west Asia were the major sources of pollutants during the sampling months, with only a small contribution from east Asia. Analysis based on the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF-STEM) chemical transport model identified a

  16. Evidencia Empírica sobre la Paridad del Poder Adquisitivo en México Evidencia Empírica sobre la Paridad del Poder Adquisitivo en México

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    Full Text Available This article describes the application of methods recently developed for testing stationarity in the Mexico/US real exchange rate, while allowing for an unknown number of structural breaks in the long-run level of the series. In our empirical implementation, inference relies on bootstraped critical values. As a result, we present unambiguous empirical evidence on the stationarity of the real exchange rate, thus favoring long-run purchasing power parity. En este artículo se describe la aplicación de métodos recientes para probar la estacionariedad del tipo de cambio real peso/dólar, tomando en cuenta la presencia de un número desconocido de cambios estructurales en el nivel de largo plazo de la serie. En nuestra implementación empírica, la inferencia se basa en valores críticos fundamentados en técnicas de remuestreo. Se presenta evidencia contundente sobre la estacionariedad del tipo de cambio real, apoyando así la hipótesis de la paridad del poder adquisitivo.

  17. Aprendizaje Cooperativo: Bases teóricas y hallazgos empíricos que explican su eficacia

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    Full Text Available El aprendizaje cooperativo (AC es una de las formas de organizar la enseñanza con mayor respaldo teórico y empírico, y cada vez más empleada. Este trabajo revisa la teoría del contacto de Allport (1954/1962 para explicar por qué los métodos de AC tienen efectos positivos en las relaciones intergrupales e interétnicas. El modelo de Slavin (1984 se revisa para juzgar los elementos de una instrucción eficaz que logran ser satisfechos por el AC, dando lugar a efectos positivos en el rendimiento académico. Se describen, además, los nueve métodos de AC más investigados y se resumen los principales hallazgos sobre sus efectos, así como los mecanismos que explican dichos efectos, según los estudios de revisión y de meta-análisis

  18. Persistencia y capacidad predictiva de márgenes y rotaciones. un análisis empírico

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    Juan Monterrey

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo abordamos el estudio empírico de la persistencia y capacidad predictiva de los componentes margen y rotación de la rentabilidad. A partir de una amplia muestra de compañías españolas, hemos documentado cómo la persistencia de la rotación es superior a la del margen, y cómo los componentes anormales de margen y rotación son menos persistentes que sus componentes sectoriales. Con relación a la capacidad predictiva, nuestros hallazgos confirman que el poder de predicción del margen es más elevado que el de la rotación, aunque su persistencia sea menor. Al separar los componentes sectorial y anormal de margen y rotación hemos comprobado cómo los componentes anormales muestran una capacidad predictiva superior a los componentes sectoriales. Los análisis complementarios muestran el distinto poder predictivo según el signo positivo o negativo de márgenes y rotaciones anormales, y según el signo del resultado, así como la robustez de nuestros hallazgos.

  19. Paternidade no Brasil: revisão sistemática de artigos empíricos

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue caracterizar la producción de artículos empíricos rela - cionados con el tema de la paternidad y su contribución al desarrollo del niño y de la familia, publicados entre 2000 y 2012 en revistas brasileñas indexadas en bases de datos IndexPsi, SciELO y PePSIC. Los descriptores usados fueron: “padre”, “paternidad” y “paternal”. Un centenar de artículos fueron analizados en su totalidad. En el 70% de ellos, los autores utilizaron el análisis cualitativo de los datos. Se observó la preferencia por el método de recolección de datos (60% y por la entrevista como técnica de recogida (47%. Entre los temas investigados se destacan: embarazo, parto y puerperio (25%, el ejercicio de la paternidad (22%, el desarrollo del niño (15%, la adolescencia (14% y concep - tos sobre el comportamiento paternal (13%. Estudios futuros deben investigar al padre en diferentes contextos y la división de papeles en la familia, la inte - gración de los enfoques cuantitativos y cualitativos y los estudios longitudinales.

  20. Elementos teóricos para el análisis empírico de la demanda

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo constituye una síntesis de la teoría de la demanda y su única pretensión es la de establecer el nexo –poco usual entre nosotros- entre esa teoría y sus aplicaciones, para lo cual es necesario destacar algunos aspectos particulares. Después de un breve repaso a los elementos teóricos básicos se detallan algunas características que debe cumplir una función de demanda para que resulte adecuada a los requerimientos teóricos, así como algunas restricciones resultantes de la propia ecuación presupuestal y que impone límites a los valores de las elasticidades. Por último, se presentan algunos aspectos de la dualidad en la teoría de la demanda que son especialmente útiles en el manejo empírico.

  1. La PYME innovadora mexicana ante la crisis económica. Un estudio empírico

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo estudia el crecimiento y el empleo de las empresas industriales manufactureras que son innovadoras del estado de Yucatán, en México, durante 2007-2009, periodo de la crisis financiera global. El incremento del desempleo es consecuencia del cierre de empresas, para recortar gastos. Se estudia el impacto de dicha crisis comparando el efecto en aquellas empresas que son innovadoras, con aquellas que no lo son. Se realiza un estudio empírico a 138 PYME, usando una entrevista dirigida a los gerentes, recolectando la información con un cuestionario, y analizándolo con técnicas multivariantes. Los resultados muestran que las PYME son en mayor medida poco innovadoras, que ambos tipos de empresas (innovadoras y no innovadoras en general conservaron el empleo, aunque las innovadoras mostraron mayor aumento en número de empleados que aquellas que son poco innovadoras. También se encontró que aquellas que son innovadoras tuvieron un mayor crecimiento que aquellas que son poco innovadoras. Referente al empleo, se encontró que aquellas que son innovadoras contrataron mayor número de trabajadores durante la crisis comparado con aquellas que son poco innovadoras. Se observó que las empresas innovadoras son en menor medida familiares, sus directivos cuentan con mayor formación universitaria, usan una estrategia agresiva (Exploradora-Analizadora y poseen mejor tecnología (Fuerte-Buena, contrastando con aquellas que son poco innovadoras.

  2. Responsabilidad Social Universitaria: estudio empírico sobre la fiabilidad de un conjunto de indicadores de Gobierno Corporativo

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    Full Text Available La Responsabilidad Social de la Universidad (RSU puede ser definida observando los impactos que provoca en el desarrollo de sus actividades. Partiendo de los grupos de impactos, podemos considerar un modelo de medición, identificando los aspectos de la RSU, con cuatro dimensiones: 1 organizacional, 2 educativa, 3 investigadora y 4 epistemológica y social. El objetivo del presente trabajo consiste en verificar la validez de un conjunto de indicadores propuestos de RSU, bajo el prisma de la dimensión organizacional. Los indicadores de medición de los impactos a nivel organizacional se definen partiendo de la clasificación por dimensiones propuesta por el Global Reporting Initiative, incorporando aquellos considerados específicos de la actividad universitaria. De las cuatro categorías identificadas en esta dimensión, analizaremos la del Gobierno Corporativo, ya que los indicadores del impacto económico, social y medioambiental están ampliamente contrastados por el mismo. La metodología utilizada es de naturaleza empírica y está basada en la interacción directa con un conjunto de expertos. Un requisito que la información contable externa debe cumplir es el de fiabilidad. En el estudio, se plantea inferir la validez de los indicadores propuestos, en relación con el citado requisito, mediante valoraciones particulares relativas a la Imparcialidad, Objetividad, Verificabilidad y Representación fiel.

  3. La demanda de trabajo: teoría y evidencia empírica para el caso colombiano

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    Full Text Available Este documento presenta algunos de los aspectos teóricos más importantes para el análisis de la demanda de trabajo, así como la evidencia empírica disponible para el caso colombiano. En cuanto a los aspectos teóricos, la exposición se centra en la discusión microeonómica concerniente a las propiedades de la demanda de trabajo del empresario maximizador debeneficios que enfrenta un proceso productivo con dos factores: capital y trabajo. Luego se discuten las implicaciones de los procesos de liberalización y reformas estructurales en la demanda de trabajo. La revisión de literatura efectuada para el caso colombiano muestra cómo, en general, los estimativos de elasticidades de la demanda por trabajadores frente al producto y el salario real difieren sustancialmente debido a la diversidad de especificaciones econométricas, la temporalidad de los datos y las fuentes de los mismos.

  4. Resiliencia en Enfermería: definición, evidencia empírica e intervenciones

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    Óscar Arrogante

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La resiliencia (adaptación positiva a la adversidad se encuentra dentro de las competencias enfermeras al relacionarse con tres diagnósticos de la taxonomía NANDA y, además, la investigación enfermera señala que es una característica propia de la Enfermería. Sin embargo, la resiliencia es un concepto novedoso para la mayoría de las enfermeras. El artículo tiene como objetivos definir el concepto de resiliencia, exponer la evidencia empírica encontrada en la investigación enfermera y describir los principales programas e intervenciones para su desarrollo. La resiliencia tiene importantes implicaciones clínicas tanto para el cuidado de pacientes, como para el propio autocuidado de la Enfermería. La resiliencia se puede considerar como una característica esencial e inherente a la Enfermería debido a la exposición continua al sufrimiento humano y a unas condiciones laborales estresantes. Por lo tanto, su entrenamiento debería promoverse desde las universidades hasta los centros sanitarios para mejorar la práctica clínica enfermera.

  5. El carácter empírico y lógico de la contabilidad

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    Eduardo R. Scarano

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es argumentar acerca del carácter esencialmente empírico y científico de la contabilidad. Este punto de vista implica rechazar el carácter predominantemente normativo que posee la contabilidad, por lo menos, en Latinoamérica. Se considera que el normativismo de cualquier tipo es meramente secundario.La contabilidad es una disciplina científica, pero al carecer de leyes estrictas no constituye una ciencia básica, es una tecnología social.Se mostrará que tiene una estructura axiomática específica que se puede exponer con la lógica estándar, lo mismo que la matemática contable que supone la partida doble.The aim of this article is to argue about the essentially empirical and scientific character of the accounting. This point of view implies rejecting the predominantly normative character that possesses the accounting, at least, in Latin America. It thinks that the normativism of any type is merely secondary.The accounting is a scientific discipline, but it lacks strict laws, therefore, it does not constitute a basic science, is a social technology.It will appear that it has an axiomatic specific structure that can be exposed by the standard logic the same as the accounting mathematics that supposes the double entry.

  6. Inadimplência no Brasil: Uma Análise das Evidências Empíricas

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    Mariane Daros

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho consiste em analisar as evidências empíricas de estudos relacionados à inadimplência dentro do contexto brasileiro, verificando os estudos desses aspectos nas diversas regiões do país. Além disso, foram analisadas questões relacionadas ao panorama desses estudos a fim de verificar em quais pontos os trabalhos futuros desse tema podem vir a avançar. A partir da análise dos estudos publicados dentro da temática nota-se a existência de alguns pontos que não são aprofundados e que podem avançar por meio de estudos futuros. Dentre esses pontos estão: exploração do tema em todos os setores da economia, maior variação na utilização de procedimentos metodológicos, utilização de série temporal para verificar a evolução do fenômeno e associar a inadimplência com outras temáticas correlatas a essa questão como o endividamento, alfabetização financeira, consumismo, motivações pessoais do indivíduo, aspectos socioeconômicos e causas que podem ter ligação no produto e serviço disponibilizado ao consumidor.

  7. Los conceptos innatos en la obra de Chomsky: definición y propuesta de un método empírico para su estudio

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    Oliver Müller

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo versa sobre los conceptos innatos: su definición, de acuerdo a la obra lingüística de Noam Chomsky, y el esbozo de un método que permita su estudio. A manera de introducción se refieren algunas concepciones académicas sobre la adquisición conceptual y se comenta la falta de un método de estudio empírico de los conceptos nativos. Enseguida, se presenta la definición que a lo largo del tiempo ha defendido Chomsky sobre dichos conceptos. Finalmente, se instauran de manera teórica las condiciones de un procedimiento empírico para el estudio de los conceptos innatos, titulado análisis semántico de corpus.

  8. Structural Studies on Plasmodium falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane Protein 1 (PfEMP1) Malaria Antigens Using Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS)

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    Christoffersen, Stig

    Chemistry (App I) [1]. VAR2CSA binds specifically to CSA in the placental tissue of pregnant women hereby causing severe malaria symptoms endangering both mother and child. The minimal VAR2CSA region required to effectively bind CSA was determined to be the N-terminal DBL domain, DBL2X which we locate......Infection with the pathogenic Plasmodium falciparum parasite causes the potentially deadly Malaria disease which leads to over 1 million fatalities each year according to the WHO (World Health Organization). Individuals subjected to multiple infections gradually become immune to the disease...... symptoms and vaccine research is focused on trying to mimic or advance this immune acquisition. Immunity is primarily caused by acquisition of antibodies directed against a family of Plasmodium protein antigens called PfEMP1s located on the surface of infected erythrocytes. The PfEMP1 proteins are adhesive...

  9. Implicaciones teóricas y empíricas de la nueva definición de desempleo en Colombia.

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    Juan Carlos Guataqui

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available En junio de 2000 Colombia adoptó una nueva definición de desempleo siguiendo los estándares de la OIT. Este cambio implicó una reducción de la tasa de desempleo del orden de dos puntos porcentuales. En este documento contrastamos el caso Colombiano con las experiencias de otros países en términos de la transformación metodológica y sus implicaciones empíricas. Posteriormente, evaluamos el soporte empírico del cambio de metodología. Nuestros resultados sugieren implicaciones específicas sobre el desempleo estructural y su relación con el perfil educativo de los desempleados; por lo tanto, cuestionan la aplicación práctica de la definición estándar de desempleo de la OIT al caso colombiano.

  10. Structural Conservation Despite Huge Sequence Diversity Allows EPCR Binding by the PfEMP1 Family Implicated in Severe Childhood Malaria

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    Lau, Clinton K.Y.; Turner, Louise; Jespersen, Jakob S.

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    with severe childhood malaria. We combine crystal structures of CIDRa1:EPCR complexes with analysis of 885 CIDRa1 sequences, showing that the EPCR-binding surfaces of CIDRa1 domains are conserved in shape and bonding potential, despite dramatic sequence diversity. Additionally, these domains mimic features...... of the natural EPCR ligand and can block this ligand interaction. Using peptides corresponding to the EPCR-binding region, antibodies can be purified from individuals in malaria-endemic regions that block EPCR binding of diverse CIDRa1 variants. This highlights the extent to which such a surface protein family......The PfEMP1 family of surface proteins is central for Plasmodium falciparum virulence and must retain the ability to bind to host receptors while also diversifying to aid immune evasion. The interaction between CIDRa1 domains of PfEMP1 and endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR) is associated...

  11. Overproduction, purification and crystallization of a chondroitin sulfate A-binding DBL domain from a Plasmodium falciparum var2csa-encoded PfEMP1 protein

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    Higgins, Matthew K.

    2008-01-01

    A chondroitin sulfate A-binding DBL important in placental malaria has been overproduced, purified and crystallized. Diffraction data were collected to 1.9 Å resolution. The PfEMP1 proteins of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum are inserted into the membrane of infected red blood cells, where they mediate adhesion to a variety of human receptors. The DBL domains of the var2csa-encoded PfEMP1 protein play a critical role in malaria of pregnancy, tethering infected cells to the surface of the placenta through interactions with the glycosaminoglycan carbohydrate chondroitin sulfate A (CSA). A CSA-binding DBL domain has been overproduced in a bacterial expression system, purified and crystallized. Native data sets extending to 1.9 Å resolution have been collected and phasing is under way

  12. La tasa de crecimiento garantizada de Harrod como ley del crecimiento económico. Una comprobación empírica

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    Bernal Bellón José Reyes Reyes

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available En teoría del crecimiento hubo desarrollos importantes en la década de los 50 a partir del modelo de crecimiento poskeynesiano de Harrod (1939, los cuales buscaban solucionar teóricamente el problema de inestabilidad que presentaba este modelo. No obstante, no se ha realizado una comprobación empírica literal del modelo. En el presente trabajo se modifica el modelo de Harrod incluyendo el cambio técnico y se realiza una comprobación
    empírica a través de diferentes metodologías. Se concluye que la tasa de crecimiento garantizada de Harrod tiende a ser una ley en teoría del crecimiento económico.

  13. Overproduction, purification and crystallization of a chondroitin sulfate A-binding DBL domain from a Plasmodium falciparum var2csa-encoded PfEMP1 protein

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    Higgins, Matthew K., E-mail: mkh20@cam.ac.uk [Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, 80 Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1GA (United Kingdom)

    2008-03-01

    A chondroitin sulfate A-binding DBL important in placental malaria has been overproduced, purified and crystallized. Diffraction data were collected to 1.9 Å resolution. The PfEMP1 proteins of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum are inserted into the membrane of infected red blood cells, where they mediate adhesion to a variety of human receptors. The DBL domains of the var2csa-encoded PfEMP1 protein play a critical role in malaria of pregnancy, tethering infected cells to the surface of the placenta through interactions with the glycosaminoglycan carbohydrate chondroitin sulfate A (CSA). A CSA-binding DBL domain has been overproduced in a bacterial expression system, purified and crystallized. Native data sets extending to 1.9 Å resolution have been collected and phasing is under way.

  14. Contramedidas em segurança da informação e vulnerabilidade cibernética: evidência empírica de empresas brasileiras

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    Cortez, Igor Siqueira; Kubota, Luis Claudio

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    Recentemente, uma série de ataques cibernéticos a empresas e governos no Brasil e no exterior tornou público o potencial impacto econômico desse tipo de atividade, do ponto de vista tanto privado quanto público. Existe extensa literatura econômica - teórica e empírica - que avalia os incentivos para que as empresas adotem ou não medidas de segurança da informação. No presente estudo foi desenvolvida uma avaliação empírica desse fenômeno no Brasil. Modelos logit e probit ordenado foram desenvo...

  15. Migrações internas: evolução teórica e algumas evidências empíricas para o caso brasileiro

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    Márcia Regina Gabardo Câmara

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    The aim of this article is to show new light concerning internal migration in Brazil. Consequently a review of the specialized literature was necessary and here in are presented some empirical evidences concerning its recent development. O objetivo do presente artigo é jogar novas luzes sobre a migração interna no Brasil. Conseqüentemente, foi necessário revisar a literatura especializada e apresentar algumas evidências empíricas sobre o seu desenvolvimento recente

  16. Análise empírico-mecanística do efeito do excesso de carga veículos comerciais. (DOI.: 10.5216/reec.v9i2.29489

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    Thaís Ferrari Réus

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    Full Text Available RESUMO: O dimensionamento dos pavimentos flexíveis vem sendo realizado por meio de métodos empíricos, desenvolvidos na década de 60 e em condições específicas, portanto o seu uso de forma inadequada pode gerar resultados errôneos quando se tratam de situações em que os parâmetros locais de projeto, da região onde se pretende executar o pavimento, não sejam similares às utilizadas na determinação do método. Atualmente há uma tendência de substituição desses métodos pelos empíricos mecanicistas, que permitem avaliar de maneira mais coerente e analítica o comportamento estrutural do pavimento. O objetivo deste trabalho é verificar, de acordo com os tipos de veículos comerciais circulantes no Lote 1 do Anel de Integração do Paraná, a adequação das cargas de tráfego às regulamentações referentes ao limite de peso, bem como a quantificação do efeito danoso proveniente de tal carregamento. Para tanto, foram realizadas simulações no programa ELSYM5 (versão 1.0 desenvolvido na Universidade de Berkeley (1985, para a determinação das deformações estruturais do pavimento e posterior cálculo do Fator de Equivalência de Carga (FEC empírico-mecanístico. Na análise foram utilizados dados de pesagem obtidos nos anos de 2008 e 2009 nos postos de pesagem localizados nas rodovias BR-153 e BR-369, bem como as cargas máximas permitidas por eixo, sem considerar a tolerância. A partir da análise dos resultados concluiu-se que o panorama de carregamento das rodovias é preocupante, afetando o desempenho do pavimento e gerando a necessidade de intervenção, para a recuperação deste, em tempo menor do que o previsto em projeto. ABSTRACT: The design of flexible pavements has been done through empirical methods, developed in the 60s and under specific conditions, therefore its use improperly may produce erroneous results when dealing with situations in which local design parameters where the pavement will be constructed

  17. A semi-automated multiplex high-throughput assay for measuring IgG antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) domains in small volumes of plasma

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    Cham, Gerald K K; Kurtis, Jonathan; Lusingu, John

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    -based assay was sensitive, accurate and reproducible. Four recombinant PfEMP1 proteins C17, D5, D9 and D12, selected on the basis that they showed a spread of median fluorescent intensity (MFI) values from low to high when analysed by the bead-based assay were analysed by ELISA and the results from both...... reactivity levels to twenty eight different recombinant PfEMP1 proteins were simultaneously measured using a single microliter of plasma. Thus, the assay reported here provides a useful tool for rapid and efficient quantification of antibody reactivity against PfEMP1 variants in human plasma....... of twenty nine PfEMP1 domains were PCR amplified from 3D7 genomic DNA, expressed in the Baculovirus system and purified by metal-affinity chromatography. The antibody reactivity level to the recombinant PfEMP1 proteins in human hyper-immune plasma was measured by ELISA. In parallel, these recombinant PfEMP1...

  18. Un estudio empírico sobre el consumo cultural y la toma de decisiones egoístas

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    Tomás Bonavía

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    Full Text Available El objetivo principal que persigue el presente trabajo es mostrar empíricamente en un nuevo contexto, que el mecanismo que rige el proceso de toma de decisiones a la hora de optar por consumir bienes culturales no se ajusta enteramente a la visión racional y egoísta del ser humano propuesta por la economía clásica. Para alcanzar este objetivo se planteó un diseño experimental con tres grupos (dos experimental y uno control a los que se les daba la opción de elegir hipotéticamente entre reclamar la devolución del dinero de la entrada a la salida de diferentes eventos culturales (decisión egoísta o no hacerlo (decisión no egoísta. Para analizar los resultados se realizó una prueba binomial para determinar si la diferencia de proporciones entre las respuestas afirmativas y negativas eran o no significativas. Los resultados obtenidos indican que en la mayoría de las situaciones los participantes se negaban a reclamar la devolución del dinero de la entrada a la salida del evento cultural, actuando así de manera no-racional bajo la visión económica clásica. Estos resultados tendrían, a efectos prácticos, un aumento en el número de espectadores que asisten a actos culturales.

  19. Criminologia e Prisão: caminhos e desafios da pesquisa empírica no campo prisional

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    Ana Gabriela Mendes Braga

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo é um dos frutos da pesquisa de doutoramento “Reintegração social: discursos e práticas na prisão ‒ um estudo comparado”, na qual foram analisados alguns projetos desenvolvidos por entidades da sociedade civil em estabelecimentos prisionais de São Paulo e da Catalunha (Espanha. Para tanto, utilizou-se metodologia qualitativa de pesquisa, com o emprego de três métodos: entrevistas semidirigidas com os envolvidos direta e indiretamente com os projetos (voluntários, presos, diretores de entidades, funcionários da prisão; pesquisa documental (projetos, memoriais, manuais; e, relatos etnográficos produzidos a partir da observação in loco do trabalho desenvolvido pelas entidades selecionadas nos estabelecimentos prisionais. Neste paper, ganha destaque a questão do método em criminologia e as reflexões acerca da pesquisa empírica na prisão. Em uma pesquisa situada em um espaço tão hermético como a prisão, explicitar os caminhos de inserção do campo é um exercício que desvela os mecanismos de poder em funcionamento, e acaba por levar o pesquisador de volta ao objeto da própria tese. Afinal, muitos dos empecilhos e barreiras criadas para a entrada do pesquisador na prisão são os mesmos com que se deparam as entidades e pessoas da sociedade civil. Esse artigo é uma reflexão acerca dos caminhos e dos desafios vivenciados por aqueles que adentram o espaço prisional enfrentando o isolamento impostos por seus muros.

  20. Determinantes multidimensionales en la calidad percibida del empleo. Evidencia empírica para España

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    Díaz-Chao, Ángel

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Through a representative sample of 8.755 employees in 2010, and using a structural equations model (SEM, this article analyzes empirically the multidimensional determinants (direct effects of the perceived work quality in Spain. The research concludes that the perceived work quality combines a broad set of explanatory dimensions that are linked with de workplace itself (intrinsic work quality, organization, access and inclusion, and compensations, but also with their environment and labor relations (social relations, work intensity, skills and training, and health and safety. Therefore, the public employment policies for ending the economic crisis should not only address the quality or workplace, but also meet the dimensions related to their environment and labor relations.A través de una muestra representativa para 8.755 empleados asalariados en 2010, y utilizando un sistema de ecuaciones estructurales, este artículo analiza empíricamente los determinantes multidimensionales (efectos directos de la calidad percibida del empleo en España. La investigación concluye que la calidad del empleo combina un amplio conjunto de dimensiones explicativas que están vinculadas con el propio puesto de trabajo (calidad intrínseca, organización, inclusión y acceso y compensación, pero también con su entorno y las relaciones laborales (relaciones sociales, intensidad del empleo, formación, y salud y seguridad en el trabajo. Por consiguiente, las políticas públicas de empleo para la salida de la crisis no solo deberían abordar la calidad del puesto de trabajo, sino también atender a las dimensiones vinculadas con su entorno y las relaciones laborales.

  1. Análisis empírico de la financiación de nuevas empresas en Colombia

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    Bernardo Barona-Zuluaga

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo identifica y analiza los patrones de financiación de las empresas nuevas en Colombia. Como marco de referencia se toma la moderna teoría financiera que incorpora los conceptos de asimetría de información y de la economía institucional en el estudio de la estructura financiera y de capital empresariales. En especial, se emplea el concepto desarrollado por Berger y Udell (1998 de que el ciclo de vida en que se encuentra una empresa particular afecta su estructura de capital óptima, y se someten a prueba varias hipótesis respecto a la forma en que se financian las empresas jóvenes colombianas. Para la contrastación empírica de las hipótesis se utiliza una base de datos provista (a solicitud de los investigadores por la Superintendencia de Sociedades de Colombia, de empresas creadas entre los años 1999 y 2007; la muestra depurada quedó conformada por 4.034 empresas, 922 con edad inferior a cinco años (infantes–adolecentes, I&A y 3.112 con existencia mayor a cinco años (mediana edad, EM. Los análisis univariado y multivariado realizados, tomados de manera conjunta, indican que la etapa en el ciclo de vida de una empresa importa en la definición de su estructura de capital: no solo la importancia de las fuentes específicas de financiación es diferente en las dos categorías etarias, sino también algunos de los factores que se relacionan de manera significativa con su estructura financiera. El patrimonio se revela como la fuente de financiación más importante en ambos tipos de categorías; la inversión de los dueños es la partida patrimonial más importante en las I&A, en tanto que las utilidades retenidas lo son en las EM. Tanto el tamaño como la tangibilidad de los activos están relacionados de manera positiva con el porcentaje de apalancamiento de las empresas de los dos grupos estudiados. La rentabilidad se relaciona de manera negativa y significativa con el apalancamiento de las EM. Estos hallazgos tienen

  2. Persistencia y capacidad predictiva de márgenes y rotaciones. Un análisis empírico.

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    Juan Monterrey

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThis paper presents an empirical analysis of the persistence and predictive ability of the components the profitability ratio, namely, margin and turnover. Based on a large sample of Spanish companies, we document that the persistence of turnover is greater than that of profit margin and that abnormal components of both, turnover and margin have a lower degree of persistence when compared to industry components. As for predictive ability, our findings confirm that albeit having a lower persistence, margin has a greater predictive power than turnover. By decomposing margin and turnover into their industry and abnormal components, we confirm that abnormal items have a greater predictive ability than industry components. Additional tests revealed that our findings are robust, although the predictive power of our variables changes depending on their sign as well as in the presence of positive and negative earnings.RESUMENEn el presente trabajo abordamos el estudio empírico de la persistencia y capacidad predictiva de los componentes margen y rotación de la rentabilidad. A partir de una amplia muestra de compañías españolas, hemos documentado cómo la persistencia de la rotación es superior a la del margen, y cómo los componentes anormales de margen y rotación son menos persistentes que sus componentes sectoriales. Con relación a la capacidad predictiva, nuestros hallazgos confirman que el poder de predicción del margen es más elevado que el de la rotación, aunque su persistencia sea menor. Al separar los componentes sectorial y anormal de margen y rotación hemos comprobado cómo los componentes anormales muestran una capacidad predictiva superior a los componentes sectoriales. Los análisis complementarios muestran el distinto poder predictivo según el signo positivo o negativo de márgenes y rotaciones anormales, y según el signo del resultado, así como la robustez de nuestros hallazgos.

  3. Evicencia Empírica en Torno al Estudio del Factor Tamaño cono Condicionante Empresarial

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    María Elena Gómez Miranda

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo presentamos las principales conclusiones obtenidas a través de la realización de un estudio empírico, con el que contrastamos la hipótesis del condicionamiento empresarial por razón de su dimensión. La investigación se ha realizado a través de la aplicación de diversas técnicas de análisis multivariable, concretamente el análisis factorial, cluster y discriminante, sobre la información relativa a una muestra integrada por 6.600 empresas. Para la definición del tamaño empresarial se han tomado como referencia diversos criterios, los cuales están basados en los utilizados por algunas Centrales de Balances españolas para la clasificación y explotación de sus bases de datos. La interpretación de los resultados obtenidos nos permite concluir que las características económico-financieras de las empresas que integran nuestra muestra son independientes de su dimensión, incumpliéndose por tanto la hipótesis del condicionamiento empresarial por razón de su tamaño. In this paper we point out the main conclusions obtained through an empirical study carried out in order to check the hypothesis with regard to firm conditioning in view of its size. The research has been carried out by applying diverse techniques of multivariable analysis, specifically factorial analysis, cluster and discriminant, on the basis of the information available from a sample made up by 6.600 firms. Diverse criteria used by certain Spanish Commercial Performance Information Bureaus to classify and work with their database, have been taken as a reference in the outline of a firms size. According to the analysis of the results obtained, we conclude that the economic and financial characteristics of the firms examined do not depend on their size, and therefore the hypothesis of firm nature according to its size is not confirmed.

  4. Evaluación de la orientación empática en estudiantes de medicina de la Universidad del Norte. Barranquilla (Colombia

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    Luz Marina Alonso Palacio

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar el nivel de orientación empática de los estudiantes de medicina de la Universidad del Norte. Materiales y Métodos: Investigación de tipo descriptiva transversal. La población es - taba constituida por 859 estudiantes, de la cual se tomó una muestra de 345 estudiantes voluntarios (niveles: 1°, 2°, 3°, 4° y 5° año, (1°. n = 128, 2º. n = 102, 3°. n = 38, 4°. n = 41, y 5°. n = 36. Se aplicó, en 2012, la versión en español de la Escala de Empatía Médica de Jefferson ( EEMJ para estudiantes de medicina (versión S, validada en México y Chile y adaptada culturalmente a Colombia mediante el método de validación por criterio de jueces, se calculó: promedio, desviación y se aplicó análisis de varianza bifactorial para diferencia de medias y evaluar interacción entre las variables estudiadas. Resultados: La orientación empática presentó valores ubicados por encima del valor cen - tral del rango de la escala que oscila entre 20 y 140. No se encontraron diferencias signi - ficativas por género ni por año en las puntuaciones. Conclusiones: Los promedios de orientación empática presentaron tendencia casi cons - tante con fluctuaciones no significativas. Sería de gran valor investigar otras variables que pueden afectar la empatía.

  5. Facilitadores institucionales y sociales para la gobernanza local de los riesgos medioambientales. Análisis empírico con municipios chilenos

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    Patricio Valdivieso

    Full Text Available Resumen El contexto latinoamericano de exposición a riesgos medioambientales demanda un mayor entendimiento de los factores institucionales que tienen impacto en la gestión medioambiental local. Con el apoyo de métodos mixtos de investigación, este estudio examina hipótesis sobre relaciones entre factores políticos, institucionales, sociales y la gestión medioambiental municipal, en el contexto empírico de municipalidades chilenas. Los resultados sugieren que la combinación de factores políticos, arreglos y capacidades institucionales, y relaciones con la sociedad explican diferentes comportamientos municipales.

  6. Insect cells are superior to Escherichia coli in producing malaria proteins inducing IgG targeting PfEMP1 on infected erythrocytes

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    Victor, Michala E; Bengtsson, Anja; Andersen, Gorm

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    -exposed epitopes are unknown. An insect cell and Escherichia coli based system was used to express single and double domains encoded by the pfd1235w var gene. The resulting recombinant proteins have been evaluated for yield and purity and their ability to induce rat antibodies, which react with the native PFD1235w...... PfEMP1 antigen expressed on 3D7PFD1235w-IE. Their recognition by human anti-malaria antibodies from previously infected Tanzanian donors was also analysed....

  7. Fatores de impacto na Atitude e na Intenção de uso do M-learning: um teste empírico

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    Kurtz, Renata; Macedo-Soares, T. Diana de; Ferreira, Jorge Brantes; Freitas, Angilberto Sabino de; Silva, Jorge Ferreira da

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    Este artigo apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa empírica em que se propõe um modelo para avaliar a atitude e a intenção de uso do mobile-learning(m-learning) por estudantes do ensino superior de um curso de administração baseado na teoria do flow, no Modelo de Aceitação de Tecnologia e na Teoria do Comportamento Planejado. A partir deste arcabouço teórico elaborou-se uma atividade prática envolvendo o uso de dispositivos com tecnologia móvel digital (celulares) em que se buscou aplicar o ...

  8. Revisi?n de literatura emp?rica acerca de la relaci?n entre depresi?n y apoyo familiar en personas transg?nero

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    Ruiz Cortes, Estefany Tatiana

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    Se realiz? una revisi?n de diferentes trabajos e investigaci?n emp?rica sobre sobre el concepto de g?nero e identidad de g?nero y la conceptualizaci?n del transgenerismo como fen?meno buscando una aproximaci?n de los factores que intervienen en el proceso de socializaci?n y desarrollo psicosocial de las personas transg?nero. La constante discriminaci?n, estigmatizaci?n y segregaci?n social hacen que las personas trans sean vulnerables y que lleguen a presentar niveles de ansiedad, depresi?n y...

  9. La restricción intertemporal del presupuesto. Una evaluación empírica para el Gobierno Nacional Central de Colombia, 1950-2010

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    Hernando Chaves Álvaro

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available En este documento se analiza la sostenibilidad fiscal del Gobierno Nacional Central en Colombia utilizando el enfoque de la Restricción Intertemporal de Presupuesto. Los resultados empíricos revelan que la estrategia fiscal actual es sostenible. No obstante, se vislumbran problemas de insolvencia en el largo plazo, lo que implica generar un mayor superávit primario en comparación con el actualmente programado. Lo anterior, se sustenta en los valores estimados de los indicadores de sostenibilidad fiscal.

  10. El conductismo en la ciencia política: descifrando un concepto poco maleable en los horizontes de la investigación empírica

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    John Fredy Bedoya Marulanda

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    Este artículo tiene como objetivo revivir el conductismo como una forma derealizar investigación empírica en la ciencia política, haciendo el llamado a lacientificidad de la disciplina con un objeto de estudio específico: elcomportamiento político de los individuos. Desde allí se presenta como sepuede definir el conductismo, sus cánones metodológicos y una aproximación acómo debe entenderse el comportamiento político.

  11. Responsabilidad Social Corporativa de la Empresas de Distribución Comercial Españolas. Evidencias Empíricas

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    Díaz Heredia, Isabel

    2013-01-01

    En este Trabajo Fin de Máster se analiza la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa de las grandes empresas de distribución comercial en España. En él se trata el desarrollo teórico de la RSC, el sector de la distribución comercial y, por último, se realiza un estudio empírico para el análisis del grado de RSC on-line en las grandes empresas de distribución comercial.

  12. Preconcepciones de ciencia y tecnología en los profesores de bachillerato: un estudio empírico en el estado de Guanajuato

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    Rebollo León, Jorge Luis

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    En este artículo se presenta un estudio empírico con profesores que enseñan ciencias naturales a nivel Bachillerato. Actualmente muchos profesores mantienen una imagen deformada de lo que es la ciencia y la tecnología. Algunos la conciben como un conocimiento acabado e infalible, otros como una actividad a-histórica y a-problemática o bien hay quienes la conciben como un quehacer elitista y descontextualizado. El propósito de este estudio es conocer cuáles son las preconcepciones sobre la...

  13. Plasmodium falciparum associated with severe childhood malaria preferentially expresses PfEMP1 encoded by group A var genes

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    Jensen, Anja T R; Magistrado, Pamela; Sharp, Sarah

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    Parasite-encoded variant surface antigens (VSAs) like the var gene-encoded Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) family are responsible for antigenic variation and infected red blood cell (RBC) cytoadhesion in P. falciparum malaria. Parasites causing severe malaria in noni...... genes, such as PFD1235w/MAL7P1.1, appear to be involved in the pathogenesis of severe disease and are thus attractive candidates for a vaccine against life-threatening P. falciparum malaria....

  14. Migrações internas: evolução teórica e algumas evidências empíricas para o caso brasileiro

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    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to show new light concerning internal migration in Brazil. Consequently a review of the specialized literature was necessary and here in are presented some empirical evidences concerning its recent development. O objetivo do presente artigo é jogar novas luzes sobre a migração interna no Brasil. Conseqüentemente, foi necessário revisar a literatura especializada e apresentar algumas evidências empíricas sobre o seu desenvolvimento recente

  15. Un análisis empírico de las no linealidades en la movilidad intergeneracional del ingreso. El caso de la Argentina

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    Jiménez, Maribel

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    El principal objetivo de este estudio es cuantificar y examinar la movilidad intergeneracional del ingreso en la Argentina, explorando la hipótesis de variación del grado de (in)movilidad a lo largo de la distribución del ingreso correspondiente a los hijos así como a los padres, a través de la aplicación de métodos econométricos utilizados en la literatura empírica reciente para datos no longitudinales. Los resultados, obtenidos a partir de la información proveniente de dos muestras de la En...

  16. Un análisis empírico de las no linealidades en la movilidad intergeneracional del ingreso : El caso de la Argentina

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    Jiménez, Maribel

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    El principal objetivo de este estudio es cuantificar y examinar la movilidad intergeneracional del ingreso en la Argentina, explorando la hipótesis de variación del grado de (in)movilidad a lo largo de la distribución del ingreso correspondiente a los hijos así como a los padres, a través de la aplicación de métodos econométricos utilizados en la literatura empírica reciente para datos no longitudinales. Los resultados, obtenidos a partir de la información proveniente de dos muestras de la En...

  17. End-to-end simulation: The front end

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    Haber, I.; Bieniosek, F.M.; Celata, C.M.; Friedman, A.; Grote, D.P.; Henestroza, E.; Vay, J.-L.; Bernal, S.; Kishek, R.A.; O'Shea, P.G.; Reiser, M.; Herrmannsfeldt, W.B.

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    For the intense beams in heavy ion fusion accelerators, details of the beam distribution as it emerges from the source region can determine the beam behavior well downstream. This occurs because collective space-charge modes excited as the beam is born remain undamped for many focusing periods. Traditional studies of the source region in particle beam systems have emphasized the behavior of averaged beam characteristics, such as total current, rms beam size, or emittance, rather than the details of the full beam distribution function that are necessary to predict the excitation of these modes. Simulations of the beam in the source region and comparisons to experimental measurements at LBNL and the University of Maryland are presented to illustrate some of the complexity in beam characteristics that has been uncovered as increased attention has been devoted to developing a detailed understanding of the source region. Also discussed are methods of using the simulations to infer characteristics of the beam distribution that can be difficult to measure directly

  18. Computer simulation of auroral kilometric radiation

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    Wagner, J.S.; Tajima, T.; Lee, L.C.; Wu, C.S.

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    We study the generation of auroral kilometric radiation (AKR) using relativistic, electromagnetic, particle simulations. The AKR source region is modeled by two electron populations in the simulation: a cold (200 eV) Maxwellian component and a hot (5-20 keV) population possessing a loss-cone feature. The loss cone distribution is found to be unstable to the cyclotron maser instability. The fast extraordinary (X-mode) waves dominate the radiation and saturate when resonant particles diffuse into the loss-cone via turbulent scattering of the particles by the amplified X-mode radiation

  19. [Soil particle size distribution and its fractal dimension among degradation sequences of the alpine meadow in the source region of the Yangtze and Yellow River, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China].

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    Wei, Mao-Hong; Lin, Hui-Long

    2014-03-01

    The alpine meadow in the source region of the Yangtze and Yellow River is suffering serious deterioration. Though great efforts have been put into, the restoration for the degraded grassland is far from being effective, mainly due to poor understanding of the degradation mechanism of alpine meadow in this region. In order to clarify the formation mechanism of degradation grassland and provide the new ideas for restoration, degradation sequences of the alpine meadow in the source region of the Yangtze and Yellow River were taken as target systems to analyze the soil particle size distribution, the fractal dimension of the soil particle size, and the relationship between soil erosion modulus and fractal dimension. The results showed that, with increasing grassland degradation, the percentage contents of clay increased while the percentage contents of silt sand and very fine sand showed a decreasing trend. The fractal dimension presented a positive correlation with clay among the degradation sequences while negative correlations were found with very fine sand and silt sand. The curvilinear regression of fractal dimension and erosion modulus fitted a quadratic function. Judged by the function, fractal dimension 2.81 was the threshold value of soil erosion. The threshold value has an indicative meaning on predicting the breakout of grazing-induced erosion and on restoration of the degraded grassland. Taking fractal dimension of 2.81 as the restoration indicator, adoption of corresponding measures to make fractal dimension less than 2.81, would an effective way to restore the degradation grassland.

  20. La fuerza de los lazos: una exploración teórica y empírica de sus múltiples significados

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    Irene Cruz Gómez

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    Full Text Available La fuerza del vínculo es una de las características recurrentemente estudiadas en las redes personales. Es un dato aparentemente sencillo de generar, con una potencial capacidad predictiva sobre los intercambios dentro de la relación y de la posición del contacto dentro de la red. Sin embargo, la gran diversidad de indicadores que se emplean en la literatura para medir esta fuerza del vínculo da fe de la vaguedad en la definición del concepto y las consecuentes dificultades para operativizarlo, dando lugar a resultados ambivalentes en su observación empírica. Con este trabajo de revisión teórica, metodológica y empírica se pre- tende ofrecer una base sobre la cual contribuir a la delimitación del concepto. Se propone una dimensionalización teórica de la noción, distinguiendo sus aspectos expresivos, sociales y estructurales, y a continuación se compara el comportamiento de diversos indicadores de las distintas dimensiones empleando una muestra de 441 redes personales y 13.230 relaciones provenientes de una encuesta realizada en Cataluña entre 2009 y 2010.

  1. Cultura intraemprendedora e innovación: un estudio empírico en las MIPYME turísticas colombianas

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    Edgar J. Gálvez Albarracín

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El objeto de este trabajo es verificar empíricamente la relación existente entre la cultura de intraemprendimiento y la innovación en las empresas. Para ello se realizó un estudio empírico con 68 MIPYME** del sector turístico de Colombia. Los resultados muestran que las prácticas asociadas al intraemprendimiento ejercen influencia positiva sobre la innovación de las MIPYME, y en especial, sobre la de sus procesos productivos y su gestión. Los hallazgos tienen implicaciones para los empresarios ya que les permite comprobar la utilidad del emprendimiento corporativo para el desarrollo de sus organizaciones. Muestra además al sector público, la academia y a las entidades de fomento, la importancia de impulsar programas de investigación, formación y asesoría en el campo del intraemprendimiento, para lograr mayor innovación y competitividad empresarial, lo cual puede redundar a su vez en mayor desarrollo regional y nacional

  2. Evaluación de un modelo de la brdf a partir de simulaciones con modelos semi-empíricos lineales (sel

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    Edgardo Rafael Medrano Ruedaflores

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Los modelos semi-empíricos lineales, también conocidos como modelos lineales basados en kernels, han sido utilizados con relativo éxito en la derivación de parámetros biofísicos de la vegetación a partir de imágenes satelitales. Su construcción se basa en hipótesis difíciles de corroborar y su calibración demanda suponer condiciones de homogeneidad en el sistema suelo-vegetación-atmósfera. Un modelo de la BRDF libre de estas limitaciones es evaluado en este estudio simulando el proceso de dispersión de la radiación solar según diferentes configuraciones de cobertura terrestre. Los datos fueron generados mediante la implementación de cuatro modelos lineales basados en kernels. Se evaluó el ajuste del modelo en cada escenario simulado a través de regresión lineal simple, obteniéndose valores del coeficiente de determinación superiores a 0.98. Los resultados sugieren que es posible utilizar el modelo evaluado en aplicaciones donde actualmente se emplean modelos semi-empíricos lineales.

  3. Ayudas públicas a la innovación: una evidencia empírica de la PYME industrial del sureste mexicano

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    Gabriel Góngora-Biachi

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como propósito estudiar la existencia de tres tipos de sesgo en el proceso de solicitud y concesión de ayudas a la innovación a la PYME industrial en México (sesgo de motivación, sesgo de selección administrativa y sesgo de información. Para ello se realiza un estudio empírico sobre 169 PYME industriales, subvencionadas y no subvencionadas. Los datos del estudio empírico han sido recogidos a través de un cuestionario dirigido al gerente de la empresa. Los resultados muestran que las empresas que solicitan ayudas públicas cuentan con una mejor tecnología. Las empresas elegidas por la Administración para otorgar las ayudas tienen tecnología fuerte-buena, estrategia exploradora-analizadora y una mayor proporción de exportaciones. Finalmente se obtiene, al analizar el sesgo de información en las empresas que no solicitan ayudas, que las mejor informadas se caracterizan por tener un mayor grado de exportación y ser más antiguas.

  4. Plutarque contre Colotès contre Empédocle Plutarch against Colotes against Empedocles Plutarco contro Colote contro Empedocle

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    Alain Gigandet

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    Full Text Available In the section of Against Colotes dedicated to the polemic that the Epicurean, in his writing, developed against Empedocles, Plutarch uses what he considers a bad procedure to traverse the area of dialectic and to arrive at that of the principles of Atomist physics, whose incoherence he feigns to demonstrate.Dans la partie du Contre Colotès consacrée à la polémique que l’épicurien, dans son écrit, développait contre Empédocle, Plutarque utilise ce qu’il considère comme un mauvais procès pour passer du terrain dialectique à celui des principes de la physique atomiste, dont il prétend montrer l’incohérence.Dans la partie du Contre Colotès consacrée à la polémique que l’épicurien, dans son écrit, développait contre Empédocle, Plutarque utilise ce qu’il considère comme un mauvais procès pour passer du terrain dialectique à celui des principes de la physique atomiste, dont il prétend montrer l’incohérence.

  5. Relationships between the use of Embden Meyerhof pathway (EMP) or Phosphoketolase pathway (PKP) and lactate production capabilities of diverse Lactobacillus reuteri strains.

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    Burgé, Grégoire; Saulou-Bérion, Claire; Moussa, Marwen; Allais, Florent; Athes, Violaine; Spinnler, Henry-Eric

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    The aims of this study is to compare the growth and glucose metabolism of three Lactobacillus reuteri strains (i.e. DSM 20016, DSM 17938, and ATCC 53608) which are lactic acid bacteria of interest used for diverse applications such as probiotics implying the production of biomass, or for the production of valuable chemicals (3-hydroxypropionaldehyde, 3-hydroxypropionic acid, 1,3-propanediol). However, the physiological diversity inside the species, even for basic metabolisms, like its capacity of acidification or glucose metabolism, has not been studied yet. In the present work, the growth and metabolism of three strains representative of the species diversity have been studied in batch mode. The strains were compared through characterization of growth kinetics and evaluation of acidification kinetics, substrate consumption and product formation. The results showed significant differences between the three strains which may be explained, at least in part, by variations in the distribution of carbon source between two glycolytic pathways during the bacterial growth: the phosphoketolase or heterolactic pathway (PKP) and the Embden-Meyerhof pathway (EMP). It was also shown that, in the context of obtaining a large amount of biomass, DSM 20016 and DSM 17938 strains were the most effective in terms of growth kinetics. The DSM 17938 strain, which shows the more significant metabolic shift from EMP to PKP when the pH decreases, is more effective for lactate production.

  6. Límites de las formas organizacionales hibridas: Evaluación teórica y análisis de investigaciones empíricas

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    Maria Valentina Locher

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    Full Text Available El concepto de formas organizacionales híbridas resulta clave para las investigaciones empíricas realizadas en el marco de la Nueva Economía Institucional. Las formas híbridas suelen considerarse un avance de dicho programa, sin embargo, aquí se argumentará lo contrario: este concepto evidencia limitaciones en las hipótesis fundamentales de aquel programa de investigaciones económicas. En este trabajo se muestra cómo el concepto de formas híbridas es utilizado para interpretar una realidad socioeconómica que desborda los límites de las formas mercantiles de coordinación económica. Luego se mostrará que ello, en el marco de la Nueva Economía Institucional, supone una paradoja insalvable. Finalmente se ensayan nuevas hipótesis para superar esta limitación y se muestran las consecuencias de este problema sobre dos investigaciones empíricas que desbordaron los límites de las formas organizacionales hibridas.

  7. Contramedidas em segurança da informação e vulnerabilidade cibernética: evidência empírica de empresas brasileiras

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    Igor Siqueira Cortez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Recentemente, uma série de ataques cibernéticos a empresas e governos no Brasil e no exterior tornou público o potencial impacto econômico desse tipo de atividade, do ponto de vista tanto privado quanto público. Existe extensa literatura econômica - teórica e empírica - que avalia os incentivos para que as empresas adotem ou não medidas de segurança da informação. No presente estudo foi desenvolvida uma avaliação empírica desse fenômeno no Brasil. Modelos logit e probit ordenado foram desenvolvidos como forma de avaliar os efeitos sobre a probabilidade de ocorrência de problemas de segurança da informação, levando-se em conta as características das firmas, inclusive as medidas de segurança de informação. Os resultados apontam para uma relação positiva entre as medidas de segurança da informação e a probabilidade de identificar a ocorrência de problemas cibernéticos, sugerindo que a sofisticação dessas medidas de proteção aumenta a probabilidade de identificação dos problemas.

  8. Modelación empírica de flotación en columna a escala piloto

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    Simpson, J.

    2010-04-01

    úrgicos (ley de concentrado, ley de relaves, razón de enriquecimiento y recuperación en función de las variables operacionales que sean manipulables busca entregarle mayor libertad al operador y al ingeniero de procesos para lograr la sintonización operacional de la columna. El método empleado para el desarrollo de los modelos fue Stepwise Regression (Regresión por Pasos considerando relaciones empíricas entre variables operacionales y los resultados experimentales. Todos los modelos presentaron sobre un 90 % de exactitud, salvo uno de ellos que fue sobre 70 %.

  9. Prácticas de presupuesto de capital: evaluación empírica en un grupo de empresas del sector de la construcción en Colombia

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    Ochoa Yepes, Julián

    2014-01-01

    El análisis empírico de presupuesto de capital o valoración de inversiones ha sido un tema ampliamente estudiado principalmente en países desarrollados como Estados Unidos, Reino Unido y Canadá -- Sin embargo la evidencia en países emergentes es escasa -- Mediante este artículo se pretende dar inicio a evidenciar las prácticas de presupuesto de capital a través de un estudio empírico realizado en un grupo de empresas del sector de la construcción en Colombia -- De las empresas encuestadas se ...

  10. Bancos Cooperativos y Sociedades de Ahorro y Crédito en El Salvador: modelo de supervisión prudencial y análisis empírico del coeficiente de solvencia

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    Hernández, Ana Verónica

    2013-01-01

    Estudio bibliográfico empírico, con el que se presenta una propuesta de supervisión para la superintendencia financiera de El Salvador, que incluye requisitos mínimos a considerar por el auditor, tomando como base Basilea II, III y siguiendo el Modelo OSFI de Canadá. Además se presenta un estudio empírico sobre los determinantes del coeficiente patrimonial en bancos cooperativos y sociedades de ahorro y crédito de El Salvador. Economía Financiera y Contabilidad Máster en Investigación ...

  11. Modeling dry and wet deposition of sulfate, nitrate, and ammonium ions in Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve, China using a source-oriented CMAQ model: Part II. Emission sector and source region contributions.

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    Qiao, Xue; Tang, Ya; Kota, Sri Harsha; Li, Jingyi; Wu, Li; Hu, Jianlin; Zhang, Hongliang; Ying, Qi

    2015-11-01

    A source-oriented Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model driven by the meteorological fields generated by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model was used to study the dry and wet deposition of nitrate (NO3(-)), sulfate (SO4(2-)), and ammonium (NH4(+)) ions in the Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve (JNNR), China from June to August 2010 and to identify the contributions of different emission sectors and source regions that were responsible for the deposition fluxes. Contributions from power plants, industry, transportation, domestic, biogenic, windblown dust, open burning, fertilizer, and manure management sources to deposition fluxes in JNNR watershed and four EANET sites are determined. In JNNR, 96%, 82%, and 87% of the SO4(2-), NO3(-) and NH4(+) deposition fluxes are in the form of wet deposition of the corresponding aerosol species. Industry and power plants are the two major sources of SO4(2-) deposition flux, accounting for 86% of the total wet deposition of SO4(2-), and industry has a higher contribution (56%) than that of power plants (30%). Power plants and industry are also the top sources that are responsible for NO3(-) wet deposition, and contributions from power plants (30%) are generally higher than those from industries (21%). The major sources of NH4(+) wet deposition flux in JNNR are fertilizer (48%) and manure management (39%). Source-region apportionment confirms that SO2 and NOx emissions from local and two nearest counties do not have a significant impact on predicted wet deposition fluxes in JNNR, with contributions less than 10%. While local NH3 emissions account for a higher fraction of the NH4(+) deposition, approximately 70% of NH4(+) wet deposition in JNNR originated from other source regions. This study demonstrates that S and N deposition in JNNR is mostly from long-range transport rather than from local emissions, and to protect JNNR, regional emission reduction controls are needed. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All

  12. Insect cells are superior to Escherichia coli in producing malaria proteins inducing IgG targeting PfEMP1 on infected erythrocytes

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    Joergensen Louise

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The PFD1235w Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1 antigen is associated with severe malaria in children and can be expressed on the surface of infected erythrocytes (IE adhering to ICAM1. However, the exact three-dimensional structure of this PfEMP1 and its surface-exposed epitopes are unknown. An insect cell and Escherichia coli based system was used to express single and double domains encoded by the pfd1235w var gene. The resulting recombinant proteins have been evaluated for yield and purity and their ability to induce rat antibodies, which react with the native PFD1235w PfEMP1 antigen expressed on 3D7PFD1235w-IE. Their recognition by human anti-malaria antibodies from previously infected Tanzanian donors was also analysed. Methods The recombinant proteins were run on SDS-PAGE and Western blots for quantification and size estimation. Insect cell and E. coli-produced recombinant proteins were coupled to a bead-based Luminex assay to measure the plasma antibody reactivity of 180 samples collected from Tanzanian individuals. The recombinant proteins used for immunization of rats and antisera were also tested by flow cytometry for their ability to surface label 3D7PFD1235w-IE. Results All seven pAcGP67A constructs were successfully expressed as recombinant protein in baculovirus-infected insect cells and subsequently produced to a purity of 60-97% and a yield of 2-15 mg/L. By comparison, only three of seven pET101/D-TOPO constructs expressed in the E. coli system could be produced at all with purity and yield ranging from 3-95% and 6-11 mg/L. All seven insect cell, but only two of the E. coli produced proteins induced antibodies reactive with native PFD1235w expressed on 3D7PFD1235w-IE. The recombinant proteins were recognized in an age- and transmission intensity-dependent manner by antibodies from 180 Tanzanian individuals in a bead-based Luminex assay. Conclusions The baculovirus based insect cell

  13. Numerical simulation of narrow bipolar electromagnetic pulses generated by thunderstorm discharges

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    Bochkov, E. I.; Babich, L. P.; Kutsyk, I. M.

    2013-07-01

    Using the concept of avalanche relativistic runaway electrons (REs), we perform numerical simulations of compact intracloud discharge (CID) as a generator of powerful natural electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) in the HF-VHF range, called narrow bipolar pulses (NBPs). For several values of the field overvoltage and altitude at which the discharge develops, the numbers of seed electrons initiating the avalanche are evaluated, with which the calculated EMP characteristics are consistent with the measured NBP parameters. We note shortcomings in the hypothesis assuming participation of cosmic ray air showers in avalanche initiation. The discharge capable of generating NBPs produces REs in numbers close to those in the source of terrestrial γ-ray flashes (TGFs), which can be an argument in favor of a unified NBP and TGF source.

  14. Numerical simulation of narrow bipolar electromagnetic pulses generated by thunderstorm discharges

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    Bochkov, E. I.; Babich, L. P.; Kutsyk, I. M.

    2013-01-01

    Using the concept of avalanche relativistic runaway electrons (REs), we perform numerical simulations of compact intracloud discharge (CID) as a generator of powerful natural electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) in the HF-VHF range, called narrow bipolar pulses (NBPs). For several values of the field overvoltage and altitude at which the discharge develops, the numbers of seed electrons initiating the avalanche are evaluated, with which the calculated EMP characteristics are consistent with the measured NBP parameters. We note shortcomings in the hypothesis assuming participation of cosmic ray air showers in avalanche initiation. The discharge capable of generating NBPs produces REs in numbers close to those in the source of terrestrial γ-ray flashes (TGFs), which can be an argument in favor of a unified NBP and TGF source

  15. Identifying the source region of plasmaspheric hiss

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    Laakso, H.; Santolík, Ondřej; Horne, R.; Kolmašová, Ivana; Escoubet, P.; Masson, A.; Taylor, P.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 42, č. 9 (2015), s. 3141-3149 ISSN 0094-8276 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LH12231 Institutional support: RVO:68378289 Keywords : plasmaspheric hiss * plasmaspheric drainage plumes * plasmasphere * equatorial region of plumes Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics Impact factor: 4.212, year: 2015 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015GL063755/full

  16. Agua y mortalidad en Barranquilla 1920-1940, del imaginario social a la realidad empírica: una mirada desde la Historia y la Salud Pública

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    Jorge Bilbao Ramírez

    2009-01-01

    Resultados: Los resultados empíricos sobre el comportamiento de la mortalidad mostraron que el acueducto inaugurado en 1929 no produjo impacto positivo alguno en las tasas de mortalidad general, infantil y específica por enfermedades hídricas, mientras que la revisión documental de carácter histórico, permitió construir argumentos para describir las razones que dieron origen al imaginario social del aumento de la salubridad como consecuencia de la puesta en marcha del nuevo acueducto. Conclusión: El mito histórico de buenos niveles de salubridad en la Barranquilla de los años 30s como consecuencia del suministro de agua por el acueducto inaugurado en 1929 resulta inaceptable desde una investigación total que conjuga la visión histórica y epidemiológica.

  17. Los impuestos como determinantes de la inversión empresarial. Evidencia empírica en empresas españolas que no cotizan en bolsa

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    Juan Monterrey Mayoral

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza si el deseo de evitar pagos fiscales futuros, calculados en términos de impuestos diferidos netos que se registran en los balances generales de las empresas, podría erigirse, junto con los factores explicativos documentados en la bibliografía anterior, como un determinante de la inversión empresarial. Nuestro análisis empírico aporta resultados sólidos que dejan constancia de que los pagos fiscales futuros son una motivación adicional para adoptar decisiones de inversión. No obstante, nuestros hallazgos también ponen de manifiesto que, hasta cierto punto, las motivaciones de carácter tributario podrían explicar situaciones de sobreinversión, si bien la evidencia que se ha obtenido de dichos episodios muestra una moderada significación estadística.

  18. Distribución condicional de los retornos de la tasa de cambio colombiana: un ejercicio empírico a partir de modelos GARCH univariados.

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    Santiago Gallón Gómez

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Un conjunto de modelos GARCH multivariados son estimados y su validez empírica comparada a partir del cálculo de la medida VaR, para los retornos diarios de la tasa de cambio nominal del peso colombiano con respecto al dólar americano, euro, libra esterlina y yen japonés en el periodo 1999–2005. La comparación de las estimaciones para la matriz de covarianza condicional y los resultados obtenidos para la proporción de fallo y el contraste de cuantil dinámico de Engle y Manganelli (2004 presentan evidencia a favor del modelo de correlación condicional constante.

  19. Diferencias del clima laboral entre empleados contratados por outsourcing y empleados directos: evidencia empírica de la zona norte de Colombia.

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    David Juliao Esparragoza

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Son pocos los estudios empíricos sobre clima laboral en Colombia que muestran las diferencias entre grupos de trabajadores que, teniendo las mismas funciones en la empresa, cuentan con diferentes tipos de contrato. Esta investigación, a partir de un estudio realizado con empleados de una importante empresa de bebidas ubicada en la costa norte de Colombia, trata de aportar a la resolución de esta carencia, verificando si existen diferencias significativas, en algunas variables del clima laboral, entre los grupos de trabajadores contratados directamente y aquellos vinculados por prestación de servicios. El trabajo es de tipo descriptivo y transversal, se apoya en el método hipotético inductivo y utiliza el instrumento imcoc (evaluando las diferencias inter-grupales en las seis variables que lo componen, a saber: objetivos, cooperación, liderazgo, toma de decisiones, relaciones interpersonales, motivación y control.

  20. Evolución y determinantes de las exportaciones industriales regionales: evidencia empírica para Colombia (1977-2002

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    Lotero Contreras Jorge

    2011-09-01

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    geografía sobre las exportaciones industriales colombianas entre 1977 y 2002, usando datos de la
    Encuesta Nacional Manufacturera y de Comercio Exterior del DANE. El estudio se centra en las
    exportaciones al mundo, a Estados Unidos y a la Comunidad Andina de Naciones-CAN. La
    estrategia empírica incluye análisis de datos de panel cuyos resultados sugieren que para los
    mercados considerados, la distancia, la productividad y la protección efectiva tienen un efecto
    apreciable –aunque diferenciado–, sobre el comportamiento de las exportaciones industriales

  1. Impacto de la innovación sobre el rendimiento de la mipyme: Un estudio empírico en Colombia

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    Edgar Julián Gálvez Albarracín, Ph.D

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es verificar empíricamente la relación existente entre el grado de innovación de la empresa y su rendimiento, para lo cual se realiza un estudio con sesenta micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (MIPYME de mediana y alta tecnología de la ciudad de Cali (Colombia. Los resultados muestran que la innovación en productos y en procesos ejerce una influencia positiva sobre el rendimiento de la MIPYME. Estos hallazgos refuerzan los postulados que muestran a la innovación como una ventaja competitiva sostenible, así mismo pueden ser de utilidad para los empresarios, al constatar la necesidad de innovar para mejorar su competitividad y para la administración pública en su papel de promotora de la innovación a través de programas de apoyo financiero y no financiero.

  2. Análisis de la Simplificación de Expresiones Numéricas en Español mediante un Estudio Empírico

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    Susana Bautista

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan los resultados de un estudio empírico llevado a cabo con un corpus paralelo de textos originales y simplificados a mano, y una posterior encuesta online, con el objetivo de identificar operaciones de simplificación de expresiones numéricas en español. Consideramos una "expresión numérica" como una frase que expresa una cantidad que puede venir acompañada de un modificador numérico, como por ejemplo casi un cuarto. Los resultados se analizan considerando las expresiones numéricas en oraciones con y sin contexto, a partir del análisis del corpus y del análisis de los resultados recogidos en la encuesta. Consideramos como trabajo futuro llevar a cabo una implementación computacional de las reglas de transformación extraídas.

  3. A economia da sonegação: teorias e evidências empíricas The economics of tax evasion: theories and emprirical evidences

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    Marcelo Lettieri Siqueira

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo fornece uma visão geral da literatura teórica e empírica, nacional e internacional, acerca do estudo econômico da sonegação de impostos. Após apresentar uma definição da sonegação fiscal, em confronto com a elisão fiscal, e analisar a questão da mensuração da sonegação, discutimos o modelo básico de análise da sonegação fiscal de Allingham e Sandmo (1972, apresentamos uma revisão de suas numerosas extensões, avaliamos os efeitos da política de imposição tributária sobre a decisão de sonegar e, por fim, examinamos as evidências empíricas acerca do comportamento do contribuinte e dos níveis de sonegação gerados por ele.This paper provides an overview of the findings of the theoretical and empirical literature on tax evasion. After we define tax evasion, as opposed to tax avoidance, and analyze the question of the tax evasion measurement, we discuss the Allingham and Sandmo's basic model on tax evasion, with a brief review of its numerous extensions, we deal with the effects of tax enforcement policy on the decision to evade taxes, and, finally, we survey the empirical evidence on taxpayer compliance and the tax gap produced for the taxpayer behavior.

  4. Determinantes de la inversión en I+D: un análisis empírico en empresas europeas de software y servicios informáticos

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    Fernández López, Javier

    2013-01-01

    Estudio empírico de los factores determinantes de la inversión en I+D en empresas europeas de software y servicios informáticos entre 2004-2010 Economía Financiera y Contabilidad Máster en Contabilidad y Gestión Financiera

  5. Estructura y Funcionamiento del Proceso de Cálculo del Coste en los Servicios Hospitalarios: Una Experiencia Empírica.

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    Daniel Carrasco Díaz

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available El objeto del trabajo se concreta en explicitar, sintéticamente, las cuestiones planteadas en la aplicación de un modelo de costes a un proceso productivo peculiar como es la actividad hospitalaria. Lo anterior se hace en base a la experiencia empírica de un estudio llevado a cabo en varios hospitales del Servicio Andaluz de Salud para determinar el coste de los centros de explotación del hospital y de sus productos o servicios sanitarios prestados. Una vez justificado el enfoque de asignación de costes más idóneo, se catalogan los factores y lugares específicos de dicha actividad, como instrumentos básicos en su aplicación. Finalmente, se ponen de relieve los problemas y soluciones adoptadas en el proceso de cálculo para cuantificar el computo de los diversos factores y el análisis que requiere la elección de las claves de reparto, tanto para su asignación entre todos los centros, como en la redistribución del coste absorbido por los auxiliares entre los principales para determinar su montante total, así como las dificultades que conlleva un análisis comparativo de los principales datos de la investigación empírica.The purpose of the study is to demonstrate, synthetically, the problems raised in the application of a costs model to a peculiar productive process as is hospital activity. The foregoing is based on the empirical experience of a study carried out in several hospitals of the "Servicio Andaluz de Salud" to determine the cost of the hospital development centres, and of its products or the health services it offers. Once the most suitable cost approach has been justified, the specific factors and places of side activity is catalogued as basic instruments in its application. Finally, we explain the problems and solutions adopted in the calculation to quantify the various factors, and the analysis required by the choice of the allotment criteria, both with respects to its allocation amog redistribution of the cost

  6. Productividad de recursos humanos, innovación de producto y desempeño exportador: Una investigación empírica

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    Rafael Reina Valle

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Objeto: El objetivo de esta investigación es examinar las relaciones entre la productividad de los recursos humanos (RRHH, la innovación de productos y el desempeño exportador de la PYME manufacturera española. Diseño/metodología: La proposición central de esta investigación es que la productividad de los RRHH facilita el desarrollo de innovaciones de producto para incrementar el desempeño exportador de las empresas. El modelo conceptual propuesto se contrasta empleando la técnica de la modelización de ecuaciones estructurales basada en la varianza y el método de estimación de los mínimos cuadrados parciales, sobre una muestra de 858 PYMES manufactureras españolas. Aportaciones y resultados: El análisis empírico da apoyo a la proposición central e indica que la productividad de los RRHH facilita el desarrollo de innovaciones de producto para incrementar el desempeño exportador. Limitaciones: Esta investigación sólo se centra en el rol de la innovación de producto en la relación entre la productividad de los RRHH y el desempeño exportador. También sería interesante estudiar el papel mediador de capacidades organizativas basadas en otros tipos de innovaciones  (p.e., la innovación en procesos, organizativa o en marketing. Implicaciones prácticas: Sugerir a los empresarios de PYMES que incrementos  en la productividad de los RRHH puede llevar a que dichos impactos sean capturados por la innovación dando lugar a la generación de nuevos productos, que conllevará shocks de demanda, y en consecuencia de un mayor incremento de la exportación de sus empresas. Valor añadido: Esta investigación explica conceptualmente y demuestra empíricamente que la innovación de producto es un mecanismo intermedio clave, a través del cual, la mayor productividad de los RRHH se convierte en un mayor desempeño exportador de la PYME manufacturera española.

  7. Contraste empírico de la transferencia de tecnología en tres empresas de agricultura protegida en México

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    Carlos Gabriel Borbón Morales

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available De acuerdo a algunos modelos teóricos de la transferencia de tecnología las empresas aprenden de otras empresas; en otras ocasiones las tecnologías se transfieren a partir de una política dirigida por el Gobierno donde las firmas, los centros de investigación y las instituciones de educación superior confluyen trasladando el conocimiento de un actor a otro; otro más, advierte la participación activa de la sociedad civil, que derivado de sus necesidades se transforma en el eje que articula el tránsito del conocimiento hacia su aplicación. En este trabajo se realiza un análisis de dichos modelos, con el fin de contrastarlos empíricamente utilizando casos de empresas que incorporan tecnología para la producción de hortalizas en invernaderos, caracterizando a sus actores, relacionando estas características y evaluando y las formas en las cuales estas empresas han vivido sus procesos de contacto, adaptación y modificación de la tecnología. Palabras clave: transferencia de tecnología, agricultura protegidaDe acuerdo a algunos modelos teóricos de la transferencia de tecnología las empresas aprenden de otras empresas; en otras ocasiones las tecnologías se transfieren a partir de una política dirigida por el Gobierno donde las firmas, los centros de investigación y las instituciones de educación superior confluyen trasladando el conocimiento de un actor a otro; otro más, advierte la participación activa de la sociedad civil, que derivado de sus necesidades se transforma en el eje que articula el tránsito del conocimiento hacia su aplicación. En este trabajo se realiza un análisis de dichos modelos, con el fin de contrastarlos empíricamente utilizando casos de empresas que incorporan tecnología para la producción de hortalizas en invernaderos, caracterizando a sus actores, relacionando estas características y evaluando y las formas en las cuales estas empresas han vivido sus procesos de contacto, adaptación y modificaci

  8. Empirical evidence of S-curves in the Colombian Evidencia empírica de la curva S en las balanzas comerciales bilaterales de Colombia

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    Lorena Andrea Palacios-Chacón

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The Marshall-Lerner condition, the J-curve and S-curve have emerged as theoretical  and empirical foundations developed for the study of the interaction between exchange rates and international patterns of bilateral trade. They have a significant bearing on thedevelopment of public policy, and are of equal interest to the academic and professional communities. The most recently developed of these theories, the S-Curve, is named after the theorized short-run behavior to be found in the cross-correlation function of the real exchange rate and the trade balance. Considering this theoretical context, the paper seeks empirical evidence of the existence of the S-Curve in the bilateral trade in commodity and non-commodity goods between Colombia and the United States and Venezuela, its main trading partners, for the yearly quarters between 1994:1 and 2009:4.La condición Marshall-Lerner la curva J y la curva S han surgido como elementos teóricos y empíricos desarrollados para el estudio de la interacción entre las tasas de cambio y los patrones internacionales de comercio bilateral. Estas poseen una relevancia significativa en el desarrollo de política pública nacional y han sido objeto de estudio por la comunidad académica y profesional. La más reciente de estas teorías, la curva S, se conoce como la conducta que se teoriza hallar en la función de correlación cruzada entre la tasa de cambio real y la balanza comercial a corto plazo. Basado en dicho contexto teórico, este artículo busca evidencia empírica sobre la existencia de la curva S en el intercambio comercial bilateral de bienes commodities y non-commodities entre Colombia y Estados Unidos y Venezuela, sus principales socios comerciales, en los trimestres entre 1994:1 y 2009:4.

  9. Evidencia Empírica de la Minería de Procesos en la Implantación de CMMI-DEV

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    Paola E. Velazquez-Solis

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available La minería de procesos tiene como objetivo descubrir, monitorear y mejorar procesos a través del análisis de los diversos registros de eventos generados por los procesos de la organización. El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar la evidencia empírica de la inclusión estratégica de la disciplina de minería de procesos en proyectos de mejora de procesos de software implementados con CMMI. En el proceso de mapeo sistemático de la revisión de la literatura, se establecieron cuatro categorías para clasificar los hallazgos encontrados (Fundamentos teóricos, propuestas, herramientas y sistemas de información y algoritmos para presentar los estudios que cumplen con el objetivo. Se concluye que la interdisciplinariedad de la minería de procesos con un modelo de referencia de procesos como CMMI-DEV apoya la implementación y evaluación de las áreas de procesos, al aplicar técnicas y algoritmos de minería de procesos que faciliten la exploración y explotación de los registros de eventos relacionados a la ejecución de las actividades almacenados en un repositorio.

  10. El papel moderador de la asertividad y la ansiedad social en el acoso psicológico en el trabajo: dos estudios empíricos

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    BERNARDO MORENO-JIMÉNEZ

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Tradicionalmente, la investigación sobre el acoso psicológico se ha focalizado en los estresores laborales y los factores contextuales como factores antecedentes. Sin embargo, la asociación entre los antecedentes organizacionales y el acoso es compleja y son varias las características de personalidad y factores individuales que pueden actuar como moderadores de esta relación (Einarsen, 2000. Para contrastarlo, se llevaron a cabo dos estudios empíricos para examinar el papel moderador de la personalidad en el proceso del acoso psicológico en el trabajo. En el primer estudio la muestra estuvo formada por 120 inmigrantes latinoamericanos. De acuerdo con la hipótesis inicial, los resultados de los análisis de regresión múltiple jerárquica mostraron que la asertividad moderaba la relación entre el antecedente organizacional inequidad laboral y el acoso psicológico. El segundo estudio se realizó en 183 víctimas de acoso. Los resultados mostraron que la ansiedad social y la asertividad moderaban la relación entre el acoso y sus efectos sobre la salud. Además, se encontraron diferencias de género en las quejas de salud derivadas del acoso.

  11. Teoría de la Aceptación-Rechazo Interpersonal (IPARTheory: bases conceptuales, método y evidencia empírica

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    Ronald P. Rohner

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La teoría de aceptación-rechazo interpersonal (IPARTheory es una teoría basada en la evidencia que trata de predecir y explicar las principales causas, consecuencias y correlatos de la aceptación-rechazo -especialmente parental- a lo largo del ciclo vital. Esta teoría se divide en tres subteorías: subteoría de la personalidad (todos los niños y niñas independientemente de su contexto sociocultural, racial o étnico responden esencialmente en el mismo sentido cuando perciben que son rechazados o aceptados por sus padres u otras figuras de apego; subteoría del afrontamiento (determinados factores individuales proporcionan tanto a niños como a adultos la fortaleza de afrontar más eficazmente las experiencias de rechazo; y subteoría de los sistemas socioculturales (el rechazo parental ocurre en un contexto ecológico, más global, que abarca la familia, la comunidad y en un entorno sociocultural. El método en la IPARTheory se caracteriza por utilizar una estrategia multimétodo desde una perspectiva transcultural, y por proveer un marco conceptual para integrar los estudios empíricos sobre aceptación-rechazo interpersonal desde una perspectiva del ciclo vital.

  12. Evaluación empírica del mapeo de reglas de negocio para el desarrollo de ontologías

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    Emiliano Reynares

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Las metodologías de desarrollo de ontologías usadas como un artefacto de software aún constituyen un campo abierto de investigación. Esto se debe a la inmadurez de las metodologías actuales; donde las más reconocidas se basan en UML por ser éste un lenguaje maduro para los ingenieros de software. Trabajos recientes proponen el mapeo de expresiones SBVR a sentencias ontológicas como técnica de desarrollo, pero hasta el momento existe sólo un estudio empírico que compara técnicas basadas en SBVR y UML. El presente trabajo analiza la factibilidad técnica del mapeo SBVR a OWL 2 presentando una primera réplica diferenciada del experimento original variando los enfoques considerados y el tamaño y composición de las unidades experimentales, comparando técnicas de desarrollo basadas en SBVR y ODM. Los resultados obtenidos permiten sostener la factibilidad técnica de los mapeos SBVR a OWL 2, como una técnica de desarrollo de ontologías por ingenieros de software.

  13. Las distintas caras del presidencialismo: debate conceptual y evidencia empírica en dieciocho países de América Latina

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    Santiago Basabe-Serrano

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo propone una nueva tipología sobre el presidencialismo en la que la interacción de las dimensiones política (poderes institucionales y partidistas del presidente y contextual (estado de la economía del país y aprobación ciudadana al presidente da cuenta tanto de la intensidad con la que se presenta dicha forma de gobierno como del tipo de relaciones políticas y sociales que de allí se derivan. Tomando como referentes empíricos a dieciocho países de América Latina, el artículo plantea cuatro tipos ideales de presidencialismo: imperial, condicionado, mínimo y de transición. Venezuela y Ecuador aparecen como los referentes de presidencialismo imperial mientras que Honduras y Paraguay se encuentran en el límite entre el presidencialismo condicionado y el presidencialismo mínimo.

  14. Evidencia empírica de los economistas españoles tras 5 años de aplicación de la reforma contable

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    Salvador Marín Hernández

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Transcurridos 5 años desde la aplicación efectiva de la reforma contable en España, con el presente trabajo se ha buscado mostrar la opinión de los «Economistas Expertos en Contabilidad e Información Financiera» (ECIFCGE sobre diversas cuestiones relacionadas con la misma. Para ello se ha utilizado una base empírica obtenida de sendas encuestas realizadas en 2008, 2009 y, la última, a finales del año 2012. De forma general se concluye que los economistas españoles, de este ámbito de la profesión, tienen un amplio conocimiento de la normativa que emana de la reforma contable; que este ha aumentado y/o se ha consolidado con el paso del tiempo; que las complicaciones han disminuido con el transcurso del mismo, que ven ahora con menos distancia la adaptación y el uso de las NIC/NIIF, y que su dominio ha aumentado con el grado de conocimiento y formación. De forma específica siguen ocupando mayor dedicación las áreas de patrimonio neto, valoración de activos y pasivos financieros, derivados, grupos 8 y 9, partes vinculadas y resultados extraordinarios, pero con valores medios en disminución por cada año transcurrido.

  15. El diálogo entre la lógica y la ciencia empírica: sobre los modelos y la modelización

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    Daniel Vidart

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    Full Text Available La preocupación contemporánea por refinar métodos y técnicas de investigación ha provocado un singular fenómeno en la ciencia o mejor, en la epistemología, que es aquella parte de la teoría del conocimiento aplicada a la obtención de un conocimiento científico válido. Por un lado, el exagerado afán de modelización ha desembocado en el platonismo de los modelos "neutros" o meta empíricos, (es decir, metafísicos y por otro, el perfeccionismo y aun preciosismo metodológicos han dado lugar al surgimiento de una nueva escolástica. Este artículo, al señalar dichas desviaciones, -en parte debidas a los desarrollos lógicos y lingüísticos del Circulo de Viena y sus seguidores-, sugiere que un retorno a las fuentes concretas de la factualidad puede constituir un saludable antídoto "nominalista" contra el exagerado "realismo" (en el sentido platónico de las esencias de los modelizadores y metodólogos que convierten a la teoría en el supremo expediente para interpretar el mundo mientras relegan a la praxis, que lo manipula y transforma, al papel de una desdeñable banausia.

  16. Contraste empírico del CAPM en el mercado accionario chileno Empirical test of the CAPM in the Chilean stock market

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    Carlos A Díaz Contreras

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available El modelo de valoración de activos de capital (Capital Asset Pricing Model - CAPM es uno de los modelos más utilizados en la práctica para determinar el premio por riesgo de un activo individual o cartera. El presente trabajo realiza un contraste empírico del CAPM en el mercado accionario chileno, empleando las metodologías de serie temporal y de eficiencia media-varianza, basada en la estimación por el método generalizado de momentos (MGM. El contraste se llevó a cabo usando rentabilidades mensuales de títulos individuales para el periodo 1997-2007 y usando una cartera de igual ponderación como proxy para la cartera de mercado. Los resultados de todas las metodologías empleadas muestran que el CAPM explica satisfactoriamente el corte transversal de retornos esperados en Chile.The capital asset pricing model (CAPM is one of the most used models in practice to determine the risk premium of an individual asset or portfolio. This paper tests the CAPM in the Chilean stock market using the time series methodology and the generalized method of moments to test mean-variance efficiency. This work uses monthly returns of individual stocks between 1997 and 2007 and considers an equally weighted portfolio as a proxy for the market portfolio. The results show that the CAPM explains successfully the cross section of expected stock returns in Chile.

  17. Vienaudžu vardarbība, pašvērtējums un empātija.

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    Krieva, Ilze

    2013-01-01

    Pētījuma mērķis bija noskaidrot vai pastāv saistība starp vienaudžu vardarbību, pašvērtējumu un empātijas līmeni. Pētījumā piedalījās desmitās un vienpadsmitās klases skolēni, pusaudži vecumā no 15-17 gadiem (n= 50). Pētījumā tika izmantotas šādas metodes: Vardarbības aptauja “Kā tev klājas skolā” (V.Rumpētere, balstoties uz T.Auroras izstrādāto aptauju par dzīvi skolā („The life in School checklist”, Aurora&Thompson, 1987), Pašvērtējuma aptauja (Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Rosenberg,...

  18. Capital social, capital intelectual e innovación de producto. Evidencia empírica en sectores manufactureros intensivos en tecnología

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    Miriam Delgado-Verde

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available El importante papel adquirido por el capital social en los últimos años, debido a las características del entorno competitivo actual, así como las redes sociales a partir de las cuales se desarrolla, lleva a plantear un estudio como el presente. En este sentido, teniendo en cuenta la importancia de obtener recursos y conocimientos derivados de las interacciones entre los empleados de una organización, parece interesante analizar su relevancia dentro del proceso de innovación de producto por las exigencias competitivas del ámbito empresarial. De este modo, se propone un modelo teórico y empírico de capital social, basado en el Enfoque de Capital Intelectual, pero considerando estudios específicos sobre tal concepto, a partir del cual se pueda identificar su influencia sobre la innovación de producto. Así, este estudio arroja resultados positivos respecto a la relación entre las tres dimensiones de capital social: 1 red social, 2 visión compartida y 3 confianza y apoyo social, y la innovación de producto en los sectores españoles manufactureros de alta y media-alta tecnología.

  19. La satisfacción laboral en los establecimientos hoteleros. Análisis empírico en la provincia de Córdoba

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    Sandra María Sánchez Cañizares

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años se vienen detectando cambios sustanciales en el ámbito del turismo y consideramos un elemento fundamental en el análisis de estos cambios determinar cuál es la situación actual de la satisfacción laboral de las personas que trabajan en esta actividad. El sector elegido para la realización de este trabajo se centra en las empresas hoteleras por su trato directo con el turista. La idoneidad de un estudio sobre la satisfacción de los empleados de hotel se justifica por su incidencia como factor de calidad en el servicio y, en última instancia, en la propia satisfacción del cliente. En este artículo se realiza una breve revisión teórica sobre el constructo satisfacción laboral, así como una aplicación empírica centrada en una muestra de hoteles de Córdoba, al sur de España, en el marco de un proyecto subvencionado por la Junta de Andalucía (España.

  20. Equivalência de estímulos e autismo: uma revisão de estudos empíricos

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    Camila Graciella Santos Gomes

    Full Text Available O modelo de equivalência de estímulos oferece uma especificação operacional do comportamento simbólico e tem orientado o ensino e a verificação objetiva de repertórios novos. Pessoas com autismo, caracterizadas por apresentarem, entre outras alterações, graves déficits de linguagem, poderiam se beneficiar de estratégias baseadas neste modelo. Este artigo apresenta uma revisão de publicações de estudos empíricos com autistas, fundamentados no paradigma de equivalência. Os resultados mostraram sucesso de alguns participantes e fracasso de outros. Os fracassos parecem residir mais em dificuldades em aprender relações arbitrárias e menos na emergência de relações novas após aquisição da linha de base. O desafio para a área é desenvolver procedimentos que favoreçam a aprendizagem de relações arbitrárias e, consequentemente, a formação de classes de estímulos equivalentes.

  1. El papel de las asociaciones de inmigrantes en la sociedad de acogida: cuestiones teóricas y evidencia empírica

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    Antonio Morell Blanch

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available El asociacionismo, de inmigrantes o de autóctonos, es fruto de una necesidad humana: la necesidad de reunirse, dialogar, intercambiar afectos, inquietudes y experiencias. Pero además, en el caso de los inmigrantes, cuanto menos en las primeras fases del proceso migratorio, esta necesidad se acentúa por la sensación de aislamiento y soledad que provoca enfrentarse a un entorno desconocido. En este sentido, la importancia de las asociaciones de inmigrantes radica en que facilitan un marco de pertenencia que proporciona seguridad. Pese a ello, no faltan visiones críticas que consideran que las asociaciones de inmigrantes dificultan la integración en la sociedad de acogida en la medida que contribuyen a reproducir los esquemas propios de la sociedad de origen y comportan un replegamiento étnico. El presente artículo presenta los resultados del trabajo de campo realizado con el fin de verificar empíricamente la hipótesis de que el asociacionismo inmigrante a menudo actúa como catalizador del proceso de integración social de los inmigrantes.

  2. Análisis conductual aplicado en neuropsicología: fundamentos teóricos, experimentales y empíricos.

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    José Alonso Aguilar-Valera

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo presenta una revisión teórica donde se expone la importancia que tienen los principios y técnicas conductuales dentro del ámbito de la rehabilitación neuropsicológica. En la intervención clínica con pacientes víctimas de disfunción, daño o deterioro neurológico, donde las consecuencias directas sobre el comportamiento son significativas, el uso de las estrategias provenientes de las técnicas de modificación de conducta (conductuales y/o conductual-cognitivas son importantes para el tratamiento de los diversos síndromes neuroconductuales, estando dentro de las competencias del especialista en esta área aplicada de las neurociencias. Además de describirse tanto aspectos teóricos como experimentales de principal relevancia para estos fines, también se mencionarán algunos estudios empíricos llevados a cabo, bajo una metodología de caso único, para una mejor comprensión sobre la utilidad aplicativa de los principios conductuales en el ámbito de la neuropsicología clínica.

  3. Positive Selection of Plasmodium falciparum Parasites With Multiple var2csa-Type PfEMP1 Genes During the Course of Infection in Pregnant Women

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    Salanti, Ali; Lavstsen, Thomas; Nielsen, Morten A.; Theander, Thor G.; Leke, Rose G. F.; Lo, Yeung Y.; Bobbili, Naveen; Arnot, David E.; Taylor, Diane W.

    2011-01-01

    Placental malaria infections are caused by Plasmodium falciparum–infected red blood cells sequestering in the placenta by binding to chondroitin sulfate A, mediated by VAR2CSA, a variant of the PfEMP1 family of adhesion antigens. Recent studies have shown that many P. falciparum genomes have multiple genes coding for different VAR2CSA proteins, and parasites with >1 var2csa gene appear to be more common in pregnant women with placental malaria than in nonpregnant individuals. We present evidence that, in pregnant women, parasites containing multiple var2csa-type genes possess a selective advantage over parasites with a single var2csa gene. Accumulation of parasites with multiple copies of the var2csa gene during the course of pregnancy was also correlated with the development of antibodies involved in blocking VAR2CSA adhesion. The data suggest that multiplicity of var2csa-type genes enables P. falciparum parasites to persist for a longer period of time during placental infections, probably because of their greater capacity for antigenic variation and evasion of variant-specific immune responses. PMID:21592998

  4. Innovación incremental basada en capacidades dinámicas. Evidencia empírica en las empresas peruanas

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    Alejandro Flores Castro

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Los resultados macroeconómicos logrados por el Perú en los últimos años, hacen prever uncrecimiento de la actividad empresarial desde la perspectiva de sus capacidades a fin dealcanzar posiciones de ventaja. Sin embargo, este crecimiento estará basado esencialmenteen procesos de mejora, no vislumbrándose un aporte significativo de parte de las empresasa desarrollar procesos de innovación radical o disruptiva, abocándose preferentemente aprocesos de innovación incremental o de bajo impacto. En la primera parte del documentose aborda el tema de la innovación como factor de ventaja competitiva basado en un modelode capacidades dinámicas, en el contexto de la teoría de recursos y capacidades, analizandolos diferentes modelos de innovación tecnológica. En la segunda parte del trabajo se presentaun modelo de innovación basada en capacidades dinámicas. Y finalmente se presenta lametodología y los resultados del el estudio empírico acerca de los procesos de innovaciónincremental que se dan en las empresas peruanas.

  5. La dimensión empírica de la estética en la educación escolar

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    Aurora Gordo Contreras

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Los hallazgos universales en eficacia escolar, sugieren comprender los operadores lógicos, las dinámicas y la influencia del contexto sociocultural en la formación de poblaciones educativas, poniendo en evidencia empírica, la contribución sociológica de campos como la estética para establecer una valoración de los efectos sensibles en la interacción social de comunidades educativas con su entorno cultural. Este estudio pretende establecer qué tipo de relaciones, impacto e impronta del contexto periférico escolar tienen confluencia en el comportamiento, tendencia y conducta socio-estética, en dos sectores escolares diferenciales; como también, qué factores condicionales al interior de la escuela potencian o disminuyen estos fenómenos, y de si estos se reproducen simétrica, diferenciada o disímilmente entre sí. Para dicho fin, se estudiaron 312 matrices de análisis por medio del modelo octádico de Mandoky; se tuvieron en cuenta 156 objetos y 156 actividades, ejecutadas por 30 estudiantes durante 16 actividades. Estudiantes de primero de primaria de las instituciones Gimnasio Galileo Galilei y escuela Rural del Sur. Los resultados expresan correlaciones significativas de estesis reproductiva interinstitucional, patrones temáticos de acción e influencias diferenciadas de factores condicionales por sector escolar.

  6. Impacto de la cultura organizacional sobre la innovación de las pymes: un estudio empírico en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito

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    Karla María Alvarado Ramírez

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación es examinar de manera empírica y cuantitativa el grado de relación existente entre la cultura organizacional y la innovación organizacional. Se realizó un estudio con 260 personas que ocupan cargos operativosy administrativos en las pymes del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito. Se analizó el tipo de cultura organizacional a través de la metodología propuesta por Cameron y Quinn, basada en el modelo Competing Value Framework, que permite identificar y clasificar a las empresas por el tipo de cultura dominante que presentan. Los resultados muestran que los tipos de cultura que inciden de forma favorable en la innovación organizacional son la cultura clan, de mercado y la de tipo adhocrática; sin embargo, una cultura muy jerarquizada presenta una correlación baja. Estos resultados resaltan la importancia que tiene la cultura organizacional, y refuerzan la idea de que el liderazgo genera mejoras en el desempeño e innovación organizacional.

  7. Innovación incremental basada en capacidades dinámicas. Evidencia empírica en las empresas peruanas

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    Alejandro Flores Castro

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Los resultados macroeconómicos logrados por el Perú en los últimos años, hacen prever uncrecimiento de la actividad empresarial desde la perspectiva de sus capacidades a fin dealcanzar posiciones de ventaja. Sin embargo, este crecimiento estará basado esencialmenteen procesos de mejora, no vislumbrándose un aporte significativo de parte de las empresasa desarrollar procesos de innovación radical o disruptiva, abocándose preferentemente aprocesos de innovación incremental o de bajo impacto. En la primera parte del documentose aborda el tema de la innovación como factor de ventaja competitiva basado en un modelode capacidades dinámicas, en el contexto de la teoría de recursos y capacidades, analizandolos diferentes modelos de innovación tecnológica. En la segunda parte del trabajo se presentaun modelo de innovación basada en capacidades dinámicas. Y finalmente se presenta lametodología y los resultados del el estudio empírico acerca de los procesos de innovaciónincremental que se dan en las empresas peruanas.

  8. Cómo Afectan los Impuestos a la Calidad del Resultado? Evidencia Empírica en las Empresas Españolas no Cotizadas.

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    Amparo Sánchez Segura

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tiene por objeto analizar empíricamente en qué medida los impuestos afectan a la calidad del resultado en las compañías españolas no cotizadas. Tomando una amplia muestra de empresas, documentamos en qué circunstancias la tributación puede reducir la calidad de la información contable. No obstante, el objetivo de reducir costes fiscales está confinado a las compañías que no presentan riesgos derivados del endeudamiento. Nuestros resultados se mantienen robustos tras controlar las características corporativas que la literatura señala como determinantes innatos de la calidad contable y empleando especificaciones alternativas.This paper presents the results of an empirical analysis of the extent to which taxes affect the earnings quality disclosed by non-listed Spanish companies. Based on a large sample of firms, we document the circumstances in which taxation may reduce the quality of accounting information. Notwithstanding, the aim for diminishing fiscal expenses is restricted to companies that are not exposed to the risks associated to leverage. Our results are robust after controlling for those corporate characteristics found by the published literature as innate determinants of the quality of accounting information as well as in the presence of alternative functional specifications.

  9. Regimes de crescimento econômico no Brasil: evidências empíricas e implicações de política

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    Eliane Araújo

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo investiga o regime de crescimento vigente na economia brasileira de 2001 a 2009, apresentando um modelo teórico que serve de base para a investigação empírica referente à economia brasileira. Os resultados mostram que internamente o regime de crescimento da economia brasileira é do tipo wage-led, mas quando se considera o setor externo, esse pode ser caracterizado como profit-led. Isso traz implicações importantes para a análise convencional dos efeitos de uma depreciação da taxa de câmbio sobre a produção doméstica, mais especificamente que uma depreciação na taxa de câmbio tende a ter efeitos expansionistas sobre a produção nacional.This article investigates the growth regime prevailing in the Brazilian economy from 2001 to 2009 by presenting a theoretical model that underpins the empirical research concerning the Brazilian economy. The results show that, internally, the growth regime of the Brazilian economy is wage-led, but when considering the external sector it can be characterized as profit-led. This has important implications for a conventional analysis of the effects of a depreciation of the exchange rate on domestic production. More specifically, depreciation in the exchange rate tends to have expansionary effects on domestic production.

  10. Abordagem holística do termo pessoa em um estudo empírico: uma análise crítica

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    David Lopes Neto

    Full Text Available O estudo analisa a semântica e a estrutura do termo pessoa (mulheres com HIV, mediante abordagem holística fundamentada no Modelo de Adaptação de Roy (Veritivity e na fenomenologia de Heidegger (Dasein. Pesquisa extraída da literatura das Ciências Enfermagem e Filosofia, através da técnica de documentação indireta, com utilização do modelo de análise de teoria de Chinn & Kramer, através do qual foram analisados os seguintes aspectos: objetividade, simplicidade, generalidade, acessibilidade e importância dos conceitos de pessoa e holismo no estudo empírico "Nutritional adaptation of women living with HIV: a pilot study", publicado na revista Holistic Nursing Practice, em 1997. Criticamente, a interpretação do termo pessoa se deu pela compreensão do ser enquanto um ser ôntico-ontológico, como forma de percepção verdadeira do sentido do ser (pessoa, como uma estrutura universal vivente em um mundo antropológico e social, ao qual mulheres com HIV podem se adaptar ao novo estilo de vida e receber atenção integral da enfermagem, principalmente no que concerne ao aspecto nutricional.

  11. Abordagem holística do termo pessoa em um estudo empírico: uma análise crítica

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    Lopes Neto David

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O estudo analisa a semântica e a estrutura do termo pessoa (mulheres com HIV, mediante abordagem holística fundamentada no Modelo de Adaptação de Roy (Veritivity e na fenomenologia de Heidegger (Dasein. Pesquisa extraída da literatura das Ciências Enfermagem e Filosofia, através da técnica de documentação indireta, com utilização do modelo de análise de teoria de Chinn & Kramer, através do qual foram analisados os seguintes aspectos: objetividade, simplicidade, generalidade, acessibilidade e importância dos conceitos de pessoa e holismo no estudo empírico "Nutritional adaptation of women living with HIV: a pilot study", publicado na revista Holistic Nursing Practice, em 1997. Criticamente, a interpretação do termo pessoa se deu pela compreensão do ser enquanto um ser ôntico-ontológico, como forma de percepção verdadeira do sentido do ser (pessoa, como uma estrutura universal vivente em um mundo antropológico e social, ao qual mulheres com HIV podem se adaptar ao novo estilo de vida e receber atenção integral da enfermagem, principalmente no que concerne ao aspecto nutricional.

  12. A Novel Domain Cassette Identifies Plasmodium falciparum PfEMP1 Proteins Binding ICAM-1 and Is a Target of Cross-Reactive, Adhesion-Inhibitory Antibodies

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    Bengtsson, Anja; Jørgensen, Louise; Rask, Thomas Salhøj

    2013-01-01

    Cerebral Plasmodium falciparum malaria is characterized by adhesion of infected erythrocytes (IEs) to the cerebral microvasculature. This has been linked to parasites expressing the structurally related group A subset of the P. falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) family of IE...... to ICAM-1. The ICAM-1-binding capacity of DC4 was mapped to the C-terminal third of its Duffy-binding-like beta 3 domain. DC4 was the target of broadly cross-reactive and adhesion-inhibitory IgG Abs, and levels of DC4-specific and adhesion-inhibitory IgG increased with age among P. falciparum......-exposed children. Our study challenges earlier conclusions that group A PfEMP1 proteins are not central to ICAM-1-specific IE adhesion and support the feasibility of developing a vaccine preventing cerebral malaria by inhibiting cerebral IE sequestration. The Journal of Immunology, 2013, 190: 240-249....

  13. Characterization and source regions of 51 high-CO events observed during Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container (CARIBIC) flights between south China and the Philippines, 2005-2008

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    Lai, S. C.; Baker, A. K.; Schuck, T. J.; Slemr, F.; Brenninkmeijer, C. A. M.; van Velthoven, P.; Oram, D. E.; Zahn, A.; Ziereis, H.

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    Carbon monoxide (CO) and other atmospheric trace constituents were measured from onboard an Airbus 340-600 passenger aircraft in the upper troposphere (UT) between south China and the Philippines during Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container (CARIBIC) flights from May 2005 until March 2008. A total of 132 events having CO enhancements were observed in the UT over the region during the 81 CARIBIC flights from Frankfurt, Germany, to Manila, Philippines, with a stopover in Guangzhou, China. Among these, 51 high-CO events with enhancements more than 50 ppb above background were observed. For these events enhancements ranged from 52.7 to 221.3 ppb and persisted for 3 to 78 min (˜40 to 1200 km), indicating an influence of strong pollution from biomass/biofuel/fossil fuel burning on the trace gas composition of the UT. Back trajectory analysis shows that south China, the Indochinese Peninsula, and the Philippines/Indonesia are the main source regions of the high-CO events. The composition of air parcels originating from south China was found to be primarily influenced by anthropogenic urban/industrial emissions, while emissions from biomass/biofuel burning contributed substantially to CO enhancements from the Indochinese Peninsula. During the Philippines/Indonesia events, air parcel composition suggests contributions from both biomass/biofuel burning and urban/industrial sources. Long-range transport of air parcels from northeast Asia and India also contributed to CO enhancements in the UT over the region. The general features of regional influence, typical cases, and the contributions of biomass/biofuel burning and anthropogenic emissions are presented and discussed to characterize the air parcels during the observed high-CO events.

  14. DSMC Simulations of Io's Pele Plume

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    McDoniel, William; Goldstein, D.; Varghese, P.; Trafton, L.

    2012-10-01

    Io’s Pele plume rises over 300km in altitude and leaves a deposition ring 1200km across on the surface of the moon. Material emerges from an irregularly-shaped vent, and this geometry gives rise to complex 3D flow features. The Direct Simulation Monte Carlo method is used to model the gas flow in the rarefied plume, demonstrating how the geometry of the source region is responsible for the asymmetric structure of the deposition ring and illustrating the importance of very small-scale vent geometry in explaining large observed features of interest. Simulations of small particles in the plume and comparisons to the black “butterfly wings” seen at Pele are used to constrain particle sizes and entrainment mechanisms. Preliminary results for the effects of plasma energy and momentum transfer to the plume will also be presented.

  15. Tipología Empírica de Adolescentes Consumidores de Drogas según el MACI Empirical Typology of Adolescent Drug Users According to the MACI

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    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una tipología empírica de adolescentes consumidores de drogas desarrollada a partir de las escalas de patrones de personalidad del Inventario Clínico para Adolescentes de Millón (MACI.Se aplicó el MACI y una entrevista clínica semiestructurada a 116 adolescentes chilenos consumidores de drogas, de entre 13 y 19 años, tanto hombres como mujeres. El análisis de conglomerados sugirió una solución óptima de 3 tipos para la muestra de hombres, denominados Transgresor-Poderoso, Subclínico y Oposicionista-Autodegradante. En la muestra de mujeres se encontró una solución de 4 tipos, denominados Oposicionista-Transgresor, Inhibido-Autodegradante, Subclínico y en Riesgo. Esta tipología fue interpretada de acuerdo a los 3 grupos de escalas del MACI y a la información clínica, obteniéndose resultados consistentes con los antecedentes teóricos recabados.An empirical typology of adolescent drug users, using the personality pattern scales from the Millón Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI, is presented. The MACI and a clinical interview were applied to 116 Chilean adolescent drug users, between 13 and 19 years of age, both male and female. The cluster analysis results suggested for the male sample a solution composed of 3 personality types, named Unruly-Forceful, Subclinical, and Oppositional-Self Demeaning. The final solution of the female sample was composed of 4 types, named Oppositional-Unruly, Inhibited-Self-Demeaning, Subclinical and at Risk. This typology was interpreted according to the 3 groups of MACI scales and clinical information, obtaining consistent results with the theoretical background.

  16. Efectos de la gestión organizacional en la rentabilidad en PYMES: evidencias empíricas y algunas consideraciones teóricas

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    Willington Ortíz Rojas

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Cualquier resultado empresarial deviene de un proceso gerencial previo, el cual necesitó de una estructura organizacional que proporcionara forma y acción a los procesos de comunicación y decisión, acordados a su vez al interior de la figura formal de la firma. En este artículo se busca poner en consideración algunas propuestas teóricas a partir de evidencias empíricas, sobre las relaciones que surgen entre tales prácticas y los procesos gerenciales en las pequeñas y medianas empresas –Pymes– y sus resultados en términos de rentabilidad. Para esto se hizo uso de metodologías de análisis estadístico de datos (metodologías multifactoriales y econométricas (modelos de regresión que permitieron, por un lado, resumir el número y complejidad de las variables consideradas a aquellas más representativas según su influencia en los resultados, principalmente en el ROA (return on assets y en segundo lugar, indagar por las variables que mejor explican las diferencias en resultados financieros entre las empresas consideradas. Se pretende enriquecer el debate actual sobre la importancia de una gerencia articulada a las necesidades de las Pymes latinoamericanas, y la exploración de metodologías de intervención para la modernización de las actuales prácticas gerenciales en este tipo de organizaciones.

  17. La Activación de las Diferencias Temporales Positivas en Empresas Cotizadas Españolas: un Estudio Empírico

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    José Moreno Rojas

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es analizar los factores que pueden determinar la decisión de activar impuestos anticipados, también conocidos como activos fiscales diferidos. Esa decisión afecta a conceptos tales como: el resultado neto, el nivel de endeudamiento, o la liquidez de la empresa. Para el estudio empírico fue utilizado una muestra aleatoria de cuentas anuales de 124 empresas, cotizadas durante el período 1999-2001. Se dará continuidad posterior, con el análisis de las cuentas anuales de estas empresas españolas y brasileñas hasta el cierre del año de 2009, que posibilitará realizar un estudio comparativo. Para cada empresa y año, se ha calculado, el valor de una variable que mide el peso que las diferencias temporales positivas representan sobre el resultado contable, antes de los impuestos. Ante la comprobación del no cumplimiento de los requisitos necesarios para la aplicación de un análisis de varianza (ANOVA, fueron realizadas diversas pruebas no paramétricas, concretamente la prueba de la mediana y el análisis de la varianza de KrusKal-Wallis. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran que los niveles de endeudamiento, liquidez y rentabilidad son factores determinantes del peso, que las diferencias temporales positivas representan con respecto al resultado contable antes de los impuestos, apreciándose que un endeudamiento alto y una baja liquidez, aumentan la propensión a la activación de impuestos anticipados.

  18. Internet y su potencial en el marketing estratégico de precios: Una aproximación teórica y empírica

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    Darío Quiroga-Parra

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La dinámica de los procesos de desarrollo tecnológico digital se dio por la convergencia de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación, en lo que hoy se denomina Internet. Señalándose a ésta como una eficaz herramienta estratégica de ventaja competitiva en las empresas, que logró interrelacionar y ampliar e internacionalizar los mercados en una red digital, mejorando de manera apreciable las relaciones con los clientes. El propósito del trabajo fue realizar un análisis bibliográfico del potencial del marketing digital estratégico desde la perspectiva de los precios y verificar el avance de la infraestructura tecnológica digital existente, de manera comparada. El trabajo se abordó en un análisis descriptivo de los trabajos precedentes, y cuantitativo desde los hechos reales del mercado internacional, en los periodos analizados, considerando la infraestructura tecnológica digital existente. Los resultados mostraron los avances del estado de la cuestión y los empíricos de las compras por Internet en el mundo por regiones. El artículo concluyó que los precios por Internet no indujeron la tendencia a la baja ni a la hipótesis del mercado perfecto. A la par, los países desarrollados y Asia-Pacífico lideraron el mercado digital, mientras América Latina señaló prudencia comercial.

  19. El patrimonio en la experiencia estética de lo cotidiano: Un estudio empírico a través de 60 plazas de Madrid.

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    Sara González Moratiel

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Desde la Carta de Venecia de 1964 sobre la Conservación y la Restauración de los Monumentos y los Sitios , el estudio y la preservación del patrimonio histórico han adquirido una importancia vital en las políticas urbanas. Sesenta años más tarde, queda totalmente consolidado, en la sociedad real, el culto por el patrimonio -histórico, arquitectónico, urbano o cultural- a través, principalmente, de su relación con la memoria y con el tiempo. Sin embargo, en ocasiones, debido a la industria del ocio o a políticas enfocadas al turismo que tienden a la “museificación” de los centros históricos, el patrimonio urbano corre el riesgo de ser excluido para la sociedad que lo habita en su cotidianidad, banalizando así “toda la riqueza de su autenticidad”. El presente trabajo trata de indagar, mediante un estudio empírico, sobre la relación entre la presencia de patrimonio edificado y la percepción de “lo bello” y “lo agradable” en 60 plazas públicas del centro histórico de Madrid. Los resultados experimentales abren el debate sobre tres cuestiones: la experiencia estética, como adelantó Dewey, no puede separarse de la experiencia ordinaria; el patrimonio edificado deviene pieza clave en dicha experiencia; la experiencia estética responde a una suerte de verdad que necesita de un patrimonio vivo.  

  20. Orientación empática de los estudiantes de dos escuelas de kinesiología de Chile

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    A.M. Rojas-Serey

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Conocer la orientación empática de los alumnos de la carrera de kinesiología de dos escuelas de la región metropolitana. Sujetos y métodos. Este trabajo corresponde a una investigación analítica de corte transversal realizada entre los meses de marzo y noviembre del año 2006. Participaron 274 alumnos de un universo de 351 correspondientes a los niveles I, III y V de la carrera de kinesiología de la Universidad de Chile y la Universidad Mayor. Se aplicó la escala de empatía médica de Jefferson (EEMJ. Para el análisis de los datos, se utilizó la prueba U no paramétrica de Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney y la prueba no paramétrica de Kruskal-Wallis. Resultados. Se obtuvieron mayores puntuaciones en la EEMJ con significación estadística en el tercer y quinto nivel de la carrera con relación al primero (p < 0,05. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en las puntuaciones según sexo. Conclusiones. Existen mayores puntuaciones obtenidas en la EEMJ en los alumnos que están en niveles más avanzados de la carrera de kinesiología, y esta diferencia es significativa en ambas universidades. Las puntuaciones obtenidas en la EEMJ no tienen significación estadística en relación con la variable sexo en ambas universidades.

  1. Fatores de impacto na Atitude e na Intenção de uso do M-learning: um teste empírico

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    Renata Kurtz

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa empírica em que se propõe um modelo para avaliar a atitude e a intenção de uso do mobile-learning(m-learning por estudantes do ensino superior de um curso de administração baseado na teoria do flow, no Modelo de Aceitação de Tecnologia e na Teoria do Comportamento Planejado. A partir deste arcabouço teórico elaborou-se uma atividade prática envolvendo o uso de dispositivos com tecnologia móvel digital (celulares em que se buscou aplicar o m-learning para estimular os estudantes a unir a teoria à prática. Em seguida, foi feita uma survey respondida por 235 universitários, em que se buscou compreender os fatores que influenciam a atitude e a intenção de uso do m-learning para o processo de ensino-aprendizagem. Os dados coletados foram tratados por meio de equações estruturais e os resultados mostraram fortes efeitos positivos dos fatores utilidade, diversão e controle do comportamento percebidos pelos estudantes na atitude e na intenção de uso do m-learning. Por fim, verificou-se que a atividade de uso prático realizada com os alunos mostrou que o uso do celular em uma atividade acadêmica pôde proporcionar a construção e o entendimento deles das relações entre a teoria apresentada e a prática em um ambiente real.

  2. Compatibilidad o conflicto entre objetivos sociales y financieros de las microfinanzas: debates teóricos y evidencia empírica

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    Jorge Gutiérrez-Goiria

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Las microfinanzas representan un sector en crecimiento, que no está exento de cuestionamientos. Los efectos de estas prácticas, así como los posibles conflictos entre los objetivos sociales y financieros, son cuestiones aún debatidas que precisan profundización. El artículo parte de los análisis teóricos y empíricos, que abordan diferentes aspectos sobre las Instituciones Microfinancieras y su operativa. En el sector conviven los enfoques orientados a las necesidades de desarrollo y sociales, junto a otros más cercanos a la economía financiera y a la ampliación de la base del sistema financiero. Las posibles tensiones entre estas visiones, que podrían por ejemplo plantear problemas para trabajar atendiendo a los más pobres de forma sostenible, se sitúan como una preocupación clave. En este marco, partiendo de un profundo análisis teórico y bibliográfico, se realiza un estudio cuantitativo a partir de una amplia base de datos, que abarca más de 1.000 instituciones microfinancieras, tratadas con un Análisis de Componentes Principales. Además de arrojar luz sobre otras cuestiones, el artículo concluye que no existe una contradicción insoslayable entre la búsqueda de una mayor proyección social de las Instituciones Microfinancieras y su propia solvencia financiera, mostrando que, en la práctica, ambas cuestiones pueden ser compatibles y complementarias.

  3. Evaluación de la Utilidad de la Información Financiera Elaborada por la Pequeña Empresa: Un Estudio Empírico

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    Patricia Milanés Montero

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available El importante papel económico y social que desempeñan las entidades de menores dimensiones en España y en toda Europa y el actual escenario de reforma contable en que nos encontramos justifican la importancia de analizar el grado de cumplimiento de los objetivos utilitaristas de la información contenida en las Cuentas Anuales elaboradas conforme a las normas domésticas actualmente en vigor. Así, en este trabajo se aporta evidencia empírica al respecto utilizando para ello una encuesta de opinión dirigida a los gerentes de estas empresas. Los resultados revelan que la información elaborada conforme a las normas domésticas incumple sus objetivos utilitaristas y que entre las causas de dicho incumplimiento atribuibles al empresario se encuentran su mentalidad de considerar la contabilidad como un gasto y no como una inversión y su escasa formación en materia contable.The important economic and social role that carry out the small entities in Spain and in all Europe and the current strategy of harmonising the financial information, make worth the analysis of the degree of execution of the objective of utility of the Annual Accounts elaborated according to the domestic standards. In this context, we provide empirical evidence about it by means of a questionnaire sent to the managers of these companies. The results obtained show that the financial information elaborated in conformity with the domestic accounting standards doesn't complete its objective of utility and that the causes of this that can be responsibility of the managers are their mentality of considering the accounting as a cost instead that an investment and their scarce formation in accounting.

  4. Mecanismos de emotividade em relatos de violência:estratégias de elicitação-empática e de (re enquadre sociocomunicativo

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    Kaline Girão Jamison

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Nesse trabalho buscamos analisar, - na dinâmica da interação entre duas mulheres em situação de violência e escrivãs, na ocasião dos registros de boletins de ocorrência (BO em uma Delegacia Especializada em Atendimento à Mulher (DEAM de Fortaleza, as categorias emotivas propostas por Caffi e Janney (1994- avaliatividade, proximidade, especificidade, evidencialidade e volicionalidade-, investigando a relação entre esses mecanismos emotivocomunicativos e seu papel como estratégia de elicitação empática (MARTINOVSKY; MAO, 2009, como também de elaboração de faces (GOFFMAN, 1967. O objetivo consiste, portanto, em examinar a comunicação emotiva, num contexto de relato de violência, e sua relação com processos de (re enquadre (frame sociocomuniticativo em conversas autênticas entre mulheres. Constatamos que é a partir da noção de enquadramento (frame que a situação interacional se organiza e que os papéis sociais são definidos. No caso das mulheres que se dirigiram à DEAM para realizar o BO, cada uma reivindica uma imagem social apropriada para as regras da interação comunicativa da qual fazem parte. Por exemplo, no caso das duas participantes que não desejaram requerer medidas legais contra seus agressores, apenas registrar a queixa, detectamos que elas se utilizaram de categorias emotivas no intuito de conquistarem a empatia da interlocutora e estabelecer uma maior adequação a seu enquadre sociocomunicativo. Palavras-Chave: Mecanismos de emotividade. Elaboração de Faces. Empatia. Interação.

  5. Fundamentos filosóficos y empíricos de la investigación en ciencia de la educación

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    Siegfried Uhl

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La palabra "ciencia" expresa el resultado de la actividad de la investigación en algún campo; las ciencias que investigan objetos o hechos que están en la realidad se llaman ciencias reales. La Ciencia de la Educación es una ciencia real. Por ciencia entendemos también la actividad investigadora. Las proposiciones científicas han de ser tan simples y generales como se pueda, han de ser objetivas y han de explicar si los hechos corresponden a nuestras hipótesis. La Ciencia de la Educación es empírica y ha de ser elaborada de un modo analítico-causal, predictivo y tecnológico. La Pedagogía Práctica, en cambio, ha de contener juicios de valor (los fines de la educación. Los métodos científicos cuantitativos utilizan el cálculo y elaboran leyes generales; los métodos cualitativos proporcionan la comprensión de casos particulares y de hechos complejos. Se suele admitir que en la investigación sobre la educación se utilizan los dos tipos de métodos, según cada cuestión. El proceso de investigación tiene seis pasos: planteamiento del problema, documentación sobre lo que ya se sabe de él, formulación de hipótesis, recopilación de datos, tratamiento e interpretación de los datos y descripción de los resultados.

  6. Factores Determinantes del Retraso en la Emisión del Informe de Auditoria. Un Análisis Empírico

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    Amparo Sánchez Segura

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido analizar, adoptando una metodología empírica, las causas determinantes del retraso en la emisión del informe de auditoria. Los resultados obtenidos, acordes con los documentados en la literatura contable referida a otros países, ponen de manifiesto que existe una consistente relación estadística entre el retraso en la firma del informe y la presencia de salvedades; además, agrupando las salvedades en función de su importancia, se ha comprobado que este retraso es mayor a medida que aumenta la gravedad de la salvedad recibida. También son variables relevantes para explicar el citado retraso la presencia de algunas características corporativas de las entidades y la firma de auditoria que ejecuta la misma. The purpose of this paper was to conduct an empirical analysis of the determinant factors for the delay in the release of the audit report Our results are consistent with those of previous studies carried out in other countries, in that they provide evidence on the existence of a consistent statistical relationship between the delay in signing the report and the existence of qualifications; moreover grouping the qualification in terms of their importance has verified that this delay is greater the more serious is the received qualification. We also found that certain corporate characteristics and the identity of the audit firm helped to explain the delay in the delivery of the audit report.

  7. Computer simulation of the martensite transformation in a model two-dimensional body

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    Chen, S.; Khachaturyan, A.G.; Morris, J.W. Jr.

    1979-05-01

    An analytical model of a martensitic transformation in an idealized body is constructed and used to carry out a computer simulation of the transformation in a pseudo-two-dimensional crystal. The reaction is assumed to proceed through the sequential transformation of elementary volumes (elementary martensitic particles, EMP) via the Bain strain. The elastic interaction between these volumes is computed and the transformation path chosen so as to minimize the total free energy. The model transformation shows interesting qualitative correspondencies with the known features of martensitic transformations in typical solids

  8. Computer simulation of the martensite transformation in a model two-dimensional body

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    Chen, S.; Khachaturyan, A.G.; Morris, J.W. Jr.

    1979-06-01

    An analytical model of a martensitic transformation in an idealized body is constructed and used to carry out a computer simulation of the transformation in a pseudo-two-dimensional crystal. The reaction is assumed to proceed through the sequential transformation of elementary volumes (elementary martensitic particles, EMP) via the Bain strain. The elastic interaction between these volumes is computed and the transformation path chosen so as to minimize the total free energy. The model transformation shows interesting qualitative correspondencies with the known features of martensitic transformations in typical solids

  9. Near-field characteristics of radiating-wave simulator antenna based on TEM horn

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    Tian Chunming; Ge Debiao

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents a novel antenna of NEMP (nuclear electromagnetic pulse) radiating-wave simulator, which is analyzed and optimized using the finite-difference time domain (FDTD) method. The intense voltage pulse is fed as the source to this antenna by the coaxial line. The parallel plate transmission line and the size of the transverse electromagnetic horn are optimized. The near field of antenna is analyzed, and the effects of the size on the near field are also given. The antenna designed in this paper can well satisfy the requirement for studying the EMP effects

  10. Network Simulation

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    Fujimoto, Richard

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    "Network Simulation" presents a detailed introduction to the design, implementation, and use of network simulation tools. Discussion topics include the requirements and issues faced for simulator design and use in wired networks, wireless networks, distributed simulation environments, and fluid model abstractions. Several existing simulations are given as examples, with details regarding design decisions and why those decisions were made. Issues regarding performance and scalability are discussed in detail, describing how one can utilize distributed simulation methods to increase the

  11. Simulators IV

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    Fairchild, B.T.

    1987-01-01

    These proceedings contain papers on simulators with artificial intelligence, and the human decision making process; visuals for simulators: human factors, training, and psycho-physical impacts; the role of institutional structure on simulation projects; maintenance trainers for economic value and safety; biomedical simulators for understanding nature, for medical benefits, and the physiological effects of simulators; the mathematical models and numerical techniques that drive today's simulators; and the demography of simulators, with census papers identifying the population of real-time simulator training devices; nuclear reactors

  12. El debate sobre la convergencia económica internacional e interregional: enfoques teóricos y evidencia empírica

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    Edgard Moncayo

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available La globalización, con sus efectos diferenciadores por países, regiones y grupos sociales, vuelve a animar el debate sobre la hipótesis de convergencia, a la base de la teoría neoclásica del crecimiento. En este artículo se lleva a cabo una exhaustiva revisión de la evidencia empírica sobre la cuestión convergencia/divergencia en los niveles de ingreso per cápita, entre países y entre regiones subnacionales. Se concluye que después de que en las décadas de los ‘60 y ‘70 se verificara un proceso de convergencia, a partir de los ‘80 la tendencia dominante es hacia la polarización. Esta evolución parecería estarle dando la razón a las teorías de crecimiento endógeno y la Nueva Geografía Económica, en el sentido de que la actividad productiva tiende a aglomerarse con una lógica de causación circular acumulativa, allí donde ya está concentrada.The discriminatory effects of globalization, in regard to countries, subnational regions and social groups, put new life into the debate over the convergence hypotesis, at the very base of the neoclassical growth theory. This paper offers an exhaustive revision of the empirical evidence regarding the convergence/divergence in per capita income level issue, both among countries as well as among subnational regions. It is concluded that after two a decades of convergence, in the sixties and seventies, from the eighties on there is a dominant trend towards polarization. This evolution seems to confirm the claims of endogenous growth theory and the New Economic Geography, in the sense that economic activity tends to agglomerate with a circular cause and effect logic, where it is already concentrated.

  13. Por uma discussão ontológica e epistemológica dos ditos « Estudos Brasileiros » e algumas de suas consequências empíricas na França.

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    Full Text Available Os problemas que podemos identificar no termo “estudos brasileiros” podem-se ver sob dois ângulos principais: interno e externo, em relação à produção e à recepção dos mesmos, nos mais diversificados ramos da cultura brasileira no Brasil e no exterior. Aqui, identificaremos alguns pontos importantes a tal problemática, com pano de fundo argumentativo no contexto filosófico da alteridade dos estudos brasileiros. Analisaremos tais pontos sob as perspectivas ontológica, epistemológica e, finalmente, empírica.

  14. La relación entre la psicopatología y la obesidad infantil: aproximación a la comprobación empírica de un modelo etiológico

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    Trabajo fin de Máster en Psicología General Sanitaria Modalidad: investigación aplicada El propósito del estudio fue realizar una primera comprobación empírica del modelo conceptual de Hemmingsson (2014) sobre la etiología de la obesidad infantil. En este estudio transversal participaron 113 niños/as españoles con exceso de peso (percentil >85), y el respectivo cuidador principal de 109 familias (mayoritariamente madres). Se realizó un análisis correlacional de distintos factores de rie...

  15. Validación de un modelo empírico para calcular, mediante laser y fotodiodo, la potencia en función de la distancia para un blanco difusor

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    2012-01-01

    Este proyecto fin de carrera se centra en un estudio teórico y experimental de un sistema de emisión/recepción, formado por láser y fotodiodo, con el objetivo de validar un modelo empírico que describa el comportamiento de un blanco difusor iluminado con un haz colimado y describa la potencia recibida en función de la distancia con el punto de reflexión. A partir de los resultados experimentales, obtenidos y procesados mediante un software de aplicación general (Matlab) hallaremos la ecuación...

  16. Análisis empírico de la aplicación del modelo de modernización de la gestión para organizaciones en PyMEs colombianas

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    Rafael Pérez Uribe

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    Full Text Available Esta publicación presenta tres grandes resultados de la aplicación del Modelo de Modernización para la Gestión de Organizaciones – MMGO- en 127 PyMEs colombianas: el análisis estadístico y psicométrico de los instrumentos utilizados en el MMGO, la evidencia empírica de la aplicación del Modelo en las 127 empresas y las recomendaciones para desarrollar una gestión empresarial de excelencia para la PyME colombiana.

  17. Characterizing Hypervelocity Impact Plasma Through Experiments and Simulations

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    Close, Sigrid; Lee, Nicolas; Fletcher, Alex; Nuttall, Andrew; Hew, Monica; Tarantino, Paul

    2017-10-01

    Hypervelocity micro particles, including meteoroids and space debris with masses produce a strong electromagnetic pulse (EMP) with a broad frequency spectrum. Subsequent plasma oscillations resulting from instabilities can also emit significant power and may be responsible for many reported satellite anomalies. We present theory and recent results from ground-based impact tests aimed at characterizing hypervelocity impact plasma. We also show results from particle-in-cell (PIC) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations that allow us to extend to regimes not currently possible with ground-based technology. We show that significant impact-produced radio frequency (RF) emissions occurred in frequencies ranging from VHF through L-band and that these emissions were highly correlated with fast (>20 km/s) impacts that produced a fully ionized plasma.

  18. Simulating Vito

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    Fragapane, Alexander

    2013-01-01

    This paper discusses the techniques used to simulate the proposed upgrade to the ASPIC line at ISOLDE, VITO. It discusses the process used in the program SIMION by explaining how to start with an Autodesk Inventor drawing and import this into SIMION to get a working simulation. It then goes on to discuss the pieces of VITO which have been simulated in the program and how they were simulated. Finally, it explains a little about the simulations of the full beamline which have been done and discusses what still needs to be done.

  19. La equivalencia en la traducción de las unidades fraseológicas. Un estudio empírico

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    Germán Darío Mira Álvarez

    2011-04-01

    porque, con los procedimientos empleados, no siempre es posible conservar de manera simultánea sus componentes pragmalingüísticos y socioculturales, presentándose una pérdida significativa del sentido. Debido a esa complejidad, algunas estrategias y procedimientos de traducción de UF no deben tomarse apriorísticamente como los más o los menos apropiados, y sólo deben evaluarse en el contexto particular en el que se usan. Los resultados de este estudio empírico pueden considerarse como un método para evaluar la traducción de UF.

  20. Condicionantes en la utilización de los servicios de atención primaria: evidencias empíricas e inconsistencias metodológicas

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    Sáez M.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: En España, el grado y las características de la utilización de los servicios sanitarios de atención primaria está siendo objeto de análisis desde, por lo menos, los años ochenta. Uno de los motivos principales es averiguar hasta qué punto dicha utilización se corresponde con unas necesidades de atención sanitaria. De hecho, se ha establecido como prioridad generalmente aceptada un servicio de salud adecuado para los pacientes que más lo necesitan. Factores condicionantes de la utilización: La evidencia muestra que las características del individuo, sobre todo su estado de salud, son las que se relacionan principalmente con la utilización de servicios de atención primaria. Otras características personales, como el sexo y la edad, podrían actuar como moduladores de la necesidad de atención. Algunas variables familiares y/o culturales, así como las variables relacionadas con el profesional sanitario y otras institucionales, podrían explicar también parte de la variabilidad observada en la utilización de los servicios de atención primaria. Respecto a las variables socioeconómicas, como la renta, se produce una situación paradójica. De forma añadida, existe una evidencia empírica que demuestra que la renta constituye el principal determinante, tanto de la utilización como del gasto sanitario. Cuando se analizan los datos individuales, sin embargo, dicha variable no está relacionada con la utilización de servicios de atención primaria. Inconsistencias metodológicas: La situación es controvertida, con implicaciones no simplemente metodológicas sino, sobre todo, respecto al análisis de la eficiencia en la utilización de los servicios sanitarios de atención primaria. El problema es que, revisando la bibliografía, se pueden apreciar ciertas inconsistencias metodológicas que podrían explicar, al menos en parte, la disparidad de los resultados obtenidos. Entre otras, cabe citar las siguientes

  1. Mercados futuro e à vista de açúcar: uma análise empírica de eficiência versus arbitragem

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    Roseli da Silva

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho testa a hipótese de eficiência relativa dos mercados futuro e à vista (spot de açúcar, para dois horizontes de previsão, em contraposição à hipótese de arbitragem de commodities. Utiliza-se o modelo de não-arbitragem de Brenner e Kroner (1995 e aplica-se a metodologia de testes comparativos proposta por Kellard (2002, que usa a cointegração multivariada com restrição sobre o espaço de cointegração. A base de dados é formada a partir dos futuros do contrato número 11 negociado na Nybot (New York Board of Trade, dos preços no mercado à vista coletados pelo Cepea (Centro de Estudos Avançados em Economia Aplicada e da taxa de juros doméstica, todas em bases diárias (mai/97 a dez/07. A correspondência da amostra é construída de acordo com os vencimentos dos contratos, considerando-se dois períodos de previsão: 28 e 56 dias. Em linhas gerais, as evidências empíricas encontradas suportam a adequação da metodologia de cointegração para análise de eficiência relativa nos mercados de açúcar, em contraposição à hipótese de arbitragem. Além disso, geram evidências fracas de ineficiência, resultados sujeitos à hipótese de estacionariedade do custo de carregamento, exceto pelo componente taxa de juros.This study tests the relative efficiency hypothesis of future and spot sugar markets for two forecast horizons, as opposed to commodity arbitrage. It was used a no-arbitrage model of Brenner and Kroner (1995 and applied the methodology of comparative tests proposed by Kellard (2002, using multivariate cointegration methodology with restrictions on the cointegrated space. The database is formed by future prices of the number 11 contract traded on the Nybot (New York Board of Trade, domestic spot prices collected by Cepea (Center for Advanced Studies in Applied Economics and the domestic interest rate, all on daily basis (May/97 to Dec/07. The matching sample is constructed by the futures contract

  2. Simulation games

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    Giddings, S.

    2013-01-01

    This chapter outlines the conventions and pleasures of simulation games as a category, and explores the complicated and contested term simulation. This concept goes to the heart of what computer games and video games are, and the ways in which they articulate ideas, processes, and phenomena between their virtual worlds and the actual world. It has been argued that simulations generate and communicate knowledge and events quite differently from the long-­dominant cultural mode of narrative. Th...

  3. Simulation reframed.

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    Kneebone, Roger L

    2016-01-01

    Simulation is firmly established as a mainstay of clinical education, and extensive research has demonstrated its value. Current practice uses inanimate simulators (with a range of complexity, sophistication and cost) to address the patient 'as body' and trained actors or lay people (Simulated Patients) to address the patient 'as person'. These approaches are often separate.Healthcare simulation to date has been largely for the training and assessment of clinical 'insiders', simulating current practices. A close coupling with the clinical world restricts access to the facilities and practices of simulation, often excluding patients, families and publics. Yet such perspectives are an essential component of clinical practice. This paper argues that simulation offers opportunities to move outside a clinical 'insider' frame and create connections with other individuals and groups. Simulation becomes a bridge between experts whose worlds do not usually intersect, inviting an exchange of insights around embodied practices-the 'doing' of medicine-without jeopardising the safety of actual patients.Healthcare practice and education take place within a clinical frame that often conceals parallels with other domains of expert practice. Valuable insights emerge by viewing clinical practice not only as the application of medical science but also as performance and craftsmanship.Such connections require a redefinition of simulation. Its essence is not expensive elaborate facilities. Developments such as hybrid, distributed and sequential simulation offer examples of how simulation can combine 'patient as body' with 'patient as person' at relatively low cost, democratising simulation and exerting traction beyond the clinical sphere.The essence of simulation is a purposeful design, based on an active process of selection from an originary world, abstraction of what is criterial and re - presentation in another setting for a particular purpose or audience. This may be done within

  4. Simulated experiments

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    Bjerknes, R.

    1977-01-01

    A cybernetic model has been developed to elucidate some of the main principles of the growth regulation system in the epidermis of the hairless mouse. A number of actual and theoretical biological experiments have been simulated on the model. These included simulating the cell kinetics as measured by pulse labelling with tritiated thymidine and by continuous labelling with tritiated thymidine. Other simulated experiments included steady state, wear and tear, painting with a carcinogen, heredity and heredity and tumour. Numerous diagrams illustrate the results of these simulated experiments. (JIW)

  5. Efecto de un curso de relación de ayuda sobre la elección de respuesta espontánea e identificación de respuesta empática en alumnos de enfermería Effect of a counseling course on the choice of spontaneous response and empathetic response identification by nursury students

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    José Carlos Bermejo Higuera

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: determinar la tendencia de respuesta espontánea de alumnos de Enfermería ante situaciones simuladas de conflicto emocional antes y después de cursar una asignatura de relación de ayuda. Método: estudio cuasiexperimental pretest-postest en un grupo de 78 estudiantes de enfermería. Se aplicó un ejercicio de elección de respuesta espontánea antes y después de cursar una asignatura de relación de ayuda. Cincuenta estudiantes participaron en el pretest y 75 en el postest. Se evaluó la elección de respuesta entre seis tipos a elegir. Como contraste de medias prueba T para muestras relacionadas e independientes. Chi cuadrado para observar las distribuciones de elección de respuesta; intervalo de confianza 95%. Resultados: antes del curso eligieron espontáneamente la respuesta empática en el 9% de las ocasiones, mientras que al acabar el curso lo hicieron en el 43% de las ocasiones. El 33% de respuesta de apoyo-consuelo inicial disminuyó a 10%; el 30% de respuestas de solución de problema inicial disminuyó a 19%; el 18% de respuestas de valoración o juicio moral inicial disminuyó a 11%; el 8% de respuestas de investigación aumentó a 12%; medias estadísticamente significativas entre sus diferencias pre y postest. Se observaron pequeñas diferencias de género. Conclusiones: Los resultados apuntan a la validez de la formación en relación de ayuda para el aprendizaje de la respuesta empática.Objective: to determine spontaneous response tendency in emotionally conflictive simulated situations by nursery students before and after attending a counseling subject. Method: pretest-posttest cuasiexperimental study with a group of 78 nursing students. They were applied a spontaneous response choice test before and after studying a subject on counseling. There were 50 participants that answered the pre-test and 75 the post-test. The answer choice out of 6 posibilities was evaluated. T test was performed for related samples and

  6. Excel simulations

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    Verschuuren, Gerard M

    2013-01-01

    Covering a variety of Excel simulations, from gambling to genetics, this introduction is for people interested in modeling future events, without the cost of an expensive textbook. The simulations covered offer a fun alternative to the usual Excel topics and include situations such as roulette, password cracking, sex determination, population growth, and traffic patterns, among many others.

  7. Simulating Science

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    Markowitz, Dina; Holt, Susan

    2011-01-01

    Students use manipulative models and small-scale simulations that promote learning of complex biological concepts. The authors have developed inexpensive wet-lab simulations and manipulative models for "Diagnosing Diabetes," "A Kidney Problem?" and "A Medical Mystery." (Contains 5 figures and 3 online resources.)

  8. Simulation tools

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    Jenni, F

    2006-01-01

    In the last two decades, simulation tools made a significant contribution to the great progress in development of power electronics. Time to market was shortened and development costs were reduced drastically. Falling costs, as well as improved speed and precision, opened new fields of application. Today, continuous and switched circuits can be mixed. A comfortable number of powerful simulation tools is available. The users have to choose the best suitable for their application. Here a simple rule applies: The best available simulation tool is the tool the user is already used to (provided, it can solve the task). Abilities, speed, user friendliness and other features are continuously being improved—even though they are already powerful and comfortable. This paper aims at giving the reader an insight into the simulation of power electronics. Starting with a short description of the fundamentals of a simulation tool as well as properties of tools, several tools are presented. Starting with simplified models ...

  9. Os Símbolos de Informação Pública nos Setores do Lazer e Turismo: resultados empíricos

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    Sérgio Ricardo Fiori

    2010-09-01

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    Atualmente a facilidade de comunicação e o rápido deslocamento permitem com que as pessoas usufruam de inúmeras atividades de lazer e turismo em diferentes escalas: dentro de casa, em sua cidade, estado ou país. O contexto faz com que os símbolos de informação pública se estabeleçam como agentes facilitadores de comunicação, sendo potencializados em locais que abrigam pessoas das mais diferentes nacionalidades e que, por sua vez, possuem limitações para se expressar em outros idiomas como em aeroportos, eventos internacionais e centros históricos. Deste modo, ressalta-se o grande desafio de estudos sobre o tema evidenciando a questão cultural e a problemática quanto a compreendê-los, aceitá-los. O artigo aborda de maneira breve alguns estudos teóricos, além de apresentar uma pesquisa empírica realizada com oitenta e dois símbolos de informação pública.

    Palavras-chave: símbolo de informação pública; pictograma; comunicação; lazer; turismo.  AbstractNowadays the ease of communication and the

  10. Isotopic evidence for dead fish maintenance of Florida red tides, with implications for coastal fisheries over both source regions of the West Florida shelf and within downstream waters of the South Atlantic Bight

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    Walsh, J. J.; Weisberg, R. H.; Lenes, J. M.; Chen, F. R.; Dieterle, D. A.; Zheng, L.; Carder, K. L.; Vargo, G. A.; Havens, J. A.; Peebles, E.; Hollander, D. J.; He, R.; Heil, C. A.; Mahmoudi, B.; Landsberg, J. H.

    2009-01-01

    Toxic Florida red tides of the dinoflagellate Kareniabrevis have downstream consequences of 500-1000 km spatial extent. Fish stocks, shellfish beds, and harmful algal blooms of similar species occupy the same continental shelf waters of the southeastern United States, amounting to economic losses of more than 25 million dollars in some years. Under the aegis of the Center for Prediction of Red tides, we are now developing coupled biophysical models of the conditions that lead to red tides and impacted coastal fisheries, from the Florida Panhandle to Cape Hatteras. Here, a nitrogen isotope budget of the coastal food web of the West Florida shelf (WFS) and the downstream South Atlantic Bight (SAB) reaffirms that diazotrophs are the initial nutrient source for onset of red tides and now identifies clupeid fish as the major recycled nutrient source for their maintenance. The recent isotope budget of WFS and SAB coastal waters during 1998-2001 indicates that since prehistoric times of Timacua Indian settlements along the Georgia coast during 1075, ∼50% of the nutrients required for large red tides of >1 μg chl l -1 of K.brevis have been derived from nitrogen-fixers, with the other half from decomposing dead sardines and herrings. During 2001, >90% of the harvest of WFS clupeids was by large ichthyotoxic red tides of >10 μg chl l -1 of K.brevis, rather than by fishermen. After onset of the usual red tides in summer of 2006 and 2007, the simulated subsequent fall exports of Florida red tides in September 2007 to North Carolina shelf waters replicate observations of just ∼1 μg chl l -1 on the WFS that year. In contrast, the earlier red tides of >10 μg chl l -1 left behind off West Florida during 2006, with less physical export, are instead 10-fold larger than those of 2007. Earlier, 55 fish kills were associated with these coastal red tides during September 2006, between Tampa and Naples. Yet, only six fish kills were reported there in September 2007. With little

  11. Empātijas atšķirības improvizācijas teātru, amatierteātru un koru dalībniekiem

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    Nikolajeva, Inga

    2012-01-01

    Pētījuma mērķis ir noskaidrot empātijas atšķirības starp improvizācijas teātru, amatierteātru un koru dalībniekiem. Izlasi veido 106 respondenti, no tiem 41 improvizācijas teātru dalībnieks, 34 amatierteātru dalībnieki un 31 koru dalībnieks kā kontroles grupa – respondenti, kuriem tā ir brīvā laika aktivitāte ārpus darba. Dalībnieki ir 14 vīrieši un 92 sievietes vecumā no 18 līdz 30 gadiem, dalībnieku pieredzes ilgums aktiermākslā ir no 1 līdz 15 gadiem. Pētījumā tiek izmantota Saimona Barona...

  12. Efecto de la innovación en el crecimiento y el desempeño de las Mipymes de la Alianza del Pacífico. Un estudio empírico

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    Domingo García-Pérez de Lema

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza el efecto de la actividad innovadora sobre el crecimiento y el rendimiento de las Mipyme de los países de la Alianza del Pacífico (AP. Para ello se realizó un estudio empírico con una muestra de 386 empresas de Chile, Colombia, México y Perú. Para verificar las relaciones planteadas se utilizan regresiones lineales múltiples por mínimos cuadrados ordinarios (MCO. Los resultados muestran que la innovación en productos, en procesos y en gestión impacta positivamente el crecimiento del empleo y las ventas, y así mismo a las utilidades. Estos resultados son especialmente relevantes para los países de la AP y pueden ayudar a los empresarios, a los gobiernos y a la academia para impulsar acciones que favorezcan la innovación de las empresas y su competitividad.

  13. Uma avaliação acerca da falha empírica do teorema da paridade descoberta da taxa de juros entre o Real e o Dólar

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    André Cieplinski

    Full Text Available Resumo Este artigo testa a validade do teorema da paridade descoberta de juros para os dados da economia brasileira no período de 2000 a 2014. Nossos resultados corroboram a não validade empírica, conhecida na literatura como de UIP Failure ou Forward Premium Puzzle. O coeficiente do diferencial de juros estimado por um modelo GARCH apresenta sinal negativo, contradizendo parte dos testes da UIP em economias periféricas. Já os modelos markovianos de mudança de regime apontaram para dois padrões bem delimitados: nos períodos de menor volatilidade o coeficiente assume valor negativo e, nos meses de alta volatilidade, valor positivo. Os resultados encontrados são coerentes com a abordagem da taxa de juros exógena em uma economia aberta.

  14. Modelización de costes en los procesos de tratamiento de aguas residuales: un análisis empírico para el caso español

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    Sala Garrido, Ramon

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La reutilización de recursos obtenidos de la regeneración de aguas residuales se muestra como una necesidad irrenunciable tanto desde el punto de vista social como ambiental y sanitario. La viabilidad de cualquier proyecto de reutilización requiere un funcionamiento óptimo de los procesos de tratamiento de las aguas residuales. En este sentido resulta necesario un conocimiento exhaustivo de la estructura de costes asociada a cada una de las tecnologías de tratamiento disponibles. En este trabajo se aplica una metodología de modelización de costes mediante el ajuste de una serie de funciones representativas. Se lleva a cabo una aplicación empírica para una muestra de plantas depuradoras de la Comunidad Valenciana.

  15. Simulator justifications

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    1990-01-01

    For several years, the authors have been convinced by overwhelming evidence that dynamic simulators are justified for many applications where acceptance has been slow. They speculate as to why this situation has existed and list many benefits that accrue to those who use simulators for training and other purposes. This paper along may be sufficient to convince a receptive approval chain of the value of simulator ownership. It is intended primarily as an aid and supporting document for those who find it necessary to build a detailed justification for a specific simulator acquisition. The purchase of a simulator requires justification. For new military aircraft and for spacecraft, a simulator for training and performance evaluation is virtually assumed, value having been proven many times over. for commercial aircraft, safety is the overwhelming justification. For nuclear power plants, government regulations require operators to be licensed by examination on a certified simulator. For other applications, including air traffic control, biomedical, communications, electronic power transmission and distribution, emergency engineering and management, fossil power plants, gaming land vehicles, manufacturing, maintenance, marine vehicles, process plants, weapons, etc

  16. Variables y Modelos Para La Identificación y Predicción Del Fracaso Empresarial: Revisión de La Investigación Empírica Reciente

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza la evolución en el tiempo de los estudios sobre fracaso empresarial. Con carácter general, partimos de la revisión crítica realizada en la literatura previa, y aportamos un análisis de la evidencia empírica adicional, con especial atención a la obtenida durante la última década. Pero además, para subsanar algunas deficiencias detectadas en las revisiones anteriores, nos ocupamos de tres aspectos, que pueden considerarse la principal contribución de este trabajo: primero, analizamos la evolución en las últimas décadas del concepto de fracaso empresarial o fallido, detectando cierta evolución desde la identificación hacia la predicción; segundo, analizamos las variables empleadas en los modelos, aportando un estudio de los rasgos empresariales que se representan con las variables (frente al tradicional análisis de frecuencia de las propias variables individuales, siendo los resultados más acordes con los planteamientos y desarrollos teóricos clásicos sobre el fracaso empresarial; y, finalmente, destacamos los puntos fuertes y débiles de las metodologías que, por su reciente aparición, no habían sido analizadas o muy poco por revisiones anteriores: las técnicas de inteligencia artificial y el análisis envolvente de datos (DEA. Adicionalmente, integramos en la revisión el numeroso grupo de trabajos empíricos publicados en España sobre la cuestión, y que no aparecían en ninguna de las revisiones previas analizadas.

  17. Process simulation

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    Cao, E.G.; Suarez, P.S.; Pantaleon, J.C.

    1984-01-01

    The search for an optimal design of a heavy water plant is done by means of a simulation model for the mass and enthalpy balances of the SH 2 -H 2 O exchange process. A symplified model for the simulation diagram where the entire plant is represented by a sole tray tower with recicles, and heat and mass feeds/extractions was used. The tower is simulated by the method developed by Tomich with the convergence part given by the algorithm of Broyden. The concluding part of the work is centered in setting the design parameters (flowrates, heat exchange rates, number of plates) wich give the desired process operating conditions. (author) [es

  18. Solar Simulator

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    1981-01-01

    Oriel Corporation's simulators have a high pressure xenon lamp whose reflected light is processed by an optical system to produce a uniform solar beam. Because of many different types of applications, the simulators must be adjustable to replicate many different areas of the solar radiation spectrum. Simulators are laboratory tools for such purposes as testing and calibrating solar cells, or other solar energy systems, testing dyes, paints and pigments, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic preparations, plant and animal studies, food and agriculture studies and oceanographic research.

  19. Multimagnetical simulations

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    Hansmann, U.; Berg, B.A.; Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL; Neuhaus, T.

    1992-01-01

    We modified the recently proposed multicanonical MC algorithm for the case of a magnetic field driven order-order phase transition. We test this multimagnetic Monte Carlo algorithm for the D = 2 Ising model at β = 0.5 and simulate square lattices up to size 100 x 100. On these lattices with periodic boundary conditions it is possible to enhance the appearance of order-order interfaces during the simulation by many orders of magnitude as compared to the standard Monte Carlo simulation

  20. Value or Growth Strategy? Empirical Evidence in BrazilEstratégia de Valor ou de Crescimento? Evidências Empíricas no Brasil¿Estrategia de Valor o de Crecimiento? Evidencias Empíricas en Brasil

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    CORDEIRO, Rebeca Albuquerque

    2013-03-01

    efeito valor-crescimento não se caracteriza no Brasil, uma vez que as evidências empíricas mostraram-se favoráveis às estratégias de crescimento. Em função do longo período estudado, os resultados obtidos podem estar sinalizando o predomínio da estratégia de crescimento no longo prazo. Além disso, ressalta-se a alta volatilidade dos mercados de capitais de países emergentes, conforme destacam Fama e French (1998. Ademais, para estabelecer estratégias de investimento que possibilitem maiores retornos, verificou-se que a variável que melhor identifica as ações de crescimento é o índice book-to-market.RESUMENEste artículo tiene por objetivo verificar la existencia del efecto valor-crecimiento e identificar las variables que explican mejor su impacto sobre el rendimiento de las acciones brasileñas. Para ello, hemos probado las variables book-to-maket, lucro/precio y flujo de caja/precio. Se han aplicado dos enfoques metodológicos: el análisis de la cartera, carteras que se crearon de acuerdo con cada variable de interés y el análisis de regresión con datos de panel sobre la base de activos individuales. La muestra se obtuvo de empresas con acciones negociadas en BM&FBovespa, en el período de 1995 a 2008. De acuerdo con los resultados, las acciones de crecimiento tuvieron un mayor rendimiento que las acciones de valor. Por lo tanto, podemos concluir afirmando que el bien documentado efecto valor-crecimiento no existe en Brasil, ya que la evidencia empírica mostró su apoyo a las estrategias de crecimiento. Debido a que el periodo de tiempo estudiado fue extenso, los resultados pueden indicar el dominio de la estrategia de crecimiento a largo plazo. Por otra parte, destaca la alta volatilidad de los mercados de capitales en los países emergentes, como destacan Fama y French (1998. Además, para establecer estrategias de inversión que permitan una mayor rentabilidad, se deduce que la variable que mejor identifica las acciones de crecimiento es el

  1. A fully kinetic, self-consistent particle simulation model of the collisionless plasma--sheath region

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    Procassini, R.J.; Birdsall, C.K.; Morse, E.C.

    1990-01-01

    A fully kinetic particle-in-cell (PIC) model is used to self-consistently determine the steady-state potential profile in a collisionless plasma that contacts a floating, absorbing boundary. To balance the flow of particles to the wall, a distributed source region is used to inject particles into the one-dimensional system. The effect of the particle source distribution function on the source region and collector sheath potential drops, and particle velocity distributions is investigated. The ion source functions proposed by Emmert et al. [Phys. Fluids 23, 803 (1980)] and Bissell and Johnson [Phys. Fluids 30, 779 (1987)] (and various combinations of these) are used for the injection of both ions and electrons. The values of the potential drops obtained from the PIC simulations are compared to those from the theories of Emmert et al., Bissell and Johnson, and Scheuer and Emmert [Phys. Fluids 31, 3645 (1988)], all of which assume that the electron density is related to the plasma potential via the Boltzmann relation. The values of the source region and total potential drop are found to depend on the choice of the electron source function, as well as the ion source function. The question of an infinite electric field at the plasma--sheath interface, which arises in the analyses of Bissell and Johnson and Scheuer and Emmert, is also addressed

  2. Canopy temperature for simulation of heat stress in irrigated wheat in a semi-arid environment: A multi-model comparison

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    Webber, Heidi; Martre, Pierre; Asseng, Senthold

    2017-01-01

    Even brief periods of high temperatures occurring around flowering and during grain filling can severely reduce grain yield in cereals. Recently, ecophysiological and crop models have begun to represent such phenomena. Most models use air temperature (Tair) in their heat stress responses despite...... evidence that crop canopy temperature (Tc) better explains grain yield losses. Tc can deviate significantly from Tair based on climatic factors and the crop water status. The broad objective of this study was to evaluate whether simulation of Tc improves the ability of crop models to simulate heat stress...... impacts on wheat under irrigated conditions. Nine process-based models, each using one of three broad approaches (empirical, EMP; energy balance assuming neutral atmospheric stability, EBN; and energy balance correcting for the atmospheric stability conditions, EBSC) to simulate Tc, simulated grain yield...

  3. Simulation optimisation

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    Anon

    2010-01-01

    Over the past decade there has been a significant advance in flotation circuit optimisation through performance benchmarking using metallurgical modelling and steady-state computer simulation. This benchmarking includes traditional measures, such as grade and recovery, as well as new flotation measures, such as ore floatability, bubble surface area flux and froth recovery. To further this optimisation, Outotec has released its HSC Chemistry software with simulation modules. The flotation model developed by the AMIRA P9 Project, of which Outotec is a sponsor, is regarded by industry as the most suitable flotation model to use for circuit optimisation. This model incorporates ore floatability with flotation cell pulp and froth parameters, residence time, entrainment and water recovery. Outotec's HSC Sim enables you to simulate mineral processes in different levels, from comminution circuits with sizes and no composition, through to flotation processes with minerals by size by floatability components, to full processes with true particles with MLA data.

  4. Simulating Gravity

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    Pipinos, Savas

    2010-01-01

    This article describes one classroom activity in which the author simulates the Newtonian gravity, and employs the Euclidean Geometry with the use of new technologies (NT). The prerequisites for this activity were some knowledge of the formulae for a particle free fall in Physics and most certainly, a good understanding of the notion of similarity…

  5. Plant simulator

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    Fukumitsu, Hiroyuki

    1998-01-01

    A simulator of a reactor plant of the present invention comprises a plurality of distributed computers, an indication processing section and an operation section. The simulation calculation functions of various kinds of plant models in the plant are shared by the plurality of computers. The indication processing section controls collection of data of the plant simulated by the computers and instructions of an operator. The operation section is operated by the operator and the results of operation are transmitted to the indication processing section, to conduct operation trainings and display the results of the simulation. Each of the computers and the indication processing portion are connected with each other by a network having a memory for common use. Data such as the results of calculation of plant models and various kinds of parameters of the plant required commonly to the calculators and the indication processing section are stored in the common memory, and adapted to be used by way of the network. (N.H.)

  6. BPU Simulator

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    Rehr, Martin; Skovhede, Kenneth; Vinter, Brian

    2013-01-01

    in that process. Our goal is to support all execution platforms, and in this work we introduce the Bohrium Processing Unit, BPU, which will be the FPGA backend for Bohrium. The BPU is modeled as a PyCSP application, and the clear advantages of using CSP for simulating a new CPU is described. The current Py...

  7. Aspectos conceptuales y empíricos de la financiación de nuevas empresas en Colombia Conceptual and empirical aspects of the financing of new companies in Colombia

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    Bernardo Barona Zuluaga

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los resultados de una investigación empírica sobre la utilización de diferentes fuentes de financiación por parte de empresas nuevas en los primeros anos de vida. El principal soporte conceptual del estudio es el paradigma del ciclo de crecimiento financiero desarrollado por Berger y Udell (1998, el cual explica satisfactoriamente los hallazgos encontrados en el componente empírico del estudio aquí presentado, que se basa en una encuesta realizada a 130 empresarios de la Ciudad de Cali (Colombia. Los entrevistados reportaron de manera mayoritaria el uso de recursos propios y de familiares y amigos y la retención de utilidades en los primeros anos de vida de una empresa. Le sigue en importancia a estas fuentes, la financiación provista por establecimientos de crédito; llama la atención la importancia relativa del leasing. Las recomendaciones mas importantes incluyen: fortalecer las fuentes de capital semilla, darle mayor peso en los cursos de finanzas de nivel universitario al estudio de los problemas de las empresas nuevas y MIPYMES, adelantar una reforma financiera que facilite la emisión de acciones y mejorar la cantidad y calidad de información pública disponible sobre la financiación de las empresas objeto de este estudio.This article presents the results of an empirical research on the type of financial resources used by a sample of new enterprises in their early years of life. The main conceptual support of the study is the financial growth cycle paradigm developed by Berger and Udell (1998. This paradigm successfully explains the findings in the empirical component of the study presented here, which is based on a survey of 130 entrepreneurs in the city of Cali, Colombia. The survey results highlighted the importance of the use of financial resources provided by the owner and theirs family and friends, and of the retention of profits in their companies in the early years. Next in importance is the

  8. La Medicion de la Productividad del Valor Agregado: una aplicación empírica en una cooperativa agroalimentaria de Costa Rica (Measuring value added productivity: an empirical aplication in an agroalimentary cooperative in Costa Rica

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    Cristina Morales Sandoval

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La medición de la productividad a nivel de las empresas, así como de las cadenas productivas, resulta ser una condición necesaria para la evaluación de su desempeño, la innovación y la definición de sus estrategias empresariales. La productividad se ha vuelto un tema fundamental en las empresas, ya que una alta productividad y una adecuada estrategia permiten el aumento de la competitividad e innovación en las empresas, debido a que su incremento representa un elemento diferenciador para alcanzar el éxito a nivel nacional e internacional. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo aportar evidencia empírica acerca de la aplicación de un modelo que da respuesta sobre la evaluación del desempeño, la innovación y la estrategia, el cual es denominado “Medición de la productividad del valor agregado” (MPVA, que fue aplicado en una cooperativa agroalimentaria costarricense COOPEBRISAS R.L. como prueba empírica en el análisis del cálculo del valor agregado, cálculo de indicadores de productividad y el análisis de los índices, evaluando los periodos entre el año 2008 y el 2012. Dentro de los resultados de la investigación se destaca que el MPVA permitió cuantificar el desempeño de la cooperativa, al identificar áreas problemáticas y prioritarias para aumentar su posición en el mercado y su productividad.   Abstract A necessary requirement for evaluating the performance, innovation and the definition of company strategy is the measuring of productivity of companies and productive chains. Productivity has become fundamental for companies since high productivity and adequate strategies favors an increase in company competitiveness and innovation that in turn creates a distinguishing element for attaining success at national and international levels. This research aims to provide empirical evidence about the application of a model that evaluates performance, innovation and strategy, called “Value Added Productivity Measurement

  9. Encuadre normativo y empírico para un diagnóstico del trabajo infantil en México (Normative and empirical framework for a diagnose of child labour in Mexico

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    Mónica González Contró

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper seeks to diagnose the phenomenon of children and adolescent labour in Mexico from the legal and empirical perspective, while expecting to make visible underlying, persistent and oftenly hidden realities. With this framework, we present a general path concerning some legal instruments that allow us to define and categorize the studied phenomenon, and we carry out an empirical analysis from a series of indicators developed in the Module of child labour included in the National Survey of Occupation and Employment raised by National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía, INEGI in 2009. Information and analyzed data allow us to conclude in a broad manner that the constitutional and legal prohibition to child labour has not fulfill its eradication, further more, not starting from the approach of rights has implied a position of more vulnerability to underage persons who work due to several circumstances, whether economical, social or cultural. En este trabajo se busca realizar una aproximación diagnóstica al fenómeno del trabajo infantil y adolescente en México con miras a visibilizar aspectos que han estado invisibilizados a lo largo del tiempo, desde la perspectiva legal y empírica. En este marco, se hace un recorrido general de algunos instrumentos legales que permiten definir y categorizar el fenómeno, y se realiza un análisis empírico a partir de una serie de indicadores surgidos del Módulo de Trabajo Infantil incluido en la Encuesta Nacional de Ocupación y Empleo levantada por el Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía en el año 2009. La información manejada, así como los datos analizados permiten concluir de manera general que la prohibición constitucional y legal del trabajo infantil no ha conseguido su erradicación, y el no partir de un enfoque de derechos colocaría en una posición de mayor vulnerabilidad a las personas menores de edad que trabajan por

  10. Magnetic Source Regions of Coronal Mass Ejections Brigitte ...

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    2003) or two rows of opposite polarity field extending to ... sional Alfvén waves which bring up helicity from the sub-photospheric part of the flux tube ... Figure 1. Loss of equilibrium model: sketches of coronal field lines showing ... lines of the quadrupolar reconnection before the flare, (bottom left): TRACE observations of the.

  11. Auroral kilometric radiation source region observations from ISIS 1

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    Benson, R.F.

    1981-01-01

    The ISIS 1 observations of the high-frequency portion of the auroral kilometric radiation (AKR) spectrum are considered, that is, from the minimum frequency encountered for the extraordinary mode cut-off (approximately 450 kHz) to the upper frequency cut-off (approximately 800 kHz). AKR is found to be generated in the extraordinary mode just above the local cutoff frequency and to emanate in a direction that is nearly perpendicular to the magnetic field. It occurs within local depletions of electron density, where the ratio of plasma frequency to cyclotron frequency is below 0.2. The density depletion is restricted to altitudes above approximately 2,000 km, and the upper AKR frequency limit corresponds to the extraordinary cutoff frequency at this altitude

  12. Simulating events

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    Ferretti, C; Bruzzone, L [Techint Italimpianti, Milan (Italy)

    2000-06-01

    The Petacalco Marine terminal on the Pacific coast in the harbour of Lazaro Carclenas (Michoacan) in Mexico, provides coal to the thermoelectric power plant at Pdte Plutarco Elias Calles in the port area. The plant is being converted from oil to burn coal to generate 2100 MW of power. The article describes the layout of the terminal and equipment employed in the unloading, coal stacking, coal handling areas and the receiving area at the power plant. The contractor Techint Italimpianti has developed a software system, MHATIS, for marine terminal management which is nearly complete. The discrete event simulator with its graphic interface provides a real-type decision support system for simulating changes to the terminal operations and evaluating impacts. The article describes how MHATIS is used. 7 figs.

  13. Análisis estocástico de señales vibratorias de motores de inducción para la detección de fallas usando descomposición de modo empírico

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    Alejandro Rivera Roldán

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta un análisis de vibraciones en motores de inducción por medio de Modelos Ocultos de Markov (Hidden Markov Model - HMM aplicado a características obtenidas de la Descomposición de Modo Empírico (Empirical Mode Decomposition - EMD y transformada de Hilbert-Huang de señales de vibración obtenidas en las coordenadas x y y, con el fin de detectar fallas de funcionamiento en rodamientos y barras.  Además se presenta un análisis comparativo de la capacidad de las señales de vibración en dirección x y en dirección y, para aportar información en la detección de fallas. Así, un HMM ergódico inicializado y entrenado por medio del algoritmo de máxima esperanza, con convergencia en 10e-7 y un máximo de iteraciones de 100, se aplicó sobre el espacio de características y su desempeño fue determinado mediante validación cruzada 80-20 con 30 fold, obteniendo un alto desempeño para la detección de fallas en términos de exactitud.

  14. Vulnerabilidad frente al cambio climático en la Región Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile: posiciones teóricas versus evidencias empíricas

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    Juliane Welz

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Para la Región Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile (RMS, el cambio climático implica diferentes impactos que se suman a la continua expansión urbana y a cambios en los patrones de uso del suelo, los cuales a su vez acrecientan las amenazas hidroclimáticas, como las inundaciones y el calor extremo. En general, estos cambios tendrán notables consecuencias para la vulnerabilidad residencial. Especialmente las familias de bajos recursos y los asentamientos ilegales en grandes ciudades con crecimiento acelerado suelen ser los más vulnerables, debido a una mayor exposición y a una limitada capacidad de respuesta. Este artículo contrasta posiciones teóricas sobre las dimensiones socioeconómicas, físico-constructivas y urbano-rurales de la vulnerabilidad con evidencias empíricas, para entender quiénes son los más afectados por las inundaciones y el calor extremo en la Rms. Como muestran los resultados del estudio, las posiciones teóricas no se reflejan en los análisis cuantitativos. La vulnerabilidad depende de cada contexto y requiere políticas adecuadas para distintos territorios.

  15. TIC, cualificación, organización y productividad del trabajo: un análisis empírico sobre las nuevas fuentes de la eficiencia empresarial en Cataluña

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    Joan Torrent-Sellens

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir de los datos para una muestra representativa del tejido productivo privado en Cataluña (1.283 empresas y en sintonía con la evidencia empírica internacional, en este trabajo se analizan las nuevas fuentes co-innovadoras (usos TIC, nuevas formas de organización y cualificación del trabajo de la productividad empresarial. Los resultados obtenidos nos han permitido identificar un patrón competitivo caracterizado por la decisiva contribución del capital físico productivo. Además, una segmentación del tejido empresarial nos sugiere la existencia de dos patrones competitivos claramente diferenciados. En las empresas intensivas en el uso de la tecnología y el conocimiento (alrededor de una quinta parte del total, la explicación de su nivel de productividad se basa en el capital físico productivo, los nuevos conjuntos de prácticas de organización del trabajo y las complementariedades entre éstas y el uso de las TIC. Por el contrario, en la gran mayoría de empresas catalanas (el 80% restante que no usa intensivamente la tecnología y el conocimiento no se ha encontrado evidencia que corrobore la existencia de nuevas fuentes co-innovadoras en la explicación de su potencial de crecimiento a largo plazo.

  16. Efectos de la estrategia y la posición tecnológica en el rendimiento de la PYME manufacturera. Un estudio empírico en empresas mexicanas

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    Alicia Gómez Martínez

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Son dos los objetivos de este trabajo; a es identificar las estrategias competitivas y la posición tecnológica que utilizan la PYME de los estados de Puebla y Yucatán; y b realizar un análisis comparativo para conocer si el tipo de estrategias y posición tecnológica utilizada por la PYME industrial de dichos estados influyen en su rendimiento. En un estudio empírico, se comparan dos muestras representativas: 136 PYME poblanas y 169 yucatecas. Los resultados indican que el tipo de estrategia exploradora-analizadora es la que mayormente se usa en ambos estados y que son este tipo de empresas aquellas que tienen mayor rendimiento. También se comprobó que las empresas con posición tecnológica Fuerte- Buena tienen mayor rendimiento que aquellas que tienen posición tecnológica Sostenible-Débil.

  17. Adaptación al Español de la Escala de Desempeño Cívico de Coleman y Borman (2000 y Análisis de la Estructura Empírica del Constructo

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una adaptación del cuestionario de desempeño cívico de Coleman y Borman (2000 y un análisis de su estructura empírica. Una vez traducido y adaptado, el cuestionario se aplicó a una muestra de 135 empleados públicos de una unidad completa del Gobierno Autonómico de Canarias. Los resultados indican que el cuestionario tiene una alta consistencia interna, aunque parece medir tres dimensiones relacionadas entre sí. Dos de estas dimensiones son altamente estables y coinciden con las propuestas por LePine, Erez y Johnson (2002, Cumplimiento Generalizado y Altruismo, mientras que la tercera es de difícil interpretación. Un análisis factorial de segundo orden indica que existe una única dimensión subyacente de desempeño cívico. Estos resultados tienen implicaciones teóricas y prácticas que ayudan a la interpretación y diagnóstico del dominio.

  18. Una aproximación empírica a la relación entre el desempleo y las vacantes para Popayán, 2001-2005

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    Jhon James Mora

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta evidencia empírica sobre la relación entre las vacantes y el desempleo, a través de la Curva de Beveridge, para la ciudad de Popayán entre 2001 y 2005, siguiendo un modelo de datos de panel por áreas de desempeño. Los resultados del modelo muestran que la elasticidad del desempleo con respecto a las vacantes es estadísticamente significativa y positiva. Este resultado puede deberse a la existencia de shocks asimétricos en los distintos sectores de la economía payanés, que se estarían reflejando en la dinámica de las áreas de desempeño laboral. De esta forma, se estaría presentando una recomposición de las actividades económicas de la ciudad de Popayán durante el período estudiado.

  19. Comparação Entre Os Modelos Residual Income Valuation (RIV, Abnormal Earnings Growth (AEG e Fluxo de Caixa Livre (FCF: Um estudo empírico no mercado de capitais brasileiro

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    Eric Serrano Ferreira

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar os modelos Residual Income Valuation (RIV, Abnormal Earnings Growth (AEG e Fluxo de Caixa Livre (FCF no mercado brasileiro. Fez-se um teste empírico para comparar os três modelos, utilizando dados das empresas listadas na BOVESPA e testando a afirmação para o mercado de capitais brasileiro. Cada modelo foi analisado por meio da técnica estatística de regressão múltipla, anualmente, observando assim o comportamento dos modelos ao longo dos anos de 1995 a 2002. Ao serem realizados os testes, pode-se concluir que, de 1995 à 1999, o modelo RIV possuía poder explicativo superior aos outros dois modelos e a partir de 2000, os modelos AEG e RIV se equivalem, ilustrando o desenvolvimento do mercado brasileiro nos últimos anos. O modelo FCF apresentou o menor poder explicativo em todos os anos analisados. Os resultados encontrados se confirmaram por meio da análise de dados em painel.

  20. Poder de mercado no segmento de distribuição de gasolina C: uma análise a partir da Nova Organização Industrial Empírica

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    Rosangela Aparecida Soares Fernandes

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo avaliar o grau de poder de mercado no setor de distribuição de gasolina C, nas regiões brasileiras, no período de 2002 a 2008. Para tal, baseou-se na Teoria da Nova Organização Industrial Empírica (NOIE, especificamente, no modelo proposto por Bresnahan (1982 e Lau (1982. Uma versão dinâmica do modelo também foi estimada. Os resultados indicaram que, exceto para a região Norte, para o modelo estático, as empresas distribuidoras de gasolina C não agem como tomadoras de preços (Λ = 0. No outro extremo, a hipótese de conluio perfeito (Λ = 1 entre elas foi rejeitada. Verificou-se que, em várias regiões, os parâmetros revelaram-se suficientemente baixos, sugerindo que as empresas distribuidoras apresentam elevada competição entre si.

  1. Modelo Empírico, Descriptivo y Predictivo Para el Compromiso de Identidad en el Chat en Adolescentes Escolares Chilenos Empirical, Descriptive and Predictive Model for Identity Involvement in Chat use by Chilean School Adolescents

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    María Paz Altuzarra

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Se desarrolla un modelo empírico, descriptivo y predictivo de regresión múltiple de las relaciones entre compromiso de identidad en el Chat y salud mental, sexo, curso y tipo de Chat en una muestra de 385 alumnos de ambos sexos, de I, II, III y IV Medio de tres colegios de Santiago de Chile. Se aplicó un cuestionario sobre uso de Internet, Escala de Compromiso de Identidad en el Chat y Cuestionario de Salud Mental en la Edad Juvenil. Se encontró que tanto la salud mental como el tipo de Chat predecían el compromiso de la identidad en el Chat. Se observó un mayor compromiso entre jóvenes mujeres de I y II Medio y que empleaban Chat abierto o mixto.An empirical descriptive and predictive model of multiple regression on the relationships between identity involvement in the Chat and mental health, sex, grade and modality of Chat in a sample of 385 male and female high school students, from Santiago de Chile, is presented. The instruments used were: a questionnaire about Internet usage, an Identity Compromise Scale in the Chat and a Youth Mental Health Scale. Results indicate that both, mental health and type of Chat, predicted compromise of identity in the Chat. It was observed a greater compromise among female teenagers from 9th and 10th grade who used open and mixed Chat.

  2. Uma análise empírica da volatilidade do retorno de commodities agrícolas utilizando modelos ARCH: os casos do café e da soja

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    Washington Santos da Silva

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Examinou-se o processo da volatilidade dos retornos de duas importantes commodities agrícolas brasileiras, o café e a soja, por meio de modelos da classe ARCH. Os resultados empíricos sugerem fortes sinais de persistência e assimetria na volatilidade de ambas as séries. Além disso, os resultados sugerem que a implementação de políticas que criem, facilitem o acesso e estimulem a utilização de instrumentos de hedging baseados no mercado podem ser estratégias adequadas para tais setores diante da persistência de choques e volatilidade pronunciadas constatadas para os retornos destas commoditiesWe examined the volatility process of the returns of two important Brazilian agricultural commodities, coffee and soy, using ARCH class models. Empirical results suggest strong signs of persistence and asymmetry in the volatility of both series. Furthermore, the results suggest that the design of policies that create, facilitate the access and stimulate the use of market-based hedging devices can be proper strategies for such sectors in view of the persistence of shocks and the pronounced volatility found for the returns of these commodities.

  3. Neuromechanical simulation

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    Donald H Edwards

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The importance of the interaction between the body and the brain for the control of behavior has been recognized in recent years with the advent of neuromechanics, a field in which the coupling between neural and biomechanical processes is an explicit focus. A major tool used in neuromechanics is simulation, which connects computational models of neural circuits to models of an animal’s body situated in a virtual physical world. This connection closes the feedback loop that links the brain, the body, and the world through sensory stimuli, muscle contractions and body movement. Neuromechanical simulations enable investigators to explore the dynamical relationships between the brain, the body, and the world in ways that are difficult or impossible through experiment alone. Studies in a variety of animals have permitted the analysis of extremely complex and dynamic neuromechanical systems, they have demonstrated that the nervous system functions synergistically with the mechanical properties of the body, they have examined hypotheses that are difficult to test experimentally, and they have explored the role of sensory feedback in controlling complex mechanical systems with many degrees of freedom. Each of these studies confronts a common set of questions: (i how to abstract key features of the body, the world and the CNS in a useful model, (ii how to ground model parameters in experimental reality, (iii how to optimize the model and identify points of sensitivity and insensitivity, and (iv how to share neuromechanical models for examination, testing, and extension by others.

  4. Investigations on the effect of forage source, grinding, and urea supplementation on ruminal fermentation and microbial protein flow in a semi-continuous rumen simulation system.

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    Hildebrand, Bastian; Boguhn, Jeannette; Rodehutscord, Markus

    2011-10-01

    The objective of the present study was to compare the effect of maize silage and grass silage on microbial fermentation and protein flow in a semi-continuous rumen simulation system (Rusitec) when milling screen size (MSS) during grinding was varied. Oven-dried silages were milled through screens of 1, 4 or 9 mm pore size and incubated for 48 h in a Rusitec system. Furthermore, the effect of N supplementation to maize silage (MSS: 4 mm) was investigated and single dose vs. continuous infusion of urea-N were compared. Degradation of organic matter (OM), crude protein (CP), fibre fractions and non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) as well as short-chain fatty acid production differed significantly between forage sources. Urea-N supplementation improved the degradation of NSC, but not that of fibre fractions in maize silage. The way of urea supply had only marginal effects on fermentation characteristics. An increase in MSS, and consequently in mean feed particle size, led to an improvement in the degradation of OM, CP and NSC, but efficiency of microbial net protein synthesis (EMPS; mg microbial N flow/g degraded OM) and the microbial amino acid profile were less affected. EMPS was higher in grass silage than in maize silage and was improved by urea-N supplementation in maize silage. This study indicates that fermentation of NSC as well as EMPS during incubation of maize silage was limited by availability of NH3-N. Furthermore, an increase in MSS above 1 mm seems to improve fermentation of silages in the Rusitec system.

  5. Evidências empíricas: arbitragem no mercado brasileiro com fundos ETFs Empirical evidence: arbitrage with Exchange-traded Funds (ETFs on the brazilian market

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    Yuri Sampaio Maluf

    2013-04-01

    Ibovespa was used, followed by strategy simulations that included goodwill and negative goodwill between asset sets with and without transaction costs. To avoid data-snooping effects on the transaction outcomes, a time series bootstrap was applied. The results initially indicated share-pricing inefficiency because the inclusion of goodwill and negative goodwill in the strategy resulted in returns of 172.5% above the fund's index. Additionally, it became apparent that even with the introduction of operating costs, the gains continued to exhibit inefficiency. However, after applying the bootstrap technique, the results did not suggest excess returns, which could be attributed to data snooping. Therefore, the results demonstrate the impossibility of agents earning abnormal returns from the differences between the values of the ETF share and its corresponding index, thereby indicating that the Ibovespa iShare fund pricing is efficient.

  6. Variables y modelos para la identificación y predicción del fracaso empresarial: revisión de la investigación empírica reciente.

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    Francisco J. Castaño Gutiérrez

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza la evolución en el tiempo de los estudios sobre fracaso empresarial. Con carácter general, partimos de la revisión crítica realizada en la literatura previa, y aportamos un análisis de la evidencia empírica adicional, con especial atención a la obtenida durante la última década. Pero además, para subsanar algunas deficiencias detectadas en las revisiones anteriores, nos ocupamos de tres aspectos, que pueden considerarse la principal contribución de este trabajo: primero, analizamos la evolución en las últimas décadas del concepto de fracaso empresarial o fallido, detectando cierta evolución desde la identificación hacia la predicción; segundo, analizamos las variables empleadas en los modelos, aportando un estudio de los rasgos empresariales que se representan con las variables (frente al tradicional análisis de frecuencia de las propias variables individuales, siendo los resultados más acordes con los planteamientos y desarrollos teóricos clásicos sobre el fracaso empresarial; y, finalmente, destacamos los puntos fuertes y débiles de las metodologías que, por su reciente aparición, no habían sido analizadas o muy poco por revisiones anteriores: las técnicas de inteligencia artificial y el análisis envolvente de datos (DEA. Adicionalmente, integramos en la revisión el numeroso grupo de trabajos empíricos publicados en España sobre la cuestión, y que no aparecían en ninguna de las revisiones previas analizadas.This work analyzes the evolution of business failure literature. In it, we consider previous critical revisions, contributing with the analysis of additional empirical evidence, paying special attention to the last decade. In order to make up for some deficiencies detected in previous revisions, we deal with three aspects that can be considered the main contribution of this work. First, we analyze the business failure concept during the last decades, detecting, from identification to

  7. Princípios nas ciências empíricas e o seu tratamento em livros didáticos Principles in the empirical sciences and their treatment in textbooks

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    José Francisco Custódio

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, analisamos o papel desempenhado pelos princípios na produção e no ensino de conteúdos científicos. Nós constatamos que nas ciências empíricas princípios são guias heurísticos genéricos na produção científica. E exercendo essa função, um princípio é capaz de limitar consideravelmente as possíveis arbitrariedades dentro de um sistema teórico. No ensino, focalizamos o tratamento do princípio de conservação de energia em livros didáticos de física. Nós concluímos que existe uma frágil relação entre teorias/modelos e objetos/eventos nos livros didáticos; disso decorre que o tratamento dos princípios assume apenas o papel de técnica adicional para a resolução de problemas fechados, um estatuto epistemológico reduzido e diferente daquele das ciências empíricas. Nós sugerimos que tratar os princípios nos livros didáticos aproximando-os de sua função teórica exige incentivar a atividade de criação dos estudantes na construção de significados balizada na validade dos princípios. Isto se daria por meio da apresentação de situações físicas não modelizadas, não idealizadas e abstraídas. Assim, a riqueza heurística do princípio estaria sendo explorada, e não somente aspectos operacionais.In this article, we analyse the role performed by the principles in teaching scientific content. We observed that principles in the empirical sciences are generic heuristic guides in scientific production and by exercising this function, a principle is able to limit the feasible arbitrarinesses inside a theoretical system. In teaching, we have focused on the treatment of energy conservation principles in physics textbooks. We concluded that there is a fragile relationship between theory/model and objects/events in textbooks: consequently the treatment of principles only assumes a role as an additional technique to solve given problems. We suggested the enhanced treatment of principles in textbooks by

  8. Análise Empírica dos Impactos dos Accruals na Variação do Capital Circulante Líquido: um estudo no setor de siderurgia e metalurgia

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    Romualdo Douglas Colauto

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available O artigo demonstra os impactos dos accruals na variação do capital circulante líquido em companhias abertas do setor de siderurgia e metalurgia. Para constatação de evidências empíricas, utilizou-se como população-alvo as Sociedades Anônimas Abertas apresentadas entre as 500 Maiores e Melhores Empresas, segundo critério da Revista Exame na edição de 2003. A amostra extraída da população foi do tipo intencional não probabilística, com 7 empresas representativas do setor de Siderurgia e Metalurgia. O estudo é delineado como descritivo utilizando-se as técnicas de cluster e intervalo interpercentil para categorizar os dados necessários para as inferências. Os resultados ajudam a melhorar qualidade da informação contábil ao mostrar que os accruals provocam alterações no resultado do período, mas não infl uenciam, simultaneamente, o fluxo financeiro das atividades operacionais das empresas. Coefi cientes de correlações entre o resultado contábil do período ajustado pelos accruals e a variação do capital circulante líquido não apresentaram homogeneidade nos setores observados, mas denotaram significância estatística.

  9. Reducción de la demanda térmica originada en la vinificación en bodegas localizadas en zona de clima árido, mediante modelado térmico semi-empírico

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    Alba Ramos Sanz

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de tres muestras de bodegas elaboradoras, de San Juan, Argentina, revela que la demanda energética (DE en la vinificación se vincula a los procesos térmicos que se desenvuelven en el interior de las envolventes de vinificación (EV. Estos procesos determinan la calidad del vino y se extienden desde la fermentación hasta la conservación del mismo, durante los cuales el producto requiere cierta rigurosidad térmica, a la que se refiere análogamente en este trabajo como confort del vino. Para determinar la incidencia del clima árido en las condiciones de confort del vino y en la consecuente DE en acondicionamiento térmico, se diseña una planilla de modelización semi-empírica. Mediante este instrumento se experimentan los procesos térmicos de fermentación y conservación del vino en períodos cálidos (fermentación y conservación y fríos (conservación. Los resultados de la modelización confirman que un incremento de la inercia térmica de las EV promueve la disminución de la carga térmica (QT, la cual repercute sobre la DE en la bodega.

  10. Saúde, nutrição e classes sociais: o nexo empírico evidenciado em um grande centro urbano, Brasil Health, nutrition and social class: the empirical link demonstrated

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    Carlos Augusto Monteiro

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    Full Text Available Embora freqüentemente assumida como verdadeira, a relação entre classe social e estado de saúde e nutrição raramente tem sido estudada no plano empírico. Adotando-se proposta classificatória que permite a identificação operacional do conceito de classe social em sociedades de organização complexa, procurou-se estabelecer e comparar o estado de saúde e nutrição de uma amostra das crianças da cidade de São Paulo pertencentes a distintas classes sociais. A partir da observação da distribuição do índice altura/idade, evidenciou-se crescimento normal - e portanto condições ótimas de saúde e nutrição - apenas entre as crianças pertencentes à burguesia e à pequena burguesia, as quais correspondem a cerca de 30% da população. Diferenças significantes (p The relationship between social class and nutritional status, although frequently presumed true, has scarcely ever been studied empirically. The health and nutritional status of a sample of children from different social classes in the city of S. Paulo (Brazil are studied by means of an on operational classification of social class. Through the analysis of the height for age distribution normal growth - and, therefore, favourable health status - eas found only among the burgeoisie and the small-burgeoisie, these two classes together constituting about 30% of the total population. Significant divergences from an expected anthropometric standard were found among all the segments of the working-class population. Differences in income and schooling among the classes corroborate the empirical link found between social class and health and nutritional status.

  11. Adquisición de competencias a través de juegos serios en el área contable: un análisis empírico

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    María Sol Calabor

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available El actual sistema de educación superior se basa en un aprendizaje activo por parte del estudiante enfocado al desarrollo de competencias genéricas y específicas. En este contexto muchos autores defienden el uso de simulaciones que favorezcan dicho aprendizaje y, los denominados «juegos serios» (serious games [SG] se adaptan a este reto. Sin embargo, el empuje que cabría esperar por el desarrollo de las nuevas tecnologías y de la llegada de los denominados «nativos digitales» a las aulas no es coherente ni con su grado de implantación ni con la escasa investigación desarrollada sobre la efectividad de su uso. Los objetivos de este estudio son describir una experiencia docente de implantación de un SG en el ámbito universitario de una materia de contabilidad de gestión y evaluar la adquisición de competencias tanto genéricas como específicas previamente definidas como objetivo de dicha materia, mediante el análisis de la percepción de los estudiantes. Se utilizan dos cuestionaros pre- y postactividad, y se concluye que, a priori, no parecen existir barreras ni tecnológicas ni demográficas para su utilización. Adicionalmente, los estudiantes perciben que el SG contribuye significativamente a la adquisición de las competencias. Observamos también de manera directa que se fomenta el trabajo en equipo. Este trabajo contribuye a la escasa investigación empírica sobre el uso y la potencialidad de los SG como instrumentos efectivos de aprendizaje, concretamente en el ámbito de la enseñanza universitaria en el área de gestión.

  12. Exportações brasileiras de suco de laranja e subsídios americanos: uma análise empírica de estratégias comerciais (1991-2006

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    Cássia Kely Favoretto Costa

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O Brasil e os Estados Unidos são considerados os principais participantes no mercado mundial do suco de laranja. Os subsídios americanos afetam as exportações brasileiras de suco de laranja concentrado e congelado (SLCC e a participação do País no mercado mundial de tal produto; neste sentido, objetiva-se analisar a influência dos subsídios agrícolas americanos sobre as exportações do SLCC, no período entre 1991 e 2006. O modelo teórico parase estudar o comércio internacional foi proposto por Brander e Spencer (1985; Brander (1995 e Spencer e Brander (2007, com enfoque de competição imperfeita incorporando a intervenção governamental. Na abordagem empírica, realizou-se uma junção de modelos de séries temporais e de teoria dos jogos, como instrumentos para avaliar o efeito dos subsídios sobre as exportações do suco de laranja. Concluiu-se que a proteção americana prejudicou a capacidade exportadora do Brasil no período examinado. Como conclusão, reforça-se a participação ativa do Brasil na defesa da liberalização do comércio agrícola, para o seu acesso ao setor protegido e também para a conquista de novos parceiros comerciais.

  13. Valor da Marca: Teste Empírico da Importância das Dimensões Formadoras do Valor da Marca na Perspectiva do Consumidor no Contexto Brasileiro

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    Luiz Sergio Costa

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo investigou a importância das dimensões formadoras do valor da marca na perspectiva do consumidor no contexto brasileiro, mediante o teste empírico do modelo proposto por Yoo e Donthu (2001. Outros autores validaram a multidimensionalidade do conceito de valor da marca na perspectiva do consumidor (Myers, 2003; Villarejo-Ramos e Sánchez-Franco, 2005; Vargas e Luce, 2006. Todavia, estes estudos divergiram quanto ao número de dimensões e suas respectivas importâncias, evidenciando um hiato na literatura. Para responder as perguntas deste estudo, foi realizada uma survey com 636 consumidores. Os dados coletados foram submetidos à técnica estatística de análise fatorial confirmatória (CFA e modelagem de equações estruturais (SEM. Os resultados do estudo sugerem a validade parcial do modelo de Yoo e Donthu (2001. A importância das dimensões lealdade e qualidade percebida na formação do valor da marca na perspectiva do consumidor foram suportadas empiricamente. Entretanto, a inexistência de relação significativa entre consciência / associações e valor geral da marca sugere a necessidade de mais estudos, seja para validar essa relação, seja para propor novas escalas para mensurar o construto de consciência / associações à marca. DOI: 10.5585/remark.v11i2.2357

  14. O imigrante e seus irmãos: as pesquisas empíricas de Florestan Fernandes e Gino Germani The immigrant and his brothers: the empirical researches of Florestan Fernandes and Gino Germani

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    Antonio Brasil Jr.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available No trabalho, destaco, em perspectiva comparada, algumas formulações de Florestan Fernandes e de Gino Germani, protagonistas da renovação da sociologia nas universidades de São Paulo e de Buenos Aires, respectivamente. Através de pesquisas empíricas, os dois procuraram investigar em que sentido a modernização afetava diferencialmente os grupos sociais, repondo padrões seculares de desigualdade. Fernandes e Germani viram, ainda, no "imigrante de ultramar", o portador por excelência das mudanças em curso, porquanto teria logrado se inserir, tanto em São Paulo quanto em Buenos Aires, nas posições mais dinâmicas da ordem capitalista em expansão, apesar de seu baixo impacto na democratização do sistema de dominação nos dois contextos.In the paper, I compare some arguments about the social change developed by Florestan Fernandes and Gino Germani, protagonists of the renewal of sociology at the universities of Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, respectively. Through empirical research, both sought to investigate how the modernization process differentially affected social groups, restoring durable patterns of inequality. Fernandes and Germani considered, moreover, the "immigrant" the main agent of the social changes underway, due to his successful insertion, in Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, in the most dynamic positions of the capitalist order in expansion, despite his low impact on the democratization of the system of domination in both contexts.

  15. Motivações determinantes para a recompra de ações: um estudo empírico no mercado de ações brasileiro no período de 1995 a 2008.

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    Sandro de Freitas Nascimento

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar as motivações determinantes para a recompra de ações no mercado de ações brasileiro, no período de 1995 a 2008. As variáveis explicativas, utilizadas nos testes estatísticos, foram fundamentadas em estudos anteriores (DURAND, 1952; JENSEN; MECKLING, 1976; SPENCE, 1973. Esta é uma pesquisa positivista, realizada por meio da coleta de dados da Economática. Os testes empíricos foram efetuados por meio de regressão múltipla de dados em Pooled, com ajuda dos métodos LS (Least Squares e Tobit. O Pooled e o Tobit foram aplicados para verificar a robustez estatística dos resultados. O estudo foi desenvolvido com base nas teorias de ajuste da estrutura do capital, de agência, de substituição de dividendos e de sinalização. Foram testadas as seguintes motivações: ajuste da estrutura do capital, redução do fluxo de caixa disponível, substituição do pagamento de dividendos e subavaliação do valor da empresa. Os resultados encontrados em relação à recompra de ações indicam que a motivação que se mostrou estatisticamente significante foi a redução do fluxo de caixa disponível. Isso conduz à afirmação de que, com base na teoria de agência, empresas com disponibilidade de caixa podem recomprar ações na intenção de minimizar o conflito existente entre o principal e o agente.

  16. EMP Design Guidelines for Naval Ship Systems

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  17. DNA EMP AWARENESS COURSE NOTES. THIRD EDITION

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    1977-10-01

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  18. Supplemental Grounding of Extended EMP Collectors.

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    G52AAXEX40602 H2590D as Contract DNA 001-80-C-0294. The program was monitored by Major Blair Williams, RAEE . The work described in this report was...ATTN: RAEE ATTN: DPOPM-COM-W-D ATTN RAAE ATTN: NATA Deputy Chief of Staff for Rsch Dev & Acq 4 cy ATTN: TITL ATTN: DAMA-CSS-N Defense Tech Info Ctr

  19. El Controller ante la Nueva Era de la Información, de Gestión en la Empresa. Contrastes Empíricos en el Sector Español del Automóvil

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    Javier Gimeno Zuera

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es fundamentar la necesidad de que el Controller realice funciones similares a las de Dirección, centradas en el ámbito de la información, ejerciendo de nexo de unión entre los diferentes niveles de responsabilidad encargados de la toma de decisiones. A lo largo del mismo, se contrastan las propuestas teóricas con la realización de un estudio empírico que, dentro del sector de empresas productoras de automóviles, se ha llevado a cabo utilizando la metodología del caso a través de la práctica de entrevistas a los cargos directivos que realizan funciones similares a las del Controller. Asimismo, queda suficientemente acreditada la importancia del Controller como coordinador de las nuevas tecnologías de la información. También se confirma la importancia de que quien ejerza estas funciones posea formación académica en economía, empresa y contabilidad y suficiente experiencia en la empresa. Por otra parte, se ha corroborado que una tarea básica desempeñada por los mismos es siempre la coordinación presupuestaria. The aim of this work is to establish the need for the Controller to carry out functions similar to those of Management, ,focusing on the area of information, exercising link a role between the different levels of responsibility in the decision-making process. We test our theoretical proposals 011. the basis of an empirical study of companies operating in the automobile manufacturing sector, using the case methodology by way of interviews with members of management who exercise functions similar to those of the Controller. Likewise, we find sufficient confirmation of the importance of the Controller as coordinator of the new information technologies and, similarly, that the person who exercises these functions must have academic training in economics, business studies and accounting and have sufficient practical experience in that particular firm. Furthermore, it is corroborated that one of the

  20. Retribución y composición del Consejo de Administración : evidencia empírica para las empresas cotizadas españolas

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    Elena Merino Madrid

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo principal analizar las características de las empresas españolas cotizadas en el Mercado Continuo durante el ejercicio 2007, excluyendo las empresas financieras, en relación a la retribución, composición y estructura del Consejo de Administración, a fin de observar si éstas reúnen ciertas condiciones que inhiban o aviven los problemas de agencia entre accionistas y directivos. Para ello, en primer lugar, se ofrece una revisión de la literatura previa que versa sobre el conflicto de intereses entre propietarios y directivos en relación a la compensación y composición de los órganos de administración; en segundo lugar, se describe la metodología utilizada para el desarrollo del análisis empírico y se presentan los resultados del mismo; y, por último, se exponen las principales conclusiones.De tos resultado obtenidos se deduce que algunas de los aspectos de las empresas cotizadas españolas pueden redundar en la aparición de problemas de agencia entre directivos y accionistas, entre ellos: la dimensión y estructura de los sistemas retributivos, la falta de transparencia informativa al respecto de las retribuciones individuales de consejeros y la acumulación de poderes del presidente del Consejo de Administración y el primer ejecutivo.This paper mainly aims at analysing the characteristics of Spanish companies listed in the Stock Exchange during the year 2007, financial companies excluded, in relation to the remuneration, composition and structure of the Board of Directors, in order to see if the companies meet certain conditions that inhibit or intensify the agency problems among shareholders and managers. In order to do this, firstly, we provide a review of the literature which deals with the conflict of interests among owners and managers in relation to the composition and compensation of the administrative staff; secondly, we describe the methodology used to develop the empirical analysis

  1. O orçamento público brasileiro e a perspectiva emancipatória: existem evidências empíricas que sustentam esta aproximação?

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    Welles Matias de Abreu

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available A finalidade do presente trabalho é analisar as características do processo orçamentário brasileiro diante da perspectiva do planejamento emancipatório. Para tanto, são utilizadas as teorias sobre formulação estratégica, orçamento público, planejamento emancipatório e desenvolvimentismo. A metodologia utilizada para o estudo do caso em questão é do tipo qualitativo descritivo, com características ontológicas construtivistas e epistemológicas interpretacionistas. Os dados são coletados por meio de pesquisas bibliográficas e documentais, além da realização de entrevistas abertas. Os dados oriundos das entrevistas estão agrupados em categorias para análises de conteúdo e realização de triangulações com os dados provenientes das pesquisas bibliográficas e documentais. São apresentados os resultados das análises com relação às características do orçamento brasileiro, discriminando suas evidências e oportunidades, sob a perspectiva emancipatória. Assim, mesmo com a conclusão de que o orçamento público brasileiro não poderia ser considerado emancipatório, pode-se identificar a existência de diversas características emancipatórias, bem como várias oportunidades que podem ser desenvolvidas no orçamento brasileiro. Por fim, registra-se que esta pesquisa contribui com a produção de conhecimento na área da teoria do planejamento, uma vez que apresenta evidências empíricas da teoria do planejamento emancipatório no processo orçamentário brasileiro, sendo uma iniciativa pioneira no Brasil de estudo sobre emancipação orçamentária.

  2. Gestão de risco e os impactos da instrução normativa CVM nº 550: análise empírica Risk management and the effects of CVM instruction 550: empirical analysis

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    Leonardo Andrade de Almeida Burlá

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho analisa o efeito da instrução normativa CVM 550 sobre a utilização de derivativos e, consequentemente, a gestão de risco das companhias abertas brasileiras. A resolução exige que as empresas apurem por meio do valor de mercado os instrumentos derivativos em suas demonstrações financeiras trimestrais. No entanto, a deliberação não prevê tratamento contábil para tais tipos de instrumentos. Assim, é suposto que o efeito da norma deve afetar dois grupos de usuários de derivativos: os hedgers (EH e os especuladores (IS. Os resultados empíricos mostram que o risco incorrido pelas empresas se refere, basicamente, à taxa de juros e câmbio. Após a adoção da norma, foram encontradas evidências estatísticas que apontam uma diminuição do uso de derivativos para ambos os grupos. As evidências sugerem que a resolução 550 tem incentivado as empresas a contratarem derivativos com mais prudência, o que indica uma mudança na política de gestão de risco. Para o estudo em questão foi utilizada uma amostra de 107 empresas brasileiras pertencentes aos 10 grandes setores econômicos do ICB, em uma janela de dados de 10 anos (1999 a 2009.The present study examines the effect of CVM normative instruction 550 on the use of derivatives and, consequently, on the risk management of Brazilian companies. The instruction requires companies to disclose the fair value of derivative instruments in their quarterly financial statements. However, this resolution does not establish on the accounting treatment for these types of instruments. Thus, it is supposed that the rule should affect both groups of derivatives users, hedgers (EH and speculators (IS. The empirical results show that the risk the companies incur basically refers to the interest rate and exchange rate. After the adoption of the instruction, statistical evidence was found that shows a decrease in derivative use for both groups. The evidence suggests that instruction 550

  3. Orientación empática de los estudiantes de dos escuelas de kinesiología de Chile Empathetic orientation of the physical therapist's students from two schools of Chile

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    A.M. Rojas-Serey

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Conocer la orientación empática de los alumnos de la carrera de kinesiología de dos escuelas de la región metropolitana. Sujetos y métodos. Este trabajo corresponde a una investigación analítica de corte transversal realizada entre los meses de marzo y noviembre del año 2006. Participaron 274 alumnos de un universo de 351 correspondientes a los niveles I, III y V de la carrera de kinesiología de la Universidad de Chile y la Universidad Mayor. Se aplicó la escala de empatía médica de Jefferson (EEMJ. Para el análisis de los datos, se utilizó la prueba U no paramétrica de Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney y la prueba no paramétrica de Kruskal-Wallis. Resultados. Se obtuvieron mayores puntuaciones en la EEMJ con significación estadística en el tercer y quinto nivel de la carrera con relación al primero (p Aim. To know the empathetic orientation of the physical therapist's students in two schools of the metropolitan region. Subjects and methods. This work is an analytical cross-sectional research, carried out between the months on March and November, 2006. 274 out of 351 students participated, who belonged to the levels I, III and V of the Universidad de Chile and Universidad Mayor Physical Therapy Programs. The Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE was applied. For data analysis, the non-parametrical Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test and the non-parametrical Kruskal-Wallis test were used. Results. Higher scores in the JSPE with statistical significance were obtained in the third and fifth level of the program compared with the first one (p < 0.05. No significant differences were found in the scores related to gender. Conclusions. There exists higher scores obtained in the JSPE in students who are in more advanced levels of the Physical Therapy Program, being this difference significant in both universities. The scores obtained in the JSPE do not have statistical significance in relation to the variable gender in both universities.

  4. Aceptabilidad del tratamiento "empírico" de la infección urinaria aguda en el niño Acceptability of the "empirical" treatment of acute urinary infection in children

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    Sandalio Durán Álvarez

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Las guías propuestas por grupos internacionales enfatizan en la importancia del diagnóstico de la infección del tracto urinario en la atención primaria de salud, para poder iniciar un tratamiento precoz con antibióticos en los casos de mayor riesgo. El médico de atención primaria en ocasiones realiza su trabajo lejos de los laboratorios de microbiología y no puede realizar el urocultivo con la rapidez necesaria para un tratamiento adecuado. Este médico necesita disponer de pruebas diagnósticas rápidas que le ayuden a tomar la decisión médica más adecuada, aunque ninguna combinación de ellas puede sustituir al urocultivo. En esta propuesta se analizan las situaciones en las que el médico debe esperar el resultado del estudio bacteriológico y en las que puede iniciar un tratamiento «empírico» después de tomar la muestra para el urocultivo, si este puede realizarse. En los casos excepcionales de imposibilidad de realizar el estudio bacteriológico, el médico tiene que actuar utilizando los llamados métodos de «diagnóstico rápido».The guidances proposed for international groups emphasize the significance of diagnosis of the urinary tract infection in primary health care to start an early antibiotics treatment in cases of a major risk. The primary care physician sometimes works far from the microbiology laboratories and can not to carry out a fast uroculture for an appropriate treatment. This physician needs to have available fast diagnostic tests helping him to make a more suitable medical decision, although any combination of them may to replace the uroculture. In present proposal are analyzed those situations where the physician must to await for bacteriological study results to start the "empirical" treatment after the sample take for uroculture if it may to be carry out. In exceptional cases of impossibility to conduct the bacteriological study, the physician must to act using the so called "fast diagnosis" methods.

  5. LOADING SIMULATION PROGRAM C

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    LSPC is the Loading Simulation Program in C++, a watershed modeling system that includes streamlined Hydrologic Simulation Program Fortran (HSPF) algorithms for simulating hydrology, sediment, and general water quality

  6. Manned Flight Simulator (MFS)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Aircraft Simulation Division, home to the Manned Flight Simulator (MFS), provides real-time, high fidelity, hardware-in-the-loop flight simulation capabilities...

  7. Advanced Simulation Center

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Advanced Simulation Center consists of 10 individual facilities which provide missile and submunition hardware-in-the-loop simulation capabilities. The following...

  8. O orçamento público brasileiro e a perspectiva emancipatória: existem evidências empíricas que sustentam esta aproximação? El presupuesto público brasileño y la perspectiva emancipadora: hay prueba empírica que apoya este enfoque? The Brazilian public budget and the emancipatory perspective: is there any empirical evidence supporting this approach?

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    Welles Matias de Abreu

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available A finalidade do presente trabalho é analisar as características do processo orçamentário brasileiro diante da perspectiva do planejamento emancipatório. Para tanto, são utilizadas as teorias sobre formulação estratégica, orçamento público, planejamento emancipatório e desenvolvimentismo. A metodologia utilizada para o estudo do caso em questão é do tipo qualitativo descritivo, com características ontológicas construtivistas e epistemológicas interpretacionistas. Os dados são coletados por meio de pesquisas bibliográficas e documentais, além da realização de entrevistas abertas. Os dados oriundos das entrevistas estão agrupados em categorias para análises de conteúdo e realização de triangulações com os dados provenientes das pesquisas bibliográficas e documentais. São apresentados os resultados das análises com relação às características do orçamento brasileiro, discriminando suas evidências e oportunidades, sob a perspectiva emancipatória. Assim, mesmo com a conclusão de que o orçamento público brasileiro não poderia ser considerado emancipatório, pode-se identificar a existência de diversas características emancipatórias, bem como várias oportunidades que podem ser desenvolvidas no orçamento brasileiro. Por fim, registra-se que esta pesquisa contribui com a produção de conhecimento na área da teoria do planejamento, uma vez que apresenta evidências empíricas da teoria do planejamento emancipatório no processo orçamentário brasileiro, sendo uma iniciativa pioneira no Brasil de estudo sobre emancipação orçamentária.El propósito de este trabajo es analizar las características Del proceso presupuestario brasileño ante la perspectiva de la planificación de la emancipación. Para tanto, se utilizan teorías sobre la formulación de estrategias, presupuesto público, la planificación y el desarrollismo emancipador. La metodología utilizada para el estudio del caso en cuestión es del

  9. Contribution to the development of numerical tools for the hardening of electronic devices to the neutronic and electromagnetic environment induced by a high power gain shot; Contribution a la mise en oeuvre de moyens de simulation numerique pour l'etude de la vulnerabilite des systemes electriques soumis a l'environnement radiatif et electromagnetique du Laser Megajoule

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    Gazave, J

    2007-12-15

    When fusion ignition will be attained inside the target chambers of high energy laser facilities (LMJ-France and NIF-Usa), a harsh environment, composed of nuclear particles and an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) will be induced. All electronic devices located in the vicinity will be sensitive to this environment. In the first part of this work, a simulation method has been developed to evaluate transient currents that will be induced in coaxial cables. The relevance of this model is then discussed thanks to comparisons with experimental results. In a second part, the possibility to simulate the propagation of the EMP, inside and outside such a big structure as a target chamber, using the finite difference in time and domain (FDTD) method is evaluated. The use of a classic FDTD method is impossible for this kind of simulation because of the huge computer resources needed. It is the reason why a 3-dimensional space-time sub-grid method for FDTD has been developed and some massively parallel FDTD calculations have also been performed. (author)

  10. Contribution to the development of numerical tools for the hardening of electronic devices to the neutronic and electromagnetic environment induced by a high power gain shot; Contribution a la mise en oeuvre de moyens de simulation numerique pour l'etude de la vulnerabilite des systemes electriques soumis a l'environnement radiatif et electromagnetique du Laser Megajoule

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    Gazave, J

    2007-12-15

    When fusion ignition will be attained inside the target chambers of high energy laser facilities (LMJ-France and NIF-Usa), a harsh environment, composed of nuclear particles and an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) will be induced. All electronic devices located in the vicinity will be sensitive to this environment. In the first part of this work, a simulation method has been developed to evaluate transient currents that will be induced in coaxial cables. The relevance of this model is then discussed thanks to comparisons with experimental results. In a second part, the possibility to simulate the propagation of the EMP, inside and outside such a big structure as a target chamber, using the finite difference in time and domain (FDTD) method is evaluated. The use of a classic FDTD method is impossible for this kind of simulation because of the huge computer resources needed. It is the reason why a 3-dimensional space-time sub-grid method for FDTD has been developed and some massively parallel FDTD calculations have also been performed. (author)

  11. COCOA: Simulating Observations of Star Cluster Simulations

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    Askar, Abbas; Giersz, Mirek; Pych, Wojciech; Dalessandro, Emanuele

    2017-03-01

    COCOA (Cluster simulatiOn Comparison with ObservAtions) creates idealized mock photometric observations using results from numerical simulations of star cluster evolution. COCOA is able to present the output of realistic numerical simulations of star clusters carried out using Monte Carlo or N-body codes in a way that is useful for direct comparison with photometric observations. The code can simulate optical observations from simulation snapshots in which positions and magnitudes of objects are known. The parameters for simulating the observations can be adjusted to mimic telescopes of various sizes. COCOA also has a photometry pipeline that can use standalone versions of DAOPHOT (ascl:1104.011) and ALLSTAR to produce photometric catalogs for all observed stars.

  12. Parallel discrete event simulation

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    Overeinder, B.J.; Hertzberger, L.O.; Sloot, P.M.A.; Withagen, W.J.

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    In simulating applications for execution on specific computing systems, the simulation performance figures must be known in a short period of time. One basic approach to the problem of reducing the required simulation time is the exploitation of parallelism. However, in parallelizing the simulation

  13. Combine Harvester Simulator

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    Vilmann, Ole; Sørlie, James Arnold

    1999-01-01

    A simulator for training pilots in the operation of a modern high-tech combine harvester is presented. The new simulator application is based on DMI´s well-known DMS maritime simulator architecture. Two major challenges have been encountered in the development of the simulator: 1) interfacing the...

  14. Business process simulation

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    Aalst, van der W.M.P.; Nakatumba, J.; Rozinat, A.; Russell, N.C.; Brocke, vom J.; Rosemann, M.

    2010-01-01

    Although simulation is typically considered as relevant and highly applicable, in reality the use of simulation is limited. Many organizations have tried to use simulation to analyze their business processes at some stage. However, few are using simulation in a structured and effective manner. This

  15. The ATLAS Simulation Infrastructure

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    Aad, G.; Abdallah, J.; Abdelalim, A.A.; Abdesselam, A.; Abdinov, O.; Abi, B.; Abolins, M.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Acharya, B.S.; Adams, D.L.; Addy, T.N.; Adelman, J.; Adorisio, C.; Adragna, P.; Adye, T.; Aefsky, S.; Aguilar-Saavedra, J.A.; Aharrouche, M.; Ahlen, S.P.; Ahles, F.; Ahmad, A.; Ahmed, H.; Ahsan, M.; Aielli, G.; Akdogan, T.; Akesson, T.P.A.; Akimoto, G.; Akimov, A.V.; Aktas, A.; Alam, M.S.; Alam, M.A.; Albrand, S.; Aleksa, M.; Aleksandrov, I.N.; Alexa, C.; Alexander, G.; Alexandre, G.; Alexopoulos, T.; Alhroob, M.; Aliev, M.; Alimonti, G.; Alison, J.; Aliyev, M.; Allport, P.P.; Allwood-Spiers, S.E.; Almond, J.; Aloisio, A.; Alon, R.; Alonso, A.; Alviggi, M.G.; Amako, K.; Amelung, C.; Amorim, A.; Amoros, G.; Amram, N.; Anastopoulos, C.; Andeen, T.; Anders, C.F.; Anderson, K.J.; Andreazza, A.; Andrei, V.; Anduaga, X.S.; Angerami, A.; Anghinolfi, F.; Anjos, N.; Annovi, A.; Antonaki, A.; Antonelli, M.; Antonelli, S.; Antos, J.; Antunovic, B.; Anulli, F.; Aoun, S.; Arabidze, G.; 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Zhong, J.; Zhou, B.; Zhou, N.; Zhou, Y.; Zhu, C.G.; Zhu, H.; Zhu, Y.; Zhuang, X.; Zhuravlov, V.; Zimmermann, R.; Zimmermann, S.; Zimmermann, S.; Ziolkowski, M.; Zivkovic, L.; Zobernig, G.; Zoccoli, A.; zur Nedden, M.; Zutshi, V.

    2010-01-01

    The simulation software for the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider is being used for large-scale production of events on the LHC Computing Grid. This simulation requires many components, from the generators that simulate particle collisions, through packages simulating the response of the various detectors and triggers. All of these components come together under the ATLAS simulation infrastructure. In this paper, that infrastructure is discussed, including that supporting the detector description, interfacing the event generation, and combining the GEANT4 simulation of the response of the individual detectors. Also described are the tools allowing the software validation, performance testing, and the validation of the simulated output against known physics processes.

  16. Displays and simulators

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    Mohon, N.

    A 'simulator' is defined as a machine which imitates the behavior of a real system in a very precise manner. The major components of a simulator and their interaction are outlined in brief form, taking into account the major components of an aircraft flight simulator. Particular attention is given to the visual display portion of the simulator, the basic components of the display, their interactions, and their characteristics. Real image displays are considered along with virtual image displays, and image generators. Attention is given to an advanced simulator for pilot training, a holographic pancake window, a scan laser image generator, the construction of an infrared target simulator, and the Apollo Command Module Simulator.

  17. Power station simulators

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    Zanobetti

    1989-01-01

    The number and the variety of simulators have gown to such an extent that it has become necessary to classify the numerous types now available. Simulators are of paramount importance for the design of nuclear power plants, for optimizing their efficiency and for the training of their operators: factors that contribute to their overall security. This book contains chapters on the following subjects: the development of power plant simulators, the components and classification of simulators, simulator technology, simulator performance and problems in simulator training

  18. Hacia una teoría sobre el rendimiento académico en enseñanza primaria a partir de la investigación empírica: datos preliminares

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La investigación educativa sobre el rendimiento académico ha formado parte de una constante de indagación y conocimiento sobre el tema durante los últimos treinta años en nuestro país. Sin embargo, el gran volumen de trabajo acumulado no parece haber contribuido suficientemente a la creación de una teoría consistente sobre el rendimiento académico, y, mucho menos, haber seguido la estela de exigencia que comporta la creación de teorías científicas sobre la cuestión. Se produce la constatación de gran cantidad de tendencias, pero no se establecen conocimientos de mayor alcance dadas las limitaciones de los diseños metodológicos bajo los que se han llevado a cabo la mayoría de las investigaciones. Ante esta situación, proponemos la consecución de las denominadas teorías de alcance intermedio con el fin de desarrollar un esquema conceptual progresivo más general que promueva la consolidación de grupos de teorías especiales, de las cuales derivar hipótesis que se puedan investigar empíricamente con mayor profundidad.ABSTRACT: Educational research into academic performance has formed part of a constant subject of study in the last thirty years in Spain. However, the large volume of work that has been accumulated does not seem to have contributed sufficiently to the creation of a coherent theory of academic performance, and much less to have followed the path demanded of scientific theories on the matter. A large amount of trends are confirmed, but knowledge of a broader scope has not been established given the limitations of the methodological designs under which most of the research has been carried out. Faced with this situation, we propose to attain so-called middle range theories in order to develop a more general progressive conceptual scheme to promote the consolidation of groups of special theories from which to derive hypotheses that can be investigated empirically in greater depth.SOMMAIRE: Depuis les ann

  19. Empirical models to predict soil nitrogen mineralization Modelos empíricos para a predição da mineralização do nitrogênio do solo

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    Flávio Anastácio de Oliveira Camargo

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Empirical models are mathematical equations that can be fitted to experimental results. The use of these models aims to evaluate or predict observed phenomena or experimental data with the objective of helping the development of adequate soil management practices. Based on these considerations, eight mathematical models described in the literature are compared in the present work, using as experimental data the mineral N accumulated during 32 weeks of incubation in Southern Brazilian soils. To obtain mineralization values experimentally, an incubation-washing procedure with 0.01mol L-1 CaCl2 was used. Mineral N was determined at the beginning of the incubation and in the 2nd, 4th, 8th, 16th and 32nd weeks. Among the models, the best fit was obtained with the simple exponential model to describe the mineralization of organic N in the soils. The double exponential models showed quite good fit, but may be superparametrized. In addition, the hypothesis on which these models are based, i.e., the presence of two forms of organic N susceptible to mineralization, cannot be sustained in this study.Modelos empíricos são equações matemáticas que podem ser ajustadas a resultados experimentais. Esses modelos podem ser utilizados para avaliar ou predizer fenômenos observados ou dados experimentais e auxiliar no desenvolvimento de práticas adequadas de manejo do solo. Desse modo, o presente trabalho teve por objetivo comparar oito modelos matemáticos descritos na literatura, utilizando como dados experimentais o N mineralizado de dez solos do Rio Grande do Sul, acumulado durante 32 semanas de incubação. O N mineralizado foi obtido experimentalmente em um experimento de incubação, seguido de lixiviação com CaCl2 0,01mol L-1. O N mineral foi determinado no começo do período de incubação e ao final da 2ª, 4ª, 8ª, 16ª e 32ª semanas. Entre os modelos testados, o melhor ajuste do N mineralizado foi obtido com os modelos exponenciais simples

  20. O endosso por celebridade e a gestão da imagem da marca: evidências empíricas a partir do estudo da marca Ipanema Gisele Bündchen

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    Giancarlo Dal Bó

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Um conceito fundamental para a compreensão do papel desempenhado pelas marcas nas sociedades é o de posicionamento. De acordo com Ries e Trout (1986, o enfoque essencial do posicionamento não está em criar algo novo ou diferente, e sim em reconhecer o que está dentro da mente dos consumidores e posicionar o produto valendo-se das conexões existentes. Uma abordagem que tem despertado interesse é o paradigma do arquétipo, que postula a exist��ncia do inconsciente coletivo, uma estrutura da psiqué que conteria as "imagens coletivas" comuns ao gênero humano que representam uma tendência inata para perceber a realidade de uma determinada forma. Neste sentido, pesquisadores propõem que a utilização de celebridades endossantes é uma forma poderosa de transferir significados simbólicos para as marcas. Assim sendo, este estudo integra os conceitos da Teoria dos Arquétipos de Jung e de posicionamento de marca, tendo como objetivo compreender como uma empresa realiza o processo de transferência do significado simbólico proveniente de uma celebridade endossante para a imagem de uma marca, dotando-as dos elementos arquetípicos que possibilitem a conexão entre a imagem da marca e as inclinações psicológicas dos consumidores, resultando em um posicionamento de marca efetivo. Para tanto, foi desenvolvida uma pesquisa exploratória relacionada às estratégias de posicionamento adotadas para a marca Ipanema Gisele Bündchen, por meio da qual foi possível compreender de que forma ocorre a transferência do significado simbólico de uma celebridade para a imagem da marca, resultando em considerações teóricas e empíricas capazes de oferecer suporte aos processos estratégicos e gerenciais de posicionamento de marca.A key concept for understanding the role of brands in societies is the positioning. According to Ries and Trout (1986, the focus of the position is not essential in creating something new or different, but to recognize

  1. Podemos prever a taxa de cambio brasileira? Evidência empírica utilizando inteligência computacional e modelos econométricos Can we forecast Brazilian exchange rates? Empirical evidences using computational intelligence and econometric models

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    Leandro dos Santos Coelho

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available As abordagens de inteligência computacional, tais como sistemas nebulosos e redes neurais artificiais, têm-se gradualmente estabelecido como ferramentas robustas para a tarefa de aproximação de sistemas não-lineares complexos e previsão de séries temporais. Em aplicações envolvendo a área de Finanças, evidências empíricas anteriores indicam que modelos de inteligência computacional são mais precisos, dada sua maior capacidade em capturar não-linearidades e outros fatos estilizados presentes em séries financeiras. Nesse sentido, este artigo investiga a hipótese de que os modelos matemáticos de redes neurais perceptron multicamadas, redes neurais função de base radial e o sistema nebuloso Takagi-Sugeno (TAKAGI; SUGENO, 1985 são capazes de fornecer uma previsão fora-da-amostra mais acurada que os modelos auto-regressivos de médias móveis (ARMA e auto-regressivo de médias móveis supondo heterocedasticidade condicional auto-regressiva (ARMA-GARCH. O desempenho de previsão um-passo-à-frente dos modelos foi comparado utilizando-se séries de retorno da taxa de câmbio real/dólar (R$/US$ com freqüências de 15 minutos, 60 minutos, 120 minutos, diária e semanal. Resultados indicam que o desempenho dos modelos está diretamente relacionado à freqüência observada das séries. Além disso, os modelos de redes neurais obtiveram um desempenho superior em relação aos demais modelos considerados. A avaliação da estratégia de negociação estabelecida com base nas previsões geradas pelos modelos indicou que estratégias baseadas em modelos de redes neurais forneceram retornos superiores em relação àquelas baseadas em modelos ARMA e ARMA-GARCH e também em relação à estratégia buy-and-hold.Computational intelligence approaches, such as artificial neural networks and fuzzy systems, have become popular tools in approximating complicated nonlinear systems and time series forecasting. In Finance applications, there is

  2. Scientific computer simulation review

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    Kaizer, Joshua S.; Heller, A. Kevin; Oberkampf, William L.

    2015-01-01

    Before the results of a scientific computer simulation are used for any purpose, it should be determined if those results can be trusted. Answering that question of trust is the domain of scientific computer simulation review. There is limited literature that focuses on simulation review, and most is specific to the review of a particular type of simulation. This work is intended to provide a foundation for a common understanding of simulation review. This is accomplished through three contributions. First, scientific computer simulation review is formally defined. This definition identifies the scope of simulation review and provides the boundaries of the review process. Second, maturity assessment theory is developed. This development clarifies the concepts of maturity criteria, maturity assessment sets, and maturity assessment frameworks, which are essential for performing simulation review. Finally, simulation review is described as the application of a maturity assessment framework. This is illustrated through evaluating a simulation review performed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In making these contributions, this work provides a means for a more objective assessment of a simulation’s trustworthiness and takes the next step in establishing scientific computer simulation review as its own field. - Highlights: • We define scientific computer simulation review. • We develop maturity assessment theory. • We formally define a maturity assessment framework. • We describe simulation review as the application of a maturity framework. • We provide an example of a simulation review using a maturity framework

  3. Safety by simulation; Sicherheit durch Simulation

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    Hoffmann, Eberhard [KSG Kraftwerks-Simulator-Gesellschaft mbH, Essen (Germany); GfS Gesellschaft fuer Simulatorschulung mbH, Essen (Germany)

    2009-06-15

    Simulator training is a key component in achieving and preserving on the long term the necessary expertise of plant personnel also required by the authorities. In this way, it makes an important contribution to the safe operation of nuclear power plants. Simulators are a component in the training of operating personnel of nuclear power plants which allows nuclear power plant operators to be prepared in a focused and practice-oriented way for their activity in everyday plant operation and for possible accident simulation. The simulator center is supported by 5 nuclear power plant operators: the German E.ON Kernkraft GmbH, RWE Power AG, EnBW Kraftwerke AG, and Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy GmbH companies as well as the Netherlands N.V. Electriciteits-Produktiemaatschappij Zuid-Nederland. They established a joint enterprise in Essen which performs in one central place the duty of simulator training incumbent upon all nuclear power plants. (orig.)

  4. Long-period Ground Motion Simulation in the Osaka Basin during the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake

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    Iwata, T.; Kubo, H.; Asano, K.; Sato, K.; Aoi, S.

    2014-12-01

    Large amplitude long-period ground motions (1-10s) with long duration were observed in the Osaka sedimentary basin during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake (Mw9.0) and its aftershock (Ibaraki-Oki, Mw7.7), which is about 600 km away from the source regions. Sato et al. (2013) analyzed strong ground motion records from the source region to the Osaka basin and showed the following characteristics. (1) In the period range of 1 to 10s, the amplitude of horizontal components of the ground motion at the site-specific period is amplified in the Osaka basin sites. The predominant period is about 7s in the bay area where the largest pSv were observed. (2) The velocity Fourier amplitude spectra with their predominant period of around 7s are observed at the bedrock sites surrounding the Osaka basin. Those characteristics were observed during both of the mainshock and the largest aftershock. Therefore, large long-period ground motions in the Osaka basin are generated by the combination of propagation-path and basin effects. They simulated ground motions due to the largest aftershock as a simple point source model using three-dimensional FDM (GMS; Aoi and Fujiwara, 1999). They used a three-dimensional velocity structure based on the Japan Integrated Velocity Structure Model (JIVSM, Koketsu et al., 2012), with the minimum effective period of the computation of 3s. Their simulation result reproduced the observation characteristics well and it validates the applicability of the JIVSM for the long period ground motion simulation. In this study, we try to simulate long-period ground motions during the mainshock. The source model we used for the simulation is based on the SMGA model obtained by Asano and Iwata (2012). We succeed to simulate long-period ground motion propagation from Kanto area to the Osaka basin fairly well. The long-period ground motion simulations with the several Osaka basin velocity structure models are done for improving the model applicability. We used strong motion

  5. Simulation Interoperability (Interoperabilite de la simulation)

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    2015-01-01

    dans les environnements de simulation (distribuée) ». Ce guide augmente le DSEEP relativement à l’élaboration des scénarios et propose un contenu et...Recommandations de mise à jour de l’AMSP-01 [AMSP-01] relativement à l’interopérabilité de la simulation et au développement des scénarios...detectable that are not included. • The effect of losses on morale in a constructive simulation system which would impair effectiveness is difficult to

  6. USU Patient Simulation Center

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — he National Capital Area (NCA) Medical Simulation Center is a state-of-the-art training facility located near the main USU campus. It uses simulated patients (i.e.,...

  7. LOADING SIMULATION PROGRAM C

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — LSPC is the Loading Simulation Program in C++, a watershed modeling system that includes streamlined Hydrologic Simulation Program Fortran (HSPF) algorithms for...

  8. Traffic management simulation development.

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    2011-01-03

    Microscopic simulation can provide significant support to traffic management center (TMC) operations. However, traffic simulation applications require data that are expensive and time-consuming to collect. Data collected by TMCs can be used as a prim...

  9. Analogue circuits simulation

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    Mendo, C

    1988-09-01

    Most analogue simulators have evolved from SPICE. The history and description of SPICE-like simulators are given. From a mathematical formulation of the electronic circuit the following analysis are possible: DC, AC, transient, noise, distortion, Worst Case and Statistical.

  10. GPS Satellite Simulation Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The GPS satellite simulation facility consists of a GPS satellite simulator controlled by either a Silicon Graphics Origin 2000 or PC depending upon unit under test...

  11. BISEN: Biochemical simulation environment

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    Vanlier, J.; Wu, F.; Qi, F.; Vinnakota, K.C.; Han, Y.; Dash, R.K.; Yang, F.; Beard, D.A.

    2009-01-01

    The Biochemical Simulation Environment (BISEN) is a suite of tools for generating equations and associated computer programs for simulating biochemical systems in the MATLAB® computing environment. This is the first package that can generate appropriate systems of differential equations for

  12. Ride Motion Simulator (RMS)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The RMS is a simulator designed for crew station and man-in-the-loop experimentation. The simulator immerses users in a synthetic battlefield to experience realistic...

  13. Application of real space Kerker method in simulating gate-all-around nanowire transistors with realistic discrete dopants*

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    Li Chang-Sheng; Ma Lei; Guo Jie-Rong

    2017-01-01

    We adopt a self-consistent real space Kerker method to prevent the divergence from charge sloshing in the simulating transistors with realistic discrete dopants in the source and drain regions. The method achieves efficient convergence by avoiding unrealistic long range charge sloshing but keeping effects from short range charge sloshing. Numerical results show that discrete dopants in the source and drain regions could have a bigger influence on the electrical variability than the usual continuous doping without considering charge sloshing. Few discrete dopants and the narrow geometry create a situation with short range Coulomb screening and oscillations of charge density in real space. The dopants induced quasi-localized defect modes in the source region experience short range oscillations in order to reach the drain end of the device. The charging of the defect modes and the oscillations of the charge density are identified by the simulation of the electron density. (paper)

  14. Airflow Simulation Techniques

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    Nielsen, Peter V.

    The paper describes the development in airflow simulations in rooms . The research is, as other areas of flow research, influenced by the decreasing cost of computation which seems to indicate an increased use of airflow simulation in the coming years.......The paper describes the development in airflow simulations in rooms . The research is, as other areas of flow research, influenced by the decreasing cost of computation which seems to indicate an increased use of airflow simulation in the coming years....

  15. Simulation in Sport Finance

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    Joris, Drayer; Daniel, Rascher

    2010-01-01

    Simulations have long been used in business schools to give students experience making real-world decisions in a relatively low-risk environment. The OAKLAND A’S BASEBALL BUSINESS SIMULATOR takes a traditional business simulation and applies it to the sport industry where sales of tangible products are replaced by sales of an experience provided to fans. The simulator asks students to make decisions about prices for concessions, parking, and merchandise, player payroll expenses, funding for...

  16. Numerical simulation of "an American haboob"

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    Vukovic, A.; Vujadinovic, M.; Pejanovic, G.; Andric, J.; Kumjian, M. R.; Djurdjevic, V.; Dacic, M.; Prasad, A. K.; El-Askary, H. M.; Paris, B. C.; Petkovic, S.; Nickovic, S.; Sprigg, W. A.

    2014-04-01

    A dust storm of fearful proportions hit Phoenix in the early evening hours of 5 July 2011. This storm, an American haboob, was predicted hours in advance because numerical, land-atmosphere modeling, computing power and remote sensing of dust events have improved greatly over the past decade. High-resolution numerical models are required for accurate simulation of the small scales of the haboob process, with high velocity surface winds produced by strong convection and severe downbursts. Dust productive areas in this region consist mainly of agricultural fields, with soil surfaces disturbed by plowing and tracks of land in the high Sonoran Desert laid barren by ongoing draught. Model simulation of the 5 July 2011 dust storm uses the coupled atmospheric-dust model NMME-DREAM (Non-hydrostatic Mesoscale Model on E grid, Janjic et al., 2001; Dust REgional Atmospheric Model, Nickovic et al., 2001; Pérez et al., 2006) with 4 km horizontal resolution. A mask of the potentially dust productive regions is obtained from the land cover and the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). The scope of this paper is validation of the dust model performance, and not use of the model as a tool to investigate mechanisms related to the storm. Results demonstrate the potential technical capacity and availability of the relevant data to build an operational system for dust storm forecasting as a part of a warning system. Model results are compared with radar and other satellite-based images and surface meteorological and PM10 observations. The atmospheric model successfully hindcasted the position of the front in space and time, with about 1 h late arrival in Phoenix. The dust model predicted the rapid uptake of dust and high values of dust concentration in the ensuing storm. South of Phoenix, over the closest source regions (~25 km), the model PM10 surface dust concentration reached ~2500 μg m-3, but

  17. Simulating Supernova Light Curves

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    Even, Wesley Paul; Dolence, Joshua C.

    2016-01-01

    This report discusses supernova light simulations. A brief review of supernovae, basics of supernova light curves, simulation tools used at LANL, and supernova results are included. Further, it happens that many of the same methods used to generate simulated supernova light curves can also be used to model the emission from fireballs generated by explosions in the earth's atmosphere.

  18. Simulation in Sport Finance

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    Drayer, Joris; Rascher, Dan

    2010-01-01

    Simulations have long been used in business schools to give students experience making real-world decisions in a relatively low risk environment. The OAKLAND A'S BASEBALL BUSINESS SIMULATOR takes a traditional business simulation and applies it to the sport industry, in which sales of tangible products are replaced by sales of experiences provided…

  19. Parallel reservoir simulator computations

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    Hemanth-Kumar, K.; Young, L.C.

    1995-01-01

    The adaptation of a reservoir simulator for parallel computations is described. The simulator was originally designed for vector processors. It performs approximately 99% of its calculations in vector/parallel mode and relative to scalar calculations it achieves speedups of 65 and 81 for black oil and EOS simulations, respectively on the CRAY C-90

  20. Simulating Supernova Light Curves

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    Even, Wesley Paul [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Dolence, Joshua C. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-05-05

    This report discusses supernova light simulations. A brief review of supernovae, basics of supernova light curves, simulation tools used at LANL, and supernova results are included. Further, it happens that many of the same methods used to generate simulated supernova light curves can also be used to model the emission from fireballs generated by explosions in the earth’s atmosphere.

  1. Simulators in driver training.

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    2009-01-01

    In 2010, about 150 driving simulators were being used for the basic driver training in the Netherlands. According to theories about how people learn, simulator training has both advantages and disadvantages. In order to be able to learn something from a simulator, its technical quality must be

  2. Simulation and psychology

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    Dieckmann, Peter; Krage, Ralf

    2013-01-01

    Psychology is relevant for improving the use of simulation in anesthesiology, as it allows us to describe, explain and optimize the interactions of learners and instructors as well as the design of simulation scenarios and debriefings. Much psychological expertise is not used for simulation...

  3. Teaching with simulations

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    Rutten, N.P.G.

    2014-01-01

    This dissertation focuses on whole-class science teaching with computer simulations. Computer simulations display dynamic, visual representations of natural phenomena and can make a great contribution to the science classroom. Simulations can be used in multiple ways. Teachers who have an

  4. CAISSON: Interconnect Network Simulator

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    Springer, Paul L.

    2006-01-01

    Cray response to HPCS initiative. Model future petaflop computer interconnect. Parallel discrete event simulation techniques for large scale network simulation. Built on WarpIV engine. Run on laptop and Altix 3000. Can be sized up to 1000 simulated nodes per host node. Good parallel scaling characteristics. Flexible: multiple injectors, arbitration strategies, queue iterators, network topologies.

  5. Today's Business Simulation Industry

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    Summers, Gary J.

    2004-01-01

    New technologies are transforming the business simulation industry. The technologies come from research in computational fields of science, and they endow simulations with new capabilities and qualities. These capabilities and qualities include computerized behavioral simulations, online feedback and coaching, advanced interfaces, learning on…

  6. Discrete-Event Simulation

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    Prateek Sharma

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Simulation can be regarded as the emulation of the behavior of a real-world system over an interval of time. The process of simulation relies upon the generation of the history of a system and then analyzing that history to predict the outcome and improve the working of real systems. Simulations can be of various kinds but the topic of interest here is one of the most important kind of simulation which is Discrete-Event Simulation which models the system as a discrete sequence of ev...

  7. Simulation modeling and arena

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    Rossetti, Manuel D

    2015-01-01

    Emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning statistical analysis and model building through the use of comprehensive examples, problems sets, and software applications With a unique blend of theory and applications, Simulation Modeling and Arena®, Second Edition integrates coverage of statistical analysis and model building to emphasize the importance of both topics in simulation. Featuring introductory coverage on how simulation works and why it matters, the Second Edition expands coverage on static simulation and the applications of spreadsheets to perform simulation. The new edition als

  8. Simulation in bronchoscopy

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    Nilsson, Philip Mørkeberg; Naur, Therese Maria Henriette; Clementsen, Paul Frost

    2017-01-01

    , and the training should be structured as distributed practice with mastery learning criteria (ie, training until a certain level of competence is achieved). Dyad practice (training in pairs) is possible and may increase utility of available simulators. Trainee performance should be assessed with assessment tools......Objective: To provide an overview of current literature that informs how to approach simulation practice of bronchoscopy and discuss how findings from other simulation research can help inform the use of simulation in bronchoscopy training. Summary: We conducted a literature search on simulation...

  9. NS simulator for beginners

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    Altman, Eitan

    2012-01-01

    NS-2 is an open-source discrete event network simulator which is widely used by both the research community as well as by the people involved in the standardization protocols of IETF. The goal of this book is twofold: on one hand to learn how to use the NS-2 simulator, and on the other hand, to become acquainted with and to understand the operation of some of the simulated objects using NS-2 simulations. The book is intended to help students, engineers or researchers who need not have much background in programming or who want to learn through simple examples how to analyse some simulated obje

  10. Reação do mercado à alavancagem operacional: um estudo empírico no Brasil Reaction of the market to the operational leverage: an empirical study in Brazil

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    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Estudos que avaliam o impacto de informações contábeis nas variáveis do mercado de ações têm adquirido grande relevância na literatura contábil e se constituído em instrumento de avaliação da utilidade da informação contábil. O presente estudo segue a mesma lógica das pesquisas lucro-retorno, substituindo a medida de resultados contábeis pela de alavancagem operacional e tendo por base os dados das companhias listadas na Bovespa, dos setores de petróleo e gás, materiais básicos, bens industriais, construção e transporte, consumo não cíclico e consumo cíclico, referentes ao período entre o segundo trimestre de 2001 e o terceiro trimestre de 2004. A premissa considerada é a de que, como a alavancagem operacional, além de incorporar uma dimensão de resultado (o lucro operacional, é uma das determinantes do risco sistemático das ações, e de que há relação entre risco e retorno das ações, é possível inferir uma associação positiva entre o grau de alavancagem operacional e o retorno das ações. Os testes empíricos realizados com a utilização do método de dados em painel apresentam evidências de que a variável alavancagem operacional é estatisticamente relevante para explicar o comportamento do retorno das ações e que essa relação é positiva, conforme previsto teoricamente. Os resultados, também, demonstram que a relevância estatística aumenta quando são adotados parâmetros mais rigorosos para a consideração dos dados e as conclusões não são determinadas pelo comportamento dos valores extremos (outliers. Os testes de raízes unitárias nas séries e de autocorrelação e heteroscedasticidade nos resíduos reforçam a robustez dos resultados apurados.Studies evaluating the impact of financial reporting information on capital market variables have gained great importance in the accounting literature and became a tool for assessing the usefulness of accounting information. The present study

  11. Condicionantes en la utilización de los servicios de atención primaria: Evidencias empíricas e inconsistencias metodológicas Factors conditioning primary care services utilization: Empirical evidence and methodological inconsistencies

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    M. Sáez

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En España, el grado y las características de la utilización de los servicios sanitarios de atención primaria está siendo objeto de análisis desde, por lo menos, los años ochenta. Uno de los motivos principales es averiguar hasta qué punto dicha utilización se corresponde con unas necesidades de atención sanitaria. De hecho, se ha establecido como prioridad generalmente aceptada un servicio de salud adecuado para los pacientes que más lo necesitan. Factores condicionantes de la utilización: La evidencia muestra que las características del individuo, sobre todo su estado de salud, son las que se relacionan principalmente con la utilización de servicios de atención primaria. Otras características personales, como el sexo y la edad, podrían actuar como moduladores de la necesidad de atención. Algunas variables familiares y/o culturales, así como las variables relacionadas con el profesional sanitario y otras institucionales, podrían explicar también parte de la variabilidad observada en la utilización de los servicios de atención primaria. Respecto a las variables socioeconómicas, como la renta, se produce una situación paradójica. De forma añadida, existe una evidencia empírica que demuestra que la renta constituye el principal determinante, tanto de la utilización como del gasto sanitario. Cuando se analizan los datos individuales, sin embargo, dicha variable no está relacionada con la utilización de servicios de atención primaria. Inconsistencias metodológicas: La situación es controvertida, con implicaciones no simplemente metodológicas sino, sobre todo, respecto al análisis de la eficiencia en la utilización de los servicios sanitarios de atención primaria. El problema es que, revisando la bibliografía, se pueden apreciar ciertas inconsistencias metodológicas que podrían explicar, al menos en parte, la disparidad de los resultados obtenidos. Entre otras, cabe citar las siguientes

  12. Performance Simulations for a Spaceborne Methane Lidar Mission

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    Kiemle, C.; Kawa, Stephan Randolph; Quatrevalet, Mathieu; Browell, Edward V.

    2014-01-01

    Future spaceborne lidar measurements of key anthropogenic greenhouse gases are expected to close current observational gaps particularly over remote, polar, and aerosol-contaminated regions, where actual in situ and passive remote sensing observation techniques have difficulties. For methane, a "Methane Remote Lidar Mission" was proposed by Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt and Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales in the frame of a German-French climate monitoring initiative. Simulations assess the performance of this mission with the help of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations of the earth's surface albedo and atmospheric optical depth. These are key environmental parameters for integrated path differential absorption lidar which uses the surface backscatter to measure the total atmospheric methane column. Results showthat a lidar with an average optical power of 0.45W at 1.6 µm wavelength and a telescope diameter of 0.55 m, installed on a low Earth orbit platform(506 km), will measure methane columns at precisions of 1.2%, 1.7%, and 2.1% over land, water, and snow or ice surfaces, respectively, for monthly aggregated measurement samples within areas of 50 × 50 km2. Globally, the mean precision for the simulated year 2007 is 1.6%, with a standard deviation of 0.7%. At high latitudes, a lower reflectance due to snow and ice is compensated by denser measurements, owing to the orbital pattern. Over key methane source regions such as densely populated areas, boreal and tropical wetlands, or permafrost, our simulations show that the measurement precision will be between 1 and 2%.

  13. LOFT Engineering Simulator

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    Venhuizen, J.R.

    1982-02-01

    The LOFT Engineering Simulator was developed to supply plant equivalent data for evaluating graphic aids and advanced control concepts for nuclear plant operators. The Simulator, a combination of hardware and software, combines some of the features of best estimate (safety analysis) computer codes with reactor operator training simulators. The LOFT Engineering Simulator represents an attempt to develop a simulation with sufficient physical detail (solution of the conservation equations) for moderate accident simulation, but which will still run in real time and provide an interface for the operator to interact with the model. As a result of this combination, a real time simulation of the LOFT plant has been developed which yields realistic transient results. These data can be used for evaluating reactor control room aids such as Safety Parameter Displays and Janus Predictive Displays

  14. Quantum Simulations of Strongly Coupled Quark-Gluon Plasma

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    Filinov, V.S.; Bonitz, M.; Ivanov, Yu.B.

    2013-01-01

    In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in dynamics and thermodynamics of non-Abelian plasmas at both very high temperature and density. It is expected that a specific state of matter with unconfined quarks and gluons - the so called quark - gluon plasma (QGP) - can exist. The most fundamental way to compute properties of the strongly interacting matter is provided by the lattice QCD. Interpretation of these very complicated computations requires application of various QCD motivated, albeit schematic, models simulating various aspects of the full theory. Moreover, such models are needed in cases when the lattice QCD fails, e.g. at large baryon chemical potentials and out of equilibrium. A semi-classical approximation, based on a point like quasi-particle picture has been recently introduced in literature. It is expected that it allows to treat soft processes in the QGP which are not accessible by the perturbative means and the main features of non-Abelian plasmas can be understood in simple semi-classical terms without the difficulties inherent to a full quantum field theoretical analysis. Here we propose stochastic simulation of thermodynamics and kinetic properties for QGP in semi-classical approximation in the wide region of temperature, density and quasi-particles masses. We extend previous classical nonrelativistic simulations based on a color Coulomb interaction to the quantum regime and take into account the Fermi (Bose) statistics of quarks (gluons) and quantum degeneracy self-consistently. In grand canonical ensemble for finite and zero baryon chemical potential we use the direct quantum path integral Monte Carlo method (PIMC) developed for finite temperature within Feynman formulation of quantum mechanics to do calculations of internal energy, pressure and pair correlation functions. The QGP quasi-particles representing dressed quarks, antiquarks and gluons interact via color quantum Kelbg pseudopotential rigorously derived in for Coulomb

  15. Políticas macroeconómicas, deterioro en el bienestar social y la viabilidad de las Pymes y empresas de economía social para incentivar el desarrollo económico local : un análisis empírico del caso mexicano (1983-2012)

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    Mora Heredia, Alfredo

    2013-01-01

    En esta investigación se presentan varios análisis empíricos (cuantitativos) para identificar los efectos de la estrategia económica implementada en México, desde 1983 hasta la fecha, en la reducción de los mínimos de bienestar en la población mexicana. También se propone como estrategia viable incentivar el desarrollo económico desde los ámbitos locales, dando prioridad a la creación de Micro, Pequeña y Mediana empresa (MiPyMIE) y empresas de economía social en los ámbitos regionales más...

  16. Estudio comparativo de las decisiones de los magistrados del Tribunal Supremo español y los resultados de estudios empíricos sobre las implicaciones psicológicas en menores en situación de guarda y custodia compartida

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    Marta Marín

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Se toma como referencia la modificación de la Ley 15/2005 en el Código Civil español, donde se introduce el concepto de guarda y custodia compartida por primera vez en España. El objetivo del presente trabajo es establecer si existe una relación entre los resultados de las investigaciones con base empírica y las decisiones judiciales acerca de los efectos que producen en menores la guarda y custodia compartidas. Para ello se ha realizado un análisis cualitativo de las investigaciones relativas a las consecuencias de la custodia compartida, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional. Posteriormente, se han comparado los resultados de las investigaciones con las decisiones de los magistrados, obtenidas tras realizar un análisis de la jurisprudencia de las sentencias del Tribunal Supremo desde el año 2005 hasta el año 2015.

  17. Simulator configuration management system

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    Faulent, J.; Brooks, J.G.

    1990-01-01

    The proposed revisions to ANS 3.5-1985 (Section 5) require Utilities to establish a simulator Configuration Management System (CMS). The proposed CMS must be capable of: Establishing and maintaining a simulator design database. Identifying and documenting differences between the simulator and its reference plant. Tracking the resolution of identified differences. Recording data to support simulator certification, testing and maintenance. This paper discusses a CMS capable of meeting the proposed requirements contained in ANS 3.5. The system will utilize a personal computer and a relational database management software to construct a simulator design database. The database will contain records to all reference nuclear plant data used in designing the simulator, as well as records identifying all the software, hardware and documentation making up the simulator. Using the relational powers of the database management software, reports will be generated identifying the impact of reference plant changes on the operation of the simulator. These reports can then be evaluated in terms of training needs to determine if changes are required for the simulator. If a change is authorized, the CMS will track the change through to its resolution and then incorporate the change into the simulator design database

  18. Reactor refueling machine simulator

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    Rohosky, T.L.; Swidwa, K.J.

    1987-01-01

    This patent describes in combination: a nuclear reactor; a refueling machine having a bridge, trolley and hoist each driven by a separate motor having feedback means for generating a feedback signal indicative of movement thereof. The motors are operable to position the refueling machine over the nuclear reactor for refueling the same. The refueling machine also has a removable control console including means for selectively generating separate motor signals for operating the bridge, trolley and hoist motors and for processing the feedback signals to generate an indication of the positions thereof, separate output leads connecting each of the motor signals to the respective refueling machine motor, and separate input leads for connecting each of the feedback means to the console; and a portable simulator unit comprising: a single simulator motor; a single simulator feedback signal generator connected to the simulator motor for generating a simulator feedback signal in response to operation of the simulator motor; means for selectively connecting the output leads of the console to the simulator unit in place of the refueling machine motors, and for connecting the console input leads to the simulator unit in place of the refueling machine motor feedback means; and means for driving the single simulator motor in response to any of the bridge, trolley or hoist motor signals generated by the console and means for applying the simulator feedback signal to the console input lead associated with the motor signal being generated by the control console

  19. Parallel Atomistic Simulations

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    HEFFELFINGER,GRANT S.

    2000-01-18

    Algorithms developed to enable the use of atomistic molecular simulation methods with parallel computers are reviewed. Methods appropriate for bonded as well as non-bonded (and charged) interactions are included. While strategies for obtaining parallel molecular simulations have been developed for the full variety of atomistic simulation methods, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo have received the most attention. Three main types of parallel molecular dynamics simulations have been developed, the replicated data decomposition, the spatial decomposition, and the force decomposition. For Monte Carlo simulations, parallel algorithms have been developed which can be divided into two categories, those which require a modified Markov chain and those which do not. Parallel algorithms developed for other simulation methods such as Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo, grand canonical molecular dynamics, and Monte Carlo methods for protein structure determination are also reviewed and issues such as how to measure parallel efficiency, especially in the case of parallel Monte Carlo algorithms with modified Markov chains are discussed.

  20. Discrete-Event Simulation

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    Prateek Sharma

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Simulation can be regarded as the emulation of the behavior of a real-world system over an interval of time. The process of simulation relies upon the generation of the history of a system and then analyzing that history to predict the outcome and improve the working of real systems. Simulations can be of various kinds but the topic of interest here is one of the most important kind of simulation which is Discrete-Event Simulation which models the system as a discrete sequence of events in time. So this paper aims at introducing about Discrete-Event Simulation and analyzing how it is beneficial to the real world systems.

  1. Developing Software Simulations

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    Tom Hall

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Programs in education and business often require learners to develop and demonstrate competence in specified areas and then be able to effectively apply this knowledge. One method to aid in developing a skill set in these areas is through the use of software simulations. These simulations can be used for learner demonstrations of competencies in a specified course as well as a review of the basic skills at the beginning of subsequent courses. The first section of this paper discusses ToolBook, the software used to develop our software simulations. The second section discusses the process of developing software simulations. The third part discusses how we have used software simulations to assess student knowledge of research design by providing simulations that allow the student to practice using SPSS and Excel.

  2. Packet Tracer network simulator

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    Jesin, A

    2014-01-01

    A practical, fast-paced guide that gives you all the information you need to successfully create networks and simulate them using Packet Tracer.Packet Tracer Network Simulator is aimed at students, instructors, and network administrators who wish to use this simulator to learn how to perform networking instead of investing in expensive, specialized hardware. This book assumes that you have a good amount of Cisco networking knowledge, and it will focus more on Packet Tracer rather than networking.

  3. [Simulation in pediatric surgery].

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    Becmeur, François; Lacreuse, Isabelle; Soler, Luc

    2011-11-01

    Simulation in paediatric surgery is essential for educational, ethical, medicolegal and economic reasons, and is particularly important for rare procedures. There are three different levels of simulation:--simulation of basic techniques in order to learn or improve surgical skills (dissection, intracorporeal knots, etc.);--preparation for surgery using virtual reality, to perfect and test various procedures on a virtual patient, and to determine the best approaches for individual cases;--behavioral simulation underlines the importance of the preoperative check-list and facilitates crisis management (complications, conversion, etc.).

  4. Clinical simulation practise framework.

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    Khalili, Hossein

    2015-02-01

    Historically, simulation has mainly been used to teach students hands-on skills in a relatively safe environment. With changes in the patient population, professional regulations and clinical environments, clinical simulation practise (CSP) must assist students to integrate and apply their theoretical knowledge and skills with their critical thinking, clinical judgement, prioritisation, problem solving, decision making, and teamwork skills to provide holistic care and treatment to their patients. CSP holds great potential to derive a positive transformation in students' transition into the workplace, by associating and consolidating learning from classrooms to clinical settings, and creating bridges between theory and practice. For CSP to be successful in filling the gap, the design and management of the simulation is crucial. In this article a new framework called 'Clinical simulation practise framework: A knowledge to action strategy in health professional education' is being introduced that aims to assist educators and curriculum developers in designing and managing their simulations. This CSP framework theorises that simulation as an experiential educational tool could improve students' competence, confidence and collaboration in performing professional practice in real settings if the CSP provides the following three dimensions: (1) a safe, positive, reflective and fun simulated learning environment; (2) challenging, but realistic, and integrated simulated scenarios; and (3) interactive, inclusive, interprofessional patient-centred simulated practise. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  5. Nuclear ship engineering simulator

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    Itoh, Yasuyoshi; Kusunoki, Tsuyoshi; Hashidate, Koji

    1991-01-01

    The nuclear ship engineering simulator, which analyzes overall system response of nuclear ship numerically, is now being developed by JAERI as an advanced design tool with the latest computer technology in software and hardware. The development of the nuclear ship engineering simulator aims at grasping characteristics of a reactor plant under the situation generated by the combination of ocean, a ship hull and a reactor. The data from various tests with the nuclear ship 'MUTSU' will be used for this simulator to modulate and verify its functions of reproducing realistic response of nuclear ship, and then the simulator will be utilized for the research and development of advanced marine reactors. (author)

  6. Aviation Safety Simulation Model

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    Houser, Scott; Yackovetsky, Robert (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    The Aviation Safety Simulation Model is a software tool that enables users to configure a terrain, a flight path, and an aircraft and simulate the aircraft's flight along the path. The simulation monitors the aircraft's proximity to terrain obstructions, and reports when the aircraft violates accepted minimum distances from an obstruction. This model design facilitates future enhancements to address other flight safety issues, particularly air and runway traffic scenarios. This report shows the user how to build a simulation scenario and run it. It also explains the model's output.

  7. A new DG nanoscale TFET based on MOSFETs by using source gate electrode: 2D simulation and an analytical potential model

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    Ramezani, Zeinab; Orouji, Ali A.

    2017-08-01

    This paper suggests and investigates a double-gate (DG) MOSFET, which emulates tunnel field effect transistors (M-TFET). We have combined this novel concept into a double-gate MOSFET, which behaves as a tunneling field effect transistor by work function engineering. In the proposed structure, in addition to the main gate, we utilize another gate over the source region with zero applied voltage and a proper work function to convert the source region from N+ to P+. We check the impact obtained by varying the source gate work function and source doping on the device parameters. The simulation results of the M-TFET indicate that it is a suitable case for a switching performance. Also, we present a two-dimensional analytic potential model of the proposed structure by solving the Poisson's equation in x and y directions and by derivatives from the potential profile; thus, the electric field is achieved. To validate our present model, we use the SILVACO ATLAS device simulator. The analytical results have been compared with it.

  8. IPCC AR4 Simulations

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    Future climate simulations (initial conditions from end of the 20th Century simulation):. “Committed Climate Change”: hold concentrations at year 2000; SRES A2 to 2100; SRES A1B to 2100 then fix concentrations (~720 ppm) for an additional century (with one realization extended to 2300); As above but with SRES B1 ...

  9. Tokamak control simulator

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    Edelbaum, T.N.; Serben, S.; Var, R.E.

    1976-01-01

    A computer model of a tokamak experimental power reactor and its control system is being constructed. This simulator will allow the exploration of various open loop and closed loop strategies for reactor control. This paper provides a brief description of the simulator and some of the potential control problems associated with this class of tokamaks

  10. Interactive Foresight Simulation

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    Hansen, Mette Sanne; Rasmussen, Lauge Baungaard; Jacobsen, Peter

    2016-01-01

    The Combined Simulation Approach (CSA) is a way to evaluate risks and address potential unforeseen problems in a more interactive way than what is often observed in practice in companies or sectors. The approach is based on a combination of scenario analysis and discrete-event computer simulation...

  11. Business process simulation revisited

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    Aalst, van der W.M.P.; Barjis, J.

    2010-01-01

    Computer simulation attempts to "mimic" real-life or hypothetical behavior on a computer to see how processes or systems can be improved and to predict their performance under different circumstances. Simulation has been successfully applied in many disciplines and is considered to be a relevant and

  12. Political Simulations Using Excel

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    Jackson, Steven F.

    2013-01-01

    Simulations have received considerable attention as a tool to promote problem-solving skills, intense involvement, and high-order thinking among students. Whether semester-long exercises or a single-class session, simulations are often used in areas of conflict studies, diplomatic studies, trade disputes, electoral processes, and policy and legal…

  13. Simulator testing system (STS)

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    Miller, V.N.

    1990-01-01

    In recent years there has been a greater demand placed on the capabilities and time usage of real-time nuclear plant simulators due to NRC, INPO and utilities requirements. The requirements applied to certification, new simulators, upgrades, modifications, and maintenance of the simulators vary; however, they all require the capabilities of the simulator to be tested whether it is for NRC 10CFR55.45b requirements, ATP testing of new simulators, ATP testing of upgrades with or without panels, adding software/hardware due to plant modifications, or analyzing software/hardware problems on the simulator. This paper describes the Simulator Testing System (STS) which addresses each one of these requirements placed on simulators. Special attention will be given to ATP testing of upgrades without the use of control room panels. The capabilities and applications of the four parts of STS which are the Display Control Software (DCS), Procedure Control Software (PCS), Display Generator Software (DGS) and the Procedure Generator Software (PGS) will be reviewed

  14. Beyond Iconic Simulation

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    Dormans, Joris

    2011-01-01

    Realism remains a prominent topic in game design and industry research; yet, a strong academic case can be made that games are anything, but realistic. This article frames realism in games in semiotic terms as iconic simulation and argues that games can gain expressiveness when they move beyond the current focus on iconic simulation. In parallel…

  15. Simulating Ordinal Data

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    Ferrari, Pier Alda; Barbiero, Alessandro

    2012-01-01

    The increasing use of ordinal variables in different fields has led to the introduction of new statistical methods for their analysis. The performance of these methods needs to be investigated under a number of experimental conditions. Procedures to simulate from ordinal variables are then required. In this article, we deal with simulation from…

  16. Airport Network Flow Simulator

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    1978-10-01

    The Airport Network Flow Simulator is a FORTRAN IV simulation of the flow of air traffic in the nation's 600 commercial airports. It calculates for any group of selected airports: (a) the landing and take-off (Type A) delays; and (b) the gate departu...

  17. Electric-car simulation

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    Chapman, C. P.; Slusser, R. A.

    1980-01-01

    PARAMET, interactive simulation program for parametric studies of electric vehicles, guides user through simulation by menu and series of prompts for input parameters. Program considers aerodynamic drag, rolling resistance, linear and rotational acceleration, and road gradient as forces acting on vehicle.

  18. Approach to simulation effectiveness

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    Goncalves, DPD

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available ? The context and purpose of simulation are important in answering the question. If the simulation is viewed as a system, it follows that it has stakeholders and requirements originating from the creating system. An important result is that measures...

  19. Simulating Price-Taking

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    Engelhardt, Lucas M.

    2015-01-01

    In this article, the author presents a price-takers' market simulation geared toward principles-level students. This simulation demonstrates that price-taking behavior is a natural result of the conditions that create perfect competition. In trials, there is a significant degree of price convergence in just three or four rounds. Students find this…

  20. Scientific Modeling and simulations

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    Diaz de la Rubia, Tomás

    2009-01-01

    Showcases the conceptual advantages of modeling which, coupled with the unprecedented computing power through simulations, allow scientists to tackle the formibable problems of our society, such as the search for hydrocarbons, understanding the structure of a virus, or the intersection between simulations and real data in extreme environments

  1. Simulator configuration maintenance

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    2006-01-01

    Requirements and recommendations of this section defines NPP personnel activity aimed to the provision of the simulator configuration compliance with the current configuration of the power-generating unit-prototype, standard and technical requirements and describe a monitoring procedure for a set of simulator software and hardware, training, organizational and technical documents

  2. Instructional environments for simulations.

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    van Berkum, J.J.A.; de Jong, T.

    1991-01-01

    The use of computer simulations in education and training can have substantial advantages over other approaches. In comparison with alternatives such as textbooks, lectures, and tutorial courseware, a simulation-based approach offers the opportunity to learn in a relatively realistic problem-solving

  3. Instructional environments for simulations

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    van Berkum, Jos J.A.; de Jong, Anthonius J.M.

    1991-01-01

    The use of computer simulations in education and training can have substantial advantages over other approaches. In comparison with alternatives such as textbooks, lectures, and tutorial courseware, a simulation-based approach offers the opportunity to learn in a relatively realistic problem-solving

  4. Simulation of dense colloids

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    Herrmann, H.J.; Harting, J.D.R.; Hecht, M.; Ben-Naim, E.

    2008-01-01

    We present in this proceeding recent large scale simulations of dense colloids. On one hand we simulate model clay consisting of nanometric aluminum oxide spheres in water using realistic DLVO potentials and a combination of MD and SRD. We find pronounced cluster formation and retrieve the shear

  5. Simulation of quantum computers

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    De Raedt, H; Michielsen, K; Hams, AH; Miyashita, S; Saito, K; Landau, DP; Lewis, SP; Schuttler, HB

    2001-01-01

    We describe a simulation approach to study the functioning of Quantum Computer hardware. The latter is modeled by a collection of interacting spin-1/2 objects. The time evolution of this spin system maps one-to-one to a quantum program carried out by the Quantum Computer. Our simulation software

  6. Simulation of quantum computers

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    Raedt, H. De; Michielsen, K.; Hams, A.H.; Miyashita, S.; Saito, K.

    2000-01-01

    We describe a simulation approach to study the functioning of Quantum Computer hardware. The latter is modeled by a collection of interacting spin-1/2 objects. The time evolution of this spin system maps one-to-one to a quantum program carried out by the Quantum Computer. Our simulation software

  7. Risk Management and Simulation

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    Skovmand, David

    2014-01-01

    Review of: Risk Management and Simulation / Aparna Gupta. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2013, xxix + 491 pp., $99.95(H), ISBN: 978-1-4398-3594-4.......Review of: Risk Management and Simulation / Aparna Gupta. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2013, xxix + 491 pp., $99.95(H), ISBN: 978-1-4398-3594-4....

  8. Multicore Education through Simulation

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    Ozturk, O.

    2011-01-01

    A project-oriented course for advanced undergraduate and graduate students is described for simulating multiple processor cores. Simics, a free simulator for academia, was utilized to enable students to explore computer architecture, operating systems, and hardware/software cosimulation. Motivation for including this course in the curriculum is…

  9. Computerized Clinical Simulations.

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    Reinecker, Lynn

    1985-01-01

    Describes technique involved in designing a clinical simulation problem for the allied health field of respiratory therapy; discusses the structure, content, and scoring categories of the simulation; and provides a sample program which illustrates a programming technique in BASIC, including a program listing and a sample flowchart. (MBR)

  10. Rainfall simulation in education

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    Peters, Piet; Baartman, Jantiene; Gooren, Harm; Keesstra, Saskia

    2016-04-01

    Rainfall simulation has become an important method for the assessment of soil erosion and soil hydrological processes. For students, rainfall simulation offers an year-round, attractive and active way of experiencing water erosion, while not being dependent on (outdoors) weather conditions. Moreover, using rainfall simulation devices, they can play around with different conditions, including rainfall duration, intensity, soil type, soil cover, soil and water conservation measures, etc. and evaluate their effect on erosion and sediment transport. Rainfall simulators differ in design and scale. At Wageningen University, both BSc and MSc student of the curriculum 'International Land and Water Management' work with different types of rainfall simulation devices in three courses: - A mini rainfall simulator (0.0625m2) is used in the BSc level course 'Introduction to Land Degradation and Remediation'. Groups of students take the mini rainfall simulator with them to a nearby field location and test it for different soil types, varying from clay to more sandy, slope angles and vegetation or litter cover. The groups decide among themselves which factors they want to test and they compare their results and discuss advantage and disadvantage of the mini-rainfall simulator. - A medium sized rainfall simulator (0.238 m2) is used in the MSc level course 'Sustainable Land and Water Management', which is a field practical in Eastern Spain. In this course, a group of students has to develop their own research project and design their field measurement campaign using the transportable rainfall simulator. - Wageningen University has its own large rainfall simulation laboratory, in which a 15 m2 rainfall simulation facility is available for research. In the BSc level course 'Land and Water Engineering' Student groups will build slopes in the rainfall simulator in specially prepared containers. Aim is to experience the behaviour of different soil types or slope angles when (heavy) rain

  11. Cryogenic process simulation

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    Panek, J.; Johnson, S.

    1994-01-01

    Combining accurate fluid property databases with a commercial equation-solving software package running on a desktop computer allows simulation of cryogenic processes without extensive computer programming. Computer simulation can be a powerful tool for process development or optimization. Most engineering simulations to date have required extensive programming skills in languages such as Fortran, Pascal, etc. Authors of simulation code have also usually been responsible for choosing and writing the particular solution algorithm. This paper describes a method of simulating cryogenic processes with a commercial software package on a desktop personal computer that does not require these traditional programming tasks. Applications include modeling of cryogenic refrigerators, heat exchangers, vapor-cooled power leads, vapor pressure thermometers, and various other engineering problems

  12. Hardware Accelerated Simulated Radiography

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    Laney, D; Callahan, S; Max, N; Silva, C; Langer, S; Frank, R

    2005-01-01

    We present the application of hardware accelerated volume rendering algorithms to the simulation of radiographs as an aid to scientists designing experiments, validating simulation codes, and understanding experimental data. The techniques presented take advantage of 32 bit floating point texture capabilities to obtain validated solutions to the radiative transport equation for X-rays. An unsorted hexahedron projection algorithm is presented for curvilinear hexahedra that produces simulated radiographs in the absorption-only regime. A sorted tetrahedral projection algorithm is presented that simulates radiographs of emissive materials. We apply the tetrahedral projection algorithm to the simulation of experimental diagnostics for inertial confinement fusion experiments on a laser at the University of Rochester. We show that the hardware accelerated solution is faster than the current technique used by scientists

  13. A bobsleigh simulator software

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    Rempfler, Georg S., E-mail: georg.rempfler@alumni.ethz.ch [ETH Zurich, CLA G23.3, IMES—Center of Mechanics (Switzerland); Glocker, Christoph, E-mail: glocker@imes.mavt.ethz.ch [ETH Zurich, CLA J23.1, IMES—Center of Mechanics (Switzerland)

    2016-03-15

    This paper presents a model of the artificial ice track in Whistler, Canada that is based on its construction data, and a model of a two-men bobsleigh consisting of nine rigid bodies, having 13 degrees of freedom and incorporating 17 hard frictional contacts. These models are implemented within a simulator that is capable of performing accurate real time simulations of piloted runs on commonly available PC hardware. The simulation is verified against the results of the official two-men race that took place during the Olympic Winter Games in 2010. The simulator has been used by several professional Swiss pilots during their preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The simulator is exploited to analyse and judge the range of possible driving lines regarding speed and runtime improvements. It could also serve to consult track designers about safety issues and sleigh constructors about the expected dynamics on a track.

  14. Massively parallel multicanonical simulations

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    Gross, Jonathan; Zierenberg, Johannes; Weigel, Martin; Janke, Wolfhard

    2018-03-01

    Generalized-ensemble Monte Carlo simulations such as the multicanonical method and similar techniques are among the most efficient approaches for simulations of systems undergoing discontinuous phase transitions or with rugged free-energy landscapes. As Markov chain methods, they are inherently serial computationally. It was demonstrated recently, however, that a combination of independent simulations that communicate weight updates at variable intervals allows for the efficient utilization of parallel computational resources for multicanonical simulations. Implementing this approach for the many-thread architecture provided by current generations of graphics processing units (GPUs), we show how it can be efficiently employed with of the order of 104 parallel walkers and beyond, thus constituting a versatile tool for Monte Carlo simulations in the era of massively parallel computing. We provide the fully documented source code for the approach applied to the paradigmatic example of the two-dimensional Ising model as starting point and reference for practitioners in the field.

  15. In-Situ Simulation

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    Bjerregaard, Anders Thais; Slot, Susanne; Paltved, Charlotte

    2015-01-01

    , and organisational characteristic. Therefore, it might fail to fully mimic real clinical team processes. Though research on in situ simulation in healthcare is in its infancy, literature is abundant on patient safety and team training1. Patient safety reporting systems that identify risks to patients can improve......Introduction: In situ simulation offers on-site training to healthcare professionals. It refers to a training strategy where simulation technology is integrated into the clinical encounter. Training in the simulation laboratory does not easily tap into situational resources, e.g. individual, team...... patient safety if coupled with training and organisational support. This study explored the use of critical incidents and adverse events reports for in situ simulation and short-term observations were used to create learning objectives and training scenarios. Method: This study used an interventional case...

  16. A bobsleigh simulator software

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    Rempfler, Georg S.; Glocker, Christoph

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents a model of the artificial ice track in Whistler, Canada that is based on its construction data, and a model of a two-men bobsleigh consisting of nine rigid bodies, having 13 degrees of freedom and incorporating 17 hard frictional contacts. These models are implemented within a simulator that is capable of performing accurate real time simulations of piloted runs on commonly available PC hardware. The simulation is verified against the results of the official two-men race that took place during the Olympic Winter Games in 2010. The simulator has been used by several professional Swiss pilots during their preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The simulator is exploited to analyse and judge the range of possible driving lines regarding speed and runtime improvements. It could also serve to consult track designers about safety issues and sleigh constructors about the expected dynamics on a track.

  17. Simulation in Complex Modelling

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    Nicholas, Paul; Ramsgaard Thomsen, Mette; Tamke, Martin

    2017-01-01

    This paper will discuss the role of simulation in extended architectural design modelling. As a framing paper, the aim is to present and discuss the role of integrated design simulation and feedback between design and simulation in a series of projects under the Complex Modelling framework. Complex...... performance, engage with high degrees of interdependency and allow the emergence of design agency and feedback between the multiple scales of architectural construction. This paper presents examples for integrated design simulation from a series of projects including Lace Wall, A Bridge Too Far and Inflated...... Restraint developed for the research exhibition Complex Modelling, Meldahls Smedie Gallery, Copenhagen in 2016. Where the direct project aims and outcomes have been reported elsewhere, the aim for this paper is to discuss overarching strategies for working with design integrated simulation....

  18. Handbook of simulation optimization

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    Fu, Michael C

    2014-01-01

    The Handbook of Simulation Optimization presents an overview of the state of the art of simulation optimization, providing a survey of the most well-established approaches for optimizing stochastic simulation models and a sampling of recent research advances in theory and methodology. Leading contributors cover such topics as discrete optimization via simulation, ranking and selection, efficient simulation budget allocation, random search methods, response surface methodology, stochastic gradient estimation, stochastic approximation, sample average approximation, stochastic constraints, variance reduction techniques, model-based stochastic search methods and Markov decision processes. This single volume should serve as a reference for those already in the field and as a means for those new to the field for understanding and applying the main approaches. The intended audience includes researchers, practitioners and graduate students in the business/engineering fields of operations research, management science,...

  19. Basic principles simulators - concept training simulators

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    Benkert, J.

    1986-01-01

    Basic Principles Simulators have the purpose of teaching general concepts, demonstrating and displaying the fundamental physical processes of a plant. They are used to illustrate theory to students and also to provide a preliminary training to the operators, to aquaint them with the basic dynamic interactions of the various systems during the normal operation of a plant, and to show the consequences of the most important and common transients and malfunctions. Basic principles simulators may vary in size from small desk cabinets to large panels. They represent with a certain detail the nuclear and thermohydraulic part of the plant. The availability of video displays allows to present detailed information about process parameters which are not shown on the control panels. In general the overall plant behaviour is represented well. Limitations are mostly found in the areas of logic and control. (orig./HP)

  20. Full-scope training simulators

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    Ugedo, E.

    1986-01-01

    The following topics to be covered in this report are: Reasons justifying the use of full-scope simulators for operator qualification. Full-scope simulator description: the control room, the physical models, the computer complex, the instructor's console. Main features of full-scope simulators. Merits of simulator training. The role of full-scope simulators in the training programs. The process of ordering and acquiring a full-scope simulator. Maintaining and updating simulator capabilities. (orig./GL)