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Characterization of atmospheric aerosols over the Southern Ocean and Coastal East Antarctica

Guojie Xu
Marine aerosols can directly and indirectly influence climate. To characterize the chemical and physical properties of marine aerosols over the Southern Ocean and coastal Antarctica, bulk and size-segregated aerosol samples were collected during a cruise from November 2010 to March 2011. Results showed that sea salt was the major component of the aerosol mass, accounting for 72% over the Southern Ocean and 56% over coastal East Antarctica. Aerosol mass had a bimodal size distribution over...

Geophysical characterization of subsurface biofuel contamination and biodegradation

Yves Robert Personna
In the last two decades, the production of ethanol (EtOH), one of the most common biofuels in the USA, has substantially increased due to regulations aiming at reducing air pollution and providing a supplement to petroleum. Scenarios of large spills of EtOH during production, transportation and at storage facilities are likely. Accidental release of EtOH and its persistence in the subsurface pose threats to human health and the environment, including the deterioration of municipal water...

Geophysical estimation of free-phase gas content and distribution in peatlands

Andrew D. Parsekian
Emissions of methane and carbon dioxide gases from organic soils contribute to the global carbon cycle and may influence climate change. Revealing where these gases accumulate in the subsurface of saturated peat soils is a critical step towards understanding carbon cycling through peatlands. This dissertation presents field and laboratory geophysical investigations of free-phase gas contained within peatlands. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) was used to estimate the vertical distribution of free- phase gas (FPG) in sites within...

Essays on banking, capital markets, and FinTech

Xuan Zou
This dissertation focuses on issues of banking, capital markets, and FinTech in China and the U.S. The first chapter discusses the slow recovery of small business lending in the U.S. after 2008 financial crisis. I provide one mechanism for how regulatory burden imposed by Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and the regulatory relief plan in 2014 impacted the incentives for banks lending to small businesses. The second chapter investigates how the new investors contributed to the...

Geophysical methods for monitoring soil stabilization by microbial induced carbonate precipitation

Sina Saneiyan
Urbanization growth rate is increasing exponentially and with that comes challenging issues in urban development and environment sustainability. Generally, any development processes disturb the environment, and soil stabilization as one of the first steps in infrastructure building is no exception. However, in the past few decades, methods have been sought to reduce the possible harmful impact of soil stabilization processes on the environment. One promising method is microbial induced carbonate precipitation (MICP); in which, ubiquitous...

Improving characterization of fractured rock using 3D cross-borehole electrical resistivity tomography (ERT)

Judith L. Robinson
There is a growing need to understand the hydraulic properties of fractured rock for the development and extraction of natural resources and also to engineer remediation strategies at contaminated sites. The characterization of fractured rock is inherently complex due to the multifaceted interrelationships between stress, temperature, roughness and fracture geometry that affect hydraulic conductivity and flow paths that have hydraulic properties varying over orders of magnitude. Often, sparse data points are interpolated from borehole locations...

Testing Licensing by Cue

Alexei Kochetov
This paper tests the hypothesis Licensing by Cue (Steriade 1997) applying it to the distribution of Russian plain-palatalized contrast in coronal stops /t/ vs. /tj/ in two environments (V_C, V_#). The hypothesis holds that the maintenance of the contrast should correspond to more acoustic information in the signal and higher identification rate, and that its neutralization should be accompanied by fewer cues and lower recognition of the segments. The results of acoustic and perceptual experiments...

Gavin Ni (倪正东) interview for the China Boom Project

Gavin Ni & John Delury
Gavin Ni, CEO of Zero2IPO Group, was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in Shanghai, China on June 9, 2008.

Yushi Mao (茅于轼) interview for the China Boom Project

Yushi Mao & John Delury
Yushi Mao, Chairman of Unirule Institute of Economics, was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in Beijing, China on November 10, 2009.

Ailian Chen (陈爱莲) interview for the China Boom Project

Ailian Chen & Josh Chin
Ailian Chen, Founder of Chen Ailian Artistic Troupe, was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in Beijing, China on April 1, 2009.

Challenging Food Waste and Hunger

Hans Alonso, Rati Anand, Aaron Oberstein, Kai Marshall-Otto, Raahi Upadhyay, Paul Valetutti & Julie M. Fagan
An exploration of the interrelated issues of food waste and hunger in the United States, and finding solutions to limiting their prevalence in our local community

An examination of the effects of downsizing on organizational performance

Tashonna Lorraine Smith
The purpose of this study is to develop greater understanding about how organizations can continuously adapt as their competitive landscapes continuously transform. Theories of organizational change emphasize episodic changes or slowtransformation, but many organizations now face continued turbulence as their technologies, markets, and competitors shift unpredictably. I investigate the relationship between continual product innovation and repeated episodes of downsizing, two primaryapproaches for adapting to turbulent conditions that are often employed simultaneously, since an organization must...

David Wei (卫哲) interview for the China Boom Project

David Wei & John Delury
David Wei, Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba.com (阿里巴巴), was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in Shanghai, China on June 7, 2008.

Jianmin Wu (吴建民) interview for the China Boom Project

Jianmin Wu & John Delury
Jianmin Wu, former Chinese Ambassador to the UN, France, and the Netherlands, was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in New York, U.S. on November 3, 2008.

Canrong Jin (金灿荣) interview for the China Boom Project

Canrong Jin & John Delury
CanrongJin, Senior Fellow at the Institute of American Studies (IAS), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in New York, USA on November 14, 2008.

Cheng Li (李成) interview for the China Boom Project

Cheng Li & John Delury
Cheng Li, Director of Research at the John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution, was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in New York, USA on October 30, 2008.

Trevor Houser interview for the China Boom Project

Trevor Houser & John Delury
Trevor Houser, a Partner at the Rhodium Group (RHG), a New York-based research firm, and adjunct professor at the City College of New York, was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in New York, USA on February 6, 2009.

Steve Chapman interview for the China Boom Project

Steve Chapman & John Delury
Steve Chapman, Group Vice President of China & Russia, Cummins Inc., was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in Tianjin, China on May 30, 2008.

Bo Lei and Jinghui Yu interview for the China Boom Project

Bo Lei, Jinghui Yu & John Delury
Bo Lei and Jinghui Yu, two Chinese students, were interviewed by the Asia Society staff in Beijing, China on March 15, 2009.

Qi Chen (陈琦) interview for the China Boom Project

Qi Chen & Josh Chin
Qi Chen, Chief Operating Officer of Koolanoo Group, was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in Beijing, China on April 2, 2009.

Brad Setser interview for the China Boom Project

Brad Setser & John Delury
Brad Setser, Director of International Economics of National Economic Council, was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in New York, USA on January 12, 2009.

Weiwei Ai (艾未未) interview for the China Boom Project

Weiwei Ai & Philip Tinari
Weiwei Ai, an artist, was interviewed by the Asia Society staff in Beijing, China in December, 2009.

Maplewood Township, Essex County, New Jersey

This is one in a series of 455 mid 20th century fire insurance maps produced by the Fire Insurance Rating Organization of New Jersey.

Naturalization Records of Petitioner August Kirscht

Naturalization records to become a citizen of the United States, as filled out and signed by: August Kirscht Country of origin: Germany Age of petitioner: Unknown Occupation: Unknown City of residence at time of declaration: Unknown Date petition filed: 12 April 1859 Name of witness: Charles Heine

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