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Model outputs of surface PM2.5 concentration

Huanxin-Jessie Zhang & Jun Wang
Exposure to ambient PM2.5 (fine particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 µm) can lead to adverse health effects. Air quality forecasting of PM2.5 is critical for informing the general public and decision makers to take preventive cautions. Air quality forecasting models of PM2.5 are subject to large uncertainties due to factors such as the incomplete representation of the physical and chemical processes. Here we develop a computationally efficient bias-correction framework to improve surface...

Dataset for PCB Emissions from Paint Colorants

Jacob C. Jahnke & Keri C. Hornbuckle
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are known human carcinogens that are byproducts of pigment manufacturing and found in colorants used to tint consumer paints sold in the United States and elsewhere. This dataset contains the measurements of PCBs found in colorants and the PCBs emitted from colorants into air. 9 separate colorants (7 from 2018 and 2 from 2009) were examined. To quantify the gas-phase emissions of ∑PCBs, we used polyurethane foam (PUF) to capture emissions from...

Instances for The Same-Day Delivery Problem for Online Purchases

Ann M. Campbell, Barrett W. Thomas & Stacy A. Voccia
The available file contains the instances used in the computational experiments in "The Same-Day Delivery Problem for Online Purchases" by Stacy A. Voccia, Ann M. Campbell, and Barrett W. Thomas (see https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2016.0732 and http://myweb.uiowa.edu/bthoa/iowa/Research.html for the paper). The compressed file contains a file "Description.txt" that describes the individual instances. Note that the paper presents results for only 25 of the instances from each category. To facilitate future research, additional instances are included in the posted...

Malanson JMS 2017 Data

George P. Malanson

Dataset for Room-to-Room Variability of Airborne PCBs in Schools and the Application of Air Sampling for Targeted Source Evaluation

Moala K Bannavati, Jacob C. Jahnke, Rachel F Marek & Keri C Hornbuckle
This dataset describes airborne polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congener masses and concentrations from room-to-room in Columbus Secondary School, a minority-predominant, low-income, public school in rural Iowa (Bannavti and Jahnke et. al., In Review). These experiments were designed to understand if total PCB concentration and congener profiles (distribution) change in a single school depending on the location. The data resulting from this study can inform future PCB analysis and remediation efforts in schools.

Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Sponsorship Program Improves the Capacity of Public Library Staff to Provide Health Information to their Community

Elizabeth Kiscaden, Michele Spatz, Susan M Wolfe, Molly Knapp & Erica Lake

Dataset: Fecal PCB metabolites in germ-free mice compared to conventional mice

Xueshu Li
The PCB metabolome in feces of germ-free (GF) and conventional (CV) mice was systematically explored with nontarget high-resolution mass spectrometry (Nt-HRMS). The total PCB metabolite levels were dose and gut microbiome dependent. This finding demonstrate that the gut microbiome plays a role in the metabolism and excretion of PCB metabolites. This dataset summarizes relative levels of individual PCB metabolites in feces of both CV and GF mice, including the raw data files collected from instrument...

Hemispheric and Continental Scale Patterns of Similarity in Mountain Tundra. Data

George P. Malanson
Data accompanying paper "Hemispheric and Continental Scale Patterns of Similarity in Mountain Tundra" by George P Malanson, University of Iowa; Risto Virtanen, University of Oulu; Andrea J Britton, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen; Borja Jiménez-Alfaro, Universidad de Oviedo; Hong Qian, Illinois State Museum; Alessandro Petraglia, Università di Parma; Marcello Tomaselli, Università di Parma; David Cooper, Colorado State University - Fort Collins; Christian Damm, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie; Richard H Pemble, Minnesota State University, Mankato; and Robert...

Spatial data for \"Remapping and visualizing baseball labor\" Katherine Walden

Katherine Walden
Recent baseball scholarship has drawn attention to U.S. professional baseball’s complex twentieth century labor dynamics and expanding global presence. From debates around desegregation to discussions about the sport’s increasingly multicultural identity and global presence, the cultural politics of U.S. professional baseball is connected to the problem of baseball labor. However, most scholars address these topics by focusing on Major League Baseball (MLB), ignoring other teams and leagues—Minor League Baseball (MiLB)—that develop players for Major League...

Videos of Blast Wave Experiment in Dusty Plasma

Anton Kananovich
Data are provided here, in video format, for one of the shock-wave experiments reported in the PhD thesis of Anton Kananovich. The experiment was performed using a dusty plasma, which was manipulated by an exciter wire that was moved at a supersonic speed to launch a shock wave. The data were recorded by a high-speed video camera, viewing from the top. Further details are provided in the thesis.

WRF-Chem model outputs of surface PM2.5 concentrations in India during November 2017

Behrooz Roozitalab, Gregory R Carmichael & Sarath K. Guttikunda
Northern India experienced an extreme air pollution episode in November 2017. We used WRF-Chem model to simulate this episode. In order to capture PM2.5 (fine particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 µm) peaks, we modified input chemical boundary conditions and biomass burning emissions using a set of experiments. This dataset includes the simulation results for the base scenario surface PM2.5 concentrations, which showed the best statistics when evaluated against different observation and satellite...

Dataset for a semi-target analytical method for quantification of OH-PCBs in environmental samples

Panithi Saktrakulkla, Ram C Dhakal, Hans-Joachim Lehmler & Keri C. Hornbuckle
Hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls (OH-PCBs) are oxidative metabolites of PCBs and residuals found in original Aroclors. OH-PCBs are known to play a role as genotoxicants, carcinogens, and hormone disruptors, and therefore it is important to quantify their presence in human tissues, organisms, and environmental matrices. Of 837 possible mono-OH-PCBs congeners, there are only ~70 methoxylated PCB (MeO-PCB) standards commercially available. Hence, a semi-target analytical method is needed for unknown OH-PCBs. The mass concentrations of these unknowns...

Dataset Describing Biodegradation of Individual Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congeners (PCBs) by Paraburkholderia xenovorans LB400 in presence and absence of sediment slurry

Rachel F Marek, Keri C Hornbuckle, Jerald L Schnoor, Christian M. Bako & Timothy E Mattes
This dataset describes the biodegradation of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners by Paraburkholderia xenovorans LB400 in absence and presence of PCB-contaminated sediment slurry, over time (Bako et. al., In Review). These experiments were designed to further understand how biodegradation of PCB-degrading microorganisms can be limited by slow mass transfer of PCB molecules from the sediment particles to living cells. The data resulting from these experiments can inform future experimental design and be reused by other researchers...

Toxicity assessment data from subchronic inhalation exposure to a school air mixture (SAM) of PCBs

Peter S Thorne, Hui Wang, Susanne Flor, Laura E Gosse, Andrea Dodd, Violet E Klenov & Jeffrey M Stolwijk
This dataset is related to research article: Comprehensive subchronic inhalation toxicity assessment of an indoor school air mixture of PCBs. In this research, we generated a school air mixture (SAM) of airborne polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), designed to match the profile of an older school from our adolescent cohort study (the AESOP Study). Female Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed either to SAM or filtered air (sham) in nose-only exposure systems, 4 h/day for 4 weeks. Positive control...

Data for Dynamic Orienteering on a Network of Queues

Barrett W. Thomas, Shu Zhang & Jeffrey W. Ohlmann

Relations of Alpine Plant Communities across Environmental Gradients: Multilevel versus Multiscale Analyses. Data

George P. Malanson, Dale L. Zimmerman, Mitch Kinney & Daniel B. Fagre

Distance and environmental difference in alpine plant communities. Data

George P. Malanson

Dataset for “Fully quantum embedding with density functional theory for full configuration interaction quantum Monte Carlo”

Hayley R Petras, Daniel S Graham, Sai Kumar Ramadugu, Jason D Goodpaster & James J Shepherd
This data set contains inputs, outputs and integral files used for the initiator full configuration interaction quantum Monte Carlo (i-FCIQMC) and coupled cluster singles and doubles with perturbative triples (CCSD(T)) simulations of lithium hydride (equilibrium and separated), hydrogen fluoride (equilibrium and separated), and the hydrogen fluoride dissociation coordinate. These variously include isolated molecules, full benzene-coordinated molecules, and embedded benzene-coordinated molecules. The quantum monte Carlo simulations were performed using the open-source HANDE-QMC package (http://www.hande.org.uk) and analyzed...

Placing Papers Dataset

Amy H Chen
The market for contemporary authors’ archives in the United States began when research libraries needed to cheaply provide sources for the swelling number of students and faculty following World War II. Soon, the demand for contemporary authors’ archives developed into a multimillion-dollar trade. Writers and their families enjoyed their new opportunity to make money, as did the book dealers and literary agents with the foresight to pivot their businesses to serve living authors. For a...

Dataset for \"Using Density Matrix Quantum Monte Carlo for Calculating Exact-on-Average Finite-Temperature Energies for ab Initio Hamiltonians in a Finite Basis Set\"

Sai Kumar Ramadugu, Fionn D Malone, James J Shepherd & Hayley R Petras
This data set contains inputs, outputs and integral files used for initiator density matrix quantum Monte Carlo (i-DMQMC) simulations of various atoms and molecules with and without the interaction picture. These include the beryllium atom (STO-3G); H2O (STO-3G or STO-6G); and H10 (1.786 a.u. and 2.4 a.u., STO-3G). The H10 integral files are not included since they were from other authors (https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00569). Full configuration interaction calculations are also included as appropriate. The H2O and beryllium...

Instances for \"Integer Programming Techniques for Workforce Assignment Models that Recognize Human Learning\"

Huan Jin, Barrett W. Thomas & Mike Hewitt
These datasets were used for the computational experiments associated with the paper "Integer programming techniques for makespan minimizing workforce assignment models that recognize human learning." Publications details for the paper are available from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2016.03.027 and http://myweb.uiowa.edu/bthoa/iowa/Research.html.

Instances for Sugarcane Harvest Logistics in Louisiana

Barrett W. Thomas, Kamal Lamsal & Philip C. Jones
This zip file contains the 11 instances used in the paper “Continuous time scheduling for sugarcane harvest logistics in Louisiana.” (https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2015.1052156) You can find the publication details for that paper at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/bthoa/iowa/Research.html. The paper contains all of the details regarding the construction of the sets.

Multi-Period Orienteering with Uncertain Adoption Likelihood and Waiting at Customers. Data

Shu Zhang, Jeffrey W Ohlmann & Barrett W Thomas

Daily Routing for Customer Relationships in Pharmaceutical Sales

Shu Zhang, Jeffrey W Ohlmann & Barrett W Thomas

Data for A Hybrid Fluxgate and Search Coil Magnetometer Concept Using a Racetrack Core

David M. Miles
The data is raw measurements from a prototype magnetic field instrument. The data was all captured in a laboratory setup and is intended to demonstrate the utility of the instrument concept to future satellite and rocket applications. There are also a series of matlab scripts which import and process the data to create the figures in the accompanying manuscript.

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