11 Works

Borehole and transmissivity dataset, Uganda

Michael Owor, Joseph Okullo, Helen C Fallas, Alan M MacDonald, Donald John MacAllister & Richard Taylor
This dataset comprises 655 borehole records and previously unanalysed pumping tests from across Uganda that were compiled from historical borehole records held within 9 district water offices. The dataset is a compilation of historical borehole records held within nine district water offices across Uganda. These data originated from numerous drilling campaigns undertaken by private contractors in each district to site and construct hand-pump borehole community water supplies between 2000 to 2018. In total over 1000...

Data from: The sound of recovery: coral reef restoration success is detectable in the soundscape

Timothy Lamont, Ben Williams, Lucille Chapuis, Mochyudho Prasetya, Marie Seraphim, Harry Harding, Eleanor May, Noel Janetski, Jamaluddin Jompa, Dave Smith, Andrew Radford & Stephen Simpson
1. Pantropical degradation of coral reefs is prompting considerable investment in their active restoration. However, current measures of restoration success are based largely on coral cover, which does not fully reflect ecosystem function or reef health. 2. Soundscapes are an important aspect of reef health; loud and diverse soundscapes guide the recruitment of reef organisms, but this process is compromised when degradation denudes soundscapes. As such, acoustic recovery is a functionally important component of ecosystem...

Ku- and Ka-band polarimetric radar backscatter of Arctic sea ice between October 2019 and September 2020 - VERSION 2.0

Julienne Stroeve, Vishnu Nandan, Rasmus Tonboe, Stefan Hendricks, Robert Ricker & Gunnar Spreen
This data set provides processed Ku- and Ka-band fully-polarimetric backscatter and derived polarimetric parameters from hourly scans, acquired using the KuKa radar, during Legs 1, 2, 4 and 5 of the 2019-2020 MOSAiC International Arctic Drift Expedition. Scans were acquired during winter (Legs 1 and 2), advanced melt (Leg 4) and freeze-up (Leg 5) seasons, from various Remote Sensing (RS) sites, located in the MOSAiC ice floe. The first deployment of the KuKa radar was...

UCL CPOM CryoSat2 derived Dynamic Ocean Topography 2011-2021

Harold Heorton
The ocean surface height is constantly varying under the effects of gravity, density and the Earth's rotation. Information on the Ocean surface elevation in polar regions is available from the CryoSat2 Radar instrument. We compare ocean surface elevation to a static geoid product (GOCO03s) to give the part of the ocean surface elevation accountable due to surface currents, the Dynamic Ocean Topography (DOT). This measurement is smoothed over 100 km and gives monthly surface currents....

UCL CPOM CryoSat2 Polar Ocean Significant Wave Height 2011-2019

Harold Heorton
We present the significant ocean surface wave heights in the Arctic and Southern Oceans from CryoSat-2 data. We use a semi-analytical model for an idealised synthetic aperture satellite radar or pulse-limited radar altimeter echo power. We develop a processing methodology that specifically considers both the Synthetic Aperture and Pulse Limited modes of the radar that change close to the sea ice edge within the Arctic Ocean. All CryoSat-2 echoes to date were matched by our...

Environmental variation and biotic interactions limit adaptation at ecological margins: lessons from rainforest Drosophila and European butterflies

Eleanor K. O'Brien, Greg M. Walter & Jon Bridle
Models of local adaptation to spatially varying selection predict that maximum rates of evolution are determined by the interaction between increased adaptive potential owing to increased genetic variation, and the cost genetic variation brings by reducing population fitness. We discuss existing and new results from our laboratory assays and field transplants of rainforest Drosophila and UK butterflies along environmental gradients, which try to test these predictions in natural populations. Our data suggest that: (i) local...

Tuneable magnetic nanocomposites for remote self-healing?

Ranjeet Gupta, Charles Footer, Gavin Stenning, Jawwad Darr & Ketan Pancholi
The aim of this research is to develop a method to prepare a multiferroic-Polyamide 6 (PA6) nanocomposite with tuneable magnetocaloric properties for self-healing structure. It was shown that maintaining the low interaction radius through the dispersion of the low coercivity MNPs, could allow tuning of the bulk magnetocaloric properties of the resulting mesostructures. An in-situ polymerisation method improved dispersion and reduced maximum interaction radius value from ca. 806 to 371 nm as well as increased...

Data from: How to date a crocodile – estimation of neosuchian clade ages and a comparison of four time-scaling methods

Sebastian Groh, Paul Upchurch, Paul M. Barrett & Julia J. Day
Clade ages within the crocodylomorph clade Neosuchia have long been debated. Molecular and morphological studies have yielded remarkably divergent results. Despite recent advances, there has been no comprehensive relative comparison of the major time calibration methods available to estimate clade ages based on morphological data. We used four methods (cal3, Extended Hedman [EH], smoothed Ghost-Lineage-Analysis [sGLA] and the Fossilised Birth-Death model [FBD]) to date clade ages derived from a published crocodylomorph supertree and a new...

Avian seed dispersal may be insufficient for plants to track future temperature change on tropical mountains

Larissa Nowak, Matthias Schleuning, Irene M. A. Bender, Katrin Böhning-Gaese, D. Matthias Dehling, Susanne A. Fritz, W. Daniel Kissling, Thomas Mueller, Eike Lena Neuschulz, Alex L. Pigot, Marjorie C. Sorensen & Isabel Donoso
Abstract Aim: Climate change causes species’ range shifts globally. Terrestrial plant species often lag behind temperature shifts, and it is unclear to what extent animal-dispersed plants can track climate change. Here, we estimate the ability of bird-dispersed plant species to track future temperature change on a tropical mountain. Location: Tropical elevational gradient (500–3500 m a.s.l.) in the Manú biosphere reserve, Peru Time period: 1960–1990 to 2061–2080 Taxa: Fleshy-fruited plants, avian frugivores Methods: Using simulations based...

A comparative study on the stability of the furfural molecule on the low index Ni, Pd and Pt surfaces

Alveena Z. Khan, Jacob Alitt, Rhiannon Germaney, Ikutaro Hamada, Peter P. Wells, Nikolaos Dimitratos, C. Richard A. Catlow, Alberto Villa & Arunabhiram Chutia
We present a comparative density functional theory investigation of the furfural (Ff ) molecule on the low index Ni, Pd and Pt surfaces to understand its geometrical and electronic properties to gain mechanistic insights into the experimentally measured catalytic reactivities of these metal catalysts. We show that the number of metal d-states, which hybridize with the nearest C and O p-orbitals of the Ff molecule, can be used to explain the stability of the Ff...

Auditory Perceptual Learning in Autistic Adults

Samra Alispahic, Elizabeth Pellicano, Anne Cutler & Mark Antoniou
Dataset to support article of the same name published by Autism Research journal (ISSN:1939-3806).

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  • 2022

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  • University College London
  • Natural Environment Research Council
  • University of Bristol
  • Jet Propulsion Lab
  • University of Milan
  • University of Bologna
  • Natural History Museum
  • Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Southampton