1,668 Works

National Seismic Networks of Switzerland

Swiss Seismological Service (SED) At ETH Zurich
National Seismic Networks of Switzerland, comprising all permanent high gain (short period and broadband) and low gain strong motion stations.

NCAR Integrated Sounding System (ISS)

UCAR/NCAR-Earth Observing Laboratory
The Integrated Sounding Systems (ISS) is a self contained meteorological observing system at the Earth Observing Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The ISS combines surface, sounding, and remote sensing instrumentation to provide a comprehensive description of lower atmospheric thermodynamics and winds.

Integrating goods delivery with electrical surface transit networks : the Trum strategy for urban freight transport in Vancouver and elsewhere

Simon L'Allier
This thesis examines a way to integrate goods movement with Light Rail Transit (LRT) and trolleybus networks used for public transit. In essence, this implies the use of a new concept vehicle to deliver goods within urban areas, named the Trum, for its hybrid nature between a truck and a tramway, that connects with electrical infrastructure also used to power surface transit vehicles. The approach taken in this research is exploratory as its main objectives...

Studies related to: bark extractives of western white pine; and synthesis of indole alkaloids

Günter Klaus Eigendorf
Part I of this thesis describes the structural elucidation of eleven triterpenes isolated from the benzene extract of Western white pine (Pinus monticbla Dougl.) bark. Chemical and detailed spectroscopic investigations revealed the presence of a common tetracyclic A9(ll)-lanostene skeleton in all of the investigated materials. Structural variations were found at the C3 position and in the side chain at C17. The following assignments have been made: compound I, 33~methoxy-5a-lanost-9(ll)-en-24S,25-diol (43); compound II, the corresponding 33-hydroxy...

Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (ToF-AMS) for HIAPER

Jose Jimenez & UCAR/NCAR-Earth Observing Laboratory
This is a version of the Aerodyname Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS), with time-of-flight (TOF) capability, built and certified for operation on the NSF/NCAR GV (HIAPER). It is based on the original quadrupole design, but the addition of TOF capability increases the sensitivity and time (hence spatial) resolution and enables characterization of single particles. The basic measurement is size-resolved determination of the chemical composition of sub-micrometer non-refractory particles with spatial resolution typically less than 1 km.

NCAR GPS Advanced Upper-Air Sounding System (GAUS)

UCAR/NCAR-Earth Observing Laboratory
GAUS is a balloon-borne rawinsonde sounding system. Through GPS technology, the GAUS measures high vertical resolution of temperature, humidity and winds at locations around the world. Each system includes a meteorological observing station to record thermodynamic data at the surface and the infrastructure to provide local data processing, display and communications. Data from GAUS can be transferred by phone, Internet or the Global Telecommunication System (GTS) to scientists at universities, other research institutions and operational...

Trace Organic Gas Analyzer (TOGA) for HIAPER

Eric Apel & UCAR/NCAR-Earth Observing Laboratory
TOGA is a fast gas chromatograph combined with a mass spectrometer (MS). TOGA provides atmospheric mixing ratios of an extensive and growing list of compounds, nearly any organic species in the C2-C10 molecular structure range. The list includes alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, chlorofluorocarbons, halons, plus reactive oxygenated species such as alcohols, ketones, esters, and acids. Typically, a subset of some 40 different trace gases are measured, all at sensitivity to levels that occur in the atmosphere.

NSF/NCAR Hercules C130 Aircraft

UCAR/NCAR-Earth Observing Laboratory
The C-130 is a versatile and capable research platform that carries a wide variety of scientific payloads. The C-130 has a 10-hour flight endurance, a 2,900 nautical mile range at up to 27,000 ft, and a payload capacity of up to 13,000 lbs. In addition to standard thermodynamic, microphysics and radiation sensors, the C-130 has a roomy fuselage payload area (414 ft2) and many versatile inlets and optical ports. The aircraft carries instruments and sensors...

Numerical model of wave effects on permeable vertical barriers above the seabed

Gang Yang
This thesis describes a numerical model used to predict the interaction of a regular small amplitude wave train with a thin permeable vertical barrier extending from the water surface to some distance above the seabed. The case of wave interactions with a pair of such barriers is also treated. The approach used is based on an eigenfunction expansion method and utilizes a boundary condition at the barrier surface which accounts for energy dissipation within the...

S-PolKa: S-band/Ka-band Dual Polarization, Dual Wavelength Doppler Radar

UCAR/NCAR-Earth Observing Laboratory
NCAR/EOL's S-PolKa radar is an advanced, transportable, ground-based dual-polarimetric, dual-wavelength, Doppler weather radar. S-PolKa transmits 10 cm wavelength (S-band) and 0.86 cm wavelength (Ka-band) simultaneously with matched beamwidths and range resolution. The dual-polarimetric capabilities of S-PolKa lead to improved precipitation estimates over what is available on conventional radars, as well as real-time identification of hydrometeor types. The absolute phase measurements from S-PolKa can be used to compute and monitor in real time the low-level humidity...

The integration of housing and economic activites: a case study of low-income settlements in Kumasi, Ghana

Samuel K. Afrane
This dissertation is concerned with the appropriateness of the conventional urban land use segregation concept which separates people's residence from their place of work. The empirical research is focused on the creative processes by which households in four low income settlements in Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana, integrate their economic survival strategies into the design and use of their housing. The study analyses the extent to which income, settlement type (i.e., informal or...

HIAPER Airborne Radiation Package (HARP)

Rick Shetter, Samuel Hall & UCAR/NCAR-Earth Observing Laboratory
The H ARP instrument package consists of six spectrometers for the measurement of actinic flux and spectral irradiance. Each spectrometer is contr olled with a PC - 104 based Data - Sampling - Module ( DSM ) with wiring specific for each type of spectrometer.

Enforcing justice : the influence of norms on the efficacy of international criminal tribunals

Azurondel Stankovic
The increase in the creation of International Criminal Tribunals (ICTs) in recent years has spawned a growing literature regarding the use of such tribunals in situations of violent conflict. This literature is divided between proponents of the use of ICTs as a means to secure the resolution of conflict through the upholding norms of justice and holding the actors in a conflict accused of committing war crimes accountable for these actions, and sceptics who question...

Mature white spruce stands in the Mid-Boreal Upland Ecoregion of Saskatchewan

Sharon Margaret Hope
A three-stage approach was used to investigate mature white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) stand types in Saskatchewan. The approach involved: 1) identification of potential stand types in a conceptual model, 2) description and quantification of stand structure and forest floor processes in selected representative stand types and 3) simulation of two stand types using the ecosystem management model, FORECAST. The computer model explored the role of nitrogen fixation in succession patterns under different disturbance...

Winston Churchill’s The Second World War : metanarrative, markets, and the politics of memory

David J. Gossen
The potency of memoirs to shape collective memory makes it important to seek a critical understanding of their political and historical functions. Memoirs offer insights into the character, motives, and influence of political leaders, yet many scholars question this genre's ability to produce accurate history, insightful political analysis, or literature of merit. However, to the extent that memoirs contribute to our knowledge and understanding of the past they deserve closer study. Memoirs mediate remembrance of...

"Now look, the picture shows" : the visualization of disordered eating in Victorian children’s literature

Lisa Brocklebank
This thesis explores the myriad ways in which the apparently unrelated discourses of medicine, fiction and photography intertwine in the depiction of disordered eating. It examines the medical literature of the physician William Withey Gull, who first diagnosed anorexia nervosa as a discrete disease in 1874, alongside select works of Victorian children's fiction. In analysing Gull's "Anorexia Nervosa (Apepsia Hysterica, Anorexia Hysterica)" (1874) and "Anorexia Nervosa" (1888), Mary De Morgan's "A Toy Princess" (1877), Dr....

The Caenorhabditis elegans homologue of huntingtin interacting protein 1 has multiple roles in development

Jodey Alexander Parker
Endocytosis is an essential process in all eukaryotes and is involved in biological processes such as nutrient uptake and neurotransmitter recycling. Mammalian cell culture and yeast genetic studies have implicated the HIP1/SLA2 family of genes in linking the actin cytoskeleton to endocytosis. The contribution of the cytoskeleton to endocytic events is not well understood. Human HIP1 is of medical importance as it has been shown to interact with huntingtin, and may be important to the...

Effects of forest loss and fragmentation with urbanization on bird communities in Vancouver

Kenneth Boon Hwee Er
Habitat modification with urbanization encompasses the processes of habitat loss and fragmentation. In line with the urban wildlife management goal of maximizing species diversity at the landscape and within-patch scales, it is important to understand the effects of these two processes on wildlife communities. Using Vancouver in British Columbia as the study area, I tested the hypotheses that (1) loss in forest area in the landscape with urbanization results in bird extirpations as expressed by...


Siaw Kin Lee
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Graduate recitals

Janice Mae Jensen
Vier ernste Gesange, Op. 121 (Four Serious Songs) by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) displays a breathtaking motivic concentration and subtlety. To take just one example, the desolate falling thirds that open the third song are transformed by inversion into assuaging rising sixths at death's final welcoming 'O Tod, wie wohl tust du:' one fundamental idea contemplated from two diametrically opposed standpoints. Concerto written in 1961 by Robert A. Spillman (1948-) was composed while on faculty at...

The new writers in occupied Shanghai, 1941-1945

Yi-Chen Chen
This thesis is focused on the new writers who appeared in Shanghai during the Japanese Occupation between December 1941 and August 1945. The rise of these new writers to fame and their subsequent disappearance from the literary scene were consistent with the fall and liberation o f Shanghai. In the meantime, their appearance and disappearance were parallel with the success and decline of magazines published in Shanghai during that period as well. Both the magazines...

Liposome encapsulation enhances the anti-inflammatory activity of an ICAM-1 antisense oligonucleotide

Sandra K. Klimuk
Antisense oligonucleotides are designed to specifically bind to a variety of DNA and RNA targets to inhibit the translation of the genetic code into protein. By targeting disease-associated proteins this technology offers the potential for rapid design of highly specific drugs. However, the development of antisense molecules as a novel class of therapeutics has been slowed because of the undesirable pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of these molecules. For example, antisense oligonucleotides cannot readily penetrate cells,...

Literary modernity : Studies in Lu Xun and Shen Congwen

Maorong Cheng
Being an integral part of cultural modernity, literary modernity is an on-going, self-negating, and self-rejuvenating process. It has always been engaged in a dialectical relationship with tradition and is inseparable from the quest for reality based on artistic autonomy and communicative intersubjectivity. In the first half of my thesis, I attempt to show how and why literary tradition has played a decisive role in the process of literary modernity, how and why the Chinese literary...

Maya seats and Maya seats-of-authority

Sandra Eleanor Noble
Interpretation of Maya social organization through material remains has long been a subject of speculation. The gap between data and interpretation inevitably involves the concerns and conditions of the society producing such interpretive discourse, and diverging interests and modes of analysis continue to result in alternative and often conflicting interpretations of ancient Maya society, often involving suppositions of systemic weakness that led to the collapse of its centralized or dynastic authorities in the ninth century....

The hormonal regulation of cadherin-11 expression in the human endometrium

George Tzer-Chou Chen
The human endometrium undergoes cyclic proliferation, differentiation, and shedding in response to 17R-estradiol and progesterone. To date, the cellular mechanisms by which these gonadal steroids regulate the formation and organisation of this dynamic tissue remain poorly understood. We have recently determined that cadherin-11, a type 2 classical cadherin, is spatiotemporally expressed in the human endometrium during the menstrual cycle. In particular, cadherin-11 is first detected in the endometrial stroma during the secretory phase of the...

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  • 2015

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