This dissertation explores the spatial and temporal distributions of impurities in natural ice. Using polarized light, ion chromatography (IC), synchrotron x-ray topography (SXT), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy-dispersive...
Casimir effect. Zero-point field. Electric conductivity. Quantum electrodynamics.
The Casimir force arises from an alteration of boundary condition in vacuum and is often regarded as a manifestation of quantum zero point energy. Considerable progress has been made in the last decade with an impressive achievement of experimental...
Epilepsy is associated with cognitive impairments which often manifest as a higher prevalence of memory impairments. Memory impairments in patients with epilepsy may persist even with sufficient control of seizures, suggesting other factors may...
Red milkweed beetle. Insects -- Flight. Insects -- Dispersal.
Most detailed studies of insect flight and dispersal have used long flying species as subjects. Little is known of the flight ecology of comparatively short flying species. This thesis reports the findings of a 4 year study of the flight behavior...
Electric generators -- Windings. Electric inductors -- Design and construction -- Mathematical models. Electric current converters -- Design and construction -- Mathematical models. Energy dissipation -- Mathematical models.
Magnetic components for high-frequency power conversion applications can have significant losses that compromise the performance of the converter. In particular, winding losses can be large due to high-frequency effects that are difficult to model...
Many environmental toxicants found in pesticides, herbicides, and industrial solvents are believed to have deleterious effects on development by disrupting hormone-sensitive processes. Xenopus embryos were exposed to commonly encountered endocrine...
Polynomials. Finite fields (Algebra). Algebraic functions. Number theory.
The ring of univariate polynomials over a finite field shares many foundational arithmetic properties with the ring of rational integers. This similarity makes it possible for many problems in elementary number theory to be translated 'through the...
The new APM South Equatorial Strip Catalog $({-}17\sp\circ.5<\delta<2\sp\circ.5)$ is used to select a sample of early-type galaxies in three directions: (1) 15h10-16h10; (2) 20h30-21h50; (3) 00h10-01h30. The distances and peculiar motions of...
This dissertation examines the behavioral and physiological adaptations employed by modern humans to subsist in tropical rainforests. I employ various theoretical and methodological approaches to test hypotheses using empirical data from African...
Sea ice appears to form an impenetrable boundary at the ocean-atmosphere interface in polar regions, yet in fact its porous structure provides critical pathways for the exchange of heat, gases, salts, and other chemical species impacting the global...
Magnetic fields at all scales are prevalent in our universe. However, current cosmological models predict that initially the universe was bereft of large-scale fields. Standard magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) does not permit magnetogenesis; in the MHD...
The thesis is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of brittle compressive fracture of columnar S2 ice. The work quantifies the strength of fresh-water S2 ice and investigates its characteristic brittle failure modes under biaxial...
Black-throated blue warbler -- Fertility. ; Black-throated blue warbler -- Reproduction. ; Black-throated blue warbler -- Behavior. ; Black-throated blue warbler -- Food. ; Black-throated blue warbler -- New Hampshire -- West Thornton. ; Parental...
Populations are, by definition, a collection of individuals, so the mechanisms of population change often occur at the level of the individual. The goal of this research was to examine how variability in the behavior of individual females...
Black-throated blue warbler -- Reproduction. ; Black-throated blue warbler -- New Hampshire. ; Black-throated blue warbler -- Jamaica. ; Black-throated blue warbler -- Mortality -- Mathematical models. ; Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects --...
Understanding the processes that determine the abundance of migratory birds has been difficult because these species move between diverse locations on different continents. Furthermore, events during one stage of the annual cycle are likely to...
Breast -- Magnetic resonance imaging. Breast -- Tomography. Near infrared spectroscopy. Optical tomography. Imaging systems -- Design and construction. Diagnostic imaging -- Mathematical models.