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Feb 08- “Critical national security and homeland defense missions are at an unacceptably high risk of extended outage from failure of the electric grid.” May 09- “Aurora threat revealed the possibility that sophisticated hackers could seriously damage the grid by destroying mechanisms downstream from the initial point of attack.” Feb 10- “DoD will conduct a coordinated energy assessment, prioritize critical assets, and promote investments in energy efficiency to ensure that critical installations are adequately prepared for prolonged outages caused by natural disasters, accidents, or attacks.” References:
License GPL (> = 2)
- Sara Lopez-pintado <sl@columbia. Edu; Aurora Torrente; Needscompilation No
Description This package provides an Rcmdr plug-in based on the depthTools package, which implements different robust statistical tools for the description and analysis of gene expression data based on the Modified Band Depth, namely, the scale curves for visualizing the dispersion of one or various groups of samples (e.g. types of tumors), a rank test to decide whether two groups of samples come from a single distribution and two methods of supervised classification techniques, the DS and TAD methods.
net was slid underneath the cage to catch invertebrates as it was lifted through the water column and into the boat. Cages were placed in plastic dish pans and rinsed with lake water. Individual rocks were rinsed, inspected, and discarded. All organisms found were picked and preserved. Table 2b shows the historical sampling schedule for substrate cages deployed in the Aurora Trout Lakes. Chaoborus Hauls Duplicate Chaoborus hauls were made during daylight at five stations per lake. Sample depth was recorded and duplicate hauls were pooled. Attempts were made to match Chaoborus sampling stations with Eckman dredge stations. Two stations...
6. Performing Organization Code
- The Aurora; Manish Agarwal; Thomas H. Maze; Reginald Souleyrette
The opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not
Enrique Díez-Canedo, Buenos Aires, 1936
- Díez-Canedo, Aurora
Una selección de cartas (en su mayoría inéditas hasta ahora) del archivo de Enrique Díez-Canedo, embajador de la República española en Argentina de julio de 1936 a febrero de 1937, ofrece la posibilidad de reconstruir con detalle las relaciones, movimientos e intrigas de la diplomacia hispano-argentina en palabras de los protagonistas, así como de entender las complicaciones de su gestión y las razones de su precipitada dimisión del cargo de embajador, a menos de un año de haberlo asumido.
A pilot outreach physiotherapy and dietetic quality improvement initiative reduces IV antibiotic requirements in children with moderate-severe cystic fibrosis.
- Ledger, SJ; Owen, E; Prasad, SA; Goldman, A; Willams, J; Aurora, P
BACKGROUND: At our hospital the current model of care for children with moderate-severe CF is focused on intensive inpatient intervention, regular outpatient clinic review and specialist outreach care as required. An alternative model providing more regular physiotherapy and dietetic outreach support, in addition to these specialist services, may be more effective. METHODS: 16 children (4 male; 12 female; mean age 10.9±2.93; range 4-15years) who required >40days of IV antibiotics in the 12-months pre-intervention were enrolled. Physiotherapy included weekly-supervised exercise sessions, alongside regular review of home physiotherapy regimens. Dietetic management included 1-2 monthly monitoring of growth, appetite, intake and absorption, and...
- Christelle Cayrou; Alice Vigneron; Slavica Stanojcic; Olivier Ganier; Isabelle Peiffer; Eric Rivals; Aurore Puy; Sabine Laurent-chabalier; Romain Desprat; Marcel Méchali
Genome-scale analysis of metazoan replication origins reveals their
- Enke Baldini; Salvatore Sorrenti; Caterina Mian; Maria R Pelizzo; Enrico De Antoni; Silvio Palermo; Stefania Morrone; Susi Barollo; Angela Nesca; Costanzo G Moretti
PDF corresponds to the article as it appeared upon acceptance. Fully formatted PDF and full text (HTML) versions will be made available soon. Aurora kinases are expressed in medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and their inhibition suppresses in vitro growth and tumorigenicity of the MTC derived cell line TT
Educar para afrontar las crisis sociales
- Bernal Martínez de Soria, Aurora; Carrica Ochoa, Sarah
RAW MATERIALS USED FOR THE PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER PRODUCTION IN ROMANIA- NEW RADIOMETRIC DATA
- Aurora M�ru�a Iancu (carave�eanu; Delia-georgeta Dumitra; Tefan Marincea; Adriana Ion; Essaid Bilal; Maria Angela Anason
Abstract Uranium, thorium and potassium were measured by low background gamma spectrometry in natural apatites used as raw materials in the phosphate fertilizer industry. The results confirmed that the phosphates of sedimentary origin (i.e. the samples from Jordan and Morocco) have higher concentrations of uranium (98-119 ppm) and lower concentrations of thorium (21-31 ppm), while phosphates of magmatic origin (i.e., Kola Peninsula, Rajasthan) are thorium-richer (40-117 ppm) and uranium-poorer (24-35 ppm). Key-words: phosphates, uranium, thorium, sedimentary, magmatic hal-00788976, version 1- 15 Feb 2013
Unraveling electron acceleration mechanisms in Ganymede's space environment through N-S conjugate imagery of Jupiter's aurora
- Grodent, Denis; Bonfond, Bertrand; Gérard, Jean-Claude; Radioti, Aikaterini; Gustin, Jacques; Nichols, Jonathan; Bunce, Emma; Clarke, John
Cassini UVIS Saturn Auroral Images from the 2013 HST/Cassini Campaign
- Pryor, Wayne; Jouchoux, Alain; Esposito, Larry; Crary, Franck; Radioti, Aikaterini; Grodent, Denis; Gustin, Jacques; Gérard, Jean-Claude; Kurth, William; Mitchell, Donald; Nichols, Jonathan; Badman, Sarah
In 2013 coordinated observations of Saturn by the Cassini spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) were obtained. During these observations the Cassini spacecraft provided a high-latitude view of Saturn's auroras. Intense auroras were observed by the Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) from close range (about 5 Saturn radii away). A 6-frame UVIS movie has been constructed from some of the observations from May 20- 21, 2013 showing the evolution of two bright auroral features. We report on the UVIS images, the corresponding spectra, and compare the UVIS data to HST images and data from other Cassini instruments.
Cassini’s recent high inclination views of Saturn’s UV aurorae
- Grodent, Denis; Gustin, Jacques; Radioti, Aikaterini; Bonfond, Bertrand; Gérard, Jean-Claude; Nichols, Jonathan; Pryor, Wayne
On 22 May 2012, Cassini flew by Titan at a closest approach distance of 955 km. This T83 flyby significantly changed the inclination of the spacecraft’s orbit and marked the beginning of the XXM inclined phase 1 which will last until March 16, 2015. During this 3-year period, the inclination of Cassini’s orbit reaches very high values, up to 62° in April 2013. This makes it possible to obtain exceptionally good views of Saturn’s poles to observe the auroral emissions in different wavelength ranges.
In this presentation, we will summarize the auroral observations taken in the UV with the UVIS camera....
Jupiter’s elusive bald patch
- Grodent, Denis; Bonfond, Bertrand; Gustin, Jacques; Radioti, Aikaterini; Gérard, Jean-Claude; Bunce, Emma; Nichols, Jonathan; Clarke, John
The detailed morphology of Jupiter’s UV auroral emissions is definitely very complex. To some extent, this complexity depicts the zoo of processes taking place inside, and sometimes, outside Jupiter’s enormous magnetosphere. One is naturally more inclined to focus on the bright emissions, but recent progresses in cosmology teach us that there is also important information in the darkness. In this present, preliminary study, we are exploring a dark region of Jupiter’s polar aurora -“Jupiter’s bald patch”- located poleward of the main emission (oval). It appears to be bordered by patchy features belonging to auroral regions often referred to as the...
Unexpected properties of bandwidth choice when smoothing discrete data for constructing a functional data classifier
- Carroll, Raymond J.; Delaigle, Aurore; Hall, Peter
The data functions that are studied in the course of functional data analysis are assembled from discrete data, and the level of smoothing that is used is generally that which is appropriate for accurate approximation of the conceptually smooth functions that were not actually observed. Existing literature shows that this approach is effective, and even optimal, when using functional data methods for prediction or hypothesis testing. However, in the present paper we show that this approach is not effective in classification problems. There a useful rule of thumb is that undersmoothing is often desirable, but there are several surprising qualifications...
DERIVING MFCC PARAMETERS FROM THE DYNAMIC SPECTRUM FOR ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION
- Nengheng Zheng; Xia Li; Houwei Cao; Tan Lee; P. C. Ching
State-of-the-art automatic speech recognition systems typically adopt the feature set containing Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCC) and their time derivatives. The noise vulnerability of MFCC significantly degrades the recognition performance of such systems in noisy conditions. This paper describes a noise-robust feature extraction method. A set of new MFCC features is derived from the dynamic spectrum instead of the static spectrum as in the conventional MFCC feature extraction. It is shown that the dynamic spectrum um preserves the spectral envelope information and, at the same time, me, is more noise resistant than the static spectrum. ExperimentssonAu on Aurora 2 database show...
REFERENCE EIGEN-ENVIRONMENT AND SPEAKER WEIGHTING FOR ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION
- Yuan-fu Liao; Hung-hsiang Fang; Chih-min Yang
In this paper a reference eigen-environment and speaker weighting (RESW) method is proposed for online HMM adaptation. RESW establishes multiple eigen-MLLR subspaces as the set of a priori knowledge according to certain affecting factors, such as noise type, SNR, male and female. It then projects an input test utterance simultaneously into the set of eigen-subspaces and optimally synthesizes out a set of suitable HMMs. The proposed RESW was evaluated on Aurora 2 multicondition training task. Experimental results showed that average word error rate (WER) of 6.11 % was achieved. RESW not only outperformed the multi-condition training baseline (Multi-Con., 13.72%) but...
Statistical tests for voice activity detection
- J. M. Górriz; C. G. Puntonet; J. Ramírez; J. C. Segura
Abstract. A robust and effective voice activity detection (VAD) algorithm is proposed for improving speech recognition performance in noisy environments. The approach is based on filtering the input channel to avoid high energy noisy components and then the determination of the speech/non-speech bispectra by means of third order autocumulants. This algorithm differs from many others in the way the decision rule is formulated (detection tests) and the domain used in this approach. Clear improvements in speech/non-speech discrimination accuracy demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed VAD. It is shown that application of statistical detection test leads to a better separation of...
ISSN: 1955-611XThe effect of donors ’ policy coherence on growth
- Aurore Gary; Mathilde Maurel; Aurore Gary; Mathilde Maurel
JEL classification: F35-019-040
ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS Mass and density of asteroids (16) Psyche and (121) Hermione
- B. Viateau
Abstract. The first determination of the mass of asteroids (16) Psyche and (121) Hermione is reported. From an encounter with asteroid (94) Aurora, the value (8.7 ± 2.6) 10 −12 M ⊙ (solar mass) was derived for the mass of (16) Psyche. A mean density of (1.8±0.6) g/cm 3 was deduced for this asteroid, which is much smaller than expected, since Psyche is believed to be a M-type asteroid (i.e. an asteroid of metallic composition). Some reasons that can explain this result are given, as well as some directions for further studies that could help improving the accuracy of the...