Zika virus: Endemic and epidemic ranges of Aedes mosquito transmission

Journal of Infection and Public Health, Volume 10, Issue 1, January–February 2017, Pages 120–123 By David F. Attaway, Nigel M. Waters, Estella M. Geraghty, and Kathryn H. Jacobsen “As evidence linking Zika virus with serious health complications strengthens, public health officials and clinicians worldwide need to know which locations are likely to be at risk … [Read more…]

Geoelectric hazard maps for the continental United States

Geophysical Research Letters 43, published online 19 September 2016 By Love, J. J., et al. “In support of a multiagency project for assessing induction hazards, we present maps of extreme-value geoelectric amplitudes over about half of the continental United States. These maps are constructed using a parameterization of induction: estimates of Earth surface impedance, obtained … [Read more…]

Satellite Derived Bathymetry using Adaptive-Geographically Weighted Regression Model

Marine Geodesy, published online 07 October 2016 By Poliyapram Vinayaraj, Venkatesh Raghavan, and Shinji Masumoto “The common practice adopted in previous attempts on Satellite Derived Bathymetry (SDB) has been to calibrate a single set of coefficients using global regression model. In this study we propose an Adaptive Geographically Weighted Regression (A-GWR) model that takes into … [Read more…]

Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Neural Tube Defects and Detection of Geographical Factors in Shanxi Province, China

PLOS ONE, Published 21 April 2016 By Yilan Liao, Yan Zhang, Lei He, Jinfeng Wang, Xin Liu, Ningxu Zhang, and Bing Xu “Background: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are congenital birth defects that occur in the central nervous system, and they have the highest incidence among all birth defects. Shanxi Province in China has the world’s … [Read more…]

Risks of developing breast and colorectal cancer in association with incomes and geographic locations in Texas: a retrospective cohort study

BMC Cancer 2016 16:294, Published 26 April 2016 By Zheyu Liu, Kai Zhang, and Xianglin L. Du “Background: No study has been conducted to investigate the spatial pattern and association of socioeconomic status (such as income) with breast and colorectal cancer incidence in Texas, United States. This study aimed to determine whether median household income … [Read more…]

Geostatistical interpolation model selection based on ArcGIS and spatio-temporal variability analysis of groundwater level in piedmont plains, northwest China

SpringerPlus, Published 11 April 2016 By Yong Xiao, Xiaomin Gu, Shiyang YinEmail author, Jingli Shao, Yali Cui, Qiulan Zhang, and Yong Niu “Based on the geo-statistical theory and ArcGIS geo-statistical module, datas of 30 groundwater level observation wells were used to estimate the decline of groundwater level in Beijing piedmont. Seven different interpolation methods (inverse … [Read more…]

Polar Challenge: Creating an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Under Sea-Ice Exploration

World Ocean Council Partners with World Climate Research Programme and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to Promote Industry Involvement in Polar Research Innovation The World Ocean Council (WOC) is working to foster private sector participation in the Polar Challenge – a competition to develop an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) capable of a 2,000 km … [Read more…]

Habitat-based cetacean density models for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 22615, Published Online 03 March 2016 By Jason J. Roberts, Benjamin D. Best, Laura Mannocci, Ei Fujioka, Patrick N. Halpin, Debra L. Palka, Lance P. Garrison, Keith D. Mullin, Timothy V. N. Cole, Christin B. Khan, William A. McLellan, D. Ann Pabst, and Gwen G. Lockhart “Cetaceans are protected worldwide … [Read more…]

A submarine landslide source for the devastating 1964 Chenega tsunami, southern Alaska

Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 438, 15 March 2016, Pages 112–121 By Daniel S. Brothers, Peter J. Haeussler, Lee Liberty, David Finlayson, Eric Geist, Keith Labay, and Mike Byerly “Highlights: New geophysical evidence for a large landslide complex offshore Chenega Island. Pervasive failure of glacimarine sediment along a perched sedimentary basin. Earthquake-triggered submarine landslides … [Read more…]