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Into the Belly of the Beast

Joshua S. Bloom

in What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145570
eISBN:
9781400837007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145570.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the definition, emission, and central engine of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Before the afterglow era, GRBs were essentially defined by observations of their high-energy emission. ... More


Planetary Climates

Andrew P. Ingersoll

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145044
eISBN:
9781400848232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145044.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This clear and concise introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite—from Mercury to Neptune ... More


Introduction

Joshua S. Bloom

in What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145570
eISBN:
9781400837007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145570.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This introductory chapter presents the background story on the discovery and research on gamma-ray bursts (GRB). In 1963, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. President John F. Kennedy agreed to ... More


The Space Industries

Vernon W. Ruttan

in Is War Necessary for Economic Growth?: Military Procurement and Technology Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195188042
eISBN:
9780199783410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195188047.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) was created in 1958 to ensure U.S. leadership in areas of space technology considered important to national prestige, national defense, and foreign ... More


 Indosat: Foreign Investment in a Risky Environment

Louis T. Wells

in Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310627
eISBN:
9780199783847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310627.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter discusses the beginnings of International Telephone and Telegraph's (ITT) involvement in the Indosat project in Indonesia. In 1967, ITT belonged to a small group of pioneer firms that ... More


 The Indosat Deal

Louis T. Wells

in Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310627
eISBN:
9780199783847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310627.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The 1967 agreement between ITT and Indonesia stated that Indonesia would own the satellite facility from the outset. At the same time, ITT would build and operate it for twenty years. Instead of ... More


Space Cooperation

Nicola Casarini

in Remaking Global Order: The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199560073
eISBN:
9780191721168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560073.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines EU—China space and satellite navigation cooperation, including the strategic implications of this form of collaboration for the United States. This chapter traces the process ... More


The effects of drought on tropical forest ecosystems

Patrick Meir and John Grace

in Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567066
eISBN:
9780191717888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567066.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Drought stress in tropical forests can have a major impact on global carbon, water, and energy cycles. This chapter examines drought-induced responses in the processing of carbon and water by intact ... More


Tandem repeats

Julian C. Knight

in Human Genetic Diversity: Functional Consequences for Health and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199227693
eISBN:
9780191711015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The discovery and characterisation of tandem repeat DNA has been of fundamental importance in the analysis of human genetic variation. The nature and origins of satellite, minisatellite, and ... More


Radiation and Climate

Ilias Vardavas and Frederic Taylor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This book deals with the theory of atmospheric radiation and radiation transfer, and its application to current problems related to the processes that maintain the global climate of the Earth. It ... More


Archaeology in Mesopotamia: Digging Deeper at Tell Brak: Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture

Joan Oates

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses two recent projects conducted at Tell Brak: an intensive survey of the surrounding countryside and an investigation of the earlier fourth to fifth millennium levels. These ... More


THE EARTH'S RADIATION BUDGET

I. M. Vardavas and F. W. Taylor

in Radiation and Climate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The Earth's radiation budget is examined in detail, beginning with the model input data requirements to generate the radiation fluxes. Requirements for satellite and ground-based validation data, ... More


THEORY OF RADIATION MEASUREMENTS

I. M. Vardavas and F. W. Taylor

in Radiation and Climate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Radiation measurements from the surface, inside the atmosphere, and from satellites are essential for understanding the climate and monitoring its behaviour. The principles of such measurements are ... More


CLIMATE OBSERVATIONS BY RADIOMETRY-SPECTROMETRY

I. M. Vardavas and F. W. Taylor

in Radiation and Climate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The theory from the previous chapter is applied to specific observing systems that detect and monitor climate parameters and climate change by making radiation measurements. A range of specific ... More


The Digital Divide of Telephones and the Internet *

Eric Harwit

in China's Telecommunications Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233748
eISBN:
9780191715556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233748.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter first puts the case of China's ‘digital divide’ in a comparative development context, and considers past studies of the importance of telecommunications spread to areas of low ... More


Conclusion: Information, Constraint, and Democratic Foreign Policy

Matthew A. Baum and Philip B. K. Potter

in War and Democratic Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164984
eISBN:
9781400866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164984.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter discusses the implications of the book's theory and findings for future academic research in international relations. It argues that insufficient attention to underlying ... More


Newton's Phenomena

William L. Harper

in Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data into Evidence about Gravity and Cosmology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570409
eISBN:
9780191728679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570409.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter reviews the phenomena Newton cites. It introduces Römer’s measurement of a finite speed of light obtained from eclipses of one of Jupiter’s moons. It reviews Newton’s Phenomenon 1 and ... More


Creating modulations

Reinhard B. Neder and Thomas Proffen

in Diffuse Scattering and Defect Structure Simulations: A cook book using the program DISCUS

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199233694
eISBN:
9780191715563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233694.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter discusses modulated structures. Modulations lead to the appearance of sharp satellite reflections in the diffraction pattern. The examples provide an introduction to density and ... More


ATOMIC PROCESSES

Takashi Fujimoto

in Plasma Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198530282
eISBN:
9780191713149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530282.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This chapter presents an overview of atomic processes which play important roles in plasma spectroscopy. Starting with the atomic wavefunction of hydrogen, the absorption oscillator strengths between ... More


Asteroseismic Data Analysis: Foundations and Techniques

Sarbani Basu and William J. Chaplin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691162928
eISBN:
9781400888207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162928.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Studies of stars and stellar populations, and the discovery and characterization of exoplanets, are being revolutionized by new satellite and telescope observations of unprecedented quality and ... More


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