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What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

Joshua S. Bloom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145570
eISBN:
9781400837007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145570.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest—and, until recently, among the least understood—cosmic events in the universe. Discovered by chance during the Cold War, these evanescent high-energy explosions ... More


Introduction

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The historical scope, topical focuses, theoretical positions, and structure of the book are introduced. Natural radio and its early reception on telephone lines serve as means to discuss the ... More


Monitoring Drought Using Coarse Resolution Polar-Orbiting Satellite Data

Assaf Anyamba and Compton J. Tucker

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

There are two distinct categories of remotely sensed data: satellite data and aerial data or photographs. Unlike aerial photographs, satellite data have been routinely available for most of the ... More


Quantum Cascade Lasers

Jérôme Faist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198528241
eISBN:
9780191755545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528241.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book provides an introduction to quantum cascade lasers, including the basic underlying models used to describe the devices. It aims at giving a synthetic view of the topic including the aspects ... More


Introduction to Materials Characterization, Analysis, and Metrology

Kannan M. Krishnan

in Principles of Materials Characterization and Metrology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198830252
eISBN:
9780191868665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830252.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Tailoring microstructures is central to materials development for any technological application. Microstructure includes information on the atomic, mesoscopic, and microscopic length scales, and its ... More


Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation

John Cardarelli

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation, ways to measure it in the environment, describes the potential health effects from chronic and acute exposures as well as a ... More


Photochemistry and Excited-State Reactions of Oxides

Bruce C. Bunker and William H. Casey

in The Aqueous Chemistry of Oxides

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199384259
eISBN:
9780197562987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199384259.003.0020
Subject:
Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

The applied voltages that drive electrochemical processes (see Chapter 11) are only one of many energy sources that can be used to activate reactions in oxide molecules and materials. Another ... More


Wireless Telegraphy

Laszlo Solymar

in Getting the Message: A History of Communications, Second Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198863007
eISBN:
9780191895760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863007.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

James Clerk Maxwell’s discovery of electromagnetic waves was proven experimentally by Heinrich Hertz. From then on here were numerous attempts to use electromagnetic waves for communications. A young ... More


Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture and Regional Drought Monitoring

Thomas J. Jackson

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Mitigating the effects of drought can be improved through better information on the current status, the prediction of occurrence, and the extent of drought. Soil moisture can now be measured using ... More


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