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Spatiotemporal Data Analysis

Gidon Eshel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128917
eISBN:
9781400840632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128917.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

A severe thunderstorm morphs into a tornado that cuts a swath of destruction through Oklahoma. How do we study the storm’s mutation into a deadly twister? Avian flu cases are reported in China. How ... More


Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Aitor Anduaga

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.001.1
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book describes the complex relations between wireless and the British Empire, and draws on an broad range of unpublished manuscripts and original printed texts found in an large diversity of ... More


Government, Radio Research, and Upper Atmospheric Sciences in Britain

Aitor Anduaga

in Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

At the end of World War I, Britain and the US confronted a new décor of forces and power. The conflict had redesigned the geopolitical map. The truth is that the interwar years witnessed a struggle ... More


The Realist Interpretation of the Atmosphere

Aitor Anduaga

in Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The discovery of a clearly stratified structure of layers in the upper atmosphere has been—and still is—invoked too often as the great paradigm of atmospheric sciences in the 20th century. Behind ... More


Agricultural Drought in Indonesia

Rizaldi Boer and Arjunapermal R. Subbiah

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/9780195162349.003.0037
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world and comprises 5 main islands and about 30 smaller archipelagos. In total, there are 13,667 islands and ... More


Geophysical networks

Guido Caldarelli

in Scale-Free Networks: Complex Webs in Nature and Technology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199211517
eISBN:
9780191705984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211517.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents the area of river networks analysis, and provides some description of the analytical and experimental results in this field.


Earth Sciences

Glennda Chui

in A Field Guide for Science Writers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195174991
eISBN:
9780197562239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195174991.003.0042
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In August 1999, I stood in the ruins of a collapsed apartment building near Izmit, Turkey—one of 60,000 buildings destroyed in 40 seconds by the most ... More


Archaeogeophysical Exploration

Norman Herz and Ervan G. Garrison

in Geological Methods for Archaeology

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090246
eISBN:
9780197560631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090246.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Geophysical techniques are a commonplace tool in today's archaeology as a result of an extensive collaboration between scientists and archaeologists on ... More


Time-Frequency Representations

Robert J Marks II

in Handbook of Fourier Analysis & Its Applications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195335927
eISBN:
9780197562567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195335927.003.0014
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

The Fourier transform is not particularly conducive in the illustration of the evolution of frequency with respect to time. A representation of the temporal evolution ... More


Signal and Image Synthesis: Alternating Projections Onto Convex Sets

Robert J Marks II

in Handbook of Fourier Analysis & Its Applications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195335927
eISBN:
9780197562567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195335927.003.0016
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

Alternating projections onto convex sets (POCS) [319, 918, 1324, 1333] is a powerful tool for signal and image restoration and synthesis. The desirable properties of a ... More


Introduction: Emerging Approaches to the Landscapes of the Early and Middle Woodland Southeast

Alice P. Wright and Edward R. Henry

in Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044606
eISBN:
9780813046143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044606.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The concept of social landscapes provides an integrative and innovative framework for archaeological research in the Early and Middle Woodland Southeast. Landscape archaeology has a diverse ... More


Reading Technologies

Edward Jones-Imhotep (ed.)

in The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036511
eISBN:
9780262341318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036511.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the efforts to make the high-latitude ionogram legible, tracing the effects of that new legibility into wider, resonant views of the relationship between the North and ... More


The Final Confrontation

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter looks at the final confrontation between geophysicists and paleomagnetists over the theory of continental drift. The standard historical geology textbook used in the 1950s did not ... More


All This Rubbish

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0020
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter takes a look at some of the scientists who continued to reject continental drift. By the 1970s the majority of geologists had come to accept drift, but some never did: Walter Bucher, ... More


Edmond Halley

Allan Chapman

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In this chapter we describe Edmond Halley’s undergraduate excursion to map the southern stars, and the establishment of his early career. We also discuss his relationship to Flamsteed, Hooke, and ... More


Neutrons for Peace and Neutrons for War

in The Pontecorvo Affair: A Cold War Defection and Nuclear Physics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226816647
eISBN:
9780226816661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226816661.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows Bruno Pontecorvo's pioneering contributions to wartime research in nuclear physics, illustrating how they propelled industrial and military endeavors. Pontecorvo had become one of ... More


Emerging Remote Sensing Methods in Underwater Archaeology

Timothy S. de Smet

in New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400738
eISBN:
9781683400875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400738.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

As a critical first step in underwater research, the authors stress the importance of using geophysics for detecting, locating, and determining the extent of archaeological deposits. Magnetometry, ... More


Pauline Oliveros: Sonosphere

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/9780520257801.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Pauline Oliveros’s notion of the sonosphere is described in terms of physical energies, natural and technological factors, and esoteric and New Age beliefs, with concentration on two compositions: ... More


Aiming Guns, Recording Land, and Stitching Map to Territory: The Invention of Cartographic Grid Systems, 1914–1939

William Rankin

in After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Artillery in World War I was guided by the new cartographic technology of “map firing,” which required a rectangular mesh of evenly-spaced lines to be drawn on the maps used in the trenches. These ... More


Vulci 3000: A Digital Challenge for the Interpretation of Etruscan and Roman Cities

Maurizio Forte, Nevio Danelon, David Johnston, Katherine McCusker, Everett Newton, Gianfranco Morelli, and Gianluca Catanzariti

in Digital Cities: Between History and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190498900
eISBN:
9780190498924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498900.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Vulci 3000 is a multidisciplinary archaeological research project that applies cutting-edge technologies to produce a diachronic reconstruction of the Etruscan and Roman site of Vulci (tenth century ... More


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