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  • Beatriz de Blas, Katheryn Niles Russ, +7 authors Leon Wegge
  • 2008
It is a well known quandry that when countries open their financial sectors, foreign-owned banks appear to bring superior efficiency to their host markets but also charge higher markups on borrowed funds than their domestically owned rivals, with unknown impacts on interest rates and welfare. Using heterogeneous, imperfectly competitive lenders, the model(More)
15 Soil moisture variability and the depth of water stored in the arable layer of the soil are 16 important topics in agricultural research and rangeland management. In this study we use the 17 Distributed Rainfall-Runoff (DR2) model to perform a detailed mapping of topsoil moisture 18 status (SMS) in a mountain Mediterranean catchment. This model,(More)
Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, the pine wilt nematode (PWN), is a quarantine organism with a high potential to damage conifer forests in Europe. This has driven the European Union to protect forest stands from the propagation and dispersion of this pathogen. However, the current control measures have been unsuccessful in preventing the dispersion of this(More)
Flow accumulation algorithms (FAAs) predict the cumulative upstream drainage but each FAA generates a different map and this uncertainty still remains unsolved. This study makes advances in flow path research by testing 8 FAAs and analyzing the uncertainties of 15 simulations. The DR2-2013 © SAGAv1.0 hydrological software is presented in a study carried out(More)
As a part of a broader study of the surface formations in maritime Antarctica, a preliminary survey on the content of radionuclides has been carried out in soils of Byers Peninsula, located in the western end of Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands. Data on natural and artificial radionuclides are very scarce in Antarctica and the studied soil samples(More)
Many listeners with medium-severe hearing loss present audiograms with high frequency loss descending profiles. These patients can resolve spectral cues normally for lower frequency signals but they often show less ability to use high frequency information. We have presented in this paper a new Discrete Exponential Transform (DET), its fundamentals, and the(More)
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