Alfonso Rivera

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[1] Interferometric synthetic-aperture radar data collected by ERS-1/2 and Radarsat-1 satellites show that Antarctic Peninsula glaciers sped up significantly following the collapse of Larsen B ice shelf in 2002. Hektoria, Green and Evans glaciers accelerated eightfold between 2000 and 2003 and decelerated moderately in 2003. Jorum and Crane glaciers(More)
Two woody legumes species (Chamaecytisus proliferus L.F. ssp. palmensis and Leucaena diversifolia) were evaluated for integrally exploitation. The raw material was subjected to autohydrolysis under variable operating conditions which provided a liquid phase rich in hemicellulose oligomers and a solid phase that was used to obtain cellulose pulp and paper(More)
[1] Satellite radar interferometry data from 1995 to 2004, and airborne ice thickness data from 2002, reveal that the glaciers flowing into former Wordie Ice Shelf, West Antarctic Peninsula, discharge 6.8 ± 0.3 km/yr of ice, which is 84 ± 30 percent larger than a snow accumulation of 3.7 ± 0.8 km/yr over a 6,300 km drainage basin. Airborne and ICESat laser(More)
The high levels of acid extractable organics (AEOs) containing naphthenic acids (NAs) found in oil sands process-affected waters (OSPW) are a growing concern in monitoring studies of aquatic ecosystems in the Athabasca oil sands region. The complexity of these compounds has substantially hindered their accurate analysis and quantification. Using a recently(More)
[1] Groundwater is a primary hydrological reservoir of the Great Lakes Water Basin (GLB), which is an important region to both Canada and US in terms of culture, society and economy. Due to insufficient observations, there is a knowledge gap about groundwater storage variation and its interaction with the Great Lakes. The objective of this study is to(More)
Organic matter stabilization resulted from the decrease of cellulose, xylan, arabinan, acetyl groups, glucuronic acids, galacturonic acids (easily biodegradable fractions) and the increase of lignin (resistant compound) and humic substances coming from the initial wastes have been studied. A central composite experimental design was used to investigate the(More)
In this paper, changes in physico-chemical parameters during trimmings residue composting (cation exchange capacity, germination index, self-heated, NH(4)/NO(3) ratio and C(FA)/C(HA) ratio) in relation to environmental composting parameters (time, aeration, moisture and particle size) of the composting process were studied. A central composite experimental(More)
The conformational and dynamical features of an extracellular branched deacetylated polysaccharide isolated from Bradyrhizobium (Chamaecytisus proliferus) have been investigated by homo and heteronuclear NMR methods. 1H-NMR cross relaxation rates have been obtained for this polysaccharide through regular NOESY and ROESY spectra as well as by modern off(More)