Amy L. Kessner

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First application of satellite (MODIS) data to estimate cloud-free surface visibility over land. A quality control procedure is developed for the one-min surface extinction coefficient data from the visibility sensors. Multi-year analysis shows the promise of estimating surface visibility from space in summer over U.S. East Coast. Treatment of aerosols(More)
BACKGROUND A reliable indicator of cholestasis is the presence of abnormal concentrations of bilirubin mono- and diglucuronide [conjugated bilirubin (CB)] in blood. A routine assay of CB is available only to those who possess a certain type of clinical analyzer. We describe a two-point manual method for CB that could be adapted as a rate assay to automated(More)
OBJECTIVE Bone grafting is a vital component in many surgical procedures to facilitate the repair of bone defects or fusions. Autologous bone has been the gold standard to date in spite of associated donor-site morbidity and the limited amount of available donor bone. The aim of this study was to investigate the progress of bone regeneration and material(More)
In summer of 2012, the Central Plains of the United States experienced its most severe drought since the ground-based data record began in the late 1900s. By using comprehensive satellite data from MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) and TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission), along with in-situ observations, this study documents the(More)
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