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Pedogenic carbonates from vadose soils form in areas of net water deficit, have δ 18 O values that are highly correlated with that of local meteoric water, and have been widely used as paleoclimate proxy records (Cerling and Quade, 1993). Paleo-climatic and paleohydrologic studies in humid continental settings, however, have been limited by the lack of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigates how people use the Internet to search for an altruistic kidney donor. Although many opinion pieces on this phenomenon have been written, this is the first qualitative study focused on online kidney solicitation from the potential recipient's point of view. METHODS Eight participants - four who successfully found donors(More)
Metadata is crucial for understanding data, and can be viewed as a form of capital in the context of Big data. This paper reports on research simulating the potential of SGHI (Self-Generated Health Information) for predicting asthma episodes. A data set of 2,000 cases was generated using the Monte Carlo simulation method, with secondary modifications on air(More)
This paper outlines the preliminary proposal plans for dissertation research to examine cyberinfrastructure and interoperability elements that facilitate or interfere with data sharing and reuse. The paper includes a brief review of the literature, a description of previous studies, a preliminary plan for dissertation research, and expected contributions to(More)
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