David P. Taylor

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Environmental change during the Quaternary period has caused changes in the composition and structure of vegetation on the Sunda shelf of Southeast Asia. Climatic conditions drier than the present, particularly during the peak of the last ice age, led to a reduction in the extent of rain forests. Most recently, there has been a close association between(More)
Mercury and other heavy metals have been monitored in the surface sediments of the Mersey Estuary in NW England for a period of 25 years, using a consistent methodology and sampling grid. This has produced one of the most comprehensive data sets available in the literature and demonstrated some of the difficulties associated with undertaking long-term(More)
Noninvasive techniques to record the activation wave from the His-Purkinje system have so far depended largely on signal averaging. Although this approach produces representative signals, any beat-to-beat variations are removed by the averaging process. These beat-to-beat variations are important in the diagnosis of many heart abnormalities, particularly(More)
Functional relationships between phosphorus (P) discharge and concentration mechanisms were explored using a load apportionment model (LAM) developed for use in a freshwater catchment in Ireland with fourteen years of data (1995-2008). The aim of model conceptualisation was to infer changes in point and diffuse sources from catchment P loading during P(More)
The detection of ventricular late potentials is a subject of some clinical interest. Most techniques currently being investigated rely on signal averaging to extract the microvolt signals from the considerable amounts of noise which are present. Although this approach produces useful results, it does remove any beat-to-beat variations from the signal, and(More)
The cardiokymograph or displacement cardiograph (DCG) is a non-contacting device which senses movement of the heart throughout the cardiac cycle by the interaction of a radiofrequency (10–20 MHz) electromagnetic field, generated by a sensing coil, with the thorax. In the paper three different techniques of detecting this movement will be discussed:(More)
Cavity enhanced absorption measurements have been made of several species that absorb light between 1.5 and 1.7 µm using both a supercontinuum source and superluminescent light emitting diodes. A system based upon an optical enhancement cavity of relatively high finesse, consisting of mirrors of reflectivity ∼99.98%, and a Fourier transform spectrometer, is(More)
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous in the environment and are produced by both natural and anthropogenic processes, principally from the incomplete combustion of organic matter. Levels of emissions of PAHs from the combustion of fossil fuels have increased rapidly over the last ca. 200 years. As PAHs have detrimental environmental and(More)
NUCLEAR SCINTIGRAMS have been preprocessed by filters in an attempt to improve diagnosis of abnormalities in images. COLE et al. (1982) informally tested 65 filters drawn from seven 'families' of filter type. Eight of the filters were further tested using LROC analysis. Only one filter worsened abnormality detection (uniform contrast enhancement), and most(More)