James M. Watts

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Planktonic ciliates and other protozoa were monitored at mid-lake stations in the saline, polymictic Salton Sea during the period 1997-1999, at approximately two-week intervals. Additionally, in 1999, a survey of ciliate diversity in a variety of microhabitats was undertaken. Ciliates generally comprised < 20 percent of the total zooplankton biovolume, with(More)
Before gastric restriction, 118 morbidly obese women were psychiatrically assessed by clinical interview and self-report questionnaire. One year after surgery, 71 repeated the questionnaires. Weight was assessed at yearly intervals until the four year follow-up (n = 91). The maximum mean weight loss of 35 kg occurred at one year follow-up, when(More)
The Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) Meteo product has been available in near-real time since 19 August 2002. Validation has been performed on these data on a daily basis. Skin and bulk SSTs, which have been calculated from the Meteo product, have been compared with alternative measurements in the form of buoy data, a climate SST analysis(More)
Reprocessing of the second Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR-2) Clear-Sea Consolidated Averaged Brightness Temperature (CSCABT) dataset to high quality, high spatial resolution Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) from the 2nd ATSR upon the ERS-2 satellite have been completed for the period June 1995 to December 2000. Validation results of these ATSR-2 SSTs(More)
One hundred and eighteen of 142 morbidly obese women had gastric restriction surgery after completing self-report questionnaire measures of psychosocial adjustment as part of their preoperative psychiatric assessment. Compared with an age-matched normal population, they scored significantly higher on measures of phobic anxiety, somatization, depression,(More)
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is a rare condition accounting for less than 1% of all congenital cardiac diseases. The fundamental nature of this condition involves a blend of atrioventricular as well as ventriculoarterial discordance. Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is classically associated with three(More)
Measurements of partial-body calcium by in vivo neutron activation analysis have been carried out on normal and osteoporotic subjects. Based on measurements on 16 normal subjects (volunteers less than 55 years of age), a calcium index has been established that takes into account variation in skeletal frame size. On the basis of this index, all osteoporotic(More)