Joel C. Rowland

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The possible carcinogenic or fibrogenic effects of intratracheal instillation of a polycyclic hydrocarbon, benzo(a) pyrene (B(a)P), alone or in combination with several dusts - titanium dioxide (TiO2), aluminum oxide (Al2O3), carbon (C), and ferric oxide (Fe3O3) - were investigated in hamsters. When administered alone, the dusts induced interstitial cell(More)
Landscape attributes that vary with microtopography, such as active layer thickness (ALT), are labor intensive and difficult to document effectively through in situ methods at kilometer spatial extents, thus rendering remotely sensed methods desirable. Spatially explicit estimates of ALT can provide critically needed data for parameterization,(More)
Bars and subaqueous levees often form at river mouths due to high sediment availability. Once these deposits emerge and develop into islands, they become important elements of the coastal landscape, hosting rich ecosystems. Sea level rise and sediment starvation are jeopardizing these landforms, motivating a thorough analysis of the mechanisms responsible(More)
The respiratory tract of male and female Syrian golden hamsters was treated intratracheally with 7H-dibenzo[c,g]carbazole (DBC), a tobacco smoke component. The carcinogen was given by multiple instillations at two dose levels. At the lower dose (9 mg), 35 of 46 hamsters (72%) developed respiratory tract tumors. The group receiving treatment at the higher(More)
Leveed submarine channels play a critical role in the transfer of sediment from the upper continental slopes to intraslope basins and ultimately deeper marine settings. Despite a reasonable understanding of how these channels grow once established, how such channels are initiated on previously unchannelized portions of the seafloor remains poorly(More)
We present a semi-automated approach to recognize and hierarchically partition water-body regions of Arctic tundra landscape, such as streams, inundated drained thaw lake basins and ice wedge polygon ponds, in high resolution satellite imagery. The approach integrates the active contours without edges (ACWE) technique and shape-based recognition, and(More)