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We derive the novel asymptotic solutions for the scattered field when a cylindrical wave is incident on a coated conducting cylinder with a thin lossy dielectric material. We show that the extended UTD (uniform geometrical theory of diffraction) solution and the modified UTD solution derived by retaining the second order term are uniformly applicable in the(More)
In this study, we consider the high-frequency asymptotic analysis methods for the scattered field when a cylindrical wave is incident on a conducting circular cylinder. We derive the asymptotic solution applicable in each of the transition regions divided by the shadow boundary into the shadow and the lit side. The asymptotic solutions include a novel(More)
 Precise measurements of the partial pressure of CO2 (PCO2) in oceanic and lagoonal surface waters from Palau Barrier Reef and Majuro Atoll were taken to ascertain the net effect of these coral reef systems on air-sea CO2 exchange. PCO2 in the surface water in the lagoon of Palau Barrier Reef and Majuro Atoll was 48 and 14 μatm higher than in the(More)
CONTEXT Accurate prognoses are needed for patients with advanced cancer. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the accuracy of physicians' clinical predictions of survival (CPS) and assess the relationship between CPS and actual survival (AS) in patients with advanced cancer in palliative care units, hospital palliative care teams, and home palliative care services, as(More)
Recent sea-surface temperature warming may allow poleward range expansions of warm-water coral species into temperate areas. In Japan, Acropora solitaryensis Veron and Wallace, 1984 showed a poleward range expansion to Tateyama, on the southern tip of the Boso Peninsula (34°59¢N and 139°47¢E), based on the historical occurrence records and recent surveys(More)