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Rainfall thresholds for the initiation of landslides in central and southern Europe
SummaryWe review rainfall thresholds for the initiation of landslides world wide and propose new empirical rainfall thresholds for the Central European Adriatic Danubian South-Eastern Space (CADSES)Expand
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Rainfall thresholds for the possible occurrence of landslides in Italy
Abstract. In Italy, rainfall is the primary trigger of landslides that frequently cause fatalities and large economic damage. Using a variety of information sources, we have compiled a catalogueExpand
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Evidence of still-ongoing convergence evolution of the lactase persistence T-13910 alleles in humans.
A single-nucleotide variant, C/T(-13910), located 14 kb upstream of the lactase gene (LCT), has been shown to be completely correlated with lactase persistence (LP) in northern Europeans. Here, weExpand
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Lactase haplotype frequencies in Caucasians: association with the lactase persistence/non‐persistence polymorphism
A genetic polymorphism is responsible for determining that some humans express lactase at high levels throughout their lives and are thus lactose tolerant, while others lose lactase expression duringExpand
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Remote landslide mapping using a laser rangefinder binocular and GPS.
Abstract. We tested a high-quality laser rangefinder binocular coupled with a GPS receiver connected to a Tablet PC running dedicated software to help recognize and map in the field recentExpand
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Transamidation of wheat flour inhibits the response to gliadin of intestinal T cells in celiac disease.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Celiac disease is characterized by activation of HLA-DQ2/DQ8-restricted intestinal gluten-specific CD4(+) T cells. In particular, gluten becomes a better T-cell antigen followingExpand
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Fine-scale spatial distribution of biomass using satellite images
Spatial information on the distribution of biomass is an important issue for monitoring and managing the environment. It is a prerequisite for successful forest fire management and for predictingExpand
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Non-susceptible landslide areas in Italy and in the Mediterranean region
Abstract. We used landslide information for 13 study areas in Italy and morphometric information obtained from the 3-arcseconds shuttle radar topography mission digital elevation model (SRTM DEM) toExpand
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Comparison of Satellite Rainfall Estimates and Rain Gauge Measurements in Italy, and Impact on Landslide Modeling
Landslides can be triggered by intense or prolonged rainfall. Rain gauge measurements are commonly used to predict landslides even if satellite rainfall estimates are available. Recent researchExpand
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The effect of time delays on tele-haptics
In this paper, an experimental demonstration involving a simple identification task has been developed, using a custom two degree-of-freedom haptic interface, showing quantitatively that haptics can be employed to greatly enhance user performance but the addition of simulated network time delay and sensor noise quickly degrades performance. Expand
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