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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
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 catalogue… Expand
Evidence of still-ongoing convergence evolution of the lactase persistence T-13910 alleles in humans.
- N. S. Enattah, Aimee Trudeau, +24 authors L. Peltonen
- Biology, Medicine
- American journal of human genetics
- 1 September 2007
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, we… Expand
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 during… Expand
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 recent… Expand
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 following… Expand
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 predicting… Expand
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) to… Expand
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 research… Expand
The effect of time delays on tele-haptics
- David Wang, K. Tuer, M. Rossi, Liya Ni, Joseph Shu
- Computer Science
- The 2nd IEEE Internatioal Workshop on Haptic…
- 10 November 2003
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