Maria Stock

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This study has two purposes: (1) to describe the characteristics related to the transition to orphanhood for children whose mothers die from AIDS and (2) to examine the psychosocial adjustment of these children at six months following maternal death. Twenty orphans and a control sample of 40 children from the same neighbourhoods, as well as their mothers or(More)
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions This discussion paper is/has been under review for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP). Please refer to the corresponding final paper in ACP if available. Abstract During the Arctic Study of Tropospheric Aerosol, Clouds and Radiation (ASTAR) in March and April 2007, measurements obtained at the(More)
Despite the growing success of school-based health care during the past two decades, the issue of providing reproductive health care at school-based health centers remains controversial. In this article, focus group data from three school-based centers in Louisiana, each in different stages of development, demonstrates how the controversies about(More)
This study examines father-child contact in inner-city African American families with maternal HIV infection. Participants were 246 African American women, 40% of whom are infected with HIV, and one of their non-infected children. Children from non-infected families were more likely to have fathers who are alive and who are living in the home. In addition,(More)
Although school-based health care programs (SBHCPs) provide affordable and accessible health care to children and adolescents and are known to improve school attendance, a variety of barriers affect their development. Focus groups were conducted in three schools in Louisiana to demonstrate how barriers can affect the initiation and development of SBHCPs.(More)
The Arctic atmospheric boundary layer (AABL) in the central Arctic was characterized by dropsonde, lidar, ice thickness and airborne in situ measurements during 321 the international Polar Airborne Measurements and Arctic Regional Climate Model Simulation Project (PAMARCMiP) in April 2009. We discuss AABL observations in the lowermost 500 m above (A) open(More)
Dual-view observations provide the possibility to retrieve aerosol optical thickness (AOT) with only minor assumptions about the surface albedo. The algorithm of such retrieval over very bright surfaces – snow and ice-was established and tested. The sensitivity study was carried out using the simulated data set calculated with radiative transfer code(More)
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