Melissa P. Galicia

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Does media bias affect voting? We address this question by looking at the entry of Fox News in cable markets and its impact on voting. Between October 1996 and November 2000, the conservative Fox News Channel was introduced in the cable programming of 20 percent of US towns. Fox News availability in 2000 appears to be largely idiosyncratic. Using a data set(More)
Climate-driven changes in the quality and availability of sea ice habitat (e.g., spatial extent, thickness, and duration of open water) are expected to affect Arctic species primarily through altered foraging opportunities. However, trophic interactions in Arctic marine systems are often poorly understood, especially in remote high-latitude regions. We used(More)
In this paper, the discrete time sliding mode technique is used to design a control scheme for the torque and flux square modulus reference tracking of an induction motor. The controller is designed on the basis of a discrete-time model in closed form obtained by a suitable continuous feed-forward signal. To estimate the rotor flux and the load torque, a(More)
Does the media affect voting? We address this question by looking at the Fox News effect. Between October 1996 and November 2000, the conservative news channel was introduced in the cable programming of 20 percent of US towns. We investigate if Republicans gained vote share in towns where Fox News was broadcast. We find no significant effect of the(More)
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) subpopulations in several areas with seasonal sea ice regimes have shown declines in body condition, reproductive rates, or abundance as a result of declining sea ice habitat. In the Foxe Basin region of Nunavut, Canada, the size of the polar bear subpopulation has remained largely stable over the past 20 years, despite(More)
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