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Annual variations of physical properties of desert dust over Israel
[1] The annual variation of the desert dust aerosol loading above the eastern Mediterranean is studied. Three periods are identified, March–May, July–August, and September–November, for which theExpand
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Desert aerosol transport in the Mediterranean region as inferred from the TOMS aerosol index
[1] We proposed to identify the sources of desert dust aerosols with local maxima of the TOMS aerosol index distribution averaged for the long period. Being simpler than the approach based on a dustyExpand
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Acute myocardial infarction occurrence: environmental links - Baku 2003-2005 data.
BACKGROUND Despite substantial progress in modern preventive and clinical cardiology, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains a central acute cardiac event. The aim of this study was to check theExpand
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Predominant transport paths of Saharan dust over the Mediterranean Sea to Europe
[1] We use monthly data of aerosol optical thickness (AOT) from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on board the seven NASA Terra and Aqua satellites for a 10 year period (2001–2010) inExpand
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Detection of dust plumes and their sources in northeastern Libya
The common source area of long and narrow dust plumes that emanate frequently from an area southeast of Benghazi in Libya is identified by computerized image analysis. Four examples are shown inExpand
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New observations of sprites from the space shuttle
[1] We present the results of space-based observations of sprites obtained during the Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment (MEIDEX) sprite campaign conducted on board the space shuttle ColumbiaExpand
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In Women Myocardial Infarction Occurrence is Much Stronger Related to Environmental Physical Activity than in Men - a Gender or an Advanced Age Effect?
Background: Despite continuous effect of the recognised risk factors time distribution of acute coronary events differs. Environmental influences are a long time investigated as possible triggers ofExpand
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Monthly Deaths Number And Concomitant Environmental Physical Activity: 192 Months Observation (1990-2005)
Human life and health state are dependent on many endogenous and exogenous influence factors. The aim of this study is to check the possible links between monthly deaths distribution and concomitantExpand
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Original papers Variants of acute myocardial infarction in relation to cosmophysical parameters
Summary Objectives: The aim of this study was (1) to examine the relation between the monthly rate of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and three cosmophysical activity parameters: solar activityExpand
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Dynamics of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level and cosmophysical activity.
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase reactant, plays an important part in the investigation of the role of inflammation in pathology. Many cardiovascular events show significantExpand
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