Rachel Banks

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BACKGROUND Despite smoking fewer cigarettes per day than their White counterparts, African Americans have higher tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. Since most tobacco control efforts have focused on heavy smokers, little is known about smoking and quitting experiences of African-American occasional and light smokers. METHODS We conducted a survey of(More)
This paper describes the evaluation of the radiation field characteristics of PVDF membrane transducers, whereby the active area is defined by an appropriate electrode pattern when operating into air. Measurement, including conventional scanning of the fields and laser vibrometry, is supplemented by finite element modeling over the frequency range 500 kHz(More)
To gain a better understanding of the effects of display dimensionality and frame of reference on battlefield commanders' ability to understand the constraints and affordances of battlefield terrain, we constructed three electronic map displays, depicting both flat and mountainous terrain, and studied their effects on making various types of tactical(More)
The international experimental campaign Hygroscopic Aerosols to Cloud Droplets (HygrA-CD), organized in the Greater Athens Area (GAA), Greece from 15 May to 22 June 2014, aimed to study the physico-chemical properties of aerosols and their impact on the formation of clouds in the convective Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL). We found that under continental(More)