Richard Fowles

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Avalanche forecasters make decisions to close the Little Cottonwood Canyon Highway to vehicular tra c in the case of avalanche danger. A statistical model improves forecasting performance. Conditions do not vary simply by day as implied in the statistical model, but the development of the snow pack varies substantially among seasons. There are persistent(More)
The AIDMAN pilot project will connect health clinics on remote Greek islands with a mainland hospital. We have developed a virtual consultation workstation for the project, together with a satellite communication network. A UK pilot site has been used to test the concepts and applications between a surgery in Chorleywood and St Mary's Hospital in London.
Please cite this article in press as: Fowles, R., metric evaluation. Transport. Res. Part E (2010 This paper examines the potential effect of cell phones on motor vehicle fatality rates normalized for other driving related and socioeconomic factors. The model used is non-linear so as to address both life-taking and life-saving attributes of cell phones. The(More)
Authors' Note: Appreciation is expressed to Hiroshi Azuma, Yoshimatsu Shibata, Kiyoshi Asakawa, Ki -yoshi Akabane, Terunobu Nagao, Yoshihiro Nagai, Kazutaka Furuhata, Harold Stevenson, Richard Fowles, Hiroshi Kurimoto, and the students and staff of the Tokyo University Attached Secondary School. The first author was a U.S. Department of Education Fulbrig ht(More)
In this paper we show that there is weak statistical evidence for a blood lead-blood pressure relationship in the second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data. The significance and magnitude of this relationship for 40-59 year old white males as originally reported by Pirkle, Schwartz, Landis, and Harlan does not characterize other age and(More)
In 2010, Utah taxpayers’ spent over $1.3 billion relating to criminal justice in areas of police, courts, and corrections. This $470 per capita expense is an important and necessary component of public safety cost and is below what other states spend on a per capita level. Nonetheless, with shrinking budgets in the face of slow economic growth, Utah policy(More)
This dissertation is an inquiry focused on the causal relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic growth in both developed and developing countries. Chapter 1 surveys the theoretical foundations and seminal empirical works, and motivates the remainder of the dissertation. This chapter shows that theory mainly points (More)