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This paper describes a parallel database load prototype for Digital's Rdb database product. The prototype takes a dataflow approach to database parallelism. It includes an <i>explorer</i> that discovers and records the cluster configuration in a database, a <i>client</i> CUI interface that gathers the load job description from the user and from the Rdb(More)
As part of a continuing effort to validate the radiometric scales assigned to integrating sphere sources used in the calibration of Earth Observing System (EOS) instruments, a radiometric measurement comparison was held in May 1998 at Raytheon/Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (SBRS). This comparison was conducted in support of the calibration of the Moderate(More)
DSM-III diagnoses and responses to the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were examined in 71 consecutive admissions to an in-patient psychiatric crisis service following deliberate self-harm. Although 80% of the admitted patients were moderately or severely depressed according to BDI scores, only 31% were diagnosed with a major depressive episode. While all(More)
Although repetitive suicidal behaviour is commonly encountered, a relatively small number of very difficult patients engage in it. These individuals suffer primarily from severe personality disorders, as well as alcoholism and drug abuse. They are at high risk for eventual suicide. Although as a group they receive a great deal of hospital treatment,(More)
We report on the lunar and solar measurements used to determine the changes in the radiometric sensitivity of the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS). Radiometric sensitivity is defined as the output from the instrument (or from one of the instrument bands) per unit spectral radiance at the instrument's input aperture. Knowledge of the long-term(More)
Birth cohort studies of suicide rates in Alberta, the United States and Australia indicate that within each generation, suicide rates increase with age. Such studies argue that cohort-specific suicidal risk, together with present high suicide rates among young people predict even higher rates as these generations grow older. Ontario data from a 100-year(More)
For several years, the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) NPP VIIRS Ocean Science Team (VOST) provided substantial scientific input to the NPP project regarding the use of Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to create science quality ocean color data products. This work has culminated into an assessment of the NPP project and the VIIRS(More)