Roger Allan Cropp

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The New Morris Method was proposed by Campolongo and Braddock [Reliab. Engng Syst. Saf. 64 (1999) 1] as an extension of the Morris Method [Technometrics 33 (1991) 161] to include estimation of two-factor interaction effects. An undetected programming error prevented Campolongo and Braddock from appreciating the efficacy of the method. Testing on an analytic(More)
Antibiotics, including members of the tetracycline and fluoroquinolone families, are emerging organic environmental contaminants. Uptake from soil by plants is a means for antibiotics to enter terrestrial food chains. Chemical exchange between plant and the soil/water matrix occurs simultaneously with degradation in the soil/water matrix. In this study, the(More)
[1] We have used a marine food-web model, an atmosphere-ocean general circulation model (GCM), and an empirical dimethylsulfide (DMS) algorithm to predict the DMS seawater concentration and the DMS sea-to-air flux in 10 latitude bands from 70 N to 70 S under contemporary and enhanced greenhouse conditions. The DMS empirical algorithm utilizes the food-web(More)
[1] Ocean dimethylsulfide (DMS) produced by marine biota is the largest natural source of atmospheric sulfur, playing a major role in the formation and evolution of aerosols, and consequently affecting climate. Several dynamic process‐based DMS models have been developed over the last decade, and work is progressing integrating them into climate models.(More)
Catalyst emissions from fluidising catalytic cracking units have the potential to impact significantly on the environmental compliance of oil refineries. Traditionally it has been assumed that gas velocity and fine particles significantly impact on emission levels. Through the use of a simple fluidised bed model, sensitivity analysis was conducted to(More)
We synthesize the generic properties of ecologically realistic multi-trophic level models and define criteria for ecological realism. We define an "ecospace" in which all ecologically realistic dynamics are confined, and construct "resource rays" that define the resources available to each species at every point in the ecospace. Resource rays for a species(More)
The biodiversity of plankton ecosystems may no longer be a paradox, but the mechanisms that determine coexistence of explicit competitors in ecosystems remain a mystery. This is particularly so in ecosystem models, where competitive exclusion remains the dominant process. Climate and fisheries models require plankton ecosystem sub-models that maintain(More)
Extensive experimental investigation of the wetting processes of fibre/liquid systems during air filtration (when drag and gravitational forces are acting) has shown many important features, including droplet extension, oscillatory motion, and detachment or flow of drops from fibres as airflow velocity increases. A detailed experimental study of the(More)
This study investigated the role of a permanently manned Australian Antarctic research station (Casey Station) as a source of contemporary persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to the local environment. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and poly- and perfluoroalkylated substances (PFASs) were found in indoor dust and treated wastewater effluent of the(More)
This study contributes new data on the spatial variability of persistent organic pollutants in the Indian-Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean and represents the first empirical data obtained from this region in 25 years. Paired high-volume atmospheric and seawater samples were collected along a transect between Australia and Antarctica to investigate the(More)