Roland Fleming

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Introduction The goal of depth perception is to identify the spatial layout of the objects and surfaces that constitute our surroundings. One important observation about the world around us that influences the way we see depth is that physical matter is not distributed randomly, with arbitrary depths at every location. On the contrary, the environment is(More)
The distribution, seasonal variation, origin, and significance of biological nitrogen fixation has been determined for a Chesapeake Bay estuary using the acetylene reduction technique. Studies over a 15-month period have shown that nitrogen fixation occurs predominantly in the surface intertidal (marsh) and subtidal sediments. Negligible activity was found(More)
Composted organic wastes have been shown to reduce emissions of N2O and CH4, but little is known about the release of these gases during the composting process. This research examined the emissions of N2O and CH4 during the composting of liquid swine manure and wheat straw at two operations, one with forced aeration and the other without. The lack of(More)
Analysis of interior samples of the Murchison meteorite by two routes yielded an upper limit of 2 ppb for its C60 content, as compared to parts per million levels for individual polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Provided the samples contain an interstellar component, which is probable since Murchison hydrocarbons contain excess deuterium, this result(More)
The kinetic barrier against the transport of methyl and ethyl nicotinates across the water-isopropyl myristate interface has been studied as a function of temperature using a rotating diffusion cell. The temperature dependence of the interfacial transfer kinetics has enabled calculation of the thermodynamic parameters for the process. It is evident from the(More)