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The tribe Antirrhineae consists of 29 genera distributed in the New World and the Old. Phylogenetic analyses of ITS and ndhF sequences served to recognize six main lineages: Anarrhinum group (Anarrhinum, Kickxia); Linaria group (Linaria); Maurandya group (Cymbalaria, Asarina, Maurandella, Rhodochiton, Lophospermum); Schweinfurthia group (Pseudorontium,(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated an association between prostate-specific antigen (PSA) kinetics and predictive value for treatment outcomes. Abiraterone acetate (AA) is a newly approved cytochrome-P450C17 inhibitor for treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), and few studies have evaluated PSA kinetics using AA so(More)
Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is an indispensable tool for low visibility ground surface measurement owing to its robustness against optically harsh environments such as adverse weather or darkness. As a leading-edge approach for SAR image processing, the coherent change detection (CCD) technique has been recently established; it detects a temporal change(More)
Microwave imaging techniques, particularly for synthetic aperture radar (SAR), produce high-resolution terrain surface images regardless of the weather conditions. Focusing on a feature of complex SAR images, coherent change detection (CCD) approaches have been developed in recent decades that can detect invisible changes in the same regions by applying(More)
The change in composition of the surface layer of beta-Si3N4 whiskers was examined after heat treatment in atmosphere. At 873 K, the beta-Si3N4 whisker was barely oxidized. At 1273 K, the oxidation of the surface layers of the whisker occurred easily. With the beta-Si3N4 oxidation, the Si-N bond gradually changed into the Si-N-O bond, and finally became the(More)
Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is one of the most powerful tools for microwave imaging issue, being applicable to terrain surface measurement regardless of the weather conditions. Recently, the coherent change detection (CCD) method has been widely developed aiming at surface change detection by comparing the plural complex SAR images with the same scanning(More)
The Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) developed a new method for estimating tropical cyclone (TC) minimum sea level pressure (MSLP) from TC warm core intensity as observed using the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A (AMSU-A). This approach is based on regression between TC warm core intensity data obtained(More)
The Meteorological Satellite Center of the Japan Meteorological Agency has estimated center positions and intensities of tropical cyclones by the Dvorak method, which uses infrared and visible imagery from the MTSAT-1R geostationary meteorological satellite. While the Dvorak method is the most popular technique for analyzing tropical cyclones through(More)
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