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Simulating emission and chemical evolution of coarse sea-salt particles in the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model J. T. Kelly, P. V. Bhave, C. G. Nolte, U. Shankar, and K. M. Foley Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection Agency, RTP, NC, USA(More)
[1] The performance of the Multiscale Air Quality Simulation Platform (MAQSIP) in simulating the regional distributions of tropospheric ozone and particulate matter (PM) is evaluated through comparisons of model results from three-dimensional simulations against available surface and aircraft measurements. These applications indicate that the model captures(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this trial was to evaluate in developing countries from different regions the diagnostic performance of (99m)Tc-sestamibi scintimammography (SM) in palpable breast lesions and to verify the clinical usefulness of a joint evaluation with mammography and SM. METHODS From 10 countries, a total of 238 patients with palpable breast masses(More)
Changes in soil fertility were evaluated on young (6 year) and old (20 year) jhum fields in Mizoram, north-eastern India in response to various operations involved injhum such as slashing and burning of vegetation, cropping period, and intervening fallow period between first and second year cropping. The results demonstrate that the soil is richer in(More)
Demand for air travel is projected to increase in the upcoming years, with a corresponding influence on emissions, air quality, and public health. The trajectory of health impacts would be influenced by not just emissions growth, but also changes in nonaviation ambient concentrations that influence secondary fine particulate matter (PM(2.5) ) formation,(More)
Cropping on jhum fallows in north-eartern India is predominantly done for one year in a jhum cycle. If second year cropping is done, expanse of the forest land required for slashing and burning could be reduced significantly. We tested this hypothesis in a young (6 yr) and an old (20 yr) jhum fallow. We also evaluated if the productivity during second year(More)
Cycling of six mineral elements (N, P, K, Na, Ca and Mg) was studied in a humid subtropical grassland at Cherrapunji, north-eastern India during 1988-1989. Elemental concentrations in the shoot of four dominant grass species,viz., Arundinella khaseana, Chrysopogon gryllus, Eragrostiella leioptera andEulalia trispicata were very low, and none of the species(More)
PATH, an international NGO in collaboration with Niloufer Hospital, Hyderabad has set up a centre called Model Injection Centre (MIC) at Niloufer Hospital. The concept of safe injections are practised on the clients visiting the institution and demonstrated to all those health providers who visit the MIC. The centre is supposed to address all the three(More)
UNLABELLED Different radiopharmaceuticals have been used to detect breast cancer. Among them, sestamibi has been extensively studied and has come to have a well-recognized role in the evaluation of palpable breast lesions. The goal of this study was to compare the diagnostic value of 99mTc-labeled compounds, such as methylene diphosphonate (MDP) and(More)
Fuelwood is a predominant source of domestic energy for the Soliga, an aboriginal tribe, and non-Soliga people inhabiting the core and the fringe of the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka, India. Approximately 7000 Soliga and 66000 non-Soliga people depend on the 540 km2 sanctuary for fuelwood. The demand for fuelwood is(More)