W. Carlisle Thacker

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever can present with predominantly abdominal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Two elderly patients presented with an acute febrile illness and abdominal symptoms. Rash was not present initially. Workup disclosed cholelithiasis in one, and a thickened gallbladder wall surrounded by a sonolucent zone(More)
he ocean is changing vigorously on a wide range of time and space scales. This variability leads to substantial problems in observing and mod-eling (simulating) the rapidly changing flow field, the ocean's temperature distribution, and more generally the consequences of those changes on a wide variety of scientific, military, and societal problems,(More)
—Some applications in remote sensing require estimating a field containing a discontinuity whose exact location is a priori unknown. Such fields of interest include sea surface temperature in oceanography and soil moisture in hydrology. For the former, oceanic fronts form a temperature discontinuity, while in the latter sharp changes exist across the(More)
The authors introduce a three-parameter characterization of the wind speed dependence of the drag coefficient and apply a Bayesian formalism to infer values for these parameters from airborne expendable bathythermograph (AXBT) temperature data obtained during Typhoon Fanapi. One parameter is a multi-plicative factor that amplifies or attenuates the drag(More)
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