Xiufeng Wang

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—Four radiative transfer equations for Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) bands 11, 12, 13, and 14 are built involving six unknowns (average atmospheric temperature, land surface temperature, and four band emissivities), which is a typical ill-posed problem. The extra equations can be built by using linear or nonlinear(More)
In this paper, an Urban Light Index (ULI) is constructed to facilitate analysis and quantitative evaluation of the process of urbanization and expansion rate by using DMSP/OLS Nighttime Light Data during the years from 1992 to 2010. A unit circle urbanization evaluation model is established to perform a comprehensive analysis of the urbanization process of(More)
Carbon dioxide (CO(2)) is the most important greenhouse gas (GHG) in the atmosphere and is the greatest contributor to global warming. CO(2) concentration data are usually obtained from ground observation stations or from a small number of satellites. Because of the limited number of observations and the short time series of satellite data, it is difficult(More)
Nitrate reductase is a key enzyme in the overall process of nitrate assimilation by plants. A full-length cDNA clone encoding nitrate reductase (NR; EC was isolated from cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) by RT-PCR and RACE techniques. The NR of cucumber (CsNR), a full-length cDNA sequence of 3032 bp contains an open reading frame of 2748 bp encoding(More)
Removal of oils and organic solvents from water is an important global challenge for energy conservation and environmental protection. Advanced sorbent materials with excellent sorption capacity need to be developed. Here we report on a superhydrophobic and superoleophilic MoS2 nanosheet sponge (SMS) for highly efficient separation and absorption of oils or(More)
Transient expression of foreign genes by Agrobacterium infiltration is a versatile technique that can be used as a rapid tool for functional protein production in plants. A reproducible protocol of large-scale production of foreign proteins via the novel plant transient expression system in Pisum sativum L. was established in our study. Non-detached plants(More)
Melatonin (MT) plays integral roles in regulating several biological processes including plant growth, seed germination, flowering, senescence, and stress responses. This study investigated the effects of MT on adventitious root formation (ARF) of de-rooted tomato seedlings. Exogenous MT positively or negatively influenced ARF, which was dependent on the(More)