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  • Atmospheric impacts of Arctic sea-ice loss, 1979-2009: separating forced change from atmospheric internal variability 

    Screen, James A.; Deser, Clara; Simmonds, Ian; Tomas, Robert (Springer-Verlag, 2013)
    The ongoing loss of Arctic sea-ice cover has implications for the wider climate system. The detection and importance of the atmospheric impacts of sea-ice loss depends, in part, on the relative magnitudes of the sea-ice ...
  • The atmospheric response to three decades of observed arctic sea ice loss 

    Screen, James A.; Simmonds, Ian; Deser, Clara; Tomas, Robert (American Meteorological Society, 2013)
    Arctic sea ice is declining at an increasing rate with potentially important repercussions. To understand better the atmospheric changes that may have occurred in response to Arctic sea ice loss, this study presents results ...
  • Atomically homogeneous dispersed ZnO/N-doped nanoporous carbon composites with enhanced CO2 uptake capacities and high efficient organic pollutants removal from water 

    Chen, Binling; Ma, Guiping; Kong, Dali; Zhu, Yanqiu; Xia, Yongde (Elsevier, 2015-10-11)
    Advanced functional composite of ZnO nanoparticles embedded in N-doped nanoporous carbons has been synthesized by a simple one-step carbonization of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 under a water stream atmosphere. A variety ...
  • Attractors of a randomly forced electronic oscillator 

    Ashwin, Peter (Elsevier, 1999)
    This paper examines an electronic oscillator forced by a pseudo-random noise signal. We give evidence of the existence of one or more random attractors for the system depending on noise amplitude and system parameters. ...
  • Augmentation scheme for fault-tolerant control using integral sliding modes 

    Hamayun, M.T.; Edwards, Christopher; Alwi, Halim (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
    In this brief paper, a novel fault-tolerant control allocation scheme is proposed that has the capability to maintain closed-loop nominal performance in the case of faults/failures by effectively managing the actuator ...
  • Autocorrelation analysis of particle magnetization in erased particulate media. 

    Aziz, Mustafa M.; Middleton, Barry K.; Miles, J. J. (IEEE, 2002)
    General analytical expressions for the magnetization power spectral densities of particulate media are derived by using the three-dimensional autocorrelation function. Expressions include the effects of AC demagnetized ...
  • Automated construction of evolutionary algorithm operators for the bi-objective water distribution network design problem using a genetic programming based hyper-heuristic approach 

    McClymont, Kent; Keedwell, Edward; Savic, Dragan; Randall-Smith, Mark (IWA Publishing for IAHR-IWA-IAHS Joint Committee on Hydroinformatics, 2014)
    The water distribution network (WDN) design problem is primarily concerned with finding the optimal pipe sizes that provide the best service for minimal cost; a problem of continuing importance both in the UK and ...
  • Automated Detection of Pipe Bursts and other Events in Water Distribution Systems 

    Romano, Michele; Kapelan, Zoran; Savic, Dragan (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2012)
    This paper presents a new methodology for the automated near real-time detection of pipe bursts and other events which induce similar abnormal pressure/flow variations (e.g., unauthorised consumptions) at the District ...
  • Automatic multi-objective sectorization of a water distribution network 

    De Paola, F.; Fontana, N.; Galdiero, E.; Giugni, M.; Savic, Dragan; Sorgenti Degli Uberti, G. (Elsevier, 2014)
    This paper deals with optimization of Water Distribution Networks (WDNs) by establishing District Metered Areas (DMAs). A methodological approach for the automatic partitioning of a WDN into DMAs is presented and discussed. ...
  • Babinet’s principle and the band structure of surface waves on patterned metal arrays 

    Edmunds, James D.; Taylor, Melita C.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Youngs, I.J. (American Institute of Physics, 2010)
    The microwave response of an array of square metal patches and its complementary structure, an array of square holes, has been experimentally studied. The resonant phenomena, which yield either enhanced transmission or ...
  • Back to the future: Assessing the impact of the 2004 flood in Dhaka in 2050 

    Khan, David M.; Taher, Imtiaz; Veerbeek, William; Chen, Albert S.; Hammond, Michael J.; Djordjevic, Slobodan; Butler, David (Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, 2013)
    Planning to make a city flood resilient needs proper assessment of the future conditions. Urban growth models are being used as a planning tool for City development. Within the CORFU project flood management strategies ...
  • Backflow in the relaxation of a hybrid aligned nematic cell 

    Jewell, Sharon A.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Institute of Physics, 2003)
    The optical convergent-beam technique has been used to measure the changing director profile in a 4.6 µm ZLI-2293 filled hybrid aligned nematic cell when a 7 Vrms ac voltage was removed. The relaxation process has been ...
  • Bacterial secretion and the role of diffusive and subdiffusive first passage processes 

    Marten, F; Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira; Giuggioli, L (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2012)
    By funneling protein effectors through needle complexes located on the cellular membrane, bacteria are able to infect host cells during type III secretion events. The spatio-temporal mechanisms through which these events ...
  • Balancing of parallel U-shaped assembly lines 

    Kucukkoc, Ibrahim; Zhang, David Z. (Elsevier, 2015-06-11)
    A new hybrid assembly line design, called Parallel U-shaped Assembly Line system, is introduced and characterised along with numerical examples for the first time. Different from existing studies on U-shaped lines, we ...
  • Band gaps in jagged and straight graphene nanoribbons tunable by an external electric field 

    Saroka, V.A.; Batrakov, K.G.; Demin, V.A.; Chernozatonskii, L.A. (IOP Publishing, 2015)
    Band gap control by an external field is useful in various optical, infrared and THz applications. However, widely tunable band gaps are still not practical due to a variety of reasons. Using the orthogonal tight-binding ...
  • Baseline geochemistry of Devonian low-grade metasedimentary rocks in Cornwall: preliminary data and environmental significance. 

    Scott, P.W.; Reid, K.S.; Shail, R.K.; Scrivener, R.C. (The Ussher Society, 2003)
    Geochemical baseline data provide information on the state of the environment before modification by mining and other anthropogenic activities. A summary of the analyses of 41 elements on 100 samples from Devonian ...
  • Battle of background leakage assessment for Water Networks (BBLAWN) at WDSA conference 2014 

    Giustolisi, O.; Berardi, L.; Laucelli, D.; Savic, Dragan; Walski, T.; Brunone, B. (Elsevier, 2014)
    The Battle of Background Leakage Assessment for Water Networks (BBLAWN) is the fifth in a series of "Battle Competitions" dating back to the Battle of the Water Networks (BWN) in 1985 and, more recently, the Battle of the ...
  • The Battle of the Water Networks II (BWN-II) 

    Marchi, A.; Salomons, E; Ostfeld, A.; Kapelan, Zoran; Simpson, A; Zecchin, A. C.; Maier, H.R.; Wu, Z; Elsayed, S; Song, Y; Walski, T.; Stokes, C; Wu, W; Dandy, G.C.; Alvisi, S; Creaco, Enrico; Franchini, Marco; Saldarriaga, J; Páez, D; Hernandez, David; Bohórquez, J; Bent, R; Coffrin, C; Judi, D; McPherson, T; van Hentenryck, P; Matos, J; Monteiro, A; Matias, N; Yoo, D; Lee, H; Kim, J; Iglesias-Rey, P; Martínez-Solano, F; Mora-Meliá, D; Ribelles-Aguilar, J; Guidolin, Michele; Fu, Guangtao; Reed, P.M.; Wang, Qi; Liu, H; McClymont, K; Johns, Matthew B.; Keedwell, Edward; Kandiah, V; Jasper, M; Drake, K; Shafiee, E; Barandouzi, M; Berglund, A; Brill, D; Mahinthakumar, G; Ranjithan, R; Zechman, E; Morley, Mark S.; Tricarico, Carla; de Marinis, G.; Tolson, B; Khedr, A; Asadzadeh, M (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2013-05-18)
    The Battle of the Water Networks II (BWN-II) is the latest of a series of competitions related to the design and operation of water distribution systems (WDSs) undertaken within the Water Distribution Systems Analysis ...
  • The Bayesian Decision Tree Technique with a Sweeping Strategy 

    Schetinin, Vitaly; Fieldsend, Jonathan E.; Partridge, Derek; Krzanowski, Wojtek J.; Everson, Richard M.; Bailey, Trevor C.; Hernandez, Adolfo (2004)
    The uncertainty of classification outcomes is of crucial importance for many safety critical applications including, for example, medical diagnostics. In such applications the uncertainty of classification can be reliably ...
  • Bayesian detection of planetary transits. A modified version of the Gregory-Loredo method for Bayesian periodic signal detection 

    Aigrain, Suzanne; Favata, F. (EDP Sciences, 2002)
    The detection of planetary transits in stellar photometric light-curves is poised to become the main method for finding substantial numbers of terrestrial planets. The French-European mission COROT (foreseen for launch in ...