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  • Climate predictions: the influence of nonlinearity and randomness 

    Thompson, J.M.; Sieber, J. (Royal Society, 2012)
    The current threat of global warming and the public demand for confident projections of climate change pose the ultimate challenge to science: predicting the future behaviour of a system of such overwhelming complexity as ...
  • Climate tipping as a noisy bifurcation: a predictive technique 

    Thompson, J.M.; Sieber, J. (Oxford University Press for Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 2011)
    It is often known, from modelling studies, that a certain mode of climate tipping (of the oceanic thermohaline circulation, for example) is governed by an underlying fold bifurcation. For such a case, we present a scheme ...
  • Climate-Ozone Connections 

    Baldwin, M; Dameris, M (World Meteorological Organization, 2006)
  • Climate–carbon cycle feedback analysis: results from the C4MIP model intercomparison 

    Friedlingstein, P; Cox, Peter M.; Betts, R. A.; Bopp, L.; Von Bloh, W.; Brovkin, Victor; Cadule, P.; Doney, S.; Eby, M.; Fung, I.; Bala, G.; John, J.; Jones, Chris D.; Joos, F.; Kato, T.; Kawamiya, M.; Knorr, W.; Lindsay, K.; Matthews, H. D.; Raddatz, T.; Rayner, P.; Reick, C.; Roeckner, E.; Schnitzler, K.-G.; Schnur, R.; Strassmann, K.; Weaver, A. J.; Yoshikawa, C.; Zeng, N. (American Meteorological Society, 2006)
    Eleven coupled climate-carbon cycle models used a common protocol to study the coupling between climate change and the carbon cycle. The models were forced by historical emissions and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...
  • Climatic impacts of land-use change due to crop yield increases and a universal carbon tax from a scenario model 

    Davies-Barnard, Taraka; Valdes, P.J.; Singarayer, J.S.; Jones, Chris D. (American Meteorological Society, 2014-02)
    Future land cover will have a significant impact on climate and is strongly influenced by the extent of agricultural land use. Differing assumptions of crop yield increase and carbon pricing mitigation strategies affect ...
  • Climatic impacts of stratospheric geoengineering with sulfate, black carbon and titania injection 

    Jones, AC; Haywood, James M.; Jones, A (European Geosciences Union (EGU) / Copernicus Publications, 2015-11-03)
    In this paper, we examine the potential climatic effects of geoengineering by sulfate, black carbon and titania injection against a baseline RCP8.5 scenario. We use the HadGEM2-CCS model to simulate scenarios in which the ...
  • Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin H149A mutant as a platform for receptor binding studies 

    Bokori-Brown, Monika; Kokkinidou, Maria C.; Savva, Christos G.; Fernandes da Costa, Sérgio P.; Naylor, Claire E.; Cole, Ambrose R.; Moss, David S.; Basak, Ajit K.; Titball, Richard W. (Wiley, 2013-05)
    Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin (Etx) is a pore-forming toxin responsible for a severe and rapidly fatal enterotoxemia of ruminants. The toxin is classified as a category B bioterrorism agent by the U.S. Government ...
  • Clostridium perfringens α-toxin interaction with red cells and model membranes. 

    Jewell, Sharon A.; Titball, Richard W.; Huyet, J; Naylor, Claire E.; Basak, Ajit K.; Gologan, Petre; Winlove, C. Peter; Petrov, Peter G. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-08-18)
    The effects of Clostridium perfringens α-toxin on host cells have previously been studied extensively but the biophysical processes associated with toxicity are poorly understood. The work reported here shows that the ...
  • Cloudless atmospheres for L/T dwarfs and extra-solar giant planets 

    Tremblin, Pascal; Amundsen, David S.; Chabrier, G.; Baraffe, I.; Drummond, B.; Hinkley, Sasha; Mourier, P.; Venot, O. (American Astronomical Society, 2016-01-28)
    The admitted, conventional scenario to explain the complex spectral evolution of brown dwarfs (BD) since their first detections twenty years ago, has always been the key role played by micron-size condensates, called "dust" ...
  • Cluster observations of the mid-altitude cusp under strong northward Interplanetary magnetic field 

    Hu, Renyu; Bogdanova, Yulia V.; Owen, Christopher J.; Foullon, Claire; Fazakerley, Andrew; Reme, Henri (American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2008)
    We report on a multispacecraft cusp observation lasting more than 100 min. We determine the cusp boundary motion and reveal the effect on the cusp size of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) changing from southward to ...
  • Cluster-based communication and load balancing for simulations on dynamically adaptive grids 

    Schreiber, M; Bungartz, H-J (Elsevier, 2014-06-06)
    The present paper introduces a new communication and load-balancing scheme based on a clustering of the grid which we use for the efficient parallelization of simulations on dynamically adaptive grids. With a partitioning ...
  • CO abundance variations in the Orion molecular cloud 

    Ripple, F; Heyer, MH; Gutermuth, R; Snell, RL; Brunt, CM (Oxford University Press, 2013-03-19)
    Infrared stellar photometry from the Two Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS) and spectral line imaging observations of 12CO and 13CO J = 1-0 line emission from the Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory (FCRAO) 14-m telescope ...
  • A coarse-grid approach to representing building blockage effects in 2D urban flood modelling 

    Chen, Albert S.; Evans, Barry; Djordjevic, Slobodan; Savic, Dragan (Elsevier, 2012)
    The latest information and communications technology has enabled flood modelling in urban areas using high quality terrain data to simulate the detailed flow dynamics in local areas. However, the computational cost rises ...
  • Coastal landsliding in Cornwall, UK: mechanisms, modelling and implications 

    Shail, R.K.; Coggan, John; Stead, Doug (1998)
    Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the South West peninsula and has an Atlantic coastline in excess of 500 km. The coastal zone provides significant leisure and recreational activities for visitors to the region. ...
  • Cobalt sulfide/N,S codoped porous carbon core-shell nanocomposites as superior bifunctional electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions. 

    Chen, Binling; Li, Rong; Ma, Guiping; Gou, Xinglong; Zhu, Yanqiu; Xia, Yongde (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-12-28)
    Exploring highly-efficient and low-cost bifunctional electrocatalysts for both oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reactions (OER) in the renewable energy area has gained momentum but still remains a ...
  • Coexisting Nematic and Smectic- A Phases in a Twisted Liquid-Crystal Cell 

    Ruan, Lizhen; Osipov, M. A.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2001)
    Twisted homogeneously planar-aligned nematic liquid-crystal cells are cooled into the smectic- A phase. The expected defective structure does not form. Instead the cells still show good optical-guiding characteristics. ...
  • Coherence and measurement in quantum thermodynamics 

    Anders, Janet (Nature Publishing Group, 2016-02-26)
    Thermodynamics is a highly successful macroscopic theory widely used across the natural sciences and for the construction of everyday devices, from car engines to solar cells. With thermodynamics predating quantum theory, ...
  • Coherent nonlinear optical response of graphene 

    Hendry, Euan; Hale, Peter J.; Moger, Julian; Savchenko, A.K.; Mikhailov, S.A. (American Physical Society, 2010)
    We investigate the nonlinear optical properties of graphene flakes using four-wave mixing. The corresponding third-order optical susceptibility is found to be remarkably large and only weakly dependent on the wavelength ...
  • Coherent particle transfer in an on-demand single-electron source 

    Keeling, J.; Shytov, A.V.; Levitov, L.S. (American Physical Society, 2008)
    Electron transfer from a localized state in a quantum dot into a ballistic conductor generally results in particle-hole excitations. We study this effect, considering a resonance level with time-dependent energy coupled ...
  • Coherent phonon modes of crystalline and amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5 thin films: A fingerprint of structure and bonding 

    Shalini, Ashawaraya; Liu, Y.; Katmis, F.; Braun, W.; Srivastava, G.P.; Hicken, R.J. (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2015)
    Femtosecond optical pump-probe measurements have been made upon epitaxial, polycrystalline, and amorphous thin films of Ge2Sb2Te5 (GST). A dominant coherent optical phonon mode of 3.4 THz frequency is observed in time-resolved ...