Below you may find selected research papers and other works from the Institute for Earth, Computing, Human and Observing (ECHO) at Chapman University.

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Submissions from 2022

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Snow Cover Variability and Trend Over the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region Using MODIS and SRTM Data, Nirasindhu Desinayak, Anup K. Prasad, Hesham el-Askary, Menas Kafatos, and Ghassem R. Asrar

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Observations on the Stress Related Variations of Soil Radon Concentration in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece, Vassilios K. Karastathis, George Eleftheriou, Menas Kafatos, Kanaris Tsinganos, G-Akis Tselentis, Evangelos Mouzakiotis, and Dimitar Ouzounov

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Meteorological Characteristics of Fog Events in Korean Smart Cities and Machine Learning Based Visibility Estimation, Jaemin Kim, Seung Hee Kim, Hyun Woo Seo, Yi Victor Wang, and Yun Gon Lee

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Surface Urban Heat Island in South Korea’s New Towns with Different Urban Planning, Kyungil Lee, Yoonji Kim, Hyun Chan Sung, Seung Hee Kim, and Seong Woo Jeon

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Editorial: Geospace Observation of Natural Hazards, Dimitar Ouzounov, Jann-Yenq Liu, Patrick T. Taylor, and Katsumi Hattori

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High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Census Data Reveals Communities at Risk Along the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) in California, USA, Jessica E. Viner, Slade T. Laszewski, Wesley Ho, Justin Ewoldt, Pionnah Gregorio, Liz Lyon, Brian Hoover, and Shenyue Jia

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Murphy Scale: A Locational Equivalent Intensity Scale for Hazard Events, Yi Victor Wang and Antonia Sebastian

Submissions from 2021

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Prevention and Preparedness of the Messina-Reggio Calabria Strait: An Earthquake Forecasting and Didactic Project, Francesco Di Stefano, Gioacchino Giampaolo Giuliani, Dimitar Ouzounov, Daniele Cataldi, Cristiano Fidani, Angelo D'Errico, and Giulia Fioravanti

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Reaction Intensity Partitioning: A New Perspective of the National Fire Danger Rating System Energy Release Component, Francis M. Fujioka, David R. Weise, Shyh-Chin Chen, Seung Hee Kim, and Menas C. Kafatos

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Investigating the Lagged Relationship between Smap Soil Moisture and Live Fuel Moisture in California, USA, Shenyue Jia, Seung Hee Kim, Son V. Nghiem, Keun Hang S. Yang, and Menas Kafatos

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스마트시티를 위한 도시기상자료의 미래수요 및 활용가치 분석 (Analysis of Future Demand and Utilization of the Urban Meteorological Data for the Smart City), Seong-Gon Kim, Seung Hee Kim, Chul-Hee Lim, Seong-Kyun Na, Sang Seo Park, Jaemin Kim, and Yun Gon Lee

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Transient Effects in Atmosphere and Ionosphere Preceding the 2015 M7.8 and M7.3 Gorkha–Nepal Earthquakes, Dimitar Ouzounov, Sergey Pulinets, Dmitry Davidenko, Alexandr Rozhnoi, Maria Solovieva, Viktor Fedun, B. N. Dwivedi, Anatoly Rybin, Menas Kafatos, and Patrick Taylor

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From Hector Mine M7.1 to Ridgecrest M7.1 Earthquake. A Look from a 20-Year Perspective, Sergey Pulinets, Marina Tsidilina, Dimitar Ouzounov, and Dmitry Davidenko

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Apigenin and Structurally Related Flavonoids Allosterically Potentiate the Function of Human α7-Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Expressed in SH-EP1 Cells, Waheed Shabbir, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Bassem Sadek, and Murat Oz

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Changes in Fire Weather Climatology Under 1.5 ◦C and 2.0 ◦C Warming, Rackhun Son, Hyungjun Kim, Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang, Jee-Hoon Jeong, Sung-Ho Woo, Ji-Yoon Jeong, Byung-Doo Lee, Seung Hee Kim, Matthew LaPlante, Chun-Geun Kwon, and Jin-Ho Yoon

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Recurrent Pattern of Extreme Fire Weather in California, Rackhun Son, S-Y Simon Wang, Seung Hee Kim, Hyungjun Kim, Jee-Hoon Jeong, and Jin-Ho Yoon

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Pre-Earthquake Ionospheric Perturbation Identification Using CSES Data via Transfer Learning, Pan Xiong, Cheng Long, Huiyu Zhou, Roberto Battiston, Angelo De Santis, Dimitar Ouzounov, Xuemin Zhang, and Xuhui Shen

Submissions from 2020

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Capsaicin Is a Negative Allosteric Modulator of the 5-HT3 Receptor, Eslam El Nebrisi, Tatiana Prytkova, Dietrich Ernst Lorke, Luke Howarth, Asma Hassan Alzaabi, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Frank Christopher Howarth, and Murat Oz

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Earth’s Outgoing Longwave Radiation Variability Prior to M ≥6.0 Earthquakes in the Taiwan Area During 2009–2019, Ching-Chou Fu, Lou-Chang Lee, Dimitar Ouzounov, and Jyh-Cherng Jan

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Patterns of Population Displacement During Mega-Fires in California detected using Facebook Disaster Maps, Shenyue Jia, Seung Hee Kim, Son V. Nghiem, Paul Doherty, and Menas Kafatos

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Assessment of Aerosol Optical Depth Under Background and Polluted Conditions Using AERONET and VIIRS Datasets, Mijin Kim, Seung Hee Kim, Woogyung Vincent Kim, Yun Gon Lee, Jhoon Kim, and Menas C. Kafatos

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The Source Detection of 28 September 2018 Sulawesi Tsunami by Using Ionospheric GNSS Total Electron Content Disturbance, Jann-Yenq Liu, Chi-Yen Lin, Yuh-Ing Chen, Tso-Ren Wu, Meng-Ju Chung, Tien-Chi Liu, Yu-Lin Tsai, Loren C. Chang, Chi-Kuang Chao, Dimitar Ouzounov, and Katsumi Hattori

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Atmosphere Response to Pre-Earthquake Processes Revealed by Satellite and Ground Observations. Case Study for Few Strong Earthquakes in Xinjiang, China (2008-2014), Dimitar Ouzounov, Sergey Pulinets, Ke Sun, Xuhui Shen, and Menas Kafatos

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Principles of Organizing Earthquake Forecasting Based on Multiparameter Sensor-WEB Monitoring Data, Sergey Pulinets, Dimitar Ouzounov, Dmitry Davidenko, and Pavel Budnikov

Submissions from 2019

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Gamma Ray and Radon Anomalies in Northern Taiwan as a Possible Preearthquake Indicator around the Plate Boundary, Ching-Chou Fu, Lou-Chuang Lee, Tsanyao Frank Yang, Cheng-Horng Lin, Cheng-Hong Chen, Vivek Walia, Tsung-Kwei Liu, Dimitar Ouzounov, Gioacchino Giuliani, Tzu-Hua Lai, and Peng-Kang Wang

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Estimating Live Fuel Moisture Using SMAP L-Band Radiometer Soil Moisture for Southern California, USA, Shenyue Jia, Seung Hee Kim, Son V. Nghiem, and Menas Kafatos

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A Feasibility Study on the Application of TVDI on Accessing Wildfire Danger in the Korean Peninsula, Kwang Nyun Kim, Seung Hee Kim, Myoung Soo Won, Keun Chang Jang, Won Jun Choi, and Yun Gon Lee

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Assessing Environmentally Sensitive Land to Desertification Using MEDALUS Method in Mongolia, Eun Jung Lee, Dongfan Piao, Cholho Song, Jiwon Kim, Chul-Hee Lim, Eunji Kim, Jooyeon Moon, Menas Kafatos, Munkhnsan Lamchin, Seong Woo Jeon, and Woo-Kyun Lee

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Assessment of Agricultural Drought Considering the Hydrological Cycle and Crop Phenology in the Korean Peninsula, Chul-Hee Lim, Seung Hee Kim, Jong Ahn Chun, Menas Kafatos, and Woo-Kyun Lee

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The Nature of the Heisenberg-von Neumann Cut: Enhanced Orthodox Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, Ashok Narasimhan, Deepak Chopra, and Menas Kafatos

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The Effect of the 21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on the Phase of VLF/LF Signals, A. Rozhnoi, M. Solovieva, S. Shalimov, Dimitar Ouzounov, P. Gallagher, G. Verth, J. McCauley, S. Shelyag, and V. Fedun

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Coccidioidomycosis: Medical and Spatio-Temporal Perspectives, Nikias Sarafoglou, Rafael Laniado-Laborin, and Menas Kafatos

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Tropospheric and Ionospheric Anomalies Induced by Volcanic and Saharan Dust Events as Part of Geosphere Interaction Phenomena, Valerio Tramutoli, Francesco Marchese, Alfredo Falconieri, Carolina Filizzola, Nicola Genzano, Katsumi Hattori, Mariano Lisi, Jann-Yenq Liu, Dimitar Ouzounov, Michel Parrot, Nicola Pergola, and Sergey Pulinets

Submissions from 2018

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Curcumin Potentiates the Function of Human α7-nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Expressed in SH-EP1 Cells, Eslam El Nebrisi, Lina T. Al Kury, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Petrilla Jayaprakash, Frank Christopher Howarth, Nadine Kabbani, and Murat Oz

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Estimating Live Fuel Moisture in Southern California Using Remote Sensing Vegetation Water Content Proxies, Shenyue Jia, Seung Hee Kim, Son V. Nghiem, Wonhee Cho, and Menas Kafatos

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The Participating Mind in the Quantum Universe, Menas Kafatos and Keun-Hang Susan Yang

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Hyperspectral Analysis of Pine Wilt Disease to Determine an Optimal Detection Index, So-Ra Kim, Woo-Kyun Lee, Chul-Hee Lim, Moonil Kim, Menas Kafatos, Seung-Ho Lee, and Sung-Soon Lee

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Estimating Live Fuel Moisture from MODIS Satellite Data for Wildfire Danger Assessment in Southern California USA, Boksoon Myoung, Seung Hee Kim, Son V. Nghiem, Shenyue Jia, Kristen Whitney, and Menas Kafatos

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Impacts of Pacific SSTs on Atmospheric Circulations Leading to California Winter Precipitation Variability: A Diagnostic Modeling, Boksoon Myoung, Sang-Wook Yeh, Jinwon Kim, and Menas Kafatos

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Multiparameter Assessment of Pre‐Earthquake Atmospheric Signals, Dimitar Ouzounov, Sergey Pulinets, Jann-Yenq Liu, Katsumi Hattori, and Peng Han

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Lithosphere–Atmosphere–Ionosphere–Magnetosphere Coupling—A Concept for Pre‐Earthquake Signals Generation, Sergey Pulinets, Dimitar Ouzounov, Alexander Karelin, and Dmitry Davidenko

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Estimation of the Relationship Between Satellite-Derived Vegetation Indices and Live Fuel Moisture Towards Wildfire Risk in Southern California, Kristen Whitney, Seung Hee Kim, Shenyue Jia, and Menas Kafatos

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Geometroneurodynamics and Neuroscience, Keun-Hang Susan Yang and Menas Kafatos

Submissions from 2017

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Satellite Observation of CH4 and CO Anomalies Associated with the Wenchuan MS 8.0 and Lushan MS 7.0 Earthquakes in China, Y. Cui, Dimitar Ouzounov, N. Hatzopoulos, K. Sun, Z. Zou, and J. Du

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Saving the Physics II: Who Needs to be Saved? It Depends on Your Metaphysics, Menas Kafatos

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Sheaf Theoretic Formulation for Consciousness and Qualia and Relationship to the Idealism of Non-Dual Philosophies, Menas Kafatos and Goro Kato

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Responses of Agroecosystems to Climate Change: Specifics of Resilience in the Mid-Latitude Region, Menas Kafatos, Seung Hee Kim, Chul-Hee Lim, Jinwon Kim, and Woo-Kyun Lee

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Analyzing Long Wave Radiation Data Associated with the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes Based on Multi-orbit Satellite Observations, Sun Ke, Shan Xin-Jian, Dimitar Ouzounov, Shen Xu-Hui, and Jing Feng

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Estimation of the Virtual Water Content of Main Crops on the Korean Peninsula Using Multiple Regional Climate Models and Evapotranspiration Methods, Chul-Hee Lim, Seung Hee Kim, Yuyoung Choi, Menas Kafatos, and Woo-Kyun Lee

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On the Relationship between Spring NAO and Snowmelt in the Upper Southwestern United States, Boksoon Myoung, Seung Hee Kim, Jinwon Kim, and Menas Kafatos

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Thermal Radiation Anomalies Associated with Major Earthquakes, Dimitar Ouzounov, Sergey Pulinets, Menas Kafatos, and Patrick Taylor

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Cellular and Molecular Targets of Menthol Actions, Murat Oz, Eslam El Nebrisi, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Frank Christopher Howarth, and Lina T. Al Kury

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Thujone inhibits the function of α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and impairs nicotine-induced memory enhancement in one-trial passive avoidance paradigm, Ahmed Sultan, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Dmytro Isaev, Eslam El Nebrisi, Nurulain Syed, Nadia Khan, Christopher F. Howarth, Bassem Sadek, and Murat Oz

Submissions from 2016

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Mathematical Frameworks for Consciousness, Menas C. Kafatos and Ashok Narasimhan

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The Quantum Universe: Philosophical Foundations and Oriental Medicine, Menas Kafatos and Keun-Hang Susan Yang

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Perceived Reality, Quantum Mechanics, and Consciousness, Subhash Kak, Deepak Chopra, and Menas Kafatos

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Sensitivity of Maize Yield Potential to Regional Climate in the Southwestern U.S., Seung Hee Kim, Boksoon Myoung, David Stack, Jinwon Kim, and Menas Kafatos

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Inhibition of Human α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors by Cyclic Monoterpene Carveol, Yusra Lozon, Ahmed Sultan, Stuart J. Lansdell, Tatiana Prytkova, Bassem Sadek, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Frank Christopher Howarth, Neil S. Millar, and Murat Oz

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Regional Variations of Optimal Sowing Dates of Maize for the Southwestern U.S., Boksoon Myoung, Seung Hee Kim, Jinwon Kim, and Menas Kafatos

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Exploring Consciousness Through the Qualitative Content of Equations, Ashok Narasimhan and Menas C. Kafatos

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Fundamental Awareness: A Framework for Integrating Science, Philosophy and Metaphysics, Neil D. Theise and Menas Kafatos

Submissions from 2015

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Effects of Cannabidiol on Contractions and Calcium Signaling in Rat Ventricular Myocytes, Ramez M. Ali, Lina T. Al Kury, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Anwar Qureshi, Mohanraj Rajesh, Sehamuddin Galadari, Yaroslav M. Shuba, Frank Christopher Howarth, and Murat Oz

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On the Detection and Monitoring of the Transport of an Asian Dust Storm Using Multi-Sensor Satellite Remote Sensing, Hesham el-Askary, S. K. Park, M. H. Ahn, A. Prasad, and Menas Kafatos

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Fundamental Mathematics of Consciousness, Menas Kafatos

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Climate Change Impacts on Maize-Yield Potential in the Southwestern United States, Seung Hee Kim, Jinwon Kim, Robert Walko, Boksoon Myoung, David Stack, and Menas Kafatos

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Spatial analyses on seismo-ionospheric precursors observed by GIM TEC and DEMETER during the 2008 M8.0Wenchuan earthquake, Jann-Yenq Liu, Yuh-Ing Chen, Cheng-Chi Huang, Michel Parrot, Sergey Pulintets, and Dimitar Ouzounov

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On the Relationship Between the North Atlantic Oscillation and Early Warm Season Temperatures in the Southwestern United States, Boksoon Myoung, Seung Hee Kim, Jinwon Kim, and Menas Kafatos

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Studying Air Pollutants Origin and Associated Meteorological Parameters over Seoul from 2000 to 2009, Sunmin Park, Hesham el-Askary, Ismail Sabbah, Hanbin Kwak, Anup K. Prasad, Woo-Kyun Lee, and Menas Kafatos

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The Effect of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, Cannabidiol, Menthol and Propofol on 5-hydroxytryptamine Yype 3 Receptors--A Computational Approach, Andreas C. Schilbach, Tatiana Prytkova, and Keun-Hang Susan Yang

Submissions from 2014

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Effects of Endogenous Cannabinoid Anandamide on Voltage-Dependent Sodium and Calcium Channels in Rat Ventricular Myocytes, Lina T. Al Kury, Oleg I. Voitychuk, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Faisal T. Thayyullathil, Petro Doroshenkp, Ali M. Ramez, Yaroslav M. Shuba, Sehamuddin Galadari, Frank Christopher Howarth, and Murat Oz

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From Quanta to Qualia: How a Paradigm Shift Turns Into Science. Philosophy Study Vol. 4, Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos

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The Universal Principle of Biology: Determinism, Quantum Physics and Spontaneity, Attila Grandpierre, Deepak Chopra, and Menas Kafatos

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Perceived Reality, Quantum Mechanics, and Consciousness, Subhash Kak, Deepak Chopra, and Menas Kafatos

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Horizontal Divergence Of Typhoon-Generated Gravity Waves In the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (Utls) and Its Influence on Typhoon Evolution, Seung Hee Kim, H.-Y. Chun, and W. Jang

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Application of the Savitzky-Golay Filter to Land Cover Classification Using Temporal MODIS Vegetation Indices, So-Ra Kim, Anup K. Prasad, Hesham el-Askary, Woo- Kyun Lee, Doo- Ahn Kwak, Seung- Ho Lee, and Menas Kafatos

Submissions from 2013

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Menthol Binding and Inhibition of a7-Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors, Abrar Ashoor, Jacob C. Nordman, Daniel Veltri, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Lina T. Al Kury, Yaroslav M. Shuba, Mohamed Magoub, Frank Christopher Howarth, Bassem Sadek, Amarda Shehu, Nadine Kabbani, and Murat Oz

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Menthol Inhibits 5-Ht3 Receptor-Mediated Currents, Abrar Ashoor, Jacob C. Nordman, Daniel Veltri, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Yaroslav M. Shuba, Lina T. Al Kury, Bassem Sadek, Frank Christopher Howarth, Amarda Shehu, Nadine Kabbani, and Murat Oz

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Your Brain is the Universe (Part 1), Deepak Chopra, Murali Doraiswamy, Rudolph E. Tanzi, and Menas Kafatos

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Your Brain is the Universe (Part 2), Deepak Chopra, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Murali Doraiswamy, and Menas Kafatos

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Annual Patterns of Atmospheric Pollutions and Episodes over Cairo Egypt, Y. Aboel Fetouh, Hesham el-Askary, Mohamed El Raey, Mohamed Allali, W. A. Sprigg, and Menas Kafatos

Submissions from 2012

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Biological Autonomy, A. Grandpierre and Menas Kafatos

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Synergistic Use of Remote Sensing and Modeling for Tracing Dust Storms in the Mediterranean, D. G. Kaskaoutis, Anup K. Prasad, P. G. Kosmopoulos, P. R. Sinha, S. K. Kharol, P. Gupta, Hesham el-Askary, and Menas Kafatos

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Simultaneity in the Scientific Enterprise, Nikias Sarafoglou, Menas Kafatos, and James H. Beall

Books from 2011

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Analyzing Black Cloud Dynamics over Cairo, Nile Delta Region and Alexandria using Aerosols and Water Vapor Data, Hesham el-Askary, Anup K. Prasad, George Kallos, Mohamed El Raey, and Menas Kafatos

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Atmospheric Signals Associated with Major Earthquakes. A Multi-Sensor Approach, Dimitar Ouzounov, Sergey Pulinets, Kasumi Hattori, Menas Kafatos, and Patrick Taylor

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Melting of Major Glaciers in Himalayas: Role of Desert Dust and Anthropogenic Aerosols, Anup K. Prasad, Hesham el-Askary, Ghassem R. Asrar, Menas Kafatos, and Ashok Jaswal

Submissions from 2010

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Effective Theories And The Phenomenological Information, Mihai Draganescu, Sisir Roy, and Menas Kafatos

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Estimation of Effective Plant Area Index for South Korean Forests Using LiDAR System, D. A. Kwak, W. K. Lee, Menas Kafatos, Y. Son, H. K. Cho, and S. H. Lee

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Evaluation for Damaged Degree of Vegetation by Forest Fire Using LiDAR and Digital Aerial Photograph, Doo- Ahn Kwak, Jinwon Chung, Woo- Kyun Lee, Menas Kafatos, Si Young Lee, Hyun- Kook Cho, and Seung- Ho Lee

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High Altitude Dust Transport Over Nile Delta During Biomass Burning Season, Anup K. Prasad, Hesham el-Askary, and Menas Kafatos

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The Nonpsychoactive Cannabinoid Cannabidiol Inhibits 5-Hydroxytryptamine3A Receptor-Mediated Currents in Xenopus laevis Oocytes, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Sehamuddin Galadari, Dmytro Isaev, Georg Petroianu, Toni S. Shippenberg, and Murat Oz

Submissions from 2009

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The Potential of the Synergistic Use of Passive and Active Remote Sensing Measurements for the Validation of a Regional Dust Model, V. Amiridis, Menas Kafatos, M. Perez, S. Kazadzis, E. Gerasopoulos, R. E. Mamouri, A. Papayannis, P. Kokkalis, E. Giannakaki, S. Basart, I. Daglis, and C S. Zerefos

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Inter-continental Transport of Dust and Pollution Aerosols across Alexandria, Egypt, Hesham el-Askary, R. Farouk, C. Ichoku, and Menas Kafatos

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Transport of Dust and Anthropogenic Aerosols Across Alexandria, Egypt, Hesham el-Askary, R. Farouk, C. Ichoku, and Menas Kafatos

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Enhanced Pre-Monsoon Warming over the Himalayan-Gangetic Region from 1979-2007, Ritesh Gautam, N. C. Hsu, K. M. Lau, S.-C. Tsay, and Menas Kafatos

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Convective Initiation Ahead of Squall Lines Involving Small Hills, Seung Hee Kim and Robert Fovell

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Melting of Major Glaciers in the Western Himalayas: Evidence of Climatic Changes from Long Term MSU Derived Tropospheric Temperature Trend (1979-2008), Anup K. Prasad, Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Hesham el-Askary, and Menas Kafatos

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Numerical Simulations of the Impacts of the Saharan Air Layer on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Development, Donglian Sun, K. M. Lau, Menas Kafatos, Z. Boybeyi, G. Leptoukh, C. Yang, and Ruixin Yang

Submissions from 2008

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Dust Storm and Black Cloud Influence on Aerosol Optical Properties over Cairo and the Greater Delta Region, Egypt, Hesham el-Askary and Menas Kafatos

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A Study of Land Surface Processes Using Land Surface Models Over the Little River Experimental Watershed, A. K. Sahoo, P. A. Dirmeyer, P. R. Houser, and Menas Kafatos