Below you may find selected research articles from Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences faculty in the Schmid College of Science and Technology.

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Submissions from 2013

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Solid-Phase Organic Matter Reduction Regulates Anaerobic Decomposition in Bog Soil, Jason K. Keller and Kimberly K. Takagi

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Long-Term (1951-2007) Rainfall Trends around Six Indian Cities: Current State, Meteorological, and Urban Dynamics, Shailesh Kumar Kharol, D. G. Kaskaoutis, Anu Rani Sharma, and Ramesh P. Singh

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Multi Geophysical Parameters for Earthquake Forecasting, Ramesh P. Singh

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Development of Self-Assembling Mixed Protein Micelles with Temperature-Modulated Avidities, Allyson S.C. Soon, Michael H. Smith, Emily S. Herman, L. Andrew Lyon, and Thomas H. Barker

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Ontogenetic Scaling of the Olfactory Antennae and Flicking Behavior of the Shore Crab, Hemigrapsus oregonensis, Lindsay D. Waldrop

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Gamete Donor Selection Based on Genetic Calculations. U.S. Patent 8,543,339, Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey, Joanna Mountain, J. Michael Macpherson, and Joyce Y. Tung

Submissions from 2012

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Assessing Satellite-Based Rainfall Estimates In Semiarid Watersheds Using the Usda-Ars Walnut Gulch Gauge Network and Trmm Pr, Eyal Amitai, Carl L. Unkrich, David C. Goodrich, Emad Habib, and Bryson Thill

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The Mechanical Behavior of Mutant K14-R125P Keratin Bundles and Networks in NEB-1 Keratinocytes, Daniel R. Beriault, Oualid Haddad, John V. McCuaig, Zachary J. Robinson, David Russell, E. Birgitte Lane, and Douglas S. Fudge

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Structural Properties of Thermoresponsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-poly(ethyleneglycol) Microgels, J. Clara-Rahola, A. Fernandez-Nieves, B. Sierra-Martin, A. B. South, L. Andrew Lyon, J. Kohlbrecher, and A. F. Barbero

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A Functional Trait Perspective on Plant Invasion, Rebecca E. Drenovsky, Brenda J. Grewell, Carla M. D'Antonio, Jennifer L. Funk, Jeremy J. James, Nicole Molinari, Ingrid M. Parker, and Christina L. Richards

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Fog- and Cloud-Induced Aerosol Modification Observed by the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET), T. F. Eck, B. N. Holben, J. S. Reid, D. M. Giles, M. A. Rivas, Ramesh P. Singh, S. N. Tripathi, C. J. Bruegge, S. Platnick, G. T. Arnold, N. A. Krotkov, S. A. Carn, A. Sinyuk, O. Dubovik, A. Arola, J. S. Schafer, P. Artaxo, A. Smirnov, H. Chen, and P. Goloub

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Regulation of Hard α-keratin Mechanics via Control of Intermediate Filament Hydration: Matrix Squeeze Revisited, Daniel A. Greenberg and Douglas S. Fudge

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Cryptic Distant Relatives Are Common in Both Isolated and Cosmopolitan Genetic Samples, Brenna M. Henn, Lawrence S. Hon, J. Michael Macpherson, Nicholas Eriksson, Serge Saxonov, Itsik Pe'er, and Joanna Mountain

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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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Influence of anomalous dry conditions on aerosols over India: Transport, distribution and properties, Dimitris G. Kaskaoutis, Ritesh Gautam, Ramesh P. Singh, E. E. Housos, D. Goto, S. Singh, A. Bartzokas, P. G. Kosmopoulos, Manish Sharma, N. C. Hsu, B. N. Holben, and T. Takemura

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Variability and Trends of Aerosol Properties over Kanpur, Northern India Using AERONET Data (2001–10), Dimitris G. Kaskaoutis, Ramesh P. Singh, Ritesh Gautam, Manish Sharma, P. G. Kosmopoulos, and S. N. Tripathi

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Soil Organic Carbon Storage in Restored Salt Marshes in Huntington Beach, California, Jason K. Keller, Kimberly K. Takagi, Morgan E. Brown, Kellie N. Stump, and Chelsea G. Takahashi

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Toward a Framework For Systematic Error Modeling Of Spaceborne Precipitation Radar With Noaa/Nssl Ground Radar Based National Mosaic Qpe, Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J. J. Gourley, S. Chen, Z. Flamig, J. Zhang, M. Schwaller, W. Peterson, and Eyal Amitai

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Insight: How Do Aerosols Vary Over Northern India?, Ramesh P. Singh

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Personality Type Differences Between Ph.D. Climate Researchers and the General Public: Implications for Effective Communication, C. Susan Weiler, Jason K. Keller, and Christina Olex

Submissions from 2011

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Evaluation Of Satellite-Retrieved Extreme Precipitation Rates Across the Central United States, A. AghaKoucak, A. Behrangi, S. Sorooshian, K. Hsu, and Eyal Amitai

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Analysis of Agonism and Inverse Agonism in Functional Assays with Constitutive Activity: Estimation of Orthosteric Ligand Affinity Constants for Active and Inactive Receptor States, Frederick J. Ehlert, Michael T. Griffin, and Hinako Suga

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Analysis of Functional Responses at G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Estimation of Relative Affinity Constants for the Inactive Receptor Sstate, Frederick J. Ehlert, Michael T. Griffin, and Hinako Suga

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Quantifying Agonist Activity at G Protein-coupled Receptors, Frederick J. Ehlert, Hinako Suga, and Michael T. Griffin

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Intermediate Filaments Regulate Tissue Size and Stiffness in the Murine Lens, Douglas S. Fudge, John V. McCuaig, Shannon Van Stralen, John F. Hess, Huan Wang, Richard T. Mathias, and Paul G. FitzGerald

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Three-Year Ground Based Measurements of Aerosol Optical Depth over the Eastern Mediterranean: The Urban Environment of Athens, E. Gerasopoulos, V. Amiridis, S. Kazadzis, P. Kokkalis, K. Eleftheratos, M. O. Andrae, T. W. Andrae, Hesham el-Askary, and C S. Zerefos

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Aerosol Properties Over the Indo‐Gangetic Plain: A Mesoscale Perspective from the TIGERZ Experiment, D. M. Giles, B. N. Holben, Sachchida N. Tripathi, Thomas F. Eck, W. Wayne Newcomb, Ilya Slutsker, Russell R. Dickerson, Anne M. Thompson, Shana Mattoo, Sheng-Hsiang Wang, Ramesh P. Singh, Aliaksandyr Sinyuk, and Joel S. Schafer

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Control of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Microgel Network Structure by Precipitation Polymerization near the Lower Critical Solution Temperature, Xiaobo Hu, Zhen Tong, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Synthesis and Physicochemical Properties of Cationic Microgels Based on Poly(N-isopropylmethacrylamide), Xiaobo Hu, Zhen Tong, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Contrasting Aerosol Trends Over South Asia During the Last Decade Based on MODIS Observations, Dimitris G. Kaskaoutis, Shailesh Kumar Kharol, P. R. Sinha, Ramesh P. Singh, K. V. S. Badarinath, Waseem Mehdi, and Manish Sharma

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Extremely Large Anthropogenic-Aerosol Contribution to Total Aerosol Load over the Bay of Bengal During Winter Season, Dimitris G. Kaskaoutis, Shailesh Kumar Kharol, P. R. Sinha, Ramesh P. Singh, H. D. Kambezidis, Anu Rani Sharma, and K. V. S. Bardarinath

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Communication: Bubbles, Crystals, and Laser-Induced Nucleation, Brandon C. Knott, Jerry L. LaRue, Alec M. Wodtke, Michael F. Doherty, and Baron Peters

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Aerosol Climatology Over Nile Delta Based on MODIS, MISR and OMI Satellite Data, H. S. Marey, J. C. Gille, Hesham el-Askary, E. A. Shalaby, and Mohamed El Raey

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An Upper Limit for Macromolecular Crowding Effects, Andrew C. Miklos, Congang Li, Courtney D. Sorell, L. Andrew Lyon, and Gary J. Pielak

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Climatic Drivers of Potential Hazards in Mediterranean Coasts, Agustin Sanchez-Arcilla, Cesar Mosso, Joan Pau Sierra, Marc Mestres, Ali Harzallah, Mohamed Senouci, Mohamed El Raey, and Hesham el-Askary

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Estimation of NOx Emissions from Delhi Using Car MAX-DOAS Observations and Comparison with OMI Satellite Data, R. Shaiganfar, S. Beirle, Manish Sharma, A. Chauhan, Ramesh P. Singh, and T. Wagner

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Bulk Modulus of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Microgels Through the Swelling Transition, B. Sierra-Martin, Y. Laporte, A. B. South, L. Andrew Lyon, and A. Fernandez-Nieves

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Report on the Workshop “Electromagnetic Studies of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (EMSEV)”, Ramesh P. Singh

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Network Deconstruction Reveals Network Structure in Responsive Microgels, Michael H. Smith, Emily S. Herman, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Tunable Encapsulation of Proteins within Charged Microgels, Michael H. Smith and L. Andrew Lyon

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Can Resource-Use Traits Predict Native vs. Exotic Plant Success in Carbon Amended Soils?, Robert J. Steers, Jennifer L. Funk, and Edith B. Allen

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Efficient Replication of over 180 Genetic Associations with Self-Reported Medical Data, Joyce Y. Tung, Chuong B. Do, David A. Hinds, Amy K. Kiefer, J. Michael Macpherson, Arnab B. Chowdry, Uta Francke, Brian Naughton, Joanna Mountain, Anne Wojcicki, and Nicholas Eriksson

Submissions from 2010

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Post-Coring Entrapment Of Modern Air In Some Shallow Ice Cores Collected Near the Firn-Ice Transition: Evidence From Cfc-12 Measurements In Antarctic Firn Air and Ice Cores, Murat Aydin, S. A. Montzka, M. O. Battle, M. B. Williams, Warren J. De Bruyn, J. H. Butler, K. R. Verhulst, C. Tatum, B. K. Gun, D. A. Plotkin, B. D. Hall, and Eric S. Saltzman

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Chronic Inflammatory Responses to Microgel-Based Implant Coatings, Amanda W. Bridges, Rachel E. Whitmire, Neetu Singh, Kellie L. Templeman, Julia E. Babensee, L. Andrew Lyon, and Andrés J. García

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Chemosensitization of Cancer Cells by siRNA Using Targeted Nanogel Delivery, Erin B. Dickerson, William H. Blackburn, Michael H. Smith, Laura B. Kapa, L. Andrew Lyon, and John F. McDonald

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Climatological aspects of the optical properties of fine/coarse mode aerosol mixtures, Thomas F. Eck, B. N. Holben, Aliaksandyr Sinyuk, R. T. Pinker, P. Goloub, H. Chen, B. Chatenet, Z. Li, Ramesh P. Singh, Sachchida N. Tripathi, J. S. Reid, D. M. Giles, O. Dubovik, N. T. O'Neill, A. Smirnov, P. Wang, and X. Xia

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Web-Based, Participant-Driven Studies Yield Novel Genetic Associations for Common Traits, Nicholas Eriksson, J. Michael Macpherson, Joyce Y. Tung, Lawrence S. Hon, Brian Naughton, Serge Saxonov, Linda Avey, Anne Wojcicki, Itsik Pe'er, and Joanna Mountain

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Cooperative Melting in Caged Dimers with Only Two DNA Duplexes, Ibrahim Eryazici, Tatiana Prytkova, George C. Schatz, and SonBinh T. Nguyen

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Microgel Translocation through Pores under Confinement, Grant R. Hendrickson and L. Andrew Lyon

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Stabilization and Swelling of Hagfish Slime Mucin Vesicles, J. E. Herr, T. M. Winegard, M. J. O'Donnell, P. H. Yancey, and Douglas S. Fudge

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Equal BMD After Daily Or Triweekly Exercise In Growing Rats, B. D. Kayser, J. K. Godfrey, R. M. Cunningham, R. A. Pierce, S. V. Jaque, and Ken D. Sumida

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Vibrationally Promoted Electron Emission at a Metal Surface: Electron Kinetic Energy Distributions, Jerry L. LaRue, Tim Schäfer, Daniel Matsiev, Luis Velarde, N. Hendrick Nahler, Daniel J. Auerbach, and Alec M. Wodtke

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A Fish Out of Water: Gill and Skin Remodeling Promotes Osmo- and Ionoregulation in the Mangrove Killifish Kryptolebias marmoratus, Danielle M. LeBlanc, Chris M. Wood, Douglas S. Fudge, and Patricia A. Wright

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Using DNA to Link Gold Nanoparticles, Polymers and Molecules: a Theoretical Perspective, One-Sun Lee, Tatiana Prytkova, and George C. Schatz

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Different Training Volumes Yield Equivalent Increases In Bmd, R. A. Pierce, L. C. Lee, C. P. Ahles, S. M. Shdo, S. V. Jaque, and Ken D. Sumida

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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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A Surface Femtosecond Two-Photon Photoemission Spectrometer for Excited Electron Dynamics and Time-Dependent Photochemical Kinetics, Zefeng Ren, Chuanyao Zhou, Zhibo Ma, Chun-lei Xhao, Xinchun Mao, Dongxu Dai, Jerry L. LaRue, Russell Cooper, Alec M. Wodtke, and Xueming Yang

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Himalayan Climate Change Threatens Regional Stability. Can India Help?, Semil Shah, Sarath Guttikunda, and Ramesh P. Singh

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Comparison of Chlorophyll Concentration in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea Using IRS-P4 OCM and MODIS Aqua, Ramesh P. Singh and Prashant Chaturvedi

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Complementary Nature of Surface and Atmospheric Parameters Associated with Haiti Earthquake of 12 January 2010, Ramesh P. Singh, Waseem Mehdi, and Manish Sharma

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Monitoring the Erosion of Hydrolytically-Degradable Nanogels via Multiangle Light Scattering Coupled to Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation, Michael H. Smith, Antoinette B. South, Jeffrey C. Gaulding, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Calcification Provides Mechanical Reinforcement to Whale Baleen Alpha-Keratin, L. J. Szewciw, D. G. de Kerckhove, G. W. Grime, and Douglas S. Fudge

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Interspecific Variation in Palatability Suggests Cospecialization of Antipredator Defenses in Sea Hares, Kimberly K. Takagi, Nadia N. Ono, and William G. Wright

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Generation of Tunable Narrow Bandwidth Nanosecond Pulses in the Deep Ultraviolet for Efficient Optical Pumping and High Resolution Spectroscopy, Luis Velarde, Daniel P. Engelhart, Daniel Matsiev, Jerry L. LaRue, Daniel J. Auerbach, and Alec M. Wodtke

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Lobster Attack Induces Sensitization In the Sea Hare, Aplysia Californica, Amanda J. Watkins, Daniel A. Goldstein, Lucy C. Lee, Christina J. Pepino, Scott L. Tillett, Francis E. Ross, Elizabeth M. Wilder, Virginia A. Zachary, and William G. Wright

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Deployment of Hagfish Slime Thread Skeins Requires the Transduction of Mixing Forces via Mucin Strands, T. M. Winegard and Douglas S. Fudge

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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

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Site-Specific Photocatalytic Splitting of Methanol on TiO2(110), Chuanyao Zhou, Zefeng Ren, Shijing Tan, Zhibo Ma, Xinchun Mao, Dongxu Dai, Hongjun Fan, Xueming Yang, Jerry L. LaRue, Russell Cooper, Alec M. Wodtke, Zhou Wang, Zhenyu Li, Bing Wang, Jinlong Yang, and Jianguo Hou

Submissions from 2009

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Peptide-Functionalized Nanogels for Targeted siRNA Delivery, William H. Blackburn, Erin B. Dickerson, Michael H. Smith, John F. McDonald, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Pervasive Hitchhiking at Coding and Regulatory Sites in Humans, James J. Cai, J. Michael Macpherson, Guy Sella, and Dmitri A. Petrov

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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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Selectivity of Agonists for the Active State of M1 to M4 Muscarinic Receptor Subtypes, Katherine W. Figueroa, Michael T. Griffin, and Frederick J. Ehlert

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The Mechanical Properties of Hydrated Intermediate Filaments: Insights from Hagfish Slime Threads, Douglas S. Fudge, Kenn H. Gardner, V. Trevor Forsyth, Christian Riekel, and John M. Gosline

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Two Contrasting Dust-Dominant Periods over India Observed from MODIS and CALIPSO Data, Ritesh Gautam, Zhaoyan Liu, Ramesh P. Singh, and N. Christina Hsu

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Interrupted Resistance Training and BMD In Growing Rats, J. K. Godfrey, B. D. Kayser, G. V. Gomez, Jason Bennett, S. V. Jaque, and Ken D. Sumida

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The Guinea Pig Ileum Lacks the Direct, High-Potency, M2-Muscarinic, Contractile Mechanism Characteristic of the Mouse Ileum, Michael T. Griffin, Minoru Matsui, Rennolds S. Ostrom, and Frederick J. Ehlert

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Annual Variability of water vapor from GPS and MODIS data over the Indo-Gangetic Plains, Sanjay Kumar, A. K. Singh, Anup K. Prasad, and Ramesh P. Singh

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Open Ocean Dms Air/Sea Fluxes Over the Eastern South Pacific Ocean, C. A. Marandino, Warren J. De Bruyn, S. D. Miller, and E. S. Saltzman

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Physical Aging and Phase Behavior of Multiresponsive Microgel Colloidal Dispersions, Zhiyong Meng, Jae Kyu Cho, Victor Breedveld, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Air-Sea Gas Exchange Of Co2 and Dms In the North Atlantic By Eddy Covariance, Scott Miller, Christa Marandino, Warren J. De Bruyn, and Eric S. Saltzman

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Validation of MODIS Terra, AIRS, NCEP/DOE AMIP-II Reanalysis-2, and AERONET Sun Photometer Derived Integrated Precipitable Water Vapor Using Ground-Based GPS Receivers over India, Anup K. Prasad and Ramesh P. Singh

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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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A Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer For Continuous Underway Shipboard Analysis Of Dimethylsulfide In Near-Surface Seawater, Eric S. Saltzman, Warren J. De Bruyn, M. J. Lawler, Christa Marandino, and C. A. McCormick

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Variability of Soil Wetness and Its Relation with Floods over the Indian Subcontinent, Ramesh P. Singh, Rajneesh Kumar, and Vinod Tare

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Centrifugal Deposition of Microgels for the Rapid Assembly of Nonfouling Thin Films, Antoinette B. South, Rachel E. Whitmire, Andrés J. García, and L. Andrew Lyon

Submissions from 2008

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Size-Controlled Synthesis of Monodisperse Core/Shell Nanogels, William H. Blackburn and L. Andrew Lyon

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Plant Functional Types Do Not Predict Biomass Responses to Removal and Fertilization in Alaskan Tussock Tundra, M. Syndonia Bret-Harte, Michelle C. Mack, Gregory R. Goldsmith, Daniel B. Sloan, Jennie DeMarco, Gaius R. Shaver, Peter M. Ray, Zy Biesinger, and F. Stuart Chapin

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Reduced Acute Inflammatory Responses to Microgel Conformal Coatings, Amanda W. Bridges, Neetu Singh, Kellie L. Burns, Julia E. Babensee, L. Andrew Lyon, and Andrés J. García

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Salt Marshes As a Source Of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (Cdom) To Southern California Coastal Waters, Catherine D. Clark, Liannea P. Litz, and Stanley B. Grant

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Two-State Models and the Analysis of the Allosteric Effect of Gallamine at the M2 Muscarinic Receptor, Frederick J. Ehlert and Michael T. Griffin

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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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The Intermediate Filament Network in Cultured Human Keratinocytes Is Remarkably Extensible and Resilient, Douglas S. Fudge, David Russell, Daniel R. Beriault, Whitney Moore, E. Birgitte Lane, and A. Wayne Vogl

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Interrupted Vs. Uninterrupted Training on BMD During Growth, B. M. Goettsch, M. Z. Smith, J. A. O'Brien, G. V. Gomez, S. V. Jaque, and Ken D. Sumida

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High Rate of Recent Transposable Element–Induced Adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster, Josefa Gonzalez, Kapa Lenkov, Mikhail Lipatov, J. Michael Macpherson, and Dmitri A. Petrov

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The Work Function of Submonolayer Cesium-Covered Gold: A Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study, Jerry L. LaRue, J. D. White, N. H. Nahler, Z. Liu, Y. Sun, P. A. Pianetta, Daniel J. Auerbach, and Alec M. Wodtke

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Dms Air/Sea Flux and Gas Transfer Coefficients From the North Atlantic Summertime Coccolithophore Bloom, Christa Marandino, Warren J. De Bruyn, Scott Miller, and Eric S. Saltzman

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Inverse Velocity Dependence of Vibrationally Promoted Electron Emission from a Metal Surface, N. H. Nahler, J. D. White, Jerry L. LaRue, Daniel J. Auerbach, and Alec M. Wodtke

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Synthesis of Multifunctional Nanogels Using a Protected Macromonomer Approach, Neetu Singh and L. Andrew Lyon

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Resistance Training and Bone Mineral Density During Growth, M. Z. Smith, B. M. Goettsch, R. D. Van Ramshorst, J. A. O'Brien, S. V. Jaque, and Ken D. Sumida

Submissions from 2007

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Efficient PCA Fusion Techniques for MISR Multi-angle Observations with Applications to Monitoring Dust Storms, Abhishek Agarwal, Hesham el-Askary, Tarek El-Ghawazi, Menas Kafatos, and Jacqueline Le-Moigne