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Putting the Science in Science Fiction

By: Tedd Roberts

Description: This article describes the influence of the evolving science world and how it directly affects the creative part of the 'New Age' science fiction novels and movies.

Excerpt: It is no longer necessarily the case, unfortunately. Perhaps it is because I am now one of those supposedly older, wiser professors who should think professional science all the time and not discuss SF with my students. But perhaps it is because SF itself has changed. Most of my fellow students and early colleagues grew up reading the SF of the '40s, '50s and '60s. During the '70s and '80s SF became much more nihilistic, dark, meaningful and eventually political...

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Even Fantasy Needs a Little Science: (Even Magic Needs Rules)

By: Tedd Roberts

Description: The artice explains why 'realistic science' should be applied to an extent to fantasy novels and films to make it appealing to readers and viewers.

Excerpt: Perhaps the most obvious application of Magic as Technology is in Rick Cook's Wiz Biz books in which the most powerful wizard of our world, is pulled through to magical realm to assist in a war of good versus evil. Instead of a wizard, they get master hacker Wiz Zumwalt, who quickly figures out that spells are a lot like computer programs. He and a few friends construct a spell compiler and they are off and running creating and using spells pretty much the same ...

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Why Science is Never Settled

By: Tedd Roberts

Description: This article goes into detail about why science is a constant never ending process in discovering new things in many different areas.

Excerpt: Science is a process, not a conclusion -– you'll read that quite often in this article and in my other writing. I think that the exact wording is original to me, but it may have already escaped my control and entered the 'net at large, given that I use it quite often. I have a small plaque in my academic office which states: Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind. [I may have to use that in a title someday.] My graduate research ment...

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Bulletin - New York State Museum

By: New York State Museum

Description: No. 52-79, Bulletin of the University of the state of New York; no. 80-118, Bulletin of the New York State Education Dept

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Annales De La Société Des Sciences Naturelles De La Charente-Maritime

By: Société Des Sciences Naturelles De La Charente-Maritime

Description: Vols. for 1854-1860-61, 1874 issued with publications of one or more of the other sections of the academy with added t.-p.: Annales de l'Académie de La Rochelle (each section having its own t.-p. and no.)

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Kungl. Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar

By: Kungl. Svenska Vetenskapsakademien

Description: Vols. for 1813-1854 lack vol. numbering

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Transactions of the Kentucky Academy of Science

By: Kentucky Academy of Science

Description: Some issues also carry number of meeting

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Temperature–salinity Distribution in the Northeastern Atlantic fro...

By: Â. Nascimento; F. Neves; J. Medeiros; J. Dias; I. Ambar; X. Carton; I. Bashmachnikov

Description: MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre/Centro de Oceanografia, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, 1749-016, Lisbon, Portugal. The present study defines new interpolation functions for hydrological data. These functions are applied to generate climatological maps of temperature–salinity distribution with a 25 m depth interval and a 30 km space interval (MEDTRANS data set). The data undergo rigorous initial data quality c...

Alves, M. L. G. R. and de Verdière, A. C.: Instability dynamics of a subtropical jet and applications to the Azores current system: eddy-driven mean flow, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 837–864, 1999.; Alves, M. L. G. R., Gaillard, F., Sparrow, M., Knoll, M., and Giraud, S.: Circulation patterns and transport of the Azores front-current system, Deep-Sea Res. II, 49, 3983–4002, 2002.; Ambar, I.: A shallow core of Mediterranean water off western Portugal, Deep-Sea Res. A, 30, 677...

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A Discussion on the Use of X-band Sar Images in Marine Application...

By: A. Sorrentino; D. Schiavulli; M. Migliaccio

Description: Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, Dipartimento di Scienze Applicate Napoli, Italy. The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is able to generate images of the sea surface that can be exploited to extract geophysical information of environmental interest. In order to enhance the operational use of these data in the marine applications the revisit time is to be improved. This goal can be achieved by using SAR virtual or real constellations and/or...

Schiavulli, D., Sorrentino, A., and Migliaccio, M.: An innovative technique for post-processing de-scalloping, IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens., 2012b.; Alpers, W. and Melsheimer, C.: Rainfall, Synthetic Aperture Radar user's manual, US Department of Commerce, NOAA, Washington, DC, 335–371, 2004.; Baldini, L., Roberto, N., Gorgucci, E., Fritz, J., and Chandrasekar, V.: Analysis of precipitation in repeated acquisition collected by the Cosmo-SkyMed constellation in polarimetric ...

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Monatsberichte Der Königlichen Preussische Akademie Des Wissenscha...

By: Königliche Preussische Akademie Der Wissenschaften

Description: Superseded by: Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin

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Reference Crop Evapotranspiration Estimate Using High-resolution M...

By: F. Uboldi; C. Lussana

Description: ARPA Lombardia, Milano, Italy. Water management authorities need detailed information about each component of the hydrological balance. This document presents a method to estimate the evapotranspiration rate, initialized in order to obtain the reference crop evapotranspiration rate (ET0). By using an Optimal Interpolation (OI) scheme, the hourly observations of several meteorological variables, measured by a high-resolution local mete...

Allen, R G., Pereira, L S., Raes, D., and Smith, M.: Crop evapotranspiration – Guidelines for computing crop water requirements – FAO Irrigation and drainage paper 56, FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1998.; Beljaars, A. and Holtslag, A.: Flux parameterization over land surfaces for atmospheric models, J. Appl. Meteorol., 30, 327–341, 1991.; deRooy, W C. and Holtslag, A.: Estimation of Surface Radiation and Energy Flux Densities from Single-...

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Museum Bulletin

By: New York State Museum

Description: Title from cover

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Observability of Planetary Waves and Their Predictability in the E...

By: D. M. Sonechkin

Description: P. P. Shirshov Oceanology Institute, RAS, Moscow, Russia. The problem of a hard contradiction between limited possibilities of meteorological observations and uncontrolled complication of the present-day weather forecasting models, and its consequences for the planetary wave predictability are considered with examples from the ECMWF short- and medium-range H500 forecasts for the Northern Hemisphere. A supposition is voiced that this problem adds difficu...

Dando, M. L., Thorpe, A. J., and Eyre, J. R.: The optimal density of atmospheric sounder observations in the Met Office NWP system, Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 133, 1933–1944, 2007.; Ghil, M., Cohn, S. E., Tavantzis, J., Bube, K., and Isaacson, E.: Applications of estimation theory to numerical weather prediction, in: Dynamic meteorology: Data assimilation methods, edited by: Bengtsson, L., Ghil, M., and Kaellen, E., Springer-Verlag, New York, 139–184, 1981.; Kazandjan, G. ...

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Hamburgisches Magazin, Oder, Gesammlete Schriften, Aus Der Naturfo...

Description: K. K. Mackenzie collection

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Jahresbericht Der Schlesischen Gesellschaft Für Vaterländische Kultur

By: Schlesische Gesellschaft Für Vaterländische Kultur

Description: Suspended 1919-23

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Study of the Combined Effects of Data Assimilation and Grid Nestin...

By: J. M. Beckers; A. Barth; M. Rixen; A. Alvera-azcárate; L. Vandenbulcke; Z. Ben Bouallegue

Description: GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research, Université de Liège, Belgium. Modern operational ocean forecasting systems routinely use data assimilation techniques in order to take observations into account in the hydrodynamic model. Moreover, as end users require higher and higher resolution predictions, especially in coastal zones, it is now common to run nested models, where the coastal model gets its open-sea boundary conditions from a low-resolution g...

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The Philippine Journal of Science

By: Philippines. National Science Development Board

Description: Vol.1 (1906) issued in one section; Vols. 2-4 (1907-09) in 3 sections; Section A. General science; Section B. Medical sciences; Section C. Botany; Vols. 5-13 (1910-1918) in 4 sections; Section A. Chemical and geological sciences and the industries; Section B. Tropical medicine (varies slightly) (called Medical sciences, v. 5-6); Section C. Botany; Section D. General biology, ethnology and anthropology (varies slightly)

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The proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

By: Iowa Academy of Science

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature; Imprint varies: Cedar Falls, Iowa, (19)-1987; List of members in each volume; Vol. 1 issued in 4 pts. with separate title pages and independent pagings covering the years 1887-93; Vols. 1 (1887)-25 (1918), in v. 25; v. 0 (1876-80)-94 (1987). (Includes index to former title.) 1 v; 1875-1988. (Issued as suppl. to later title; includes index to the journal under its earlier...

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Abhandlungen Der Königlichen Akademie Der Wissenschaften in Berlin

By: Deutsche Akademie Der Wissenschaften Zu Berlin

Description: Jahre 1869 (publ. 1870) issued in 2 vols

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Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

By: New York Academy of Sciences

Description: Supersedes: Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York

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