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Taking the pulse of hydrology education

Thorsten Wagener, Markus Weiler, Brian McGlynn, Mike Gooseff, Tom Meixner, Lucy Marshall, Kevin McGuire, Mike McHale
2007 Hydrological Processes  
Progress in the hydrologic sciences has been hampered by a lack of synthesis across the diverse yet narrow disciplinary backgrounds within which most hydrologists are educated. As part of an effort to analyse, synthesise, and unite hydrologic education across a large number of institutions, our group commenced an online survey with contributions from 158 university hydrology educators. This survey provides a first step towards better understanding how hydrology is currently taught and indicates
more » ... how teaching materials and instructor preparation could be improved. The survey has shown that there is little commonality in hydrology education resources and that many instructors are using customized, original materials. Participants spent considerable time preparing their lectures using multiple resources, and noted a wide variety of textbook choice, without any dominant selection. Respondents taught relatively small classes (10-15 students), mainly at the graduate level. Survey participants were predominantly from the USA, with about one-third teaching in engineering departments and one-quarter teaching in earth science departments.
doi:10.1002/hyp.6766 fatcat:xotifmxcineqvkhmt4tycm4gte

McLuhan's Photographic Gestalt (and the project of the object world)

Tom McGlynn
2017 Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Media Studies  
McGlynn, Tom. metal pre-fab building, Judique, Nova Scotia, August 2013. McGlynn, Tom. Montreal (McGill) block and sign, 2015. McGlynn, Tom. New Jersey Turnpike weeds, 2016. McGlynn, Tom.  ...  McGlynn, Tom. yellow loading dock, New Jersey, 2015. McGlynn, Tom. Benches at Horseshoe (Canadian) Falls, 2015. McGlynn, Tom. Kalamazoo mailboxes, January 2016.  ... 
doi:10.17742/ fatcat:6otkksfz6bayjcjrkmbt2gv3cu

IVOA Recommendation: VOTable Format Definition Version 1.3 [article]

François Ochsenbein, Roy Williams, Clive Davenhall, Daniel Durand, Pierre Fernique, David Giaretta, Robert Hanisch, Tom McGlynn, Alex Szalay, Mark B. Taylor, Andreas Wicenec
2016 arXiv   pre-print
This document describes the structures making up the VOTable standard. The main part of this document describes the adopted part of the VOTable standard; it is followed by appendices presenting extensions which have been proposed and/or discussed, but which are not part of the standard.
arXiv:1110.0524v2 fatcat:ab76m5mhdrh3dgjaiqt5sqq254

The VO: A powerful tool for global astronomy [article]

Christophe Arviset, Mark Allen, Alessandra Aloisi, Bruce Berriman, Catherine Boisson, Baptiste Cecconi, David Ciardi, Janet Evans, Giuseppina Fabbiano, Francoise Genova, Tim Jenness, Bob Mann, Tom McGlynn (+4 others)
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Since its inception in the early 2000, the Virtual Observatory (VO), developed as a collaboration of many national and international projects, has become a major factor in the discovery and dissemination of astronomical information worldwide. The IVOA has been coordinating all these efforts worldwide to ensure a common VO framework that enables transparent access to and interoperability of astronomy resources (data and software) around the world. The VO is not a magic solution to all astronomy
more » ... ata management challenges but it does bring useful solutions in many areas borne out by the fact that VO interfaces are broadly found in astronomy major data centres and projects worldwide. Astronomy data centres have been building VO services on top of their existing data services to increase interoperability with other VO-compliant data resources to take advantage of the continuous and increasing development of VO applications. VO applications have made multi-instrument and multi-wavelength science, a difficult and fruitful part of astronomy, somewhat easier. More recently, several major new astronomy projects have been directly adopting VO standards to build their data management infrastructure, giving birth to VO built-in archives. Embracing the VO framework from the beginning brings the double gain of not needing to reinvent the wheel and ensuring from the start interoperability with other astronomy VO resources. Some of the IVOA standards are also starting to be used by neighbour disciplines like planetary sciences. There is still quite a lot to be done on the VO, in particular tackling the upcoming big data challenge and how to find interoperable solutions to the new data analysis paradigm of bringing and running the software close to the data.
arXiv:1803.07490v1 fatcat:sol63r5jafcf5lw34uvzie5ve4

Case study for running HPC applications in public clouds

Qiming He, Shujia Zhou, Ben Kobler, Dan Duffy, Tom McGlynn
2010 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing - HPDC '10  
Cloud computing is emerging as an alternative computing platform to bridge the gap between scientists' growing computational demands and their computing capabilities. A scientist who wants to run HPC applications can obtain massive computing resources 'in the cloud' quickly (in minutes), as opposed to days or weeks it normally takes under traditional business processes. Due to the popularity of Amazon EC2, most HPC-in-the-cloud research has been conducted using EC2 as a target platform.
more » ... work has not investigated how results might depend upon the cloud platform used. In this paper, we extend previous research to three public cloud computing platforms. In addition to running classical benchmarks, we also port a 'full-size' NASA climate prediction application into the cloud, and compare our results with that from dedicated HPC systems. Our results show that 1) virtualization technology, which is widely used by cloud computing, adds little performance overhead; 2) most current public clouds are not designed for running scientific applications primarily due to their poor networking capabilities. However, a cloud with moderately better network (vs. EC2) will deliver a significant performance improvement. Our observations will help to quantify the improvement of using fast networks for running HPC-in-thecloud, and indicate a promising trend of HPC capability in future private science clouds. We also discuss techniques that will help scientists to best utilize public cloud platforms despite current deficiencies.
doi:10.1145/1851476.1851535 dblp:conf/hpdc/HeZKDM10 fatcat:sqik3aoysrcxjc6phvmn7j27cy

DNA replication roadblocks caused by Cascade interference complexes are alleviated by RecG DNA repair helicase

Tom Killelea, Michelle Hawkins, Jamieson L. Howard, Peter McGlynn, Edward L. Bolt
2018 RNA Biology  
Cascade complexes underpin E. coli CRISPR-Cas immunity systems by stimulating 'adaptation' reactions that update immunity and by initiating 'interference' reactions that destroy invader DNA. Recognition of invader DNA in Cascade catalysed R-loops provokes DNA capture and its subsequent integration into CRISPR loci by Cas1 and Cas2. DNA capture processes are unclear but may involve RecG helicase, which stimulates adaptation during its role responding to genome instability. We show that Cascade
more » ... a potential source of genome instability because it blocks DNA replication and that RecG helicase alleviates this by dissociating Cascade. This highlights how integrating in vitro CRISPR-Cas interference and adaptation reactions with DNA replication and repair reactions will help to determine precise mechanisms underpinning prokaryotic adaptive immunity. ARTICLE HISTORY
doi:10.1080/15476286.2018.1496773 pmid:30096986 fatcat:z3ujrabpkfdvvjpokhdxg2ekui

Meta-analysis of five genome-wide association studies identifies multiple new loci associated with testicular germ cell tumor

Zhaoming Wang, Katherine A McGlynn, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, D Timothy Bishop, Charles C Chung, Marlene D Dalgaard, Mark H Greene, Ramneek Gupta, Tom Grotmol, Trine B Haugen, Robert Karlsson, Kevin Litchfield (+36 others)
2017 Nature Genetics  
doi:10.1038/ng.3879 pmid:28604732 pmcid:PMC5490654 fatcat:cgckpfbmdfettob5zt7qjhu2bu

Grid-Based Galaxy Morphology Analysis for the National Virtual Observatory

Ewa Deelman, James Annis, Vijay Sekhri, Tamas Budavari, Maria Nieto-Santisteban, William O'Mullane, David Bohlender, Tom McGlynn, Arnold Rots, Olga Pevunova, Raymond Plante, Carl Kesselman (+6 others)
2003 Proceedings of the 2003 ACM/IEEE conference on Supercomputing - SC '03  
As part of the development of the National Virtual Observatory (NVO), a Data Grid for astronomy, we have developed a prototype science application to explore the dynamical history of galaxy clusters by analyzing the galaxies' morphologies. The purpose of the prototype is to investigate how Grid-based technologies can be used to provide specialized computational services within the NVO environment. In this paper we focus on the key enabling technology components, particularly Chimera and Pegasus
more » ... which are used to create and manage the computational workflow that must be present to deal with the challenging application requirements. We illustrate how the components interplay with each other and can be driven from a special purpose application portal.
doi:10.1145/1048935.1050197 dblp:conf/sc/DeelmanPKSSGHGVASBNOBMRP03 fatcat:qadcnn2mojgfdnqbv3yhcfplsy

Classification of a target analyte in solid mixtures using principal component analysis, support vector machines, and Raman spectroscopy

Marie-Louise O'Connell, Tom Howley, Alan G. Ryder, Marc N. Leger, Michael G. Madden, Hugh J. Byrne, Elfed Lewis, Brian D. MacCraith, Enda McGlynn, James A. McLaughlin, Gerard D. O'Sullivan, Alan G. Ryder (+1 others)
2005 Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy  
The quantitative analysis of illicit materials using Raman spectroscopy is of widespread interest for law enforcement and healthcare applications. One of the difficulties faced when analysing illicit mixtures is the fact that the narcotic can be mixed with many different cutting agents. This obviously complicates the development of quantitative analytical methods. In this work we demonstrate some preliminary efforts to try and account for the wide variety of potential cutting agents, by
more » ... nation between the target substance and a wide range of excipients. Near-infrared Raman spectroscopy (785 nm excitation) was employed to analyse 217 samples, a number of them consisting of a target analyte (acetaminophen) mixed with excipients of different concentrations by weight. The excipients used were sugars (maltose, glucose, lactose, sorbitol), inorganic materials (talcum powder, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium sulphate), and food products (caffeine, flour). The spectral data collected was subjected to a number of pre-treatment statistical methods including first derivative and normalisation transformations, to make the data more suitable for analysis. Various methods were then used to discriminate the target analytes, these included Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Principal Component Regression (PCR) and Support Vector Machines.
doi:10.1117/12.605156 fatcat:nrjlf56rufdznajitzlmodrcxm

Page 167 of Best Sellers Vol. 8, Issue 15 [page]

1948 Best Sellers  
Tom, generous to a fault, managed to sink the property in debt. Manage- ment of the ranch had literally fallen into Lona’s young hands before Tom died.  ...  ., Thomas McGlynn, landed in Portugal after a flight across the Atlantic.  ... 

Page 666 of The National Magazine : An Illustrated Monthly Vol. 38, Issue 4 [page]

1913 The National Magazine : An Illustrated Monthly  
A Single Tax enthusiast; an active associate of the late Father McGlynn and Tom L. Johnson.  ...  Edward McGlynn, Thomas G. Shearman, Tom L. Johnson and many others. For five years he was president of the Single Tax Club in Chicago.  ... 

Population genomics of Bronze Age Eurasia

Morten E. Allentoft, Martin Sikora, Karl-Göran Sjögren, Simon Rasmussen, Morten Rasmussen, Jesper Stenderup, Peter B. Damgaard, Hannes Schroeder, Torbjörn Ahlström, Lasse Vinner, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Ashot Margaryan (+54 others)
2015 Nature  
The Bronze Age of Eurasia (around 3000-1000 BC) was a period of major cultural changes. However, there is debate about whether these changes resulted from the circulation of ideas or from human migrations, potentially also facilitating the spread of languages and certain phenotypic traits. We investigated this by using new, improved methods to sequence low-coverage genomes from 101 ancient humans from across Eurasia. We show that the Bronze Age was a highly dynamic period involving large-scale
more » ... opulation migrations and replacements, responsible for shaping major parts of present-day demographic structure in both Europe and Asia. Our findings are consistent with the hypothesized spread of Indo-European languages during the Early Bronze Age. We also demonstrate that light skin pigmentation in Europeans was already present at high frequency in the Bronze Age, but not lactose tolerance, indicating a more recent onset of positive selection on lactose tolerance than previously thought. The processes that created the genetic landscape of contemporary human populations of Europe and Asia remain contentious. Recent studies have revealed that western Eurasians and East Asians diverged outside Africa between 45 and 36.2 thousand years before present (45 and 36.2 kyr BP) 1,2 and that East Asians, but not Europeans, received subsequent gene flow from remnants of an earlier migration into Asia of Aboriginal Australian ancestors at some point before 20 kyr BP 3 . There is evidence that the western Eurasian branch constituted a meta-population stretching from Europe to Central Asia 2,4 and that it contributed genes to both modern-day western Eurasians 4 and early indigenous Americans 4-6 . The early Europeans received gene flow from the Middle East during the Neolithisation (transition from hunting-gathering to farming) around 8-5 kyr BP 7-12 and possibly also from northern Asia 10 . However, what happened hereafter, during the Bronze Age, is much less clear. The archaeological record testifies to major cultural changes in Europe and Asia after the Neolithic period. By 3000 BC, the Neolithic farming cultures in temperate Eastern Europe appear to be largely replaced by the Early Bronze Age Yamnaya culture, which is associated with a completely new perception of family, property and 1 1 J U N E 2 0 1 5 | V O L 5 2 2 | N A T U R E | 1 6 7 *These authors contributed equally to this work.
doi:10.1038/nature14507 pmid:26062507 fatcat:etz3axlffzht3bq6zllzfi4vzm

A global database of ant species abundances

Heloise Gibb, Rob R. Dunn, Nathan J. Sanders, Blair F. Grossman, Manoli Photakis, Silvia Abril, Donat Agosti, Alan N. Andersen, Elena Angulo, Inge Armbrecht, Xavier Arnan, Fabricio B. Baccaro (+61 others)
2017 Ecology  
doi:10.1002/ecy.1682 pmid:27984661 fatcat:4neinvg5obgjjng3rduxvsczue

Page 417 of The American Journal of Economics and Sociology Vol. 14, Issue 4 [page]

1955 The American Journal of Economics and Sociology  
George’s philosophy had become all-embracing and was to appeal to many interests: to the fiscal reformer, to the political reformer (like Cleveland’s great mayor, Tom L.  ...  The most spectacular expression of George's religious appeal was, of course, the “Cross of a New Crusade,” preached by the priest, Father McGlynn, and others chiefly before the Anti-Poverty Society, whose  ... 

DIA volume 17 issue 4 Cover and Back matter

1978 Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review  
McGlynn, secretaire administratif, Association canadienne de Philosophie.  ...  McGlynn, Administrative Secretary, Canadian Philosophical Association.Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Philosophical Association.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0012217300041391 fatcat:6irrhk7x7nfurnjk7h4hvjljom
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