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An Analysis of a Relatively Rare Case of Continental Blocking
(Jon Wiley and Sons, 1999-01)
linked to a broad region of colder-than-normal SSTs found over the north central Pacific during the spring season and much of the previous winter. Simple "Sutcliffe-type" and thermodynamic analyses of the accompanying lower tropospheric warm anomaly...
Which variables influence farmer adoption of genetically modified orphan crops? Measuring attitudes and intentions to adopt gm matooke banana in Uganda
(University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2017)
. Participatory ranking exercises undertaken with 167 randomly selected farmers and focus groups consisting of an additional 94 farmers suggest that attitudes and potential patterns of adoption will vary significantly according to region, farm size, membership...
Climatological features of blocking anticyclones: a study of Northern Hemisphere CCM1 model blocking events in present-day and double CO2 concentration atmospheres
of occurrences, annual variations is size and intensity, and preferred formation regions. A more detailed analysis (i.e., by region and season) revealed some di¤erences between the CCM1 and observed blocking events for characteristics such as mean frequency...
The Short and Long-term Variability of F2 or Stronger (Significant) Tornadoes in the Central Plains
(Missouri Academy of Science, 2004-08)
An analysis of the interannual and interdecadal variability of significant tornado events that occurred over a four state region in the central plains was performed over a 53 year period (1950 - 2002) using the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives...
Towards genetically engineered crops in Ghanaian agriculture : confined field trials and the 'next-door neighbor effect' theory
(University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2016)
(GMO) debates and published opinions shows a considerable amount of opposition to GE agriculture and GMOs in Ghana. This notwithstanding, we suggest that Bt cotton cultivation in Burkina Faso--Ghana's immediate neighbor to the north�??may play a role...
Altai oral epic
The Payoffs to Transgenic Field Crops: An Assessment of the Evidence
The purpose of this study is to compile and characterize the farm-level evidence of the impacts of transgenic field crops available in the public domain and to determine if any general implications can be drawn from it. The studies show that...
A Firework of H2 Knots in the planetary nebula NGC 7293 (The Helix Nebula)
(American Astronomical Society, 2009)
to be examined. The knots are found at distances of 2. 2-6. 4 from the central star (CS). At the inner edge and in the inner ring (up to 4. 5 from the CS), the knot often show a “tadpole” shape, an elliptical head with a bright crescent inside and a long...
Reliefs of Visions or Displays of Transmundane Realms in Gandha?ran Buddhist Art : Significance of a Panel relief with S?a?kyamuni
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Museum of Art and Archaeology, 2010)
"While more than a century and a half has passed since works from ancient Gandha?ra and related areas captured the attention of Western researchers and while many questions remain unanswered with controversies unresolved, ...
A comparison of two cases of low-latitude thundersnow
(Centro Ciencias Atmosfera UNAM, 2009-03)
in the Southern Hemisphere and was a late winter case that developed under the influence of underlying orography. Lightning was plentiful in that event (94 cloud-to-ground flashes in the region), but snow accumulations were not significant. Lightning flashes...
Global Impact of Biotech Crops: Socio-Economic and Environmental Effects in the First Ten Years of Commercial Use
Genetically modified (GM) crops have now been grown com- mercially on a substantial scale for ten years. This paper assesses the impact this technology is having on global agricul- ture from both ...
The Calibration of Mid-Infrared Star Formation Rate Indicators
(American Astronomical Society, 2007)
With the goal of investigating the degree to which the MIR emission traces the SFR, we analyze Spitzer 8 and 24 m data of star- forming regions in a sample of 33 nearby galaxies with available HST NICMOS images in the Pa (1.8756 m) emission line...
From Polytheism to Christianity in the temples of Cyprus
to Christianity was not a uniform process but varied with myriad local factors, and can best be understood on the regional level. The island of Cyprus, which Gene visited during the Missouri expedition to Kourion in the early 1980s, provides material to explore...
Public Perceptions and Willingness-to-Pay a Premium for Non-GM Foods in the US and UK
This study uses consumer survey data collected in the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) to examine the linkages between subjective risk and benefit perceptions and willingness-to-pay a premium for non-genetically ...
An Ex Ante Analysis of the Benefits from the Adoption of Corn Rootworm Resistant Transgenic Corn Technology
If a new corn rootworm resistant transgenic corn technology had been adopted on all of the United States acres treated for corn rootworm in the year 2000, the total benefits in that year alone would have been $460 million: ...
A Pilgrimage to Indian Museums
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1972)