Research on Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks

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This video discusses ongoing collaborative research on energy efficient wireless sensor networks by UCSD's Computer Science and Engineering department, with a substantial focus on experimentation at San Diego State University's Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve.

HPWREN-enabled hydrologgy sensors at the San Diego State University's Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

submitted by: Monika

Water quality assessments are becoming more and more critical in Southern California and elsewhere. This video describes ongoing activities related to HPWREN-enabled real-time hydrology sensors at San Diego State University's Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve. Both permanent and mobile approaches are being discussed.

Dr. Wolkowicz talks education

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During CyberBridge 2009, Dr. Roland Wolkowicz describes why education is critical to today's young people.

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - John Mayhew

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Goodness-of-fit Criteria for Broadband Synthetic Seismograms, With Application to the 2008 Mw5.4 Chino Hills, CA, Earthquake: John Mayhew, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, Advisor Dr. Kim Bak Olsen - We present a goodness-of-fit measure for broadband ground motion time histories. As is the case with the goodness-of-fit measure proposed by Anderson (2004), our method includes a set of user-weighted metrics such as peak ground motions, response...

Tim Harkins on "The 8 day challenge for 8 genomes"

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Tim Harkins of Roche Diagnostics talks about what he calls "The Edwards & Eisen Challenge" at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 27, 2009.

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Loren Wimmer

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Scenario-Based Seismic Loss Estimation for San Diego County, California: Loren Wimmer, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, Advisor Dr. Steven Day - A study was done to estimate seismic losses to San Diego County, California, and test the sensitivity of those loss estimates to the choice of ground motion model. The scenario chosen was a magnitude 7.1 earthquake on the Rose Canyon Fault Zone. A rupture surface for this scenario was defined following...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Kean Bliss

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Evaluation of XRD and Raman peak broadening in shock-metamorphosed carbonates from selected carbonate-target bolide impact structures: Kean Bliss, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University - Identification of shock metamorphism in minerals is an important line of evidence for confirming the origin of potential impact-generated structures and associated deposits. Unlike common quartz and feldspar occurring in crystalline target rocks, shock-metamorphosed...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Emily Allen

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Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Unweathered Pulverized Rock along the San Andreas Fault, Little Rock, CA: Emily Allen, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University - We present new observations on pulverized granitic rocks recovered from a shallow core adjacent to the San Andreas fault near Little Rock Creek. The site is characterized by extensive outcrops of granitic rocks with varying degrees of damage, at distances of up to a few hundreds of...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Jared Warner

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Biotic Response of Ostracodes to the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum (MECO; 40.0 Ma) in the Southern Indian Ocean (ODP Site 748): Jared Warner, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University - The long-term cooling trend from “greenhouse” to “icehouse” conditions through the middle-to-late Eocene (49.0 – 33.7 Ma) was interrupted by the middle-Eocene Climatic Optimum (MECO; ~40.0 Ma), a transient (~500 kyr) global warming of ~4-6 C° widely recorded in...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Frank Forcino

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Mytilus californianus as an environmental monitor: a case study from central California: Frank Forcino, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University - Intraskeletal oxygen stable-isotope ratios (δ18O) and minor element ratios (Mg/Ca) were examined in modern Mytilus californianus specimens to test the hypothesis that these variables record ambient seawater temperature, and therefore can be measured in fossil specimens as a means of reconstructing...