More than 3700 fertilized toad eggs were used in a series of
studies designed to determine the effects of UV-B radiation (290-
315 nm) on temporal developmental patterns, systematic development
and viability prior to metamorphic climax. The eggs were
exposed to radiation from either "white-light" fluorescent lamps
(Vita-Lite, Duro-Test Corporation,...
Reduction of stratospheric ozone caused by human
perturbation with halocarbon compounds and the consequent
increase in mid-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (UV-B
radiation. 290-320 nm) reaching the earth's surface could
have deleterious ecological effects on marine primary
producers. Unialgal and mixed cultures of Thalassiosira
pseudonana and Thalassiosira weisflogii were exposed to
Global atmospheric pollution from chlorofluorocarbons has the
potential of causing significant reductions in the concentrations of
stratospheric ozone. If the production of chlorofluorocarbons were
to continue into the future at the rate prevalent in 1977, the
steady state reduction in total global ozone could be between five
percent to ten...
In these tests, phenolic constituents from bark of Shasta red fir were found ineffective as stiffening agents for corrugating medium. Other means of application, however, may be effective.
Gum from inner bark of Shasta red fir was not so effective as a beater additive as was locust bean gum, but...
Artificial substrates colonized by diatoms from Yaquina Estuary, Oregon, were exposed to solar visible radiation and three levels of ultraviolet radiation (UV-B, 290-320 nm). Flow-through microcosms were constructed inside a glasshouse to serve as chambers for the artificial substrates. The artificial substrates were sampled during three spring/summer experiments. Chlorophyll a...
A two-dimensional numerical mesoscale model, which ic1udes
radiative and turbulent transfers, has been constructed to study the
formation, development and dissipation of coastal stratus cloud
under an inversion. In the model, the delta-Eddington and emissivity
approximations are used for the solar and thermal radiative
transfers, respectively. K-theory parameterization is adopted...