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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236152/transport-pathway-and-source-area-for-artemisia-pollen-in-beijing-china
#1
Xiaoxin Qin, Yiyin Li, Xu Sun, Ling Meng, Xiaoke Wang
Artemisia pollen is an important allergen responsible for allergic rhinitis in Beijing, China. To explore the transport pathways and source areas of Artemisia pollen, we used Burkard 7-day traps to monitor daily pollen concentrations in 2016 in an urban and suburban locality. Backward trajectories of 24- and 96-h and their cluster analysis were performed to identify transport pathways of Artemisia pollen using the HYSPLIT model on 0.5° × 0.5° GADS meteorological data. The potential source contribution function (PSCF) and concentration weighted trajectory (CWT) were calculated to further identify the major potential source areas at local, regional, and long-range scales...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230565/correction-to-the-influence-of-surface-type-on-the-absorbed-radiation-by-a-human-under-hot-dry-conditions
#2
A W Hardin, J K Vanos
The original article contains mistakes in Eqs. 12 and 13.
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224119/effects-of-diurnal-temperature-range-on-mortality-in-hefei-city-china
#3
Jing Tang, Chang-Chun Xiao, Yu-Rong Li, Jun-Qing Zhang, Hao-Yuan Zhai, Xi-Ya Geng, Rui Ding, Jin-Xia Zhai
Although several studies indicated an association between diurnal temperature range (DTR) and mortality, the results about modifiers are inconsistent, and few studies were conducted in developing inland country. This study aims to evaluate the effects of DTR on cause-specific mortality and whether season, gender, or age might modify any association in Hefei city, China, during 2007-2016. Quasi-Poisson generalized linear regression models combined with a distributed lag non-linear model (DLNM) were applied to evaluate the relationships between DTR and non-accidental, cardiovascular, and respiratory mortality...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218449/generic-calibration-of-a-simple-model-of-diurnal-temperature-variations-for-spatial-analysis-of-accumulated-degree-days
#4
Raphael Felber, Sibylle Stoeckli, Pierluigi Calanca
Accumulated growing degree-days (aGDD) are widely used to predict phenological stages of plants and insects. It has been shown in the past that the best predictive performance is obtained when aGDD are computed from hourly temperature data. As the latter are not always available, models of diurnal temperature changes are often employed to retrieve the required information from data of daily minimum and maximum temperatures. In this study, we examine the performance of a well-known model of hourly temperature variations in the context of a spatial assessment of aGDD...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218448/how-does-spa-treatment-affect-cardiovascular-function-and-vascular-endothelium-in-patients-with-generalized-osteoarthritis-a-pilot-study-through-plasma-asymmetric-di-methyl-arginine-adma-and-l-arginine-adma-ratio
#5
Fatih Karaarslan, Kagan Ozkuk, Serap Seringec Karabulut, Seldag Bekpinar, Mufit Zeki Karagulle, Nergis Erdogan
The study aims to investigate the effect of spa treatment on vascular endothelium and clinical symptoms of generalized osteoarthritis. Forty generalized osteoarthritis (GOA) patients referred to a government spa hospital, and 40 GOA patients followed on university hospital locomotor system disease ambulatory clinics were included as study and control groups, respectively. Study group received spa treatment including thermal water baths, physical therapy modalities, and exercises. Control group was followed with home exercises for 15 days...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218447/urban-climate-modifies-tree-growth-in-berlin
#6
Jens Dahlhausen, Thomas Rötzer, Peter Biber, Enno Uhl, Hans Pretzsch
Climate, e.g., air temperature and precipitation, differs strongly between urban and peripheral areas, which causes diverse life conditions for trees. In order to compare tree growth, we sampled in total 252 small-leaved lime trees (Tilia cordata Mill) in the city of Berlin along a gradient from the city center to the surroundings. By means of increment cores, we are able to trace back their growth for the last 50 to 100 years. A general growth trend can be shown by comparing recent basal area growth with estimates from extrapolating a growth function that had been fitted with growth data from earlier years...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204686/weather-conditions-influence-the-number-of-psychiatric-emergency-room-patients
#7
Eva Janina Brandl, Tristram A Lett, George Bakanidze, Andreas Heinz, Felix Bermpohl, Meryam Schouler-Ocak
The specific impact of weather factors on psychiatric disorders has been investigated only in few studies with inconsistent results. We hypothesized that meteorological conditions influence the number of cases presenting in a psychiatric emergency room as a measure of mental health conditions. We analyzed the number of patients consulting the emergency room (ER) of a psychiatric hospital in Berlin, Germany, between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2014. A total of N = 22,672 cases were treated in the ER over the study period...
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199355/assessment-of-modis-derived-indices-2001-2013-to-drought-across-taiwan-s-forests
#8
Chung-Te Chang, Hsueh-Ching Wang, Cho-Ying Huang
Tropical and subtropical ecosystems, the largest terrestrial carbon pools, are very susceptible to the variability of seasonal precipitation. However, the assessment of drought conditions in these regions is often overlooked due to the preconceived notion of the presence of high humidity. Drought indices derived from remotely sensed imagery have been commonly used for large-scale monitoring, but feasibility of drought assessment may vary across regions due to climate regimes and local biophysical conditions...
December 3, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196806/sensitivity-and-requirement-of-improvements-of-four-soybean-crop-simulation-models-for-climate-change-studies-in-southern-brazil
#9
R Battisti, P C Sentelhas, K J Boote
Crop growth models have many uncertainties that affect the yield response to climate change. Based on that, the aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of crop models to systematic changes in climate for simulating soybean attainable yield in Southern Brazil. Four crop models were used to simulate yields: AQUACROP, MONICA, DSSAT, and APSIM, as well as their ensemble. The simulations were performed considering changes of air temperature (0, + 1.5, + 3.0, + 4.5, and + 6.0 °C), [CO2] (380, 480, 580, 680, and 780 ppm), rainfall (- 30, - 15, 0, + 15, and + 30%), and solar radiation (- 15, 0, + 15), applied to daily values...
December 2, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189970/climate-change-induced-heat-risks-for-migrant-populations-working-at-brick-kilns-in-india-a-transdisciplinary-approach
#10
Karin Lundgren-Kownacki, Siri M Kjellberg, Pernille Gooch, Marwa Dabaieh, Latha Anandh, Vidhya Venugopal
During the summer of 2015, India was hit by a scorching heat wave that melted pavements in Delhi and caused thousands of deaths, mainly among the most marginalized populations. One such group facing growing heat risks from both occupational and meteorological causes are migrant brick kiln workers. This study evaluates both current heat risks and the potential future impacts of heat caused by climate change, for the people working at brick kilns in India. A case study of heat stress faced by people working at brick kilns near Chennai, India, is the anchor point around which a transdisciplinary approach was applied...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185047/pid-temperature-controller-in-pig-nursery-spatial-characterization-of-thermal-environment
#11
Juliana de Souza Granja Barros, Luiz Antonio Rossi, Zigomar Menezes de Souza
The use of enhanced technologies of temperature control can improve the thermal conditions in environments of livestock facilities. The objective of this study was to evaluate the spatial distribution of the thermal environment variables in a pig nursery with a heating system with two temperature control technologies based on the geostatistical analysis. The following systems were evaluated: overhead electrical resistance with Proportional, Integral, and Derivative (PID) controller and overhead electrical resistance with a thermostat...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177798/predicting-the-risk-of-cucurbit-downy-mildew-in-the-eastern-united-states-using-an-integrated-aerobiological-model
#12
K N Neufeld, A P Keinath, B K Gugino, M T McGrath, E J Sikora, S A Miller, M L Ivey, D B Langston, B Dutta, T Keever, A Sims, P S Ojiambo
Cucurbit downy mildew caused by the obligate oomycete, Pseudoperonospora cubensis, is considered one of the most economically important diseases of cucurbits worldwide. In the continental United States, the pathogen overwinters in southern Florida and along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Outbreaks of the disease in northern states occur annually via long-distance aerial transport of sporangia from infected source fields. An integrated aerobiological modeling system has been developed to predict the risk of disease occurrence and to facilitate timely use of fungicides for disease management...
November 25, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170858/impact-of-choice-of-future-climate-change-projection-on-growth-chamber-experimental-outcomes-a-preliminary-study-in-potato
#13
Courtney P Leisner, Joshua C Wood, Brieanne Vaillancourt, Ying Tang, Dave S Douches, C Robin Buell, Julie A Winkler
Understanding the impacts of climate change on agriculture is essential to ensure adequate future food production. Controlled growth experiments provide an effective tool for assessing the complex effects of climate change. However, a review of the use of climate projections in 57 previously published controlled growth studies found that none considered within-season variations in projected future temperature change, and few considered regional differences in future warming. A fixed, often arbitrary, temperature perturbation typically was applied for the entire growing season...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167991/a-comparison-of-bioclimatic-potential-in-two-global-regions-during-the-late-twentieth-century-and-early-twenty-first-century
#14
Maria G Lebedeva, Anthony R Lupo, Chasity B Henson, Alexandr B Solovyov, Yury G Chendev, Patrick S Market
Changes in the general circulation of the atmosphere have been taking place during the latter part of the twentieth century and the early part of the twenty-first century. In the Belgorod region of Southwest Russia, this has been manifested in the more frequent occurrence of stationary anticyclones, including those referred to as blocking anticyclones, especially during the summer season. Also, there has been a general increase in regional temperatures during the growing season over the period mentioned above, and combined with the more frequent occurrence of anticyclones has led to less humid conditions...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159703/ambrosia-pollen-source-inventory-for-italy-a-multi-purpose-tool-to-assess-the-impact-of-the-ragweed-leaf-beetle-ophraella-communa-lesage-on-populations-of-its-host-plant
#15
M Bonini, Branko Šikoparija, C A Skjøth, G Cislaghi, P Colombo, C Testoni, M Smith
Here, we produce Ambrosia pollen source inventories for Italy that focuses on the periods before and after the accidental introduction of the Ophraella communa beetle. The inventory uses the top-down approach that combines the annual Ambrosia pollen index from a number of monitoring stations in the source region as well as Ambrosia ecology, local knowledge of Ambrosia infestation and detailed land cover information. The final inventory is gridded to a 5 × 5-km resolution using a stereographic projection...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150764/projections-for-the-changes-in-growing-season-length-of-tree-ring-formation-on-the-tibetan-plateau-based-on-cmip5-model-simulations
#16
Minhui He, Bao Yang, Vladimir Shishov, Sergio Rossi, Achim Bräuning, Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist, Jussi Grießinger
The response of the growing season to the ongoing global warming has gained considerable attention. In particular, how and to which extent the growing season will change during this century is essential information for the Tibetan Plateau, where the observed warming trend has exceeded the global mean. In this study, the 1960-2014 mean length of the tree-ring growing season (LOS) on the Tibetan Plateau was derived from results of the Vaganov-Shashkin oscilloscope tree growth model, based on 20 composite study sites and more than 3000 trees...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150763/heat-stress-in-cows-at-pasture-and-benefit-of-shade-in-a-temperate-climate-region
#17
Isabelle Veissier, Eva Van Laer, Rupert Palme, Christel P H Moons, Bart Ampe, Bart Sonck, Stéphane Andanson, Frank A M Tuyttens
Under temperate climates, cattle are often at pasture in summer and are not necessarily provided with shade. We aimed at evaluating in a temperate region (Belgium) to what extent cattle may suffer from heat stress (measured through body temperature, respiration rate and panting score, cortisol or its metabolites in milk, and feces on hot days) and at assessing the potential benefits of shade. During the summer of 2012, 20 cows were kept on pasture without access to shade. During the summer of 2011, ten cows had access to shade (young trees with shade cloth hung between them), whereas ten cows had no access...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150762/seasonal-influence-on-adherence-to-and-effects-of-an-interval-walking-training-program-on-sedentary-female-college-students-in-japan
#18
Aiko Tanabe, Shizue Masuki, Ken-Ichi Nemoto, Hiroshi Nose
Habitual exercise training is recommended to young people for their health promotion, but adherence may be influenced by atmospheric temperature (T a ) if performed outdoors. We compared the adherence to and the effects of a home-based interval walking training (IWT) program on sedentary female college students between winter and summer. For summer training over 176 days, 48 subjects (18-22 years old) were randomly divided into two groups: the control group (CNTsummer, n = 24), which maintained a sedentary lifestyle as before, and the IWT group (IWTsummer, n = 24), which performed IWT while energy expenditure was monitored by accelerometry...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143880/effects-of-heat-waves-on-daily-excess-mortality-in-14-korean-cities-during-the-past-20%C3%A2-years-1991-2010-an-application-of-the-spatial-synoptic-classification-approach
#19
Dae-Geun Lee, Kyu Rang Kim, Jiyoung Kim, Baek-Jo Kim, Chun-Ho Cho, Scott C Sheridan, Laurence S Kalkstein, Ho Kim, Seung-Muk Yi
The aims of this study are to explore the "offensive" summer weather types classified under the spatial synoptic classification (SSC) system and to evaluate their impacts on excess mortality in 14 Korean cities. All-cause deaths per day for the entire population were examined over the summer months (May-September) of 1991-2010. Daily deaths were standardized to account for long-term trends of subcycles (annual, seasonal, and weekly) at the mid-latitudes. In addition, a mortality prediction model was constructed through multiple stepwise regression to develop a heat-health warning system based on synoptic climatology...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130120/responses-of-rubber-leaf-phenology-to-climatic-variations-in-southwest-china
#20
De-Li Zhai, Haiying Yu, Si-Chong Chen, Sailesh Ranjitkar, Jianchu Xu
The phenology of rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis) could be influenced by meteorological factors and exhibits significant changes under different geoclimates. In the sub-optimal environment in Xishuangbanna, rubber trees undergo lengthy periods of defoliation and refoliation. The timing of refoliation from budburst to leaf aging could be affected by powdery mildew disease (Oidium heveae), which negatively impacts seed and latex production. Rubber trees are most susceptible to powdery mildew disease at the copper and leaf changing stages...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
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