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Grebmeier J.M.,University of Maryland College Park
Annual Review of Marine Science | Year: 2012
Recent changes in the timing of sea ice formation and retreat, along with increasing seawater temperatures, are driving shifts in marine species composition that may signal marine ecosystem reorganization in the Pacific Arctic sector. Interannual variability in seasonal sea ice retreat in the northern Bering Sea has been observed over the past decade; north of the Bering Strait, the Chukchi Sea ecosystem has had consistent earlier spring sea ice retreat and later fall sea ice formation. The latitudinal gradient in sea ice persistence, water column chlorophyll, and carbon export to the sediments has a direct impact on ecosystem structure in this Arctic/sub-Arctic complex. Large-scale decadal patterns in the benthic biological system are driven by sea ice extent, hydrographic forcing, and export production that influences benthic processes. Shifts in species composition and northward faunal range expansions indicate a changing system. The shifting patterns of life and change in key biological processes have the potential for a system-wide reorganization of the marine ecosystem. Copyright © 2012 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved. Source
University of Maryland College Park and The Regents Of The University Of California | Date: 2015-04-24
Certain embodiments of the present invention involve a method of storing an erasure coded copy of block data, and storing newly updated block data into a separate erasure-coded log structure. The method also includes auditing both the erasure copy of block data and the newly updated block data. The erasure copy of block data and the newly updated block data are probabilistically checked during the audit. In certain other embodiments the newly updated block data is stored in a log structure.
University of Maryland College Park | Date: 2016-01-12
The present invention relates to a method for fabricating a new silver coating/nanoparticle scaffold that significantly enhances the luminescence of near-field fluorophores via the metal enhanced fluorescence phenomenon. The silver coating/nanoparticle scaffold can be used for numerous applications in metal-enhanced fluorescence.
University of Maryland College Park | Date: 2015-10-01
An AC-to-DC converter includes a multi-resonant switching circuit including an AC-AC stage soft-switched LC network that converts a low-frequency low-amplitude alternating input voltage into a higher-frequency higher-amplitude alternating voltage and an AC-DC stage rectifying the higher-frequency higher-amplitude alternating voltage into a DC output voltage via a soft-switched diode. An AC-to-DC converter system includes at least two multi-resonant switching circuits that include at least two AC-AC stages and an AC-DC stage. A control system for the AC-to-DC converter includes at least two resonant gate drivers that each includes: one MOSFET gate configured to transmit a gate voltage signal to an AC-to-DC converter; an on/off logic module electrically coupled to the MOSFET gate; a resonant tank LC circuit electrically coupled to the on/off logic module; and a voltage bias module electrically coupled to the resonant tank LC circuit.
University of Maryland College Park | Date: 2015-03-16
A method for synthesizing a water purification membrane is presented. The method includes stacking a plurality of graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets to create the water purification membrane, the stacking involving layer-by-layer assembly of the plurality of GO nanosheets and forming a plurality of nanochannels between the plurality of GO nanosheets for allowing the flow of a fluid and for rejecting the flow of contaminants. The method further includes cross-linking the plurality of GO nanosheets by 1,3,5-benzenetricarbonyl trichloride on a polydopamine coated polysulfone support.