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IMA Hot Topics Workshop: Predictability in Earth System Processes

A major question facing climate modeling is how best to incorporate data into models. As climate models increase in complexity, their results become correspondingly intricate. Such models represent climate processes spanning multiple spatial and temporal scales and must relate disparate physical phe…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 2

This is lecture 2 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.It continues to address the questionsIs the globe warming?What determines the Earth's temper…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 3

This is lecture 3 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.This lecture covers basics of earth's energy balance, including concepts such as the Stefan-…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 5

This is lecture 5 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.It explores the what and why of Earth's glacial cycles. Topics treated include:how analysis …
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 7

This is lecture 7 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.It reviews previous lectures on glacial cycles, and illustrates how Budyko's model fails to …
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 8

This is lecture 8 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.It continues the survey of recent developments in modeling glacial cycles, including Huybers'…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 9

This is lecture 9 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.It delves deeper into how isotopes, particularly Oxygen-18, are used to know past climates, and …
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 14

This is lecture 14 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.It provides an introduction to linear analysis of equilibria to better understand the nature of…
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Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate at UMN - Lecture 22

This is lecture 22 in the series "Introduction to the Mathematics of Climate" offered at the University of Minnesota in 2014 with the support of MCRN and The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.This lecture treats the phenomenon of exponential growth in errors for chaotic systems, using L…
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Mapping distributions of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Africa: Effects of climate change and the implications for human and animal health

This resource provides a poster discussing ticks and tick born diseases in Africa and the effect they have on human and animal health. The document also presents possible solutions to the problem and details progress being made in the field. This resource provides a poster discussing ticks and tick …
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A review of welfare in cattle, sheep and pig lairages, with emphasis on stocking rates, ventilation and noise

Appropriate space allowances for animals are yet to be specifically determined for lairage. Space allowances that may be suitable for animals in lairage are suggested, based on reviewed studies of animals in transport, lairage and on farm. The longer animals are in lairage the more space they requir…
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The ear skin temperature as an indicator of the thermal comfort of pigs

The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between the ear skin temperature and the behaviour of pigs. Fifty-four pigs weighing 75+or-5 kg were used in three replications (18 pigs per replication) and housed in pens (six pigs per pen) in a controlled climate facility. The room temperat…
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A note on sheltering behaviour by ewes before and after lambing

The effects of lambing and lamb rearing on sheltering behaviour was investigated in multiparous Romney x Perendale crossbred ewes with either 9 (5 ewes) or 3 months (5) of wool growth during daylight hours for 6 weeks over the lambing period, in a pasture with little vegetative shelter but with a 3 …
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Factors influencing the grazing behaviour of sheep in a Mediterranean climate

3 studies were made on the effect of climatic conditions on diurnal grazing patterns and total grazing time for sheep grazing dry pastures in summer in Mediterranean environments in Australia. With Border Leicester X Merino sheep the times of starting and ending morning and afternoon grazing periods…
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Sheltering behaviour and lamb mortality amongst shorn Merino ewes lambing in paddocks with a restricted area of shelter or no shelter

A flock of 380 pregnant Merino ewes was shorn and divided between two 12-ha paddocks. An area of shelter containing five grass hedges 90 m long, 0.5 m wide and 10 m apart was located in the middle of one paddock at a site that was not previously used as a preferred resting area. Sheep used this shel…
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Factors of welfare reduction in dairy sheep and goats. (Special Issue: Criteria and methods for the assessment of animal welfare.)

Scientific research on factors causing the reduction of well-being in sheep and goats is rather recent, as are studies of strategies to minimize the adverse effects of environmental challenges and improper management practices on flock welfare. Sheep and goats, considered very rustic animals, are re…
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Ethical issues concerning potential global climate change on food production

Burning fossil fuel in the North American continent contributes more to the CO2 global warming problem than in any other continent. The resulting climate changes are expected to alter global food production. The overall changes in temperature, moisture, carbon dioxide, insect pests, plant pathogens,…
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