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See detailHigh-resolution Climatology of the North-East Atlantic using Data-Interpolating Variational Analysis
Troupin, Charles ULg; Machín, Francisco; Ouberdous, Mohamed ULg et al

Conference (2009, April 21)

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See detailModelling uncertainties in the climate of the last millennium : The ASTER project
Loutre, M. F.; Mouchet, Anne ULg; Fichefet, T. et al

Poster (2009, April 21)

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See detailMiddle Miocene climate and vegetation modelling with PLASIM and CARAIB
Henrot, Alexandra ULg; François, Louis ULg; Favre, Eric ULg et al

Conference (2009, April 21)

In a long-term climatic cooling trend, the Middle Miocene represents one of the last warm periods of the Neogene, culminating with the Miocene Climatic Optimum, MCO (17-15 My). Palynological studies ... [more ▼]

In a long-term climatic cooling trend, the Middle Miocene represents one of the last warm periods of the Neogene, culminating with the Miocene Climatic Optimum, MCO (17-15 My). Palynological studies suggest that the warmer climatic conditions prevailing during the MCO allowed warm forests to expand poleward of the subtropical zone, with evergreen forests proliferating in North America and Europe (Jimenez-Moreno and Suc, 2007, Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 253: 208-225). In this work, we used the Planet Simulator (Fraedrich et al., 2005, Meteorol. Z. 14: 299-304 and 305-314), an Earth system model of intermediate complexity, to carry out several simulation experiments, where we have assessed the effects of the absence of ice on the continents, the opening of the Central American and Eastern Tethys seaways, the lowering of the topography on land and the effect of various atmospheric CO2 concentrations, in agreement with the values reported in the litterature. We then produced several vegetation distributions, using the dynamic vegetation model CARAIB (Galy et al., 2008, Quat. Sci. Rev. 27: 1396-1409), to analyse if the climatic forcings considered are sufficient to explain the expansion of warmer forest types to higher latitudes. Our results indicate that an increase of atmospheric CO2 concentration, higher than the present-day one, is necessary to allow subtropical forest types to expand poleward. This result agrees with recent paleo-atmospheric CO2 reconstruction from stomatal frequency analysis, which suggests 500 ppmv of CO2 during the MCO. However, the required warming may be due to processes not considered in our setup (e.g. full oceanic circulation or other greenhouse gases). [less ▲]

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See detailEvolution of Western Mediterranean Sea Surface Temperature between 1985 and 2005
Troupin, Charles ULg; Lenartz, Fabian; Sirjacobs, Damien ULg et al

Conference (2009, April 20)

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See detailInterannual variability of CO2 fluxes and yield by a winter wheat crop (Triticum aestivum L.)
Dufranne, Delphine ULg; Vancutsem, Françoise ULg; Moureaux, Christine ULg et al

Poster (2009, April 20)

In this study, two winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cropping seasons were compared at the Lonzée (Belgium) experimental site. The site, crop management, sowing and harvest dates were similar on the two ... [more ▼]

In this study, two winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cropping seasons were compared at the Lonzée (Belgium) experimental site. The site, crop management, sowing and harvest dates were similar on the two years. The main difference between the seasons was due to to climate conditions. Continuous eddy-covariance fluxes, leaf scale photosynthesis measurements and crop development monitoring were performed during the whole vegetation periods. Globally, the two years were characterised by a higher than normal air temperature (9.9 °C and 11.9 °C respectively against 9.4 °C for standard) and lower than normal rainfalls (595.1 mm and 675.1 mm respectively against 772 mm for standard). In addition, the second season (2006-2007) was characterised by an exceptionally mild winter, dry and hot conditions in April and by humid and cloudy conditions during the last vegetation phases. These particular conditions induced earlier growth stages and the comparison of global fluxes gives contrasting results: gross primary productivity (GPP) was larger in 2007 but, on the contrary, net primary productivity (NPP) and crop productivity were lower on this year. The bad yields could be explained, on one hand by the drought in April 2007 that induced abnormally small flag leaves, on the other hand by cloudy and humid conditions from end May to harvest, that induced an assimilation reduction due to low radiation and favoured disease development. The simultaneous higher GPP and lower NPP and productivity in 2006-2007 raise the question of carbon allocation. It suggests that the excess carbon assimilated in 2006-2007 was not stored in grain or straw and thus that it would have been stored in the roots or in vegetation parts that decompose before the harvest. Further biomass measurements (and especially root biomass) are necessary to confirm this hypothesis. [less ▲]

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See detailA new mechanism of upwelling generated filaments based on potential vorticity balance
Troupin, Charles ULg; Mason, Evan; Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg et al

Poster (2009, April 19)

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See detailS,T-climatologies of the North Sea using the Variational Inverse Method
Scory, Serge; Ouberdous, Mohamed ULg; Troupin, Charles ULg et al

Poster (2009, April 19)

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See detailFaux jumeaux et bisexualité dans les arts premiers et préhistoriques
Mélon, Jean; Jacob, Laurent; Stassart, Martine ULg

Conference (2009, April 19)

The author compares paleo- and neolithical artistic productions ( objects and pictures of the paleolithical art - 30 to 10.000 years bef. JC - and the neolithical -5 t 2.000 bef. JC) with modern or tribal ... [more ▼]

The author compares paleo- and neolithical artistic productions ( objects and pictures of the paleolithical art - 30 to 10.000 years bef. JC - and the neolithical -5 t 2.000 bef. JC) with modern or tribal sculptures. It appears that the most pregnant theme of these socalled primitive arts is symbolical bisexuality. [less ▲]

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See detailBiogeochemistry and carbon budget during a coccolithophorid bloom in the northern Bay of Biscay (June 2006)
Harlay, Jérôme ULg; Borges, Alberto ULg; De Bodt, Caroline et al

Poster (2009, April 19)

Carbon cycling processes (primary production (PPp), calcification (CAL), bacterial production and pelagic community respiration (PCR)) and variables (partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) and total alkalinity ... [more ▼]

Carbon cycling processes (primary production (PPp), calcification (CAL), bacterial production and pelagic community respiration (PCR)) and variables (partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) and total alkalinity (TA)) were measured in early June 2006 at several stations in the northern Bay of Biscay. These measurements were characterized with respect to the coccolithophorid blooming (growth or decline) based on satellite remote sensing (high reflectance (HR)) and other biogeochemical measurements i.e. inorganic nutrients, chlorophyll-a (Chl-a), phaeopigments (Phaeo), particulate inorganic carbon (PIC), particulate organic carbon (POC) and particulate nitrogen (PN)). The major HR patch was located over the shelf, along the continental margin and corresponded to declining bloom conditions characterized by moderate Chl-a <1.0 µg L-1, dissolved phosphate (PO4) depletion, low (<2.0 µmol L-1) dissolved silicate (DSi), low potential primary production (<0.25 µmol C L-1 h-1) and calcification rates (0.02-0.10 µmol C L-1 h-1). Yet, surface waters were undersaturated in CO2 with respect to atmospheric equilibrium. We present a coherent scheme of the C dynamics of a coccolithophorid bloom along the continental margin of the Bay of Biscay, an active hydrodynamic area, based on standing stocks and processes including 14C-based particulate primary production, CAL and PCR. A carbon budget obtained by integrating PPp, CAL and PCR over the water column highlights the importance of C extracellular production to sustain the bacterial demand in the twilight zone, which has also several repercussions on the fate of organic and inorganic C production in the photic zone during the different stages of the bloom. [less ▲]

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See detailFhit implication in the control of tumor invasion process
Joannes, A; Bonnomet, Arnaud; Polette, Myriam et al

Poster (2009, April 18)

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See detailRegulation of CXCL8/IL-8 expression by Zonula Occludens-1 in human breast cancer cells.
Mestdagt, M; Polette, M; Bindels, S et al

Poster (2009, April 18)

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See detailTennis et paris sportifs truqués
Fincoeur, Bertrand ULg

Conference (2009, April 16)

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See detailAdvanced Driver Assistance Systems in Commercial Vehicles and their Safety Potentials
Christen, Fréderic ULg; Zlocki, A.; Becher, T.

in 1. Automotive Colloquium Munich 2008 "Assistance Systems, Drive Units and Drive Trains" (2009, April 16)

Advanced driver assistance systems do not only promise higher driving comfort, but potential benefit for an increase of safety especially for commercial vehicles. Accidents with involve- ment of ... [more ▼]

Advanced driver assistance systems do not only promise higher driving comfort, but potential benefit for an increase of safety especially for commercial vehicles. Accidents with involve- ment of commercial vehicles normally have severe consequences. The Institut für Kraftfahr- zeuge (ika) of the RWTH Aachen University with support from the Institute of Road and Traffic Engineering (isac) of the RWTH Aachen University have investigated in cooperation with the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) current and future ADAS for commercial vehicle in order to determine the potential for their benefit to increase road safety. Based on the accidents of official statistics and in-depth analysis of accidents from the GIDAS data base, relevant accident reasons are assessed systematically for a possible interference with selected ADAS. The qualitatively estimated safety potential results from the superposition of the main accident characterisation, the accident type and the accident category. A detailed estimation of the safety potential is conducted by means of simulations with the traffic flow simulation tool PELOPS. A cost-benefit analysis of the investigated systems is conducted. [less ▲]

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See detailImages, spectacles et médias: quelle place? quelles responsabilités?
Fincoeur, Bertrand ULg

Conference (2009, April 16)

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See detailL’aide juridique belge : entre expertise juridique et défense de causes politiques
Lejeune, Aude ULg

Conference (2009, April 14)

Dans nos sociétés où le recours au droit devient de plus en plus fréquent, de nombreuses initiatives sont mises en place tant par des professionnels du droit, des associations que par les pouvoirs publics ... [more ▼]

Dans nos sociétés où le recours au droit devient de plus en plus fréquent, de nombreuses initiatives sont mises en place tant par des professionnels du droit, des associations que par les pouvoirs publics afin de favoriser l’accès au droit et à la Justice pour l’ensemble des citoyens. Cette communication analyse l’apparition et la constitution d’un mouvement de contestation du système d’aide juridique belge et les stratégies utilisées par ce mouvement pour faire valoir son point de vue auprès des autorités publiques et des professionnels du droit concernés. Depuis les années 1960, l’aide juridique belge est marquée par deux orientations : une approche légaliste portée par les avocats dans le cadre de consultations organisées par les Ordres, permettant à tout citoyen d’avoir accès à l’expertise juridique d’un professionnel, et une approche militante dans le cadre de consultations dans des associations, des syndicats ou des "boutiques de droit", orientées vers une action de type politique. Suite au lobbying exercé par les avocats, la loi de 1998 relative à l’aide juridique soutient très majoritairement l’aide juridique qui s’inscrit dans la première conception de l’accès au droit. Face à cela, un mouvement de contestation, constitué d’avocats militants, d’associations spécialisées dans l’information juridique et d’hommes politiques, revendique un accès au droit qui ne se limite pas à une consultation « neutre » d’un expert du droit, mais à pratiquer une montée en généralités et à construire, à partir des situations singulières, des causes politiques . [less ▲]

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See detailCognitive and affective mechanisms involved in hallucination-proneness
Laroi, Frank ULg

Conference (2009, April 09)

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See detailPEGASE : UN MODÈLE INTÉGRÉ BASSIN HYDROGRAPHIQUE / RIVIÈRES POUR LA DIRECTIVE CADRE EUROPÉENNE
Deliège, Jean-François ULg; Everbecq, Etienne ULg; Grard, Aline ULg et al

Conference (2009, April 09)

Presentation of the PEGASE model (Planification Et Gestion de l’ASsainissement des Eaux), developed by the Aquapole Aquapole. New operational way to assess the evolution of the river quality in terms of ... [more ▼]

Presentation of the PEGASE model (Planification Et Gestion de l’ASsainissement des Eaux), developed by the Aquapole Aquapole. New operational way to assess the evolution of the river quality in terms of presures on them, as well as a tool to help competent authorities to optimise the cost/efficiency ratio of the measures foreseen to reduce the impact of these pressures. [less ▲]

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See detailPeut-on expliquer les patrons d’agrégation spécifiques d’arbres tropicaux à partir de leurs traits ? Une analyse de l’échelle locale à l’échelle régionale.
Rejou-Mechain, Maxime; Bourland, Nils ULg; Flores, O. et al

in Laboratoire d'Ecologie de la FUSAGx (Ed.) ECOVEG 5 - Cinquième colloque d'écologie des communautés végétales (2009, April 08)

Les processus qui génèrent la répartition spatiale des arbres tropicaux ont fait l’objet de nombreuses études. Trois processus semblent déterminants pour la répartition des végétaux : la dispersion ... [more ▼]

Les processus qui génèrent la répartition spatiale des arbres tropicaux ont fait l’objet de nombreuses études. Trois processus semblent déterminants pour la répartition des végétaux : la dispersion limitée, l’histoire de la zone (perturbations anthropiques et histoire climatique) et la différenciation de niche. Leur importance relative est aujourd’hui largement débattue et dépend certainement de l’échelle spatiale considérée. Dans cette étude notre objectif général est de comprendre quels sont les principaux mécanismes qui génèrent les patrons spatiaux des espèces et à quelles échelles ils interviennent. Les données traitées proviennent d’inventaires botaniques réalisés à grande échelle (460000 ha) par des sociétés forestières, en Afrique Centrale (Cameroun et République Centrafricaine). Des mesures d’agrégation spatiale sont réalisées sur 121 espèces d’arbre (individus > à 30 cm de diamètre), dans 4 sites différents et à 3 échelles spatiales : l’échelle locale (0-1 km), l’échelle intermédiaire (1-10 km) et l’échelle du paysage (> à 10 km). Nous testons la relation entre l’agrégation spatiale spécifique et une série de caractéristiques propres aux espèces : le type de diaspore, la tolérance à l’ombre, le type biologique, le système de reproduction et le type phytogéographique. Nos résultats montrent que les patrons d’agrégation spécifiques sont cohérents à travers les sites, jusqu’à l’échelle intermédiaire, mais que les caractéristiques propres aux espèces permettent peu de les prédire. La variation de l’agrégation entre sites pour une même espèce est toutefois très importante et suggère que les patrons d’agrégation observés sont en grande partie dépendants des sites et de leur histoire. Nos résultats suggèrent que les patrons spatiaux spécifiques sont liés à une dispersion limitée à une échelle très locale alors que les patterns observés à des échelles supérieures sont principalement dus à l’histoire des sites et dans certains cas à une forte hétérogénéité environnementale. [less ▲]

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See detailHileôs tôi phorounti. Sérapis sur les gemmes et les bijoux antiques
Veymiers, Richard ULg

Conference (2009, April 06)

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See detailDetecting weeds by artificial vision in carrots: towards optimization of herbicide use
Piron, Alexis ULg; Destain, Marie-France ULg

Conference (2009, April 03)

A method of determining the position of weeds growing in soil amongst horticultural crops is described.

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See detailLes plages d'Agnès. Une pendule sans aiguille
Havelange, Carl ULg

Conference (2009, April 03)

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See detailNanocoatings of inorganic surfaces by the layer by layer (LbL) technology
Faure, Emilie ULg; Zocchi, Germaine ULg; Lenoir, Sandrine et al

Poster (2009, April 02)

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See detailPlant growth promotion of tomato under field conditions in Burundi
Cawoy, Hélène ULg; Nihorimbere, Venant; Kakana, Pascal et al

Poster (2009, April 02)

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See detailDesign of smart polymer micelles for pH triggered drug delivery systems
Jérôme, Christine ULg

Conference (2009, April 02)

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See detailAnomalous behaviour in the diffusion of polyethylene oxide through dialysis membrane
Vignisse, Julie ULg; Gustin, Audrey; Lespineux et al

Poster (2009, April 01)

Dialysis is a common technique adopted in biochemistry to purify biopharmaceutical drugs. This methodology is also of interest in macromolecular chemistry and pharmaceutical nanotechnology in order to ... [more ▼]

Dialysis is a common technique adopted in biochemistry to purify biopharmaceutical drugs. This methodology is also of interest in macromolecular chemistry and pharmaceutical nanotechnology in order to purify synthetic macromolecules and nanodrug carriers designed for drug delivery purposes. However, based on their original applications, the diffusion characteristic of the dialysis membrane is given in respect to the diffusion rate of globular proteins. So the diffusion capacity is function of molecular weight cut-off, i.e. corresponding to the maximum molecular weight of a globular macromolecule to be able to cross the membrane. The diffusion kinetics of synthetic macromolecules is expected to differ significantly from globular proteins due to at least the following differences : Specific relationship between hydrodynamic diameter and molecular weight, Flexibility Ionic density Solubility/miscibility/adsorption behaviour with the dialysis membrane Polymer chain entanglement above a critical concentration. In view to validate the application of this technique to purify synthetic macromolecules, we have compared the diffusion ability of neutral polyethyetylene oxide (PEO) standards or poly(dimethyl-aminoethyl-methacrylate) (PMADAM) to protein standards (human insulin and ovalbumin). [less ▲]

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See detailBiodegradable microcarriers for tissue engineering.
Tsoy, A; Markvicheva, E; Lespineux, David et al

Poster (2009, April 01)

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See detailPhysico-chemical characterization of new polyhydroxyburates (PHB).
Ottevaere, M; Lespineux, David; Sevrin, Chantal ULg et al

Poster (2009, April 01)

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See detailActivation of the complement by PLGA nanoparticles : an in vitro study.
Sevrin, Chantal ULg; Cerda, B; Patronidou, C et al

Poster (2009, April 01)

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See detailDetermination of phospholipids extracted from Tsukamurella paurometabola C-924 after freeze-drying and during the subsequent storage.
Coulibaly, Ibourahema ULg; Yao, Amenan Anastasie ULg; Dubois Dauphin, Robin ULg et al

Poster (2009, April 01)

The total lipids of Tsukamurella paurometabola C-924 were analysed after freeze-drying. Seven individual lipids classes were identified namly neutral lipids (NLs), fatty acids (FAs), phospholipids (PLs ... [more ▼]

The total lipids of Tsukamurella paurometabola C-924 were analysed after freeze-drying. Seven individual lipids classes were identified namly neutral lipids (NLs), fatty acids (FAs), phospholipids (PLs), sterol ester (SEs), triglycerides (TGs), diglycerides (DGs) and monoglycerides (MGs). The principal fatty acids identified in most lipid classes were palmitic (C16:0), palmitoleic (C16:1), oleic (C18:1), linoleic (C18:2), and linolenic (C18:3). PLs were the major constituents and accounted for 50-60% of the total lipids. PLs were fractionated. . PLs of Tsukamurella paurometabola content phosphatidic acid (PA), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), phosphatidylinositol (PI), phosphatidylcholine (PC), sphingomyelin (SM), lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) and phosphatidylglycerol (PG). It was observed that PG had the highest proportion at most points relative to other PLs and was the predominant component of PLs (30%-56%). Evolution of individual rate was followed during stored at 20°C and 40°C with or without lithothamne400®, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailPreparations and characterisations of semi-solid formulations containing a hydrophilic drug for vaginal administration
Coia, Isabelle ULg; Evrard, Brigitte ULg; Piette, Marie ULg

Poster (2009, April 01)

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the effect of different types of semi-solid formulations (aqueous gels, liquid jellified emulsions and hydrophilic or lipophilic creams) for vaginal ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the effect of different types of semi-solid formulations (aqueous gels, liquid jellified emulsions and hydrophilic or lipophilic creams) for vaginal administration on the release kinetic of a hydrophilic drug. This drug is an acidic and hydrophilic (log P (octanol/water) = -3.3) molecule with an aqueous solubility upper than 170mg/ml at pH 6-8. The formulations characterisations consisted in the in vitro evaluation of the drug release kinetic and the measure of all formulations viscosity as well as the creams stability and emulsions droplets size. [less ▲]

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See detailHemoreactivity of poly (dimethyl-aminoethyl-methacrylate) designed for the production of stealth red blood cells
Cerda, B; Pérez, E; Flores, H et al

Poster (2009, April 01)

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See detailLight scattering properties of exopolysaccharide solutions.
Lespineux, David; Sevrin, Chantal ULg; Freitas, F et al

Poster (2009, April 01)

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See detailNew magnetic field measurements of beta Cephei stars and slowly pulsating B stars
Hubrig, Swetlana; Briquet, Maryline ULg; De Cat, P. et al

in IAU Symposium (2009, April 01)

We present the results of the continuation of our magnetic survey with FORS 1 at the VLT of a sample of B-type stars consisting of confirmed or candidate β Cephei stars and Slowly Pulsating B stars ... [more ▼]

We present the results of the continuation of our magnetic survey with FORS 1 at the VLT of a sample of B-type stars consisting of confirmed or candidate β Cephei stars and Slowly Pulsating B stars. Roughly one third of the studied β Cephei stars have detected magnetic fields. The fraction of magnetic Slowly Pulsating B and candidate Slowly Pulsating B stars is found to be higher, up to 50%. We find that the domains of magnetic and non-magnetic pulsating stars in the H-R diagram largely overlap, and no clear picture emerges as to the possible evolution of the magnetic field across the main sequence. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermination of isotopic fractionation delta13C of methane from ground-based FTIR observations performed at the Jungfraujoch
Duchatelet, Pierre ULg; Mahieu, Emmanuel ULg; Sussmann, Ralf et al

Poster (2009, April)

Atmospheric methane (CH4) is a strong greenhouse gas that has important chemical impacts on both the troposphere and the stratosphere. In the troposphere, oxidation of methane is a major regulator of OH ... [more ▼]

Atmospheric methane (CH4) is a strong greenhouse gas that has important chemical impacts on both the troposphere and the stratosphere. In the troposphere, oxidation of methane is a major regulator of OH and is a source of formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and hydrogen. In the stratosphere, CH4 plays a central role (i), due to its contribution to the stratospheric water vapor budget, and (ii), as a sink for chlorine atoms which reduces the rate of stratospheric ozone depletion. Because the different sources of methane (natural and anthropogenic like wetlands, rice paddies, termites, natural gas escape, biomass burning, etc) have distinct 13C/12C ratios (usually reported in “delta” notation δ13C), measurements of atmospheric 13CH4 content, in addition to those of the main isotopologue (12CH4), can be used to investigate individual source strengths as well as their spatial and temporal distributions. Characterization of the isotopic fractionation of methane is therefore important, for example, to help models constrain estimates of the global methane budget. However, experimental data for the 13C/12C isotope ratio are sparse. The currently accepted average value of δ13C in atmospheric methane is about -47‰ (Platt et al., 2004). The first goal of this work is to develop and to characterize (in terms of information content and error budget) an original retrieval approach to derive 13CH4 columns from ground-based Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra recorded at the International Scientific Station of the Jungfraujoch (ISSJ; 46.5°N, 8.0°E, 3580m a.s.l., Swiss Alps). The retrieval strategy is based on a Tikhonov L1 approach which has been originally developed for 12CH4 by Sussmann et al. (2008) [see also contributions by Sussmann et al. to this conference (EGU2009-7869)]. In order to validate our 13CH4 products, comparisons with satellite ACE-FTS (Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment - Fourier Transform Spectrometer) measurements are performed. Then, atmospheric δ13C ratios derived from the FTIR measurements will be compared to values published in the literature and critically discussed. References: Platt, U., W. Allan and D. Lowe, Hemispheric average Cl atom concentration from 13C/12C ratios in atmospheric methane, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 4, 2393-2399, 2004. Sussmann, R., Forster, F., Borsdorff, T., et al.: Satellite validation of column-averaged methane on global scale: ground-based data from 15 FTIR stations versus last generation ENVISAT/SCIAMACHY retrievals, IGAC 10th International Conference, Annecy, France, 7-12 Sep 2008. [less ▲]

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See detailCapturing effects of brand image confusion on the brand image using associative networks: An experimental investigation
Brandt, Céline ULg; Pahud de Mortanges, Charles ULg; Bluemelhuber, Christian et al

Conference (2009, April)

Purpose – Contrarily to brand confusion, which refers to situations when consumers buy an imitator brand thinking that it is the original brand, Brand Image Confusion (BIC) only implies confusion at the ... [more ▼]

Purpose – Contrarily to brand confusion, which refers to situations when consumers buy an imitator brand thinking that it is the original brand, Brand Image Confusion (BIC) only implies confusion at the brand image level. BIC occurs when consumers have difficulty distinguishing brands with closely resembling brand associations (logo, symbol, package design or other attributes). In this study, we address the lack of an appropriate method to capture the weakening of brand associations and the creation of unwanted associations as a result of BIC. Design/methodology/approach – We first introduce brand concept mapping (BCM), a powerful approach to measuring the brand image, and argue why this method is more appropriate than other methods. Subsequently, we investigate in an experiment how consumer exposure to a new brand with a closely resembling brand name affects their perceptions of the original brand image. Findings - Results suggest that, except when the new brand has exactly the same category and attributes as the original brand, a risk of BIC exists. This risk appears to be moderated by the consumer's previous experience with the brand. Originality/value - This article offers advice to academics and managers with respect to better capturing the consequences of BIC. It shows how the introduction of a brand with a closely resembling brand name, even if the introduction takes place in another category, may harm the original brand. Finally, as a result, it implicitly raises the question of the broadening of the legal trademark dilution concept. [less ▲]

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See detailA relict sedimentary record of 7 earthquakes between 600AD and 2000BC on the central North Anatolian Fault at Elmacik, near Osmancik, Turkey
Fraser, J.G.; Vanneste, K.; Hubert, Aurelia ULg

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2009, April)

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See detailEffects of consolidation of procedural motor memory traces on slow and fast spindles
Barakat, M; Doyon, J; Debas, K et al

Poster (2009, April)

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See detailPaleolimnological and Sedimentological Traces of the 1943 (Ms=7.3) Earthquake in the sediments of Ladik Lake, Samsun/Turkey
Ulas, Avsar; Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Fagel, Nathalie ULg et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2009, April), 11(EGU2009-12641-1),

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See detailActualités 2008 en impôt des sociétés
Richelle, Isabelle ULg

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See detailNewborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease using Tandem Mass Spectrometry
BOEMER, François ULg

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See detailCycles in the Temperature Data Are Induced by the Sun
Nicolay, Samuel ULg; Mabille, Georges ULg; Fettweis, Xavier ULg et al

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The presence of two cycles of period of 30 and 42 months approximatively has been observed in temperature records and climatic indices. Moreover, it has been shown that these cycles are statistically ... [more ▼]

The presence of two cycles of period of 30 and 42 months approximatively has been observed in temperature records and climatic indices. Moreover, it has been shown that these cycles are statistically significant. Here we outline the role played by the Sun in the presence of these cycles, observed in time series. To do so, we use IPCC AR4 climatic models, sunspot number data and the Morlet wavelet method. [less ▲]

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See detailLocal equating methods in the NEAT design
Janssen, Rianne; Magis, David ULg; San Martin, Ernesto et al

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See detailDétection des sapovirus porcins par RT-PCR en temps réel
Mauroy, Axel ULg; Scipioni, Alexandra; Mathijs, Elisabeth et al

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Les sapovirus appartiennent à la famille virale des Caliciviridae. Ces virus sont responsables de gastroentérites épidémiques dans l’espèce humaine et sont actuellement majoritairement détectés en Asie ... [more ▼]

Les sapovirus appartiennent à la famille virale des Caliciviridae. Ces virus sont responsables de gastroentérites épidémiques dans l’espèce humaine et sont actuellement majoritairement détectés en Asie. Des souches de sapovirus ont également été isolées dans l’espèce porcine. Trois pays européens seulement ont rapporté la présence de souches de sapovirus porcins dans leurs troupeaux: la Hongrie (Reuter et al., 2007), l’Italie (Martella et al., 2008) et tout récemment la Belgique (Mauroy et al., 2008). La détection moléculaire de la présence de séquences de sapovirus porcins dans des pays où densités d’élevages et de population humaine se conjuguent posent des questions d’ordre zoonotique, problème déjà en discussion pour des virus qui leur sont proches: les norovirus humains et animaux (Scipioni et al., 2008). De plus l’identification de ces nouveaux pathogènes pour l’espèce porcine suggèrent également d’en évaluer les impacts économique, sanitaire et clinique pour cette filière. Ces questions ne pourront être correctement évaluées que si ces virus sont recherchés et que des méthodes fiables de détection sont développées. Dans une précédente étude (Mauroy et al., 2008), le couple d’amorce p289/p290, développé par Jiang et collaborateurs (1999) pour la détection des calicivirus humains (norovirus et sapovirus), avait permis la détection de séquences génomiques de sapovirus et de norovirus porcins. Les amorces p289/290 ont été utilisées dans cette étude dans une RT-PCR en temps réel mettant à profit la technologie SYBR green. L’étude des courbes de dissociation obtenues nous a permis de pouvoir différencier des échantillons de matières fécales positifs pour la présence de séquences génomiques de sapovirus porcins de ceux qui étaient positifs pour la présence de différents calicivirus humains ou animaux (norovirus humains, sapovirus humains, norovirus bovin et porcin, vésivirus félin isolé de tractus respiratoire, vésivirus félin isolé de tractus digestif). Cette méthode devra être dans un premier temps appliquée à un échantillon plus important de matières fécales confirmées positives pour la présence de sapovirus porcins pour pouvoir être validée. La validation de cette méthode pourra ensuite permettre aux laboratoires de diagnostic de disposer d’une méthode rapide et fiable de détection de ces virus dans les filières concernées. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign of a morphological moving object signature and application to human identification
Barnich, Olivier ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg

in International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2009) (2009, April)

Many computer vision systems try to infer semantic information about a video scene content by looking at the time series of the silhouettes of the moving objects. This paper proposes a new inter-frame ... [more ▼]

Many computer vision systems try to infer semantic information about a video scene content by looking at the time series of the silhouettes of the moving objects. This paper proposes a new inter-frame feature set (signature) based on piecewise surfacic descriptions of binary silhouettes. It captures the dynamics of moving objects and compacts it into a robust set of features suitable for classification. To assess its ability to represent motion information, we use it to build a complete gait recognition algorithm that we test on a database of 21 different subjects. To highlight the efficiency of our signature, we use frontal views instead of side views of persons, which is less discussed in literature and is considered to be harder as the movement of legs is not visible. In that context, the high recognition rates obtained (over 95% of correct identifications) proves that our signature is appropriate to describe moving objects. [less ▲]

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See detailPlant species extinction debt in a biodiversity hotspot: community and species approaches
Piqueray, Julien ULg; Bisteau, Emmanuelle; Cristofoli, Sara et al

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See detailPaleo-earthquake timing on the North Anatolian Fault: Where, when, and how sure are we?
Fraser, J; Vanneste, K.; Hubert, Aurelia ULg

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2009, April), 11

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See detailConfidence Levels for the Cycles Found in Air Temperature Data
Mabille, Georges ULg; Fettweis, Xavier ULg; Erpicum, Michel ULg et al

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Recently, new cycles have been observed in air temperature data and proxy series using a wavelet-based methodology. Although many evidences attest the validity of this method applied to climatic data, no ... [more ▼]

Recently, new cycles have been observed in air temperature data and proxy series using a wavelet-based methodology. Although many evidences attest the validity of this method applied to climatic data, no systematic study of its efficiency has been carried out. Here, we estimate the confidence levels for this approach and show that the observed cycles are significant. [less ▲]

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See detailLong Neogene kinematic history and late Quaternary order-of-magnitude acceleration of the south Tianshan foldbelt, Kuqa basin, China
Suppe, J; Wang, X; Hubert, Aurelia ULg

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2009, April), 11

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See detailMeasuring Total Electron Content with GNSS: Investigation of Two Different Techniques
Bidaine, Benoît ULg; Warnant, René ULg

in The Institution of Engineering and Technology 11th International Conference on Ionospheric Radio Systems and Techniques (IRST 2009) (2009, April)

The ionosphere widely affects Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) applications, inducing among others a delay in GNSS measurements. This delay is closely linked to the Total Electron Content (TEC ... [more ▼]

The ionosphere widely affects Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) applications, inducing among others a delay in GNSS measurements. This delay is closely linked to the Total Electron Content (TEC) of the ionosphere, a major parameter which can hence be monitored using GNSS. To this extent, phase measurements are taken as a basis for their lower noise level. Levelling strategies have then to be defined for the phase measurements are obtained with an initial unknown number of cycles called ambiguity. The most common technique, referred to as carrier-to-code levelling, consists in using the differences between code and phase measurements and their average on a continuous set of epochs. This option, chosen at the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI) of Belgium to compute TEC for Belgian GPS stations, requires code hardware delays estimation. Another has been proposed which takes benefit from Global Ionospheric Maps (GIMs) to compute a reference TEC used for ambiguity resolution. In order to understand the consequences of using one method or the other, we compare slant TEC data obtained from both techniques for a mid-latitude station (Brussels) during a high solar activity period (2002). We observed large differences (6.8 TECu on average) showing features apparently related to ionospheric and geomagnetic activity. We attribute these observations to a combination of effects originating in code delays estimation, multipath and noise as well as GIMs errors. We try to differentiate between these effects by focusing on several days and satellites. We concentrate for example on days presenting large TEC differences and geomagnetic disturbances simultaneously (or not) or on satellites displaying recurrent patterns on consecutive days. Finally we highlight the impact of the choice of GIMs involved in sTEC calibration. To this extent, we analyse vertical TEC statistics showing a general underestimation from RMI data. The highest bias (5.8 TECu) is obtained for the UPC GIMs used in the second levelling technique. [less ▲]

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See detailMalignant catarrhal fever induced by alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 is associated with proliferation of CD8+ T cells supporting a latent infection
Dewals, Benjamin G ULg; Boudry, Christel; Farnir, Frédéric ULg et al

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Alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 (AlHV 1), carried by wildebeest asymptomatically, causes malignant catarrhal fever (WD MCF) when cross species transmitted to a variety of susceptible species of the Artiodactyla ... [more ▼]

Alcelaphine herpesvirus 1 (AlHV 1), carried by wildebeest asymptomatically, causes malignant catarrhal fever (WD MCF) when cross species transmitted to a variety of susceptible species of the Artiodactyla order. Experimentally, WD-MCF can be induced in rabbits. The lesions observed are very similar to those described in natural host species. Here, we used the rabbit model and in vivo 5-Bromo-2’-Deoxyuridine (BrdU) incorporation to study WD-MCF pathogenesis. The results obtained can be summarized as follows. (i) AlHV-1 infection induces CD8+ T cell proliferation detectable as early as 15 days post-inoculation. (ii) While the viral load in peripheral blood mononuclear cells remains below the detection level during most of the incubation period, it increases drastically few days before death. At that time, at least 10% of CD8+ cells carry the viral genome; while CD11b+, IgM+ and CD4+ cells do not. (iii) RT-PCR analyses of mononuclear cells isolated from the spleen and the popliteal lymph node of infected rabbits revealed no expression of ORF25 and ORF9, low or no expression of ORF50, and high or no expression of ORF73. Based on these data, we propose a new model for the pathogenesis of WD-MCF. This model relies on proliferation of infected CD8+ cells supporting a predominantly latent infection. [less ▲]

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See detailBipartite life cycle of coral reef fishes promotes increasing shape disparity of the head skeleton during ontogeny.
Frederich, Bruno ULg; Vandewalle, Pierre ULg

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Disparity is a major theme in the paleobiological literature. Most studies of disparity have focused on its temporal dynamics over a geological time scale and generally show that phenotypic disparity ... [more ▼]

Disparity is a major theme in the paleobiological literature. Most studies of disparity have focused on its temporal dynamics over a geological time scale and generally show that phenotypic disparity decreases or remains stable in numerous groups. Surprisingly, the relationship between ontogeny and disparity has received little attention. The ontogenetic dynamics of shape disparity are influenced by diverse interactions such as developmental constraints and/or environmental factors. Coral reefs have an extraordinary diversity of fishes. As the majority of demersal coral reef fishes, the damselfishes (Pomacentridae) have a bipartite life cycle. During the pelagic dispersion phase, all larvae feed on planktonic preys. On the other hand, juveniles and adults associated to the coral reef environment show a high diversity of diets. We test the hypothesis that this ontogenetic change in habitat and diet is related to an increase of shape disparity in head skeletal units (neurocranium, suspensorium, opercle, mandible and premaxilla). We also compare ontogenies of shape among eight species of damselfishes to identify the evolutionary changes in developmental processes modifying shape disparity. By comparing levels of disparity between the eight species at three developmental stages, at the end of the larval phase (reef settlement), at 60 mm SL, and at maximum adult body size, we found that disparity increases significantly during ontogeny. At the end of the larval stage, all skeletal units are already species-specific. The ontogenies of shape are highly divergent among species. At least, evolutionary changes affected three parameters of ontogenetic trajectories of shape in this group: (1) the allometric pattern (the direction in which the vector representing the ontogeny of shape point), (2) the amount of change undergone during the juvenile and adult phases and (3) the rate of shape changes. The interactions among environmental constraints and the three developmental parameters are responsible for increasing disparity. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the TEC short-term forecast with corrections based on the average ionospheric response to background and storm-time geomagnetic conditions
Stankov, Stanimir; Warnant, René ULg; Kozarev, R.

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2009, April), 11(Abs. No EGU2009-13283),

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See detailHydroxyl nightglow on Venus observed by VIRTIS on Venus-Express
Migliorini, A.; Piccioni, G.; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg et al

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Hydroxyl has been recently observed for the first time in the Venus atmosphere with the VIRTIS spectrometer on board the Venus-Express spacecraft. The (1-0) around 2.81 microns and the (2-0) around 1.46 ... [more ▼]

Hydroxyl has been recently observed for the first time in the Venus atmosphere with the VIRTIS spectrometer on board the Venus-Express spacecraft. The (1-0) around 2.81 microns and the (2-0) around 1.46 microns transitions have been detected. The intensity of the two emissions are respectively about 55 and 480 times less intense than the (0-0) oxygen transition (Piccioni et al, A&A, 2008). The possible chemical reactions which can produce hydroxyl on Venus involve O3 and HO2, with the former being the most probable, and hence OH can be used to indirectly infer the ozone distribution on Venus. VIRTIS data in limb mode observation were analyzed to derive the mean distribution of hydroxyl in the night side of Venus and the results are presented here. The typical peak altitude of the two emissions is set at 95-96 km in limb view, a few km lower than the oxygen emission at 1.27 um due to the transition (0-0). The peak altitude of the latter typically occurs at 97-98 km height. The OH full width at half maximum is in average about 7 km, and sometimes higher. The mean map of (1-0) hydroxyl distribution around 2.81 microns shows a maximum of emission of about 130 kR at about 1h local time. The study of the (2-0) hydroxyl distribution at around 1.46 microns results more difficult due to its weak intensity. [less ▲]

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See detailEvidence of an atypical scale development during the settlement phase of a coral reef fish
Frederich, Bruno ULg; Lecchini, David; Vandewalle, Pierre ULg

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As the majority of coral reef fishes, the Convict Surgeonfish Acanthurus triostegus (Acanthuridae) has a complex life cycle that involves an ontogenetic change in morphology, physiology and behaviour as ... [more ▼]

As the majority of coral reef fishes, the Convict Surgeonfish Acanthurus triostegus (Acanthuridae) has a complex life cycle that involves an ontogenetic change in morphology, physiology and behaviour as its pelagic larval stage colonizes the benthic habitat. Abrupt and spectacular changes in skeletal structures occurring when a fish takes on its juvenile form were highlighted in flatfish, bonefish, tarpon, eels, pearlfish and lampreys. However, few studies are devoted to the changes in skeleton during the settlement period of demersal coral reef fishes. In the present study conducted at Rangiroa Atoll (French Polynesia), we highlight an unexpected scales development in A. trisostegus during a fifteen days period just after the reef settlement. Fish was collected during the settlement and reared in aquaria. The osseous skeleton was displayed by a standard Alizarin red S staining technique. At settlement (t0) (SL = 22-25 mm), A. triostegus showed calcified and very long plates, lying in the dermis on the whole body. After three days, some small scales developed on the caudal peduncle. The plates seemed unchanged from the head to the pectoral girdle but were thinner on the trunk. The thin plates are pricked with whitish spots, which seem to indicate a poorer fixation of the alizarin corresponding to a decalcification process. Six days after the settlement, the squamation extended anteriorly to the pectoral girdle by the addition of new scales. Thin plates were always present on the head. Then the density of scales rapidly increased along the trunk during the following three days. The scales appeared on the head nine days after the settlement. Clearly, the plates do not transform into scales. The plates disappearance and the scales appearance appear as two parallel phenomena in the development. [less ▲]

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See detailNo earthquake with characteristic slip on the North Anatolian Fault, Turkey
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Fraser, J.; Drab, L. et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2009, April)

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See detailTime series of 12CO and 13CO at northern mid-latitudes: Determination of Partial Column and δ13C seasonal and interannual variations
Mahieu, Emmanuel ULg; Duchatelet, Pierre ULg; Rinsland, C. P. et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2009, April), 11(EGU2009-10017-1),

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an important reactive gas in the troposphere. It is emitted at the ground level by fossil fuel combustion and biomass burning. Biogenic sources and oceans as well as oxidation of ... [more ▼]

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an important reactive gas in the troposphere. It is emitted at the ground level by fossil fuel combustion and biomass burning. Biogenic sources and oceans as well as oxidation of methane and nonmethane hydrocarbons complete the emissions budget. Large uncertainties still affect the relative contributions of the identified anthropogenic and natural sources. Destruction by the hydroxyl radical (OH) is the main removal process for CO in both the troposphere and the stratosphere. The resulting average tropospheric lifetime of CO varies from several weeks to a few months. Two approaches have been developed and optimized to independently retrieve abundances of 12CO and 13CO from high-resolution ground-based infrared solar spectra, using sets of carefully selected lines and the SFIT-2 (v3.91) algorithm which implements the optimal estimation method. The corresponding products will be described and characterized in terms of error budget and information content. These strategies have allowed us to produce partial column time series of 12CO and 13CO, using spectra recorded on a regular basis at the Jungfraujoch station (46.5ºN, 8.0ºE, 3580 m asl, Swiss Alps), a site of the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC). The seasonal and interannual changes observed in the 12CO,13CO and δ13C (13C/12C) data sets will be presented and discussed. Complementary zonal mean time series derived from occultation measurements collected by the ACE-FTS instrument onboard the Canadian SCISAT-1 platform since 2004 will also be included and analyzed, focusing on the upper troposphere-lower stratosphere region of the atmosphere. Finally, we will use GEOS-Chem 3-D chemistry transport model results to help in the interpretation of the short and long-term variations characterizing the ground-based and satellite data sets, focusing on the factors influencing the partitioning between the two CO isotopologues. [less ▲]

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See detailExit Taxes
Richelle, Isabelle ULg

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See detailThe Earthquake Sedimentary record of The Lake Hazar along the East Anatolian Fault in Turkey
Boes, Xavier; Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Garcia, David et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2009, April), 11

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See detailLayer-by-layer self-assembled chitosan coating on electrospun nanofibers
Croisier, Florence ULg; Aqil, Abdelhafid ULg; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg et al

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By combining electrospinning technique and layer-by-layer deposition, we produced a new material made of multilayered, chitosan-based nanofibers. Layer-by-layer (LBL) is a well-known method for surface ... [more ▼]

By combining electrospinning technique and layer-by-layer deposition, we produced a new material made of multilayered, chitosan-based nanofibers. Layer-by-layer (LBL) is a well-known method for surface coating, based on electrostatic interactions. It enables the controllable deposition of a variety of polyions including synthetic and natural materials, with designable layer structure, defined wall thickness and size. Electrospinning (ESP) technique allows the fabrication of polymer fibers ranging from nanometers to a few microns in diameter, depending on the polymer characteristics (a.o. molecular weight, solution viscosity and conductivity) and processing conditions (electric potential, distance between syringe-capillary and collection plate, concentration, flow rate). Mats of nanofibers produced by ESP display a very large surface area-to-volume ratio and high porosity with very small pore size. The nanometric scale of electrospun fibers also proves a positive effect on cellular growth, as fibers mats mimic extracellular matrix structure. The association of these two techniques with the use of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers such as chitosan, gives outstanding prospects in the field of biomedical applications, especially for the preparation of wound dressings, artificial skin or tissue engineering scaffolds. In the present study, a charged copolymer, poly(methylmethacrylate-block-methacrylic acid), was added to a poly(ε-caprolactone) or poly(D,L-lactide) solution before electrospinning in order to obtain charges on fibers surface. Oppositely charged polyelectrolytes – chitosan and poly(styrene sulfonate) or hyaluronic acid – were then alternately deposited on these aliphatic polyester fiber “cores” using LBL method. The aliphatic polyester core was also removed selectively to confirm the existence of a multilayered shell, obtaining hollow fibers. [less ▲]

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See detailFeasibility study of the diluted combustion in a domestic heating boiler
SEGGIO, Giovanni; Ngendakumana, Philippe ULg; PESENTI, Barbara et al

in 4th European Combustion Meeting (ECM2009) (2009, April)

The diluted combustion (called also flameless oxidation) has been already applied in furnaces technology to get high process thermal efficiency with low NOx emissions. The principle of this type of ... [more ▼]

The diluted combustion (called also flameless oxidation) has been already applied in furnaces technology to get high process thermal efficiency with low NOx emissions. The principle of this type of combustion consists in providing a high level of dilution of the reactants with flue gases before combustion reaction occurs, to get a slower reaction in a much larger volume than in classical combustion. The resulting lower local heat release leads to a more homogeneous temperature field in the furnace, without peak values responsible of high thermal NOx formation. There are two requirements for working in diluted combustion: the dilution level of reactants by the flue gases has to be high enough and the temperature level in the combustion chamber has to be above a threshold (the auto-ignition temperature of the mixture). The aim of this work is to assess the technical feasibility and highlight the specific problems of application of diluted combustion in a medium scale boiler. The main difficulty is due to the high geometrical confinement and heat losses of a typical boiler combustion chamber. That prevents from getting the minimum level of reactants dilution and temperature needed to reach diluted combustion regime. The idea is to use a natural gas jet-burner (to preheat the combustion chamber) along with a secondary gas injector in order to get a high entrainment of the flue gases by the reactant jets. In fact the air (through the jet-burner) and the gas (through the secondary gas injector) are injected separately in order to get a high dilution of the reactants and a mixture temperature above the auto-ignition threshold. Our test bench consists in a Viessmann hot water boiler whose nominal output power is 370 kW. The combustion chamber of this boiler is cylindrical (length = 1.41 m, diameter = 0.56 m) and is water-cooled. A preliminary CFD study (Fluent ®) has first been performed to select on the market a jet burner and to determine the position of the air and gas injectors able to generate the requirements of diluted combustion. The influence of the operating conditions (firing rate and excess air) has also been studied numerically. The simulation results show the possibility to obtain a temperature field quite homogenous (typical of diluted combustion) but with a light increase of the CO level at the exit of the combustion chamber. These numerical results (obtained with a simple combustion model) have to be validated experimentally. A first experimental study has been carried out in classical combustion on the boiler equipped with the selected jet-burner. The temperature field has been measured in the median plane of the combustion chamber for different excess air and firing rate. These measurements allowed us to verify that the preheating obtained with the jet-burner was important enough for getting a temperature level above the auto-ignition temperature near everywhere in the combustion chamber. A second experimental study in diluted combustion on the combustion chamber equipped with the secondary gas injector will allow the validation the corresponding numerical results. [less ▲]

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See detailLocal electron density reconstruction from simultaneous ground-based GNSS and ionosonde measurements
Stankov, Stanimir; Warnant, René ULg; Stegen, Koen

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2009, April), 11(Abs. No EGU2009-10956),

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See detailCO2 fluxes exchanged by a 4-year crop rotation cycle
Aubinet, Marc ULg; Moureaux, Christine ULg; Bodson, Bernard ULg et al

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See detailExperimental evaluation of flux footprint by natural tracer experiment
Arriga, N.; Aubinet, Marc ULg; Carrara, A. et al

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See detailSur la consistance du lissage des contraintes par convolution
Debongnie, Jean-François ULg

in Agouzoul, Mohammed (Ed.) Actes du neuvième congrès de mécanique (2009, April)

This paper is devoted to the analysis of a stress-smoothing procedure by convolution. The key result is that any convolution kernel does not generally lead to accurate results, it is to say, a consistency ... [more ▼]

This paper is devoted to the analysis of a stress-smoothing procedure by convolution. The key result is that any convolution kernel does not generally lead to accurate results, it is to say, a consistency condition has to be verified. Consistent kernels are then developed. [less ▲]

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See detailLes services d'intérêt économique général en Europe : Le cas de la gestion de l'eau en Belgique
Gathon, Henry-Jean ULg; Collignon, Aubry ULg

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Le secteur de l'eau en Belgique, production, distribution, traitement des eaux usées.

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See detailBGP-aware IGP Link Weight Optimization in Presence of Route Reflectors
Balon, Simon ULg; Leduc, Guy ULg

in IEEE INFOCOM 2009 (2009, April)

The first generation of IGP Link Weight Optimizers (LWOs) was based on presumably invariant intra-domain traffic matrices only, ignoring the fact that updating link weights had a side effect on these ... [more ▼]

The first generation of IGP Link Weight Optimizers (LWOs) was based on presumably invariant intra-domain traffic matrices only, ignoring the fact that updating link weights had a side effect on these traffic matrices due to hot-potato routing, thus result- ing in suboptimal link weight settings, and sometimes to very bad performance. The second generation of IGP LWOs, referred to as BGP-aware LWOs, has been able to optimize link weights while taking hot-potato effects into account. However, these tools relied on the complete visibility assumption fulfilled by e.g. a full-mesh iBGP configu- ration. This paper proposes a third generation LWO, still BGP-aware, but also able to work with iBGP con- figurations based on route reflectors, which usually hide some reachability information from routers. This partial visibility may cause various problems, including path deflections (i.e., the actual egress router is not the expected one), which may in turn create forwarding loops. Our LWO embeds a BGP routing solver which can always predict the actual egress router, even when route reflectors are used. It can also forbid solutions leading to path deflection. Its efficiency is evaluated on a real dataset, and compared to other LWOs. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of aging and daytime recovery sleep on N-REM slow oscillations
Lafortune, M; Viens, I; Poirier, J et al

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See detailTechnological and Economical Survey of Organic Rankine Cycle Systems
Quoilin, Sylvain ULg; Lemort, Vincent ULg

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This paper presents an overview of current R&D in the field of small and middle scale Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC’s). Major ORC’s applications are described and their technical and economical maturity is ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an overview of current R&D in the field of small and middle scale Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC’s). Major ORC’s applications are described and their technical and economical maturity is analyzed. The paper also emphasizes the selection criteria for the expander and for the working fluid. [less ▲]

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See detailGene expression data analysis using spatiotemporal blind source separation
Sainlez, Matthieu ULg; Absil, Pierre-Antoine; Teschendorff, Andrew E.

in Verleysen, Michel (Ed.) ESANN'2009 proceedings, European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks - Advances in Computational Intelligence and Learning. (2009, April)

We propose a “time-biased” and a “space-biased” method for spatiotemporal independent component analysis (ICA). The methods rely on computing an orthogonal approximate joint diagonalizer of a collection ... [more ▼]

We propose a “time-biased” and a “space-biased” method for spatiotemporal independent component analysis (ICA). The methods rely on computing an orthogonal approximate joint diagonalizer of a collection of covariance-like matrices. In the time-biased version, the time signatures of the ICA modes are imposed to be white, whereas the space-biased version imposes the same condition on the space signatures. We apply the two methods to the analysis of gene expression data, where the genes play the role of the space and the cell samples stand for the time. This study is a step towards addressing a question first raised by Liebermeister, on whether ICA methods for gene expression analysis should impose independence across genes or across cell samples. Our preliminary experiment indicates that both approaches have value, and that exploring the continuum between these two extremes can provide useful information about the interactions between genes and their impact on the phenotype. [less ▲]

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See detailN-REM sleep slow oscillations amplitude and density in the young and middle-aged men and women
Viens, I; Lafortune, M; Poirier, G et al

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See detailViBe: a powerful random technique to estimate the background in video sequences
Barnich, Olivier ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg

in International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2009) (2009, April)

Background subtraction is a crucial step in many automatic video content analysis applications. While numerous acceptable techniques have been proposed so far for background extraction, there is still a ... [more ▼]

Background subtraction is a crucial step in many automatic video content analysis applications. While numerous acceptable techniques have been proposed so far for background extraction, there is still a need to produce more efficient algorithms in terms of adaptability to multiple environments, noise resilience, and computation efficiency. In this paper, we present a powerful method for background extraction that improves in accuracy and reduces the computational load. The main innovation concerns the use of a random policy to select values to build a samples-based estimation of the background. To our knowledge, it is the first time that a random aggregation is used in the field of background extraction. In addition, we propose a novel policy that propagates information between neighboring pixels of an image. Experiment detailed in this paper show how our method improves on other widely used techniques, and how it outperforms these techniques for noisy images. [less ▲]

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