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    • Magnetotelluric data, stable distributions and impropriety: an existential combination 

      Chave, Alan D. (Oxford University Press, 2014-05-30)
      The robust statistical model of a Gaussian core contaminated by outlying data that underlies robust estimation of the magnetotelluric (MT) response function has been re-examined. The residuals from robust estimators are ...
    • Maintaining contact : design and use of acoustic signals in killer whales, Orcinus orca 

      Miller, Patrick J. O. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2000-09)
      This thesis presents data on the structure and use of acoustic signals produced by free-ranging resident killer whales. The analysis focuses on signal features that might be useful for animals to maintain contact and ...
    • Maintaining precision calibrations with optimal copper spheres 

      Foote, Kenneth G. (Acoustical Society of America, 1983-03)
      Effects of variations in quantities influencing the backscattering cross sections of solid elastic spheres are studied through a particular case. This is that of the 60‐mm‐diam copper sphere, which is being used worldwide ...
    • The management of ocean and coastal resources in Colombia : an assessment 

      Knecht, Robert W.; Cicin-Sain, Biliana; Broadus, James M.; Silva, Maynard E.; Bowen, Robert E.; Marcus, Henry S.; Peterson, Susan B. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-06)
      This report summarizes the results of an 18-month study of coastal and marine resources development in Colombia. The study was a result of a request by the Direccion General Maritima y Portuaria (DIMAR) of the Colombian ...
    • Managing coastal resources in the 21st century 

      Weinstein, Michael P.; Baird, Ronald C.; Conover, David O.; Gross, Matthias; Keulartz, Jozef; Loomis, David K.; Naveh, Zev; Peterson, Susan B.; Reed, Denise J.; Roe, Emery; Swanson, R. Lawrence; Swart, Jacques A. A.; Teal, John M.; Turner, R. Eugene; van der Windt, Henny J.; International Working Group on Sustainability (Ecological Society of America, 2007-01)
      Coastal ecosystems are increasingly dominated by humans. Consequently, the human dimensions of sustainability science have become an integral part of emerging coastal governance and management practices. But if we are to ...
    • Managing tsunamis through early warning systems : a multidisciplinary approach 

      Jin, Di; Lin, Jian (2010-11)
      This study attempts to identify the key factors that will make a tsunami warning system most effective, to develop a framework in which results of natural science and engineering research can be effectively integrated into ...
    • Manatee (Trichechus manatus) vocalization usage in relation to environmental noise levels 

      Miksis-Olds, Jennifer L.; Tyack, Peter L. (Acoustical Society of America, 2009-03)
      Noise can interfere with acoustic communication by masking signals that contain biologically important information. Communication theory recognizes several ways a sender can modify its acoustic signal to compensate for ...
    • Manejo de recursos costeros y marinos para las Islas Galapagos 

      Broadus, James M.; Pires, Ivon A.; Gaines, Arthur G.; Bailey, Connor; Knecht, Robert W.; Cicin-Sain, Biliana (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-10)
      Este informe describe brevemente los usos y problemas de los recursos costeros y marinos en Galapagos, discute los principios generales del manejo de la zona costera y de los recursos marinos, examina la situaci6n actual ...
    • A manganese-rich environment supports superoxide dismutase activity in a lyme disease pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi 

      Aguirre, J. Dafhne; Clark, Hillary M.; McIlvin, Matthew R.; Vazquez, Christine; Palmere, Shaina L.; Grab, Dennis J.; Seshu, J.; Hart, P. John; Saito, Mak A.; Culotta, Valeria C. (2013-01-28)
      The Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi represents a novel organism in which to study metalloprotein biology in that this spirochete has uniquely evolved with no requirement for iron. Not only is iron low, but we ...
    • Manifestation of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation in the Kuroshio 

      Andres, Magdalena; Park, Jae-Hun; Wimbush, Mark; Zhu, Xiao-Hua; Nakamura, Hirohiko; Kim, Kuh; Chang, Kyung-Il (American Geophysical Union, 2009-08-28)
      Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) index is strongly correlated with vertically integrated transport carried by the Kuroshio through the East China Sea (ECS). Transport was determined from satellite altimetry calibrated ...
    • Mantle 3He distribution and deep circulation in the Indian Ocean 

      Srinivasan, Ashwanth; Top, Zafer; Schlosser, Peter; Hohmann, Roland; Iskandarani, Mohamed; Olson, Donald B.; Lupton, John E.; Jenkins, William J. (American Geophysical Union, 2004-06-10)
      The World Ocean Circulation Experiment Indian Ocean helium isotope data are mapped and features of intermediate and deep circulation are inferred and discussed. The 3He added to the deep Indian Ocean originates from (1) a ...
    • Mantle dynamics beneath the East Pacific Rise at 17°S : insights from the Mantle Electromagnetic and Tomography (MELT) experiment 

      Baba, Kiyoshi; Chave, Alan D.; Evans, Rob L.; Hirth, Greg; Mackie, Randall L. (American Geophysical Union, 2006-02-17)
      The electromagnetic data from the Mantle Electromagnetic and Tomography (MELT) experiment are inverted for a two-dimensional transversely anisotropic conductivity structure that incorporates a correction for three-dimensional ...
    • Mantle flow and melting underneath oblique and ultraslow mid-ocean ridges 

      Montesi, Laurent G. J.; Behn, Mark D. (American Geophysical Union, 2007-12-25)
      Mid-ocean ridge morphology correlates strongly with spreading rate. As the spreading rate decreases, conductive cooling becomes more important in controlling ridge thermal structure and the axial lithosphere thickens. At ...
    • Mantle Pb paradoxes : the sulfide solution 

      Hart, Stanley R.; Gaetani, Glenn A. (2006-04-08)
      There is growing evidence that the budget of Pb in mantle peridotites is largely contained in sulfide, and that Pb partitions strongly into sulfide relative to silicate melt. In addition, there is evidence to suggest ...
    • Mantle plume-midocean ridge interaction : geophysical observations and mantle dynamics 

      Ito, Garrett T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-09)
      We analyze bathymetric and gravity anomalies at five plume-ridge systems to constrain crustal and mantle density structure at these prominent oceanic features. Numerical models are then used to explore the physical ...
    • Mantle upwelling, melt generation, and magma transport beneath mid-ocean ridges 

      Magde, Laura S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-03)
      The formation of new oceanic crust is the result of a complex geodynamic system in which mantle rises beneath spreading centers and undergoes decompression melting. The melt segregates from the matrix and is focused to ...
    • A manual for the removal, fixation and preservation of cetacean ears 

      Ketten, Darlene R.; Cramer, Scott R.; Arruda, Julie (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-01)
      This chapter is intended as an instructional guide for the removal, fixation and preservation of auditory system tissues of marine mammals. Each section describes procedures for a major ear type for marine mammals. The ...
    • Manus 2006 : hydrothermal systems in the Eastern Manus Basin: fluid chemistry and magnetic structure as guides to subseafloor processes 

      Tivey, Maurice A.; Bach, Wolfgang; Seewald, Jeffrey S.; Tivey, Margaret K.; Vanko, David A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2006)
      The hydrothermal systems in the Manus Basin of Papua New Guinea (PNG) were comprehensively investigated through a combination of sampling and mapping using the Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV) Jason, the autonomous ...
    • Map building fusing acoustic and visual information using autonomous underwater vehicles 

      Kunz, Clayton G.; Singh, Hanumant (2012-10)
      We present a system for automatically building 3-D maps of underwater terrain fusing visual data from a single camera with range data from multibeam sonar. The six-degree of freedom location of the camera relative to the ...
    • Mapping and assessing variability in the Antarctic marginal ice zone, pack ice and coastal polynyas in two sea ice algorithms with implications on breeding success of snow petrels 

      Stroeve, Julienne; Jenouvrier, Stephanie; Campbell, G. Garrett; Barbraud, Christophe; Delord, Karine (Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union, 2016-08-22)
      Sea ice variability within the marginal ice zone (MIZ) and polynyas plays an important role for phytoplankton productivity and krill abundance. Therefore, mapping their spatial extent as well as seasonal and interannual ...