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    • Oceanic latent heat flux from satellite data 

      Brashers, Bart A (1998)
      This thesis presents a new method of estimating ocean latent heat flux (LHF) using satellite data. The surface layer equations derived from Monin-Obukhov similarity theory are closed with empirical parameterizations, and ...
    • Of Mice and Women: Understanding Pregnancy-Induced Changes in Glyburide PK/PD for the Improved Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) 

      Shuster, Diana Lyn
      Pregnancy-induced changes in drug PK is explained by changes in physiology and expression of metabolic enzymes and transporters. We determined mRNA expression of enzymes and transporters in the maternal liver, kidney, small ...
    • Of Pots and People: Investigating Hunter-Gatherer Pottery Production and Social Networks in the Kuril Islands 

      Gjesfjeld, Erik W.
      Ethnographic and archaeological research shows that hunter-gatherers have colonized and inhabited a diverse range of environmental settings. One example of this is the occupation of the unique sub-arctic, island environment ...
    • The official English debate in the United States Congress: a critical analysis 

      Grove, Carl D (1999)
      In this dissertation I critically examine the movement in the United States Congress to make English the official language of the United States. The analysis is performed using group pluralist and elite competition models ...
    • Older Adult Injury Risk Assessment in the Driving and Occupational Environments 

      Fraade-Blanar, Laura Allana
      The United States is experiencing a demographic transition as the population of older adults increases. Many older adults continue to work and drive to support and sustain economic and social health. However, for some, the ...
    • On Art and Medicine: An Exploration of Values, Logics and Care Practices 

      Figueroa Gray, Marlaine S.
      Programs that foster creative activities such as drawing, creative writing, and making music are increasing in US hospitals. They are facilitated by licensed therapists, by professional artists, musicians or poets, or by ...
    • On driven neural assemblies: synchrony, chaos and entropy. 

      Lajoie, Guillaume (2014-02-24)
      In this dissertation, I address mathematical problems arising from the field of theo- retical neuroscience that share a common theme: temporally driven neural networks treated as perturbed, coupled nonlinear dynamical ...
    • On Estimation of Time-varying Population Attributable Fractions for Population-based Case-control Studies 

      Zhao, Wei
      The population attributable fraction (PAF) is an important measure in evaluating the contribution of risk factors to disease burden or mortality. It is a useful tool for planning of prevention actions. Recent development ...
    • On f-vectors of polytopes and matroids 

      Samper Casas, Jose Alejandro
      The f-vector of a simplicial complex is a fundamental invariant that counts the number of faces in each dimension. A natural question in the theory of simplicial complexes is to understand the relationship between the ...
    • On Jazz Analysis: Schenker, Salzer, and Salience 

      Pellegrin, Richard S. (2013-11-14)
      This dissertation explores the significance of the Salzerian analytical tradition with respect to both the Western classical and jazz idioms. The first half investigates issues of salience and subjectivity in both ...
    • On Longing: A Meditation in Two Parts 

      Daniels, Piper Julia (2012-09-13)
      On Longing: A Meditation in Two Parts Piper Daniels A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts University of Washington 2012 Committee: David Shields Shawn Wong ...
    • On Managing Stochastic Decentralized Projects 

      Chen, I-Fu
      Managing decentralized projects effectively is a critical issue today as projects have become increasingly complex, costly, and strategically important (especially IT and product development projects). In this dissertation, ...
    • On My Mind 

      Shaw, Carol Anderson
      University of Washington Abstract On My Mind Carol Anderson Shaw Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Assistant Professor Sarah Dowling School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science On My Mind engages with complex issues of ...
    • On numerics and inverse problems 

      Caday, Peter Anthony
      In this thesis, two projects in inverse problems are described. The first concerns a simple mathematical model of synthetic aperture radar with undirected beam, modeled as a 2D circular Radon transform with centers restricted ...
    • On Particle Interaction Models 

      Banerjee, Sayan (2014-02-24)
      This dissertation deals with three problems in Stochastic Analysis which broadly involve interactions, either between particles (Chapters 1 and 2), or between particles and the boundary of a C2 domain (Chapter 3). In Chapter ...
    • On profit maximization in mechanism design 

      Cary, Matthew, 1974- (2007)
      Mechanism design is a subfield of game theory and microeconomics focused on incentive engineering. A mechanism is a protocol, typically taking the form of an auction, that is explicitly designed so that rational but ...
    • On Selmer groups and factoring p-adic L-functions 

      Palvannan, Bharathwaj
      Samit Dasgupta has proved a formula factoring a certain restriction of a 3-variable Rankin-Selberg p-adic L-function as a product of a 2-variable p-adic L-function related to the adjoint representation of a Hida family and ...
    • On singularities of generic projection hypersurfaces 

      Doherty, Davis C (2006)
      The present work studies singularities of hypersurfaces arising from generic projections of smooth projective varieties, in the context of Du Bois and semi log canonical singularities. It is demonstrated that Du Bois ...
    • On special Lagrangian equations 

      Wang, Dake (2014-02-24)
      In this paper we study the special Lagrangian equation and related equations. Special Lagrangian equation originates in the special Lagrangian geometry by Harvey-Lawson [HL1]. In subcritical phases, we construct singular ...