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Use of VLF transmissions in the location and mapping of lightning-induced ionisation enhancements (LIEs)

first_imgLightning-induced ionisation enhancements (LIEs) are usually produced by short (~ 1 s) bursts of energetic electrons precipitated from the radiation belts in the process of amplifying whistlers. During their short life (~ 30 s) LIEs diffract or otherwise modify stable transmissions of VLF waves propagating in the two-dimensional Earth-ionosphere waveguide. This causes perturbations (‘Trimpis’) on the same time scale in the phase and amplitude of these VLF waves. Unless the LIEs are large (> 100 km) and smoothly varying (e.g., Gaussian distribution of ionisation enhancement) in the horizontal directions, the LIEs need not be on the great circle path (GCP) from VLF transmitter to receiver to produce Trimpis. Large and smooth LIEs produce ‘GCP Trimpis’, while small or structured LIEs produce ‘echo Trimpis’. The two can usually be distinguished, if Trimpi phase and amplitude are monitored and if the Trimpis are observed at several frequencies or on two or more spaced receivers simultaneously. If only GCP Trimpis are considered, the causative LIEs can be located and mapped by geometric optics using a network of receivers of sufficient density (spacing ~ 100 km) and a few transmitters. Provided all Trimpis are identified as GCP, their mere detection is sufficient for location. This is equivalent to locating the LIE ‘shadows’ cast onto arrays of spaced receivers by two or more transmitters. If this GCP identification is not made, or is just assumed, location and mapping (size estimation) errors can be quite large. At VLF (λ ~ 15 km) this geometric optics approach cannot be used to study the horizontal fine structure of LIEs since LIEs producing GCP Trimpis have no fine structure. Small or structured LIEs cast a diffraction pattern onto an array of spaced receivers. If both the phase and amplitude perturbation of echo Trimpis are measured at each receiver of the array, holographic techniques can be used to reconstruct the two-dimensional map or image of the causative LIEs. It is shown that, for a single system of one transmitter and a receiver array, this allows high resolution (~ 10 km) in the azimuthal dimension only. Equally high resolution in both horizontal dimensions can be achieved with two orthogonal systems. This technique works equally well on GCP Trimpis to map the causative LIEs (which are large and structureless) without incurring location errors thereby.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 6/3/19

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEChi Cubs 8 LA Angels 1AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 4 Seattle 2NATIONAL LEAGUELA Dodgers 3 Arizona 1San Diego 8 Philadelphia 2NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSSTANLEY CUP FINALS, GAME 4 St. Louis 4 Boston 2 (series tied 2-2)Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. June 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 6/3/19center_img Written bylast_img read more

Ireland: LE Niamh Detains French Registered Fishing Vessel

first_img View post tag: LE July 10, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Registered Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: French Ireland: LE Niamh Detains French Registered Fishing Vessel Back to overview,Home naval-today Ireland: LE Niamh Detains French Registered Fishing Vessel center_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: vessel View post tag: fishing View post tag: Niamh View post tag: Ireland View post tag: Detains The Naval Service Vessel LE Niamh has detained a French registered fishing vessel approximately 75 nautical miles off the coast of Loop Head, Co. Clare on July 9.The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of technical fishing regulations.The vessel is currently under escort by the LE Niamh to Castletownbere and is expected to arrive alongside at 11.30pm tonight; the vessel will then be handed over to the Gardai.The Naval Service have carried out 784 boardings, issued 30 warnings and detained 10 vessels so far in 2012 and carried out 1,313 boardings and 9 detentions of vessels off the Irish Coast in 2011.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 10, 2012last_img read more

JONES, BARBARA E.

first_imgA funeral service was held Feb. 8 for Barbara E. Jones, 67, of North Bergen. She passed away Feb. 4. She was a medical receptionist for Upper Delaware Valley Cancer Center in Milford, Pa. She was the mother of Belinda Mendez and her husband Edgar, Brian Jones and his wife Brenda and Amanda Grahl; grandmother of Gabriel, Michael, Matthew, Leighlana and Brody.Services arranged by the Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.last_img

Seven day round-up

first_imgThe last seven days have produced some interesting stories for the baking industry, from Lindsey Pownall annoucing her retirement from Samworth Brothers to Morrisons unveiling plans to enter the fresh sandwich market. British Baker looks back over the top 5.Lindsey Pownall, the chief executive of Samworth Brothers, has reportedly decided to step down from the top job at the food group.With Marc Patisserie opening in Selfridges, British Baker looks at 10 other great patisseries located throughout the UK to inspire you. Revenues and profit fell at Associated British Foods – the parent company of Kingsmill – as it was hurt by commodity deflation and currency difficulties.Supermarket chain Morrisons has revealed plans to launch its own range of freshly made sandwiches in bid to capitalise on the growing food-to-go market.Warburtons hopes to revolutionise traditional “on toast” suppers by launching a giant version of its crumpets.last_img read more

All-Star Tribute To Amy Winehouse Announced For Jazz Fest Late Night

first_imgThankful For Amy: An All-Star Tribute To Amy WinehouseElise Testone (American Idol), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Cris Jacobs (The Bridge), Raymond Weber, Chris Severin (Allen Toussaint), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and Nicole Zuraitas10:30 PM———————————————-Turkuaz Plays Tribute To Band12 AM———————————————-Jazz Is Phish: An All-Star Instrumental Tribute To Jazz Is PhishChris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Michael Ray (Sun Ra/Kool & the Gang), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), Derrick Johnson (Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band), Josh Thomas (With Lions), Adam Chase (Strange Design) and Matthew Chase (Strange Design)1:30 AM Elise Testone is quickly becoming one of the most powerful voices in the scene. From being a finalist on American Idol, when Testone shows up on stage, you know you’re in for some magic. That’s why we’re particularly excited to present Thankful For Amy: An All-Star Tribute To Amy Winehouse, led by Testone herself.Testone has played a number of Winehouse tribute shows in recent months, growing in aptitude each time. When she brings the tribute down to New Orleans, LA, for a Jazz Fest “Days Between” late night party on April 26th, she’ll be joined by a powerhouse lineup of incredible musicians. Jennifer Hartswick (TAB), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Cris Jacobs (The Bridge), Raymond Weber, Chris Severin (Allen Toussaint), Natalie Cressman (TAB), and Nicole Zuraitas will all be performing, coming together for this celebration of all things Amy. Considering Amy won the Oscar for best documentary last weekend, there’s plenty of inspiration from which to draw.After Thankful For Amy, the packed tribute night will continue with funk army Turkuaz performing a tribute to The Band. Finally, Jazz Is Phish will come in and close things out with a jazz-influenced tribute to the music of Phish featuring members of the Giant Country Horns, Snarky Puppy, Victor Wooten Band, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Strange Design.It all goes down at The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, LA on April 26th, 2016, so don’t miss out! Tickets can be found here.last_img read more

Phish Releases ‘Live Bait Vol. 13’ And Announces Baker’s Dozen Webcast

first_imgToday, Phish released Live Bait Vol. 13 ahead of their summer tour, which kicks off tomorrow with a three-night run at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago. Per tradition, Live Bait Vol. 13 can be downloaded for free or streamed on LivePhish and features a compilation of live numbers from cities they’ll hit during summer tour this year. Curated by the band’s archivist Kevin Shapiro, the latest in the Live Bait series features thirteen tracks pulled from performances in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and at the host venue of the upcoming Baker’s Dozen run, Madison Square Garden, in New York City. The band also announced that they will webcast all thirteen nights of the Baker’s Dozen run at MSG, available for purchase as individual nights or with a Baker’s Dozen pass and in HD and SD format, and made the streams available for pre-order here.The first two tracks off Live Bait Vol. 13 features performances outside of New York City, while the remaining eleven tracks all were recorded over the years at Phish’s many trips to MSG. The compilation opens with “The Wedge,” which was played back on July 20th, 2014, during the Vermont quartet’s last stop at Northerly Island in Chicago. The second non-MSG track comes next, with a ’93 rendition of “Run Like An Antelope” from July 18th, at I.C. Light Amphitheater in Pittsburgh. Highlights from Live Bait Vol. 13‘s selections from previous Madison Square Garden recordings include “It’s Ice” > “Kung” > “It’s Ice” from December 30th, 1995, “Mike’s Song” > “Swept Away” > “Steep” > “Weekapaug Groove” from October 22nd, 1996, and “Ghost” from December 31st, 2010. You can take a listen to these tracks and download Live Bait Vol. 13 via LivePhish.com.Phish’s Live Bait Vol. 13 Track ListingThe Wedge (7/20/14 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL) 14:46Run Like An Antelope (7/18/93 I.C. Light Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, PA) 14:54Tube (12/29/97 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) 10:36It’s Ice > Kung > It’s Ice (12/30/95 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) 9:25Piper (12/30/11 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) 15:15Icculus (12/31/13 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) 5:23Mike’s Song > Swept Away > Steep > Weekapaug Groove (10/22/96 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) 21:13Light > Party Time (12/30/16 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) 22:49Carini > Wolfman’s Brother (12/28/98 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) 37:23Ghost (12/31/10 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) 14:10Tweezer (12/30/94 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) 22:30You Enjoy Myself (12/4/09 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) 21:14No Men In No Man’s Land > Auld Lang Syne > Blaze On (12/31/15 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY) 38:30last_img read more

SMC alumna visits campus to host special writing classes

first_imgNew York Times-bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, class of 1981, will come to Saint Mary’s April 26 and 27 to share her experiences in the “Golden Age of Televeision.” Trigiani will be joined by television producer, director and actor Bill Persky in two master classes for Saint Mary’s students. Trigiani said she is known for her best-selling “Big Stone Gap” series, the novel “Lucia” and her latest book, “The Shoemaker’s Wife.” Before she focused on writing books, she began her writing career in television with Persky, she said. Trigiani said she started as part of the writing staff for Persky’s television show, “Working it Out.” She also worked as a writer-producer for the “Cosby Show,” a show runner for “City Kids” and for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Trigiani said the impact Persky has had on her goes beyond working together for television. “Above and beyond that wonderful piece of luck, I became dear friends with his daughter Dana, and then [his] twins Jamie and Liza,” Trigiani said. “Through the years, he evolved from mentor to family for me. I adore him.” Trigiani has worked with Persky and Max Westler, an English professor, to make this event possible at Saint Mary’s. “Max Westler thought of it, and I asked Bill and here we are. I love a women’s college hosting a brilliant creator of comedy,” she said. “He’s a woman’s man, father of daughters, by extension dad to a few non biological daughters, and mentor to countless more.” Trigiani said holding the two master classes was actually Persky’s idea. She said Persky hosts workshops at New York University and wanted to bring the experience to Saint Mary’s. “Bill understands women, respects us and celebrates us, Trigiani said. “This is a very rare thing – and it’s perfect that a venerable women’s college is hosting a man who has long championed our struggles and joys.” The first master class will be held on Thursday, April 26, and is open to all students, she said. The second master class on Friday is open to writing majors only. At the Friday class, students are instructed to bring an idea for a sitcom for Trigiani and Persky to evaluate. “The master class is Bill’s idea – he wanted to bring a structure to the conversation that will really help you decide if you’d like to pursue this kind of work, and find your own voice in the work,” Trigiani said. Trigiani said her time at Saint Mary’s did not pass by without the impact of influential professors. Trigiani said theater professor Reg Bain, English professor Sister Jean Klene and Wrestler were among those who played a significant role in her education and career. Today, Trigiani said she focuses on writing books. When looking for inspiration she needs not much other than a closed door and silence, she said. “I love to be alone, so writing novels is also a spiritual and creative match for me,” Trigiani said. “I love the process of naming the characters and building their lives. Hearing their voices. Letting them live in the imagination.”last_img read more

Phillipa Soo Replaces Samantha Barks in Amelie

first_img Phillipa Soo View Comments Related Shows Amelie Hamilton Tony nominee Phillipa Soo has replaced Les Miz movie standout Samantha Barks in the title role of the musical adaptation of Amélie. Soo is scheduled to play a limited pre-Broadway engagement of the tuner December 4 through January 16, 2017 at L.A.’s Ahmanson Theatre. As we previously reported, the show is aiming to land on the Main Stem in the spring of 2017.Soo received a 2016 Tony nod for Hamilton; she appeared in the off-Broadway incarnation of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and in previous workshops of Amélie. Her screen credits include Smash and the upcoming Moana. No word yet on Soo’s exit date from Hamilton, although creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda recently set his departure for July 9.Directed by Pam MacKinnon and based on the 2001 French film, Amélie features music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Messé, along with a book by Craig Lucas. The musical follows the journey of the inquisitive and shy Amélie who turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her. After discovering a mysterious photo album and meeting a handsome stranger, Amélie realizes that helping others is easier than participating in a romantic story of her own.The production will feature musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton, scenic and costume design by David Zinn, co-lighting design by Jane Cox and Mark Barton, sound design by Kai Harada, projection design by Peter Nigrini, musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby, vocal arrangements by Kimberly Grigsby and Messé, and orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin.Barks led the world premiere of Amélie at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre last year; the company also featured Adam Chanler-Berat, Randy Blair, Alison Cimmet, Carla Duren, John Hickok, Alyse Alan Louise and Paul Whitty.Further casting for the latest incarnations of the show will be announced shortly.center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 21, 2017 Star Files Phillipa Soo (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

Verizon Foundation Funds New Stern Center Website

first_imgThe Stern Center for Language and Learning of Williston has received a $15,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation for support of the development of a new website.The existing website provides general information as well as links to other online sources. The new website will be redesigned and expanded to contain updated informational sections specific to parents, students and teachers. The new, interactive, expanded site will also be a vehicle for fundraising, including secure, online payments. In addition, online course registration will be available.Past Verizon Foundation support of the Stern Center includes $25,000 for TIME for Teachers Onlineä professional development program for K-3 educators and $20,000 for the Medical-Education Project, which teaches medical students to recognize and refer children with reading disabilities.The Stern Center is a nonprofit literacy center dedicated to helping children and adults reach their full potential. For more information, please call (802) 878-2332 or visit http://www.sterncenter.org(link is external).last_img read more