Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 
Book — cxxvi, 243 pages : map ; 24 cm
While Thomas James is not widely known today, this was not always the case: his 1633 publication The Strange and Dangerous Voyage of Captaine Thomas James was, until the early nineteenth century, the British public's primary source of information about what we now know as northern Canada. The account of his attempt to find the Northwest Passage and the winter he spent on an island in James Bay made his name synonymous with exploration and the north. Over the centuries James' narrative was used to compile travel books and to compose philosophical treatises, histories, children's books, as well as poetry and novels - most notably, it influenced Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Colleen Franklin's critical edition of the Voyage is the first since 1894. Her introduction details how James engages with both medieval and early modern perceptions of the north as well as the early modern imperative to base knowledge on observation and experience, and offers a history of the text's reception from its first publication into the nineteenth century. An invaluable reference on the early European exploration of North America, The Strange and Dangerous Voyage of Captaine Thomas James sheds new light on the representation of the Canadian north. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780773541924 20160614
Introduction.- Mathematical Background.- Mathematical Models for GPS Positioning.- Data and GPS Processing Strategies.- Observation Weighting Using Signal Quality Measures.- Results of SNR-based Observation Weighting.- Residual-based Temporal Correlation Modelling.- Results of Residual-based Temporal Correlation Modelling.- Conclusions and Recommendations.- Quantiles of Test Statistics.- Derivations of Equations.- Additional Graphs.- Additional Tables.
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Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS, have become an efficient, reliable and standard tool for a wide range of applications. However, when processing GNSS data, the stochastic model characterising the precision of observations and the correlations between them is usually simplified and incomplete, leading to overly optimistic accuracy estimates. This work extends the stochastic model using signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) measurements and time series analysis of observation residuals. The proposed SNR-based observation weighting model significantly improves the results of GPS data analysis, while the temporal correlation of GPS observation noise can be efficiently described by means of autoregressive moving average (ARMA) processes. Furthermore, this work includes an up-to-date overview of the GNSS error effects and a comprehensive description of various mathematical methods. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9783642348358 20160612
Book — 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations, maps.
List of Figures; List of Pictures; Introduction; I Origins of the Antarctic Treaty System; II The IGY (1957-1958), the Antarctic Treaty (1959), and the Netherland, Germany and Belgium; III Belgian-Dutch Antarctic cooperation and its aftermath, 1960-1970; IV Non-participation and accession in the 1970s; V Renewed Belgian and Dutch interest in Antarctic politics during the 1980s; VI Towards Dutch Consultative Status, 1985-1990; Conclusion; Archives; Interviews; Nederlandse samevatting; Darkwood/Acknowledgments.
The central questions of this research are the following: What was the Antarctic policy of the Netherlands from the late 1950s until 1990? What were its motives, goals, means and effects? What were the roles of the government, the scientific community, non-governmental organisations and possible other actors in this policy? How can these be explained?The focus of this study is on Dutch Antarctic policy. In order to explain Dutch Antarctic policy from the late 1950s until 1990 and to place it in a broader context, Dutch policy will be compared with the Antarctic policies of Belgium and Germany (Federal Republic of Germany, FRG) in the same period.6 The comparison offers insights into the functioning of the ATS and into the roles - if any - of the three countries in this international regime in the period under investigation. This adds another central question to this research: How does Dutch Antarctic policy compare with the Belgian and German Antarctic policies in the same period? This research will not focus on the actual Antarctic scientific research activities of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany from the late 1950s until 1990 but will concentrate on their Antarctic policies. Policy with regard to science is one aspect of this. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789077922606 20190129