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  1. NPHA Monthly Reports

    Title: NPHA Monthly Reports
    Creator: Lubin, Mark
    Description: Launched in spring 2017, the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA) grew out of a strong interest in aging-related issues among many members of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, which brings together more than 500 faculty who study health, health care and the impacts of health policy. In addition to IHPI and AARP, the poll receives support from Michigan Medicine, the U-M academic medical center. The poll is designed as a recurring, nationally representative household survey of U.S. adults, which allows it to assess topical issues in a timely fashion. Each month (give or take), the NPHA releases a press release, article and other materials with help to elevate the voices of the public, inspire future research, and inform national dialogue in a timely fashion. U-M researchers will also evaluate the poll data for further insights to be shared via academic channels.
  2. Understanding Ecosystem Services Adoption by Natural Resource Managers and Research Ecologists: Survey Data

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    Title: Understanding Ecosystem Services Adoption by Natural Resource Managers and Research Ecologists: Survey Data
    Creator: Schaeffer, Jeff, Engel, Daniel D, Low, Bobbi S, and Evans, Mary Anne
    Description: This dataset was compiled as an attempt to understand how natural resource managers and research ecologists in the Great Lakes region integrate the ecosystem services (ES) paradigm into their work. The following text is the adapted abstract from a thesis associated with this data. Ecosystem services, or the benefits people obtain from ecosystems, have gained much momentum in natural resource management in recent decades as a relatively comprehensive approach to provide quantitative tools for improving decision-making and policy design. However, to date we know little about whether and how natural resource practitioners, from natural resource managers to research ecologists (hereafter managers and ecologist respectively), have adopted the ES paradigm into their respective work. Here, we addressed this knowledge gap by asking managers and ecologists about whether and how they have adopted the ES paradigm into their respective work. First, we surveyed federal, state, provincial and tribal managers in the Great Lakes region about their perception and use of ES as well as the relevance of specific services to their work. Although results indicate that fewer than 31% of the managers said they currently consider economic values of ES, 79% of managers said they would use economic information on ES if they had access to it. Additionally, managers reported that ES-related information was generally inadequate for their resource management needs. We also assessed managers by dividing them into identifiable groups (e.g. managers working in different types of government agencies or administrative levels) to evaluate differential ES integration. Overall, results suggest a desire among managers to transition from considering ES concepts in their management practices to quantifying economic metrics, indicating a need for practical and accessible valuation techniques. Due to a sample of opportunity at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC), we also evaluated GLSC research ecologists’ integration of the ES paradigm because they play an important role by contributing requisite ecological knowledge for ES models. Managers and ecologists almost unanimously agreed that it was appropriate to consider ES in resource management and also showed convergence on the high priority ES. However, ecologists appeared to overestimate the adequacy of ES-related information they provide as managers reported the information was inadequate for their needs. This divergence may reflect an underrepresentation of ecological economists in this system who can aid in translating ecological models into estimates of human well-being. As a note, both CSV files in this dataset have two tabs: 1) the raw data, and 2) an index describing each column. The dataset for the research ecologists has had some data removed as it could be considered personally identifiable information due to the small sample size in that population. The surveys associated with both datasets have also been included in PDF format.
  3. Regional Climate Model simulations

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    Title: Regional Climate Model simulations
    Creator: Steiner, Allison and Bryan, Alex
    Description: Included are RegCM simulations driven by three different types of boundary conditions 1. ERA - present day only (1979-2005) 2. GFDL - present day (1978-2005) and future (2041-2065) 3. HadGEM - present day (1978-2005) and future (2041-2065) Each directory has three files with monthly averaged values: ATM: includes 4D (t,z,y,x) atmospheric fields (pressure, winds, temperature, specific humidity, cloud water) and some 3D fields (t,y,x) precipitation, soil temperature, soil water SRF: includes 3D (t,y,x) surface variables (surface pressure, 10m winds, drag coefficient, surface temperature, 2m air temperature, soil moisture, precipitation, runoff, snow, sensible heat flux, latent heat flux, surface radiation components (SW, LW), PBL height, albedo, sunshine duration) RAD: includes 4D radiative transfer variables (SW and LW heating, TOA fluxes, cloud fraction, ice water content) clm_h0 files: CLM land surface files, includes canopy variables, surface fluxes, soil moisture by layers, etc. "
  4. Data from: Functional traits in cover crop mixtures: biological nitrogen fixation and multifunctionality

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    Title: Data from: Functional traits in cover crop mixtures: biological nitrogen fixation and multifunctionality
    Creator: Blesh, Jennifer
    Description: This dataset contains three data files used in: Blesh, J. 2017. Functional traits in cover crop mixtures: biological nitrogen fixation and multifunctionality. Journal of Applied Ecology. There are also three corresponding metadata files. The file “Ecosystem_functions_soil_species.xls” contains data organized by farm, treatment, replicate block, and species combining the fall and spring sampling time points. These data include aboveground biomass, nitrogen and carbon content, and biological nitrogen fixation for the plant species. The dataset also includes measured soil characteristics for each farm site. The file “Ecosystem_functions_soil_treatment.xls” contains data organized by farm, treatment, and replicate block for the fall and spring sampling time points combined. These data include aboveground biomass, nitrogen and carbon content, and biological nitrogen fixation aggregated by treatment. The dataset also includes measured soil characteristics for each farm site. The file “Traits_unstandardized.xls” contains individual plant trait data, a subset of which were used to calculate an index of functional diversity after they were standardized to have zero mean and unit variance. These data are organized by farm, treatment, replicate block, and species. The corresponding metadata files: “Ecosystem_functions_soil_species_metadata.xls”, “Ecosystem_functions_soil_treatment_metadata.xls”, and “Traits_unstandardized_metadata.xls” provide a detailed description of all variables in each dataset and any abbreviations used.
  5. The Sharing Economy in Computing: A Systematic Literature Review

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    Title: The Sharing Economy in Computing: A Systematic Literature Review
    Creator: Cheng, Hao Fei, Hecht, Brent , Dillahunt, Tawanna R , Wheeler, Earnest, Wang, Xinyi, and Zhu, Haiyi
    Description: The sharing economy has quickly become a very prominent subject of research in the broader computing literature and the in human–computer interaction (HCI) literature more specifically. When other computing research areas have experienced similarly rapid growth (e.g. human computation, eco-feedback technology), early stage literature reviews have proved useful and influential by identifying trends and gaps in the literature of interest and by providing key directions for short- and long-term future work. In this paper, we seek to provide the same benefits with respect to computing research on the sharing economy. Specifically, following the suggested approach of prior computing literature reviews, we conducted a systematic review of sharing economy articles published in the Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library to investigate the state of sharing economy research in computing. We performed this review with two simultaneous foci: a broad focus toward the computing literature more generally and a narrow focus specifically on HCI literature. We collected a total of 112 sharing economy articles published between 2008 and 2017 and through our analysis of these papers, we make two core contributions: (1) an understanding of the computing community’s contributions to our knowledge about the sharing economy, and specifically the role of the HCI community in these contributions (i.e. what has been done) and (2) a discussion of under-explored and unexplored aspects of the sharing economy that can serve as a partial research agenda moving forward (i.e. what is next to do).
  6. Characteristics of Informal Caregivers who Provide Transportation Assistance to Older Adults

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    Title: Characteristics of Informal Caregivers who Provide Transportation Assistance to Older Adults
    Creator: Molnar, Lisa J and Eby, David W
    Description: Data can contained in an Excel spreadsheet formatted such that each row is a separate participant and each column is a separate question. This file is called: EbyEtAl-TransportCaregiver. A data dictionary that gives the text for each question and the response categories mappings are contained in another Excel Spreadsheet. This file is called: EbyEtAl-TransportCaregiverDictionary. The text of the survey, the development of weights, and response rate calculations can be found in the Deep Blue report discussed previously.
  7. Literature Search Strategies for "Effectiveness of anti-osteoporotic drugs to prevent secondary fragility fractures: systematic review and meta-analysis"

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    Title: Literature Search Strategies for "Effectiveness of anti-osteoporotic drugs to prevent secondary fragility fractures: systematic review and meta-analysis"
    Creator: MacEachern, Mark P
    Description: The dataset represents the complete search strategies for all literature databases searched during the systematic review. The Endnote library that contains all citations is also included.
  8. TCCIII Fired Full View

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    Title: TCCIII Fired Full View
    Creator: Reuss, David L, Sick, Volker, and Schiffmann, Philipp
    Description: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DATA SET IS 20 GB AND MAY TAKE AWHILE TO DOWNLOAD. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON UPGRADING DEEP BLUE DATA'S DATA CAPABILITIES IN TRANSFERRING LARGE DATA SETS. and This archive contains data files from spark-ignited homogenous combustion internal combustion engine experiments. Included are two-dimensional two-component velocity fields from various measurement planes with maximized field of view, in-cylinder pressure measurements, external pressure and temperature data, as well as details on the geometry of the optical engine to enable setups of simulation configurations. Fired operation was with stoichiometric propane air, 40kPa MAP, at 1300 RPM.
  9. TCCIII Fired Spark Plug Region

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    Title: TCCIII Fired Spark Plug Region
    Creator: Reuss, David L, Sick, Volker, and Schiffmann, Philipp
    Description: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DATA SET IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE AS WE ARE UPGRADING DEEP BLUE DATA'S DATA CAPABILITIES IN TRANSFERRING LARGE DATA SETS. PLEASE CONTACT DR. VOLKER SICK FOR ACCESS TO THIS DATA SET AT: vsick@umich.edu and This archive contains data files from spark-ignited homogenous combustion internal combustion engine experiments. Included are two-dimensional two-component velocity fields acquired in a small, high-resolution field of view near the spark plug, and images of hydroxyl radical chemiluminescence recording the early flame-kernel growth. Included are in-cylinder pressure measurements, external pressure and temperature data, as well as details on the geometry of the optical engine to enable setups of simulation configurations. Included are tables of one-per-cycle parameters for each test with methane or propane at stoichiometric, dilute limit, lean limit, and rich limit, operation conducted at 40kPa and 1300 RPM.
  10. TCCIII Motored Full View

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    Title: TCCIII Motored Full View
    Creator: Reuss, David L, Sick, Volker, and Schiffmann, Philipp
    Description: This archive contains data files from motored internal combustion engine experiments. Included are two-dimensional two-component velocity fields from four measurement planes with maximized field of view. in-cylinder pressure measurements, external pressure and temperature data, as well as details on the geometry of the optical engine to enable setups of simulation configurations. Motored operating conditions include 40kPa and 90kPa MAP, 800 and 1300 RPM. and PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DATA SET IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE AS WE ARE UPGRADING DEEP BLUE DATA'S DATA CAPABILITIES IN TRANSFERRING LARGE DATA SETS. PLEASE CONTACT DR. VOLKER SICK FOR ACCESS TO THIS DATA SET AT: vsick@umich.edu