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    • Using climatology to predict the first major summer corn earworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) catch in north central Illinois 

      Changnon, David; Sandstrom, Michael; Astolfi, Joseph; Kopczyk, Jonathan; Sich, Matias (Royal Meteorological Society, 2010)
      One of the largest food production companies in the United States, with sales in the billions of dollars, must closely monitor anything that may affect their vegetable crops. This includes harmful insects, such as the ...
    • Using dew points to estimate savings during a planned cooling shutdown 

      Friedlein, Matthew; Chagnon, David; Musselman, Eric; Zielinski, Jeff (Royal Meteorological Society, 2006-12)
      In an effort to save money during the summer of 2003, Northern Illinois University (NIU) administrators instituted a four-day working week and stopped air conditioning buildings for the three-day weekends (Friday through ...
    • Vulnerability Due to Nocturnal Tornadoes 

      Ashley, Walker S.; Krmenec, Andrew; Schwantes, Rick (American Meteorological Society, 2008-10)
      This study investigates the human vulnerability caused by tornadoes that occurred between sunset and sunrise from 1880 to 2007. Nocturnal tornadoes are theorized to enhance vulnerability because they are difficult to spot ...