Volume 3, Issue 1, April 2018

Volume 3, Issue 1, April 2018

ISSN 2501-7837

download all articles


  • The Islet Without Name (Danube River) in summer-autumn season (2015 and 2016)

    Author: Andreea-Florentina Marin

    Abstract: The Islet Without Name is on the Danube River, located near the Romanian bank, between km 493.3 and km 471.4. Representing one of the most recent fluvial islet on the
    Danube River, the Islet Without Name began to form in the last 30 years. If, initially, in the sector where the islet is currently located, only a sandy bar emerged in the summer-autumn seasons, now is a permanent landform, covered by forest vegetation. In 2015 and 2016, several field campaigns were carried out to geomorphological changes under certain hydrometeorological conditions. The results obtained shows the continuous dynamism of this fluvial landform.

    Keywords: Islet Without Name, Danube River, summer-autumn season, field observations.

    entire article DOI 10.5719/GeoP.3.1/1

  • Validation – a brief introduction

    Author: Ana-Maria Glod-Lendvai

    Abstract: The process validation was developed in the 20th century in order to improve the quality of pharmaceutical products. The validation concept has expanded over the last 50
    years from analytical methods used to control pharmaceutical substances to analyses of computerized systems. Validation is nowadays successfully used in most areas. The validation of a method aims to ensure the effectiveness of the method from the point of view of some statistical parameters during each stage of production and not only at the end of the process. By validation, scientific evidence is established that a process is capable of consistently delivering quality products. It is also recognized internationally that validation of a product is required in any production process of a new product.

    Keywords: : validation, prospective validation, retrospective validation, simultaneous validation, correlation study.

    entire article DOI 10.5719/GeoP.3.1/2

  • March 4th, 1977 – the year when a new medical specialization appeared

    Author: Liviu Constantin

    Abstract: This article represents a short history of how the “operational medicine” appeared in Romania (the sum of specific activities in the domain of the military emergency medical assistance based on the logistics and specific medical evacuation, according to the goal of the mission and the operational demands). The operational medical support (OMS) represents the medical specialization derived from the battle technique brought to the civilian level. The repeated sorting of victims at each rescue stage represents the essence of the new medical specialization appeared in March 4th, 1977. At present, this specialization must incorporate the advantages of the space technology.

    Keywords: operational medical support, repeated sorting, space technology.

    entire article DOI 10.5719/GeoP.3.1/3

  • Potential of InSAR monitoring for seismic areas in Romanian

    Author: Mihaela Gheorghe, Iuliana Armaș, Eduard-Ilie Năstase, Alexandra Munteanu

    Abstract: National Institute of Earth Physics operates one of the densest real-time regional networks in Eastern Europe for monitoring seismic activity, counting 130 real time seismic station and 22 permanent GNSS stations. The network serves for early warning applications, research studies regarding seismic sources and internal Earth structure, as well as crustal deformation monitoring. In areas that make the object of detailed studies for crustal deformation, additional periodic GNSS stations are installed in monthly surveying campaigns, increasing the coverage of the network.
    The current study focuses on two regions of interest, Izvoarele-Galați and Black Sea coast, monitored with 9 and 4 GNSS reference points respectively. The Izvoarele-Galați represents an interesting research site because of recent abnormal seismic behaviour, while the Black Sea coast is integrated in a project for a regional early-warning system for marine geohazards. Satellite synthetic aperture radar interferometry is proposed as a complementary monitoring technique that can offer insights regarding surface deformation in addition to information offered by classic techniques such as GNSS and optical levelling.

    Keywords: InSAR, earthquake, Permanent Scatterer, Dobrogea, Galaț.

    entire article DOI 10.5719/GeoP.3.1/4

  • The hydrological regime of the Prahova River along Carpathian and Subcarpathian stretch

    Author: Livioara Brașovanu, Daniela Elena Gogoașe Nistoran, Iuliana Armaș

    Abstract: The objective of this study is to analyze the hydrological regime of the Prahova River along its Carpathian and Subcarpathian stretches. The study reach has a length of 56 km and is situated between the Prahova River source and the downstream confluence with its main left tributary, the Doftana River. The description of the hydrological regime of the Prahova River is based on the statistical analysis of the climatic and hydrological data recorded at the meteorological stations and hydrometric stations in the area of interest. In order to understand the hydrological regime of the Prahova River, we focused on the following aspects: (1) sources of supply, (2) climatic factors (temperature regime, precipitation regime), (3) the mean flow, (4) the maximum flow (floods), (5) the sediment discharge and (6) the thermal and freezing regime of the Prahova River. The importance of this study lies in the need to know the hydrological regime that plays a leading role in the study of the morphodynamics of the Prahova River channel.

    Keywords: hydrological regime, statistical analysis, climatic factors, mean flow, floods, sediment discharge, hydrological nivo-pluvial regime.

    entire article DOI 10.5719/GeoP.3.1/5

  • Organisation type and whistleblowing arrangements

    Author: Radu Ionescu

    Abstract: Hidden vulnerabilities are exposed by stressors. These stressors can be natural (flood, earthquake, heat-wave, etc.) or man-made (earthquake, flood, economic crisis, pathogen development, storage tank explosion, etc.). If the system they impact is riddled with vulnerabilities it will collapse. If a building is poorly built, because of say poor corporate ethics on the part of the contractor or corruption allowing lax observation of codes, it will collapse whether because of a natural earthquake or a man-made landslide. Whistleblowing can reveal these hidden vulnerabilities, but it also potentially manifests differently across different types of organisations, so we therefore encourage research in Romania to compare whistleblowing arrangements across the various organizational sectors.

    Keywords: disaster, whistleblowing, organisations, ethics, organisational sector.

    entire article DOI 10.5719/GeoP.3.1/6

  • Erasmus+ in Cologne. TH Cologne

    Author: Vladimir-Nicolae Nechita, Cătălina-Teodora Stoian

    Abstract: "TH Cologne" is the second article of the series "Erasmus+ in Cologne" and is intended mainly for students and researchers of the Faculty of Geography of the University of Bucharest, who want to take part in an Erasmus+ scholarship. It covers advice and relevant information regarding TH Cologne, the enrolment procedures before and after the stay and presents viable modules and study programmes for Erasmus+ geographers that can be attended at the Institute for Rescue Engineering and Civil Protection and at ITT.

    Keywords: Erasmus+, TH Cologne, International Student, Rescue Engineering, ITT.

    entire article DOI 10.5719/GeoP.3.1/7