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Nano Science (1997-2007)

Co-citation network of nanoscience 1997-2007. Colors show the time when connections were made for the first time. Cooler colors depict early years, warmer colors more recent years. Red spots were where citation bursts were detected.

CiteSpace 2.1.R12

c, cc, ccv: 2, 2, 20; 4, 3, 20; 3, 3, 20

N=1,167, E=6,549

Terrorism Research (1996-2003)

This image shows two prominent clusters (the upper one and the lower one).

The nature of the upper cluster is characterized by the two terms Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and New York City. The cluster highlights studies of PTSD related to the Sept 11 terrorist attacks in New York.

The lower cluster is effectively labeled by the term Mass Destruction. The cluster contains studies on topics such as bioterrorism and other mass destructive weapons, and practical implications on emergency responses.

CiteSpace v. 2.1. Release 3

Timespan: 1996-2003

Threshold (c, cc, ccv): 2, 2, 40; 2, 2, 40, 2, 2, 40

Network: N=1,109, E=8,208

Sloan Digital Sky Survey (2000-2007)

The image shows a closely connected stretch of topic areas. The age of each area is color-coded (blue=earliest, orange=latest). Highly cited papers shown are from earlier years, including York et al. 2000 and Stoughton et al. 2002. The combination of color and labeling terms depicts the drifts or evolutions of research focus over time. Labeling terms denote research fronts (they are extracted from citing papers). Cited papers represent knowledge base.

CiteSpace v. 2.1. Release 3

Timespan: 2000-2007 (May 16, 2007)

Threshold (c, cc, ccv): 4, 3, 40; 4, 3, 40, 4, 3, 40

Network: N=1,302, E=8,291


Hurricane Katrina (2005-2007)

Three colors correspond to the three years since the Hurricane Katrina: 2005=cyan, 2006=green, and 2007=red. Triangle nodes are citing terms found in titles and abstracts of citing papers, whereas circular nodes are cited papers. The paper with the highest citations is by Brodie et al. (2006). It is entitled Experiences of hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston shelters: implications for future planning and published on Am J Public Health, 96(8),1402-8.

The image was created with a black background color and semi-transparent nodes and links to make connections within clusters visible.

Data: 297 records from the Web of Science

Search Query: Hurricane AND Katrina

Date: 8/21/2007

Timespan: 2005-2007 (August 21, 2007)

Threshold: 1, 1, 20; 3, 2, 30; 2, 2, 20

Network: N=488, E=5,489