Sample records for 30-year cost-benefit horizon

  1. The Practice of Cost Benefit Analysis in the Transport Sector...

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    Practice of Cost Benefit Analysis in the Transport Sector a Mexican Perspective Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Practice of Cost Benefit Analysis in...

  2. Energy information systems (EIS): Technology costs, benefit, and best

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    LBNL-6476E 1 Energy information systems (EIS): Technology costs, benefit, and best practice uses, Lin, G, Piette, MA. Energy information systems (EIS): Technology costs, benefits, and best practice

  3. Fuel Consumption and Cost Benefits of DOE Vehicle Technologies...

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    Consumption and Cost Benefits of DOE Vehicle Technologies Program 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

  4. Energy information systems (EIS): Technology costs, benefit, and best practice uses

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    systems (EIS): Technology costs, benefit, and best practicesystems (EIS): Technology costs, benefits, and best practicesystems: 1. What are the technology costs of an EIS? 2. What

  5. Measuring the Costs & Benefits of Nationwide Geothermal Heat

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    Measuring the Costs & Benefits of Nationwide Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) Deployment ­ A Progress to measure the costs and benefits of nationwide geothermal heat pump (GHP) deployment. · First market study to quantify the entire GHP chain ­ Manufacturing ­ Design ­ Installation · GHPsRUS is short for "geothermal

  6. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Technology (Presentation)

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    Pesaran, A.; Markel, T.; Simpson, A.

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Presents a cost-benefit of analysis of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology, including potential petroleum use reduction.

  7. Depth of manual dismantling analysis: A cost–benefit approach

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    Achillas, Ch., E-mail: c.achillas@ihu.edu.gr [School of Economics and Business Administration, International Hellenic University, 14th km Thessaloniki-Moudania, 57001 Thermi (Greece); Aidonis, D. [Department of Logistics, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Branch of Katerini, 60100 Katerini (Greece); Vlachokostas, Ch.; Karagiannidis, A.; Moussiopoulos, N.; Loulos, V. [Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Box 483, 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece)

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: ? A mathematical modeling tool for OEMs. ? The tool can be used by OEMs, recyclers of electr(on)ic equipment or WEEE management systems’ regulators. ? The tool makes use of cost–benefit analysis in order to determine the optimal depth of product disassembly. ? The reusable materials and the quantity of metals and plastics recycled can be quantified in an easy-to-comprehend manner. - Abstract: This paper presents a decision support tool for manufacturers and recyclers towards end-of-life strategies for waste electrical and electronic equipment. A mathematical formulation based on the cost benefit analysis concept is herein analytically described in order to determine the parts and/or components of an obsolete product that should be either non-destructively recovered for reuse or be recycled. The framework optimally determines the depth of disassembly for a given product, taking into account economic considerations. On this basis, it embeds all relevant cost elements to be included in the decision-making process, such as recovered materials and (depreciated) parts/components, labor costs, energy consumption, equipment depreciation, quality control and warehousing. This tool can be part of the strategic decision-making process in order to maximize profitability or minimize end-of-life management costs. A case study to demonstrate the models’ applicability is presented for a typical electronic product in terms of structure and material composition. Taking into account the market values of the pilot product’s components, the manual disassembly is proven profitable with the marginal revenues from recovered reusable materials to be estimated at 2.93–23.06 €, depending on the level of disassembly.

  8. Cost-benefit analysis for design of environmentally conscious manufacturing

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    Matysiak, L.M.

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent years, much attention has been focused on reducing the environmental impacts of products and manufacturing processes. Concerned about rising compliance costs and stringent regulatory requirements, companies are carefully evaluating the environmental impacts of their products. In response, designers, engineers, and managers are beginning to use life-cycle analysis, design for environment techniques, and environmentally conscious manufacturing (ECM) as tools to help them to not only do what is best for the environment, but also to do what is best for their company. These tools are also a useful aid in evaluating the trade-offs that may exist between different product and process alternatives. However, how does one choose the optimal solution from these various product and process alternatives? Cost versus benefit analysis is an effective tool that can be used to evaluate various manufacturing alternatives and to choose a solution that is both cost effective and environmentally compatible. Many companies are beginning to use cost benefit analyses as a means to justify product or process modifications that result in a benefit to the environment.

  9. Solid waste 30-year volume summary

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    Valero, O.J.; Armacost, L.L.; DeForest, T.J.; Templeton, K.J.; Williams, N.C.

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A 30-year forecast of the solid waste volumes to be generated or received at the US Department of Energy Hanford Site is described in this report. The volumes described are low-level mixed waste (LLMW) and transuranic/transuranic mixed (TRU/TRUM) waste that will require treatment, storage, and disposal at Hanford`s Solid Waste Operations Complex (SWOC) during the 30-year period from FY 1994 through FY 2023. The data used to complete this document were collected from onsite and offsite waste generators who currently, or are planning to, ship solid wastes to the Hanford Site. An analysis of the data suggests that over 300,000 m{sup 3} of LLMW and TRU/TRUM waste will be managed at Hanford`s SWOC over the next 30 years. An extensive effort was made this year to collect this information. The 1993 solid waste forecast was used as a starting point, which identified approximately 100,000 m{sup 3} of LLMW and TRU/TRUM waste to be sent to the SWOC. After analyzing the forecast waste volume, it was determined that additional waste was expected from the tank waste remediation system (TWRS), onsite decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) activities, and onsite remedial action (RA) activities. Data presented in this report establish a starting point for solid waste management planning. It is recognized that forecast estimates will vary (typically increasing) as facility planning and missions continue to change and become better defined, but the information presented still provides useful insight into Hanford`s future solid waste management requirements.

  10. 1995 Solid Waste 30-year volume summary

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    Valero, O.J. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); DeForest, T.J.; Templeton, K.J. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document, prepared by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) under the direction of Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC), provides a description of the annual low-level mixed waste (LLMW) and transuranic/transuranic mixed solid waste (TRU-TRUM) volumes expected to be managed by Hanford`s Solid Waste Central Waste Complex (CWC) over the next 30 years. The waste generation sources and waste categories are also described. This document is intended to be used as a reference for short- and long-term planning of the Hanford treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) activities over the next several decades. By estimating the waste volumes that will be generated in the future, facility planners can determine the timing of key waste management activities, evaluate alternative treatment strategies, and plan storage and disposal capacities. In addition, this document can be used by other waste sites and the general public to gain a better understanding of the types and volumes of waste that will be managed at Hanford.

  11. A cost/benefit model for insertion of technological innovation into a total quality management program 

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    Ratliff, William L

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    justify quality improvement. The results of this study provide process-level engineers with a cost/benefit model template, which can be used to cost justify technological improvement based upon total quality costs....

  12. Distributed Generation versus Centralised Supply: a Social Cost-Benefit Analysis

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    Gulli, Francesco

    2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Generation versus Centralised Supply: a Social Cost-Benefit Analysis Francesco Gullì* Istituto di Economia e Politica dell’Energia e dell’Ambiente (Iefe). Università Bocconi, Milano July 2003 1. Introduction #1; The restructuring and privatisation...

  13. Prioritizing JUnit Test Cases: An Empirical Assessment and Cost-Benefits Analysis

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    Rothermel, Gregg

    Prioritizing JUnit Test Cases: An Empirical Assessment and Cost-Benefits Analysis Hyunsook Do - Lincoln {dohy,grother,akinneer}@cse.unl.edu August 2, 2005 Abstract Test case prioritization provides a way to run test cases with the highest priority earliest. Numerous empirical studies have shown

  14. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Indexing Big Data with Map-Reduce

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    Arampatzis, Avi

    proposed implementation of inverted index construction using Map-Reduce. In Section V we attempt a costA Cost-Benefit Analysis of Indexing Big Data with Map-Reduce Dimitrios Siafarikas Argyrios. We consider the problem of Inverted Index construction which is widely used in Information Retrieval

  15. COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF A WASTE TO ENERGY PLANT FOR MONTEVIDEO; AND WASTE TO

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    ,000 hours per year), that is, a total of 640,000 tons of solid wastes per year. Montevideo, in 20101 COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF A WASTE TO ENERGY PLANT FOR MONTEVIDEO; AND WASTE TO ENERGY IN SMALL-benefit analysis by the author of a waste to energy (WTE) plant in Montevideo, Uruguay; the second part

  16. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Data Processing Architectures for the Smart Grid

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    Langendoen, Koen

    A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Data Processing Architectures for the Smart Grid Akshay Uttama Nambi S the full poten- tial of Smart Grid applications. Smart grids utilize ICT entities to enhance efficiency certain infor- mation management requirements has hindered large scale smart grid deployments

  17. Economics of Online Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbines: Cost Benefit Analysis

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    McCalley, James D.

    Economics of Online Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbines: Cost Benefit Analysis Jeremy Van monitoring (OSHM) and condition-based maintenance (CBM) of wind turbine blades has the potential to reduce O cost of energy (LCOE) [1]. The costs required to keep wind turbines working in extreme temperatures

  18. For more than 30 years, the National Renewable

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    For more than 30 years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has advanced the science and increase the performance and reliability of solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal systems; building

  19. Ownership Unbuilding in Electricity Markets - A Social Cost Benefit Analysis of the German TSO'S

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    Brunekreeft, Gert

    system operators in electricity and gas is proposed.2 This paper presents a comprehensive social cost benefit analysis (SCBA) of ownership unbundling of electricity TSOs in Germany. We restrict the analysis to the German case for two reasons; firstly... this seems to be the current focus of the European debate and secondly simply to constrain the calculations and data requirement. The main insights are more general, however, and with due caution, may be carried over to other countries as well. The SCBA...

  20. A cost-benefit approach to youth vocational training schemes in Africa

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    Kuanyin, Emmanuel Bol

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Capital Formation 1n Africa III YOUTH VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHEMES IV COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS: AS A TOOL Formalae for Project Choice Net Present Value Internal Rate of Return (IRR) The IRR Versus the Present Value The Social Rate of Discount Risk... for evalu- at1ng both public and private investments. It is a tool for accessing quantitatively the economic merits of alternat1ve courses of action. The mer1ts are defined in terms of the relationship between the economic bene- fits obtained...

  1. Use of Residential Smart Appliances for Peak Load Shifting & Spinning Reserves: Cost Benefit Analysis

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    Sastry, Chellury; Pratt, Robert G.

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract In this paper, we present the results of an analytical cost-benefit study of residential smart appliances in support of a joint stakeholder petition to the EPA and DOE to provide a 5% credit to meet ENERGY STAR eligibility criteria for products that meet the definition of a smart appliance. The underlying hypothesis is that smart appliances can play a critical role in addressing some of the challenges associated with increased electricity demand, and increased penetration of renewable sources of power. Our analytical model utilizes current annual appliance electricity consumption data, and estimates what the wholesale grid operating cost savings would be if some percentage of appliance loads were shifted away from peak hours to run during off-peak hours, and appliance loads serve power system balancing needs such as spinning reserves that would otherwise have to be provided by generators. Historical wholesale market clearing prices (location marginal and spinning reserve) from major wholesale power markets in the United States are used to estimate savings. The savings are then compared with the five percent credit, to determine if the savings in grid operating costs (benefits) are at least as high as the credit (cost) if not higher.

  2. 1995 solid waste 30-year container volume summary

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    Templeton, K.J.; DeForest, T.J.; Patridge, M.D. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

    1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a 30-year forecast of the solid waste volumes by container category. The volumes described are low-level mixed waste (LLMW) and transuranic/transuranic mixed (TRU-TRUM) waste. These volumes and their associated container categories will be generated or received at the US Department of Energy Hanford Site for storage, treatment, and disposal at Westinghouse Hanford Company`s Solid Waste Operations Complex (SWOC) during a 30-year period from FY 1995 through FY 2024. The data presented in this report establish a baseline for solid waste management both in the present and future. With knowledge of the volumes by container type, decisions on the facility handling and storage requirements can be adequately made. It is recognized that the forecast estimates will vary as facility planning and missions continue to change and become better defined; however, the data presented in this report still provide useful insight into Hanford`s future solid waste management requirements.

  3. A reliability cost-benefit analysis for HVDC transmission expansion planning

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    Kuruganty, P.R.S. (Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba (CA)); Woodford, D.A. (Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (CA))

    1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A major portion of Manitoba Hydro's generation is located in the North on the Nelson River. The lower Nelson River generation is brought into the load centre in Southern Manitoba through an HVDC transmission system consisting of two bipoles, the first rated at 1680 MW at the rectifier and the second at 2000 MW. This paper presents the methodology used in arriving at the optimum Bipole 3 size using a reliability cost-benefit analysis. The analysis considers the forced outages of the generation and transmission systems using system outage statistics. The generator and valve group maintenance and the reduction in capability of thyristor valve groups during the summer season were also incorporated in the analysis. The load model used in the study was based on system data for the period 1980-1984. The criterion used in choosing the Bipole 3 size is to optimize the present worth value of the annual energy curtailment due to the HVDC system forced outages and the incremental installation cost of the transmission as the capacity of Bipole 3 is increased. The optimum Bipole 3 size based on the study is 2200 MW. This value is significantly lower than that based on a pole spare criterion used in the earlier development of the HVDC system. Finally, the need for validation of the outage data in evaluating future HVDC projects and the need for data collection and classification is indicated.

  4. Costs and benefits of railway urban logistics: a prospective social cost benefit analysis Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    - economic cost benefit analysis. Firstly, we propose an overview on the basic notions of CBA and SCBA researchers and practitioners and incite them to develop such practices (usage of SCBA in urban logistics of this paper is to propose a SCBA-based analysis framework for strategic scenario assessment in the context

  5. An Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Implications of Different Approaches to Capturing the Value of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives

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    Bolinger, Mark

    2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This report compares the relative costs, benefits, and implications of capturing the value of renewable energy tax benefits in these three different ways – applying them against outside income , carrying them forward in time until they can be fully absorbed internally, or monetizing them through third-party tax equity investors – to see which method is most competitive under various scenarios. It finds that under current law and late-2013 market conditions, monetization makes sense for all but the most tax-efficient project sponsors. In other words, for most project sponsors, bringing in third-party tax equity currently provides net benefits to a project.

  6. HORIZON SENSING

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    Larry G. Stolarczyk

    2003-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    With the aid of a DOE grant (No. DE-FC26-01NT41050), Stolar Research Corporation (Stolar) developed the Horizon Sensor (HS) to distinguish between the different layers of a coal seam. Mounted on mining machine cutter drums, HS units can detect or sense the horizon between the coal seam and the roof and floor rock, providing the opportunity to accurately mine the section of the seam most desired. HS also enables accurate cutting of minimum height if that is the operator's objective. Often when cutting is done out-of-seam, the head-positioning function facilitates a fixed mining height to minimize dilution. With this technology, miners can still be at a remote location, yet cut only the clean coal, resulting in a much more efficient overall process. The objectives of this project were to demonstrate the feasibility of horizon sensing on mining machines and demonstrate that Horizon Sensing can allow coal to be cut cleaner and more efficiently. Stolar's primary goal was to develop the Horizon Sensor (HS) into an enabling technology for full or partial automation or ''agile mining''. This technical innovation (R&D 100 Award Winner) is quickly demonstrating improvements in productivity and miner safety at several prominent coal mines in the United States. In addition, the HS system can enable the cutting of cleaner coal. Stolar has driven the HS program on the philosophy that cutting cleaner coal means burning cleaner coal. The sensor, located inches from the cutting bits, is based upon the physics principles of a Resonant Microstrip Patch Antenna (RMPA). When it is in proximity of the rock-coal interface, the RMPA impedance varies depending on the thickness of uncut coal. The impedance is measured by the computer-controlled electronics and then sent by radio waves to the mining machine. The worker at the machine can read the data via a Graphical User Interface, displaying a color-coded image of the coal being cut, and direct the machine appropriately. The Horizon Sensor program began development in 1998 and experienced three major design phases. The final version, termed HS-3, was commissioned in 2000 with the assistance of the DOE-Mining Industry of the Future program, commercialized in 2002, and has been used 14 times in 12 different mines within the United States. The Horizon Sensor has applications in both underground and surface mining operations. This technology is primarily used in the coal industry, but is also used to mine trona and potash. All horizon sensor components have Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) (United States) and IEC (International) certification. Horizon Sensing saves energy by maximizing cutting efficiency, cutting only desired material. This desired material is cleaner fuel, therefore reducing pollutants to the atmosphere when burned and burning more efficiently. Extracting only desired material increases productivity by reducing or eliminating the cleaning step after extraction. Additionally, this technology allows for deeper mining, resulting in more material gained from one location. The remote sensing tool allows workers to operate the machinery away from the hazards of cutting coal, including noise, breathing dust and gases, and coal and rock splintering and outbursts. The HS program has primarily revolved around the development of the technology. However, the end goal of the program has always been the commercialization of the technology and only within the last 2 years of the program has this goal been realized. Real-time horizon sensing on mining machines is becoming an industry tool. Detailed monitoring of system function, user experience, and mining benefits is ongoing.

  7. Interim Solar Radiation Data Manual: 30-Year Statistics from the National Solar Radiation Data Base

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    1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 30-year (1961-1990) statistics contained in this document have been derived from the National Solar Radiation Data Base (NSRDB) produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). They outline solar radiation sources, as well as 30-year monthly and annual means of 5 solar radiation elements (three surface and two extraterrestrial) and 12 meteorological elements for 239 locations.

  8. Use of Residential Smart Appliances for Peak-Load Shifting and Spinning Reserves Cost/Benefit Analysis

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    Sastry, Chellury; Pratt, Robert G.; Srivastava, Viraj; Li, Shun

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report, we present the results of an analytical cost/benefit study of residential smart appliances from a utility/grid perspective in support of a joint stakeholder petition to the ENERGY STAR program within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE). The goal of the petition is in part to provide appliance manufacturers incentives to hasten the production of smart appliances. The underlying hypothesis is that smart appliances can play a critical role in addressing some of the societal challenges, such as anthropogenic global warming, associated with increased electricity demand, and facilitate increased penetration of renewable sources of power. The appliances we consider include refrigerator/freezers, clothes washers, clothes dryers, room air-conditioners, and dishwashers. The petition requests the recognition that providing an appliance with smart grid capability, i.e., products that meet the definition of a smart appliance, is at least equivalent to a corresponding five percent in operational machine efficiencies. It is then expected that given sufficient incentives and value propositions, and suitable automation capabilities built into smart appliances, residential consumers will be adopting these smart appliances and will be willing participants in addressing the aforementioned societal challenges by more effectively managing their home electricity consumption. The analytical model we utilize in our cost/benefit analysis consists of a set of user-definable assumptions such as the definition of on-peak (hours of day, days of week, months of year), the expected percentage of normal consumer electricity consumption (also referred to as appliance loads) that can shifted from peak hours to off-peak hours, the average power rating of each appliance, etc. Based on these assumptions, we then formulate what the wholesale grid operating-cost savings, or benefits, would be if the smart capabilities of appliances were invoked, and some percentage of appliance loads were shifted away from peak hours to run during off-peak hours, and appliance loads served power-system balancing needs such as spinning reserves that would otherwise have to be provided by generators. The rationale is that appliance loads can be curtailed for about ten minutes or less in response to a grid contingency without any diminution in the quality of service to the consumer. We then estimate the wholesale grid operating-cost savings based on historical wholesale-market clearing prices (location marginal and spinning reserve) from major wholesale power markets in the United States. The savings derived from the smart grid capabilities of an appliance are then compared to the savings derived from a five percent increase in traditional operational machine efficiencies, referred to as cost in this report, to determine whether the savings in grid operating costs (benefits) are at least as high as or higher than the operational machine efficiency credit (cost).

  9. Modeling of GE Appliances: Cost Benefit Study of Smart Appliances in Wholesale Energy, Frequency Regulation, and Spinning Reserve Markets

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    Fuller, Jason C.; Parker, Graham B.

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is the second in a series of three reports describing the potential of GE’s DR-enabled appliances to provide benefits to the utility grid. The first report described the modeling methodology used to represent the GE appliances in the GridLAB-D simulation environment and the estimated potential for peak demand reduction at various deployment levels. The third report will explore the technical capability of aggregated group actions to positively impact grid stability, including frequency and voltage regulation and spinning reserves, and the impacts on distribution feeder voltage regulation, including mitigation of fluctuations caused by high penetration of photovoltaic distributed generation. In this report, a series of analytical methods were presented to estimate the potential cost benefit of smart appliances while utilizing demand response. Previous work estimated the potential technical benefit (i.e., peak reduction) of smart appliances, while this report focuses on the monetary value of that participation. The effects on wholesale energy cost and possible additional revenue available by participating in frequency regulation and spinning reserve markets were explored.

  10. An Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Implications of Different Approaches to Capturing the Value of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives

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    This report compares the costs, benefits, and implications of capturing the value of renewable energy tax incentives in three different ways – applying them against outside income, carrying them forward in time until they can be absorbed internally, or monetizing them through third-party tax equity investors – to see which method is most competitive under various scenarios. It finds that under late-2013 market conditions, monetization makes sense for all but the most tax-efficient project sponsors. Under a variety of plausible future policy scenarios relevant to wind and solar projects, however, the benefit of monetization no longer outweighs the high cost of tax equity, and it makes more sense for sponsors – even those without tax appetite – to use tax benefits internally rather than to monetize them. These findings have implications for how wind and solar projects are likely to be financed in the future, which, in turn, influences their LCOE. For example, under these scenarios, many wind and solar projects would likely forego tax equity in favor of cheaper sources of capital. This shift to lower-cost capital would, in turn, partially mitigate any negative impact on LCOE resulting from the policy change itself (e.g., in the case of tax credit expiration).

  11. Performance and cost benefits associated with nonimaging secondary concentrators used in point-focus dish solar thermal applications

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    O'Gallagher, J.; Winston, R.

    1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using nonimaging secondary concentrators in point-focus applications may permit the development of more cost-effective concentrator systems by either improving performance or reducing costs. Secondaries may also increase design flexibility. The major objective of this study was to develop as complete an understanding as possible of the quantitative performance and cost effects associated with deploying nonimaging secondary concentrators at the focal zone of point-focus solar thermal concentrators. A performance model was developed that uses a Monte Carlo ray-trace procedure to determine the focal plane distribution of a paraboloidal primary as a function of optical parameters. It then calculates the corresponding optimized concentration and thermal efficiency as a function of temperature with and without the secondary. To examine the potential cost benefits associated with secondaries, a preliminary model for the rational optimization of performance versus cost trade-offs was developed. This model suggests a possible 10% to 20% reduction in the cost of delivered energy when secondaries are used. This is a lower limit, and the benefits may even be greater if using a secondary permits the development of inexpensive primary technologies for which the performance would not otherwise be viable. 20 refs., 15 figs., 3 tabs.

  12. The value of a Pavement Management System (PMS) and the planning and cost-benefit tools it provides for decision making have long been recognized

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    Neimark, Alexander V.

    The value of a Pavement Management System (PMS) and the planning and cost-benefit tools it provides this scenario: as a DOT pavement and main- tenance engineer, you are faced with budgeting the maintenance to the Rutgers' Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) for help. Teams from CAIT's Pavement

  13. A Cost Benefit Analysis of a V2G-Capable Electric School Bus Compared to a Traditional Diesel School Bus

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    A Cost Benefit Analysis of a V2G-Capable Electric School Bus Compared to a Traditional Diesel analysis of a V2G-capable electric school bus compared to a traditional diesel school bus. Applied Energy 19716 Abstract Fuel expenses, diesel exhaust health externalities, and climate change are concerns

  14. Following more than 30 years of seismic and volcanic quiescence, the Canary Islands

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    Sleeman, Reinoud

    Following more than 30 years of seismic and volcanic quiescence, the Canary Islands region located History Several eruptions have taken place in the Canary Islands in the last 500 years, all of them, TRANSACTIONS, AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION PAGES 61,65 Monitoring the Reawakening of Canary Islands'Teide Volcano

  15. Scanning the Conservation Horizon

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    Scanning the Conservation Horizon A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment #12;Scanning.A. Stein, and N.A. Edelson, editors. 2011. Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change.S. Geological Survey Fundamental Science Practices. Scanning the Conservation Horizon is available online at

  16. Horizon Health EAP Services

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    Yates, Andrew

    /09) HorizonCareLinkSM ­ All the help you need online Horizon Health EAP also provides services through counselors- Child care or elder care services- Pet care and veterinarians- Adoption resources- Health clubsHorizon Health EAP Services Employee Assistance Program with Telephone and 3 Face

  17. Mechanics of Isolated Horizons

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Stephen Fairhurst

    1999-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A set of boundary conditions defining an undistorted, non-rotating isolated horizon are specified in general relativity. A space-time representing a black hole which is itself in equilibrium but whose exterior contains radiation admits such a horizon. However, the definition is applicable in a more general context, such as cosmological horizons. Physically motivated, (quasi-)local definitions of the mass and surface gravity of an isolated horizon are introduced and their properties analyzed. Although their definitions do not refer to infinity, these quantities assume their standard values in the static black hole solutions. Finally, using these definitions, the zeroth and first laws of black hole mechanics are established for isolated horizons.

  18. From Energy Audits to Home Performance: 30 Years of Articles in Home Energy Magazine

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    Meier, Alan

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Home Energy Magazine has been publishing articles about residential energy efficiency for 30 years. Its goal has been to disseminate technically reliable and neutral information to the practitioners, that is, professionals in the business of home energy efficiency. The articles, editorials, letters, and advertisements are a kind of window on the evolution of energy conservation technologies, policies, and organizations. Initially, the focus was on audits and simple retrofits, such as weatherstripping and insulation. Instrumentation was sparse sometimes limited to a ruler to measure depth of attic insulation and a blower door was exotic. CFLs were heavy, awkward bulbs which might, or might not, fit in a fixture. Saving air conditioning energy was not a priority. Solar energy was only for the most adventurous. Thirty years on, the technologies and business have moved beyond just insulating attics to the larger challenge of delivering home performance and achieving zero net energy. This shift reflects the success in reducing space heating energy and the need to create a profitable industry by providing more services. The leading edge of the residential energy services market is becoming much more sophisticated, offering both efficiency and solar systems. The challenge is to continue providing relevant and reliable information in a transformed industry and a revolutionized media landscape.

  19. Restoration and repair of 30-year old cooling towers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Phase I. Draft 1

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    Shelton, M.F.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Early in 1980, a comprehensive reliability study was made to ascertain the ability of the present 30-year old recirculating water system to meet the anticipated load demand through the year 2000. The findings and recommendations of this study were used as a guide to schedule uprating and repairs. This paper deals with the underground distribution system and cooling tower repairs.

  20. Online Horizon Selection in Receding Horizon Temporal Logic Planning

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    Murray, Richard M.

    - ative, short horizon solutions, using the currently observed state to compute a control strategy synthesis for temporal logic, but have thus far been limited by pursuing a single sequence of short horizon problems to the current goal. We propose a receding horizon algorithm for reactive synthesis that au

  1. Investors' horizon and stock prices

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    Parsa, Sahar

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation consists of three essays on the relation between investors' trading horizon and stock prices. The first chapter explores the theoretical relation between the horizon of traders and the negative externality ...

  2. Spacetimes containing slowly evolving horizons

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    W. Kavanagh; I. Booth

    2006-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Slowly evolving horizons are trapping horizons that are "almost" isolated horizons. This paper reviews their definition and discusses several spacetimes containing such structures. These include certain Vaidya and Tolman-Bondi solutions as well as (perturbatively) tidally distorted black holes. Taking into account the associated mass scales, they also suggest that slowly evolving horizons are the norm rather than the exception in astrophysical processes that involve stellar-scale black holes.

  3. Entropy of Isolated Horizons revisited

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    Rudranil Basu; Romesh K. Kaul; Parthasarathi Majumdar

    2009-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The decade-old formulation of the isolated horizon classically and within loop quantum gravity, and the extraction of the microcanonical entropy of such a horizon from this formulation, is reviewed, in view of recent renewed interest. There are two main approaches to this problem: one employs an SU(2) Chern-Simons theory describing the isolated horizon degrees of freedom, while the other uses a reduced U(1) Chern-Simons theory obtained from the SU(2) theory, with appropriate constraints imposed on the spectrum of boundary states `living' on the horizon. It is shown that both these ways lead to the same infinite series asymptotic in horizon area for the microcanonical entropy of an isolated horizon. The leading area term is followed by an unambiguous correction term logarithmic in area with a coefficient $-\\frac32$, with subleading corrections dropping off as inverse powers of the area.

  4. Entropy of isolated horizons revisited

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    Basu, Rudranil; Kaul, Romesh K.; Majumdar, Parthasarathi [SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata 700 098 (India); Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai 600 113 (India); Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata 700 064 (India)

    2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The decade-old formulation of the isolated horizon classically and within loop quantum gravity, and the extraction of the microcanonical entropy of such a horizon from this formulation, is reviewed, in view of recent renewed interest. There are two main approaches to this problem: one employs an SU(2) Chern-Simons theory describing the isolated horizon degrees of freedom, while the other uses a reduced U(1) Chern-Simons theory obtained from the SU(2) theory, with appropriate constraints imposed on the spectrum of boundary states ''living'' on the horizon. It is shown that both these ways lead to the same infinite series asymptotic in the horizon area for the microcanonical entropy of an isolated horizon. The leading area term is followed by an unambiguous correction term logarithmic in area with a coefficient -(3/2), with subleading corrections dropping off as inverse powers of the area.

  5. The New Horizons Spacecraft

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    Fountain, Glen H; Hersman, Christopher B; Herder, Timothy S; Coughlin, Thomas B; Gibson, William C; Clancy, Deborah A; DeBoy, Christopher C; Hill, T Adrian; Kinnison, James D; Mehoke, Douglas S; Ottman, Geffrey K; Rogers, Gabe D; Stern, S Alan; Stratton, James M; Vernon, Steven R; Williams, Stephen P

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The New Horizons spacecraft was launched on 19 January 2006. The spacecraft was designed to provide a platform for seven instruments that will collect and return data from Pluto in 2015. The design drew on heritage from previous missions developed at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and other missions such as Ulysses. The trajectory design imposed constraints on mass and structural strength to meet the high launch acceleration needed to reach the Pluto system prior to the year 2020. The spacecraft subsystems were designed to meet tight mass and power allocations, yet provide the necessary control and data handling finesse to support data collection and return when the one-way light time during the Pluto flyby is 4.5 hours. Missions to the outer solar system require a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) to supply electrical power, and a single RTG is used by New Horizons. To accommodate this constraint, the spacecraft electronics were designed to operate on less than 200 W....

  6. The New Horizons Spacecraft

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    Glen H. Fountain; David Y. Kusnierkiewicz; Christopher B. Hersman; Timothy S. Herder; Thomas B. Coughlin; William C. Gibson; Deborah A. Clancy; Christopher C. DeBoy; T. Adrian Hill; James D. Kinnison; Douglas S. Mehoke; Geffrey K. Ottman; Gabe D. Rogers; S. Alan Stern; James M. Stratton; Steven R. Vernon; Stephen P. Williams

    2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The New Horizons spacecraft was launched on 19 January 2006. The spacecraft was designed to provide a platform for seven instruments that will collect and return data from Pluto in 2015. The design drew on heritage from previous missions developed at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and other missions such as Ulysses. The trajectory design imposed constraints on mass and structural strength to meet the high launch acceleration needed to reach the Pluto system prior to the year 2020. The spacecraft subsystems were designed to meet tight mass and power allocations, yet provide the necessary control and data handling finesse to support data collection and return when the one-way light time during the Pluto flyby is 4.5 hours. Missions to the outer solar system require a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) to supply electrical power, and a single RTG is used by New Horizons. To accommodate this constraint, the spacecraft electronics were designed to operate on less than 200 W. The spacecraft system architecture provides sufficient redundancy to provide a probability of mission success of greater than 0.85, even with a mission duration of over 10 years. The spacecraft is now on its way to Pluto, with an arrival date of 14 July 2015. Initial inflight tests have verified that the spacecraft will meet the design requirements.

  7. Near Horizon Structure of Extremal Vanishing Horizon Black Holes

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    Sadeghian, S; Vahidinia, M H; Yavartanoo, H

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the near horizon structure of Extremal Vanishing Horizon (EVH) black holes, extremal black holes with vanishing horizon area with a vanishing one-cycle on the horizon. We construct the most general near horizon EVH and near-EVH ansatz for the metric and other fields, like dilaton and gauge fields which may be present in the theory. We prove that (1) the near horizon EVH geometry for generic gravity theory in generic dimension has a three dimensional maximally symmetric subspace; (2) if the matter fields of the theory satisfy strong energy condition either this 3d part is AdS$_3$, or the solution is a direct product of a locally 3d flat space and a $d-3$ dimensional part; (3) these results extend to the near horizon geometry of near-EVH black holes, for which the AdS$_3$ part is replaced with BTZ geometry. We present some specific near horizon EVH geometries in 3, 4 and 5 dimensions for which there is a classification. We also briefly discuss implications of these generic results for generic (gauged) ...

  8. Mechanics of Rotating Isolated Horizons

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Jerzy Lewandowski

    2001-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Black hole mechanics was recently extended by replacing the more commonly used event horizons in stationary space-times with isolated horizons in more general space-times (which may admit radiation arbitrarily close to black holes). However, so far the detailed analysis has been restricted to non-rotating black holes (although it incorporated arbitrary distortion, as well as electromagnetic, Yang-Mills and dilatonic charges). We now fill this gap by first introducing the notion of isolated horizon angular momentum and then extending the first law to the rotating case.

  9. Acoustic horizons in nuclear fluids

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    Niladri Sarkar; Abhik Basu; Jayanta K. Bhattacharjee; Arnab K. Ray

    2014-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a hydrodynamic description of the spherically symmetric outward flow of nuclear matter, accommodating dispersion in it as a very weak effect. About the resulting stationary conditions in the flow, we apply an Eulerian scheme to derive a fully nonlinear equation of a time-dependent radial perturbation. In its linearized limit, with no dispersion, this equation implies the static acoustic horizon of an analogue gravity model. We, however, show that time-dependent nonlinear effects destabilize the static horizon. We also model the perturbation as a high-frequency travelling wave, and perform a {\\it WKB} analysis, in which the effect of weak dispersion is studied iteratively. We show that even arbitrarily small values of dispersion make the horizon fully opaque to any acoustic disturbance propagating against the bulk flow, with the amplitude and the energy flux of the radial perturbation undergoing a discontinuity at the horizon, and decaying exponentially just outside it.

  10. Deepwater Horizon Situation Report #5

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    none,

    2010-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    At approximately 11:00 pm EDT April 20, 2010 an explosion occurred aboard the Deepwater Horizon mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) located 52 miles Southeast of Venice, LA and 130 miles southeast of New Orleans, LA. The MODU was drilling an exploratory well and was not producing oil at the time of the incident. The Deepwater Horizon MODU sank 1,500 feet northwest of the well site. Detailed information on response and recovery operations can be found at: http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/site/2931/

  11. Generic isolated horizons in loop quantum gravity

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    Christopher Beetle; Jonathan Engle

    2010-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Isolated horizons model equilibrium states of classical black holes. A detailed quantization, starting from a classical phase space restricted to spherically symmetric horizons, exists in the literature and has since been extended to axisymmetry. This paper extends the quantum theory to horizons of arbitrary shape. Surprisingly, the Hilbert space obtained by quantizing the full phase space of \\textit{all} generic horizons with a fixed area is identical to that originally found in spherical symmetry. The entropy of a large horizon remains one quarter its area, with the Barbero-Immirzi parameter retaining its value from symmetric analyses. These results suggest a reinterpretation of the intrinsic quantum geometry of the horizon surface.

  12. 48 51(2) avril/April 2005 Canadian Medical Physics Newsletter / Le bulletin canadien physique mdical 30 Years Ago: First PET Scanner in Canada

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    Thompson, Chris

    . To many or you reading this today, PET, and better still PET/CT, is something that your department "has médical 30 Years Ago: First PET Scanner in Canada Submitted by Chris Thompson Montreal Neurological (PET) in Canada. Thirty years ago, "PET" was a domestic animal, not a medical imaging technique

  13. NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"

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    Brian Cox

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Ignition Facility, the world's largest laser system, located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, was featured in the BBC broadcast "Horizon" hosted by physicist Brian Cox. Here is the NIF portion of the program, which was entitled "Can We Make A Star On Earth?" This video is used with the express permission of the BBC.

  14. Local symmetries of non-expanding horizons

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    Rudranil Basu; Ayan Chatterjee; Amit Ghosh

    2010-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Local symmetries of a non-expanding horizon has been investigated in the 1st order formulation of gravity. When applied to a spherically symmetric isolated horizon only a U(1) subgroup of the Lorentz group survives as residual local symmetry that one can make use of in constructing an effective theory on the horizon.

  15. Spacetime Foam Model of the Schwarzschild Horizon

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    Jarmo Makela; Ari Peltola

    2004-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a spacetime foam model of the Schwarzschild horizon, where the horizon consists of Planck size black holes. According to our model the entropy of the Schwarzschild black hole is proportional to the area of its event horizon. It is possible to express geometrical arguments to the effect that the constant of proportionality is, in natural units, equal to one quarter.

  16. Deepwater Horizon Disaster Professor Satish Nagarajaiah

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    Nagarajaiah, Satish

    Systems Research @ Rice Source: MMS and BP #12;April 20, 2010 At approximately 10 pm Horizon Rig disaster;Collapse / Oil Spill Offshore and Marine Systems Research @ Rice Source: NYT/AP/flickr #12;Horizon BeforeDeepwater Horizon Disaster Professor Satish Nagarajaiah Dept. of Civil & Env. Eng. , Dept

  17. Horizons cannot save the Landscape

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    Iosif Bena; Alex Buchel; Oscar J. C. Dias

    2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Solutions with anti-D3 branes in a Klebanov-Strassler geometry with positive charge dissolved in fluxes have a certain singularity corresponding to a diverging energy density of the RR and NS-NS three-form fluxes. There are many hopes and arguments for and against this singularity, and we attempt to settle the issue by examining whether this singularity can be cloaked by a regular event horizon. This is equivalent to the existence of asymptotically Klebanov-Tseytlin or Klebanov-Strassler black holes whose charge measured at the horizon has the opposite sign to the asymptotic charge. We find that no such KT solution exists. Furthermore, for a large class of KS black holes we considered, the charge at the horizon must also have the same sign as the asymptotic charge, and is completely determined by the temperature, the number of fractional branes and the gaugino masses of the dual gauge theory. Our result suggests that antibrane singularities in backgrounds with charge in the fluxes are unphysical, which in turn raises the question as to whether antibranes can be used to uplift AdS vacua to deSitter ones. Our results also point out to a possible instability mechanism for the antibranes.

  18. Regulation, Unemployment, and Cost-Benefit Analysis

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    Posner, Eric; Masur, Jonathan S.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Eric A. Posner, Regulation, Unemployment, and Cost-effects of environmental regulations for other industries.Paper Collection.   Regulation, Unemployment, and Cost-

  19. Spacetime near isolated and dynamical trapping horizons

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    Ivan Booth

    2014-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the near-horizon spacetime for isolated and dynamical trapping horizons (equivalently marginally outer trapped tubes). The metric is expanded relative to an ingoing Gaussian null coordinate and the terms of that expansion are explicitly calculated to second order. For the spacelike case, knowledge of the intrinsic and extrinsic geometry of the (dynamical) horizon is sufficient to determine the near-horizon spacetime, while for the null case (an isolated horizon) more information is needed. In both cases spacetime is allowed to be of arbitrary dimension and the formalism accomodates both general relativity as well as more general field equations. The formalism is demonstrated for two applications. First, spacetime is considered near an isolated horizon and the construction is both checked against the Kerr-Newman solution and compared to the well-known near-horizon limit for stationary extremal black hole spacetimes. Second, spacetime is examined in the vicinity of a slowly evolving horizon and it is demonstrated that there is always an event horizon candidate in this region. The geometry and other properties of this null surface match those of the slowly evolving horizon to leading order and in this approximation the candidate evolves in a locally determined way. This generalizes known results for Vaidya as well as certain spacetimes known from studies of the fluid-gravity correspondence.

  20. Variable horizon in a peridynamic medium.

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    Silling, Stewart A.; Littlewood, David John; Seleson, Pablo

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A notion of material homogeneity is proposed for peridynamic bodies with vari- able horizon but constant bulk properties. A relation is derived that scales the force state according to the position-dependent horizon while keeping the bulk properties un- changed. Using this scaling relation, if the horizon depends on position, artifacts called ghost forces may arise in a body under homogeneous deformation. These artifacts de- pend on the second derivative of horizon and can be reduced by use of a modified equilibrium equation using a new quantity called the partial stress . Bodies with piece- wise constant horizon can be modeled without ghost forces by using a technique called a splice between the regions. As a limiting case of zero horizon, both partial stress and splice techniques can be used to achieve local-nonlocal coupling. Computational examples, including dynamic fracture in a one-dimensional model with local-nonlocal coupling, illustrate the methods.

  1. Horizon dynamics of distorted rotating black holes

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    Tony Chu; Harald P. Pfeiffer; Michael I. Cohen

    2011-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present numerical simulations of a Kerr black hole perturbed by a pulse of ingoing gravitational radiation. For strong perturbations we find up to five concentric marginally outer trapped surfaces. These trapped surfaces appear and disappear in pairs, so that the total number of such surfaces at any given time is odd. The world tubes traced out by the marginally outer trapped surfaces are found to be spacelike during the highly dynamical regime, approaching a null hypersurface at early and late times. We analyze the structure of these marginally trapped tubes in the context of the dynamical horizon formalism, computing the expansion of outgoing and incoming null geodesics, as well as evaluating the dynamical horizon flux law and the angular momentum flux law. Finally, we compute the event horizon. The event horizon is well-behaved and approaches the apparent horizon before and after the highly dynamical regime. No new generators enter the event horizon during the simulation.

  2. Apparent horizon in fluid-gravity duality

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    Booth, Ivan; Heller, Michal P.; Plewa, Grzegorz; Spalinski, Michal [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1C 5S7 (Canada); Instituut voor Theoretische Fysica, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1090 GL Amsterdam (Netherlands); Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Hoza 69, 00-681 Warsaw (Poland); Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Hoza 69, 00-681 Warsaw (Poland) and Physics Department, University of Bialystok, 15-424 Bialystok (Poland)

    2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This article develops a computational framework for determining the location of boundary-covariant apparent horizons in the geometry of conformal fluid-gravity duality in arbitrary dimensions. In particular, it is shown up to second order and conjectured to hold to all orders in the gradient expansion that there is a unique apparent horizon which is covariantly expressible in terms of fluid velocity, temperature, and boundary metric. This leads to the first explicit example of an entropy current defined by an apparent horizon and opens the possibility that in the near-equilibrium regime there is preferred foliation of apparent horizons for black holes in asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetimes.

  3. Two physical characteristics of numerical apparent horizons

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    Ivan Booth

    2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This article translates some recent results on quasilocal horizons into the language of $(3+1)$ general relativity so as to make them more useful to numerical relativists. In particular quantities are described which characterize how quickly an apparent horizon is evolving and how close it is to either equilibrium or extremality.

  4. Optical geometry across the horizon

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    Rickard Jonsson

    2007-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    In a companion paper (Jonsson and Westman, Class. Quantum Grav. 23 (2006) 61), a generalization of optical geometry, assuming a non-shearing reference congruence, is discussed. Here we illustrate that this formalism can be applied to a finite four-volume of any spherically symmetric spacetime. In particular we apply the formalism, using a non-static reference congruence, to do optical geometry across the horizon of a static black hole. While the resulting geometry in principle is time dependent, we can choose the reference congruence in such a manner that an embedding of the geometry always looks the same. Relative to the embedded geometry the reference points are then moving. We discuss the motion of photons, inertial forces and gyroscope precession in this framework.

  5. Microsoft PowerPoint - Deepwater Horizon Containment - 30 JUN...

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    Deepwater Horizon Containment - 30 JUN.ppt Microsoft PowerPoint - Deepwater Horizon Containment - 30 JUN.ppt Microsoft PowerPoint - Deepwater Horizon Containment - 30 JUN.ppt More...

  6. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Draft Programmatic and Phase III Early

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    Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Draft Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The restoration alternatives are comprised of early restoration project types Addressing Injuries Resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (Framework Agreement). Criteria

  7. A study of different horizons in inhomogeneous LTB cosmological model

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    Subenoy Chakraborty; Subhajit Saha

    2015-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This work deals with a detailed study of the dynamics of the apparent, event and particle horizons in the background of the inhomogeneous LTB spacetime. The comparative study among these horizons shows a distinct character for apparent horizon compared to the other horizons. The apparent horizon will be a trapping horizon if its acceleration is positive. The Kodama vector is also defined and its causal character is found to be similar to that in the FRW model.

  8. Increasing runoff and sediment load from the Greenland ice sheet at kangerlussuaq (Sonder Stromfjord) in a 30-year perspective, 1979-2008

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    Mernild, Sebastian Haugard [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Liston, Glen [COLORADO STATE UNIV.; Hasholt, Bent [UNIV OF COPENGAGEN; Steffen, Konrad [UNIV OF COLORADO; Van Den Broeke, Michiel [UTRECHT UNIV; Mcgrath, Daniel [UNIV OF COLORADO; Yde, Jacob [UNIV OF AARHUS

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This observation and modeling study provides insights into runoff and sediment load exiting the Watson River drainage basin, Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland during a 30 year period (1978/79-2007/08) when the climate experienced increasing temperatures and precipitation. The 30-year simulations quantify the terrestrial freshwater and sediment output from part of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) and the land between the GrIS and the ocean, in the context of global warming and increasing GrIS surface melt. We used a snow-evolution modeling system (SnowModel) to simulate the winter accumulation and summer ablation processes, including runoff and surface mass balance (SMB), of the Greenland ice sheet. Observed sediment concentrations were related to observed runoff, producing a sediment-load time series. To a large extent, the SMB fluctuations could be explained by changes in net precipitation (precipitation minus evaporation and sublimation), with 8 out of 30 years having negative SMB, mainly because of relatively low annual net precipitation. The overall trend in net precipitation and runoff increased significantly, while 5MB increased insignificantly throughout the simulation period, leading to enhanced precipitation of 0.59 km{sup 3} w.eq. (or 60%), runoff of 0.43 km{sup 3} w.eq (or 54%), and SMB of 0.16 km3 w.eq. (or 86%). Runoff rose on average from 0.80 km{sup 3} w.eq. in 1978/79 to 1.23 km{sup 3} w.eq. in 2007/08. The percentage of catchment oudet runoff explained by runoff from the GrIS decreased on average {approx} 10%, indicating that catchment runoff throughout the simulation period was influenced more by precipitation and snowmelt events, and less by runoff from the GrIS. Average variations in the increasing Kangerlussuaq runoff from 1978/79 through 2007/08 seem to follow the overall variations in satellite-derived GrIS surface melt, where 64% of the variations in simulated runoff were explained by regional melt conditions on the GrIS. Throughout the simulation period, the sediment load varied from a minimum of 0.96 x 10{sup 6} t y{sup -1} in 1991/92 to a maximum of 3.52 x 10{sup 6} t y{sup -1} in 2006/07, showing an average increase of sediment load of 9.42 x 10{sup 5} t (or 72%) throughout the period.

  9. Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for...

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    Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Green Investment Horizons: Effects...

  10. New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems...

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    New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems January 30, 2008 - 6:47pm Addthis Artist's concept...

  11. Locating Boosted Kerr and Schwarzschild Apparent Horizons

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    Mijan F. Huq; Matthew W. Choptuik; Richard A. Matzner

    2000-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a finite-difference method for locating apparent horizons and illustrate its capabilities on boosted Kerr and Schwarzschild black holes. Our model spacetime is given by the Kerr-Schild metric. We apply a Lorentz boost to this spacetime metric and then carry out a 3+1 decomposition. The result is a slicing of Kerr/Schwarzschild in which the black hole is propagated and Lorentz contracted. We show that our method can locate distorted apparent horizons efficiently and accurately.

  12. Thorotrast and in vivo thorium dioxide: numerical simulation of 30 years of alpha radiation absorption by the tissues near a large compact source

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    Bianconi, Andrea

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Background: The epidemiology of the slightly radioactive contrast agent named Thorotrast presents a very long latency period between the injection and the development of the related pathologies. It is an example of the more general problem posed by a radioactive internal contaminant whose effects are not noteworthy in the short term but become dramatic in the long period. A point that is still to be explored is fluctuations (in space and time) in the localized absorption of radiation by the tissues. Methods: A Monte Carlo simulation code has been developed to study over a 30 year period the daily absorption of alpha radiation by micrometer sized portions of tissue placed at a distance of 0-100 micrometers from a model source, that approximates a compact thorium dioxide source in liver or spleen whose size is larger or equal to 20 micrometers. The biological depletion of the daughter nuclei of the thorium series is taken into account. The initial condition assumes chemically purified natural thorium. Results: ...

  13. Revisiting Gribov's Copies Inside The Horizon

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    R. R. Landim; V. E. R. Lemes; O. S. Ventura; L. C. Q. Vilar

    2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we recover the problem of legitimate topologically trivial Gribov copies inside the Gribov horizon. We avoid the reducibility problem which hampered the standard construction of van Baal, and then we are able to build a valid example with spherical symmetry. We also apply the same technique in the presence of a background of a Polyakov instanton in a Euclidian 3D spacetime, in order to study the effect of a non trivial environment in the generation of multiple copies inside the horizon.

  14. Horizon Wind Energy | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtel Jump to:Pennsylvania: EnergyHopkinsville, Kentucky:HorizonHorizon

  15. www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    .S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative calls for an aggressive reduction in the overall systems costs by 75 year for solar with the U.S. surpassing the 10 GW milestone. While the initial cost reductionswww.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS ICTAS SEMINAR SERIES Towards Ubiquitous Cost- competitive Solar Power

  16. www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    ) but will largely ignore the false alarms about genetically modified foods ("frankenfoods"), thimerosal in vaccineswww.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS ICTAS SEMINAR SERIES Nanotechnology and Food Safety "Pigs oink, dogsYoung, is likely very prescient when it comes to the subject of nanotechnology and the food supply. Although FDA

  17. www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    ,weareseeinganincreasinginvestmentinrenew- able energies, like wind and solar. The development of new technologies leading to a clean energyKellerwasappointedtotheroleofAssociateLaboratoryDirectoratOakRidgeNationalLaboratory(ORNL), on July 1, 2009. On November 1, 2010, a new directorate was formed, Energy and Environmental Scienceswww.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS ICTAS SEMINAR SERIES From Environmental Science to Next Generation

  18. Cauchy horizon singularity without mass inflation

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    P. R. Brady; D. Nunez; S. Sinha

    1992-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A perturbed Reissner-Nordstr\\"om-de Sitter solution is used to emphasize the nature of the singularity along the Cauchy horizon of a charged spherically symmetric black hole. For these solutions, conditions may prevail under which the mass function is bounded and yet the curvature scalar $R_{\\alpha\\beta\\gamma\\delta} R^{\\alpha\\beta\\gamma\\delta}$ diverges.

  19. A Fresh Look at Weather Impact on Peak Electricity Demand and Energy Use of Buildings Using 30-Year Actual Weather Data

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    Hong, Tianzhen; Chang, Wen-Kuei; Lin, Hung-Wen

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Buildings consume more than one third of the world?s total primary energy. Weather plays a unique and significant role as it directly affects the thermal loads and thus energy performance of buildings. The traditional simulated energy performance using Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) weather data represents the building performance for a typical year, but not necessarily the average or typical long-term performance as buildings with different energy systems and designs respond differently to weather changes. Furthermore, the single-year TMY simulations do not provide a range of results that capture yearly variations due to changing weather, which is important for building energy management, and for performing risk assessments of energy efficiency investments. This paper employs large-scale building simulation (a total of 3162 runs) to study the weather impact on peak electricity demand and energy use with the 30-year (1980 to 2009) Actual Meteorological Year (AMY) weather data for three types of office buildings at two design efficiency levels, across all 17 ASHRAE climate zones. The simulated results using the AMY data are compared to those from the TMY3 data to determine and analyze the differences. Besides further demonstration, as done by other studies, that actual weather has a significant impact on both the peak electricity demand and energy use of buildings, the main findings from the current study include: 1) annual weather variation has a greater impact on the peak electricity demand than it does on energy use in buildings; 2) the simulated energy use using the TMY3 weather data is not necessarily representative of the average energy use over a long period, and the TMY3 results can be significantly higher or lower than those from the AMY data; 3) the weather impact is greater for buildings in colder climates than warmer climates; 4) the weather impact on the medium-sized office building was the greatest, followed by the large office and then the small office; and 5) simulated energy savings and peak demand reduction by energy conservation measures using the TMY3 weather data can be significantly underestimated or overestimated. It is crucial to run multi-decade simulations with AMY weather data to fully assess the impact of weather on the long-term performance of buildings, and to evaluate the energy savings potential of energy conservation measures for new and existing buildings from a life cycle perspective.

  20. Fiber-optical analogue of the event horizon: Appendices

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    Thomas G. Philbin; Chris Kuklewicz; Scott Robertson; Stephen Hill; Friedrich Konig; Ulf Leonhardt

    2007-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We explain the theory behind our fiber-optical analogue of the event horizon and present the experiment in detail.

  1. Horizons in Robinson-Trautman space-times

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    W. Natorf; J. Tafel

    2008-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The past quasi-local horizons in vacuum Robinson-Trautman spacetimes are described. The case of a null (non-expanding) horizon is discussed. It is shown that the only Robinson-Trautman space-time admitting such a horizon with sections diffeomorphic to S_2 is the Schwarzschild space-time. Weakening this condition leads to the horizons of the C-metric. Properties of the hypersurface r=2m for finite retarded time u are examined.

  2. Apparent Horizons in Vacuum Robinson-Trautman Spacetimes

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    E. W. M. Chow; A. W. -C. Lun

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Vacuum asymptotically flat Robinson-Trautman spacetimes are a well known class of spacetimes exhibiting outgoing gravitational radiation. In this paper we describe a method of locating the past apparent horizon in these spacetimes, and discuss the properties of the horizon. We show that the past apparent horizon is non-timelike, and that its surface area is a decreasing function of the retarded time. A numerical simulation of the apparent horizon is also discussed.

  3. Joint Information CenterJoint Information Center Deepwater Horizon Response

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    when they see the birds that have been impacted by the Deepwa- ter Horizon/BP oil spill. While and it is determined to be within the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Re- sponse area, a wildlife response team is notifiedJoint Information CenterJoint Information Center Deepwater Horizon Response Incident Command Post

  4. Fiber-optical analogue of the event horizon

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    Thomas G. Philbin; Chris Kuklewicz; Scott Robertson; Stephen Hill; Friedrich Konig; Ulf Leonhardt

    2008-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The physics at the event horizon resembles the behavior of waves in moving media. Horizons are formed where the local speed of the medium exceeds the wave velocity. We use ultrashort pulses in microstructured optical fibers to demonstrate the formation of an artificial event horizon in optics. We observed a classical optical effect, the blue-shifting of light at a white-hole horizon. We also show by theoretical calculations that such a system is capable of probing the quantum effects of horizons, in particular Hawking radiation.

  5. Overview of the New Horizons Science Payload

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    H. A. Weaver; W. C. Gibson; M. B. Tapley; L. A. Young; S. A. Stern

    2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The New Horizons mission was launched on 2006 January 19, and the spacecraft is heading for a flyby encounter with the Pluto system in the summer of 2015. The challenges associated with sending a spacecraft to Pluto in less than 10 years and performing an ambitious suite of scientific investigations at such large heliocentric distances (> 32 AU) are formidable and required the development of lightweight, low power, and highly sensitive instruments. This paper provides an overview of the New Horizons science payload, which is comprised of seven instruments. Alice provides spatially resolved ultraviolet spectroscopy. The Ralph instrument has two components: the Multicolor Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC), which performs panchromatic and color imaging, and the Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA), which provides near-infrared spectroscopic mapping capabilities. The Radio Experiment (REX) is a component of the New Horizons telecommunications system that provides both occultation and radiometry capabilities. The Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) provides high sensitivity, high spatial resolution optical imaging capabilities. The Solar Wind at Pluto (SWAP) instrument measures the density and speed of solar wind particles. The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) measures energetic protons and CNO ions. The Venetia Burney Student Dust Counter (VB-SDC) is used to record dust particle impacts during the cruise phases of the mission.

  6. The Event Horizon of M87

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    Avery E. Broderick; Ramesh Narayan; John Kormendy; Eric S. Perlman; Marcia J. Rieke; Sheperd S. Doeleman

    2015-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The 6 billion solar mass supermassive black hole at the center of the giant elliptical galaxy M87 powers a relativistic jet. Observations at millimeter wavelengths with the Event Horizon Telescope have localized the emission from the base of this jet to angular scales comparable to the putative black hole horizon. The jet might be powered directly by an accretion disk or by electromagnetic extraction of the rotational energy of the black hole. However, even the latter mechanism requires a confining thick accretion disk to maintain the required magnetic flux near the black hole. Therefore, regardless of the jet mechanism, the observed jet power in M87 implies a certain minimum mass accretion rate. If the central compact object in M87 were not a black hole but had a surface, this accretion would result in considerable thermal near-infrared and optical emission from the surface. Current flux limits on the nucleus of M87 strongly constrain any such surface emission. This rules out the presence of a surface and thereby provides indirect evidence for an event horizon.

  7. The Event Horizon of M87

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    Avery E. Broderick; Ramesh Narayan; John Kormendy; Eric S. Perlman; Marcia J. Rieke; Sheperd S. Doeleman

    2015-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The 6 billion solar mass supermassive black hole at the center of the giant elliptical galaxy M87 powers a relativistic jet. Observations at millimeter wavelengths with the Event Horizon Telescope have localized the emission from the base of this jet to angular scales comparable to the putative black hole horizon. The jet might be powered directly by an accretion disk or by electromagnetic extraction of the rotational energy of the black hole. However, even the latter mechanism requires a confining thick accretion disk to maintain the required magnetic flux near the black hole. Therefore, regardless of the jet mechanism, the observed jet power in M87 implies a certain minimum mass accretion rate. If the central compact object in M87 were not a black hole but had a surface, this accretion would result in considerable thermal near-infrared and optical emission from the surface. Current flux limits on the nucleus of M87 strongly constrain any such surface emission. This rules out the presence of a surface and thereby provides indirect evidence for an event horizon.

  8. Falling through the black hole horizon

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    Brustein, Ram

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the fate of a small classical object, a "stick", as it falls through the horizon of a large black hole (BH). Classically, the equivalence principle dictates that the stick is affected by small tidal forces, and Hawking's quantum-mechanical model of BH evaporation makes essentially the same prediction. If, on the other hand, the BH horizon is surrounded by a "firewall", the stick will be consumed as it falls through. We have recently extended Hawking's model by taking into account the quantum fluctuations of the geometry and the classical back-reaction of the emitted particles. Here, we calculate the strain exerted on the falling stick for our model. The strain depends on the near-horizon state of the Hawking pairs. We find that, after the Page time when the state of the pairs deviates significantly from maximal entanglement (as required by unitarity), the induced strain in our semiclassical model is still parametrically small. This is because the number of the disentangled pairs is parametrically ...

  9. Thermoelectric DC conductivities from black hole horizons

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    Aristomenis Donos; Jerome P. Gauntlett

    2014-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    An analytic expression for the DC electrical conductivity in terms of black hole horizon data was recently obtained for a class of holographic black holes exhibiting momentum dissipation. We generalise this result to obtain analogous expressions for the DC thermoelectric and thermal conductivities. We illustrate our results using some holographic Q-lattice black holes as well as for some black holes with linear massless axions, in both $D=4$ and $D=5$ bulk spacetime dimensions, which include both spatially isotropic and anisotropic examples. We show that some recently constructed ground states of holographic Q-lattices, which can be either electrically insulating or metallic, are all thermal insulators.

  10. Inflationary Axion Cosmology Beyond Our Horizon

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    David B. Kaplan; Ann E. Nelson

    2008-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In theories of axion dark matter with large axion decay constant, temperature variations in the CMB are extremely sensitive to perturbations in the initial axion field, allowing one to place a lower bound on the total amount of inflation. The most stringent bound comes from axion strings, which for axion decay constant f=10^17 GeV would currently be observable at a distance of 6 x 10^16 light-years, nearly ten million times as far away as our horizon.

  11. ARM: W-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (W-SACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

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    Widener, Kevin; Nelson, Dan; Bharadwaj, Nitin; Lindenmaier, Iosif [Andrei; Johnson, Karen

    W-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (W-SACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

  12. ARM: X-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (XSACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

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    Widener, Kevin; Nelson, Dan; Bharadwaj, Nitin; Lindenmaier, Iosif [Andrei; Johnson, Karen

    X-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (XSACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

  13. ARM: Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (KASACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scan (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

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    Bharadwaj, Nitin; Widener, Kevin

    Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (KASACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scan (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

  14. Black Hole Initial Data with a Horizon of Prescribed Geometry

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    Brian Smith

    2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this work is to construct asymptotically flat, time symmetric initial data with an apparent horizon of prescribed intrinsic geometry. To do this, we use the parabolic partial differential equation for prescribing scalar curvature. In this equation the horizon geometry is contained within the freely specifiable part of the metric. This contrasts with the conformal method in which the geometry of the horizon can only be specified up to a conformal factor.

  15. Physical process first law and caustic avoidance for Rindler horizon

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    Srijit Bhattacharjee; Sudipta Sarkar

    2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the perturbation induced by a slowly rotating massive object as it passes through a Rindler horizon. It is shown that the passage of this object can be approximately modeled as Delta\\,function type tidal distortions hitting the horizon. Further, following the analysis presented by Amsel, Marolf and Virmani related to the issue of the validity of physical process first law, we establish a condition on the size of the object so that this law holds for the Rindler horizon.

  16. Isolated Horizons: A Generalization of Black Hole Mechanics

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Stephen Fairhurst

    1998-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A set of boundary conditions defining a non-rotating isolated horizon are given in Einstein-Maxwell theory. A space-time representing a black hole which itself is in equilibrium but whose exterior contains radiation admits such a horizon . Physically motivated, (quasi-)local definitions of the mass and surface gravity of an isolated horizon are introduced. Although these definitions do not refer to infinity, the quantities assume their standard values in Reissner-Nordstrom solutions. Finally, using these definitions, the zeroth and first laws of black hole mechanics are established for isolated horizons.

  17. Gribov's horizon and the ghost dressing function

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    Boucaud, Ph; Yaouanc, A Le; Micheli, J; Pène, O; Rodríguez-Quintero, J

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a relation recently derived by K. Kondo at zero momentum between the Zwanziger's horizon function, the ghost dressing function and Kugo's functions $u$ and $w$. We agree with this result as far as bare quantities are considered. However, assuming the validity of the horizon gap equation, we argue that the solution $w(0)=0$ is not acceptable since it would lead to a vanishing renormalised ghost dressing function. On the contrary, when the cut-off goes to infinity, $u(0) \\to \\infty$, $w(0) \\to -\\infty$ such that $u(0)+w(0) \\to -1$. Furthermore $w$ and $u$ are not multiplicatively renormalisable. Relaxing the gap equation allows $w(0)=0$ with $u(0) \\to -1$. In both cases the bare ghost dressing function, $F(0,\\Lambda)$, goes logarithmically to infinity at infinite cut-off. We show that, although the lattice results provide bare results not so different from the $F(0,\\Lambda)=3$ solution, this is an accident due to the fact that the lattice cut-offs lie in the range 1-3 GeV$^{-1}$. We show that the renor...

  18. The Event Horizon of M87

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    Narayan, Ramesh; Perlman, Eric S; Rieke, Marcia J; Doeleman, Sheperd S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 6 billion solar mass supermassive black hole at the center of the giant elliptical galaxy M87 powers a relativistic jet. Observations at millimeter wavelengths with the Event Horizon Telescope have localized the emission from the base of this jet to angular scales comparable to the putative black hole horizon. The jet might be powered directly by an accretion disk or by electromagnetic extraction of the rotational energy of the black hole. However, even the latter mechanism requires a confining thick accretion disk to maintain the required magnetic flux near the black hole. Therefore, regardless of the jet mechanism, the observed jet power in M87 implies a certain minimum mass accretion rate. If the central compact object in M87 were not a black hole but had a surface, this accretion would result in considerable thermal near-infrared and optical emission from the surface. Current flux limits on the nucleus of M87 strongly constrain any such surface emission. This rules out the presence of a surface and th...

  19. Air-Shower Spectroscopy at horizons

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    D. Fargion

    2005-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Horizontal and Upward air-showers are suppressed by deep atmosphere opacity and by the Earth shadows. In such noise-free horizontal and upward directions rare Ultra High Cosmic rays and rarer neutrino induced air-showers may shine, mostly mediated by resonant PeVs interactions in air or by higher energy Tau Air-showers originated by neutrino tau skimming the Earth. At high altitude (mountains, planes, balloons) the air density is so rarefied that nearly all common air-showers might be observed at their maximal growth at a tuned altitude and directions. The arrival angle samples different distances and the corresponding most probable primary cosmic ray energy. The larger and larger distances (between observer and C.R. interaction) make wider and wider the shower area and it enlarge the probability to be observed (up to three order of magnitude more than vertical showers); the observation of a maximal electromagnetic shower development may amplify the signal by two-three order of magnitude (respect suppressed shower at sea level); the peculiar altitude-angle range may disentangle at best the primary cosmic ray energy and composition. Even from existing mountain observatory the up-going air-showers may trace, above the horizons, PeV-EeV high energy cosmic rays and, below the horizons, PeV-EeV neutrino astronomy: their early signals may be captured in already existing gamma telescopes as Magic at Canarie, while facing the Earth edges during (useless) cloudy nights.

  20. Cool horizons lead to information loss

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    Borun D. Chowdhury

    2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    There are two evidences for information loss during black hole evaporation: (i) a pure state evolves to a mixed state and (ii) the map from the initial state to final state is non-invertible. Any proposed resolution of the information paradox must address both these issues. The firewall argument focuses only on the first and this leads to order one deviations from the Unruh vacuum for maximally entangled black holes. The nature of the argument does not extend to black holes in pure states. It was shown by Avery, Puhm and the author that requiring the initial state to final state map to be invertible mandates structure at the horizon even for pure states. The proof works if black holes can be formed in generic states and in this paper we show that this is indeed the case. We also demonstrate how models proposed by Susskind, Papadodimas et al. and Maldacena et al. end up making the initial to final state map non-invertible and thus make the horizon "cool" at the cost of unitarity.

  1. Controller Synthesis for Constrained Flight Systems via Receding Horizon Optimization

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    Murray, Richard M.

    Controller Synthesis for Constrained Flight Systems via Receding Horizon Optimization Richard M stabilize flight systems us- ing receding horizon, optimal control.1,8 This pa- per advocates the use functions at the inner and outer loop levels and significantly enhances the ability of the control system

  2. Organic Aerosol Formation Downwind from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    Organic Aerosol Formation Downwind from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Nicole ONeill - ATOC 3500 and aerosol composition of air over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. · The lightest chemicals in the oil evaporated within hours, as scientists expected them to do. What they didn't expect

  3. Finite-Horizon Optimal Transmission Policies for Energy Harvesting Sensors

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    Jagannathan, Krishna

    Finite-Horizon Optimal Transmission Policies for Energy Harvesting Sensors Rahul Vaze School: krishnaj@ee.iitm.ac.in Abstract--In this paper, we derive optimal transmission poli- cies for energy harvesting sensors to maximize the utility obtained over a finite horizon. First, we consider a single energy

  4. Airships: A New Horizon for Science

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    Miller, Sarah H; Hillenbrand, Lynne; Rhodes, Jason; Baird, Gil; Blake, Geoffrey; Booth, Jeff; Carlile, David E; Duren, Riley; Edworthy, Frederick G; Freeze, Brent; Friedl, Randall R; Goldsmith, Paul F; Hall, Jeffery L; Hoffman, Scott E; Hovarter, Scott E; Jensen-Clem, Rebecca M; Jones, Ross M; Kauffmann, Jens; Kiessling, Alina; King, Oliver G; Konidaris, Nick; Lachenmeier, Timothy L; Lord, Steven D; Neu, Jessica; Quetin, Gregory R; Ram, Alan; Sander, Stanley; Simard, Marc; Smith, Mike; Smith, Steve; Smoot, Sara; Susca, Sara; Swann, Abigail; Young, Eliot F; Zambrano, Thomas

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The "Airships: A New Horizon for Science" study at the Keck Institute for Space Studies investigated the potential of a variety of airships currently operable or under development to serve as observatories and science instrumentation platforms for a range of space, atmospheric, and Earth science. The participants represent a diverse cross-section of the aerospace sector, NASA, and academia. Over the last two decades, there has been wide interest in developing a high altitude, stratospheric lighter-than-air (LTA) airship that could maneuver and remain in a desired geographic position (i.e., "station-keeping") for weeks, months or even years. Our study found considerable scientific value in both low altitude ( 60 kft) airships across a wide spectrum of space, atmospheric, and Earth science programs. Over the course of the study period, we identified stratospheric tethered aerostats as a viable alternative to airships where station-keeping was valued over maneuverability. By opening up the sky and Earth's strato...

  5. Thermodynamics of apparent horizon and modified Friedman equations

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    Ahmad Sheykhi

    2010-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Starting from the first law of thermodynamics, $dE=T_hdS_h+WdV$, at apparent horizon of a FRW universe, and assuming that the associated entropy with apparent horizon has a quantum corrected relation, $S=\\frac{A}{4G}-\\alpha \\ln \\frac{A}{4G}+\\beta \\frac{4G}{A}$, we derive modified Friedmann equations describing the dynamics of the universe with any spatial curvature. We also examine the time evolution of the total entropy including the quantum corrected entropy associated with the apparent horizon together with the matter field entropy inside the apparent horizon. Our study shows that, with the local equilibrium assumption, the generalized second law of thermodynamics is fulfilled in a region enclosed by the apparent horizon.

  6. Horizon news function and quasi-local energy-momentum flux near black hole

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    Yu-Huei Wu

    2007-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    From the 'quasi-local' definition of horizons, e.g. isolated horizon and dynamical horizon, the consequence quasi-local energy-momentum near horizons can be observed by using the idea of frame alignment. In particular, we find the horizon news function from the asymptotic expansion near horizons and use this to describe the gravitational flux and change of mass of a black hole.

  7. SunLine Expands Horizons with Fuel Cell Bus Demo. Hydrogen, Fuel...

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    Expands Horizons with Fuel Cell Bus Demo. Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies Program, Fuel Cell Bus Demonstration Projects (Fact Sheet). SunLine Expands Horizons...

  8. An evaluation of the cost/benefits of concrete biodecontamination

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    Gorschboth, F.F.; Hamilton, M.A.

    1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two candidate technologies for decontamination of extensive areas of radioactively contaminated concrete, a biological technology and electro-hydraulic scabbling, that had been rated as highly useful in an earlier study were assessed more precisely. These technologies were compared to a base technology, scarification. The evaluation method was an adaptation of the Multi-Attribute Utility Technique (MAUT), a formal quantitative approach for analyzing decisions with regard to multiple objectives. The advantages of the biodecontamination technology were confirmed by this more precise quantitative analysis.

  9. Energy conservation and cost benefits in the dairy processing industry

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    none,

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Guidance is given on measuring energy consumption in the plant and pinpointing areas where energy-conservation activities can return the most favorable economics. General energy-conservation techniques applicable to most or all segments of the dairy processing industry, including the fluid milk segment, are emphasized. These general techniques include waste heat recovery, improvements in electric motor efficiency, added insulation, refrigeration improvements, upgrading of evaporators, and increases in boiler efficiency. Specific examples are given in which these techniques are applied to dairy processing plants. The potential for energy savings by cogeneration of process steam and electricity in the dairy industry is also discussed. Process changes primarily applicable to specific milk products which have resulted in significant energy cost savings at some facilities or which promise significant contributions in the future are examined. A summary checklist of plant housekeeping measures for energy conservation and guidelines for economic evaluation of conservation alternatives are provided. (MHR)

  10. Cost-benefit analysis for commissioning decisions in GEO600

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    T. Adams; J. R. Leong; J. Slutsky; M. Was; C. Affeldt; J. Degallaix; K. L. Dooley; H. Grote; S. Hild; H. Lueck; D. M. Macleod; L. K. Nuttall; M. Prijatelj; E. Schreiber; B. Sorazu; K. A. Strain; P. J. Sutton; H. Vahlbruch; H. Witte; K. Danzmann

    2015-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Gravitational wave interferometers are complex instruments, requiring years of commissioning to achieve the required sensitivities for the detection of gravitational waves, of order 10^-21 in dimensionless detector strain, in the tens of Hz to several kHz frequency band. Investigations carried out by the GEO600 detector characterisation group have shown that detector characterisation techniques are useful when planning for commissioning work. At the time of writing, GEO600 is the only large scale laser interferometer currently in operation running with a high duty factor, 70%, limited chiefly by the time spent commissioning the detector. The number of observable gravitational wave sources scales as the product of the volume of space to which the detector is sensitive and the observation time, so the goal of commissioning is to improve the detector sensitivity with the least possible detector down time. We demonstrate a method for increasing the number of sources observable by such a detector, by assessing the severity of non-astrophysical noise contaminations to efficiently guide commissioning. This method will be particularly useful in the early stages and during the initial science runs of the aLIGO and adVirgo detectors, as they are brought up to design performance.

  11. HIGH SPEED RAIL COSTS, BENEFITS, AND FINANCING RAYMOND H. ELLIS

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Corridor PHASE 1 ­ TAMPA TO ORLANDO #12;FLORIDA TAMPA ­ ORLANDO (PHASE 1) HSR CAPITAL COST · Estimated Incremental Capital Cost Capital Cost Year of (Billions (Billions Completion Expenditure Section 2010$) 2010$) of Section Capital Cost #12;CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL PHASE 1 CAPITAL COSTS SECTION INCREMENTAL CAPITAL

  12. Stakeholders and their respective costs-benefits in IR evaluation

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    Thomas, Paul

    on investment, and productivity). Delone and McLean (1992) attempted to consolidate the work on evaluation that both benefits and costs have to be taken into account to decide on the success of an information system. In this position paper, we advocate a consumers' guide to systems that aim at supporting information seeking tasks

  13. The Thermodynamic and Cost Benefits of Floating Cooling Systems 

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    Svoboda, K. J.; Klooster, H. J.; Johnnie, D. H., Jr.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Historically, a fixed cooling concept is used in the design of evaporative heat rejection systems for process and power plants. In the fixed cooling mode, a plant is designed for maximum output at the design summer wet bulb temperature...

  14. SUMA K4020 Cost Benefit Analysis Instructor: Satyajit Bose

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    will be required and posted to the course website. These include academic articles and public filings

  15. Cost-benefit analysis conducted for nutrition education in California

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    Block Joy, Amy; Goldman, George; Pradhan, Vijay

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    colorectal cancer and osteoporosis. † Source: Lambur et al.on colorectal cancer, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, obesitycriteria simultaneously Osteoporosis Drink milk Improve food

  16. Fuel Consumption and Cost Benefits of DOE Vehicle Technologies...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    2012. Status: 50% complete. Budget FY12 390K (Vehicle System) 50K (Fuel Cell Specific runs) 75K (link with market analysis) Barriers Evaluate the...

  17. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Smart Grid Technologies Through System...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Simulations Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Spain Installed Wind Capacity Website Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Market Analysis Website:...

  18. The Thermodynamic and Cost Benefits of Floating Cooling Systems

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    Svoboda, K. J.; Klooster, H. J.; Johnnie, D. H., Jr.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Historically, a fixed cooling concept is used in the design of evaporative heat rejection systems for process and power plants. In the fixed cooling mode, a plant is designed for maximum output at the design summer wet bulb temperature...

  19. Cost benefit analysis for the implementation of smart metering...

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    Smart Grid Projects Smart Grid Projects in Europe Smart Grid Projects - Smart Meter and AMI Smart Grid Projects - Home application Smart Grid Projects - Customer Behavior...

  20. Fuel Consumption and Cost Benefits of DOE Vehicle Technologies Program |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport inEnergy0.pdfTechnologies Program (FCTP)Overviewgreen h y d r oEmissions

  1. Perturbative String Thermodynamics near Black Hole Horizons

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    Thomas G. Mertens; Henri Verschelde; Valentin I. Zakharov

    2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We provide further computations and ideas to the problem of near-Hagedorn string thermodynamics near (uncharged) black hole horizons, building upon our earlier work JHEP 1403 (2014) 086. The relevance of long strings to one-loop black hole thermodynamics is emphasized. We then provide an argument in favor of the absence of $\\alpha'$-corrections for the (quadratic) heterotic thermal scalar action in Rindler space. We also compute the large $k$ limit of the cigar orbifold partition functions (for both bosonic and type II superstrings) which allows a better comparison between the flat cones and the cigar cones. A discussion is made on the general McClain-Roth-O'Brien-Tan theorem and on the fact that different torus embeddings lead to different aspects of string thermodynamics. The black hole/string correspondence principle for the 2d black hole is discussed in terms of the thermal scalar. Finally, we present an argument to deal with arbitrary higher genus partition functions, suggesting the breakdown of string perturbation theory (in $g_s$) to compute thermodynamical quantities in black hole spacetimes.

  2. A note on electrical and thermodynamic properties of Isolated Horizon

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    Gerui Chen; Xiaoning Wu; Sijie Gao

    2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The electrical laws and Carnot cycle of Isolated Horizon (IH) are investigated in this paper. We establish the Ohm's law and Joule's law of an Isolated Horizon, and find that the conceptual picture of black holes (Membrane Paradigm) can also apply to this kind of quasi-local black holes. We also investigate the geometrical properties near a non-rotating IH, and find that under the first-order approximation of r, there exist a Killing vector and a Hamiltonian conjugate to it, so this vector is a physical observer. We calculate the energy as measured at infinity of a particle at rest outside a non-rotating IH, and use this result to construct a reversible Carnot cycle with the Isolated Horizon as a cold reservoir, which confirms the thermodynamic nature of Isolated Horizon.

  3. A note on electrical and thermodynamic properties of Isolated Horizon

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    Chen, Gerui; Gao, Sijie

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electrical laws and Carnot cycle of Isolated Horizon (IH) are investigated in this paper. We establish the Ohm's law and Joule's law of an Isolated Horizon, and find that the conceptual picture of black holes (Membrane Paradigm) can also apply to this kind of quasi-local black holes. We also investigate the geometrical properties near a non-rotating IH, and find that under the first-order approximation of r, there exist a Killing vector and a Hamiltonian conjugate to it, so this vector is a physical observer. We calculate the energy as measured at infinity of a particle at rest outside a non-rotating IH, and use this result to construct a reversible Carnot cycle with the Isolated Horizon as a cold reservoir, which confirms the thermodynamic nature of Isolated Horizon.

  4. Green functions and Euclidean fields near the bifurcate Killing horizon

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    Z. Haba

    2007-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We approximate a Euclidean version of a D+1 dimensional manifold with a bifurcate Killing horizon by a product of a two-dimensional Rindler space and a D-1 dimensional manifold M. We obtain approximate formulas for the Green functions. We study the behaviour of Green functions near the horizon and their dimensional reduction. We show that if M is compact then the massless minimally coupled quantum field contains a zero mode which is a conformal invariant free field on R^2. Then, the Green function near the horizon can be approximated by the Green function of the two-dimensional quantum field theory. The correction term is exponentially small away from the horizon. If the volume of a geodesic ball is growing to infinity with its radius then the Green function cannot be approximated by a two-dimensional one.

  5. Acoustic measurement of the Deepwater Horizon Macondo well flow rate

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    Camilli, Richard

    On May 31, 2010, a direct acoustic measurement method was used to quantify fluid leakage rate from the Deepwater Horizon Macondo well prior to removal of its broken riser. This method utilized an acoustic imaging sonar and ...

  6. Effect of time horizon on incremental cost-effectiveness ratios

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    Sondhi, Manu

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Background: Estimation of cost-effectiveness of a therapy as compared with another, in healthcare, is often based on a single perspective and a single time horizon. In this thesis, I explored methods of extrapolating the ...

  7. Predictive energy management for hybrid electric vehicles -Prediction horizon and

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Predictive energy management for hybrid electric vehicles - Prediction horizon and battery capacity of a combined hybrid electric vehicle. Keywords: Hybrid vehicles, Energy Management, Predictive control, Optimal predictive energy management realistic. This energy management strategy uses a dynamic programming algorithm

  8. Approximate Dynamic Programming for a Class of Long-Horizon ...

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    2014-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    require hours to produce good solutions even when the planning horizon is 90 ... Surveys of general IRPs for all modes of transportation are given in [1] and [9]. .... Dynamic fleet management problems are a special case in this problem class.

  9. February 2014 CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF COLLABORATION

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    Fukai, Tomoki

    institutions, today leading the world in science and technology, were born about one hundred years ago and have back its place as the foremost science and technology institution in Japan under the leadership Federal Minister for Research and Technology, in August 1983, and during his visit Japan first expressed

  10. Can an evolving Universe host a static event horizon?

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    Aharon Davidson; Shimon Rubin; Yosef Verbin

    2012-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We prove the existence of general relativistic perfect fluid black hole solutions, and demonstrate the phenomenon for the $P=w\\rho$ class of equations of state. While admitting a local time-like Killing vector on the event horizon itself, the various black hole configurations are necessarily time dependent (thereby avoiding a well known no-go theorem) away from the horizon. Consistently, Hawking's imaginary time periodicity is globally manifest on the entire spacetime manifold.

  11. Universal thermodynamics in different gravity theories: Modified entropy on the horizons

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    Saugata Mitra; Subhajit Saha; Subenoy Chakraborty

    2015-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper deals with universal thermodynamics for FRW model of the universe bounded by apparent (or event) horizon. Assuming Hawking temperature on the horizon, the unified first law is examined on the horizon for different gravity theories. The results show that equilibrium configuration is preserved with a modification to Bekenstein entropy on the horizon.

  12. Acceleration of particles near the inner black hole horizon

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    O. B. Zaslavskii

    2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the possibility of obtaining unbound energy E_{c.m.} in the centre of mass frame when two particles collide near the inner black hole horizon. We consider two different cases - when both particles move (i) in the same direction or (ii) in the opposite ones. We also discuss two different versions of the effect - whether an infinite energy can be released in the collision (strong version) or the energy E_{c.m.} is finite but can be made as large as one likes (weak version). We demonstrate that the strong version of the effect is impossible in both cases (i) and (ii). In case (i) this is due to the fact that in the situation when E_{c.m.} formally diverges on the horizon, one of particles passes through the bifurcation point where two horizons meet while the second particle does not, so collision does not occur. In case (ii), both particles hit different branches of the horizon. The weak version is possible in both cases, provided at least one of particles starts its motion inside the horizon along the direction of spatial symmetry from infinity.

  13. Nearly extremal apparent horizons in simulations of merging black holes

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    Geoffrey Lovelace; Mark A. Scheel; Robert Owen; Matthew Giesler; Reza Katebi; Bela Szilagyi; Tony Chu; Nicholas Demos; Daniel A. Hemberger; Lawrence E. Kidder; Harald P. Pfeiffer; Nousha Afshari

    2015-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The spin angular momentum $S$ of an isolated Kerr black hole is bounded by the surface area $A$ of its apparent horizon: $8\\pi S \\le A$, with equality for extremal black holes. In this paper, we explore the extremality of individual and common apparent horizons for merging, rapidly spinning binary black holes. We consider simulations of merging black holes with equal masses $M$ and initial spin angular momenta aligned with the orbital angular momentum, including new simulations with spin magnitudes up to $S/M^2 = 0.994$. We measure the area and (using approximate Killing vectors) the spin on the individual and common apparent horizons, finding that the inequality $8\\pi S A$ and for which our lower bound on their Booth-Fairhurst extremality exceeds unity. These superextremal surfaces are always surrounded by marginally outer trapped surfaces (i.e., by apparent horizons) with $8\\pi Shorizon is always less than unity but can exceed the value for an extremal Kerr black hole. (Abstract abbreviated.)

  14. Directly observing entropy accumulate on the horizon and holography

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    Ariel Edery; Hugues Beauchesne

    2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent numerical simulations of gravitational collapse show that there exists a special foliation of the spacetime where matter and entropy accumulate directly on the inside of the horizon surface. In this foliation, the time coincides with the proper time of the asymptotic static observer (ASO) and for spherical symmetry, this corresponds to isotropic coordinates. In this gauge, the three-volume in the interior shrinks to zero and only the horizon area remains at the end of collapse. In a different foliation, matter and entropy accumulate in the volume. The entropy is however independent of the foliation. Black hole holography is therefore a mapping from an arbitrary foliation, where information resides in the volume, to the special ASO frame, where it resides directly on the horizon surface.

  15. Thermodynamics of Black Hole Horizons and Kerr/CFT Correspondence

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    Bin Chen; Shen-xiu Liu; Jia-ju Zhang

    2012-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we investigate the thermodynamics of the inner horizon and its implication on the holographic description of the black hole. We focus on the black holes with two physical horizons. Under reasonable assumption, we prove that the first law of thermodynamics of the outer horizon always indicates that of the inner horizon. As a result, the fact that the area product being mass-independent is equivalent to the relation $T_+S_+=T_-S_-$, with $T_\\pm$ and $S_\\pm$ being the Hawking temperatures and the entropies of the outer and inner horizon respectively. We find that the mass-independence of area product breaks down in general Myers-Perry black holes with spacetime dimension $d\\geq6$ and Kerr-AdS black holes with $d\\geq4$. Moreover we discuss the implication of the first laws of the outer and inner horizons on the thermodynamics of the right- and left-moving sectors of dual CFT in Kerr/CFT correspondence. We show that once the relation $T_+S_+=T_-S_-$ is satisfied, the central charges of two sectors must be same. Furthermore from the thermodynamics relations, we read the dimensionless temperatures of microscopic CFT, which are in exact agreement with the ones obtained from hidden conformal symmetry in the low frequency scattering off the black holes, and then determine the central charges. This method works well in well-known cases in Kerr/CFT correspondence, and reproduce successfully the holographic pictures for 4D Kerr-Newman and 5D Kerr black holes. We go on to predict the central charges and temperatures of a possible holographic CFT description dual to 5D doubly rotating black ring.

  16. Spectral properties of acoustic black hole radiation: Broadening the horizon

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    Finazzi, Stefano; Parentani, Renaud [SISSA, via Bonomea 265, Trieste 34151 (Italy) and INFN sezione di Trieste, Via Valerio 2, Trieste 34127 (Italy); Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, CNRS UMR 8627, Batiment 210, Universite Paris-Sud 11, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France)

    2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The sensitivity of the black hole spectrum when introducing short distance dispersion is studied in the context of atomic Bose condensates. By considering flows characterized by several length scales, we show that, while the spectrum remains remarkably Planckian, the temperature is no longer fixed by the surface gravity. Rather it is determined by the average of the flow gradient across the horizon over an interval fixed by the healing length and the surface gravity, as if the horizon were broadened. This remains valid as long as the flow does not induce nonadiabatic effects that produce oscillations or some parametric amplification of the flux.

  17. Thermodynamics on the apparent horizon in generalized gravity theories

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    Shao-Feng Wu; Bin Wang; Guo-Hong Yang

    2008-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a general procedure to construct the first law of thermodynamics on the apparent horizon and illustrate its validity by examining it in some extended gravity theories. Applying this procedure, we can describe the thermodynamics on the apparent horizon in Randall-Sundrum braneworld imbedded in a nontrivial bulk. We discuss the mass-like function which was used to link Friedmann equation to the first law of thermodynamics and obtain its special case which gives the generalized Misner-Sharp mass in Lovelock gravity.

  18. Horizons and Tunneling in the Euclidean False Vacuum

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    Kate Marvel; Neil Turok

    2007-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    In the thin-wall approximation, the decay of a gravitating false vacuum to a lower-energy state is affected by the cosmological horizon structure in both spaces. The nucleation radius of a bubble of true vacuum depends on the surface tension of its boundary and equals the false vacuum cosmological horizon at a critical tension. We argue that there is no tunneling instanton solution beyond the critical tension and argue that there is therefore a bound on allowed membrane tension in theories which rely on semiclassical tunneling to relax the cosmological constant.

  19. Dynamics of the Cosmological Apparent Horizon: Surface Gravity & Temperature

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    Alexis Helou

    2015-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    In the context of thermodynamics applied to our cosmological apparent horizon, we explicit in greater details our previous work which established the Friedmann Equations from projection of Hayward's Unified First Law. In particular, we show that the dynamical Hayward-Kodama surface gravity is perfectly well-defined and is suitable for this derivation. We then relate this surface gravity to a physical notion of temperature, and show this has constant, positive sign for any kind of past-inner trapping horizons. Hopefully this will clarify the choice of temperature in a dynamical Friedmann-Lema\\^itre-Roberston-Walker spacetime.

  20. Interlaboratory Analytical Comparison Study to Support Deepwater Horizon

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    Resource Damage Assessment: Description and Results for Marine Sediment QA10SED01 Michele M. Schantz resource damage assessment (NRDA) in response to the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill in the Gulf are conducting a natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) to determine what resources have been injured and what

  1. Interlaboratory Analytical Comparison Study to Support Deepwater Horizon

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    Resource Damage Assessment: Description and Results for Mussel Tissue QA10TIS01 Michele M. Schantz and John resource damage assessment (NRDA) in response to the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill in the Gulf and state agencies are conducting a natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) to determine what resources

  2. Shear Waves, Sound Waves On A Shimmering Horizon

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    Omid Saremi

    2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    In the context of the so called ``membrane paradigm'' of black holes/branes, it has been known for sometime that the dynamics of small fluctuations on the stretched horizon can be viewed as corresponding to diffusion of a conserved charge in simple fluids. To study shear waves in this context properly, one must define a conserved stress tensor living on the stretched horizon. Then one is required to show that such a stress tensor satisfies the corresponding constitutive relations. These steps are missing in a previous treatment of the shear perturbations by Kovtun, Starinets and Son. In this note, we fill the gap by prescribing the stress tensor on the stretched horizon to be the Brown and York (or Balasubramanian-Kraus (BK) in the AdS/CFT context) holographic stress tensor. We are then able to show that such a conserved stress tensor satisfies the required constitutive relation on the stretched horizon using Einstein equations. We read off the shear viscosity from the constitutive relations in two different channels, shear and sound. We find an expression for the shear viscosity in both channels which are equal, as expected. Our expression is in agreement with a previous membrane paradigm formula reported by Kovtun, Starinets and Son.

  3. Time Horizons of Environmental vs. Non-Environmental Costs

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    Tovey, Craig A.

    1 1 #12;Time Horizons of Environmental vs. Non-Environmental Costs: Evidence from U.S. Tort Fellowship #12;Abstract One explanation for a positive correlation between environmental and financial differences between environmental and other investment opportunities. One of these systematic differences

  4. Adaptive Receding Horizon Control of a Distributed Collector Solar Field

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    for a distributed collector solar field which ex- plicitly explores its distributed parameter character. The plant, distributed collector solar fields are repre- sentative of an important class of distributed parameter plantsAdaptive Receding Horizon Control of a Distributed Collector Solar Field J.M. Igreja, J. M. Lemos

  5. SC-RISE LECTURE SERIES BRIGHT HORIZONS IN SOLAR ENERGY

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    SC-RISE LECTURE SERIES BRIGHT HORIZONS IN SOLAR ENERGY Sustainable Energy Opportunities, Options are being developed including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, ocean thermal energy conversion, solar electric, solar thermal, and wind. However, such aspects as low energy density, siting, and temporal

  6. Soil Horizons Some Noteworthy Soil Science in Wisconsin

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    Mladenoff, David

    Soil Horizons Some Noteworthy Soil Science in Wisconsin Alfred E. Hartemink The impact and benefits of soil science have only partly been documented. Here I highlight four noteworthy soil science achievements from the state of Wisconsin that took place between 1870 and the early 1980s: (i) the first soil

  7. Deepwater Horizon Study Group 3 Environmental Report January 2011

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    Silver, Whendee

    to 53,000 barrels a day as the reservoir gradually depleted itself. 4.9 million barrels (205.8 million The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. The Flow Rate Technical Group estimates the leak initially produced 62,000 barrels of oil a day and eased

  8. Seismic Volume Visualization for Horizon Extraction Daniel Patel

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    present a novel system for rapidly interpret- ing and visualizing seismic volumetric data. First we to seismic data interpretation. Keywords: Seismic interpretation, Seismic horizons, Volume ren- dering hydrocarbons are trapped. In this paper we present a system for rapid interpretation of seismic reflection

  9. Spherical collapse with heat flow and without horizon

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    A. Banerjee; S. Chatterjee; N. Dadhich

    2002-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a class of solutions for a heat conducting fluid sphere, which radiates energy during collapse without the appearance of horizon at the boundary at any stage of the collapse. A simple model shows that there is no accumulation of energy due to collapse since it radiates out at the same rate as it is being generated.

  10. Evolution of the horizons for dark energy universe

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    Ritabrata Biswas; Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

    2011-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent observational evidences of accelerating phase of the universe strongly demand that the dominating matter in the universe is in the form of dark energy. In this work, we study the evolution of the apparent and event horizons for various dark energy models and examine their behavior across phantom barrier line.

  11. Causal temperature profiles in horizon-free collapse

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    N F Naidu; M Govender

    2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the causal temperature profiles in a recent model of a radiating star undergoing dissipative gravitational collapse without the formation of an horizon. It is shown that this simple exact model provides a physically reasonable behaviour for the temperature profile within the framework of extended irreversible thermodynamics.

  12. Horizon Dynamics of Evaporating Black Holes in a Higher Dimensional Inflationary Universe

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    Manasse Mbonye

    1999-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Spherically symmetric Black Holes of the Vaidya type are examined in an asymptotically de Sitter, higher dimensional spacetime. The various horizons are located. The structure and dynamics of such horizons are studied.

  13. Microbial gene functions enriched in the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea oil plume

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    Lu, Z.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the deepest andof Gulf of Mexico from other historic offshore oil spillsDeepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was one of

  14. Is thermodynamics of the universe bounded by the event horizon a Bekenstein system?

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    Subenoy Chakraborty

    2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    In this brief communication, we have studied the validity of the first law of thermodynamics for the universe bounded by event horizon with two examples. The key point is the appropriate choice of the temperature on the event horizon. Finally, we have concluded that universe bounded by the event horizon may be a Bekenstein system and the Einstein's equations and the first law of thermodynamics on the event horizons are equivalent.

  15. LE BULLETIN DE L'EPI N 43 LOGICIELS DIDACT, HORIZON, ROSEAU PROPOS DES LOGICIELS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    141 LE BULLETIN DE L'EPI N° 43 LOGICIELS DIDACT, HORIZON, ROSEAU � PROPOS DES LOGICIELS DIDACT supprimer sur une disquette en unité FL0 les fichiers utilisateurs créés par Didact, Horizon ou Roseau CP BULLETIN DE L'EPI LOGICIELS DIDACT, HORIZON, ROSEAU d) le travail se fait. Noter que pour une deuxième

  16. Deepwater Horizon Study Finds Crude Oil Harmful to Bluefin, Yellowfin Tuna

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    Grosell, Martin

    , as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. Image: Gerald Herbert Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused malformations in developing hearts of yellowfin and bluefin tuna the Deepwater Horizon spill. An Atlantic bluefin tuna. Image: Wikimedia Commons #12;They found a variety

  17. Atmospheric emissions from the Deepwater Horizon spill constrain airwater partitioning, hydrocarbon fate, and leak rate

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    Atmospheric emissions from the Deepwater Horizon spill constrain airwater partitioning, hydrocarbon amounts (258,000 kg/day) of hydrocarbons evaporating promptly from the Deepwater Horizon spill; these data. Citation: Ryerson, T. B., et al. (2011), Atmo- spheric emissions from the Deepwater Horizon spill constrain

  18. Connecting horizon pixels and interior voxels of a black hole

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    Piero Nicolini; Douglas Singleton

    2014-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we discuss to what extent one can infer details of the interior structure of a black hole based on its horizon. Recalling that black hole thermal properties are connected to the non-classical nature of gravity, we circumvent the restrictions of the no hair theorem by postulating that the black hole interior is singularity free due to violations of the usual energy conditions. Further these conditions allow one to establish a one-to-one, holographic projection between Planckian areal "bits" on the horizon and "voxels", representing the gravitational degrees of freedom in the black hole interior. We illustrate the repercussions of this idea by discussing an example of the black hole interior consisting of a de Sitter core postulated to arise from the local graviton quantum vacuum energy. It is shown that the black hole entropy can emerge as the statistical entropy of a gas of voxels.

  19. Horizon effects with surface waves on moving water

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    Germain Rousseaux; Philippe Maissa; Christian Mathis; Pierre Coullet; Thomas G. Philbin; Ulf Leonhardt

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Surface waves on a stationary flow of water are considered, in a linear model that includes the surface tension of the fluid. The resulting gravity-capillary waves experience a rich array of horizon effects when propagating against the flow. In some cases three horizons (points where the group velocity of the wave reverses) exist for waves with a single laboratory frequency. Some of these effects are familiar in fluid mechanics under the name of wave blocking, but other aspects, in particular waves with negative co-moving frequency and the Hawking effect, were overlooked until surface waves were investigated as examples of analogue gravity [Sch\\"utzhold R and Unruh W G 2002 Phys. Rev. D 66 044019]. A comprehensive presentation of the various horizon effects for gravity-capillary waves is given, with emphasis on the deep water/short wavelength case kh>>1 where many analytical results can be derived. A similarity of the state space of the waves to that of a thermodynamic system is pointed out.

  20. A quantum peek inside the black hole event horizon

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    Sumanta Chakraborty; Suprit Singh; T. Padmanabhan

    2015-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We solve the Klein-Gordon equation for a scalar field, in the background geometry of a dust cloud collapsing to form a black hole, everywhere in the (1+1) spacetime: that is, both inside and outside the event horizon and arbitrarily close to the curvature singularity. This allows us to determine the regularized stress tensor expectation value, everywhere in the appropriate quantum state (viz., the Unruh vacuum) of the field. We use this to study the behaviour of energy density and the flux measured in local inertial frames for the radially freely falling observer at any given event. Outside the black hole, energy density and flux lead to the standard results expected from the Hawking radiation emanating from the black hole, as the collapse proceeds. Inside the collapsing dust ball, the energy densities of both matter and scalar field diverge near the singularity in both (1+1) and (1+3) spacetime dimensions; but the energy density of the field dominates over that of classical matter. In the (1+3) dimensions, the total energy (of both scalar field and classical matter) inside a small spatial volume around the singularity is finite (and goes to zero as the size of the region goes to zero) but the total energy of the quantum field still dominates over that of the classical matter. Inside the event horizon, but \\textit{outside} the collapsing matter, freely falling observers find that the energy density and the flux diverge close to the singularity. In this region, even the integrated energy inside a small spatial volume enclosing the singularity diverges. This result holds in both (1+1) and (1+3) spacetime dimensions with a \\emph{milder} divergence for the total energy inside a small region in (1+3) dimensions. These results suggest that the back-reaction effects are significant even in the region \\emph{outside the matter but inside the event horizon}, close to the singularity.

  1. Complete single-horizon quantum corrected black hole spacetime

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    Peltola, Ari; Kunstatter, Gabor [Department of Physics and Winnipeg Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9 (Canada)

    2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that a semiclassical polymerization of the interior of Schwarzschild black holes gives rise to a tantalizing candidate for a nonsingular, single-horizon black hole spacetime. The exterior has nonzero quantum stress energy but closely approximates the classical spacetime for macroscopic black holes. The interior exhibits a bounce at a microscopic scale and then expands indefinitely to a Kantowski-Sachs spacetime. Polymerization therefore removes the singularity and produces a scenario reminiscent of past proposals for universe creation via quantum effects inside a black hole.

  2. DOE's Portal to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Data

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    On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. The explosion and fire killed and injured workers on the oil rig, and caused major releases of oil and gas into the Gulf for several months. The Department of Energy, in keeping with the Obama Administrations ongoing commitment to transparency, provided online access to data and information related to the response to the BP oil spill. Included are schematics, pressure tests, diagnostic results, video clips, and other data. There are also links to the Restore the Gulf website, to the trajectory forecasts from NOAA, and oil spill information from the Environmental Protection Agency.

  3. Horizon City, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtel Jump to:Pennsylvania: EnergyHopkinsville, Kentucky:Horizon City,

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  6. Black hole initial data with a horizon of prescribed intrinsic and extrinsic geometry

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    Brian Smith

    2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this work is to construct asymptotically flat, time symmetric initial data with an apparent horizon of prescribed intrinsic and extrinsic geometry. To do this, we use the parabolic partial differential equation for prescribing scalar curvature. In this equation the horizon geometry is contained within the freely specifiable part of the metric. This contrasts with the conformal method in which the geometry of the horizon can only be specified up to a conformal factor.

  7. Implementing an apparent-horizon finder in three dimensions

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    Thomas W. Baumgarte; Gregory B. Cook; Mark A. Scheel; Stuart L. Shapiro; Saul A. Teukolsky

    1996-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Locating apparent horizons is not only important for a complete understanding of numerically generated spacetimes, but it may also be a crucial component of the technique for evolving black-hole spacetimes accurately. A scheme proposed by Libson et al., based on expanding the location of the apparent horizon in terms of symmetric trace-free tensors, seems very promising for use with three-dimensional numerical data sets. In this paper, we generalize this scheme and perform a number of code tests to fully calibrate its behavior in black-hole spacetimes similar to those we expect to encounter in solving the binary black-hole coalescence problem. An important aspect of the generalization is that we can compute the symmetric trace-free tensor expansion to any order. This enables us to determine how far we must carry the expansion to achieve results of a desired accuracy. To accomplish this generalization, we describe a new and very convenient set of recurrence relations which apply to symmetric trace-free tensors.

  8. Offset-free Receding Horizon Control of Constrained Linear Systems subject to

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    Cambridge, University of

    Offset-free Receding Horizon Control of Constrained Linear Systems subject to Time/F-INFENG/TR.468 November 4, 2003 #12;Offset-free Receding Horizon Control of Constrained Linear Systems subject and offset-free control of con- strained, linear time-invariant systems in the presence of time

  9. Did the northeastern Gulf of Mexico become greener after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    #12;Did the northeastern Gulf of Mexico become greener after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; published 3 May 2011. [1] Assessment of direct and indirect impacts of oil and dispersants on the marine ecosystem in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico (NEGOM) from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (April ­ July 2010

  10. Pressure Solution: Possible Mechanism for Silicate Grain Dissolution in a Petrocalcic Horizon

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    Pressure Solution: Possible Mechanism for Silicate Grain Dissolution in a Petrocalcic Horizon H in southern New Mexico, up to 58% of the silicate grains have dissolution fea- tures, such as embayed-solution mechanism in the petrocaIcic horizon: (i) silicate grains are smooth where they contact pores, but serrated

  11. Managerial Incentive Horizons and the Quality of Firms' Information Environments Jianxin (Daniel) Chi

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    in the short-term speculative component of the stock price. Current shareholders benefit from the option` information environments. When a firm`s managerial incentive horizon is short, it is more likely to report are consistent with the hypothesis that short incentive horizons induce managers to adopt strategies that reduce

  12. Genomic and physiological footprint of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on resident marsh fishes

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    Whitehead, Andrew

    ­9, 2010), during the peak of oil landfall (June 28­30, 2010), and after much of the surface oilGenomic and physiological footprint of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on resident marsh fishes June 13, 2011) The biological consequences of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are unknown, especially

  13. Deepwater Horizon oil left tuna, other species with heart defects likely to prove fatal

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    Grosell, Martin

    shows that the 2010 BP oil spill spawned deformities in bluefin tuna thereby impeding their ability Horizon oil spill struck at the very heart of fish, a new study says. Exposed to millions of gallons anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Oil from Deepwater Horizon spill

  14. Office of Response and Restoration Emergency Response Division Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill

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    Office of Response and Restoration · Emergency Response Division Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill result if oil spilling from the Deepwater Horizon site continues until a relief well successfully stops based on a scenario that assumes a significant continuing spill. Some of these impacts may be weeks

  15. Chemical fingerprinting of petroleum biomarkers in Deepwater Horizon oil spill samples collected from Alabama shoreline

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    Clement, Prabhakar

    Chemical fingerprinting of petroleum biomarkers in Deepwater Horizon oil spill samples collected of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: BP oil spill Deepwater Horizon oil spill Hopane analysis Fingerprinting Tar balls a b s t r a c t We compare

  16. Statistics of black hole radiance and the horizon area spectrum

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    Bekenstein, Jacob D

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The statistical response of a Kerr black hole to incoming quantum radiation has heretofore been studied by the methods of maximum entropy or quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Neither approach pretends to take into account the quantum structure of the black hole itself. To address this last issue we calculate here the conditional probability distribution associated with the hole's response by assuming that the horizon area has a discrete quantum spectrum, and that its quantum evolution corresponds to jumps between adjacent area eigenvalues, possibly occurring in series, with consequent emission or absorption of quanta, possibly in the same mode. This "atomic" model of the black hole is implemented in two different ways and recovers the previously calculated radiation statistics in both cases. The corresponding conditional probably distribution is here expressed in closed form in terms of an hypergeometric function.

  17. Lithophysal Rock Mass Mechanical Properties of the Repository Host Horizon

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    D. Rigby

    2004-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this calculation is to develop estimates of key mechanical properties for the lithophysal rock masses of the Topopah Spring Tuff (Tpt) within the repository host horizon, including their uncertainties and spatial variability. The mechanical properties to be characterized include an elastic parameter, Young's modulus, and a strength parameter, uniaxial compressive strength. Since lithophysal porosity is used as a surrogate property to develop the distributions of the mechanical properties, an estimate of the distribution of lithophysal porosity is also developed. The resulting characterizations of rock parameters are important for supporting the subsurface design, developing the preclosure safety analysis, and assessing the postclosure performance of the repository (e.g., drift degradation and modeling of rockfall impacts on engineered barrier system components).

  18. Thermodynamics of Evolving Lorentzian Wormhole at Apparent and Event Horizons

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    Ujjal Debnath; Mubasher Jamil; R. Myrzakulov; M. Akbar

    2012-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We have investigated the non-static Lorentzian Wormhole model in presence of anisotropic pressure. We have presented some exact solutions of Einstein equations for anisotropic pressure case. Introducing two EoS parameters we have shown that these solutions give very rich dynamics of the universe yielding to the different expansion history of it in the $r$ - direction and in the $T$ - direction. The corresponding explicit forms of the shape function $b(r)$ is presented.We have shown that the Einstein's field equations and unified first law are equivalent for the dynamical wormhole model. The first law of thermodynamics has been derived by using the Unified first law. The physical quantities including surface gravity and the temperature are derived for the wormhole. Here we have obtained all the results without any choice of the shape function. The validity of generalized second law (GSL) of thermodynamics has been examined at apparent and event horizons for the evolving Lorentzian wormhole.

  19. Submesoscale dispersion in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon spill

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    Poje, Andrew C; Lipphardt,, Bruce; Haus, Brian K; Ryan, Edward H; Haza, Angelique C; Reniers, A J H M; Olascoaga, Josefina; Novelli, Guillaume; Beron-Vera, Francisco J; Chen, Shuyi; Mariano, Arthur J; Jacobs, Gregg; Hogan, Pat; Coelho, Emanuel; Kirwan,, A D; Huntley, Helga; Griffa, Annalisa

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reliable forecasts for the dispersion of oceanic contamination are important for coastal ecosystems, society and the economy as evidenced by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and the Fukushima nuclear plant incident in the Pacific Ocean in 2011. Accurate prediction of pollutant pathways and concentrations at the ocean surface requires understanding ocean dynamics over a broad range of spatial scales. Fundamental questions concerning the structure of the velocity field at the submesoscales (100 meters to tens of kilometers, hours to days) remain unresolved due to a lack of synoptic measurements at these scales. \\textcolor{black} {Using high-frequency position data provided by the near-simultaneous release of hundreds of accurately tracked surface drifters, we study the structure of submesoscale surface velocity fluctuations in the Northern Gulf Mexico. Observed two-point statistics confirm the validity of classic turbulence scaling laws at 200m$-$50km scales and clearly indicate tha...

  20. Review of “Deepwater Horizon Release Estimate of Rate by PIV”

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    Onishi, Yasuo

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Plume Calculation Team (PCT) conducted high quality work within a very short period of time, in spite of needing to use less than ideal quality videos provided by British Petroleum (BP), especially those made before the cutoff of the riser above the Blow Out Preventer (BOP) on June 3, 2010. There are at least two valid approaches for estimating the oil discharge coming out from the Deepwater Horizon broken pipeline and its riser, using BP videotapes. One method is to estimate the exit velocity directly with the use of the Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). The second method is to use a buoyant plume analysis to determine the exit velocity. The PCT used both of these methods.

  1. The Deepwater Horizon Disaster: What Happened and Why

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    Horne, Roland N. (Stanford University) [Stanford University

    2011-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Deepwater Horizon disaster was the largest oil spill in US history, and the second largest spill in the world. 11 men lost their lives in the explosion and fire. Although the impacts of the spill were evident to large numbers of people, its causes were harder to see. This lecture will focus on the technical aspects of the events that led to the spill itself: what happened on the rig before, during and after the event, up to the time the rig sank. As with many engineering disasters, the accident was due to a sequence of failures, including both technical systems and procedural issues. Although the causes were complex and interacting, the lecture will focus on four main problems: (1) the failure of the cement and casing seal, (2) the failure to recognize and respond to hydrocarbon flow into the riser, (3) the ignition of hydrocarbons on the rig, and (4) the failure of the blow-out preventer (BOP) to seal the well. The lecture will conclude with some suggestions as to how events such as the Deepwater Horizon disaster can be avoided in the future. (Roland N. Horne is the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, and was the Chairman of Petroleum Engineering from 1995 to 2006. He holds BE, PhD and DSc degrees from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, all in Engineering Science. Horne is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and is also an Honorary Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.)

  2. Dual-Sampling-Rate Moving Horizon Control of a Class of Linear Systems with Input Saturation and

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    Dual-Sampling-Rate Moving Horizon Control of a Class of Linear Systems with Input Saturation horizon control scheme for a class of linear, continuous-time plants with strict input saturation horizon control, robust, fast sampling, stability, linear sys- tems, input constraints 1 Introduction

  3. hal-00144535,version1-3May2007 Cosmological energy in a thermo-horizon and the

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    the first law and the definition of the total energy contained inside the horizon. This contradiction, 8] and the definition of the energy contained inside the horizon, independently of the choice from the first law and the definition of the energy inside the horizon. We then show

  4. New Horizons for Hydrogen: Producing Hydrogen from Renewable Resources

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    Not Available

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent events have reminded us of the critical need to transition from crude oil, coal, and natural gas toward sustainable and domestic sources of energy. One reason is we need to strengthen our economy. In 2008 we saw the price of oil reach a record $93 per barrel. With higher oil prices, growing demand for gasoline, and increasing oil imports, an average of $235 billion per year, has left the United States economy to pay for foreign oil since 2005, or $1.2 trillion between 2005 and 2009. From a consumer perspective, this trend is seen with an average gasoline price of $2.50 per gallon since 2005, compared to an average of $1.60 between 1990 and 2004 (after adjusting for inflation). In addition to economic impacts, continued reliance on fossil fuels increases greenhouse gas emissions that may cause climate change, health impacts from air pollution, and the risk of disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Energy efficiency in the form of more efficient vehicles and buildings can help to reduce some of these impacts. However, over the long term we must shift from fossil resources to sustainable and renewable energy sources.

  5. Dynamic Vehicle Routing for Translating Demands: Stability Analysis and Receding-Horizon Policies

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    Bopardikar, Shaunak D.

    We introduce a problem in which demands arrive stochastically on a line segment, and upon arrival, move with a fixed velocity perpendicular to the segment. We design a receding horizon service policy for a vehicle with ...

  6. Vacuum non-expanding horizons and shear-free null geodesic congruences

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    T. M. Adamo; E. T. Newman

    2009-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the geometry of a particular class of null surfaces in space-time called vacuum Non-Expanding Horizons (NEHs). Using the spin-coefficient equation, we provide a complete description of the horizon geometry, as well as fixing a canonical choice of null tetrad and coordinates on a NEH. By looking for particular classes of null geodesic congruences which live exterior to NEHs but have the special property that their shear vanishes at the intersection with the horizon, a good cut formalism for NEHs is developed which closely mirrors asymptotic theory. In particular, we show that such null geodesic congruences are generated by arbitrary choice of a complex world-line in a complex four dimensional space, each such choice induces a CR structure on the horizon, and a particular world-line (and hence CR structure) may be chosen by transforming to a privileged tetrad frame.

  7. Expanding Research Horizons: USDA Forest Service Initiative for Developing Recycled Paper Technology

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    Abubakr, Said

    Forest Service research on recycling is being led by scientists at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPLExpanding Research Horizons: USDA Forest Service Initiative for Developing Recycled Paper Technology Theodore L. Laufenberg, Program Manager Forest Products Conservation and Recycling Said Abubakr

  8. Horizon Mechanics and Asymptotic Symmetries with a Immirzi-like Parameter in 2+1 Dimensions

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    Rudranil Basu; Ayan Chatterjee

    2011-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Starting with a generalized theory of 2+1 gravity containing an Immirzi like parameter, we derive the modified laws of black hole mechanics using the formalism of weak isolated horizons. Definitions of horizon mass and angular momentum emerge naturally in this framework. We further go on to analyze the asymptotic symmetries, as first discussed by Brown and Henneaux, and analyze their implications in a completely covariant phase space framework.

  9. Tunneling into black hole, escape from black hole, reflection from horizon and pair creation

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    V. V. Flambaum

    2004-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Within classical general relativity, a particle cannot reach the horizon of a black hole during a finite time, in the reference frame of an external observer; a particle inside cannot escape from a black hole; and the horizon does not produce any reflection. We argue that these processes may possibly be allowed in the quantum world. It is known that quantum mechanics allows pair creation at the horizon (one particle inside, another particle outside) and Hawking radiation. One can extend this idea to propose other processes. Tunneling of an external particle inside black hole may be produced by the creation of a pair at the horizon, followed by the annihilation of one created particle with the initial particle outside, with the other created particle appearing inside. Escape of a particle from a black hole may result from the creation of a pair, followed by the annihilation of one created particle with the particle inside, with the other created particle appearing outside. The escape may allow the transfer of information to the outside.Finally, the reflection of an external particle from the horizon may be modelled by a combination of the two processes presented above. The relationship between these "pair creation-annihilation'' mechanisms and the "horizon tunneling" calculations [1-5] is discussed.

  10. Thermal Conductivity of the Potential Repository Horizon Model Report

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    J. Ramsey

    2002-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to assess the spatial variability and uncertainty of thermal conductivity in the host horizon for the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain. More specifically, the lithostratigraphic units studied are located within the Topopah Spring Tuff (Tpt) and consist of the upper lithophysal zone (Tptpul), the middle nonlithophysal zone (Tptpmn), the lower lithophysal zone (Tptpll), and the lower nonlithophysal zone (Tptpln). The Tptpul is the layer directly above the repository host layers, which consist of the Tptpmn, Tptpll, and the Tptpln. Current design plans indicate that the largest portion of the repository will be excavated in the Tptpll (Board et al. 2002 [157756]). The main distinguishing characteristic among the lithophysal and nonlithophysal units is the percentage of large scale (cm-m) voids within the rock. The Tptpul and Tptpll, as their names suggest, have a higher percentage of lithophysae than the Tptpmn and the Tptpln. Understanding the influence of the lithophysae is of great importance to understanding bulk thermal conductivity and perhaps repository system performance as well. To assess the spatial variability and uncertainty of thermal conductivity, a model is proposed that is functionally dependent on the volume fraction of lithophysae and the thermal conductivity of the matrix portion of the rock. In this model, void space characterized as lithophysae is assumed to be air-saturated under all conditions, while void space characterized as matrix may be either water- or air-saturated. Lithophysae are assumed to be air-saturated under all conditions since the units being studied are all located above the water table in the region of interest, and the relatively strong capillary forces of the matrix will, under most conditions, preferentially retain any moisture present in the rock.

  11. The EMC Effect Still Puzzles After 30 Years

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    Higinbotham, Douglas W. [JLAB; Miller, Gerald A. [Washington U.; Hen, O. [Tel Aviv U.; Rith, Klaus [Erlangen-Nu. U.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thirty years ago, high-energy muons at CERN revealed the first hints of an effect that puzzles experimentalists and theorists alike to this day.

  12. 1995 solid waste 30-year characteristics volume summary

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    Templeton, K.J.; DeForest, T.J.; Rice, G.I. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Valero, O.J. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hanford Site has been designated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to store, treat, and dispose of solid waste received from both onsite and offsite generators. This waste is currently or planned to be generated from ongoing operations, maintenance and deactivation activities, decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of facilities, and environmental restoration (ER) activities. This document, prepared by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) under the direction of Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC), describes the characteristics of the waste to be shipped to Hanford`s SWOC. The physical waste forms and hazardous constituents are described for the low-level mixed waste (LLMW) and the transuranic - transuranic mixed waste (TW{underscore}TRUM).

  13. Binary and recycled pulsars: 30 years after observational discovery

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    G S Bisnovatyi-Kogan

    2006-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Binary radio pulsars, first discovered by Hulse and Taylor in 1974 [1], are a unique tool for experimentally testing general relativity (GR), whose validity has been confirmed with a precision unavailable in laboratory experiments. In particular, indirect evidence of the existence of gravitational waves has been obtained. Radio pulsars in binary systems (which have come to be known as recycled) have completed the accretion stage, during which neutron star spins reach millisecond periods and their magnetic fields decay 2 to 4 orders of magnitude more weakly than ordinary radio pulsars. Among about a hundred known recycled pulsars, many have turned out to be single neutron stars. The high concentration of single recycled pulsars in globular clusters suggests that close stellar encounters are highly instrumental in the loss of the companion. A system of one recycled pulsar and one 'normal' one discovered in 2004 is the most compact among binaries containing recycled pulsars [2]. Together with the presence of two pulsars in one system, this suggests new prospects for further essential improvements in testing GR. This paper considers theoretical predictions of binary pulsars, their evolutionary formation, and mechanisms by which their companions may be lost. The use of recycled pulsars in testing GR is discussed and their possible relation to the most intriguing objects in the universe, cosmic gamma-ray bursts, is examined.

  14. Celebrating 30 Years of K-12 Educational Programing at Fermilab

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    M. Bardeen; M. P. Cooke

    2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1980 Leon Lederman started Saturday Morning Physics with a handful of volunteer physicists, around 300 students and all the physics teachers who tagged along. Today Fermilab offers over 30 programs annually with help from 250 staff volunteers and 50 educators, and serves around 40,000 students and 2,500 teachers. Find out why we bother. Over the years we have learned to take advantage of opportunities and confront challenges to offer effective programs for teachers and students alike. We offer research experiences for secondary school teachers and high school students. We collaborate with educators to design and run programs that meet their needs and interests. Popular school programs include classroom presentations, experience-based field trips, and high school tours. Through our work in QuarkNet and I2U2, we make real particle physics data available to high school students in datadriven activities as well as masterclasses and e-Labs. Our professional development activities include a Teacher Resource Center and workshops where teachers participate in authentic learning experiences as their students would. We offer informal classes for kids and host events where children and adults enjoy the world of science. Our website hosts a wealth of online resources. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation and Fermilab Friends for Science Education, our programs reach out across Illinois, throughout the United States and even around the world. We will review the program portfolio and share comments from the volunteers and participants.

  15. The EMC effect still puzzles after 30 years

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    Douglas Higinbotham; Gerald A Miller; Or Hen; Klaus Rith

    2013-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Thirty years ago, high-energy muons at CERN revealed the first hints of an effect that puzzles experimentalists and theorists alike to this day.

  16. 1 #69 02/2010 30 years of

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    Geiger, Cathleen

    . Argos was there to provide a global, low-cost, simple, low- power satellite-based telemetry link By Mathieu Belbéoch & Hester Viola USERS' PROGRAMS SATELLITE- DERIVED MOTION ANALYSIS USING ARGOS ICE BUOYS retaining the vital simple, low-power platforms. In the 1970's, large scale met-ocean experiments like GARP

  17. The EMC effect still puzzles after 30 years

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    Higinbotham, Douglas; Hen, Or; Rith, Klaus

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thirty years ago, high-energy muons at CERN revealed the first hints of an effect that puzzles experimentalists and theorists alike to this day.

  18. FROM WHALE HARVESTING TO WHALE WATCHING: TANGALOOMA 30 YEARS ON

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    in locations as diverse as Canada. California, Mexico, Hawaii, Argentina. New Zealand. Australia and Japan announced that it was going to resume commercial whaling operations regardless of IWC policy and now

  19. A concrete anti-de Sitter black hole with dynamical horizon having toroidal cross-sections and its characteristics

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    Pouria Dadras; J. T. Firouzjaee; Reza Mansouri

    2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a special solution of Einstein equations in the general Vaidya form representing a dynamical black hole having horizon cross-sections with toroidal topology. The concrete model enables us to study for the first time dynamical horizons with toroidal topology, its area law, and the question of matter flux inside the horizon, without using a cut-and-paste technology to construct the solution.

  20. Anyonic statistics and large horizon diffeomorphisms for Loop Quantum Gravity Black Holes

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    Andreas G. A. Pithis; Hans-Christian Ruiz Euler

    2015-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the role played by large diffeomorphisms of quantum Isolated Horizons for the statistics of LQG Black Holes by means of their relation to the braid group. To this aim the symmetries of Chern-Simons theory are recapitulated with particular regard to the aforementioned type of diffeomorphisms. For the punctured spherical horizon, these are elements of the mapping class group of $S^2$, which is almost isomorphic to a corresponding braid group on this particular manifold. The mutual exchange of quantum entities in two dimensions is achieved by the braid group, rendering the statistics anyonic. With this we argue that the quantum Isolated Horizon model of LQG based on $SU(2)_k$-Chern-Simons theory explicitly exhibits non-abelian anyonic statistics. In this way a connection to the theory behind the fractional quantum Hall effect and that of topological quantum computation is established, where non-abelian anyons play a significant role.

  1. Condensation of an ideal gas with intermediate statistics on the horizon

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    Somayeh Zare; Zahra Raissi; Hosein Mohammadzadeh; Behrouz Mirza

    2012-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a boson gas on the stretched horizon of the Schwartzschild and Kerr black holes. It is shown that the gas is in a Bose-Einstein condensed state with the Hawking temperature $T_c=T_H$ if the particle number of the system be equal to the number of quantum bits of space-time $ N \\simeq {A}/{{\\l_{p}}^{2}}$. Entropy of the gas is proportional to the area of the horizon $(A)$ by construction. For a more realistic model of quantum degrees of freedom on the horizon, we should presumably consider interacting bosons (gravitons). An ideal gas with intermediate statistics could be considered as an effective theory for interacting bosons. This analysis shows that we may obtain a correct entropy just by a suitable choice of parameter in the intermediate statistics.

  2. Wave Properties of Plasma Surrounding the Event Horizon of a Non-Rotating Black Hole

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    M. Sharif; G. Mustafa

    2008-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied the wave properties of the cold and isothermal plasma in the vicinity of the Schwarzschild black hole event horizon. The Fourier analyzed perturbed 3+1 GRMHD equations are taken on the basis of which the complex dispersion relations are obtained for non-rotating, rotating non-magnetized and rotating magnetized backgrounds. The propagation and attenuation vectors along with the refractive index are obtained (shown in graphs) to study the dispersive properties of the medium near the event horizon. The results show that no information can be obtained from the Schwarzschild magnetosphere. Further, the pressure ceases the existence of normal dispersion of waves.

  3. Shenanigans at the black hole horizon: pair creation or Boulware accretion?

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    Israel, Werner

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The current scenario of black hole evaporation holds that the Hawking energy flux $F$ is powered by pair creation at the horizon. However, pair creation produces entanglements, some of which must necessarily be broken before the black hole evaporates completely. That leads to loss of information and violation of unitarity. In this paper, an alternative scenario is suggested that reproduces the essential features of Hawking evaporation, but does not invoke pair creation with its attendant problems. In this "accreting Boulware" scenario, a positive flux $F$ is still an outflux at infinity, but near the horizon it becomes an influx of negative energy. This negative energy flux (marginally) satisfies the Flanagan energy inequality.

  4. New Horizons Science Photos from NASA's Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission

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    DOE provided the power supply for NASA's New Horizons Mission, a mission to the Pluto and Charon, a double-planet system, and the Kuiper Belt. There are 61 science photos posted on the New Horizons website, along with mission photos, spacecraft images, launch photos, posters and renderings that are both scientific and artistic. Dates range from June of 2006 to February of 2008. The images can be searched by keywords, by date, or by subject topic. They can also be browsed as an entire list. Each image has a detailed description.

  5. Thermodynamics of Evolving Lorentzian Wormholes at Apparent Horizon in $f(R)$ Theory of Gravity

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    H. Saiedi

    2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In the context of modified $f(R)$ gravity, we attempt to study the thermodynamic properties of the evolving Lorentzian wormholes at the apparent horizon. It is shown that the wormhole can be derived from a particular $f(R)$ model in the radiation background. Moreover, it has been shown that the field equations can be cast to a similar form $dE = TdS + WdV + Td\\bar{S}$ at the apparent horizon for the evolving Lorentzian wormhole. Compared to the case of Einstein's general relativity, an additional term $Td\\bar{S}$ appears here.

  6. Cost Benefit Analysis Modeling Tool for Electric vs. ICE Airport Ground Support Equipment – Development and Results

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    James Francfort; Kevin Morrow; Dimitri Hochard

    2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents efforts to develop a computer tool for modeling the economic payback for comparative airport ground support equipment (GSE) that are propelled by either electric motors or gasoline and diesel engines. The types of GSE modeled are pushback tractors, baggage tractors, and belt loaders. The GSE modeling tool includes an emissions module that estimates the amount of tailpipe emissions saved by replacing internal combustion engine GSE with electric GSE. This report contains modeling assumptions, methodology, a user’s manual, and modeling results. The model was developed based on the operations of two airlines at four United States airports.

  7. Decision matrix for liquid loading in gas wells for cost/benefit analyses of lifting options

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    Park, Han-Young

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    consists of a decision algorithm built around a decision tree. Unlike other data mining techniques, decision trees quickly allow for subdividing large initial datasets into successively smaller sets by a series of decision rules. The rules are based... Page 4.1 Introduction ........................................................................... 41 4.2 Decision Tree & Preliminary Screening [Round 1].............. 43 4.3 Technical Evaluation of Lifting Options [Round 2...

  8. Energy information systems (EIS): Technology costs, benefit, and best practice uses

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    Granderson, Jessica; Lin, Guanjing; Piette, Mary Ann

    2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy information systems are the web-based software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems used to store, analyze, and display building energy data. They often include analysis methods such as baselining, benchmarking, load profiling, and energy anomaly detection. This report documents a large-scale assessment of energy information system (EIS) uses, costs, and energy benefits, based on a series of focused case study investigations that are synthesized into generalizable findings. The overall objective is to provide organizational decision makers with the information they need to make informed choices as to whether or not to invest in an EIS--a promising technology that can enable up to 20 percent site energy savings, quick payback, and persistent low-energy performance when implemented as part of best-practice energy management programs.

  9. Energy savings estimates and cost benefit calculations for high performance relocatable classrooms

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    Rainer, Leo I.; Hoeschele, Marc A.; Apte, Michael G.; Shendell, Derek G.; Fisk, William J.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    impact on the advanced hybrid heating use. Initially, in thenot be operating. The advanced hybrid heating data indicatedegrees F) Avg Hybrid Heating 70.1 Hybrid Cooling 70.2 HPAC

  10. Plug-in Hybrid Modeling and Application: Cost/Benefit Analysis (Presentation)

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    Simpson, A.

    2006-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Presents data from a simulation of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle efficiency and cost, including baseline vehicle assumptions, powertrain technology scenarios, and component modeling.

  11. Cost-benefit analysis of aircraft design for environment using a fleet perspective and real options

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    Hynes, Christopher Dennis

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Traditional multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) approaches do not examine the costs associated with damage due to environmental factors and are usually implemented to examine one aircraft. The Environmental Design ...

  12. Energy savings estimates and cost benefit calculations for high performance relocatable classrooms

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    Rainer, Leo I.; Hoeschele, Marc A.; Apte, Michael G.; Shendell, Derek G.; Fisk, William J.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HPAC IDEC HPAC IDEC Davis Energy Group Page B-1 November 24,supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiencyand Renewable Energy, Office of Technology Development,

  13. Energy savings estimates and cost benefit calculations for high performance relocatable classrooms

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    Rainer, Leo I.; Hoeschele, Marc A.; Apte, Michael G.; Shendell, Derek G.; Fisk, Wlliam J.

    2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report addresses the results of detailed monitoring completed under Program Element 6 of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's High Performance Commercial Building Systems (HPCBS) PIER program. The purpose of the Energy Simulations and Projected State-Wide Energy Savings project is to develop reasonable energy performance and cost models for high performance relocatable classrooms (RCs) across California climates. A key objective of the energy monitoring was to validate DOE2 simulations for comparison to initial DOE2 performance projections. The validated DOE2 model was then used to develop statewide savings projections by modeling base case and high performance RC operation in the 16 California climate zones. The primary objective of this phase of work was to utilize detailed field monitoring data to modify DOE2 inputs and generate performance projections based on a validated simulation model. Additional objectives include the following: (1) Obtain comparative performance data on base case and high performance HVAC systems to determine how they are operated, how they perform, and how the occupants respond to the advanced systems. This was accomplished by installing both HVAC systems side-by-side (i.e., one per module of a standard two module, 24 ft by 40 ft RC) on the study RCs and switching HVAC operating modes on a weekly basis. (2) Develop projected statewide energy and demand impacts based on the validated DOE2 model. (3) Develop cost effectiveness projections for the high performance HVAC system in the 16 California climate zones.

  14. A cost benefit analysis of employee assistance programs and health promotion programs

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    Sykora, Ellen M

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    For many years business has been searching for ways to make companies more profitable. Some programs that many businesses have implemented in order to increase profits are Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and Health Promotion Programs (HPPs...

  15. Energy Savings Estimates and Cost Benefit Calculations for High Performance Relocatable Classrooms

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    ............................................................................................................... 2 3.2 DESCRIPTION OF HVAC SYSTEMS .................................................................................................................. 8 4.1 HVAC CONTROLS ISSUES: HVAC System Operating Characteristics ..........................................................7 Table

  16. Cost-Benefit Analysis to Address Runaway Health Care Expenditures Through Lifestyle Modification Programs

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    in the United States has been increasing at an annual rate of 9.8%, faster than the cost of living, since 1970 classify as being overweight or obese, representing 68% of the United States population. This creates through establishing and maintaining the proper energy balance between caloric intake and physical

  17. The Welfare Implications of Oil Privatisation: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Norway's Statoil

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    Wolf, C; Pollitt, Michael G.

    of corporate performance and efficiency, and to consider the welfare of all relevant stakeholders including consumers, government and employees. To do so, SCBA contrasts t he factual scenario (what happened?) with a plausible counterfactual (what would have... in 2001, and to investigate the distribution of costs and benefits among government, producers and consumers. Statoil is a suitable case study within the oil and gas industry – its corporate performance improvement during privatisation was below...

  18. A cost/benefit model for insertion of technological innovation into a total quality management program

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    Ratliff, William L

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for measuring quality improvement is the cost of quality. Traditionally, comprehensive quality cost reports have regularly been issued in a fixed format to identify opportunities for improvement and provide guidelines for improvement over time. However, current...

  19. A Cost Benefit Analysis of the Application of Biochar in the Scottish Whisky Industry 

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    Messenger, Simon P

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biochar is a carbon-negative process (Mathews, 2008) with large environmental credentials which is capable of sequestering vast amounts of carbon into the soil pool. Under the Kyoto Protocol, Biochar could one day be ...

  20. Aqueous-stream uranium-removal technology cost/benefit and market analysis

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    NONE

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary purpose of this report is to present information that was gathered by Kapline Enterprises, Inc. (KEI) in order to help the Department of Energy (DOE) determine the merit of continued biosorption research funding. However, in the event that funding is continued, it is also intended to help the researchers in their efforts to develop a better uranium-removal process. This report (1) provides a comparison of DOE sites that may utilize aqueous-stream, uranium-removal biosorption technology, (2) presents a comparison of the biosorption and ion exchange processes, and (3) establishes performance criteria by which the project can be measured. It also attempts to provide focus for biosorbent ground-water-remediation research and to ask questions that need to be answered. This report is primarily a study of the US market for technologies that remove uranium from aqueous streams, but it also addresses the international market-particularly for Germany. Because KEI`s access to international market information is extremely limited, the material presented in this report represents a best effort to obtain this data. Although uranium-contaminated aqueous streams are a problem in other countries as well, the scope of this report is primarily limited to the US and Germany for two reasons: (1) Germany is the country of the biosorbent-CRADA partner and (2) time constraints.

  1. Cost-benefit analysis of ultra-low sulfur jet fuel

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    Kuhn, Stephen (Stephen Richard)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The growth of aviation has spurred increased study of its environmental impacts and the possible mitigation thereof. One emissions reduction option is the introduction of an Ultra Low Sulfur (ULS) jet fuel standard for ...

  2. A cost-benefit analysis of rural-urban migration decisions in less developed countries

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    Aste-Salazar, Juan Gerardo

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A COST-Bier'vlT ANAL&&! q O, ' RUR&M -URBAN M1 G -'-', ". ' !ON DECISIONS IN LESS DEUDLOl'ED COUNTRIES A. Thesis By JUAN GERARDO ASTL'-SALAZAR Submitted to the Graduate College of Tezas A&N University in partial fulfillment of the requirement...] suggests a method to obtain information on rural-urban dr:ift which xcay b. . used in government planning. TJ;ia thcois follows the format of Tha Azericen J:conom'~o B 0, '& . '. s;. '. migration has been examined by economists in the past, g and it has...

  3. Strategic philanthropy for cyber security : an extended cost-benefit analysis framework to study cybersecurity

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    Cho, Yiseul

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The international climate of cyber security is dramatically changing and thus unpredictable. As such, agile yet sustainable solutions are needed, along with an effective and a pragmatic evaluation framework to assess and ...

  4. Energy information systems (EIS): Technology costs, benefit, and best practice uses

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in Case Investigations Technology Costs Up-front Costs:in the study to address technology costs EIS Energy and CostAppendix C: EIS Technology Costs This appendix contains a

  5. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology

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    Simpson, A.

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a comparison of vehicle purchase and energy costs, and fuel-saving benefits of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles relative to hybrid electric and conventional vehicles.

  6. Aqueous nitrate waste treatment: Technology comparison, cost/benefit, and market analysis

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    Not Available

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this analysis is to provide information necessary for the Department of Energy (DOE) to evaluate the practical utility of the Nitrate to Ammonia and Ceramic or Glass (NAC/NAG/NAX) process, which is under development in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The NAC/NACx/NAX process can convert aqueous radioactive nitrate-laden waste to a glass, ceramic, or grout solid waste form. The tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: Identify current commercial technologies to meet hazardous and radiological waste disposal requirements. The technologies may be thermal or non-thermal but must be all inclusive (i.e., must convert a radionuclide-containing nitrate waste with a pH around 12 to a stable form that can be disposed at permitted facilities); evaluate and compare DOE-sponsored vitrification, grouting, and minimum additive waste stabilization projects for life-cycle costs; compare the technologies above with respect to material costs, capital equipment costs, operating costs, and operating efficiencies. For the NAC/NAG/NAX process, assume aluminum reactant is government furnished and ammonia gas may be marketed; compare the identified technologies with respect to frequency of use within DOE for environmental management applications with appropriate rationale for use; Assess the potential size of the DOE market for the NAC/NAG/NAX process; assess and off-gas issues; and compare with international technologies, including life-cycle estimates.

  7. Energy information systems (EIS): Technology costs, benefit, and best practice uses

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    total ( left) and size of EIS install base in each259 million square feet of EIS install base in total (A-2: Distribution of size of EIS install base in millions of

  8. Improving the Practice of Cost Benefit Analysis in Transport | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtel JumpCounty,Jump to: navigation, searchInformation Mexico Jump

  9. Cost benefit analysis for the implementation of smart metering with pilot

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof EnergyInnovationinConcentratingEnergyCoosa ValleyCorsicanaproject (Smart Grid

  10. The Practice of Cost Benefit Analysis in the Transport Sector a Mexican

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro Industries PvtStratosolarTharaldson Ethanol LLC Jump to:Uncertainty of1801 -Plains,The

  11. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology | Open

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty EditCalifornia:PowerCER.pngRoofs and Heat Islands2007) | OpenCity,Cosmos

  12. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Smart Grid Technologies Through System Simulations

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty EditCalifornia:PowerCER.pngRoofs and Heat Islands2007) | OpenCity,Cosmos| Open Energy

  13. Trade-Offs Between Precision and Computation Horizon in Real-Time Optimal Control of Switched Systems

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    Egerstedt, Magnus

    Trade-Offs Between Precision and Computation Horizon in Real-Time Optimal Control of Switched computational resources available in many real-time applications, questions concerning trade-offs between the computation horizon and the precision of the solution arise naturally. These trade-offs constitute the main

  14. DualSamplingRate Moving Horizon Control of a Class of Linear Systems with Input Saturation and Plant Uncertainty --

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    Dual­Sampling­Rate Moving Horizon Control of a Class of Linear Systems with Input Saturation­sampling­rate moving horizon control scheme for a class of linear, continuous­time plants with strict input saturation, it is not computed by a simple linear feedback law, but as a solution of an optimal control problem. As a result

  15. Draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015 in the area of health, demographic change and wellbeing

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    and wellbeing PART 8 - Page 2 of 96 Personalising health and care19 11 2013 Draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015 in the area of health, demographic change of the content of this document. #12;HORIZON 2020 ­ WORK PROGRAMME 2014-2015 Health, demographic change

  16. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DH) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was unprecedented in both its magnitude --nearly 5

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    PROBLEM The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DH) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was unprecedented in both of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This satellite image shows the oil slick off its magnitude -- nearly 5 million barrels of oil spilled over nearly three months -- and its location

  17. National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling THE AMOUNT AND FATE OF THE OIL

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    - 1 - National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling THE AMOUNT AND FATE OF THE OIL ---Draft--- Staff Working Paper No. 3 Staff Working Papers are written by the staff of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling for the use of members

  18. Study: Exposure to crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster causes swimming deficiencies in juvenile mahi mahi

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    Grosell, Martin

    , the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill also had profound impacts on the open ocean and deep sea environmentStudy: Exposure to crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster causes swimming deficiencies in juvenile mahi mahi Posted on June 12, 2014 by Bob Berwyn Evidence is mounting that BP's oil harmed millions

  19. Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics New Horizons for Rural Reform in China

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    11 Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics New Horizons for Rural Reform in China: Resources a reform agenda to alleviate rural poverty and improve environmental sustainability in China. It focuses on labor reform, suggesting reductions in the work week and providing incentives aimed at encouraging exit

  20. Receding-horizon Supervisory Control of Green Buildings Truong X. Nghiem, George J. Pappas

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    Pappas, George J.

    .S. Department of Energy. Consequently, there has been a growing interest in green buildings, i.e., energy]). For this reason, green buildings (i.e., energy-efficient buildings) have been of strong interest not onlyReceding-horizon Supervisory Control of Green Buildings Truong X. Nghiem, George J. Pappas

  1. Renormalized Vacuum Polarization on the Horizon of a Schwarzschild Black Hole Threaded by a Cosmic String

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    Adrian Ottewill; Peter Taylor

    2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We obtain an analytic expression for the vacuum polarization on the horizon of the Schwarzschild black hole threaded by an infinite cosmic string. This calculation relies on a generalized Heine identity for Legendre functions which we derive without using specific properties of the Legendre functions themselves.

  2. Offset-free Receding Horizon Control of Constrained Linear Gabriele Pannocchia1 Eric C. Kerrigan2

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    Cambridge, University of

    Offset-free Receding Horizon Control of Constrained Linear Systems Gabriele Pannocchia1 Eric C stability and offset-free control of constrained linear systems in the presence of time-varying setpoints-free controller and computing an appropriate domain of attraction for this controller. The linear (unconstrained

  3. Analysis of Unconstrained Nonlinear MPC Schemes with Time Varying Control Horizon

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    Knobloch,Jürgen

    ) has become a well-established method for optimal control of linear and nonlinear systems, see, e state, a finite horizon optimal control problem is solved and the first element (or sometimes also more) of the resulting optimal control sequence is used as input for the next sampling interval(s). This procedure

  4. Dynamic Pricing Strategies under a Finite Time Horizon Joan Morris DiMicco

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    to scalpers. Cost has been perhaps the greatest factor precluding the widespread use of dynamic pricing goods, but in digital markets, the costs associated with making frequent, instantaneous price changesDynamic Pricing Strategies under a Finite Time Horizon Joan Morris DiMicco MIT Media Laboratory 20

  5. Dark Clouds on the Horizon: Using Cloud Storage as Attack Vector and Online Slack Space

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    Dark Clouds on the Horizon: Using Cloud Storage as Attack Vector and Online Slack Space Martin this as online slack space. We conclude by discussing security improvements for mod- ern online storage services protocol. With the advent of cloud computing and the shared usage of resources, these centralized storage

  6. An Experimental Study of Stabilizing Receding Horizon Control of Visual Feedback System with Planar Manipulators

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    manipulator with a camera. The behavior of receding horizon control is almost same as inverse optimal control proposed a Lyapunov based visual feedback control with a planar manipulator [6]. Recently, the inverse cost are given by the control Lyapunov function. The inverse optimal control for the planar manipulator

  7. Disturbance and Recovery of Salt Marsh Arthropod Communities following BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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    Pennings, Steven C.

    Disturbance and Recovery of Salt Marsh Arthropod Communities following BP Deepwater Horizon Oil of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America Abstract Oil spills represent a major environmental.S. Gulf of Mexico is a hub of oil and gas exploration activities that historically have impacted

  8. A problem of hypothetical emerging of matter objects on horizon in the standard model of universe

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    V. Skalsky

    2000-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In the standard model of universe the increase in mass of our observed expansive Universe is explained by the assumption of emerging the matter objects on the horizon (of the most remote visibility). However, the physical analysis of the influence of this assumption on the velocity of matter objects shows unambiguously that this hypothetical assumption contradicts the theory of gravity.

  9. Multi-horizon solar radiation forecasting for Mediterranean locations using time series models

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    Voyant, Cyril; Muselli, Marc; Nivet, Marie Laure

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Considering the grid manager's point of view, needs in terms of prediction of intermittent energy like the photovoltaic resource can be distinguished according to the considered horizon: following days (d+1, d+2 and d+3), next day by hourly step (h+24), next hour (h+1) and next few minutes (m+5 e.g.). Through this work, we have identified methodologies using time series models for the prediction horizon of global radiation and photovoltaic power. What we present here is a comparison of different predictors developed and tested to propose a hierarchy. For horizons d+1 and h+1, without advanced ad hoc time series pre-processing (stationarity) we find it is not easy to differentiate between autoregressive moving average (ARMA) and multilayer perceptron (MLP). However we observed that using exogenous variables improves significantly the results for MLP . We have shown that the MLP were more adapted for horizons h+24 and m+5. In summary, our results are complementary and improve the existing prediction techniques ...

  10. WHEN GLACIERS BREAK THE ICE BETWEEN SEVERAL SCIENTIFIC HORIZONS T. Landes, P. Grussenmeyer, M. Koehl

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    WHEN GLACIERS BREAK THE ICE BETWEEN SEVERAL SCIENTIFIC HORIZONS T. Landes, P. Grussenmeyer, M temperate glacier activity. For this ambitious purpose, it was necessary to reassemble specialists coming glaciers was a unique opportunity for the MAP-PAGE team, specialized in geodetic surveying and imaging

  11. Proof of linear instability of the Reissner-Nordström Cauchy horizon under scalar perturbations

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    Jonathan Luk; Sung-Jin Oh

    2015-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    It has long been suggested that solutions to linear scalar wave equation $$\\Box_g\\phi=0$$ on a fixed subextremal Reissner-Nordstr\\"om spacetime with non-vanishing charge are generically singular at the Cauchy horizon. We prove that generic smooth and compactly supported initial data on a Cauchy hypersurface indeed give rise to solutions with infinite nondegenerate energy near the Cauchy horizon in the interior of the black hole. In particular, the solution generically does not belong to $W^{1,2}_{loc}$. This instability is related to the celebrated blue shift effect in the interior of the black hole. The problem is motivated by the strong cosmic censorship conjecture and it is expected that for the full nonlinear Einstein-Maxwell system, this instability leads to a singular Cauchy horizon for generic small perturbations of Reissner-Nordstr\\"om spacetime. Moreover, in addition to the instability result, we also show as a consequence of the proof that Price's law decay is generically sharp along the event horizon.

  12. Soil animal communities in holm oak forests: influence of horizon, altitude and year

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Soil animal communities in holm oak forests: influence of horizon, altitude and year Nassima-francois.ponge@wanadoo.fr Running title: Soil animals in holm oak forests hal-00498459,version1-7Jul2010 Author manuscript, published in "European Journal of Soil Biology 39, 4 (2003) 197-207" DOI : 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2003.06.001 #12

  13. New insights into microbial responses to oil spills from the Deepwater Horizon incident

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    Mason, O.U.; Hazen, T.C.

    2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    On April 20, 2010, a catastrophic eruption of methane caused the Deepwater Horizon exploratory drill rig drilling the Macondo Well in Mississippi Canyon Block 252 (MC252) to explode. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was unprecendeted for several reasons: the volume of oil released; the spill duration; the well depth; the distance from the shore-line (77 km or about 50 miles); the type of oil (light crude); and the injection of dispersant directly at the wellhead. This study clearly demonstrated that there was a profound and significant response by certain members of the in situ microbial community in the deep-sea in the Gulf of Mexico. In particular putative hydrocarbon degrading Bacteria appeared to bloom in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even though the temperature at these depths is never >5 C. As the plume aged the shifts in the microbial community on a temporal scale suggested that different, yet metabolically important members of the community were able to respond to a myriad of plume constituents, e.g. shifting from propane/ethane to alkanes and finally to methane. Thus, the biodegradation of hydrocarbons in the plume by Bacteria was a highly significant process in the natural attenuation of many compounds released during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  14. Optimal investment on finite horizon with random discrete order flow in illiquid markets

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    both on trading and observation of the assets. For example, in power markets, trading occurs through at any time but trading occurs more frequently near a terminal horizon. The investor can observe and trade the risky asset only at exogenous random times corresponding to the order flow given

  15. Navier-Stokes on Black Hole Horizons and DC Thermoelectric Conductivity

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    Aristomenis Donos; Jerome P. Gauntlett

    2015-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a general class of black hole solutions of Einstein-Maxwell theory which are holographically dual to CFTs with spatially dependent sources. We show that an averaged DC thermoelectric conductivity matrix can be obtained by solving the forced, linearised, time-independent Navier-Stokes equations on the black hole horizon for an incompressible and charged fluid.

  16. Navier-Stokes on Black Hole Horizons and DC Thermoelectric Conductivity

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    Donos, Aristomenis

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a general class of black hole solutions of Einstein-Maxwell theory which are holographically dual to CFTs with spatially dependent sources. We show that an averaged DC thermoelectric conductivity matrix can be obtained by solving the forced, linearised, time-independent Navier-Stokes equations on the black hole horizon for an incompressible and charged fluid.

  17. Decay of correlations for flows with unbounded roof function, including the infinite horizon planar

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    Decay of correlations for flows with unbounded roof function, including the infinite horizon planar for studying nonuniformly hyperbolic flows with unbounded roof functions. In particular, we establish the decay of other classes of flows with unbounded roof functions. For geometric Lorenz attractors (in- cluding

  18. Decay of correlations for flows with unbounded roof function, including the infinite horizon planar

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    Decay of correlations for flows with unbounded roof function, including the infinite horizon planar for studying nonuniformly hyperbolic flows with unbounded roof functions. In particular, we establish the decay of other classes of flows with unbounded roof functions. For geometric Lorenz attractors (in­ cluding

  19. The stability of Killing-Cauchy horizons in colliding plane wave space-times

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    J. B. Griffiths

    2005-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    It is confirmed rigorously that the Killing-Cauchy horizons, which sometimes occur in space-times representing the collision and subsequent interaction of plane gravitational waves in a Minkowski background, are unstable with respect to bounded perturbations of the initial waves, at least for the case in which the initial waves have constant aligned polarizations.

  20. Many Task Computing for Modeling the Fate of Oil Discharged from the Deep Water Horizon Well

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    tons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. In order to understand the fate and impact of the discharged, causing the riser pipe to rupture and crude oil to flow into the Gulf of Mexico from an approximate depthMany Task Computing for Modeling the Fate of Oil Discharged from the Deep Water Horizon Well

  1. Characterization of Doppler Effects in the Context of Over-the-Horizon Radar

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Characterization of Doppler Effects in the Context of Over-the-Horizon Radar Cornel Ioana Grenoble addresses the problem of the characterization of Doppler effect of maneuvering targets in the context reveals the Doppler effects characterizing the target's trajectory. Analysis of such signals

  2. Estimating Surface Oil Extent from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill using ASCAT Backscatter

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    Long, David G.

    Estimating Surface Oil Extent from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill using ASCAT Backscatter Richard Provo, UT 84602 Abstract--The damping effects of oil on capillary ocean waves alter the backscattered backscatter from the ocean surface uncontaminated by surface oil. Large differences between expected

  3. Level and Degradation of Deepwater Horizon Spilled Oil in Coastal Marsh Sediments and Pore-Water

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    Wang, Yang

    Level and Degradation of Deepwater Horizon Spilled Oil in Coastal Marsh Sediments and Pore the 2010 BP Macondo-1 well oil spill. Very high levels (10-28%) of organic carbon within the heavily oiled chromatograph spectra are in a remarkable narrow range among spilled oils and initial BP crude. At oiled sites

  4. New Horizons in Earth Reinforcement Otani, Miyata & Mukunoki (eds) 2008 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-45775-0

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    , London, ISBN 978-0-415-45775-0 New horizons in reinforced soil technology J.G. Zornberg The University

  5. String-theoretic breakdown of effective field theory near black hole horizons

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    Dodelson, Matthew

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the validity of the equivalence principle near horizons in string theory, analyzing the breakdown of effective field theory caused by longitudinal string spreading effects. An experiment is set up where a detector is thrown into a black hole a long time after an early infalling string. Light cone gauge calculations, taken at face value, indicate a detectable level of root-mean-square longitudinal spreading of the initial string as measured by the late infaller. This results from the large relative boost between the string and detector in the near horizon region, which develops automatically despite their modest initial energies outside the black hole and the weak curvature in the geometry. We subject this scenario to basic consistency checks, using these to obtain a relatively conservative criterion for its detectability. In a companion paper, we exhibit longitudinal nonlocality in well-defined gauge-invariant S-matrix calculations, obtaining results consistent with the predicted spreading albe...

  6. Study of Yang–Mills–Chern–Simons theory in presence of the Gribov horizon

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    Canfora, Fabrizio, E-mail: canfora@cecs.cl [Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECs), Valdivia (Chile); Universidad Andres Bello, Av. Republica 440, Santiago (Chile); Gomez, Arturo, E-mail: arturo.gomez@proyectos.uai.cl [Departamento de Ciencias, Facultad de Artes Liberales y Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Viña del Mar. (Chile); Sorella, Silvio Paolo, E-mail: sorella@uerj.br [UERJ, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Instituto de Física Teórica, Rua São Francisco Xavier 524, 20550-013, Maracaná, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Vercauteren, David, E-mail: vercauteren.uerj@gmail.com [UERJ, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Instituto de Física Teórica, Rua São Francisco Xavier 524, 20550-013, Maracaná, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The two-point gauge correlation function in Yang–Mills–Chern–Simons theory in three dimensional Euclidean space is analysed by taking into account the non-perturbative effects of the Gribov horizon. In this way, we are able to describe the confinement and de-confinement regimes, which naturally depend on the topological mass and on the gauge coupling constant of the theory. -- Highlights: •We implement the Gribov quantization to the Topologically massive Yang–Mills theory. •We find a modified propagator at strong coupling by the Gribov horizon. •The gauge propagator depends on the topological mass and the coupling constant. •By studying the gauge propagator we describe the confined–deconfined regimes.

  7. Spherical collapse of a heat conducting fluid in higher dimensions without horizon

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    A. banerjee; S. Chatterjee

    2004-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a scenario where the interior spacetime,described by a heat conducting fluid sphere is matched to a Vaidya metric in higher dimensions.Interestingly we get a class of solutions, where following heat radiation the boundary surface collapses without the appearance of an event horizon at any stage and this happens with reasonable properties of matter field.The non-occurrence of a horizon is due to the fact that the rate of mass loss exactly counterbalanced by the fall of boundary radius.Evidently this poses a counter example to the so-called cosmic censorship hypothesis.Two explicit examples of this class of solutions are also given and it is observed that the rate of collapse is delayed with the introduction of extra dimensions.The work extends to higher dimensions our previous investigation in 4D.

  8. On the Smoothness of the Horizons of Multi-Black Hole Solutions

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    Dean L. Welch

    1995-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    In a recent paper it was suggested that some multi-black hole solutions in five or more dimensions have horizons that are not smooth. These black hole configurations are solutions to $d$-dimensional Einstein gravity (with no dilaton) and are extremally charged with a magnetic type $(d-2)$-form. In this work these solutions will be investigated further. It will be shown that although the curvature is bounded as the horizon of one of the black holes is approached, some derivatives of the curvature are not. This shows that the metric is not $C^{\\infty },$ but rather it is only $C^k$ with $k$ finite. These solutions are static so their lack of smoothness cannot be attributed to the presence of radiation.

  9. Vibration Testing of the Pluto/New Horizons Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator

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    Charles D. Griffin

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Radioisotopic Thermal Generator (RTG) for the Pluto/New Horizons spacecraft was subjected to a flight dynamic acceptance test to demonstrate that it would perform successfully following launch. Seven RTGs of this type had been assembled and tested at Mound, Ohio from 1984 to 1997. This paper chronicles major events in establishing a new vibration test laboratory at the Idaho National Laboratory and the nineteen days of dynamic testing.

  10. Horizon structure of rotating Einstein-Born-Infeld black holes and shadow

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    Atamurotov, Farruh; Ahmedov, Bobomurat

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the horizon structure of the rotating Einstein-Born-Infeld solution which goes over to the Einstein-Maxwell's Kerr-Newman solution as the Born-Infeld parameter goes to infinity ($\\beta \\rightarrow \\infty$). We find that for a given $\\beta$, mass $M$ and charge $Q$, there exist critical spinning parameter $a_{E}$ and $r_{H}^{E}$, which corresponds to an extremal Einstein-Born-Infeld black hole with degenerate horizons, and $a_{E}$ decreases and $r_{H}^{E}$ increases with increase in the Born-Infeld parameter $\\beta$. While $aEinstein-Born-Infeld black hole with outer and inner horizons. Similarly, the effect of $\\beta$ on infinite redshift surface and in turn on ergoregion is also included. It is well known that a black hole can cast a shadow as an optical appearance due to its strong gravitational field. We also investigate the shadow cast by the non-rotating ($a=0$) Einstein-Born-Infeld black hole and demonstrate that the null geodesic equations can be integr...

  11. String-theoretic breakdown of effective field theory near black hole horizons

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    Matthew Dodelson; Eva Silverstein

    2015-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the validity of the equivalence principle near horizons in string theory, analyzing the breakdown of effective field theory caused by longitudinal string spreading effects. An experiment is set up where a detector is thrown into a black hole a long time after an early infalling string. Light cone gauge calculations, taken at face value, indicate a detectable level of root-mean-square longitudinal spreading of the initial string as measured by the late infaller. This results from the large relative boost between the string and detector in the near horizon region, which develops automatically despite their modest initial energies outside the black hole and the weak curvature in the geometry. We subject this scenario to basic consistency checks, using these to obtain a relatively conservative criterion for its detectability. In a companion paper, we exhibit longitudinal nonlocality in well-defined gauge-invariant S-matrix calculations, obtaining results consistent with the predicted spreading albeit not in a direct analogue of the black hole process. We discuss applications of this effect to the firewall paradox, and estimate the time and distance scales it predicts for new physics near black hole and cosmological horizons.

  12. Hawking radiation and the boomerang behavior of massive modes near a horizon

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    Jannes, G. [Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Laboratoire J.-A. Dieudonne, UMR CNRS-UNS 6621, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice Cedex 02 (France); Low Temperature Laboratory, Aalto University School of Science, PO Box 15100, 00076 Aalto (Finland); Maiessa, P.; Rousseaux, G. [Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Laboratoire J.-A. Dieudonne, UMR CNRS-UNS 6621, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice Cedex 02 (France); Philbin, T. G. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS, Scotland (United Kingdom)

    2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the behavior of massive modes near a horizon based on a study of the dispersion relation and wave packet simulations of the Klein-Gordon equation. We point out an apparent paradox between two (in principle equivalent) pictures of black-hole evaporation through Hawking radiation. In the picture in which the evaporation is due to the emission of positive-energy modes, one immediately obtains a threshold for the emission of massive particles. In the picture in which the evaporation is due to the absorption of negative-energy modes, such a threshold apparently does not exist. We resolve this paradox by tracing the evolution of the positive-energy massive modes with an energy below the threshold. These are seen to be emitted and move away from the black-hole horizon, but they bounce back at a 'red horizon' and are reabsorbed by the black hole, thus compensating exactly for the difference between the two pictures. For astrophysical black holes, the consequences are curious but do not affect the terrestrial constraints on observing Hawking radiation. For analogue-gravity systems with massive modes, however, the consequences are crucial and rather surprising.

  13. Coordinating Inventory Control and Pricing Strategies with Random Demand and Fixed Ordering Cost: the Infinite Horizon Case

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    Chen, Xin

    We analyze an infinite horizon, single product, periodic review model in which pricing and production/inventory decisions are made simultaneously. Demands in different periods are identically distributed random variables ...

  14. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Investigator (PI) Conference Sponsored by the NSTC SOST, hosted by the University of South Florida

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Investigator (PI) Conference Sponsored Ballroom · Oil/dispersant - extent and fate Tom Ryerson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · Oil/dispersant - impacts and mitigation in coastal

  15. 5/10/10 7:22 AMTerry Hazen, Berkeley Lab: Deepwater Horizon Spill Detergents Could Make Bad Situation Worse Page 1 of 3http://www.outlookseries.com/N7/Science/3910_Terry_Hazen_Berkeley_La...water_Horizon_Spill_Detergents_Could_Situation_Worse_Terry_Hazen.

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    Hazen, Terry

    5/10/10 7:22 AMTerry Hazen, Berkeley Lab: Deepwater Horizon Spill Detergents Could Make Bad Situation Worse Page 1 of 3http://www.outlookseries.com/N7/Science/3910_Terry_Hazen_Berkeley_La...water_Horizon_Spill Terry Hazen, Berkeley Lab: Deepwater Horizon Spill Detergents Could Make Bad Situation Worse May 6, 2010

  16. British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon Accident and the Thinking, Engaged Workforce - 13265

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    Rigot, William L. [Fluor Corporation, Technical Support Services (United States)] [Fluor Corporation, Technical Support Services (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On April 20, 2010, hydrocarbons escaped from the Macondo well into Transocean's Deepwater Horizon, resulting in fire and multiple explosions. 11 people on the rig died. The billion dollar Deepwater Horizon sank. 4.9 M gallons of product flowed from the well for 87 days creating an environmental nightmare for communities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. BP established a $20 B reserve to pay for damages. Investigations and legal culpability continue to this day. In September 2010, the Institute for Nuclear Power Operators (INPO) issued Significant Operating Experience Report (SOER) 10-2, Engaged, Thinking Organizations. The industry had experienced 11 events, 9 in US commercial nuclear utilities, and 2 international, that had disturbing trends. The underlying causes highlighted by INPO were inadequate recognition of risk, weaknesses in application of significant operating experience, tolerance of equipment and personnel problems, and a significant drift in standards. While the noted INPO problems and the Deepwater Horizon event appear to have nothing in common, they do exhibit similarities in a drift away from expected behavior on the part of front line workers and their supervisors. At the same time, hidden hazards are accumulating in the environment leading to error intolerant conditions. Without a good understanding of this concept, many organizations tend to focus on the person who 'touched it last', while missing the deeper organizational factors that led that individual to think that what they were doing was correct. An understanding of this failure model is important in reconstruction of events and crafting effective corrective actions. It is much more important, however, for leaders in high hazard industries to recognize when they are approaching error intolerant conditions and take steps immediately to add safety margin. (authors)

  17. On quantum effects in the vicinity of would-be horizons

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    P. Marecki

    2006-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a method based on the so-called Quantum Energy Inequalities, which allows to compare, and bound, the expectation values of energy-densities of ground states of quantum fields in spacetimes possessing isometric regions. The method supports the conclusion, that the Boulware energy density is universal both: at modest (and far) distances from compact spherical objects, and close to the would-be horizons of the gravastar/QBHO spacetimes. It also provides a natural consistency check for concrete (approximate, numerical) calculations of the expectation values of the energy-momentum tensors.

  18. Pedagogical notes on black holes, de Sitter space, and bifurcated horizons

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    Tom Banks

    2010-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    I discuss black hole evaporation in two different coordinate systems and argue that the results of the two are compatible once one takes the holographic principle into account. de Sitter space is then discussed along similar lines. Finally I make some remarks about smooth initial conditions in GR, which evolve to space-times with bifurcate horizons, and emphasize the care one must take in identifying spaces of solutions of General Relativity which belong to the same quantum theory of gravity. No really new material is presented, but the point of view I take on all 3 subjects is not widely appreciated.

  19. Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33Frequently Asked Questions forCheneyNovember S.Fluor-B&W OE-781R DOE RFI on Smart GridHorizon

  20. Apparent horizon and gravitational thermodynamics of the Universe: The temperature confusion, first and second laws, and extensions to modified gravity

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    Tian, David Wenjie

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermodynamics of the Universe is re-studied by requiring its compatibility with the holographic-style gravitational equations which govern the dynamics of both the cosmological apparent horizon and the entire Universe. We start from the Lambda Cold Dark Matter ($\\Lambda$CDM) cosmology of general relativity (GR) to establish a framework for the gravitational thermodynamics. The Clausius equation $T_AdS_A=-A_A \\psi_t$ for the isochoric process of an instantaneous apparent horizon indicates that, the Universe and its horizon entropies encode the Positive Out thermodynamic sign convention, which encourage us to adjust the traditional positive-heat-in Gibbs equation into the positive-heat-out version $dE_m=-T_mdS_m-P_mdV$. It turns out that the standard and the generalized second laws (GSLs) of nondecreasing entropies are always respected by the event-horizon system as long as the expanding Universe is dominated by nonexotic matter $-1\\leq w_m\\leq 1$, while for the apparent-horizon simple open system the two ...

  1. Assembly and Testing of a Radioisotope Power System for the New Horizons Spacecraft

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    Kenneth E. Rosenberg; Stephen G. Johnson

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) recently fueled and assembled a radioisotope power system (RPS) that was used upon the New Horizons spacecraft which was launched in January 2006. New Horizons is the first mission to the last planet - the initial reconnaissance of Pluto-Charon and the Kuiper Belt, exploring the mysterious worlds at the edge of our solar system. The RPS otherwise known as a "space battery" converts thermal heat into electrical energy. The thermal heat source contains plutonium dioxide in the form of ceramic pellets encapsulated in iridium metal. The space battery was assembled in a new facility at the Idaho National Laboratory site near Idaho Falls, Idaho. The new facility has all the fueling and testing capabilities including the following: the ability to handle all the shipping containers currently certified to ship Pu-238, the ability to fuel a variety of RPS designs, the ability to perform vibrational testing to simulate transportation and launch environments, welding systems, a center of mass determination device, and various other support systems.

  2. On the construction of Hartle-Hawking-Israel states across a static bifurcate Killing horizon

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    Ko Sanders

    2015-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a linear scalar quantum field propagating in a space-time with a static bifurcate Killing horizon and a wedge reflection. We prove the existence of a Hadamard state which is pure, quasi-free, invariant under the Killing flow and which restricts to a double KMS state at the inverse Hawking temperature on the union of the exterior wedge regions. The existence of such a state was first conjectured by Hartle and Hawking (1976) and Israel (1976) for stationary black hole space times. Our result complements a uniqueness result of Kay and Wald (1991), who considered a general bifurcate Killing horizon and proved that a certain (large) subalgebra of the free field algebra admits at most one Hadamard state which is invariant under the Killing flow. In the presence of a wedge reflection this state reduces to a pure, quasi-free KMS state on the smaller subalgebra associated to one of the exterior wedge regions. Our result establishes the existence of such a state on the full algebra in the static case. Our proof follows the arguments of Sewell (1982) and Jacobson (1994), exploiting a Wick rotation in the Killing time coordinate to construct a corresponding Euclidean theory. Because the Killing time coordinate is ill-defined on the bifurcation surface we systematically replace it by a Gaussian normal coordinate. A crucial part of our proof is to establish that the Euclidean ground state satisfies the necessary analogs of analyticity and reflection positivity with respect to this coordinate.

  3. Stringy Stability of Charged Dilaton Black Holes with Flat Event Horizon

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    Yen Chin Ong; Pisin Chen

    2014-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrically charged black holes with flat event horizon in anti-de Sitter space have received much attention due to various applications in Anti-de Sitter/Conformal Field Theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence, from modeling the behavior of quark-gluon plasma to superconductor. Crucial to the physics on the dual field theory is the fact that when embedded in string theory, black holes in the bulk may become vulnerable to instability caused by brane pair-production. Since dilaton arises naturally in the context of string theory, we study the effect of coupling dilaton to Maxwell field on the stability of flat charged AdS black holes. In particular, we study the stability of Gao-Zhang black holes, which are locally asymptotically anti-de Sitter. We find that for dilaton coupling parameter $\\alpha$ > 1, flat black holes are stable against brane pair production, however for 0 electrical charges is increased. Such instability however, behaves somewhat differently from that of flat Reissner-Nordstr\\"om black holes. In addition, we prove that the Seiberg-Witten action of charged dilaton AdS black hole of Gao-Zhang type with flat event horizon (at least in 5-dimension) is always logarithmically divergent at infinity for finite values of $\\alpha$, and is finite and positive in the case $\\alpha$ tends to infinity . We also comment on the robustness of our result for other charged dilaton black holes that are not of Gao-Zhang type.

  4. Hagedorn String Thermodynamics in Curved Spacetimes and near Black Hole Horizons

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    Thomas G. Mertens

    2015-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis concerns the study of high-temperature string theory on curved backgrounds, generalizing the notions of Hagedorn temperature and thermal scalar to general backgrounds. Chapter 2 contains a review on string thermodynamics in flat space, setting the stage. Chapters 3 and 4 contain the detailed study of the random walk picture in a general curved background. Chapters 5 and 6 then apply this to Rindler space, the near-horizon approximation of a generic (uncharged) black hole. Chapters 7 and 8 contain a study of the AdS3 and BTZ WZW models where we study the thermal spectrum and the resulting random walk picture that emerges. Chapters 9 and 10 attempt to draw general conclusions from the study of the two specific examples earlier: we draw lessons on string thermodynamics in general and on (perturbative) string thermodynamics around black hole horizons. For the latter, we point out a possible link to the firewall paradox. Finally, chapter 11 contains a detailed discussion on the near-Hagedorn (and high-energy) stress tensor in a generic spacetime, the results of which are applied to provide a description of the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy in terms of long string equilibration.

  5. Iridium abundance measurements across bio-event horizons in the fossil record

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    Orth, C.J.; Attrep, M. Jr.; Quintana, L.R. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA))

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Geochemical measurements have been performed on thousands of rock samples collected across bio-event horizons using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) for about 40 common and trace elements and radiochemical isolation procedures for Ir. On selected samples, Os, Pt and Au were also radiochemically determined. These studies have encompassed the time interval from the Precambrian-Cambrian transition to the Late Eocene impact (microspherule) horizons. Our early work strengthened the Alvarez impact hypothesis by finding the Ir (PGE) anomaly at the K-T boundary in continental sedimentary sequences. In collaborations with paleontologists, weak to moderately string Ir anomalies have been discovered at the Frasnian-Famennian boundary in Australia, in the Early Mississippian of Oklahoma, at the Mississipian-Pennsylvanian boundary of Oklahoma and Texas, and in the Late Cenomanian throughout the western interior of North America and on the south coast of England to date. We have found no compelling evidence for an impact related cause for these anomalies although PGE impact signatures in the two Late Cenomanian anomalies could be masked by the strong terrestrial mafic to ultramafic overprint. Thus far, our evidence for extinction events older than the terminal Cretaceous does not support recent hypotheses which suggest that impacts from cyclic swarms of comets in the inner Solar system were responsible for the periodic mass extinctions. 50 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  6. Microbial gene functions enriched in the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea oil plume

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    Lu, Z.; Deng, Y.; Nostrand, J.D. Van; He, Z.; Voordeckers, J.; Zhou, A.; Lee, Y.-J.; Mason, O.U.; Dubinsky, E.; Chavarria, K.; Tom, L.; Fortney, J.; Lamendella, R.; Jansson, J.K.; D?haeseleer, P.; Hazen, T.C.; Zhou, J.

    2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the deepest and largest offshore spill in U.S. history and its impacts on marine ecosystems are largely unknown. Here, we showed that the microbial community functional composition and structure were dramatically altered in a deep-sea oil plume resulting from the spill. A variety of metabolic genes involved in both aerobic and anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation were highly enriched in the plume compared to outside the plume, indicating a great potential for intrinsic bioremediation or natural attenuation in the deep-sea. Various other microbial functional genes relevant to carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and iron cycling, metal resistance, and bacteriophage replication were also enriched in the plume. Together, these results suggest that the indigenous marine microbial communities could play a significant role in biodegradation of oil spills in deep-sea environments.

  7. Extremal Rotating Black Holes in the Near-Horizon Limit: Phase Space and Symmetry Algebra

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    Compère, G; Seraj, A; Sheikh-Jabbari, M M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct the NHEG phase space, the classical phase space of Near-Horizon Extremal Geometries with fixed angular momenta and entropy, and with the largest symmetry algebra. We focus on vacuum solutions to $d$ dimensional Einstein gravity. Each element in the phase space is a geometry with $SL(2,R)\\times U(1)^{d-3}$ Killing isometries which has vanishing $SL(2,R)$ and constant $U(1)$ charges. We construct an on-shell vanishing symplectic structure, which leads to an infinite set of symplectic symmetries. In four spacetime dimensions, the phase space is unique and the symmetry algebra consists of the familiar Virasoro algebra, while in $d > 4$ dimensions the symmetry algebra, the NHEG algebra, contains infinitely many Virasoro subalgebras. The nontrivial central term of the algebra is proportional to the black hole entropy. This phase space and in particular its symmetries might serve as a basis for a semiclassical description of extremal rotating black hole microstates.

  8. Black Hole spin dependence of general relativistic multi-transonic accretion close to the horizon

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    Tapas K. Das; Sankhasubhra Nag; Swathi Hegde; Sourav Bhattacharya; Ishita Maity; Bozena Czerny; Paramita Barai; Paul J. Wiita; Vladimir Karas; Tapan Naskar

    2014-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce a novel formalism to investigate the role of the spin angular momentum of astrophysical black holes in influencing the behaviour of low angular momentum general relativistic accretion. We propose a metric independent analysis of axisymmetric general relativistic flow, and consequently formulate the space and time dependent equations describing the general relativistic hydrodynamic accretion flow in the Kerr metric. The associated stationary critical solutions for such flow equations are provided and the stability of the stationary transonic configuration is examined using an elegant linear perturbation technique. We examine the properties of infalling material for both prograde and retrograde accretion as a function of the Kerr parameter at extremely close proximity to the event horizon. Our formalism can be used to identify a new spectral signature of black hole spin, and has the potential of performing the black hole shadow imaging corresponding to the low angular momentum accretion flow.

  9. Gödel black hole, closed timelike horizon, and the study of particle emissions

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    Sourav Bhattacharya; Anirban Saha

    2010-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that a particle, with positive orbital angular momentum, following an outgoing null/timelike geodesic, shall never reach the closed timelike horizon (CTH) present in the $(4+1)$-dimensional rotating G\\"{o}del black hole space-time. Therefore a large part of this space-time remains inaccessible to a large class of geodesic observers, depending on the conserved quantities associated with them. We discuss how this fact and the existence of the closed timelike curves present in the asymptotic region make the quantum field theoretic study of the Hawking radiation, where the asymptotic observer states are a pre-requisite, unclear. However, the semiclassical approach provides an alternative to verify the Smarr formula derived recently for the rotating G\\"{o}del black hole. We present a systematic analysis of particle emissions, specifically for scalars, charged Dirac spinors and vectors, from this black hole via the semiclassical complex path method.

  10. Lyapunov exponents and anomalous diffusion of a Lorentz gas with infinite horizon using approximate zeta functions

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    Dahlqvist, P. [Royal Inst. of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the Lyapunov exponent, the generalized Lyapunov exponents, and the diffusion constant for a Lorentz gas on a square lattice, thus having infinite horizon. Approximate zeta functions, written in terms of probabilities rather than periodic orbits, are used in order to avoid the convergence problems of cycle expansions. The emphasis is on the relaxation between the analytic structure of the zeta function, where a branch cut plays an important role, and the asymptotic dynamics of the system. The Lyapunov exponent for the corresponding map agrees with the conjectured limit {lambda}{sub map}=-2 log(R) + C + O(R) and we derive an approximate value for the constant C in good agreement with numerical simulations. We also find a diverging diffusion constant D(t){approx}log t and a phase transition for the generalized Lyapunov exponents.

  11. Draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015 in the area of Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry,

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Important notice of this document. #12;HORIZON 2020 ­ WORK PROGRAMME 2014-2015 Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry ..................... 14 SFS-7-2014/2015: Genetic resources and agricultural diversity for food security, productivity

  12. Renormalized Vacuum Polarization and Stress Tensor on the Horizon of a Schwarzschild Black Hole Threaded by a Cosmic String

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    Adrian C. Ottewill; Peter Taylor

    2010-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate the renormalized vacuum polarization and stress tensor for a massless, arbitrarily coupled scalar field in the Hartle-Hawking vacuum state on the horizon of a Schwarzschild black hole threaded by an infinte straight cosmic string. This calculation relies on a generalized Heine identity for non-integer Legendre functions which we derive without using specific properties of the Legendre functions themselves.

  13. Adaptive Receding Horizon Control of Tubular Bioreactors J.M. Igreja, J. M. Lemos and R. N. Silva

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    Adaptive Receding Horizon Control of Tubular Bioreactors J.M. Igreja, J. M. Lemos and R. N. Silva algorithm to tubular bioreactors. According to the control strategy proposed, the system of PDEs describing bioreactors. The approach followed consists in approximating the hyperbolic PDE describing the plant

  14. A knowledge-based approach of seismic interpretation : horizon and dip-fault detection by means of cognitive vision.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A knowledge-based approach of seismic interpretation : horizon and dip-fault detection by means presents preliminary results obtained through a new seismic interpretation methodology based on cognitive building process. The efforts currently made to improve seismic interpretation are mainly focused

  15. Load Reduction of Wind Turbines Using Receding Horizon Control Mohsen Soltani, Rafael Wisniewski, Per Brath, and Stephen Boyd

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    Load Reduction of Wind Turbines Using Receding Horizon Control Mohsen Soltani, Rafael Wisniewski, Per Brath, and Stephen Boyd Abstract-- Large scale wind turbines are lightly damped mechanical% respectively, when compared to a conventional controller. I. INTRODUCTION The size of wind turbine structures

  16. Apparent horizon and gravitational thermodynamics of the Universe: Solutions to the temperature and entropy confusions, and extensions to modified gravity

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    David Wenjie Tian; Ivan Booth

    2015-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermodynamics of the Universe is restudied by requiring its compatibility with the holographic-style gravitational equations which govern the dynamics of both the cosmological apparent horizon and the entire Universe. We start from the Lambda Cold Dark Matter ($\\Lambda$CDM) cosmology of general relativity (GR) to establish a framework for the gravitational thermodynamics. The Cai-Kim Clausius equation $T_{\\text{A}}dS_{\\text{A}}=-dE_{\\text{A}}=-A_{\\text{A}} \\psi_t$ for the isochoric process of an instantaneous apparent horizon indicates that, the Universe and its horizon entropies encode the Positive Out thermodynamic sign convention, which encourage us to adjust the traditional positive-heat-in Gibbs equation into the positive-heat-out version $dE_m=-T_mdS_m-P_mdV$. It turns out that the standard and the generalized second laws (GSLs) of nondecreasing entropies are always respected by the event-horizon system as long as the expanding Universe is dominated by nonexotic matter $-1\\leq w_m\\leq 1$, while for the apparent-horizon simple open system the two second laws hold if $-1\\leq w_martificial local equilibrium assumption is abandoned in the GSL. All constraints regarding entropy evolution are expressed by the equation of state parameters, which show that from a thermodynamic perspective the phantom dark energy is less favored than the cosmological constant and the quintessence. Finally, the whole framework is extended from GR and $\\Lambda$CDM to modified gravities with field equations $R_{\\mu\

  17. Energy dispatch schedule optimization and cost benefit analysis for grid-connected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems

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    Nottrott, A.; Kleissl, J.; Washom, B.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    State Assembly Bill 2514 – Energy storage systems,” Energy Storage for the Electricity5. D. Rastler, Electric Energy Storage Technology Options: A

  18. An Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Implications of Different Approaches to Capturing the Value of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives

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    Bolinger, Mark

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Issue Brief: Reassessing Renewable Energy Subsidies. Marchupdate: PTC resurrection” Renewable Energy-Research Note,and Public Economics of Renewable Electricity Generation. ”

  19. An Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Implications of Different Approaches to Capturing the Value of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives

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    Bolinger, Mark

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Brief: Reassessing Renewable Energy Subsidies. March 25,PTC resurrection” Renewable Energy-Research Note, March 7,in Utility-Scale Renewable Energy” Project Finance Newswire,

  20. Is it Worth it? A Comparative Analysis of Cost-Benefit Projections for State Renewables Portfolio Standards

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    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    likelihood that coal-fired generation will set wholesalethat RPS generation may increasingly displace coal-fired and

  1. A Cost-Benefit Assessment of Gasification-Based Biorefining in the Kraft Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Eric D. Larson; Stefano Consonni; Ryan E. Katofsky; Kristiina Iisa; W. James Frederick

    2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Production of liquid fuels and chemicals via gasification of kraft black liquor and woody residues (''biorefining'') has the potential to provide significant economic returns for kraft pulp and paper mills replacing Tomlinson boilers beginning in the 2010-2015 timeframe. Commercialization of gasification technologies is anticipated in this period, and synthesis gas from gasifiers can be converted into liquid fuels using catalytic synthesis technologies that are in most cases already commercially established today in the ''gas-to-liquids'' industry. These conclusions are supported by detailed analysis carried out in a two-year project co-funded by the American Forest and Paper Association and the Biomass Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. This work assessed the energy, environment, and economic costs and benefits of biorefineries at kraft pulp and paper mills in the United States. Seven detailed biorefinery process designs were developed for a reference freesheet pulp/paper mill in the Southeastern U.S., together with the associated mass/energy balances, air emissions estimates, and capital investment requirements. Commercial (''Nth'') plant levels of technology performance and cost were assumed. The biorefineries provide chemical recovery services and co-produce process steam for the mill, some electricity, and one of three liquid fuels: a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic crude oil (which would be refined to vehicle fuels at existing petroleum refineries), dimethyl ether (a diesel engine fuel or LPG substitute), or an ethanol-rich mixed-alcohol product. Compared to installing a new Tomlinson power/recovery system, a biorefinery would require larger capital investment. However, because the biorefinery would have higher energy efficiencies, lower air emissions, and a more diverse product slate (including transportation fuel), the internal rates of return (IRR) on the incremental capital investments would be attractive under many circumstances. For nearly all of the cases examined in the study, the IRR lies between 14% and 18%, assuming a 25-year levelized world oil price of $50/bbl--the US Department of Energy's 2006 reference oil price projection. The IRRs would rise to as high as 35% if positive incremental environmental benefits associated with biorefinery products are monetized (e.g., if an excise tax credit for the liquid fuel is available comparable to the one that exists for ethanol in the United States today). Moreover, if future crude oil prices are higher ($78/bbl levelized price, the US Department of Energy's 2006 high oil price scenario projection, representing an extrapolation of mid-2006 price levels), the calculated IRR exceeds 45% in some cases when environmental attributes are also monetized. In addition to the economic benefits to kraft pulp/paper producers, biorefineries widely implemented at pulp mills in the U.S. would result in nationally-significant liquid fuel production levels, petroleum savings, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and criteria-pollutant reductions. These are quantified in this study. A fully-developed pulpmill biorefinery industry could be double or more the size of the current corn-ethanol industry in the United States in terms of annual liquid fuel production. Forest biomass resources are sufficient in the United States to sustainably support such a scale of forest biorefining in addition to the projected growth in pulp and paper production.

  2. Is it Worth it? A Comparative Analysis of Cost-Benefit Projections for State Renewables Portfolio Standards

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    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to RPS generation requirements, wind cost assumptions arethe sudden leap in wind costs over the past two years, theespecially if higher wind costs persist. However, most, if

  3. Brucellosis losses, cost/benefits and the feasibility of an annual brucellosis prevention program for Texas beef producers

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    Jones, Robert Edwin Lawrence

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sample to aid in the traceback of any positive reactors. The MCI program has been modified in many states to MCT (Market Cattle Testing). Under this method, all breeding age animals in the livestock market, including those to be slaughtered... Ring Test (BRT) for dairy cattle, the Market Cattle Testing program (MCT), and, in some areas, the community area test for beef cattle. The BRT is conducted at least three times a year in each dairy herd with all animals' blood tested in herds...

  4. Is it Worth it? A Comparative Analysis of Cost-Benefit Projections for State Renewables Portfolio Standards

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    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    generation, while hydro, landfill gas, and solar eachGeothermal Solar Hydro Landfill Gas Biomass Co-Fire Biomass

  5. Is it Worth it? A Comparative Analysis of Cost-Benefit Projections for State Renewables Portfolio Standards

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    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    such as the natural gas price forecast and the presumedrely on dated natural gas price forecasts projecting pricespossible, base-case natural gas price forecasts should be

  6. An Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Implications of Different Approaches to Capturing the Value of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives

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    Bolinger, Mark

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    levelized cost of energy (“LCOE”). Tax Equity Yield (after-power closer to achieving LCOE goals (and at no additionallevelized cost of energy (“LCOE”). 3. Model Descriptions and

  7. Energy dispatch schedule optimization and cost benefit analysis for grid-connected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems

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    Nottrott, A.; Kleissl, J.; Washom, B.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    or $100- 400 per kWh) at an installed cost of approximatelyinstalled cost of about $400 - $500 per kWh (approximately

  8. Energy dispatch schedule optimization and cost benefit analysis for grid-connected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems

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    Nottrott, A.; Kleissl, J.; Washom, B.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    photovoltaic systems with battery storages control based onconnected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems A. Nottrott,combined photovoltaic-battery storage system (PV+ system).

  9. Energy dispatch schedule optimization and cost benefit analysis for grid-connected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems

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    Nottrott, A.; Kleissl, J.; Washom, B.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    energy bill savings for the utility customer are the only value proposition considered in the valuation of the storage

  10. Energy dispatch schedule optimization and cost benefit analysis for grid-connected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems

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    Nottrott, A.; Kleissl, J.; Washom, B.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    6a). If the market price for Lithium-ion batteries decreasesquestion: What is the price at which Lithium-ion batteriesto estimate the price at which Lithium-ion energy storage

  11. New cost structure approach in green buildings : cost-benefit analysis for widespread acceptance and long-term practice

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    Wang, Zhiyong, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the concepts of sustainable building have been widely accepted in the market, there are unavoidable challenges toward widespread acceptance and long-term practice. Crossing green building development, there is ...

  12. Brucellosis losses, cost/benefits and the feasibility of an annual brucellosis prevention program for Texas beef producers 

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    Jones, Robert Edwin Lawrence

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , Fiscal Years 1974-77 48 18 19 Distribution of Quarantined Beef Herds by Region and Number of Tests Required to Clean Up, Texas, Fiscal Years 1974-77 . Infected Beef Herds Depopulated by Region and Initial Infection Rate, Texas, Fiscal Years 1974...

  13. Is it Worth it? A Comparative Analysis of Cost-Benefit Projections for State Renewables Portfolio Standards

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    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    wind costs; the uncertainties involved with predicting these two inputs highlight the importance of performing scenario analysis.

  14. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Flexibility Retrofits for Coal and Gas-Fueled Power Plants: August 2012 - December 2013

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    Venkataraman, S.; Jordan, G.; O'Connor, M.; Kumar, N.; Lefton, S.; Lew, D.; Brinkman, G.; Palchak, D.; Cochran, J.

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High penetrations of wind and solar power plants can induce on/off cycling and ramping of fossil-fueled generators. This can lead to wear-and-tear costs and changes in emissions for fossil-fueled generators. Phase 2 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS-2) determined these costs and emissions and simulated grid operations to investigate the full impact of wind and solar on the fossil-fueled fleet. This report studies the costs and benefits of retrofitting existing units for improved operational flexibility (i.e., capability to turndown lower, start and stop faster, and ramp faster between load set-points).

  15. Energy dispatch schedule optimization and cost benefit analysis for grid-connected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems

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    Nottrott, A.; Kleissl, J.; Washom, B.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    photovoltaic-battery storage system (PV+ system). The LPrate). Eq. 1 minimizes net PV+ battery system power output (photovoltaic-battery storage system (PV+ system). The

  16. Extensive English Summary CPB Special Publication 57: Wind energy at the North Sea: A social Cost-benefit analysis

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    uncertainties, such as developments in the price of CO2 emission rights through the climate policy, the supply of more favourable hypotheses with regard to cost reductions over time, higher fuel prices, higher CO2 production to (1) based on cost effectiveness in renewable electricity 3. Phased construction of 6,000 MW

  17. Discounting, EPA's Nonroad Spark-Engine Rule, and the Hidden Anti-Regulatory Agenda of Cost-Benefit Analysis

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    Corey, Jeffrey C.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF THE CONTINGENT VALUATION METHOD IN THE U.S. , E.U. , ANDby more tradi- tional valuation methods. In order to examinehighlight that EPA's valuation methods are not typical and

  18. Cost benefits from applying advanced heat rejection concepts to a wet/dry-cooled binary geothermal plant

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    Faletti, D.W.

    1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optimized ammonia heat rejection system designs were carried out for three water allocations equivalent to 9, 20, and 31% of that of a 100% wet-cooled plant. The Holt/Procon design of a 50-MWe binary geothermal plant for the Heber site was used as a design basis. The optimization process took into account the penalties for replacement power, gas turbine capital, and lost capacity due to increased heat rejection temperature, as well as added base plant capacity and fuel to provide fan and pump power to the heat rejection system. Descriptions of the three plant designs are presented. For comparison, a wet tower loop was costed out for a 100% wet-cooled plant using the parameters of the Holt/Procon design. Wet/dry cooling was found to increase the cost of electricity by 28% above that of a 100% wet-cooled plant for all three of the water allocations studied (9, 20, and 31%). The application selected for a preconceptual evaluation of the BCT (binary cooling tower) system was the use of agricultural waste water from the New River, located in California's Imperial Valley, to cool a 50-MWe binary geothermal plant. Technical and cost evaluations at the preconceptual level indicated that performance estimates provided by Tower Systems Incorporated (TSI) were reasonable and that TSI's tower cost, although 2 to 19% lower than PNL estimates, was also reasonable. Electrical cost comparisonswere made among the BCT system, a conventional 100% wet system, and a 9% wet/dry ammonia system, all using agricultural waste water with solar pond disposal. The BCT system cost the least, yielding a cost of electricity only 13% above that of a conventional wet system using high quality water and 14% less than either the conventional 100% wet or the 9% wet/dry ammonia system.

  19. Energy dispatch schedule optimization and cost benefit analysis for grid-connected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems

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    Nottrott, A.; Kleissl, J.; Washom, B.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    potentials) have been clearly identified [4,5], dispatch strategies for stored energy that maximize the financial value of combined renewable

  20. An Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Implications of Different Approaches to Capturing the Value of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives

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    Bolinger, Mark

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    renewable energy tax credits refundable) would, in turn, enhance the potentialrenewable energy tax credits refundable) would, in turn, enhance the potential

  1. The Restructuring and Privatisation of Electricity Distribution and Supply Business in Brazil: A Social Cost-Benefit Analysis

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    Mota, Raffaella L

    2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    ) Refers to the total of sales on the year of the auction or on the year immediately after the auction Sources: Aneel (2002), Mercado de distribuicao Brasil 2000 - concessionarias de energia eletrica, www.aneel.gov.br.; BNDES (2001...

  2. National and Regional Water and Wastewater Rates For Use inCost-Benefit Models and Evaluations of Water Efficiency Programs

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    Fisher, Diane C.; Whitehead, Camilla Dunham; Melody, Moya

    2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calculating the benefits and costs of water conservation orefficiency programs requires knowing the marginal cost of the water andwastewater saved by those programs. Developing an accurate picture of thepotential cost savings from water conservation requires knowing the costof the last few units of water consumed or wastewater released, becausethose are the units that would be saved by increased water efficiency.This report describes the data we obtained on water and wastewater ratesand costs, data gaps we identified, and other issues related to using thedata to estimate the cost savings that might accrue from waterconservation programs. We identified three water and wastewater ratesources. Of these, we recommend using Raftelis Financial Corporation(RFC) because it: a) has the most comprehensive national coverage; and b)provides greatest detail on rates to calculate marginal rates. The figurebelow shows the regional variation in water rates for a range ofconsumption blocks. Figure 1A Marginal Rates of Water Blocks by Regionfrom RFC 2004Water and wastewater rates are rising faster than the rateof inflation. For example, from 1996 to 2004 the average water rateincreased 39.5 percent, average wastewater rate increased 37.8 percent,the CPI (All Urban) increased 20.1 percent, and the CPI (Water andSewerage Maintenance) increased 31.1 percent. On average, annualincreases were 4.3 percent for water and 4.1 percent for wastewater,compared to 2.3 percent for the All Urban CPI and 3.7 percent for the CPIfor water and sewerage maintenance. If trends in rates for water andwastewater rates continue, water-efficient products will become morevaluable and more cost-effective.

  3. An Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Implications of Different Approaches to Capturing the Value of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives

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    Bolinger, Mark

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the Value of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Mark Bolingerthe value of renewable energy tax incentives in threegovernment incentives for renewable energy deployment. It

  4. Evaluating Utility Executives' Perceptions of Smart Grid Costs, Benefits and Adoption Plans To Assess Impacts on Building Design and Construction

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    Rao, Ameya Vinayak

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    to be implemented in various magnitudes across utilities in the near future. To accommodate these technologies significant changes will have to be incorporated in building design construction and planning. This research paper attempts to evaluate public utility... for implementing a comprehensive smart grid system are extensive. Smart grid hardware and software technologies are in the evolving stage and returns on smart grid investments are uncertain. 1.2 NEED FOR RESEARCH The transformation of the electric system...

  5. An application of cost-benefit analysis to the Al-Qateef, Saudi Arabia, water management project

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    Thenayan, Abdullah T

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , Riyadh, Qatee, , an!f i&naiza eerie into being, a tribal 12ader or a family establisl-ed some morc lf Kuie over a g oup of scattered towns but tier m no mormon:. . t s ates unt '. tne Saild1 et= w sich star ei ' 2 !liig thE' . l The citatiors ori... but not in Al-Qateef. Oasis f32, p. 24]. It is expected that some varieties of these crops will be adapted and gt! w!1 co . !Ierciol. 2;1, ' "r e mo: ' . , !od, rn ir& lf at ! On sch!'. , !P 1 s c?tie! ou" ! 32, p. 39] VaLe: . equi e. . n1s Thc s!!pply o...

  6. Energy dispatch schedule optimization and cost benefit analysis for grid-connected, photovoltaic-battery storage systems

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    Nottrott, A.; Kleissl, J.; Washom, B.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rastler, Electric Energy Storage Technology Options: A WhiteJ. Østergaard, Battery energy storage technology for powerof advanced energy storage technologies as a means to

  7. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Flexibility Retrofits for Coal and Gas Fueled Power Plants: August 2012 - December 2013

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power Administration would likeConstitution AndControllingCoolCorrective Action1,a,

  8. Event-horizon-scale structure in the supermassive black hole candidate at the Galactic Centre

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    Sheperd Doeleman; Jonathan Weintroub; Alan E. E. Rogers; Richard Plambeck; Robert Freund; Remo P. J. Tilanus; Per Friberg; Lucy M. Ziurys; James M. Moran; Brian Corey; Ken H. Young; Daniel L. Smythe; Michael Titus; Daniel P. Marrone; Roger J. Cappallo; Douglas C. J. Bock; Geoffrey C. Bower; Richard Chamberlin; Gary R. Davis; Thomas P. Krichbaum; James Lamb; Holly Maness; Arthur E. Niell; Alan Roy; Peter Strittmatter; Daniel Werthimer; Alan R. Whitney; David Woody

    2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The cores of most galaxies are thought to harbour supermassive black holes, which power galactic nuclei by converting the gravitational energy of accreting matter into radiation (ref 1). Sagittarius A*, the compact source of radio, infrared and X-ray emission at the centre of the Milky Way, is the closest example of this phenomenon, with an estimated black hole mass that is 4 million times that of the Sun (refs. 2,3). A long-standing astronomical goal is to resolve structures in the innermost accretion flow surrounding Sgr A* where strong gravitational fields will distort the appearance of radiation emitted near the black hole. Radio observations at wavelengths of 3.5 mm and 7 mm have detected intrinsic structure in Sgr A*, but the spatial resolution of observations at these wavelengths is limited by interstellar scattering (refs. 4-7). Here we report observations at a wavelength of 1.3 mm that set a size of 37 (+16, -10; 3-sigma) microarcseconds on the intrinsic diameter of Sgr A*. This is less than the expected apparent size of the event horizon of the presumed black hole, suggesting that the bulk of SgrA* emission may not be not centred on the black hole, but arises in the surrounding accretion flow.

  9. DETECTION OF THE COSMIC {gamma}-RAY HORIZON FROM MULTIWAVELENGTH OBSERVATIONS OF BLAZARS

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    Dominguez, A.; Siana, B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States); Finke, J. D. [U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Space Science Division, Code 7653, 4555 Overlook Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Prada, F. [Campus of International Excellence UAM-CSIC, Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid (Spain); Primack, J. R. [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Kitaura, F. S. [Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, D-14482 Potsdam (Germany); Paneque, D., E-mail: albertod@ucr.edu [Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, SLAC, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States)

    2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The first statistically significant detection of the cosmic {gamma}-ray horizon (CGRH) that is independent of any extragalactic background light (EBL) model is presented. The CGRH is a fundamental quantity in cosmology. It gives an estimate of the opacity of the universe to very high energy (VHE) {gamma}-ray photons due to photon-photon pair production with the EBL. The only estimations of the CGRH to date are predictions from EBL models and lower limits from {gamma}-ray observations of cosmological blazars and {gamma}-ray bursts. Here, we present homogeneous synchrotron/synchrotron self-Compton (SSC) models of the spectral energy distributions of 15 blazars based on (almost) simultaneous observations from radio up to the highest energy {gamma}-rays taken with the Fermi satellite. These synchrotron/SSC models predict the unattenuated VHE fluxes, which are compared with the observations by imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. This comparison provides an estimate of the optical depth of the EBL, which allows us a derivation of the CGRH through a maximum likelihood analysis that is EBL-model independent. We find that the observed CGRH is compatible with the current knowledge of the EBL.

  10. Detection of the Cosmic ?-Ray Horizon From Multiwavelength Observations of Blazars

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    Dominguez, A.; Finke, J. D.; Prada, F.; Primack, J. R.; Kitaura, F. S.; Siana, B.; Paneque, D.

    2013-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The first statistically significant detection of the cosmic ?-ray horizon (CGRH) that is independent of any extragalactic background light (EBL) model is presented. The CGRH is a fundamental quantity in cosmology. It gives an estimate of the opacity of the Universe to very high energy (VHE) ?-ray photons due to photon-photon pair production with the EBL. The only estimations of the CGRH to date are predictions from EBL models and lower limits from ?-ray observations of cosmological blazars and ?-ray bursts. Here, we present homogeneous synchrotron/synchrotron self-Compton (SSC) models of the spectral energy distributions of 15 blazars based on (almost) simultaneous observations from radio up to the highest energy ?-rays taken with the Fermi satellite. These synchrotron/SSC models predict the unattenuated VHE fluxes, which are compared with the observations by imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. This comparison provides an estimate of the optical depth of the EBL, which allows a derivation of the CGRH through a maximum likelihood analysis that is EBL-model independent. We find that the observed CGRH is compatible with the current knowledge of the EBL.

  11. X-RAY TRANSIENTS IN THE ADVANCED LIGO/VIRGO HORIZON

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    Kanner, Jonah [LIGO-California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Baker, John; Blackburn, Lindy; Camp, Jordan [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mail Code 663, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Mooley, Kunal [California Institute of Technology, Astronomy Department, Mail Code 249-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Mushotzky, Richard; Ptak, Andy, E-mail: jonah.kanner@ligo.org [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mail Code 661, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo will be all-sky monitors for merging compact objects within a few hundred megaparsecs. Finding the electromagnetic counterparts to these events will require an understanding of the transient sky at low redshift (z < 0.1). We performed a systematic search for extragalactic, low redshift, transient events in the XMM-Newton Slew Survey. In a flux limited sample, we found that highly variable objects comprised 10% of the sample, and that of these, 10% were spatially coincident with cataloged optical galaxies. This led to 4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} transients per square degree above a flux threshold of 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -12} erg cm{sup -2} s{sup -1} (0.2-2 keV) which might be confused with LIGO/Virgo counterparts. This represents the first extragalactic measurement of the soft X-ray transient rate within the Advanced LIGO/Virgo horizon. Our search revealed six objects that were spatially coincident with previously cataloged galaxies, lacked evidence for optical active galactic nuclei, displayed high luminosities {approx}10{sup 43} erg s{sup -1}, and varied in flux by more than a factor of 10 when compared with the ROSAT All-Sky Survey. At least four of these displayed properties consistent with previously observed tidal disruption events.

  12. Clustering of quintessence on horizon scales and its imprint on HI intensity mapping

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    Duniya, Didam G.A.; Bertacca, Daniele; Maartens, Roy, E-mail: adamsgwazah@gmail.com, E-mail: daniele.bertacca@gmail.com, E-mail: roy.maartens@gmail.com [Physics Department, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town 7535 (South Africa)

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quintessence can cluster only on horizon scales. What is the effect on the observed matter distribution? To answer this, we need a relativistic approach that goes beyond the standard Newtonian calculation and deals properly with large scales. Such an approach has recently been developed for the case when dark energy is vacuum energy, which does not cluster at all. We extend this relativistic analysis to deal with dynamical dark energy. Using three quintessence potentials as examples, we compute the angular power spectrum for the case of an HI intensity map survey. Compared to the concordance model with the same small-scale power at z = 0, quintessence boosts the angular power by up to ? 15% at high redshifts, while power in the two models converges at low redshifts. The difference is mainly due to the background evolution, driven mostly by the normalization of the power spectrum today. The dark energy perturbations make only a small contribution on the largest scales, and a negligible contribution on smaller scales. Ironically, the dark energy perturbations remove the false boost of large-scale power that arises if we impose the (unphysical) assumption that the dark energy is smooth.

  13. Generalized second law of thermodynamics on the apparent horizon in modified Gauss-Bonnet gravity

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    Abdolmaleki, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modified gravity and generalized second law (GSL) of thermodynamics are interesting topics in the modern cosmology. In this regard, we investigate the GSL of gravitational thermodynamics in the framework of modified Gauss-Bonnet gravity or f(G)-gravity. We consider a spatially FRW universe filled with the matter and radiation enclosed by the dynamical apparent horizon with the Hawking temperature. For two viable f(G) models, we first numerically solve the set of differential equations governing the dynamics of f(G)-gravity. Then, we obtain the evolutions of the Hubble parameter, the Gauss-Bonnet curvature invariant term, the density and equation of state parameters as well as the deceleration parameter. In addition, we check the energy conditions for both models and finally examine the validity of the GSL. For the selected f(G) models, we conclude that both models have a stable de Sitter attractor. The equation of state parameters behave quite similar to those of the LCDM model in the radiation/matter dominat...

  14. A problem of hypothetical emerging of cosmic background radiation photons on horizon in the standard model of universe

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    V. Skalsky

    2000-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The present temperature of cosmic background radiation and the present number density of photons of cosmic background radiation in the observed expansive and isotropic relativistic Universe is in the standard model of universe explained by the assumption of emergence of the photons of cosmic background radiation on the horizon (of the most remote visibility). However, the physical analysis shows unambiguously that this assumption contradicts the special theory of relativity and the quantum mechanics.

  15. Flexural unfolding of horizons using paleomagnetic vectors M.J. Ramn a,b,*, Emilio L. Pueyo a

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    Zaragoza, Universidad de

    Flexural unfolding of horizons using paleomagnetic vectors M.J. Ramón a,b,*, Emilio L. Pueyo a , José Luis Briz c,d , Andrés Pocoví b , José Carlos Ciria c a Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME), Unidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain b Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra, University

  16. Monitoring and Reporting Services for the Toronto Library, Final Report, TESCOR Energy Services, through Energy Systems Associates and New Horizons Technology

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    Haberl, J. S.; Athar, A.; Claridge, D. E.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the work performed for TESCOR Energy Services through Energy Systems Associates and New Horizons Technology. This work includes the monitoring and analysis of data from the data logger that was installed in the Toronto Library...

  17. Deep-Diving Cetaceans of the Gulf of Mexico : : Acoustic Ecology and Response to Natural and Anthropogenic Forces Including the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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    Merkens, Karlina Paul

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2.4.1 Seasonal and Oil-spill related trends . . 2.4.2 Diel1.4 The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill . . . . 1.5 DataOil Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure

  18. Horizon-absorption effects in coalescing black-hole binaries: An effective-one-body study of the non-spinning case

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    Sebastiano Bernuzzi; Alessandro Nagar; Anil Zenginoglu

    2012-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the horizon absorption of gravitational waves in coalescing, circularized, nonspinning black hole binaries. The horizon absorbed fluxes of a binary with a large mass ratio (q=1000) obtained by numerical perturbative simulations are compared with an analytical, effective-one-body (EOB) resummed expression recently proposed. The perturbative method employs an analytical, linear in the mass ratio, effective-one-body (EOB) resummed radiation reaction, and the Regge-Wheeler-Zerilli (RWZ) formalism for wave extraction. Hyperboloidal (transmitting) layers are employed for the numerical solution of the RWZ equations to accurately compute horizon fluxes up to the late plunge phase. The horizon fluxes from perturbative simulations and the EOB-resummed expression agree at the level of a few percent down to the late plunge. An upgrade of the EOB model for nonspinning binaries that includes horizon absorption of angular momentum as an additional term in the resummed radiation reaction is then discussed. The effect of this term on the waveform phasing for binaries with mass ratios spanning 1 to 1000 is investigated. We confirm that for comparable and intermediate-mass-ratio binaries horizon absorbtion is practically negligible for detection with advanced LIGO and the Einstein Telescope (faithfulness greater than or equal to 0.997).

  19. EFT Beyond the Horizon: Stochastic Inflation and How Primordial Quantum Fluctuations Go Classical

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    C. P. Burgess; R. Holman; G. Tasinato; M. Williams

    2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We identify the effective theory describing inflationary super-Hubble scales and show it to be a special case of effective field theories appropriate to open systems. Open systems allow information to be exchanged between the degrees of freedom of interest and those that are integrated out, such as for particles moving through a fluid. Strictly speaking they cannot in general be described by an effective lagrangian; rather the appropriate `low-energy' limit is instead a Lindblad equation describing the evolution of the density matrix of the slow degrees of freedom. We derive the equation relevant to super-Hubble modes of quantum fields in near-de Sitter spacetimes and derive two implications. We show the evolution of the diagonal density-matrix elements quickly approaches the Fokker-Planck equation of Starobinsky's stochastic inflationary picture. This provides an alternative first-principles derivation of this picture's stochastic noise and drift, as well as its leading corrections. (An application computes the noise for systems with a sub-luminal sound speed.) We argue that the presence of interactions drives the off-diagonal density-matrix elements to zero in the field basis. This shows why the field basis is the `pointer basis' for the decoherence of primordial quantum fluctuations while they are outside the horizon, thus allowing them to re-enter as classical fluctuations, as assumed when analyzing CMB data. The decoherence process is efficient, occurring after several Hubble times even for interactions as weak as gravitational-strength. Crucially, the details of the interactions largely control only the decoherence time and not the nature of the final late-time stochastic state, much as interactions can control the equilibration time for thermal systems but are largely irrelevant to the properties of the resulting equilibrium state.

  20. would argue that over the last 25 to 30 years, the major driving force in issues

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    McGaughey, Alan

    dioxide emissions -- the major greenhouse gas linked to global warming. This is our next and biggest."As we look ahead, the connection between energy use and global climate change is arguably the biggest wastheculprit,butalsotheburningofcoal,which is used to generate more than half the country's electricity

  1. Development of Ceramic Waste Forms for High-Level Nuclear Waste Over the Last 30 Years

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    Vance, Eric [Institute of Materials and Engineering Science, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, New Illawarra Road, Menai, NSW, 2234 (Australia)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many types of ceramics have been put forward for immobilisation of high-level waste (HLW) from reprocessing of nuclear power plant fuel or weapons production. After describing some historical aspects of waste form research, the essential features of the chemical design and processing of these different ceramic types will be discussed briefly. Given acceptable laboratory and long-term predicted performance based on appropriately rigorous chemical design, the important processing parameters are mostly waste loading, waste throughput, footprint, offgas control/minimization, and the need for secondary waste treatment. It is concluded that the 'problem of high-level nuclear waste' is largely solved from a technical point of view, within the current regulatory framework, and that the main remaining question is which technical disposition method is optimum for a given waste. (author)

  2. Comments on: Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Program: 30 Years of Polar Observations

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    Sienicki, Krzysztof

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently Lazzara et al. (2012) presented a review of the technical and scientific progress in deployment, data collection and analysis of the Automated Weather Stations (AWS) in the Antarctic. In the subsection entitled Science Applications using AWS Observations, the authors briefly account for several scientific occurrences of meteorological data collected by AWS.

  3. Problems with low exposure Latency of arsenic caused cancer is 30 years or

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    -MALIGNANT LUNG DISEASE? 150 people without arsenic-caused skin lesions Number with chronic cough 33 (31%) OR = 3 in Drinking Water in West Bengal, India (In press, Epidemiology) Those with chronic cough #12;Figure 2

  4. Practice Test 2 1. You purchase a house with a $1,000,000, 30 year ...

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    1910-30-32T23:59:59.000Z

    3, the depreciation charge on a $20,000 car is reported to be $1,934.58. (a) What is the salvage value for the car if I am using the sinking fund depreciation ...

  5. Paths to fusion energy The next 30 years, the next 10 years

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    -state, high gain) · Trade-off between a steady-state PMI facility vs first phase a steady-state PMI facility vs first phase of FNSF Some issues treated-state PMI facility vs first phase of FNSF Some issues treated in the talk

  6. A SENSITIVITY STUDY OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE USING 30-YEAR ACTUAL WEATHER DATA

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    , CA 94720, USA 2 Green Energy and Environment Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute are compared in (Crawley, 1998). The variations of the annual energy consumption and costs can be significant, Taiwan, R.O.C. ABSTRACT Traditional energy performance calculated using building simulation

  7. Oak Ridge Reflects on 30 Years of Cleanup | Department of Energy

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  8. Y-12 Apprentice Program graduates first class in almost 30 years | National

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  9. MAP: Watch 30 Years of U.S. Solar Industry Growth | Department of Energy

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  10. MAP: Watch 30 Years of U.S. Solar Industry Growth | Department of Energy

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  11. Y-12 celebrates 30 years of sustainability | Y-12 National Security Complex

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  12. Oak Ridge Environmental Management: 30 years in 30 minutes | Department of

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  13. The holographic mapping of the Standard Model onto the black hole horizon, Part I: Abelian vector field, scalar field and BEH Mechanism

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    G. 't Hooft

    2005-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Interactions between outgoing Hawking particles and ingoing matter are determined by gravitational forces and Standard Model interactions. In particular the gravitational interactions are responsible for the unitarity of the scattering against the horizon, as dictated by the holographic principle, but the Standard Model interactions also contribute, and understanding their effects is an important first step towards a complete understanding of the horizon's dynamics. The relation between in- and outgoing states is described in terms of an operator algebra. In this paper, the first of a series, we describe the algebra induced on the horizon by U(1) vector fields and scalar fields, including the case of an Englert-Brout-Higgs mechanism, and a more careful consideration of the transverse vector field components.

  14. Environmental disaster or just a drop in the bucket: Texas scientists on the real effects of the Deewater Horizon oil spill 

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    Lee, Leslie

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Winter 2011 tx H2O 3 or just a drop in thebucket?Texas scientists on the real e#31;ects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 4 tx H2O Winter 2011 Environmental Disaster Continued What if gasoline pumped into cars, seafood eaten at restaurants... but forgo#27;en as the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon MC#31;#30;#31; drilling platform sank into its waters. A crude awakening Like any large oil spill, this one took its toll in many ways. Eleven BP employees on the rig died in the explosion...

  15. Environmental disaster or just a drop in the bucket?: Texas scientists on the real effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 

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    Lee, Leslie

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Winter 2011 tx H2O 3 or just a drop in thebucket?Texas scientists on the real e#31;ects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 4 tx H2O Winter 2011 Environmental Disaster Continued What if gasoline pumped into cars, seafood eaten at restaurants... but forgo#27;en as the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon MC#31;#30;#31; drilling platform sank into its waters. A crude awakening Like any large oil spill, this one took its toll in many ways. Eleven BP employees on the rig died in the explosion...

  16. Free Energies and Probe Actions for Near-horizon D-branes and D1 + D5 System

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    Shijong Ryang

    1999-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    By working with the free energy for the type II supergravity near-horizon solution of N coincident non-extremal Dp-branes we study the transitions among the non-conformal Dp-brane system, the perturbative super Yang-Mills theory and a certain system associated with M theory. We derive a relation between this free energy and the action of a Dp-brane probe in the N Dp-brane background. Constructing the free energy for the five dimensional black hole labeled by the D1-brane and D5-brane charges we find the similar relation between it and the action of a D1 or D5 brane probe in the D1 + D5 brane background. These relations are explained by the massive open strings stretched between the relevant D-branes

  17. Gravitational wave signatures of the absence of an event horizon: Nonradial oscillations of a thin-shell gravastar

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    Pani, Paolo [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Cagliari, and INFN sezione di Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria 09042 Monserrato (Italy); Berti, Emanuele [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848 (United States); Theoretical Astrophysics 350-17, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Cardoso, Vitor [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848 (United States); Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica - CENTRA, Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Chen Yanbei; Norte, Richard [Theoretical Astrophysics 350-17, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

    2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Gravitational waves from compact objects provide information about their structure, probing deep into strong-gravity regions. Here we illustrate how the presence or absence of an event horizon can produce qualitative differences in the gravitational waves emitted by ultracompact objects. In order to set up a straw-man ultracompact object with no event horizon, but which is otherwise almost identical to a black hole, we consider a nonrotating thin-shell model inspired by Mazur and Mottola's gravastar, which has a Schwarzschild exterior, a de Sitter interior and an infinitely thin shell with finite tension separating the two regions. As viewed from the external space-time, the shell can be located arbitrarily close to the Schwarzschild radius, so a gravastar might seem indistinguishable from a black hole when tests are only performed on its external metric. We study the linearized dynamics of the system, and, in particular, the junction conditions connecting internal and external gravitational perturbations. As a first application of the formalism we compute polar and axial oscillation modes of a thin-shell gravastar. We show that the quasinormal mode spectrum is completely different from that of a black hole, even in the limit when the surface redshift becomes infinite. Polar quasinormal modes depend on the equation of state of matter on the shell and can be used to distinguish between different gravastar models. Our calculations suggest that low-compactness gravastars could be unstable when the sound speed on the shell v{sub s}/c > or approx. 0.92.

  18. Trajectory Forecast as a Rapid Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Yonggang Liu, Robert H. Weisberg, Chuanmin Hu, and Lianyuan Zheng

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    offshore oil spill in U.S. history. This spill, which continued for 3 months, presented an unprecedented spills in many ways. Crude oil was introduced at the ocean bottom in 1500 m of water, a depthTrajectory Forecast as a Rapid Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Yonggang Liu, Robert H

  19. Of the estimated 5 million barrels of crude oil released into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a

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    Weston, Ken

    Of the estimated 5 million barrels of crude oil released into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a fraction washed ashore onto sandy beaches from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle. Researchers at the MagLab compare the detailed molecular analysis of hydrocarbons in oiled sands from

  20. DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL ESTIMATE: UPDATE JUNE 11, 2010 by Professor Satish Nagarajaiah, Rice University (www.ruf.rice.edu/~nagaraja &

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    Nagarajaiah, Satish

    DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL ESTIMATE: UPDATE JUNE 11, 2010 by Professor Satish Nagarajaiah, Rice. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/us/11spill.html?hp New Estimates Double Rate of Oil Flowing on Thursday essentially doubled its estimate of how much oil has been spewing from the out-of-control BP well

  1. The generalized second law for the interacting new agegraphic dark energy in a non-flat FRW universe enclosed by the apparent horizon

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    K. Karami; A. Abdolmaleki

    2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the validity of the generalized second law of gravitational thermodynamics in a non-flat FRW universe containing the interacting new agegraphic dark energy with cold dark matter. The boundary of the universe is assumed to be enclosed by the dynamical apparent horizon. We show that for this model, the equation of state parameter can cross the phantom divide. We also present that for the selected model under thermal equilibrium with the Hawking radiation, the generalized second law is always satisfied throughout the history of the universe. Whereas, the evolution of the entropy of the universe and apparent horizon, separately, depends on the equation of state parameter of the interacting new agegraphic dark energy model.

  2. Hs@~7A Receding Horizon @)8f$K4p$E$/ ;k3P%U%#!<%I%P%C%/$K$D$$$F

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    with the vision-based robot motion control via the nonlinear receding horizon control approach. We propose feedback control law. The control goal is to place the planar robot end-e#11;ector over a desired static. ;~9ot $K$*$$$F, M­8B6h4V [t; t +T ] $G:GE,2=LdBj$r2r$­, $=$N:]$N2r$H$7$F, :GE,@)8fB'u #3; (#28

  3. 3-D seismic surveys generate 5-D data volume. In order to estimate the horizons for interpretation and further processing, the traveltime picking needs to be performed on n-D subsets of this 5-D data volume (n5). Horizon

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    Nicoli, Monica

    Abstract 3-D seismic surveys generate 5-D data volume. In order to estimate the horizons for interpretation and further processing, the traveltime picking needs to be performed on n-D subsets of this 5-D to support the interpreters in the estimation of the events by preserving their depth continuity. The HP

  4. Hot Issue and Burning Options in Waste Management: A Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Waste-to-Energy in the UK.

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    Jamasb, Tooraj; Kiamil, H; Nepal, R

    transportation = €0.163 Total = €0.47 - €2.65 f) Coal fired plant generating electricity Investment and O&M = €25.642 CO2 = €9.5 (low) - €44.89 (high)4 Damage from other pollutants = €13.744 Total = €23.24 - €58.63 Notes: 1. European Commission (2000... Rabindra Nepal Bremer Energie Institut, Jacobs University Bremen 3 January 2008 Acknowledgements We acknowledge the support of the ESRC Electricity Policy Research Group. Authors are grateful for constructive comments from an anonymous...

  5. Cost-benefit analysis of the deep-draft dredging of coal ports on the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States

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    Graves, S.C.; Horwitch, M.; Bowman, E.H.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study deals with the question of whether US society as a whole should invest in large-scale coal-port development. The analysis takes a total-system perspective with regard to costs and benefits. The analysis does not try to attribute the costs or benefits of dredging to the various parties involved in the coal trade. Rather, the analysis assumes that society, as a whole, will both pay the costs and receive the benefits from dredging. The study lends support to those recommending caution in approaching coal-port development. There was no justification for dredging all deep-draft options simultaneously. In fact, what is very clear is that the concurrent dredging of more than one port is unwise unless one supports the most-optimistic projections for coal-export demand or relatively low real interest rates over the long run. Moreover, under no condition examined does it make sense to dredge either of the Gulf ports - Mobile or New Orleans - before dredging Hampton Roads or Baltimore. 35 references, 30 tables.

  6. Understanding the complexity of the Lvy-walk nature of human mobility with a multi-scale cost/benefit model

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    Scafetta, Nicola

    are searched in the urban area of the city of residence or in the urban area of specific nearby cities. We also by the American Institute of Physics. Related Articles A theory of energy cost and speed of climbing AIP Advances Stokesian Dynamics to swim Phys. Fluids 23, 071901 (2011) Stride-to-stride energy regulation for robust self

  7. Emission projections for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Section 812 Second Prospective Clean Air Act cost/benefit analysis

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    James H. Wilson, Jr.; Maureen A. Mullen; Andrew D. Bollman (and others) [E.H. Pechan & Associates, Inc., Springfield, VA (United States)

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the analysis, methods, and results of the recently completed emission projections. There are several unique features of this analysis. One is the use of consistent economic assumptions from the Department of Energy's Annual Energy Outlook 2005 (AEO 2005) projections as the basis for estimating 2010 and 2020 emissions for all sectors. Another is the analysis of the different emissions paths for both with and without CAAA scenarios. Other features of this analysis include being the first EPA analysis that uses the 2002 National Emission Inventory files as the basis for making 48-state emission projections, incorporating control factor files from the Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs) that had completed emission projections at the time the analysis was performed, and modeling the emission benefits of the expected adoption of measures to meet the 8-hr ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), the Clean Air Visibility Rule, and the PM2.5 NAAQS. This analysis shows that the 1990 CAAA have produced significant reductions in criteria pollutant emissions since 1990 and that these emission reductions are expected to continue through 2020. CAAA provisions have reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by approximately 7 million t/yr by 2000, and are estimated to produce associated VOC emission reductions of 16.7 million t by 2020. Total oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission reductions attributable to the CAAA are 5, 12, and 17 million t in 2000, 2010, and 2020, respectively. Sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}) emission benefits during the study period are dominated by electricity-generating unit (EGU) SO{sub 2} emission reductions. These EGU emission benefits go from 7.5 million t reduced in 2000 to 15 million t reduced in 2020. 16 refs., 6 figs., 13 tabs.

  8. Horizon 2020: Excellent Science

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    De Cindio, Fiorella

    agriculture, marine and maritime research & the bioeconomy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green

  9. Expanding Professional Horizons

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    expands daily, by leaps and bounds - knowledge turnover must be accompanied by an infusion of new talent that both informs and is informed by existing, experienced staff. With...

  10. Screening Stringy Horizons

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    Giribet, Gaston

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been argued recently that string theory effects qualitatively modify the effective black hole geometry experienced by modes with radial momentum of order $1/\\sqrt{\\alpha'}$. At tree level, these $\\alpha'$-effects can be explicitly worked out in two-dimensional string theory, and have a natural explanation in the T-dual description as coming from the integration of the zero-mode of the linear dilaton, what yields a contribution that affects the scattering phase-shift in a peculiar manner. It has also been argued that the phase-shift modification has its origin in a region of the moduli space that does not belong to the exterior black hole geometry, leading to the conclusion that at high energy the physics of the problem is better described by the dual model. Here, we elaborate on this argument. We consider the contribution of worldsheet instantons in the 2D Euclidean black hole sigma-model and study its influence on the phase-shift at high energy.

  11. Screening Stringy Horizons

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    Gaston Giribet; Arash Ranjbar

    2015-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been argued recently that string theory effects qualitatively modify the effective black hole geometry experienced by modes with radial momentum of order $1/\\sqrt{\\alpha'}$. At tree level, these $\\alpha'$-effects can be explicitly worked out in two-dimensional string theory, and have a natural explanation in the T-dual description as coming from the integration of the zero-mode of the linear dilaton, what yields a contribution that affects the scattering phase-shift in a peculiar manner. It has also been argued that the phase-shift modification has its origin in a region of the moduli space that does not belong to the exterior black hole geometry, leading to the conclusion that at high energy the physics of the problem is better described by the dual model. Here, we elaborate on this argument. We consider the contribution of worldsheet instantons in the 2D Euclidean black hole sigma-model and study its influence on the phase-shift at high energy.

  12. LLNL 1981: technical horizons

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    1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Research programs at LLNL for 1981 are described in broad terms. In his annual State of the Laboratory address, Director Roger Batzel projected a $481 million operating budget for fiscal year 1982, up nearly 13% from last year. In projects for the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense, the Laboratory applies its technical facilities and capabilities to nuclear weapons design and development and other areas of defense research that include inertial confinement fusion, nonnuclear ordnances, and particle-beam technology. LLNL is also applying its unique experience and capabilities to a variety of projects that will help the nation meet its energy needs in an environmentally acceptable manner. A sampling of recent achievements by LLNL support organizations indicates their diversity. (GHT)

  13. Expanding Professional Horizons

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField8,Dist. Category UC-l 1,Energy Consumers | Department ofa KeyErin *

  14. The gauge factor increase and the hypothetical emerging of the matter objects on the horizon in the standard model of universe

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    V. Skalsky

    2000-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In the standard model of universe the increase in mass of our observed expansive and isotropic relativistic Universe is explained by the hypothetical assumption of matter objects emerging on the horizon (of the most remote visibility). However, the mathematical-physical analysis of the increase of Universe gauge factor shows that this hypothetical assumption is non-compatible with the variants of the standard model of universe by which - according to the standard model of universe - can be described the expansive evolution of the Universe.

  15. Gravitational wave signatures of the absence of an event horizon. II. Extreme mass ratio inspirals in the spacetime of a thin-shell gravastar

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    Pani, Paolo [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Cagliari, and INFN sezione di Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria 09042 Monserrato (Italy); Berti, Emanuele [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848 (United States); Theoretical Astrophysics 350-17, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Cardoso, Vitor [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848 (United States); Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica-CENTRA, Department de Fisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Chen Yanbei; Norte, Richard [Theoretical Astrophysics 350-17, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

    2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study gravitational wave emission from the quasicircular, extreme mass ratio inspiral of compact objects of mass m{sub 0} into massive objects of mass M>>m{sub 0} whose external metric is identical to the Schwarzschild metric, except for the absence of an event horizon. To be specific we consider one of the simplest realizations of such an object: a nonrotating thin-shell gravastar. The power radiated in gravitational waves during the inspiral shows distinctive peaks corresponding to the excitation of the polar oscillation modes of the gravastar. For ultracompact gravastars the frequency of these peaks depends mildly on the gravastar compactness. For masses M{approx}10{sup 6}M{sub {center_dot}}the peaks typically lie within the optimal sensitivity bandwidth of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, potentially providing a unique signature of the horizonless nature of the central object. For relatively modest values of the gravastar compactness the radiated power has even more peculiar features, carrying the signature of the microscopic properties of the physical surface replacing the event horizon.

  16. 230 GHz VLBI observations of M87: event-horizon-scale structure at the enhanced very-high-energy $\\rm \\gamma$-ray state in 2012

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    Akiyama, Kazunori; Fish, Vincent L; Doeleman, Sheperd S; Broderick, Avery E; Dexter, Jason; Hada, Kazuhiro; Kino, Motoki; Nagai, Hiroshi; Honma, Mareki; Johnson, Michael D; Algaba, Juan C; Asada, Keiichi; Brinkerink, Christiaan; Blundell, Ray; Bower, Geoffrey C; Cappallo, Roger; Crew, Geoffrey B; Dexter, Matt; Dzib, Sergio A; Freund, Robert; Friberg, Per; Gurwell, Mark; Ho, Paul T P; Inoue, Makoto; Krichbaum, Thomas P; Loinard, Laurent; MacMahon, David; Marrone, Daniel P; Moran, James M; Nakamura, Masanori; Nagar, Neil M; Ortiz-Leon, Gisela; Plambeck, Richard; Pradel, Nicolas; Primiani, Rurik A; Rogers, Alan E E; Roy, Alan L; SooHoo, Jason; Tavares, Jonathan-Leon; Tilanus, Remo P J; Titus, Michael; Wagner, Jan; Weintroub, Jonathan; Yamaguchi, Paul; Young, Ken H; Zensus, Anton; Ziurys, Lucy M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on 230 GHz (1.3 mm) VLBI observations of M87 with the Event Horizon Telescope using antennas on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, Mt. Graham in Arizona and Cedar Flat in California. For the first time, we have acquired 230 GHz VLBI interferometric phase information on M87 through measurement of closure phase on the triangle of long baselines. Most of the measured closure phases are consistent with 0$^{\\circ}$ as expected by physically-motivated models for 230 GHz structure such as jet models and accretion disk models. The brightness temperature of the event-horizon-scale structure is $\\sim 1 \\times 10^{10}$ K derived from the compact flux density of $\\sim 1$ Jy and the angular size of $\\sim 40 $ $\\rm \\mu$as $\\sim$ 5.5 $R_{{\\rm s}}$, which is broadly consistent with the peak brightness of the radio cores at 1-86 GHz located within $\\sim 10^2$ $R_{{\\rm s}}$. Our observations occurred in the middle of an enhancement in very-high-energy (VHE) $\\rm \\gamma$-ray flux, presumably originating in the vicinity of the centr...

  17. Global data set of biogenic VOC emissions calculated by the MEGAN model over the last 30 years

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    Sindelarova, K.; Granier, Claire; Bouarar, I.; Guenther, Alex B.; Tilmes, S.; Stavrakou, T.; Muller, J. F.; Kuhn, U.; Stefani, P.; Knorr, W.

    2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature (MEGANv2.1) together with the Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) meteorological fields were used to create a global emission dataset of biogenic VOCs available on a monthly basis for the time period of 1980 - 2010. This dataset is called MEGAN-MACC. The model estimated mean annual total BVOC emission of 760 Tg(C) yr1 consisting of isoprene (70%), monoterpenes (11%), methanol (6%), acetone (3%), sesquiterpenes (2.5%) and other BVOC species each contributing less than 2 %. Several sensitivity model runs were performed to study the impact of different model input and model settings on isoprene estimates and resulted in differences of * 17% of the reference isoprene total. A greater impact was observed for sensitivity run applying parameterization of soil moisture deficit that led to a 50% reduction of isoprene emissions on a global scale, most significantly in specific regions of Africa, South America and Australia. MEGAN-MACC estimates are comparable to results of previous studies. More detailed comparison with other isoprene in ventories indicated significant spatial and temporal differences between the datasets especially for Australia, Southeast Asia and South America. MEGAN-MACC estimates of isoprene and*-pinene showed a reasonable agreement with surface flux measurements in the Amazon andthe model was able to capture the seasonal variation of emissions in this region.

  18. Gene Lopez Edgar Howard Gene Lopez and Edgar Howard both taught Mathematics at San Diego State for over 30 years.

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    Gene Lopez Edgar Howard Gene Lopez and Edgar Howard both taught Mathematics at San Diego State and Computer Sciences is establishing The Gene Lopez and Edgar Howard Memorial Fund Donations to this fund that this is especially appropriate as a memorial to Gene and Edgar since each of them contributed significantly

  19. Overview of Recent Earth Observation What has kept the division busy for the last 25-30 years!

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    System architect and PI/Co-I roles Development of key technologies Sensor build Calibration Employed seven pressure-modulated cells and six detectors Aim was to determine temperature and vertical-Watt and Edinburgh to supply the 183GHz H2O channel #12;HALogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE) HALOE used solar

  20. Mateas, M. 2005. Procedural Literacy: Educating the New Media Practitioner. On The Horizon. Special Issue. Future of Games, Simulations and Interactive Media in Learning Contexts, v13, n1 2005.

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    Mateas, Michael

    Mateas, M. 2005. Procedural Literacy: Educating the New Media Practitioner. On The Horizon. Special Literacy: Educating the New Media Practitioner Michael Mateas Abstract For humanities scholars, artists on the theoretical and aesthetic concerns of new media. New media scholars and practitioners, including game

  1. Technology on the Horizon & Over the Horizon

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  2. Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020

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    Schettini, Raimondo

    , sustainable agriculture, marine - maritime research, bio-economy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart

  3. The New Horizons of Bioenergy

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    None

    2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    At the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's "Biomass 2011" conference, Argonne researcher Seth Snyder spoke with DOE Biomass Program head, Paul Bryan. In this conversation, Snyder explains the process of biochemical conversion, and talks about Argonne's patented resin wafer technology. The resin wafer electrodeionization technology may help significantly reduce the cost of producing clean energy and of the chemicals and water used in industry. The separations technology can also process biomass-based feedstocks into biofuels and chemicals.

  4. Horizon thermodynamics and composite metrics

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    Lorenzo Sindoni

    2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the conditions under which the thermodynamic behaviour of gravity can be explained within an emergent gravity scenario, where the metric is defined as a composite operator. We show that due to the availability of a boundary of a boundary principle for the quantum effective action, Clausius-like relations can always be constructed. Hence, any true explanation of the thermodynamic nature of the metric tensor has to be referred to an equilibration process, associated to the presence of an H-theorem, possibly driven by decoherence induced by the pregeometric degrees of freedom, and their entanglement with the geometric ones.

  5. Archaeological Horizons in Central California

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    Heizer, Robert F.; Fenenga, Franklin

    1939-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1935 A Yokuts Cemetery at Elk Hills. Southwest Museum, The18, 1937. See also the Elk Hills site report (Walker, 1935)

  6. Multi-horizon stochastic programming

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    2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 26, 2013 ... different time scales: while planning and building the infrastructure involves strate

  7. Particle Physics at Discovery's Horizon

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  8. Your Horizons Conference April 6

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over OurThe Iron SpinPrincetonUsingWhatY-12 recognizedThesis Prize |gets young women

  9. Cost of cell-cell signaling in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: why it can pay to be signal-blind In a recent, largely theoretical review, Laurent Keller and Mike Surette provide a cost-benefit

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    % of the total energy supply, as at least 5% of all P. aeruginosa genes are induced during the quorum sensing in natural isolates, and when such defects do occur they appear to be associated with a primary lasR mutation2 . It is easy to see the reason behind this. Only 0.01% of the total cellular amount of ATP

  10. An exact scalar field inflationary cosmological model which solves Cosmological constant problem and dark matter problem in addition to Horizon and Flatness problems and other problems of inflationary cosmology

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    Debasis Biswas

    2011-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    An exact scalar field cosmological model is constructed from the exact solution of the field equations. The solutions are exact and no approximation like slow roll is used. The model gives inflation, solves horizon and flatness problems. The model also gives a satisfactory estimate of present vacuum energy density and solves cosmological constant problem of 120 orders of magnitude discrepancy of vacuum energy density. Further, this model predicts existence of dark matter/energy and gives an extremely accurate estimate of present energy density of dark matter and energy. Alongwith explanations of graceful exit, radiation era, matter domination, this model also indicates the reason for present accelerated state of the universe. In this work a method is shown following which one can construct an infinite number of exact scalar field inflationary cosmological models.

  11. CHANGES IN 137 CS CONCENTRATIONS IN SOIL AND VEGETATION ON THE FLOODPLAIN OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER OVER A 30 YEAR PERIOD

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    Paller, M.; Jannik, T.; Fledderman, P.

    2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    {sup 137}Cs released during 1954-1974 from nuclear production reactors on the Savannah River Site, a US Department of Energy nuclear materials production site in South Carolina, contaminated a portion of the Savannah River floodplain known as Creek Plantation. {sup 137}Cs activity concentrations have been measured in Creek Plantation since 1974 making it possible to calculate effective half-lives for {sup 137}Cs in soil and vegetation and assess the spatial distribution of contaminants on the floodplain. Activity concentrations in soil and vegetation were higher near the center of the floodplain than near the edges as a result of frequent inundation coupled with the presence of low areas that trapped contaminated sediments. {sup 137}Cs activity was highest near the soil surface, but depth related differences diminished with time as a likely result of downward diffusion or leaching. Activity concentrations in vegetation were significantly related to concentrations in soil. The plant to soil concentration ratio (dry weight) averaged 0.49 and exhibited a slight but significant tendency to decrease with time. The effective half-lives for {sup 137}Cs in shallow (0-7.6 cm) soil and in vegetation were 14.9 (95% CI = 12.5-17.3) years and 11.6 (95% CI = 9.1-14.1) years, respectively, and rates of {sup 137}Cs removal from shallow soil and vegetation did not differ significantly among sampling locations. Potential health risks on the Creek Plantation floodplain have declined more rapidly than expected on the basis of radioactive decay alone because of the relatively short effective half-life of {sup 137}Cs.

  12. A Fresh Look at Weather Impact on Peak Electricity Demand and Energy Use of Buildings Using 30-Year Actual Weather Data

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    criteria, and representative cities for the 17 climates –non-refrigerated) Representative city Miami, USA Riyadh,

  13. abundance of Fe, estimated to be 2 nM (26, 27), and its very short resident time of Fe 30 years

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    Hartmann, Dennis

    : 319- 320. LANDING, W. M.,AND K. W. BRULAND. 1980. Manga- neseintheNorthPacific.EarthPlanet.Sci.Lett.49

  14. A Fresh Look at Weather Impact on Peak Electricity Demand and Energy Use of Buildings Using 30-Year Actual Weather Data

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    more than 40% of end-use energy demand. It is important toin terms of building energy supply and demand. Additionally,to evaluate energy performance and demand response. Accurate

  15. Level I will be in Tulsa July 8-19, 2013 Contact Angelyn Ulrich (alullrich@baschools.org) for information Celebrating nearly 30 years of successful, innovative

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    Oklahoma, University of

    Level I will be in Tulsa ­ July 8-19, 2013 ­ Contact Angelyn Ulrich (alullrich I and II in The University of Oklahoma Kodály summer certification programs in Norman and Tulsa. Bev

  16. Why is this project important? The PATCO tracks over the Ben Franklin Bridge are approximately 30 years old and require replacement.

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    Garfunkel, Eric

    rehabilitation will be completed during the continuous 50 and 60 day track outages, the supporting electrical outages, there will be service delays and crowded trains. Motorists traveling across the Ben Franklin underway since January with track outages occurring primarily on Fridays and weekends. · Unfortunately

  17. A Fresh Look at Weather Impact on Peak Electricity Demand and Energy Use of Buildings Using 30-Year Actual Weather Data

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    space temperature, occupant thermal comfort, cooling and heating loads, HVAC equipment sizes, energy consumption, utility cost, air emissions, water usage, renewable

  18. Iteratively extending time horizon reinforcement learning

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    Wehenkel, Louis

    - Belgium y Research Fellow FNRS, #3; Postdoctoral Researcher FNRS Abstract. Reinforcement learning aims

  19. Horizon 2020 Health/biotech opportunities

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    Schettini, Raimondo

    research & the bioeconomy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport and the bioeconomy: Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action

  20. PLUTO'S SEASONS: NEW PREDICTIONS FOR NEW HORIZONS

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    Young, L. A. [Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO 80302 (United States)

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the last Pluto volatile transport models were published in 1996, we have (1) new stellar occultation data from 2002 and 2006-2012 that show roughly twice the pressure as the first definitive occultation from 1988, (2) new information about the surface properties of Pluto, (3) a spacecraft due to arrive at Pluto in 2015, and (4) a new volatile transport model that is rapid enough to allow a large parameter-space search. Such a parameter-space search coarsely constrained by occultation results reveals three broad solutions: a high-thermal inertia, large volatile inventory solution with permanent northern volatiles (PNVs; using the rotational north pole convention); a lower thermal-inertia, smaller volatile inventory solution with exchanges of volatiles between hemispheres and a pressure plateau beyond 2015 (exchange with pressure plateau, EPP); and solutions with still smaller volatile inventories, with exchanges of volatiles between hemispheres and an early collapse of the atmosphere prior to 2015 (exchange with early collapse, EEC). PNV and EPP are favored by stellar occultation data, but EEC cannot yet be definitively ruled out without more atmospheric modeling or additional occultation observations and analysis.

  1. www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    ; and higher output energy genera- tion and storage devices. NASA has developed a 20-plus-year plan for the development of nanostructured materials and devices and their insertion into NASA missions. This presentation materials and nanostructured polymeric materials. #12;

  2. School of Social Sciences Social Horizons

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    Evans, Paul

    . The School of Social Sciences provides a vibrant, supportive learning environment where you can explore is known as one of the world's toughest assault course - Tough Guy. The course tested Dr Katherine Humphrey the years I've skied, snowboarded, snow bladed, cycled 90 miles in a day, abseiled, paraglided, ski dived

  3. The Path to Disaster The Deepwater Horizon

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    Pym, David J.

    The accident · 20th April 2010 · Hydrocarbons escaped into the well while it was being underbalanced

  4. www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    wind energy technology research facility, fosters innovative wind energy technologies for land, he was responsible for developing wind turbine engineeringanalysistools

  5. Horizon Operator Approach to Black Hole Quantization

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    G. 't Hooft

    1994-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The $S$-matrix Ansatz for the construction of a quantum theory of black holes is further exploited. We first note that treating the metric tensor $g_{\\m\

  6. Liouville theory beyond the cosmological horizon

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    Geoffrey Compère; Laura Donnay; Pierre-Henry Lambert; Waldemar Schulgin

    2015-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The dS/CFT correspondence postulates the existence of a Euclidean CFT dual to a suitable gravity theory with Dirichlet boundary conditions asymptotic to de Sitter spacetime. A semi-classical model of such a correspondence consists of Einstein gravity with positive cosmological constant and without matter which is dual to Euclidean Liouville theory defined at the future conformal boundary. Here we show that Euclidean Liouville theory is also dual to Einstein gravity with Dirichlet boundary conditions on a fixed timelike slice in the static patch. Intriguingly, the spacetime interpretation of Euclidean Liouville time is the physical time of the static observer. As a prerequisite of this correspondence, we show that the asymptotic symmetry algebra which consists of two copies of the Virasoro algebra extends everywhere into the bulk.

  7. New Horizons for Deep Subsurface Microbiology

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    Onstott, Tullis

    University in Sweden, the En- vironmental Institute in Denmark, and at sev- eral institutions in Russia, beneath 0.5 km of permafrost, and within and beneath gas hydrate deposits of varying depths. Deep, hot to the marine realm, the terrestrial subsurface contains ecosystems whose chemo- autotrophic nature increases

  8. Data from Deepwater Horizon | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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  9. Expanding Your Horizons scheduled for March 2

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  10. Horizon Batteries formerly Electrosource | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtel Jump to:Pennsylvania: EnergyHopkinsville, Kentucky:

  11. Horizon Sensor(tm) | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet), GeothermalGridHYDROGEND D e e p pofHon. Daniel B.Honoring May

  12. Horizon Ethanol LLC | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  13. 11/5/2007 M. Holdridge 1 New Horizons Pluto EncounterNew Horizons Pluto Encounter

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    Young, Leslie A.

    and concept development to PDR. }Conops Resources Nav } } #12;11/5/2007 M. Holdridge 9 SSR Management From

  14. Unidata Summer 2003 WorkshopUnidata Summer 2003 Workshop --Expanding HorizonsExpanding Horizons

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    AD library Provides 2Provides 2-- and 3and 3--DD displays of data (grids,displays of data (grids, inin

  15. SPECIFIC AIMS: The Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research Building has served as a central research building for the University of Utah School of Medicine for nearly 30 years. However, the current facilities no longer meet

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    Marc, Robert E.

    modern research needs. The labs are outdated and the infrastructure (HVAC, electrical, computer network efficient and ecologically responsible while simultaneously stimulating the local construction job market is to modernize the entire building infrastructure, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical and communications, thus

  16. 02/09/2009 16:58Warming Of Arctic Current Over 30 Years Triggers Release Of Methane Gas Page 1 of 2http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090814103231.htm

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    Rohling, Eelco

    ) Standard Bank Growing emerging markets with players in the energy value chain www.standardbank.com Solar Installation Course Solar energy heating installation & renewable energ Climate Environmental Issues Renewable Energy Oceanography Water Reference Geologic temperature record

  17. HUMAN RESOURCES SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

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    of the systems development life cycle; conducts research for feasibility studies and cost benefit analyses

  18. Adaptive Management, Population Modeling and Uncertainty Analysis for Assessing the Impacts of Noise on Cetacean Populations

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    Wintle, Brendan A

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    quantitative and qualitative inputs from scientific studies of risk, cost and cost–benefit analyses,

  19. The New Horizons Spacecraft Glen H. Fountain a

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    Stern, S. Alan

    /1000 of the level near the Earth) require a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) to supply electrical power thermoelectric generator (RTG), which uses the thermal energy created by the decay of plutonium 238 to produce, the spacecraft must carry its own energy source. The only currently available technology is the radioisotope

  20. UNIVERSITET Horizon 2020 Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials

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    "Climate" and the European Innovation Partnerships "Water" and "Raw Materials" - talking with reference:50-13:15 Parallel sessions A. JPI Climate B. EIP Water and Raw Materials Anja Skjoldborg, Environmental Science, JPI. Fighting and adapting to climate change 2. Protection of the environment, sustainable management of natural

  1. MotorWeek H2 on the Horizon Video

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    MotorWeek Host: Fuel cell electric cars, or FCEVs, provide drivers with the same benefits as current gasoline vehicles with a comparable driving range and refueling in just a few minutes. FCEVs don...

  2. Turnpike sets in stochastic manufacturing systems with nite time horizon

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    manu- facturing systems. The main objective is to minimize an expected discounted cost of inventories a given #12;xed demand rate at the minimum cost of inventories and backlogs? A new car model example will increase. The objective is again to determine the production plans so as to minimize the total inventory

  3. A special report on physics in Brazil New horizons for

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    Barbosa, Marcia C. B.

    of deep offshore oil fields is creating a hub for industrial R&D, while research investment is opening upLLABoRAtions Alltheworld'sastage 25 Extra investment in international projects is opening up new opportunities for Brazil

  4. http://www.ukro.ac.uk Horizon 2020

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    Royal Holloway, University of London

    changes and well being · Food security, sustainable agriculture marine and maritime research · and the bio-economy

  5. Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world

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    Schettini, Raimondo

    Research and the Bioeconomy 3. Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy 4. Smart, Green and Integrated Transport

  6. Aligning Technology Solutions to Address Over-the-Horizon Threats

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    Tracy Wilson PNNL's Center for Global Security Deputy Director Deputy Director (206) 528-3264 (509) 375-6744 (703) 298-9646 jana.fankhauser@pnnl.gov keith.freier@pnnl.gov tracy.wilson@pnnl.gov http://cgs.pnnl.gov PNNL-SA-78154September 2011 PNNL'S Center for Global Security Answering the questions: What current

  7. A Fast Moving Horizon Estimation Algorithm Based on Nonlinear ...

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    2008-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    dynamic system with long time delays due to the recycle loops and multiple compression stages. The only available ... hyper-compressor. The objective is to

  8. ORISE: White paper analyzes Deepwater Horizon event for improving...

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    2009 U.S. Department of EnergyNational Nuclear Security Administration sponsored Full-Scale Exercise to demonstrate effective management of the response to a domestic...

  9. Path dependent receding horizon control policies for hybrid electric vehicles

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    Kolmanovsky, Ilya V.

    Future hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) may use path-dependent operating policies to improve fuel economy. In our previous work, we developed a dynamic programming (DP) algorithm for prescribing the battery state of charge ...

  10. Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

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    Our goal is to introduce young women in grades 6 through 12 to a variety of diverse and challenging careers and encourage their interest in science and mathematics. At the conference, participants...

  11. New horizons in the study of child language acquisition

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    Roy, Deb K.

    Naturalistic longitudinal recordings of child development promise to reveal fresh perspectives on fundamental questions of language acquisition. In a pilot effort, we have recorded 230,000 hours of audio-video recordings ...

  12. Introduction........................................................................................................3 ON THE HORIZON: Promising Research Efforts Currently Underway

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    Nanostructures Pack It In...........................................................................11 SUCCESS.............................................................................................17 Faster, Cleaner, More Flexible Energy Storage ........................................18 Shining communications, the device detects stress on the gr

  13. HorizonsInnovation at Glasgow Issue 10 Spring 2012

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    of internet access to rural Indian farmers will improve their agricultural practices and productivity and lead in the cities of many developing countries, which need to develop the infrastructure necessary to safeguard good

  14. Introduction Zonation, the clustering of organisms into distinct horizon-

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    Gilman, Sarah

    of climate change. Harley and Helmuth (Limnol. Oceanogr. 48:1498-1508, 2003) described a method for measuring in ecological studies as indicators of com- parable environmental conditions across locations or over time (e.g., Johannesson et al. 1995, Gilman 2005). Zonation is thought to reflect changes in patterns of emersion

  15. Modeling exchange rate dependence dynamics at different time horizons

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    Embrechts, Paul

    , Copula-GARCH, Conditional dependence, Dynamic copula Corresponding author. Tel.: +44(0) 247 657 4297. Financial time-series are often modeled with GARCH type models. In the multivariate GARCH literature there exist several models, like CCC- GARCH, DVEC, matrix-diagonal GARCH, BEKK and principal components GARCH

  16. Regularized Nonlinear Moving Horizon Observer for Detectable Systems

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    Johansen, Tor Arne

    ], Alessandri et al. [2008] for different formulation relying on somewhat different assumptions. Such a moving

  17. Linear Constrained Moving Horizon Estimator With Pre-Estimating Observer

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    Johansen, Tor Arne

    in the literature, e.g. Rao et al. (2001, 2003); Alessandri et al. (2003, 2004). The idea of MHE is to estimate of robustness in the presence of uncertainties such as noise, disturbances and modeling errors, see Alessandri in the literature, e.g. Rao et al. (2001, 2003); Alessandri et al. (2003, 2004). The pre-estimator leads

  18. Distributed moving horizon estimation for nonlinear constrained systems

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    Ferrari-Trecate, Giancarlo

    ; Alessandri et al., 2003), nonlinear (Rao et al., 2003; Rawlings and Mayne, 2009; Alessandri et al., 2008

  19. Energy Technologies on the Horizon (released in AEO2006)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A key issue in mid-term forecasting is the representation of changing and developing technologies. How existing technologies will evolve, and what new technologies might emerge, cannot be known with certainty. The issue is of particular importance in Annual Energy Outlook 2006 (AEO), the first AEO with projections out to 2030.

  20. Interlaboratory Analytical Comparison Study to Support Deepwater Horizon

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    , crude oil QA10OIL01 reported here. In this exercise, selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), alkylated PAHs, hopanes, and steranes were determined in the exercise material, which consisted of a crude, water, sediment, and biota. For the foreseeable future, subsequent sampling and analysis

  1. Rolling-Horizon Algorithm for Scheduling under Time-Dependent

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    of electricity · When and where to produce a certain grade? · How much to keep in storage? ­ Meet product demands · Electricity pricing & availability · Due dates · Location of event points ­ At demand points ­ At some energy, USA #12;Introduction · Process operations are often subject to energy constraints ­ Heating

  2. New Horizons Environmental Consultants, Inc. November 12, 2003

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    as demolition debris for disposal at BFI's Foothills Landfill (BFI) near Golden (a solid waste facility/Solidification · Off-Site Disposal at a Solid Waste Landfill · Off-Site Disposal at a Solid Waste and/or Special Waste/Institutional Controls · On-Site In Place Closure · On-Site Below Ground Repository with Waste Stabilization

  3. HorizonsInnovation at Glasgow Issue 7 Autumn 2010

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    Glasgow academics are working to make solar cells a more powerful contender in today's options for energy have launched a new strategy to take this vision into the future. Fostering in excellent research is a fundamental element of our strategy and our vision is clear. We will encourage multidisciplinary approaches

  4. Finite Horizon Online Packet Scheduling with Energy and Delay Constraints

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    Uysal-Biyikoglu, Elif

    with complete prior knowledge of data/energy/channel variations, which is rarely a practical assumption, while with data arrival and deadline constraints (e.g., [1], [2], [3], [4]) as well as in- termittent energy little to suggest good online policies. On the other hand, direct online formulations have been

  5. New Horizons and New Strategies in Arms Control

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    Brown, J. editor

    1998-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In the last ten years, since the break-up of the Soviet Union, remarkable progress in arms control and disarmament has occurred. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the completion of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), and the Chemical Weapons Treaty (CWC) are indicative of the great strides made in the non- proliferation arena. Simultaneously, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the Conventional Forces Treaty in Europe (CFE), and the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties (START), all associated with US-Soviet Union (now Russia) relations have assisted in redefining European relations and the security landscape. Finally, it now appears that progress is in the offing in developing enhanced compliance measures for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). In sum, all of these achievements have set the stage for the next round of arms control activities, which may lead to a much broader, and perhaps more diffused multilateral agenda. In this new and somewhat unpredictable international setting, arms control and disarmament issues will require solutions that are both more creative and innovative than heretofore.

  6. The Large Hadron Collider - At Discover's Horizon | Online Resources

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    Benefits to society Accelerators for America's Future Interactions - Benefits to Society CERN Knowledge & Technology Transfer CERN CERN's Web site Twitter US LHC ALICE...

  7. Optimization Online - A Fast Moving Horizon Estimation Algorithm ...

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    Victor M Zavala

    2009-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 28, 2009 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  8. Deepwater Horizon Study Group Working Paper January 2011

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    Silver, Whendee

    is considered a secondary response countermeasure following mechanical recovery. Due to limitations in oil recovery technology during a spill of significant volume, chemical dispersants, a secondary response tool, are used when an oil slick poses

  9. Moving Horizon Filter for Monotonic Trends Sikandar Samar

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    Honeywell Labs Stephen Boyd Stanford University Abstract-- This paper presents a novel approach for con: sikandar@stanford.edu. Dimitry Gorinevsky is with Honeywell Labs., Fremont, CA, 94539; Email: dimitry.gorinevsky@honeywell

  10. Stability Analysis of Unconstrained Receding Horizon Control Schemes

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    Knobloch,Jürgen

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 4.3.1 Comments on Assumption 3.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 4.3.2 Cost Functional Incorporating a Terminal Weight . . . . . . . 90 4.3.3 Example: Linear Inverted Pendulum Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 4.4.2 Advanced Algorithm

  11. HorizonsInnovation at Glasgow Issue 9 Autumn 2011

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    for kidney transplants (Issue 7) ·Working to make solar cells a more powerful contender for energy production group at the University is taking centre stage in the attempt to develop a viable alternative energy best in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2011 International Student Barometer. While our strategy

  12. Regularized and Adaptive Nonlinear Moving Horizon Estimation of Bottomhole

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    Johansen, Tor Arne

    , the pressure in the drill string can be released for connection of new pipe segments. To decouple m Drilling Marcel Paasche Tor A. Johansen Lars Imsland Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Abstract: With the restrictions on online downhole

  13. New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated CodesTransparency VisitSilverNephelineNeuralNew

  14. The Expanding Horizons of Asparagine-Linked Glycosylation

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    Larkin, Angelyn

    Asparagine-linked glycosylation involves the sequential assembly of an oligosaccharide onto a polyisoprenyl donor, followed by the en bloc transfer of the glycan to particular asparagine residues within acceptor proteins. ...

  15. Addendum to Computational Complexity and Black Hole Horizons

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    Leonard Susskind

    2014-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In this addendum to [arXiv:1402.5674] two points are discussed. In the first additional evidence is provided for a dual connection between the geometric length of an Einstein-Rosen bridge and the computational complexity of the quantum state of the dual CFT's. The relation between growth of complexity and Page's ``Extreme Cosmic Censorship" principle is also remarked on. The second point involves a gedanken experiment in which Alice measures a complete set of commuting observables at her end of an Einstein-Rosen bridge is discussed. An apparent paradox is resolved by appealing to the properties of GHZ tripartite entanglement.

  16. Informal Risk Sharing in an Infinite-horizon Experiment

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    Charness, Gary B; Genicot, Garance

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Genicot, G. (forthcoming). “Risk Pooling, Commitment, and1981). “Attitudes Towards Risk: Theoretical Implications ofJ. (2004). “A Simple Risk-Sharing Experiment,” Journal of

  17. ORISE: DeepwaterHorizon and Nuclear & Radiological Incidents

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy:Nanowire3627 FederalTransformers1 DIRECTORJoethe

  18. New Science on the Horizon as Upgraded Particle Accelerator Meets

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy:Nanowire Solar541,9337, 2011R - 445Reports ChartNew Research

  19. Los Alamos National Laboratory cosponsors 30th Expanding Your Horizons

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |Is Your HomeLatestCenterLoggingsummerSociety forconference

  20. Prairie Horizon Agri Energy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroupPerfectenergyInformation toPower andPoyry Group Jump to:PraguePrairie

  1. ORISE: White paper analyzes Deepwater Horizon event for improving nuclear

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated CodesTransparencyDOENurseResourcesThe Value The U.S. Department

  2. MHK Technologies/Horizon Horizontal Platform | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOfRose Bend < MHK ProjectsFlagship < MHK

  3. RTG-History, the Curiosity, Voyager, and New Horizons

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)IntegratedSpeedingTechnicalPurchase, Delivery, andSmart SensorsData -Madison

  4. EaglePicher Horizon Batteries LLC | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand JumpConceptual Model,DOE FacilityDimondale,South, NewDyerTier2Latvia)Colorado:

  5. DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Horizons Inc - OH 05

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA group currentBradleyTable ofArizonaBuffalo -ElkGuterlHooker Chemical Co - NY

  6. Ahorro EnergAhorro Energticotico

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    Cruz-Pol, Sandra L.

    ) 30 years later30 years later...... Patagonia (Argentina)Patagonia (Argentina) Longest Glacier in S

  7. GREQAMGroupement de Recherche en Economie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille -UMR-CNRS 6579

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    preference valuation methods used in cost-benefit analyses. The accumulated evidence, from the lab and field

  8. Infrared analysis of Dyson-Schwinger equations taking into account the Gribov horizon in Landau gauge

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    Markus Q. Huber; Reinhard Alkofer; Silvio P. Sorella

    2010-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The low momentum behavior of the Landau gauge Gribov-Zwanziger action is investigated using the respective Dyson-Schwinger equations. Because of the mixing of the gluon and the auxiliary fields four scenarios can be distinguished for the infrared behavior. Two of them lead to inconsistencies and can be discarded. Another one corresponds to the case where the auxiliary fields behave exactly like the Faddeev-Popov ghosts and the same scaling relation as in standard Landau gauge, $\\ka_A+2\\ka_c=0$, is valid. Even the parameter $\\ka$ is found to be the same, 0.595. The mixed propagators, which appear, are suppressed in all loops, and their anomalous infrared exponent can also be determined. A fourth case provides an even stricter scaling relation that includes also the mixed propagators, but possesses the same qualitative feature, i.e. the propagators of the Faddeev-Popov ghost and the auxiliary fields are infrared enhanced and the mixed and the gluon propagators are infrared suppressed. In this case the system of equations to obtain the parameter $\\ka$ is non-linear in all variables.

  9. A Receding Horizon Control Algorithm for Adaptive Management of Soil Moisture and Chemical Levels during Irrigation

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    Park, Yeonjeong; Shamma, Jeff; Harmon, Thomas C

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hence, management schemes arrived at in this work cannot bework, the RHC algorithm is applied to the problem of irrigation with reclaimed water. The management

  10. The New Horizons Pluto Kuiper belt Mission: An Overview with Historical Context

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    Stern, S. Alan

    . The ~400 kg spacecraft carries seven scientific instruments, including imagers, spectrometers, radio developed by NASA's Outer Planets Science Working Group (OPSWG, S.A. Stern chair) in 1992 and slightly in three categories, called Group 1, Group 2, and Group 3. This categorization was first developed by OPSWG

  11. | L'enqute CNRS I LE JOURNAL l'horizon 2020, la part des

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    van Tiggelen, Bart

    de gaz comme l'hydrogène, constitue un verrou scientifiqueettechnologiqueimportantà l- primerl'air,quipourraêtredétenduulté- rieurement dans des turbines afin de restituer l'électricité quand

  12. A Rolling Horizon Framework for Intermodal Loading Assignment to Improve Fuel Efficiency

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    . Index Terms: intermodal transportation, energy efficiency NOTATION AND UNITS i index referring does it ensure, that intermodal cars are loaded to maximize the energy efficiency of intermodal trains train resistances [7]. Consequently, there is a gap between slot utilization and energy efficiency

  13. The distribution and genesis of calcic horizons in some soils of the Texas Coast Prairie

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    Sobecki, Terrence Michael

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    34 36 43 43 64 99 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS LITERATURE CITED 105 109 APPENDICES APPENDIX I. APPENDIX II. APPENDIX III APPENDIX IV. APPENDIX V. APPENDIX VI. APPENDIX VII. APPENDIX VIII VITA Pedon Descriptions X-ray Equipment... lithologic discontinuities between parent materials I, II, III) 73 Fig. 2&Carbonate nodule (N) embedded in dense K-fabric composed of micrite; note intranodular neoferri- mangan (F), Algoa, B22ca, thin section under crossed nicols...

  14. The 3-Sphere and the Bicycling Black Rings Event Horizon The 3-Sphere and the Bicycling

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    Bengtsson, Ingemar

    att sedan optimera denna bild kommer vi att definiera och studera Euler vinklarna i fyra dimensioner-spheres inter- sect the bicycling black rings and apply a stereographic projection the intersection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2 Spheres and Projections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2

  15. Control of Airborne Wind Energy Systems Based on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control & Moving Horizon Estimation

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    Control of Airborne Wind Energy Systems Based on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control & Moving arising in the Airborne Wind Energy paradigm, an essential one is the control of the tethered airfoil], [3], the Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) paradigm shift proposes to get rid of the structural elements

  16. Vesicular Horizon Distribution, Properties, and Pedogenic Processes in Deserts of the Western United States

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    Turk, Judith Katherine

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    McFadden, J. Poths, and C.T. Olinger. 1995. Cosmogenic 3 HeMcFadden, J. Poths, and C.T. Olinger. 1995. Cosmogenic 3 He

  17. WESTERN NEW YORK SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FORUM Horizons of the Sciences 2012/2013

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    McCombe, Bruce D.

    Use of Modern Technology for Reduction of Earthquake Damage in Building and Bridge Structures" October CHARLOTTE LINDQVIST, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Buffalo, NY "Origins, NYS Department of Health, Buffalo, NY "Medical Entomology in Service to the Public" January 9 4:30 PM

  18. WESTERN NEW YORK SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FORUM Horizons of the Sciences 2012/2013

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    McCombe, Bruce D.

    Use of Modern Technology for Reduction of Earthquake Damage in Building and Bridge Structures" October LINDQVIST, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Buffalo, NY "Origins of the Polar, NYS Department of Health, Buffalo, NY "Medical Entomology in Service to the Public" January 9 4:30 PM

  19. A Receding Horizon Control algorithm for adaptive management of soil moisture and chemical levels during irrigation

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    Shamma, Jeff S.

    reuse and agricultural objectives while minimizing negative impacts on environmental quality. Ã? 2009 or prevent contaminant propagation beyond desirable thresholds. Theoretical test cases are first presented non-point sources (e.g., Chu et al., 2003; Lin et al., 2008; Haydon and Deletic, 2009) and endocrine

  20. Solar irradiance forecasting at multiple time horizons and novel methods to evaluate uncertainty

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    Marquez, Ricardo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    photovoltaics for integeration with the electric power systems.photovoltaic systems. Progress In Photovoltaics, 16(3):241–

  1. Delivery Cost Approximations for Inventory Routing Problems in a Rolling Horizon Framework

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    Jaillet, Patrick

    Paris cedex 07, France. Supported in part by ONR, Discrete Mathematics Division, grant N00014 is concerned with the repeated distribution of a commodity, such as heating oil, over a long period of time inventory of the commodity. Their consumption varies daily and cannot be predicted deterministically

  2. Solar irradiance forecasting at multiple time horizons and novel methods to evaluate uncertainty

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    Marquez, Ricardo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar irradiance data . . . . . . . . . . . . .Accuracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solar Resourcev Uncertainty In Solar Resource: Forecasting

  3. Turnpike sets in stochastic manufacturing systems with finite time horizon \\Lambda

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    manu­ facturing systems. The main objective is to minimize an expected discounted cost of inventories the production plans be to meet a given fixed demand rate at the minimum cost of inventories and backlogs? A new the total inventory and backlog costs. In these two production planing problems, by taking the difference

  4. FEBRUARY 14, 2011 NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson approaches the Deepwater Horizon

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    the successful implementation of NOAA's satellite program. Energy is everyone's business. Solar, wind, and wave that all offshore uses ­ include renewable energ

  5. A Rolling Horizon Framework for Intermodal Loading Assignment to Improve Fuel Efficiency

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    based on empirical data show significant aerodynamic efficiency benefits from these optimization models to counterbalance the effect of uncertainty. Appropriate weights are determined by simulations based on real data between Chicago and Los Angeles (LA). About 80% of the IM trains on this route are loaded or unloaded only

  6. Extending the Horizons: Environmental Environmental Excellence as Key to Improving Operations.

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    Corbett, C. J.; Klassen, R. D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    investment in quality management systems had the oppositeISO 9000 series of quality management systems standards.environmental management systems drawn from earlier quality

  7. A Receding Horizon Control Algorithm for Adaptive Management of Soil Moisture and Chemical Levels during Irrigation

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    Park, Yeonjeong; Shamma, Jeff; Harmon, Thomas C

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    water quality- lessons from Management Systems Evaluationmanagement systems evaluation areas. Journal of Environmental Quality

  8. THE VALUE OF ROLLING-HORIZON POLICIES FOR RISK-AVERSE ...

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    2011-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of measuring hydraulic risk for the OOP was first explored in Brignol ..... time step; a nonnegative control variable ut, the turbine outflow; and ?t, the ...

  9. Simulation of human motion data using short-horizon model-predictive control

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    Silva, Marco Jorge Tome da

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many data-driven animation techniques are capable of producing high quality motions of human characters. Few techniques, however, are capable of generating motions that are consistent with physically simulated environments. ...

  10. Hot Plasma Waves Surrounding the Schwarzschild Event Horizon in a Veselago Medium

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    M. Sharif; Noureen Mukhtar

    2011-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates wave properties of hot plasma in a Veselago medium. For the Schwarzschild black hole, the $3+1$ GRMHD equations are re-formulated which are linearly perturbed and then Fourier analyzed for rotating (non-magnetized and magnetized) plasmas. The graphs of wave vector, refractive index and change in refractive are used to discuss the wave properties. The results obtained confirm the presence of Veselago medium for both rotating (non-magnetized and magnetized) plasmas. This work generalized the isothermal plasma waves in the Veselago medium to hot plasma case.

  11. New insights into microbial responses to oil spills from the Deepwater Horizon incident

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    Mason, O.U.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    carbon cycle with a gas hydrate capacitor: Significance formaximum. Natural Gas Hydrates, Occurrence, Distribution and

  12. Horizon brightness revisited: measurements and a model of clear-sky radiances

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    Lee Jr., Raymond L.

    from solar energy engineering2 ,3 to atmospheric optics4'5 have repeatedly measured and modeled. Second, before the advent of narrow field-of-view (FOV) radiometers8 and photographic analysis tech explanation of the phenomenon. High-Resolution Measurements of Clear-Sky Radiances We beginby electronically

  13. Particle acceleration close to the supermassive black hole horizon: the case of M87

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    F. M. Rieger; F. A. Aharonian

    2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The radio galaxy M87 has recently been found to be a rapidly variable TeV emitting source. We analyze the implications of the observed TeV characteristics and show that it proves challenging to account for them within conventional acceleration and emission models. We discuss a new pulsar-type scenario for the origin of variable, very high energy (VHE) emission close to the central supermassive black hole and show that magneto-centrifugally accelerated electrons could efficiently Compton upscatter sub-mm ADAF disk photons to the TeV regime, leading to VHE characteristics close to the observed ones. This suggests, conversely, that VHE observations of highly under-luminous AGNs could provide an important diagnostic tool for probing the conditions prevalent in the inner accretion disk of these sources.

  14. DeepwaterHorizonOilSpill DraftPhaseIIEarlyRestorationPlan

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    treasure. Its natural resources ­ water, fish, beaches, reefs, marshes, oil and gas ­ are the economic to the resource-dependent economy of the region. While the extent of natural resources impacted by the Deepwater of food, energy and recreation. The Gulf Coast's unique culture and natural beauty are world

  15. Solar irradiance forecasting at multiple time horizons and novel methods to evaluate uncertainty

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    Marquez, Ricardo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar Irradiance And Power Output Variability In November 2009, UC Merced deployed a SunPower PV system provided with single axis tracking

  16. Solar irradiance forecasting at multiple time horizons and novel methods to evaluate uncertainty

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    Marquez, Ricardo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    119 Battery Storage System Applied To Mitigate Large Pvis performed for a battery storage system to mitigate the PVenergy customers. Battery Storage System Applied To Mitigate

  17. DeepwaterHorizonOilSpill DraftPhaseIIEarlyRestorationPlan

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    panhandle to west of Galveston Island, Texas. At the height of the spill, approximately 37% of the open of Texas (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; Texas General Land Office; Texas Parks and Wildlife

  18. Masking Effects of Subsurface Layers on Shallow Reflecting Horizons Ji# Zahradnk

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Consider the model of a step­like shallow coal seam (Fig. 1). The medium just above and below the seam

  19. Deepwater Horizon crude oil impacts the developing hearts of large predatory pelagic fish

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    Grosell, Martin

    . Cardiac function is particularly important for fast-swimming pelagic predators with high aerobic demand, indicating a highly con- served response to oil toxicity. A considerable portion of Gulf wa- ter samples (1). Although subsurface application of dispersant near the wellhead resulted in retention

  20. Microbial gene functions enriched in the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea oil plume

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    Lu, Z.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    subsurface and the origin of heavy oil. Nature 426: 344-352.2007). Effects of heavy fuel oil on the bacterial community