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Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE) Handbook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The balloon-borne sounding system (SONDE) provides in situ measurements (vertical profiles) of both the thermodynamic state of the atmosphere and the wind speed and direction.

Holdridge, D; Ritsche, M; Prell, J; Coulter, R

2011-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS): Vaisala-processed winds, press., temp, and RH  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

Balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS): Vaisala-processed winds, press., temp, and RH. The balloon-borne sounding system (SONDE) provides in situ measurements (vertical profiles) of both the thermodynamic state of the atmosphere, and the wind speed and direction.

Coulter,Richard; Ritsche,Michael

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The New Cardington Balloon-Borne Turbulence Probe System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new instrument package has been developed to measure turbulence at various heights in the boundary layer. The package or “turbulence probe” is designed to be attached to the tethering cable of a balloon. In contrast to previous balloon borne ...

A. J. Lapworth; P. J. Mason

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE) Handbook  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect

D Holdridge; M Ritsche; J Prell; R Coulter

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Development of a Miniature Optical Sensor for Balloon-Borne Measurements of Ozone Profiles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new autonomous balloon-borne sounding system for the measurement of stratospheric trace gas profiles was designed and constructed. Major components of the sonde are a miniature grating spectrometer, which covers a wavelength range from the ...

Mareile A. Wolff; Andreas Herber; Hans-Werner Jacobi; Otto Schrems; Jan Hoops; Wilfried Ruhe

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/SC-ARM/TR-029 Balloon-Borne Sounding System (BBSS) Handbook  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

R. Coulter; D. Hodlridge; M. Ritsche

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MAXIMA: A balloon-borne cosmic microwave backgroundexperiment  

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We describe the Millimeter wave Anisotropy eXperiment IMaging Array (MAXIMA), a balloon-borne experiment which measured the temperature anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) on angular scales of 10(minutes) to 5 degrees. MAXIMA mapped the CMB using 16 bolometric detectors in spectral bands centered at 150, 240, and 410 GHz, with 10(minutes) resolution at all frequencies. The combined receiver sensitivity to CMB anisotropy was similar to 40 mu K root s. The bolometric detectors, which were cooled to 100 mK, were a prototype of the detectors which will be used on the Planck Surveyor Satellite of the European Space Agency. Systematic parasitic contributions were controlled by using four uncorrelated spatial modulations, thorough cross-linking, multiple independent CMB observations, heavily baffled optics, and strong spectral discrimination. Pointing reconstruction was accurate to 1(minute), and absolute calibration was better than 4 percent. Two MAXIMA flights with more than 8.5 h of CMB observations have mapped a total of 300deg(2) of the sky in regions of negligible known foreground emission. MAXIMA results have been released in previous publications and shown to be consistent with the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe. MAXIMA Imaps, power spectra, and correlation matrices are publicly available at http://cosmology.berkeley.edu/maxima.

Rabii, B.; Winant, C.D.; Collins, J.S.; Lee, A.T.; Richards,P.L.; Abroe, M.E.; Hanany, S.; Johnson, B.R.; Ade, P.; Balbi, A.; Bock,J.J.; Borrill, J.; Stompor, R.; Boscaleri, A.; Pascale, E.; de Bernardis,P.; Ferreira, P.G.; Hristov, V.V.; Lange, A.E.; Jaffe, A.H.; Netterfield,C.B.; Smoot, G.F.; Wu, J.H.P.

2004-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Attitude Determination from a Balloon-Borne Radiometer Using Two-Sided Limb Scanning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The determination of the horizontal attitude of a balloon-borne, infrared, limb-scanning radiometer is discussed. In particular, the relationship between scan-angle, as measured by the instrument, and the tangent height of the ray path through ...

J. R. Drummond; D. Turner; A. Ashton

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Balloon-Borne Instrument for Measuring the Charge and Size of Precipitation Particles inside Thunderstorms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new balloon-borne instrument created by the authors and referred to as the q-d instrument that measures the charge q and size d of precipitation particles is discussed. The instrument measures charge with an induction cylinder size with an ...

Monte G. Bateman; W. David Rust; Thomas C. Marshall

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustics sound systems for baseball  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Acoustic considerations impact the design of sound systems for baseball stadiums in several important ways. Intrusion by the sound system into adjacent residential communities must often be minimized. Excess attenuation greatly increases the required high frequency component of acoustic power for sound travelling long distances

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Balloon-Borne Continuous Cloud Particle Replicator for Measuring Vertical Profiles of Cloud Microphysical Properties: Instrument Design, Performance, and Collection Efficiency Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The performance of a balloon-borne Formvar replicator that measures continuous profiles of cloud microphysical properties is investigated. The replicator measures the small particles (<100-?m diameter) that are undetectable or poorly resolved by ...

Larry M. Miloshevich; Andrew J. Heymsfield

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Method for Estimating the Turbulent Kinetic Energy Dissipation Rate from a Vertically Pointing Doppler Lidar, and Independent Evaluation from Balloon-Borne In Situ Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method of estimating dissipation rates from a vertically pointing Doppler lidar with high temporal and spatial resolution has been evaluated by comparison with independent measurements derived from a balloon-borne sonic anemometer. This method ...

Ewan J. O’Connor; Anthony J. Illingworth; Ian M. Brooks; Christopher D. Westbrook; Robin J. Hogan; Fay Davies; Barbara J. Brooks

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cutting sound enhancement system for mining machines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cutting sound enhancement system (10) for transmitting an audible signal from the cutting head (101) of a piece of mine machinery (100) to an operator at a remote station (200), wherein, the operator using a headphone unit (14) can monitor the difference in sounds being made solely by the cutting head (101) to determine the location of the roof, floor, and walls of a coal seam (50).

Leigh, Michael C. (Coal Center, PA); Kwitowski, August J. (Clairton, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of cosmic-ray secondary nuclei at high energies with the first flight of the CREAM balloon-borne experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present new measurements of heavy cosmic-ray nuclei at high energies per- formed during the first flight of the balloon-borne cosmic-ray experiment CREAM (Cosmic-Ray Energetics And Mass). This instrument uses multiple charge detectors and a transition radiation detector to provide the first high accuracy measurements of the relative abundances of elements from boron to oxygen up to energies around 1 TeV/n. The data agree with previous measurements at lower energies and show a relatively steep decline (~E$^-0.6$ to E$^-0.5$) at high energies. They further show the source abundance of nitrogen relative to oxygen is ~10% in the TeV/n region.

H. S. Ahn; P. S. Allison; M. G. Bagliesi; J. J. Beatty; G. Bigongiari; P. J. Boyle; T. J. Brandt; J. T. Childers; N. B. Conklin; S. Coutu; M. A. Duvernois; O. Ganel; J. H. Han; H. J. Hyun; J. A. Jeon; K. C. Kim; J. K. Lee; M. H. Lee; L. Lutz; P. Maestro; A. Malinin; P. S. Marrocchesi; S. A. Minnick; S. I. Mognet; S. Nam; S. L. Nutter; I. H. Park; N. H. Park; E. S. Seo; R. Sina; S. P. Swordy; S. P. Wakely; J. Wu; J. Yang; Y. S. Yoon; R. Zei; S. Y. Zinn

2008-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Section 14  

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R. L. Coulter and B. M. Lesht Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, Illinois Introduction Data from the radar wind profiler Radio Acoustic Sounding System (RASS) and balloon borne...

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An Air-Launched Atmospheric Sounding System (ALMET)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article describes a system to provide standard atmospheric soundings in remote oceanic regions. Deployed from an aircraft, the expendable unit descends to within 15 m of the ocean surface on a parachute and then releases a 500-g balloon and ...

Michael A. Bellmore; D. Ray Booker; Ken Winter

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instrument Development Tethered Balloon Sounding System for Vertical Radiation Profiles  

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Tethered Balloon Sounding System Tethered Balloon Sounding System for Vertical Radiation Profiles C. D. Whiteman J. M. Alzheimer G. A. Anderson M. R. Garnich W. J. Shaw Pacific Northwest Laboratory Richland, WA 99352 platform is built on a triangular frame identical to the one on the Sky Platform, but the MSP carries no radiometric sensors, control loop, or leveling motors. Rather. the MSP is instrumented to measure the motions to which the Sky Platform will be subjected; the data provide engineering information to be used in the final design of the control loop and structural elements of the Sky Platform. An array of six miniature solid state accelerometers provides the raw data from which balloon motions are determined. Future plans call for the installation of a small attitude gyroscope on the

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ARM XDC Datastreams  

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StreamsBalloon-Borne Sounding StreamsBalloon-Borne Sounding System Documentation SONDE Instrument External Datastream Descriptions ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE) Information updated on August 14, 2013, 8:09 pm GMT General Data Description The Integrated Sounding System, developed by NCAR and NOAA, consisted of a transportable container with a RWP, RASS, and a navigation aid balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS). Several units were deployed in the TWP region and at Barrow Alaska. Please refer to the ISSSONDE documentation. At Darwin, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology launches sondes whose data are delivered to ARM and processed like ARM data, see SONDE. Expand All Collapse All

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents  

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Radiometer, Balloon-Borne Sounding System and Global Positioning System J.C. Liljegren, B.M. Lesht, T. VanHove, and C. Rocken A Comparison of Surface- and Satellite-Derived Cloud...

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Reconciliation of Surface and Profiler Winds at ISS Sites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Integrated Sounding Systems (ISSs), which combine surface-based, balloon-borne, and radar observation capabilities, were deployed for the first time during the Intensive Observing Period (IOP) of the recent Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response ...

Leslie M. Hartten

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of Lightning Activity and Storm Charge Relative to Dual-Doppler Analysis of a High-Precipitation Supercell Storm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high-precipitation tornadic supercell storm was observed on 29–30 May 2004 during the Thunderstorm Electrification and Lightning Experiment. Observational systems included the Oklahoma Lightning Mapping Array, mobile balloon-borne soundings, and ...

Kristin M. Calhoun; Donald R. MacGorman; Conrad L. Ziegler; Michael I. Biggerstaff

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound-Based ranging system in greenhouse environment with multipath effect compensation using artificial neural network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, sound-based ranging system in greenhouse environment with compensation of measurement error caused by multipath effect using Artificial Neural Network (ANN) was proposed. Greenhouse environment has special characteristic which is different ... Keywords: ANN, greenhouse, multipath effect, sound-based ranging system

Slamet Widodo; Tomoo Shiigi; Naing Min Than; Yuichi Ogawa; Naoshi Kondo

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the System Dependency of Satellite Sounding Impact-Comments on Recent Impact Test Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As shown by the Data Systems Test results, the impact of satellite temperature soundings on numerical weather prediction is highly dependent on the particular analysis and forecast system used to incorporate the data. The more amenable a system ...

M. S. Tracton; A. J. Desmaris; R. J. van Haaren; R. D. McPherson

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scanning the Earth's Limb from a High-Altitude Balloon: The Development and Flight of a New Balloon-Based Pointing System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development and first flight of a new balloon-borne pointing system is discussed. The system is capable of pointing a platform of optical instruments at an inertial target from a pendulating platform suspended below a high-altitude balloon. ...

Brendan M. Quine; Kimberly Strong; Aldona Wiacek; Debra Wunch; James A. Anstey; James R. Drummond

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for characterizing synthesizing and/or canceling out acoustic signals from inanimate sound sources  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system and method for characterizing, synthesizing, and/or canceling out acoustic signals from inanimate sound sources is disclosed. Propagating wave electromagnetic sensors monitor excitation sources in sound producing systems, such as machines, musical instruments, and various other structures. Acoustical output from these sound producing systems is also monitored. From such information, a transfer function characterizing the sound producing system is generated. From the transfer function, acoustical output from the sound producing system may be synthesized or canceled. The methods disclosed enable accurate calculation of matched transfer functions relating specific excitations to specific acoustical outputs. Knowledge of such signals and functions can be used to effect various sound replication, sound source identification, and sound cancellation applications.

Holzrichter, John F. (Berkeley, CA); Burnett, Greg C. (Livermore, CA); Ng, Lawrence C. (Danville, CA)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for characterizing, synthesizing, and/or canceling out acoustic signals from inanimate sound sources  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system and method for characterizing, synthesizing, and/or canceling out acoustic signals from inanimate sound sources is disclosed. Propagating wave electromagnetic sensors monitor excitation sources in sound producing systems, such as machines, musical instruments, and various other structures. Acoustical output from these sound producing systems is also monitored. From such information, a transfer function characterizing the sound producing system is generated. From the transfer function, acoustical output from the sound producing system may be synthesized or canceled. The methods disclosed enable accurate calculation of matched transfer functions relating specific excitations to specific acoustical outputs. Knowledge of such signals and functions can be used to effect various sound replication, sound source identification, and sound cancellation applications.

Holzrichter, John F. (Berkeley, CA); Burnett, Greg C. (Livermore, CA); Ng, Lawrence C. (Danville, CA)

2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method for characterizing, synthesizing, and/or canceling out acoustic signals from inanimate sound sources  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system and method for characterizing, synthesizing, and/or canceling out acoustic signals from inanimate sound sources is disclosed. Propagating wave electromagnetic sensors monitor excitation sources in sound producing systems, such as machines, musical instruments, and various other structures. Acoustical output from these sound producing systems is also monitored. From such information, a transfer function characterizing the sound producing system is generated. From the transfer function, acoustical output from the sound producing system may be synthesized or canceled. The methods disclosed enable accurate calculation of matched transfer functions relating specific excitations to specific acoustical outputs. Knowledge of such signals and functions can be used to effect various sound replication, sound source identification, and sound cancellation applications.

Holzrichter, John F; Burnett, Greg C; Ng, Lawrence C

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The Integrated Sounding System: Description and Preliminary Observations from TOGA COARE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An Integrated Sounding System (ISS) that combines state-of- the-art remote and in situ sensors into a single transportable facility has been developed jointly by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the Aeronomy laboratory of ...

David Parsons; Walter Dabberdt; Harold Cole; Terrence Hock; Charles Martin; Anne-Leslie Barrett; Erik Miller; Michael Spowart; Michael Howard; Warner Ecklund; David Carter; Kenneth Gage; John Wilson

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power and accuracy trade-offs in sound-based context recognition systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an empirical design methodology to optimize a context recognition system with respect to a trade-off between power consumption and recognition performance rather than straightforward maximization of the recognition rate. As illustration, ... Keywords: Activity detection, Context recognition, Power awareness, Sound analysis, Wearable computing

Mathias Stäger; Paul Lukowicz; Gerhard Tröster

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of Electric or Hybrid vehicle alert sound system for pedestrian  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on a track of our test center located in La Ferté Vidame. Two cars were used: -a diesel-vehicle - an electricDesign of Electric or Hybrid vehicle alert sound system for pedestrian J.-C. Chamard and V, France 1691 #12;The arrival of fully or hybrid electric vehicles raised safety problems respect

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Testing a Mobile Version of a Cross-Chain Loran Atmospheric (M-CLASS) Sounding System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have Rested the NCAR Cross-Chain LORAN Atmospheric Sounding System (CLASS) in a fully mobile configuration, which we call M-CLASS. The sondes use LORAN-C navigation signals to allow calculation of balloon position and horizontal winds. In ...

W. David Rust; Donald W. Burgess; Robert A. Maddox; Lester C. Showell; Thomas C. Marshall; Dean K. Lauritsen

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accuracy Analysis of Rubsonde-GPS Wind Sounding System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results of program of estimate the limiting accuracy of atmospheric wind profiles obtained by tracking a new balloon, the Rubsonde, with the Global Positioning System (GPS) are presented. In the first part, the authors detail the data ...

Jean Barat; Charles Cot

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Filter Algorithm Based on Whistle Sound Suppression System Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

System uses the voice codec chip analog voice signals TLV320AIC23 A/D conversion, digital audio is passed to the DSP chip TMS320VC5409 sequence processing, DSP algorithms using FFT and CZT transform algorithm the number of sequences of audio spectrum ... Keywords: Acoustic feedback, FFT transform, CZT transform, IIR filter, TMS320VC5409

Lei Liu; Honggang Li; Xiaochen Hu

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Portable Elf-Mt System For Shallow Resistivity Sounding | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » A Portable Elf-Mt System For Shallow Resistivity Sounding Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Portable Elf-Mt System For Shallow Resistivity Sounding Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: In view of recent extensive investigation of shallow resistivity structure for active fault studies and geothermal exploration, we developed a portable magnetotelluric (MT) system for the extremely low frequency (ELF) range. The system aims primarily at making real-time analyses of MT data at the so-called Schumann resonance frequencies of ~ 8, 14 and 20 Hz.

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The Sound Emission Board of the KM3NeT Acoustic Positioning System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe the sound emission board proposed for installation in the acoustic positioning system of the future KM3NeT underwater neutrino telescope. The KM3NeT European consortium aims to build a multi-cubic kilometre underwater neutrino telescope in the deep Mediterranean Sea. In this kind of telescope the mechanical structures holding the optical sensors, which detect the Cherenkov radiation produced by muons emanating from neutrino interactions, are not completely rigid and can move up to dozens of meters in undersea currents. Knowledge of the position of the optical sensors to an accuracy of about 10 cm is needed for adequate muon track reconstruction. A positioning system based on the acoustic triangulation of sound transit time differences between fixed seabed emitters and receiving hydrophones attached to the kilometre-scale vertical flexible structures carrying the optical sensors is being developed. In this paper, we describe the sound emission board developed in the framework of KM3NeT project, whi...

Llorens, C D; Sogorb, T; Bou--Cabo, M; Martínez-Mora, J A; Larosa, G; Adrián-Martínez, S

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Endangered Sounds: a sound project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Endangered Sounds is a project that focuses on the exploration of Sound Marks (trade-marked sounds). The initial stage of this project was funded by Arts Victoria, and comprised legal searches that resulted in the listings of Sound Marks registered ...

Garth Paine

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Satellite Soundings on the National Meteorological Center's Analysis and Forecast System—The Data Systems Test Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to assess the value of remote sounding data for numerical weather prediction, parallel sets of analyses were produced with (SAT) and without (NOSAT) the sounding data from the experimental Nimbus-6 and operational NOAA-4 satellites for ...

M. S. Tracton; A. J. Desmarais; R. J. Van Haaren; R. D. McPherson

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stratospheric Balloon-Borne “Adapted Gill-Type” Propeller Anemometer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Order to observe stratospheric gravity waves and turbulence, a Gill-type anemometer was improved by using sapphire pivot bearings and photocouplter tachometers. The anemometer has a threshold velocity of less than 1 m s?1 in the middle ...

M. D. Yamanaka; Y. Matsuzaka; J. Nishimura; T. Yamagami; H. Tanaka

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype TIGRE compton gamma-ray balloon-borne telescope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

trigger. “Good-event” triggers require a coincidence in thetriggers from adjacent layers to ensure that only tracked electron events

Bhattacharya, D; O'Neill, T J; Akyuz, A; Samimi, J; Zych, A D

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Operational Forecast System - A Real-time Predictive Tool for Marine Resource Management and Emergency Responses  

SciTech Connect

To support marine ecological resource management and emergency response and to enhance scientific understanding of physical and biogeochemical processes in Puget Sound, a real-time Puget Sound Operational Forecast System (PS-OFS) was developed by the Coastal Ocean Dynamics & Ecosystem Modeling group (CODEM) of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PS-OFS employs the state-of-the-art three-dimensional coastal ocean model and closely follows the standards and procedures established by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS). PS-OFS consists of four key components supporting the Puget Sound Circulation and Transport Model (PS-CTM): data acquisition, model execution and product archive, model skill assessment, and model results dissemination. This paper provides an overview of PS-OFS and its ability to provide vital real-time oceanographic information to the Puget Sound community. PS-OFS supports pacific northwest region’s growing need for a predictive tool to assist water quality management, fish stock recovery efforts, maritime emergency response, nearshore land-use planning, and the challenge of climate change and sea level rise impacts. The structure of PS-OFS and examples of the system inputs and outputs, forecast results are presented in details.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Chase, Jared M.; Wang, Taiping

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-Dimensional Classical Wave Localization in a Third Sound System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Patterned calcium fluoride deposited on glass creates an effective two-dimensional scatterer of third sound propagating on a thin 4He film. We have utilized a substrate with a periodic arrangement of scatterers and a substrate with a random arrangement of scatterers to investigate classical wave propagation and localization using third sound. We observe pass bands on the periodic substrate while only low frequency modes are observed in the disordered case. The presence of high frequency modes on the ordered substrate and the absence of high frequency modes on the disordered substrate indicates we are observing localization on the disordered substrate. We compare the disordered data to the two-dimensional localization theory of Cohen and Machta and find reasonable agreement.

Luhman, D. R.; Herrmann, J. C.; Hallock, R. B. [Laboratory of Low Temperature Physics, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, MA 01003 (United States)

2006-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Schlumberger soundings, audio-magnetotelluric soundings and telluric  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

soundings, audio-magnetotelluric soundings and telluric soundings, audio-magnetotelluric soundings and telluric mapping in and around the Coso Range, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Schlumberger soundings, audio-magnetotelluric soundings and telluric mapping in and around the Coso Range, California Details Activities (4) Areas (2) Regions (0) Abstract: Results of geophysical surveys in and around the Coso Range, and in particular in the area surrounding Coso Hot Springs are reported. Electrical properties of rocks associated with thermal phenomena of the Devil's Kitchen-Coso Hot Springs area in the Coso rhyolite dome field and the large arcuate fracture system previously postulated to represent a stage of incipient caldera formation were studied. Six individual plates

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Proper Setup of HVAC System in Conjunction with Sound Building 'Skin' Design for Alleviation of IAQ and Energy Performance Problems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy consumption in buildings is a growing concern. Many buildings are energy hogs simply because they were not set up properly to begin with. The building envelope and infiltration of unconditioned air is also a major concern in hot and humid climates, not only because of the loss of energy, but also because of damage that can result to insulation, drywall, and structure in addition to promotion of mold and mildew growth. Proper setup of the HVAC system, in conjunction with sound building “skin” design, can alleviate many of these problems. This paper will explain how most mixed air HVAC systems are set up with problems to begin with and how to identify and solve those problems. It will explain different control schemes that specifically deal with proper building pressurization

Rosenberg, M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing acoustically successful work places: a case study assessment of the speech privacy and sound isolation of space having underfloor air distribution systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Sound Insulation in Buildings General Servicesrate the sound insulation properties of building partitions.building element and as such is representative of the maximum sound insulation.

Salter, C.; Waldeck, R.D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ASHRAE sound and vibration technical committee position statement on the use of fiberglass in HVAC systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fiberglass duct liner continues to be the most cost?effective solutions to noise control in most HVAC air duct systems. There has been a recent increase in the number of institutional

Russell A. Cooper

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Airspace: Antarctic Sound Transmission  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Antarctic Sound Transmission Andrea Polli Director,investigates how sound transmission can contribute to thePoles. How have such transmission-based projects developed

Polli, Andrea

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Energy Storage Alternatives in the Puget Sound Energy System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As part of an ongoing study co-funded by the Bonneville Power Administration, under its Technology Innovation Grant Program, and the U.S. Department of Energy, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed an approach and modeling tool for assessing the net benefits of using energy storage located close to the customer in the distribution grid to manage demand. PNNL in collaboration with PSE and Primus Power has evaluated the net benefits of placing a zinc bromide battery system at two locations in the PSE system (Baker River / Rockport and Bainbridge Island). Energy storage can provide a number of benefits to the utility through the increased flexibility it provides to the grid system. Applications evaluated in the assessment include capacity value, balancing services, arbitrage, distribution deferral and outage mitigation. This report outlines the methodology developed for this study and Phase I results.

Balducci, Patrick J.; Jin, Chunlian; Wu, Di; Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW; Leslie, Patrick; Daitch, Charles

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Age-adapted psychoacoustics: target group oriented sound schemes for the interaction with telemedical systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the interaction of elderly people with IT systems, an ergonomic and intuitive design as well as self-explanatory handling processes are particularly relevant. Herein adequate acoustic feedback, which accounts for the specific needs and experience ... Keywords: acoustic feedback, psychoacoustic, telemedicine

Alexander Mertens; Philipp Przybysz; Alexander Groß; David Koch-Koerfges; Claudia Nick; Martin Kaethner; Christopher M. Schlick

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Datastreams - sondewnpn  

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Datastreamssondewnpn Datastreamssondewnpn Documentation XDC documentation Data Quality Plots Citation DOI: 10.5439/1021460 [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Example sondewnpn Archive Data Plot Example sondewnpn Archive Data Plot Datastream : SONDEWNPN Balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS): Vaisala-processed winds, press., temp, &RH Active Dates 1994.04.12 - 2014.01.10 Measurement Categories Atmospheric State Originating Instrument Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE) Measurements Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default. Show all measurements Measurement Units Variable altitude meters above Mean Sea Level alt ( time )

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ARM - Datastreams - sondewrpn  

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Datastreamssondewrpn Datastreamssondewrpn Documentation XDC documentation Data Quality Plots ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Datastream : SONDEWRPN Balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS): research winds, Vaisala press., temp, &RH Active Dates 1994.04.20 - 2002.05.27 Measurement Categories Atmospheric State Originating Instrument Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE) Measurements Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default. Show all measurements Measurement Units Variable altitude meters above Mean Sea Level alt ( time ) Ascent Rate m/s asc ( time ) Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time Horizontal wind Wind Direction deg deg ( time )

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ARM - Datastreams - sondewnpr  

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Datastreamssondewnpr Datastreamssondewnpr Documentation XDC documentation Data Quality Plots ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Datastream : SONDEWNPR Balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS): Vaisala winds, research press., temp, &RH Active Dates 1997.09.18 - 1997.09.26 Measurement Categories Atmospheric State Originating Instrument Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE) Measurements Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default. Show all measurements Measurement Units Variable Altitude above mean sea level m alt ( time ) Ascent Rate m/s asc ( time ) Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time Horizontal wind Wind Direction deg deg ( time )

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ARM - Datastreams - sondewrpr  

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Datastreamssondewrpr Datastreamssondewrpr Documentation XDC documentation Data Quality Plots ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Datastream : SONDEWRPR Balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS): research-mode winds, presssure, temp, &RH Active Dates 1994.04.07 - 1998.08.28 Measurement Categories Atmospheric State Originating Instrument Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE) Measurements Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default. Show all measurements Measurement Units Variable Altitude above mean sea level m alt ( time ) Ascent Rate m/s asc ( time ) Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time Horizontal wind Wind Direction deg deg ( time )

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ARM - Instrument - sonde  

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govInstrumentssonde govInstrumentssonde Documentation SONDE : Handbook SONDE : XDC documentation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Atmospheric Profiling General Overview The balloon-borne sounding system (SONDE) provides in situ measurements (vertical profiles) of both the thermodynamic state of the atmosphere, and the wind speed and direction. During some field campaigns, sonde operations from multiple stations around a central location with baseline measurements, like a mobile facility, can provide important constraints for model simulations. At the ARM sites, sondes are launched at the following

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DISCLAIMER  

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29 29 Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE) Handbook D Holdridge J Prell M Ritsche R Coulter February 2011 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research D Holdridge et al., February 2011, ARM-TR-029 iii Contents 1.0 General Overview ................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Contacts ................................................................................................................................................ 1 2.1 Mentors ........................................................................................................................................ 1

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Price Sound Laboratory  

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Price Sound Laboratory. NVLAP Lab Code: 200874-0. Address and Contact Information: 638 RALEIGH STREET WINNIPEG ...

2013-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sound of Sonoluminescence  

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We consider an air bubble in water under conditions of single bubble sonoluminescence (SBSL) and evaluate the emitted sound field nonperturbatively for subsonic gas-liquid interface motion. Sound emission being the dominant damping mechanism, we also implement the nonperturbative sound damping in the Rayleigh-Plesset equation for the interface motion. We evaluate numerically the sound pulse emitted during bubble collapse and compare the nonperturbative and perturbative results, showing that the usual perturbative description leads to an overestimate of the maximal surface velocity and maximal sound pressure. The radius vs. time relation for a full SBSL cycle remains deceptively unaffected.

H. -Th. Elze; T. Kodama; J. Rafelski

1997-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sound Sound Jump to: navigation, search Improved engineering and appropriate use of setbacks near residents has largely eliminated the problem wind farms had with noise in the 1980s and 1990s. Aerodynamic noise has been reduced by advancing blade design and orienting blades upwind of the turbine tower. A small amount of noise is generated by the mechanical components of the turbine. Modern wind turbines are designed with noise reduction in mind. Sound power levels at the source of a wind turbine are in the range of 90-105 dB(A). Proper setback requirements reduce wind farm sound pressure to background-noise levels. For example, at a distance of 350 meters, the sound pressure level for a wind farm is typically less than 45 dB(A). Rural background sound pressure is typically around 30-45dB(A). Higher wind

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Sound Oil Company  

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Sound Oil Company Sound Oil Company file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/blackard/Desktop/EIA/LEE0152.HTM[11/29/2012 2:30:44 PM] DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Application for Exception Name of Petitioner: Sound Oil Company Date of Filing: August 16, 1994 Case Number: LEE-0152 On August 16, 1994, Sound Oil Company (Sound) of Seattle Washington, filed an Application for Exception with the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Department of Energy. In its Application, Sound requests that it be relieved of the requirement that it file the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) form entitled "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report" (Form EIA-782B). As explained below, we have determined that the Application for Exception should be denied.

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ARM XDC Datastreams  

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StreamsIntegrated Sounding System StreamsIntegrated Sounding System Documentation ISSSONDE Instrument External Datastream Descriptions ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Integrated Sounding System (ISSSONDE) Information updated on September 28, 2006, 6:10 pm GMT General Data Description The ISS balloon borne sounding system is the standard NCAR "GAUS" (GPS Advanced Upper-Air Sounding System) sounding system. Expand All Collapse All Data Stream Names isssonde : Integrated Sounding System (ISS): meteorological data vertical profile isssonde10s : Integrated Sounding System (ISS): meteorological data vertical profile, 10-s resolution Measurement Description See The UCAR Web Page for the ISS Temporal Coverage

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Errors in Radio Acoustic Sounding of Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the use of simultaneous correction for radial wind, the accuracy of radio acoustic sounding systems for the measurement of temperature has been substantially improved. The temperature accuracy can now be affected by a number of factors that ...

Wayne M. Angevine; W. L. Ecklund

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PoGOLite: a balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter  

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. Tanaka, and H. Yoshida are with Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan S. Gunji is with Yamagata

Haviland, David

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Observation of Ultrahigh-Energy Cosmic Rays with the ANITA Balloon-Borne Radio Interferometer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the observation of 16 cosmic ray events with a mean energy of 1.5x10{sup 19} eV via radio pulses originating from the interaction of the cosmic ray air shower with the Antarctic geomagnetic field, a process known as geosynchrotron emission. We present measurements in the 300-900 MHz range, which are the first self-triggered, first ultrawide band, first far-field, and the highest energy sample of cosmic ray events collected with the radio technique. Their properties are inconsistent with current ground-based geosynchrotron models. The emission is 100% polarized in the plane perpendicular to the projected geomagnetic field. Fourteen events are seen to have a phase inversion due to reflection of the radio beam off the ice surface, and two additional events are seen directly from above the horizon. Based on a likelihood analysis, we estimate angular pointing precision of order 2 deg. for the event arrival directions.

Hoover, S.; Belov, K.; Vieregg, A. G.; Saltzberg, D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Nam, J. [Department of Physics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Gorham, P. W.; Allison, P.; Kowalski, J.; Learned, J. G.; Matsuno, S.; Miki, C.; Miocinovic, P.; Romero-Wolf, A.; Rosen, M.; Ruckman, L.; Varner, G. S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii 96822 (United States); Grashorn, E.; Beatty, J. J.; Mercurio, B. C.; Palladino, K. [Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States)

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Modification of a Commercial Condensation Particle Counter for Boundary Layer Balloon-Borne Aerosol Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A commercial battery-driven condensation particle counter (TSI-8020) was modified for use in a lightweight payload for tethered balloons to study new particle formation in the planetary boundary layer. After modifications, the instrument was ...

Jost Heintzenberg; Alfred Wiedensohler; Stefan Kütz

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing, synthesizing, and/or canceling out acoustic signals from sound sources  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for characterizing, synthesizing, and/or canceling out acoustic signals from inanimate and animate sound sources. Electromagnetic sensors monitor excitation sources in sound producing systems, such as animate sound sources such as the human voice, or from machines, musical instruments, and various other structures. Acoustical output from these sound producing systems is also monitored. From such information, a transfer function characterizing the sound producing system is generated. From the transfer function, acoustical output from the sound producing system may be synthesized or canceled. The systems disclosed enable accurate calculation of transfer functions relating specific excitations to specific acoustical outputs. Knowledge of such signals and functions can be used to effect various sound replication, sound source identification, and sound cancellation applications.

Holzrichter, John F. (Berkeley, CA); Ng, Lawrence C. (Danville, CA)

2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The Assimilation of Observations from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit over Sea Ice in the French Global Numerical Weather Prediction System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this study is to test the feasibility of assimilating microwave observations from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Units (AMSU-A and AMSU-B) through the implementation of an appropriate parameterization of sea ice emissivity. AMSU ...

Fatima Karbou; Florence Rabier; Catherine Prigent

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Sounding Range of a 1-m Wavelength Radio Acoustic Sounder  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sounding range of a RASS (Radio Acoustic Sounding System) for remote measurement of the atmospheric thermal profile is determined both by the structural peculiarities of the system (wavelength, size of antennas, acoustic and radar power, etc.)...

G. Bonino; P. Trivero; G. Elisei; A. Marzorati

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Energy Storage Alternatives in the Puget Sound Energy System Volume 2: Energy Storage Evaluation Tool  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This volume presents the battery storage evaluation tool developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which is used to evaluate benefits of battery storage for multiple grid applications, including energy arbitrage, balancing service, capacity value, distribution system equipment deferral, and outage mitigation. This tool is based on the optimal control strategies to capture multiple services from a single energy storage device. In this control strategy, at each hour, a look-ahead optimization is first formulated and solved to determine battery base operating point. The minute by minute simulation is then performed to simulate the actual battery operation. This volume provide background and manual for this evaluation tool.

Wu, Di; Jin, Chunlian; Balducci, Patrick J.; Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sounding liquids: Automatic sound synthesis from fluid simulation  

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We present a novel approach for synthesizing liquid sounds directly from visual simulation of fluid dynamics. Our approach takes advantage of the fact that the sound generated by liquid is mainly due to the vibration of resonating bubbles in the medium ... Keywords: Sound simulation, liquids

William Moss; Hengchin Yeh; Jeong-Mo Hong; Ming C. Lin; Dinesh Manocha

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature, Humidity, Wind and Pressure Sensors (THWAPS) Handbook  

SciTech Connect

The temperature, humidity, wind, and pressure system (THWAPS) provide surface reference values of these measurements for balloon-borne sounding system (SONDE) launches. The THWAPS is located adjacent to the SONDE launch site at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility. The THWAPS system is a combination of calibration-quality instruments intended to provide accurate measurements of meteorological conditions near the surface. Although the primary use of the system is to provide accurate surface reference values of temperature, pressure, relative humidity (RH), and wind velocity for comparison with radiosonde readings, the system includes a data logger to record time series of the measured variables.

Ritsche, MT

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems for stereophonic sound reinforcement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although stereophonic loudspeakersystems for large spaces were developed in well?documented work at Bell Labs nearly 70 years ago

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatialized computation in sound and music  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The PRISM system (for Pattern Recognition In Sound and Music) is the acoustic front?end of an experimental research environment that attempts to imitate qualitative aspects of human hearing; examples include polyphonic music recordings. This paper focuses on the acoustic representation used in PRISM

Bernard Mont?Reynaud

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can a Mobile Phone in a Pocket Reliably Recognize Ambient Sounds?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate how different locations inside clothing influence the ability of a system to recognize activity relevant sounds. Specifically, we consider the recognition of sounds from 9 household and office appliances recorded using an iPhone placed ...

Tobias Franke; Paul Lukowicz; Kai Kunze; David Bannach

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instrument Cross-Comparisons and Automated Quality Instrument Cross-Comparisons and Automated Quality Control of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Data S. Moore and G. Hughes ATK Mission Research Santa Barbara, California Introduction Within the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) instrument network, several different systems often measure the same quantity at the same site. For example, several ARM instruments measure time- series profiles of the atmosphere that were previously available only from balloon-borne radiosonde systems. These instruments include the Radar Wind Profilers (RWP) with Radio-Acoustic Sounding Systems (RASS), the Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI), the Microwave Radiometer Profiler (MWRP), and the Raman Lidar (RL). ARM researchers have described methods for direct

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Sight and Sound - Scenario  

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Scenario Scenario Summary Student Pages Internet Links Index Introduction Development/Rationale for the Year-End Project Teacher Preparation for the Year-End Project The Sight and Sound Project - an Anecdotal Account Introduction to and Selection of Year-End Projects Conducting the Literature Search Project Proposal Conducting the Experiments Wrapping up with the Reports and Presentations Introduction: Mr. Tom Henderson is part of a talented science staff at Glenbrook South High School. Glenbrook South High School (GBS) is set in an educationally supportive and affluent community. The physics staff work in teams teaching physics to over 80 percent of the student population and are constantly looking for ways to use technology to empower students with the ability to apply learned concepts of physics to their lives. With this goal in mind,

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Audemes at work: Investigating features of non-speech sounds to maximize content recognition  

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To access interactive systems, blind users can leverage their auditory senses by using non-speech sounds. The structure of existing non-speech sounds, however, is geared toward conveying atomic operations at the user interface (e.g., opening a file) ... Keywords: Acoustic, Audeme, Blind, Non-speech sound, Recognition, Visually impaired

Mexhid Ferati; Mark S. Pfaff; Steve Mannheimer; Davide Bolchini

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sight and Sound - Student Page  

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Information Sheet Information Sheet Project: Your project involves a study of the physics involved in the production of sound and the detection of light and sound by animal species. Technical information about the ability of animals to produce sound and their ability to perceive the world through sight and hearing will be collected by means of background readings. The behavior of light and sound waves will be experimentally analyzed using computer-interfaced light and sound probes (or a computer-interfaced motion detector for ultrasound studies) and the results will be extended to the sensory ability of various animal species. By the end of this project, you should be able to: discuss with both words and diagrams the nature (description, category, physical means of creation and propagation, etc.) and

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Deep electromagnetic sounding in central Nevada  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sixteen shallow and deep controlled source electromagnetic soundings were performed in Buena Vista Valley, near Winnemucca, Nevada, to investigate an intra-basement conductor previously detected with magnetotellurics. The survey was carried out with the LBL EM-60 system using a remote magnetic reference for low-frequency geomagnetic noise cancellation, 100-m- and 2.8-km-diameter transmitter loops, and a minicomputer for in-field processing. EM soundings were made at distances from 0.5 to 30 km from three loops over the frequency range 0.02 to 500 Hz. Data were interpreted by means of 1-D inversions and the resulting layered models were pieced together to yield an approximate 2-D geoelectric model along the N-S axis of the valley. The EM soundings and one MT sounding show a 3 to 7 ohm-m zone at a depth of four to seven km. The conductor appears to be deepest at the northern end of the valley and shallowest beneath a basement ridge that seems to divide Buena Vista Valley into two basinal structures. Similar intra-basement conductors are also reported 50 to 75 miles south in the Carson Sink-Fallon areas, suggesting a common source, probably related to an anomalously hot, thin crust.

Wilt, M.; Goldstein, N.E.; Haught, J.R.; Morrison, H.F.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sounding Techniques Electromagnetic soundings aim to map the distribution of electrical resistivity as a function of depth.1 References http:www.amazon.com...

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Sound Geothermal Corporation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name Sound Geothermal Corporation Place Sandy, Utah Zip 84094 Sector Geothermal energy Product Sound Geothermal coporation helps...

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Puget Sound area electric reliability plan. Draft environmental impact statement  

SciTech Connect

The Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) identifies the alternatives for solving a power system problem in the Puget Sound area. This Plan is undertaken by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Puget Sound Power & Light, Seattle City Light, Snohomish Public Utility District No. 1 (PUD), and Tacoma Public Utilities. The Plan consists of potential actions in Puget Sound and other areas in the State of Washington. A specific need exists in the Puget Sound area for balance between east-west transmission capacity and the increasing demand to import power generated east of the Cascades. At certain times of the year, there is more demand for power than the electric system can supply in the Puget Sound area. This high demand, called peak demand, occurs during the winter months when unusually cold weather increases electricity use for heating. The existing power system can supply enough power if no emergencies occur. However, during emergencies, the system will not operate properly. As demand grows, the system becomes more strained. To meet demand, the rate of growth of demand must be reduced or the ability to serve the demand must be increased, or both. The plan to balance Puget Sound`s power demand and supply has these purposes: The plan should define a set of actions that would accommodate ten years of load growth (1994--2003). Federal and State environmental quality requirements should be met. The plan should be consistent with the plans of the Northwest Power Planning Council. The plan should serve as a consensus guideline for coordinated utility action. The plan should be flexible to accommodate uncertainties and differing utility needs. The plan should balance environmental impacts and economic costs. The plan should provide electric system reliability consistent with customer expectations. 29 figs., 24 tabs.

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1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound energy loss during sonolysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper gives an analysis of sound energy losses due to sonolysis — dissociation of the part of water molecules to radicals H? and ?OH. The value of the energy loss can be evaluated by using the concentration of hydrogen peroxide which appears in the water as a result of cross?recombination of radicals ?OH+?OH=H2O2. Data previously obtained by different authors were used for the present analysis. Data for fresh water and also for water with dissolved gases were considered. Data covered a sound frequency range from 1.5 kHz to 2 MHz and sound pressure amplitudes 0.6–2.5 atm for normal static pressure and a water temperature of 20?°C. It is shown that the rate of increasing hydrogen peroxide concentration is proportional to the intensity of sound. The rate is also propor? tional to the concentration of dissolved oxygen and argon in water while other gases (hydrogen

Dmitry A. Selivanovsky; Grigory A. Domrachev

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan : Draft Environmental Impact State.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) identifies the alternatives for solving a power system problem in the Puget Sound area. This Plan is undertaken by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Puget Sound Power Light, Seattle City Light, Snohomish Public Utility District No. 1 (PUD), and Tacoma Public Utilities. The Plan consists of potential actions in Puget Sound and other areas in the State of Washington. A specific need exists in the Puget Sound area for balance between east-west transmission capacity and the increasing demand to import power generated east of the Cascades. At certain times of the year, there is more demand for power than the electric system can supply in the Puget Sound area. This high demand, called peak demand, occurs during the winter months when unusually cold weather increases electricity use for heating. The existing power system can supply enough power if no emergencies occur. However, during emergencies, the system will not operate properly. As demand grows, the system becomes more strained. To meet demand, the rate of growth of demand must be reduced or the ability to serve the demand must be increased, or both. The plan to balance Puget Sound's power demand and supply has these purposes: The plan should define a set of actions that would accommodate ten years of load growth (1994--2003). Federal and State environmental quality requirements should be met. The plan should be consistent with the plans of the Northwest Power Planning Council. The plan should serve as a consensus guideline for coordinated utility action. The plan should be flexible to accommodate uncertainties and differing utility needs. The plan should balance environmental impacts and economic costs. The plan should provide electric system reliability consistent with customer expectations. 29 figs., 24 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and implementation of an underwater sound recording device  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study was to design and build two versions of an underwater sound recording device. The device designed is referred to as the Underwater Sound Recorder (USR), which can be connected to one or two hydrophones or other underwater sound sensors. The URS contains a 26 dB preamplifier and a user selectable gain that permits additional amplification of input to the system from 26 dB to 46 dB. Signals within the frequency range up to 15 kHz may be recorded using the USR. Examples of USR applications are monitoring underwater processes that have the potential to create large pressure waves that could potentially harm fish or other aquatic life, such as underwater explosions or pile driving. Additional applications are recording sound generated by vessels or the vocalizations of some marine mammals, such as the calls from many species of whales.

Martinez, Jayson J.; Myers, Joshua R.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Deng, Zhiqun; Rohrer, John S.; Caviggia, Kurt A.

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Lidar and Balloon-Borne Particle Counter Measurements of the Stratospheric Aerosol 1974–1980  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We compare a series of 85 dustsonde measurements and 84 lidar measurements made in midlatitude North America during 1974–80. This period includes two major volcanic increases (Fuego in 1974 and St. Helens in 1980), as well as an unusually clean, ...

T. J. Swissler; P. Hamill; M. Osborn; P. B. Russell; M. P. McCormick

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PP-6 Puget Sound Power & Light Company | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Puget Sound Power & Light Company PP-6 Puget Sound Power & Light Company Presidential permit authorizing Puget Sound Power & Light Company to construct, operate, and maintain...

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Sound Propagation in the Nocturnal Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An experimental study of sound propagation near the ground in stable, nighttime conditions was performed in conjunction with the Cooperative Atmosphere–Surface Exchange Study-1999 (CASES-99). Low-frequency sound transmissions were continuously ...

D. Keith Wilson; John M. Noble; Mark A. Coleman

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sonic facade, creating a sounding architecture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

While architecture inherently makes sound when people and the environment interact with it, architects seldom orchestrate a building to produce sound. This thesis proposes a sonic facade that turns an existing building ...

Granville, Alina (Alina T.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Designing sound for a pervasive mobile game  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We examine the role of sound design in pervasive mobile games. As a case study, we present the sound design and evaluation of a working prototype game called The Songs of North. A play-test with 19 players was conducted over a two-week period. ... Keywords: computer games, mobile applications, sound design

Inger Ekman; Laura Ermi; Jussi Lahti; Jani Nummela; Petri Lankoski; Frans Mäyrä

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A dynamic fuzzy neural filter for separation of discontinuous adventitious sounds from vesicular sounds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a recurrent filter that performs real-time separation of discontinuous adventitious sounds from vesicular sounds. The filter uses two Dynamic Fuzzy Neural Networks, operating in parallel, to perform the task of separation of the lung ... Keywords: Pathological discontinuous adventitious sounds, Real-time separation, Recurrent fuzzy-neural modelling, Vesicular sounds

Paris A. Mastorocostas; John B. Theocharis

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound damping constant for generalized theories of gravity  

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The near-horizon metric for a black brane in anti-de Sitter space and the metric near the AdS boundary both exhibit hydrodynamic behavior. We demonstrate the equivalence of this pair of hydrodynamic systems for the sound mode of a conformal theory. This is first established for Einstein's gravity, but we then show how the sound damping constant will be modified from its Einstein form for a generalized theory. The modified damping constant is expressible as the ratio of a pair of gravitational couplings that are indicative of the sound-channel class of gravitons. This ratio of couplings differs from both that of the shear diffusion coefficient and the shear viscosity to entropy ratio. Our analysis is mostly limited to conformal theories, but suggestions are made as to how this restriction might eventually be lifted.

Brustein, Ram [Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, 84105 (Israel); Medved, A. J. M. [Physics Department, University of Seoul, Seoul 130-743 (Korea, Republic of)

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualizing Audio in a First-Person Shooter With Directional Sound Display  

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Visualizing Audio in a First-Person Shooter With Directional Sound Display Alexandra Holloway the design of DSD with a task- centered paradigm, building the system around providing directional of visualizing sound in three ways: pitch, intensity, and direction. In a pilot study, we found that participants

California at Santa Cruz, University of

92

Radio Acoustic Sounding with a UHF Volume Imaging Radar  

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An implementation of a radio acoustic sounding system (RASS) using a UHF volume imaging radar is presented. The volume-imaging ability of the radar permits the study the spatial structure of the RASS echo observing both the diffraction pattern on ...

Paco López Dekker; Stephen J. Frasier

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations | Open Energy  

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Sounding Configurations Sounding Configurations Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations A vertical electrical sounding (VES) is a DC resistivity survey which provides information regarding the change in apparent resistivity with depth. A quantitative interpretation of the results from VES measurements enable determination of the parameters for the geoelectric section.[1] Also Known As VES; Schlumberger Sounding References ↑ http://www.nga.com/Flyers_PDF/NGA_DC_Resistivity.pdf http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Electric-Borehole-Geophysics-Geochemistry/dp/0444529942 Ret LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. rieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Vertical_Electrical_Sounding_Configurations&oldid=596183

94

X:\ARM_19~1\SHAW.TP  

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Figure 1. Photograph of prototype self-leveling balloon-borne radiometer platform. Figure 1. Photograph of prototype self-leveling balloon-borne radiometer platform. Balloon-Borne Radiometer Profiler: Field Observations W. J. Shaw, C. D. Whiteman, G. A. Anderson, J. M. Alzheimer, J. M. Hubbe, and K. A Scott Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Project Objective The objective of this project is to develop the capability of making routine soundings of broadband radiative fluxes and radiative flux divergences to heights of 1500 m above ground level (AGL). Using this capability, soundings will be made under different cloudiness conditions and will be compared to radiative transfer models. The Radiometer Profiler To meet these objectives, radiometers are carried on a stabilized platform (see Figure 1) in a harness inserted in

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Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques | Open Energy Information  

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Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques (Redirected from Electromagnetic Sounding Methods) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Electrical Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Ground Electromagnetic Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Rock composition, mineral and clay content Stratigraphic/Structural: Detection of permeable pathways, fracture zones, faults Hydrological: Resistivity influenced by porosity, grain size distribution, permeability, fluid saturation, fluid type and phase state of the pore water

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Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan : Final Environmental Impact Statement.  

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A specific need exists in the Puget Sound area for balance between east-west transmission capacity and the increasing demand to import power generated east of the Cascades. At certain times of the year, and during certain conditions, there is more demand for power in the Puget Sound area than the transmission system and existing generation can reliably supply. This high demand, called peak demand occurs during the winter months when unusually cold weather increases electricity use for heating. The existing power system can supply enough power if no emergencies occur. However, during emergencies the system will not operate properly. As demand grows, the system becomes more strained. To meet demand, the rate of growth of demand must be reduced or the ability to serve the demand must be increased, or both.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Structured Menu Presentation Using Spatial Sound Separation  

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This paper describes a technique to support user interaction in a hierarchical menu, based on spatial sound separation. A complex menu structure is represented in space using a limited number of sound positions obtained by stereo panning or 3-D audio ...

Gaëtan Lorho; Jarmo Hiipakka; Juha Marila

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Sound Art (?) on/in Film  

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The use of sound for representation and narrative may go beyond what we might conventionally term musical. Film has gradually brought into focus the practice of sound art as something distinct from music yet existing at the end of a unified continuum ...

Julio D’escriván

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Success Stories: Optical Sound Restoration System  

Their efforts and the subsequent interest of the Library of Congress has led over $600,000 in funding from The National Endowment for the ... With this funding, ...

100

Puget Sound area electric reliability plan  

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Various conservation, load management, and fuel switching programs were considered as ways to reduce or shift system peak load. These programs operate at the end-use level, such as residential water heat. Figure D-1a shows what electricity consumption for water heat looks like on normal and extreme peak days. Load management programs, such as water heat control, are designed to reduce electricity consumption at the time of system peak. On the coldest day in average winter, system load peaks near 8:00 a.m. In a winter with extremely cold weather, electricity consumption increases fr all hours, and the system peak shifts to later in the morning. System load shapes in the Puget Sound area are shown in Figure D-1b for a normal winter peak day (February 2, 1988) and extreme peak day (February 3, 1989). Peak savings from any program are calculated to be the reduction in loads on the entire system at the hour of system peak. Peak savings for all programs are measured at 8:00 a.m. on a normal peak day and 9:00 a.m. on an extreme peak day. On extremely cold day, some water heat load shifts to much later in the morning, with less load available for shedding at the time of system peak. Models of hourly end-use consumption were constructed to simulate the impact of conservation, land management, and fuel switching programs on electricity consumption. Javelin, a time-series simulating package for personal computers, was chosen for the hourly analysis. Both a base case and a program case were simulated. 15 figs., 7 tabs.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Electromagnetic soundings for geothermal resources in Dixie Valley, Nevada  

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An electromagnetic (EM) sounding survey was performed over a region encompassing the Dixie Valley geothermal field to map the subsurface resistivity in the geothermal field and the surrounding area. The EM survey, consisting of 19 frequency-domain depth soundings made with the LBL EM-60 system, was undertaken to explore a narrow region adjacent to the Stillwater Range to a depth of 2 to 3 km. Lithologic and well log resistivity information from well 66-21 show that for EM interpretation the section can be reduced to a three-layer model consisting of moderately resistive alluvial sediments, low resistivity lacustrine sediments, and high resistivity Tertiary volcanics and older rocks. This three layer model was used as a starting point in interpreting EM sounding data. Variations in resistivity and thickness provided structural information and clues to the accumulation of geothermal fluids. The interpreted soundings reveal a 1 to 1.5-km-deep low-resistivity zone spatially associated with the geothermal field. The shallow depth suggests that the zone detected is either fluid leakage or hydrothermal alteration, rather than high-temperature reservoir fluids. The position of the low-resistivity zone also conforms to changes in depth to the high resistivity basal layer, suggesting that faulting is a control on the location of productive intervals. 10 refs., 7 figs.

Wilt, M.J.; Goldstein, N.E.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

A mechanically verified, sound and complete theorem prover for first order logic  

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We present a system of first order logic, together with soundness and completeness proofs wrt. standard first order semantics. Proofs are mechanised in Isabelle/HOL. Our definitions are computable, allowing us to derive an algorithm to test for first ...

Tom Ridge; James Margetson

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

GPS Sounding of the Atmosphere from Low Earth Orbit: Preliminary Results  

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This paper provides an overview of the methodology of and describes preliminary results from an experiment called GPS/MET (Global Positioning System/Meteorology), in which temperature soundings are obtained from a low Earth-orbiting satellite ...

R. Ware; C. Rocken; F. Solheim; M. Exner; W. Schreiner; R. Anthes; D. Feng; B. Herman; M. Gorbunov; S. Sokolovskiy; K. Hardy; Y. Kuo; X. Zou; K. Trenberth; T. Meehan; W. Melbourne; S. Businger

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Bowel-sound pattern analysis using wavelets and neural networks with application to long-term, unsupervised, gastrointestinal motility monitoring  

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This work focuses on the implementation of an autonomous system appropriate for long-term, unsupervised monitoring of bowel sounds, captured by means of abdominal surface vibrations. The autonomous intestinal motility analysis system (AIMAS) promises ... Keywords: Abdominal vibration, Bioacoustics, Bowel sounds, Multi-layer perceptron, Neural network, Pattern classification, Pattern recognition, Wavelet

C. Dimoulas; G. Kalliris; G. Papanikolaou; V. Petridis; A. Kalampakas

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Rigid-body fracture sound with precomputed soundbanks  

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We propose a physically based algorithm for synthesizing sounds synchronized with brittle fracture animations. Motivated by laboratory experiments, we approximate brittle fracture sounds using time-varying rigid-body sound models. We extend methods for ...

Changxi Zheng; Doug L. James

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound speed in liquid–gas mixtures: Water–air and water  

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The sound speed of a two-phase fluid, such as a magma-gas, water-air, or water-steam mixture, is dramatically different from the sound speed of either pure component. In numerous geologic situations the sound speed of such two-phase systems may be of interest: in the search for magma reservoirs, in seismic exploration of geothermal areas, in prediction of P wave velocity decreases prior to earthquakes, and in inversion of crustal and upper mantle seismic records. Probably most dramatically, fluid flow characteristics during eruptions of volcanoes and geysers are strongly dependent on the sound speed of erupting two-phase (or multiphase) fluids. In this paper the sound speeds of water, air, steam, water-air mixtures, and water-steam mixtures are calculated. It is demonstrated that sound speeds calculated from classical acoustic and fluid dynamics analyses agree with results obtained from finite amplitude 'vaporization wave ' theory. To the extent that air and steam are represented as perfect gases with an adiabatic exponent •, independent of temperature, their sound speeds vary in a simple manner directly with the square root of the absolute temperature. The sound speed of pure liquid water is a complex function of pressure and temperature and is given here to 8 kbar, 900øC. In pure water at all pressures the sound speed attains a maximum value near 100øC and decreases at higher temperatures; at high pressures the decrease is continuous, but at pressures below 1 kbar the sound speed reaches a minimum value in the

Susan Werner Kieffer

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Schlumberger soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River...  

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soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River Valleys, Idaho and Utah Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Schlumberger soundings in the Upper...

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Radiation of sound from surfaces at grazing angles of incidence.  

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??It is difficult to predict the sound radiation from large factory roofs. The existing infinite panel theories of sound insulation are not sufficient when the… (more)

Pavasovic, V

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Category:Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques | Open Energy Information  

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Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermalpower.jpg Looking for the Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques page? For detailed information on Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques, click here. Category:Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Add.png Add a new Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Technique Subcategories This category has only the following subcategory. M [×] Magnetotelluric Techniques‎ 1 pages Pages in category "Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques" The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total. M Magnetotelluric Techniques T Time-Domain Electromagnetics Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Electromagnetic_Sounding_Techniques&oldid=689837"

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Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations | Open Energy Information  

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Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Electrical Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Direct-Current Resistivity Survey Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Rock composition, mineral and clay content Stratigraphic/Structural: Detection of permeable pathways, fracture zones, faults Hydrological: Resistivity influenced by porosity, grain size distribution, permeability, fluid saturation, fluid type and phase state of the pore water Thermal: Resistivity influenced by temperature

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Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques | Open Energy Information  

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Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Electrical Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Ground Electromagnetic Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Rock composition, mineral and clay content Stratigraphic/Structural: Detection of permeable pathways, fracture zones, faults Hydrological: Resistivity influenced by porosity, grain size distribution, permeability, fluid saturation, fluid type and phase state of the pore water Thermal: Resistivity influenced by temperature

112

Zero sound in strange metals with hyperscaling violation from holography  

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Hyperscaling violating `strange metal' phase of heavy fermion compounds can be described holographically by probe D-branes in the background of a Lifshitz space-time (dynamical exponent $z$ and spatial dimensions $d$) with hyperscaling violation (corresponding exponent $\\theta$). Without the hyperscaling violation, strange metals are known to exhibit zero sound mode for $zheat and the null energy condition of the background dictate that $\\thetaconductivity of the systems and briefly comment on the results.

Parijat Dey; Shibaji Roy

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

113

ARM - Evaluation Product - Merged Sounding VAP  

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ProductsMerged Sounding VAP ProductsMerged Sounding VAP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Merged Sounding VAP Site(s) FKB GRW HFE NIM NSA PYE SGP TWP General Description This value-added product (VAP) uses a combination of observations from radiosonde soundings, the microwave radiometer, surface meteorological instruments, and ECMWF model output with a sophisticated scaling/interpolation/smoothing scheme in order to define profiles of the atmospheric thermodynamic state. These profiles are calculated at one-minute time resolution and 266 vertical levels which vary such that greater detail (20 meters) is captured near the surface with the resolution becoming coarser (200 meters) as the maximum altitude - 20 km above mean

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Sound art: Origins, development and ambiguities  

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This article provides an overview of sound art, encompassing its history and artistic development, and the complexities of the term’s use as a categorisation. It starts with various definitions employed and the ways that recent museum exhibitions ...

Alan Licht

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Snowstorms over the Puget Sound Lowlands  

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Snowfall over the Puget Sound lowlands is the product of complex interactions between the synoptic-scale flow and the mesoscale topography of the region. Although heavy snowfall is relatively infrequent in this region, when it does occur it ...

Garth K. Ferber; Clifford F. Mass; Gary M. Lackmann; Michael W. Patnoe

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Querying partially sound and complete data sources  

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When gathering data from multiple data sources, users need uniform, transparent access to data. Also, when extracting data from several independent, often only partially sound and complete data sources, it is useful to present users with meta-information ...

Alberto O. Mendelzon; George A. Mihaila

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Merged Sounding Value-Added Product  

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The Merged Sounding value-added product (VAP) uses a combination of observations from radiosonde soundings, the microwave radiometer (MWR), surface meteorological instruments, and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model output with a sophisticated scaling/interpolation/smoothing scheme in order to define profiles of the atmospheric thermodynamic state at one-minute temporal intervals and a total of 266 altitude levels.

Troyan, D

2010-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

118

ARM - Instrument - thwaps  

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govInstrumentsthwaps govInstrumentsthwaps Documentation THWAPS : Handbook THWAPS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports THWAPS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Temperature, Humidity, Wind and Pressure Sensors (THWAPS) Instrument Categories Surface Meteorology Picture of the Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Pressure System (THWAPS) Picture of the Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Pressure System (THWAPS) General Overview The temperature, humidity, wind, and pressure systems (THWAPS) provide surface reference values of these measurements for balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS) launches. THWAPS are located adjacent to BBSS launch sites at

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Evolving Complex Electrical Structures of the STEPS 25 June 2000 Multicell Storm  

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Data from a three-dimensional lightning mapping array (LMA) and from two soundings by balloon-borne electric field meters (EFMs) were used to analyze the electrical structures of a multicell storm observed on 25 June 2000 during the Severe ...

Stephanie A. Weiss; W. David Rust; Donald R. MacGorman; Eric C. Bruning; Paul R. Krehbiel

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound insulation of pipe lagging. An experimental study with airborne sound excitation  

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Steam pipes in the Swedish power industry are commonly heat insulated with 100 to 200 mm wire net reinforced mineral wool (RW441) plus an outer cover of 0.7 mm aluminium. The aim of the project has been to determine whether thicker heat insulations also increase the sound insulation as theory predicts; whether a two step cover will improve the sound insulation, what supports between the pipe and the outer cover do for the sound insulation; and how sprayed materials like the Cafco behave in comparison and connection with traditional sound insulating materials like mineral wool.

Westerberg, G.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Literature Review of the Impact of Wind Turbine Generator Induced Sound on Wildlife  

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This review describes findings of a scientific literat ure search evaluating effects of exposure to wind turbine-generated sound on wildlife. It also provides a searchable digital database of over 350 literature sources related to this topic.BackgroundThe proliferation of wind energy generation facilities has created immense pressure to understand the impact on the local ecosystem of all aspects of these new systems, including sound generated by wind ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

122

A recurrent fuzzy filter for the analysis of lung sounds  

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This paper presents a recurrent fuzzy-neural filter for real-time separation of discontinuous adventitious sounds from vesicular sounds. The filter uses two dynamic neuron-based fuzzy neural networks to perform the task of separation. The networks are ... Keywords: Discontinuous adventitious sounds, Dynamic neurons, Orthogonal least squares, Recurrent fuzzy-neural modeling, TSK fuzzy rules, Vesicular sounds

Paris A. Mastorocostas

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

ARM - Measurement - Atmospheric pressure  

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pressure pressure ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Atmospheric pressure The pressure exerted by the atmosphere as a consequence of gravitational attraction exerted upon the "column" of air lying directly above the point in question. Categories Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments SONDE : Balloon-Borne Sounding System CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System

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ARM - Measurement - Atmospheric temperature  

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temperature temperature ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Atmospheric temperature The temperature indicated by a thermometer exposed to the air in a place sheltered from direct solar radiation. Categories Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments AERI : Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer SONDE : Balloon-Borne Sounding System CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System

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ARM - Measurement - Horizontal wind  

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govMeasurementsHorizontal wind govMeasurementsHorizontal wind ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Horizontal wind The horizontal wind in terms of either speed and direction, or the zonal (u) and meridional (v) components. Categories Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments SONDE : Balloon-Borne Sounding System CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System DISDROMETER : Impact Disdrometer

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ARM XDC Datastreams  

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CenterExternal Data Streams CenterExternal Data Streams External Data Center Order Data Description of External Data Streams Data Viewers and Plots (selected data sets) XDC Documentation ARM External Datastream Descriptions List by Instrument Category Aerosols TDMADAP: Aerosol Properties derived from TDMA Measurements Atmospheric Carbon FLUXNET: FluxNet: Network of Regional CO2 and Energy Flux Tower Networks Atmospheric Profiling ACARS: Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System GOESWATER: Water Profiles from GOES Satellite Data NWSUPA: National Weather Service Upper Air Measurements SONDE: Balloon-Borne Sounding System SUOMIGPS: SuomiNet Global Positioning System WPDN: Wind Profiler Demo Network WPDNGPS: Wind Profiler Demonstration Network GPS Cloud Properties CPOL: C-Band Polarimetric Radar

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Sound-colour synaesthesia, chromatic representation of sounds waves in Java applets  

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The paper herein presents a way in which sound waves are chromatically represented in Java language. It intends to be, as its' title reveals, an instructional material providing help in developing interactive tools for efficient education in sciences, ... Keywords: RGB light, education, java applets, music, sounds waves

Stela Dragulin; Livia Sangeorzan; Mircea Parpalea

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 160 (2007) 5159 Making sound inferences from geomagnetic sounding  

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geomagnetic sounding Ashley E. Medin, Robert L. Parker, Steven Constable Green Institute of Geophysics, allowing us to further narrow the bounds. We draw conclusions from a global geomagnetic depth sounding data discontinuity. Published by Elsevier B.V. Keywords: Geophysical inverse theory; Geomagnetic induction

Constable, Steve

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richardson-98.pdf  

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47 47 In Situ Moisture Measurements Using Chilled Mirror Sensors S. J. Richardson Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma D. C. Tobin Space Science and Engineering Center University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, Wisconsin Abstract Chilled mirror moisture measurement systems were installed at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) Central Facility (CF) at the balloon borne sounding system (BBSS) launch site and at 25 m and 60 m on the CART tower from September 1997 through January 1998. This paper will present results from comparisons between the chilled mirror (CM) sensors and the standard ARM CART instrumentation. This work represents an extension of the work performed during the

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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Improved Radiosonde Sensor Ready for Launch Improved Radiosonde Sensor Ready for Launch Bookmark and Share At the end of a string tied to the weather balloon, a small sensor package, called a radiosonde, contains the "brains" for measuring atmospheric temperature, pressure and humidity. At the end of a string tied to the weather balloon, a small sensor package, called a radiosonde, contains the "brains" for measuring atmospheric temperature, pressure and humidity. As part of the Balloon Borne Sounding System, radiosondes launched at the the ARM Climate Research Facility sites are supplied by Vaisala, one of the market leaders of this technology. Vaisala began phasing out production of the RS90 radiosondes at the end of calendar year 2004 in favor of their new RS92 model. The new version has an improved global positioning system

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Puget Sound Energy Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Puget Sound Energy Inc Puget Sound Energy Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Puget Sound Energy Inc Place Washington Utility Id 15500 Utility Location Yes Ownership I NERC Location WECC NERC WECC Yes Operates Generating Plant Yes Activity Generation Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Buying Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Retail Marketing Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle2 Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] Energy Information Administration Form 826[2] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png 24 (General Service One Phase) Commercial 24 (General Service Three Phase) Commercial

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Study of the Acoustic Effects of Hydrokinetic Tidal Turbines in Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound  

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Hydrokinetic turbines will be a source of noise in the marine environment - both during operation and during installation/removal. High intensity sound can cause injury or behavioral changes in marine mammals and may also affect fish and invertebrates. These noise effects are, however, highly dependent on the individual marine animals; the intensity, frequency, and duration of the sound; and context in which the sound is received. In other words, production of sound is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for an environmental impact. At a workshop on the environmental effects of tidal energy development, experts identified sound produced by turbines as an area of potentially significant impact, but also high uncertainty. The overall objectives of this project are to improve our understanding of the potential acoustic effects of tidal turbines by: (1) Characterizing sources of existing underwater noise; (2) Assessing the effectiveness of monitoring technologies to characterize underwater noise and marine mammal responsiveness to noise; (3) Evaluating the sound profile of an operating tidal turbine; and (4) Studying the effect of turbine sound on surrogate species in a laboratory environment. This study focuses on a specific case study for tidal energy development in Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound, Washington (USA), but the methodologies and results are applicable to other turbine technologies and geographic locations. The project succeeded in achieving the above objectives and, in doing so, substantially contributed to the body of knowledge around the acoustic effects of tidal energy development in several ways: (1) Through collection of data from Admiralty Inlet, established the sources of sound generated by strong currents (mobilizations of sediment and gravel) and determined that low-frequency sound recorded during periods of strong currents is non-propagating pseudo-sound. This helped to advance the debate within the marine and hydrokinetics acoustic community as to whether strong currents produce propagating sound. (2) Analyzed data collected from a tidal turbine operating at the European Marine Energy Center to develop a profile of turbine sound and developed a framework to evaluate the acoustic effects of deploying similar devices in other locations. This framework has been applied to Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish Country's demonstration project in Admiralty Inlet to inform postinstallation acoustic and marine mammal monitoring plans. (3) Demonstrated passive acoustic techniques to characterize the ambient noise environment at tidal energy sites (fixed, long-term observations recommended) and characterize the sound from anthropogenic sources (drifting, short-term observations recommended). (4) Demonstrated the utility and limitations of instrumentation, including bottom mounted instrumentation packages, infrared cameras, and vessel monitoring systems. In doing so, also demonstrated how this type of comprehensive information is needed to interpret observations from each instrument (e.g., hydrophone data can be combined with vessel tracking data to evaluate the contribution of vessel sound to ambient noise). (5) Conducted a study that suggests harbor porpoise in Admiralty Inlet may be habituated to high levels of ambient noise due to omnipresent vessel traffic. The inability to detect behavioral changes associated with a high intensity source of opportunity (passenger ferry) has informed the approach for post-installation marine mammal monitoring. (6) Conducted laboratory exposure experiments of juvenile Chinook salmon and showed that exposure to a worse than worst case acoustic dose of turbine sound does not result in changes to hearing thresholds or biologically significant tissue damage. Collectively, this means that Chinook salmon may be at a relatively low risk of injury from sound produced by tidal turbines located in or near their migration path. In achieving these accomplishments, the project has significantly advanced the District's goals of developing a demonstration-scale tidal energy proj

Brian Polagye; Jim Thomson; Chris Bassett; Jason Wood; Dom Tollit; Robert Cavagnaro; Andrea Copping

2012-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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5 5 Comparison of Precipitable Water Vapor Measurements Obtained by Microwave Radiometry and Radiosondes at the Southern Great Plains Cloud and Radiation Testbed Site B.M. Lesht Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, Illinois J.C. Liljegren Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Introduction Comparisons between the precipitable water vapor (PWV) estimated by passive microwave radiometers (MWRs) and that obtained by integrating the vertical profile of water vapor density measured by radiosondes [balloon borne sounding system (BBSS)] have generally shown good agreement (Westwater et al. 1989; England et al. 1992; Ferrare et al. 1995; Liljegren 1994). These comparisons, however, have usually been done over rather short time periods and, consequently, within limited ranges of total PWV and with

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splitt-98.pdf  

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5 5 Assessment of Large-Scale Advection on Mixing Ratio Profiles Obtained from the C1 BBSS During the Fall 1997 Integrated IOP M. E. Splitt Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma Introduction Many studies within atmospheric radiation measurements assume the vertical profiles measured by the C1 [Central Facility(CF)] Balloon Borne Sounding System (BBSS) represent an accurate depiction of the profile at a constant latitude and longitude (i.e., as if the balloon rose directly in the vertical with no horizontal displacement). This assump- tion is probably accurate in many situations, but may be problematic in cases where large horizontal gradients in the atmospheric state occur across the site and in which the

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Sensitivity of Convective Indices to Humidity Adjustments Sensitivity of Convective Indices to Humidity Adjustments M. E. Splitt University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah R. A. Peppler Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma K. M. Kuhlman University of North Carolina Asheville, North Carolina Introduction Modification of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Balloon-borne Sounding System (BBSS) data streams has been conducted as part of instantaneous radiative Flux (IRF) Working Group efforts to improve the comparison between Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI) spectral infrared radiation measurements and line-by-line radiative transfer model estimates (Turner et al. 1998). The focus for the modification of BBSS data has been on its humidity measurements. The

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Category:Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations | Open Energy  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Category Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Category:Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermalpower.jpg Looking for the Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations page? For detailed information on Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations as exploration techniques, click here. Category:Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Add.png Add a new Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations Technique Pages in category "Vertical Electrical Sounding Configurations" The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total.

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Auditory-based processing of communication sounds  

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of the resonance in the notes of sustained tones from string, woodwind and brass instruments, and singing voices. This suggests that the normalisation mechanisms at work may be the same for human voices and for other pulse-resonance sounds. The problem of automatic...

Walters, Thomas C.

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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PRIMORDIAL SOUNDS: BIG BANG ACOUSTICS Mark Whittle  

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like this: a descending scream, building into a deep rasping roar, and ending in a deafening hiss notes slowly dissolve to become the tapestry of galaxies which now fills all of space. The birth in high school that sound cannot exist in the vacuum of space? Well yes, but space wasn't so empty when

Whittle, Mark

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Refraction of Sound by Islands and Seamounts  

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We consider the propagation into shallow water of low-frequency and low-order acoustic modes trapped in the sound channel. The phase velocity slightly decreases and then increases with decreasing depth. This leads to an unusual pattern of wave ...

W. H. Munk; F. Zachariasen

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Site-sounds: On strategies of sound art in public space  

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During the mid twentieth century, space was developed as a composable dimension. Composers used the three spatial dimensions in their own fashion, but space was understood primarily as an abstract concept. It was not until the development of sound installation ...

Georg Klein

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic soundings over a geothermal reservoir in Dixie Valley, Nevada  

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An electromagnetic (EM) sounding survey was performed over a region encompassing the Dixie Valley geothermal field with the purpose of mapping the subsurface resistivity in the geothermal field and its surroundings. The EM survey consisted of 19 frequency-domain depth soundings made with the EM-60 system using three separate horizontal-loop transmitters, and was designed to explore a narrow region adjacent to the Stillwater Range to a depth of 2 to 3 k. Most sounding curves could be fitted to three-layer resistivity models. The surface layer is moderately conductive (10 to 15 ohm-m), has a maximum thickness of 500 m, and consists mainly of alluvial fan and lake sediments. More conductive zones are associated with hydrothermally altered rocks; a resistivity high may be associated with siliceous hot spring deposits. The conductive second layer (2 to 5 ohm-m) varies in thickness from 400 to 800 m and thickens toward the center of the valley. This layer probably consists of lacustrine sediments saturated with saline waters. Local resistivity lows observed in the second layer may be related to elevated subsurface temperatures. This layer may act as a cap rock for the geothermal system. Resistivities of the third layer are high (50 to 100 ohm-m) except in a narrow 5-km band paralleling the range front. This low-resistivity zone, within volcanic rocks, correlates well in depth and location with reported zones of geothermal fluid production. It also seems to correlate with the western margin of a concealed graben structure previously inferred from other geophysical data.

Wilt, M.J.; Goldstein, N.E.

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound methods and effective tools for model-based security engineering with UML  

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Developing security-critical systems is difficult and there are many well-known examples of security weaknesses exploited in practice. Thus a sound methodology supporting secure systems development is urgently needed.We present an extensible verification ... Keywords: UML, cryptographic protocol, security, unified modeling language, verification biometric authentication, verification framework

Jan Jürjens

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Knowledge-based duty cycle estimation in wireless sensor networks: Application for sound pressure monitoring  

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Wireless sensor networks comprise an important research area and a near future for industry and communications. Wireless sensor networks contain resource-constrained sensor nodes that are powered by small batteries, limited process and memory and wireless ... Keywords: Constrained device, Fuzzy rule based system, Multi-agent system, Sound pressure, Wireless sensor network

J. C. Cuevas-Martinez; J. Canada-Bago; J. A. Fernandez-Prieto; M. A. Gadeo-Martos

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Sound quality descriptors for HVAC equipment from ARI Standards  

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The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) has several standards that provide methods to evaluate the sound quality of heating ventilating and air?conditioning (HVAC) equipment. These include Standard 270 Sound rating of outdoor unitary equipment

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using ADCP Background Sound Levels to Estimate Wind Speed  

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It is well known that ambient sound is generated by wind through the process of wave breaking and bubble injection. The resulting sound levels are highly correlated with wind speed and, even though the physical process is not fully understood, ...

Len Zedel

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Exploration and Organization of Sound with the Computer  

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The use of the computer as a tool for the creative musician presents an entirely new set of initial conditions for the exploration and organization of sound. The art of relating the parameters of electrical waveforms to sound

Ercolino Ferretti

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flight Performance of an advanced CZT Imaging Detector in a Balloon-borne Wide-Field Hard X-ray Telescope - ProtoEXIST1  

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We successfully carried out the first high-altitude balloon flight of a wide-field hard X-ray coded-aperture telescope ProtoEXIST1, which was launched from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility at Ft. Sumner, New Mexico on October 9, 2009. ProtoEXIST1 is the first implementation of an advanced CdZnTe (CZT) imaging detector in our ongoing program to establish the technology required for next generation wide-field hard X-ray telescopes. The CZT detector plane in ProtoEXIST1 consists of an 8 x 8 array of closely tiled 2 cm x 2 cm x 0.5 cm thick pixellated CZT crystals, each with 8 x 8 pixels, covering a 256 cm^2 active area with 2.5 mm pixels. A tungsten mask, mounted at 90 cm above the detector provides shadowgrams of X-ray sources in the 30 - 600 keV band for imaging, allowing a fully coded field of view of 9 Deg x 9 Deg with an angular resolution of 20 arcmin. To reduce the background radiation, the detector is surrounded by semi-graded (Pb/Sn/Cu) passive shields on the four sides all the way to the mask. ...

Hong, J; Grindlay, J; Barthelemy, S; Baker, R; Garson, A; Krawczynski, H; Apple, J; Cleveland, W H

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropospheric Comparisons of Vaisala Radiosondes and Balloon-Borne Frost-Point and Lyman-? Hygrometers during the LAUTLOS-WAVVAP Experiment  

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The accuracy of all types of Vaisala radiosondes and two types of Snow White chilled-mirror hygrosondes was assessed in an intensive in situ comparison with reference hygrometers. Fourteen nighttime reference comparisons were performed to ...

T. M. Suortti; R. Kivi; A. Kats; V. Yushkov; N. Kämpfer; U. Leiterer; L. M. Miloshevich; R. Neuber; A. Paukkunen; P. Ruppert; H. Vömel

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The perception of sound and its influence in the classroom  

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In this paper we describe a game to assess if the quantitative and graphical perception of sound by students can influence how they behave in the classroom. The game captures sound and shows the sound wave or the frequency spectrum, integrated with an ... Keywords: classroom, game, noise, persuasive technology

Sofia Reis; Nuno Correia

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elimination of vesicular sounds from pulmonary crackle waveforms  

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Pulmonary crackles and their parameters are very useful in the diagnosis of pulmonary disorders. A new automatic method has been proposed for the elimination of background vesicular sound from crackle signal with a view to introduce minimum distortion ... Keywords: Distortion metric, Pulmonary crackles, Respiratory sounds, Vesicular sound elimination

Mete Yeginer; Yasemin P. Kahya

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Energy - Resource Conservation Manager Program | Department of  

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Puget Sound Energy - Resource Conservation Manager Program Puget Sound Energy - Resource Conservation Manager Program Puget Sound Energy - Resource Conservation Manager Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Grant Program Rebate Amount Incentive determined as a percentage of the typical RCM salary to help get program started with initial set-up of utility database and program organization. Typically funded at 25% of the first year salary. Provider Puget Sound Energy Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Resource Conservation Manager Program (RCM)

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Federal Power Act section 202(c) - Cross-Sound Cable Company, August 2003 |  

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3 3 Federal Power Act section 202(c) - Cross-Sound Cable Company, August 2003 On August 14, 2003, in response to the blackout on that day in the Northeast and Upper Midwest areas of the United States, as well as portion of Canada, the New York Independent System Operator and ISO New England were directed to require Cross-Sound Cable Company to operate the Cross-Sound Cable and related facilities. The Expiration date on that order was September 1, 2003, but on August 28, 2003, it was extended "until such time as emergency identified in the order ceases to exist." An order terminating the emergency order was issued on May 7, 2004. 202(c) order 202-03-1 August 14, 2003 - CSC.pdf 202(c) order 202-03-2 August 28, 2003 - CSC.pdf 202(c) order 202-03-3 September 26, 2003 - CSC.pdf

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Continuous Time–Space Sampling of Near-Surface Velocities Using Sound  

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A phased-array Doppler sonar (PADS) system is described that uses sound at frequencies near 200 kHz to probe an area several hundred meters on a side with 7–20-m spatial resolution. The area can be sampled every second or less with under 2 cm s–1 ...

Jerome A. Smith

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ROS open-source audio recognizer: ROAR environmental sound detection tools for robot programming  

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Advances in audio recognition have enabled the real-world success of a wide variety of interactive voice systems over the last two decades. More recently, these same techniques have shown promise in recognizing non-speech audio events. Sounds are ubiquitous ... Keywords: Audio event detection, Audio recognition, Robot manipulation

Joseph M. Romano; Jordan P. Brindza; Katherine J. Kuchenbecker

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Neural model of auditory cortex for binding sound intensity and frequency information in bat's echolocation  

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Most species of bats making echolocation use the sound pressure level (SPL) and Doppler-shifted frequency of ultrasonic echo pulse to measure the size and velocity of target. The neural circuits for detecting these target features are specialized for ... Keywords: SPL amplitude, auditory system, echolocation, frequency tuning, neural model

Yoshitaka Mutoh; Yoshiki Kashimori

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Prospects for Temperature Sounding with Satellite and Ground-based RASS Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Temperature profiles from the TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) were combined with low-altitude virtual temperature profiles measured by a ground-based 915-MHz/2-kHz radio acoustic sounding system (RASS) at Denver, Colorado. Low-level ...

J. A. Schroeder; E. R. Westwater; P. T. May; L. M. McMillin

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Sound Coiled-Tubing Drilling Practices  

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This Coiled-Tubing Drilling (CTD) Sound Practices Manual provides tools needed by CTD engineers and supervisors to plan, design and perform safe, successful CTD operations. As emphasized throughout, both careful planning and attention to detail are mandatory for success. A bibliography of many useful CTD references is presented in Chapter 6. This manual is organized according to three processes: 1) Pre-Job Planning Process, 2) Operations Execution Process, and 3) Post-Job Review Process. Each is discussed in a logical and sequential format.

Williams, Thomas; Deskins, Greg (Maurer Technology Inc.); Ward, Stephen L. (Advantage Energy Services Ltd); Hightower, Mel

2001-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

158

UMBC Research Group Update  

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balloon-borne balloon-borne aerosol profiling system: Applications in China Zahra Chaudhry, J. Vanderlei Martins, Zhanqing Li, Si-Chee Tsay, Qiang Ji, Tianxue Wen, Wu Zhang DOE ARM Science Team Meeting April 2 nd , 2009 Outline * Briefly discuss why we built this instrument * Show schematics of instrument design * Validation via Intercomparison * Experimental Plan * Results Motivation * Aerosol optical and physical properties are highly variable both in time and space, and more accurate information is needed. * Aerosols form mixtures as different types interact. These mixtures take on different optical properties than those of the originating species. * Current commercially-available instruments for optical property measurements have inherent biases and involve considerable corrections

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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Program |  

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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Program Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Local Government Nonprofit State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Manufacturing Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Grant Program Rebate Amount Up to 70% of installed cost of qualifying retrofit projects or up to 50% of qualifying lighting upgrades. Provider Puget Sound Energy PSE can provide a custom retrofit grant for any energy-efficiency project

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Experimental Research to Improve the Soundness of Cementitious ...  

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... Soundness of Cementitious Material Blended with Cycled Fluidized Bed Ash ... portion of fly ash produced from coal-fired power plants and rejected from the ...

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Effect of classroom lighting on the volume of classroom sounds.  

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??The present study determined the effect of classroom lighting on the volume of classroom sounds. The expected outcome was that reduced lighting would result in… (more)

Skolny, Chad A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Flexible finite-element modeling of global geomagnetic depth sounding  

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Modeling in 2D and 3D for Geomagnetic Depth Sounding (31, 16610. Banks, R. , 1969: Geomagnetic variations and the1997: Introduction to geomagnetic fields. Cambridge Univ Pr.

Ribaudo, Joseph Thomas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Improved analysis of musical sounds using time-frequency distributions.  

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??The objective of this research is to improve the analysis of musical sounds in comparison to traditional additive analysis, i.e. Fourier Analysis. Namely, the focus… (more)

Kosek, Paul C.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

The sounds of high winds the effect of atmospheric stability on  

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The sounds of high winds the effect of atmospheric stability on wind turbine sound and microphone of atmospheric stability on wind turbine sound and microphone noise Proefschrift ter verkrijging van het ir H.P. Wit #12;The sound of high winds: the effect of atmospheric stability on wind turbine sound

Groningen, Rijksuniversiteit

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Measurement of Absorption in Rooms with Sound Absorbing Ceilings  

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Serious difficulties have been encountered in attempts to measure the absorption coefficients of sound absorbing ceilings in large offices. An analysis of the sound field is made and it is concluded (1) that the reverberation time formula is usually invalid if the absorption is concentrated on one surface of the room

J. R. Power

1938-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND  

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ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND Marine Biological Laboratory NOV 9 -1953 WOODS, Director ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND by Clifford J. Burner and Harvey Lo Moore" - Electro-magnetic transducer 6 Piezo-electric crystal transducer l8 "Wampus" - Underwater turbine 20

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ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND  

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403 ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND -iD^ SPECIAL SCIENTIFK REPOKT-FISHERIES Na ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND by Clifford J. Burner and Harvey L.. Moore United States-electric crystal transducer "Wampus" - Underwater turbine Electromagnetic transducer. Bell (lK-2) Summary

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Electromagnetic Soundings At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977) | Open  

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Electromagnetic Soundings At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977) Electromagnetic Soundings At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Electromagnetic Soundings At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977) Exploration Activity Details Location Raft River Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Electromagnetic Sounding Techniques Activity Date 1977 Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis The purpose of the survey was: (1) to field test U.S. Geological Survey extra-low-frequency (ELF) equipment using a grounded wire source and receiver loop configuration (which is designed to measure the vertical magnetic field (Hz) at the loop center for various frequencies); (2) to present an example of the EM sounding data and interpretations using a

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Puget Sound Energy - Portable Classroom Energy Efficient Controls Rebate  

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Puget Sound Energy - Portable Classroom Energy Efficient Controls Puget Sound Energy - Portable Classroom Energy Efficient Controls Rebate Program Puget Sound Energy - Portable Classroom Energy Efficient Controls Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Maximum Rebate Payable only up to the cost of the project including labor. Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 365-Day Programmable Thermostat - up to $250 Occupancy Sensor Damper Control - additional 50% Occupancy Sensor Lighting Control - additional 50% Provider Puget Sound Energy Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Portable Classroom Controls Rebate program offers rebates to school customers who upgrade portable classroom controls from seven-day programmable thermostats to 365-day programmable

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Design and implementation of an underwater sound recording device  

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To monitor the underwater sound and pressure waves generated by activities such as underwater blasting and pile driving, an autonomous system used to record underwater acoustic signals was designed. The device designed allows two hydrophones or other dynamic pressure sensors to be connected, filters out high frequency noise, has a gain that can be independently set for each sensor, and allows two hours of data to be collected. Two versions of the USR were created; one is submersible to a maximum depth of 300 m, and the other, although watertight, is not intended to be fully submersed. Tests were performed in the laboratory using a data acquisition system to send single-frequency sinusoidal voltages directly to the each component. These tests verified that the device performs as well as larger commercially available data acquisition systems, which are not suited for field use. A prototype of the device was used in a case study to investigate the effect of underwater rock blasting on juvenile Chinook salmon and rainbow trout. The case study demonstrated that the device was able to tolerate being operated in harsh environments, making it a valuable tool for collecting field measurements.

Martinez, Jayson J.; Myers, Joshua R.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Deng, Zhiqun; Rohrer, John S.; Caviggia, Kurt A.; Woodley, Christa M.; Weiland, Mark A.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Sensitivity of ray dynamics in an underwater sound channel to vertical scale of longitudinal sound-speed variations  

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We investigate sound ray propagation in a range-dependent underwater acoustic waveguide. Our attention is focused on sensitivity of ray dynamics to the vertical structure of a sound-speed perturbation induced by ocean internal waves. Two models of longitudinal sound-speed variations are considered: a periodic inhomogeneity and a stochastic one. It is found that vertical oscillations of a sound-speed perturbation can affect rays in a resonant manner. Such resonances give rise to chaos in certain regions of phase space. It is shown that stability of steep rays, being observed in experiments, is connected with suppression of resonances in the case of small-scale vertical sound-speed oscillations.

D. V. Makarov; M. Yu. Uleysky; M. Yu. Martynov

2005-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

172

Second sound and the superfluid fraction in a resonantly interacting Fermi gas  

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Superfluidity is a macroscopic quantum phenomenon, which shows up below a critical temperature and leads to a peculiar behavior of matter, with frictionless flow, the formation of quantized vortices, and the quenching of the moment of inertia being intriguing examples. A remarkable explanation for many phenomena exhibited by a superfluid at finite temperature can be given in terms of a two-fluid mixture comprised of a normal component that behaves like a usual fluid and a superfluid component with zero viscosity and zero entropy. Important examples of superfluid systems are liquid helium and neutron stars. More recently, ultracold atomic gases have emerged as new superfluid systems with unprecedented possibilities to control interactions and external confinement. Here we report the first observation of `second sound' in an ultracold Fermi gas with resonant interactions. Second sound is a striking manifestation of the two-component nature of a superfluid and corresponds to an entropy wave, where the superfluid...

Sidorenkov, Leonid A; Grimm, Rudolf; Hou, Yan-Hua; Pitaevskii, Lev; Stringari, Sandro

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Programs  

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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Programs Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Institutional Nonprofit Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount '''Lighting''' Small Business Lighting: $3 - $190 CFLs: $3 - $12 LEDs: $10 - $25 Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps: $25 LED Exit Signs: $50 LED Traffic Signals: $5 - $20 Lighting Controls: $40 - $80 T8 Lamp Upgrade: $1 per lamp '''HVAC''' HVAC Installations (New Construction): $30/ton HVAC Replacements: $100 - $550

174

Velocity of sound in the relic photon sea  

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We determine the velocity of sound in the blackbody gas of photons and in the gas of relic photons. Derivation is based on the thermodynamic theory of the photon gas and the Einstein relation between energy and mass. The spectral form for the n-dimensional blackbody is derived. The 1D, 2D and 3D blackbody radiation is specified. It is mentioned the possibility of creation of the Mach cone in case that the high energy cosmical particles moves with the speed greater than the velocity of sound in cosmical relic photon sea. Key words: Sound, elasticity, thermodynamics, blackbody, relic photons, Mach's cone.

Pardy, Miroslav

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Velocity of sound in the relic photon sea  

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We determine the velocity of sound in the blackbody gas of photons and in the gas of relic photons. Derivation is based on the thermodynamic theory of the photon gas and the Einstein relation between energy and mass. The spectral form for the n-dimensional blackbody is derived. The 1D, 2D and 3D blackbody radiation is specified. It is mentioned the possibility of creation of the Mach cone in case that the high energy cosmical particles moves with the speed greater than the velocity of sound in cosmical relic photon sea. Key words: Sound, elasticity, thermodynamics, blackbody, relic photons, Mach's cone.

Miroslav Pardy

2013-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency...  

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incremental cost of individual measures '''Building Commissioning:''' Up to 0.50 per square foot with maximum of 50% of third-party commissioning agent fee Provider Puget Sound...

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Analysis Procedure And Equipment For Deep Geoelectrical Soundings In Noisy  

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Analysis Procedure And Equipment For Deep Geoelectrical Soundings In Noisy Analysis Procedure And Equipment For Deep Geoelectrical Soundings In Noisy Areas Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Analysis Procedure And Equipment For Deep Geoelectrical Soundings In Noisy Areas Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: This paper discusses the problem involved in extracting the useful signal from background noise during geoelectrical soundings in noisy areas or where a considerable depth of penetration is required. This problem often arises in geothermal volcanic areas where the exploration target is a low resistivity formation and high resistivity surface rocks generally prevent the energization of the soil by strong currents. The spectral characteristics of the signal and noise are discussed, along with

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Interpretation of electromagnetic soundings in the Raft River geothermal  

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Interpretation of electromagnetic soundings in the Raft River geothermal Interpretation of electromagnetic soundings in the Raft River geothermal area, Idaho Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Interpretation of electromagnetic soundings in the Raft River geothermal area, Idaho Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: An electromagnetic (EM) controlled source survey was conducted in the Raft River Valley, near Malta, Idaho. The purpose of the survey was: to field test U.S. Geological Survey extra-low-frequency (ELF) equipment using a grounded wire source and receiver loop configuration (which is designed to measure the vertical magnetic field (Hz) at the loop center for various frequencies); to present an example of the EM sounding data and interpretations using a previously developed inversion program; and (3) to

179

A Sound (and Complete) Model of Contracts Matthias Blume  

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A Sound (and Complete) Model of Contracts Matthias Blume Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago blume@tti-c.org David McAllester Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago mcallester@tti-c.org Abstract

McAllester, David

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Disturbed Sound Lateralization in Patients with Spatial Neglect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous studies on auditory space perception in patients with neglect have investigated localization of free-field-sound stimuli or lateralization of dichotic stimuli that are perceived intracranially. Since those studies in part revealed contradictory ...

Ulrike Zimmer; Jörg Lewald; Hans-Otto Karnath

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HST.723 Neural Coding and Perception of Sound, Spring 2003  

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Neural structures and mechanisms mediating the detection, localization, and recognition of sounds. Discussion of how acoustic signals are coded by auditory neurons, the impact of these codes on behavorial performance, and ...

Delgutte, Bertrand

182

Construction of Stratospheric Temperature Data Records from Stratospheric Sounding Units  

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In recognizing the importance of Stratospheric Sounding Unit (SSU) onboard historical NOAA polar-orbiting satellites in assessment of long-term stratospheric temperature changes and limitations in previous available SSU datasets, this study ...

Likun Wang; Cheng-Zhi Zou; Haifeng Qian

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Community Radiative Transfer Model for Stratospheric Sounding Unit  

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To better use the Stratospheric Sounding Unit (SSU) data for reanalysis and climate studies, issues associated with the fast radiative transfer (RT) model for SSU have recently been revisited and the results have been implemented into the ...

Yong Chen; Yong Han; Quanhua Liu; Paul Van Delst; Fuzhong Weng

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

The Use of Visible Data in VAS Temperature Soundings  

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A method is developed that makes use of visible reflectance data to provide cloud information from the retrieval of atmospheric vertical soundings from VAS geostationary radiance observations. The technique enables estimates of fractional cloud ...

Gin-Rong Liu; William L. Smith; Thomas H. Achtor

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Sound-induced micromechanical motions in an isolated cochlea preparation  

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The mechanical processes at work within the organ of Corti can be greatly elucidated by measuring both radial motions and traveling-wave behavior of structures within this organ in response to sound stimuli. To enable such ...

Page, Scott Lawrence

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Remote Spectroscopic Sounding of Liquid Water Path in Thick Clouds...  

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restored for this particular case. For sounding of the mixed clouds, three intervals in a spectrum of solar radiation are analyzed: 0.97-1.03 m; 1.60-1.70 m; and 2.15-2.35 m...

187

Geothermal significance of magnetotelluric sounding in the eastern Snake  

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significance of magnetotelluric sounding in the eastern Snake significance of magnetotelluric sounding in the eastern Snake River Plain-Yellowstone Region Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Geothermal significance of magnetotelluric sounding in the eastern Snake River Plain-Yellowstone Region Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Magnetotelluric soundings along a profile extending from the Raft River geothermal area in southern Idaho in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming reveal a highly anamalous crustal structure involving a conductive zone at depths that range from 18 km in the central part of the eastern Snake River Plain to 7 km beneath the Raft River thermal area and as little as 5 km in Yellowstone. Resistivities in this conductive zone are less than

188

The geometry of sound rays in a wind  

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We survey the close relationship between sound and light rays and geometry. In the case where the medium is at rest, the geometry is the classical geometry of Riemann. In the case where the medium is moving, the more general geometry known as Finsler geometry is needed. We develop these geometries ab initio, with examples, and in particular show how sound rays in a stratified atmosphere with a wind can be mapped to a problem of circles and straight lines.

G. W. Gibbons; C. M. Warnick

2011-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

189

Combining Neural Network and Genetic Algorithm for Prediction of Lung Sounds  

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Recognition of lung sounds is an important goal in pulmonary medicine. In this work, we present a study for neural networks--genetic algorithm approach intended to aid in lung sound classification. Lung sound was captured from the chest wall of The subjects ... Keywords: MLP, auscultation, genetic algorithm, lung sounds, neural network, respiratory diseases

?nan Güler; Hüseyin Polat; Uçman Ergün

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aquatic Mammals 2003, 29.1, 3752 Stereotypical sound patterns in humpback whale songs  

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within these themes. Sounds that had a low PRR (typically had much less total energy than of low-energy sounds within dominant patterns suggests either Figure 8. Comparison of sound pattern usageAquatic Mammals 2003, 29.1, 37­52 Stereotypical sound patterns in humpback whale songs: Usage

Mercado III, Eduardo

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Environmentally Sound Design and Recycling of Future Wind Power Systems  

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national expenditure on wind power related research 6. Other renewable source of energy (other than hydro Energy Research Programme (EFP) #12;Foresight methodologies Conditions: · Low uncertainty · Short time + extrapolation (BTM's World Market Update) · Cost of energy Experience curves · Size of machines Extrapolation

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Characteristics of chorusing sounds of humpback whales wintering in waters off western Maui  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dominant biological sound in the waters of west Maui during the humpback whale winter season in Hawaii is the chorusing sounds of singing humpback whales. A portable data logger was used to record chorusing sounds during most of the 1998 season. Sounds were digitized for 4 min every 1/2 h and the data were stored on a hard disk. The results showed a peak in the sound pressure level between mid?February and mid?March coinciding with the peak in the number of whales sighted by aerial surveys. Significantly higher levels of chorusing sounds were also recorded at night. Sound levels began to increase during sunset

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

In vivo breast sound-speed imaging with ultrasound tomography  

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We discuss a bent-ray ultrasound tomography algorithm with total-variation (TV) regularization. We have applied this algorithm to 61 in vivo breast datasets collected with our in-house clinical prototype for imaging sound-speed distributions in the breast. Our analysis showed that TV regularization could preserve sharper lesion edges than the classic Tikhonov regularization. Furthermore, the image quality of our TV bent-ray sound-speed tomograms was superior to that of the straight-ray counterparts for all types of breasts within BI-RADS density categories 1-4. For all four breast types from fatty to dense, the improvements for average sharpness (in the unit of (m{center_dot} s) {sup -1}) of lesion edges in our TV bent-ray tomograms are between 2.1 to 3.4 fold compared to the straight ray tomograms. Reconstructed sound-speed tomograms illustrated that our algorithm could successfully image fatty and glandular tissues within the breast. We calculated the mean sound-speed values for fatty tissue and breast parenchyma as 1422 {+-} 9 mls (mean{+-} SD) and1487 {+-} 21 mls, respectively. Based on 32 lesions in a cohort of 61 patients, we also found that the mean sound-speed for malignant breast lesions (1548{+-}17 mls) was higher, on average, than that of benign ones (1513{+-}27 mls) (one-sided psound-speed tomograms can be used to assess breast density (, and therefore, breast cancer risk), as well as detect and help differentiate breast lesions. Finally, our sound-speed tomograms may also be a useful tool to monitor clinical response of breast cancer patients to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy.

Huang, Lianjie [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Li, Cuiping [KARMANOS CANCER INSTITUTE; Duric, Neb [KARMANOS CANCER INSTITUTE; Littrup, Peter [KARMONOS CANCER INSTITUTE

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission of sound through suspended ceilings from HVAC terminal units  

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An ASHRAE project to investigate factors determining the sound pressure levels in rooms below ceilings concealing air?terminal units has been completed. Four terminal units installed close to the six ceiling types used were the major noise sources. They were supplemented by two simulators powered by loudspeakers.Sound power was measured for each device in the 156 cubic meter test room in its reverberant condition. The levels in the room were measured for each combination of source and ceiling tile. Sound pressure level was measured as a function of distance from two sources in the room below. The main intent of the project was to validate ARI Standard 885 which provides a calculation method for such situations. Differences among ceiling types were less than expected; leakage around the edges of each panel is a dominant transmission path. Ceiling attenuations at low frequencies were found to depend on the area of the lower face of the units. Sound levels in the room were essentially uniform when the source was above the ceiling. The decay of sound with distance from the sources below the ceiling was found to depend on the inverse of the room reverberation time.

Alf Warnock

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency April 2, 2010 - 4:50pm Addthis Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers What does this project do? Identifies wasted energy Frees up money for cash strapped programs in the area. Four organizations on Washington state's Kitsap Peninsula are joining forces to improve their energy efficiency. Led by the City of Bremerton, the largest participant city by population and energy needs, the four will hire an expert consultant to find and document ways to save energy in big ways and small. Pat Coxon, Wastewater Division manager for the city, says the project is still getting started, but reductions in every part of its resource use are on the table. He says the grant was a well-timed opportunity for Bremerton

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Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work August 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - Completing the world's largest nuclear cleanup safely and correctly is EM's priority. In support of that central mission, EM recently made changes that strengthen its corporate quality assurance program, marking the first revisions to the quality program since EM established it in 2008. The program provides the foundation for achieving quality through a consistent approach to all mission-related work across the EM complex. EM believes the changes greatly advance EM's quality assurance program, serving to enhance the abilities of EM employees and contractors to ensure

197

Puget Sound Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Grant  

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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Puget Sound Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Grant Program Puget Sound Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Grant Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Local Government Nonprofit State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Grant Program Rebate Amount '''Whole Building Approach:''' $0.60 - $1.80 per square foot for measures that are 10 - 30% above required code '''Building Components:''' Up to 100% of the incremental cost of individual measures '''Building Commissioning:''' Up to $0.50 per square foot with maximum of 50% of third-party

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Puget Sound Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Puget Sound Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs Puget Sound Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs Puget Sound Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate Floor/Attic/Wall Insulation: $400 for each form of insulation Duct Insulation: $200 for each form of insulation Windows: $750 Heat Pump Water Heater: Energy Star rated Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Ductless Heat Pumps: $1,200 Geothermal Heat Pump: $1,500 Air-Source Heat Pumps: $200 - $800 Heat Pump Sizing and Lock-Out Control: $300

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Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work Quality Assurance Program Undergoes Sound Changes to Ensure Safe, Correct Work August 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - Completing the world's largest nuclear cleanup safely and correctly is EM's priority. In support of that central mission, EM recently made changes that strengthen its corporate quality assurance program, marking the first revisions to the quality program since EM established it in 2008. The program provides the foundation for achieving quality through a consistent approach to all mission-related work across the EM complex. EM believes the changes greatly advance EM's quality assurance program, serving to enhance the abilities of EM employees and contractors to ensure

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Session WHH. Noise Workshop: Sound Power Measurement at Discrete Frequencies  

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The method of measurement of the sound power at single frequencies using reverberation chamber is still under development and a lot of both theoretical and experimental research is being done. The workshop will give the opportunity to discuss the most recent results of the research and the practical aspects of the measurements. The program of the workshop will cover: Introduction and Summary (J. Tichy); The Effect of the Sampling on the Variance of the Sound Pressure Squared (D. Lubman); The Effect of the Nearfield Reflectors (D. Ingalls); Dependence of the Radiated Power on the Sound Source Position (G. Maling); The Application of Rotating Vanes (J. Tichy); Qualification Procedure of Reverberation Chamber (C. Ebbing); R. Waterhouse and W. Lang will take part in the discussion.

Jim Tichy

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning |  

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MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Bank Climate Smart Planning Platform Sector: Climate, Energy, Land Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.mca4climate.info/ Program Start: 2011 Cost: Free Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Screenshot References: MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning[1]

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Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan : Appendix E, Transmission Reinforcement Analysis.  

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The purpose of this appendix to the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) report is to provide an update of the latest study work done on transmission system options for the Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan. Also included in the attachments to the EIS are 2 reports analyzing the voltage stability of the Puget Sound transmission system and a review by Power Technologies, Inc. of the BPA voltage stability analysis and reactive options. Five transmission line options and several reactive options are presently being considered as possible solutions to the PSAFRP by the Transmission Team. The first two line options would be built on new rights-of way adjacent (as much as possible) to existing corridors. The reactive options would optimize the existing transmission system capability by adding new stations for series capacitors and/or switchgear. The other three line options are rebuilds or upgrades of existing cross mountain transmission lines. These options are listed below and include a preliminary assessment of the additional transmission system reinforcement required to integrate the new facilities into the existing transmission system. Plans were designed to provide at least 500 MVAR reactive margin.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan. Appendix E: Transmission Reinforcement Analysis : Draft Environmental Impact Statement.  

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Five transmission line options and several reactive (voltage support) options are presently being considered as possible solutions to the PSAERP by the Transmission Team. The first two line options would be built on new rights-of way adjacent (as much as possible) to existing corridors. The reactive options would optimize the existing transmission system capability by adding new stations for series capacitors and/or switchgear. The other three line options are rebuilds or upgrades of existing cross mountain transmission lines. These options are listed below and include a preliminary assessment of the additional transmission system reinforcement required to integrate the new facilities into the existing transmission system. These options were derived from earlier study work that was summarized in Puget Sound Reinforcement Transmission Options'' and New Cross Mountain Transmission Line Alternative: The Crosstie'', which are attached. The initial Transmission Options study report recognized the value to system performance of adding an entirely new circuit rather than rebuilding an existing one. However, siting realities require that rebuild options be considered. Typically, the most attractive rebuild options would be the lowest capacity (lowest voltage) circuits. But because of corridor location, length and terminal proximity, the rebuild options listed below appear to be the most promising. Schematic diagrams and QV Curves of each option are also attached. It should be noted that Snoqualmie and Echo Lake refer to the same station east of Puget Sound and Naneum and Kittitas refer to the same station in the Ellensburg area. 100 figs., 20 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Assessment of HVAC sound power data for sensitive spaces.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Certification testing of air handling unit sound power (PWL) indicates that individual unit PWL can vary significantly from manufacturer published data. Published data are typically based on a limited number of actual tests with results extrapolated for other fan sizes and operating conditions. Although published data are normally acceptable for routine applications

Kevin C. Miller; Martin J. Beam

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Australia-Bermuda Sound Transmission Experiment (1960) Revisited  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Detonations at the depth of the sound channel axis off Perth, Australia were recorded on Bermuda hydrophones at a 178°.2 range (180° is antipodal). The analysis by Shockley et al. of this 1960 transmission experiment allows for the geographic ...

W. H. Munk; W. C. O'Reilly; J. L. Reid

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

An Efficient Sound Source for Wide-Area RAFOS Navigation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To meet the expected need for wide-area acoustic navigation for Lagrangian studies of ocean circulation using RAFOS floats, a new and powerful sound source, a resonant pipe projector has been developed. It consists of a free-flooded open steel ...

T. Rossby; J. Ellis; D. C. Webb

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Lefties Get It “Right” When Hearing Tool Sounds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Our ability to manipulate and understand the use of a wide range of tools is a feature that sets humans apart from other animals. In right-handers, we previously reported that hearing hand-manipulated tool sounds preferentially activates a left hemisphere ...

James W. Lewis; Raymond E. Phinney; Julie A. Brefczynski-Lewis; Edgar A. DeYoe

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Severe Storm Observations Using the Microwave Sounding Unit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The microwave sounding unit (MSU) aboard the NOAA polar orbiting satellites contains four channels in the oxygen band, at 50.30, 53.74, 54.96 and 57.95 GHz, which receive thermal radiation originating primarily from four regions ranging from the ...

Norman C. Grody

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Echology: an interactive spatial sound and video artwork  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a novel way of manipulating a spatial soundscape, one that encourages collaboration and exploration. Through a table-top display surrounded by speakers and lights, participants are invited to engage in peaceful play with Beluga whales shown ... Keywords: Beluga whale, interactive art, mediascape, sound spatialization

Meghan Deutscher; Reynald Hoskinson; Sachiyo Takashashi; Sidney Fels

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Taming the wind: Aeolian sound practices in Australasia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The movement of air is a powerful sound generator. Its presence has been perceived and encoded for over 40,000 years in Australia. It is present in natural and humanly organised environments. This paper traces various wind paths, from natural casuarinas ...

Ros Bandt

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Remote sounding of the mixing ratio of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from a satellite  

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Carbon dioxide is the most important atmospheric constituent contributing to the greenhouse effect in the earth-atmosphere system. Here, a method is presented for the remote sounding of the mixing ratio of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from a satellite, including the inversion method and preliminary calculation results. The results indicate that the measurement accuracy of the mixing ratio of carbon dioxide in 0.25 ppm, calculated according to volume, in ground field of view of 1,127 x 1,162 km[sup 2] for an instrument such as the HIRS-2 on the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration meteorological satellite.

Zhaoxian Zhang (Shangai Inst. of Technical Physics (China))

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Feasibility of a MHD generator as a transmitter for electromagnetic sounding of the earth. [Mathematical models  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Development of a high-intensity source for use in time-domain electromagnetic (TDEM) soundings would permit investigation of geothermal systems to much greater depth than is now possible with controlled-source methods. The development of such a source is critically dependent upon a powerful, mobile generator. Magnetohydrodynamic pulse generators satisfy the weight and power requirements for such a generator. However, existing MHD generators which are used in geophysical applications are solid fueled, and therefore, very expensive to operate. Moreover, the pulse length from such a generator is limited to about 10 seconds, which may be too short to permit the maximum advantage to be gained from the available power. The shortcomings of the MHD generator will be remedied in a liquid-fueled generator now under development for the U.S. Air Force. A field program designed to compare available conventional and MHD generators would provide the necessary information for final generator selection, as well as an abundance of information on the nature of geothermal systems at depth. Operation and cost studies on MHD generators are given, and model calculations for TDEM soundings of geothermal hot-dry-rock systems are presented.

Fleming, D.B.

1976-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

213

Schlumberger soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River Valleys,  

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soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River Valleys, soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River Valleys, Idaho and Utah Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Schlumberger soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River Valleys, Idaho and Utah Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: In 1975, the U.S. Geological Survey made seventy Schlumberger resistivity soundings in the Upper Raft River Valley and in parts of the Raft River Valley. These soundings complement the seventy-nine soundings made previously in the Raft River Valley (Zohdy and others, 1975) and bring the total number of soundings to 149. This work was done as part of a hydrogeologic study of the area. The location, number, and azimuth of all 149 Schlumberger sounding stations are presented. The location of the new

214

The Use of Polar-orbiting Satellite Sounding Data to Estimate Rural Maximum and Minimum Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmospheric sounding products from NOAA's polar-orbiting satellites were used to derive and test predictive equations of rural shelter-level maximum and minimum temperatures. Sounding data from both winter and summer months were combined with ...

Gregory L. Johnson; Jerry M. Davis; Thomas R. Karl; Alan L. McNab; J. Dan Tarpley; Peter Bloomfield

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Scattering of Sound by Internal Wave Currents: The Relation to Vertical Momentum Flux  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Internal waves scatter sound by two related perturbations: 1) those associated with vertical particle displacements ?(x, y, z, t) in the presence of a vertical gradient of (potential) sound speed (?c = ??zcp); and 2) those associated with ...

W. Munk; P. Worcester; F. Zachariasen

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Comparison of Vertical Soundings and Sidewall Air Temperature Measurements in a Small Alpine Basin  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tethered balloon soundings from two sites on the floor of a 1-km-diameter limestone sinkhole in the eastern Alps are compared with pseudovertical temperature “soundings” from three lines of temperature dataloggers on the basin's northwest, ...

C. David Whiteman; Stefan Eisenbach; Bernhard Pospichal; Reinhold Steinacker

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Tropical Cyclone Wind Retrievals from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit: Application to Surface Wind Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Horizontal winds at 850 hPa from tropical cyclones retrieved using the nonlinear balance equation, where the mass field was determined from Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) temperature soundings, are compared with the surface wind fields ...

Kotaro Bessho; Mark DeMaria; John A. Knaff

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Assessing the Impacts of Proximity Sounding Criteria on the Climatology of Significant Tornado Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Proximity sounding studies typically seek to optimize several trade-offs that involve somewhat arbitrary definitions of how to define a “proximity sounding.” More restrictive proximity criteria, which presumably produce results that are more ...

Corey K. Potvin; Kimberly L. Elmore; Steven J. Weiss

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

An Interactive Method for Estimating Maximum Hailstone Size from Forecast Soundings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diagnostic/prognostic sounding analysis package is presented to aid operational forecasters. First, a diagnostic sounding analysis is shown which computes standard thermodynamic parameters while including a scheme to estimate the maximum hail ...

James T. Moore; John P. Pino

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

A Baseline Climatology of Sounding-Derived Supercell andTornado Forecast Parameters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

All of the 0000 UTC soundings from the United States made during the year 1992 that have nonzero convective available potential energy (CAPE) are examined. Soundings are classified as being associated with nonsupercell thunderstorms, supercells ...

Erik N. Rasmussen; David O. Blanchard

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sirens to sound for August 14 Y-12 emergency management exercise...  

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Sirens to sound for August ... Sirens to sound for August 14 Y-12 emergency management exercise Posted: August 8, 2013 - 8:09am OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Emergency response personnel from...

222

Computer program for conducting acoustical analyses of HVAC systems.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An interactive Windows?based computer program has been developed that can be used to conduct complete acoustical analyses of HVAC systems. The program can be used to track sound from a HVACsound source such as a fan to a room. Both sound from a single path between a sound source and room or from multiple paths between a sound source and room can be investigated. The program has a full set of editing features that include change

Douglas D. Reynolds; Scott C. Mitchell

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

MAFOS: A Simple Tool for Monitoring the Performance of RAFOS Sound Sources in the Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A low-cost underwater sound recorder has been developed and tested. It is designed to receive signals from sound sources that serve as navigation aids for RAFOS floats. This moored version of the RAFOS float (MAFOS) can monitor sound sources over ...

Holger König; Kathy L. Schultz Tokos; Walter Zenk

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Heart sound analysis for symptom detection and computer-aided diagnosis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Heart sound analysis for symptom detection and computer-aided diagnosis Todd R. Reed a,*, Nancy E Abstract Heart auscultation (the interpretation by a physician of heart sounds) is a fundamental component for the production of heart sounds, and demonstrate its utility in iden- tifying features useful in diagnosis. We

Reed, Nancy E.

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Electric and Kinematic Structure of the Oklahoma Mesoscale Convective System of 7 June 1989  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Balloon soundings of electric field in Oklahoma mesoscale convective systems (MCS's) were made by the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) during the spring of 1989. A sounding made in the rearward edge of an MCS stratiform rain area on 7 ...

Steven M. Hunter; Terry J. Schuur; Thomas C. Mapshall; W. David Rust

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two Types of Vertical Electrical Structures in Stratiform Precipitation Regions of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric field (E) soundings in the stratiform regions and transition zones of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) are reported. Most of the E soundings were made during the 1991 Cooperative Oklahoma Profiler Studies (COPS-91). Multiple E ...

Thomas C. Marshall; W. David Rust

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Reconstruction of mechanically recorded sound from an edison cylinder using three dimensional non-contact optical surface metrology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recorded Sound from an Edison Cylinder using Threeet al. , “ Optomechanical method of Edison cylinders soundComments on Historical Edison Cylinder Styli ”, Association

Fadeyev, V.; Haber, C.; Maul, C.; McBride, J.W.; Golden, M.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Energy - Multi-Family Efficiency Programs | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Puget Sound Energy - Multi-Family Efficiency Programs Puget Sound Energy - Multi-Family Efficiency Programs < Back Eligibility Construction Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Manufacturing Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Solar Swimming Pool Heaters Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Multi-Family Retrofit CFLs: $20/fixture or FREE LEDs: $20- $30 Windows/Sliding Glass Doors: $6 - $8/sq. ft. Insulation: $0.75/sq. ft. In-Unit Water Heater: $50/unit Clothes Washer: $50 - $100 In-Unit Refrigerator: $20 Solar Pool Heater: Not Specified

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MHK Projects/Ramsey Sound | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sound Sound < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.8702,"lon":-5.34299,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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MHK Projects/Eynhallow Sound | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Eynhallow Sound Eynhallow Sound < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":59.15,"lon":-3.11667,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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MHK Projects/Plymouth Sound | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sound Sound < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":50.3623,"lon":-4.12634,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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MHK Projects/Bluemill Sound | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Bluemill Sound Bluemill Sound < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":60.5417,"lon":-1.26222,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Hobe Sound, Florida: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Hobe Sound, Florida: Energy Resources Hobe Sound, Florida: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 27.059498°, -80.1364323° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":27.059498,"lon":-80.1364323,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Sound Beach, New York: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sound Beach, New York: Energy Resources Sound Beach, New York: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 40.9562099°, -72.9678811° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.9562099,"lon":-72.9678811,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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EA-1949: Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project, Puget Sound, WA  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This EA analyzes the potential environmental effects of a proposal by the Public Utility District No. 1 of Snowhomish County, Washington to construct and operate the Admiralty Inlet Tidal Project. The proposed 680-kilowatt project would be located on the east side of Admiralty Inlet in Puget Sound, Washington, about 1 kilometer west of Whidbey Island, entirely within Island County, Washington. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead agency. DOE is a cooperating agency.

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BIORETENTION SOIL MIX REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON Prepared for: Prepared by: Puget Sound Partnership  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Executive Summary The soil mix used in bioretention systems is central for determining flow control and water quality treatment performance. The purpose of this study is to provide bioretention soil mix (BSM) guidelines that: 1) meet performance objectives; 2) include materials readily available in the Puget Sound region; 3) include materials that aggregate and compost suppliers can provide with adequate quality control and consistency; and 4) are affordable. The focus of this study is on the aggregate component of the BSM. Four candidate aggregate samples were collected from various suppliers and locations around Puget Sound. Laboratory analysis was conducted to determine aggregate gradation, as well as the organic matter content, hydraulic conductivity, cation exchange capacity, and available phosphorus of a specified aggregate compost bioretention soil mix. Hydraulic conductivity of bioretention soil mixes is strongly correlated to percent mineral aggregate passing the 200 sieve and that the fines should be less than five and ideally between two and four percent. Organic matter and cation exchange capacity of bioretention soil mixes meet or exceed Washington Department of Ecology’s requirements for enhanced treatment.

Curtis Hinman; Wsu Extension Faculty

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor sound criteria according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air?Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)—An introduction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ASHRAE TC?2.6 Sound and Vibration Controltechnical committee has been activity involved with development

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of annual biogeochemical cycles of nutrient balance, phytoplankton bloom(s), and DO in Puget Sound using an unstructured grid model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nutrient pollution from rivers, nonpoint source runoff, and nearly 100 wastewater discharges is a potential threat to the ecological health of Puget Sound with evidence of hypoxia in some basins. However, the relative contributions of loads entering Puget Sound from natural and anthropogenic sources, and the effects of exchange flow from the Pacific Ocean are not well understood. Development of a quantitative model of Puget Sound is thus presented to help improve our understanding of the annual biogeochemical cycles in this system using the unstructured grid Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM) framework and the Integrated Compartment Model (CE QUAL-ICM) water quality kinetics. Results based on 2006 data show that phytoplankton growth and die-off, succession between two species of algae, nutrient dynamics, and dissolved oxygen in Puget Sound are strongly tied to seasonal variation of temperature, solar radiation, and the annual exchange and flushing induced by upwelled Pacific Ocean waters. Concentrations in the mixed outflow surface layer occupying approximately 5?20 m of the upper water column show strong effects of eutrophication from natural and anthropogenic sources, spring and summer algae blooms, accompanied by depleted nutrients but high dissolved oxygen levels. The bottom layer reflects dissolved oxygen and nutrient concentrations of upwelled Pacific Ocean water modulated by mixing with biologically active surface outflow in the Strait of Juan De Fuca prior to entering Puget Sound over the Admiralty Inlet. The effect of reflux mixing at the Admiralty Inlet sill resulting in lower nutrient and higher dissolved oxygen levels in bottom waters of Puget Sound than the incoming upwelled Pacific Ocean water is reproduced. By late winter, with the reduction in algal activity, water column constituents of interest, were renewed and the system appeared to reset with cooler temperature, higher nutrient, and higher dissolved oxygen waters from the Pacific Ocean.

Khangaonkar, Tarang; Sackmann, Brandon S.; Long, Wen; Mohamedali, Teizeen; Roberts, Mindy

2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Facilitating Sound, Cost-Effective Federal Energy Management (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet is an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The Federal Government, as the nation's largest energy consumer, has a tremendous opportunity and acknowledged responsibility to lead by example. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) plays a critical role in this effort. FEMP facilitates the Federal Government's implementation of sound, cost-effective energy management and investment practices to enhance the nation's energy security and environmental stewardship. FEMP does this by focusing on the needs of its Federal customers, delivering an array of services across a variety of program areas.

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2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LEE-0152 - In the Matter of Sound Oil Company | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

LEE-0152 - In the Matter of Sound Oil Company LEE-0152 - In the Matter of Sound Oil Company LEE-0152 - In the Matter of Sound Oil Company On August 16, 1994, Sound Oil Company (Sound) of Seattle Washington, filed an Application for Exception with the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Department of Energy. In its Application, Sound requests that it be relieved of the requirement that it file the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) form entitled "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report" (Form EIA-782B). As explained below, we have determined that the Application for Exception should be denied. lee0152.pdf More Documents & Publications OHA EIA CASES ARCHIVE FILE TEE-0068 - In the Matter of Bowlin Travel Centers, Inc. VEE-0030 - In the Matter of Lee Oil Company

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Schlumberger soundings in the Upper Raft River and Raft River Valleys, Idaho and Utah  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In 1975, the U.S. Geological Survey made seventy Schlumberger resistivity soundings in the Upper Raft River Valley and in parts of the Raft River Valley. These soundings complement the seventy-nine soundings made previously in the Raft River Valley (Zohdy and others, 1975) and bring the total number of soundings to 149. This work was done as part of a hydrogeologic study of the area. The location, number, and azimuth of all 149 Schlumberger sounding stations are presented. The location of the new stations is shown with solid circles, whereas the location of the previous stations is shown with open circles. The new stations are numbered from 201 to 270. The data and interpretation of the new soundings are presented.

Zohdy, A.A.R.; Bisdorf, R.J.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY CONSERVATION AND GRAVITY WAVES IN SOUND-PROOF TREATMENTS OF STELLAR INTERIORS. II. LAGRANGIAN CONSTRAINED ANALYSIS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The speed of sound greatly exceeds typical flow velocities in many stellar and planetary interiors. To follow the slow evolution of subsonic motions, various sound-proof models attempt to remove fast acoustic waves while retaining stratified convection and buoyancy dynamics. In astrophysics, anelastic models typically receive the most attention in the class of sound-filtered stratified models. Generally, anelastic models remain valid in nearly adiabatically stratified regions like stellar convection zones, but may break down in strongly sub-adiabatic, stably stratified layers common in stellar radiative zones. However, studying stellar rotation, circulation, and dynamos requires understanding the complex coupling between convection and radiative zones, and this requires robust equations valid in both regimes. Here we extend the analysis of equation sets begun in Brown et al., which studied anelastic models, to two types of pseudo-incompressible models. This class of models has received attention in atmospheric applications, and more recently in studies of white-dwarf supernova progenitors. We demonstrate that one model conserves energy but the other does not. We use Lagrangian variational methods to extend the energy conserving model to a general equation of state, and dub the resulting equation set the generalized pseudo-incompressible (GPI) model. We show that the GPI equations suitably capture low-frequency phenomena in both convection and radiative zones in stars and other stratified systems, and we provide recommendations for converting low-Mach number codes to this equation set.

Vasil, Geoffrey M.; Lecoanet, Daniel [Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Astrophysics Center, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Brown, Benjamin P.; Zweibel, Ellen G. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1582 (United States); Wood, Toby S., E-mail: vasil@cita.utoronto.ca [Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Baskin School of Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States)

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Coalition Coalition Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Name Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Address 1904 Third Avenue Place Seattle, Washington Zip 98101 Region Pacific Northwest Area Website http://www.pugetsoundcleanciti Notes Public/private partnership that works to advance environmental and public health, energy security and economic development Coordinates 47.6117208°, -122.3396565° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":47.6117208,"lon":-122.3396565,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Shaking things up: young infants' use of sound information for object individuation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Object individuation, the capacity to determine whether two perceptual encounters belong to the same object or two different objects, is one of the most basic cognitive abilities and provides a foundation for infants’ understanding of the physical world. Yet very little work has been done to explore infants’ use of auditory information to individuate objects. The first research to investigate infants’ use of sound information to individuate objects was reported by Wilcox et al. (2006), who used a violation-ofexpectation task to examine the extent to which 4.5-month-olds use differences in sound to individuate objects. The results suggested that 4.5-month-olds use property-rich sounds (sounds intimately related to an objects’ physical, amodal properties) but not property-poor sounds (sounds that are more contrived) to distinguish the identity of objects involved in occlusion events. The current study investigated infants’ sensitivity to these two types of sounds within the context of a search task. Three experiments were conducted with infants aged 5 to 7 months. The outcome of these experiments builds and extends on the findings of Wilcox et al. in three ways. First, converging evidence was obtained, using a search task, that young infants are more sensitive to property-rich than property-poor sounds. Second, more detailed information was obtained on infants’ interpretation of samesounds events (two identical, rather than two different, sounds). Finally, possible explanations for infants’ greater sensitivity to property-rich sounds were assessed. The outcome of these studies, collectively, provides insight into the types of sounds that infants use to identify objects and the reasons why some sounds are more salient to infants than others.

Smith, Tracy Rebecca

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Resonances of Chindon-ya: Sound, Space, and Social Difference in Contemporary Japan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fairytales Part I: Magicians of Sound: From Brass Bands toChindon-ya Brass Bands: Dscipling the National BodyMusic Jinta as Japanized Brass Band: Accidental Heterophony

Abe, Marié

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Diffused paradigms: musical depictions of biodegradation, refraction of sound, and memory deterioration in Sorensen's Sterbende Garten.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??In Sterbende Gärten (Decaying or Dying Gardens) Bent Sørensen employs specific compositional methods in order to depict biodegradation of plants, refraction of sound, and memory… (more)

Thomas, Brian David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Tidal Energy In-Water Testing and Development Project Final Technical Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tidal energy represents potential for the generation of renewable, emission free, environmentally benign, and cost effective energy from tidal flows. A successful tidal energy demonstration project in Puget Sound, Washington may enable significant commercial development resulting in important benefits for the northwest region and the nation. This project promoted the United States Department of Energy�s Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program�s goals of advancing the commercial viability, cost-competitiveness, and market acceptance of marine hydrokinetic systems. The objective of the Puget Sound Tidal Energy Demonstration Project is to conduct in-water testing and evaluation of tidal energy technology as a first step toward potential construction of a commercial-scale tidal energy power plant. The specific goal of the project phase covered by this award was to conduct all activities necessary to complete engineering design and obtain construction approvals for a pilot demonstration plant in the Admiralty Inlet region of the Puget Sound. Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County (The District) accomplished the objectives of this award through four tasks: Detailed Admiralty Inlet Site Studies, Plant Design and Construction Planning, Environmental and Regulatory Activities, and Management and Reporting. Pre-Installation studies completed under this award provided invaluable data used for site selection, environmental evaluation and permitting, plant design, and construction planning. However, these data gathering efforts are not only important to the Admiralty Inlet pilot project. Lessons learned, in particular environmental data gathering methods, can be applied to future tidal energy projects in the United States and other parts of the world. The District collaborated extensively with project stakeholders to complete the tasks for this award. This included Federal, State, and local government agencies, tribal governments, environmental groups, and others. All required permit and license applications were completed and submitted under this award, including a Final License Application for a pilot hydrokinetic license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The tasks described above have brought the project through all necessary requirements to construct a tidal pilot project in Admiralty Inlet with the exception of final permit and license approvals, and the selection of a general contractor to perform project construction.

Craig W. Collar

2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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How Pemex will develop Campeche Sound. [Gulf of Mexico  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While many OPEC nations are cutting production in the current so-called ''oil glut '', Mexico is moving at top speed to increase oil and gas production - principally the light crude from Campeche Sound. To boost output from the Gulf of Mexico oil giant, Pemex is drilling 54 development wells and installing 29 platforms in Campeche this year. Seven of the platforms will handle the growing gas production, where Pemex has been flaring 500 MMcfd of gas offshore. This gas will be moved ashore via 47 platforms and 36-in-dia pipe lines now being installed. Two of the seven gas platforms now being installed are among the world's largest. They are designed to handle 400 MMcfd of gas each - twice the capacity of the largest gas platforms operating in the North Sea.

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1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Facilitating Sound, Cost-Effective Federal Energy Management (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet is an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The Federal Government, as the nation's largest energy consumer, has a tremendous opportunity and acknowledged responsibility to lead by example. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) plays a critical role in this effort. FEMP facilitates the Federal Government's implementation of sound, cost-effective energy management and investment practices to enhance the nation's energy security and environmental stewardship. FEMP does this by focusing on the needs of its Federal customers, delivering an array of services across a variety of program areas.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan : Scoping Summary Report - Part B Preliminary Technical Analysis Appendix A.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes in general terms the nature of the voltage instability problem facing the Puget Sound area. The following two chapters cover the technical aspects of the problem. It deals with load growth, the root cause of the problem. Also addressed is the capacity of the current power system and the criteria for future system planning. It also explains the technical results of transmission system modeling which confirm the system's vulnerability to voltage instability, the principal symptom of the problem. The results of the scoping process in each of the four measure categories are presented. Included are lists of all options identified, a discussion of the screening criteria, and descriptions of the measures that survived the screening process and are proposed for further evaluation in Phase 2. We discuss the evaluation methodology which will be used to refine the analyses. The next steps in the planning process are outlined. It also describes the short term operational agreements that will assure continued reliable service until a long term solution is in place. 8 figs., 22 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Evaluation of the WOTAN Technique of Inferring Oceanic Winds from Underwater Ambient Sound  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential of the WOTAN technique to estimate oceanic winds from underwater ambient sound is thoroughly evaluated. Anemometer winds and sound spectrum levels at 11 frequencies in the range 3–25 kHz from the FASINEX Experiment are used to ...

Svein Vagle; William G. Large; David M. Farmer

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

The Impact of Satellite Soundings on the Numerical Forecasts of the Israel Meteorological Service  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experiments with the numerical models of the Israel Meteorological Service show that the impact of satellite soundings can be substantial but depends on how the soundings are used by the models. The quasi-optimum use of satellite data in defining ...

A. Thomasell Jr.; A. Gruber; H. Brodrick; N. Wolfson; Z. Alperson

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manta Wings: Wave Energy Testing Floats to Puget Sound | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Manta Wings: Wave Energy Testing Floats to Puget Sound Manta Wings: Wave Energy Testing Floats to Puget Sound Manta Wings: Wave Energy Testing Floats to Puget Sound August 6, 2010 - 11:27am Addthis The 1:15 scale prototype being lowered into the wave flume at Oregon State University's O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory | Photo courtesy of Columbia Power The 1:15 scale prototype being lowered into the wave flume at Oregon State University's O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory | Photo courtesy of Columbia Power Lindsay Gsell Columbia Power Technologies plans to test an intermediate-scale version of its wave energy converter device in Puget Sound later this year. After the successful control tests, the company will move testing to open water in Puget Sound this fall. Columbia will test the intermediate 1:7

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Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup Sound management practices and safe, efficient work have led to cost savings and rapid progress in the Idaho site's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. The efficiencies have freed up $12 million for additional Cold War cleanup. That $12 million from the Recovery Act is being used to exhume targeted buried waste from a quarter-acre portion of a landfill called Pit 9 so it can be disposed permanently and safely. Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup More Documents & Publications Idaho Site Completes Cleanup with Help from Workers who Shipped Waste

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Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup Sound management practices and safe, efficient work have led to cost savings and rapid progress in the Idaho site's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. The efficiencies have freed up $12 million for additional Cold War cleanup. That $12 million from the Recovery Act is being used to exhume targeted buried waste from a quarter-acre portion of a landfill called Pit 9 so it can be disposed permanently and safely. Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup More Documents & Publications Idaho Site Completes Cleanup with Help from Workers who Shipped Waste

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A Systems Approach to Managing Oil  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

led to the spilling of 11 million gallons of crude oil into the Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska. Af of 1990 (US Fed- eral Law, 1990). Regionally, the state of Alaskas oil pollution prevention and responseA Systems Approach to Managing Oil Transportation Risk in Prince William Sound Jason R. W. Merrick

van Dorp, Johan René

257

Release Version Parabolic Dish Microphone System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Release Version Parabolic Dish Microphone System Prepared by: Zhixin Chen (Ph.D. Student), with the assistance of Robert C. Maher (Associate Professor) Montana State University A parabolic dish microphone is like a mirror telescope for sound. A parabolic reflector is used to collect and focus sound waves

Maher, Robert C.

258

Sound temporal envelope and time-patterns of activity in the human auditory pathway : an fMRI study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The temporal envelope of sound strongly influences the intelligibility of speech, pattern analysis, and the grouping of sequential stimuli. This thesis examined the coding of sound temporal envelope in the time-patterns ...

Harms, Michael Patrick, 1972-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Covariance of dark energy parameters and sound speed constraints from large HI surveys  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An interesting probe of the nature of dark energy is the measure of its sound speed, $c_s$. We review the significance for constraining sound speed models of dark energy using large neutral hydrogen (HI) surveys with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Our analysis considers the effect on the sound speed measurement that arises from the covariance of $c_s$ with the dark energy density, $\\Omega_\\LLambda$, and a time-varying equation of state, $w(a)=w_0+(1-a)w_a$. We find that the approximate degeneracy between dark energy parameters that arises in power spectrum observations is lifted through redshift tomography of the HI-galaxy angular power spectrum, resulting in sound speed constraints that are not severely degraded. The cross-correlation of the galaxy and the integrated Sachs-Wolfe (ISW) effect spectra contributes approximately 10 percent of the information that is needed to distinguish variations in the dark energy parameters, and most of the discriminating signal comes from the galaxy auto-correlation spectrum. We also find that the sound speed constraints are weakly sensitive to the HI bias model. These constraints do not improve substantially for a significantly deeper HI survey since most of the clustering sensitivity to sound speed variations arises from $z \\lsim 1.5$. A detection of models with sound speeds close to zero, $c_s \\lsim 0.01,$ is possible for dark energy models with $w\\gsim -0.9$.

A. Torres-Rodriguez; C. M. Cress; K. Moodley

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

260

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Air Agency Air Agency Jump to: navigation, search Name Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Address 1904 Third Avenue Place Seattle, Washington Zip 98101 Region Pacific Northwest Area Website http://www.pscleanair.org/ Notes Special-purpose, regional agency chartered by state law to protect public health, improve neighborhood air quality and reduce greenhouse gases Coordinates 47.6117208°, -122.3396565° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":47.6117208,"lon":-122.3396565,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Control of Toxic Chemicals in Puget Sound, Phase 3: Study of Atmospheric Deposition of Air Toxics to the Surface of Puget Sound  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The results of the Phase 1 Toxics Loading study suggested that runoff from the land surface and atmospheric deposition directly to marine waters have resulted in considerable loads of contaminants to Puget Sound (Hart Crowser et al. 2007). The limited data available for atmospheric deposition fluxes throughout Puget Sound was recognized as a significant data gap. Therefore, this study provided more recent or first reported atmospheric deposition fluxes of PAHs, PBDEs, and select trace elements for Puget Sound. Samples representing bulk atmospheric deposition were collected during 2008 and 2009 at seven stations around Puget Sound spanning from Padilla Bay south to Nisqually River including Hood Canal and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Revised annual loading estimates for atmospheric deposition to the waters of Puget Sound were calculated for each of the toxics and demonstrated an overall decrease in the atmospheric loading estimates except for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and total mercury (THg). The median atmospheric deposition flux of total PBDE (7.0 ng/m2/d) was higher than that of the Hart Crowser (2007) Phase 1 estimate (2.0 ng/m2/d). The THg was not significantly different from the original estimates. The median atmospheric deposition flux for pyrogenic PAHs (34.2 ng/m2/d; without TCB) shows a relatively narrow range across all stations (interquartile range: 21.2- 61.1 ng/m2/d) and shows no influence of season. The highest median fluxes for all parameters were measured at the industrial location in Tacoma and the lowest were recorded at the rural sites in Hood Canal and Sequim Bay. Finally, a semi-quantitative apportionment study permitted a first-order characterization of source inputs to the atmosphere of the Puget Sound. Both biomarker ratios and a principal component analysis confirmed regional data from the Puget Sound and Straits of Georgia region and pointed to the predominance of biomass and fossil fuel (mostly liquid petroleum products such as gasoline and/or diesel) combustion as source inputs of combustion by-products to the atmosphere of the region and subsequently to the waters of Puget Sound.

Brandenberger, Jill M.; Louchouarn, Patrick; Kuo, Li-Jung; Crecelius, Eric A.; Cullinan, Valerie I.; Gill, Gary A.; Garland, Charity R.; Williamson, J. B.; Dhammapala, R.

2010-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

262

A Methodology for Predicting the Puget Sound Convergence Zone and Its Associated Weather  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Puget Sound Convergence Zone (PSCZ) is a terrain-induced mesoscale phenomenon that occurs in western Washington and has a dramatic impact on local weather. This paper presents the operational forecasting techniques that are used at the ...

William M. Whitney; Robert L. Doherty; Bradley R. Colman

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Evaluation of SSMIS Upper Atmosphere Sounding Channels for High-Altitude Data Assimilation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Upper atmosphere sounding (UAS) channels of the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) were assimilated using a high-altitude version of the Navy Global Environmental Model (NAVGEM) in order to investigate their potential for operational ...

Karl W. Hoppel; Stephen D. Eckermann; Lawrence Coy; Gerald E. Nedoluha; Douglas R. Allen; Steven D. Swadley; Nancy L. Baker

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Assimilation of DMSP and TOVS Satellite Soundings in a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A modeling investigation explores the impacts of the assimilation of satellite-retrieved soundings on forecast error in the Fifth-Generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5). Simulations ...

Jordan G. Powers; Kun Gao

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Assessment of VAS Soundings in the Analysis of a Preconvective Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Retrievals from the VISSR Atmospheric Sounder (VAS) an combined with conventional data to assess the impact of geosynchronous satellite soundings upon the analysis of a pre-convective environment over the central United States on 13 July 1981. ...

Anthony Mostek; Louis W. Uccellini; Ralph A. Petersen; Dennis Chesters

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

A battery-free tag for wireless monitoring of heart sounds  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have developed a wearable, battery-free tag that monitors heart sounds. The tag powers up by harvesting ambient RF energy, and contains a low-power integrated circuit, an antenna and up to four microphones. The chip, ...

Mandal, Soumyajit

267

Spatial Forecasts of Maximum Hail Size Using Prognostic Model Soundings and HAILCAST  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Forecasting the occurrence of hail and the maximum hail size is a challenging problem. This paper investigates the feasibility of producing maps of the forecast maximum hail size over the Canadian prairies using 12-h prognostic soundings from an ...

Julian C. Brimelow; Gerhard W. Reuter; Ron Goodson; Terrence W. Krauss

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Current Patterns in the Inner Sound (Pentland Firth) from Underway ADCP Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerous acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) surveys were performed in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth, a channel between the Orkney Islands and the northern coast of Scotland connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the North Sea ...

Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy; David K. Woolf; Matthew C. Easton

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Difficulties in Obtaining Reliable Temperature Trends: Reconciling the Surface and Satellite Microwave Sounding Unit Records  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A chronic difficulty in obtaining reliable climate records from satellites has been changes in instruments, platforms, equator-crossing times, and algorithms. The microwave sounding unit (MSU) tropospheric temperature record has overcome some of ...

James W. Hurrell; Kevin E. Trenberth

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Mobile Sounding Observations of Lake-Effect Snowbands in Western and Central New York  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measurements of the thermodynamic environments in the vicinity of lake-effect snowbands were obtained during the winter of 1987/88, using portable radiosonde equipment. During the experimental period, a total of 17 soundings were launched on ten ...

Gregory P. Byrd; Richard A. Anstett; Joseph E. Heim; David M. Usinski

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan. Appendix B : Local Generation Evaluation : Draft Environmental Impact Statement.  

SciTech Connect

The information and data contained in this Appendix was extracted from numerous sources. The principle sources used for technical data were Bonneville Power Administration's 1990 Resource Program along with its technical appendix, and Chapter 8 of the Draft 1991 Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan. All cost data is reported 1988 dollars unless otherwise noted. This information was supplemented by other data developed by Puget Sound utilities who participated on the Local Generation Team. Identifying generating resources available to the Puget Sound area involved a five step process: (1) listing all possible resources that might contribute power to the Puget Sound area, (2) characterizing the technology/resource status, cost and operating characteristics of these resources, (3) identifying exclusion criteria based on the needs of the overall Puget Sound Electric Reliability Plan study, (4) applying these criteria to the list of resources, and (5) summarizing of the costs and characteristics of the final list of resources. 15 refs., 20 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Stimulated Brillouin Scattering: Effect of Sound Absorption on Hypersonic Velocity Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The frequency spectrum of a sound wave generated by photon?phonon interactions is that of a damped harmonic oscillator with the shifted peak sharpened but not displaced by nonlinear amplification. Hence

Victor A. Solovyev; Norman R. Goldblatt; C. J. Montrose

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Inversion for subbottom sound velocity profiles in the deep and shallow ocean  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis investigates the application of acoustic measurements in the deep and shallow ocean to infer the sound velocity profile (svp) in the seabed. For the deep water ocean, an exact method based on the Gelfand-Levitan ...

Souza, Luiz Alberto Lopes de

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

The Impact of Satellite Sounding Data on the Systematic Error of a Numerical Weather Prediction Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of satellite sounding data on the systematic errors of the numerical weather prediction model of the Israel Meteorological Service has been investigated. In general, satellite data have been shown to reduce systematic error, and in ...

Noah Wolfson; Albert Thomasell; Arnold Gruber; George Ohring

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Comparison of Tropospheric Temperature Derived from the Microwave Sounding Unit and the National Meteorological Center Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Microwave Sounding Units (MSU) aboard the NOAA series of polar-orbiting satellites (TIROS-N to NOAA-12) have provided stable and precise measurements of vertically integrated atmospheric temperature since December 1978. Comparisons are made ...

Alan N. Basist; Chester F. Ropelewski; Norman C. Grody

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Parameterization of Surface Heat Fluxes above Forest with Satellite Thermal Sensing and Boundary-Layer Soundings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Satellite-derived surface temperature measurements can be used in conjunction with temperature and wind soundings in the boundary layer to determine the surface sensible heat flux from forests at the regional scale. The underlying formulation is ...

Wilfried Brutsaert; A. Y. Hsu; Thomas J. Schmugge

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Combined Atmospheric Sounding/Cloud Imagery—A New Forecasting Tool  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for displaying sounding and cloud information in a composite image is described. Examples are shown to illustrate how a forecaster may use a time sequence of these images to monitor changes in atmospheric moisture and stability ...

William L. Smith; Gary S. Wade; Harold M. Woolf

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

SoundStrand : a tangible interface for composing music with limited degrees of freedom  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents SoundStrand, a novel tangible interface for composing music. A new paradigm is also presented - one that allows for music composition with limited degrees of freedom, and therefore is well suited for ...

Shahar, Eyal

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

On-orbit radiometric validation and field-of-view calibration of spaceborne microwave sounding instruments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Two calibration/validation efforts planned for current and future spaceborne microwave sounding instruments will be presented. First, the NPOESS Aircraft Sounder Testbed-Microwave (NAST-M) airborne sensor is used to directly ...

Blackwell, William J.

280

Federal Power Act section 202(c) - Cross-Sound Cable Company, August 2002  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

On August 16, 2002, due to concerns regarding the availability of electricity on Long Island in the State of New York, a 202(c) order was issued directing Cross-Sound Cable Company to operate the...

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281

Improvement of Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Size Estimation Algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous work, in which Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) data from the Atlantic Ocean and east Pacific Ocean basins during 1999–2001 were used to provide objective estimates of 1-min maximum sustained surface winds, minimum sea level ...

Julie L. Demuth; Mark DeMaria; John A. Knaff

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Error Structure and Atmospheric Temperature Trends in Observations from the Microwave Sounding Unit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) onboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration polar-orbiting satellites measures the atmospheric temperature from the surface to the lower stratosphere under all weather conditions, excluding ...

Cheng-Zhi Zou; Mei Gao; Mitchell D. Goldberg

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

The Objective Use of Upper Air Soundings to Specify Precipitation Type  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Linear screening regression is used to derive relationships between parameters computed from observed upper air soundings (RAOBS) and concurrent observations of precipitation type. Precipitation type is defined as three categories: liquid (rain ...

Joseph R. Bocchieri

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Forecasting Tornadic Thunderstorm Potential in Alberta Using Environmental Sounding Data. Part I: Wind Shear and Buoyancy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates, for Alberta, Canada, whether observed sounding parameters such as wind shear and buoyant energy can be used to help distinguish between thunderstorms with significant (F2–F5) tornadoes, thunderstorms with weak (F0–F1) ...

Max L. Dupilka; Gerhard W. Reuter

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan. Appendix B : Local Generation Evaluation : Draft Environmental Impact Statement.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The information and data contained in this Appendix was extracted from numerous sources. The principle sources used for technical data were Bonneville Power Administration's 1990 Resource Program along with its technical appendix, and Chapter 8 of the Draft 1991 Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan. All cost data is reported 1988 dollars unless otherwise noted. This information was supplemented by other data developed by Puget Sound utilities who participated on the Local Generation Team. Identifying generating resources available to the Puget Sound area involved a five step process: (1) listing all possible resources that might contribute power to the Puget Sound area, (2) characterizing the technology/resource status, cost and operating characteristics of these resources, (3) identifying exclusion criteria based on the needs of the overall Puget Sound Electric Reliability Plan study, (4) applying these criteria to the list of resources, and (5) summarizing of the costs and characteristics of the final list of resources. 15 refs., 20 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

A Verification of Numerical Model Forecasts for Sounding-Derived Indices above Udine, Northeast Italy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work, 40 different indices derived from real soundings and the corresponding ECMWF model forecasts for the same location (near Udine, northeast Italy) are compared. This comparison is repeated for more than 500 days, from June 2004 to ...

Agostino Manzato

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Classifying Proximity Soundings with Self-Organizing Maps toward Improving Supercell and Tornado Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The self-organizing map (SOM) statistical technique is applied to vertical profiles of thermodynamic and kinematic parameters from a Rapid Update Cycle-2 (RUC-2) proximity sounding dataset with the goal of better distinguishing and predicting ...

Christopher J. Nowotarski; Anders A. Jensen

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

New Studies Portray Unbalanced Perspective on Biofuels DOE Committed to Environmentally Sound Biofuels Development  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

New Studies Portray Unbalanced Perspective on Biofuels DOE Committed to Environmentally Sound Biofuels Development DOE Response based on contributions from Office of Biomass Program; Argonne National, Hill, Tilman, Polasky and Hawthorne study ("Land Clearing and the Biofuel Carbon Debt") claims

Minnesota, University of

289

Retrieval of Ice Cloud Parameters Using the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An algorithm is developed to derive cloud ice water path (IWP) and ice particle effective diameters De from the advanced microwave sounding unit (AMSU) measurements. In the algorithm, both IWP and De are related to the ice particle scattering ...

Limin Zhao; Fuzhong Weng

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Satellite Analysis of Tropical Cyclones Using the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) was launched aboard the NOAA—15 satellite on 13 May 1998. The AMSU is well suited for the observation of tropical cyclones because its measurements are not significantly affected by the ice clouds ...

Stanley Q. Kidder; Mitchell D. Goldberg; Raymond M. Zehr; Mark DeMaria; James F. W. Purdom; Christopher S. Velden; Norman C. Grody; Sheldon J. Kusselson

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

The Analysis of Typhoon Structures Using Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit Data and Its Application to Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) data are used to retrieve the temperature and velocity fields of typhoons and assimilate them with the three-dimensional variational data assimilation (3DVAR) routines for uses in ...

Chien-Ben Chou; Ching-Yuang Huang; Huei-Ping Huang; Kung-Hwa Wang; Tien-Chiang Yeh

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

DOE/SC-ARM/TR-124 Interpolated Sounding Value-Added Product  

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4 Interpolated Sounding Value-Added Product D Troyan February 2013 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United...

293

Properties of the Convection Scheme in NCEP's Eta Model that Affect Forecast Sounding Interpretation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of parameterized convection on Eta Model forecast soundings is examined. The Betts–Miller–Janji? parameterization used in the National Centers for Environmental Prediction Eta Model introduces characteristic profiles of temperature and ...

Michael E. Baldwin; John S. Kain; Michael P. Kay

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

An Evaluation of High-Resolution Interferometer Soundings and Their Use in Mesoscale Analyses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An aircraft prototype of the High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder (HIS) was flown over Tennesse and northern Alabama during summer 1986. HIS temperature and dewpoint soundings were examined on two flight days to determine their error ...

John T. Bradshaw; Henry E. Fuelberg

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Instrumentation for the Measurement of Sound Speed near the Ocean Surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Air bubbles entrained by breaking waves in the ocean surface layer can dramatically alter the velocity and attenuation of acoustic waves. The development of an effective technique for directly measuring the sound speed near the ocean surface is ...

Eric Lamarre; W. K. Melville

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Acoustical Rainfall Analysis: Rainfall Drop Size Distribution Using the Underwater Sound Field  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rainfall estimation is difficult, especially in oceanic regions where land-based techniques are unavailable. Fortunately, rain produces a loud and unique sound underwater that can be used to detect and quantify rainfall. Laboratory studies of the ...

Jeffrey A. Nystuen

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

EA-1949: Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project, Puget Sound, WA | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

49: Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project, Puget Sound, WA 49: Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project, Puget Sound, WA EA-1949: Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project, Puget Sound, WA SUMMARY This EA analyzes the potential environmental effects of a proposal by the Public Utility District No. 1 of Snowhomish County, Washington to construct and operate the Admiralty Inlet Tidal Project. The proposed 680-kilowatt project would be located on the east side of Admiralty Inlet in Puget Sound, Washington, about 1 kilometer west of Whidbey Island, entirely within Island County, Washington. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead agency. DOE is a cooperating agency. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD August 9, 2013 EA-1949: FERC Notice of Availability Errata Sheet

298

Sonification of the invisible : large scale sound installments on building facades  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The intention of this project is to utilize sound as representation of MIT research-extending out to the public what may be invisible, or less known to the broader community interested in MIT's spectrum of work. I am ...

Bodle, Carrie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

TOGA COARE Upper-Air Sounding Data Archive: Development and Quality Control Procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the most important datasets to wine from the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment (TOGA COARE) is the most complete, high-resolution upper-air sounding dataset ever collected in the equatorial ...

Scot M. Loehrer; Todd A. Edmands; James A. Moore

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Information Content of Infrared Satellite Sounding Measurements with Respect to CO2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Information theory is used to study the capabilities of the new-generation satellite infrared sounders [Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) and Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI)] for retrieving atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) ...

R. J. Engelen; G. L. Stephens

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

The Signature of ENSO in Global Temperature and Precipitation Fields Derived from the Microwave Sounding Unit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Global temperature anomalies associated with ENSO are investigated, making use of a 13-year record of gridded temperature and precipitation data from the microwave sounding unit (MSU). The warm phase of the ENSO cycle during this period was ...

Elena Yulaeva; John M. Wallace

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Sound Effects 2 Drugs, Diagnostics and Devices 14  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

generate inaccurate readings in precision systems such as planetar- ium astronomy equipment, parabolic antennas and laser based guid- ance systems that rely on precise pointing to receive or transmit sig- nals system to ambient acoustic sources such as simple heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems

Ferrari, Silvia

303

An Aquatic Acoustic Metrics Interface Utility for Underwater Sound Monitoring and Analysis  

SciTech Connect

Fishes and other marine mammals suffer a range of potential effects from intense sound sources generated by anthropogenic underwater processes such as pile driving, shipping, sonars, and underwater blasting. Several underwater sound recording devices (USR) were built to monitor the acoustic sound pressure waves generated by those anthropogenic underwater activities, so the relevant processing software becomes indispensable for analyzing the audio files recorded by these USRs. However, existing software packages did not meet performance and flexibility requirements. In this paper, we provide a detailed description of a new software package, named Aquatic Acoustic Metrics Interface (AAMI), which is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) designed for underwater sound monitoring and analysis. In addition to the general functions, such as loading and editing audio files recorded by USRs, the software can compute a series of acoustic metrics in physical units, monitor the sound's influence on fish hearing according to audiograms from different species of fishes and marine mammals, and batch process the sound files. The detailed applications of the software AAMI will be discussed along with several test case scenarios to illustrate its functionality.

Ren, Huiying; Halvorsen, Michele B.; Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

304

Sound power and pressure level measurements in the inlet and outlet of an HRSG duct  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ever-increasing size of cogeneration facilities has mandated the need for noise abatement in the design stage. Many noise projection models are available to the industry for predicting noise levels in an adjacent to new installations. However, the models all require accurate source noise information if valid noise predictions are to be expected. As a consequence of designing one of the world`s largest cogeneration installations involving eight Model W-701 turbine units and their Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs), it became apparent that the attention between the exhaust of the Generators (HRSGs), it became apparent that the attention between the exhaust of the turbine and the outlet of the HRSGs was not well known. Not having this information posed potentially expensive noise abatement modifications during the design and construction phases. In order to verify the adequacy of scaling studies from a W-501 turbine and HRSG to the W-701 system, a comprehensive field test of an existing W-501 installation was conducted. This paper describes the design of an acoustic intensity and sound pressure probe to operate inside the high-temperature ductwork, the access engineering required, data acquisition, and final results concerning noise attenuation across the HRSG.

Jungbauer, D.E.; Unruh, J.F.; Pantermuehl, P.J. [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX (United States); Rose, S. [Enron Power Corp., Houston, TX (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Broadband Acoustic Environment at a Tidal Energy Site in Puget Sound  

SciTech Connect

Admiralty Inlet has been selected as a potential tidal energy site. It is located near shipping lanes, is a highly variable acoustic environment, and is frequented by the endangered southern resident killer whale (SRKW). Resolving environmental impacts is the first step to receiving approval to deploy tidal turbines. Several monitoring technologies are being considered to determine the presence of SRKW near the turbines. Broadband noise level measurements are critical for determining design and operational specifications of these technologies. Acoustic environment data at the proposed site was acquired at different depths using a cabled vertical line array from three different cruises during high tidal period in February, May, and June 2011. The ambient noise level decreases approximately 25 dB re 1 ?Pa per octave from frequency ranges of 1 kHz to 70 kHz, and increases approximately 20 dB re 1 ?Pa per octave for the frequency from 70 kHz to 200 kHz. The difference of noise pressure levels in different months varies from 10 to 30 dB re 1 ?Pa for the frequency range below 70 kHz. Commercial shipping and ferry vessel traffic were found to be the most significant contributors to sound pressure levels for the frequency range from 100 Hz to 70 kHz, and the variation could be as high as 30 dB re 1 ?Pa. These noise level measurements provide the basic information for designing and evaluating both active and passive monitoring systems proposed for deploying and operating for tidal power generation alert system.

Xu, Jinshan; Deng, Zhiqun; Martinez, Jayson J.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Myers, Joshua R.; Weiland, Mark A.

2012-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

306

Quality Management Proves to be a Sound Investment, Says ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... traded parent companies--Westinghouse Electric Corp., Xerox Corp., General Motors, IBM, AT&T ... Systems; GM's Cadillac Motor Car Division ...

2011-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

307

Behavioral constraints on harlequin duck population recovery from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??I investigated the relationship between harlequin duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) behavior and lack of recovery from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska.… (more)

[No author

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Why aren't pigeon guillemots in Prince William Sound, Alaska recovering from the Exxon Valdez oil spill?.  

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??The Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) is now the only species of marine bird in Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska that is listed as "not recovering"… (more)

[No author

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Harlequin duck demography during winter in Prince William Sound, Alaska : effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.  

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??The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was a major perturbation of nearshore habitats of Prince William Sound, a wintering area for harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus).… (more)

[No author

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

FIA-13-0018 - In the Matter of Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

18 - In the Matter of Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound 18 - In the Matter of Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound FIA-13-0018 - In the Matter of Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound On April 4, 2013, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision remanding in part an Appeal from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) determination issued by the Loan Programs Office (LPO). The Appellant appealed the LPO's decision to withhold information in the released documents pursuant to Exemptions 2, 4, 5 and 6, claiming that the LPO's determination letter inadequately justified its redactions. The Appellant also sought expedited processing of its Appeal, which the OHA denied, finding that there was no compelling need for expedited processing. The OHA concluded that the LPO properly invoked Exemption 6 as to withheld

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Testing Protocols and Results: Airport Sound Program Experience and BPI-Resnet Development  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Testing Protocols & Results: Testing Protocols & Results: Airport Sound Program Experience and BPI/RESNET Development Spring 2012 Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting: Combustion Safety in Tight Houses Jim Fitzgerald Center for Energy and Environment Building Performance Institute Page 2  Weatherization, custom windows & central air conditioning  Attic insulation, wall insulation, and attic air sealing - borrowed specs from energy programs and used weatherization contractors  Average house leakage: 7.8 ACH50 before 5.4 ACH50 after MSP secret: this Airport Sound Program does weatherization work to reduce sound All Tightening of Existing Homes Can Affect Combustion Appliance Safety Tightening work was done on 3000 homes with no testing, what could possibly go wrong?

312

SOUND-SPEED INVERSION OF THE SUN USING A NONLOCAL STATISTICAL CONVECTION THEORY  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Helioseismic inversions reveal a major discrepancy in sound speed between the Sun and the standard solar model just below the base of the solar convection zone. We demonstrate that this discrepancy is caused by the inherent shortcomings of the local mixing-length theory adopted in the standard solar model. Using a self-consistent nonlocal convection theory, we construct an envelope model of the Sun for sound-speed inversion. Our solar model has a very smooth transition from the convective envelope to the radiative interior, and the convective energy flux changes sign crossing the boundaries of the convection zone. It shows evident improvement over the standard solar model, with a significant reduction in the discrepancy in sound speed between the Sun and local convection models.

Zhang Chunguang; Deng Licai [Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China); Xiong Darun [Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008 (China); Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jorgen, E-mail: cgzhang@nao.cas.cn [Stellar Astrophysics Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Solar Sound Arts: Creating Instruments and Devices Powered by Photovoltaic Technologies  

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This paper describes recent developments in the creation of sound-making instruments and devices powered by photovoltaic (PV) technologies. With the rise of more efficient PV products in diverse packages, the possibilities for creating solar-powered musical instruments, sound installations, and loudspeakers are becoming increasingly realizable. This paper surveys past and recent developments in this area, including several projects by the author, and demonstrates how the use of PV technologies can influence the creative process in unique ways. In addition, this paper discusses how solar sound arts can enhance the aesthetic direction taken by recent work in soundscape studies and acoustic ecology. Finally, this paper will point towards future directions and possibilities as PV technologies continue to evolve and improve in terms of performance, and become more affordable.

unknown authors

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Digital sound synthesis of brass instruments by physical modeling, Digital Audio Effects (DAFx) 04  

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The Functional Transformation Method (FTM) is an established method for sound synthesis by physical modeling, which has proven its feasibility so far by the application to strings and membranes. Based on integral transformations, it provides a discrete solution for continuous physical problems given in form of initialboundary-value problems. This paper extends the range of applications of the FTM to brass instruments. A full continuous physical model of the instrument, consisting of an air column, a mouthpiece and the player’s lips is introduced and solved in the discrete domain. It is shown, that the FTM is a suitable method also for sound synthesis of brass instruments. 1.

Bernhard Krach; Stefan Petrausch; Rudolf Rabenstein

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Heat transfer in sound propagation and attenuation through gas-liquid polyhedral foams  

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A cell method is developed, which takes into account the bubble geometry of polyhedral foams, and provides for the generalized Rayleigh-Plesset equation that contains the non-local in time term corresponding to heat relaxation. The Rayleigh-Plesset equation together with the equations of mass and momentum balances for an effective single-phase inviscid fluid yield a model for foam acoustics. The present calculations reconcile observed sound velocity and attenuation with those predicted using the assumption that thermal dissipation is the dominant damping mechanism in a range of foam expansions and sound excitation frequencies.

Yuri M. Shtemler; Isaac R. Shreiber

2007-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

316

Energy conservation system  

SciTech Connect

An energy conservation system is disclosed wherein power in a given area, such as in a hotel or other room, is controlled by means of an ultrasonic sound transmitter and a plurality of ultrasonic sound receivers, each receiver controlling power for a separate power outlet. Upon entering the room, a key is inserted into a key receptacle to activate the transmitter and thereby cause the receivers to couple power to the power outlets in the room. When the key is withdrawn from the key receptacle, the transmitter signals the receivers to decouple power from the power outlets.

Fichtner, R.L.

1977-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

317

OCLh: a sound and supportive planning domain modelling language  

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1 The Dynamic Utilization of Substation Measurements to Maintain Power System Observability Y. Wu in real-time to obtain electrical network topology. In a conventional NTP, many substation measurements connectivity of substation devices, and then dynamically searches for solutions to calculate branch and bus

McCluskey, Thomas Leo

318

UNC Tech Report TR09-012 Sounding Liquids  

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Moss Hengchin Yeh Jeong-Mo Hong Ming C. Lin Dinesh Manocha University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a real-time shallow-water fluid simulator as well as an hybrid SPH-grid-based simulator to perform synthesis system has been coupled with two types of fluid simula- tors: one based on the shallow water

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

319

Diagnosis of a Polar Low Warm Core Utilizing the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Data from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) are used to examine a polar low that occurred in the Labrador Sea on 17–18 March 2000. During its 40-h lifetime, the polar low was observed three times by AMSU, which captured the formation ...

Richard W. Moore; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Moving sounds enhance the visually-induced self-motion illusion (circular vection) in virtual reality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While rotating visual and auditory stimuli have long been known to elicit self-motion illusions (“circular vection”), audiovisual interactions have hardly been investigated. Here, two experiments investigated whether visually induced circular ... Keywords: Audiovisual interactions, presence, psychophysics, self-motion simulation, spatial sound, vection, virtual reality

Bernhard E. Riecke; Aleksander Väljamäe; Jörg Schulte-Pelkum

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Sound beyond the speed of light: destructive interference, anomalous dispersion and nonlocality of near field  

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Experimentally fixed sound pulse beyond of light speed in the region of anomalous dispersion [W. M. Robertson, e. a. Appl. Phys. Lett, 90, 014102 (2007)] can be explained, as well as the similar superluminal phenomena, by "the nonlocality in the small" of near electromagnetic field at transferring of relevanted excitations.

Perel'man, M E

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Indirect Combustion Noise: Experimental Investigation of the Vortex Sound Generation in a Choked  

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Indirect Combustion Noise: Experimental Investigation of the Vortex Sound Generation in a Choked-27 April 2012, Nantes, France 2315 #12;Combustion noise in gas turbines consists of direct noise related to the unsteady combustion process itself and indirect noise. As known, indirect noise is produced when entropy

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

323

Do electric cars have to make noise? An emblematic opportunity for designing sounds and soundscapes  

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Do electric cars have to make noise? An emblematic opportunity for designing sounds and soundscapes Nantes Conference 23-27 April 2012, Nantes, France 1045 #12;Electric cars tend to become the emerging silent and then present issues as: must electric cars be sonified for preventing pedestrians from dangers

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

324

Evaluation of Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit Tropical-Cyclone Intensity and Size Estimation Algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) data are used to provide objective estimates of 1-min maximum sustained surface winds, minimum sea level pressure, and the radii of 34-, 50-, and 64-kt (1 kt ? 0.5144 m s?1) winds in the northeast, ...

Julie L. Demuth; Mark DeMaria; John A. Knaff; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Environmental Conditions Associated with the Dallas Microburst Storm Determined from Satellite Soundings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The thermodynamic structure of the troposphere in the vicinity of the microburst storm at Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport (DFW), Texas on 2 August 1985 is described. The analysis was based principally on a set of vertical soundings from the Visible and ...

Gary Ellrod

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Evaluation of Alberta Hail Growth Model Using Severe Hail Proximity Soundings from the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A one-dimensional, coupled hail and cloud model (HAILCAST) is tested to assess its ability to predict hail size. The model employs an ensemble approach when forecasting maximum hail size, uses a sounding as input, and can be run in seconds on an ...

Ryan Jewell; Julian Brimelow

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

The influence of cross-order terms in interface mobilities for structure-borne sound source  

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The influence of cross-order terms in interface mobilities for structure-borne sound source of interface mobilities, however, relies upon the admissibility of neglecting the so-called cross- order terms-order terms for the characterization of vibrational sources. From previous studies, four conditions have been

Berlin,Technische Universität

328

Hail in Northeast Italy: A Neural Network Ensemble Forecast Using Sounding-Derived Indices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a previous work, the hailpad data collected over the plain of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in northeast Italy during the April–September 1992–2009 period were studied through a bivariate analysis with 52 sounding-derived indices from the ...

Agostino Manzato

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Statistical Assessment of the Quality of TIROS-N and NOAA-6 Satellite Soundings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A statistical evaluation of satellite soundings from TIROS-N and NOAA-6 is presented. Collocated satellite-radiosonde data were collected by season from July 1979 through May 1980 for clear and cloudy retrievals. In addition to RMS and mean error ...

Arnold Gruber; Carmella Davis Watkins

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan. Appendix D, Conservation, Load Management and Fuel Switching Analysis : Draft Environmental Impact Statement.  

SciTech Connect

Various conservation, load management, and fuel switching programs were considered as ways to reduce or shift system peak load. These programs operate at the end-use level, such as residential water heat. Figure D-1a shows what electricity consumption for water heat looks like on normal and extreme peak days. Load management programs, such as water heat control, are designed to reduce electricity consumption at the time of system peak. On the coldest day in average winter, system load peaks near 8:00 a.m. In a winter with extremely cold weather, electricity consumption increases fr all hours, and the system peak shifts to later in the morning. System load shapes in the Puget Sound area are shown in Figure D-1b for a normal winter peak day (February 2, 1988) and extreme peak day (February 3, 1989). Peak savings from any program are calculated to be the reduction in loads on the entire system at the hour of system peak. Peak savings for all programs are measured at 8:00 a.m. on a normal peak day and 9:00 a.m. on an extreme peak day. On extremely cold day, some water heat load shifts to much later in the morning, with less load available for shedding at the time of system peak. Models of hourly end-use consumption were constructed to simulate the impact of conservation, land management, and fuel switching programs on electricity consumption. Javelin, a time-series simulating package for personal computers, was chosen for the hourly analysis. Both a base case and a program case were simulated. 15 figs., 7 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Constrained Variational Analysis of Sounding Data Based on Column-Integrated Budgets of Mass, Heat, Moisture, and Momentum: Approach and Application to ARM Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the purpose of deriving grid-scale vertical velocity and advective tendencies from sounding measurements, an objective scheme is developed to process atmospheric soundings of winds, temperature, and water vapor mixing ratio over a network of ...

M. H. Zhang; J. L. Lin

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

HIRS-AMTS Satellite Sounding System Test—Theoretical and Empirical Vertical Resolving Power  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Theoretical and empirical analyses of the vertical resolving power of the High resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) and the Advanced Moisture and Temperature Sounder (AMTS) is carried out. First, the infrared transmittance weighting ...

Owen E. Thompson

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

A Real-Time Weather System for Forestry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Forestry Weather Interpretations System (FWIS) has been pilot-tested in 12 southern states from Virginia to Texas for two years. Hourly surface observational data from airport locations, upper-air soundings, and Georgia forecast data, entered ...

James T. Paul

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Thermodynamic Properties of Mesoscale Convective Systems Observed during BAMEX  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dropsonde observations from the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex Experiment (BAMEX) are used to document the spatiotemporal variability of temperature, moisture, and wind within mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). Onion-type sounding ...

James Correia Jr.; Raymond W. Arritt

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Forecasting the Maintenance of Quasi-Linear Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of forecasting the maintenance of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) is investigated through an examination of observed proximity soundings. Furthermore, environmental variables that are statistically different between mature and ...

Michael C. Coniglio; Harold E. Brooks; Steven J. Weiss; Stephen F. Corfidi

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Use of an auditory signal in a rear-end collision warning system: effects on braking force and reaction time  

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This simulator experiment is a preliminary study examining the effects of different auditory signals on braking force and reaction time in a rear-end collision warning system. A driving simulator was built in which subjects operated a computer driving game. Superimposed on the game screen was the image of a car which appeared to the driver to be ahead of him/her. The image enlarged in size, appearing to be a car applying its brakes. The participant was instructed to react as he would in a real driving situation by applying his/her brakes. Closing velocities of 10 miles per hour and 30 miles per hour were used. Braking times and forces were measured for four different warning sounds: 1) no warning; 2) a pulsed warning sound that increased in repetition rate; 3) a sound that increased in frequency; and, 4) a sound that increased in intensity. Results suggested that an auditory warning signal would decrease reaction time and increase maximum braking force applied. The sound that increased in frequency and the sound that increased in intensity provided the greatest savings in reaction time, approximately one quarter second, when compared to the no warning condition. The pulsed warning sound provided the greatest increase in braking force. Participants preferred the pulsed sound over the other warning sounds. Further research must be done to determine if the warning sounds decrease the reaction time enough to cause a significant reduction in accidents.

Hopkins, Jennifer Susan

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

A Numerical Daily Air Quality Forecast System for The Pacific Northwest  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A real-time photochemical air quality forecast system has been implemented for the Puget Sound region to support public awareness of air quality issues. The Air Indicator Report for Public Access and Community Tracking (AIRPACT) forecast system ...

Joseph Vaughan; Brian Lamb; Chris Frei; Rob Wilson; Clint Bowman; Cristiana Figueroa-Kaminsky; Sally Otterson; Mike Boyer; Cliff Mass; Mark Albright; Jane Koenig; Alice Collingwood; Mike Gilroy; Naydene Maykut

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

An Analysis of the Environments of Intense Convective Systems in West Africa in 2003  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The local- and regional-scale environments associated with intense convective systems in West Africa during 2003 were diagnosed from soundings, operational analysis, and space-based datasets. Convective system cases were identified from the ...

Stephen D. Nicholls; Karen I. Mohr

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Determining the locus of a processing zone in an in situ oil shale retort by sound monitoring  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The locus of a processing zone advancing through a fragmented permeable mass of particles in an in situ oil shale retort in a subterranean formation containing oil shale is determined by monitoring for sound produced in the retort, preferably by monitoring for sound at at least two locations in a plane substantially normal to the direction of advancement of the processing zone. Monitoring can be effected by placing a sound transducer in a well extending through the formation adjacent the retort and/or in the fragmented mass such as in a well extending into the fragmented mass.

Elkington, W. Brice (Grand Junction, CO)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sound Project Management, Safe and Efficient Work Lead to Savings for More Recovery Act Cleanup  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Sound management practices and safe, efficient IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Sound management practices and safe, efficient work have led to cost savings and rapid progress in the Idaho site's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. The efficiencies have freed up $12 million for additional Cold War cleanup. That $12 million from the Recovery Act is being used to exhume targeted buried waste from a quarter-acre portion of a landfill called Pit 9 so it can be disposed permanently and safely. The additional cleanup, scheduled for completion in spring 2012, is part of the Idaho site's broader work to accelerate legacy waste removal in 5.69 acres of a disposal area, a cleanup project that protects the Snake River Plain Aquifer. Recovery Act workers with CH2M-WG Idaho, the Idaho site's main cleanup

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Radiation Dry Bias in the TWP-ICE Radiosonde Soundings Solar Zenith Angle Correction Factor  

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Radiation Dry Bias in the TWP-ICE Radiosonde Soundings Radiation Dry Bias in the TWP-ICE Radiosonde Soundings Solar Zenith Angle Correction Factor Figure 3: Ratio of MWR TCWV to radiosonde derived TCWV, and the solar zenith angle at the radiosonde launch time (black dots). The dry bias observed in sonde TCWV values is mainly attributable to a dry RH bias near the surface The red dots show the 1000 hPa RH correction factors suggested by Voemel et al for sondes launched near noon (10-30 degree solar zenith angle), and at night time (90 degree zenith angle). The green line shows a modified RH correction factor which is a function of the solar zenith angle. ● During the day-time, the TCWV bias is significantly smaller when the zenith angle correction is applied than when no correction, or only the Crad and Ccal corrections are applied.

342

Private Sector Saw Solyndra as a Sound Investment, Put $961 Million Behind  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Saw Solyndra as a Sound Investment, Put $961 Million Behind Saw Solyndra as a Sound Investment, Put $961 Million Behind the Promising Company Solyndra's great promise and innovative technologies were widely recognized and highly valued by a wide range of very sophisticated private investors. In its S-1 Form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2009, Solyndra detailed more than $961 million of private capital that investors had put on the line after conducting their own independent assessments of the company. The list is below: Affiliates of Artis Capital Management, L.P.: $44 million Affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (Fixed Income) LLC: $2.07 million Argonaut Ventures I, L.L.C.: $270.658 million CMEA Ventures VI, L.P.: $17.666 million CMEA Ventures VII, L.P.: $10 million

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MHK Projects/Long Island Sound Tidal Energy Project | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Long Island Sound Tidal Energy Project Long Island Sound Tidal Energy Project < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.1674,"lon":-72.218,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Sound waves and dynamics of superfluid Fermi gases in optical lattices  

SciTech Connect

The sound waves, the stability of Bloch waves, the Bloch oscillation, and the self-trapping phenomenon in interacting two-component Fermi gases throughout the BEC-BCS crossover in one-dimensional (1D), two-dimensional (2D), and three-dimensional (3D) optical lattices are discussed in detail. Within the hydrodynamical theory and by using the perturbative and tight-binding approximation, sound speed in both weak and tight 1D, 2D, 3D optical lattices, and the criteria for occurrences of instability of Bloch waves and self-trapping of Fermi gases along the whole BEC-BCS crossover in tight 1D, 2D, 3D optical lattices are obtained analytically. The results show that the sound speed, the criteria for occurrences of instability of Bloch waves and self-trapping, and the destruction of Bloch oscillation are modified dramatically by the lattice parameters (lattice dimension and lattice strength), the atom density or atom number, and the atom interaction.

Zhang Aixia; Xue Jukui [Physics and Electronics Engineering College, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070 (China)

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

345

On the significance of density-induced speed of sound variations on US-guided radiotherapy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To show the effect of speed of sound (SOS) aberration on ultrasound guided radiotherapy (US-gRT) as a function of implemented workflow. US systems assume that SOS is constant in human soft tissues (at a value of 1540 m/s), while its actual nonuniform distribution produces small but systematic errors of up to a few millimeters in the positions of scanned structures. When a coregistered computerized tomography (CT) scan is available, the US image can be corrected for SOS aberration. Typically, image guided radiotherapy workflows implementing US systems only provide a CT scan at the simulation (SIM) stage. If changes occur in geometry or density distribution between SIM and treatment (TX) stage, SOS aberration can change accordingly, with a final impact on the measured position of structures which is dependent on the workflow adopted. Methods: Four basic scenarios were considered of possible changes between SIM and TX: (1) No changes, (2) only patient position changes (rigid rotation-translation), (3) only US transducer position changes (constrained on patient's surface), and (4) patient tissues thickness changes. Different SOS aberrations may arise from the different scenarios, according to the specific US-gRT workflow used: intermodality (INTER) where TX US scans are compared to SIM CT scans; intramodality (INTRA) where TX US scans are compared to SIM US scans; and INTERc and INTRAc where all US images are corrected for SOS aberration (using density information provided by SIM CT). For an experimental proof of principle, the effect of tissues thickness change was simulated in the different workflows: a dual layered phantom was filled with layers of sunflower oil (SOS 1478 m/s), water (SOS 1482 m/s), and 20% saline solution (SOS 1700 m/s). The phantom was US scanned, the layer thicknesses were increased and the US scans were repeated. The errors resulting from the different workflows were compared. Results: Theoretical considerations show that workflows implementing SOS correction based on SIM-CT scan (INTERc, INTRAc) give null errors in all scenarios except when tissues thickness changes, where an error proportional to the degree of change in SOS maps between SIM and TX ({Delta}SOS) occurs. An uncorrected workflow such as INTER produces in all scenarios a pure SOS error, while uncorrected INTRA produces a null error for rotation-translation of the patient, a {Delta}SOS error for changing tissues thickness and an error proportional to the degree of SOS distribution change along the different lines of view when shifting the transducer. The dual layered phantom demonstrated experimentally that the effect of SOS change between SIM and TX is clinically nonrelevant, being less than the intrinsic resolution of imaging systems, even when a substantial change in thicknesses is applied, provided that a SIM-CT-based SOS aberration correction is applied. Noncorrected workflows produce errors up to 4 mm for INTER and to 3 mm for INTRA in the phantom test. Conclusions: A SOS correction is advantageous for all US-gRT workflows and clinical cases, where the effect of SOS change can be considered a second order effect.

Fontanarosa, Davide; Meer, Skadi van der; Verhaegen, Frank [Department of Radiation Oncology (MAASTRO), GROW - School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht 6201 BN (Netherlands); Department of Radiation Oncology (MAASTRO), GROW - School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht 6201 BN (Netherlands) and Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Department, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4 (Canada)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

346

Hurricane Debby—An Illustration of the Complementary Nature of VAS Soundings and Cloud and Water Vapor Motion Winds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The utility of VISSR Atmospheric Sounder (VAS) temperature and moisture soundings and cloud and water vapor motion winds in defining a storm and its surroundings at subsynoptic scales has been examined using a numerical analysis and prognosis ...

John F. Le Marshall; William L. Smith; Geary M. Callan

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

The Influence of Several Factors Controlling the Interactions between Prince William Sound, Alaska, and the Northern Gulf of Alaska  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interactions between the circulation of Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska, and that of the continental shelf region of the northern Gulf of Alaska are studied numerically. The focus is on the flow structure at Hinchinbrook Entrance (HE) and ...

Inkweon Bang; Christopher N. K. Mooers

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Nationwide Comparisons of Hail Size with WSR-88D Vertically Integrated Liquid Water and Derived Thermodynamic Sounding Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study tests hypothetical correspondences between size of severe hail, WSR-88D derived vertically integrated liquid water (VIL), and an array of thermodynamic variables derived from computationally modified sounding analyses. In addition, ...

Roger Edwards; Richard L. Thompson

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Evolution of the Subtropical Marine Boundary Layer: Comparison of Soundings over the Eastern Pacific from FIRE and HaRP  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mean time rates of change of temperature, total water mixing ratio and ozone along airflow trajectories in the lower troposphere over the eastern Pacific are inferred by comparing aircraft soundings from the First ISCCP Regional Experiment (...

I. R. Paluch; D. H. Lenschow; S. Siems; G. L. Kok; R. D. Schillawski; S. McKeen

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

An Evaluation of Alternatives to the Retrieval Methods Used in Processing FGGE Level II TIROS-N Soundings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Alternatives to the retrieval techniques applied by NESDIS operations to derive the FGGF Level IIa soundings are examined. A physical iterative retrieval technique is compared to the operational statistical method, and the influence of using ...

Thomas L. Koehler; Charles J. Seman; James P. Nelson III; Lyle H. Horn

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

A Reexamination of the Jordan Mean Tropical Sounding Based on Awareness of the Saharan Air Layer: Results from 2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Jordan mean tropical sounding has provided a benchmark for representing the climatology of the tropical North Atlantic and Caribbean Sea since 1958. However, recent studies of the Saharan air layer (SAL) have suggested that the tropical ...

Jason P. Dunion; Christopher S. Marron

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Sound strand design : designing mechanical joints to facilitate user interaction within a physical representation of digital music  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This project involved the mechanical design of a modular musical instrument, named the "Sound Strand." Intended to be attached end-to-end one onto another in order to produce a string of music, each module was constructed ...

Shen, Yan, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Satellite-Based Tropical Cyclone Intensity Estimation Using the NOAA-KLM Series Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Satellite-borne passive microwave radiometers, such as the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) on the NOAA polar-orbiting series, are well suited to monitor tropical cyclones (TCs) by virtue of their ability to assess changes in tropospheric ...

Kurt F. Brueske; Christopher S. Velden

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Forecasting Tornadic Thunderstorm Potential in Alberta Using Environmental Sounding Data. Part II: Helicity, Precipitable Water, and Storm Convergence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sounding parameters are examined to determine whether they can help distinguish between Alberta, Canada, severe thunderstorms that spawn significant tornadoes (F2–F4), weak tornadoes (F0–F1), or nontornadic severe storms producing large hail. ...

Max L. Dupilka; Gerhard W. Reuter

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Simulations of Historical and Future Trends in Snowfall and Groundwater Recharge for Basins Draining to Long Island Sound  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A regional watershed model was developed for watersheds contributing to Long Island Sound, including the Connecticut River basin. The study region covers approximately 40 900 km2, extending from a moderate coastal climate zone in the south to a ...

David M. Bjerklie; Thomas J. Trombley; Roland J. Viger

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Cortical networks representing object categories and high-level attributes of familiar real-world action sounds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In contrast to visual object processing, relatively little is known about how the human brain processes everyday real-world sounds, transforming highly complex acoustic signals into representations of meaningful events or auditory objects. We recently ...

James W. Lewis; William J. Talkington; Aina Puce; Lauren R. Engel; Chris Frum

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

A Fuzzy Logic Method for Lightning Prediction Using Thermodynamic and Kinematic Parameters from Radio Sounding Observations in South Korea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lightning is one of the most troubling weather phenomena for weather forecasters at space centers. In this study, proximity sounding and lightning data were used to evaluate the utility of thermodynamic and kinematic parameters for forecasting ...

Bongjae Kuk; Hongil Kim; Jongsung Ha; Hyokeun Lee; Gyuwon Lee

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

An Evaluation of Soundings, Analyses and Model Forecasts Derived from TIROS-N and NOAA-6 Satellite Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Evaluations of operational TIROS-N and NOAA-6 temperature soundings over North America are presented for an early January 1980 period one month after completion of the First GARP Global Experiment. In addition to collocated comparisons, synoptic ...

Thomas L. Koehler; John C. Derber; Brian D. Schmidt; Lyle H. Horn

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Mobile Sounding Observations of a Thunderstorm near the Dryline: The Gruver, Texas Storm Complex of 25 May 1987  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the afternoon of 25 May 1987, thunderstorms, some of which were tornadic and produced large hail, formed near a dryline in the Texas Panhandle. This note discusses a sounding released into the updraft of a developing cumulonimbus south of ...

Howard B. Bluestein; Eugene W. McCaul Jr.; Gregory P. Byrd; Gary R. Woodall; Greg Martin; Stephen Keighton; Lester C. Showell

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract Developing usable and robust mixed reality systems requires unique human–computer interaction techniques and customized hardware systems. The design of the hardware is directed by the requirements of the rich 3D interactions that can be performed using immersive mobile MR systems. Geometry modeling and capture, navigational annotations, visualizations, and training simulations are all enhanced using augmented computer graphics. We present the design guidelines that have led us through 10 years of evolving mobile outdoor MR hardware systems.

Benjamin Avery; Ross T. Smith; Wayne Piekarski; Bruce H. Thomas

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Prince William Sound disabled tanker towing study. Part 1. Evaluation of existing equipment, personnel and procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The study has been undertaken by the Glosten Associates, Inc., to evaluate the existing capability for emergency towing at Prince William Sound and to examine alternatives that could enhance the escort and assist capabilities for disabled tankers within the waterway from the Alyeska Oil Terminal at the Port of Valdez to the Gulf of Alaska outside Hinchinbrook Entrance. Part 1, reported herein, is an objective evaluation by an experienced salvage towing master of the existing tugs, emergency towing equipment, towing practices, and discussion of alternative tug types.

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1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Determination of volume fractions in two-phase flows from sound speed measurement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accurate measurement of the composition of oil-water emulsions within the process environment is a challenging problem in the oil industry. Ultrasonic techniques are promising because they are non-invasive and can penetrate optically opaque mixtures. This paper presents a method of determining the volume fractions of two immiscible fluids in a homogenized two-phase flow by measuring the speed of sound through the composite fluid along with the instantaneous temperature. Two separate algorithms are developed by representing the composite density as (i) a linear combination of the two densities, and (ii) a non-linear fractional formulation. Both methods lead to a quadratic equation with temperature dependent coefficients, the root of which yields the volume fraction. The densities and sound speeds are calibrated at various temperatures for each fluid component, and the fitted polynomial is used in the final algorithm. We present results when the new algorithm is applied to mixtures of crude oil and process water from two different oil fields, and a comparison of our results with a Coriolis meter; the difference between mean values is less than 1%. Analytical and numerical studies of sensitivity of the calculated volume fraction to temperature changes and calibration errors are also presented.

Chaudhuri, Anirban [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sinha, Dipen N. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Osterhoudt, Curtis F. [University of Alaska

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

363

Diagnosed Characteristics of Precipitation Systems over Taiwan during the May–June 1987 TAMEX  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Characteristics of Mei-Yu precipitating cloud systems over Taiwan during the May–June 1987 Taiwan Area Mesoscale Experiment (TAMEX) have been studied using sounding, surface precipitation, and radar data. Vertical motion has been computed over ...

Richard H. Johnson; James F. Bresch

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Mesoscale Downdraft Influences on Vertical Vorticity in a Mature Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The vorticity dynamics of a lower-tropospheric mesovortex within a mature mesoscale convective system (MCS) is investigated with observations from a special sounding network and with dual-Doppler radar measurements. The data show that the ...

Edward A. Brandes; Conrad L. Ziegler

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Horizontal Distribution of Electrical and Meteorological Conditions across the Stratiform Region of a Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Five soundings of the electric field and thermodynamic properties were made in a mesoscale convective system (MCS) that occurred in Oklahoma and Texas on 2–3 June 1991. Airborne Doppler radar data were obtained from three passes through the ...

Maribeth Stolzenburg; Thomas C. Marshall; W. David Rust; Bradley F. Smull

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Method and apparatus for ultrasonic doppler velocimetry using speed of sound and reflection mode pulsed wideband doppler  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

According to the present invention, a method and apparatus rely upon tomographic measurement of the speed of sound and fluid velocity in a pipe. The invention provides a more accurate profile of velocity within flow fields where the speed of sound varies within the cross-section of the pipe. This profile is obtained by reconstruction of the velocity profile from the local speed of sound measurement simultaneously with the flow velocity. The method of the present invention is real-time tomographic ultrasonic Doppler velocimetry utilizing a to plurality of ultrasonic transmission and reflection measurements along two orthogonal sets of parallel acoustic lines-of-sight. The fluid velocity profile and the acoustic velocity profile are determined by iteration between determining a fluid velocity profile and measuring local acoustic velocity until convergence is reached.

Shekarriz, Alireza (Kennewick, WA); Sheen, David M. (Richland, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

A Study of Atmospheric Deposition of Air Toxics to the Waters of Puget Sound  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Air pollutants can be deposited in many forms such as rain, snow, and gases. Urban centers are major sources of combustion-derived particulate matter, black carbon, and volatile organic carbon to the atmosphere. Expansion of urban centers in the 20th Century, especially in coastal areas, and their concomitant influence on land use, vehicular traffic, and industrial growth have been responsible for major outputs of combustion-derived hydrocarbon to the atmosphere and fallout of such carbon-rich particulate matter over the urban airsheds. This, in turn, has led to local health effects on human populations and a decrease in the quality of regional hydrological cycling. Due to continuous coastal development and increase in population in Puget Sound, Washington, it is vital to determine what the impacts of such growth have had on air and water quality and if greater needs in regulation are needed to curtail emissions. A bi-weekly deposition study of atmospheric particulate matter at seven sites around the Puget Sound (from urban to rural) have been performed for the purpose of developing appropriate regional and temporal estimates of contaminant fluxes to the surface of Puget Sound. The present study focuses on anhydrosugars, molecular markers of biomass combustion, in atmospheric particles to characterize the sources of combustion-derived materials. These are then compared to combustion-derived condensed hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations and their signature ratios. Sample series were extracted for anhydrosugars and analyzed via gas chromatography mass spectrometry. All stations showed temporal variability in fluxes of levoglucosan, a major biomass combustion anhydrosugar, over the four months studied (Aug-Nov, 2008), with values ranging close to two orders of magnitude (15-450 uGu/m2.day). Replicate sampling at different stations during the study period showed a good reproducibility (wood burning. Levoglucosan concentrations are not correlated to pyrogenic PAHs in all but one rural station suggesting a predominant biomass source of combustion at that site. A specific PAH ratio associated with biomass combustion (1,7 DMP/[1,7+2,6 DMP]) was positively correlated to levoglucosan at all stations confirming the usefulness of this ratio for tracing non fossil fuel sources of pyrogenic PAHs in natural environments.

Aguirre, Danielle

2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

368

Physical effects in rock under negative effective pressures: sound speeds and hydraulic diffusivity  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A method for creating negative effective pressure in the laboratory has been developed and longitudinal sound speed and gas diffusivity under these conditions have been measured. The pressure field is created inside an annulus of fluid injection holes in a cylindrical sample; fluid flows radially outward down the pore pressure gradient to the sample's exterior. Pore pressure is monitored through capillary probes and the pressure field is uniform inside the injection ring. With pore fluid pressures to 1.2 MPa, decreases in both acoustic velocity and amplitude in an unconfined sample of fine-grained granite are observed. The velocity decrease is about 1.5% per MPa while amplitude decreases by approximately 10% per MPa. By measuring pressure relaxation after stepwise pore pressure increases, increases in gas diffusivity of approximately a factor of three between 0 and -1 MPa effective pressure are determined.

Shankland, T.J.; Halleck, P.M.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

DOE/SC-ARM/TR-087 Merged Sounding Value-Added Product D Troyan  

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7 7 Merged Sounding Value-Added Product D Troyan March 2012 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the U.S. Government. Neither the United States nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. The views and

370

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS AT A RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY  

SciTech Connect

The use of hazardous waste disposal facilities permitted under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (''RCRA'') to dispose of low concentration and exempt radioactive materials is a cost-effective option for government and industry waste generators. The hazardous and PCB waste disposal facility operated by US Ecology Idaho, Inc. near Grand View, Idaho provides environmentally sound disposal services to both government and private industry waste generators. The Idaho facility is a major recipient of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FUSRAP program waste and received permit approval to receive an expanded range of radioactive materials in 2001. The site has disposed of more than 300,000 tons of radioactive materials from the federal government during the past five years. This paper presents the capabilities of the Grand View, Idaho hazardous waste facility to accept radioactive materials, site-specific acceptance criteria and performance assessment, radiological safety and environmental monitoring program information.

Romano, Stephen; Welling, Steven; Bell, Simon

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

371

Photoacoustically Measured Speeds of Sound of Liquid HBO2: On Unlocking the Fuel Potential of Boron  

SciTech Connect

Elucidation of geodynamic, geochemical, and shock induced processes is often limited by challenges to accurately determine molecular fluid equations of state (EOS). High pressure liquid state reactions of carbon species underlie physiochemical mechanisms such as differentiation of planetary interiors, deep carbon sequestration, propellant deflagration, and shock chemistry. Here we introduce a versatile photoacoustic technique developed to measure accurate and precise speeds of sound (SoS) of high pressure molecular fluids and fluid mixtures. SoS of an intermediate boron oxide, HBO{sub 2} are measured up to 0.5 GPa along the 277 C isotherm. A polarized Exponential-6 interatomic potential form, parameterized using our SoS data, enables EOS determinations and corresponding semi-empirical evaluations of > 2000 C thermodynamic states including energy release from bororganic formulations. Our thermochemical model propitiously predicts boronated hydrocarbon shock Hugoniot results.

Bastea, S; Crowhurst, J; Armstrong, M; ., N T

2010-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

372

Measurements of Turbulence at Two Tidal Energy Sites in Puget Sound, WA  

SciTech Connect

Field measurements of turbulence are pre- sented from two sites in Puget Sound, WA (USA) that are proposed for electrical power generation using tidal current turbines. Rapidly sampled data from multiple acoustic Doppler instruments are analyzed to obtain statistical mea- sures of fluctuations in both the magnitude and direction of the tidal currents. The resulting turbulence intensities (i.e., the turbulent velocity fluctuations normalized by the harmonic tidal currents) are typically 10% at the hub- heights (i.e., the relevant depth bin) of the proposed turbines. Length and time scales of the turbulence are also analyzed. Large-scale, anisotropic eddies dominate the energy spectra, which may be the result of proximity to headlands at each site. At small scales, an isotropic turbulent cascade is observed and used to estimate the dissipation rate of turbulent kinetic energy. Data quality and sampling parameters are discussed, with an emphasis on the removal of Doppler noise from turbulence statistics.

Thomson, Jim; Polagye, Brian; Durgesh, Vibhav; Richmond, Marshall C.

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

373

Conceptual Soundness, Metric Development, Benchmarking, and Targeting for PATH Subprogram Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to evaluate the conceptual soundness of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) program's revised goals and establish and apply a framework to identify and recommend metrics that are the most useful for measuring PATH's progress. This report provides an evaluative review of PATH's revised goals, outlines a structured method for identifying and selecting metrics, proposes metrics and benchmarks for a sampling of individual PATH programs, and discusses other metrics that potentially could be developed that may add value to the evaluation process. The framework and individual program metrics can be used for ongoing management improvement efforts and to inform broader program-level metrics for government reporting requirements.

Mosey. G.; Doris, E.; Coggeshall, C.; Antes, M.; Ruch, J.; Mortensen, J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Sound insulation in buildings: linking theory and University of Liverpool, School of Architecture, Abercromby Square, L69 7ZN Liverpool, UK  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sound insulation in buildings: linking theory and practice C. Hopkins University of Liverpool exist to predict sound and vibration transmission across some, but not all types of building element over the building acoustics frequency range. For this reason, laboratory measurements remain important

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

375

Mesoscale Thermohaline, Sound Velocity and Baroclinic Flow Structure of the Pacific Subtropical Front During the Winter of 1980  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The three-dimensional thermohaline. sound velocity and baroclinic flow structure of the. pacific sub-tropical front during January and February 1990 are discussed. The front is meander-like, with a wavelength of 180 km, a wave amplitude of 55 km, ...

Gunnar I. Roden

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Comments on “A Bias in the Midtropospheric Channel Warm Target Factor on the NOAA-9 Microwave Sounding Unit”  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Po-Chedley and Fu investigated the difference in the magnitude of global temperature trends generated from the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) for the midtroposphere (TMT, surface to about 75 hPa) between the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)...

John R. Christy; Roy W. Spencer

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Reply to “Comments on ‘A Bias in the Midtropospheric Channel Warm Target Factor on the NOAA-9 Microwave Sounding Unit’”  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main finding by Po-Chedley and Fu was that the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) microwave sounding unit (MSU) product has a bias in its NOAA-9 midtropospheric channel (TMT) warm target factor, which leads to a cold bias in the TMT ...

Stephen Po-Chedley; Qiang Fu

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Book Review Sound Propagation: An Impedance Based Approach. John Wiley & Sons, Asia (2010). 416 pp., $140.00 USD,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Book Review Sound Propagation: An Impedance Based Approach. John Wiley & Sons, Asia (2010). 416 pp., $140.00 USD, ISBN:10:0470825839 This book is based on the courses taught by Yang-Hann Kim at Korea retains the essential ingredients of a text book. The reader is well advised to read the preface first

Singh, Rajendra

379

Quality-Controlled Upper-Air Sounding Dataset for TiMREX/SoWMEX: Development and Corrections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the Terrain-Influenced Monsoon Rainfall Experiment (TiMREX), which coincided with Taiwan’s Southwesterly Monsoon Experiment—2008 (SoWMEX-08), the upper-air sounding network over the Taiwan region was enhanced by increasing the radiosonde (“...

Paul E. Ciesielski; Wen-Ming Chang; Shao-Chin Huang; Richard H. Johnson; Ben Jong-Dao Jou; Wen-Chau Lee; Po-Hsiung Lin; Ching-Hwang Liu; Junhong Wang

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Modeling the Interaction between Cumulus Convection and Linear Gravity Waves Using a Limited-Domain Cloud System–Resolving Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A limited-domain cloud system–resolving model (CSRM) is used to simulate the interaction between cumulus convection and two-dimensional linear gravity waves, a single horizontal wavenumber at a time. With a single horizontal wavenumber, soundings ...

Zhiming Kuang

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Comparison between the Large-Scale Environments of Moderate and Intense Precipitating Systems in the Mediterranean Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A characterization of the large-scale environment associated with precipitating systems in the Mediterranean region, based mainly on NOAA-16 Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) observations from 2001 to 2007, is presented. Channels 5, 7, and ...

Beatriz M. Funatsu; Chantal Claud; Jean-Pierre Chaboureau

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Control system for wind-powered generators  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In a system of wind-powered generators, a reliable yet inexpensive control system is desirable. Such a system would be completely automatic so it could be left unattended for long periods. It would respond to electrical representations of data such as bearing temperature, vibration, wind velocity, turbine velocity, torque, or any other pertinent data. It would respond by starting or stopping the turbine, controlling the loading, or sounding an alarm. A microprocessor-based controller capable of these functions is described.

Kroth, G.J.

1977-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

A road map for implementing systems engineering  

SciTech Connect

Studies by academia, industry, and government indicate that applying a sound systems engineering process to development programs is an important tool for preventing cost and schedule overruns and performance deficiencies. There is an enormous body of systems engineering knowledge. Where does one start? How can the principles of systems engineering be applied in the Sandia environment? This road map is intended to be an aid to answering these questions.

Dean, F.F. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). New Mexico Weapons Systems Engineering Center; Bentz, B.; Bahill, A.T. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

101-SY waste sample speed of sound/rheology testing for sonic probe program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

One problem faced in the clean-up operation at Hanford is that a number of radioactive waste storage tanks are experiencing a periodic buildup and release of potentially explosive gases. The best known example is Tank 241-SY-101 (commonly referred to as 101-SY) in which hydrogen gas periodically built up within the waste to the point that increased buoyancy caused a roll-over event, in which the gas was suddenly released in potentially explosive concentrations (if an ignition source were present). The sonic probe concept is to generate acoustic vibrations in the 101-SY tank waste at nominally 100 Hz, with sufficient amplitude to cause the controlled release of hydrogen bubbles trapped in the waste. The sonic probe may provide a potentially cost-effective alternative to large mixer pumps now used for hydrogen mitigation purposes. Two important parameters needed to determine sonic probe effectiveness and design are the speed of sound and yield stress of the tank waste. Tests to determine these parameters in a 240 ml sample of 101-SY waste (obtained near the tank bottom) were performed, and the results are reported.

Cannon, N.S.

1994-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

385

Extensible Prototyping for pragmatic engineering of knowledge-based systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Knowledge-based systems (KBSs) have been built and practically applied in various contexts for decades. Yet, they still challenge developers by their complexity: Apart from a sound knowledge base they likewise require comprehensive user interface (UI) ... Keywords: Agile development, Engineering knowledge-based systems, Evolutionary prototyping, Mixed fidelity prototyping, Participatory development, UI prototyping

Martina Freiberg; Albrecht Striffler; Frank Puppe

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

A Natural Deduction System for Intuitionistic Fuzzy Logic  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

unit interval [0, 1] as set of truth­values. We present a natural de­ duction system NIF for IF . NIF. Soundness, completeness and normal form theorems for NIF are pro­ vided. 1 Introduction Intuitionistic fuzzy Curie fellowship HPMF--CT--1999--00301 #12; In this paper we introduce a natural deduction system NIF

Ciabattoni, Agata

387

Underwater sounds recorded from migrating bowhead whales, B a l a e n a m y s t i c e t u s, in 1979  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bowhead whale sounds were recorded from sonobuoys in the course of conducting aerial surveys of the Beaufort Sea during spring and fall migrations in 1979. Sounds were recorded over 28 day (spring) and 12 day (fall) investigations. Most bowhead sounds in both spring and fall samples were low?frequency (below 800 Hz) moans of two classes: simple and complex. Repetitive moan sequences were found in the spring sample and are regarded as simple songs. No such repetitive sequences were found in fall recordings. High?frequency (to 4 kHz) trumpeting calls were recorded in the fall. No particular behavior

Donald K. Ljungblad; Paul O. Thompson; Sue E. Moore

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

The Cosmic-Ray antiproton flux between 3 and 49 GeV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on a new measurement of the cosmic ray antiproton spectrum. The data were collected by the balloon-borne experiment CAPRICE98 which was flown on 28-29 May 1998 from Fort Sumner, New Mexico, USA. The experiment used the NMSU-WIZARD/CAPRICE98 balloon-borne magnet spectrometer equipped with a gas Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detector, a time-of-flight system, a tracking device consisting of drift chambers and a superconducting magnet and a silicon-tungsten calorimeter. The RICH detector was the first ever flown capable of mass-resolving charge-one particles at energies above 5 GeV. A total of 31 antiprotons with rigidities between 4 and 50 GV at the spectrometer were identified with small backgrounds from other particles. The absolute antiproton energy spectrum was determined in the kinetic energy region at the top of the atmosphere between 3.2 and 49.1 GeV. We found that the observed antiproton spectrum and the antiproton-to-proton ratio are consistent with a pure secondary origin. However, a primary component may not be excluded.

WiZard/CAPRICE Collaboration

2001-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

389

ENERGY CONSERVATION AND GRAVITY WAVES IN SOUND-PROOF TREATMENTS OF STELLAR INTERIORS. PART I. ANELASTIC APPROXIMATIONS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Typical flows in stellar interiors are much slower than the speed of sound. To follow the slow evolution of subsonic motions, various sound-proof equations are in wide use, particularly in stellar astrophysical fluid dynamics. These low-Mach number equations include the anelastic equations. Generally, these equations are valid in nearly adiabatically stratified regions like stellar convection zones, but may not be valid in the sub-adiabatic, stably stratified stellar radiative interiors. Understanding the coupling between the convection zone and the radiative interior is a problem of crucial interest and may have strong implications for solar and stellar dynamo theories as the interface between the two, called the tachocline in the Sun, plays a crucial role in many solar dynamo theories. Here, we study the properties of gravity waves in stably stratified atmospheres. In particular, we explore how gravity waves are handled in various sound-proof equations. We find that some anelastic treatments fail to conserve energy in stably stratified atmospheres, instead conserving pseudo-energies that depend on the stratification, and we demonstrate this numerically. One anelastic equation set does conserve energy in all atmospheres and we provide recommendations for converting low-Mach number anelastic codes to this set of equations.

Brown, Benjamin P.; Zweibel, Ellen G. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1582 (United States); Vasil, Geoffrey M., E-mail: bpbrown@astro.wisc.edu [Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H8 (Canada)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

390

Biological Sampling and Analysis in Sinclair and Dyes Inlets, Washington: Chemical Analyses for 2007 Puget Sound Biota Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Evaluating spatial and temporal trends in contaminant residues in Puget Sound fish and macroinvertebrates are the objectives of the Puget Sound Ambient Monitoring Program (PSAMP). In a cooperative effort between the ENVironmental inVESTment group (ENVVEST) and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, additional biota samples were collected during the 2007 PSAMP biota survey and analyzed for chemical residues and stable isotopes of carbon (?13C) and nitrogen (?15N). Approximately three specimens of each species collected from Sinclair Inlet, Georgia Basin, and reference locations in Puget Sound were selected for whole body chemical analysis. The muscle tissue of specimens selected for chemical analyses were also analyzed for ?13C and ?15N to provide information on relative trophic level and food sources. This data report summarizes the chemical residues for the 2007 PSAMP fish and macro-invertebrate samples. In addition, six Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias) samples were necropsied to evaluate chemical residue of various parts of the fish (digestive tract, liver, embryo, muscle tissue), as well as, a weight proportional whole body composite (WBWC). Whole organisms were homogenized and analyzed for silver, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, nickel, lead, zinc, mercury, 19 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners, PCB homologues, percent moisture, percent lipids, ?13C, and ?15N.

Brandenberger, Jill M.; Suslick, Carolynn R.; Johnston, Robert K.

2008-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

391

Phased Array Ultrasonic Sound Field Mapping through Large-Bore Coarse Grained Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel (CASS) Components  

SciTech Connect

A sound field beam mapping exercise was conducted to assist in understanding the effects of coarse-grained microstructures found in cast austenitic stainless steel (CASS) materials on acoustic longitudinal wave propagation. Ultrasonic laboratory measurements were made on three specimens representing four different grain structures. Phased array (PA) probes were fixed on each specimen surface and excited in the longitudinal mode at specific angles while a point receiver was scanned in a raster pattern over the end of the specimen, generating a transmitted sound field image. Three probes operating at nominal frequencies of 0.5, 0.8, and 1.0 MHz were used. A 6.4 mm (0.25-in.) thick slice was removed from the specimen end and beam mapping was repeated three times, yielding four full sets of beam images. Data were collected both with a constant part path for each configuration (probe, specimen and slice, angle, etc.) and with a variable part path (fixed position on the surface). The base specimens and slices were then polished and etched to reveal measureable grain microstructures that were compared to the sound field interactions and scattering effects seen in the collected data.

Crawford, Susan L.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Prowant, Matthew S.; Coble, Jamie B.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Anderson, Michael T.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Comparison of Column Water Vapor Measurements Using Downward-looking Near-Infrared and Infrared Imaging Systems and Upward-looking Microwave Radiometers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Remote soundings of precipitable water vapor from three systems are compared with each other and with ground truth from radiosondes. Ancillary data from a mesoscale network of surface observing stations and from wind-profiling radars are also ...

Bo-Cai Gao; Alexander F. H. Goetz; Ed R. Westwater; B. Boba Stankov; D. Birkenheuer

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Comparison of Local and Nonlocal Observation Operators for the Assimilation of GPS RO Data with the NCEP GSI System: An OSSE Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, an Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) is performed to evaluate the performance of a nonlocal excess phase operator and a local refractivity operator for a GPS radio occultation (RO) sounding that passes through the eye ...

Zaizhong Ma; Ying-Hwa Kuo; Bin Wang; Wan-Shu Wu; Sergey Sokolovskiy

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Warm Core Structures in Organized Cloud Clusters Developing or Not Developing into Tropical Storms Observed by the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The temperature profiles of organized cloud clusters developing or not developing (nondeveloping) into tropical storms (TSs; maximum surface wind >34 kt) over the western North Pacific in 2004 were investigated using Advanced Microwave Sounding ...

Kotaro Bessho; Tetsuo Nakazawa; Shuji Nishimura; Koji Kato

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Diurnal Land–Sea Rainfall Peak Migration over Sumatera Island, Indonesian Maritime Continent, Observed by TRMM Satellite and Intensive Rawinsonde Soundings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The diurnal cycle of rainfall and its regional variation over Sumatera Island, Indonesian Maritime Continent, are examined using Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite precipitation radar (PR) and intensive rawinsonde sounding data. ...

Shuichi Mori; Hamada Jun-Ichi; Yudi Iman Tauhid; Manabu D. Yamanaka; Noriko Okamoto; Fumie Murata; Namiko Sakurai; Hiroyuki Hashiguchi; Tien Sribimawati

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

INTERCOMPARISON OF WATER VAPOR CALIBRATION CONSTANTS DERIVED FROM IN-SITU AND DISTANT SOUNDINGS FOR A RAMAN-LIDAR OPERATING IN THE AMAZON  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

INTERCOMPARISON OF WATER VAPOR CALIBRATION CONSTANTS DERIVED FROM IN-SITU AND DISTANT SOUNDINGS such measurements on tropical regions. Indeed, there were important field campaigns in the Amazon that explored some

Barbosa, Henrique

397

Use of a Maximum Entropy Method as a Regularization Technique during the Retrieval of Trace Gas Profiles from Limb Sounding Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The retrieval of trace gas profiles from radiance measurements of limb sounding instruments represents an inverse problem: vertical profiles of mixing ratios have to be extracted from sequences of horizontally measured radiances recorded by a ...

J. Steinwagner; G. Schwarz; S. Hilgers

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Failure Root Cause of PCI Suspect Fuel Rods from Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt (KKL) Reactor: Part 2: PIE of Failed and Sibling Sound Rods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Researchers can best determine in-reactor fuel behavior by performing detailed post irradiation examinations (PIE) of carefully selected fuel rods. By applying PIE techniques to failed and sibling sound rods, they can often determine the failure mechanism or root cause. Similarly, they can obtain critical performance-limiting data by PIE of sound high burn-up fuel rods. The investigations and results detailed in this report achieve both of these goals.

2000-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

399

The auditory system of the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) : a potential fatty sound reception pathway in a mysticete cetacean  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Despite widespread concerns about the effects of anthropogenic noise on baleen whales (suborder Mysticeti), we lack basic information about their auditory physiology for comprehensive risk assessments. Hearing ranges and ...

Yamato, Maya

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

{lambda}{alpha}DM: Observational constraints on unified dark matter with constant speed of sound  

SciTech Connect

We consider the hypothesis that dark energy and dark matter are the two faces of a single dark component, a unified dark matter (UDM) that we assume can be modeled by the affine equation of state (EoS) P=p{sub 0}+{alpha}{rho}, resulting in an effective cosmological constant {rho}{sub {lambda}}=-p{sub 0}/(1+{alpha}). The affine EoS arises from the simple assumption that the speed of sound is constant; it may be seen as an approximation to an unknown barotropic EoS P=P({rho}), and may as well represent the tracking solution for the dynamics of a scalar field with appropriate potential. Furthermore, in principle the affine EoS allows the UDM to be phantom. We constrain the parameters of the model, {alpha} and {omega}{sub {lambda}}, using data from a suite of different cosmological observations, and perform a comparison with the standard {lambda}CDM model, containing both cold dark matter and a cosmological constant. First considering a flat cosmology, we find that the UDM model with affine EoS fits the joint observations very well, better than {lambda}CDM, with best-fit values {alpha}=0.01{+-}0.02 and {omega}{sub {lambda}}=0.70{+-}0.04 (95% confidence intervals). The standard model (best-fit {omega}{sub {lambda}}=0.71{+-}0.04), having one less parameter, is preferred by a Bayesian model comparison. However, the affine EoS is at least as good as the standard model if a flat curvature is not assumed as a prior for {lambda}CDM. For the latter, the best-fit values are {omega}{sub K}=-0.02{sub -0.02}{sup +0.01} and {omega}{sub {lambda}}=0.71{+-}0.04, i.e. a closed model is preferred. A phantom UDM with affine EoS is ruled out well beyond 3{sigma}.

Balbi, Amedeo [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma 'Tor Vergata', via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome (Italy); INFN Sezione di Roma 'Tor Vergata', via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome (Italy); Bruni, Marco [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma 'Tor Vergata', via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome (Italy); INFN Sezione di Roma 'Tor Vergata', via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome (Italy); Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Mercantile House, Portsmouth PO1 2EG (United Kingdom); Quercellini, Claudia [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma 'Tor Vergata', via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome (Italy)

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Quantum-"classical" correspondence in a nonadiabatic-transition system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A nonadiabatic-transition system which exhibits ``quantum chaotic'' behavior [Phys. Rev. E {\\bf 63}, 066221 (2001)] is investigated from quasi-classical aspects. Since such a system does not have a naive classical limit, we take the mapping approach by Stock and Thoss [Phys. Rev. Lett. {\\bf 78}, 578 (1997)] to represent the quasi-classical dynamics of the system. We numerically show that there is a sound correspondence between the quantum chaos and classical chaos for the system.

Fujisaki, H

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Quantum-"classical" correspondence in a nonadiabatic-transition system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A nonadiabatic-transition system which exhibits ``quantum chaotic'' behavior [Phys. Rev. E {\\bf 63}, 066221 (2001)] is investigated from quasi-classical aspects. Since such a system does not have a naive classical limit, we take the mapping approach by Stock and Thoss [Phys. Rev. Lett. {\\bf 78}, 578 (1997)] to represent the quasi-classical dynamics of the system. We numerically show that there is a sound correspondence between the quantum chaos and classical chaos for the system.

Hiroshi Fujisaki

2004-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

403

Mesoscale Analysis by Numerical Modeling Coupled with Sounding Retrieval from Satellites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development and evaluation of a system for time-continuous mesoscale analysis is presented, with a focus on retrieving water vapor concentrations and ground surface temperatures from VISSR Atmospheric Sounder (VAS) data. The analysis system ...

Alan E. Lipton; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

An expert system for window glazing design  

SciTech Connect

An integrated expert system was developed to facilitate the design of window glass for structural strength, hydrostatic loads, sound attenuation, and solar control. The integrated software consists of a text-based interface, a rule-based expert system, and two neural networks. The text of a glazing design guide is linked by related topics and concepts. The software's design feature lets the user enter design parameters for the window choice via an interactive consultation in to a rule-based expert system that critiques the design. The technical aspects of the glass's structural strength are based primarily on linear methods published by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Statistical correlations for the new nonlinear failure prediction for glass strength are used to automatically design for the minimum glass thickness required to withstand a specified load. Neural networks estimate values for sound attenuation and solar transmission characteristics from laboratory test data on selected glass constructions.

Foss, R.V. (E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co., Parkersburg, WV (US)); Droste, D.H.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Hot Cell Examination of Broken GE14 Spacer Grid and Sound Fuel Rod Irradiated in Forsmark-3 BWR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF)-designed GE14 fuel rod8212operated to approximately 40 GWd/MTU bundle average exposure in the Forsmark-3 boiling water reactor (BWR) in Osthammar, Sweden8212was examined at the Studsvik Nuclear hot cell laboratory in Nykping, Sweden. During re-channeling and rod retrieval, it was found that the first spacer grid was broken in the same bundle. Along with the one sound GE14 fuel rod, the broken spacer grid piece was sent to the Studsvik facility for examination. This report prov...

2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

406

A globally convergent algorithm for the frequency sounding and Slichter-Langer-Tikhonov problem of electrical prospecting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The paper presents a globally convergent algorithm for solving coefficient inverse problems. Being rooted in the globally convergent numerical method (SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 31, No.1 (2008), pp. 478-509) for solving multidimensional coefficient inverse problems, it has two distinctive features: the new iterative and refinement procedures. These novelties enhance, sometimes significantly, both the spatial and contrast resolutions. The computational effectiveness of the proposed technique is demonstrated in numerical experiments with two applied coefficient inverse problems: electromagnetic or acoustic frequency sounding and electrical prospecting of layered media. The Slichter-Langer-Tikhonov formulation is exploited as a mathematical model of the latter.

Michael V. Klibanov; Alexandre Timonov

2013-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

407

An Observing System Experiment with the West Coast Picket Fence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analyses and forecasts from a modern data assimilation and modeling system are used to evaluate the impact of a special rawinsonde dataset of 3-h soundings at seven sites interspersed with the seven regular sites along the West Coast (to form a ...

Paul A. Hirschberg; Perry C. Shafran; Russell L. Elsberry; Elizabeth A. Ritchie

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

An Ocean Observing and Prediction Experiment in Prince William Sound, Alaska  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The observing and forecasting conditions of coastal oceans in Alaska is technically challenging because of the mountainous terrain, the notoriously stormy seas, and a complex hydrological system of freshwater from rivers and glaciers. The Alaska Ocean ...

G. Carl Schoch; Yi Chao; Francois Colas; John Farrara; Molly McCammon; Peter Olsson; Gaurav Singhal

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

The NPOESS Airborne Sounding Testbed Interferometer—Remotely Sensed Surface and Atmospheric Conditions during CLAMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the Chesapeake Lighthouse and Aircraft Measurements for Satellites (CLAMS), the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Airborne Sounder Testbed-Interferometer (NAST-I), flying aboard the high-altitude ...

W. L. Smith Sr.; D. K. Zhou; A. M. Larar; S. A. Mango; H. B. Howell; R. O. Knuteson; H. E. Revercomb; W. L. Smith Jr.

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

The Development of an Airborne Infrared Interferometer for Meteorological Sounding Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The United Kingdom Meteorological Office (UKMO) has developed an airborne interferometer to act as a simulator for future satellite-based infrared meteorological sounders. The Airborne Research Interferometer Evaluation System (ARIES) consists of ...

S. H. S. Wilson; N. C. Atkinson; J. A. Smith

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

A Bias in the Midtropospheric Channel Warm Target Factor on the NOAA-9 Microwave Sounding Unit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH), Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have constructed long-term temperature records for deep atmospheric layers using satellite Microwave ...

Stephen Po-Chedley; Qiang Fu

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

APDS: Autonomous Pathogen Detection System  

SciTech Connect

An early warning system to counter bioterrorism, the Autonomous Pathogen Detection System (APDS) continuously monitors the environment for the presence of biological pathogens (e.g., anthrax) and once detected, it sounds an alarm much like a smoke detector warns of a fire. Long before September 11, 2001, this system was being developed to protect domestic venues and events including performing arts centers, mass transit systems, major sporting and entertainment events, and other high profile situations in which the public is at risk of becoming a target of bioterrorist attacks. Customizing off-the-shelf components and developing new components, a multidisciplinary team developed APDS, a stand-alone system for rapid, continuous monitoring of multiple airborne biological threat agents in the environment. The completely automated APDS samples the air, prepares fluid samples in-line, and performs two orthogonal tests: immunoassay and nucleic acid detection. When compared to competing technologies, APDS is unprecedented in terms of flexibility and system performance.

Langlois, R G; Brown, S; Burris, L; Colston, B; Jones, L; Makarewicz, T; Mariella, R; Masquelier, D; McBride, M; Milanovich, F; Masarabadi, S; Venkateswaran, K; Marshall, G; Olson, D; Wolcott, D

2002-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

413

Development and Integration of CRAFT in Distributed Energy Management system Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CRAFT (Customer Restoration and Fault Testing), an on-line expert system, is currently operating in the control center at Puget Sound Power & Light Company. CRAFT is tightly integrated with the energy management system (EMS) and appears as an EMS application to the dispatchers.

1997-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

414

Knowledge-basedInference Methodsfor Modeling Technical Systems Gerd Kamp and Bernd Neumann  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, especially for the language ALCF which we have chosen for our system (for a description of ALCF see [6]). 1 resulting concept languageALCF(D) is still decidable. Hence, there exist sound and completeal- gorithms for the above inference services in ALCF(D). To our knowledge,TAXONis the only description logic system

Hamburg,.Universität

415

A high resolution geophysical investigation of spatial sedimentary processes in a paraglacial turbid outwash fjord: Simpson Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Simpson Bay is a turbid, outwash fjord located in northeastern Prince William Sound, Alaska. A high ratio of watershead:basin surface area combined with high precipitation and an easily erodable catchment create high sediment inputs. Fresh water from heavy precipitation and meltwater from high alpine glaciers enter Simpson Bay through bay head rivers and small shoreline creeks that drain the catchment. Side scan sonar, seismic profiling, and high resolution bathymetry were used to investigate the record of modern sedimentary processes. Four bottom types and two seismic faces were described to delineate the distribution of sediment types and sedimentary processes in Simpson Bay. Sonar images showed areas of high backscatter (coarse grain sediment, bedrock outcrops and shorelines) in shallow areas and areas of low backscatter (estuarine mud) in deeper areas. Seismic profiles showed that high backscatter areas reflected emergent glacial surfaces while low backscatter areas indicated modern estuarine mud deposition. The data show terminal morainal bank systems and grounding line deposits at the mouth of the bay and rocky promontories, relict medial moraines, that extend as terrestrial features through the subtidal and into deeper waters. Tidal currents and mass wasting are the major influences on sediment distribution. Hydrographic data showed high spatial variability in surface and bottom currents throughout the bay. Bottom currents are tide dominated, and are generally weak (5-20 cm s-1) in the open water portions of the bay while faster currents are found associated with shorelines, outcrops, and restrictive sills. Tidal currents alone are not enough to cause the lack of estuarine mud deposition in shallow areas. Bathymetric data showed steep slopes throughout the bay suggesting sediment gravity flows. Central Alaska is a seismically active area, and earthquakes are most likely the triggering mechanism of the gravity flows.

Noll, Christian John, IV

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Cost effectiveness of park-and-ride lots in the Puget Sound region area. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A cost-effectiveness evaluation and a cost-benefit analysis was performed on a park-and-ride system consisting of 26 park-and-ride lots in the Seattle metropolitan area. Costs and benefits of the system were examined with respect to the user, the community at large, and the public agencies responsible for providing for the community's transportation needs. Using survey and other data as input, a model was developed to calculate the total incurred trip costs of both the park-and-ride trip and the corresponding trip not involving the park-and-ride lot. General results indicated that the park-and-ride system in the Seattle area is cost effective.

Rutherford, G.S.; Wellander, C.A.

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Photoacoustically Measured Speeds of Sound and the Equation of State of HBO2: On Understanding Detonation with Boron Fuel  

SciTech Connect

Elucidation of geodynamic, geochemical, and shock induced processes is limited by challenges to accurately determine molecular fluid equations of state (EOS). High pressure liquid state reactions of carbon species underlie physiochemical mechanisms such as differentiation of planetary interiors, deep carbon sequestration, propellant deflagration, and shock chemistry. In this proceedings paper we introduce a versatile photoacoustic technique developed to measure accurate and precise speeds of sound (SoS) of high pressure molecular fluids and fluid mixtures. SoS of an intermediate boron oxide, HBO{sub 2} are measured up to 0.5 GPa along the 277 C isotherm. A polarized exponential-6 interatomic potential form, parameterized using our SoS data, enables EOS determinations and corresponding semi-empirical evaluations of >2000 C thermodynamic states including energy release from bororganic formulations. Our thermochemical model propitiously predicts boronated hydrocarbon shock Hugoniot results.

Zaug, J M; Bastea, S; Crowhurst, J; Armstrong, M; Fried, L; Teslich, N

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

418

Diurnal Winds in the Himalayan Kali Gandaki Valley. Part III: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Soundings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 1998 a field campaign has been conducted in the north–south-oriented Kali Gandaki valley in Nepal to explore the structure of its extreme valley wind system. Piloted ballon (pibal) observations were made to map the strong upvalley winds as ...

Joseph Egger; Sapta Bajrachaya; Richard Heinrich; Philip Kolb; Stephan Lämmlein; Mario Mech; Joachim Reuder; Wolfgang Schäper; Pancha Shakya; Jan Schween; Hilbert Wendt

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

SMES benefit analysis using a product cost model for Puget Sound applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) is an emerging technology that is expected to provide a means of storing electrical energy for use during peak demand periods. Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) has estimated benefits and costs associated with the use of SMES technology and has provided insight into the overall future potential of SMES in the service area of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and on systems that connect and exchange power with BPA.

Dagle, J.E.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

CHP Supported with Energy Efficiency Measures -- A Winning and Environmentally Sound Solution in Finland  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

"In the European Union Energy Programmes, one of the most significant measures in reducing carbon dioxides and other emissions is to build additional CHP technology. This will be implemented with measures to raise the energy efficiency. CHP technology is exceptionally widely used in Finland. At industrial sites, it accounts for more than in any other country in Europe. Owing to limited possibilities to build additional CHP, the focus in Finland is already shifting to other measures that add to energy efficiency. The energy intensive forest industry accounts for about 60% of the industrial energy use in Finland. The CHP plants form the basis for the industry's energy system. The agreement closed between industry and the Government obliges the forest companies to have energy analyses prepared The Government also supports projects that have increased energy efficiency as target. The industry has agreed amongst themselves during 1998 on the game rules that govern the enhancing of the energy efficiency at their pulp and paper mills. Through its solid mastering of the entire energy chain, Fortum -one of the leading Nordic energy companies, is focusing on the development of products and processes with strong environmental characteristics. Apart from actively implementing CHP projects around the Baltic region, the company is also strongly supporting the forest industry companies in their attempts to develop techniques aiming at enhancing energy efficiency at their mill units. The computer modeling know-how that over ten past years has been developed in the power plant environment provides the foundation for Fortum's energy analyses. This combined with customers know-how of energy and processes, creates an exceptionally efficient operation to enhance energy efficiency of pulp and paper mill units. "

Hannunkari, E.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Diagnosis of the Low-Level Jet using a sounding analysis scheme and the ETA model, a case study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The LLJ transports moisture northward from the Gulf of Mexico into the Great Plains. Proper detection of the LLJ is important in aviation and forecasting. Standard atmospheric charts are usually insufficient in properly depicting the structure and intensity of the LLJ. This limitation arises because the LLJ climbs in altitude as it flows northward. A sounding analysis scheme is presented as an alternative to currently existing LLJ detection methods. The intensity and aerial coverage of the LLJ were studied using this analysis scheme during a case study from May 1995. The data set used consisted of 80-km Eta model output. When compared to other methods, the developed analysis scheme showed more LLJ detail and structure. The LLJ appeared with multiple cores as opposed to one long and continuous core, as typically depicted at the 850-mb level. This fits in with current research that shows the existence of multiple LLJ cores caused by different factors, such as synoptic influences, orography, and a strong low-level pressure gradient. The method developed in this research is proposed as an alternate method for LLJ detection.

Wigginton, Scott Barrett

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Use of Sound for Fish Protection at Power Facilities : A Historical Perspective of the State of the Art : Phase 1 Final Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the current state of the knowledge of fish hearing, i.e., what is known about fish response to sound, and provides a starting place for investigation into the use of sonic behavior modification to help solve pressing problems in the maintenance and recovery of anadromous and resident fish stocks of the Columbia River Basin. The challenge for scientists and engineers is to understand (1) how and what fish hear, and (2) how to use this knowledge to influence fish behavior or to factor fish sensory systems and behavior into the design of fish protection devices at power-production and water-control facilities. The sections that follow are a studied response to this challenge. In many respects, the search for effective and economical ways to modify fish behavior without physical intervention is one of the grails of fish management, particularly (although not exclusively), relative to electric power production. Within the Columbia River Basin and elsewhere, water is put to many uses not conducive to the health of indigenous fish. Irrigation, impoundment, and hydropower production frequently modify the riverine environment to the detriment of indigenous stocks while creating productive environments for competing or predatory species. The mechanisms of impact are numerous. Water project managers, when faced with the need to reduce impacts of their operations on fish health, generally attempt to divert fish from high-risk to lower-risk regions or manage the environment in such a way as to increase the survival prospects of impacted species. Almost without exception, risk reduction is accomplished by using physical barriers of one form or another. Unfortunately, physical barriers at water projects have several drawbacks, e.g., reducing available water flow for energy production and incurring high maintenance costs. In addition, recent studies (Sale et al. 1991) have documented that once these barriers are installed, they are rarely evaluated for effectiveness relative to design goals and/or regulatory mandates, and even less rarely monitored throughout the life of their use. All in all, there is interest--if not enthusiasm--across the spectrum, from project owners to regulators, in finding alternatives to physical barriers such that risks to fish health can be reduced during their encounter with water-control facilities.

Carlson, Thomas J.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Hardware-in-the-loop testing of wireless systems in realistic environments.  

SciTech Connect

This document describes an approach for testing of wireless systems in realistic environments that include intentional as well as unintentional radio frequency interference. In the approach, signal generators along with radio channel simulators are used to carry out hardware-in-the-loop testing. The channel parameters are obtained independently via channel sounding measurements and/or EM simulations.

Burkholder, R. J. (Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory); Mariano, Robert J.; Gupta, I. J. (Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory); Schniter, P. (Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory)

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

A Preliminary Exploration of the Gulf Stream System with SOFAR Floats  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

SOFAR (sound fixing and ranging) floats deployed for engineering tests during 1977–79 yield the first long-term quasi-Lagrangian observations in the subsurface Gulf Stream System. The character of these float tracks supports the premise that the ...

William J. Schmitz; Jr.James F. Price; Philip L. Richardson; W. Brechner Owens; Douglas C. Webb; Robert E. Cheney; H. Thomas Rossby

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

A low-cost 3 projector display system for pain reduction and improved patient recovery times  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Medical procedures are often associated with discomfort, pain and anxiety. Previous studies have shown that one way to reduce pain during treatment is to watch nature scenes and listen to nature sounds or escape into immersive virtual environments. This ... Keywords: head-mounted displays, immersive virtual environments, low-cost 3 projector display system, pain reduction, restorative virtual environments

Eric Fassbender; Paulo de Souza

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Operational Systems for Observing the Lower Atmosphere: Importance of Data Sampling and Archival Procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A brief field project was conducted during July 1988 to assess the potential for Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD), 404-MHz radar wind profilers, and digital sounding systems to monitor the low-level wind field during clear-air conditions. ...

David J. Stensrud; Michael H. Jain; Kenneth W. Howard; Robert A. Maddox

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Microsoft Word - HQ ISM System Description Final  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

NA-1 SD 450.4-1 NA-1 SD 450.4-1 Approved: 10-23-07 National Nuclear Security Administration Headquarters Integrated Safety Management System Description This NNSA Headquarters Integrated Safety Management System Description describes the NNSA Headquarters role in establishing expectations and accomplishing work in a safe and environmentally sound manner to successfully execute the NNSA mission and strategic goals. NNSA senior managers strongly support and are personally committed to implementation of the policy and principles of Integrated Safety Management. Approved: &? .> ,& o & k Thomas P. D7Ago, tino Administrator h Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .............................................................................................................

428

Process control system using polarizing interferometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for nondestructively measuring an object and controlling industrial processes in response to the measurement is disclosed in which an impulse laser generates a plurality of sound waves over timed increments in an object. A polarizing interferometer is used to measure surface movement of the object caused by the sound waves and sensed by phase shifts in the signal beam. A photon multiplier senses the phase shift and develops an electrical signal. A signal conditioning arrangement modifies the electrical signals to generate an average signal correlated to the sound waves which in turn is correlated to a physical or metallurgical property of the object, such as temperature, which property may then be used to control the process. External, random vibrations of the workpiece are utilized to develop discernible signals which can be sensed in the interferometer by only one photon multiplier. In addition the interferometer includes an arrangement for optimizing its sensitivity so that movement attributed to various waves can be detected in opaque objects. The interferometer also includes a mechanism for sensing objects with rough surfaces which produce speckle light patterns. Finally the interferometer per se, with the addition of a second photon multiplier is capable of accurately recording beam length distance differences with only one reading. 38 figures.

Schultz, T.J.; Kotidis, P.A.; Woodroffe, J.A.; Rostler, P.S.

1994-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

429

Process control system using polarizing interferometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for non-destructively measuring an object and controlling industrial processes in response to the measurement is disclosed in which an impulse laser generates a plurality of sound waves over timed increments in an object. A polarizing interferometer is used to measure surface movement of the object caused by the sound waves and sensed by phase shifts in the signal beam. A photon multiplier senses the phase shift and develops an electrical signal. A signal conditioning arrangement modifies the electrical signals to generate an average signal correlated to the sound waves which in turn is correlated to a physical or metallurgical property of the object, such as temperature, which property may then be used to control the process. External, random vibrations of the workpiece are utilized to develop discernible signals which can be sensed in the interferometer by only one photon multiplier. In addition the interferometer includes an arrangement for optimizing its sensitivity so that movement attributed to various waves can be detected in opaque objects. The interferometer also includes a mechanism for sensing objects with rough surfaces which produce speckle light patterns. Finally the interferometer per se, with the addition of a second photon multiplier is capable of accurately recording beam length distance differences with only one reading.

Schultz, Thomas J. (Maumee, OH); Kotidis, Petros A. (Waban, MA); Woodroffe, Jaime A. (North Reading, MA); Rostler, Peter S. (Newton, MA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

SUNRISE: INSTRUMENT, MISSION, DATA, AND FIRST RESULTS  

SciTech Connect

The SUNRISE balloon-borne solar observatory consists of a 1 m aperture Gregory telescope, a UV filter imager, an imaging vector polarimeter, an image stabilization system, and further infrastructure. The first science flight of SUNRISE yielded high-quality data that revealed the structure, dynamics, and evolution of solar convection, oscillations, and magnetic fields at a resolution of around 100 km in the quiet Sun. After a brief description of instruments and data, the first qualitative results are presented. In contrast to earlier observations, we clearly see granulation at 214 nm. Images in Ca II H display narrow, short-lived dark intergranular lanes between the bright edges of granules. The very small-scale, mixed-polarity internetwork fields are found to be highly dynamic. A significant increase in detectable magnetic flux is found after phase-diversity-related reconstruction of polarization maps, indicating that the polarities are mixed right down to the spatial resolution limit and probably beyond.

Solanki, S. K.; Barthol, P.; Danilovic, S.; Feller, A.; Gandorfer, A.; Hirzberger, J.; Riethmueller, T. L.; Schuessler, M. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, Max-Planck-Str. 2, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany); Bonet, J. A.; Pillet, V. MartInez [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, C/Via Lactea s/n, 38200 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Del Toro Iniesta, J. C. [Instituto de Astrofisica de AndalucIa (CSIC), Apdo. de Correos 3004, E-18080, Granada (Spain); Domingo, V.; Palacios, J. [Grupo de AstronomIa y Ciencias del Espacio, Universidad de Valencia, E-46980, Paterna, Valencia (Spain); Knoelker, M. [High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000 (United States); Gonzalez, N. Bello; Berkefeld, T.; Franz, M.; Schmidt, W. [Kiepenheuer-Institut fuer Sonnenphysik, Schoeneckstr. 6, 79104 Freiburg (Germany); Title, A. M., E-mail: solanki@mps.mpg.d [Lockheed-Martin Solar and Astrophysical Lab., Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States)

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Low frequency electromagnetic prospecting system. [Grass Valley, KGRA  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A prototype portable electromagnetic sounding system was assembled and depth sounding survey was conducted in Grass Valley, Nevada, as a part of a program to evaluate geophysical techniques in geothermal exploration. A horizontal loop transmitter of radius 50 meters operating between .01 Hz and 100 Hz was used in conjunction with a SQUID magnetometer. A digital synchronous detector was used for on site processing of magnetometer output. This detector allowed useful data acquisition with transmitter-receiver separation of up to 2 km with power requirements of less than 72 watts. Conductive sediments (1 to 10 ohm-m) of thicknesses of up to 1.5 km were well resolved with this system, and the interpreted sections compared very well with dc resistivity measurements made with much heavier equipment and larger arrays in the same area.

Jain, B.K.

1978-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Sound relativistic quantum mechanics for a strictly solitary nonzero-mass particle, and its quantum-field reverberations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is generally acknowledged that neither the Klein-Gordon equation nor the Dirac Hamiltonian can produce sound solitary-particle relativistic quantum mechanics due to the ill effects of their negative-energy solutions; instead their field-quantized wavefunctions are reinterpreted as dealing with particle and antiparticle simultaneously--despite the clear physical distinguishability of antiparticle from particle and the empirically known slight breaking of the underlying CP invariance. The natural square-root Hamiltonian of the free relativistic solitary particle is iterated to obtain the Klein-Gordon equation and linearized to obtain the Dirac Hamiltonian, steps that have calculational but not physical motivation, and which generate the above-mentioned problematic negative-energy solutions as extraneous artifacts. Since the natural square root Hamiltonian for the free relativistic solitary particle contrariwise produces physically unexceptionable quantum mechanics, this article focuses on extending that Hamiltonian to describe a solitary particle (of either spin 0 or spin one-half) in relativistic interaction with an external electromagnetic field. That is achieved by use of Lorentz-covariant solitary-particle four momentum techniques together with the assumption that well-known nonrelativistic dynamics applies in the particle's rest frame. Lorentz-invariant solitary particle actions, whose formal Hamiltonization is an equivalent alternative approach, are as well explicitly displayed. It is proposed that two separate solitary-particle wavefunctions, one for a particle and the other for its antiparticle, be independently quantized in lieu of "reinterpreting" negative energy solutions--which indeed don't even afflict proper solitary particles.

Steven Kenneth Kauffmann

2009-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of condenser microphones under different environmental conditions for accurate speed of sound measurements with acoustic resonators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Condenser microphones are more commonly used and have been extensively modeled and characterized in air at ambient temperature and static pressure. However, several applications of interest for metrology and physical acoustics require to use these transducers in significantly different environmental conditions. Particularly, the extremely accurate determination of the speed of sound in monoatomic gases, which is pursued for a determination of the Boltzmann constant k by an acoustic method, entails the use of condenser microphones mounted within a spherical cavity, over a wide range of static pressures, at the temperature of the triple point of water (273.16 K). To further increase the accuracy achievable in this application, the microphone frequency response and its acoustic input impedance need to be precisely determined over the same static pressure and temperature range. Few previous works examined the influence of static pressure, temperature, and gas composition on the microphone's sensitivity. In this work, the results of relative calibrations of 1/4 in. condenser microphones obtained using an electrostatic actuator technique are presented. The calibrations are performed in pure helium and argon gas at temperatures near 273 K and in the pressure range between 10 and 600 kPa. These experimental results are compared with the predictions of a realistic model available in the literature, finding a remarkable good agreement. The model provides an estimate of the acoustic impedance of 1/4 in. condenser microphones as a function of frequency and static pressure and is used to calculate the corresponding frequency perturbations induced on the normal modes of a spherical cavity when this is filled with helium or argon gas.

Guianvarc'h, Cecile; Pitre, Laurent [Laboratoire Commun de Metrologie LNE/Cnam, 61 rue du Landy, 93210 La Plaine Saint Denis (France); Gavioso, Roberto M.; Benedetto, Giuliana [Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Strada delle Cacce 91, 10135 Turin (Italy); Bruneau, Michel [Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Universite du Maine UMR CNRS 6613, av. Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pumped Solar Domestic Hot Water (SDHW) system design guidelines  

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This article provides practical guidelines based on experience gained from the design, installation, and commissioning of a pumped Solar Domestic Hot Water (SDHW) system in Saudi Arabia. The authors believe that such information is not readily available and will be useful to designers and installers of SDHW systems within the region. Since the current motivation for buying SDHW systems in Saudi Arabia is not strictly economic, it is imperative that a professional reference be available, against which the soundness of any technical decisions could be confirmed prior to their implementation. The intent is to ensure that systems designed and installed will operate reliably, therefore enhancing customer satisfaction.

Arshad, K.; Said, S.A.M. (King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum Minerals, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Entanglement-Resistant Two-Prover Interactive Proof Systems and Non-Adaptive Private Information Retrieval Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that, for any language in NP, there is an entanglement-resistant constant-bit two-prover interactive proof system with a constant completeness vs. soundness gap. The previously proposed classical two-prover constant-bit interactive proof systems are known not to be entanglement-resistant. This is currently the strongest expressive power of any known constant-bit answer multi-prover interactive proof system that achieves a constant gap. Our result is based on an "oracularizing" property of certain private information retrieval systems, which may be of independent interest.

Richard Cleve; Dmitry Gavinsky; Rahul Jain

2007-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

436

Impacts of Anthropogenic Sound  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

continental shlef oil and gas exploration, development, andal. 2004). Offshore oil and gas exploration and constructionshipping, off- shore oil and gas exploration and drilling,

Hildebrand, John A

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

The Sound of Light  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rodrigo Manriquez and Jeff Gerwing reflect on two design projects — both lobbies — which, although similar, posed different challenges, and

Relighting Lobbies

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Sculpting space through sound  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

How does one experience space? What kind of information do humans collect in the process of constructing space in their mind? How does one begin to understand volume, light, texture, material, smell and sense of space? The ...

Nakagawa, Junko, 1975-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Impacts of Anthropogenic Sound  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the chapter. Underwater nuclear tests and ship-shock trials1963 all nuclear states signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty,testing nuclear weapons underwater. The Comprehensive Test

Hildebrand, John A

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Ambient Monitoring for Sinclair and Dyes Inlets, Puget Sound, Washington: Chemical Analyses for 2012 Regional Mussel Watch  

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Under the Project ENVVEST Final Project Agreement, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), and local stakeholders have worked collaboratively to improve the environmental quality of Sinclair and Dyes Inlets. A regional mussel monitoring program began in 2010 to assess the status and trend of ecological resources, assess the effectiveness of cleanup and pollution control measures, and determine if discharges from all sources are protective of beneficial uses including aquatic life. The program collected indigenous mussels to represent a time-integrated measure of bioavailable metals and organic chemicals present in the water column. This document supplements the 2010 indigenous mussel data with 2012 data to provide two years of data on the chemical residue of mussels present in the inter-tidal regions of Sinclair Inlet, Dyes Inlet, Port Orchard Passage, Rich Passage, Agate Passage, Liberty Bay, and Keyport Lagoon. The 2012 data set added one station at PSNS&IMF and one market samples from Penn Cove. Indigenous mussels were collected from a small boat and/or from along the shoreline, measured, composited, and analyzed for percent lipids, percent moisture, stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen, and a suite of trace metals and organic contaminants. The trace metals included silver (Ag), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn). The organic contaminants included the list of NOAA Status and Trends 20 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) congeners and suite of parent and methylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The average lengths between the 2010 and 2012 data were generally less than 30% relative percent difference (RPD). Generally, the metals concentrations were lower in 2012 than 2010 with some notable exceptions in Sinclair Inlet and Rich Passage where increases in Ag, Hg, Pb, Cu, and Zn exceeded an RPD of 50% between years. However, they did not exceed the bioaccumulation critical values or the critical body residues corresponding to the no observed effect dose (NOED) and the lowest observed effect dose (LOED) with one exception. The Cd concentrations exceeded the NOED and LOED for the Manchester Lab Pier and the Pike Place Market samples. For the PAHs and PCB, the 2012 data were generally lower than 2010 and some cases significantly lower for PAHs and none of the available invertebrate benchmarks were exceeded.

Brandenberger, Jill M.; Kuo, Li-Jung; Suslick, Carolynn R.; Johnston, Robert K.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Banking sector of the Russian Federation : study of the correlation between commodity prices and key safety, soundness and performance indicators  

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The purpose of this work is to provide a comprehensive overview of the state of banking system in Russia, and to understand its core dependencies and potential risks. The system, the way we find it now, has evolved though ...

Sinilov, Nikolay

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Quantitative luminescence imaging system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The QLIS images and quantifies low-level chemiluminescent reactions in an electromagnetic field. It is capable of real time nonperturbing measurement and simultaneous recording of many biochemical and chemical reactions such as luminescent immunoassays or enzyme assays. The system comprises image transfer optics, a low-light level digitizing camera with image intensifying microchannel plates, an image process or, and a control computer. The image transfer optics may be a fiber image guide with a bend, or a microscope, to take the light outside of the RF field. Output of the camera is transformed into a localized rate of cumulative digitalized data or enhanced video display or hard-copy images. The system may be used as a luminescent microdosimetry device for radiofrequency or microwave radiation, as a thermal dosimeter, or in the dosimetry of ultra-sound (sonoluminescence) or ionizing radiation. It provides a near-real-time system capable of measuring the extremely low light levels from luminescent reactions in electromagnetic fields in the areas of chemiluminescence assays and thermal microdosimetry, and is capable of near-real-time imaging of the sample to allow spatial distribution analysis of the reaction. It can be used to instrument three distinctly different irradiation configurations, comprising (1) RF waveguide irradiation of a small Petri-dish-shaped sample cell, (2) RF irradiation of samples in a microscope for the microscopic imaging and measurement, and (3) RF irradiation of small to human body-sized samples in an anechoic chamber. 22 figs.

Erwin, D.N.; Kiel, J.L.; Batishko, C.R.; Stahl, K.A.

1990-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

443

Quantitative luminescence imaging system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The QLIS images and quantifies low-level chemiluminescent reactions in an electromagnetic field. It is capable of real time nonperturbing measurement and simultaneous recording of many biochemical and chemical reactions such as luminescent immunoassays or enzyme assays. The system comprises image transfer optics, a low-light level digitizing camera with image intensifying microchannel plates, an image process or, and a control computer. The image transfer optics may be a fiber image guide with a bend, or a microscope, to take the light outside of the RF field. Output of the camera is transformed into a localized rate of cumulative digitalized data or enhanced video display or hard-copy images. The system may be used as a luminescent microdosimetry device for radiofrequency or microwave radiation, as a thermal dosimeter, or in the dosimetry of ultra-sound (sonoluminescence) or ionizing radiation. It provides a near-real-time system capable of measuring the extremely low light levels from luminescent reactions in electromagnetic fields in the areas of chemiluminescence assays and thermal microdosimetry, and is capable of near-real-time imaging of the sample to allow spatial distribution analysis of the reaction. It can be used to instrument three distinctly different irradiation configurations, comprising (1) RF waveguide irradiation of a small Petri-dish-shaped sample cell, (2) RF irradiation of samples in a microscope for the microscopie imaging and measurement, and (3) RF irradiation of small to human body-sized samples in an anechoic chamber.

Erwin, David N. (San Antonio, TX); Kiel, Johnathan L. (San Antonio, TX); Batishko, Charles R. (West Richland, WA); Stahl, Kurt A. (Richland, WA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste Receiving and Processing (WRAP) Facility Public Address System Review Findings  

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Public address system operation at the Waste Receiving and Processing (WRAP) facility was reviewed. The review was based on an Operational Readiness Review finding that public address performance was not adequate in parts of the WRAP facility. Several improvements were made to the WRAP Public Address (PA) system to correct the deficiencies noted. Speaker gain and position was optimized. A speech processor was installed to boost intelligibility in high noise areas. Additional speakers were added to improve coverage in the work areas. The results of this evaluation indicate that further PA system enhancements are not warranted. Additional speakers cannot compensate for the high background sound and high reverberation levels found in the work areas. Recommendations to improve PA system intelligibility include minor speaker adjustments, enhanced PA announcement techniques, and the use of sound reduction and abatement techniques where economically feasible.

HUMPHRYS, K.L.

1999-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

445

Radiosonde Pressure Sensor Performance: Evaluation Using Tracking Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The pressure sensors on balloon-borne sondes relate the sonde measurements to height above the earth's surface through the hypsometric equation. It is crucial that sondes used to explore the vertical structure of the atmosphere do not contribute ...

C. L. Parsons; G. A. Norcross; R. L. Brooks

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Compact and Low-Power Diode Laser Hygrometer for Weather Balloons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A vertical cavity laser hygrometer has been developed for balloon-borne measurements. This hygrometer meets many of the specifications that are required for common weather balloon instrumentation, including weight, size, time response, and ...

M. E. Paige

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

In Situ Measurements of OH and H02 in the Upper Troposphere and Stratosphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent aircraft and balloon borne measurements of OH and H02 are reviewed. The authors demonstrate the ability of the laser-induced fluorescence technique to provide accurate, high signal to noise ratio measurements of OH throughout the upper ...

P. O. Wennberg; T. F. Hanisco; R. C. Cohen; R. M. Stimpfle; L. B. Lapson; J. G. Anderson

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Observations of Small-Scale Turbulence and Energy Dissipation Rates in the Cloudy Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tethered balloon–borne measurements with a resolution in the order of 10 cm in a cloudy boundary layer are presented. Two examples sampled under different conditions concerning the clouds' stage of life are discussed. The hypothesis tested here ...

Holger Siebert; Katrin Lehmann; Manfred Wendisch

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Author manuscript, published in "2nd Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Grenoble: France (2002)" On measurement of mechanical properties of sound absorbing materials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ABSTRACT: This paper is an overview of quasistatic measurement technique used to determine mechanical properties of sound absorbing materials. Experimental context and behaviour of polymer foam and rock wool are summarized. Concerning parameters are: static and dynamic strains, dynamic effects such as skeleton resonance and coupling with saturating fluid. Material anisotropy and frequency dependance of characteristics are also addressed. It is shown that this technique is well suited for usual material up to 100 Hz. Restrictions occurs for thin samples of very high air flow resistivity and for fibrous material that do not exhibit a linear behaviour with static strain.

N. Dauchez; M. Etchessahar; S. Sahraoui

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Methods and systems for monitoring a solid-liquid interface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and systems are provided for monitoring a solid-liquid interface, including providing a vessel configured to contain an at least partially melted material; detecting radiation reflected from a surface of a liquid portion of the at least partially melted material; providing sound energy to the surface; measuring a disturbance on the surface; calculating at least one frequency associated with the disturbance; and determining a thickness of the liquid portion based on the at least one frequency, wherein the thickness is calculated based on L=(2m-1)v.sub.s/4f, where f is the frequency where the disturbance has an amplitude maximum, v.sub.s is the speed of sound in the material, and m is a positive integer (1, 2, 3, . . . ).

Stoddard, Nathan G. (Gettysburg, PA); Clark, Roger F. (Frederick, MD)

2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Report: 2010-2011 Storm Season Sampling For NON-DRY DOCK STORMWATER MONITORING FOR PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD, BREMERTON, WA  

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This interim report summarizes the stormwater monitoring conducted for non-dry dock outfalls in both the confined industrial area and the residential areas of Naval Base Kitsap within the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (referred to as the Shipyard). This includes the collection, analyses, and descriptive statistics for stormwater sampling conducted from November 2010 through April 2011. Seven stormwater basins within the Shipyard were sampled during at least three storm events to characterize non-dry dock stormwater discharges at selected stormwater drains located within the facility. This serves as the Phase I component of the project and Phase II is planned for the 2011-2012 storm season. These data will assist the Navy, USEPA, Ecology and other stakeholders in understanding the nature and condition of stormwater discharges from the Shipyard and inform the permitting process for new outfall discharges. The data from Phase I was compiled with current stormwater data available from the Shipyard, Sinclair/Dyes Inlet watershed, and Puget Sound in order to support technical investigations for the Draft NPDES permit. The permit would require storm event sampling at selected stormwater drains located within the Shipyard. However, the data must be considered on multiple scales to truly understand potential impairments to beneficial uses within Sinclair and Dyes Inlets.

Brandenberger, Jill M.; Metallo, David; Johnston, Robert K.; Gebhardt, Christine; Hsu, Larry

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Atmospheric Soundings in Near-Real Time from Combined Satellite and Ground-Based Remotely Sensed Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mobile profiling system has been developed that is capable of probing the atmosphere from the surface to over 30 km. The Mobile Profiling System (MPS) combines ground-based instruments, including a five-beam 924-MHz radar wind profiler, a radio ...

James Cogan; Edward Measure; Daniel Wolfe

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

The assimilation of observations from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit over sea ice in the French global Numerical Weather Prediction system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this study is to test the feasibility of assimilating microwave observations from AMSU-A and AMSU-B through the implementation of an appropriate parameterization of sea ice emissivity. AMSU observations are relevant to describe the air ...

Fatima Karbou; Florence Rabier; Catherine Prigent

454

Notices Background The National Wildlife Refuge System  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

89 Federal Register 89 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 223 / Friday, November 20, 2009 / Notices Background The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee) (Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlife-

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EIS-0470: U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee for the Cape Wind Energy Project on the Outer Continental Shelf off Massachusetts, Nantucket Sound  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The DOE Loan Programs Office is proposing to offer a loan guarantee to Cape Wind Associates, LLC for the construction and start-up of the Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, offshore of Massachusetts. The proposed Cape Wind Energy Project would consist of up to 130, 3.6-MW turbine generators, in an area of roughly 25-square miles, and would include 12.5 miles of 115-kilovolt submarine transmission cable and an electric service platform. To inform DOE's decision regarding a loan guarantee, DOE adopted the Department of the Interior’s 2009 Final Cape Wind Energy Project EIS, in combination with two Cape Wind Environmental Assessments dated May 2010 and April 2011 (per 40 CFR 1506.4), as a DOE Final EIS (DOE/EIS-0470). The adequacy of the Department of the Interior final EIS adopted by DOE is the subject of a judicial action.

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On the absence of a positive sound dispersion in the THz dynamics of glycerol: an inelastic x-ray scattering study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The high frequency transport properties of glycerol are derived from inelastic x-ray scattering spectra measured at different pressures and compared with ultrasound absorption data. As a result, the presence of two distinct relaxation processes is inferred: a slow one, occurring in the GHz window and having an essentially structural character, and a fast one, related instead to microscopic degrees of freedom. While the former originates a neat increase of the apparent, i.e. frequency-dependent, sound velocity, the latter induces no visible dispersive effects on the acoustic propagation. The observed behavior is likely paradigmatic of all glass formers near or below the melting and it is here discussed and explained in some detail.

Cunsolo, Alessandro (BNL)

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

457

Experience with the EM-60 electromagnetic system for geothermal exploration in Nevada  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) conducted controlled-source electromagnetic (EM) surveys at three geothermal prospects in northern Nevada. Over 40 soundings were made in Panther Canyon (Grass Valley), near Winnemucca; Soda Lakes, near Fallon; and McCoy, west of Austin, to test and demonstrate the applicability of LBL's EM-60 system to geothermal exploration. The EM-60 is a frequency-domain system using three-component magnetic detection. Typically, +-65 A is applied to an 100-m-diameter four-turn horizontal loop, generating a dipole moment >10/sup 6/ MKS over the frequency range 10/sup -3/ to 10/sup -3/ Hz. With such a source loop, soundings were made, at transmitter-receiver separations of up to 4 km, providing a maximum depth of penetration of 4 km.

Wilt, M.; Goldstein, N.E.; Stark, M.; Haught, J.R.; Morrison, H.F.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Insertion loss class—Enhancing the single number rating system for duct silencers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single number rating systems have been used successfully to select architectural acoustics products for many years. Recently a single number rating system was proposed to evaluate sound attenuators in HVAC applications. The proposed system does not include the very low frequencies. This paper discusses the addition of the 31 Hz octave band to the proposed standard contour for calculating insertion loss class (ILC). A number of examples are shown using actual published silencer test data how the system can be applied to common HVAC noise problems.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Quantified Differential Dynamic Logic for Distributed Hybrid Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We address a fundamental mismatch between the combinations of dynamics that occur in complex physical systems and the limited kinds of dynamics supported in analysis. Modern applications combine communication, computation, and control. They may even form dynamic networks, where neither structure nor dimension stay the same while the system follows mixed discrete and continuous dynamics. We provide the logical foundations for closing this analytic gap. We develop a system model for distributed hybrid systems that combines quantified differential equations with quantified assignments and dynamic dimensionality-changes. We introduce a dynamic logic for verifying distributed hybrid systems and present a proof calculus for it. We prove that this calculus is a sound and complete axiomatization of the behavior of distributed hybrid systems relative to quantified differential equations. In our calculus we have proven collision freedom in distributed car control even when new cars may appear dynamically on the road.

André Platzer

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Summary of Diagnostic Evaluation for Submarine Cable Cathodic Protection System Performance: Feasibility Assessment of Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the results of an investigation into the operating characteristics of the New York Power Authority's (NYPA) corrosion protection system on the 345kV self-contained fluid-filled (SCFF) submarine cable across Long Island Sound. While directly applicable to the NYPA circuit, the results provide general information that may be useful to all utilities using submarine cable circuits where corrosion may be an issue, including methods to determine the operating characteristics and efficien...

2001-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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An Example of Temperature Structure Differences in Two Cyclone Systems Derived from the Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) has better horizontal resolution and vertical temperature sounding abilities than its predecessor, the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU). Those improved capabilities are demonstrated with observations of ...

John A. Knaff; Raymond M. Zehr; Mitchell D. Goldberg; Stanley Q. Kidder

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

The Canadian Energy Information System - An Aid and Opportunity for Industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

More than ever before, industry needs sound, succinct information on energy options and opportunities. As one answer to this need, the Canadian Energy Information System provides comprehensive continent-wide distribution of information and fast response to inquiries on significant energy research, development and demonstration projects in Canada, government programs, and energy conferences, seminars and other energy events. It represents an important development in energy information transfer. The system is publicly available on a full-text computer system from anywhere in the country for either information retrieval or input. Unique features include the power to and information from the user's office; a marketing opportunity for his significant innovation projects, conferences and workshops.

McNeil, C. S. L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Acoustic dispersion in a two-dimensional dipole system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We calculate the full density response function and from it the long-wavelength acoustic dispersion for a two-dimensional system of strongly coupled point dipoles interacting through a 1/r{sup 3} potential at arbitrary degeneracy. Such a system has no random-phase-approximation (RPA) limit and the calculation has to include correlations from the outset. We follow the quasilocalized charge (QLC) approach, accompanied by molecular-dynamics (MD) simulations. Similarly to what has been recently reported for the closely spaced classical electron-hole bilayer [G. J. Kalman et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 236801 (2007)] and in marked contrast to the RPA, we report a long-wavelength acoustic phase velocity that is wholly maintained by particle correlations and varies linearly with the dipole moment p. The oscillation frequency, calculated both in an extended QLC approximation and in the Singwi-Tosi-Land-Sjolander approximation [Phys. Rev. 176, 589 (1968)], is invariant in form over the entire classical to quantum domains all the way down to zero temperature. Based on our classical MD-generated pair distribution function data and on ground-state energy data generated by recent quantum Monte Carlo simulations on a bosonic dipole system [G. E. Astrakharchik et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 060405 (2007)], there is a good agreement between the QLC approximation kinetic sound speeds and the standard thermodynamic sound speeds in both the classical and quantum domains.

Golden, Kenneth I.; Kalman, Gabor J.; Donko, Zoltan; Hartmann, Peter [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401-1455 (United States); Department of Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467 (United States); Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 49, H-1525 Budapest (Hungary)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An applied study using systems engineering methods to prioritize green systems options  

SciTech Connect

For many years, there have been questions about the effectiveness of applying different green solutions. If you're building a home and wish to use green technologies, where do you start? While all technologies sound promising, which will perform the best over time? All this has to be considered within the cost and schedule of the project. The amount of information available on the topic can be overwhelming. We seek to examine if Systems Engineering methods can be used to help people choose and prioritize technologies that fit within their project and budget. Several methods are used to gain perspective into how to select the green technologies, such as the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Kepner-Tregoe. In our study, subjects applied these methods to analyze cost, schedule, and trade-offs. Results will document whether the experimental approach is applicable to defining system priorities for green technologies.

Lee, Sonya M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Macdonald, John M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Separations technologies supporting the development of a deployable ATW system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A program has been initiated for the purpose of developing the chemical separations technologies necessary to support a large Accelerator Transmutation of Waste (ATW) system capable of dealing with the projected inventory of spent fuel from the commercial nuclear power stations in the United States. The first several years of the program will be directed toward an elucidation of related technical issues and to the establishment, by means of comprehensive trade studies, of an optimum configuration of the elements of the chemical processing infrastructure required for support of the total ATW system. By adopting this sort of disciplined systems engineering approach, it is expected that development and demonstration costs can be minimized and that it will be possible to deploy an ATW system that is an environmentally sound and economically viable venture.

Laidler, J. J.

2000-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

466

A Numerical Investigation of a Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 25 April 1975, as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Atmospheric Variability Experiment IV, frequent upper-air soundings were taken at eastern United States synoptic sounding sites. An intense, long-lived mesoscale ...

Donald J. Perkey; Robert A. Maddox

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Functions of An Organization in an Indigenous Irrigation System: A Case Study From a Hill Village of Nepal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to comprehend physical and agronomic problems of irrigation without probing into the surrounding social organization and webs is like altcl1lpting to understand deficiencies in plant growth \\vithout reference to the conditions of climate. When water moves... efficiently from rivers. through networl\\ of canals. to plant root zones, it is because people have effectivel) organi/cd a decision system of enforcing technically sound rules for pursuing the collective interesl. Defects in the delivery and application...

Uprety, Laya Prasad

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Schlumberger soundings, audio-magnetotelluric soundings and telluric...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

the Coso Range, and in particular in the area surrounding Coso Hot Springs are reported. Electrical properties of rocks associated with thermal phenomena of the Devil's...

469

The hydrothermal system in central Twin Falls County, Idaho  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the results of a study to define the areal extent and thickness of the hydrothermal reservoir in Twin Falls County and to propose a generalized conceptual model of the system. Specific objectives of the study, done in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Water Resources, were to evaluate the existing resource as to its volume, temperature, pressure, and water chemistry, and to determine the effects of present development on the resource. The study was limited to Twin Falls County. Some geologic, geochemical, and hydrologic data for the hydrothermal system were available from earlier studies. However, information about the subsurface at depths greater than 1000 feet was sparse. One well for which data were available was drilled to 2525 feet; several others were drilled to depths between 1200 and 2200 feet. Direct-current electrical resistivity soundings conducted during the summer of 1985 as part of the study provided valuable information about the subsurface at depths less than about 6000 feet. Interpretation of computer-generated subsurface profiles constructed from the soundings provided the basis for determining the thickness of the Idavada Volcanics over much of the study area. 42 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

Lewis, R.E.; Young, H.W.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

The RAFOS System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The RAFOS float is a small neutrally buoyant subsurface order, which, like its big brother the SOFAR float, uses the deep sound (or SOFAR) channel to determine its position as a function of time. Whereas the SOFAR float transmits to moored ...

T. Rossby; D. Dorson; J. Fontaine

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Commissioning and Performance Diagnostics for HVAC Control Systems  

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Commissioning and Performance Diagnostics for HVAC Control Systems Commissioning and Performance Diagnostics for HVAC Control Systems Speaker(s): Ashish Singhal Date: December 20, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Philip Haves The presentation will focus on practical aspects of commissioning control loops in commercial HVAC systems and evaluating their routine performance. Simple and theoretically sound methods for diagnosing control performance will be presented that detect serious performance issues associated with control loops in modern buildings. The discussion will center on a new control loop commissioning tool that helps field personnel to quickly test, tune and troubleshoot control loops. In addition to the active tests for commissioning control loops, a suite of diagnostic algorithms are used in a

472

Sight and Sound - Project Summary  

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Summary Scenario Student Pages Internet Links Index SubjectContent Area: PhysicsBiology Target Audience: This project primarily targets grades 9-12. The project is best suited as...

473

Sound propagation around underwater seamounts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the ocean, low frequency acoustic waves propagate with low attenuation and cylindrical spreading loss over long-ranges, making them an effective tool for underwater source localization, tomography, and communications. ...

Sikora, Joseph J., III

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Heat-sound insulating wall  

SciTech Connect

The wall comprises a closed acoustic box-structure which is defined by a slightly ribbed sheet and a flat sheet. The boxstructure has lateral ribs which extend beyond the sheet. A panel of high-density mineral wool which is of small thickness is enclosed inside the box-structure. A heat insulator covers the box-structure and the ribs of the box-structure and is protected by an outer trough which has ribs or corrugations perpendicular to the ribs of the box-structure.

Ovaert, F.; Reneault, P.

1980-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

475

Sunlight Responsive Thermochromic Window System  

SciTech Connect

Pleotint has embarked on a novel approach with our Sunlight Responsive Thermochromic, SRT™, windows. We are integrating dynamic sunlight control, high insulation values and low solar heat gain together in a high performance window. The Pleotint SRT window is dynamic because it reversibly changes light transmission based on thermochromics activated directly by the heating effect of sunlight. We can achieve a window package with low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), a low U value and high insulation. At the same time our windows provide good daylighting. Our innovative window design offers architects and building designers the opportunity to choose their desired energy performance, excellent sound reduction, external pane can be self-cleaning, or a resistance to wind load, blasts, bullets or hurricanes. SRT windows would provide energy savings that are estimated at up to 30% over traditional window systems. Glass fabricators will be able to use existing equipment to make the SRT window while adding value and flexibility to the basic design. Glazing installers will have the ability to fit the windows with traditional methods without wires, power supplies and controllers. SRT windows can be retrofit into existing buildings,

Millett, F,A; Byker,H, J

2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

476

NETL: Gasification Systems - Feed Systems  

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Feed Systems Gasification Systems Feed Systems Research on commercial gasifier feed systems is occurring in two primary areas of fuel (i.e. coal, biomass, etc.) feed and advanced...

477

Photo Identification, Summer Activity Pattern, Estimated Field Metabolic Rate and Territory Quality of Adult Male Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris) in Simpson Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This project describes a portion of a long-term study of the behavioral ecology of sea otters. Sub-studies of this project include the development of an individual recognition program for sea otters, the construction of male sea otter activity and energy budgets, and the assessment of male sea otter territory quality. The Sea Otter Nose Matching Program, or "SONMaP", was developed to identify individual sea otters in Simpson Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska, using a blotch-pattern recognition algorithm based on the shape and location of nose scars. The performance of the SONMaP program was tested using images of otters collected during the 2002-03 field seasons, and previously matched by visually comparing every image in a catalog of 1,638 animals. In 48.9% of the visually matched images, the program accurately selected the correct image in the first 10% of the catalog. Individual follows and instantaneous sampling were used during the summers of 2004-06, to observe male sea otter behavior. Six behaviors (foraging, grooming, interacting with other otters, patrolling, resting, and surface swimming) were observed during four time periods (dawn, day, dusk, night) to create 24-hr activity budgets. Male sea otters spent 27% of their time resting, 26% swimming, 19% grooming, 14% foraging, 9% patrolling and 5% interacting with other otters. Field Metabolic Rate (FMR) was estimated by combining the energetic costs for foraging, grooming, resting, and swimming behaviors of captive otters from Yeates et al. (2007) with these activity budgets. "Swimming" accounted for the greatest percentage (43%) of energy expended each day followed by grooming (23%), resting (15%), feeding (13%) and other (5%). With a peak summer sea otter density of 5.6 otters km-2, the low percentage of time spent foraging indicates that Simpson Bay is below equilibrium density. Territory quality was assessed for male sea otters using four attributes: territory size, shoreline enclosure, accessibility, and number of females observed feeding in each territory. Each attribute was coded with a score of 0-2, and total quality scores ranged from 0.14-1.96 (0.9 + 0.61 SD). High quality territories had large areas, moderate shoreline enclosure, high accessibility, and many foraging females.

Finerty, Shannon E.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Impacts of environmental and utility siting laws on community energy systems  

SciTech Connect

Community Energy Systems provide an interesting energy conservative alternative to the traditional trend of large, central, grid-connected power plant design. The small community energy system (generally smaller than 100 MW), provides for waste heat utilization and utility cogeneration significantly reducing a community's total energy demand. Developers of Community Energy Systems, unfortunately, are faced with a complex of environmental and siting regulations, most of which are aimed at regulating the development and design of large power-generating facilities. Aside from discouraging development of a potentially more economic and environmentally sound approach to power generation, air-pollution regulations discriminate against these smaller systems. Compliance with the many Federal, state and local regulations often make small energy systems uneconomical. This project studies the emissions associated with Community Energy Systems and reviews the Federal, state, and local laws that regulate their design.

Senew, M J; Shimamoto, G T; Seymour, D A; Santini, D J

1978-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

A knowledge-based method for making restoration plan of bulk power system  

SciTech Connect

In this paper a knowledge-based method is proposed for use in event of power system outages. This method uses general-purpose restoration knowledge not dependent on pre-outage system states in order to generate post-restoration target systems in which post-outage systems are taken as initial states. Conventionally post-outage system states are formed to emulate as closely as possible pre-outage system states, with system operations performed only within blackout systems. Therefore, depending on the amount of pre-outage load, some outage loads may be experienced in the restored system. Proposed here is a method by which system operations in both blackout systems and sound systems are combined according to the amount of load in the pre-outage systems, so that post-restoration system states with minimal outage loads from post-outage systems will be generated. A prototype system incorporating actual power systems and utilizing this method was built and tested under simulated conditions. The effectiveness of the proposed system is discussed on the basis of the test results.

Shimakura, K.; Inagaki, J.; Matsunoki, Y. (Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo (Japan). Faculty of Science); Ito, M.; Fukui, S.; Hori, S. (Mitsubishi Electric Corp., 1-1-2 Wadasaki-cho, Hyogo-ku, Kobe (JP))

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Preliminary Design and Cost Structure of a 50-kW Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) System for Stationary Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a growing interest in using Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) technology in commercial on-site power and co-generation systems. However, little quantitative information is available on such factors as cost structure, size/weight characteristics, and cost/performance tradeoffs. This report both updates and refines results of prior studies to provide a more quantitative basis for developing a program that supports sound product strategy and business decisions.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Columbia River Hatchery Reform System-Wide Report.  

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The US Congress funded the Puget Sound and Coastal Washington Hatchery Reform Project via annual appropriations to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) beginning in fiscal year 2000. Congress established the project because it recognized that while hatcheries have a necessary role to play in meeting harvest and conservation goals for Pacific Northwest salmonids, the hatchery system was in need of comprehensive reform. Most hatcheries were producing fish for harvest primarily to mitigate for past habitat loss (rather than for conservation of at-risk populations) and were not taking into account the effects of their programs on naturally spawning populations. With numerous species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), conservation of salmon in the Puget Sound area was a high priority. Genetic resources in the region were at risk and many hatchery programs as currently operated were contributing to those risks. Central to the project was the creation of a nine-member independent scientific review panel called the Hatchery Scientific Review Group (HSRG). The HSRG was charged by Congress with reviewing all state, tribal and federal hatchery programs in Puget Sound and Coastal Washington as part of a comprehensive hatchery reform effort to: conserve indigenous salmonid genetic resources; assist with the recovery of naturally spawning salmonid populations; provide sustainable fisheries; and improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of hatchery programs. The HSRG worked closely with the state, tribal and federal managers of the hatchery system, with facilitation provided by the non-profit organization Long Live the Kings and the law firm Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, to successfully complete reviews of over 200 hatchery programs at more than 100 hatcheries across western Washington. That phase of the project culminated in 2004 with the publication of reports containing the HSRG's principles for hatchery reform and recommendations for Puget Sound/Coastal Washington hatchery programs, followed by the development in 2005 of a suite of analytical tools to support application of the principles (all reports and tools are available at www.hatcheryreform.us). In 2005, Congress directed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) to replicate the Puget Sound and Coastal Washington Hatchery Reform Project in the Columbia River Basin. The HSRG was expanded to 14 members to include individuals with specific knowledge about the Columbia River salmon and steelhead populations. This second phase was initially envisioned as a one-year review, with emphasis on the Lower Columbia River hatchery programs. It became clear however, that the Columbia River Basin needed to be viewed as an inter-connected ecosystem in order for the review to be useful. The project scope was subsequently expanded to include the entire Basin, with funding for a second year provided by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) under the auspices of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's (NPCC) Fish and Wildlife Program. The objective of the HSRG's Columbia River Basin review was to change the focus of the Columbia River hatchery system. In the past, these hatchery programs have been aimed at supplying adequate numbers of fish for harvest as mitigation primarily for hydropower development in the Basin. A new, ecosystem-based approach is founded on the idea that harvest goals are sustainable only if they are compatible with conservation goals. The challenge before the HSRG was to determine whether or not conservation and harvest goals could be met by fishery managers and, if so, how. The HSRG determined that in order to address these twin goals, both hatchery and harvest reforms are necessary. The HSRG approach represents an important change of direction in managing hatcheries in the region. It provides a clear demonstration that current hatchery programs can indeed be redirected to better meet both conservation and harvest goals. For each Columbia River Basin Environmentally Si

Warren, Dan [Hatchery Scientific Review Group

2009-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

482

Columbia River Hatchery Reform System-Wide Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The US Congress funded the Puget Sound and Coastal Washington Hatchery Reform Project via annual appropriations to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) beginning in fiscal year 2000. Congress established the project because it recognized that while hatcheries have a necessary role to play in meeting harvest and conservation goals for Pacific Northwest salmonids, the hatchery system was in need of comprehensive reform. Most hatcheries were producing fish for harvest primarily to mitigate for past habitat loss (rather than for conservation of at-risk populations) and were not taking into account the effects of their programs on naturally spawning populations. With numerous species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), conservation of salmon in the Puget Sound area was a high priority. Genetic resources in the region were at risk and many hatchery programs as currently operated were contributing to those risks. Central to the project was the creation of a nine-member independent scientific review panel called the Hatchery Scientific Review Group (HSRG). The HSRG was charged by Congress with reviewing all state, tribal and federal hatchery programs in Puget Sound and Coastal Washington as part of a comprehensive hatchery reform effort to: conserve indigenous salmonid genetic resources; assist with the recovery of naturally spawning salmonid populations; provide sustainable fisheries; and improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of hatchery programs. The HSRG worked closely with the state, tribal and federal managers of the hatchery system, with facilitation provided by the non-profit organization Long Live the Kings and the law firm Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, to successfully complete reviews of over 200 hatchery programs at more than 100 hatcheries across western Washington. That phase of the project culminated in 2004 with the publication of reports containing the HSRG's principles for hatchery reform and recommendations for Puget Sound/Coastal Washington hatchery programs, followed by the development in 2005 of a suite of analytical tools to support application of the principles (all reports and tools are available at www.hatcheryreform.us). In 2005, Congress directed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) to replicate the Puget Sound and Coastal Washington Hatchery Reform Project in the Columbia River Basin. The HSRG was expanded to 14 members to include individuals with specific knowledge about the Columbia River salmon and steelhead populations. This second phase was initially envisioned as a one-year review, with emphasis on the Lower Columbia River hatchery programs. It became clear however, that the Columbia River Basin needed to be viewed as an inter-connected ecosystem in order for the review to be useful. The project scope was subsequently expanded to include the entire Basin, with funding for a second year provided by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) under the auspices of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's (NPCC) Fish and Wildlife Program. The objective of the HSRG's Columbia River Basin review was to change the focus of the Columbia River hatchery system. In the past, these hatchery programs have been aimed at supplying adequate numbers of fish for harvest as mitigation primarily for hydropower development in the Basin. A new, ecosystem-based approach is founded on the idea that harvest goals are sustainable only if they are compatible with conservation goals. The challenge before the HSRG was to determine whether or not conservation and harvest goals could be met by fishery managers and, if so, how. The HSRG determined that in order to address these twin goals, both hatchery and harvest reforms are necessary. The HSRG approach represents an important change of direction in managing hatcheries in the region. It provides a clear demonstration that current hatchery programs can indeed be redirected to better meet both conservation and harvest goals. For each Columbia River Basin Environmentally Significant Unit

Warren, Dan [Hatchery Scientific Review Group

2009-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

483

A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

SciTech Connect

Applied mathematics has an important role to play in developing the tools needed for the analysis, simulation, and optimization of complex problems. These efforts require the development of the mathematical foundations for scientific discovery, engineering design, and risk analysis based on a sound integrated approach for the understanding of complex systems. However, maximizing the impact of applied mathematics on these challenges requires a novel perspective on approaching the mathematical enterprise. Previous reports that have surveyed the DOE's research needs in applied mathematics have played a key role in defining research directions with the community. Although these reports have had significant impact, accurately assessing current research needs requires an evaluation of today's challenges against the backdrop of recent advances in applied mathematics and computing. To address these needs, the DOE Applied Mathematics Program sponsored a Workshop for Mathematics for the Analysis, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Systems on September 13-14, 2011. The workshop had approximately 50 participants from both the national labs and academia. The goal of the workshop was to identify new research areas in applied mathematics that will complement and enhance the existing DOE ASCR Applied Mathematics Program efforts that are needed to address problems associated with complex systems. This report describes recommendations from the workshop and subsequent analysis of the workshop findings by the organizing committee.

Alexander, F.; Anitescu, M.; Bell, J.; Brown, D.; Ferris, M.; Luskin, M.; Mehrotra, S.; Moser, B.; Pinar, A.; Tartakovsky, A.; Willcox, K.; Wright, S.; Zavala, V.

2012-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

484

A Multifaceted Mathematical Approach for Complex Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Applied mathematics has an important role to play in developing the tools needed for the analysis, simulation, and optimization of complex problems. These efforts require the development of the mathematical foundations for scientific discovery, engineering design, and risk analysis based on a sound integrated approach for the understanding of complex systems. However, maximizing the impact of applied mathematics on these challenges requires a novel perspective on approaching the mathematical enterprise. Previous reports that have surveyed the DOE?s research needs in applied mathematics have played a key role in defining research directions with the community. Although these reports have had significant impact, accurately assessing current research needs requires an evaluation of today?s challenges against the backdrop of recent advances in applied mathematics and computing. To address these needs, the DOE Applied Mathematics Program sponsored a Workshop for Mathematics for the Analysis, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Systems on September 13?14, 2011. The workshop had approximately 50 participants from both the national labs and academia. The goal of the workshop was to identify new research areas in applied mathematics that will complement and enhance the existing DOE ASCR Applied Mathematics Program efforts that are needed to address problems associated with complex systems. This report describes recommendations from the workshop and subsequent analysis of the workshop findings by the organizing committee.

Alexander, F.; Anitescu, M.; Bell, J.; Brown, D.; Ferris, M.; Luskin, M.; Mehrotra, S.; Moser, B.; Pinar, A.; Tartakovsky, A.; Willcox, K.; Wright, S.; Zavala, V.

2012-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

485

Assessment of Energy Removal Impacts on Physical Systems: Hydrodynamic Model Domain Expansion and Refinement, and Online Dissemination of Model Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this report we describe the 1) the expansion of the PNNL hydrodynamic model domain to include the continental shelf along the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and Vancouver Island; and 2) the approach and progress in developing the online/Internet disseminations of model results and outreach efforts in support of the Puget Sound Operational Forecast System (PS-OPF). Submittal of this report completes the work on Task 2.1.2, Effects of Physical Systems, Subtask 2.1.2.1, Hydrodynamics, for fiscal year 2010 of the Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy project.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Wang, Taiping

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Title: A brief history of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Noise at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Report Title: A brief history of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Noise and systems engineering, gas turbine transmission systems and gas turbine noise. The UTC in gas turbine noise to generation and propagation of noise from gas turbine engines. Aircraft noise is a critical technical issue

Sóbester, András

487

Microinhomogeneities of glasses of the system PbO–SiO 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) and Rayleigh–Mandelstam–Brillouin (RMB) light scattering as well as ultrasonic sound velocities have been studied in glasses of the system PbO–SiO 2 which has an unusually wide range of glass forming ability. The results of scattering are compared with calculations based on the concept of frozen-in equilibrium thermal fluctuations as the origin of static microinhomogeneities (MIH) in glasses. MIH of compositions seem to be the main source of scattering

V. V. Golubkov; V. N. Bogdanov; A. Ya. Pakhnin; V. A. Solovyev; E. V. Zhivaeva; V. O. Kabanov; O. V. Yanush; S. V. Nemilov; A. Kisliuk; M. Soltwisch; D. Quitmann

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Photovoltaic system in system LABI  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is prepared a new model marked as DE10 to extens the system LABI. It is a photovoltaic system. Utilizing of model is into the field of university studying and as a pilot test system for all extern experts. A special parts of model are measurement ... Keywords: automation, measurement, photovoltaic system, sun energy

Hruska Frantisek

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Environmental Management System Plan  

SciTech Connect

Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management establishes the policy that Federal agencies conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy-related activities in a manner that is environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continually improving, efficient, and sustainable. The Department of Energy (DOE) has approved DOE Order 450.1A, Environmental Protection Program and DOE Order 430.2B, Departmental Energy, Renewable Energy and Transportation Management as the means of achieving the provisions of this Executive Order. DOE Order 450.1A mandates the development of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) to implement sustainable environmental stewardship practices that: (1) Protect the air, water, land, and other natural and cultural resources potentially impacted by facility operations; (2) Meet or exceed applicable environmental, public health, and resource protection laws and regulations; and (3) Implement cost-effective business practices. In addition, the DOE Order 450.1A mandates that the EMS must be integrated with a facility's Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) established pursuant to DOE P 450.4, 'Safety Management System Policy'. DOE Order 430.2B mandates an energy management program that considers energy use and renewable energy, water, new and renovated buildings, and vehicle fleet activities. The Order incorporates the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The Order also includes the DOE's Transformational Energy Action Management initiative, which assures compliance is achieved through an Executable Plan that is prepared and updated annually by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, Berkeley Lab, or the Laboratory) and then approved by the DOE Berkeley Site Office. At the time of this revision to the EMS plan, the 'FY2009 LBNL Sustainability Executable Plan' represented the most current Executable Plan. These DOE Orders and associated policies establish goals and sustainable stewardship practices that are protective of environmental, natural, and cultural resources, and take a life cycle approach that considers aspects such as: (1) Acquisition and use of environmentally preferable products; (2) Electronics stewardship; (3) Energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy; (4) Pollution prevention, with emphasis on toxic and hazardous chemical and material reduction; (5) Procurement of efficient energy and water consuming materials and equipment; (6) Recycling and reuse; (7) Sustainable and high-performance building design; (8) Transportation and fleet management; and (9) Water conservation. LBNL's approach to sustainable environmental stewardship required under Order 450.1A poses the challenge of implementing its EMS in a compliance-based, performance-based, and cost-effective manner. In other words, the EMS must deliver real and tangible business value at a minimal cost. The purpose of this plan is to describe Berkeley Lab's approach for achieving such an EMS, including an overview of the roles and responsibilities of key Laboratory parties. This approach begins with a broad-based environmental policy consistent with that stated in Chapter 11 of the LBNL Health and Safety Manual (PUB-3000). This policy states that Berkeley Lab is committed to the following: (1) Complying with applicable environmental, public health, and resource conservation laws and regulations. (2) Preventing pollution, minimizing waste, and conserving natural resources. (3) Correcting environmental hazards and cleaning up existing environmental problems, and (4) Continually improving the Laboratory's environmental performance while maintaining operational capability and sustaining the overall mission of the Laboratory. A continual cycle of planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes will be performed to achieve goals, objectives, and targets that will help LBNL carry out this policy. Each year, environmental aspects will be identified and their impacts to the environm

Fox, Robert; Thorson, Patrick; Horst, Blair; Speros, John; Rothermich, Nancy; Hatayama, Howard

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

490

Making the Market Right for Environmentally Sound Energy-Efficient Technologies: U.S. Buildings Sector Successes that Might Work in Developing Countries and Eastern Europe  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Rating Systems," Energy 22 U.S. Congress, Office ofInstitute for Energy Efficiency, U.S. Environmentalfor Investments in Energy Efficiency in U.S. A survey of the

Gadgil, A.J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

File Systems  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

File Systems File Systems File Systems For a general description of the different file systems available on PDSF please see Eliza File Systems and Other File Systems. Below is a summary of how STAR uses the various systems: /common The STAR software is installed on /common. For 32sl44 it is under /common/star/star44 and for sl53 it is under /common/star/star53. In both cases the software consists primarily of a STAR-specific ROOT installation on which releases of the STAR libraries are built as shown on the Local STAR Libraries page. /eliza3, /eliza6, /eliza9, /eliza14, /eliza15, /eliza17 STAR has space on 6 elizas as shown in the table below. File System star space (TB) use eliza3 39 production eliza6 9 production eliza9 39 production eliza14 34 production, user space under /eliza14/star/pwg

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Idaho National Laboratory Integrated Safety Management System FY 2012 Effectiveness Review and Declaration Report  

SciTech Connect

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) performed an Annual Effectiveness Review of the Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS), per 48 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 970.5223 1, “Integration of Environment, Safety and Health into Work Planning and Execution.” The annual review assessed Integrated Safety Management (ISM) effectiveness, provided feedback to maintain system integrity, and identified target areas for focused improvements and assessments for fiscal year (FY) 2013. Results of the FY 2012 annual effectiveness review demonstrated that the INL’s ISMS program was significantly strengthened. Actions implemented by the INL demonstrate that the overall Integrated Safety Management System is sound and ensures safe and successful performance of work while protecting workers, the public, and environment. This report also provides several opportunities for improvement that will help further strengthen the ISM Program and the pursuit of safety excellence. Demonstrated leadership and commitment, continued surveillance, and dedicated resources have been instrumental in maturing a sound ISMS program. Based upon interviews with personnel, reviews of assurance activities, and analysis of ISMS process implementation, this effectiveness review concludes that ISM is institutionalized and is “Effective”.

Farren Hunt

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Innovative technology summary report: Transportable vitrification system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At the end of the cold war, many of the Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) major nuclear weapons facilities refocused their efforts on finding technically sound, economic, regulatory compliant, and stakeholder acceptable treatment solutions for the legacy of mixed wastes they had produced. In particular, an advanced stabilization process that could effectively treat the large volumes of settling pond and treatment sludges was needed. Based on this need, DOE and its contractors initiated in 1993 the EM-50 sponsored development effort required to produce a deployable mixed waste vitrification system. As a consequence, the Transportable Vitrification System (TVS) effort was undertaken with the primary requirement to develop and demonstrate the technology and associated facility to effectively vitrify, for compliant disposal, the applicable mixed waste sludges and solids across the various DOE complex sites. After 4 years of development testing with both crucible and pilot-scale melters, the TVS facility was constructed by Envitco, evaluated and demonstrated with surrogates, and then successfully transported to the ORNL ETTP site and demonstrated with actual mixed wastes in the fall of 1997. This paper describes the technology, its performance, the technology applicability and alt