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

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    Coulter, Richard; Ritsche, Michael

    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.

  2. The Wave-Front Correction System for the Sunrise Balloon-Borne Solar Observatory

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    Berkefeld, T; Soltau, D; Bell, A; Doerr, H P; Feger, B; Friedlein, R; Gerber, K; Heidecke, F; Kentischer, T; Lühe, O v d; Sigwarth, M; Wälde, E; Barthol, P; Deutsch, W; Gandorfer, A; Germerott, D; Grauf, B; Meller, R; Alvarez-Herrero, A; Knölker, M; Pillet, V Martinez; Solanki, S K; Title, A M

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the wave-front correction system developed for the Sunrise balloon telescope, and provides information about its in-flight performance. For the correction of low-order aberrations, a Correlating Wave-Front Sensor (CWS) was used. It consisted of a six-element Shack-Hartmann wave-front sensor (WFS), a fast tip-tilt mirror for the compensation of image motion, and an active telescope secondary mirror for focus correction. The CWS delivered a stabilized image with a precision of 0.04 arcsec (rms), whenever the coarse pointing was better than 90 arcsec peak-to-peak. The automatic focus adjustment maintained a focus stability of 0.01 waves in the focal plane of the CWS. During the 5.5 day flight, good image quality and stability was achieved during 33 hours, containing 45 sequences that lasted between 10 and 45 minutes.

  3. anita balloon-borne radio: Topics by E-print Network

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    Seckel, D; Varner, G S; Vieregg, A G; Wang, Y 2010-01-01 2 Observation of Ultra-high-energy Cosmic Rays with the ANITA Balloon-borne Radio Interferometer CERN Preprints Summary:...

  4. Support of the balloon-borne ultraviolet stellar spectrograph. Final report

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    Timothy, J.G.

    1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A (256 x 1024)-pixel imaging ultraviolet Multi-mode Microchannel Array (MAMA) detector system for flight was fabricated, evaluated, and environmentally tested for flight on the Balloon Borne Ultraviolet Stellar Spectrograph (BUSS). The goal of the program was to replace the existing SEC Vidicon with the pulse-counting MAMA detector in order to, first, improve the overall sensitivity of the BUSS telescope and spectrograph for observations of stars down to m sub v = 7 and fainter, and, second, to improve the spectral resolution and wavelength accuracy by eliminating the image drifts in the Vidicon caused by magnetic field effects. A sealed MAMA detector tube structure employing a remotely processed photocathode mounted on a window in proximity focus with the front face of the MCP was developed to avoid contamination produced by a noisy and unstable device. The configuration of the BUSS detector system in its flight ready configuration is shown. The quantum efficiency curve for the semi-transparent Cs/sub 2/Te photocathode is also shown.

  5. 30TH INTERNATIONAL COSMIC RAY CONFERENCE PoGOLite: a balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter

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    Haviland, David

    University of Tokyo, Japan. pearce@particle.kth.se Abstract: Polarized gamma-rays are expected from a wide30TH INTERNATIONAL COSMIC RAY CONFERENCE PoGOLite: a balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter M-dominated active galaxies. Polariza- tion measurements provide a powerful probe of the gamma-ray emission mechanism

  6. Large-Area Balloon-Borne Polarized Gamma Ray Observer (PoGO)

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    Andersson, V.; Chen, P.; Kamae, T.; Madejski, G.; Mizuno, T.; Ng, J.; Tajima, H.; Thurston, T.; /SLAC; Bogaert, G.; /Ecole Polytechnique; Fukazawa, Y.; /Hiroshima U.; Saito,; Takahashi, T.; /Sagamihara, Inst. Space Astron. Sci.; Barbier, L.; Bloser, P.; Harding, A.; Hunter, S.; Krizmanic, J.; Mitchell, J.; Streitmatter, R.; Fernholz, R.; Groth, E.; /NASA, Goddard /Princeton U. /Royal Inst. Tech., Kista /Stockholm U. /Tokyo Inst. Tech. /Yamagata U.

    2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We are developing a new balloon-borne instrument (PoGO), to measure polarization of soft gamma rays (30-200 keV) using asymmetry in azimuth angle distribution of Compton scattering. PoGO is designed to detect 10% polarization in 100mCrab sources in a 6-8 hour observation and bring a new dimension to studies on gamma ray emission/transportation mechanism in pulsars, AGNs, black hole binaries, and neutron star surface. The concept is an adaptation to polarization measurements of well-type phoswich counter consisting of a fast plastic scintillator (the detection part), a slow plastic scintillator (the active collimator) and a BGO scintillator (the bottom anti-counter). PoGO consists of close-packed array of 217 hexagonal well-type phoswich counters and has a narrow field-of-view ({approx} 5 deg{sup 2}) to reduce possible source confusion. A prototype instrument has been tested in the polarized soft gamma-ray beams at Advanced Photon Source (ANL) and at Photon Factory (KEK). On the results, the polarization dependence of EGS4 has been validated and that of Geant4 has been corrected.

  7. : a balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter The instrument

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    Haviland, David

    (PDC) and side anticoincidence system (SAS), each attached to a PMT. Each PDC consists of a hollow ~60cm Phoswich Detector Cells, PDC (~30 kg) Side Anticoincidence System, SAS (~150 kg) ~15cm Read

  8. Cutting sound enhancement system for mining machines

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

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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).

  9. Environmentally Sound Design and Recycling of Future Wind Power Systems

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    Environmentally Sound Design and Recycling of Future Wind Power Systems Presentation at the IEA R state-of-the-art wind power system Mapping current trends of wind power technologies and concepts Expert wind power systems Expert panel brainstorm on environmental aspects of decommissioning current

  10. 30TH INTERNATIONAL COSMIC RAY CONFERENCE The BGO anticoincidence system of the PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray

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    Haviland, David

    detectors cells (PDC). Each PDC unit is composed of a thin-walled tube of slow plastic scintillator (active¦ Ge§ O ©¨ , BGO) crystal (bottom anticoincidence), as shown in fig- ure 1. The ¡ PDC units in the off-line analysis. Sig- nals from the PDC BGO crystals are identified using waveform analysis

  11. Formal Type Soundness for Cyclone's Region System Dan Grossman

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    Hicks, Michael

    collector. To support separate compilation, Cyclone requires programmers to write some explicit regionFormal Type Soundness for Cyclone's Region System Dan Grossman Greg Morrisett Trevor Jim Mike Hicks Yanling Wang James Cheney November 2001 Abstract Cyclone is a polymorphic, type-safe programming language

  12. 4B.3 The Sounding Analog Retrieval System (SARS) Ryan Jewell1

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    that are determined from a calibration process. For severe hail, SARS has been designed to forecast the probability4B.3 The Sounding Analog Retrieval System (SARS) Ryan Jewell1 Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK 1 System (SARS) is a forecasting algorithm that uses sounding derived parameters to find historical severe

  13. A proposed system to automatically control audio sound-to-noise levels

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    Neinast, Gary Strickland

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the human ear is stimulated by vibrating particles of a1r, sound is sensed. If this sound is undesired, it isp by definition, noise. Any sound that is irx'egular, impulsive, non-repetitive, or simply irri, tating to the listenez' may be classified..., applause, or laughter in theaters; motor or wind noise in moving vehicles] or the noise of people dancing. The level or the souroe ef noise was unimportant sinoe the oontrol system would hold the sound-to-noise level approximately constant. Fox' design...

  14. Voltage stability of the Puget Sound system under abnormally cold weather conditions

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    Jimma, K.M.; Sheehan, M.T. (Puget Sound Power and Light, Bellevue, WA (United States)); Comegys, G.L. (Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States)); Miller, N.W.; D'Aquila, R.

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The potential for voltage collapse in the Puget Sound area is analyzed. Shunt and series compensation schemes, as well as undervoltage load shedding, are evaluated. Twenty-five minute time simulations of the Puget Sound area system are presented, showing interaction of load dynamics with LTCs, switched compensation and protective equipment. Results and analysis are relevant to utilities worldwide which must address similar concerns.

  15. Dissolved metal contamination in the East RiverLong Island sound system: potential biological effects

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    Johnsen, Sönke

    in the United States. The ER­WLIS region receives treated sewage from 18 wastewater treatment plants in New YorkDissolved metal contamination in the East River­Long Island sound system: potential biological sewage, and to assess its possible biological impact on local waters. The East River­Long Island Sound

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

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

    2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. A proposed system to automatically control audio sound-to-noise levels 

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    Neinast, Gary Strickland

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A PROPOSED SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY CONTROL AUDIO SOUND TO NOISE LEVELS A Thesis ~ ]3y GARY 8% NEINAST Submitted to the Graduate Sohool of the Agrioultural and Meohanioal College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

  19. Design of Electric or Hybrid vehicle alert sound system for pedestrian

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Design 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 the environment to warn of his approach. However, hybrid and electric vehicles can potentially be dangerous

  20. Evolutionary methods for tuning a robot sound recognition system 

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    Stirling, Timothy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A spatially-dispersed GA with co-evolutionary methodology was developed to artificially evolve temporal-parameters for a spiking neural-model of the cricket auditory system capable of performing phonotaxis. Male chromosomes ...

  1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute | 2012 Page | 1 Seven transit providers in the Central Puget Sound region came together to develop the ORCA fare card system.

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    in the Central Puget Sound region came together to develop the ORCA fare card system. The providers include outlets, phone, ticket vending machines, or ORCA customer service offices. History The Central Puget Sound to honor paper transfers. In 1999, Sound Transit and the region developed the PugetPass, which

  2. VOLUME 37 MARCH 1998J O U R N A L O F A P P L I E D M E T E O R O L O G Y 1998 American Meteorological Society 241

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    Liou, K. N.

    - tistics were obtained by Mace (1997) based on the 94- GHz radar returns data. During a number of field ex multilayer cirrus cloud systems using AVHRR data. It is based on the physical properties of the AVHRR 0.63- m ground-based lidar and radar im- ages, balloon-borne replicator data, and NCAR­CLASS humidity soundings

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

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    Rosenberg, M.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  4. A Hydrological Model of Harrington Sound, Bermuda and its Surrounding Cave Systems

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    Stoffer, Jonathan L

    2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    delay and dampening the tidal range to 35% of those on the coast. By comparing the tidal amplitude and surface area of Harrington Sound, tidal exchange can be determined. Past research has shown Flatts Inlet only supplies the Sound with about half of its...

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

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

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Studying MRI acquisition protocols of sustained sounds with a multimodal acquisition system

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    system which utilizes infrared emit- ting diodes (IREDs) requires that the sensors to be visible from a multimodal acquisition system which uses electromagnetogra- phy sensors to locate the US probe a millimetric accuracy 3D MRI images of the vocal tract have enabled more accurate evaluations of vocal tract

  7. Assessment of Energy Storage Alternatives in the Puget Sound Energy System

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

    2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. Anomalous Cherenkov spin-orbit sound

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    Smirnov, Sergey [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany)

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Cherenkov effect is a well-known phenomenon in the electrodynamics of fast charged particles passing through transparent media. If the particle is faster than the light in a given medium, the medium emits a forward light cone. This beautiful phenomenon has an acoustic counterpart where the role of photons is played by phonons and the role of the speed of light is played by the sound velocity. In this case the medium emits a forward sound cone. Here, we show that in a system with spin-orbit interactions in addition to this normal Cherenkov sound there appears an anomalous Cherenkov sound with forward and backward sound propagation. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the transition from the normal to anomalous Cherenkov sound happens in a singular way at the Cherenkov cone angle. The detection of this acoustic singularity therefore represents an alternative experimental tool for the measurement of the spin-orbit coupling strength.

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

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    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

    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.

  10. Studies of Neutron Backgrounds for PoGOLite a Balloon-borne Gamma-ray Polarimeter

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    Haviland, David

    a polyethylene passive neutron shield is introduced in the design. This shield is successful at blockingGOLite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.3.1 Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.3.2 Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.4.1 Solar wind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2

  11. Balloon-borne photometric studies of the stratospheric aerosol layer after Mt. Pinatubo eruption

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    Ramachandran, S.; Jayaraman, A.; Acharya, Y.B.; Subbaraya, B.H. [Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad (India)

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using Sun-tracking photometers on board balloons, the Pinatubo volcanic aerosol layer has been studied over Hyderabad (17.5 deg N) during October 1991 and April 1992. From the angular distribution of the scattered radiation intensity measurements the aerosol size parameters is derived. Over a decade of aerosol measurements at Hyderabad, aerosol extinction and number density obtained during October 1991 in the stratosphere are found to be the highest ever obtained with a distinct aerosol layer between 16 and 30 km. The derived aerosol size parameter shows layered structures. Analysis of the size parameter obtained during April 1992 indicates formation of aerosols at higher altitudes by coagulation with a subsequent reduction in the aerosol number density. The obtained results are found to agree well with that of an independent lidar measurement made over Ahmedabad (23 deg N) and with the stratospheric aerosol and gas experiment II (SAGE II) results.

  12. Observation of Cosmic Ray Positrons with the CAPRICE98 Balloon-borne Experiment

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    Morselli, Aldo

    at energies above 5 GeV. The RICH was complemented with a silicon-tungsten imaging calorimeter. Together primary production sites. Hence, the positron fraction / ( + ) is a sensitive quantity for studying production and propagation of electrons and positrons. Previous observations (see, e.g., Golden et al. 1987

  13. Feeding Young Horses For Sound Development 

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    Gibbs, Pete G.; Potter, Gary D.

    2005-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Feeding Young Horses for Sound Development B-5043 05-05 Feeding Young Horses for Sound Development Pete G. Gibbs Professor and Extension Horse Specialist Department Of Animal Science Equine Sciences Program The Texas A&M University System Gary D...

  14. Integrated Modeling and Decision-Support System for Water Management in the Puget Sound Basin: Snow Caps to White Caps

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    Copping, Andrea E.; Yang, Zhaoqing; Voisin, Nathalie; Richey, Jeff; Wang, Taiping; Taira, Randal Y.; Constans, Michael; Wigmosta, Mark S.; Van Cleve, Frances B.; Tesfa, Teklu K.

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Final Report for the EPA-sponsored project Snow Caps to White Caps that provides data products and insight for water resource managers to support their predictions and management actions to address future changes in water resources (fresh and marine) in the Puget Sound basin. This report details the efforts of a team of scientists and engineers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the University of Washington (UW) to examine the movement of water in the Snohomish Basin, within the watershed and the estuary, under present and future conditions, using a set of linked numerical models.

  15. Sounds and Space 

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    Nudds, Matthew

    the account I give (in section 1) of what sounds are and (in section 2) of the role of space in auditory perception....

  16. Physical Consonance Law of Sound Waves

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    Mario Goto

    2005-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Sound consonance is the reason why it is possible to exist music in our life. However, rules of consonance between sounds had been found quite subjectively, just by hearing. To care for, the proposal is to establish a sound consonance law on the basis of mathematical and physical foundations. Nevertheless, the sensibility of the human auditory system to the audible range of frequencies is individual and depends on a several factors such as the age or the health in a such way that the human perception of the consonance as the pleasant sensation it produces, while reinforced by an exact physical relation, may involves as well the individual subjective feeling.

  17. NAME: Eelgrass Restoration in Puget Sound LOCATION: Puget Sound, WA

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    NAME: Eelgrass Restoration in Puget Sound LOCATION: Puget Sound, WA ACRES: 3,700 acres of subtidal restoration efforts and to contribute to the Puget Sound Partnership's Action Agenda recovery goal of 20% more within the Puget Sound region of the Salish Sea: the Nisqually, Elwha, and Skokomish Rivers. These major

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

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

    2007-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Sound modes in holographic superfluids

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    Herzog, Christopher P.; Yarom, Amos [Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)

    2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Superfluids support many different types of sound waves. We investigate the relation between the sound waves in a relativistic and a nonrelativistic superfluid by using hydrodynamics to calculate the various sound speeds. Then, using a particular holographic scalar gravity realization of a strongly interacting superfluid, we compute first, second, and fourth sound speeds as a function of the temperature. The relativistic low temperature results for second sound differ from Landau's well known prediction for the nonrelativistic, incompressible case.

  20. What Is Sound? Sound is a pressure wave which is

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    Toronto, University of

    What Is Sound? Sound is a pressure wave which is created by a vibrating object. This vibrations set the medium. Since the particles are moving in parallel direction to the wave movement, the sound wave of a sine wave (C~crests, R~troughs) The speed of a sound pressure wave in air is 331.5+0.6Tc m/s , Tc

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

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

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Journal of Sound and Vibration ] (

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    Ge, Shuzhi Sam

    the ocean surface to the sea floor. With the trend towards oil and gas exploration in deeper watersJOURNAL OF SOUND AND VIBRATION Journal of Sound and Vibration ] (

  3. Puget Sound Career & Job Resources

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    Kaminsky, Werner

    Puget Sound Career & Job Resources The UW Career Center provides services to current UW students-8300; www.lwtech.edu/ #12;Puget Sound Career & Job Resources North Seattle Community College (206) 934, then Jobs & Careers ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Puget Sound Career Development Association (Professional Career

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - anticoincidence Sample Search Results

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    RAY CONFERENCE The BGO anticoincidence system of the PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray Summary: 30TH INTERNATIONAL COSMIC RAY CONFERENCE The BGO anticoincidence system of the...

  5. Sound | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty Edit with form HistoryRistmaSinosteelSolarSolkar SolarSomont GmbHSonnengeldSosSound

  6. Sound Waves, Thermal Conduction, and the Continuity Equation Carl Sovinec, T-15 LANL

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    Sovinec, Carl

    Sound Waves, Thermal Conduction, and the Continuity Equation Carl Sovinec, T-15 LANL 8 to sound waves when we use thermal conduction in our system of equations without continuity. The fluid definitions 0 02 p c , defining c as the adiabatic sound speed, kc 1 , the time for the adiabatic wave

  7. Wave-Based Sound Propagation in Large Open Scenes using an Equivalent Source Formulation

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Wave-Based Sound Propagation in Large Open Scenes using an Equivalent Source Formulation RAVISH We present a novel approach for wave-based sound propagation suitable for large, open spaces spanning or simulation systems, present a significant chal- lenge for interactive, wave-based sound propagation

  8. Sound Environment Analysis in Smart Home Mohamed A. Sehili1,3

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Sound Environment Analysis in Smart Home Mohamed A. Sehili1,3 , Benjamin Lecouteux2 , Michel Vacher evaluated thanks to a corpus of data acquired in a real smart home environment. The 4 steps of analysis be it for the modules evaluated in- dependently or for the whole system. Keywords: Smart Home, Sound Analysis, Sound

  9. SOUND CLASSIFICATION IN A SMART ROOM ENVIRONMENT: AN APPROACH USING GMM AND HMM METHODS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    be hospitalized at home and smart information systems would be needed in order to assist human operatorsSOUND CLASSIFICATION IN A SMART ROOM ENVIRONMENT: AN APPROACH USING GMM AND HMM METHODS Michel suited for sound classification. Until now, GMMs are frequently used for sound classification in smart

  10. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE ELECTRONICS, VOL. GE-8, NO. 1, JANUARY 1970 Balloon-Borne Radio Altimeter

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    Levanon, Nadav

    payload. The peak power of the altimeter was one watt. INTRODUCTION rl HE radiosonde, an instrument package elevated to high altitudes in the atmosphere by a buoy- ant balloon, is the most widespread means

  11. In-Flight Performance of the Balloon-Borne High Energy Focusing Telescope C. M. Hubert Chena

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    ¯ Field of view = 13' Optics ¯ Wolter-I conical approximation ¯ Dimensions: 12 cm radius, 20 cm ¯ Effective area of all three optics modules combined, including spacer obscuration, but excluding atmospheric

  12. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 461 (2001) 269271 CAPRICE98: a balloon-borne magnetic spectrometer

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    Morselli, Aldo

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and an angular resolution 52 mrad. It consisted of a 1 m tall box filled with the gas radiator: high-purity C4F10

  13. Abstract--During lung sound recordings, an incessant noise source occurs due to heart sounds. The heart sound

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    Moussavi, Zahra M. K.

    Abstract--During lung sound recordings, an incessant noise source occurs due to heart sounds. The heart sound interference on lung sounds is significant especially at low flow rates. In this paper a new to detect HN segments in the spectrogram of the recorded lung sound signal. Afterwards the algorithm removes

  14. EIS-0160: Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan

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    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bonneville Power Administration prepared this statement to assess the environmental and socioeconomic implications of potential solutions to address a power system problem in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.

  15. EFFECTS OF SOUND WAVES ON YOUNG SALMON

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    EFFECTS OF SOUND WAVES ON YOUNG SALMON Marine Biological Laboratory X. 1 33 R A. RTT ir.':; WOODS instantaneously to sounds. It was con- were tested in an experimental tank and in eluded that sound waves were, Wash . sound studies conducted under the above contract are terminated. #12;EFFECTS OF SOUND WAVES

  16. Wave Equation for Sound in Fluids with Vorticity

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    Santiago Esteban Perez Bergliaffa; Katrina Hibberd; Michael Stone; Matt Visser

    2001-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We use Clebsch potentials and an action principle to derive a closed system of gauge invariant equations for sound superposed on a general background flow. Our system reduces to the Unruh (1981) and Pierce (1990) wave equations when the flow is irrotational, or slowly varying. We illustrate our formalism by applying it to waves propagating in a uniformly rotating fluid where the sound modes hybridize with inertial waves.

  17. 2011 Interference -1 INTERFERENCE OF SOUND WAVES

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    Glashausser, Charles

    2011 Interference - 1 INTERFERENCE OF SOUND WAVES The objectives of this experiment are: · To measure the wavelength, frequency, and propagation speed of ultrasonic sound waves. · To observe interference phenomena with ultrasonic sound waves. APPARATUS: Oscilloscope, function generator, ultrasonic

  18. Puget Sound area electric reliability plan. Draft environmental impact statement

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    Not Available

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Ammonia availability shapes the seasonal distribution and activity of archaeal and bacterial ammonia oxidizers in the Puget Sound Estuary

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    de la Torre, José R.

    ammonia oxidizers in the Puget Sound Estuary Hidetoshi Urakawa,1,a,* Willm Martens-Habbena,1 Carme Huguet, a fjord within the Puget Sound, Washington State estuary system. A greater contribution of AOA numbers of AOA in Hood Canal, a fjord in the Puget Sound estuary system (Urakawa et al. 2010; Horak et al

  20. Puget Sound Dredged Disposal Analysis

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    Urabeck, F.J.; Phillips, K.E.

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Future disposal of dredged material in the Puget Sound estuary of the State of Washington is of major interest to Federal, state, and local governmental regulatory agencies, as well as those responsible for maintaining existing waterways and harbors. Elevated levels of toxic chemicals exist in bottom sediments of all the urban bays, with tumors and other biological abnormalities found in bottom fish associated with these water bodies. Public awareness of this situation has been heightened by extensive media coverage of recent government investigations of environmental conditions in Puget Sound. These investigations and public concerns have led to three ongoing regional planning efforts, all of which deal with Puget Sound water quality and marine bottom sediments. This paper reports on the Puget Sound Dredged Disposal Analysis (PSDDA), a 3-year joint Federal-state study primarily focusing on unconfined, open-water disposal of material dredged from Federal and non-Federal navigation projects. Study objectives include (a) selection of unconfined, open-water disposal sites; (b) development of sampling, testing, and test interpretation procedures to be used in evaluating the suitability of dredged material for disposal in Puget Sound waters; and (c) formulation of disposal site management plans. Preliminary findings for each of these objectives are discussed for central Puget Sound, which includes the ports of Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett.

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

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Design and implementation of an underwater sound recording device

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

    2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. A system architecture for long duration free floating flight for military applications

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    Epley, L.E. (CIRRUS Aerospace Corp., Burke, VA (USA))

    1990-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Accessibility is today's space frontier. Our need for wide-band global communications, earth imaging an sensing, atmospheric measurements and military reconnaissance is endless but growing dependence on space-based systems raises concerns about potential vulnerability. Military commanders want space assets more accessible and under direct local control. As a result, a robust and low cost access to space-like capability has become a national priority. Buoyant vehicles, free floating in the middle stratosphere could provide the kind of cost effective access to space-like capability needed for a verity of missions. These vehicles are inexpensive, invisible and easily launched. Developments in payload electronics, atmospheric wind modeling and materials combined with ever-improving communications and navigation infrastructure are making balloon-borne concepts more attractive. The fundamental question is whether a free floating balloon, used in a pseudo-satellite role, has value in a military system. Flight tests are ongoing under NASA sponsorship. Following these tests NASA intends to use the vehicles for research in the Antarctic. The concept is being reviewed by other agencies interested in stratospheric research. We believe that LDFFF systems have applications in areas of communications, surveillance and other traditional satellite missions. Dialogue with the broader community of space users is needed to expand the applications. This report reviews the status of the recent flight tests and presents an overview of the concept of Long Duration Free Floating Flight for military applications. 12 refs., 13 figs.

  4. IMMERSIVE SOUND RENDERING USING LASER-BASED TRACKING Panayiotis G. Georgiou, Athanasios Mouchtaris, Stergios I. Roumeliotis, Chris Kyriakakis

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    Roumeliotis, Stergios I.

    IMMERSIVE SOUND RENDERING USING LASER-BASED TRACKING Panayiotis G. Georgiou, Athanasios Mouchtaris behind the spatial sound renderer built at the University of Southern California's Immersive Audio Laboratory. In creating this sound rendering system, we were faced with three main challenges. First

  5. Thermoacoustic tomography, variable sound speed Plamen Stefanov

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    Stefanov, Plamen

    Thermoacoustic tomography, variable sound speed Plamen Stefanov Purdue University Based on a joint work with Gunther Uhlmann Plamen Stefanov (Purdue University ) Thermoacoustic tomography, variable sound speed 1 / 18 #12;Formulation Main Problem Thermoacoustic Tomography In thermoacoustic tomography

  6. Report of the Puget Sound Expedition

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    Report of the Puget Sound Expedition September 8-16, 1998 A Rapid Assessment Survey of Non-indigenous Species in the Shallow Waters of Puget Sound Prepared by Andrew Cohen, Claudia Mills, Helen Berry Olympia, WA 98504-7027 (360) 902-1100 #12;Report of the Puget Sound Expedition Sept. 8-16, 1998 Contents

  7. S10-Sound-Interference -1 -Page 1 of 8 INTERFERENCE OF SOUND WAVES

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    Glashausser, Charles

    S10-Sound-Interference - 1 - Page 1 of 8 INTERFERENCE OF SOUND WAVES PURPOSE: To measure the wavelength, frequency, and propagation speed of ultrasonic sound waves and to observe interference phenomena with ultrasonic sound waves. APPARATUS: Oscilloscope, function generator, transducers, meter stick, angle board

  8. KILLER WHALE, Orcinus orca, SOUNDS REPEL WHITE WHALES, D elphinapterus leucas

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    to the sounds. Theil' transmitting sys- tem was similar to the high-power system de- scribed here which we used. While in the river the whales feed on salmon smolt migrating down to the sea. Transmission of killer for underwater sound transmission. Most other workers at- tempting to influence the movement of wild whales

  9. On viscosity, conduction and sound waves in the intracluster medium

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    A. C. Fabian; C. S. Reynolds; G. B. Taylor; R. J. H. Dunn

    2005-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent X-ray and optical observations of the Perseus cluster indicate that the viscous and conductive dissipation of sound waves is the mechanism responsible for heating the intracluster medium and thus balancing radiative cooling of cluster cores. We discuss this mechanism more generally and show how the specific heating and cooling rates vary with temperature and radius. It appears that the heating mechanism is most effective above 10^7K, which allows for radiative cooling to proceed within normal galaxy formation but will stifle the growth of very massive galaxies. The scaling of the wavelength of sound waves with cluster temperature and feedback in the system are investigated.

  10. Sound waves and the absence of Galilean invariance in flocks

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    Yuhai Tu; John Toner; Markus Ulm

    1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a model of flocking for a very large system (N=320,000) numerically. We find that in the long wavelength, long time limit, the fluctuations of the velocity and density fields are carried by propagating sound modes, whose dispersion and damping agree quantitatively with the predictions of our previous work using a continuum equation. We find that the sound velocity is anisotropic and characterized by its speed $c$ for propagation perpendicular to the mean velocity $$, $$ itself, and a third velocity $\\lambda $, arising explicitly from the lack of Galilean invariance in flocks.

  11. and the Brain Sound may seem a straightforward physical phenom-

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    Hearing and the Brain Sound may seem a straightforward physical phenom- enon, whose waves can be recorded, charted and parsed. But no machines can do what the human brain does--understand a wide variety of electrical and computer engineering and member of the Institute for Systems Research, studies how the brain

  12. Experimenting with Sound Immersion in an Arts and Crafts Museum

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Experimenting with Sound Immersion in an Arts and Crafts Museum Fatima-Zahra Kaghat, Cécile Le.azough, leprado, cubaud}@cnam.fr, areti.damala@gmail.com Abstract. Technical museums are goods targets wireless devices. Our system takes into consideration the position of museum visitors as well

  13. Sound damping constant for generalized theories of gravity

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    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

    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.

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

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Advanced structure-borne sound Wave mobilities

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    ^p e j(v -p ) · Wave mobilities © Prof. B.A.T. Petersson Advanced structure-borne sound · Decomposed1 Advanced structure-borne sound p(kx) v(kx) v = p Y = ^ve- jkx x ejv ^pe- jkx x e jp = ^v ^p = ^v;2 Advanced structure-borne sound · Interface mobilities s C kp = 2p C kq = 2q C ; p = 0 ±1 ±2 ±3... ; q = 0

  16. Zero sound in dipolar Fermi gases

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    Ronen, Shai [JILA and Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80301 (United States); Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, and Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, A-6020 Innsbruck (Austria); Bohn, John L. [JILA and Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80301 (United States)

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the propagation of sound in a homogeneous dipolar gas at zero temperature, which is known as zero sound. We find that undamped zero sound propagation is possible only in a range of solid angles around the direction of polarization of the dipoles. Above a critical dipole moment, we find an unstable mode, by which the gas collapses locally perpendicular to the dipoles' direction.

  17. Sound Waves from Quenched Jets

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    Vladimir Khachatryan; Edward Shuryak

    2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Heavy ion collisions at RHIC/LHC energies are well described by the (nearly ideal) hydrodynamics. Last year this success has been extended to higher angular harmonics, $v_n,n=3..9$ induced by initial-state perturbations, in analogy to cosmic microwave background fluctuations. Here we use hydrodynamics to study sound propagation emitted by quenched jets. We use the so called "geometric acoustics" to follow the sound propagation, on top of the expanding fireball. The conical waves, known as "Mach cones", turn out to be strongly distorted. We show that large radial flow makes the observed particle spectra to be determined mostlly by the vicinity of their intersection with the fireball's space-like and time-like freezeout surfaces. We further show how the waves modify the freezeout surfaces and spectra. We end up comparing our calculations to the two-particle correlation functions at RHIC, while emphasizing that studies of dijet events observed at LHC should provide much better test of our theory.

  18. Schlumberger Resistivity Soundings At North Brawley Geothermal...

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    due to the success of a geothermal power plant at the southern part of Imperial Valley in Cerro Prieto, Mexico. Notes Schlumberger depth soundings were conducted across Imperial...

  19. Schlumberger Resistivity Soundings At Chena Geothermal Area ...

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    Schlumberger Resistivity Soundings Activity Date 1979 - 1980 Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis Geophysical studies through the University of Alaska...

  20. Experiment Indicates Sound Waves Can Trigger Quakes

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    in a laboratory setting, a Los Alamos researcher and his colleagues have shown that seismic waves-the sounds radiated from earthquakes-can induce earthquake aftershocks, often...

  1. Dynamic Range Adaptation to Sound Level Statistics in the Auditory Nerve

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    Dean, Isabel

    The auditory system operates over a vast range of sound pressure levels (100–120 dB) with nearly constant discrimination ability across most of the range, well exceeding the dynamic range of most auditory neurons (20–40 ...

  2. Satellite Infrared Soundings From NOAA Spacecraft

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    NOAA Tec / Satellite Infrared Soundings From NOAA Spacecraft #12;U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Infrared Soundings From NOAA Spacecraft L. M. McMillin D. Q. Wark J. M. Siomkajlo P. G. Abel A. Werbowetzki. E. Bittner C. M. Hayden #12;UDC 551.507.362.2:551.508.2:551.501.7:535-1 Physics Infrared radiation

  3. Generalised Soundness of Workflow Nets is Decidable

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    Sidorova, Natalia

    Generalised Soundness of Workflow Nets is Decidable Kees van Hee, Natalia Sidorova, and Marc investigate the decidability of the problem of generalised soundness for Workflow nets: ``Every marking with considering simple correctness criteria for Workflow nets and reduce them to the check of structural

  4. Central Puget Sound freeway network usage and performance. Research report

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    Ishimaru, J.M.; Hallenbeck, M.E.

    1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The summary report presents an overview of the level of traveler usage (e.g., how many vehicles use the freeways) and travel performance (e.g., how fast they are traveling, where and how often congestion occurs) on the principal urban freeways in the central Puget Sound area for 1997. Data presented in this report were collected by the Washington State Department of Transportation`s (WDSOT`s) freeway surveillance system.

  5. achieve uniform sound: Topics by E-print Network

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

    and Sound Renderer Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary: sound waves propagation is achieved by the ECHO module using an original hierarchical radiant...

  6. aggregate sound velocities: Topics by E-print Network

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

    an acoustic loop filter Physics Websites Summary: observation of negative group velocity propagation of sound waves through an asymmetric loop filterSound beyond the speed of...

  7. Analysis Procedure And Equipment For Deep Geoelectrical Soundings...

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    Soundings In Noisy Areas Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Analysis Procedure And Equipment For Deep Geoelectrical Soundings...

  8. Sound Science: Taking Action with Acoustics

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    Sinha, Dipen

    2014-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    From tin whistles to sonic booms, sound waves interact with each other and with the medium through which they travel. By observing these interactions, we can identify substances that are hidden in sealed containers and obtain images of buried objects. By manipulating the ability of sound to push matter around, we can create novel structures and unique materials. Join the Lab's own sound hound, Dipen Sinha, as he describes how he uses fundamental research in acoustics for solving problems in industry, security and health.

  9. Sound Science: Taking Action with Acoustics

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    Sinha, Dipen

    2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    From tin whistles to sonic booms, sound waves interact with each other and with the medium through which they travel. By observing these interactions, we can identify substances that are hidden in sealed containers and obtain images of buried objects. By manipulating the ability of sound to push matter around, we can create novel structures and unique materials. Join the Lab's own sound hound, Dipen Sinha, as he describes how he uses fundamental research in acoustics for solving problems in industry, security and health.

  10. 32ND INTERNATIONAL COSMIC RAY CONFERENCE, BEIJING 2011 Solar modulation of cosmic rays since 1936: Neutron monitors and balloon-borne data

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    Usoskin, Ilya G.

    32ND INTERNATIONAL COSMIC RAY CONFERENCE, BEIJING 2011 Solar modulation of cosmic rays since 1936¨a Geophysical Observatory, University of Oulu, Finland 2 Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences used to parameterize the energy spectrum of galactic cosmic rays, for the period from July 1936 through

  11. Nonlinear Sound during Granular Impact

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    Abram H. Clark; Alec J. Petersen; Lou Kondic; R. P. Behringer

    2014-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    How do dynamic stresses propagate in granular material after a high-speed impact? This occurs often in natural and industrial processes. Stress propagation in a granular material is controlled by the inter-particle force law, $f$, in terms of particle deformation, $\\delta$, often given by $f\\propto\\delta^{\\alpha}$, with $\\alpha>1$. This means that a linear wave description is invalid when dynamic stresses are large compared to the original confining pressure. With high-speed video and photoelastic grains with varying stiffness, we experimentally study how forces propagate following an impact and explain the results in terms of the nonlinear force law (we measure $\\alpha\\approx 1.4$). The spatial structure of the forces and the propagation speed, $v_f$, depend on a dimensionless parameter, $M'=t_cv_0/d$, where $v_0$ is the intruder speed at impact, $d$ is the grain diameter, and $t_c$ is a binary collision time between grains with relative speed $v_0$. For $M'\\ll 1$, propagati ng forces are chain-like, and the measured $v_f \\propto d/t_c\\propto v_b(v_0/v_b)^\\frac{\\alpha-1}{\\alpha+1}$, where $v_b$ is the bulk sound speed. For larger $M'$, the force response has a 2D character, and forces propagate faster than predicted by $d/t_c$ due to collective stiffening of a packing.

  12. Generation of Sound Bullets with a Nonlinear Acoustic Lens

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    Alessandro Spadoni; Chiara Daraio

    2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Acoustic lenses are employed in a variety of applications, from biomedical imaging and surgery, to defense systems, but their performance is limited by their linear operational envelope and complexity. Here we show a dramatic focusing effect and the generation of large amplitude, compact acoustic pulses (sound bullets) in solid and fluid media, enabled by a tunable, highly nonlinear acoustic lens. The lens consists of ordered arrays of granular chains. The amplitude, size and location of the sound bullets can be controlled by varying static pre-compression on the chains. We support our findings with theory, numerical simulations, and corroborate the results experimentally with photoelasticity measurements. Our nonlinear lens makes possible a qualitatively new way of generating high-energy acoustic pulses, enabling, for example, surgical control of acoustic energy.

  13. Puget Sound Energy- Resource Conservation Manager Program

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    Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Resource Conservation Manager Program (RCM) provides funding and support to customers who hire a RCM. The role of an RCM is to increase efficiency by focusing on...

  14. Merged Sounding Value-Added Product

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    Troyan, D

    2010-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Sound art and spatial practices : situating sound installation art since 1958

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    Ouzounian, Gascia

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the interior and exterior spaces as well as visuallydo not represent exterior space, but were conceived andexterior architecture. Varèse claimed that: Densil Cabrera, “Sound Space and

  16. Slow sound in lined flow ducts

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    Auregan, Yves

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the acoustic propagation in lined flow duct with a purely reactive impedance at the wall. This reacting liner has the capability to reduce the speed of sound, and thus to enhance the interaction between the acoustic propagation and the low Mach number flow ($M\\simeq0.3$). At the lower frequencies, there are typically 4 acoustic or hydrodynamic propagating modes, with 3 of them propagating in the direction of the flow. Above a critical frequency, there are only 2 propagating modes that all propagate in the direction of the flow. From the exact 2D formulation an approximate 1D model is developed to study the scattering of acoustic waves in a straight duct with varying wall impedance. This simple system, with a uniform flow and with a non-uniform liner impedance at the wall, permits to study the scattering between regions with different waves characteristics. Several situations are characterized to show the importance of negative energy waves, strong interactions between acoustic and hydrodynamic mod...

  17. Cosmological Baryon Sound Waves Coupled with the Primeval Radiation

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    Kazuhiro Yamamoto; Naoshi Sugiyama; Humitaka Sato

    1997-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The fluid equations for the baryon-electron system in an expanding universe are derived from the Boltzmann equation. The effect of the Compton interaction is taken into account properly in order to evaluate the photon-electron collisional term. As an application, the acoustic motions of the baryon-electron system after recombination are investigated. The effective adiabatic index $\\gamma$ is computed for sound waves of various wavelengths, assuming the perturbation amplitude is small. The oscillations are found to be dumped when $\\gamma$ changes from between 1 (for an isothermal process) to 5/3 (for an adiabatic process).

  18. toProtectandRestorePugetSound Final Report to the Puget Sound Partnership July 30, 2009 Grant #200806

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    Carrington, Emily

    1 Citizen Science Harnessing toProtectandRestorePugetSound Final Report to the Puget Sound;2 Harnessing Citizen Science to Protect and Restore Puget Sound Cover photo: Lopez Island's community salmon Department of Ecology Susan Bullerdick, COSEE-Ocean Learning Communities Doug Myers, People for Puget Sound

  19. Medical Remote Monitoring using sound environment analysis and wearable sensors 1 Medical Remote Monitoring using sound

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Medical Remote Monitoring using sound environment analysis and wearable sensors 1 X Medical Remote Monitoring using sound environment analysis and wearable sensors Dan Istrate1, Jérôme Boudy2, Hamid Medjahed1. In Europe, for example, the life expectancy for men is about 71 years and for women about 79 years

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

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

    2012-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  1. Temperature dependent sound velocity in hydrodynamic equations for relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Mikolaj Chojnacki

    2007-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the effects of different forms of the sound-velocity function cs(T) on the hydrodynamic evolution of matter formed in the central region of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. At high temperatures (above the critical temperature Tc) the sound velocity is calculated from the recent lattice simulations of QCD, while in the low temperature region it is obtained from the hadron gas model. In the intermediate region we use different interpolations characterized by the values of the sound velocity at the local maximum (at T = 0.4 Tc) and local minimum (at T = Tc). In all considered cases the temperature dependent sound velocity functions yield the entropy density, which is consistent with the lattice QCD simulations at high temperature. Our calculations show that the presence of a distinct minimum of the sound velocity leads to a very long (about 20 fm/c) evolution time of the system, which is not compatible with the recent estimates based on the HBT interferometry. Hence, we conclude that the hydrodynamic description is favored in the case where the cross-over phase transition renders the smooth sound velocity function with a possible shallow minimum at Tc.

  2. Spectral analyses of avian heart value sounds

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    Jeyaseelan, Prithika

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    septum gives rise to a small positive R wave in the elctrocardiogram. The depolarization wave moves upwards along the walls ol' the right and left ventri- cles, giving rise to the S wave in the electrocardiogram. Ventricular depolarization lasts.... The fourth sound is fused with the first in individuals having a short P-R interval in the EGG. In rare cs. ses a third component caused by the presystolic tensing of the AV valves had been recorded (19). A fifth sound occurs in some cases after the third...

  3. Sound Geothermal Corporation | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro Industries Pvt LtdShawangunk, NewSingaporeSonix Japan Inc Jump to:Sound Beach, New York:Sound

  4. Travel Diary-Based Emissions Analysis of Telecommuting for the Puget Sound Demonstration Project

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    Henderson, Dennis K; Koenig, Brett E; Mokhtarian, Patricia L

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    B. and P. L. Mokhtarian (1993) "Puget Sound TelecommutingQuaid, M. and B. Lagerberg (1992) "Puget Sound Telecommutingof Telecommuting for the Puget Sound Demonstration Project

  5. Review: Saving Puget Sound: A Conservation Strategy for the 21st Century by John Lombard

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    Miller, Ryder W.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Review: Saving Puget Sound: a Conservation Strategy for theUSA John Lombard. Saving Puget Sound: A Conservationan impassioned plea to save the Puget Sound region from the

  6. ester Thurow says "what sounds sensible (export

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    ester Thurow says "what sounds sensible (export more) when heard sepa- rately in each country becomes nonsense when aggregated around the world. No one can have more net exports unless someone else a strong relationship between exports and farm prosperity in the United States. From the early 1900s

  7. Demonstrations: sound source for Doppler shift

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    Boal, David

    of the Universe Doppler effect The technique for measuring the velocities of very remote galaxies is based uponDemonstrations: ·sound source for Doppler shift ·big balloon and labels Text: Mod. Phys. 8.A, 8.B, 8.C Problems: 1, 3, 6, 7 from Ch. 8 What's important: ·Doppler shift ·Hubble's law ·age

  8. LEE-0152- In the Matter of Sound Oil Company

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    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,...

  9. The Archeology of Relic Sound Waves J.R. Gladden

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    Gladden, Josh

    The Archeology of Relic Sound Waves J.R. Gladden Assistant Professor of Physics University and results from this large body of work. I have found the recent article "Cosmic sound waves rule" by Daniel" in the movies aside). However, there was a time when sound waves filled the entire universe, and recent

  10. INFLUENCE OF SOUND WAVE STIMULATION ON THE GROWTH OF

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    Boyer, Edmond

    INFLUENCE OF SOUND WAVE STIMULATION ON THE GROWTH OF STRAWBERRY IN SUNLIGHT GREENHOUSE Lirong Qi differences between the circumstances of the two sunlight greenhouses, the strawberry after the sound wave disease and insect pest were enhanced. The experiment results show that sound wave stimulation can

  11. ISIS, AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO SOUND WAVES Clarence Barlow

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    ISIS, AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO SOUND WAVES Clarence Barlow Royal Conservatoire Juliana van Sinusoids', is a means of mathematically interpolating sine wave segments between the samples of a sound wave recording (the word "sample" is here used as in "sample rate"). The sound wave is thus

  12. NOAA Support for Puget Sound Shellfish: Native Oysters, Abalone &

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    NOAA Support for Puget Sound Shellfish: Native Oysters, Abalone & a Healthy Marine Habitatnoaa shellfish aquaculture and conservation in Puget Sound as part of NOAA's comprehensive strategy,000 to Rebuild Native Oysters in Puget Sound According to The Nature Conservancy, "shellfish reefs are the most

  13. UNCORRECTEDPROOF Profiles of Alexandrium catenella cysts in Puget Sound sediments

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    Shull, David H.

    UNCORRECTEDPROOF Profiles of Alexandrium catenella cysts in Puget Sound sediments and the geographical scope of shellfish closures in Puget Sound have increased in recent decades. PSP, monitored by the Washington Department of Health, has spread from Sequim Bay in the 1950s into central Puget Sound in the 1970

  14. patible with the distribution and behavior of Puget Sound ratfish.

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    patible with the distribution and behavior of Puget Sound ratfish. While no quantitative measurements were made of light intensity or wavelength, to the human eye, the water in Puget Sound is quite it is found closer to shore in Puget Sound than in other areas in its range. In summary, the data indicate

  15. Fish Foraging on an Artificial Reef in Puget Sound, Washington

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    Fish Foraging on an Artificial Reef in Puget Sound, Washington GREGORY J. HUECKEL and R. LEE with an artificial reef in Puget Sound to increase our knowledge of the changes in the structure of the fish com with an artificial reef in Puget Sound, Wash. Stomachs ofthesefish species, dissectedfrom 609 fish speared on, around

  16. Ecology of Puget Sound Winter 2001: All Level Group Contract

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    Thuesen, Erik V.

    - 1 - Ecology of Puget Sound Winter 2001: All Level Group Contract Faculty: Erik Thuesen (thuesene@evergreen.edu), Lab 1 3065 This program will investigate ecological interactions of the organisms in the Puget Sound in Puget Sound for hands-on observations and field work. There will be one multi-day field trip to Friday

  17. Structure-borne sound Flexural wave (bending wave)

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    1 Structure-borne sound · Flexural wave (bending wave) »One dimensional (beam) +(/x)dx +(/x)dx = (/x) (/x)dx=(2/x2)dx Mz +(Mz/x)dx Mz vy Fy Fy +(Fy/x)dx Structure-borne sound · Bending wave ­ flexural wave #12;2 Structure-borne sound · Two obliquely propagating waves + - + + - + - Structure

  18. Detection of aeroacoustic sound sources on aircraft and wind turbines

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    Twente, Universiteit

    Detection of aeroacoustic sound sources on aircraft and wind turbines Stefan Oerlemans #12;Detection of aeroacoustic sound sources on aircraft and wind turbines S. Oerlemans Thesis University;DETECTION OF AEROACOUSTIC SOUND SOURCES ON AIRCRAFT AND WIND TURBINES PROEFSCHRIFT ter verkrijging van de

  19. Computerised lung sound analysis to improve the specificity of paediatric

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    Elhilali, Mounya

    Computerised lung sound analysis to improve the specificity of paediatric pneumonia diagnosis that pulmonary pathology can be differentiated from normal using computerised lung sound analysis (CLSA). The authors will record lung sounds from 600 children aged #5 years, 100 each with consolidative pneumonia

  20. Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Modeling Study: Development of an Intermediate Scale Water Quality Model

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

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Salish Sea, including Puget Sound, is a large estuarine system bounded by over seven thousand miles of complex shorelines, consists of several subbasins and many large inlets with distinct properties of their own. Pacific Ocean water enters Puget Sound through the Strait of Juan de Fuca at depth over the Admiralty Inlet sill. Ocean water mixed with freshwater discharges from runoff, rivers, and wastewater outfalls exits Puget Sound through the brackish surface outflow layer. Nutrient pollution is considered one of the largest threats to Puget Sound. There is considerable interest in understanding the effect of nutrient loads on the water quality and ecological health of Puget Sound in particular and the Salish Sea as a whole. The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to develop a coupled hydrodynamic and water quality model. The water quality model simulates algae growth, dissolved oxygen, (DO) and nutrient dynamics in Puget Sound to inform potential Puget Sound-wide nutrient management strategies. Specifically, the project is expected to help determine 1) if current and potential future nitrogen loadings from point and non-point sources are significantly impairing water quality at a large scale and 2) what level of nutrient reductions are necessary to reduce or control human impacts to DO levels in the sensitive areas. The project did not include any additional data collection but instead relied on currently available information. This report describes model development effort conducted during the period 2009 to 2012 under a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cooperative agreement with PNNL, Ecology, and the University of Washington awarded under the National Estuary Program

  1. Sound Wave in Vortex with Sink

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    Soumen Basak

    2003-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Using Komar's definition, we give expressions for the mass and angular momentum of a rotating acoustic black hole. We show that the mass and angular momentum so defined, obey the equilibrium version of the first law of Black Hole thermodynamics. We also show that when a phonon passes by a vortex with a sink, its trajectory is bent. The angle of bending of the sound wave to leading order is quadratic in $A/cb$ and $B/cb$, where $b$ is the impact parameter and $A$ and $B$ are the parameters in the velocity of the fluid flow. The time delay in the propagation of sound wave which to first order depends only on $B/c^2$ and is independent of $A$.

  2. SoundWave: Using the Doppler Effect to Sense Gestures Sidhant Gupta1,2

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    Anderson, Richard

    SoundWave: Using the Doppler Effect to Sense Gestures Sidhant Gupta1,2 , Dan Morris1 , Shwetak N a well-understood phenomenon known as the "Doppler effect" or "Doppler shift", which characterizes to vision-based systems. We are not the first to use sonic techniques or the Doppler effect for gesture

  3. Testing Cosmology with Cosmic Sound Waves

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    Pier Stefano Corasaniti; Alessandro Melchiorri

    2008-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    WMAP observations have accurately determined the position of the first two peaks and dips in the CMB temperature power spectrum. These encode information on the ratio of the distance to the last scattering surface to the sound horizon at decoupling. However pre-recombination processes can contaminate this distance information. In order to assess the amplitude of these effects we use the WMAP data and evaluate the relative differences of the CMB peaks and dips multipoles. We find that the position of the first peak is largely displaced with the respect to the expected position of the sound horizon scale at decoupling. In contrast the relative spacings of the higher extrema are statistically consistent with those expected from perfect harmonic oscillations. This provides evidence for a scale dependent phase shift of the CMB oscillations which is caused by gravitational driving forces affecting the propagation of sound waves before recombination. By accounting for these effects we have performed a MCMC likelihood analysis to constrain in combination with recent BAO data a constant dark energy equation w. For a flat universe we find at 95% upper limit w<-1.10, and including the HST prior w<-1.14, which are only marginally consistent with limits derived from the supernova SNLS sample. Larger limits are obtained for non-flat cosmologies. From the full CMB likelihood analysis we also estimate the values of the shift parameter R and the multipole l_a of the acoustic horizon at decoupling for several cosmologies to test their dependence on model assumptions. Although the analysis of the full CMB spectra should be always preferred, using the position of the CMB peaks and dips provide a simple and consistent method for combining CMB constraints with other datasets.

  4. Testing cosmology with cosmic sound waves

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    Corasaniti, Pier Stefano [LUTH, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS UMR 8102, Universite Paris Diderot, 5 Place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon Cedex (France); Melchiorri, Alessandro [Dipartimento di Fisica e Sezione INFN, Universita degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Ple Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome (Italy); CERN, Theory Division, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland)

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations have accurately determined the position of the first two peaks and dips in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature power spectrum. These encode information on the ratio of the distance to the last scattering surface to the sound horizon at decoupling. However prerecombination processes can contaminate this distance information. In order to assess the amplitude of these effects, we use the WMAP data and evaluate the relative differences of the CMB peak and dip multipoles. We find that the position of the first peak is largely displaced with respect to the expected position of the sound horizon scale at decoupling. In contrast, the relative spacings of the higher extrema are statistically consistent with those expected from perfect harmonic oscillations. This provides evidence for a scale dependent phase shift of the CMB oscillations which is caused by gravitational driving forces affecting the propagation of sound waves before recombination. By accounting for these effects we have performed a Markov Chain Monte Carlo likelihood analysis of the location of WMAP extrema to constrain, in combination with recent BAO data, a constant dark energy equation of state parameter w. For a flat universe we find a strong 2{sigma} upper limit w<-1.10, and including the Hubble Space Telescope prior, we obtain w<-1.14, which is only marginally consistent with limits derived from the Supernova Legacy Survey sample. On the other hand, we infer larger limits for nonflat cosmologies. From the full CMB likelihood analysis, we also estimate the values of the shift parameter R and the multipole l{sub a} of the acoustic horizon at decoupling for several cosmologies, to test their dependence on model assumptions. Although the analysis of the full CMB spectra should always be preferred, using the position of the CMB peaks and dips provides a simple and consistent method for combining CMB constraints with other data sets.

  5. Sound Coiled-Tubing Drilling Practices

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

    2001-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Gravity waves generated by sounds from Big Bang phase transitions

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    Tigran Kalaydzhyan; Edward Shuryak

    2015-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Inhomogeneities associated with the cosmological QCD and electroweak phase transitions produce hydrodynamical perturbations, longitudinal sounds and rotations. It has been demonstrated by Hindmarsh et al. that the sounds produce gravity waves (GW) well after the phase transition is over. We further argue, that, under certain conditions, an inverse acoustic cascade may occur and move sound perturbations from the (UV) momentum scale at which the sound is originally produced to much smaller (IR) momenta. Weak turbulence regime of this cascade is studied via Boltzmann equation, possessing stationary power and time-dependent self-similar solutions. We suggest certain indices for strong turbulence regime as well, into which the cascade eventually proceeds. Finally, we point out that two on shell sound waves can produce one on-shell gravity wave, and evaluate the rate of the process using standard sound loop diagram.

  7. The Speed of Sound in Hadronic Matter

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    Castorina, P; Miller, D E; Satz, H

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate the speed of sound $c_s$ in an ideal gas of resonances whose mass spectrum is assumed to have the Hagedorn form $\\rho(m) \\sim m^{-a}\\exp{bm}$, which leads to singular behavior at the critical temperature $T_c = 1/b$. With $a = 4$ the pressure and the energy density remain finite at $T_c$, while the specific heat diverges there. As a function of the temperature the corresponding speed of sound initially increases similarly to that of an ideal pion gas until near $T_c$ where the resonance effects dominate causing $c_s$ to vanish as $(T_c - T)^{1/4}$. In order to compare this result to the physical resonance gas models, we introduce an upper cut-off M in the resonance mass integration. Although the truncated form still decreases somewhat in the region around $T_c$, the actual critical behavior in these models is no longer present.

  8. Electromagnetic Soundings At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Mallan...

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    Mallan, Et Al., 2001) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Electromagnetic Soundings At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Mallan, Et Al.,...

  9. UBC 50th Anniversary Sound Collection / UBC Archives (collector)

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    Handy, Todd C.

    UBC 50th Anniversary Sound Collection / UBC Archives (collector) Compiled by Erwin Wodarczak (2006 Archives (collector). ­ September- October 1965. 20 audio recordings. Administrative Sketch The University

  10. atmospheric sound: Topics by E-print Network

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

    and Applications of Atmospheric Soundings from Geostationary Environmental Sciences and Ecology Websites Summary: products can help nowcasting, an improved clear-sky physical...

  11. Puget Sound Energy- Portable Classroom Energy Efficient Controls Rebate Program

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    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...

  12. Electromagnetic Soundings At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area...

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    of this study was to obtain a more complete model of the geologic structure and hydrology of Kilauea's east rift zone Notes Electromagnetic transient soundings were conducted...

  13. Puget Sound Energy- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

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    Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs offer a variety of incentives for customers who purchase energy efficient appliances and equipment. Rebates include furnaces...

  14. Puget Sound Energy- Multi-Family Efficiency Programs

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    Puget Sound Energy (PSE) offers two different programs for multifamily energy efficiency rebates: the Multifamily Retrofit Program and the Multifamily New Construction Program. In order to...

  15. accurate sound localization: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Profile Layers Engineering Websites Summary: Accurate Ranging in a Stratified Underwater Medium with Multiple Iso-gradient Sound Speed Profile between sensor nodes in an...

  16. Puget Sound Energy- Commercial Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Programs

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    Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Programs offer a variety of incentives to non-residential customers. Eligible technologies include lighting measures, air conditioners,...

  17. Nonlinear theory of ionic sound waves in a hot quantum-degenerate electron-positron-ion plasma

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    Dubinov, A. E., E-mail: dubinov-ae@yandex.ru; Sazonkin, M. A., E-mail: figma@mail.r [Sarov State Physicotechnical Institute (Russian Federation)

    2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A collisionless nonmagnetized e-p-i plasma consisting of quantum-degenerate gases of ions, electrons, and positrons at nonzero temperatures is considered. The dispersion equation for isothermal ionic sound waves is derived and analyzed, and an exact expression is obtained for the linear velocity of ionic sound. Analysis of the dispersion equation has made it possible to determine the ranges of parameters in which nonlinear solutions in the form of solitons should be sought. A nonlinear theory of isothermal ionic sound waves is developed and used for obtaining and analyzing the exact solution to the system of initial equations. Analysis has been carried out by the method of the Bernoulli pseudopotential. The ranges of phase velocities of periodic ionic sound waves and soliton velocities are determined. It is shown that in the plasma under investigation, these ranges do not overlap and that the soliton velocity cannot be lower than the linear velocity of ionic sound. The profiles of physical quantities in a periodic wave and in a soliton are constructed, as well as the dependences of the velocity of sound and the critical velocity on the ionic concentration in the plasma. It is shown that these velocities increase with the ion concentration.

  18. Online Submission ID: 0594 Sound Propagation in Large Complex Environments Using Wave-Ray Coupling

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Online Submission ID: 0594 Sound Propagation in Large Complex Environments Using Wave-Ray Coupling-3 cal acoustic techniques for sound propagation that computes how4 sound waves travel in space reducing the overall computation.19 1 Introduction20 Sound propagation techniques determine how sound waves

  19. Online Submission ID: 0301 Wave-Ray Coupling for Interactive Sound Propagation in Large Complex Scenes

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Online Submission ID: 0301 Wave-Ray Coupling for Interactive Sound Propagation in Large Complex numerical techniques.18 1 Introduction19 Sound propagation techniques are used to model how sound waves20 applications use geometric sound propagation40 techniques, which assume that sound waves travels like rays

  20. The Automation of Sound Reasoning and Successful Proof Finding

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    Fitelson, Branden

    709 44 The Automation of Sound Reasoning and Successful Proof Finding LARRY WOS AND BRANDEN scientist naturally envisioned the automation of sound rea- soning ­ reasoning in which conclusions, and find proofs. But can such logical reasoning be fully automated? Can a single computer program

  1. Gravity waves generated by sounds from Big Bang phase transitions

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    Kalaydzhyan, Tigran

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Inhomogeneities associated with the cosmological QCD and electroweak phase transitions produce hydrodynamical perturbations, longitudinal sounds and rotations. It has been demonstrated numerically by Hindmarsh et al. that the sounds produce gravity waves (GW), and that this process does continue well after the phase transition is over. We further introduce a long period of the so-called inverse acoustic cascade, between the UV momentum scale at which the sound is originally produced and the IR scale at which GW is generated. It can be described by the Boltzmann equation, possessing stationary power and self-similar time-dependent solutions. If the sound dispersion law allows one-to-two sound decays, the exponent of the power solution is large and a strong amplification of the sound amplitude (limited only by the total energy) takes place. Alternative scenario dominated by sound scattering leads to smaller indices and much smaller IR sound amplitude. We also point out that two on shell phonons can produce a gr...

  2. Dust-Acoustic Waves: Visible Sound Waves Robert L. Merlino

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    Merlino, Robert L.

    Dust-Acoustic Waves: Visible Sound Waves Robert L. Merlino Department of Physics and Astronomy with their announcement that: "We find that a new type of sound wave, namely, the dust-acoustic waves, can appear" [1 and experimental work on dust acoustic waves is given. The basic physics of the dust acoustic wave and some

  3. Wave-Based Sound Propagation for VR Applications Ravish Mehra

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Wave-Based Sound Propagation for VR Applications Ravish Mehra University of North Carolina to state-of-the-art wave solvers, enabling real-time, wave-based sound propagation in scenes spanning propagation accurately, it is important to develop interactive wave-based propagation techniques. We present

  4. TIME-PERIODIC SOUND WAVE PROPAGATION COMPRESSIBLE EULER EQUATIONS

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    A PARADIGM FOR TIME-PERIODIC SOUND WAVE PROPAGATION IN THE COMPRESSIBLE EULER EQUATIONS BLAKE consistent with time-periodic sound wave propagation in the 3 Ã? 3 nonlinear compressible Euler equations description of shock-free waves that propagate through an oscillating entropy field without breaking or dis

  5. South Puget Sound Community College Portland State University Transfer Worksheet

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    Caughman, John

    South Puget Sound Community College Portland State University Transfer Worksheet Transferring to Portland State University (PSU) with a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Associates degree from South Puget) #12;South Puget Sound Community College Portland State University 2. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS The majority

  6. SOUND COMPLIANCE MONITORING FOR THE GAMESA WIND TURBINE

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    SOUND COMPLIANCE MONITORING FOR THE GAMESA WIND TURBINE UD - LEWES, DELAWARE January 2011 ` #12;SOUND COMPLIANCE MONITORING FOR THE GAMESA WIND TURBINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE LEWES, DELAWARE A Gamesa G90 2.0-MW wind turbine operates at the University of Delaware (UD), Lewes campus on a parcel

  7. Description Sound Devices USBPre is a complete, portable hardware

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    Description Sound Devices USBPre is a complete, portable hardware interface for PC and Mac audio electronics, and S/PDIF digital sources with personal computers. Its high-performance, 24-bit 9.x and Windows. SOUND DEVICES #12;Specifications Frequency Response: (reference 1 kHz) 10 Hz - 20 k

  8. Impacts of Center-Based Telecommuting on Travel and Emissions: Analysis of the Puget Sound Demonstration Project

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    Henderson, Dennis K.; Mokhtarian, Patricia L.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of telecommuting D. , for the Puget Sound Demonstrationof transportation strategies: The Puget Sound TelecommutingLagerberg B. (1992) Puget sound telecommutingdemonstration:

  9. Using Travel Diary Data to Estimate the Emissions Impacts of Transportation Strategies: The Puget Sound Telecommuting Demonstration Project

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    Henderson, Dennis K.; Koenig, Brett E.; Mokhtarian, Patricia L.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1996. Davis), M. ; B. ~Puget telecommuting Sound demons~’a-of Transportation Strategies: The Puget Sound Telecomrnutingof Transportation Strategies: The Puget Sound Telecommuting

  10. Impacts of Center-Based Telecommuting on Travel and Emissions: Analysis of the Puget Sound Demonstration Project

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    Henderson, Dennis; Mohktarian, Patricia

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lagerberg B. (1992) Puget sound telecommuting demonstration:EMISSIONS: ANALYSIS OF THE PUGET SOUND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTthe travel diaries of the Puget Sound Project participants.

  11. Design and implementation of an underwater sound recording device

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    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

    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.

  12. Spatial Sound Rendering Using Measured Room Impulse Responses Yan Li, Peter F. Driessen

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    Driessen, Peter F.

    Spatial Sound Rendering Using Measured Room Impulse Responses Yan Li, Peter F. Driessen Dept, Banff Centre Banff, Alberta, Canada Abstract-- Spatial sound rendering has many applications different quality and complexity requirements. This paper presents a new spatial sound rendering framework

  13. Acoustic Analysis of R.E.E.L. Semi-Reveberant Sound Chamber

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    Elliston, Sean David

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The Riverside Energy Efficiency Laboratory at Texas A&M University conducts sound quality testing for the Home Ventilating Institute. When the Home Ventilating Institute initially established their sound quality test, the semi-reverberant sound...

  14. A Survey of Biological Underwater Noises Off the Coast of California and in Upper Puget Sound

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    Johnson, Martin W

    1943-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF CALIFORNIA AND IN UPPER PUGET SOUND by Martin W Johnson iin noise conditions in the Puget Sound area. ii CONFIDENTIALin background noises in the Puget Sound area which had been

  15. Travel Trends Using the Puget Sound Panel Survey: A Generalized Estimating Equations Approach

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    Yee, Julie; Niemeier, Debbie

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    panel survey for the Puget Sound Region. Trans­ portationTravel trends using the Puget Sound Panel Table 18. Wave 1longitudinal data from the Puget Sound Transportation Panel.

  16. Tidal Residual Eddies and their Effect on Water Exchange in Puget Sound

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    Yang, Zhaoqing; Wang, Taiping

    2013-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Tidal residual eddies are one of the important hydrodynamic features in tidally dominant estuaries and coastal bays, and they could have significant effects on water exchange in a tidal system. This paper presents a modeling study of tides and tidal residual eddies in Puget Sound, a tidally dominant fjord-like estuary in the Pacific Northwest coast, using a three-dimensional finite-volume coastal ocean model. Mechanisms of vorticity generation and asymmetric distribution patterns around an island/headland were analyzed using the dynamic vorticity transfer approach and numerical experiments. Model results of Puget Sound show that a number of large twin tidal residual eddies exist in the Admiralty Inlet because of the presence of major headlands in the inlet. Simulated residual vorticities near the major headlands indicate that the clockwise tidal residual eddy (negative vorticity) is generally stronger than the anticlockwise eddy (positive vorticity) because of the effect of Coriolis force. The effect of tidal residual eddies on water exchange in Puget Sound and its sub-basins were evaluated by simulations of dye transport. It was found that the strong transverse variability of residual currents in the Admiralty Inlet results in a dominant seaward transport along the eastern shore and a dominant landward transport along the western shore of the Inlet. A similar transport pattern in Hood Canal is caused by the presence of tidal residual eddies near the entrance of the canal. Model results show that tidal residual currents in Whidbey Basin are small in comparison to other sub-basins. A large clockwise residual circulation is formed around Vashon Island near entrance of South Sound, which can potentially constrain the water exchange between the Central Basin and South Sound.

  17. The effects of sound on the boundary layer of an airfoil at high angles of attack

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    Hutchinson, Thomas Ira

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    were run to determine the lift coefficients for the NACA 4415 airfoil model used. At this time, irreparable internal leaks in the static pressure system of the airfoil were discovered, apparently caused by aging since the airfoil had last been used.... This report also contains an early mention of the use of sound as a means of controlling airflow. This came about while seeking a means of producing artificial disturbances in the airflow of known frequency and amplitude. One of these methods involved...

  18. Fast high-order algorithms and well-conditioned integral equations for high-frequency sound-hard scattering problems

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    Turc, Catalin

    equations do not give rise to sparse systems of linear equations, the smaller-sized associated boundary algorithm for this prob- lem whose performance is similar to that arising from the sound-soft method [9 is based on the Nystr¨om methodology introduced in [23]: global trigonometric approximations

  19. Detecting Sound-Wave-Like Surface Brightness Ripples in Cluster Cores

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    J. Graham; A. C. Fabian; J. S. Sanders

    2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the observational requirements for the detection of sound-wave-like features in galaxy cluster cores. We calculate the effect of projection on the observed wave amplitude, and find that the projection factor depends only weakly on the underlying cluster properties but strongly on the wavelength of the sound waves, with the observed amplitude being reduced by a factor ~5 for 5 kpc waves but only by a factor ~ 2 for 25 kpc waves. We go on to estimate the time needed to detect ripples similar to those previously detected in the Perseus cluster in other clusters. We find that the detection time scales most strongly with the flux of the cluster and the amplitude of the ripples. By connecting the ripple amplitude to the heating power in the system, we estimate detection times for a selection of local clusters and find that several may have ripples detected with ~1Ms Chandra time.

  20. Hearing Material 1 Perception of Material from Contact Sounds

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    Pai, Dinesh

    of simulated enviroments. This circumstance is unfortunate, when one considers that sounds provide important, the force of impact, and the location of contact relative to object geometry. In this paper we concentrate

  1. Non-Gaussianities of primordial perturbations and tensor sound speed

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    Toshifumi Noumi; Masahide Yamaguchi

    2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the relation between the non-Gaussianities of the primordial perturbations and the sound speed of the tensor perturbations, that is, the propagation speed of the gravitational waves. We find that the sound speed of the tensor perturbations is directly related not to the auto-bispectrum of the tensor perturbations but to the cross-bispectrum of the primordial perturbations, especially, the scalar-tensor-tensor bispectrum. This result is in sharp contrast with the case of the scalar (curvature) perturbations, where their reduced sound speed enhances their auto-bispectrum. Our findings indicate that the scalar-tensor-tensor bispectrum can be a powerful tool to probe the sound speed of the tensor perturbations.

  2. Sound Waves in (2+1) Dimensional Holographic Magnetic Fluids

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    Evgeny I. Buchbinder; Alex Buchel; Samuel E. Vazquez

    2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We use the AdS/CFT correspondence to study propagation of sound waves in strongly coupled (2+1) dimensional conformal magnetic fluids. Our computation provides a nontrivial consistency check of the viscous magneto-hydrodynamics of Hartnoll-Kovtun-Muller-Sachdev to leading order in the external field. Depending on the behavior of the magnetic field in the hydrodynamic limit, we show that it can lead to further attenuation of sound waves in the (2+1) dimensional conformal plasma, or reduce the speed of sound. We present both field theory and dual supergravity descriptions of these phenomena. While to the leading order in momenta the dispersion of the sound waves obtained from the dual supergravity description agrees with the one predicted from field theory, we find a discrepancy at higher order. This suggests that further corrections to HKMS magneto-hydrodynamics are necessary.

  3. Guessing Attacks and the Computational Soundness of Static Equivalence

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    Warinschi, Bogdan

    Guessing Attacks and the Computational Soundness of Static Equivalence Martin Abadi1 , Mathieu static equivalence. Static equivalence depends on an underlying equa- tional theory. The choice, fundamental cryp- tographic operations. This equational theory yields a notion of static equivalence

  4. NEURAL PROCESSING OF EMOTIONAL MUSIC AND SOUNDS IN DEPRESSION

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    Lepping, Rebecca Jo Chambers

    2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The present study uses functional MRI and an emotional sound and music paradigm to examine how neural processing of emotionally provocative auditory stimuli is altered in depression. Functional MRI was used to localize the ...

  5. afro celt sound: Topics by E-print Network

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    the IEA R&D Wind's Topical expert meeting on Material recycling and life cycle analysis (LCA) of wind turbines 445 and the Brain Sound may seem a straightforward physical phenom-...

  6. Sound localization and interaural time sensitivity with bilateral cochlear implants

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    Poon, Becky Bikkei

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bilateral cochlear implantation is becoming more common as clinicians attempt to provide better sound-source localization and speech reception in noise for cochlear implant (CI) users. While some improvement over the ...

  7. Sound-induced micromechanical motions in an isolated cochlea preparation

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    Page, Scott Lawrence

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Delgutte, Bertrand

    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 ...

  9. PUGET SOUND ENERGY, INC- 14-123-LNG

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    The Office of Fossil Energy gives notice of receipt of an application filed on September 4,  2014, by Puget Sound Energy, Inc. requesting authorization to import and export a combined total of up...

  10. Update on the Micro-X Sounding Rocket payload

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    Figueroa-Feliciano, Enectalí

    The Micro-X High Resolution Microcalorimeter X-ray Imaging Rocket is a sounding rocket experiment that will combine a transition-edge-sensor X-ray-microcalorimeter array with a conical imaging mirror to obtain high- ...

  11. The geometry of sound rays in a wind

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    G. W. Gibbons; C. M. Warnick

    2011-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Temporal trends of contaminants recorded in sediments of Puget Sound

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    Crecelius, E.A.; Curl, H.C. Jr.

    1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the temporal trends of contamination that can be inferred from the chemical composition of age-dated sediment cores from central Puget Sound. The fine-grain sediment (less than 10% sand) of the deep region (>150m) of central Puget Sound, which accumulates relatively undisturbed sediment at a rate of approximately 1 cm per year, provides a useful record of the history of contamination. 21 refs., 4 figs.

  13. Determination of wind from Nimbus-6 satellite sounding data 

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    Carle, William Everett

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DETERMINATION OF WIND FROM NIMBUS-6 SATELLITE SOUNDING DATA A Thesis by WILLIAM EVERETT CARLE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfil!. ment of the requirement for the deg. . ec of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1979 Major Subject: Meteorology DETEIQ&INATION OE WIND PROS1 NINEDS-6 SATELLITE SOUNDING DATA A Thesis WILLIA11 EVERETT CARLE Aporoved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Commi tee) Nember) (Head of Department) December 1979...

  14. Contaminant loading to Puget Sound from two marinas. Puget Sound estuary program. Final report, June 1988-October 1988

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    Crecelius, E.A.; Fortman, T.J.; Kiesser, S.L.; Apts, C.W.; Cotter, O.A.

    1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concentrations of Cu, Pb, Zn, PAH's, TBT and FC bacteria were measured in surface sediment, sediment-trap, and water-column samples at two marinas in Puget Sound during summer of 1988. Levels of contaminants inside the marinas were compared with levels outside. TBT had greatest elevation in marina sediments compared to reference sediments. Few of sediments exceeded Puget Sound AET sediment quality values but most did exceed PSDDA screening levels for in-water disposal of dredged sediment. All marinas estimated to contribute less than one percent of total mass loading of Cu, Pb and Zn to main basin of Puget Sound. Contribution of TBT may be much more significant if antifouling paints are the major source for Puget Sound.

  15. Evaluation of a MUSIC-based real-time sound localization of multiple sound sources in real noisy environments

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    Chatot, Olivier

    With the goal of improving human-robot speech communication, the localization of multiple sound sources in the 3D-space based on the MUSIC algorithm was implemented and evaluated in a humanoid robot embedded in real noisy ...

  16. Sound attenuation and dispersion near the nematic-smectic A phase transition of a liquid crystal (*)

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    Boyer, Edmond

    L-287 Sound attenuation and dispersion near the nematic- smectic A phase transition of a liquid anomalous attenuation of sound. The coupling also gives a contri- bution to the speed of sound near on the pro- pagation of longitudinal sound waves near the nema- tic-smectic A transition of liquid crystals

  17. A Robust Heart Sounds Segmentation Module Based on S-Transform

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 A Robust Heart Sounds Segmentation Module Based on S-Transform Ali Moukadem1, 3 , Alain Dieterlen presents a new module for heart sounds segmentation based on S-Transform. The heart sounds segmentation process segments the PhonoCardioGram (PCG) signal into four parts: S1 (first heart sound), systole, S2

  18. On the propagation of sound waves in a stellar wind traversed by periodic strong shocks

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    F. P. Pijpers

    1994-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been claimed that in stellar winds traversed by strong shocks the mechanism for driving the wind by sound wave pressure cannot operate because sound waves cannot propagate past the shocks. It is shown here that sound waves can propagate through shocks in one direction and that this is a sufficient condition for the sound wave pressure mechanism to work. A strong shock amplifies a sound wave passing through it and can drag the sound wave away from the star. It is immaterial for the sound wave pressure gradient that the sound wave vector points towards the star. Since the strong shocks drag the sound waves away, the star itself is the source for the sound waves propagating towards it.

  19. Instrument Development Tethered Balloon Sounding System for Vertical Radiation Profiles

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn Other NewsSpin and Frameinstitutional SigntoTethered Balloon

  20. Chemical contamination of harbor-seal pups in Puget Sound. Puget Sound Estuary Program

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    Calambokidis, J.; Steiger, G.H.; Lowenstine, L.J.; Becker, D.S.

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dead newborn harbor seals were collected from Smith Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and from Gertrude Island in southern Puget Sound. A variety of chemical contaminants were measured in different kinds of tissue from seven harbor seal pups from each location. In addition to measurements of chemical concentrations, various tissues were also evaluated microscopically for histopathological abnormalities. Finally, two methods for determining the concentrations of PCBs and DDE in blubber tissues were compared. Concentrations of PCBs, lead and silver were significantly higher in the seals from Gertrude Island than those from Smith Island. However, the concentrations of PCBs in seal pups from both locations have declined significantly since testing began in 1972.

  1. Dioxin and furan concentrations in Puget Sound crabs. Puget Sound Estuary Program

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    Not Available

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dioxin and furan concentrations were measured in crabs collected from eleven areas of potential chemical contamination and one reference area in Puget Sound in the spring of 1991. While recreationally harvestable Dungeness crabs were the target species, red rock and graceful crabs were also analyzed because they were the only species which could be collected in some areas. Both crab muscle and hepatopancreatic tissues were analyzed for the presence of dioxins and furans. The results of these analyses were evaluated using EPA's human health risk assessment guidance. While dioxins and furans were present in low concentrations in all samples, it appears that only the very heavy consumer of crab muscle and hepatopancreas would see a very sizeable increase in the risk of developing cancer from these chemicals.

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

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Local non-Gaussianity from rapidly varying sound speeds

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    Emery, Jon; Tasinato, Gianmassimo; Wands, David, E-mail: jon.emery@port.ac.uk, E-mail: gianmassimo.tasinato@port.ac.uk, E-mail: david.wands@port.ac.uk [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Dennis Sciama Building, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom)

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the effect of non-trivial sound speeds on local-type non-Gaussianity during multiple-field inflation. To this end, we consider a multiple-DBI model and use the ?N formalism to track the super-horizon evolution of perturbations. By adopting a sum separable Hubble parameter we derive analytic expressions for the relevant quantities in the two-field case, valid beyond slow variation. We find that non-trivial sound speeds can, in principle, curve the trajectory in such a way that significant local-type non-Gaussianity is produced. Deviations from slow variation, such as rapidly varying sound speeds, enhance this effect. To illustrate our results we consider two-field inflation in the tip regions of two warped throats and find large local-type non-Gaussianity produced towards the end of the inflationary process.

  4. Sound emission from the gas of molecular superrotors

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    Milner, A A; Milner, V

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We use an optical centrifuge to deposit a controllable amount of rotational energy into dense molecular ensembles. Subsequent rotation-translation energy transfer, mediated by thermal collisions, results in the localized heating of the gas and generates strong sound wave, clearly audible to the unaided ear. For the first time, the amplitude of the sound signal is analyzed as a function of the experimentally measured rotational energy. The proportionality between the two experimental observables confirms that rotational excitation is the main source of the detected sound wave. As virtually all molecules, including the main constituents of the atmosphere, are amenable to laser spinning by the centrifuge, we anticipate this work to stimulate further development in the area of photo-acoustic control and spectroscopy.

  5. Speed of sound in liquids at high pressure

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    P., Kielczynski; S, Piekarski

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, a new general formula for the sound speed in adiabatic conditions ( S = const ) has been established. The sound speed depends on the mass density {\\rho} (p,T ) and the internal energy per unit mass E(p,T ), both expressed as functions of the pressure p and the temperature T . This formula has been compared with experimental data on the example of triolein over the pressure range up to 450 MPa. For experimental data, phenomenological approximate formulas have been proposed. Those formulas have two versions, depending on the 2 and 3 parameters. Both versions have been developed with the help of the new expression (Eq.8) for the sound speed. The explicit form of both approximate curves can be regarded as the result of purely phenomenological modeling. However, in this paper, these new analytical expressions have been obtained by applying the heuristic procedure described in Appendix.

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

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Puget Sound acidity levels drop after ASARCO shutdown

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    Not Available

    1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The levels of acidity in Puget Sound region rainfall have decreased significantly since the shutdown of the ASARCO copper smelter in Tacoma, Washington, according to a study funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Results indicate that sulfate and hydrogen ion concentrations obtained from samples taken before the closure were significantly different than those collected after the shutdown. Rainwater samples collected downwind during smelter operation were also significantly different from those collected upwind. Sulfur dioxide is considered to be one of the principal contributors to acid rain. The smelter was a major source of sulfur dioxide emissions in the Puget Sound region before it shut down in March 1985.

  8. Error analysis of pose measurement from sonic sensors without using speed of sound information

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    Lai, Chih-Chien

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Microphones for Testing Mike Box Location. 60 4. 9 Initial Positions of Microphones. 64 4. 10 Information for Testing Effect of Distance between Transmitters on System. . 66 4. 11 Speed of Sound in Various Substances. . . 69 4. 12 Information for Testing... Transmitter c range from mike a ange frotn mike b dg, plane ab normal vector n of pl ab Microphone a poltlt 0 Microphone b Figure 3. 1: Diagram of Generation of Plane Equation. Table 3. 1: Defirdtion of Variables. tac, tb =? soundtimeof...

  9. A Comparable Systems Analysis Of San Francisco's BART: Lessons For Automated Highway Systems

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    Hickman, Mark D.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    safety, reliability, and maintenance were identified and investigated. It appears that sound system engineeringreliability, maintenance, and personnel training - Review of engineering tests to ensure compliance to safety

  10. Sound waves in the intracluster medium of the Centaurus cluster

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    J. S Sanders; A. C. Fabian

    2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the discovery of ripple-like X-ray surface brightness oscillations in the core of the Centaurus cluster of galaxies, found with 200 ks of Chandra observations. The features are between 3 to 5 per cent variations in surface brightness with a wavelength of around 9 kpc. If, as has been conjectured for the Perseus cluster, these are sound waves generated by the repetitive inflation of central radio bubbles, they represent around 5x10^42 erg/s of spherical sound-wave power at a radius of 30 kpc. The period of the waves would be 10^7 yr. If their power is dissipated in the core of the cluster, it would balance much of the radiative cooling by X-ray emission, which is around 1.3x10^43 erg/s within the inner 30 kpc. The power of the sound waves would be a factor of four smaller that the heating power of the central radio bubbles, which means that energy is converted into sound waves efficiently.

  11. Guessing Attacks and the Computational Soundness of Static Equivalence

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    Abadi, Martín

    Guessing Attacks and the Computational Soundness of Static Equivalence Mart´in Abadi1 , Mathieu static equivalence. Static equivalence depends on an underlying equa- tional theory. The choice, fundamental cryp- tographic operations. This equational theory yields a notion of static equivalence

  12. Sound wave propagation in weakly polydisperse granular materials

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    Luding, Stefan

    Sound wave propagation in weakly polydisperse granular materials O. Mouraille, S. Luding NSM/DCT/TUDelft, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft, Netherlands Abstract Dynamic simulations of wave propagation are performed. A small perturbation is created on one side of a static packing and its propagation, for both P- and S-waves

  13. Manta Wings: Wave Energy Testing Floats to Puget Sound

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    Columbia Power Technologies plans to test an intermediate-scale version of its wave energy converter device in Puget Sound later this year. The device, which is called Manta because its movements are similar to those of a manta stingray, sits like an iceberg on the water.

  14. Verification of Soundness and Other Properties of Business Processes

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    Sidorova, Natalia

    © 2007 by Olivia Oanea. All Rights Reserved. CIP-DATA LIBRARY TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN Oanea Oanea. Eindhoven : Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 2007. Proefschrift. ISBN 978-90-386-11662 NUR 993 Dissertation Series D101 Printed by University Press Facilities, Eindhoven #12;Verification of Soundness

  15. ATTEMPTS TO GUIDE SMALL FISH WITH UNDERWATER SOUND

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    . Preliminary studies were made under the direction of J. T, Barnaby, formerly Chief, North Pacific Fishery" - Electro-magnetic transducer 6 Piezo-electric crystal transducer l8 "Wampus" - Underwater turbine 20 amplifiers and signal generator used to provide sound to the underwater speaker shown in figure 6 '8 9

  16. Learning words from sights and sounds: a computational model

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    Learning words from sights and sounds: a computational model Deb K. Roy*, Alex P. Pentland MIT.: 1-617-253-0596; fax: 1-617-253-8874. E-mail address: dkroy@media.mit.edu (D.K. Roy). http

  17. Wave represents displacement Wave represents pressure Source -Sound Waves

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Wave represents displacement Wave represents pressure Source - Sound Waves Distance between crests is wavelength Number of crests passing a point in 1 second is frequency Wave represents pressure Target - Radio Waves Distance between crests is wavelength Number of crests passing a point in 1 second is frequency

  18. Brief Communications Unstable Representation of Sound: A Biological Marker of

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    Brief Communications Unstable Representation of Sound: A Biological Marker of Dyslexia Jane and reading skills. Children with dyslexia, who often exhibit impairments in auditory-based perceptual skills manifestations of auditory impairments in dyslexia include impaired perception of speech in background noise

  19. Local Harmonic Estimation in Musical Sound Rafael A. IRIZARRY

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    Irizarry, Rafael A.

    Local Harmonic Estimation in Musical Sound Signals Rafael A. IRIZARRY Statistical modeling so a local harmonic model that tracks changes in pitch and in the amplitudes of the harmonics is fit estimates of the harmonic signal and of the noise signal. Different musical composition applications may

  20. Washington University Can the Sound Generated by Modern Wind Turbines

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    Salt, Alec N.

    Washington University Can the Sound Generated by Modern Wind Turbines Affect the Health of Those turbines haveWind turbines have been getting biggerbeen getting bigger and bigger....and bigger.... Lars Needs Wind turbines are "green" and areWind turbines are "green" and are contributing to our energy

  1. Issues in Building General Letter to Sound Rules 

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    Black, Alan W; Lenzo, Kevin; Pagel, Vincent

    for building letter to sound (LTS) rules from a word list in a language. The technique can be fully automatic, though a small amount of hand seeding can give better results. We have applied this technique to English (UK and US), French and German. The generated...

  2. “Fear of an Arab Planet”: The Sounds and Rhythms of Afro-Arab Internationalism

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    Lubin, Alex

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lubin, “‘Fear of an Arab Planet’: The Sounds and Rhythms ofL UBIN “Fear of an Arab Planet”: The Sounds and Rhythms ofUnited States. Fear of an Arab Planet Hip-hop’s global reach

  3. From the Tides of Puget Sound to Your Plate: Northwest Shellfish

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    From the Tides of Puget Sound to Your Plate: Northwest Shellfish Industry Provides Important for Puget Sound's ecosystem. Together with our partners, we are strengthening the health of our ecosystem

  4. Identification of a sound-insulation layer modelled by fuzzy structure theory -Experimental validation

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Identification of a sound-insulation layer modelled by fuzzy structure theory - Experimental.fernandez@univ-paris-est.fr Abstract One proposes a novel approach to model sound-insulation layers based on the use of the fuzzy in computational models. The keypoint of the method is the construction of a mean elastoacoustic sound-insulation

  5. AIP/123-QED Fuzzy structure theory modeling of sound-insulation layers in complex

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    AIP/123-QED Fuzzy structure theory modeling of sound-insulation layers in complex vibroacoustic France (Dated: September 11, 2008) Fuzzy structure theory for sound-insulation layers 1 hal-00684495 is proposed in developing an elas- toacoustic element useful to model sound-insulation layers for compu

  6. Sound-insulation layers low-frequency modeling, using the fuzzy structure theory

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    Boyer, Edmond

    09NVC-0163 Sound-insulation layers low-frequency modeling, using the fuzzy structure theory Laurent [20,200] Hz, sound-insulation layer modeling remains a critical topic. Recent work allows- insulation layer. Nevertheless, such an approach requires a FE model of sound-insulation layer, which may

  7. Radiative Transfer of Sound Waves in a Random Flow: Turbulent Scattering and ModeCoupling

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    Ryzhik, Lenya

    Radiative Transfer of Sound Waves in a Random Flow: Turbulent Scattering and Mode­Coupling Albert the sound wave propagation in a random flow, whose mean flow is large compared with its fluctuation and the turbulent scattering and mode­coupling of sound waves. We show that, because of the flow­straining term

  8. Radiative Transfer of Sound Waves in a Random Flow: Turbulent Scattering, Straining, and Mode-Coupling

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    Fannjiang, Albert

    Radiative Transfer of Sound Waves in a Random Flow: Turbulent Scattering, Straining, and Mode and Applied Mathematics Vol. 61, No. 5, pp. 1545-1577 RADIATIVE TRANSFER OF SOUND WAVES IN A RANDOM FLOW the sound wave propagation in a random flow, whose mean flow is large compared with its fluctuation

  9. PLANE-WAVE DECOMPOSITION OF A SOUND SCENE USING A CYLINDRICAL MICROPHONE ARRAY

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    Zotkin, Dmitry N.

    PLANE-WAVE DECOMPOSITION OF A SOUND SCENE USING A CYLINDRICAL MICROPHONE ARRAY Dmitry N. Zotkin] and for the cylindrical array [2]. An alternative approach is to note that in the plane-wave basis [9] a sound field of converting a sound field into the plane-wave basis de- composes it into directional components. In a recent

  10. Physica D 191 (2004) 121136 Wave equation for sound in fluids with vorticity

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    Visser, Matt

    Physica D 191 (2004) 121­136 Wave equation for sound in fluids with vorticity Santiago Esteban illustrate our formalism by applying it to waves propagating in a uniformly rotating fluid where the sound and on the local fluid density and speed of sound. The curved space-time interpretation of the wave equation

  11. Source and Listener Directivity for Interactive Wave-based Sound Propagation

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Source and Listener Directivity for Interactive Wave-based Sound Propagation Ravish Mehra, Lakulish realistic acoustic effects produced by wave-based sound propagation for directional sources and listeners at the listener position as a weighted sum of precomputed SH sound fields. We propose a novel plane-wave

  12. Lattice Boltzmann BGK simulation of non-linear sound waves: The development of a shock front

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Lattice Boltzmann BGK simulation of non-linear sound waves: The development of a shock front J. M Boltzmannsimulationsofthe development of a shock front are performed when a sound wave is emitted from a high amplitude.1088/0305-4470/33/21/305 #12;Lattice Boltzmann BGK simulation of non-linear sound waves 2 1. Introduction The lattice

  13. Self-organization of the Sound Inventories: Analysis and Synthesis of the Occurrence and

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    Ganguly, Niloy

    Self-organization of the Sound Inventories: Analysis and Synthesis of the Occurrence and Co Microsoft Research India, Bangalore ­ 560080 September 18, 2007 Abstract The sound inventories of the world of language. 1 Introduction Sound inventories of human languages show a considerable extent of symmetry

  14. 3. Fluvial Processes in Puget Sound Rivers and the Pacific Northwest

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    3. Fluvial Processes in Puget Sound Rivers and the Pacific Northwest John M. Buffington*, Richard D and response potential in the Puget Sound region. We also review the influence of different channel types or costly to maintain. *Author corrections shown in blue. in Restoration of Puget Sound Rivers, edited by D

  15. 18. Restoration of Puget Sound Rivers: Do We Know How to Do It?

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    Montgomery, David R.

    18. Restoration of Puget Sound Rivers: Do We Know How to Do It? Susan Bolton, Derek B. Booth;484 Restoration of Puget Sound Rivers: DoWe Know How to Do It? Humans depend on a wide range of natural goods for the Puget Sound region. Several messages are repeated throughout various chapters in this volume: integrate

  16. NOAA Technical Memorandum OAR PMEL-122 Tidal Datum Distributions in Puget Sound,

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    NOAA Technical Memorandum OAR PMEL-122 Tidal Datum Distributions in Puget Sound, Washington, Based . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3. Puget Sound Channel Tide Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.1 Description of the channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 9. Appendix: Tidal harmonic constants in Puget Sound . . . 30 10. References

  17. PREDATION ON CAPITEllA SPP. BY SMALL-MOUTHED PLEURONECTIDS IN PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON!

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    PREDATION ON CAPITEllA SPP. BY SMALL-MOUTHED PLEURONECTIDS IN PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON! D. SCO-bottom habitats of Puget Sound. Washington. Sampling was conducted throughout the diel cycle during May and June flatfishes Puget Sound, WA on Capitella spp., a well-known group of opportunis- tic

  18. Puget Sound Pacific Whiting, Merluccius productus, Resource and Industry: An Overview

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    Puget Sound Pacific Whiting, Merluccius productus, Resource and Industry: An Overview MARK PEDERSEN Introduction There may be several aggregations of Pacific whiting, Merluccius pro- ductus, in Puget Sound, Wash., but only one currently supports a com- mercial fishery. This is the central Puget Sound population, which

  19. NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL PMEL-92 THE ANNUAL MEAN TRANSPORT IN PUGET SOUND

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    FILE NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL PMEL-92 THE ANNUAL MEAN TRANSPORT IN PUGET SOUND E. D. Cokelet R Technical Memorandum ERL PMEL-92 THE ANNUAL MEAN TRANSPORT IN PUGET SOUND E. D. Cokelet Pacific Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 7.2 Puget Sound's Main Axis 40 7.3 Hood Canal 43 7.4 Saratoga Passage and Deception Pass 43 7

  20. Culture of Atlantic Salmon, Sa/roo sa/ar, in Puget Sound

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    Culture of Atlantic Salmon, Sa/roo sa/ar, in Puget Sound JAMES L. MIGHELL Introduction Depletion streams. A pilot study conducted in Puget Sound, Wash., showed that Atlan- tic salmon brood stock could a feasibility study and pilot test in the Pacific Northwest (Puget Sound, Wash.) to rear Atlantic salmon from

  1. 3. Fluvial Processes in Puget Sound Rivers and the Pacific Northwest

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    Montgomery, David R.

    3. Fluvial Processes in Puget Sound Rivers and the Pacific Northwest John M. Buffington, Richard D and response potential in the Puget Sound region. We also review the influence of different channel types ambitious program for river restoration is develop- ing in the Puget Sound region driven by concerns over

  2. 5.AnthropogenicAlterations to the Biogeography of Puget Sound Salmon

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    Montgomery, David R.

    5.AnthropogenicAlterations to the Biogeography of Puget Sound Salmon George Pess, David R influences have altered the biogeography of Puget Sound salmon, by which we mean their morpho- logical the biogeography of Puget Sound salmon at the regional scale because different juvenile Pacific salmon species

  3. --------Original Message --------Subject: [aalist] Tenure Track Position at the University of Puget Sound

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    of Puget Sound Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 15:21:44 -0700 From: Brad Richards To Science at the University of Puget Sound is seeking to fill a tenure-track Computer Science position://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/employment- opportunities/. Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2

  4. University of Puget Sound Portland State University Updated 1/2/2013

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    Caughman, John

    University of Puget Sound Portland State University Updated 1/2/2013 Transfer Worksheet College-level transferable academic courses taken at University of Puget Sound will transfer to Portland State University;University of Puget Sound Portland State University Updated 1/2/2013 2. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS The majority

  5. Genetic Evidence of Postglacial Population Expansion in Puget Sound Rockfish (Sebastes emphaeus)

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    Sotka, Erik

    Genetic Evidence of Postglacial Population Expansion in Puget Sound Rockfish (Sebastes emphaeus declined in abundance owing in part to overfishing. A striking exception is the dwarf-like Puget SoundDNA sequences also suggest that Puget Sound rockfish populations have expanded substantially since the retreat

  6. BIODIVERSITY OF MOBILE BENTHIC FAUNA IN GEODUCK (PANOPEA GENEROSA) AQUACULTURE BEDS IN SOUTHERN PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON

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    Thuesen, Erik V.

    PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON RANA A. BROWN1,2* AND ERIK V. THUESEN1 1 Laboratory 1, Evergreen State College dramatically during the past decade in southern Puget Sound, WA, and the effects of these intertidal Puget Sound. Surveys of geoduck farms in two different stages of aquaculture production were carried out

  7. Heart sound analysis for symptom detection and computer-aided diagnosis

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    Reed, Nancy E.

    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

  8. Lung Sound Recognition Using Model-Theory Based Feature Selection and Fusion

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    Kokar, Mieczyslaw M.

    Lung Sound Recognition Using Model-Theory Based Feature Selection and Fusion Zbigniew Korona recognition methodology to the recognition of lung sounds. Two main features of this method- ology are features using an entropy-based criterion. To evaluate the methodology we used both normal lung sounds

  9. The fractality of lung sounds: A comparison of three waveform fractal dimension algorithms

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    Moussavi, Zahra M. K.

    The fractality of lung sounds: A comparison of three waveform fractal dimension algorithms January of flow-specific lung sounds (LS) have been compared to examine the fractal nature of these signals. LS between LS in health and disease. Ó 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Lung sounds

  10. Acoustic clouds: standing sound waves around a black hole analogue

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    Carolina L. Benone; Luis C. B. Crispino; Carlos Herdeiro; Eugen Radu

    2015-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Under certain conditions sound waves in fluids experience an acoustic horizon with analogue properties to those of a black hole event horizon. In particular, a draining bathtub-like model can give rise to a rotating acoustic horizon and hence a rotating black hole (acoustic) analogue. We show that sound waves, when enclosed in a cylindrical cavity, can form stationary waves around such rotating acoustic black holes. These acoustic perturbations display similar properties to the scalar clouds that have been studied around Kerr and Kerr-Newman black holes; thus they are dubbed acoustic clouds. We make the comparison between scalar clouds around Kerr black holes and acoustic clouds around the draining bathtub explicit by studying also the properties of scalar clouds around Kerr black holes enclosed in a cavity. Acoustic clouds suggest the possibility of testing, experimentally, the existence and properties of black hole clouds, using analog models.

  11. Acoustic clouds: standing sound waves around a black hole analogue

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    Benone, Carolina L; Herdeiro, Carlos; Radu, Eugen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under certain conditions sound waves in fluids experience an acoustic horizon with analogue properties to those of a black hole event horizon. In particular, a draining bathtub-like model can give rise to a rotating acoustic horizon and hence a rotating black hole (acoustic) analogue. We show that sound waves, when enclosed in a cylindrical cavity, can form stationary waves around such rotating acoustic black holes. These acoustic perturbations display similar properties to the scalar clouds that have been studied around Kerr and Kerr-Newman black holes; thus they are dubbed acoustic clouds. We make the comparison between scalar clouds around Kerr black holes and acoustic clouds around the draining bathtub explicit by studying also the properties of scalar clouds around Kerr black holes enclosed in a cavity. Acoustic clouds suggest the possibility of testing, experimentally, the existence and properties of black hole clouds, using analog models.

  12. Reference-area performance standards for Puget Sound

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    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemical and biological conditions in the sediments at sites in three areas of Puget Sound were analyzed as part of the study. Analysis of sediments from Samish Bay, Holmes Harbor, and Carr Inlet included chemical concentrations, total organic carbon, acid-volatile sulfides, total solids, grain size distribution, and sediment toxicity as measured by amphipod mortality, bivalve larvae mortality and abnormality, echinoderm embryo mortality and abnormality, juvenile polychaete mortality and biomass, and saline Microtox bacterial luminescence bioassays. The performance standards developed for Puget Sound sediment reference sites will provide a consistent basis for comparison and use of sediment data collected by various programs. Based on the performance standards developed, the report found specific stations in Carr Inlet, Holmes Harbor, and Samish Bay to be suitable as sediment reference areas.

  13. Radiological surveys of Naval facilities on Puget Sound. Final report

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    Lloyd, V.D.; Blanchard, R.L.

    1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents results of surveys conducted to assess levels of environmental radioactivity resulting from maintenance and operation of nuclear-powered warships at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, and the proposed Carrier Battle Group Homeporting Site in northwestern Washington. The purpose of the survey was to determine if activities related to nuclear-powered warships resulted in release of radionuclides that may contribute to significant population exposure or contamination of the environment.

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

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    This EA analyzes the potential environmental effects of a proposal by the Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish 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. The DOE NEPA process for this project has been canceled.

  15. Velocity of sound in solid methane near melting temperatures

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    Whitehead, John Martin

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    VELOCITY OF SOUND IN SOLID METHANE NEAR MELTING TEMPERATURES A Thesis By JOHN MARTIN WHITEHEAD Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May... 1968 Ma)or Sub)ect: Physics VELOCITY OF SOVND IN SOLID METHANE NEAR MELTING TEMPERATURES A Thesis By JOHN MARTIN WHITEHEAD Approved as to style and content by& (Chairman of Committee) (Head of Departsmnt) (Mem er (Member) May 1968...

  16. Determination of wind from Nimbus-6 satellite sounding data

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    Carle, William Everett

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -level and surface wind fields from Nimbus-6 satellite sounding data are developed. These methods are evaluated by comparing satellite-derived and rawinsonde wind fields on gridded constant-pressure charts in four geographical regions. Satellite... interpolated to correspond in time to the satellite pass. Wind direction was interpolated through the smaller angle. t. d ttt' fplt*t' l~h' ht dg t th' ' d Fields of geopotential height were computed from gridded satellite data by integrating...

  17. Submitted to J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., Nov 13 2001 Continuous Time-Space Sampling of Near-Surface Velocities Using Sound

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    Smith, Jerome A.

    be sampled every second or less, with under 2 cm/s rms velocity error per sample. Radial velocity estimates. Free waves, bound harmonics, finite-amplitude effects, Doppler shifting by currents, etc., can systems are described that use sound to probe the velocity field over finite areas, "Phased-Array Doppler

  18. Channel Sounding for the Masses: Low Complexity GNU 802.11b Channel Impulse Response Estimation

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    Firooz, Mohammad H; Zhang, Junxing; Patwari, Neal; Kasera, Sneha K

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New techniques in cross-layer wireless networks are building demand for ubiquitous channel sounding, that is, the capability to measure channel impulse response (CIR) with any standard wireless network and node. Towards that goal, we present a software-defined IEEE 802.11b receiver and CIR estimation system with little additional computational complexity compared to 802.11b reception alone. The system implementation, using the universal software radio peripheral (USRP) and GNU Radio, is described and compared to previous work. By overcoming computational limitations and performing direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DS-SS) matched filtering on the USRP, we enable high-quality yet inexpensive CIR estimation. We validate the channel sounder and present a drive test campaign which measures hundreds of channels between WiFi access points and an in-vehicle receiver in urban and suburban areas.

  19. Revisit of the relationship between the elastic properties and sound velocities at high pressures

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    Wang, Chenju; Yan, Xiaozhen [National Key Laboratory of Shock Wave and Detonation Physics, Institute of Fluid Physics, PO Box 919-102, Mianyang, Sichuan 621900 (China); Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China); Xiang, Shikai, E-mail: skxiang@caep.ac.cn; Chen, Haiyan [National Key Laboratory of Shock Wave and Detonation Physics, Institute of Fluid Physics, PO Box 919-102, Mianyang, Sichuan 621900 (China); Gu, Jianbing; Yu, Yin [National Key Laboratory of Shock Wave and Detonation Physics, Institute of Fluid Physics, PO Box 919-102, Mianyang, Sichuan 621900 (China); College of Physical Science and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064 (China); Kuang, Xiaoyu [Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China); International Centre for Materials Physics, Academia Sinica, Shenyang 110016 (China)

    2014-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The second-order elastic constants and stress-strain coefficients are defined, respectively, as the second derivatives of the total energy and the first derivative of the stress with respect to strain. Since the Lagrangian and infinitesimal strain are commonly used in the two definitions above, the second-order elastic constants and stress-strain coefficients are separated into two categories, respectively. In general, any of the four physical quantities is employed to characterize the elastic properties of materials without differentiation. Nevertheless, differences may exist among them at non-zero pressures, especially high pressures. Having explored the confusing issue systemically in the present work, we find that the four quantities are indeed different from each other at high pressures and these differences depend on the initial stress applied on materials. Moreover, the various relations between the four quantities depicting elastic properties of materials and high-pressure sound velocities are also derived from the elastic wave equations. As examples, we calculated the high-pressure sound velocities of cubic tantalum and hexagonal rhenium using these nexus. The excellent agreement of our results with available experimental data suggests the general applicability of the relations.

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

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

    2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. On Heating of Cluster Cooling Flows by Sound Waves

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    Yutaka Fujita; Takeru Ken Suzuki

    2005-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate heating of the cool core of a galaxy cluster through the dissipation of sound waves excited by the activities of the central active galactic nucleus (AGN). Using a weak shock theory, we show that this heating mechanism alone cannot reproduce observed temperature and density profiles of a cluster, because the dissipation length of the waves is much smaller than the size of the core and thus the wave energy is not distributed to the whole core. However, we find that if it is combined with thermal conduction from the hot outer layer of the cluster, the wave heating can reproduce the observational results.

  4. An analysis of the properties of VAS satellite soundings

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    Rhodes, Robert Charles

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    not help to better simulate the satellite profile. The satellite sounding's smoothing seems to be more dependent on the vertical smoothing than it is on the horizontal smoothing, 300 300 . D rv / / I / I I / I I lfJ oI m 700 050 1 l... 26 Synoptic scale constant pressure charts at 700 mb for rawinsonde (top) and satellite (bottom) for 0300 GI'iT 7 Narch 1982. Synoptic scale constant pressure charts at 500 mb for rawinsonde (top) and satellite (bottom) for 0300 GNT 7 March 1982...

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro Industries Pvt LtdShawangunk, NewSingaporeSonix Japan Inc Jump to:Sound Beach, New York:

  6. Slow Sound in a duct, effective transonic flows and analogue black holes

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    Yves Aurégan; Pierre Fromholz; Florent Michel; Vincent Pagneux; Renaud Parentani

    2015-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a new system suitable for studying analogue gravity effects, consisting of a gas flowing in a duct with a compliant wall. Effective transonic flows are obtained from uniform, low Mach number flows through the reduction of the one-dimensional speed of sound induced by the wall compliance. We show that the modified equation for linear perturbations can be written in a Hamiltonian form. We perform a one-dimensional reduction consistent with the canonical formulation, and deduce the analogue metric along with the first dispersive term. In a weak dispersive regime, the spectrum emitted from a sonic horizon is numerically shown to be Planckian, and with a temperature fixed by the analogue surface gravity.

  7. Slow Sound in a duct, effective transonic flows and analogue black holes

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    Aurégan, Yves; Michel, Florent; Pagneux, Vincent; Parentani, Renaud

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a new system suitable for studying analogue gravity effects, consisting of a gas flowing in a duct with a compliant wall. Effective transonic flows are obtained from uniform, low Mach number flows through the reduction of the one-dimensional speed of sound induced by the wall compliance. We show that the modified equation for linear perturbations can be written in a Hamiltonian form. We perform a one-dimensional reduction consistent with the canonical formulation, and deduce the analogue metric along with the first dispersive term. In a weak dispersive regime, the spectrum emitted from a sonic horizon is numerically shown to be Planckian, and with a temperature fixed by the analogue surface gravity.

  8. Sound Wave in Hot Dense Matter Created in Heavy Ion Collision

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    X. Sun; Z. Yang

    2005-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A model to study the sound wave in hot dense matter created in heavy ion collisions by jet is proposed.The preliminary data of jet shape analysis of PHENIX Collaboration for all centralities and two directions is well explained in this model. Then the wavelength of the sound wave, the natural frequency of the hot dense matter and the speed of sound wave are estimated from the fit.

  9. Determination of sound speedin biological tissuesbased on frequency analysis of pulse response

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    theprincipleofthismeth- od and results of measurements follow. I. THEORY A. Determination of sound speed without mechanical contact The tissuesampleisplacedon an agarstagein a liquid mediumhavingsoundspeedco

  10. Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering,

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    Zhou, Shiyu

    ,8­11]. The basic idea is to shoot a beam of ultrasonic sound through the particle-liquid system. Then due to local speed liquid jets of up to 300m/s [12]. Due to these intense effects, the cavitation can effectively mix sound and the dispersion time. Exten- sive experiments have been conducted to illustrate

  11. A Systems Approach to Managing Oil

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    van Dorp, Johan René

    A Systems Approach to Managing Oil Transportation Risk in Prince William Sound Jason R. W. Merrick Received April 21, 2000; revised June 12, 2000; accepted June 26, 2000MANAGING OIL TRANSPORTATION RISK about the safety of oil transportation in the Prince William Sound, Alaska. As a result, a large number

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

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    Craig W. Collar

    2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Multi-scale modeling of Puget Sound using an unstructured-grid coastal ocean model: from tide flats to estuaries and coastal waters

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    Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang

    2010-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Water circulation in Puget Sound, a large complex estuary system in the Pacific Northwest coastal ocean of the United States, is governed by multiple spatially and temporally varying forcings from tides, atmosphere (wind, heating/cooling, precipitation/evaporation, pressure), and river inflows. In addition, the hydrodynamic response is affected strongly by geomorphic features, such as fjord-like bathymetry and complex shoreline features, resulting in many distinguishing characteristics in its main and sub-basins. To better understand the details of circulation features in Puget Sound and to assist with proposed nearshore restoration actions for improving water quality and the ecological health of Puget Sound, a high-resolution (around 50 m in estuaries and tide flats) hydrodynamic model for the entire Puget Sound was needed. Here, a threedimensional circulation model of Puget Sound using an unstructured-grid finite volume coastal ocean model is presented. The model was constructed with sufficient resolution in the nearshore region to address the complex coastline, multi-tidal channels, and tide flats. Model open boundaries were extended to the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the northern end of the Strait of Georgia to account for the influences of ocean water intrusion from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Fraser River plume from the Strait of Georgia, respectively. Comparisons of model results, observed data, and associated error statistics for tidal elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity indicate that the model is capable of simulating the general circulation patterns on the scale of a large estuarine system as well as detailed hydrodynamics in the nearshore tide flats. Tidal characteristics, temperature/salinity stratification, mean circulation, and river plumes in estuaries with tide flats are discussed.

  15. Sound-insulation layer modelling in car computational vibroacoustics in the medium-frequency range

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Sound-insulation layer modelling in car computational vibroacoustics in the medium-frequency range In a previous article, a simplified low- and medium-frequency model for un- certain automotive sound-insulation. In this paper, the insulation simplified model is implemented in an in- dustrial stochastic vibroacoustic model

  16. Echology: An Interactive Spatial Sound and Video Artwork Meghan Deutscher1

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    British Columbia, University of

    Echology: An Interactive Spatial Sound and Video Artwork Meghan Deutscher1 , Reynald Hoskinson1, Human Factors Keywords Mediascape, sound spatialization, interactive art, Beluga whale 1. INTRODUCTION in their navigation, social interaction and survival. Beluga whales have fatty structures on the top of their heads

  17. Precomputed Wave Simulation for Real-Time Sound Propagation of Dynamic Sources in Complex Scenes

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Precomputed Wave Simulation for Real-Time Sound Propagation of Dynamic Sources in Complex Scenes of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Abstract We present a method for real-time sound propagation that captures all wave effects, including diffraction and reverberation, for multi- ple moving sources and a moving

  18. Journal of Sound and Vibration 298 (2006) 108131 Elastic wave radiation from a high frequency

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    Abrahams, I. David

    JOURNAL OF SOUND AND VIBRATION Journal of Sound and Vibration 298 (2006) 108­131 Elastic wave. Introduction Problems concerning the propagation, refraction and diffraction of waves are the subject method to detect defects is to analyse the scattering of the elastic waves generated by ultrasonic

  19. Mid-frequency sound propagation through internal waves at short range with

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    Mid-frequency sound propagation through internal waves at short range with synoptic oceanographic internal waves often are modeled as a background random process introducing small changes in the sound, during, and after the passage of a nonlinear internal wave on 18 August, 2006. Using oceanographic data

  20. Reconstruction of nonstationary sound fields based on time domain plane wave superposition method

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Reconstruction of nonstationary sound fields based on time domain plane wave superposition method X.-Z. Zhanga , J.-H. Thomasb , C.-X. Bia and J.-C. Pascalb a Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Hefei of the Acoustics 2012 Nantes Conference 23-27 April 2012, Nantes, France 1811 #12;A time-domain plane wave

  1. An evaluation of linear instability waves as sources of sound in a supersonic turbulent jet

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    Dabiri, John O.

    An evaluation of linear instability waves as sources of sound in a supersonic turbulent jet Kamran 2002; published 5 September 2002 Mach wave radiation from supersonic jets is revisited to better justification of the linear theory. However, it is found that the sound pressure level predicted by LNS

  2. Observation of sound focusing and defocusing due to propagating nonlinear internal waves

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    Observation of sound focusing and defocusing due to propagating nonlinear internal waves J. Luo, M@coas.oregonstate.edu Abstract: Fluctuations of the low frequency sound field in the presence of an internal solitary wave packet image data were collected simultaneously before, during, and after a strong internal solitary wave

  3. Wave-Ray Coupling for Interactive Sound Propagation in Large Complex Scenes Hengchin Yeh

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Wave-Ray Coupling for Interactive Sound Propagation in Large Complex Scenes Hengchin Yeh Ravish geometric and numerical acoustic techniques for interactive sound propagation in complex environments. Our numerical wave-based techniques to precompute the pressure field in the near-object regions and geometric

  4. Optimization of Power in the Problems of Active Control of Sound ?

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    Optimization of Power in the Problems of Active Control of Sound ? J. Lon#20;cari#19;c 1 Los Alamos- dered by active means, i.e., by introducing the additional acoustic sources called controls that generate the appropriate anti-sound. Previously, we have obtained general solutions for active controls

  5. Optimization of Power in the Problems of Active Control of Sound

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    Optimization of Power in the Problems of Active Control of Sound J. Loncari´c 1 Los Alamos National, i.e., by introducing the additional acoustic sources called controls that generate the appropriate anti-sound. Previously, we have obtained general solutions for active controls in both continuous

  6. Sound velocities of ferropericlase in the Earth's lower mantle Jung-Fu Lin,1

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    Lin, Jung-Fu "Afu"

    . Introduction [2] The speed of seismic waves in the Earth's lower mantle is governed by the elastic properties a dramatic increase in the isothermal bulk modulus (KT) and bulk sound velocity (VF) at the electronic spinSound velocities of ferropericlase in the Earth's lower mantle Jung-Fu Lin,1 Steven D. Jacobsen,2

  7. Stream Health Index for the Puget Sound Lowland Grace Chiu Peter Guttorp

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    Stream Health Index for the Puget Sound Lowland Grace Chiu Peter Guttorp NRCSET e c h n i c a l R e;#12;Full title: Stream Health Index for the Puget Sound Lowland Short title: SHIPSL Authors: Grace Chiu Stream health is often measured by the multimetric benthic index of biotic integrity (B-IBI). For Puget

  8. New Developments involving the Stream Health Index for the Puget Sound Lowland

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    New Developments involving the Stream Health Index for the Puget Sound Lowland Grace Chiu Peter and ecological sciences. #12;#12;Full title: New Developments involving the Stream Health Index for the Puget;SUMMARY Since the introduction of the stream health index for the Puget Sound Lowland (SHIPSL) (Chiu

  9. SHORT-TERM THERMAL RESISTANCE OF ZOEAE OF 10 SPECIES OF CRABS FROM PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON

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    SHORT-TERM THERMAL RESISTANCE OF ZOEAE OF 10 SPECIES OF CRABS FROM PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON BENJAMIN to protect the most sensitive species studied is 24OC for the Puget Sound area. Thermal resistance of marine species of Puget INorthwest and Alaska Fisheries Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, 2725

  10. NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL PMEL-72 MEASUREMENTS OF BENTHIC SEDIMENT ERODIBILITY IN PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON

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    NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL PMEL-72 MEASUREMENTS OF BENTHIC SEDIMENT ERODIBILITY IN PUGET SOUND ···························································· 30 iii #12;#12;MEASUREMENTS OF BENTHIC SEDIMENT ERODIBILITY IN PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON J.W. Lavelle 1 W.R. Davis 2 ABSTRACT. Rates of erosion of bottom sediment were studied at seven locations in Puget

  11. 1. Puget Sound Rivers and Salmon Recovery David R. Montgomery, Derek B. Booth, and Susan Bolton

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    Montgomery, David R.

    1. Puget Sound Rivers and Salmon Recovery David R. Montgomery, Derek B. Booth, and Susan Bolton A symposium on Restoration of Puget Sound Rivers at the spring 2000 meeting of the Society for Ecological national attention on the condi- tion of rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest (PNW). In the Puget

  12. Seasonal and Interannual Variability in the Circulation of Puget Sound, Washington: A Box Model Study

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    MacCready, Parker

    Seasonal and Interannual Variability in the Circulation of Puget Sound, Washington: A Box Model A prognostic, time-dependent box model of circulation in Puget Sound, Washington is used to study seasonal circulation dans le détroit de Puget, dans l'État de Washington, pour étudier les variations saisonnières et

  13. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. , NO. , PAGES 14, Three-dimensional energetic ion sounding of the

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    ,4 Abstract. We present new results using energetic parti- cles to remotely sound the highGEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. , NO. , PAGES 1­4, Three-dimensional energetic ion sounding present a new technique to remotely sense the magnetopause in three dimensions as a function of time

  14. Elementary excitations and sound speed in liquid He at negative pressures

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    Glyde, Henry R.

    Elementary excitations and sound speed in liquid 4 He at negative pressures Francesco Albergamoa of positive pressure values and from the sound speed. The maximum negative pressure realized, about -5.5 bar values as the density is decreased below the bulk value due to stretching of the liquid. The negative

  15. A Battery-Free Tag for Wireless Monitoring of Heart Sounds

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    Sarpeshkar, Rahul

    A Battery-Free Tag for Wireless Monitoring of Heart Sounds Soumyajit Mandal, Lorenzo Turicchia that monitors heart sounds. The tag powers up by harvesting ambient RF energy, and contains a low measure heart rate at distances up to 7m from an FCC-compliant RF power source. We also suggest how delays

  16. Concepts for Wind Turbine Sound Mitigation Page 1 of 16 AWEA Windpower 2013

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    McCalley, James D.

    Concepts for Wind Turbine Sound Mitigation Page 1 of 16 AWEA Windpower 2013 Chicago, IL May 6-8, 2013 Concepts for Wind Turbine Sound Mitigation Dr. Kevin Kinzie , Dr. Roger Drobietz , Dr. Benoit (*) Freisinger Lanstr. 50, 85748 Garching b. München [Germany] Abstract An overview of fundamental wind turbine

  17. The low-frequency sound speed of fluid-like gas-bearing sediments

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    Wilson, Preston S.

    /s with negligible dispersion between 100 and 400 Hz. The sediment's void fraction and bubble size distribution these and other similar studies, the various models for sound propagation in gassy sediments8­10 have gone largelyThe low-frequency sound speed of fluid-like gas-bearing sediments Preston S. Wilson Applied

  18. Lung sound localization using array of acoustic S.M. Akramus Salehin and Thushara D. Abhayapala

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    Abhayapala, Thushara D.

    1 Lung sound localization using array of acoustic sensors S.M. Akramus Salehin and Thushara D University Abstract-- This paper presents a localization algorithm to detect lung sounds using an circular by computer simulations. I. INTRODUCTION Lung disorders or injury can result in changes in the spectral and

  19. USING STRUCTURAL EQUATIONS MODELLING TO UNRAVEL THE INFLUENCE OF LAND USE PATTERNS ON TRAVEL BEHAVIOR OF URBAN ADULT WORKERS OF PUGET SOUND REGION

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    de Abreu e Silva, João; Goulias, Konstadinos G.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    behavior observation in the Puget Sound region: sampleHighway Administration and the Puget Sound Regional Council,OF URBAN ADULT WORKERS OF PUGET SOUND REGION João de Abreu e

  20. Using Structural Equations Modelling to Unravel the Influence of Land Use Patterns on Travel Behavior of Urban Adult Workers of Puget Sound Region

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    e Silva, Joao de Abreu; Goulias, Konstadinos G.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    behavior observation in the Puget Sound region: sampleHighway Administration and the Puget Sound Regional Council,OF URBAN ADULT WORKERS OF PUGET SOUND REGION João de Abreu e

  1. Puget Sound Career & Job Resources The UW Career Center provides services to current UW students and alumni. This list identifies

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    Kaminsky, Werner

    Puget Sound Career & Job Resources The UW Career Center provides services to current UW students COLLEGE CAREER CENTERS Washington Community Colleges CAREER&JOBRESOURCES IN THE PUGET SOUND AREA #12;www

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

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    Harms, Michael Patrick, 1972-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  3. The mechanism of sound generation in the interaction between a shock wave and two counter-rotating vortices

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    Zhang, Yong-Tao

    The mechanism of sound generation in the interaction between a shock wave and two counter the mechanism of sound generation in the interaction between a shock wave and two counter-rotating vortices to the shock interaction with two isolated vortices, in which the sound wave generated by the interaction

  4. PHYSICAL REVIEW E 85, 051302 (2012) Probing the shear-band formation in granular media with sound waves

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    Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, Université

    , the application of these experimental methods to real 3D opaque granular materials appears difficult. Sound waves [13­17]. Speed measurements of long-wavelength sound waves allow one to determine the nonlinear scattered sound waves enable one to detect tiny changes of the contact network configuration at the grain

  5. Instruments aboard the ship, the Pacific Storm, ping sound waves toward the cable. The oceanographer's eyes flicker

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    Benoit-Bird, Kelly J.

    Instruments aboard the ship, the Pacific Storm, ping sound waves toward the cable-pound Humboldt squid, and the sound waves, set at 38 kilohertz, bounce off the squid. An image shows up, and it attacks the tethered animal. The oceanographer screams. Fade to black. Seeing with Sound "Actually, I

  6. Interaction of an oblique shock wave with a pair of parallel vortices: Shock dynamics and mechanism of sound generation

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    Zhang, Yong-Tao

    and the mechanism of sound generation in the interaction between an oblique shock wave and a pair of vortices. We is related to the interaction of the reflected shock waves and sound waves. The first mechanism is dominating affected by the interaction of the reflected shock waves and sound waves. © 2006 American Institute

  7. Volume203,number2,3 CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS 19February1993 Transient grating spectroscopy of exciton sound waves

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    Mukamel, Shaul

    of exciton sound waves in dense exciton fluids Jan A. Leegwater and Shaul Mukamel Department of Chemistry to that of sound waves in an ordinary gas. A method to probe these motions using transient grating with strong pump density may disappear and reap- pear later. The physical mechanism is analogous to that of sound waves

  8. NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL PMEL-61 SEDIMENTATION RATES IN PUGET SOUND FROM 210pB MEASUREMENTS

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    NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL PMEL-61 SEDIMENTATION RATES IN PUGET SOUND FROM 210pB MEASUREMENTS J ················································· 26 iii #12;#12;Sedimentation Rates in Puget Sound from 210Pb Measurements J. W. Lavelle G. J. Massoth of Puget Sound show that bottom sediments are accumulating at rates of 0.26 to 1.20 g/cm2/yr; these along

  9. VTRA 2010 2013 Preventing Oil Spills from Large Ships and Barges in Northern Puget Sound & Strait of Juan de Fuca

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    van Dorp, Johan René

    VTRA 2010 2013 Preventing Oil Spills from Large Ships and Barges in Northern Puget Sound & Strait of Juan de Fuca 1 Prepared for Puget Sound Partnership and the Makah Tribe Situations Incidents Accidents likely be devastating on the long-term restoration and protection of Puget Sound and Salish Sea waters

  10. --------Original Message --------Subject: [Cis-phd] [jobs] Tenure-Track Position at University of Puget Sound (Tacoma,

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA)] Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:59:05 -0400 From: Mike Felker -primary@lists.seas.upenn.edu The University of Puget Sound has a tenure-track position opening for the fall of 2013 -- perhaps two. You can in the state. Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2

  11. Puget Sound Hatcheries Draft EIS S-1 July 2014 Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Two Joint State and Tribal

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    Puget Sound Hatcheries Draft EIS S-1 July 2014 Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Two Joint State and Tribal Resource Management Plans for Puget Sound Salmon and Steelhead Hatchery Programs Introduction Salmon and steelhead have been produced in Puget Sound hatcheries since the late 1800s

  12. Further evidence that the sound-speed algorithm of Del Grosso is more accurate than that of Chen and Millero

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    Rhode Island, University of

    the accuracy of the algorithms used to calculate the sound-speed profile. The sound-speed algorithms tested-speed profiles determined from simultaneously measured temperature and salinity profiles. These depths were calculate about the same sound-speed profile in the upper 1000 dbars, but Del Grosso's algorithm calculates

  13. Determination of Thermal Diffusivities, Thermal Conductivities, and Sound Speeds of Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids by the Transient Grating Technique

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    Reid, Scott A.

    Determination of Thermal Diffusivities, Thermal Conductivities, and Sound Speeds of Room. The experiments give thermal diffusivities from which thermal conductivities can be determined, sound speeds not only on the sound speed but also on the thermal diffusivity and acoustic damping of the RTILs

  14. Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Modeling Study: Development of an Intermediate-Scale Hydrodynamic Model

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    Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Labiosa, Rochelle G.; Kim, Taeyun

    2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Washington State Department of Ecology contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic and water quality model to study dissolved oxygen and nutrient dynamics in Puget Sound and to help define potential Puget Sound-wide nutrient management strategies and decisions. Specifically, the project is expected to help determine 1) if current and potential future nitrogen loadings from point and non-point sources are significantly impairing water quality at a large scale and 2) what level of nutrient reductions are necessary to reduce or dominate human impacts to dissolved oxygen levels in the sensitive areas. In this study, an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic model of Puget Sound was developed to simulate the hydrodynamics of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits for the year 2006. The model was constructed using the unstructured Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model. The overall model grid resolution within Puget Sound in its present configuration is about 880 m. The model was driven by tides, river inflows, and meteorological forcing (wind and net heat flux) and simulated tidal circulations, temperature, and salinity distributions in Puget Sound. The model was validated against observed data of water surface elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity at various stations within the study domain. Model validation indicated that the model simulates tidal elevations and currents in Puget Sound well and reproduces the general patterns of the temperature and salinity distributions.

  15. Propagation of sound waves through a spatially homogeneous but smoothly time-dependent medium

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    Hayrapetyan, A.G., E-mail: armen@physi.uni-heidelberg.de [Physikalisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Grigoryan, K.K.; Petrosyan, R.G. [Yerevan State University, 1 Alex Manoogian Str., 0025 Yerevan (Armenia)] [Yerevan State University, 1 Alex Manoogian Str., 0025 Yerevan (Armenia); Fritzsche, S. [Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Fröbelstieg 3, D-07743 Jena (Germany) [Helmholtz-Institut Jena, Fröbelstieg 3, D-07743 Jena (Germany); Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The propagation of sound through a spatially homogeneous but non-stationary medium is investigated within the framework of fluid dynamics. For a non-vortical fluid, especially, a generalized wave equation is derived for the (scalar) potential of the fluid velocity distribution in dependence of the equilibrium mass density of the fluid and the sound wave velocity. A solution of this equation for a finite transition period ? is determined in terms of the hypergeometric function for a phenomenologically realistic, sigmoidal change of the mass density and sound wave velocity. Using this solution, it is shown that the energy flux of the sound wave is not conserved but increases always for the propagation through a non-stationary medium, independent of whether the equilibrium mass density is increased or decreased. It is found, moreover, that this amplification of the transmitted wave arises from an energy exchange with the medium and that its flux is equal to the (total) flux of the incident and the reflected wave. An interpretation of the reflected wave as a propagation of sound backward in time is given in close analogy to Feynman and Stueckelberg for the propagation of anti-particles. The reflection and transmission coefficients of sound propagating through a non-stationary medium is analyzed in more detail for hypersonic waves with transition periods ? between 15 and 200 ps as well as the transformation of infrasound waves in non-stationary oceans. -- Highlights: •Analytically exact study of sound propagation through a non-stationary medium. •Energy exchange between the non-stationary medium and the sound wave. •Transformation of hypersonic and ultrasound frequencies in non-stationary media. •Propagation of sound backward in time in close analogy to anti-particles. •Prediction of tsunamis both in spatially and temporally inhomogeneous oceans.

  16. Solitary dust sound waves in a plasma with two-temperature ions and distributed grain size

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    Prudskikh, V. V. [Southern Federal University, Research Institute of Physics (Russian Federation)

    2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The propagation of weakly nonlinear dust sound waves in a dusty plasma containing two different-temperature ion species is explored. The nonlinear equations describing both the quadratic and cubic plasma nonlinearities are derived. It is shown that the properties of dust sound waves depend substantially on the grain size distribution. In particular, for solitary dust sound waves with a positive potential to exist in a plasma with distributed grain size, it is necessary that the difference between the temperatures of two ion species be larger than that in the case of equal-size grains.

  17. Damping of sound waves in superfluid nucleon-hyperon matter of neutron stars

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    Elena M. Kantor; Mikhail E. Gusakov

    2009-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider sound waves in superfluid nucleon-hyperon matter of massive neutron-star cores. We calculate and analyze the speeds of sound modes and their damping times due to the shear viscosity and non-equilibrium weak processes of particle transformations. For that, we employ the dissipative relativistic hydrodynamics of a superfluid nucleon-hyperon mixture, formulated recently [M.E. Gusakov and E.M. Kantor, Phys. Rev. D78, 083006 (2008)]. We demonstrate that the damping times of sound modes calculated using this hydrodynamics and the ordinary (nonsuperfluid) one, can differ from each other by several orders of magnitude.

  18. Dynamics of Sound Waves in an Interacting Bose Gas

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    D. -A. Deckert; J. Fröhlich; P. Pickl; A. Pizzo

    2014-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a non-relativistic quantum gas of $N$ bosonic atoms confined to a box of volume $\\Lambda$ in physical space. The atoms interact with each other through a pair potential whose strength is inversely proportional to the density, $\\rho=\\frac{N}{\\Lambda}$, of the gas. We study the time evolution of coherent excitations above the ground state of the gas in a regime of large volume $\\Lambda$ and small ratio $\\frac{\\Lambda}{\\rho}$. The initial state of the gas is assumed to be close to a \\textit{product state} of one-particle wave functions that are approximately constant throughout the box. The initial one-particle wave function of an excitation is assumed to have a compact support independent of $\\Lambda$. We derive an effective non-linear equation for the time evolution of the one-particle wave function of an excitation and establish an explicit error bound tracking the accuracy of the effective non-linear dynamics in terms of the ratio $\\frac{\\Lambda}{\\rho}$. We conclude with a discussion of the dispersion law of low-energy excitations, recovering Bogolyubov's well-known formula for the speed of sound in the gas, and a dynamical instability for attractive two-body potentials.

  19. Global sound modes in mirror traps with anisotropic pressure

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    Skovorodin, D. I.; Zaytsev, K. V.; Beklemishev, A. D. [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation)] [Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Global oscillations of inhomogeneous plasma with frequencies close to the bounce frequency of ions in mirror traps have been studied. It has been shown that, in some cases, the sound can be reflected from the axial plasma inhomogeneity. The ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) model with Chew-Goldberger-Low approximation has been utilized to determine conditions of existence of the standing waves in the mirror-confined plasma. Linearized wave equation for the longitudinal plasma oscillations in thin anisotropic inhomogeneous plasma with finite ? has been derived. The wave equation has been treated numerically. The oscillations are studied for the case of the trap with partially filled loss-cone and the trap with sloshing ions. It has been shown that in cells of the multiple-mirror trap standing waves can exist. The frequency of the wave is of the order of the mean bounce-frequency of ions. In the trap with sloshing ions, the mode supported by the pressure of fast ions could exist. The results of oscillations observation in the experiment on the Gas Dynamic Trap have been presented.

  20. Shear Waves, Sound Waves On A Shimmering Horizon

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    Omid Saremi

    2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. Multiphase fluid characterization system

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    Sinha, Dipen N.

    2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A measurement system and method for permitting multiple independent measurements of several physical parameters of multiphase fluids flowing through pipes are described. Multiple acoustic transducers are placed in acoustic communication with or attached to the outside surface of a section of existing spool (metal pipe), typically less than 3 feet in length, for noninvasive measurements. Sound speed, sound attenuation, fluid density, fluid flow, container wall resonance characteristics, and Doppler measurements for gas volume fraction may be measured simultaneously by the system. Temperature measurements are made using a temperature sensor for oil-cut correction.

  2. Interactions between Cumulus Convection and Its Environment as Revealed by the MC3E Sounding Array

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    Xie, Shaocheng; Jensen, Michael P.; Zhang, Yunyan; Giangrande, Scott E.; McCoy, Renata; Zhang, Minghua

    2014-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This study attempts to understand interactions between midlatitude convective systems and their environments through a heat and moisture budget analysis using the sounding data collected from the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) in central Oklahoma. Distinct large-scale structures and diabatic heating and drying profiles are presented for cases of weaker and elevated thunderstorms as well as intense squall line and supercell thunderstorm events during the campaign. The elevated cell events were nocturnal convective systems occurring in an environment having low convective available potential energy (CAPE) and a very dry boundary layer. In contrast, deeper convective events happened during themore »morning into early afternoon within an environment associated with large CAPE and a near-saturated boundary layer. As the systems reached maturity, the diagnosed diabatic heating in the latter deep convective cases was much stronger and of greater vertical extent than the former. Both groups showed considerable diabatic cooling in the lower troposphere, associated with the evaporation of precipitation and low-level clouds. The horizontal advection of moisture also played a dominant role in moistening the lower troposphere, particularly for the deeper convective events, wherein the near surface southeasterly flow allows persistent low-level moisture return from the Gulf of Mexico to support convection. The moisture convergence often was present before these systems develop, suggesting a strong correlation between the large-scale moisture convergence and convection. Sensitivity tests indicated that the uncertainty in the surface precipitation and the size of analysis domain mainly affected the magnitude of these analyzed fields rather than their vertical structures.« less

  3. Interactions between Cumulus Convection and Its Environment as Revealed by the MC3E Sounding Array

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    Xie, Shaocheng [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Jensen, Michael P. [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Zhang, Yunyan [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Giangrande, Scott E. [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); McCoy, Renata [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Zhang, Minghua [Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States)

    2014-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This study attempts to understand interactions between midlatitude convective systems and their environments through a heat and moisture budget analysis using the sounding data collected from the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) in central Oklahoma. Distinct large-scale structures and diabatic heating and drying profiles are presented for cases of weaker and elevated thunderstorms as well as intense squall line and supercell thunderstorm events during the campaign. The elevated cell events were nocturnal convective systems occurring in an environment having low convective available potential energy (CAPE) and a very dry boundary layer. In contrast, deeper convective events happened during the morning into early afternoon within an environment associated with large CAPE and a near-saturated boundary layer. As the systems reached maturity, the diagnosed diabatic heating in the latter deep convective cases was much stronger and of greater vertical extent than the former. Both groups showed considerable diabatic cooling in the lower troposphere, associated with the evaporation of precipitation and low-level clouds. The horizontal advection of moisture also played a dominant role in moistening the lower troposphere, particularly for the deeper convective events, wherein the near surface southeasterly flow allows persistent low-level moisture return from the Gulf of Mexico to support convection. The moisture convergence often was present before these systems develop, suggesting a strong correlation between the large-scale moisture convergence and convection. Sensitivity tests indicated that the uncertainty in the surface precipitation and the size of analysis domain mainly affected the magnitude of these analyzed fields rather than their vertical structures.

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    Bodle, Carrie

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  6. Spectral analysis of the heart sounds in children with and without pulmonary artery hypertension

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    Schuurmans, Dale

    Spectral analysis of the heart sounds in children with and without pulmonary artery hypertension Fourier transform Background: Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) is difficult to recognize clinically. © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH

  7. Experimental investigation of sound generation by a protuberance in a laminar boundary layer

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    Kobayashi, M.; Asai, M.; Inasawa, A. [Department of Aerospace Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo 191-0065 (Japan)

    2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Sound radiation from a two-dimensional protuberance glued on the wall in a laminar boundary layer was investigated experimentally at low Mach numbers. When the protuberance was as high as the boundary-layer thickness, a feedback-loop mechanism set in between protuberance-generated sound and Tollmien-Schlichting (T-S) waves generated by the leading-edge receptivity to the upstream-propagating sound. Although occurrence of a separation bubble immediately upstream of the protuberance played important roles in the evolution of instability waves into vortices interacting with the protuberance, the frequency of tonal vortex sound was determined by the selective amplification of T-S waves in the linear instability stage upstream of the separation bubble and was not affected by the instability of the separation bubble.

  8. Sound waves in strongly coupled non-conformal gauge theory plasma

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    Paolo Benincasa; Alex Buchel; Andrei O. Starinets

    2005-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Using gauge theory/gravity duality we study sound wave propagation in strongly coupled non-conformal gauge theory plasma. We compute the speed of sound and the bulk viscosity of N=2^* supersymmetric SU(N_c) Yang-Mills plasma at a temperature much larger than the mass scale of the theory in the limit of large N_c and large 't Hooft coupling. The speed of sound is computed both from the equation of state and the hydrodynamic pole in the stress-energy tensor two-point correlation function. Both computations lead to the same result. Bulk viscosity is determined by computing the attenuation constant of the sound wave mode.

  9. Phased Array Ultrasonic Sound Field Mapping in Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel

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    Crawford, Susan L.; Prowant, Matthew S.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Larche, Michael R.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Anderson, Michael T.

    2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This study maps the phased array-generated acoustic sound fields through three types of CASS microstructure in four specimens to quantitatively assess the beam formation effectiveness in these materials.

  10. Accidents and opportunities: a history of the radio echo-sounding of Antarctica, 1958-79 

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    Siegert, Martin; Turchetti, S.; Dean, K.; Naylor, S.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper explores the history of radio echo-sounding (RES), a technique of glaciological surveying that from the late 1960s has been used to examine Antarctica's sub-glacial morphology. Although the origins of RES can ...

  11. Managing sound sensitivity in autism spectrum disorder : new technologies for customized intervention

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    Morris, Robert, S.M. (Robert Randall). Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many individuals diagnosed with autism experience auditory sensitivity - a condition that can cause irritation, pain, and, in some cases, profound fear. Efforts have been made to manage sound sensitivities in autism, but ...

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

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Sound level prediction in open-spaces: implementation of diffraction in RAYPLUS software

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    Boyer, Edmond

    sound levels in industrial premises. Diffraction was introduced into the model via the Uniform Theory, ventilation, computer equipment, etc.) are often very numerous but their levels are lower than the prescribed

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - ambient sound measurements Sample Search...

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

    Summary of CHI '98, April 18-23, 1998, 1998 ACM 1 ambientROOM: Integrating Ambient Media Summary: of the weather outside from ambient cues such as light, temperature, sound,...

  15. Inversion of TEM sounding data using the steepest descent and the conjugate gradients methods

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    Alsabti, Abdallah S

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, the inversion of TEM sounding is investigated. I solved the over-determined and the under-determined inversion problems using the steepest descent and the conjugate gradients methods. The study depends on results from the inversion...

  16. EFFECTIVE EQUATIONS FOR SOUND AND VOID WAVE PROPAGATION IN BUBBLY FLUIDS

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    Smereka, Peter

    ;1850 NIANQING WANG AND PETER SMEREKA calculation of the sound speed agrees with those of previous investigators including nonlinear effects. For review of the literature on acoustic waves in bubbly liquids the reader

  17. A battery-free tag for wireless monitoring of heart sounds

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    Mandal, Soumyajit

    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, ...

  18. Passive localization of acoustic sources in media with non-constant sound velocity

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    Brandes, Thomas Scott

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a growing concern about the effects of low frequency sounds (LFS) on marine mammals. One way to assess these effects on marine mammals involves the study of disturbance reactions. Detailed research of disturbance reactions of submerged...

  19. A New Numerical Algorithm for Thermoacoustic and Photoacoustic Tomography with Variable Sound Speed

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    Uhlmann, Gunther

    A New Numerical Algorithm for Thermoacoustic and Photoacoustic Tomography with Variable Sound Speed algorithm for reconstructing an unknown source in Thermoacoustic and Photoacoustic Tomography based Thermoacoustic (TAT) and Photoacoustic (PAT) Tomography are emerging medical imaging modal- ities [32, 30

  20. Neural correlates and mechanisms of sound localization in everyday reverberant settings

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    Devore, Sasha

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nearly all listening environments-indoors and outdoors alike-are full of boundary surfaces (e.g., walls, trees, and rocks) that produce acoustic reflections. These reflections interfere with the direct sound arriving at a ...

  1. Fresnel zone effects in the scattering of sound by cylinders of various lengths

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    Stanton, Tim

    Fresnel zone effects in the scattering of sound by cylinders of various lengths DanielT. Di-source/point-receivercombination.Numerically evaluatingthisexpressionshowedthescatteringcharacteristicstobedominatedbyFresnel zoneeffects·scillationsin thebackscatterversuslengthcurvecausedbyconstructiveand

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

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    Minnesota, University of

    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

  3. Velocity of sound measurements in gaseous per-fluorocarbons and their custom mixtures

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    Vacek, V; Lindsay, S

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An inexpensive sonar instrument was prepared for measurements of sound velocity in two fluorocarbon vapors; per-fluoro-n-propane (C3F8), per-fluoro-n-butane (C4F10), and their custom mixtures. The apparatus, measurement principle and instrument software are described. All sound velocity measurements in per-fluorocarbons were made in the low pressure range between 0.01 and 0.4 MPa, and at temperatures between 253 and 303 K. The purity of the C3F8 and C4F10 samples was checked using gas chromatography. Uncertainties in the speed of sound measurements were better than ± 0.1 %. Comparisons were made with theoretical predictions of sound velocity for the two individual components. The instrument was then used for concentration monitoring of custom C3F8/C4F10 mixtures.

  4. Rainwater source-receptor relationships near an isolated SO/sub 2/ emission source. [Puget Sound area

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    Vong, R.J.; Larson, T.V.; Zoller, W.H.; Covert, D.S.; Charlson, R.J.; Sweet, I.R.; Peterson, R.E.; Miller, T.L.; O'Loughlin, J.F.; Stevenson, M.N.

    1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is important to improve our understanding of the complex relationships between emissions and subsequent deposition of atmospheric sulfur compounds. These relationships are difficult to examine in the northeastern United States and in central Europe, because the relative contributions of local and distant emissions vary. In the Puget Sound area of Washington State clean background air moves inland from the Pacific Ocean past a relatively small number of emission sources. Most precipitation falls as rain and is associated with cyclonic frontal systems which result in steady southwesterly air flow aloft. The combination of a clean background, very few sulfur sources, and consistent meteorology suggests that rainwater source-receptor relationships may be simpler in the Puget Sound area than elsewhere. The two major SO/sub 2/ emission sources in western Washington are a copper smelter located in Tacoma, WA (4 kg/sec SO/sub 2/) and a coal fired power plant located near Centralia, WA (1.7 kg/sec SO/sub 2/). The copper smelter was permanently shut down in March 1985, presenting an opportunity to validate source-receptor calculations by performing measurements both before and after the smelter closed. This paper includes a discussion of the measurements performed prior to the smelter shutdown. The approach taken to estimate the impact of the copper smelter on mesoscale rainwater composition was to determine the spatial and temporal variability of several appropriate chemical species in the rainwater.

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

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    Smith, Tracy Rebecca

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    SHAKING THINGS UP: YOUNG INFANTS? USE OF SOUND INFORMATION FOR OBJECT INDIVIDUATION A Thesis by TRACY REBECCA SMITH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2007 Major Subject: Psychology SHAKING THINGS UP: YOUNG INFANTS? USE OF SOUND INFORMATION FOR OBJECT INDIVIDUATION A Thesis by TRACY REBECCA SMITH Submitted to the Office...

  6. The effects of selected sound pressure levels on the color discrimination of red, yellow, and green

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    Stone, Raymond Bruce

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE EFFECTS OF SELECTED SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS ON THE COLOR DISCRIMINATION OF RED, YELLOW AND GREEN A Thesis by RAYMOND BRUCE STONE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AB, M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August, 1972 Major Subject: Industrial Safety THE EFFECTS OF SELECTED SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS ON THE COLOR DISCRIMINATION OF RED, YELLOW AND GREEN A Thesis by RAYMOND BRUCE STONE Approved as to style and content by: C...

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

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

    2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. 1. We can hear around corners, but we cannot see around corners. The reason is that a) Sound waves carry more energy than do light waves

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    Coleman, Piers

    1. We can hear around corners, but we cannot see around corners. The reason is that a) Sound waves carry more energy than do light waves b) The frequency of sound is much greater than that of light c) The wavelength of sound is much greater than that of light d) Sound waves are longitudinal, while light waves

  9. Long Island Sound Testbed and Experiments , Peng Zheng1

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    Zhou, Shengli

    . The power consumptions of testbed components in different modes were also measured. Experiment data performance of protocols and applications. Instead of large buoy systems, Aqua-TUNE project employs small in this testbed system, including surface nodes employing buoy system, mobile nodes equipped on autonomous

  10. Geographic information system applications to public warning systems

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    Newsom, D.E.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the capabilities of a geographic information system (GIS), the Integrated Emergency Management Information System (IEMIS), for planning a siren-based public warning system. The Outdoor Sound Propagation Model (OSPM) in IEMIS models warning sirens in a given area and reports the results graphically as sound pressure level contours. As implemented in IEMIS, OSPM includes graphic functions for the preparation and display of input data, display of the model's results, and management of data files. These graphic functions enable public safety personnel to plan more effectively for warning of the public.

  11. Broadband Acoustic Environment at a Tidal Energy Site in Puget Sound

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

    2012-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. ON RESPONSE CURVES OF BUBBLES THE OSCILLATIONS OF WHICH ARE DAMPED BY SOUND RADIATION Cramer, E. and Lauterborn, W.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -wall velocities beco- me comparable with the speed of sound in the liquid. The bubble model : a) Bubble. To understand (and perhaps utilize) the emission of noise in liquids irradiated by sound of high intensity+c)dt ; that is In this equation c = c(p) denotes the speed of sound in the liauid, and D/Dt = 3/9t + u3/3r is the material

  13. Nonlinear excitation of second sound in quantum solutions He3-He4 due to light wave absorption

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    N. I. Pushkina

    2007-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Nonlinear excitation of second sound in superfluid solutions He3-He4 by light waves due to their absorption is discussed. Nonlinear wave equations that model the interaction of second-sound waves with light waves are derived, the expression for the nonlinear interaction length is obtained and an order-of-magnitude numerical estimate of the distance at which a second-sound wave could be amplified from a fluctuation level up to observable values is performed.

  14. Development of a Hydrodynamic Model of Puget Sound and Northwest Straits

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    Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang P.

    2007-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The hydrodynamic model used in this study is the Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM) developed by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. The unstructured grid and finite volume framework, as well as the capability of wetting/drying simulation and baroclinic simulation, makes FVCOM a good fit to the modeling needs for nearshore restoration in Puget Sound. The model domain covers the entire Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Juan Passages, and Georgia Strait at the United States-Canada Border. The model is driven by tide, freshwater discharge, and surface wind. Preliminary model validation was conducted for tides at various locations in the straits and Puget Sound using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tide data. The hydrodynamic model was successfully linked to the NOAA oil spill model General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment model (GNOME) to predict particle trajectories at various locations in Puget Sound. Model results demonstrated that the Puget Sound GNOME model is a useful tool to obtain first-hand information for emergency response such as oil spill and fish migration pathways.

  15. Biological Control of Music Systems

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    Miranda, Eduardo Reck

    ? Sonification for Auditory Display Some sort of compositional system Tenney's Meta-Hodos is current source Rock-Music #12;Music for Solo Performer Performed November 14, 1999 Used "Automates Ki" system February 2006 in TheUpgrade! Human multi-band EEG 8-channel sound reproduction Hybrid physical/source

  16. Sound waves in strongly coupled non-conformal gauge theory plasma

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    Paolo Benincasa

    2005-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Gauge/string correspondence provides an efficient method to investigate gauge theories. In this talk we discuss the results of the paper (to appear) by P. Benincasa, A. Buchel and A. O. Starinets, where the propagation of sound waves is studied in a strongly coupled non-conformal gauge theory plasma. In particular, a prediction for the speed of sound as well as for the bulk viscosity is made for the N=2* gauge theory in the high temperature limit. As expected, the results achieved show a deviation from the speed of sound and the bulk viscosity for a conformal theory. It is pointed out that such results depend on the particular gauge theory considered.

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

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    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

    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.

  18. Evaluation of the atmospheric deposition of toxic contaminants to Puget Sound

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    Not Available

    1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A growing recognition of the potential for transfer of pollutants from air to water prompted the study of the contribution of airborne toxic contaminants to water quality problems in Puget Sound. The study objectives were: (1) to develop a better understanding of the relative contribution of atmospheric deposition to toxic contaminants in Commencement Bay and (2) to develop efficient and cost-effective tools which could be used for assessing the question in other Puget Sound reaches and embayments. Commencement Bay was selected to represent a 'worst case' test area in Puget Sound because it is heavily industrialized, having a complex mix of air pollution sources and high concentrations of chemicals in the bay sediments. The study design included sampling and analysis for metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PCBs, aliphatic hydrocarbons, and nutrients. Several mathematical models were created or modified for the study.

  19. Monadic Regions: Formal Type Soundness and Correctness Matthew Fluet

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    Fluet, Matthew

    - agement [9, 6], it is not possible to manage particular data by one scheme or the other. Cyclone [12 garbage collection and a simple type system. A separate line of research has investigated mechanisms

  20. Puget Sound Dredged Disposal Analysis: Management plan assessment report. Dredged Material Management Year 1990

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    1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Puget Sound Dredged Disposal Analysis (PSDDA) is an interagency program for the management of unconfined, open-water disposal of dredged material into Puget Sound, Washington. The Management Plans for the PSDDA program identify disposal sites, describe dredged material evaluation procedures, and establish site monitoring and management practices. The plans also commit the involved agencies to a cooperative annual review process which evaluates disposal site use and conditions, dredged material testing results, and new scientific information, in order to determine if changes to the evaluation procedures and/or disposal site management practices are needed. Sampling was conducted to determine any chemical/biological contamination.

  1. An analysis of the relationship of heart sound time intervals to respiratory sinus arrhythmia

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    Schorsch, Eric Todd

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to be close to the clinically significant left ventricular ejection time (LVET). These results were obtained in a laboratory setting. Recording heart sounds at the trachea was not easy. The heart sound signal was not very stable. In order for a useful... VALVE R - LEFT VENTRICLE Figure 1. Crossectional view of the heart showing the four chambers and the four valves. l20 X IOO E E 80 oI 60 In 40 Aornc volve opens PROTODIASTOLE EJECTION~ COIJTRACTION~ I, r Aortic valve closes r ISOMETRIC...

  2. Device for precision measurement of speed of sound in a gas

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    Kelner, Eric; Minachi, Ali; Owen, Thomas E.; Burzynski, Jr., Marion; Petullo, Steven P.

    2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A sensor for measuring the speed of sound in a gas. The sensor has a helical coil, through which the gas flows before entering an inner chamber. Flow through the coil brings the gas into thermal equilibrium with the test chamber body. After the gas enters the chamber, a transducer produces an ultrasonic pulse, which is reflected from each of two faces of a target. The time difference between the two reflected signals is used to determine the speed of sound in the gas.

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

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    Yuri M. Shtemler; Isaac R. Shreiber

    2007-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. 15.568A Management Information Systems, Spring 2003

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    Gibson, Cyrus F.

    The course purpose is to provide the substance and skill necessary to make sound business decisions relating to information systems, and to work with senior line managers in the resolution of issues and problems in this ...

  5. Propagation of transverse zero sound in He3and of spin waves in He3-He II solutions

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    Meyerovich, Alex

    Propagation of transverse zero sound in He3and of spin waves in He3-He II solutions E. P. Bashkin absorption may dominate if the wave propagation velocity is close to the Fermi value. It is shown that the propagation of transverse zero sound in He3 is possible even if the wave velocity is somewhat smaller than

  6. Characteristics of sound propagation in shallow water over an elastic seabed with a thin cap-rock layer

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    Characteristics of sound propagation in shallow water over an elastic seabed with a thin cap over a lay- ered elastic seabed with a shear wave speed comparable to but lower than the water-column sound speed. A theoretical analysis and numerical modeling show that, in such environments, low attenua

  7. Musicians' Enhanced Neural Differentiation of Speech Sounds Arises Early in Life: Developmental Evidence from Ages 3 to 30

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    Kraus, Nina

    Musicians' Enhanced Neural Differentiation of Speech Sounds Arises Early in Life: Developmental; this training may generalize to speech processing given that adult musicians have enhanced neural-Muniz et al. 2012). We recently reported enhanced subcortical distinction of similar speech sounds (e

  8. Crickets produce sound as their forewings (tegmina) close and specialized structures (the file teeth and the plectrum)

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    Prestwich, Ken

    expect that natural selection should favour mechanisms that efficiently convert energy stores into sound.01550 We here report the first simultaneous measurement of metabolic cost of calling, acoustic power in the sand that forms the burrow's walls. Damping is therefore an important cause of the low sound production

  9. Over-winter oceanographic profiles in Jones Sound, Canadian Arctic Archipelago, November 1961 -June 1962: Temperature, salinity,

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    Townsend, David W.

    1 Over-winter oceanographic profiles in Jones Sound, Canadian Arctic Archipelago, November 1961 and silicate) were measured at five depths (2, 10, 25, 50 and 80 m) beneath the ice through the winter of 1961 the north side of the sound off Grise Fiord, Ellesmere Island, on 13 May 1962 and 12 May 1969. The over-winter

  10. Simple model of photo acoustic system for greenhouse effect

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    Fukuhara, Akiko; Ogawa, Naohisa

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The simple theoretical basis for photo acoustic (PA) system for studying infrared absorption properties of greenhouse gases is constructed. The amplitude of sound observed in PA depends on the modulation frequency of light pulse. Its dependence can be explained by our simple model. According to this model, sound signal has higher harmonics. The theory and experiment are compared in third and fifth harmonics by spectrum analysis. The theory has the analogy with electric circuits. This analogy helps students for understanding the PA system.

  11. Why Statistics? POPULAR MEDIA AND SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS SOUND THE DRUM: "BIG DATA" WILL DRIVE OUR

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    Tipple, Brett

    Why Statistics? POPULAR MEDIA AND SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS SOUND THE DRUM: "BIG DATA" WILL DRIVE OUR complex social interactions, to detecting infectious disease outbreaks. Statistics is the science-driven decisions, expanding the demand for statistics expertise. The melding of science and statistics has often

  12. Sound reception and radiation in a small insect , F. Montealgre-Za

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    Boyer, Edmond

    of Bristol, BS8 1UG Bristol, UK b Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, 560012 a house cat. Most other insects are even smaller and many insects that communicate using sound (crickets determining communication wavelength seem to be ecological and physiological. Longer wavelengths transmit

  13. eVADER: A Perceptual Approach to Finding Minimum Warning Sound Requirements for Quiet Cars.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , such as hybrid and electric vehicles, to pedestrians has become an important issue for public policy [1], car a localization paradigm to test the detectability of hybrid and internal combustion cars by measuring listenereVADER: A Perceptual Approach to Finding Minimum Warning Sound Requirements for Quiet Cars. Ryan

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

  15. SOLAR-CYCLE VARIATION OF SOUND SPEED NEAR THE SOLAR SURFACE

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    Rabello-Soares, M. C., E-mail: cristina@sun.stanford.edu [W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States)

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present evidence that the sound-speed variation with solar activity has a two-layer configuration, similar to the one observed below an active region, which consists of a negative layer near the solar surface and a positive one in the layer immediately below the first one. Frequency differences between the activity minimum and maximum of solar cycle 23, obtained applying global helioseismology to the Michelson Doppler Imager on board the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, is used to determine the sound-speed variation from below the base of the convection zone to a few Mm below the solar surface. We find that the sound speed at solar maximum is smaller than at solar minimum at the limit of our determination (5.5 Mm). The min-to-max difference decreases in absolute values until {approx}7 Mm. At larger depths, the sound speed at solar maximum is larger than at solar minimum and the difference increases with depth until {approx}10 Mm. At this depth, the relative difference ({delta}c{sup 2}/c{sup 2}) is less than half of the value observed at the lowest depth determination. At deeper layers, it slowly decreases with depth until there is no difference between maximum and minimum activity.

  16. Uncertainties in using the hodograph method to retrieve gravity wave characteristics from individual soundings

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    Plougonven, Riwal

    Uncertainties in using the hodograph method to retrieve gravity wave characteristics from individual soundings Fuqing Zhang and Shuguang Wang Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University] The hodograph method is commonly used to retrieve inertio-gravity wave characteristics from individual vertical

  17. DETECTION OF IMPULSE-LIKE AIRBORNE SOUND FOR DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN ROTOR BLADES OF WIND TURBINES

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    Boyer, Edmond

    DETECTION OF IMPULSE-LIKE AIRBORNE SOUND FOR DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN ROTOR BLADES OF WIND TURBINES burdens of wind turbines. To detect damage of rotor blades, several research projects focus on an acoustic, rotor blade, wind turbine INTRODUCTION There are several publications of non destructive damage

  18. Calibration of multisatellite observations for climatic studies: Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU)

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    Vinnikov, Konstantin

    Calibration of multisatellite observations for climatic studies: Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU different calibration corrections of the MSUs in the form of fixed biases, and in some cases temperature instruments. The paper develops a calibration model for the MSU instrument that includes the errors

  19. Perception and Synthesis of Sound-Generating Bruno L. Giordano and Federico Avanzini

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    Avanzini, Federico

    -haptic contexts (see Chap.2 for visual-haptic contexts). Studies in ecological perception are the starting pointChapter 4 Perception and Synthesis of Sound-Generating Materials Bruno L. Giordano and Federico of objects and events in the environment, it is thus not surpris- ing that source-perception abilities

  20. The Sound of One Eye Clapping: Tapping an Accurate Rhythm With Eye Movements

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    Hornof, Anthony

    The Sound of One Eye Clapping: Tapping an Accurate Rhythm With Eye Movements Anthony J. Hornof USA As eye-controlled interfaces becomes increasingly viable, there is a need to better understand fundamental human-machine interaction capabilities between a human and a computer via an eye tracking device

  1. The Sound of One Eye Clapping: Tapping an Accurate Rhythm With Eye Movements

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    Hornof, Anthony

    The Sound of One Eye Clapping: Tapping an Accurate Rhythm With Eye Movements Anthony J. Hornof, kvessey}@cs.uoregon.edu ABSTRACT As eye-controlled interfaces becomes increasingly viable, there is a need an eye tracking device. Prior research has explored the maximum rate of input from a human to a computer

  2. The impact of scavenging on trace metal budgets in Puget Sound

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    Paulson, A.J.; Feely, R.A.; Curl, H.C. Jr.; Geiselman, T. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, WA (USA)); Crecelius, E.A. (Battelle Marine Research Laboratory, Sequim, WA (USA))

    1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The distributions of dissolved and particulate Mn, Pb, Cu and Zn in Puget Sound, its tributaries, and its sediments were determined to illustrate the impact of scavenging reactions on trace metal budgets of a large fjordlike estuary. About 75% of the dissolved Pb discharged into the main basin of Puget Sound was scavenged from the dissolved phase. The high particulate Pb concentrations in regions of high particulate Mn concentrations and the significant correlations between Pb and Mn concentrations on suspended particles demonstrate the importance of hydrous manganese oxide phases in scavenging dissolved Pb. Since particles are effectively retained within the main basin, scavenging results in the sedimentation of about 70% of the total Pb added to the main basin. Only isolated instances of scavenging of dissolved Cu and Zn were observed and the discharge rates of dissolved Cu and Zn from known sources were equal to their rates of advective removal within the errors of the budge. The remineralization of organically-bound particulate Cu is partly responsible for its quasi-conservative behavior within the main basin of Puget Sound. The fates of Cu and Zn are controlled mainly by physical processes such as advection and settling of particles. Advection removes about 60% of the total Cu and Zn added to the main basin while 40% is deposited in the sediments of Puget Sound.

  3. Trace metal and ancillary data in the watersheds and urban embayments of Puget Sound. Data report

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    Paulson, A.J.; Curl, H.C.; Feely, R.A.; Massoth, G.J.; Krogslund, K.A.

    1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the first of three data reports encompassing trace metal and ancillary data obtained by the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) of NOAA in Puget Sound, Washington, between 1979 and 1986. The report includes the complete data set from two urban embayments (Elliott and Commencement Bays) and the watersheds discharging into Puget Sound. Building on research then underway at PMEL on estuarine circulation, laboratory scientists began a coordinated study that began with the description of the distribution of properties (salinity, temperature, trace metals and trace organics) in the water column and underlying sediments. The objectives of the Marine Environmental Quality trace metal program were (1) to quantify the sources and sinks of selected trace metals for Puget Sound, (2) to determine geochemical mechanisms that transform trace metals between the dissolved and particulate phases and (3) to determine to what extent these geochemical mechanisms alter the fate of trace metals entering Puget Sound. The text of the data report consists of the sampling and analytical methods with the accompanying quality control/quality assurance data. The text of the data sections are a summary of the data and published literature in which the data are interpreted along with a catalogue of the data available on microfiche located in the back pocket of the data report.

  4. A High Resolution Hydrodynamic Model of Puget Sound to Support Nearshore Restoration Feasibility Analysis and Design

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    Khangaonkar, Tarang; Yang, Zhaoqing

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Estuarine and coastal hydrodynamic processes are sometimes neglected in the design and planning of nearshore restoration actions. Despite best intentions, efforts to restore nearshore habitats can result in poor outcomes if circulation and transport which also affect freshwater-saltwater interactions are not properly addressed. Limitations due to current land use can lead to selection of sub-optimal restoration alternatives that may result in undesirable consequences, such as flooding, deterioration of water quality, and erosion, requiring immediate remedies and costly repairs. Uncertainty with achieving restoration goals, such as recovery of tidal exchange, supply of sediment and nutrients, and establishment of fish migration pathways, may be minimized by using numerical models designed for application to the nearshore environment. A high resolution circulation and transport model of the Puget Sound, in the state of Washington, was developed to assist with nearshore habitat restoration design and analysis, and to answer the question “can we achieve beneficial restoration outcomes at small local scale, as well as at a large estuary-wide scale?” The Puget Sound model is based on an unstructured grid framework to define the complex Puget Sound shoreline using a finite volume coastal ocean model (FVCOM). The capability of the model for simulating the important nearshore processes, such as circulation in complex multiple tidal channels, wetting and drying of tide flats, and water quality and sediment transport as part of restoration feasibility, are illustrated through examples of restoration projects in Puget Sound.

  5. Evaluation of the atmospheric deposition of toxic contaminants to Puget Sound, appendices

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    Not Available

    1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The document contains the appendices for the report 'Evaluation of the Atmospheric Deposition of Toxic Contaminants to Puget Sound', (PB93-122208). Contents include Literature Survey; Meteorological Data; Laboratory Results - Six-Month Aerosol and Deposition Study; Emission Inventory; Laboratory Results--18-Day Receptor Modeling Field Study; Diffusion/Transport Modeling; Integration of Results; Supporting Documents.

  6. Enumeration and phylogenetic analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading marine bacteria from Puget Sound sediments

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    Geiselbrecht, A.D.; Herwig, R.P.; Deming, J.W.; Staley, J.T. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are primarily released into the environment through anthropomorphic sources. PAH degradation has been known to occur in marine sediments. This paper describes the enumeration, isolation, and preliminary characterization of PAH-degrading strains from Puget Sound sediments. 38 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  7. Disposal site-selection technical appendix. Phase 2. (North and South Puget Sound)

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    Kendall, D.; Jamison, D.; Malek, J.; Ehlers, P.

    1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a technical appendix to both the Proposed Management Plan Report and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Puget Sound Dredged Disposal Analysis (PSDDA) Phase II study covering north and south Puget Sound. Results of disposal-site-selection studies for Phase II of PSDDA, are summarized herein. Phase II includes the southern portion of Puget Sound south of the Tacoma Narrows and the northern portion of Puget Sound north of Admiralty Inlet to the U.S./Canadian border and west to Port Angeles. DSWG's task in Phase II was to identify suitable unconfined, open-water disposal sites. This technical appendix summarizes the process by which DSWG carried out its task. Each site includes a 900-foot radius, 58-acre surface disposal zone within which all dredged material must be released. Each of the dispersive sites includes a 1,500-foot radius, 162-acre surface disposal zone within which all dredgfed material must be released. The capacities of the nondispersive disposal sites in the Phase II area are estimated to be several times the probable volume of dredged material projected for disposal through the year 2000.

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

  9. Continuous assessment of the unpleasantness of a sound short title: continuous assessment

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Geissner , Etienne Parizet Laboratoire Vibrations Acoustique, INSA de Lyon, 25 bis avenue Jean Capelle created by mixing stationary low-frequency random noise and twelve events of shorter duration (1 s to 11 s of the unpleasantness of the three sounds and the background noise used to synthesize the whole stimuli. The comparison

  10. CATEGORICAL PERCEPTION DEFICIT AND DYSLEXIA 1 Discrimination of speech sounds by children with dyslexia

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    Boyer, Edmond

    CATEGORICAL PERCEPTION DEFICIT AND DYSLEXIA 1 Discrimination of speech sounds by children with dyslexia: Comparisons with chronological age and reading level controls. Bogliotti, C1 ., Serniclaes, W2 and dyslexia hal-00733532,version2-24Sep2012 Author manuscript, published in "Journal of Experimental Child

  11. CATEGORICAL PERCEPTION DEFICIT AND DYSLEXIA 1 Discrimination of speech sounds by children with dyslexia

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    CATEGORICAL PERCEPTION DEFICIT AND DYSLEXIA 1 Discrimination of speech sounds by children with dyslexia: Comparisons with chronological age and reading level controls. Bogliotti, C1 ., Serniclaes, W2 and dyslexia #12;CATEGORICAL PERCEPTION DEFICIT AND DYSLEXIA 2 ABSTRACT Previous studies have shown

  12. Optical Measurement of the Non-linear Focusing of Sound in Liquid Helium 4

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    Caupin, Frédéric

    Optical Measurement of the Non-linear Focusing of Sound in Liquid Helium 4 X. Chavanne, S. Balibar have measured the amplitude of 1MHz acoustic waves focused in liquid helium 4. Our resolution is 10 the reflec- tion of light at the glass/helium interface, which depends on the refractive index of the liquid

  13. Liu UCD Phy9B 07 1 Ch 16. Sound & Hearing

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    Yoo, S. J. Ben

    Audible range: 20Hz - 20,000Hz Ultrasonic: f > 20,000 Hz, Sonar NOT Supersonic (speed > sound speed/s Please read text on your own. Faster in solids than in liquids and gases #12;Liu UCD Phy9B 07 5 16

  14. The Self-Organization of Speech Sounds Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The Self-Organization of Speech Sounds Pierre-Yves Oudeyer Sony CSL Paris, 6, rue Amyot, 75005­449 Email address: py@csl.sony.fr (Pierre-Yves Oudeyer). URL: www.csl.sony.fr/py (Pierre-Yves Oudeyer). #12

  15. A New Coherent Radar for Ice Sounding in Greenland A. Moussessian

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    Kansas, University of

    A New Coherent Radar for Ice Sounding in Greenland A. Moussessian 1 , R.L. Jordan 1 , E. Rodriguez of this radar on board a P-3 aircraft took place in May of 1999 over Greenland with successful results blanking. The first deployment of this radar took place in May of 1999 in Greenland. During this deployment

  16. Radar Sounding of Glaciers in Greenland C. Allen, B, Wohletz, and S, Gogineni

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    Kansas, University of

    Radar Sounding of Glaciers in Greenland C. Allen, B, Wohletz, and S, Gogineni The University on several flights over Greenland glaciers during the summer of 1995. The radar data were collected the theory and present results of the homomorphic deconvolution procedure. INTRODUCTION The Greenland

  17. THERMOACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHY WITH VARIABLE SOUND SPEED PLAMEN STEFANOV AND GUNTHER UHLMANN

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    Uhlmann, Gunther

    THERMOACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHY WITH VARIABLE SOUND SPEED PLAMEN STEFANOV AND GUNTHER UHLMANN ABSTRACT. We study the mathematical model of thermoacoustic tomography in media with a variable speed are taken on a part of the boundary. 1. INTRODUCTION In thermoacoustic tomography, a short electro

  18. Determining both sound speed and internal source in thermo- and photo-acoustic tomography

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    Hongyu Liu; Gunther Uhlmann

    2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper concerns thermoacoustic tomography and photoacoustic tomography, two couple-physics imaging modalities that attempt to combine the high resolution of ultrasound and the high contrast capabilities of electromagnetic waves. We give sufficient conditions to recover both the sound speed of the medium being probed and the source.

  19. Soundness and Separability of Workflow Nets in the Stepwise Refinement Approach

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    Sidorova, Natalia

    Soundness and Separability of Workflow Nets in the Stepwise Refinement Approach Kees van Hee.sidorova@tue.nl, wsinmarc@win.tue.nl Abstract. Workflow nets are recognized as a modelling paradigm for the business process modelling. We introduce and investigate several cor- rectness notions for workflow nets, ranging from proper

  20. Soundness and Separability of Workflow Nets in the Stepwise Refinement Approach

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    Sidorova, Natalia

    Soundness and Separability of Workflow Nets in the Stepwise Refinement Approach Kees van Hee.sidorova@tue.nl, wsinmarc@win.tue.nl Abstract. Workflow nets are recognized as a modelling paradigm for the business process modelling. We introduce and investigate several cor­ rectness notions for workflow nets, ranging from proper

  1. Sound pressure and particle acceleration audiograms in three marine fish species from the Adriatic Sea

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    Ladich, Friedrich

    umbra using the non-invasive auditory evoked potential-recording technique. Hearing thresholds were and 600 Hz, respectively. The low auditory thresholds and the large hearing bandwidth of S. umbra indicate that sound pressure may play a role in S. umbra's hearing, even though pronounced connections between

  2. Experimental constraints on the thermodynamics and sound velocities of hcp-Fe to core pressures

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    Jackson, Jennifer M.

    that comprises the volume-dependent phonon density of states (DOS) of e-Fe at eleven compression points. From information about the partitioning behavior of iron isotopes in equilibrium processes involving solid e providing a new tight constraint on the density dependence of e-Fe's sound velocities to outer core

  3. Sound production during courtship and spawning of Oreochromis mossambicus: malefemale and

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    ­male interactions M. C. P. AMORIM*, P. J. FONSECA AND V. C. ALMADA* *Unidade de Investigac¸a~o em Eco-etologia. I. Only territorial males produced sounds, during male­female and male­male court- ship interactions

  4. Influences of offshore environmental conditions on wind shear profile parameters in Nantucket Sound

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Influences of offshore environmental conditions on wind shear profile parameters in Nantucket Sound@ecs.umass.edu ABSTRACT Simultaneous wind resource and oceanographic data are available from an offshore monitoring tower how oceanographic data can be used to aid offshore wind resource assessment evaluations. This study

  5. Hair cell regeneration: winging our way towards a sound future Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh

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    Rubel, Edwin

    Hair cell regeneration: winging our way towards a sound future Olivia Bermingham-McDonoghà and Edwin W Rubely The discovery of hair cell regeneration in the inner ear of birds provides new optimism that there may be a treatment for hearing and balance disorders. In this review we describe the process of hair

  6. Adaptive Reduction of Additive Noise From Sleep Breathing Sounds Tech Report: CSLU-2012-001

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    Kain, Alexander

    of a sound classification sys- tem. Air conditioners and furnaces are typical sources of this type of noise in a home environment. During the course of a single night, an air conditioner or furnace may turn to sudden changes in the background noise (e. g. an air conditioner turning on), as well as overall

  7. Accumulation of mercury and PCBs in quillback rockfish (Sebastes maliger) from Puget Sound, Washington, USA

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    West, J.E.; O`Neill, S.M. [Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, WA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is conducting a long-term study designed to identify and monitor levels of contaminants in Puget Sound fish resources as one component of the ongoing Puget Sound Ambient Monitoring Program (PSAMP). Here the authors summarize results from three years of monitoring contaminants in quillback rockfish (Sebastes maliger) and present models for bioaccumulation of persistent pollutants. This species was selected for monitoring because they are long-lived and nonmigratory, occupy a relatively high position in the demersal food web, and are important to Washington fisheries. Muscle tissue from quillback rockfish was sampled from 1991 through 1993 at three PSAMP stations in the Puget Sound (San Juan Islands [SJI], North-Central Puget Sound [NCPS] and Central Puget Sound [CPS]). Two persistent pollutants--mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBS)--were present consistently in quillback rockfish. Maximum concentrations of mercury in composite-samples were 0.51, 0.41 and 0.47 mg/kg for SJI, NCPS and CPS, respectively. One composite exceeded the World Health Organization action limit for mercury in fish tissue (0.5 mg/kg). The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) screening level for mercury in fish is 0.6 mg/kg. Seven composite-samples contained a single group of PCBs (aroclor 1260) which exceeded the EPA screening level for total aroclors (10 {micro}g/kg). Stepwise linear regression was used to model the effects of fish age, size, percent lipids, and collection site on accumulation of mercury and aroclor 1260 in quillback rockfish. Of these variables, age and length (as growth rate) of rockfish were the primary determinants of mercury concentration in quillback rockfish; age of rockfish and collection site were the primary determinants of PCB concentrations.

  8. Historical trends in the accumulation of chemicals in Puget Sound sediment

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    Crecelius, E.; Cullinan, V.; Lefkovitz, L. [Battelle/Marine Sciences Lab., Sequim, WA (United States); Pevan, C. [Battelle Ocean Sciences Lab., Duxbury, MA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    As human activity in and around Puget Sound increased, so did the contaminant levels in the sediment. Sediment cores collected in 1 982 revealed inputs of chemicals to the Sound, including lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), silver (Ag), copper (Cu) and petroleum hydrocarbons, began to increase above background in the late 1800s and peaked between 1945 and 1965. Synthetic organic compounds, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and DDT, first appeared in sediments deposited in the 1930s and reached a maximum in the 1960s. The presence of the subsurface maximum concentrations suggests that pollution-control strategies have improved the sediment quality of central Puget Sound. Additional sediment coring was performed in 1991 and samples were collected at six locations in the main basin of Puget Sound. Sediment ages were determined using Pb{sup 210} radio isotope dating. Sedimentation rates were approximately 1 to 2 cm/yr and deposition rates ranged from 480 to 1000 mg/cm2/yr. The contaminant level of many metals has continued to decrease steadily in the last 10 years. The mean concentration of Pb, for example, has decreased upwards of 20% during this period, with an overall drop of about 30% since its maximum concentration in the 1950s and 1960s. Hydrocarbon contamination appears to parallel that of heavy metals. Significant decrease in PCB and DDT concentrations were also observed with a 2 to 4-fold decrease in surficial sediment concentrations. Concentrations of Ag, As, Cu, Hg, Sb, and Zn have declined significantly in the last 20 years, lending support to the hypothesis that the strengthening of environmental regulations since 1970 has influenced the water quality of Puget Sound.

  9. Soundings from SGP, June 2014 Sonde Comparison Study

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    Jensen, Michael

    In early June 2014, a radiosonde intercomparison trial was undertaken at the SGP Central Facility site with the goal of quantifying the relative performance of the RS92-SGP/MW31 and RS41-SG/MW41 radiosondes/systems. The June time period at SGP represents a springtime mid-latitude convective environment where the extensive remote sensing observations at the SGP site were used to further quantify the environment during the intercomparison. Over the course of five days (3 - 8 June) a total of 20 balloon launches were completed with efforts to sample the entire diurnal cycle and a variety of cloud conditions

  10. System and method to determine thermophysical properties of a multi-component gas

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    Morrow, Thomas B.; Behring II, Kendricks A.

    2003-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A system and method to characterize natural gas hydrocarbons using a single inferential property, such as standard sound speed, when the concentrations of the diluent gases (e.g., carbon dioxide and nitrogen) are known. The system to determine a thermophysical property of a gas having a first plurality of components comprises a sound velocity measurement device, a concentration measurement device, and a processor to determine a thermophysical property as a function of a correlation between the thermophysical property, the speed of sound, and the concentration measurements, wherein the number of concentration measurements is less than the number of components in the gas. The method includes the steps of determining the speed of sound in the gas, determining a plurality of gas component concentrations in the gas, and determining the thermophysical property as a function of a correlation between the thermophysical property, the speed of sound, and the plurality of concentrations.

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Sound insulation in buildings: linking theory and practice C. Hopkins University of Liverpool at the design stage. As the sound insulation in-situ is determined by both direct and flanking transmission. With increasing emphasis on the importance of sound insulation at low-frequencies, indications are given on how

  12. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SPEECH AND AUDIO PROCESSING, VOL. 9, NO. 6, SEPTEMBER 2001 697 Reproduction of a Plane-Wave Sound Field Using

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    Abhayapala, Thushara D.

    of a Plane-Wave Sound Field Using an Array of Loudspeakers Darren B. Ward, Member, IEEE, and Thushara D on how well an array of loudspeakers can recreate a three-dimen- sional (3-D) plane-wave sound field problem of reproducing a plane-wave sound field in free space.1 Specifically, we develop a rela- tionship

  13. The study of waves is clearly an important subject in acoustics because sound energy is transmitted by waves traveling though air. Furthermore, it turns out that the

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    Robertson, William

    Waves The study of waves is clearly an important subject in acoustics because sound energy, wavelength and speed of all types of waves, not only sound. In the case of sound waves in air the wave speed is transmitted by waves traveling though air. Furthermore, it turns out that the properties of waves on strings

  14. Care Net of Puget Sound is a Christ-centered ministry. We provide life-affirming support to anyone who finds themselves in an unplanned pregnancy, hurting from

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    Borenstein, Elhanan

    Care Net of Puget Sound is a Christ-centered ministry. We provide life-affirming support to anyone counties, as well as through our various programs. Care Net of Puget Sound is a volunteer-led ministry support directly to women in need. Care Net of Puget Sound receives no federal or state funding

  15. Cover. Insert, ground-shaking damage from the 1949 Puget Sound earthquake to unrein-forced masonry in Seattle, Wash. Photograph by George Cankonen, Seattle Times. Back-

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    Goldfinger, Chris

    #12;Cover. Insert, ground-shaking damage from the 1949 Puget Sound earthquake to unrein- forced to the railbed between Olympia and Tumwater, Wash., in the 1965 Puget Sound earthquake. Photograph by Greg ........................................................................................ 355 GROUND FAILURE Ground Failure Associated with the Puget Sound Region Earthquakes of April 13, 1949

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-fTriWildcat 1 WindtheEnergy InformationOf The

  17. Reconstruction of mechanically recorded sound by image processing

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    Fadeyev, Vitaliy; Haber, Carl

    2003-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Audio information stored in the undulations of grooves in a medium such as a phonograph record may be reconstructed, with no or minimal contact, by measuring the groove shape using precision metrology methods and digital image processing. The effects of damage, wear, and contamination may be compensated, in many cases, through image processing and analysis methods. The speed and data handling capacity of available computing hardware make this approach practical. Various aspects of this approach are discussed. A feasibility test is reported which used a general purpose optical metrology system to study a 50 year old 78 r.p.m. phonograph record. Comparisons are presented with stylus playback of the record and with a digitally re-mastered version of the original magnetic recording. A more extensive implementation of this approach, with dedicated hardware and software, is considered.

  18. Solar-cycle variation of the sound-speed asphericity from GONG and MDI data 1995-2000

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    H. M. Antia; S. Basu; F. Hill; R. Howe; R. W. Komm; J. Schou

    2001-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the variation of the frequency splitting coefficients describing the solar asphericity in both GONG and MDI data, and use these data to investigate temporal sound-speed variations as a function of both depth and latitude during the period from 1995-2000 and a little beyond. The temporal variations in even splitting coefficients are found to be correlated to the corresponding component of magnetic flux at the solar surface. We confirm that the sound-speed variations associated with the surface magnetic field are superficial. Temporally averaged results show a significant excess in sound speed around 0.92 solar radii and latitude of 60 degrees.

  19. Management plan report. Unconfined open-water disposal of dredged material. Phase 2. (North and south puget sound)

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    Not Available

    1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains the findings of Phase II of the Puget Sound Dredged Disposal Analysis (PSDDA), a comprehensive study of unconfined dredged material disposal in deep waters of Puget Sound. The study was undertaken as a cooperative effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the State of Washington Departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Ecology (Ecology). A management plan for the Phase II area (North and South Puget Sound) is presented which identifies selected unconfined, open-water disposal sites, evaluation procedures for dredged material being considered for disposal at these sites, and site management considerations including environmental monitoring.

  20. From AdS/CFT correspondence to hydrodynamics. II. Sound waves

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    G. Policastro; D. T. Son; A. O. Starinets

    2005-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    As a non-trivial check of the non-supersymmetric gauge/gravity duality, we use a near-extremal black brane background to compute the retarded Green's functions of the stress-energy tensor in N=4 super-Yang-Mills (SYM) theory at finite temperature. For the long-distance, low-frequency modes of the diagonal components of the stress-energy tensor, hydrodynamics predicts the existence of a pole in the correlators corresponding to propagation of sound waves in the N=4 SYM plasma. The retarded Green's functions obtained from gravity do indeed exhibit this pole, with the correct values for the sound speed and the rate of attenuation.

  1. Generic behaviour of nonlinear sound waves near the surface of a star: smooth solutions

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    Carsten Gundlach; Colin Please

    2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We are interested in the generic behaviour of nonlinear sound waves as they approach the surface of a star, here assumed to have the polytropic equation of state $P=K\\rho^\\Gamma$. Restricting to spherical symmetry, and considering only the region near the surface, we generalise the methods of Carrier and Greenspan (1958) for the shallow water equations on a sloping beach to this problem. We give a semi-quantitative criterion for a shock to form near the surface during the evolution of generic initial data with support away from the surface. We show that in smooth solutions the velocity and the square of the sound speed remain regular functions of Eulerian radius at the surface.

  2. Confirming sound absorption characteristics of box absorbers that utilize laser-cut micro-slits on the top surface as the means of sound absorption, with an exploration of different architectural installations

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    Matlack, Kathryn H

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is believed that the box absorber utilizes viscous forces present in micro-slits on their surfaces to absorb sound [8]. These box absorbers were developed through research at SINTEF and the Norwegian University of Science ...

  3. An Object-Based Audio Rendering System using Spatial Parameters

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    Chang, Pao-Chi

    An Object-Based Audio Rendering System using Spatial Parameters Kuo-Lun Huang, Tai-Ming Chang rendering system, in which the audio signal of each object is distributed to multi-channel systems by spatial parameters. The operation of the rendering system is based on the sound localization theories

  4. accelerator induced neutron: Topics by E-print Network

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    were found to be in good agreement with data from a purpose built balloon-borne neutron detector, high altitude aircraft data and previously published simulation based...

  5. atmospheric model mars-gram: Topics by E-print Network

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    equations were found to be in good agreement with data from a purpose built balloon-borne neutron detector, high altitude aircraft data and previously published simulation based...

  6. atmospheric mercury models: Topics by E-print Network

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    equations were found to be in good agreement with data from a purpose built balloon-borne neutron detector, high altitude aircraft data and previously published simulation based...

  7. atmospheric models testing: Topics by E-print Network

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    equations were found to be in good agreement with data from a purpose built balloon-borne neutron detector, high altitude aircraft data and previously published simulation based...

  8. atmosphere model version: Topics by E-print Network

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    equations were found to be in good agreement with data from a purpose built balloon-borne neutron detector, high altitude aircraft data and previously published simulation based...

  9. Chiral sound waves from a gauge theory of 1D generalized statistics

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    Silvio J. Benetton Rabello

    1996-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A topological gauge field theory in one spatial dimension is studied, with the gauge fields as generators of two commuting U(1) Ka\\u{c}-Moody algebras. Coupling of these gauge fields to nonrelativistic bosonic matter fields, produces a statistical transmutation of the later, as in the Chern-Simons theory in two dimensions. The sound waves of the model are investigated and proven to be chiral bosonic excitations, with the same spectrum as the density fluctuations of the Luttinger model.

  10. The Difficulty of the Heating of Cluster Cooling Flows by Sound Waves and Weak Shocks

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    Yutaka Fujita; Takeru Ken Suzuki

    2006-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate heating of the cool core of a galaxy cluster through the dissipation of sound waves and weak shocks excited by the activities of the central active galactic nucleus (AGN). Using a weak shock theory, we show that this heating mechanism alone cannot reproduce observed temperature and density profiles of a cluster, because the dissipation length of the waves is much smaller than the size of the core and thus the wave energy is not distributed to the whole core.

  11. Long-range sound-mediated dark-soliton interactions in trapped atomic condensates

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    Allen, A. J.; Jackson, D. P.; Barenghi, C. F.; Proukakis, N. P. [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU (United Kingdom)

    2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A long-range soliton interaction is discussed whereby two or more dark solitons interact in an inhomogeneous atomic condensate, modifying their respective dynamics via the exchange of sound waves without ever coming into direct contact. An idealized double-well geometry is shown to yield perfect energy transfer and complete periodic identity reversal of the two solitons. Two experimentally relevant geometries are analyzed which should enable the observation of this long-range interaction.

  12. An apparatus to measure fourth sound interactions with helium II in rotation 

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    Burrin, Stephen Eller

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Sound Cavity and Transducers Figure 7. Basic Diagram of Transducer Electronics 12 14 17 19 22 CHAPTER I IKTRODUCTIOiV Although H. Ksmerlingh Onnes liquefied helium gas, which con- sists almost completely of the isotope He, in 1908... Regulator Ballast Tank Higg Capacity Vacuum Pump Large Vacuum Line to Reduce Impedance Large Valve Roughing Pump Hitrogcn Deuar . '-'. annmctet Helium Dcmar RICURU 4 HRLIUH HURRI"?'( SYSTPH 15 atmospheric pressure) could be obtained...

  13. Progress re-evaluating Puget Sound sediment apparent effects threshold values (AETs)

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    Gries, T.H.; Waldow, K.H. [Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Puget Sound Dredged Disposal Analysis agencies (US Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency, and Washington Departments of Ecology and Natural Resources) are committed to re-evaluating AETs for Puget Sound sediments, upon which regulatory guideline values and criteria are based. On behalf of the PSDDA agencies, the Department of Ecology used an expanded sediment quality database to calculate 1994 AETs. Those AETs were based on the 10-day Rhepoxinius abronius mortality and 48--96 hour echinoderm larval bioassays. Both abnormality and effective mortality (abnormality + mortality) endpoints were used as indicators of biological effects in the latter test. The echinoderm AETs derived from the abnormality endpoint were more sensitive predictors of significant adverse effects, so those AETs were examined more closely. Results showed most of the 1994 dry weight-normalized amphipod AETs remained the same as 1988 values, but some increased and one decreased. Fewer changes were observed for organic carbon-normalized amphipod AETS. Echinoderm larval abnormality AETs were generally lower than 1986 oyster larval AETS, whether dry weight or organic carbon-normalized. Amphipod values were among the highest and echinoderm values were among the lowest in the suite of Puget Sound AETs. Whether any new AETs lead to corresponding changes to the guideline values used in the PSDDA program or the criteria of the Washington`s Sediment Management Standards (173-204 WAC) will depend on several factors. The new Puget Sound amphipod and echinoderm AETs, some measures of their reliability, and potential changes to sediment quality guidelines and criteria will be presented.

  14. Pesticides and PCBs in Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha and O. kisutch) from Puget Sound, Washington

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    O`Neill, S.M.; West, J.E. [Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, WA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife initiated a long-term study to monitor levels of contaminants in two species of Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha and O. kisutch) and other marine fishes of Puget Sound. The study is one component of the Puget Sound Ambient Monitoring Program (PSAMP), a multi-agency effort to assess the environmental health of Puget Sound. Here the authors summarize results from their ongoing study of O. tshawytscha and O. kisutch. Samples of muscle tissue were collected for chemical analyses from adult salmon that were purchased from licensed fish buyers or treaty tribal fisherman. From 1992 through 1994, both salmon species were sampled at seven fishing areas in marine waters and river mouths of Puget Sound. 4,4-DDE and 4,4-DDD, metabolites of the pesticide DDT, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBS) were consistently detected in both species and were consistently higher in O. tshawytscha. Low to moderate concentrations of DDT metabolites (3 to 59 ug/kg wet weight) were detected in the salmon samples but were seldom detected in other fish species sampled by PSAMP. Total PCBs concentrations (Arochlor 1254 + 1260) ranged from 10 to 211 ug/kg wet weight in 0. tshawytscha, with many samples containing PCBs concentrations similar to those detected in benthic flatfish, (Pleuronectes vetulus), sampled from urbanized embayments. A stepwise linear regression model was used to identify parameters correlated with accumulation of PCBs and DDT metabolites in salmon. In addition to species differences, factors such as fish age, percent lipids and sampling location may affect the accumulation of these contaminants. Results of this study are contrasted with contaminant levels previously reported for Canadian and Alaskan Pacific salmon. Possible sources of contaminants are outlined.

  15. CHP Supported with Energy Efficiency Measures -- A Winning and Environmentally Sound Solution in Finland

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    Hannunkari, E.

    CHP Supported with Energy Efficiency Measures - a Winning and Environmentally Sound Solution in Finland Erkki Hannunkari, IVO Technology Centre In the European Union Energy Progranunes, one of the most significant measures in reducing carbon... dioxides and other emissions is to build additional CHP teclmology. TIris 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...

  16. Asymptotic approximations for the sound generated by aerofoils in unsteady subsonic flows

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    Ayton, Lorna Jane

    2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    is later relaxed and we investigate the sound generated by high-frequency gust-aerofoil interactions in steady shear flows. Throughout all of the aforementioned work, the key process involves identifying various asymptotic regions around the aerofoil where... review of the different mechanisms generating noise within the engine, including perhaps principally the jet and (the subject of this thesis) the interaction of the vortical wakes shed from a rotor blade row with a down- stream stator blade row; a...

  17. ARM - PI Product - Soundings from SGP, June 2014 Sonde Comparison Study

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625govInstrumentstdmadap Documentation TDMADAP : XDCnarrowbandheatProductsISDACProductsRadiativeProductsSoundings from

  18. Sound Waves Excitation by Jet-Inflated Bubbles in Clusters of Galaxies

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    Assaf Sternberg; Noam Soker

    2008-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that repeated sound waves in the intracluster medium (ICM) can be excited by a single inflation episode of an opposite bubble pair. To reproduce this behavior in numerical simulations the bubbles should be inflated by jets, rather than being injected artificially. The multiple sound waves are excited by the motion of the bubble-ICM boundary that is caused by vortices inside the inflated bubbles and the backflow (`cocoon') of the ICM around the bubble. These sound waves form a structure that can account for the ripples observed in the Perseus cooling flow cluster. We inflate the bubbles using slow massive jets, with either a wide opening angle or that are precessing. The jets are slow in the sense that they are highly sub-relativistic, $v_j \\sim 0.01c-0.1c$, and they are massive in the sense that the pair of bubbles carry back to the ICM a large fraction of the cooling mass, i.e., $\\sim 1-50 M_\\odot \\yr^{-1}$. We use a two-dimensional axisymmetric (referred to as 2.5D) hydrodynamical numerical code (VH-1).

  19. Quality-Controlled Upper-Air Sounding Dataset for DYNAMO/CINDY/AMIE: Development and Corrections

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    Ciesielski, Paul; Yu, Hungjui; Johnson, Richard; Yoneyama, Kunio; Katsumata, Masaki; Long, Charles N.; Wang, Junhong; Loehrer, Scot; Young, Kate; Williams, S.; Brown, William; Braun, John; Van Hove, Terese

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The upper-air sounding network for DYNAMO (Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation or MJO) has provided an unprecedented set of observations for studying the MJO over the Indian Ocean (IO) where coupling of this oscillation with deep convection first occurs. With 72 sounding sites and dropsonde data from 13 aircraft mission, the sonde network covers the tropics from Eastern African to the West Pacific. In total nearly 26,000 sondes were collected from this network during the experiment’s 6-month extended observing period (from October 2011 to March 2012). Slightly more than half of the sondes, collected from 33 sites, are at high vertical resolution. Rigorous post-field phase processing of the sonde data included several levels of quality checks and a variety of corrections which address a number of issues (e.g., daytime dry bias, baseline surface data errors, ship deck-heating effects, artificial dry spikes in slow ascent sondes). Because of the importance of an accurate description of the moisture field in meeting the scientific goals of the experiments, particular attention is given to humidity correction and its validation. The humidity corrections, though small relative to some previous field campaigns, produced high fidelity moisture analyses in which sonde precipitable water compared well with independent estimates. An assessment of model operational analyses moisture using corrected sonde data shows an overall good agreement with the exception at upper-levels where model moisture and clouds are more abundant than the sounding data would indicate.

  20. Effects of coordination and pressure on sound attenuation, boson peak and elasticity in amorphous solids

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    Eric DeGiuli; Adrien Laversanne-Finot; Gustavo Düring; Edan Lerner; Matthieu Wyart

    2014-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Connectedness and applied stress strongly affect elasticity in solids. In various amorphous solids, mechanical stability can be lost either by reducing connectedness or by increasing pressure. We present an effective medium theory of elasticity that extends previous approaches by incorporating the effect of compression, of amplitude $e$, allowing one to describe quantitative features of sound propagation, transport, the boson peak, and elastic moduli near the elastic instability occurring at a compression $e_c$. The theory disentangles several frequencies characterizing the vibrational spectrum: the onset frequency $\\omega_0\\sim \\sqrt{e_c-e}$ where strongly-scattered modes appear in the vibrational spectrum, the pressure-independent frequency $\\omega_*$ where the density of states displays a plateau, the boson peak frequency $\\omega_{BP}$, and the Ioffe-Regel frequency $\\omega_{IR}$ where scattering length and wavelength become equal. We predict that sound attenuation crosses over from $\\omega^4$ to $\\omega^2$ behaviour at $\\omega_0$. We predict that a frequency-dependent length scale $l_s(\\omega)$ and speed of sound $\

  1. Trace metal and ancillary data in Puget Sound: August 1986. Data report

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    Paulson, A.J.; Curl, H.C.; Feely, R.A.; Krogslund, K.A.; Hanson, S.

    1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The third data report, data from a single cruise in the urban embayments and open waters of Puget Sound during August 1986 are listed. The data are presented geographically. Building on research then underway at PMEL on estuarine circulation, laboratory scientists began a coordinated study that began with the description of the distribution of properties (salinity, temperature, trace metals and trace organics) in the water column and underlying sediments. The objectives of the Marine Environmental Quality trace metal program were (1) to quantify the sources and sinks of selected trace metals for Puget Sound, (2) to determine geochemical mechanisms that transform trace metals between the dissolved and particulate phases and (3) to determine to what extent these geochemical mechanisms alter the fate of trace metals entering Puget Sound. The text of the data report consists of the sampling and analytical methods with the accompanying quality control/quality assurance data. The text of the data sections are a summary of the data and published literature in which the data are interpreted along with a catalogue of the data available on microfiche located in the back pocket of the data report. In most cases, a table consists of one station with the parameters as columns and the depths as rows.

  2. Contaminant effects on growth, age-structure, and reproduction, of Mytilus edulis from Puget Sound, Washington

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    Casillas, E.; Kardong, K.; Kagley, A.; Snider, R.G.; Stein, J.E. [NOAA, Seattle, WA (United States). Environmental Conservation Division

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Age-length relationships, age structure, and reproductive status (fecundity, egg size) of Mytilus edulis from six sites in central Puget Sound and one site in the relatively pristine area of northern Puget Sound were measured. Mussels from urban-associated sites (areas with elevated sediment concentrations of PAHs, PCBs, and toxic and essential metals) exhibited high tissue burdens of these contaminants. Age length relationships, fitted to the von Bertalanffy equation, showed that the growth of mussels from urban-associated areas was similar, but was lower than in mussels from minimally-contaminated environments. Comparison of mussel population age-structure showed that at urban sites, mussels of comparable size were consistently older than mussels from minimally contaminated areas and the mean age of urban populations was higher than that of rural populations. In mussels from urban sites, gonad mass was lower while number of oocytes/g gonad was similar compared to mussels from minimally-contaminated areas of Puget Sound. Thus, in mussels from urban sites fecundity was reduced compared to mussels of comparable age from reference sites. The findings support the hypothesis that mussels from the urban areas exhibit impaired growth, altered population age-structure, and reproductive impairment as a result of accumulation of chemical contaminants.

  3. The potential effects of sounds from seismic exploration on the distribution of cetaceans in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

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    Rankin, Shannon

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this study is to determine the possible effects of seismic exploration sounds on distribution of cetaceans in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. The study consisted of ten Gulfier research cruises, surveying the Northern Gulf of Mexico from...

  4. The legacy of Pleistocene glaciation and the organization of lowland alluvial process domains in the Puget Sound region

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    Montgomery, David R.

    in the Puget Sound region Brian D. Collins , David R. Montgomery Quaternary Research Center and Department Disequilibrium Process domains River valley morphology Concavity index Alluvial rivers of the eastern Puget

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

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

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  6. A low order flow/acoustics interaction method for the prediction of sound propagation using 3D adaptive hybrid grids

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    Kallinderis, Yannis, E-mail: kallind@otenet.gr [Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, Rio Patras 26504 (Greece)] [Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, Rio Patras 26504 (Greece); Vitsas, Panagiotis A.; Menounou, Penelope [Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, Rio Patras 26504 (Greece)] [Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, Rio Patras 26504 (Greece)

    2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A low-order flow/acoustics interaction method for the prediction of sound propagation and diffraction in unsteady subsonic compressible flow using adaptive 3-D hybrid grids is investigated. The total field is decomposed into the flow field described by the Euler equations, and the acoustics part described by the Nonlinear Perturbation Equations. The method is shown capable of predicting monopole sound propagation, while employment of acoustics-guided adapted grid refinement improves the accuracy of capturing the acoustic field. Interaction of sound with solid boundaries is also examined in terms of reflection, and diffraction. Sound propagation through an unsteady flow field is examined using static and dynamic flow/acoustics coupling demonstrating the importance of the latter.

  7. Puget Sound Reinforcement Project : Planning for Peak Power Needs : Scoping Report, Part A, Summary of Public Comments.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes public participation in the environmental scoping process for the Puget Sound Reinforcement Project, a Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Puget Sound area utilities study of voltage stability in northwestern Washington state. The environmental scoping phase of the Puget Sound project consisted of a series of public meetings and a public comment period. The content of these meetings is summarized in 2.0, Public Involvement. In 3.0, Comment Summary, the report summarizes comments received via meetings, mail and phone. The report ends with a description of the next steps in the project. Chapter 4.0, describes the decision process to be used by BPA and area utilities. Chapter 5.0 describes opportunities for public participation in decisions to be made about the future reliability of Puget Sound's electricity supply.

  8. Systems

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    Chapter 1. Systems. 1.1. On Line. In this introductory section we will pose no exercises, but instead, will detail. how to use Maple to solve problems in linear ...

  9. Molecular dynamics simulation study of the high frequency sound waves in the fragile glass former ortho-terphenyl

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    S. Mossa; G. Monaco; G. Ruocco; M. Sampoli; F. Sette

    2001-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a realistic flexible molecule model of the fragile glass former orthoterphenyl, we calculate via molecular dynamics simulation the collective dynamic structure factor, recently measured in this system by Inelastic X-ray Scattering. The comparison of the simulated and measured dynamic structure factor, and the study of its properties in an extended momentum, frequency and temperature range allows: i) to conclude that the utilized molecular model gives rise to a dynamic structure factor in agreement with the experimental data, for those thermodynamic states and momentum values where the latter are available; ii) to confirm the existence of a slope discontinuity on the T-dependence of the sound velocity that, at finite Q, takes place at a temperature T_x higher than the calorimetric glass transition temperature T_g; iii) to find that the values of T_x is Q-dependent and that its vanishing Q limit is consistent with T_g. The latter finding is interpreted within the framework of the current description of the dynamics of supercooled liquids in terms of exploration of the potential energy landscape.

  10. The Canadian Energy Information System - An Aid and Opportunity for Industry 

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    McNeil, C. S. L.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  11. Hydration of the lower stratosphere by ice crystal geysers over land convective systems

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    Khaykin, S.

    The possible impact of deep convective overshooting over land has been explored by six simultaneous soundings of water vapour, particles and ozone in the lower stratosphere next to Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCSs) during ...

  12. Sound propagation in light-modulated carbon nanosponge suspensions W. Zhou,1 R. P. Tiwari,1 R. Annamalai,2 R. Sooryakumar,1 V. Subramaniam,2 and D. Stroud1

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    Stroud, David

    the high sound speed of the nanotubes, the measured speed of longitudinal-acoustic waves in the suspension in sound speed are considered. One is simply that the sound speed decreases because of fluid heat induced to investigate the propagation of acoustic waves through inho- mogeneous media. Sound propagation in liquid

  13. Heating the bubbly gas of galaxy clusters with weak shocks and sound waves

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    S. Heinz; E. Churazov

    2005-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Using hydrodynamic simulations and a technique to extract the rotational component of the velocity field, we show how bubbles of relativistic gas inflated by AGN jets in galaxy clusters act as a catalyst, transforming the energy carried by sound and shock waves to heat. The energy is stored in a vortex field around the bubbles which can subsequently be dissipated. The efficiency of this process is set mainly by the fraction of the cluster volume filled by (sub-)kpc scale filaments and bubbles of relativistic plasma.

  14. Sounding in silence: men, machines and the changing environment of naval discipline, 1796-1815

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    Poskett, James

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to be attached to a standard lead and line and thrown overboard.8 It consisted of a rotor which, when descending to the seabed, turned a perpetual screw connected to two numbered dials. One dial recorded intervals from 0 to 10 fathoms, the other from 0 to 150... . This made accountability ambiguous. To begin sounding, one sailor (the leadsman) moved towards the bow on the outside of the ship, taking with him the lead and approximately one fathom of rope. Three or four other sailors took up the rest of the line...

  15. A New Numerical Algorithm for Thermoacoustic and Photoacoustic Tomography with Variable Sound Speed

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    Qian, Jianliang; Uhlmann, Gunther; Zhao, Hongkai

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new algorithm for reconstructing an unknown source in Thermoacoustic and Photoacoustic Tomography based on the recent advances in understanding the theoretical nature of the problem. We work with variable sound speeds that might be also discontinuous across some surface. The latter problem arises in brain imaging. The new algorithm is based on an explicit formula in the form of a Neumann series. We present numerical examples with non-trapping, trapping and piecewise smooth speeds, as well as examples with data on a part of the boundary. These numerical examples demonstrate the robust performance of the new algorithm.

  16. Solar internal sound speed as inferred from combined BiSON and LOWL oscillation frequencies

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    Sarbani Basu; W. J. Chaplin; J. Christensen-Dalsgaard; Y. Elsworth; G. R. Isaak; R. New; J. Schou; M. J. Thompson; S. Tomczyk

    1997-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations of the Sun with the LOWL instrument provide a homogeneous set of solar p-mode frequencies from low to intermediate degree which allows one to determine the structure of much of the solar interior avoiding systematic errors that are introduced when different data sets are combined, i.e., principally the effects of solar cycle changes on the frequencies. Unfortunately, the LOWL data set contains very few of the lowest-degree modes, which are essential for determining reliably the structure of the solar core - in addition, these lowest-degree data have fairly large associated uncertainties. However, observations made by the Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network (BiSON) in integrated sunlight provide high-accuracy measurements of a large number of low-degree modes. In this paper we demonstrate that the low-degree mode set of the LOWL data can be successfully combined with the more accurate BiSON data, provided the observations are contemporaneous for those frequencies where the solar-cycle-induced effects are important. We show that this leads to a factor-of-two decrease in the error on the inferred sound speed in the solar core. We find that the solar sound speed is higher than in solar models for r < 0.2Rsun. The density of the solar core is, however, lower than that in solar models.

  17. Use of Advanced Meteorological Model Output for Coastal Ocean Modeling in Puget Sound

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    Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Wang, Taiping

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is a great challenge to specify meteorological forcing in estuarine and coastal circulation modeling using observed data because of the lack of complete datasets. As a result of this limitation, water temperature is often not simulated in estuarine and coastal modeling, with the assumption that density-induced currents are generally dominated by salinity gradients. However, in many situations, temperature gradients could be sufficiently large to influence the baroclinic motion. In this paper, we present an approach to simulate water temperature using outputs from advanced meteorological models. This modeling approach was applied to simulate annual variations of water temperatures of Puget Sound, a fjordal estuary in the Pacific Northwest of USA. Meteorological parameters from North American Region Re-analysis (NARR) model outputs were evaluated with comparisons to observed data at real-time meteorological stations. Model results demonstrated that NARR outputs can be used to drive coastal ocean models for realistic simulations of long-term water-temperature distributions in Puget Sound. Model results indicated that the net flux from NARR can be further improved with the additional information from real-time observations.

  18. Testing Thermo-acoustic Sound Generation in Water with Proton and Laser Beams

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    K. Graf; G. Anton; J. Hoessl; A. Kappes; T. Karg; U. Katz; R. Lahmann; C. Naumann; K. Salomon; C. Stegmann

    2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiments were performed at a proton accelerator and an infrared laser acility to investigate the sound generation caused by the energy deposition of pulsed particle and laser beams in water. The beams with an energy range of 1 PeV to 400 PeV per proton beam spill and up to 10 EeV for the laser pulse were dumped into a water volume and the resulting acoustic signals were recorded with pressure sensitive sensors. Measurements were performed at varying pulse energies, sensor positions, beam diameters and temperatures. The data is well described by simulations based on the thermo-acoustic model. This implies that the primary mechanism for sound generation by the energy deposition of particles propagating in water is the local heating of the media giving rise to an expansion or contraction of the medium resulting in a pressure pulse with bipolar shape. A possible application of this effect would be the acoustical detection of neutrinos with energies greater than 1 EeV.

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

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    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

    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.

  20. Contaminant Mass Balance for Sinclair and Dyes Inlets, Puget Sound, WA

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    Crecelius, Eric A.; Johnston, Robert K.; Leather, Jim; Guerrero, Joel; Miller, Martin C.; Brandenberger, Jill M.

    2003-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Sinclair Inlet and Dyes Inlets have historically received contaminates from military installations, industrial activities, municipal outfalls, and other nonpoint sources. For the purpose of determining a ?total maximum daily load? (TMDL) of contaminants for the Inlets, a contaminant mass balance for the sediments is being developed. Sediment cores and traps were collected from depositional areas of the Inlets and surface sediment grabs were collected from fluvial deposits associated with major drainage areas into the Inlets. All sediment samples were screened using X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) for metals, UV fluorescence for organics (PAHs), and immunoassay for PCBs. A subset of split-samples was analyzed using ICP/MS for metals and GC/MS for phthalates, PAHs, and PCBs. Sediment cores were age-dated using radionuclides to determine the sedimentation rate and the history of sediment contamination. Streams and storm water outfalls were sampled in both the wet and dry seasons to assess loading from the watershed. Seawater samples collected from the marine waters of the Inlets and boundary passages to central Puget Sound were used to estimate the exchange of contaminates with central Puget Sound. The historical trends from the cores indicate that contamination was at a maximum in the middle of the 1900s and decreased significantly by the late 1900s. The thickness of the contaminated sediment is in the range of 30 to 50 cm.

  1. An evaluation of EPA`s proposed national sediment quality criteria applied to Puget Sound

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    Gries, T.H. [Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA (United States)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed national marine and freshwater sediment quality criteria for five chemicals of concern: acenaphthene, dieldrin, endrin, fluoranthene and phenanthrene. The criteria values EPA developed were based on an equilibrium partitioning approach and are normalized to the organic carbon of the sediment. The Department of Ecology compared the proposed national marine sediment criteria for the three PAH compounds to Washington`s Sediment Management Standards (173-204 WAC), most of which were derived using the empirical ``Apparent Effects Threshold`` approach. The number of stations in Puget Sound exceeding the State`s chemical Sediment Quality Standards (SQS) was 1.7--8.1 times greater those exceeding the proposed criteria. It also appeared from early results that the latter were less sensitive predictors of stations known to exhibit significant adverse biological effects. Thus, the proposed criteria may not be as effective as the SQS when used as a regulatory tool to screen for biological effects in Puget Sound. These and other findings will be presented which generally support the EPA Science Advisory Board recommendation to use proposed national criteria in conjunction with other chemical and biological sediment quality indicators to make regulatory decisions.

  2. Measurement of sound speed vs. depth in South Pole ice: pressure waves and shear waves

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    IceCube Collaboration; Klein, Spencer

    2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We have measured the speed of both pressure waves and shear waves as a function of depth between 80 and 500 m depth in South Pole ice with better than 1% precision. The measurements were made using the South Pole Acoustic Test Setup (SPATS), an array of transmitters and sensors deployed in the ice at the South Pole in order to measure the acoustic properties relevant to acoustic detection of astrophysical neutrinos. The transmitters and sensors use piezoceramics operating at {approx}5-25 kHz. Between 200 m and 500 m depth, the measured profile is consistent with zero variation of the sound speed with depth, resulting in zero refraction, for both pressure and shear waves. We also performed a complementary study featuring an explosive signal propagating vertically from 50 to 2250 m depth, from which we determined a value for the pressure wave speed consistent with that determined for shallower depths, higher frequencies, and horizontal propagation with the SPATS sensors. The sound speed profile presented here can be used to achieve good acoustic source position and emission time reconstruction in general, and neutrino direction and energy reconstruction in particular. The reconstructed quantities could also help separate neutrino signals from background.

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

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

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Tidally averaged circulation in Puget Sound sub-basins: Comparison of historical data, analytical model, and numerical model

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    Khangaonkar, Tarang; Yang, Zhaoqing; Kim, Tae Yun; Roberts, Mindy

    2011-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Through extensive field data collection and analysis efforts conducted since the 1950s, researchers have established an understanding of the characteristic features of circulation in Puget Sound. The pattern ranges from the classic fjordal behavior in some basins, with shallow brackish outflow and compensating inflow immediately below, to the typical two-layer flow observed in many partially mixed estuaries with saline inflow at depth. An attempt at reproducing this behavior by fitting an analytical formulation to past data is presented, followed by the application of a three-dimensional circulation and transport numerical model. The analytical treatment helped identify key physical processes and parameters, but quickly reconfirmed that response is complex and would require site-specific parameterization to include effects of sills and interconnected basins. The numerical model of Puget Sound, developed using unstructured-grid finite volume method, allowed resolution of the sub-basin geometric features, including presence of major islands, and site-specific strong advective vertical mixing created by bathymetry and multiple sills. The model was calibrated using available recent short-term oceanographic time series data sets from different parts of the Puget Sound basin. The results are compared against (1) recent velocity and salinity data collected in Puget Sound from 2006 and (2) a composite data set from previously analyzed historical records, mostly from the 1970s. The results highlight the ability of the model to reproduce velocity and salinity profile characteristics, their variations among Puget Sound subbasins, and tidally averaged circulation. Sensitivity of residual circulation to variations in freshwater inflow and resulting salinity gradient in fjordal sub-basins of Puget Sound is examined.

  5. A road map for implementing systems engineering

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    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

    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.

  6. Potential alteration of fjordal circulation due to a large floating structure—Numerical investigation with application to Hood Canal basin in Puget Sound

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    Khangaonkar, Tarang; Wang, Taiping

    2013-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Circulation in typical fjords is characterized by a shallow brackish layer at the surface over a deep long and narrow saltwater column. This surface layer is responsible for the outflow of water from the fjord, is easily disrupted by external forces, such as wind, and is influenced by freshwater inflow. In this paper, we postulate that the stability of fjordal circulation may also be vulnerable to impacts from anthropogenic alterations, such as floating structures, that could constrict the mixing and transport in the upper layers of the water column. The potential for alteration of circulation in Hood Canal, a silled-fjord located inside Puget Sound, Washington, has been examined. Using classical analytical treatments along the lines formulated by Hansen and Rattray [1965], Rattray [1967], Dyer [1973] and more recently, MacCready [2004], we develop a solution applicable to a range of estuary classifications varying from a partially mixed estuary regime to classical fjord conditions. Both estuary types exist in the Puget Sound system, and we compare our analytical solution with observed data. The analysis is based on an exponential variation of eddy viscosity with depth, and it has been extended further with modifications of the free surface boundary conditions to develop a solution representing the presence of a floating bridge at the estuary/fjord entrance. The model results show that tidally averaged mean circulation under the influence of such a constraint could reduce by as much as 30 to 50 percent. The overall water quality of fjords and narrow estuaries is dependent on net circulation and flushing. A potential decrease in residual flow or a corresponding increase in residence time of this magnitude merits further study.

  7. Waveform Inversion with Source Encoding for Breast Sound Speed Reconstruction in Ultrasound Computed Tomography

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    Wang, Kun; Anis, Fatima; Li, Cuiping; Duric, Neb; Anastasio, Mark A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ultrasound computed tomography (USCT) holds great promise for improving the detection and management of breast cancer. Because they are based on the acoustic wave equation, waveform inversion-based reconstruction methods can produce images that possess improved spatial resolution properties over those produced by ray-based methods. However, waveform inversion methods are computationally demanding and have not been applied widely in USCT breast imaging. In this work, source encoding concepts are employed to develop an accelerated USCT reconstruction method that circumvents the large computational burden of conventional waveform inversion methods. This method, referred to as the waveform inversion with source encoding (WISE) method, encodes the measurement data using a random encoding vector and determines an estimate of the sound speed distribution by solving a stochastic optimization problem by use of a stochastic gradient descent algorithm. Both computer-simulation and experimental phantom studies are conduc...

  8. Gravitational waves from the sound of a first order phase transition

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    Mark Hindmarsh; Stephan J. Huber; Kari Rummukainen; David J. Weir

    2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the first 3-dimensional numerical simulations of first-order phase transitions in the early universe to include the cosmic fluid as well as the scalar field order parameter. We calculate the gravitational wave (GW) spectrum resulting from the nucleation, expansion and collision of bubbles of the low-temperature phase, for phase transition strengths and bubble wall velocities covering many cases of interest. We find that the compression waves in the fluid continue to be a source of GWs long after the bubbles have merged, a new effect not taken properly into account in previous modelling of the GW source. For a wide range of models the main source of the GWs produced by a phase transition is therefore the sound the bubbles make.

  9. Evidence for 2D Solitary Sound Waves in a Lipid Controlled Interface and its Biological Implications

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    Shamit Shrivastava; Matthias F. Schneider

    2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Biological membranes by virtue of their elastic properties should be capable of propagating localized perturbations analogous to sound waves. However, the existence and the possible role of such waves in communication in biology remains unexplored. Here we report the first observations of 2D solitary elastic pulses in lipid interfaces, excited mechanically and detected by FRET. We demonstrate that the nonlinearity near a maximum in the susceptibility of the lipid monolayer results in solitary pulses that also have a threshold for excitation. These experiments clearly demonstrate that the state of the interface regulates the propagation of pulses both qualitatively and quantitatively. We elaborate on the striking similarity of the observed phenomenon to nerve pulse propagation and a thermodynamic basis of cell signaling in general.

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

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

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SONICS AND ULTRASONICS, VOL. SU-32, NO. 2, MARCH 1985 35 1 Speed of Sound in Mammalian Tendon Threads

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SONICS AND ULTRASONICS, VOL. SU-32, NO. 2, MARCH 1985 35 1 Speed of Sound and the speed of sound of the thread under examination is suggested. INTRODUCTION THAS BEEN SUGGESTED [l],[2 the fact that collag- enous fibers have a low-frequency elastic modulus that is about 1000times greater

  13. Spin crossover equation of state and sound velocities of (Mg0.65Fe0.35)O ferropericlase to 140 GPa

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    Jackson, Jennifer M.

    Spin crossover equation of state and sound velocities of (Mg0.65Fe0.35)O ferropericlase to 140 GPa August 2012. [1] We have determined the elastic and vibrational properties of periclase-structured (Mg0 in diamond-anvil cells at 300 K. Combining with in situ XRD measurements, the Debye sound velocity of FP35

  14. High-pressure sound velocities and elasticity of aluminous MgSiO3 perovskite to 45 GPa: Implications for lateral heterogeneity in Earth's

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    Jackson, Jennifer M.

    High-pressure sound velocities and elasticity of aluminous MgSiO3 perovskite to 45 GPa lateral variations of seismic wave speeds in Earth's lower mantle are due at least in part to a chemical, J. M., J. Zhang, J. Shu, S. V. Sinogeikin, and J. D. Bass (2005), High-pressure sound velocities

  15. Sources and levels of ambient ocean sound near the antarctic peninsula

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    Dziak, Robert P. [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Bohnenstiehl, DelWayne R. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences.; Stafford, Kathleen M. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Applied Physics Lab.; Matsumoto, Haruyoshi [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Park, Minkyu [Korea Polar Research Inst., Incheon (Korea, Republic of). Polar Environmental Research Div.; Lee, Won Sang [Korea Polar Research Inst., Incheon (Korea, Republic of). Polar Environmental Research Div.; Fowler, Matt J. [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Lau, Tai-Kwan [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Haxel, Joseph H. [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Mellinger, David K. [Oregon State Univ./Cooperative Inst. for Marine Resources Studies/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Pacific Marine Environmental Lab., Newport, OR (United States); Fine, Michael L [Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA (United States)

    2015-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Arrays of hydrophones were deployed within the Bransfield Strait and Scotia Sea (Antarctic Peninsula region) from 2005 to 2009 to record ambient ocean sound at frequencies of up to 125 and 500 Hz. Icequakes, which are broadband, short duration signals derived from fracturing of large free-floating icebergs, are a prominent feature of the ocean soundscape. Icequake activity peaks during austral summer and is minimum during winter, likely following freeze-thaw cycles. Iceberg grounding and rapid disintegration also releases significant acoustic energy, equivalent to large-scale geophysical events. Overall ambient sound levels can be as much as ~10–20 dB higher in the open, deep ocean of the Scotia Sea compared to the relatively shallow Bransfield Strait. Noise levels become lowest during the austral winter, as sea-ice cover suppresses wind and wave noise. Ambient noise levels are highest during austral spring and summer, as surface noise, ice cracking and biological activity intensifies. Vocalizations of blue (Balaenoptera musculus) and fin (B. physalus) whales also dominate the long-term spectra records in the 15–28 and 89 Hz bands. Blue whale call energy is a maximum during austral summer-fall in the Drake Passage and Bransfield Strait when ambient noise levels are a maximum and sea-ice cover is a minimum. Fin whale vocalizations were also most common during austral summer-early fall months in both the Bransfield Strait and Scotia Sea. The hydrophone data overall do not show sustained anthropogenic sources (ships and airguns), likely due to low coastal traffic and the typically rough weather and sea conditions of the Southern Ocean.

  16. Paleoclimatic significance of Middle Pleistocene glacial deposits in the Kotzebue Sound region, northwest coastal Alaska

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    Roof, S.R.; Brigham-Grette, J. (Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States))

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During Middle Pleistocene time, glaciers extended from the western Brooks Range in NW Alaska to the coast at Kotzebue Sound, forming Baldwin Peninsula, a 120 km-long terminal moraine. Marine, glacigenic, and fluvial facies exposed along coastal bluffs surrounding Kotzebue Sound and Hotham Inlet indicate that at least the initial stages of the glacial advance occurred while sea level was high enough to cover the shallow Bering Shelf. Although it is presently uncertain if the ice actually reached tidewater before extensive middle-latitude ice-sheet formation, the marine and glacigenic facies clearly indicate that this advance must have occurred significantly out-of-phase with lower latitude glaciation. The authors believe an ice-free Bering Sea provided the moisture for glacier growth during the waning phases of a global interglacial climate. Although the magnitude of the Baldwin Peninsula advance was large compared to late Pleistocene advances, the timing with respect to sea level is consistent with observations by Miller and de Vernal that late Pleistocene polar glaciations also occurred near the end of interglacial periods, when global sea level was high, high-latitude oceans were relatively warm, and summer insolation was decreasing. An important implication of this out-of-phase glaciation hypothesis is that the critical transition point between climate states may be earlier in the interglacial-glacial cycle than previously thought. Because it appears that climate change is initiated in polar regions while the rest of Earth is experiencing an interglacial climate, many of their climate models must be revised. The glacial record at Baldwin Peninsula provides an opportunity to test, revise, and perhaps extend this out-of-phase glaciation hypothesis to the middle Pleistocene interval.

  17. Sources and levels of ambient ocean sound near the antarctic peninsula

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    Dziak, Robert P.; Bohnenstiehl, DelWayne R.; Stafford, Kathleen M.; Matsumoto, Haruyoshi; Park, Minkyu; Lee, Won Sang; Fowler, Matt J.; Lau, Tai-Kwan; Haxel, Joseph H.; Mellinger, David K.; et al

    2015-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Arrays of hydrophones were deployed within the Bransfield Strait and Scotia Sea (Antarctic Peninsula region) from 2005 to 2009 to record ambient ocean sound at frequencies of up to 125 and 500 Hz. Icequakes, which are broadband, short duration signals derived from fracturing of large free-floating icebergs, are a prominent feature of the ocean soundscape. Icequake activity peaks during austral summer and is minimum during winter, likely following freeze-thaw cycles. Iceberg grounding and rapid disintegration also releases significant acoustic energy, equivalent to large-scale geophysical events. Overall ambient sound levels can be as much as ~10–20 dB higher in the open,more »deep ocean of the Scotia Sea compared to the relatively shallow Bransfield Strait. Noise levels become lowest during the austral winter, as sea-ice cover suppresses wind and wave noise. Ambient noise levels are highest during austral spring and summer, as surface noise, ice cracking and biological activity intensifies. Vocalizations of blue (Balaenoptera musculus) and fin (B. physalus) whales also dominate the long-term spectra records in the 15–28 and 89 Hz bands. Blue whale call energy is a maximum during austral summer-fall in the Drake Passage and Bransfield Strait when ambient noise levels are a maximum and sea-ice cover is a minimum. Fin whale vocalizations were also most common during austral summer-early fall months in both the Bransfield Strait and Scotia Sea. The hydrophone data overall do not show sustained anthropogenic sources (ships and airguns), likely due to low coastal traffic and the typically rough weather and sea conditions of the Southern Ocean.« less

  18. Aeronautics researchers generate cracks that move as fast as the speed of sound, and resemble certain earthquake shear ruptures

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    with two speeds-the slower shear waves move at the shear wave speed, and the faster pressure waves move at the pressure wave speed, also commonly known as the speed of sound in the material. The researchers who, then the act of breaking two weakly bonded Homalite plates by sliding them apart would be very similar

  19. Well conditioned boundary integral equations for two-dimensional sound-hard scattering problems in domains with corners

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    Turc, Catalin

    Well conditioned boundary integral equations for two-dimensional sound-hard scattering problems-posed, well conditioned integral equation formulations for the solution of two-dimensional acoustic scattering-order, rapidly convergent numerical methods based on well-conditioned boundary integral equations for the case

  20. Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling Part 2: Experimental validation using

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    Ribes, Aurélien

    noise levels under different propagation conditions were com- pared to in situ measurements for application to outdoor sound propagation, i.e. to take into account topography, ground impedance compared with the meteorological measurements during the experimental campaign. In Section 4, the numerical

  1. Automated landslide mapping using spectral analysis and high-resolution topographic data: Puget Sound lowlands, Washington, and Portland Hills, Oregon

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    Perron, Taylor

    Automated landslide mapping using spectral analysis and high-resolution topographic data: Puget Landslide map LiDAR Tualatin Puget Wavelet Landslide inventory maps are necessary for assessing landslide of spectral analysis that utilize LiDAR-derived digital elevation models of the Puget Sound lowlands

  2. Effect of the ISI on the asymmetry in global loudness between upramp and downramp sounds in a paired

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Effect of the ISI on the asymmetry in global loudness between upramp and downramp sounds directly at the end of one ramp in single-stimulus paradigms or using a short ISI (Inter Stimulus Interval a paired comparison method. The influence of the ISI was examined for ramps that differed in direction

  3. The ear converts the pressure amplitude variations of sound waves into sensations that we can perceive. The central point to be gleaned from this description is that the ear

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    Robertson, William

    The Ear The ear converts the pressure amplitude variations of sound waves into sensations that we of the processes involved in hearing. 1. Sound waves enter the auditory canal and the pulsating pressure variations wave. 3. The fluid in the cochlea is vibrated with the frequencies of the incoming sound wave

  4. VOLUME 79, NUMBER 4 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 28 JULY 1997 Propagation of Sound in a Bose-Einstein Condensate

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    technique, rapid sequencing of nondestructive phase-contrast images. The speed of sound was determined liquid [2], which consists of zeroth, first, and second sound, and the collective modes of a trapped Bose the speed of sound. In this study, we demonstrated a method for locally exciting a condensate using

  5. Fall 2011 Course Syllabus Course number and title: CIVE 512 -Irrigation Systems Design

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    Fall 2011 ­ Course Syllabus Course number and title: CIVE 512 - Irrigation Systems Design Credits: 3 Term(s) to be offered: Every Fall semester. Course Description: Irrigation systems principles and design procedures for sound design and operation of sprinkler, trickle, and surface irrigation systems

  6. Sound production by white shrimp (Penaeus setiferus) analysis of another crustacean-like sound from the Gulf of Mexico, and the possible use of passive sonar for dedication and stock assessment of shrimp

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    Berk, Ilona M.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) described the noises produced by the spiny lobster . Since then, sound producing structures have been found and taxonomically described in about 50 genera of Crustacea (Frings, 1964; Field et al. , 1987). During World War II, the source of recorded... and assume that equilibrium exists in the population. More recently, computer simulation models that incorporate shrimp natural history information have been developed for analysis of shrimp stocks and tested for their accuracy (Nance and Nichols, 1987...

  7. Evidence for protonic communication at the speed of sound: An alternate mechanism for specific biological signaling

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    Fichtl, Bernhard; Schneider, Matthias F

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Local changes in pH are known to significantly alter the state and activity of proteins and in particular enzymes. pH variations induced by pulses propagating along soft interfaces (e.g. the lipid bilayer) would therefore constitute an important pillar towards a new physical mechanism of biochemical regulation and biological signaling. Here we investigate the pH-induced physical perturbation of a lipid interface and the physiochemical nature of the subsequent acoustic propagation. Pulses are stimulated by local acidification of a lipid monolayer and propagate, in analogy to sound, at velocities controlled by the two-dimensional compressibility of the interface. With transient local pH changes of 0.6 units directly observed at the interface and velocities up to 1.4 m/s this represents hitherto the fastest protonic communication observed. Furthermore simultaneously propagating mechanical and electrical changes in the lipid interface up to 8 mN/m and 100 mV are detected, exposing the thermodynamic nature of thes...

  8. Structural Changes in Gill DNA Reveal the Effects of Contaminants on Puget Sound Fish

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    Malins, Donald C.; Stegeman, John J.; Anderson, Jack W.; Johnson, Paul M.; Gold, Jordan; Anderson, Katie M.

    2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Structural differences were identified in gill DNA from two groups of English sole collected from Puget Sound, Washington, in October 2000. One group was from the industrialized Duwamish River (DR) in Seattle and the other from relatively clean Quartermaster Harbor (QMH). Chemical markets of sediment contamination [e.g., polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)] established that the DR was substantially more contaminated than QMH. The levels of these chemicals in the sediments of both sites were consistent with levels of cytochrome P450 IA (CYPIA) expression in the gills of English sole from the same sites. Structural differences in gill DNA between the groups were evinced via statistical models of Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR) spectra. Marked structural damage was found in the gill DNA of the DR fish as reflected in differences in base functional groups (e.g., C-0 and NH2) and conformational properties (e.g., arising from perturbations in vertical base stacking interactions). These DNA differences were used to discriminate between the two fish groups through principal components analysis of mean FT-IR spectra In addition, logistic recession analysis allowed for the development of a ''DNA damage index'' to assess the effects of contaminants on the gill. The evidence implies that environmental chemicals contribute to the DNA changes in the gill. The damaged DNA is a promising marker for identifying, through gill biopsies, contaminant effects on fish.

  9. Simultaneous sensing of light and sound velocities of fluids in a two-dimensional phoXonic crystal with defects

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    Amoudache, Samira [Institut d'Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie, Université de Lille 1, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq (France); Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie Quantique, Université Mouloud Mammeri, B.P. 17 RP, 15000 Tizi-Ouzou (Algeria); Pennec, Yan, E-mail: yan.pennec@univ-lille1.fr; Djafari Rouhani, Bahram [Institut d'Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie, Université de Lille 1, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq (France); Khater, Antoine [Institut des Molécules et Matériaux du Mans UMR 6283 CNRS, Université du Maine, 72085 Le Mans (France); Lucklum, Ralf [Institute of Micro and Sensor Systems (IMOS), Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg (Germany); Tigrine, Rachid [Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie Quantique, Université Mouloud Mammeri, B.P. 17 RP, 15000 Tizi-Ouzou (Algeria)

    2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We theoretically investigate the potentiality of dual phononic-photonic (the so-called phoxonic) crystals for liquid sensing applications. We study the transmission through a two-dimensional (2D) crystal made of infinite cylindrical holes in a silicon substrate, where one row of holes oriented perpendicular to the propagation direction is filled with a liquid. The infiltrated holes may have a different radius than the regular holes. We show, in the defect structure, the existence of well-defined features (peaks or dips) in the transmission spectra of acoustic and optical waves and estimate their sensitivity to the sound and light velocity of the analyte. Some of the geometrical requirements behave in opposite directions when searching for an efficient sensing of either sound or light velocities. Hence, a compromise in the choice of the parameters may become necessary in making the phoxonic sensor.

  10. Thermo-acoustic Sound Generation in the Interaction of Pulsed Proton and Laser Beams with a Water Target

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    Lahmann, R; Graf, K; Hößl, J; Kappes, A; Katz, U; Mecke, K; Schwemmer, S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The generation of hydrodynamic radiation in interactions of pulsed proton and laser beams with matter is explored. The beams were directed into a water target and the resulting acoustic signals were recorded with pressure sensitive sensors. Measurements were performed with varying pulse energies, sensor positions, beam diameters and temperatures. The obtained data are matched by simulation results based on the thermo-acoustic model with uncertainties at a level of 10%. The results imply that the primary mechanism for sound generation by the energy deposition of particles propagating in water is the local heating of the medium. The heating results in a fast expansion or contraction and a pressure pulse of bipolar shape is emitted into the surrounding medium. An interesting, widely discussed application of this effect could be the detection of ultra-high energetic cosmic neutrinos in future large-scale acoustic neutrino detectors. For this application a validation of the sound generation mechanism to high accur...

  11. Trace metal and ancillary data in the open waters of Puget Sound: 1980-1985. Data report

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    Paulson, A.J.; Curl, H.C.; Feely, R.A.; Geiselman, T.; Krogslund, K.A.

    1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the second of three data reports, the complete data set between 1980 and 1985 for the open waters of Puget Sound is presented. The water column data are divided geographically. The information gained from these data has been interpreted by PMEL scientists and is published in a variety of scientific journals that are listed within each section. Building on research then underway at PMEL on estuarine circulation, laboratory scientists began a coordinated study that began with the description of the distribution of properties (salinity, temperature, trace metals and trace organics) in the water column and underlying sediments. The objectives of the Marine Environmental Quality trace metal program were (1) to quantify the sources and sinks of selected trace metals for Puget Sound, (2) to determine geochemical mechanisms that transform trace metals between the dissolved and particulate phases and (3) to determine to what extent these geochemical mechanisms alter the fate of trace metals entering Puget Sound. The water column data are divided geographically in the following manner: Duwamish River, Duwamish Waterway, Elliott Bay and Commencement Bay and other rivers discharging into Puget Sound. In addition to the water column data, sediment trap, sediment column solid phase and sediment column interstitial phase (pore water) data are presented. The text of the data report consists of the sampling and analytical methods with the accompanying quality control/quality assurance data. The text of the data sections are a summary of the data and published literature in which the data are interpreted along with a catalogue of the data available on microfiche located in the back pocket of the data report. In most cases, a table consists of one station with the parameters as columns and the depths as rows.

  12. An institutional assessment of the implementation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act: Puget Sound case study

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    Farrell, S.O.; Jensen, M.S.

    1980-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This report examines and evaluates the capabilities and effectiveness of the institutions charged with enforcing the Clean Air Act requirements in the Puget Sound region of the State of Washington. Among the sections of the Act addressed by the study are those concerning Federal grants, designation and planning, enforcement issues, and citizen suits. The requirements for nonattainment areas specified in Title I, Part D of the Act are reviewed extensively.

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

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    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

    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.

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

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

    2008-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Field Projects and Research Highlights for Jeff Nystuen 2004/2005 1. Spatial Averaging of Rain Generated Sound in the Ionian Sea, Greece: Jan-Apr 2004

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    Nystuen, Jeffrey A.

    Generated Sound in the Ionian Sea, Greece: Jan-Apr 2004 An acoustic mooring with 4 PALs was deployed in 3 km deep water off the southwestern coast of Greece. Co-located radar measurements show the spatial

  16. `The Power of Caribbean Poetry Word and Sound' The Caribbean Poetry Project (CPP) conference, under the auspices of the Faculty of Education Centre for

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    Travis, Adrian

    `The Power of Caribbean Poetry ­ Word and Sound' The Caribbean by three associate members based in Barbados, plus four British / Caribbean poet views, values and ambitions for the teaching of Caribbean poetry. There were

  17. Simulation study on error propagation effects when determining second virial coefficients from the speed-of-sound or the Joule-Thomson experiment 

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    Van Peursem, David J.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . C. Experimental Errors IV. SPEED-OF-SOUND . . A. Research Method. B. Data Reduction and Analysis. . . 1. Perfect Data. a. First-Order Model Consistency Test. . . . . b. Second-Order Model Consistency Test . . . 2. Random Error Induced Data. 3.... . 2. Random Error Induced Data. 3. Systematic Error Induced Data. a. Fixed Absolute Errors. . . b. Fixed Fractional Errors, VI. CONCLUSIONS, LIST OF SYMBOLS . REFERENCES. APPENDIX A: SIMULATION LABORATORY DATA. A. Perfect Speed-of-Sound. B...

  18. Constraints on the primordial gravitational waves with variable sound speed from current CMB data

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    Cheng Cheng; Qing-Guo Huang; Xiao-Dong Li; Yin-Zhe Ma

    2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We make a comprehensive investigation of the observational effect of the inflation consistency relation. We focus on the general single-field inflation model with the consistency relation $r=-8c_s n_t$, and investigate the observational constraints of sound speed $c_s$ by using the Seven-Year WMAP data, the BICEP tensor power spectrum data, and the constraints on $f_{\\rm NL}^{\\rm equil.}$ and $f_{\\rm NL}^{\\rm orth.}$ from the Five-Year WMAP observations. We find that the constraints on the tensor-to-scalar ratio $r$ is much tighter if $c_s$ is small, since a large tilt $n_t$ is strongly constrained by the observations. We obtain $rsound speed $c_s$, it is not well constrained if only the CMB power spectrum data is used, while the constraints are obtainable by taking $f_{\\rm NL}^{\\rm equil.}$ and $f_{\\rm NL}^{\\rm orth.}$ priors into account. With the constraining data of $f_{\\rm NL}^{\\rm equil.}$ and $f_{\\rm NL}^{\\rm orth.}$, we find that, $c_s\\lesssim 0.01$ region is excluded at 99.7% CL, and the $c_s=1$ case (the single-field slow-roll inflation) is slightly disfavored at 68.3% CL. In addition, the inclusion of $f_{\\rm NL}^{\\rm equil.}$ and $f_{\\rm NL}^{\\rm orth.}$ into the analysis can improve the constraints on $r$ and $n_s$. We further discuss the implications of our constraints on the test of inflation models.

  19. Sound waves and modulational instabilities on continuous wave solutions in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates

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    Richard S. Tasgal; Y. B. Band

    2015-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze sound waves (phonons, Bogoliubov excitations) propagating on continuous wave (cw) solutions of repulsive $F=1$ spinor Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs), such as $^{23}$Na (which is antiferromagnetic or polar) and $^{87}$Rb (which is ferromagnetic). Zeeman splitting by a uniform magnetic field is included. All cw solutions to ferromagnetic BECs with vanishing $M_F=0$ particle density and non-zero components in both $M_F=\\pm 1$ fields are subject to modulational instability (MI). MI increases with increasing particle density. MI also increases with differences in the components' wavenumbers; this effect is larger at lower densities but becomes insignificant at higher particle densities. CW solutions to antiferromagnetic (polar) BECS with vanishing $M_F=0$ particle density and non-zero components in both $M_F=\\pm 1$ fields do not suffer MI if the wavenumbers of the components are the same. If there is a wavenumber difference, MI initially increases with increasing particle density, then peaks before dropping to zero beyond a given particle density. The cw solutions with particles in both $M_F=\\pm 1$ components and nonvanishing $M_F=0$ components do not have MI if the wavenumbers of the components are the same, but do exhibit MI when the wavenumbers are different. Direct numerical simulations of a cw with weak white noise confirm that weak noise grows fastest at wavenumbers with the largest MI, and shows some of the results beyond small amplitude perturbations. Phonon dispersion curves are computed numerically; we find analytic solutions for the phonon dispersion in a variety of limiting cases.

  20. Evidence and control of bifurcations in a respiratory system

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    Goldin, Matías A., E-mail: mgoldin@df.uba.ar; Mindlin, Gabriel B. [Laboratorio de Sistemas Dinámicos, IFIBA y Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Pabellón 1, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires (Argentina)] [Laboratorio de Sistemas Dinámicos, IFIBA y Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Pabellón 1, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We studied the pressure patterns used by domestic canaries in the production of birdsong. Acoustically different sound elements (“syllables”) were generated by qualitatively different pressure gestures. We found that some ubiquitous transitions between syllables can be interpreted as bifurcations of a low dimensional dynamical system. We interpreted these results as evidence supporting a model in which different timescales interact nonlinearly.

  1. Operation and maintenance considerations for waste-to-energy systems

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    Cross, F.; O'Leary, P.; Walsh, P.

    1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this article, the author discusses environmental and safety issues surrounding waste-to-energy systems. A facility can be safe and compatible with the surrounding community if management has an ethic to provide for the disposal of refuse in an economic, safe, and environmentally sound manner and the operator is trained in the proper procedures for facility operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair.

  2. Sources of difference frequency sound in a dual-frequency imaging system with implications for monitoring thermal surgery

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    Thierman, Jonathan S. (Jonathan Sidney), 1976-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (cont.) parametric effect, which can be considered an imaging artifact. Additionally, it may be possible to use the nonlinear interaction of scattered waves to form images that rely on the presence of small scatterers; a ...

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

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    Yamato, Maya

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  4. Posters Radiometric Sounding System C. D. Whiteman, G. A. Anderson, J. M. Alzheimer, and W. J. Shaw

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible forPortsmouth/Paducah Project Office PressPostdoctoraldecadal observations71971

  5. Evaluation of an integrated fish-protection system

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    Ploskey, G.; Nestler, J. [Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS (United States); Weeks, G. [AScI, Inc., Calhoun Falls, SC (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Fish-protection system (FPS) components in the tailrace of Richard B. Russell Pumped Storage Project, Savannah River, Georgia and South Carolina, were tested at various times in 1993-94. Components included avoidance of daytime pumping, a high-frequency (118-130 KHz) sound system, strobe lights, a bar-screen veneer on trash racks, and high-pressure sodium lights. Tests compared numbers and lengths of entrained fish collected in a full-recovery net in the forebay under several treatments: (1) day versus night, (2) sound on versus off, (3) strobe-light on versus off, and (4) before versus after installation of the bar-screen. Attracting-light tests compared relative densities of fish in lit and adjacent unlit tailrace areas. Tailrace fish were sampled monthly with gill nets and mobile hydroacoustics to help account for entrainment differences resulting from changes in tailrace fish populations. Mean daytime rates were higher than nighttime rates primarily due to the closer vertical proximity of blueback herring to deep draft-tube openings during the day than at night. In sound tests with four high-frequency transducers per turbine bay, sound-on treatments reduced mean hourly entrainment of blueback herring by 56%. Bar screens were present throughout strobe-light and sound tests. The bar screen appeared to reduce mean entrainment of striped bass and white-bass x striped bass hybrids. However, mean relative densities of these fish in the tailrace also decreased 64%. Nevertheless, variance of density estimates was high in contrast to consistently low entrainment for 12 subsequent months. After bar-screen installation, entrainment decreased. The reduction in hourly entrainment of blueback herring suggested by statistical models derived in a few nights of strobe-light and sound testing was close to the observed 78% reduction in the mean for 18 pre-test pumps versus the mean for 30 post-test pumps.

  6. A Wearable Haptic Navigation Guidance System Sevgi Ertan, Clare Lee, Abigail Willets, Hong Tan and Alex Pentland

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    Tan, Hong Z.

    's back, an infrared-based input system for locating the user in an environment, and a wearable computer for route planning. User testing was conducted to evaluate the eflectiveness of this system as a navigation information from cameras or ultrasonic sensors to sounds. The design of a sonification system often requires

  7. A String Diagram Calculus for Predicate Logic and C. S. Peirce's System Beta

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    Brady, Geraldine

    A String Diagram Calculus for Predicate Logic and C. S. Peirce's System Beta Geraldine Brady, called Beta, is reformulated here in modern terms, using developments in cate- gorical logic with Peirce's system Beta, is shown to be sound and complete with respect to #12;rst-order logic. 1991 Math

  8. Experimental observations of detonation in ammonium-nitrate-fuel-oil (ANFO) surrounded by a high-sound speed, shockless, aluminum confiner

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    Jackson, Scott I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Klyanda, Charles B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Short, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Detonations in explosive mixtures of ammonium-nitrate-fuel-oil (ANFO) confined by aluminum allow for transport of detonation energy ahead of the detonation front due to the aluminum sound speed exceeding the detonation velocity. The net effect of this energy transport on the detonation is unclear. It could enhance the detonation by precompressing the explosive near the wall. Alternatively, it could desensitize the explosive by crushing porosity required for shock initiation or destroying confinement ahead of the detonation. As these phenomena are not well understood, most numerical explosive models are unable to account for them. But with slowly detonating, non-ideal high explosive (NIHE) systems becoming increasing prevalent, proper understanding and prediction of the performance of these metal-confined NIHE systems is desirable. Experiments are discussed that measured the effect of this ANFO detonation energy transported upstream of the front by an aluminum confining tube. Detonation velocity, detonation front curvature, and aluminum response are recorded as a function of confiner wall thickness and length. Front curvature profiles display detonation acceleration near the confining surface, which is attributed to energy transported upstream modifying the flow. Average detonation velocities were seen to increase with increasing confiner thickness due to the additional inertial confinement of the reaction zone flow. Significant radial sidewall tube motion was observed immediately ahead of the detonation. Axial motion was also detected which interfered with the front curvature measurements in some cases. It was concluded that the confiner was able to transport energy ahead of the detonation and that this transport has a definite effect on the detonation.

  9. A New Paradigm in Space Based Experiments Using Rubber Balloons

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    Chakrabarti, Sandip K; Palit, Sourav; Chakraborty, Subhankar; Mondal, Sushanta; Bhattacharyya, Arnab; Middya, Susanta; Chakrabarti, Sonali

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Indian Centre for Space Physics is engaged in long duration balloon borne experiments with typical payloads less than ~ 3kg. Low cost rubber balloons are used. In a double balloon system, the booster balloon lifts the orbiter balloon to its cruising altitude where data is taken for a long time. Here we present results of muon detections and recent solar activities, including the light curves and flare spectra in the 20-100keV range. We not only show that we have successfully obtained several flares and there spectra at different altitudes, we also found that the high energy X-ray flux of strong flares at altitudes of 10-13 km (the flight altitude of commercial planes) could be more than the contribution due to cosmic rays.

  10. SUNRISE: INSTRUMENT, MISSION, DATA, AND FIRST RESULTS

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    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

    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.

  11. Title: Seafloor Soundings in Polar and Remote Regions --A new instrument for unattended bathymetric observations

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    New Hampshire, University of

    is developing a battery-powered buoy which houses the sounder, navigation receiver, data acquisition system, radiotelemetry system, and battery power sufficient for about three years of operation. Alternatively the depth sounder, by itself, can be incorporated into other multi-instrument moorings or buoys. During 1994

  12. www.elsevier.com/locate/jsvi Journal of Sound and Vibration ] (

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    Huston, Dryver R.

    at a reduced weight and cost when compared to present passive vibration damping systems. ECBs used of aerospace electronic systems. This includes bulky mounting fixtures, reinforcing ribs, and passive vibration to 10­15%. Also, the space required to house and mount the electronics would be significantly reduced

  13. Contaminant exposure and biochemical effects in outmigrant juvenile chinook salmon from urban and nonurban estuaries of Puget Sound, Washington

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    Stein, J.E.; Hom, T.; Collier, T.K.; Brown, D.W.; Varanasi, U. [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, WA (United States)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Juvenile chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) were sampled in Puget Sound, Washington, for 2 consecutive years from contaminated urban estuaries, a nonurban estuary, and from the respective hatcheries to assess exposure to anthropogenic chemicals and to determine if biochemical changes were occurring as a consequence of exposure. Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), chlorinated hydrocarbons, and butyltins was determined. The mean concentrations of PAHs and PCBs in stomach contents and PCBs in liver were significantly higher in salmon from the urban estuaries compared to fish from the nonurban estuary in both sampling years. Higher hepatic concentrations of PCBs than DDTs were found in fish from the urban estuaries, but butyltins were rarely detected. Further, mean concentrations of fluorescent aromatic compounds in bile, an estimate of exposure to PAHs, and hepatic cytochrome P4501A and levels of hepatic DNA adducts were also significantly higher in salmon from the urban estuaries compared to either the nonurban estuary or the hatcheries. Results demonstrated increased exposure to chemical contaminants in outmigrant juvenile salmon during their relatively brief residence in urban estuaries of Puget Sound. Moreover, the exposure was sufficient to elicit biochemical responses, which suggest a potential for other biological effects to ensue.

  14. Restoration potential of diked estuarine wetlands in Washington and Oregon. Phase 2: Identification of candidate sites in puget sound

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    1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under the auspices of the Clean Water Act, Section 404, one of the missions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to enhance and protect wetland resources. In EPA Region 10, specifically in the Puget Sound area, there is opportunity to enhance aquatic resources by restoring some of the thousands of acres of wetlands that have been historically diked. The objectives of Work Assignment 24 is to field identify and prioritize areas in Puget Sound and the Straits of Juan de Fuca that were tidally influenced wetlands which are now either not functioning as wetlands or are providing limited wetland functions due to dike construction. This report is the field confirmation of the non-field data compiled in Phase I. The objective of the Phase I study was to identify areas in Washington and Oregon that: (1) once were estuarine wetlands but are not currently functioning as such due to dike construction; (2) were greater than five acres in size; and (3) may be suitable for restoration.

  15. Historical trends in the accumulation of chemicals in Puget Sound. National status and trends program for marine environmental quality: Technical memo

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    Lefkovitz, L.F.; Cullinan, V.I.; Crecelius, E.A.

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the study is to: (1) continue monitoring historical trends in the concentration of contaminants in Puget Sound sediments, and (2) quantify recent trends in the recovery of contaminated sediments. Results from this study can be compared with those obtained in the 1982 study to determine whether sediment quality is still improving and to estimate the rate of recovery. A statistically significant reduction in sediment contamination over the past 20 years would provide empirical evidence that environmental regulation has had a positive impact on the water quality in Puget Sound. Chemical trends were evaluated from six age-dated sediment cores collected from the main basin of Puget Sound. Chemical analyses included metals, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PCBs and chlorinated pesticides, nutrients (total nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P)), butyl tins, and total organic carbon (TOC). Sedimentation (cm/yr) and deposition rates (g/sq cm/yr) were estimated using a steady-state Pb-210 dating technique.

  16. Indirect Measurement Of Nitrogen In A Multi-Component Gas By Measuring The Speed Of Sound At Two States Of The Gas.

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    Morrow, Thomas B. (San Antonio, TX); Behring, II, Kendricks A. (Torrance, CA)

    2004-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A methods of indirectly measuring the nitrogen concentration in a gas mixture. The molecular weight of the gas is modeled as a function of the speed of sound in the gas, the diluent concentrations in the gas, and constant values, resulting in a model equation. Regression analysis is used to calculate the constant values, which can then be substituted into the model equation. If the speed of sound in the gas is measured at two states and diluent concentrations other than nitrogen (typically carbon dioxide) are known, two equations for molecular weight can be equated and solved for the nitrogen concentration in the gas mixture.

  17. Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems

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    in China (Wolong); Central Puget Sound of Washington (Puget Sound) and Northern Highland Lake District); and Kristianstads Vattenrike of Swe- den (Vattenriket) (Fig. 1). They include urban (Puget Sound), semi (Puget Sound, Wisconsin, and Vattenriket) and developing countries (Altamira, Kenya, and Wolong

  18. Understanding the Hellings and Downs curve for pulsar timing arrays in terms of sound and electromagnetic waves

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    Jenet, Fredrick A

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Searches for gravitational-wave backgrounds using pulsar timing arrays look for correlations in the timing residuals induced by the background across the pulsars in the array. The correlation signature of an isotropic, unpolarized gravitational-wave background predicted by general relativity follows the so-called Hellings and Downs curve, which is a relatively simple function of the angle between a pair of pulsars. To aid students and beginning researchers interested in pulsar timing, we give a pedagogical discussion of the Helling and Downs curve for pulsar timing arrays, considering simpler analogous scenarios involving sound and electromagnetic waves. We calculate Hellings-and-Downs type functions for these two scenarios and develop a framework suitable for doing more general correlation calculations.

  19. Understanding the Hellings and Downs curve for pulsar timing arrays in terms of sound and electromagnetic waves

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    Fredrick A. Jenet; Joseph D. Romano

    2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Searches for gravitational-wave backgrounds using pulsar timing arrays look for correlations in the timing residuals induced by the background across the pulsars in the array. The correlation signature of an isotropic, unpolarized gravitational-wave background predicted by general relativity follows the so-called Hellings and Downs curve, which is a relatively simple function of the angle between a pair of pulsars. To aid students and beginning researchers interested in pulsar timing, we give a pedagogical discussion of the Helling and Downs curve for pulsar timing arrays, considering simpler analogous scenarios involving sound and electromagnetic waves. We calculate Hellings-and-Downs type functions for these two scenarios and develop a framework suitable for doing more general correlation calculations.

  20. Tsovaltzi, D., Weinberger, A., Scheuer, O., Dragon, T. & McLaren, B.M., (2012). Argument diagrams in Facebook: Facilitating the formation of scientifically sound opinions. In: A. Ra-

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    McLaren, Bruce Martin

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in Facebook: Facilitating the formation of scientifically sound opinions. In: A. Ra- venscroft, S. Lindstaedt in Facebook: Facilitating the Formation of Scientifically Sound Opinions Dimitra Tsovaltzi, Armin Weinberger Dimitra.tsovalzi@mx.uni-saarland.de Students use Facebook to organize their classroom experiences [1