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RNA-Seq reveals complex genetic response to deepwater horizon oil release in Fundulus grandis  

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the Deepwater Hori- zon oil drilling platform initiated theoil resulting from the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon (DH) drilling

Garcia, Tzintzuni I; Shen, Yingjia; Crawford, Douglas; Oleksiak, Marjorie F; Whitehead, Andrew; Walter, Ronald B

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Subsurface distributions of petroleum from an offshore well blowout. The Ixtoc I blowout, Bay of Campeche  

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Subsurface distributions of petroleum from an offshore well blowout. ... Photochemistry of Deepwater Horizon Oil ...

Paul D. Boehm; David L. Fiest

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data from Deepwater Horizon | Department of Energy  

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Data from Deepwater Horizon Data from Deepwater Horizon Data from Deepwater Horizon "Transparency is not only in the public interest, it is part of the scientific process. We want to make sure that independent scientists, engineers and other experts have every opportunity to review this information and make their own conclusions." -Secretary Chu As part of the Obama Administration's ongoing commitment to transparency surrounding the response to the BP oil spill, the Department of Energy is providing online access to schematics, pressure tests, diagnostic results and other data about the malfunctioning blowout preventer. Secretary Chu insisted on making the data widely available to ensure the public is as informed as possible, and to ensure that outside experts making recommendations have access to the same information that BP and the

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LIVE: Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater Blowout Containment Capabilities |  

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LIVE: Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater Blowout Containment LIVE: Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater Blowout Containment Capabilities LIVE: Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater Blowout Containment Capabilities September 22, 2010 - 12:56pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs At 1 PM EDT today Secretary Chu and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will convene top U.S. government scientists and key industry and stakeholder leaders to discuss how to strengthen capabilities for responding to potential blowouts of oil and gas wells on the Outer Continental Shelf. The panel discussion will help guide reforms that are raising the bar for the oil and gas industry's practices, inform recommendations on whether and how to lift the current deepwater drilling suspension and assist in

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Deepwater Horizon Situation Report #5  

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

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2010-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepwater Horizon: one year on  

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... In April 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded and sank. With the pipe that had once ... there was "no actionable oil in the water or sediments of the deep water or offshore zones", it acknowledged that "quantitative estimates of remaining oil" were beyond its scope ...

Melissa Gaskill

2011-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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ORISE: White paper analyzes Deepwater Horizon event for improving...  

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Horizon and Nuclear and Radiological Incidents: Common Challenges and Solutions White paper analyzes Deepwater Horizon response, identifies approaches for radiological or...

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ORISE: White paper analyzes Deepwater Horizon event for improving nuclear  

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Deepwater Horizon and Nuclear and Radiological Incidents: Common Challenges Deepwater Horizon and Nuclear and Radiological Incidents: Common Challenges and Solutions White paper analyzes Deepwater Horizon response, identifies approaches for radiological or nuclear emergency planning The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill shares many of the same challenges associated with a radiological incident like the one considered in the Empire 09 exercise or even a much larger nuclear incident. By analyzing experiences during Deepwater Horizon, these challenges can be identified by the interagency in advance of a radiological or nuclear emergency and solutions made available. In the white paper Deepwater Horizon and Nuclear and Radiological Incidents: Common Challenges and Solutions (PDF, 462KB), ORISE examines the following three aspects of the Deepwater Horizon response:

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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Miami-Dade County  

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, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon off- shore drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and sank two of oil per day. For the first time since the Deepwater Horizon platform sank, there is no oil leaking and 2 did not contain elevated levels of chemicals usually found in oil. DEP State Air Monitoring

Jawitz, James W.

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Assess Plan Restore DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL NRDA TRUSTEES  

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workers. Millions of gallons of oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico. BP agrees to provide $1 billionAssess Plan Restore DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL NRDA TRUSTEES Early Restoration, Phase III A guide DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TRUSTEES OCTOBER 2014 2 On April 20, 2011

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Developing safety indicators for preventing offshore oil and gas deepwater drilling blowouts  

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An important question with respect to the Macondo blowout is whether the accident is a symptom of systemic safety problems in the deepwater drilling industry. An answer to such a question is hard to obtain unless the risk level of the oil and gas (O&G) industry is monitored and evaluated over time. This article presents information and indicators from the Risk Level Project (RNNP) in the Norwegian O&G industry related to safety climate, barriers and undesired incidents, and discusses the relevance for deepwater drilling. The main focus of the major hazard indicators in RNNP is on production installations, whereas only a limited number of incident indicators and barrier indicators are related to mobile drilling units. The number of kicks is an important indicator for the whole drilling industry, because it is an incident with the potential to cause a blowout. Currently, the development and monitoring of safety indicators in the O&G industry seems to be limited to a short list of accepted indicators, but there is a need for more extensive monitoring and understanding. This article suggests areas of extensions of the indicators in RNNP for drilling based on experience from the Macondo blowout. The areas are related to schedule and cost, well planning, operational aspects, well incidents, operators well response, operational aspects and status of safety critical equipment. Indicators are suggested for some of the areas. For other areas, more research is needed to identify the indicators and their relevance and validity.

Jon Espen Skogdalen; Ingrid B. Utne; Jan Erik Vinnem

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic measurement of the Deepwater Horizon Macondo well flow rate  

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

Camilli, Richard

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Science in support of the Deepwater Horizon response  

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...the families of the 11 workers who lost their lives on...technicians, response workers, and managers inside...Fellowship program and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and...Deepwater Horizon Response Workers: Health Hazard Evaluation...

Jane Lubchenco; Marcia K. McNutt; Gabrielle Dreyfus; Steven A. Murawski; David M. Kennedy; Paul T. Anastas; Steven Chu; Tom Hunter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal seafood safety response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  

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Federal seafood safety response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 10...Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, WA 98112;bNational Seafood Inspection Laboratory, andbNational Seafood Inspection Laboratory, andbNational Seafood Inspection...

Gina M. Ylitalo; Margaret M. Krahn; Walton W. Dickhoff; John E. Stein; Calvin C. Walker; Cheryl L. Lassitter; E. Spencer Garrett; Lisa L. Desfosse; Karen M. Mitchell; Brandi T. Noble; Steven Wilson; Nancy B. Beck; Ronald A. Benner; Peter N. Koufopoulos; Robert W. Dickey

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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occurred on April 20, 2010 when the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig collapsed and exploded, leaving oil

Grosell, Martin

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Review of flow rate estimates of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  

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...actions accordingly. The Deepwater Horizon oil platform suffered a catastrophic explosion and...produced before the Deepwater Horizon accident. Based on the success of this approach...Release Following the Deepwater Horizon Accident. Report of the DOE-NNSA Flow Analysis...

Marcia K. McNutt; Rich Camilli; Timothy J. Crone; George D. Guthrie; Paul A. Hsieh; Thomas B. Ryerson; Omer Savas; Frank Shaffer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepwater Horizon Study Group 3 Environmental Report January 2011  

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 gallons) of oil had discharged into the Gulf of Mexico by the time the well was capped and sealed July 15 investment in developing environmentally-sensitive cleanup technologies. 1.1 Emulsification of Crude

Silver, Whendee

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Deepwater Horizon Disaster Professor Satish Nagarajaiah  

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;Collapse / Oil Spill Offshore and Marine Systems Research @ Rice Source: NYT/AP/flickr #12;Horizon Before Offshore and Marine Systems Research @ Rice on any individual or company or industry or government. #12;#12;Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster Offshore and Marine Systems Research @ Rice #12;Space Shuttle Columbia

Nagarajaiah, Satish

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ORISE: DeepwaterHorizon and Nuclear & Radiological Incidents  

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Wi l l i a m H a l e y Wi l l i a m H a l e y B r a d P o t t e r C o mm o n C h a l l e n g e s a n d S o l u t i o n s J u n e 2 0 1 1 D e e p w a t e r H o r i z o n a n dN u c l e a r & R a d i o l o g i c a l I n c i d e n t s The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill shares many of the same challenges associated with a radiological incident like the one considered in the Empire 09 1 exercise or even a much larger nuclear incident. By analyzing experiences during Deepwater Horizon, these challenges can be identified by the interagency in advance of a radiological or nuclear emergency and solutions made available. Establishing and staffing a UnifiEd Command strUCtUrE The demands of Deepwater Horizon challenged the traditional response construct envisioned by national planning systems.

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Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Pelagic Fish Species of the Gulf of Mexico.  

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??The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 is the largest unintended marine oil spill in history. The point-source location of the spill, below the pelagic (more)

Stieglitz, John Dommerich

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Lu, Z.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Lu, Z.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE's Portal to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Data  

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

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Inves6gator (PI) Conference Sponsored by the NSTC SOST, hosted by the University of South Florida  

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Inves6gator (PI) Conference Sponsored #12;Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Inves6gator (PI) Conference Sponsored

Meyers, Steven D.

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Deep-sea bacteria enriched by oil and dispersant from the Deepwater Horizon spill  

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Deep-sea bacteria enriched by oil and dispersant from the510- Running title: Enrichment of oil degraders from Gulf ofThe Deepwater Horizon oil spill resulted in a massive influx

Baelum, J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DISTRIBUTION AND IMPACTS OF PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS IN LOUISIANA TIDAL MARSH SEDIMENTS FOLLOWING THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL.  

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??Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) spill, sediment cores were analyzed from marshes at various levels of oiling to determine how deeply oil penetrated sediment (more)

Hatch, Rachel S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Entekhabi, Dara

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

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of large fish Crude oil spreads across a wide swath of the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon. The four million barrels of crude oil that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's failed oil drillingStudy: Exposure to crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster causes swimming deficiencies

Grosell, Martin

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

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

Meyers, Steven D.

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Tracking Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Barataria Bay Sediments  

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technically recoverable resources (UTRR) of oil and 50% of the UTRR of natural gas within the United States (Hagerty, 2010). On April 2001, British Petroleum (BP) acquired a contract with the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) mobile oil-drilling rig for oil and gas... technically recoverable resources (UTRR) of oil and 50% of the UTRR of natural gas within the United States (Hagerty, 2010). On April 2001, British Petroleum (BP) acquired a contract with the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) mobile oil-drilling rig for oil and gas...

Dincer, Zeynep

2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OR&R 42 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill  

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NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OR&R 42 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Salt Marsh Oiling Conditions, evaluating, and responding to threats to coastal environments, including oil and chemical spills, releases to prepare for and respond to oil and chemical releases. Determines damage to natural resources from

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

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

Pennings, Steven C.

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5/7/2010 9:22 AM Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: BP Claims Information  

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on for subsistence use purposes have been injured, destroyed, or lost by an oil spill incident. Anyone who is the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF) and how can it be used? · The OSLTF can provide up to $15/7/2010 9:22 AM Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: BP Claims Information Frequently Asked Questions 1

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Deepwater Horizon crude oil impacts the developing hearts of large predatory pelagic fish  

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...Although subsurface application of dispersant near the wellhead resulted in retention of a considerable portion...634 . 2 Kujawinski EB ( 2011 ) Fate of dispersants associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill . Environ...receptor/aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator pathway causes developmental...

John P. Incardona; Luke D. Gardner; Tiffany L. Linbo; Tanya L. Brown; Andrew J. Esbaugh; Edward M. Mager; John D. Stieglitz; Barbara L. French; Jana S. Labenia; Cathy A. Laetz; Mark Tagal; Catherine A. Sloan; Abigail Elizur; Daniel D. Benetti; Martin Grosell; Barbara A. Block; Nathaniel L. Scholz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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of crude, young tuna and amberjack, some of the speediest predators in the ocean, developed heart defects in the northern Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. Embryos are highly sensitive, so fragile that it is possible to see population." The study -- "Deepwater Horizon crude oil impacts the developing hearts of large predatory

Grosell, Martin

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Deep-water drilling remains a risky business  

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... Two years after the blowout of the BP oil well drilled by the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the United States is largely failing to act on ... commission that produced the report Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling the other was Cherry Murray of Harvard University. The commission concluded that ...

Donald Boesch

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of Barrier-Island Inundation and Overwash: Application to the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill  

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Prediction of Barrier-Island Inundation and Overwash: Application to the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 0 10.5 Kilometers 0 0.25 0.5 Miles Photo: NOAA Photo: NOAA Low Risk: No inundation

Torgersen, Christian

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Deepwater Horizon Containment - 30 JUN.ppt  

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

Deepwater Horizon Source Control Deepwater Horizon Source Control June 30, 2010 DOE/DOI External Science Advisors On-Site DOI + DOE Labs Team Reach Back to Labs BP + Contractors + Industry Design Key Decisions * Independent Analysis * Information Flow * Integrated Design Reviews * Development of Joint Action Plans * Decision Engagement Analysis Operations Federal & BP Working Relationship Path Forward via Unified Command Strategy and Forward Plan * Run a Safe Operation * Long Term - Relief Wells * Short Term - Containment - Option to Shut-in Well; Test Integrity * Leverage Industry and Government Expertise * Multiple Parallel Options * No Stone Unturned to Minimize Pollution Containment: Early July Capacity 40 - 53 mbd Containment: Offshore Operations Toisa Pisces Loch Rannoch Helix Producer Subsea Manifold Air Can in Moonpool

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

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

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

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Response and Rescue Plans for Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico  

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Response and Rescue Plans for Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico The Wildlife Branch of the Unified Command has organized trained wildlife that will be impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The marine mammal and sea turtle response teams include

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Acute Embryonic or Juvenile Exposure to Deepwater Horizon Crude Oil Impairs the Swimming Performance of Mahi-Mahi (Coryphaena  

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approximately 4 million barrels (6 ? 108 L) of crude oil into the northern Gulf of Mexico (GoM).1-3 The DWHAcute Embryonic or Juvenile Exposure to Deepwater Horizon Crude Oil Impairs the Swimming and ecologically important fish species to crude oil during the sensitive early life stages. We show that brief

Grosell, Martin

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Scientific basis for safely shutting in the Macondo Well after the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout  

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...6-m-thick) M110 sand: (i) a circular...regarding the amount of gas dissolved in the oil and...that the targets were hydrate-coated methane bubbles...Orange DL ( 1998 ) Gas hydrate formation in the deep...methane, natural gas, and carbon dioxide...

Stephen H. Hickman; Paul A. Hsieh; Walter D. Mooney; Catherine B. Enomoto; Philip H. Nelson; Larry A. Mayer; Thomas C. Weber; Kathryn Moran; Peter B. Flemings; Marcia K. McNutt

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scientific basis for safely shutting in the Macondo Well after the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout  

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...release to the Gulf of Mexico. Evaluating this...properties, geophysical well logs, and drilling...with drilling of geothermal energy wells (10) and steam flood...was possible, the well should be reopened to the Gulf of Mexico after 24 h to avoid...

Stephen H. Hickman; Paul A. Hsieh; Walter D. Mooney; Catherine B. Enomoto; Philip H. Nelson; Larry A. Mayer; Thomas C. Weber; Kathryn Moran; Peter B. Flemings; Marcia K. McNutt

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Lee, Leslie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiocarbon evidence that carbon from the Deepwater Horizon spill entered the planktonic food web of the Gulf of Mexico  

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The Deepwater Horizon (Macondo) oil spill released large volumes of oil and gas of distinct carbon isotopic composition to the northern Gulf of Mexico, allowing Graham etal (2010 Environ. Res. Lett. 5 045301) to use stable carbon isotopes (?13C) to infer the introduction of spilled oil into the planktonic food web. Surface ocean organic production and measured oil are separated by 57 in stable carbon isotope (?13C) space, while in radiocarbon (?14C) space these two potential sources are separated by more than 1000. Thus radiocarbon isotopes provide a more sensitive tracer by which to infer possible introduction of Macondo oil into the food web. We measured ?14C and ?13C in plankton collected from within 100km of the spill site as well as in coastal and offshore DIC (dissolved inorganic carbon or ?CO2) to constrain surface production values. On average, plankton values were depleted in 14C relative to surface DIC, and we found a significant linear correlation between ?14C and ?13C in plankton. Cumulatively, these results are consistent with the hypothesis that carbon released from the Deepwater Horizon spill contributed to the offshore planktonic food web. Our results support the findings of Graham etal (2010 Environ. Res. Lett. 5 045301), but we infer that methane input may be important.

J P Chanton; J Cherrier; R M Wilson; J Sarkodee-Adoo; S Bosman; A Mickle; W M Graham

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Weston, Ken

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

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

Nagarajaiah, Satish

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Distribution and concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons associated with the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico  

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Abstract We examined the geographic extent of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in sediment, seawater, biota, and seafood during/after the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (April 20July 15, 2010; 28.736667N, ?88.386944W). TPH, PAHs, and 12 compound classes were examined, particularly C1-benzo(a)anthracenes/chrysenes, C-2-/C-4-phenanthrenes/anthracenes, and C3-naphthalenes. Sediment TPH, PAHs, and all classes peaked near Pensacola, Florida, and Galveston, Texas. Seawater TPH peaked off Pensacola; all of the above classes peaked off the Mississippi River, Louisiana and Galveston. Biota TPH and \\{PAHs\\} peaked near the Mississippi River; C-3 napthalenes peaked near the spill site. Seafood TPH peaked near the spill site, with \\{PAHs\\} and all classes peaking near Pensacola. We recommend that oil concentrations continued to be monitored in these media well after the spill has ceased to assist in defining re-opening dates for fisheries; closures should be maintained until hydrocarbon levels are deemed within appropriate limits.

Paul W. Sammarco; Steve R. Kolian; Richard A.F. Warby; Jennifer L. Bouldin; Wilma A. Subra; Scott A. Porter

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of the optical properties of seawater influenced by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico  

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The fluorescence excitationemission matrix (EEM) technique coupled with parallel factor (PARAFAC) modeling and measurements of bulk organic carbon and other optical properties were used to characterize the oil components released from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and to examine the chemical evolution and transformation of oil in the water column. Seawater samples were collected from the Gulf of Mexico during October 2010 and October 2011, three months and fifteen months, respectively, after the oil spill was stopped. Together with previous results from samples collected during the oil spill in May/June 2010, these time series samples allow us to elucidate changes in the optical properties of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from the time of maximum oil impact to its recovery, 15 months after the spill. Although the oil had profoundly altered the optical properties of the DOM in the entire water column during the oil spill, naturally occurring DOM became predominant in surface waters by October 2010, three months after the spill. Anomalous DOM with high optical yields, however, still resided in deep waters even 15 months after the oil spill in October 2011, showing a persistent influence of the oil in deep waters. Based on fluorescence EEM data and PARAFAC modeling, three oil components and one natural humic-like DOM could be readily identified. The most prominent oil component had its maximum fluorescence intensity at Ex/Em 224/328nm, and the other two centered on Ex/Em 264/324 and 232/346nm, respectively. The humic-like DOM component had its wide emission peak from 390 to 460nm over the excitation wavelength at ~248nm. We hypothesized that component-2 (264/324nm) was mostly derived from photochemical degradation and the component-3 (232/346nm) could be a degradation product from both microbial and photochemical degradation, although both C2 and C3 are subject to degradation at different rates. The oil component ratios, such as C2/C1 and C3/C1, were closely related to degradation states of oil and can be used as a sensitive index to track the fate, transport and transformation of oil in the water column.

Zhengzhen Zhou; Laodong Guo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretaries Chu and Salazar to Convene Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater  

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to Convene Meeting on Strengthening to Convene Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater Blowout Containment Capabilities Secretaries Chu and Salazar to Convene Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater Blowout Containment Capabilities September 17, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will convene top U.S. government scientists and key industry and stakeholder leaders to discuss how to strengthen capabilities for responding to potential blowouts of oil and gas wells in deepwaters on the Outer Continental Shelf. The September 22, 2010 panel discussion will help guide reforms that are raising the bar for the oil and gas industry's practices, inform recommendations on whether and how to lift the current deepwater drilling suspension, and assist in establishing a path forward for government and

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

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With millions of gallons crude oil being spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill a day into the Gulf of Mexico. To contain the spreading oil slick and keep it from polluting the fragile three miles off the coast of Normandy, releasing about 227,000 tons heavy crude oil that ultimately

Hazen, Terry

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The weathering of oil after the Deepwater?Horizon oil spill: insights from the chemical composition of the oil from the sea surface, salt marshes and sediments  

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The oil released during the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill may have both short-?and long-time impacts on the northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystems. An understanding of how the composition and concentration of the oil are altered by weathering, including chemical, physical and biological processes, is needed to evaluate the oil toxicity and impact on the ecosystem in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This study examined petroleum hydrocarbons in oil mousse collected from the sea surface and salt marshes, and in oil deposited in sediments adjacent to the wellhead after the DWH oil spill. Oil mousses were collected at two stations (OSS and CT, located 130 and 85?km away from the wellhead, respectively) in May 2010, and two sediment samples from stations SG and SC, within 6 km of the wellhead, in May 2011. We also collected oil mousse from salt marshes at Marsh Point (MP), Mississippi, 186?km away from the wellhead in July 2010. In these samples, n-alkanes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), alkylated PAHs, BTEX (collective name of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and p-, m-, and o-xylenes), C3-benzenes and trace metals were measured to examine how the oil was altered chemically. The chemical analysis indicates that the oil mousses underwent different degrees of weathering with the pattern of OSS?DWH oil spill, as supported by the presence of short-chained n-alkanes (C10?C 15), BTEX and C 3-benzenes. The weathering of oil in sediment may result from biological degradation and dissolution, evidenced by the preferential loss of mid-chained n-alkanes C16?C 27, lower ratios of n-C 17/Pr and n-C 18/Ph , and preferential loss of PAHs relative to alkylated PAHs.

Zhanfei Liu; Jiqing Liu; Qingzhi Zhu; Wei Wu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crude Injustice in the Gulf: Why Categorical Exclusions for Deepwater Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico are Inconsistent with U.S. International Ocean Law and Policy  

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torium on Deepwater Oil Drilling, Demands Environmentaland Offshore Oil Drilling .. Deepwater Horizon-D. NEPA and Offshore Oil Drilling NEPA and the Outer

Hull, Eric V.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kuwait; The blowouts are history  

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This paper reports on the capping of oil well blowouts in Kuwait. It reports on how access to the wells was gained, the well kill methods used, and future work that must be done in order to restore productivity.

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1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fisheries vol 36 no 7 july 2011 www.fisheries.org332 Potential Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Commercial  

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Horizon Oil Spill on Commercial Fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico Feature: FISHERIES RESEARCH Impacto known accidental oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Eco- system (LME), a region valued for its of Mexico large marine ecosystem (LME), it is im- perative to quantify the potential impacts

Pauly, Daniel

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Blowout control: Response, intervention and management. Part 10  

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This article reviews the physically demanding job of clearing away damaged wellheads, BOPs, rigs and platforms to allow surface control of a blowout. Basic special tools and techniques used in these efforts are explained. Capping equipment and installation steps are reviewed. Options of diverting blowouts and inducing bridging are noted. Snubbing on blowouts and the difficulties this presents are discussed.

Flak, L.H.; Kelly, M.J. Jr. (Boots and Coots, L.P., Houston, TX (United States))

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Deepwater Technology Projects  

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Deepwater Technology Deepwater Technology Deepwater Technology Offshore Architecture | Safety & Environmental | Other UDW Technology | Completed DW Projects Project Number Project Name Primary Performer 10121-4306-01 All Electric Subsea Autonomous High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) Architecture GE Global Research 10121-4401-02 Ultra-Deepwater Riser Concepts for High Motion Vessels Stress Engineering Services, Inc. 10121-4405-02 Ultra-deepwater Dry Tree System for Drilling and Production in the Gulf of Mexico Det Norske Veritas 10121-4505-01 Coil Tubing Drilling and Intervention System Using Cost Effective Vessel Nautilus International, LLC 09121-3500-01 Intelligent Production System for Ultra-Deepwater with Short Hop Wireless Power and Wireless Data Transfer for Lateral Production Control and Optimization

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deepwater_technology | netl.doe.gov  

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development. The three research focus areas of Deepwater Technology are offshore architecture, safety and environmental, and other deepwater technology. Offshore...

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Horizon Entropy  

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Although the laws of thermodynamics are well established for black hole horizons, much less has been said in the literature to support the extension of these laws to more general settings such as an asymptotic de Sitter horizon or a Rindler horizon (the event horizon of an asymptotic uniformly accelerated observer). In the present paper we review the results that have been previously established and argue that the laws of black hole thermodynamics, as well as their underlying statistical mechanical content, extend quite generally to what we call here "causal horizons". The root of this generalization is the local notion of horizon entropy density.

Ted Jacobson; Renaud Parentani

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Rock mechanics aspects of blowout self-containment  

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A blowout is an uncontrolled flow of reservoir fluids into the wellbore to the surface, causing serious, sometimes catastrophic, problems in different types of petroleum engineering operations. If the formation's strength is low and the pore...

Akbarnejad Nesheli, Babak

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepwater Oil & Gas Resources | Department of Energy  

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Deepwater Oil & Gas Resources Deepwater Oil & Gas Resources The United States has significant natural gas and oil reserves. But many of these resources are increasingly harder to...

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Reactive materials can quickly form plugs for blowout control  

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Various types of reactive materials, or gunk, can react directly with produced fluids (oil, condensate, or brine) or with an additionally injected fluid to form a plug to kill blowout wells or shut off large flow paths. Several recent blowouts were successfully controlled with reactive plugs; other conventional methods would have been more difficult operationally and cost more. Several plug mixtures are available on the market and can be made to suit the type of application and any particular environmental concerns. With proper planning and application, reactive plugs should be considered as a prime well control method when injection into the blowout flow path is available. This method of blowout control can save significant time and expense. The paper discusses the two basic methods of using reactive fluids depending on the flow path available, the use of cements, application steps, environmental concerns, and three case histories: a horizontal well in Texas, a high pressure, high temperature well offshore Louisiana, and a gas blowout in Argentina.

Flak, L.H. [Wright Boots and Coots, Houston, TX (United States)

1995-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods for determining vented volumes during gas well blowouts  

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Several methods are presented for determining vented volumes during gas well blowouts. The methods described apply to gas production in which no liquids phase(s), hydrocarbon and/or water, are present in the gas. Each method is illustrated with a numerical example. Sensitivity analyses provide estimates of probable errors. The method of crossplotting formation and flow string resistances is the only one which does not require special measurements. It is therefore applicalbe to cratered wells and underwater blowouts. The report includes several suggestions for investigations which might lead to better methods.

Hawkins, M.F. Jr.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical analysis of a shear ram and experimental determination of fracture parameters  

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The human, economic and environmental disaster that followed the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe at the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 revealed how much the offshore drilling industry relies on the Blowout Preventer (BOP) as ...

Koutsolelos, Evangelos

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimated Business Interruptions Losses of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  

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??A generalized framework of Economic Analysis of natural and man-made disasters is applied to the estimation of business interruption losses associated with an oil spill. (more)

Vargas, Vanessa

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CRUISE REPORT DEEPWATER HORIZON CRUISE RAPID GULF SURVEY  

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regarding the presence or absence of oil and/or tar balls in offshore regions where connectivity to the Loop for transport of oil offshore. At the time, NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) predicted limited presence of oil, sheens, and/or tar balls offshore but did not have observational confirmation (Fig. 2

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Deepwater Horizon Study Group Working Paper January 2011  

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-scale study of chemically-dispersed Alaska North Slope crude oil artificially weathered __________________________________________________________________________________ The Tradeoffs of Chemical Dispersant Use in Marine Oil Spills Artin Laleian & Thomas Oil Spill Chemical dispersants are solvents that move oil from the water

Silver, Whendee

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Science in support of the Deepwater Horizon response  

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...are total discharge: oil plus liquid natural gas. The total discharge (oil + liquid...science and views. Protecting intellectual capital is also important. However, some scientists...48 Redmond MC Valentine DL ( 2012 ) Natural gas and temperature structured...

Jane Lubchenco; Marcia K. McNutt; Gabrielle Dreyfus; Steven A. Murawski; David M. Kennedy; Paul T. Anastas; Steven Chu; Tom Hunter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Submesoscale dispersion in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon spill  

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...Lagrangian position and velocity increments by simultaneously...two-point Lagrangian velocity and displacement statistics...in the presence of wind and waves...contemporaneous position and velocity data at a...sea-surface salinity maps for S 1 (Upper...times. Center of mass trajectories for...

Andrew C. Poje; Tamay M. zgkmen; Bruce L. Lipphardt; Jr.; Brian K. Haus; Edward H. Ryan; Angelique C. Haza; Gregg A. Jacobs; A. J. H. M. Reniers; Maria Josefina Olascoaga; Guillaume Novelli; Annalisa Griffa; Francisco J. Beron-Vera; Shuyi S. Chen; Emanuel Coelho; Patrick J. Hogan; Albert D. Kirwan; Jr.; Helga S. Huntley; Arthur J. Mariano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Science in support of the Deepwater Horizon response  

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...Protection Agency (EPA) were well-versed in oil response and remediation and the National Response Team responded quickly, the...management tool previously available only to responders, the innovative ERMA, was rapidly transformed into a publicly accessible...

Jane Lubchenco; Marcia K. McNutt; Gabrielle Dreyfus; Steven A. Murawski; David M. Kennedy; Paul T. Anastas; Steven Chu; Tom Hunter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air quality implications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  

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...products rather than wind-driven oily spray...Forecasting/Chemistry (WRF-CHEM) regional...for June 10 when the wind direction was from...Time (UTC) (3 pm local time), June 10...horizontal resolution WRF-CHEM model results...periods with onshore winds from over the spill...

Ann M. Middlebrook; Daniel M. Murphy; Ravan Ahmadov; Elliot L. Atlas; Roya Bahreini; Donald R. Blake; Jerome Brioude; Joost A. de Gouw; Fred C. Fehsenfeld; Gregory J. Frost; John S. Holloway; Daniel A. Lack; Justin M. Langridge; Rich A. Lueb; Stuart A. McKeen; James F. Meagher; Simone Meinardi; J. Andrew Neuman; John B. Nowak; David D. Parrish; Jeff Peischl; Anne E. Perring; Ilana B. Pollack; James M. Roberts; Thomas B. Ryerson; Joshua P. Schwarz; J. Ryan Spackman; Carsten Warneke; A. R. Ravishankara

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interlaboratory Analytical Comparison Study to Support Deepwater Horizon  

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of Mexico, a large number of coastal sediment and tissue (i.e., oysters) samples have been collected outside of thousands of barrels of oil per day from the seafloor into the Gulf of Mexico. In what has become the worst that NIST coordinate interlaboratory comparison studies with sediment, crude oil, and bivalve tissue being

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Deepwater Wind | Open Energy Information  

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Deepwater Wind Deepwater Wind Name Deepwater Wind Address 36-42 Newark Street Suite 402 Place Hoboken, New Jersey Zip 07030 Sector Wind energy Product offshore wind Phone number 201.850.1717 Website http://dwwind.com/ Coordinates 40.7366674°, -74.0295985° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.7366674,"lon":-74.0295985,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee  

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Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee Minutes of Meeting of June 21, 2007 Crystal City Marriott, Arlington, VA Executive Session Bill Hochheiser, the Committee Management Officer (CMO), welcomed the Ultra- Deepwater Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as the Committee) at 8:35 a.m. on June 21, 2007. Bill noted that he shared the CMO responsibilities with Elena Melchert but, although she was not able to attend the meeting, she sent her regards to the Committee members. The Agenda for the meeting and Committee Member Sign-in sheet are provided as Appendix 1 and Appendix 2, respectively. After appointment and administration of Oath of Office for special Government employees, the Committee was briefed on conflict of interest statutes and the

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Blowout brought under control in Gulf of Mexico  

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This paper reports that Greenhill Petroleum Corp., Houston, killed a well blowout Oct. 9 and began cleaning up oil spilled into Timbalier Bay off La Fourche Parish, La. Development well No. 250 in Timbalier Bay field blew out Sept. 29 while Blake Drilling and Workover Co., Belle Chasse, La., was trying to recomplete it in a deeper zone. Fire broke out as Boots and Coots Inc., Houston, was positioning control equipment at the wellhead. State and federal oil spill response officials estimated the uncontrolled flow of well No. 250 at 1,400 b/d of oil. Coast Guard officials on Oct. 8 upgraded the blowout to a major spill, after deciding that at least 2,500 bbl of oil had gone into the water.

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1992-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Offshore blow-out accidents : an analysis of causes of vulnerability exposing technological systems to accidents.  

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??This thesis is about understanding causes of vulnerabilities leading to specific type of accidents on offshore oil and gas installations. Blow-out accidents have disastrous potential (more)

Stren, Thomas G.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What is industry's deepwater capability  

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Industry now has drilled many wells in water depths of from 2000 to 5000 ft offshore countries like Canada, Surinam, Australia, UK, Spain, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Gabon, Brazil, Mauritania, Indonesia, Morocco and Ireland. The US has the world's best technology and the world's best experience and most of the world's proven deepwater drilling equipment and contractors are in the US. However, the US has not released for exploration its deepwater areas. The OCS out to 600+ ft is being exlored in a routine manner by mobile, bottom-supported and floating drilling equipment. The continental slope (600 to 5000 ft.) is being explored by the special deepwater floating drilling units. The continental rise (5000 to 13,000 ft.) is industry's next objective for exploration. The technology and experience used in exploration drilling is applied to producing oil/gas in deepwater. Production is handled by a floating platform resembling a semi drilling rig with a production riser substituting for the drilling riser. Industry takes small, steady steps to develop its techniques for drilling and producing. (DP)

Hammett, D.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum...  

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Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program The...

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EA-1792: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind...  

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: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Testing and Demonstration Project, Gulf of Maine EA-1792: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind...

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Well blowout rates in California Oil and Gas District 4--Update and Trends  

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Well blowouts are one type of event in hydrocarbon exploration and production that generates health, safety, environmental and financial risk. Well blowouts are variously defined as 'uncontrolled flow of well fluids and/or formation fluids from the wellbore' or 'uncontrolled flow of reservoir fluids into the wellbore'. Theoretically this is irrespective of flux rate and so would include low fluxes, often termed 'leakage'. In practice, such low-flux events are not considered well blowouts. Rather, the term well blowout applies to higher fluxes that rise to attention more acutely, typically in the order of seconds to days after the event commences. It is not unusual for insurance claims for well blowouts to exceed US$10 million. This does not imply that all blowouts are this costly, as it is likely claims are filed only for the most catastrophic events. Still, insuring against the risk of loss of well control is the costliest in the industry. The risk of well blowouts was recently quantified from an assembled database of 102 events occurring in California Oil and Gas District 4 during the period 1991 to 2005, inclusive. This article reviews those findings, updates them to a certain extent and compares them with other well blowout risk study results. It also provides an improved perspective on some of the findings. In short, this update finds that blowout rates have remained constant from 2005 to 2008 within the limits of resolution and that the decline in blowout rates from 1991 to 2005 was likely due to improved industry practice.

Jordan, Preston D.; Benson, Sally M.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-Deepwater Production Systems  

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The report herein is a summary of the work performed on three projects to demonstrate hydrocarbon drilling and production methods applicable to deep and ultra deepwater field developments in the Gulf of Mexico and other like applications around the world. This work advances technology that could lead to more economic development and exploitation of reserves in ultra-deep water or remote areas. The first project is Subsea Processing. Its scope includes a review of the ''state of the art'' in subsea components to enable primary production process functions such as first stage liquids and gas separation, flow boosting, chemical treatment, flow metering, etc. These components are then combined to allow for the elimination of costly surface production facilities at the well site. A number of studies were then performed on proposed field development projects to validate the economic potential of this technology. The second project involved the design and testing of a light weight production riser made of composite material. The proposed design was to meet an actual Gulf of Mexico deepwater development project. The various engineering and testing work is reviewed, including test results. The third project described in this report encompasses the development and testing of a close tolerance liner drilling system, a new technology aimed at reducing deepwater drilling costs. The design and prototype testing in a test well are described in detail.

Ken L. Smith; Marc E. Leveque

2005-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepwater Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Deepwater Wind Farm Deepwater Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Deepwater Wind Farm Facility Deepwater Wind Farm Sector Wind energy Facility Type Offshore Wind Facility Status Proposed Owner PSEG Renewable Generation / Deepwater Wind LLC Developer Garden State Offshore Energy Location Atlantic Ocean NJ Coordinates 39.091°, -74.306° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.091,"lon":-74.306,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Ultra-Deepwater Production Systems  

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This report includes technical progress made during the period October, 2003 through September, 2004. At the end of the last technical progress report, the subsea processing aspects of the work program had been dropped due to the lack of commercial opportunity within ConocoPhillips, and the program had been redirected towards two other promising deepwater technologies: the development and demonstration of a composite production riser, and the development and testing of a close-tolerance liner drilling system. This report focuses on these two technologies.

K. L. Smith; M. E. Leveque

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Expanding Professional Horizons  

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* * Expanding Professional Horizons 2 SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES 3 LDRD * Expanding Professional Horizons 3 LDRD * Expanding Professional Horizons 4 SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES 5 LDRD * Expanding Professional Horizons Contents Overview 6 Early-Career 8 Mid-Career 22 Late-Career 36 Expanding Professional Horizons For further information, contact: Henry R. Westrich LDRD Program Manager hrwestr@sandia.gov 505-844-9092 4 5 LDRD * Expanding Professional Horizons SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES 6 SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES 7 LDRD * Expanding Professional Horizons exemplars pointing the way to successful research endeavors under the LDRD rubric. Perhaps most importantly, LDRD is a mechanism that has created a vast number of cross-cultural partnerships across the

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Blowout control: Response, intervention and management. Part 12  

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This concluding article of the 12-part series discusses reasons why operators need to establish some type of Well Control Incident Management System (WCIMS). A proposed system is presented, including five major subsystems. For operators who find these intimidating, a minimum program is suggested. The section on blowout control alliances discusses the evolution of oilwell firefighting and how it has become extremely competitive while the number of incidents is less than it used to be. It is suggested that this situation is diluting the experience level within the oilwell firefighting industry and is, thus, generating a need for alliances between operators, contractors and subcontractors--even between operators--where one company`s problem could involve other operators.

Wright, J.W.; Flak, L.H. [Wright Boots and Coots, Houston, TX (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods for determining vented volumes during gas-condensate and oil-well blowouts  

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Several methods are presented for determining vented volumes during gas-condensate and oil well blowouts. Each method is illustrated with a numerical example. The method of crossplotting formation and flow string resistances is the only one which does not require special measurements. It is, therefore, applicable to cratered wells and underwater blowouts. The report includes several suggestions for investigations which might lead to better methods.

Hawkins, M.F. Jr.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrapdeep water blowouts: COMASim dynamic kill simulator validation and best practices recommendations  

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64 3 14 30 6 8 4 3 180 Total 26.7% 35.6% 1.7% 7.8% 16.7% 3.3% 4.4% 2.2% 1.7% 100.0% * External causes are typical; storm, military activity, ship collision, fire and earthquake. Fig. 1.10 clearly shows the most blowouts occur... 1 ULTRADEEP WATER BLOWOUTS: COMASIM DYNAMIC KILL SIMULATOR VALIDATION AND BEST PRACTICES RECOMMENDATIONS A Thesis by SAMUEL F. NOYNAERT...

Noynaert, Samuel F.

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Oil and Natural Gas: Deepwater Technology  

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Deepwater Technology Deepwater Technology Research Project Summaries Reference Shelf O&G Document Archive Deepwater (and Ultra-Deepwater, 5000 feet of water depth and beyond) is recognized as one of the last remaining areas of the world were oil and natural gas resources remain to be discovered and produced. The architecture of the systems employed to cost-effectively develop these resources in an environmentally safe manner, reflect some of industry’s most advanced engineering accomplishments. NETL is funding research to catalyze further advances that can help Gulf of Mexico discoveries progress to production quickly and safely, and that can help maximize oil and gas recovery from fields that are currently at the edge of industry capabilities. Many of these efforts are focused on subsea production

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Limitations of extended reach drilling in deepwater  

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As the worldwide search for hydrocarbons continues into the deepwater of the oceans, drilling extended reach wells have helped to drain the fields in the most cost effective way, thus providing the oil and gas industry the cushion to cope...

Akinfenwa, Akinwunmi Adebayo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizon Health EAP Services  

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

Yates, Andrew

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

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

Lee, Leslie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simplified Solution For Gas Flow During a Blow-out in an H2 or Air Storage Cavern  

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and hydrogen storage in salt caverns. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) is experiencing a rise in interest-form solutions of the blow-out problem. These solutions are applied to the cases of compressed air storageA Simplified Solution For Gas Flow During a Blow-out in an H2 or Air Storage Cavern Pierre Bérest

Boyer, Edmond

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Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee | Department of Energy  

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Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee Ultra-deepwater architecture and technology. | Graphic courtesy of FMC Ultra-deepwater architecture and technology. | Graphic courtesy of FMC Mission The Secretary of Energy, in response to provisions of Subtitle J, Sec. 999 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, must carry out a program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of technologies for ultra-deepwater and onshore unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resource exploration and production, including addressing the technology challenges for small producers, safe operations, and environmental mitigation (including reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration of carbon). The Department's Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee (UDAC) was established

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Perception vs. reality in deepwater exploration  

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The common perception in exploration is that deepwater sands are predominantly a product of turbidity currents, and that submarine-fan models with channel/levee and lobe elements are the norm. The reality, however, is that in many cases, deepwater sands are deposits of sandy debris flows and bottom currents, not turbidity currents. Submarine-fan models with channels and lobes are designed for turbidite-dominated deepwater systems, and therefore, fan models are obsolete for debris-flow deposits. The subject is described here in a discussion that covers: Deepwater processes. How sediments move downslope from the shelf, definitions, and misunderstood effects of high-density turbidity and bottom currents; Submarine fan models, and sequence stratigraphic implications. Limitations of widely used models, and seismic geometries and log motifs. Better calibrations are needed. In the conclusion, the author states a critical need for developing additional models for debris flows, and that research should also focus on developing reliable methods for using seismic geometry and wireline-log motifs to recognize depositional facies. A comprehensive bibliography of published literature on the subject is liberally referenced. In this paper, the term deep water refers to bathyal water depths, i.e., area seaward of the shelf edge, that existed at the time of deposition of reservoir sands; it does not necessarily refer to present-day water depths in offshore examples.

Shanmugam, G. [Mobil Exploration and Producing Technical Center, Dallas, TX (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics CHARACTERIZATION OF EXTINCTION EVENTS NEAR BLOWOUT  

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is a popular option to achieve lower emissions. For example, premixed natural gas combustors have demonstrated BLOWOUT IN SWIRL-DUMP COMBUSTORS T. M. Muruganandam* and J. M. Seitzman School of Aerospace Engin (LBO) process in a swirl-dump- stabilized combustor with center body. Previous studies identified

Seitzman, Jerry M.

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Thermodynamical Properties of Horizons  

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We show, by using Regge calculus, that the entropy of any finite part of a Rindler horizon is, in the semi-classical limit, one quarter of the area of that part. We argue that this result implies that the entropy associated with any horizon of spacetime is, in semi-classical limit, one quarter of its area. As an example, we derive the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy law for the Schwarzschild black hole.

J. Makela; A. Peltola

2002-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathodic protection requirements for deepwater systems  

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Field and laboratory experience related to requirements for cathodic protection (CP) in deep water are reviewed with emphasis on identification of the major variables that need to be specified for successful deepwater CP designs for offshore structures. The subject is addressed based on the historical development of cathodic protection design methodologies for offshore structures focusing on sacrificial anode systems and trends that have resulted in specific changes in design requirements. Three main subjects are discussed: (1) application of existing industry standards such as NACE RP0176; (2) environmental factors--dissolved oxygen, temperature, salinity, pH, water velocity and fouling; and (3) calcareous deposits--difference between shallow and deep waters. Current practice of design criteria and systems for deepwater applications is assessed, including initial polarization, use of coatings and anode materials. The results from laboratory tests are compared with available documented service experiences and field tests results.

Menendez, C.M.; Hanson, H.R.; Kane, R.D.; Farquhar, G.B.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion Instability and Blowout Characteristics of Fuel Flexible Gas Turbine Combustors  

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Combustion Instability and Blowout Combustion Instability and Blowout Characteristics of Fuel Flexible Gas Turbine Characteristics of Fuel Flexible Gas Turbine Combustors Combustors Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Institute of Technology Tim Lieuwen, Ben Zinn Bobby Noble, Qingguo Zhang DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT DE-FC26-02NT41431 Tom J. George, Program Manager, DOE/NETL Richard Wenglarz, Manager of Research, SCIES SCIES Project 03-01-SR111 Project Awarded (07/01/03, 36 Month Duration) Total Contract Value $376,722 . CLEMSON presentation, T.L., B.Z., B.N., Q.Z. Gas Turbine Need Gas Turbine Need * Need: Gas turbines with sufficient flexibility to cleanly and efficiently combust a wide range of fuels, particularly coal-derived gases - Problem: Inherent variability in composition and heating

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The Oil Debacle in the Gulf of Mexico: An Alternative to the Coming Flood of Offshore Regulations  

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been more than 36,000 oil wells drilled in the Gulf. Yet since exploration in the Gulf of Mexico began in the 1950s, there has been only one accident to compare with BPs ill-fated Deepwater Horizon. After the blowout of the PEMEX IXTOC I well...

Griffin, James M.

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

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sea in the Gulf of Mexico to oil emanating from the MacondoGulf of Mexico experiences multiple, natural, episodic oilGulf of Mexico experiences frequent, episodic, natural oil

Mason, O.U.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluacin de Daos en Recursos Naturales por el Derrame de Petrleo de Deepwater Horizon  

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. El proyecto propuestos de Áreas Recreativas en el Parque Estatal Bald Point construiría pabellones aeróbico asociado en el Parque Estatal Bald Point en Alligator Point. Además, se construirían en el parque propuesto de Mejora de Parques y Rampas para Embarcaciones del Condado de Franklin: Parque Indian Creek

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Recurrent Oil Sheens at the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Site Fingerprinted with Synthetic Hydrocarbon Drilling Fluids  

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We developed and patented a method using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC GC) for accurate identification and quantification of drilling fluid olefins in crude oils. ... This scenario also explains the detection of drilling mud on oiled-DWH buoyancy module pieces, which would have been oiled from oil and drilling mud on the platform. ...

Christoph Aeppli; Christopher M. Reddy; Robert K. Nelson; Matthias Y. Kellermann; David L. Valentine

2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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RNA-Seq reveals complex genetic response to deepwater horizon oil release in Fundulus grandis  

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Fishes to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster. PLoS One 2011, 6:of weathered crude oil from the Gulf of Mexico in mallardsmall oil seeps occur through- out the Gulf of Mexico, we do

Garcia, Tzintzuni I; Shen, Yingjia; Crawford, Douglas; Oleksiak, Marjorie F; Whitehead, Andrew; Walter, Ronald B

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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sea in the Gulf of Mexico to oil emanating from the MacondoPhotos of the oil spill from the Gulf of Mexico. Figure 3.Gulf of Mexico experiences multiple, natural, episodic oil

Mason, O.U.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recalcitrance and Degradation of Petroleum Biomarkers upon Abiotic and Biotic Natural Weathering of Deepwater Horizon Oil  

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(8, 9) While soluble and volatile hydrocarbons were dissolved in the water column or evaporated to the atmosphere, it has been estimated that approximately 10% of the leaked mass formed surface oil slicks that eventually oiled beaches. ... Beside MW oil and field samples, five reference crude oils were analyzed: (i) a surrogate for MW oil provided by BP, produced from the Marlin Platform on Viosca Knoll lease block 915 (VK915),(30) located 60 km NE of the MW; (ii) the EPA-API reference WP#681 Southern Louisiana Sweet crude (SLSC);(31) (iii) crude oil from Eugene Island lease block 330 (EI330), located 340 km W of the MW; (iv) the petroleum standard reference material (SRM) 1582 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is a Wilmington crude from the Monterey formation; and (v) cargo oil from the Exxon Valdez (EVC). ...

Christoph Aeppli; Robert K. Nelson; Jago R. Radovi?; Catherine A. Carmichael; David L. Valentine; Christopher M. Reddy

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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releases of gas and oil mixtures is initially determined by solubility and volatility of individual bioavailability of different fractions of the gasoil mixture, and to develop a comprehensive picture of the fate of leaked hydrocarbons in the marine environ- ment. Analysis of airborne atmospheric data shows massive

Toohey, Darin W.

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Review of flow rate estimates of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  

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...with some of the gas reacting rapidly...to form methane hydrate. Response workers...at which oil and gas can be produced from the sands penetrated by BP's...added to a fluid/gas Jet features: turbulent...vortices, and hydrate crystals Size of...

Marcia K. McNutt; Rich Camilli; Timothy J. Crone; George D. Guthrie; Paul A. Hsieh; Thomas B. Ryerson; Omer Savas; Frank Shaffer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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C. J. Villanueva (2010). "Propane respiration jump-startsin samples that exhibited propane and ethane anomalies (loss of both ethane and propane relative to methane

Mason, O.U.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Deepwater Horizon disaster and wetlands Statement from the Environmental Concerns Committee  

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al. 1995), as was demonstrated along the Persian Gulf following the Gulf War and in Panama following and fisheries resources been more clearly demonstrated than in the Gulf Mexico (e.g., Chesney et al. 2000, Crain and Pahl 2006). The ongoing loss of wetland resources in the Gulf of Mexico and the potential economic

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FEBRUARY 14, 2011 NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson approaches the Deepwater Horizon  

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the country need climate information to make choices about what crops to plant and when to plant them. City that all offshore uses ­ include renewable energ

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Degradation and resilience in Louisiana salt marshes after the BPDeepwater Horizon oil spill  

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...sediment delivery rates . Geology 39 ( 5...ET ( 1978 ) No. 2 fuel oil spill in Bourne...Initiative through the Florida Institute...of oil on erosion rates, that variation in measured marsh erosion rates could be attributable...relative to wave energy, we used...

Brian R. Silliman; Johan van de Koppel; Michael W. McCoy; Jessica Diller; Gabriel N. Kasozi; Kamala Earl; Peter N. Adams; Andrew R. Zimmerman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Mexicos Mississippi Canyon area at a depth of 1,544 m releasing approximately 4.9 million barrels of crude

Lu, Z.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metagenome, metatranscriptome and single cell sequencing reveal microbial response to Deepwater Horizon oil spill  

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Solutions Group. (2010). Oil Budget Calculator Science andEngineering Team. Oil Budget Calculator Technicalmicrobial response to a deep oil spill. Science 330: 208

Mason, O.U.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Natural Gas Resources, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Deepwater Technology  

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and Natural Gas Projects and Natural Gas Projects Index of Research Project Summaries Use the links provided below to access detailed DOE/NETL project information, including project reports, contacts, and pertinent publications. Search Natural Gas and Oil Projects Current Projects Natural Gas Resources Shale Gas Environmental Other Natural Gas Resources Ehanced Oil Recovery CO2 EOR Environmental Other EOR & Oil Resources Deepwater Technology Offshore Architecture Safety & Environmental Other Deepwater Technology Methane Hydrates DOE/NETL Projects Completed Projects Completed Natural Gas Resources Completed Enhanced Oil Recovery Completed Deepwater Technology Completed E&P Technologies Completed Environmental Solutions Completed Methane Hydrates Completed Transmission & Distribution

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Development and Progression of Aeolian Blowouts in Padre Island National Seashore  

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Figure 22- LiDAR of Study Area 1; Volume Change Between 2005 and 2011. ............. 77 Figure 23- GPR Transects for Study Area 1 (SA1) with Radar Surfaces Shown in Green and Radar Facies Shown in Black with Inferred Features Dotted. A More... Detailed Image of Each Transect Found in Appendix 1. .................. 79 Figure 24- Blowout Evolution of Study Site 2 (SA2) a) 1969-1979, b) 1984-1989, c) 1993-1996, d) 2002-2010, and e) Total Change Throughout Study .......... 85 Figure 25...

Jewell, Mallorie E

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and assessment of electronic manual for well control and blowout containment  

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Fig. 1.4 ? Spindletop Lucas well blowout (1901) 17 As the rotary rig took over for the cable tool rig, and the depth of the wells kept getting deeper, there was a need to control the higher pressures encountered. The developments... this is not achieved, there might be an unscheduled inflow of fluids into the well. Most commonly, the occurrence of a kick is due to the rig crew not doing their job of managing the well pressures adequately. With the event of a kick follows the need...

Grottheim, Odd Eirik

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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P h y s i c a l O c e a n o g r a p h y D i v i s i o n Monitoring of the Gulf of Mexico Conditions during the Deepwater  

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to the ocean conditions during the oil spill. Upper left: Altimetry-derived Gulf of Mexico surface currentsP h y s i c a l O c e a n o g r a p h y D i v i s i o n Monitoring of the Gulf of Mexico Conditions during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill An AOML - wide effort As part of NOAA's mission to study the role

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P h y s i c a l O c e a n o g r a p h y D i v i s i o n Monitoring the Gulf of Mexico Conditions during the Deepwater  

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P h y s i c a l O c e a n o g r a p h y D i v i s i o n Monitoring the Gulf of Mexico Conditions during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill An AOML - wide effort As part of NOAA's mission to study the role research cruises focused on assessing the extent of the spill in the greater Gulf of Mexico

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Are subsurface safety valves needed in deepwater?  

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The object of this study was to evaluate SCSSV reliability and identify a preferred configuration for subsea completions in deepwater. A system design consisting of subsea, conventional, dual-bore tree, cluster wells was selected for evaluation. The study examined inherent risks associated with six tubing retrievable SCSSV configurations. Risks were evaluated for personnel and environmental safety, and operational and financial impact of: No SCSSV; Single SCSSV; Dual operating system single SCSSV; Tandem hot/hot (both valves active) SCSSVs without lockout features; Tandem hot/hot SCSSVs with lockout features; Tandem hot/cold (one valve active, the other dormant in open position) SCSSVs with lockout features. A ``fault tree`` identifying events that could lead to deleterious incidents was used to evaluate risks. Costs and consequences associated with potential events were determined using existing industry data, and resulting calculated risks were evaluated. Recommendations were developed and compared to current regulations, and potential regulatory conflicts were identified.

Verret, A.; Hey, C.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum  

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Ultra-Deepwater and Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program The Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research Program, launched by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), is a public/private partnership valued at $400 million over eight years that is designed to benefit consumers by developing technologies to increase America's domestic oil and gas production and reduce the Nation's dependency on foreign imports. Key aspects of the program include utilizing a non-profit consortium to manage the research, establishing two federal advisory committees, and funding of $50 million per year derived from royalties, rents, and bonuses from federal onshore

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DOE Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible Deepwater  

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Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible Deepwater Drilling Technologies DOE Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible Deepwater Drilling Technologies May 21, 2012 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - Thirteen projects aimed at reducing the risks while enhancing the environmental performance of drilling for natural gas and oil in ultra-deepwater settings have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for further development. Negotiations for the new projects will lead to awards totaling $35.4 million, adding to the research portfolio of the Office of Fossil Energy's Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program. Research needs addressed by the projects include (1) new and better ways to

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DOE Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible Deepwater  

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DOE Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible DOE Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible Deepwater Drilling Technologies DOE Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible Deepwater Drilling Technologies May 21, 2012 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - Thirteen projects aimed at reducing the risks while enhancing the environmental performance of drilling for natural gas and oil in ultra-deepwater settings have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for further development. Negotiations for the new projects will lead to awards totaling $35.4 million, adding to the research portfolio of the Office of Fossil Energy's Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program. Research needs addressed by the projects include (1) new and better ways to

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Selection of deepwater floating oil platform based on grey correlation  

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Abstract To select a suitable floating oil platform for a given deepwater oilfield, a method based on grey-correlation theory was proposed and verified. By analyzing factors that may affect selection of deepwater platform, thirteen main factors were chosen. This article also summed up the statistics on 65 deepwater floating platforms (including tension leg platform, deep-draft column type platform, semi-submersible platform, and floating storage mining and unloading device) performing well in the world. With a deepwater oilfield to be developed as a sample, the application of the method was illustrated: Considering the factor series of the given oilfield to be developed as referent series, the relevance between referent series and factor series of each platform in statistics was calculated with grey-correlation analysis, and the optimal platform was identified as the one that had the highest relevance. Two examples proved the feasibility and reliability of the method.

Dongfeng MAO; Menglan DUAN; Xinzhong LI; Junwei SU; Yingying WANG

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Epifaunal Assemblages on Deep-water Corals in Roatan, Honduras  

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Deep-water corals provide complex habitat structure for diverse assemblages of invertebrates and fishes. Similar to shallow coral reefs, oyster reefs, and seagrass beds, these complex biogenic structures serve many ecosystem functions: (a) as prey...

Lavelle, Katherine

2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The Cosmic Horizon  

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The cosmological principle, promoting the view that the universe is homogeneous and isotropic, is embodied within the mathematical structure of the Robertson-Walker (RW) metric. The equations derived from an application of this metric to the Einstein Field Equations describe the expansion of the universe in terms of comoving coordinates, from which physical distances may be derived using a time-dependent expansion factor. These coordinates, however, do not explicitly reveal properties of the cosmic spacetime manifested in Birkhoff's theorem and its corollary. In this paper, we compare two forms of the metric--written in (the traditional) comoving coordinates, and a set of observer-dependent coordinates--first for the well-known de Sitter universe containing only dark energy, and then for a newly derived form of the RW metric, for a universe with dark energy and matter. We show that Rindler's event horizon--evident in the co-moving system--coincides with what one might call the "curvature horizon" appearing in the observer-dependent frame. The advantage of this dual prescription of the cosmic spacetime is that with the latest WMAP results, we now have a much better determination of the universe's mass-energy content, which permits us to calculate this curvature with unprecedented accuracy. We use it here to demonstrate that our observations have probed the limit beyond which the cosmic curvature prevents any signal from having ever reached us. In the case of de Sitter, where the mass-energy density is a constant, this limit is fixed for all time. For a universe with a changing density, this horizon expands until de Sitter is reached asymptotically, and then it too ceases to change.

Fulvio Melia

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The New Horizons Spacecraft  

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

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The New Horizons Spacecraft  

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

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

2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulations of the Macondo well blowout reveal strong control of oil flow by reservoir permeability and exsolution of gas  

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...to the length of the well that was open to the...2010, the Macondo well MC252-1 drilled from...platform in the Gulf of Mexico suffered a blowout...normally convey oil from the well to the platform. Later...nonaqueous liquids, geothermal energy production, geologic...

Curtis M. Oldenburg; Barry M. Freifeld; Karsten Pruess; Lehua Pan; Stefan Finsterle; George J. Moridis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2008 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural...  

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8 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program 2008 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and...

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2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural...  

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2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program 2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and...

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Northwest Area Foundation Horizons Program  

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Northwest Area Foundation Horizons Program Final Evaluation Report ­ Executive Summary Diane L by the Northwest Area Foundation in partnership with two national organizations and delivered by a number to remember that Horizons was not designed to reduce poverty, but instead to contribute to the Foundations

Amin, S. Massoud

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Deepwater pipeline repair technology: A general overview  

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During the life of oil and gas transportation sea lines, periodic inspection, maintenance and repair in case of major damage are the most important tasks to be considered especially in deepwater installations. In particular the capabilities to perform quick and cost effective repairs have been of strategic importance in the eighties for SNAM during the development of the S.A.S. (Submersible Automatic System) a diverless and guidelineless repair system for the 20 inch Transmediterranean sealines. The trials on this prototype were successfully completed in early summer 1992, simulating a complete repair procedure at 610 in water depth. Based on the technology the authors have acquired during the implementation of the system, an upgrading phase aimed at improving the capability to mate the new 26 inch lines is being developed. Considering that at the moment only a few pipeline transportation systems are laid in deep water, but some new installations are foreseen in the near future, technological developments would be necessary in view of different scenarios other than the Mediterranean area. This paper will be focused on an overview of the existing repair technologies and will discuss the possible future pipelines operating scenarios and the envisaged new developments of repair technology. Possible way of approaching and solving in a cost-effective way the needs of Pipeline Operators to have repair systems available will be discussed for the different pipeline scenarios.

Magnelli, G.; Radicioni, A. [Snamprogetti S.p.A., Fano (Italy). Offshore Division

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Well blowout rates and consequences in California Oil and Gas District 4 from 1991 to 2005: Implications for geological storage of carbon dioxide  

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pub/oil/ Data_Catalog/Oil_and_Gas/Oil_?elds/CA_oil?elds.DAT.1993) A history of oil- and gas-well blowouts in California,Health Administration (2007), Oil and gas well drilling and

Jordan, Preston D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of reactive species on the lean blowout limit of an industrial DLE gas turbine burner  

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Abstract In order to achieve ultra-low emissions of both NOX and CO it is imperative to use a homogeneous premixed combustor. To lower the emissions further, the equivalence ratio can be lowered. By doing so, combustion is moved towards the lean blowout (LBO) limit. To improve the blowout characteristics of a burner, heat and radicals can be supplied to the flame zone. This can be achieved using a pre-chamber combustor. In this study, a central body burner, called the RPL (rich-pilot-lean) section, was used as a pre-chamber combustor to supply heat and radicals to a downscaled industrial burner. The flue gas from the RPL is mixed with the surrounding fresh mixture and form a second flame zone. This zone acts as a stabilizer for the investigated burner. The LBO limit was modeled using two perfectly stirred reactors (PSRs) in series, which allows the chemical influence on the LBO limit to be isolated. The resulting trends for the modeled LBO limit were in agreement with measured data. Increasing the equivalence ratio in the RPL section, thus increasing the energy supplied by the fuel, is a major contributor to combustion stability up to a limit where the temperature decrease is too large support combustion. For lean RPL combustion, the reactive species O, H and OH in combination affect the stability to a greater extent than the temperature alone. At rich equivalence ratios, the conversion of methane to hydrogen and carbon monoxide in the RPL section is a factor influencing the LBO limit. The results are compared with emission probe measurements that were used to investigate the LBO limit for methane and a generic syngas (10% CH4, 67.5% H2, and 22.5% CO). The syngas was also investigated after being diluted with nitrogen to a Wobbe index of 15MJ/m3.

Ivan R. Sigfrid; Ronald Whiddon; Robert Collin; Jens Klingmann

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Lawrence Livermore National...  

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Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Lawrence Livermore National Lab Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Lawrence Livermore National Lab August 1, 2013 6:45PM EDT to August 31, 2013...

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Black Hole Horizons and Black Hole Thermodynamics.  

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??This work investigates how black holes can be described in terms of different definitions of horizons. Global definitions in terms of event horizons and Killing (more)

Nielsen, Alex

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-1792: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind Turbine  

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EA-1792: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind EA-1792: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Testing and Demonstration Project, Gulf of Maine EA-1792: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Testing and Demonstration Project, Gulf of Maine Summary This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal to support research on floating offshore wind turbine platforms. This project would support the mission, vision, and goals of DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Program to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of innovative wind power technologies. Development of offshore wind energy technologies would help the nation reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, diversify its energy supply, provide cost-competitive electricity to key coastal regions, and

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Risk assessment of surface vs subsea blowout preventers (bops) on mobile offshore drilling units focusing on riser failure and the use of subsea shear rams  

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RISK ASSESSMENT OF SURFACE VS SUBSEA BLOWOUT PREVENTERS (BOPS) ON MOBILE OFFSHORE DRILLING UNITS FOCUSING ON RISER FAILURE AND THE USE OF SUBSEA SHEAR RAMS A Thesis by JORGE LUIS MELENDEZ 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 May 2006 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering RISK ASSESSMENT OF SURFACE VS SUBSEA BLOWOUT PREVENTERS (BOPS) ON MOBILE OFFSHORE...

Melendez, Jorge Luis

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamics of local causal horizons  

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We propose an expression for the entropy density associated with the local causal horizons in any diffeomorphism-invariant theory of gravity. If the black-hole entropy of the theory satisfies the physical process version of the first law of thermodynamics, then our proposed entropy satisfies the Clausius relation. Thus, our study shows that the thermodynamic nature of the spacetime horizons is not restricted to the black holes; it also applies to the local causal horizons in the neighborhood of any point in the spacetime.

Arif Mohd and Sudipta Sarkar

2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Your Horizons Conference April 6  

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gets young women involved in math and science at 31st Expanding Your Horizons Conference April 6 March 4, 2010 Teacher conference also planned LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, March 4,...

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2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and  

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2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural 2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program 2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program 2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas Annual report on ultra-deepwater natural gas, etc, required by Energy Policy Act of 2005, Subtitle J, Section 999 2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program More Documents & Publications 2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program 2007 Annual Plan

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Experimental Investigations of the Lean Blowout Limit of Different Syngas Mixtures in an Atmospheric, Premixed, Variable-Swirl Burner  

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Experimental Investigations of the Lean Blowout Limit of Different Syngas Mixtures in an Atmospheric, Premixed, Variable-Swirl Burner ... The observed higher LBO limit of the diluted generic syngas could be due to the effect of N2 addition on the adiabatic flame temperature (Figure 18) and burning velocity of the generic syngas. ... The LSI does not need to undergo significant alteration to operate with the hydrocarbon fuels but needs further studies for adaptation to burn dild. ...

Parisa Sayad; Alessandro Schnborn; Jens Klingmann

2013-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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MMS 2008-030 Survey of Deepwater Currents in the  

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: Executive Summary Authors Kathleen Donohue Peter Hamilton Robert Leben Randolph Watts Evans Waddell Prepared, K., P. Hamilton, R. Leben, R.Watts, and E. Waddell. 2008. Survey of deepwater currents, constructive and greatly appreciated. SAIC program personnel, Paul Blankinship (Data Management) and James

Rhode Island, University of

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MMS 2008-031 Survey of Deepwater Currents in the  

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: Technical Report Authors Kathleen Donohue Peter Hamilton Robert Leben Randolph Watts Evans Waddell Prepared, K., P. Hamilton, R. Leben, R.Watts, and E. Waddell. 2008. Survey of deepwater currents, constructive and greatly appreciated. SAIC program personnel, Paul Blankinship (Data Management) and James

Rhode Island, University of

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Project Background General Project DescriPtion  

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Damage Assessment Trustee CouncilDeepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee CouncilDeepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee CouncilDeepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee CouncilDeepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council

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2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and  

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7 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural 7 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program 2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program Annual report on ultra-deepwater, etc. natural gas research program required by Energy Policy Act of 2005, Subtitle J, Section 999 2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program More Documents & Publications 2007 Annual Plan Recommendations: Draft 2008 Section 999 Annual Plan 2008 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program

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

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Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx More Documents &...

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NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"  

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

Brian Cox

2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"  

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

Brian Cox

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Royalty break eyed for U. S. deepwater oil, gas  

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This paper reports that Sen. Bennett Johnston (D-La.) wants to amend the U.S. omnibus energy bill to waive initial royalties for deepwater production. Johnston recently introduced the bill and is pressing for the bush administration's support. Johnston's bill would defer federal oil and gas royalty on leases in 200 m or more of water until payout of development costs. Producers would pay full royalty if the price of oil topped $34/bbl for 6 months.

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1992-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepwater pipeline-repair system deployed to Mediterranean  

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The latest phase in development of a deepwater pipeline-repair system received full-scale trials earlier this summer in Norway and has been deployed on standby for the Trans-Mediterranean pipeline by operator SNAM. In Stavanger harbor in June, Sonsub International Inc.`s Arcos diverless repair system underwent successful shallow-water trials that employed all the system`s equipment. (Arcos is an Italian acronym for attrezzaturre per la riparazione di condotte sottomarine-subsea pipe repair tooling.) The system is the most recent development in an evolution of efforts to develop a diverless pipeline-repair system for deepwater use. The prototype PRS (pipeline repair system) received deepwater (300m) trials offshore southern Italy in 1992. It used two work-class ROVs. In 1995, a modified PRS, renamed the DSRS (diverless sealine repair system), underwent shallow-water trials, also offshore southern Italy, that led to a modification of its pipe-lifting system. In 1997, the DSRS underwent more shallow-water trials, this time in Stavanger, which led to improvement in the spool-installation module. According to Sonsub, this refined version of the Arcos employs a low-force modular concept that is ROV supported and can be adapted quickly and easily to a wide range of pipe sizes.

True, W.R.

1998-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

152

Horizons cannot save the Landscape  

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

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

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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High Mercury Concentrations Reflect Trophic Ecology of Three Deep-Water Chondrichthyans  

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High Mercury Concentrations Reflect Trophic Ecology of Three Deep-Water Chondrichthyans Michael C concentrations were explored for three deep-water chondrichthyans (Etmopterus princeps, Cen- troscymnus position in the trophic web (as indicated by differences in d15 N). Mercury is a major contaminant

Newman, Michael C.

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nh Gi Thit Hi Ti Nguyn Thin Nhin ca V Trn Du Deepwater Horizon Cc D n Khu Vc  

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Lng Sò ip Nhm Tng C Hi ánh Bt Gii Trí Trong Vùng Cán Xong Florida s c thc hin Qun Bay (h thng Vnh St Okaloosa và Walton. Lý tng ra thì bng cách thc hin d án này,s lng sò ip ti các a im c can thip cui cùng có th s tng lên ti các mc t duy trì bn vng c cho vic ánh bt gii trí. S lng sò ip các Qun Gulf và

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nh Gi Thit Hi Ti Nguyn Thin Nhin ca V Trn Du Deepwater Horizon Cc D n Qun Franklin  

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Công Viên Bald Point Ca Tiu Bangc xut s xây dng các mái che cm tri, các li i lót ván, và mt nhà v sinh vi h thng x lý bng khí và bãi thi ti Công Viên Bald Point ca Tiu bang Alligator Point. Ngoài ra u xe kèm theo ti Cash Bayou. Xut Ci To Công Viên và Dc Th Thuyn Qun Franklin: D án Công Viên Indian

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Evolution of the Loop Current System During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Event as Observed With Drifters and Satellites  

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Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Geesthacht, Germany. Monitoring and Modeling

Meyers, Steven D.

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Surviving the Spill: Stakeholder Perceptions of the Commercial Seafood Supply Chain in Alabama and Mississippi After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster.  

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??Stakeholders in the commercial seafood industry in Alabama and Mississippi have experienced a series of environmental and man-made shocks in the last decade. Hurricanes Ivan (more)

Christensen, Stefanie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Well blowout rates and consequences in California Oil and Gas District 4 from 1991 to 2005: Implications for geological storage of carbon dioxide  

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Well blowout rates in oil fields undergoing thermally enhanced recovery (via steam injection) in California Oil and Gas District 4 from 1991 to 2005 were on the order of 1 per 1,000 well construction operations, 1 per 10,000 active wells per year, and 1 per 100,000 shut-in/idle and plugged/abandoned wells per year. This allows some initial inferences about leakage of CO2 via wells, which is considered perhaps the greatest leakage risk for geological storage of CO2. During the study period, 9% of the oil produced in the United States was from District 4, and 59% of this production was via thermally enhanced recovery. There was only one possible blowout from an unknown or poorly located well, despite over a century of well drilling and production activities in the district. The blowout rate declined dramatically during the study period, most likely as a result of increasing experience, improved technology, and/or changes in safety culture. If so, this decline indicates the blowout rate in CO2-storage fields can be significantly minimized both initially and with increasing experience over time. Comparable studies should be conducted in other areas. These studies would be particularly valuable in regions with CO2-enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and natural gas storage.

Jordan, Preston; Jordan, Preston D.; Benson, Sally M.

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

159

Perception vs. reality in deep-water exploration  

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The common perception in exploration is that deep-water sands are predominantly a product of low- and high-density turbidity currents, and that submarine-fan models with channel/levee and lobe elements are the norm. The reality, however, is that deep-water systems are extremely complex and variable in terms of depositional processes and sand-body geometries. For example, the Bourna Sequence, composed of T{sub a}, T{sub b}, T{sub c}, T{sub d}, and T{sub e} divisions, is believed to be the product of a turbidity current. However, recent core and outcrop studies show that the complete and partial Bouma sequences also can be explained by processes other than turbidity currents, such as sandy debris flows (i.e., {open_quotes}T{sub a}{close_quotes}) and bottom-current reworking (i.e., {open_quotes}T{sub b}, T{sub c} and T{sub d}{close_quotes}). Massive sands are interpreted routinely as high-density turbidites, but the reality is that the term {open_quotes}high-density turbidity current{close_quotes} commonly refers to sandy debris flow in terms of flow theology and sediment-support mechanism. Deep-water sequences in the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Offshore Gabon, Offshore Nigeria, Gulf of Mexico, and the Ouachita Mountains are generally considered to be turbidite-rich submarine fans. However, the reality is that these sequences are composed predominantly of sandy slumps and debris flows, not turbidites. Fan models are attractive to explorationists because of their predictable sheet-like geometries; however, these simplistic conceptual models are obsolete because they defy reality. Although the turbidite paradigm is alive and well for now in the minds of many sedimentologists and sequence stratigraphers, the turbidites themselves that form the foundation for fan models are becoming an endangered facies!

Shanmugam, G. [Mobil Exploration & Producing Technical Center, Dallas, TX (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Perception vs. reality in deep-water exploration  

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The common perception in exploration is that deep-water sands are predominantly a product of low- and high-density turbidity currents, and that submarine-fan models with channel/levee and lobe elements are the norm. The reality, however, is that deep-water systems are extremely complex and variable in terms of depositional processes and sand-body geometries. For example, the Bourna Sequence, composed of T[sub a], T[sub b], T[sub c], T[sub d], and T[sub e] divisions, is believed to be the product of a turbidity current. However, recent core and outcrop studies show that the complete and partial Bouma sequences also can be explained by processes other than turbidity currents, such as sandy debris flows (i.e., [open quotes]T[sub a][close quotes]) and bottom-current reworking (i.e., [open quotes]T[sub b], T[sub c] and T[sub d][close quotes]). Massive sands are interpreted routinely as high-density turbidites, but the reality is that the term [open quotes]high-density turbidity current[close quotes] commonly refers to sandy debris flow in terms of flow theology and sediment-support mechanism. Deep-water sequences in the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Offshore Gabon, Offshore Nigeria, Gulf of Mexico, and the Ouachita Mountains are generally considered to be turbidite-rich submarine fans. However, the reality is that these sequences are composed predominantly of sandy slumps and debris flows, not turbidites. Fan models are attractive to explorationists because of their predictable sheet-like geometries; however, these simplistic conceptual models are obsolete because they defy reality. Although the turbidite paradigm is alive and well for now in the minds of many sedimentologists and sequence stratigraphers, the turbidites themselves that form the foundation for fan models are becoming an endangered facies

Shanmugam, G. (Mobil Exploration Producing Technical Center, Dallas, TX (United States))

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable horizon in a peridynamic medium.  

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

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

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Subsea Application of Dispersant in Deep Oil Spills: Lessons Learned from the 2010 Deepwater  

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in the Gulf of Mexico killing eleven workers. The blowout preventer failed due to buckling of the drill pipe, resulting in the release of massive quantities of crude oil and natural gas at a depth of about 1500 m million liters of crude oil and 4.5 x 10 8 kg (~600 million scm) of natural gas were released

Frandsen, Jannette B.

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Smooth horizons and quantum ripples  

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Black Holes are unique objects which allow for meaningful theoretical studies of strong gravity and even quantum gravity effects. An infalling and a distant observer would have very different views on the structure of the world. However, a careful analysis has shown that it entails no genuine contradictions for physics, and the paradigm of observer complementarity has been coined. Recently this picture was put into doubt. In particular, it was argued that in old Black Holes a firewall must form in order to protect the basic principles of quantum mechanics. This AMPS paradox has already been discussed in a vast number of papers with different attitudes and conclusions. Here we want to argue that a possible source of confusion is neglection of quantum gravity effects. Contrary to widespread perception, it does not necessarily mean that effective field theory is inapplicable in rather smooth neighbourhoods of large Black Hole horizons. The real offender might be an attempt to consistently use it over the huge distances from the near-horizon zone of old Black Holes to the early radiation. We give simple estimates to support this viewpoint and show how the Page time and (somewhat more speculative) scrambling time do appear.

Alexey Golovnev

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Physics at Discovery's Horizon  

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uslhc.us uslhc.us Particle Physics at Discovery's Horizon September 2012 Discoveries from the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, promise to rev- olutionize our understanding of the universe. With more than 1000 participants from 49 institutions across the country, US CMS is the largest national group in the 3,600-member international CMS collaboration. Supported by the US Department of Energy's Office of Science and the National Science Foundation, the US CMS collaboration consists of more than 430 physicists, nearly 200 graduate students and more than 300 engineers, tech- nicians and computer scientists. The US CMS collaboration plays a vital role in the operation of the CMS detector and analysis of data from LHC collisions. US groups

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Optical geometry across the horizon  

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

Rickard Jonsson

2007-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizon Batteries formerly Electrosource | Open Energy Information  

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Batteries formerly Electrosource Batteries formerly Electrosource Jump to: navigation, search Name Horizon Batteries (formerly Electrosource) Place Texas Sector Vehicles Product Manufacturer of high-power, light-weight batteries for use in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, engine-starting and telecommunication stand-by power applications. References Horizon Batteries (formerly Electrosource)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Horizon Batteries (formerly Electrosource) is a company located in Texas . References ↑ "Horizon Batteries (formerly Electrosource)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Horizon_Batteries_formerly_Electrosource&oldid=346600

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Deepwater Wind Formerly Winergy LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Wind Formerly Winergy LLC Wind Formerly Winergy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Deepwater Wind (Formerly Winergy LLC) Place Shirley, New York Zip 11967 Sector Wind energy Product Has carried out a survey of feasible offshore wind sites in the US. Coordinates 40.80063°, -72.872189° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.80063,"lon":-72.872189,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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DOE Selects Projects Aimed at Reducing Drilling Risks in Ultra-Deepwater |  

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Selects Projects Aimed at Reducing Drilling Risks in Selects Projects Aimed at Reducing Drilling Risks in Ultra-Deepwater DOE Selects Projects Aimed at Reducing Drilling Risks in Ultra-Deepwater November 22, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected six new natural gas and oil research projects aimed at reducing risks and enhancing the environmental performance of drilling in ultra-deepwater settings. The projects have been selected for negotiation leading to awards totaling $9.6 million, and will add to the research portfolio for FE's Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program. Research needs addressed by the projects include the prevention of uncontrolled oil flow through new and better ways to cement well casing,

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New ultra-deepwater rig with dual rotaries will reduce costs  

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The Discoverer Enterprise, a next generation, ultra-deepwater drill ship with a dual rotary system, will decrease drilling and completion costs by reducing bottom hole assembly (BHA) and tubular preparation time. Transocean Offshore received a contract from Amoco Corp. to build the ultra-deep floating rig and is scheduled to spud its first well in July 1998. It will generally work in water deeper than 6,000 ft. The rig design involves a new approach that addresses the overall well-construction process and equipment required to decrease significantly deepwater drilling time. The Discoverer is the first ultra-deepwater rig designed specifically for handling subsea completions and extended well tests. The paper discusses increased deepwater rig demand, rig construction costs, drillship design, well construction, development drilling, and cost justification.

Cole, J.C.; Herrmann, R.P.; Scott, R.J. [Transocean Offshore Inc., Houston, TX (United States); Shaughnessy, J.M. [Amoco Corp., Houston, TX (United States)

1997-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Expanding Your Horizons scheduled for March 2  

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Expanding Your Horizons Expanding Your Horizons Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit Expanding Your Horizons scheduled for March 2 The conference offers fifth- to 12th-grade girls opportunities to participate in hands-on workshops about science, technology, engineering, math and related fields. February 1, 2013 dummy image Read our archives. Contacts Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email Up to 250 young women are expected to participate in the workshops that will include subjects such as computers and robots, veterinary medicine, cryptography and ocean science. This year the Santa Fe and Los Alamos Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conferences are combined into one, all-day session to be held on March 2 at

171

Late Cenomanian Early Turonian Reconstruction of Intermediate and Deep-Water Circulation in the Proto-Indian Ocean  

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change during the mid-Cretaceous that may have coincided with the C/T. Here we present new high-resolution data from the proto-Indian Ocean Sites to determine the evolution and timing of intermediate- and deep-water Nd isotope values. Deep-water ?...

Tilghman, David S

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Deepwater Platform Aims to Harness Offshore Wind and Wave Power  

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Deepwater Platform Aims to Harness Offshore Wind and Deepwater Platform Aims to Harness Offshore Wind and Wave Power Innovative Deepwater Platform Aims to Harness Offshore Wind and Wave Power March 28, 2011 - 5:55pm Addthis An employee installs a smart meter as part of a smart grid initiative by EPB. The project is supporting 390 jobs in the Chattanooga area. | Photo courtesy of EPB An employee installs a smart meter as part of a smart grid initiative by EPB. The project is supporting 390 jobs in the Chattanooga area. | Photo courtesy of EPB Mark Higgins Operations Supervisor, Wind & Water Power Technologies Office Principle Power, Inc, of Seattle is using $1.4 million in funding from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to develop an innovative technology with the potential to generate electricity

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EA-1792-S1: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind Turbine  

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92-S1: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind 92-S1: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Testing and Demonstration Project - Castine Harbor Test Site EA-1792-S1: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Testing and Demonstration Project - Castine Harbor Test Site SUMMARY This Supplemental EA in a evaluates the environmental impacts of the University of Maine proposal to use Congressionally directed federal funding, from DOE, to deploy, test and retrieve one 1/8-scale floating wind turbine (20kw) prototype in Castine Harbor, offshore of Castine, Maine. This test would be conducted prior to testing at the site 2 miles from Monhegan Island (evaluated under DOE EA-1792). PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES No public comment opportunities at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

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Deepwater pipelay prospects prompt study of mechanical connectors  

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A joint industry project to study mechanical connectors for pipeline construction will issue results to its participants next month. Although the study addresses mechanical connector`s use in any environment, connectors are being looked at by offshore operators as a means to minimize pipeline-installation costs, especially in deepwater. The joint industry project, dubbed Low Cost Pipeline Connection Systems, does not compare available connectors but was initiated to specify criteria that operators can use to qualify connectors for use. The project was organized and is now being managed by Hunting Oilfield Services, Aberdeen. Secondarily, the project aims for the following: to develop a clear design premise; to address relevant installation and service issues such as corrosion protection, installation methods, and repair methods, and costing models; to develop specifications and acceptance criteria for the testing of pipeline connectors, this will parallel the ISO specifications and API recommended practices for the testing of downhole connectors; to prove the adequacy of the specifications and criteria by analytical validation methods and in particular by testing programs that simulate, with adequate margins of safety, the installation and service loads on pipeline connectors; to establish and prove, as far as possible, a standardized approach to the testing of pipeline connector systems. That the study is being carried out at all indicates the growth in nonwelded approaches to pipeline construction and reflects industry`s efforts to hold down construction costs, especially for offshore. Yearly, labor costs exceed 45% of pipeline construction costs, as reported in Oil and Gas Journal`s annual Pipeline Economic Reports. This paper reviews the project goals and progress in the areas of research.

True, W.R.

1996-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

175

Revisiting Gribov's Copies Inside The Horizon  

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

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

2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretaries Chu and Salazar to Convene Meeting on Strengthening...  

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scientists and key stakeholders to discuss strengthened containment strategies for offshore deepwater blowouts When: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Where: South Interior Building...

177

Remote Camera and Trapping Survey of the Deep-water Shrimps Heterocarpus laevigatus and  

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and the Geryonid Crab Chaceon granulatus in Palau W. B. SAUNDERS and LEE C. HASTIE Introduction Deep-water bottom 2TN, Scotland, U.K. ABSTRACT-Time-lapse remote photo sequences at 73-700 m depth off Palau, Western efforts using a submers ible show much promise (Ralston et aI., 1986; Moffitt and ParrishI. In Palau

178

Variability of the Deep-Water Overflow in the Luzon Strait  

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The Luzon Strait, with its deepest sills at the Bashi Channel and Luzon Trough, is the only deep connection between the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea (SCS). To investigate the deep-water overflow through the Luzon Strait, 3.5 yr of ...

Chun Zhou; Wei Zhao; Jiwei Tian; Qingxuan Yang; Tangdong Qu

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Late Cretaceous through Paleogene Reconstruction of Pacific Deep-Water Circulation  

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A growing body of Nd isotope data derived from fish debris and Fe-Mn crusts suggests that the Pacific was characterized by deep-water mass formation in both the North and South Pacific during the Early Paleogene. However, the South Pacific source...

Schubert, Jessica

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Reservoir compartmentalization of deep-water Intra Qua Iboe sand (Pliocene), Edop field, offshore Nigeria  

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An integration of 3-D seismic and sedimentological information provides a basis for recognizing and mapping individual flow units within the Intra Qua Iboe (IQI) reservoir (Pliocene), Edop Field, offshore Nigeria. Core examination show the following depositional facies: A-Sandy slump/mass flow, B-Muddy slump/mass flow, C. Bottom current reworking. D-Non-channelized turbidity currents, E. Channelized (coalesced) turbidity currents. F-Channelized (isolated) turbidity currents, G-Pelagic/hemipelagic, H-Levee, I-Reworked slope, J-Wave dominated, and K-Tide dominated facies. With the exception of facies J and K, all these facies are of deep-water affinity. The IQI was deposited on an upper slope environment in close proximity to the shelf edge. Through time, as the shelf edge migrated scaward, deposition began with a channel dominated deep-water system (IQI 1 and 2) and progressed through a slump/debris flow dominated deep-water system (IQI 3, the principle reservoir) to a tide and wave dominated shallow-water system (IQI 4). Compositional and textural similarities between the deep-water facies result in similar log motifs. Furthermore, these depositional facies are not readily apparent as distinct seismic facies. Deep-water facies A, D, E, and F are reservoir facies, whereas facies B, C, G, H, and I are non-reservoir facies. However, Facies G is useful as a seismically mappable event throughout the study area. Mapping of these non-reservoir events provides the framework for understanding gross reservoir architecture. This study has resulted in seven defined reservoir units within the IQI, which serves as the architectural framework for ongoing reservoir characterization.

Hermance, W.E.; Olaifa, J.O. [Mobile Producing Nigeria, Lagos (Nigeria); Shanmugam, G. [Mobile Research and Development Corp., Dallas, TX (United States)] [and others

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Topology of Event Horizons and Topological Censorship  

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We prove that, under certain conditions, the topology of the event horizon of a four dimensional asymptotically flat black hole spacetime must be a 2-sphere. No stationarity assumption is made. However, in order for the theorem to apply, the horizon topology must be unchanging for long enough to admit a certain kind of cross section. We expect this condition is generically satisfied if the topology is unchanging for much longer than the light-crossing time of the black hole. More precisely, let $M$ be a four dimensional asymptotically flat spacetime satisfying the averaged null energy condition, and suppose that the domain of outer communication $\\C_K$ to the future of a cut $K$ of $\\Sm$ is globally hyperbolic. Suppose further that a Cauchy surface $\\Sigma$ for $\\C_K$ is a topological 3-manifold with compact boundary $\\partial\\S$ in $M$, and $\\S'$ is a compact submanifold of $\\bS$ with spherical boundary in $\\S$ (and possibly other boundary components in $M/\\S$). Then we prove that the homology group $H_1(\\Sigma',Z)$ must be finite. This implies that either $\\partial\\S'$ consists of a disjoint union of 2-spheres, or $\\S'$ is nonorientable and $\\partial\\S'$ contains a projective plane. Further, $\\partial\\S=\\partial\\Ip[K]\\cap\\partial\\Im[\\Sp]$, and $\\partial \\Sigma$ will be a cross section of the horizon as long as no generator of $\\partial\\Ip[K]$ becomes a generator of $\\partial\\Im[\\Sp]$. In this case, if $\\S$ is orientable, the horizon cross section must consist of a disjoint union of 2-spheres.}

Ted Jacobson; Shankar Venkataramani

1994-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

182

Electromagnetic Beams Overpass the Black Hole Horizon  

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We show that the electromagnetic excitations of the Kerr black hole have very strong back reaction on metric. In particular, the electromagnetic excitations aligned with the Kerr congruence form the light-like beams which overcome horizon, forming the holes in it, which allows matter to escape interior. So, there is no information lost inside the black hole. This effect is based exclusively on the analyticity of the algebraically special solutions.

Alexander Burinskii

2008-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Method for Calculating the Equivalent Circulating Density of Drilling Fluid in Deepwater Drilling for Oil and Gas  

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We have developed a simple and accurate method for calculating the equivalent circulating density for drilling fluid which can be used for deepwater drilling calculations. The calculation takes into account de...

Hui Zhang; Tengfei Sun; Deli Gao

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ULTRA-DEEPWATER AND FRONTIER REGIONS RESEARCH NETL Team Technical Coordinator: Kelly Rose  

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ULTRA-DEEPWATER AND FRONTIER REGIONS RESEARCH NETL Team Technical Coordinator: Kelly Rose ULTRA-DEEPWATER AND FRONTIER REGIONS RESEARCH NETL Team Technical Coordinator: Kelly Rose Name Project Role Affiliation University Project Title Enick, Robert PI Pitt Baled, Hseen Post Doc Pitt Enick, Robert PI Pitt Baled, Hseen Post Doc Pitt Liu, Xingbo PI WVU Chen, Ting Graduate Student WVU Enick, Robert PI Pitt Baled, Hseen Post Doc Pitt Xing, Dazun Post Doc Pitt Baled, Hseen Grad Student Pitt Anderson, Brian PI WVU Velaga, Srinath Grad Student WVU Equation of State Model Assessment and development Evaluate Heavy Oil Viscosity Standard Quantifying complex fluid- phase properties at high pressure/high temperature (HTHP) Experimental and numerical evaluation of key metal-based failures Plume Modeling for High- pressure Water Tunnel Facility Name Title Affiliation Rose, Kelly Geologist

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Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Ultra-deepwater and Unconventional Resources  

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Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Ultra-deepwater and Unconventional Resources Program) Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Ultra-deepwater and Unconventional Resources Program) NETL-ORD Project Information Resource Assessment | Drilling Under Extreme Conditions | Environmental Impacts Enhanced and Unconventional Oil Recovery Enhanced Oil Recovery from Fractured Media Read Detailed Project Information [PDF] Read project abstract Oil recovery from unconventional media is often difficult. However, significant hydrocarbon resources can be found in fractured reservoirs. As the supply of oil from conventional reservoirs is depleted, fractured media will provide a greater proportion of the country's oil reserves. One example of such a resource is the Bakken shale, part of the Williston Basin in North and South Dakota and Montana. It is estimated that over 100-176 billion barrels of oil are present in the Bakken shale. However, due to the low permeability of the formation and the apparent oil-wet nature of the shale, production from this formation presents considerable problems.

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Department of Energy Activities in Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill  

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Activities in Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill Activities in Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill At the request of the President, Secretary Chu and Secretary Salazar traveled to Houston and participated in meetings today with DOE and national lab staff, industry officials and other engineers and scientists involved in finding solutions to cap the flow of oil and contain the spill. Secretary Chu assembled a group of top scientific experts from inside and outside of government to join in today's discussions in Houston about possible solutions. This team includes: * Dr. Tom Hunter, Director of the Department of Energy's Sandia National Labs * Dr. George A. Cooper, an expert in materials science and retired professor from UC Berkeley * Richard Lawrence Garwin, a physicist and IBM Fellow Emeritus

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Aeolian Delivery of Organic Matter to a Middle Permian Deepwater Ramp  

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-Chairs of Committee, Bruce Herbert Mike Tice Committee Member, Thomas McDonald Head of Department, Andreas Kronenberg May 2011 Major Subject: Geology iii ABSTRACT Aeolian Delivery of Organic Matter to a Middle Permian Deepwater Ramp. (May 2011..., Semra Artan, and my father, Mehmet Ali Artan vi ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my co-advisors, Dr. Bruce Herbert and Dr. Mike Tice, for their time, guidance and advice throughout the course of this research. I...

Artan, Sinem

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

188

Intermediate- to Deep-Water Circulation Changes on Short and Long Time Scales  

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circulation in abrupt climate fluctuations. The other two studies investigated deep-water circulation during the Late Cretaceous (~70 ? 100 Ma) greenhouse interval, to determine if deep waters formed in the southern Indian or Atlantic basins. The above... on the late Pleistocene California margin as well as seven Deep Sea Drilling Project and Ocean Drilling Program Cretaceous aged sites; four in the South Atlantic Ocean, and three in the Indian Ocean. The new Pleistocene data rule out changes in the source...

Murphy, Daniel Patrick

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Crude Injustice in the Gulf: Why Categorical Exclusions for Deepwater Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico are Inconsistent with U.S. International Ocean Law and Policy  

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impacts. The increasing demand for oil continues to pushthe Gulf ecosystem. Increas- ing demand for oil coupled withtorium on Deepwater Oil Drilling, Demands Environmental

Hull, Eric V.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Quantum Horizons of the Standard Model Landscape  

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The long-distance effective field theory of our Universe--the Standard Model coupled to gravity--has a unique 4D vacuum, but we show that it also has a landscape of lower-dimensional vacua, with the potential for moduli arising from vacuum and Casimir energies. For minimal Majorana neutrino masses, we find a near-continuous infinity of AdS3xS1 vacua, with circumference ~20 microns and AdS3 length 4x10^25 m. By AdS/CFT, there is a CFT2 of central charge c~10^90 which contains the Standard Model (and beyond) coupled to quantum gravity in this vacuum. Physics in these vacua is the same as in ours for energies between 10^-1 eV and 10^48 GeV, so this CFT2 also describes all the physics of our vacuum in this energy range. We show that it is possible to realize quantum-stabilized AdS vacua as near-horizon regions of new kinds of quantum extremal black objects in the higher-dimensional space--near critical black strings in 4D, near-critical black holes in 3D. The violation of the null-energy condition by the Casimir energy is crucial for these horizons to exist, as has already been realized for analogous non-extremal 3D black holes by Emparan, Fabbri and Kaloper. The new extremal 3D black holes are particularly interesting--they are (meta)stable with an entropy independent of hbar and G_N, so a microscopic counting of the entropy may be possible in the G_N->0 limit. Our results suggest that it should be possible to realize the larger landscape of AdS vacua in string theory as near-horizon geometries of new extremal black brane solutions.

Nima Arkani-Hamed; Sergei Dubovsky; Alberto Nicolis; Giovanni Villadoro

2007-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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

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

Bharadwaj, Nitin; Widener, Kevin

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

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

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

194

Blow-Up of Test Fields Near Cauchy Horizons  

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The behaviour of test fields near a compact Cauchy horizon is investigated. It is shown that solutions of nonlinear wave equations on Taub spacetime with generic initial data cannot be continued smoothly to both extensions of the spacetime through the Cauchy horizon. This is proved using an energy method. Similar results are obtained for the spacetimes of Moncrief containing a compact Cauchy horizon and for more general matter models.

J. Rauch; A. D. Rendall

1993-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

195

Black Hole Initial Data with a Horizon of Prescribed Geometry  

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

Brian Smith

2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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New Science on the Horizon as Upgraded Particle Accelerator Meets...  

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New Science on the Horizon as Upgraded Particle Accelerator Meets Commissioning Milestones Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP...

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155The Great Gulf Oil Catastrophe of 2010 NASA's Terra satellite flew over the Deepwater Horizon rig's oil spill in the Gulf  

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rig's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, May 1 and captured the above natural-color image of Mexico. NOAA's estimated release rate of oil spilling into the Gulf is 200,000 gallons per day since/meter 2 ? B) kg/meter 2 ? Problem 4 ­ The density of crude oil is about D=850 kg/m 3 . From your estimate

198

Finite-Horizon Optimal Transmission Policies for Energy Harvesting Sensors  

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

Jagannathan, Krishna

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New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems |  

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New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems January 30, 2008 - 6:47pm Addthis Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft during its planned encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon. The craft's miniature cameras, radio science experiment, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers and space plasma experiments are run by the Department of Energy's Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG). | Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI) Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft during its planned encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon. The craft's miniature cameras, radio science experiment, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers and space

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New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems |  

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New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems January 30, 2008 - 6:47pm Addthis Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft during its planned encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon. The craft's miniature cameras, radio science experiment, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers and space plasma experiments are run by the Department of Energy's Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG). | Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI) Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft during its planned encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon. The craft's miniature cameras, radio science experiment, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers and space

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201

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

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

Yu-Huei Wu

2007-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

203

Area theorem and smoothness of compact Cauchy horizons  

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We obtain an improved version of the area theorem for not necessarily differentiable horizons which, in conjunction with a recent result on the completeness of generators, allows us to prove that under the null energy condition every compactly generated Cauchy horizon is smooth and compact. We explore the consequences of this result for time machines, topology change, black holes and cosmic censorship. For instance, it is shown that compact Cauchy horizons cannot form in a non-empty spacetime which satisfies the stable dominant energy condition wherever there is some source content.

E. Minguzzi

2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

204

Area theorem and smoothness of compact Cauchy horizons  

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We obtain an improved version of the area theorem for not necessarily differentiable horizons which, in conjunction with a recent result on the completeness of generators, allows us to prove that under the null energy condition every compactly generated Cauchy horizon is smooth and compact. We explore the consequences of this result for time machines, topology change, black holes and cosmic censorship. For instance, it is shown that compact Cauchy horizons cannot form in a non-empty spacetime which satisfies the stable dominant energy condition wherever there is some source content.

Minguzzi, E

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Horizon Horizontal Platform | Open Energy Information  

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Horizontal Platform Horizontal Platform < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Horizon Horizontal Platform.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Elgen Wave Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber - Floating Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description Horizon is an array of specialized point absorbers contained in an ultra stable floating platform The unique design of the platform causes it to be entirely unaffected by waves and swells allowing it to remain almost perfectly motionless Horizon converts energy on both the up and down strokes of the floats This oscillating bi directional motion is converted to a rotating mono directional motion by horizon s unique linear drive converters The output drive shaft is connected to a generator which in turn is connected to a transmission line laid on the ocean floor running to the utility grid on land

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Green functions and Euclidean fields near the bifurcate Killing horizon  

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

Z. Haba

2007-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

207

Effect of time horizon on incremental cost-effectiveness ratios  

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

Sondhi, Manu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A note on electrical and thermodynamic properties of Isolated Horizon  

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

Gerui Chen; Xiaoning Wu; Sijie Gao

2014-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A note on electrical and thermodynamic properties of Isolated Horizon  

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

Chen, Gerui; Gao, Sijie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

General first law and thermodynamics of horizon/matter systems  

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The first law of thermodynamics is derived for bounded, static, spherically symmetric spacetimes which include a matter distribution and either a black-hole or cosmological horizon. Heat capacities associated with horizon/matter systems are calculated. It is found that if the surface area of the boundary is held fixed, the heat capacity of a system including a black hole can always be made positive by including a matter distribution of sufficient density. The heat capacity associated with a system including a cosmological horizon and a matter distribution may be positive or negative depending on the matter configuration, but must always be negative in the limit that the boundary approaches the horizon. A discussion is given of the case in which the cosmological constant is allowed to vary. It is found that the Hawking-Coleman mechanisms for explaining the low value of the cosmological constant are not well defined.

G. Hayward

1991-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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On the conversion of rest energy in horizon energy  

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It is shown that the Verlinde formula for the entropy variation of a holographic screen is a consequence of the conversion of the particle energy in horizon energy. The special role played by the particular displacement $\\Delta x = c^{2}/a$ is emphasized, $a$ being the particle acceleration. Using the Heisenberg Principle we show that the energy on the causal horizon (viewed as a holographic screen) of an inertial observer is proportional to its radius, as for a black hole.

Hristu Culetu

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Nearly extremal apparent horizons in simulations of merging black holes  

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The spin angular momentum $S$ of an isolated Kerr black hole is bounded by the surface area $A$ of its apparent horizon: $8\\pi S \\le A$, with equality for extremal black holes. In this paper, we explore the extremality of individual and common apparent horizons for merging, rapidly spinning binary black holes. We consider simulations of merging black holes with equal masses $M$ and initial spin angular momenta aligned with the orbital angular momentum, including new simulations with spin magnitudes up to $S/M^2 = 0.994$. We measure the area and (using approximate Killing vectors) the spin on the individual and common apparent horizons, finding that the inequality $8\\pi S extremality by computing the smallest value that Booth and Fairhurst's extremality parameter can take for any scaling. Using this lower bound, we conclude that the common horizons are at least moderately close to extremal just after they appear. Finally, following Lovelace et al. (2008), we construct quasiequilibrium binary-black-hole initial data with "overspun" marginally trapped surfaces with $8\\pi S > A$ and for which our lower bound on their Booth-Fairhurst extremality exceeds unity. These superextremal surfaces are always surrounded by marginally outer trapped surfaces (i.e., by apparent horizons) with $8\\pi Sextremality lower bound on the enclosing apparent horizon is always less than unity but can exceed the value for an extremal Kerr black hole. (Abstract abbreviated.)

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

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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ALSNews Vol. 315  

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5 Print 5 Print The Surprising Appearance of Nanotubular Fullerene D5h(1)-C90 The previously undetected fullerene D5h(1)-C90--with a distinct nanotubular shape--has been isolated and structurally identified by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The discovery of nanotubular D5h(1)-C90, which is a fullerene with 90 carbon atoms and D5h symmetry, opens a bridge between molecular fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Read more... Contact: Marilyn Olmstead Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Assessing the environmental and public health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is difficult owing to the extreme depth of the blowout and the large volumes of oil released. To study the effects of the spill, researchers collected deep-water samples from across the Gulf of Mexico and analyzed their physical, chemical, and microbiological properties using a variety of techniques. Read more...

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5 Print 5 Print The Surprising Appearance of Nanotubular Fullerene D5h(1)-C90 The previously undetected fullerene D5h(1)-C90--with a distinct nanotubular shape--has been isolated and structurally identified by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The discovery of nanotubular D5h(1)-C90, which is a fullerene with 90 carbon atoms and D5h symmetry, opens a bridge between molecular fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Read more... Contact: Marilyn Olmstead Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Assessing the environmental and public health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is difficult owing to the extreme depth of the blowout and the large volumes of oil released. To study the effects of the spill, researchers collected deep-water samples from across the Gulf of Mexico and analyzed their physical, chemical, and microbiological properties using a variety of techniques. Read more...

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ALSNews Vol. 315  

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5 Print 5 Print The Surprising Appearance of Nanotubular Fullerene D5h(1)-C90 The previously undetected fullerene D5h(1)-C90--with a distinct nanotubular shape--has been isolated and structurally identified by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The discovery of nanotubular D5h(1)-C90, which is a fullerene with 90 carbon atoms and D5h symmetry, opens a bridge between molecular fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Read more... Contact: Marilyn Olmstead Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Assessing the environmental and public health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is difficult owing to the extreme depth of the blowout and the large volumes of oil released. To study the effects of the spill, researchers collected deep-water samples from across the Gulf of Mexico and analyzed their physical, chemical, and microbiological properties using a variety of techniques. Read more...

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ALSNews Vol. 315  

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5 Print 5 Print The Surprising Appearance of Nanotubular Fullerene D5h(1)-C90 The previously undetected fullerene D5h(1)-C90--with a distinct nanotubular shape--has been isolated and structurally identified by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The discovery of nanotubular D5h(1)-C90, which is a fullerene with 90 carbon atoms and D5h symmetry, opens a bridge between molecular fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Read more... Contact: Marilyn Olmstead Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Assessing the environmental and public health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is difficult owing to the extreme depth of the blowout and the large volumes of oil released. To study the effects of the spill, researchers collected deep-water samples from across the Gulf of Mexico and analyzed their physical, chemical, and microbiological properties using a variety of techniques. Read more...

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5 Print 5 Print The Surprising Appearance of Nanotubular Fullerene D5h(1)-C90 The previously undetected fullerene D5h(1)-C90--with a distinct nanotubular shape--has been isolated and structurally identified by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The discovery of nanotubular D5h(1)-C90, which is a fullerene with 90 carbon atoms and D5h symmetry, opens a bridge between molecular fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Read more... Contact: Marilyn Olmstead Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Assessing the environmental and public health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is difficult owing to the extreme depth of the blowout and the large volumes of oil released. To study the effects of the spill, researchers collected deep-water samples from across the Gulf of Mexico and analyzed their physical, chemical, and microbiological properties using a variety of techniques. Read more...

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ALSNews Vol. 315  

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5 Print 5 Print The Surprising Appearance of Nanotubular Fullerene D5h(1)-C90 The previously undetected fullerene D5h(1)-C90--with a distinct nanotubular shape--has been isolated and structurally identified by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The discovery of nanotubular D5h(1)-C90, which is a fullerene with 90 carbon atoms and D5h symmetry, opens a bridge between molecular fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Read more... Contact: Marilyn Olmstead Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Assessing the environmental and public health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is difficult owing to the extreme depth of the blowout and the large volumes of oil released. To study the effects of the spill, researchers collected deep-water samples from across the Gulf of Mexico and analyzed their physical, chemical, and microbiological properties using a variety of techniques. Read more...

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RPSEA Phase 2 Final Report: MSDC Electrical System for Deepwater Subsea Process  

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RPSEA RPSEA Phase 2 Final Report: MSDC Electrical System for Deepwater Subsea Process 08121.2901.01.FINAL Deep Water Electrical Power Distribution System and Power Components 08121-2901-01 November 19, 2013 Rixin Lai Senior Electrical Engineer General Electric Global Research One Research Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309 LEGAL NOTICE This report was prepared by General Electric Global Research as an account of work sponsored by the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, RPSEA. Neither RPSEA members of RPSEA, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, nor any person acting on behalf of any of the entities: MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WITH RESPECT TO ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF THE INFORMATION

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Deepwater royalty relief product of 3 1/2 year U.S. political effort  

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Against the backdrop of more than 20 years of increasingly stringent environmental regulation, ever-expanding exploration and development moratoria on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), and reductions in producer tax incentives, oil and natural gas exploration companies active in deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico recently won a significant legislative victory. On Nov. 28, 1995, President Clinton signed into law S.395, the Alaska Power Administration Sale Act. Title 3 of S.395 embodies the Outer Continental Shelf Deep Water Royalty Relief Act. This landmark legislation provides substantial incentives for oil and natural gas production in the gulf of Mexico by temporarily eliminating royalties on certain deepwater leases. It is the first direct incentive for oil and gas production enacted at the federal level in many years. This paper reviews the elements used to arrive at this successful legislation including the congressional leadership. It describes debates, cabinet level discussions, and use of parlimentary procedures.

Davis, R.E. [Stuntz and Davis, Washington, DC (United States); Neff, S. [Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Washington, DC (United States)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unmanned deepwater-line repair system passes full-scale trials  

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The first ever full-scale tests of an unmanned, deepwater-pipeline repair system were successfully conducted last year off the coast of Italy. The Italian gas-transmission company SNAM tested a submersible automatic system (SAS) sealine repair system at a depth of 600 m. The modular SAS allows sealines to be repaired by installation of the Nuovo Pignone mechanical connector. The system's trials simulated complete repair intervention on the 20-in. Trans mediterranean pipeline and provided unprecedented experience to SNAM and to the other involved in this project. The paper discusses the origin of the idea for the SAS, the design of the system, construction and testing, the first sea trials, final deep sea trials, and future developments.

Venzi, S.; Vienna, A. (SNAM SpA, Milan (Italy))

1993-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizon entropy and higher curvature equations of state  

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The Clausius relation between entropy change and heat flux has previously been used to derive Einstein's field equations as an equation of state. In that derivation the entropy is proportional to the area of a local causal horizon, and the heat is the energy flux across the horizon, defined relative to an approximate boost Killing vector. We examine here whether a similar derivation can be given for extensions beyond Einstein gravity to include higher derivative and higher curvature terms. We review previous proposals which, in our opinion, are problematic or incomplete. Refining one of these, we assume that the horizon entropy depends on an approximate local Killing vector in a way that mimics the diffeomorphism Noether charge that yields the entropy of a stationary black hole. We show how this can be made to work if various restrictions are imposed on the nature of the horizon slices and the approximate Killing vector. Also, an integrability condition on the assumed horizon entropy density must hold. This can yield field equations of a Lagrangian constructed algebraically from the metric and Riemann tensor, but appears unlikely to allow for derivatives of curvature in the Lagrangian.

Raf Guedens; Ted Jacobson; Sudipta Sarkar

2012-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical horizon entropy and equilibrium thermodynamics of generalized gravity theories  

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We study the relation between the thermodynamics and field equations of generalized gravity theories on the dynamical trapping horizon with sphere symmetry. We assume the entropy of a dynamical horizon as the Noether charge associated with the Kodama vector and point out that it satisfies the second law when a Gibbs equation holds. We generalize two kinds of Gibbs equations to Gauss-Bonnet gravity on any trapping horizon. Based on the quasilocal gravitational energy found recently for f(R) gravity and scalar-tensor gravity in some special cases, we also build up the Gibbs equations, where the nonequilibrium entropy production, which is usually invoked to balance the energy conservation, is just absorbed into the modified Wald entropy in the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker spacetime with slowly varying horizon. Moreover, the equilibrium thermodynamic identity remains valid for f(R) gravity in a static spacetime. Our work provides an alternative treatment to reinterpret the nonequilibrium correction and supports the idea that the horizon thermodynamics is universal for generalized gravity theories.

Wu Shaofeng; Ge Xianhui; Yang Guohong [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai, 200444 (China); Shanghai Key Lab of Astrophysics, Shanghai, 200234 (China); Zhang Pengming [Center of Theoretical Nuclear Physics, National Laboratory of Heavy Ion Accelerator, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou, 730000 (China)

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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EaglePicher Horizon Batteries LLC | Open Energy Information  

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EaglePicher Horizon Batteries LLC EaglePicher Horizon Batteries LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name EaglePicher Horizon Batteries, LLC Place Dearborn, Michigan Zip MI 48126 Product Joint Venture developing, manufacturing and distributing a breakthrough, high performance sealed lead-acid battery. Coordinates 39.520064°, -94.770486° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.520064,"lon":-94.770486,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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RTG-History, the Curiosity, and New Horizons  

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RTG -- History, the Curiosity, and New Horizons RTG -- History, the Curiosity, and New Horizons Curiosity · New Horizons · Voyager · Resources with Additional Information DOE's RTG is doing it again. The Department's Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) is providing continuous power to the Mars rover Curiosity. The Multi-Mission RTG was constructed, assembled and tested by the Department and the Idaho, Oak Ridge, Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.* Los Alamos was also involved in designing and building the ChemCam, which recently set it sights on the first Martian target, and zapped its first Martian rock. Twelve Months in Two Minutes: Curiosity's First Year on Mars (video) - *Edited excerpt from Nuclear Systems Powering a Mission to Mars RTG Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG)

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Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx  

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Transmission Infrastructure Program Transmission Infrastructure Program Western Area Power Administration P.O. Box 281213 Lakewood, CO 80228-8213 Via email: txprogram@wapa.gov April 3, 2009 Re: Notice of Proposed Program and Request for Public Comments regarding the implementation of section 402 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 74 Fed. Reg. 9391-9393 (Mar. 4, 2009). Dear Sir or Madam: On behalf of Horizon Wind Energy LLC ("Horizon"), I am pleased to submit comments on Western Area Power Administration ('Western')'s proposed implementation of section 402 of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. Horizon develops, constructs, owns and operates wind farms throughout North America. Based

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Los Alamos National Laboratory cosponsors 30th Expanding Your Horizons  

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Expanding your horizons conference Expanding your horizons conference Los Alamos National Laboratory cosponsors 30th Expanding Your Horizons conference The young women will participate in hands-on activities related to fields, such as astronomy, aerospace, chemistry, and earth science. March 16, 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

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Horizon Wind Energy formerly Zilkha Renewable Energy | Open Energy  

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Horizon Wind Energy formerly Zilkha Renewable Energy Horizon Wind Energy formerly Zilkha Renewable Energy Jump to: navigation, search Name Horizon Wind Energy (formerly Zilkha Renewable Energy) Place Houston, Texas Zip 77002 Sector Wind energy Product Windfarm project developer involved from site sourcing to construction and commissioning of wind farms. Coordinates 29.76045°, -95.369784° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":29.76045,"lon":-95.369784,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Recovering information of tunneling spectrum from Weakly Isolated Horizon  

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In this paper we investigate the properties of tunneling spectrum from weakly isolated horizon(WIH). We find that there are correlations among Hawking radiations from weakly isolated horizon, the information can be carried out in terms of correlations between sequential emissions, and the radiation is an entropy conservation process. We generalize Refs.[11-13]' results to a more general spacetime. Through revisiting the calculation of tunneling spectrum of weakly isolated horizon, we find that Ref.[12]'s requirement that radiating particles have the same angular momenta of unit mass as that of black hole is not needed, and the energy and angular momenta of emitting particles are very arbitrary which should be restricted only by keeping the cosmic censorship of black hole.

Ge-Rui Chen; Yong-Chang Huang

2014-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Horizons Inc - OH 05  

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Horizons Inc - OH 05 Horizons Inc - OH 05 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: HORIZONS, INC. (OH.05 ) Eliminated from consideration under FUSRAP Designated Name: Not Designated Alternate Name: Clecon, Inc. Lamotite, Inc. OH.05-1 OH.05-1 Location: 2909 East 79th Street , Cleveland , Ohio OH.05-2 OH.05-3 Evaluation Year: 1985 OH.05-1 Site Operations: Conducted research development work on a process for preparation of zirconium by fused salt electrolysis; and conducted work on production of thorium metal by fused salt electrolysis. OH.05-4 OH.05-5 Site Disposition: Eliminated - No Authority OH.05-1 Radioactive Materials Handled: Yes Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Thorium OH.05-4 Radiological Survey(s): Yes OH.05-3 Site Status: Eliminated from consideration under FUSRAP

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HorizonsInnovation at Glasgow Issue 9 Autumn 2011  

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source to replace fossil fuels. #12;Welcome to the latest issue of Horizons, showcasing our research are all aware of the necessity to develop a viable alternative energy source to replace fossil fuels) ·Investing in the health and wellbeing of future generations (Issue 8) ·Using maths to increase opportunities

Guo, Zaoyang

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Regularized and Adaptive Nonlinear Moving Horizon Estimation of Bottomhole  

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Pressure Drilling; Moving Horizon Estimation; Regularization. 1. INTRODUCTION Oil well drilling-to-atmosphere approach of conventional oil drilling attempts to meet inequality (1) by adjusting only the pump speed dynamics. For a more comprehensive intro- duction to oil well drilling, please refer to Devereux (1999

Johansen, Tor Arne

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FOAM: Expanding the Horizons of Climate Michael Tobis  

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on a project that expands the applicability of dynamic climate modeling to very long time scales. The FastFOAM: Expanding the Horizons of Climate Modeling Michael Tobis Mathematics and Computer Science passing, scientific supercomputing, climate, meteorology, oceanography, hydrology #12;Introduction Climate

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HorizonsInnovation at Glasgow Issue 7 Autumn 2010  

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to improve solar cell efficiency and drive down the cost of photovoltaic technology (page 6), applying A comprehensive database of medieval Scots Blazing a trail 06 Improving the efficiency of solar cell technologyHorizonsInnovation at Glasgow Issue 7 Autumn 2010 Blazing a trail towards solar cell success 06

Guo, Zaoyang

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Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world  

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Research and the Bioeconomy 3. Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy 4. Smart, Green and Integrated Transport and reflective societies is a prerequisite for a sustainable European integration 10 Crisi Integrazione+ Horizon 2020 ­ Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world ­ Inclusive, Innovative

Schettini, Raimondo

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SC-RISE LECTURE SERIES BRIGHT HORIZONS IN SOLAR ENERGY  

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are being developed including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, ocean thermal energy conversion, solar the role energy storage can play. Many complex environmental factors must also be fully addressed earlySC-RISE LECTURE SERIES BRIGHT HORIZONS IN SOLAR ENERGY Sustainable Energy Opportunities, Options

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A moving horizon solution to the gas pipeline optimization problem  

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A moving horizon solution to the gas pipeline optimization problem EWO MEETING, Fall 2010 Ajit Gopalakrishnan Advisor: L. T. Biegler #12;Background: Gas pipeline optimization 2 Gas pipeline networks optimization Load forecast Weather, load history Controller #12;Pipeline modeling [Baumrucker & Biegler, 09

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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Using atmospheric fallout to date organic horizon layers and quantify metal dynamics during decomposition  

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- tribution of geochemical tracers from weapons fallout, air pollution, and a direct 207 Pb application at one by the recent suggestion that metals are mined from deeper horizons and brought into the O horizon via

Heimsath, Arjun M.

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U.S. Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon | Department of...  

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Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon U.S. Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon January 29, 2015 - 2:35pm Addthis Solar demand in the U.S. is growing, and U.S. solar...

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A Receding Horizon Control Algorithm for Adaptive Management of Soil Moisture and Chemical Levels during Irrigation  

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2. Irrigation Scheduling by Receding Horizon Control ModelFeedback control for real-time irrigation scheduling has

Park, Yeonjeong; Shamma, Jeff; Harmon, Thomas C

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The New Horizons Pluto Kuiper belt Mission: An Overview with Historical Context  

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is powered by a Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG). The top level goals of the New Horizons science

Stern, S. Alan

242

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

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

Subenoy Chakraborty

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Emergence of coherent wave groups in deep-water random sea  

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Extreme surface waves in a deep-water long-crested sea are often interpreted as a manifestation in the real world of the so-called breathing solitons of the focusing nonlinear Schrdinger equation. While the spontaneous emergence of such coherent structures from nonlinear wave dynamics was demonstrated to take place in fiber-optics systems, the same point remains far more controversial in the hydrodynamic case. With the aim to shed further light on this matter, the emergence of breatherlike coherent wave groups in a long-crested random sea is investigated here by means of high-resolution spectral simulations of the fully nonlinear two-dimensional Euler equations. The primary focus of our study is to parametrize the structure of random wave fields with respect to the Benjamin-Feir index, which is a nondimensional measure of the energy localization in Fourier space. This choice is motivated by previous results, showing that extreme-wave activity in a long-crested sea is highly sensitive to such a parameter, which is varied here by changing both the characteristic spectral bandwidth and the average wave steepness. It is found that coherent wave groups, closely matching realizations of Kuznetsov-Ma breathers in Euler dynamics, develop within wave fields characterized by sufficiently narrow-banded spectra. The characteristic spatial and temporal scales of wave group dynamics, and the corresponding occurrence of extreme events, are quantified and discussed by means of space-time autocorrelations of the surface elevation envelope and extreme-event statistics.

C. Viotti; D. Dutykh; J. M. Dudley; F. Dias

2013-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Advection-Dominated Accretion and the Black Hole Event Horizon  

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As the luminosity of an accreting black hole drops to a few percent of Eddington, the spectrum switches from the familiar soft state to a hard state that is well-described by a distended and tenuous advection-dominated accretion flow (ADAF). An ADAF is a poor radiator, and the ion temperature can approach 10^{12} K near the center, although the electrons are cooler, with their temperature typically capped at ~10^{9-11} K. The foundational papers predicted that the large thermal energy in an ADAF would drive strong winds and jets, as later observed and also confirmed in computer simulations. Of chief interest, however, is the accreting gas that races inward. It carries the bulk of the accretion energy as stored thermal energy, which vanishes without a trace as the gas passes through the hole's event horizon. One thus expects black holes in the ADAF regime to be unusually faint. Indeed, this is confirmed by a comparison of accreting stellar-mass black holes and neutron stars, which reside in very similar transient X-ray binary systems. The black holes are on average observed to be fainter by a factor of ~100-1000. The natural explanation is that a neutron star must radiate the advected thermal energy from its surface, whereas a black hole can hide the energy behind its event horizon. The case for an event horizon in Sagittarius A*, which is immune to caveats on jet outflows and is furthermore independent of the ADAF model, is especially compelling. These two lines of evidence for event horizons are impervious to counterarguments that invoke strong gravity or exotic stars.

Ramesh Narayan; Jeffrey E. McClintock

2008-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic horizons of ultra-high energy cosmic rays  

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The propagation of ultra-high energy cosmic rays in extragalactic magnetic fields can be diffusive, depending on the strength and properties of the fields. In some cases the propagation time of the particles can be comparable to the age of the universe, causing a suppression in the flux measured on Earth. In this work we use magnetic field distributions from cosmological simulations to assess the existence of a magnetic horizon at energies around 10$^{18}$ eV.

Batista, Rafael Alves

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Gauss-Bonnet black holes with nonconstant curvature horizons  

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We investigate static and dynamical n({>=}6)-dimensional black holes in Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity of which horizons have the isometries of an (n-2)-dimensional Einstein space with a condition on its Weyl tensor originally given by Dotti and Gleiser. Defining a generalized Misner-Sharp quasilocal mass that satisfies the unified first law, we show that most of the properties of the quasilocal mass and the trapping horizon are shared with the case with horizons of constant curvature. It is shown that the Dotti-Gleiser solution is the unique vacuum solution if the warp factor on the (n-2)-dimensional Einstein space is nonconstant. The quasilocal mass becomes constant for the Dotti-Gleiser black hole and satisfies the first law of the black-hole thermodynamics with its Wald entropy. In the non-negative curvature case with positive Gauss-Bonnet constant and zero cosmological constant, it is shown that the Dotti-Gleiser black hole is thermodynamically unstable. Even if it becomes locally stable for the nonzero cosmological constant, it cannot be globally stable for the positive cosmological constant.

Maeda, Hideki [Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS), Casilla 1469, Valdivia (Chile)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

247

Time machines with the compactly determined Cauchy horizon  

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The building of a time machine, if possible at all, requires the relevant regions of spacetime to be compact (that is, physically speaking, free from sources of unpredictability such as infinities and singularities). Motivated by this argument we consider the spacetimes with the compactly determined Cauchy horizons (CDCHs), the defining property of which is the compactness of $\\overline{J^-(\\EuScript U)}\\cap J^+(\\EuScript S_0)$, where $\\EuScript U$ is an open subset of the Cauchy horizon and $\\EuScript S_0$ is a Cauchy surface of the initial globally hyperbolic region $\\ingh$. The following two facts are established: 1) $\\ingh$ has no globally hyperbolic maximal extension. This means that by shaping appropriately a precompact portion of a globally hyperbolic region one can \\emph{force} the Universe to produce either a closed causal curve, or a quasiregular singularity, whichever it abhors less; 2) Before a CDCH is formed a null geodesic appears which infinitely approaches the horizon returning again and again in the same --- arbitrarily small --- region. The energy of the photon moving on such a geodesic increases with each passage, or at least falls insufficiently fast. As a result, an observer located in the mentioned region would see a bunch of photons passing through his laboratory with the arbitrarily large total energy. We speculate that this phenomenon may have observable consequences.

S. Krasnikov

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Black Holes as Conformal Field Theories on Horizons  

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We show that any nonextreme black hole can be described by a state with $L_0=E_R$ in a $D=2$ chiral conformal field theory with central charge $c=12E_R$ where $E_R$ is the dimensionless Rindler energy of the black hole. The theory lives in the very near horizon region, i.e. around the origin of Rindler space. Black hole hair is the momentum along the Euclidean dimensionless Rindler time direction. As evidence, we show that $D$--dimensional Schwarzschild black holes and $D=2$ dilatonic ones that are obtained from them by spherical reduction are described by the same conformal field theory states.

Halyo, Edi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forts du succs de l'expdition DeepWater mene le long du Gulf Stream auprintemps2013,l'UniversitdeGenve(UNIGE)etPlanetSolarlancent  

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Forts du succès de l'expédition DeepWater menée le long du Gulf Stream auprintemps2013,l rive nord de la baie de Kiladha (Golfe de Nauplie), a été occupée pendant près de 35 000 ans, du

Halazonetis, Thanos

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UK Oil and Gas Collaborative Doctoral Training Centre (2014 start) Project Title: Environmental assessment of deep-water sponge fields in relation to oil and gas  

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UK Oil and Gas Collaborative Doctoral Training Centre (2014 start) Project Title: Environmental assessment of deep-water sponge fields in relation to oil and gas activity: a west of Shetland case study industry and government identified sponge grounds in areas of interest to the oil and gas sector

Henderson, Gideon

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UK Oil and Gas Collaborative Doctoral Training Centre (2014 start) Project Title: Evaluating the resilience of deepwater systems to recover from oil spills  

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UK Oil and Gas Collaborative Doctoral Training Centre (2014 start) Project Title: Evaluating the resilience of deepwater systems to recover from oil spills Host institution: Heriot-Watt University Gatliff (BGS), Jeffrey Polton (NOC), Alejandro Gallego and Eileen Bresnan (MSS). Project description: Oil

Henderson, Gideon

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Radiation of the Inner Horizon of the Reissner-Nordstrm Black Hole  

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Despite of over thirty years of research of the black hole thermodynamics our understanding of the possible role played by the inner horizons of Reissner-Nordstr\\"om and Kerr-Newman black holes in black hole thermodynamics is still somewhat incomplete: There are derivations which imply that the temperature of the inner horizon is negative and it is not quite clear what this means. Motivated by this problem we perform a detailed analysis of the radiation emitted by the inner horizon of the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om black hole. As a result we find that in a maximally extended Reissner-Nordstr\\"om spacetime virtual particle-antiparticle pairs are created at the inner horizon of the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om black hole such that real particles with positive energy and temperature are emitted towards the singularity from the inner horizon and, as a consequence, antiparticles with negative energy are radiated away from the singularity through the inner horizon. We show that these antiparticles will come out from the white hole horizon in the maximally extended Reissner-Nordstr\\"om spacetime, at least when the hole is near extremality. The energy spectrum of the antiparticles leads to a positive temperature for the white hole horizon. In other words, our analysis predicts that in addition to the radiation effects of black hole horizons, also the white hole horizon radiates. The black hole radiation is caused by the quantum effects at the outer horizon, whereas the white hole radiation is caused by the quantum effects at the inner horizon of the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om black hole.

A. Peltola; J. Makela

2005-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of dark energy on the power-law entropy corrected apparent horizon  

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We investigate the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) universe (containing dark energy) as a non-equilibrium (irreversible) thermodynamical system by considering the power-law correction to the horizon entropy. By taking power-law entropy area law which appear in dealing with the entanglement of quantum fields in and out the horizon, we determine the power-law entropy corrected apparent horizon of the FRW universe.

M. Umar Farooq; Mubasher Jamil

2011-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Brian Smith

2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Possible extensions of the 4D Schwarzschild horizon in the 5D brane world  

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We show that, in the absence of matter in the bulk, the Einstein equations and the Gauss-normal form of the metric place stringent restrictions on the form of the event horizon in a brane world. As a consequence, the off-brane extension of the standard four-dimensional (4D) Schwarzschild horizon in the Randall-Sundrum AdS5 spacetime, as it is viewed from the brane can only be of a tubular shape, instead of a pancake shape. When it is viewed from the AdS5 horizon, such a tubular horizon is absent.

Ioannis Giannakis and Hai-cang Ren

2001-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

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11 Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics New Horizons for Rural Reform in China: Resources Population Rice Fruit #12;12 Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics dominate domestic production

Kammen, Daniel M.

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ORISE: Incident Management Training Put to Test in Gulf  

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Deepwater Horizon disaster On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people and touched off a massive offshore oil...

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Orientation The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) was  

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· Served on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, 2010

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The 3-Sphere and the Bicycling Black Rings Event Horizon The 3-Sphere and the Bicycling  

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The 3-Sphere and the Bicycling Black Rings Event Horizon #12;#12;The 3-Sphere and the Bicycling that "the bicycling black rings" are a admissible solution to the event horizon of black holes in 4 is to develop a method of visualising the bicycling black rings and other four-dimensional objects. In the end

Bengtsson, Ingemar

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Thermodynamics of Evolving Lorentzian Wormhole at Apparent and Event Horizons  

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

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

2012-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Dark Energy in Light of the Cosmic Horizon  

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Based on dramatic observations of the CMB with WMAP and of Type Ia supernovae with the Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based facilities, it is now generally believed that the Universe's expansion is accelerating. Within the context of standard cosmology, the Universe must therefore contain a third `dark' component of energy, beyond matter and radiation. However, the current data are still deemed insufficient to distinguish between an evolving dark energy component and the simplest model of a time-independent cosmological constant. In this paper, we examine the role played by our cosmic horizon R0 in our interrogation of the data, and reach the rather firm conclusion that the existence of a cosmological constant is untenable. The observations are telling us that R0=c t0, where t0 is the perceived current age of the Universe, yet a cosmological constant would drive R0 towards ct (where t is the cosmic time) only once, and that would have to occur right now. In contrast, scaling solutions simultaneously eliminate several conundrums in the standard model, including the `coincidence' and `flatness' problems, and account very well for the fact that R0=c t0. We show here that for such dynamical dark energy models, either R0=ct for all time (thus eliminating the apparent coincidence altogether), or that what we believe to be the current age of the universe is actually the horizon time th=R0/c, which is always shorter than t0. Our best fit to the Type Ia supernova data indicates that t0 would then have to be ~16.9 billion years. Though surprising at first, an older universe such as this would actually eliminate several other long-standing problems in cosmology, including the (too) early appearance of supermassive black holes (at a redshift > 6) and the glaring deficit of dwarf halos in the local group.

Fulvio Melia

2007-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access A new model for the biodegradation kinetics  

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: application to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Javier Vilcáez1,2,5 , Li Li1 conditions relevant to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In the model, oil is composed droplets, Size distribution, Shrinking core model, Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Deepwater horizon oil spill

Hubbard, Susan

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U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey  

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Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Release, Gulf of Mexico, 2010 #12;Cover. Artist's sketches of stages the Deepwater Horizon Oil Release, Gulf of Mexico, 2010 By James M. Biedenbach and Robert S. Carr Open-water samples collected following the Deepwater Horizon oil release, Gulf of Mexico, 2010: U.S. Geological

Torgersen, Christian

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Spatial, Temporal, and Habitat-Related Variation in Abundance of Pelagic Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico  

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of Mexico: Potential Implications of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Jay R. Rooker1,2 *, Larissa L. Kitchens in the northern Gulf of Mexico (GoM) before (2007­2009) and after (2010) the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Four in Abundance of Pelagic Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico: Potential Implications of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Rooker, Jay R.

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Receding Horizon Control $N %m%\\%C%H%^%K%T%e%l!<%?$X$N1~MQ$K4X$9$k8&5f  

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with Receding Horizon Control Yasunori Kawai Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty of Engineerimg, Kanazawa University February 22, 1999 Keywards: Receding Horizon Control, Control Lyapunov

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Unified first law and the thermodynamics of the apparent horizon in the FRW universe  

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In this paper we revisit the relation between the Friedmann equations and the first law of thermodynamics. We find that the unified first law first proposed by Hayward to treat the outertrapping horizon of a dynamical black hole can be used to the apparent horizon (a kind of inner trapping horizon in the context of the FRW cosmology) of the FRW universe. We discuss three kinds of gravity theorties: Einstein theory, Lovelock thoery, and scalar-tensor theory. In Einstein theory, the first law of thermodynamics is always satisfied on the apparent horizon. In Lovelock theory, treating the higher derivative terms as an effective energy-momentum tensor, we find that this method can give the same entropy formula for the apparent horizon as that of black hole horizon. This implies that the Clausius relation holds for the Lovelock theory. In scalar-tensor gravity, we find, by using the same procedure, the Clausius relation no longer holds. This indicates that the apparent horizon of the FRW universe in the scalar-tensor gravity corresponds to a system of nonequilibrium thermodynamics. We show this point by using the method developed recently by Eling et al. for dealing with the f(R) gravity.

Cai Ronggen; Cao Liming [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100080 (China); Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100080 (China) and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China)

2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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How Does a Fundamental String Stretch its Horizon?  

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It has recently been shown that if we take into account a class of higher derivative corrections to the effective action of heterotic string theory, the entropy of the black hole solution representing elementary string states correctly reproduces the statistical entropy computed from the degeneracy of elementary string states. So far the form of the solution has been analyzed at distance scales large and small compared to the string scale. We analyze the solution that interpolates between these two limits and point out a subtlety in constructing such a solution due to the presence of higher derivative terms in the effective action. We also study the T-duality transformation rules to relate the moduli fields of the effective field theory to the physical compactification radius in the presence of higher derivative corrections and use these results to find the physical radius of compactification near the horizon of the black hole. The radius approaches a finite value even though the corresponding modulus field vanishes. Finally we discuss the non-leading contribution to the black hole entropy due to space-time quantum corrections to the effective action and the ambiguity involved in comparing this result to the statistical entropy.

Ashoke Sen

2004-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons" | Department of Energy  

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Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons" Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons" DOE Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons" January 19, 2006 - 10:51am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C.-The New Horizons spacecraft, powered by deep space battery technology developed by the Department of Energy's national laboratories, was successfully launched today from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on a 9-1/2 year journey to explore Pluto and its moons. The spacecraft will receive heat and electricity from a long-lasting plutonium-238 powered generator developed and assembled by scientists and engineers at the Idaho, Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories. "This is an amazing mission when you think about the time, distance and harsh environment that the spacecraft will encounter," said Secretary of

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Accounting for Circumsolar and Horizon Cloud Determination Errors in Sky Image Inferral of Sky Cover  

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Accounting for Circumsolar and Horizon Cloud Determination Errors in Sky Accounting for Circumsolar and Horizon Cloud Determination Errors in Sky Image Inferral of Sky Cover. C. N. Long, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 1) Introduction In observing the cloudless sky, one can often notice that the area near the sun is whiter and brighter than the rest of the hemisphere. Additionally, even a slight haze will make a large angular area of the horizon whiter and brighter when the sun is low on the horizon. The human eye has an amazing ability to handle a range of light intensity spanning orders of magnitude. But one of the persistent problems in using sky images to infer fractional sky cover is the intensity range limitations of the camera detector. It is desirable to have bright enough images to be able to detect thin clouds, yet this often means the part of the image near the

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

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

T. M. Adamo; E. T. Newman

2009-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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European IPR Helpdesk IP Management in Horizon 2020: at the proposal stage  

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European IPR Helpdesk European IPR Helpdesk Fact Sheet IP Management in Horizon 2020: at the proposal stage The European IPR Helpdesk is managed by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small

Robbiano, Lorenzo

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Gowdy-symmetric cosmological models with Cauchy horizons ruled by non-closed null generators  

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Smooth Gowdy-symmetric generalized Taub-NUT solutions are a class of inhomogeneous cosmological models with spatial three-sphere topology. They have a past Cauchy horizon with closed null-generators, and they are generally expected to develop a second Cauchy horizon in the future. Here we generalize these models to allow for past Cauchy horizons ruled by non-closed null generators. In particular, we show local and global existence of such a class of solutions with two functional degrees of freedom. This removes a periodicity condition for the asymptotic data at the past Cauchy horizon that was required before. Moreover, we derive a three-parametric family of exact solutions within that class and study some of its properties.

Jrg Hennig

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizon thermodynamics and gravitational field equations in Horava-Lifshitz gravity  

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We explore the relationship between the first law of thermodynamics and gravitational field equation at a static, spherically symmetric black hole horizon in Horava-Lifshitz theory with/without detailed balance. It turns out that as in the cases of Einstein gravity and Lovelock gravity, the gravitational field equation can be cast to a form of the first law of thermodynamics at the black hole horizon. This way we obtain the expressions for entropy and mass in terms of black hole horizon, consistent with those from other approaches. We also define a generalized Misner-Sharp energy for static, spherically symmetric spacetimes in Horava-Lifshitz theory. The generalized Misner-Sharp energy is conserved in the case without matter field, and its variation gives the first law of black hole thermodynamics at the black hole horizon.

Cai Ronggen [Key Laboratory of Frontiers in Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100190 (China); Department of Physics, Kinki University, Higashi-Osaka, Osaka 577-8502 (Japan); Ohta, Nobuyoshi [Department of Physics, Kinki University, Higashi-Osaka, Osaka 577-8502 (Japan)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The black hole dynamical horizon and generalized second law of thermodynamics  

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The generalized second law of thermodynamics for a system containing a black hole dynamical horizon is proposed in a covariant way. Its validity is also tested in case of adiabatically collapsing thick light shells.

Song He; Hongbao Zhang

2007-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino Astronomy and Cosmic Rays Spectroscopy at Horizons  

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A new air-showering physics may rise in next years at horizon, offering at different angles and altitudes a fine tuned filtered Cosmic Rays astrophysics and an upward Neutrino induced air-showering astronomy. Most of this opportunity arises because of neutrino masses, their mixing and the consequent replenishment of rarest tau flavor during its flight in Space. Horizontal air atmosphere act as a filter for High energy Cosmic Rays (CR) and as a beam dump for Ultra High Energy (UHE) neutrinos and a powerfull amplifier for its tau decay in air by its wide showering areas. Earth sharp shadows plays the role of a huge detector volume for UHE neutrino and a noise-free screen for upcoming EeVs tau air-showers (as well PeVs anti-neutrino electron air interactions). Projects for Tau Airshowers are growing at the top of a mountains or at the edge of a cliff. ASHRA in Hawaii and CRNTN in Utah are tracking fluorescence lights, while other novel projects on Crown array detectors on mountains, on balloons and satellites are elaborated for Cherenkov lights. AUGER, facing the Ande edges, ARGO located within a deep valley are testing inclined showers; MILAGRO (and MILAGRITO) may be triggered by horizontal up-going muon bundles from the Earth edges; HIRES and AUGER UHECR detectors, linking twin array telescopes along their axis may test horizontal Cerenkov blazing photons. MAGIC (Hess, Veritas) and Shalon Telescopes may act already like a detector for few PeVs and Glashow resonance neutrino events; MAGIC pointing downward to terrestrial ground acts as a massive tens of km^3 detector, making it the most sensitive dedicated neutrino telescope. MAGIC facing the sea edges must reveal mirrored downward UHECR Air-showers Cherenkov flashes. Magic-crown systems may lead to tens km^3, neutrino detectors.

D. Fargion

2006-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building  

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Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologies Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Potentials & Scenarios Website: pdf.wri.org/working_papers/green_investment_horizons.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/green-investment-horizons-effects-pol Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Financial Incentives,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation Regulations: "Building Codes,Emissions Standards,Energy Standards" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture Efficiency Requirements, Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling, Audit Requirements, Building Certification, Building Codes, Cost Recovery/Allocation, Emissions Mitigation Scheme, Emissions Standards, Enabling Legislation, Energy Standards, Feebates, Feed-in Tariffs, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Incandescent Phase-Out, Mandates/Targets, Net Metering & Interconnection, Resource Integration Planning, Safety Standards, Upgrade Requirements, Utility/Electricity Service Costs) for this property.

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Deep-water bottom-current reworked sands: Their recognition and reservoir potential, northern Gulf of Mexico  

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Some Pliocene and Pleistocene reservoir sands in intraslope basins of the northern Gulf of Mexico exhibit features that are interpreted to be indicative of reworking by deep-water (bathyal) bottom currents (contour currents). These fine sands have previously been interpreted as turbidites associated with levee overbanks and lobes of submarine fan complexes; however, sedimentological features characteristic of turbidites are rare in these laminated sands. Common features observed are (1) numerous (up to 75 layers/m) thin (<2 cm) sand layers, (2) sharp upper contacts, (3) inverse grading, (4) current ripples, (5) lenticular bedding, (6) flaser bedding, (7) bidirectional cross-lamination, and (8) sigmoidal bed forms with mud drapes (i.e., mud offshoots). These features, dominated by traction structures, can be explained by reworking of overbank turbidite sands by deep-bottom currents. In the present Gulf of Mexico, the surface Loop Current is considered to be a major cause of deep circulation. The authors propose that similar bottom currents and perhaps minor deep tidal currents existed during Pliocene and Pleistocene times. The entire sediment package may be thick and continuous, but individual sand layers within the package are thin and discontinuous. Porosity values of these sands range from 27 to 40%, and permeability ranges from 100 to 2,000 md at 200 psi. In seismic profiles or seismic facies maps, it is difficult to distinguish the reworked sands from turbidites. Therefore, geologic models based on core and process sedimentology are the key to a better understanding of these often misinterpreted complex reservoir facies.

Shanmugam, G. (Mobil Research and Development Corp., Dallas, TX (USA)); Spalding, T.D.; Kolb, R.A.; Lockrem, T.M. (Mobil Exploration and Producing Inc., New Orleans, LA (USA))

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enterprise Assessments- Operational Awareness Record of the Observation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Horizon-14 Exercise- January 2015  

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Operational Awareness Record of the Observation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Horizon-14 Exercise (EA-WIPP-2014-12-08)

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Draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015 in the area of Science with and for Society  

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Draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015 in the area of Science with and for Society Important - Page 2 of 51 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction

Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

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Scalar-Tensor Theory of Gravity and Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamics on the Event Horizon  

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In blackhole physics, the second law of thermodynamics is generally valid whether the blackhole is a static or a non-static one. Considering the universe as a thermodynamical system the second law of blackhole dynamics extends to the non-negativity of the sum of the entropy of the matter and the horizon, known as generalized second law of thermodynamics(GSLT). Here, we have assumed the universe to be bounded by the event-horizon or filled with perfect fluid and holographic dark energy in two cases. Thus considering entropy to be an arbitrary function of the area of the event-horizon, we have tried to find the conditions and the restrictions over the scalar field and equation of state for the validity of the GSLT and both in quintessence-era and in phantom-era in scalar tensor theory.

Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical behavior of the extended holographic dark energy with the Hubble horizon  

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The extended holographic dark energy model with the Hubble horizon as the infrared cutoff avoids the problem of the circular reasoning of the holographic dark energy model. Unfortunately, it is hit with the no-go theorem. In this paper, we consider the extended holographic dark energy model with a potential, V({phi}), for the Brans-Dicke scalar field. With the addition of a potential for the Brans-Dicke scalar field, the extended holographic dark energy model using the Hubble horizon as the infrared cutoff is a viable dark energy model, and the model has the dark energy dominated attractor solution.

Liu Jie; Gong Yungui; Chen Ximing [College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065 (China)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-existence of extended holographic dark energy with the Hubble horizon  

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The extended holographic dark energy model with the Hubble horizon as the infrared cutoff avoids the problem of the circular reasoning of the holographic dark energy model. We show that the infrared cutoff of the extended holographic dark energy model cannot be the Hubble horizon provided that the Brans-Dicke parameter {omega} satisfies the experimental constraint {omega}>10{sup 4}, and this is proved as a no-go theorem. The no-go theorem also applies to the case in which the dark matter interacts with the dark energy.

Gong, Yungui; Liu, Jie, E-mail: gongyg@cqupt.edu.cn, E-mail: sxtyliujie@126.com [College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065 (China)] [College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065 (China)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized Vaidya spacetime in Lovelock gravity and thermodynamics on the apparent horizon  

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We present a kind of generalized Vaidya solutions in a generic Lovelock gravity. This solution generalizes the simple case in Gauss-Bonnet gravity reported recently by some authors. We study the thermodynamics of apparent horizon in this generalized Vaidya spacetime. Treating those terms except for the Einstein tensor as an effective energy-momentum tensor in the gravitational field equations, and using the unified first law in Einstein gravity theory, we obtain an entropy expression for the apparent horizon. We also obtain an energy expression of this spacetime, which coincides with the generalized Misner-Sharp energy proposed by Maeda and Nozawa in Lovelock gravity.

Cai Ronggen [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100190 (China); Cao Liming [Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Pohang, Gyeongbuk 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Hu Yapeng [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100190 (China); Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Kim, Sang Pyo [Department of Physics, Kunsan National University, Kunsan 573-701 (Korea, Republic of); Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Pohang, Gyeongbuk 790-784 (Korea, Republic of)

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Marker Horizons and Cryogenic Coring to Monitor Sediment Deposition in Salt Marshes of the Bay of Fundy  

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Using Marker Horizons and Cryogenic Coring to Monitor Sediment Deposition in Salt Marshes that has accumulated over the marker horizon is measured. Cryogenic coring is one method of extracting out of the soil, a frozen core of marsh sediment is obtained. Using cryogenic coring to obtain salt

Chmura, Gail L.

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A Horizon-tracking Method for Shipboard Video Stabilization and Rectification  

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An algorithm is presented for the stabilization and rectification of digital video from floating platforms. The method relies on a horizon-tracking technique, which was tested under a variety of lighting and sea-state conditions for 48 hours of ...

Michael Schwendeman; Jim Thomson

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1983 paper on entanglement entropy: "On the Entropy of the Vacuum outside a Horizon"  

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I introduce the concept of *entanglement entropy* (as it's now called) and point out that it follows an *area law* which renders it a suitable source of black hole entropy. I also suggest to conceive the latter as residing on the horizon at approximately one bit per "Planckian plaquette".

Rafael D. Sorkin

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Delivery Cost Approximations for Inventory Routing Problems in a Rolling Horizon Framework  

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Delivery Cost Approximations for Inventory Routing Problems in a Rolling Horizon Framework Patrick Research Program, grant ARP-003 1 #12;Abstract The inventory routing problem considered in this paper is concerned with the repeated distribution of a commodity, such as heating oil, over a long period of time

Jaillet, Patrick

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New Horizons for Spatial Data Quality Research Suzie Larrive, Yvan Bdard, Marc Gervais & Tania Roy  

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New Horizons for Spatial Data Quality Research Suzie Larrivée, Yvan Bédard, Marc Gervais & Tania@ulaval.ca Abstract Producing and using spatial data as well as web services has reached the level of mass formal data quality endorsments in a scenario where spatial data have become a commodity. Keywords

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A Parallel Rolling Horizon Scheme for Large Scale Security Constrained Unit Commitment Problems  

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grid [1]. To maintain the security of the electric grid, a variety of security constrained, for exampleA Parallel Rolling Horizon Scheme for Large Scale Security Constrained Unit Commitment Problems and security constraints. In this paper, we improve the traditional Lagrange Relaxation (LR) approach

Feinberg, Eugene A.

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Properties of radiation near the black-hole horizon and the second law of thermodynamics  

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By considering a gedanken experiment of adiabatically lowering a box containing matter with rest energy E and entropy S into a black hole, Bekenstein claimed that the necessary condition for the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics is S/E?2?R, where R is the effective radius of the box. Unruh and Wald claimed that this condition is not necessary but the acceleration radiation can guarantee the generalized second law. In this paper, we point out that the Unruh-Wald conclusion does not hold because Hawking radiation near the horizon is not thermal. Bekensteins conclusion does not hold because the thin box approximation is not correct near the horizon. Neither Hawking radiation (or acceleration radiation) nor S/E?2?R can guarantee the second law. We have sufficient reasons to conjecture that gravitation can influence the matter equation of state. For radiation, the usual equation of state ?=?T4 and S=4/3?T3 does not hold in the strong gravitation field, e.g., near the black-hole horizon. We derive the equation of state for radiation near the horizon and find that it is very different from the equation in flat spacetime. The second law of thermodynamics can be satisfied if we impose some restrictions on one parameter of the equation of state. As a corollary, we get an upper bound on S/E which resembles Bekensteins result.

Li-Xin Li and Liao Liu

1992-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Incremental Policy Generation for Finite-Horizon DEC-POMDPs Chistopher Amato  

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of these algorithms use dy- namic programming to build up a set of possible policies from the last step until the first. This is accomplished by "backing up" the possible policies at each step and prun- ing thoseIncremental Policy Generation for Finite-Horizon DEC-POMDPs Chistopher Amato Department of Computer

Zilberstein, Shlomo

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JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR TIME HORIZONS IN RATS: THE EFFECT OF OPERANT  

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-independent access to less costly food at the average delay shown by the earned-time group. Rats in the matched to less costly food. Two of the earned-time rats showed an increased time horizon relative to that shown of food, progressive-ratio schedule, patches, lever press, rats In foraging for food, animals distribute

Timberlake, William D.

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

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

Pappas, George J.

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ALSNews Vol. 315  

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ALSNews Vol. 315 ALSNews Vol. 315 ALSNews Vol. 315 Print Wednesday, 24 November 2010 00:00 The Surprising Appearance of Nanotubular Fullerene D5h(1)-C90 The previously undetected fullerene D5h(1)-C90--with a distinct nanotubular shape--has been isolated and structurally identified by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The discovery of nanotubular D5h(1)-C90, which is a fullerene with 90 carbon atoms and D5h symmetry, opens a bridge between molecular fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Read more... Contact: Marilyn Olmstead Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Assessing the environmental and public health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is difficult owing to the extreme depth of the blowout and the large volumes of oil released. To study the effects of the spill, researchers collected deep-water samples from across the Gulf of Mexico and analyzed their physical, chemical, and microbiological properties using a variety of techniques. Read more...

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ALSNews Vol. 315  

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ALSNews Vol. 315 Print ALSNews Vol. 315 Print The Surprising Appearance of Nanotubular Fullerene D5h(1)-C90 The previously undetected fullerene D5h(1)-C90--with a distinct nanotubular shape--has been isolated and structurally identified by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The discovery of nanotubular D5h(1)-C90, which is a fullerene with 90 carbon atoms and D5h symmetry, opens a bridge between molecular fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Read more... Contact: Marilyn Olmstead Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Assessing the environmental and public health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is difficult owing to the extreme depth of the blowout and the large volumes of oil released. To study the effects of the spill, researchers collected deep-water samples from across the Gulf of Mexico and analyzed their physical, chemical, and microbiological properties using a variety of techniques. Read more...

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New Horizons on the Nuclear Landscape | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Science Highlights » 2012 Science Highlights » 2012 » New Horizons on the Nuclear Landscape Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Funding Opportunities Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3613 F: (301) 903-3833 E: sc.np@science.doe.gov More Information » June 2012 New Horizons on the Nuclear Landscape New calculations have quantified the boundaries and uncertainties of the 'chart of the nuclides'-the extended periodic table of all matter. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of University of Tennessee/ORNL

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Expand your horizons! | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and  

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Expand your horizons! Expand your horizons! Return to main page Keep up with DOE, U.S. and World Wide government science information by following @ostigov, @sciencegov, and @worldwidescienc on Twitter. Through @ostigov you will learn the latest from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Through @sciencegov, get health studies, space, natural disaster and energy efficiency information plus more via the scrolling "Science in the News" headlines from 11 of the Science.gov agencies. In addition, news about additions and changes to the Science.gov website will be announced. Through @worldwidescienc, get information related to more than 80 national and international scientific databases and portals. Whether you use Twitter

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DOE Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons"  

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January 19, 2006 January 19, 2006 DOE Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons" WASHINGTON, D.C.-The New Horizons spacecraft, powered by deep space battery technology developed by the Department of Energy's national laboratories, was successfully launched today from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on a 9-1/2 year journey to explore Pluto and its moons. The spacecraft will receive heat and electricity from a long-lasting plutonium-238 powered generator developed and assembled by scientists and engineers at the Idaho, Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories. "This is an amazing mission when you think about the time, distance and harsh environment that the spacecraft will encounter," said Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman. "Developing the technology to sustain the

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Interacting dark fluid in the universe bounded by event horizon : A non-equilibrium prescription  

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A non-equilibrium thermodynamic analysis has been done for the interacting dark fluid in the universe bounded by the event horizon.From observational evidences it is assumed that at present the matter in the universe is dominated by two dark sectors-dark matter and dark energy. The mutual interaction among them results in spontaneous heat flow between the horizon and the fluid system and the thermal equilibrium will no longer hold.In the present work,the dark matter is chosen in the form of dust while the dark energy is chosen as a perfect fluid with constant equation in one case and holographic dark energy model is chosen in the other.Finally,validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics has been examined in both cases.

Subenoy Chakraborty; Atreyee Biswas

2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Extending the Search for Neutrino Point Sources with IceCube above the Horizon  

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Point source searches with the IceCube neutrino telescope have been restricted to one hemisphere, due to the exclusive selection of upward going events as a way of rejecting the atmospheric muon background. We show that the region above the horizon can be included by suppressing the background through energy-sensitive cuts. This improves the sensitivity above PeV energies, previously not accessible for declinations of more than a few degrees below the horizon due to the absorption of neutrinos in Earth. We present results based on data collected with 22 strings of IceCube, extending its field of view and energy reach for point source searches. No significant excess above the atmospheric background is observed in a sky scan and in tests of source candidates. Upper limits are reported, which for the first time cover point sources in the southern sky up to EeV energies.

R. Abbasi et al. (IceCube Collaboration)

2009-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The distribution and genesis of calcic horizons in some soils of the Texas Coast Prairie  

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, 1937; Hillel, 1971; Jenny, 1941). Lateral redistribution of carbonates within a landscape has been postulated to explain carbonate enrichment of soils; this is a secondary concentration mechanism which has been invoked on a large and small scale...THE DISTRIBUTION AND GENESIS OF CALCIC HORIZONS IN SOME SOILS OF THE TEXAS COAST PRAIRIE A Thesis by TERRENCE MICHAEL SOBECRI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

Sobecki, Terrence Michael

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Vibration Testing of the Pluto/New Horizons Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator  

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

Charles D. Griffin

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Receding Horizon Controller with a Parameter Estimator for Nuclear Reactor Power Distribution  

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A receding horizon control method is used to solve on-line, at each time step, an optimization problem for a finite future interval and to implement the first optimal control input as the current control input. The receding horizon control method is combined with a parameter estimator to overcome the problems of the linear modeling and time-varying characteristics of a process. It is a suitable control strategy for time-varying systems, in particular, because the parameter estimator identifies a controller design model recursively at each time step, and also the receding horizon controller recalculates an optimal input at each time step by using newly measured signals. The proposed controller is applied to the axial power distribution control in a pressurized water reactor. The reactor dynamics model used for computer simulations is a two-point xenon oscillation model in which the reactor core is axially divided into two regions (upper and lower halves) and each region is assumed to have a single input and a single output and to be coupled with the other region. It is shown from numerical simulations that the proposed controller exhibits very fast tracking responses due to the step and ramp changes of axial target shape and also works well in a time-varying parameter condition.

Na, Man Gyun; Jung, Dong Won; Lee, Sun Mi [Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)

2004-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Proof of linear instability of the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om Cauchy horizon under scalar perturbations  

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

Luk, Jonathan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting and discriminating petroleum and petroleum products from water on terrestrial backgrounds with hyperspectral remote sensing.  

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?? Petroleum and petroleum product spills are frequent and as both Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon accident demonstrated, they can be catastrophic. A (more)

Allen, C. Scott

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting and Discriminating Petroleum and Petroleum Products from Water on Terrestrial Backgrounds with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing .  

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??Petroleum and petroleum product spills are frequent and as both Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon accident demonstrated, they can be catastrophic. A prominent portion (more)

Allen, C. Scott

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems biology approach to bioremediation  

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51]. The MC252 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 wasoil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in offshore surface waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Chakraborty, R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL Teams Earn Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards | Department...  

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Energy Achievement Awards for contributions to two significant environmental efforts in 2010. NETL and its partners were recognized for their work on the Deepwater Horizon oil...

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Key Events Timeline | Department of Energy  

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with the April 20 fire on the Deepwater Horizon through July 28th. Updated July 28, 2010. BPFlow-eventtimeline72810.xls More Documents & Publications Microsoft...

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Richard Lazarus Named as Executive Director of National Commission...  

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Lazarus Named as Executive Director of National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Richard Lazarus Named as Executive Director of National...

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

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

Tian, David Wenjie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymptotic symmetries of Rindler space at the horizon and null infinity  

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We investigate the asymptotic symmetries of Rindler space at null infinity and at the event horizon using both systematic and ad hoc methods. We find that the approaches that yield infinite-dimensional asymptotic symmetry algebras in the case of anti-de Sitter and flat spaces only give a finite-dimensional algebra for Rindler space at null infinity. We calculate the charges corresponding to these symmetries and confirm that they are finite, conserved, and integrable, and that the algebra of charges gives a representation of the asymptotic symmetry algebra. We also use relaxed boundary conditions to find infinite-dimensional asymptotic symmetry algebras for Rindler space at null infinity and at the event horizon. We compute the charges corresponding to these symmetries and confirm that they are finite and integrable. We also determine sufficient conditions for the charges to be conserved on-shell, and for the charge algebra to give a representation of the asymptotic symmetry algebra. In all cases, we find that the central extension of the charge algebra is trivial.

Chung, Hyeyoun [Jefferson Physical Laboratory, Harvard University, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiclassical Instability of the Cauchy Horizon in Self-Similar Collapse  

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Generic spherically symmetric self-similar collapse results in strong naked-singularity formation. In this paper we are concerned with particle creation during a naked-singularity formation in spherically symmetric self-similar collapse without specifying the collapsing matter. In the generic case, the power of particle emission is found to be proportional to the inverse square of the remaining time to the Cauchy horizon (CH). The constant of proportion can be arbitrarily large in the limit to marginally naked singularity. Therefore, the unbounded power is especially striking in the case that an event horizon is very close to the CH because the emitted energy can be arbitrarily large in spite of a cutoff expected from quantum gravity. Above results suggest the instability of the CH in spherically symmetric self-similar spacetime from quantum field theory and seem to support the existence of a semiclassical cosmic censor. The divergence of redshifts and blueshifts of emitted particles is found to cause the div...

Miyamoto, U; Miyamoto, Umpei; Harada, Tomohiro

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Design of a Receding Horizon Control System for Nuclear Reactor Power Distribution  

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A receding horizon control method is applied to the axial power distribution control in a pressurized water reactor. The basic concept of receding horizon control is to solve on-line, at each sampling instant, an optimization problem for a finite future and to implement the first optimal control input as the current control input. Thus, it is a suitable control strategy for time-varying systems. The reactor model used for computer simulations is a two-point xenon oscillation model based on the nonlinear xenon and iodine balance equations and a one-group, one-dimensional, neutron diffusion equation with nonlinear power reactivity feedback that adequately describes axial oscillations and treats the nonlinearities explicitly. The reactor core is axially divided into two regions, and each region has one input and one output and is coupled with the other region. Through numerical simulations, it is shown that the proposed control algorithm exhibits very fast tracking responses due to the step and ramp changes of axial target shape and also works well in a time-varying parameter condition.

Na, Man Gyun [Chosun University (Korea, Republic of)

2001-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

315

Circular geodesics of Bardeen and Ayon-Beato-Garcia regular black-hole and no-horizon spacetimes  

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We study circular geodesic motion of test particles and photons in the Bardeen and Ayon-Beato-Garcia (ABG) geometry describing spherically symmetric regular black-hole or no-horizon spacetimes. While the Bardeen geometry is not exact solution of Einstein's equations, the ABG spacetime is related to self-gravitating charged sources governed by Einstein's gravity and non-linear electrodynamics. They both are characterized by the mass parameter $m$ and the charge parameter $g$. We demonstrate that in similarity to the Reissner-Nordstrom (RN) naked singularity spacetimes an antigravity static sphere should exist in all the no-horizon Bardeen and ABG solutions that can be sorrounded by a Keplerian accretion disc. However, contrary to the RN naked singularity spacetimes, the ABG no-horizon spacetimes with parameter $g/m > 2$ can contain also an additional inner Keplerian disc hidden under the static antigravity sphere. Properties of the geodesic structure are reflected by simple observationally relevant optical phe...

Stuchlik, Zdenek

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Library and Information Services Division Current References 2010-2, June 2010, rev. Dec. 2011  

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Resources on Oil Spills, Response, and Restoration A Selected Bibliography Gulf of Mexico ­ Deepwater of this document. The new resources cited pertain mainly to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Oil Spills, Ocean Dynamics, and Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico, where all entries from: Deepwater

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Leak Testing and Implications of Operations to Locate Leak Horizons at West Hackberry Well 108  

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The Strategic Petroleum Reserve site at West Hackberry, Louisiana has historically experienced casing leaks. Numerous West Hackberry oil storage caverns have wells exhibiting communication between the interior 10 3/4 x 20-inch (oil) annulus and the ''outer cemented'' 20 x 26-inch annulus. Well 108 in Cavern 108 exhibits this behavior. It is thought that one, if not the primary, cause of this communication is casing thread leaks at the 20-inch casing joints combined with microannuli along the cement casing interfaces and other cracks/flaws in the cemented 20 x 26-inch annulus. An operation consisting of a series of nitrogen leak tests, similar to cavern integrity tests, was performed on Cavern 108 in an effort to determine the leak horizons and to see if these leak horizons coincided with those of casing joints. Certain leaky, threaded casing joints were identified between 400 and 1500 feet. A new leak detection procedure was developed as a result of this test, and this methodology for identifying and interpreting such casing joint leaks is presented in this report. Analysis of the test data showed that individual joint leaks could be successfully identified, but not without some degree of ambiguity. This ambiguity is attributed to changes in the fluid content of the leak path (nitrogen forcing out oil) and possibly to very plausible changes in characteristics of the flow path during the test. These changes dominated the test response and made the identification of individual leak horizons difficult. One consequence of concern from the testing was a progressive increase in the leak rate measured during testing due to nitrogen cleaning small amounts of oil out of the leak paths and very likely due to the changes of the leak path during the flow test. Therefore, careful consideration must be given before attempting similar tests. Although such leaks have caused no known environmental or economic problems to date, the leaks may be significant because of the potential for future problems. To mitigate future problems, some repair scenarios are discussed including injection of sealants.

SATTLER, ALLAN R.; EHGARTNER, BRIAN L.; PIECHOCKI, ALAN

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parens Patriae Litigation to Redress Societal Damages from the BP Oil Spill: The Latest Stage in the Evolution of Crimtorts  

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semi-submersible oil drilling rig built by Hyundai HeavyHorizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling in its January 11,DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL AND OFFSHORE DRILLING, REPORT TO

Rustad, Michael L.; Koenig, Thomas H.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Mineralogy in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facility stratigraphic horizon  

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Forty-six samples were selected for this study from two cores, one extending 50 ft up through the roof of the WIPP facility and the other penetrating 50 ft below the facility floor. These samples, selected from approximately every other foot of core length, represent the major lithologies present in the immediate vicinity of the WIPP facility horizon: ''clean'' halite, polyhalitic halite, argillaceous halite, and mixed polyhalitic-argillaceous halite. Samples were analyzed for non-NaCl mineralogy by determining weight percents of water- and EDTA-insoluble residues, which were then identified by x-ray diffraction. In general, WIPP halite contains at most 5 wt % non-NaCl residue. The major mineral constituents are quartz, magnesite, anhydrite, gypsum, polyhalite, and clays. Results of this study confirm that, in previous descriptions of WIPP core, trace mineral quantities have been visually overestimated by approximately an order of magnitude. 9 refs., 5 figs., 5 tabs.

Stein, C.L.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Adaptive Event Horizon Tracking and Critical Phenomena in Binary Black Hole Coalescence  

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This work establishes critical phenomena in the topological transition of black hole coalescence. We describe and validate a computational front tracking event horizon solver, developed for generic studies of the black hole coalescence problem. We then apply this to the Kastor - Traschen axisymmetric analytic solution of the extremal Maxwell - Einstein black hole merger with cosmological constant. The surprising result of this computational analysis is a power law scaling of the minimal throat proportional to time. The minimal throat connecting the two holes obeys this power law during a short time immediately at the beginning of merger. We also confirm the behavior analytically. Thus, at least in one axisymmetric situation a critical phenomenon exists. We give arguments for a broader universality class than the restricted requirements of the Kastor - Traschen solution.

Scott A. Caveny; Richard A. Matzner

2003-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Gdel black hole, closed timelike horizon, and the study of particle emissions  

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

Sourav Bhattacharya; Anirban Saha

2010-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Generally covariant model of a scalar field with high frequency dispersion and the cosmological horizon problem  

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Short distance structure of spacetime may show up in the form of high freqency dispersion. Although such dispersion is not locally Lorentz invariant, we show in a scalar field model how it can nevertheless be incorporated into a generally covariant metric theory of gravity provided the locally preferred frame is dynamical. We evaluate the resulting energy-momentum tensor and compute its expectation value for a quantum field in a thermal state. The equation of state differs at high temperatures from the usual one, but not by enough to impact the problems of a hot big bang cosmology. We show that a superluminal dispersion relation can solve the horizon problem via superluminal equilibration, however it cannot do so while remaining outside the Planck regime unless the dispersion relation is artificially chosen to have a rather steep dependence on wavevector.

Ted Jacobson; David Mattingly

2000-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Black hole fireworks: quantum-gravity effects outside the horizon spark black to white hole tunneling  

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We show that there is a classical metric satisfying the Einstein equations outside a finite spacetime region where matter collapses into a black hole and then emerges from a white hole. We compute this metric explicitly. We show how quantum theory determines the (long) time for the process to happen. A black hole can thus quantum-tunnel into a white hole. For this to happen, quantum gravity should affect the metric also in a small region outside the horizon: we show that contrary to what is commonly assumed, this is not forbidden by causality or by the semiclassical approximation, because quantum effects can pile up over a long time. This scenario alters radically the discussion on the black hole information puzzle.

Hal M. Haggard; Carlo Rovelli

2014-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

324

Constraints on Dark Energy from the Observed Expansion of our Cosmic Horizon  

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Within the context of standard cosmology, an accelerating universe requires the presence of a third `dark' component of energy, beyond matter and radiation. The available data, however, are still deemed insufficient to distinguish between an evolving dark energy component and the simplest model of a time-independent cosmological constant. In this paper, we examine the cosmological expansion in terms of observer-dependent coordinates, in addition to the more conventional co-moving coordinates. This procedure explicitly reveals the role played by the radius R_h of our cosmic horizon in the interrogation of the data. (In Rindler's notation, R_h coincides with the `event horizon' in the case of de Sitter, but changes in time for other cosmologies that also contain matter and/or radiation.) With this approach, we show that the interpretation of dark energy as a cosmological constant is clearly disfavored by the observations. Within the framework of standard Friedman-Robertson-Walker cosmology, we derive an equation describing the evolution of R_h, and solve it using the WMAP and Type Ia supernova data. In particular, we consider the meaning of the observed equality (or near equality) R_h(t_0) ~ ct_0, where t_0 is the age of the Universe. This empirical result is far from trivial, for a cosmological constant would drive R_h(t) towards ct (where t is the cosmic time) only once--and that would have to occur right now. Though we are not here espousing any particular alternative model of dark energy, for comparison we also consider scenarios in which dark energy is given by scaling solutions, which simultaneously eliminate several conundrums in the standard model, including the `coincidence' and `flatness' problems, and account very well for the fact that R_h(t_0) ~ ct_0.

Fulvio Melia

2008-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

325

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

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

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Solution of Nonlinear Rational Expectations Models with Applications toFinite-Horizon Life-Cycle Models of Consumption  

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This paper considers the solution of nonlinear rational expectations models resulting from the optimality conditions of a finite-horizon intertemporal optimization problem satisfying Bellman's principle of optimality (and possibly involving inequality ... Keywords: exact and certainty-equivalent solutions, intertemporal consumer choice, minimum weighted residual method, nonlinear rational expectations models

Michael Binder; M. Hashem Pesaran; S. Hossein Samiei

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY TELEPHONE: (510) 643-8678 CENTER FOR CATASTROPHIC RISK MANAGEMENT  

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in which the oil drilling took place ­ 5,000 feet below the ocean's surface ­ is extremely hazardous of the Deepwater Horizon Semi-Submersible Drilling Unit The following are preliminary insights into the failures of the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Unit on and after April 20, 2010. The insights are based upon more than 400 hours

Silver, Whendee

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X-RAY TRANSIENTS IN THE ADVANCED LIGO/VIRGO HORIZON  

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

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

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of and observations about WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant) Facility horizon flow measurements through 1986  

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Numerous gas flow measurements have been made at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Facility horizon from 1984 through 1986. Almost all tests have been constant-pressure or pressure-decay tests from single boreholes drilled in the underground excavations. Results indicate that beyond about 2 m from an excavation, both halite and interbeds (anhydrite and clay layers) allowed very low gas flows, and calculated permeabilities are below 1 microdarcy. In regions within 2 m of an excavation very high flow rates were measured in the interbeds immediately above and below an excavation when the test hole was drilled from near the center of the excavation. Further, measured flow rates increase with the width of the excavation. The halite also permits substantially greater gas flow within about 1 m of the excavations. Limited tracer measurements reveal that flow paths in both the halite and interbeds in the near field region are significantly larger than those in the presumed undisturbed condition. The gas flow measurements are consistent with the development of a (perhaps partially-saturated) dilatant zone (increased porosity) around the excavations. Considerable uncertainty is associated with permeabilities calculated from these flow measurements, due to unknowns of rock saturation, entry pressure effects, flow homogeneity, etc.

Stormont, J.C.; Peterson, E.W.; Lagus, P.L.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validity of the Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamics of the Universe Bounded by the Event Horizon in Brane Scenario  

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In this paper, we examine the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics (GSLT) of the universe bounded by the event horizon in brane-world gravity. Here we consider homogeneous and isotropic model of the universe filled with perfect fluid in one case and in another case holographic dark energy model of the universe has been considered. The conclusions are presented point wise.

Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2010-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Hawking radiation as tunneling and the unified first law of thermodynamics at the apparent horizon in the FRW universe  

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Relations between the tunneling rate and the unified first law of thermodynamics at the apparent horizon of the FRW universe are investigated. The tunneling rate arises as a consequence of the unified first law of thermodynamics in such a dynamical system. The analysis shows obviously how the tunneling is intimately connected with the unified first law of thermodynamics through the principle of conservation of energy.

Ke-Xia Jiang; San-Min Ke; Dan-Tao Peng; Jun Feng

2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico  

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Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Print Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Print Microbial Mitigation The Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, resulted in the largest oil spill in the history of the United States. The biological effects and expected fate of the oil are unknown, partly due to the extreme depth and magnitude of this event and partly due to the primary initial mitigation strategy that injected unprecedented quantities of oil dispersant directly at the wellhead (1544 m below the sea surface). Indigenous deep-sea microorganisms that degrade oil could represent a significant natural attenuation mechanism; but this would depend on how native microorganisms respond to an increased concentration of hydrocarbons and/or dispersant at such extreme depths and temperatures (~4°C). A collaboration led by Berkeley Lab researchers here reports that the dispersed hydrocarbon plume stimulated the growth of a type of bacteria that thrives in cold temperatures and at great depths. Infrared spectroscopy at the ALS, with the ability to study microbial processes at the molecular level, provided key pieces of the puzzle.

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Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico  

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Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Print Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Print Microbial Mitigation The Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, resulted in the largest oil spill in the history of the United States. The biological effects and expected fate of the oil are unknown, partly due to the extreme depth and magnitude of this event and partly due to the primary initial mitigation strategy that injected unprecedented quantities of oil dispersant directly at the wellhead (1544 m below the sea surface). Indigenous deep-sea microorganisms that degrade oil could represent a significant natural attenuation mechanism; but this would depend on how native microorganisms respond to an increased concentration of hydrocarbons and/or dispersant at such extreme depths and temperatures (~4°C). A collaboration led by Berkeley Lab researchers here reports that the dispersed hydrocarbon plume stimulated the growth of a type of bacteria that thrives in cold temperatures and at great depths. Infrared spectroscopy at the ALS, with the ability to study microbial processes at the molecular level, provided key pieces of the puzzle.

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Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico  

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Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Print Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Print Microbial Mitigation The Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, resulted in the largest oil spill in the history of the United States. The biological effects and expected fate of the oil are unknown, partly due to the extreme depth and magnitude of this event and partly due to the primary initial mitigation strategy that injected unprecedented quantities of oil dispersant directly at the wellhead (1544 m below the sea surface). Indigenous deep-sea microorganisms that degrade oil could represent a significant natural attenuation mechanism; but this would depend on how native microorganisms respond to an increased concentration of hydrocarbons and/or dispersant at such extreme depths and temperatures (~4°C). A collaboration led by Berkeley Lab researchers here reports that the dispersed hydrocarbon plume stimulated the growth of a type of bacteria that thrives in cold temperatures and at great depths. Infrared spectroscopy at the ALS, with the ability to study microbial processes at the molecular level, provided key pieces of the puzzle.

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Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico  

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Molecular Measurements of the Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Print Wednesday, 24 November 2010 00:00 Microbial Mitigation The Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, resulted in the largest oil spill in the history of the United States. The biological effects and expected fate of the oil are unknown, partly due to the extreme depth and magnitude of this event and partly due to the primary initial mitigation strategy that injected unprecedented quantities of oil dispersant directly at the wellhead (1544 m below the sea surface). Indigenous deep-sea microorganisms that degrade oil could represent a significant natural attenuation mechanism; but this would depend on how native microorganisms respond to an increased concentration of hydrocarbons and/or dispersant at such extreme depths and temperatures (~4°C). A collaboration led by Berkeley Lab researchers here reports that the dispersed hydrocarbon plume stimulated the growth of a type of bacteria that thrives in cold temperatures and at great depths. Infrared spectroscopy at the ALS, with the ability to study microbial processes at the molecular level, provided key pieces of the puzzle.

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Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico  

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Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Print Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Print Microbial Mitigation The Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, resulted in the largest oil spill in the history of the United States. The biological effects and expected fate of the oil are unknown, partly due to the extreme depth and magnitude of this event and partly due to the primary initial mitigation strategy that injected unprecedented quantities of oil dispersant directly at the wellhead (1544 m below the sea surface). Indigenous deep-sea microorganisms that degrade oil could represent a significant natural attenuation mechanism; but this would depend on how native microorganisms respond to an increased concentration of hydrocarbons and/or dispersant at such extreme depths and temperatures (~4°C). A collaboration led by Berkeley Lab researchers here reports that the dispersed hydrocarbon plume stimulated the growth of a type of bacteria that thrives in cold temperatures and at great depths. Infrared spectroscopy at the ALS, with the ability to study microbial processes at the molecular level, provided key pieces of the puzzle.

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Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico  

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Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Print Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf of Mexico Print Microbial Mitigation The Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, resulted in the largest oil spill in the history of the United States. The biological effects and expected fate of the oil are unknown, partly due to the extreme depth and magnitude of this event and partly due to the primary initial mitigation strategy that injected unprecedented quantities of oil dispersant directly at the wellhead (1544 m below the sea surface). Indigenous deep-sea microorganisms that degrade oil could represent a significant natural attenuation mechanism; but this would depend on how native microorganisms respond to an increased concentration of hydrocarbons and/or dispersant at such extreme depths and temperatures (~4°C). A collaboration led by Berkeley Lab researchers here reports that the dispersed hydrocarbon plume stimulated the growth of a type of bacteria that thrives in cold temperatures and at great depths. Infrared spectroscopy at the ALS, with the ability to study microbial processes at the molecular level, provided key pieces of the puzzle.

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From Color Glass Condensate to Quark Gluon Plasma through the event horizon  

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We propose a new thermalization scenario for heavy ion collisions which at sufficiently high energies implies the phase transition to the quark--gluon plasma. The key ingredient of our approach is the Hawking--Unruh effect: an observer moving with an acceleration $a$ experiences the influence of a thermal bath with an effective temperature $T = a / 2\\pi$, similar to the one present in the vicinity of a black hole horizon. For electric charges moving in external electromagnetic fields of realistic strength, the resulting temperature appears too small to be detected. However for partons in strong color fields the effect should be observable: in the Color Glass Condensate picture, the strength of the color-electric field is $E \\sim Q_s^2/g$ ($Q_s$ is the saturation scale, and $g$ is the strong coupling), the typical acceleration is $a \\sim Q_s$, and the heat bath temperature is $T = Q_s / 2\\pi \\sim 200$ MeV. In nuclear collisions at sufficiently high energies the effect can induce a rapid thermalization over the time period of $\\tau \\simeq 2\\pi/Q_s \\simeq 1\\ {\\rm fm}$ accompanied by phase transitions. We consider a specific example of chiral symmetry restoration induced by a rapid deceleration of the colliding nuclei. We argue that parton saturation in the initial nuclear wave functions is a necessary pre--condition for the formation of quark--gluon plasma. We discuss the implications of our "black hole thermalization" scenario for various observables in relativistic heavy ion collisions.

Dmitri Kharzeev; Kirill Tuchin

2005-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Geotechnical characterization of lignite-bearing horizons in the AfsinElbistan lignite basin, SE Turkey  

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The AfsinElbistan lignite deposit, with its 3.4 billion metric tons of reserves, is the biggest lignite basin and one of the most important resources for electrical energy production in Turkey. Kislakoy mining field was selected as the first opencast mine to feed four power station blocks of 300 MW each. Slope instability has been a continuing problem in the Kislakoy opencast mine. Particularly complex failures along a noncircular failure surface appearing at the final slope stage and covering large areas in the mine increase the importance of slope stability. This study outlines the geotechnical characteristics of the lignite-bearing horizons and describes the causes and mechanisms of slope instabilities, which threaten the safety of the mine. Quantitative X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses were carried out using an interactive data processing system (SIROQUANT) based on Rietveld interpretation methods. Parametric slope stability analysis and backanalysis were carried out for the failure that occurred at the northwestern final slope stage of the mine. The SpencerWright limiting state equilibrium method was used in order to determine with confidence the most representative values of regional shear strength parameters, to explain the failure mechanism, and to assess the conditions at the time of failure. In the analysis, phreatic and piezometric surfaces were considered. Site observations and numerous backanalyses of the slope failure reveal that a compound slide occurred where gyttja (contact zone) layers rest directly on the lignite. Gyttja (contact zone) contains the weakest material within the system. The analysis showed that the main cause of the northwestern slope instability was the presence of the groundwater flow within a Quaternary aquifer (through buried valleys), reducing the effective shear strength of the slope materials. It is also noted from backanalysis that the gyttja (contact zone) layer presents a shear strength at, or approaching, the residual value at the time of failure.

Suphi Ural; Ferat Yuksel

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Sebastiano Bernuzzi; Alessandro Nagar; Anil Zenginoglu

2012-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe bounded by the event horizon and modified gravity theories  

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In this paper, we investigate the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe bounded by the event horizon. Here we consider homogeneous and isotropic model of the universe filled with perfect fluid in one case and in another case holographic model of the universe has been considered. In the third case the matter in the universe is taken in the form of non-interacting two fluid system as holographic dark energy and dust. Here we study the above cases in the Modified gravity, f(R) gravity.

Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A 3D electrical resistivity tomography survey to characterise the structure of a albeluvic tonguing horizon composed of distinct elementary pedological volumes  

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Abstract Water and gas transfer in porous media like soils are determined by their porous network, described by their structure. In soil, the horizon is usually considered to be elementary and homogeneous functioning system in the description of gas and water functioning. However, in some cases, a horizon is heterogeneous, and its structure is defined by the 3D arrangement of Elementary Pedological Volumes (EPVs). The horizon needs to be described in three dimensions to improve the characterisation of the structure and, consequently, the prediction of its hydraulic functioning. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of describing the 3D structure of a heterogeneous albeluvic tonguing soil horizon composed of a juxtaposition of silty white and clayey ochre EPVs, using 3D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT). Electrical measurements were compared with geostatistical analyses from soil photographs. We demonstrated that the resistivity of the white \\{EPVs\\} was greater than that of the ochre EPVs. In addition, the general soil structure and organisation of the soil horizon could be derived from the electrical resistivity data. We proposed a method to discretise the soil electrical resistivity into a binary system that corresponded to white and ochre volumes. Finally, a 3D representation of the soil structure was created that could be used to improve soil hydraulic models.

M. Sger; R. Gurin; A. Frison; H. Bourennane; G. Richard; I. Cousin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electroweak Corrections to Photon Scattering, Polarization and Lensing in a Gravitational Background and the Near Horizon Limit  

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We investigate the semiclassical approach to the lensing of photons in a spherically symmetric gravitational background, starting from Born level and include in our analysis the radiative corrections obtained from the electroweak theory for the graviton/photon/photon vertex. In this approach, the cross section is related to the angular variation of the impact parameter ($b$), which is then solved for $b$ as a function of the angle of deflection, and measured in horizon units ($b_h\\equiv b/(2 G M)$). Exact numerical solutions for the angular deflection are presented. The numerical analysis shows that perturbation theory in a weak background agrees with the classical Einstein formula for the deflection already at distances of the order of $20$ horizon units ($\\sim 20\\, b_h$) and it is optimal in the description both of very strong and weak lensings. We show that the electroweak corrections to the cross section are sizeable, becoming very significant for high energy gamma rays. Our analysis covers in energy most...

Coriano, Claudio; Maglio, Matteo Maria; Serino, Mirko

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electroweak Corrections to Photon Scattering, Polarization and Lensing in a Gravitational Background and the Near Horizon Limit  

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We investigate the semiclassical approach to the lensing of photons in a spherically symmetric gravitational background, starting from Born level and include in our analysis the radiative corrections obtained from the electroweak theory for the graviton/photon/photon vertex. In this approach, the cross section is related to the angular variation of the impact parameter ($b$), which is then solved for $b$ as a function of the angle of deflection, and measured in horizon units ($b_h\\equiv b/(2 G M)$). Exact numerical solutions for the angular deflection are presented. The numerical analysis shows that perturbation theory in a weak background agrees with the classical Einstein formula for the deflection already at distances of the order of $20$ horizon units ($\\sim 20\\, b_h$) and it is optimal in the description both of very strong and weak lensings. We show that the electroweak corrections to the cross section are sizeable, becoming very significant for high energy gamma rays. Our analysis covers in energy most of the photon spectrum, from the cosmic microwave background up to very high energy gamma rays, and scatterings with any value of the photon impact parameter. We also study the helicity-flip photon amplitude, which is of $O(\\alpha^2)$ in the weak coupling $\\alpha$, and its massless fermion limit, which involves the exchange of a conformal anomaly pole. The corresponding cross section is proportional to the Born level result and brings to a simple renormalization of Einsten's formula.

Claudio Coriano; Luigi Delle Rose; Matteo Maria Maglio; Mirko Serino

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

G. 't Hooft

2005-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Some effects of magnetic blowouts on arc interruption  

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z;i 2Lv +2r' - 2L' 8 LS 8 2L -2Lx +2r -2L (L-x)y~Pr' sin L -rs rL -rx ree, ~. O. ~ A 3'e'er Inte, : e' e lal and 18), Gi nn a~-'. Co. , Du' ten. EVALUATION OF SECOND INTEGRAL -x a ~r-z (H+zx+Ex ) J = -(25L+Y) K=M If the tri... . 390 . 320 1. 550 . '710 . 570 . l. )20 -350 1290 ~ 1340 7e, 612 65 I 4. 92 336 i 362 276 3o 2 5t APPENDIX II EVALUATION OF INTEGRALS EVALUATION OF FIRST INTEGRAL = L -2Lv +v where a ~ r -L v s. +bv +cv Iv I. dv 1 sin -2v 42L L sin...

Benish, Joe

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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"New horizons in cryobiology could be explored by nanotechnology, which has revolutionized multiple fields in science. Some of the advances in materials science and  

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Editorial "New horizons in cryobiology could be explored by nanotechnology, which has revolutionized multiple fields in science. Some of the advances in materials science and nanotechnology ... can-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical

Demirci, Utkan

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USF College of Marine Science Awarded $11M for Gulf Spill Research Selected as one of eight centers nationwide for continued studies of BP spill  

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of the Deepwater Horizon spill from the deep ocean to the fisheries, and specific ecosystem components Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico's ocean and coastal ecosystems and to build a better ways Horizon spill on key marine ecosystem processes and species. The goals of the research project include

Meyers, Steven D.

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Control technology assessment of hazardous waste disposal operations in chemicals manufacturing: walk-through survey report of E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, Chambers Works, Deepwater, New Jersey  

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A walk through survey was conducted to assess control technology for hazardous wastes disposal operations at du Pont de Nemours and Company (SIC-2800), Deepwater, New Jersey in November 1981. Hazardous wastes generated at the facility were disposed of by incineration, wastewater and thermal treatment, and landfilling. Engineering controls for the incineration process and at the landfill were noted. At the landfill, water from a tank trailer was sprayed periodically to suppress dust generation. Vapor control devices, such as spot scrubbers, were used during transfer of organic wastes from trailers and drums to storage prior to incineration. Wastes were also recirculated to prevent build up of grit in the strainers. The company conducted area monitoring for nitrobenzene (98953) and amines at the landfill and personal monitoring for chloramines at the incinerator. Half mask dust respirators were worn by landfill operators. Operators who unloaded and emptied drums at the incinerator were required to wear face masks, rubber gloves, and boots. The author concludes that disposal of hazardous wastes at the facility is state of the art. An in depth survey is recommended.

Anastas, M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seven days: 1521 October 2010  

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... Offshore drilling The Obama administration has lifted its temporary ban on deep-water exploratory oil and ... oil and gas drilling, which was imposed after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Announcing the decision on 12 October, it said that ...

2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DOUGLAS HELTON  

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in the Deepwater Horizon response and natural resource damage assessment process associated with the Deepwater-up priorities. 2. As a natural resource trustee, NOAA conducts a joint Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) with co-trustees to assess and restore natural resources injured by the oil spill. NRDA also assesses

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Catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in AprilMay 2010  

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The evolution of oil pollution in the Gulf of Mexico from April 20 to May 28, 2010, which resulted from the accident on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform that occurred on April 20, 2010,...

O. Yu. Lavrova; A. G. Kostianoy

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecologists brace for oil spill damage  

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... The pipeline from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded 80 kilometres ... that exploded 80 kilometres offshore on 20 April and sank two days later has been spewing out a plume of ...

Amanda Mascarelli

2010-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Azadegan, A. 2013 SupplyChainDisruptions,  

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of America (PCA) at its Blakely, Georgia processing plant. · Human Casualty: ­ In late 2008 and early 2009 semi-submersible exploratory offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. What

Lin, Xiaodong

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CMOP Undergraduate Intern Mentoring Opportunity Deadline: March 28, 2011  

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in the Gulf of Mexico is a striking example of the threat caused by the accidental on the Deepwater Horizon spill #12;indicates that some fractions of crude oil will dissolve

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Page 1 of 1 Statement of  

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a SeagliderTM. Three Seagliders are presently deployed in the Gulf of Mexico around the DeepWater Horizon oil of crude oil venting from the seafloor. An oil "vent", not "spill", and the connection to an active ocean

Hickey, Barbara

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WRITTEN STATEMENT OF JANE LUBCHENCO, Ph.D.  

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ON "OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF OIL AND GAS STRATEGY AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE DEEPWATER HORIZON RIG EXPLOSION forecasts the movement and behavior of spilled oil, evaluates the risk to resources, conducts overflight

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OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY DELIVERY AND ENERGY RELIABILITY (OE)  

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1 Deepwater Horizon Situation Report #1 April 30, 2010 (4:00 PM EDT) http://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/emergency_sit_rpt.aspx Overview: At approximately 11:00 pm EDT April 20, 2010 an explosion occurred aboard the Deepwater Horizon mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) located 52 miles Southeast of Venice, LA and 130 miles southeast of New Orleans, LA. Deepwater Horizon is owned and operated by Transocean Ltd. and BP owns the license under which the drilling was being performed. The MODU was drilling an exploratory well and was not producing oil at the time of the incident. As a result of the explosion and fire, 11 of the 126 crewmembers remain missing. The Deepwater Horizon MODU sank 1,500 feet northwest of the well site. Crude oil is leaking from

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Sunlight creates oxygenated species in water-soluble fractions...  

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a t Sunlight creates oxygenated species in water-soluble fractions of Deepwater horizon oil Phoebe Z. Ray a , Huan Chen b , David C. Podgorski b,c , Amy M. McKenna b , Matthew A....

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Validity of the Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamics of the Universe Bounded by the Event Horizon in Holographic Dark Energy Model  

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In this letter, we investigate the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe bounded by the event horizon in the holographic dark energy model. The universe is chosen to be homogeneous and isotropic and the validity of the first law has been assumed here. The matter in the universe is taken in the form of non-interacting two fluid system- one component is the holographic dark energy model and the other component is in the form of dust.

Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2010-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Does the validity of the first law of thermodynamics imply that the generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe is bounded by the event horizon?  

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In this work we examine the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe with the event horizon as the boundary assuming the first law of thermodynamics. We consider a homogeneous and isotropic model of the universe, filled with perfect fluid having an arbitrary equation of state. We study the validity of the generalized second law both in Einstein and EinsteinGaussBonnet (EGB) gravity.

Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The generalized second law in irreversible thermodynamics for the interacting dark energy in a non-flat FRW universe enclosed by the apparent horizon  

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We investigate the validity of the generalized second law in irreversible thermodynamics in a non-flat FRW universe containing the interacting dark energy with cold dark matter. The boundary of the universe is assumed to be enclosed by the dynamical apparent horizon. We show that for the present time, the generalized second law in nonequilibrium thermodynamics is satisfied for the special range of the energy transfer constants.

K. Karami; S. Ghaffari

2009-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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On the global uniqueness for the Einstein-Maxwell-scalar field system with a cosmological constant. Part 2: Structure of the solutions and stability of the Cauchy horizon  

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This paper is the second part of a trilogy dedicated to the following problem: given spherically symmetric characteristic initial data for the Einstein-Maxwell-scalar field system with a cosmological constant $\\Lambda$, with the data on the outgoing initial null hypersurface given by a subextremal Reissner-Nordstrom black hole event horizon, study the future extendibility of the corresponding maximal globally hyperbolic development as a "suitably regular" Lorentzian manifold. In the first paper of this sequence, we established well posedness of the characteristic problem with general initial data. In this second paper, we generalize the results of Dafermos on the stability of the radius function at the Cauchy horizon by including a cosmological constant. This requires a considerable deviation from the strategy followed by Dafermos, focusing on the level sets of the radius function instead of the red-shift and blue-shift regions. We also present new results on the global structure of the solution when the free data is not identically zero in a neighborhood of the origin. In the third and final paper, we will consider the issue of mass inflation and extendibility of solutions beyond the Cauchy horizon.

Joo L. Costa; Pedro M. Giro; Jos Natrio; Jorge Drumond Silva

2014-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

365

LLNL 1981: technical horizons  

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

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Receding Horizon Covariance Control  

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is an embedded submanifold of Rn. An integral curve x(t) of f is a trajectory in M tangent to the vector eld at all points along the curve, i.e. f(x(t)) = _x(t). For every initial condition x0 2 M there exists an > 0 and a neighborhood U of x0 such that x0... is taken into an integral curve x(t) by the ow, which is the map given by : ( ; ) U !M . We adopt the shorthand (t; x0) =: t(x0) = x(t). It is known that t : U ! t(U) is a di eomorphism onto its image satisfying 0(x) = x, t+s(x) = t s...

Wendel, Eric

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

367

Deepwater Ports: Issue Mixes Supertankers, Land Policy  

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...building of terminals offshore in naturally deep...into the prevailing wind and sea; (ii...extends to a tank farm ashore; (iv) a...proposed Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP...the licensing of offshore termi-nals and...facilities (tank farms and pipeline) clearly...

Luther J. Carter

1973-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

368

Deepwater Internal Wave Study and Application  

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and ocean currents. Although their effects on floating drilling platforms and their riser systems have not been extensively studied, in the past these waves have seriously disrupted offshore exploration and drilling operations. In particular, a drill pipe...

Jiang, Lei

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

369

WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DAVID WESTERHOLM  

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in the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill response and the use of dispersants. My name is David Westerholm and I am Horizon oil spill, for which BP is a responsible party; NOAA's role in use of dispersants and restore natural resources injured by the oil spill. NRDA also assesses the lost uses of those resources

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A Spirit Level to Be Fixed to a Quadrant for Taking a Meridional Altitude at Sea, When the Horizon is Not Visible. By John Hadley, Esq; V. Pr. R. S.  

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...Fixed to a Quadrant for Taking a Meridional Altitude at Sea, When the Horizon is Not Visible. By John Hadley, Esq; V. Pr. R. S. John Hadley The Royal Society is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve, and extend access to Philosophical...

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Bomb-Pulse Chlorine-36 At The Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository Horizon: An Investigation Of Previous Conflicting Results And Collection Of New Data  

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Previous studies by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) found elevated ratios of chlorine-36 to total chloride ({sup 36}Cl/Cl) in samples of rock collected from the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) and the Enhanced Characterization of the Repository Block (ECRB) at Yucca Mountain as the tunnels were excavated. The data were interpreted as an indication that fluids containing 'bomb-pulse' {sup 36}Cl reached the repository horizon in the {approx}50 years since the peak period of above-ground nuclear testing. Moreover, the data support the concept that so-called fast pathways for infiltration not only exist but are active, possibly through a combination of porous media, faults and/or other geologic features. Due to the significance of {sup 36}Cl data to conceptual models of unsaturated zone flow and transport, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) was requested by the Department of Energy (DOE) to design and implement a study to validate the LANL findings. The USGS chose to drill new boreholes at select locations across zones where bomb-pulse ratios had previously been identified. The drill cores were analyzed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for {sup 36}Cl/Cl using both active and passive leaches, with the USGS/LLNL concluding that the active leach extracted too much rock-Cl and the passive leach did not show bomb-pulse ratios. Because consensus was not reached between the USGS/LLNL and LANL on several fundamental points, including the conceptual strategy for sampling, interpretation and use of tritium ({sup 3}H) data, and the importance and interpretation of blanks, in addition to the presence or absence of bomb-pulse {sup 36}Cl, an evaluation by an independent entity, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), using new samples was initiated. This report is the result of that study. The overall objectives of the UNLV study were to investigate the source or sources of the conflicting results from the previous validation study, and to obtain additional data to determine whether or not there are bomb-pulse isotopes at the repository horizon. To that en4 we have engaged in discussions with previous investigators, reviewed reports, and analyzed archived samples. We have also collected new samples of rock from the ESF, soil profiles from the surface of Yucca Mountain, and opportunistic samples of seep water from inside the south ramp of the ESF.

J. Cizdziel

2006-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Richard Lazarus Named as Executive Director of National Commission on the  

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Richard Lazarus Named as Executive Director of National Commission Richard Lazarus Named as Executive Director of National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Richard Lazarus Named as Executive Director of National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling June 22, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - The co-chairs of the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling have selected a highly regarded Georgetown University law professor to serve as the commission's executive director. Richard Lazarus, the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law at Georgetown, will lead the staff of the commission and work at the direction of co-chairs - former two-term Florida Governor and former U.S. Senator Bob Graham and former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

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Bomb-Pulse Chlorine-36 at the Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository Horizon: An Investigation of Previous Conflicting Results and Collection of New Data  

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Previous studies Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) found elevated ratios of chlorine-36 to total chloride (36Cl/Cl) in samples of rock collected from the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) at Yucca Mountain (YM). The data were interpreted as an indication that fluids containing bomb-pulse 36Cl reached the repository horizon in the ~50 years since the peak period of above-ground nuclear testing. Due to the significance of 36Cl data to conceptual models of unsaturated zone flow, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) implemented a study to validate the LANL findings. The USGS drilled new boreholes at select locations across zones where bomb-pulse ratios had previously been identified. The drill cores were analyzed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Because consensus was not reached between the USGS/LLNL and LANL on several fundamental points including the presence or absence of bomb-pulse 36Cl, an evaluation by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), was initiated. The overall objectives of the UNLV study were to investigate the source of the validation studys conflicting results, and to obtain additional data on bomb-pulse isotopes at the repository horizon. UNLV engaged in discussions with previous investigators, reviewed reports, and analyzed archived samples. UNLV also collected new samples of rock from the ESF, soil profiles from the surface of YM, and samples of seep water from inside the ESF. Samples were analyzed for 36Cl/Cl ratios, and 99Tc and 129I in select samples. A column experiment was conducted mimicking the passage of bomb-pulse 36Cl through YM tuff. The work faced several obstacles including an extended shutdown of the tunnel. Only one sample yielded a background corrected 36Cl/Cl ratio that was higher than the accepted bomb-pulse threshold (1250 x 10-15). Specimen 01034214 obtained from the Drill Hole Wash fault (19+33) had a ratio of 1590 80 (1?) x10-15, whereas the other separate sample from this fault zone yielded 1160 50 (1?) x 10-15. Three samples collected from Alcove 6 averaged 490 100 (1?) x10-15; a sample from Sundance Fault resulted in a ratio of 920 60 (1?) x10-15, and a sample from the Bow Ridge Fault produced 530 20 (1?) x10-15. The results are significant because: 1) they tend to be lower than LANL data for comparable samples, albeit in agreement with the range of data produced in the area, and 2) they show that a bomb-pulse 36Cl/Cl ratio was measured in rock collected at the repository horizon level by a second and independent group of investigators (UNLV). Because of time UNLV was not able to replicate the results, and these few data points are insufficient to draw major and definitive conclusions. Leachates of soil samples collected from the surface above the ESF yielded several ratios with bomb-pulse 36Cl, particularly for samples encompassing the wetting front. Soil samples collected above the south ramp, where there was limited soil coverage due to a large amount of rock outcrop, had relatively large ratios ranging from 2170 110 (1?) x10-15 to 5670 350 (1?) x10-15. Soil samples from profiles from above the north ramp ranged from 820 70 (1?) x10-15 to 2390 160 (1?) x10-15, which compare favorably with previous measurements near the site. Water seepage into the ESF south ramp and 36Cl standards made from NIST material were also analyzed. The standards were produced to have nominal 36Cl/Cl ratios (10-15) of 500, 2,500 and 10,000 and the results showed good agreement with the calculated ratios. The seepage samples ranged between 680 40 (1?) x10-15 to 1110 40 (1?) x10-15, consistent with that found for modern meteoric water, with a small bomb-pulse component. Bomb-pulse 36Cl may not have been incorporated in this fast-path water because the surface above the infiltration zone consists mostly of outcrop and the flow pathways have probably mostly been leached. 99Tc was measured in five of nine leaches of ESF rock but poor analytical recoveries and lack of data overlap with 36Cl limit interpretations of these data

Cizdziel, James

2006-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

374

Horizons of fractional Brownian surfaces  

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...tj 2 T 2 where the in mum is over all 1; : : : ; m, 1; : : : ; m0 2 R, v1; : : : ; vm 2 V and t1; : : : ; tm0 2 T . By rede ning the j; j by taking appropriate linear combinations in the sums, we get that var > inf E j jX(vj) j jX(tj ) : vj 2...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Multi-horizon stochastic programming  

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Aug 26, 2013 ... Keywords: stochastic programming, multistage, energy planning ..... strategic scale such as spot market energy prices require a different...

2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

376

Particle Physics at Discovery's Horizon  

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ideas and technologies of particle physics have entered the mainstream of society to transform the way we live. The production of superconducting magnets at the heart of MRI...

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The New Horizons of Bioenergy  

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

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2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

378

Horizon thermodynamics and composite metrics  

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

Lorenzo Sindoni

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America  

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inventory of accidents including the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska and violations, due to the self-rule in which oil

Ferrara, Enzo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Well blowout rates in California Oil and Gas District 4--Update and Trends  

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geologic assessment of oil and gas in the San Joaquin BasinRates in California Oil and Gas District 4 Update andoccurring in California Oil and Gas District 4 during the

Benson, Sally M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test plan: Sealing of the Disturbed Rock Zone (DRZ), including Marker Bed 139 (MB139) and the overlying halite, below the repository horizon, at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Small-scale seal performance test-series F  

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This test plan describes activities intended to demonstrate equipment and techniques for producing, injecting, and evaluating microfine cementitious grout. The grout will be injected in fractured rock located below the repository horizon at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). These data are intended to support the development of the Alcove Gas Barrier System (AGBS), the design of upcoming, large-scale seal tests, and ongoing laboratory evaluations of grouting efficacy. Degradation of the grout will be studied in experiments conducted in parallel with the underground grouting experiment.

Ahrens, E.H.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test plan: Sealing of the Disturbed Rock Zone (DRZ), including Marker Bed 139 (MB139) and the overlying halite, below the repository horizon, at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. [Cementitious grout into fractured WIPP rock  

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This test plan describes activities intended to demonstrate equipment and techniques for producing, injecting, and evaluating microfine cementitious grout. The grout will be injected in fractured rock located below the repository horizon at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). These data are intended to support the development of the Alcove Gas Barrier System (AGBS), the design of upcoming, large-scale seal tests, and ongoing laboratory evaluations of grouting efficacy. Degradation of the grout will be studied in experiments conducted in parallel with the underground grouting experiment.

Ahrens, E.H.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Seven days: 1420 March 2014  

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... once more be allowed to bid for US leases to drill for oil and gas offshore, after the company reached an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ... barred from new federal contracts in November 2012, two years after its Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico was involved in a massive oil spill. The agreement ...

2014-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

384

Newsmaker of the year: In the eye of the storm  

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... is her eleventh trip to the Gulf of Mexico region since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on 20April, unleashing the largest single marine spill in US history. With ... the spill, who regularly briefed President Obama and rarely rested. Two weeks after the rig exploded, she ran into an old friend at a party in Washington. ...

Richard Monastersky

2010-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Seven days: 1420 October 2011  

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... Oil-spill charges The US government's offshore-drilling regulator last week formally charged BP with seven safety violations in the lead up ... the lead up to the April 2010 explosion on the firm's Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. BP's contractors, Halliburton and Transocean, were each ...

2011-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

386

Determining the Fate of Methane Released from the Seafloor in Deep and Shallow Water Environments  

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) concentration, CH4 concentration and stable isotopic ratios were conducted at two contrasting sites: the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and the natural seep field near Coal Oil Point (COP), CA. The investigation of 1316 DO...

Du, Mengran

2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

387

A Method for Quantitative Mapping of Thick Oil Spills Using Imaging Spectroscopy  

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....................................................................................................................................................14 Figures 1. Image of oil emulsion from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico offA Method for Quantitative Mapping of Thick Oil Spills Using Imaging Spectroscopy By Roger N. Clark (AVIRIS) Team, 2010, A method for quantitative mapping of thick oil spills using imaging spectroscopy: U

Torgersen, Christian

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National Museum of Natural History. Since this permanent exhibit opened in 2008, more than 15 million people have visited. The team won the Depart-  

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- sea animals were brought to the surface without harming their eyes, using light-tight, pressurized be connected to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. OER continues to be involved in damage assessment and long in 2010 to obtain early and valuable data about the potential advance of oil and dispersants and to assess

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hboi.fau.edu P. 1 Drill for Oil Spill Answers  

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hboi.fau.edu P. 1 Drill for Oil Spill Answers Dr. Peter McCarthy examines the differences, Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months before a temporary Associate Amber Garr are working in their lab to determine what oil and dispersant exposure does

Fernandez, Eduardo

390

WRITTEN STATEMENT OF JANE LUBCHENCO, Ph.D.  

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in the Deepwater Horizon response, natural resource damage assessment, and restoration; NOAA's assets, data-up priorities. 2. Conduct a joint natural resource damage assessment with other trustees with the goal to meet our Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs. NOAA is also a natural resource trustee

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Conceptual Framework for the Use of Fish Parasites as Bioindicators of Acute and Chronic  

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Environmental Perturbation After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico 1Auburn University: Yucatan, Gulf of Mexico- exploratory oil well Ixtoc explodes, sinks (10.8, 5%) March 24th, 1989: Prince: Gulf of Mexico- oil tanker Megaborg fire (378, 189%) January 21st, 1991: Kuwait- Gulf War I, Iraqi

Kane, Andrew S.

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Science, Service, Stewards hip Frequently Asked Questions about Marine Mammal  

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and dolphins) species in the Gulf of Mexico, several have been observed swimming through oil in both coastal this and previous oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. Are the numbers of stranded marine mammals during this oil spill Mammal Rescue and Intervention Plans in Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill What species

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Phase III Proposed Early Restoration Project Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi Texas  

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are proposing six recreational use projects in Bay County. As a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Access along Florida's Gulf Coast: City of Mexico Beach Marina project would remove and replace eighteen surface and increasing the width at the existing Mexico Beach Canal Park boat ramp in the City of Mexico

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GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 40, 61716175, doi:10.1002/2013GL058624, 2013 Drifter motion in the Gulf of Mexico constrained by altimetric  

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observed in satellite images of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). A recent example is the Deepwater Horizon oil in the Gulf of Mexico constrained by altimetric Lagrangian coherent structures M. J. Olascoaga,1 F. J. Beron from the Grand Lagrangian Deployment (GLAD) in the Gulf of Mexico. This material attraction is largely

Ozgökmen, Tamay M.

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FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: February 18, 2014 Jess Beck, Jess.Beck@noaa.gov FB14-012  

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of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill on offshore aquaculture in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. After 85 days, the well was successfully capped. In 2011, NOAA Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a draft

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Plumes in the environment Sources: vulcan.wr.usgs.gov, geography.hunter.cuny.edu, earthobservatory.nasa.gov  

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havoc for the European airline industry · BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico Source: www.boston.com/thebigpicture Thursday, January 26, 2012 #12;Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Sources: wikipedia, www.boston.com/thebigpicture Thursday, January 26, 2012 #12;Oil

Flynn, Morris R.

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WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DAVID M. KENNEDY  

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resources injured by the oil spill. NRDA also assesses the lost uses of those resources in the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. My name is David Kennedy and I am the Acting Assistant the critical roles NOAA serves during oil spills and the importance of our contributions to protect and restore

398

WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DOUGLAS HELTON  

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resources injured by the oil spill. NRDA also assesses the lost uses of those resources AND TECHNOLOGY NEEDS FOR OIL SPILL RECOVERY BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE Administration's (NOAA's) role in the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and NOAA's role in oil spill

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WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DEPUTY CHIEF, ASSESSMENT AND RESTORATION DIVISION  

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by the oil spill. NRDA also assesses the lost uses of those resources, such as recreational fishing, canoeing damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill. My name is Tony Penn and I am the Deputy Chief the opportunity to discuss the critical roles NOAA serves during and following oil spills and the importance

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Oil Spill Detection and Mapping Along the Gulf of Mexico Coastline Based on Imaging Spectrometer Data  

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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico between April and July 2010 demonstrated the importance of synoptic oil-spill monitoring in coastal environments via remote-sensing methods. This study focuses on terrestrial oil-spill detection...

Arslan, Meryem Damla

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase III Proposed Early Restoration Project Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi Texas  

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to be constructed at various depths. The deep water "nearshore reefs" would have a single, prefabricated modular, in less than 20 feet deep water and within 950 feet of shore. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural ResourcePhase III Proposed Early Restoration Project Alabama · Florida · Louisiana · Mississippi · Texas

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY BERKELEY DAVIS IRVINE LOS ANGELES MERCED RIVERSIDE SAN DIEGO SAN FRANCISCO SANTA BARBARA SANTA CRUZ  

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Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling 1 Thomas Circle, N.W. Washington, D, we provide specific recommendations to help ensure that future offshore drilling in "new frontier in the fields of offshore drilling and operations, geology, accident investigations, organizational management

Silver, Whendee

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria enriched by the  

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of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA The massive influx of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico during of crude oil entered the Gulf of Mexico over a period of 84 days (20 April to 15 July 2010) (McNutt et al: Microbial population and community ecology Keywords: biodegradation; Deepwater Horizon; Gulf of Mexico

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5/10/10 7:10 AMUntitled Page 1 of 3  

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) -- With millions of gallons crude oil being spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 20, is now estimated to be disgorging some 210,000 gallons of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico 227,000 tons heavy crude oil that ultimately stained nearly 200 miles of coastline. The spill

Hazen, Terry

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An Effective Dispersant for Oil Spills Based on Food-Grade Amphiphiles  

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examined the ability of food-grade amphiphiles to disperse (emulsify) crude oil in seawater. Our studies to coalescence for a much longer time. The smaller size and stability of crude oil droplets are believed-4 In the case of a large oil spill such as the Deepwater Horizon event in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, over 2

Rubloff, Gary W.

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WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DAVID WESTERHOLM  

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; natural resource damage assessment; short and long-term environmental impacts of this oil spillWRITTEN STATEMENT OF DAVID WESTERHOLM DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF RESPONSE AND RESTORATION NATIONAL OCEAN RESOURCES AT RISK: THE SHORT AND LONG TERM IMPACTS OF THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITEE

Meyers, Steven D.

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FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: March 11, 2014 Jess.Beck@noaa.gov FB14-012  

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submitted the Aquaculture Plan which included a final programmatic environmental impact statement possible environmental impacts of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill on offshore aquaculture in federal, to be considered by NOAA Fisheries. Electronic copies of the Aquaculture Plan and final programmatic environmental

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Swartz: Oil on the coasts? 'We will never, ever get By SALLY SWARTZ  

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Swartz: Oil on the coasts? 'We will never, ever get it off.' By SALLY SWARTZ Posted: 7:58 p the Deepwater Horizon oil spill for a long time, a geologist who worked for the oil industry told Martin County great, Mr. Egan said. "But scratch the surface of the sand, and you hit tar. Oil got into the food chain

Belogay, Eugene A.

409

The Temperature Prediction in Deepwater Drilling of Vertical Well  

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.................................................................................................. 30 3.4 Geothermal Gradient ................................................................................ 30 3.5 Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient ............................................................ 30... ............................................................................................ 47 vii ? Page 5.2 Conservation Of Energy ........................................................................... 47 5.3 Steady-state Heat Transfer Model...

Feng, Ming

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

410

MMS 2006-074 Exploratory Study of Deepwater Currents  

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: Technical Report Authors Kathleen Donohue Peter Hamilton Kevin Leaman Robert Leben Mark Prater Evans Waddell) 736-2519 or 1-800-200-GULF CITATION Donohue, K., P. Hamilton, K. Leaman, R. Leben, M. Prater, D.R and are greatly appreciated. SAIC program personnel, Paul Blankinship (Data Management) and James Singer (Field

Rhode Island, University of

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MMS 2006-073 Exploratory Study of Deepwater Currents  

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: Executive Summary Authors Kathleen Donohue Peter Hamilton Kevin Leaman Robert Leben Mark Prater Evans) 736-2519 or 1-800-200-GULF CITATION Donohue, K., P. Hamilton, K. Leaman, R. Leben, M. Prater, D.R appreciated. SAIC program personnel, Paul Blankinship (Data Management) and James Singer (Field Operations

Rhode Island, University of

412

Solutions and procedures to assure the flow in deepwater conditions  

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Petrobras has been developing deep water oil fields located in Campos Basin, a vanguard subsea project which faces big challenges, one of them wax deposition in production flowlines. So, since 1990, Petrobras has been studying methods to prevent and remove paraffin-wax deposits. Tests of techniques based on chemical inhibition of crystal growth, thermo-chemical cleaning (SGN), mechanical cleaning (pigging), electrical heating and thermal insulation were done and the main results obtained at CENPES (Petrobras R and D Center) started to be used in the field in 1993. This paper presents solutions and procedures which has been used to minimize oil production losses at Campos Basin -- Brazil.

Gomes, M.G.F.M.; Pereira, F.B.; Lino, A.C.F.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mississippi Canyon 252 Incident NRDA Tier 1 for Deepwater Communities  

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, and are visible on Google Earth. With 3D seismic data obtained by the oil and gas industry for geophysical invertebrates, and very small abundant planktivorous fishes in the mesophotic habitats. Oil fouling and death

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Understanding the thermal evolution of deep-water continental margins  

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... exploration risks are potentially much higher. The bulk of major hydrocarbon fields located in shallow-water depths (that is, up to 200 m) have probably been located, if one ... Over the past ten years, there has been a relentless drive to explore ever-increasing water depths. This drive has been stimulated by an engineering technology that has allowed us ...

Nicky White; Mark Thompson; Tony Barwise

2003-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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deepwater_current_proj | netl.doe.gov  

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Martin 09121-3300-06 High Resolution 3D Laser Imaging for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, and Operations 3D at Depth, LLC 09121-3300-08 Sensors and Processing for Pipe,...

416

Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee Elena Melchert Acting Designated...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

of gas and liquid leak in open water. * Heat leak detection and mapping during offshore pipeline inspection. * Independent of water clarity. o Safety & Environment Impact * Can...

417

Experimental and numerical analysis of a deepwater mini-TLP  

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As the quest for oil and gas resources drives the industry to ever deeper waters, model testing still represents an essential step after numerical modeling when designing offshore platforms in these hostile environments. In an attempt to better...

Guichard, Aurelien

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

418

Development of design tool for statically equivalent deepwater mooring systems  

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tests is the depth and spatial limitations in wave basins. It is therefore important to design and build equivalent mooring systems to ensure that the static properties (global restoring forces and global stiffness) of the prototype floater are matched...

Udoh, Ikpoto Enefiok

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

419

FE's Ultra-Deepwater Program focuses on spill prevention, safety...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

6, 2014 - 1:44pm Addthis Nearly everyone recognizes that prudent development of domestic oil and natural gas resources will continue to be an important part of U.S. energy strategy...

420

Response to Comment on "Evolution of the Macondo Well Blowout: Simulating the Effects of the Circulation and Synthetic Dispersants  

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al.6 studied oil droplet diameters in a wave tank and measured mean oil droplet diameters (by mass al.1 to suggest the presence of gas bubbles can explain this purported increase the oil droplet size of the Circulation and Synthetic Dispersants on the Subsea Oil Transport" The comments by Adams et al.1 question

Paris-Limouzy, Claire B.

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Numerical simulations of the Macondo well blowout reveal strong control of oil flow by reservoir permeability and exsolution of gas  

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of natural gas in oil) STB Stock Tank Barrel ( one barrel oftank barrel (scf/STB). Gas solubility increases with pressure such that oilgas in oil is given by SGOR which has units of standard cubic feet per stock-tank

Oldenburg, C.M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Numerical simulations of the Macondo well blowout reveal strong control of oil flow by reservoir permeability and exsolution of gas  

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simulation of reservoir depletion and oil flow from themodel included the oil reservoir and the well with a toppressures of the deep oil reservoir, to a two-phase oil-gas

Oldenburg, C.M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Numerical simulations of the Macondo well blowout reveal strong control of oil flow by reservoir permeability and exsolution of gas  

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for estimates of the oil and gas flow rate from the Macondoteam and carried out oil and gas flow simulations using theoil-gas system. The flow of oil and gas was simulated using

Oldenburg, C.M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Science Express Logo Report  

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/ www.sciencexpress.org / 6 Jan 2011 / Page 1 / 10.1126/science.1199697 / www.sciencexpress.org / 6 Jan 2011 / Page 1 / 10.1126/science.1199697 Methane was the most abundant hydrocarbon released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Beyond relevancy to this anthropogenic event, this methane release simulates a rapid and relatively short-term natural release from hydrates into deepwater. Based on methane and oxygen distributions measured at 207 stations throughout the affected region, we find that within ~120 days from the onset of release ~3.0 × 10 10 to 3.9 × 10 10 moles of oxygen were respired, primarily by methanotrophs, and left behind a residual microbial community containing methanotrophic bacteria. We suggest that a vigorous deepwater bacterial bloom respired nearly all the released methane within this time,

425

A Robust Four-Fluid Transient Flow Simulator as an Analysis and Decision Making Tool for Dynamic Kill Operation  

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The worst scenario of drilling operation is blowout which is uncontrolled flow of formation fluid into the wellbore. Blowouts result in environmental damage with potential risk of injuries and fatalities. Although not all blowouts result in disaster...

Haghshenas, Arash

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

426

Horizon Wind Energy | Open Energy Information  

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Address 808 Travis Address 808 Travis Place Houston, Texas Zip 77002 Sector Wind energy Product Wind energy developer Website http://www.horizonwind.com/ Coordinates 29.758748°, -95.36534° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":29.758748,"lon":-95.36534,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

427

www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS  

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-1996, Felker worked in senior engineering positions at Kenetech Windpower. As manager of engineering modeling

Crawford, T. Daniel

428

To Boldly Go... Leading Beyond the Horizon  

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. YingSusan X. Ying #12;2 The Triumphs of 50 Years of Flight Boeing 787 De Havilland Comets Human Powered aircraft Lockheed SR-71 GPS fully Operational Apollo Moon Landing Boeing 747 Solar Challenger Space Shuttle

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429

Invariance Violation Extends the Cosmic Ray Horizon?  

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We postulate in the present paper that the energy-momentum relation is modified for very high energy particles to violate Lorentz invariance and the speed of photon is changed from the light velocity c. The violation effect is amplified, in a sensitive way to detection, through the modified kinematical constraints on the conservation of energy and momentum, in the absorption process of gamma-rays colliding against photons of longer wavelengths and converting into an electron-positron pair. For gamma-rays of energies higher than 10 TeV, the minimum energy of the soft photons for the reaction and then the absorption mean free path of gamma-rays are altered by orders of magnitude from the ones conventionally estimated. Consideration is similarly applied to high energy cosmic ray protons. The consequences may require the standard assumptions on the maximum distance that very high energy radiation can travel from to be revised.

Kifune, T

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Invariance Violation Extends the Cosmic Ray Horizon ?  

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We postulate in the present paper that the energy-momentum relation is modified for very high energy particles to violate Lorentz invariance and the speed of photon is changed from the light velocity c. The violation effect is amplified, in a sensitive way to detection, through the modified kinematical constraints on the conservation of energy and momentum, in the absorption process of gamma-rays colliding against photons of longer wavelengths and converting into an electron-positron pair. For gamma-rays of energies higher than 10 TeV, the minimum energy of the soft photons for the reaction and then the absorption mean free path of gamma-rays are altered by orders of magnitude from the ones conventionally estimated. Consideration is similarly applied to high energy cosmic ray protons. The consequences may require the standard assumptions on the maximum distance that very high energy radiation can travel from to be revised.

T. Kifune

1999-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

431

www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS  

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.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative calls for an aggressive reduction in the overall systems costs by 75 are impressive, much work remains in addressing the challenges toward fully realizing the SunShot goal. The talk of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative. At DOE, he sets the science and technology

Crawford, T. Daniel

432

NASA's New Horizons Mission Dr. Henry Throop  

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! It will fly past Pluto, take pictures, and send them back over its radio. It will keep flying - it doesn and Charon, and masses of flyby KBOs. ·Measure disk- averaged microwave brightness temperatures (4.2 cm

Throop, Henry

433

New Horizons for High Redshifts Conference Summary  

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& associated fields confirmed by independent groups: Bouwens et al (2011), McLure et al (2011), Bunker (Wilkins 14.8 hours R~2000 Claims 6.0 detection Bunker et al (2011) VLT X-Shooter 5 hours R~5100 Expected 3

Greer, Julia R.

434

Absorption on horizon-wrapped branes  

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We compute the absorption cross section of space-time scalars on a static D2 rane, in global coordinates, wrapped on the S^2 of an AdS_2 X S^2 X CY_3 geometry. We discuss its relevance for the construction of the dual quantum mechanics of Calabi-Yau black holes.

S. Ansari; G. Panotopoulos; I. Sachs

2009-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

435

Horizon Operator Approach to Black Hole Quantization  

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

G. 't Hooft

1994-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

436

On horizons and the cosmic landscape  

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Susskind claims in his recent book The Cosmic Landscape that evidence for the existence and nature of `pocket universes' in a multiverse would be available in the detailed nature of the Cosmic Blackbody Background Radiation that constantly bathes all parts of our observable universe. I point out that acceptance of the complex chain of argument involved does not imply possible experimental verification of multiverses at the present time. Rather this claim relates only to theoretically possible observations in the very far future of the universe.

George F R Ellis

2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

437

NEW HORIZONS NORTHWEST MICHIGAN HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION  

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important fruit crops, including wine grapes, plums, peaches, apricots, pears, strawberries and raspberries for the fruit industry. #12;2 Objective 1: Continue to improve the quality, convenience and timeliness of real-time information that will enhance IPM implementation. Action: · Increase the amount of information

438

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21 - 24030 of 26,764 results. 21 - 24030 of 26,764 results. Download Plain Writing Implementation Plan http://energy.gov/downloads/plain-writing-implementation-plan Page Data from Deepwater Horizon http://energy.gov/about-us/open-government/data-deepwater-horizon Download SORN Template and Guidance Privacy Act System of Records Notice (PDF) http://energy.gov/cio/downloads/sorn-template-and-guidance Download Aspen: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SE-1602) DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Aspen Manufacturing finding that indoor unit model AEW244 and outdoor unit model NCPC-424-3010 of residential split system central air conditioning system do not comport with the energy conservation standards. http://energy.gov/gc/downloads/aspen-noncompliance-determination-2011-se-1602

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Advisory Committees | Department of Energy  

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Committees Committees Advisory Committees Pictured above is the award-winning Flow Rate Technical Group/Nodal Analysis Team whose advisory services provided a swift and effective response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The team put forth a multi-agency effort critical to estimating the rate of oil flowing into the Gulf and, in turn, to developing options to cap the well. Pictured above is the award-winning Flow Rate Technical Group/Nodal Analysis Team whose advisory services provided a swift and effective response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The team put forth a multi-agency effort critical to estimating the rate of oil flowing into the Gulf and, in turn, to developing options to cap the well. The Office of Fossil Energy actively manages and/or oversees several

440

DOE Joint Genome Institute: Waves of Berkeley Lab Responders Deploy Omics  

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1, 2012 1, 2012 Waves of Berkeley Lab Responders Deploy Omics to Track Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Cleanup Microbes In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago, various strategies were deployed to prevent 4.9 million barrels of light crude oil from fouling the waters and reaching the shores. A team of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers found that nature also played a role in the dispersal process as marine microbial communities responded to the oil plume that made its way from the wellhead at a depth of 5,000 feet to the surface of the water. "There was oil on the surface and oil below, but no oil in between," said microbial ecologist Terry Hazen, former head of the Ecology Department

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441

Chapter 1 - Risk Management  

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This chapter describes the principles of risk management as they apply to the offshore oil and gas industry, the impact the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo event had on the industry and how safety management systems have evolved in response. The fundamentals of safety management are described including: acceptable risk, process safety and culture, the use of risk matrices, the economics of offshore safety, means of measuring progress, and leading and lagging indicators. The distinction between prescriptive and nonprescriptive systems is discussed.

Ian Sutton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Through the looking glass: why the 'cosmic horizon' is not a horizon  

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......conformal time remaining in equation (10), we are equally at liberty to determine if the universe had a finite conformal past...Masters research. We acknowledge support from ARC Discovery Project DP0665574. REFERENCES Barnes L. , Francis M. J., Lewis......

Pim van Oirschot; Juliana Kwan; Geraint F. Lewis

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Well blowout rates and consequences in California Oil and Gas District 4 from 1991 to 2005: Implications for geological storage of carbon dioxide  

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and/or changes in the safety culture in the oil and gasand/or changes in safety culture in the oil and gasand/or changes in safety culture in the oil and gas

Jordan, Preston D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Well blowout rates and consequences in California Oil and Gas District 4 from 1991 to 2005: Implications for geological storage of carbon dioxide  

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2007), Oil and gas well drilling and servicing etool.from minor oil spills limited to a drilling pad to saltingdrilling nonthermal nonthermal reworking plugging & abandoning thermal thermal a) oil

Jordan, Preston D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Zebrafish blowout provides genetic evidence for Patched1-mediated negative regulation of Hedgehog signaling within the proximal optic vesicle of the  

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signaling within the proximal optic vesicle of the vertebrate eye Jiwoon Lee a , Jason R. Willer c , Gregory Accepted 25 March 2008 Available online 4 April 2008 Keywords: Zebrafish Optic vesicle Coloboma Hedgehog colobomas and as a result, the retina and retinal pigmented epithelium are not contained within the optic

Gross, Jeff

446

The Mica shipwreck: deepwater nautical archaeology in the Gulf of Mexico  

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, invited the author to accompany them on a biological research cruise. The expedition generously offered to spend several days exploring the Mica shipwreck and retrieving artifacts, using a DeepRover manned submersible. Thanks to Doug Weaver, Emma... it to the manned submersible. Captain Sean T. Stokes, of MSV Ocean Project, was an accommodating host during the second expedition. The author would like to extend his appreciation to Tim Bulman, Dave Medeiros, and Paul McKim, of Deep Marine Technologies...

Jones, Toby Nephi

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

447

Oil quality in deep-water settings: Concerns, perceptions, observations, and reality  

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...between high- and low-sulfur diesel was about 4.8 centsgal...about 4.1 million bbl of diesel is consumed on a daily basis...The EPA has established new diesel standards for 2006, requiring...ppm), whereas the European markets have established 10 ppm sulfur...

B. J. Katz; V. D. Robison

448

Deepwater hazard avoidance in a large top-hole section using LWD acoustic data  

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...section where the compressional velocity was faster than 155 usec/ft the formation compressional arrival walked into the range...section where the compressional velocity was faster than 155 usec/ft the formation compressional arrival "walked into" the...

Fabrizio Citt; Charles Russell; Ron Deady; David Hinz

449

A Comparison of Platform Options for Deep-water Floating Offshore...  

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in the design space. The platform designs are based on two existing designs, the OC3 Hywind spar-buoy and Principal Power's WindFloat semi-submersible. These designs are scaled...

450

Conceptual design and comparison of aramid and polyester taut leg spread moorings for deepwater applications  

SciTech Connect

As the offshore industry looks beyond water depths of 3,000 ft for future oil and gas production, the industry standard steel catenary spread mooring (CSM) system used on all floating production systems installed to date becomes increasingly inefficient and costly. An alternative to the CSM is the Taut Leg Spread Mooring (TLSM) system with its characteristic short scope legs and vertically loaded anchors. In water depths greater than 3,000 ft, it has been shown that TLSMs comprised of synthetic mooring lines have performance advantages over systems utilizing steel wire rope and demonstrated potential for significant cost reductions. Early studies investigated the use of aramid fiber rope due to its high strength, lower in-water weight and lower axial stiffness as compared to ropes made from steel. Later studies indicated that the material properties of polyester fiber, primarily its lower Young`s modulus, made polyester mooring lines more suitable for use in TLSMs. As the TLSM knowledge base expanded, aramid rope construction evolved. Earlier efforts to match the characteristics of steel wire rope have given way to new generation soft aramid constructions. This paper compares the mooring performance and total installed cost of a soft aramid TLSM to a typical polyester configuration. Both systems were designed for use in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) with an FPS based on the Aker P45.

Wilde, B.; Kelly, P.; Librino, F.; Whitehill, A.S.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

451

Oil quality in deep-water settings: Concerns, perceptions, observations, and reality  

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...asphaltene, paraffin (or wax), and scale precipitation...potential risk of flow blockage. Waxes are mixtures of longer chain...n-alkanes, fatty acids, or wax esters present, or through...settings. These hydrates may plug pipelines and require the use of inhibitors...

B. J. Katz; V. D. Robison

452

Role of 3D seismic for quantitative shallow hazard assessment in deepwater sediments  

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...attention. These are global problems. In the GOM...attention. These are global problems. In the GOM...Man-made hazards include pipelines, wellheads, shipwrecks...became unusable due to buckling of the casing strings...important unknown in the global methane budget. No matter...

Nader C. Dutta; Randal W. Utech; Dianna Shelander

453

Research activities in the Norwegian Deepwater Programme Conference on CeSOS Highlights and AMOS Visions  

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-2012) and agreed Phase 5 (2013-2016). · 2012 members: Statoil , Norske Shell, Chevron, Suncor , ENI, Total, and BP/5/20134 Environment Metocean Seabed Subsea Riser & Mooring #12;NDP Riser & Mooring Objectives · Development NDP SHELL/NDP* * Test funded by Shell and analysis funded by NDP #12;Understanding VIV phenomenon

Nørvåg, Kjetil

454

Modal Analysis of Deepwater Mooring Lines Based on a Variational Formulation  

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................................................................................................... 12 3.1 Methodology .......................................................................................................... 12 3.2 Definition of structural parameters ........................................................................ 13 3... in the calculus of variations for this study. ............................................................................................................... 20 Figure 8 Discretization of mooring line in slices...

Martinez Farfan, Jose Alberto

2013-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

455

Evolution of Atlantic deep-water circulation: from the greenhouse to the icehouse  

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, based on comparison with a compilation of global data. Thus, changes in oceanic gateway configuration in addition to overall cooling and the build-up of continental ice on Antarctica may have altered the Nd isotope character of Southern Ocean deep waters...

Via, Rachael Kathleen

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Kinematic and Mechanical Reconstruction of Walker Ridge Structures, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico  

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data, we have found that (1) short wavelength (~2300m), small amplitude folds (~540m) within the upper Cretaceous and upper Jurassic stratigraphic sequences took place no later than the late Jurassic, (2) large wavelength and amplitude fold growth...

Majekodunmi, Oluwatosin Eniola

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

457

The persistence of oceans on Earth-like planets: insights from the deep-water cycle  

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In this paper we present a series of models for the deep water cycle on super-Earths experiencing plate tectonics. The deep water cycle can be modeled through parameterized convection models coupled with a volatile recycling model. The convection of the silicate mantle is linked to the volatile cycle through the water-dependent viscosity. Important differences in surface water content are found for different parameterizations of convection. Surface oceans are smaller and more persistent for single layer convection, rather than convection by boundary layer instability. Smaller planets have initially larger oceans but also return that water to the mantle more rapidly than larger planets. Super-Earths may therefore be less habitable in their early years than smaller planets, but their habitability (assuming stable surface conditions), will persist much longer.

Schaefer, Laura

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Internal corrosion control and monitoring of deep-water pipeline systems  

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Of the reported pipeline failures in the Gulf of Mexico from 1967--1987, approximately 7.5% are a result of internal corrosion. Pipeline corrosion can lead to catastrophic failure causing loss of life, environmental damage, equipment damage and loss of production. Pipeline external corrosion and its prevention and monitoring has long been understood. However, internal corrosion monitoring and its prevention has, in some cases, been over looked. With recent efforts to reduce costs and extend working life in subsea deep water environments, the detection and prevention of pipeline internal corrosion is an important consideration. Conditions at deep water depths (1,000 ft plus) pose challenging, costly obstacles for repair and maintenance. Because of the high cost, any repair to deep water pipelines is generally not acceptable. However, detection and prevention methods exist that can be employed from the surface to minimize the expense. For these reasons, it is important to establish routine programs to control and monitor the rate of internal corrosion in the pipeline over its service lifetime.

Hill, R.T.; Boyd, A.B.; Mason, P.; Coates, B. [Aker Omega, Houston, TX (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

459

1Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States Lewis M. Cowardin1  

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and flooding regime: (1) Rock Bottom with a substrate of bedrock, boulders, or stones; (2) Unconsolidated substrates as Rock Bottom; (4) Unconsolidated Shore with the same substrates as Unconsoli- dated Bottom; (5

Gray, Matthew

460

Low-frequency variability of currents in the deepwater eastern Gulf of Mexico  

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and shorter time scales. A model utility test for the least squares fit of modeled to observed velocity shows that the second baroclinic mode is useful to the statistical model during 50 85 % of the mooring deployment, and is particularly necessary...

Cole, Kelly Lynne

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Horizon City, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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1.6926121°, -106.2074793° 1.6926121°, -106.2074793° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":31.6926121,"lon":-106.2074793,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

462

Rolling-Horizon Algorithm for Scheduling under Time-Dependent  

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, USA #12;Introduction · Process operations are often subject to energy constraints ­ Heating (multiple due dates for each product) · Minimize total energy cost ­ Satisfy power availability constraints June 8, 2010 Session: Integrated Management 3 #12;Electricity market · Contracts between electricity

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

463

The Large Hadron Collider - At Discover's Horizon | Slides and...  

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as they contain important information regarding permission to use imagery. The posters and postcards may not be sold. The user may only change the areas of text as...

464

Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Lawrence Livermore National Lab  

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

Our goal is to introduce young women in grades 6 through 12 to a variety of diverse and challenging careers and encourage their interest in science and mathematics. At the conference, participants...

465

The New Horizons Spacecraft Glen H. Fountain a  

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/1000 of the level near the Earth) require a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) to supply electrical power thermoelectric generator (RTG), which uses the thermal energy created by the decay of plutonium 238 to produce, the spacecraft must carry its own energy source. The only currently available technology is the radioisotope

Stern, S. Alan

466

Moving Horizon Filter for Monotonic Trends Sikandar Samar  

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Honeywell Labs Stephen Boyd Stanford University Abstract-- This paper presents a novel approach for con: sikandar@stanford.edu. Dimitry Gorinevsky is with Honeywell Labs., Fremont, CA, 94539; Email: dimitry.gorinevsky@honeywell

467

New Horizons Environmental Consultants, Inc. November 12, 2003  

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and foundations in the mid-1990s. Operational wastewater was collected in a settling pond located at the north end) or taken to Recycled Materials, Inc. (RMI) plant in Arvada, CO for recycling. The demolition prepared

468

Tracing the sound horizon scale with photometric redshift surveys  

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......apply our method to a mock catalogue of the Dark Energy Survey, built upon a large N-body simulation...from photometric data will be done, such as Dark Energy Survey (DES; The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration 2005), PanSTARRS (Kaiser......

E. Snchez; A. Carnero; J. Garca-Bellido; E. Gaztaaga; F. de Simoni; M. Crocce; A. Cabr; P. Fosalba; D. Alonso

2011-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

469

A special report on physics in Brazil New horizons for  

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of deep offshore oil fields is creating a hub for industrial R&D, while research investment is opening upLLABoRAtions Alltheworld'sastage 25 Extra investment in international projects is opening up new opportunities for BrazilA Womenstillface`leakypipeline' 34 Marcia Barbosa says more women must rise to the top Optics star Katiùscia

Barbosa, Marcia C. B.

470

Energy Technologies on the Horizon (released in AEO2006)  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

A key issue in mid-term forecasting is the representation of changing and developing technologies. How existing technologies will evolve, and what new technologies might emerge, cannot be known with certainty. The issue is of particular importance in Annual Energy Outlook 2006 (AEO), the first AEO with projections out to 2030.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

The Large Hadron Collider - At Discover's Horizon | Slides and...  

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lecture at your institution, contact the appropriate people there to help with local logistics. Other venue ideas are museums, community centers, libraries, clubs and...

472

A Fast Moving Horizon Estimation Algorithm Based on Nonlinear ...  

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At the next sampling time tk+1, we get the new measurement y(k + 1) and ...... We add two disturbances on the activation energy Ea to test the robust ... evolution of these states can be described by material balances around each plant unit,.

2008-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

473

MARTINGALE MEASURES FOR DISCRETE TIME PROCESSES WITH INFINITE HORIZON  

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) Acknowledgement: We thank F. Delbaen, H. F¨ollmer, R. Haydon, B. Maurey, J. Orihuela, D. Preiss, M. Schweizer, W and a number of important steps in this direction ( Duffie­Huang (86), Back­Pliska (90), Stricker (90), Ansel­Stricke

Schachermayer, Walter

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Integrable models and degenerate horizons in two-dimensional gravity  

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We analyse an integrable model of two-dimensional gravity which can be reduced to a pair of Liouville fields in conformal gauge. Its general solution represents a pair of ``mirror'' black holes with the same temperature. The ground state is a degenerate constant dilaton configuration similar to the Nariai solution of the Schwarzschild-de Sitter case. The existence of Birkhoff's theorem is then investigated in a more general context. We also point out some interesting features of the semiclassical theory of our model and the similarity with the behaviour of AdS$_2$ black holes.

Cruz, J; Navarro, D J; Navarro-Salas, J

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrable models and degenerate horizons in two-dimensional gravity  

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We analyze an integrable model of two-dimensional gravity which can be reduced to a pair of Liouville fields in the conformal gauge. Its general solution represents a pair of mirror black holes with the same temperature. The ground state is a degenerate constant dilaton configuration similar to the Nariai solution of the Schwarzschildde Sitter case. The existence of ?=const solutions and their relation to the solution given by the 2D Birkhoff theorem is then investigated in a more general context. We also point out some interesting features of the semiclassical theory of our model and the similarity with the behavior of AdS2 black holes.

J. Cruz; A. Fabbri; D. J. Navarro; J. Navarro-Salas

1999-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrable models and degenerate horizons in two-dimensional gravity  

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We analyse an integrable model of two-dimensional gravity which can be reduced to a pair of Liouville fields in conformal gauge. Its general solution represents a pair of ``mirror'' black holes with the same temperature. The ground state is a degenerate constant dilaton configuration similar to the Nariai solution of the Schwarzschild-de Sitter case. The existence of $\\phi=const.$ solutions and their relation with the solution given by the 2D Birkhoff's theorem is then investigated in a more general context. We also point out some interesting features of the semiclassical theory of our model and the similarity with the behaviour of AdS$_2$ black holes.

J. Cruz; A. Fabbri; D. J. Navarro; J. Navarro-Salas

1999-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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New Horizons and New Strategies in Arms Control  

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In the last ten years, since the break-up of the Soviet Union, remarkable progress in arms control and disarmament has occurred. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the completion of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), and the Chemical Weapons Treaty (CWC) are indicative of the great strides made in the non- proliferation arena. Simultaneously, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the Conventional Forces Treaty in Europe (CFE), and the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties (START), all associated with US-Soviet Union (now Russia) relations have assisted in redefining European relations and the security landscape. Finally, it now appears that progress is in the offing in developing enhanced compliance measures for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). In sum, all of these achievements have set the stage for the next round of arms control activities, which may lead to a much broader, and perhaps more diffused multilateral agenda. In this new and somewhat unpredictable international setting, arms control and disarmament issues will require solutions that are both more creative and innovative than heretofore.

Brown, J. editor

1998-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The Large Hadron Collider - At Discover's Horizon | Slides and...  

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photos selected by the Press Office for use by journalists) Full CERN Photo database US LHC Images Fermilab Visual Media Services (photos from Fermilab and the Tevatron)...

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The Large Hadron Collider - At Discover's Horizon | Slides and...  

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available) Powerpoint templates and example presentations (four designs available) LHC video and images Tips to get started Publicity Work with your institution's press...

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The Large Hadron Collider - At Discover's Horizon | Virtual LHC...  

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Virtual LHC Lectures These past lectures might give you a better idea of how to plan your upcoming LHC presentation. After you give your lecture, if a video of your presentation or...

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The Large Hadron Collider - At Discover's Horizon | Online Resources  

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Large Hadron Collider The Large Hadron Collider The U.S. at the Large Hadron Collider LHC: The Guide Theories tested LHC Experiments The ATLAS Experiment The CMS Experiment The...

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New horizons in the study of child language acquisition  

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Naturalistic longitudinal recordings of child development promise to reveal fresh perspectives on fundamental questions of language acquisition. In a pilot effort, we have recorded 230,000 hours of audio-video recordings ...

Roy, Deb K.

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Regulate, Baby, Regulate  

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The gas and water mixture presumably bubbled-up from a deep aquifer due to hydraulic fracturing when fracking fluids were pumped at great pressures to shatter shale and freely connect tight pore spaces, thus releasing gas and water. ... Like the Corexit 9500 dispersant used in the Gulf, even the EPA does not know what proprietary chemicals are contained in fracking fluids. ... In all these situations, the worst case scenario of massive aquifer contamination by broken well casings during or after gas production is never really evaluated, and like the Deepwater Horizon, a response plan doesnt exist. ...

Jerald L. Schnoor

2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Defense Net Assessment Summer 2009  

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Randall Luthi, President www.noia.org Randall Luthi, President www.noia.org National Ocean Industries Association The Future of OCS After Macondo 2011 EIA Conference Washington, DC April 26, 2011 NOIA represents the full spectrum of U.S. businesses that produce energy offshore Last year's view through the crystal ball was far different than today's * A year ago, the off shore oil and gas industry was poised to come out of the economic doldrums * Spurred by earlier deep water discoveries, the future looked promising * The Obama Administration actually proposed opening new areas on the Atlantic coast for exploration Deepwater Horizon April 20, 2010 Washington's Reaction and Response Images Compel

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Reforming Brazil?s offshore oil and gas safety regulatory framework: Lessons from Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States  

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Abstract We propose reforming the Brazilian regulatory safety framework (BRSF) for offshore oil and gas production and drilling operations. Brazil has emerged as a leading offshore producer with extensive proven reserves yet to be exploited. However, the BRSF has not been updated since 2007, and there are now major concerns about the industry?s safety, particularly after the BP Deepwater Horizon accident, along with the technical challenges due to extreme conditions under which Brazil?s resources are located. Drawing on experiences from three leading offshore oil and gas producers (Norway, the UK, and the US), we recommend the adoption of three best practices: the UK?s safety case approach (where operators are expected to provide convincing and valid arguments that a system is sufficiently safe for a given application in a specific environment), Norway?s barrier management (evidence that there are at least two tested and independent barriers to avoid accidents) and greater investment in safety research and development, as suggested by the US?s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. We discuss implications for policy reform and how best practices can be applied within the Brazilian context.

Pietro A.S. Mendes; Jeremy Hall; Stelvia Matos; Bruno Silvestre

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepwater, Deep Ties, Deep Trouble: A State-Corporate Environmental Crime Analysis of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.  

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?? The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was one of the worst environmental disasters of all time. Using the concept of state-corporate environmental crime, (more)

Bradshaw, Elizabeth A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Past and present deepwater contour-current bedforms at the base of the Sigsbee Escarpment, northern Gulf of Mexico  

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(Allen, 1969). We identify erosion and non-deposition of up to 25 meters of surface sediment at the base of Sigsbee Escarpment. Using 3-D and high-resolution seismic data, sediment samples, and submersible observations from the Green Knoll area, we...

Bean, Daniel Andrew

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Joseph, P. & Lomas, S. A. (eds) 2004. Deep-Water Sedimentation in the Alpine Basin of SE France.:  

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...established'. Great stuff and a real eye opener to the personalities...surrounded by dense housing estates with their attendant vandalism...Valuing the Resource: the Sustainable Ap-proach', was introduced...in Somerset has remained a sustainable resource despite two centuries...

Nigel Woodcock

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A Comparison of Platform Options for Deep-water Floating Offshore Vertical Axis Wind Turbines: An Initial Study.  

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This analysis utilizes a 5 - MW VAWT topside design envelope created by Sandia National Laborator ies to compare floating platform options fo r each turbine in the design space. The platform designs are based on two existing designs, the OC3 Hywind spar - buoy and Principal Power's WindFloat semi - submersible. These designs are scaled using Froude - scaling relationships to determine an appropriately sized spar - buoy and semi - submersible design for each topside. Both the physical size of the required platform as well as mooring configurations are considered. Results are compared with a comparable 5 - MW HAWT in order to identify potential differences in the platform and mooring sizing between the VAWT and HAWT . The study shows that there is potential for cost savings due to reduced platform size requirements for the VAWT.

Bull, Diana L; Fowler, Matthew; Goupee, Andrew

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genesis field, Gulf of Mexico: Recognizing reservoir compartments on geologic and production time scales in deep-water reservoirs  

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...Factors for the Pleistocene Reservoirs of Genesis Field Reservoir EOD Reserves (MMBOE) Recovery Factor () Drive Mechanism Completions...49-63 Weak water drive 5 All completions are fracture packed. EOD environment of deposition. Table 2 Cumulative Production and...

Michael L. Sweet; Larry T. Sumpter

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The wind tunnel tests of wind pressure acting on the derrick of deepwater semi-submersible drilling platform  

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The increasing importance of the sustainability challenge in ocean engineering has led to the development of floating ocean structure. In this study, according to the 1/100 scale model of the HYSY-981 semi-submersible platform, the investigation on the wind resistant properties of the platform is measured through wind tunnel tests. The wind pressure coefficients of the derrick in 0?90wind directions were obtained by calculation. The distribution of the wind pressures on windward side of the derrick was studied. These results may serve as a reference on the design for wind loads acting on the platform.

Gangjun Zhai; Zhe Ma; Hang Zhu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic geomorphological analysis of deepwater gravity-driven deposits on a slope system of the southern Colombian Caribbean margin  

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Abstract Gravity-driven processes are important agents for transporting sediments downslope into deep-marine environments. The Pliocene to Holocene offshore succession of the Colombian Caribbean margin and its stratigraphic distribution, have been affected by faulting and mud diapirism, and have been characterized using 3D seismic data. Nine stratigraphic intervals were characterized within the study, and are interpreted to consist of a range of seismic geomorphologies, including slumps and debrites. Nine gravity-driven deposits were defined within the study area, interpreted to have been transported to the north and northwest. Slumps display high-amplitude, high continuity, elongated, stratified, lobate and confined morphologies, while debrites have a reflection-free pattern or show discontinuous, low-amplitude and chaotic reflections. Mixed slumps-turbidites-debrites deposits are composed by a succession of laterally and vertically interfingered slumps, debrites and turbidites. These deposits are morphologically lobate and broadly scattered. In addition, erosional features such as basal small scours, megascours, linear scours and rafted blocks were used as kinematic indicators within the gravity-driven deposits. There are several candidates triggering mechanism, including over-steepening of slope (related to high sediment supply or slope tectonism). In the study area, confined slumps and debrites with a main transport direction from south to north have been observed, while transport direction of the mixed slumps-turbidites-debrites was toward northwest. Additionally, the fact that slumps and debrites are found in depocenters between periclines suggests a confined environment of deposition. Finally, mixed slumps-turbidites-debrites are unconfined without evident structural control. We suggest that local intraslope sub-basin margin become over-steepened as a result of mud diapirism in the subsurface. In this situation, the paleobathymetry was sufficient to trap the resultant gravity-driven deposits within the sub-basins, suggesting a local origin. Seismic evidence of BSR (Bottom Simulating Reflector) suggests the presence of gas hydrate in the study area, and is taken as an additional potential mechanism to provide instability of slope and generate gravity-driven deposits.

Esteban Alfaro; Michael Holz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconstruction of Early Paleogene North Pacific Deep-Water Circulation using the Neodymium Isotopic Composition of Fossil Fish Debris  

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the timing of the cessation of major, deep convection in the North Pacific occurred much earlier, ~52 Ma than the timing obtained from shallower Shatsky Rise sites, ~45 Ma. Convection in the North Pacific likely produced a dense water mass that influenced...

Hague, Ashley Melissa

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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INVESTIGATION OF DEEP-WATER CIRCULATION MODES IN THE EARLY CENOZOIC USING NEODYMIUM ISOTOPES FROM FOSSIL FISH DEBRIS  

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Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) sites suggest that a bipolar mode of meridional overturning circulation may have existed in the Pacific during the early Cenozoic, beginning ~65 million years ago and lasting until ~40 million years ago. Here I present new...

Jones, Landon 1989-

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Adercotryma kuhnti sp. nov., a Maastrichtian deep-water species from the Pacific Ocean, and evolution of the genus Adercotryma.  

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??Adercotryma glomeratum is one of the most geographically and bathymetrically widespread species of Recent deep-sea benthic foraminifera, but the evolutionary history of this distinct agglutinated (more)

Alegret, Laia

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas injection as an alternative option for handling associated gas produced from deepwater oil developments in the Gulf of Mexico  

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.(Fig 5.2) Fig. 5.2 - Theoretical Sgr vs Sgi Relationship by Naar and Henderson16. Their findings are given in the equation, 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 Sgi S gr 32 giSS 21= ???????????????????????????(5-1) This method doesn...

Qian, Yanlin

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamic comparison of a semi-submersible, TLP, and Spar: Numerical study in the South China Sea environment  

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The South China Sea contains tremendous oil and gas resources in deepwater areas. However, one of the keys for deepwater exploration, the investigation of deepwater floating platforms, is very inadequate. In this...

Binbin Li; Kun Liu; Gongwei Yan; Jinping Ou

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 Annual Plan | Department of Energy  

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2010 Annual Plan Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program 2009 Annual Plan Ultra-Deepwater and...

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2009 Annual Plan | Department of Energy  

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2009 Annual Plan Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research and Development Program 2010 Annual Plan Ultra-Deepwater and...

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UDAC Meeting - September 2012 | Department of Energy  

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Decision Support for Ultra-Deepwater Drilling EPAct Complementary Program - Extreme Offshore RPSEA Administered Cost Share Research Overview: Ultra-Deepwater Program UDAC...