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  1. LIVE: Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater Blowout Containment...

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    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...

  2. Deepwater Horizon Situation Report #5

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    none,

    2010-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

  4. 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...

  5. The Deepwater Horizon Disaster: What Happened and Why

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

    2011-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Toohey, Darin W.

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

  7. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Miami-Dade County

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    Jawitz, James W.

    stop oil from leaking, or it will be used until the relief well can be completed. These are stillThe Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Miami-Dade County Issue 8.2 Background On Tuesday, April 20 days later off the coast of Louisiana. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is now the largest oil spill

  8. 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

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

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    Camilli, Richard

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

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

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    #12;Did the northeastern Gulf of Mexico become greener after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill ecosystem in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico (NEGOM) from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (April ­ July 2010 explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil drilling platform in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico

  11. Interlaboratory Analytical Comparison Study to Support Deepwater Horizon

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

  12. Interlaboratory Analytical Comparison Study to Support Deepwater Horizon

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

  13. Deepwater Horizon Study Group 3 Environmental Report January 2011

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    Silver, Whendee

    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

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

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    Stieglitz, John Dommerich

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??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)

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

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    Lu, Z.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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    Lu, Z.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. 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.

  18. DeepwaterHorizonOilSpill DraftPhaseIIEarlyRestorationPlan

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    ) is a priceless national treasure. Its natural resources ­ water, fish, beaches, reefs, marshes, oil and gas to the resource-dependent economy of the region. While the extent of natural resources impacted by the Deepwater Review Prepared by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees from State of Alabama (Department

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

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    Meyers, Steven D.

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

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

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    Grosell, Martin

    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

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

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    Entekhabi, Dara

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

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

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

    2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Long, David G.

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

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    Pennings, Steven C.

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

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

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    Clement, Prabhakar

    the DH oil spill. ? 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Understanding the fateChemical fingerprinting of petroleum biomarkers in Deepwater Horizon oil spill samples collected of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: BP oil spill

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

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    Grosell, Martin

    Deepwater Horizon Study Finds Crude Oil Harmful to Bluefin, Yellowfin Tuna This photo from April 24, 2010 shows oil in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found that crude oil from the 2010

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

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    Grosell, Martin

    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

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

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    Whitehead, Andrew

    expression in gill tissues of larval and adult fish. These data suggest that heavily weathered crude oil from-seq | toxicogenomics Following the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) drilling disaster on April 20, 2011, in the Gulf of Mexico study monitoring the biological effects of oil exposure on fish resident in Gulf of Mexico coastal marsh

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

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    Meyers, Steven D.

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

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

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    Torgersen, Christian

    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

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

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

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. 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

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

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    Grosell, Martin

    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

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

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

    2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Lee, Leslie

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. DeepwaterHorizonOilSpill DraftPhaseIIEarlyRestorationPlan

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    treasure. Its natural resources ­ water, fish, beaches, reefs, marshes, oil and gas ­ are the economic to the resource-dependent economy of the region. While the extent of natural resources impacted by the Deepwater of food, energy and recreation. The Gulf Coast's unique culture and natural beauty are world

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

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    Weston, Ken

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

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

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    Nagarajaiah, Satish

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

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

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    Meyers, Steven D.

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

  2. Shorelines and Coastal Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico The effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on natural resources are dependent on multiple factors

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    1 April 2010 Shorelines and Coastal Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico FACT SHEET The effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on natural resources are dependent on multiple factors including oil composition, oil quantity, dispersal techniques, and contact with organisms. Broadly speaking, when offshore

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

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    Hazen, Terry

    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

  4. 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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    Melendez, Jorge Luis

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of a slim, high-pressure drilling riser for surface blowout preventer operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico was assessed as an alternative to conventional drilling procedures from floating units. Comparison of the low- and high...

  5. Kuwait; The blowouts are history

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    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Pauly, Daniel

    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

  7. Data from Deepwater Horizon | Department of Energy

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  8. PHYSICAL PARAMETERS OF STANDARD AND BLOWOUT JETS

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    Pucci, Stefano; Romoli, Marco [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Firenze, I-50121 Firenze (Italy); Poletto, Giannina [INAF-Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, I-50125 Firenze (Italy); Sterling, Alphonse C., E-mail: stpucci@arcetri.astro.it [Space Science Office, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, Al 35812 (United States)

    2013-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The X-ray Telescope on board the Hinode mission revealed the occurrence, in polar coronal holes, of much more numerous jets than previously indicated by the Yohkoh/Soft X-ray Telescope. These plasma ejections can be of two types, depending on whether they fit the standard reconnection scenario for coronal jets or if they include a blowout-like eruption. In this work, we analyze two jets, one standard and one blowout, that have been observed by the Hinode and STEREO experiments. We aim to infer differences in the physical parameters that correspond to the different morphologies of the events. To this end, we adopt spectroscopic techniques and determine the profiles of the plasma temperature, density, and outflow speed versus time and position along the jets. The blowout jet has a higher outflow speed, a marginally higher temperature, and is rooted in a stronger magnetic field region than the standard event. Our data provide evidence for recursively occurring reconnection episodes within both the standard and the blowout jet, pointing either to bursty reconnection or to reconnection occurring at different locations over the jet lifetimes. We make a crude estimate of the energy budget of the two jets and show how energy is partitioned among different forms. Also, we show that the magnetic energy that feeds the blowout jet is a factor of 10 higher than the magnetic energy that fuels the standard event.

  9. Blowout control: Response, intervention and management. Part 10

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

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Systems and methods for detection of blowout precursors in combustors

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    Lieuwen, Tim C.; Nair, Suraj

    2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention comprises systems and methods for detecting flame blowout precursors in combustors. The blowout precursor detection system comprises a combustor, a pressure measuring device, and blowout precursor detection unit. A combustion controller may also be used to control combustor parameters. The methods of the present invention comprise receiving pressure data measured by an acoustic pressure measuring device, performing one or a combination of spectral analysis, statistical analysis, and wavelet analysis on received pressure data, and determining the existence of a blowout precursor based on such analyses. The spectral analysis, statistical analysis, and wavelet analysis further comprise their respective sub-methods to determine the existence of blowout precursors.

  11. Horizon Entropy

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    Ted Jacobson; Renaud Parentani

    2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Reactive materials can quickly form plugs for blowout control

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

    1995-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Lean Blow-Out Prediction in Gas Turbine Combustors Using Symbolic Time Series Analysis

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    Ray, Asok

    Lean Blow-Out Prediction in Gas Turbine Combustors Using Symbolic Time Series Analysis Achintya of lean blowout in gas turbine combustors based on symbolic analysis of time series data from optical. For the purpose of detecting lean blowout in gas turbine combustors, the state probability vector obtained

  14. Interlaboratory Analytical Comparison Study to Support Deepwater Horizon

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    oil, and in SRM 1582 Petroleum Crude Oil. The results from this second exercise are reported along with a summary of the analytical methods used. INTRODUCTION On April 20, 2010, a fatal explosion, fire assessment (NRDA) to determine what resources have been injured and what uses of the resources have been lost

  15. Deepwater Horizon Study Group Working Paper January 2011

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    Silver, Whendee

    is considered a secondary response countermeasure following mechanical recovery. Due to limitations in oil recovery technology during a spill of significant volume, chemical dispersants, a secondary response tool, are used when an oil slick poses

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

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  17. Estimated Business Interruptions Losses of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

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    Vargas, Vanessa

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??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)

  18. ORISE: DeepwaterHorizon and Nuclear & Radiological Incidents

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the ContributionsArms Control R&DNuclear fuelOPTICS FORJoethe U.S.SafetyTennesseeWi l

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

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    Koutsolelos, Evangelos

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  20. Molecular Measurements of the Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf...

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    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...

  1. Blowout brought under control in Gulf of Mexico

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    Not Available

    1992-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Development and Progression of Aeolian Blowouts in Padre Island National Seashore

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    Jewell, Mallorie E

    2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    .......................... 84 1 1. INTRODUCTION Recent evidence suggests that development of dune blowouts and migration of parabolic dunes to the backbarrier shoreline may be a mechanism through which barrier islands transgress in response to relative sea level... the spatial and temporal evolution and distribution of blowouts and parabolic dunes on North Padre Island 3 2) Relate temporal and spatial evolution of blowouts and parabolic dunes to variations in climate (i.e. temperature, precipitation, storm...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Ultra-Deepwater Production Systems

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    Ken L. Smith; Marc E. Leveque

    2005-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Ultra-Deepwater Production Systems

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    K. L. Smith; M. E. Leveque

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Deepwater Wind | Open Energy Information

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  8. ULTRA-DEEPWATER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartment of EnergyofProject is on Track |Weatherized|Energy-WaterUDAC2ULTRA-DEEPWATER

  9. 2534 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 50, NO. 7, JULY 2012 Mapping Surface Oil Extent From the Deepwater

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    Long, David G.

    Oil Extent From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Using ASCAT Backscatter Richard D. Lindsley, Student Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) are used to map the spatial extent of oil on the ocean on ocean life and human industries. Active microwave sensors are often used for remote detection of oil

  10. Limitations of extended reach drilling in deepwater

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    Akinfenwa, Akinwunmi Adebayo

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  11. Blowout control: Response, intervention and management. Part 12

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

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Noynaert, Samuel F.

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  13. Horizon Health EAP Services

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    Yates, Andrew

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

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

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    Lee, Leslie

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

  16. Non-normal parameter blowout bifurcation: an example in a truncated mean field dynamo model

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    Eurico Covas; Peter Ashwin; Reza Tavakol

    1997-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine global dynamics and bifurcations occurring in a truncated model of a stellar mean field dynamo. This model has symmetry-forced invariant subspaces for the dynamics and we find examples of transient type I intermittency and blowout bifurcations to transient on-off intermittency, involving laminar phases in the invariant submanifold. In particular, our model provides examples of blowout bifurcations that occur on varying a non-normal parameter; that is, the parameter varies the dynamics within the invariant subspace at the same time as the dynamics normal to it. As a consequence of this we find that the Lyapunov exponents do not vary smoothly and the blowout bifurcation occurs over a range of parameter values rather than a point in the parameter space.

  17. Perception vs. reality in deepwater exploration

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

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Mechanics of Isolated Horizons

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Stephen Fairhurst

    1999-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

  19. DR. DONALD BOESCH NATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE BP DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL AND

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    , and that economic losses total tens of billions of dollars. On May 22, 2010, President Barack Obama announced ask be made part of the hearing record in its entirety, is the result of an intense six-month effort

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

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    Dincer, Zeynep

    2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, Franco Marcantonio Co-Chair of Committee, Jos? L. Sericano Committee Members, Terry L. Wade Thomas S. Bianchi Head of Department, John R. Giardino May 2013 Major Subject: Geology... Island (Landau, 2011). The DWH oil spill is not the first oil spill in GoM. In June 1979, Ixtoc I platform was blown out in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico released 140 million gallons of oil into to the GoM (Etkin, 2009). Besides these large oil spills...

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

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    Grosell, Martin

    . Cardiac function is particularly important for fast-swimming pelagic predators with high aerobic demand, indicating a highly con- served response to oil toxicity. A considerable portion of Gulf wa- ter samples (1). Although subsurface application of dispersant near the wellhead resulted in retention

  2. 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

  3. nh Gi Thit Hi Ti Nguyn Thin Nhin Do S C Trn Du Deepwater Horizon

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    . xut D Án Phc Hi Cu Bn Bob Sikes, Bãi u Xe, và ng Mòn s lp thêm èn chiu sáng dùng nng lng mt tri, sa · Texas NOAA · B Ni V · Cc Bo V Môi Trng Hoa K · B Nông Nghip Hoa K #12;CHI PHÍ C LNG D án Phc Hi n Cát

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

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    Lu, Z.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to 15 detected in the non-oil contaminated samples. The alkBappeared to be dominant in all oil plume samples (Fig. S2).signal intensities. All oil plume samples clustered together

  5. OFFICE OF RESPONSE AND RESTORATION ! EMERGENCY RESPONSE DIVISION Deepwater Horizon Oil

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    in the environment of the Gulf of Mexico since April 20. This document describes the potential forms the oil may take) oil is a South Louisiana sweet crude oil (crude oil is termed sweet if it is low in sulfur). Like all crude oils, MS252 oil is a complex mixture of thousands of chemical compounds. Of those thousands

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

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    Lu, Z.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Mason, O.U.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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    Mason, O.U.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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    a major spill in 1986. Coastal wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico are also sensitive to oil as are species the Louisiana coastal zone (Richardson and Pahl 2006). The current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has also and fisheries resources been more clearly demonstrated than in the Gulf Mexico (e.g., Chesney et al. 2000, Crain

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

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    Mason, O.U.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    carbon cycle with a gas hydrate capacitor: Significance formaximum. Natural Gas Hydrates, Occurrence, Distribution and

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

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    Mason, O.U.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. Investors' horizon and stock prices

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    Parsa, Sahar

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. Epifaunal Assemblages on Deep-water Corals in Roatan, Honduras

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    Lavelle, Katherine

    2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  15. Are subsurface safety valves needed in deepwater?

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    Verret, A.; Hey, C.

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Griffin, James M.

    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...

  17. 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

  18. 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

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

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    Grottheim, Odd Eirik

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  20. The Cosmic Horizon

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    Fulvio Melia

    2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Entropy of Isolated Horizons revisited

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    Rudranil Basu; Romesh K. Kaul; Parthasarathi Majumdar

    2009-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. Entropy of isolated horizons revisited

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

    2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. The New Horizons Spacecraft

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

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. The New Horizons Spacecraft

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

    2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. Near Horizon Structure of Extremal Vanishing Horizon Black Holes

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

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Effects of Various Blowout Panel Configurations on the Structural Response of LANL Building 16-340 to Internal Explosions

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    Jason P. Wilke

    2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The risk of accidental detonation is present whenever any type of high explosives processing activity is performed. These activities are typically carried out indoors to protect processing equipment from the weather and to hide possibly secret processes from view. Often, highly strengthened reinforced concrete buildings are employed to house these activities. These buildings may incorporate several design features, including the use of lightweight frangible blowout panels, to help mitigate blast effects. These panels are used to construct walls that are durable enough to withstand the weather, but are of minimal weight to provide overpressure relief by quickly moving outwards and creating a vent area during an accidental explosion. In this study the behavior of blowout panels under various blast loading conditions was examined. External loadings from explosions occurring in nearby rooms were of primary interest. Several reinforcement systems were designed to help blowout panels resist failure from external blast loads while still allowing them to function as vents when subjected to internal explosions. The reinforcements were studied using two analytical techniques, yield-line analysis and modal analysis, and the hydrocode AUTODYN. A blowout panel reinforcement design was created that could prevent panels from being blown inward by external explosions. This design was found to increase the internal loading of the building by 20%, as compared with nonreinforced panels. Nonreinforced panels were found to increase the structural loads by 80% when compared to an open wall at the panel location.

  9. Evolution of the Macondo Well Blowout: Simulating the Effects of the Circulation and Synthetic Dispersants on the Subsea Oil

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    Paris-Limouzy, Claire B.

    Dispersants on the Subsea Oil Transport Claire B. Paris,*, Matthieu Le Henaff,, Zachary M. Aman,§ Ajit assessment of the potential effect of the dispersant on the subsea-to-surface oil partition. We adapted blowouts and on gauging the subsea use of synthetic dispersant in mitigating coastal damage. INTRODUCTION

  10. Northwest Area Foundation Horizons Program

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    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

  11. 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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    Jordan, Preston D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    abandoned or idle/shut-in at this time, and the reservoirabandoned-well blowout rate was not calculated on a ?uid volume basis, because estimates of the in-reservoir ?

  12. 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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    Jordan, Preston D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  13. Mechanics of Rotating Isolated Horizons

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Jerzy Lewandowski

    2001-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. 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 Resource Damage Assessment. Each Party reserves its right to produce its own independent interpretation ofcommunities considered sensitive to human impacts, including chemosynthetic, deep-water (aka cold-water) coral

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of Energy Power.pdf11-161-LNG |September2-SCORECARD-01-24-13 Page 1 ofIBRF Project$17.5Blowout Containment

  16. Acoustic horizons in nuclear fluids

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

    2014-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    1992-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Generic isolated horizons in loop quantum gravity

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    Christopher Beetle; Jonathan Engle

    2010-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Evolutionary Robotics: Exploring New Horizons

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Chapter 1 Evolutionary Robotics: Exploring New Horizons St´ephane Doncieux, Jean-Baptiste Mouret, Nicolas Bredeche, and Vincent Padois Abstract. This paper considers the field of Evolutionary Robotics (ER of research is discussed, as well as the potential use of ER in a robot design process. Four main aspects

  1. NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"

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    Brian Cox

    2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"

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    Brian Cox

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. Spacetime Foam Model of the Schwarzschild Horizon

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    Jarmo Makela; Ari Peltola

    2004-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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

  4. Local symmetries of non-expanding horizons

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    Rudranil Basu; Ayan Chatterjee; Amit Ghosh

    2010-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Majekodunmi, Oluwatosin Eniola

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2009 Major Subject: Geology ? KINEMATIC AND MECHANICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF WALKER RIDGE STRUCTURES, DEEPWATER GULF OF MEXICO ? ? A Thesis OLUWATOSIN ENIOLA MAJEKODUNMI.... Bryant Head of Department, Andreas K. Kronenberg December 2009 Major Subject: Geology iii ABSTRACT Kinematic and Mechanical Reconstruction of Walker Ridge Structures, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. (December 2009...

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

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    Newman, Michael C.

    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

  7. Perception vs. reality in deep-water exploration

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

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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!

  8. Perception vs. reality in deep-water exploration

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

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  9. Horizons cannot save the Landscape

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

    2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Meyers, Steven D.

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

  11. 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

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

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Effects of Various Blowout Panel Configurations on the Structural Response of Los Alamos National Laboratory Building 16-340 to Internal Explosions

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    Jason P. Wilke

    2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The risk of accidental detonation is present whenever any type of high explosives processing activity is performed. These activities are typically carried out indoors to protect processing equipment from the weather and to hide possibly secret processes from view. Often, highly strengthened reinforced concrete buildings are employed to house these activities. These buildings may incorporate several design features, including the use of lightweight frangible blowout panels, to help mitigate blast effects. These panels are used to construct walls that are durable enough to withstand the weather, but are of minimal weight to provide overpressure relief by quickly moving outwards and creating a vent area during an accidental explosion. In this study the behavior of blowout panels under various blast loading conditions was examined. External loadings from explosions occurring in nearby rooms were of primary interest. Several reinforcement systems were designed to help blowout panels resist failure from external blast loads while still allowing them to function as vents when subjected to internal explosions. The reinforcements were studied using two analytical techniques, yield-line analysis and modal analysis, and the hydrocode AUTODYN. A blowout panel reinforcement design was created that could prevent panels from being blown inward by external explosions. This design was found to increase the internal loading of the building by 20%, as compared with nonreinforced panels. Nonreinforced panels were found to increase the structural loads by 80% when compared to an open wall at the panel location.

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

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    Frandsen, Jannette B.

    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

  15. Variable horizon in a peridynamic medium.

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

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. Horizon dynamics of distorted rotating black holes

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

    2011-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. Smooth horizons and quantum ripples

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    Alexey Golovnev

    2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Horizon entropy with loop quantum gravity methods

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    Daniele Pranzetti; Hanno Sahlmann

    2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the spherically symmetric isolated horizon can be described in terms of an SU(2) connection and a su(2) valued one form, obeying certain constraints. The horizon symplectic structure is precisely the one of 3d gravity in a first order formulation. We quantize the horizon degrees of freedom in the framework of loop quantum gravity, with methods recently developed for 3d gravity with non-vanishing cosmological constant. Bulk excitations ending on the horizon act very similar to particles in 3d gravity. The Bekenstein-Hawking law is recovered in the limit of imaginary Barbero-Immirzi parameter. Alternative methods of quantization are also discussed.

  19. Apparent horizon in fluid-gravity duality

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

    2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. New ultra-deepwater rig with dual rotaries will reduce costs

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    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

    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.

  1. Optical geometry across the horizon

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    Rickard Jonsson

    2007-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. Revisiting Gribov's Copies Inside The Horizon

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

    2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. 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

  4. Late Cretaceous through Paleogene Reconstruction of Pacific Deep-Water Circulation

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    Schubert, Jessica

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  5. Windmills or deepwater drills?: Normative Roles of Technology in Norwegian Resource Extraction Policy debates

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Windmills or deepwater drills?: Normative Roles of Technology in Norwegian Resource Extraction, countries worldwide are racing to stake their claim in the Arctic, a new frontier estimated to hold and drilling efforts in the Barents Sea, but also the challenges of harsh weather, darkness, and ice. It also

  6. www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

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

  7. Cauchy horizon singularity without mass inflation

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

    1992-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    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

    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.

  9. 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...

  10. The Deepwater Program : a case study in organizational transformation inspired by the parallel interaction of internal and external core groups

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    Mansharamani, Vikram, 1974-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper attempts to explain why the United States Coast Guard decided to undertake its most recent major capital asset replacement effort-the Deepwater Program-through the use of a systems approach. Several explanations ...

  11. Topology of Event Horizons and Topological Censorship

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    Ted Jacobson; Shankar Venkataramani

    1994-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.}

  12. Electromagnetic Beams Overpass the Black Hole Horizon

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    Alexander Burinskii

    2008-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. On horizon structure of bimetric spacetimes

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    Cdric Deffayet; Ted Jacobson

    2011-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the structure of horizons in spacetimes with two metrics, with applications to the Vainshtein mechanism and other examples. We show, without using the field equations, that if the two metrics are static, spherically symmetric, nonsingular, and diagonal in a common coordinate system, then a Killing horizon for one must also be a Killing horizon for the other. We then generalize this result to the axisymmetric case. We also show that the surface gravities must agree if the bifurcation surface in one spacetime lies smoothly in the interior of the spacetime of the other metric. These results imply for example that the Vainshtein mechanism of nonlinear massive gravity theories cannot work to recover black holes if the dynamical metric and the non dynamical flat metric are both diagonal. They also explain the global structure of some known solutions of bigravity theories with one diagonal and one nondiagonal metric, in which the bifurcation surface of the Killing field lies in the interior of one spacetime and on the conformal boundary of the other.

  14. The Event Horizon of M87

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

    2015-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

  15. Falling through the black hole horizon

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    Brustein, Ram

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. 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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    Hull, Eric V.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Murphy, Daniel Patrick

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Deborah Thomas Oceanic circulation remains one of the poorly understood elements of the global climate system, despite its importance to planetary heat redistribution and carbon cycling. The nature of deep...INTERMEDIATE- TO DEEP-WATER CIRCULATION CHANGES ON SHORT AND LONG TIME SCALES A Dissertation by DANIEL PATRICK MURPHY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

  18. Aeolian Delivery of Organic Matter to a Middle Permian Deepwater Ramp

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    Artan, Sinem

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    -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...

  19. Quantum Horizons of the Standard Model Landscape

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

    2007-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. TM TT TNG QUAN Vo khong ngy 20 thng 4 nm 2010, n v khoan lu ng ngoi khi Deepwater Horizon, tng

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    ng phó vi lng du tràn). Ngoài ra, hn 1 triu gallon các cht phân tán ã c dùng cho vùng bin thuc khu vc du tràn nhm phân tán du.1 H qu ca s c tràn du này là mt lng khí gas t nhiên cha nh lng ã thi vào môi trng. Lc lng Bo v b bin Hoa K ã ng phó và ch o các n lc liên bang nhm ngn chn và làm sch du tràn. Phm

  1. 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

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

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    Brian Smith

    2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Srijit Bhattacharjee; Sudipta Sarkar

    2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2011-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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

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

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    Bharadwaj, Nitin; Widener, Kevin

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

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

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

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

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

  8. Air-Shower Spectroscopy at horizons

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    D. Fargion

    2005-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. The Event Horizon of M87

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

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. Cool horizons lead to information loss

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    Borun D. Chowdhury

    2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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

  11. Isolated Horizons: A Generalization of Black Hole Mechanics

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Stephen Fairhurst

    1998-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. Assessing the value of 3D post-stack seismic amplitude data in forecasting fluid production from a deepwater Gulf-of-Mexico

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    Torres-Verdín, Carlos

    a deepwater Gulf-of-Mexico reservoir Maika Gambús-Ordaz and Carlos Torres-Verdín The University of Texas in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The availability of measured time records of fluid production and pressure of Mexico, offshore the coast of Louisiana. We pursue two specific objectives: · To quantitatively integrate

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

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    Russell E. Fray

    2007-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    RPSEA is currently in its first year of performance under contract DE-AC26-07NT42677, Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program Administration. Progress continues to be made in establishing the program administration policies, procedures, and strategic foundation for future research awards. Significant progress was made in development of the draft program solicitations. In addition, RPSEA personnel continued an aggressive program of outreach to engage the industry and ensure wide industry participation in the research award solicitation process.

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

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    Russell E. Fray

    2007-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    RPSEA is currently in its first year of performance under contract DE-AC26-07NT42677, Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program Administration. Significant progress has been made in establishing the program administration policies, procedures, and strategic foundation for future research awards. RPSEA has concluded an industry-wide collaborative effort to identify focus areas for research awards under this program. This effort is summarized in the RPSEA Draft Annual Plan, which is currently under review by committees established by the Secretary of Energy.

  15. Aligning Technology Solutions to Address Over-the-Horizon Threats

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    Aligning Technology Solutions to Address Over-the-Horizon Threats As the world's geopolitical for the U.S. Government bridging the gap between policy development and technology implementation WHAT WE-the-horizon security threats and issues Analysis results to support U.S. policymakers and the science and technology

  16. Horizon surface gravity as 2d geodesic expansion

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    Ted Jacobson; Renaud Parentani

    2008-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The surface gravity of any Killing horizon, in any spacetime dimension, can be interpreted as a local, two-dimensional expansion rate seen by freely falling observers when they cross the horizon. Any two-dimensional congruence of geodesics invariant under the Killing flow can be used to define this expansion, provided that the observers have unit Killing energy.

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

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    Jagannathan, Krishna

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

  18. Thermodynamics of apparent horizon and modified Friedman equations

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    Ahmad Sheykhi

    2010-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

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

  20. INVESTIGATION OF DEEP-WATER CIRCULATION MODES IN THE EARLY CENOZOIC USING NEODYMIUM ISOTOPES FROM FOSSIL FISH DEBRIS

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    Jones, Landon 1989-

    2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The oceans deep-water circulation plays a large role in heat transport across the globe. Circulation in the modern begins where cold, dense surface waters of the North Atlantic and Southern oceans sink to form Atlantic Bottom water. However...

  1. Perturbative String Thermodynamics near Black Hole Horizons

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

    2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Z. Haba

    2007-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Sondhi, Manu

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The spin angular momentum $S$ of an isolated Kerr black hole is bounded by the surface area $A$ of its apparent horizon: $8\\pi S \\le A$, with equality for extremal black holes. In this paper, we explore the extremality of individual and common apparent horizons for merging, rapidly spinning binary black holes. We consider simulations of merging black holes with equal masses $M$ and initial spin angular momenta aligned with the orbital angular momentum, including new simulations with spin magnitudes up to $S/M^2 = 0.994$. We measure the area and (using approximate Killing vectors) the spin on the individual and common apparent horizons, finding that the inequality $8\\pi S 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.)

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

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    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

    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.

  6. Review of the independent risk assessment of the proposed Cabrillo liquified natural gas deepwater port project.

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    Gritzo, Louis Alan; Hightower, Marion Michael; Covan, John Morgan; Luketa-Hanlin, Anay Josephine

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In March 2005, the United States Coast Guard requested that Sandia National Laboratories provide a technical review and evaluation of the appropriateness and completeness of models, assumptions, analyses, and risk management options presented in the Cabrillo Port LNG Deepwater Port Independent Risk Assessment-Revision 1 (Cabrillo Port IRA). The goal of Sandia's technical evaluation of the Cabrillo Port IRA was to assist the Coast Guard in ensuring that the hazards to the public and property from a potential LNG spill during transfer, storage, and regasification operations were appropriately evaluated and estimated. Sandia was asked to review and evaluate the Cabrillo Port IRA results relative to the risk and safety analysis framework developed in the recent Sandia report, ''Guidance on Risk Analysis and Safety Implications of a Large Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Spill over Water''. That report provides a framework for assessing hazards and identifying approaches to minimize the consequences to people and property from an LNG spill over water. This report summarizes the results of the Sandia review of the Cabrillo Port IRA and supporting analyses. Based on our initial review, additional threat and hazard analyses, consequence modeling, and process safety considerations were suggested. The additional analyses recommended were conducted by the Cabrillo Port IRA authors in cooperation with Sandia and a technical review panel composed of representatives from the Coast Guard and the California State Lands Commission. The results from the additional analyses improved the understanding and confidence in the potential hazards and consequences to people and property from the proposed Cabrillo Port LNG Deepwater Port Project. The results of the Sandia review, the additional analyses and evaluations conducted, and the resolutions of suggested changes for inclusion in a final Cabrillo Port IRA are summarized in this report.

  7. Forecast Horizons for Production Planning with Stochastic Demand Alfredo Garcia and Robert L. Smith

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    Smith, Robert L.

    Forecast Horizons for Production Planning with Stochastic Demand Alfredo Garcia and Robert L. Smith Abstract Forecast horizons, i.e long enough planning horizons that ensure agreement of first period optimal production decisions of finite and infinite horizon problems regardless of changes in future demand

  8. Stratigraphy and Reservoir-analog Modeling of Upper Miocene Shallow-water and Deep-water Carbonate Deposits: Agua Amarga Basin, Southeast Spain

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    Dvoretsky, Rachel Ana

    2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    (97.7 x 10 6 m 3 of reservoir pore volume); dispersed-flow deep-water deposits (5.71 x 10 6 m 3 of reservoir pore volume) that are heterogeneous and widespread; focused-flow deep-water deposits (14.6 x 10 6 m 3 of reservoir pore volume... odel).......................136 Apendix IX Dip Angle Maps.........................................................136 Apendix X Porosity Evolution........................................................138 vii List of Figures & Tables Chapter...

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

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

    2015-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. Horizon entropy and higher curvature equations of state

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    Raf Guedens; Ted Jacobson; Sudipta Sarkar

    2012-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2012-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. Thermodynamics on the apparent horizon in generalized gravity theories

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

    2008-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Helou, Alexis

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

  15. Soil Horizons Some Noteworthy Soil Science in Wisconsin

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    Mladenoff, David

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

  16. Spherical collapse with heat flow and without horizon

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    A. Banerjee; S. Chatterjee; N. Dadhich

    2002-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Predictive energy management for hybrid electric vehicles - Prediction horizon and battery capacity of a combined hybrid electric vehicle. Keywords: Hybrid vehicles, Energy Management, Predictive control, Optimal vehicle studied uses a complex transmission composed of planetary gear sets and two electric motors

  18. Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world

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    Schettini, Raimondo

    + Horizon 2020 ­ Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world ­ Inclusive, Innovative dal gruppo di lavoro SSH di DG R&I SSH in H2020 Focalizzate in "Europe in a changing world Research and the Bioeconomy 3. Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy 4. Smart, Green and Integrated Transport

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

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    Tovey, Craig A.

    the financial impacts of environment- related costs and benefits is increasing as environmental management ac to measure than financial impacts, EMA is increasingly allowing the financial impact of environmental costs1 1 #12;Time Horizons of Environmental vs. Non-Environmental Costs: Evidence from U.S. Tort

  20. Shear Waves, Sound Waves On A Shimmering Horizon

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    Omid Saremi

    2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. Seismic Volume Visualization for Horizon Extraction Daniel Patel

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    Seismic Volume Visualization for Horizon Extraction Daniel Patel Christian Michelsen Research¨oller § Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology, Austria ABSTRACT Seismic present a novel system for rapidly interpret- ing and visualizing seismic volumetric data. First we

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

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    Adaptive Receding Horizon Control of a Distributed Collector Solar Field J.M. Igreja, J. M. Lemos for a distributed collector solar field which ex- plicitly explores its distributed parameter character. The plant considered is a distributed collector solar field, being described by a nonlinear hyperbolic partial

  3. A moving horizon solution to the gas pipeline optimization problem

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    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

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

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    Heimsath, Arjun M.

    - 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

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

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    Stern, S. Alan

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

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

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    Subenoy Chakraborty

    2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

  9. Changes in the deep-water benthos of eastern Lake Erie between 1979 and 1993

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    Dermott, R.; Kerec, D. [Fisheries and Oceans, Burlington, Ontario (Canada)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to examine changes of the benthic community and benthic biomass as a result of mussel colonization, a survey of the deep-water benthic fauna in eastern Lake Erie was repeated in 1993 using the same sites and methods as in a 1979 survey. During 1979, the community beyond 30 m was dominated by oligochaete worms and the burrowing amphipod Diporeia, which represented 50 and 40% of the total benthic biomass respectively. By 1993, quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis) formed over 90% of the benthic biomass. Mussels were present at all 13 sites. Densities of individuals >2 mm in length averaged 3,241 mussels m{sup -2}. Of these mussels, 97% were quagga mussels. Total density of all sizes retained on a 180 {mu}m sieve averaged 34,800 mussels m{sup -2} but total biomass decreased from 1.58 to 0.98 g m{sup -2}. The density of the amphipod Diporeia was reduced from 1,844 in 1979 to 218 m{sup -2} in 1993. While present at all sites during 1979, Diporeia remained common only at two sites and were absent at 8 of the 13 sites in 1993. The native fingernail clams, Pisidium spp., were reduced from 327 to 82 m{sup -2}. No significant reduction occurred in the worm and chironomid populations, however the dry biomass of the chironomids was reduced from 0.07 to 0.0008 g m{sup -2}. These reductions may be due to competition with the mussels for freshly settling algae. The meiofauna, which included small nematodes, ostracods, and harpacticoids retained on a 180 {mu}m sieve, all increased in density. Perhaps they benefited from an increase in the detritus deposited as pseudofeces around the mussels.

  10. Time machines with the compactly determined Cauchy horizon

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    S. Krasnikov

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. 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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    Henderson, Gideon

    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

  12. 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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    Henderson, Gideon

    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

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

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    Halazonetis, Thanos

    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

  14. Black Holes as Conformal Field Theories on Horizons

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    Halyo, Edi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Entropy spectra of single horizon black holes in two dimensions

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    A. Lopez-Ortega

    2011-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hod conjecture proposes that the asymptotic quasinormal frequencies determine the entropy quantum of a black hole. Considering the Maggiore modification of this conjecture we calculate the entropy spectra of general, single horizon, asymptotically flat black holes in two-dimensional dilaton gravity. We also compute the entropy quanta of the two-dimensional Witten and AdS(2) black holes. Using the results for the entropy quanta of these two-dimensional black holes we discuss whether the produced values are generic. Finally we extend the results on the entropy spectra of other black holes.

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

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    A. Peltola; J. Makela

    2006-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Brian Smith

    2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. 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...

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

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

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

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

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

    2012-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    D. Rigby

    2004-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. Dark Energy in Light of the Cosmic Horizon

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    Fulvio Melia

    2007-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access A new model for the biodegradation kinetics

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    Hubbard, Susan

    : 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

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

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    Torgersen, Christian

    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

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

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    Rooker, Jay R.

    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

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

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

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

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

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    Bengtsson, Ingemar

    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

  8. Annual Report: EPAct Complementary Program's Ultra-Deepwater R&D Portfolio and Unconventional Resources R&D Portfolio (30 September 2012)

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    none,; Rose, Kelly [NETL] [NETL; Hakala, Alexandra [NETL] [NETL; Guthrie, George [NETL] [NETL

    2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes FY13 research activities performed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Office of Research and Development (ORD), along with its partners in the Regional University Alliance (RUA) to fulfill research needs under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) Section 999?s Complementary Program. Title IX, Subtitle J, Section 999A(d) of EPAct 2005 authorizes $50 million per year of federal oil and gas royalties, rents and bonus payments for an oil and natural gas research and development effort, the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Research Program. Section 999 further prescribes four program elements for the effort, one of which is the Complementary Research Program that is to be performed by NETL. This document lays out the plan for the research portfolio for the Complementary Research Program, with an emphasis on the 2013 funding. The Complementary Program consists of two research portfolios focused on domestic resources: (1) the Deepwater and Ultra-Deepwater Portfolio (UDW) (focused on hydrocarbons in reservoirs in extreme environments) and (2) the Unconventional Resources Portfolio (UCR) (focused on hydrocarbons in shale reservoirs). These two portfolios address the science base that enables these domestic resources to be produced responsibly, informing both regulators and operators. NETL is relying on a core Department of Energy-National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE-NETL) competency in engineered-natural systems to develop this science base, allowing leveraging of decades of investment. NETL?s Complementary Research Program research portfolios support the development of unbiased research and information for policymakers and the public, performing rapid predictions of possible outcomes associated with unexpected events, and carrying out quantitative assessments for energy policy stakeholders that accurately integrate the risks of safety and environmental impacts. The objective of this body of work is to build the scientific understanding and assessment tools necessary to develop the confidence that key domestic oil and gas resources can be produced safely and in an environmentally sustainable way. For the Deepwater and Ultra-Deepwater Portfolio, the general objective is to develop a scientific base for predicting and quantifying potential risks associated with exploration and production in extreme offshore environments. This includes: (1) using experimental studies to improve understanding of key parameters (e.g., properties and behavior of materials) tied to loss-of-control events in deepwater settings, (2) compiling data on spatial variability for key properties used to characterize and simulate the natural and engineered components involved in extreme offshore settings, and (3) utilizing findings from (1) and (2) in conjunction with integrated assessment models to model worst-case scenarios, as well as assessments of most likely scenarios relative to potential risks associated with flow assurance and loss of control. This portfolio and approach is responsive to key Federal-scale initiatives including the Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee (OESC). In particular, the findings and recommendations of the OESC?s Spill Prevention Subcommittee are addressed by aspects of the Complementary Program research. The Deepwater and Ultra-Deepwater Portfolio is also aligned with some of the goals of the United States- Department of the Interior (US-DOI) led Alaska Interagency Working Group (AIWG) which brings together state, federal, and tribal government personnel in relation to energy-related issues and needs in the Alaskan Arctic. For the Unconventional Fossil Resources Portfolio, the general objective is to develop a sufficient scientific base for predicting and quantifying potential risks associated with the oil/gas resources in shale reservoirs that require hydraulic fracturing and/or other engineering measures to produce. The major areas of focus include: (1) improving predictions of fugitive methane and greenhouse gas emissions, (2) pr

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

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

  10. 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

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

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    Robbiano, Lorenzo

    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

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

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    Abubakr, Said

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

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

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    Bopardikar, Shaunak D.

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

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

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    T. M. Adamo; E. T. Newman

    2009-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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

  15. Neutrino Astronomy and Cosmic Rays Spectroscopy at Horizons

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    D. Fargion

    2006-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Rudranil Basu; Ayan Chatterjee

    2011-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    Pouria Dadras; J. T. Firouzjaee; Reza Mansouri

    2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    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

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

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    Somayeh Zare; Zahra Raissi; Hosein Mohammadzadeh; Behrouz Mirza

    2012-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitt

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

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

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    Jaillet, Patrick

    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

  4. Proof of linear instability of the Reissner-Nordstrm Cauchy horizon under scalar perturbations

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    Jonathan Luk; Sung-Jin Oh

    2015-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

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

  6. 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

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

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    Florida and a 3D oil spill model. The ocean models used here resolve the Gulf at 2 km and the SouthMany Task Computing for Modeling the Fate of Oil Discharged from the Deep Water Horizon Well tons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. In order to understand the fate and impact of the discharged

  8. On the Infinite Horizon Constrained Switched LQR Problem Maximilian Balandat, Wei Zhang, Alessandro Abate

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    Zhang, Wei

    Abate Abstract-- This paper studies the Discrete-Time Switched LQR problem over an infinite time horizon weizhang@eecs.berkeley.edu A. Abate is with the Delft Center for Systems and Control, Technische Universiteit Delft, Delft, The Netherlands a.abate@tudelft.nl Mixed Integer Quadratic Program (MIQP) and solved

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

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    J. B. Griffiths

    2005-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Zilberstein, Shlomo

    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

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

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    Pappas, George J.

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

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

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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. 1983 paper on entanglement entropy: "On the Entropy of the Vacuum outside a Horizon"

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    Rafael D. Sorkin

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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".

  14. Study of YangMillsChernSimons theory in presence of the Gribov horizon

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

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    A. banerjee; S. Chatterjee

    2004-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Dean L. Welch

    1995-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. Classical stability of black hole Cauchy horizons in two-dimensional asymptotically flat space-times

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    A. Fabbri

    1996-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we analyse the stability of black hole Cauchy horizons arising in a class of 2d dilaton gravity models. It is shown that due to the characteristic asymptotic Rindler form of the metric of these models, time dependent gravitational perturbations generated in the external region do not necessarily blow-up when propagated along the Cauchy horizon. There exists, in fact, a region of nonzero measure in the space of the parameters characterizing the solutions such that both instability and mass inflation are avoided. This is a new result concerning asymptotically flat space-times, not shared by the well-known solutions of General Relativity. Despite this fact, however, quantum back-reaction seems to produce a scalar curvature singularity there.

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

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    Subenoy Chakraborty; Atreyee Biswas

    2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Sobecki, Terrence Michael

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , 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...

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

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    Charles D. Griffin

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Luk, Jonathan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Chen, Xin

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

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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...

  5. Key Events Timeline

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document lists key events beginning with the April 20 fire on the Deepwater Horizon through July 28th. Updated July 28, 2010.

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

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    Allen, C. Scott

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Allen, C. Scott

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??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)

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

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    Arslan, Meryem Damla

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??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 (more)

  9. Systems biology approach to bioremediation

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    Chakraborty, R.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    P. Marecki

    2006-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Tian, David Wenjie

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Kenneth E. Rosenberg; Stephen G. Johnson

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Yen Chin Ong; Pisin Chen

    2014-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. Radiation Hydrodynamics in Kerr Spacetime: Equations without Coordinate Singularity at the Event Horizon

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    Rohta Takahashi

    2007-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Equations of fully general relativistic radiation hydrodynamics around a rotating black hole are derived by using the Kerr-Schild coordinate where there is no coordinate singularity at the event horizon. Since the radiation interacts with matter moving with relativistic velocities near the event horizon, the interplay between the radiation and the matter should be described fully relativistically. In the formalism used in this study, while the interactions between matter and radiation are introduced in the comoving frame, the equations and the equations and the derivatives for the description of the global evolution of both matter and the radiation are given in the Kerr-Schild frame (KSF) which is a frame fixed to the coordinate describing the central black hole. As a frame fixed to the coordinate, we use the locally non-rotating reference frame (LNRF) representing a radially falling frame when the Kerr-Schild coordinate is used. Around the rotating black hole, both the matter and the radiation are affected by the frame-dragging effects.

  15. Asymptotic symmetries of Rindler space at the horizon and null infinity

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

    2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. 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

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

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    Stuchlik, Zdenek

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  18. Exploratory Characterization of a Perfluoropolyether Oil as a Possible Viscosity Standard at Deepwater Production Conditions of 533 K and 241 MPa

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    Baled, Hseen O.; Tapriyal, Deepak; Morreale, Bryan D.; Soong, Yee; Gamwo, Isaac; Krukonis, Val; Bamgbade, Babatunde A.; Wu, Yue; McHugh, Mark A.; Burgess, Ward A.; M Enick, Robert M.

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DuPonts perfluoropolyether oil Krytox GPL 102 is a promising candidate for the high-temperature, high-pressure Deepwater viscosity standard (DVS). The preferred DVS is a thermally stable liquid that exhibits a viscosity of roughly 20 mPa?s at 533 K and 241 MPa; a viscosity value representative of light oils found in ultra-deep formations beneath the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A windowed rolling-ball viscometer designed by our team is used to determine the Krytox GPL 102 viscosity at pressures to 245 MPa and temperatures of 311 K, 372 K, and 533 K. At 533 K and 243 MPa, the Krytox GPL 102 viscosity is (27.21.3)mPa?s . The rolling-ball viscometer viscosity results for Krytox GPL 102 are correlated with an empirical 10-parameter surface fitting function that yields an MAPD of 3.9 %. A Couette rheometer is also used to measure the Krytox GPL 102 viscosity, yielding a value of (26.21)mPa?s at 533 K and 241 MPa. The results of this exploratory study suggest that Krytox GPL 102 is a promising candidate for the DVS, primarily because this fluoroether oil is thermally stable and exhibits a viscosity closer to the targeted value of 20 mPa ? s at 533 K and 241 MPa than any other fluid reported to date. Nonetheless, further studies must be conducted by other researcher groups using various types of viscometers and rheometers on samples of Krytox GPL 102 from the same lot to further establish the properties of Krytox GPL 102.

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

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

    2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Ted Jacobson; David Mattingly

    2000-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Scott A. Caveny; Richard A. Matzner

    2003-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Hal M. Haggard; Carlo Rovelli

    2014-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Sourav Bhattacharya; Anirban Saha

    2010-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Fulvio Melia

    2008-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Physics at Small Numbers of Particles Within the Frame of a Horizon

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    Alfred Kording

    2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The Einstein equations are non-linear and the particles of which the gravitational e?ect is described by these equations are lastly un- known. If renormalizable ?elds are assumed, then results are obtained only in the case of a at space. Therefore, there is still no generally recognized quantum theory of gravitation and electromagnetism. In this work the solution of these quantum mechanic problems are forced in some sense: the metric tensor is linearized, and it is required that the entire system of equations is invariant with respect to the symmetry group of the linearized Einstein equations. The ?eld which represents this symmetry group only allows a measurement within the horizon to simulate the event horizon. It is shown that the num- ber of quants of this ?eld is constant. There are 4 types of solutions in the 2-quantum space, of which one has particle-like properties. This particular solution has a gravitational e?ect which can be externally arbitrarily small, as compared to its electromagnetic e?ect. In con- trast, this does not apply to the other 3 solutions. The model might be used to explain why gravitation is so much weaker than the elec- tromagnetic interaction in real physics. Accordingly, the Higgs boson is possibly not necessarily be required for the mass scale. Likewise, an explanation could be made why gravitation and electromagnetic inter- actions had the same intensity during the early stages of the universe. A pecularity of the model provides a mechanism for the Big Bang in all four types of solutions, although there is no singularity. As a consequence of the inferred change in the microstructure, a change in the macrostructure of the cosmos is suggested, allowing an understanding of the particular properties of the Dark Matter and the accelerated expansion of the cosmos.

  7. 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

  8. Horizons(Causally Disconnected Regions of Spacetime) and Infinite Doppler Blueshifts in both Alcubierre and Natario Warp Drive

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Alcubierre and Natario Warp Drive Spacetimes Fernando Loup Residencia de Estudantes Universitas Lisboa Energy Density distribution in the Alcubierre Warp Drive is different than the one found in the Natario Warp Drive.The Horizons will arise in both Spacetimes when approaching Superluminal(Warp) speeds

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

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

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

  10. Dedicated to Sharing Information About Water Management and the Florida LAKEWATCH Program Volume 50 (2010) The Gulf Coast Oil Spill

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    Jawitz, James W.

    50 (2010) The Gulf Coast Oil Spill It has been five months since the explosion and fire on an offshore oil-drilling platform Deepwater Horizon on April 20 in the Gulf of Mexico. Three months later that it was a success and that no more oil would flow into the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon well. The National

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

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    Abdolmaleki, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. Detection of the Cosmic \\gamma-Ray Horizon From Multiwavelength Observations of Blazars

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

    2015-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Zaragoza, Universidad de

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

  18. ULTRA-DEEPWATER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    of focus might include: * Mitigate leakage in and around the boreholes from reservoir fluids and gas as well as any injected liquids and materials; * Long term borehole...

  19. RESULTS FROM THE (1) DATA COLLECTION WORKSHOP, (2) MODELING WORKSHOP AND (3) DRILLING AND CORING METHODS WORKSHOP AS PART OF THE JOINT INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION (JIP) PROJECT TO CHARACTERIZE NATURAL GAS HYDRATES IN THE DEEPWATER GULF OF MEXICO

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    Stephen A. Holditch; Emrys Jones

    2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2000, Chevron began a project to learn how to characterize the natural gas hydrate deposits in the deepwater portions of the Gulf of Mexico. A Joint Industry Participation (JIP) group was formed in 2001, and a project partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began in October 2001. The primary objective of this project is to develop technology and data to assist in the characterization of naturally occurring gas hydrates in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. These naturally occurring gas hydrates can cause problems relating to drilling and production of oil and gas, as well as building and operating pipelines. Other objectives of this project are to better understand how natural gas hydrates can affect seafloor stability, to gather data that can be used to study climate change, and to determine how the results of this project can be used to assess if and how gas hydrates act as a trapping mechanism for shallow oil or gas reservoirs. As part of the project, three workshops were held. The first was a data collection workshop, held in Houston during March 14-15, 2002. The purpose of this workshop was to find out what data exist on gas hydrates and to begin making that data available to the JIP. The second and third workshop, on Geoscience and Reservoir Modeling, and Drilling and Coring Methods, respectively, were held simultaneously in Houston during May 9-10, 2002. The Modeling Workshop was conducted to find out what data the various engineers, scientists and geoscientists want the JIP to collect in both the field and the laboratory. The Drilling and Coring workshop was to begin making plans on how we can collect the data required by the project's principal investigators.

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

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    Sebastiano Bernuzzi; Alessandro Nagar; Anil Zenginoglu

    2012-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. Combining Multicomponent Seismic Attributes, New Rock Physics Models, and In Situ Data to Estimate Gas-Hydrate Concentrations in Deep-Water, Near-Seafloor Strata of the Gulf of Mexico

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    Bureau of Economic Geology

    2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Bureau of Economic Geology was contracted to develop technologies that demonstrate the value of multicomponent seismic technology for evaluating deep-water hydrates across the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico. This report describes the methodologies that were developed to create compressional (P-P) and converted-shear (P-SV) images of near-seafloor geology from four-component ocean-bottom-cable (4C OBC) seismic data and the procedures used to integrate P-P and P-SV seismic attributes with borehole calibration data to estimate hydrate concentration across two study areas spanning 16 and 25 lease blocks (or 144 and 225 square miles), respectively. Approximately 200 km of two-dimensional 4C OBC profiles were processed and analyzed over the course of the 3-year project. The strategies we developed to image near-seafloor geology with 4C OBC data are unique, and the paper describing our methodology was peer-recognized with a Best Paper Award by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists in the first year of the project (2006). Among the valuable research findings demonstrated in this report, the demonstrated ability to image deep-water near-seafloor geology with sub-meter resolution using a standard-frequency (10-200 Hz) air gun array on the sea surface and 4C sensors on the seafloor has been the accomplishment that has received the most accolades from professional peers. Our study found that hydrate is pervasive across the two study areas that were analyzed but exists at low concentrations. Although our joint inversion technique showed that in some limited areas, and in some geologic units across those small areas, hydrates occupied up to 40-percent of the sediment pore space, we found that when hydrate was present, hydrate concentration tended to occupy only 10-percent to 20-percent of the pore volume. We also found that hydrate concentration tended to be greater near the base of the hydrate stability zone than it was within the central part of the stability zone.

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

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    G. 't Hooft

    2005-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. Some effects of magnetic blowouts on arc interruption

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    Benish, Joe

    1949-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . , Ths Electric Arc, Electrician, London, 1902. Holm, op. cit. , pp. 257-70. cnr ~ent s. T p Ga exte nal ircu t res for ist 13 10 X X I I 7 I ? ? -/ ? ?- / I -/ / / / / / / / / / o DotteR cnrve inQica Los maximum values of gap... for Testing Materials, Biblio- Vl graphy on Electrical Contacts, Philadelphia, 19/3. Also 19+, 19/5, a n d 19/6 Supplements. // I 'I (15) Ayr ton, H. , The Electric Arc, Electrician, London, 1902. APPENDIX I SUMMARY OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA EXPERIMENTAL...

  4. Rock mechanics aspects of blowout self-containment

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    Akbarnejad Nesheli, Babak

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    on the linear elastic behavior of rock are excellent tools for designing and optimizing the trajectory of the borehole. Therefore, linear elastic models are the dominant models in most currently available simulators. For instance, Van Oort, Nicholson, and D... boreholes. For example, Van Oort, Nicholson, and D?Agostino 24 provided a numerical finite-element elasto-plastic model for mud weight prediction, which is more realistic and less conservative than previous models. They calibrated and validated...

  5. 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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    Anastas, M.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. 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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    Meyers, Steven D.

    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

  7. A Tale of Two Spills: Novel Science and Policy Implications of an Emerging New Oil Spill Model

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    Adams, E. Eric

    The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil release posed the challenges of two types of spill: a familiar spill characterized by buoyant oil, fouling and killing organisms at the sea surface and eventually grounding on and damaging ...

  8. Design of a flexible containment system for deep ocean oil spills

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    Maas, Natasha

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BP needed almost 3 months to cap the Deepwater Horizon spill; improved response techniques are needed for the future. This work presents the design and deployment plan for a new type of containment system that captures the ...

  9. Azadegan, A. 2013 SupplyChainDisruptions,

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    Lin, Xiaodong

    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

  10. 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

  11. Page 1 of 1 Statement of

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    Hickey, Barbara

    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

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

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

  13. 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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    Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

    2010-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

    2014-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Horizon 2020: Excellent Science

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    De Cindio, Fiorella

    agriculture, marine and maritime research & the bioeconomy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green of tomorrow's technologies, jobs and wellbeing · Europe needs to develop, attract and retain research talent of Europe's needs on advanced S&T. · Bringing them together in a single programme will enable them

  16. Receding Horizon Covariance Control

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    Wendel, Eric

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  17. LLNL 1981: technical horizons

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    Not Available

    1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. Expanding Professional Horizons

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

  19. Expanding Professional Horizons

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsing ZirconiaPolicy and Assistance100 tonusingdeposition.Energy Consumersa KeyErin *

  20. Deepwater Internal Wave Study and Application

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    Jiang, Lei

    2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  1. Deepwater_Response.pdf | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGYWomentheATLANTA, GA - U.S. DepartmenttoJune 16,AprilFrankDavis-Bacon3,AprilofThe

  2. deepwater_technology | netl.doe.gov

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  3. ultra_deepwater | netl.doe.gov

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLasDelivered energy consumption byAbout SRNLBuildingsScattering at JLab8,Diamond7-003 Science

  4. Deepwater Wind Farm | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision has beenFfe2fb55-352f-473b-a2dd-50ae8b27f0a6 No revision has been approved forDaytonCounty,Deepi has

  5. 2011 HM{sub 102}: DISCOVERY OF A HIGH-INCLINATION L5 NEPTUNE TROJAN IN THE SEARCH FOR A POST-PLUTO NEW HORIZONS TARGET

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    Parker, Alex H.; Holman, Matthew J.; McLeod, Brian A. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Buie, Marc W.; Borncamp, David M.; Spencer, John R.; Stern, S. Alan [Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78238 (United States); Osip, David J. [Carnegie Observatories, Las Campanas Observatory, Casilla 601, La Serena (Chile); Gwyn, Stephen D. J.; Fabbro, Sebastian; Kavelaars, J. J. [Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, National Research Council of Canada, 5071 W. Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7 (Canada); Benecchi, Susan D.; Sheppard, Scott S. [Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institute of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Road NW, Washington, DC 20015 (United States); Binzel, Richard P.; DeMeo, Francesca E. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Fuentes, Cesar I.; Trilling, David E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University, S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 (United States); Gay, Pamela L. [Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education, and Outreach, Southern Illinois University, 1220 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901 (United States); Petit, Jean-Marc [CNRS, UTINAM, Universite de Franche Comte, Route de Gray, F-25030 Besancon Cedex, (France); Tholen, David J., E-mail: aparker@cfa.harvard.edu [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); and others

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the discovery of a long-term stable L5 (trailing) Neptune Trojan in data acquired to search for candidate trans-Neptunian objects for the New Horizons spacecraft to fly by during an extended post-Pluto mission. This Neptune Trojan, 2011 HM{sub 102}, has the highest inclination (29. Degree-Sign 4) of any known member of this population. It is intrinsically brighter than any single L5 Jupiter Trojan at H{sub V} {approx} 8.18. We have determined its gri colors (a first for any L5 Neptune Trojan), which we find to be similar to the moderately red colors of the L4 Neptune Trojans, suggesting similar surface properties for members of both Trojan clouds. We also present colors derived from archival data for two L4 Neptune Trojans (2006 RJ{sub 103} and 2007 VL{sub 305}), better refining the overall color distribution of the population. In this document we describe the discovery circumstances, our physical characterization of 2011 HM{sub 102}, and this object's implications for the Neptune Trojan population overall. Finally, we discuss the prospects for detecting 2011 HM{sub 102} from the New Horizons spacecraft during its close approach in mid- to late-2013.

  6. 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

  7. Phase III Early Restoration Projects Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi Texas

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    Horizon oil spill, benthic secondary productivity and salt marsh habitats along Florida's Panhandle Research Reserve Office Complex and Nature Center in Eastpoint. The area has been the location of previous,605. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Florida: Living Shoreline Projects FOR MORE

  8. Technology on the Horizon & Over the Horizon

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ <Information Administration (EIA) 10 MECS Survey Data9c :0.1 Housing Unit3.1. 111.1Donald L.

  9. 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...

  10. The New Horizons of Bioenergy

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    None

    2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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

  11. Horizon thermodynamics and composite metrics

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    Lorenzo Sindoni

    2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. Multi-horizon stochastic programming

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    2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. Your Horizons Conference April 6

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  14. Particle Physics at Discovery's Horizon

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

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    Ferrara, Enzo

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Benson, Sally M.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three-quarters of the oil production in California was fromThree-fifths of the oil production in the District was viameasured in offshore oil production in the Outer Continental

  17. Spatiotemporal model for the progression of sand blowouts Hezi Yizhaq1

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    Ashkenazy, Yossi "Yosef"

    , Noam Levin2 and Haim Tsoar3 1 Solar energy and Environmental Physics, BIDR, Ben-Gurion University in Australia. Introduction. ­ Sand dunes cover a vast area of Earth land surface. Their formation and dynamics

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

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    Benson, Sally M.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oil and Gas District 4 from 1991 to 2005: implications for geological storage of carbon dioxide, Environmental Geology ,

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

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    Benson, Sally M.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    developed for CO2- enhanced oil recovery, SPE Paper 112924 ,oil production in the District was via thermally enhanced recovery.

  20. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Lean Blowout Detection in a Single Nozzle Swirl Cup Combustor

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    Seitzman, Jerry M.

    Cup Combustor S. Nair* , T. M. Muruganandam* , R. Olsen , A. Meyers , J. Seitzman , B. Zinn** , T be used to monitor the proximity of a combustor to blowoff using measurements of the flame's acoustic and chemiluminescence signature. Data was acquired from a commercial single nozzle, swirl cup combustor fueled with Jet

  1. Analytic model of electromagnetic fields around a plasma bubble in the blow-out regime

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    Yi, S. A.; Khudik, V.; Siemon, C.; Shvets, G. [Department of Physics and Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An analytic model of the electric and magnetic fields surrounding the nonlinear plasma 'bubble' formed around the high-current electron bunch in a plasma wakefield accelerator is developed. The model, justified by the results of particle-in-cell simulations, accurately captures the thin high-density plasma sheath and extended return current layer surrounding the bubble. The resulting global fields inside and outside the bubble are used to investigate electron self-injection in a plasma with a smooth density gradient. It is shown that accurate description of the current/density sheaths is crucial for quantitative description of self-injection.

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

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    Benson, Sally M.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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    Arslan, Meryem Damla

    2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  4. NOAA/NMFS Developments Initial Assessment of Ocean

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    of their conclusions, Robert E, Burns, the Deep Ocean Mining Environmental Study project manager for NOAA, said,600 km) southeast of Hawaii, in water about 15,000 feet (5,000 m) deep, The monitoring included samples- tions that the plume moved horizon- tally, carried on slowly moving, deep-water currents. Considerable

  5. 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

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

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    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

  7. White Paper on the Use of Safety Cases in Certification and Regulation Prof. Nancy Leveson

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    Leveson, Nancy

    Commission (on Deepwater Horizon) and started serving on an advisory committee to the new agency set up cases for this industry so the advisory committee has been carefully studying the ramifications recently as a solution to the problem of regulating safety-critical systems. The term arises from the HSE

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. # Title Authors Release of gas phase species from the photolysis of thin

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    Nizkorodov, Sergey

    compounds measured in the lower troposphere around the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site (Gulf of Mexico.M., Paulson S.E. 13 Oxygen isotopic anomaly in secondary carbonates: evidence of anthropogenic pollution Chong., Finlayson-Pitts B.J. 22 CARDS analyzers for air pollution monitoring. Hargrove, J.M., Gundersen, J, Hargrove

  13. Chapter 14 Water Pollution Factory-style hog farms in

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    Pan, Feifei

    were polluted by 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill. #12;Oil-drilling Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico #12Chapter 14 Water Pollution #12;Factory-style hog farms in North Carolina Each pig produces, September 1999. #12;Hogs killed by flooding #12; Water pollution Common water pollutants Treating water

  14. NATURE PHYSICS | VOL 7 | MARCH 2011 | www.nature.com/naturephysics 183 The accusation was made loud and clear

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    Loss, Daniel

    ." He gave Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy John Holdren the task of fleshing out of science has been seen to persist with the new administration. In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Association, in favour of lower estimates; and that the whole process for the approval of offshore drilling

  15. J. Fluid Mech. (2012), vol. 690, pp. 571606. c Cambridge University Press 2011 571 doi:10.1017/jfm.2011.476

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    McLaughlin, Richard M.

    are routinely obtained. A lubrication model is developed for both a two-dimensional geometry a comparison to that scenario. Key words: lubrication theory, parametric instability, stratified flows 1 trapped oil plumes from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and the accumulation

  16. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria enriched by the

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    Cai, Long

    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

  17. 5/10/10 7:10 AMUntitled Page 1 of 3

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    Hazen, Terry

    ) -- 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

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

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    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

  19. Cooperative Control of Autonomous Surface Vehicles for Oil Skimming and Cleanup

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    ) a skimming operation with two vessels in the gulf of Mexico. Abstract-- Oil skimmers towed by two vehicles. I. INTRODUCTION On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico wellhead was capped (July 15, 2010), it is estimated that approximately 104 m3 of crude oil was released

  20. WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DAVID WESTERHOLM

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    ; 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

  1. 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

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

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    Torgersen, Christian

    ....................................................................................................................................................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

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

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    Kane, Andrew S.

    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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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    Ozgökmen, Tamay M.

    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

  7. 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

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

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    Flynn, Morris R.

    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

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

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    Debasis Biswas

    2011-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. The Temperature Prediction in Deepwater Drilling of Vertical Well

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    Feng, Ming

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    .................................................................................................. 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...

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

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    - 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 for...

  12. RPSEA Phase 2 Final Report: MSDC Electrical System for Deepwater...

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    the seafloor. It is projected that more subsea production will be moving towards more remote areas (>100 km) from land. In the context of such a trend, the delivery of electric...

  13. Regional distribution of diagenetic carbonate cement in Palaeocene deepwater

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    Haszeldine, Stuart

    0QF, UK (Received 9 June 1998; revised 15 March 1999) ABSTRACT: Sandstones of the Palaeocene al., 1993), and by inorganic thermal breakdown of organic material at depths >1.5 km (Irwin et al., 1977). Within the Rannoch Formation of the Brent Group, sandstones contain >5% carbonate cement

  14. Experimental and numerical analysis of a deepwater mini-TLP

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    Guichard, Aurelien

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    September 17, 2013 Attachment 3 2 2014 Annual Plan Review Process * September 17, 2013; Web Meeting - Overview of DOE Research Program - Establish subcommittees * October 8, 2013;...

  16. Development of design tool for statically equivalent deepwater mooring systems

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    Udoh, Ikpoto Enefiok

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in Review: TopEnergy DOEDealingVehicle1 Closing the2-A Dynegy-A7: FinalFinal8:6::

  18. Deepwater Oil & Gas Resources | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGYWomentheATLANTA, GA - U.S. DepartmenttoJune 16,AprilFrankDavis-Bacon3,AprilofThe United

  19. DOE Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible Deepwater

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion |Energy UsageAUDITVehiclesTankless orAChiefAppropriation FY 2012 FYEnergy DOE

  20. Modal Dynamics and Stability of Large Multi-megawatt Deepwater...

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    and O&M, while maintaining or increasing energy production. A vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) rotor configuration offers a potential transformative technology solution...

  1. Research Portfolio Report Ultra-Deepwater: Subsea Systems Reliability /

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -the Mid-Infrared atEffect of DryCorrection MethodORD's CatalysisRevealingSubsea

  2. Research Portfolio Report Ultra-Deepwater: Surface Systems and

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -the Mid-Infrared atEffect of DryCorrection MethodORD's

  3. Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee | Department of Energy

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

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGYWomenthe House Committee on EnergyEnergyTheUnited States andUS-Japan rareResources

  5. deepwater_current_proj | netl.doe.gov

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLasDelivered energy consumption byAbout SRNL HomeYoungClean EnergyContact NETLcontacts4 30

  6. Sandia National Laboratories: deep-water multiple-megawatt VAWT

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1development Sandia, NRELdeep-water multiple-megawatt VAWT Study Compares

  7. Deepwater Wind Formerly Winergy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision has beenFfe2fb55-352f-473b-a2dd-50ae8b27f0a6 No revision has been approved forDaytonCounty,Deepi hasWind

  8. Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee Members | Department of Energy

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  9. Neptune Deepwater Port Natural Gas Liquefied Natural Gas Imports (price)

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

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  10. Neptune Deepwater Port Natural Gas Liquefied Natural Gas Imports (price)

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) " ,"ClickPipelinesProved ReservesFeet) Year Jan Feb MarthroughYear Jan Feb Mar AprThousand9(Dollars

  11. Neptune Deepwater Port Natural Gas Liquefied Natural Gas Imports (price)

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) " ,"ClickPipelinesProved ReservesFeet) Year Jan Feb MarthroughYear Jan Feb Mar AprThousand9(Dollarsfrom

  12. University of Maine Researching Floating Technologies for Deepwater

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion |Energy Usage »of EnergyTheTwo New12.'6/0.2 ...... 13:27 FAX 301O R EAutomotive

  13. University of Maine Researching Floating Technologies for Deepwater...

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    the commercial development of floating offshore wind technology. The gross U.S. offshore wind potential is more than 4,000 gigawatts (GW) - more than four times the combined...

  14. Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee Members | Department of Energy

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    University of California, Berkeley Dr. Quenton R. Dokken PresidentCEO Gulf of Mexico Foundation Dr. Hartley H. Downs Technology Fellow Baker Hughes Incorporated Dr....

  15. Electron self-injection into an evolving plasma bubble: Quasi-monoenergetic laser-plasma acceleration in the blowout regimea)

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    Umstadter, Donald

    for self-injection and production of high-energy elec- trons.13,14, 3 Department of Physics, C1500, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA injected charge; concomitant phase space rotation reduces the bunch energy spread. In regimes relevant

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

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    Paris-Limouzy, Claire B.

    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

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

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    Oldenburg, C.M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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    Oldenburg, C.M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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    Oldenburg, C.M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  20. Invariance Violation Extends the Cosmic Ray Horizon?

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    Kifune, T

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Invariance Violation Extends the Cosmic Ray Horizon ?

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    T. Kifune

    1999-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

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

  3. www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    and storage and increasing the efficiency of solar energy conversion to electricity. To this end, the U There is more solar energy reaching the earth in one hour than the combined worldwide human consumption% to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy, without subsidies, by the end

  4. Iteratively extending time horizon reinforcement learning

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    Wehenkel, Louis

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

  5. Absorption on horizon-wrapped branes

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    S. Ansari; G. Panotopoulos; I. Sachs

    2009-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Horizon Operator Approach to Black Hole Quantization

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    G. 't Hooft

    1994-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. On horizons and the cosmic landscape

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    George F R Ellis

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. Horizon Batteries formerly Electrosource | Open Energy Information

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  10. Horizon Wind Energy | Open Energy Information

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  11. Expanding Your Horizons scheduled for March 2

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

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    Haghshenas, Arash

    2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  13. The why, what, when, where and how of sustainability in civil engineering education

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    Fenner, R.A.; Cruickshank, H.J.; Ainger, C.

    2014-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon platform, or the contribution that the building and operation of energy intensive facilities makes to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere , and global warming. In many parts of the world... building multi-disciplinary teams. Dealing with environmental limits through resource efficiency, pollution control and maintaining ecosystem services. Dealing with people through consultation processes and negotiation to meet societys and individual...

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

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    Gross, Jeff

    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

  15. 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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    Jordan, Preston D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2007) Crude oil production. http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/The majority of District 4s oil production was by thermallythis leakage. Background Oil production from District 4 The

  16. 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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    Jordan, Preston D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    regions with CO2-enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and natural gasstorage, thermally enhanced oil recovery, well leakage, wellstorage and CO 2 -enhanced oil recovery (EOR), had not been

  17. 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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    Jordan, Preston D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    oil ?elds and western Kern County population density by block group in 2000 (United States Census Bureau 2007) corrosion,

  18. 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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    Jordan, Preston D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  19. 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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    Jordan, Preston D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to 6 months. Injury and environmental damage information wasThe worker injury and environmental damage conse- quencescausing both injury and environmental damage 1 per 2,100 1

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

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    Jones, Toby Nephi

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Service served in a cultural resource management capacity. The United States Navy generously donated the use of NR-1, a nuclear powered research submarine, and its associated surface support vessel, SSV Carolyn Chouest. Captain Dennis Mc...Kelvey, commander of NR-1, and his crew, deserve special recognition for their outstanding performance during the Mica shipwreck investigation. Captain Steve Laster, of SSV Carolyn Chouest (Edison Chouest Offshore Corporation), and his crew, also deserve credit...

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

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    Nørvåg, Kjetil

    -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

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

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    Via, Rachael Kathleen

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on salinity.................................... 3 2 55 Ma tectonic reconstruction............................................................................... 3 3 The Lanthanide series... for in situ production of 143 Nd in a mineral, we define ? Nd (t): ? Nd (t)= {[( 143 Nd/ 144 Nd) i / I t CHUR ] ? 1} x 10 4 [DePaulo and Wasserburg, 1976], Figure 3. The Lanthanide series. Ce through Eu (along with La) are considered light rare earth...

  3. Modal Analysis of Deepwater Mooring Lines Based on a Variational Formulation

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    Martinez Farfan, Jose Alberto

    2013-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous work on modal analysis of mooring lines has been performed from different theoretical formulations. Most studies have focused on mooring lines of a single homogeneous material, and the effect of added mass and damping produced by the water...

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

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

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Schaefer, Laura

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. 1Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States Lewis M. Cowardin1

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    Gray, Matthew

    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

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

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    Cole, Kelly Lynne

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    the support and guidance of Dr. Alexis Lugo-Fern?ndez at MS. Thanks also goes to the researchers I?ve met throughout the course of the EGOM project, namely Dr. Robert Leben, whose sea surface height product I?ve used extensively in this thesis. I want... O?Hern, and my clasmates Laura Rubiano-G?mez and Chrisy Wiederwohl, for their friendship, and for not leting me spend too much time at the O&M. Above al, I want to thank my family for their encouragement and support of my pasions. I am fortunate...

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

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  9. Innovative Deepwater Platform Aims to Harness Offshore Wind and Wave Power

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  10. 2007 Annual Plan for the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and

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

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

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  13. Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee Elena Melchert Acting Designated Federal Officer

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartment of EnergyofProject is on Track| DepartmentPinakin Patel / Fred

  14. Computer Simulation of Reservoir Depletion and Oil Flow from the Macondo Well Following the Deepwater

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    Computer Simulation of Reservoir Depletion and Oil Flow from the Macondo Well Following, 2010, Computer simulation of reservoir depletion and oil flow from the Macondo well following. ..................................................................................12 Figures Figure 1. Oblique schematic view of the M56 oil reservoir

  15. Introduction Zonation, the clustering of organisms into distinct horizon-

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    Gilman, Sarah

    of climate change. Harley and Helmuth (Limnol. Oceanogr. 48:1498-1508, 2003) described a method for measuring in ecological studies as indicators of com- parable environmental conditions across locations or over time (e.g., Johannesson et al. 1995, Gilman 2005). Zonation is thought to reflect changes in patterns of emersion

  16. Modeling exchange rate dependence dynamics at different time horizons

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    Embrechts, Paul

    , Copula-GARCH, Conditional dependence, Dynamic copula Corresponding author. Tel.: +44(0) 247 657 4297. Financial time-series are often modeled with GARCH type models. In the multivariate GARCH literature there exist several models, like CCC- GARCH, DVEC, matrix-diagonal GARCH, BEKK and principal components GARCH

  17. Regularized Nonlinear Moving Horizon Observer for Detectable Systems

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    Johansen, Tor Arne

    ], Alessandri et al. [2008] for different formulation relying on somewhat different assumptions. Such a moving

  18. Linear Constrained Moving Horizon Estimator With Pre-Estimating Observer

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    Johansen, Tor Arne

    in the literature, e.g. Rao et al. (2001, 2003); Alessandri et al. (2003, 2004). The idea of MHE is to estimate of robustness in the presence of uncertainties such as noise, disturbances and modeling errors, see Alessandri in the literature, e.g. Rao et al. (2001, 2003); Alessandri et al. (2003, 2004). The pre-estimator leads

  19. Distributed moving horizon estimation for nonlinear constrained systems

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    Ferrari-Trecate, Giancarlo

    ; Alessandri et al., 2003), nonlinear (Rao et al., 2003; Rawlings and Mayne, 2009; Alessandri et al., 2008

  20. The New Horizons Spacecraft Glen H. Fountain a

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    Stern, S. Alan

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

  1. A special report on physics in Brazil New horizons for

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    Barbosa, Marcia C. B.

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

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

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    2008-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    hyper-compressor. The objective is to estimate the remaining differential states corresponding to the concentrations of ethylene, butane, methane and impurities

  3. Path dependent receding horizon control policies for hybrid electric vehicles

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    Kolmanovsky, Ilya V.

    Future hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) may use path-dependent operating policies to improve fuel economy. In our previous work, we developed a dynamic programming (DP) algorithm for prescribing the battery state of charge ...

  4. Issue 11 Autumn 2012 HorizonsInnovation at Glasgow

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    save the pharmaceutical industry millions Changing world Observing environmental change from Greenland Biosciences should help the pharmaceutical industry develop safe medicines faster and more cheaply. Academics with impact University open for business 4 A Glasgow spin-out company that could save the pharmaceutical

  5. New horizons in the study of child language acquisition

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    Roy, Deb K.

    Naturalistic longitudinal recordings of child development promise to reveal fresh perspectives on fundamental questions of language acquisition. In a pilot effort, we have recorded 230,000 hours of audio-video recordings ...

  6. Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

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

  7. Energy Technologies on the Horizon (released in AEO2006)

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. The Large Hadron Collider - At Discover's Horizon | Online Resources

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    Benefits to society Accelerators for America's Future Interactions - Benefits to Society CERN Knowledge & Technology Transfer CERN CERN's Web site Twitter US LHC ALICE...

  9. Optimization Online - A Fast Moving Horizon Estimation Algorithm ...

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    Victor M Zavala

    2009-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 28, 2009 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  10. MARTINGALE MEASURES FOR DISCRETE TIME PROCESSES WITH INFINITE HORIZON

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    Schachermayer, Walter

    ) 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

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

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    - the European Union, the United States and China - and provides policy scenarios to forecast the market size of key energy efficient technologies for buildings over the next...

  12. UNIVERSITET Horizon 2020 Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials

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    "Climate" and the European Innovation Partnerships "Water" and "Raw Materials" - talking with reference:50-13:15 Parallel sessions A. JPI Climate B. EIP Water and Raw Materials Anja Skjoldborg, Environmental Science, JPI. Fighting and adapting to climate change 2. Protection of the environment, sustainable management of natural

  13. New Horizons and New Strategies in Arms Control

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    Brown, J. editor

    1998-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In the last ten years, since the break-up of the Soviet Union, remarkable progress in arms control and disarmament has occurred. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the completion of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), and the Chemical Weapons Treaty (CWC) are indicative of the great strides made in the non- proliferation arena. Simultaneously, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the Conventional Forces Treaty in Europe (CFE), and the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties (START), all associated with US-Soviet Union (now Russia) relations have assisted in redefining European relations and the security landscape. Finally, it now appears that progress is in the offing in developing enhanced compliance measures for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). In sum, all of these achievements have set the stage for the next round of arms control activities, which may lead to a much broader, and perhaps more diffused multilateral agenda. In this new and somewhat unpredictable international setting, arms control and disarmament issues will require solutions that are both more creative and innovative than heretofore.

  14. Regularized and Adaptive Nonlinear Moving Horizon Estimation of Bottomhole

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    Johansen, Tor Arne

    , the pressure in the drill string can be released for connection of new pipe segments. To decouple m Drilling Marcel Paasche Tor A. Johansen Lars Imsland Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Abstract: With the restrictions on online downhole

  15. Stability Analysis of Unconstrained Receding Horizon Control Schemes

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    Knobloch,Jürgen

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 4.3.1 Comments on Assumption 3.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 4.3.2 Cost Functional Incorporating a Terminal Weight . . . . . . . 90 4.3.3 Example: Linear Inverted Pendulum Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 4.4.2 Advanced Algorithm

  16. HorizonsInnovation at Glasgow Issue 9 Autumn 2011

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    for kidney transplants (Issue 7) Working to make solar cells a more powerful contender for energy production group at the University is taking centre stage in the attempt to develop a viable alternative energy best in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2011 International Student Barometer. While our strategy

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

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    2014-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    inventory bounds as well as production and consumption rates at all locations. .... decision variables in the central period are fixed at their respective values and the process rolls ..... A third complexity stems from the infamous exploration vs.

  18. Turnpike sets in stochastic manufacturing systems with nite time horizon

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    manu- facturing systems. The main objective is to minimize an expected discounted cost of inventories a given #12;xed demand rate at the minimum cost of inventories and backlogs? A new car model example will increase. The objective is again to determine the production plans so as to minimize the total inventory

  19. Introduction........................................................................................................3 ON THE HORIZON: Promising Research Efforts Currently Underway

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    in the need for more power plants. PNNL researchers have developed a Smart Charger Controller that can help.........................................................................................5 CRISP Crunches Cyber Threats....................................................................6 as they navigate power- producing dams, and a discovery that makes it possible to turn food crops into a useful

  20. MHK Technologies/Horizon Horizontal Platform | Open Energy Information

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  1. RTG-History, the Curiosity, and New Horizons

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  2. EaglePicher Horizon Batteries LLC | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address:011-DNA Jump37. It is classified asThis article is a stub. You can help OpenEIEaglePicher

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

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

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  5. Horizon Wind Energy formerly Zilkha Renewable Energy | Open Energy

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  6. New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems |

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  7. The Expanding Horizons of Asparagine-Linked Glycosylation

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    Larkin, Angelyn

    Asparagine-linked glycosylation involves the sequential assembly of an oligosaccharide onto a polyisoprenyl donor, followed by the en bloc transfer of the glycan to particular asparagine residues within acceptor proteins. ...

  8. New Horizons Environmental Consultants, Inc. November 12, 2003

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    as demolition debris for disposal at BFI's Foothills Landfill (BFI) near Golden (a solid waste facility) or taken to Recycled Materials, Inc. (RMI) plant in Arvada, CO for recycling. The demolition prepared, thorium, and uranium, gross alpha and beta, 68 volatile organic compounds, and 70 semi-volatile organic

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

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarlyEnergyDepartment ofDepartment ofof EnergyYou are here HomeGunnison Mill SiteHooker Chemical Co

  10. Los Alamos National Laboratory cosponsors 30th Expanding Your Horizons

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-SeriesFlickrinformationPostdocsCenterCentera A B C Dconference Expanding your

  11. HorizonsInnovation at Glasgow Issue 10 Spring 2012

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    of these projects, such as developing an ultrasonic drill to probe below the surface of Mars and researching the best way to deal with asteroids on a collision course with Earth. The space sector is one of the few of internet access to rural Indian farmers will improve their agricultural practices and productivity and lead

  12. Addendum to Computational Complexity and Black Hole Horizons

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    Leonard Susskind

    2014-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In this addendum to [arXiv:1402.5674] two points are discussed. In the first additional evidence is provided for a dual connection between the geometric length of an Einstein-Rosen bridge and the computational complexity of the quantum state of the dual CFT's. The relation between growth of complexity and Page's ``Extreme Cosmic Censorship" principle is also remarked on. The second point involves a gedanken experiment in which Alice measures a complete set of commuting observables at her end of an Einstein-Rosen bridge is discussed. An apparent paradox is resolved by appealing to the properties of GHZ tripartite entanglement.

  13. Informal Risk Sharing in an Infinite-horizon Experiment

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    Charness, Gary B; Genicot, Garance

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Genicot, G. (forthcoming). Risk Pooling, Commitment, and1981). Attitudes Towards Risk: Theoretical Implications ofJ. (2004). A Simple Risk-Sharing Experiment, Journal of

  14. AVA simultaneous inversion of partially stacked seismic amplitude data for the spatial delineation of lithology and fluid units of deepwater

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    Torres-Verdín, Carlos

    AVA simultaneous inversion of partially stacked seismic amplitude data for the spatial delineation application of ampli- tude-versus-angle AVA inversion of prestack-seismic am- plitude data to detect-log data. Standard techniques such as crossplot analysis, Biot-Gass- mann fluid substitution, AVA

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

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    Tilghman, David S

    2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The late Cenomanian and early Turonian (~96-90 Ma) was an interval characterized by a global warming trend and peak sea surface temperatures during the Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras. The Cenomanian/Turonian boundary (~94 Ma) also coincided...

  16. A Comparison of Platform Options for Deep-water Floating Offshore Vertical Axis Wind Turbines: An Initial Study.

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    Bull, Diana L; Fowler, Matthew; Goupee, Andrew

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. EA-1792-S1: University of Maine's Deepwater Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Testing and Demonstration Project Castine Harbor Test Site

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Supplemental EA 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).

  18. Reconstruction of Early Paleogene North Pacific Deep-Water Circulation using the Neodymium Isotopic Composition of Fossil Fish Debris

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    Hague, Ashley Melissa

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  19. Gas injection as an alternative option for handling associated gas produced from deepwater oil developments in the Gulf of Mexico

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    Qian, Yanlin

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    ...................................................................... 29 viii CHAPTER Page 5.2 Residual Gas Saturation Determination................................................... 31 5.2.1 Naar and Henderson?s Method............................................. 31.... the Cut-off Water/Gas Ratio for Three Cases ?...... 28 5.1. Drainage and Imbibition Processes (from Core Lab Data).......................................30 5.2 Theoretical Sgrvs Sgi Relationship by Naar and Henderson16...

  20. Impact of deep-water renewal events on fixed nitrogen loss from seasonally-anoxic Saanich Inlet

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    Hamme, Roberta C.

    of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 3P6, Canada Abstract We interpreted profiles of N2/Ar ratios, 15 N-N2, and O2 submitted to Marine Chemistry August 6, 2010 #12;In these months, the average isotopic composition

  1. Past and present deepwater contour-current bedforms at the base of the Sigsbee Escarpment, northern Gulf of Mexico

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    Bean, Daniel Andrew

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a high-resolution deep-towed seismic system, we have discovered a series of contour-current bedforms at the base of the Sigsbee Escarpment in the Bryant Canyon region of the northern Gulf of Mexico. We identify a continuum of bedforms...

  2. Deepwater, Deep Ties, Deep Trouble: A State-Corporate Environmental Crime Analysis of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.

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    Bradshaw, Elizabeth A.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? 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)

  3. Table of Contents

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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CRUDE INJUSTICE IN THE GULF: WHY CATEGORICAL EXCLUSIONS FOR DEEPWATER DRILLING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

  4. M thanh ton 4310-55 [FWS-R4-FHC-2013-N108; [FVHC98130406900-XXX-FF04G01000

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    lng cha tng có du và thi khác t các giàn khoan và t u ging khoan trên áy bin. Deepwater Horizon tràn tràn. Mt s lng cha xác nh khí t nhiên cng c phát hành cho môi trng nh là kt qu ca v tràn du. Ngi c y gian c bn (cht lng và iu kin có th tn ti nu s c tràn du ã không xy ra tài nguyên) hoàn tt. Cn c các

  5. E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced burner test Sample Search Results

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    POWER Vol. 21, No. 1, JanuaryFebruary 2005 Summary: each test sequence. IV. Blowout Phenomenology A. Piloted Burner In this section, we describe... attachment to nonattachment at...

  6. Health, safety, and environmental risks from energy production: A year-long reality check

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    Oldenburg, C.M.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ii) the Gulf of Mexico Macondo (oil) well blowout, (iii) thelater, the Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico suffered a

  7. Health, safety, and environmental risks from energy production: A year-long reality check

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    Oldenburg, C.M.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    leak and explosion, and (iv) the Fukushima (nuclear) reactorfuel storage tanks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. AtThe Macondo well blowout and Fukushima nuclear power plant

  8. Solar irradiance forecasting at multiple time horizons and novel methods to evaluate uncertainty

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    Marquez, Ricardo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar irradiance data . . . . . . . . . . . . .Accuracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solar Resourcev Uncertainty In Solar Resource: Forecasting

  9. June 2007 147NEW BIOLOGICAL BOOKS ferent outcomes of hybridization and/or horizon-

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    Fox, Charles W.

    . Volume 7: 2006. Edited by Aravinda Chakravarti and Eric Green. Palo Alto (California): Annual Reviews of their publication right: conservation comes first in their presentation of population genetic concepts parts contain topics found in any population genetics textbook, including genetic variation from phe

  10. Vesicular Horizon Distribution, Properties, and Pedogenic Processes in Deserts of the Western United States

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    Turk, Judith Katherine

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    crust types of the central Patagonia region, Argentina. Aridcrust types of the central Patagonia region, Argentina. Aridcrust types of the central Patagonia region, Argentina. Arid

  11. Extending the Horizons: Environmental Environmental Excellence as Key to Improving Operations.

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    Corbett, C. J.; Klassen, R. D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    line. Environmental Quality Management, 10(4) 1-12. th1998. The effects of total quality management on corporateEnvironmental Quality Management. Winter. 1-10. Evans,

  12. Solar irradiance forecasting at multiple time horizons and novel methods to evaluate uncertainty

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    Marquez, Ricardo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    119 Battery Storage System Applied To Mitigate Large Pvgenerated and battery power and actual PV power output for agenerated and battery power and actual PV power output for a

  13. Control of Airborne Wind Energy Systems Based on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control & Moving Horizon Estimation

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    tethered to the ground at a high velocity across the wind direction. Power can be generated by a, the first option is considered. Because it involves a much lighter structure, a major advantage of powerControl of Airborne Wind Energy Systems Based on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control & Moving

  14. Extending the Horizons: Environmental Environmental Excellence as Key to Improving Operations.

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    Corbett, C. J.; Klassen, R. D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in statistical process control (SPC) the objective is towater borne emissions. SPC can be used to monitor processOne of the benefits of SPC is that it helps operators see

  15. LONG-RANGE RECONNAISSANCE IMAGER ON NEW HORIZONS A. F. Cheng1

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    Stern, S. Alan

    Tel. 240-228-5415 andrew.cheng@jhuapl.edu 2 SSG Precision Optronics, Wilmington MA ABSTRACT The LOng

  16. Ralph: A Visible/Infrared Imager for the New Horizons Pluto/Kuiper Belt Mission

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    Stern, S. Alan

    , CO 80301 5 SSG Precision Optronics, 65 Jonspin Rd., Wilmington MA, 01887 6 NASA/Ames Research Center

  17. Horizon brightness revisited: measurements and a model of clear-sky radiances

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    Lee Jr., Raymond L.

    from solar energy engineering2 ,3 to atmospheric optics4'5 have repeatedly measured and modeled. Second, before the advent of narrow field-of-view (FOV) radiometers8 and photographic analysis tech explanation of the phenomenon. High-Resolution Measurements of Clear-Sky Radiances We beginby electronically

  18. Particle acceleration close to the supermassive black hole horizon: the case of M87

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    F. M. Rieger; F. A. Aharonian

    2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The radio galaxy M87 has recently been found to be a rapidly variable TeV emitting source. We analyze the implications of the observed TeV characteristics and show that it proves challenging to account for them within conventional acceleration and emission models. We discuss a new pulsar-type scenario for the origin of variable, very high energy (VHE) emission close to the central supermassive black hole and show that magneto-centrifugally accelerated electrons could efficiently Compton upscatter sub-mm ADAF disk photons to the TeV regime, leading to VHE characteristics close to the observed ones. This suggests, conversely, that VHE observations of highly under-luminous AGNs could provide an important diagnostic tool for probing the conditions prevalent in the inner accretion disk of these sources.

  19. Solar irradiance forecasting at multiple time horizons and novel methods to evaluate uncertainty

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    Marquez, Ricardo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    119 Battery Storage System Applied To Mitigate Large Pvis performed for a battery storage system to mitigate the PVenergy customers. Battery Storage System Applied To Mitigate

  20. New Horizons of Very High Performance Computing (VHPC): Hurdles and Chances

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    Hartenstein, Reiner

    / software co-design scene by adopting FPGAs for embedded system design, now a huge second wave has reached a wide variety of scientific computing communities. Google's yaw- dropping hit rates illustrate-procedural programmability. This also contributes to more recent developments in system architecture, which rely on processes