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Exploring the Variable Sky with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

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We quantify the variability of faint unresolved optical sources using a catalog based on multiple SDSS imaging observations. The catalog covers SDSS Stripe 82, and contains 58 million photometric observations in the SDSS ugriz system for 1.4 million unresolved sources. In each photometric bandpass we compute various low-order lightcurve statistics and use them to select and study variable sources. We find that 2% of unresolved optical sources brighter than g=20.5 appear variable at the 0.05 mag level (rms) simultaneously in the g and r bands. The majority (2/3) of these variable sources are low-redshift (<2) quasars, although they represent only 2% of all sources in the adopted flux-limited sample. We find that at least 90% of quasars are variable at the 0.03 mag level (rms) and confirm that variability is as good a method for finding low-redshift quasars as is the UV excess color selection (at high Galactic latitudes). We analyze the distribution of lightcurve skewness for quasars and find that is centered on zero. We find that about 1/4 of the variable stars are RR Lyrae stars, and that only 0.5% of stars from the main stellar locus are variable at the 0.05 mag level. The distribution of lightcurve skewness in the g-r vs. u-g color-color diagram on the main stellar locus is found to be bimodal (with one mode consistent with Algol-like behavior). Using over six hundred RR Lyrae stars, we demonstrate rich halo substructure out to distances of 100 kpc. We extrapolate these results to expected performance by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and estimate that it will obtain well-sampled 2% accurate, multi-color lightcurves for ~2 million low-redshift quasars, and will discover at least 50 million variable stars.

Branimir Sesar; Zeljko Ivezic; Robert H. Lupton; Mario Juric; James E. Gunn; Gillian R. Knapp; Nathan De Lee; J. Allyn Smith; Gajus Miknaitis; Huan Lin; Douglas Tucker; Mamoru Doi; Masayuki Tanaka; Masataka Fukugita; Jon Holtzman; Steve Kent; Brian Yanny; David Schlegel; Douglas Finkbeiner; Nikhil Padmanabhan; Constance M. Rockosi; Nicholas Bond; Brian Lee; Chris Stoughton; Sebastian Jester; Hugh Harris; Paul Harding; Jon Brinkmann; Donald P. Schneider; Donald York; Michael W. Richmond; Daniel Vanden Berk

2007-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Cool White Dwarfs in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A reduced proper motion diagram utilizing Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) photometry and astrometry and USNO-B plate astrometry is used to separate cool white dwarf candidates from metal-weak, high-velocity main sequence Population II stars (subdwarfs) in the SDSS Data Release 2 imaging area. Follow-up spectroscopy using the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, the MMT, and the McDonald 2.7m Telescope is used to demonstrate that the white dwarf and subdwarf loci separate cleanly in the reduced proper motion diagram, and that the contamination by subdwarfs is small near the cool white dwarf locus. This enables large statistically complete samples of white dwarfs, particularly the poorly understood cool white dwarfs, to be created from the SDSS imaging survey, with important implications for white dwarf luminosity function studies. SDSS photometry for our sample of cool white dwarfs is compared to current white dwarf models.

Mukremin Kilic; Jeffrey A. Munn; Hugh C. Harris; James Liebert; Ted von Hippel; Kurtis A. Williams; Travis S. Metcalfe; D. E. Winget; Stephen E. Levine

2005-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS): Data Release 4  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is one of the most ambitious and influential surveys in the history of astronomy.Over eight years of operations (SDSS-I, 2000-2005; SDSS-II, 2005-2008), it obtained deep, multi-color images covering more than a quarter of the sky and created 3-dimensional maps containing more than 930,000 galaxies and more than 120,000 quasars. The SDSS used a dedicated 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico, equipped with two powerful special-purpose instruments. SDSS data have supported fundamental work across an extraordinary range of astronomical disciplines, including the properties of galaxies, the evolution of quasars, the structure and stellar populations of the Milky Way, the dwarf galaxy companions of the Milky Way and M31, asteroids and other small bodies in the solar system, and the large scale structure and matter and energy contents of the universe. (Taken from home page of www.sdss.org). DR4 provides provides images, imaging catalogs, spectra, and redshifts for download.

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS): Data Release 3  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is one of the most ambitious and influential surveys in the history of astronomy.Over eight years of operations (SDSS-I, 2000-2005; SDSS-II, 2005-2008), it obtained deep, multi-color images covering more than a quarter of the sky and created 3-dimensional maps containing more than 930,000 galaxies and more than 120,000 quasars. The SDSS used a dedicated 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico, equipped with two powerful special-purpose instruments. SDSS data have supported fundamental work across an extraordinary range of astronomical disciplines, including the properties of galaxies, the evolution of quasars, the structure and stellar populations of the Milky Way, the dwarf galaxy companions of the Milky Way and M31, asteroids and other small bodies in the solar system, and the large scale structure and matter and energy contents of the universe. (Taken from home page of www.sdss.org). DR3 provides provides images, imaging catalogs, spectra, and redshifts for download.

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS): Data Release 1  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is one of the most ambitious and influential surveys in the history of astronomy.Over eight years of operations (SDSS-I, 2000-2005; SDSS-II, 2005-2008), it obtained deep, multi-color images covering more than a quarter of the sky and created 3-dimensional maps containing more than 930,000 galaxies and more than 120,000 quasars. The SDSS used a dedicated 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico, equipped with two powerful special-purpose instruments. SDSS data have supported fundamental work across an extraordinary range of astronomical disciplines, including the properties of galaxies, the evolution of quasars, the structure and stellar populations of the Milky Way, the dwarf galaxy companions of the Milky Way and M31, asteroids and other small bodies in the solar system, and the large scale structure and matter and energy contents of the universe. (Taken from home page of www.sdss.org). DR1 was the first major data release, providing images, imaging catalogs, spectra, and redshifts for download.

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS): Data Release 2  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is one of the most ambitious and influential surveys in the history of astronomy.Over eight years of operations (SDSS-I, 2000-2005; SDSS-II, 2005-2008), it obtained deep, multi-color images covering more than a quarter of the sky and created 3-dimensional maps containing more than 930,000 galaxies and more than 120,000 quasars. The SDSS used a dedicated 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico, equipped with two powerful special-purpose instruments. SDSS data have supported fundamental work across an extraordinary range of astronomical disciplines, including the properties of galaxies, the evolution of quasars, the structure and stellar populations of the Milky Way, the dwarf galaxy companions of the Milky Way and M31, asteroids and other small bodies in the solar system, and the large scale structure and matter and energy contents of the universe. (Taken from home page of www.sdss.org). DR2 provides provides images, imaging catalogs, spectra, and redshifts for download.

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS): Data Release 5  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is one of the most ambitious and influential surveys in the history of astronomy.Over eight years of operations (SDSS-I, 2000-2005; SDSS-II, 2005-2008), it obtained deep, multi-color images covering more than a quarter of the sky and created 3-dimensional maps containing more than 930,000 galaxies and more than 120,000 quasars. The SDSS used a dedicated 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico, equipped with two powerful special-purpose instruments. SDSS data have supported fundamental work across an extraordinary range of astronomical disciplines, including the properties of galaxies, the evolution of quasars, the structure and stellar populations of the Milky Way, the dwarf galaxy companions of the Milky Way and M31, asteroids and other small bodies in the solar system, and the large scale structure and matter and energy contents of the universe. (Taken from home page of www.sdss.org). DR5 provides provides images, imaging catalogs, spectra, and redshifts for download.

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Clusters and Superclusters in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Two-dimensional high-resolution density field of galaxies of the Early Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with a smoothing lengths 0.8 h^{-1} Mpc is applied to extract clusters of galaxies, and a low-resolution field with smoothing lengths 10^{-1} Mpc to extract superclusters of galaxies. We compare properties of density field clusters and superclusters with Abell clusters, and superclusters found on the basis of Abell clusters. We found that clusters in high-density environment have a luminosity a factor of about 5 higher than in low-density environment. There exists a large anisotropy between the SDSS Northern and Southern sample in the properties of clusters and superclusters: most luminous clusters and superclusters in the Northern sample are a factor of 2 more luminous than the respective systems in the Southern sample.

J. Einasto; G. H"utsi; M. Einasto; E. Saar; D. L. Tucker; V. M"uller; P. Hein"am"aki; S. S. Allam

2002-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The Second Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has validated and made publicly available its Second Data Release. This data release consists of 3324 square degrees of five-band (u g r i z) imaging data with photometry for over 88 million unique objects, 367,360 spectra of galaxies, quasars, stars and calibrating blank sky patches selected over 2627 degrees of this area, and tables of measured parameters from these data. The imaging data reach a depth of r ~ 22.2 (95% completeness limit for point sources) and are photometrically and astrometrically calibrated to 2% rms and 100 milli-arcsec rms per coordinate, respectively. The imaging data have all been processed through a new version of the SDSS imaging pipeline, in which the most important improvement since the last data release is fixing an error in the model fits to each object. The result is that model magnitudes are now a good proxy for point spread function (PSF) magnitudes for point sources, and Petrosian magnitudes for extended sources. The spectroscopy extends from 3800 A to 9200 A at a resolution of 2000. The spectroscopic software now repairs a systematic error in the radial velocities of certain types of stars, and has substantially improved spectrophotometry. All data included in the SDSS Early Data Release and First Data Release are reprocessed with the improved pipelines, and included in the Second Data Release. The data are publically available as of 2004 March 15 via the web sites http://www.sdss.org/dr2 and http://skyserver.sdss.org .

K. Abazajian et al.

2004-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Monitor Telescope Pipeline  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The photometric calibration of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is a multi-step process which involves data from three different telescopes: the 1.0-m telescope at the US Naval Observatory (USNO), Flagstaff Station, Arizona (which was used to establish the SDSS standard star network); the SDSS 0.5-m Photometric Telescope (PT) at the Apache Point Observatory (APO), New Mexico (which calculates nightly extinctions and calibrates secondary patch transfer fields); and the SDSS 2.5-m telescope at APO (which obtains the imaging data for the SDSS proper). In this paper, we describe the Monitor Telescope Pipeline, MTPIPE, the software pipeline used in processing the data from the single-CCD telescopes used in the photometric calibration of the SDSS (i.e., the USNO 1.0-m and the PT). We also describe transformation equations that convert photometry on the USNO-1.0m u'g'r'i'z' system to photometry the SDSS 2.5m ugriz system and the results of various validation tests of the MTPIPE software. Further, we discuss the semi-automated PT factory, which runs MTPIPE in the day-to-day standard SDSS operations at Fermilab. Finally, we discuss the use of MTPIPE in current SDSS-related projects, including the Southern u'g'r'i'z' Standard Star project, the u'g'r'i'z' Open Star Clusters project, and the SDSS extension (SDSS-II).

D. L. Tucker; S. Kent; M. W. Richmond; J. Annis; J. A. Smith; S. S. Allam; C. T. Rodgers; J. L. Stute; J. K. Adelman-McCarthy; J. Brinkmann; M. Doi; D. Finkbeiner; M. Fukugita; J. Goldston; B. Greenway; J. E. Gunn; J. S. Hendry; D. W. Hogg; S. -I. Ichikawa; Z. Ivezic; G. R. Knapp; H. Lampeitl; B. C. Lee; H. Lin; T. A. McKay; A. Merrelli; J. A. Munn; E. H. Neilsen, Jr.; H. J. Newberg; G. T. Richards; D. J. Schlegel; C. Stoughton; A. Uomoto; B. Yanny

2006-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxygen abundance in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present two samples of $\\hii$ galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) spectroscopic observations data release 3. The electron temperatures($T_e$) of 225 galaxies are calculated with the photoionized $\\hii$ model and $T_e$ of 3997 galaxies are calculated with an empirical method. The oxygen abundances from the $T_e$ methods of the two samples are determined reliably. The oxygen abundances from a strong line metallicity indicator, such as $R_{23}$, $P$, $N2$, and $O3N2$, are also calculated. We compared oxygen abundances of $\\hii$ galaxies obtained with the $T_e$ method, $R_{23}$ method, $P$ method, $N2$ method, and $O3N2$method. The oxygen abundances derived with the $T_e$ method are systematically lower by $\\sim$0.2 dex than those derived with the $R_{23}$ method, consistent with previous studies based on $\\hii$ region samples. No clear offset for oxygen abundance was found between $T_e$ metallicity and $P$, $N2$ and $O3N2$ metallicity. When we studied the relation between N/O and O/H, we found that in the metallicity regime of $\\zoh > 7.95$, the large scatter of the relation can be explained by the contribution of small mass stars to the production of nitrogen. In the high metallicity regime, $\\zoh > 8.2$, nitrogen is primarily a secondary element produced by stars of all masses.

F. Shi; X. Kong; F. Z. Cheng

2006-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A robust distance measurement and dark energy constraints from the spherically averaged correlation function of Sloan Digital Sky Survey luminous red Galaxies  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......measurement and dark energy constraints...Digital Sky Survey luminous red...Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data...assuming a dark energy model or a...constraints on the dark energy and cosmological...largest effective survey volume to date......

Chia-Hsun Chuang; Yun Wang; Maddumage Don P. Hemantha

2012-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY OF COOL WHITE DWARFS IN THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY  

SciTech Connect

We present near-infrared photometric observations of 15 and spectroscopic observations of 38 cool white dwarfs (WDs). This is the largest near-infrared spectroscopic survey of cool WDs to date. Combining the Sloan Digital Sky Survey photometry and our near-infrared data, we perform a detailed model atmosphere analysis. The spectral energy distributions of our objects are explained fairly well by model atmospheres with temperatures ranging from 6300 K down to 4200 K. Two WDs show significant absorption in the infrared, and are best explained with mixed H/He atmosphere models. Based on the up-to-date model atmosphere calculations by Kowalski and Saumon, we find that the majority of the stars in our sample have hydrogen-rich atmospheres. We do not find any pure helium atmosphere WDs below 5000 K, and we find a trend of increasing hydrogen to helium ratio with decreasing temperature. These findings present an important challenge to understanding the spectral evolution of WDs.

Kilic, Mukremin [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Kowalski, Piotr M. [Lehrstuhl fuer Theoretische Chemie, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany); Von Hippel, Ted [Physics Department, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211 (United States)], E-mail: mkilic@cfa.harvard.edu

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A 250 GHz Survey of High Redshift QSOs from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present observations at 250 GHz (1.2 mm), 43 GHz, and 1.4 GHz of a sample of 41 QSOs at z > 3.7 found in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. We detect 16 sources with a 250 GHz flux density greater than 1.4 mJy. The combination of centimeter and millimeter wavelength observations indicates that the 250 GHz emission is most likely thermal dust emission. Assuming a dust temperature of 50 K, the implied dust masses for the 16 detected sources are in the range 1.5e8 to 5.9e8 Msun, and the dust emitting regions are likely to be larger than 1 kpc in extent. The radio-through-optical spectral energy distributions for these sources are within the broad range defined by lower redshift, lower optical luminosity QSOs. We consider possible dust heating mechanisms, including UV emission from the active nucleus (AGN) and a starburst concurrent with the AGN, with implied star formation rates between 500 and 2000 Msun/year.

Carilli, C L; Rupen, M P; Fan, X; Strauss, M A; Menten, K M; Kreysa, E; Schneider, D P; Bertarini, A; Yun, M S; Zylka, R; Fan, Xiaohui; Strauss, Michael A.; Schneider, Donald P.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III), Data Release 8  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

Building on the legacy of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and SDSS-II, the SDSS-III Collaboration is working to map the Milky Way, search for extrasolar planets, and solve the mystery of dark energy. SDSS-III's first release, Data Release 8 (DR8), became available in the first half of 2012. DR8 contains all the images ever taken by the SDSS telescope. Together, these images make up the largest color image of the sky ever made. A version of the DR8 image is shown to the right. DR8 also includes measurements for nearly 500 million stars, galaxies, and quasars, and spectra for nearly two million. All of DR8's images, spectra, and measurements are available to anyone online. You can browse through sky images, look up data for individual objects, or search for objects anywhere using any criteria. SDSS-III will collect data from 2008 to 2014, using the 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory. SDSS-III consists of four surveys, each focused on a different scientific theme. These four surveys are: 1) Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS); 2) SEGUE-2 (Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration); 3) The APO Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE); and 4) The Multi-object APO Radial Velocity Exoplanet Large-area Survey (MARVELS). [Copied with edits from http://www.sdss3.org/index.php

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Mapping the Heavens: Probing Cosmology with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

SciTech Connect

This talk will provide an overview of results from the on-going Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the most ambitious mapping of the Universe yet undertaken, focusing on those with implications for cosmology. It will include a virtual fly-through of the survey that reveals the 3-dimensional large-scale structure of the galaxy distribution. Recent measurements of this large-scale structure, in combination with observations of the cosmic microwave background, have provided independent evidence for a Universe dominated by dark matter and dark energy as well as insights into how galaxies and larger-scale structures formed. I will also describe early results from the SDSS Supernova Survey, which aims to provide more precise constraints on the nature of dark energy. Future planned surveys from the ground and from space will build on these foundations to probe the history of the cosmic expansion--and thereby the dark energy--with even greater precision.

Professor Josh Frieman

2006-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross-correlation of Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe third-year data and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR4 galaxy survey: new evidence for dark energy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR4 galaxy survey: new evidence for dark energy A. Cabre 1 E. Gaztanaga 1 2 M. Manera...2005; Gaztanaga et al. 2006). Upcoming surveys such as the Dark Energy Survey (DES, ), with deeper galaxy samples......

A. Cabré; E. Gaztañaga; M. Manera; P. Fosalba; F. Castander

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A DETAILED MODEL ATMOSPHERE ANALYSIS OF COOL WHITE DWARFS IN THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY  

SciTech Connect

We present optical spectroscopy and near-infrared photometry of 126 cool white dwarfs (WDs) in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Our sample includes high proper motion targets selected using the SDSS and USNO-B astrometry and a dozen previously known ultracool WD candidates. Our optical spectroscopic observations demonstrate that a clean selection of large samples of cool WDs in the SDSS (and the SkyMapper, Pan-STARRS, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope data sets) is possible using a reduced proper motion diagram and a tangential velocity cut-off (depending on the proper motion accuracy) of 30 km s{sup -1}. Our near-infrared observations reveal eight new stars with significant absorption. We use the optical and near-infrared photometry to perform a detailed model atmosphere analysis. More than 80% of the stars in our sample are consistent with either pure hydrogen or pure helium atmospheres. However, the eight stars with significant infrared absorption and the majority of the previously known ultracool WD candidates are best explained with mixed hydrogen and helium atmosphere models. The age distribution of our sample is consistent with a Galactic disk age of 8 Gyr. A few ultracool WDs may be as old as 12-13 Gyr, but our models have problems matching the spectral energy distributions of these objects. There are only two halo WD candidates in our sample. However, trigonometric parallax observations are required for accurate mass and age determinations and to confirm their membership in the halo.

Kilic, Mukremin [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Leggett, S. K. [Gemini Observatory, 670 N. A'ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Tremblay, P.-E.; Bergeron, P. [Departement de Physique, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7 (Canada); Von Hippel, Ted [Physics Department, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211 (United States); Harris, Hugh C.; Munn, Jeffrey A. [U.S. Naval Observatory, Flagstaff Station, 10391 W. Naval Observatory Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (United States); Williams, Kurtis A. [Department of Astronomy, 1 University Station C1400, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Gates, Evalyn [Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Farihi, J., E-mail: mkilic@cfa.harvard.ed [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Eighth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Data from SDSS-III  

SciTech Connect

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) started a new phase in August 2008, with new instrumentation and new surveys focused on Galactic structure and chemical evolution, measurements of the baryon oscillation feature in the clustering of galaxies and the quasar Ly{alpha} forest, and a radial velocity search for planets around {approx}8000 stars. This paper describes the first data release of SDSS-III (and the eighth counting from the beginning of the SDSS). The release includes 5-band imaging of roughly 5200 deg{sup 2} in the Southern Galactic Cap, bringing the total footprint of the SDSS imaging to 14,555 deg{sup 2}, or over a third of the Celestial Sphere. All the imaging data have been reprocessed with an improved sky-subtraction algorithm and a final, self-consistent recalibration and flat-field determination. This release also includes all data from the second phase of the Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Evolution (SEGUE-2), consisting of spectroscopy of approximately 118,000 stars at both high and low Galactic latitudes. All the more than half a million stellar spectra obtained with the SDSS spectrograph have been reprocessed through an improved stellar parameters pipeline, which has better determination of metallicity for high metallicity stars.

Aihara, Hiroaki; /Tokyo U.; Prieto, Carlos Allende; /Laguna U., Tenerife; An, Deokkeun; /Ewha Women's U., Seoul; Anderson, Scott F.; /Washington U., Seattle, Astron. Dept.; Aubourg, Eric; /APC, Paris /DAPNIA, Saclay; Balbinot, Eduardo; /Rio Grande do Sul U. /Rio de Janeiro Observ.; Beers, Timothy C.; /Michigan State U.; Berlind, Andreas A.; /Vanderbilt U.; Bickerton, Steven J.; /Princeton U.; Bizyaev, Dmitry; /Apache Point Observ.; Blanton, Michael R.; /New York U., CCPP /Penn State U.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three Spectacular H II-Buried Active Galactic Nucleus Galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We present our analysis of the three H II-buried active galactic nucleus: SDSS J091053+333008, SDSS J121837+091324, and SDSS J153002-020415, by studying their optical spectra extracted from Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The location in the BPT diagnostic diagrams of the three galaxies indicates that the narrow emission lines are mainly exited from H II regions. However, after the removal of the host galaxy's stellar emission, the emission lines display the typical feature of Narrow-Line Seyfert 1-like. All the three objects have large Eddington ratio, small black hole mass, and low star formation rate. We propose that the three galaxies are at the transit stage from the starburst-dominated phase to AGN-dominated phase.

Yufeng Mao; Jing Wang; Jianyan Wei

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two Rare Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables with Extreme Cyclotron Features Identified in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Two newly identified magnetic cataclysmic variables discovered in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), SDSSJ155331.12+551614.5 and SDSSJ132411.57+032050.5, have spectra showing highly prominent, narrow, strongly polarized cyclotron humps with amplitudes that vary on orbital periods of 4.39 and 2.6 hrs, respectively. In the former, the spacing of the humps indicates the 3rd and 4th harmonics in a magnetic field of ~60 MG. The narrowness of the cyclotron features and the lack of strong emission lines imply very low temperature plasmas and very low accretion rates, so that the accreting area is heated by particle collisions rather than accretion shocks. The detection of rare systems like these exemplifies the ability of the SDSS to find the lowest accretion rate close binaries.

Paula Szkody; Scott F. Anderson; Gary Schmidt; Patrick B. Hall; Bruce Margon; Antonino Miceli; Mark SubbaRao; James Frith; Hugh Harris

2002-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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White Dwarf Luminosity and Mass Functions from Sloan Digital Sky Survey Spectra  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the first phase in our ongoing work to use Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data to create separate white dwarf (WD) luminosity functions for two or more different mass ranges. In this paper, we determine the completeness of the SDSS spectroscopic white dwarf sample by comparing a proper-motion selected sample of WDs from SDSS imaging data with a large catalog of spectroscopically determined WDs. We derive a selection probability as a function of a single color (g-i) and apparent magnitude (g) that covers the range -1.0 white dwarfs with Teff white dwarfs with Teff white dwarf luminosity function with nearly an order of magnitude (3,358) more spectroscopically confirmed white dwarfs than any previous work.

Steven DeGennaro; Ted von Hippel; D. E. Winget; S. O. Kepler; Atsuko Nitta; Detlev Koester; Leandro Althaus

2007-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY CO-ADD: A GALAXY PHOTOMETRIC REDSHIFT CATALOG  

SciTech Connect

We present and describe a catalog of galaxy photometric redshifts (photo-z) for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Co-add Data. We use the artificial neural network (ANN) technique to calculate the photo-z and the nearest neighbor error method to estimate photo-z errors for {approx}13 million objects classified as galaxies in the co-add with r < 24.5. The photo-z and photo-z error estimators are trained and validated on a sample of {approx}83,000 galaxies that have SDSS photometry and spectroscopic redshifts measured by the SDSS Data Release 7 (DR7), the Canadian Network for Observational Cosmology Field Galaxy Survey, the Deep Extragalactic Evolutionary Probe Data Release 3, the VIsible imaging Multi-Object Spectrograph-Very Large Telescope Deep Survey, and the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey. For the best ANN methods we have tried, we find that 68% of the galaxies in the validation set have a photo-z error smaller than {sigma}{sub 68} = 0.031. After presenting our results and quality tests, we provide a short guide for users accessing the public data.

Reis, Ribamar R. R.; Soares-Santos, Marcelle; Annis, James; Dodelson, Scott; Hao Jiangang; Johnston, David; Kubo, Jeffrey; Lin Huan [Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Seo, Hee-Jong [Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics, LBL and Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Simet, Melanie [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Efficient Algorithm for Positioning Tiles in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) will observe around 10^6 spectra from targets distributed over an area of about 10,000 square degrees, using a multi-object fiber spectrograph which can simultaneously observe 640 objects in a circular field-of-view (referred to as a ``tile'') 1.49 degrees in radius. No two fibers can be placed closer than 55'' during the same observation; multiple targets closer than this distance are said to ``collide.'' We present here a method of allocating fibers to desired targets given a set of tile centers which includes the effects of collisions and which is nearly optimally efficient and uniform. Because of large-scale structure in the galaxy distribution (which form the bulk of the SDSS targets), a naive covering the sky with equally-spaced tiles does not yield uniform sampling. Thus, we present a heuristic for perturbing the centers of the tiles from the equally-spaced distribution which provides more uniform completeness. For the SDSS sample, we can attain a sampling rate greater than 92% for all targets, and greater than 99% for the set of targets which do not collide with each other, with an efficiency greater than 90% (defined as the fraction of available fibers assigned to targets).

M. R. Blanton; R. H. Lupton; F. Miller Maley; N. Young; I. Zehavi; J. Loveday

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SPATIAL ANISOTROPY OF GALAXY KINEMATICS IN SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY GALAXY CLUSTERS  

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Measurements of galaxy cluster kinematics are important in understanding the dynamical state and evolution of clusters of galaxies, as well as constraining cosmological models. While it is well established that clusters exhibit non-spherical geometries, evident in the distribution of galaxies on the sky, azimuthal variations of galaxy kinematics within clusters have yet to be observed. Here we measure the azimuthal dependence of the line-of-sight velocity dispersion profile in a stacked sample of 1743 galaxy clusters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The clusters are drawn from the SDSS DR8 redMaPPer catalog. We find that the line-of-sight velocity dispersion of galaxies lying along the major axis of the central galaxy is larger than those that lie along the minor axis. This is the first observational detection of anisotropic kinematics of galaxies in clusters. We show that the result is consistent with predictions from numerical simulations. Furthermore, we find that the degree of projected anisotropy is strongly dependent on the line-of-sight orientation of the galaxy cluster, opening new possibilities for assessing systematics in optical cluster finding.

Skielboe, Andreas; Wojtak, Radoslaw; Pedersen, Kristian [Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark); Rozo, Eduardo [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Rykoff, Eli S. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (United States)

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The Multi-object, Fiber-fed Spectrographs for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey  

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We present the design and performance of the multi-object fiber spectrographs for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and their upgrade for the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). Originally commissioned in Fall 1999 on the 2.5 m aperture Sloan Telescope at Apache Point Observatory, the spectrographs produced more than 1.5 million spectra for the SDSS and SDSS-II surveys, enabling a wide variety of Galactic and extra-galactic science including the first observation of baryon acoustic oscillations in 2005. The spectrographs were upgraded in 2009 and are currently in use for BOSS, the flagship survey of the third-generation SDSS-III project. BOSS will measure redshifts of 1.35 million massive galaxies to redshift 0.7 and Ly? absorption of 160,000 high redshift quasars over 10,000 deg2 of sky, making percent level measurements of the absolute cosmic distance scale of the universe and placing tight constraints on the equation of state of dark energy. The twin multi-object fiber spectrographs utilize a simple optical layout with reflective collimators, gratings, all-refractive cameras, and state-of-the-art CCD detectors to produce hundreds of spectra simultaneously in two channels over a bandpass covering the near-ultraviolet to the near-infrared, with a resolving power R = ?/FWHM ~ 2000. Building on proven heritage, the spectrographs were upgraded for BOSS with volume-phase holographic gratings and modern CCD detectors, improving the peak throughput by nearly a factor of two, extending the bandpass to cover 360 nm 

Stephen A. Smee; James E. Gunn; Alan Uomoto; Natalie Roe; David Schlegel; Constance M. Rockosi; Michael A. Carr; French Leger; Kyle S. Dawson; Matthew D. Olmstead; Jon Brinkmann; Russell Owen; Robert H. Barkhouser; Klaus Honscheid; Paul Harding; Dan Long; Robert H. Lupton; Craig Loomis; Lauren Anderson; James Annis; Mariangela Bernardi; Vaishali Bhardwaj; Dmitry Bizyaev; Adam S. Bolton; Howard Brewington; John W. Briggs; Scott Burles; James G. Burns; Francisco Javier Castander; Andrew Connolly; James R. A. Davenport; Garrett Ebelke; Harland Epps; Paul D. Feldman; Scott D. Friedman; Joshua Frieman; Timothy Heckman; Charles L. Hull; Gillian R. Knapp; David M. Lawrence; Jon Loveday; Edward J. Mannery; Elena Malanushenko; Viktor Malanushenko; Aronne James Merrelli; Demitri Muna; Peter R. Newman; Robert C. Nichol; Daniel Oravetz; Kaike Pan; Adrian C. Pope; Paul G. Ricketts; Alaina Shelden; Dale Sandford; Walter Siegmund; Audrey Simmons; D. Shane Smith; Stephanie Snedden; Donald P. Schneider; Mark SubbaRao; Christy Tremonti; Patrick Waddell; Donald G. York

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III), Data Release 9, including the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS)  

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The Third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) has issued Data Release 9 (DR9), the first public release of data from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). In this release BOSS, the largest of SDSS-III’s four surveys, provides spectra for 535,995 newly observed galaxies, 102,100 quasars, and 116,474 stars, plus new information about objects in previous Sloan surveys (SDSS-I and II). Spectroscopy yields a wealth of information about astronomical objects including their motion (called redshift and written z), their composition, and sometimes also the density of the gas and other material that lies between them and observers on Earth. The new release lists spectra for galaxies with redshifts up to z = 0.8 (roughly 7 billion light years away) and quasars with redshifts between z = 2.1 and 3.5 (from 10 to 11.5 billion light years away). When BOSS is complete it will have measured 1.5 million galaxies and at least 150,000 quasars, as well as many thousands of stars and other ancillary objects for scientific projects other than BOSS’s main goal. [extracts copied from LBL news release of August 8, 2012

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Discovery of Four Doubly Imaged Quasar Lenses from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

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We report the discovery of four doubly imaged quasar lenses. All the four systems are selected as lensed quasar candidates from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey data. We confirm their lensing hypothesis with additional imaging and spectroscopic follow-up observations. The discovered lenses are SDSS J0743+2457 with the source redshift z_s=2.165, the lens redshift z_l=0.381, and the image separation theta=1.034", SDSS J1128+2402 with z_s=1.608 and theta=0.844", SDSS J1405+0959 with z_s=1.810, z_l~0.66, and theta=1.978", and SDSS J1515+1511 with z_s=2.054, z_l=0.742, and theta=1.989". It is difficult to estimate the lens redshift of SDSS J1128+2402 from the current data. Two of the four systems (SDSS J1405+0959 and SDSS J1515+1511) are included in our final statistical lens sample to derive constraints on dark energy and the evolution of massive galaxies.

Inada, Naohisa; Rusu, Cristian E; Kayo, Issha; Morokuma, Tomoki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Oxygen Abundance of Nearby Galaxies from Sloan Digital Sky Survey Spectra  

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We have derived the oxygen abundance for a sample of nearby galaxies in the Data Release 5 of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) which possess at least two independent spectra of one or several HII regions with a detected [OIII]4363 auroral line. Since, for nearby galaxies, the [OII]3727 nebular line is out of the observed wavelength range, we propose a method to derive (O/H)_ff abundances using the classic Te method coupled with the ff relation. (O/H)_7325 abundances have also been determined, based on the [OII]7320,7330 line intensities, and using a small modification of the standard Te method. The (O/H)_ff and (O/H)_7325 abundances have been derived with both the one- and two-dimensional t_2 - t_3 relations. It was found that the (O/H)_ff abundances derived with the parametric two-dimensional t_2 - t_3 relation are most reliable. Oxygen abundances have been determined in 29 nearby galaxies, based on 84 individual abundance determinations in HII regions. Because of our selection methods, the metallicity of our galaxies lies in the narrow range 8.2 oxygen abundances in the disk of the spiral galaxy NGC 4490 is determined for the first time.

L. S. Pilyugin; T. X. Thuan

2007-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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The environmental dependence of galaxy clustering in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

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A generic prediction of hierarchical clustering models is that the mass function of dark haloes in dense regions in the Universe should be top-heavy. We provide a novel test of this prediction using a sample of galaxies drawn from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. To perform the test, we compare measurements of galaxy clustering in dense and underdense regions. We find that galaxies in dense regions cluster significantly more strongly than those in less dense regions. This is true over the entire 0.1--30 Mpc pair separation range for which we can make accurate measurements. We make similar measurements in realistic mock catalogs in which the only environmental effects are those which arise from the predicted correlation between halo mass and environment. We also provide an analytic halo-model based calculation of the effect. Both the mock catalogs and the analytic calculation provide rather good descriptions of the SDSS measurements. Thus, our results provide strong support for hierarchical models. They suggest that, unless care is taken to study galaxies at fixed mass, correlations between galaxy properties and the surrounding environment are almost entirely due to more fundamental correlations between galaxy properties and host halo mass, and between halo mass and environment.

Ummi Abbas; Ravi K. Sheth

2006-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Counts-in-Cylinders in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with Comparisons to N-Body  

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Environmental statistics provide a necessary means of comparing the properties of galaxies in different environments and a vital test of models of galaxy formation within the prevailing, hierarchical cosmological model. We explore counts-in-cylinders, a common statistic defined as the number of companions of a particular galaxy found within a given projected radius and redshift interval. Galaxy distributions with the same two-point correlation functions do not necessarily have the same companion count distributions. We use this statistic to examine the environments of galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Data Release 4. We also make preliminary comparisons to four models for the spatial distributions of galaxies, based on N-body simulations, and data from SDSS DR4 to study the utility of the counts-in-cylinders statistic. There is a very large scatter between the number of companions a galaxy has and the mass of its parent dark matter halo and the halo occupation, limiting the utility of this statistic for certain kinds of environmental studies. We also show that prevalent, empirical models of galaxy clustering that match observed two- and three-point clustering statistics well fail to reproduce some aspects of the observed distribution of counts-in-cylinders on 1, 3 and 6-h{sup -1}Mpc scales. All models that we explore underpredict the fraction of galaxies with few or no companions in 3 and 6-h{sup -1} Mpc cylinders. Roughly 7% of galaxies in the real universe are significantly more isolated within a 6 h{sup -1} Mpc cylinder than the galaxies in any of the models we use. Simple, phenomenological models that map galaxies to dark matter halos fail to reproduce high-order clustering statistics in low-density environments.

Berrier, Heather D.; Barton, Elizabeth J.; /UC, Irvine; Berrier, Joel C.; /Arkansas U.; Bullock, James S.; /UC, Irvine; Zentner, Andrew R.; /Pittsburgh U.; Wechsler, Risa H. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC

2010-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Properties of Luminous Red Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

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We perform population synthesis modelling of a magnitude-limited sample of 4391 Luminous Red Galaxies selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 4 (SDSS DR4). We fit measured spectral indices using a large library of high resolution spectra, covering a wide range of metallicities and assuming an exponentially decaying star-formation rate punctuated by bursts, to obtain median-likelihood estimates for the light-weighted age, metallicity, stellar mass and extinction for the galaxies. The ages lie in the range 4-10 Gyr, peaking near 6 Gyr, with metallicities in the range -0.4<[Z/H]<0.4, peaking at [Z/H] ~ 0.2. Only a few per cent of the spectra are better fit allowing for a burst in addition to continuous star-formation. The total stellar masses of all the galaxies are confined to a very narrow range. Our results broadly agree with those of previous groups using an independent population synthesis code. We find, however, that our choice in priors results in ages 1-2 Gyr smaller, decreasing the peak star formation epoch from z=2.3 to z=1.3. We develop a metal evolution model incorporating stochastic star-formation quenching motivated by recent attempts to solve the `anti-hierarchical' formation problem of ellipticals. Two scenarios emerge, a closed box with an effective stellar yield of 0.26, and an accreting box with an effective stellar yield of 0.10. Both scenarios require an IMF weighted towards massive stars and characteristic star-formation quenching times of about 100 Myr, the expected lifetime of luminous QSOs. The models predict an anti-correlation between the age and mean metallicity similar to that observed.

T. Barber; A. Meiksin; T. Murphy

2006-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNAL KINEMATICS OF GROUPS OF GALAXIES IN THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY DATA RELEASE 7  

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We present measurements of the velocity dispersion profile (VDP) for galaxy groups in the final data release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). For groups of given mass, we estimate the redshift-space cross-correlation function (CCF) with respect to a reference galaxy sample, {xi}{sup (s)}(r{sub p} , {pi}), the projected CCF, w{sub p} (r{sub p} ), and the real-space CCF, {xi}{sub cg}(r). The VDP is then extracted from the redshift distortion in {xi}{sup (s)}(r{sub p} , {pi}), by comparing {xi}{sup (s)}(r{sub p} , {pi}) with {xi}{sub cg}(r). We find that the velocity dispersion (VD) within virial radius (R{sub 200}) shows a roughly flat profile, with a slight increase at radii below {approx}0.3R{sub 200} for high-mass systems. The average VD within the virial radius, {sigma}{sub v}, is a strongly increasing function of central galaxy mass. We apply the same methodology to N-body simulations with the concordance {Lambda} cold dark matter cosmology but different values of the density fluctuation parameter {sigma}{sub 8}, and we compare the results to the SDSS results. We show that the {sigma}{sub v} - M{sub *} relation from the data provides stringent constraints on both {sigma}{sub 8} and {sigma}{sub ms}, the dispersion in log M{sub *} of central galaxies at fixed halo mass. Our best-fitting model suggests {sigma}{sub 8} = 0.86 {+-} 0.03 and {sigma}{sub ms} 0.16 {+-} 0.03. The slightly higher value of {sigma}{sub 8} compared to the WMAP7 result might be due to a smaller matter density parameter assumed in our simulations. Our VD measurements also provide a direct measure of the dark matter halo mass for central galaxies of different luminosities and masses, in good agreement with the results obtained by Mandelbaum et al. from stacking the gravitational lensing signals of the SDSS galaxies.

Li Cheng; Jing, Y. P.; Han Jiaxin; Peng Qiuying; Yang Xiaohu [Partner Group of the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics at the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory and Key Laboratory for Research in Galaxies and Cosmology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nandan Road 80, Shanghai 200030 (China); Mao Shude [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China); Mo, H. J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003-9305 (United States); Van den Bosch, Frank, E-mail: leech@shao.ac.cn [Astronomy Department, Yale University, P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101 (United States)

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS and SDSS-II): Data from the SDSS Legacy Survey (Data Release 7)  

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is a series of three interlocking imaging and spectroscopic surveys, carried out over an eight-year period with a dedicated 2.5m telescope located at Apache Point Observatory in Southern New Mexico. The seventh data release (DR7) from the SDSS represents a completion of the overall, original project, though SDSS-III began in 2008 and will build upon the knowledge gained already. The SDSS Legacy Survey provided a uniform, well-calibrated map of more than 7,500 square degrees of the North Galactic Cap, and three stripes in the South Galactic Cap totaling 740 square degrees. The central stripe in the South Galactic Gap, Stripe 82, was scanned multiple times to enable a deep co-addition of the data and to enable discovery of variable objects. Legacy data supported studies ranging from asteroids and nearby stars to the large-scale structure of the universe. All of the imaging data have been processed to yield calibrated astrometric and photometric parameters and classifications. These parameters are available in one or more tables in a database accessible via the Catalog Archive Server (CAS) at http://cas.sdss.org/astro. [taken and edited from the Legacy page at http://www.sdss.org/legacy/index.html] All three surveys summarized are: 1) Legacy: an imaging survey in five bands over a contiguous 7646 deg2 high-latitude elliptical region in the Northern Galactic Cap, plus an additional 750 deg2 in the Southern Galactic Cap, together with spectroscopy of complete samples of galaxies and quasars covering about 8200 square degrees. The total imaging area in the Legacy survey is 8423 square degrees; 2) SEGUE: (Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration): additional imaging of 3240 deg2 of sky at lower Galactic latitudes, together with spectroscopy of 240,000 stars towards 200 sight lines covering 1400 square degrees (spread throughout the Legacy and SEGUE imaging footprints), to study the structure of the Milky Way; 3) Supernova: the equivalent of about 80 repeated imaging scans of the Southern Equatorial Stripe (ra > 310 or ra < 59; -1.25 > dec < 1.25) obtained in variable weather conditions (some clouds) to search for supernovae in the redshift range 0.1 < z < 0.4. The catalog derived from the images includes more than 350 million celestial objects, and spectra of 930,000 galaxies, 120,000 quasars, and 460,000 stars. The data are fully calibrated and reduced, carefully checked for quality, and publicly accessible through efficient databases. The data have been publicly released in a series of annual data releases, culminating in the final data release, DR7.[Copied from http://www.sdss.org/dr7/start/aboutdr7.html

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Clustering of High Redshift (z>2.9) Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

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We study the two-point correlation function of a uniformly selected sample of 4,428 optically selected luminous quasars with redshift 2.9 {le} z {le} 5.4 selected over 4041 deg{sup 2} from the Fifth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. We fit a power-law to the projected correlation function w{sub p}(r{sub p}) to marginalize over redshift space distortions and redshift errors. For a real-space correlation function of the form {zeta}(r) = (r/r{sub 0}){sup -{gamma}}, the fitted parameters in comoving coordinates are r{sub 0} = 15.2 {+-} 2.7 h{sup -1} Mpc and {gamma} = 2.0 {+-} 0.3, over a scale range 4 {le} r{sub p} {le} 150 h{sup -1} Mpc. Thus high-redshift quasars are appreciably more strongly clustered than their z {approx} 1.5 counterparts, which have a comoving clustering length r{sub 0} {approx} 6.5 h{sup -1} Mpc. Dividing our sample into two redshift bins: 2.9 {le} z {le} 3.5 and z {ge} 3.5, and assuming a power-law index {gamma} = 2.0, we find a correlation length of r{sub 0} = 16.9 {+-} 1.7 h{sup -1} Mpc for the former, and r{sub 0} = 24.3 {+-} 2.4 h{sup -1} Mpc for the latter. Strong clustering at high redshift indicates that quasars are found in very massive, and therefore highly biased, halos. Following Martini & Weinberg, we relate the clustering strength and quasar number density to the quasar lifetimes and duty cycle. Using the Sheth & Tormen halo mass function, the quasar lifetime is estimated to lie in the range 4 {approx} 50 Myr for quasars with 2.9 {le} z {le} 3.5; and 30 {approx} 600 Myr for quasars with z {ge} 3.5. The corresponding duty cycles are 0.004 {approx} 0.05 for the lower redshift bin and 0.03 {approx} 0.6 for the higher redshift bin. The minimum mass of halos in which these quasars reside is 2-3 x 10{sup 12} h{sup -1} M{sub {circle_dot}} for quasars with 2.9 {le} z {le} 3.5 and 4-6 x 10{sup 12} h{sup -1} M{sub {circle_dot}} for quasars with z {ge} 3.5; the effective bias factor b{sub eff} increases with redshift, e.g., b{sub eff} {approx} 8 at z = 3.0 and b{sub eff} {approx} 16 at z = 4.5.

Shen, Yue; Strauss, Michael A.; Oguri, Masamune; Hennawi, Joseph F.; Fan, Xiaohui; Richards, Gordon T.; Hall, Patrick B.; Schneider, Donald P.; Szalay, Alexander S.; Thakar, Anirudda R.; Berk, Daniel E.Vanden; Anderson, Scott F.; Bahcall, Neta A.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The Eleventh and Twelfth Data Releases of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Final Data from SDSS-III  

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The third generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) took data from 2008 to 2014 using the original SDSS wide-field imager, the original and an upgraded multi-object fiber-fed optical spectrograph, a new near-infrared high-resolution spectrograph, and a novel optical interferometer. All the data from SDSS-III are now made public. In particular, this paper describes Data Release 11 (DR11) including all data acquired through 2013 July, and Data Release 12 (DR12) adding data acquired through 2014 July (including all data included in previous data releases), marking the end of SDSS-III observing. Relative to our previous public release (DR10), DR12 adds one million new spectra of galaxies and quasars from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) over an additional 3000 sq. deg of sky, more than triples the number of H-band spectra of stars as part of the Apache Point Observatory (APO) Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE), and includes repeated accurate radial velocity measurements of 5500 s...

Alam, Shadab; Prieto, Carlos Allende; Anders, F; Anderson, Scott F; Andrews, Brett H; Armengaud, Eric; Aubourg, Éric; Bailey, Stephen; Bautista, Julian E; Beaton, Rachael L; Bender, Chad F; Berlind, Andreas A; Beutler, Florian; Bhardwaj, Vaishali; Bird, Jonathan C; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Blanton, Michael R; Blomqvist, Michael; Bochanski, John J; Bolton, Adam S; Bovy, Jo; Bradley, A Shelden; Brandt, W N; Brauer, D E; Brinkmann, J; Brown, Peter J; Brownstein, Joel R; Burden, Angela; Burtin, Etienne; Busca, Nicolás G; Cai, Zheng; Capozzi, Diego; Rosell, Aurelio Carnero; Carrera, Ricardo; Chen, Yen-Chi; Chiappini, Cristina; Chojnowski, S Drew; Chuang, Chia-Hsun; Clerc, Nicolas; Comparat, Johan; Covey, Kevin; Croft, Rupert A C; Cuesta, Antonio J; Cunha, Katia; da Costa, Luiz N; Da Rio, Nicola; Davenport, James R A; Dawson, Kyle S; De Lee, Nathan; Delubac, Timothée; Deshpande, Rohit; Dutra-Ferreira, Letícia; Dwelly, Tom; Ealet, Anne; Ebelke, Garrett L; Edmondson, Edward M; Eisenstein, Daniel J; Escoffier, Stephanie; Esposito, Massimiliano; Fan, Xiaohui; Fernández-Alvar, Emma; Feuillet, Diane; Ak, Nurten Filiz; Finley, Hayley; Flaherty, Kevin; Fleming, Scott W; Font-Ribera, Andreu; Foster, Jonathan; Frinchaboy, Peter M; Galbraith-Frew, J G; García-Hernández, D A; Pérez, Ana E García; Gaulme, Patrick; Ge, Jian; Génova-Santos, R; Ghezzi, Luan; Gillespie, Bruce A; Girardi, Léo; Goddard, Daniel; Gontcho, Satya Gontcho A; Hernández, Jonay I González; Grebel, Eva K; Grieb, Jan Niklas; Grieves, Nolan; Gunn, James E; Guo, Hong; Harding, Paul; Hasselquist, Sten; Hawley, Suzanne L; Hayden, Michael; Hearty, Fred R; Ho, Shirley; Hogg, David W; Holley-Bockelmann, Kelly; Holtzman, Jon A; Honscheid, Klaus; Huehnerhoff, Joseph; Jiang, Linhua; Johnson, Jennifer A; Kinemuchi, Karen; Kirkby, David; Kitaura, Francisco; Klaene, Mark A; Kneib, Jean-Paul; Koenig, Xavier P; Lam, Charles R; Lan, Ting-Wen; Lang, Dustin; Laurent, Pierre; Goff, Jean-Marc Le; Lee, Khee-Gan; Lee, Young Sun; Licquia, Timothy C; Liu, Jian; Long, Daniel C; López-Corredoira, Martín; Lorenzo-Oliveira, Diego; Lucatello, Sara; Lundgren, Britt; Lupton, Robert H; Mack, Claude E; Mahadevan, Suvrath; Maia, Marcio A G; Majewski, Steven R; Malanushenko, Elena; Malanushenko, Viktor; Manchado, A; Manera, Marc; Mao, Qingqing; Maraston, Claudia; Marchwinski, Robert C; Margala, Daniel; Martell, Sarah L; Martig, Marie; Masters, Karen L; McBride, Cameron K; McGehee, Peregrine M; McGreer, Ian D; McMahon, Richard G; Ménard, Brice; Menzel, Marie-Luise; Merloni, Andrea; Mészáros, Szabolcs; Miralda-Escudé, Jordi; Miyatake, Hironao; Montero-Dorta, Antonio D; Morice-Atkinson, Xan; Morrison, Heather L; Muna, Demitri; Myers, Adam D; Newman, Jeffrey A; Neyrinck, Mark; Nguyen, Duy Cuong; Nichol, Robert C; Nidever, David L; Noterdaeme, Pasquier; Nuza, Sebastián E; O'Connell, Julia E; O'Connell, Robert W; O'Connell, Ross; Ogando, Ricardo L C; Olmstead, Matthew D; Oravetz, Audrey E; Oravetz, Daniel J; Osumi, Keisuke; Owen, Russell; Padgett, Deborah L; Padmanabhan, Nikhil; Paegert, Martin; Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie; Pan, Kaike; Parejko, John K; Park, Changbom; Pâris, Isabelle; Pattarakijwanich, Petchara; Pellejero-Ibanez, M; Pepper, Joshua; Percival, Will J; Pérez-Fournon, Ismael; Pérez-Ràfols, Ignasi; Petitjean, Patrick; Pieri, Matthew M; Pinsonneault, Marc H; de Mello, Gustavo F Porto; Prada, Francisco; Prakash, Abhishek; Price-Whelan, Adrian M; Raddick, M Jordan; Rahman, Mubdi; Reid, Beth A; Rich, James; Rix, Hans-Walter; Robin, Annie C; Rockosi, Constance M; Rodrigues, Thaíse S; Rodríguez-Rottes, Sergio; Roe, Natalie A; Ross, Ashley J; Ross, Nicholas P; Rossi, Graziano; Ruan, John J; Rubiño-Martín, J A; Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador; Salvato, Mara; Samushia, Lado; Sánchez, Ariel G; Santiago, Basílio; Sayres, Conor; Schiavon, Ricardo P; Schlegel, David J; Schmidt, Sarah J; Schneider, Donald P; Schultheis, Mathias; Schwope, Axel D; Scóccola, C G; Sellgren, Kris; Seo, Hee-Jong; Shane, Neville; Shen, Yue; Shetrone, Matthew; Shu, Yiping; Skrutskie, M F; Slosar, Anže; Smith, Verne V; Sobreira, Flávia; Stassun, Keivan G; Steinmetz, Matthias; Strauss, Michael A; Streblyanska, Alina; Swanson, Molly E C; Tan, Jonathan C; Tayar, Jamie; Terrien, Ryan C; Thakar, Aniruddha R; Thomas, Daniel; Thompson, Benjamin A; Tinker, Jeremy L; Tojeiro, Rita; Troup, Nicholas W; Vargas-Magaña, Mariana; Verde, Licia; Viel, Matteo; Vogt, Nicole P; Wake, David A; Wang, Ji; Weaver, Benjamin A; Weinberg, David H; Weiner, Benjamin J; White, Martin; Wilson, John C; Wisniewski, John P; Wood-Vasey, W M

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration (SEGUE): Data from a Spectroscopic Survey of 240,000 Stars with g=14-20  

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is a series of three interlocking imaging and spectroscopic surveys, carried out over an eight-year period with a dedicated 2.5m telescope located at Apache Point Observatory in Southern New Mexico. The seventh data release (DR7) from the SDSS represented a completion of the overall, original project, though SDSS-III began in 2008. SEGUE, which stands for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration, was one of those three SDSS surveys. The images and spectra obtained by SEGUE allowed astronomers to map the positions and velocities of hundreds of thousands of stars, from faint, relatively near-by (within about 100 pc or roughly 300 light-years) ancient stellar embers known as white dwarfs to bright stellar giants located in the outer reaches of the stellar halo, more than 100,000 light-years away. Encoded within the spectral data are the composition and temperature of these stars, vital clues for determining the age and origin of different populations of stars within the Galaxy. [from the SEGUE page at http://www.sdss.org/segue/

Yanny, Brian; Rockosi, Constance; Newberg, Heidi Jo; Knapp, Gillian R.

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The angular power spectra of photometric Sloan Digital Sky Survey luminous red galaxies  

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......prototype to next generation surveys such as the Dark Energy Survey and, furthermore, is a photometric precursor...these papers. Upcoming surveys, such as the Dark Energy Survey (The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration 2005), are heavily based on......

Shaun A. Thomas; Filipe B. Abdalla; Ofer Lahav

2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The size distribution of galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

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......redshifts. The SDSS spectroscopic pipelines have an overall performance...targeted only when the local and global sky values are within 0.05...assumed to form a bar due to a global instability; the bar is then...transformed into a bulge through a buckling instability (e.g. Kormendy......

Shiyin Shen; H. J. Mo; Simon D. M. White; Michael R. Blanton; Guinevere Kauffmann; Wolfgang Voges; J. Brinkmann; Istvan Csabai

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Lens Search. IV. Statistical Lens Sample from the Fifth Data Release  

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We present the second report of our systematic search for strongly lensed quasars from the data of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). From extensive follow-up observations of 136 candidate objects, we find 36 lenses in the full sample of 77,429 spectroscopically confirmed quasars in the SDSS Data Release 5. We then define a complete sample of 19 lenses, including 11 from our previous search in the SDSS Data Release 3, from the sample of 36,287 quasars with i < 19.1 in the redshift range 0.6 < z < 2.2, where we require the lenses to have image separations of 1 < {theta} < 20 and i-band magnitude differences between the two images smaller than 1.25 mag. Among the 19 lensed quasars, 3 have quadruple-image configurations, while the remaining 16 show double images. This lens sample constrains the cosmological constant to be {Omega}{sub {Lambda}} = 0.84{sub -0.08}{sup +0.06}(stat.){sub -0.07}{sup + 0.09}(syst.) assuming a flat universe, which is in good agreement with other cosmological observations. We also report the discoveries of 7 binary quasars with separations ranging from 1.1 to 16.6, which are identified in the course of our lens survey. This study concludes the construction of our statistical lens sample in the full SDSS-I data set.

Inada, Naohisa; /Wako, RIKEN /Tokyo U., ICEPP; Oguri, Masamune; /Natl. Astron. Observ. of Japan /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Shin, Min-Su; /Michigan U. /Princeton U. Observ.; Kayo, Issha; /Tokyo U., ICRR; Strauss, Michael A.; /Princeton U. Observ.; Hennawi, Joseph F.; /UC, Berkeley /Heidelberg, Max Planck Inst. Astron.; Morokuma, Tomoki; /Natl. Astron. Observ. of Japan; Becker, Robert H.; /LLNL, Livermore /UC, Davis; White, Richard L.; /Baltimore, Space Telescope Sci.; Kochanek, Christopher S.; /Ohio State U.; Gregg, Michael D.; /LLNL, Livermore /UC, Davis /Exeter U.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-evolution of Extreme Star Formation and Quasar: hints from {\\it Herschel} and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

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Using the public data from the Herschel very wide field surveys, we study the far-infrared properties of optical-selected quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Within the common area of $\\sim 172~deg^2$, we have identified the far-infrared counterparts for 372 quasars, among which 134 are highly secure detections in the Herschel 250$\\mu$m band (signal-to-noise ratios $\\geq 5$). This sample is the largest far-infrared quasar sample of its kind, and spans a wide redshift range of $0.14\\leq z \\leq 4.7$. Their far-infrared spectral energy distributions are consistent with heated dust emission due to active star formation, and the vast majority of them ($\\gtrsim 80$\\%) have total infrared luminosities $L_{IR}>10^{12}L_{\\odot}$ and thus qualify as ultra-luminous infrared galaxies. Their infrared luminosities are not correlated with the absolute magnitudes or the black hole masses of the quasars, which further support the interpretation that their far-infrared emissions are not due to their active galactic nucl...

Ma, Zhiyuan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seeing in the dark – II. Cosmic shear in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

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......Suprime-Cam (HSC; Miyazaki et-al. 2006), Dark Energy Survey (DES; 1 The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration 2005), the KIlo-Degree...et al. MNRAS (2003) 341:1311. The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration. (2005) preprint ( astro-ph......

Eric M. Huff; Tim Eifler; Christopher M. Hirata; Rachel Mandelbaum; David Schlegel; Uroš Seljak

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Analysis of cool DO-type white dwarfs from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 10  

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We report on the identification of 22 new cool DO-type white dwarfs (WD) detected in Data Release 10 (DR10) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Among them, we found one more member of the so-called hot-wind DO WDs, which show ultrahigh excitation absorption lines. Our non-LTE model atmosphere analyses of these objects and two not previously analyzed hot-wind DO WDs, revealed effective temperatures and gravities in the ranges Teff=45-80kK and log g= 7.50-8.75. In eight of the spectra we found traces of C (0.001-0.01, by mass). Two of these are the coolest DO WDs ever discovered that still show a considerable amount of C in their atmospheres. This is in strong contradiction with diffusion calculations, and probably, similar to what is proposed for DB WDs, a weak mass-loss is present in DO WDs. One object is the most massive DO WD discovered so far with a mass of 1.07 M_sun if it is an ONe-WD or 1.09 M_sun if it is a CO-WD. We furthermore present the mass distribution of all known hot non-DA (pre-) WDs and d...

Reindl, N; Werner, K; Kepler, S O; Gänsicke, B T; Fusillo, N P Gentile

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SDSS J141624.08+134826.7: A NEARBY BLUE L DWARF FROM THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY  

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We present the discovery of a bright (J = 13.1 mag) nearby L6 dwarf found in a search for L-type ultracool subdwarfs in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 7. SDSS J141624.08+134826.7 exhibits blue near-infrared colors compared to other optically typed L6 objects, but its optical and near-infrared spectra do not show metal-poor features characteristic of known L-type ultracool subdwarfs. Instead, SDSS J141624.08+134826.7 is probably a nearby example of the class of L dwarfs with low condensate opacities that exhibit unusually blue near-infrared colors for a given spectral type. Its deep 1.4 and 1.9 {mu}m H{sub 2}O absorption bands, weak 2.3 {mu}m CO feature, strong 0.99 {mu}m FeH band, and shallow optical TiO and CaH bands resemble the spectra of other blue L dwarfs which are believed to have unusually thin or large-grained cloud structure. The luminosity of SDSS J141624.08+134826.7 implies that it is either a high-mass brown dwarf or a low-mass star, depending on its age, and its UVW space motion suggests a thin-disk membership. With a spectrophotometric distance of 8.4 +- 1.9 pc, SDSS J141624.08+134826.7 is one of the nearest L dwarfs to the Sun and is therefore an excellent target for high resolution imaging, spectroscopic, and astrometric follow-up observations.

Bowler, Brendan P. [Infrared Telescope Facility, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Science Mission Directorate, Planetary Astronomy Program (United States); Liu, Michael C.; Dupuy, Trent J., E-mail: bpbowler@ifa.hawaii.ed [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)

2010-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Lens Search. VI. Constraints on Dark Energy and the Evolution of Massive Galaxies  

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We present a statistical analysis of the final lens sample from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Lens Search (SQLS). The number distribution of a complete subsample of 19 lensed quasars selected from 50,836 source quasars is compared with theoretical expectations, with particular attention given to the selection function. Assuming that the velocity function of galaxies does not evolve with redshift, the SQLS sample constrains the cosmological constant to ?? = 0.79+0.06 –0.07(stat.)+0.06 –0.06(syst.) for a flat universe. The dark energy equation of state is found to be consistent with w = –1 when the SQLS is combined with constraints from baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) measurements or results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). We also obtain simultaneous constraints on cosmological parameters and redshift evolution of the galaxy velocity function, finding no evidence for redshift evolution at z 1 in any combinations of constraints. For instance, number density evolution quantified as ? n ? dln */dln (1 + z) and the velocity dispersion evolution ?? ? dln ?*/dln (1 + z) are constrained to ? n = 1.06+1.36 –1.39(stat.)+0.33 –0.64(syst.) and ?? = –0.05+0.19 –0.16(stat.)+0.03 –0.03(syst.), respectively, when the SQLS result is combined with BAO and WMAP for flat models with a cosmological constant. We find that a significant amount of dark energy is preferred even after fully marginalizing over the galaxy evolution parameters. Thus, the statistics of lensed quasars robustly confirm the accelerated cosmic expansion.

Masamune Oguri; Naohisa Inada; Michael A. Strauss; Christopher S. Kochanek; Issha Kayo; Min-Su Shin; Tomoki Morokuma; Gordon T. Richards; Cristian E. Rusu; Joshua A. Frieman; Masataka Fukugita; Donald P. Schneider; Donald G. York; Neta A. Bahcall; Richard L. White

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A LINK BETWEEN STAR FORMATION QUENCHING AND INNER STELLAR MASS DENSITY IN SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY CENTRAL GALAXIES  

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We study the correlation between galaxy structure and the quenching of star formation using a sample of Sloan Digital Sky Survey central galaxies with stellar masses 9.75 < log M{sub *}/M{sub ?} < 11.25 and redshifts z < 0.075. Galaxy Evolution Explorer UV data are used to cleanly divide the sample into star-forming and quenched galaxies and to identify galaxies in transition (the green valley). Despite a stark difference in visual appearance between blue and red galaxies, their average radial stellar mass density profiles are remarkably similar (especially in the outer regions) at fixed mass. The inner stellar mass surface density within a radius of 1 kpc, ?{sub 1}, is used to quantify the growth of the bulge as galaxies evolve. When galaxies are divided into narrow mass bins, their distribution in the color-?{sub 1} plane at fixed mass forms plausible evolutionary tracks. ?{sub 1} seems to grow as galaxies evolve through the blue cloud, and once it crosses a threshold value, galaxies are seen to quench at fixed ?{sub 1}. The ?{sub 1} threshold for quenching grows with stellar mass, ?{sub 1}?M{sub *}{sup 0.64}. However, the existence of some star-forming galaxies above the threshold ?{sub 1} implies that a dense bulge is necessary but not sufficient to quench a galaxy fully. This would be consistent with a two-step quenching process in which gas within a galaxy is removed or stabilized against star formation by bulge-driven processes (such as a starburst, active galactic nucleus feedback, or morphological quenching), whereas external gas accretion is suppressed by separate halo-driven processes (such as halo gas shock heating). Quenching thus depends on an interplay between the inner structure of a galaxy and its surrounding dark matter halo, and lack of perfect synchrony between the two could produce the observed scatter in color versus ?{sub 1}.

Fang, Jerome J.; Faber, S. M.; Koo, David C. [UCO/Lick Observatory, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Dekel, Avishai, E-mail: jjfang@ucolick.org [Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904 (Israel)

2013-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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PROJECTED CENTRAL DARK MATTER FRACTIONS AND DENSITIES IN MASSIVE EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES FROM THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY  

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We investigate in massive early-type galaxies the variation of their two-dimensional central fraction of dark over total mass and dark matter density as a function of stellar mass, central stellar velocity dispersion, effective radius, and central surface stellar mass density. We use a sample of approximately 1.7 x 10{sup 5} galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release Seven (SDSS DR7) at redshift smaller than 0.33. We apply conservative photometric and spectroscopic cuts on the SDSS DR7 and the MPA/JHU value-added galaxy catalogs, to select galaxies with physical properties similar to those of the lenses studied in the Sloan Lens ACS Survey. The values of the galaxy stellar and total mass projected inside a cylinder of radius equal to the effective radius are obtained, respectively, by fitting the SDSS multicolor photometry with stellar population synthesis models, under the assumption of a Chabrier stellar initial mass function (IMF), and adopting a one-component isothermal total mass model with effective velocity dispersion approximated by the central stellar velocity dispersion. The plausibility of an isothermal model to represent the galaxy total mass distribution is supported by independent gravitational lensing and stellar-dynamical analyses performed in the lens subsample, which is found here to represent nicely the entire galaxy sample. We find that within the effective radius the stellar mass estimates differ from the total ones by only a relatively constant proportionality factor. In detail, we observe that the values of the projected fraction of dark over total mass and the logarithmic values of the central surface dark matter density (measured in M{sub sun} kpc{sup -2}) have almost Gaussian probability distribution functions, with median values of 0.64{sup +0.08}{sub -0.11} and 9.1{sup +0.2}{sub -0.2}, respectively. We discuss the observed correlations between these quantities and other galaxy global parameters and show that our results disfavor an interpretation of the tilt of the fundamental plane in terms of differences in the galaxy dark matter content and give useful information on the possible variations of the galaxy stellar IMF and dark matter density profile. Finally, we provide some observational evidence on the likely significant contribution of dry minor mergers, feedback from active galactic nuclei, and/or coalescence of binary black holes on the formation and evolution of massive early-type galaxies.

Grillo, C., E-mail: cgrillo@eso.or [Excellence Cluster Universe, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748, Garching (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstr., D-85748, Garching (Germany); Universitaets-Sternwarte Muenchen, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 Muenchen (Germany)

2010-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A SEARCH FOR OXYGEN IN THE LOW-DENSITY Ly{alpha} FOREST USING THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY  

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We use 2167 Sloan Digital Sky Survey quasar spectra to search for low-density oxygen in the intergalactic medium (IGM). Oxygen absorption is detected on a pixel-by-pixel basis by its correlation with Ly{alpha} forest absorption. We have developed a novel locally calibrated pixel (LCP) search method that uses adjacent regions of the spectrum to calibrate interlopers and spectral artifacts, which would otherwise limit the measurement of O VI absorption. Despite the challenges presented by searching for weak O VI within the Ly{alpha} forest in spectra of moderate resolution and signal-to-noise, we find a highly significant detection of absorption by oxygen at 2.7 < z < 3.2 (the null hypothesis has a {chi}{sup 2} = 80 for nine data points). We interpret our results using synthetic spectra generated from a log-normal density field assuming a mixed quasar-galaxy photoionizing background and that it dominates the ionization fraction of detected O VI. The LCP search data can be fit by a constant metallicity model with [O/H] = -2.15{sup +0.07}{sub -0.09} but also by models in which low-density regions are unenriched and higher density regions have a higher metallicity. The density-dependent enrichment model by Aguirre et al. is also an acceptable fit. All our successful models have similar mass-weighted oxygen abundance, corresponding to [(O/H){sub MW}] = -2.45 {+-} 0.06. This result can be used to find the cosmic oxygen density in the Ly{alpha} forest, {Omega}{sub Oxy,IGM} = 1.4({+-}0.2) x 10{sup -6} {approx} 3 x 10{sup -4{Omega}}{sub b}. This is the tightest constraint on the mass-weighted mean oxygen abundance and the cosmic oxygen density in the Ly{alpha} forest to date and indicates that it contains {approx}16% of the total expected metal production by star formation up to z = 3.

Pieri, Matthew M.; Frank, Stephan; Mathur, Smita; Weinberg, David H. [Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University, 140 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); York, Donald G. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Oppenheimer, Benjamin D., E-mail: mpieri@astronomy.ohio-state.ed [Astronomy Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

2010-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Lens Search. III Constraints on Dark Energy From The Third Data Release Quasar Lens Catalog  

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We present cosmological results from the statistics of lensed quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Quasar Lens Search. By taking proper account of the selection function, we compute the expected number of quasars lensed by early-type galaxies and their image separation distribution assuming a flat universe, which is then compared with 7 lenses found in the SDSS Data Release 3 to derive constraints on dark energy under strictly controlled criteria. For a cosmological constant model (w = -1) we obtain {Omega}{sub {Lambda}} = 0.74{sub -0.15}{sup +0.11}(stat.){sub -0.06}{sup +0.13}(syst.). Allowing w to be a free parameter we find {Omega}{sub M} = 0.26{sub -0.06}{sup +0.07}(stat.){sub -0.05}{sup +0.03}(syst.) and w = -1.1 {+-} 0.6(stat.){sub -0.5}{sup +0.3}(syst.) when combined with the constraint from the measurement of baryon acoustic oscillations in the SDSS luminous red galaxy sample. Our results are in good agreement with earlier lensing constraints obtained using radio lenses, and provide additional confirmation of the presence of dark energy consistent with a cosmological constant, derived independently of type Ia supernovae.

Oguri, M; Inada, N; Strauss, M A; Kochanek, C S; Richards, G T; Schneider, D P; Becker, R H; Fukugita, M; Gregg, M D; Hall, P B; Hennawi, J F; Johnston, D E; Kayo, I; Keeton, C R; Pindor, B; Shin, M; Turner, E; White, R L; York, D G; Anderson, S F; Bahcall, N A; Brunner, R J; Burles, S; Castander, F J; Chiu, K; Clocchiatti, A; Einsenstein, D; Frieman, J; Kawano, Y; Lupton, R; Morokuma, T; Rix, H; Scranton, R; Sheldon, E S

2007-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Lens Search. III. Constraints on Dark Energy from the Third Data Release Quasar Lens Catalog  

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We present cosmological results from the statistics of lensed quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Quasar Lens Search. By taking proper account of the selection function, we compute the expected number of quasars lensed by early-type galaxies and their image separation distribution assuming a flat universe, which is then compared with seven lenses found in the SDSS Data Release 3 to derive constraints on dark energy under strictly controlled criteria. For a cosmological constant model (w = ?1) we obtain ?? = 0.74+0.11 ?0.15(stat.)+0.13 ?0.06(syst.). Allowing w to be a free parameter we find ?M = 0.26+0.07 ?0.06(stat.)+0.03 ?0.05(syst.) and w = ?1.1 ± 0.6(stat.)+0.3 ?0.5(syst.) when combined with the constraint from the measurement of baryon acoustic oscillations in the SDSS luminous red galaxy sample. Our results are in good agreement with earlier lensing constraints obtained using radio lenses, and provide additional confirmation of the presence of dark energy consistent with a cosmological constant, derived independently of type Ia supernovae.

Masamune Oguri; Naohisa Inada; Michael A. Strauss; Christopher S. Kochanek; Gordon T. Richards; Donald P. Schneider; Robert H. Becker; Masataka Fukugita; Michael D. Gregg; Patrick B. Hall; Joseph F. Hennawi; David E. Johnston; Issha Kayo; Charles R. Keeton; Bartosz Pindor; Min-Su Shin; Edwin L. Turner; Richard L. White; Donald G. York; Scott F. Anderson; Neta A. Bahcall; Robert J. Brunner; Scott Burles; Francisco J. Castander; Kuenley Chiu; Alejandro Clocchiatti; Daniel Eisenstein; Joshua A. Frieman; Yozo Kawano; Robert Lupton; Tomoki Morokuma; Hans-Walter Rix; Ryan Scranton; Erin Scott Sheldon

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Surveying Directional Surveying Specialists | Open Energy  

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Digital Surveying Directional Surveying Specialists Digital Surveying Directional Surveying Specialists Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Digital Surveying Directional Surveying Specialists Author Directional Surveying Specialists Published Publisher Not Provided, 2012 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Digital Surveying Directional Surveying Specialists Citation Directional Surveying Specialists. Digital Surveying Directional Surveying Specialists [Internet]. 2012. [cited 2013/10/08]. Available from: http://www.digitalsurveying.co.za/services/geophysical-borehole-surveying/overview/optical-televiewer/ Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Digital_Surveying_Directional_Surveying_Specialists&oldid=690244"

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CONSTRAINTS ON THE SHAPE OF THE MILKY WAY DARK MATTER HALO FROM JEANS EQUATIONS APPLIED TO SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY DATA  

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We search for evidence of dark matter in the Milky Way by utilizing the stellar number density distribution and kinematics measured by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) to heliocentric distances exceeding {approx}10 kpc. We employ the cylindrically symmetric form of Jeans equations and focus on the morphology of the resulting acceleration maps, rather than the normalization of the total mass as done in previous, mostly local, studies. Jeans equations are first applied to a mock catalog based on a cosmologically derived N-body+SPH simulation, and the known acceleration (gradient of gravitational potential) is successfully recovered. The same simulation is also used to quantify the impact of dark matter on the total acceleration. We use Galfast, a code designed to quantitatively reproduce SDSS measurements and selection effects, to generate a synthetic stellar catalog. We apply Jeans equations to this catalog and produce two-dimensional maps of stellar acceleration. These maps reveal that in a Newtonian framework, the implied gravitational potential cannot be explained by visible matter alone. The acceleration experienced by stars at galactocentric distances of {approx}20 kpc is three times larger than what can be explained by purely visible matter. The application of an analytic method for estimating the dark matter halo axis ratio to SDSS data implies an oblate halo with q{sub DM} = 0.47 {+-} 0.14 within the same distance range. These techniques can be used to map the dark matter halo to much larger distances from the Galactic center using upcoming deep optical surveys, such as LSST.

Loebman, Sarah R.; Ivezic, Zeljko; Quinn, Thomas R.; Governato, Fabio [Astronomy Department, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195-1580 (United States); Brooks, Alyson M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, 475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Christensen, Charlotte R. [Astronomy Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States); Juric, Mario, E-mail: sloebman@astro.washington.edu [LSST Corporation, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A Systematic Search for High Surface Brightness Giant Arcs in a Sloan Digital Sky Survey Cluster Sample  

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We present the results of a search for gravitationally-lensed giant arcs conducted on a sample of 825 SDSS galaxy clusters. Both a visual inspection of the images and an automated search were performed and no arcs were found. This result is used to set an upper limit on the arc probability per cluster. We present selection functions for our survey, in the form of arc detection efficiency curves plotted as functions of arc parameters, both for the visual inspection and the automated search. The selection function is such that we are sensitive only to long, high surface brightness arcs with g-band surface brightness mu_g 10. Our upper limits on the arc probability are compatible with previous arc searches. Lastly, we report on a serendipitous discovery of a giant arc in the SDSS data, known inside the SDSS Collaboration as Hall's arc.

J. Estrada; J. Annis; H. T. Diehl; P. B. Hall; T. Las; H. Lin; M. Makler; K. W. Merritt; V. Scarpine; S. Allam; D. Tucker

2007-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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RE-EXAMINING HIGH ABUNDANCE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY MASS-METALLICITY OUTLIERS: HIGH N/O, EVOLVED WOLF-RAYET GALAXIES?  

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We present new MMT spectroscopic observations of four dwarf galaxies representative of a larger sample observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and identified by Peeples et al. as low-mass, high oxygen abundance outliers from the mass-metallicity relation. Peeples showed that these four objects (with metallicity estimates of 8.5 {<=} 12 + log(O/H) {<=} 8.8) have oxygen abundance offsets of 0.4-0.6 dex from the M{sub B} luminosity-metallicity relation. Our new observations extend the wavelength coverage to include the [O II] {lambda}{lambda}3726, 3729 doublet, which adds leverage in oxygen abundance estimates and allows measurements of N/O ratios. All four spectra are low excitation, with relatively high N/O ratios (N/O {approx}> 0.10), each of which tend to bias estimates based on strong emission lines toward high oxygen abundances. These spectra all fall in a regime where the 'standard' strong-line methods for metallicity determinations are not well calibrated either empirically or by photoionization modeling. By comparing our spectra directly to photoionization models, we estimate oxygen abundances in the range of 7.9 {<=} 12 + log (O/H) {<=} 8.4, consistent with the scatter of the mass-metallicity relation. We discuss the physical nature of these galaxies that leads to their unusual spectra (and previous classification as outliers), finding their low excitation, elevated N/O, and strong Balmer absorption are consistent with the properties expected from galaxies evolving past the 'Wolf-Rayet galaxy' phase. We compare our results to the 'main' sample of Peeples and conclude that they are outliers primarily due to enrichment of nitrogen relative to oxygen and not due to unusually high oxygen abundances for their masses or luminosities.

Berg, Danielle A.; Skillman, Evan D. [Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Marble, Andrew R., E-mail: berg@astro.umn.edu, E-mail: skillman@astro.umn.edu, E-mail: amarble@nso.edu [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

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...primary and secondary standard stars to underlie the...and only slightly dated review articles on the SDSS...increased. Instead we plan to perform a separate...which to conclude this review. References Becker...Knapp, G. R. 1997 Mining the heavens: the Sloan...

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A spectroscopic study of the ancient milky way: f- and g-type stars in the third data release of the sloan digital sky survey  

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We perform an analysis of spectra and photometry for 22,770 stars included in the third data release (DR3) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). We measure radial velocities and, based on a model-atmosphere analysis, derive estimates of the atmospheric parameters (effective temperature, surface gravity, and [Fe/H]) for each star. Stellar evolution models are then used to estimate distances. We thoroughly check our analysis procedures using three recently published spectroscopic libraries of nearby stars, and compare our results with those obtained from alternative approaches. The SDSS sample covers a range in stellar brightness of 14 < V < 22, primarily at intermediate galactic latitudes, and comprises large numbers of F- and G-type stars from the thick-disk and halo populations (up to 100 kpc from the galactic plane), therefore including some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way. In agreement with previous results from the literature, we find that halo stars exhibit a broad range of iron abundances, with a peak at [Fe/H] {approx_equal} -1.4. This population exhibits essentially no galactic rotation. Thick-disk G-dwarf stars at distances from the galactic plane in the range 1 < |z| < 3 kpc show a much more compact metallicity distribution, with a maximum at [Fe/H] {approx_equal} -0.7, and a median galactic rotation velocity at that metallicity of 157 {+-} 4 km s{sup -1} (a lag relative to the thin disk of 63 km s{sup -1}). SDSS DR3 includes spectra of many F-type dwarfs and subgiants between 1 and 3 kpc from the plane with galactic rotation velocities consistent with halo membership. A comparison of color indices and metal abundances with isochrones indicates that no significant star formation has taken place in the halo in the last {approx} 11 Gyr, but there are thick-disk stars which are at least 2 Gyr younger. We find the metallicities of thick-disk stars to be nearly independent of galactocentric distance between 5 and 14 kpc from the galactic center, in contrast with the marked gradients found in the literature for the thin disk. No vertical metallicity gradient is apparent for the thick disk, but we detect a gradient in its rotational velocity of -16 {+-} 4 km s{sup -1} kpc{sup -1} between 1 and 3 kpc from the plane. We estimate that among the stars in our sample there are over 2000 with an iron abundance [Fe/H] < -2, and over 150 stars with an iron abundance [Fe/H] < -3.

Allende Prieto, Carlos; /Texas U., McDonald Observ. /Texas U., Astron. Dept.; Beers, T.C.; /Michigan State U.; Wilhelm, R.; /Texas Tech.; Newberg, H.J.; /Rensselaer Poly.; Rockosi, C.M.; /Lick Observ.; Yanny, B.; /Fermilab; Lee, Y.S.; /Michigan STate U.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the Variable Sky with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

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lightcurve skewness in the ugi bands for spec- troscopicallyskewness distribution in the ugi bands for spectroscopically

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E-Print Network 3.0 - all-sky survey view Sample Search Results  

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All-Sky Survey. Since the simulated light curve is quite stable... .1. All-Sky Survey FIS is primarily designed ... Source: Pak, Soojong - Department of Astronomy and Space...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - all-sky survey mission Sample Search Results  

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All-Sky Survey. Since the simulated light curve is quite stable... .1. All-Sky Survey FIS is primarily designed ... Source: Pak, Soojong - Department of Astronomy and Space...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - all-sky survey bright Sample Search Results  

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All-Sky Survey. Since the simulated light curve is quite stable... .1. All-Sky Survey FIS is primarily designed ... Source: Pak, Soojong - Department of Astronomy and Space...

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Cosmology using the Parkes Multibeam Southern-Sky HI Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I discuss the implications of the Parkes HI Multibeam Southern Sky Survey for cosmology. It will determine the local mass function of HI clouds, detecting several hundred per decade of mass. Each of these will come with a redshift and, for the more massive clouds, an estimate of the velocity width. This will provide an ideal database for peculiar motion studies and for measurements of biasing of galaxies relative to the underlying matter distribution.

P. A. Thomas

1996-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The Ultraviolet Sky: An Overview from the GALEX Surveys  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) has performed the first surveys of the sky in the Ultraviolet (UV). Its legacy is an unprecedented database with more than 200 million source measurements in far-UV (FUV) and near-UV (NUV), as well as wide-field imaging of extended objects, filling an important gap in our view of the sky across the electromagnetic spectrum. The UV surveys offer unique sensitivity for identifying and studying selected classes of astrophysical objects, both stellar and extra-galactic. We examine the overall content and distribution of UV sources over the sky, and with magnitude and color. For this purpose, we have constructed final catalogs of UV sources with homogeneous quality, eliminating duplicate measurements of the same source. Such catalogs can facilitate a variety of investigations on UV-selected samples, as well as planning of observations with future missions. We describe the criteria used to build the catalogs, their coverage and completeness. We included observations in which bo...

Bianchi, Luciana; Shiao, Bernie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - all-sky survey 2mass Sample Search Results  

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12;18 PSCzPSCz dipoledipole 12;19 2MASS survey 2MASS all-sky... survey: ground-based near-infrared survey whole sky, J(1.2 mm), H(1.6 mm), K(2.2 mm) ... Source: Weijgaert,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - akari-galex all-sky surveys Sample Search...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Science: pulsars, transients Continuous all-sky monitor with 1... min buffer Gamma-ray bursts Exoplanets Pulsar survey of complete local population Lofar detection Source:...

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Automated Real-Time Classification and Decision Making in Massive Data Streams from Synoptic Sky Surveys  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The nature of scientific and technological data collection is evolving rapidly: data volumes and rates grow exponentially, with increasing complexity and information content, and there has been a transition from static data sets to data streams that must be analyzed in real time. Interesting or anomalous phenomena must be quickly characterized and followed up with additional measurements via optimal deployment of limited assets. Modern astronomy presents a variety of such phenomena in the form of transient events in digital synoptic sky surveys, including cosmic explosions (supernovae, gamma ray bursts), relativistic phenomena (black hole formation, jets), potentially hazardous asteroids, etc. We have been developing a set of machine learning tools to detect, classify and plan a response to transient events for astronomy applications, using the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey (CRTS) as a scientific and methodological testbed. The ability to respond rapidly to the potentially most interesting events is a k...

Djorgovski, S G; Donalek, C; Graham, M J; Drake, A J; Turmon, M; Fuchs, T

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological Simulations for Large-Scale Sky Surveys | Argonne Leadership  

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Instantaneous velocity magnitude in a flow through an open valve in a valve/piston assembly. Instantaneous velocity magnitude in a flow through an open valve in a valve/piston assembly. Instantaneous velocity magnitude in a flow through an open valve in a valve/piston assembly. Christos Altantzis, MIT, and Martin Schmitt, LAV. All the images were generated from their work at LAV. Cosmological Simulations for Large-Scale Sky Surveys PI Name: Christos Frouzakis PI Email: frouzakis@lav.mavt.ethz.ch Institution: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Allocation Program: INCITE Allocation Hours at ALCF: 100 Million Year: 2014 Research Domain: Chemistry The combustion of coal and petroleum-based fuels supply most of the energy needed to meet the world's transportation and power generation demands. To address the anticipated petroleum shortage, along with increasing energy

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HOT WHITE DWARFS IN DETACHED BINARIES FROM THE ROSAT WFC ALL SKY SURVEY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

HOT WHITE DWARFS IN DETACHED BINARIES FROM THE ROSAT WFC ALL SKY SURVEY Thesis submitted 1997 #12; HOT WHITE DWARFS IN DETACHED BINARIES FROM THE ROSAT WFC ALL SKY SURVEY Matthew R. Burleigh ABSTRACT White dwarfs in unresolved pairs with normal stars (spectral type K or earlier) are invisible

Burleigh, Matt

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Machine learning techniques for astrophysical modelling and photometric redshift estimation of quasars in optical sky surveys  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Machine learning techniques are utilised in several areas of astrophysical research today. This dissertation addresses the application of ML techniques to two classes of problems in astrophysics, namely, the analysis of individual astronomical phenomena over time and the automated, simultaneous analysis of thousands of objects in large optical sky surveys. Specifically investigated are (1) techniques to approximate the precise orbits of the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn given Earth-based observations as well as (2) techniques to quickly estimate the distances of quasars observed in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Learning methods considered include genetic algorithms, particle swarm optimisation, artificial neural networks, and radial basis function networks. The first part of this dissertation demonstrates that GAs and PSO can both be efficiently used to model functions that are highly non-linear in several dimensions. It is subsequently demonstrated in the second part that ANNs and RBFNs can be used as effective predictors of spectroscopic redshift given accurate photometry, especially in combination with other learning-based approaches described in the literature. Careful application of these and other ML techniques to problems in astronomy and astrophysics will contribute to a better understanding of stellar evolution, binary star systems, cosmology, and the large-scale structure of the universe.

N. Daniel Kumar

2008-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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ROSAT All-Sky Survey observations of IRAS galaxies; I. Soft X-ray and far-infrared properties  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The 120,000 X-ray sources detected in the RASS II processing of the ROSAT All-Sky Survey are correlated with the 14,315 IRAS galaxies selected from the IRAS Point Source Catalogue: 372 IRAS galaxies show X-ray emission within a distance of 100 arcsec from the infrared position. By inspecting the structure of the X-ray emission in overlays on optical images we quantify the likelihood that the X-rays originate from the IRAS galaxy. For 197 objects the soft X-ray emission is very likely associated with the IRAS galaxy. Their soft X-ray properties are determined and compared with their far-infrared emission. X-ray contour plots overlaid on Palomar Digitized Sky Survey images are given for each of the 372 potential identifications. All images and tables displayed here are also available in electronic form.

Th. Boller; F. Bertoldi; M. Dennefeld; W. Voges

1997-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Cool White Dwarfs Identified in the Second Data Release of the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have paired the Second Data Release of the Large Area Survey of the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey with the Fifth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to identify ten cool white dwarf candidates, from their photometry and astrometry. Of these ten, one was previously known to be a very cool white dwarf. We have obtained optical spectroscopy for seven of the candidates using the GMOS-N spectrograph on Gemini North, and have confirmed all seven as white dwarfs. Our photometry and astrometry indicates that the remaining two objects are also white dwarfs. Model analysis of the photometry and available spectroscopy shows that the seven confirmed new white dwarfs, and the two new likely white dwarfs, have effective temperatures in the range Teff = 5400-6600 K. Our analysis of the previously known white dwarf confirms that it is cool, with Teff = 3800 K. The cooling age for this dwarf is 8.7 Gyr, while that of the nine ~6000 K white dwarfs is 1.8-3.6 Gyr. We are unable to determine the masses of the white dwarfs from the existing data, and therefore we cannot constrain the total ages of the white dwarfs. The large cooling age for the coolest white dwarf in the sample, combined with its low estimated tangential velocity, suggests that it is an old member of the thin disk, or a member of the thick disk of the Galaxy, with an age 10-11 Gyr. The warmer white dwarfs appear to have velocities typical of the thick disk or even halo; these may be very old remnants of low-mass stars, or they may be relatively young thin disk objects with unusually high space motion.

N. Lodieu; S. K. Leggett; P. Bergeron; A. Nitta

2008-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveying The TeV Sky With Milagro G. P. Walker for the Milagro Collaboration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Surveying The TeV Sky With Milagro G. P. Walker for the Milagro Collaboration Los Alamos National been reported by the Milagro collaboration [5]. In this analysis, the emission is resolved into regions

California at Santa Cruz, University of

72

Testing foundations of modern cosmology with SKA all-sky surveys  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Continuum and HI surveys with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will allow us to probe some of the most fundamental assumptions of modern cosmology, including the Cosmological Principle. SKA all-sky surveys will map an enormous slice of space-time and reveal cosmology at superhorizon scales and redshifts of order unity. We illustrate the potential of these surveys and discuss the prospects to measure the cosmic radio dipole at high fidelity. We outline several potentially transformational tests of cosmology to be carried out by means of SKA all-sky surveys.

Schwarz, Dominik J; Chen, Song; Clarkson, Chris; Huterer, Dragan; Kunz, Martin; Maartens, Roy; Raccanelli, Alvise; Rubart, Matthias; Starck, Jean-Luc

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DISCOVERIES FROM A NEAR-INFRARED PROPER MOTION SURVEY USING MULTI-EPOCH TWO MICRON ALL-SKY SURVEY DATA  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have conducted a 4030 deg[superscript 2] near-infrared proper motion survey using multi-epoch data from the Two Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS). We find 2778 proper motion candidates, 647 of which are not listed in SIMBAD. ...

Kirkpatrick, J. Davy

74

Lithium-rich stars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report the discovery of 23 lithium-rich post-main-sequence stars, identified from moderate-resolution SDSS spectroscopy and confirmed with high-resolution spectra taken at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope. These new Li-rich stars cover a broad range in mass and evolutionary phase, including bright giants and post-AGB stars. The process responsible for preserving or producing excess lithium in a small fraction of evolved stars remains unclear.

Martell, Sarah L

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmology with Type Ia The Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

- Present) - Cosmic Microwave Background - Supernovae and Dark Energy - Galaxy Clustering SDSS Supernova% of recollapse density · Favors Dark Energy #12;M51: June 2005 M51: July 2005 #12;#12;· Easy to identify · Geometry is flat · ~70% Dark Energy · ~30% Matter · There was a Big Bang · There will be a Big Chill #12

Cinabro, David

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THE 70 MONTH SWIFT-BAT ALL-SKY HARD X-RAY SURVEY  

SciTech Connect

We present the catalog of sources detected in 70 months of observations with the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) hard X-ray detector on the Swift gamma-ray burst observatory. The Swift-BAT 70 month survey has detected 1171 hard X-ray sources (more than twice as many sources as the previous 22 month survey) in the 14-195 keV band down to a significance level of 4.8{sigma}, associated with 1210 counterparts. The 70 month Swift-BAT survey is the most sensitive and uniform hard X-ray all-sky survey and reaches a flux level of 1.03 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -11} erg s{sup -1} cm{sup -2} over 50% of the sky and 1.34 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -11} erg s{sup -1} cm{sup -2} over 90% of the sky. The majority of new sources in the 70 month survey continue to be active galactic nuclei, with over 700 in the catalog. As part of this new edition of the Swift-BAT catalog, we also make available eight-channel spectra and monthly sampled light curves for each object detected in the survey in the online journal and at the Swift-BAT 70 month Web site.

Baumgartner, W. H.; Tueller, J.; Markwardt, C. B.; Skinner, G. K.; Barthelmy, S.; Gehrels, N. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Astrophysics Science Division, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Mushotzky, R. F. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Evans, P. A., E-mail: whbaumga@alum.mit.edu [X-Ray and Observational Astronomy Group/Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH (United Kingdom)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Catalogs based on Images from FIRST, Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-Centimeters, from the Very Large Array (VLA) First Survey  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

FIRST, Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-cm, is a project designed to produce the radio equivalent of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey over 10,000 square degrees of the North Galactic Cap. Using the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Very Large Array (VLA) in its B-configuration, the Survey acquired 3-minute snapshots covering a hexagonal grid using 27 3-MHz frequency channels centered at 1365 and 1435 MHz. The data were edited, self-calibrated, mapped, and cleaned using an automated pipeline based largely on routines in the Astronomical Image Processing System (AIPS). Data were collected from 1993 through 2002, with enhanced images produced up through 2011. The Data Catalogs have been cleaned and reissued over time, with the latest version coming out in March, 2014. They contain maps, images, and binary data. The FIRST survey area was chosen to coincide with that of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS); at the m(v)~24 limit of SDSS, ~50% of the optical counterparts to FIRST sources will be detected.

Becker, Robert H.; Helfand, David J.; White, Richard L.; Gregg, Michael D.; Laurent-Muehleisen, Sally A.

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Synoptic Sky Surveys and the Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background: Removing Astrophysical Uncertainties and Revealing Invisible Supernovae  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The cumulative (anti)neutrino production from all core-collapse supernovae within our cosmic horizon gives rise to the diffuse supernova neutrino background (DSNB), which is on the verge of detectability. The observed flux depends on supernova physics, but also on the cosmic history of supernova explosions; currently, the cosmic supernova rate introduces a substantial (+/-40%) uncertainty, largely through its absolute normalization. However, a new class of wide-field, repeated-scan (synoptic) optical sky surveys is coming online, and will map the sky in the time domain with unprecedented depth, completeness, and dynamic range. We show that these surveys will obtain the cosmic supernova rate by direct counting, in an unbiased way and with high statistics, and thus will allow for precise predictions of the DSNB. Upcoming sky surveys will substantially reduce the uncertainties in the DSNB source history to an anticipated +/-5% that is dominated by systematics, so that the observed high-energy flux thus will test supernova neutrino physics. The portion of the universe (z invisible supernovae, which may be unseen either due to unexpected large dust obscuration in host galaxies, or because some core-collapse events proceed directly to black hole formation and fail to give an optical outburst.

Amy Lien; Brian D. Fields; John F. Beacom

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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EXIST A High Sensitivity Hard X-ray Imaging Sky Survey Mission for ISS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A deep all-sky imaging hard x-ray survey and wide-field monitor is needed to extend soft (ROSAT) and medium (ABRIXAS2) x-ray surveys into the 10-100 keV band (and beyond) at comparable sensitivity (~0.05 mCrab). This would enable discovery and study of >3000 obscured AGN, which probably dominate the hard x-ray background; detailed study of spectra and variability of accreting black holes and a census of BHs in the Galaxy; Gamma-ray bursts and associated massive star formation (PopIII) at very high redshift and Soft Gamma-ray Repeaters throughout the Local Group; and a full galactic survey for obscured supernova remnants. The Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST) is a proposed array of 8 x 1m^2 coded aperture telescopes fixed on the International Space Station (ISS) with 160deg x 40deg field of view which images the full sky each 90 min orbit. EXIST has been included in the most recent NASA Strategic Plan as a candidate mission for the next decade. An overview of the science goals and mission concep...

Grindlay, J; Chakraborty, D; Elvis, M; Fabian, A C; Fiore, F; Gehrels, N; Hailey, C J; Harrison, F; Hartmann, D; Prince, T A; Ramsey, B; Rothschild, R; Skinner, G K; Woosley, S

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Clustering Dipole of the Local Universe from the Two Micron All Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The unprecedented sky coverage and photometric uniformity of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) provides a rich resource for investigating the galaxies populating the local Universe. A full characterization of the large-scale clustering distribution is important for theoretical studies of structure formation. 2MASS offers an all-sky view of the local galaxy population at 2.15 micron, unbiased by young stellar light and minimally affected by dust. We use 2MASS to map the local distribution of galaxies, identifying the largest structures in the nearby universe. The inhomogeneity of these structures causes an acceleration on the Local Group of galaxies, which can be seen in the dipole of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). We find that the direction of the 2MASS clustering dipole is 11 degrees from the CMB dipole, confirming that the local galaxy distribution accelerates the Local Group. From the magnitude of the dipole we find a value of the linear bias parameter b=1.37 +/- 0.3 in the K_s-band. The 2MASS clustering dipole is 19 degrees from the latest measurement of the dipole using galaxies detected by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) suggesting that bias may be non-linear in some wavebands.

Ariyeh H. Maller; Daniel H. McIntosh; Neal Katz; Martin D. Weinberg

2003-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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The Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey: I. Source selection and observations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey (CLASS) is an international collaborative program which has obtained high-resolution radio images of over 10000 flat-spectrum radio sources in order to create the largest and best studied statistical sample of radio-loud gravitationally lensed systems. With this survey, combined with detailed studies of the lenses found therein, constraints can be placed on the expansion rate, matter density, and dark energy (e.g. cosmological constant, quintessence) content of the Universe that are complementary to and independent of those obtained through other methods. CLASS is aimed at identifying lenses where multiple images are formed from compact flat-spectrum radio sources, which should be easily identifiable in the radio maps. Because CLASS is radio-based, dust obscuration in lensing galaxies is not a factor, and the relative insensitivity of the instrument to environmental conditions leads to nearly uniform sensitivity and resolution over the entire survey. In four observing seasons from 1994-1999, CLASS has observed 13783 radio sources with the VLA at 8.4 GHz at 0.2 arcsecond resolution. When combined with the JVAS survey, the CLASS sample contains over 16,000 images. A complete sample of 11685 flat-spectrum sources was observed, selected from GB6 catalogue at 4.85 GHz and the NVSS at 1.4 GHz. So far, CLASS has found 16 new gravitational lens systems, and the JVAS/CLASS survey contains a total of 22 lenses. (Abridged)

S. T. Myers; N. J. Jackson; I. W. A. Browne; A. G. de Bruyn; T. J. Pearson; A. C. S. Readhead; P. N. Wilkinson; A. D. Biggs; R. D. Blandford; C. D. Fassnacht; L. V. E. Koopmans; D. R. Marlow; J. P. McKean; M. A. Norbury; P. M. Phillips; D. Rusin; M. C. Shepherd; C. M. Sykes

2002-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A serendipitous all sky survey for bright objects in the outer solar system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We use seven year's worth of observations from the Catalina Sky Survey and the Siding Spring Survey covering most of the northern and southern hemisphere at galactic latitudes higher than 20 degrees to search for serendipitously imaged moving objects in the outer solar system. These slowly moving objects would appear as stationary transients in these fast cadence asteroids surveys, so we develop methods to discover objects in the outer solar system using individual observations spaced by months, rather than spaced by hours, as is typically done. While we independently discover 8 known bright objects in the outer solar system, the faintest having $V=19.8\\pm0.1$, no new objects are discovered. We find that the survey is nearly 100% efficient at detecting objects beyond 25 AU for $V\\lesssim 19.1$ ($V\\lesssim18.6$ in the southern hemisphere) and that the probability that there is one or more remaining outer solar system object of this brightness left to be discovered in the unsurveyed regions of the galactic plan...

Brown, M E; Schmidt, B P; Drake, A J; Djorgovski, S G; Graham, M J; Mahabal, A; Donalek, C; Larson, S; Christensen, E; Beshore, E; McNaught, R

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Galaxy Angular Correlation Functions and Power Spectrum from the Two Micron All Sky Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We calculate the angular correlation function of galaxies in the Two Micron All Sky Survey. We minimize the possible contamination by stars, dust, seeing and sky brightness by studying their cross correlation with galaxy density, and limiting the galaxy sample accordingly. We measure the correlation function at scales between 1-18 arcdegs using a half million galaxies. We find a best fit power law to the correlation function has a slope of 0.76 and an amplitude of 0.11. However, there are statistically significant oscillations around this power law. The largest oscillation occurs at about 0.8 degrees, corresponding to 2.8 h^{-1} Mpc at the median redshift of our survey, as expected in halo occupation distribution descriptions of galaxy clustering. We invert the angular correlation function using Singular Value Decomposition to measure the three-dimensional power spectrum and find that it too is in good agreement with previous measurements. A dip seen in the power spectrum at small wavenumber k is statistically consistent with CDM-type power spectra. A fit of CDM-type power spectra to k < 0.2 h Mpc^{-1} give constraints of \\Gamma_{eff}=0.116 and \\sigma_8=0.96. This suggest a K_s-band linear bias of 1.1+/-0.2. This \\Gamma_{eff} is different from the WMAP CMB derived value. On small scales the power-law shape of our power spectrum is shallower than that derived for the SDSS. These facts together imply a biasing of these different galaxies that might be nonlinear, that might be either waveband or luminosity dependent, and that might have a nonlocal origin.

Ariyeh H. Maller; Daniel H. McIntosh; Neal Katz; Martin D. Weinberg

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 60-month all-sky BAT Survey of AGN and the Anisotropy of Nearby AGN  

SciTech Connect

Surveys above 10 keV represent one of the the best resources to provide an unbiased census of the population of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). We present the results of 60 months of observation of the hard X-ray sky with Swift/BAT. In this timeframe, BAT detected (in the 15-55 keV band) 720 sources in an all-sky survey of which 428 are associated with AGN, most of which are nearby. Our sample has negligible incompleteness and statistics a factor of {approx}2 larger over similarly complete sets of AGN. Our sample contains (at least) 15 bona-fide Compton-thick AGN and 3 likely candidates. Compton-thick AGN represent a {approx}5% of AGN samples detected above 15 keV. We use the BAT dataset to refine the determination of the LogN-LogS of AGN which is extremely important, now that NuSTAR prepares for launch, towards assessing the AGN contribution to the cosmic X-ray background. We show that the LogN-LogS of AGN selected above 10 keV is now established to a {approx}10% precision. We derive the luminosity function of Compton-thick AGN and measure a space density of 7.9{sub -2.9}{sup +4.1} x 10{sup -5} Mpc{sup -3} for objects with a de-absorbed luminosity larger than 2 x 10{sup 42} erg s{sup -1}. As the BAT AGN are all mostly local, they allow us to investigate the spatial distribution of AGN in the nearby Universe regardless of absorption. We find concentrations of AGN that coincide spatially with the largest congregations of matter in the local ({le} 85 Mpc) Universe. There is some evidence that the fraction of Seyfert 2 objects is larger than average in the direction of these dense regions.

Ajello, M.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Alexander, D.M.; /Durham U.; Greiner, J.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE; Madejski, G.M.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Gehrels, N.; /NASA, Goddard; Burlon, D.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE

2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Dark Energy Survey  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Members of the Dark Energy Survey collaboration explain what they hope to learn by studying the southern sky with the world's most advanced digital camera, mounted on a telescope in Chile.

Roodman, Aaron; Nord, Brian; Elliot, Ann

2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Dark Energy Survey  

SciTech Connect

Members of the Dark Energy Survey collaboration explain what they hope to learn by studying the southern sky with the world's most advanced digital camera, mounted on a telescope in Chile.

Roodman, Aaron; Nord, Brian; Elliot, Ann

2012-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on Scalar-Field Dark Energy from the Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey Gravitational Lens Statistics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We use the statistics of strong gravitational lensing based on the Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey (CLASS) data to constrain cosmological parameters in a spatially-flat, inverse power-law potential energy density, scalar-field dark energy cosmological model. The lensing-based constraints are consistent with, but weaker than, those derived from Type Ia supernova redshift-magnitude data, and mildly favor the Einstein cosmological constant limit of this dark energy model.

Kyu-Hyun Chae; Gang Chen; Bharat Ratra; Dong-Wook Lee

2004-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical parameters of 62 eclipsing binary stars using the All Sky Automated Survey-3 data – I  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......Sky Catalog of point sources. NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive, http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/applications/Gator/ . Deb S. , Tiwari S. K., Singh H. P., Seshadri T. R., Chaubey U. S., 2009, Bull. Astron. Soc. India, 37......

Sukanta Deb; Harinder P. Singh

2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Blue not brown: UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey T dwarfs with suppressed K-band flux  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......Cutri R. M. et al., 2003, 2MASS All Sky Catalog of point sources. http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/applications/Gator/ . Day-Jones A. C. et al., 2008, MNRAS, 388, 838. Dekker H. , Delabre B., Dodorico S., 1986, inCrawford D......

D. N. Murray; B. Burningham; H. R. A. Jones; D. J. Pinfield; P. W. Lucas; S. K. Leggett; C. G. Tinney; A. C. Day-Jones; D. J. Weights; N. Lodieu; J. A. Pérez Prieto; E. Nickson; Z. H. Zhang; J. R. A. Clarke; J. S. Jenkins; M. Tamura

2011-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The All Sky Automated Survey. The Catalog of Bright Variable Stars in the I-band, South of Declination +28  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents the results of our extensive search for the bright variable stars in approximately 30000 square degrees of the south sky in the I-band data collected by 9 deg x 9 deg camera of the All Sky Automated Survey between 2002 and 2009. Lists of over 27000 variable stars brighter than 9 mag at maximum light, with amplitudes ranging from 0.02 mag to 7 mag and variability time-scales from hours to years, as well as corresponding light curves are provided. Automated classification algorithm based on stellar properties (period, Fourier coefficients, 2MASS J, H, K, colors, ASAS V-band data) was used to roughly classify objects. Despite low spatial resolution of the ASAS data (~15 arcs) we cross-identified all objects with other available data sources. Coordinates of the most probable 2MASS counterparts are provided. 27705 stars brighter than I=9 mag were found to be variable, of which 7842 objects were detected to be variable for the first time. Brief statistics and discussion of the presented data is ...

Sitek, Monika

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Fossil evidence for spin alignment of Sloan Digital Sky Survey galaxies in filaments  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......photometric bandpasses, namely u, g, r, i and z, down to a limiting r-band...96, 429. MacGillivray H. T. , Dodd R. J., McNally B. V., Corwin H. G. Jr, 1982, MNRAS, 198, 605. Massey R. et al., 2007, Nat, 445, 286. Navarro......

Bernard J. T. Jones; Rien van de Weygaert; Miguel A. Aragón-Calvo

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Seeing in the dark – II. Cosmic shear in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......www.darkenergysurvey.org/ 2 http://www.astro-wise.org/projects/KIDS/ 3 http://pan-starrs.ifa...PRIMUS team for sharing their redshift catalogue, and thank Alison Coil and John Moustakas for help with using the PRIMUS data......

Eric M. Huff; Tim Eifler; Christopher M. Hirata; Rachel Mandelbaum; David Schlegel; Uroš Seljak

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Fossil evidence for spin alignment of Sloan Digital Sky Survey galaxies in filaments  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......and so we briefly review what has been achieved using other, more standard, methods. We also review the theoretical motivation...identification. We plan to use the edge-on...these filaments. The plan of the paper is to review the theoretical notions......

Bernard J. T. Jones; Rien van de Weygaert; Miguel A. Aragón-Calvo

2010-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Peculiar early-type galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Stripe82  

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......fuelling the starburst, allowing it to then reform a disc. It is possible that the galaxy...Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), New Mexico State University, Ohio State University......

Sugata Kaviraj

2010-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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AGN Physics with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey ASP Conference Series, Vol. **VOLUME***, 2004  

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inhomogeneities in radiation pressure supported media. We study the e#11;ects of the photon bubble in- stability indicate that the photon bubble and magnetorotational instability (MRI) may produce large density that a radiatively driven photon bubble instability exists in radiation dominated accretion disks (Gammie 1998

Blaes, Omer

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HACC: Simulating Sky Surveys on State-of-the-Art Supercomputing Architectures  

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Current and future surveys of large-scale cosmic structure are associated with a massive and complex datastream to study, characterize, and ultimately understand the physics behind the two major components of the 'Dark Universe', dark energy and dark matter. In addition, the surveys also probe primordial perturbations and carry out fundamental measurements, such as determining the sum of neutrino masses. Large-scale simulations of structure formation in the Universe play a critical role in the interpretation of the data and extraction of the physics of interest. Just as survey instruments continue to grow in size and complexity, so do the supercomputers that enable these simulations. Here we report on HACC (Hardware/Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code), a recently developed and evolving cosmology N-body code framework, designed to run efficiently on diverse computing architectures and to scale to millions of cores and beyond. HACC can run on all current supercomputer architectures and supports a variety of prog...

Habib, Salman; Finkel, Hal; Frontiere, Nicholas; Heitmann, Katrin; Daniel, David; Fasel, Patricia; Morozov, Vitali; Zagaris, George; Peterka, Tom; Vishwanath, Venkatram; Lukic, Zarija; Sehrish, Saba; Liao, Wei-keng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cell Phone Sampling Traditionally, random digit dialing (RDD) surveys were conducted using landline  

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Cell Phone Sampling Traditionally, random digit dialing (RDD) surveys were conducted using landline telephones. However, with the recent rapid growth of the use of cell or mobile phones, RDD surveys have had are cell-phone only ­ they have eliminated their traditional landline phones. In addition, another 10- 20

Sibille, Etienne

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Climatology of Mid-latitude Ionospheric Disturbances from the Very Large Array Low-frequency Sky Survey  

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The results of a climatological study of ionospheric disturbances derived from observations of cosmic sources from the Very Large Array (VLA) Low-frequency Sky Survey (VLSS) are presented. We have used the ionospheric corrections applied to the 74 MHz interferometric data within the VLSS imaging process to obtain fluctuation spectra for the total electron content (TEC) gradient on spatial scales from a few to hundreds of kilometers and temporal scales from less than one minute to nearly an hour. The observations sample nearly all times of day and all seasons. They also span latitudes and longitudes from 28 deg. N to 40 deg. N and 95 deg. W to 114 deg. W, respectively. We have binned and averaged the fluctuation spectra according to time of day, season, and geomagnetic (Kp index) and solar (F10.7) activity. These spectra provide a detailed, multi-scale account of seasonal and intraday variations in ionospheric activity with wavelike structures detected at wavelengths between about 35 and 250 km. In some cases,...

Helmboldt, J F; Cotton, W D

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GALACTIC ALL-SKY SURVEY HIGH-VELOCITY CLOUDS IN THE REGION OF THE MAGELLANIC LEADING ARM  

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We present a catalog of high-velocity clouds in the region of the Magellanic Leading Arm. The catalog is based on neutral hydrogen (H I) observations from the Parkes Galactic All-Sky Survey. Excellent spectral resolution allows clouds with narrow-line components to be resolved. The total number of detected clouds is 419. We describe the method of cataloging and present the basic parameters of the clouds. We discuss the general distribution of the high-velocity clouds and classify the clouds based on their morphological type. The presence of a significant number of head-tail clouds and their distribution in the region is discussed in the context of Magellanic System simulations. We suggest that ram-pressure stripping is a more important factor than tidal forces for the morphology and formation of the Magellanic Leading Arm and that different environmental conditions might explain the morphological difference between the Magellanic Leading Arm and Magellanic Stream. We also discuss a newly identified population of clouds that forms the LA IV and a new diffuse bridge-like feature connecting the LA II and III complexes.

For, Bi-Qing; Staveley-Smith, Lister [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009 (Australia)] [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009 (Australia); McClure-Griffiths, N. M., E-mail: biqing.for@uwa.edu.au [Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, PO Box 76, Epping, NSW 1710 (Australia)

2013-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey:II. Gravitational lens candidate selection and follow-up  

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We report the final results of the search for gravitationally lensed flat-spectrum radio sources found in the combination of CLASS (Cosmic Lens All Sky Survey) and JVAS (Jodrell-Bank VLA Astrometric Survey). VLA observations of 16,503 sources have been made, resulting in the largest sample of arcsec-scale lens systems available. Contained within the 16,503 sources is a complete sample of 11,685 sources having two-point spectral indices between 1.4 and 5 GHz flatter than -0.5 and 5 GHz flux densities $\\geq$30 mJy. A subset of 8,958 sources form a well-defined statistical sample suitable for analysis of the lens statistics. We describe the systematic process by which 149 candidate lensed sources were picked from the statistical sample on the basis of possessing multiple compact components in the 0.2 arcsec-resolution VLA maps. Candidates were followed up with 0.05 arcsec resolution MERLIN and 0.003 arcsec VLBA observations at 5 GHz and rejected as lens systems if they failed well-defined surface brightness and/or morphological tests. Maps for all the candidates can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/research/gravlens/index.html We summarize the properties of each of the 22 gravitational lens systems in JVAS/CLASS. Twelve are double-image systems, nine are four-image systems and one is a six-image system. Thirteen constitute a statistically well-defined sample giving a point-source lensing rate of 1:690$\\pm$190. The interpretation of the results in terms of the properties of the lensing galaxy population and cosmological parameters will be published elsewhere. (Abridged)

I. W. A. Browne; P. N. Wilkinson; N. J. F. Jackson; S. T. Myers; C. D. Fassnacht; L. V. E. Koopmans; D. R. Marlow; M. Norbury; D. Rusin; C. M. Sykes; A. D. Biggs; R. D. Blandford; A. G. de Bruyn; K-H. Chae; P. Helbig; L. J. King; J. P. McKean; T. J. Pearson; P. M. Phillips; A. C. S. Readhead; E. Xanthopoulos; T. York

2002-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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BNL | Baryonic Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS)  

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Baryonic Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) Baryonic Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) sloan telescope The 2.5-meter Sloan telescope in New Mexico Mapping the Luminous Universe How are galaxies clustered together? What is fueling the accelerating expansion of the universe? Just what is dark energy? These are the big questions that scientists working at the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) are asking. Brookhaven National Lab is a member of BOSS, the largest of the four surveys that make up the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III, which maps the sky over the Northern Hemisphere with New Mexico's 2.5-meter Sloan telescope in an attempt to define dark energy and measure its effects. Building on the legacy of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and SDSS-II, the SDSS-III collaboration is working to map the Milky Way, search

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E-Print Network 3.0 - astronomy decadal survey Sample Search...  

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1 2 3 4 5 > >> Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 21 Statistical Science 2004, Vol. 19, No. 2, 322332 Summary: . Thus, the large digital sky surveys are becoming the dominant source of...

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Astronomical Images from the Very Large Array (VLA) FIRST Survey Images from the STScI Archive (Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-cm)  

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FIRST, Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-Centimeters was a project designed to produce the radio equivalent of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey over 10,000 square degrees of the North Galactic Cap. Using the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Very Large Array (VLA) in its B-configuration, the Survey acquired 3-minute snapshots covering a hexagonal grid. The binary data are available in detailed source catalogs, but the full images themselves, developed through special techniques, are also available for public access. Note that the images are fairly large, typically 1150x1550 pixels. Access to the images is simple through the search interface; the images are also available via anonymous ftp at ftp://archive.stsci.edu/pub/vla_first/data. Another convenient way to obtain images is through the FIRST Cutout Server, which allows an image section to be extracted from the coadded image database at a user-specified position. The cutout server is also linked to the FIRST Search Engine, so that the catalog can be searched for sources of interest and then images can be obtained for those objects. All images taken through 2011 are available through the cutout server at http://third.ucllnl.org/cgi-bin/firstcutout.

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Color-Magnitude Distribution of Face-on nearby Galaxies in Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7  

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We have analyzed the distributions in the color-magnitude diagram (CMD) of a large sample of face-on galaxies to minimize the effect of dust extinctions on galaxy color. About 300,000 galaxies with log (a/b) z u – r)0.1 = –0.121M r, 0.1 – 0.061. The fraction of blue cloud and red sequence galaxies turns over around M r, 0.1 ~ –20.1 mag, corresponding to stellar mass of 3 ? 1010 M ?. For the 2D GMM fitting, a total of four Gaussians are required, one for the blue cloud, one for the red sequence, and the additional two for the green valley. The fact that two Gaussians are needed to describe the distributions of galaxies in the green valley is consistent with some models that argue for two different evolutionary paths from the blue cloud to the red sequence.

Shuo-Wen Jin; Qiusheng Gu; Song Huang; Yong Shi; Long-Long Feng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Candidate type II quasars at 2 < z < 4.3 in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III  

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......gov 3 using the online catalogue at http://sundog.stsci.edu/ . 4 http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/cgi-bin/Gator/nph-dd 5 http://sha.ipac.caltech.edu/applications/Spitzer/SHA/ 6 http://cosmos.astro.caltech......

Rachael Alexandroff; Michael A. Strauss; Jenny E. Greene; Nadia L. Zakamska; Nicholas P. Ross; W. N. Brandt; Guilin Liu; Paul S. Smith; Jian Ge; Fred Hamann; Adam D. Myers; Patrick Petitjean; Donald P. Schneider; Hassen Yesuf; Donald G. York

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GIS India 7(3) October 1998 Page 1 of 10 Creating seamless digital maps from Survey of India topographic sheets  

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GIS India 7(3) October 1998 Page 1 of 10 Creating seamless digital maps from Survey of India://www.itc.nl/~rossiter GIS India 7(3) October 1998 Copyright © GIS India Abstract It is possible to create seamless digital maps from Survey of India topographic sheets, by separately georeferencing each N-S strip of sheets

Rossiter, D G "David"

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Integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect from the cross correlation of WMAP 3 year and the NRAO VLA sky survey data: New results and constraints on dark energy  

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We cross correlate the new 3 year Wilkinson Microwave Anistropy Probe (WMAP) cosmic microwave background data with the NRAO VLA Sky Survey radio galaxy data and find further evidence of late integrated Sachs-Wolfe (ISW) effect taking place at late times in cosmic history. Our detection makes use of a novel statistical method (P. Baldi, G. Kerkyacharian, D. Marinucci, and D. Picard, math.ST/0606154 and P. Baldi, G. Kerkyacharian, D. Marinucci, D. Picard, math.ST/0606599) based on a new construction of spherical wavelets, called needlets. The null hypothesis (no ISW) is excluded at more than 99.7% confidence. When we compare the measured cross correlation with the theoretical predictions of standard, flat cosmological models with a generalized dark energy component parameterized by its density, ?DE, equation of state w and speed of sound cs2, we find 0.3??DE?0.8 at 95% C.L., independently of cs2 and w. If dark energy is assumed to be a cosmological constant (w=-1), the bound on density shrinks to 0.41??DE?0.79. Models without dark energy are excluded at more than 4?. The bounds on w depend rather strongly on the assumed value of cs2. We find that models with more negative equation of state (such as phantom models) are a worse fit to the data in the case cs2=1 than in the case cs2=0.

Davide Pietrobon; Amedeo Balbi; Domenico Marinucci

2006-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect from the cross correlation of WMAP3 year and the NRAO VLA sky survey data: New results and constraints on dark energy  

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We cross-correlate the new 3 year Wilkinson Microwave Anistropy Probe (WMAP) cosmic microwave background (CMB) data with the NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) radio galaxy data, and find further evidence of late integrated Sachs-Wolfe (ISW) effect taking place at late times in cosmic history. Our detection makes use of a novel statistical method \\cite{Baldi et al. 2006a, Baldi et al. 2006b} based on a new construction of spherical wavelets, called needlets. The null hypothesis (no ISW) is excluded at more than 99.7% confidence. When we compare the measured cross-correlation with the theoretical predictions of standard, flat cosmological models with a generalized dark energy component parameterized by its density, $\\omde$, equation of state $w$ and speed of sound $\\cs2$, we find $0.3\\leq\\omde\\leq0.8$ at 95% c.l., independently of $\\cs2$ and $w$. If dark energy is assumed to be a cosmological constant ($w=-1$), the bound on density shrinks to $0.41\\leq\\omde\\leq 0.79$. Models without dark energy are excluded at more than $4\\sigma$. The bounds on $w$ depend rather strongly on the assumed value of $\\cs2$. We find that models with more negative equation of state (such as phantom models) are a worse fit to the data in the case $\\cs2=1$ than in the case $\\cs2=0$.

Davide Pietrobon; Amedeo Balbi; Domenico Marinucci

2006-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

109

Optimization algorithms for the design of digital microfluidic biochips: A survey  

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Digital microfluidic biochip revolutionizes the medical diagnosis process rendering multiple tasks executed on a single chip. Incorporation of multiple functionality makes the design process complex and costly for digital microfluidic biochip. Physical ...

Indrajit Pan; Ritwik Mukherjee; Hafizur Rahaman; Tuhina Samanta; Parthasarathi Dasgupta

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of large-scale intrinsic ellipticity—density correlation from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and implications for weak lensing surveys  

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......Gunn J. E., Ivezic z., Knapp G. R., Kent S., Yasuda N., 2001, inHarnden F. R. Jr., Primini F. A., Payne H. E...0506614). MacGillivray H. T. , Dodd R. J., McNally B. V., Corwin H. G., 1982......

Rachel Mandelbaum; Christopher M. Hirata; Mustapha Ishak; Uros Seljak; Jonathan Brinkmann

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Health Care Professionals vs Other Professionals: Do They Have Different Perceptions about Health Care Waste and Dangerous Products Pictograms? Some Findings Using a Digital Device in Field Survey  

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This paper presents a part of a wider research about GHS symbols comprehensibility. Here, a field survey was conducted using a digital device, instead of traditional platform – printed paper. Participants were...

Cláudia Renata Mont’Alvão

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Source Catalog Data from FIRST (Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-Centimeters)  

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FIRST, Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-Centimeters, is a project designed to produce the radio equivalent of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey over 10,000 square degrees of the North Galactic Cap. Using the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's (NRAO) Very Large Array (VLA) in its B-configuration, the Survey acquired 3-minute snapshots covering a hexagonal grid using 2?7 3-MHz frequency channels centered at 1365 and 1435 MHz. The data were edited, self-calibrated, mapped, and CLEANed using an automated pipeline based largely on routines in the Astronomical Image Processing System (AIPS). A final atlas of maps is produced by coadding the twelve images adjacent to each pointing center. Source catalogs with flux densities and size information are generated from the coadded images also. The 2011 catalog is the latest version and has been tested to ensure reliability and completness. The catalog, generated from the 1993 through 2004 images, contains 816,000 sources and covers more than 9000 square degrees. A specialized search interface for the catalog resides at this website, and the catalog is also available as a compressed ASCII file. The user may also view earlier versions of the source catalog. The FIRST survey area was chosen to coincide with that of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS); at the m(v)~24 limit of SDSS, ~50% of the optical counterparts to FIRST sources will be detected.

Becker, Robert H.; Helfand, David J.; White, Richard L.; Gregg, Michael D.; Laurent-Muehleisen, Sally A.

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RIDL Working paper NBK/AEB A survey of user studies for digital libraries  

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, it is not just a case of entering a search term and viewing a list of results. Furnas and Rauch (1998) studied libraries in terms of how searching is supported ­ according to Furnas and Rauch there needs of digital libraries in terms of interaction and its properties. Before drawing broader design implications

Blandford, Ann

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Transformation from SDSS Photometric System to Johnson-Morgan-Cousins System in HK Survey  

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We calculate the transformation from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) photometric system to the Johnson-Morgan-Cousins System in the HK Survey. This research was done in late 2001, so the SDSS photometry was taken from the database prior to the release of DR1. This paper is being posted because it is referenced in other papers in the literature, but will not be submitted to a refereed journal because it uses unpublished versions of the catalogs.

Chongshan Zhao; Heidi Jo Newberg

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thirty-meter digital elevation models (DEMs) produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are widely available and com-  

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Abstract Thirty-meter digital elevation models (DEMs) produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS, and slope classes gen- erated from sample 10-meter drainage-enforced (DE) DEMs and 30-meter DEMs. We found increasing resolution from 30 meters to 10 me- ters, particularly in flatter terrain; (2) streams and HU

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Total Sky Imager (TSI) Handbook  

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The total sky imager (TSI) provides time series of hemispheric sky images during daylight hours and retrievals of fractional sky cover for periods when the solar elevation is greater than 10 degrees.

Morris, VR

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground Water Ground Sky Sky Water Vegetation Ground Vegetation Water  

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Bear Snow Vegetation RhinoWater Vegetation Ground Water Ground Sky Sky Rhino Water Vegetation Ground Vegetation Water Rhino Water Vegetation Ground Rhino Water Rhino Water Ground Ground Vegetation Water Rhino Vegetation Rhino Vegetation Ground Rhino Vegetation Ground Sky Rhino Vegetation Ground Sky

Chen, Tsuhan

118

COBE Sky Map  

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COBE sky map COBE sky map This map of the ancient sky shows the minute variations in the microwave background discovered by the team led by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory astrophysicist George Smoot. As seen in the map, vast regions of space have minute variations in temperature. Over billions of years, gravity magnified these small differences into the clusters of galaxies we observe today. Displayed horizontally across the middle of the map is the Milky Way galaxy. The image, a 360-degree map of the whole sky, shows the relic radiation from the Big Bang. The map was derived from one year of data taken by the Differential Microwave Radiometers onboard NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer satellite. Using Galactic coordinates, the map shows the plane of the Milky Way galaxy horizontally and the center of our galaxy at its

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Deep Sky Astronomical Image Database Project at NERSC  

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Deep Sky Astronomical Image Deep Sky Astronomical Image Database Deep Sky Astronomical Image Database Key Challenges: Develop, store, analyze, and make available an astronomical image database of unprecedented depth, temporal breadth, and sky coverage, consisting of images from the seven-year span of the Palomar-Quest and Near-Earth Astroid Tracking (NEAT) transient surveys and the current Palomar Transient Factory (PTF). The database currently has over 13 million images stored on the NERSC Global Filesystem but data from the PTF are accumulating at the rate of about 105TB per year. The challenge is not only archiving the data but processing it in near-real time to observe rare and fleeting cosmic events as they happen so that experimental astronomers can be alerted. Why it Matters: The PTF will probe gaps in the transient phase space and

120

Hacking the Sky  

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In this article I present some special astronomical scripts created for Google Earth, Google Sky and Twitter. These 'hacks' are examples of the ways in which such tools can be used either alone, in on conjunction with online services. The result of a combination of multiple, online services to form a new facility is called a mash-up. Some of what follows falls into that definition. As we move into an era of online data and tools, it is the network as a whole that becomes important. Tools emerging from this network can be capable of more than the sum of their parts.

Simpson, R J

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sky Train Corp | Open Energy Information  

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Train Corp Jump to: navigation, search Name: Sky Train Corp. Place: Palm Harbor, Florida Zip: 34684 Sector: Services Product: Sky Train Corporation is a consultant company...

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Sky Cover from MFRSR Observations  

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The diffuse all-sky surface irradiances measured at two nearby wavelengths in the visible spectral range and their model clear-sky counterparts are two main components of a new method for estimating the fractional sky cover of different cloud types, including cumulus clouds. The performance of this method is illustrated using 1-min resolution data from ground-based Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR). The MFRSR data are collected at the U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ACRF) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site during the summer of 2007 and represent 13 days with cumulus clouds. Good agreement is obtained between estimated values of the fractional sky cover and those provided by a well-established independent method based on broadband observations.

Kassianov, Evgueni I.; Barnard, James C.; Berg, Larry K.; Flynn, Connor J.; Long, Charles N.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership  

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The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I are organized into four areas: (1) Evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; (2) Development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; (3) Design of an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies, market-based opportunities for carbon management, and an economic/risk assessment framework; (referred to below as the Advanced Concepts component of the Phase I efforts) and (4) Initiation of a comprehensive education and outreach program. As a result of the Phase I activities, the groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that complements the ongoing DOE research agenda in Carbon Sequestration. The geology of the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region is favorable for the potential sequestration of enormous volume of CO{sub 2}. The United States Geological Survey (USGS 1995) identified 10 geologic provinces and 111 plays in the region. These provinces and plays include both sedimentary rock types characteristic of oil, gas, and coal productions as well as large areas of mafic volcanic rocks. Of the 10 provinces and 111 plays, 1 province and 4 plays are located within Idaho. The remaining 9 provinces and 107 plays are dominated by sedimentary rocks and located in the states of Montana and Wyoming. The potential sequestration capacity of the 9 sedimentary provinces within the region ranges from 25,000 to almost 900,000 million metric tons of CO{sub 2}. Overall every sedimentary formation investigated has significant potential to sequester large amounts of CO{sub 2}. Simulations conducted to evaluate mineral trapping potential of mafic volcanic rock formations located in the Idaho province suggest that supercritical CO{sub 2} is converted to solid carbonate mineral within a few hundred years and permanently entombs the carbon. Although MMV for this rock type may be challenging, a carefully chosen combination of geophysical and geochemical techniques should allow assessment of the fate of CO{sub 2} in deep basalt hosted aquifers. Terrestrial carbon sequestration relies on land management practices and technologies to remove atmospheric CO{sub 2} where it is stored in trees, plants, and soil. This indirect sequestration can be implemented today and is on the front line of voluntary, market-based approaches to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. Initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil Carbon (C) on rangelands, and forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Rangelands can store up to an additional 0.05 mt C/ha/yr, while the croplands are on average four times that amount. Estimates of technical potential for soil sequestration within the region in cropland are in the range of 2.0 M mt C/yr over 20 year time horizon. This is equivalent to approximately 7.0 M mt CO{sub 2}e/yr. The forestry sinks are well documented, and the potential in the Big Sky region ranges from 9-15 M mt CO{sub 2} equivalent per year. Value-added benefits include enhanced yields, reduced erosion, and increased wildlife habitat. Thus the terrestrial sinks provide a viable, environmentally beneficial, and relatively low cost sink that is available to sequester C in the current time frame. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological and terrestrial sequestration re

Susan Capalbo

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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RECIPIENT:SkyFuel, Inc.  

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SkyFuel, Inc. SkyFuel, Inc. u.s. DEPARTl.\IIEN T OF ENER qY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERlvIINATION Page 1 of2 STATE: CO PROJECT TITL E: SkyFuel 8aseload Parabolic Trough Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement I.nstrument N mber NEPA Control Number CID Number Baseload DE-EEOO03584 GFO-OOO3584-002 G03584 Based on my review oftbe information concerning the proposed achon, as NEP] Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 4Sl.tA), I have made the followmg determmatlOn: ex, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Descnptlon : 83.6 Small-scale Sltmg, construction, modification, operation, and de mmlSSlonlng of faCilities for smaliscale research research and and development projects; conventionallaboralory 0 rations (such as preparation of chemical

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Sky Volt | Open Energy Information  

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Volt Volt Jump to: navigation, search Name Sky Volt Facility Sky Volt Sector Wind energy Facility Type Community Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Sky Volt LLC (community owned) Energy Purchaser City of Greenfield - excess to Central Iowa Power Cooperative Location Greenfield IA Coordinates 41.29038343°, -94.48851585° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.29038343,"lon":-94.48851585,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Rapid mapping of the sky at 240 MHz using the antennas of the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope  

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......map of the sky at 240 MHz using the Giant Metrewave...frequency range of 30-1000 MHz are necessary to obtain...distribution of thermal plasma in the interstellar medium...surveys made below 500 MHz are the all-sky map...and ground radiation and atmospheric emission. The effects......

S. K. Sirothia

2009-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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SSGSS: THE SPITZER-SDSS-GALEX SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY  

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The Spitzer-SDSS-GALEX Spectroscopic Survey (SSGSS) provides a new sample of 101 star-forming galaxies at z < 0.2 with unprecedented multi-wavelength coverage. New mid- to far-infrared spectroscopy from the Spitzer Space Telescope is added to a rich suite of previous imaging and spectroscopy, including ROSAT, Galaxy Evolution Explorer, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Two Micron All Sky Survey, and Spitzer/SWIRE. Sample selection ensures an even coverage of the full range of normal galaxy properties, spanning two orders of magnitude in stellar mass, color, and dust attenuation. In this paper we present the SSGSS data set, describe the science drivers, and detail the sample selection, observations, data reduction, and quality assessment. Also in this paper, we compare the shape of the thermal continuum and the degree of silicate absorption of these typical, star-forming galaxies to those of starburst galaxies. We investigate the link between star formation rate, infrared luminosity, and total polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon luminosity, with a view to calibrating the latter for spectral energy distribution models in photometric samples and at high redshift. Last, we take advantage of the 5-40 {mu}m spectroscopic and far-infrared photometric coverage of this sample to perform detailed fitting of the Draine et al. dust models, and investigate the link between dust mass and star formation history and active galactic nucleus properties.

O'Dowd, Matthew J. [Lehman College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States); Schiminovich, David [Astronomy Department, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Johnson, Benjamin D. [Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Treyer, Marie A.; Martin, Christopher D.; Wyder, Ted K. [California Institute of Technology, MC 405-47, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Charlot, Stephane [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR 7095, 75014, Paris (France); Heckman, Timothy M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Martins, Lucimara P. [NAT, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, 868 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Seibert, Mark [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Van der Hulst, J. M., E-mail: matthew.odowd@lehman.cuny.edu [Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Red Sky with Red Mesa  

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The Red Sky/Red Mesa supercomputing platform dramatically reduces the time required to simulate complex fuel models, from 4-6 months to just 4 weeks, allowing researchers to accelerate the pace at which they can address these complex problems. Its speed also reduces the need for laboratory and field testing, allowing for energy reduction far beyond data center walls.

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2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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One Sky Homes | Open Energy Information  

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Homes Jump to: navigation, search Name: One Sky Homes Place: Los Gatos, CA Website: http:www.oneskyhomes.com References: One Sky Homes1 Information About Partnership with NREL...

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Green Skies of Brazil |GE Global Research  

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Green Skies of Brazil Green Skies of Brazil Lucas Malta 2014.08.28 Not every professional gets to see on a daily basis the impact of herhis work on other people's lives. If you...

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Luminosity function and density field of the Sloan and Las Campanas Redshift Survey  

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The luminosity function of galaxies of the Early Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and the Las Campanas Redshift Survey (LCRS) is calculated. The luminosity function depends on redshift, density of the environment and is different for the Norther and Southern slice of SDSS. Luminosity functions is used to derive the number and luminosity density fields of galaxies of the SDSS and LCRS surveys with a grid size of 1 h^{-1} Mpc for flat cosmological models with \\Omega_m=0.3 and \\Omega_\\Lambda =0.7. We find that the luminosity function depends on the density of the environment: in high-density regions brightest galaxies are more luminous than in low-density regions by a factor up to 5.

G. Hütsi; J. Einasto; D. L. Tucker; E. Saar; M. Einasto; V. Müller; P. Heinämäki; S. S. Allam

2002-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM: Fractional cloud cover, clear-sky and all-sky shortwave flux for each of 25 individual SGP facilities.  

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Fractional cloud cover, clear-sky and all-sky shortwave flux for each of 25 individual SGP facilities.

Gaustad, Krista; Gaustad, Krista; McFarlane, Sally; McFarlane, Sally

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A New Survey for Giant Arcs  

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We report on the first results of an imaging survey to detect strong gravitational lensing targeting the richest clusters selected from the photometric data of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) with follow-up deep imaging observations from the Wisconsin Indiana Yale NOAO (WIYN) 3.5m telescope and the University of Hawaii 88-inch telescope (UH88). The clusters are selected from an area of 8000 deg{sup 2} using the Red Cluster Sequence technique and span the redshift range 0.1 {approx}< z {approx}< 0.6, corresponding to a comoving cosmological volume of {approx} 2Gpc{sup 3}. Our imaging survey thus targets a volume more than an order of magnitude larger than any previous search. A total of 240 clusters were imaged of which 141 had sub-arcsecond image quality. Our survey has uncovered 16 new lensing clusters with definite giant arcs, an additional 12 systems for which the lensing interpretation is very likely, and 9 possible lenses which contain shorter arclets or candidate arcs which are less certain and will require further observations to confirm their lensing origin. The number of new cluster lenses detected in this survey is likely > 30. Among these new systems are several of the most dramatic examples of strong gravitational lensing ever discovered with multiple bright arcs at large angular separation. These will likely become 'poster-child' gravitational lenses similar to Abell 1689 and CL0024+1654. The new lenses discovered in this survey will enable future systematic studies of the statistics of strong lensing and its implications for cosmology and our structure formation paradigm.

Hennawi, Joseph F.; Gladders, Michael D.; Oguri, Masamune; Dalal, Neal; Koester, Benjamin; Natarajan, Priyamvada; Strauss, Michael A.; Inada, Naohisa; Kayo, Issha; Lin,; Lampeitl, Hubert; Annis, James; Bahcall, Neta A.; Schneider, Donald P.

2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital materials for digital fabrication  

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This thesis introduces digital materials by analogy with digital computation and digital communications. Traditional fabrication techniques include pick-and-place, roll-to-roll, molding, patterning and more. Current research ...

Popescu, George A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Multi-Object, Fiber-Fed Spectrographs for SDSS and the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey  

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We present the design and performance of the multi-object fiber spectrographs for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and their upgrade for the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). Originally commissioned in Fall 1999 on the 2.5-m aperture Sloan Telescope at Apache Point Observatory, the spectrographs produced more than 1.5 million spectra for the SDSS and SDSS-II surveys, enabling a wide variety of Galactic and extra-galactic science including the first observation of baryon acoustic oscillations in 2005. The spectrographs were upgraded in 2009 and are currently in use for BOSS, the flagship survey of the third-generation SDSS-III project. BOSS will measure redshifts of 1.35 million massive galaxies to redshift 0.7 and Lyman-$\\alpha$ absorption of 160,000 high redshift quasars over 10,000 square degrees of sky, making percent level measurements of the absolute cosmic distance scale of the Universe and placing tight constraints on the equation of state of dark energy. The twin multi-object fiber sp...

Smee, Stephen; Uomoto, Alan; Roe, Natalie; Schlegel, David; Rockosi, Constance M; Carr, Michael A; Leger, French; Dawson, Kyle S; Olmstead, Matthew D; Brinkmann, Jon; Owen, Russell; Barkhouser, Robert H; Honscheid, Klaus; Harding, Paul; Long, Dan; Lupton, Robert H; Loomis, Craig; Anderson, Lauren; Annis, James; Bernardi, Mariangela; Bhardwaj, Vaishali; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Bolton, Adam S; Brewington, Howard; Briggs, John W; Burles, Scott; Burns, James G; Castander, Francisco; Connolly, Andrew; Davenport, James R; Ebelke, Garrett; Epps, Harland; Feldman, Paul D; Friedman, Scott; Frieman, Joshua; Heckman, Timothy; Hull, Charles L; Knapp, Gillian R; Lawrence, David M; Loveday, Jon; Mannery, Edward J; Malanushenko, Elena; Malanushenko, Viktor; Merrelli, Aronne; Muna, Demitri; Newman, Peter; Nichol, Robert C; Oravetz, Daniel; Pan, Kaike; Pope, Adrian C; Ricketts, Paul G; Shelden, Alaina; Sandford, Dale; Siegmund, Walter; Simmons, Audrey; Smith, D; Snedden, Stephanie; Schneider, Donald P; Strauss, Michael; SubbaRao, Mark; Tremonti, Christy; Waddell, Patrick; York, Donald G

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blue Sky Batteries Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Batteries Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: Blue Sky Batteries Inc Place: Laramie, Wyoming Zip: 82072-3 Product: Nanoengineers materials for rechargeable lithium batteries....

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Bibliography (1) Tripp, T.M., Jenkins, E.B., Bowen, D.V., Prochaska, J.X., Aracil, B., & Ganguly,  

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. "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Damped Lya Survey: Data Release 1" 2004, PASP, 116, 622 (10) Fenner, Y

Prochaska, Jason X.

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Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection |  

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Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection August 13, 2013 - 1:59pm Addthis Photo by J.D. Griggs, courtesy of U.S.Geological Survey Photo by J.D. Griggs, courtesy of U.S.Geological Survey For Additional Information To learn more about the carbon storage projects in which NETL is involved, please visit the NETL Carbon Storage website How can a prehistoric volcanic eruption help us reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere today? The answer is found in the basalt formations created by the lava - formations that can be used as sites for injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial sources in a process called carbon capture and storage (CCS).

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3.2B Pixel Camera to Shed Light on Southern Sky | Department of Energy  

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3.2B Pixel Camera to Shed Light on Southern Sky 3.2B Pixel Camera to Shed Light on Southern Sky 3.2B Pixel Camera to Shed Light on Southern Sky July 24, 2012 - 10:56am Addthis This is an artist's rendering of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), the 8.4 meter wide-field telescope that the National Science Board recently approved to advance to its final design stage. Construction is expected to begin in 2014 and take about five years. | Photo courtesy of LSST Corporation. This is an artist's rendering of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), the 8.4 meter wide-field telescope that the National Science Board recently approved to advance to its final design stage. Construction is expected to begin in 2014 and take about five years. | Photo courtesy of LSST Corporation. Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux

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Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection |  

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Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection August 13, 2013 - 1:59pm Addthis Photo by J.D. Griggs, courtesy of U.S.Geological Survey Photo by J.D. Griggs, courtesy of U.S.Geological Survey For Additional Information To learn more about the carbon storage projects in which NETL is involved, please visit the NETL Carbon Storage website How can a prehistoric volcanic eruption help us reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere today? The answer is found in the basalt formations created by the lava - formations that can be used as sites for injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial sources in a process called carbon capture and storage (CCS).

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Contributions of artificial lighting sources on light pollution in Hong Kong measured through a night sky brightness monitoring network  

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Light pollution is a form of environmental degradation in which excessive artificial outdoor lighting, such as street lamps, neon signs, and illuminated signboards, affects the natural environment and the ecosystem. Poorly designed outdoor lighting not only wastes energy, money, and valuable Earth resources, but also robs us of our beautiful night sky. Effects of light pollution on the night sky can be evaluated by the skyglow caused by these artificial lighting sources, through measurements of the night sky brightness (NSB). The Hong Kong Night Sky Brightness Monitoring Network (NSN) was established to monitor in detail the conditions of light pollution in Hong Kong. Monitoring stations were set up throughout the city covering a wide range of urban and rural settings to continuously measure the variations of the NSB. Over 4.6 million night sky measurements were collected from 18 distinct locations between May 2010 and March 2013. This huge dataset, over two thousand times larger than our previous survey, for...

Pun, Chun Shing Jason; Leung, Wai Yan; Wong, Chung Fai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation of Calibration System for Dark Energy Survey  

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Automation of Calibration System for Dark Energy Survey Jason Wise1, J. P. Rheault1, D. L. DePoy1 1 from gravitational interactions. The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a sky survey designed to find. Abstract DECalS is a fully automated remote control program for the Dark Energy Survey spectrophotometric

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Sky Vegetables | Open Energy Information  

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Vegetables Vegetables Jump to: navigation, search Name Sky Vegetables Address 45 Rosemary Street, Suite F Place Needham, MA Zip 02494 Sector Solar Website http://www.skyvegetables.com/i Coordinates 42.2882945°, -71.2335259° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.2882945,"lon":-71.2335259,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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White dwarfs in the European Galactic Plane Surveys (EGAPS)  

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The space density of white dwarfs is highly uncertain even nearby. This results from the fact that the known sample of white dwarfs is largely incomplete in part because most white dwarfs have been discovered as by-products in non-dedicated surveys. In order to obtain more accurate white dwarf space densities and scale heights we must build up a complete sample of white dwarfs. The European Galactic Plane Surveys (EGAPS) are the best database to search for white dwarfs as they will provide broad band (U, g', r', i') and narrow band (Halpha and HeI) measurements for one per cent of all the stars in the Galaxy. By looking at the Galactic Plane, where most stars are, we ensure that we are obtaining a complete sample. The space densities obtained from EGAPS can then be compared with those found in high latitude surveys such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The methods used to identify white dwarfs using the colours available in EGAPS are described and some preliminary results presented.

L. Morales-Rueda; P. J. Groot; R. Napiwotzki; J. Drew; the EGAPS collaboration

2006-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking Santa With Our Eyes in the Sky | Department of Energy  

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Tracking Santa With Our Eyes in the Sky Tracking Santa With Our Eyes in the Sky Tracking Santa With Our Eyes in the Sky December 24, 2013 - 10:00am Addthis The Energy Department's Los Alamos National Lab is tracking Santa Claus as he circles the globe the night before Christmas. The Energy Department's Los Alamos National Lab is tracking Santa Claus as he circles the globe the night before Christmas. Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Every year since 1998, the Energy Department's Los Alamos National Lab has been using state-of-the-art technology to track Santa Claus as he circles the globe the night before Christmas. You'll be able to monitor St. Nick's journey here starting at 6 a.m. ET on Christmas Eve. Since Santa doesn't file his flight path with the Federal Aviation

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Einstein and the Daytime Sky - D  

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D. Fun with polarizers D. Fun with polarizers In one respect, Einstein's mathematical analysis (like Rayleigh's earlier one) proves quite accurate, in a way that's easy to demonstrate. This has to do with how the sky's scattered light is polarized. Try looking at a patch of clear sky through one lens of a pair of polarizing sunglasses while you rotate the lens. You'll notice that the sky looks brighter as you look through the lens in some positions, and darker when the lens is in other positions. If the sun is not far from the patch of sky you're looking at, you'll find that the sky looks brightest when the sun is to the left or right of the lens, and darkest when the sun is "above the top" or "below the bottom" of the lens. Why is this? Any kind of wave-whether sound wave, water wave, light wave-is associated

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Cosmological Simulations for Large-Scale Sky Surveys | Argonne...  

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on all HPC systems. In particular, on the IBM BGQ system, HACC has reached very high levels of performance-almost 14 petaflops (the highest ever recorded by a science code)...

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Carolina Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative | Department of Energy  

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arravt064tiboyer2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Carolinas Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative Carolina Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative New York State-wide...

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Carolinas Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative | Department of...  

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Carolinas Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative Carolinas Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer...

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Carolina Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative | Department of Energy  

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arravt064tiboyer2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications Carolinas Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative Carolina Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative Puget Sound Clean Cities...

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BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP  

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The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies and assessment frameworks; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. The groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. Efforts are underway to showcase the architecture of the GIS framework and initial results for sources and sinks. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other western DOE partnerships. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the Partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long-term viability. Scientifically sound information on MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies.

Susan M. Capalbo

2005-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Dark energy and curvature from a future baryonic acoustic oscillation survey using the Lyman-? forest  

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We explore the requirements for a Lyman-? forest survey designed to measure the angular diameter distance and Hubble parameter at 2?z?4 using the standard ruler provided by baryonic acoustic oscillations (BAO). The goal would be to obtain a high enough density of sources to probe the three-dimensional density field on the scale of the BAO feature. A percent-level measurement in this redshift range can almost double the Dark Energy Task Force figure of merit, relative to the case with only a similar precision measurement at z?1, if the Universe is not assumed to be flat. This improvement is greater than the one obtained by doubling the size of the z?1 survey, with Planck and a weak Sloan Digital Sky Survey-like z=0.3 BAO measurement assumed in each case. Galaxy BAO surveys at z?1 may be able to make an effective Ly? forest measurement simultaneously at minimal added cost, because the required number density of quasars is relatively small. We discuss the constraining power as a function of area, magnitude limit (density of quasars), resolution, and signal-to-noise of the spectra. For example, a survey covering 2000 sq. deg. and achieving S/N=1.8 per Å at g=23 (?40??quasars per sq. deg.) with an R?250 spectrograph is sufficient to measure both the radial and transverse oscillation scales to 1.4% from the Ly? forest (or better, if fainter magnitudes and possibly Lyman-break galaxies can be used). At fixed integration time and in the sky-noise-dominated limit, a wider, noisier survey is generally more efficient; the only fundamental upper limit on noise being the need to identify a quasar and find a redshift. Because the Ly? forest is much closer to linear and generally better understood than galaxies, systematic errors are even less likely to be a problem.

Patrick McDonald and Daniel J. Eisenstein

2007-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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CLUSTER LENSING PROFILES DERIVED FROM A REDSHIFT ENHANCEMENT OF MAGNIFIED BOSS-SURVEY GALAXIES  

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We report the first detection of a redshift-depth enhancement of background galaxies magnified by foreground clusters. Using 300,000 BOSS survey galaxies with accurate spectroscopic redshifts, we measure their mean redshift depth behind four large samples of optically selected clusters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) surveys, totaling 5000-15,000 clusters. A clear trend of increasing mean redshift toward the cluster centers is found, averaged over each of the four cluster samples. In addition, we find similar but noisier behavior for an independent X-ray sample of 158 clusters lying in the foreground of the current BOSS sky area. By adopting the mass-richness relationships appropriate for each survey, we compare our results with theoretical predictions for each of the four SDSS cluster catalogs. The radial form of this redshift enhancement is well fitted by a richness-to-mass weighted composite Navarro-Frenk-White profile with an effective mass ranging between M{sub 200} {approx} 1.4-1.8 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 14} M{sub Sun} for the optically detected cluster samples, and M{sub 200} {approx} 5.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 14} M{sub Sun} for the X-ray sample. This lensing detection helps to establish the credibility of these SDSS cluster surveys, and provides a normalization for their respective mass-richness relations. In the context of the upcoming bigBOSS, Subaru Prime Focus Spectrograph, and EUCLID-NISP spectroscopic surveys, this method represents an independent means of deriving the masses of cluster samples for examining the cosmological evolution, and provides a relatively clean consistency check of weak-lensing measurements, free from the systematic limitations of shear calibration.

Coupon, Jean; Umetsu, Keiichi [Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, P.O. Box 23-141, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Broadhurst, Tom, E-mail: coupon@asiaa.sinica.edu.tw [Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU, P.O. Box 644, E-48080 Bilbao (Spain)

2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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CHARACTERIZING THE MID-INFRARED EXTRAGALACTIC SKY WITH WISE AND SDSS  

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The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has completed its all-sky survey in four channels at 3.4-22 {mu}m, detecting hundreds of millions of objects. We merge the WISE mid-infrared data with optical data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and provide a phenomenological characterization of WISE extragalactic sources. WISE is most sensitive at 3.4 {mu}m (W1) and least sensitive at 22 {mu}m (W4). The W1 band probes massive early-type galaxies out to z {approx}> 1. This is more distant than SDSS identified early-type galaxies, consistent with the fact that 28% of 3.4 {mu}m sources have faint or no r-band counterparts (r > 22.2). In contrast, 92%-95% of 12 {mu}m and 22 {mu}m sources have SDSS optical counterparts with r {<=} 22.2. WISE 3.4 {mu}m detects 89.8% of the entire SDSS QSO catalog at S/N{sub W1} >7{sigma}, but only 18.9% at 22 {mu}m with S/N{sub W4} > 5{sigma}. We show that WISE colors alone are effective in isolating stars (or local early-type galaxies), star-forming galaxies, and strong active galactic nuclei (AGNs)/QSOs at z {approx}< 3. We highlight three major applications of WISE colors: (1) Selection of strong AGNs/QSOs at z {<=} 3 using W1 - W2 > 0.8 and W2 < 15.2 criteria, producing a better census of this population. The surface density of these strong AGN/QSO candidates is 67.5 {+-} 0.14 deg{sup -2}. (2) Selection of dust-obscured, type-2 AGN/QSO candidates. We show that WISE W1 - W2 > 0.8, W2 < 15.2 combined with r - W2 > 6 (Vega) colors can be used to identify type-2 AGN candidates. The fraction of these type-2 AGN candidates is one-third of all WISE color-selected AGNs. (3) Selection of ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs) at z {approx} 2 with extremely red colors, r - W4 > 14 or well-detected 22 {mu}m sources lacking detections in the 3.4 and 4.6 {mu}m bands. The surface density of z {approx} 2 ULIRG candidates selected with r - W4 > 14 is 0.9 {+-} 0.07 deg{sup -2} at S/N{sub W4} {>=} 5 (the corresponding, lowest flux density of 2.5 mJy), which is consistent with that inferred from smaller area Spitzer surveys. Optical spectroscopy of a small number of these high-redshift ULIRG candidates confirms our selection, and reveals a possible trend that optically fainter or r - W4 redder candidates are at higher redshifts.

Yan Lin; Donoso, E.; Tsai, Chao-Wei; Cutri, R.; Jarrett, T. [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology, MS 100-22, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Stern, D.; Assef, R. J.; Eisenhardt, P. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Blain, A. W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); Stanford, S. A. [Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 (United States); Wright, E. [Astronomy Department, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547 (United States); Bridge, C.; Riechers, D. A., E-mail: lyan@ipac.caltech.edu [Astronomy Department, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Blvd, Pasadena, CA91125 (United States)

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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SkyFuel Inc | Open Energy Information  

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SkyFuel Inc SkyFuel Inc Jump to: navigation, search Logo: SkyFuel Inc Name SkyFuel Inc Address 18300 W Highway 72 Place Arvada, Colorado Zip 80007 Sector Solar Product Solar thermal power Website http://www.skyfuel.com/ Coordinates 39.862942°, -105.206509° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.862942,"lon":-105.206509,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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North Sky River | Open Energy Information  

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Sky River Sky River Jump to: navigation, search Name North Sky River Facility North Sky River Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner NextEra Energy Resources Developer NextEra Energy Resources Energy Purchaser Pacific Gas & Electric Location Tehachapi CA Coordinates 35.335578°, -118.186347° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.335578,"lon":-118.186347,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Sky Wind Facility | Open Energy Information  

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Sky Wind Facility Sky Wind Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Sky Wind Facility Facility Big Sky Wind Facility Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Edison Mission Energy Developer Edison Mission Energy Energy Purchaser PJM Market Location Bureau County IL Coordinates 41.579967°, -89.46177° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.579967,"lon":-89.46177,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Sky coverage of orbital detectors. Analytical approach  

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Orbital detectors without pointing capability have to keep their field of view axis laying on their orbital plane, to observe the largest sky fraction. A general approach to estimate the exposure of each sky element for such detectors is a valuable tool in the R&D phase of a project, when the detector characteristics are still to be fixed. An analytical method to estimate the sky exposure is developed, which makes only few very reasonable approximations. The formulae obtained with this method are used to compute the histogram of the sky exposure of a hypothetical gamma-ray detector installed on the ISS. The C++ code used in this example is freely available on the http://cern.ch/casadei/software.html web page.

Diego Casadei

2005-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

160

Einstein and the Daytime Sky - C  

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Einstein "Einstein and the Daytime Sky" (continued) A B C D C. Imitation of opal Since Einstein was addressing a more general question than the color of the atmosphere, his results...

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Sky River Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Sky River Wind Farm Sky River Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Sky River Wind Farm Facility Sky River Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner NextEra Energy Resources Developer Zond Systems Energy Purchaser Southern California Edison Co Location Tehachapi CA Coordinates 35.07665°, -118.25529° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.07665,"lon":-118.25529,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Sky Power LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Oregon Zip: 97204 Sector: Wind energy Product: Developer of a high-altitude wind turbine technology. References: Sky Power LLC1 This article is a stub. You can help...

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BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP  

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The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks; development of GIS-based reporting framework; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. At the first two Partnership meetings the groundwork was put in place to provide an assessment of capture and storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. During the third quarter, planning efforts are underway for the next Partnership meeting which will showcase the architecture of the GIS framework and initial results for sources and sinks, discuss the methods and analysis underway for assessing geological and terrestrial sequestration potentials. The meeting will conclude with an ASME workshop. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other western DOE partnerships. Efforts are also being made to find funding to include Wyoming in the coverage areas for both geological and terrestrial sinks and sources. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts begun in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the Partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long-term viability. Scientifically sound information on MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies. Two key deliverables were completed in the second quarter--a literature review/database to assess the soil carbon on rangelands, and the draft protocols, contracting options for soil carbon trading. The protocols developed for soil carbon trading are unique and provide a key component of the mechanisms that might be used to efficiently sequester GHG and reduce CO{sub 2} concentrations. While no key deliverables were due during the third quarter, progress on other deliverables is noted in the PowerPoint presentations and in this report. A series of meetings held during the second and third quarters have laid the foundations for assessing the issues surrounding carbon sequestration in this region, the need for a holistic approach to meeting energy demands and economic development potential, and the implementation of government programs or a market-based setting for soil C credits. These meetings provide a connection to stakeholders in the region and a basis on which to draw for the DOE PEIS hearings. In the fourth quarter, three deliverables have been completed, some in draft form to be revised and updated to include Wyoming. This is due primarily to some delays in funding to LANL and INEEL and the approval of a supplemental proposal to include Wyoming in much of the GIS data sets, analysis, and related materials. The de

Susan M. Capalbo

2004-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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ESTIMATING PHOTOMETRIC REDSHIFTS OF QUASARS VIA THE k-NEAREST NEIGHBOR APPROACH BASED ON LARGE SURVEY DATABASES  

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We apply one of the lazy learning methods, the k-nearest neighbor (kNN) algorithm, to estimate the photometric redshifts of quasars based on various data sets from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS), and the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE; the SDSS sample, the SDSS-UKIDSS sample, the SDSS-WISE sample, and the SDSS-UKIDSS-WISE sample). The influence of the k value and different input patterns on the performance of kNN is discussed. kNN performs best when k is different with a special input pattern for a special data set. The best result belongs to the SDSS-UKIDSS-WISE sample. The experimental results generally show that the more information from more bands, the better performance of photometric redshift estimation with kNN. The results also demonstrate that kNN using multiband data can effectively solve the catastrophic failure of photometric redshift estimation, which is met by many machine learning methods. Compared with the performance of various other methods of estimating the photometric redshifts of quasars, kNN based on KD-Tree shows superiority, exhibiting the best accuracy.

Zhang Yanxia; Ma He; Peng Nanbo; Zhao Yongheng [Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100012 Beijing (China); Wu Xuebing, E-mail: zyx@bao.ac.cn [Department of Astronomy, Peking University, 100871 Beijing (China)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The generative mechanisms of digital infrastructure evolution  

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The current literature on digital infrastructure offers powerful lenses for conceptualizing the increasingly interconnected information system collectives found in contemporary organizations. However, little attention has been paid to the generative ... Keywords: adoption, case study, case survey, configuration theory, critical realism, digital infrastructure, generative mechanism, information infrastructure, innovation, multimethod, scaling

Ola Henfridsson, Bendik Bygstad

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

SolarSkies | Open Energy Information  

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SolarSkies SolarSkies Jump to: navigation, search Name SolarSkies Address 106 Donovan Drive Place Alexandria, Minnesota Zip 56308 Country United States Sector Solar Coordinates 45.88897°, -95.3536576° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.88897,"lon":-95.3536576,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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The Galaxy Evolution Explorer: A Space Ultraviolet Survey Mission  

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We give an overview of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), a NASA Explorer Mission launched on April 28, 2003. GALEX is performing the first space UV sky-survey, including imaging and grism surveys in two bands (1350-1750 Angstroms and 1750-2750 Angstroms). The surveys include an all-sky imaging survey (m[AB] ~ 20.5), a medium imaging survey of 1000 square degrees (m[AB] ~ 23), a deep imaging survey of 100 square degrees (m[AB] ~ 25), and a nearby galaxy survey. Spectroscopic grism surveys (R=100-200) are underway with various depths and sky coverage. Many targets overlap existing or planned surveys. We will use the measured UV properties of local galaxies, along with corollary observations, to calibrate the UV-global star formation rate relationship in local galaxies. We will apply this calibration to distant galaxies discovered in the deep imaging and spectroscopic surveys to map the history of star formation in the universe over the redshift range 0 < z < 1.5, and probe the physical drivers of star formation in galaxies. The GALEX mission includes a Guest Investigator program supporting the wide variety of programs made possible by the first UV sky survey.

D. Christopher Martin; James Fanson; David Schiminovich; Patrick Morrissey; Peter G. Friedman; Tom A. Barlow; Tim Conrow; Robert Grange; Patrick N. Jelinsky; Bruno Milliard; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Luciana Bianchi; Yong-Ik Byun; Jose Donas; Karl Forster; Timothy M. Heckman; Young-Wook Lee; Barry F. Madore; Roger F. Malina; Susan G. Neff; R. Michael Rich; Todd Small; Alex S. Szalay; Ted K. Wyder

2004-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Desert Sky Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Desert Sky Wind Farm Desert Sky Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Desert Sky Wind Farm Facility Desert Sky Wind Farm Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner American Electric Power Developer GE Energy Energy Purchaser City of San Antonio Texas (Utility Company) Location Pecos County TX Coordinates 30.926626°, -102.100067° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":30.926626,"lon":-102.100067,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

169

SkyFuel | Open Energy Information  

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SkyFuel SkyFuel Jump to: navigation, search Logo: SkyFuel Name SkyFuel Address 18300 West Highway 72 Place Arvada, Colorado Zip 80007 Sector Solar Product Parabolic Trough Solar Collector Year founded 2007 Number of employees 11-50 Phone number 303.330.0276 Website http://www.skyfuel.com Coordinates 39.8630176°, -105.2064482° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.8630176,"lon":-105.2064482,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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American Clean Skies Foundation | Open Energy Information  

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Skies Foundation Skies Foundation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: American Clean Skies Foundation Name American Clean Skies Foundation Address 750 1st Street NE, Suite 1100 Place Washington, DC Zip 20002 Region Northeast - NY NJ CT PA Area Year founded 2007 Phone number (202) 682-6294 Website http://www.cleanskies.org/ Coordinates 38.899704°, -77.007068° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.899704,"lon":-77.007068,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

171

Sublime endeavours : connecting earth to sky  

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We live in an era in which we come closer everyday to conquering the elements, to a degree that earlier humans could scarcely dream of. Nearly one hundred years ago, we took to the skies, and learned to fly. Today the act ...

Kain, Jacob E. (Jacob Evelyn), 1974-

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Fermilab Today  

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of two predecessor survey projects, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Dark Energy Survey, and expects to play key roles in the LSST project as well. Fermilab...

173

Digital marketing and social media: Why bother?  

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Abstract Changes in consumer behavior require firms to rethink their marketing strategies in the digital domain. Currently, a significant portion of the associated research is focused more on the customer than on the firm. To redress this shortcoming, this study adopts the perspective of the firm to facilitate an understanding of digital marketing and social media usage as well as its benefits and inhibitors. The second generation of Internet-based applications enhances marketing efforts by allowing firms to implement innovative forms of communication and co-create content with their customers. Based on a survey of marketing managers, this article shows that firms face internal and external pressures to adopt a digital presence in social media platforms. Firms’ digital marketing engagement can be categorized according to perceived benefits and digital marketing usage. To improve digital marketing engagement, marketers must focus on relationship-based interactions with their customers. This article demonstrates how some firms are already accomplishing just that.

Maria Teresa Pinheiro Melo Borges Tiago; José Manuel Cristóvão Veríssimo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

NETL: News Release - Eyes in the Sky...  

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August 28, 2003 August 28, 2003 Eyes in the Sky... Remote Sensing Technology Maps Flow of Groundwater from the Air Photo: Remote Sensor Suspended Beneath a Helicopter Detects Groundwater Beneath the Surface DOE is using remote sensors suspended from helicopters to map the flow of groundwater that may be affected by energy projects. In four states this past spring and summer, eyes have turned skyward as helicopters zig-zagged over hills and valleys, towing torpedo- or spiderweb-like contraptions that conjured up thoughts of Superman - "Look! Up in the sky!" But the "x-ray vision" in this case isn't comic-book fantasy. Instead, using aerial remote sensing techniques, researchers working with the U.S. Department of Energy are "seeing" through solid ground to create

175

New Sky Energy | Open Energy Information  

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New Sky Energy New Sky Energy Place Boulder, Colorado Sector Carbon Product Colorado-based startup that focuses on using chemical technology to convert carbon dioxide to usable outputs. Coordinates 42.74962°, -109.714163° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.74962,"lon":-109.714163,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Einstein and the Daytime Sky - A  

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The distinction between a fluid's liquid and gaseous phases breaks down at a certain temperature and pressure; when illuminated under these conditions, the fluid looks milky white, like a common opal. Einstein found how this relates to the reason the sky is blue. A B C D A. A path with a detour If you look at many artists' renderings of Albert Einstein, you are likely to find some that depict Einstein with some representation of the universe as a whole, or black holes, or other objects in deep space. Because many such pictures exist, we may, somewhat unconsciously, associate Einstein with the dark nighttime sky. This is a quite reasonable association, since Einstein's theories of space and time deal with the universe as a whole and with certain astrophysical

177

Blue Sky Optimum Energy | Open Energy Information  

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Optimum Energy Optimum Energy Jump to: navigation, search Name Blue Sky Optimum Energy Place Buffalo, New York Product Blue Sky offers a processing system to produce biodiesel at a cheaper price. Coordinates 42.88544°, -78.878464° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.88544,"lon":-78.878464,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Blue Sky Bio Fuels | Open Energy Information  

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Bio Fuels Bio Fuels Jump to: navigation, search Name Blue Sky Bio-Fuels Place Oakland, California Zip 94602 Product Blue Sky owns and operates a biodiesel plant in Idaho with a capacity of 37.9mLpa (10m gallons annually). Coordinates 37.805065°, -122.273024° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.805065,"lon":-122.273024,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Chapter 9 - Digital Succession  

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This chapter focuses on the emerging concerns of risks related to succession planning and management in the corporate environment. Topics such as succession planning, the information technology security shortage, women in security, protection of digital assets, security of assets, continuation of digital activity and content management, and digital expiration will be discussed, as will digital legacy, digital immortality, and digital resurrection.

Deborah Gonzalez

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cogenra Solar formerly SkyWatch Energy | Open Energy Information  

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Cogenra Solar formerly SkyWatch Energy Cogenra Solar formerly SkyWatch Energy Jump to: navigation, search Name Cogenra Solar (formerly SkyWatch Energy) Place Mountain View, California Zip 94043 Sector Solar Product California-based and founded by a former Applied Materials executive, Cogenra Solar is a stealth mode solar company. References Cogenra Solar (formerly SkyWatch Energy)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Cogenra Solar (formerly SkyWatch Energy) is a company located in Mountain View, California . References ↑ "Cogenra Solar (formerly SkyWatch Energy)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Cogenra_Solar_formerly_SkyWatch_Energy&oldid=343766"

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Conergy SkyPower JV | Open Energy Information  

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SkyPower JV SkyPower JV Jump to: navigation, search Name Conergy & SkyPower JV Place Canada Sector Solar Product Canada-based solar project developer. References Conergy & SkyPower JV[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Conergy & SkyPower JV is a company located in Canada . References ↑ "Conergy & SkyPower JV" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Conergy_SkyPower_JV&oldid=343842" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load)

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Support Vector Machines and Kd-tree for Separating Quasars from Large Survey Databases  

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We compare the performance of two automated classification algorithms: k-dimensional tree (kd-tree) and support vector machines (SVMs), to separate quasars from stars in the databases of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) catalogs. The two algorithms are trained on subsets of SDSS and 2MASS objects whose nature is known via spectroscopy. We choose different attribute combination as input patterns to train the classifier using photometric data only and present the classification results obtained by these two methods. Performance metrics such as precision and recall, true positive rate and true negative rate, F-measure, G-mean and Weighted Accuracy are computed to evaluate the performance of the two algorithms. The study shows that both kd-tree and SVMs are effective automated algorithms to classify point sources. SVMs show slightly higher accuracy, but kd-tree requires less computation time. Given different input patterns based on various parameters(e.g. magnitudes, color information), we conclude that both kd-tree and SVMs show better performance with fewer features. What is more, our results also indicate that the accuracy using the four colors (u-g, g-r, r-i, i-z) and r magnitude based on SDSS model magnitudes adds up to the highest value. The classifiers trained by kd-tree and SVMs can be used to solve the automated classification problems faced by the virtual observatory (VO); moreover, they all can be applied for the photometric preselection of quasar candidates for large survey projects in order to optimize the efficiency of telescopes.

Gao Dan; Zhang Yanxia; Zhao Yongheng

2008-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Keck/Deimos Spectroscopy of a GALEX UV Selecte Sample from the Medium Imaging Survey  

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We report results from a pilot program to obtain spectroscopy for objects detected in the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) Medium Imaging Survey (MIS). Our study examines the properties of galaxies detected by GALEX fainter than the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) spectroscopic survey. This is the first study to extend the techinques of Salim et al. 2005 to estimate stellar masses, star formation rates (SFR) and the b (star formation history) parameter for star-forming galaxies out to z~0.7. We obtain redshifts for 50 GALEX MIS sources reaching NUV=23.9 (AB mag), having counterparts in the SDSS Data Release 4 (DR4). Of our sample, 43 are starforming galaxies with zGuzman et. al 1996 & Phillips et. al 1997. However, our sample is ~2 mag fainter in surface brightness than the compact blue galaxies. We find that the star-formation histories for a majority of the galaxies are consistent with a recent starburst within the last 100 Myr.

Ryan P. Mallery; R. Michael Rich; Samir Salim; Todd Small; Stephane Charlot; Mark Seibert; Ted Wyder; Tom A. Barlow; Karl Forster; Peter G. Friedman; D. Christopher Martin; Patrick Morissey; Susan G. Neff; David Schiminovivich; Luciana Bianchi; Jose Donas; Timothy M. Heckman; Young-Wook Lee; Barry F. Madore; Bruno Milliard; Alex S. Szalay; Barry Y. Welsh; Suk Young Yi

2007-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The ChaMP Extended Stellar Survey (ChESS): Photometric and Spectroscopic Properties of Serendipitously Detected Stellar X-ray Sources  

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We present 348 X-ray emitting stars identified from correlating the Extended Chandra Multiwavelength Project (ChaMP), a serendipitous wide-area X-ray survey, with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). We use morphological star/galaxy separation, an SDSS quasar catalog, an optical color-magnitude cut, and X-ray data quality tests to create our catalog, the ChaMP Extended Stellar Survey (ChESS), from a sample of 2121 matched ChaMP/SDSS sources. Our cuts retain 92% of the spectroscopically confirmed stars while excluding 99.6% of the 684 spectoscopically confirmed extragalactic sources. Fewer than 3% of the sources in our final catalog are previously identified stellar X-ray emitters; we expect ~10% of the catalog is composed by giants, and identify seven giant stars and three cataclysmic variables. We derive distances, X-ray and bolometric luminosities for these stars, revealing that this catalog fills the gap between the nearby stars identified by the ROSAT All-Sky Survey and the more distant stars detected in deep Chandra and XMM-Newton surveys. For 36 newly identified X-ray emitting M stars we calculate L_(Halpha)/L_(bol). L_(H\\alpha)/L_(bol) and L_(X)/L_(bol) are linearly related below L_(X)/L_(bol) ~ 3 x 10^(-4), while L_(Halpha)/L_(bol) appears to turn over at larger L_(X)/L_(bol) values. Stars with reliable SDSS photometry have an ~0.1 mag blue excess in (u-g), likely due to increased chromospheric continuum emission. Photometric metallicity estimates suggest the sample is split between the young and old disk populations of the Galaxy; the lowest activity sources belong to the old disk population, a clear signature of the decay of magnetic activity with age. Future papers will present analyses of source variability and comparisons of this catalog to models of stellar activity in the Galactic disk.

K. R. Covey; M. A. Agueros; P. J. Green; D. Haggard; W. A. Barkhouse; J. Drake; N. Evans; V. Kashyap; D. -W. Kim; A. Mossman; D. O. Pease; J. D. Silverman

2008-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SkyVision  

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SkyVision SkyVision SkyVision logo. Calculates the overall optical characteristics (transmittance, absorptance, reflectance and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient) of conventional and tubular skylights, performance indicators of skylight/room interfaces (well efficiency and coefficient of utilization), indoor daylight availability (daylight factor and illuminance) and daily/annual lighting energy savings. SkyVision accounts for the skylight shape and glazing, geometry of the indoor space (curb, well, room), skylight layouts, lighting and shading controls, site location and sky/ground conditions. SkyVision is unique--it uses the state-of-art glazing models and ray-tracing-based methods to compute the optical characteristics of skylights and indoor daylight availability. Screen Shots

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ARM: Gridded (0.25 x 0.25 lat/lon) fractional cloud cover, clear-sky and all-sky shortwave flux over the SGP site.  

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Gridded (0.25 x 0.25 lat/lon) fractional cloud cover, clear-sky and all-sky shortwave flux over the SGP site.

Gaustad, Krista; Gaustad, Krista; McFarlane, Sally; McFarlane, Sally

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DRAFT March 17, 2008 The ChaMP Extended Stellar Survey (ChESS): Photometric and  

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-Sky Survey and the more distant stars detected in deep Chandra and XMM-Newton surveys. For 36 newly iden , D. O. Pease8 , J. D. Silverman9 ABSTRACT We present 348 X-ray emitting stars identified from correlating the Extended Chandra Multiwavelength Project (ChaMP), a wide-area serendipitous survey based

Kim, Dong-Woo

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NETL: Carbon Storage - Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership  

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BSCSP BSCSP Carbon Storage Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership MORE INFO Additional information related to ongoing BSCSP efforts can be found on their website. The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership (BSCSP) is led by Montana State University-Bozeman and represents a coalition of more than 60 organizations including universities, national laboratories, private companies, state agencies, Native American tribes, and international collaborators. The partners are engaged in several aspects of BSCSP projects and contribute to the efforts to deploy carbon storage projects in the BSCSP region. The BSCSP region encompasses Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota, and eastern Washington and Oregon. BSCSP Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region

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SkyPower Pekon Electronics JV | Open Energy Information  

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Pekon Electronics JV Jump to: navigation, search Name: SkyPower-Pekon Electronics JV Place: India Sector: Wind energy Product: Joint venture for development of Indian wind farms....

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Sky WindPower Corp | Open Energy Information  

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California Zip: 92065 Sector: Wind energy Product: Sky WindPower is working on turbines that would look like airborne balloons or kites, tethered to the ground. References:...

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NREL Success Stories - SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future  

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NREL Scientists and SkyFuel share a story about how their partnership has resulted in a revolutionary concentrating solar power technology ReflecTech Mirror Film.

Jorgensen, Gary; Gee, Randy

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Scale Structure in the SDSS DR1 Galaxy Survey  

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The Large Scale Structure in the galaxy distribution is investigated using The First Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Using the Minimal Spanning Tree technique we have extracted sets of filaments, of wall--like structures, of galaxy groups, and of rich clusters from this unique sample. The physical properties of these structures were then measured and compared with the statistical expectations based on the Zel'dovich' theory. The measured characteristics of galaxy walls were found to be consistent with those for a spatially flat $\\Lambda$CDM cosmological model with $\\Omega_m\\approx$ 0.3 and $\\Omega_\\Lambda \\approx$ 0.7, and for Gaussian initial perturbations with a Harrison -- Zel'dovich power spectrum. Furthermore, we found that the mass functions of groups and of unrelaxed structure elements generally fit well with the expectations from Zel'dovich' theory. We also note that both groups and rich clusters tend to prefer the environments of walls, which tend to be of higher density, rather than the environments of filaments, which tend to be of lower density.

A. Doroshkevich; D. L. Tucker; S. Allam; M. J. Way

2003-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Satellite measurements of the clear-sky greenhouse effect from  

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LETTERS Satellite measurements of the clear-sky greenhouse effect from tropospheric ozone HELEN M of 0.48±0.14 W m-2 between 45 S and 45 N. This estimate of the clear-sky greenhouse effect from

Waliser, Duane E.

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About Fermilab - Research at Fermilab  

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Search Chicagoland Observatory for Underground Particle Physics (COUPP) DarkSide Dark Energy Survey Sloan Digital Sky Survey Holometer Fermilab contributes to the Large Hadron...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: One Sky Homes, San Jose...  

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One Sky Homes, San Jose, CA DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: One Sky Homes, San Jose, CA DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: One Sky Homes, San Jose, CA Case study of a...

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Digital Measures screen changes 1 Digital Measures screen changes 2  

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Digital Measures screen changes 1 #12; Digital Measures screen changes 2 #12; Digital Measures screen changes 3 #12; Digital Measures screen changes 4 #12; Digital Measures screen changes 5 #12; Digital Measures screen changes 6 #12; Digital Measures screen changes 7 #12

Barrash, Warren

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Global horizontal irradiance clear sky models : implementation and analysis.  

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Clear sky models estimate the terrestrial solar radiation under a cloudless sky as a function of the solar elevation angle, site altitude, aerosol concentration, water vapor, and various atmospheric conditions. This report provides an overview of a number of global horizontal irradiance (GHI) clear sky models from very simple to complex. Validation of clear-sky models requires comparison of model results to measured irradiance during clear-sky periods. To facilitate validation, we present a new algorithm for automatically identifying clear-sky periods in a time series of GHI measurements. We evaluate the performance of selected clear-sky models using measured data from 30 different sites, totaling about 300 site-years of data. We analyze the variation of these errors across time and location. In terms of error averaged over all locations and times, we found that complex models that correctly account for all the atmospheric parameters are slightly more accurate than other models, but, primarily at low elevations, comparable accuracy can be obtained from some simpler models. However, simpler models often exhibit errors that vary with time of day and season, whereas the errors for complex models vary less over time.

Stein, Joshua S.; Hansen, Clifford W.; Reno, Matthew J.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: The b_J-band galaxy luminosity function and survey selection function  

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We use more than 110500 galaxies from the 2dF galaxy redshift survey (2dFGRS) to estimate the b_J-band galaxy luminosity function at redshift z=0, taking account of evolution, the distribution of magnitude measurement errors and small corrections for incompletenessin the galaxy catalogue. Throughout the interval -16.5>M- 5log h>-22, the luminosity function is accurately described by a Schechter function with M* -5log h =-19.66+/-0.07, alpha=-1.21+/-0.03 and phistar=(1.61+/-0.08) 10^{-2} h^3/Mpc^3, giving an integrated luminosity density of rho_L=(1.82+/-0.17) 10^8 h L_sol/Mpc^3 (assuming an Omega_0=0.3, Lambda_0=0.7 cosmology). The quoted errors have contributions from the accuracy of the photometric zeropoint, large scale structure in the galaxy distribution and, importantly, from the uncertainty in the appropriate evolutionary corrections. Our luminosity function is in excellent agreement with, but has much smaller statistical errors than an estimate from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data when the SDSS data are accurately translated to the b_J-band and the luminosity functions are normalized in the same way. We use the luminosity function, along with maps describing the redshift completeness of the current 2dFGRS catalogue, and its weak dependence on apparent magnitude, to define a complete description of the 2dFGRS selection function. Details and tests of the calibration of the 2dFGRS photometric parent catalogue are also presented.

P. Norberg; S. Cole; C. Baugh; C. Frenk; I. Baldry; J. Bland-Hawthorn; T. Bridges; R. Cannon; M. Colless; C. Collins; W. Couch; N. Cross; G. Dalton; R. De Propris; S. Driver; G. Efstathiou; R. Ellis; K. Glazebrook; C. Jackson; O. Lahav; I. Lewis; S. Lumsden; S. Maddox; D. Madgwick; J. Peacock; B. Peterson; W. Sutherland; K. Taylor

2002-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Frequency Domain Multiplexer for mm-Wavelength Telescopes  

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An FPGA based digital signal processing (DSP) system for biasing and reading out multiplexed bolometric detectors for mm-wavelength telescopes is presented. This readout system is being deployed for balloon-borne and ground based cosmology experiments with the primary goal of measuring the signature of inflation with the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. The system consists of analog superconducting electronics running at 250 mK and 4 K, coupled to digital room temperature backend electronics described here. The digital electronics perform the real time functionality with DSP algorithms implemented in firmware. A soft embedded processor provides all of the slow housekeeping control and communications. Each board in the system synthesizes multi-frequency combs of 8 to 32 carriers in the MHz band to bias the detectors. After the carriers have been modulated with the sky-signal by the detectors, the same boards digitize the comb directly. The carriers are mixed down to base-band and low pass filtered. The signal bandwidth of 0.050Hz-100 Hz places extreme requirements on stability and requires powerful filtering techniques to recover the sky-signal from the MHz carriers.

Spieler, Helmuth G; Dobbs, Matt; Bissonnette, Eric; Spieler, Helmuth G.

2007-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III:  

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886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase 886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana SUMMARY This EA will evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal for the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnership to demonstrate the viability and safety of CO2 storage in a regionally significant subsurface formation in Toole County, Montana and to promote the commercialization of future

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Mobile Climate Monitoring Facility to Sample Skies in Africa | Department  

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Mobile Climate Monitoring Facility to Sample Skies in Africa Mobile Climate Monitoring Facility to Sample Skies in Africa Mobile Climate Monitoring Facility to Sample Skies in Africa January 18, 2006 - 10:47am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is placing a new, portable atmospheric laboratory with sophisticated instruments and data systems in Niger, Africa, to gain a better understanding of the potential impacts of Saharan dust on global climate. Dust from Africa's Sahara desert-the largest source of dust on the planet-reaches halfway around the globe. Carried by winds and clouds, the dust travels through West African, Mediterranean, and European skies, and across the Atlantic into North America. Unfortunately, Africa is one of the most under-sampled climate regimes in the world, leaving scientists to

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EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III:  

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6: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase 6: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana SUMMARY This EA will evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal for the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnership to demonstrate the viability and safety of CO2 storage in a regionally significant subsurface formation in Toole County, Montana and to promote the commercialization of future

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Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) | Department of Energy  

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Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) < Back Eligibility Commercial Local Government Tribal Government Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Wind Home Weatherization Solar Program Info Start Date 2005 State Montana Program Type Grant Program Provider Montana Department of Commerce The Big Sky Trust Fund reimburses expenses incurred in the purchase, leasing, or relocation of real assets for direct use of the assisted business or employee training costs. A local or tribal government on behalf of any business may apply. The funding limit of the program is $5,000 per new qualifying job created or $7,500 per qualifying job created in a high poverty county. A dollar for dollar match (or 50% match in a high poverty

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Validation Phase  

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership-Validation Phase Background The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven partnerships, through its Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) initiative, to determine the best approaches for capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), a greenhouse gas (GHG) which can contribute to global climate change. The RCSPs are made up of state and local agencies, coal companies, oil and gas companies, electric utilities,

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Robotic Surveying  

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ZAPATA ENGINEERING challenged our engineers and scientists, which included robotics expertise from Carnegie Mellon University, to design a solution to meet our client's requirements for rapid digital geophysical and radiological data collection of a munitions test range with no down-range personnel. A prime concern of the project was to minimize exposure of personnel to unexploded ordnance and radiation. The field season was limited by extreme heat, cold and snow. Geographical Information System (GIS) tools were used throughout this project to accurately define the limits of mapped areas, build a common mapping platform from various client products, track production progress, allocate resources and relate subsurface geophysical information to geographical features for use in rapidly reacquiring targets for investigation. We were hopeful that our platform could meet the proposed 35 acres per day, towing both a geophysical package and a radiological monitoring trailer. We held our breath and crossed our fingers as the autonomous Speedrower began to crawl across the playa lakebed. We met our proposed production rate, and we averaged just less than 50 acres per 12-hour day using the autonomous platform with a path tracking error of less than +/- 4 inches. Our project team mapped over 1,800 acres in an 8-week (4 days per week) timeframe. The expertise of our partner, Carnegie Mellon University, was recently demonstrated when their two autonomous vehicle entries finished second and third at the 2005 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge. 'The Grand Challenge program was established to help foster the development of autonomous vehicle technology that will some day help save the lives of Americans who are protecting our country on the battlefield', said DARPA Grand Challenge Program Manager, Ron Kurjanowicz. Our autonomous remote-controlled vehicle (ARCV) was a modified New Holland 2550 Speedrower retrofitted to allow the machine-actuated functions to be controlled by an onboard computer. The computer-controlled Speedrower was developed at Carnegie Mellon University to automate agricultural harvesting. Harvesting tasks require the vehicle to cover a field using minimally overlapping rows at slow speeds in a similar manner to geophysical data acquisition. The Speedrower had demonstrated its ability to perform as it had already logged hundreds of acres of autonomous harvesting. This project is the first use of autonomous robotic technology on a large-scale for geophysical surveying.

Suzy Cantor-McKinney; Michael Kruzic

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Photography Hacks  

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Going beyond the standard fare of most digital photography books, Digital Photography Hacks shares the knowledge that professional photographers have learned through thousands of shots' worth of experience and years of experimentation. With exquisite, ...

Derrick Story

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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digital circuit patch bay  

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A patch bay in which low-level digital data circuits may be patched, monitored, and tested. Note: The digital circuit patch bay may be either (a) a...See also circuit ...

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Audio Tape (DAT)  

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Since the introduction of the CD in 1983, consumers have wondered when a digital tape Standard would complete the digital picture, so to speak, and provide an alternative to the analog cassette. The R-DAT (rot...

John Eargle

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement and Evaluation of Cloud free line of sight with Digital Whole Sky Imagers  

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by Lund and Shanklin are showing quite different behavior near the horizon, particularly in the presence

Buckingham, Michael

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Evaluation of Clear Sky Models for Satellite-Based Irradiance Estimates  

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This report describes an intercomparison of three popular broadband clear sky solar irradiance model results with measured data, as well as satellite-based model clear sky results compared to measured clear sky data. The authors conclude that one of the popular clear sky models (the Bird clear sky model developed by Richard Bird and Roland Hulstrom) could serve as a more accurate replacement for current satellite-model clear sky estimations. Additionally, the analysis of the model results with respect to model input parameters indicates that rather than climatological, annual, or monthly mean input data, higher-time-resolution input parameters improve the general clear sky model performance.

Sengupta, M.; Gotseff, P.

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey Statisticians  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Survey Statisticians Survey Statisticians The U.S.Energy Information Administration (EIA) within the Department of Energy has forged a world-class information program that stresses quality, teamwork, and employee growth. In support of our program, we offer a variety of profes- sional positions, including the Survey Statistician, who measures the amounts of energy produced and consumed in the United States. Responsibilities: Survey Statisticians perform or participate in one or more of the following important functions: * Design energy surveys by writing questions, creating layouts and testing questions for clarity and accuracy. * Conduct energy surveys to include sending out and tracking survey responses, editing and analyzing data submis- sions and communicating with respondents to verify data.

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Digital hydrographic, land use/land cover, and hydrologic unit boundary files for the Death Valley region of southern Nevada and southeastern California processed from US Geological Survey 1:100,000- and 1:250,000-scale digital data files  

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Digital hydrographic and land-use/land-cover data have been compiled into a digital geographic data base for an {approx}100,000-km{sup 2} area of the Southern Great Basin, the Death Valley region of southern Nevada and SE California, located between lat 35{degree}N, long 115{degree}W and lat 38{degree}N, long 118{degree}W. This region includes the Nevada Test Site at Yucca Mountain and adjacent parts of southern Nevada and eastern California. The data base was compiled from USGS data files distributed by the USGS Earth Scinece Information Center. The data files were converted into six thematic ARC/INFO map coverages representing the Death Valley region.

Turner, A.K.; D`Agnese, F.A.; Faunt, C.C.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HAWC: A Next Generation All-Sky VHE Gamma-Ray Telescope  

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The study of the universe at energies above 100 GeV is a relatively new and exciting field. The current generation of pointed instruments have detected TeV gamma rays from at least 10 sources and the next generation of detectors promises a large increase in sensitivity. We have also seen the development of a new type of all-sky monitor in this energy regime based on water Cherenkov technology (Milagro). To fully understand the universe at these extreme energies requires a highly sensitive detector capable of continuously monitoring the entire overhead sky. Such an instrument could observe prompt emission from gamma-ray bursts and probe the limits of Lorentz invariance at high energies. With sufficient sensitivity it could detect short transients ($\\sim$15 minutes) from active galaxies and study the time structure of flares at energies unattainable to space-based instruments. Unlike pointed instruments a wide-field instrument can make an unbiased study of all active galaxies and enable many multi-wavelength campaigns to study these objects. This paper describes the design and performance of a next generation water Cherenkov detector. To attain a low energy threshold and have high sensitivity the detector should be located at high altitude ($>$ 4km) and have a large area ($\\sim$40,000 m$^2$). Such an instrument could detect gamma ray bursts out to a redshift of 1, observe flares from active galaxies as short as 15 minutes in duration, and survey the overhead sky at a level of 50 mCrab in one year.

G. Sinnis; A. Smith; J. E. McEnery

2004-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmology with SKA Radio Continuum Surveys  

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Radio continuum surveys have, in the past, been of restricted use in cosmology. Most studies have concentrated on cross-correlations with the cosmic microwave background to detect the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect, due to the large sky areas that can be surveyed. As we move into the SKA era, radio continuum surveys will have sufficient source density and sky area to play a major role in cosmology on the largest scales. In this chapter we summarise the experiments that can be carried out with the SKA as it is built up through the coming decade. We show that the SKA can play a unique role in constraining the non-Gaussianity parameter to \\sigma(f_NL) ~ 1, and provide a unique handle on the systematics that inhibit weak lensing surveys. The SKA will also provide the necessary data to test the isotropy of the Universe at redshifts of order unity and thus evaluate the robustness of the cosmological principle.Thus, SKA continuum surveys will turn radio observations into a central probe of cosmological research in th...

Jarvis, Matt J; Blake, Chris; Brown, Michael L; Lindsay, Sam N; Raccanelli, Alvise; Santos, Mario; Schwarz, Dominik

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Midcontinent Interactive Digital Carbon Atlas and Relational Database (MIDCARB)  

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MIDCONTINENT INTERACTIVE DIGITAL CARBON ATLAS AND MIDCONTINENT INTERACTIVE DIGITAL CARBON ATLAS AND RELATIONAL DATABASE (MIDCARB) Timothy R., Carr (tcarr@kgs.ukans.edu; 785-864-2135) Scott W. White (whites@kgs.ukans.edu; 785-864-2135) Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 66047-3726 Lawrence H. Wickstrom (larry.wickstrom@dnr.state.oh.us; 614-265-6598) Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey, Columbus, OH 43224-1362 James A., Drahovzal (drahovzal@kgs.mm.uky.edu; 859-257-5500) Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0107 Beverly Seyler (seyler@isgs.uiuc.edu; 217-244-2389) Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL 61820 John, A. Rupp (rupp@indiana.edu; 812-855-1323) Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-2208

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Phase I  

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The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I are organized into four areas: (1) Evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; (2) Development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; (3) Design of an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies, market-based opportunities for carbon management, and an economic/risk assessment framework (referred to below as the Advanced Concepts component of the Phase I efforts); and (4) Initiation of a comprehensive education and outreach program. As a result of the Phase I activities, the groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that complements the ongoing DOE research agenda in Carbon Sequestration. The geology of the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region is favorable for the potential sequestration of enormous volume of CO{sub 2}. The United States Geological Survey (USGS 1995) identified 10 geologic provinces and 111 plays in the region. These provinces and plays include both sedimentary rock types characteristic of oil, gas, and coal productions as well as large areas of mafic volcanic rocks. Of the 10 provinces and 111 plays, 1 province and 4 plays are located within Idaho. The remaining 9 provinces and 107 plays are dominated by sedimentary rocks and located in the states of Montana and Wyoming. The potential sequestration capacity of the 9 sedimentary provinces within the region ranges from 25,000 to almost 900,000 million metric tons of CO{sub 2}. Overall every sedimentary formation investigated has significant potential to sequester large amounts of CO{sub 2}. Simulations conducted to evaluate mineral trapping potential of mafic volcanic rock formations located in the Idaho province suggest that supercritical CO{sub 2} is converted to solid carbonate mineral within a few hundred years and permanently entombs the carbon. Although MMV for this rock type may be challenging, a carefully chosen combination of geophysical and geochemical techniques should allow assessment of the fate of CO{sub 2} in deep basalt hosted aquifers. Terrestrial carbon sequestration relies on land management practices and technologies to remove atmospheric CO{sub 2} where it is stored in trees, plants, and soil. This indirect sequestration can be implemented today and is on the front line of voluntary, market-based approaches to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. Initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil Carbon (C) on rangelands, and forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Rangelands can store up to an additional 0.05 mt C/ha/yr, while the croplands are on average four times that amount. Estimates of technical potential for soil sequestration within the region in cropland are in the range of 2.0 M mt C/yr over 20 year time horizon. This is equivalent to approximately 7.0 M mt CO{sub 2}e/yr. The forestry sinks are well documented, and the potential in the Big Sky region ranges from 9-15 M mt CO{sub 2} equivalent per year. Value-added benefits include enhanced yields, reduced erosion, and increased wildlife habitat. Thus the terrestrial sinks provide a viable, environmentally beneficial, and relatively low cost sink that is available to sequester C in the current time frame. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological and terrestrial sequestration re

Susan M. Capalbo

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Phase I  

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The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I are organized into four areas: (1) Evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; (2) Development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; (3) Design of an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies, market-based opportunities for carbon management, and an economic/risk assessment framework (referred to below as the Advanced Concepts component of the Phase I efforts); and (4) Initiation of a comprehensive education and outreach program. As a result of the Phase I activities, the groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that complements the ongoing DOE research agenda in Carbon Sequestration. The geology of the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region is favorable for the potential sequestration of enormous volume of CO{sub 2}. The United States Geological Survey (USGS 1995) identified 10 geologic provinces and 111 plays in the region. These provinces and plays include both sedimentary rock types characteristic of oil, gas, and coal productions as well as large areas of mafic volcanic rocks. Of the 10 provinces and 111 plays, 1 province and 4 plays are located within Idaho. The remaining 9 provinces and 107 plays are dominated by sedimentary rocks and located in the states of Montana and Wyoming. The potential sequestration capacity of the 9 sedimentary provinces within the region ranges from 25,000 to almost 900,000 million metric tons of CO{sub 2}. Overall every sedimentary formation investigated has significant potential to sequester large amounts of CO{sub 2}. Simulations conducted to evaluate mineral trapping potential of mafic volcanic rock formations located in the Idaho province suggest that supercritical CO{sub 2} is converted to solid carbonate mineral within a few hundred years and permanently entombs the carbon. Although MMV for this rock type may be challenging, a carefully chosen combination of geophysical and geochemical techniques should allow assessment of the fate of CO{sub 2} in deep basalt hosted aquifers. Terrestrial carbon sequestration relies on land management practices and technologies to remove atmospheric CO{sub 2} where it is stored in trees, plants, and soil. This indirect sequestration can be implemented today and is on the front line of voluntary, market-based approaches to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. Initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil Carbon (C) on rangelands, and forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Rangelands can store up to an additional 0.05 mt C/ha/yr, while the croplands are on average four times that amount. Estimates of technical potential for soil sequestration within the region in cropland are in the range of 2.0 M mt C/yr over 20 year time horizon. This is equivalent to approximately 7.0 M mt CO{sub 2}e/yr. The forestry sinks are well documented, and the potential in the Big Sky region ranges from 9-15 M mt CO{sub 2} equivalent per year. Value-added benefits include enhanced yields, reduced erosion, and increased wildlife habitat. Thus the terrestrial sinks provide a viable, environmentally beneficial, and relatively low cost sink that is available to sequester C in the current time frame. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological and terrestrial sequestration re

Susan M. Capalbo

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THE SDSS-III BARYON OSCILLATION SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY: THE QUASAR LUMINOSITY FUNCTION FROM DATA RELEASE NINE  

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We present a new measurement of the optical quasar luminosity function (QLF), using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III: Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (SDSS-III: BOSS). From the SDSS-III Data Release Nine, a uniform sample of 22,301 i {approx}< 21.8 quasars are selected over an area of 2236 deg{sup 2}, with confirmed spectroscopic redshifts between 2.2 < z < 3.5, filling in a key part of the luminosity-redshift plane for optical quasar studies. The completeness of the survey is derived through simulated quasar photometry, and this completeness estimate is checked using a sample of quasars selected by their photometric variability within the BOSS footprint. We investigate the level of systematics associated with our quasar sample using the simulations, in the process generating color-redshift relations and a new quasar K-correction. We probe the faint end of the QLF to M{sub i} (z = 2.2) Almost-Equal-To -24.5 and see a clear break in the QLF at all redshifts up to z = 3.5. A log-linear relation (in log {Phi}* - M*) for a luminosity evolution and density evolution model is found to adequately describe our data within the range 2.2 < z < 3.5; across this interval the break luminosity increases by a factor of {approx}2.6 while {Phi}* declines by a factor of {approx}8. At z {approx}< 2.2 our data are reasonably well fit by a pure luminosity evolution model, and only a weak signature of ''AGN downsizing'' is seen, in line with recent studies of the hard X-ray luminosity function. We compare our measured QLF to a number of theoretical models and find that models making a variety of assumptions about quasar triggering and halo occupation can fit our data over a wide range of redshifts and luminosities.

Ross, Nicholas P.; White, Martin; Bailey, Stephen [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 92420 (United States); McGreer, Ian D. [Steward Observatory, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Richards, Gordon T. [Department of Physics, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (United States); Myers, Adam D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071 (United States); Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie; Yeche, Christophe [CEA, Centre de Saclay, IRFU, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Strauss, Michael A. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Anderson, Scott F. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Shen, Yue; Swanson, Molly E. C. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Brandt, W. N. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Aubourg, Eric [APC, University of Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/IRFU, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cite (France); Bizyaev, Dmitry; Brewington, Howard; Brinkmann, J. [Apache Point Observatory, P.O. Box 59, Sunspot, NM 88349-0059 (United States); Bovy, Jo [Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540 (United States); DeGraf, Colin; Di Matteo, Tiziana, E-mail: npross@lbl.gov [McWilliams Center for Cosmology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States); and others

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Zhenjiang Sky Solar Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Zhenjiang Sky Solar Co Ltd Zhenjiang Sky Solar Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Zhenjiang Sky-Solar Co Ltd Place Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China Zip 212009 Sector Solar Product A high-tech enterprise specialized in developing and manufacturing solar series lights and solar panels. Coordinates 31.966261°, 119.472687° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":31.966261,"lon":119.472687,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Development test results of the Portable, Reconfigurable Sky Sensor (PRSS)  

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The protection of assets against surreptitious access from the sky is a continuing problem. The Portable, Reconfigurable Sky Sensor is designed to provide volumetric intruder detection against low-observable aircraft, helicopters, and parachutists in the sky. Multiple systems may be joined to form continuous detection volume for applications such as borders. The PRSS is resistant to nuisance alarms due to wind up to 70 mph, rain/snow up to 6 inches/hour or small targets such as birds. The PRSS has been successfully tested against multiple intrusions with altitude range from 50 to 3,000 feet and cross-range up to 3,000 feet. This paper summarizes some of these field tests and lists specifications and potential uses.

Blattman, D.A. [Racon, Inc., Seattle, WA (United States)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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THE 37 MONTH MAXI/GSC SOURCE CATALOG OF THE HIGH GALACTIC-LATITUDE SKY  

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We present a catalog of high Galactic-latitude (|b| > 10 Degree-Sign ) X-ray sources detected in the first 37 months of data of the Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image/Gas Slit Camera (MAXI/GSC). To achieve the best sensitivity, we develop a background model of the GSC that well reproduces the data based on the detailed on-board calibration. Source detection is performed through image fits with a Poisson likelihood algorithm. The catalog contains 500 objects detected with significances of s{sub D,4-10keV} {>=} 7 in the 4-10 keV band. The limiting sensitivity is Almost-Equal-To 7.5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -12} erg cm{sup -2} s{sup -1} ( Almost-Equal-To 0.6 mCrab) in the 4-10 keV band for 50% of the survey area, which is the highest ever achieved in an all-sky survey mission covering this energy band. We summarize the statistical properties of the catalog and results from cross matching with the Swift/BAT 70 month catalog, the meta-catalog of X-ray detected clusters of galaxies, and the MAXI/GSC 7 month catalog. Our catalog lists the source name (2MAXI), position and its error, detection significances and fluxes in the 4-10 keV and 3-4 keV bands, the hardness ratio, and the basic information of the likely counterpart available for 296 sources.

Hiroi, Kazuo; Ueda, Yoshihiro; Hayashida, Masaaki; Shidatsu, Megumi; Sato, Ryosuke; Kawamuro, Taiki [Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Sugizaki, Mutsumi; Serino, Motoko; Matsuoka, Masaru; Mihara, Tatehiro [Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Nakahira, Satoshi; Tomida, Hiroshi; Ueno, Shiro [ISS Science Project Office, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), 2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8505 (Japan); Kawai, Nobuyuki; Morii, Mikio [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Nakajima, Motoki [School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Nihon University, 2-870-1 Sakaecho-nishi, Matsudo, Chiba 101-8308 (Japan); Negoro, Hitoshi [Department of Physics, Nihon University, 1-8-14 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8308 (Japan); Sakamoto, Takanori [Department of Physics and Mathematics, Aoyama Gakuin University, 5-10-1 Fuchinobe, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5258 (Japan); Tsuboi, Yohko [Department of Physics, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551 (Japan); Tsunemi, Hiroshi, E-mail: hiroi@kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Department of Earth and Space Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); and others

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - NEPA Big Sky Final EA .doc  

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

886 886 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT For The Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Kevin Dome Carbon Storage Project U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY April 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Kevin Dome Carbon Storage Project National Energy Technology Laboratory Final Environmental Assessment i April 2013 COVER SHEET Responsible Agency: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Title: Environmental Assessment for the Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Kevin Dome Carbon Storage Project (DOE/EA-1886) Contact: For additional copies or more information about this Environmental Assessment, please contact: Mr. Bill Gwilliam U.S. Department of Energy

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Mapping the nano-Hertz gravitational wave sky  

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We describe a new method for extracting gravitational wave signals from pulsar timing data. We show that any gravitational wave signal can be decomposed into an orthogonal set of sky maps, with the number of maps equal to the number of pulsars in the timing array. These maps may be used as a basis to construct gravitational wave templates for any type of source, including collections of point sources. A variant of the standard Hellings-Downs correlation analysis is recovered for statistically isotropic signals. The template based approach allows us to probe potential anisotropies in the signal and produce maps of the gravitational wave sky.

Neil J. Cornish; Rutger van Haasteren

2014-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Video 1 DIGITAL VIDEO, LEARNING STYLES AND STUDENT UNDERSTANDING  

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Digital Video 1 DIGITAL VIDEO, LEARNING STYLES AND STUDENT UNDERSTANDING Digital Video, Learning University in 1997. Her doctoral work involved the assessment of and interactive digital video technique #12;Digital Video 2 teachers, particularly those teachers whose background does not include

Larkin, Teresa L.

225

Survey Consumption  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

fsidentoi fsidentoi Survey Consumption and 'Expenditures, April 1981 March 1982 Energy Information Administration Wasningtoa D '" N """"*"""*"Nlwr. . *'.;***** -. Mik>. I This publication is available from ihe your COr : 20585 Residential Energy Consumption Survey: Consum ption and Expendi tures, April 1981 Through March 1982 Part 2: Regional Data Prepared by: Bruce Egan This report was prepared by the Energy Information Administra tion, the independent statistical

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The Dark Energy Survey: Prospects for Resolved Stellar Populations  

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Wide angle and deep surveys, regardless of their primary purpose, always sample a large number of stars in the Galaxy and in its satellite system. Here we make a forecast of the expected stellar sample resulting from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and the perspectives that it will open for studies of Galactic structure and resolved stellar populations in general. An estimated 1.2 ? 108 stars will be sampled in DES grizY filters in the southern equatorial hemisphere. This roughly corresponds to 20% of all DES sources. Most of these stars belong to the stellar thick disk and halo of the Galaxy. DES will probe low-mass stellar and sub-stellar objects at depths from three to eight times larger than those in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The faint end of the main sequence (MS) will be densely sampled beyond 10 kpc. The slope of the low mass end of the stellar initial mass function (IMF) will be constrained to within a few hundredths of dex, even in the thick disk and halo. In the sub-stellar mass regime, the IMF slope will be potentially constrained to within dlog (m)/dlog m 0.1. About 3 ? 104 brown dwarf candidates and at least 7.6 ? 105 white dwarf candidates will be selected, the latter embedded into the thick disk and halo, for future follow-up. The stellar halo flattening will also be constrained to within a few percent. DES will probe the MS of new Milky Way satellites and halo clusters for distances out to 120 kpc, therefore yielding stellar surface density contrasts 1.6-1.7 times larger than those attainable with SDSS. It will also allow detection of these objects in the far reaches of the stellar halo, substantially increasing the number and quality of probes to the Galactic potential. Combined with northern samples, such as the SDSS, the DES stellar sample will yield constraints on the structure and stellar populations of Galactic components in unprecedented detail. In particular, the combined sample from both hemispheres will allow detailed studies of halo and thick disk asymmetries and triaxiality.

Bruno M. Rossetto; Basílio X. Santiago; Léo Girardi; Julio I. B. Camargo; Eduardo Balbinot; Luiz N. da Costa; Brian Yanny; Marcio A. G. Maia; Martin Makler; Ricardo L. C. Ogando; Paulo S. Pellegrini; Beatriz Ramos; Fernando de Simoni; R. Armstrong; E. Bertin; S. Desai; N. Kuropatkin; H. Lin; J. J. Mohr; D. L. Tucker

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Large Scale Structure in the SDSS Galaxy Survey  

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The Large Scale Structure (LSS) in the galaxy distribution is investigated using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Early Data Release (SDSS EDR). Using the Minimal Spanning Tree technique we have extracted sets of filaments, of wall-like structures, of galaxy groups, and of rich clusters from this unique sample. The physical properties of these structures were then measured and compared with the expectations from Zel'dovich' theory. The measured characteristics of galaxy walls were found to be consistent with those for a spatially flat $\\Lambda$CDM cosmological model with $\\Omega_m\\approx$ 0.3 and $\\Omega_\\Lambda \\approx$ 0.7, and for Gaussian initial perturbations with a Harrison -- Zel'dovich power spectrum. Furthermore, we found that the mass functions of groups and of unrelaxed structure elements generally fit well with the expectations from Zel'dovich' theory, although there was some discrepancy for lower mass groups which may be due to incompleteness in the selected sample of groups. We also note that both groups and rich clusters tend to prefer the environments of walls, which tend to be of higher density, rather than the environments of filaments, which tend to be of lower density. Finally, we note evidence of systematic differences in the properties of the LSS between the Northern Galactic Cap stripe and the Southern Galactic Cap stripe -- in particular, in the physical properties of the walls, their spatial distribution, and the relative numbers of clusters embedded in walls. Because the mean separation of walls is $\\approx$ 60 -- 70$h^{-1}$ Mpc, each stripe only intersects a few tens of walls. Thus, small number statistics and cosmic variance are the likely drivers of these systematic differences.

A. Doroshkevich; D. L. Tucker; S. Allam

2002-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

228

Energy Efficient Digital Networks  

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introduced to the market, saving energy in California, thesupport EEE to save energy, so broad market adoption shouldaccelerate market transformation of energy efficient digital

Lanzisera, Steven

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Explorations through digital video.  

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??Previous learning experiences, that transformed my understandings of learning as a student learning to use digital video at Gulf Islands Film and Television School (GIFTS),… (more)

Riecken, Janet Lily Ann

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital student portfolio  

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4.1. What are students’ thoughts about accessing their class4.2. What students like and don’tlike about the Digital Student Port-

Dinh, Son

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership | Open Energy Information  

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Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Name Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Address 2327 University Way, 3rd Floor Place Bozeman, Montana Zip 59715 Region Pacific Northwest Area Phone number 406-994-3755 Notes One of the US DOE's seven regional carbon sequestration partnerships. Coordinates 45.6565752°, -111.041813° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.6565752,"lon":-111.041813,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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KPV: A clear-sky index for photovoltaics  

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Abstract The rapidly growing installed base of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems is causing increased interest in forecasting their power output. A key step towards this is accurately estimating the output from a PV system based on the known output from a nearby PV system. However, each PV system is unique with its own hardware configuration, orientation, shading, etc. Thus, the process of using the power output from one system to estimate the power output of another nearby system is not necessarily straightforward. In order to address these challenges, a modified clear-sky index for photovoltaics is proposed. This index is the ratio of the instantaneous PV power output to the instantaneous theoretical clear-sky power output derived from a clear-sky radiation model and PV system simulation routine. This definition performs better than previous clear-sky indices when both PV systems’ characteristics are known and the two PV systems have similar orientations. Through this index, the performance of a nearby PV system can be predicted quite accurately. This is demonstrated through the analysis of power output data from five residential PV systems in Canberra, Australia.

N.A. Engerer; F.P. Mills

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Climate Survey  

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Operations Employee Operations Employee Climate Survey March 2009 Acknowledgements The Berkeley Lab Survey Team consisted of the following: Jim Krupnick, Sponsor Vera Potapenko, Project Lead Karen Ramorino, Project Manager Chris Paquette, MOR Associates Alexis Bywater, MOR Associates MOR Associates, an external consulting firm, acted as project manager for this effort, analyzing the data and preparing this report. MOR Associates specializes in continuous improve- ment, strategic thinking and leadership development. MOR Associates has conducted a number of large-scale surveys for organizations in higher education, including MIT, Stanford, the University of Chicago, and others. MOR Associates, Inc. 462 Main Street, Suite 300 Watertown, MA 02472 tel: 617.924.4501

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Digital Geologic Field Mapping Using Arcpad, In: Digital Mapping...  

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Field Mapping Using Arcpad, In: Digital Mapping Techniques '02- Workshop Proceedings Abstract Research into the practicality of digital mapping by Placer Dome Exploration...

235

INTELLISONDE TM Digital Radiosonde  

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, humidity, pressure and battery voltage with digital precision. Sensor output is converted to digital words, temperature, humidity, battery voltage and a spare resistance channel. The measurement of resistance. The sensor is not affected by thermal transients or mechanical stress. An internal temperature sensor located

Groppi, Christopher

236

Digital Planetaria: Building Bridges  

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Digital Planetaria: Building Bridges Building Bridges Between Institutions, Universities Group Goals & Objectives: The goal of the Building Bridges focus group was to create a framework applications and dreaming about their potential in the digital dome environment. #12;L to R, Back to front

Collar, Juan I.

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Digital rotation measurement unit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A digital rotation indicator is disclosed for monitoring the position of a valve member having a movable actuator. The indicator utilizes mercury switches adapted to move in cooperation with the actuator. Each of the switches produces an output as it changes state when the actuator moves. A direction detection circuit is connected to the switches to produce a first digital signal indicative of the direction of rotation of the actuator. A count pulse generating circuit is also connected to the switches to produce a second digital pulse signal having count pulses corresponding to a change of state of any of the mercury switches. A reset pulse generating circuit is provided to generate a reset pulse each time a count pulse is generated. An up/down counter is connected to receive the first digital pulse signal and the second digital pulse signal and to count the pulses of the second digital pulse signal either up or down depending upon the instantaneous digital value of the first digital signal whereby a running count indicative of the movement of the actuator is maintained.

Sanderson, S.N.

1983-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Bluer Skies and Brighter Days: The U.S. and India Collaborate...  

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Bluer Skies and Brighter Days: The U.S. and India Collaborate in First Long-Term Climate Experiment Bluer Skies and Brighter Days: The U.S. and India Collaborate in First Long-Term...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - artificial sky brightness Sample Search...  

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even if the entire sky is assumed to have uniform brightness. 2 Theory Consider a patch of sky which... to be 1335.4 ohm. Using again the ... Source: Ellingson, Steven W. -...

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Redshift Distortions and Omega in IRAS Surveys  

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Redshift space distortions on large scales can be used to measure the linear growth rate parameter $\\ff \\approx \\Omega^{0.6}/b$. I report here measurements of such distortions in the IRAS 2 Jy, 1.2 Jy, and QDOT redshift surveys, finding $\\ff = 0.69^{+ .21}_{- .19}$ from a merged QDOT plus 1.2 Jy catalogue. Unfortunately, confidence in this result is undermined by a marked ($4\\sigma$) change in the pattern of clustering in QDOT beyond about $80 h^{-1} Mpc$. A similar effect may be present at a mild level in the 1.2 Jy survey. The effect may be caused by systematic variation in the effective flux limit of the IRAS PSC over the sky, with a dispersion of $\\sim 0.1$ Jy on scales $\\sim 7^{\\circ}$. If so, then the value of $\\ff$ inferred from redshift distortions in IRAS surveys may be systematically underestimated.

A. J. S. Hamilton

1995-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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PLAN100%DIGITAL PLAN100%DIGITAL  

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Servicio de carga delegada para la in corporación al repositorio institucional (Digital.CSIC) de la Información Científica pa ra la Inves tigación con el fin de que la prestación y seguimiento de los servicios

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E-Print Network 3.0 - all-sky survey agn Sample Search Results  

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12;Most appear to be AGN. In ... Source: Brandt, William Nielsen - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University Collection: Physics 2 Best positions...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - all-sky lirg survey Sample Search Results  

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LIRG... . Independent single-dish ... Source: Evans, Aaron S. - National Radio Astronomy Observatory & Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia Collection: Physics 2...

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EXTENDED HOT HALOS AROUND ISOLATED GALAXIES OBSERVED IN THE ROSAT ALL-SKY SURVEY  

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We place general constraints on the luminosity and mass of hot X-ray-emitting gas residing in extended 'hot halos' around nearby massive galaxies. We examine stacked images of 2165 galaxies from the 2MASS Isolated Galaxy Catalog as well as subsets of this sample based on galaxy morphology and K-band luminosity. We detect X-ray emission at high confidence (ranging up to nearly 10{sigma}) for each subsample of galaxies. The average L{sub X} within 50 kpc is 1.0 {+-} 0.1 (statistical) {+-}0.2 (systematic) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 40} erg s{sup -1}, although the early-type galaxies are more than twice as luminous as the late-type galaxies. Using a spatial analysis, we also find evidence for extended emission around five out of seven subsamples (the full sample, the luminous galaxies, early-type galaxies, luminous late-type galaxies, and luminous early-type galaxies) at 92.7%, 99.3%, 89.3%, 98.7%, and 92.1% confidence, respectively. Several additional lines of evidence also support this conclusion and suggest that about 1/2 of the total emission is extended, and about 1/3 of the extended emission comes from hot gas. For the sample of luminous galaxies, which has the strongest evidence for extended emission, the average hot gas mass is 4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 9} M {sub Sun} within 50 kpc and the implied accretion rate is 0.4 M {sub Sun} yr{sup -1}.

Anderson, Michael E.; Bregman, Joel N. [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Dai, Xinyu, E-mail: michevan@umich.edu, E-mail: jbregman@umich.edu, E-mail: xdai@ou.edu [Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019 (United States)] [Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019 (United States)

2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Monte Carlo simulations of alternative sky observation modes with the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

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We investigate possible sky survey modes with the Middle Sized Telescopes (MST, aimed at covering the energy range from $\\sim$100 GeV to 10 TeV) subsystem of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). We use the standard CTA tools, CORSIKA and sim_telarray, to simulate the development of gamma-ray showers, proton background and the telescope response. We perform simulations for the H.E.S.S.-site in Namibia, which is one of the candidate sites for the CTA experiment. We study two previously considered modes, parallel and divergent, and we propose a new, convergent mode with telescopes tilted toward the array center. For each mode we provide performance parameters crucial for choosing the most efficient survey strategy. For the non-parallel modes we study the dependence on the telescope offset angle. We show that use of both the divergent and convergent modes results in potential advantages in comparison with use of the parallel mode. The fastest source detection can be achieved in the divergent mode with larger offs...

Szanecki, M; Nied?wiecki, A; Sitarek, J; Bednarek, W

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On How to Extend the NIR Tully-Fisher Relation to be Truly All-Sky  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dust extinction and stellar confusion by the Milky Way reduce the efficiency of detecting galaxies at low Galactic latitudes, creating the so-called Zone of Avoidance. This stands as a stumbling block in charting the distribution of galaxies and cosmic flow fields, and therewith our understanding of the local dynamics in the Universe (CMB dipole, convergence radius of bulk flows). For instance, ZoA galaxies are generally excluded from the whole-sky Tully-Fisher Surveys ($|b| \\leq 5^\\circ$) even if catalogued. We show here that by fine-tuning the near-infrared TF relation, there is no reason not to extend peculiar velocity surveys deeper into the ZoA. Accurate axial ratios ($b/a$) are crucial to both the TF sample selection and the resulting TF distances. We simulate the effect of dust extinction on the geometrical properties of galaxies. As expected, galaxies appear rounder with increasing obscuration level, even affecting existing TF samples. We derive correction models and demonstrate that we can reliably r...

Said, K; Jarrett, T H

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SASIR: The Synoptic All-Sky Infrared Imaging Survey Concept SASIR: The Synoptic All-Sky Infrared Imaging Survey Concept Joshua Bloom UC Berkeley Abstract: I describe an ambitious project - a synoptic survey, of the entire night sky at infrared wavelengths to unprecedented depths using a dedicated wide-field 6.5-meter telescope in San Pedro Martir (SPM), Mexico. The concept is part of a new initiative for a ground-based telescope in partnership with Mexico and the University of California. What the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) are to the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), this project will be to the seminal 2 micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS). The science drivers for the synoptic all-sky infrared (SASIR) survey are numerous, from discovery of the precious and rare high-redshift QSOs in the static sky to uncovering and studying

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Fast transient digitizer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Method and apparatus for sequentially scanning a plurality of target elements with an electron scanning beam modulated in accordance with variations in a high-frequency analog signal to provide discrete analog signal samples representative of successive portions of the analog signal; coupling the discrete analog signal samples from each of the target elements to a different one of a plurality of high speed storage devices; converting the discrete analog signal samples to equivalent digital signals; and storing the digital signals in a digital memory unit for subsequent measurement or display.

Villa, Francesco (Palo Alto, CA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Survey of Open Clusters in the u'g'r'i'z' Filter System: I. Results for NGC2548 (M48)  

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We present initial results of a photometric survey of open star clusters, primarily in the southern hemisphere, taken in the u'g'r'i'z' filter system. While our entire observed sample covers more than 100 clusters, here we present data for NGC2548 (M48) which is a cluster characterized in the UBV and DDO photometric systems. We compare our results to the published values from other observers and to the Padova theoretical isochrones and metallicity curves. These observations demonstrate that the u'g'r'i'z' filters can play an important role in determining the metallicity of stars and clusters. We begin this series of papers with a study of NGC2548 because we have obtained data of this cluster not only with our main program telescope, the CTIO Curtis-Schmidt, but also with the US Naval Observatory (USNO) 1.0m telescope (the telescope used to define the u'g'r'i'z' system), and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) 0.5m Photometric Telescope (the photometric monitoring telescope used to calibrate the SDSS 2.5m telescope imaging data). We have used the data from this study to validate our ability to transform measurements obtained on other telescopes to the standard USNO 1.0m u'g'r'i'z' system. This validation is particularly important for very red stars, for which the original u'g'r'i'z' standard star network is poorly constrained.

Cristin J. Rider; Douglas L. Tucker; J. Allyn Smith; Chris Stoughton; Sahar S. Allam; Eric H. Neilsen

2003-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Sky, Montana: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sky, Montana: Energy Resources Sky, Montana: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 45.2846507°, -111.368292° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.2846507,"lon":-111.368292,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Dreams of Earth and Sky: Interviews with Nine Kansas Poets  

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: The Landscape of Possibility………………………………………..81 Donald Levering: The Thread of the Past, the Life of the Present………………..103 Kathleen Johnson: Searching for a Spark…………………………………………126 Harley Elliott: Earth, Sky, and Stone……………………………………………..137 Kim..., attended the University of Kansas, and felt a longing for this place all of his adult life. It was reading interviews with him that inspired me to love the poetry interview as a window into personal life, ideas, and personality. Stafford’s discipline...

Bosnak, Kirsten Ann Meenen

2010-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital ac monitor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method is provided for monitoring a plurality of analog ac circuits by sampling the voltage and current waveform in each circuit at predetermined intervals, converting the analog current and voltage samples to digital format, storing the digitized current and voltage samples and using the stored digitized current and voltage samples to calculate a variety of electrical parameters; some of which are derived from the stored samples. The non-derived quantities are repeatedly calculated and stored over many separate cycles then averaged. The derived quantities are then calculated at the end of an averaging period. This produces a more accurate reading, especially when averaging over a period in which the power varies over a wide dynamic range. Frequency is measured by timing three cycles of the voltage waveform using the upward zero crossover point as a starting point for a digital timer. 24 figs.

Hart, G.W.; Kern, E.C. Jr.

1987-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Emancipatory Digital Archaeology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

photograph taken of a teapot at Tall Dhiban in Jordan, a35 4 Tempest in a digital teapot 40 History of Photographydigital photograph of a teapot. Yet this photograph exhibits

Morgan, Colleen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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digital primary patch bay  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A patch bay that provides (a) the first ... in a technical control facility and (b) patching, monitoring, and testing capabilities for both...Common abbreviation DPPB. Note: The digital ci...

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OZZ Solar Inc Sky Ozz International | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

OZZ Solar Inc Sky Ozz International OZZ Solar Inc Sky Ozz International Jump to: navigation, search Name OZZ Solar Inc. (Sky Ozz International) Place Concord, Ontario, Canada Zip L4K 4R1 Sector Solar Product Ontario-based OZZ Solar was formed to build commercial and residential rooftop solar projects under the province's feed-in tariff programme. Coordinates 37.344704°, -78.975299° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.344704,"lon":-78.975299,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Bright Skies Ahead for Moapa | Department of Energy  

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

Bright Skies Ahead for Moapa Bright Skies Ahead for Moapa Bright Skies Ahead for Moapa March 1, 2013 - 7:19pm Addthis In addition to the planned 250-MW solar farm set to begin construction in June 2013, the Moapa Band of Paiutes is working on a second 150-MW project that would use both PV and concentrated solar technologies to generate power for the Tribe. Photo from Moapa Band of Paiutes. In addition to the planned 250-MW solar farm set to begin construction in June 2013, the Moapa Band of Paiutes is working on a second 150-MW project that would use both PV and concentrated solar technologies to generate power for the Tribe. Photo from Moapa Band of Paiutes. Photo from Moapa Band of Paiutes. Photo from Moapa Band of Paiutes. Moapa Band of Paiutes Chairman William Anderson. In addition to the planned 250-MW solar farm set to begin construction in June 2013, the Moapa Band of Paiutes is working on a second 150-MW project that would use both PV and concentrated solar technologies to generate power for the Tribe. Photo from Moapa Band of Paiutes.

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MAXI: all-sky observation from the International Space Station  

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Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) is mounted on the International Space Station (ISS). Since 2009 it has been scanning the whole sky in every 92 minutes with ISS rotation. Due to high particle background at high latitude regions the carbon anodes of three GSC cameras were broken. We limit the GSC operation to low-latitude region around equator. GSC is suffering a double high background from Gamma-ray altimeter of Soyuz spacecraft. MAXI issued the 37-month catalog with 500 sources above ~0.6 mCrab in 4-10 keV. MAXI issued 133 to Astronomers Telegram and 44 to Gammaray burst Coordinated Network so far. One GSC camera had a small gas leak by a micrometeorite. Since 2013 June, the 1.4 atm Xe pressure went down to 0.6 atm in 2014 May 23. By gradually reducing the high voltage we keep using the proportional counter. SSC with X-ray CCD has detected diffuse soft X-rays in the all-sky, such as Cygnus super bubble and north polar spur, as well as it found a fast soft X-ray nova MAXI J0158-744. Although we operate C...

Mihara, Tatehiro; Matsuoka, Masaru; Tomida, Hiroshi; Ueno, Shiro; Negoro, Hitoshi; Yoshida, Atsumasa; Tsunemi, Hiroshi; Nakajima, Motoki; Ueda, Yoshihiro; Yamauchi, Makoto

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Back to the future: The Open Skies talks  

SciTech Connect

Seventeen months after President Bush launched an expanded version of Eisenhower's 1955 Open Skies initiative, the proposal for reciprocal reconnaissance flights over the US, the Soviet Union, and their European allies remains mired in disputes over a wide range of issues. While US officials originally viewed Open Skies as a straightforward negotiation that might be concluded by mid-May of this year, two rounds of multilateral talks in Ottawa and Budapest have been unable to bridge the gap between NATO and Soviet proposals. A third round was postponed until after the treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) has been signed. Open Skies overflights would complement satellite reconnaissance, offering additional coverage of targets of particular interest. Aircraft would be able to fly below the persistent cloud cover that masks much of the Soviet Union from all but radar satellites for weeks at a time; they might also carry air-sampling devices that could help detect chemical weapons production or the telltale venting of radioactive material from nuclear tests. Operating over the entire Soviet Union, such flights could enhance verification of a variety of arms control agreements. 4 refs.

Tucker, J.B. (Dept. of State, Washington, DC (USA))

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Technology Group Computer Laboratory  

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Digital Technology Group 1/20 Computer Laboratory Digital Technology Group Computer Laboratory William R Carson Building on the presentation by Francisco Monteiro Matlab #12;Digital Technology Group 2/20 Computer Laboratory Digital Technology Group Computer Laboratory The product: MATLAB® - The Language

Cambridge, University of

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Inconsistencies in air quality metrics: 'Blue Sky' days and  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

International attention is focused on Beijing's efforts to improve air quality. The number of days reported as attaining the daily Chinese National Ambient Air Quality Standard for cities, called 'Blue Sky' days, has increased yearly from 100 in 1998 to 246 in 2007. However, analysis of publicly reported daily air pollution index (API) values for fine particulate matter (diameter?10 µm, PM10), indicates a discrepancy between the reported 'Blue Sky' days (defined as API?100, PM10?150 µg m?3) and published monitoring station data. Here I show that reported improvements in air quality for 2006–2007 over 2002 levels can be attributed to (a) a shift in reported daily PM10 concentrations from just above to just below the national standard, and (b) a shift of monitoring stations in 2006 to less polluted areas. I found that calculating daily Beijing API for 2006 and 2007 using data from the original monitoring stations eliminates a bias in reported PM10 concentrations near the 'Blue Sky' boundary, and results in a number of 'Blue Sky' days and annual PM10 concentration near 2002 levels in 2006 and 2007 (203 days and ~167 µg m?3 calculated for 2006—38 days fewer and a PM10 concentration ~6 µg m?3 higher than reported; 191 'Blue Sky' days and ~161 µg m?3 calculated for 2007—55 days fewer and a PM10 concentration ~12 µg m?3 higher than reported; 203 days and 166 µg m?3 were reported in 2002). Furthermore, although different pollutants were monitored before daily reporting began and less stringent standards were implemented in June 2000, reported annual average concentrations of particulate (diameter?100 µm, TSP) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) indicate no improvement between 1998 and 2002. This analysis highlights the sensitivity of monitoring data in the evaluation of air quality trends, and the potential for the misinterpretation or manipulation of these trends on the basis of inconsistent metrics.

Steven Q Andrews

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The CNOC2 Field Galaxy Redshift Survey I: The Survey and the Catalog for the Patch CNOC 0223+00  

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The Canadian Network for Observational Cosmology (CNOC2) Field Galaxy Redshift Survey is a spectroscopic/photometric survey of faint galaxies over 1.5 square degrees of sky with a nominal spectroscopic limit of R_c=21.5 mag. The primary goals of the survey are to investigate the evolution of galaxy clustering and galaxy populations over the redshift range of approximately 0.1 to 0.6. The survey area contains four widely separated patches on the sky with a total spectroscopic sample of over 6000 redshifts and a photometric sample of over 40,000 galaxies with 5-color photometry. We describe the survey and observational strategies, multi-object spectroscopy mask design procedure, and data reduction techniques for creating the spectroscopic-photometric catalogs. We also discuss the derivations of various statistical weights for the redshift sample which allow it to be used as a complete sample. As the initial release of the survey data, we present the data set and some statistics for the Patch CNOC0223+00.

H. K. C. Yee; S. L. Morris; H. Lin; R. G. Carlberg; P. B. Hall; M. Sawicki; D. R. Patton; G. D. Wirth; E. Ellingson; C. W. Shepherd

2000-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Jade Sky Technologies Partners with CLTC on LED Replacement Lamp Upgrade Project UC Davis' California Lighting Technology Center will utilize Jade Sky Technologies' driver ICs to help spur  

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Jade Sky Technologies Partners with CLTC on LED Replacement Lamp Upgrade Project UC Davis of cost-effective, easy-to-use LED lighting solutions Milpitas, Calif. ­ October 15, 2013 ­ Jade Sky Technologies (JST), a clean-tech start-up manufacturer of driver ICs for LED lighting applications, announces

California at Davis, University of

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Probing decisive answers to dark energy questions from cosmic complementarity and lensing tomography  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......improvements to the dark energy parameter constraints...sophisticated surveys are required...Digital Sky Survey (SDSS...and the Dark Energy Camera Project...deep-space-based-like survey with 10-bin...presented for the dark energy parameters......

Mustapha Ishak

2005-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Actuator Technology  

SciTech Connect

There are significant developments underway in new types of actuators for power plant active components. Many of these make use of digital technology to provide a wide array of benefits in performance of the actuators and in reduced burden to maintain them. These new product offerings have gained considerable acceptance in use in process plants. In addition, they have been used in conventional power generation very successfully. This technology has been proven to deliver the benefits promised and substantiate the claims of improved performance. The nuclear industry has been reluctant to incorporate digital actuator technology into nuclear plant designs due to concerns due to a number of concerns. These could be summarized as cost, regulatory uncertainty, and a certain comfort factor with legacy analog technology. The replacement opportunity for these types of components represents a decision point for whether to invest in more modern technology that would provide superior operational and maintenance benefits. Yet, the application of digital technology has been problematic for the nuclear industry, due to qualification and regulatory issues. With some notable exceptions, the result has been a continuing reluctance to undertake the risks and uncertainties of implementing digital actuator technology when replacement opportunities present themselves. Rather, utilities would typically prefer to accept the performance limitations of the legacy analog actuator technologies to avoid impacts to project costs and schedules. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate that the benefits of digital actuator technology can be significant in terms of plant performance and that it is worthwhile to address the barriers currently holding back the widespread development and use of this technology. It addresses two important objectives in pursuit of the beneficial use of digital actuator technology for nuclear power plants: 1. To demonstrate the benefits of digital actuator technology over legacy analog sensor technology in both quantitative and qualitative ways. 2. To recognize and address the added difficulty of digital technology qualification, especially in regard to software common cause failure (SCCF), that is introduced by the use of digital actuator technology.

Ken Thomas; Ted Quinn; Jerry Mauck; Richard Bockhorst

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Class 1E digital systems studies  

SciTech Connect

This document is furnished as part of the effort to develop NRC Class 1E Digital Computer Systems Guidelines which is Task 8 of USAF Rome Laboratories Contract F30602-89-D-0100. The report addresses four major topics, namely, computer programming languages, software design and development, software testing and fault tolerance and fault avoidance. The topics are intended as stepping stones leading to a Draft Regulatory Guide document. As part of this task a small scale survey of software fault avoidance and fault tolerance practices was conducted among vendors of nuclear safety related systems and among agencies that develop software for other applications demanding very high reliability. The findings of the present report are in part based on the survey and in part on review of software literature relating to nuclear and other critical installations, as well as on the authors` experience in these areas.

Hecht, H.; Tai, A.T.; Tso, K.S. [SoHaR, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cloudy Skies: Assessing Public Understanding of Global Warming  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Surveys show most Americans believe global warming is real. But many advocate delaying action until there is more evidence that warming is harmful. The stock and ...

Sterman, John

2002-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Cloudy Skies: Assessing Public Understanding of Global Warming  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Surveys show most Americans believe global warming is real. But many advocate delaying action until there is more evidence that warming is harmful. The stock and ...

Sterman, John

2003-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: From Science Drivers to Reference Design  

SciTech Connect

In the history of astronomy, major advances in our understanding of the Universe have come from dramatic improvements in our ability to accurately measure astronomical quantities. Aided by rapid progress in information technology, current sky surveys are changing the way we view and study the Universe. Next-generation surveys will maintain this revolutionary progress. We focus here on the most ambitious survey currently planned in the visible band, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). LSST will have unique survey capability in the faint time domain. The LSST design is driven by four main science themes: constraining dark energy and dark matter, taking an inventory of the Solar System, exploring the transient optical sky, and mapping the Milky Way. It will be a large, wide-field ground-based system designed to obtain multiple images covering the sky that is visible from Cerro Pachon in Northern Chile. The current baseline design, with an 8.4 m (6.5 m effective) primary mirror, a 9.6 deg{sup 2} field of view, and a 3,200 Megapixel camera, will allow about 10,000 square degrees of sky to be covered using pairs of 15-second exposures in two photometric bands every three nights on average. The system is designed to yield high image quality, as well as superb astrometric and photometric accuracy. The survey area will include 30,000 deg{sup 2} with {delta} < +34.5{sup o}, and will be imaged multiple times in six bands, ugrizy, covering the wavelength range 320-1050 nm. About 90% of the observing time will be devoted to a deep-wide-fast survey mode which will observe a 20,000 deg{sup 2} region about 1000 times in the six bands during the anticipated 10 years of operation. These data will result in databases including 10 billion galaxies and a similar number of stars, and will serve the majority of science programs. The remaining 10% of the observing time will be allocated to special programs such as Very Deep and Very Fast time domain surveys. We describe how the LSST science drivers led to these choices of system parameters.

Ivezic, Z.; Axelrod, T.; Brandt, W.N.; Burke, D.L.; Claver, C.F.; Connolly, A.; Cook, K.H.; Gee, P.; Gilmore, D.K.; Jacoby, S.H.; Jones, R.L.; Kahn, S.M.; Kantor, J.P.; Krabbendam, V.; Lupton, R.H.; Monet, D.G.; Pinto, P.A.; Saha, A.; Schalk, T.L.; Schneider, D.P.; Strauss, Michael A.; /Washington U., Seattle, Astron. Dept. /LSST Corp. /Penn State U., Astron. Astrophys. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /NOAO, Tucson /LLNL, Livermore /UC, Davis /Princeton U., Astrophys. Sci. Dept. /Naval Observ., Flagstaff /Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ. /UC, Santa Cruz /Harvard U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Illinois U., Urbana

2011-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing dark energy with baryonic oscillations and future radio surveys of neutral Hydrogen  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Current surveys may be on the verge of measuring the baryonic oscillations in the galaxy power spectrum which are clearly seen imprinted on the Cosmic Microwave Background. It has recently been proposed that these oscillations allow a `standard ruler' method of probing the equation of state of dark energy. In this paper we present a new calculation of the number of galaxies future adio telescopes will detect in surveys of the sky in neutral Hydrogen (HI). We estimate the likely statistical errors if the standard ruler method were to be applied to such surveys. We emphasise uncertainties in our calculations, and pinpoint the most important features of future HI surveys if they are to provide new constraints on dark energy via baryonic oscillations. Designs of future radio telescopes are required to have a large bandwidth (characterised by \\beta$, the ratio of the instantaneous bandwidth to the bandwidth required by survey) and to have the widest instantaneous (1.4 GHz) field of view ($FOV$) possible. Given the expected sensitivity of a future Square Kilometre Array (SKA), given that half of its collecting area will be concentrated in a core of diameter $\\sim 5 ~ \\rm km$, and given a reasonable survey duration ($T_0$ $\\sim$ 1 yr), we show that there will be negligible shot noise on a power spectrum derived from HI galaxies out to redshift $z \\simeq 1.5$. To access the largest cosmic volume possible by surveying all the sky available, we argue that $\\beta$, $T_0$ and $FOV$ must obey the relation $\\beta FOV T_0 \\gtsimeq 10 \\rm deg^2$ yr. An $\\sim$1-yr SKA survey would then contain $\\gtsimeq 10^{9} (f_{\\rm sky}/0.5)$ HI galaxies and provide constraints on the dark-energy parameter $w$ of order $\\Delta w \\simeq 0.01 (f_{\\rm sky}/0.5)^{-0.5}$.

F. B. Abdalla; S. Rawlings

2004-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

270

Digital optical conversion module  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A digital optical conversion module used to convert an analog signal to a computer compatible digital signal including a voltage-to-frequency converter, frequency offset response circuitry, and an electrical-to-optical converter. Also used in conjunction with the digital optical conversion module is an optical link and an interface at the computer for converting the optical signal back to an electrical signal. Suitable for use in hostile environments having high levels of electromagnetic interference, the conversion module retains high resolution of the analog signal while eliminating the potential for errors due to noise and interference. The module can be used to link analog output scientific equipment such as an electrometer used with a mass spectrometer to a computer.

Kotter, Dale K. (North Shelley, ID); Rankin, Richard A. (Ammon, ID)

1991-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital optical conversion module  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A digital optical conversion module used to convert an analog signal to a computer compatible digital signal including a voltage-to-frequency converter, frequency offset response circuitry, and an electrical-to-optical converter. Also used in conjunction with the digital optical conversion module is an optical link and an interface at the computer for converting the optical signal back to an electrical signal. Suitable for use in hostile environments having high levels of electromagnetic interference, the conversion module retains high resolution of the analog signal while eliminating the potential for errors due to noise and interference. The module can be used to link analog output scientific equipment such as an electrometer used with a mass spectrometer to a computer. 2 figs.

Kotter, D.K.; Rankin, R.A.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Confusion of Diffuse Objects in the X-ray Sky  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Most of the baryons in the present-day universe are thought to reside in intergalactic space at temperatures of 10^5-10^7 K. X-ray emission from these baryons contributes a modest (~10%) fraction of the ~ 1 keV background whose prominence within the large-scale cosmic web depends on the amount of non-gravitational energy injected into intergalactic space by supernovae and AGNs. Here we show that the virialized regions of groups and clusters cover over a third of the sky, creating a source-confusion problem that may hinder X-ray searches for individual intercluster filaments and contaminate observations of distant groups.

G. Mark Voit; August E. Evrard; Greg L. Bryan

2000-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Dynamics with the Sky3D code  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A description is presented of how to use the Sky3D time-dependent Hartree-Fock code to calculate giant monopole resonances. This requires modification to the code, and a step-by-step guide of how to make the necessary modification is given. An example of how to analyse the output of the code to obtain quantities of physics interest is included. Together, the modifications and the post-processing are intended to serve as a typical example of how the code, which was designed to be extendable to particular users' needs, can be extended.

Stevenson, P D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Milagro all-sky TeV gamma ray observatory.  

SciTech Connect

Milagro is a water Cherenkov telescope sensitive to gamma rays with energies above 100 GeV. Unlike air-Cherenkov telescopes, Milagro continuously views the entire overhead sky. This capability makes it well suited to search for transient phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts and to discover new phenomena. I will review the design and construction of Milagro, detail the sensitivity of the instrument, including a discussion of background rejection with Milagro. Recent and ongoing upgrades to the instrument are discussed. The paper concludes with a summary of some recent physics results with Milagro.

Sinnis, C. (Constantine)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Geologic Field Mapping Using Arcpad, In: Digital Mapping Techniques  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Digital Geologic Field Mapping Using Arcpad, In: Digital Mapping Techniques Digital Geologic Field Mapping Using Arcpad, In: Digital Mapping Techniques '02- Workshop Proceedings Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Digital Geologic Field Mapping Using Arcpad, In: Digital Mapping Techniques '02- Workshop Proceedings Abstract Research into the practicality of digital mapping by Placer Dome Exploration identified hardware and software solutions to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of field work. The goal of the research was to find a lightweight hardware-software system that allows the user to build a digital map from field observations in much the same way as pen and paper methods. The focus of the research was to minimize the size and weight of computer systems. Systems identified consist of a wearable PC or handheld

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Clean Cities: Land of Sky Clean Vehicles coalition (Western North Carolina)  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina) Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina) The Land of Sky Clean Vehicles coalition (Western North Carolina) works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation. Land of Sky Clean Vehicles coalition (Western North Carolina) Contact Information Bill Eaker 828-251-6622 x142 bill@landofsky.org Coalition Website Clean Cities Coordinator Bill Eaker Photo of Bill Eaker Bill Eaker established the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, serving the Western North Carolina region, in 2004 and has served as the coalition's coordinator since then. Eaker has over 31 years of experience in environmental, land use, and growth management planning at the local, regional, and state scales. He has worked at Land of Sky Regional Council

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Alexandria Digital Earth ProtoType The Alexandria Digital Earth  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Alexandria Digital Earth ProtoType The Alexandria Digital Earth Prototype System Terence Smith Greg Janée James Frew Anita Coleman #12;Alexandria Digital Earth ProtoType 2Smith et al. / JCDL 2001 / 2x Earth ProtoType 3Smith et al. / JCDL 2001 / 2x-Jun-2001 Core System (inherited from ADL) Components

Janée, Greg

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BNL | Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)  

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Large Synoptic Survey Telescope About LSST Digital Sensor Array Brookhaven & Physics of the Universe LSST Project Website LSST: Providing an Unprecedented View of the Cosmos rendering of the LSST site in Chile A revolutionary 3.2 gigapixel camera mounted in a massive ground-based telescope will produce unprecedented views of the cosmos, driving discoveries with the widest, densest, and most complete images of our universe ever captured. New Visions The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will peer into space as no other telescope can. This new facility will create an unparalleled wide-field astronomical survey of our universe - wider and deeper in volume than all previous telescopes combined. The combination of a 3200 megapixel camera sensor array, a powerful supercomputer, a cutting-edge data processing and

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Digital Strategy | Department of Energy  

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Digital Strategy Digital Strategy Digital Strategy November 21, 2013 - 5:15pm Addthis Implementing the Federal Digital Strategy Implementing the Federal Digital Strategy Alex Cohen Alex Cohen Senior Digital Information Strategist New expectations require the Federal Government to be ready to deliver and receive digital information and services anytime, anywhere and on any device. It must do so safely, securely, and with fewer resources. To build for the future, the Federal Government has developed a Digital Strategy that embraces the opportunity to innovate more with less, and enables entrepreneurs to better leverage government data to improve the quality of services to the American people. The Energy Department has responded to this challenge through key initiatives that make high-value data sets available through API's that

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Digital Options for Panoramic Radiology  

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Digital X-ray imaging is making substantial inroads into the dental practice. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a succinct overview of the various digital options for panoramic dental radiography.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blue Sky Green Field Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Green Field Wind Farm Green Field Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Blue Sky Green Field Wind Farm Facility Blue Sky Green Field Wind Farm Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner We Energies Developer We Energies Energy Purchaser We Energies Location Fond du Lac County WI Coordinates 43.908549°, -88.305384° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.908549,"lon":-88.305384,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

282

Autonomous global sky monitoring with real-time robotic follow-up  

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We discuss the development of prototypes for a global grid of advanced 'thinking' sky sentinels and robotic follow-up telescopes that observe the full night sky to provide real-time monitoring of the night sky by autonomously recognizing anomalous behavior, selecting targets for detailed investigation, and making real-time anomaly detection to enable rapid recognition and a swift response to transients as they emerge. This T3 global EO grid avoids the limitations imposed by geography and weather to provide persistent monitoring of the night sky.

Vestrand, W Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Davis, H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wren, J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wozniak, P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Norman, B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; White, R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bloch, J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fenimore, E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hodge, Barry [AFRL; Jah, Moriba [AFRL; Rast, Richard [AFRL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic stellar spectral parameterization pipeline for LAMOST survey  

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The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) project performed its five year formal survey since Sep. 2012, already fulfilled the pilot survey and the 1st two years general survey with an output - spectroscopic data archive containing about 3.5 million observations. One of the scientific objectives of the project is for better understanding the structure and evolution of the Milky Way. Thus, credible derivation of the physical properties of the stars plays a key role for the exploration. We developed and implemented the LAMOST stellar parameter pipeline (LASP) which can automatically determine the fundamental stellar atmospheric parameters (effective temperature Teff, surface gravity log g, metallicity [Fe/H], radial velocity Vr) for late A, FGK type stars observed during the survey. An overview of the LASP, including the strategy, the algorithm and the process is presented in this work.

Wu, Yue; Du, Bing; Zhao, Yongheng; Yuan, Hailong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

The Digital Interactive Video  

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The Digital Interactive Video Exploration and Reflection (Diver) system lets users create virtual pathways through existing video content using a virtual camera and an annotation window for commentary repurposing, and discussion. W ith the inexorable growth of low-cost consumer video elec- tronics

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Digitalization Ilkka Niemel  

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(140/50 %) Environmental Engineering (120/29 %) Architecture (156/32 %) Energy Technology (125Aalto - Digitalization Ilkka Niemelä May 13, 2014 #12;Research excellence Focus and relevance by building on strengths Global business dynamics ArchitectureWorld class potential Process and systems

Kaski, Samuel

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Validation of MODIS-Retrieved Cloud Fractions Using Whole Sky Imager Measurements at the Three ARM Sites  

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MODIS-Retrieved Cloud Fractions Using MODIS-Retrieved Cloud Fractions Using Whole Sky Imager Measurements at the Three ARM Sites Z. Li, M. C. Cribb, and F.-L. Chang Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center University of Maryland College Park, Maryland A. P. Trishchenko Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Introduction Given the importance of clouds in modulating the surface energy budget, it is critical to obtain accurate estimates of their fractional amount in the atmospheric column for use in modeling studies. Satellite remote sensing of cloud properties such as cloud amount has the advantage of providing global coverage on a regular basis. Ground-based surveys of cloud fraction offer a practical database for use in determining the accuracy of these remotely sensed estimates of cloud fraction on a regional scale.

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THE CLUSTERING OF GALAXIES IN THE SDSS-III BARYON OSCILLATION SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY: LUMINOSITY AND COLOR DEPENDENCE AND REDSHIFT EVOLUTION  

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We measure the luminosity and color dependence and the redshift evolution of galaxy clustering in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey Ninth Data Release. We focus on the projected two-point correlation function (2PCF) of subsets of its CMASS sample, which includes about 260,000 galaxies over {approx}3300 deg{sup 2} in the redshift range 0.43 < z < 0.7. To minimize the selection effect on galaxy clustering, we construct well-defined luminosity and color subsamples by carefully accounting for the CMASS galaxy selection cuts. The 2PCF of the whole CMASS sample, if approximated by a power-law, has a correlation length of r{sub 0} = 7.93 {+-} 0.06 h {sup -1} Mpc and an index of {gamma} = 1.85 {+-} 0.01. Clear dependences on galaxy luminosity and color are found for the projected 2PCF in all redshift bins, with more luminous and redder galaxies generally exhibiting stronger clustering and steeper 2PCF. The color dependence is also clearly seen for galaxies within the red sequence, consistent with the behavior of SDSS-II main sample galaxies at lower redshifts. At a given luminosity (k + e corrected), no significant evolution of the projected 2PCFs with redshift is detected for red sequence galaxies. We also construct galaxy samples of fixed number density at different redshifts, using redshift-dependent magnitude thresholds. The clustering of these galaxies in the CMASS redshift range is found to be consistent with that predicted by passive evolution. Our measurements of the luminosity and color dependence and redshift evolution of galaxy clustering will allow for detailed modeling of the relation between galaxies and dark matter halos and new constraints on galaxy formation and evolution.

Guo Hong; Zehavi, Idit [Department of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University, OH 44106 (United States); Zheng Zheng [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, UT 84112 (United States); Weinberg, David H. [Department of Astronomy and CCAPP, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); Berlind, Andreas A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235 (United States); Blanton, Michael [Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, New York University, New York, NY 10003 (United States); Chen Yanmei [Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Eisenstein, Daniel J.; McBride, Cameron K. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Ho, Shirley; Ross, Nicholas P. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Kazin, Eyal [Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 (Australia); Manera, Marc; Maraston, Claudia; Percival, Will J.; Ross, Ashley J.; Samushia, Lado [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Dennis Sciama Building, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom); Nuza, Sebastian E. [Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, D-14482 Potsdam (Germany); Padmanabhan, Nikhil; Parejko, John K. [Department of Physics, Yale University, 260 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States); and others

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Blue Sky Energy Inc BSE | Open Energy Information  

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Energy Inc BSE Energy Inc BSE Jump to: navigation, search Name Blue Sky Energy Inc (BSE) Place Vista, California Zip 92081 Product MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) technology. Own a patented technology allowing an increase of power from a PV array of up to 30% more than conventional controllers. Coordinates 37.989712°, -93.665689° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.989712,"lon":-93.665689,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Validation Phase  

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Program Technology Program Technology Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road P.O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507 304-285-1345 traci.rodosta@netl.doe.gov William Aljoe Project Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 626 Cochrans Mill Road P.O. Box 10940 Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940 412-386-6569 william.aljoe@netl.doe.gov Leslie L. Schmidt Business Contact Montana State University-Bozeman 309 Montana Hall Bozeman, MT 59717-2470 406-994-2381 lschmidt@montana.edu Lee Spangler Technical Contact Montana State University-Bozeman P.O. Box 172460 Bozeman, MT 59717-2470 406-994-4399 spangler@montana.edu PARTNERS Battelle Pacific Northwest Division Center for Advanced Energy Studies Cimarex Energy Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Crow Tribe Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration

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OurStory: Exploring the Sky From the Internet to Outer Space  

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OurStory: Exploring the Sky From the Internet to Outer Space Read the "Directions" sheets for step Guide, page 1 of 2 #12;OurStory: Exploring the Sky From the Internet to Outer Space Parent Guide, page 2 (attached) Computer with Internet access Pen or pencil More information at http

Mathis, Wayne N.

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202 Western Birds 41:202230, 2010 SHORT-TAILED HAWKS NESTING IN THE SKY  

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, and southwestern Chihuahua commenced in the 1980s and since then have become increasingly numerous throughout the sky islands of Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Chihuahua. In this report we summarize previously the exception of one bird in northwestern Chihuahua), have been of the light morph. The sky islands

Montana, University of

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GLAST Observatory Renamed for Fermi, Reveals Entire Gamma-Ray Sky |  

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GLAST Observatory Renamed for Fermi, Reveals Entire Gamma-Ray Sky GLAST Observatory Renamed for Fermi, Reveals Entire Gamma-Ray Sky GLAST Observatory Renamed for Fermi, Reveals Entire Gamma-Ray Sky August 26, 2008 - 3:20pm Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA announced today that the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) has revealed its first all-sky map in gamma rays. The onboard Large Area Telescope's (LAT) all-sky image-which shows the glowing gas of the Milky Way, blinking pulsars and a flaring galaxy billions of light-years away-was created using only 95 hours of "first light" observations, compared with past missions which took years to produce a similar image. Scientists expect the telescope will discover many new pulsars in our own galaxy, reveal powerful

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Sensitivity of Clear-Sky Diffuse Radiation to In Situ Aerosol Scattering Parameters  

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Sensitivity of Clear-Sky Diffuse Radiation to In Situ Sensitivity of Clear-Sky Diffuse Radiation to In Situ Aerosol Scattering Parameters P. J. Ricchiazzi and C. Gautier University of California Santa Barbara, California Introduction Recent studies of clear-sky radiation indicate that current radiative transfer (RT) models underestimate atmospheric absorption when standard aerosol properties are used. This so-called clear-sky anomaly is manifested in predicted levels of diffuse radiation significantly below those observed at Southern Great Plains (SGP) and other sites in the continental United States (e.g., Halthore et al. 1998 GRL). Other observations at pristine sites do not show a discrepancy (Barnard and Powell 2001, 2001; Kato et al. 1997; Halthore 1998). These results may indicate that the clear-sky anomaly is only observed at sites

294

2014 NERSC User Survey  

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2014 NERSC User Survey 2014 NERSC User Survey December 17, 2014 by Francesca Verdier (0 Comments) Please take a few minutes to fill out NERSC's annual user survey. Your feedback is...

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Annual Capital Expenditures Survey | Data.gov  

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Annual Capital Expenditures Survey Annual Capital Expenditures Survey BusinessUSA Data/Tools Apps Challenges Let's Talk BusinessUSA You are here Data.gov » Communities » BusinessUSA » Data Annual Capital Expenditures Survey Dataset Summary Description Provides national estimates of investment in new and used buildings and other structures, machinery, and equipment by U.S. nonfarm businesses with and without employees. Data are published by industry for companies with employees for NAICS 3-digit and selected 4-digit industries. Data on the amount of business expenditures for new plant and equipment and measures of the stock of existing facilities are critical to evaluate productivity growth, the ability of U.S. business to compete with foreign business, changes in industrial capacity, and measures of overall economic performance. In addition, ACES data provide industry analysts with capital expenditure data for market analysis, economic forecasting, identifying business opportunities and developing new and strategic plans. The ACES is an integral part of the Federal Government's effort to improve and supplement ongoing statistical programs. Private companies and organizations,, educators and students, and economic researchers use the survey results for analyzing and conducting impact evaluations on past and current economic performance, short-term economic forecasts, productivity, long-term economic growth, tax policy, capacity utilization, business fixed capital stocks and capital formation, domestic and international competitiveness trade policy, market research, and financial analysis.

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Cost Model for Digital Curation: Cost of Digital Migration  

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Steece, B. 2000. Software cost estimation with COCOMO II.Developing a Framework of Cost Elements for PreservingAshley, K. 1999. Digital archive costs: Facts and fallacies.

Kejser, Ulla Bøgvad; Nielsen, Anders Bo; Thirifays, Alex

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

The WSRT virgo filament survey  

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In the last few years the realization has emerged that the universal baryons are almost equally distributed by mass in three components: (1) galactic concentrations, (2) a warm-hot intergalactic medium (WHIM) and (3) a diffuse intergalactic medium. These three components are predicted by hydrodynamical simulations and are probed by QSO absorption lines. To observe the WHIM in neutral hydrogen, observations are needed which are deeper than log(N$_{HI}$)=18. The WHIM should appear as a Cosmic Web, underlying the galaxies with higher column densities. We have used the WSRT, to simulate a filled aperture by observing at very high hour angles, to reach very high column density sensitivity. To achieve even higher image fidelity, an accurate model of the WSRT primary beam was developed. This will be used in the joint deconvolution of the observations. To get a good overview of the distribution and kinematics of the Cosmic Web, a deep survey of 1500 square degrees of sky was undertaken, containing the galaxy filament extending between the Local Group and the Virgo Cluster. The auto-correlation data has been reduced and has an RMS of $\\Delta N_{HI} = 4.2\\times10^{16}$ cm$^{-2}$ over 20 kms$^{-1}$. Several sources have been tentatively detected, which were previously unknown, as well as an indication for diffuse intergalactic filaments.

Attila Popping; Robert Braun

2007-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-smooth optimization in the 1D-Var data assimilation of all-sky infrared satellite observations  

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Non-smooth optimization in the 1D-Var data assimilation of all-sky infrared satellite observations of clear-sky data assimilation using infrared satellites is well understood (e.g. [8], [5]), and while of non-smooth optimization algorithms to improve the variational data assimilation of all-sky infrared

Navon, Michael

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DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE PROJECT PLAN  

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The objective of this project is to develop an industry consensus document on how to scope and implement the underlying information technology infrastructure that is needed to support a vast array of real-time digital technologies to improve NPP work efficiency, to reduce human error, to increase production reliability and to enhance nuclear safety. A consensus approach is needed because: • There is currently a wide disparity in nuclear utility perspectives and positions on what is prudent and regulatory-compliant for introducing certain digital technologies into the plant environment. For example, there is a variety of implementation policies throughout the industry concerning electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), cyber security, wireless communication coverage, mobile devices for workers, mobile technology in the control room, and so forth. • There is a need to effectively share among the nuclear operating companies the early experience with these technologies and other forms of lessons-learned. There is also the opportunity to take advantage of international experience with these technologies. • There is a need to provide the industry with a sense of what other companies are implementing, so that each respective company can factor this into their own development plans and position themselves to take advantage of new work methods as they are validated by the initial implementing companies. In the nuclear power industry, once a better work practice has been proven, there is a general expectation that the rest of the industry will adopt it. However, the long-lead time of information technology infrastructure could prove to be a delaying factor. A secondary objective of this effort is to provide a general understanding of the incremental investment that would be required to support the targeted digital technologies, in terms of an incremental investment over current infrastructure. This will be required for business cases to support the adoption of these new technologies.

Ken Thomas

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE BOLOCAM GALACTIC PLANE SURVEY: SURVEY DESCRIPTION AND DATA REDUCTION  

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We present the Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey (BGPS), a 1.1 mm continuum survey at 33'' effective resolution of 170 deg{sup 2} of the Galactic Plane visible from the northern hemisphere. The BGPS is one of the first large area, systematic surveys of the Galactic Plane in the millimeter continuum without pre-selected targets. The survey is contiguous over the range -10.5 {<=} l {<=} 90.5, |b| {<=} 0.5. Toward the Cygnus X spiral arm, the coverage was flared to |b| {<=} 1.5 for 75.5 {<=} l {<=} 87.5. In addition, cross-cuts to |b| {<=} 1.5 were made at l= 3, 15, 30, and 31. The total area of this section is 133 deg{sup 2}. With the exception of the increase in latitude, no pre-selection criteria were applied to the coverage in this region. In addition to the contiguous region, four targeted regions in the outer Galaxy were observed: IC1396 (9 deg{sup 2}, 97.5 {<=} l {<=} 100.5, 2.25 {<=} b {<=} 5.25), a region toward the Perseus Arm (4 deg{sup 2} centered on l = 111, b = 0 near NGC 7538), W3/4/5 (18 deg{sup 2}, 132.5 {<=} l {<=} 138.5), and Gem OB1 (6 deg{sup 2}, 187.5 {<=} l {<=} 193.5). The survey has detected approximately 8400 clumps over the entire area to a limiting non-uniform 1{sigma} noise level in the range 11-53 mJy beam{sup -1} in the inner Galaxy. The BGPS source catalog is presented in a previously published companion paper. This paper details the survey observations and data reduction methods for the images. We discuss in detail the determination of astrometric and flux density calibration uncertainties and compare our results to the literature. Data processing algorithms that separate astronomical signals from time-variable atmospheric fluctuations in the data timestream are presented. These algorithms reproduce the structure of the astronomical sky over a limited range of angular scales and produce artifacts in the vicinity of bright sources. Based on simulations, we find that extended emission on scales larger than about 5.'9 is nearly completely attenuated (>90%) and the linear scale at which the attenuation reaches 50% is 3.'8. Comparison with other millimeter-wave data sets implies a possible systematic offset in flux calibration, for which no cause has been discovered. This presentation serves as a companion and guide to the public data release (http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/Missions/bolocam.html) through NASA's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) Infrared Science Archive (IRSA). New data releases will be provided through IPAC-IRSA with any future improvements in the reduction. The BGPS provides a complementary long-wavelength spectral band for the ongoing ATLASGAL and Herschel-SPIRE surveys, and an important database and context for imminent observations with SCUBA-2 and ALMA.

Aguirre, James E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Ginsburg, Adam G.; Bally, John; Battersby, Cara; Glenn, Jason; Harvey, Paul; Stringfellow, Guy S. [CASA, University of Colorado, 389-UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Dunham, Miranda K.; Evans, Neal J. II [Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, 1 University Station C1400, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Drosback, Meredith M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States); Bradley, Eric Todd [Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32816-2385 (United States); Cyganowski, Claudia [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Dowell, Darren [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91104 (United States); Rosolowsky, Erik [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Okanagan (Canada); Walawender, Josh [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 640 North Aohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Williams, Jonathan P., E-mail: jaguirre@sas.upenn.edu [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Microfluidics for Multidimensional Biology.  

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??Digital microfluidics (DMF) has emerged in the past decade as a novel microfluidic paradigm. As a liquid handling technology, DMF facilitates the electrostatic manipulation of… (more)

Eydelnant, Irwin Adam

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Paper Augmented Digital Documents Franois Guimbretire  

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1 Paper Augmented Digital Documents François Guimbretière Department of Computer Science Human Paper Augmented Digital Documents (PADDs) are digital documents that can be manipulated either the digital and the paper worlds. As digital documents, PADDs are easy to edit, distribute and archive

Keinan, Alon

303

Digital Audio Compression By Davis Yen Pan  

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Digital Audio Compression By Davis Yen Pan Abstract Compared to most digital data types, with the exception of digital video, the data rates associ- ated with uncompressed digital audio are substan- tial. Digital audio compression enables more effi- cient storage and transmission of audio data. The many forms

Lazar, Aurel A.

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Digital Ship Digital Ship Ship September 2008 page 45  

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Digital Ship Digital Ship Ship September 2008 page 45 TT he European Maritime Data Man- agement how best to improve on VDR equipment for the next generation of the technology. The ship VDR community can take steps to avoid a repetition. Moreover, the UK Marine Accident Investigation Board (MAIB

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STEP Participant Survey Report  

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STEP Participant Survey Report, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

306

The Dark Energy Survey Data Management System  

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The Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration will study cosmic acceleration with a 5000 deg2 griZY survey in the southern sky over 525 nights from 2011-2016. The DES data management (DESDM) system will be used to process and archive these data and the resulting science ready data products. The DESDM system consists of an integrated archive, a processing framework, an ensemble of astronomy codes and a data access framework. We are developing the DESDM system for operation in the high performance computing (HPC) environments at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Fermilab. Operating the DESDM system in an HPC environment offers both speed and flexibility. We will employ it for our regular nightly processing needs, and for more compute-intensive tasks such as large scale image coaddition campaigns, extraction of weak lensing shear from the full survey dataset, and massive seasonal reprocessing of the DES data. Data products will be available to the Collaboration and later to the public through a virtual-observatory compatible web portal. Our approach leverages investments in publicly available HPC systems, greatly reducing hardware and maintenance costs to the project, which must deploy and maintain only the storage, database platforms and orchestration and web portal nodes that are specific to DESDM. In Fall 2007, we tested the current DESDM system on both simulated and real survey data. We used TeraGrid to process 10 simulated DES nights (3TB of raw data), ingesting and calibrating approximately 250 million objects into the DES Archive database. We also used DESDM to process and calibrate over 50 nights of survey data acquired with the Mosaic2 camera. Comparison to truth tables in the case of the simulated data and internal crosschecks in the case of the real data indicate that astrometric and photometric data quality is excellent.

Mohr, Joseph J.; /Illinois U., Urbana, Astron. Dept. /Illinois U., Urbana; Barkhouse, Wayne; /North Dakota U.; Beldica, Cristina; /Illinois U., Urbana; Bertin, Emmanuel; /Paris, Inst. Astrophys.; Dora Cai, Y.; /NCSA, Urbana; Nicolaci da Costa, Luiz A.; /Rio de Janeiro Observ.; Darnell, J.Anthony; /Illinois U., Urbana, Astron. Dept.; Daues, Gregory E.; /NCSA, Urbana; Jarvis, Michael; /Pennsylvania U.; Gower, Michelle; /NCSA, Urbana; Lin, Huan; /Fermilab /Rio de Janeiro Observ.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Blazar surveys with WMAP and Swift  

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We present the preliminary results from two new surveys of blazars that have direct implications on the GLAST detection of extragalactic sources from two different perspectives: microwave selection and a combined deep X-ray/radio selection. The first one is a 41 GHz flux-limited sample extracted from the WMAP 3-yr catalog of microwave point sources. This is a statistically well defined sample of about 200 blazars and radio galaxies, most of which are expected to be detected by GLAST. The second one is a new deep survey of Blazars selected among the radio sources that are spatially coincident with serendipitous sources detected in deep X-ray images (0.3-10 keV) centered on the Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB) discovered by the Swift satellite. This sample is particularly interesting from a statistical viewpoint since a) it is unbiased as GRBs explode at random positions in the sky, b) it is very deep in the X-ray band (\\fx \\simgt $10^{-15}$ \\ergs) with a position accuracy of a few arc-seconds, c) it will cover a fairly large (20-30 square deg.) area of sky, d) it includes all blazars with radio flux (1.4 GHz) larger than 10 mJy, making it approximately two orders of magnitude deeper than the WMAP sample and about one order of magnitude deeper than the deepest existing complete samples of radio selected blazars, and e) it can be used to estimate the amount of unresolved GLAST high latitude gamma-ray background and its anisotropy spectrum.

P. Giommi; M. Capalbi; E. Cavazzuti; S. Colafrancesco; S. Cutini; D. Gasparrini; E. Massaro; P. Padovani; M. Perri; S. Puccetti

2007-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

308

Digital Jordan Curve Theorems Christer O. Kiselman  

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Digital Jordan Curve Theorems Christer O. Kiselman's digital Jordan curve theorem states that the complement of a Jordan curve in the digital plane of Jordan curves. 1 Introduction The classical Jordan curve theorem says that the complement

Kiselman, Christer

309

NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright  

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NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future for Solar Energy NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future for Solar Energy In this video, NREL Principal Scientist Gary Jorgensen and SkyFuel Chief Technology Officer Randy Gee talk about their partnership to develop a thin film to substitute for bulkier glass mirrors on solar-collecting parabolic troughs. Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. Credit: Fireside Production More Information For more information about NREL's partnership with SkyFuel, read Award-Winning Reflector to Cut Solar Cost and New Solar Technology Concentrates on Cost, Efficiency. Learn more about NREL's Concentrating Solar Power Research. Printable Version Technology Transfer Home About Technology Transfer Technology Partnership Agreements Licensing Agreements Nondisclosure Agreements Research Facilities

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Cloudy Sky RRTM Shortwave Radiative Transfer and Comparison to the Revised ECMWF Shortwave Model  

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Cloudy Sky RRTM Shortwave Radiative Transfer and Cloudy Sky RRTM Shortwave Radiative Transfer and Comparison to the Revised ECMWF Shortwave Model M. J. Iacono, J. S. Delamere, E. J. Mlawer, and S. A. Clough Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. Lexington, Massachusetts J.-J. Morcrette European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Reading, United Kingdom Introduction An important step toward improving radiative transfer codes in general circulation models (GCMs) is their thorough evaluation by comparison to measurements directly, or to other data-validated radiation models. This work extends the clear-sky shortwave (SW) GCM evaluation presented by Iacono et al. (2001) to computations including clouds. The rapid radiative transfer model (RRTM) SW radiation model accurately reproduces clear-sky direct beam fluxes from the Line-By-Line Radiative Transfer

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First all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves from unknown sources in binary systems  

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We present the first results of an all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves from unknown spinning neutron stars in binary systems using LIGO and Virgo data. Using a specially developed analysis program, the TwoSpect ...

Aggarwal, Nancy

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aura big sky Sample Search Results  

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bomb, a- way: 15 to Ching Ter- Health Why 12 the dus- for- ka ching. skies Source: Nightingale, Peter - Department of Physics, University of Rhode Island Collection: Physics 38...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - average clear-sky broadband Sample Search...  

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which used data from the 15-yr... the oceans and showed that the clear-sky greenhouse effect was an ... Source: Allan, Richard P. - Department of Meteorology, University of...

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NERSC's Deep Sky Project Provides a Portal into Data Universe - NERSC  

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Deep Sky Project Deep Sky Project Provides a Portal into Data Universe Deep Sky Project Provides a Portal into Data Universe March 30, 2009 STARLIGHT: This image of the Coma cluster was made by combining over 500 images collected between 2001 and 2007. Every night approximately 3,000 astronomical files flow to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center from automated sky scanning systems all over the world for archiving. After a decade of collecting, the center currently holds over 8 million images, making this one of the largest troves of ground-based celestial images available. Now, a multidisciplinary team of astronomers, computer scientists, and engineers from NERSC are collaborating to develop a user-friendly database system and interface to instantly serve up high-resolution cosmic reference

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Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research (4STAR): Instrument Technology  

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The Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research (4STAR) combines airborne sun tracking and sky scanning with diffraction spectroscopy, to improve knowledge of atmospheric constituents and their links to air-pollution/climate. Direct beam hyper-spectral measurement of optical depth improves retrievals of gas constituents and determination of aerosol properties. Sky scanning enhances retrievals of aerosol type and size distribution. 4STAR measurements will tighten the closure between satellite and ground-based measurements. 4STAR incorporates a modular sun-tracking/ sky-scanning optical head with fiber optic signal transmission to rack mounted spectrometers, permitting miniaturization of the external optical head, and future detector evolution. Technical challenges include compact optical collector design, radiometric dynamic range and stability, and broad spectral coverage. Test results establishing the performance of the instrument against the full range of operational requirements are presented, along with calibration, engineering flight test, and scientific field campaign data and results.

Dunagan, Stephen; Johnson, Roy; Zavaleta, Jhony; Russell, P. B.; Schmid, Beat; Flynn, Connor J.; Redemann, Jens; Shinozuka, Yohei; Livingston, J.; Segal Rozenhaimer, Michal

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OT 060420: A Seemingly Optical Transient Recorded by All-Sky Cameras  

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We report on a ~5th magnitude flash detected for approximately 10 minutes by two CONCAM all-sky cameras located in Cerro Pachon - Chile and La Palma - Spain. A third all-sky camera, located in Cerro Paranal - Chile did not detect the flash, and therefore the authors of this paper suggest that the flash was a series of cosmic-ray hits, meteors, or satellite glints. Another proposed hypothesis is that the flash was an astronomical transient with variable luminosity. In this paper we discuss bright optical transient detection using fish-eye all-sky monitors, analyze the apparently false-positive optical transient, and propose possible causes to false optical transient detection in all-sky cameras.

Lior Shamir; Robert J. Nemiroff

2006-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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SDSS J2222+2745: A GRAVITATIONALLY LENSED SEXTUPLE QUASAR WITH A MAXIMUM IMAGE SEPARATION OF 15.''1 DISCOVERED IN THE SLOAN GIANT ARCS SURVEY  

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We report the discovery of a unique gravitational lens system, SDSS J2222+2745, producing five spectroscopically confirmed images of a z{sub s} = 2.82 quasar lensed by a foreground galaxy cluster at z{sub l} = 0.49. We also present photometric and spectroscopic evidence for a sixth lensed image of the same quasar. The maximum separation between the quasar images is 15.''1. Both the large image separations and the high image multiplicity are in themselves rare among known lensed quasars, and observing the combination of these two factors is an exceptionally unlikely occurrence in present data sets. This is only the third known case of a quasar lensed by a cluster, and the only one with six images. The lens system was discovered in the course of the Sloan Giant Arcs Survey, in which we identify candidate lenses in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and target these for follow-up and verification with the 2.56 m Nordic Optical Telescope. Multi-band photometry obtained over multiple epochs from 2011 September to 2012 September reveals significant variability at the {approx}10%-30% level in some of the quasar images, indicating that measurements of the relative time delay between quasar images will be feasible. In this lens system, we also identify a bright (g = 21.5) giant arc corresponding to a strongly lensed background galaxy at z{sub s} = 2.30. We fit parametric models of the lens system, constrained by the redshift and positions of the quasar images and the redshift and position of the giant arc. The predicted time delays between different pairs of quasar images range from {approx}100 days to {approx}6 yr.

Dahle, H.; Groeneboom, N. [Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1029, Blindern, NO-0315 Oslo (Norway); Gladders, M. D.; Abramson, L. E. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Sharon, K. [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Bayliss, M. B. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Wuyts, E. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbackstrasse 1, D-85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany); Koester, B. P. [Department of Physics, University of Michigan, 450 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Brinckmann, T. E.; Kristensen, M. T.; Lindholmer, M. O.; Nielsen, A.; Krogager, J.-K.; Fynbo, J. P. U., E-mail: hdahle@astro.uio.no [Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen O (Denmark)

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Product lines for digital information products.  

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??Digital information products are an important class of widely used digital products, whose core benefit is the delivery of information or education (e.g., electronic books,… (more)

Pankratius, Victor

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistics and Simulations of Transit Surveys for Extrasolar Planets  

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The yields from transit surveys can be used to constrain the frequency and statistical properties of extrasolar planets. Conversely, planet frequencies can be used to estimate expected detection rates, which are critical for the planning and execution of these surveys. Here I review efforts to accomplish these two related goals, both of which generally require realistic simulations. Early attempts to predict planet yields generally resulted in overly optimistic detection rates that have not been realized. I point out where these estimates likely went wrong, and emphasize the strong biases and sensitivity to detection thresholds inherent in transit surveys. I argue that meaningful comparisons between observed and predicted detection rates require proper calibration of these biases and thresholds. In the few cases where this has been done, the observed rates agree with the results from radial velocity surveys for similar stellar environments. I then go on to describe recent, detailed calculations which should provide more accurate rates, which can be critically compared to observed yields. Finally, I discuss expectations for future all-sky synoptic surveys, which may have the sensitivity to detect hundreds or thousands of close-in transiting planets. Realizing the enormous potential of these surveys will require novel methods of coping with the overwhelming number of astrophysical false positives that will accompany the planet detections.

B. Scott Gaudi

2006-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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User_LaunchSurvey  

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and Completing Assigned Survey and Completing Assigned Survey © 2011 SuccessFactors, Inc. - 1 - SuccessFactors Learning Confidential. All rights reserved. Job Aid: Launching and Completing Assigned Survey Purpose The purpose of this job aid is to guide users through the step-by-step process of launching and completing assigned surveys. Task A. Launch and Complete Assigned Survey From the Home page, filter the To-Do List to show only Surveys. Hover over the course evaluation title. Click Open. 1 2 3 3 2 1 Launch and Complete Assigned Survey 6 Steps Task A SuccessFactors Learning v 6.4 User Job Aid Launching and Completing Assigned Survey © 2011 SuccessFactors, Inc. - 2 - SuccessFactors Learning Complete the survey by selecting the radio button for the appropriate rating

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New Mariners and a Massive Map: Berkeley Computers Calculate What's in the  

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Mariners and a Massive Map: Berkeley Computers Calculate What's Mariners and a Massive Map: Berkeley Computers Calculate What's in the Sky New Mariners and a Massive Map: Berkeley Computers Calculate What's in the Sky February 2, 2012 - 12:08pm Addthis This is the Southern Galactic Cap view as recorded by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. A 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico took in light from over a third of the total area of the sky (14,000 square degrees) including 1.5 million galaxies. | Photo courtesy of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. This is the Southern Galactic Cap view as recorded by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. A 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico took in light from over a third of the total area of the sky (14,000 square degrees) including 1.5 million galaxies. | Photo courtesy of the Sloan

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ORISE: Characterization surveys  

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Characterization surveys Characterization surveys An ORISE technicians performs a characterization survey The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) performs independent, objective characterization surveys to define the extent of radiological contamination at sites scheduled for decontamination and decommissioning (D&D). A fundamental aspect of all D&D projects, characterization surveys provide guidance to determine the best remediation procedures and are a cost-effective method of ensuring a site meets preliminary regulatory standards. ORISE designs characterization surveys using the data quality objectives process. This approach focuses on the particular objective of characterization, and ensures that only the data needed to address the characterization decisions are collected. Data collection efforts are

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Surveying and Cartography Packages  

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In attempting to meet the need for the very large number of different calculations that surveyors have to perform, surveying packages become collections of many diverse computation routines. For example, Survey S...

Howard Falk

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting digital logic amplifier  

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This paper describes a superconducting digital logic amplifier for interfacing between a Josephson junction logic circuit having output current and a higher voltage semiconductor circuit input. The amplifier comprising: an input terminal for connection to a ; an output terminal for connection to a semiconductor circuit input; an input, lower critical current, Josephson junction having first and second terminals; a first series string of at least three lower critical current Josephson junctions. The first series string being connected to the first terminal of the input Josephson junction such that the first series string is in series with the input Josephson junction to provide a series combination. The input terminal being connected to the first terminal of the input Josephson junction, and with the critical current of the lower critical current Josephson junctions of the input Josephson junction and the first series Josephson junctions being less than the output current of the low voltage Josephson junction circuit; a second series string of at least four higher critical current Josephson junctions. The second string being connected in parallel with the series combination to provide parallel strings having an upper common connection and a lower common connection. The lower common connection being connected to the second terminal of the input Josephson junction and the upper common connection being connected to the output terminal; and a pulsed DC current source connected the parallel strings at the upper common connection. The DC current source having a current at least equal to the critical current of the higher critical current Josephson junctions.

Przybysz, J.X.

1989-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

325

Digital Smithsonian Fiscal Years 20102015  

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and Linus Pauling plead for peace in earlier times. A research scientist in Bangladesh can consult the work of technology can combine with Smithsonian resources to create unprecedented access. Digitization is one

Mathis, Wayne N.

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Digital compositing with traditional artwork  

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This thesis presents a general method and guidelines for compositing digital characters into traditional artwork by matching a character to the perspective, lighting, style, and complexity of the particular work of art. The primary goal...

Stanley, Michael Leighton

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Library Initiative Rice University  

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technical targets) o Implementation (metadata creation, digital capture, quality control assurance) o a particular media or subject matter rather than creating hard and fast rules. #12;Guidelines for managing

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Understanding Personal Digital Collections: An Interdisciplinary Exploration  

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, humanities, curatorship, digital collections ACM Classification Keywords H5.m. Information interfaces

Feinberg, Melanie

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Paper Augmented Digital Documents Franois Guimbretire  

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1 Paper Augmented Digital Documents Fran�ois Guimbreti�re Department of Computer Science Human Digital Documents (PADD), are digital documents that can be manipulated either on a computer screen and the paper worlds. As digital documents, PADD are easy to edit, distribute and archive; as paper documents

Golbeck, Jennifer

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AASG State Geological Survey  

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presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.Contributions to the NGDSAASG State Geological Survey

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A new digital overcurrent relay  

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A NEW DIGITAL OVERCURRENT RELAY A Thesis by MD. SAYEED HASAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1992 Major Subject...: Electrical Engineering A NEW DIGITAL OVERCURRENT RELAY A Thesis by MD. SAYEED HASAN Approved as to style and content by: B. Don Russell (Co-Chair of Committee) Karan Watson (Co-Chair of Committee) L. Bhuyan (Member) A. Abur (Member) ' Jo owze...

Hasan, Md. Sayeed

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveying the dark side  

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......next generation of imaging surveys driven by dark-energy science typically feature...specifications for both the Dark Energy Survey (DES, see Abbott et al...References Abbott T et al. 2005 Dark Energy Survey Collaboration arXiv:astro-ph......

Roberto Trotta; Richard Bower

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decimal System and Double Digits  

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Decimal System and Double Digits Decimal System and Double Digits Name: Ken Status: other Grade: other Country: Canada Date: April 2011 Question: If the origin of the decimal system reflects counting on ten fingers and if zero came into use after the decimal system had been established why did we not create a single symbol for our tenth digit rather than use the double digit 10? If T were to represent the tenth number this would have created a counting system where the number series 1,2...9,T is followed by the same series having a 1 to the left then followed by the same series having a 2 to the left, etc. The T would be the last number in a series of ten single digits rather than be the first number in a series of double digits. The symbol zero would be used only between negative one and positive one because it represents the existence of nothing and, therefore, would have no other function.

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Lighting Group: Controls: Advanced Digital Controls  

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Advanced Digital Controls Advanced Digital Controls HPCBS Advanced Digital Controls Objective The goal of this project is to hasten the adoption of digital lighting control systems to allow commercial building operators to optimize the neergy performance of their lighting systems, implement demand responsive control, and improve occupant comfort and productivity. The specific objectives are as follows: (1) Advance the adoption of digital lighting control systems by working with industry to embed IBECS technology into existing analog control and DALI products, and by developing compelling demonstrations of digital control systems for evaluation by early adopters. (2) In collaboration with equipment manufacturers, produce digital lighting system prototypes that demonstrate the advantages of digitally controlled lighting systems to innovative property managers and other energy stakeholders. A digitally controlled lighting system consists of lights that are individually controllable via a network. The advantages of digital control are:

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THE ChaMP EXTENDED STELLAR SURVEY (ChESS): PHOTOMETRIC AND SPECTROSCOPIC PROPERTIES OF SERENDIPITOUSLY DETECTED STELLAR X-RAY SOURCES1  

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as counterparts to sources in the ROSAT All Sky Survey and the more distant stars detected in deep Chandra and XMM. Silverman9 Received 2008 March 16; accepted 2008 May 15 ABSTRACT We present 348 X-ray-emitting stars identified from correlating the Extended Chandra Multiwavelength Project (ChaMP), a wide-area serendipitous

Green, Paul

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Blazar surveys with WMAP and Swift  

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We present the preliminary results from two new surveys of blazars that have direct implications on the GLAST detection of extragalactic sources from two different perspectives: microwave selection and a combined deep X-ray/radio selection. The first one is a 41 GHz flux-limited sample extracted from the WMAP 3-yr catalog of microwave point sources. This is a statistically well defined sample of about 200 blazars and radio galaxies, most of which are expected to be detected by GLAST. The second one is a new deep survey of Blazars selected among the radio sources that are spatially coincident with serendipitous sources detected in deep X-ray images (0.3-10 keV) centered on the Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB) discovered by the Swift satellite. This sample is particularly interesting from a statistical viewpoint since a) it is unbiased as GRBs explode at random positions in the sky, b) it is very deep in the X-ray band (\\fx \\simgt $10^{-15}$ \\ergs) with a position accuracy of a few arc-seconds, c) it will cover a fairly ...

Giommi, P; Cavazzuti, E; Colafrancesco, S; Cutini, S; Gasparrini, D; Massaro, E; Padovani, P; Perri, M; Puccetti, S

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Dark Energy Survey Data Management System  

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The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a project with the goal of building, installing and exploiting a new 74 CCD-camera at the Blanco telescope, in order to study the nature of cosmic acceleration. It will cover 5000 square degrees of the southern hemisphere sky and will record the positions and shapes of 300 million galaxies up to redshift 1.4. The survey will be completed using 525 nights during a 5-year period starting in 2012. About O(1 TB) of raw data will be produced every night, including science and calibration images. The DES data management system has been designed for the processing, calibration and archiving of these data. It is being developed by collaborating DES institutions, led by NCSA. In this contribution, we describe the basic functions of the system, what kind of scientific codes are involved and how the Data Challenge process works, to improve simultaneously the Data Management system algorithms and the Science Working Group analysis codes.

Sevilla, I.; /Madrid, CIEMAT; Armstrong, R.; Jarvis, M.; /Pennsylvania U.; Bertin, E.; /Paris, Inst. Astrophys.; Carlson, A.; Desai, S.; Mohr, J.; /Munich U.; Daues, G.; Gower, M.; Gruendl, R.; Petravick, D.; /Illinois U., Urbana /Illinois U., Urbana /Chicago U. /Fermilab /Brookhaven /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmology with a SKA HI intensity mapping survey  

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HI intensity mapping (IM) is a novel technique capable of mapping the large-scale structure of the Universe in three dimensions and delivering exquisite constraints on cosmology, by using HI as a biased tracer of the dark matter density field. This is achieved by measuring the intensity of the redshifted 21cm line over the sky in a range of redshifts without the requirement to resolve individual galaxies. In this chapter, we investigate the potential of SKA1 to deliver HI intensity maps over a broad range of frequencies and a substantial fraction of the sky. By pinning down the baryon acoustic oscillation and redshift space distortion features in the matter power spectrum -- thus determining the expansion and growth history of the Universe -- these surveys can provide powerful tests of dark energy models and modifications to General Relativity. They can also be used to probe physics on extremely large scales, where precise measurements of spatial curvature and primordial non-Gaussianity can be used to test inflation; on small scales, by measuring the sum of neutrino masses; and at high redshifts where non-standard evolution models can be probed. We discuss the impact of foregrounds as well as various instrumental and survey design parameters on the achievable constraints. In particular we analyse the feasibility of using the SKA1 autocorrelations to probe the large-scale signal.

Mario G. Santos; Philip Bull; David Alonso; Stefano Camera; Pedro G. Ferreira; Gianni Bernardi; Roy Maartens; Matteo Viel; Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro; Filipe B. Abdalla; Matt Jarvis; R. Benton Metcalf; A. Pourtsidou; Laura Wolz

2015-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The C-Band All-Sky Survey (C-BASS): design and implementation of the northern receiver  

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......we turn the voltage signal generator on and off, and record the...dominated by fluctuations in atmospheric emission, which we have measured...5GHz is a weak function of atmospheric conditions under typical conditions...the CMB. The precipitable water vapour at OVRO is typically......

O. G. King; Michael E. Jones; E. J. Blackhurst; C. Copley; R. J. Davis; C. Dickinson; C. M. Holler; M. O. Irfan; J. J. John; J. P. Leahy; J. Leech; S. J. C. Muchovej; T. J. Pearson; M. A. Stevenson; Angela C. Taylor

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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White dwarfs in the SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey: the thin disc, thick disc and spheroid luminosity functions  

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......populations of objects at red bJ iN in Fig. 8 show...2005), SDSSJ0947 (Gates et al. 2004), SSSJ1556...identical luminosities. Gates et al. (2004) performed...2009, AJ, 137, 4149. Gates E. et al., 2004, ApJ...D. , Smith J. A., Wood M. A., Hintzen P......

N. Rowell; N. C. Hambly

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Extreme Drought and Megafires on Sky Island Conifer Forests of the Peninsular Ranges, Southern California.  

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??Conifer populations in the Peninsular Range of southern California and Baja California form isolated biogeographic "sky-islands" on mountains with orographic enhanced precipitation. Fire suppression management… (more)

Goforth, Brett Russell

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

The Basics of Digital Forensics: The Primer for Getting Started in Digital Forensics, 1st edition  

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The Basics of Digital Forensics provides a foundation for people new to the digital forensics field. This book teaches you how to conduct examinations by discussing what digital forensics is, the methodologies used, key technical concepts and ...

John Sammons

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Bluer Skies and Brighter Days: The U.S. and India Collaborate in First  

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Bluer Skies and Brighter Days: The U.S. and India Collaborate in Bluer Skies and Brighter Days: The U.S. and India Collaborate in First Long-Term Climate Experiment Bluer Skies and Brighter Days: The U.S. and India Collaborate in First Long-Term Climate Experiment June 27, 2011 - 12:42pm Addthis ARM Mobile Facility instrumentation is installed in June 2011 at the ARIES Observatory in Nainital, India, for the Ganges Valley Aerosol Experiment (GVAX). | Courtesy of ARM.gov ARM Mobile Facility instrumentation is installed in June 2011 at the ARIES Observatory in Nainital, India, for the Ganges Valley Aerosol Experiment (GVAX). | Courtesy of ARM.gov Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science What are the key facts? Energy Department's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility recently deployed its mobile facility to

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Use of Aeronet Aerosol Retrievals to Calculate Clear-Sky Irradiance at the Surface  

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AERONET Aerosol Retrievals to AERONET Aerosol Retrievals to Calculate Clear-Sky Irradiance at the Surface G. L. Schuster National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia O. Dubovik National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics Greenbelt, Maryland Motivation The worldwide aerosol robotic network (AERONET) of ground-based radiometers was developed (in part) as a satellite validation tool (Holben et al. 1998). These sites utilize spectral sky-scanning radiometers, providing more information for aerosol retrievals than conventional sunphotometer measurements. The use of the almucantar sky radiance scans in conjunction with the aerosol optical thicknesses are the basis of the AERONET Dubovik retrievals, which provide the aerosol size

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A SEARCH FOR CONCENTRIC CIRCLES IN THE 7 YEAR WILKINSON MICROWAVE ANISOTROPY PROBE TEMPERATURE SKY MAPS  

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In this Letter, we search for concentric circles with low variance in cosmic microwave background sky maps. The detection of such circles would hint at new physics beyond the current cosmological concordance model, which states that the universe is isotropic and homogeneous, and filled with Gaussian fluctuations. We first describe a set of methods designed to detect such circles, based on matched filters and {chi}{sup 2} statistics, and then apply these methods to the best current publicly available data, the 7 year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) temperature sky maps. We compare the observations with an ensemble of 1000 Gaussian {Lambda}CDM simulations. Based on these tests, we conclude that the WMAP sky maps are fully compatible with the Gaussian and isotropic hypothesis as measured by low-variance ring statistics.

Wehus, I. K. [Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1048 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo (Norway); Eriksen, H. K., E-mail: i.k.wehus@fys.uio.no [Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1029 Blindern, N-0315 Oslo (Norway)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sky maps without anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background are a better fit to WMAP's uncalibrated time ordered data than the official sky maps  

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The purpose of this reanalysis of the WMAP uncalibrated time ordered data (TOD) was two fold. The first was to reassess the reliability of the detection of the anisotropies in the official WMAP sky maps of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The second was to assess the performance of a proposed criterion in avoiding systematic error in detecting a signal of interest. The criterion was implemented by testing the null hypothesis that the uncalibrated TOD was consistent with no anisotropies when WMAP's hourly calibration parameters were allowed to vary. It was shown independently for all 20 WMAP channels that sky maps with no anisotropies were a better fit to the TOD than those from the official analysis. The recently launched Planck satellite should help sort out this perplexing result.

Keith S. Cover

2009-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Charter: Enabling Collaboration to Achieve National Digital Preservation  

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is great. The time for an alliance is now. References Gantz,Digital Stewardship Alliance Charter: Enabling Collaborationforming a national stewardship alliance of committed digital

Anderson, Martha; Gallinger, Michelle; Potter, Abigail

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Digital Networks: Electronics and Beyond  

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Digital Networks: Electronics and Beyond Digital Networks: Electronics and Beyond Speaker(s): Bruce Nordman Date: January 9, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 For the last five years or so, I have made digital networks my prime research focus. For the most part, this has concentrated on IT networks as with PCs and servers, and the network interfaces and network devices that enable it. I will outline how to think about networks as they collide with energy use and efficiency, and report on the several projects we have underway in this area. Networks have a unique relationship to industry standards and I will outline some of the challenges and opportunities this brings. In addition, we have the looming prospect of the networking of many non-electronic loads in buildings (particularly lighting and climate

349

Precision digital pulse phase generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A timing generator comprises a crystal oscillator connected to provide an output reference pulse. A resistor-capacitor combination is connected to provide a variable-delay output pulse from an input connected to the crystal oscillator. A phase monitor is connected to provide duty-cycle representations of the reference and variable-delay output pulse phase. An operational amplifier drives a control voltage to the resistor-capacitor combination according to currents integrated from the phase monitor and injected into summing junctions. A digital-to-analog converter injects a control current into the summing junctions according to an input digital control code. A servo equilibrium results that provides a phase delay of the variable-delay output pulse to the output reference pulse that linearly depends on the input digital control code. 2 figs.

McEwan, T.E.

1996-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision digital pulse phase generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A timing generator comprises a crystal oscillator connected to provide an output reference pulse. A resistor-capacitor combination is connected to provide a variable-delay output pulse from an input connected to the crystal oscillator. A phase monitor is connected to provide duty-cycle representations of the reference and variable-delay output pulse phase. An operational amplifier drives a control voltage to the resistor-capacitor combination according to currents integrated from the phase monitor and injected into summing junctions. A digital-to-analog converter injects a control current into the summing junctions according to an input digital control code. A servo equilibrium results that provides a phase delay of the variable-delay output pulse to the output reference pulse that linearly depends on the input digital control code.

McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital control of HVDC converters  

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This paper presents the project of a completely digital HVDC converter controller based on a 16-bit microcomputer. It was decided to achieve as much as possible by software in order to minimize functions performed by external hardware. The presented design comprises software programmed functions such as a PID current control amplifier, voltage dependent current order limiters and an alpha-minimum symmetrization unit, among others. HVDC control principles are briefly reviewed and a detailed description of both the hardware and software structure of the controller is presented. The digital controller was implemented in an HVDC simulator and several dynamic performance tests demonstrated the efficiency of the proposed methodology.

Pilotto, L.A.S.; Roitman, M.; Alves, J.E.R.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Ground-based zenith sky abundances and in situ gas cross sections for ozone and nitrogen dioxide  

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Ground-based zenith sky abundances and in situ gas cross sections for ozone and nitrogen dioxide, in situ ambient absorption gas cell mea- surements for ozone and nitrogen dioxide, and ground-based zenith for ozone and nitrogen dioxide that are retrieved from measured spectra of the zenith sky

Dirksen, Ruud

353

SNLS3: Constraints on Dark Energy Combining the Supernova Legacy Survey Three-year Data with Other Probes  

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We present observational constraints on the nature of dark energy using the Supernova Legacy Survey three-year sample (SNLS3) of Guy et al. and Conley et al. We use the 472 Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) in this sample, accounting for recently discovered correlations between SN Ia luminosity and host galaxy properties, and include the effects of all identified systematic uncertainties directly in the cosmological fits. Combining the SNLS3 data with the full WMAP7 power spectrum, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey luminous red galaxy power spectrum, and a prior on the Hubble constant H 0 from SHOES, in a flat universe we find ? m = 0.269 ± 0.015 and w = –1.061+0.069 – 0.068 (where the uncertainties include all statistical and SN Ia systematic errors)—a 6.5% measure of the dark energy equation-of-state parameter w. The statistical and systematic uncertainties are approximately equal, with the systematic uncertainties dominated by the photometric calibration of the SN Ia fluxes—without these calibration effects, systematics contribute only a ~2% error in w. When relaxing the assumption of flatness, we find ? m = 0.271 ± 0.015, ? k = –0.002 ± 0.006, and w = –1.069+0.091 – 0.092. Parameterizing the time evolution of w as w(a) = w 0 + wa (1 – a) gives w 0 = –0.905 ± 0.196, wa = –0.984+1.094 – 1.097 in a flat universe. All of our results are consistent with a flat, w = –1 universe. The size of the SNLS3 sample allows various tests to be performed with the SNe segregated according to their light curve and host galaxy properties. We find that the cosmological constraints derived from these different subsamples are consistent. There is evidence that the coefficient, ?, relating SN Ia luminosity and color, varies with host parameters at >4? significance (in addition to the known SN luminosity-host relation); however, this has only a small effect on the cosmological results and is currently a subdominant systematic.

M. Sullivan; J. Guy; A. Conley; N. Regnault; P. Astier; C. Balland; S. Basa; R. G. Carlberg; D. Fouchez; D. Hardin; I. M. Hook; D. A. Howell; R. Pain; N. Palanque-Delabrouille; K. M. Perrett; C. J. Pritchet; J. Rich; V. Ruhlmann-Kleider; D. Balam; S. Baumont; R. S. Ellis; S. Fabbro; H. K. Fakhouri; N. Fourmanoit; S. González-Gaitán; M. L. Graham; M. J. Hudson; E. Hsiao; T. Kronborg; C. Lidman; A. M. Mourao; J. D. Neill; S. Perlmutter; P. Ripoche; N. Suzuki; E. S. Walker

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding human mobility patterns from digital traces  

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Our current digital age is characterized by the shift from traditional industry to an economy based on the information computerization. The sweeping changes brought about by digital computing have provided new data sources ...

Yang, Yingxiang, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Personalized Collaborative Digital Library Environment  

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We envisage a Digital Library not only as an information resource where ... but also as a collaborative working and meeting space. We present a personalized collaborative Digital Library environment, where users ...

M. Elena Renda; Umberto Straccia

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Harnessing the Currents of the Digital Ocean  

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The digital revolution concerns the shift in human history that allows the transformation of experiential inputs and work products into digital form that can be immediately collected, modified, moved, stored, ...

John T. Behrens; Kristen E. DiCerbo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

TDS3000C Series Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes  

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xx TDS3000C Series Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes ZZZ User Manual *P071230802* 071-2308-02 #12;#12;TDS3000C Series Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes ZZZ User Manual xx www.tektronix.com 071-2308-02 #12

Kleinfeld, David

358

An Overview of Digital Audio Workstations  

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Since the late 1980s, the digital audio workstation (DAW) has virtually revolutionized the routine editing, signal processing, and assembly of digital program material in the postproduction environment. The DAW r...

John M. Eargle

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Bit Rate Digital Coding of Audio  

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Low bit rate digital coding, also known as perceptual coding, makes use of several psychoacoustical masking phenomena to reduce the bit rate required to transmit digital audio. The need for such te...

John M. Eargle

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A generalized algorithm for retrieving cloudy sky skin temperature from satellite thermal infrared radiances  

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A generalized algorithm for retrieving cloudy sky skin temperature from satellite thermal infrared Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Abstract. A physical algorithm that of Jin [2000]. Two neighboring pixels over the same land cover have a difference in temperature largely

Jin, Menglin

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361

Einstein@Home all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in LIGO S5 data  

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This paper presents results of an all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the frequency range [50,1?190]??Hz and with frequency derivative range of ?[-20,1.1]×10[superscript -10]??Hz?s[superscript -1] for the ...

Barsotti, Lisa

362

All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the full S5 LIGO data  

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We report on an all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the frequency band 50–800 Hz and with the frequency time derivative in the range of 0 through -6×10[superscript -9]??Hz/s. Such a signal could be produced ...

Barsotti, Lisa

363

Diagnostic analysis of atmospheric moisture and clear-sky radiative feedback in the Hadley  

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Diagnostic analysis of atmospheric moisture and clear-sky radiative feedback in the Hadley Centre and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) climate models Richard P. Allan Hadley Centre, Met Office Jersey, USA A. Slingo1 Hadley Centre, Met Office, Bracknell, UK Received 23 July 2001; revised 20

Allan, Richard P.

364

The Animated Gamma-ray Sky Revealed by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope  

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The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has been observing the sky in gamma-rays since August 2008.  In addition to breakthrough capabilities in energy coverage (20 MeV-300 GeV) and angular resolution, the wide field of view of the Large Area Telescope enables observations of 20% of the sky at any instant, and of the whole sky every three hours. It has revealed a very animated sky with bright gamma-ray bursts flashing and vanishing in minutes, powerful active galactic nuclei flaring over hours and days, many pulsars twinkling in the Milky Way, and X-ray binaries shimmering along their orbit. Most of these variable sources had not been seen by the Fermi predecessor, EGRET, and the wealth of new data already brings important clues to the origin of the high-energy emission and particles powered by the compact objects. The telescope also brings crisp images of the bright gamma-ray emission produced by cosmic-ray interactions in the interstellar medium, thus allowing to measure the cosmic nuclei and electron spectra across the Galaxy, to weigh interstellar clouds, in particular in the dark-gas phase. The telescope sensitivity at high energy will soon provide useful constraints on dark-matter annihilations in a variety of environments. I will review the current results and future prospects of the Fermi mission.

Isabelle Grenier

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Money A divine gift  

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Digital Money A divine gift or Satan's malicious tool? J¨org Kienzle jkienzle@di.epfl.ch Adrian #12; #12; Contents 1 Prolog 1 2 Introduction 1 3 About Money 2 3.1 The History Of Money Of A Money Economy : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 3 3.4 Money Standard

Perrig, Adrian

366

Digital Money A divine gift  

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Digital Money A divine gift or Satan's malicious tool? Jorg Kienzle jkienzle@di.ep .ch Adrian Prolog 1 2 Introduction 1 3 About Money 2 3.1 The History Of Money Of A Money Economy : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 3 3.4 Money Standard

Perrig, Adrian

367

Mapping the global digital divide  

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The global digital divide as a concept is intuitively understood by most academicians, politicians and public policy makers. However, to date little empirical work exists to explain differences in per country access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). The research that does exist places heavy influence on the impact of country wealth, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, on the diffusion of ICTs. While GDP per capita certainly influences the diffusion of ICTs within a country, it is not the sole determinant of a country's location versus other countries vis-a-vis the global digital divide. To investigate and map the global digital divide, as it currently exists, the authors utilise model-based cluster analysis to determine cohorts of countries based on three variables: personal computers per 100 population, internet users per 100 population and internet bandwidth per person. The results indicate that the global digital divide consists of four tiers. And although all of the developed countries are included in the first tier, some surprising results are obtained. Implications of the results are discussed and directions for future research are provided.

D. Steven White; Angappa Gunasekaran; Timothy P. Shea; Godwin C. Ariguzo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Costume construction for digital characters  

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This paper attempts to gauge how effectively two top-of-the-line cloth simulation programs - MIRALab's MIRA Cloth and Alias/Wavefront's Maya Cloth - could be used by an artist trained in theatrical costume construction to create a digital costume...

Ellison, Barbara Lynn

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

369

Digital Control Computers In Analytical Chemistry  

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Digital Control Computers In Analytical Chemistry ... Time-Sharing Minicomputer Data Acquisition-Processing System ... Automation of organic elemental analysis ...

Jack W. Frazer

1968-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A WFI survey in the Chamaeleon II dark cloud  

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We present the results of an optical multi-band survey for low-mass Pre-Main Sequence (PMS) stars and young Brown Dwarfs (BDs) in the Chamaeleon II (Cha II) dark cloud. This survey constitutes the complementary optical data to the c2d Spitzer Legacy survey in Cha II. Using the Wide-Field Imager (WFI) at the ESO 2.2m telescope, we surveyed a sky area of about 1.75 square degrees in Cha II. The region was observed in the Rc, Ic and z broad-bands, in H-alpha and in two medium-band filters centered at 856 and 914 nm. We select PMS star and young BD candidates using colour-magnitude diagrams (CMDs) and theoretical isochrones reproduced ad-hoc for the WFI at the ESO2.2m telescope system. The selection criteria are also reinforced by using the previously known PMS stars in Cha II to define the PMS locus on the CMDs and by investigating the infrared (IR) colours of the candidates. By exploiting the WFI intermediate-band photometry we also estimate the effective temperature and the level of H-alpha emission of the can...

Spezzi, L; Frasca, A; Covino, E; Gandolfi, D

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

XSEDE Cloud Survey Report  

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XSEDE Cloud Survey Report David Lifka, Cornell Center for Advanced Computing Ian Foster, ANL, ANL and The University of Chicago A National Science Foundation-sponsored cloud user survey was conducted from September 2012 to April 2013 by the XSEDE Cloud Integration Investigation Team to better

Walter, M.Todd

372

Portable digital libraries on an ipod  

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This paper describes the facilities we built to run a self-contained digital library on an iPod. The digital library software used was the open source package Greenstone, and the paper highlights the technical problems that were encountered and solved. ... Keywords: greenstone, ipod, mobile digital libraries, open source

David Bainbridge; Steve Jones; Sam McIntosh; Matt Jones; Ian H. Witten

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NASA Customer Satisfaction Survey  

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Customer Satisfaction Survey Customer Satisfaction Survey NASA's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) would like to encourage you to participate in the NASA ESDIS 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Survey. The ORNL DAAC is one of twelve data centers sponsored by NASA's Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) project. The ESDIS project uses the results of this survey to evaluate our success and to determine where improvements are needed. Invitations will be sent to you, our users, from CFI Group [CFI Group on behalf of NASA (NASA@jangomail.com)] during the week of August 20, 2013. Each invitation will reference us as "ORNL DAAC / FLUXNET", and contain a unique secure link to this Web-based anonymous survey. We encourage you to participate!

374

Building Technologies Residential Survey  

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Introduction A telephone survey of 1,025 residential occupants was administered in late October for the Building Technologies Program (BT) to gather information on residential occupant attitudes, behaviors, knowledge, and perceptions. The next section, Survey Results, provides an overview of the responses, with major implications and caveats. Additional information is provided in three appendices as follows: - Appendix A -- Summary Response: Provides summary tabular data for the 13 questions that, with subparts, comprise a total of 25 questions. - Appendix B -- Benchmark Data: Provides a benchmark by six categories to the 2001 Residential Energy Consumption Survey administered by EIA. These were ownership, heating fuel, geographic location, race, household size and income. - Appendix C -- Background on Survey Method: Provides the reader with an understanding of the survey process and interpretation of the results.

Secrest, Thomas J.

2005-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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tthhee WWoorrlldd!! Summer 2011 Star Party Calendar * Shorts From Down Under * Astro Trivia * Deep Sky Project * Building A Home Observatory * Sky Sketching * Cleaning Optics *Short Subjects *Star People Treasures * Golden State Star Party * Periodic Error * Laser Collimation * MSRAL * Stationary Eyepiece

Blaber, Michael

376

Can a galaxy redshift survey measure dark energy clustering?  

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A wide-field galaxy redshift survey allows one to probe galaxy clustering at largest spatial scales, which carries invaluable information on horizon-scale physics complementarily to the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Assuming the planned survey consisting of z?1 and z?3 surveys with areas of 2000 and 300??deg2, respectively, we study the prospects for probing dark energy clustering from the measured galaxy power spectrum, assuming the dynamical properties of dark energy are specified in terms of the equation of state and the effective sound speed ce in the context of an adiabatic cold dark dominated matter model. The dark energy clustering adds a power to the galaxy power spectrum amplitude at spatial scales greater than the sound horizon, and the enhancement is sensitive to redshift evolution of the net dark energy density, i.e. the equation of state. We find that the galaxy survey, when combined with CMB expected from the Planck satellite mission, can distinguish dark energy clustering from a smooth dark energy model such as the quintessence model (ce=1), when ce?0.04 (0.02) in the case of the constant equation of state w0=-0.9 (-0.95). An ultimate full-sky survey of z?1 galaxies allows the detection when ce?0.08 (0.04) for w0=0.9 (-0.95). These forecasts show a compatible power with an all-sky CMB and galaxy cross correlation that probes the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect. We also investigate a degeneracy between the dark energy clustering and the nonrelativistic neutrinos implied from the neutrino oscillation experiments, because the two effects both induce a scale-dependent modification in the galaxy power spectrum shape at largest spatial scales accessible from the galaxy survey. It is shown that a wider redshift coverage can efficiently separate the two effects by utilizing the different redshift dependences, where dark energy clustering is apparent only at low redshifts z?1.

Masahiro Takada

2006-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A National Survey of Stress Reactions after the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks  

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...population represented in the March 2001 Current Population Survey, our sample slightly overrepresented women, non-Hispanic whites, and persons with higher levels of education and household income, which is typical of samples selected by means of random-digit dialing. As a sensitivity analysis, we repeated... After the September 11 terrorist attacks, Americans experienced symptoms of psychological stress. This survey of U.S. adults performed just five days after the attacks quantifies the extent of the stress reactions.

Schuster M.A.; Stein B.D.; Jaycox L.H.

2001-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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National Seafood Consumption Survey: Overview of Survey Methodology & Implementation Strategy  

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National Seafood Consumption Survey: Overview of Survey Methodology & Implementation Strategy Methodology The primary objective of NOAA Fisheries National Seafood Consumption Survey was to gather information about people's purchase and consumption behaviors of various seafood products. These behavioral

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Spectral Energy Distributions of M81 Globular Clusters in BATC Multicolor Survey  

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In this paper, we give the spectral energy distributions of 42 M81 globular clusters in 13 intermediate-band filters from 4000 to 10000 A, using the CCD images of M81 observed as part of the BATC multicolor survey of the Sky. The BATC multicolor filter system is specifically designed to exclude most of the bright and variable night-sky emission lines including the OH forest. Hence, it can present accurate SEDs of the observed objects. These spectral energy distributions are low-resolution spectra, and can reflect the stellar populations of the globular clusters. This paper confirms the conclusions of Schroder et al. that, M81 contains clusters as young as a few Gyrs, which also were observed in both M31 and M33

Ma, J; Chen, J; Jiang, Z; Wu, J; Zhang, T; Zhou, X; Burstein, David; Chen, Jiansheng; Jiang, Zhaoji; Ma, Jun; Wu, Jianghua; Zhang, Tianmen; Zhou, Xu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What causes the excessive response of clear-sky greenhouse effect to El Nin~o warming in Community Atmosphere Models?  

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What causes the excessive response of clear-sky greenhouse effect to El Nin~o warming in Community-sky greenhouse effect to El Nin~o warming in the Community Atmosphere Models (CAMs), the response of both water in the lapse rate response to the discrepancies seen in the clear-sky greenhouse effect. The results confirm

Sun, Dezheng

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BRIGHT 22 ?m EXCESS CANDIDATES FROM THE WISE ALL-SKY CATALOG AND THE HIPPARCOS MAIN CATALOG  

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In this paper, we present a catalog that includes 141 bright candidates (?10.27 mag, V band) showing an excess of infrared (IR) at 22 ?m. Of these 141 candidates, 38 stars are known IR-excess stars or disks, 23 stars are double or multiple stars, and 4 are Be stars while the remaining more than 70 stars are identified as 22 ?m excess candidates in our work. The criterion for selecting candidates is K{sub s} – [22]{sub ?m}. All these candidates are selected from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer all-sky data cross-correlated with the Hipparcos main catalog and the likelihood-ratio technique is employed. Considering the effect of background, we introduce the IRAS 100 ?m level to exclude the high background. We also estimate the coincidence probability of these sources. In addition, we present the optical to mid-IR spectral energy distributions and optical images for all the candidates, and give the observed optical spectra of six stars with the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences' 2.16 m telescope. To measure for the amount of dust around each star, the fractional luminosity is also provided. We also test whether our method of selecting IR-excess stars can be used to search for extra-solar planets; we cross-match our catalog with known IR-excess stars with planets but found no matches. Finally, we give the fraction of stars showing excess IR for different spectral types of main-sequence stars.

Wu, Chao-Jian; Wu, Hong; Lam, Man-I; Yang, Ming; Gao, Liang [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China); Wen, Xiao-Qing [Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China); Li, Shuo [Department of Astronomy, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Zhang, Tong-Jie [Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China)

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NEPA COMPLIANCE SURVEY  

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f8J 0 Hazardous A. ir Pollutants? Is the project subject to emissions limitations in an Air Quality 0 f8J 0 Control Region? 2 Revised on: 1111212008 NEPA COMPLIANCE SURVEY Impacts...

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Operations Improvement Surveys  

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-1981 timeframe. The first 20% of energy savings, versus the 1972 reference, had already been captured or was in progress via conventional energy conservation methods. The site energy surveys identified attractive investments to save a second 20% of energy use...

Guide, J. J.; O'Brien, W. J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - abe midex mission Sample Search Results  

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11 A high-throughput, high-resolution spectrometer for mapping the heliopause and 3-D Solar Wind using He+ 30.4nm Summary: -megapixel digital event counter Example Sky Survey...

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Gamma-ray bursts and dark energy–dark matter interaction  

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......on a putative coupling between dark energy and dark matter. Type Ia supernovae constraints from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II (SDSS-II) first-year results...general|cosmological parameters|dark energy|dark matter| 1 INTRODUCTION......

T. Barreiro; O. Bertolami; P. Torres

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Comparison of dark energy models: A perspective from the latest observational data  

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We compare some popular dark energy models under the assumption of a flat ... acoustic oscillation measurement from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the cosmic microwave background measurement given by...H ...

Miao Li; XiaoDong Li; Xin Zhang

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Modifying gravity: you cannot always get what you want  

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...dark matter and dark energy. Each of these...dark matter|dark energy| 1. Introduction...sloan digital sky survey-II supernova results...Conf. in High Energy Physics (ICHEP08...2009Improved dark energy constraints...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmology with a SKA HI intensity mapping survey  

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HI intensity mapping (IM) is a novel technique capable of mapping the large-scale structure of the Universe in three dimensions and delivering exquisite constraints on cosmology, by using HI as a biased tracer of the dark matter density field. This is achieved by measuring the intensity of the redshifted 21cm line over the sky in a range of redshifts without the requirement to resolve individual galaxies. In this chapter, we investigate the potential of SKA1 to deliver HI intensity maps over a broad range of frequencies and a substantial fraction of the sky. By pinning down the baryon acoustic oscillation and redshift space distortion features in the matter power spectrum -- thus determining the expansion and growth history of the Universe -- these surveys can provide powerful tests of dark energy models and modifications to General Relativity. They can also be used to probe physics on extremely large scales, where precise measurements of spatial curvature and primordial non-Gaussianity can be used to test in...

Santos, Mario G; Alonso, David; Camera, Stefano; Ferreira, Pedro G; Bernardi, Gianni; Maartens, Roy; Viel, Matteo; Villaescusa-Navarro, Francisco; Abdalla, Filipe B; Jarvis, Matt; Metcalf, R Benton; Pourtsidou, A; Wolz, Laura

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking survey for recycling.  

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This report describes the methodology, analysis and conclusions of a comparison survey of recycling programs at ten Department of Energy sites including Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM). The goal of the survey was to compare SNL/NM's recycling performance with that of other federal facilities, and to identify activities and programs that could be implemented at SNL/NM to improve recycling performance.

Marley, Margie Charlotte; Mizner, Jack Harry

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

BASF's Energy Survey Methodology  

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BASF?s Energy Survey Methodology Thomas R. Theising BASF Corporation operates several dozen manufacturing Sites within NAFTA and periodically conducts Energy Surveys at each Site. Although these manufacturing sites represent a variety.... Brainstorming activities always follow the walk-through time to capture as many findings as possible. A ranking process is then applied to extract those 20% of the ideas worth the bulk of the savings. A methodology of developing quick economics is applied...

Theising, T. R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research (4STAR)  

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Ames: Phil Russell, Jens Redemann, NASA Ames: Phil Russell, Jens Redemann, Ames: Phil Russell, Jens Redemann, NASA Ames: Phil Russell, Jens Redemann, Steve Dunagan, Roy Johnson: Steve Dunagan, Roy Johnson: Battelle PND: Connor Flynn, Beat Schmid, Battelle PND: Connor Flynn, Beat Schmid, Evgueni Kassianov Evgueni Kassianov NASA GSFC: Alexander Sinyuk, Brent NASA GSFC: Alexander Sinyuk, Brent Holben Holben , , & AERONET Team & AERONET Team Collaboration involving: Collaboration involving: NASA Ames, Battelle PND, NASA GSFC NASA Ames, Battelle PND, NASA GSFC 4S 4S TAR TAR : : S S pectrometer for pectrometer for S S ky ky - - S S canning, canning, S S un un - - T T racking racking A A tmospheric tmospheric R R esearch esearch 4STAR: 4STAR: Spectrometer Spectrometer for for Sky Sky - - Scanning Scanning , , Sun Sun - - Tracking Tracking Atmospheric Research Atmospheric Research

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Electronic Survey Methodology Page 1 Electronic Survey Methodology  

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Electronic Survey Methodology Page 1 Electronic Survey Methodology: A Case Study in Reaching Hard, Maryland preece@umbc.edu 2002 © Andrews, Nonnecke and Preece #12;Electronic Survey Methodology Page 2 Conducting Research on the Internet: Electronic survey Design, Development and Implementation Guidelines

Nonnecke, Blair

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MARSAME Develop A Survey Design 4 DEVELOP A SURVEY DESIGN  

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MARSAME Develop A Survey Design 4 DEVELOP A SURVEY DESIGN 4.1 Introduction Once a decision rule has been developed, a disposition survey can be designed for the impacted materials and equipment (M costly and time-consuming development of redundant survey designs. The evaluation of existing SOPs

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Susceptibility of digital instrumentation and control systems to disruption by electromagnetic interference  

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The potential for disruption of safety-related digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems by electromagnetic interference/radio-frequency interference (EMI/RFI) bears directly on the safe operation of advanced reactors. It is anticipated that the use of digital I&C equipment for safety and control functions will be substantially greater for advanced reactor designs than for current-generation nuclear reactors, which primarily use analog I&C equipment. In the absence of significant operational experience, the best available indication of the potential vulnerability of advanced digital safety systems to EMI/RFI comes from environmental testing of an experimental digital safety channel (EDSC) by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The EDSC is a prototypical system representative of advanced reactor safety system designs with regard to architecture, functionality and communication protocols, and board and component fabrication technologies. An understanding of the electromagnetic environment to be expected for advanced reactors can be drawn from ORNL`s survey of ambient EMI/RFI conditions in the current Generation of nuclear power plants. A summary of the results from these research efforts is reported in this paper. The lessons learned from the EMI/RFI survey and the EDSC tests contribute significantly to determining the best approach to assuring electromagnetic compatibility for the safety-related I&C systems of advanced reactors. 16 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

Kercel, S.W.; Korsah, K.; Wood, R.T. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Susceptibility of digital instrumentation and control systems to disruption by electromagnetic interference  

SciTech Connect

The potential for disruption of safety-related digital instrumentation and control (I and C) systems by electromagnetic interference/radio-frequency interface (EMI/RFI) bears directly on the safe operation of advanced reactors. It is anticipated that the use of digital I and C equipment for safety and control functions will be substantially greater for advanced reactor designs than for current-generation nuclear reactors, which primarily use analog I and C equipment. In the absence of significant operational experience, the best available indication of the potential vulnerability of advanced digital safety systems to EMI/RFI comes from environmental testing of an experimental digital safety channel (EDSC) by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The EDSC is a prototypical system representative of advanced reactor safety system designs with regard to architecture, functionality and communication protocols, and board and component fabrication technologies. An understanding of the electromagnetic environment to be expected for advanced reactors can be drawn from ORNL`s survey of ambient EMI/RFI conditions in the current generation of nuclear power plants. A summary of the results from these research efforts is reported in this paper. The lessons learned from the EMI/RFI survey and the EDSC tests contribute significantly to determining the best approach to assuring electromagnetic compatibility for the safety-related I and C systems of advanced reactors.

Kercel, S.W.; Korsah, K.; Wood, R.T.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

SkyMouse: A smart interface for astronomical on-line resources and services  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

With the development of network and the World Wide Web (WWW), the Internet has been growing and changing dramatically. More and more on-line database systems and different kinds of services are available for astronomy research. How to help users find their way through the jungle of information services becomes an important challenge. Although astronomers have been aware of the importance of interoperability and introduced the concept of Virtual Observatory as a uniform environment for future astronomical on-line resources and services, transparent access to heterogeneous on-line information is still difficult. SkyMouse is a lightweight interface for distributed astronomical on-line resources and services, which is designed and developed by us, i.e., Chinese Virtual Observatory Project. Taking advantage of screen word-capturing technology, different kinds of information systems can be queried through simple mouse actions, and results are returned in a uniform web page. SkyMouse is an easy to use application, aiming to show basic information or to create a comprehensive overview of a specific astronomical object. In this paper current status of on-line resources and services access is reviewed; system architecture, features and functions of SkyMouse are described; challenges for intelligent interface for on-line astronomical resources and services are discussed.

Chen-Zhou CUI; Hua-Ping SUN; Yong-Heng ZHAO; Yu LUO; Da-Zhi QI

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

397

Exploring the Outer Solar System with the ESSENCE Supernova Survey  

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We report the discovery and orbital determination of 14 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) from the ESSENCE Supernova Survey difference imaging data set. Two additional objects discovered in a similar search of the SDSS-II Supernova Survey database were recovered in this effort. ESSENCE repeatedly observed fields far from the solar system ecliptic (-21{sup o} < {beta} < -5{sup o}), reaching limiting magnitudes per observation of I {approx} 23.1 and R {approx} 23.7. We examine several of the newly detected objects in detail, including 2003 UC{sub 414}, which orbits entirely between Uranus and Neptune and lies very close to a dynamical region that would make it stable for the lifetime of the solar system. 2003 SS{sub 422} and 2007 TA{sub 418} have high eccentricities and large perihelia, making them candidate members of an outer class of TNOs. We also report a new member of the 'extended' or 'detached' scattered disk, 2004 VN{sub 112}, and verify the stability of its orbit using numerical simulations. This object would have been visible to ESSENCE for only {approx}2% of its orbit, suggesting a vast number of similar objects across the sky. We emphasize that off-ecliptic surveys are optimal for uncovering the diversity of such objects, which in turn will constrain the history of gravitational influences that shaped our early solar system.

Becker, A.C.; /Washington U., Seattle, Astron. Dept.; Arraki, K.; /Washington U., Seattle, Astron. Dept.; Kaib, N.A.; /Washington U., Seattle, Astron. Dept.; Wood-Vasey, W.M.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Aguilera, C.; /Cerro-Tololo InterAmerican Obs.; Blackman, J.W.; /Australian Natl. U., Canberra; Blondin, S.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Challis, P.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Clocchiatti, A.; /Rio de Janeiro, Pont. U. Catol.; Covarrubias, R.; /Kyushu Sangyo U.; Damke, G.; /Cerro-Tololo InterAmerican Obs.; Davis, T.M.; /Bohr Inst. /Queensland U.; Filippenko, A.V.; /UC, Berkeley; Foley, R.J.; /UC, Berkeley; Garg, A.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys. /Harvard U.; Garnavich, P.M.; /Notre Dame U.; Hicken, M.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys. /Harvard U.; Jha, S.; /Harvard U. /SLAC; Kirshner, R.P.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Krisciunas, K.; /Notre Dame U. /Texas A-M; Leibundgut, B.; /Munich, Tech. U. /UC, Berkeley /NOAO, Tucson /Washington U., Seattle, Astron. Dept. /Fermilab /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys. /Harvard U. /Chile U., Santiago /Ohio State U. /Cerro-Tololo InterAmerican Obs. /Harvard U. /Baltimore, Space Telescope Sci. /Johns Hopkins U. /Australian Natl. U., Canberra /Australian Natl. U., Canberra /Cerro-Tololo InterAmerican Obs. /Munich, Tech. U. /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys. /Harvard U. /Cerro-Tololo InterAmerican Obs. /Texas A-M /Cerro-Tololo InterAmerican Obs.

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

398

All-sky search for gravitational-wave bursts in the first joint LIGO-GEO-Virgo run  

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We present results from an all-sky search for unmodeled gravitational-wave bursts in the data collected by the LIGO, GEO 600 and Virgo detectors between November 2006 and October 2007. The search is performed by three ...

Weiss, Rainer

399

Computations of the tropospheric radiation budget in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico area for clear sky conditions  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Computations of solar heating and infrared cooling for clear sky conditions in the area of the Central American Seas are presented, as based on conventional radiosondes in 1960. Results are discussed with rega...

Stefan L. Hastenrath

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STEP Participant Survey Executive Summary  

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

STEP Participant Survey Executive Summary, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

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The CNOC2 Field Galaxy Redshift Survey  

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The CNOC2 field galaxy redshift survey is designed to provide measurements of the evolution of galaxies and their clustering over the redshift range 0 to 0.7. The sample is spread over four sky patches with a total area of about 1.5 square degrees. Here we report preliminary results based on two of the sky patches, and the redshift range of 0.15 to 0.55. We find that galaxy evolution can be statistically described as nearly pure luminosity evolution of early and intermediate SED types, and nearly pure density evolution of the late SED types. The correlation of blue galaxies relative to red galaxies is similar on large scales but drops by a factor of three on scales less than about 0.3/h mpc, approximately the mean scale of virialization. There is a clear, but small, 60%, change in clustering with 1.4 mag of luminosity. To minimize these population effects in our measurement of clustering evolution, we choose galaxies with M_r^{k,e}<= -20 mag as a population whose members are most likely to be conserved with redshift. Remarkably, the evolution of the clustered density in proper co-ordinates at r < 10/h Mpc, proportional to r_0^gamma (1+z)^3, is best described as a ``de-clustering'', (1+z)^{0.6+/-0.4}. Or equivalently, there is a weak growth of clustering in co-moving co-ordinates, x_0~ (1+z)^{-0.3 +/- 0.2}. This conclusion is supported by the pairwise peculiar velocities which rise slightly, but not significantly, into the past. The Cosmic Virial Theorem applied to the CNOC2 data gives Q Omega_M/b=0.11 +/- 0.04$, where Q is the three point correlation parameter and b the bias. Similarly, galaxy groups have a virial mass-to-light ratio (evolution corrected) of M_{virial}/L_R^{k,e} = 215h Lsun/Msun, or Omega_M=0.15 +/- 0.05.

R. G. Carlberg; H. K. C. Yee; S. L Morris; H. Lin; M. Sawicki; G. Wirth; D. Patton; C. W. Shepherd; E. Ellingson; D. Schade; C. J. Pritchet; F. D. A. Hartwick

1998-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovery of $\\sim$ 9,000 new RR Lyrae in the Southern Catalina Surveys  

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We present the results of a deep, wide-area variability survey in the Southern hemisphere, the first of its kind. As part of the Catalina Sky Surveys, the Siding Spring Survey (SSS) has covered $14,800$ square degrees in the declination range of $-75^{\\circ}\\leq\\delta\\leq-15^{\\circ}$. To mine the enormous SSS dataset efficiently we have developed two algorithms: Automatic Period Selection (APS) and Automatic Fourier Decomposition (AFD), which aim to sharpen the period estimation and produce robust lightcurve models. Armed with the APS and AFD outputs we classify $10,540$ ab-type RR Lyrae (RRab) stars ($\\sim$90% of which are new) across the Southern sky. As well as the positional information we supply photometric metallicities, and unreddened distances. For the RRab stars in the halo, a study of the photometric metallicity distribution reveals a nearly Gaussian shape with a mean metallicity of ${\\rm [Fe/H]}=-1.4$ dex and a dispersion of $0.3$ dex. A spatial study of the RRab metallicities shows no significant ...

Torrealba, G; Drake, A J; Djorgovski, S G; McNaught, R H; Belokurov, V; Koposov, S; Graham, M J; Mahabal, A; Larson, S; Christensen, E

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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J-PAS: The Javalambre-Physics of the Accelerated Universe Astrophysical Survey  

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The Javalambre-Physics of the Accelerated Universe Astrophysical Survey (J-PAS) is a narrow band, very wide field Cosmological Survey to be carried out from the Javalambre Observatory in Spain with a purpose-built, dedicated 2.5m telescope and a 4.7 sq.deg. camera with 1.2Gpix. Starting in late 2015, J-PAS will observe 8500sq.deg. of Northern Sky and measure $0.003(1+z)$ photo-z for $9\\times10^7$ LRG and ELG galaxies plus several million QSOs, sampling an effective volume of $\\sim 14$ Gpc$^3$ up to $z=1.3$ and becoming the first radial BAO experiment to reach Stage IV. J-PAS will detect $7\\times 10^5$ galaxy clusters and groups, setting constrains on Dark Energy which rival those obtained from its BAO measurements. Thanks to the superb characteristics of the site (seeing ~0.7 arcsec), J-PAS is expected to obtain a deep, sub-arcsec image of the Northern sky, which combined with its unique photo-z precision will produce one of the most powerful cosmological lensing surveys before the arrival of Euclid. J-PAS un...

Benitez, N; Moles, M; Sodre, L; Cenarro, J; Marin-Franch, A; Taylor, K; Cristobal, D; Fernandez-Soto, A; de Oliveira, C Mendes; Cepa-Nogue, J; Abramo, L R; Alcaniz, J S; Overzier, R; Hernandez-Monteagudo, C; Alfaro, E J; Kanaan, A; Carvano, J M; Reis, R R R; Gonzalez, E Martinez; Ascaso, B; Ballesteros, F; Xavier, H S; Varela, J; Ederoclite, A; Ramio, H Vazquez; Broadhurst, T; Cypriano, E; Angulo, R; Diego, J M; Zandivarez, A; Diaz, E; Melchior, P; Umetsu, K; Spinelli, P F; Zitrin, A; Coe, D; Yepes, G; Vielva, P; Sahni, V; Marcos-Caballero, A; Kitaura, F Shu; Maroto, A L; Masip, M; Tsujikawa, S; Carneiro, S; Nuevo, J Gonzalez; Carvalho, G C; Reboucas, M J; Carvalho, J C; Abdalla, E; Bernui, A; Pigozzo, C; Ferreira, E G M; Devi, N Chandrachani; Bengaly, C A P; Campista, M; Amorim, A; Asari, N V; Bongiovanni, A; Bonoli, S; Bruzual, G; Cardiel, N; Cava, A; Fernandes, R Cid; Coelho, P; Cortesi, A; Delgado, R G; Garcia, L Diaz; Espinosa, J M R; Galliano, E; Gonzalez-Serrano, J I; Falcon-Barroso, J; Fritz, J; Fernandes, C; Gorgas, J; Hoyos, C; Jimenez-Teja, Y; Lopez-Aguerri, J A; Juan, C Lopez-San; Mateus, A; Molino, A; Novais, P; OMill, A; Oteo, I; Perez-Gonzalez, P G; Poggianti, B; Proctor, R; Ricciardelli, E; Sanchez-Blazquez, P; Storchi-Bergmann, T; Telles, E; Schoennell, W; Trujillo, N; Vazdekis, A; Viironen, K; Daflon, S; Aparicio-Villegas, T; Rocha, D; Ribeiro, T; Borges, M; Martins, S L; Marcolino, W; Martinez-Delgado, D; Perez-Torres, M A; Siffert, B B; Calvao, M O; Sako, M; Kessler, R; Alvarez-Candal, A; De Pra, M; Roig, F; Lazzaro, D; Gorosabel, J; de Oliveira, R Lopes; Lima-Neto, G B; Irwin, J; Liu, J F; Alvarez, E; Balmes, I; Chueca, S; Costa-Duarte, M V; da Costa, A A; Dantas, M L L; Diaz, A Y; Fabregat, J; Ferrari, F; Gavela, B; Gracia, S G; Gruel, N; Gutierrez, J L L; Guzman, R; Hernandez-Fernandez, J D; Herranz, D; Hurtado-Gil, L; Jablonsky, F; Laporte, R; Tiran, L L Le; Licandro, J; Lima, M; Martin, E; Martinez, V; Montero, J J C; Penteado, P; Pereira, C B; Peris, V; Quilis, V; Sanchez-Portal, M; Soja, A C; Solano, E; Torra, J; Valdivielso, L

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring Variety in Digital Collections and the Implications for Digital Preservation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The amount of digital content produced at academic research institutions is large, and libraries and archives at these institutions have a responsibility to bring this digital material under curatorial control in order to ...

Smith, MacKenzie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Behavioral modeling and digital calibration of pipeline analog to digital converters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research focuses on digital calibration of pipeline analog to digital converters (ADCs) and also modeling of error sources and design parameters of pipeline ADCs. Modern applications such as communications systems require high resolution ADCs...

Bilhan, Erkan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

406

Radiological Habits Survey: Dungeness, 2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

exposure 39 4.9 Water based activities 42 5. TERRESTRIAL RADIATION PATHWAYS 44 5.1 Terrestrial survey area.1 Direct radiation survey area 50 6.2 Residential activities 51 6.3 Leisure activities 51 6.4 Commercial 12 2. THE SURVEY 14 2.1 Site activity 14 2.2 Survey objectives 15 2.3 Survey areas 16 2.4 Conduct

407

Information Visualization Within a Digital Video Library  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The Informedia Digital Video Library contains over a thousand hours of video, consuming over a terabyte of disk space. This paper summarizes the multimedia abstractions used...

Michael Christel; David Martin

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Perceptual-components architecture for digital video  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A perceptual-components architecture for digital video partitions the image stream into signal components in a manner analogous to that used in the human visual system. These...

Watson, Andrew B

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Axial Tomography from Digitized Real Time Radiography  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

Axial tomography from digitized real time radiographs provides a useful tool for industrial radiography and tomography. The components of this system are: x-ray source, image intensifier, video camera, video line extractor and digitizer, data storage and reconstruction computers. With this system it is possible to view a two dimensional x-ray image in real time at each angle of rotation and select the tomography plane of interest by choosing which video line to digitize. The digitization of a video line requires less than a second making data acquisition relatively short. Further improvements on this system are planned and initial results are reported.

Zolnay, A. S.; McDonald, W. M.; Doupont, P. A.; McKinney, R. L.; Lee, M. M.

1985-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

410

Digital Power Capital LLC | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Power Capital LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Digital Power Capital LLC Place: Greenwich, Connecticut Zip: 6830 Product: A private equity firm focused on new technologies...

411

NEPA COMPLIANCE SURVEY  

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

Range Management Survey Date: Range Management Survey Date: 12/6/10 DOE Code: 6730.020.0000 Contractor 8067-788 Code: Project Lead: I Anthony Bowler Project Overview We will use a backhoe to get samples for our range management survey. At each site. one or 1. Brief project descnptlon [include anything that two holes will be excavated, and the samples will be taken from 0-1' and 1-2' deep. After could 1mpad the environment] excavating and the samples taken. the remaining soli Will be replaced and tamped back into 2. Legal location place. 3. Duratfon of tile project See attached NPR-3 Maps for preliminary locations : N~ area well 6-A-2\ NVV SW Section 21 . 4. Major equipment to be used f Township 39N, Range 78E) Middle area well 48-1 -Sh (SE SW 34 Township 39N, Range 4 WU-LSIT£5

412

The Dark Energy Survey  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe the Dark Energy Survey (DES), a proposed optical-near infrared survey of 5000 sq. deg of the South Galactic Cap to ~24th magnitude in SDSS griz, that would use a new 3 sq. deg CCD camera to be mounted on the Blanco 4-m telescope at Cerro Telolo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). The survey data will allow us to measure the dark energy and dark matter densities and the dark energy equation of state through four independent methods: galaxy clusters, weak gravitational lensing tomography, galaxy angular clustering, and supernova distances. These methods are doubly complementary: they constrain different combinations of cosmological model parameters and are subject to different systematic errors. By deriving the four sets of measurements from the same data set with a common analysis framework, we will obtain important cross checks of the systematic errors and thereby make a substantial and robust advance in the precision of dark energy measurements.

The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration

2005-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

413

Cloudy Skies  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

J. linn J. linn Space Science and Technology Division Los Alamos National Laboratory iLos Alamos, NM 87545 The earth's weather and climate are influenced strongly by phenomena associated with clouds. Therefore, a general circulation model (GCM) that models the evolution of weather and climate must include an accurate physical model of the clouds. This paper describes our efforts to develop a suitable cloud model. It concentrates on the microphysical processes that determine the evolution of droplet and ice crystal size distributions, precipitation rates, total and condensed water content, and radiative extinction coefficients. We assume a fixed temperature, acloud vertical thickness, and concentrations and size distributions of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and ice condensation nuclei

414

Cloudy Skies  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Analysis of Cloud Radiative Forcing andFeedback Analysis of Cloud Radiative Forcing andFeedback in a Climate General Circulation Model A. A. lacis NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Institute for Space Studies New York, NY 10225 The principal objectives of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program research at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) are 1) to improve and validate the radiation parameterizations in the GISS general circulation model (GCM) through model intercomparisons with line-by-line calculations and through comparisons with ARM observations, 2) to improve the GCM diagnostic output to enable more effective comparisons to global cloud/radiation data sets, and 3) to use ARM Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) data to develop improved parameterization of clouds in the GCM and to study the

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Clear Skies  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

A. A. lacis NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Institute for Space Studies New York, NY 10025 "convective adjustment"takes place. Energy is transported upward within the troposphere...

416

Electric skies?  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... conscious that this concern could put a damper on the growth of their businesses. The Boeing 787, the first exemplar of which is expected to be rolled out of the ... construction — is incorporated, for the first time in civil aviation history, in the Boeing 787. Further improvements in the strength-to-weight ratio of aircraft structures will come ...

2007-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX). Its legacy of UV surveys, and science highlights  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) imaged the sky in the Ultraviolet (UV) for almost a decade, delivering the first sky surveys at these wavelengths. Its database contains far-UV (FUV, $\\lambda$$_{eff}$ $\\sim$ 1528\\AA) and near-UV (NUV, $\\lambda$$_{eff}$ $\\sim$ 2310\\AA) images of most of the sky, including deep UV-mapping of extended galaxies, over 200 million source measurements, and more than 100,000 low-resolution UV spectra. The GALEX archive will remain a long-lasting resource for statistical studies of hot stellar objects, QSOs, star-forming galaxies, nebulae and the interstellar medium. It provides an unprecedented road-map for planning future UV instrumentation and follow-up observing programs in the UV and at other wavelengths. We review the characteristics of the GALEX data, and describe final catalogs and available tools, that facilitate future exploitation of this database. We also recall highlights from the science results uniquely enabled by GALEX data so far.

Bianchi, Luciana

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Ambient intelligence: A survey  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this article we survey ambient intelligence (AmI), including its applications, some of the technologies it uses, and its social and ethical implications. The applications include AmI at home, care of the elderly, healthcare, commerce, and business, ... Keywords: Ambient intelligence, agents, assisted living, multiagent systems, social and ethical issues

Fariba Sadri

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Geological Survey of Canada  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...forms publication No. 679 of the Catalogue of volumes published by the Canadian Survey. It is addressed to the Hon. Clifford Sifton, M.P., Minister of the Interior, and contains many valuable reports of exploratory and geo-266 SCTENCE. FEBRUARY 16...

H. M. AMI.

1900-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

420

Solar Site Survey Toolkit  

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

After a couple outings, a principal technologist at Sandia National Laboratories saw a need for a travel kit that would have the necessary tools to make the task of site surveys more manageable and safer. They have had great success using the kit in the field already.

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421

2010 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey  

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

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Page 1 of 20 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Department of Energy 2010 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey: Trend Report (2006 and 2008 results have been recalculated to exclude Do Not Know/No Basis to Judge responses) Response Summary Surveys Completed 2010 Governmentwide 263,475 2010 Department of Energy 6,648 2008 Department of Energy 6,093 2006 Department of Energy 7,742 This 2010 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Report provides summary results for your department or agency. The results include Positive, Neutral, and Negative response percentages for each survey item. For each of the

422

CMPE 650: Digital Systems Course Master  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CMPE 650: Digital Systems Course Master Prof. Tinoosh Mohsenin ITE 323 tinoosh@umbc.edu 410 and theoretical aspects necessary to design high-speed and energy efficient digital systems. Emphasis is on design systems on an FPGA development board. Topics such as architectures, control, functional units, and circuit

Mohsenin, Tinoosh

423

Addressable Advertising on Digital Television Vincent Dureau  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Addressable Advertising on Digital Television Vincent Dureau Chief Technology Officer, OpenTV 275 of digital technology is having a profound effect on television advertising. While television advertising costs are increasing, its efficiency is decreasing. The traditional models for advertising on television

Masthoff, Judith

424

Digital Forensic Readiness: Are We There Yet?  

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Digital Forensic Readiness: Are We There Yet? Antonis Mouhtaropoulos, Chang-Tsun Li Department.co.za Abstract--Digital Forensic Readiness is defined as the pre- incident plan that deals with an organization for a common forensic readiness standard. This article reviews a number of key initiatives in order to point

Li, Chang-Tsun

425

Digitally Assisted and Hybrid Architectures for RF Transceivers in  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

! #12;15 Digitally assisted CFB, part I · Slowly step through all symbols, and fill LUT. #12;16 Digitally assisted CFB, part II · Transmit using open-loop digital predistortion. · Retrain as needed. #12

Dawson, Joel

426

FACILITY SURVEY & TRANSFER Facility Survey & Transfer Overview  

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

SURVEY & TRANSFER SURVEY & TRANSFER Facility Survey & Transfer Overview Transfer Activities Checklist Pre-Survey Information Request Survey Report Content Detailed Walkdown Checklist Walkdown Checklist Clipboard Aids S & M Checklist Survey Report Example - Hot Storage Garden Survey Report Example - Tritium System Test Assembly Survey Report Example - Calutron Overview As DOE facilities become excess, many that are radioactively and/or chemically contaminated will become candidate for transfer to DOE-EM for deactivation and decommissioning. Requirements and guidance for such transfers are contained in:  DOE Order 430.1B Chg. 2, REAL PROPERTY & ASSET MANAGEMENT  DOE Guide 430.1-5, TRANSITION IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE The transfer process is illustrated in the Transfer Process figure. The purpose here is to provide examples of methods and

427

Federal Digital Strategy | Department of Energy  

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

Federal Digital Strategy Federal Digital Strategy Federal Digital Strategy New expectations require the Federal Government to be ready to deliver and receive digital information and services anytime, anywhere and on any device. It must do so safely, securely, and with fewer resources. To build for the future, the Federal Government has developed a Digital Strategy that embraces the opportunity to innovate more with less, and enables entrepreneurs to better leverage government data to improve the quality of services to the American people. The Energy Department has responded to this challenge through key initiatives that make high-value data sets available through API's that allow programmers to use data to reveal new opportunities and trends, websites that follow best practices for mobile design, and applications

428

Federal Digital Strategy | Department of Energy  

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

Federal Digital Strategy Federal Digital Strategy Federal Digital Strategy New expectations require the Federal Government to be ready to deliver and receive digital information and services anytime, anywhere and on any device. It must do so safely, securely, and with fewer resources. To build for the future, the Federal Government has developed a Digital Strategy that embraces the opportunity to innovate more with less, and enables entrepreneurs to better leverage government data to improve the quality of services to the American people. The Energy Department has responded to this challenge through key initiatives that make high-value data sets available through API's that allow programmers to use data to reveal new opportunities and trends, websites that follow best practices for mobile design, and applications

429

Requesting a Digital ID | Department of Energy  

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

Requesting a Digital ID Requesting a Digital ID Requesting a Digital ID Step One - Registering with MIS To request a DOE Digital Identity you must first register in DOE's Management Information System (MIS) by going to https://mis.doe.gov, selecting "Requesting Access" and following the onscreen instructions. Note: DOE Federal employees are already registered and do not need to complete this step, they may skip to step 2. During the registration process you will be required to search for, and select, a DOE sponsor. Your DOE sponsor is the DOE federal employee that is certifying that you have a recognized relationship with the Department and have a valid need for a DOE Digital Identity. For contractors this person is often your Contract Task Manager, Contracting Officer's Representatives

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Optical analog-to-digital converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is disclosed which converts an input optical analog signal to an output optical digital signal at a sampling rate defined by a sampling optical signal. Each bit of the digital representation is separately determined using an optical waveguide interferometer and an optical thresholding element. The interferometer uses the optical analog signal and the sampling optical signal to generate a sinusoidally-varying output signal using cross-phase-modulation (XPM) or a photocurrent generated from the optical analog signal. The sinusoidally-varying output signal is then digitized by the thresholding element, which includes a saturable absorber or at least one semiconductor optical amplifier, to form the optical digital signal which can be output either in parallel or serially.

Vawter, G. Allen (Corrales, NM); Raring, James (Goleta, CA); Skogen, Erik J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Lumens | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Lumens Lumens Jump to: navigation, search Name Digital Lumens Address 110 Canal Street Place Boston, Massachusetts Zip 02114 Product Intelligent Lighting System Year founded 2008 Number of employees 11-50 Phone number (617) 723-1200 Website http://www.digitallumens.com Coordinates 42.3644808°, -71.0602745° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.3644808,"lon":-71.0602745,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals: Understanding Digital Evidence From The Warrant To The Courtroom, 1st edition  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals provides you with a guide to digital technology forensics in plain English. In the authors' years of experience in working with attorneys as digital forensics experts, common questions arise again and ...

Larry Daniel; Lars Daniel

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

T-724: Microsoft Security Advisory: Fraudulent digital certificates...  

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

24: Microsoft Security Advisory: Fraudulent digital certificates could allow spoofing T-724: Microsoft Security Advisory: Fraudulent digital certificates could allow spoofing...

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DIGITAL GAIN ERROR CORRECTION TECHNIQUE  FOR 8-BIT PIPELINE ADC.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is a link between the analog and digital domains and plays a vital role in modern mixed signal processing systems.… (more)

javeed, khalid

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Sílabo del curso de Marketing y Publicidad Digital.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??El curso de Marketing y Publicidad Digital es de naturaleza teórico-práctico y tiene como propósito aportar conocimientos del medio digital, herramientas, técnicas y estrategias especializadas… (more)

[No author

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Digital Transfer Growth of Patterned 2D Metal Chalcogenides by...  

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for Energy Digital Transfer Growth of Patterned 2D Metal Chalcogenides by Confined Nanoparticle Evaporation October 28, 2014 (a) Illustration of the digital transfer growth...

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2006 NERSC User Survey Results  

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6 User Survey Results 6 User Survey Results Show All | 1 2 3 4 5 ... 15 | Next » 2006 User Survey Results Table of Contents Survey Results Users are invited to provide overall comments about NERSC: Here are the survey results: Respondent Demographics Overall Satisfaction and Importance All Satisfaction, Importance and Usefulness Ratings All Usefulness Topics Hardware Resources Software Visualization and Data Analysis HPC Consulting Services and Communications Web Interfaces Training Comments about NERSC Survey Results Many thanks to the 256 users who responded to this year's User Survey. This represents a response rate of about 13 percent of the active NERSC users. The respondents represent all six DOE Science Offices and a variety of home institutions: see Respondent Demographics. The survey responses provide feedback about every aspect of NERSC's

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Chinese Geological Survey | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Geological Survey Place: China Sector: Geothermal energy Product: Chinese body which is involved in surveys of geothermal sites. References: Chinese Geological Survey1 This...

439

Cosmology with weak lensing surveys  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...and future weak lensing surveys such as the Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM; e.g...Large-aperture Synoptic Survey Telescope will play a major...and future weak lensing surveys such as the Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM; e.g...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM User Survey Report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this survey was to obtain user feedback to, among other things, determine how to organize the exponentially growing data within the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, and identify users’ preferred data analysis system. The survey findings appear to have met this objective, having received approximately 300 responses that give insight into the type of work users perform, usage of the data, percentage of data analysis users might perform on an ARM-hosted computing resource, downloading volume level where users begin having reservations, opinion about usage if given more powerful computing resources (including ability to manipulate data), types of tools that would be most beneficial to them, preferred programming language and data analysis system, level of importance for certain types of capabilities, and finally, level of interest in participating in a code-sharing community.

Roeder, LR

2010-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffusion across the digital divide: Assessing use of the Connecticut Digital Library (ICONN) in K-12 schools in Connecticut.  

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??State digital libraries are manifestations of the diffusion of technology that has provided both access to and delivery of digital content. Whether the content is… (more)

Bogel, Gayle

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FiGSS, RRATS, and Burpers: Low Hanging Fruit in The New Radio Sky FiGSS, RRATS, and Burpers: Low Hanging Fruit in The New Radio Sky Geoff Bower UC Berkeley, Astronomy Department Abstract: Radio surveys made with new instruments are producing unprecedented information on the radio sky and uncovering a wide range of new phenomena, including new classes of transient. The parameter space for radio surveys and radio transients, in particular, remains mostly open. I discuss in detail the Allen Telescope Array, which was recently commissioned and is commencing scientific operations, and the Five GHz Sky Survey (FiGSS) that we will conduct with it. FiGSS will be the deepest large, high-frequency radio survey and provide an important counterpart to existing radio surveys as well as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, contributing to studies of star

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First ground-based 200-um observing with THUMPER on JCMT - sky characterisation and planet maps  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present observations that were carried out with the Two HUndred Micron PhotometER (THUMPER) mounted on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii, at a wavelength of 200 um (frequency 1.5 THz). The observations utilise a small atmospheric window that opens up at this wavelength under very dry conditions at high-altitude observing sites. The atmosphere was calibrated using the sky-dipping method and a relation was established between the optical depth, tau, at 1.5 THz and that at 225 GHz: tau_1.5THz = (95 +/- 10)*tau_225GHz. Mars and Jupiter were mapped from the ground at this wavelength for the first time, and the system characteristics measured. A noise equivalent flux density (NEFD) of ~65 +/- 10 Jy (1 sigma 1 second) was measured for the THUMPER-JCMT combination, consistent with predictions based upon our laboratory measurements. The main-beam resolution of 14 arcsec was confirmed and an extended error-beam detected at roughly two-thirds of the magnitude of the main beam. Measurements of the Sun allow us to estimate that the fraction of the power in the main beam is ~15%, consistent with predictions based on modelling the dish surface accuracy. It is therefore shown that the sky over Mauna Kea is suitable for astronomy at this wavelength under the best conditions. However, higher or drier sites should have a larger number of useable nights per year.

D. Ward-Thompson; P. A. R. Ade; H. Araujo; I. Coulson; J. Cox; G. R. Davis; Rh. Evans; M. J. Griffin; W. K. Gear; P. Hargrave; P. Hargreaves; D. Hayton; B. J. Kiernan; S. J. Leeks; P. Mauskopf; D. Naylor; N. Potter; S. A. Rinehart; R. Sudiwala; C. R. Tucker; R. J. Walker; S. L. Watkin

2005-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

444

Anisotropy in the Microwave Sky: Results from the First Flight of BAM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Results are reported from the first flight of a new balloon-borne instrument, BAM (Balloon-borne Anisotropy Measurement), designed to search for cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy. The instrument uses a cryogenic differential Fourier transform spectrometer to obtain data in five spectral channels whose central frequencies lie in the range 3.7 cm^{-1} to 8.5 cm^{-1}. The spectrometer is coupled to an off-axis prime focus telescope; the combination yields difference spectra of two regions on the sky defined by 0\\fdg 7 FWHM beams separated by 3\\fdg 6. Single differences obtained at ten sky positions show statistically significant fluctuations. Assuming Gaussian correlated anisotropy, for the band average 3.1 cm^{-1} to 9.2 cm^{-1}, one finds $\\Delta T/T = 3.1^{+3.1}_{1.1}\\times 10^{-5}$ (90% confidence interval) for a correlation angle of 1\\fdg 2. This corresponds to $Q_{flat} = 35.9^{17.7}_{6.3} \\mu K$ (1\\sigma).

G. S. Tucker; H. P. Gush; M. Halpern; I. Shinkoda; W. Towlson

1996-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Evryscope science: exploring the potential of all-sky gigapixel-scale telescopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Low-cost mass-produced sensors and optics have recently made it feasible to build telescope arrays which observe the entire accessible sky simultaneously. In this article we discuss the scientific motivation for these telescopes, including exoplanets, stellar variability and extragalactic transients. To provide a concrete example we detail the goals and expectations for the Evryscope, an under-construction 780 MPix telescope which covers 8,660 square degrees in each two-minute exposure; each night, 18,400 square degrees will be continuously observed for an average of approximately 6 hours. Despite its small 61mm aperture, the system's large field of view provides an etendue which is ~10% of LSST. The Evryscope, which places 27 separate individual telescopes into a common mount which tracks the entire accessible sky with only one moving part, will return 1%-precision, many-year-length, high-cadence light curves for every accessible star brighter than mV=16.5, with brighter stars having few-millimagnitude photo...

Law, Nicholas M; Ratzloff, Jeffrey; Wulfken, Philip; Kavanaugh, Dustin; Sitar, David J; Pruett, Zachary; Birchart, Mariah; Barlow, Brad; Cannon, Kipp; Cenko, S Bradley; Dunlap, Bart; Kraus, Adam; Maccarone, Thomas J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2002 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey - User Needs Survey  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2002 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey: User-Needs Survey 2002 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey: User-Needs Survey View current results. We need your help in designing the next “ Energy Consumption Survey” (MECS)! As our valued customer, you are in an important position to tell us what kinds of data are most useful in helping you understand energy consumption in the U.S. manufacturing sector. Below is a short electronic survey with just a few questions. We will stop collecting responses for user feedback on May 17, 2002. This deadline serves to meet our intended release date of April/May 2003 for fielding MECS2002. The MECS is designed to produce estimates of energy consumption and other energy-related activities in manufacturing. The survey also collects information on energy expenditures, average prices, onsite generation of

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

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

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

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

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

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

Bharadwaj, Nitin; Widener, Kevin

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

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

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

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

450

An X-ray Galaxy Cluster Survey for Investigations of Dark Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The amount and nature of dark energy (DE) can be tightly constrained by measuring the spatial correlation features and evolution of a sample of ~ 100,000 galaxy clusters over the redshift range 0survey will discover all collapsed structures with mass above 3.5e14 solar masss at redshifts z<2 (i.e. the full range where such objects are expected) in the high Galactic latitude sky. Above this mass threshold the tight correlations between X-ray observables and mass allow direct interpretation of the data. We describe the constraints on Dark Energy that can be inferred from such a survey, using powerful self-calibration techniques to relate the X-ray observables (luminosity and temperature) to the underlying mass.

Z. Haiman; S. Allen; N. Bahcall; M. Bautz; H. Boehringer; S. Borgani; G. Bryan; B. Cabrera; C. Canizares; O. Citterio; A. Evrard; A. Finoguenov; R. Griffiths; G. Hasinger; P. Henry; K. Jahoda; G. Jernigan; S. Kahn; D. Lamb; S. Majumdar; J. Mohr; S. Molendi; R. Mushotzky; G. Pareschi; J. Peterson; R. Petre; P. Predehl; A. Rasmussen; G. Ricker; P. Ricker; P. Rosati; A. Sanderson; A. Stanford; M. Voit; S. Wang; N. White; S. White

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Survey Simulations of an New Near-Earth Asteroid Detection System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have carried out simulations to predict the performance of a new space-based telescopic survey operating at thermal infrared wavelengths that seeks to discover and characterize a large fraction of the potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroid (NEA) population. Two potential architectures for the survey were considered: one located at the Earth-Sun L1 Lagrange point, and one in a Venus-trailing orbit. A sample cadence was formulated and tested, allowing for the self-follow-up necessary for objects discovered in the daytime sky on Earth. Synthetic populations of NEAs with sizes >=140 m in effective spherical diameter were simulated using recent determinations of their physical and orbital properties. Estimates of the instrumental sensitivity, integration times, and slew speeds were included for both architectures assuming the properties of new large-format 10 um detector arrays capable of operating at ~35 K. Our simulation included the creation of a preliminary version of a moving object processing pipeline ...

Mainzer, A; Bauer, J; Conrow, T; Cutri, R M; Dailey, J; Fowler, J; Giorgini, J; Jarrett, T; Masiero, J; Spahr, T; Statler, T; Wright, E L

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

A New Method for the Detection of Galaxy Clusters in X-Ray Surveys  

SciTech Connect

For many years the power of counting clusters of galaxies as a function of their mass has been recognized as a powerful cosmological probe; however, we are only now beginning to acquire data from dedicated surveys with sufcient sky coverage and sensitivity to measure the cluster population out to distances where the dark energy came to dominate the Universe’s evolution. One such survey uses the XMM X-ray telescope to scan a large area of sky, detecting the X-ray photons from the hot plasma that lies in the deep potential wells of massive clusters of galaxies. These clusters appear as extended (not point-like) objects, each providing just a few hundred photons in a typical observation. The detection of extended sources in such a low signal-to-noise situation is an important problem in astrophysics: we attempt to solve it by using as much prior information as possible, translating our experience with wellmeasured clusters to define a “template” cluster that can be varied and matched to the features seen in the XMM images. In this work we adapt an existing Monte Carlo analysis code for this problem. Two detection templates were dened and their suitability explored using simulated data; the method was then applied to a publically avalable XMM observation of a “blank” field. Presented are the encouraging results of this series of experiments, suggesting that this approach continue to be developed for future cluster-identication endeavours.

Piacentine, J.M.; Marshall, P.J.; Peterson, J.R.; Andersson, K.E.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of the role of digital libraries in bridging the digital divide in developing Arab countries: the case of Yarmouk University, Jordan.  

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??Developing countries are often said to suffer the disadvantages created by a ‘digital divide’ – the gap between the digitally advantaged and the digitally disadvantaged.… (more)

Obeidat, Othman

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerial Photo: P. velutina cover derived from June 1996 color-infrared digital ortho-photographs and classified with Maximum Likelihood supervised classification algorithm  

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·· Aerial Photo: P. velutina cover derived from June 1996 color-infrared digital ortho- photographs relationships were then used in conjunction with field surveys and aerial photos to ascertain the extent these to the stand-level using standard vegetation sampling protocols was problematic. · The GIS / aerial photo

Archer, Steven R.

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Digital electronic bone growth stimulator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to the electrical treatment of biological tissue. In particular, the present invention discloses a device that produces discrete electrical pulse trains for treating osteoporosis and accelerating bone growth. According to its major aspects and broadly stated, the present invention consists of an electrical circuit configuration capable of generating Bassett-type waveforms shown with alternative signals provide for the treatment of either fractured bones or osteoporosis. The signal generator comprises a quartz clock, an oscillator circuit, a binary divider chain, and a plurality of simple, digital logic gates. Signals are delivered efficiently, with little or no distortion, and uniformly distributed throughout the area of injury. Perferably, power is furnished by widely available and inexpensive radio batteries, needing replacement only once in several days. The present invention can be affixed to a medical cast without a great increase in either weight or bulk. Also, the disclosed stimulator can be used to treat osteoporosis or to strengthen a healing bone after the cast has been removed by attaching the device to the patient`s skin or clothing.

Kronberg, J.W.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital Construction Platform: A Compound Arm Approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We introduce a novel large-scale Digital Construction Platform (DCP) for on-site sensing, analysis, and fabrication. The DCP is an in-progress research project consisting of a compound robotic arm system comprised of a ...

Spielberg, Nathan A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Ultrafast superconductor digital electronics: RSFQ technology roadmap  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper gives a brief review of the Rapid Single-Flux-Quantum (RSFQ) logic family which leads the race toward practical ultrafast superconductor digital electronics, with an attempt to sketch a “roadmap” for t...

Konstantin K. Likharev

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Channelized voice over digital subscriber line  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objective of this article is to present a promising voice over digital subscriber line (VoDSL) solution: an alternative method that uses physical layer transportation to provide channelized VoDSL (CVoDSL). This article ...

Habib, A.; Saiedian, Hossein

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Digital fabrication in the architectural design process  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Digital fabrication is affecting the architectural design process due to the increasingly important role it has in the fabrication of architectural models. Many design professionals, professors, and students have experienced ...

Seely, Jennifer C. K., 1975-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Droplet-Based Pyrosequencing Using Digital Microfluidics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The feasibility of implementing pyrosequencing chemistry within droplets using electrowetting-based digital microfluidics is reported. An array of electrodes patterned on a printed-circuit board was used to control the formation, transportation, merging, ...

Deborah J. Boles; Jonathan L. Benton; Germaine J. Siew; Miriam H. Levy; Prasanna K. Thwar; Melissa A. Sandahl; Jeremy L. Rouse; Lisa C. Perkins; Arjun P. Sudarsan; Roxana Jalili; Vamsee K. Pamula; Vijay Srinivasan; Richard B. Fair; Peter B. Griffin; Allen E. Eckhardt; Michael G. Pollack

2011-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Digital holographic imaging of aquatic species  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The aim of this thesis is to design, develop and implement a digital holographic imaging (DHI) system, capable of capturing three-dimensional (3D) images of aquatic species. The images produced by this system are used in ...

Domínguez-Caballero, José Antonio

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Model-Based Troubleshooting of Digital Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis describes a methodology, a representation, and an implemented program for troubleshooting digital circuit boards at roughly the level of expertise one might expect in a human novice. Existing methods for ...

Hamscher, Walter Charles

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Blood supply of the digital sheath  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Summary One hundred upper extremities from fresh human cadavers aged 20 to 80 years were injected with coloured latex or Indian ink and gelatin. Under the dissecting microscope two main and one occasional source of vascularization of the