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"Projected Real GDP Growth Trend"  

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

69465655,0.02391459409,0.01807394932 " * These are historical annual growth rates in real GDP (2005 chained dollars). The annual changes are compounded and averaged in the table...

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North Dakota sees increases in real GDP per capita following ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

In recent years, North Dakota has seen significant gains in real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, coinciding with development of the Bakken shale play.

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New Contract Helps Portsmouth GDP Cleanup | Department of Energy  

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

Contract Helps Portsmouth GDP Cleanup Contract Helps Portsmouth GDP Cleanup New Contract Helps Portsmouth GDP Cleanup August 18, 2010 - 10:47am Addthis Elizabeth Meckes Elizabeth Meckes Director of User Experience & Digital Technologies, Office of Public Affairs Last week, we took a closer look at the dismantling of the final W62 warhead, a major milestone in the nation's efforts to reduce the amount of nuclear weapons in its stockpile. But after five decades of nuclear weapons production, the Cold War didn't just create a stockpile -- it left 1.5 million cubic meters of solid waste and 88 million gallons of liquid waste. This waste requires treatment and permanent safe storage in gaseous diffusion plants, like the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) in south-central Ohio. This week, the Department of Energy accelerated Portsmouth GDP cleanup

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GDP Jobs Direct Structure of Australian economy, employment and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% GDP Jobs Direct emissions Inclusive emissions Structure Biomass Solar PV 3020 Abatement below businss as usual Mt CO2e Industry Buildings Forestry Power Transport Employment intensity Jobs / $m valu-add 13 2 10 4 14 10 11 Gross value added ABS Australian Nat'l Accounts

Pezzey, Jack

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U.S. Primary Energy Use and GDP, 1970-1998 (chart)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Energy Users > Energy Efficiency Page > Figure 2. U.S. primary energy use and GDP [Trends in Building-Related Energy and ...

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Student Common Interest Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Students interested in the oils and fats industry make valuable networking connections by joining the AOCS Student Common Interest Group. Student Common Interest Group Student Membership achievement aocs application award awards distinguished divi

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Empirical Analysis on the Cities' GDP and the Main Economic Indicators of High-Tech Industrial Parks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the national 54 high-tech industrial parks' main economic indicators and their cities' GDP are analyzed respectively with clustering analysis. It is found that there is a certain degree of correlation between them. To reveal the inner ... Keywords: Cities' GDP, High-tech industrial parks' economic, Correlation Analysis, Clustering Analysis

Yu-Chen Song; Sha Zhen

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research interests - CECM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Research interests. My main research interests lie in the areas of algebraic combinatorics, algebraic cryptography and coding theory. My current research ...

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U.S. Motor Vehicle Output and Other GDP, 1968-2007  

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Motor Vehicle Output and Other GDP, 1968-2007 Motor Vehicle Output and Other GDP, 1968-2007 Danilo J. Santini, Ph. D. Senior Economist Center for Transportation Research Argonne National Laboratory 9700 South Cass Avenue Phone: 630 252 3758 Fax: 630 252 3443 E-mail: dsantini@anl.gov David A Poyer, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics Morehouse College 830 Westview Dr. SW Atlanta, GA 30314 Phone: 404 681 2800, ext. 2553 E-mail: dpoyer@morehouse.edu THE 66th INTERNATIONAL ATLANTIC ECONOMIC CONFERENCE Montreal, Canada 9-12 October 2008 BUSINESS FLUCTUATIONS AND CYCLES 12 October 2008 Sunday 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM The submitted manuscript has been created by UChicago Argonne, LLC, Operator of Argonne National Laboratory ("Argonne"). Argonne, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory, is operated under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357. . The U.S. Government

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Division/ Interest Area Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Learn more about Divisions and Interest areas. Division/ Interest Area Information Membership Information achievement application award Awards distinguished division Divisions fats job Join lipid lipids Member member get a member Membership memori

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Scientific Interest Groups  

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Catalysis High Pressure LiquidSoft-Matter Surface Scattering Powder Diffraction SAXS Surface & Interface Scattering XAS X-ray Micros.Imaging Scientific Interest Groups...

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Leadership Opportunities Interest Form  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Zip/Postal Code: Country: Telephone Number: Email: Interest Areas (Check all that apply). ____Serve on a technical committee. Please identify the committee(s)

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Historical Interest Rates  

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Current and Historical Interest Rates Current and Historical Interest Rates The table lists interest rates, from the project's inception through the present, for all projects with repayment supervised by the CRSP MC. The latest available interest rate is used for all future interest rate calculations. The Amistad-Falcon, Collbran, Provo River, and Rio Grande Projects are all assigned the average daily "Yield Rate" calculated by the U.S. Treasury, on an annual basis, for Treasury bonds having terms of 15 years or more remaining to maturity. The calculated yield rate is rounded to the nearest one-eighth of one percent. The yield rate is based upon the bond's interest rate, as well as its market value. The Colorado River Storage Project and its participating projects, Dolores and Seedskadee, are assigned the average daily "Coupon Rate," annualized for the same U.S. Treasury bonds used in "Yield Rate" calculations. The coupon rate is the interest rate that the bond carries upon its face.

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Links of Interest  

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Links of Interest: EM FY 2014 Budget Priorities EM Site Specific Advisory Board Site Treatment Plan for Mixed Wastes Stewardship URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR)* Wastren...

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JEA Letter of Interest 2007  

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3222007 RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST PURPOSE AND SCOPE JEA is requesting Letters of Interest (LOI) from companies interested in providing renewable...

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China's Pathways to Achieving 40percent 45percent Reduction in CO2 Emissions per Unit of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings Potential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy and Carbon Emission Outlook to 2050. ” Berkeley, CA:of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings2 Sectoral Outlook and

Zheng, Nina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Upgraded Coal Interest Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Upgraded Coal Interest Group (UCIG) is an EPRI 'users group' that focuses on clean, low-cost options for coal-based power generation. The UCIG covers topics that involve (1) pre-combustion processes, (2) co-firing systems and fuels, and (3) reburn using coal-derived or biomass-derived fuels. The UCIG mission is to preserve and expand the economic use of coal for energy. By reducing the fuel costs and environmental impacts of coal-fired power generation, existing units become more cost effective and thus new units utilizing advanced combustion technologies are more likely to be coal-fired.

Evan Hughes

2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Mutational, Structural, and Kinetic Evidence for a Dissociative Mechanism in the GDP-mannose Mannosyl Hydrolase Reaction  

SciTech Connect

GDP-mannose hydrolase (GDPMH) catalyzes the hydrolysis of GDP-{alpha}-D-sugars by nucleophilic substitution with inversion at the anomeric C1 atom of the sugar, with general base catalysis by H124. Three lines of evidence indicate a mechanism with dissociative character. First, in the 1.3 Angstrom X-ray structure of the GDPMH-Mg{sup 2+}-GDP{center_dot}Tris{sup +} complex, the GDP leaving group interacts with five catalytic components: R37, Y103, R52, R65, and the essential Mg{sup 2+}. As determined by the effects of site-specific mutants on k{sub cat}, these components contribute factors of 24-, 100-, 309-, 24-, and {ge}10{sup 5}-fold, respectively, to catalysis. Both R37 and Y103 bind the {beta}-phosphate of GDP and are only 5.0 Angstroms apart. Accordingly, the R37Q/Y103F double mutant exhibits partially additive effects of the two single mutants on k{sub cat}, indicating cooperativity of R37 and Y103 in promoting catalysis, and antagonistic effects on K{sub m}. Second, the conserved residue, D22, is positioned to accept a hydrogen bond from the C2-OH group of the sugar undergoing substitution at C1, as was shown by modeling an {alpha}-D-mannosyl group into the sugar binding site. The D22A and D22N mutations decreased k{sub cat} by factors of 10{sup 2.1} and 10{sup 2.6}, respectively, for the hydrolysis of GDP-{alpha}-D-mannose, and showed smaller effects on K{sub m}, suggesting that the D22 anion stabilizes a cationic oxocarbenium transition state. Third, the fluorinated substrate, GDP-2F-{alpha}-D-mannose, for which a cationic oxocarbenium transition state would be destabilized by electron withdrawal, exhibited a 16-fold decrease in k{sub cat} and a smaller, 2.5-fold increase in K{sub m}. The D22A and D22N mutations further decreased the k{sub cat} with GDP-2F-{alpha}-D-mannose to values similar to those found with GDP-{alpha}-D-mannose, and decreased the K{sub m} of the fluorinated substrate. The choice of histidine as the general base over glutamate, the preferred base in other Nudix enzymes, is not due to the greater basicity of histidine, since the pK{sub a} of E124 in the active complex (7.7) exceeded that of H124 (6.7), and the H124E mutation showed a 10{sup 2.2}-fold decrease in k{sub cat}and a 4.0-fold increase in K{sub m} at pH 9.3. Similarly, the catalytic triad detected in the X-ray structure (H124---Y127---P120) is unnecessary for orienting H124, since the Y127F mutation had only 2-fold effects on k{sub cat} and K{sub m} with either H124 or E124 as the general base. Hence, a neutral histidine rather than an anionic glutamate may be necessary to preserve electroneutrality in the active complex.

Xia,Z.; Azurmendi, H.; lairson, L.; Withers, S.; Gabelli, S.; Bianchet, M.; Amzel, L.; Mildvan, A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information, Inflation, and Interest  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a class of discrete-time stochastic models for the pricing of inflation-linked assets. The paper begins with an axiomatic scheme for asset pricing and interest rate theory in a discrete-time setting. The first axiom introduces a "risk-free" asset, and the second axiom determines the intertemporal pricing relations that hold for dividend-paying assets. The nominal and real pricing kernels, in terms of which the price index can be expressed, are then modelled by introducing a Sidrauski-type utility function depending on (a) the aggregate rate of consumption, and (b) the aggregate rate of real liquidity benefit conferred by the money supply. Consumption and money supply policies are chosen such that the expected joint utility obtained over a specified time horizon is maximised subject to a budget constraint that takes into account the "value" of the liquidity benefit associated with the money supply. For any choice of the bivariate utility function, the resulting model determines a relation between th...

Hughston, Lane P

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Professional Educators’ Common Interest Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Promoting teaching excellence for those involved in university education and industrial training in lipids and oils. Professional Educators’ Common Interest Group Professional Educators’ Common Interest Group aocs awards Educators fats global info

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Interests  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Present Invented and deployed ViAggre, a “configuration-only ” technique to shrink the routing table on routers. ViAggre does not require any changes to router software and routing protocols and can be deployed by any ISP without the cooperation of other ISPs. It can reduce the routing table load on routers by more than an order of magnitude. ViAgree was deployed on a testbed of Cisco hardware routers. I also implemented an open-source configuration tool that can automatically reconfigure status-quo routers for operation according to ViAggre.

Hitesh Ballani

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is conflict of interest in our best interest?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of interest in medical research, education and practice.public funds for medical research. Resources need to beand brightest minds in medical research to the benefit of

Beyer, Thomas; Czernin, Johannes

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI Biomass Interest Group Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI8217s Biomass Interest Group (BIG) provides topical reviews of major areas of interest in the field of biomass-to-power. Part of that review consists of periodic meetings to review existing EPRI BIG projects, discuss topics of interest or concern, hear from industry experts, and visit sites that highlight significant technical developments. In 2006, the EPRI BIG had three meetings. The first meeting was Thursday, April 6 in Golden, Colorado. The group reviewed ongoing projects and then toured the DO...

2006-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Agricultural Microscopy Division Of Interest  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Agricultural Microscopy, Reports, Journals, Websites Agricultural Microscopy Division Of Interest Agricultural Microscopy agri-food sector agricultural Agricultural Microscopy analytical aocs articles biotechnology courses detergents division divisions f

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Exploring interests: are there relationships among general interests, reading interests, and personality dimensions?  

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This study explored the relationships among high school students‘ general interests, reading interests, and personality dimensions. Two hundred and fifty one 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in a rural school district in east central Texas completed three questionnaires. General interests were determined by the Strong Interest Explorer, personality dimensions were determined by the Big Five Inventory, and book reading interests were determined by the Reading Interest Rating Scale. The reading interest scores were adjusted for reading ability based on Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) English/Language Arts scale scores. A factor analysis including six general interest variables, five personality variables, and four reading interest variables was conducted. The analysis yielded five factors. Factor 1 had the highest loadings from Holland‘s general interest types. Factor 2 was dominated by the book categories (Contemporary Fiction, Fact-based Literature, Poetry, and Modern Fantasy). Factors 3, 4, and 5 had the highest loadings from the personality dimensions. Factor 3 included Openness, Factor 4 included Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism, and Factor 5 included Extraversion. Factor 3, which accounted for 11.67% of the variance, was the only factor where a personality variable (Openness), a general interest variable (Artistic), and a reading interest variable (Modern Fantasy) loaded moderately to highly together. In this particular case alone, teachers may help students select materials that match their personal needs and personalities (Lau & Cheung, 1988) by recommending texts in the modern fantasy genre to those who exhibit openness and value artistic expression. With the exception of Openness, none of the Big Five Personality Dimensions loaded with a book category. There was also only one strong book category and general interest loading. Reading interests appear to be exclusive of general life interests and personality dimensions. Based on the findings, it appears that text-based situational interest is evoked by topics or ideas that are universally appealing (Hidi & Anderson, 1992). Since text-based interest can be controlled by teachers to some degree (Krapp, Hidi, & Renninger, 1992; Schraw, Flowerday, & Lehman, 2001), promoting student independence and choice should broaden students‘ interests and help increase intrinsic motivation to read (Deci, 1992).

West, Courtney Ann

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Population, affluence, and environmental impact across development: Evidence from panel cointegration modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper analyzes urban population's and affluence's (GDP per capita's) influence on environmental impact in developed and developing countries by taking as its starting point the STIRPAT framework. In addition to considering environmental impacts ... Keywords: Environment and development, Environmental/Carbon Kuznets Curve, FMOLS panel cointegration, GHG emissions, IPAT, Population and environment, STIRPAT

Brantley Liddle

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor...  

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

DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest...

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Interested Parties - MEMA | Department of Energy  

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

MEMA Interested Parties - MEMA 08-14-10MEMA.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Chrystler Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews Interested Parties - NYU...

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Interested Parties - Dow Chemical | Department of Energy  

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

Dow Chemical Interested Parties - Dow Chemical 06-10-10DowChemical.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - XtremePower Interested...

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Interested Parties - NNSA | Department of Energy  

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

NNSA Interested Parties - NNSA 06-03-10NNSA.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Patrick Murphy Interested Parties - LGPO Interested Parties - Myriant...

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European Section Articles of interest.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

European geographical region. European Section Articles of interest. Sections award awards canadian division fats member membership network oils section European Section aocs awards European Section European Section Awards for Young Lipid Scienti

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The TICC: parsing interesting text  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper gives an overview of the natural language problems addressed in the Traffic Information Collator/Condenser (TICC) project, and describes in some detail the "interesting-corner parser" used in the TICC's Natural Language Summariser. The TICC ...

David Allport

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomass Interest Group Meetings - 2007  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Biomass Interest Group (BIG) provides technology updates and information exchange for funders of EPRI Program 84.005. The group sponsors research projects and technology summaries. This report assembles presentation materials from webcasts and other meetings conducted by the Biomass Interest Group in 2007. Presentations covered several technologies including the prospect of using cellulosic feedstock in the production of ethanol, as well as gasification, the synthesis of biodiesel, and the cofiring o...

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Communications from Interested Parties | Department of Energy  

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

September 17, 2009 Interested Parties - Organization for International Investment September 16, 2009 Interested Parties - MIT September 8, 2009 Interested Parties - Nuclear Energy...

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Interested Parties - Eastman Chemical | Department of Energy  

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

Eastman Chemical Interested Parties - Eastman Chemical 06-22-10EastmanChemical.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Clean Skies Interested Parties - Myriant...

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Energy Efficiency Interest Rate Reduction Program | Department...  

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

Interest Rate Reduction Program Energy Efficiency Interest Rate Reduction Program Eligibility Residential Savings For Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial...

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APS Research Fuels Engineering Interest  

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5th, 2003 5th, 2003 APS Research Fuels Engineering Interest Award-winning research on the characteristics of fuel sprays from injectors is one of the featured articles in the May 2003 issue of Mechanical Engineering and on the Web site of that magazine. The studies, carried out at APS's X-ray Operation and Research beamline 1-BM and the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, revealed startling new information about fuel sprays, including the presence of a shockwave as the spray leaves the injector nozzle. Entitled "Penetrating Vision," the article in Mechanical Engineering, by associate editor John DeGaspari, notes that "an investigative technique using x-rays is causing engine designers to sit up and take notice." In the article, Scott Parrish, General Motors R&D senior research engineer, notes

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DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor...  

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

Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations March 6, 2008 - 11:54am Addthis...

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GDP-L-fucose: {beta}-D-galactoside 2-{alpha}-Lfucosyltransferases, DNA sequences encoding the same, method for producing the same and a method of genotyping a person  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The gene encoding GDP-L-fucose: {beta}-D-Galactoside 2-{alpha}-Lfucosyltransferase has been cloned, and a mutation in this gene has been found to be responsible for an individual being a non-secretor. 30 figs.

Lowe, J.B.; Lennon, G.; Rouquier, S.; Giorgi, D.; Kelly, R.J.

1998-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility Wind Interest Group | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wind Interest Group Wind Interest Group Jump to: navigation, search Name Utility Wind Interest Group Place Reston, Virginia Zip VI 20195 Sector Wind energy Product The Utility Wind Interest Group (UWIG) is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to accelerate the appropriate integration of wind power into the electric system. References Utility Wind Interest Group[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Wind Interest Group is a company located in Reston, Virginia . References ↑ "Utility Wind Interest Group" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Utility_Wind_Interest_Group&oldid=352690" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations

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Issue 5: High Interest in Hybrid Cars  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2005). “High Interest in Hybrid Cars. ” SCS Fact Sheet, Vol.May 2005 High Interest in Hybrid Cars I NTRODUCTION PublicThe unique features of a hybrid car mean that it is more

Ong, Paul M.; Haselhoff, Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors Conference  

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

National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors Conference March 29, 2006 Hilton Garden Hotel Chicago, IL William H. Whitehead General Manager, Transmission Strategy PJM...

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Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives Jump to: navigation, search Name Aligning Utility...

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Interested Parties - Organization for International Investment...  

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

Organization for International Investment Interested Parties - Organization for International Investment PI.pdf More Documents & Publications Financial and Activity Report - June...

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How degeneracies can obscure interesting physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show how degeneracies, accidental or otherwise, can obscure some interesting physics. We further show how one can get around this problem.

L. Zamick; A. Escuderos

2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Microwave Spectra of Molecules of Astrophysical Interest. ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. Microwave Spectra of Molecules of Astrophysical Interest. XXVI. Acetic Acid „CH3COOH… ... 100 3. Acetic Acid Spectral Tables. . . . . ...

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Selective spatio-temporal interest points  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent progress in the field of human action recognition points towards the use of Spatio-Temporal Interest Points (STIPs) for local descriptor-based recognition strategies. In this paper, we present a novel approach for robust and selective STIP detection, ... Keywords: Action recognition, Bag-of-words, Complex scenes, Local descriptors, Multiple actors, Spatio-temporal interest points, Support vector machines

Bhaskar Chakraborty; Michael B. Holte; Thomas B. Moeslund; Jordi Gonzílez

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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China's Pathways to Achieving 40% ~ 45% Reduction in CO{sub 2} Emissions per Unit of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings Potential  

SciTech Connect

Achieving China’s goal of reducing its carbon intensity (CO{sub 2} per unit of GDP) by 40% to 45% percent below 2005 levels by 2020 will require the strengthening and expansion of energy efficiency policies across the buildings, industries and transport sectors. This study uses a bottom-up, end-use model and two scenarios -- an enhanced energy efficiency (E3) scenario and an alternative maximum technically feasible energy efficiency improvement (Max Tech) scenario – to evaluate what policies and technical improvements are needed to achieve the 2020 carbon intensity reduction target. The findings from this study show that a determined approach by China can lead to the achievement of its 2020 goal. In particular, with full success in deepening its energy efficiency policies and programs but following the same general approach used during the 11th Five Year Plan, it is possible to achieve 49% reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions per unit of GDP (CO{sub 2} emissions intensity) in 2020 from 2005 levels (E3 case). Under the more optimistic but feasible assumptions of development and penetration of advanced energy efficiency technology (Max Tech case), China could achieve a 56% reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions intensity in 2020 relative to 2005 with cumulative reduction of energy use by 2700 Mtce and of CO{sub 2} emissions of 8107 Mt CO{sub 2} between 2010 and 2020. Energy savings and CO{sub 2} mitigation potential varies by sector but most of the energy savings potential is found in energy-intensive industry. At the same time, electricity savings and the associated emissions reduction are magnified by increasing renewable generation and improving coal generation efficiency, underscoring the dual importance of end-use efficiency improvements and power sector decarbonization.

Zheng, Nina; Fridley, David; Zhou, Nan; Levine, Mark; Price, Lynn; Ke, Jing

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement  

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

Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement This acknowledgement must be completed by individuals prior to receiving applications or other related information pertaining to, and participation in, the merit review process. The acknowledgement provides for each reviewer to understand conflict of interest and nondisclosure requirements associated with their participation in the merit review. Individuals with a conflict of interest may not participate in the merit review process or use or disclose information obtained during the merit review process, unless DOE has decided that there is acceptable mitigation of the identified conflict. In anticipation of my participating as a reviewer for the Department of Energy, I, ______________________________ (Print Name), acknowledge the following:

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Salem Electric- Low-Interest Loan Program  

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

Salem Electric residential customers participating in the Bright Way Solar or Photovoltaic programs are eligible for a loan with a 5% interest rate from a local bank. Customers must choose between...

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DOE Research and Development Accomplishments Interesting Insights  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

DNA Interesting Insights Atom Neat Stuff a pre-Pong video game (Tennis for Two) Video game why dinosaurs are extinct Alvarez BuckyBall 'optical tweezers' Chu the molecule...

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Ethics - Conflicting Financial Interests | Department of Energy  

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

Learning & Development New Employee Orientation Suppose I don't own any shares of stock. Do I still have to think about financial conflicts of interest? You might. A Federal...

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Biomass Interest Group Meeting, March 2005  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Biomass Interest Group (BIG) meeting was held at EPRI's Washington office on March 24, 2005. For the first time for the BIG, the meeting was "simulcast" -- both as an in-person meeting and via webcast.

2005-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Sustainability Interest Group: 2011 Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) Energy Sustainability Interest Group was formed in 2008 to provide a collaborative forum where electric power companies could discuss sustainability issues and gain insights from other participants. With nearly 30 member companies, it is the largest sustainability-focused group of its kind in the electric power industry. This technical update summarizes the 2011 activities of the Energy Sustainability Interest Group. It provides overviews of key projects,...

2012-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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QUESTIONS BY AREA OF INTEREST : AOI #4  

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QUESTIONS BY AREA OF INTEREST : AOI #4 QUESTIONS BY AREA OF INTEREST : AOI #4 Q4. How does the application process work? We are getting conflicting information with the Federal Stimulus money that we need to go through the Clean Cities Coalitions. Do they need to be the applicants? Or can they just be partners in our project? Same with the Transit Authorities..originally we did not need them to be a partner; however, new information states we need to have both the Clean Cities Coalitions and local Transit Authority as participants/applicants? A. For Areas of Interest #1-3, there are no restrictions to eligibility for apply for funds. While it is not mandatory that the applicant be a Clean Cities coalition (designated or non-designated), it is strongly encouraged that teams include one or more Clean Cities

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Resource supply shocks and the interest rate  

SciTech Connect

Using a model of optimal economic growth with exhaustible resources, the author focuses on a real shock as an essential element of a model of ecomomic fluctuations that contributes substantially to variations in the interest rate, and output. When there occurs a sudden negative resource supply shock, the rate of extraction of the resource declines. Along the optimal path with capital stock fixed in the short run, the output-capital ratio and the real interest rate fall instantaneously. The hypothesis is tested with the quarterly US data using estimation techniques of Vector Autoregressions (VARs). Included are five variables in the VAR model: crude oil price, price level, interest rate, industrial production, and copper price. The general vector autoregressive models are estimated with a prior distribution imposed on the parameters of the model. The period of fit is 1958 to 1983. Impulse response functions of the system and historical decompositions of the time series are investigated. Empirical studies support the derived working hypothesis that real interest rate falls instantaneously and then slowly recovers in the long run when there occurs a negative resource supply shock.

Kang, M.S.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomass Interest Group: Technical Report for 2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the meetings and projects of the EPRI Biomass Interest Group (BIG) from October 2001 through September 2002. The report also presents analysis by EPRI concerning several subjects that were addressed by BIG and the EPRI biomass research program.

2002-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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2003 Biomass Interest Group Annual Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Biomass Interest Group (BIG) provides a special focus for biomass energy research through EPRI. This annual summary provides a description of BIG meetings and projects in 2003, research results on several key BIG topics (including gasification, digestion, and cofiring studies), and an overview of EPRI's biomass research program.

2004-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Finding Regions of Interest on Toroidal Meshes  

SciTech Connect

Fusion promises to provide clean and safe energy, and a considerable amount of research effort is underway to turn this aspiration intoreality. This work focuses on a building block for analyzing data produced from the simulation of microturbulence in magnetic confinementfusion devices: the task of efficiently extracting regions of interest. Like many other simulations where a large amount of data are produced,the careful study of ``interesting'' parts of the data is critical to gain understanding. In this paper, we present an efficient approach forfinding these regions of interest. Our approach takes full advantage of the underlying mesh structure in magnetic coordinates to produce acompact representation of the mesh points inside the regions and an efficient connected component labeling algorithm for constructingregions from points. This approach scales linearly with the surface area of the regions of interest instead of the volume as shown with bothcomputational complexity analysis and experimental measurements. Furthermore, this new approach is 100s of times faster than a recentlypublished method based on Cartesian coordinates.

Wu, Kesheng; Sinha, Rishi R; Jones, Chad; Ethier, Stephane; Klasky, Scott; Ma, Kwan-Liu; Shoshani, Arie; Winslett, Marianne

2011-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Finding Interesting Correlations with Conditional Heavy Hitters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Finding Interesting Correlations with Conditional Heavy Hitters Katsiaryna Mirylenka, Themis Srivastava AT&T Labs, Florham Park, NJ, USA {graham, divesh}@research.att.com Abstract-- The notion of heavy of Conditional Heavy Hitters to identify such items, with applications in network monitoring, and Markov chain

Palpanas, Themis

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EPRI Biomass Interest Group European Technology Review  

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Members of EPRI's Biomass Interest Group and made a 14 day tour of key European Biomass-to-Power installations in the fall of 2005. The group visited a variety of technologies, including gasification, co-firing, direct combustion, and combined heat and power facilities.

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Compressing tags to find interesting media groups  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On photo sharing websites like Flickr and Zooomr, users are offered the possibility to assign tags to their uploaded pictures. Using these tags to find interesting groups of semantically related pictures in the result set of a given query is a problem ... Keywords: compression, tags

Matthijs van Leeuwen; Francesco Bonchi; Börkur Sigurbjörnsson; Arno Siebes

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement  

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

Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure Acknowledgement In anticipation of my participating in providing advisory and support services for the Department of Energy under Contract Number [INSERT LABORATORY CONTRACT NUMBER], I, ______________________________ (Print Name), acknowledge the following: (a) I understand that during the course of performing merit and/or peer review services under this contract, I may obtain access to confidential or proprietary business, technical, or financial information belonging to the Government or other entities, including but not limited to Department plans, policies, reports, studies, financial plans, internal data protected by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), data which has not been released or otherwise made available to the public,

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Signature Region of Interest using Auto cropping  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new approach for signature region of interest pre-processing was presented. It used new auto cropping preparation on the basis of the image content, where the intensity value of pixel is the source of cropping. This approach provides both the possibility of improving the performance of security systems based on signature images, and also the ability to use only the region of interest of the used image to suit layout design of biometric systems. Underlying the approach is a novel segmentation method which identifies the exact region of foreground of signature for feature extraction usage. Evaluation results of this approach shows encouraging prospects by eliminating the need for false region isolating, reduces the time cost associated with signature false points detection, and addresses enhancement issues. A further contribution of this paper is an automated cropping stage in bio-secure based systems.

Al-Mahadeen, Bassam; AlTarawneh, Islam H

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle for carrying an object of interest  

SciTech Connect

A vehicle for carrying an object of interest across a supporting surface including a frame having opposite first and second ends; a first pair of wheels fixedly mounted on the first end of the frame; a second pair of wheels pivotally mounted on the second end of the frame; and a pair of motors borne by the frame, each motor disposed in driving relation relative to one of the pairs of wheels, the motors propelling the vehicle across the supporting surface.

Zollinger, W. Thor (Idaho Falls, ID); Ferrante, Todd A. (Westerville, OH)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomass Interest Group Meeting Summary, June 2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI's Biomass Interest Group (BIG) met June 29 and 30, 2004, at the offices of We Energies in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This report summarizes the meeting, which included presentations on such topics as gasification, cofiring, waste digestion, and state legislation affecting the biomass energy industry. The BIG meets three times per year and its purpose is to evaluate, fund, discuss, and identify projects that produce power from biomass sources.

2004-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle for carrying an object of interest  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vehicle for carrying an object of interest across a supporting surface including a frame having opposite first and second ends; a first pair of wheels fixedly mounted on the first end of the frame; a second pair of wheels pivotally mounted on the second end of the frame; and a pair of motors borne by the frame, each motor disposed in driving relation relative to one of the pairs of wheels, the motors propelling the vehicle across the supporting surface. 8 figs.

Zollinger, W.T.; Ferrante, T.A.

1998-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomass Interest Group Meeting Minutes March 2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the Spring 2004 meeting of the Biomass Interest Group (BIG). The meeting was held in Washington, D.C. at the EPRI office. The meeting featured presentations on the following topics: • State Environmental Legislation - Implications for Biomass • Update on Cofiring at Southern Company's Generating Plants: Plant Gadsden and Mitchell Updates • EERC Program on Testing Biomass Impact on Catalyst Performance • Summary and Conclusions from Allegheny Energy's Cofiring Pr...

2004-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI Biomass Interest Group Meeting, November 2003  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the winter 2003 meeting of the Biomass Interest Group (BIG). The meeting was held in Chino, California at Inland Empire Utility Agency's (IEAU) office. The meeting featured presentations on the following general topics: • Biomass Cofiring -- Presentations were made on the European experience, with particular emphasis on the United Kingdom, firing biomass/coal pellets at Allegheny Energy's R. Paul Smith station, and firing sawdust at AEP's Picway plant. • Biomass Gasificat...

2004-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest  

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

Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors October 2, 2007 - 2:50pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Kevin M. Kolevar today announced the Department's designation of two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (National Corridors) -- the Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor, and the Southwest Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor. These corridors include areas in two of the Nation's most populous regions with growing electricity congestion problems. The Department based its designations on data and

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DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest  

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

Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors October 2, 2007 DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors October 2, 2007 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Kevin M. Kolevar today announced the Department's designation of two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (National Corridors) -- the Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor, and the Southwest Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor. These corridors include areas in two of the Nation's most populous regions with growing electricity congestion problems. The Department based its designations on data and analysis

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An Adaptive Interest Management Scheme for Distributed Virtual Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditionally Interest Management (IM) in distributed environments has been performed through a ýtop-downý expression of interest patterns in the model. For many models the interest patterns are complicated or highly dynamic and are not suitable for ...

Rob Minson; Georgios Theodoropoulos

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission...  

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

DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations U.S....

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FACT SHEET: Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission...  

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

FACT SHEET: Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors,As Authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 FACT SHEET: Designation of National Interest Electric...

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Between Profit and Principle: The Private Public Interest Firm  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

focus has reflected the public-private divide within theattorney’s fees, 13 some private public interest lawyershas also protected private public interest lawyers against

Cummings, Scott L; Southworth, Ann

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society...

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REVIEW OF ALLEGED CONFLICTS OF INTEREST INVOLVING A LEGAL SERVICES  

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

planned financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests relating to the performance of the statement of work. For contractual interests, such statement must include...

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LLNL: Science and Technology in the National Interest  

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Adobe Flash Player Science and Technology in the National Interest - FY2012 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Science and Technology in the National Interest - FY2012 PDF...

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Interested in discussing the commercialization of the SPARK ...  

Interested in discussing the commercialization of the SPARK technologies? Please complete: Your Name _____

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Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest  

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Decreasing Utility Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on

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DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations |  

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

Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today denied requests for rehearing of the Mid-Atlantic and the Southwest Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (National Corridors) designated by DOE in October 2007 as areas of significant electricity congestion and constraint. The designation of national corridors was made in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct). DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations More Documents & Publications DOE Designates Southwest Area and Mid-Atlantic Area National Interest

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Average Interest Rate for Treasury Securities | Data.gov  

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Average Interest Rate for Treasury Securities Average Interest Rate for Treasury Securities Consumer Data Apps Challenges Resources About Blogs Let's Talk Feedback Consumer You are here Data.gov » Communities » Consumer » Data Average Interest Rate for Treasury Securities Dataset Summary Description This dataset shows the average interest rates for U.S Treasury securities for the most recent month compared with the same month of the previous year. The data is broken down by the various marketable and non-marketable securities. The summary page for the data provides links for monthly reports from 2001 through the current year. Average Interest Rates are calculated on the total unmatured interest-bearing debt. The average interest rates for total marketable, total non-marketable and total interest-bearing debt do not include the U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Low-Interest Rates Entice...  

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rate. EnergyWorks in Philadelphia is using low-interest loan rates to incentivize homeowners by tying the interest rate to the number of energy efficiency measures incorporated...

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National Interest Security Company NISC Formerly Technology Management...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

windex.php?titleNationalInterestSecurityCompanyNISCFormerlyTechnologyManagementServicesTMSInc&oldid349069" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies...

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Initial Public Offerings with Strong and Weak Premarket Interests †  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We revisit IPO underpricing and long-run performance conditioned on premarket interest. Using 4,260 non-financial IPOs during 1990-2004, we find that even IPOs faced with weak premarket interest (and consequently priced lower) are underpriced on average by 4.3 percent, which is mostly unpredicted by previous studies. In the long run, we find that low-interest IPOs have much less underperformance than high-interest IPOs over the four years after IPO. Furthermore, after controlling for size, we find little evidence for longrun underperformance in low-interest IPOs.

Sangkyoo (s. Q. Kang; Joseph P. Ogden

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB)  

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

Summary of Comments Summary of Comments Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB) Summary of Comments The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Federal Register Notice of Inquiry [FR doc. 04-16724] on July 22, 2004, which solicited comments related to the Designation of National Interest Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB). The 60-day comment period ended on September 21, 2004. Forty-seven comments were received in response to the Notice of Inquiry. Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB) Summary of Comments More Documents & Publications Comments to the Designation of National Interest Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB) Notice of Inquiry Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB)

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Native American Wind Interest Group  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Wind Interest Group Newsletter Wind Interest Group Newsletter Wind Powering America initiated a quarterly Native American Wind Interest Group (NAWIG) Newsletter that was published from 2003 to 2009 as part of its Native American outreach plan. It presented Native American wind information, including projects, interviews with pioneers, issues, Wind Powering America activities, and related events. It was Wind Powering America's hope that this newsletter would both inform and elicit comments and input on wind development in Indian Country. Due to funding cutbacks, the newsletter is no longer in production. Native American Wind Interest Group Newsletter, Fall 2009. Native American Wind Interest Group Newsletter Fall 2009 Native American Wind Interest Group Newsletter, Spring 2009. Native American Wind Interest Group Newsletter

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Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments | Department  

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

Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments October 7, 2013 - 2:23pm Addthis Federal agencies can leverage annual payments to get the best value from utility energy service contracts by decreasing total interest paid. Annual payments allow Federal agencies to pay for an entire fiscal year (12 months) of payments in advance. This method is attractive to finance companies and may also fit Federal budget and funding constraints, saving a substantial amount of interest expense. Savings are generated because financing is amortized faster and less interest accrues over the term of the project funding. It is important to note that the interest rate used for a monthly amortization is lower than that used for an annual amortization

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Labor Market Frictions, Interest Rates, and Macroeconomic Policies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

endogenous separation rate increases, that is the ?ow intoinduces higher real interest rate, increases the demand forendogenous separation rate increases. We assume match-speci?

Zhang, Ji

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DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations  

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

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced the issuance of two draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor (National Corridor)...

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Comments to the Designation of National Interest Transmission...  

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

of National Interest Transmission Bottlenecks (NIETB) Notice of Inquiry The Energy Internet, Part 2 Dan Hebert, PE, Senior Technical Editor Last month we looked at how electric...

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Integrated Energy Policy Report Subsidiary Volume: PUBLIC INTEREST  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Integrated Energy Policy Report Subsidiary Volume: PUBLIC INTEREST Energy Policy Report Cheri Davis Gerald Pine Jennifer Williams Mike Messenger Pamela Doughman Sylvia Interest Energy Strategies Report was completed under the auspices of the Ad Hoc Integrated Energy Policy

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Context-based distribution of points of interest  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Location Based Services are a wide spread service family available at each mobile platform. One occurrence comprise services that allows users to find restaurants, hotels, sights, ATMs, gas stations, etc., i.e. points of interest (POIs). The next generation ... Keywords: authorization management, context-awareness, information sharing, location based services (lbs), points of interest (poi), user empowerment, user managed access

Mario Hoffmann; Alam Mohammad; Suleman Khan

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatio-temporal interest points for video analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we discuss the need for an effective representation of video data to aid analysis of large datasets of video clips and describe a prototype developed to explore the use of spatio-temporal interest points for action recognition. Our focus ... Keywords: action recognition, sparse action shapes, spatio-temporal interest points, video analysis, video coding

Ramsin Khoshabeh; James D. Hollan

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Description of interest regions with local binary patterns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel method for interest region description. We adopted the idea that the appearance of an interest region can be well characterized by the distribution of its local features. The most well-known descriptor built on this idea is ... Keywords: Image matching, Local binary patterns, Object recognition, Region description, Region detection, SIFT

Marko Heikkilä; Matti Pietikäinen; Cordelia Schmid

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations |  

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

Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Affirms National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations March 6, 2008 - 11:54am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today denied requests for rehearing of the Mid-Atlantic and the Southwest Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (National Corridors) designated by DOE in October 2007 as areas of significant electricity congestion and constraint. The designation of national corridors was made in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct). In affirming the National Corridor designations today, DOE dismissed as being without merit challenges raised by the applicants for rehearing, citing extensive data analysis conducted in its 2006 National Interest Electric Transmission

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest | Department of Energy  

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

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest June 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Lights, Camera, Action! In May 2013, an INDIGO FILMS production crew prepares for an interview with EM's Carlsbad Field Office Chief Scientist Roger Nelson. INDIGO FILMS is producing a segment on WIPP for a program that highlights interesting, non-public locations that should air on the Travel Channel this fall. Lights, Camera, Action! In May 2013, an INDIGO FILMS production crew prepares for an interview with EM's Carlsbad Field Office Chief Scientist Roger Nelson. INDIGO FILMS is producing a segment on WIPP for a program that highlights interesting, non-public locations that should air on the Travel Channel this fall.

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest | Department of Energy  

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

Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Attracts World Interest June 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Lights, Camera, Action! In May 2013, an INDIGO FILMS production crew prepares for an interview with EM's Carlsbad Field Office Chief Scientist Roger Nelson. INDIGO FILMS is producing a segment on WIPP for a program that highlights interesting, non-public locations that should air on the Travel Channel this fall. Lights, Camera, Action! In May 2013, an INDIGO FILMS production crew prepares for an interview with EM's Carlsbad Field Office Chief Scientist Roger Nelson. INDIGO FILMS is producing a segment on WIPP for a program that highlights interesting, non-public locations that should air on the Travel Channel this fall. A group of Texas A&M University nuclear engineering students shows enthusiasm for WIPP’s underground operations in May 2013.

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Home Energy Score: Information for Interested Organizations | Department of  

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

Information for Interested Organizations Information for Interested Organizations Home Energy Score: Information for Interested Organizations DOE is recruiting Partners, which are commonly state and local governments, utilities, and energy efficiency non-profits, to implement the Home Energy Score as part of their existing residential programs. Partners must be able to score a minimum of 200 homes in 12 months and fulfill quality assurance requirements. If your organization is interested in becoming a Home Energy Score Partner, contact us via email at homeenergyscore@ee.doe.gov. You can find more information for partners on the Frequently Asked Questions for Partners page or in this separate printable document. See also: Information for Homeowners Information for Interested Assessors Highlights Home Energy Scoring Tool Updated

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Broad area search for regions and objects of interest  

SciTech Connect

A quad chart provides an overview on the on-going project 'Broad Area Search for Regions and Objects of Interest' funded by the DOE Office of Nonproliferation and Verification Research and Development. Specifically, the quad chart shows: (1) Project title 'Broad Area Search for Regions and Objects of Interest'; (2) PI and Co-investigators; (3) Concept Panel outlining the project's approach built upon front-end scale-space image analysis; (4) Technical Challenges posed by the project, such as robustness, non-conformities, disparate spatial configuration and weak correlation between presence of objects of interest and low-level description of the surrounding geospatial background; and (5) Planned Accomplishment.

Skurikhin, Alexei N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Pope, Paul A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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101

DOE National Analytical Management Program Draws Global Interest |  

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National Analytical Management Program Draws Global Interest National Analytical Management Program Draws Global Interest DOE National Analytical Management Program Draws Global Interest February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Hnin Khaing focuses on her work at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico Hnin Khaing focuses on her work at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico Corey White works at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico Corey White works at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico Hnin Khaing focuses on her work at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico Corey White works at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico CARLSBAD, N.M. - The National Analytical Management Program (NAMP), which coordinates analytical services and capabilities throughout DOE, has garnered global interest. "NAMP is addressing a vital need to attain the most effective use of

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DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor  

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

Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations DOE Issues Two Draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Designations April 26, 2007 - 10:58am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced the issuance of two draft National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor (National Corridor) designations. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes the Secretary, based on the findings of DOE's National Electric Transmission Congestion Study (Congestion Study), to designate National Corridors. "These draft designations set us on the path to modernize our constrained and congested electric power infrastructure. They are a crucial step toward realizing President Bush's goal of a modern, more efficient electric

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Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, - Utility Topics: Policy Impacts Website: www.aceee.org/sites/default/files/publications/researchreports/u061.pd Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/aligning-utility-interests-energy-eff Language: English Policies: "Financial Incentives,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. Regulations: Utility/Electricity Service Costs

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY ZERO ENERGY NEW HOMES Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Global Global Green USA Santa Monica, CA 90405 Contract Number: 500-04-023 Prepared for: California Energy

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Commission DC Direct Current DUA Distributed Utility Associates EPRI Electric Public ResearchPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT SITRAS® STATIC ENERGY STORAGE (SES) SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by

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An Equilibrium Model of "Global Imbalances" and Low Interest Rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

were converted into dollars using daily exchange rates.and Flexible Ex- change Rates, MIT Press, 1982, pp. 116–156.Imbalances” and Low Interest Rates Ricardo J. Caballero

Caballero, Ricardo J; Farhi, Emmanuel; Gourinchas, Pierre-Olivier

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gainesville Regional Utilities- Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program  

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

Gainesville Regional Utilities- Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Gainesville Regional Utilities- Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program Gainesville Regional Utilities- Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Commercial Weatherization Ventilation Insulation Water Heating Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate $10,000 per customer within a 5 year period Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount up to $10,000 Provider Gainesville Regional Utilities Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers a six percent annual interest loan for pre-approved items including the ENERGY STAR refrigerators, high

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Energy Sustainability Interest Group: Second Quarter 2012 Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Technical Update is a summary of the activities of the Energy Sustainability Interest Group from April 1–June 30, 2012. The Interest Group provides a collaborative forum for electric power companies to discuss sustainability issues and gain insights from other participants. It is the largest sustainability-focused group of its kind in the electric power industry. This report provides an overview of the group's strategic direction and membership. It also includes summaries of the two documents publis...

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Sustainability Interest Group: First Quarter 2012 Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) Energy Sustainability Interest Group was formed in 2008 to provide a collaborative forum for electric power companies to discuss sustainability issues and gain insights from other participants. With over 30 member companies, it is the largest sustainability-focused group of its kind in the electric power industry. This Technical Update describes the activities of EPRI's Energy Sustainability Interest Group in the first quarter of 2012, covering the time p...

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Sustainability Interest Group: Third Quarter 2012 Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Technical Update is a summary of the activities of the Energy Sustainability Interest Group from July 1 – September 30, 2012.  The Interest Group provides a collaborative forum for electric power companies to discuss sustainability issues and gain insights from other participants, and is the largest sustainability-focused group of its kind in the electric power industry.This Technical Update is the third quarterly summary produced in 2012, and describes the activities of ...

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Sources of information utilized by California agricultural interest groups  

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Existing interest group theory describes legislative decision-making as a communication process whereby interest groups research information on issues, combine this information with constituent opinions, and present the resulting information to legislators. Legislators then use this information in developing legislation. The original source of information used by lobbyists greatly impacts the interest group�s ability to effectively represent its policy objectives in the decision-making process. The purpose of this study was to identify and evaluate sources of information utilized by selected California agricultural interest groups. This study determined common sources used among selected California agricultural interest groups, how and why groups choose their sources, the role of trust in information source selection, and what purposes interest groups have for using the information. Data from this study suggest lobbyists of California agricultural interest groups are primarily researching for lobbying purposes. Lobbyists acknowledged the importance of research in their lobbying work. Specifically, two main themes developed from the interviewees� responses: 1) lobbyists gather the political and technical information needed to thoroughly understand an issue before lobbying on it, and 2) lobbyists find the appropriate information to support their organization�s policy objectives. The purpose of their research and the type of information needed drive how lobbyists research an issue and what information sources they utilize. Lobbyists rely on their previous experiences to determine which sources will provide them with the necessary information. Data from this study suggest four main factors that impact which information sources lobbyists choose to utilize: 1) what information is needed, 2) who their contacts and personal relationships are with, 3) how much they trust potential sources, and 4) other characteristics of the sources such as accessibility, quality and accuracy, brevity and readability, experience of source, current information, scientifically-based, sincere, and/or a source that provides needed pictures or graphics.

Noble, Elisa Lynn

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Interest Security Company NISC Formerly Technology Management  

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Interest Security Company NISC Formerly Technology Management Interest Security Company NISC Formerly Technology Management Services TMS Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name National Interest Security Company (NISC) (Formerly Technology & Management Services (TMS) Inc.) Place Gaithersburg, Maryland Zip 20879 Product TMS provides technical and engineering analyses Coordinates 39.139866°, -77.193829° 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":39.139866,"lon":-77.193829,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! |  

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Energy Data Apps Maps Challenges Resources Blogs Let's Talk Energy Beta You are here Data.gov » Communities » Energy » Blogs Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Submitted by Matthew Loveless on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 5:28pm Log in to vote 14 On Monday, October 1st, more than 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts and policy makers are coming together for the first annual Energy Datapalooza. We'll be highlighting innovators that are using freely available data from the government and other sources to build products, services and apps that advance a secure and clean energy future. As a part of the Energy Data Initiative, the Datapalooza will also feature new datasets, application programming interfaces (APIs), and

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Anaheim Public Utilities - Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program |  

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Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program Anaheim Public Utilities - Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Ventilation Heat Pumps Heating Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Maximum Rebate $350,000 or ten times the amount of estimated savings Program Info State California Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount up to $350,000 or ten times the amount of estimated savings, whichever is less Provider Income-Qualified Assistance Programs Anaheim Public Utilities offers low-cost financing for energy efficiency

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! |  

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! September 27, 2012 - 5:25pm Addthis U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor Matthew Loveless Matthew Loveless Data Integration Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Watch the Datapalooza live at WhiteHouse.gov/live. On Monday, October 1st, more than 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts and policy makers are coming together for the first annual Energy Datapalooza. We'll be highlighting innovators that are using

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Collaborative research helps Alexis Kaplan pursue her interest in nuclear  

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Collaborative research helps Alexis Kaplan pursue her interest in Collaborative research helps Alexis Kaplan pursue her interest in nuclear engineering Collaborative research helps Alexis Kaplan pursue her interest in nuclear engineering Nuclear Engineering graduate research assistant designs a prototype for a system that will measure the used fuel that comes out of nuclear reactors. August 22, 2013 Alexis Kaplan Alexis Kaplan, a graduate research assistant, relocates to the small town of Los Alamos to finish her PhD thesis research with the Safeguards Science and Technology group. Alexis and her team of nuclear, mechanical, and electrical engineers are designing and building a prototype for a system that will measure the used fuel that comes out of nuclear reactors. "I feel like I have 4 or 5 mentors. That is one of my favorite things

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! |  

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! September 27, 2012 - 5:25pm Addthis U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor Matthew Loveless Matthew Loveless Data Integration Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Watch the Datapalooza live at WhiteHouse.gov/live. On Monday, October 1st, more than 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts and policy makers are coming together for the first annual Energy Datapalooza. We'll be highlighting innovators that are using

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Argonne Transportation - Clean Cities Area of Interest 4: Alternative Fuel,  

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Clean Cities Area of Interest 4: Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Program Emissions Benefit Tool Download Clean Cities Area of Interest 4 Emissions Benefit Tool (Excel 57 KB) This tool has been created for the Clean Cities Funding Opportunity Announcement for Area of Interest 4: Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Program. The tool is based off the AirCRED model's methodology using EPA's MOBILE6 model and light duty vehicle and heavy duty engine certification data to generate criteria air pollutant emission credits. However, for this tool, the GREET model is also used to generate data for vehicles not certified and well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions. This tool requires the user to input: The number of vehicles planned to be purchased

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Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results  

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Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results May 18, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office (575) 234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - New Mexico State University"s Low Background Radiation Experiment (LBRE), which takes place 2,150 feet below the earth"s surface at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, recently released some results about the project"s first two years of experimentation. The March 2011 edition of Health Physics printed an article titled "Exploring Biological Effects of Low Level Radiation from the Other Side of Background," summarizing some initial data taken from LBRE and from a sister experiment conducted at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

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Classification of user interest patterns using a virtual folksonomy  

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User interest in topics and resources is known to be recurrent and to follow specific patterns, depending on the type of topic or resource. Traditional methods for predicting reoccurring patterns are based on ranking and associative models. In this paper ... Keywords: navigation support, recommendation, revisitation

Ricardo Kawase; Eelco Herder

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program  

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, or a selected time period, are useful and essential for analyzing energy usage history. Most Utility EISCalifornia Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program LBNL No. 49977 (HPCBS No. E5P2.2T1b4) Web-based Energy Information Systems for Large Commercial Buildings Element 5 - Integrated

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper  

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper CLIMATE VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION A White Paper from the California Energy Commission's California Climate Change Center JULY 2012 CEC DISCLAIMER This paper was prepared as the result of work sponsored by the California Energy Commission

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper  

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper COASTAL FLOODINGPOTENTIAL PROJECTIONS: 2000­2100 A White Paper from the California Energy Commission's California Climate This paper was prepared as the result of work sponsored by the California Energy Commission. It does

Bromirski, Peter D.

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM REPORT  

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM REPORT SOLAR REFLECTANCES OF ROOFS/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies · Transportation Solar Reflectances of solar energy that is reflected by the roof. Reflectance tests were conducted following American

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Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM REPORT  

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's natural gas supply is conveyed through a robust system of pipelines that run throughout the statePublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM REPORT MEMS Sensor Designs for Natural Gas for Natural Gas Pipelines is the interim report for the Natural Gas Pipeline Sensors project (contract number

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Request for Expression of Interest Infrastructure Construction Package  

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.S. Department of Energy's NNSA 1 of 5 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking Expressions of Interest Employer / Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's NNSA 2 of 5.S. Department of Energy's NNSA 3 of 5 Phasing of the Work will be required. SUBCONTRACTOR shall provide

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COG - Special Features of Interest to Criticality Safety Practitioners  

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COG is a modern, general-purpose, high fidelity, multi-particle transport code developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory specifically for use in deep penetration (shielding) and criticality safety calculations. This paper describes some features in COG of special interest to criticality safety practitioners.

Buck, R M; Heinrichs, D P; Krass, A W; Lent, E M

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY RESEARCH GRANTS  

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY RESEARCH GRANTS AWARD # PIR-09-0xx #12;i TERMS............................................................................................3 1 #12;PON 09-002 Terms and Cond-attch N (12-30-09 jm).doc 1 TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Grant

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NETL Crosscutting: Instrumentation, Controls & Automation Interest Group  

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Advanced Research Advanced Research 2012 Conference Proceedings Instrumentation, Controls & Automation Interest Group Meeting June 6-7, 2012 The Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Crosscutting Research program and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) together hosted the Instrumentation, Controls, and Automation Interest Group Meeting to address sensors and controls research for the power industry. This meeting was held in conjunction with the 2012 ISA POWID Conference on June 6-7, 2012. The goal was to share ongoing research activities, exchange ideas and collect information from power industry to identify potential future topics that can be used in new solicitation. Several topics were covered to stimulate discussion in areas that included wireless technologies, fiber optic sensors, model based control, cyber security and advances in sensors. The interactive discussions were captured, and can be accessed in the meeting notes [PDF-149KB].

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HVDC Cables Interest Group: Summary of 2012 Activities  

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A diverse international group of participants has been assembled, with special knowledge and interests in high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) cable technology applications. A forum has been developed for the free exchange of technical information between leading power utility engineers and researchers who are actively engaged in the practical world of HVDC system applications as well as those planning future R&D activities. This report describes results of the first year of the HVDC Cables ...

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Interest/Users Group Meeting Proceedings and Key Findings, 2011  

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This technical update is the summary of the meeting proceedings and key findings for the Fossil Operations and Maintenance Program Area Interest/Users Groups meetings held during 2011. The report represents a culmination of numerous meetings, conferences, users groups, and workshops conducted throughout the year. The document incorporates the meeting logistics and objectives; names of keynote speaker, attendees, and host utility; presentation location, and key findings and recommendations from each meeti...

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Sustainability Interest Group 2013: Mid-Year Summary  

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Electric power companies face unique challenges and tradeoffs. They are expected to manage financial, environmental and social performance, while providing safe, clean, reliable, and affordable power. Electric power companies can achieve enduring growth, superior long-term financial performance, and improved risk management by thoughtfully addressing sustainability issues. The EPRI Energy Sustainability Interest Group was formed in 2008 and provides a collaborative forum for electric power company ...

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Blue Chip Consensus US GDP Forecast  

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and metro area from Moody’s Economy.com Equivalent to US-level Gross Domestic Product ? The GMP forecasts have a large impact on the peak load forecasts Rule of thumb: 1 % growth in RTO GMP ? approx. 1,000 MW growth in forecast RTO peak load

James F. Wilson

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI Biomass Interest Group Meeting 3 Results--2005  

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The EPRI Biomass Interest Group meets three times per year to exchange information on projects, explore new technologies, and to set the research agenda for the group. In 2005, the first meeting was held in March in Washington, DC, the second meeting was a tour of biomass facilities in Europe, and the third meeting was December 6, 2005 in Des Moines, Iowa. This report summarizes the results of that meeting, including a tour of the switchgrass cofiring facility at the nearby Ottumwa Generating Station.

2006-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Farber Merlin expands Thai oil shale and tin interests  

SciTech Connect

The Hong Kong-based Farber Merlin group is negotiating with Australian mining interests to form a joint venture to develop Thailand's extensive oil shale deposits as an energy source. Thailand's Department of Mineral Resources estimates oil shale reserves in the northern provinces of Lanphun and Tak at 2515 million metric tons, of which 15 million metric tons in Lanphun is termed high-grade or capable of producing 15 gal/metric ton. The 2500 million metric tons in Tak is low-grade, capable of producing about 1.5 gal/metric ton.

1974-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE  

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2008 2008 Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE Entergy Corporation v. EPA; PSEG Fossil LLC v. Riverkeeper, Inc.; Utility Water Group v. Riverkeeper, Inc., S. Ct. Nos. 07-588, 07-589, and 07-597. The question presented in this litigation is whether Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1326(b), authorizes EPA to compare costs and benefits in determining the "best technology available for minimizing adverse environmental impact" at cooling water intake structures. The Second Circuit held that EPA may not engage in cost-benefit analysis in determining the "best technology available," and that consideration of cost is limited to choosing "a less expensive technology that achieves essentially the same results" as the best technology that industry can reasonably bear. EPA did

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Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders  

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Home Energy Score: Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders Joan Glickman Senior Advisor/Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy July 23, 2012 1 eere.energy.gov DOE's objectives for the Home Energy Score Program * Strengthen the home energy improvement market * Provide an affordable and credible means for homeowners to understand - their home's energy performance, - how their home compares to others in their area, and - how to improve its efficiency. * Build on and complement existing home energy improvement efforts * Help trained workers enter the private sector energy improvement market, as Weatherization work funded by the Recovery Act ramps down 2 eere.energy.gov Better Information: Home Energy Score * Voluntary MPG rating for homes and

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Interest and Hazard Rates of Russian Saving Banks  

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The number of (registered) commercial banks in Russia increased at a fast pace after the 1988 banking reform. Many of these banks lacked supervision and operated with dangerously low funding capital. In this paper we investigate the determinants of the hazard rates of banks active on the Moscovian deposits market during the 1994-97 period. We find that market share and duration have had a negative effect on the hazard rate, while the interest rate offered has had a positive effect. 5001-6182 Business 5546-5548.6 Office Organization and Management Library of Congress Classification (LCC) HG 1855 Saving banks M Business Administration and Business Economics L 20 Firm Objectives, Organization and Behavior: general Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) G 21 P 34 Banks; Other depository institutions Socialist Insitutions and their tranitions; Finance 85 A Business General 270 A 100 G Strategic Management Organizational Growth European Business Schools Library Group (E...

Martin A. Carree; Bedrijfskunde Bedrijfseconomie

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pemex to acquire interest in Shell Texas refinery  

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This paper reports that Petroleos Mexicanos and Shell Oil Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint refining venture involving Shell's 225,000 b/d Deer Park, Tex., refinery. Under the agreement, Mexico's state owned oil company is to purchase a 50% interest in the refinery, and Shell is to sell Pemex unleaded gasoline on a long term basis. Under the venture, Shell and Pemex plan to add undisclosed conversion and upgrading units tailored to process heavy Mexican crude. The revamp will allow Pemex to place more than 100,000 b/d of Mayan heavy crude on the U.S. market. Mayan accounts for 70% of Mexico's crude oil exports. In turn, Shell will sell Pemex as much as 45,000 b/d of unleaded gasoline to help meet Mexico's rapidly growing demand.

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1992-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Population | OpenEI  

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Population Population Dataset Summary Description Total population (in millions) by country, 1980 to 2010. Compiled by Energy Information Administration (EIA). Source EIA Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords EIA Population world Data text/csv icon population_by_country_1980_2010millions.csv (csv, 59.1 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Peer Reviewed Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 1980 - 2010 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below Comment Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata Average vote Your vote Usefulness of the dataset Average vote Your vote Ease of access Average vote Your vote Overall rating Average vote Your vote Comments Login or register to post comments If you rate this dataset, your published comment will include your rating.

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MHD (magnetohydrodynamic) undersea propulsion: A novel concept with renewed interest  

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This paper discusses the reasons for the national and international renewed interest in the concept of MHD seawater propulsion. The main advantages of this concept are presented, together with some of the technical challenges that need to be overcome to achieve reliability, performance, and stealth. The paper discusses in more detail some of the technical issues and loss mechanisms influencing the thruster performance in terms of its electrical efficiency. Among the issues discussed are the jet losses and nozzle efficiency. Ohmic losses and frictional losses inside the thruster. Also discussed are the electrical end losses caused by the fringing magnetic field near the end of the electrodes. It has been shown that the frictional and end losses can have strong adverse effects on the thruster performance. Furthermore, a parametric study has been performed to investigate the effects of several parameters on the performance of the MHD thrusters. Those parameters include the magnetic field, thruster diameter, all roughness, flow velocity, and electrical load factor. The results of the parametric study indicate that the thruster efficiency increases with the strength of the magnetic field and thruster diameter, and decreases with the wall roughness and the flow velocity. 8 refs., 8 figs.

Doss, E.D.; Geyer, H.K. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Roy, G.D. (Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinos from Stored Muons nuSTORM: Expression of Interest  

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The nuSTORM facility has been designed to deliver beams of electron and muon neutrinos from the decay of a stored muon beam with a central momentum of 3.8 GeV/c and a momentum spread of 10%. The facility is unique in that it will: serve the future long- and short-baseline neutrino-oscillation programmes by providing definitive measurements of electron-neutrino- and muon-neutrino-nucleus cross sections with percent-level precision; allow searches for sterile neutrinos of exquisite sensitivity to be carried out; and constitute the essential first step in the incremental development of muon accelerators as a powerful new technique for particle physics. Of the world's proton-accelerator laboratories, only CERN and FNAL have the infrastructure required to mount nuSTORM. Since no siting decision has yet been taken, the purpose of this Expression of Interest (EoI) is to request the resources required to: investigate in detail how nuSTORM could be implemented at CERN; and develop options for decisive European contributions to the nuSTORM facility and experimental programme wherever the facility is sited. The EoI defines a two-year programme culminating in the delivery of a Technical Design Report.

D. Adey; S. K. Agarwalla; C. M. Ankenbrandt; R. Asfandiyarov; J. J. Back; G. Barker; E. Baussan; R. Bayes; S. Bhadra; V. Blackmore; A. Blondel; S. A. Bogacz; C. Booth; S. B. Boyd; A. Bravar; S. J. Brice; A. D. Bross; F. Cadoux; H. Cease; A. Cervera; J. Cobb; D. Colling; L. Coney; A. Dobbs; J. Dobson; A. Donini; P. J. Dornan; M. Dracos; F. Dufour; R. Edgecock; J. Evans; M. A. George; T. Ghosh; A. deGouvea; J. J. Gomez-Cadenas; A. Haesler; G. Hanson; M. Geelhoed; P. F. Harrison; M. Hartz; P. Hernandez; J. A. Hernando-Morata; P. J. Hodgson; P. Huber; A. Izmaylov; Y. Karadhzov; T. Kobilarcik; J. Kopp; L. Kormos; A. Korzenev; A. Kurup; Y. Kuno; P. Kyberd; J. P. Lagrange; A. M. Laing; J. Link; A. Liu; K. R. Long; N. McCauley; K. T. McDonald; K. Mahn; C. Martin; J. Martin; O. Mena; S. R. Mishra; N. Mokhov; J. Morfin; Y. Mori; W. Murray; D. Neuffer; R. Nichol; E. Noah; M. A. Palmer; S. Parke; S. Pascoli; J. Pasternak; M. Popovic; P. Ratoff; M. Ravonel; M. Rayner; S. Ricciardi; C. Rogers; P. Rubinov; E. Santos; A. Sato; E. Scantamburlo; J. K. Sedgbeer; D. R. Smith; P. J. Smith; J. T. Sobczyk; S. Soldner-Rembold; F. J. P. Soler; M. Sorel; A. Stahl; L. Stanco; P. Stamoulis; S. Striganov; H. Tanaka; I. J. Taylor; C. Touramanis; C. D. Tunnel; Y. Uchida; N. Vassilopoulos; M. O. Wascko; A. Weber; E. Wildner; M. J. Wilking; W. Winter; U. K. Yang

2013-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Population and Environment  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356 Coastal and Marine Environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358 Energy, Air Pollution or growth. Indeed, an overlay of graphs depicting global trends in population, energy consumption, carbon; coastal and marine environments; and energy, air pollu- tion, and climate change. In the concluding

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DOE Seeks Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global...  

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

Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Initiative DOE Seeks Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear Energy...

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FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST TRAINING What is the purpose of the ...  

... stock, stock option, or other ownership interest); or • Intellectual property rights and interests (e.g., patents, copyrights), upon receipt of income ...

146

The elusive minimum viable population size for white sturgeon  

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Biological conservation of sturgeon populations is a concern for many species. Those responsible for managing the white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) and similar species are interested in identifying extinction thresholds to avoid. Two thresholds that exist in theory are the minimum viable population size (MVP) and minimum amount of suitable habitat. In this paper, we present both model and empirical estimates of these thresholds. We modified a population viability analysis (PVA) model for white sturgeon to include two new Allee mechanisms. Despite this, PVA-based MVP estimates were unrealistically low compared with empirical estimates unless opportunities for spawning were assumed to be less frequent. PVA results revealed a trade-off between MVP and habitat thresholds; smaller populations persisted in longer river segments and vice versa. Our empirical analyses suggested (1) a MVP range based on population trends from 1,194 to 27,700 individuals, and (2) a MVP estimate of 4,000 individuals based on recruitment. Long-term historical population surveys are needed for more populations to pinpoint an MVP based on trends, whereas the available data were sufficient to estimate MVP based on recruitment. Beyond the MVP, we developed a hierarchical model for population status based on empirical data. Metapopulation support was the most important predictor of population health, followed by the length of free-flowing habitat, with habitat thresholds at 26 and 150 km. Together, these results suggest that habitat and connectivity are important determinants of population status that likely influence the site-specific MVP thresholds.

Jager, Yetta [ORNL; Lepla, Ken B. [Idaho Power Company; Van Winkle, Webb [Van Windle Environmental Consulting; James, Mr Brad [Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; McAdam, Dr Steve [University of British Columbia, Vancouver

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying the multivariate time-rescaling theorem to neural population models  

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Statistical models of neural activity are integral to modern neuroscience. Recently interest has grown in modeling the spiking activity of populations of simultaneously recorded neurons to study the effects of correlations ...

Gerhard, Felipe

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Microsoft Word - 101st-AOCS-Annual-Meeting-interest-areas.doc  

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Annual Meeting Interest Areas The AOCS Divisions focus on specific technical areas, giving members with similar interests a forum to exchange professional information, develop programs, and maintain open lines of communication with peers. The Annual

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Broadening Accessibility Through Special Interests: A New Approach for Software Customization  

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Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often fixate on narrow, restricted interests. These interests can be highly motivating, but they can also create attentional myopia, preventing individuals from ...

Morris, Robert Randall

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans to someone by E-mail Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

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Being bored? Recognising natural interest by extensive audiovisual integration for real-life application  

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Automatic detection of the level of human interest is of high relevance for many technical applications, such as automatic customer care or tutoring systems. However, the recognition of spontaneous interest in natural conversations independently of the ... Keywords: Affective computing, Audiovisual processing, Interest recognition

Björn Schuller; Ronald Müller; Florian Eyben; Jürgen Gast; Benedikt Hörnler; Martin Wöllmer; Gerhard Rigoll; Anja Höthker; Hitoshi Konosu

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Extracting multilayered Communities of Interest from semantic user profiles: Application to group modeling and hybrid recommendations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Community of Interest is a specific type of Community of Practice. It is formed by a group of individuals who share a common interest or passion. These people exchange ideas and thoughts about the given passion. However, they are often not aware of ... Keywords: Communities of Interest, Communities of Practice, Content-based collaborative filtering, Group modeling, Ontology, User profile

Iván Cantador; Pablo Castells

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Cultural Dasymetric Population Mapping with Historical GIS: A Case Study from the Southern Appalachians  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There has been a recent flurry of interest in dasymetric population mapping. However, the ancillary coverages that underlie current dasymetric methods are unconnected to cultural context. The resulting regions may indicate density patterns, but not necessarily ... Keywords: Agricultural Geography, Appalachia, Dasymetric, Historical GIS, Population Mapping, Rural Geography, West Virginia

George Towers

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Population Monte Carlo algorithms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We give a cross-disciplinary survey on ``population'' Monte Carlo algorithms. In these algorithms, a set of ``walkers'' or ``particles'' is used as a representation of a high-dimensional vector. The computation is carried out by a random walk and split/deletion of these objects. The algorithms are developed in various fields in physics and statistical sciences and called by lots of different terms -- ``quantum Monte Carlo'', ``transfer-matrix Monte Carlo'', ``Monte Carlo filter (particle filter)'',``sequential Monte Carlo'' and ``PERM'' etc. Here we discuss them in a coherent framework. We also touch on related algorithms -- genetic algorithms and annealed importance sampling.

Yukito IBA

2000-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

155

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in  

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3: October 10, 3: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #393: October 10, 2005 More Interest in Diesel Engines on AddThis.com... Fact #393: October 10, 2005

156

Looking Back with Interest (Rates): Merger Retrospectives in the U.S. Banking Industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

transmission of competitive forces enumerated in the Orders include population density, worker commuting patterns, and the usage and availability

Palmer, Joshua Lee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Optimal control of population transfer in Markovian open quantum systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There has long been interest to control the transfer of population between specified quantum states. Recent work has optimized the control law for closed system population transfer by using a gradient ascent pulse engineer- ing algorithm [1]. Here, a spin-boson model consisting of two-level atoms which interact with the dissipative environment, is investigated. With opti- mal control, the quantum system can invert the populations of the quantum logic states. The temperature plays an important role in controlling popula- tion transfer. At low temperatures the control has active performance, while at high temperatures it has less erect. We also analyze the decoherence be- havior of open quantum systems with optimal population transfer control, and we find that these controls can prolong the coherence time. We hope that active optimal control can help quantum solid-state-based engineering.

Cuia, Wei; Pan, Yu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Optimal control of population transfer in Markovian open quantum systems  

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There has long been interest to control the transfer of population between specified quantum states. Recent work has optimized the control law for closed system population transfer by using a gradient ascent pulse engineer- ing algorithm [1]. Here, a spin-boson model consisting of two-level atoms which interact with the dissipative environment, is investigated. With opti- mal control, the quantum system can invert the populations of the quantum logic states. The temperature plays an important role in controlling popula- tion transfer. At low temperatures the control has active performance, while at high temperatures it has less erect. We also analyze the decoherence be- havior of open quantum systems with optimal population transfer control, and we find that these controls can prolong the coherence time. We hope that active optimal control can help quantum solid-state-based engineering.

Wei Cui; Zairong Xi; Yu Pan

2010-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

159

Interesting Electronic and Dynamic Properties of Quantum Dot Quantum Wells and other Semiconductor Nanocrystal Heterostructures .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Some interesting electronic and dynamic properties of semiconductor nanocrystal heterostructures have been investigated using various spectroscopic methods. Semiconductor nanocrystal heterostructures were prepared using colloidal synthesis… (more)

Schill, Alexander Wilhem

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Letters of Interest PRICE/COST Estimate Sheet for [Insert LOI...  

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(Typed Name) NREL Form (10-5-2000) Letters of Interest PRICECOST Estimate Sheet for Description Base Year Phase Option Year I Phase Option Year...

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161

Thakur elected at-large member of ACM Special Interest Group...  

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has been elected a member-at-large of the ACM Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC). SIGHPC's mission is to disseminate research and experiences in...

162

Region-of-interest video coding based on rate and distortion variations for H.263+  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Region-of-interest (ROI) is an essential task that one must undertake in low bit-rate multimedia communications because of the limited bandwidth of the channels and the transcoder between different standards. In this paper, an effective ROI determination ... Keywords: H.263+, Rate control, Rate-distortion, Region-of-interest, Videoconference

Ming-Chieh Chi; Mei-Juan Chen; Chia-Hung Yeh; Jyong-An Jhu

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

The current interest and future prospect of nuclear energy in Mongolia  

SciTech Connect

The interest in small reactor is growing in US. The construction cost of small reactor depends on the size of the market because one way of the cost reduction will be obtained by the mass production in general. Mongolia, which is one of the potential market of small reactor, is interesting in the utilization of nuclear energy, such as district heating.

Minato, Akio [Center for Research into Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems (CRINES), Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8550 (Japan)

2011-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

164

Evaluation of Interest Point Detectors and Feature Descriptors for Visual Tracking  

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Applications for real-time visual tracking can be found in many areas, including visual odometry and augmented reality. Interest point detection and feature description form the basis of feature-based tracking, and a variety of algorithms for these tasks ... Keywords: Dataset, Evaluation, Feature descriptors, Interest point detectors, Visual tracking

Steffen Gauglitz; Tobias Höllerer; Matthew Turk

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Diversifying landmark image search results by learning interested views from community photos  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we demonstrate a novel landmark photo search and browsing system: Agate, which ranks landmark image search results considering their relevance, diversity and quality. Agate learns from community photos the most interested aspects and related ... Keywords: landmark image search, set-based ranking, user interest modeling

Yuheng Ren; Mo Yu; Xin-Jing Wang; Lei Zhang; Wei-Ying Ma

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Estimated population near uranium tailings  

SciTech Connect

Population studies, which took place during the months of April, May, and June 1983, were performed for 27 active and 25 inactive mill sites. For each mill site, a table showing population by radius (1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 km) in 16 compass directions was generated. 22 references, 6 tables.

Bloomster, C.H.; Brown, D.R.; Bruno, G.A.; Craig, S.N.; Dirks, J.A.; Griffin, E.A.; Reis, J.W.; Young, J.K.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Involved in  

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

Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Involved in the Selection of Subcontractors for NEUP Research and Development Funds Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Involved in the Selection of Subcontractors for NEUP Research and Development Funds The Department of Energy has a policy that individuals with a conflict of interest cannot participate in the technical review of procurement proposals. This certification must be completed by individuals prior to their participation in the pre-application and/or proposal review processes. 1. I will not participate in the review of any pre-application or proposal involving a particular matter that would have a direct and predictable effect on any person, company or organization with which I have a

168

Monetary Policy and Household Mobility: The Effects of Mortgage Interest Rats.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Homeowner Mobility and Mortgage Interest Rates: New Evidencenew mortgages. Table 2 Basic Hazard Models of Household Mobility (mobility decisions are related to increases in family size, the existence of a new

Quigley, John M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

What Kind of Green Jobs Most Interest You? | Department of Energy  

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

Kind of Green Jobs Most Interest You? Kind of Green Jobs Most Interest You? What Kind of Green Jobs Most Interest You? July 29, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis On Monday, Amy told you about some resources to help you learn about and find green jobs. "Green jobs" is a broad term, and there are opportunities for people with all types of skills. What kind of green jobs most interest you? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments. E-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at consumer.webmaster@nrel.gov. Addthis Related Articles What Kind of Energy Widgets Would Be Useful to You? Visit the Home Energy Saver website to learn energy-saving specifics about your home.

170

Paper on "Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE"  

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

NOTE TO: Cynthia L. Quarterman NOTE TO: Cynthia L. Quarterman Department of Energy Agency Review Team FROM: Janet Z. Barsy Qi Special AssistantO ffice of the General Counsel SUBJECT: Paper on "Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE" DATE: December 5, 2008 At our meeting on November 24, 2008, you expressed an interest in major litigation of direct interest to the Department where DOE has an interest in the outcome of the suit although it is not a party to the litigation. Attached is a paper prepared by the Office of the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation that summarizes such cases. The claims in one of the cases, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Stanton, are briefly discussed in the Transition Paper entitled Pending Significant Litigation Matters under the section "Alleged Exposures to Radioactive and/or Toxic

171

Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric)- Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program  

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

Interstate Power and Light (Alliant Energy), in conjunction with Wells Fargo Bank, offers a low-interest loan for residential, commercial and agricultural customers who purchase and install energy...

172

Revenue Costs and Incentive Effects of the Mortgage Interest Deduction for Owner-Occupied Housing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We draw on household-level data from the 2004 Survey of Consumer Finances to analyze how changes in the income tax deduction for mortgage interest would affect the distribution of income tax liabilities and the consumption ...

Poterba, James M.

173

The business of broadband and the public interest : media policy for the network society  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Media policy in the United States has, since its inception, been governed by the principle that infrastructure providers should serve "the public interest." The Federal Communications Commission has traditionally been ...

Schultze, Stephen James

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Is the Atmosphere Interesting? A Projection Pursuit Study of the Circulation in the Northern Hemisphere Winter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Northern Hemisphere winter circulation is probed for deviations from Gaussianity. A projection pursuit approach is applied that searches for directions in phase space that maximize an index of interest. Different indices gauging different ...

Bo Christiansen

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Is region-of-interest overlap comparison a reliable measure of category specificity?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analysis of the degree of overlap between functional magnetic resonance imaging--derived regions of interest (ROIs) has been used to assess the functional convergence and/or segregation of category-selective brain areas. An examination of the extant ...

Chun-Chia Kung; Jessie J. Peissig; Michael J. Tarr

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Lipids in NanotechnologyChapter 1 Nanotechnology: Emerging Interest, Opportunities, and Challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lipids in Nanotechnology Chapter 1 Nanotechnology: Emerging Interest, Opportunities, and Challenges Food Science Health Nutrition Processing eChapters Food Science & Technology Health - Nutrition - Biochemistry Processing 67B35EFEC17

177

Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric)- Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program  

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

Alliant Energy (Interstate Power and Light - IP&L) offers low-interest financing program for the installation of energy efficient improvements. Businesses, Residences, farms or ag-related...

178

US statutes of general interest to safeguards and security officers. Revision 12/95  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document is one of a three volume set. This document, BNL 52202, it titled, ``US Statutes of General Interest to Safeguards and Security Officers``, and is intended for use by officers.

Cadwell, J.J.; Ruger, C.J.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Forecasting future economic growth : the term structure of interest rates, volatility and inflation as leading indicators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The broad literature documents the empirical regularity that slope of the term structure of interest rates is a reliable predictor of future real economic activity. Steeper slopes presage increasing growth, and downward ...

Khait, Maria

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

DOE Seeks Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear  

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

Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Initiative DOE Seeks Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Initiative March 17, 2006 - 3:46pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking expressions of interest from the public and private sectors by March 31, 2006, to propose and evaluate sites suitable for demonstrating advanced recycling technologies under the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP). "The successful demonstration of GNEP recycling technologies will enable the U.S. and our international partners to substantially change the way that spent nuclear fuel is managed, assuring a safe, long-term, and

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181

Volunteering as Performance: The Dynamic between Self-Interest and Selflessness within the Volunteer Industry  

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This thesis investigates volunteering as performance. In exploring this topic I discuss a dynamic between self-interest and selflessness in the observable performance of service through the social mechanisms of volunteerism. I argue that self-interest is a prominent motivation for volunteering, but its overt performance is kept in check by norms that emphasize selflessness. My argument centers on addressing this lack of acknowledgement toward self-interest within vernacular culture. My research draws examples from an individual, organizational, and global volunteer perspective. Ethnographic research was conducted for this study with a student group that organizes one of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life fundraisers. Within this organization, I conceptualize volunteering as a performance that requires a social actor to not just “do” service, but also “show do” and/or “explain show do” their behavior in front of an audience. This presentation culminates in a cultural performance where participants at Relay For Life perform a narrative of selflessness. Expanding my discussion of volunteering to a global perspective, my last chapter addresses volunteer tourism. I argue that the self-interest of both volunteers and volunteer travel companies reduces the recipients of volunteer tourism to essentialized and exociticized cultural "Others." I advocate for the overt acknowledgement of self-interest not only because self-interest is present, but also because it is a central dynamic that constructs volunteerism as performance.

Bernstein, Joshua D

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest  

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

Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report This work described in this report was coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution under Contract No. DE AC03-76SF00098. Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report More Documents & Publications THE VALUE OF ECONOMIC DISPATCH A REPORT TO CONGRESS PURSUANT TO SECTION 1234 OF THE ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005 2006 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study and Related Materials

183

Conflict of Interest | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Conflict of Interest Conflict of Interest High Energy Physics (HEP) HEP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of HEP Funding Opportunities Closed Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) Closed Lab Announcements Award Search Peer Merit / Review Policies Early Career Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics Graduate Fellows in High Energy Theory Guidelines Advisory Committees News & Resources Contact Information High Energy Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-25/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3624 F: (301) 903-2597 E: sc.hep@science.doe.gov More Information » Peer Merit / Review Policies Conflict of Interest Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page If you have any affiliation with, or any personal or financial connection

184

Low-Interest Loans for Customer-Side Distributed Resources | Department of  

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Low-Interest Loans for Customer-Side Distributed Resources Low-Interest Loans for Customer-Side Distributed Resources Low-Interest Loans for Customer-Side Distributed Resources < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Savings Category Commercial Heating & Cooling Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Solar Wind Program Info Start Date 7/21/2005 State Connecticut Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider Banc of America Long-term financing is available to retail end-use customers for the installation of customer-side distributed resources. Customer-side distributed resources are defined by Conn. Gen. Stat. § 16-1 as "(A) the generation of electricity from a unit with a rating of not more than

185

Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE | Department of Energy  

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

Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE Entergy Corporation v. EPA; PSEG Fossil LLC v. Riverkeeper, Inc.; Utility Water Group v. Riverkeeper, Inc., S. Ct. Nos. 07-588, 07-589, and 07-597. The question presented in this litigation is whether Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1326(b), authorizes EPA to compare costs and benefits in determining the "best technology available for minimizing adverse environmental impact" at cooling water intake structures. The Second Circuit held that EPA may not engage in cost-benefit analysis in determining the "best technology available," and that consideration of cost is limited to choosing "a less expensive technology that achieves essentially the same results" as the best technology that

186

Special Report on "Allegations of Conflict of Interest Regarding Licensing of PROTECT by Argonne National Laboratory"  

SciTech Connect

In February 2009, the Office of Inspector General received a letter from Congressman Mark Steven Kirk of Illinois, which included constituent allegations that an exclusive technology licensing agreement by Argonne National Laboratory was tainted by inadequate competition, conflicts of interest, and other improprieties. The technology in question was for the Program for Response Options and Technology Enhancements for Chemical/Biological Terrorism, commonly referred to as PROTECT. Because of the importance of the Department of Energy's technology transfer program, especially as implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act matures, we reviewed selected aspects of the licensing process for PROTECT to determine whether the allegations had merit. In summary, under the facts developed during our review, it was understandable that interested parties concluded that there was a conflict of interest in this matter and that Argonne may have provided the successful licensee with an unfair advantage. In part, this was consistent with aspects of the complaint from Congressman Kirk's constituent.

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2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric) - Low Interest  

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

Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric) - Low Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric) - Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (Gas and Electric) - Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Local Government Nonprofit Residential State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Water Heating Home Weatherization Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate $25,000 Program Info State Iowa Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount $1,500 - $25,000 Provider Customer Service Interstate Power and Light (Alliant Energy), in conjunction with Wells

188

NAWIG News: The Native American Wind Interest Group Newsletter, Spring 2007  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

TDX Power and St. Paul Island: Lessons Learned TDX Power and St. Paul Island: Lessons Learned Interview with Nicholas Goodman, Project Coordinator, TDX Power Corporation (conducted for NAWIG News in winter 2006/2007). Tell us how TDX became interested in wind energy. TDX's chairman, Ron Philemonoff, became interested in windpower during one of his annual trips to visit family in California. With all due respect to our brethren in California, the St. Paul Island wind resource has no equal in California, and he knew the technology had real poten-

189

Monthly GDP Estimates for Inter-War Britain  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

nsumption, electricity consumption, merchandise on railways, commercial motors in use, postal receipts, building activity, iron and steel for home consumption, raw cotton delivered to mills, imports of raw materials, exports British manufactures, shipping... and the General tariff in February 1932 6 . However, neither of these policies seems to have generated immediate observable effects on the path of recovery with the economy continuing to slide between February and September 1932. Clearly, Temin’s hypothesis...

Mitchell, James; Solomou, Solomos; Weale, Martin

190

Monthly and Quarterly GDP Estimates for Interwar Britain  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ended the Great depression we need good quality high frequency data and provided some high frequency analysis of the recovery profiles in the USA and Germany. However, he did not provide the high-frequency data needed to analyse the British case... -values Factor loadings (x100) Autoregressive Coeff t-value Coeff t-value Employment 1.27 12.65 -0.20 -2.62 Coal Consumption 0.96 7.40 0.79 3.96 Electricity Consumption 0.52 0.83 -0.37 -4.86 Railways 0.51 2.28 -0.50 -6.87 Motor 3.00 6.31 -0.39 -5...

Mitchell, James; Solomou, Solomos; Weale, M

191

Exploring the evolution of digital television in China: An interplay between economic and political interests  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper argues that the primary obstacles facing the transition to digital TV involve: (1) administrative infighting, (2) heavy-handed policymaking processes, and (3) the pursuit of self-interest and centralized control by the state network. After ... Keywords: Broadcasting, Digital, Political and Economic Progress, Telematics, Television

Charles G. C. Feng; T. Y. Lau; David J. Atkin; Carolyn A. Lin

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

NASA Research Areas of Interest Released by NASA HQ April 2013  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NASA Research Areas of Interest Released by NASA HQ April 2013 NASA EPSCoR research priorities - studies and comparisons of responses of whole organisms and their systems; and · Developmental Biology-cellular organisms, as described in NASA's > Fundamental Space Biology Science Plan (PDF, 7.4 MB). Further details

Maxwell, Bruce D.

193

UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Technology Research in the Interest of Society Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Name UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Place Berkeley, California Zip 94720 Region Bay Area Coordinates 37.873706°, -122.2512089° 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":37.873706,"lon":-122.2512089,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

194

Pulverizer Interest Group Interim Report: Research Activities January 2000 to October 2000  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI formed the Pulverizer Interest Group in 1996 to support utility efforts to optimize pulverizer performance. This report summarizes group activities from January 2000 through October 2000, including shallow bowl mill testing, computational fluid dynamics modeling, and development of a numerical grinding model.

2000-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

195

Report to Congress: Expressions of interest in commercial clean coal technology projects in foreign countries  

SciTech Connect

This report was prepared in response to the guidance provided by the Congress in the course of the Fiscal Year 1995 appropriations process for the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). As described in detail below, DOE was directed to make the international dissemination of Clean Coal Technologies (CCTs) an integral part of its policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries. Congress directed DOE to solicit ``Statements of Interest`` in commercial projects employing CCTs in countries projected to have significant growth in greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, DOE was asked to submit to the Congress a report that analyzes the information contained in the Statements of Interest, and that identifies the extent to which various types of Federal incentives would accelerate the commercial availability of these technologies in an international context. In response to DOE`s solicitation of 18 November 1994, 77 Statements of Interest were received from 33 companies, as well as five additional materials. The contents of these submittals, including the requested Federal incentives, the CCTs proposed, the possible host countries, and the environmental aspects of the Statements of Interest, are described and analyzed in the chapters that follow.

NONE

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Detection of Materials of Interest to NonProliferation: A Novel Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose the development of a novel detector that can locate and identify materials of interest to Nuclear Arms Non Proliferation. The device will combine nuclear acoustic resonance (NAR) with superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) widely used in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

Frederic Ze; Bernhard R. Tittmann; P. M. Lenahan

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

An update on environmental, health and safety issues of interest to the photovoltaic industry  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is growing interest in the environmental, health, and safety issues related to new photovoltaic technologies as they approach commercialization. Such issues include potential toxicity of II--VI compounds; the impacts of new environmental regulations on module manufacturers; and, the need for recycling of spent modules and manufacturing wastes. This paper will review these topics. 20 refs.

Moskowitz, P.D.; Viren, J.; Fthenakis, V.M.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Finding twitter communities with common interests using following links of celebrities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One important problem in target advertising and viral marketing on online social networking sites is the efficient identification of communities with common interests in large social networks. Existing methods involve large scale community detection ... Keywords: community detection, graph mining, social networks, twitter

Kwan Hui Lim; Amitava Datta

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Geo topic model: joint modeling of user's activity area and interests for location recommendation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a method that analyzes the location log data of multiple users to recommend locations to be visited. The method uses our new topic model, called Geo Topic Model, that can jointly estimate both the user's interests and activity area ... Keywords: location recommendation, topic model

Takeshi Kurashima; Tomoharu Iwata; Takahide Hoshide; Noriko Takaya; Ko Fujimura

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

ASHRAE Transactions: Symposia 1107 The interest in both modular simulation and alternative  

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ASHRAE Transactions: Symposia 1107 ABSTRACT The interest in both modular simulation and alternative Building Energy Simulation Program Richard K. Strand, Ph.D. Daniel E. Fisher, Ph.D., P.E. Member ASHRAE Member ASHRAE Richard J. Liesen, Ph.D. Curtis O. Pedersen, Ph.D. Associate Member

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201

Exploiting Multi-Evidence from Multiple User's Interests to Personalizing Information Retrieval  

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Exploiting Multi-Evidence from Multiple User's Interests to Personalizing Information Retrieval The goal of personalization in information retrieval is to tailor the search engine results to the specific- tive. 1 Introduction Numerous theoretical and empirical works [3, 4] suggest that information retrieval

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

202

An Interested-based Architecture for Peer-to-Peer Network Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Improving search performance is an important issue in peer-to-peer (P2P) network systems. Although Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs) route queries more efficiently than flooding does, it's complicated for DHTs to support keyword-based searches. Emerging ... Keywords: overlay networks, peer-to-peer networks,Interest groups

Wen-Tsuen Chen; Chi-Hong Chao; Jeng-Long Chiang

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

SIGEVOlutionnewsletter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Volume 1 Issue 1  

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SIGEVOlutionnewsletter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation of SIGEVOlution, the newsletter of the ACM Special Inter- est Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation of evolutionary compu- tation developed at American Air Liquide. In his position paper, Jon McCormack discusses

McCormack, Jon

204

Elastic, excitation, ionization and charge transfer cross sections of current interest in fusion energy research  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Due to the present interest in modeling and diagnosing the edge and divertor plasma regions in magnetically confined fusion devices, we have sought to provide new calculations regarding the elastic, excitation, ionization, and charge transfer cross sections in collisions among relevant ions, neutrals, and isotopes in the low- to intermediate-energy regime. We summarize here some of our recent work.

Schultz, D.R.; Krstic, P.S.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

205

An update on environmental, health and safety issues of interest to the photovoltaic industry  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is growing interest in the environmental, health, and safety issues related to new photovoltaic technologies as they approach commercialization. Such issues include potential toxicity of II--VI compounds; the impacts of new environmental regulations on module manufacturers; and, the need for recycling of spent modules and manufacturing wastes. This paper will review these topics. 20 refs.

Moskowitz, P.D.; Viren, J.; Fthenakis, V.M.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Thank you for your interest in Fire Prevention! Burning Ban Flags  

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Thank you for your interest in Fire Prevention! Burning Ban Flags Texas A&M Forest Service image to the public, a signal to stop outdoor burning and begin conserving water. They are sold on outdoor burning as a wildfire prevention tool. To support this prevention effort, TFS posts a list

207

Analyzing inter-organizational systems from a power and interest perspective  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Inter-organizational systems (IOS) are Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based systems that enable organizations to share information and to electronically conduct business across organizational boundaries. Especially since the increasing ... Keywords: Inter-organizational systems (IOS), Interests from IOS, Organizational barriers, Power division

Albert Boonstra; Jan De Vries

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

The use of intelligence information to identify the foreign interests of entities involved with DOE programs  

SciTech Connect

This report investigates whether DOE activities could benefit from greater and more consistent access to intelligence information on selected entities with foreign interests. It does not cover dual-use and munition commodities. The investigation determined what information was available from the national intelligence community and law enforcement agencies that would have prevented DOE contracts with selected entities if the information had been available and regulations regarding contracts with selected entities had been enforced.

Not Available

1993-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

209

Airflow Management and Micro-Servers: Technical Assessments for the Data Center Interest Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This white paper describes two efficient technologies that were presented to the Data Center Interest Group, which meets monthly to explore emerging technologies that improve the efficiency of data centers. The first topic covered in this white paper, airflowmanagement techniques, includes a suite of techniques used to improve the efficiency of systems used to cool data centers by optimizing the flow of conditioned air. These proven techniques are commercially available and ready for deployment in ...

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

210

New models for region of interest reader classification analysis in chest radiographs  

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In several computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) applications of image processing, there is no sufficiently sensitive and specific method for determining what constitutes a normal versus an abnormal classification of a chest radiograph. In the case of lung ... Keywords: 10.-v, 75.Pq, 87.85.Tu, Binary classification, Chest radiographs, Logic, set theory, and algebra, Mathematical procedures and computer techniques, Modeling biomedical systems, Pneumoconiosis, ROC analysis, Region of interest classification

M. S. Pattichis; T. Cacoullos; Peter Soliz

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Interested in STEM? Join us for a Tweet-up This Thursday at 4pm ET |  

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

Interested in STEM? Join us for a Tweet-up This Thursday at 4pm ET Interested in STEM? Join us for a Tweet-up This Thursday at 4pm ET Interested in STEM? Join us for a Tweet-up This Thursday at 4pm ET May 8, 2012 - 3:37pm Q&A What do you want to know about the Energy Department's work in STEM investment? Ask Us Addthis Join Michelle Fox on Twitter this Thursday at 4:00pm for a Tweet-up about STEM investments in education and the workforce. Join Michelle Fox on Twitter this Thursday at 4:00pm for a Tweet-up about STEM investments in education and the workforce. Amanda Scott Amanda Scott Former Managing Editor, Energy.gov How can I participate? Send us your questions via Twitter (@ENERGY) using #STEM. Email us your questions at newmedia@hq.doe.gov. Join us on Thursday, May 10 at 4:00pm ET to get your questions answered on Twitter (@ENERGY).

212

2010 Freese and Nichols Baldrige Award Application  

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... Private Sector, Military/Government and Energy. ... and national interest rates, GDP, unemployment, the ... Average Training Hours per Employee # of ...

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

213

Wellbore thermal simulation for geothermal wells. Survey of existing capability and industry needs and interest  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Four operating companies and five service companies in the petroleum and geothermal industry were contacted (1) to determine needs for wellbore temperature predictions during operations and (2) to evaluate interest in use of a wellbore thermal simulator (computer program) if developed by ERDA. As a basis for contacting industry, a literature survey was undertaken to assess the state-of-the-art and availability of wellbore thermal simulation capability. The literature review is summarized in the four tables of Appendix 1. Written abstracts of the individual articles is given in Appendix 2. The feedback from industry is presented in Appendix 3 in the form of completed questionaires.

Goodman, M.A.

1977-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Technical analysis of US Army Weapons Systems and related advanced technologies of military interest. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of an US Army technology security project designed to identify and develop effective policy guidelines for militarily critical technologies in specific Army systems and in broad generic technology areas of military interest, Individual systems analyses are documented in separate Weapons Systems Technical Assessments (WSTAs) and the general generic technology areas are evaluated in the Advanced Technology Assessment Reports (ATARs), However, specific details of these assessments are not addressed here, only recommendations regarding aspects of the defined approach, methodology, and format are provided and discussed.

NONE

1991-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

215

Proceedings First Workshop on Applications of Membrane computing, Concurrency and Agent-based modelling in POPulation biology  

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This volume contains the papers presented at the first International Workshop on Applications of Membrane Computing, Concurrency and Agent-based Modelling in Population Biology (AMCA-POP 2010) held in Jena, Germany on August 25th, 2010 as a satellite event of the 11th Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC11). The aim of the workshop is to investigate whether formal modelling and analysis techniques could be applied with profit to systems of interest for population biology and ecology. The considered modelling notations include membrane systems, Petri nets, agent-based notations, process calculi, automata-based notations, rewriting systems and cellular automata. Such notations enable the application of analysis techniques such as simulation, model checking, abstract interpretation and type systems to study systems of interest in disciplines such as population biology, ecosystem science, epidemiology, genetics, sustainability science, evolution and other disciplines in which population dynamics and interactions...

Milazzo, Paolo; 10.4204/EPTCS.33

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research/Energy System Integration -- Transmission-Planning Research & Development Scoping Project  

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Energy Research/ Energy System Integration Transmission-Research Program Energy System Integration Public InterestCommission’s PIER Energy Systems Integration program for

Eto, Joseph H.; Lesieutre, Bernard; Widergren, Steven

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

The relationship of self transcendance, social interest, and spirituality to well-being in HIV-AIDS adults.  

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??This study investigates the relationship of three protective factors : self transcendance, social interest, and spirituality to well-being among adults living with HIV or AIDS.… (more)

Sperry, Jonathan J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

DOE O 461.1B, Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interest  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The purpose of this Order is to make clear that the packaging and transportation of all offsite shipments of materials of national security interest for DOE ...

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

219

Bristol BS8 1TNThe Real Interest Rate, the Real Oil Price, and US Unemployment Revisited  

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The time series evidence on the relationship between unemployment and the real prices of capital and energy is re-examined for US data. In contrast to previous studies, results indicate that the real interest rate matters little, if at all, for equilibrium unemployment. Using a Markov Switching vector autoregressive method proposed by Psaradakis, Ravn, Sola (2005) [JApplEconometrics 20(5), pp. 665-683] to investigate time-varying Granger causality, the paper shows that the real rate helps forecast unemployment during NBER expansions only. Granger causality from the oil price to unemployment occurs in recessions. The results support the view that the price of crude induces at least some recessions, while not being a regular feature of the US business cycle.

Spyros Andreopoulos; Spyros Andreopoulos

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

SWIFT X-RAY TELESCOPE MONITORING OF FERMI-LAT GAMMA-RAY SOURCES OF INTEREST  

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We describe a long-term Swift monitoring program of Fermi gamma-ray sources, particularly the 23 gamma-ray ''sources of interest''.We present a systematic analysis of the Swift X-Ray Telescope light curves and hardness ratios of these sources, and we calculate excess variability. We present data for the time interval of 2004 December 22 through 2012 August 31. We describe the analysis methods used to produce these data products, and we discuss the availability of these data in an online repository, which continues to grow from more data on these sources and from a growing list of additional sources. This database should be of use to the broad astronomical community for long-term studies of the variability of these objects and for inclusion in multiwavelength studies.

Stroh, Michael C.; Falcone, Abe D. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Transport Energy Use and Population Density  

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Transport Energy Use and Population Density Transport Energy Use and Population Density Speaker(s): Masayoshi Tanishita Date: July 1, 2004 - 10:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Jonathan Sinton After Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy published "Cities and Automobile Dependence" in 1989, population density was brought to public attention as an important factor to explain transport mobility and energy use. However, several related issues still remain open: Is an increase in population density more effective than rising gas prices in reducing transport energy use? How much does per capita transport energy use change as population density in cities changes? And what kind of factors influence changes in population density? In this presentation, using city-level data in the US, Japan and other countries, the population-density elasticity of

222

INTEREST RATES FOR STAFFORD AND PLUS LOANS IN THE DIRECT LOAN AND FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAMS  

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INTEREST RATES FOR STAFFORD AND PLUS LOANS IN THE DIRECT LOAN AND FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN First Disbursed Between July 1, 1998 and June 30, 2006 The variable interest rates for older Stafford to June 30, 2011 For the Period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Chinnam, Ratna Babu

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Microsoft Word - Policy Flash 2010-78 Attachment 3 Conflicts of Interest Cert- template-Final _8-17-10_  

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CONFLICTS OF INTEREST CERTIFICATE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST CERTIFICATE TO: _____________________________, Source Evaluation Board (SEB) Contracting Officer I certify that I am not aware of any matter which might reduce my ability to participate in the __________________ source selection in an objective and unbiased manner or which might place me in a position of a conflict, real or apparent, between my responsibilities as a member of the SEB and other interests. In making this certification, I have considered all my stocks, bonds, other financial interests, and employment (past, present, or under consideration) and, to the extent known by me, all the financial interests and employment arrangements of my spouse, my minor children, and other members of my immediate household or other

224

Williston basin. Milestone test renews interest in Red Wing Creek field's meteor crater  

SciTech Connect

New drilling in the vicinity of Red Wing Creek field in McKenzie County, North Dakota has renewed interest in an area that has intrigued geologists for a number of years. Red Wing Creek was discovered in 1972 by True Oil Co. and has demonstrated better per-acre oil recovery than any other oil field in the Williston Basin. Fully developed several years ago, the field produces from what has been described as the central peak of an astrobleme, within a meteor crater. The current test by Milestone Petroleum Inc. is permitted to 14,200 ft and is being drilled on the rim of the crater, in SW SW 35-148n-101w, approx. a mile south of Red Wing production. The primary objective is the Ordovician Red River; but plans call for drilling deeper, through the Winnipeg, to below the Mississippian sediments that produce at Red Wing Creek field. At least 3 unsuccessful Red River tests have been drilled in or near the field in earlier years, but not in the area where Milestone is drilling. Production at Red Wing has come from porosity zones in a Mississippian oil column that measured 2600 ft in the original well; the better wells are in the heart of the field, on a rebound cone in the center of the crater.

Rountree, R.

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Upgraded coal interest group. First quarterly technical progress report, October 1, 1994--December 31, 1994  

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The interest group got under way effective January 1, 1994, with nine utility members, EPRI, Bechtel, and the Illinois Clean Coal Institute. DOE participation was effective October 1, 1994. The first meeting was held on April 22, 1994 in Springfield, Illinois and the second meeting was held on August 10--11, 1994 at Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Technical reviews were prepared in several areas, including the following: status of low rank coal upgrading, advanced physical coal cleaning, organic sulfur removal from coal, handling of fine coal, combustion of coal water slurries. It was concluded that, for bituminous coals, processing of fines from coal cleaning plants or impoundments was going to be less costly than processing of coal, since the fines were intrinsically worth less and advanced upgrading technologies require fine coal. Penelec reported on benefits of NOX reductions when burning slurry fuels. Project work was authorized in the following areas: Availability of fines (CQ, Inc.), Engineering evaluations (Bechtel), and Evaluation of slurry formulation and combustion demonstrations (EER/MATS). The first project was completed.

Weber, W. [Electric Power Research Inst., Chattanooga, TN (United States); Lebowitz, H.E. [Fossil Fuel Sciences, Palo Alto, CA (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

226

Dome takes a 20% interest in the Arctic pilot project to move LNG  

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According to B. Richards of Dome Petroleum Ltd., Dome's interest will be shared with its partially owned subsidiary, Trans-Canada Pipe Lines Ltd. According to J. Bell of Petro-Canada, the operator for the Arctic project, negotiations are under way with Tenneco Inc. for gas sales of up to 225 million cu ft/day to begin in 1985-86. At first, two tankers would ship LNG to a delivery terminal at an as yet unselected site on Canada's east coast, but by 1992, nine ships capable of delivering 1.23 billion cu ft/day of LNG, could be in service. The U.S. and European potential LNG markets amounts to 3-4 trillion cu ft/yr and 3.5-4 trillion cu ft/yr, respectively. Petro-Canada also supports the Polar Gas Ltd. project to lay a gas pipeline from the Arctic Islands and Mackenzie Delta to the south; the projects are not considered to be in competition.

Richards, B.; Bell, J.

1980-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Upgraded Coal Interest Group. Technical progress report, January 1, 1995--March 31, 1995  

SciTech Connect

This report presents information from the coal interest group. Topics of discussion at the meeting included the current political views concerning the Department of Energy and programs contained therein. The group met on January 10 and 11, in Nashville, TN. The status of various coal upgrading technologies was also reviewed. Four new technology opportunities were given reviews, Coal/Waste pellets, Custom Coals advanced technology, CSRC sulfur removing bacteria and a Mag-Mill which is a magnetic separation done within the pulverizer. Coal Waste pellets is a technology for making pellets of coal and fiber waste from recycling plants. The incentives are low cost and low sulfur and nitrogen. Lebowitz made a field trip to the pilot unit in Canton Ohio. The Mag Mill takes advantage of the natural concentration of pyrite in the pulverizer recycle stream (due to its hardness). Special magnets are installed in the mill to remove pyrite from this stream. Custom Coals reported on an advanced two step process for removal of organic sulfur from coal. Consolidated Sulfur Reduction Co. reported on a two step microbial desulfurization process.

Weber, W. [Electric Power Research Institute, Chattanooga, TN (United States); Lebowitz, H.E. [Fossil Fuel Sciences, Palo Alto, CA (United States)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Advancing sustainable bioenergy: Evolving stakeholder interests and the relevance of research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sustainability of future bioenergy production rests on more than continual improvements in its environmental, economic, and social impacts. The emergence of new biomass feedstocks, an expanding array of conversion pathways, and expected increases in overall bioenergy production are connecting diverse technical, social, and policy communities. These stakeholder groups have different and potentially conflicting values and cultures, and therefore different goals and decision making processes. Our aim is to discuss the implications of this diversity for bioenergy researchers. The paper begins with a discussion of bioenergy stakeholder groups and their varied interests, and illustrates how this diversity complicates efforts to define and promote sustainable bioenergy production. We then discuss what this diversity means for research practice. Researchers, we note, should be aware of stakeholder values, information needs, and the factors affecting stakeholder decision making if the knowledge they generate is to reach its widest potential use. We point out how stakeholder participation in research can increase the relevance of its products, and argue that stakeholder values should inform research questions and the choice of analytical assumptions. Finally, we make the case that additional natural science and technical research alone will not advance sustainable bioenergy production, and that important research gaps relate to understanding stakeholder decision making and the need, from a broader social science perspective, to develop processes to identify and accommodate different value systems. While sustainability requires more than improved scientific and technical understanding, the need to understand stakeholder values and manage diversity presents important research opportunities.

Johnson, Timothy L [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Raleigh, North Carolina; Bielicki, Dr Jeffrey M [University of Minnesota; Dodder, Rebecca [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Hilliard, Michael R [ORNL; Kaplan, Ozge [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Miller, C. Andy [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Interest group lifecycles and recreational fishing: an exploratory study in the evolution of two sport fishing groups  

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This research is a comparative, exploratory case study of the evolution of the Sport Fishing Institute and the Coastal Conservation Association. The study details the life histories of these two recreational fishing interest groups in order that it may be seen how interest groups change and why they do so. Initial propositions suggest there are three developmental stages in the lifecycle of an interest group. Additionally, there are eight variables of change that are characteristic of each stage. These variables may be used to classify the interest group according to its developmental stage. Finally, it is suggested that these changes are part of a general and predictable pattern in the interest group's lifecycle. Data for the study was obtained over a two year period through document search and extensive interviews with key informants, both inside and outside the organizations. Findings of the study indicate that there are three stages of development in these interest group's lifecycles. The stages are; nascent, developing, and mature. Data indicates that the Sport Fishing Institute has evolved to the mature stage, while the Coastal Conservation Association is in the developing stage. Characteristics of each stage are defined, as are the circumstances necessary for movement from one stage to another and the common problems faced by most interest groups.

Faulkner, Kelly Patrice

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Supernova rates and stellar populations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss the results about the nature of type Ia Supernovae that can be derived by studying their rates in different stellar populations. While the evolution of SN photometry and spectra can constrain the explosion mechanism, the SN rate depends on the progenitor system. We review the current available data on rates as a function of parent galaxy color, morphology, star formation rate, radio luminosity and environment. By studying the variation of the rates with the color of the parent galaxy, a strong evidence was established that type Ia SNe come from both young and old stars. The dependence of the rates with the radio power of the parent galaxy is best reproduced by a bimodal distribution of delay time between the formation of the progenitor and its explosion as a SN. Cluster early-type galaxies show higher type Ia SN rate with respect to field galaxies, and this effect can be due either to traces of young stars or to differences in the delay time distribution.

F. Mannucci

2007-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

231

Automated Population of Cyc: Extracting Information about Named-entities from the Web  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Populating the Cyc Knowledge Base (KB) has been a manual process until very recently. However, there is currently enough knowledge in Cyc for it to be feasible to attempt to acquire additional knowledge autonomously. This paper describes a system that can collect and validate formally represented, fully-integrated knowledge from the Web or any other electronically available text corpus, about various entities of interest (e.g. famous people, organizations, etc.). Experimental results and lessons learned from their analysis are presented.

Purvesh Shah; David Schneider; Cynthia Matuszek; Robert C. Kahlert; Bjørn Aldag; David Baxter; John Cabral; Michael Witbrock; Jon Curtis

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Proposed changes in interest rate criteria and the amortization method for repayment of federal hydro-power investments  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Where review of government policies followed in charging interest on unrepaid investment (32% of total program cost) disclosed those interest rates were less than cost to the US Treasury to borrow funds to finance federal programs, IG recommended consideration of policy changes to recover interest costs on new project more closely to true costs, i.e., perhaps use of a weighted average over entire construction period. Also, a policy to amortize all unrepaid investments on a simultaneous basis should be developed. Comments are appended from the Assistant Secretary for Resource Applications, and from the Director of the Office of Power Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (PSB)

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1981-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

233

Farmers and ranchers in Calhoun County, TX: their land ethic and their interest in nature tourism  

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This paper is based on research that investigates (1) the land relationships of farmers and ranchers in Calhoun County, Texas, and (2) their opinions about, and interest in, nature tourism and/or starting a nature tourism enterprise. The methodology of this study consists of in-depth, semi-structured, open-ended interviews following an interpretive research approach (drawing from hermeneutic phenomenology), in order to get at the experiences of the farmers/ranchers and the meanings related to these experiences. The results of this descriptive and interpretive research indicate that the relationship of these agricultural producers with the land are far more complex than expressed in the environmental literature, and extends beyond the simplistic categories of anthropocentric (human centered) and non-anthropocentric (wilderness has value independent of humans) attitudes toward nature and the natural environment. Included in the framework of the producer's agricultural land ethic, which is built from the land relationship, are concepts such as the producers? sincere desire to take care of the land, their respect for the land, and specific views on their practices with the land. The agricultural land ethic provides insight into what guides the farmer in their daily operation of the farm and/or ranch as well as what influences them in their consideration of nature tourism. Finally, implications and recommendations are presented for the conservation and preservation of rural agricultural practices and ecological spaces through a revisited land ethic, and for the potential and pitfalls of diversifying into nature tourism in order to offset declining farm/ranching incomes.

Williams, Kimberly Lyn

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Nuclear Star Clusters - Structure and Stellar Populations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This is an overview of nuclear star cluster observations, covering their structure, stellar populations, kinematics and possible connection to black holes at the centers of galaxies.

Neumayer, Nadine

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Four Most Populous States - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION SURVEY 1997. OVERVIEW: MOST POPULOUS STATES ... Homes with air-conditioning: 62%... with a central air-conditioning system: 18%

236

Optimal control of leukemic cell population dynamics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sep 5, 2013 ... This issue can be formulated as an optimal control problem. The dynamics of leukemic cell populations in culture is given by age-structured ...

237

Automated Registration of Volumes of Interest for a Combined X-Ray Tomosynthesis and Ultrasound Breast Imaging System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An intuitive display method was developed to enable a user to select and visualize corresponding volumes of interest in combined digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and automated breast ultrasound images. Details of this method are described including ...

Mitchell M. Goodsitt; Heang-Ping Chan; Lubomir Hadjiiski; Gerald L. Lecarpentier; Paul L. Carson

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

California's electricity system of the future scenario analysis in support of public-interest transmission system R&D planning  

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role for industry-led R&D activities. Note that thisAnalysis for PIER Transmission R&D Planning The highestfor public-interest R&D – i.e. , those that emerge as

Eto, Joseph; Stovall, John P.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS OF THE IRIS PROJECT OF INTEREST FOR LATIN AMERICA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The IRIS (International Reactor Innovative and Secure) reactor design is being developed by an international consortium of 21 organizations from ten countries, including three members from Brazil and one from Mexico. This reflects the interest that Latin America has for a project which addresses the energy needs of the region. Presented here are some of the most recent developments in the IRIS project. The project's highest priority is the current pre-application licensing with the US NRC, which has required an investigation of the major accident sequences and a preliminary probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). The results of the accident analyses confirmed the outstanding inherent safety of the IRIS configuration and the PRA analyses indicated a core damage frequency due to internal events of the order of 2E-8. This not only highlights the enhanced safety characteristic of IRIS which should enhance its public acceptance, but it has also prompted IRIS to consider the possibility of being licensed without the need for off-site emergency response planning which would have a very positive economic implication. The modular IRIS, with each module rated at {approx} 335 MWe, is of course an ideal size for developing countries as it allows to easily introduce a moderate amount of power on limited electric grids. IRIS can be deployed in single modules in regions only requiring a few hundred MWs or in multiple modules deployed successively at time intervals in large urban areas requiring a larger amount of power increasing with time. IRIS is designed to operate ''hands-off'' as much as possible, with a small crew, having in mind deployment in areas with limited infrastructure. Thus IRIS has a 48-months maintenance interval, long refueling cycles in excess of three years, and is designed to increase as much as possible operational reliability. For example, the project has recently adopted internal control rod drive mechanisms to eliminate vessel head penetrations and the possibility of corrosion cracking as in Davis-Besse and other plants. Latin America, as many other regions on the earth, needs water as much as electricity. IRIS has developed a water desalination co-generation design which can employ a variety of processes as dictated by local and economic conditions. Applications to the arid Brazilian Nord-Este and Mexican Nord-Oeste are being considered.

Carelli, M.D.; Petrovic, B.

2004-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Local Bird Populations and "The Birds of Fermilab"  

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Local Bird Populations and "The Birds of Fermilab" Local Bird Populations and "The Birds of Fermilab" If you are a birder yourself, or if your students study birds you may want to keep up to date on the local bird populations. If you're new to birding this may be of even more interest. This article discusses some local resources and includes some tips from a Fermilab expert birder on how to begin. Peter Kasper, birding expert at Fermilab, and our featured physicist in this newsletter has an outstanding resource on the Internet, the Birds of Fermilab. If you have WWW access connect at: http://fnnews.fnal.gov/ecology/wildlife/list.html . Here Peter has reports of sightings of 252 species. The basis of the information on this site are two research periods during which Peter and Vicki Byre (while with the

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241

Making industrial energy efficiency mainstream and profitable: Where public benefit and private interests intersect  

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In 1996, the US Department of Energy s Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) Motor Challenge program began a unique collaboration with industry called the Allied Partner program. Partnerships were sought with equipment suppliers and manufacturers, utilities, consultants, and state agencies that had extensive existing relationships with industrial customers. Partners were neither paid nor charged a fee for participation. The assumption was that these relationships could serve as the foundation for conveying a motor system efficiency message to many more industrial facilities than could be reached through a typical government-to-end-user program model. A substantial effort was made to engage industrial suppliers in delivering program information as part of their customer interactions. A recent independent evaluation of the Motor Challenge program attributes $16.9 million or nearly 67 percent of the total annual program energy savings to the efforts of Allied Partners in the first three years of operation.In 1997, the Compressed Air Challenge(R) (CAC) was developed as an outgrowth of the partnership concept. In this model, OIT is one of 15 sponsors who collaborated to create a national program of compressed air system training. The CAC has gone a step further by setting up a development and deployment model based on shared interests and shared costs among public, private, and not-for-profit organizations that serve industrial customers. Since the first CAC training session in 1999, approximately 3800 people have been trained by CAC qualified instructors--both end users and suppliers. More impressively, the entire compressed air market has begun to shift from a component-based to a system-based approach, largely as the result of collaboration. The typical leverage for OIT participation in a CAC training session is 10:1. During the past year, OIT has reorganized to integrate all of its near-term industrial offerings such as the Motor, Compressed Air, and Steam Challenges under a single program, BestPractices. As part of this reorganization, the Allied Partner program has been reshaped to extend the impact of all BestPractices program activities. This new model, which is still evolving, is based on the best of the former Motor Challenge, but is more ambitious concerning the level of collaborative activities negotiated with Allied Partners. For example, partnerships with 7 member companies of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) involve preparing their staff to become qualified to use and train customers to use OIT s Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT). These pumping industry experts will provide a public benefit by greatly increasing customer access to PSAT training and awareness of the systems approach. Participating HI member companies are anticipating a business benefit by providing a valuable service to key customers that is associated with USDOE.

McKane, Aimee T.; Tutterow, Vestal; Cockrill, Chris

2001-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Systems and Population Health  

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It is well-documented that energy and energy systems have a central role in social and economic development and human welfare at all scales, from household and community to regional and national (41). Among its various welfare effects, energy is closely linked with people s health. Some of the effects of energy on health and welfare are direct. With abundant energy, more food or more frequent meals can be prepared; food can be refrigerated, increasing the types of food items that are consumed and reducing food contamination; water pumps can provide more water and eliminate the need for water storage leading to contamination or increased exposure to disease vectors such as mosquitoes or snails; water can be disinfected by boiling or using other technologies such as radiation. Other effects of energy on public health are mediated through more proximal determinants of health and disease. Abundant energy can lead to increased irrigation, agricultural productivity, and access to food and nutrition; access to energy can also increase small-scale income generation such as processing of agricultural commodities (e.g., producing refined oil from oil seeds, roasting coffee, drying and preserving fruits and meats) and production of crafts; ability to control lighting and heating allows education or economic activities to be shielded from daily or seasonal environmental constraints such as light, temperature, rainfall, or wind; time and other economic resources spent on collecting and/or transporting fuels can be used for other household needs if access to energy is facilitated; energy availability for transportation increases access to health and education facilities and allow increased economic activity by facilitating the transportation of goods and services to and from markets; energy for telecommunication technology (radio, television, telephone, or internet) provides increased access to information useful for health, education, or economic purposes; provision of energy to rural and urban health facilities allows increased delivery and coverage of 3 various health services and interventions such as tests and treatments, better storage of medicine and vaccines, disinfection of medical equipment by boiling or radiation, and more frequent and efficient health system encounters through mobile clinics or longer working hours; and so on. In fact, while the dominant view of development-energy-health linkages has been that improvements in energy and health are outcomes of the socioeconomic development process (e.g., the ''energy ladder'' framework discussed below), it has even been argued that access to higher quality energy sources and technologies can initiate a chain of demographic, health, and development outcomes by changing the household structure and socioeconomic relationships. For example, in addition to increased opportunities for food and income production, reduced infant mortality as a result of transition to cleaner fuels or increased coverage of vaccination with availability of refrigerators in rural clinics may initiate a process of ''demographic transition'' to low-mortality and low-fertility populations (14). Such a transition has historically been followed with further improvements in maternal and child health and increased female participation in the labor markets and other economic activities.

Ezzati, Majid; Bailis, Rob; Kammen, Daniel M.; Holloway, Tracey; Price, Lynn; Cifuentes, Luis A.; Barnes, Brendon; Chaurey, Akanksha; Dhanapala, Kiran N.

2004-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating Traveler Populations at Airport and Cruise Terminals for Population Distribution and Dynamics  

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In recent years, uses of high-resolution population distribution databases are increasing steadily for environmental, socioeconomic, public health, and disaster-related research and operations. With the development of daytime population distribution, temporal resolution of such databases has been improved. However, the lack of incorporation of transitional population, namely business and leisure travelers, leaves a significant population unaccounted for within the critical infrastructure networks, such as at transportation hubs. This paper presents two general methodologies for estimating passenger populations in airport and cruise port terminals at a high temporal resolution which can be incorporated into existing population distribution models. The methodologies are geographically scalable and are based on, and demonstrate how, two different transportation hubs with disparate temporal population dynamics can be modeled utilizing publicly available databases including novel data sources of flight activity from the Internet which are updated in near-real time. The airport population estimation model shows great potential for rapid implementation for a large collection of airports on a national scale, and the results suggest reasonable accuracy in the estimated passenger traffic. By incorporating population dynamics at high temporal resolutions into population distribution models, we hope to improve the estimates of populations exposed to or at risk to disasters, thereby improving emergency planning and response, and leading to more informed policy decisions.

Jochem, Warren C [ORNL; Sims, Kelly M [ORNL; Bright, Eddie A [ORNL; Urban, Marie L [ORNL; Rose, Amy N [ORNL; Coleman, Phil R [ORNL; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford Site Regional Population - 2010 Census  

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The U.S. Department of Energy conducts radiological operations in south-central Washington State. Population dose estimates must be performed to provide a measure of the impact from site radiological releases. Results of the U.S. 2010 Census were used to determine counts and distributions for the residential population located within 50-miles of several operating areas of the Hanford Site. Year 2010 was the first census year that a 50-mile population of a Hanford Site operational area exceeded the half-million mark.

Hamilton, Erin L.; Snyder, Sandra F.

2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspection Report - Allegations of Organizational Conflicts of Interest at Portsmouth and Oak Ridge, INS-O-13-01  

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

Allegations of Organizational Allegations of Organizational Conflicts of Interest at Portsmouth and Oak Ridge INS-O-13-01 November 2012 2 Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC (Fluor) and its subcontractor, VETCO. We found that RSI's objectivity could have been impaired because it held an on-going financial interest in VETCO;  The same financial interest held by RSI in VETCO also existed at Oak Ridge. Both RSI and VETCO were subcontractors for UCOR. Also, as indicated with Portsmouth, an RSI official was charged with reviewing and approving VETCO's work; and,  A separate, potential OCI between UCOR and RSI existed at Oak Ridge. Specifically, as part of a contractor teaming arrangement with UCOR, a senior RSI official, acting on behalf of UCOR, was in a position to review and approve work performed by the senior

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California's electricity system of the future scenario analysis in support of public-interest transmission system R&D planning  

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The California Energy Commission directed the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions to analyze possible future scenarios for the California electricity system and assess transmission research and development (R&D) needs, with special emphasis on prioritizing public-interest R&D needs, using criteria developed by the Energy Commission. The scenarios analyzed in this report are not predictions, nor do they express policy preferences of the project participants or the Energy Commission. The public-interest R&D needs that are identified as a result of the analysis are one input that will be considered by the Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research staff in preparing a transmission R&D plan.

Eto, Joseph; Stovall, John P.

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of EU airport energy interests and priorities with respect to ICT, energy efficiency and enhanced building operation  

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This paper gives an overview on EU airport energy interests and priorities with respect to ICT, energy efficiency and enhanced building operation. To achieve this objective the paper begins with an overview on airports role on energy consumption, then novel review of airport energy consumption figures and energy efficiency actions at the EU level is presented. The research covers also interest and requirements of two Italian airports (MXP and FCO) in relation to enhanced operation which include: sub-metering and visualisation needed to better understand the end energy use, data analysis for benchmarking and correlation with operational and weather data, action management for maintenance operation support.

Costa, A.; Blanes, L. M.; Donnelly, C.; Keane, M. M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for spatially distributing a population  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for spatially distributing a population count within a geographically defined area can include the steps of logically correlating land usages apparent from a geographically defined area to geospatial features in the geographically defined area and allocating portions of the population count to regions of the geographically defined area having the land usages, according to the logical correlation. The process can also include weighing the logical correlation for determining the allocation of portions of the population count and storing the allocated portions within a searchable data store. The logically correlating step can include the step of logically correlating time-based land usages to geospatial features of the geographically defined area. The process can also include obtaining a population count for the geographically defined area, organizing the geographically defined area into a plurality of sectors, and verifying the allocated portions according to direct observation.

Bright, Edward A [Knoxville, TN; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [Knoxville, TN; Coleman, Phillip R [Knoxville, TN; Dobson, Jerome E [Lawrence, KS

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Planning combat outposts to maximize population security  

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Combat outposts (COPs) are small, well-protected bases from which soldiers reside and conduct operations from. Used extensively during the "Surge" in Iraq, COPs are usually established in populated areas and are prevalent ...

Seidel, Scott B

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH INVOLVING SPECIAL SUBJECT POPULATIONS  

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, April 18, 1979. While there are legitimate ethical concerns whenever vulnerable populations are studied of which are intended to be submitted later to, or held for inspection by, the Food and Drug Administration

Sibille, Etienne

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Managing Natural and Reintroduced Rare Plant Populations within a Large Government Reservation  

SciTech Connect

California is home to many large government reservations that have been in existence for decades. Many of these reservations were formed to support various Department of Defense and Department of Energy national defense activities. Often, only a very small percentage of the reservation is actively used for programmatic activities, resulting in large areas of intact habitat. In some cases, this has benefited rare plant populations, as surrounding lands have been developed for residential or industrial use. However, land management activities such as the suppression or active use of fire and other disturbance (such as fire trail grading) can also work to either the detriment or benefit of rare plant populations at these sites. A management regime that is beneficial to the rare plant populations of interest and is at best consistent with existing site programmatic activities, and at a minimum does not impact such activities, has the best potential for a positive outcome. As a result, some species may be 'difficult' while others may be 'easy' to manage in this context, depending on how closely the species biological requirements match the programmatic activities on the reservation. To illustrate, we compare and contrast two rare annual plant species found at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Site 300. Although several populations of Amsinckia grandiflora have been restored on the site, and all populations are intensively managed, this species continues to decline. In contrast, Blepharizonia plumosa appears to take advantage of the annual controlled burns conducted on the site, and is thriving.

Carlsen, T M; Paterson, L E; Alfaro, T M

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America  

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The Puerto Rican population in the United States reached 4.2 million according to the 2008 American Community Survey, surpassing the 3.8 million in Puerto Rico. Despite the fact they represent the second largest Hispanic population in the U.S., recent literature lacks a comprehensive picture of characteristics of this population compared to other Hispanic groups. The main objective of this paper is to present an up-to-date profile of the Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. and in the island of Puerto Rico. We will use the 2008 American Community Survey and the Puerto Rico Community Survey. The paper will address three main issues. What are the basic characteristics of the populations such as educational attainment, language and other characteristics over time? How do the two populations compare with other groups like Hispanic groups, Blacks and Whites? What geographic and migration factors influence the difference between Puerto Ricans compared to other groups? This report is released to inform interested parties of research and to encourage discussion. The views expressed on statistical and technical issues are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the U.S. Census Bureau. Collazo, Ryan and Bauman- Page 2

Sonia G. Collazo; Camille L. Ryan; Kurt J. Bauman

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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United Nations Population Information Network | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

United Nations Population Information Network United Nations Population Information Network Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: United Nations Population Information Network Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Focus Area: People and Policy Resource Type: Dataset Website: www.un.org/popin/ Cost: Free United Nations Population Information Network Screenshot References: United Nations Population Information Network[1] Logo: United Nations Population Information Network The Population Information Network (POPIN) strives to make international, regional and national population information, particularly information available from United Nations sources, easily available to the international community. "The Population Information Network (POPIN) was founded on 9 May 1979, by

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The Stellar Populations of Seyfert 2 Nuclei  

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We present a preliminary analysis of the stellar populations in the central parsecs of a sample of 22 Seyfert 2 galaxies, based on a careful separation of nebular emission and stellar light in high-spatial resolution HST-STIS spectra. 10% of the surveyed nuclei display stellar populations of intermediate age, 1-2 Gyr old, whereas the remaining targets appear to be evenly split between objects showing only very old stellar populations and nuclei requiring also an additional blue featureless component, which we characterise by means of very young, few-Myr-old stars. The small fraction of stellar population of intermediate age seems to argue against the presence of such a young component, however, since the short lifetime of O-stars would imply recurrent star-formation episodes and the build-up over the last 1-2 Gyr of a detectable intermediate-age population. Additionally, a correlation between the luminosity of such a blue component and the emission from highly-ionised species, together with the general absence of Wolf-Rayet features, further suggests that the featureless continuum arises from the central engine rather than from star-forming regions. We discuss our results in the framework of the unification paradigm and of models for star formation close to supermassive black holes.

Marc Sarzi; Joe Shields; Rick Pogge; Paul Martini

2007-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Population Exposures to Pollutants Emitted From Natural...  

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Modeling Population Exposures to Pollutants Emitted From Natural Gas Cooking Burners Title Modeling Population Exposures to Pollutants Emitted From Natural Gas Cooking Burners...

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Tracer populations in the local group  

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, in good agreement with previous work. I go on to develop a set of tracer mass estimators that build on previous work which make use of actual (and not projected) distance and proper motion data, reflecting the amount and quality of data now available to us... ages range from 1-10 Gyr; the scale height of the population increases with age from 200 kpc to around 700 kpc and the metallicity decreases with age to around 20% solar. The typical content of this disk population are A stars, planetary nebulae...

Watkins, Laura Louise

2011-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Career Interest Exercise  

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and modifies distinctiveprototypical electrical andor mechanical components. Counterintelligence Analyst - Assists in conducting counterintelligence analysis to assess...

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104th Interest Areas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Questions? Contact Connie Hilson, AOCS Exhibits Specialist, by email: connieh@aocs.org or by phone: +1 217-693-4831. Questions? Contact Connie Hilson, AOCS Exhibits Specialist, by email: connieh@aocs.org or by phone: +1 217-693-4831. Que

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Scientific Interest Groups  

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synchrotron research in a particular area. View monthly meetings on calendar Groups Catalysis Randall Winans, APS The Catalysis group meets at noon on the second Tuesday of each...

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TO: FROM: Interested Parties  

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located near the community of Fellows in Kern County. The project was certified by the Energy Commission on May 14, 1987 and began commercial operation on May 1, 1989. The project uses cogeneration steam to aid in the enhanced oil recovery process. The proposed modifications will allow MSCC to install a new evolution compressor rotor in the Unit A turbine. The addition of the more energy efficient rotor would increase output by 9 percent (approximately 7 megawatts), lower the heat rate, and reduce emission limits for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Carbon Monoxide (CO). Energy Commission staff reviewed the petition and assessed the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality, public health and safety, and proposes revisions to existing condition of certification for Air Quality-18. It is staff’s opinion that, with the implementation of the revised condition, the project will remain in compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards, and the proposed modifications will not result in a significant adverse direct or cumulative impact to the environment (Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Section 1769). The amendment petition has been posted on the Energy Commission’s webpage at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases. Staff’s analyses are enclosed for your information and review. Staff’s analyses and the order (if the amendment is approved) will also be posted on the webpage. Energy Commission staff intends to recommend approval of

Connie Bruins

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interesting Problems Charles Martin  

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cold milk immediately, whereas the man waits for 5 minutes before adding milk. The milk in both cases or a unit square with four blue vertices. 34. The positive integers are colored black and white. Given two differently colored numbers, their sum is black and their product is white. Prove that the product of white

Bigelow, Stephen

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Links and Interests - CECM  

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Personal Research: Presentations: ... MIRG, Medical Imaging Research Group HOTLab, Carleton ... Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC) ...

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Adaptive Evolution and Effective Population Size in Wild House Mice  

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Estimates of the proportion of amino acid substitutions that have been fixed by selection (a) vary widely among taxa, ranging from zero in humans to over 50 % in Drosophila. This wide range may reflect differences in the efficacy of selection due to differences in the effective population size (Ne). However, most comparisons have been made among distantly related organisms that differ not only in Ne but also in many other aspects of their biology. Here, we estimate a in three closely related lineages of house mice that have a similar ecology but differ widely in Ne: Mus musculus musculus (Ne; 25,000–120,000), M. m. domesticus (Ne; 58,000–200,000), and M. m. castaneus (Ne; 200,000–733,000). Mice were genotyped using a high-density single nucleotide polymorphism array, and the proportions of replacement and silent mutations within subspecies were compared with those fixed between each subspecies and an outgroup, Mus spretus. There was significant evidence of positive selection in M. m. castaneus, the lineage with the largest Ne, with a estimated to be approximately 40%. In contrast, estimates of a for M. m. domesticus (a 5 13%) and for M. m. musculus (a 5 12 %) were much smaller. Interestingly, the higher estimate of a for M. m. castaneus appears to reflect not only more adaptive fixations but also more effective purifying selection. These results support the hypothesis that differences in Ne contribute to differences among species in the efficacy of selection.

Megan Phifer-rixey; Francxois Bonhomme; Pierre Boursot; Gary A. Churchill; Jaroslav Piálek; Priscilla K. Tucker; Michael W. Nachman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Connectionist Modeling Approach to Rapid Analysis of Emergent Social Cognition Properties in Large-Populations  

SciTech Connect

Traditional modeling methodologies, such as those based on rule-based agent modeling, are exhibiting limitations in application to rich behavioral scenarios, especially when applied to large population aggregates. Here, we propose a new modeling methodology based on a well-known "connectionist approach," and articulate its pertinence in new applications of interest. This methodology is designed to address challenges such as speed of model development, model customization, model reuse across disparate geographic/cultural regions, and rapid and incremental updates to models over time.

Perumalla, Kalyan S [ORNL; Schryver, Jack C [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy implications of an aging population  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study provides various demographic, medical, and economic information relative to energy usage on a segment of the population, the elderly, which is growing in absolute numbers and relative population percentage. This growth is expected to continue well into the twenty-first century. The US aging population numbered 3.1 million in 1900, and by 1977 it had climbed to 23.5 million. It can be stated with reasonable certainty that this figure will rise to 31 million in the year 2000 and 43 million in the year 2020. These figures, corresponding to more than 10% of our population, are by no means insignificant. As our fossil-fuel reserves are being depleted and the cost of energy mounts, it becomes apparent that the elderly will become increasingly vulnerable to the energy crisis, primarily beause of their physical tendency to infirmity, their economic and social situation, and their susceptibility to psychological depression. This white paper concentrates on those aspects of aging and the nation's energy problem which are not usually related in our everyday consideration of these as separable problems. It seeks to identify the peculiar energy problems of the aged and to consider alternatives in the solution of these problems in light of modern technology.

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1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) Population Dynamics  

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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) Population Dynamics Delineated by Organochlorine Tracers R bluefin tuna (ABFT) are highly valued and heavily exploited, and critical uncertainties regarding. Hereweshowthatorganochlorinepesticidesandpolychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can be used as tracers of bluefin tuna foraging grounds in the North Atlantic

Hilton, Eric J.

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Ontology-driven, unsupervised instance population  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Semantic Web's need for machine understandable content has led researchers to attempt to automatically acquire such content from a number of sources, including the web. To date, such research has focused on ''document-driven'' systems that individually ... Keywords: Classification, Confidence assessment, Instance population, Ontology-driven, Semantic Web

Luke K. McDowell; Michael Cafarella

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Technical Conference on DOE Congestion Study and Criteria for Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors  

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

Technical Conference Technical Conference DOE Congestion Study and Criteria Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors March 29, 2006 Comments of Edward D. Tatum, Jr. Old Dominion Electric Cooperative Constraint Area and Corridor Designation * Corridors need to be "just right" * Too broad a designation could frustrate Congress' intent to facilitate licensing * Identify specific facilities rather than a family of alternatives - Too many; too long - Recognize impact on existing facilities Constraint Area and Corridor Designation * Existing infrastructure points with generalized paths between * Need "off ramps" * Opportunity to upgrade existing facilities or utilize existing ROW * Need to deliver into congested area * Provide States necessary opportunity for final

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Far- and mid-infrared spectroscopy of complex organic matter of astrochemical interest: coal, heavy petroleum fractions, and asphaltenes  

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The coexistence of a large variety of molecular species (i.e., aromatic, cycloaliphatic and aliphatic) in several astrophysical environments suggests that unidentified IR emission (UIE) occurs from small solid particles containing a mix of aromatic and aliphatic structures (e.g., coal, petroleum, etc.), renewing the astronomical interest on this type of materials. A series of heavy petroleum fractions namely DAE, RAE, BQ-1, and asphaltenes derived from BQ-1 were used together with anthracite coal and bitumen as model compounds in matching the band pattern of the emission features of proto-planetary nebulae (PPNe). All the model materials were examined in the mid-infrared (2.5-16.7 um) and for the first time in the far-infrared (16.7-200 um), and the IR bands were compared with the UIE from PPNe. The best match of the PPNe band pattern is offered by the BQ-1 heavy aromatic oil fraction and by its asphaltenes fraction. Particularly interesting is the ability of BQ-1 to match the band pattern of the aromatic-ali...

Cataldo, F; Manchado, A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory interests and capabilities for research on the ecological effects of global climatic and atmospheric change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has interests and capabilities in all three types of research that must be conducted in order to understand and predict effects of global atmospheric and climatic (i.e., environmental) changes on ecological systems and their functions (ecosystem function is perhaps most conveniently defined as mass and energy exchange and storage). These three types of research are: (1) manipulative experiments with plants and ecosystems; (2) monitoring of present ecosystem, landscape, and global exchanges and pools of energy, elements, and compounds that play important roles in ecosystem function or the physical climate system, and (3) mechanistic (i.e., hierarchic and explanatory) modeling of plant and ecosystem responses to global environmental change. Specific experimental programs, monitoring plans, and modeling activities related to evaluation of ecological effects of global environmental change that are of interest to, and that can be carried out by LLNL scientists are outlined. Several projects have the distinction of integrating modeling with empirical studies resulting in an Integrated Product (a model or set of models) that DOE or any federal policy maker could use to assess ecological effects. The authors note that any scheme for evaluating ecological effects of atmospheric and climatic change should take into account exceptional or sensitive species, in particular, rare, threatened, or endangered species.

Amthor, J.S.; Houpis, J.L.; Kercher, J.R.; Ledebuhr, A.; Miller, N.L.; Penner, J.E.; Robison, W.L.; Taylor, K.E.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EO 12898: Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations  

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

WASHINGTON WASHINGTON February 11, 1994 MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF ALL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Executive Order on Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low- Income Populations Today I have issued an Executive Order on Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations. That order is designed to focus Federal attention on the environmental and human health conditions in minority communities and low-income communities with the goal of achieving environmental justice. That order is also intended to promote nondiscrimination in Federal programs substantially affecting human health and the environment, and to provide minority communities and low-income communities access to public

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Bacterial Population Genetics in a Forensic Context  

SciTech Connect

This report addresses the recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) call for a Phase I study to (1) assess gaps in the forensically relevant knowledge about the population genetics of eight bacterial agents of concern, (2) formulate a technical roadmap to address those gaps, and (3) identify new bioinformatics tools that would be necessary to analyze and interpret population genetic data in a forensic context. The eight organisms that were studied are B. anthracis, Y. pestis, F. tularensis, Brucella spp., E. coli O157/H7, Burkholderia mallei, Burkholderia pseudomallei, and C. botulinum. Our study focused on the use of bacterial population genetics by forensic investigators to test hypotheses about the possible provenance of an agent that was used in a crime or act of terrorism. Just as human population genetics underpins the calculations of match probabilities for human DNA evidence, bacterial population genetics determines the level of support that microbial DNA evidence provides for or against certain well-defined hypotheses about the origins of an infecting strain. Our key findings are: (1) Bacterial population genetics is critical for answering certain types of questions in a probabilistic manner, akin (but not identical) to 'match probabilities' in DNA forensics. (2) A basic theoretical framework for calculating likelihood ratios or posterior probabilities for forensic hypotheses based on microbial genetic comparisons has been formulated. This 'inference-on-networks' framework has deep but simple connections to the population genetics of mtDNA and Y-STRs in human DNA forensics. (3) The 'phylogeographic' approach to identifying microbial sources is not an adequate basis for understanding bacterial population genetics in a forensic context, and has limited utility, even for generating 'leads' with respect to strain origin. (4) A collection of genotyped isolates obtained opportunistically from international locations augmented by phylogenetic representations of relatedness will not and enzootic outbreaks noted through international outbreak surveillance systems, and 'representative' genetic sequences from each outbreak. (5) Interpretation of genetic comparisons between an attack strain and reference strains requires a model for the network structure of maintenance foci, enzootic outbreaks, and human outbreaks of that disease, coupled with estimates of mutational rate constants. Validation of the model requires a set of sequences from exemplary outbreaks and laboratory data on mutation rates during animal passage. The necessary number of isolates in each validation set is determined by disease transmission network theory, and is based on the 'network diameter' of the outbreak. (6) The 8 bacteria in this study can be classified into 4 categories based on the complexity of the transmission network structure of their natural maintenance foci and their outbreaks, both enzootic and zoonotic. (7) For B. anthracis, Y. pestis, E. coli O157, and Brucella melitensis, and their primary natural animal hosts, most of the fundamental parameters needed for modeling genetic change within natural host or human transmission networks have been determined or can be estimated from existing field and laboratory studies. (8) For Burkholderia mallei, plausible approaches to transmission network models exist, but much of the fundamental parameterization does not. In addition, a validated high-resolution typing system for characterizing genetic change within outbreaks or foci has not yet been demonstrated, although a candidate system exists. (9) For Francisella tularensis, the increased complexity of the transmission network and unresolved questions about maintenance and transmission suggest that it will be more complex and difficult to develop useful models based on currently available data. (10) For Burkholderia pseudomallei and Clostridium botulinum, the transmission and maintenance networks involve complex soil communities and metapopulations about which very little is known. It is not clear that these pathogens can be brought into the in

Velsko, S P

2009-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Population Viability Analysis of Riverine Fishes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Many utilities face conflkts between two goals: cost-efficient hydropower generation and protecting riverine fishes. Research to develop ecological simulation tools that can evaluate alternative mitigation strategies in terms of their benefits to fish populations is vital to informed decision-making. In this paper, we describe our approach to population viability analysis of riverine fishes in general and Snake River white sturgeon in particular. We are finding that the individual-based modeling approach used in previous in-stream flow applications is well suited to addressing questions about the viability of species of concern for several reasons. Chief among these are: (1) the abiIity to represent the effects of individual variation in life history characteristics on predicted population viabili~, (2) the flexibili~ needed to quanti~ the ecological benefits of alternative flow management options by representing spatial and temporal variation in flow and temperaturty and (3) the flexibility needed to quantifi the ecological benefits of non-flow related manipulations (i.e., passage, screening and hatchery supplementation).

Bates, P.; Chandler, J.; Jager, H.I.; Lepla, K.; Van Winkle, W.

1999-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #661: February 7, 2011 Population Density  

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1: February 7, 1: February 7, 2011 Population Density to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #661: February 7, 2011 Population Density on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #661: February 7, 2011 Population Density on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #661: February 7, 2011 Population Density on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #661: February 7, 2011 Population Density on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #661: February 7, 2011 Population Density on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #661: February 7, 2011 Population Density on AddThis.com... Fact #661: February 7, 2011 Population Density The density of the population in the U.S., measured as the number of people

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Analytical transformed harmonic oscillator basis for three-body nuclei of astrophysical interest: Application to 6He  

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Recently, a square-integrable discrete basis, obtained performing a simple analytical local scale transformation to the harmonic oscillator basis, has been proposed and successfully applied to study the properties of two-body systems. Here, the method is generalized to study three-body systems. To test the goodness of the formalism and establish its applicability and limitations, the capture reaction rate for the nucleosynthesis of the Borromean nucleus 6He (4He + n + n) is addressed. Results are compared with previous publications and with calculations based on actual three-body continuum wave functions, which can be generated for this simple case. The obtained results encourage the application to other Borromean nuclei of astrophysical interest such as 9Be and 12C, for which actual three-body continuum calculations are very involved.

J. Casal; M. Rodríguez-Gallardo; J. M. Arias

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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of interest are E-Business, e-commerce, e-service, e-governance, internet banking.  

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areas of interest are E-Business, e-service, Knowledge management, business process management, CRM etc. Information technology is considered as the key driver for the changes taking place around the world. Internet banking (IB) is the latest and most innovative service offeredJIBC April 2010, Vol. 15, No.1- 2-by the banks. The transformation from the traditional banking to e-banking has been a 'leap ' change. The evolution of e-banking started from the use of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) and telephone banking (tele-banking), direct bill payment, electronic fund transfer and the revolutionary online banking. This study determines the consumer’s perspective on internet banking adoption.

Rahmath Safeena

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

New dogs and old tricks: do money and interest rates still provide information content for forecast of output and prices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Out-of-sample forecasting experiments are used as an alternative to looking at F-statistics when examining whether money, interest rates or the commercial paper/T-bill spread provide information content for subsequent movements in output, real and nominal personal income, the CPI and the PPI. Here a variable provides information if it improves the forecast of the explained variable. Employing this procedure we find that the paper-bill spread but not monetary aggregates provide information content for industrial production or real personal income when using data over the 1980-97 period. In contrast, we find that monetary aggregates provide information content for the CPI and nominal personal income but not the PPI.

David C. Black; Paul R. Corrigan; Michael R. Dowd

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of the Arabian Horse Populations from Syria and other Countries  

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Humans and horses weaved together wonderful stories of adventure and generosity. As a part of human history and civilization, Arabian horses ignite imagination throughout the world. Populations of this breed exist in many countries. Here I explored different populations of Arabians representing Middle Eastern and Western populations. The main two aims of this study were to provide the genetic diversity description of Arabians from different origins and to examine the traditional classification system of the breed. A third aim was to tackle the distribution pattern of the genetic variability within the genome to show whether there are differences in relative variability of different types of markers. First, I analyzed the genetic structure of 537Arabian horses from seven populations by using microsatellites. The results consistently showed higher levels of diversity within the Middle Eastern populations compared to the Western populations. All American-Arabians showed differentiation from Middle Eastern populations. Second, I sequenced the whole mtDNA D-loop of 251 Arabian horses. The whole D-loop sequence was more informative than using just the HVR1. Native populations from the Middle East, such as Syrian, represented a hot spot of genetic diversity. Most importantly, there was no evidence that the Arabian horse breed has clear subdivisions depending on the traditional maternal based strain classification system. Third, I tested the heterozygosity distribution pattern along the genome of 22 Peruvian Paso horses using 232 microsatellites and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs). The pattern of genetic diversity was completely different between these two markers where no correlation was found. Runs of homozygosity test of SNPs and associated microsatellites noticeably showed that all of associated microsatellites loci were homozygous in the matched case. The findings of this study will help in understanding the evolutionary history and developing breeding and conservation programs of horses. This study provided databases including parentage testing system and maternal lineages that will help to recover the Syrian Arabian population after the armed conflict started in Syria in 2011. The results here can be applied not only to horses, but also to other animal species with similar criteria.

Khanshour, Anas M

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Variability of Population-Weighted Seasonal Heating Degree Days  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Regional and national heating fuel demand is related to both weather and population density. This study analyzes the variability of population-weighted, seasonal heating degree days for the coterminous 48 states. A risk assessment of unusual ...

Nathaniel B. Guttman

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Ecosystem-specific selection pressures revealed through comparative population genomics  

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Bacterial populations harbor vast genetic diversity that is continually shaped by abiotic and biotic selective pressures, as well as by neutral processes. Individuals coexisting in the same geographically defined population ...

Coleman, Maureen L.

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Will China's Vehicle Population Grow Even Faster than Forecasted?  

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Daniel Sperling. 2011. “China’s Soaring Vehicle Population:the longer version, “China’s Soaring Vehicle Population:Vehicle Sales and Stock in China,” Energy Policy, 43: 17–29.

Wang, Yunshi; Teter, Jacob; Sperling, Daniel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Travel determinants and multi-scale transferability of national activity patterns to local populations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ability to transfer national travel patterns to a local population is of interest when attempting to model megaregions or areas that exceed metropolitan planning organization (MPO) boundaries. At the core of this research are questions about the connection between travel behavior and land use, urban form, and accessibility. As a part of this process, a group of land use variables have been identified to define activity and travel patterns for individuals and households. The 2001 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) participants are divided into categories comprised of a set of latent cluster models representing persons, travel, and land use. These are compared to two sets of cluster models constructed for two local travel surveys. Comparison of means statistical tests are used to assess differences among sociodemographic groups residing in localities with similar land uses. The results show that the NHTS and the local surveys share mean population activity and travel characteristics. However, these similarities mask behavioral heterogeneity that are shown when distributions of activity and travel behavior are examined. Therefore, data from a national household travel survey cannot be used to model local population travel characteristics if the goal to model the actual distributions and not mean travel behavior characteristics.

Henson, Kriste M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gou; ias, Konstadinos G [UCSB

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

283

The Dark Bursts population in a complete sample of bright Swift Long Gamma-Ray Bursts  

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We study the properties of the population of optically dark events present in a carefully selected complete sample of bright Swift long gamma-ray bursts. The high level of completeness in redshift of our sample (52 objects out of 58) allow us to establish the existence of a genuine dark population and we are able to estimate the maximum fraction of dark burst events (~30%) expected for the whole class of long gamma-ray burst. The redshift distribution of this population of dark bursts is similar to the one of the whole sample. Interestingly, the rest-frame X-ray luminosity (and the de-absorbed X-ray flux) of the sub-class of dark bursts is slightly higher than the average luminosity of the non-dark events. At the same time the prompt properties do not differ and the optical flux of dark events is at the lower tail of the optical flux distribution, corrected for Galactic absorption. All these properties suggest that dark bursts events generate in much denser environments with respect to normal bright events. We can therefore exclude the high-z and the low-density scenarios and conclude that the major cause of the origin of optically dark events is the dust extinction.

A. Melandri; B. Sbarufatti; P. D'Avanzo; R. Salvaterra; S. Campana; S. Covino; S. D. Vergani; L. Nava; G. Ghisellini; G. Ghirlanda; D. Fugazza; V. Mangano; M. Capalbi; G. Tagliaferri

2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

284

Behavioral Aspects in Simulating the Future US Building Energy Demand  

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increase to parameter Natural gas price Electricity priceparameter GDP Population Natural gas price Electricity pricethe elasticities of Natural gas price this Electricity price

Stadler, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

United States: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

state's page. Country Profile Name United States Population Unavailable GDP Unavailable Energy Consumption 99.53 Quadrillion Btu 2-letter ISO code US 3-letter ISO code USA...

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How Do Recent Population Trends Matter to Climate Change?  

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. By ensuring couples are able to determine the size of their families, poverty and the depletion of natural change, as one of the root causes of greenhouse gas emissions, how population dynamics affect climate of total population size, research shows that changes in population composition (i.e. age, urban

Colorado at Boulder, University of

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Identifying phylogeographic patterns and population history in Mediterranean rock ferns  

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, Q-matrix plots of K=2 through K=5 for 53 sampled populations All populations N>15 -30000 -25000 -20000 -15000 -10000 -5000 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 K L n P ( D ) 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 D e l t a K Populations n>15 excluding Valencia -14600...

Hunt, Harriet

2010-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

288

The distribution of stellar population age in galactic bars  

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Recent analysis of stellar populations in barred galaxies have focused on the spatial distribution of stellar population ages and metallicities. However, barred galaxies are complex objects where dynamical instabilities play a leading role in shaping any spatial distribution. The age distribution of stellar populations should thus be analyzed from the two points of view of stellar population evolution and dynamical secular evolution. Chemodynamical simulations of single barred galaxies with simple but realistic star formation and feedback recipes are used to produce face-on mass-weighted maps of stellar population ages. Luminosity-weighted maps in V-band are also displayed after calibrating the simulation with mass-to-light ratios provided by a synthesis population model. It is shown that inside a stellar bar two persistent diametrically opposed regions display a mean age lower than the surrounding average. These two low-age regions are due to the accumulation of young stellar populations trapped on elliptica...

Wozniak, H

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Uncertainty Quantification Techniques for Population Density Estimates Derived from Sparse Open Source Data  

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The Population Density Tables (PDT) project at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (www.ornl.gov) is developing population density estimates for specific human activities under normal patterns of life based largely on information available in open source. Currently, activity based density estimates are based on simple summary data statistics such as range and mean. Researchers are interested in improving activity estimation and uncertainty quantification by adopting a Bayesian framework that considers both data and sociocultural knowledge. Under a Bayesian approach knowledge about population density may be encoded through the process of expert elicitation. Due to the scale of the PDT effort which considers over 250 countries, spans 40 human activity categories, and includes numerous contributors, an elicitation tool is required that can be operationalized within an enterprise data collection and reporting system. Such a method would ideally require that the contributor have minimal statistical knowledge, require minimal input by a statistician or facilitator, consider human difficulties in expressing qualitative knowledge in a quantitative setting, and provide methods by which the contributor can appraise whether their understanding and associated uncertainty was well captured. This paper introduces an algorithm that transforms answers to simple, non-statistical questions into a bivariate Gaussian distribution as the prior for the Beta distribution. Based on geometric properties of the Beta distribution parameter feasibility space and the bivariate Gaussian distribution, an automated method for encoding is developed that responds to these challenging enterprise requirements. Though created within the context of population density, this approach may be applicable to a wide array of problem domains requiring informative priors for the Beta distribution.

Stewart, Robert N [ORNL; White, Devin A [ORNL; Urban, Marie L [ORNL; Morton, April M [ORNL; Webster, Clayton G [ORNL; Stoyanov, Miroslav K [ORNL; Bright, Eddie A [ORNL; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Peluchi : product development of a programmable robotic toy to stimulate interest in the fields of science and technology amongst young girls  

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Statistically speaking, science, technology, and engineering are male dominated fields. Peluchi is a second-generation prototype of a programmable robotic toy targeted towards young girls in hope of promoting more interest ...

Vu, My (My H.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Population Forecasting for Fiscal Planning: Issues and Innovations  

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forecasts of men’s and women’s potential real wages and non- labor income, and of interest rates, and some key prices,

Lee, Ronald D.; Tuljapurkar, Shripad

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Population enumeration and the effects of oil and gas development on dune-dwelling lizards  

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Habitat loss is one of the leading causes of species decline across all taxa and conservation practices require information on population trends. The Mescalero Sands ecosystem, New Mexico, USA, is experiencing landscape changes associated with oil and gas development. The dune-dwelling lizard community contains a habitat specialist, Sceloporus arenicolus, that is of particular interest because it has a very limited geographic distribution that is entirely subject to oil and gas development. Distance sampling is widely used to estimate population densities of many vertebrate taxa however assumptions can be difficult to satisfy with certain species or in certain habitats. Researchers must investigate the likelihood that assumptions can be satisfied before implementing any population sampling method. I had two objectives. First to investigate the precision of population densities of dune-dwelling lizards estimated via distance sampling that was coupled with double-observer surveys. Second to compare abundances of dune-dwelling lizards among sites that varied in oil and gas development. I conducted distance line transects and compared those density estimates to densities obtained from total removal plots. I quantified the amount of oil and gas development, habitat quantity and quality and correlated those to lizard abundances to investigate the effects of oil and gas development on lizard populations. I found large differences in density estimates from distance sampling and total removal plots that resulted from violation of distance sampling assumptions. Although distance sampling is a low cost method, it does not produce reliable density estimates for dune-dwelling lizards and is not an appropriate sampling method in this system. I did not find oil and gas development effects on the habitat quantity, quality or on the abundances of lizards. Lizard abundances were most strongly correlated to habitat quantity. Lizard abundances may be influenced by complex interactions between oil and gas development and habitat quantity and quality but controlling for those interactions was beyond the scope of my study. Before and after experiments and long-term studies at multiple sites would be required to more fully address the effects of oil and gas development on lizard populations in the Mescalero Sands.

Smolensky, Nicole Limunga

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Special population planner, version 4.0.  

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Emergencies happen every day. Many are caused by storms or auto accidents and can be planned for, if not predicted. Emergencies resulting from natural hazards often affect a large number of people, and planning for them can be difficult, since knowledge of the needs of the people involved is generally unavailable. Emergencies resulting from accidents at industrial and military facilities can also be large scale in nature if people must be evacuated or sheltered in place. Federal planning for large scale emergencies is the responsibility of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which provides assistance to various emergency management agencies at the national, state and local level. More information about FEMA is available at http://www.fema.gov/. The purpose of the Special Population Planner (SPP) is to help emergency planners address the needs of persons with special needs. The exact definition of 'special population' is a policy decision. Policymakers have included a variety of groups in this term, such as persons with disabilities, those who do not have vehicles with which to evacuate, children who are unattended at times (latchkey children), and many others. The SPP was developed initially for the Alabama Emergency Management Agency as part of its Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP), which aids emergency planning and preparedness in communities surrounding military installations across the United States where chemical weapons are stored pending their destruction under federal law. Like that specialized application, this open-source version contains a set of specialized Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to facilitate emergency planning on behalf of persons with special needs, regardless of how the term is defined. While the original SPP system was developed for emergency planning relating to chemical hazards, it can be applied to other threats as well. It is apparent from Hurricane Katrina and other natural and man-made disasters that many of the problems posed by emergency planning for a chemical weapons agent release are shared by other hazards as well. The notion that emergency planning shares common functions underlies the decision by FEMA to include the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) in its 'all-hazards' planning approach. The CSEPP's official planning guidance operationalizes this approach by suggesting that state and local CSEPP emergency plans 'should be appended to the existing all-hazards emergency plan.' The SPP is programmed as a set of tools within an ESRI ArcMap 9.1 project. ArcMap is a component of both ESRI ArcGIS 9.1 and ESRI ArcView 9.1, and it provides a rich GIS user interface for viewing spatial and tabular data, analyzing it, and producing output reports and maps. This GIS interface has been augmented with the SPP tools for a user interface that provides custom functionality for emergency planning. The system as released also includes some hypothetical example records for special needs populations, facilities, resources, control points and sirens sufficient for showing how the system would work with real information. A GIS database is included with some publicly available example layers. The SPP is designed to support emergency planners as they address emergency management issues, and includes capabilities that support the collection and importing of data, the review of data in a spatial context, and GIS tools for emergency planning. The SPP system allows for the identification and categorization of response zones to allow for multiple levels of preparedness. An Immediate Response Zone (IRZ) might be designated as the area 0 to 10 miles from a facility where the response would be the most urgent. SPP can support more than one set of planning zones to accommodate different types of emergencies or the different jurisdictions of emergency response organizations. These areas can be delineated by any number of criteria that make sense for the area. An area like New Orleans might designate response zones based on the depth above/below s

Kuiper, J.; Tanzman, E.; Metz, W.

2007-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Fields in Population III Star Formation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We study the buildup of magnetic fields during the formation of Population III star-forming regions, by conducting cosmological simulations from realistic initial conditions and varying the Jeans resolution. To investigate this in detail, we start simulations from identical initial conditions, mandating 16, 32 and 64 zones per Jeans length, and studied the variation in their magnetic field amplification. We find that, while compression results in some amplification, turbulent velocity fluctuations driven by the collapse can further amplify an initially weak seed field via dynamo action, provided there is sufficient numerical resolution to capture vortical motions (we find this requirement to be 64 zones per Jeans length, slightly larger than, but consistent with previous work run with more idealized collapse scenarios). We explore saturation of amplification of the magnetic field, which could potentially become dynamically important in subsequent, fully-resolved calculations. We have also identified a relatively surprising phenomena that is purely hydrodynamic: the higher-resolved simulations possess substantially different characteristics, including higher infall-velocity, increased temperatures inside 1000 AU, and decreased molecular hydrogen content in the innermost region. Furthermore, we find that disk formation is suppressed in higher-resolution calculations, at least at the times that we can follow the calculation. We discuss the effect this may have on the buildup of disks over the accretion history of the first clump to form as well as the potential for gravitational instabilities to develop and induce fragmentation.

Turk, Matthew J.; Oishi, Jeffrey S.; Abel, Tom; Bryan, Greg

2012-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

295

Cooperative spin decoherence and population transfer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An ensemble of multilevel atoms is a good candidate for a quantum information storage device. The information is encrypted in the collective ground state atomic coherence, which, in the absence of external excitation, is decoupled from the vacuum and therefore decoherence free. However, in the process of manipulation of atoms with light pulses (writing, reading), one inadvertently introduces a coupling to the environment, i.e. a source of decoherence. The dissipation process is often treated as an independent process for each atom in the ensemble, an approach which fails at large atomic optical depths where cooperative effects must be taken into account. In this paper, the cooperative behavior of spin decoherence and population transfer for a system of two, driven multilevel-atoms is studied. Not surprisingly, an enhancement in the decoherence rate is found, when the atoms are separated by a distance that is small compared to an optical wavelength; however, it is found that this rate increases even further for somewhat larger separations for atoms aligned along the direction of the driving field's propagation vector. A treatment of the cooperative modification of optical pumping rates and an effect of polarization swapping between atoms is also discussed, lending additional insight into the origin of the collective decay.

C. Genes; P. R. Berman

2006-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

296

The Chemical Enrichment History of the Magellanic Clouds Field Populations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report the results of our project devoted to study the chemical enrichment history of the field population in the Magellanic Clouds using Ca II triplet spectroscopy.

R. Carrera; C. Gallart; A. Aparicio; E. Costa; E. Hardy; R. A. Mendez; N. E. D. Noel; R. Zinn

2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

297

Connectivity mechanisms in a population complex of coastal cod.  

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??In this thesis I have studied connectivity processes affecting the population structure of coastal cod on the Norwegian Skagerrak coast. I have focused on three… (more)

Espeland, Sigurd Heiberg

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Population shifts across U.S. regions affect overall heating ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... The share of the U.S. population living in the coldest regions, ...

299

Urban aerosols harbor diverse and dynamic bacterial populations  

Urban aerosols harbor diverse and dynamic bacterial populations Eoin L. Brodie, Todd Z. DeSantis, Jordan P. Moberg Parker, Ingrid X. Zubietta, Yvette M. Piceno, and ...

300

Independent Scientific Advisory Board Human Population Impacts on  

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..................................................................................................................................................23 Chemical Effects ......................................................................................................................................52 Acquisition and Conversion of Water Rights that is expected to continue. Population growth is a primary reason for the conversion through increases in demand

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Selective population of spin--orbit levels in the autoionization ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Selective population of spin-orbit levels in the autoionization of a polyatomic ... individual spin-orbit components of the X 2111, ionic ground state fol ...

2010-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

302

Visualizing Diurnal Population Change in Urban Areas for Emergency Management  

SciTech Connect

There is an increasing need for a quick, simple method to represent diurnal population change in metropolitan areas for effective emergency management and risk analysis. Many geographic studies rely on decennial U.S. Census data that assume that urban populations are static in space and time. This has obvious limitations in the context of dynamic geographic problems. The U.S. Department of Transportation publishes population data at the transportation analysis zone level in fifteen-minute increments. This level of spatial and temporal detail allows for improved dynamic population modeling. This article presents a methodology for visualizing and analyzing diurnal population change for metropolitan areas based on this readily available data. Areal interpolation within a geographic information system is used to create twenty-four (one per hour) population surfaces for the larger metropolitan area of Salt Lake County, Utah. The resulting surfaces represent diurnal population change for an average workday and are easily combined to produce an animation that illustrates population dynamics throughout the day. A case study of using the method to visualize population distributions in an emergency management context is provided using two scenarios: a chemical release and a dirty bomb in Salt Lake County. This methodology can be used to address a wide variety of problems in emergency management.

Kobayashi, Tetsuo [University of Utah; Medina, Richard M [ORNL; Cova, Thomas [University of Utah

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Removal of GDP Mandrels From Sputter-Coated Beryllium Capsules for NIF Targets (A25711)  

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Proc. Of 17th Target Fabrication Specialists Meeting, San Diego, California, 2006; To Be Published In Fusion Science And Technology17th Target Fabrication Specialists Meeting San Diego California, US, 2006999613405

Youngblood, K.P.

2006-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

304

The effects of energy policies in China on energy consumption and GDP1  

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of biogas, stalks and firewood by rural residents by region, and fossil fuel energy consumption refers variable is: Biogas consumption per capita Stalks consumption per capita Firewood consumption per capita FE

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

305

Energy-GDP decoupling in a second best world -A case study on India Cline Guivarcha,*  

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Analysis and Forecasting, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC. 274pp. EIA (2008) International Energy Outlook 2008. Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC. 220pp. EIA (2006) International Energy Outlook 2006. Office

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Real values derived using the GDP Chain-type Price Index, 2005 = 100.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Table 8. Estimated average rail transportation rates for coal originating in the Uinta Basin Transportation cost per short ton (nominal) Transportation

307

Computer Aided Composition System with Interactive Selective Population Climbing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work, we are developing the computer aided composition system. This system aids a person, which knows cellphone or background music of home page or software. This system is implemented with the interactive selective population climbing. We suppose ... Keywords: computer aided composition system, interactive selective population climbing, composing model

Hiroshi Hasui

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Optimizing Epochal Evolutionary Search: Population-Size Dependent Theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Epochal dynamics, in which long periods of stasis in an evolving population are punctuated by a sudden burst of change, is a common behavior in both natural and artificial evolutionary processes. We analyze the population dynamics for a class of fitness ... Keywords: error threshold, evolutionary search, genetic algorithm, marginal stability, optimization, statistical dynamics

Erik Van Nimwegen; James P. Crutchfield

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Ectropy of diversity measures for populations in Euclidean space  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measures to evaluate the diversity of a set of points (population) in Euclidean space play an important role in a variety of areas of science and engineering. Well-known measures are often used without a clear insight into their quality and many of them ... Keywords: Discrepancy, Ectropy, Klee's measure, Minimum spanning tree, Population diversity measure, Singular values

Bakir Lacevic; Edoardo Amaldi

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Quasi-random initial population for genetic algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The selection of the initial population in a population-based heuristic optimizationmethod is important, since it affects the search for several iterations and often has an influence on the final solution. If no a priori information about the optima ... Keywords: Genetic algorithms, Global continuous optimization, Quasi-random sequences, Random numbers

H. Maaranen; K. Miettinen; M. M. Mäkelä

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Numerical calculation of the moments of the population balance equation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The combined CFD-PBM (population balance models) are computationally intensive, so a possibility is to calculate only a few moments of the probability density function (PDF) of the PBM minimizing the computational costs. However, this formulation results ... Keywords: least squares method, population balance equation, quadrature approximation

C. A. Dorao; H. A. Jakobsen

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exceptional Service in the National Interest SNL/WIPP Records Center File Code: WIPP:1.4.1.2:PA:QA-L:543621  

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Exceptional Service in the National Interest SNL/WIPP Records Center File Code: WIPP:1.4.1.2:PA's) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The DOE is emplacing MgO in the WIPP to serve as the engineered in the WIPP divided by the total amount required to consume all CO2 that would be produced by microbial

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ESRP 285: Class Paper at End of Class Each student will write a paper on a climate topic of personal interest. The papers are due at the  

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stressed in ESRP 285 lectures. The second student example involves electric vehicles. This student enjoyed learning about policies to promote production and sale of more efficient and cleaner cars. He vehicles, and he was even more interested in the feebates policy to promote increased sale of electric

Ford, Andrew

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ESRP 285: Class Paper due December 8, 2011 Each student will write a paper on a climate topic of personal interest. The papers are due at the  

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lectures. The second student example involves electric vehicles. This student enjoyed learning about policies for more efficient and cleaner cars. He was especially interested in the case for the Corporate in the feebates policy to promote increased sale of electric vehicles. The student was fascinated by vehicle

Ford, Andrew

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CALMIT Remote-Sensing Research Relating to Carbon Sequestration There is considerable interest in assessing the magnitude of carbon sources and sinks in terrestrial  

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CALMIT Remote-Sensing Research Relating to Carbon Sequestration There is considerable interest in assessing the magnitude of carbon sources and sinks in terrestrial ecosystems using remote sensing techniques. We developed a novel technique to remotely assess carbon dioxide exchange in maize using

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

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This book is intended for engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and computer scientists interested in control theory and its applications. The book studies a  

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variables, describe dynamics of many real physical systems such as aircraft, power systems, nuclear reactors interested in control theory and its applications. The book studies a special class of linear control systems, chemical reactors, electrical circuits, dc and induction motors, robots, large space flexible structures

Gajic, Zoran

317

IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies, Washington D.C., May 16-19, 2010 Abstract--Interest in recycling has surged in recent years due  

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-stage separation systems. The problem of estimating the performance and designing multi-stage separation processes-19, 2010 Abstract--Interest in recycling has surged in recent years due to shifting material costs and Electronic Equipment). One common approach to increasing system separation performance is the use of multi

Gutowski, Timothy

318

SECPOP90: Sector population, land fraction, and economic estimation program  

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In 1973 Mr. W. Athey of the Environmental Protection Agency wrote a computer program called SECPOP which calculated population estimates. Since that time, two things have changed which suggested the need for updating the original program - more recent population censuses and the widespread use of personal computers (PCs). The revised computer program uses the 1990 and 1992 Population Census information and runs on current PCs as {open_quotes}SECPOP90.{close_quotes} SECPOP90 consists of two parts: site and regional. The site provides population and economic data estimates for any location within the continental United States. Siting analysis is relatively fast running. The regional portion assesses site availability for different siting policy decisions; i.e., the impact of available sites given specific population density criteria within the continental United States. Regional analysis is slow. This report compares the SECPOP90 population estimates and the nuclear power reactor licensee-provided information. Although the source, and therefore the accuracy, of the licensee information is unknown, this comparison suggests SECPOP90 makes reasonable estimates. Given the total uncertainty in any current calculation of severe accidents, including the potential offsite consequences, the uncertainty within SECPOP90 population estimates is expected to be insignificant. 12 refs., 55 figs., 7 tabs.

Humphreys, S.L.; Rollstin, J.A.; Ridgely, J.N.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Correlations Among Gender, Career Interests, Conservation Issues, And Curriculum Choice By Students In Wildlife And Fisheries Sciences At Texas A&M University From 2000 To 2008  

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It is important to develop and assess student learning outcomes in order to determine whether academic department goals and standards are being reached. One aspect of this process involves alignment of learning outcomes with stakeholder criteria (expectations, beliefs) for assessment. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University has not previously developed a program assessment of student learning outcomes. However, a survey has been administered to undergraduate students enrolled in a mandatory class, Conservation and Management (WFSC 201). Among other questions, the survey asked students to provide information about their curriculum choice, agreement with value statements about wildlife and conservation issues, career interests, graduate school plans, and importance of issues related to wildlife and fisheries management and conservation. To evaluate alignment of student choice of curriculum with expectations and beliefs related to their choice of career, I tested the student responses to curriculum choice for relationships to responses to survey questions about career interests, gender, and graduate school plans for surveys administered in 2000 and 2008. For these same surveys, I also tested responses to value statements for relationships to responses for importance of issues, in addition to career interests, gender, and graduate school plans. Similar percentages (24%) of the total variation in curriculum choice and in agreement with value statements were explained: Career interests explained 18% of the variation related to curriculum choice and 8% of variation related to value statements. Year and gender combined explained only 2% of the variation in either dependent variable. Responses to important issues explained 11% of the variation in responses to value statements. Choice of curriculum was most strongly related to career interests and graduate school plans. Students who chose the teaching curriculum option were interested in careers in public school education and planned on attending graduate school. Students who chose curriculum options in aquaculture and fish ecology and management were interested in careers in aquaculture and as government fisheries biologists and conservation officers and planned on attending graduate school. Students who chose the curriculum options in wildlife ecology and management and other options were interested in a broad range of careers and were undecided about graduate school. Although importance of issues and career interests explained 19% of the variation in student agreement with value statements, this relationship was not statistically significant. Issues of greatest importance to females were endangered species, habitat destruction, water availability, loss of biodiversity, and water pollution. Females in 2000 tended to choose careers in public school education and as government wildlife biologists, and in 2008 chose careers in nature center education and as urban wildlife biologists. Issues of greatest importance to males were landowner rights to resources, such as high fences to enclose wildlife, access to rivers, water availability, and hunting of wildlife. Males in 2000 tended to choose careers as conservation officers, and in 2008 chose careers in ranch management, private consulting, and as government fish biologists and urban wildlife biologists. This data provides the Wildlife and Fisheries Department at Texas A&M University with information about its students and how they responded to curriculum options, career interests, value statements, and important issues.

Woldhagen, Ashley N.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Natural balance of graminicolous aphids in Pakistan. Survey of populations  

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Natural balance of graminicolous aphids in Pakistan. Survey of populations Sulaiman HAMID Sind Sugar Industry Research Institute, 14-A, Latifabad III, Hyderabad Sind, Pakistan SUMMARY Aphids attacking gramineous crops were studied in seven climatically and ecologically different regions of Pakistan

Recanati, Catherine

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Observation of inverted population levels in the FM-1 Spherator  

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Inversions in the populations of excited levels in hydrogen and HeII were observed in the FM-1 Spherator. The inversion increases strongly as the ratio of the decay time of the electron temperature to the decay time of the electron density was decreased. Time dependent numerical calculations of the populations were in good agreement with the experimental measurements. More general calculations for high Z hydrogen-like ions are discussed.

Suckewer, S.; Hawryluk, R. J.; Okabayashi, M.; Schmidt, J. A.

1976-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Population analysis relative to geothermal energy development, Imperial County, California  

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The historical and current population characteristics of Imperial County, California, are examined. These include vital rates, urbanization, town sizes, labor force composition, income, utility usage, and ethnic composition. Inferences are drawn on some of the important social and economic processes. Multivariate statistical analysis is used to study present relationships between variables. Population projections for the County were performed under historical, standard, and geothermal projection assumptions. The transferability of methods and results to other geothermal regions anticipating energy development is shown. (MHR)

Pick, J.B.; Jung, T.H.; Butler, E.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Genetic analysis in the Collaborative Cross breeding population  

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Genetic reference populations in model organisms are critical resources for systems genetic analysis of disease related phenotypes. The breeding history of these inbred panels may influence detectable allelic and phenotypic diversity. The existing panel of common inbred strains reflects historical selection biases, and existing recombinant inbred panels have low allelic diversity. All such populations may be subject to consequences of inbreeding depression. The Collaborative Cross (CC) is a mouse reference population with high allelic diversity that is being constructed using a randomized breeding design that systematically outcrosses eight founder strains, followed by inbreeding to obtain new recombinant inbred strains. Five of the eight founders are common laboratory strains, and three are wild-derived. Since its inception, the partially inbred CC has been characterized for physiological, morphological, and behavioral traits. The construction of this population provided a unique opportunity to observe phenotypic variation as new allelic combinations arose through intercrossing and inbreeding to create new stable genetic combinations. Processes including inbreeding depression and its impact on allelic and phenotypic diversity were assessed. Phenotypic variation in the CC breeding population exceeds that of existing mouse genetic reference populations due to both high founder genetic diversity and novel epistatic combinations. However, some focal evidence of allele purging was detected including a suggestive QTL for litter size in a location of changing allele frequency. Despite these inescapable pressures, high diversity and precision for genetic mapping remain. These results demonstrate the potential of the CC population once completed and highlight implications for development of related populations. Supplementary material consists of Supplementary Table 1 Phenotypic means, variances, ranges and heritabilities for all traits and generations, Supplementary Table 2, all phenotypic values, Supplementary Table 3, multiple QTL mapping.

Philip, Vivek [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Sokoloff, Greta [ORNL; Ackert-Bicknell, Cheryl [Jackson Laboratory, The, Bar Harbor, ME; Striz, Martin [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Branstetter, Lisa R [ORNL; Beckmann, Melissa [ORNL; Spence, Jason S [ORNL; Jackson, Barbara L [ORNL; Galloway, Leslie D [ORNL; Barker, Gene [ORNL; Wymore, Ann M [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Hunsicker, Patricia R [ORNL; Durtschi, David W [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Shaw, Ginger S [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Shinpock, Sarah G [ORNL; Manly, Kenneth F [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Miller, Darla R [ORNL; Donahue, Kevin [University at Buffalo, NY; Culiat, Cymbeline T [ORNL; Churchill, Gary A [Jackson Laboratory, The, Bar Harbor, ME; Lariviere, William R [University of Pittsburgh; Palmer, Abraham [University of Chicago; O'Hara, Bruce [University of Kentucky; Voy, Brynn H [ORNL; Chesler, Elissa J [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Packaging and Transfer of Hazardous Materials and Materials of National Security Interest Assessment plan - Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division  

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PACKAGING AND TRANSFER PACKAGING AND TRANSFER OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND MATERIALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY INTEREST Assessment Plan NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division Performance Objective: Verify that packaging and transportation safety requirements of hazardous materials and materials of national security interest have been established and are in compliance with DOE Orders 461.1 and 460.1B Criteria: Verify that safety requirements for the proper packaging and transportation of DOE/NNSA offsite shipments and onsite transfers of hazardous materials and for modal transport have been established [DOE O 460.1B, 1, "Objectives"]. Verify that the contractor transporting a package of hazardous materials is in compliance with the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations

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GENERAL INTEREST 1 ANTHROPOLOGY 3  

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/salinity measurements in the Philippine Sea. Low-frequency signals transmitted by a nearby ship as well as signals from for a useful band of 400 Hz ­ 8 kHz. 3. Kauai [31 August­8 October 2006, Seaglider SG023, 143 dives]: Listened Kauai, the NPAL/ATOC transmissions at 75 Hz were received; coherent processing was possible (with 10 d

326

Areas of Technical Interest - TMS  

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Materials Transactions B are available to members at discounted prices. They may be purchased through Springer publishing at www.springerlink.com.

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Nathaniel Joseph Fisch Professional Interests  

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University 1986 Visiting Scientist, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center 1981 -- 86 Consultant, Exxon Research

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Texas Recognizes Property Interest in  

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. While the groundwater and oil and gas are subject to both capture and regulation, the fundamental rule differ from the regulation of oil and gas. Indeed, the Court noted that the state could issue water, underflow, and tides of every flowing river, natural stream, and lake, and of every bay or arm of the Gulf

Beresnev, Igor

329

Quarknet: An Expression of Interest  

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information that you provided. An e-mail containing your responses will be sent to Tom Jordan. If you have not received a confirming e-mail within 24 hours from Tom, please contact...

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Quarknet: An Expression of Interest  

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determine the status of their QuarkNet participation. Send Clear Project Contact: Tom Jordan Web Maintainer: qnet-webmaster@fnal.gov Last Update: May 3, 2002 http:...

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COMMISSION REPORT PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY  

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- eration technologies to meet peak needs or to provide energy independence and protect against outages in the event that either diablo canyon or San onofre has a prolonged or permanent outage and for the california

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COMMISSION REPORT PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY  

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. To those in attendance the Workshop was seen as an important milestone for the Construction Engineering;26 ¡ automatic forecast as checks against manual predictions - maintenance planning and scheduling ¡ outage

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Personal Interests and Links - CECM  

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Linux: The Choice of a GNU Generation. Mandrake Linux site: My favorite distribution! Find yourself searching for an application? Try the Linux Software ...

334

Welding, Joining and General Interest  

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Oct 18, 2011 ... Tie rods composed of ASME SA 193 B7 material were used to support an expansion joint bellows located in a condenser. Three of the four ...

335

Renewable power sparks financial interest  

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Competition from decentralized energy companies using venture capital and renewable resources to generate electricity or to cogenerate steam and electricity is challenging the monopoly long held by utilities. Legal and financial incentives are replacing former barriers, although the tax changes are under court challenge. Utility lawsuits against Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) eliminating the exclusive right of utilities to generate and sell electric power claim the Act is unconstitutional and favors small producers. Although the Act was passed three years ago, delays in setting regulations at the local level have meant that the impact of PURPA is just beginning to be felt. That it encourages alternative generation schemes is evident in Windfarms, Energetics, and other small energy companies that have recently formed. (DCK)

Norman, C.

1981-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabio Soldo Interests and Specialties  

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to Improve TCP Performance over Wireless Networks," in Proc. of GLOBECOM `07, Washington DC, USA, Nov. 2007 networks," in Proc. of IEEE MILCOM`06, Washington DC, USA, Oct. 2006 [C01] M. Gerla, B. Zhou, Y.-Z. Lee, F · Network Simulators: NS2, Qualnet · Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Unix, MS Windows Honors and Awards · ACM

Markopoulou, Athina

337

NIST: Physics Lab - General Interest  

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... Exhibits from the Physical Measurement Laboratory. in the NIST Virtual Museum. ... NIST's David Wineland shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics. ...

2012-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

338

CA manager framework: creating customised workflows for ontology population and semantic annotation  

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We present the Content Augmentation Manager Framework for creating various adapted workflows for ontology population and semantic annotation based on Semantic Web recommendations and UIMA precepts. This framework supports ontology population from text ... Keywords: ontology population, semantic annotation

Danica Damljanovic; Florence Amardeilh; Kalina Bontcheva

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Population genomics: Whole-genome analysis of polymorphism and divergence in Drosophila simulans  

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PLoS BIOLOGY Population Genomics: Whole-Genome Analysis ofwww.plosbiology.org Population Genomics of D. simulans Table11 | e310 Population Genomics of D. simulans Table S15. GO

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Population Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling for the Human  

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Population Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling for the Human Population Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling for the Human Lactational Transfer of PCB 153 with Consideration of Worldwide Human Biomonitoring Results Title Population Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling for the Human Lactational Transfer of PCB 153 with Consideration of Worldwide Human Biomonitoring Results Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2008 Authors Redding, Laurel E., Michael D. Sohn, Thomas E. McKone, Shu-Li Wang, Dennis P. H. Hsieh, and Raymond S. H. Yang Journal Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 116 Issue 12 Pagination 1629-1634 Keywords bayesian inference, body burden, environmental chemistry, exposure & risk group, human milk biomonitoring, indoor environment department, lactational transfer, pcb 153, physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modeling, pollutant fate and transport modeling, poly-chlorinated biphenyls, reverse dosimetry

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Session: What do we know about cumulative or population impacts  

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This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of a panel discussion followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The panelists were Paul Kerlinger, Curry and Kerlinger, LLC, Al Manville, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bill Kendall, US Geological Service. The panel addressed the potential cumulative impacts of wind turbines on bird and bat populations over time. Panel members gave brief presentations that touched on what is currently known, what laws apply, and the usefulness of population modeling. Topics addressed included which sources of modeling should be included in cumulative impacts, comparison of impacts from different modes of energy generation, as well as what research is still needed regarding cumulative impacts of wind energy development on bird and bat populations.

Kerlinger, Paul; Manville, Al; Kendall, Bill

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

All-optical reversible logic gate via adiabatic population transfer  

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The Toffoli gate is an essential logic element, which permits implementation of a reversible processor. It is of relevance both for classical as well as quantum logics. We propose and theoretically study all-optical implementations of three-bit and four-bit Toffoli gates by application of adiabatic population transfer techniques. For a three-bit Toffoli gate we use variants of stimulated Raman adiabatic passage (STIRAP) processes in a $\\Lambda$-type level scheme, driven by two laser pulses at sufficiently large detunings. For the implementation of a four-bit Toffoli gate, we apply reversible adiabatic population transfer in five-level quantum systems, interacting with three laser pulses. We demonstrate correct all-optical implementation of the truth table of three-bit and four-bit Toffoli gates. Moreover, we derive conditions for adiabatic evolution of the population dynamics and robust operation of the gates.

G. Grigoryan; V. Chaltykyan; E. Gazazyan; O. Tikhova; T. Halfmann

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

343

"Table HC15.13 Lighting Usage Indicators by Four Most Populated...  

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

3 Lighting Usage Indicators by Four Most Populated States, 2005" " Million U.S. Housing Units" ,"Housing Units (millions)","Four Most Populated States" "Lighting Usage...

344

Population shifts across U.S. regions affect overall heating and ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Since the nation's founding, the population of the United States has migrated westward. The advent of air conditioning nearly a century ago contributed to population ...

345

Table D1. Population, U.S. Gross Domestic Product, and ...  

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Table D1. Population, U.S. Gross Domestic Product, and Implicit Price Deflator, 1949-2011: Year: Population: U.S. Gross Domestic Product: United States 1

346

Population and conservation genomics of forest trees: seeing the forest for the trees  

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DB, Kremer A: Forest tree genomics: Growing resources andPopulation and conservation genomics of forest trees: seeingPopulation and conservation genomics of forest trees: seeing

Eckert, Andrew

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Diechmann U: Methodologies to Improve Global Population Estimates  

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This paper discusses some of the technical issues involved in the development of a georeferenced population database, including urban extents, currently being developed by CIESIN and partner organizations, using ArcGIS. The database will be made available as three separate data products: i) human settlements database (points), ii) urban extents (polygons) derived from satellite imagery and additional geographic data sources (such as DCW), and iii) urban-rural surface (grid). To produce the urban-rural surfaces, we developed a mass-conserving algorithm that reallocates people into urban areas, within each administrative unit, providing a more accurate representation of the distribution of human population. 1.

Francesca Pozzi; Deborah Balk; Gregory Yetman; Andy Nelson; Uwe Deichmann

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Food web complexity and chaotic population Gregor F. Fussmann1  

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REPORT Food web complexity and chaotic population dynamics Gregor F. Fussmann1 * and Gerd Heber2 1 their complexity increases. We determined the dynamical stability of a universe of mathematical, nonlinear food web, chaotic dynamics increases with the number of trophic levels in a food web but decreases with the degree

Fussman, Gregor

349

Distribution et association des inversions chromosomiques dans trois populations naturelles  

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, one on each of the major autosome arms, are cosmopolitan. The Tunisian popu- lation shows the greatest distribution of cosmopolitan inversions between individuals of the French population is observed in the Tunisian lines. Linkage disequilibrium exists between pair of cosmopolitan inversions of the #12;second

Recanati, Catherine

350

SOME EFFECTS OF DREDGING ON POPULATIONS OF MACROBENTHIC ORGANISMS  

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populations were reduced, but there was no evidence of mass mortality. Recovery of biomass in the channel) and Reish (1959) established that 1.5 mm and 1.4 mm mesh sieves recovered 90% of the biomass from. The data were expressed as number of organ- isms/wet weight/dry weight (biomass) per m2 of substratum

351

Population Files for use with CAP88 at Los Alamos  

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CAP88 (Clean Air Act Assessment Package 1988) is a computer model developed for the US Environmental Protection Agency to assess the potential dose from radionuclide emissions to air and to demonstrate compliance with the Clean Air Act. It has options to calculate either individual doses, in units of mrem, or a collective dose, also called population dose, in units of person-rem. To calculate the collective dose, CAP88 uses a population file such as LANL.pop, that lists the number of people in each sector (N, NNE, NE, etc.) as a function of distance (1 to 2 km, etc.) out to a maximum radius of 80 km. Early population files are described in the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Environmental Reports for 1985 (page 14) and subsequent years. LA-13469-MS describes a population file based on the 1990 census. These files have been updated several times, most recently in 2006 for CAP88 version 3. The 2006 version used the US census for 2000. The present paper describes the 2012 updates, using the 2010 census.

McNaughton, Michael W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Brock, Burgandy R [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

352

Electron Subband Population and Mobility in Asymmetric Coupled Quantum Wells  

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The electron subband energy and population engineering by inserting a thin AlGaAs barrier inside a GaAs quantum well (QW) is considered. The specific voltage across the coupled QW's which arises due to the asymmetric deformation of electron wave function ... Keywords: electron-phonon scattering in a quantum well, photovoltaic effect

Juras Pozela; Karolis Pozela; Vida Juciene And Audrius Namajunas

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Molecular pulses: Population inversion with positively chirped short pulses  

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Molecular pulses: Population inversion with positively chirped short pulses Jianshu Cao of molecular systems can be achieved with intense positively chirped broadband laser pulses. To provide and a four-level model is designed to demonstrate for molecular systems the correlation between the sign

Cao, Jianshu

354

Periodic solution of single population models on time scales  

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By using the calculus on time scales, we study and establish criterion for the existence of periodic solutions of some scalar dynamical equations on time scales. The existence of periodic solutions for some concrete well-known single population models ... Keywords: Coincidence degree theory, Logistic equations, Periodic solutions, Time scales

Jimin Zhang; Meng Fan; Huaiping Zhu

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

RESEARCH ARTICLE Modeling population connectivity by ocean currents,  

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this connectivity between distant populations is key to their effective conservation and management. For many marine between distant patches of suitable habitat. Recent work has focused on the biophysics of marine larval illustrate how this connectivity can be analyzed using graph theory--an effective approach for exploring

Queensland, University of

356

Aeration Due to Breaking Waves. Part I: Bubble Populations  

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The population of bubbles produced by breaking waves in (10 m) winds of up to 12 m s?1 is analyzed using calibrated images from a vertical pencil-beam sonar system placed on the seabed near the Dutch coast. The structure in the images is ...

A. Graham; D. K. Woolf; A. J. Hall

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Binary populations and stellar dynamics in young clusters  

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We first summarize work that has been done on the effects of binaries on theoretical population synthesis of stars and stellar phenomena. Next, we highlight the influence of stellar dynamics in young clusters by discussing a few candidate UFOs (unconventionally formed objects) like intermediate mass black holes, Eta Carinae, Zeta Puppis, Gamma Velorum and WR 140.

D. Vanbeveren; H. Belkus; J. Van Bever; N. Mennekens

2008-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

358

Binary populations and stellar dynamics in young clusters  

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We first summarize work that has been done on the effects of binaries on theoretical population synthesis of stars and stellar phenomena. Next, we highlight the influence of stellar dynamics in young clusters by discussing a few candidate UFOs (unconventionally formed objects) like intermediate mass black holes, Eta Carinae, Zeta Puppis, Gamma Velorum and WR 140.

Vanbeveren, D; Van Bever, J; Mennekens, N

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Modelling life cycle and population dynamics of Nostocales (cyanobacteria)  

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Cyanobacteria of the order Nostocales found in lakes in temperate regions are generally assumed to benefit from climate change. To predict their future development under varying environmental conditions, we developed a mathematical model that simulates ... Keywords: Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii, Hasse diagram, Life cycle, Nostocales, Population dynamics, Shallow lake

K. D. Jöhnk; R. Brüggemann; J. Rücker; B. Luther; U. Simon; B. Nixdorf; C. Wiedner

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Analyses of Lettuce Drop Incidence and Population Structure of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and S. minor  

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Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on canola. Phytopathology 82:875-sclerotiorum populations from canola (17), cabbage (7), and

Subbarao, K V

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyses of lettuce drop incidence and population structure of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and S-minor  

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Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on canola. Phytopathology 82:875-sclerotiorum populations from canola (17), cabbage (7), and

Wu, B M; Subbarao, Krishna V

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Developing and Implementing the Foundation for a Renewable Energy-Based "Distribution Generation Micro-grid": A California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Co-Funded Program  

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The California Energy Commission has been implementing its Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) and Renewable Energy Programs since early 1998. In the last two years, the demand for renewable distributed generation systems has increased rapidly in response to a variety of factors, including: media attention to occasional lack of power supply, highly fluctuating West Coast electric wholesale prices, unprecedented public- and investor-owned utility retail rate increases, occasional rolling blackouts since late 2000, a utility bankruptcy proceeding, and a general level of regulatory uncertainty not experienced for some time now. This paper presents the key aspects and focus of some exciting new energy research, development and demonstration efforts to be conducted over the next three and a half years by Commonwealth Energy Corporation, CH2MHill, Regional Economic Research, Inc. and numerous other energy firms.

Lilly, P.; Sebold, F. D.; Carpenter, M.; Kitto, W.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Global Energy Demand, Supply, Consequences, Opportunities  

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/Joule Population-Energy Equation Power = N x (GDP/N) x (Watts/GDP) C Emission Rate = Power x (Carbon/J) #12;d HVAC Onsite Power & Heat Natural Ventilation, Indoor Environment Building Materials Appliances Thermal · Building Materials Tenants · Lease space from Developer or Property Manager · Professional firms, retailers

Knowles, David William

364

Waveform correlation methods for identifying populations of calibration events  

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An approach for systematically screening large volumes of continuous data for repetitive events identified as mining explosions on basis of temporal and amplitude population characteristics. The method extends event clustering through waveform correlation with a new source-region-specific detector. The new signal subspace detector generalizes the matched filter and can be used to increase the number of events associated with a given cluster, thereby increasing the reliability of diagnostic cluster population characteristics. The method can be applied to obtain bootstrap ground truth explosion waveforms for testing discriminants, where actual ground truth is absent. The same events, if associated with to a particular mine, may help calibrate velocity models. The method may also assist earthquake hazard risk assessment by providing what amounts to blasting logs for identified mines. The cluster event lists can be reconciled against earthquake catalogs to screen explosions, otherwise hard to identify from the catalogs.

Harris, D.B.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Military use of depleted uranium assessment of prolonged population exposure  

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This work is an exposure assessment for a population living in an area contaminated by use of depleted uranium (DU) weapons. RESRAD 5.91 code is used to evaluate the average effective dose delivered from 1, 10, 20 cm depths of contaminated soil, in a residential farmer scenario. Critical pathway and group are identified in soil inhalation or ingestion and children playing with the soil, respectively. From available information on DU released on targeted sites, both critical and average exposure can leave to toxicological hazards; annual dose limit for population can be exceeded on short-term period (years) for soil inhalation. As a consequence, in targeted sites cleaning up must be planned on the basis of measured concentration, when available, while special cautions have to be adopted altogether to reduce unaware exposures, taking into account the amount of the avertable dose.

Giannardi, C

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dental radiography exposure of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki populations  

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Dental radiography doses in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were estimated on the basis of survey data from dental hospitals and clinics in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and doses were measured by thermoluminescent dosimeters and a phantom. Doses to organs, including the lens, pituitary fossa, thyroid gland, and skin were calculated from data obtained during a 2-week survey in both cities. The mean caput doses were calculated from the data indicating frequency per year and were tabulated by organs, age, teeth examined, type of examination, population, sex, and city. No significant difference was observed by age, population, sex, or city. Currently the doses incurred during dental radiography may not be sufficiently high to cause bias in the assessments for late radiation effects among atomic-bomb survivors. However, the mean caput thyroid doses of 62 mrad and 67 mrad in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively, cannot be ignored from the standpoint of their potential in contributing to radiation-induced carcinogenesis.

Antoku, S.; Hoshi, M.; Russell, W.J.; Kihara, T.; Sawada, S.; Takeshita, K.; Otake, M.; Yoshinaga, H.; Beach, D.R.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of  

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Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of Residential Air Quality Policies Speaker(s): Jennifer Logue Date: November 13, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Brett Singer People spend the majority of their time in residences and the health burden of indoor air is significant. However, the definitions of "acceptable" and "good" indoor air quality (IAQ), and the most effective, energy efficient methods for achieving various levels of IAQ are still matters of research and debate. Current ventilation standards focus on minimum requirements for overall and mechanically provided ventilation rates, and vented combustion equipment, and require only the installation of kitchen and bath exhaust fans for source control. These standards generally are

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Hierarchical population model with a carrying capacity distribution  

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A time- and space-discrete model for the growth of a rapidly saturating local biological population $N(x,t)$ is derived from a hierarchical random deposition process previously studied in statistical physics. Two biologically relevant parameters, the probabilities of birth, $B$, and of death, $D$, determine the carrying capacity $K$. Due to the randomness the population depends strongly on position, $x$, and there is a distribution of carrying capacities, $\\Pi (K)$. This distribution has self-similar character owing to the imposed hierarchy. The most probable carrying capacity and its probability are studied as a function of $B$ and $D$. The effective growth rate decreases with time, roughly as in a Verhulst process. The model is possibly applicable, for example, to bacteria forming a "towering pillar" biofilm. The bacteria divide on randomly distributed nutrient-rich regions and are exposed to random local bactericidal agent (antibiotic spray). A gradual overall temperature change away from optimal growth co...

Indekeu, J O

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Population exposure from the fuel cycle: Review and future direction  

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The legacy of radiation exposures confronting man arises from two historical sources of energy, the sun and radioactive decay. Contemporary man continues to be dependent on these two energy sources, which include the nuclear fuel cycle. Radiation exposures from all energy sources should be examined, with particular emphasis on the nuclear fuel cycle, incidents such as Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. In addition to risk estimation, concepts such as de minimis, life shortening as a measure of risk, and competing risks as projected into the future must be considered in placing radiation exposures in perspective. The utility of these concepts is in characterizing population exposures for decision makers in a manner that the public may judge acceptable. All these viewpoints are essential in the evaluation of population exposure from the nuclear fuel cycle.

Richmond, C.R.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Can Population III Stars at High Redshifts produce GRB's?  

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Gamma ray bursts are the most luminous physical phenomena in the universe, consisting of flashes of gamma rays that last from seconds to hours. There have been attempts to observe gamma ray bursts, for example, from population III stars of about 500 solar mass at high redshifts. Here we argue that collapse of such high mass stars does not lead to gamma ray burst as their core collapse temperatures are not sufficient to produce gamma rays, leading to GRBs.

C. Sivaram; Kenath Arun

2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

371

Improving the assessment of instream flow needs for fish populations  

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Instream flow requirements are one of the most frequent and most costly environmental issues that must be addressed in developing hydroelectric projects. Existing assessment methods for determining instream flow requirements have been criticized for not including all the biological response mechanisms that regulate fishery resources. A new project has been initiated to study the biological responses of fish populations to altered stream flows and to develop improved ways of managing instream flows. 21 refs., 3 figs.

Sale, M.J. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Otto, R.G. (Otto (R.G.) and Associates, Arlington, VA (USA))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Stellar Population in LLAGN.I: Ground-based observations  

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(Abridge): We present a spectroscopic study of the stellar populations of Low Luminosity AGN (LLAGN). Our main goal is to determine whether the stars who live in the innermost (100 pc-scale) regions of these galaxies are in some way related to the emission line properties, which would imply a link between the stellar population and the ionization mechanism. High signal to noise, ground based long-slit spectra in the 3500--5500 A interval were collected for 60 galaxies.Our main findings are: (1) Few LLAGN have a detectable young (weak [OI] emission, but rare (10 %) in LLAGN with stronger [OI]. This is intriguing since LLAGN with weak [OI] have been previously hypothesized to be ``transition objects'' in which both an AGN and young stars contribute to the emission-line excitation. Massive stars, if present, are completely outshone by intermediate age and old stars in the optical. This happens in at least a couple of objects where independent UV spectroscopy detects young starbursts not seen in the optical. (4) Objects with predominantly old stars span the whole range of [OI]/Halpha values, but (5) sources with significant young and/or intermediate age populations are nearly all (90%) weak [OI] emitters.

Roberto Cid Fernandes; Rosa M. Gonzalez Delgado; Henrique Schmitt; Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann; Lucimara P. Martins; Enrique Perez; Timothy Heckman; Claus Leitherer; Daniel Schaerer

2004-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations (1994)  

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Documents Documents Federal Register Vol. 59, No. 32 Wednesday, February 16, 1994 Title 3- The President Executive Order 12898 of February 11, 1994 Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1-1.Implementation. 1-101. Agency Responsibilities. To the greatest extent practicable and per- mitted by law, and consistent with the principles set forth in the report on the National Performance Review, each Federal agency shall make achiev- ing environmental justice part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environ-

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Open Program Course Overview Objectives Who should attend Prerequisites Dates & Duration Instructors Training Methodology Course outline Expression of Interest Registration Form Cooperative Communications  

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There is a growing interest in networks requiring multi-hop wireless transmissions such as mesh networks, vehicular networks or even sensor networks. These multi-hop transmissions however, never come without problems, due to inefficiencies in the PHY, link and network layers, which have been primarily designed for single-hop communications. Recently, a new concept has emerged, which opts for wireless user cooperation to overcome the aforementioned inefficiencies, provide new communication paradigms, and extend the market of both cellular operators, and ad-hoc network equipment vendors. For example, in next generation cellular networks relay nodes could be used to extend the coverage and service availability of the existing infrastructure, with no additional cost to the operator. Also, in wireless mesh networking, cooperative relaying and wireless network coding could make transmissions more efficient, therefore increasing throughput, and making wireless ad-hoc networking more attractive to users. In this course we will present the main underlying principles of this concept, address the problems related to exploring the fundamental limits of multi-hop cooperative transmission, and describe signal processing techniques to achieve them. ? Engineers Electrical and Computer Engineering background

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Projection of light-truck population to year 2025  

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The recent growth in the number of light trucks is a matter of considerable interest in that it may have far-reaching implications for gasoline consumption. This paper forecasts the number of light trucks in the years to 2025. The forecast is based on economic scenarios developed by SRI International. Except for the case of the most-dismal economic forecast, the number of light trucks is predicted to increase monotonically and to show the greatest rate of increase between 1973 and 1980.

1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy policy: Comparative effects on minority population groups  

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For a number of years, analyses of minority household energy demand have been supported by the United States Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (formerly the Office of Minority Economic Impact). The intention of these analyses has been to characterize patterns of energy demand by various demographic, regional and socioeconomic groups and to develop analytical tools to assess the distributive impact of energy prices and policy on these groups. The model supports strategic objectives outlined by the Department of Energy to explicitly recognize and promote equity in state public utility commission decisions and to assess the potential impact of federal and state energy policy on demographically diverse groups as reported in the Department`s Annual Energy Outlook and the upcoming National Energy Policy Plan. The legislation mandating the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity had been premised on the assumption that patterns of energy demand for minority households are different from the population as a whole. Determining the validity of this premise and its potential economic impact on different population groups has been a major objective of these analyses. Consequently, the recripriocal impacts of energy policy on demographic groups and energy consumption and expenditure dynamics on policy formulation and strategy is a central objective of these studies. Residential energy demand research has been substantial in the past twenty years. Insightful and useful research has been done in this area. However, none of this research has addressed the potential differences in the residential energy demand structure among various population groups. Recent work does compare energy and electricity demand elasticities for non-Latino Whites, with the demand elasticities for Latinos and Blacks. This research is particularly important for examination of questions related to the economic welfare implications of national energy policy.

Poyer, D.A.; Henderson, L.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Distributions and the Formation Times of Spheroidal Populations  

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I review recent progress in exploring the formation times of spheroidal stellar populations (elliptical galaxies and large spiral bulges) using spectrophotometric techniques. A quickly growing body of evidence shows that although massive spheroids can form at early times, there are strong environmental dependencies, and major transitions in star formation histories and even morphologies are detectable to surprisingly small redshifts (z ~ 0.2). These features are consistent with neither the strict monolithic collapse nor hierarchical merging scenarios. Restframe UV observations are a promising means of improving our understanding of spheroid evolution.

Robert W. O'Connell

1999-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Population viability analysis of the Endangered shortnose sturgeon  

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This study used population viability analysis (PVA) to partition the influences of potential threats to the endangered shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum). A workshop brought together experts to help identify potential threats including groundwater withdrawal, poor water quality, saltwater intrusion, mercury effects, harvest as by-catch, and sedimentation of spawning habitat. During the course of the project, we eliminated some threats and added new ones. Groundwater withdrawal was dismissed after a study failed to identify connection with groundwater and the majority of pumping is from a confined aquifer. We also eliminated activities on Fort Stewart as influences on spawning habitat because any successful spawning must occur upstream of Fort Stewart. We added climate change to the list of threats based on our assessment of temperature effects and expectations of sea-level rise. Our study highlighted the role of populations in nearby rivers in providing metapopulation support, raising the concern that the population in the Ogeechee River acts as a demographic sink. As part of this study, we carried out a field sampling study to analyze effects of training activities on headwater streams. We developed a new methodology for sampling design as part of this effort and used a mixed-modeling approach to identify relationships between land cover-land use, including those associated with military training activity and water quality. We found that tank training was associated with higher suspended sediment and equipment training was associated with higher organic carbon) and water quality. We detected effects of training on suspended sediment and organic carbon. We also carried out a field sampling effort in the Canoochee and Ogeechee Rivers. In the Ogeechee River, we found that dissolved oxygen in 40% of measurements during summer were below 4 mg L-1. To evaluate mercury as a potential threat, we developed a mercury uptake model and analyzed mercury levels in amphipod prey and sturgeon eggs. These did not exceed EPA guidelines. Finally, we developed a PVA model that including linkages between shortnose sturgeon growth, reproduction, and survival and each remaining threat; All three had significant influences. Preliminary simulations suggest that elevated temperatures under future climate will extirpate this population and add support to the hypothesis that this species requires access to spawning habitat far upstream to persist.

Jager, Yetta [ORNL; Bevelhimer, Mark S [ORNL; Peterson, Douglas L. [University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Absence of Population Bias in the Tornado Climatology of Southwestern Ontario  

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Rural population densities and tornado incidence (confirmed and probable categories) are compared for noncoastal regions in the southwestern Ontario peninsula. No apparent relationship is found between rural population density and F0–F4 ...

Patrick King

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A HMM-based hierarchical framework for long-term population projection of small areas  

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Population Projection is the numerical outcome of a specific set of assumptions about future population changes. It is indispensable to the planning of sites as almost all successive planning activities such as the identification of land and housing ...

Bin Jiang; Huidong Jin; Nianjun Liu; Mike Quirk; Ben Searle

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic variants associated with fasting glucose and insulin concentrations in an ethnically diverse population: results from the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) study  

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USA. 19 Office of Population Genomics, National Human GenomeArchitecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) Study.Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) study.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogeneity of Powassan virus populations in naturally infected Ixodes scapularis  

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Powassan virus (POWV, Flaviviridae: Flavivirus) is the sole North American member of the tick-borne encephalitis complex and consists of two distinct lineages that are maintained in ecologically discrete enzootic transmission cycles. The underlying genetic mechanisms that lead to niche partitioning in arboviruses are poorly understood. Therefore, intra- and interhost genetic diversity was analyzed to determine if POWV exists as a quasispecies in nature and quantify selective pressures within and between hosts. In contrast to previous reports for West Nile virus (WNV), significant intrahost genetic diversity was not observed. However, pN (0.238) and d{sub N}/d{sub S} ratios (0.092) for interhost diversity were similar to those of WNV. Combined, these data suggest that purifying selection and/or population bottlenecks constrain quasispecies diversity within ticks. These same selective and stochastic mechanisms appear to drive minor sequence changes between ticks. Moreover, Powassan virus populations seem not to be structured as quasispecies in naturally infected adult deer ticks.

Brackney, Doug E.; Brown, Ivy K.; Nofchissey, Robert A.; Fitzpatrick, Kelly A. [University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States); Ebel, Gregory D., E-mail: gebel@salud.unm.ed [University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States)

2010-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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GIS and plume dispersion modeling for population exposure assessment  

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The use of Pollutant Plume Dispersion Models is widespread in the evaluation of point sources of air pollution. These models provide valuable insight into the concentration and dispersion of hazardous materials throughout the atmosphere. Traditional methods of dispersion modeling for the permitting of new sources and the monitoring of existing sources have allowed much room for error in terms of the effect of the pollutants on nearby populations (Hardikar, 1995). The capabilities of GIS technology offer an improved method of conducting air quality modeling for permitting, remediation studies, and environmental monitoring. GIS has the ability to develop and manage a comprehensive database of model output, map layers, and demographic data that can prove extremely valuable in the modeling process. This data can serve to extend the capabilities of air pollution dispersion modeling from mere estimation of concentrations to comprehensive exposure assessment of neighboring populations (Lowry, et al. 1995, Maslia, et al. 1994). A study of the Monticello power plant in northeast Texas was conducted using the SCREEN3 mathematical plume dispersion model, US Census Bureau demographic data, and a GIS to examine the effects of the plant output on the people living in the seven county area surrounding the plant.

Archer, Jeffrey Keith

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation protection training for diverse general employee populations  

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Radiation protection training for the general employee at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has undergone a great deal of restructuring in the last two years. The number of personnel totally dedicated to nuclear facilities is less than a fifth of our employees and the percentage of contracted employees who are dedicated radiation workers is much smaller. However, the aging of our facilities and increasing emphasis on environmental control means that everyone needs to understand the basics of radiation protection. In accordance with changing DOE guidelines and internal ORNL policies, greater emphasis has been placed on keeping training focused on current issues, training the total workforce, and requiring some type of testing or feedback mechanism. This report describes efforts to instill respect, but not fear, of radiation in the work environment. Flexible tools are being developed to meet this objective for several diverse general employee populations. Continuing efforts include consideration of computer-based training for retraining, developing additional modules for specialized groups and jobs, and testing/documentation appropriate to each population segment. 6 refs.

Copenhaver, E.D.; Houser, B.S.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Yunnan-III models for Evolutionary population synthesis  

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We build the Yunnan-III evolutionary population synthesis (EPS) models by using the MESA stellar evolution code, BaSeL stellar spectra library and the initial mass functions (IMFs) of Kroupa and Salpeter, and present colours and integrated spectral energy distributions (ISEDs) of solar-metallicity stellar populations (SPs) in the range of 1Myr-15 Gyr. The main characteristic of the Yunnan-III EPS models is the usage of a set of self-consistent solar-metallicity stellar evolutionary tracks (the masses of stars are from 0.1 to 100Msun). This set of tracks is obtained by using the state-of-the-art MESA code. MESA code can evolve stellar models through thermally pulsing asymptotic giant branch (TP-AGB) phase for low- and intermediate-mass stars. By comparisons, we confirm that the inclusion of TP-AGB stars make the V-K, V-J and V-R colours of SPs redder and the infrared flux larger at ages log(t/yr)>7.6 (the differences reach the maximum at log(t/yr)~8.6, ~0.5-0.2mag for colours, ~2 times for K-band flux). The st...

Zhang, F; Han, Z; Zhuang, Y; Kang, X

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2001 New York State NHTS: Travel Patterns of Special Populations  

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Policymakers rely on transportation statistics, including data on personal travel behavior, to formulate strategic transportation policies, and to improve the safety and efficiency of the U.S. transportation system. Data on personal travel trends are needed to examine the reliability, efficiency, capacity, and flexibility of the Nation's transportation system to meet current demands and accommodate future demands; to assess the feasibility and efficiency of alternative congestion-alleviating technologies (e.g., high-speed rail, magnetically levitated trains, intelligent vehicle and highway systems); to evaluate the merits of alternative transportation investment programs; and to assess the energy-use and air-quality impacts of various policies. To address these data needs, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiated an effort in 1969 to collect detailed data on personal travel. The 1969 survey was the first Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS). The survey was conducted again in 1977, 1983, 1990, 1995, and 2001. Data on daily travel were collected in 1969, 1977, 1983, 1990 and 1995. Longer-distance travel was collected in 1977 and 1995. The 2001 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) collected both daily and longer-distance trips in one survey. The 2001 survey was sponsored by three USDOT agencies: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The primary objective of the survey was to collect trip-based data on the nature and characteristics of personal travel so that the relationships between the characteristics of personal travel and the demographics of the traveler can be established. Commercial and institutional travel was not part of the survey. New York State participated in the 2001 NHTS by procuring additional 12,000 sample households. These additional sample households allowed New York State to address transportation planning issues pertinent to geographic areas that are significantly smaller than what the national NHTS data allowed. The final sample size for New York State was 13,423 usable households. In this report, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) identifies and analyzes differences, if any, in travel patterns that are attributable to demographic characteristics (e.g., gender, age, race and ethnicity), household characteristics (e.g., low income households, zero and one car households), modal characteristics and geographic location. Travel patterns of those who work at home are examined and compared to those of conventional workers, as well as those who do not work. Focus is given to trip frequency, travel by time of day, trip purpose, and mode choice. For example, included in this analysis is the mobility of the elderly population in New York State. The American society is undergoing a major demographic transformation that is resulting in a greater percentage of older individuals in the population. In addition to demographic changes, recent travel surveys show that an increasing number of older individuals are licensed to drive and that they drive more than their same age cohort did a decade ago. Cohort differences in driving are particularly apparent - not only are more of today's elderly population licensed to drive than their age cohort two decades ago, they also drive more. Equally important are the increase in immigration and in racial and cultural diversity. This report also discusses vehicle availability, socioeconomic characteristics, travel trends (e.g., miles travelled, distance driven, commute patterns), and the transportation accessibility of these populations. Specifically, this report addresses in detail the travel behavior of the following special populations: (1) the elderly, defined as those who were 65 years old or older, (2) low-income households, (3) ethnic groups and immigrants, and (4) those who worked at home.

Hu, Patricia S [ORNL; Reuscher, Tim [ORNL

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impacts of population change on carbon emissions in China during 1978-2008  

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This study examines the impacts of population size, population structure, and consumption level on carbon emissions in China from 1978 to 2008. To this end, we expanded the stochastic impacts by regression on population, affluence, and technology model and used the ridge regression method, which overcomes the negative influences of multicollinearity among independent variables under acceptable bias. Results reveal that changes in consumption level and population structure were the major impact factors, not changes in population size. Consumption level and carbon emissions were highly correlated. In terms of population structure, urbanization, population age, and household size had distinct effects on carbon emissions. Urbanization increased carbon emissions, while the effect of age acted primarily through the expansion of the labor force and consequent overall economic growth. Shrinking household size increased residential consumption, resulting in higher carbon emissions. Households, rather than individuals, are a more reasonable explanation for the demographic impact on carbon emissions. Potential social policies for low carbon development are also discussed. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We examine the impacts of population change on carbon emissions in China. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We expand the STIRPAT model by containing population structure factors in the model. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The population structure includes age structure, urbanization level, and household size. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The ridge regression method is used to estimate the model with multicollinearity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The population structure plays a more important role compared with the population size.

Zhu Qin, E-mail: zhuqin@fudan.edu.cn; Peng Xizhe, E-mail: xzpeng@fudan.edu.cn

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Journal of the United Nations ECE 23 (2006) 110 1 New forecast: Population decline postponed  

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Statistical Journal of the United Nations ECE 23 (2006) 1­10 1 IOS Press New forecast: Population, Finland fStatistics Norway, Oslo, Norway Abstract. We present results of a probabilistic forecast for the population in 18 European countries, to 2050. Other forecasts have recently predicted a falling population

Løw, Erik

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Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI in Head-and-Neck Cancer: The Impact of Region of Interest Selection on the Intra- and Interpatient Variability of Pharmacokinetic Parameters  

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Purpose: Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI-extracted parameters measure tumor microvascular physiology and are usually calculated from an intratumor region of interest (ROI). Optimal ROI delineation is not established. The valid clinical use of DCE-MRI requires that the variation for any given parameter measured within a tumor be less than that observed between tumors in different patients. This work evaluates the impact of tumor ROI selection on the assessment of intra- and interpatient variability. Method and Materials: Head and neck cancer patients received initial targeted therapy (TT) treatment with erlotinib and/or bevacizumab, followed by radiotherapy and concurrent cisplatin with synchronous TT. DCE-MRI data from Baseline and the end of the TT regimen (Lead-In) were analyzed to generate the vascular transfer function (K{sup trans}), the extracellular volume fraction (v{sub e}), and the initial area under the concentration time curve (iAUC{sub 1min}). Four ROI sampling strategies were used: whole tumor or lymph node (Whole), the slice containing the most enhancing voxels (SliceMax), three slices centered in SliceMax (Partial), and the 5% most enhancing contiguous voxels within SliceMax (95Max). The average coefficient of variation (aCV) was calculated to establish intrapatient variability among ROI sets and interpatient variability for each ROI type. The average ratio between each intrapatient CV and the interpatient CV was calculated (aRCV). Results: Baseline primary/nodes aRCVs for different ROIs not including 95Max were, for all three MR parameters, in the range of 0.14-0.24, with Lead-In values between 0.09 and 0.2, meaning a low intrapatient vs. interpatient variation. For 95Max, intrapatient CVs approximated interpatient CVs, meaning similar data dispersion and higher aRCVs (0.6-1.27 for baseline) and 0.54-0.95 for Lead-In. Conclusion: Distinction between different patient's primary tumors and/or nodes cannot be made using 95Max ROIs. The other three strategies are viable and equivalent for using DCE-MRI to measure head and neck cancer physiology.

Craciunescu, Oana I., E-mail: oana.craciunescu@duke.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Yoo, David S. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Cleland, Esi [GECAD Ghana Ltd., Acra (Ghana); Muradyan, Naira [iCAD Inc., Nashua, NH (United States); Carroll, Madeline D. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); MacFall, James R.; Barboriak, Daniel P. [Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Brizel, David M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States)

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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362 “Oil price shocks and real GDP growth: empirical evidence for some OECD countries” by R. Jiménez-Rodríguez and  

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In 2004 all publications will carry a motif taken from the €100 banknote. This paper can be downloaded without charge from

Rebeca Jiménez-rodríguez; Marcelo Sánchez; Rebeca Jiménez-rodríguez; Marcelo Sánchez

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Population Study of Golden Eagles in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area: Population Trend Analysis, 1994-1997  

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The wind industry has annually reported 28-43 turbine blade strike casualties of golden eagles in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area, and many more carcasses have doubtless gone unnoticed. Because this species is especially sensitive to adult survival rate changes, we focused upon estimating the demographic trend of the population. In aerial surveys, we monitored survival within a sample of 179 radio-tagged eagles over a four-year period. We also obtained data on territory occupancy and reproduction of about 65 eagle pairs residing in the area. Of 61 recorded deaths of radio-tagged eagles during the four-year investigation, 23 (38%) were caused by wind turbine blade strikes. Additional fatalities were unrecorded because blade strikes sometimes destroy radio transmitters. Annual survival was estimated at 0.7867 (SE=0.0263) for non-territorial eagles and 0.8964 (SE=0.0371) for territorial ones. Annual reproduction was 0.64 (SE=0.08) young per territorial pair (0.25 per female). These parameters were used to estimate population growth rates under different modeling frameworks. At present, there are indications that a reserve of non-breeding adults still exists, i.e., there is an annual territorial reoccupancy rate of 100% and a low incidence (3%) of subadults as members of breeding pairs.

Predatory Bird Research Group, Long Marine Laboratory

1999-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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ORISE: Worker Health Studies - Testing Beryllium Vendor Populations  

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Beryllium Testing Vendor Populations When former employees at 25 closed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) beryllium vendor companies needed an entity to provide medical screening and tests related to their beryllium exposure, the agency chose the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program. ORISE administers a brief health questionnaire and a blood test known as the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) to determine if a worker has been sensitized to the light metal or if he or she needs to be evaluated further for chronic beryllium disease (CBD). If a worker has at least one abnormal BeLPT, he or she is referred for further evaluation through the Energy Employees Occupational Illness

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Nevada Test Site tortoise population monitoring study. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Tortoise Population Monitoring Study was initiated to determine and monitor the density of desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) on the Nevada Test Site. Quadrat sampling was conducted following methodology described in the Draft Desert Tortoise Recovery Plan (FWS, 1993). So few tortoises were found that densities could not be calculated. Based on estimates of capture probabilities and densities from other studies, it was determined that 1-km{sup 2} (0.4 mi{sup 2}) plots did not contain enough tortoises for estimating densities with the Recovery Plan methods. It was recommended that additional surveys on the Nevada Test Site using those methods not be conducted. Any future efforts to monitor desert tortoise densities should start by identifying other possible methods, determining their relative power to detect changes, and estimating their cost.

Mueller, J.M.; Zander, K.K.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Practical Methods for Locating Abandoned Wells in Populated Areas  

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An estimated 12 million wells have been drilled during the 150 years of oil and gas production in the United States. Many old oil and gas fields are now populated areas where the presence of improperly plugged wells may constitute a hazard to residents. Natural gas emissions from wells have forced people from their houses and businesses and have caused explosions that injured or killed people and destroyed property. To mitigate this hazard, wells must be located and properly plugged, a task made more difficult by the presence of houses, businesses, and associated utilities. This paper describes well finding methods conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) that were effective at two small towns in Wyoming and in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Veloski, G.A.; Hammack, R.W.; Lynn, R.J.

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Effects of alpha populations on tokamak ballooning stability  

SciTech Connect

Fusion product alpha populations can significantly influence tokamak stability due to coupling between the trapped alpha precessional drift and the kinetic ballooning mode frequency. This effect is of particular importance in parameter regimes where the alpha pressure gradient begins to constitute a sizable fraction of the thermal plasma pressure gradient. Careful, quantitative evaluations of these effects are necessary in burning plasma devices such as the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor and the Joint European Torus, and we have continued systematic development of such a kinetic stability model. In this model we have considered a range of different forms for the alpha distribution function and the tokamak equilibrium. Both Maxwellian and slowing-down models have been used for the alpha energy dependence while deeply trapped and, more recently, isotropic pitch angle dependence have been examined.

Spong, D.A.; Sigmar, D.J.; Tsang, K.T.; Ramos, J.J.; Hastings, D.E.; Cooper, W.A.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Over-populated gauge fields on the lattice  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study nonequilibrium dynamics of SU(2) pure gauge theory starting from initial over-population, where intense classical gauge fields are characterized by a single momentum scale Q_s. Classical-statistical lattice simulations indicate a quick evolution towards an approximate scaling behavior with exponent 3/2 at intermediate times. Remarkably, the value for the scaling exponent may be understood as arising from the leading O(g^2) contribution in the presence of a time-dependent background field. The phenomenon is associated to weak wave turbulence describing an energy cascade towards higher momenta. This particular aspect is very similar to what is observed for scalar theories, where an effective cubic interaction arises because of the presence of a time-dependent Bose condensate.

J. Berges; S. Schlichting; D. Sexty

2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

397

Bayesian Modeling of Population Variability -- Practical Guidance and Pitfalls  

SciTech Connect

With the advent of easy-to-use open-source software for Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation, hierarchical Bayesian analysis is gaining in popularity. This paper presents practical guidance for hierarchical Bayes analysis of typical problems in probabilistic safety assessment (PSA). The guidance is related to choosing parameterizations that accelerate convergence of the MCMC sampling and to illustrating the potential sensitivity of the results to the functional form chosen for the first-stage prior. This latter issue has significant ramifications because the mean of the average population variability curve (PVC) from hierarchical Bayes (or the mean of the point estimate distribution from empirical Bayes) can be very sensitive to this choice in cases where variability is large. Numerical examples are provided to illustrate the issues discussed.

Dana L. Kelly; Corwin L. Atwood

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

TWO POPULATIONS OF MOLECULAR CLOUDS IN THE ANTENNAE GALAXIES  

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Super star clusters-extremely massive clusters found predominately in starburst environments-are essential building blocks in the formation of galaxies and thought to dominate star formation in the high-redshift universe. However, the transformation from molecular gas into these ultracompact star clusters is not well understood. To study this process, we used the Submillimeter Array and the Plateau de Bure Interferometer to obtain high angular resolution ({approx}1.''5 or 160 pc) images of the Antennae overlap region in CO(2-1) to search for the molecular progenitors of the super star clusters. We resolve the molecular gas distribution into a large number of clouds, extending the differential cloud mass function down to a 5{sigma} completeness limit of 3.8 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 5} M{sub Sun }. We identify a distinct break in the mass function around log M{sub mol}/M{sub Sun} Almost-Equal-To 6.5, which separates the molecular clouds into two distinct populations. The smaller, less massive clouds reside in more quiescent areas in the region, while the larger, more massive clouds cluster around regions of intense star formation. A broken power-law fit to the mass function yields slopes of {alpha} = -1.39 {+-} 0.10 and {alpha} = -1.44 {+-} 0.14 for the low- and high-mass cloud population, well matched to the mass function found for super star clusters in the Antennae galaxies. We find large velocity gradients and velocity dispersions at the locations of intense star formation, suggestive of compressive shocks. It is likely that these environmental factors contribute to the formation of the observed massive molecular clouds and super star clusters in the Antennae galaxies.

Wei, Lisa H.; Keto, Eric [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Ho, Luis C. [The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States)

2012-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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EO 12898: Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income  

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2898: Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and 2898: Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations EO 12898: Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations To focus Federal attention on the environmental and human health conditions in minority communities and low-income communities with the goal of achieving environmental justice. That order is also intended to promote nondiscrimination in Federal programs substantially affecting human health and the environment, and to provide minority communities and low-income communities access to public information on, and an opportunity for public participation in, matters relating to human health or the environment. EO 12898: Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations More Documents & Publications

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The development of the contested city form of Shenzhen, China  

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The population of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone has exploded, within twenty-three years, from thirty thousand to 4.7 million with average 28 percent annual per capita GDP increase. What city forms have been sustaining ...

Tian, Hao, 1978-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncloaking a cryptic, threatened rail with molecular markers: origins, connectivity and demography of a recently-discovered population  

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composition of Black Rails from the East Coast wasStrong isolation among rail populations was apparent fromof endangered clapper rail (Rallus longirostris) populations

Girard, Philippe; Takekawa, John Y.; Beissinger, Steven R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Population variation in the life history traits and thermal responses of Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua L.  

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??Studies of the phenotypes of animals at different parts of their geographic range often reveal striking variability. It is of considerable fundamental and applied interest… (more)

Perutz, Marion

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Nuisance Source Population Modeling for Radiation Detection System Analysis  

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A major challenge facing the prospective deployment of radiation detection systems for homeland security applications is the discrimination of radiological or nuclear 'threat sources' from radioactive, but benign, 'nuisance sources'. Common examples of such nuisance sources include naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM), medical patients who have received radioactive drugs for either diagnostics or treatment, and industrial sources. A sensitive detector that cannot distinguish between 'threat' and 'benign' classes will generate false positives which, if sufficiently frequent, will preclude it from being operationally deployed. In this report, we describe a first-principles physics-based modeling approach that is used to approximate the physical properties and corresponding gamma ray spectral signatures of real nuisance sources. Specific models are proposed for the three nuisance source classes - NORM, medical and industrial. The models can be validated against measured data - that is, energy spectra generated with the model can be compared to actual nuisance source data. We show by example how this is done for NORM and medical sources, using data sets obtained from spectroscopic detector deployments for cargo container screening and urban area traffic screening, respectively. In addition to capturing the range of radioactive signatures of individual nuisance sources, a nuisance source population model must generate sources with a frequency of occurrence consistent with that found in actual movement of goods and people. Measured radiation detection data can indicate these frequencies, but, at present, such data are available only for a very limited set of locations and time periods. In this report, we make more general estimates of frequencies for NORM and medical sources using a range of data sources such as shipping manifests and medical treatment statistics. We also identify potential data sources for industrial source frequencies, but leave the task of estimating these frequencies for future work. Modeling of nuisance source populations is only useful if it helps in understanding detector system performance in real operational environments. Examples of previous studies in which nuisance source models played a key role are briefly discussed. These include screening of in-bound urban traffic and monitoring of shipping containers in transit to U.S. ports.

Sokkappa, P; Lange, D; Nelson, K; Wheeler, R

2009-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Dworshak Reservoir Kokanee Population Monitoring, Annual Report 2001.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Onsite testing of strobe lights was conducted to determine if they repelled kokanee Oncorhynchus nerka away from the turbine intakes at Dworshak Dam. We tested a set of nine strobe lights flashing at a rate of 360 flashes/min placed near the intake of a 90 mW turbine. A split-beam echo sounder was used to determine the effect of strobe light operation on fish density (thought to be mostly kokanee) in front of the turbine intakes. On five nights between December 2001 and January 2002, fish density averaged 110 fish/ha when no lights were flashing. Mean density dropped to 13 fish/ha when the strobe lights were turned on during five additional nights of sampling. This 88% decline in density was significant at the P = 0.009 level of significance based on a paired Student's t test. There appeared to be no tendency for fish to habituate to the lights during the night. Test results indicate that a single set of nine lights may be sufficient to repel kokanee from a turbine intake during the night. We also used split-beam hydroacoustics to monitor the kokanee population in Dworshak Reservoir during 2001. Estimated abundance of kokanee has continued to increase since the spring of 1996 when high entrainment losses occurred. Based on hydroacoustic surveys, we estimated 3,276,000 kokanee in Dworshak Reservoir in early July 2001. This included 2,069,000 age-0 kokanee (90% CI {+-} 16.4%), 801,000 age-1 kokanee (90% CI {+-} 17.8%), and 406,000 age-2 kokanee (90% CI {+-} 20.5%). Entrainment sampling was also conducted with split-beam hydroacoustics a minimum of one continuous 24 h period per month. The highest entrainment rates occurred at night with lower discharges and shallower intake depths. Fish movement patterns suggested that they swam 'at will' in front of the intakes and may have chosen to move into the turbine intakes. Based on monthly hydroacoustic sampling in the forebay, we found that kokanee density was low in July and August during a period of high discharge. However, kokanee density was high in late winter when discharge was also high, thus increasing the likelihood of entrainment. Counts of spawning kokanee in four tributary streams used as an index reached 6,079 fish. This spawner count appeared unusually low considering the high population estimate of kokanee in the reservoir and data collected in previous years.

Maiolie, Melo; Stark, Eric

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Study of atomic physics and population inversions with plasma focus  

SciTech Connect

The plasma focus can be used to generate high temperature and high density plasmas. Neon-like plasmas have previously been studied in Z-pinches and laser produced plasmas as sources for XUV and x-ray lasers. The plasma focus provides a simple and inexpensive source for studying atomic physics of highly ionized atoms. A detailed understanding of atomic physics at high temperatures, densities, and megagauss magnetic fields is necessary for possible x-ray laser designs. Methods that are generally used for obtaining population inversions include collisional ionization of the inner shells of multi-electron atoms and ions, photoexcitation, and electron collisional excitation of ions, collisional combination of ions, and atom-ion resonant charge exchange. We will discuss some possible experiments to help understand the atomic physics under the above condition. Some ideas and calculations will be given to show the feasibility of doing atomic physics relating to x-ray lasers with a plasma focus. 13 refs., 2 figs.

Oona, H.; Hodgdon, M.L.; Rickel, D.G.; Freeman, B.L.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Experimental Designs for Testing Differences in Survival Among Salmonid Populations.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Yakima Fisheries Project (YFP) is a supplementation plan for enhancing salmon runs in the Yakima River basin. It is presumed that inadequate spawning and rearing habitat are limiting factors to population abundance of spring chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawyacha). Therefore, the supplementation effort for spring chinook salmon is focused on introducing hatchery-raised smolts into the basin to compensate for the lack of spawning habitat. However, based on empirical evidence in the Yakima basin, hatchery-reared salmon have survived poorly compared to wild salmon. Therefore, the YFP has proposed to alter the optimal conventional treatment (OCT), which is the state-of-the-art hatchery rearing method, to a new innovative treatment (NIT). The NIT is intended to produce hatchery fish that mimic wild fish and thereby to enhance their survival over that of OCT fish. A limited application of the NIT (LNIT) has also been proposed to reduce the cost of applying the new treatment, yet retain the benefits of increased survival. This research was conducted to test whether the uncertainty using the experimental design was within the limits specified by the Planning Status Report (PSR).

Hoffman, Annette; Busack, Craig; Knudsen, Craig

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Hantavirus testing in small mammal populations of northcentral New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

In 1993, an outbreak of a new strain of hantavirus in the southwestern US indicated that deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) was the primary carrier of the virus. In 1993 and 1994, the Ecological Studies Team (EST) at Los Alamos National Laboratory surveyed small mammal populations in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, primarily for ecological risk assessment (ecorisk) studies. At the request of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico, EST also collected blood samples from captured animals for use in determining seroprevalence of hantavirus in this region due to the recent outbreak of this virus in the four-comers region of the Southwest. The deer mouse was the most commonly captured species during the tripping sessions. Other species sampled included harvest mice (Reithrodontomys megalotis), least chipmunk (Eutamias minimus), long-tailed vole (Microtus longicaudus), Mexican woodrat (Neotoma mexicana), and brush mouse (Peromyscus boylii). The team collected blood samples from tripped animals following CDC`s suggested guidelines. Results of the 1993 and 1994 hantavirus testing identified a total overall seroprevalence of approximately 5.5% and 4.2%, respectively. The highest seroprevalence rates were found in deer mice seri (3--6%), but results on several species were inconclusive; further studies will be necessary, to quantify seroprevalence rates in those species. Seroprevalence rates for Los Alamos County were much lower than elsewhere in the region.

Biggs, J.; Bennett, K.; Foxx, T. [and others

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #445: November 27, 2006 U.S. Population  

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Global Population Genetics and Evolution of Invasive Biotypes in the Whitefly Complex Bemisia tabaci  

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population history with DIY ABC: a user-friendly approach topopulation history with DIY ABC: a user-friendly approach to

Hadjistylli, Margarita

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Testing the Behavioral Model of Health Services Use for a Disabled Population.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This research examines the factors that determine physician use in a physically disabled and the mentally disabled population using Andersen's Behavioral Model of Utilization. It… (more)

Greene, Angela Marie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Dynamic energy budgets and bioaccumulation : a model for marine mammals and marine mammal populations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy intake of individuals affects growth of organisms and, therefore, populations. Persistent lipophilic toxicants acquired with the energy can bioaccumulate and harm individuals. Marine mammals are particularly vulnerable ...

Klanjš?ek, Tin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

The Threatened Atlantic Elkhorn Coral, Acropora palmata: Population Dynamics and Their Policy Implications.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the years 2030 and 2100. 125! ixthe foreseeable future (until 2030) and beyond (until 2100),in population size by 2030. The most striking difference we

Vardi, Tali

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

The threatened Atlantic elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata : population dynamics and their policy implications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the years 2030 and 2100. 125! ixthe foreseeable future (until 2030) and beyond (until 2100),in population size by 2030. The most striking difference we

Vardi, Tali

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

POPDOSE-SR: A Routine Release Atmospheric Population Dose Model Used at SRS  

SciTech Connect

POPDOSE-SR is used to calculate dose to the surrounding Savannah River Site (SRS) population following routine releases of atmospheric radioactivity.

Simpkins, A.A.

2001-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

415

GENII dose calculations for offsite maximum individual and populations from Plutonium Finishing Plant  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Document describes the potential dose consequences to the offsite maximum individual and population for ground and stack level releases at the offsite receptors from the Plutonium Finishing Plant.

Nguyen, L.V.

1995-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

416

Table HC5-7a. Appliances by Four Most Populated States, Million U ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Table HC5-7a. Appliances by Four Most Populated States, Million U.S. Households, 2001 Appliance Types and Characteristics RSE Column Factor: Total

417

BARS REJUVENATING BULGES? EVIDENCE FROM STELLAR POPULATION ANALYSIS  

SciTech Connect

We obtained stellar ages and metallicities via spectrum fitting for a sample of 575 bulges with spectra available from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The structural properties of the galaxies have been studied in detail in 2009 by Gadotti and the sample contains 251 bulges in galaxies with bars. Using the whole sample, where galaxy stellar mass distributions for barred and unbarred galaxies are similar, we find that bulges in barred and unbarred galaxies occupy similar loci in the age versus metallicity plane. However, the distribution of bulge ages in barred galaxies shows an excess of populations younger than {approx}4 Gyr, when compared to bulges in unbarred galaxies. Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistics confirm that the age distributions are different with a significance of 99.94%. If we select sub-samples for which the bulge stellar mass distributions are similar for barred and unbarred galaxies, this excess vanishes for galaxies with bulge mass log M < 10.1 M{sub Sun }, while for more massive galaxies we find a bimodal bulge age distribution for barred galaxies only, corresponding to two normal distributions with mean ages of 10.4 and 4.7 Gyr. We also find twice as much active galactic nuclei among barred galaxies, as compared to unbarred galaxies, for low-mass bulges. By combining a large sample of high-quality data with sophisticated image and spectral analysis, we are able to find evidence that the presence of bars affects the mean stellar ages of bulges. This lends strong support to models in which bars trigger star formation activity in the centers of galaxies.

Coelho, P. [Nucleo de Astrofisica Teorica, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, R. Galvao Bueno 868, Liberdade 01506-000, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Gadotti, D. A., E-mail: paula.coelho@cruzeirodosul.edu.br, E-mail: dgadotti@eso.org [European Southern Observatory, Casilla 19001, Santiago 19 (Chile)

2011-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

418

Hanford Area 1990 population and 50-year projections. [Appendix contains computer programming for population projections and graphs showing them by grid areas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The complex and comprehensive safety analysis activities carried out at Hanford for nonreactor nuclear facilities require data from a number of scientific and engineering disciplines. The types of data that are required include data pertaining to current population and population projections. The types of data found in this document include 1990 census totals for residential population within a 50-mile radius of the 100-N, 200, 300, and 400 Area meteorological towers. This document also contains 50-year projections for residential populations within a 50-mile radius of these four meteorological towers. The analysis of population projections indicates that residential population within a 50-mile radius of the four meteorological towers in question will continue to grow through 2040, although at a slower rate each decade. In all cases, the highest growth is projected for the decade ending in the year 2000. The annual growth rate for this period is projected to be 0.646, 0.633, 0.543, and 0.570 in the 100-N, 200, 300, and 400 Areas, respectively. By 2040, these growth rates are projected to drop to 0.082, 0.068, 0.078, 0.078, respectively. 4 refs., 1 figs., 4 tabs.

Beck, D.M.; Scott, M.J.; Shindle, S.F.; Napier, B.A.; Thurman, A.G.; Batishko, N.C. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Davis, M.D. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)); Pittenger, D.B. (Demographics Lab., Olympia, WA (United States))

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

SUMMER 2013 DIRECT STAFFORD LOAN FACT SHEET FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is a low-interest loan available to students for post-secondary  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SUMMER 2013 DIRECT STAFFORD LOAN FACT SHEET FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is a low-interest loan available to students for post-secondary educational expenses for the Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loan. Eligibility is determined by a federally legislated analysis of family

Spence, Harlan Ernest

420

Hi Boiler Volunteer Network volunteers, Here is the list of this week's volunteer needs. If you don't see one here that interests you, either stop by the  

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1 12/10/2012 Hi Boiler Volunteer Network volunteers, Here is the list of this week's volunteer-496-2450, or email bvn@purdue.edu and we will help you find a project that matches your interest. Boiler Volunteer a little brighter for local low-income families. The Boiler Volunteer Network partners with the Red Cross

Jiang, Wen

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Hi Boiler Volunteer Network volunteers, Here is the list of this week's volunteer needs. If you don't see one here that interests you, either stop by the  

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1 12/17/2012 Hi Boiler Volunteer Network volunteers, Here is the list of this week's volunteer-496-2450, or email bvn@purdue.edu and we will help you find a project that matches your interest. Boiler Volunteer a little brighter for local low-income families. The Boiler Volunteer Network partners with the Red Cross

Ginzel, Matthew

422

Currently there is no canola insurance policy for New Jersey. If you are interested however, in protecting your investment there are some options. If you have 3 years of prior yield records  

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Currently there is no canola insurance policy for New Jersey. If you are interested however, in protecting your investment there are some options. If you have 3 years of prior yield records for canola agent will help you request protection from RMA (Risk Manage- ment Agency) to transfer a canola crop

Goodman, Robert M.

423

How do Recent Population Trends Matter to Climate Leiwen Jiang Karen Hardee  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

). For instance, a study of the energy consumption from 1970 to 1990 in developed countries shows that, using that population growth parallels increases in economic growth, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions change and population growth jointly determine energy consumption and carbon emissions (Ehrlich

424

Expressing effects-based outcomes from patterns of emergent population behaviors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There are basic social and cultural structures and processes that influence effects-based outcomes. When populations experience a miss-match of sociocultural factors that influence expectations and intentions, this can trigger an affective reaction – ... Keywords: group dynamics, population modeling, sociocultural factors, stratagemical behavior patterns

Colleen L. Phillips; Norman D. Geddes

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Estimating future global per capita water availability based on changes in climate and population  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Human populations are profoundly affected by water stress, or the lack of sufficient per capita available freshwater. Water stress can result from overuse of available freshwater resources or from a reduction in the amount of available water due to decreases ... Keywords: Climate change impacts, Population growth, Resource scarcity, Water availability

Esther S. Parish; Evan Kodra; Karsten Steinhaeuser; Auroop R. Ganguly

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Asymptotic distribution of Wishart matrix for block-wise dispersion of population eigenvalues  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper deals with the asymptotic distribution of Wishart matrix and its application to the estimation of the population matrix parameter when the population eigenvalues are block-wise infinitely dispersed. We show that the appropriately normalized ... Keywords: Stein's loss, 62C20, 62H10, Asymptotic risk, Covariance matrix, Quadratic loss, Wishart distribution

Yo Sheena; Akimichi Takemura

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

AN ENERGETICS MODEL FOR THE EXPLOITED YELLOWFIN TUNA, THUNNUS ALBACARES, POPULATION IN  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

AN ENERGETICS MODEL FOR THE EXPLOITED YELLOWFIN TUNA, THUNNUS ALBACARES, POPULATION IN THE EASTERN yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares, population in the eastern Pacific Ocean is developed. Hydrodynamic to swimming as a function oflength for tunas. Growth and maintenance energetics are estimated and incorporated

428

The Ramsey model with logistic population growth and Benthamite felicity function  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper evaluates the effects of a Benthamite formulation for the utility function into the Ramsey model with logistic population growth, introduced by Brida and Accinelli (2007). Within this framework, we demonstrate the economy to be described by ... Keywords: Benthamite, Ramsey, logistic population

Massimiliano Ferrara; Luca Guerrini

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Review: Multi-agent modeling and simulation of an Aedes aegypti mosquito population  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present work deals with the simulation of a mosquito Aedes aegypti population. The mosquito population was modeled using an individual-based approach. The model consists of agents representing A. aegypti mosquitoes, human beings, some mammals and ... Keywords: Aedes aegypti mosquito, Agent-based model, BG-Sentinel, Ecological model, Individual-based model, Multi-agent simulation

Sandro Jerônimo de Almeida; Ricardo Poley Martins Ferreira; Álvaro E. Eiras; Robin P. Obermayr; Martin Geier

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Population Structure and Gene Flow of the Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) in Northern Argentina  

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Population Structure and Gene Flow of the Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) in Northern Argentina States of America Abstract Yellow anacondas (Eunectes notaeus) are large, semiaquatic boid snakes found anaconda population structure (IBD), and important for gene flow, although genetic distances were

Shaffer, H. Bradley

431

"The Map of the Mexican's Genome": overlapping national identity, and population genomics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper explores the intersections between national identity and the production of medical/population genomics in Mexico. The ongoing efforts to construct a Haplotype Map of Mexican genetic diversity offers a unique opportunity to illustrate and analyze ... Keywords: Ethnography, Haplotypes, Mestizo identity, Nationalism, Population genomics

Ernesto Schwartz-Marín; Irma Silva-Zolezzi

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Estimates of Duck Breeding Populations in the Nebraska Sandhills Using Double Observer Methodology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of breeding duck populations in the Nebraska Sandhills. Aerial transect surveys were conducted using be considered for adjusting duck counts that cannot be corrected using additional aerial or ground surveys. Key words.--Aerial survey, Anas, detection probabilities, double observer, Nebraska, population

Powell, Larkin A.

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Dedicated breast CT: Fibroglandular volume measurements in a diagnostic population  

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Purpose: To determine the mean and range of volumetric glandular fraction (VGF) of the breast in a diagnostic population using a high-resolution flat-panel cone-beam dedicated breast CT system. This information is important for Monte Carlo-based estimation of normalized glandular dose coefficients and for investigating the dependence of VGF on breast dimensions, race, and pathology. Methods: Image data from a clinical trial investigating the role of dedicated breast CT that enrolled 150 women were retrospectively analyzed to determine the VGF. The study was conducted in adherence to a protocol approved by the institutional human subjects review boards and written informed consent was obtained from all study participants. All participants in the study were assigned BI-RADS{sup Registered-Sign} 4 or 5 as per the American College of Radiology assessment categories after standard diagnostic work-up and underwent dedicated breast CT exam prior to biopsy. A Gaussian-kernel based fuzzy c-means algorithm was used to partition the breast CT images into adipose and fibroglandular tissue after segmenting the skin. Upon determination of the accuracy of the algorithm with a phantom, it was applied to 137 breast CT volumes from 136 women. VGF was determined for each breast and the mean and range were determined. Pathology results with classification as benign, malignant, and hyperplasia were available for 132 women, and were used to investigate if the distributions of VGF varied with pathology. Results: The algorithm was accurate to within {+-}1.9% in determining the volume of an irregular shaped phantom. The study mean ({+-} inter-breast SD) for the VGF was 0.172 {+-} 0.142 (range: 0.012-0.719). VGF was found to be negatively correlated with age, breast dimensions (chest-wall to nipple length, pectoralis to nipple length, and effective diameter at chest-wall), and total breast volume, and positively correlated with fibroglandular volume. Based on pathology, pairwise statistical analysis (Mann-Whitney test) indicated that at the 0.05 significance level, there was no significant difference in distributions of VGF without adjustment for age between malignant and nonmalignant breasts (p= 0.41). Pairwise comparisons of the distributions of VGF in increasing order of mammographic breast density indicated all comparisons were statistically significant (p < 0.002). Conclusions: This study used a different clinical prototype breast CT system than that in previous studies to image subjects from a different geographical region, and used a different algorithm for analysis of image data. The mean VGF estimated from this study is within the range reported in previous studies, indicating that the choice of 50% glandular weight fraction to represent an average breast for Monte Carlo-based estimation of normalized glandular dose coefficients in mammography needs revising. In the study, the distributions of VGF did not differ significantly with pathology.

Vedantham, Srinivasan; Shi Linxi; Karellas, Andrew; O'Connell, Avice M. [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 (United States); Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York 14642 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 1985. Part 8. Testimony of members of Congress and other interested individuals and organizations. Hearings before the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session  

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Part 8 of the hearing record covers the testimony of members of Congress and interested individuals and organizations. This volume begins with comments on Texas projects, but also covers projects in several states relating to navigation and flood control, nuclear waste disposal, renewable energy, energy storage system, and other projects in several states. The witnesses represented energy companies, state and local officials, environmental and other citizen groups, as well as the members of Congress.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Extracting interesting association rules from toolbar data  

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Toolbar navigation logs provide rich data for enhancing information discovery on the Web. The value of this data resides in its scope, which goes beyond that of traditional query-mining data sources, such as search-engine logs. In this paper we present ... Keywords: association rules, toolbar data, web data mining

Ilaria Bordino; Debora Donato; Barbara Poblete

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Exceptional service in the national interest  

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Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. SAND2012-2194P. SP.SCG.3/2010 Michael (Mike) Hazen Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, MS-0143 Albuquerque, NM 87185-0143 Phone: (505) 284-3191 Fax: (505) 284-1790 E-mail: mwhazen@sandia.gov BIOGRAPHY Michael (Mike) Hazen Vice President, Infrastructure Operations Division Sandia National Laboratories Revised March 2012 Michael Hazen is vice president of the Infrastructure Operations Division and serves as chief security officer at Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), a subsidiary of

437

Interest-based Negotiations at Kaiser Permanente  

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In 1997 Kaiser Permanente (KP) and a coalition of 26 local unions representing nearly 70,000 Kaiser employees created what is now the nation's largest and most ambitious ...

MCKERSIE, ROBERT B.

2003-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

438

Professional Interests and Honors 1 Curriculum Vita  

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of Science in Civil Engineering, MIT 1973-1977 Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Princeton University), Center of Excellence for Command, Control and Interoperability, $68,150, 9/1/2009-8/31/2010. Exxon Programming: Is it all the same?" NSF Workshop on simulation optimization, Baltimore, Md, Dec 4, 2010

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QUESTIONS BY AREA OF INTEREST : AOI #4  

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schedule by 4 months and we would not be able to adequately support our growing fleet of CNG sweepers and LNG refuse vehicles. So, is there an exemption process for the "American...

440

Education Research Interests Employment Research - CECM  

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Jun 15, 2003 ... Research in symbolic summation, and differential equations. Software ... Research in Computer Science and Control, France. Supervisor: Dr. B.

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Nathaniel Joseph Fisch Current Professional Interests  

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University 1986 Visiting Scientist, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center 1981 -- 86 Consultant, Exxon Research

442

Issue 5: High Interest in Hybrid Cars  

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Survey of Oregon Hybrid Gas-Electric Car Owners. July. U.S.of a qualifying gas-electric car, but because this is aor leasing a hybrid car (gas-electric)” (Baldassare, 2004).

Ong, Paul M.; Haselhoff, Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Ian Duggan: Research Interests Invasion Biology  

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S.Greaves 9/2011 ( 1 of 8) GPHY250 (2011): Geography of Canada: Fault lines research paper. Research Paper: Library Research Course Guide 1. Background information 2. Books 3. Scholarly journal access 9. Researching, writing, referencing GETTING HELP @ Stauffer Library Monday ­ Friday, 11:00am ­ 5

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General Interest NIST Time and Frequency Publications  

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... Time and Frequency Users Manual A detailed ... Fundamentals of Time and Frequency An overview of ... Lombardi, The Mechatronics Handbook, 2001. ...

2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

445

Gasification, polygeneration capture interest of refiners  

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Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants are moving into the mainstream of international refining. Such plants can turn refinery dregs into the whitest of all products--sparkling electricity--plus hydrogen and synthesis gas. Hydrogen is an indispensable element for cleaning up and improving modern fuels, while syngas is the feedstock for important finished petrochemicals and intermediaries. The status and potential of gasification technologies and projects were covered in a 3 day conference early in October in San Francisco. What made this conference different from others on the subject in the past was recognition that oil and natural gas producers and the international refining industry are becoming major power producers without government subsidies. Such projects can pass the scrutiny of lenders and the test of commerciality. They are not targeted simply for electricity, but also for production of hydrogen, steam, and petrochemical feedstock. The process objective for projects now far exceeds simple cogeneration. It`s now trigeneration, even polygeneration.

Aalund, L.R.

1996-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

446

Microsoft Word - InterestedSourcesPSFCP  

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Sources: Personnel Security and Facility Clearance Programs Support Services 1. Personnel Security Consultants Inc. 2. Security Assistance Corporation 3. SynergyInquiries Security...

447

Process for Identifying Interesting Online Documents  

Reader can format the XML. This allows for easy Internet access to these recommendations. Patents Thomas E. Potok, Robert Patton, and Chad A. Steed. A

448

Issue 5: High Interest in Hybrid Cars  

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Reports. (2005). “Which Cars Would People Get Again? ” Con-Motor Trend Announces 2004 Car of the Year. ” Motor Trend,Oregon Hybrid Gas-Electric Car Owners. July. U.S. Internal

Ong, Paul M.; Haselhoff, Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Issue 5: High Interest in Hybrid Cars  

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and Associates. (2002). Hybrid Vehicle Consumer Acceptancedefinitely” consider a hybrid vehicle, and any of these werepercent or more for a hybrid vehicle. O THER V ARIATIONS IN

Ong, Paul M.; Haselhoff, Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Issue 5: High Interest in Hybrid Cars  

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Professor Ong owns a Toyota Prius. Kim Haselhoff is a post-introduction of the 2004 Toyota Prius, a second genera- tion

Ong, Paul M.; Haselhoff, Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

WSRCs Expression of Interest?  

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NMMSS Upgrade Functions Authority Reference (121504) Transactions (8312005) Inventory (3312006) Material Balance (9302006) IAEA Reports (3312007) Reports (1030...

452

Heating Up Interest in Thermoelectric Materials  

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Jul 5, 2011 ... Neutron analysis of the atomic dynamics behind thermal conductivity is helping scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) gain a ...

453

National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors | Department...  

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2012 Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act 2005 International Electricity Regulation Presidential Permits Export Authorizations Pending Applications NEPA Other Regulatory...

454

Interested Parties - Patrick Murphy | Department of Energy  

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Economic Recovery Advisor to Secretary Chu, reported contact with a lobbyists from the Free Flow Power Corporation. 04-24-2009 Registered Lobbyist Contact Disclosure Form More...

455

Spatial Estimation of Populations at Risk from Radiological Dispersion Device Terrorism Incidents  

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Delineation of the location and size of the population potentially at risk of exposure to ionizing radiation is one of the key analytical challenges in estimating accurately the severity of the potential health effects associated with a radiological terrorism incident. Regardless of spatial scale, the geographical units for which population data commonly are collected rarely coincide with the geographical scale necessary for effective incident management and medical response. This paper identifies major government and commercial open sources of U.S. population data and presents a GIS-based approach for allocating publicly available population data, including age distributions, to geographical units appropriate for planning and implementing incident management and medical response strategies. In summary: The gravity model offers a straight-forward, empirical tool for estimating population flows, especially when geographical areas are relatively well-defined in terms of accessibility and spatial separation. This is particularly important for several reasons. First, the spatial scale for the area impacted by a RDD terrorism event is unlikely to match fully the spatial scale of available population data. That is, the plume spread typically will not uniformly overlay the impacted area. Second, the number of people within the impacted area varies as a function whether an attack occurs during the day or night. For example, the population of a central business district or industrial area typically is larger during the day while predominately residential areas have larger night time populations. As a result, interpolation techniques that link population data to geographical units and allocate those data based on time-frame at a spatial scale that is relevant to enhancing preparedness and response. The gravity model's main advantage is that it efficiently allocates readily available, open source population data to geographical units appropriate for planning and implementing incident management and medical monitoring strategies. The importance of being able to link population estimates to geographic areas during the course of an RDD incident can be understood intuitively: - The spatial distribution of actual total dose equivalents of ionizing radiation is likely to vary due to changes in meteorological parameters as an event evolves over time; - The size of the geographical area affected also is likely to vary as a function of the actual release scenario; - The ability to identify the location and size of the populations that may be exposed to doses of ionizing radiation is critical to carrying out appropriate treatment and post-event medical monitoring; - Once a spatial interaction model has been validated for a city or a region, it can then be used for simulation and prediction purposes to assess the possible human health consequences of different release scenarios. (authors)

Regens, J.L.; Gunter, J.T. [Center for Biosecurity Research, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Empower Women, Save the Planet? Science, Strategy, and Population-Environment Advocacy  

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by a stronger donor-led emphasis on funding demographic andSilicon Valley led to reductions in funding for integratedgenerally reduced funding for population work have led many

Sasser, Jade

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Precipitation Trends and Water Consumption Related to Population in the Southwestern United States, 1930–83  

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The possible effects of climatic fluctuations on renewable water supplies in the western United States was examined, especially as it is impacted by the growth of population and water consumption in recent decades.

Henry F. Diaz; Ronald L. Holle; Joe W. Thorn Jr.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

The Large-Scale Environments of the Global Populations of Mesoscale Convective Complexes  

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The mean genesis environment was constructed for each of five mesoscale convective complex (MCC) population centers around the world: Africa, Australia, China, South America, and the United States. It is found that the environments are very ...

Arlene G. Laing; J. Michael Fritsch

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Aggregation of U.S. Population Centers Using Climate Parameters Related to Building Energy Use  

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A technique for aggregating population centers into groups based on selected climate parameters is presented. Climate information on the 125 largest Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs) in the United States is used to assign each SMSA ...

Brandt Andersson; William L. Carroll; Marlo R. Martin

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Fish population and behavior revealed by instantaneous continental-shelf scale imaging  

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The application of a technique to instantaneously image and continuously monitor the abundance, spatial distribution, and behavior of fish populations over thousands of square kilometers using Ocean Acoustic Waveguide ...

Symonds, Deanelle T

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Population Characteristics, Development Processes and Structure of Radar Echoes in South Florida  

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Radar data from the Florida Area Cumulus Experiment were used to study the ensemble characteristics of echo populations and also the structure of echo systems and their phenomenological growth and development process. The diurnal development of ...

Raúl E. López; David O. Blanchard; Daniel Rosenfeld; William L. Hiscox; Marjorie J. Casey

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Modeling and responding to pandemic influenza : importance of population distributional attributes and non-pharmaceutical interventions  

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After reviewing prevalent approaches to the modeling pandemic influenza transmission, we present a simple distributional model that captures the most significant population attributes that alter the dynamics of the outbreak. ...

Nigmatulina, Karima Robert

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Properties of Tropical Cloud Ensembles Estimated Using a Cloud Model and an Observed Updraft Population  

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A simple cloud model is developed which is designed for both diagnostic studies and mesoscale cumulus parameterization experiments. The cloud model is combined with an observed population of tropical convective updrafts and used to examine the ...

William M. Frank; Charles Cohen

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Natural balance of graminicolous aphids in Pakistan II. — Aphids populations on maize  

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Natural balance of graminicolous aphids in Pakistan II. — Aphids populations on maize Sulaiman HAMID Sind Sugar Industry Research Institute, 14/A, Latifabad III, Hyderabad Sind, Pakistan SUMMARY Maize in Pakistan is attacked by Myzus obtusirostris David, Narayanan & Rajasingh, Rhopalosiphum

Recanati, Catherine

465

Global Population Distribution and Urban Land Use in Geophysical Parameter Space  

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The spatial distribution of human population on the land surface is a fundamental determinant of land-use impacts on Earth's ecosystems. Census enumerations and satellite-detected night lights provide two complementary, but distinct, ...

Christopher Small

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Efficacy, national/international practices and motivational factors of lifelong driver education for the aging population  

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In a society facing a significant increase in its aging population, older driver education/training is emerging as a potential solution to help seniors drive more safely, thus maintaining their mobility and quality of life. ...

Israels, Richard (Richard Steven)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Perceiving Ethnic Differences: Consensus Analysis and Personhood in Welsh-American Populations  

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in Iowa and the other on the Vermont/New York border, variedValley on the New York/Vermont border, and the other thein Iowa. The New York/Vermont populations came from North

Caulkins, D. Douglas; Offer-Westort, Molly; Trosset, Carol

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

The Decreasing Population Bias in Tornado Reports across the Central Plains  

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Tornado–hazard assessment is hampered by a population bias in the available data. Here, the authors demonstrate a way to statistically quantify this bias using the ratio of city to country report densities. The expected report densities come from ...

James B. Elsner; Laura E. Michaels; Kelsey N. Scheitlin; Ian J. Elsner

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Black Carbon Aerosol Concentration in Five Cities and Its Scaling with City Population  

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A question of importance for urban planning and attainment of air quality standards is how pollutant concentrations scale with city population. This study uses measurements of light absorption and light scattering coefficients as proxies for primary (i.e.,...

G. Paredes-Miranda; W. P. Arnott; H. Moosmüller; M. C. Green; M. Gyawali

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Population- and genome-specific patterns of linkage disequilibrium and SNP variation in spring and winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)  

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with the lines from the CIM- MYT population and nearly allpopulations except for the CIM- MYT population, which hadthe sample of U.S. and CIM- MYT wheat cultivars. Therefore,

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Population Size Does Not Predict Artifact Complexity: Analysis of Data from Tasmania, Arctic Hunter-Gatherers, and Oceania Fishing Groups  

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A, Wachtmeister C-A (2008) Why does human culture increasePOPULATION SIZE DOES NOT PREDICT ARTIFACT COMPLEXITY:interac- tion population and does a task requiring his or

Read, Dwight

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Intergenerational Transmission of Women’s Educational Attainment in South Korea: An Application of Multi-group Population Projection Model  

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Park Sangtae, and Eun Ki-Soo. eds. Population in Korea.Korea National Statistical Office. (in Korean) Keyfitz,Ki-Soo. eds. Population in Korea. Korea National Statistical

Kye, Bongoh

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

A multi-region nonlinear age-size structured fish population model  

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The goal of this paper is to present a generic multi-region nonlinear age-size structured fish population model, and to assess its mathematical well-posedness. An initial-boundary-value problem is formulated. Existence and uniqueness of a positive weak solution is proved. Eventually, a comparison result is derived: the population of all regions decreases as the mortality rate increases in at least one region.

Faugeras, Blaise

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Disaggregating measurement uncertainty from population variability and Bayesian treatment of uncensored results  

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In making low-level radioactivity measurements of populations, it is commonly observed that a substantial portion of net results are negative. Furthermore, the observed variance of the measurement results arises from a combination of measurement uncertainty and population variability. This paper presents a method for disaggregating measurement uncertainty from population variability to produce a probability density function (PDF) of possibly true results. To do this, simple, justifiable, and reasonable assumptions are made about the relationship of the measurements to the measurands (the 'true values'). The measurements are assumed to be unbiased, that is, that their average value is the average of the measurands. Using traditional estimates of each measurement's uncertainty to disaggregate population variability from measurement uncertainty, a PDF of measurands for the population is produced. Then, using Bayes's theorem, the same assumptions, and all the data from the population of individuals, a prior PDF is computed for each individual's measurand. These PDFs are non-negative, and their average is equal to the average of the measurement results for the population. The uncertainty in these Bayesian posterior PDFs is all Berkson with no remaining classical component. The methods are applied to baseline bioassay data from the Hanford site. The data include 90Sr urinalysis measurements on 128 people, 137Cs in vivo measurements on 5,337 people, and 239Pu urinalysis measurements on 3,270 people. The method produces excellent results for the 90Sr and 137Cs measurements, since there are nonzero concentrations of these global fallout radionuclides in people who have not been occupationally exposed. The method does not work for the 239Pu measurements in non-occupationally exposed people because the population average is essentially zero.

Strom, Daniel J.; Joyce, Kevin E.; Maclellan, Jay A.; Watson, David J.; Lynch, Timothy P.; Antonio, Cheryl L.; Birchall, Alan; Anderson, Kevin K.; Zharov, Peter

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

475

Effects of hunting and season of fire on wild turkey populations in South Carolina.  

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This report assesses impacts to wild turkey populations from hunting and prescribed fire. The objectives of the study were as follows: (1) To compare survival rates and causes of mortality of wild turkey gobblers between hunted and unhunted populations; (2) To determine the effects of dormant versus growing season prescribed burns on nesting success, survival and habitat use of wild turkey hens; (3) To determine the effects of dormant versus growing season prescribed burns on the availability of wild turkey plant foods.

Moore, William, F.; Kilgo, John, C.; Guynn, David, C.; Davis, James, R.

2002-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

476

Location of odor sources and the affected population in Imperial County, California  

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This report is divided into four sections. The first two sections contain general background information on Imperial County. The third section is a general discussion of odor sources in Imperial County, and the fourth maps the specific odor sources, the expected areas of perception, and the affected populations. this mapping is done for the Imperial Valley and each of the four Imperial County KGRA's (Known Geothermal Resource Areas) where odor from the development of the geothermal energy may affect population.

Hahn, J.L.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxygen Effects on Thermophilic Microbial Populations in Biofilters Treating Nitric Oxide Containing Off-Gas Streams  

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Electricity generation from coal has increased by an average of 51 billion kWh per year over the past 3 years. For this reason cost-effective strategies to control nitrogen oxides (NOx) from coal-fired power plant combustion gases must be developed. Compost biofilters operated at 55°C at an empty bed contact time (EBCT) of 13 seconds were shown to be feasible for removal of nitric oxide (NO) from synthetic flue gas. Denitrifying microbial populations in these biofilters were shown to reduce influent NO feeds by 90 to 95% at inlet NO concentrations of 500 ppmv. Oxygen was shown to have a significant effect on the NO removal efficiency demonstrated by these biofilters. Two biofilters were set up under identical conditions for the purpose of monitoring NO removal as well as changes in the microbial population in the bed medium under anaerobic and aerobic conditions. Changes in the microbial population were monitored to determine the maximum oxygen tolerance of a denitrifying biofilter as well as methods of optimizing microbial populations capable of denitrification in the presence of low oxygen concentrations. Nitric oxide removal dropped to between 10 and 20% when oxygen was present in the influent stream. The inactive compost used to pack the biofilters may have also caused the decreased NO removal efficiency compared to previous biofiltration experiments. Analysis of the bed medium microbial population using environmental scanning electron microscopy indicated significant increases in biomass populating the surface of the compost when compared to unacclimated compost.

Lee, Brady Douglas; Apel, William Arnold; Smith, William Aaron

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Strategic Planning 2004 - 2008  

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Global Demand Growth 2006/2007/2008 Global Demand Growth 2006/2007/2008 thousand barrels per day North America Latin America 188 251 203 Europe 37 124 -319 FSU 173 141 -178 Middle East Asia Africa Global Demand Growth (mb/d) 2006 1.02 1.2% 2007 0.92 1.1% 2008 1.72 2.0% -11 127 110 467 497 836 Source: IEA (3/11/2008) 35 1 303 405 -189 238 -95 2 Petroleum Demand Drivers ©Economic Growth s Social Trends - Population (growing but shifting) - Environmental consciousness - Globalization s World Financial Direction - Central banks (interest rates, money supply) - Stock markets (wealth, consumer psychology) ©Energy Efficiency (Energy Consumed/$GDP) ©Government Regulation s Environmental (CAFE, RFS, Carbon Tax) s Subsidies (Consumers, Industry) ©Evaluate Sector Fuel Requirements Petroleum Supply Petroleum Petroleum Demand Demand Refining Capability Feedstock

479

Estimating future global per capita water availability based on changes in climate and population  

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Human populations are profoundly affected by water stress, or the lack of sufficient per capita available freshwater. Water stress can result from overuse of available freshwater resources or from a reduction in the amount of available water due to decreases in rainfall and stored water supplies. Analyzing the interrelationship between human populations and water availability is complicated by the uncertainties associated with climate change projections and population projections. We present a simple methodology developed to integrate disparate climate and population data sources and develop first-order per capita water availability projections at the global scale. Simulations from the coupled land-ocean-atmosphere Community Climate System Model version 3 (CCSM3) forced with a range of hypothetical greenhouse gas emissions scenarios are used to project grid-based changes in precipitation minus evapotranspiration as proxies for changes in runoff, or fresh water supply. Population growth changes according to several Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) storylines are used as proxies for changes in fresh water demand by 2025, 2050 and 2100. These freshwater supply and demand projections are then combined to yield estimates of per capita water availability aggregated by watershed and political unit. Results suggest that important insights might be extracted from the use of the process developed here, notably including the identification of the globe s most vulnerable regions in need of more detailed analysis and the relative importance of population growth versus climate change in in altering future freshwater supplies. However, these are only exemplary insights and, as such, could be considered hypotheses that should be rigorously tested with multiple climate models, multiple observational climate datasets, and more comprehensive population change storylines.

Parish, Esther S [ORNL; Kodra, Evan [Northeastern University; Ganguly, Auroop R [Northeastern University; Steinhaeuser, Karsten [University of Minnesota

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Population Status and Evaluation of Landscape Change for the Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit  

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Wildlife biologists and land managers tasked with the recovery of the endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbit (LKMR; Sylvilagus palustris hefneri) were in need of a current population estimate as well as a method to estimate the LKMR population annually. Habitat loss and fragmentation from population growth and development have threatened the existence of the LKMR. Establishing and understanding long-term habitat availability for the LKMR is important for determining causes of historical population declines as well as designing and implementing successful recovery plans. I conducted a range-wide pellet survey and a mark-recapture study to estimate the LKMR population. I evaluated the fit of 5 models and considered the variation in behavioral response model the best model. I correlated (r2 = 0.913) this model's rabbit abundance estimates to pellet density in 11 patches and generated a range-wide population estimate of 317, a western clade population of 257, an eastern clade population of 25, and translocated LKMR populations of 35 and 0 on Little Pine and Water keys, respectively. This prediction equation provides managers a quick, efficient, and non-invasive method to estimate LKMR abundance from pellet counts. To quantify the amount of habitat loss and fragmentation that occurred over the last 50 years, I systematically delineated and compared potential LKMR habitat using 1959 and 2006 aerial photographs. Additionally, I investigated if other factors could have reduced the amount of suitable habitat available for the LKMR with a comparison of habitat loss and fragmentation on a developed island and an undeveloped island. Range-wide, I found that number of habitat patches increased by 38, total class area decreased by 49.0%, and mean patch size decreased by 44.3%. Mean shape index increased by 4.2% and mean proximity index decreased by 13%. Both the 1959 and 2006 connectance indices were low while the 2006 set decreased 12.1%. I observed the same patterns of habitat loss and fragmentation on both the developed and undeveloped islands as I did in the range-wide landscape analysis. I found that LKMR habitat has declined in area and become more fragmented over the last 50 years. Habitat loss and fragmentation by development have directly endangered the LKMR; however, sea level rise and woody encroachment also could have historically caused habitat loss and fragmentation. Although development in LKMR habitat was halted, sea-level rise and woody encroachment could continue to alter LKMR habitat.

Schmidt, Jason Alan

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local population impacts of geothermal energy development in the Geysers: Calistoga region  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The country-level population increase implications of two long-term geothermal development scenarios for the Geysers region in California are addressed. This region is defined to include the counties of Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino and Napa, all four in northern California. The development scenarios include two components: development for electrical energy production and direct use applications. Electrical production scenarios are derived by incorporating current development patterns into previous development scenarios by both industry and research organizations. The scenarios are made county-specific, specific to the type of geothermal system constructed, and are projected through the year 2000. Separate high growth rate and low growth rate scenarios are developed, based on a set of specified assumptions. Direct use scenarios are estimated from the nature of the available resource, existing local economic and demographic patterns, and available experience with various separate direct use options. From the composite development scenarios, required numbers of direct and indirect employees and the resultant in-migration patterns are estimated. In-migration patterns are compared to current county level population and ongoing trends in the county population change for each of the four counties. From this comparison, conclusions are drawn concerning the contributions of geothermal resource development to future population levels and the significance of geothermally induced population increase from a county planning perspective.

Haven, K.F.; Berg, V.; Ladson, Y.W.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Evaluate Habitat Use and Population Dynamics of Lampreys in Cedar Creek, 2001 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) in the Columbia River Basin have declined to a remnant of their pre-1940s populations and the status of the western brook lamprey (L. richardsoni) is unknown. Identifying the biological and ecological factors limiting lamprey populations is critical to their recovery, but little research has been conducted on these species within the Columbia River Basin. This ongoing, multi-year study examines lamprey populations in Cedar Creek, Washington, a third-order tributary to the Lewis River. This annual report describes the activities and results of the second year of this project. Adult (n = 24), metamorphosed (n = 247), transforming (n = 4), and ammocoete (n = 387) stages from both species were examined in 2001. Lamprey were captured using adult fish ladders, lamprey pots, rotary screw traps, and lamprey electrofishers. Twenty-nine spawning ground surveys were conducted. Nine strategic point-specific habitat surveys were performed to assess habitat requirements of juvenile lamprey.

Stone, Jennifer; Pirtle, Jody; Barndt, Scott A.

2002-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

483

Development of a practical modeling framework for estimating the impact of wind technology on bird populations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

One of the most pressing environmental concerns related to wind project development is the potential for avian fatalities caused by the turbines. The goal of this project is to develop a useful, practical modeling framework for evaluating potential wind power plant impacts that can be generalized to most bird species. This modeling framework could be used to get a preliminary understanding of the likelihood of significant impacts to birds, in a cost-effective way. The authors accomplish this by (1) reviewing the major factors that can influence the persistence of a wild population; (2) briefly reviewing various models that can aid in estimating population status and trend, including methods of evaluating model structure and performance; (3) reviewing survivorship and population projections; and (4) developing a framework for using models to evaluate the potential impacts of wind development on birds.

Morrison, M.L. [California State Univ., Sacramento, CA (United States); Pollock, K.H. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Long-term variation of fiddler crab populations in North Carolina salt marshes  

SciTech Connect

As part of the environmental monitoring of possible effects of the Brunswick nuclear power plant fiddle crab populations were sampled in several salt marshes in the lower Cape Fear River estuary, North Carolina for five years. Total biomass of the fiddler crabs Uca Pugnax and U. minax in four Spartina marshes declined by 65 to 70% between the summers of 1974-1975 and 1976-1977 with no significant decrease in population density; there was evidence of a recovery in summer of 1978 to the 1974-1975 levels. The cause of these fluctuations is unknown, but such a degree of variability in intertidal populations emphasizes the need for caution in using one or two-year baseline studies to evalute potential environmental impacts. 1 figure, 2 table.

Cammen, L.M.; Seneca, E.D.; Stroud, L.M.

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Binaries, cluster dynamics and population studies of stars and stellar phenomena  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The effects of binaries on population studies of stars and stellar phenomena have been investigated over the past 3 decades by many research groups. Here we will focus mainly on the work that has been done recently in Brussels and we will consider the following topics: the effect of binaries on overall galactic chemical evolutionary models and on the rates of different types of supernova, the population of point-like X-ray sources where we distinguish the standard high mass X-ray binaries and the ULXs, a UFO-scenario for the formation of WR+OB binaries in dense star systems. Finally we critically discuss the possible effect of rotation on population studies.

Vanbeveren, D

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Binaries, cluster dynamics and population studies of stars and stellar phenomena  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The effects of binaries on population studies of stars and stellar phenomena have been investigated over the past 3 decades by many research groups. Here we will focus mainly on the work that has been done recently in Brussels and we will consider the following topics: the effect of binaries on overall galactic chemical evolutionary models and on the rates of different types of supernova, the population of point-like X-ray sources where we distinguish the standard high mass X-ray binaries and the ULXs, a UFO-scenario for the formation of WR+OB binaries in dense star systems. Finally we critically discuss the possible effect of rotation on population studies.

D. Vanbeveren

2004-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

487

Heavy-duty truck population, activity and usage patterns. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the study was to update the heavy-duty truck (HDT) population, activity (e.g., vehicle miles traveled (VMT), numbers of starts and trips, trip duration, etc.), and usage patterns type of service/business (e.g., delivery, construction, etc.), area of operation (i.e., local, short-haul, long-haul) for HDT`s registered and/or operated in California. The population and activity estimates were done on a weight-class-specific basis light-heavy-duty, medium-heavy-duty and heavy-heavy-duty. Population, activity and usage estimates were based primarily on Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) registration data and Truck Inventory and Usage Survey (TIUS) data. In addition to the analysis of existing data (i.e., DMV and TIUS), 42 HDTs were fitted with on-board data loggers that recorded numbers of trips and starts, daily VMT and travel by time-of-day.

Fischer, M.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Molecular analysis of the metabolic rates of discrete subsurface populations of sulfate reducers  

SciTech Connect

Elucidating the in situ metabolic activity of phylogenetically diverse populations of sulfate-reducing microorganisms that populate anoxic sedimentary environments is key to understanding subsurface ecology. Previous pure culture studies have demonstrated that transcript abundance of dissimilatory (bi)sulfite reductase genes is correlated with the sulfate reducing activity of individual cells. To evaluate whether expression of these genes was diagnostic for subsurface communities, dissimilatory (bi)sulfite reductase gene transcript abundance in phylogenetically distinct sulfate-reducing populations was quantified during a field experiment in which acetate was added to uranium-contaminated groundwater. Analysis of dsrAB sequences prior to the addition of acetate indicated that Desulfobacteraceae, Desulfobulbaceae, and Syntrophaceae-related sulfate reducers were the most abundant. Quantifying dsrB transcripts of the individual populations suggested that Desulfobacteraceae initially had higher dsrB transcripts per cell than Desulfobulbaceae or Syntrophaceae populations, and that the activity of Desulfobacteraceae increased further when the metabolism of dissimilatory metal reducers competing for the added acetate declined. In contrast, dsrB transcript abundance in Desulfobulbaceae and Syntrophaceae remained relatively constant, suggesting a lack of stimulation by added acetate. The indication of higher sulfate-reducing activity in the Desulfobacteraceae was consistent with the finding that Desulfobacteraceae became the predominant component of the sulfate-reducing community. Discontinuing acetate additions resulted in a decline in dsrB transcript abundance in the Desulfobacteraceae. These results suggest that monitoring transcripts of dissimilatory (bi)sulfite reductase genes in distinct populations of sulfate reducers can provide insight into the relative rates of metabolism of different components of the sulfate-reducing community and their ability to respond to environmental perturbations.

Miletto, M.; Williams, K.H.; N'Guessan, A.L.; Lovley, D.R.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

On the mechanism of populating 3p levels of neon under pumping by a hard ioniser  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effect of quenching additives on the luminescence properties of helium - neon mixtures under pumping by {alpha} particles emitted from {sup 210}Po atoms is considered. It is concluded that, under excitation by a heavy charged particle, the population of the 3p'[1/2]{sub 0} level of neon is not related to the dissociative recombination of molecular ions. It is suggested that the most likely channels for populating the 3p level are the excitation transfer from metastable helium atoms to neon atoms and direct excitation of neon by nuclear particles and secondary electrons. (lasers and active media)

Khasenov, M U [Fotonika LLC, ul. Utegen batyra 112, 050062 Almaty (Kazakhstan)

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

490

Whooping crane (Grus americana) demography and environmental factors in a population growth simulation model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Whooping Crane (Grus americana) is among North AmericaÂ?s most charismatic species. Between 1938 and 2004, the population that migrates between Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP), grew from 18 to 217 individuals. The recovery plan objective for this endangered species is to downlist the population in 2035, but this requires interpretive assessment of population responses to environmental factors over the long term. I analyzed 27 years of banding data, 37 years of nest monitoring data, and 20 years of winter reports to estimate age-specific mortality and fecundity rates. The resulting life table yielded an intrinsic rate of increase (r) of 0.14/y, a net reproductive rate (Ro) of 6.4/y, and a mean length of a generation (G) of 13y. Path analysis of environmental factors, demographic variables (natality and mortality), and the finite rate of population increase (lambda) showed that annual mortality, temperatures from the ANWR, WBNP and at a migration stop-over in Nebraska, and pond water depth were good predictors of lambda variability. However, other environmental factors were significantly correlated: at ANWR, October- March temperature (extreme minimum and maximum), December temperature (mean and extreme minimum), November-January precipitation, and September-March freshwater inflow; at WBNP, March-September precipitation, March-May temperature, and temperatures during the September - October fall migration. The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) affected lambda indirectly through environmental factors in Nebraska and ANWR. I graphically analyzed relevant data trends from 1967 to 2004 to identify the relation between phases of PDO and environmental and demographic variables. During PDO cold phases, a synchronization of Â?extremeÂ? environmental values was observed from the different regions; during warm phases extreme environmental values were scattered. Most periods of Whooping Crane population decline happened during cold phases. I developed a compartment model to represent Whooping Crane population dynamics utilizing the new data on survivorship and fecundity from banded birds. The model was capable of simulating historical population trends with adjustments in brood success and egg mortality. The model will allow future studies to test population responses to various environmental scenarios at the WBNP, during fall and spring migrations, and at the ANWR.

Gil de Weir, Karine

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Sector  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Trends in Economic Activity Trends in Economic Activity On This Page Real gross domestic product... Inflation, interest rates... Output growth... Energy expenditures decline... Real growth in gross domestic product averages 2.1 to 3.2 percent across cases AEO2011 presents three views of economic growth (Figure 45). The rate of growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) depends on assumptions about labor force growth and productivity. In the Reference case, growth in real GDP averages 2.7 percent per year due to a 0.7 percent per year growth in the labor force and a 2.1 percent per year growth in labor productivity. figure data GDP growth in 2010 partially offsets the decline in 2009, helping GDP to recover to pre-recession levels by 2011. In the AEO2011 Reference case, economic recovery accelerates in 2012, while employment recovers more

492

Population Evacuations  

SciTech Connect

Emergency evacuation is one of the most important protective action alternatives when facing a natural or a man-made disaster. The planning and implementation of a large-scale emergency evacuation is a difficult and complex problem that requires the interactions of many agencies and involves a large amount of information. This article focuses on the latter and discusses the models that are normally used in the planning phase to evaluate this type of protective action alternatives and the information requirements for their implementation. Although many advances have been achieved in this area, especially during the last few years, a considerable amount of work still remains incomplete. Some of the important areas that need attention, such as improvements in the demographic models, integration of traffic simulation and threat evolution models, and real-time information for the deployment phase, are also discussed in this paper.

Franzese, Oscar [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Target Population  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This guideline is subdivided into selected medication options, such that the following will be addressed: • recommended care prior to treatment • induction and maintenance with the following medications • 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) or azathioprine (AZA) (Imuran®/Azasan®) with or without prednisone OR • methotrexate (MTX) OR • infliximab (Remicade®) • other treatment related interventions • patient / family education.

unknown authors

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Population Survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Philippines. 49. Polynesia. 143(x2). Southeast Asian. 143. 74. Syria. 172. Thailand. 45. Turkey. 81. 146,148, 169(x2). 7. 198. 111. United Arab Emirates ...

2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

495

Population dose commitments due to radioactive releases from nuclear power plant sites in 1986  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Population radiation dose commitments have been estimated from reported radionuclide releases from commercial power reactors operating during 1986. Fifty-year dose commitments for a one-year exposure from both liquid and atmospheric releases were calculated for four population groups (infant, child, teen-ager and adult) residing between 2 and 80 km from each of 66 reactor sites. This report tabulates the results of these calculations, showing the dose commitments for both water and airborne pathways for each age group and organ. Also included for each of the sites is a histogram showing the fraction of the total population within 2 to 80 km around each site receiving various average dose commitments from the airborne pathways. The total dose commitments (from both liquid and airborne pathways) for each site ranged from a high of 31 person-rem to a low of 0.0007 person-rem for the sites with plants operating throughout the year with an arithmetic mean of 1.7 person-rem. The total population dose for all sites was estimated at 110 person-rem for the 140 million people considered at risk. The site average individual dose commitment from all pathways ranged from a low of 2 {times} 10{sup -6} mrem to a high of 0.02 mrem. No attempt was made in this study to determine the maximum dose commitment received by any one individual from the radionuclides released at any of the sites. 12 refs.

Baker, D.A. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA))

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Population dose commitments due to radioactive releases from nuclear power plant sites in 1985  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Population radiation dose commitments have been estimated from reported radionuclide releases from commericial power reactors operating during 1985. Fifty-year dose commitments from a one-year exposure were calculated from both liquid and atmospheric releases for four population groups (infant, child, teen-ager and adult) residing between 2 and 80 km from each of 61 sites. This report tabulates the results of these calculations, showing the dose commitments for both liquid and airborne pathways for each age group and organ. Also included for each of the sites is a histogram showing the fraction of the total population within 2 to 80 km around each site receiving various average dose commitments from the airborne pathways. The total dose commitments (from both liquid and airborne pathways) for each site ranged from a high of 73 person-rem to a low of 0.011 person-rem for the sites with plants operating throughout the year with an arithmetic mean of 3 person-rem. The total population dose for all sites was estimated at 200 person-rem for the 110 million people considered at risk. The site average individual dose commitment from all pathways ranged from a low of 5 /times/ 10/sup /minus/6/ mrem to a high of 0.02 mrem. No attempt was made in this study to determine the maximum dose commitment received by any one individual from the radionuclides released at any of the sites.

Baker, D.A.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Population dose commitments due to radioactive releases from nuclear power plant sites in 1983  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Population radiation dose commitments have been estimated from reported radionuclide releases from commercial power reactors operating during 1983. Fifty-year dose commitments from a one-year exposure were calculated from both liquid and atmospheric releases for four population groups (infant, child, teen-ager and adult) residing between 2 and 80 km from each of 52 sites. This report tabulates the results of these calculations, showing the dose commitments for both liquid and airborne pathways for each age group and organ. Also included for each of the sites is a histogram showing the fraction of the total population within 2 to 80 km around each site receiving various average dose commitments from the airborne pathways. The total dose commitments (from both liquid and airborne pathways) for each site ranged from a high of 45 person-rem to a low of 0.002 person-rem for the sites with plants operating throughout the year with an arithmetic mean of 3 person-rem. The total population dose for all sites was estimated at 170 person-rem for the 100 million people considered at risk.

Baker, D.A.; Peloquin, R.A.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Population dose commitments due to radioactive releases from nuclear power plant sites in 1984  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Population radiation dose commitments have been estimated from reported radionuclide releases from commercial power reactors operating during 1984. Fifty-year dose commitments from a one-year exposure were calculated from both liquid and atmospheric releases for four population groups (infant, child, teen-ager and adult) residing between 2 and 80 km from each of 56 sites. This report tabulates the results of these calculations, showing the dose commitments for both liquid and airborne pathways for each age group and organ. Also included for each of the sites is a histogram showing the fraction of the total population within 2 to 80 km around each site receiving various average dose commitments from the airborne pathways. The total dose commitments (from both liquid and airborne pathways) for each site ranged from a high of 110 person-rem to a low of 0.002 person-rem for the sites with plants operating throughout the year with an arithmetic mean of 5 person-rem. The total population dose for all sites was estimated at 280 person-rem for the 100 million people considered at risk. The site average individual dose commitment from all pathways ranged from a low of 6 x 10/sup -6/ mrem to a high of 0.04 mrem. No attempt was made in this study to determine the maximum dose commitment received by any one individual from the radionuclides released at any of the sites.

Baker, D.A.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Population dose commitments due to radioactive releases from nuclear power plant sites in 1980  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Population radiation dose commitments have been estimated from reported radionuclide releases from commercial power reactors operating during 1980. In addition doses derived from the shutdown reactors at the Three Mile Island site were included. Fifty-year dose commitments from a one-year exposure were calculated from both liquid and atmospheric releases for four population groups (infant, child, teen-ager and adult) residing between 2 and 80 km from each site. This report tabulates the results of these calculations, showing the dose commitments for both liquid and airborne pathways for each age group and organ. Also included for each site is a histogram showing the fraction of the total population within 2 to 80 km around each site receiving various average dose commitments from the airborne pathways. The total dose commitment from both liquid and airborne pathways ranged from a high of 40 person-rem to a low of 0.02 person-rem with an arithmetic mean of 4 person-rem. The total population dose for all sites was estimated at 180 person-rem for the 96 million people considered at risk.

Baker, D.A.; Peloquin, R.A.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

Population dose commitments due to radioactive releases from nuclear power plant sites in 1982. Volume 4  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Population radiation dose commitments have been estimated from reported radionuclide releases from commercial power reactors operating during 1982. Fifty-year dose commitments from a one-year exposure were calculated from both liquid and atmospheric releases for four population groups (infant, child, teen-ager and adult) residing between 2 and 80 km from each of 51 sites. This report tabulates the results of these calculations, showing the dose commitments for both liquid and airborne pathways for each age group and organ. Also included for each site is a histogram showing the fraction of the total population within 2 to 80 km around each site receiving various average dose commitments from the airborne pathways. The total dose commitments from both liquid and airborne pathways ranged from a high of 30 person-rem to a low of 0.007 person-rem for the sites with plants operating throughout the year with an arithmetic mean of 3 person-rem. The total population dose for all sites was estimated at 130 person-rem for the 100 million people considered at risk. The average individual dose commitment from all pathways on a site basis ranged from a low of 6 x 10/sup -7/ mrem to a high of 0.06 mrem. No attempt was made in this study to determine the maximum dose commitment received by any one individual from the radionuclides released at any of the sites.

Baker, D.A.; Peloquin, R.A.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z