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  1. Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics and Signatures

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    IGPPS Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics and Signatures High quality, cutting-edge science in the areas of astrophysics, space physics, solid planetary geoscience and...

  2. INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS AND PLANETARY PHYSICS (IGPP)

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    INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS AND PLANETARY PHYSICS (IGPP) LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY (LANL) FY11, 2010 1. INTRODUCTION The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Los Alamos National of California's Systemwide Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. Its science mission is to promote

  3. Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics 1993 annual report, October 1, 1992--September 30, 1993

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    Ryerson, F.J.; Budwine, C.M. [eds.

    1994-06-15

    This report contains brief papers on the research being conducted at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics in 1993 in Geosciences, High-Pressure sciences, and Astrophysics.

  4. The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is one of the Los Alamos National Laboratory science institutes; it

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    The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Los Alamos National Laboratory of the University of California's Systemwide Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. Its science mission. We address the problem within four specific disciplines: · Geophysics · Global

  5. The Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics and Signatures (IGPPS) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is one of the Los Alamos National Laboratory science

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    The Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics and Signatures (IGPPS) at Los Alamos National: · Geophysics · Global Climate · Space Science · Astrophysics and Cosmology FY15 CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS and quality of life in our increasingly technological society. 3. Solid earth geoscience (geophysics

  6. Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1996 Annual Report

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    Ryerson, F. J., Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

    1998-03-23

    The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) is a Multicampus Research Unit of the University of California (UC). IGPP was founded in 1946 at UC Los Angeles with a charter to further research in the earth and planetary sciences and in related fields. The Institute now has branches at UC campuses in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Riverside, and at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories. The University-wide IGPP has played an important role in establishing interdisciplinary research in the earth and planetary sciences. For example, IGPP was instrumental in founding the fields of physical oceanography and space physics, which at the time fell between the cracks of established university departments. Because of its multicampus orientation, IGPP has sponsored important interinstitutional consortia in the earth and planetary sciences. Each of the five branches has a somewhat different intellectual emphasis as a result of the interplay between strengths of campus departments and Laboratory programs. The IGPP branch at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was approved by the Regents of the University of California in 1982. IGPP-LLNL emphasizes research in seismology, geochemistry, cosmochemistry, and astrophysics. It provides a venue for studying the fundamental aspects of these fields, thereby complementing LLNL programs that pursue applications of these disciplines in national security and energy research. IGPP-LLNL is directed by Charles Alcock and was originally organized into three centers: Geosciences, stressing seismology; High-Pressure Physics, stressing experiments using the two-stage light-gas gun at LLNL; and Astrophysics, stressing theoretical and computational astrophysics. In 1994, the activities of the Center for High-Pressure Physics were merged with those of the Center for Geosciences. The Center for Geosciences, headed by Frederick Ryerson, focuses on research in geophysics and geochemistry. The Astrophysics Research Center, headed by Charles Alcock, provides a home for theoretical and observational astrophysics and serves as an interface with the Physics and Space Technology Department's Laboratory for Experimental Astrophysics and with other astrophysics efforts at LLNL. The IGPP branch at LLNL (as well as the branch at Los Alamos) also facilitates scientific collaborations between researchers at the UC campuses and those at the national laboratories in areas related to earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics. It does this by sponsoring the University Collaborative Research Program (UCRP), which provides funds to UC campus scientists for joint research projects with LLNL. The goals of the UCRP are to enrich research opportunities for UC campus scientists by making available to them some of LLNL's unique facilities and expertise, and to broaden the scientific program at LLNL through collaborative or interdisciplinary work with UC campus researchers. UCRP funds (provided jointly by the Regents of the University of California and by the Director of LLNL) are awarded annually on the basis of brief proposals, which are reviewed by a committee of scientists from UC campuses, LLNL programs, and external universities and research organizations. Typical annual funding for a collaborative research project ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. Funds are used for a variety of purposes, including salary support for visiting graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty; released-time salaries for LLNL scientists; and costs for experimental facilities. Although the permanent LLNL staff assigned to IGPP is relatively small (presently about five full-time equivalents), IGPP's research centers have become vital research organizations. This growth has been possible because of IGPP support for a substantial group of resident postdoctoral fellows; because of the 20 or more UCRP projects funded each year; and because IGPP hosts a variety of visitors, guests, and faculty members (from both UC and other institutions) on sabbatical leave. To focus attention on areas of topical interest i

  7. Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL): Quinquennial report, November 14-15, 1996

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    Tweed, J.

    1996-10-01

    This Quinquennial Review Report of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) branch of the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) provides an overview of IGPP-LLNL, its mission, and research highlights of current scientific activities. This report also presents an overview of the University Collaborative Research Program (UCRP), a summary of the UCRP Fiscal Year 1997 proposal process and the project selection list, a funding summary for 1993-1996, seminars presented, and scientific publications. 2 figs., 3 tabs.

  8. Planetary Physics

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  9. Physics and Astronomy Geophysics Concentration

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    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    Physics and Astronomy Geophysics Concentration Strongly recommended courses Credits Term Dept. to Geophysics 3 PHY 3230 Thermal Physics 3 CHE 1101 Introductory Chemistry - I 3 CHE 1110 Introductory Chemistry

  10. Geophysical evolution of planetary interiors and surfaces : Moon & Mars

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    Evans, Alexander Joseph

    2013-01-01

    The interiors and surfaces of the terrestrial planetary bodies provide us a unique opportunity to gain insight into planetary evolution, particularly in the early stages subsequent to accretion. Both Mars and the Moon are ...

  11. Institute of geophysics and planetary physics

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    Ryerson, F.; Budwine, C.M. (eds.)

    1991-05-10

    This report contains brief discussions on topics of high-pressure sciences, astrophysics, and geosciences. (LSP)

  12. Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics and Signatures

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  13. Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics, and Signatures

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  14. Role of borehole geophysics in defining the physical characteristics...

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    Role of borehole geophysics in defining the physical characteristics of the Raft River geothermal reservoir, Idaho Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to...

  15. Institute of Geophyics and Planetary Physics. Annual report for FY 1994

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    Ryerson, F.J. [ed.

    1995-09-29

    The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) is a Multicampus Research Unit of the University of California (UC). IGPP was founded in 1946 at UC Los Angeles with a charter to further research in the earth and planetary sciences and in related fields. The Institute now has branches at UC campuses in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, and Irvine and at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories. The University-wide IGPP has played an important role in establishing interdisciplinary research in the earth and planetary sciences. For example, IGPP was instrumental in founding the fields of physical oceanography and space physics, which at the time fell between the cracks of established university departments. Because of its multicampus orientation, IGPP has sponsored important interinstitutional consortia in the earth and planetary sciences. Each of the six branches has a somewhat different intellectual emphasis as a result of the interplay between strengths of campus departments and Laboratory programs. The IGPP branch at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was approved by the Regents of the University of California in 1982. IGPP-LLNL emphasizes research in seismology, geochemistry, cosmochemistry, high-pressure sciences, and astrophysics. It provides a venue for studying the fundamental aspects of these fields, thereby complementing LLNL programs that pursue applications of these disciplines in national security and energy research. IGPP-LLNL is directed by Charles Alcock and is structured around three research centers. The Center for Geosciences, headed by George Zandt and Frederick Ryerson, focuses on research in geophysics and geochemistry. The Center for High-Pressure Sciences, headed by William Nellis, sponsors research on the properties of planetary materials and on the synthesis and preparation of new materials using high-pressure processing.

  16. Smithsonian/NASA ADS Physics/Geophysics Abstract Service Find Similar Abstracts (with default settings below)

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    Mojahedi, Mohammad

    Smithsonian/NASA ADS Physics/Geophysics Abstract Service · Find Similar Abstracts (with default | Query Form | Preferences | HELP | FAQ Physics/Geophysics arXiv e-prints Send Query Reset #12;

  17. GEOPHYSICS

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    Volume 51. April 1986. Number 4. GEOPHYSICS. P-SV wave propagation in heterogeneous medla: Velocity-stress ?nite-difference method. Jean Virieux*.

  18. GEOPHYSICS?[The application of physics to problems in the Earth Sciences.

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    Merriam, James

    W HAT IS GEOPHYSICS?[The application of physics to problems in the Earth Sciences.] In applied geophysics we inject a signal into the ground and record how the ground changes that signal as it passes://duke.usask.ca~merriam/geo_phys/ Rewarding careers are possible in exploration and environmental geophysics. Graduates of the U of S qualify

  19. Proposal for a Planetary Geology and Geophysics Initiative on Lunar Drilling Shaopeng Huang, Dept. Geol. Sciences., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005

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    Huang, Shaopeng

    Proposal for a Planetary Geology and Geophysics Initiative on Lunar Drilling Shaopeng Huang, Dept and technology. As the Moon is the cornerstone for deep space exploration, lunar drilling will become technologies for lunar drilling is lagging behind deep space exploration strategy and planning. Compelling

  20. Department of Geology & Geophysics, Spring 2015 GG304: Physics of the Earth and Planets

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    1 Department of Geology & Geophysics, Spring 2015 GG304: Physics of the Earth and Planets The Earth's shape, orbit, interior structure, and geological evolution are all the result of the interaction

  1. Frontiers of the physics of dense plasmas and planetary interiors: experiments, theory, applications

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    Militzer, Burkhard

    American Physical Society (APS), High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics (HEDLA), and High EnergyFrontiers of the physics of dense plasmas and planetary interiors: experiments, theory planets. I. INTRODUCTION We are now in an era of dramatic improvement in our knowledge of the physics

  2. GEOPHYSICAL APPLICATIONS OF SQUIDS

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    Goubau, W.M.

    2013-01-01

    W. M. , and Clarke, J. : Geophysics Zimmerman, J. : Second1976). Sims, W. K. :, Geophysics E. , physics~. and Ketchen,Geo- and Clarke, J. : Geophysics Gamble, T. D. , Goubau, W.

  3. UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

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    UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS Graduate Admissions 1680 East * Geophysics & Tectonics; Marine & Environmental Geology; Planetary Geosciences; Volcanology, Geochemistry

  4. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 170 (2008) 152155 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    2008-01-01

    Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 170 (2008) 152­155 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/pepi Recent Transport properties of minerals have an important influence on the dynamics and evolution of Earth

  5. JournalofGeophysicalResearch: SpacePhysics RESEARCH ARTICLE

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    online 10 OCT 2014 Diagnostics of an artificial relativistic electron beam interacting: · A beam 0.1 A of 5 MeV electrons in 1 s will produce detectable signatures · Signatures include ionization electron beam interacting with the atmosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 8560­8577, doi:10

  6. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 163 (2007) 222 Toward an automated parallel computing

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    Liu, Mian

    2007-01-01

    Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 163 (2007) 2­22 Toward an automated parallel computing Liange a Laboratory of Computational Geodynamics, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences has not kept up with the fast growing computing hardware and network resources. In the past decade

  7. COLLOQUIUM: Fusion Rockets for Planetary Defense | Princeton Plasma Physics

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  8. Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, 1992. Annual report, October 1, 1991--September 30, 1992

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    Ryerson, F.J.; Budwine, C.M.

    1993-06-14

    This report contains brief discussions on topics in the following areas: High-pressure sciences; astrophysics; and geosciences.

  9. Lunar geophysics: The Moon's fundamental shape and paleomagnetism studies

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    Perera, Viranga

    2014-01-01

    Tectonics.   Reviews  of  Geophysics  and  Space   Physics  SANTA CRUZ Lunar geophysics: The Moon’s fundamental shapeViranga Perera Lunar geophysics: The Moon’s fundamental

  10. A multi-physics, integrated approach to formation evaluation using borehole geophysical measurements and 3D seismic data

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    Torres-Verdín, Carlos

    A multi-physics, integrated approach to formation evaluation using borehole geophysical at Austin Summary This paper describes a methodology for formation evaluation based on the integration and DC resistivity sensors. Finally, 3D seismic data, post-stack and pre-stack, are used to ascertain

  11. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, A Physical Model for Seismic Noise Generation from Sediment

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    Ampuero, Jean Paul

    GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, A Physical Model for Seismic Noise noise induced by the transport of sediment in rivers. The model pro- vides an expression for the power on seismic noise observations. The model predictions for the PSD are consistent with recent measurements and

  12. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 154 (2006) 196207 Lower mantle dynamics with the post-perovskite phase change,

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    2006-01-01

    Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 154 (2006) 196­207 Lower mantle dynamics with the post-perovskite; accepted 9 October 2005 Abstract The new post-perovskite phase near the core­mantle boundary has important change at 670 km depth and an exothermic post-perovskite transition at 2650 km depth. The phase

  13. Gaussian packet prestack depth migration Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University,

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Gaussian packet prestack depth migration Karel #20; Z#19;a#20;cek Department of Geophysics, Faculty depth migration. The main advantage of our method over the methods based on Gaussian beams is a direct. Thus, the Gaussian packet prestack depth migration is especially suitable for a target-oriented imaging

  14. Asteroid Surface Geophysics

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    Murdoch, Naomi; Schwartz, Stephen R; Miyamoto, Hideaki

    2015-01-01

    The regolith-covered surfaces of asteroids preserve records of geophysical processes that have occurred both at their surfaces and sometimes also in their interiors. As a result of the unique micro-gravity environment that these bodies posses, a complex and varied geophysics has given birth to fascinating features that we are just now beginning to understand. The processes that formed such features were first hypothesised through detailed spacecraft observations and have been further studied using theoretical, numerical and experimental methods that often combine several scientific disciplines. These multiple approaches are now merging towards a further understanding of the geophysical states of the surfaces of asteroids. In this chapter we provide a concise summary of what the scientific community has learned so far about the surfaces of these small planetary bodies and the processes that have shaped them. We also discuss the state of the art in terms of experimental techniques and numerical simulations that...

  15. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 180 (2010) 244257 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    van der Hilst, Robert Dirk

    2010-01-01

    Department of Earth Planetary Sciences, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, USA f Institut für Metallurgie, TU Clausthal

  16. EG-1998-03-109-HQ Activities in Planetary Geology for the Physical and Earth Sciences Exercise Eleven: Geologic Features of Mars

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    127 EG-1998-03-109-HQ Activities in Planetary Geology for the Physical and Earth Sciences Exercise Eleven: Geologic Features of Mars Purpose By examining images of martian surface features, students will learn to identify landforms and inter- pret the geologic processes which formed them. Background

  17. Rock physics and geophysics for unconventional resource, multi-component seismic, quantitative interpretation

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    Glinsky, Michael E; Sassen, Doug; Rael, Howard; Chen, Jinsong

    2013-01-01

    An extension of a previously developed, rock physics, model is made that quantifies the relationship between the ductile fraction of a brittle/ductile binary mixture and the isotropic seismic reflection response. Making a weak scattering (Born) approximation and plane wave (eikonal) approximation, with a subsequent ordering according to the smallness of the angle of incidence, a linear singular value decomposition analysis is done to understand the stack weightings, number of stacks, and the type of stacks that will optimally estimate the two fundamental rock physics parameters. It is concluded that the full PP stack and the "full" PS stack are the two optimal stacks needed to estimate the two rock physics parameters. They dominate over both the second order AVO "gradient" stack and the higher order (4th order) PP stack.

  18. Geophysical Institute. Biennial report, 1993-1994

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    1996-01-01

    The 1993-1994 Geophysical Institute Biennial Report was published in November 1995 by the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It contains an overview of the Geophysical Institute, the Director`s Note, and research presentations concerning the following subjects: Scientific Predictions, Space Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, Snow, Ice and Permafrost, Tectonics and Sedimentation, Seismology, Volcanology, Remote Sensing, and other projects.

  19. Bachelor of Science, Geophysics, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date

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    Barrash, Warren

    Bachelor of Science, Geophysics, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date General Degree Requirements Residency with Lab 4 COMPSCI 115 Introduction to C 2 GEOPH 201 Seeing the Unseen: an Introduction to Geophysics 4 GEOPH 300 Physics of the Earth 3 GEOPH 305 Applied Geophysics 3 GEOPH 420 Geophysical Applications

  20. Geology and Geophysics College of Science code-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Geology and Geophysics College of Science code-BS Code-GEOP 120 Credits "C-"or better required Professional Elective (3xxxx and above) (6) EAPS 49000 Geology Field Experience (summer) (3) Science ******************************************************************************************************************************** (effective Fall 2013) #12;Geology and Geophysics Fall 2015 Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary

  1. Geology and Geophysics College of Science code-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Geology and Geophysics College of Science code-BS Code-GEOP 120 Credits "C-"or better required Professional Elective (3xxxx and above) (6) EAPS 49000 Geology Field Experience (summer) (3) Science ******************************************************************************************************************************** (effective Fall 2013) #12;Geology and Geophysics Fall 2014 Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary

  2. Hanohano: A Deep Ocean Anti-Neutrino Detector for Unique Neutrino Physics and Geophysics Studies

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    John G. Learned; Stephen T. Dye; Sandip Pakvasa

    2008-10-28

    The science potential of a 10 kiloton deep-ocean liquid scintillation detector for ~1 MeV energy scale electron anti-neutrinos has been studied. Such an instrument, designed to be portable and function in the deep ocean (3-5 km) can make unique measurements of the anti-neutrinos from radioactive decays in the Earth'.s mantle. Ths information speaks to some of the most fundamental questions in geology about the origin of the Earth, plat e tectonics, the geomagnetic field and even somewhat indirectly to global warming. Measurements in multiple locations will strengthen the potential insights. On the particle physics side, we have identified a unique role in the study of anti-neutrinos from a nuclear power complex, at a range of 55-60 km off shore. Not only can precision measurements be made of most neutrino mixing parameters, including $\\theta_{13}$ (depending on magnitude), but the neutrino mass hierarchy can be determined in a method not heretofore discussed, and one which does not rely upon matter effects. This detector is under active study on paper, in the laboratory, and at sea. An interdisciplinary and international collaboration is in formation, and plans are in motion for a major proposal, to be followed by construction over several years.

  3. OSS (Outer Solar System): A fundamental and planetary physics mission to Neptune, Triton and the Kuiper Belt

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    Bruno Christophe; Linda J. Spilker; John D. Anderson; Nicolas André; Sami W. Asmar; Jonathan Aurnou; Don Banfield; Antonella Barucci; Orfeu Bertolami; Robert Bingham; Patrick Brown; Baptiste Cecconi; Jean-Michel Courty; Hansjörg Dittus; Leigh N. Fletcher; Bernard Foulon; Frederico Francisco; Paulo J. S. Gil; Karl-Heinz Glassmeier; Will Grundy; Candice Hansen; Jörn Helbert; Ravit Helled; Hauke Hussmann; Brahim Lamine; Claus Lämmerzahl; Laurent Lamy; Rolland Lehoucq; Benjamin Lenoir; Agnès Levy; Glenn Orton; Jorge Páramos; Joël Poncy; Frank Postberg; Sergei V. Progrebenko; Kim R. Reh; Serge Reynaud; Clélia Robert; Etienne Samain; Joachim Saur; Kunio M. Sayanagi; Nicole Schmitz; Hanns Selig; Frank Sohl; Thomas R. Spilker; Ralf Srama; Katrin Stephan; Pierre Touboul; Peter Wolf

    2012-06-17

    The present OSS mission continues a long and bright tradition by associating the communities of fundamental physics and planetary sciences in a single mission with ambitious goals in both domains. OSS is an M-class mission to explore the Neptune system almost half a century after flyby of the Voyager 2 spacecraft. Several discoveries were made by Voyager 2, including the Great Dark Spot (which has now disappeared) and Triton's geysers. Voyager 2 revealed the dynamics of Neptune's atmosphere and found four rings and evidence of ring arcs above Neptune. Benefiting from a greatly improved instrumentation, it will result in a striking advance in the study of the farthest planet of the Solar System. Furthermore, OSS will provide a unique opportunity to visit a selected Kuiper Belt object subsequent to the passage of the Neptunian system. It will consolidate the hypothesis of the origin of Triton as a KBO captured by Neptune, and improve our knowledge on the formation of the Solar system. The probe will embark instruments allowing precise tracking of the probe during cruise. It allows to perform the best controlled experiment for testing, in deep space, the General Relativity, on which is based all the models of Solar system formation. OSS is proposed as an international cooperation between ESA and NASA, giving the capability for ESA to launch an M-class mission towards the farthest planet of the Solar system, and to a Kuiper Belt object. The proposed mission profile would allow to deliver a 500 kg class spacecraft. The design of the probe is mainly constrained by the deep space gravity test in order to minimise the perturbation of the accelerometer measurement.

  4. A 2 MV Van de Graaff accelerator as a tool for planetary and impact physics research

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    Mocker, Anna; Bugiel, Sebastian; Srama, Ralf [IRS, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 31, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); MPI fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Auer, Siegfried [A and M Associates, PO Box 421, Basye, Virginia 22810 (United States); Baust, Guenter; Matt, Guenter; Otto, Katharina [MPI fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Colette, Andrew; Drake, Keith; Kempf, Sascha; Munsat, Tobin; Shu, Anthony; Sternovsky, Zoltan [LASP, University of Colorado, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Fiege, Katherina; Postberg, Frank [Institut fuer Geowissenschaften, Universitaet Heidelberg, D-69120 Stuttgart (Germany); MPI fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Gruen, Eberhard [MPI fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); LASP, University of Colorado, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States); Heckmann, Frieder [Steinbeis-Innovationszentrum Raumfahrt, Gaeufelden (Germany); Helfert, Stefan [Helfert Informatik, Mannheim (Germany); Hillier, Jonathan [Institut fuer Geowissenschaften, Universitaet Heidelberg, D-69120 Stuttgart (Germany); Mellert, Tobias [IRS, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 31, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); and others

    2011-09-15

    Investigating the dynamical and physical properties of cosmic dust can reveal a great deal of information about both the dust and its many sources. Over recent years, several spacecraft (e.g., Cassini, Stardust, Galileo, and Ulysses) have successfully characterised interstellar, interplanetary, and circumplanetary dust using a variety of techniques, including in situ analyses and sample return. Charge, mass, and velocity measurements of the dust are performed either directly (induced charge signals) or indirectly (mass and velocity from impact ionisation signals or crater morphology) and constrain the dynamical parameters of the dust grains. Dust compositional information may be obtained via either time-of-flight mass spectrometry of the impact plasma or direct sample return. The accurate and reliable interpretation of collected spacecraft data requires a comprehensive programme of terrestrial instrument calibration. This process involves accelerating suitable solar system analogue dust particles to hypervelocity speeds in the laboratory, an activity performed at the Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik in Heidelberg, Germany. Here, a 2 MV Van de Graaff accelerator electrostatically accelerates charged micron and submicron-sized dust particles to speeds up to 80 km s{sup -1}. Recent advances in dust production and processing have allowed solar system analogue dust particles (silicates and other minerals) to be coated with a thin conductive shell, enabling them to be charged and accelerated. Refinements and upgrades to the beam line instrumentation and electronics now allow for the reliable selection of particles at velocities of 1-80 km s{sup -1} and with diameters of between 0.05 {mu}m and 5 {mu}m. This ability to select particles for subsequent impact studies based on their charges, masses, or velocities is provided by a particle selection unit (PSU). The PSU contains a field programmable gate array, capable of monitoring in real time the particles' speeds and charges, and is controlled remotely by a custom, platform independent, software package. The new control instrumentation and electronics, together with the wide range of accelerable particle types, allow the controlled investigation of hypervelocity impact phenomena across a hitherto unobtainable range of impact parameters.

  5. MULTIFRACTALS, GENERALIZED SCALE INVARIANCE AND COMPLEXITY IN GEOPHYSICS

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    Lovejoy, Shaun

    MULTIFRACTALS, GENERALIZED SCALE INVARIANCE AND COMPLEXITY IN GEOPHYSICS DANIEL SCHERTZER LEESU, Que. H3A 2T8, Canada lovejoy@physics.mcgill.ca Received The complexity of geophysics has been with anisotropy, which is rather ubiquitous in geophysics. Keywrods: multifractals, generalized scale invariance

  6. Nathan L. B. Bangs ADDRESS Institute for Geophysics

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    Nathan L. B. Bangs ADDRESS Institute for Geophysics The University of Texas Pickle Research Campus@utig.ig.utexas.edu EDUCATION B.A. Williams College, 1983, Geology and Physics M.A. Columbia University, 1986, Marine Geophysics M. Phil. Columbia University, 1987, Marine Geophysics Ph.D. Columbia University, 1991, Marine

  7. INTRODUCTION APPLIED GEOPHYSICS

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    Merriam, James

    GEOL 384.3 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED GEOPHYSICS OUTLINE INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED GEOPHYSICS GEOL 384 unknowns; the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of geophysics he didn't really say geophysics. He said, " ... our country and other free countries ...". But I am

  8. Bachelor of Science, Geosciences, Geophysics Emphasis, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date

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    Barrash, Warren

    Bachelor of Science, Geosciences, Geophysics Emphasis, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date General Degree General Chemistry II with Lab 4 GEOPH 201 Seeing the Unseen: an Introduction to Geophysics 4 GEOG 360 Physics I & II with Calculus & Labs Physics Option II: PHYS 111-112 General Physics 8-10 Geophysics

  9. Geophysical Journal International Geophys. J. Int. (2013) doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt425

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    Nore, Caroline

    2013-01-01

    Geophysical Journal International Geophys. J. Int. (2013) doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt425 GJIGeomagnetismInstitute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Zurich 8092, Switzerland. E-mail: ajackson@ethz.ch 2Institute of Geophysics, University of G¨ottingen, D-37077 G¨ottingen, Germany 3Solar Physics, Hansen Experimental Physics

  10. Geophysical InversionFacility

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    UBC Geophysical InversionFacility Modelling and Inversion of EMI data collected over magnetic soils of EMI data acquired at sites with magnetic soils · Geophysical Proveouts · Geonics EM63 Data · First model parameters: · Location · Orientation · Polarizabilities 4 #12;UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility

  11. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 36 (1984) 163--177 163 Elsevier Science Publishers By., Amsterdam --Printed in The Netherlands

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    Torsvik, Trond Helge

    1984-01-01

    with various geological and geophysical tion directions, and various authors (Morris, 1976; aspects SANDSTONE (MI DOLE DEVONIANI n E R C `r N FRONT PLUTONIC COMPLEX TONALITE, XRAr6OIJIXRITE AND AOAMELL!TE E

  12. Fiber optic geophysical sensors

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    Homuth, Emil F. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1991-01-01

    A fiber optic geophysical sensor in which laser light is passed through a sensor interferometer in contact with a geophysical event, and a reference interferometer not in contact with the geophysical event but in the same general environment as the sensor interferometer. In one embodiment, a single tunable laser provides the laser light. In another embodiment, separate tunable lasers are used for the sensor and reference interferometers. The invention can find such uses as monitoring for earthquakes, and the weighing of objects.

  13. Marine Geophysics: A Navy Symposium

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    Shor, Elizabeth N; Ebrahimi, Carolyn L

    1987-01-01

    electrical polarization. Geophysics 22:660-687. Vacquier,Raitt, R. W. 1964. Geophysics of the South Pacific.Research in Geophysics 2:223-241. Francis, T. J. G. , and R.

  14. GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS 2014-2015

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    Bermúdez, José Luis

    GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS 2014-2015 Graduate Student Handbook - 1 · Geology & Geophysics Core Values - 2 · A Message from the Graduate Advisor - 3 · Department Organizations - 60 · Departmental Executive Committee - 61 · Geology& Geophysics Development Advisory Council

  15. Expedited Site Characterization Geophysics: Geophysical Methods and Tools for Site Characterization

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    Goldstein, N.E.

    2009-01-01

    Site Characterization Geophysics CONTENTS INTRODUCTIONSite Characterization Geophysics SELF-POTENTIAL Referencesand Environmental Geophysics, S. H. Ward, ed. (Soc. Expl.

  16. Fiber optic geophysical sensors

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Homuth, E.F.

    1991-03-19

    A fiber optic geophysical sensor is described in which laser light is passed through a sensor interferometer in contact with a geophysical event, and a reference interferometer not in contact with the geophysical event but in the same general environment as the sensor interferometer. In one embodiment, a single tunable laser provides the laser light. In another embodiment, separate tunable lasers are used for the sensor and reference interferometers. The invention can find such uses as monitoring for earthquakes, and the weighing of objects. 2 figures.

  17. THE CHANDRA PLANETARY NEBULA SURVEY (ChanPlaNS). III. X-RAY EMISSION...

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    CHANDRA PLANETARY NEBULA SURVEY (ChanPlaNS). III. X-RAY EMISSION FROM THE CENTRAL STARS OF PLANETARY NEBULAE Montez, R. Jr. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt...

  18. Tuesday, March 24, 2009 POSTER SESSION I: ICY SATELLITES: GELID GEOLOGY/GEOPHYSICS

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 POSTER SESSION I: ICY SATELLITES: GELID GEOLOGY/GEOPHYSICS 6:30 p.m. Town of recent tectonic activity on Europa logically starts with the geologically young, ridgeless surface Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2009) full331.pdf #12;El Maarry M. R. Sierks H. Geological

  19. Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines

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    Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics.mines.edu/cgem Defended: May 11 (Geophysics) On Original Copies Dr. Terence K. Young Professor and Head Department of Geophysics Approved

  20. 2, 637671, 2005 Geophysics and

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    BGD 2, 637­671, 2005 Geophysics and geochemistry of seafloor brines S. B. Joye et al. Title Page Discussions is the access reviewed discussion forum of Biogeosciences Geophysical and geochemical signatures under a Creative Commons License. 637 #12;BGD 2, 637­671, 2005 Geophysics and geochemistry of seafloor

  1. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: SPACE PHYSICS, VOL. 118, 77837797, doi:10.1002/2013JA019337, 2013 Extended lateral heating of the nighttime ionosphere by ground-based

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    experiments are performed with the 21.4 kHz, 424 kW VLF transmitter NPM in Lualualei, Hawaii, and physical

  2. Joint Master Applied Geophysics

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    Langendoen, Koen

    , engineering geophysics Year 2, October to February: RWTH Aachen Univer- sity Geothermics, petrophysics, borehole logging Year 2, March to August: Master thesis at one of the three universities or other approved is in geothermal exploration and basin modelling Aachen is situated on the rim of the wooded Eifel and Hautes

  3. ESTIMATING UNCERTAINTIES FOR GEOPHYSICAL

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    Kreinovich, Vladik

    to directly measure the amount of oil in an area is to drill several wells, but drilling is a very expensive. These techniques are applied to the inversion of traveltime data collected in a cross well seismic experiment procedure, and the whole idea of geophysics is to predict the amount of oil without drilling in all possible

  4. Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines

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    Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics.mines.edu/cgem Defended: May 10 (Geophysics). Golden, Colorado Date May 15, 2006 Signed: on original copy Jeongmin Lee Signed: on original

  5. Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines

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    Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics.mines.edu/cgem Defended: September fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science (Geophysics). Golden, Colorado Date

  6. Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines

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    Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics;#12;Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science (Geophysics). Golden, Colorado Date: April 14, 2005 Signed

  7. Understanding biogeobatteries: Where geophysics meets microbiology

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    Revil, A.

    2010-01-01

    duckling of environmental geophysics, Leading Edge, 21(5),Pure and Applied Geophysics, 157, 357-382. Pinder, G.F. ,sulfide self-potentials, Geophysics, 25, 226–249. Sauck, W.

  8. Geophysical Monitoring of Hydrological and Biogeochemical

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    Hubbard, Susan

    Geophysical Monitoring of Hydrological and Biogeochemical Transformations Associated with Cr explored the use of geophysical approaches for monitoring the spatiotemporal distribution of hydrological first integrated hydrological wellbore and geophysical tomographic data sets to estimate hydrological

  9. DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS UNDERGRADUATE

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    DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS UNDERGRADUATE SURVIVAL MANUAL 2014-2015 SCHOOL OF OCEAN & EARTH SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I AT MNOA Updated January 2015 #12;INTRODUCTION 1 Geology OF GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS _ 2 Who We Are _ 2 Where To Get Help _ 2 POLICIES, PROCEDURES & REQUIREMENTS 3

  10. Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines

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    Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics Colorado School of Mines CGEM Alisa Marie Green #12;Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics.mines.edu/cgem Defended: November 06, 2003 Advisor: Dr. Yaoguo Li

  11. Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines

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    Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics Colorado School of Mines CGEM Dongjie Cheng #12;#12;Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics.mines.edu/cgem Defended: December 2003 Advisor: Dr. Yaoguo Li (GP

  12. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-PREVIEW, 2010

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    Boyer, Edmond

    (s) 2010 Overview of seismic imagery techniques applied to landslides characterization. Gilles Grandjean, geophysical methods based on seismic surveying appear to be well-adapted to investigate the morpho and non-intrusive measurements of acoustic (Vp) or shear (Vs) wave velocity, two important physical

  13. Annual review of earth and planetary sciences. Vol. 19

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    Wetherill, G.W.; Albee, A.L.; Burke, K.C. (Carnegie Inst. of Washington, DC (United States) California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena (United States) National Research Council, Washington, DC (United States))

    1991-01-01

    Various review papers on earth and planetary sciences are presented. The individual topics addressed include: tectonics of the New Guinea area, interpretation of ancient Eolian and dunes, seismic tomography of the earth's mantle, shock modification and chemistry and planetary geologic processes, the significance of evaporites, the magnetosphere, untangling the effects of burial alteration and ancient soil formation. Also discussed are: pressure-temperature-time paths, fractals in rock physics, earthquake prediction, rings in the ocean, applications of Be{minus}10 to problems in the earth sciences, measurement of crustal deformation using the GPS, physics and physical mechanisms of nuclear winter, experiemental determination of bed-form stability.

  14. Saving Planetary Systems: Dead Zones & Planetary Migration

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    Soko Matsumura; Ralph E. Pudritz; Edward W. Thommes

    2007-01-16

    The tidal interaction between a disk and a planet leads to the planet's migration. A long-standing question regarding this mechanism is how to stop the migration before planets plunge into their central stars. In this paper, we propose a new, simple mechanism to significantly slow down planet migration, and test the possibility by using a hybrid numerical integrator to simulate the disk-planet interaction. The key component of the scenario is the role of low viscosity regions in protostellar disks known as dead zones, which affect planetary migration in two ways. First of all, it allows a smaller-mass planet to open a gap, and hence switch the faster type I migration to the slower type II migration. Secondly, a low viscosity slows down type II migration itself, because type II migration is directly proportional to the viscosity. We present numerical simulations of planetary migration by using a hybrid symplectic integrator-gas dynamics code. Assuming that the disk viscosity parameter inside the dead zone is (alpha=1e-4-1e-5), we find that, when a low-mass planet (e.g. 1-10 Earth masses) migrates from outside the dead zone, its migration is stopped due to the mass accumulation inside the dead zone. When a low-mass planet migrates from inside the dead zone, it opens a gap and slows down its migration. A massive planet like Jupiter, on the other hand, opens a gap and slows down inside the dead zone, independent of its initial orbital radius. The final orbital radius of a Jupiter mass planet depends on the dead zone's viscosity. For the range of alpha's noted above, this can vary anywhere from 7 AU, to an orbital radius of 0.1 AU that is characteristic of the hot Jupiters.

  15. APPLICATION OF BOREHOLE GEOPHYSICS AT AN EXPERIMENTAL WASTE STORAGE SITE

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    Nelson, P.H.

    2014-01-01

    letal Ore Deposits, 11 in Geophysics and Geochemistry in the11 Applications of Borehole Geophysics to Water-ResourcesAPPLICATION OF BOREHOLE GEOPHYSICS AT AN EXPERIMENTAL WASTE

  16. Physics

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    Group (PDG) Organizations American Institute of Physics (AIP) American Physical Society (APS) Institute of Physics (IOP) SPIE - International society for optics and photonics Top...

  17. ZHIMING KUANG Curriculum Vitae Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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    Kuang, Zhiming

    1 ZHIMING KUANG Curriculum Vitae Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences and School of Engineering University, Space Physics (minor in Electrical Engineering), B.S., 1996 Caltech, Planetary Science (minor 2005-2010 Assistant Professor, Harvard University 2004-2005 Research Scientist, California Institute

  18. MAJOR TO CAREER GUIDE B.S. Physics

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    . Physics Career Options · Nuclear Physics* · Geophysics* · Atomic, molecular, optics physics* · Astronomy sciences, physics and astronomy, and water management. The college has created a well-rounded curriculum by combining practical and empirical knowledge with scientific fundamentals and principles, which provides

  19. Physics

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    Physics Physics Our science answers questions about the nature of the universe and delivers solutions for national security concerns. Contact Us Division Leader Doug Fulton Deputy...

  20. 2010 Western Pacific Geophysics Search Results

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    Ng, Chung-Sang

    2010 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting Search Results Cite abstracts as Author(s) (2010), Title: Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States AU: Ragunathan, S EM: srivatta@gi.alaska.edu AF: Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United

  1. Geophysical Journal International Geophys. J. Int. (2015) 200, 888907 doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu436

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    2015-01-01

    Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University Bratislava, Mlynska dolina F1, 842 48 and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: martin.galis@kaust.edu.sa 2Geophysics Section

  2. Planetary Nebulae in our Galaxy and Beyond Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 234, 2006

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    .e. those spherical (1D) structures which must inevitably arise as a consequence of the final evo- lution. The essential physical ingredients for the modeling of planetary nebulae are (i) AGB and post-AGB stellar evo

  3. 2012 Fellow American Geophysical Union

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    Kurapov, Alexander

    ) are critical to the intensity of ocean currents, to long- and short-term climate variations, and the health2012 Fellow American Geophysical Union James Moum, professor in the College of Earth, Ocean contributions to our understanding of ocean mixing in coastal, abyssal and Equatorial regimes using innovative

  4. Geophysical subsurface imaging and interface identification.

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    Pendley, Kevin; Bochev, Pavel Blagoveston; Day, David Minot; Robinson, Allen Conrad; Weiss, Chester Joseph

    2005-09-01

    Electromagnetic induction is a classic geophysical exploration method designed for subsurface characterization--in particular, sensing the presence of geologic heterogeneities and fluids such as groundwater and hydrocarbons. Several approaches to the computational problems associated with predicting and interpreting electromagnetic phenomena in and around the earth are addressed herein. Publications resulting from the project include [31]. To obtain accurate and physically meaningful numerical simulations of natural phenomena, computational algorithms should operate in discrete settings that reflect the structure of governing mathematical models. In section 2, the extension of algebraic multigrid methods for the time domain eddy current equations to the frequency domain problem is discussed. Software was developed and is available in Trilinos ML package. In section 3 we consider finite element approximations of De Rham's complex. We describe how to develop a family of finite element spaces that forms an exact sequence on hexahedral grids. The ensuing family of non-affine finite elements is called a van Welij complex, after the work [37] of van Welij who first proposed a general method for developing tangentially and normally continuous vector fields on hexahedral elements. The use of this complex is illustrated for the eddy current equations and a conservation law problem. Software was developed and is available in the Ptenos finite element package. The more popular methods of geophysical inversion seek solutions to an unconstrained optimization problem by imposing stabilizing constraints in the form of smoothing operators on some enormous set of model parameters (i.e. ''over-parametrize and regularize''). In contrast we investigate an alternative approach whereby sharp jumps in material properties are preserved in the solution by choosing as model parameters a modest set of variables which describe an interface between adjacent regions in physical space. While still over-parametrized, this choice of model space contains far fewer parameters than before, thus easing the computational burden, in some cases, of the optimization problem. And most importantly, the associated finite element discretization is aligned with the abrupt changes in material properties associated with lithologic boundaries as well as the interface between buried cultural artifacts and the surrounding Earth. In section 4, algorithms and tools are described that associate a smooth interface surface to a given triangulation. In particular, the tools support surface refinement and coarsening. Section 5 describes some preliminary results on the application of interface identification methods to some model problems in geophysical inversion. Due to time constraints, the results described here use the GNU Triangulated Surface Library for the manipulation of surface meshes and the TetGen software library for the generation of tetrahedral meshes.

  5. Toward directed energy planetary defense

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    Lubin, Philip

    Asteroids and comets that cross Earth’s orbit pose a credible risk of impact, with potentially severe disturbances to Earth and society. We propose an orbital planetary defense system capable of heating the surface of ...

  6. About the Applied Physics Career Applied physics is a general term for physics which is

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    ://www.unlv.edu/sciences/advising Applied Physics Career Options · Nuclear Physics* · Geophysics* · Atomic, molecular, optics physics, geoscience, mathematical sciences, physics and astronomy, and water management. The college has created a well-rounded curriculum by combining practical and empirical knowledge with scientific fundamentals

  7. Expedited Site Characterization Geophysics: Geophysical Methods and Tools for Site Characterization

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    Goldstein, N.E.

    2009-01-01

    EXPEDITED ITE S CHARACTERIZATION EOPHYSICS G GEOPHYSICALM AND TOOLSFORSITE CHARACTERIZATION NORMAN E. GOLDSTEINExpedited Site Characterization Geophysics CONTENTS

  8. DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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    Johnson, Cari

    DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Environment Geophysics Other: GeoEng Earth Science Teaching Anticipated & Geophysics 115 S. 1460 E. Room 383, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0102 Phone 801

  9. Howard A. Zebker Professor of Geophysics and Electrical Engineering

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    Zebker, Howard

    Howard A. Zebker Professor of Geophysics and Electrical Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, Departments of Geophysics and Electrical Engineering (joint appt.), Stanford University, Stanford, CA. 1995-2006 Associate Professor, Departments of Geophysics and Electrical Engineering (joint appt.), Stanford University

  10. Towards Real Earth Models --Computational Geophysics on Unstructured Tetrahedral Meshes?

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    Farquharson, Colin G.

    Towards Real Earth Models -- Computational Geophysics on Unstructured Tetrahedral Meshes? Colin tetrahedral meshes. EM geophysics on unstructured tetrahedral meshes. Disadvantages, difficulties, challenges. Conclusions. #12;Outline: Geological models! Advantages of unstructured tetrahedral meshes. EM geophysics

  11. SAGE, Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience

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    enhance a student's knowledge by going beyond a standard classroom-based geophysics curriculum, and to encourage qualified students in related fields to consider careers in...

  12. On the Quantum Aspects of Geophysics

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    F. Darabi

    2004-10-10

    We introduce a simple quantum mechanical justification for the formation of folded mountains. It is very appealing to develop this idea to a theory of {\\it Quantum Geophysics}

  13. Regional geophysics, Cenozoic tectonics and geologic resources...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    adjoining regions Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Proceedings: Regional geophysics, Cenozoic tectonics and geologic resources of the...

  14. High Precision Geophysics & Detailed Structural Exploration ...

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    reservoir and identification of deep up flow targets. These surveys and the drilling process have been designed to severely limit the impact of the exploration. The geophysics...

  15. Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource Characterization Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource Characterization Advanced 3D...

  16. Borehole geophysics evaluation of the Raft River geothermal reservoir...

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    Borehole geophysics evaluation of the Raft River geothermal reservoir, Idaho Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Borehole geophysics...

  17. Physics

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail.Theory ofDid youOxygen Generation | Center for GasPhysics Physics Print Because a

  18. Planning for Graduate the Physics GRE

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    Persans, Peter D.

    ­ Physics GRE (for Physics/Astro) in Oct or Nov ­ General GRE (important for other fields than Physics you need the Physics Subject GRE and the general GRE. · For Materials Mech E EE Applied· For Materials, Mech E, EE, Applied Physics, Optics, Math, Biophysics, Geophysics you only need the general GRE. #12

  19. SURFACE GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION - COMPENDIUM DOCUMENT

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    RUCKER DF; MYERS DA

    2011-10-04

    This report documents the evolution of the surface geophysical exploration (SGE) program and highlights some of the most recent successes in imaging conductive targets related to past leaks within and around Hanford's tank farms. While it is noted that the SGE program consists of multiple geophysical techniques designed to (1) locate near surface infrastructure that may interfere with (2) subsurface plume mapping, the report will focus primarily on electrical resistivity acquisition and processing for plume mapping. Due to the interferences from the near surface piping network, tanks, fences, wells, etc., the results of the three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of electrical resistivity was more representative of metal than the high ionic strength plumes. Since the first deployment, the focus of the SGE program has been to acquire and model the best electrical resistivity data that minimizes the influence of buried metal objects. Toward that goal, two significant advances have occurred: (1) using the infrastructure directly in the acquisition campaign and (2) placement of electrodes beneath the infrastructure. The direct use of infrastructure was successfully demonstrated at T farm by using wells as long electrodes (Rucker et al., 2010, 'Electrical-Resistivity Characterization of an Industrial Site Using Long Electrodes'). While the method was capable of finding targets related to past releases, a loss of vertical resolution was the trade-off. The burying of electrodes below the infrastructure helped to increase the vertical resolution, as long as a sufficient number of electrodes are available for the acquisition campaign.

  20. Electrical Impedance Tomography in geophysics, application of EIDORS

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    Adler, Andy

    Electrical Impedance Tomography in geophysics, application of EIDORS Lesparre N., Adler A., Gibert to adapt EIDORS for applications in geophysics. In geophysics, we apply EIT in order to image inner. The spatial resolution of the method in geophysics is of the order of meters and the penetration depth can

  1. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Hygroscopic Properties of Volcanic Ash

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    Nenes, Athanasios

    GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Hygroscopic Properties of Volcanic Ash observational data exists on the physical interac- tions between volcanic ash particles and water vapor; yet it is thought that these interactions can strongly impact the microphysical evolution of ash, with implications

  2. Z .Global and Planetary Change 20 1999 93123 Global sea level rise and glacial isostatic adjustment

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    Peltier, W. Richard

    adjustment W.R. Peltier ) Department of Physics, UniÕersity of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto-mail: peltier@atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca Z .rather recently Peltier and Tushingham, 1989 , it was not clearly;( )W.R. PeltierrGlobal and Planetary Change 20 1999 93­12394 Z .existed at that time e.g., Peltier

  3. PhD in Cryosphere Geophysics The Cryosphere Geophysics and Remote Sensing group (CryoGARs) at Boise

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    Barrash, Warren

    PhD in Cryosphere Geophysics The Cryosphere Geophysics and Remote Sensing group (CryoGARs) at Boise on the GrIS. A solid background in field geophysics is preferred. The successful applicant will join the CryoGars group and Center for Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface (CGISS) at Boise

  4. Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah Advisors for Undergraduate Geology & Geophysics Students (2014-15 academic year)

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    Johnson, Cari

    Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah Advisors for Undergraduate Geology & Geophysics Students (2014-15 academic year): General Academic Advising for Geology & Geophysics Majors ­ Ms. Judy.dinter@utah.edu, office: 321 FASB, phone 801-581-7937) Faculty Advisor for Geophysics Emphasis, Geoscience Major ­ Prof

  5. GEOPHYSICS

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    19 800 sismi ues dans les milieux strati?és a deux et trois dimensions: contri ution a la construction et a lime relation des sismo- grammes synthetiques: These

  6. Geophysics

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would likeUniverse (Journalvivo Low-Dose Low LET Ionizing RadiationSNACGeographyGeometry

  7. Geophysical technique for mineral exploration and discrimination based on electromagnetic methods and associated systems

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    Zhdanov; Michael S. (Salt Lake City, UT)

    2008-01-29

    Mineral exploration needs a reliable method to distinguish between uneconomic mineral deposits and economic mineralization. A method and system includes a geophysical technique for subsurface material characterization, mineral exploration and mineral discrimination. The technique introduced in this invention detects induced polarization effects in electromagnetic data and uses remote geophysical observations to determine the parameters of an effective conductivity relaxation model using a composite analytical multi-phase model of the rock formations. The conductivity relaxation model and analytical model can be used to determine parameters related by analytical expressions to the physical characteristics of the microstructure of the rocks and minerals. These parameters are ultimately used for the discrimination of different components in underground formations, and in this way provide an ability to distinguish between uneconomic mineral deposits and zones of economic mineralization using geophysical remote sensing technology.

  8. Precision photometry for planetary transits

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    Frederic Pont; Claire Moutou

    2007-02-06

    We review the state of the art in follow-up photometry for planetary transit searches. Three topics are discussed: (1) Photometric monitoring of planets discovered by radial velocity to detect possible transits (2) Follow-up photometry of candidates from photometric transit searches to weed out eclipsing binaries and false positives (3) High-precision lightcurves of known transiting planets to increase the accuracy on the planet parameters.

  9. Department of Geology & Geophysics University of Hawaii

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    Department of Geology & Geophysics University of Hawaii THE APPLICATION CHECKLIST SEND THESE ITEMS TO : University of Hawaii Graduate Division Admissions Office 2540 Maile Way, Spalding Hall 354 Honolulu, HI 96822 Original application and fees. http://www.hawaii

  10. Assessing Soil Strength From Geophysical Surveys 

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    Khan, Rehan

    2014-04-24

    A study is presented to develop framework for correlating sand strength (friction angle) to geophysical measurements, primarily shear wave and body wave velocities. Triaxial tests accompanied by wave velocity measurements was performed to generate a...

  11. Wave radiation in simple geophysical models 

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    Murray, Stuart William

    2013-07-01

    Wave radiation is an important process in many geophysical flows. In particular, it is by wave radiation that flows may adjust to a state for which the dynamics is slow. Such a state is described as “balanced”, meaning ...

  12. Engineering and environmental geophysics at the millennium

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    Steeples, Don W.

    2001-01-01

    Near?surface geophysics is being applied to a broader spectrum of problems than ever before, and new application areas are arising continually. Currently, the tools used to examine the near?surface environment include a variety of noninvasive...

  13. Spectral estimation on a sphere in geophysics and cosmology

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    F. A. Dahlen; Frederik J Simons

    2007-05-22

    We address the problem of estimating the spherical-harmonic power spectrum of a statistically isotropic scalar signal from noise-contaminated data on a region of the unit sphere. Three different methods of spectral estimation are considered: (i) the spherical analogue of the one-dimensional (1-D) periodogram, (ii) the maximum likelihood method, and (iii) a spherical analogue of the 1-D multitaper method. The periodogram exhibits strong spectral leakage, especially for small regions of area $A\\ll 4\\pi$, and is generally unsuitable for spherical spectral analysis applications, just as it is in 1-D. The maximum likelihood method is particularly useful in the case of nearly-whole-sphere coverage, $A\\approx 4\\pi$, and has been widely used in cosmology to estimate the spectrum of the cosmic microwave background radiation from spacecraft observations. The spherical multitaper method affords easy control over the fundamental trade-off between spectral resolution and variance, and is easily implemented regardless of the region size, requiring neither non-linear iteration nor large-scale matrix inversion. As a result, the method is ideally suited for most applications in geophysics, geodesy or planetary science, where the objective is to obtain a spatially localized estimate of the spectrum of a signal from noisy data within a pre-selected and typically small region.

  14. Non-Seismic Geophysical Approaches to Monitoring

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    Hoversten, G.M.; Gasperikova, Erika

    2004-09-01

    This chapter considers the application of a number of different geophysical techniques for monitoring geologic sequestration of CO2. The relative merits of the seismic, gravity, electromagnetic (EM) and streaming potential (SP) geophysical techniques as monitoring tools are examined. An example of tilt measurements illustrates another potential monitoring technique, although it has not been studied to the extent of other techniques in this chapter. This work does not represent an exhaustive study, but rather demonstrates the capabilities of a number of geophysical techniques on two synthetic modeling scenarios. The first scenario represents combined CO2 enhance oil recovery (EOR) and sequestration in a producing oil field, the Schrader Bluff field on the north slope of Alaska, USA. The second scenario is of a pilot DOE CO2 sequestration experiment scheduled for summer 2004 in the Frio Brine Formation in South Texas, USA. Numerical flow simulations of the CO2 injection process for each case were converted to geophysical models using petrophysical models developed from well log data. These coupled flow simulation geophysical models allow comparrison of the performance of monitoring techniques over time on realistic 3D models by generating simulated responses at different times during the CO2 injection process. These time-lapse measurements are used to produce time-lapse changes in geophysical measurements that can be related to the movement of CO2 within the injection interval.

  15. The Roles of Discs for Planetary Systems

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    Li-Chin Yeh; Ing-Guey Jiang

    2007-01-29

    It is known that the discs are detected for some of the extra-solar planetary systems. It is also likely that there was a disc mixing with planets and small bodies while our Solar System was forming. From our recent results, we conclude that the discs play two roles: the gravity makes planetary systems more chaotic and the drag makes planetary systems more resonant.

  16. Parameterization of geophysical inversion model using particle clustering

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    Yang, Dikun

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a new method of constructing physical models in a geophysical inverse problem, when there are only a few possible physical property values in the model and they are reasonably known but the geometry of the target is sought. The model consists of a fixed background and many small "particles" as building blocks that float around in the background to resemble the target by clustering. This approach contrasts the conventional geometric inversions requiring the target to be regularly shaped bodies, since here the geometry of the target can be arbitrary and does not need to be known beforehand. Because of the lack of resolution in the data, the particles may not necessarily cluster when recovering compact targets. A model norm, called distribution norm, is introduced to quantify the spread of particles and incorporated into the objective function to encourage further clustering of the particles. As proof of concept, 1D magnetotelluric inversion is used as example. My experiments reveal that the ...

  17. Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

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    Rhoads, James

    Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students Application ASU ID#: Date of 5 RESEARCH PROJECT The Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship includes an undergraduate research component in planetary geology, which must be conducted in collaboration with a member

  18. UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

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    UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS Graduate Admissions 1680 East's admissibility into the Graduate Program in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Strongly

  19. New Indivisible Planetary Science Paradigm

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    J. Marvin Herndon

    2013-06-17

    I present here a new, indivisible planetary science paradigm, a wholly self-consistent vision of the nature of matter in the Solar System, and dynamics and energy sources of planets. Massive-core planets formed by condensing and raining-out from within giant gaseous protoplanets at high pressures and high temperatures. Earth's complete condensation included a 300 Earth-mass gigantic gas/ice shell that compressed the rocky kernel to about 66% of Earth's present diameter. T-Tauri eruptions stripped the gases away from the inner planets and stripped a portion of Mercury's incompletely condensed protoplanet, and transported it to the region between Mars and Jupiter where it fused with in-falling oxidized condensate from the outer regions of the Solar System and formed the parent matter of ordinary chondrite meteorites, the main-Belt asteroids, and veneer for the inner planets, especially Mars. In response to decompression-driven planetary volume increases, cracks form to increase surface area and mountain ranges characterized by folding form to accommodate changes in curvature. The differences between the inner planets are primarily the consequence of different degrees of protoplanetary compression. The internal composition of Mercury is calculated by analogy with the Earth. The rationale is provided for Mars potentially having a greater subsurface water reservoir capacity than before realized.

  20. Exoplanetary Geophysics -- An Emerging Discipline

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    Laughlin, Gregory

    2015-01-01

    Thousands of extrasolar planets have been discovered, and it is clear that the galactic planetary census draws on a diversity greatly exceeding that exhibited by the solar system's planets. We review significant landmarks in the chronology of extrasolar planet detection, and we give an overview of the varied observational techniques that are brought to bear. We then discuss the properties of the currently known distribution, using the mass-period diagram as a guide to delineating hot Jupiters, eccentric giant planets, and a third, highly populous, category that we term "ungiants", planets having masses less than 30 Earth masses and orbital periods less than 100 days. We then move to a discussion of the bulk compositions of the extrasolar planets. We discuss the long-standing problem of radius anomalies among giant planets, as well as issues posed by the unexpectedly large range in sizes observed for planets with masses somewhat greater than Earth's. We discuss the use of transit observations to probe the atmo...

  1. Numerical Simulation in Applied Geophysics. From the Mesoscale to ...

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    Seismic wave propagation is a common technique used in hydrocarbon exploration geophysics, mining and reservoir characterization and production.

  2. Numerical Simulation in Applied Geophysics. From the Mesoscale to ...

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    2013-07-05

    hydrocarbon exploration geophysics, mining and reservoir characterization and production. Local variations in the fluid and solid matrix properties, fine layering,.

  3. Course: Numerical Simulation in Applied Geophysics. From the ...

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    2013-10-09

    Seismic wave propagation is a common technique used in hydrocarbon explo- ration geophysics, mining and reservoir characterization and production.

  4. 1

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    Awash project, a collaborative research project in Ethiopia of the Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics and Signatures and University of California, Berkeley, which has...

  5. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Quantifying irreversible mixing during baroclinic

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    Peltier, W. Richard

    diffusivity Y. H. Yamazaki Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford, UK W. R. Peltier@atm.ox.ac.uk) W. R. Peltier, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, 60 St George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A7, CANADA (peltier@atmosp.utoronto.ca) D R A F T January 14, 2004, 1:27pm D R A F T #12;X - 2

  6. Uncertainty and Predictability in Geophysics: Chaos and Multifractal Insights

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    Lovejoy, Shaun

    Uncertainty and Predictability in Geophysics: Chaos and Multifractal Insights Daniel Schertzer Department, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Uncertainty and error growth are crosscutting geophysical extremes. The focus is now on time-space geophysical scaling behavior: their multifractality. It is found

  7. Scale, scaling and multifractals in geophysics: twenty Shaun Lovejoy1

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    Lovejoy, Shaun

    Scale, scaling and multifractals in geophysics: twenty years on Shaun Lovejoy1 and Daniel Schertzer number of degrees of freedom approaches to nonlin- ear geophysics: a) the transition from fractal are generally necessary for geophysical applications. We illustrate these ideas with data analyses from both

  8. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-4885, 2010

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-4885, 2010 EGU General Assembly 2010 © Author(s) 2010 The DIGISOIL multi-sensor system: from geophysical measurements to soil properties. Gilles geophysical technologies for answering this societal demand. To this aim, DIGISOIL addresses four issues

  9. Syllabus: Applied Environmental Geophysics MGG 525 Fall 2011, 3 credits

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    Miami, University of

    1 Syllabus: Applied Environmental Geophysics MGG 525 Fall 2011, 3 credits (Version 110824e) Instructor: Mark Grasmueck, Associate Professor Marine Geology and Geophysics RSMAS University of Miami Tel: The purpose of this course is to familiarize you with the fundamentals of near-surface geophysical site

  10. Geophysical detection and structural characterization of discontinuities in rock

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Geophysical detection and structural characterization of discontinuities in rock slopes (J. Deparis geophysical methods (seismic, electric and electromagnetic) are available to address this problem, differing and geophysical methods for characterizing the rock mass. Section 2 is dedicated to a review of the main

  11. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-8384, 2010

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-8384, 2010 EGU General Assembly 2010 © Author are known to be highly dependent on local site characteristics. Therefore combining geophysical meth- ods. In order to calibrate geophysical measurements, obser- vations of 130 boreholes (4 meters deep) were made

  12. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-11992, 2010

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-11992, 2010 EGU General Assembly 2010 © Author(s) 2010 Contribution of the airborne geophysical survey to the study of the regolith : A case study of regolith properties: superficial studies combining geology, geochemistry and geophysics become essential

  13. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-4993, 2010

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-4993, 2010 EGU General Assembly 2010 © Author(s) 2010 Geophysical observations at cavity collapse Philippe Jousset, Behrooz Bazargan-Sabet, François relate the variations of the brine pumping rate with the evolutions of the induced geophysical signals

  14. NATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL DATA CENTER NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

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    NATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL DATA CENTER NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION U.S. DEPARTMENT Graig McHendrie Stuart M. Smith National Geophysical Data Center Boulder, Colorado September 1977 countries participated in a workshop at the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) in Boulder, Colorado

  15. DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology

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    DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology University of Hawaii at Manoa REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS The minor requires GG 101 (or 103) & 101L or GG 170, 200, and 11 credits hours of non-introductory Geology and Geophysics courses at the 300

  16. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 24, NO. 23, PAGES 3097-3100, DECEMBER 1, 1997 Applicability of wavelet algorithm for geophysical

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    Vasilyev, Oleg V.

    GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 24, NO. 23, PAGES 3097-3100, DECEMBER 1, 1997 Applicability of wavelet algorithm for geophysical viscoelastic flow Oleg V. Vasilyev,1 David A. Yuen,2 and Yuri Yu. Podladchikov3 Abstract. This paper introduces a newly developed wavelet technique for modeling of geophysical

  17. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 27, NO. 22, PAGES 2615-3618, NOVEMBER 15, 2000 Geodetic network optimization for geophysical parameters

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    Tingley, Joseph V.

    GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 27, NO. 22, PAGES 2615-3618, NOVEMBER 15, 2000 3615 Geodetic network optimization for geophysical parameters Geoffrey Blewitt Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology is gener- alized here, to seek the network configuration that optimizes the precision of geophysical

  18. Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah Advisors for Undergraduate Geology & Geophysics Students (2014-15 academic year)

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    Johnson, Cari

    Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah Advisors for Undergraduate Geology & Geophysics Students (2014-15 academic year): General Academic Advising for Geology & Geophysics Majors ­ Ms. Judy for Geology Emphasis, Geoscience Major ­ Prof. Brenda Bowen (email: brenda.bowen@ utah.edu, office: 341 FASB

  19. Planetary nebulae, tracers of stellar nucleosynthesis

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    Grazyna Stasinska

    2007-08-31

    We review the information that planetary nebulae and their immediate progenitors, the post-AGB objects, can provide to probe the nucleosynthesis and mixing in low and intermediate mass stars. We emphasize new approaches based on high signal-to-noise spectroscopy of planetary nebulae and of their central stars. We mention some of the problems still to overcome. We emphasize that, as found by several authors, planetary nebulae in low metallicity environments cannot be used to probe the oxygen abundance in the interstellar medium out of which their progenitors were formed, because of abundance modification during stellar evolution.

  20. GEOPHYSICS FOR SLOPE STABILITY ROBERT HACK

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    Hack, Robert

    GEOPHYSICS FOR SLOPE STABILITY ROBERT HACK Section Engineering Geology, Centre for Technical-mail: hack@itc.nl (Received 2 June, 2000; Accepted 4 September, 2000) Abstract. A pre-requisite in slope Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. #12;424 ROBERT HACK the slope material with, for example, manganese

  1. Leasing and Exploration * Seismic geophysical surveys

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    #12;Leasing and Exploration * Seismic geophysical surveys * Exploratory drilling using various of these incremental steps; leasing and exploration. Subsequent phases of OCS development (production, transportation) prepared by MMS, as well as pertinent research on the bowhead whale and matters related to oil exploration

  2. INVERSION FOR APPLIED GEOPHYSICS: A TUTORIAL

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    velocity, electrical conductivity, or magnetic susceptibility. The appropriate geophysical survey. To obtain that information the data need to be inverted to generate a 3D subsurface distribution principles. Our goal is to present those principles, discuss in detail the essential elements of the inverse

  3. Geophysics of Chemical Heterogeneity in the Mantle

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    Stixrude, Lars

    , transition zone Abstract Chemical heterogeneity, produced by the near-surface rock cycle and dom- inatedGeophysics of Chemical Heterogeneity in the Mantle Lars Stixrude and Carolina Lithgow. This lithologic-scale chemical het- erogeneity may survive in the mantle for as long as the age of Earth because

  4. Transdimensional Approaches to Geophysical Inverse Problems

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    Bodin, Thomas

    complicated and quantitative mechanisms with simple qualitative concepts. This research was supported underTransdimensional Approaches to Geophysical Inverse Problems Thomas Bodin October 2010 A thesis Except where otherwise indicated in the text, the research described in this thesis is my own original

  5. GeophysicalResearchLetters RESEARCH LETTER

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    Gordon, Arnold L.

    GeophysicalResearchLetters RESEARCH LETTER 10.1002/2014GL061661 Key Points: · The 1934 drought), The worst North American drought year of the last millennium: 1934, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10 North American drought year of the last millennium: 1934 Benjamin I. Cook1,2 , Richard Seager2

  6. GeophysicalResearchLetters RESEARCH LETTER

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    GeophysicalResearchLetters RESEARCH LETTER 10.1002/2014GL061661 Key Points: · The 1934 drought), The worst North American drought year of the last millennium: 1934, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 7298­7305, doi Published online 18 OCT 2014 The worst North American drought year of the last millennium: 1934 Benjamin I

  7. Advanced signal processing in geophysical remote sensing

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    Witten, A.J.; King, W.C.

    1993-06-01

    This paper describes advanced signal processing methods which have improved the capabilities to detect and image the subsurface environment with geophysical remote sensing techniques. Field results are presented showing target detection, subsurface characterizations, and imaging of insitu waste treatment processes, all previously unachievable with such tools as ground penetrating radar, magnetometry and seismic.

  8. Advanced signal processing in geophysical remote sensing

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    Witten, A.J. ); King, W.C. . Dept. of Geography and Environmental Engineering)

    1993-01-01

    This paper describes advanced signal processing methods which have improved the capabilities to detect and image the subsurface environment with geophysical remote sensing techniques. Field results are presented showing target detection, subsurface characterizations, and imaging of insitu waste treatment processes, all previously unachievable with such tools as ground penetrating radar, magnetometry and seismic.

  9. Planetary geography: a college course curriculum development 

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    Bryan, Greg Alan

    1997-01-01

    about stars, planets, and galaxies. The introduction also describes the types of bodies that make up the solar system and their spatial distribution. The unit on planetary morphologic processes reviews tectonism, volcanism, and gradational processes...

  10. COLLOQUIUM: Fusion Rockets for Planetary Defense | Princeton...

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    December 9, 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm Colloquia MBG AUDITORIUM COLLOQUIUM: Fusion Rockets for Planetary Defense Dr. Glen Wurden Los Alamos National Laboratory Colloquium Committee:...

  11. Enhancing Human and Planetary Health Through Innovation

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    Brown, Ben

    2014-10-17

    Ben Brown mesmerizes the audience on how to enhance human and planetary health through innovation at our '8 Big Ideas' Science at the Theater event on October 8th, 2014, in Oakland, California.

  12. College of Natural Science and Mathematics Department of Geology and Geophysics

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    Hartman, Chris

    gEophySicS College of Natural Science and Mathematics Department of Geology and Geophysics 907 credits The geophysics program at UAF specializes in several broad areas of re- search and is closely connected with the Geophysical Institute. Although much of the research conducted by geophysics faculty

  13. JournalofGeophysicalResearch: SpacePhysics RESEARCH ARTICLE

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    Gurnett, Donald A.

    of ionospheric plasma to lower altitudes due to increased solar wind dynamic pressure. MARSIS topside sounding Sounding (MARSIS) on board the Mars Express (MEX) spacecraft. A powerful ICME impacted the Martian a strong response in the charged particle detector of the High-Energy Neutron Detector (HEND) on board

  14. JournalofGeophysicalResearch: SpacePhysics RESEARCH ARTICLE

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    Ebert, Ute

    -Rojas, Y. Yair, and C. Price (2014), Coupling between atmospheric layers in gaseous giant planets due. Yair4 , and C. Price2 1Institute for Astrophysics of Andalusia, Granada, Spain, 2Department'anana, Israel Abstract Atmospheric electricity has been detected in all gaseous giants of our solar system

  15. Geophysical constraints on contaminant transport modeling in a heterogeneous fluvial aquifer

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    Zheng, Chunmiao

    Geophysical constraints on contaminant transport modeling in a heterogeneous fluvial aquifer Jerry the geophysically derived hydraulic conductivity representation in numerical simulations of the natural the effectiveness of geophysically derived and flowmeter based representations of the hydraulic conductivity field

  16. Applying petroleum geophysics to astrophysics: Quantitative 4D seismic study of the solar interior

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    Crawford, Ian

    Applying petroleum geophysics to astrophysics: Quantitative 4D seismic study, is to a significant extent based on tomographic methods developed in geophysics. The proposed time-lapse seismic methods developed in petroleum geophysics offer the next

  17. Highlights of the 2009 SEG summer research workshop on "CO2 Sequestration Geophysics"

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    Lumley, D.

    2010-01-01

    on “CO 2 Sequestration Geophysics” David Lumley (U. W.on “CO 2 Sequestration Geophysics” was held August 23-27,sequestration: Model Studies: Geophysics, 73, WA105-WA112.

  18. Geophysical Prospecting 31,265-292, 1983. REFLECTION OF ELASTIC WAVES FROM

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    Santos, Juan

    Geophysical Prospecting 31,265-292, 1983. REFLECTION OF ELASTIC WAVES FROM PERIODICALLY STRATIFIED from Periodically Stratified Media with Interfacial Slip, Geophysical Prospecting 31 phase propagation in some other direction. INTRODUCTION Geophysical media often exhibit anisotropic

  19. Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd Edition 00 (2014) 141 To appear in Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd Edition, Eds. T. Spohn & G. Schubert

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2014-01-01

    Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd Edition 00 (2014) 1­41 To appear in Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd Edition Author manuscript, published in "Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd edition, G. Schubert, T. Spohn (Ed.) (2014) in press" #12;T. Guillot & D. Gautier / Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd Edition 00 (2014) 1­41 2 Contents 1

  20. A Conceptual Model Approach to the Geophysical Exploration of...

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    and the acquisition environment too challenging for seismic reflection to be routinely cost-effective. The geophysical parameter most commonly correlated with the overall...

  1. Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource Characterization

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    DOE Geothermal Peer Review 2010 - Presentation. This project aims to develop improved geophysical imaging method for characterizing subsurface structure, identify fluid locations, and characterize fractures.

  2. Geophysical logging case history of the Raft River geothermal...

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    5490655 Citation Applegate, J. K.; Moens, T. A. . 411980. Geophysical logging case history of the Raft River geothermal system, Idaho. () : DOE Information Bridge. Related...

  3. Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource Characterization

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    Zhang, Haijiang

    2012-01-01

    We describe the ongoing development of joint geophysical imaging methodologies for geothermal site characterization and demonstrate their potential in two regions: Krafla volcano and associated geothermal fields in ...

  4. Geophysical Setting of the Blue Mountain Geothermal Area, North...

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    Geophysical Setting of the Blue Mountain Geothermal Area, North-Central Nevada and Its Relationship to a Crustal-Scale Fracture Associated with the Inception of the Yellowstone...

  5. The Possible Belts for Extrasolar Planetary Systems

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    Ing-Guey Jiang; M. Duncan; D. N. C. Lin

    2006-10-30

    More than 100 extrasolar planets have been discovered since 1990s. Different from the solar system, these planets' orbital eccentricities cover a huge range from 0 to 0.7. Incidently, the first Kuiper Belt Object was discovered in 1992. Thus, an interesting and important question will be whether extrasolar planetary systems could have structures like Kuiper Belt or asteroid belt. We investigate the stability of these planetary systems with different orbital eccentricities by the similar procedures in Rabl & Dvorak (1988) and Holman & Wiegert (1999). We claim that most extrasolar planetary systems can have their own belts at the outer regions. However, we find that the orbits with high--eccentricity is very powerful in depletion of these populations.

  6. ChemCam data abundant at Planetary Conference

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    ChemCam data abundant at Planetary Conference ChemCam data abundant at Planetary Conference Members of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover ChemCam team will present more...

  7. Multiple Instrument Distributed Aperture Sensor (MIDAS) For Planetary Remote Sensing

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    Marcus, Philip S.

    Multiple Instrument Distributed Aperture Sensor (MIDAS) For Planetary Remote Sensing Joe Pitman An innovative approach that enables greatly increased return from planetary science remote sensing missions as the primary remote sensing science payload, thereby reducing the cost, resources, complexity, integration

  8. Use of Geophysical Techniques to Characterize Fluid Flow in a Geothermal Reservoir

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    Project objectives: Joint inversion of geophysical data for ground water flow imaging; Reduced the cost in geothermal exploration and monitoring; & Combined passive and active geophysical methods.

  9. Publications of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology University of Hawaii

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    Publications of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology University of Hawaii 2000 1 Sensing Volcanism, Remote Sensing of Active Volcanism, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 116, Mouginis

  10. Time-lapse Joint Inversion of Geophysical Data and its Applications...

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    Time-lapse Joint Inversion of Geophysical Data and its Applications to Geothermal Prospecting Time-lapse Joint Inversion of Geophysical Data and its Applications to Geothermal...

  11. DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES Assistant Professor -Geophysics, Sedimentology, or Geochemistry

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    Brownstone, Rob

    DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES Assistant Professor - Geophysics, Sedimentology position in Geophysics, Sedimentology, or Geochemistry. The appointment is probationary tenure

  12. Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

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    Rhoads, James

    Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students Fall 2012 Application ASU No #12;Page 2 of 5 RESEARCH PROJECT The Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship includes an undergraduate research component in planetary geology, which must be conducted in collaboration with a member

  13. Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

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    Rhoads, James

    Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students Fall 2014 Application ASU No #12;Page 2 of 5 RESEARCH PROJECT The Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship includes an undergraduate research component in planetary geology, which must be conducted in collaboration with a member

  14. Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

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    Rhoads, James

    Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students Fall 2013 Application ASU No #12;Page 2 of 5 RESEARCH PROJECT The Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship includes an undergraduate research component in planetary geology, which must be conducted in collaboration with a member

  15. GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 133, 379389, 1998 1 A continuous plate-tectonic model using geophysical data

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    GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 133, 379­389, 1998 1 A continuous plate-tectonic model using and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 96822, USA Summary A continuous kinematic model of present day of the standard plate model; the differences, however, are systematic and indicate the greater proportion of spin

  16. Modeling and Evaluation of Geophysical Methods for Monitoring and Tracking CO2 Migration

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    Daniels, Jeff

    2012-11-30

    Geological sequestration has been proposed as a viable option for mitigating the vast amount of CO{sub 2} being released into the atmosphere daily. Test sites for CO{sub 2} injection have been appearing across the world to ascertain the feasibility of capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide. A major concern with full scale implementation is monitoring and verifying the permanence of injected CO{sub 2}. Geophysical methods, an exploration industry standard, are non-invasive imaging techniques that can be implemented to address that concern. Geophysical methods, seismic and electromagnetic, play a crucial role in monitoring the subsurface pre- and post-injection. Seismic techniques have been the most popular but electromagnetic methods are gaining interest. The primary goal of this project was to develop a new geophysical tool, a software program called GphyzCO2, to investigate the implementation of geophysical monitoring for detecting injected CO{sub 2} at test sites. The GphyzCO2 software consists of interconnected programs that encompass well logging, seismic, and electromagnetic methods. The software enables users to design and execute 3D surface-to-surface (conventional surface seismic) and borehole-to-borehole (cross-hole seismic and electromagnetic methods) numerical modeling surveys. The generalized flow of the program begins with building a complex 3D subsurface geological model, assigning properties to the models that mimic a potential CO{sub 2} injection site, numerically forward model a geophysical survey, and analyze the results. A test site located in Warren County, Ohio was selected as the test site for the full implementation of GphyzCO2. Specific interest was placed on a potential reservoir target, the Mount Simon Sandstone, and cap rock, the Eau Claire Formation. Analysis of the test site included well log data, physical property measurements (porosity), core sample resistivity measurements, calculating electrical permittivity values, seismic data collection, and seismic interpretation. The data was input into GphyzCO2 to demonstrate a full implementation of the software capabilities. Part of the implementation investigated the limits of using geophysical methods to monitor CO{sub 2} injection sites. The results show that cross-hole EM numerical surveys are limited to under 100 meter borehole separation. Those results were utilized in executing numerical EM surveys that contain hypothetical CO{sub 2} injections. The outcome of the forward modeling shows that EM methods can detect the presence of CO{sub 2}.

  17. FOURIER TRANSFORM METHODS IN GEOPHYSICS David Sandwell, January, 2013

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    Sandwell, David T.

    1 FOURIER TRANSFORM METHODS IN GEOPHYSICS David Sandwell, January, 2013 1. Fourier Transforms Fourier transform are use in many areas of geophysics such as image processing, time series analysis, and antenna design. Here we focus on the use of fourier transforms for solving linear partial differential

  18. PETER LEE OLSON Present Position: Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

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    Olson, Peter L.

    Power Plant Siting Program Scientific Steering Panel, NASA GRM mission University Corporation of California, Berkeley, California M.A. Geophysics, June 1974, University of California, Berkeley, California B of California, Berkeley (1980) Assistant Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Johns Hopkins University

  19. PETER LEE OLSON Present Position: Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

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    Olson, Peter L.

    Union, Tectonophysics Section Scientific Advisory Board, Maryland Power Plant Siting Program Scientific Dynamics EDUCATION: Ph.D. Geophysics, June 1977, University of California, Berkeley, California M.A. Geophysics, June 1974, University of California, Berkeley, California B.A. Geology, June 1972, University

  20. PETER LEE OLSON Present Position: Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

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    Olson, Peter L.

    Union, Tectonophysics Section Scientific Advisory Board, Maryland Power Plant Siting Program Scientific of California, Berkeley, California M.A. Geophysics, June 1974, University of California, Berkeley, California B of California, Berkeley (1980) Assistant Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Johns Hopkins University

  1. DEVELOPING GIS VISUALIZATION WEB SERVICES FOR GEOPHYSICAL APPLICATIONS

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    DEVELOPING GIS VISUALIZATION WEB SERVICES FOR GEOPHYSICAL APPLICATIONS A. Sayar a,b. *, M. Pierce Commission II, WG II/2 KEY WORDS: GIS, Geophysics, Visualization, Internet/Web, Interoperability, Networks Information System (GIS) community. In this paper we will describe our group's efforts to implement GIS

  2. Geology and Geophysics College of Science code-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Geology and Geophysics College of Science code-BS Code-GEOP 120 Credits "C-"or better required Geology Field Experience (summer) (3) Science/Engineering Elective (2xxxx or above) (3) Science ******************************************************************************************************************************** (effective Fall 2013) #12;Geology and Geophysics http

  3. Numerical Simulation in Applied Geophysics. From the Mesoscale to the

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    Santos, Juan

    Seismic wave propagation is a common technique used in hydrocarbon exploration geophysics, mining's crust and induce attenuation, dispersion and anisotropy of the seismic waves observed at the macroscale process. Numerical Simulation in Applied Geophysics. From the Mesoscale to the Macroscale ­ p. #12

  4. Missouri University of Science and Technology 1 Geology and Geophysics

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    Missouri-Rolla, University of

    Missouri University of Science and Technology 1 Geology and Geophysics Graduate work in Geology are designed to provide you with an understanding of the fundamentals and principles of geology, geochemistry and Environmental Geochemistry · Mineralogy/Petrology/Economic Geology · Geophysics/Tectonics/Remote Sensing

  5. Jets and Tori in Proto-Planetary Nebulae

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    P. J. Huggins

    2007-03-21

    We investigate the time sequence for the appearance of jets and molecular tori in the transition of stars from the Asymptotic Giant Branch to the planetary nebula phase. Jets and tori are prominent features of this evolution, but their origins are uncertain. Using optical and millimeter line kinematics, we determine the ejection history in a sample of well-observed cases. We find that jets and tori develop nearly simultaneously. We also find evidence that jets typically appear slightly later than tori, with a lag time of a few hundred years. These characteristics provide strong evidence that jets and tori are physically related, and they set new constraints on theories of jet formation. The ejection of a discrete torus followed by jets on a short time scale favors the class of models in which a companion interacts with the central star. Models with long time scales, or with jets followed by a torus, are ruled out.

  6. Category:Geophysical Techniques | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmentalBowerbank,CammackFLIR Jump to: navigation, searchGeophysical Techniques Jump to:

  7. Six Hot Topics in Planetary Astronomy

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    David Jewitt

    2008-11-14

    Six hot topics in modern planetary astronomy are described: 1) lightcurves and densities of small bodies 2) colors of Kuiper belt objects and the distribution of the ultrared matter 3) spectroscopy and the crystallinity of ice in the outer Solar system 4) irregular satellites of the giant planets 5) the Main Belt Comets and 6) comets and meteor stream parents.

  8. Detailed Geophysical Fault Characterization in Yucca Flat, Nevada Test Site, Nevada

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    Theodore H. Asch; Donald Sweetkind; Bethany L. Burton; Erin L. Wallin

    2009-02-10

    Yucca Flat is a topographic and structural basin in the northeastern part of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) in Nye County, Nevada. Between the years 1951 and 1992, 659 underground nuclear tests took place in Yucca Flat; most were conducted in large, vertical excavations that penetrated alluvium and the underlying Cenozoic volcanic rocks. Radioactive and other potential chemical contaminants at the NTS are the subject of a long-term program of investigation and remediation by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Site Office, under its Environmental Restoration Program. As part of the program, the DOE seeks to assess the extent of contamination and to evaluate the potential risks to humans and the environment from byproducts of weapons testing. To accomplish this objective, the DOE Environmental Restoration Program is constructing and calibrating a ground-water flow model to predict hydrologic flow in Yucca Flat as part of an effort to quantify the subsurface hydrology of the Nevada Test Site. A necessary part of calibrating and evaluating a model of the flow system is an understanding of the location and characteristics of faults that may influence ground-water flow. In addition, knowledge of fault-zone architecture and physical properties is a fundamental component of the containment of the contamination from underground nuclear tests, should such testing ever resume at the Nevada Test Site. The goal of the present investigation is to develop a detailed understanding of the geometry and physical properties of fault zones in Yucca Flat. This study was designed to investigate faults in greater detail and to characterize fault geometry, the presence of fault splays, and the fault-zone width. Integrated geological and geophysical studies have been designed and implemented to work toward this goal. This report describes the geophysical surveys conducted near two drill holes in Yucca Flat, the data analyses performed, and the integrated interpretations developed from the suite of geophysical methodologies utilized in this investigation. Data collection for this activity started in the spring of 2005 and continued into 2006. A suite of electrical geophysical surveys were run in combination with ground magnetic surveys; these surveys resulted in high-resolution subsurface data that portray subsurface fault geometry at the two sites and have identified structures not readily apparent from surface geologic mapping, potential field geophysical data, or surface effects fracture maps.

  9. New perspectives on superparameterization for geophysical turbulence

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    Majda, Andrew J.; Grooms, Ian

    2014-08-15

    This is a research expository paper regarding superparameterization, a class of multi-scale numerical methods designed to cope with the intermittent multi-scale effects of inhomogeneous geophysical turbulence where energy often inverse-cascades from the unresolved scales to the large scales through the effects of waves, jets, vortices, and latent heat release from moist processes. Original as well as sparse space–time superparameterization algorithms are discussed for the important case of moist atmospheric convection including the role of multi-scale asymptotic methods in providing self-consistent constraints on superparameterization algorithms and related deterministic and stochastic multi-cloud parameterizations. Test models for the statistical numerical analysis of superparameterization algorithms are discussed both to elucidate the performance of the basic algorithms and to test their potential role in efficient multi-scale data assimilation. The very recent development of grid-free seamless stochastic superparameterization methods for geophysical turbulence appropriate for “eddy-permitting” mesoscale ocean turbulence is presented here including a general formulation and illustrative applications to two-layer quasigeostrophic turbulence, and another difficult test case involving one-dimensional models of dispersive wave turbulence. This last test case has randomly generated solitons as coherent structures which collapse and radiate wave energy back to the larger scales, resulting in strong direct and inverse turbulent energy cascades.

  10. CURRICULUM VITAE TARJE NISSEN-MEYER address: ETH Zurich, Institute of Geophysics

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    Nissen-Meyer, Tarje

    CURRICULUM VITAE TARJE NISSEN-MEYER address: ETH Zurich, Institute of Geophysics Sonneggstrasse 5: ++41 (0) 44 633 3154 fax: ++41 (0) 44 633 1065 AUGUST 5, 2010 Education 2007 Ph.D. Geophysics in field geology, mathematics, seismology, geodynamics, geophysics 2001 Diplom Geophysics (M

  11. The evolution of planetary nebulae. V. The diffuse X-ray emission

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    M. Steffen; D. Schoenberner; A. Warmuth

    2008-09-05

    Observations with space-borne X-ray telescopes revealed the existence of soft, diffuse X-ray emission from the inner regions of planetary nebulae. Although the existing images support the idea that this emission arises from the hot shocked central-star wind which fills the inner cavity of a planetary nebula, existing models have difficulties to explain the observations consistently. We investigate how the inclusion of thermal conduction changes the physical parameters of the hot shocked wind gas and the amount of X-ray emission predicted by time-dependent hydrodynamical models of planetary nebulae with central stars of normal, hydrogen-rich surface composition. The radiation hydrodynamical models show that heat conduction leads to lower temperatures and higher densities within a bubble and brings the physical properties of the X-ray emitting domain into close agreement with the values derived from observations. Depending on the central-star mass and the evolutionary phase, our models predict X-ray [0.45--2.5 keV] luminosities between $10^{-8}$ and $10^{-4}$ of the stellar bolometric luminosities, in good agreement with the observations. Less than 1% of the wind power is radiated away in this X-ray band. Although temperature, density, and also the mass of the hot bubble is significantly altered by heat conduction, the dynamics of the whole system remains practically the same. Heat conduction allows the construction of nebular models which predict the correct amount of X-ray emission and at the same time are fully consistent with the observed mass-loss rate and wind speed. Thermal conduction must be considered as a viable physical process for explaining the diffuse X-ray emission from planetary nebulae with closed inner cavities. Magnetic fields must then be absent or extremely weak.

  12. Expedited Site Characterization geophysics: Geophysical methods and tools for site characterization

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    Goldstein, N.E.

    1994-03-01

    This report covers five classes of geophysical technologies: Magnetics; Electrical/electromagnetic; Seismic reflection; Gamma-ray spectrometry; and Metal-specific spectrometry. Except for radiometry, no other classes of geophysical tedmologies are specific for direct detection of the types of contaminants present at the selected sites. For each of the five classes covered, the report gives a general description of the methodology, its field use, and its general applicability to the ESC Project. In addition, the report gives a sample of the most promising instruments available for each class, including the following information: Hardware/software attributes; Purchase and rental costs; Survey rate and operating costs; and Other applicable information based on case history and field evaluations.

  13. Laser Mass Spectrometry in Planetary Science

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    Wurz, P.; Whitby, J. A.; Managadze, G. G.

    2009-06-16

    Knowing the chemical, elemental, and isotopic composition of planetary objects allows the study of their origin and evolution within the context of our solar system. Exploration plans in planetary research of several space agencies consider landing spacecraft for future missions. Although there have been successful landers in the past, more landers are foreseen for Mars and its moons, Venus, the jovian moons, and asteroids. Furthermore, a mass spectrometer on a landed spacecraft can assist in the sample selection in a sample-return mission and provide mineralogical context, or identify possible toxic soils on Mars for manned Mars exploration. Given the resources available on landed spacecraft mass spectrometers, as well as any other instrument, have to be highly miniaturised.

  14. Comparison of integral equation and physical scale modelling of the electromagnetic response of models

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    Farquharson, Colin G.

    Comparison of integral equation and physical scale modelling of the electromagnetic response history of EM numerical modelling in geophysics. · Another integral equation modelling program;Introduction: a brief history · Two main approaches to numerical modelling: integral equation; finite

  15. Brownian Motion in Planetary Migration

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    Ruth A. Murray-Clay; Eugene I. Chiang

    2006-07-10

    A residual planetesimal disk of mass 10-100 Earth masses remained in the outer solar system following the birth of the giant planets, as implied by the existence of the Oort cloud, coagulation requirements for Pluto, and inefficiencies in planet formation. Upon gravitationally scattering planetesimal debris, planets migrate. Orbital migration can lead to resonance capture, as evidenced here in the Kuiper and asteroid belts, and abroad in extra-solar systems. Finite sizes of planetesimals render migration stochastic ("noisy"). At fixed disk mass, larger (fewer) planetesimals generate more noise. Extreme noise defeats resonance capture. We employ order-of-magnitude physics to construct an analytic theory for how a planet's orbital semi-major axis fluctuates in response to random planetesimal scatterings. To retain a body in resonance, the planet's semi-major axis must not random walk a distance greater than the resonant libration width. We translate this criterion into an analytic formula for the retention efficiency of the resonance as a function of system parameters, including planetesimal size. We verify our results with tailored numerical simulations. Application of our theory reveals that capture of Resonant Kuiper belt objects by a migrating Neptune remains effective if the bulk of the primordial disk was locked in bodies having sizes 1000 km was less than a few percent. Coagulation simulations produce a size distribution of primordial planetesimals that easily satisfies these constraints. We conclude that stochasticity did not interfere with, nor modify in any substantive way, Neptune's ability to capture and retain Resonant Kuiper belt objects during its migration.

  16. MODELING COUPLED FLUID FLOW AND GEOMECHANICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL PHENOMENA WITHIN

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    MODELING COUPLED FLUID FLOW AND GEOMECHANICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL PHENOMENA WITHIN A FINITE ELEMENT for the modeling of geomechanical effects induced by reservoir production/injection and the cyclic dependence

  17. A Geological And Geophysical Appraisal Of The Baca Geothermal...

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    A Geological And Geophysical Appraisal Of The Baca Geothermal Field, Valles Caldera, New Mexico Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article:...

  18. A Geothermal Field Model Based On Geophysical And Thermal Prospectings...

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    Field Model Based On Geophysical And Thermal Prospectings In Nea Kessani (Ne Greece) Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: A...

  19. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Supporting Information for "Eddy-mediated

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    Stewart, Andrew

    GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Supporting Information for "Eddy-mediated transport of warm, and over- turning circulation. 1 Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. 2 Environmental Sciences and Engineering, California

  20. Bubbles in Planetary Nebulae and Clusters of Galaxies: Slowly Precessing Jets

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    Noam Soker

    2007-01-16

    I derive the condition for narrow jets with varying axis, e.g., precessing jets, to inflate more or less spherical (fat) bubbles in planetary nebulae and clusters of galaxies. This work follows a previous work dealing with wide jets, i.e., having a wide opening angle. The expressions derive here are qualitatively and quantitatively similar to the conditions for inflating fat bubbles by non-precessing wide jets. This follows the similar physical cause of inflating fat bubbles, which is that the jet deposits energy inside the bubble. Fat bubbles in planetary nebulae (and similar stellar systems) and in clusters of galaxies, are likely to be formed by wide jets, precessing jets, or other jets whose axis is not constant relative to the medium they expand into.

  1. Mike Batzle holds the Baker Hughes Distinguished Chair of Petrophysics and Borehole Geophysics, at the Colorado School of Mines, where he has been a member of the geophysics

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    Mike Batzle holds the Baker Hughes Distinguished Chair of Petrophysics and Borehole Geophysics, at the Colorado School of Mines, where he has been a member of the geophysics department for the past 17 years from the University of California, Riverside, and a PhD in geophysics from MIT. His main interests have

  2. REVIEWSOF GEOPHYSICS,VOL. 25, NO. 2, PAGES153-161, MARCH1987 U.S. NATIONAL REPORT TO INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEODESY AND GEOPHYSICS 1983-1986

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    Dozier, Jeff

    REVIEWSOF GEOPHYSICS,VOL. 25, NO. 2, PAGES153-161, MARCH1987 U.S. NATIONAL REPORT TO INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEODESY AND GEOPHYSICS 1983-1986 RecentResearchin SnowHydrology JEFF DOZIER Centerfor Remote thespectraldistri- butionof the incomingsolardirectanddiffuseirradianceand thespectralalbedo: Copyfight1987bytheAmericanGeophysical

  3. Volatiles as a link between planetary interiors and the environment

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    Black, Benjamin A. (Benjamin Alexander)

    2013-01-01

    Volatiles derived from planetary interiors influence magma evolution and environmental processes. Over appropriate timescales, Earth's mantle, crust, ocean, and atmosphere constitute coupled systems. The apparently synchronous ...

  4. Frontiers in Planetary and Stellar Magnetism through High-Performance...

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    Hwang, project co-PI Frontiers in Planetary and Stellar Magnetism through High-Performance Computing PI Name: Jonathan Aurnou PI Email: aurnou@ucla.edu Institution: University...

  5. Definition, Expansion and Screening of Architectures for Planetary Exploration Class Nuclear Electric Propulsion and Power Systems

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    Definition, Expansion and Screening of Architectures for Planetary Exploration Class Nuclear, expansion and screening of Nuclear Electric Propulsion and Power concepts capable of achieving planetary left blank 2 #12;Definition, Expansion and Screening of Architectures for Planetary Exploration Class

  6. GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOSYSTEMS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, The influence of non-uniform ambient noise on1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOSYSTEMS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, The influence of non, Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Sonneggstrasse 5, Zurich, Switzerland. T. Nissen-Meyer, Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Sonneggstrasse 5, Zurich, Switzerland. Olaf Schenk, Institute of Computational

  7. Nonlinear symmetric stability of planetary atmospheres

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    Bowman, J.C.; Shepherd, T.G.

    1994-11-01

    The energy-Casimir method is applied to the problem of symmetric stability in the context of a compressible, hydrostatic planetary atmosphere with a general equation of state. Linear stability criteria for symmetric disturbances to a zonally symmetric baroclinic flow are obtained. In the special case of a perfect gas the results of Stevens (1983) are recovered. Nonlinear stability conditions are also obtained that, in addition to implying linear stability, provide an upper bound on a certain positive-definite measure of disturbance amplitude.

  8. Understanding biogeobatteries: Where geophysics meets microbiology

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    Revil, A.; Mendonca, C.A.; Atekwana, E.A.; Kulessa, B.; Hubbard, S.S.; Bohlen, K.

    2009-08-15

    Although recent research suggests that contaminant plumes behave as geobatteries that produce an electrical current in the ground, no associated model exists that honors both geophysical and biogeochemical constraints. Here, we develop such a model to explain the two main electrochemical contributions to self-potential signals in contaminated areas. Both contributions are associated with the gradient of the activity of two types of charge carriers, ions and electrons. In the case of electrons, bacteria act as catalysts for reducing the activation energy needed to exchange the electrons between electron donor and electron acceptor. Possible mechanisms that facilitate electron migration include iron oxides, clays, and conductive biological materials, such as bacterial conductive pili or other conductive extracellular polymeric substances. Because we explicitly consider the role of biotic processes in the geobattery model, we coined the term 'biogeobattery'. After theoretical development of the biogeobattery model, we compare model predictions with self-potential responses associated with laboratory and field-scale conducted in contaminated environments. We demonstrate that the amplitude and polarity of large (>100 mV) self-potential signatures requires the presence of an electronic conductor to serve as a bridge between electron donors and acceptors. Small self-potential anomalies imply that electron donors and electron acceptors are not directly interconnected, but instead result simply from the gradient of the activity of the ionic species that are present in the system.

  9. Rotational stability of tidally deformed planetary I. Matsuyama1

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    Nimmo, Francis

    Rotational stability of tidally deformed planetary bodies I. Matsuyama1 and F. Nimmo2 Received 11 consider the true polar wander (rotational variations driven by mass redistribution) of tidally deformed planetary bodies. The rotation pole of bodies without tidal deformation is stabilized by the component

  10. Tuesday, March 13, 2007 POSTER SESSION I: PLANETARY ANALOGS: OPERATIONS

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    . Everingham M. Wells R. California Space Enterprise Analog Facilities for Exploration Hardware Validation infrastructure, California is well-suited to host terrestrial analog sites supporting lunar and planetary. Hanagud S. Lee P. Paulsen G. Zacny K. Planetary-Prototype Drilling Automation at a Mars-Analog Site [#1914

  11. Evolution of Planetary Systems in Resonance

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    Wilhelm Kley; Jochen Peitz; Geoffrey Bryden

    2003-10-11

    We study the time evolution of two protoplanets still embedded in a protoplanetary disk. The results of two different numerical approaches are presented and compared. In the first approach, the motion of the disk material is computed with viscous hydrodynamical simulations, and the planetary motion is determined by N-body calculations including exactly the gravitational forces exerted by the disk material. In the second approach, only the N-body integration is performed but with additional dissipative forces included such as to mimic the effect of the disk torques acting on the disk. This type of modeling is much faster than the full hydrodynamical simulations, and gives comparative results provided that parameters are adjusted properly. Resonant capture of the planets is seen in both approaches, where the order of the resonance depends on the properties of the disk and the planets. Resonant capture leads to a rise in the eccentricity and to an alignment of the spatial orientation of orbits. The numerical results are compared with the observed planetary systems in mean motion resonance (Gl 867, HD 82943, and 55 Cnc). We find that the forcing together of two planets by their parent disk produces resonant configurations similar to those observed, but that eccentricity damping greater than that obtained in our hydrodynamic simulations is required to match the GJ 876 observations.

  12. The (In)Stability of Planetary Systems

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    Rory Barnes; Thomas Quinn

    2004-01-09

    We present results of numerical simulations which examine the dynamical stability of known planetary systems, a star with two or more planets. First we vary the initial conditions of each system based on observational data. We then determine regions of phase space which produce stable planetary configurations. For each system we perform 1000 ~1 million year integrations. We examine upsilon And, HD83443, GJ876, HD82943, 47UMa, HD168443, and the solar system (SS). We find that the resonant systems, 2 planets in a first order mean motion resonance, (HD82943 and GJ876) have very narrow zones of stability. The interacting systems, not in first order resonance, but able to perturb each other (upsilon And, 47UMa, and SS) have broad regions of stability. The separated systems, 2 planets beyond 10:1 resonance, (we only examine HD83443 and HD168443) are fully stable. Furthermore we find that the best fits to the interacting and resonant systems place them very close to unstable regions. The boundary in phase space between stability and instability depends strongly on the eccentricities, and (if applicable) the proximity of the system to perfect resonance. In addition to million year integrations, we also examined stability on ~100 million year timescales. For each system we ran ~10 long term simulations, and find that the Keplerian fits to these systems all contain configurations which may be regular on this timescale.

  13. Hydromechanical transmission with compound planetary assembly

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    Orshansky, Jr., deceased, Elias (late of San Francisco, CA); Weseloh, William E. (San Diego, CA)

    1980-01-01

    A power transmission having three distinct ranges: (1) hydrostatic, (2) simple power-split hydromechanical, and (3) compound power-split hydromechanical. A single compound planetary assembly has two sun gears, two ring gears, and a single carrier with two sets of elongated planet gears. The two sun gears may be identical in size, and the two ring gears may be identical in size. A speed-varying module in driving relationship to the first sun gear is clutchable, in turn, to (1) the input shaft and (2) the second sun gear. The speed-varying means may comprise a pair of hydraulic units hydraulically interconnected so that one serves as a pump while the other serves as a motor and vice versa, one of the units having a variable stroke and being the one clutchable to either the input shaft or to the second sun gear. The other unit, which may have a fixed stroke, is connected in driving relation to the first sun gear. A brake grounds the carrier in the first range and in reverse and causes drive to be delivered to the output shaft through the first ring gear in a hydrostatic mode, the first ring gear being rigidly connected to the output shaft. The input shaft is also clutchable to the second ring gear of the compound planetary assembly.

  14. Planetary nebula progenitors that swallow binary systems

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    Soker, Noam

    2015-01-01

    I propose that some irregular `messy' planetary nebulae owe their morphologies to triple-stellar evolution where tight binary systems are tidally and frictionally destroyed inside the envelope of asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars. The tight binary system might breakup with one star leaving the system. In an alternative evolution, one of the stars of the brook-up tight binary system falls toward the AGB envelope with low specific angular momentum, and drowns in the envelope. In a different type of destruction process the drag inside the AGB envelope causes the tight binary system to merge. This releases gravitational energy within the AGB envelope, leading to a very asymmetrical envelope ejection, with an irregular and `messy' planetary nebula as a descendant. The evolution of the triple-stellar system before destruction can be in a full common envelope evolution (CEE) or in a grazing envelope evolution (GEE). Both before and after destruction the system might lunch pairs of opposite jets. One pronounced sig...

  15. ! Postdoc in MARINE HYDROGEOLOGY ! EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES "

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    Fisher, Andrew

    ): marine or terrestrial geothermics, numerical modeling of coupled flows (fluid-heat, fluid-solute), familiarity with reflection seismic, multibeam, and/or borehole geophysical data, cross-hole hydrogeologic

  16. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-4777-1, 2010

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-4777-1, 2010 EGU General Assembly 2010 © Author" River and the damage caused can create routes for floods. Geophysical methods such as Multi

  17. Geophysical Investigations of the Mound City Borrow Pits, Ross County, Ohio

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    Benson, Blair

    2012-05-31

    Geophysical subsurface imaging is becoming a common practice in archaeology. Non-invasive geophysical methods provide efficient alternatives to costly and invasive excavations, allowing archaeologists to analyze sites before any excavation is done...

  18. Publications of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology University of Hawaii

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    Publications of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology University of Hawaii 2003 1 volcanic collapse formation, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 4 (9), 1077, doi:10.1029/2002GC000483

  19. Publications of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology University of Hawaii

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    Publications of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology University of Hawaii 2005 1. 2 craters. Journal of Geophysical Research 110, E10001, doi: 10.1029/2004JE002338, 2005. 7. Blewett, D. T

  20. ERNEST LUTHER MAJER Ph.D., June 1978 Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley

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    Ajo-Franklin, Jonathan

    , and for tracking fluid injection fronts. Staff Scientist, Group Leader Geophysics/Geomechanics Group Earth Sciences/Subsurface Geosciences, Geophysics/ Geomechanics Earth Sciences Division, 1994 - 2002 Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Recent

  1. Estimating the hydraulic conductivity at the South Oyster Site from geophysical tomographic data using Bayesian techniques

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    Chen, Jinsong

    Estimating the hydraulic conductivity at the South Oyster Site from geophysical tomographic data velocity for hydraulic conductivity estimation at the South Oyster Site, using a Bayesian framework. Since site- specific relations between hydraulic conductivity and geophysical properties are often nonlinear

  2. Transits and starspots in the WASP-6 planetary system

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    Tregloan-Reed, Jeremy; Burgdorf, M; Novati, S Calchi; Dominik, M; Finet, F; Jørgensen, U G; Maier, G; Mancini, L; Proft, S; Ricci, D; Snodgrass, C; Bozza, V; Browne, P; Dodds, P; Gerner, T; Harpsøe, K; Hinse, T C; Hundertmark, M; Kains, N; Kerins, E; Liebig, C; Penny, M T; Rahvar, S; Sahu, K; Scarpetta, G; Schäfer\\, S; Schönebeck, F; Skottfelt, J; Surdej, J

    2015-01-01

    We present updates to \\textsc{prism}, a photometric transit-starspot model, and \\textsc{gemc}, a hybrid optimisation code combining MCMC and a genetic algorithm. We then present high-precision photometry of four transits in the WASP-6 planetary system, two of which contain a starspot anomaly. All four transits were modelled using \\textsc{prism} and \\textsc{gemc}, and the physical properties of the system calculated. We find the mass and radius of the host star to be $0.836\\pm 0.063\\,{\\rm M}_\\odot$ and $0.864\\pm0.024\\,{\\rm R}_\\odot$, respectively. For the planet we find a mass of $0.485\\pm 0.027\\,{\\rm M}_{\\rm Jup}$, a radius of $1.230\\pm0.035\\,{\\rm R}_{\\rm Jup}$ and a density of $0.244\\pm0.014\\,\\rho_{\\rm Jup}$. These values are consistent with those found in the literature. In the likely hypothesis that the two spot anomalies are caused by the same starspot or starspot complex, we measure the stars rotation period and velocity to be $23.80 \\pm 0.15$\\,d and $1.78 \\pm 0.20$\\,km\\,s$^{-1}$, respectively, at a co-l...

  3. Advances in borehole geophysics for hydrology

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    Nelson, P.H.

    1982-01-01

    Borehole geophysical methods provide vital subsurface information on rock properties, fluid movement, and the condition of engineered borehole structures. Within the first category, salient advances include the continuing improvement of the borehole televiewer, refinement of the electrical conductivity dipmeter for fracture characterization, and the development of a gigahertz-frequency electromagnetic propagation tool for water saturation measurements. The exploration of the rock mass between boreholes remains a challenging problem with high potential; promising methods are now incorporating high-density spatial sampling and sophisticated data processing. Flow-rate measurement methods appear adequate for all but low-flow situations. At low rates the tagging method seems the most attractive. The current exploitation of neutron-activation techniques for tagging means that the wellbore fluid itself is tagged, thereby eliminating the mixing of an alien fluid into the wellbore. Another method uses the acoustic noise generated by flow through constrictions and in and behind casing to detect and locate flaws in the production system. With the advent of field-recorded digital data, the interpretation of logs from sedimentary sequences is now reaching a sophisticated level with the aid of computer processing and the application of statistical methods. Lagging behind are interpretive schemes for the low-porosity, fracture-controlled igneous and metamorphic rocks encountered in the geothermal reservoirs and in potential waste-storage sites. Progress is being made on the general problem of fracture detection by use of electrical and acoustical techniques, but the reliable definition of permeability continues to be an elusive goal.

  4. Well casing-based geophysical sensor apparatus, system and method

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    Daily, William D. (Livermore, CA)

    2010-03-09

    A geophysical sensor apparatus, system, and method for use in, for example, oil well operations, and in particular using a network of sensors emplaced along and outside oil well casings to monitor critical parameters in an oil reservoir and provide geophysical data remote from the wells. Centralizers are affixed to the well casings and the sensors are located in the protective spheres afforded by the centralizers to keep from being damaged during casing emplacement. In this manner, geophysical data may be detected of a sub-surface volume, e.g. an oil reservoir, and transmitted for analysis. Preferably, data from multiple sensor types, such as ERT and seismic data are combined to provide real time knowledge of the reservoir and processes such as primary and secondary oil recovery.

  5. GEOPHYSICAL INVERSION IN AN INTEGRATED EXPLORATION PROGRAM: EXAMPLES FROM THE SAN NICOL AS DEPOSIT

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    GEOPHYSICAL INVERSION IN AN INTEGRATED EXPLORATION PROGRAM: EXAMPLES FROM THE SAN NICOL ´AS DEPOSIT information to the explorationist. This thesis examines the role geophysical inversion can assume in an integrated explo- ration program, and the impact it can have on the results. As an example, geophysical data

  6. Publications of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology University of Hawaii

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    Publications of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology University of Hawaii 2006 1 with an albedo feature near Airy crater in the lunar nearside highlands. Geophysical Research Letters. 9. Boyce viewed by the THEMIS instrument: Double-layered ejecta craters. J. Geophysical Research, 111, E10005, doi

  7. Dr. Benjamin R. Phillips Benjamin Phillips is a Program Director in Geophysics at the National Science

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Dr. Benjamin R. Phillips Benjamin Phillips is a Program Director in Geophysics at the National for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin developing earthquake location techniques in support. Associate Program Director, Geophysics National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22230

  8. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 101, Nos. 56, OctoberDecember 2007, 469487

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    Lathrop, Daniel P.

    Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 101, Nos. 5­6, October­December 2007, 469, USA zInstitute of Geophysics, University of Go¨ ttingen, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, D-37077 Go¨ ttingen (though later work by Banka and *Corresponding author. Email: dpl@complex.umd.edu Geophysical

  9. Journal of Life Sciences 6 (2012) 335-341 The International Research Group in Geophysics Europe

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2012-01-01

    Journal of Life Sciences 6 (2012) 335-341 The International Research Group in Geophysics Europe to create the IRGGEA (International Group in Geophysics Europe Africa) in order to pursue the scientific: Scientific network, ethical rules, geophysics, sustainable research, Africa. 1. Introduction

  10. Multifractals and Wavelets: A potential tool in Geophysics Rudolf H. Riedi, Rice University, Houston, Texas

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    Riedi, Rudolf H.

    Multifractals and Wavelets: A potential tool in Geophysics Rudolf H. Riedi, Rice University of pos- sible applications in geophysics. It is elaborated how a description of the well log measurement to the mentioned elds. This paper is written in the hope of achieving the same in the area of geophysics. The idea

  11. Northern Thailand Geophysics Field Camp: Overview of Activities Lee M. Liberty

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    Barrash, Warren

    Northern Thailand Geophysics Field Camp: Overview of Activities Lee M. Liberty Boise State University conducted a geophysics field camp in northern Thailand in January, 2010 to train students and professionals in geophysical methods to address environmental and engineering challenges. Faculty, technicians

  12. Geophysical methods applied to characterize landfill covers with geocomposite F. Genelle1, 2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Geophysical methods applied to characterize landfill covers with geocomposite F. Genelle1, 2 , C attempt to characterize with geophysical methods the state of landfill covers to detect damages that can. The geophysical methods used were the Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT), cartography with an Automatic

  13. Geophysical Surveying with Marine Networked Mobile Robotic Systems: The WiMUST Project

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    Jesus, Sérgio M.

    Geophysical Surveying with Marine Networked Mobile Robotic Systems: The WiMUST Project [Extended for geophysical surveying. This paper describes the main features of the envisaged developments, with a focus.00. Figure 1: Conventional geophysical surveying using long lines of towed streamers team. Such teams

  14. UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS GRADUATE PROGRAM SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FORM

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    UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA · GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS GRADUATE PROGRAM SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii, 1680 East-West Road, POST 701, Honolulu, HI 96822 For Semester/YEAR FALL ________ SPRING ________ Intended Graduate Program GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS Degree

  15. Resonant Removal of Exomoons During Planetary Migration

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    Spalding, Christopher; Adams, Fred C

    2015-01-01

    Jupiter and Saturn play host to an impressive array of satellites, making it reasonable to suspect that similar systems of moons might exist around giant extrasolar planets. Furthermore, a significant population of such planets is known to reside at distances of several Astronomical Units (AU), leading to speculation that some moons thereof might support liquid water on their surfaces. However, giant planets are thought to undergo inward migration within their natal protoplanetary disks, suggesting that gas giants currently occupying their host star's habitable zone formed further out. Here we show that when a moon-hosting planet undergoes inward migration, dynamical interactions may naturally destroy the moon through capture into a so-called "evection resonance." Within this resonance, the lunar orbit's eccentricity grows until the moon eventually collides with the planet. Our work suggests that moons orbiting within about 10 planetary radii are susceptible to this mechanism, with the exact number dependent ...

  16. A Guided Tour of Planetary Interiors

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    Klotz, Alexander R

    2015-01-01

    We explore the gravitational dynamics of falling through planetary interiors. Two trajectory classes are considered: a straight cord between two surface points, and the brachistochrone path that minimizes the falling time between two points. The times taken to fall along these paths, and the shapes of the brachistochrone paths, are examined for the Moon, Mars, Earth, Saturn, and the Sun, based on models of their interiors. A toy model of the internal structure, a power-law gravitational field, characterizes the dynamics with one parameter, the exponent of the power-law, with values from -2 for a point-mass to +1 for a uniform sphere. Smaller celestial bodies behave like a uniform sphere, while larger bodies begin to approximate point-masses, consistent with an effective exponent describing their interior gravity.

  17. Binarity and Symbiotics in Asymmetrical Planetary Nebulae

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    Hugo E. Schwarz; Hektor Monteiro

    2003-10-02

    We show that there are strong links between certain types of asymmetrical Planetary Nebulae (PNe) and symbiotic stars. Symbiotics are binaries and several have extended optical nebulae all of which are asymmetrical and ~-40% are bipolar. Bipolar PNe are likely to be formed by binaries and share many properties with symbiotic nebulae (SyNe). Some PNe show point symmetry which is naturally explained by precession in a binary system. M2-9 has both point and plane symmetry, and has been shown to have a binary central object. We show that inclination on the sky affects the observed properties of bipolar nebulae due to enhanced equatorial densities, and compare observations of a sample of BPNe with a simple model. Good agreement is obtained between model predicted and observed IR/optical flux ratios and apparent luminosities, which further confirms the binary hypothesis.

  18. Basic notions of dense matter physics: applications to astronomy

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    V. Celebonovic

    2006-03-02

    The aim of this paper is to present basic notions of dense matter physics and some of its applications to geophysics and astronomy.Topics covered in the paper include:basic observational data,fun- damental ideas of static high pressure experiments, notions of theoretical dense matter physics, and finally some details about theoretical work on dense matter physics and its astronomical applications in Serbia.

  19. Core Analysis for the Development and Constraint of Physical Models of Geothermal Reservoirs

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    Greg N. Boitnott

    2003-12-14

    Effective reservoir exploration, characterization, and engineering require a fundamental understanding of the geophysical properties of reservoir rocks and fracture systems. Even in the best of circumstances, spatial variability in porosity, fracture density, salinity, saturation, tectonic stress, fluid pressures, and lithology can all potentially produce and/or contribute to geophysical anomalies. As a result, serious uniqueness problems frequently occur when interpreting assumptions based on a knowledge base founded in validated rock physics models of reservoir material.

  20. Three-Year Non-Tenure Track Visiting Assistant Professor Position Geophysics -The University of Alabama Department of Geological

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    Zheng, Chunmiao

    Three-Year Non-Tenure Track Visiting Assistant Professor Position ­ Geophysics - The University of Alabama invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure track visiting faculty position in geophysics geophysical sub-disciplines, preference will be given to candidates who will enhance our existing geophysics

  1. Book Series Copyright 2004 by the American Geophysical Union

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    Xie, Shang-Ping

    ocean currents/fronts. Finally, various atmospheric and oceanic bridges that link different ocean basinsBook Title Book Series Copyright 2004 by the American Geophysical Union 1 A Global Survey of Ocean, College Park, Maryland The interaction of the ocean and atmosphere plays an important role in shaping

  2. Marine Geophysical Research An International Journal for the Study of

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    Clift, Peter

    1 23 Marine Geophysical Research An International Journal for the Study of the Earth Beneath just prior to full break-up. We identify a major continental block separated from the shelf margin by a basin of hyperextended crust. Oligocene-Early Miocene rifting was followed by mild compression

  3. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics (2001) 8: 429438 Nonlinear Processes

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    Boyer, Edmond

    2001-01-01

    Geophysical Society 2001 Mesoscale predictability under various synoptic regimes W. A. Nuss and D. K. Miller slightly ro- tated terrain are compared to gauge the sentivity of mesoscale forecasts to small forecast errors on the mesoscale in both wind and precipitation. The largest mesoscale errors occur when

  4. Surface OceanLower Atmosphere Processes Geophysical Research Series 187

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    Kohfeld, Karen

    , British Columbia, Canada Andy Ridgwell Bristol Research Initiative for the Dynamic Global Environment251 Surface Ocean­Lower Atmosphere Processes Geophysical Research Series 187 Copyright 2009, and processes have been identified that have improved our understanding of the modern and future carbon cycle

  5. Recent advances in optimized geophysical survey design Hansruedi Maurer1

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    method. In contrast, an underdetermined 2D seismic traveltime tomog- raphy design study indicates subsurface information as the full bandwidth.Anon- linear experimental design for a seismic amplitudeRecent advances in optimized geophysical survey design Hansruedi Maurer1 , Andrew Curtis2

  6. 2 Geophysical Aspects of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

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    Balmforth, Neil

    2 Geophysical Aspects of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics N.J. Balmforth1 and R.V. Craster2 1, London, SW7 2BZ, UK 2.1 Introduction Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics is a vast subject that has several journals partly, or primarily, dedicated to its investigation (Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

  7. Geophysical implications of the longwavelength topography of Rhea

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    Nimmo, Francis

    Geophysical implications of the longwavelength topography of Rhea F. Nimmo,1 B. G. Bills,2 P. C 16 October 2010. [1] We use limb profiles to investigate the longwavelength topography topography of Rhea. The degree 3 topography is large enough, if uncompensated, to contaminate estimates

  8. Hydrogeological-Geophysical Methods for Subsurface Site Characterization - Final Report

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    Rubin, Yoram

    2001-01-01

    The goal of this research project is to increase water savings and show better ecological control of natural vegetation by developing hydrogeological-geophysical methods for characterizing the permeability and content of water in soil. The ground penetrating radar (GPR) tool was developed and used as the surface geophysical method for monitoring water content. Initial results using the tool suggest that surface GPR is a viable technique for obtaining precision volumetric water content profile estimates, and that laboratory-derived petrophysical relationships could be applied to field-scale GPR data. A field-scale bacterial transport study was conducted within an uncontaminated sandy Pleistocene aquifer to evaluate the importance of heterogeneity in controlling the transport of bacteria. Geochemical, hydrological, geological, and geophysical data were collected to characterize the site prior to and after chemical and bacterial injection experiments. Study results shows that, even within the fairly uniform shallow marine deposits of the narrow channel focus area, heterogeneity existed that influenced the chemical tracer transport over lateral distances of a few meters and vertical distances of less than a half meter. The interpretation of data suggest that the incorporation of geophysical data with limited hydrological data may provide valuable information about the stratigraphy, log conductivity values, and the spatial correlation structure of log conductivity, which have traditionally been obtainable only by performing extensive and intrusive hydrological sampling.

  9. Geophysical data fusion for subsurface imaging. Phase 1

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    Hoekstra, P.; Vandergraft, J.; Blohm, M.; Porter, D.

    1993-08-01

    A geophysical data fusion methodology is under development to combine data from complementary geophysical sensors and incorporate geophysical understanding to obtain three dimensional images of the subsurface. The research reported here is the first phase of a three phase project. The project focuses on the characterization of thin clay lenses (aquitards) in a highly stratified sand and clay coastal geology to depths of up to 300 feet. The sensor suite used in this work includes time-domain electromagnetic induction (TDEM) and near surface seismic techniques. During this first phase of the project, enhancements to the acquisition and processing of TDEM data were studied, by use of simulated data, to assess improvements for the detection of thin clay layers. Secondly, studies were made of the use of compressional wave and shear wave seismic reflection data by using state-of-the-art high frequency vibrator technology. Finally, a newly developed processing technique, called ``data fusion,`` was implemented to process the geophysical data, and to incorporate a mathematical model of the subsurface strata. Examples are given of the results when applied to real seismic data collected at Hanford, WA, and for simulated data based on the geology of the Savannah River Site.

  10. Hengill geothermal volcanic complex (Iceland) characterized by integrated geophysical observations

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Hengill geothermal volcanic complex (Iceland) characterized by integrated geophysical observations Cedex 02, France. 2 GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam - Section 2.2, 14473 Potsdam, Germany. 3 Iceland GeoSurvey - ISOR , 108 Reykjavík, Iceland Abstract Structural features of volcanic and hydrothermal systems can

  11. Seismic petrophysics: An applied science for reservoir geophysics

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    Seismic petrophysics: An applied science for reservoir geophysics WAYNE D. PENNINGTON, Michigan a number of seismic attributes, using either prestack or poststack data, or even both in combination's intuition and, per- haps, wishful thinking, as a guide. This short paper introduces a new term "seismic

  12. A unified vision and inertial navigation system for planetary hoppers

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    Steiner, Theodore J., III (Theodore Joseph)

    2012-01-01

    In recent years, considerable attention has been paid to hopping as a novel mode of planetary exploration. Hopping vehicles provide advantages over traditional surface exploration vehicles, such as wheeled rovers, by ...

  13. A catalogue of IJK photometry of Planetary Nebulae with DENIS

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    S. Schmeja; S. Kimeswenger

    2001-05-15

    Near-infrared photometry of planetary nebulae (PNe) allows the classification of those objects. We present the largest homogeneous sample so far, obtained with the Deep Near Infrared Southern Sky Survey (DENIS).

  14. Tradespace model for planetary surface exploration hopping vehicles

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    Cunio, Phillip M

    2012-01-01

    Robotic planetary surface exploration, which has greatly benefited humankind's scientific knowledge of the solar system, has to date been conducted by sedentary landers or by slow, terrain-limited rovers. However, there ...

  15. Learning to visually predict terrain properties for planetary rovers

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    Brooks, Christopher Allen, 1978-

    2009-01-01

    For future planetary exploration missions, improvements in autonomous rover mobility have the potential to increase scientific data return by providing safe access to geologically interesting sites that lie in rugged ...

  16. An Integrated Traverse Planner and Analysis Tool for Planetary Exploration

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    Johnson, Aaron William

    Future planetary explorations will require surface traverses of unprecedented frequency, length, and duration. As a result, there is need for exploration support tools to maximize productivity, scientific return, and safety. ...

  17. GeophysicalResearchLetters RESEARCH LETTER

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    Cummer, Steven A.

    Department of Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, 4Earth Systems Science Center electrons · The electric current in the TGF generation process can be very strong Correspondence to: S. A, G. J. Fishman, G. Lu, F. Lyu, and R. Solanki (2014), The source altitude, electric current

  18. GeophysicalResearchLetters RESEARCH LETTER

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    Bookhagen, Bodo

    , Berlin, Germany, 2Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany, 3- and Environmental Sciences, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, 5Department of Physics, University of Saõ Paulo on agriculture. They are thus heavily reliant on continuous water supply for irrigation and energy generation

  19. Computing planetary atmospheres with algorithms derived from action thermodynamics and a novel version of the virial theorem for gravitating polyatomic molecules

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    Kennedy, Ivan R

    2015-01-01

    An objective revision of the Laplace barometric formula for isothermal planetary atmospheres is proposed. From Clausius virial theorem equating the root mean square kinetic energy to half the gravitational potential energy, planetary atmospheres are required to have declining temperature with altitude as a consequence of the interaction between thermodynamic heat flow and gravity. The virial action hypothesis predicts non adiabatic lapse rates in temperature yielding a practical means to calculate variations with altitude in atmospheric entropy, free energy, molecular density and pressure. Remarkably, the new formulae derived enable prediction of atmospheric profiles with physical properties closely resembling those observed on Earth, Venus and Mars. These new formulae provide an objective basis for computing the dynamic morphology of the atmosphere. Climate scientists may consider this explanatory hypothesis for self organisation of planetary atmospheres for its possible relevance for predicting global surfa...

  20. Planetary Boundary Layer from AERI and MPL

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    Sawyer, Virginia

    The distribution and transport of aerosol emitted to the lower troposphere is governed by the height of the planetary boundary layer (PBL), which limits the dilution of pollutants and influences boundary-layer convection. Because radiative heating and cooling of the surface strongly affect the PBL top height, it follows diurnal and seasonal cycles and may vary by hundreds of meters over a 24-hour period. The cap the PBL imposes on low-level aerosol transport makes aerosol concentration an effective proxy for PBL height: the top of the PBL is marked by a rapid transition from polluted, well-mixed boundary-layer air to the cleaner, more stratified free troposphere. Micropulse lidar (MPL) can provide much higher temporal resolution than radiosonde and better vertical resolution than infrared spectrometer (AERI), but PBL heights from all three instruments at the ARM SGP site are compared to one another for validation. If there is agreement among them, the higher-resolution remote sensing-derived PBL heights can accurately fill in the gaps left by the low frequency of radiosonde launches, and thus improve model parameterizations and our understanding of boundary-layer processes.

  1. Planetary Boundary Layer from AERI and MPL

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

    Sawyer, Virginia

    2014-02-13

    The distribution and transport of aerosol emitted to the lower troposphere is governed by the height of the planetary boundary layer (PBL), which limits the dilution of pollutants and influences boundary-layer convection. Because radiative heating and cooling of the surface strongly affect the PBL top height, it follows diurnal and seasonal cycles and may vary by hundreds of meters over a 24-hour period. The cap the PBL imposes on low-level aerosol transport makes aerosol concentration an effective proxy for PBL height: the top of the PBL is marked by a rapid transition from polluted, well-mixed boundary-layer air to the cleaner, more stratified free troposphere. Micropulse lidar (MPL) can provide much higher temporal resolution than radiosonde and better vertical resolution than infrared spectrometer (AERI), but PBL heights from all three instruments at the ARM SGP site are compared to one another for validation. If there is agreement among them, the higher-resolution remote sensing-derived PBL heights can accurately fill in the gaps left by the low frequency of radiosonde launches, and thus improve model parameterizations and our understanding of boundary-layer processes.

  2. OH Maser Observations of Planetary Nebulae Precursors

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    R. M. Deacon; J. M. Chapman; A. J. Green

    2004-06-08

    We present OH maser observations at 1612, 1665, 1667, and 1720 MHz for 86 post-asymptotic giant branch (post-AGB) stars selected from a survey of 1612 MHz maser sources in the Galactic Plane. The observations were taken with the Parkes Telescope and the Australia Telescope Compact Array between 2002 September and 2003 August. Post-AGB stars are the precursors to planetary nebulae, the diverse morphological range of which is unexplained. The maser observations were taken to investigate the onset and incidence of wind asymmetries during the post-AGB phase. We re-detected all 86 sources at 1612 MHz while 27 sources were detected at 1665 and 45 at 1667 MHz. One source was re-detected at 1720 MHz. We present a classification scheme for the maser profiles and show that 25% of sources in our sample are likely to have asymmetric or bipolar outflows. From a comparison of the maser and far-infrared properties we find that there is a likely trend in the shape of the maser profiles with some sources evolving from double-peaked to irregular to fully bipolar profiles. A subset of higher-mass sources stand out as having almost no mainline emission and mostly double-peaked profiles. At least 25% of sources in the sample are variable at one or more of the frequencies observed. We also confirm a previously-noted 1667 MHz overshoot phenomenon.

  3. Retrieval of the physical properties of an anelastic solid half space from seismic data

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    Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, Université de

    ÔØ Å ÒÙ× Ö ÔØ Retrieval of the physical properties of an anelastic solid half space from seismic of the physical properties of an anelas- tic solid half space from seismic data, Journal of Applied Geophysics it is published in its final form. Please note that during the production process errors may be discovered which

  4. Geophysical data fusion for subsurface imaging. Final report

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    NONE

    1995-10-01

    This report contains the results of a three year, three-phase project whose long-range goal has been to create a means for the more detailed and accurate definition of the near-surface (0--300 ft) geology beneath a site that had been subjected to environmental pollution. The two major areas of research and development have been: improved geophysical field data acquisition techniques; and analytical tools for providing the total integration (fusion) of all site data. The long-range goal of this project has been to mathematically, integrate the geophysical data that could be derived from multiple sensors with site geologic information and any other type of available site data, to provide a detailed characterization of thin clay layers and geological discontinuities at hazardous waste sites.

  5. Geophysics-based method of locating a stationary earth object

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    Daily, Michael R. (Albuquerque, NM); Rohde, Steven B. (Corrales, NM); Novak, James L. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2008-05-20

    A geophysics-based method for determining the position of a stationary earth object uses the periodic changes in the gravity vector of the earth caused by the sun- and moon-orbits. Because the local gravity field is highly irregular over a global scale, a model of local tidal accelerations can be compared to actual accelerometer measurements to determine the latitude and longitude of the stationary object.

  6. Geophysical constraint on a relic background of the dilatons

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    Sachie Shiomi

    2010-10-15

    According to a scenario in string cosmology, a relic background of light dilatons can be a significant component of the dark matter in the Universe. A new approach of searching for such a dilatonic background by observing Earth's surface gravity was proposed in my previous work. In this paper, the concept of the geophysical search is briefly reviewed, and the geophysical constraint on the dilaton background is presented as a function of the strength of the dilaton coupling, $q_b^2$. For simplicity, I focus on massless dilatons and assume a simple Earth model. With the current upper limit on $q_b^2$, we obtain the upper limit on the dimensionless energy density of the massless background, $\\Omega_{DW}h^2_{100} \\leq 6 \\times 10^{-7}$, which is about one-order of magnitude more stringent than the one from astrophysical observations, at the frequency of $\\sim$ 7 $\\times$ 10$^{-5}$ Hz. If the magnitude of $q_b^2$ is experimentally found to be smaller than the current upper limit by one order of magnitude, the geophysical upper limit on $\\Omega_{DW}h^2_{100}$ becomes less stringent and comparable to the one obtained from the astrophysical observations.

  7. Southeast Asia applied geophysics workshop: Geoscientists without borders Lee M. Liberty*, Spencer H. Wood, Emily A. Hinz, and Dylan Mikesell, Boise State University, Fongsaward

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    Barrash, Warren

    Southeast Asia applied geophysics workshop: Geoscientists without borders Lee M. Liberty*, Spencer of the SEG Foundation Geoscientists Without Borders program, we conducted a geophysics workshop in northern Thailand to train students and professionals in geophysical methods to address environmental

  8. Solar System Processes Underlying Planetary Formation, Geodynamics, and the Georeactor

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    Herndon, J M

    2006-01-01

    Only three processes, operant during the formation of the Solar System, are responsible for the diversity of matter in the Solar System and are directly responsible for planetary internal-structures, including planetocentric nuclear fission reactors, and for dynamical processes, including and especially, geodynamics. These processes are: (i) Low-pressure, low-temperature condensation from solar matter in the remote reaches of the Solar System or in the interstellar medium; (ii) High-pressure, high-temperature condensation from solar matter associated with planetary-formation by raining out from the interiors of giant-gaseous protoplanets, and; (iii) Stripping of the primordial volatile components from the inner portion of the Solar System by super-intense solar wind associated with T-Tauri phase mass-ejections, presumably during the thermonuclear ignition of the Sun. As described herein, these processes lead logically, in a causally related manner, to a coherent vision of planetary formation with profound imp...

  9. 3-D Photoionization Structure and Distances of Planetary Nebulae III. NGC 6781

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    Hugo E. Schwarz; Hektor Monteiro

    2006-04-24

    Continuing our series of papers on the three-dimensional (3-D) structures of and accurate distances to Planetary Nebulae (PNe), we present our study of the planetary nebula NGC6781. For this object we construct a 3-D photoionization model and, using the constraints provided by observational data from the literature we determine the detailed 3-D structure of the nebula, the physical parameters of the ionizing source and the first precise distance. The procedure consists in simultaneously fitting all the observed emission line morphologies, integrated intensities and the 2-D density map from the [SII] line ratios to the parameters generated by the model, and in an iterative way obtain the best fit for the central star parameters and the distance to NGC6781, obtaining values of 950+-143pc and 385 Lsun for the distance and luminosity of the central star respectively. Using theoretical evolutionary tracks of intermediate and low mass stars, we derive the mass of the central star of NGC6781 and its progenitor to be 0.60+-0.03 Msun and 1.5+-0.5 Msun respectively.

  10. An Integrated Model For The Geothermal Field Of Milos From Geophysical...

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    considered. The combination of these data with earlier studies on the geology and geophysics of Milos allow the compilation of a possible model of the geothermal reservoir and...

  11. Evaluation of multi-vehicle architectures for the exploration of planetary bodies in the Solar System

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    Alibay, Farah

    2014-01-01

    Planetary exploration missions are becoming increasingly complex and expensive due to ever more ambitious scientific and technical goals. On the other hand, budgets in planetary science have suffered from dramatic cuts ...

  12. RADIO OBSERVATIONS OF HD 80606 NEAR PLANETARY PERIASTRON

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    Lazio, T. Joseph W.; Farrell, W. M.; Shankland, P. D.; Blank, D. L.

    2010-12-15

    This paper reports Very Large Array observations at 325 and 1425 MHz ({lambda}90 cm and {lambda}20 cm) during and near the periastron passage of HD 80606b on HJD 2454424.86 (2007 November 20). We obtain flux density limits (3{sigma}) of 1.7 mJy and 48 {mu}Jy at 325 and 1425 MHz, respectively, equivalent to planetary luminosity limits of 2.3 x 10{sup 24} erg s{sup -1} and 2.7 x 10{sup 23} erg s{sup -1}. Unfortunately, these are several orders of magnitude above the nominal Jovian value (at 40 MHz) of 2 x 10{sup 18} erg s{sup -1}. The motivation for these observations was that the planetary magnetospheric emission is driven by a stellar wind-planetary magnetosphere interaction so that the planetary luminosity would be elevated near periastron. We estimate that, near periastron, HD 80606b might be as much as 3000 times more luminous than Jupiter. Recent transit observations of HD 80606b provide reasonably stringent constraints on the planetary mass and radius, and, because of the planet's highly eccentric orbit, its rotation period is likely to be 'pseudo-synchronized' to its orbital period, allowing a robust estimate of the former. Consequently, we are able to make relatively robust estimates of the emission frequency of the planetary magnetospheric emission and find it to be around 60-90 MHz. While this is too low for our reported observations, we compare HD 80606b to other high-eccentricity systems and assess the detection possibilities for both near-term and more distant future systems. Of the known high-eccentricity planets, only HD 80606b is likely to be detectable, as the others (HD 20782B and HD 4113) are both lower mass and longer rotational periods, which imply weaker magnetic field strengths. We find that both the forthcoming 'EVLA low band' system, which will operate as low as 65 MHz, and the Low Frequency Array may be able to improve upon our planetary luminosity limits for HD 80606b, and do so at a more optimum frequency. If the low-frequency component of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA-lo) and a future lunar radio array are able to approach their thermal noise limits, they should be able to detect an HD 80606b-like planet, unless the amount by which the planet's luminosity increases is substantially less than the factor of 3000 that we estimate; for the SKA-lo, which is to be located in the southern hemisphere, future planetary surveys will have to find southern hemisphere equivalents of HD 80606b.

  13. Axisymmetrical Structures of Planetary Nebulae and SN 1987A

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    Noam Soker

    1998-04-02

    I summarize some recent models and ideas for the formation of axisymmetrical structures of planetary nebulae and the three rings of SN 1987A, as follows. (a) I review the general role of binary companions, including brown dwarfs and planets. (b) I propose a mechanism for axisymmetrical mass loss on the AGB that may account for the axially symmetric structures of elliptical planetary nebulae and that operates for slowly rotating AGB stars. (c) I propose a model for the formation of the two outer rings of SN 1987A, which is based on the numerical simulation of Soker (1989), and discuss a mechanism for their displacement from the exploding star.

  14. Paul Withers Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

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    Withers, Paul

    /GFDL, the research areas of both the Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics and the Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry: Visiting Scientist Selection Committee Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Princeton University;Atmospheric Tides My research aims are focused towards improving our understanding of atmospheric tides

  15. Physics 630 Statistical Physics

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    Kioussis, Nicholas

    strongly the issue of problem solving and understanding of the main concepts in Statistical PhysicsPhysics 630 Statistical Physics Spring 2005 Logistics Lecture Room: 1100 (Science I, 1st floor (Supplement) Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics, by David Chandler, Oxford Objectives This course

  16. From: The NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility Network (corresponding author: Justin Hagerty, jhagerty@usgs.gov)

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    From: The NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility Network (corresponding author: Justin Hagerty, jhagerty@usgs.gov) To: CAPTEM, VEXAG, LEAG, MEPAG, SBAG, OPAG Re: Proposed changes to the NASA Planetary Science Division R&A programs Introduction: At the meeting of the NASA Planetary Science Subcommittee

  17. Geophysical Journal International Geophys. J. Int. (2013) 193, 603614 doi: 10.1093/gji/ggs120

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    Demouchy, Sylvie

    2013-01-01

    Geophysical Journal International Geophys. J. Int. (2013) 193, 603­614 doi: 10.1093/gji/ggs120 of the Earth's magnetic field, performed by satel- lite and geophysical observatories, through historical

  18. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 06396, 2006 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU06-A-06396

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    Jamieson, Bruce

    Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 06396, 2006 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU06-A-06396 © European) Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada This study investigates

  19. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 6, 01855, 2004 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU04-A-01855

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    Demouchy, Sylvie

    Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 6, 01855, 2004 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU04-A-01855 c European (benoit@dstu.univ-montp2.fr), (2) Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College

  20. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 05723, 2006 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU06-A-05723

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    Demouchy, Sylvie

    Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, 05723, 2006 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU06-A-05723 © European) Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, UCSD, la Jolla, USA, (3) Dpt of Geology and Geophysics, Univ. of Wyoming

  1. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 11521, 2007 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-11521

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    Jamieson, Bruce

    Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 11521, 2007 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-11521, University of Calgary, Calgary AB, Canada, (3) Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary

  2. Joint stochastic inversion of geophysical data for reservoir parameter estimation Jinsong Chen* and G. Michael Hoversten, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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    Chen, Jinsong

    Joint stochastic inversion of geophysical data for reservoir parameter estimation Jinsong Chen to estimate porosity ( ) and water saturation (Sw) using multiple sources of information, including borehole the stochastic framework, both reservoir parameters and geophysical attributes at unsampled locations

  3. Jets and Tori in Proto-Planetary Nebulae: Observations vs. Theory

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    P. J. Huggins

    2007-09-21

    We report on a study of the time sequence for the appearance of high-velocity jets and equatorial tori in the transition of stars from the asymptotic giant branch to the planetary nebulae phase. Jets and tori are prominent features of this evolution, but their origins are uncertain. Using the kinematics of molecular tori and molecular or optical jets, we determine the ejection histories for a sample of well-observed cases. We find that jets and tori develop nearly simultaneously. We also find evidence that jets appear slightly later than tori, with a typical jet-lag of a few hundred years. The reconstructed time-lines of this sequence provide good evidence that jets and tori are physically related, and they set new constraints on jet formation scenarios. Some scenarios are ruled out or rendered implausible, and others are challenged at a quantitative level.

  4. The Global Anthropogenic Lead Experiment Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

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    Einat, Aharonov

    The Global Anthropogenic Lead Experiment Ed Boyle Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Reuer Rick Kayser Boyle Lab, arriving in Rio at the end of EN 367 #12;The Global Anthropogenic Lead Experiment · Lead is a volatile element and it is emitted by high temperature industrial activities (smelting

  5. Friday, March 17, 2006 SOLAR NEBULA AND PLANETARY RESERVOIRS

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    into Nearby Protoplanetary Disks [#2348] The one-time presence of 60 Fe in our solar system implies it formedFriday, March 17, 2006 SOLAR NEBULA AND PLANETARY RESERVOIRS 8:30 a.m. Amphitheater Chairs: F. J Heterogeneity Associated with Mixing and Transport in the Solar Nebula [#1066] Spatial heterogeneity

  6. Calculation of Synthetic Ionizing Spectra for Planetary Nebulae

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    T. Rauch

    2002-01-17

    We present a new grid (solar and halo abundance ratios) of state-of-the-art fully line-blanketed NLTE model atmospheres which covers the parameter range of central stars of planetary nebulae. The grid is available at the WWW.

  7. A Battery Health Monitoring Framework for Planetary Rovers

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    Daigle, Matthew

    A Battery Health Monitoring Framework for Planetary Rovers Matthew Daigle NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA 94035 chetan.s.kulkarni@nasa.gov Abstract--Batteries have seen an increased use source. An important aspect of using batteries in such contexts is battery health monitoring. Batteries

  8. Paul Withers Application for JPL Planetary Science Summer School 1999

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    Withers, Paul

    , and later launched, to explore our Solar System. This accelerated pace of exploration will continue, due to likely decreases in the cost of launch vehicles, further advances in technology, and the successes at all stages including conception, proposal, and data acquisition. It is common for young planetary

  9. Planetary Geology Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds

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    Crenshaw, Michael

    · A planet s outer layer of cool, rigid rock is called the lithosphere · It floats on the warmer, softer rock1 Chapter 9 Planetary Geology Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds What are terrestrial planets that lies beneath Terrestrial Planet Interiors · Applying what we have learned about Earth s interior

  10. Helium-3 in Planetary Nebulae Bob Rood (UVa),

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    Balser, Dana S.

    the VLA · We probably have found helium-3 in NGC7009 using the GBT and may have a second detection in NGCHelium-3 in Planetary Nebulae Bob Rood (UVa), Tom Bania (BU), Dana Balser (NRAO), Miller Goss (NRAO, lags, and amplitudes #12;Helium-3 Conclusions · We have found helium-3 in another PN, J320, using

  11. Towards a comprehensive open-source system for geophysical data processing

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    Patterson, William P.

    used in seismic interpretation. These three components operate in parallel on a distributed computerTowards a comprehensive open-source system for geophysical data processing and interpretation Glenn of a broad range of geophysical data, with emphasis on reflection/refraction seismics. The package also

  12. Reducing the Dimensionality of Geophysical Data in Conjunction with Seismic History Matching

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    Eidsvik, Jo

    dimensional geophysical data, e.g. 2-D seismic images or 3-D seismic cubes, can often be described using only by geophysical observations and the complexity of working with 3D fields make the updating procedure hard. We are tested on a reservoir model of an anonymous North Sea oil field, using the seismic time shift, i

  13. Lattice-Boltzmann Method for Geophysical Plastic Flows

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    Leonardi, Alessandro; Mendoza, Miller; Herrmann, Hans J

    2015-01-01

    We explore possible applications of the Lattice-Boltzmann Method for the simulation of geophysical flows. This fluid solver, while successful in other fields, is still rarely used for geotechnical applications. We show how the standard method can be modified to represent free-surface realization of mudflows, debris flows, and in general any plastic flow, through the implementation of a Bingham constitutive model. The chapter is completed by an example of a full-scale simulation of a plastic fluid flowing down an inclined channel and depositing on a flat surface. An application is given, where the fluid interacts with a vertical obstacle in the channel.

  14. Atmospheric and Geophysical Sciences Division Program Report, 1988--1989

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    Not Available

    1990-06-01

    In 1990, the Atmospheric and Geophysical Sciences Division begins its 17th year as a division. As the Division has grown over the years, its modeling capabilities have expanded to include a broad range of time and space scales ranging from hours to decades and from local to global. Our modeling is now reaching out from its atmospheric focus to treat linkages with the oceans and the land. In this report, we describe the Division's goal and organizational structure. We also provide tables and appendices describing the Division's budget, personnel, models, and publications. 2 figs., 1 tab.

  15. BSU Geophysics Field Camp Report 2012 | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop IncIowaWisconsin: EnergyYorkColorado State Office JumpUtahPlc Jump to:Geophysics

  16. This article was downloaded by: [Institute of Geology and Geophysics of CAS] On: 29 November 2011, At: 16:34

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    Tian, Weidong

    This article was downloaded by: [Institute of Geology and Geophysics of CAS] On: 29 November 2011 a & Dunyi Liu b a Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China b Beijing Fana and Dunyi Liub a Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

  17. Transition study plans for current G&G students OPTION 1: Majors -Geology, Geophysics and Spatial Information Major

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    Transition study plans for current G&G students OPTION 1: Majors - Geology, Geophysics and Spatial Approved Level II Remote Sensing III Geology Summer Sch GIS for Environmental Management III Geophysics Semester 1 Tectonics III Igneous & Metamorphic Geology III Geophysics III Exploration Methods III Semester

  18. Dear Susan, On behalf of the entire Near Surface Geophysics Section (NSGS) of the Society of Exploration

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    Dear Susan, On behalf of the entire Near Surface Geophysics Section (NSGS) of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS), I would like extraordinary leadership in advancing the cause of near surface geophysics through longterm, tireless

  19. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, A new 1.6-micron map of Titan's surface

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    Brown, Michael E.

    GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, A new 1.6-micron map of Titan's surface are likely craters. Accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters. Copyright 2004 American Geophysical Union. Further re- production or electronic distribution is not permitted. 1. Introduction

  20. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 06422, 2007 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-06422

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    Brückl, Ewald

    Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 06422, 2007 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-06422 © European Geosciences Union 2007 Deep Alpine Valleys - examples of geophysical explorations in Austria E. Brückl (1), J. Brückl (2), W. Chwatal (1), Ch. Ullrich (1,3) (1) Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics

  1. GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 67, NO. 5 (SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2002); P. 15321541, 5 FIGS. 10.1190/1.1512749

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    Utah, University of

    GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 67, NO. 5 (SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2002); P. 1532­1541, 5 FIGS. 10.1190/1.1512749 3-D inhomogeneous geological structures is a challenging problem in exploration geophysics. Despite significant of Geology and Geophysics, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. E-mail: oleg@cs.utah.edu; mzhdanov@mines.utah.edu. c

  2. Joint stochastic inversion of geophysical data for reservoir parameter estimation Jinsong Chen* and G. Michael Hoversten, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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    Chen, Jinsong

    studies, reservoir parameters as well as geophysical attributes at unsampled locations were considered relationships between the reservoir parameters and the geophysical attributes were enforced. Those methods and the geophysical attributes. Unlike conventional inversion, our stochastic inversion of seismic P-wave velocity

  3. Ideas of Physical Forces and Differential Calculus in Ancient India

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    T. E. Girish; C. Radhakrishnan Nair

    2011-01-01

    We have studied the context and development of the ideas of physical forces and differential calculus in ancient India by studying relevant literature related to both astrology and astronomy since pre-Greek periods. The concept of Naisargika Bala (natural force) discussed in Hora texts from India is defined to be proportional to planetary size and inversely related to planetary distance. This idea developed several centuries prior to Isaac Newton resembles fundamental physical forces in nature especially gravity. We show that the studies on retrograde motion and Chesta Bala of planets like Mars in the context of astrology lead to development of differential calculus and planetary dynamics in ancient India. The idea of instantaneous velocity was first developed during the 1st millennium BC and Indians could solve first order differential equations as early as 6th cent AD. Indian contributions to astrophysics and calculus during European dark ages can be considered as a land mark in the pre-renaissance history of physical sciences. Key words: physical forces, differential calculus, history of science, planetary dynamics, ancient India

  4. Comparison of integral equation and physical scale modeling of the electromagnetic responses of models with large conductivity contrasts

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    Comparison of integral equation and physical scale modeling of the electromagnetic responses geophysical electromagnetic responses: a numerical approach based upon the electric-field integral equa- tion and the physical scale modeling approach. The particular implementation of the integral-equation solution

  5. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 32100

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    Brinkmann, Peter

    DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Syllabus Physics 32100 Modern Physics for Engineers Designation to one- electron atoms, atomic shell structure and periodic table; nuclear physics, relativity. Prerequisites: Prereq.: Physics 20800 or equivalent, Math 20300 or 20900 (elective for Engineering students

  6. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 21900

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    Brinkmann, Peter

    DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Syllabus Physics 21900 Physics for Architecture Students Designation suggested material: Giancoli, Physics, Principles with Applications (6th ed.) (required), Prentice Hall Giancoli, Physics, Principles with Applications, Student Guide (6th ed.) (optional), Prentice Hall Course

  7. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 20300

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    Brinkmann, Peter

    DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Syllabus Physics 20300 General Physics Designation: Required Undergraduate Catalog description: For majors in the life sciences (biology, medicine, dentistry, psychology, physical therapy) and for liberal arts students. Fundamental ideas and laws of physics from mechanics to modern

  8. Geophysics: Building E5190 decommissioning, Aberdeen Proving Ground

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    Miller, S.F.; Thompson, M.D.; McGinnis, M.G.; McGinnis, L.D.

    1992-07-01

    Building E5190 is one of ten potentially contaminated sites in the Canal Creek area of the Edgewood section of Aberdeen Proving Ground examined by a geophysical team from Argonne National Laboratory in April and May 1992. A noninvasive geophysical survey, including the complementary technologies of magnetics, electrical resistivity, and ground-penetrating radar, was conducted around the perimeter as a guide to developing a sampling and monitoring program prior to decommissioning and dismantling the building. The magnetics surveys indicated that multistation, positive magnetic sources are randomly distributed north and west of the building. Two linear trends were noted: one that may outline buried utility lines and another that is produced by a steel-covered trench. The resistivity profiling indicated three conductive zones: one due to increased moisture in a ditch, one associated with buried utility lines, and a third zone associated with the steel-covered trench. Ground-penetrating radar imaging detected two significant anomalies, which were correlated with small-amplitude magnetic anomalies. The objectives of the study -- to detect and locate objects and to characterize a located object were achieved.

  9. User's manual for geophysical well-logging software programs

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    Petrie, G.M.; Gibson, D.; Blair, S.C.

    1983-02-01

    Since 1958 the Ground-Water Surveillance Program for the Hanford Site has made geophysical logging measurements in most of the 800 wells and deep boreholes that have been drilled on the Hanford Site. In 1980 the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), which conducts the Ground-Water Surveillance Program, began forming a computerized data base for storing and retrieving geophysical well log data and developing software for quantitative analysis of the well log data. This report, designed to serve as a user's guide, documents the data base system that handles the well log data. Two programs, DIGLOG1 and LOGIT, are used to manipulate the data. The program DIGLOG1 translates analog paper strip charts into digital format; the program LOGIT is a general utility program that edits, displays, checks, stores, writes, and deletes sets of well log data. These two programs do not provide sophisticated display and analytical capabilities; rather, they provide programs that give the user easy access to powerful standard analytical software.

  10. Geophysical Techniques for Monitoring CO2 Movement During Sequestration

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    Erika Gasperikova; G. Michael Hoversten

    2005-11-15

    The relative merits of the seismic, gravity, and electromagnetic (EM) geophysical techniques are examined as monitoring tools for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}). This work does not represent an exhaustive study, but rather demonstrates the capabilities of a number of geophysical techniques for two synthetic modeling scenarios. The first scenario represents combined CO{sub 2} enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and sequestration in a producing oil field, the Schrader Bluff field on the north slope of Alaska, USA. EOR/sequestration projects in general and Schrader Bluff in particular represent relatively thin injection intervals with multiple fluid components (oil, hydrocarbon gas, brine, and CO{sub 2}). This model represents the most difficult end member of a complex spectrum of possible sequestration scenarios. The time-lapse performance of seismic, gravity, and EM techniques are considered for the Schrader Bluff model. The second scenario is a gas field that in general resembles conditions of Rio Vista reservoir in the Sacramento Basin of California. Surface gravity, and seismic measurements are considered for this model.

  11. Inversion of surface and borehole gravity with thresholding and density constraints Jiajia Sun and Yaoguo Li, Center for Gravity, Electrical and Magnetic Studies, Department of Geophysics, Colorado

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    and Yaoguo Li, Center for Gravity, Electrical and Magnetic Studies, Department of Geophysics, Colorado School

  12. Geophysical variables and behavior: LIII. Epidemiological considerations for incidence of cancer and depression in areas of frequent UFO reports

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    Persinger, M.A.

    1988-12-01

    Luminous phenomena and anomalous physical forces have been hypothesized to be generated by focal tectonic strain fields that precede earthquakes. If these geophysical processes exist, then their spatial and temporal density should be greatest during periods of protracted, localized UFO reports; they might be used as dosimetric indicators. Contemporary epidemiological data concerning the health risks of power frequency electromagnetic fields and radon gas levels (expected correlates of certain tectonic strain fields), suggest that increased incidence (odds ratios greater 1:3) of brain tumors and leukemia should be evident within flap areas. In addition the frequency of variants of temporal lobe lability, psychological depression and posttraumatic stress should be significantly elevated. UFO field investigators, because they have repeated, intermittent close proximity to these fields, are considered to be a particularly high risk population for these disorders. 22 references.

  13. A geophysical shock and air blast simulator at the National Ignition Facility

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    Fournier, K. B.; Brown, C. G.; May, M. J.; Compton, S.; Walton, O. R.; Shingleton, N.; Kane, J. O.; Holtmeier, G.; Loey, H.; Mirkarimi, P. B.; Dunlop, W. H.; Guyton, R. L.; Huffman, E.

    2014-09-01

    The energy partitioning energy coupling experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) have been designed to measure simultaneously the coupling of energy from a laser-driven target into both ground shock and air blast overpressure to nearby media. The source target for the experiment is positioned at a known height above the ground-surface simulant and is heated by four beams from the NIF. The resulting target energy density and specific energy are equal to those of a low-yield nuclear device. The ground-shock stress waves and atmospheric overpressure waveforms that result in our test system are hydrodynamically scaled analogs of full-scale seismic and air blast phenomena. This report summarizes the development of the platform, the simulations, and calculations that underpin the physics measurements that are being made, and finally the data that were measured. Agreement between the data and simulation of the order of a factor of two to three is seen for air blast quantities such as peak overpressure. Historical underground test data for seismic phenomena measured sensor displacements; we measure the stresses generated in our ground-surrogate medium. We find factors-of-a-few agreement between our measured peak stresses and predictions with modern geophysical computer codes.

  14. Planet heating prevents inward migration of planetary cores

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    Benítez-Llambay, Pablo; Koenigsberger, Gloria; Szulágyi, Judit

    2015-01-01

    Planetary systems are born in the disks of gas, dust and rocky fragments that surround newly formed stars. Solid content assembles into ever-larger rocky fragments that eventually become planetary embryos. These then continue their growth by accreting leftover material in the disc. Concurrently, tidal effects in the disc cause a radial drift in the embryo orbits, a process known as migration. Fast inward migration is predicted by theory for embryos smaller than three to five Earth masses. With only inward migration, these embryos can only rarely become giant planets located at Earth's distance from the Sun and beyond, in contrast with observations. Here we report that asymmetries in the temperature rise associated with accreting infalling material produce a force (which gives rise to an effect that we call "heating torque") that counteracts inward migration. This provides a channel for the formation of giant planets and also explains the strong planet-metallicity correlation found between the incidence of gia...

  15. Solar System Processes Underlying Planetary Formation, Geodynamics, and the Georeactor

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    J. Marvin Herndon

    2007-01-02

    Only three processes, operant during the formation of the Solar System, are responsible for the diversity of matter in the Solar System and are directly responsible for planetary internal-structures, including planetocentric nuclear fission reactors, and for dynamical processes, including and especially, geodynamics. These processes are: (i) Low-pressure, low-temperature condensation from solar matter in the remote reaches of the Solar System or in the interstellar medium; (ii) High-pressure, high-temperature condensation from solar matter associated with planetary-formation by raining out from the interiors of giant-gaseous protoplanets, and; (iii) Stripping of the primordial volatile components from the inner portion of the Solar System by super-intense solar wind associated with T-Tauri phase mass-ejections, presumably during the thermonuclear ignition of the Sun. As described herein, these processes lead logically, in a causally related manner, to a coherent vision of planetary formation with profound implications including, but not limited to, (a) Earth formation as a giant gaseous Jupiter-like planet with vast amounts of stored energy of protoplanetary compression in its rock-plus-alloy kernel; (b) Removal of approximately 300 Earth-masses of primordial gases from the Earth, which began Earth's decompression process, making available the stored energy of protoplanetary compression for driving geodynamic processes, which I have described by the new whole-Earth decompression dynamics and which is responsible for emplacing heat at the mantle-crust-interface at the base of the crust through the process I have described, called mantle decompression thermal-tsunami; and, (c)Uranium accumulations at the planetary centers capable of self-sustained nuclear fission chain reactions.

  16. Geophysical methods for fracture characterization in and around potential sites for nuclear waste disposal

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    Majer, E.L.; Lee, K.H. ); Morrison, H.F. )

    1992-08-01

    Historically, geophysical methods have been used extensively to successfully explore the subsurface for petroleum, gas, mineral, and geothermal resources. Their application, however, for site characterization, and monitoring the performance of near surface waste sites or repositories has been somewhat limited. Presented here is an overview of the geophysical methods that could contribute to defining the subsurface heterogeneity and extrapolating point measurements at the surface and in boreholes to volumetric descriptions in a fractured rock. In addition to site characterization a significant application of geophysical methods may be in performance assessment and in monitoring the repository to determine if the performance is as expected.

  17. Scaling laws to understand tidal dissipation in fluid planetary regions and stars I - Rotation, stratification and thermal diffusivity

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    Auclair-Desrotour, P; Poncin-Lafitte, C Le

    2015-01-01

    Tidal dissipation in planets and stars is one of the key physical mechanisms driving the evolution of star-planet and planet-moon systems. Several signatures of its action are observed in planetary systems thanks to their orbital architecture and the rotational state of their components. Tidal dissipation inside the fluid layers of celestial bodies are intrinsically linked to the dynamics and the physical properties of the latter. This complex dependence must be characterized. We compute the tidal kinetic energy dissipated by viscous friction and thermal diffusion in a rotating local fluid Cartesian section of a star/planet/moon submitted to a periodic tidal forcing. The properties of tidal gravito-inertial waves excited by the perturbation are derived analytically as explicit functions of the tidal frequency and local fluid parameters (i.e. the rotation, the buoyancy frequency characterizing the entropy stratification, viscous and thermal diffusivities) for periodic normal modes. The sensitivity of the resul...

  18. Flow networks: A characterization of geophysical fluid transport

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    Enrico Ser-Giacomi; Vincent Rossi; Cristobal Lopez; Emilio Hernandez-Garcia

    2015-03-05

    We represent transport between different regions of a fluid domain by flow networks, constructed from the discrete representation of the Perron-Frobenius or transfer operator associated to the fluid advection dynamics. The procedure is useful to analyze fluid dynamics in geophysical contexts, as illustrated by the construction of a flow network associated to the surface circulation in the Mediterranean sea. We use network-theory tools to analyze the flow network and gain insights into transport processes. In particular we quantitatively relate dispersion and mixing characteristics, classically quantified by Lyapunov exponents, to the degree of the network nodes. A family of network entropies is defined from the network adjacency matrix, and related to the statistics of stretching in the fluid, in particular to the Lyapunov exponent field. Finally we use a network community detection algorithm, Infomap, to partition the Mediterranean network into coherent regions, i.e. areas internally well mixed, but with little fluid interchange between them.

  19. Atmospheric and Geophysical Sciences Division: Program report, FY 1987

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    Not Available

    1988-05-01

    In 1988 the Atmospheric and Geophysical Sciences Division began its 15th year as a division. As the Division has grown over the years, its modeling capabilities have expanded to include a broad range of time and space scales ranging from hours to years, and from kilometers to global, respectively. For this report, we have chosen to show a subset of results from several projects to illustrate the breadth, depth, and diversity of the modeling activities that are a major part of the Division's research, development, and application efforts. In addition, the recent reorganization of the Division, including the merger of another group with the Division, is described, and the budget, personnel, models, and publications are reviewed. 95 refs., 26 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Wavelet correlations to reveal multiscale coupling in geophysical systems

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    Casagrande, Erik; Miralles, Diego; Entekhabi, Dara; Molini, Annalisa

    2015-01-01

    The interactions between climate and the environment are highly complex. Due to this complexity, process-based models are often preferred to estimate the net magnitude and directionality of interactions in the Earth System. However, these models are based on simplifications of our understanding of nature, thus are unavoidably imperfect. Conversely, observation-based data of climatic and environmental variables are becoming increasingly accessible over large scales due to the progress of space-borne sensing technologies and data-assimilation techniques. Albeit uncertain, these data enable the possibility to start unraveling complex multivariable, multiscale relationships if the appropriate statistical methods are applied. Here, we investigate the potential of the wavelet cross-correlation method as a tool for identifying multiscale interactions, feedback and regime shifts in geophysical systems. The ability of wavelet cross-correlation to resolve the fast and slow components of coupled systems is tested on syn...

  1. Global models of planetary system formation in radiatively-inefficient protoplanetary discs

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    Hellary, Phil

    2011-01-01

    (Abridged) We present the results of N-body simulations of planetary systems formation in radiatively-inefficient disc models, where positive corotation torques may counter the rapid inward migration of low mass planets driven by Lindblad torques. The aim of this work is to examine the nature of planetary systems that arise from oligarchic growth in such discs. We adapt the commonly-used Mercury-6 symplectic integrator by including simple prescriptions for planetary migration (types I and II), planetary atmospheres that enhance the probability of planetesimal accretion by protoplanets, gas accretion onto forming planetary cores, and gas disc dispersal. We perform a suite of simulations for a variety of disc models with power-law surface density and tempera- ture profiles, with a focus on models in which unsaturated corotation torques can drive outward migration of protoplanets. In some models we account for the quenching of corotation torques that arises when planetary orbits become eccentric. Approximately h...

  2. @Why Physics Comprehensive Physics Major.

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    Yoo, S. J. Ben

    @Why Physics Comprehensive Physics Major. From the basic laws of physics to the resulting emergent behavior, physics studies what the universe is made of and how it works. As a Physics major that surrounds us, to the structure and evolution of the entire universe. We offer three degrees in Physics

  3. Lithium abundances in exoplanet host stars as test of planetary formation scenarii

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    M. Castro; O. Richard; S. Vauclair

    2005-10-20

    Following the observations of Israelian et al. 2004, we compare different evolutionary models in order to study the lithium destruction processes and the planetary formation scenarii.

  4. Reprint -Proceedings 2009 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 1 GEOPHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MARSHALL

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    Wilson, Thomas H.

    Reprint - Proceedings 2009 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 1 GEOPHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION, Director National Research Center for Coal and Energy Richard A. Winschel, Director Research Services coal seam in the Northern Appalachian Basin. Researchers from CONSOL Energy Inc., West Virginia

  5. Assessment of various geophysical techniques for Plains Indian archaeological site investigations 

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    Klaff, Tamir Lee

    1993-01-01

    selected along the banks of Lake Sharpe, South Dakota for surveying. These sites were surveyed using geophysical techniques identified as having the most potential to rapidly locate anomalies characteristic of buried archaeological features, ground...

  6. Geology and Geophysics at The University of Kansas Geology's High-Tech Revolution

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    GHAWKER Geology and Geophysics at The University of Kansas Fall 2009 Geology's High-Tech Revolution Associates Program of the Kansas University Endowment Association. The High-Tech Revolution A geologist

  7. Course: Numerical Simulation in Applied Geophysics. From the Mesoscale to the Macroscale

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    Santos, Juan

    Course: Numerical Simulation in Applied Geophysics. From the Mesoscale to the Macroscale Professor variations in the fluid and solid matrix properties, fine layering, frac- tures and craks at the mesoscale

  8. The dynamics of oceanic transform faults : constraints from geophysical, geochemical, and geodynamical modeling

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    Gregg, Patricia Michelle Marie

    2008-01-01

    Segmentation and crustal accretion at oceanic transform fault systems are investigated through a combination of geophysical data analysis and geodynamical and geochemical modeling. Chapter 1 examines the effect of fault ...

  9. Geologic and geophysical investigation of a small water retention structure, Salado, Tx 

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    Carter, James Lewis

    2002-01-01

    erosion. Although such problems do not pose a significant risk to life or property, they do pose a financial liability to the landowner. For those whose ponds are undergoing such problems, a basic geological and geophysical investigation can help...

  10. Geophysical imaging methods for analysis of the Krafla Geothermal Field, NE Iceland

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    Parker, Beatrice Smith

    2012-01-01

    Joint geophysical imaging techniques have the potential to be reliable methods for characterizing geothermal sites and reservoirs while reducing drilling and production risks. In this study, we applied a finite difference ...

  11. Geology and Geophysics 454: Engineering Geology Spring Semester, 2015, 3.0 Units

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    1 Geology and Geophysics 454: Engineering Geology Spring Semester, 2015: "Engineering Geology" by Perry Rahn, or "Practical Engineering Geology" by Steve Hencher Class Themes This class emphasizes a modern approach to engineering geology

  12. Electrical conductivity of continental lithospheric mantle from integrated geophysical and petrological modeling

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    Jones, Alan G.

    Electrical conductivity of continental lithospheric mantle from integrated geophysical; published 11 October 2011. [1] The electrical conductivity of mantle minerals is highly sensitive, and compositional variations. The bulk electrical conductivity model has been integrated into the software package

  13. wavelet domain inversion and joint deconvolution/interpolation of geophysical data

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    Kane, Jonathan A. (Jonathan Andrew), 1973-

    2003-01-01

    This thesis presents two innovations to geophysical inversion. The first provides a framework and an algorithm for combining linear deconvolution methods with geostatistical interpolation techniques. This allows for sparsely ...

  14. Ng Chung-Sung Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775, USA

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    Ng, Chung-Sang

    Ng Chung-Sung C. S. Ng Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska in a statistical steady state [Ng and Bhattacharjee, Astrophys. J., 675, 899 (2008)]. Our numerical work has now

  15. Geophysical applications of nuclear resonant spectroscopy Wolfgang Sturhahn and Jennifer M. Jackson*

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    Jackson, Jennifer M.

    Geophysical applications of nuclear resonant spectroscopy Wolfgang Sturhahn and Jennifer M. Jackson summarize recent developments of nuclear resonant spectroscopy methods like nuclear resonant inelastic x important information on valence, spin state, and magnetic ordering. Both methods use a nuclear resonant

  16. Marine Geophysical Researches 20: 403423, 1998. 1998 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.

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    Cattin, Rodolphe

    Marine Geophysical Researches 20: 403­423, 1998. © 1998 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 403 A detailed study of the Gagua Ridge: A fracture zone uplifted during a plate reorganisation

  17. GEOPHYSICS BY NEUTRINOS*) Institute of Theoretical Physics, Roland Ei~tviis University, Budapest

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    Mcdonough, William F.

    is not available with other methods. Searching the Sun with a neutrino telescope is well under way [2]. The present evidently on the chemical composition of the different strata. The relevant data are summarized in Table I. It can be seen from this table that every gram of continental crust produces one antineutrino per second

  18. Research overview 2009 Department of Geophysics, belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    or research institutes (BP America Inc., U.S.A.; Chevron U.S.A. Inc., U.S.A.; NORSAR, Norway; Petrobras

  19. Research overview 2007 Department of Geophysics, belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    America Inc., U.S.A.; Chevron U.S.A. Inc., U.S.A.; Observatorio Nacional, Brasil; Petrobras - CENPES

  20. Research overview 2008 Department of Geophysics, belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    H, Austria; Petrobras, Brazil; Rock Solid Images, U.S.A.; Schlumberger Cambridge Research Limited, U

  1. Role of borehole geophysics in defining the physical characteristics of the

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onRAPID/Geothermal/Exploration/ColoradoRemsenburg-Speonk, NewMichigan: EnergyRocklinRohm and Haas Co Jump to:Raft River

  2. Testing gravitational physics with superconducting gravimeters

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    Sachie Shiomi

    2009-02-24

    Superconducting gravimeters are the most sensitive instruments to measure surface gravity changes at low frequencies. Currently, about twenty five superconducting gravimeters are operating in the world and their global network has been developed. We investigate possible applications of the superconducting gravimeters to tests of gravitational physics. Previous experimental searches for spatial anisotropies in the gravitational constant G and for gravitational waves, performed with gravimeters in 1960's to 1970's, can be improved by applications of the current superconducting gravimeters. Also, we describe other proposed applications of testing the universality of free-fall and searching for composition-dependent dilatonic waves, and discuss future works necessary for these geophysical tests.

  3. ADVANCED RADIOISOTOPE HEAT SOURCE AND PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR PLANETARY EXPLORATION

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    R. C. O'Brien; S. D. Howe; J. E. Werner

    2010-09-01

    The exploration of planetary surfaces and atmospheres may be enhanced by increasing the range and mobility of a science platform. Fundamentally, power production and availability of resources are limiting factors that must be considered for all science and exploration missions. A novel power and propulsion system is considered and discussed with reference to a long-range Mars surface exploration mission with in-situ resource utilization. Significance to applications such as sample return missions is also considered. Key material selections for radioisotope encapsulation techniques are presented.

  4. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 42200

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    Brinkmann, Peter

    DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Syllabus Physics 42200 Biophysics Designation: Undergraduate Catalog and membranes. In depth study of the physical basis of selected systems including vision, nerve transmission. Prerequisites: Prereq.: 1 yr. of Math, 1 yr. of Physics (elective for Physics Majors and Biomedical Engineering

  5. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 32300

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    Brinkmann, Peter

    DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Syllabus Physics 32300 Quantum Mechanics for Engineers Designation: required for Physics majors in the Applied Physics Option Undergraduate Catalog description: Basic experiments, wave: Physics 20700 and 20800, Math 39100 and Math 39200 Textbook and other suggested material: Scherrer

  6. Subatomic Physics

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

    P-25 Subatomic Physics We play a major role in large-scale scientific collaborations around the world, performing nuclear physics experiments that advance the understanding of the...

  7. GRADUATE BOOKLET Physics / Applied Physics

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    Rock, Chris

    GRADUATE BOOKLET Physics / Applied Physics This booklet contains rules, guidelines and general information about graduate studies in the Physics Department at Texas Tech University. It does not replace documents. Contents I. General Comments: Admission, general policies, deadlines, etc II. Minimum

  8. HELIUM CONTAMINATION FROM THE PROGENITOR STARS OF PLANETARY NEBULAE: THE HE/H RADIAL GRADIENT AND

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    Maciel, Walter Junqueira

    HELIUM CONTAMINATION FROM THE PROGENITOR STARS OF PLANETARY NEBULAE: THE HE/H RADIAL GRADIENT of a sample of disk planetary nebulae (PN). First, an application of corrections owing to the contamination such as 4 He on the basis of these objects, it is necessary to take into account the He contamination

  9. DESIGN OF POWER-SPLIT HYBRID VEHICLES WITH A SINGLE PLANETARY GEAR Chiao-Ting Li

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    Peng, Huei

    DESIGN OF POWER-SPLIT HYBRID VEHICLES WITH A SINGLE PLANETARY GEAR Chiao-Ting Li Department between gears on the planetary gearset K Final drive gear ratio on output shaft R Gear radius of the ring gear S Gear radius of the sun gear e (subscript) Engine MG (subscript) Electric machine out (subscript

  10. Extraterrestrial dunes: An introduction to the special issue on planetary dune systems

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    Bourke, Mary C.

    Extraterrestrial dunes: An introduction to the special issue on planetary dune systems Mary C 2010 Available online 29 April 2010 Keywords: Aeolian Dune Mars Venus Titan Earth Aeolian dune fields of planetary dune systems comes from the application of Earth analogs, wind tunnel experiments and modeling

  11. Search for gravitational waves associated with the InterPlanetary Network short gamma ray bursts

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Search for gravitational waves associated with the InterPlanetary Network short gamma ray bursts V with short gamma ray bursts detected by the InterPlanetary Network (IPN) during LIGO's fifth science run and Virgo's first science run. The IPN localisation of short gamma ray bursts is limited to extended error

  12. Planetary migration in a planetesimal disk: why did Neptune stop at 30 AU?

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    Levison, Harold F.

    Planetary migration in a planetesimal disk: why did Neptune stop at 30 AU? Rodney S. Gomes GEA 12 gures #12;{ 2 { Running head: Migration in a planetesimal disk Send correspondence to: Rodney S, Brazil Received accepted #12;{ 3 { ABSTRACT We study planetary migration in a gas-free disk

  13. Accepted Manuscript Adhesion and collisional release of particles in dense planetary rings

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    Potsdam, Universität

    Accepted Manuscript Adhesion and collisional release of particles in dense planetary rings Anna, F., Brilliantov, N., Adhesion and collisional release of particles in dense planetary rings, Icarus could affect the content, and all legal disclaimers that apply to the journal pertain. #12;Adhesion

  14. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 426 (2015) 280292 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Tsai, Victor C.

    2015-01-01

    has recently been made to predict seismic energy caused by ocean waves in the 4­10 s period rangeDirect Earth and Planetary Science Letters www.elsevier.com/locate/epsl Predicting short-period, wind-wave, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA b Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

  15. PICTURE: a sounding rocket experiment for direct imaging of an extrasolar planetary environment

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    Bifano, Thomas

    PICTURE: a sounding rocket experiment for direct imaging of an extrasolar planetary environment 90278, USA ABSTRACT The Planetary Imaging Concept Testbed Using a Rocket Experiment (PICTURE 36.225 UG.5 AU. PICTURE carried four key enabling technologies on board a NASA sounding rocket at 4:25 MDT

  16. Geophysical Prospecting, 2015 doi: 10.1111/1365-2478.12211 Geomechanical property estimation of unconventional reservoirs using

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    Chen, Jinsong

    Geophysical Prospecting, 2015 doi: 10.1111/1365-2478.12211 Geomechanical property estimation rock property for the geomechanical response of unconventional reservoir fracking) is demonstrated

  17. Predictions for microlensing planetary events from core accretion theory

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    Zhu, Wei; Mao, Shude [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100012 (China); Penny, Matthew; Gould, Andrew [Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, 140 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); Gendron, Rieul, E-mail: weizhu@astronomy.ohio-state.edu [Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester, Alan Turing Building, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom)

    2014-06-10

    We conduct the first microlensing simulation in the context of a planet formation model. The planet population is taken from the Ida and Lin core accretion model for 0.3 M {sub ?} stars. With 6690 microlensing events, we find that for a simplified Korea Microlensing Telescopes Network (KMTNet), the fraction of planetary events is 2.9%, out of which 5.5% show multiple-planet signatures. The numbers of super-Earths, super-Neptunes, and super-Jupiters detected are expected to be almost equal. Our simulation shows that high-magnification events and massive planets are favored by planet detections, which is consistent with previous expectation. However, we notice that extremely high-magnification events are less sensitive to planets, which is possibly because the 10 minute sampling of KMTNet is not intensive enough to capture the subtle anomalies that occur near the peak. This suggests that while KMTNet observations can be systematically analyzed without reference to any follow-up data, follow-up observations will be essential in extracting the full science potential of very high magnification events. The uniformly high-cadence observations expected for KMTNet also result in ?55% of all detected planets not being caustic crossing, and more low-mass planets even down to Mars mass being detected via planetary caustics. We also find that the distributions of orbital inclinations and planet mass ratios in multiple-planet events agree with the intrinsic distributions.

  18. TRANSIENT CHAOS AND FRACTAL STRUCTURES IN PLANETARY FEEDING ZONES

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    Kovács, T. [Also at University of Applied Sciences, Nagy Lajos kir. útja 1-9, H-1148 Budapest, Hungary. (Hungary); Regály, Zs. [Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 67, H-1525 Budapest (Hungary)

    2015-01-01

    The circular restricted three-body problem is investigated in the context of accretion and scattering processes. In our model, a large number of identical non-interacting mass-less planetesimals are considered in the planar case orbiting a star-planet system. This description allows us to investigate the gravitational scattering and possible capture of the particles by the forming planetary embryo in a dynamical systems approach. Although the problem serves a large variety of complex motions, the results can be easily interpreted because of the low dimensionality of the phase space. We show that initial conditions define isolated regions of the disk, where planetesimals accrete or escape, which have, in fact, a fractal structure. The fractal geometry of these ''basins'' implies that the dynamics is very complex. Based on the calculated escape rates and escape times, it is also demonstrated that the planetary accretion rate is exponential for short times and follows a power law for longer integration. A new numerical calculation of the maximum mass that a planet can reach (described by the expression of the isolation mass) is also derived.

  19. Dynamical Interactions of Planetary Systems in Dense Stellar Environments

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    John M. Fregeau; Sourav Chatterjee; Frederic A. Rasio

    2005-11-23

    We study dynamical interactions of star--planet binaries with other single stars. We derive analytical cross sections for all possible outcomes, and confirm them with numerical scattering experiments. We find that a wide mass ratio in the binary introduces a region in parameter space that is inaccessible to comparable-mass systems, in which the nature of the dynamical interaction is fundamentally different from what has traditionally been considered in the literature on binary scattering. We study the properties of the planetary systems that result from the scattering interactions for all regions of parameter space, paying particular attention to the location of the "hard--soft" boundary. The structure of the parameter space turns out to be significantly richer than a simple statement of the location of the "hard--soft" boundary would imply. We consider the implications of our findings, calculating characteristic lifetimes for planetary systems in dense stellar environments, and applying the results to previous analytical studies, as well as past and future observations. Recognizing that the system PSR B1620-26 in the globular cluster M4 lies in the "new" region of parameter space, we perform a detailed analysis quantifying the likelihood of different scenarios in forming the system we see today.

  20. The frequency of planetary debris around young white dwarfs

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    Koester, Detlev; Farihi, Jay

    2014-01-01

    (Abridged) We present the results of the first unbiased survey for metal pollution among H-atmosphere (DA) white dwarfs with cooling ages of 20-200 Myr and 17000K 0.8 Msun is found to be currently accreting, which suggests a large fraction are double-degenerate mergers, and the merger discs do not commonly reform large planetesimals or otherwise pollute the remnant. We reconfirm our previous finding that two white dwarf Hyads are currently accreting rocky debris. At least 27%, and possibly up to ~50%, of all white dwarfs with cooling ages 20-200 Myr are accreting planetary debris. At Teff > 23000K, the luminosity of white dwarfs is likely sufficient to vaporize circumstellar dust, and hence no stars with strong metal-pollution are found. However, planetesimal disruption events should occur in this cooling age and Teff range as well, and likely result in short phases of high mass transfer rates. It appears that the formation of rocky planetary material is common around 2-3 Msun late B- and A-type stars.

  1. Transient chaos and fractal structures in planetary feeding zones

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    Tamás Kovács; Zsolt Regály

    2014-12-03

    The circular restricted three body problem is investigated in the context of accretion and scattering processes. In our model a large number of identical non-interacting mass-less planetesimals are considered in planar case orbiting a star-planet system. This description allows us to investigate in dynamical systems approach the gravitational scattering and possible captures of the particles by the forming planetary embryo. Although the problem serves a large variety of complex motion, the results can be easily interpreted because of the low dimensionality of the phase space. We show that initial conditions define isolated regions of the disk, where accretion or escape of the planetesimals occur, these have, in fact, a fractal structure. The fractal geometry of these "basins" implies that the dynamics is very complex. Based on the calculated escape rates and escape times, it is also demonstrated that the planetary accretion rate is exponential for short times and follows a power-law for longer integration. A new numerical calculation of the maximum mass that a planet can reach (described by the expression of the isolation mass) is also derived.

  2. Minimal Energy Transfer of Solid Material Between Planetary Systems

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    Edward Belbruno; Amaya Moro-Martin; Renu Malhotra

    2008-09-03

    The exchange of meteorites among the terrestrial planets of our Solar System is a well established phenomenon that has triggered discussion of lithopanspermia within the Solar System. Similarly, could solid material be transferred across planetary systems? To address this question, we explore the dynamics of the transfer of small bodies between planetary systems. In particular, we examine a dynamical process that yields very low escape velocities using nearly parabolic trajectories, and the reverse process that allows for low velocity capture. These processes are chaotic and provide a mechanism for minimal energy transfer that yield an increased transfer probability compared to that of previously studied mechanisms that have invoked hyperbolic trajectories. We estimate the transfer probability in a stellar cluster as a function of stellar mass and cluster size. We find that significant amounts of solid material could potentially have been transferred from the early Solar System to our nearest neighbor stars. While this low velocity mechanism improves the odds for interstellar lithopanspermia, the exchange of biologically active materials across stellar systems depends greatly upon the highly uncertain viability of organisms over the timescales for transfer, typically millions of years.

  3. Isolated vs. Common Envelope Dynamos in Planetary Nebula Progenitors

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    J. Nordhaus; E. G. Blackman; A. Frank

    2006-10-02

    The origin, evolution and role of magnetic fields in the production and shaping of proto-planetary and planetary nebulae (PPNe, PNe) is a subject of active research. Most PNe and PPNe are axisymmetric with many exhibiting highly collimated outflows, however, it is important to understand whether such structures can be generated by isolated stars or require the presence of a binary companion. Toward this end we study a dynamical, large-scale alpha-Omega interface dynamo operating in a 3.0 M_sun Asymptotic Giant Branch star (AGB) in both an isolated setting and one in which a low-mass companion is embedded inside the envelope. The back reaction of the fields on the shear is included and differential rotation and rotation deplete via turbulent dissipation and Poynting flux. For the isolated star, the shear must be resupplied in order to sufficiently sustain the dynamo. Furthermore, we investigate the energy requirements that convection must satisfy to accomplish this by analogy to the sun. For the common envelope case, a robust dynamo results, unbinding the envelope under a broad range of conditions. Two qualitatively different types of explosion may arise: (i) magnetically dominated, possibly resulting in collimated bipolar outflows and (ii) thermally induced from turbulent dissipation, possibly resulting in quasi-spherical outflows. A range of models is presented for a variety of companion masses.

  4. Environmental geophysics at Beach Point, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

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    McGinnis, L.D.; Daudt, C.R.; Thompson, M.D.; Miller, S.F.; Mandell, W.A.; Wrobel, J.

    1994-07-01

    Geophysical studies at Beach Point Peninsula, in the Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, provide diagnostic signatures of the hydrogeologic framework and possible contaminant pathways. These studies permit construction of the most reasonable scenario linking dense, nonaqueous-phase liquid contaminants introduced at the surface with their pathway through the surficial aquifer. Subsurface geology and contaminant presence were identified by drilling, outcrop mapping, and groundwater sampling and analyses. Suspected sources of near-surface contaminants were defined by magnetic and conductivity measurements. Negative conductivity anomalies may be associated with unlined trenches. Positive magnetic and conductivity anomalies outline suspected tanks and pipes. The anomalies of greatest concern are those spatially associated with a concrete slab that formerly supported a mobile clothing impregnating plant. Resistivity and conductivity profiling and depth soundings were used to identify an electrical anomaly extending through the surficial aquifer to the basal pleistocene unconformity, which was mapped by using seismic reflection methods. The anomaly may be representative of a contaminant plume connected to surficial sources. Major activities in the area included liquid rocket fuel tests, rocket fuel fire suppression tests, pyrotechnic material and smoke generator tests, and the use of solvents at a mobile clothing impregnating plant.

  5. Double Planetary Gear (PG) power-split hybrid powertrains have been used in production vehicles from Toyota

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    Peng, Huei

    ABSTRACT Double Planetary Gear (PG) power-split hybrid powertrains have been used in production are power-split type [3], which utilizes one or more planetary gears as the transmission device. Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Volt are all power-split hybrid vehicles. The planetary gears

  6. Geophysical Studies in the Vicinity of Blue Mountain and Pumpernickel...

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    magnetic, and physical-property data were collected to study regional crustal structures as an aid to understanding the geologic framework of the Blue Mountain and...

  7. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 160 (2007) 5159 Making sound inferences from geomagnetic sounding

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    Constable, Steve

    2007-01-01

    sounding. Backus­Gilbert theory is fundamentally a linear theory, and if the inverse problem is nonlinear; accepted 8 September 2006 Abstract We examine the nonlinear inverse problem of electromagnetic induction is based completely on optimization theory for an all-at-once approach to inverting frequency

  8. Positioning in geophysics : applications to GPS seismology, airborne gravimetry, and the Dawn Spacecraft at Vesta

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    Centinello, Frank Joseph, III

    2015-01-01

    This dissertation presents improvements made on position estimation techniques applied to seismology, airborne gravimetry and planetary gravity recovery. In Chapters 2 and 3, a smoothed ionospheric model computed using GPS ...

  9. A self-consistent stellar and 3D nebular model for Planetary Nebula IC418

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    Morisset, C

    2009-01-01

    We present a coherent stellar and nebular model reproducing the observations of the Planetary Nebula IC418. We want to test whether a stellar model obtained by fitting the stellar observations is able to satisfactory ionize the nebula and reproduce the nebular observations, which is by no mean evident. This allows us to determine all the physical parameters of both the star and the nebula, including the abundances and the distance. We used all the observational material available (FUSE, IUE, STIS and optical spectra) to constrain the stellar atmosphere model performed using the CMFGEN code. The photoionization model is done with Cloudy_3D, and is based on CTIO, Lick, SPM, IUE and ISO spectra as well as HST images. More than 140 nebular emission lines are compared to the observed intensities. We reproduce all the observations for the star and the nebula. The 3D morphology of the gas distribution is determined. The effective temperature of the star is 36.7kK. Its luminosity is 7700 solar luminosity. We describe...

  10. Synchronized helicity oscillations: a link between planetary tides and the solar cycle?

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    Stefani, F; Weber, N; Weier, T

    2015-01-01

    Recent years have seen an increased interest in the question whether the gravitational action of planets could have an influence on the solar dynamo. Without discussing the observational validity of the claimed correlations, we ask for a possible physical mechanism which might link the weak planetary forces with solar dynamo action. We focus on the helicity oscillations which were recently found in simulations of the current-driven, kink-type Tayler instability which is characterized by an m=1 azimuthal dependence. We show how these helicity oscillations can be resonantly excited by some m=2 perturbation that reflects a tidal oscillation. Specifically, we speculate that the 11.07 years tidal oscillation induced by the Venus-Earth-Jupiter system may lead to a 1:1 resonant excitation of the oscillation of the alpha effect. Finally, in the framework of a reduced, zero-dimensional alpha-Omega dynamo model we recover a 22.14 years cycle of the solar dynamo.

  11. Living Rev. Solar Phys., 5, (2008), 3 http://www.livingreviews.org/lrsp-2008-3 in solar physics

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    Usoskin, Ilya G.

    2008-01-01

    Living Rev. Solar Phys., 5, (2008), 3 http://www.livingreviews.org/lrsp-2008-3 in solar physics L I V I N G REVIEWS A History of Solar Activity over Millennia Ilya G. Usoskin Sodankyl¨a Geophysical here is a review of present knowledge of the long-term behavior of solar activity on a multi

  12. THEORETICAL PHYSICS Faculty of Physics

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    Pachucki, Krzysztof

    of Field Theory and Statistical Physics RG Division of General Relativity and Gravitation MP DivisionINSTITUTE OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS Faculty of Physics Warsaw University 1998-1999 Warsaw 2000 #12;INSTITUTE OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS Address: Hoza 69, PL-00 681 Warsaw, Poland Phone: (+48 22) 628 33 96 Fax

  13. Geophysical and geochemical constraints on geoneutrino fluxes from Earth's mantle

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    Ond?ej Šrámek; William F. McDonough; Edwin S. Kite; Vedran Leki?; Steve Dye; Shijie Zhong

    2012-10-18

    Knowledge of the amount and distribution of radiogenic heating in the mantle is crucial for understanding the dynamics of the Earth, including its thermal evolution, the style and planform of mantle convection, and the energetics of the core. Although the flux of heat from the surface of the planet is robustly estimated, the contributions of radiogenic heating and secular cooling remain poorly defined. Constraining the amount of heat-producing elements in the Earth will provide clues to understanding nebula condensation and planetary formation processes in early Solar System. Mantle radioactivity supplies power for mantle convection and plate tectonics, but estimates of mantle radiogenic heat production vary by a factor of more than 20. Recent experimental results demonstrate the potential for direct assessment of mantle radioactivity through observations of geoneutrinos, which are emitted by naturally occurring radionuclides. Predictions of the geoneutrino signal from the mantle exist for several established estimates of mantle composition. Here we present novel analyses, illustrating surface variations of the mantle geoneutrino signal for models of the deep mantle structure, including those based on seismic tomography. These variations have measurable differences for some models, allowing new and meaningful constraints on the dynamics of the planet. An ocean based geoneutrino detector deployed at several strategic locations will be able to discriminate between competing compositional models of the bulk silicate Earth.

  14. Retrieval of Planetary Rotation and Albedo from DSCOVR data

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    Kane, S R; Herman, J R; Robinson, T D; Stine, A R

    2015-01-01

    The field of exoplanets has rapidly expanded from the exclusivity of exoplanet detection to include exoplanet characterization. A key step towards this characterization will be retrieval of planetary albedos and rotation rates from highly undersampled imaging data. The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) provides a unique opportunity to test such retrieval methods using high cadence data of the sunlit surface of the Earth. There are two NASA instruments on board DSCOVR that can be used to achieve this task: the NASA instruments Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Radiometer (NISTAR). Here we briefly describe the properties of these instruments and the exoplanetary science that can be explored with their data products. These are described within the context of future NASA direct imaging missions for exoplanets.

  15. IRS observations of the LMC planetary nebula SMP83

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    J. Bernard-Salas; J. R. Houck; P. W. Morris; G. C. Sloan; S. R. Pottasch; D. J. Barry

    2004-06-07

    The first observations of the infrared spectrum of the LMC planetary nebula SMP83 as observed by the recently launched Spitzer Space Telescope are presented. The high resolution R~600 spectrum shows strong emission lines but no significant continuum. The infrared fine structure lines are used, together with published optical spectra, to derive the electron temperature of the ionized gas for several ions. A correlation between the electron temperature with ionization potential is found. Ionic abundances for the observed infrared ions have been derived and the total neon and sulfur abundances have been determined. These abundances are compared to average LMC abundances of HII regions to better understand the chemical evolution of these elements. The nature of the progenitor star is also discussed.

  16. Laser Ranging for Gravitational, Lunar, and Planetary Science

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    Stephen M. Merkowitz; Philip W. Dabney; Jeffrey C. Livas; Jan F. McGarry; Gregory A. Neumann; Thomas W. Zagwodzki

    2007-12-20

    More precise lunar and Martian ranging will enable unprecedented tests of Einstein's theory of General Relativity and well as lunar and planetary science. NASA is currently planning several missions to return to the Moon, and it is natural to consider if precision laser ranging instruments should be included. New advanced retroreflector arrays at carefully chosen landing sites would have an immediate positive impact on lunar and gravitational studies. Laser transponders are currently being developed that may offer an advantage over passive ranging, and could be adapted for use on Mars and other distant objects. Precision ranging capability can also be combined with optical communications for an extremely versatile instrument. In this paper we discuss the science that can be gained by improved lunar and Martian ranging along with several technologies that can be used for this purpose.

  17. FOREVER ALONE? TESTING SINGLE ECCENTRIC PLANETARY SYSTEMS FOR MULTIPLE COMPANIONS

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    Wittenmyer, Robert A.; Horner, Jonathan; Tinney, C. G.; Bailey, J.; Salter, G. S.; Wright, D.; Wang Songhu; Zhou Jilin; Butler, R. P.; Jones, H. R. A.; O'Toole, S. J.; Carter, B. D.

    2013-09-15

    Determining the orbital eccentricity of an extrasolar planet is critically important for understanding the system's dynamical environment and history. However, eccentricity is often poorly determined or entirely mischaracterized due to poor observational sampling, low signal-to-noise, and/or degeneracies with other planetary signals. Some systems previously thought to contain a single, moderate-eccentricity planet have been shown, after further monitoring, to host two planets on nearly circular orbits. We investigate published apparent single-planet systems to see if the available data can be better fit by two lower-eccentricity planets. We identify nine promising candidate systems and perform detailed dynamical tests to confirm the stability of the potential new multiple-planet systems. Finally, we compare the expected orbits of the single- and double-planet scenarios to better inform future observations of these interesting systems.

  18. Trigonometric Parallaxes of Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae

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    Hugh C. Harris; Conard C. Dahn; Blaise Canzian; Harry H. Guetter; S. K. Leggett; Stephen E. Levine; Christian B. Luginbuhl; Alice K. B. Monet; David G. Monet; Jeffrey R. Pier; Ronald C. Stone; Trudy Tilleman; Frederick J. Vrba; Richard L. Walker

    2006-11-16

    Trigonometric parallaxes of 16 nearby planetary nebulae are presented, including reduced errors for seven objects with previous initial results and results for six new objects. The median error in the parallax is 0.42 mas, and twelve nebulae have parallax errors less than 20 percent. The parallax for PHL932 is found here to be smaller than was measured by Hipparcos, and this peculiar object is discussed. Comparisons are made with other distance estimates. The distances determined from these parallaxes tend to be intermediate between some short distance estimates and other long estimates; they are somewhat smaller than estimated from spectra of the central stars. Proper motions and tangential velocities are presented. No astrometric perturbations from unresolved close companions are detected.

  19. Collaborative Research: hydrogeological-geophysical methods for subsurface site characterization. 1998 annual progress report

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    Mavko, G. [Stanford Univ., CA (US); Rubin, Y.N. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (US)

    1998-06-01

    'The general purpose is the subsurface characterization of LLNL superfund site. The goal is to get the most accurate map of the hydrogeological parameters, necessary for modeling and designing the cleanup efforts at the site, using well log data and remote sensing geophysical techniques. In the second year of the project progress has been made in several areas: gathering and interpreting Vertical Seismic Profile (VSP) and Electromagnetic (EM) surveys; investigating the impact of various seismic measurements on upscaling of rock physics relations between sediment properties; and developing a new approach to integrate geophysical and hydrological data using state of the art methods to characterize the subsurface lithology. Vertical Seismic Profile data has been gathered from selected wells at the Treatment Facility D (TFD) during April 1996 and April 1998. The most striking finding here is the detection of anomalies related to saturation conditions. Preliminary results have revealed three anomalously low acoustic velocity zones with velocities below 1,000 m/s; this is lower than the natural acoustic velocity in saturated media by pure water (1,500 m/s). These three zones appear to be associated with HSUs 3a, 3b and 5. Velocities below 600 m/s have been revealed in the 3a and 3b HSUs (http://www.ce.Berkeley.edu/{approximately}ezzedine/DOE/paul.html). The authors believe that these anomalies are indicative of partial saturation. This explanation is supported by the water samples taken from pumping stations near the VSP well sites which appears to contain air bubbles. A gas analysis of water samples has not yet been performed. The authors hypothesize that this gas can be either air being sucked-in from the vadose zone above the water table, or from some chemical reaction. As a matter of fact, the natural water table level at this site was around 20 m below ground surface before any large scale pumping began, and had dropped to 25.5 m, in April 98. Furthermore, some of these low velocity zones are occurring not only in the major free-flowing sand or gravel parts of the HSU, but in boundary layers of silty sand either above or below the main HSU conductor. An electromagnetic survey was conducted at the site during June 4--25, 1997, and they worked on its interpretation. Seven cross well EM data sets were collected. Both 1D and 2D simulations, approximating the actual site and survey setup, were conducted. The 1D simulations were conducted using the code EM1D for one data set. Newman and Alumbaugh''s 3D forward code was used to simulate the response of both a resistive layer (representing HSU 4) and a conductive layer at the same location. Three separate inversion algorithms were applied to the data: Newman and Alumbaugh''s 2.5D finite difference and integral solution algorithm, Alumbaugh''s iterative Born approximation with a cylindrical symmetry, and Tseng''s 3D extended born approximation. The field EM data are still being analyzed.'

  20. Analysis of snow in the 20th and 21st century Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory coupled climate model simulations

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    Dery, Stephen

    Analysis of snow in the 20th and 21st century Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory coupled climate Northern Hemisphere, North American, and Eurasian snow cover extent, frequency, and mass by the Geophysical cycle in Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent and produce a mean annual snow area of 25 Â 106 km2

  1. Mechanical action and Geophysical reaction: Equipment Oil sand Interactions (Originally presented at CAMI, September 8 10, 2003, Calgary, Alberta)

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    Joseph, Tim Grain

    at CAMI, September 8 ­ 10, 2003, Calgary, Alberta) Tim Grain Joseph, Ph.D., P.Eng., Asst. Professor, Mining, University of Alberta & Principal Engineer, JPi Ltd. and Marek Welz, B.Sc., Geophysical Field Manager & Graduate Student, Geophysics, University of Alberta. ABSTRACT Joseph (2002) and Joseph

  2. Interim progress report addendun - environmental geophysics: Building E5032 decommissioning, Aberdeen Proving Ground, January 1994 resurvey

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    Thompson, M.D.; McGinnis, L.D.; Benson, M.A.; Borden, H.M.; Padar, C.A.

    1994-12-01

    Geophysical surveying around Building E5032 using three new continuously recording geophysical instruments - two types of electromagnetic induction instruments and a cesium vapor magnetometer that were unavailable at the time of the original survey - has provided additional information for defining the location of buried debris, vaults, tanks, and the drainage/sump system near the building. The dominant geophysical signature around Building E5032 consists of a complex pattern of linear magnetic, electrical-conductivity, and electromagnetic field anomalies that appear to be associated with drainage/sewer systems, ditches, past railway activity, the location for Building T5033 (old number 99A), and the probable location of Building 91. Integrated analysis of data acquired using the three techniques, plus a review of the existing ground-penetrating-radar data, allow a more thorough definition of the sources for the observed anomalies.

  3. Status of data, major results, and plans for geophysical activities, Yucca Mountain Project

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    Oliver, H.W. [Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA (USA); Hardin, E.L. [Science Applications International Corp., Las Vegas, NV (USA); Nelson, P.H. [Geological Survey, Denver, CO (USA)] [eds.

    1990-07-01

    This report describes past and planned geophysical activities associated with the Yucca Mountain Project and is intended to serve as a starting point for integration of geophysical activities. This report relates past results to site characterization plans, as presented in the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Plan (SCP). This report discusses seismic exploration, potential field methods, geoelectrical methods, teleseismic data collection and velocity structural modeling, and remote sensing. This report discusses surface-based, airborne, borehole, surface-to-borehole, crosshole, and Exploratory Shaft Facility-related activities. The data described in this paper, and the publications discussed, have been selected based on several considerations; location with respect to Yucca Mountain, whether the success or failure of geophysical data is important to future activities, elucidation of features of interest, and judgment as to the likelihood that the method will produce information that is important for site characterization. 65 refs., 19 figs., 12 tabs.

  4. Archaeological investigations using geophysics at Chimney Rock Great House, Colorado Michael A. Mitchell, Sarah G.R. Devriese, Roxanna N. Frary, Richard A. Krahenbuhl, Brenda K. Todd,

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    Archaeological investigations using geophysics at Chimney Rock Great House, Colorado Michael A of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder SUMMARY In this talk, we present results from a geophysical investiga- tion at the Chimney Rock Great House using

  5. Inverse Modeling and Geostatistics Project 17/04/2008DTU Geophysics research group meeting -2010-05-052 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark

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    Mosegaard, Klaus

    Inverse Modeling and Geostatistics Project #12;17/04/2008DTU Geophysics research group meeting Geophysics research group meeting - 2010-05-053 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark Bayesian PROBLEM? #12;17/04/2008DTU Geophysics research group meeting - 2010-05-054 DTU Informatics, Technical

  6. CorrelationF unctions of Random Media Summary ---In geophysics, the correlation functions of random media are of principal importance for

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    CorrelationF unctions of Random Media LUDE Ÿ K KLIMES Ÿ 1 Summary --- In geophysics, in a simple general form enabling the random media used in geophysics to be specified. The medium correlation.g., SHAPIRO and KNEIB, 1993; SHAPIRO et al., 1996; MU Ë? LLER and SHAPIRO, 2001). 1 Department of Geophysics

  7. Student-based archaeological geophysics in northern Thailand Emily A. Hinz*, Lee M. Liberty, and Spencer H. Wood, Boise State University, Fongsaward Singharajawarapan

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    Barrash, Warren

    Student-based archaeological geophysics in northern Thailand Emily A. Hinz*, Lee M. Liberty of Western Australia Summary As part of the 2010 near-surface geophysics workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand, local archaeological targets were used as a basis for teaching geophysical data collection, processing

  8. GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 54, NO. 9 (SEPTEMBER 1989): P. 1153-I 163, 14 FIGS.. 4 TABLES. Stability of wide-angle absorbing boundary conditions

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    Renaut, Rosemary

    GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 54, NO. 9 (SEPTEMBER 1989): P. 1153-I 163, 14 FIGS.. 4 TABLES. Stability of wide and numerically. Our numerical results confirm that INTRODUCTION Many geophysical problems, including modeling-1804. *Bergen Scientific Centre, IBM, N5006 Bergen, Norway. 0 1989 Society of Exploration Geophysic

  9. Inverse Modeling and Geostatistics Project 17/04/2008DTU Geophysics research group meeting -2010-09-102 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark

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    Mosegaard, Klaus

    Inverse Modeling and Geostatistics Project #12;17/04/2008DTU Geophysics research group meetingModelingandGeostatisticsProject #12;17/04/2008DTU Geophysics research group meeting - 2010-09-103 DTU Informatics, Technical #12;17/04/2008DTU Geophysics research group meeting - 2010-09-105 DTU Informatics, Technical

  10. Department of Geology and Geophysics-Frederick A. Sutton Building 115 South 1460 East, Room 383, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0102

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    Johnson, Cari

    Department of Geology and Geophysics- Frederick A. Sutton Building to The University of Utah Department of Geology and Geophysics Donor's Information, to the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the University of Utah as an unrestricted gift. Fill out and sign

  11. Planetary Evaporation and the Dynamics of Planet Wind/Stellar Wind Bow Shocks

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    Frank, A; Carroll-Nellenback, J; Quillen, A C; Kasting, J F; Dobbs-Dixon, I; Blackman, E G

    2015-01-01

    We present initial results of a new campaign of simulations focusing on the interaction of planetary winds with stellar environments using Adaptive Mesh Refinement methods. We have confirmed the results of Stone & Proga 2009 that an azimuthal flow structure is created in the planetary wind due to day/night temperatures differences. We show that a backflow towards the planet will occur with a strength that depends on the escape parameter. When a stellar outflow is included, we see unstable bow waves forming through the outflow's interaction with the planetary wind.

  12. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 39, Nr 9, 14751493 (2004) Abstract available online at http://meteoritics.org

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    Cohen, Barbara Anne

    2004-01-01

    Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona, USA 2University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson (Kring et al. 1996). L chondrites record a number of dominant impact events. Uranium/thorium-helium, K

  13. Localization instability and the origin of regularly-spaced faults in planetary lithospheres

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    Montési, Laurent Gilbert Joseph, 1973-

    2002-01-01

    Brittle deformation is not distributed uniformly in planetary lithospheres but is instead localized on faults and ductile shear zones. In some regions such as the Central Indian Basin or martian ridged plains, localized ...

  14. Vision-based terrain classification and classifier fusion for planetary exploration rovers

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    Halatci, Ibrahim

    2006-01-01

    Autonomous rover operation plays a key role in planetary exploration missions. Rover systems require more and more autonomous capabilities to improve efficiency and robustness. Rover mobility is one of the critical components ...

  15. ELSEVIER Earth and Planetary Science Letters 170 (1999) 351364 www.elsevier.com/locate/epsl

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    Claeys, Philippe

    1999-01-01

    (Fig. 1). Sedimentologic and petrographic evidence suggest L Corresponding author. Tel.=Fax: C1 et al. / Earth and Planetary Science Letters 170 (1999) 351­364 Fig. 1. Stratigraphy of the Albion

  16. Rough-terrain mobile robot planning and control with application to planetary exploration

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    Iagnemma, Karl David

    2001-01-01

    Future planetary exploration missions will require mobile robots to perform difficult tasks in highly challenging terrain, with limited human supervision. Current motion planning and control algorithms are not well suited ...

  17. Space exploration challenges : characterization and enhancement of space suit mobility and planetary protection policy analysis

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    Holschuh, Bradley Thomas

    2010-01-01

    This thesis addresses two challenges associated with advanced space and planetary exploration: characterizing and improving the mobility of current and future gas pressurized space suits; and developing effective domestic ...

  18. Reconfigurable wheels : re-inventing the wheel for the next generation of planetary rovers

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    Baker, Brittany, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01

    Experiences with Spirit and Opportunity, the twin Mars Exploration Rovers, showed that one of the major issues that needs to be addressed in order to expand the exploration capabilities of planetary rovers is that of wheel ...

  19. A discrete forward-modeling method for characterizing occultation lightcurves of tenuous planetary atmospheres

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    Siu, Ho Chit

    2015-01-01

    We present a discrete numerical approach for forward-modeling lightcurves from stellar occultations by planetary atmospheres. Our discrete approach provides a way to arbitrarily set atmospheric properties at any radius ...

  20. The effects of stochastic forces on the evolution of planetary systems and Saturn's rings

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    Rein, Hanno

    2010-10-12

    The increasing number of discovered extra-solar planets opens a new opportunity for studies of the formation of planetary systems. Their diversity keeps challenging the long-standing theories which were based on data primarily from our own solar...

  1. Development of a mechanical counter pressure Bio-Suit System for planetary exploration

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    Sim, Zhe Liang

    2006-01-01

    Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) is critical for human spaceflight and particularly for human planetary exploration. The MIT Man Vehicle Laboratory is developing a Bio-Suit EVA System, based on mechanical counterpressure ...

  2. Deep winds beneath Saturn's upper clouds from a seasonal long-lived planetary-scale storm

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    Boyer, Edmond

    (France) 7 LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, Paris (France) 8 Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary at 10 ­ 12 bar, much deeper than solar radiation penetrates. hal-00639431,version1-6Nov2012 #12;4 Ground

  3. The search for signs of life on exoplanets at the interface of chemistry and planetary science

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    Seager, Sara

    The discovery of thousands of exoplanets in the last two decades that are so different from planets in our own solar system challenges many areas of traditional planetary science. However, ideas for how to detect signs of ...

  4. ELSEVIER Earth and Planetary Science Letters 169 (1999) 7183 Geochronology and palaeomagnetism of the Hunnedalen dykes,

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    Torsvik, Trond Helge

    1999-01-01

    ELSEVIER Earth and Planetary Science Letters 169 (1999) 71­83 Geochronology and palaeomagnetism magnetic polarity, and, when considered in the context of the new geochronologic data, require. Keywords: paleomagnetism; geochronology; upper Proterozoic; Grenvillian orogeny 1. Introduction

  5. The Expanding Universe, Planetary Motion and the Pioneer 10/11 Anomaly

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    A. Lewis Licht

    2001-02-26

    The effect of the expanding universe on planetary motion is considered to first order in the Hubble constant H. Orbital elements are shown to be unaffected, but there is a small change in the connection between planetary proper time and coordinate time. This can produce an apparent anomalous acceleration in velocities inferred from echo-ranging, but the effect is too small by many orders of magnitude to account for the Pioneer 10/11 anomaly.

  6. Charles A. Stock Research Oceanographer, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

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    Berkeley and Princeton University 2005 Postdoctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1998-1999 2013-present Member of Research Council at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory 2013 Steering of the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem: Key Research Needs and Future Directions", July 2013, Providence RI

  7. Estimating the hydraulic conductivity at the South Oyster Site from geophysical tomographic data using Bayesian techniques

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    Hubbard, Susan

    of ground penetrating radar (GPR) tomographic velocity, GPR tomographic attenuation, and seismic tomographic where prior information is limited. Among the geophysical data, GPR and seismic velocity are more useful in situ hydrological measurements. Conventional borehole techniques such as flowmeter and slug tests

  8. Adaptive Focusing Through Layered Media Using the Geophysical "Time Migration" Concept

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Adaptive Focusing Through Layered Media Using the Geophysical "Time Migration" Concept Mark A. Haun migration. This tech- nique is motivated by considering complete, bistatic, pulse- echo data acquired from layered media, where sound speed is a function of depth only. Reflection travel times as a func- tion

  9. Gaussian packet pre--stack depth migration the Marmousi data Karel Zacek*, Department Geophysics, Faculty

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Gaussian packet pre--stack depth migration the Marmousi data Karel Zacek*, Department Geophysics--stack depth migration. method on Marmousi data (Versteeg & 1991). advantage over methods Gaussian beams. Thus, Gaussian packet pre--stack depth migration is especially suitable target--oriented imaging

  10. Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle Geophysical Monograph Series 183

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    Pennycook, Steve

    73 Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle Geophysical Monograph Series 183. Blaine Metting2 The purpose of this chapter is to review terrestrial biological carbon sequestration Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA. #12;74 TERRESTRIAL BIOLOGICAL CARBON SEqUESTRATION

  11. Discrimination and Identification of UXO by Geophysical Inversion. Phase II: Inversion of Total-Field Magnetics

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    Discrimination and Identification of UXO by Geophysical Inversion. Phase II: Inversion of Total to the discrimination and identification of unexploded ordnance using total-field magnetometry. A black in a predefined library. The discrimination method had the potential to reduce the number of excavations

  12. Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah Spring 2002 down to earth

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    Johnson, Cari

    1 Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah Spring 2002 down to earth Message From of Bill Parry and Duke Picard resulted in openings in both Geological Engineer- ing and Sedimentary Geology. Our search for their replacements has been successful and we are once again at full strength

  13. Geology and Geophysics 303: Structural Geology Fall Semester, 2015, 3.0 Units

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    Geology and Geophysics 303: Structural Geology Fall Semester, 2015, 3.0 Units Lectures: MW 10 Geology: An Introduction, by Pollard and Martel (PM) Basic Methods of Structural Geology, by Marshak geologic structures depends largely on how we perceive them. Few geologic structures form by trivially

  14. Tuesday, March 24, 2009 POSTER SESSION I: VENUS GEOLOGY, GEOPHYSICS, MAPPING, AND SAMPLING

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 POSTER SESSION I: VENUS GEOLOGY, GEOPHYSICS, MAPPING, AND SAMPLING 6:30 p significantly during the observable portion of the geologic history from the catastrophic resurfacing to the equilibrium resurfacing. Ivanov M. A. Head J. W. Geological Mapping of the Fortuna Tessera Quadrangle (V-2

  15. Electrical properties of saline ices and ice-silicate mixtures: geophysical and astrobiological consequences (Invited)

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    Stillman, David E.

    MR22A-05 Electrical properties of saline ices and ice-silicate mixtures: geophysical) electrical-properties measurements of laboratory- produced saline ice, salt hydrates, and ice of interior properties, and habitability. The electrical properties of saline H2O are controlled by the binary

  16. From: Advances in Geophysics, 46, 81-197. 1 SEISMIC TRAVELTIME TOMOGRAPHY OF THE

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    Rawlinson, Nick

    to describe a similar process using seismic waves to map earth structure. Seismologists now routinely useFrom: Advances in Geophysics, 46, 81-197. 1 SEISMIC TRAVELTIME TOMOGRAPHY OF THE CRUST, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia 1 Introduction 1.1 Motivation Seismic data represent one of the most valuable

  17. Reactive facies: An approach for parameterizing field-scale reactive transport models using geophysical methods

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    Chen, Jinsong

    as pumping, slug and flowmeter tests) are commonly used to measure hydraulic conductivity in the vicinity is based on the hypothesis that subsurface units exist that have unique distributions of properties, hydraulic conductivity, and geophysical attributes. We use these correlations within a Bayesian framework

  18. Geophysically consistent values of the perovskite to post-perovskite transition Clapeyron slope

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    Geophysically consistent values of the perovskite to post-perovskite transition Clapeyron slope J February 2007; published 15 March 2007. [1] The double-crossing hypothesis posits that post- perovskite in Earth's deep mantle and the temperature of Earth's inner core boundary, we show that a post-perovskite

  19. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Interferometric electromagnetic Green's functions

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    JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Interferometric electromagnetic of a direct pulse-echo ex- periment in a three-dimensional configuration. The con- dition-dimensional media. Wave propagation invariants have been used in acoustic, elastic and electromagnetic wave

  20. GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 64, NO. 5 (SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 1999); P. 13471348 Computers and creativity

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    Snieder, Roel

    GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 64, NO. 5 (SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 1999); P. 1347­1348 Computers and creativity John A. Scales and Roel Snieder "The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers."--Sydney J. Harris "Technical skill is mastery of complexity while

  1. USING GEOPHYSICAL METHODS TO IMAGE THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF MINE WASTE ROCK PILES

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    Aubertin, Michel

    (GPR) geophysical methods have been used to study mine dumps. METHODS Resistivity measurements, at the same time as an infiltration test was carried out in order to map fluid flow within the mine dump out in July 2002, and in October 2002 before and after the infiltration test. Figure 3 shows a GPR

  2. 1340 The Leading Edge October 2008 SAGE celebrates 25 years of learning geophysics by

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    geophysics The increasing world demand and record-high costs for energy and mineral resources, along with the attendant environmental and climate concerns, have escalated the need for trained geophysicists then are closely guided by faculty, teaching assistants, and in- dustry visitors to analyze and interpret

  3. Augmented Geophysical Data Interpretation Through Automated Velocity Picking in Semblance Velocity Images

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    Whitley, Darrell

    Augmented Geophysical Data Interpretation Through Automated Velocity Picking in Semblance Velocity on the surface. Currently, geophysicists spend hours, days or weeks in front of monitors tracing curves on images of these cor- respond to the bright spots selected by the geophysicist. Next, a combinatorial optimization

  4. Archaeological investigation of the Court Kiva in Chaco Canyon using geophysical methods Cericia Martinez*

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    -invasive, geophysical techniques. Due to the non-invasive nature of magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic data as park approval is granted. The data and interpretation from a component of this project is the focus and subsequently backfilled for preservation purposes. There is very little record of the Court Kiva's excavation

  5. College of Natural Science and Mathematics Department of Geology and Geophysics

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    Hartman, Chris

    gEology College of Natural Science and Mathematics Department of Geology and Geophysics 907-474-7565 www.uaf.edu/geology/ MS, phD Degrees Minimum Requirements for Degrees: MS: 30 credits; PhD: 18 thesis credits Graduates in geology have broad backgrounds in the earth sciences and firm foundations

  6. College of Natural Science and Mathematics Department of Geology and Geophysics

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    Hartman, Chris

    geoscience College of Natural Science and Mathematics Department of Geology and Geophysics 907-474-7565 www.uaf.edu/geology/ Bs Degree Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits Graduates in geoscience. Four con- centrations are available to allow students to pursue their own emphasis: geology

  7. Major results of geophysical investigations at Yucca Mountain and vicinity, southern Nevada

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    Oliver, H.W.; Ponce, D.A. [eds.] [Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Hunter, W.C. [ed.] [Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States). Yucca Mountain Project Branch

    1995-12-31

    In the consideration of Yucca Mountain as a possible site for storing high level nuclear waste, a number of geologic concerns have been suggested for study by the National Academy of Sciences which include: (1) natural geologic and geochemical barriers, (2) possible future fluctuations in the water table that might flood a mined underground repository, (3) tectonic stability, and (4) considerations of shaking such as might be caused by nearby earthquakes or possible volcanic eruptions. This volume represents the third part of an overall plan of geophysical investigation of Yucca Mountain, preceded by the Site Characterization Plan (SCP; dated 1988) and the report referred to as the Geophysical White Paper, Phase 1, entitled Status of Data, Major Results, and Plans for Geophysical Activities, Yucca Mountain Project (Oliver and others, 1990). The SCP necessarily contained uncertainty about applicability and accuracy of methods then untried in the Yucca Mountain volcano-tectonic setting, and the White Paper, Phase 1, focused on summarization of survey coverage, data quality, and applicability of results. For the most part, it did not present data or interpretation. The important distinction of the current volume lies in presentation of data, results, and interpretations of selected geophysical methods used in characterization activities at Yucca Mountain. Chapters are included on the following: gravity investigations; magnetic investigations; regional magnetotelluric investigations; seismic refraction investigations; seismic reflection investigations; teleseismic investigations; regional thermal setting; stress measurements; and integration of methods and conclusions. 8 refs., 60 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. Geophysical Prospecting 37,753-770, 1989 SUGGESTIONS FOR A CONSISTENT

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Geophysical Prospecting 37,753-770, 1989 SUGGESTIONS FOR A CONSISTENT TERMINOLOGY FOR SEISMIC for seismic anisotropy. Geophys- ical Prospecting 37,753-770. Seismic anisotropy is an unfamiliar concept reporting seismic anisotropy more readily comprehensible to the non- specialist. This not a manual

  9. A resolution analysis of two geophysical imaging methods for characterizing and monitoring hydrologic conditions in the Vadose zone.

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    Brainard, James Robert; Hammond, Gary.; Alumbaugh, David L.; La Brecque, D.J.

    2007-06-01

    This research project analyzed the resolution of two geophysical imaging techniques, electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and cross-borehole ground penetrating radar (XBGPR), for monitoring subsurface flow and transport processes within the vadose zone. The study was based on petrophysical conversion of moisture contents and solute distributions obtained from unsaturated flow forward modeling. This modeling incorporated boundary conditions from a potable water and a salt tracer infiltration experiment performed at the Sandia-Tech Vadose Zone (STVZ) facility, and high-resolution spatial grids (6.25-cm spacing over a 1700-m domain) and incorporated hydraulic properties measured on samples collected from the STVZ. The analysis process involved petrophysical conversion of moisture content and solute concentration fields to geophysical property fields, forward geophysical modeling using the geophysical property fields to obtain synthetic geophysical data, and finally, inversion of this synthetic data. These geophysical property models were then compared to those derived from the conversion of the hydrologic forward modeling to provide an understanding of the resolution and limitations of the geophysical techniques.

  10. Plasma Physics

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    state. Formed at high temperatures, plasmas consist of freely moving ions and free electrons. They are often called the "fourth state of matter" because their unique physical...

  11. Theoretical Physics

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    HEP Theoretical Physics Understanding discoveries at the Energy, Intensity, and Cosmic Frontiers Get Expertise Rajan Gupta (505) 667-7664 Email Bruce Carlsten (505) 667-5657 Email...

  12. Plasma Physics

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    4 Plasma Physics By leveraging plasma under extreme conditions, we concentrate on solving critical scientific challenges such as detecting smuggled nuclear materials, advancing...

  13. Physical Properties of Gas Hydrates: A Review

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    Gabitto, Jorge F.; Tsouris, Costas

    2010-01-01

    Methane gas hydrates in sediments have been studied by several investigators as a possible future energy resource. Recent hydrate reserves have been estimated at approximately 10 16 ? m 3 of methane gas worldwide at standard temperature and pressure conditions. In situ dissociation of natural gas hydrate is necessary in order to commercially exploit the resource from the natural-gas-hydrate-bearing sediment. The presence of gas hydrates in sediments dramatically alters some of the normal physical properties of the sediment. These changes can be detectedmore »by field measurements and by down-hole logs. An understanding of the physical properties of hydrate-bearing sediments is necessary for interpretation of geophysical data collected in field settings, borehole, and slope stability analyses; reservoir simulation; and production models. This work reviews information available in literature related to the physical properties of sediments containing gas hydrates. A brief review of the physical properties of bulk gas hydrates is included. Detection methods, morphology, and relevant physical properties of gas-hydrate-bearing sediments are also discussed. « less

  14. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 13, EGU2011-7998, 2011

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    Ulich, Thomas

    ), and Thomas Ulich (4) (1) University of Bern, Institute of Applied Physics, Microwave, Bern, Switzerland, Germany, (3) Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, (4) Sodankylä microwave radiometers measured middle atmospheric water vapor profiles, one in Andenes, Norway (69.3 N, 16 E

  15. Planetary Systems and the Formation of Habitable Planets

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    Dvorak, Rudolf; Burger, Christoph; Schäfer, Christoph; Speith, Roland

    2015-01-01

    As part of a national scientific network 'Pathways to Habitability' the formation of planets and the delivery of water onto these planets is a key question as water is essential for the development of life. In the first part of the paper we summarize the state of the art of planet formation - which is still under debate in the astronomical community - before we show our results on this topic. The outcome of our numerical simulations depends a lot on the choice of the initial distribution of planetesimals and planetary embryos after gas disappeared in the protoplanetary disk. We also take into account that some of these planetesimals of sizes in the order of the mass of the Moon already contained water; the quantity depends on the distance from the Sun - close-by bodies are dry, but starting from a distance of about 2 AU they can contain substantial amounts of water. We assume that the gas giants and terrestrial planets are already formed when we check the collisions of the small bodies containing water (in th...

  16. Oxygen enrichment in carbon-rich planetary nebulae

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    Delgado-Inglada, Gloria; Peimbert, Manuel; Stasi?ska, Gra?yna; Morisset, Christophe

    2015-01-01

    We study the relation between the chemical composition and the type of dust present in a group of 20 Galactic planetary nebulae (PNe) that have high quality optical and infrared spectra. The optical spectra are used, together with the best available ionization correction factors, to calculate the abundances of Ar, C, Cl, He, N, Ne, and O relative to H. The infrared spectra are used to classify the PNe in two groups depending on whether the observed dust features are representative of oxygen-rich or carbon-rich environments. The sample contains one object from the halo, eight from the bulge, and eleven from the local disc. We compare their chemical abundances with nucleosynthesis model predictions and with the ones obtained in seven Galactic H II regions of the solar neighbourhood. We find evidence of O enrichment (by $\\sim$ 0.3 dex) in all but one of the PNe with carbon-rich dust (CRD). Our analysis shows that Ar, and especially Cl, are the best metallicity indicators of the progenitors of PNe. There is a tig...

  17. The role of carbon in extrasolar planetary geodynamics and habitability

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    Unterborn, Cayman T.; Kabbes, Jason E.; Pigott, Jeffrey S.; Panero, Wendy R. [School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 125 South Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43202 (United States); Reaman, Daniel M., E-mail: unterborn.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu [US Army Research Laboratory, RDRL-WML-B (Bldg. 390), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005 (United States)

    2014-10-01

    The proportions of oxygen, carbon, and major rock-forming elements (e.g., Mg, Fe, Si) determine a planet's dominant mineralogy. Variation in a planet's mineralogy subsequently affects planetary mantle dynamics as well as any deep water or carbon cycle. Through thermodynamic models and high pressure diamond anvil cell experiments, we demonstrate that the oxidation potential of C is above that of Fe at all pressures and temperatures, indicative of 0.1-2 Earth-mass planets. This means that for a planet with (Mg+2Si+Fe+2C)/O > 1, excess C in the mantle will be in the form of diamond. We find that an increase in C, and thus diamond, concentration slows convection relative to a silicate-dominated planet, due to diamond's ?3 order of magnitude increase in both viscosity and thermal conductivity. We assert then that in the C-(Mg+2Si+Fe)-O system, there is a compositional range in which a planet can be habitable. Planets outside of this range will be dynamically sluggish or stagnant, thus having limited carbon or water cycles leading to surface conditions inhospitable to life as we know it.

  18. Physics & Astronomy Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    148 Physics & Astronomy Degree options BSc (Single Honours Degrees) Astrophysics Physics MPhys (Single Honours Degrees) Astrophysics Physics Theoretical Physics BSc (Joint Honours Degrees) Physics) Theoretical Physics and Mathematics MSci (Joint Honours Degree) Physics and Chemistry Entrance Requirements

  19. Matrix Pseudospectral Method for Elastic Tides Modeling of Planetary BodiesMatrix Pseudospectral Method for Elastic Tides Modeling of Planetary Bodies Eliska Zbranov, Ladislav Hanyk, Ctirad Matyska

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Matrix Pseudospectral Method for Elastic Tides Modeling of Planetary BodiesMatrix Pseudospectral with continuous model parameters that makes the matrix of the algebraic system almost block diagonal (the ABD matrix). An advantage of preserving 2nd -order equations is that a half-size algebraic system

  20. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Physics 35400

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    Lombardi, John R.

    , electromagnetic waves in vacuum and in matter, guided waves ­ transmission lines and waveguides, electromagnetic-varying sources 7. calculate the electromagnetic radiation fields and power emitted for electric dipole sources 8DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Syllabus Physics 35400 Electricity and Magnetism II Designation

  1. SEQUOIA 2000 LARGE CAPACITY OBJECT SERVERS

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    California at Irvine, University of

    Turco, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Los Angeles Abstract Improved data management distributed data base management, and visualization -- can be applied to a range of Global Change applications Diego Clarence Hall, Dean of Physical Sciences, Los Angeles David Hodges, Dean of Engineering, Berkeley

  2. On Optimizing Joint Inversion of Constrained Geophysical Datasets Anibal Sosa1 Leticia Velazquez1;2, Aaron Velasco3,

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    Ward, Karen

    of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968-0514, USA 3Department of Geological Sciences, The University) algorithm to characterize 1D earth structure using geophysical datasets with two different optimization

  3. GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 67, NO. 4 (JULY-AUGUST 2002); P. 11041114, 11 FIGS., 1 TABLE. 10.1190/1.1500371

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    Newman, Gregory A.

    Laboratories, Geophysical Technology Department, P.O. Box 5800, MS-0750, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0750. E this mechanism, Klein et al. (1997) show that the high-conductivity contrast between shales and sands results

  4. Modeling the resolution of inexpensive, novel non-seismic geophysical monitoring tools to monitor CO2 injection into coal beds

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    Gasperikova, E.

    2010-01-01

    on the geophysical properties of coal undergoing CO 2 flood.coal layer, at the depth of 750 m, with the same lateral extent and propertiescoal zones (~300 tons to each zone). A literature search for rock properties

  5. Geophysical Journal International Geophys. J. Int. (2015) 202, 787799 doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv183

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    2015-01-01

    in Bratislava, Mlynsk´a dolina F1, 84248 Bratislava, Slovakia 3Institute of Geophysics, Academy of Sciences & Engineering, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Carrer del Gran Capit´a 2-4, Barcelona, Spain Accepted 2015

  6. Geophysical modeling of two willemite deposits, Vazante (Brazil) and Beltana (Australia) Richard A. Krahenbuhl* and Murray Hitzman

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    by conventional processing techniques and geophysical inversion. Vazante deposit in Brazil The Vazante willemite. The mineralized portion of the fault zone extends more than 5 kilometers along strike and is known from drilling

  7. Geophysical Journal International Geophys. J. Int. (2014) 199, 18471860 doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu370

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    Constable, Steve

    2014-01-01

    Geophysical Journal International Geophys. J. Int. (2014) 199, 1847­1860 doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu370-linear electromagnetics; Marine electromagnetics; Australia. 1 I N T RO D U C T I O N The marine controlled source

  8. Structure of the southern Keweenawan rift from COCORP surveys across the Midcontinent Geophysical Anomaly in northeastern Kansas

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    Serpa, L.; Setzer, T.; Farmer, H.; Brown, L.; Oliver, J.; Kaufman, S.; Sharp, J.; Steeples, Don W.

    1984-06-01

    COCORP profiling across the midcontinent geophysical anomaly in northeastern Kansas reveals structural basins and other features of the Precambrian Keweenawan rift buried beneath the Phanerozoic cover. The 40-km-wide main basin is asymmetric, with a...

  9. THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARCHITECTURE OF THE ? ANDROMEDAE PLANETARY SYSTEM

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    Deitrick, Russell; Barnes, Rory; Quinn, Thomas R.; Luger, Rodrigo; Antonsen, Adrienne [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1580 (United States); McArthur, Barbara; Fritz Benedict, G., E-mail: deitrr@astro.washington.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States)

    2015-01-01

    The ? Andromedae system is the first exoplanetary system to have the relative inclination of two planets' orbital planes directly measured, and therefore offers our first window into the three-dimensional configurations of planetary systems. We present, for the first time, full three-dimensional, dynamically stable configurations for the three planets of the system consistent with all observational constraints. While the outer two planets, c and d, are inclined by ?30°, the inner planet's orbital plane has not been detected. We use N-body simulations to search for stable three-planet configurations that are consistent with the combined radial velocity and astrometric solution. We find that only 10 trials out of 1000 are robustly stable on 100 Myr timescales, or ?8 billion orbits of planet b. Planet b's orbit must lie near the invariable plane of planets c and d, but can be either prograde or retrograde. These solutions predict that b's mass is in the range of 2-9 M {sub Jup} and has an inclination angle from the sky plane of less than 25°. Combined with brightness variations in the combined star/planet light curve ({sup p}hase curve{sup )}, our results imply that planet b's radius is ?1.8 R {sub Jup}, relatively large for a planet of its age. However, the eccentricity of b in several of our stable solutions reaches >0.1, generating upward of 10{sup 19} W in the interior of the planet via tidal dissipation, possibly inflating the radius to an amount consistent with phase curve observations.

  10. Orbital perturbations of the Galilean satellites during planetary encounters

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    Deienno, Rogerio; Nesvorný, David [Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO (United States); Vokrouhlický, David [Institute of Astronomy, Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic); Yokoyama, Tadashi, E-mail: rogerio.deienno@gmail.com [Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, SP (Brazil)

    2014-08-01

    The Nice model of the dynamical instability and migration of the giant planets can explain many properties of the present solar system, and can be used to constrain its early architecture. In the jumping-Jupiter version of the Nice model, required from the terrestrial planet constraint and dynamical structure of the asteroid belt, Jupiter has encounters with an ice giant. Here, we study the survival of the Galilean satellites in the jumping-Jupiter model. This is an important concern because the ice-giant encounters, if deep enough, could dynamically perturb the orbits of the Galilean satellites and lead to implausible results. We performed numerical integrations where we tracked the effect of planetary encounters on the Galilean moons. We considered three instability cases from Nesvorný and Morbidelli that differed in the number and distribution of encounters. We found that in one case, where the number of close encounters was relatively small, the Galilean satellite orbits were not significantly affected. In the other two, the orbital eccentricities of all moons were excited by encounters, Callisto's semimajor axis changed, and, in a large fraction of trials, the Laplace resonance of the inner three moons was disrupted. The subsequent evolution by tides damps eccentricities and can recapture the moons in the Laplace resonance. A more important constraint is represented by the orbital inclinations of the moons, which can be excited during the encounters and not appreciably damped by tides. We find that one instability case taken from Nesvorný and Morbidelli clearly does not meet this constraint. This shows how the regular satellites of Jupiter can be used to set limits on the properties of encounters in the jumping-Jupiter model, and help us to better understand how the early solar system evolved.

  11. Dusty disks around central stars of planetary nebulae

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    Clayton, Geoffrey C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (United States); De Marco, Orsola [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109 (Australia); Nordhaus, Jason [Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, and National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623 (United States); Green, Joel [Department of Astronomy, The University of Texas, 1 University Station, C1400, Austin, TX 78712-0259 (United States); Rauch, Thomas; Werner, Klaus [Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics, Eberhard Karls University, Sand 1, D-72076 Tübingen (Germany); Chu, You-Hua, E-mail: gclayton@fenway.phys.lsu.edu, E-mail: orsola@science.mq.edu.au, E-mail: nordhaus@astro.rit.edu, E-mail: joel@astro.as.utexas.edu, E-mail: rauch@astro.uni-tuebingen.de, E-mail: werner@astro.uni-tuebingen.de, E-mail: chu@astro.uiuc.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1002 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States)

    2014-06-01

    Only a few percent of cool, old white dwarfs (WDs) have infrared excesses interpreted as originating in small hot disks due to the infall and destruction of single asteroids that come within the star's Roche limit. Infrared excesses at 24 ?m were also found to derive from the immediate vicinity of younger, hot WDs, most of which are still central stars of planetary nebulae (CSPNe). The incidence of CSPNe with this excess is 18%. The Helix CSPN, with a 24 ?m excess, has been suggested to have a disk formed from collisions of Kuiper belt-like objects (KBOs). In this paper, we have analyzed an additional sample of CSPNe to look for similar infrared excesses. These CSPNe are all members of the PG 1159 class and were chosen because their immediate progenitors are known to often have dusty environments consistent with large dusty disks. We find that, overall, PG 1159 stars do not present such disks more often than other CSPNe, although the statistics (five objects) are poor. We then consider the entire sample of CSPNe with infrared excesses and compare it to the infrared properties of old WDs, as well as cooler post-asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars. We conclude with the suggestion that the infrared properties of CSPNe more plausibly derive from AGB-formed disks rather than disks formed via the collision of KBOs, although the latter scenario cannot be ruled out. Finally, there seems to be an association between CSPNe with a 24 ?m excess and confirmed or possible binarity of the central star.

  12. Summaries of physical research in the geosciences

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    1990-10-01

    The Department of Energy supports research in the geosciences in order to provide a sound foundation of fundamental knowledge in those areas of the geosciences which are germane to the Department of Energy's many missions. The Division of Engineering and Geosciences, part of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the Office of Energy Research, supports the Geosciences Research Program. The participants in this program include Department of Energy laboratories, industry, universities, and other governmental agencies. The summaries in this document, prepared by the investigators, briefly describe the scope of the individual programs. The Geosciences Research Program includes research in geology, petrology, geophysics, geochemistry, solar physics, solar-terrestrial relationships, aeronomy, seismology, and natural resource modeling and analysis, including their various subdivisions and interdisciplinary areas. All such research is related either directly or indirectly to the Department of Energy's long-range technological needs.

  13. Physical Scientist

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    The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, providing more than 40 percent of total funding for this vital area of...

  14. Physics Based on Physical Monism

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    Seong-Dong Kim

    2006-03-22

    Based on a physical monism, which holds that the matter and space are classified by not a difference of their kind but a difference of magnitude of their density, I derive the most fundamental equation of motion, which is capable of providing a deeper physical understanding than the known physics. For example, this equation answers to the substantive reason of movement, and Newton's second law, which has been regarded as the definition of force, is derived in a substantive level from this equation. Further, the relativistic energy-mass formula is generalized to include the potential energy term, and the Lorentz force and Maxwell equations are newly derived.

  15. I would like to receive funding to continue my PhD course in Planetary Science at the University of Planetary science is the study of this and other solar systems. Current hot topics that have attracted

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    Withers, Paul

    I would like to receive funding to continue my PhD course in Planetary Science at the University of Arizona. Planetary science is the study of this and other solar systems. Current hot topics that have in my first year of the PhD program here. My funding this year comes from department sources. However

  16. Physics & Astronomy Degree options

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    Brierley, Andrew

    138 Physics & Astronomy Degree options BSc (Single Honours Degrees) Astrophysics Physics MPhys (Single Honours Degrees) Astrophysics Physics Theoretical Physics BSc (Joint Honours Degrees) Physics combinations is under review. MPhys (Joint Honours Degree) Theoretical Physics and Mathematics MSci (Joint

  17. Crump Geyser: High Precision Geophysics & Detailed Structural Exploration & Slim Well Drilling

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    DOE Geothermal Peer Review 2010 - Presentation. Project objectives: Discover new 260F and 300F geothermal reservoirs in Oregon. To demonstrate the application of high precision geophysics for well targeting. Demonstrate a combined testing approach to Flowing Differential Self Potential (FDSP) and electrical tomography resistivity as a guide to exploration and development. Demonstrate utility and benefits of sump-less drilling for a low environmental impact. Create both short and long term employment through exploration, accelerated development timeline and operation.

  18. 35.1 Introduction Flows.involving.phase.change.are.ubiquitous.in.geophysical.and.

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    Huppert, Herbert

    467 35.1 Introduction Flows.involving.phase.change.are.ubiquitous.in.geophysical.and. industrial.and.atmosphere.but.also.some.that.occur.in.water- saturated.soils,.in.magmatic.systems,.and.in.industrial.processes. 35.2 Principles Changes.of.phase,.from.and.associated.buoyancy.forces..The.importance.of.phase. change.to.a.given.flow.can.be.assessed.by.estimating.certain.key. dimensionless.parameters. 35

  19. Impact-driven planetary desiccation: The origin of the dry Venus

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    Kurosawa, Kosuke

    2015-01-01

    The fate of surface water on Venus is one of the most important outstanding problems in comparative planetology. Here a new concept is proposed to explain water removal on a steam-covered proto Venus, referred to as impact-driven planetary desiccation. Since a steam atmosphere is photochemically unstable, water vapor dissociates into hydrogen and oxygen. Then, hydrogen escapes easily into space through hydrodynamic escape driven by strong extreme ultraviolet radiation from the young Sun. The focus is on the intense impact bombardment during the terminal stage of planetary accretion as generators of a significant amount of reducing agent. The fine-grained ejecta remove the residual oxygen, the counter part of escaped hydrogen, via the oxidation of iron-bearing rocks in a hot atmosphere. Thus, hypervelocity impacts cause net desiccation of the planetary surface. I constructed a stochastic cratering model using a Monte Carlo approach to investigate the cumulative mass of nonoxidized, ejected rocks due to the int...

  20. Review of Particle Physics

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    Nakamura, Kenzo

    2010-01-01

    11. Particle Physics Education Sites . . . . . . . . .ONLINE PARTICLE PHYSICS INFORMATION 1.11. Particle Physics Education Sites . . . . . . . . . . 12.

  1. REVIEW OF PARTICLE PHYSICS

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    Beringer, Juerg

    2013-01-01

    ONLINE PARTICLE PHYSICS INFORMATION 1.3. Particle Physics Information Platforms . . . . . . . . .14. Particle Physics Education and Outreach

  2. Highlights of the 2009 SEG summer research workshop on ""CO2 sequestration geophysics

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    Huang, Lianjie; Lumley, David; Sherlock, Don; Daley, Tom; Lawton, Don; Masters, Ron; Verliac, Michel; White, Don

    2009-01-01

    The 2009 SEG Summer Research Workshop on 'CO{sub 2} Sequestration Geophysics' was held August 23-27, 2009 in Banff, Canada. The event was attended by over 100 scientists from around the world, which proved to be a remarkably successful turnout in the midst of the current global financial crisis and severe corporate travel restrictions. Attendees included SEG President Larry Lines (U. Calgary), and CSEG President John Downton (CGG Veritas), who joined SRW Chairman David Lumley (UWA) in giving the opening welcome remarks at the Sunday Icebreaker. The workshop was organized by an expert technical committee representing a good mix of industry, academic, and government research organizations. The format consisted of four days of technical sessions with over 60 talks and posters, plus an optional pre-workshop field trip to the Columbia Ice Fields to view firsthand the effects of global warming on the Athabasca glacier. Group technical discussion was encouraged by requiring each presenter to limit themselves to 15 minutes of presentation followed by a 15 minute open discussion period. Technical contributions focused on the current and future role of geophysics in CO{sub 2} sequestration, highlighting new research and field-test results with regard to site selection and characterization, monitoring and surveillance, using a wide array of geophysical techniques. While there are too many excellent contributions to mention all individually here, in this paper we summarize some of the key workshop highlights in order to propagate new developments to the SEG community at large.

  3. Karst characterization in a semi-arid region using gravity, seismic, and resistivity geophysical techniques.

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    Barnhart, Kevin Scott

    2013-10-01

    We proposed to customize emerging in situ geophysical monitoring technology to generate time-series data during sporadic rain events in a semi-arid region. Electrodes were to be connected to wireless %5Cnodes%22 which can be left in the eld for many months. Embedded software would then increase sampling frequency during periods of rainfall. We hypothesized that this contrast between no-volume ow in karst passageways dur- ing dry periods and partial- or saturated-volume ow during a rain event is detectable by these Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) geophysical nodes, we call this a Wireless Resistivity Network (WRN). The development of new methodologies to characterize semi-arid karst hydrology is intended to augment Sandia National Laboratorys mission to lead e orts in energy technologies, waste disposal and climate security by helping to identify safe and secure regions and those that are at risk. Development and initial eld testing identi ed technological barriers to using WRNs for identifying semi-arid karst, exposing R&D which can be targeted in the future. Gravity, seismic, and resis- tivity surveys elucidated how each technique might e ectively be used to characterize semi-arid karst. This research brings to light the importance and challenges with char- acterizing semi-arid karst through a multi-method geophysical study. As there have been very few studies with this emphasis, this study has expanded the body of practical experience needed to protect the nations water and energy security interests.

  4. Highlights of the 2009 SEG summer research workshop on"CO2 Sequestration Geophysics"

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    Lumley, D.; Sherlock, D.; Daley, T.; Huang, L.; Lawton, D.; Masters, R.; Verliac, M.; White, D.

    2010-01-15

    The 2009 SEG Summer Research Workshop on CO2 Sequestration Geophysics was held August 23-27, 2009 in Banff, Canada. The event was attended by over 100 scientists from around the world, which proved to be a remarkably successful turnout in the midst of the current global financial crisis and severe corporate travel restrictions. Attendees included SEG President Larry Lines (U. Calgary), and CSEG President John Downton (CGG Veritas), who joined SRW Chairman David Lumley (UWA) in giving the opening welcome remarks at the Sunday Icebreaker. The workshop was organized by an expert technical committee (see side bar) representing a good mix of industry, academic, and government research organizations. The format consisted of four days of technical sessions with over 60 talks and posters, plus an optional pre-workshop field trip to the Columbia Ice Fields to view firsthand the effects of global warming on the Athabasca glacier (Figures 1-2). Group technical discussion was encouraged by requiring each presenter to limit themselves to 15 minutes of presentation followed by a 15 minute open discussion period. Technical contributions focused on the current and future role of geophysics in CO2 sequestration, highlighting new research and field-test results with regard to site selection and characterization, monitoring and surveillance, using a wide array of geophysical techniques. While there are too many excellent contributions to mention all individually here, in this paper we summarize some of the key workshop highlights in order to propagate new developments to the SEG community at large.

  5. Effects of the seasonal cycle on superrotation in planetary atmospheres

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    Mitchell, Jonathan L. [Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Vallis, Geoffrey K. [College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Science, Exeter University, Exeter (United Kingdom); Potter, Samuel F. [Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University, NJ 08544 (United States)

    2014-05-20

    The dynamics of dry atmospheric general circulation model simulations forced by seasonally varying Newtonian relaxation are explored over a wide range of two control parameters and are compared with the large-scale circulation of Earth, Mars, and Titan in their relevant parameter regimes. Of the parameters that govern the behavior of the system, the thermal Rossby number (Ro) has previously been found to be important in governing the spontaneous transition from an Earth-like climatology of winds to a superrotating one with prograde equatorial winds, in the absence of a seasonal cycle. This case is somewhat unrealistic as it applies only if the planet has zero obliquity or if surface thermal inertia is very large. While Venus has nearly vanishing obliquity, Earth, Mars, and Titan (Saturn) all have obliquities of ?25° and varying degrees of seasonality due to their differing thermal inertias and orbital periods. Motivated by this, we introduce a time-dependent Newtonian cooling to drive a seasonal cycle using idealized model forcing, and we define a second control parameter that mimics non-dimensional thermal inertia of planetary surfaces. We then perform and analyze simulations across the parameter range bracketed by Earth-like and Titan-like regimes, assess the impact on the spontaneous transition to superrotation, and compare Earth, Mars, and Titan to the model simulations in the relevant parameter regime. We find that a large seasonal cycle (small thermal inertia) prevents model atmospheres with large thermal Rossby numbers from developing superrotation by the influences of (1) cross-equatorial momentum advection by the Hadley circulation and (2) hemispherically asymmetric zonal-mean zonal winds that suppress instabilities leading to equatorial momentum convergence. We also demonstrate that baroclinic instabilities must be sufficiently weak to allow superrotation to develop. In the relevant parameter regimes, our seasonal model simulations compare favorably to large-scale, seasonal phenomena observed on Earth and Mars. In the Titan-like regime the seasonal cycle in our model acts to prevent superrotation from developing, and it is necessary to increase the value of a third parameter—the atmospheric Newtonian cooling time—to achieve a superrotating climatology.

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  7. Compulsory Elective Theoretical Physics

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    Dutz, Hartmut

    Aug Sep Compulsory Elective Theoretical Physics (physics606 or - if done previously - 1 module out of physics751, physics754, physics755, physics760, physics7501) 7 cp Specialization (at least 24 cp out of physics61a, -61b, -61c and/or physics62a, -62b, -62c) 24 cp Elective Advanced Lectures (at least 18 cp out

  8. Characterizing planetary orbits and trajectories of light in the Reissner-Nordstrom metric

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    F. T Hioe

    2014-03-06

    Exact analytic expressions for planetary orbits and light trajectories in the Reissner-Nordstrom geometry are presented. They are characterized in a map specified by three dimensionless parameters for the planetary orbits, while two dimensionless parameters are required to map the trajectories of light. Notable differences with the corresponding orbits and trajectories in the Schwarzschild geometry are indicated. In particular, when the energy and angular momentum of the planet are fixed, the precession angle of the orbit decreases as the net electric charge of the massive star or black hole increases. A similar result also holds for the deflection angle of a light ray.

  9. Physics 4810 / 7810 Teaching and Learning Physics

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    Physics 4810 / 7810 Teaching and Learning Physics Fall 2008 Finkelstein A course on how people learn and understand key concepts in physics. Readings in physics, physics education research, education. Useful for all students, especially for those interested in physics, teaching and education research

  10. PHYSICS, B.S. BIOMEDICAL PHYSICS (BIMD)

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    Hamburger, Peter

    PHYSICS, B.S. BIOMEDICAL PHYSICS (BIMD) (Fall 2015-Summer 2016) IPFW Residency Requirements ______ 3 PHYS 37000 Biomedical Physics Seminar ______ 3 PHYS 41800 Thermal Physics ______ 3 PHYS 44200): ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ #12;PHYSICS, B.S. PLAN--BIOMEDICAL PHYSICS (BIMD) (Fall 2015-Summer 2016) Term: Year: 2015 Term: Year

  11. Physical Protection

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    2009-07-23

    This Manual establishes requirements for the physical protection of interests under the U.S. Department of Energys (DOEs) purview ranging from facilities, buildings, Government property, and employees to national security interests such as classified information, special nuclear material (SNM), and nuclear weapons. Cancels Section A of DOE M 470.4-2 Chg 1. Canceled by DOE O 473.3.

  12. Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics

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    Gerlich, Gerhard

    2007-01-01

    The atmospheric greenhouse effect, an idea that authors trace back to the traditional works of Fourier 1824, Tyndall 1861 and Arrhenius 1896 and is still supported in global climatology essentially describes a fictitious mechanism in which a planetary atmosphere acts as a heat pump driven by an environment that is radiatively interacting with but radiatively equilibrated to the atmospheric system. According to the second law of thermodynamics such a planetary machine can never exist. Nevertheless, in almost all texts of global climatology and in a widespread secondary literature it is taken for granted that such mechanism is real and stands on a firm scientific foundation. In this paper the popular conjecture is analyzed and the underlying physical principles are clarified. By showing that (a) there are no common physical laws between the warming phenomenon in glass houses and the fictitious atmospheric greenhouse effects, (b) there are no calculations to determine an average surface temperature of a planet, ...

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    Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics Website: [Webpage] [Bio] ... Research Interests: mathematical physics, condensed matter theory ...

  14. Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    , collimated jets, intense UV radiation, and explosive debris that drive the life cycles of gas, dust-evolution / stellar dearth life-cycle. Committees: I served on two Atacama Large Millimeter-Array (ALMA) science impact the formation and architectures of planetary systems. Forming stars inject high-velocity winds

  15. ELSEVIER Earth and Planetary Science Letters 173 (1999) 285298 www.elsevier.com/locate/epsl

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    Harrison, Mark

    1999-01-01

    and Geoscience Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA d U.S. Geological Survey, 345 al. / Earth and Planetary Science Letters 173 (1999) 285­298 Fig. 1. Location and tectonic setting of Geysers geothermal field. (a) Late Cenozoic tectonic evolution of western North America [20]. (b) Clear

  16. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 415 (2015) 115 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Olsen, Kim Bak

    2015-01-01

    Earth and Planetary Science Letters 415 (2015) 1­15 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Earth, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA f Department of Geosciences, Princeton University distinct basin amplification and focusing of energy that reflects crustal structure described by the USR

  17. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 409 (2015) 232242 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Kirschvink, Joseph L.

    2015-01-01

    Energy Technology Company, Carbonate Stratigraphy Research & Development, 1500 Louisiana St., Rm 27134Earth and Planetary Science Letters 409 (2015) 232­242 Contents lists available at Science, California Institute of Technology, MC 170-25 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125, USA e Chevron

  18. ELSEVIER Earth and Planetary Science Letters 161 (1998) 85100 Subsidence and growth of Pacific Cretaceous plateaus

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    Ito, Garrett

    1998-01-01

    ELSEVIER Earth and Planetary Science Letters 161 (1998) 85­100 Subsidence and growth of Pacific to constrain plateau subsidence histories which reflect mantle thermal and crustal accretionary processes. We find that total plateau subsidence is comparable to that expected of normal seafloor but less than

  19. A planetary system as the origin of structure in Fomalhaut's dust belt

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    Kalas, Paul G.

    A planetary system as the origin of structure in Fomalhaut's dust belt Paul Kalas1 , James R resolution of 0.5 AU. The dust is distributed in a belt 25 AU wide, with a very sharp inner edge at a radial distance of 133 AU, and we measure an offset of 15 AU between the belt's geometric centre and Fomalhaut

  20. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 420 (2015) 6672 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Clift, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Direct Earth and Planetary Science Letters www.elsevier.com/locate/epsl Climate changes control offshore and numerical forward modeling to show that loading of the offshore basins by increased sediment flux caused flow after the cessation of active extension. This illustrates that offshore basin dynamics

  1. Numerical simulation of an experimental analogue of a planetary magnetosphere Andy Sha Liaoa,

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    Hartigan, Patrick

    generated by a planetary dynamo deflect the solar wind high above the planet's surface. The interaction distributions of the plasma. When the magnetosphere analogue nears the steady state, the mid-plane altitude of the magnetopause from the wire surface scales as the one-half power of the ratio of the magnetic pressure

  2. Earth stewardship: a strategy for socialecological transformation to reverse planetary degradation

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    Jackson, Robert B.

    Earth stewardship: a strategy for social­ecological transformation to reverse planetary degradation for managing estates or for keeping order at public events. Today, the Earth is one global estate, and improved stewardship is vital for maintaining social order and for preserving life on Earth. In this paper, we describe

  3. PC1 CHALLENGES IN ASTEROIDAL, LUNAR AND MARTIAN MINERALOGY -ORAL The planetary materials database

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    Downs, Robert T.

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The planetary materials database Lafuente B1* , Downs R1 , Blake D2 , Stone N1 , Pires A1 1 - University characterization of minerals. This open database, which receives more than 80,000 visits per week from geologists and maintenance of the RRUFF project has motivated the creation of a new and more interactive database

  4. Calculation of Planetary Precession from Quantum-corrected Newton's Gravitation Law

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    Zhen Wang

    1998-04-29

    With consideration of quantization of space, we relate Newton's gravitation with the Second Law of thermodynamics. This leads to a correction to its original form, which takes into consideration the role of classical measurement. Our calculation shows this corrected form of gravitation can give explanation for planetary precession.

  5. The Effects of Solar Flares on Planetary Ionospheres PAUL WITHERS1

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    Withers, Paul

    The Effects of Solar Flares on Planetary Ionospheres PAUL WITHERS1 and MICHAEL MENDILLO1 1 Center 353 1531) During solar flares, the Sun's X-ray irradiance increases dramatically, often within a few during solar flares. Similar increases in plasma densities during solar flares have been observed

  6. PTYS 109 LAB EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY IN PLANETARY SCIENCE ROCKS AND MINERALS 133

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    Cohen, Barbara Anne

    PTYS 109 LAB EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY IN PLANETARY SCIENCE ROCKS AND MINERALS 133 Rocks and Minerals I. OBJECTIVES One of the many ways to study Earth is by examining the rocks that make up its types of rocks and minerals; · determine the formation and the history of each rock and mineral; · infer

  7. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Planetary and Space Science 51 (2003) 353364

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    Lorenz, Ralph D.

    2003-01-01

    salinity and wind- speed. Passive radiometry is a powerful complement to radar backscatter measurementLunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85721-0092, USA b-mail address: rlorenz@lpl.arizona.edu (R.D. Lorenz). A microwave radiometer was carried on the ÿrst suc

  8. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 419 (2015) 154167 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    2015-01-01

    : paleointensity Canary Islands multi-method paleointensity approach Thellier intensity highs Understanding proposed multi-method paleointensity approach to a suite of 19 lavas from the Canary Islands dating betweenDirect Earth and Planetary Science Letters www.elsevier.com/locate/epsl High paleointensities for the Canary

  9. STRONG DEPENDENCE OF THE INNER EDGE OF THE HABITABLE ZONE ON PLANETARY ROTATION RATE

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    Yang, Jun; Abbot, Dorian S. [Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Boué, Gwenaël; Fabrycky, Daniel C., E-mail: abbot@uchicago.edu [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

    2014-05-20

    Planetary rotation rate is a key parameter in determining atmospheric circulation and hence the spatial pattern of clouds. Since clouds can exert a dominant control on planetary radiation balance, rotation rate could be critical for determining the mean planetary climate. Here we investigate this idea using a three-dimensional general circulation model with a sophisticated cloud scheme. We find that slowly rotating planets (like Venus) can maintain an Earth-like climate at nearly twice the stellar flux as rapidly rotating planets (like Earth). This suggests that many exoplanets previously believed to be too hot may actually be habitable, depending on their rotation rate. The explanation for this behavior is that slowly rotating planets have a weak Coriolis force and long daytime illumination, which promotes strong convergence and convection in the substellar region. This produces a large area of optically thick clouds, which greatly increases the planetary albedo. In contrast, on rapidly rotating planets a much narrower belt of clouds form in the deep tropics, leading to a relatively low albedo. A particularly striking example of the importance of rotation rate suggested by our simulations is that a planet with modern Earth's atmosphere, in Venus' orbit, and with modern Venus' (slow) rotation rate would be habitable. This would imply that if Venus went through a runaway greenhouse, it had a higher rotation rate at that time.

  10. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND PLANETARY SCIENCE

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    Jiang, Huiqiang

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND PLANETARY SCIENCE WWW.GEOLOGY" for a complete range of advising information plus the latest Environmental Geology requirements. CORE COURSES (check each as completed): (30 credits) ____Choose one of the following introductory geology classes

  11. FAST ONBOARD TEXTURE ANALYSIS FOR PLANETARY EXPLORATION David R. Thompson1

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    sedimentology in Mars Exploration Rover microscopic images. Here, the decision trees pro- duce image descriptors- age Texture, Mars Sedimentology. 1. INTRODUCTION Planetary science is entering a new era where onboard in a sedimentologi- cal survey of Mars Exploration Rover imagery [1]. We approximate manual particle analysis

  12. 4 Planetary atmospheres and life David Catling, University ofWashington*

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    Winglee, Robert M.

    , Pennsylvania State University Earth is not the only body in the Solar System that is habitable. Life as we know in the Solar System that has liquid water at its surface. Similar planets may exist around other stars (Chapter and 1 bar H20). Thus, planetary atmospheres act like pressure cookers, with gravity taking the place

  13. Selecting surface geophysical methods for geological, hydrological, geotechnical, and environmental investigation: The rationale for the ASTM provisional guide

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    Saunders, W.; Benson, R.; Snelgrove, F.; Soloyanis, S.

    1999-07-01

    The ASTM Provisional Guide (PS 78-97) for Selecting Surface Geophysical Methods was developed as a guide for project managers, contractors, geologists, and geophysicists to assist in selecting the most likely geophysical method or methods to conduct specific subsurface investigations. Numerous surface geophysical methods and techniques exist that can be used to determine subsurface soil and rock properties and their distribution. These same methods are also widely used to investigate and locate manmade structures such as buried objective and landfills. This paper discusses the general uses of surface geophysics and the use of the provisional guide. This paper is not intended to be used as he guide. The ASTM Provisional Guide provides direction in selecting the most appropriate geophysical method or methods for a specific application under general site conditions. Secondary methods are also proposed that, under certain circumstances, should be evaluated before a final selection is made. Some typical conditions under which a primary or secondary method might or might not provide satisfactory results are given in the provisional guide. references for further information about selected methods and to method-specific ASTM guides are also provided. Secondary methods usually have less than desired performance, higher cost, or greater labor requirements as compared to the primary methods.

  14. High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics Network Requirements

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    Dart, Eli

    2014-01-01

    High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics Network RequirementsCalifornia. High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics Networkof High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics, DOE Office of

  15. Physical Protection

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    2005-08-26

    This Manual establishes requirements for the physical protection of safeguards and security interests. Copies of Section B, Safeguards and Security Alarm Management System, which contains Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information, and Appendix 1, Security Badge Specifications, which contains Official Use Only information, are only available, by request, from the program manager, Protection Program Operations, 301-903-6209. Chg 1, dated 3/7/06. Cancels: DOE M 473.1-1 and DOE M 471.2-1B

  16. Physical Protection

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    2005-08-26

    Establishes requirements for the physical protection of safeguards and security interests. Copies of Section B, Safeguards and Security Alarm Management System, which contains Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information, and Appendix 1, Security Badge Specifications, which contains Official Use Only information, are only available, by request, from the program manager, Protection Program Operations, 301-903-6209. Cancels: DOE M 473.1-1 and DOE M 471.2-1B.

  17. Student Learning Objectives for the MGeo, UHM Dept. of Geology and Geophysics 1. Technical knowledge MGeo graduates are proficient in applying technical knowledge of theory, laboratory methods, field methods, computer

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    Student Learning Objectives for the MGeo, UHM Dept. of Geology and Geophysics 1. Technical of Geology & Geophysics, approved May 2014 MGeo Degree - "X's" mark key measurement point(s) for that SLO

  18. Research overview 2006 Department of Geophysics, belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    .S.A.; Chevron U.S.A. Inc., U.S.A.; ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, U.S.A.; Petrobras CENPES, Brazil

  19. Physics 3343: Modern Physics Spring 2013

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    Diestel, Geoff

    Physics 3343: Modern Physics Spring 2013 Professor: Dr. Daniel K. Marble Office: SCI 213E Telephone: Science 232 Textbooks: Required: 1) Modern Physics 3rd Edition by Serway, Moses, and Moyer 2) Schaum's Outline Series: Modern Physics by Gautreau and Savin Recommended: 1) Quantum Physics of Atoms, Atoms

  20. School of Physics & Astronomy Physics Colloquium

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    Richmond, Michael W.

    School of Physics & Astronomy Physics Colloquium Abstract: Physics degree holders are among and Technology employers know that with a physics training, a poten- tial hire has acquired a broad problem. Therefore it's no surprise that the majority of physics graduates find employment in private