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  1. Research grants (For periods including 2004) Dynamic intra-seasonal irrigation management under water scarcity, water quality, irrigation

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    Prigozhin, Leonid

    Research grants (For periods including 2004) Dynamic intra-seasonal irrigation management under water scarcity, water quality, irrigation technology and environmental constraints. Y. Tsur, U. Shani, D Remote Sensing Methods and Geographic Information Systems A. Karnieli Grantor: US-AID Duration: 2004

  2. Miniature pipe crawler tractor

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    McKay, Mark D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Anderson, Matthew O. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ferrante, Todd A. (Westerville, OH); Willis, W. David (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A pipe crawler tractor may comprise a half tractor assembly having a first base drive wheel, a second base drive wheel, and a top drive wheel. The drive wheels are mounted in spaced-apart relation so that the top drive wheel is positioned between the first and second base drive wheels. The mounting arrangement is also such that the first and second base drive wheels contact the inside surface of the pipe at respective first and second positions and so that the top drive wheel contacts the inside surface of the pipe at a third position, the third position being substantially diametrically opposed to the first and second positions. A control system connected to the half tractor assembly controls the rotation of the first base wheel, the second base wheel, and the top drive wheel to move the half tractor assembly within the pipe.

  3. Safe Tractor Operation: Rollover Prevention

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    Smith, David

    2005-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    enclosed cab. The tractor was capable of traveling at a maximum speed of approximately 16 to 18 miles per hour. The victim drove west on a paved highway that did not have shoulders. A passenger rode on the tractor to the driver?s left, leaning against... and the sudden turn to the left, the tractor overturned. The tractor rolled to the right side and came to rest in an inverted position on the road. The victim was pinned underneath the tractor and pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was slightly...

  4. Threat Mitigation: The Gravity Tractor

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    Russell Schweickart; Clark Chapman; Dan Durda; Piet Hut

    2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Gravity Tractor (GT) is a fully controlled asteroid deflection concept using the mutual gravity between a robotic spacecraft and an asteroid to slowly accelerate the asteroid in the direction of the "hovering" spacecraft. Based on early warning, provided by ground tracking and orbit prediction, it would be deployed a decade or more prior to a potential impact. Ion engines would be utilized for both the rendezvous with the asteroid and the towing phase. Since the GT does not dock with or otherwise physically contact the asteroid during the deflection process there is no requirement for knowledge of the asteroid's shape, composition, rotation state or other "conventional" characteristics. The GT would first reduce the uncertainty in the orbit of the asteroid via Earth tracking of its radio transponder while station keeping with the asteroid. If, after analysis of the more precise asteroid orbit a deflection is indeed indicated, the GT would "hover" above the surface of the asteroid in the direction of the required acceleration vector for a duration adequate to achieve the desired velocity change. The orbit of the asteroid is continuously monitored throughout the deflection process and the end state is known in real time. The performance envelope for the GT includes most NEOs which experience close gravitational encounters prior to impact and those below 150-200 meters in diameter on a direct Earth impact trajectory.

  5. Summary of NREL's Recent Class 8 Tractor Trailer Platooning Testing (Presentation)

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    Lammert, M.; Kelly, K.; Walkowicz, K.

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation summarizes NREL's recent class 8 tractor trailer platooning testing, including analysis of SAE J1321 Type II fuel consumption testing, fuel consumption improvement, fuel economy and platooning position accuracy.

  6. An instrumentation package for monitoring tractor performance

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    Green, Malcolm Kirk

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of performance for most current tractor models was engine speed. Since overall tractor performance was influenced by several operating variables, not just engine speed, additional monitors and displays of performance were needed. Tractor performance monitors... Rotational Sp D' fferential Speed Measurement Draft Measurement Rear Axle Torque Measurement Fuel Consumption Measurement Campbell CR5 Digital Recorder Field Test Design and Procedures Data Requirements Test Site and Field Variables Travel Speed...

  7. Grain Sorghum Irrigation

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    New, Leon

    2004-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This publication explains how to supply adequate water to sorghum to achieve optimum yields. Topics include plant growth stages, soils, irrigation systems, pre-plant irrigation, recent research results and management tools....

  8. Vehicle Technologies Office - AVTA: Hybrid-Electric Tractor Vehicles...

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

    Tractor Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office - AVTA: Hybrid-Electric Tractor Vehicles The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a...

  9. Mechanical front wheel drive tractors: a field performance study

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    Babacz, William Adam

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comparison of 2WD and NFWD Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comparison of NFWD Tractors Operating in FWA and 2WO Modes III TRACTOR PERFORNANCE NONITORING SYSTEM Instrumentation System Rear Axle Torque . Front Axle Driveline Torque Front...-sized tractors and may be operated with the mechanical front wheel drive engaged in a front wheel assist (FWA) mode or disengaged in a two-wheel drive (2WD) mode. The advertised benefits of NFWD are increased traction and reduced fuel consumption. Agricultural...

  10. Safe Tractor Operation: Driving on Highways

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    Smith, David

    2004-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    trailer or other equipment that blocks the SMV emblem, another emblem must be attached to the rear of the towed equipment. Standards for shape, color and placement of the SMV emblem established by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers... of the tractor or equipment as possible. It must be mounted with the point up; the lower edge of the emblem must be at least 2 feet and not more than 6 feet above the ground. September 16, 1994. A 63-year-old farmer was fatally injured when the tractor he...

  11. Farm Tractors in Kansas: How to Perfect a Security Interest

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    Johnstun, Aaron J.; Ware, Stephen J.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -2153 . . . .”); id. § 28-2153(D) (“This section does not apply to: (1) [a] farm tractor.”). 3. Arkansas. See ARK. CODE ANN. § 4-9-311(a) (West 2004) (“[T]he filing of a financing statement is not necessary or effective to perfect a security interest in property... in an area away from the traveled surface of an established open highway.”); id. § 1102(33) (“‘Vehicle’ does not include bicycles, trailers except travel trailers and rental trailers, or implements of husbandry. . . . All implements of husbandry used...

  12. #include #include

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    Campbell, Andrew T.

    process #12;#include #include pid_t pid = fork(); if (pid () failed */ } else if (pid == 0) { /* parent process */ } else { /* child process */ } #12;thread #12

  13. The formulation of an analytical model for the determination of an optimum replacement policy for farm tractors for the Texas Department of Corrections

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    Porterfield, Clyde Jackson

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and fuel types would be required. The objectives of this study include (1) the deter- mination of total repair costs of farm tractors per year of operation for the various horsepower classes, manu- facturers and fuel types for the period 1959-196B... classes, manufacturers and fuel types for each year of operation for the period 1959-1968. The cost information for this study was obtained from tractor records maintained for each farm tractor owned and operated by the Texas Department of Corrections...

  14. AVTA: Hybrid-Electric Tractor Vehicles

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    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following set of reports describes data collected from hybrid-electric tractor vehicles in the Coca-Cola fleet. This research was conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

  15. #include #include

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    Poinsot, Laurent

    #include #include //Rappels : "getpid()" permet d'obtenir son propre pid // "getppid()" renvoie le pid du père d'un processus int main (void) { pid_t pid_fils; pid_fils = fork(); if(pid_fils==-1) { printf("Erreur de création du processus fils\

  16. The Influence of Trickle Irrigation on the Quality of Irrigation Return Flow

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    Brown, K. W.; Gerard, C. J.; DeMichele, D. W.; Sharpe, P. J. H.; Hipp, B. W.

    treatment including two different qualities of irrigation water applied through a trickle irrigation system. Both moisture and salt balances were followed inside and outside the lysimeters during a growing season the remainder of the calendar year. A sorghum...

  17. Microcomputer-based on-board tractor performance monitor

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    Morris, David Alan

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    46 vii Chapter Page IV EXPERIHENTAL PROCEDURE 49 Calibration A/D Strain Gage Offsets Scan Timer and Counters Fuel Flowmeter PTO Dynamometer Test Speed Trials Field Test Design and Procedures Scan Parameters Tractor Logbook... 68 V RESULTS AND DISCUSSION 73 Field Performance Axle Load Heasurement Fuel Flowmeter Drawbar Load Cell Alternator Bubble Hemory PTO Dynamometer Test Speed Trials Soil Data Analysis 74 74 75 75 76 76 77 77 81 Tractor Performance...

  18. Maintaining Subsurface Drip Irrigation Systems

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    Enciso, Juan; Porter, Dana; Bordovsky, Jim; Fipps, Guy

    2004-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A subsurface drip irrigation system should last more than 20 years if properly maintained. Important maintenance procedures include cleaning the filters, flushing the lines, adding chlorine and injecting acids. Details of these procedures...

  19. Microcomputer-based information feedback system for improving tractor efficiency

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    Grogan, Joseph

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) used a gear oontrol system based on a customized version of the Motorola 6800 microprocessor. When used with heavy duty automatic transmissions in trucks and off highway equipment, improvements were seen in fuel efficiency, performanoe, reliability... in oil prices over the past deoade sparked more interest in determining tractor efficiency and in exploring ways to improve fuel economy. During the same time period, explosive growth in the eleotronics industry has made available very compact...

  20. Measurement of three-point hitch forces on agricultural tractors

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    Bandy, Steven Morris

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    dynamometer to be used as an additional tool in monitoring tractor performance. Phases 1, Z, and 3 have been completed and these were described by Green, et al. ( 1985), Morris ( 1984), and Grogan ( 1985), respectively. Phase 4 is the subject.... The upper link was instrumented for axial force measurement. measured forces were resolved into components based on the measured angle of the hitch. A second three-point hitch dynamometer was investigated that used load sensing clevis pins. These pins...

  1. Economics of Irrigation Systems

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    Amosson, Stephen H.; New, Leon; Almas, Lal; Bretz, Fran; Marek, Thomas

    2002-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Choosing and buying an irrigation system for crop production can be expensive and complex. This publication discusses six common types of irrigation systems used in Texas: conventional furrow; surge flow furrow; mid-elevation spray application...

  2. Steam Plant, 6% Irrigation,

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    Zhou, Pei

    Steam Plant, 6% School of Medicine, 17% Irrigation, 3% Hospital, 22% Athletics, 2% Housing, 5 · Rainwater Cisterns · Reducing the number of once through cooling systems in labs · Expediting the connection for Irrigation ~15 million gallons Percent of Water Used for Irrigation that is Non-Potable ~10-15% Number

  3. Irrigation of Liquid Manures With Center-Pivot Irrigation Systems

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    Kaye, Jason P.

    Irrigation of Liquid Manures With Center-Pivot Irrigation Systems Albert R. Jarrett, Professor Cooperative Extension Center Pivot A center pivot irrigation system is a single lateral, fixed at one end (the are correctly sized Figure 1. Center Pivot Irrigation System. #12;ï They do not irrigate corners of fieldsóthey

  4. Turlock Irrigation District- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Turlock Irrigation District (TID) offers a residential rebate program for customers who install energy-efficient equipment in their homes. Eligible equipment includes

  5. Comprehensive Irrigation Management

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    Cook, K.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The other irrigation ? Optimizing water consumption in urban landscapes Kenneth Cook President, Intelligent Irrigation Banyan Water Water risk ? increasing rapidly in the US 2 Sustainable property management 3 ? ?Green? ? Audubon Cert..., COO ? Improve efficiencies and use in urban landscapes ? Make efficiency changes in the landscape early on ? too important for all stakeholders to get to point of no water availability for irrigation ? Real estate values affected by as much...

  6. Linear tractor dry coal extrusion pump

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    Sprouse, Kenneth M.; Matthews, David R.

    2011-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A pump for transporting particulate material includes an inlet, an outlet, a passageway, a first and second load beam, a first and second scraper seal, and a first and second drive assembly. The inlet introduces the particulate material into the passageway and the outlet expels the particulate material from the passageway. The passageway is defined by a first belt assembly and a second belt assembly that are opposed to each other. The first and second load beams are positioned within the first belt assembly and the second belt assembly, respectively. The first scraper seal and a second scraper seal are positioned proximate the passageway and the outlet. The first drive assembly is positioned within an interior section of the first belt assembly and drives the first belt assembly and the second drive assembly is positioned within an interior section of the second belt assembly and drives the second belt assembly.

  7. Linear tractor dry coal extrusion pump

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    Sprouse, Kenneth M. (Northridge, CA); Matthews, David R. (Simi Valley, CA)

    2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A pump for transporting particulate material includes an inlet, an outlet, a passageway, a first and second load beam, a first and second scraper seal, and a first and second drive assembly. The inlet introduces the particulate material into the passageway and the outlet expels the particulate material from the passageway. The passageway is defined by a first belt assembly and a second belt assembly that are opposed to each other. The first and second load beams are positioned within the first belt assembly and the second belt assembly, respectively. The first scraper seal and a second scraper seal are positioned proximate the passageway and the outlet. The first drive assembly is positioned within an interior section of the first belt assembly and drives the first belt assembly and the second drive assembly is positioned within an interior section of the second belt assembly and drives the second belt assembly.

  8. Comprehensive Irrigation Management 

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    Cook, K.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ? Commoditized relationships ? Disconnect with conservation investments & sustainable water savings ? High turnover rates among property managers and landscape contractors ? Economic pressures on operating expense to maintain system integrity Result... for conserving water ? Irrigation manufactures disputed claims regarding documentable savings ? Irrigation professionals blamed for excessive application ? Regulatory agencies not accountable ? Water utilities imposing restrictions & blaming landscapes...

  9. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into New SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems

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    SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems Peter Chow Banda Logawa Michael Chang University of British;1 An Investigation Into Rooftop Garden Irrigation Systems Prepared By: Peter Chow Banda Logawa Michael Chang #12 irrigation system in the new SUB at UBC. They included drip tape, soaker hose and sprinkler irrigation

  10. Using LNG as a Fuel in Heavy-Duty Tractors

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    Liquid Carbonic, Inc. and Trucking Research Institute

    1999-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Recognizing the lack of operational data on alternative fuel heavy-truck trucks, NREL contracted with the Trucking Research Institute (TRI) in 1994 to obtain a cooperative agreement with Liquid Carbonic. The purpose of this agreement was to (1) purchase and operate liquid natural gas- (LNG-) powered heavy-duty tractor-trailers with prototype Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) Series 60 natural gas (S60G) engines in over-the-road commercial service applications; and (2) collect and provide operational data to DDC to facilitate the on-road prototype development of the engine and to NREL for the Alternative Fuels Data Center. The vehicles operated from August 1994 through April of 1997 and led to a commercially available, emissions-certified S60G in 1998. This report briefly documents the engine development, the operational characteristics of LNG, and the lessons learned during the project.

  11. An Overview of Operational Characteristics of Selected Irrigation Districts in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley: Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 (San Juan)

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    Stubbs, Megan J.; Rister, M. Edward; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Lacewell, Ronald D.

    to both urban communities and agriculture (which includes most of the irrigation districts in the Lower Rio Grande Valley) brings forth more questions related to how each of these systems operate. Individual or groupings of irrigation districts..., infrastructure, adoptive rate of technology, etc. can vary significantly across irrigation districts. So, to completely understand and appreciate the collective Lower Rio Grande Valley irrigation district system, one must understand the idiosyncrasies...

  12. Idaho Power- Irrigation Efficiency Rewards Rebate Program

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    Through Idaho Power's Irrigation Efficiency Rewards program, agricultural irrigation customers qualify to receive an incentive for a portion of the cost to install a new, more efficient irrigation...

  13. Precision Irrigators Network

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    Bynum, J.; Cothren, T.; Marek, T.; Piccinni, G.

    of decision support systems (DSS) that are used as tools for implementing irrigation BMPs. This DSS guide was developed as a complement to TWDB Report 362, "Water Conservation Best Management Practices Guide," which is a more comprehensive report on water...

  14. Czech Archaeologists in Uzbekistan Discover Bronze Age Irrigation System

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Czech Archaeologists in Uzbekistan Discover Bronze Age Irrigation System Compiled 20.11.2014 16 they discovered was settlements dating back to the Iron and Bronze Ages, including a well-preserved irrigation system. The Paschurt Valley is located in the south of Uzbekistan, a country which has become

  15. SUBSURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEMS FOR SPECIALTY CROP PRODUCTION IN NORTH DAKOTA

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    Steele, Dean D.

    SUBSURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEMS FOR SPECIALTY CROP PRODUCTION IN NORTH DAKOTA D.D.Steele, R.G.Greenland, B. L. Gregor ABSTRACT. Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) systems offer advantages over other types of irrigation systems for specialty crop production, including water savings, improved trafficability

  16. Heavy and Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing: Five-Axle Combination Tractor-Flatbed Final Report

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    Lascurain, Mary Beth [ORNL; Capps, Gary J [ORNL; Franzese, Oscar [ORNL

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, sponsored the Heavy and Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing (HOVBT) program in order to provide information about the effect of gross vehicle weight (GVW) on braking performance. Because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations limit the number of braking system defects that may exist for a vehicle to be allowed to operate on the roadways, the examination of the effect of brake defects on brake performance for increased loads is also relevant. The HOVBT program seeks to provide relevant information to policy makers responsible for establishing load limits, beginning with providing test data for a combination tractor/trailer. This testing was conducted on a five-axle combination vehicle with tractor brakes meeting the Reduced Stopping Distance requirement rulemaking. This report provides a summary of the testing activities, the results of various analyses of the data, and recommendations for future research. Following a complete brake rebuild, instrumentation, and brake burnish, stopping tests were performed from 20 and 40 mph with various brake application pressures (15 psi, 25 psi, 35 psi, 45 psi, 55 psi, and full system pressure). These tests were conducted for various brake conditions at the following GVWs: 60,000, 80,000, 91,000, 97,000, 106,000, and 116,000 lb. The 80,000-lb GVWs included both balanced and unbalanced loads. The condition of the braking system was also varied. To introduce these defects, brakes (none, forward drive axle, or rear trailer axle) were made inoperative. In addition to the stopping tests, performance-based brake tests were conducted for the various loading and brake conditions. Analysis of the stopping test data showed the stopping distance to increase with load (as expected) and also showed that more braking force was generated by the drive axle brakes than the trailer axle brakes. The constant-pressure stopping test data revealed a linear relationship between brake application pressure and was used to develop an algorithm to normalize stopping data for weight and initial speed.

  17. Bulletin No. 779 Irrigated agriculture in Idaho

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    O'Laughlin, Jay

    to consider many technical, economic, and financial factors when choosing or upgrading an irrigation system relative to sprinkler irrigation systems make surface irrigation an attractive alternative. However, surface irrigation systems generally have higher labor requirements, lower water use efficiencies

  18. Evaluation of Corrosion Failure in Tractor-Trailer Brake System

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    Wilson, DF

    2002-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    As reported to ORNL, concomitant with the introduction of different deicing and anti-icing compounds, there was an increase in the brake failure rate of tractor-trailer trucks. A forensic evaluation of a failed brake system was performed. Optical and scanning electron microscopic evaluation showed corrosion to be mostly confined to the brake table/lining interface. The corrosion is non-uniform as is to be expected for plain carbon steel in chloride environments. This initial analysis found no evidence for the chlorides of calcium and magnesium, which are the newly introduced deicing and antiicing compounds and are less soluble in water than the identified chlorides of sodium and potassium, in the scale. The result could be as a result of non-exposure of the examined brake table to calcium and magnesium chloride. The mechanisms for the increased failure rate are postulated as being an increased rate of corrosion due to positive shifts in the corrosion potential, and an increased amount of corrosion due to an increased ''time of wetness'' that results from the presence of hygroscopic salts. Laboratory scale evaluation of the corrosion of plain carbon steel in simulated deicing and anti-icing solutions need to be performed to determine corrosion rates and morphological development of corrosion product, to compare laboratory data to in-service data, and to rank economically feasible replacement materials for low carbon steel. In addition, the mechanical behavior of the lining attached to the brake shoe table needs to be assessed. It is opined that an appropriate adjustment of materials could easily allow for a doubling of a brake table/lining lifetime. Suggestions for additional work, to clarify the mechanisms of rust jacking and to develop possible solutions, are described.

  19. Irrigation Water Quality

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    McFarland, Mark L.; Lemon, Robert G.; Stichler, Charles

    2002-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Irrigation water quality is determined by the total amounts of salts and the types of salts the water contains. In this publication you'll learn why well water can be salty, what problems salty water can cause, what tests should be done...

  20. Installing a Subsurface Drip Irrigation System for Row Crops

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    Enciso, Juan

    2004-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    This publication describes the components of a subsurface drip irrigation system and the procedure for installing such a system. Each step is outlined and illustrated. Steps include tape injection, trenching, connecting drip lines, back...

  1. Using Flexible Pipe (poly-pipe) with Surface Irrigation

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    Peries, Xavier; Enciso, Juan

    2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    include ? Tractor with furrower tool and unspooling bracket ? Poly-pipe rolls ? Pump or valve for connection ? Clamps, rubber straps, or duct tape ? Shovel ? PVC connectors (if more than one roll is used) ? Hole puncher with plugs Prior to poly.... Placing dirt on poly-pipe at 10-foot intervals. 5. Use clamps, rubber straps, string, or even duct tape (Figs. 4a and 4b) to connect the poly-pipe tightly to valves or supply-pipe fittings. Discharge-pipe diam- eter does not have to match...

  2. Path tracking control of agricultural tractors with compensation for steering dynamics

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    Path tracking control of agricultural tractors with compensation for steering dynamics R. Eaton, H for path tracking control due to their generic and more simplistic nature when compared to dynamic models. However, control based solely on the kinematic model rarely takes into consideration any of the dynamics

  3. Economics of Irrigation Systems 

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    Amosson, Stephen H.; New, Leon; Almas, Lal; Bretz, Fran; Marek, Thomas

    2002-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    -inch for the intermediate water-use scenario (sorghum/soybeans) at 350- foot pumping lift for the six irrigation systems. dollars/acre-inch of water Cost Component/System CF SF MESA LESA LEPA SDI A. Fixed cost Depreciation 0.32 0.45 0.76 1.06 1.22 2.09 Taxes 0.02 0.02 0... of $832.23 per acre (Table 2). The economic feasibility of a new irrigation system can be affected by the marginal tax rate. For example, if a producer?s marginal tax rate is 28 percent instead of 15 percent, the net investment in subsurface drip...

  4. Irrigation Systems for Forage Crops.

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    Henggeler, Joseph C.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TDDe Z TA24S.7 8873 NO.1611 1?1611 ' Texas Agricultural Extension Service l'BRARY FEB 0 1 1989 texas A&M University Irrigation Systems for Forage Crops Texas Agricultural Extension Service ? Zerle L. Carpenter, Director ? The Texas A...&M University System ? College Station, Texas (Blank Pa,ge -In. O-riIIJIal BuIIetinl . 1?? .. , * ): . Irrigation Systems for Forage Crops Joseph C. Henggeler* Several types of irrigation systems can be chosen for irrigating forage crops for grazing...

  5. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA DEPARTMENT OF IRRIGATION

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    , construction, operations and maintenance of large volume water management systems for irrigation, drainageGOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA DEPARTMENT OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran Malaysia; Coastal Management; Hydrology and Water Resources; Irrigation and Agricultural Drainage; Geotechnical

  6. Irrigated Acreage Determination Procedures for Wastewater Application Equipment

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    SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEM North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service North Carolina State University #12 IRRIGATION SYSTEM Irrigation continues to be the most practical and cost effective method of applying, irrigation systems have inherent application limitations that make field calibration, irrigation scheduling

  7. Increasing water holding capacity for irrigation

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    Increasing water holding capacity for irrigation Reseachers recommend solutions for sediment trapping in irrigation system LANL and SNL leveraged technical expertise to determine...

  8. Irrigation Training Program (South Texas Edition)

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    Porter, D.

    ) .............................................................26 Reference: Estimating Soil Moisture by Feel and Appearance (1619) ............................................................27 Irrigation Training Program Topic Page 3 Table of Contents Irrigation Technologies and Best Management Practices...

  9. Coca-Cola Refreshments Class 8 Diesel Electric Hybrid Tractor Evaluation: 13-Month Final Report

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    Walkowicz, K.; Lammert, M.; Curran, P.

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This 13-month evaluation used five Kenworth T370 hybrid tractors and five Freightliner M2106 standard diesel tractors at a Coca Cola Refreshments facility in Miami, Florida. The primary objective was to evaluate the fuel economy, emissions, and operational field performance of hybrid electric vehicles when compared to similar-use conventional diesel vehicles. A random dispatch system ensures the vehicles are used in a similar manner. GPS logging, fueling, and maintenance records and laboratory dynamometer testing are used to evaluate the performance of these hybrid tractors. Both groups drive similar duty cycles with similar kinetic intensity (0.95 vs. 0.69), average speed (20.6 vs. 24.3 mph), and stops per mile (1.9 vs. 1.5). The study demonstrated the hybrid group had a 13.7% fuel economy improvement over the diesel group. Laboratory fuel economy and field fuel economy study showed similar trends along the range of KI and stops per mile. Hybrid maintenance costs were 51% lower per mile; hybrid fuel costs per mile were 12% less than for the diesels; and hybrid vehicle total cost of operation per mile was 24% less than the cost of operation for the diesel group.

  10. Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix F: Irrigation, Municipal and Industrial/Water Supply.

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    Columbia River System Operations Review (U.S.); United States. Bonneville Power Administration; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. North Pacific Division; United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Pacific Northwest Region.

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the 1930`s, the Columbia River has been harnessed for the benefit of the Northwest and the nation. Federal agencies have built 30 major dams on the river and its tributaries. Dozens of non-Federal projects have been developed as well. The dams provide flood control, irrigation, navigation, hydro-electric power generation, recreation, fish and wildlife, and streamflows for wildlife, anadromous fish, resident fish, and water quality. This is Appendix F of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Columbia River System, focusing on irrigation issues and concerns arrising from the Irrigation and Mitigation of impacts (M&I) working Group of the SOR process. Major subheadings include the following: Scope and process of irrigation/M&I studies; Irrigation/M&I in the Columbia Basin Today including overview, irrigated acreage and water rights, Irrigation and M&I issues basin-wide and at specific locations; and the analysis of impacts and alternative for the Environmental Impact Statement.

  11. On-Farm Irrigation PUBLICATION Irrigation Pumping Plants Water Management Handbook Series

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    About this publication: Irrigation Pumping Plants is the fourth in a series of water management handbooks developed by the University of California Irrigation Program. Funding for this project

  12. Improved Water and Nutrient Management Through HighFrequency Irrigation

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    Howell, T. A.; Brown, K. W.; Newton, R. J.; Redden, D. L.; McFarland, M. J.

    High frequency irrigation implies the uniform, frequent application of water to crops. The fequency may range from several irrigations per week to daily irrigation to even several irrigations per day in greenhouse and nursery settings. Most...

  13. Irrigation Training Program (North Texas edition)

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    Porter, D.

    ) ..........................................................................................26 Reference: Irrigation Monitoring with Soil Water Sensors (B-6194) .............................................................27 Reference: Estimating Soil Moisture by Feel and Appearance (1619...

  14. The Irrigation Technology Center Vision and Concept

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    for agricultural and landscape irrigation systems, establish an equipment testing and certification program exist for irrigation systems and most consumers do not have the expertise to determine if the systems irrigation systems to provide hands-on instruction, testing and performance evaluations, and applied research

  15. Irrigation Retrofit Program Improving sprinkler system efficiency

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    Jawitz, James W.

    Irrigation Retrofit Program Improving sprinkler system efficiency Approximately 70% of the homes of irrigation system retrofits that qualify for rebates Contact the Extension Service. MiamiDade County in MiamiDade County have h i l i i i i d i d i l ( h l f )mechanical irrigation timers and indexing valves

  16. Development of a Micro Drive-Under Tractor- Research and Application

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    Lothar Schulze; Sebastian Behling; Stefan Buhrs

    Abstract—The in-plant transport of goods is increasingly becoming automated. All reasons that argue for automation result in a better cost effectiveness. An extended percentage of the load units are lightweight and small goods that often occur either as single parts or as several articles in multiple small load carriers. Modern logistics concepts demand an efficient transport and the delivery within the intended time. To reduce the covered distance a flexible adjustment of the load capacity to single or accumulated transport is beneficial so that the vehicle can carry the required amount of goods without being oversized. To fulfill these specifications the paper at hand presents the development and realization of a new type of Automated Guided Vehicle that is optimized for the transportation of small goods [1]. The construction is carried out as an omnidirectional drive-under tractor in compact dimensions. The main purpose of the vehicle is the automated towing of trailers. Additionally the transport of single small load carriers can be accomplished by using a lifting table. Therefore it is for the first possible time to use a towing and carrying vehicle with a variable load capacity. For the drive system Mecanum wheels are used to enable omnidirectional maneuverability. Index Terms—Automated Guided Vehicle, drive-under tractor, omnidirectional drive.

  17. Real-time data acquisition and telemetry based irrigation control system

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    Slater, John M.; Svoboda, John M.

    2005-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A data acquisition and telemetry based control system for use in facilitating substantially real time management of an agricultural irrigation system. The soil moisture sensor includes a reader and a plurality of probes. The probes each include an electronic circuit having a moisture sensing capacitor in operative communication with the soil whose moisture is to be measured. Each probe also includes a receive/transmit antenna and the reader includes a transmit/receive antenna, so that as the reader passes near the probe, the reader transmits a digital excitation signal to the electronic circuit of the biodegradable probe via an inductive couple formed between the transmit/receive antenna of the reader and the receive/transmit coil of the probe. The electronic circuit uses an energy component of the excitation signal to generate a digital data signal which indicates the moisture content of the soil adjacent to the moisture sensing capacitor. The probe sends the data signal to the reader which then uses the data signal to develop a corresponding set of watering instructions which are then transmitted to a control module in communication with the irrigation system. The control module sends corresponding control signals to nozzles of the irrigation system causing the irrigation system to disperse water in a manner consistent with the moisture content data transmitted by the probes to the reader. Because the irrigation system moves continuously through the field to be irrigated, the moisture content data acquisition and resultant water dispersal by the irrigation system occur substantially in real time.

  18. CROP & SOIL SCIENCES Irrigation Specialist

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    CROP & SOIL SCIENCES Irrigation Specialist Committee Membership Dr. John Beasley - committee chair Dr. Jared Whitaker Department of Crop & Soil Sciences Department of Crop & Soil Sciences University: (229) 386-7308 Fax: (912) 681-0376 Dr. Robert Carrow Dr. Mark Risse Department of Crop & Soil Sciences

  19. Response of Peanuts to Irrigation Management at Different Crop Growth Stages

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    Howell, T. A.; McFarland, M. J.; Reddell, D. L.; Brown, K. W.; Newton, R. J.; Dahmen, P.

    for peanuts at different crop growth stages for the Spanish and the Florunner varieties. The yield of the two varieties was evaluated under seven different irrigation treatments including a "no stress" check treatment and a dryland treatment. Each treatment...

  20. Master Gardener Specialist Irrigation Efficiency October 24, 25, 26, 2012

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    Session of Basic Irrigation Components II. Basic Irrigation System Troubleshooting as related to Water Conservation Learning Objective: Know how to identify the most common problems and landscape irrigation systems:00 ­ 12:00 noon Field/Site Session of Basic Irrigation Components II. Basic Irrigation System

  1. Irrigation of Liquid Manures with Solid Set Systems

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    Kaye, Jason P.

    Irrigation of Liquid Manures with Solid Set Systems Albert R. Jarrett, Professor, Agricultural Extension Solid Set Irrigation System Solid set irrigation is a system of irrigation sprinklers and piping moved from one location to another). Solid set irrigation systems are rarely used to apply liquid manure

  2. Salinity Control in Irrigation Agriculture.

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    Lyerly, Paul J.; Longenecker, Donald E.

    1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    streams and under- ground sources contain dissolved substances known chemically as salts. Ocean water contains approximately 3 percent salts, or 40 tons of salts per acre-foot of water. Waters used for irriga- tion generally contain .1 to 5 tons... of salt per acre-foot of water. In general terms, salt is thought of as table alt; however, thousands of different salts are known. Examples of common salts in irrigation water are table salt (sodium chloride), Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), gypsum...

  3. Irrigation Water Quality Salinity Management

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    Small Potassium sulfate K2SO4 Small Sodium bicarbonate NaHCO3 Small Calcium carbonate CaCO3 Very Small concentration as related to the concentration of calcium and magnesium, and 3 Irrigation Water Quality Standards Na2SO4 Moderate to large Calcium chloride CaCl2 Moderate Calcium sulfate (gypsum) CaSO4 2H2O Moderate

  4. Automation of Pivot Sprinkler Irrigation Systems to More Efficiently Utilize Rainfall and Irrigation Water

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    Wendt, C. W.; Runkles, J. R.; Gerst, M. D.; Harbert, H. P. III; Hutmacher, R. B.

    A study was conducted to develop automated pivot sprinkler irrigation systems and determine if such systems use less water and energy than manually operated systems. The study was conducted near Earth, Texas, using irrigation systems located...

  5. Opportunities for Demand Response in California Agricultural Irrigation: A Scoping Study

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    Marks, Gary; Wilcox, Edmund; Olsen, Daniel; Goli, Sasank

    2013-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

    California agricultural irrigation consumes more than ten billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually and has significant potential for contributing to a reduction of stress on the grid through demand response, permanent load shifting, and energy efficiency measures. To understand this potential, a scoping study was initiated for the purpose of determining the associated opportunities, potential, and adoption challenges in California agricultural irrigation. The primary research for this study was conducted in two ways. First, data was gathered and parsed from published sources that shed light on where the best opportunities for load shifting and demand response lie within the agricultural irrigation sector. Secondly, a small limited survey was conducted as informal face-to-face interviews with several different California growers to get an idea of their ability and willingness to participate in permanent load shifting and/or demand response programs. Analysis of the data obtained from published sources and the survey reveal demand response and permanent load shifting opportunities by growing region, irrigation source, irrigation method, grower size, and utility coverage. The study examines some solutions for demand response and permanent load shifting in agricultural irrigation, which include adequate irrigation system capacity, automatic controls, variable frequency drives, and the contribution from energy efficiency measures. The study further examines the potential and challenges for grower acceptance of demand response and permanent load shifting in California agricultural irrigation. As part of the examination, the study considers to what extent permanent load shifting, which is already somewhat accepted within the agricultural sector, mitigates the need or benefit of demand response for agricultural irrigation. Recommendations for further study include studies on how to gain grower acceptance of demand response as well as other related studies such as conducting a more comprehensive survey of California growers.

  6. Hydrologic Modeling of a Canal-Irrigated Agricultural Watershed with Irrigation Best Management

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    a hydrologic perspective. In this study, an approach is developed to model canal irrigation systems understanding of irrigation systems and a proper represen- tation of them in watershed models are required it for modeling purposes. Therefore, the next alternative is to use a model to simulate irrigation systems

  7. Irrigation, Navigation Flood Control and Recreation

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

    Irrigation,-Navigation-Flood-Control-and-Recreation- Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us Projects & Initiatives Expand...

  8. Irrigation Retrofit Program Steps to Improving sprinkler system efficiency

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    Jawitz, James W.

    Irrigation Retrofit Program Steps to Improving sprinkler system efficiency Step 1. Replace Program provides rebates for improving urban landscape irrigation systems. Homeowners Associations can receive up to $400 for upgrading their irrigation system. In order to receive reimbursement , sign up

  9. Modeling the Effects of Groundwater-fed Irrigation on Terrestrial Hydrology over the Conterminous United States

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    Leng, Guoyong; Huang, Maoyi; Tang, Qiuhong; Gao, Huilin; Leung, Lai-Yung R.

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Human alteration of the land surface hydrologic cycle is substantial. Recent studies suggest that local water management practices including groundwater pumping and irrigation could significantly alter the quantity and distribution of water in the terrestrial system, with potential impacts on weather and climate through land-atmosphere feedbacks. In this study, we incorporated a groundwater withdrawal scheme into the Community Land Model version 4 (CLM4). To simulate the impact of irrigation realistically, we calibrated the CLM4 simulated irrigation amount against observations from agriculture census at the county scale over the conterminous United States (CONUS). The water used for irrigation was then removed from the surface runoff and groundwater aquifer according to a ratio determined from the county-level agricultural census data. Based on the simulations, the impact of groundwater withdrawals for irrigation on land surface and subsurface fluxes were investigated. Our results suggest that the impacts of irrigation on latent heat flux and potential recharge when water is withdrawn from surface water alone or from both surface and groundwater are comparable and local to the irrigation areas. However, when water is withdrawn from groundwater for irrigation, greater effects on the subsurface water balance were found, leading to significant depletion of groundwater storage in regions with low recharge rate and high groundwater exploitation rate. Our results underscore the importance of local hydrologic feedbacks in governing hydrologic response to anthropogenic change in CLM4 and the need to more realistically simulate the two-way interactions among surface water, groundwater, and atmosphere to better understand the impacts of groundwater pumping on irrigation efficiency and climate.

  10. A Hydrodynamic Study of Flow in Irrigation Furrows

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    Wilke, O.C.

    how these reduced rates of application can be utilized to design furrow irrigation distribution systems to obtain improved irrigation efficiencies and subsurface water distribution patterns....

  11. Toward an Earth System Modeling Approach to Simulate Irrigation...

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    Previous sensitivity studies of irrigation impacts on land surface provide limited analysis of uncertainties from the input data and model irrigation schemes. A team of...

  12. Evaluation of Smart Irrigation Controllers: Year 2011 Results

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    Fipps, G.; Swanson, C.

    and Extension Specialist, Biological and 2 Agricultural Engineering, 2117 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2117; http://itc.tamu.edu SUMMARY A smart controller testing facility was established by the Irrigation Technology Center at Texas A&M University... this water balance. The parameters most commonly used include: ? ET (actual plant evapotranspiration) ? Rainfall ? Site properties (soil texture, root zone depth, water holding capacity) ? MAD (managed allowable depletion) The IA SWAT committee has...

  13. Salinity Control in Irrigation Agriculture.

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    Longenecker, Donald E.; Lyerly, Paul J.

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    substances I chemically as salts. Ocean water contains rimately 3 percent salts, or 40 tons of salts .-foot of water. Waters used for irriga- ~erally contain .1 to 5 tons of salt per acre- water. . -er acrf +ion gen 'pot of ,.. ,enera1 terms, salt... and rock materials through which .he water must seep before becoming available inr irrigation. Mountain streams often contain less than one-tenth ton of salt per acre-foot of .rater. Drainage waters and ground waters in lesert valleys may contain...

  14. Test, Evaluation, and Demonstration of Practical Devices/Systems to Reduce Aerodynamic Drag of Tractor/Semitrailer Combination Unit Trucks

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    Scott Smith; Karla Younessi; Matt Markstaller; Dan Schlesinger; Bhaskar Bhatnagar; Donald Smith; Bruno Banceu; Ron Schoon; V.K. Sharma; Mark Kachmarsky; Srikant Ghantae; Michael Sorrels; Conal Deedy; Justin Clark; Skip Yeakel; Michael D. Laughlin; Charlotte Seigler; Sidney Diamond

    2007-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Class 8 heavy-duty trucks account for over three-quarters of the total diesel fuel used by commercial trucks (trucks with GVWRs more than 10,000 pounds) in the United States each year. At the highway speeds at which these trucks travel (i.e., 60 mph or greater), aerodynamic drag is a major part of total horsepower needed to move the truck down the highway, Reductions in aerodynamic drag can yield measurable benefits in fuel economy through the use of relatively inexpensive and simple devices. The goal of this project was to examine a number of aerodynamic drag reduction devices and systems and determine their effectiveness in reducing aerodynamic drag of Class 8 tractor/semitrailer combination-units, thus contributing to DOE's goal of reducing transportation petroleum use. The project team included major heavy truck manufacturers in the United States, along with the management and industry expertise of the Truck Manufacturers Association as the lead investigative organization. The Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) is the national trade association representing the major North American manufacturers of Class 6-8 trucks (GVWRs over 19,500 lbs). Four major truck manufacturers participated in this project with TMA: Freightliner LLC; International Truck and Engine Corporation; Mack Trucks Inc.; and Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. Together, these manufacturers represent over three-quarters of total Class 8 truck sales in the United States. These four manufacturers pursued complementary research efforts as part of this project. The project work was separated into two phases conducted over a two-year period. In Phase I, candidate aerodynamic devices and systems were screened to focus research and development attention on devices that offered the most potential. This was accomplished using full-size vehicle tests, scale model tests, and computational fluid dynamics analyses. In Phase II, the most promising devices were installed on full-size trucks and their effect on fuel economy was determined, either through on-road testing or full-size wind tunnel testing. All of the manufacturers worked with devices and systems that offer practical solutions to reduce aerodynamic drag, accounting for functionality, durability, cost effectiveness, reliability, and maintainability. The project team members and their roles and responsibilities are shown in Figure 2-1. Figure 2-2 shows the Phase I and II project schedules for all four projects and associated management activities.

  15. Irrigated Acreage Determination Procedures for Wastewater Application Equipment

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    IRRIGATION SYSTEM North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service North Carolina State University #12;Irrigation that the nutrients contained in the wastewater can be used by growing crops. However, irrigation systems have in the application area. Step-by-step guidelines for field calibration of hard hose traveler irrigation systems

  16. Smarter irrigation Kati Migliaccio, PhD PE

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    Migliaccio, Kati White

    Network ­ http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu 3 #12;Irrigation systems · Use and popularity of automated systems · 47% more water is used by automated irrigation systems than non-automated systems for landscape irrigation sensor on all automated irrigation systems (s.373.62 Florida Statutes, 1991) · Miami-Dade County water

  17. Master Gardener Specialist Irrigation Efficiency October 24, 25, 26, 2012

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    Conservation Education Programs Classroom Session of Basic Irrigation Components II. Basic Irrigation System and landscape irrigation systems from a water conservation perspective A. General overview of application Irrigation System Troubleshooting as related to Water Conservation Learning Objective: Know how to identify

  18. Research Indicates Sprinkler Irrigation Use Could Reduce Groundwater Nitrate Levels

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    and Vicki Miller Irrigating with sprinkler instead of furrow irrigation systems can reduce shallow of irrigation systems on three corn test fields near Shelton, Neb., leave little doubt that if more center pivot Management System Evaluation Area near Shelton from spring 1991 to fall 1996. Irrigation methods

  19. No-till Cropping Systems for Stretching Limited Irrigation Supplies

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    No-till Cropping Systems for Stretching Limited Irrigation Supplies Gary W. Hergert, Professor, limited irrigation), (2) irrigation water management (improved scheduling, automated systems, converting management is required to reduce the causes of that conflict. Lower groundwater levels in irrigated areas

  20. Causes and Management of Runoff from Surface Irrigation

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    Ishida, Yuko

    . runoff in Surface irrigaTion Many orchards in California use surface irrigation systems such as furrow irrigation systems should be closely managed to mini- mize surface runoff. This requires turning the waterCauses and Management of Runoff from Surface Irrigation in Orchards Lawrence J. SchwankL, UC

  1. Using a water balance model to analyze the implications of potential irrigation development in the Upper Blue Nile Basin

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    Jain Figueroa, Anjuli

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    More than 200 rivers in the world cross at least one political border. Any development project including hydropower or irrigation that is implemented in a trans-boundary river is in essence a claim on the resource. Managing ...

  2. Impact of Alternative Energy Prices, Tenure Arrangements and Irrigation Technologies on a Typical Texas High Plains Farm

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    Petty, J. A.; Lacewell, R. D.; Hardin, D. C.; Whitson, R. E.

    and new technology. The model includes a Fortran sub-routine that adjusts irrigation factors each year based on the linear programming solution of the previous year. After calculating new pumping energy requirements, well yield, and pumping lift...

  3. Economic Effect of Energy Price and Economic Feasibility and Potenhal of New Technology and Improved Management for Irrigation in Texas

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    Lacewell, Ronald D.; Hardin, D. C.; Petty, J. A.; Whitson, R. E.

    changes, tenure and new technology. The model includes a Fortran sub-routine that adjusts irrigation factors each year based on the linear programming solution of the previous year. After calculating new pumping energy requirements, well yield, and pumping...

  4. Regional climate effects of irrigation and urbanization in thewestern united states: a model intercomparison

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    Snyder, M.A.; Kueppers, L.M.; Sloan, L.C.; Cavan, D.C.; Jin, J.; Kanamaru, H.; Miller, N.L.; Tyree, M.; Du, H.; Weare, B.

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the western United States, more than 30,500 square miles has been converted to irrigated agriculture and urban areas. This study compares the climate responses of four regional climate models (RCMs) to these past land-use changes. The RCMs used two contrasting land cover distributions: potential natural vegetation, and modern land cover that includes agriculture and urban areas. Three of the RCMs represented irrigation by supplementing soil moisture, producing large decreases in August mean (-2.5 F to -5.6 F) and maximum (-5.2 F to -10.1 F) 2-meter temperatures where natural vegetation was converted to irrigated agriculture. Conversion to irrigated agriculture also resulted in large increases in relative humidity (9 percent 36 percent absolute change). Only one of the RCMs produced increases in summer minimum temperature. Converting natural vegetation to urban land cover produced modest but discernable climate effects in all models, with the magnitude of the effects dependent upon the preexisting vegetation type. Overall, the RCM results indicate that land use change impacts are most pronounced during the summer months, when surface heating is strongest and differences in surface moisture between irrigated land and natural vegetation are largest. The irrigation effect on summer maximum temperatures is comparable in magnitude (but opposite in sign) to predicted future temperature change due to increasing greenhouse gas concentrations.

  5. Irrigation Training Program For Texas Agricultural Producers 

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    Harris, B.L.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Irrigation Training Program, funded by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) through an Agricultural Water Conservation Grant, began in 2006. Administered by the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), the Texas State ...

  6. Merced Irrigation District- PV Buydown Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Merced Irrigation District (MID) offers its residential, commercial and non-profit customers a rebate for installing solar electric photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and offices. The rebate...

  7. Modesto Irrigation District- Photovoltaic Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Modesto Irrigation District offers a photovoltaic rebate program for all of their electric customers. The peak output capacity of a system must be 1 kW or greater to participate. Systems up to 30...

  8. Evaluating Water Transfers in Irrigation Districts

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    Ghimire, Narishwar

    2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The participation of irrigation districts (IDs) in surface water transfers from agriculture-to-municipal uses is studied by examining IDs’ economic and political behavior, comparing their performance with non-districts (non-IDs), and analyzing...

  9. Irrigation Monitoring with Soil Water Sensors 

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    Enciso, Juan; Porter, Dana; Peries, Xavier

    2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Monitoring soil water content is essential if growers want to optimize production, conserve water, reduce environmental impacts and save money. This publication illustrates how soil moisture monitoring can improve irrigation decisions and how...

  10. Wick irrigation systems for subsistence farming

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    Kuntz, Lauren B

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Irrigation on small-scale farms has been noted as a key method to help lift subsistence farmers out of poverty. With water scarity growing around the globe and lack of access to electricity still prevalent in rural areas, ...

  11. Increasing Water Use Efficiency Through Improved Orifice Design and Operational Procedures for Subirrigation Systems

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    Wilke, O. C.; Hiler, E. A.

    systems were proposed. Drip irrigation lines successfully trailed a center-pivot irrigation system. Also a tractor-mounted implement was developed for moving individual drip irrigation laterals....

  12. Irrigation-suitability land classification of the Rechna Doab in Pakistan

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    Rehman, Gauhar

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . So the practice of providing only additional water f?r reclamati&m is wasting precious irrigation resources. Low salinity level requires very little water for h aching and the soil vrould improve by application of gypsum. Reclamation Programs...&&n in irrigation and soil water (as propos&. d by Ifhoades, (19i2)), has b&. en included in the models constraint set. The use of this model facilitates planning deci- sions like quantities and locations of all resource inputs, mixing ratios bet&veen different...

  13. Linking Texas irrigation: Consortium communicates research, education projects

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    Supercinski, Danielle

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on the development and implementation of irrigation systems and practices in Texas, yet few efforts have been made to coordinate ongoing programs and results. With the formation of the Consortium for Irrigation Research and Education (CIRE) in 2007... research plots, and center pivot and drip irrigation systems at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Uvalde. These plots are part of the Precision Irrigators Network project funded by Texas Water Development Board and the Rio Grande Basin...

  14. Economic Implications of Farmer Storage of Surface Irrigation Water in Federal Projects: El Paso County, Texas

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    Cornforth, G. C.; Lacewell, R. D.

    was based on results from a linear programming model developed for crop production in E1 Paso County. The model was designed to maximize net farm revenue. Twelve crops were included in the analysis. The effects of soil type and salinity level of irrigation...

  15. Impact of Potential Large-Scale Irrigation on the West African Monsoon and Its Dependence on Location of Irrigated Area

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    Im, Eun-Soon

    This study investigates the impact of potential large-scale irrigation on the West African monsoon using the Massachusetts Institute of Technology regional climate model (MRCM). A new irrigation module is implemented to ...

  16. Design criteria for surface irrigation systems

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    Wilke, Otto Charles

    1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) n=o In this study the English system of units will be used. Therefore, for border irrigation, c is the average depth of surface storage in feet, q is the inflow in cubic feet per minute per foot of border width, and y is the accumulateci... infiltration in feet. For furrow irrigation, c is the average area of surface stcrage in square feet, q s the inflow into the furrow in cut?c feet per minute, and the accumulated infiltration, y, is given in cubic feet per foot cf furrcw. I' or both furrow...

  17. Evaluation of Smart Irrigation Controllers: Initial Bench Testing Results

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    Swanson, Charles; Fipps, Guy

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES TR-354 2009 Evaluation of Smart Irrigation Controllers: Initial Bench Testing Results July 2009 By Charles Swanson, Extension Associate Guy Fipps, Professor and Extension... Agricultural Engineer Rio Grande Basin Initiative Irrigation Technology Center Texas AgriLife Extension Service Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report July 2009 TR 354 EVALUATION OF SMART IRRIGATION CONTROLLERS...

  18. Status and Trends of Irrigated Agriculture in Texas

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    and available water. As shown in Figure 4, most agricultural irrigation is in West and South Texas, far fromStatus and Trends of Irrigated Agriculture in Texas Irrigation is critical to our food production and food security and is a vital component of Texas' productive agricultural economy.Texas ranks third

  19. tel-00422363,version1-6Oct2009 Irrigation management

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    to the complexity of irrigation systems. Instead, the approach should be evaluated for its effectiveness in supporting actors' decisions in irrigation system management, by enhancing their understanding of the effects, and captures adequately the complexity of an irrigation system, thus providing indications about its

  20. Flatness-based control of an irrigation canal using SCADA

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    -time irrigation operations using a supervision, control, and data acquisition (SCADA) system with automatic centralized controller. Irrigation canals can be viewed and modeled as delay systems since it takes timeFlatness-based control of an irrigation canal using SCADA Tarek Rabbani, Simon Munier, David

  1. UNCORRECTED 2 Coordination in irrigation systems: An analysis

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    UNCORRECTED PROOF 1 2 Coordination in irrigation systems: An analysis 3 of the Lansing­Kremer model;UNCORRECTED PROOF 25 argued that a central control was inevitable for larger irrigation systems and hypoth- 26, there are various examples of complex irrigation systems and drainage systems 28 that have evolved without central

  2. A Design Model for Subsurface Drip Irrigation in Arizona

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    Fay, Noah

    and useful tool when applied to the design of subsurface irrigation systems #12;Acknowledgements This projectA Design Model for Subsurface Drip Irrigation in Arizona Michael Liga Advisor: Dr. Don Slack Biosystems Engineering University of Arizona #12;Water Issue Subsurface Drip Irrigation · Benefits ·Increased

  3. Setting a Global Standard for Sustainable Irrigated Catchments

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    Khan, Shahbaz

    Land and Water has won global recognition for innovative sustainable irrigation systems research Irrigation Systems research team, based in Griffith, will play a part in the ranking and accreditation as globally. CSIRO's Sustainable Irrigation Systems research team is helping farming communities translate

  4. Towards a Critical Mass Model for Collective Irrigation Management

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    Richner, Heinz

    . Introduction Irrigation and water supply systems are of vital importance for agriculture in many regions, it has not been applied explicitly to irrigation man- agement in a dynamic way. System dynamics claims/downstream interactions in collective irrigation systems. The rationale of the critical mass model and a formal model

  5. Technical descriptions of ten irrigation technologies for conserving energy

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    Harrer, B.J.; Wilfert, G.L.

    1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technical description of ten technologies which were researched to save energy in irrigated agriculture are presented. These technologies are: well design and development ground water supply system optimization, column and pump redesign, variable-speed pumping, pipe network optimization, reduced-pressure center-pivot systems, low-energy precision application, automated gated-pipe system, computerized irrigation scheduling, and instrumented irrigation scheduling. (MHR)

  6. 322 / JOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE ENGINEERING / SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2000 COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN OF MINIMUM COST IRRIGATION

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    Chahar, B. R.

    OF MINIMUM COST IRRIGATION CANAL SECTIONS By Prabhata K. Swamee,1 Govinda C. Mishra,2 and Bhagu R. Chahar3

  7. An Overview of the Operational Characteristics of Selected Irrigation Districts in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley: Brownsville Irrigation District

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    Stubbs, Megan J.; Rister, M. Edward; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Lacewell, Ronald D.

    TR-274 August 2004 An Overview of the Operational Characteristics of Selected Irrigation Districts in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley: Brownsville Irrigation District Megan J. Stubbs M. Edward Rister Allen W... Grande Valley: Brownsville Irrigation District Megan J. Stubbs M. Edward Rister Allen W. Sturdivant Ronald D. Lacewell Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University System This research was financially supported...

  8. New Irrigation System Design for Maximizing Irrigation Efficiency and Increasing Rainfall Utilization

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    Lyle, W. M.; Bordovsky, J. P.

    A new concept in irrigation system design, which has the potential of significant savings in both water and energy requirements, has been developed and is under evaluation. The system is characterized by and has been labeled a low energy...

  9. Ground water provides drinking water, irrigation for

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    Saldin, Dilano

    Ground water provides drinking water, irrigation for crops and water for indus- tries. It is also connected to surface waters, and maintains the flow of rivers and streams and the level of wetlands- tion of those along Lake Michigan, most communi- ties, farms and industries still rely on ground water

  10. Impact of Climate Change on Irrigation Water Availability, Crop Water Requirements and Soil Salinity in the SJV, CA

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    Hopmans, Jan W; Maurer, Edwin P

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    impact of climate change on irrigated agriculture in the 21potential climate change impacts on irrigated agriculture.climate change on sustainability of irrigated agriculture,

  11. IRRIGATION RESEARCH CONTINUES AT SWMREC Ron Goldy, Mathieu Ngouajio and Jeff Andresen

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    in irrigation systems. Drip irrigation research began in 2002 at the Southwest Michigan Research and ExtensionIRRIGATION RESEARCH CONTINUES AT SWMREC Ron Goldy, Mathieu Ngouajio and Jeff Andresen Irrigation) to solenoids which allowed treatments to be irrigated one hour when the tensiometer reached the determined

  12. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRUCK EFFICIENCY TECHNOLOGIES IN CLASS 8 TRACTOR-TRAILERS BASED ON A TRACTIVE ENERGY ANALYSIS USING MEASURED DRIVE CYCLE DATA

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    LaClair, Tim J [ORNL] [ORNL; Gao, Zhiming [ORNL] [ORNL; Fu, Joshua S. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Calcagno, Jimmy [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Yun, Jeongran [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantifying the fuel savings that can be achieved from different truck fuel efficiency technologies for a fleet s specific usage allows the fleet to select the combination of technologies that will yield the greatest operational efficiency and profitability. This paper presents an analysis of vehicle usage in a commercial vehicle fleet and an assessment of advanced efficiency technologies using an analysis of measured drive cycle data for a class 8 regional commercial shipping fleet. Drive cycle measurements during a period of a full year from six tractor-trailers in normal operations in a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier were analyzed to develop a characteristic drive cycle that is highly representative of the fleet s usage. The vehicle mass was also estimated to account for the variation of loads that the fleet experienced. The drive cycle and mass data were analyzed using a tractive energy analysis to quantify the fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions benefits that can be achieved on class 8 tractor-trailers when using advanced efficiency technologies, either individually or in combination. Although differences exist among class 8 tractor-trailer fleets, this study provides valuable insight into the energy and emissions reduction potential that various technologies can bring in this important trucking application.

  13. Initial Evaluation of Smart Irrigation Controllers: Year Two (2009) Results

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    Swanson, Charles; Fipps, Guy

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES TR-364 2010 Initial Evaluation of Smart Irrigation Controllers: Year Two (2009) Results By: Charles Swanson and Guy Fipps, P.E. Department of Biological... OF SMART IRRIGATION CONTROLLERS: YEAR TWO (2009) RESULTS 1 By Charles Swanson and Guy Fipps, P.E 2 April 27, 2010 A Report Prepared for Task 2 of the Rio Grande Basin Initiative Irrigation Technology Center Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service...

  14. Energy Use and Irrigation Scheduling for Efficient Water Use

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    Marek, Thomas; Porter, Dana

    Engineer USDA ARS Bushland, Texas Nicholas Kenny Extension Program Specialist I Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Amarillo, Texas and Jed Moorhead Technician II Texas AgriLife Research Amarillo, Texas September 15, 2010 2 Energy Use... of soils, plants is crucial to efficient irrigation. Southwest Farm Press. October 2, 2008. Posted online Oct 14, 2008 at: http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/soil-irrigation-1014. Presentations at Extension meetings Kenny, Nicholas. 2008...

  15. Some Principles and Practices in the Irrigation of Texas Soils.

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    Bloodworth, Morris E.

    1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    exist among soil, water and plants. Good irrigation practices also must take into ac- t such important factors as soil fertility. amount and quality of water, adapted crops and varieties, land xration for irrigation, water distribution over the land..., irrigation timing to suit crop needs, rate of water application for a particular soil type, capacity of soils to store and release water, rates of seeding and root development and distribution within the soil storage reservoir for obtaining both water...

  16. Irrigation and fertilization effects on Nantucket Pine Tip Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Damage levels and pupal weight in an intensively-managed pine plantation.

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    Coyle, David, R.; Nowak, John, T.; Fettig, Christopher, J.

    2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The widespread application of intensive forest management practices throughout the southeastern U.S. has increased loblolly pine, Pinus taeda L., yields and shortened conventional rotation lengths. Fluctuations in Nantucket pine tip moth, Rhyacionia frustrana (Comstock), population density and subsequent damage levels have been linked to variations in management intensity. We examined the effects of two practices, irrigation and fertilization, on R. frustrana damage levels and pupal weights in an intensively-managed P. taeda plantation in South Carolina. Trees received intensive weed control and one of the following treatments; irrigation only. fertilization only, irrigation + fertilization, or control. Mean whole-tree tip moth damage levels ranged from <1 to 48% during this study. Damage levels differed significantly among treatments in two tip moth generations in 2001, but not 2000. Pupal weight was significantly heavier in fertilization compared to the irrigation treatment in 2000, but no significant differences were observed in 2001. Tree diameter. height. and aboveground volume were significantly greater in the irrigation + fertilization than in the irrigation treatment after two growing seasons. Our data suggest that intensive management practices that include irrigation and fertilization do not consistently increase R. frustrana damage levels and pupal weights as is commonly believed. However, tip moth suppression efforts in areas adjacent to our study may have partially reduced the potential impacts of R. frustrana on this experiment.

  17. Outlook for Energy and Implications for Irrigated Agriculture 

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    Patton, W. P.; Lacewell, R. D.

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TR- 87 1977 Outlook for Energy and Implications for Irrigated Agriculture W.P. Patton R.D. Lacewell Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  18. Columbia Rural Electric Association- Irrigation Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Columbia REA, through the Bonneville Power Administration, offers an irrigation energy efficiency program for its agricultural customers. Stationary systems are not eligible for this program due to...

  19. Modesto Irrigation District- Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Modesto Irrigation District’s Commercial Power Saver Rebate Program offers incentives to commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers for the purchase and installation of qualifying energy...

  20. Modesto Irrigation District- New Home Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Modesto Irrigation District's MPower New Home Program provides incentives to builders and homeowners for designing and building energy-efficient homes. Eligible homes must meet the guidelines for...

  1. Modesto Irrigation District- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Modesto Irrigation District’s Home Rebate Program offers residential customers cash rebates for the purchase and installation of qualifying energy efficient products installed in existing homes....

  2. Vera Irrigation District #15- Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Vera Irrigation District #15 offers rebates to electric customers who improve energy efficiency. Rebates are available for water heaters, windows, heat pumps, clothes washer, duct sealing and...

  3. Best Management Practice #5: Water-Efficient Irrigation

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Water efficiency must be considered from the initial irrigation system design phase through installation to ensure optimal performance. Consistent management and maintenance is also essential.

  4. Irrigation Water Management for the Texas High Plains: A Research Summary

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    Sweeten, John M.; Jordan, Wayne R.

    at later stages of crop growth especially for conventional graded furrow irrigation systems. Conservation tillage can reduce the need for preplant irrigation of sorghum through improved soil moisture storage. Irrigation water use efficiencies may reach 400...

  5. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into New SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems

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    SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems Dale Chang Braeden Hammerl Bhupinder Manhas University Garden Irrigation Systems A Triple-Bottom-Analysis of Irrigation Systems for the New SUB APSC 262 By Dale..............................................................................................................................5 2.0 Over Head Irrigation Systems

  6. Timing the Last Irrigation Using COTMAN in a LEPA Irrigation System at AG-CARES, Lamesa, Tommy Doederlein, Texas Cooperative Extension, Lamesa, Texas, Brant Baugh, Randy Boman

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    TITLE: Timing the Last Irrigation Using COTMAN in a LEPA Irrigation System at AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX past cutout in a LEPA irrigation system. AG-CARES Farm, Lamesa, Texas. 2003. Target HU Accumulation with four replications Plot size: 8 rows by 180 feet Planting Date: May 8 Variety: PM2628RR Irrigation: LEPA

  7. Internship Contract (Includes Practicum)

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    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    Internship Contract (Includes Practicum) Student's name-mail: _________________________________________ Internship Agency Contact Agency Name: ____________________________________ Address-mail: __________________________________________ Location of Internship, if different from Agency: ________________________________________________ Copies

  8. Valuing Groundwater Services and Water Portfolio in Irrigated Agriculture with a Hedonic Pricing Model

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    Mukherjee, Monobina

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Impact of Climate Change on Irrigated Agriculture inimpact of climate change on irrigated agriculture inimpacts of climate change in agriculture, it is essential to

  9. Pump apparatus including deconsolidator

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    Sonwane, Chandrashekhar; Saunders, Timothy; Fitzsimmons, Mark Andrew

    2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A pump apparatus includes a particulate pump that defines a passage that extends from an inlet to an outlet. A duct is in flow communication with the outlet. The duct includes a deconsolidator configured to fragment particle agglomerates received from the passage.

  10. Irrigation Training Program For Texas Agricultural Producers

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    Harris, B.L.

    that culminated with the completion of two editions (North and South) of an ITP manual, an all-inclusive resource manual for irrigators, technicians, crop consultants and other professionals within the industry, and the completion of six training conferences...-15-08 An electronic version of the ITP Manual was submitted to TWRI during this quarter.? TWRI refined the ITP manual to create a more user-friendly format so that growers can easily access the vast amount ? of information and resources in the manual. 9...

  11. Some effects of irrigation on peach quality

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    Kent, Laura Katherine

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ~'major Subject: Food Science and Technology SOME EFFECTS OF IRRIGATION ON PEACH QUALITY A Thesis by Laura Katherine Kent Approved as to style and content by: Chairman o mmittee Head o Department) er Member August 1979 ABSTRACT Some Effects...-significant difference between reps and within trees of reps illustrated proper experimental design and orchard maintenance. Picking 1 (Pr & F=0. 4021) picking 2 (Pr & F=0. 3205) and picking 4 (Pr & F=0. 6140) were non- significant; however, picking 3 (Pr & F=O. 0001...

  12. Imperial Irrigation District | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtel JumpCounty,Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3Imperial Irrigation

  13. Vera Irrigation District | Open Energy Information

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  14. Initial Evaluation of Smart Irrigation Controllers: Year Two (2009) Results 

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    Swanson, Charles; Fipps, Guy

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to determine their performance and reliability under Texas conditions from an “end-user” point of view. The “end-user” is considered to be the landscape or irrigation professional (such as a Licensed Irrigator in Texas) installing the controller. During...

  15. Effects of Great Plains Irrigation on Regional Climate

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    Huber, David B.

    2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    of radiative and turbulent fluxes, the development of the planetary boundary layer, and the transport of water vapor from the regions of irrigation. The first two effects have the potential to drastically alter the climate of irrigated regions of the Great...

  16. Living Expenses (includes approximately

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    Maroncelli, Mark

    & engineering programs All other programs Graduate: MBA/INFSY at Erie & Harrisburg (12 credits) Business Guarantee 3 (Does not include Dependents Costs4 ) Altoona, Berks, Erie, and Harrisburg 12-Month Estimated

  17. The impact of agricultural intensification and irrigation on landatmosphere interactions and Indian monsoon precipitation --A mesoscale modeling perspective

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    Niyogi, Dev

    and Indian monsoon precipitation -- A mesoscale modeling perspective E.M. Douglas a, , A. Beltrán-Przekurat b convergence, mesoscale convection, and precipitation patterns over the Indian monsoon region. Four experiments pattern and changes in mesoscale precipitation. These agricultural changes, including irrigation modify

  18. Estimates of Savings Achievable from Irrigation Controller

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    Williams, Alison; Fuchs, Heidi; Whitehead, Camilla Dunham

    2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper performs a literature review and meta-analysis of water savings from several types of advanced irrigation controllers: rain sensors (RS), weather-based irrigation controllers (WBIC), and soil moisture sensors (SMS).The purpose of this work is to derive average water savings per controller type, based to the extent possible on all available data. After a preliminary data scrubbing, we utilized a series of analytical filters to develop our best estimate of average savings. We applied filters to remove data that might bias the sample such as data self-reported by manufacturers, data resulting from studies focusing on high-water users, or data presented in a non-comparable format such as based on total household water use instead of outdoor water use. Because the resulting number of studies was too small to be statistically significant when broken down by controller type, this paper represents a survey and synthesis of available data rather than a definitive statement regarding whether the estimated water savings are representative.

  19. Hyperspectral remote sensing analysis of short rotation woody crops grown with controlled nutrient and irrigation treatments.

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    Im, Jungho; Jensen, John R.; Coleman, Mark; Nelson, Eric

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract - Hyperspectral remote sensing research was conducted to document the biophysical and biochemical characteristics of controlled forest plots subjected to various nutrient and irrigation treatments. The experimental plots were located on the Savannah River Site near Aiken, SC. AISA hyperspectral imagery were analysed using three approaches, including: (1) normalized difference vegetation index based simple linear regression (NSLR), (2) partial least squares regression (PLSR) and (3) machine-learning regression trees (MLRT) to predict the biophysical and biochemical characteristics of the crops (leaf area index, stem biomass and five leaf nutrients concentrations). The calibration and cross-validation results were compared between the three techniques. The PLSR approach generally resulted in good predictive performance. The MLRT approach appeared to be a useful method to predict characteristics in a complex environment (i.e. many tree species and numerous fertilization and/or irrigation treatments) due to its powerful adaptability.

  20. daho has approximately 4 million acres of irrigated agricultural land. Most of it is in pas-

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    O'Laughlin, Jay

    (59 percent) or surface irrigation systems (40 percent), with only a very small amount (less than 1 percent) in micro-irrigation systems (trickle or drip) (table 2). The selection of an irrigation system. In a ideal irrigation system, on a field with uniform soil properties, water is supplied uni- formly over

  1. Spatial Variability Considerations in Interpreting Soil Moisture Measurements for Irrigation Scheduling

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    O'Laughlin, Jay

    . Irrigation uniformity describes how evenly the irrigation system distributes water over the agricultural is available in University of Idaho Cooperative Extension System Bulletin 824, "Irrigation Uniformity crop water requirements to be estimated in advance. Most irrigation systems are incapable of "catching

  2. Reducing Turfgrass Water Consumption using Sensor Nodes and an Adaptive Irrigation Controller

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    Lawrence, Ramon

    sensor and irrigation control system that reduces water consumption for residential turfgrass irrigation. It has been estimated that 50- 75% of residential water use is for irrigation. Current systems are exceptionally poor at adapting irrigation to meet demand, pri- marily due to incomplete information for system

  3. CropIrri: A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR CROP IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT

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    CropIrri: A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR CROP IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT Yi Zhang1 , Liping Feng1,* 1: A field crop irrigation management decision-making system (CropIrri) was developed based on the soil water of optimal irrigation methods and irrigation decision support system have obtained important achievements (J

  4. Texas Legislative and Irrigation Districts of the Rio Grande River Basin: A Map Series 

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    Leigh, Eric; Fipps, G.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Improvement District No.3 HCWID3 La Feria Irrigation District-Cameron County No.3 La Feria Santa Cruz Irrigation District No.15 Santa Cruz Santa Maria Irrigation District-Cameron County No.4 Santa Maria United Irrigation District of Hidalgo County United....6 34,913 Hidalgo County Municipal Utility District No.1 1,120 Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No.3 9,753 La Feria Irrigation District-Cameron County No.3 75,626 Santa Cruz Irrigation District No.15 75,080 Santa Maria Irrigation...

  5. Texas Legislative and Irrigation Districts of the Rio Grande River Basin: A Map Series

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    Leigh, Eric; Fipps, G.

    Improvement District No.3 HCWID3 La Feria Irrigation District-Cameron County No.3 La Feria Santa Cruz Irrigation District No.15 Santa Cruz Santa Maria Irrigation District-Cameron County No.4 Santa Maria United Irrigation District of Hidalgo County United....6 34,913 Hidalgo County Municipal Utility District No.1 1,120 Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No.3 9,753 La Feria Irrigation District-Cameron County No.3 75,626 Santa Cruz Irrigation District No.15 75,080 Santa Maria Irrigation...

  6. Supplement to Diagnosis and Management of Salinity Problems in Irrigated Pecan Production: Salt Leaching

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    Miyamoto, S.

    (e. g., Hanson and Bendixen, 1995). The flow under drip irrigation is largely unsaturated flow, and the evaporation-driven salinity increase associated with high frequency sprinkler irrigation is minimal with drip systems. This method... of leaching irrigation depend largely upon the existing irrigation system, and the types of soils involved. Several items, however, should be kept in mind. We already mentioned that it is preferable to apply leaching irrigation during the dormant period...

  7. Management of Trickle Irrigated Orchards for Increased Water Use Efficiency

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    Punthakey, J. F.; McFarland, M. J.; Rodrigue, P. B.; Worthington, J. W.

    of individual trees. Improved irrigation scheduling methods offer the potential for further savings in water and energy to pressurize the water since peach trees require less than a fully-watered state for production. This report describes research to determine...

  8. Economically Optimum Irrigation Patternsfor Grain Sorghum Production: Texas High Plains

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    Zavaleta, L. R.; Lacewell, R. D.; Taylor, C. R.

    generated at every starting point for each of the production periods. If discrepancies between the expected and the realized values existed, then, based on current conditions a reevaluation of the control variable, irrigation water, was made and the decision...

  9. Calculating Horsepower Requirements and Sizing Supply Pipelines for Irrigation 

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    Fipps, Guy

    1995-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Pumping costs are often one of the largest single expenses in irrigated agriculture. This publication explains how to lower pumping costs by calculating horsepower requirements and sizing supply pipelines correctly. Examples take the reader through...

  10. adequate irrigation management: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Lewis, David Carroll 1985-01-01 4 Guidelines for Developing Soil and Water Management Programs: Irrigated Pecans Texas A&M University - TxSpace Summary: The book...

  11. Outlook for Energy and Implications for Irrigated Agriculture

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    Patton, W. P.; Lacewell, R. D.

    gas, electricity, liquid petroleum gas and diesel can cause economic hardship for irrigators, particularly if those increases are unanticipated. The purpose of this paper is to briefly summarize important trends in the current domestic energy situation...

  12. Evaluation of pre-packaged agricultural drip irrigation kits

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    Huang, Shen, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this thesis is to conduct user testing and performance evaluation of two different agricultural pre-packaged drip irrigation kit (PDIK) systems: Chapin Bucket Kit and International Design Enterprises (IDE) ...

  13. Diagnosis and Management of Salinity Problems In Irrigated Pecan Productions

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    Miyamoto, S.

    field test conducted in a citrus orchard shows improved salt leaching under mulch. Table 3. The target leaching fraction (LF) to control soil salinity below 2.5 dS m -1 in the saturation extract. Irrig. Water salinity sandy clayey sandy clayey d.... Miyamoto Professor and Soil Scientist Texas A&M University Agricultural Research Center at El Paso Introduction Pecans, along with Almonds and Walnuts, are among the salt sensitive tree crops currently grown under irrigation. Yet, many...

  14. Guidelines for Developing Soil and Water Management Programs: Irrigated Pecans

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    Miyamoto, S.

    Guidelines for Developing Soil and Water Management Programs: Irrigated Pecans Agricultural Research and Extension Center at El Paso March 2002 Texas Agricultural Experiment Station The Texas A&M University System Texas Water Resources Institute... by soil and water testing and appraisal, and evaluation of soil improvement options. Finally, orchard management practices, such as soil and irrigation management, fertilization and weed control should be fine- tuned. The significance of each measure may...

  15. Potential for Photovoltaic Solar Installation in Non-Irrigated Corners of Center Pivot Irrigation Fields in the State of Colorado

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    Roberts, B.

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The State of Colorado expressed an interest in assessing the potential for photovoltaic (PV) solar installations on non-irrigated corners of center-pivot irrigation (CPI) fields throughout the state. Using aerial imagery and irrigated land data available from the Colorado Water Conservation Board, an assessment of potentially suitable sites was produced. Productivity estimates were calculated from that assessment. The total area of non-irrigated corners of CPI fields in Colorado was estimated to be 314,674 acres, which could yield 223,418 acres of installed PV panels assuming 71% coverage in triangular plots. The total potential annual electricity production for the state was estimated to be 56,821 gigawatt hours (GWH), with an average of 1.3 GWH per available plot.

  16. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Benefits of Installing Additional Rain Sensors within the UBC Irrigation System

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    Additional Rain Sensors within the UBC Irrigation System Michael Thiessen, Chelsie Drysdale University of Installing Additional Rain Sensors within the UBC Irrigation System A Business Case Analysis Prepared for: Dr................................................................................................................................................................... 5 DESCRIPTION OF CURRENT UBC IRRIGATION WATER USE

  17. Plant Water Use and Growth in Response to Soil Salinity in Irrigated Agriculture

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    Runkle, Benjamin Reade

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 27(1): 5-50. Feng, G. ,Salinity in Irrigated Agriculture by Benjamin Reade KrepsSalinity in Irrigated Agriculture by Benjamin Reade Kreps

  18. Flatness-Based Control of Open-Channel Flow in an Irrigation Canal Using SCADA

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Flatness-Based Control of Open-Channel Flow in an Irrigation Canal Using SCADA Tarek Rabbani, Simon of an algorithm for real-time irrigation operations using a supervision, control, and data acquisition (SCADA

  19. Combined water use of turf and woody ornamentals in an irrigated South Texas landscape 

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    Havlak, Roger Dale

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Landscape water conservation and potential evapotranspiration (PET or ET[p]) based irrigation programs are hindered by a lack of data on actual evapotranspiration (ET[a]) rates of multiple plant species landscapes. Irrigation coefficients...

  20. Root water extraction zones of irrigated cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum L.) in the Brazos Valley, Texas

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    Chemelil, Mathew Chirchir

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    'ith dry summers. More farmers are therefore increasing their number of hectares under irrigation to benefit from these large increases. Vt'ith increased irrigation of cotton in these counties, the Soil Conservation Service(SCS) embarked on a v...

  1. Optimization of Water Use Efficiency Through Trickle Irrigation and the Stress Day Index

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    Wilke, O.C.; Hiler, E. A.

    Water deficits reduce plant growth and subsequently, crop yields. Man has relied upon irrigation to overcome these crop water deficiencies. But since the present supplies of water are limited, more efficient irrigation application methods must...

  2. The 1997 Irrigation Suspension Program for the Edwards Aquifer: Evaluation and Alternatives

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    Keplinger, Keith O.; McCarl, Bruce A.

    (drought) Management Rules. The Aquifer region, however, experienced a wet Spring in 1997, so that even irrigators not enrolled in the program applied little or no irrigation water. If conditions were dry in Spring 1997, aquifer simulation results indicate...

  3. The 1997 Irrigation Suspension Program for the Edwards Aquifer: Evaluation and Alternatives 

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    Keplinger, Keith O.; McCarl, Bruce A.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (drought) Management Rules. The Aquifer region, however, experienced a wet Spring in 1997, so that even irrigators not enrolled in the program applied little or no irrigation water. If conditions were dry in Spring 1997, aquifer simulation results indicate...

  4. Geographic information system (GIS) and simulation model for management of irrigation districts

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    Nazarov, Azimjon S.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    IDMM (Irrigation District Management Model), a user friendly, GIS based, menu driven personal computer software program, was developed as a planning and management tool for improved water use and crop growth production in irrigation districts...

  5. Infrastructure investment and policy management of water resources for small-scale irrigated agriculture

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    Amornvivat, Sutapa, 1974-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the options for enhancing the welfare of small farmers in Thailand through subsidies of irrigation infrastructure. Enhanced water storage and irrigation can significantly improve yield and the welfare of the ...

  6. Requirements for Grain Sorghum Irrigation on the High Plains.

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    Thaxton, E. L. Jr.; Swanson, Norris P.

    1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Recommendations Irrigation research was conducted with grain sorghum on the optimum use of underground water ' resources at the Amarillo and Lubbock Experiment Stations and on off-station plots during the past several years. Highest returns in pounds of grain... per inch of water are received when 'brain sorghum is sup I plied with adequate moisture from planting to the soft dough stage. I High-moisture levels are the most profitable; if the irrigation water supply becomes inadequate, the acreage to which...

  7. Production Practices for Irrigated Crops on the High Plains.

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    Bonnen, C. A.; McArthur, W. C.; Magee, A. C.; Hughes, W.F.

    1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was snapped and the re- mainder was machine-stripped. th lint yields averaging nearly a bale per acre (Table and 24.0 hours, respectively, of off-farm labor were cotton snapping on sandy and on heavy soils. From hour of labor was used to cover... approximately half rl acreage with a stripper. hough machine operations on dry-land and on irrigated CULLIJI~ are similar for seedbed preparation, planting and culti- vating, nearly twice as much labor was needed for production of the irrigated crop...

  8. Trickle irrigation in the Trans-Pecos area of Texas

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    Doak, Louis E

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LETTER OF TRANSNITTAL Louis Doak Agricultural Engineer P. O. Box 1041 College Station, TX 77841 !409) 823-2758 This paper represents part of the work th conducted at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Paces. This study in no way xs meant..., as in Israel. the future of row crop production will be in the use c f trickle irrigation technology. u's Doak TRICKLE IRRIGATION IN THE TRANS-PECOS AREA OF TEXAS A PROFESSIONAL PAPER LOUIS E. DOAK Submitted to the College of Agriculture of Texas A...

  9. Neighbour balance in a strip-block design for an experiment on irrigation

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    Bailey, R. A.

    Neighbour balance in a strip-block design for an experiment on irrigation R. A. Bailey (Joint work There are 8 blocks. 2/15 #12;Irrigation experiment on citrus plants in a greenhouse There are 8 blocks. Each block is (4 rows ) Ã? (4 columns )/(4 pots ). 2/15 #12;Irrigation experiment on citrus plants

  10. THE USE OF HYDRAULIC MODELS TO OPTIMIZE THE REHABILITATION OF AN OPEN CHANNEL IRRIGATION SYSTEM

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    THE USE OF HYDRAULIC MODELS TO OPTIMIZE THE REHABILITATION OF AN OPEN CHANNEL IRRIGATION SYSTEM of irrigation, as well as the type of control used for managing the system and has led to the use factors like diurnal irrigation or the significant storage capacity of the system, and would lead

  11. 3rd Quarter 2010 | 25(3) THE EFFECT OF IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY ON GROUNDWATER USE

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    pivot irrigation systems to "dropped nozzle" or "low energy precision application (LEPA)" center pivot irrigation systems has occurred in western Kansas in recent years. The shift was aided by policies that subsidized the installation of more efficient irrigation systems in an effort to reduce the extraction

  12. September 23, 2009 Engineer: Aggie Irrigation Catch Can best in the world

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    the accuracy of tests to measure the efficiency and application rates of irrigation systems," said Dr. Guy is simple, Fipps said. One simply puts out containers and runs the irrigation system for a specified amount by properly calibrating their systems, Fipps said. Also, reducing over-irrigation is vital to preserving

  13. Fall 2011 Course Syllabus Course number and title: CIVE 512 -Irrigation Systems Design

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    Fall 2011 ­ Course Syllabus Course number and title: CIVE 512 - Irrigation Systems Design Credits: 3 Term(s) to be offered: Every Fall semester. Course Description: Irrigation systems principles and design procedures for sound design and operation of sprinkler, trickle, and surface irrigation systems

  14. Sustainable Water Practices at Pomona's Parks: Improving Irrigation Use and Stormwater Runoff Retention

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    Young, Terence

    utilized as irrigation for these locations, it is critical to retrofit existing systems and implement newSustainable Water Practices at Pomona's Parks: Improving Irrigation Use and Stormwater Runoff be leading the way towards a sustainable future. However, this is not the case. Landscape irrigation

  15. Coordination in irrigation systems: An analysis of the Lansing-Kremer model of Bali

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    1 Coordination in irrigation systems: An analysis of the Lansing-Kremer model of Bali Marco A@indiana.edu Phone: 812 855 5178 Abstract Farmers within irrigation systems, such as those in Bali, solve complex, synchronization, agent-based model #12;2 1. Introduction The question of whether irrigation systems require

  16. Using Midday Stem Water Potential to Assess Irrigation Needs of Landscape

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    systems, while avoiding the potential for root disease development due to over- irrigation. IntroductionUsing Midday Stem Water Potential to Assess Irrigation Needs of Landscape Valley Oaks1 Ken Shackel2 related to both irrigation regime and tree physiological responses to stress. A standard pressure chamber

  17. Residential Irrigation System Rainfall Shutoff Devices1 Michael D. Dukes and Dorota Z. Haman2

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    Jawitz, James W.

    ABE325 Residential Irrigation System Rainfall Shutoff Devices1 Michael D. Dukes and Dorota Z. Haman--are designed to interrupt the cycle of an automatic irrigation system controller when a specific amount of rainfall has occurred. They are small devices wired to the irrigation system controller and mounted

  18. PANSY: a Portable Autonomous Irrigation System Benjamin Beckmann and Ajay Gupta

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    Gupta, Ajay

    PANSY: a Portable Autonomous Irrigation System Benjamin Beckmann and Ajay Gupta Wireless Sensornet negatively to even the slightest of climatic changes. As such, an automated system of irrigation is ideal of pot bar codes. More specifically, PANSY provides a portable autonomous irrigation system. Experimental

  19. Introduction Irrigation is required for profitable commercial potato production in Idaho.

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    O'Laughlin, Jay

    capacities. These conditions necessitate that reliable irrigation systems capable of light, frequent, uniform holding capacity, and (iii) a water supply and irrigation system that is capable of providing the needed1 Introduction Irrigation is required for profitable commercial potato production in Idaho. Maximum

  20. Evaluation of Turfgrass Species and Varieties for Drought Tolerance in a Renovated Linear Gradient Irrigation System

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    Irrigation System Scientists: B. Wherley and A. Chandra - Texas AgriLife Research- Dallas, and J. Heitholt gradient irrigation system (LGIS) project were to 1) quantify the extent of water stress that different the implications of deficit irrigation practices on reflective heat load generation, and 3) determine how cultural

  1. UNL Extension Continues Helping Farmers Learn Irrigation Strategies to use Less Water

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    water. Thus, over the years, a large portion of the area has had irrigation systems developed. Today. Some of the sites were equipped with line-source sprinkler systems to demonstrate irrigation strategies occurred during the pollination and grain filling stages. #12;A line-source irrigation system is a set

  2. Modeling the large-scale water balance impact of different irrigation systems

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    Evans, Jason

    Modeling the large-scale water balance impact of different irrigation systems J. P. Evans1 and B. F precipitation causes the Turkish government to invest in modernizing its own irrigation systems balance impact of different irrigation systems, Water Resour. Res., 44, W08448, doi:10.1029/2007WR006671

  3. Groundwater depletion and sustainability of irrigation in the US High Plains and Central Valley

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Groundwater depletion and sustainability of irrigation in the US High Plains and Central Valley impact crop produc- tion in the United States because 60% of irrigation relies on groundwater. Groundwater depletion in the irrigated High Plains and California Central Valley accounts for 50

  4. Empirical evidence for a recent slowdown in irrigation-induced cooling

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    Bonfils, C; Lobell, D

    2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the influence of past land use changes on climate is needed to improve regional projections of future climate change and inform debates about the tradeoffs associated with land use decisions. The effects of rapid expansion of irrigated area in the 20th century has remained unclear relative to other land use changes, such as urbanization, that affected a similar total land area. Using spatial and temporal variations in temperature and irrigation extent observed in California, we show that irrigation expansion has had a large cooling effect on summertime average daily daytime temperatures (-0.15 to -0.25 C.decade{sup -1}), which corresponds to a cooling estimated at -2.0 - -3.3 C since the introduction of irrigation practice. Irrigation has negligible effects on nighttime temperatures, leading to a net cooling effect of irrigation on climate (-0.06 to -0.19 C.decade{sup -1}). Stabilization of irrigated area has occurred in California since 1980 and is expected in the near future for most irrigated regions. The suppression of past human-induced greenhouse warming by increased irrigation is therefore likely to slow in the future, and a potential decrease in irrigation may even contribute to a more rapid warming. Changes in irrigation alone are not expected to influence broadscale temperatures, but they may introduce large uncertainties in climate projections for irrigated agricultural regions, which provide roughly 40% of global food production.

  5. Break-even investment in a wind-energy-conversion system for an irrigated farm on the Texas High Plains

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    Hardin, D.C.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to quantify the benefits of using a wind energy system for irrigation. The value of wind energy was estimated on both a static basis (where the annual value of wind power was assumed to be constant over the life of the machine) and on a temporal basis (where the annual value of wind power was estimated recursively). The model for static analysis contained two components which applied consecutively. The first was a linear programming (LP) model for the High Plains region. Production activities were included that allowed both optimal and non-optimal timing of post-plant irrigations, giving the producer added flexibility in the employment of limiting water resources. For the temporal analysis, a FORTRAN subroutine was added to the LP model to operate the model recursively over the life of the wind system and to account for the annual decline of the aquifer. Both fixed and variable costs were included. Two wind machines were analyzed, with rated outputs of 40 and 60 kilowatts (kW). Each was applied to the Northern and Southern Texas High Plains over a range of land and water resources situations. Break-even investiment was estimated at discount rates of 3, 5, and 10%. Results indicate that, at least in the future when wind-system costs decrease and stabilize, wind-assisted irrigation could be an economically viable alternative for Texas High Plains producers.

  6. Evaluation of Smart Irrigation Controllers: Year 2010 Results

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    Swanson, Charles; Fipps, Guy

    2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A smart controller testing facility was established by the Irrigation Technology Center at Texas A&M University in College Station in 2008 in order to evaluate their performance from an “enduser” point of view. The “end-user” is considered...

  7. Opportunities for Demand Response in California Agricultural Irrigation: A

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    LBNL-6108E Opportunities for Demand Response in California Agricultural Irrigation: A Scoping Study was sponsored in part by the Demand Response Research Center which is funded by the California .................................. 2 Best Opportunities for Demand Response and Permanent Load Shifting Programs.............. 3

  8. Nitrogen Fertilization of Irrigated Cotton as Fertilizer Prices Climb

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    Nitrogen Fertilization of Irrigated Cotton as Fertilizer Prices Climb As gasoline prices at the pump continue to climb above $ 3.00/gallon, fertilizer prices, especially Nitrogen (N) are doing the same. As of spring 2008, the price of one ton of urea ammonium nitrate was $420, or $0.67 per lb N

  9. RESOLUTION NO. 2011-82 ADOPTING MODESTO IRRIGATION DISTRICT'S RENEWABLE

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    RESOLUTION NO. 2011-82 ADOPTING MODESTO IRRIGATION DISTRICT'S RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES Standard (RPS) in an effort to meet 20 percent ofits retail energy sales with renewable resources by 2017 for consideration by the Board of Directors, attached hereto as Attachment A, Renewable Energy Resources Enforcement

  10. Economically Optimum Irrigation Patternsfor Grain Sorghum Production: Texas High Plains 

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    Zavaleta, L. R.; Lacewell, R. D.; Taylor, C. R.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was relaxed to consider the case where the climatic environment was unknown. As in the deterministic case, the optimal amounts of irrigation water, by period. It was also observed, that with the open-loop feedback control, the results obtained for yields did...

  11. IRRIGATION OPTIMIZATION BY MODELING OF PLANT-SOIL INTERACTION

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    Boyer, Edmond

    - action model is used to simulate the structural-functional plant growth conditioned by water status approach of dynamic programming is used. KEY WORDS Irrigation scheduling, plant-soil model, water stress]). In the coupling approach, we simulate the soil water balance by PILOTE to get the water stress index. Plant

  12. Sustainability of irrigated agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley, California

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    Vrugt, Jasper A.

    productivity and sustainability. Currently, there is a good understanding of the fundamental soil hydrological scale and at the long term, so that the sustainability of alternative management strategies canSustainability of irrigated agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley, California Gerrit Schoups* , Jan

  13. Engaging Irrigation Organizations in Water Reallocation Ronald C. Griffin*

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    Griffin, Ronald

    promise to rise in response to climate change and energy costs.3 Cost-effective production of the rightEngaging Irrigation Organizations in Water Reallocation Ronald C. Griffin* Texas A&M University Blvd., 211C Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-2124 979-777-4434 Abstract: Rising water

  14. Evaluation of irrigation management procedures for geothermal effluent

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    Brockway, C.E.; Robbins, C.W.; Robison, C.W.; Johnson, G.S.

    1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An investigation was conducted to determine the feasibility of geothermal power plant effluent disposal by surface irrigation and the resulting impact on the shallow aquifer. The study was conducted at the Raft River Experimental Geothermal Power Plant site near Malta, Idaho and at the Snake River Conservation Research Center with soils and effluent obtained from the geothermal power plant site.

  15. JOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE ENGINEERING / SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2001 / 287 DESIGN OF MINIMUM SEEPAGE LOSS CANAL SECTIONS WITH

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    Chahar, B. R.

    conveyance systems for deliv- ering water for irrigation. The seepage loss from irrigation canals constitutesJOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE ENGINEERING / SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2001 / 287 DESIGN OF MINIMUM other factors [International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) (1967)]. Analytical solutions

  16. Effects of Irrigating with Treated Oil and Gas Product Water on Crop Biomass and Soil Permeability

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    Terry Brown; Jeffrey Morris; Patrick Richards; Joel Mason

    2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Demonstrating effective treatment technologies and beneficial uses for oil and gas produced water is essential for producers who must meet environmental standards and deal with high costs associated with produced water management. Proven, effective produced-water treatment technologies coupled with comprehensive data regarding blending ratios for productive long-term irrigation will improve the state-of-knowledge surrounding produced-water management. Effective produced-water management scenarios such as cost-effective treatment and irrigation will discourage discharge practices that result in legal battles between stakeholder entities. The goal of this work is to determine the optimal blending ratio required for irrigating crops with CBNG and conventional oil and gas produced water treated by ion exchange (IX), reverse osmosis (RO), or electro-dialysis reversal (EDR) in order to maintain the long term physical integrity of soils and to achieve normal crop production. The soils treated with CBNG produced water were characterized with significantly lower SAR values compared to those impacted with conventional oil and gas produced water. The CBNG produced water treated with RO at the 100% treatment level was significantly different from the untreated produced water, while the 25%, 50% and 75% water treatment levels were not significantly different from the untreated water. Conventional oil and gas produced water treated with EDR and RO showed comparable SAR results for the water treatment technologies. There was no significant difference between the 100% treated produced water and the control (river water). The EDR water treatment resulted with differences at each level of treatment, which were similar to RO treated conventional oil and gas water. The 100% treated water had SAR values significantly lower than the 75% and 50% treatments, which were similar (not significantly different). The results of the greenhouse irrigation study found the differences in biomass production between each soil were significant for Western Wheatgrass and Alfafla. The Sheridan sandy loam soil resulted in the highest production for western wheatgrass and alfalfa while the X-ranch sandy loam had the lowest production rate for both plants. Plant production levels resulting from untreated CBNG produced water were significantly higher compared to untreated conventional oil and gas produced water. However, few differences were found between water treatments. The biomass produced from the greenhouse study was analyzed for elemental composition and for forage value. Elemental composition indentified several interesting findings. Some of the biomass was characterized with seemly high boron and sodium levels. High levels of boron found in some of the biomass was unexpected and may indicate that alfalfa and western wheatgrass plants may have been impacted by either soil or irrigation water containing high boron levels. Plants irrigated with water treated using EDR technology appeared to contain higher levels of boron with increased levels of treatment. Forage evaluations were conducted using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. The data collected show small differences, generally less than 10%, between produced water treatments including the no treatment and 100% treatment conditions for each plant species studied. The forage value of alfalfa and western wheatgrass did not show significant tendencies dependent on soil, the amount of produced water treatment, or treatment technology.

  17. Economic Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects - RGIDECON

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    Ellis, John R.; Robinson, John R.C.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Rister, M. Edward

    Methodology October 31, 2002 page 10 of 28 free component for time preference, a risk premium, and an inflation premium3 (Rister et al. 1999). The relationship between these three components is considered multiplicative (Leatham; Hamilton), i.e., the overall...TR-203 October 2002 Economic Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects – RGIDECON© M. Edward Rister Ronald D. Lacewell John R. C. Robinson John R. Ellis Allen W. Sturdivant Department of Agricultural Economics Texas Agricultural Experiment...

  18. Efficient Irrigation for Water conservation in the Rio Grande Basin: 2010-2011 Progress and Accomplishments

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    Kalisek, D.; Harris, B.L.; Runyan, C.; DeMouche, L.

    2011-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    in irrigation. Use of GIS as a real-time decision support system for irrigation districts An online GIS application integrates pump flow, meter data, and water account information to support districts in their current water management and conservation... Water Use 08 Task 4 On-Farm Irrigation System Management 12 Task 5 Urban Water Conservation 16 Task 6 Environment, Ecology and Water Quality Protection 22 Task 7 Saline and Wastewater Management and Water Reuse 28 Task 8...

  19. Expansion of Urban Area in Irrigation Districts of the Rio Grande River Basin, 1996 - 2006: A Map Series 

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    Leigh, Eric; Barroso, M.; Fipps, G.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?County?Water?Control?&?Improvement?District?No.1? Maverick? Presidio?County?Water?Improvement?District?No.1? Presidio? Santa?Cruz?Irrigation?District?No.15? Santa?Cruz? Santa?Maria?Irrigation?District?Cameron?County?No.4? Santa?Maria? United?Irrigation?District?of?Hidalgo?County? United? Valley...?County?Water?Control?&?Improvement?District?No.1? 134,900? Presidio?County?Water?Improvement?District?No.1? 2,780? Santa?Cruz?Irrigation?District?No.15? 75,080? Santa?Maria?Irrigation?District?Cameron?County?No.4? 10,183? United?Irrigation?District?of?Hidalgo?County? 57,374? Valley...

  20. Expansion of Urban Area in Irrigation Districts of the Rio Grande River Basin, 1996 - 2006: A Map Series

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    Leigh, Eric; Barroso, M.; Fipps, G.

    ?County?Water?Control?&?Improvement?District?No.1? Maverick? Presidio?County?Water?Improvement?District?No.1? Presidio? Santa?Cruz?Irrigation?District?No.15? Santa?Cruz? Santa?Maria?Irrigation?District?Cameron?County?No.4? Santa?Maria? United?Irrigation?District?of?Hidalgo?County? United? Valley...?County?Water?Control?&?Improvement?District?No.1? 134,900? Presidio?County?Water?Improvement?District?No.1? 2,780? Santa?Cruz?Irrigation?District?No.15? 75,080? Santa?Maria?Irrigation?District?Cameron?County?No.4? 10,183? United?Irrigation?District?of?Hidalgo?County? 57,374? Valley...

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

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

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hence, management schemes arrived at in this work cannot bework, the RHC algorithm is applied to the problem of irrigation with reclaimed water. The management

  2. Novel Growth Substrates and Smart Irrigation Strategies to Reduce Water Consumption of

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    Fay, Noah

    Novel Growth Substrates and Smart Irrigation Strategies to Reduce Water Consumption of Arizona and transducer) 2 Load cells Flow meter Solenoid valve #12;Experiment Measurements Datalogger, collected every

  3. Changes in Investment and Irrigation Water Costs, Texas High Plains, 1950-54.

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    Magee, A. C.; Hughes, William F.

    1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    * Changes in Investment and Irrigation Water Costs, * Texas High Plains, 1950 - 54 OKLAHOMA I I DEAF SMITH . RANDALL ARM- DONLEI COLLINGS- I , STRONG i i 'I The principal irrigated cotton production area of the High Plains is the shaded... no improvement in irrigation facilities during 1950-54. Additional capital investment on farms making improvements in irrigation-facilities averaged $7,600 in the sandy-land area, $5,664 in the heavy-land area and $6,642 for all farms surveyed. The average cost...

  4. BPA, electric co-op and irrigation district testing aquifer recharge

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

    electric co-op and irrigation district testing aquifer recharge Dispatching recharge pumping could save money and relieve electricity oversupply Portland, Ore. - The Bonneville...

  5. Valuing Groundwater Services and Water Portfolio in Irrigated Agriculture with a Hedonic Pricing Model

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    Mukherjee, Monobina

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2647-2668. Surface and Groundwater. 2012. U.S. EnvironmentalEstimating the Value of Groundwater in Irrigation, SelectedAgricultural adaptation to groundwater and climate. NBER

  6. Countries Gasoline Prices Including Taxes

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    Selected Countries (U.S. dollars per gallon, including taxes) Date Belgium France Germany Italy Netherlands UK US 51115 6.15 6.08 6.28 6.83 6.96 6.75 3.06 5415 6.14 6.06...

  7. Sponsorship includes: Agriculture in the

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    Sponsorship includes: · Agriculture in the Classroom · Douglas County Farm Bureau · Gifford Farm · University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center · University of Nebraska- Lincoln Awareness Coalition is to help youth, primarily from urban communities, become aware of agriculture

  8. Value of Irrigation Water with Alternative Input Prices, Product Prices and Yield Levels: Texas High Plains and Rio Grande Valley

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    Lacewell, R. D.; Sprott, J. M.; Beattie, B. R.

    Agriculture is a major income generating sector of the Texas economy. Irrigated agriculture is an important part of Texas agriculture and an "adequate" water supply is important in maintaining a viable agriculture. Irrigation water is important both...

  9. Costs of Saving Water in South Texas with Irrigation District Infrastructure Rehabilitation - Using Capital Budgeting with RGIDECON©

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    Rister, E.; Lacewell, R.; Sturdivant, A.

    As a part of the irrigation district plans, economists with Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service (through the Rio Grande Basin Initiative), developed and applied a spreadsheet model RGIDECON© (Rio Grande Irrigation...

  10. Cultural Experiments with Yellow Bermuda Onions under Irrigation.

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    Hawthorn, L. R. (Leslie Rushton)

    1938-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    year to year. Previous to the 1935-36 season there were three replications of each treatment. Beginning with that season the replications were in- creased to four. The frequency of irrigation experiments were planted in plats 109 feet long... on the numbers of plants of the various sizes. 1932-33: 1933-34: 1034-35: I I 1935-36: I 19313-37: Direct Field Sowing vs. Transplanting: In the first season of this test the seed was sown on the same day (September 19) in both the seedbed and the field...

  11. Modesto Irrigation District Smart Grid Project | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOfRose BendMiasole IncMinuteman WindMoana(Tempel, EtModesto Irrigation

  12. Combined water use of turf and woody ornamentals in an irrigated South Texas landscape

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    Havlak, Roger Dale

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    landscape and to determine the relationship between ET[a] and ET[p] to develop a landscape irrigation coefficient. An additional objective was to assess the effects of several landscape species on soil water dynamics in an irrigated South Texas landscape...

  13. Impacts of Irrigation on Citrus in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

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    Enciso, Juan; Sauls, Julian W.; Wiedenfeld, Robert P.; Nelson, Shad D.

    2008-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Citrus is an important crop in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, but reduced water supplies in the area mean irrigation must be used. Citrus farmers can use different irrigation methods and practices to get the most from the available water supply....

  14. Linear Programming and Future Landuse Scenarios: An Irrigated Catchment Case Study 1 2

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    Dragoti-Çela, Eranda

    by price trends and productivity and constrained by water resources, land capability and investment capital) and reform in the water supply sector will secure the resource base of irrigated agriculture at a cost which Gyles and Olive Montecillo Potential for change in the mix of irrigated enterprises was estimated

  15. Water Loss Test Results for the West Main Pipeline United Irrigation District of Hidalgo County 

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    Leigh, E.; Fipps, G.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TR-322 2008 Water Loss Test Results for the West Main Pipeline United Irrigation District of Hidalgo County Eric Leigh Texas AgriLife Extension Associate, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, College... Station Guy Fipps Texas AgriLife Extension Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, College Station March 20, 2007 Water Loss Test Results for the West Main Pipeline United Irrigation...

  16. Water Loss Test Results for the West Main Pipeline United Irrigation District of Hidalgo County

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    Leigh, E.; Fipps, G.

    TR-322 2008 Water Loss Test Results for the West Main Pipeline United Irrigation District of Hidalgo County Eric Leigh Texas AgriLife Extension Associate, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, College... Station Guy Fipps Texas AgriLife Extension Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, College Station March 20, 2007 Water Loss Test Results for the West Main Pipeline United Irrigation...

  17. Fine-tuning Applied Nitrogen Rates for Sprinkler and Flood Irrigated Sugarbeet Production

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    typical irrigation practices, as well as increasing producers' input costs. An irrigation management study Eckhoff and Charles Flynn, Eastern Agricultural Research Center, Sidney, Montana Introduction Good content of 2.5%. Using a randomized complete block design, N was applied so that available N rates

  18. Rainwater harvesting system with roof catchment, gutter, downspout, storage and drip irrigation system.

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    Rainwater harvesting system with roof catchment, gutter, downspout, storage and drip irrigation:30 am systems: rain barrel, drip irrigation, stock watering Program: 8:30 am ­ 4:00 pm indoor usage system. Douglas County Conservation District and the Rural Water Authority of Douglas County Present: Who

  19. H observer for time-delay systems Application to FDI for irrigation canals

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    H observer for time-delay systems Application to FDI for irrigation canals N. Bedjaoui, X. Litrico and isolation for time-varying delayed systems. It consists to develop a H observer that generates residuals occur on the regulation gates of an irrigation canal. The observer design uses a simplified approximate

  20. Project Title: Effects of Biosolid Land Application on Pathogens in Irrigation Return Flow

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    Fay, Noah

    Project Title: Effects of Biosolid Land Application on Pathogens in Irrigation Return Flow and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Advisor: Dr. Chris Choi Abstract: Biosolid land application in irrigation return flow from fields applied with biosolids. The results of this study showed that during

  1. Water Availability, Degree Days, and the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Irrigated Agriculture in California

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    Fisher, Anthony C.

    California, climate change is likely to affect agriculture in two distinct ways. One pathway is the directWater Availability, Degree Days, and the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Irrigated influences on value such as soil quality, to examine the potential effects of climate change on irrigated

  2. Impact of Climate Change on Irrigation Water Availability, Crop Water Requirements and Soil Salinity in the SJV, CA

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    Hopmans, Jan W; Maurer, Edwin P

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on Irrigation Water Availability, Crop Water Requirementsreduced surface water availability can be managed byrequirement and water availability (surface water and

  3. An Overview of Operational Characteristics of Selected Irrigation Districts in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley: Harlingen Irrigation District Cameron County No. 1

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    Wolfe, Clint D.; Stubbs, Megan J.; Rister, M. Edward; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Pennington, Ellen L.; Rogers, Callie S.

    Population expansion and water shortfalls have placed the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley (Valley) center stage in water publicity. The unique characteristics and lack of public knowledge on how irrigation districts divert and convey water from...

  4. The art of smart irrigation: Researchers work to find the smartest irrigation controllers while educating auditors and homeowners to be smart too

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    Lee, Leslie

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the Texas ET (evapotranspiration) Network, which is an Irrigation Technology Center (ITC) program that provides online weather information, current and average ET data, and customizable irrigation recommendations. ITC is partially supported through... and Swanson predict that the selection of controllers designed for residential use, though currently fairly limited, will continue to grow, and the devices will eventually be bene#18;cial for homeowners. ?I would recommend that users hold o#28...

  5. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into New SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems

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    SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems Harsh Juneja Randy Or Boris Tello Manraj Singh Thind University SUSTAINABILITY REPORT: An Investigation into Rooftop Irrigation Systems Harsh Juneja Randy Or Boris Tello Manraj. Using the triple bottom line analysis, a new recommendation for an irrigation system is made. Sprinklers

  6. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into New SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems

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    SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems Brianne Dahle John Mollica Hao Zhang University of British Investigation into New SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigation Systems Prepared by: Brianne Dahle John Mollica Hao Zhang to a monitoring system. However, its main focus is a comparative analysis of the considered irrigation systems

  7. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into New SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems

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    SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems Seungmin Lee Alexandra Nan Meredith Kealty Kevin Pan University INVESTIGATION OF ROOFTOP GARDEN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS APSC 262 Instructor: Ms. Carla Paterson University of British an irrigation system to keep the garden sufficiently watered during these periods. There is a wide range

  8. SUBSTANTIATION OF SITE SELECTION FOR THE RESEARCH OF SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT WITHIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS OF SOKULUK RIVER

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    Richner, Heinz

    with the irrigation system which constituted the economic basis for the society, and by late XX century the area and newly operated irrigation systems are especially acute during the period of transition to market economy in water use sector. These issues are especially sensitive in the lower section of irrigation systems

  9. Towards an improved understanding of free-riding in collec-tive irrigation systems: proposition of a basic

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    Richner, Heinz

    1 Towards an improved understanding of free-riding in collec- tive irrigation systems: proposition system dynamics model for collective irrigation management is proposed, which is aimed at improving-riding on water in irrigation systems is addressed. A feedback system is introduced, which builds on the concept

  10. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into New SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems

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    SUB Rooftop Garden Irrigations Systems William Huang Michael Jewett Callum McGregor Mike Rafa Investigation into Rooftop Garden Irrigation Systems Prepared by: William Huang Michael Jewett Callum Mc & Society #12;i ABSTRACT The objective of this report is to assess a variety of irrigation systems and make

  11. 28 / JOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE ENGINEERING / JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2000 DESIGN OF MINIMUM SEEPAGE LOSS CANAL SECTIONS

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    Chahar, B. R.

    . INTRODUCTION Canals continue to be major conveyance systems for deliv- ering water for irrigation28 / JOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE ENGINEERING / JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2000 DESIGN OF MINIMUM in the alluvial plains of India. But the seepage loss from irrigation canals constitutes a substantial percentage

  12. Use of Irrigation to Extend the Seeding Window for Final Reclamation at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

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    TRW Environmental Safety

    2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy has implemented a program to investigate the feasibility of various techniques for reclaiming lands disturbed during site characterization at Yucca Mountain. As part of this program, two studies were conducted in 1997 to assess the effects of combinations of seeding date (date that seeds are planted) and supplemental irrigation on densities of native plant species at Yucca Mountain. Study objectives were to (1) determine whether the traditional seeding window (October-December) could be extended through combinations of seeding date and irrigation date, (2) determine which combination of seeding date and irrigation was most successful, and (3) assess the effects of irrigation versus natural precipitation on seedling establishment. In the first study, a multi-species seed mix of 16 native species was sown into plots on four dates (12/96, 2/97, 3/97, and 4/97). Irrigation treatments were control (no irrigation) or addition of 80 mm of supplemental water applied over a one month period. Plant densities were sampled in August and again in October, 1997. In the second study, Larrea tridentata and Lycium andersonii, two species that are common at Yucca Mountain, but difficult to establish from seed, were sown together into plots in January and August, 1997. Half the plots were irrigated with approximately 250 mm of water between August 18 and September 11, while the remaining plots received no irrigation (control). Plant densities were sampled in October, 1997. The August census for the multi-species mix study showed irrigated plots that were sown in February, March and April had higher plant densities and more species than plots that were not irrigated. Irrigation had no effect on plant densities on plots that were seeded in December. Plots were used again in October following 18 mm of precipitation in September. Densities of three species, Ambrosia dumosa, Hymenoclea salsola, and L. tridentata, (warm-season species) were lower on irrigated plots sown in December, February, and March, and showed no response to irrigation on plots sown in April. Therefore, early spring irrigation did not facilitate establishment of warm-season species. These results suggest that these species are dependent upon precipitation while temperatures are warm in late summer or fall. However, control plots that were seeded in December had acceptable densities of these species. A more practical approach might be to avoid irrigation costs by seeding in December and waiting for fall precipitation. The remaining species (cool-season species) showed an opposite response to supplemental water with greater densities on irrigated plots sown in February, March, and April, and no response to irrigation on plots sown in December. While these results show that irrigation can extend the seeding window for cool-season species should it be necessary, it was also apparent that if seeds are sown by late December, irrigation is not necessary to achieve acceptable plant densities.

  13. The Pumpkin Creek Watershed Limited Irrigation and No-Till Demonstration Gary L. Stone, Gary W. Hergert, Dean Yonts, Jim Schild, Rex A. Nielson and James Margheim

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    in the Panhandle can fit into limited irrigation cropping systems in the Pumpkin Creek Watershed. The NPNRD allowsThe Pumpkin Creek Watershed Limited Irrigation and No-Till Demonstration Gary L. Stone, Gary W irrigation applies less water than is required to meet full evapotranspiration (ET) or irrigation demand

  14. Viability of Small Wind Distributed Generation for Farmers Who Irrigate (Poster)

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    Meadows, B.; Forsyth, T.; Johnson, S.; Healow, D.

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    About 14% of U.S. farms are irrigated, representing 55 million acres of irrigated land. Irrigation on these farms is a major energy user in the United States, accounting for one-third of water withdrawals and 137 billion gallons per day. More than half of the Irrigation systems use electric energy. Wind energy can be a good choice for meeting irrigation energy needs. Nine of the top 10 irrigation states (California, Texas, Idaho, Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Arizona, Kansas, Washington, and Oregon) have good to excellent wind resources. Many rural areas have sufficient wind speeds to make wind an attractive alternative, and farms and ranches can often install a wind energy system without impacting their ability to plant crops and graze livestock. Additionally, the rising and uncertain future costs of diesel, natural gas, and even electricity increase the potential effectiveness for wind energy and its predictable and competitive cost. In general, wind-powered electric generation systems generate more energy in the winter months than in the summer months when most crops need the water. Therefore, those states that have a supportive net metering policy can dramatically impact the viability of an onsite wind turbine. This poster presentation highlights case studies that show favorable and unfavorable policies that impact the growth of small wind in this important sector and demonstrate how net metering policies affect the viability of distributed wind generation for farmers who irrigate.

  15. Water use, economic value of irrigated agriculture examined in new report

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    Kalisek, Danielle

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Winter 2013 tx H2O 23 ] Story by Danielle Kalisek Agricultural irrigation systems continue to gain efficiency, experts say. Photo by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife Communications. WATER USE, ECONOMIC VALUE OF IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE... EXAMINED IN NEW REPORT In #18;#25;#25;#15;, statewide irrigated agriculture had a #17;#19;.#15; billion economic value, according to the Texas Water Development Board and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. Texas A&M AgriLife Research...

  16. Remote Sensing Assessment Of Karez Irrigation Systems And Archaeological Resources In Maywand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

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    Egitto, Antoinette

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation focuses on the history, diffusion, and cultural significance of the karez, a form of traditional irrigation system, based on a case study of Maywand District in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Remote ...

  17. Plant Responses of Drip Irrigated Trees to Climate and Water Stress

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    Punthakey, J. F.; McFarland, M. J.; Rodrigue, P. B.; Worthington, J. W.

    Past irrigation research has shown that peach (prunus persica) trees vary in their field response to water stress, and the degree of stress is a function of the plants' environment. Water deficits reduce plant growth and crop yields, therefore...

  18. A History of Irrigation in the Arkansas River Valley in Western Kansas, 1880-1910

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    Sorensen, Conner

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of western Kansas, in particular the community around Garden City, Kansas. This history attempts to relate the development of irrigation in the Arkansas Valley through its formative years, 1880-1910. The term "Arkansas River Valley" as used here refers...

  19. The Effects of Great Plains Irrigation on the Surface Energy Balance, Regional Circulation, and Precipitation

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    Huber, David B.; Brunsell, Nathaniel A.; Mechem, David B.

    2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Irrigation provides a needed source of water in regions of low precipitation. Adding water to a region that would otherwise see little natural precipitation alters the partitioning of surface energy fluxes, the evolution of the planetary boundary...

  20. Ozone (o3) efficacy on reduction of phytophthora capsici in recirculated horticultural irrigation water 

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    McDonald, Garry Vernon

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Microorganisms that cause plant disease have been isolated in recirculated irrigation water and increase the risks of disease incidence in horticultural operations. Ozone is an effective oxidizer used to disinfect drinking water supplies and treat...

  1. Efficient Irrigation for Water conservation in the Rio Grande Basin: 2010-2011 Progress and Accomplishments 

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    Kalisek, D.; Harris, B.L.; Runyan, C.; DeMouche, L.

    2011-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 2001, the Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin Federal Initiative— known as the Rio Grande Basin Initiative (RGBI)—has saved more than 5 million acre-feet of water. Researchers, Extension specialists, and county...

  2. COMPARISON OF PICKER AND STRIPPER HARVESTERS ON IRRIGATED COTTON ON THE HIGH PLAINS OF TEXAS

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    Faulkner, William B.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Plains is of more storm-proof varieties that have traditionally been harvested using stripper harvesters. However, improvements in irrigation technology and shifting markets for US cotton have increased interest in picker harvesters in the region. A...

  3. Decentralization and Economic Incentives to Manage Groundwater Withdrawals for Irrigation: from Theory to

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Decentralization and Economic Incentives to Manage Groundwater Withdrawals for Irrigation: from water management scenarios relying on four levers: economic incentives, transparency, negotiation, joint, in particular in the agricultural sector. This paper looks at possible institutional arrangements and incentive

  4. The Economic Value of Irrigation Water in the Western United States: An Application to Ridge Regression

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    Frank, M. D.; Beattie, B. R.

    the form of a multiplicative function with nine domain variables, i.e., irrigation water applied, value of land and buildings, hired labor expenditures, fuel and lubricant expenditures, fertilizer and lime expenditures, feed expenditures, value of machinery...

  5. Carbon Sequestration in Dryland and Irrigated Agroecosystems: Quantification at Different Scales for Improved Prediction

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    Verma, Shashi B; Cassman, Kenneth G; Arkebauer, Timothy J; Hubbard, Kenneth G; Knops, Johannes M; Suyker, Andrew E

    2012-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall objective of this research is to improve our basic understanding of the biophysical processes that govern C sequestration in major rainfed and irrigated agroecosystems in the north-central USA.

  6. Analysis of Desalination Processes for Treatment of Produced Water for Re-use as Irrigation Water 

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    Bradt, Laura

    2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Produced water is a major side product of onshore oil and gas production. This water contains a mixture of organic and inorganic compounds and requires treatment for beneficial reuse. One option for the reuse of this water is irrigation. Treatment...

  7. Demonstration of the Rapid Assessment Tool: Analysis of Water Supply Conditions in the Harlingen Irrigation District 

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    Leigh, E.; Fipps, G.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    network of irrigation districts. The Water Supply (Head) Conditions component of RAT is designed to determine the extent of the area affected from less than optimal water supply, to identify associated canal and pipeline segments, and to define the major...

  8. Water sensors with cellular system eliminate tail water drainage in alfalfa irrigation

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    Saha, Rajat; Raghuwanshi, Narendra S; Upadhyaya, Shrinivasa K; Wallender, Wesley W.; Slaughter, David C

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2003. Improving irrigation water management of alfalfa. In:number, sensor number and water arrival time. Wire meshplate Terminals Fig. 1. The water-arrival, or wetting-front,

  9. Modified Streamflows 1990 Level of Irrigation : Missouri, Colorado, Peace and Slave River Basin, 1928-1989.

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    A.G. Crook Company; United States. Bonneville Power Administration

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents data for monthly mean streamflows adjusted for storage change, evaporation, and irrigation, for the years 1928-1990, for the Colorado River Basin, the Missouri River Basin, the Peace River Basin, and the Slave River Basin.

  10. Irrigation Districts: Establishment of Electric Light and Power Systems: Powers (Nebraska)

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    Irrigation districts, created in section 46-1xx, are encouraged to appropriate water in order to generate electric light and power. The Department of Natural Resources has the authority to approve...

  11. Water Loss Test Results: West Main Canal United Irrigation District of Hidalgo County

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    Leigh, E.; Fipps, G.

    IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER Texas Cooperative Extension ? Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Texas A&M University System 1 Extension Associate, and Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer... Table 3. Data for Test UN1: West Main District: United Irrigation District of Hidalgo County Test ID: UN1 Canal: West Main Lining Type: Lined Starting Water Span Widths: SG1: 11.21 ft, SG3: 11.24 ft, SG5: 11.26 ft Date...

  12. Crop response at various stages of growth to sprinkler and furrow irrigation

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    Bausch, Walter Charles

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF LITERATURE Comparative Studies Of Irrigation Methods Research Performed With Peanuts Other Moisture Stress Studies TEST AREA, EQUIPMENT, AND PROCEDURE Test Area Equipment Irrigation Systems Sprinkler Furrow Meteorological Instrumentation Anemometer... and crop yields are controlled directly by plant water stress and only indirectly by soil water stress. Consequently, the only safe procedure to use for studies involving soil-plant-water relations is to measure the plant water stress. TEST AREA ~ EQUI...

  13. Development and evaluation of an advance rate feedback irrigation system (ARFIS)

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    Latimer, Eduardo Alberto

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN ADVANCE RATE FEEDBACK IRRIGATION SYSTEM (ARFIS) A Thesis EDUARDO ALBERTO LATIMER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ALM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1987 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN ADVANCE RATE FEEDBACK IRRIGATION SYSTEM (ARFIS) A Thesis EDUARDO ALBERTO LATIMER Approved as to style and content by: Donald L. Reddell (Chairman) ayne...

  14. Trickle irrigation of grain sorghum with water of different electrolyte concentrations

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    Seifert, William John

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TRICKLE IRRIGATION OF GRAIN SORGHUM WITH WATER OF DIFFERENT ELECTROLYTE CONCENTRATIONS A Thesis by WILLIAM JOHN SEIFERT, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1973 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering TRICKLE IRRIGATION OF GRAIN SORGHUM WITH WATER OF DIFFERENT ELECTROLYTE CONCENTRATIONS A Thesis by WILLIAM JOHN SEIFERT& JR. Approved as to sty1e and content by: airman of Commi...

  15. The effect of sodium chloride in the irrigation water on the growth of selected ornamental plants 

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    Apps, Gary Edward

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE EFFECT OF SODIUM CHLORIDE IN THE IRRIGATION WATER ON THE GROWTH OF SELECTED ORNAMENTAL PLANTS A Thesis by GARY EDWARD APPS Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A6M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1976 Major Subject: Floriculture THE EFFECT OF SODIUM CHLORIDE IN THE IRRIGATION WATER ON THE GROWTH OF SELECTED ORNAMENTAL PLANTS A Thesis by GARY EDWARD APPS Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee...

  16. An economic analysis of alternative sprinkler irrigation distribution systems on the Southern High Plains of Texas

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    Pearce, John Christopher

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVE SPRINKLER IRRIGATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS ON THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS OF TEXAS A Thesis by JOHN CHRISTOPHER PEARCE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1973 Major Subjects Agricultural Economics AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVE SPRINKLER IRRIGATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS ON THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS OF TEXAS A Thesis JOHN CHRISTOPHER PEARCE...

  17. Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin: 2010/2011 Progress and Accomplishments

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    Kalisek, D.; Harris, B. L.; Runyan, C.; DeMouche, L.

    gate selection and automation The United Irrigation District radial gate project demonstrates improved canal management through better gate operation, real-time data, and remote control of water flow. This year?s activities focused on the technical....2 percent. This hysteresis phenomenon accounted for up to a 0.1-foot difference, corresponding to about 4.4 cubic feet per second (cfs). This single gate demonstration project manages a key artery for United Irrigation District. The real-time decision...

  18. An economic analysis of sprinkler irrigation technology in the Texas Rice Belt

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    Parker, Michael R

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SPRINKLER IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE TEXAS RICE BELT A Thesis MICHAEL RAY PARKER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OP... SCIENCE December 1985 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SPRINKLER IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE TEXAS RICE BELT A Thesis MICHAEL R. PARKER Approved as to style and content by: M. Edward Rister (Co-Chairman) Ronald C...

  19. Modified Streamflows 1990 Level of Irrigation : Columbia River and Coastal Basins, 1928-1989.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration; A.G. Crook Company

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The annual operation plans described in the following sections require detailed system regulation computer model studies. These system regulation studies are necessary to evaluate potential new projects and to develop operational rule curves for the existing system of projects. The objective is to provide a basis for evaluating alternative system regulation scenarios. This provides essential input for optimizing the management of existing projects and planning future projects for the most beneficial use of the water supply and resources in the entire region. Historical streamflows per se are inadequate for system regulation studies because the pattern of observed flow has continually changed with each successive stage of irrigation and e development. The problem, therefore, is to adjust for past operation of storage projects and to determine the necessary adjustments that should be made to recorded flows to reflect current stages of irrigation development. Historical flows which have been adjusted to a common level of irrigation development by correcting for the effects of diversion demand, return flow, and change-of-contents and evaporation in upstream reservoirs and lakes are referred to as modified flows. This report describes the development of irrigation depletion adjustments and modified flows for the 1990 level of development for the 61-year period 1928--1989. incremental depletion adjustments were computed in this report for each month of the 61-year period to adjust the effects of actual irrigation in each year up to that which would have been experienced with the irrigation as practiced in 1990.

  20. Investigating Rainwater Harvesting as a Stormwater Best Management Practice and as a Function of Irrigation Water Use

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    Shannak, Sa'D Abdel-Halim

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    INVESTIGATING RAINWATER HARVESTING AS A STORMWATER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AND AS A FUNCTION OF IRRIGATION WATER USE A Thesis by SA?D ABDEL-HALIM SHANNAK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... Management Practice and as a Function of Irrigation Water Use Copyright 2010 Sa?d Abdel-Halim Shannak INVESTIGATING RAINWATER HARVESTING AS A STORMWATER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AND AS A FUNCTION OF IRRIGATION WATER USE A Thesis by SA?D ABDEL...

  1. Modeling Cotton and Winter Wheat Growth and Yield Responses to Irrigation Management in the Texas High Plains and Rolling Plains

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    Attia Mohamed, Ahmed

    2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    and the dashed line is the ordinary least- squares linear regression line………………………………..…………… 96 5.3. Results of DSSAT-CSM-Wheat for grain yield as affected by one dryland (T1), four single irrigation (T2 to T5), two double irrigation (T6 and T7...), above average (c), and overall seasons (d)…………………………………………………… 101 5.4. Results of DSSAT-CSM-Wheat for biomass yield as affected by one dryland (T1), four single irrigation (T2 to T5), two double irrigation (T6 and T7), one triple...

  2. Irrigation cooling effect: Regional climate forcing by land-use change Lara M. Kueppers,1,2

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    Kueppers, Lara M.

    Irrigation cooling effect: Regional climate forcing by land-use change Lara M. Kueppers,1,2 Mark A to show that a regional irrigation cooling effect (ICE) exists, opposite in sign to urban heat island magnitude, but opposite sign, to predictions for future regional warming from greenhouse gases. Given our

  3. TITLE: Emissions of Nitrous Oxide from Three Different Turfgrass Species and from Perennial Ryegrass under Different Irrigation Regimes

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    80 TITLE: Emissions of Nitrous Oxide from Three Different Turfgrass Species and from Perennial). effects of irrigation on N2 O emissions from perennial ryegrass AUTHOR: Jason Lewis and Dale Bremer and frequencies, and irrigated with different amounts of water, all of which may affect N2 O emissions

  4. Estimating spatially-variable rate constants of denitrification in irrigated agricultural groundwater systems using an Ensemble Smoother

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    Bau, Domenico A.

    an irrigated agricultural river-aquifer system using measurements of (i) nitrate concen- trationEstimating spatially-variable rate constants of denitrification in irrigated agricultural groundwater systems using an Ensemble Smoother Ryan T. Bailey , Domenico A. Baù, Timothy K. Gates Department

  5. Greenhouse Tomato Production with High Saline Nutrient Solution Simulating a Re-circulating Irrigation System without Environmental Discharge

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    Fay, Noah

    Irrigation System without Environmental Discharge Paula Costa Gene Giacomelli Department of Agriculture conditions (whether resulting from a closed irrigation system or simply increased EC in the nutrient solution for water transport, as well as distribution of nutrients. In Hydroponic systems nutrients are supplied

  6. Validating the Estimated Cost of Saving Water Through Infrastructure Rehabilitation in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley (Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 1) 

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    Lacewell, R. D.; Rister, M.; Sturdivant, A. W.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Case Study Using Actual Construction Costs for the Curry Main Pipeline Project, Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 1 (Edinburg)...

  7. Validating the Estimated Cost of Saving Water Through Infrastructure Rehabilitation in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley (Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 1)

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    Lacewell, R. D.; Rister, M.; Sturdivant, A. W.

    A Case Study Using Actual Construction Costs for the Curry Main Pipeline Project, Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 1 (Edinburg)...

  8. Deep subsurface drip irrigation using coal-bed sodic water: Part I. Water and solute movement

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    Bern, Carleton R.; Breit, George N.; Healy, Richard W.; Zupancic, John W.; Hammack, Richard

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water co-produced with coal-bed methane (CBM) in the semi-arid Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana commonly has relatively low salinity and high sodium adsorption ratios that can degrade soil permeability where used for irrigation. Nevertheless, a desire to derive beneficial use from the water and a need to dispose of large volumes of it have motivated the design of a deep subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system capable of utilizing that water. Drip tubing is buried 92 cm deep and irrigates at a relatively constant rate year-round, while evapotranspiration by the alfalfa and grass crops grown is seasonal. We use field data from two sites and computer simulations of unsaturated flow to understand water and solute movements in the SDI fields. Combined irrigation and precipitation exceed potential evapotranspiration by 300–480 mm annually. Initially, excess water contributes to increased storage in the unsaturated zone, and then drainage causes cyclical rises in the water table beneath the fields. Native chloride and nitrate below 200 cm depth are leached by the drainage. Some CBM water moves upward from the drip tubing, drawn by drier conditions above. Chloride from CBM water accumulates there as root uptake removes the water. Year over year accumulations indicated by computer simulations illustrate that infiltration of precipitation water from the surface only partially leaches such accumulations away. Field data show that 7% and 27% of added chloride has accumulated above the drip tubing in an alfalfa and grass field, respectively, following 6 years of irrigation. Maximum chloride concentrations in the alfalfa field are around 45 cm depth but reach the surface in parts of the grass field, illustrating differences driven by crop physiology. Deep SDI offers a means of utilizing marginal quality irrigation waters and managing the accumulation of their associated solutes in the crop rooting zone.

  9. Making water work: Program trains farmers on latest irrigation tools' techniques

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tx H2O | pg. 10 Story by Kathy Wythe | pg. 10 tx H2O | pg. 11 Making water work Program trains farmers on latest irrigation tools#31; techniques Photo by Danielle Supercinski, Texas Water Resources Institute tx H2O | pg. 1 tx H2O | pg.... 12 Program trains farmers on latest irrigation tools#31; techniques Making water work Every year farmers on the Texas High Plains hear how the Ogallala Aquifer under- neath their cultivated acres is slowly being depleted. They know...

  10. Economies of Size on Irrigated Cotton Farms of the Texas High Plains.

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    Madden, J. Patrick; Davis, Bob

    1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1 Economies of Size on Irrigated Cotton Farms of the Texas High Plains TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION R. E. Patterson, Director, College Station, Texas In cooperation with the U. S. Department of Agriculture B-1037... June 1965 The study analyzed the economies of size available to irrigated cotton farms in the Texas High Plains. The findings show that the one-man farm with adequate capital can be as efficient as any larger size of farm. In fact, a 440-acre farm...

  11. Forest Irrigation of Tritiated Water: A Proven Tritiated Water Management Tool - 13357

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    Prater, Phil; Blount, Gerald; Kmetz, Thomas; Vangelas, Karen [Savannah River National Laboratory, Bldg. 773-42A, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States)] [Savannah River National Laboratory, Bldg. 773-42A, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tritium releases from the Old Radioactive Waste Burial Ground (ORWBG) at the SRS in South Carolina has impacted groundwater and surface water. Tritiated groundwater plumes discharge into Fourmile Branch which is a small tributary of the Savannah River, a regional water resource. Taking advantage of the groundwater flow paths and the local topography a water collection and irrigation system was constructed and has been used at the SRS for over a decade to reduce these tritiated water releases to Fourmile Branch. The tritiated water is transferred to the atmosphere by evaporation from the pond surface, and after irrigation, wetted surface evaporation and evapotranspiration through the forest vegetation. Over the last decade SRS has irrigated over 120,000,000 gallons of tritiated water, which diverted over 6000 curies away from Fourmile Branch and the Savannah River. The system has been effective in reducing the flux of tritiated groundwater by approximately 70%. Mass balance studies of tritium in the forest soils before operations and over the last decade indicate that approximately 90% of the tritiated water that is irrigated is transferred to the atmosphere. Dose studies indicate that exposure to site workers and offsite maximally exposed individual is very low, approximately 6 mrem/year and 0.004 mrem/year, respectively. To consistently meet the flux reduction goal of tritium into Fourmile Branch optimization activities are proposed. These efforts will increase irrigation capacity and area. An additional 17 acres are proposed for an expansion of the area to be irrigated and a planting of approximately 40 acres of pine forest plantations is underway to expand irrigation capacity. Co-mingled with the tritiated groundwater are low concentrations of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (cVOCs), and 1,4-dioxane. Research studies and SRS field data indicate the forest irrigation system may have an added benefit of reducing the mass of these co-contaminants via degradation. This semi-passive system makes use of natural processes of hydrology and evapotranspiration to manage tritium-contaminated water by reducing its entrance into site streams and the Savannah River, as well as treating low levels of co-mingled VOCs. SRS expects to operate the system until the tritium decays to levels that represent a minimal impact to Fourmile Branch and the Savannah River, and meets the stakeholder expectations. (authors)

  12. Determining the transpiration rate of peach trees under two trickle irrigation regimes

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    Rodrigue, Paul Bryan

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    + I - R - D where ET = evapotranspiration, mm aSM = change in soil moisture, mm P = precipitation, mm I = irrigation, mm R = runoff, mm D = deep percolation, mm Equation (1) is useful only if all the parameters except one can be controlled... being limited to only 35 to 65 percent of the total orchard area. Wi lloughby and Cockroft (1974) observed the root changes of peach trees under trickle irrigation. They found the greatest concentration of live roots 300 to 600 mm (12 to 14 in) from...

  13. Forest Irrigation Of Tritiated Water: A Proven Tritiated Water Management Tool

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    Vangelas, Karen; Blount, Gerald; Kmetz, Thomas; Prater, Phil

    2012-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Tritium releases from the Old Radioactive Waste Burial Ground (ORWBG) at the SRS in South Carolina has impacted groundwater and surface water. Tritiated groundwater plumes discharge into Fourmile Branch which is a small tributary of the Savannah River, a regional water resource. Taking advantage of the groundwater flow paths and the local topography a water collection and irrigation system was constructed and has been used at the SRS for over a decade to reduce these tritiated water releases to Fourmile Branch. The tritiated water is transferred to the atmosphere by evaporation from the pond surface, and after irrigation, wetted surface evaporation and evapotranspiration through the forest vegetation. Over the last decade SRS has irrigated over 120,000,000 gallons of tritiated water, which diverted over 6000 curies away from Fourmile Branch and the Savannah River. The system has been effective in reducing the flux of tritiated groundwater by approximately 70%. Mass balance studies of tritium in the forest soils before operations and over the last decade indicate that approximately 90% of the tritiated water that is irrigated is transferred to the atmosphere. Dose studies indicate that exposure to site workers and offsite maximally exposed individual is very low, approximately 6 mrem/year and 0.004 mrem/year, respectively. To consistently meet the flux reduction goal of tritium into Fourmile Branch optimization activities are proposed. These efforts will increase irrigation capacity and area. An additional 17 acres are proposed for an expansion of the area to be irrigated and a planting of approximately 40 acres of pine forest plantations is underway to expand irrigation capacity. Co-mingled with the tritiated groundwater are low concentrations of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (cVOCs), and 1,4-dioxane. Research studies and SRS field data indicate the forest irrigation system may have an added benefit of reducing the mass of these co-contaminants via degradation. This semi-passive system makes use of natural processes of hydrology and evapotranspiration to manage tritium-contaminated water by reducing its entrance into site streams and the Savannah River, as well as treating low levels of co-mingled VOCs. SRS expects to operate the system until the tritium decays to levels that represent a minimal impact to Fourmile Branch and the Savannah River, and meets the stakeholder expectations.

  14. A Physically Based Coupled Model for Simulating 1D Surface -2D Subsurface Flow and Plant Water Uptake in Irrigation Furrows.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of modeling the water movement processes in irrigation systems. These empirical approaches can provide Uptake in Irrigation Furrows. II: Model Test and Evaluation Th. W¨ohling , J.C. Mailhol Abstract A physically based seasonal furrow irrigation model - FIM - was developed which comprises three mod- ules

  15. Analysis of AET and yield predictions under surface and buried drip irrigation systems using the Crop Model PILOTE and Hydrus-2D

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Analysis of AET and yield predictions under surface and buried drip irrigation systems using) or subsurface drip irrigation systems (SDI) have the ability to increase water productivity (WP result in an interesting tool to help identify the optimal irrigation system design under different soil

  16. Climate Mitigation Policy Implications for Global Irrigation Water Demand

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    Chaturvedi, Vaibhav; Hejazi, Mohamad I.; Edmonds, James A.; Clarke, Leon E.; Kyle, G. Page; Davies, Evan; Wise, Marshall A.

    2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy, water and land are scarce resources, critical to humans. Developments in each affect the availability and cost of the others, and consequently human prosperity. Measures to limit greenhouse gas concentrations will inevitably exact dramatic changes on energy and land systems and in turn alter the character, magnitude and geographic distribution of human claims on water resources. We employ the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM), an integrated assessment model to explore the interactions of energy, land and water systems in the context of alternative policies to limit climate change to three alternative levels: 2.5 Wm-2 (445 ppm CO2-e), 3.5 Wm-2 (535 ppm CO2-e) and 4.5 Wm-2 (645 ppm CO2-e). We explore the effects of alternative land-use emissions mitigation policy options—one which values terrestrial carbon emissions equally with fossil fuel and industrial emissions, and an alternative which places no penalty on land-use change emissions. We find that increasing populations and economic growth could be anticipated to lead to increased demand for water for agricultural systems (+200%), even in the absence of climate change. In general policies to mitigate climate change will increase agricultural demands for water, regardless of whether or not terrestrial carbon is valued or not. Burgeoning demands for water are driven by the demand for bioenergy in response to emissions mitigation policies. We also find that the policy matters. Increases in the demand for water when terrestrial carbon emissions go un-prices are vastly larger than when terrestrial system carbon emissions are prices at the same rate as fossil fuel and industrial emissions. Our estimates for increased water demands when terrestrial carbon systems go un-priced are larger than earlier studies. We find that the deployment of improved irrigation delivery systems could mitigate some of the increase in water demands, but cannot reverse the increases in water demands when terrestrial carbon emissions go un-priced. Finally we estimates that the geospatial pattern of water demands could stress some parts of the world, e.g. China, India and other countries in south and east Asia, earlier and more intensely than in other parts of the world, e.g. North America.

  17. Determining the Transpiration Rate of Peach Trees Under Two Trickle Irrigation Regimes

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    Howell, T. A.; McFarland, M. J.; Reddell, D. L.; Brown, K. W.; Newton, R. J.; Rodriguez, P. B.; Van Bavel, C. H. M.; Reeder, E. L.

    TR- 113 Volume III 1980 Determining the Transportation Rate of Peach Trees Under Two Trickle Irrigation Regimes T.A. Howell M.J. McFarland D.L. Reddell K.W. Brown R.J. Newton P.B. Rodriguez C.H.M. van Bavel E...

  18. Performance evaluation of three infiltration models under a surge flow irrigation regime

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    Benham, Brian Leslie

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    end of the field Continuous irrigation results in infiltration opportunhr im being larger than those at the lower end. As a consequence, the upper portion of the field is generally overwatered, and the lower end of the field under-watered. The result...

  19. Improving Surge Flow Irrigation Efficiency Based on Analysis of Infiltration and Hydrodynamic Effects

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    Smerdon, Ernest T.; Blair, Allie W.

    areas were: a) development of a surge flow infiltration model; b) the effect Or wetted perimeter on infiltration in furrow; c) design, construction, and calibration of a physical model of an irrigation border/furrow; and d) development of a surge flow...

  20. Aboveground biomass production in an irrigation and fer-tilization field experiment with Eucalyptus globulus

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Aboveground biomass production in an irrigation and fer- tilization field experiment). To assess optimum biomass production of Eucalyp- tus globulus in Portugal and to study the physiological in March 1986 (Pereira et al., 1988). In this paper, we present the results of aboveground biomass

  1. Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin: 2010/2011 Progress and Accomplishments 

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    Kalisek, D.; Harris, B. L.; Runyan, C.; DeMouche, L.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 2001, the Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin Federal Initiative-known as the Rio Grande Basin Initiative (RGBI)-has saved more than 5 million acre-feet of water. Researchers, Extension specialists, and county...

  2. Growth of New Guinea impatiens under no-leach drip irrigation

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    Pannkuk, Timothy Richard

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the same fertility rate. In post-production studies following both experiments, all plants continued to grow and flower. In a third experiment, plants were grown under a no leach irrigation regime and the 12-3-4 fertility rate with six different media (peat...

  3. Potential Water Use Conflicts Generated by Irrigated Agriculture in Rhode Island

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    Gold, Art

    Potential Water Use Conflicts Generated by Irrigated Agriculture in Rhode Island Arthur Gold. Drought stress regularly occurs in turf and nursery crops planted on loam and sandy loam soils. Epstein rain in the summer for sandy loam soils and after 6 days without rain on silt loam soils. Supplemental

  4. Cotton Production under Traditional and Regulated Deficit Irrigation Schemes in Southwest Texas

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    Wen, Yujin

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    phenological/physiological responses in Southwest Texas. The results showed that: 1) The threshold deficit ratio for a traditional deficit irrigation scheme falls between 0.7 and 0.8 for cotton production in Southwest Texas under a low energy precision...

  5. A study of some factors affecting the efficient use of irrigation water in Texas

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    Harrington, Edwin Lincoln

    1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to Be Equalled or Exceeded for 75 Per Cent of Time............................... 51 18. Amount of Rainfall in Growing Season Likely to Be Equalled or Exceeded for 90 Per Cent of Time............................... 52 19. Inches Water Required per Square Foot... for Depth One Foot......................................................................................................... 66 INTRODUCTION At present much water is being wasted on the three million acres of irrigated land in Texas. The purpose...

  6. Wind power application for low flow irrigation from the Edwards-Trinity aquifer of West Texas

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    Molla, Saiful Islam

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Attempts were made to reduce the cost of energy for irrigation in West Texas. To do this two wind turbines of 10 kW size were installed in Garden City and Stiles, Texas to pump water. The turbines were installed on 30 m towers. The pumping water...

  7. Wind power application for low flow irrigation from the Edwards-Trinity aquifer of West Texas 

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    Molla, Saiful Islam

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Attempts were made to reduce the cost of energy for irrigation in West Texas. To do this two wind turbines of 10 kW size were installed in Garden City and Stiles, Texas to pump water. The turbines were installed on 30 m towers. The pumping water...

  8. Evaluation of Irrigation Efficiency Strategies for Far West Texas: Feasibility, Water Savings And Cost Considerations

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    Michelsen, Ari; Chavez, Marissa; Lacewell, Ron; Gilley, James; Sheng, Zhuping

    production in Far West Texas occurs mainly along the Rio Grande corridors in El Paso, Hudspeth and Presidio counties. Of the estimated 508,266 acre-feet of water used for agricultural irrigation in 2000, 270,424 acre-feet and 186,494 acre-feet were used...

  9. TITLE: Effects of Nitrogen Fertilizer Types and Rates and Irrigation on Nitrous Oxide Fluxes in Turfgrass

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    1). The effects of drought were also evident in clippings biomass, which was 61 to 70% less in dry28 TITLE: Effects of Nitrogen Fertilizer Types and Rates and Irrigation on Nitrous Oxide Fluxes in concentrations of atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O), a greenhouse gas, and agriculture is considered a significant

  10. An Evaluation of the 1997 Edwards Aquifer Irrigation Suspension Keith O. Keplinger

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    of Agricultural Economics Texas A&M University College Station, Texas 77843-2124. Email mccarl@tamu.edu #12 of increasing springflow and providing relief to municipalities during drought. Irrigators were paid $2 springflow. Effects on the local economy appeared to be small. We evaluate the ISP and two alternatives: (1

  11. Preferential transport of nitrate to a tile drain in an intermittent-flood-irrigated field

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    Mohanty, Binayak P.

    Preferential transport of nitrate to a tile drain in an intermittent-flood-irrigated field: Model measured NO3 flux concentrations in a subsurface tile drain, several monitoring wells and nested reasonably well. However, NO3 flux concentrations in the subsurface tile drain and piezometers at the field

  12. Nitrate removal from irrigation run-off using packed-bed bioreactors

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    Abrameit, Bradley Kyle

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Denitrification of irrigation runoff was achieved using a fixed colony of facultative, heterotrophic bacteria in an anaerobic environment (1.0 to 2.0 ppm DO). The seed colony was derived from stirred pond water acquired from golf course runoff...

  13. MHK technologies include current energy conversion

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

    research leverages decades of experience in engineering and design and analysis (D&A) of wind power technologies, and its vast research complex, including high-performance...

  14. Functions of An Organization in an Indigenous Irrigation System: A Case Study From a Hill Village of Nepal

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    Uprety, Laya Prasad

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FUNCTIONS OF AN ORGANIZATION IN AN INDIGENOUS IRRIGATION SYSTEM: A Case Study from a Hill Village of epaI. Agriculture in cpal cOlltributes about 40 percent of the country's tOlal Gross Domestic Product (GDP). But this agricultural economy... ,005 thousand hectares. about 711 thousand Ilcctsrcs or 71.8% is managed by the fanners and the remaining 284 thollsand hectares or 28.2% by the Department 01" Irrigation. About 721 thousand hectares of the farmcr-managed irrigation systems consists of 582...

  15. EE Regional Technology Roadmap Includes comparison

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    EE Regional Technology Roadmap Includes comparison against 6th Power Plan (Update cyclically Data Clearinghouse BPA/RTF NEEA/Regional Programs Group Update Regional EE Technology Roadmap Lighting

  16. DIDACTICAL HOLOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT INCLUDING (HOLOGRAPHIC TELEVISION)

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    de Aguiar, Marcus A. M.

    DIDACTICAL HOLOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT INCLUDING HoloTV (HOLOGRAPHIC TELEVISION) José J. Lunazzi , DanielCampinasSPBrasil Abstract: Our Institute of Physics exposes since 1980 didactical exhibitions of holography in Brazil where

  17. Sessions include: Beginning Farmer and Rancher

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    Watson, Craig A.

    Sessions include: ­ Beginning Farmer and Rancher ­ New Markets and Regulations ­ Food Safety ­ Good Bug, Bad Bug ID ­ Horticulture ­ Hydroponics ­ Livestock and Pastured Poultry ­ Mushrooms ­ Organic ­ Live animal exhibits ­ Saturday evening social, and ­ Local foods Florida Small Farms and Alternative

  18. Gas storage materials, including hydrogen storage materials

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    Mohtadi, Rana F; Wicks, George G; Heung, Leung K; Nakamura, Kenji

    2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A material for the storage and release of gases comprises a plurality of hollow elements, each hollow element comprising a porous wall enclosing an interior cavity, the interior cavity including structures of a solid-state storage material. In particular examples, the storage material is a hydrogen storage material, such as a solid state hydride. An improved method for forming such materials includes the solution diffusion of a storage material solution through a porous wall of a hollow element into an interior cavity.

  19. Gas storage materials, including hydrogen storage materials

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    Mohtadi, Rana F; Wicks, George G; Heung, Leung K; Nakamura, Kenji

    2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A material for the storage and release of gases comprises a plurality of hollow elements, each hollow element comprising a porous wall enclosing an interior cavity, the interior cavity including structures of a solid-state storage material. In particular examples, the storage material is a hydrogen storage material such as a solid state hydride. An improved method for forming such materials includes the solution diffusion of a storage material solution through a porous wall of a hollow element into an interior cavity.

  20. Potential Impacts of Desalination Concentrate on Salinity of Irrigation Water: A Case Study in the El Paso Valley 

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    Miyamoto, S.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Winter returnflow has not been fully utilized for crop irrigation in the El Paso Valley. There are, however, emerging interests in utilizing it for urban water supply through desalting. This study examined the potential impact of concentrate...

  1. Potential Impacts of Desalination Concentrate on Salinity of Irrigation Water: A Case Study in the El Paso Valley

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    Miyamoto, S.

    Winter returnflow has not been fully utilized for crop irrigation in the El Paso Valley. There are, however, emerging interests in utilizing it for urban water supply through desalting. This study examined the potential impact of concentrate...

  2. Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 1 (Edinburg) - North Branch / East Main - Final

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    Rister, M. Edward; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Robinson, John R.C.; Popp, Michael C.

    Initial construction costs and net annual changes in operating and maintenance expenses are identified for a single-component capital renovation project proposed by Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 1 to the Bureau of Reclamation and North...

  3. Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 (San Juan) - Relining Lateral A - Final

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    Popp, Michael; Robinson, John; Sturdivant, Allen; Lacewell, Ronald; Rister, Edward

    Initial construction costs and net annual changes in operating and maintenance expenses are identified for a single-component capital renovation project proposed by Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2, (a.k.a. San Juan) to the North American...

  4. Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 1 (Edinburg) - Curry Main - Final

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    Rister, M. Edward; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Robinson, John R.C.; Popp, Michael C.

    Initial construction costs and net annual changes in operating and maintenance expenses are identified for a single-component capital renovation project proposed by Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 1 to the Bureau of Reclamation and North...

  5. Water transfers in Northern California : analyzing the termination of the San Francisco--Modesto Irrigation District water transfer

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    Tanner, Keith (Keith Richard)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    From 2011 to 2012, the Modesto Irrigation District (MID) and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) attempted to broker a deal that would transfer water from the rural Central California district to the ...

  6. M. Bahrami ENSC 283 Tutorial # 8 1 ENSC 283 Week # 12, Tutorial # 8 Flow in an Irrigation System

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    Bahrami, Majid

    M. Bahrami ENSC 283 Tutorial # 8 1 ENSC 283 Week # 12, Tutorial # 8 ­ Flow in an Irrigation System Problem: Spray heads in an agricultural spraying system are to be supplied with water through 50 of drawn

  7. El agua no se vende, el agua se defiende : water rights transfers and community irrigation in New Mexico's acequias

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    Daly, Brian T. (Brian Thomas)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Small farmers across New Mexico irrigate with acequias, a system of cooperative, gravity-fed ditches introduced in Spanish colonial times that remains well adapted to managing scarce water in a dry climate. While the acequia ...

  8. Electric Power Monthly, August 1990. [Glossary included

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    Not Available

    1990-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly summaries of electric utility statistics at the national, Census division, and State level. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. Data includes generation by energy source (coal, oil, gas, hydroelectric, and nuclear); generation by region; consumption of fossil fuels for power generation; sales of electric power, cost data; and unusual occurrences. A glossary is included.

  9. Estimates of conditional normative firm supply functions for cotton heavy irrigated soils in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

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    Hatch, Roy Edward

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Marketing Processes Technical Coefficient. s. Capit, al. Labor Requirements. Production and Market, ing Constxaints Siss of Farm. Labox . Restrictions on Vegetable production . Statement of the Constraints. 16 17 17 18 19 23 26 26 29 33 33... Estimated Ann'al Labor Requirements foz Annual Pzooesses on Irrigated Heavy Soils in the Lover Rio Grandle Valley. 37 Available Cxopland and Opexatox Labox and Quantitative Restrictions on the Production of' Vegst, ables and Cattle fox Irrigated Heavy...

  10. The influence of fertilization and supplemental irrigation on forage production of pastures in the East Texas timberlands

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    Cypert, Charles Edwin

    1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LIBRARY A 6 M COLLEGE OF TEXAS THE INFLUENCE OF FERTILIZATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL IRRIGATION ON FORAGE PRODUCTION OF PASTURES IN THE EAST TEXAS TIMBERLANDS A Thesis Charles Edwin Cypert Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural... and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of IIASTER OF SCIENCE August, , 1958 Ilajor Subject: Agronomy THE INFLUENCE OF FERTILIZATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL IRRIGATION ON FORAGE PRODUCTION OF PASTURES IN THE EAST...

  11. Scheduling drip irrigation for fall tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. Sunny) in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

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    Vargas Prieto, Alberto Miguel

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SCHEDULING DRIP IRRIGATION FOR FALL TOMATOES (, Lycapersi con escvientum Mill. cv. Sunny) IN THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY A Thesis ALBERTO MIGUEL VARGAS PRIETO Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ALM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1985 Major Subject: Horticulture SCHEDULING DRIP IRRIGATION POR PALL TOMATOES (Iycopersi con esculentum Mill. cv. Sunny) IN TBE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY A Thesis ALBERTO MIGUEL VARGAS PRIETO...

  12. The potential effect of sprinkle irrigation systems in ricelands on the occurrence and abundance of mosquito eggs

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    Rankin, Steven Earl

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE POTENTIAL EFFECT OF SPRINELE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS IN RICELANDS ON THE OCCURRENCE AND ABUNDANCE OF MOSQUITO EGGS A Thesis STEVEN EARL RANKIN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1984 Major Subject: Entcmology THE POTENTIAL EFFECT OF SPRINKLE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS IN' RICELANDS ON THE OCCURRENCE AND ABUNDANCE OF MOSQUITO EGGS A Thesis by STEVEN EARL RANKIN Approved as to style...

  13. Communication in automation, including networking and wireless

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Communication in automation, including networking and wireless Nicholas Kottenstette and Panos J and networking in automation is given. Digital communication fundamentals are reviewed and networked control are presented. 1 Introduction 1.1 Why communication is necessary in automated systems Automated systems use

  14. Electrochemical cell including ribbed electrode substrates

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    Breault, R.D.; Goller, G.J.; Roethlein, R.J.; Sprecher, G.C.

    1981-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrochemical cell including an electrolyte retaining matrix layer located between and in contact with cooperating anode and cathode electrodes is disclosed herein. Each of the electrodes is comprised of a ribbed (or grooved) substrate including a gas porous body as its main component and a catalyst layer located between the substrate and one side of the electrolyte retaining matrix layer. Each substrate body includes a ribbed section for receiving reactant gas and lengthwise side portions on opposite sides of the ribbed section. Each of the side portions includes a channel extending along its entire length from one surface thereof (e.g., its outer surface) to but stopping short of an opposite surface (e.g., its inner surface) so as to provide a web directly between the channel and the opposite surface. Each of the channels is filled with a gas impervious substance and each of the webs is impregnated with a gas impervious substance so as to provide a gas impervious seal along the entire length of each side portion of each substrate and between the opposite faces thereof (e.g., across the entire thickness thereof).

  15. Prices include compostable serviceware and linen tablecloths

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    California at Davis, University of

    & BLACK BEAN ENCHILADAS Fresh corn tortillas stuffed with tender brown butter sautéed butternut squash, black beans and yellow on- ions, garnished with avocado and sour cream. $33 per person EDAMAME & CORN SQUASH & BLACK BEAN ENCHILADA FREE RANGE CHICK- EN SANDWICH PLATED ENTREES All plated entrees include

  16. Energy Consumption of Personal Computing Including Portable

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    Namboodiri, Vinod

    Energy Consumption of Personal Computing Including Portable Communication Devices Pavel Somavat1 consumption, questions are being asked about the energy contribution of computing equipment. Al- though studies have documented the share of energy consumption by this type of equipment over the years, research

  17. AB Method of Irrigation without Water (Closed-loop water cycle)

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    Alexander Bolonkin

    2007-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Author suggests and researches a new revolutionary idea for a closed-loop irrigation method. He offers to cover a given site by a thin closed film with controlled heat conductivity and clarity located at an altitude of 50 300 m. The film is supported at altitude by small additional atmospheric overpressure and connected to the ground by thin cables. Authors show that this closed dome allows full control of the weather in a given region (the day is always fine, the rain is only at night, no strong winds). The dome (having control of the clarity of film and heat conductivity) converts the cold regions to subtropics, hot deserts and desolate wildernesses to prosperous regions with a temperate climate. This is a realistic and cheap method of evaporation economical irrigation and virtual weather control on Earth at the current time.

  18. Ozone (o3) efficacy on reduction of phytophthora capsici in recirculated horticultural irrigation water

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    McDonald, Garry Vernon

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    through enriched environments, or by interfering with water treatment systems such as filtration (MacDonald et al., 1994). Phytophthora, in particular, has been reported as a major contaminant of recirculated nursery irrigation water (MacDonald et al... environment which allows for greater electrochemical ozone formation. The Nafion membrane, as mentioned, is highly resistant to chemical attack by ozone. A final cathode reaction involves reducing oxygen from ambient air and protons (H + ) flowing from...

  19. Validity of the WEPP model for predicting infiltration on irrigated lands

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    Ngang, Fidelis Ndemah

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pullman clay loam (August, 1994). . . . . . . . . 28 Table 2. Infiltration parameters for the modified Kostiakov Equation for sprinkler irrigated Pullman clay loam (August, 1994). . . 28 Table 3 Cumulative infiltration in mm after one hour...)] where: f is the infiltration capacity (mm/h) K, is the effective hydraulic conductivity (mm/h) N, is the effective matric potential (mm), and F is the total infiltrafion volume (mm). In equation 1, the effective matric potential, N? is computed...

  20. Thermal Imaging of Canals for Remote Detection of Leaks: Evaluation in the United Irrigation District

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    Huang, Yanbo; Fipps, Guy

    . Procedures A main canal in United Irrigation District was one of several canals which was flown over with an air-borne thermal imager in Fall of 2001. The section of canal analyzed in this report consists of a 6.6 mile unlined (earth) segment and an 11... airborne multispectral remote sensing to determine leakage from rural aqueducts. Daedalus AADS 1268 Airborne Thematic Mapper (ATM) multispectral scanner remotely sensed data were obtained over the Vyrnwy Aqueduct, North West England. True color aerial...

  1. Plant responses of drip irrigated trees to climate and water stress

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    Punthakey, Jehangir Framroze

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    under four drip irrigation regimes at Stephenville, Texas. Treatments selected were instrumented with 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-emitters per tree, and single trees from each treatment were instrumented with ground covers. Plant responses were measured hourly... Comparisons of Mean Hourly Leaf Water Potential for Diurnal Differences . . . . . . . . . 93 Comparisons of Mean Hourly Leaf Water Potential for Treatment Differences . . . . . . . . 97 Analysis of Leaf Resistance . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Comparisons of Mean...

  2. Sulfate reduction and methane oxidation in continental margin sediments influenced by irrigation (south-east Atlantic off Namibia)

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    Fossing, H.; Ferdelman, T.G.; Berg, P.

    2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sulfate reduction rates (SRR) and concentrations of SO{sub 4}{sup 2{minus}}, H{sub 2}S, pyrite sulfur, total sulfur, CH{sub 4}, and organic carbon were measured with high depth resolution through the entire length of the SO{sub 4}{sup 2{minus}}-zone and well into the CH{sub 4}-xone at two continental slope stations in the eastern South Atlantic (Benguela upwelling area). The sediments were characterized by a high organic carbon content of approx. 7.5% at GeoB 3703 and 3.7% at GeoB 3714. At GeoB 3703 SO{sub 4}{sup 2{minus}} concentrations decreased linearly with depth to about 40 {micro}M at the sulfate-methane transition zone (SMT) at 3.5 m, while at GeoB 3714, SO{sub 4}{sup 2{minus}} remained at sea water concentration in the top 2 m of the sediment and then decreased linearly to about 70 {micro}M at the SMT at 6 m. Direct rate measurements of SRR ({sup 35}SO{sub 4}{sup 2{minus}}) showed that the highest SRR occurred within the surface 3--5 cm with peak rates of up to 20 and 7 nmol SO{sub 4}{sup 2{minus}} cm{sup 3}/day at GeoB 3703 and GeoB 3714, respectively. SRR decreased quasi-exponentially with depth at GeoB 3703 and the cumulative SRR over the length of the SO{sub 4}{sup 2{minus}} zone resulted in an areal SRR of 1114--3493 {micro}mol/m{sup 2} day at GeoB 3703 with more than 80% of the total sulfate reduction proceeding in the top 30 cm sediment. Modeled SRR balanced both methane oxidation rates and measured SRR within the SMT, but severely underestimated by up to 89% the total SRR{sub area} that were obtained from direct measurements. Modeled and measured SRR were reconciled by including solute transport by irrigation described by a non-local pore water exchange function ({alpha}) which had values of up to 0.3 year{sup {minus}1} in the top sediment, and decreased exponentially to zero (i.e., no irrigation) at 2--3 meters (i.e., above SMT). These results suggested that co-existing sulfate reduction processes and linear SO{sub 4}{sup 2{minus}} gradients can be maintained by a non-local transport mechanism such as irrigation, by which pore water in tubes or burrows is exchanged with bottom waters by activities of tube-dwelling animals, or some similar physical transport phenomenon (i.e., bubble ebullition).

  3. Subterranean barriers including at least one weld

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    Nickelson, Reva A.; Sloan, Paul A.; Richardson, John G.; Walsh, Stephanie; Kostelnik, Kevin M.

    2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A subterranean barrier and method for forming same are disclosed, the barrier including a plurality of casing strings wherein at least one casing string of the plurality of casing strings may be affixed to at least another adjacent casing string of the plurality of casing strings through at least one weld, at least one adhesive joint, or both. A method and system for nondestructively inspecting a subterranean barrier is disclosed. For instance, a radiographic signal may be emitted from within a casing string toward an adjacent casing string and the radiographic signal may be detected from within the adjacent casing string. A method of repairing a barrier including removing at least a portion of a casing string and welding a repair element within the casing string is disclosed. A method of selectively heating at least one casing string forming at least a portion of a subterranean barrier is disclosed.

  4. Power generation method including membrane separation

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    Lokhandwala, Kaaeid A. (Union City, CA)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for generating electric power, such as at, or close to, natural gas fields. The method includes conditioning natural gas containing C.sub.3+ hydrocarbons and/or acid gas by means of a membrane separation step. This step creates a leaner, sweeter, drier gas, which is then used as combustion fuel to run a turbine, which is in turn used for power generation.

  5. Rotor assembly including superconducting magnetic coil

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    Snitchler, Gregory L. (Shrewsbury, MA); Gamble, Bruce B. (Wellesley, MA); Voccio, John P. (Somerville, MA)

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Superconducting coils and methods of manufacture include a superconductor tape wound concentrically about and disposed along an axis of the coil to define an opening having a dimension which gradually decreases, in the direction along the axis, from a first end to a second end of the coil. Each turn of the superconductor tape has a broad surface maintained substantially parallel to the axis of the coil.

  6. Electric power monthly, September 1990. [Glossary included

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    Not Available

    1990-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to provide energy decision makers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues. The power plants considered include coal, petroleum, natural gas, hydroelectric, and nuclear power plants. Data are presented for power generation, fuel consumption, fuel receipts and cost, sales of electricity, and unusual occurrences at power plants. Data are compared at the national, Census division, and state levels. 4 figs., 52 tabs. (CK)

  7. Multiverse rate equation including bubble collisions

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    Michael P. Salem

    2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The volume fractions of vacua in an eternally inflating multiverse are described by a coarse-grain rate equation, which accounts for volume expansion and vacuum transitions via bubble formation. We generalize the rate equation to account for bubble collisions, including the possibility of classical transitions. Classical transitions can modify the details of the hierarchical structure among the volume fractions, with potential implications for the staggering and Boltzmann-brain issues. Whether or not our vacuum is likely to have been established by a classical transition depends on the detailed relationships among transition rates in the landscape.

  8. Validating the Estimated Cost of Saving Water Through Infrastructure Rehabilitation in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley (Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2)

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    Lacewell, R. D.; Rister, M.; Sturdivant, A. W.

    A Case Study Using Actual Construction Costs for the Lateral A Lining Project, Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 (San Juan)...

  9. Optical panel system including stackable waveguides

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    DeSanto, Leonard (Dunkirk, MD); Veligdan, James T. (Manorville, NY)

    2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    An optical panel system including stackable waveguides is provided. The optical panel system displays a projected light image and comprises a plurality of planar optical waveguides in a stacked state. The optical panel system further comprises a support system that aligns and supports the waveguides in the stacked state. In one embodiment, the support system comprises at least one rod, wherein each waveguide contains at least one hole, and wherein each rod is positioned through a corresponding hole in each waveguide. In another embodiment, the support system comprises at least two opposing edge structures having the waveguides positioned therebetween, wherein each opposing edge structure contains a mating surface, wherein opposite edges of each waveguide contain mating surfaces which are complementary to the mating surfaces of the opposing edge structures, and wherein each mating surface of the opposing edge structures engages a corresponding complementary mating surface of the opposite edges of each waveguide.

  10. Optical panel system including stackable waveguides

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    DeSanto, Leonard; Veligdan, James T.

    2007-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    An optical panel system including stackable waveguides is provided. The optical panel system displays a projected light image and comprises a plurality of planar optical waveguides in a stacked state. The optical panel system further comprises a support system that aligns and supports the waveguides in the stacked state. In one embodiment, the support system comprises at least one rod, wherein each waveguide contains at least one hole, and wherein each rod is positioned through a corresponding hole in each waveguide. In another embodiment, the support system comprises at least two opposing edge structures having the waveguides positioned therebetween, wherein each opposing edge structure contains a mating surface, wherein opposite edges of each waveguide contain mating surfaces which are complementary to the mating surfaces of the opposing edge structures, and wherein each mating surface of the opposing edge structures engages a corresponding complementary mating surface of the opposite edges of each waveguide.

  11. Thermovoltaic semiconductor device including a plasma filter

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    Baldasaro, Paul F. (Clifton Park, NY)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A thermovoltaic energy conversion device and related method for converting thermal energy into an electrical potential. An interference filter is provided on a semiconductor thermovoltaic cell to pre-filter black body radiation. The semiconductor thermovoltaic cell includes a P/N junction supported on a substrate which converts incident thermal energy below the semiconductor junction band gap into electrical potential. The semiconductor substrate is doped to provide a plasma filter which reflects back energy having a wavelength which is above the band gap and which is ineffectively filtered by the interference filter, through the P/N junction to the source of radiation thereby avoiding parasitic absorption of the unusable portion of the thermal radiation energy.

  12. The impact of including water constraints on food production within a CGE framework

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    Baker, Jonathan (Jonathan Early)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research explores the long-term relationship between water resources, irrigated land use change and crop production within a computable general equilibrium modeling framework. The modeling approach is developed on a ...

  13. Engine lubrication circuit including two pumps

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    Lane, William H.

    2006-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A lubrication pump coupled to the engine is sized such that the it can supply the engine with a predetermined flow volume as soon as the engine reaches a peak torque engine speed. In engines that operate predominately at speeds above the peak torque engine speed, the lubrication pump is often producing lubrication fluid in excess of the predetermined flow volume that is bypassed back to a lubrication fluid source. This arguably results in wasted power. In order to more efficiently lubricate an engine, a lubrication circuit includes a lubrication pump and a variable delivery pump. The lubrication pump is operably coupled to the engine, and the variable delivery pump is in communication with a pump output controller that is operable to vary a lubrication fluid output from the variable delivery pump as a function of at least one of engine speed and lubrication flow volume or system pressure. Thus, the lubrication pump can be sized to produce the predetermined flow volume at a speed range at which the engine predominately operates while the variable delivery pump can supplement lubrication fluid delivery from the lubrication pump at engine speeds below the predominant engine speed range.

  14. Models of Procyon A including seismic constraints

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    P. Eggenberger; F. Carrier; F. Bouchy

    2005-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Detailed models of Procyon A based on new asteroseismic measurements by Eggenberger et al (2004) have been computed using the Geneva evolution code including shellular rotation and atomic diffusion. By combining all non-asteroseismic observables now available for Procyon A with these seismological data, we find that the observed mean large spacing of 55.5 +- 0.5 uHz favours a mass of 1.497 M_sol for Procyon A. We also determine the following global parameters of Procyon A: an age of t=1.72 +- 0.30 Gyr, an initial helium mass fraction Y_i=0.290 +- 0.010, a nearly solar initial metallicity (Z/X)_i=0.0234 +- 0.0015 and a mixing-length parameter alpha=1.75 +- 0.40. Moreover, we show that the effects of rotation on the inner structure of the star may be revealed by asteroseismic observations if frequencies can be determined with a high precision. Existing seismological data of Procyon A are unfortunately not accurate enough to really test these differences in the input physics of our models.

  15. Climate Change Impacts for the Conterminous USA: An Integrated Assessment Part 5. Irrigated Agriculture and National Grain Crop Production

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    Thomson, Allison M.; Rosenberg, Norman J.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Brown, Robert A.

    2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the next century global warming will lead to changes in weather patterns, affecting many aspects of our environment. In the United States, the one sector of the economy most likely to be directly impacted by the changes in climate is agriculture. We have examined potential changes in dryland agriculture (Part 2) and in water resources necessary for crop production (Part 3). Here we assess to what extent, under a set of climate change scenarios, water supplies will be sufficient to meet the irrigation requirement of major grain crops in the U.S. In addition, we assess the overall impacts of changes in water supply on national grain production. We applied 12 climate change scenarios based on the predictions of General Circulation Models to a water resources model and a crop growth simulator for the conterminous United States. We calculate national production in current crop growing regions by applying irrigation where it is necessary and water is available. Irrigation declines under all climate change scenarios employed in this study. In certain regions and scenarios, precipitation declines so much that water supplies are too limited; in other regions it plentiful enough that little value is derived from irrigation. Total crop production is greater when irrigation is applied, but corn and soybean production declines under most scenarios. Winter wheat production responds significantly to elevated atmospheric CO2 and appears likely to increase under climate change.

  16. The influence of irrigation water salinity on optimal nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium liquid fertilizer rates

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    Campos Nu?n?ez, Ricardo

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of poor quality water (high in soluble salts) and high concentrations of water-soluble fertilizers can induce salt damage in plants. The objective of this work was to investigate the effects of salinity in irrigation water on optimal fertilization rates... in salt-sensitive tropical foliage. Spafhiphyllum 'Petite' and Dieffenbachia 'Camille' were grown using 9 levels of water-soluble fertilizers (0, 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 mg I N in a 3-1-2 ratio of N-P205-K20), and two levels of salinity...

  17. GIS-Based Cellular Automaton Model to allocate Kansas High Plains Irrigated Agriculture Land Use

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    Chiu, Peiwen

    2014-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    GIS-Based Cellular Automaton Model to Allocate Irrigated Agriculture Land Use Peiwen Chiu Kansas State University GIS Day 2013 November 20, 2013 University of Kansas High Plains/Ogallala Aquifer 8 States 186,000 mi2 480,000 km2 http... of Acreage From the Model Iterations What’s Next This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation (grant GEO0909515) and the United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service (Ogallala Aquifer Initiative). Any findings...

  18. Strategies for Orchard Irrigation in South-Western Germany under the Limitation of Meeting Instream Flow Requirements of the Used Stream

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    Cirpka, Olaf Arie

    1 Strategies for Orchard Irrigation in South-Western Germany under the Limitation of Meeting Stuttgart, Institut fuer Wasserbau, Germany www.iws.uni-stuttgart.de Condensed abstract: In South-Western Germany, orchard-irrigation farming may endanger the ecological con- ditions of streams used for supplying

  19. As you know, water costs continue to rise, but you can do something to help yourself. Households can check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. This checklist will

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    . Households can check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. This checklist will help you a certification program focused on water efficiency to ensure that your in-ground irrigation system is not leaking tape and a wrench. 8. Consult with an irrigation installer (WaterSense partner) who has passed

  20. Irrigation systems are critical for food production and supporting regional economies. The efficiency of these systems plays an important role in the sustainable use of fresh water.The FarmNet project

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    Heiser, Gernot

    Irrigation systems are critical for food production and supporting regional economies$/hectare/year) · Lower peak demand on irrigation water distribution system resulting in improved quality of service benchmarked against fixed-schedule irrigation systems. Embedded Systems; Networked Systems; Making Sense

  1. Water Use in Agricultural Watersheds Derrel Martin, Professor, Irrigation and Water Resources Engineer, Dept. of Biological Systems

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    Water Use in Agricultural Watersheds Derrel Martin, Professor, Irrigation and Water Resources Engineer, Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering, UNL Background Concerns about water use have intensified and Republican River Basins, and the implementation of LB 962. To understand water use it is helpful to consider

  2. The Impact of Energy Shortage and Cost on Irrigation for the High Plains and Trans Pecos Regions of Texas

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    Lacewell, R. D.; Condra, G. D.; Hardin, D. C.; Zavaleta, L.; Petty, J. A.

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was utilized in pumping water, compared to 18 percent used in machinery operations. Of this irrigation fuel, 76 percent was natural gas, the majority of which was consumed in the High Plains (Coble and LePori). Current supplies and reserves of natural gas have...

  3. Ponding Test Results Seepage and Total Losses, Secondary Canals 13, 16, and 29 Donna Irrigation District Hidalgo County No. 1 

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    Leigh, E.; Fipps, G.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TR-323 2008 Ponding Test Results Seepage and Total Losses, Secondary Canals 13, 16, and 29 Donna Irrigation District Hidalgo County No. 1 Eric Leigh Texas AgriLife Extension Associate, Biological... and Agricultural Engineering, College Station Guy Fipps Texas AgriLife Extension Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, College Station March 30, 2004 PONDING TEST RESULTS SEEPAGE...

  4. Ponding Test Results Seepage and Total Losses, North Alamo Main Canal Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2

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    Leigh, E.; Fipps, G.

    TR-324 2008 Ponding Test Results Seepage and Total Losses, North Alamo Main Canal Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 Eric Leigh Texas AgriLife Extension Associate, Biological and Agricultural... Engineering, College Station Guy Fipps Texas AgriLife Extension Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, College Station February 4, 2004 PONDING TEST RESULTS SEEPAGE AND TOTAL...

  5. Ponding Test Results Seepage and Total Losses, Secondary Canals 13, 16, and 29 Donna Irrigation District Hidalgo County No. 1

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    Leigh, E.; Fipps, G.

    TR-323 2008 Ponding Test Results Seepage and Total Losses, Secondary Canals 13, 16, and 29 Donna Irrigation District Hidalgo County No. 1 Eric Leigh Texas AgriLife Extension Associate, Biological... and Agricultural Engineering, College Station Guy Fipps Texas AgriLife Extension Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, College Station March 30, 2004 PONDING TEST RESULTS SEEPAGE...

  6. Creeping bentgrass performance, water relations, and soil gas response to three irrigation frequencies in a hot-humid climate

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    Jordan, John Ellis

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and root mass than did the 1-day and 2-day treatments in August of 1997 and 1998. There was no difference in turf quality among irrigation frequencies in 1998, however, due to increased algae formation in 1997, the 4-day treatment mainlined greater turf...

  7. Measurement of evapotranspiration (ET) is important to water management as irrigation is by far the largest consumptive use

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    by energy and mass conservation and have relatively lower sensitivity to input data errors. ·The algorithm to estimate agricultural water use in real-time for irrigated areas. Developed by Qiuhong Tang Near Real Time and Dennis Lettenmaier1 AGU Fall Meeting 2007 H31A-0127 Objective ·Critical model input and parameters must

  8. Break-Even Investment in a Wind Energy Conversion System for an Irrigated Farm on the Texas High Plains

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    Hardin, D. C.; Lacewell, R. D.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to quantify the benefits of using a wind energy system for irrigation. The value of wind energy was estimated on both a static basis (where the annual value of wind power was assumed to be constant over the life...

  9. MODIS-Derived Boundary Conditions for a Mesoscale Climate Model: Application to Irrigated Agriculture in the Euphrates Basin

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    Evans, Jason

    -level water consumption were more than doubled relative to simulations that did not incorporate MODIS data to improve the realism of a regional climate model (the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University­NCAR Mesoscale Model) with respect to irrigated agriculture. MODIS data were used to estimate spatially

  10. Break-Even Investment in a Wind Energy Conversion System for an Irrigated Farm on the Texas High Plains 

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    Hardin, D. C.; Lacewell, R. D.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to quantify the benefits of using a wind energy system for irrigation. The value of wind energy was estimated on both a static basis (where the annual value of wind power was assumed to be constant over the life...

  11. Climate Change and Adaptation in Irrigated Agriculture?A Case Study of the Yakima River

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    Scott, Michael J.; Vail, Lance W.; Stockle, Claudio O.; Kemanian, Armen

    2004-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a case study of the Yakima River Valley in Washington State, we show that relatively simple tools originally developed to forecast the impact of the El Nino phenomenon on water supplies to irrigated agriculture also can be used to estimate the significantly shifted probability distribution of water shortages in irrigated agriculture during climate change, and that these shifted probabilities can be used to estimate the impact on agriculture in a region. The more permanent nature of changes in the temperature and precipitation regime associated with climate change means that risk management options also take a more permanent form (such as changes in crops and cultivars, and adding storage). A number of storage options have been proposed to deal with El Nino-associated drought, and would be more valuable under climate change. The most ambitious of the proposed storage projects is Black Rock, which would add about 500,00 acre-feet of water to supplement the Yakima's current 1.1 million acre-feet, at a cost currently estimated at $1.9 billion. For perspective, economic losses in the Yakima Valley reportedly have been about $100 million in a drought year such as 2001. Under current circumstances, the expected annual fisheries and periodic drought relief benefits may be large enough to justify the expenditure, but since drought has been occasional, environmental consequences of new projects uncertain, and the price tag beyond the reach of all but the Federal government, no projects have been built. The benefits become more certain with warming. Analysis shows that adding 500,000 acre-feet to TWSA would offset El Nino and the effects of 2 C warming.

  12. Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 (San Juan) - Rehabilitation of Alamo Main Canal - Final

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    Rister, M. Edward; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Sturdivant, Allen W.

    Initial construction costs and net annual changes in operating and maintenance expenses are identified for a two-component capital renovation project proposed by Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2, to the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR...

  13. Biosphere-atmosphere interactions over semi-arid regions : modeling the role of mineral aerosols and irrigation in the regional climate system

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    Marcella, Marc Pace

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation describes the role of land surface processes in shaping semi-arid climates, namely those of Southwest Asia and Northwest Africa. The interactions between dust emissions, irrigation, and climate processes ...

  14. Development of an efficient off-grid pumping system and evaporation reduction strategies to increase access to irrigation for smallholder farmers in India

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    Gorbaty, Emily

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to the unavailability of electricity, about 85% of groundwater irrigation in eastern India employs fuel-powered surface pumps, which can have system efficiencies as low as 5%. As fuel prices continue to rise, impoverished ...

  15. Rice Field Geochemistry and Hydrology: An Explanation for Why Groundwater Irrigated Fields in Bangladesh are Net Sinks of Arsenic from Groundwater

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    Neumann, Rebecca B.

    Irrigation of rice fields in Bangladesh with arsenic-contaminated groundwater transfers tens of cubic kilometers of water and thousands of tons of arsenic from aquifers to rice fields each year. Here we combine observations ...

  16. Nuclear Arms Control R&D Consortium includes Los Alamos

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    Nuclear Arms Control R&D Consortium includes Los Alamos Nuclear Arms Control R&D Consortium includes Los Alamos A consortium led by the University of Michigan that includes LANL as...

  17. A Roadmap to Success: Hiring, Retaining, and Including People...

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    A Roadmap to Success: Hiring, Retaining, and Including People with Disabilities A Roadmap to Success: Hiring, Retaining, and Including People with Disabilities December 5, 2014...

  18. [Article 1 of 7: Motivates and Includes the Consumer

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    and include the consumer exist. Some examples include advanced two-way metering (AMI), demand response (DR), and distributed energy resources (DER). A common misconception is...

  19. Including Retro-Commissioning in Federal Energy Savings Performance...

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    Including Retro-Commissioning in Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts Including Retro-Commissioning in Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts Document describes...

  20. Investigations into the Nature of Halogen Bonding Including Symmetry...

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    into the Nature of Halogen Bonding Including Symmetry Adapted Perturbation Theory Analyses. Investigations into the Nature of Halogen Bonding Including Symmetry Adapted...

  1. Landesque capital as an alternative to food storage in Melanesia: irrigated taro terraces in New Georgia, Solomon Islands

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    Bayliss-Smith, Tim; Hviding, Edvard

    2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    from streams (Bayliss-Smith and Hviding 2012, 2014). By controlling the flow of water through pondfields high yields of taro can be achieved, enabling a large energy surplus to be accumulated in the form of a growing crop (Spriggs 1982, 1990; Kirch... , we chart its prehistoric rise and post-colonial fall, and we outline the factors that constrained its long-term expansion. Key words: landesque capital, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, taro, terraces, irrigation 2 Ways to achieve food...

  2. Shallow groundwater and soil chemistry response to 3 years of subsurface drip irrigation using coalbed-methane-produced water

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    Bern, C. R.; Boehlke, A. R.; Engle, M. A.; Geboy, N. J.; Schroeder, K. T.; Zupancic, J. W.

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disposal of produced waters, pumped to the surface as part of coalbed methane (CBM) development, is a significant environmental issue in the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin, USA. High sodium adsorption ratios (SAR) of the waters could degrade agricultural land, especially if directly applied to the soil surface. One method of disposing of CBM water, while deriving beneficial use, is subsurface drip irrigation (SDI), where acidified CBM waters are applied to alfalfa fields year-round via tubing buried 0.92 m deep. Effects of the method were studied on an alluvial terrace with a relatively shallow depth to water table (?3 m). Excess irrigation water caused the water table to rise, even temporarily reaching the depth of drip tubing. The rise corresponded to increased salinity in some monitoring wells. Three factors appeared to drive increased groundwater salinity: (1) CBM solutes, concentrated by evapotranspiration; (2) gypsum dissolution, apparently enhanced by cation exchange; and (3) dissolution of native Na–Mg–SO{sub 4} salts more soluble than gypsum. Irrigation with high SAR (?24) water has increased soil saturated paste SAR up to 15 near the drip tubing. Importantly though, little change in SAR has occurred at the surface.

  3. acid analysis including: Topics by E-print Network

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    Nairn, John A. 12 A bottom-up analysis of including aviation within theEU's Emissions Trading Scheme Geosciences Websites Summary: A bottom-up analysis of including aviation...

  4. analysis including quantification: Topics by E-print Network

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    Ausloos 2004-12-31 29 A bottom-up analysis of including aviation within theEU's Emissions Trading Scheme Geosciences Websites Summary: A bottom-up analysis of including aviation...

  5. Biomarkers Core Lab Price List Does NOT Include

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    Grishok, Alla

    v3102014 Biomarkers Core Lab Price List Does NOT Include Kit Cost PURCHASED by INVESTIGATOR/1/2013 Page 1 of 5 #12;Biomarkers Core Lab Price List Does NOT Include Kit Cost PURCHASED by INVESTIGATOR

  6. Example Retro-Commissioning Scope of Work to Include Services...

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    Retro-Commissioning Scope of Work to Include Services as Part of an ESPC Investment-Grade Audit Example Retro-Commissioning Scope of Work to Include Services as Part of an ESPC...

  7. Introduction to Small-Scale Wind Energy Systems (Including RETScreen...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Introduction to Small-Scale Wind Energy Systems (Including RETScreen Case Study) (Webinar) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Introduction to Small-Scale...

  8. Laboratory Curiosity rover ChemCam team, including Los Alamos...

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

    MEXICO, August 23, 2012-Members of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover ChemCam team, including Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, squeezed in a little extra target...

  9. PLOT: A UNIX PROGRAM FOR INCLUDING GRAPHICS IN DOCUMENTS

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    Curtis, Pavel

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    simple, easy-to-read graphics language designed specificallyPROGRAM FOR INCLUDING GRAPHICS IN DOCUMENTS Pavel Curtismeanings as in the GRAFPAC graphics system. Definl. ~ tions

  10. analysis including plasma: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Assembly 2010 Space Plasmas in the Solar System, including Planetary Magnetospheres (D) Solar Variability, Cosmic Rays and Climate (D21) GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY AT HIGH-LATITUDE:...

  11. Energy Department Expands Gas Gouging Reporting System to Include...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Washington, DC - Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman announced today that the Department of Energy has expanded its gas gouging reporting system to include a toll-free telephone...

  12. arch dams including: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Websites Summary: insight into the gamut of shallow water waves, including kinematic, diffusion, dynamic, and gravity wavesDam-Breach Flood Wave Propagation Using...

  13. Articles which include chevron film cooling holes, and related processes

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    Bunker, Ronald Scott; Lacy, Benjamin Paul

    2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    An article is described, including an inner surface which can be exposed to a first fluid; an inlet; and an outer surface spaced from the inner surface, which can be exposed to a hotter second fluid. The article further includes at least one row or other pattern of passage holes. Each passage hole includes an inlet bore extending through the substrate from the inlet at the inner surface to a passage hole-exit proximate to the outer surface, with the inlet bore terminating in a chevron outlet adjacent the hole-exit. The chevron outlet includes a pair of wing troughs having a common surface region between them. The common surface region includes a valley which is adjacent the hole-exit; and a plateau adjacent the valley. The article can be an airfoil. Related methods for preparing the passage holes are also described.

  14. Turbomachine injection nozzle including a coolant delivery system

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    Zuo, Baifang (Simpsonville, SC)

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    An injection nozzle for a turbomachine includes a main body having a first end portion that extends to a second end portion defining an exterior wall having an outer surface. A plurality of fluid delivery tubes extend through the main body. Each of the plurality of fluid delivery tubes includes a first fluid inlet for receiving a first fluid, a second fluid inlet for receiving a second fluid and an outlet. The injection nozzle further includes a coolant delivery system arranged within the main body. The coolant delivery system guides a coolant along at least one of a portion of the exterior wall and around the plurality of fluid delivery tubes.

  15. [Article 1 of 7: Motivates and Includes the Consumer

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    surges; the extra cost of these premium features can be included in the electric service contract. The Smart Grid will mitigate PQ events that originate in the transmission and...

  16. Including costs of supply chain risk in strategic sourcing decisions

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    Jain, Avani

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cost evaluations do not always include the costs associated with risks when organizations make strategic sourcing decisions. This research was conducted to establish and quantify the impact of risks and risk-related costs ...

  17. Limited Personal Use of Government Office Equipment including Information Technology

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2005-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The Order establishes requirements and assigns responsibilities for employees' limited personal use of Government resources (office equipment and other resources including information technology) within DOE, including NNSA. The Order is required to provide guidance on appropriate and inappropriate uses of Government resources. This Order was certified 04/23/2009 as accurate and continues to be relevant and appropriate for use by the Department. Certified 4-23-09. No cancellation.

  18. Hybrid powertrain system including smooth shifting automated transmission

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    Beaty, Kevin D.; Nellums, Richard A.

    2006-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A powertrain system is provided that includes a prime mover and a change-gear transmission having an input, at least two gear ratios, and an output. The powertrain system also includes a power shunt configured to route power applied to the transmission by one of the input and the output to the other one of the input and the output. A transmission system and a method for facilitating shifting of a transmission system are also provided.

  19. Solar Energy Education. Renewable energy: a background text. [Includes glossary

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    Not Available

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Some of the most common forms of renewable energy are presented in this textbook for students. The topics include solar energy, wind power hydroelectric power, biomass ocean thermal energy, and tidal and geothermal energy. The main emphasis of the text is on the sun and the solar energy that it yields. Discussions on the sun's composition and the relationship between the earth, sun and atmosphere are provided. Insolation, active and passive solar systems, and solar collectors are the subtopics included under solar energy. (BCS)

  20. Methods of producing adsorption media including a metal oxide

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Mann, Nicholas R; Tranter, Troy J

    2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods of producing a metal oxide are disclosed. The method comprises dissolving a metal salt in a reaction solvent to form a metal salt/reaction solvent solution. The metal salt is converted to a metal oxide and a caustic solution is added to the metal oxide/reaction solvent solution to adjust the pH of the metal oxide/reaction solvent solution to less than approximately 7.0. The metal oxide is precipitated and recovered. A method of producing adsorption media including the metal oxide is also disclosed, as is a precursor of an active component including particles of a metal oxide.

  1. Metal vapor laser including hot electrodes and integral wick

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ault, Earl R. (Livermore, CA); Alger, Terry W. (Tracy, CA)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A metal vapor laser, specifically one utilizing copper vapor, is disclosed herein. This laser utilizes a plasma tube assembly including a thermally insulated plasma tube containing a specific metal, e.g., copper, and a buffer gas therein. The laser also utilizes means including hot electrodes located at opposite ends of the plasma tube for electrically exciting the metal vapor and heating its interior to a sufficiently high temperature to cause the metal contained therein to vaporize and for subjecting the vapor to an electrical discharge excitation in order to lase. The laser also utilizes external wicking arrangements, that is, wicking arrangements located outside the plasma tube.

  2. Metal vapor laser including hot electrodes and integral wick

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ault, E.R.; Alger, T.W.

    1995-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A metal vapor laser, specifically one utilizing copper vapor, is disclosed herein. This laser utilizes a plasma tube assembly including a thermally insulated plasma tube containing a specific metal, e.g., copper, and a buffer gas therein. The laser also utilizes means including hot electrodes located at opposite ends of the plasma tube for electrically exciting the metal vapor and heating its interior to a sufficiently high temperature to cause the metal contained therein to vaporize and for subjecting the vapor to an electrical discharge excitation in order to lase. The laser also utilizes external wicking arrangements, that is, wicking arrangements located outside the plasma tube. 5 figs.

  3. Watson Library enhancements to include new service desk

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    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    12/5/13 KU Libraries News: Watson Library enhancements to include new service desk www.lib.ku.edu/news/newservicedesk.shtml 1/1 Contact Us The University of Kansas Libraries Lawrence, KS 66045 (785) 864-8983 Copyright © 2013 by the University... of Kansas Watson Library enhancements to include new service desk The University of Kansas Libraries is adding a new service desk to Watson Library to enhance the user experience and draw attention to new and existing resources. The desk, which...

  4. Thin film solar cell including a spatially modulated intrinsic layer

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    Guha, Subhendu (Troy, MI); Yang, Chi-Chung (Troy, MI); Ovshinsky, Stanford R. (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

    1989-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    One or more thin film solar cells in which the intrinsic layer of substantially amorphous semiconductor alloy material thereof includes at least a first band gap portion and a narrower band gap portion. The band gap of the intrinsic layer is spatially graded through a portion of the bulk thickness, said graded portion including a region removed from the intrinsic layer-dopant layer interfaces. The band gap of the intrinsic layer is always less than the band gap of the doped layers. The gradation of the intrinsic layer is effected such that the open circuit voltage and/or the fill factor of the one or plural solar cell structure is enhanced.

  5. Including Blind Students in Computer Science Through Access to Graphs

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    Young, R. Michael

    Including Blind Students in Computer Science Through Access to Graphs Suzanne Balik, Sean Mealin SKetching tool, GSK, to provide blind and sighted people with a means to create, examine, and share graphs (node-link diagrams) in real-time. GSK proved very effective for one blind computer science student

  6. Bayesian hierarchical reconstruction of protein profiles including a digestion model

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Bayesian hierarchical reconstruction of protein profiles including a digestion model Pierre to recover the protein biomarkers content in a robust way. We will focus on the digestion step since and each branch to a molecular processing such as digestion, ionisation and LC-MS separation

  7. Biomass Potentials from California Forest and Shrublands Including Fuel

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    Biomass Potentials from California Forest and Shrublands Including Fuel Reduction Potentials-04-004 February 2005 Revised: October 2005 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, State of California #12;Biomass Tiangco, CEC Bryan M. Jenkins, University of California #12;Biomass Potentials from California Forest

  8. Optimal Energy Management Strategy including Battery Health through Thermal

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Optimal Energy Management Strategy including Battery Health through Thermal Management for Hybrid: Energy management strategy, Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, Li-ion battery aging, thermal management, Pontryagin's Minimum Principle. 1. INTRODUCTION The interest for energy management strategy (EMS) of Hybrid

  9. Area of cooperation includes: Joint research and development on

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    Technologies August 2, 2006: HCL Technologies Ltd (HCL), India's leading global IT services company, has signed projects that are using this technology currently such as BioGrid in Japan, National Grid Service in UKArea of cooperation includes: · Joint research and development on Grid computing technologies

  10. Energy Transitions: A Systems Approach Including Marcellus Shale Gas Development

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    Walter, M.Todd

    Energy Transitions: A Systems Approach Including Marcellus Shale Gas Development A Report Engineering) W. VA #12;Energy Transitions: A Systems Approach August 2011 version Page 2 Energy Transitions sources globally, some very strong short-term drivers of energy transitions reflect rising concerns over

  11. 1 INTRODUCTION A typical flexible pavement system includes four

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    1 INTRODUCTION A typical flexible pavement system includes four distinct layers: asphalt concrete course in order to reduce costs or to minimize capil- lary action under the pavement. Figure 1: Cross-section of flexible pavement system (Muench 2006) Pavement distress may occur due to either traffic or environmental

  12. SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM Including the Chemical Hygiene Plan

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    Evans, Paul G.

    SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM Including the Chemical Hygiene Plan Wisconsin Center for Applied, Technical Staff & Chemical Hygiene Officer kakupcho@wisc.edu 262-2982 Lab Facility Website http..........................................................................................................3 CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN III. Work-site Analysis and Hazard Identification 3.1 Hazardous Chemical

  13. HTS Conductor Design Issues Including Quench and Stability,

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    HTS Conductor Design Issues Including Quench and Stability, AC Losses, and Fault Currents M. J objective and technical approach · The purpose of this collaborative R&D project is an investigation of HTS conductor design optimization with emphasis on stability and protection issues for YBCO wires and coils

  14. Free Energy Efficiency Kit includes CFL light bulbs,

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    Rose, Annkatrin

    Free Energy Efficiency Kit Kit includes CFL light bulbs, spray foam, low-flow shower head, and more for discounted energy assessments. FREE HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY SEMINAR N e w R i ver L i g ht & Pow e r a n d W! Building Science 101 Presentation BPI Certified Building Professionals will present home energy efficiency

  15. DO NOT INCLUDE: flatten cardboard staples, tape & envelope windows ok

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    / bottles Metal items other than cans/foil Napkins Paper towels Plastic bags Plastic films Plastic utensilsDO NOT INCLUDE: flatten cardboard staples, tape & envelope windows ok Aerosol cans Books Bottle, PDAs, inkjet cartridges, CFL bulbs (cushioned, sealed in plastic) computers, printers, printer

  16. cDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Raikhel, N.V.; Broekaert, W.F.; Namhai Chua; Kush, A.

    1993-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1,018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids.

  17. Perhaps federal research grants can include infrastructure costs.

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    Sur, Mriganka

    Perhaps federal research grants can include infrastructure costs. There are signs to find favour in China, a country beset by similar problems. The particular structure of Indian science and healthystart-uppackages. The government could contribute to these costs. 487 NATURE|Vol 436|28 July 2005

  18. A Study of the Effects of Institutions on the Distribution and use of Water for Irrigation in the Lower Rio Grande Basin

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    Gray, R. M.; Trock, W. L.

    to move the resource into uses in which it has a higher value. Water price was varied from $9.60 per acre foot to $96.00 per acre foot. At a price of $9.60, which is approximately the present cost of irrigation water delivered at the farm gate, producers...

  19. Amer J of Potato Res (2006) 83:249-257 249 Furrow vs Hill Planting of Sprinkler-Irrigated Russet Burbank

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    Steele, Dean D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Amer J of Potato Res (2006) 83:249-257 249 Furrow vs Hill Planting of Sprinkler-Irrigated Russet Burbank Potatoes on Coarse-Textured Soils Dean D. Steele1 *, Richard G. Greenland2 , and Harlene M Surface water runoff from the hill, where potatoes are planted, to the furrow may exacerbate potato

  20. Biomass production, forage quality, and cation uptake of Quail bush, four-wing saltbush, and seaside barley irrigated with moderately saline-sodic water

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    Bauder, J.W.; Browning, L.S.; Phelps, S.D.; Kirkpatrick, A.D. [Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (United States)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study reported here investigated capacity of Atriplex lentiformis (Torr.) S. Wats. (Quail bush), Atriplex X aptera A. Nels. (pro sp.) (Wytana four-wing saltbush), and Hordeum marinum Huds. (seaside barley) to produce biomass and crude protein and take up cations when irrigated with moderately saline-sodic water, in the presence of a shallow water table. Water tables were established at 0.38, 0.76, and 1.14m below the surface in sand-filled columns. The columns were then planted to the study species. Study plants were irrigated for 224 days; irrigation water was supplied every 7 days equal to water lost to evapotranspiration (ET) plus 100mL (the volume of water removed in the most previous soil solution sampling). Water representing one of two irrigation sources was used: Powder River (PR) or coalbed natural gas (CBNG) wastewater. Biomass production did not differ significantly between water quality treatments but did differ significantly among species and water table depth within species. Averaged across water quality treatments, Hordeum marinum produced 79% more biomass than A. lentiformis and 122% more biomass than Atriplex X aptera, but contained only 11% crude protein compared to 16% crude protein in A. lentiformis and 14% crude protein in Atriplex X aptera. Atriplex spp. grown in columns with the water table at 0.38m depth produced more biomass, took up less calcium on a percentage basis, and took up more sodium on a percentage basis than when grown with the water table at a deeper depth. Uptake of cations by Atriplex lentiformis was approximately twice the uptake of cations by Atriplex X aptera and three times that of H. marinum. After 224 days of irrigation, crop growth, and cation uptake, followed by biomass harvest, EC and SAR of shallow groundwater in columns planted to A. lentiformis were less than EC and SAR of shallow ground water in columns planted to either of the other species.

  1. Multi-processor including data flow accelerator module

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Davidson, George S. (Albuquerque, NM); Pierce, Paul E. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An accelerator module for a data flow computer includes an intelligent memory. The module is added to a multiprocessor arrangement and uses a shared tagged memory architecture in the data flow computer. The intelligent memory module assigns locations for holding data values in correspondence with arcs leading to a node in a data dependency graph. Each primitive computation is associated with a corresponding memory cell, including a number of slots for operands needed to execute a primitive computation, a primitive identifying pointer, and linking slots for distributing the result of the cell computation to other cells requiring that result as an operand. Circuitry is provided for utilizing tag bits to determine automatically when all operands required by a processor are available and for scheduling the primitive for execution in a queue. Each memory cell of the module may be associated with any of the primitives, and the particular primitive to be executed by the processor associated with the cell is identified by providing an index, such as the cell number for the primitive, to the primitive lookup table of starting addresses. The module thus serves to perform functions previously performed by a number of sections of data flow architectures and coexists with conventional shared memory therein. A multiprocessing system including the module operates in a hybrid mode, wherein the same processing modules are used to perform some processing in a sequential mode, under immediate control of an operating system, while performing other processing in a data flow mode.

  2. Conversion of geothermal waste to commercial products including silica

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Premuzic, Eugene T. (East Moriches, NY); Lin, Mow S. (Rocky Point, NY)

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A process for the treatment of geothermal residue includes contacting the pigmented amorphous silica-containing component with a depigmenting reagent one or more times to depigment the silica and produce a mixture containing depigmented amorphous silica and depigmenting reagent containing pigment material; separating the depigmented amorphous silica and from the depigmenting reagent to yield depigmented amorphous silica. Before or after the depigmenting contacting, the geothermal residue or depigmented silica can be treated with a metal solubilizing agent to produce another mixture containing pigmented or unpigmented amorphous silica-containing component and a solubilized metal-containing component; separating these components from each other to produce an amorphous silica product substantially devoid of metals and at least partially devoid of pigment. The amorphous silica product can be neutralized and thereafter dried at a temperature from about 25.degree. C. to 300.degree. C. The morphology of the silica product can be varied through the process conditions including sequence contacting steps, pH of depigmenting reagent, neutralization and drying conditions to tailor the amorphous silica for commercial use in products including filler for paint, paper, rubber and polymers, and chromatographic material.

  3. Long-Term Outcome Of Once Daily Saline Irrigation For The Treatment Of Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis

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    Pham, Vinh

    2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    . Results: One hundred four patients were reviewed. The mean age was 8.0 years, and 65.4% were male. Presenting symptoms included congestion(95.2%), cough(79.8%), and rhinorrhea(60.6%). Comorbid conditions include asthma(57.3%) and positive allergy test(50...

  4. Composite armor, armor system and vehicle including armor system

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    Chu, Henry S.; Jones, Warren F.; Lacy, Jeffrey M.; Thinnes, Gary L.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Composite armor panels are disclosed. Each panel comprises a plurality of functional layers comprising at least an outermost layer, an intermediate layer and a base layer. An armor system incorporating armor panels is also disclosed. Armor panels are mounted on carriages movably secured to adjacent rails of a rail system. Each panel may be moved on its associated rail and into partially overlapping relationship with another panel on an adjacent rail for protection against incoming ordnance from various directions. The rail system may be configured as at least a part of a ring, and be disposed about a hatch on a vehicle. Vehicles including an armor system are also disclosed.

  5. cDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Raikhel, Natasha V. (Okemos, MI); Broekaert, Willem F. (Dilbeek, BE); Chua, Nam-Hai (Scarsdale, NY); Kush, Anil (New York, NY)

    1993-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence contains a pu GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This application was funded under Department of Energy Contract DE-AC02-76ER01338. The U.S. Government has certain rights under this application and any patent issuing thereon.

  6. Composite material including nanocrystals and methods of making

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bawendi, Moungi G.; Sundar, Vikram C.

    2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Temperature-sensing compositions can include an inorganic material, such as a semiconductor nanocrystal. The nanocrystal can be a dependable and accurate indicator of temperature. The intensity of emission of the nanocrystal varies with temperature and can be highly sensitive to surface temperature. The nanocrystals can be processed with a binder to form a matrix, which can be varied by altering the chemical nature of the surface of the nanocrystal. A nanocrystal with a compatibilizing outer layer can be incorporated into a coating formulation and retain its temperature sensitive emissive properties.

  7. A coke oven model including thermal decomposition kinetics of tar

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    Munekane, Fuminori; Yamaguchi, Yukio [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Yokohama (Japan); Tanioka, Seiichi [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Sakaide (Japan)

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A new one-dimensional coke oven model has been developed for simulating the amount and the characteristics of by-products such as tar and gas as well as coke. This model consists of both heat transfer and chemical kinetics including thermal decomposition of coal and tar. The chemical kinetics constants are obtained by estimation based on the results of experiments conducted to investigate the thermal decomposition of both coal and tar. The calculation results using the new model are in good agreement with experimental ones.

  8. Numerical evaluation of propeller noise, including non-linear effects

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    White, Terence Alan

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    University Chairman of Advisor y Commitee: Dr. Kenneth Korkan Using the transonic flow field(s) generated by the NASPROP-E computer code for an eight blade SR3-series propeller, a method is investigated to calculate the total noise values and frequency... in three dimensions, and the influence of the damping on the calculated noise values is investigated. Since the flow field includes the wave systems near the blade surface, the quadr upole noise sour ce term is accounted for as are the monopole...

  9. What To Include In The Whistleblower Complaint? | National Nuclear Security

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA Approved: 5-13-14Russian Nuclear Warheads ArrivesAdministration To Include In

  10. Community Assessment Tool for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza

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    ORAU's Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (HCTT-CHE)

    2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The Community Assessment Tool (CAT) for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza (hereafter referred to as the CAT) was developed as a result of feedback received from several communities. These communities participated in workshops focused on influenza pandemic planning and response. The 2008 through 2011 workshops were sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Feedback during those workshops indicated the need for a tool that a community can use to assess its readiness for a disaster - readiness from a total healthcare perspective, not just hospitals, but the whole healthcare system. The CAT intends to do just that - help strengthen existing preparedness plans by allowing the healthcare system and other agencies to work together during an influenza pandemic. It helps reveal each core agency partners (sectors) capabilities and resources, and highlights cases of the same vendors being used for resource supplies (e.g., personal protective equipment [PPE] and oxygen) by the partners (e.g., public health departments, clinics, or hospitals). The CAT also addresses gaps in the community's capabilities or potential shortages in resources. This tool has been reviewed by a variety of key subject matter experts from federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. It also has been piloted with various communities that consist of different population sizes, to include large urban to small rural communities.

  11. Solving The High Energy Evolution Equation Including Running Coupling Corrections

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    Javier L. Albacete; Yuri V. Kovchegov

    2007-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the solution of the nonlinear BK evolution equation with the recently calculated running coupling corrections [hep-ph/0609105, hep-ph/0609090]. Performing a numerical solution we confirm the earlier result of [hep-ph/0408216] that the high energy evolution with the running coupling leads to a universal scaling behavior for the dipole scattering amplitude. The running coupling corrections calculated recently significantly change the shape of the scaling function as compared to the fixed coupling case leading to a considerable increase in the anomalous dimension and to a slow-down of the evolution with rapidity. The difference between the two recent calculations is due to an extra contribution to the evolution kernel, referred to as the subtraction term, which arises when running coupling corrections are included. These subtraction terms were neglected in both recent calculations. We evaluate numerically the subtraction terms for both calculations, and demonstrate that when the subtraction terms are added back to the evolution kernels obtained in the two works the resulting dipole amplitudes agree with each other! We then use the complete running coupling kernel including the subtraction term to find the numerical solution of the resulting full non-linear evolution equation with the running coupling corrections. Again the scaling regime is recovered at very large rapidity.

  12. Cogeneration handbook for the petroleum refining industry. [Glossary included

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    Not Available

    1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Handbook deals only with industrial cogeneration, that is, simultaneous production of both heat and electricity at the industrial plant site. The cogenerator has the option of either selling all cogenerated power to the utility while simultaneously purchasing power to satisfy his plant demand, or directly supplying the plant demand with cogenerated power, thus displacing utility-supplied power. This Handbook provides the refinery plant manager or company energy coordinator with a framework for making a preliminary assessment of the feasibility and viability of cogeneration at a particular plant. The handbook is intended to provide an understanding of the potential of several standardized cogeneration systems, as well as their limitations. However, because the decision to cogenerate is very site specific, the handbook cannot provide all of the answers. It does attempt, however, to bring to light the major issues that should be addressed in the decision-making process. The decision of whether to cogenerate involves several considerations, including technical, economic, environmental, legal, and regulatory issues. Each of these issues is addressed separately in this handbook. In addition, a chapter is included on preparing a three-phase work statement, which is needed to guide the design of a cogeneration system. 39 figures, 37 tables.

  13. Pulse transmission transmitter including a higher order time derivate filter

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    Dress Jr., William B.; Smith, Stephen F.

    2003-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems and methods for pulse-transmission low-power communication modes are disclosed. A pulse transmission transmitter includes: a clock; a pseudorandom polynomial generator coupled to the clock, the pseudorandom polynomial generator having a polynomial load input; an exclusive-OR gate coupled to the pseudorandom polynomial generator, the exclusive-OR gate having a serial data input; a programmable delay circuit coupled to both the clock and the exclusive-OR gate; a pulse generator coupled to the programmable delay circuit; and a higher order time derivative filter coupled to the pulse generator. The systems and methods significantly reduce lower-frequency emissions from pulse transmission spread-spectrum communication modes, which reduces potentially harmful interference to existing radio frequency services and users and also simultaneously permit transmission of multiple data bits by utilizing specific pulse shapes.

  14. Hydraulic engine valve actuation system including independent feedback control

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Marriott, Craig D

    2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A hydraulic valve actuation assembly may include a housing, a piston, a supply control valve, a closing control valve, and an opening control valve. The housing may define a first fluid chamber, a second fluid chamber, and a third fluid chamber. The piston may be axially secured to an engine valve and located within the first, second and third fluid chambers. The supply control valve may control a hydraulic fluid supply to the piston. The closing control valve may be located between the supply control valve and the second fluid chamber and may control fluid flow from the second fluid chamber to the supply control valve. The opening control valve may be located between the supply control valve and the second fluid chamber and may control fluid flow from the supply control valve to the second fluid chamber.

  15. Fuel cell repeater unit including frame and separator plate

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Yamanis, Jean; Hawkes, Justin R; Chiapetta, Jr., Louis; Bird, Connie E; Sun, Ellen Y; Croteau, Paul F

    2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    An example fuel cell repeater includes a separator plate and a frame establishing at least a portion of a flow path that is operative to communicate fuel to or from at least one fuel cell held by the frame relative to the separator plate. The flow path has a perimeter and any fuel within the perimeter flow across the at least one fuel cell in a first direction. The separator plate, the frame, or both establish at least one conduit positioned outside the flow path perimeter. The conduit is outside of the flow path perimeter and is configured to direct flow in a second, different direction. The conduit is fluidly coupled with the flow path.

  16. Copper laser modulator driving assembly including a magnetic compression laser

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Cook, Edward G. (Livermore, CA); Birx, Daniel L. (Oakley, CA); Ball, Don G. (Livermore, CA)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A laser modulator (10) having a low voltage assembly (12) with a plurality of low voltage modules (14) with first stage magnetic compression circuits (20) and magnetic assist inductors (28) with a common core (91), such that timing of the first stage magnetic switches (30b) is thereby synchronized. A bipolar second stage of magnetic compression (42) is coupled to the low voltage modules (14) through a bipolar pulse transformer (36) and a third stage of magnetic compression (44) is directly coupled to the second stage of magnetic compression (42). The low voltage assembly (12) includes pressurized boxes (117) for improving voltage standoff between the primary winding assemblies (34) and secondary winding (40) contained therein.

  17. Electra-optical device including a nitrogen containing electrolyte

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bates, John B. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dudney, Nancy J. (Knoxville, TN); Gruzalski, Greg R. (Oak Ridge, TN); Luck, Christopher F. (Knoxville, TN)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Described is a thin-film battery, especially a thin-film microbattery, and a method for making same having application as a backup or primary integrated power source for electronic devices. The battery includes a novel electrolyte which is electrochemically stable and does not react with the lithium anode and a novel vanadium oxide cathode Configured as a microbattery, the battery can be fabricated directly onto a semiconductor chip, onto the semiconductor die or onto any portion of the chip carrier. The battery can be fabricated to any specified size or shape to meet the requirements of a particular application. The battery is fabricated of solid state materials and is capable of operation between -15.degree. C. and 150.degree. C.

  18. Electra-optical device including a nitrogen containing electrolyte

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bates, J.B.; Dudney, N.J.; Gruzalski, G.R.; Luck, C.F.

    1995-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Described is a thin-film battery, especially a thin-film microbattery, and a method for making same having application as a backup or primary integrated power source for electronic devices. The battery includes a novel electrolyte which is electrochemically stable and does not react with the lithium anode and a novel vanadium oxide cathode. Configured as a microbattery, the battery can be fabricated directly onto a semiconductor chip, onto the semiconductor die or onto any portion of the chip carrier. The battery can be fabricated to any specified size or shape to meet the requirements of a particular application. The battery is fabricated of solid state materials and is capable of operation between {minus}15 C and 150 C.

  19. Including stereoscopic information in the reconstruction of coronal magnetic fields

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    T. Wiegelmann; T. Neukirch

    2008-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a method to include stereoscopic information about the three dimensional structure of flux tubes into the reconstruction of the coronal magnetic field. Due to the low plasma beta in the corona we can assume a force free magnetic field, with the current density parallel to the magnetic field lines. Here we use linear force free fields for simplicity. The method uses the line of sight magnetic field on the photosphere as observational input. The value of $\\alpha$ is determined iteratively by comparing the reconstructed magnetic field with the observed structures. The final configuration is the optimal linear force solution constrained by both the photospheric magnetogram and the observed plasma structures. As an example we apply our method to SOHO MDI/EIT data of an active region. In the future it is planned to apply the method to analyse data from the SECCHI instrument aboard the STEREO mission.

  20. Improving Planck calibration by including frequency-dependent relativistic corrections

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    Quartin, Miguel

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Planck satellite detectors are calibrated in the 2015 release using the "orbital dipole", which is the time-dependent dipole generated by the Doppler effect due to the motion of the satellite around the Sun. Such an effect has also relativistic time-dependent corrections of relative magnitude 10^(-3), due to coupling with the "solar dipole" (the motion of the Sun compared to the CMB rest frame), which are included in the data calibration by the Planck collaboration. We point out that such corrections are subject to a frequency-dependent multiplicative factor. This factor differs from unity especially at the highest frequencies, relevant for the HFI instrument. Since currently Planck calibration errors are dominated by systematics, to the point that polarization data is currently unreliable at large scales, such a correction can in principle be highly relevant for future data releases.

  1. Protoplanetary disks including radiative feedback from accreting planets

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    Montesinos, Matias; Perez, Sebastian; Baruteau, Clement; Casassus, Simon

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    While recent observational progress is converging on the detection of compact regions of thermal emission due to embedded protoplanets, further theoretical predictions are needed to understand the response of a protoplanetary disk to the planet formation radiative feedback. This is particularly important to make predictions for the observability of circumplanetary regions. In this work we use 2D hydrodynamical simulations to examine the evolution of a viscous protoplanetary disk in which a luminous Jupiter-mass planet is embedded. We use an energy equation which includes the radiative heating of the planet as an additional mechanism for planet formation feedback. Several models are computed for planet luminosities ranging from $10^{-5}$ to $10^{-3}$ Solar luminosities. We find that the planet radiative feedback enhances the disk's accretion rate at the planet's orbital radius, producing a hotter and more luminous environement around the planet, independently of the prescription used to model the disk's turbul...

  2. Actuator assembly including a single axis of rotation locking member

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Quitmeyer, James N.; Benson, Dwayne M.; Geck, Kellan P.

    2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    An actuator assembly including an actuator housing assembly and a single axis of rotation locking member fixedly attached to a portion of the actuator housing assembly and an external mounting structure. The single axis of rotation locking member restricting rotational movement of the actuator housing assembly about at least one axis. The single axis of rotation locking member is coupled at a first end to the actuator housing assembly about a Y axis and at a 90.degree. angle to an X and Z axis providing rotation of the actuator housing assembly about the Y axis. The single axis of rotation locking member is coupled at a second end to a mounting structure, and more particularly a mounting pin, about an X axis and at a 90.degree. angle to a Y and Z axis providing rotation of the actuator housing assembly about the X axis. The actuator assembly is thereby restricted from rotation about the Z axis.

  3. A Case for Including Transactions in OpenMP

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    Wong, M; Bihari, B L; de Supinski, B R; Wu, P; Michael, M; Liu, Y; Chen, W

    2010-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Transactional Memory (TM) has received significant attention recently as a mechanism to reduce the complexity of shared memory programming. We explore the potential of TM to improve OpenMP applications. We combine a software TM (STM) system to support transactions with an OpenMP implementation to start thread teams and provide task and loop-level parallelization. We apply this system to two application scenarios that reflect realistic TM use cases. Our results with this system demonstrate that even with the relatively high overheads of STM, transactions can outperform OpenMP critical sections by 10%. Overall, our study demonstrates that extending OpenMP to include transactions would ease programming effort while allowing improved performance.

  4. Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Cameron County Irrigation District No. 2 (San Benito) – Interconnect Between Canals 39 and 13-A1 and Replacement of Rio Grande Diversion Pumping Plant

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    Rister, M. Edward; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Robinson, John R.C.; Popp, Michael C.; Ellis, John R.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ’s Endorsement of RGIDECON © 1 This report contains economic and financial analyses results for a capital rehabilitation project proposed by the Cameron County Irrigation District No. 2 (a.k.a. San Benito) in the Rio Grande Basin. Readers interested...TR-212 March 2003 Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Cameron County Irrigation District No. 2 (San Benito) – Interconnect Between Canals 39 and 13-A1 and Replacement of Rio Grande Diversion Pumping Plant M. Edward...

  5. Extractant composition including crown ether and calixarene extractants

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Meikrantz, David H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Todd, Terry A. (Aberdeen, ID); Riddle, Catherine L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Law, Jack D. (Pocalello, ID); Peterman, Dean R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Mincher, Bruce J. (Idaho Falls, ID); McGrath, Christopher A. (Blackfoot, ID); Baker, John D. (Blackfoot, ID)

    2009-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    An extractant composition comprising a mixed extractant solvent consisting of calix[4] arene-bis-(tert-octylbenzo)-crown-6 ("BOBCalixC6"), 4',4',(5')-di-(t-butyldicyclo-hexano)-18-crown-6 ("DtBu18C6"), and at least one modifier dissolved in a diluent. The DtBu18C6 may be present at from approximately 0.01M to approximately 0.4M, such as at from approximately 0.086 M to approximately 0.108 M. The modifier may be 1-(2,2,3,3-tetrafluoropropoxy)-3-(4-sec-butylphenoxy)-2-propanol ("Cs-7SB") and may be present at from approximately 0.01M to approximately 0.8M. In one embodiment, the mixed extractant solvent includes approximately 0.15M DtBu18C6, approximately 0.007M BOBCalixC6, and approximately 0.75M Cs-7SB modifier dissolved in an isoparaffinic hydrocarbon diluent. The extractant composition further comprises an aqueous phase. The mixed extractant solvent may be used to remove cesium and strontium from the aqueous phase.

  6. DETECTION OF SUBSURFACE FACILITIES INCLUDING NON-METALLIC PIPE

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    Mr. Herb Duvoisin

    2003-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    CyTerra has leveraged our unique, shallow buried plastic target detection technology developed under US Army contracts into deeper buried subsurface facilities and including nonmetallic pipe detection. This Final Report describes a portable, low-cost, real-time, and user-friendly subsurface plastic pipe detector (LULU- Low Cost Utility Location Unit) that relates to the goal of maintaining the integrity and reliability of the nation's natural gas transmission and distribution network by preventing third party damage, by detecting potential infringements. Except for frequency band and antenna size, the LULU unit is almost identical to those developed for the US Army. CyTerra designed, fabricated, and tested two frequency stepped GPR systems, spanning the frequencies of importance (200 to 1600 MHz), one low and one high frequency system. Data collection and testing was done at a variety of locations (selected for soil type variations) on both targets of opportunity and selected buried targets. We developed algorithms and signal processing techniques that provide for the automatic detection of the buried utility lines. The real time output produces a sound as the radar passes over the utility line alerting the operator to the presence of a buried object. Our unique, low noise/high performance RF hardware, combined with our field tested detection algorithms, represents an important advancement toward achieving the DOE potential infringement goal.

  7. Hydrodynamic Simulation of Supernova Remnants Including Efficient Particle Acceleration

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    Donald C. Ellison; Anne Decourchelle; Jean Ballet

    2003-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A number of supernova remnants (SNRs) show nonthermal X-rays assumed to be synchrotron emission from shock accelerated TeV electrons. The existence of these TeV electrons strongly suggests that the shocks in SNRs are sources of galactic cosmic rays (CRs). In addition, there is convincing evidence from broad-band studies of individual SNRs and elsewhere that the particle acceleration process in SNRs can be efficient and nonlinear. If SNR shocks are efficient particle accelerators, the production of CRs impacts the thermal properties of the shock heated, X-ray emitting gas and the SNR evolution. We report on a technique that couples nonlinear diffusive shock acceleration, including the backreaction of the accelerated particles on the structure of the forward and reverse shocks, with a hydrodynamic simulation of SNR evolution. Compared to models which ignore CRs, the most important hydrodynamical effects of placing a significant fraction of shock energy into CRs are larger shock compression ratios and lower temperatures in the shocked gas. We compare our results, which use an approximate description of the acceleration process, with a more complete model where the full CR transport equations are solved (i.e., Berezhko et al., 2002), and find excellent agreement for the CR spectrum summed over the SNR lifetime and the evolving shock compression ratio. The importance of the coupling between particle acceleration and SNR dynamics for the interpretation of broad-band continuum and thermal X-ray observations is discussed.

  8. cDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence

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    Raikhel, Natasha V. (Okemos, MI); Broekaert, Willem F. (Dilbeek, BE); Chua, Nam-Hai (Scarsdale, NY); Kush, Anil (New York, NY)

    1999-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence contains a putative signal sequence of 17 amino acid residues followed by a 187 amino acid polypeptide. The amino-terminal region (43 amino acids) is identical to hevein and shows homology to several chitin-binding proteins and to the amino-termini of wound-induced genes in potato and poplar. The carboxyl-terminal portion of the polypeptide (144 amino acids) is 74-79% homologous to the carboxyl-terminal region of wound-inducible genes of potato. Wounding, as well as application of the plant hormones abscisic acid and ethylene, resulted in accumulation of hevein transcripts in leaves, stems and latex, but not in roots, as shown by using the cDNA as a probe. A fusion protein was produced in E. coli from the protein of the present invention and maltose binding protein produced by the E. coli.

  9. CDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Raikhel, Natasha V. (Okemos, MI); Broekaert, Willem F. (Dilbeek, BE); Chua, Nam-Hai (Scarsdale, NY); Kush, Anil (New York, NY)

    1995-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence contains a putative signal sequence of 17 amino acid residues followed by a 187 amino acid polypeptide. The amino-terminal region (43 amino acids) is identical to hevein and shows homology to several chitin-binding proteins and to the amino-termini of wound-induced genes in potato and poplar. The carboxyl-terminal portion of the polypeptide (144 amino acids) is 74-79% homologous to the carboxyl-terminal region of wound-inducible genes of potato. Wounding, as well as application of the plant hormones abscisic acid and ethylene, resulted in accumulation of hevein transcripts in leaves, stems and latex, but not in roots, as shown by using the cDNA as a probe. A fusion protein was produced in E. coli from the protein of the present invention and maltose binding protein produced by the E. coli.

  10. cDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Raikhel, N.V.; Broekaert, W.F.; Chua, N.H.; Kush, A.

    1995-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1,018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence contains a putative signal sequence of 17 amino acid residues followed by a 187 amino acid polypeptide. The amino-terminal region (43 amino acids) is identical to hevein and shows homology to several chitin-binding proteins and to the amino-termini of wound-induced genes in potato and poplar. The carboxyl-terminal portion of the polypeptide (144 amino acids) is 74--79% homologous to the carboxyl-terminal region of wound-inducible genes of potato. Wounding, as well as application of the plant hormones abscisic acid and ethylene, resulted in accumulation of hevein transcripts in leaves, stems and latex, but not in roots, as shown by using the cDNA as a probe. A fusion protein was produced in E. coli from the protein of the present invention and maltose binding protein produced by the E. coli. 11 figures.

  11. cDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Raikhel, N.V.; Broekaert, W.F.; Chua, N.H.; Kush, A.

    1999-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A cDNA clone (HEV1) encoding hevein was isolated via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mixed oligonucleotides corresponding to two regions of hevein as primers and a Hevea brasiliensis latex cDNA library as a template. HEV1 is 1018 nucleotides long and includes an open reading frame of 204 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence contains a putative signal sequence of 17 amino acid residues followed by a 187 amino acid polypeptide. The amino-terminal region (43 amino acids) is identical to hevein and shows homology to several chitin-binding proteins and to the amino-termini of wound-induced genes in potato and poplar. The carboxyl-terminal portion of the polypeptide (144 amino acids) is 74--79% homologous to the carboxyl-terminal region of wound-inducible genes of potato. Wounding, as well as application of the plant hormones abscisic acid and ethylene, resulted in accumulation of hevein transcripts in leaves, stems and latex, but not in roots, as shown by using the cDNA as a probe. A fusion protein was produced in E. coli from the protein of the present invention and maltose binding protein produced by the E. coli. 12 figs.

  12. C -parameter distribution at N 3 LL ' including power corrections

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    Hoang, André H.; Kolodrubetz, Daniel W.; Mateu, Vicent; Stewart, Iain W.

    2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the e?e? C-parameter distribution using the soft-collinear effective theory with a resummation to next-to-next-to-next-to-leading-log prime accuracy of the most singular partonic terms. This includes the known fixed-order QCD results up to O(?3s), a numerical determination of the two-loop nonlogarithmic term of the soft function, and all logarithmic terms in the jet and soft functions up to three loops. Our result holds for C in the peak, tail, and far tail regions. Additionally, we treat hadronization effects using a field theoretic nonperturbative soft function, with moments ?n. To eliminate an O(?QCD) renormalon ambiguity in the soft function, we switch from the MS¯ to a short distance “Rgap” scheme to define the leading power correction parameter ?1. We show how to simultaneously account for running effects in ?1 due to renormalon subtractions and hadron-mass effects, enabling power correction universality between C-parameter and thrust to be tested in our setup. We discuss in detail the impact of resummation and renormalon subtractions on the convergence. In the relevant fit region for ?s(mZ) and ?1, the perturbative uncertainty in our cross section is ? 2.5% at Q=mZ.

  13. Interim performance criteria for photovoltaic energy systems. [Glossary included

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    DeBlasio, R.; Forman, S.; Hogan, S.; Nuss, G.; Post, H.; Ross, R.; Schafft, H.

    1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a response to the Photovoltaic Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-590) which required the generation of performance criteria for photovoltaic energy systems. Since the document is evolutionary and will be updated, the term interim is used. More than 50 experts in the photovoltaic field have contributed in the writing and review of the 179 performance criteria listed in this document. The performance criteria address characteristics of present-day photovoltaic systems that are of interest to manufacturers, government agencies, purchasers, and all others interested in various aspects of photovoltaic system performance and safety. The performance criteria apply to the system as a whole and to its possible subsystems: array, power conditioning, monitor and control, storage, cabling, and power distribution. They are further categorized according to the following performance attributes: electrical, thermal, mechanical/structural, safety, durability/reliability, installation/operation/maintenance, and building/site. Each criterion contains a statement of expected performance (nonprescriptive), a method of evaluation, and a commentary with further information or justification. Over 50 references for background information are also given. A glossary with definitions relevant to photovoltaic systems and a section on test methods are presented in the appendices. Twenty test methods are included to measure performance characteristics of the subsystem elements. These test methods and other parts of the document will be expanded or revised as future experience and needs dictate.

  14. Community Assessment Tool for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza

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    HCTT-CHE

    2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The Community Assessment Tool (CAT) for Public Health Emergencies Including Pandemic Influenza (hereafter referred to as the CAT) was developed as a result of feedback received from several communities. These communities participated in workshops focused on influenza pandemic planning and response. The 2008 through 2011 workshops were sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Feedback during those workshops indicated the need for a tool that a community can use to assess its readiness for a disaster—readiness from a total healthcare perspective, not just hospitals, but the whole healthcare system. The CAT intends to do just that—help strengthen existing preparedness plans by allowing the healthcare system and other agencies to work together during an influenza pandemic. It helps reveal each core agency partners' (sectors) capabilities and resources, and highlights cases of the same vendors being used for resource supplies (e.g., personal protective equipment [PPE] and oxygen) by the partners (e.g., public health departments, clinics, or hospitals). The CAT also addresses gaps in the community's capabilities or potential shortages in resources. While the purpose of the CAT is to further prepare the community for an influenza pandemic, its framework is an extension of the traditional all-hazards approach to planning and preparedness. As such, the information gathered by the tool is useful in preparation for most widespread public health emergencies. This tool is primarily intended for use by those involved in healthcare emergency preparedness (e.g., community planners, community disaster preparedness coordinators, 9-1-1 directors, hospital emergency preparedness coordinators). It is divided into sections based on the core agency partners, which may be involved in the community's influenza pandemic influenza response.

  15. Demonstration of the Rapid Assessment Tool: Analysis of Water Supply Conditions in the Harlingen Irrigation District

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    Leigh, E.; Fipps, G.

    there is either insufficient flow (volume) or pressure to meet demand at the farm turnout. On an area basis, 6% of the affected area has minor problems, 59% moderate and 35% severe. This report includes tables and 7 charts which detail the types, extent...

  16. Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Edinburg Irrigation District Hidalgo County No. 1 - 72" Pipeline Replacing Delivery Canal and Multi-Size Pipeline Replacing Delivery Canal

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    Rister, M. Edward; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Robinson, John R.C.; Popp, Michael C.; Ellis, John R.

    TR-205 November 2002 Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Edinburg Irrigation District Hidalgo County No. 1 – 72" Pipeline Replacing Delivery Canal and Multi-Size Pipeline Replacing Delivery Canal M. Edward Rister... Ronald D. Lacewell Allen W. Sturdivant John R. C. Robinson Michael C. Popp John R. Ellis Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University TR-205 November 2002 Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Edinburg...

  17. Accompagner les acteurs dans le changement de leur systme : un jeu de rles pour des projets collectifs d'irrigation au Tadla (Maroc)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    collectifs d'irrigation au Tadla (Maroc) M. Dionnet1, M. Kuper2, P. Garin1, A. Hammani3, A. Eliamani4, M-Instituts, Rabat, Maroc 4 Ministère de l'Agriculture, Rabat, Maroc 5 Office Régional de Mise en Valeur Agricole du Tadla (ORMVAT), Fquih Ben Salah, Maroc E-mail : mathieu.dionnet@montpellier.cemagref.fr Résumé ­ Les

  18. Water Loss Test Results for the Pipeline Units: I-19/I-18, I-7A, and I-22 Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 

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    Fipps, G.; Leigh, E.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TR-330 2008 Water Loss Test Results for the Pipeline Units: I-19/I-18, I-7A and I-22 Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 By: Eric Leigh, Extension Associate, Biological and Agricultural Engineering... Guy Fipps, Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report October 2008 Water Loss Test Results for the Pipeline Units: I-19/I-18, I-7A, and I...

  19. Water Loss Test Results for the Pipeline Units: I-19/I-18, I-7A, and I-22 Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2

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    Fipps, G.; Leigh, E.

    TR-330 2008 Water Loss Test Results for the Pipeline Units: I-19/I-18, I-7A and I-22 Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 By: Eric Leigh, Extension Associate, Biological and Agricultural Engineering... Guy Fipps, Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report October 2008 Water Loss Test Results for the Pipeline Units: I-19/I-18, I-7A, and I...

  20. Selection of a Wear-Resistant Tractor Drivetrain Material: Success...

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    Stories from the High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML) User Program Advanced Battery Materials Characterization: Success stories from the High Temperature Materials...

  1. autonomous tractor navigation: Topics by E-print Network

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

    a valuable role in continuing the new thought which was about to take solid shape under Tycho Brahe, Johann Kepler, and Isaac Newton. Scienti c change... Karimi, Reza 2012-07-16...

  2. DPF for a Tractor Auxiliary Power Unit | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny:Revised Finding of No53197 This work was performed under

  3. Fleet DNA Project Data Summary Report for Class 8 Tractors

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField8,Dist.New MexicoFinancingProof ofofDownloadsNewFlat-PlateFleet25 18 1726

  4. Vehicle Technologies Office - AVTA: Hybrid-Electric Tractor Vehicles |

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your DensityEnergy U.S.-China Electric Vehicle and03/02 TUEValidation of& SystemsDepartment of

  5. ARM: Surface Radiation Measurement Quality Control testing, including climatologically configurable limits

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    Hodges, Gary; Stoffel, Tom; Kutchenreiter, Mark; Kay, Bev; Habte, Aron; Ritsche, Michael; Morris, Victor; Anderberg, Mary

    Surface Radiation Measurement Quality Control testing, including climatologically configurable limits

  6. Perspective: Towards environmentally acceptable criteria for downstream fish passage through mini hydro and irrigation infrastructure in the Lower Mekong River Basin

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    Baumgartner, Lee J.; Deng, Zhiqun; Thorncraft, Garry; Boys, Craig A.; Brown, Richard S.; Singhanouvong, Douangkham; Phonekhampeng, Oudom

    2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Tropical rivers have high annual discharges optimal for hydropower and irrigation development. The Mekong River is one of the largest tropical river systems, supporting a unique mega-diverse fish community. Fish are an important commodity in the Mekong, contributing a large proportion of calcium, protein, and essential nutrients to the diet of the local people and providing a critical source of income for rural households. Many of these fish migrate not only upstream and downstream within main-channel habitats but also laterally into highly productive floodplain habitat to both feed and spawn. Most work to date has focused on providing for upstream fish passage, but downstream movement is an equally important process to protect. Expansion of hydropower and irrigation weirs can disrupt downstream migrations and it is important to ensure that passage through regulators or mini hydro systems is not harmful or fatal. Many new infrastructure projects (<6?m head) are proposed for the thousands of tributary streams throughout the Lower Mekong Basin and it is important that designs incorporate the best available science to protect downstream migrants. Recent advances in technology have provided new techniques which could be applied to Mekong fish species to obtain design criteria that can facilitate safe downstream passage. Obtaining and applying this knowledge to new infrastructure projects is essential in order to produce outcomes that are more favorable to local ecosystems and fisheries.

  7. IRRIGATION & ELECTRICAL DISTRICTS

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

    this authority and meeting the requirements of Western's Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) under the Federal Power Act. The nature and extent of these potential conflicts...

  8. Irrigation Hardware Upgrades

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12 Investigation Peer ReviewIron is theIrradiation

  9. Irrigation Pump Testing

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12 Investigation Peer ReviewIron is theIrradiationPump-Testing

  10. SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1 Award Winners Announced, Includes...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Release 1 Award Winners Announced, Includes Four Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects SBIRSTTR Phase I Release 1 Award Winners Announced, Includes Four Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects...

  11. DOE Order 440. 1 B: Worker Protection Program for DOE (Including...

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    0. 1 B: Worker Protection Program for DOE (Including NNSA) Federal Employees DOE Order 440. 1 B: Worker Protection Program for DOE (Including NNSA) Federal Employees Stakeholders:...

  12. Avocado response to diverse nutrient and irrigation management practices Nicholas Kiggundu1, Kati W. Migliaccio1, Jonathan H. Crane1, Bruce Schaffer1, Yuncong Li1, James W. Jones2, and Kirk Hatfield3

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    Migliaccio, Kati White

    Avocado response to diverse nutrient and irrigation management practices Nicholas Kiggundu1, Kati W and reduce nutrient leaching without reducing the yields of `Simmonds' avocados (Persea americana Mill). Introduction · Yield results suggest that avocado is responsive to well maintained soil water regime

  13. Author-produced version of the article published in Irrigation and Drainage, 2012, 61 (1), 87-94. The original publication is available at http://wileyonlinelibrary.com DOI: 10.1002/ird.1662

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    Boyer, Edmond

    are growing, as treatment facilities cannot always keep up. The farming sector could better manage waterAuthor-produced version of the article published in Irrigation and Drainage, 2012, 61 (1), 87-94. The original publication is available at http://wileyonlinelibrary.com DOI: 10.1002/ird.1662 WHICH WATER

  14. Value of Irrigation Water with Alternative Input Prices, Product Prices and Yield Levels: Texas Coastal Bend, Cross Timbers, Deep East, Edwards Aquifer, El Paso, Gulf Coast, Lower South Central, Rolling Plains, Trans Pecos and Winter Garden Regions

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    Sprott, J. M.; Lacewell, R. D.; Beattie, B. R.

    of irrigation water in agricultural production stems in part from rapid change in prices paid for farm inputs and prices received for farm products. The past two years have been a period of abrupt and large increases in prices. Prices of some farm products have...

  15. NM's Flying 40 List Includes CHTM Start-Up By Stefi Weisburd June 23, 2014

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    New Mexico, University of

    -ups including Sandia Systems, Inc., Semiconductor Bridge Technology, Gratings, Inc., Zia Laser, Inc., K

  16. Composite materials and bodies including silicon carbide and titanium diboride and methods of forming same

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    Lillo, Thomas M.; Chu, Henry S.; Harrison, William M.; Bailey, Derek

    2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods of forming composite materials include coating particles of titanium dioxide with a substance including boron (e.g., boron carbide) and a substance including carbon, and reacting the titanium dioxide with the substance including boron and the substance including carbon to form titanium diboride. The methods may be used to form ceramic composite bodies and materials, such as, for example, a ceramic composite body or material including silicon carbide and titanium diboride. Such bodies and materials may be used as armor bodies and armor materials. Such methods may include forming a green body and sintering the green body to a desirable final density. Green bodies formed in accordance with such methods may include particles comprising titanium dioxide and a coating at least partially covering exterior surfaces thereof, the coating comprising a substance including boron (e.g., boron carbide) and a substance including carbon.

  17. Summary of Inorganic Compositional Data for Groundwater, Soil-Water, and Surface-Water Samples at the Headgate Draw Subsurface Drip Irrigation Site

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    Geboy, Nicholas J.; Engle, Mark A.; Schroeder, Karl T.; Zupanic, John W.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of a 5-year project on the impact of subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) application of coalbed-methane (CBM) produced waters, water samples were collected from the Headgate Draw SDI site in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA. This research is part of a larger study to understand short- and long-term impacts on both soil and water quality from the beneficial use of CBM waters to grow forage crops through use of SDI. This document provides a summary of the context, sampling methodology, and quality assurance and quality control documentation of samples collected prior to and over the first year of SDI operation at the site (May 2008-October 2009). This report contains an associated database containing inorganic compositional data, water-quality criteria parameters, and calculated geochemical parameters for samples of groundwater, soil water, surface water, treated CBM waters, and as-received CBM waters collected at the Headgate Draw SDI site.

  18. A continuum constitutive model for the mechanical behavior of woven fabrics including slip and failure

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    King, Michael J. (Michael James), 1978-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Woven fabrics are used in many applications, including ballistic armors and fabric-reinforced composites. Advances in small-scale technologies are enabling new applications including fabrics with embedded electronics, ...

  19. SBIR/STTR Release 2 Topics Announced-Includes Hydrogen and Fuel...

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    Topics Announced-Includes Hydrogen and Fuel Cells SBIRSTTR Release 2 Topics Announced-Includes Hydrogen and Fuel Cells October 31, 2014 - 12:05pm Addthis The 2015 Small Business...

  20. Photovoltaic Device Including A Boron Doping Profile In An I-Type Layer

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    Yang, Liyou (Lawrenceville, NJ)

    1993-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A photovoltaic cell for use in a single junction or multijunction photovoltaic device, which includes a p-type layer of a semiconductor compound including silicon, an i-type layer of an amorphous semiconductor compound including silicon, and an n-type layer of a semiconductor compound including silicon formed on the i-type layer. The i-type layer including an undoped first sublayer formed on the p-type layer, and a boron-doped second sublayer formed on the first sublayer.

  1. Photovoltaic module kit including connector assembly for non-penetrating array installation

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    Botkin, Jonathan (El Cerrito, CA); Graves, Simon (Berkeley, CA); Danning, Matt (Oakland, CA); Culligan, Matthew (Berkeley, CA)

    2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A PV module kit for non-penetrating rooftop installation, including a plurality of PV modules and a plurality of connectors. Each of the PV modules includes a PV laminate and a frame forming a mounting region assembled thereto. The connectors include a male connector having a male fastener extending from a head, and a female connector having a female fastener assembled within a head. The heads are entirely formed of plastic. The kit provides a mounted array state including a junction at which the mounting region of at least two of the PV modules are aligned and interconnected by engagement of the male connector with the female connector. The so-formed junction is substantially electrically insulated. The plurality of connectors can further include a spacer connector including a head forming a bore sized to slidably receive the male fastener, with all of the connector heads being identical.

  2. Photovoltaic module kit including connector assembly for non-penetrating array installation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Botkin, Jonathan; Graves, Simon; Danning, Matt; Culligan, Matthew

    2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A PV module kit for non-penetrating rooftop installation, including a plurality of PV modules and a plurality of connectors. Each of the PV modules includes a PV laminate and a frame forming a mounting region assembled thereto. The connectors include a male connector having a male fastener extending from a head, and a female connector having a female fastener assembled within a head. The heads are entirely formed of plastic. The kit provides a mounted array state including a junction at which the mounting region of at least two of the PV modules are aligned and interconnected by engagement of the male connector with the female connector. The so-formed junction is substantially electrically insulated. The plurality of connectors can further include a spacer connector including a head forming a bore sized to slidably receive the male fastener, with all of the connector heads being identical.

  3. Photovoltaic module kit including connector assembly for non-penetrating array installation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Botkin, Jonathan; Graves, Simon; Danning, Matt; Culligan, Matthew

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A PV module kit for non-penetrating rooftop installation, including a plurality of PV modules and a plurality of connectors. Each of the PV modules includes a PV laminate and a frame forming a mounting region assembled thereto. The connectors include a male connector having a male fastener extending from a head, and a female connector having a female fastener assempbled within a head. The heads are entirely formed of plastic. The kit provides a mounted array state including a junction at which the mounting regions of at least two of the PV modules are aligned and interconnected by engagement of the male connector with the female connector. The so-formed junction is substantially electrically insulated. The plurality of connectors can further include a spacer connector including a head forming a bore sized slidably receive the male fastener, with all of the connector heads being identical.

  4. New records of the Cryphonectriaceae from southern Africa including Latruncellus aurorae gen. sp. nov.

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    New records of the Cryphonectriaceae from southern Africa including Latruncellus aurorae gen. sp, Latruncellus aurorae gen. sp. nov., is described from Galpinia transvaalica (Lythraceae, Myrtales) in Swazi

  5. Quantitative Analysis of Biofuel Sustainability, Including Land Use Change GHG Emissions

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Plenary V: Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting MisconceptionsQuantitative Analysis of Biofuel Sustainability, Including Land Use Change GHG EmissionsJennifer B....

  6. SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 2 Awards Announced-Includes Hydrogen Production...

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    Phase 2 Release 1 Awards, including three Office of Science projects focusing on hydrogen production from electrolysis and hydrogen systems supporting fuel cell electric...

  7. Grades 9 12 Scope and Sequence for Climate Change Compendium Topic Lesson Included

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    Lesson Included AAAS Standards NSES Standards NCGE Standards Background Warming 10: e 3, 4, 8 Theoretical section attached What Effect Does Climate

  8. ORISE: REAC/TS Symposium to include sessions on the Fukushima...

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    MEDIA ADVISORY: REACTS International Symposium to include sessions on the Fukushima crisis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 31, 2011 FY11-42 Who: Radiation Emergency Assistance Center...

  9. Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Harlingen Irrigation District Cameron County No. 1 Canal Meters and Telemetry Equipment, Impervious-Lining of Delivery Canals, Pipelines Replacing Delivery Canals, and On-Farm Delivery-Site Meters

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    Rister, M. Edward; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Robinson, John R.C.; Popp, Michael C.; Ellis, John R.

    TR-202 October 2002 Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Harlingen Irrigation District Cameron County No. 1 – Canal Meters and Telemetry Equipment, Impervious-Lining of Delivery Canals, Pipelines Replacing Delivery... Canals, and On-Farm Delivery-Site Meters M. Edward Rister Ronald D. Lacewell Allen W. Sturdivant John R. C. Robinson Michael C. Popp John R. Ellis Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University TR-202 October 2002 Economic and Conservation...

  10. Dynamic modeling of three-phase upflow fixed-bed reactor including pore diffusion C. Julcoura

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Dynamic modeling of three-phase upflow fixed-bed reactor including pore diffusion C. Julcoura , R-phase upflow fixed-bed reactor are investigated using a non-isothermal heterogeneous model including gas not limiting, so that the simplest model predicts accurately the transient reactor behavior. Keywords: fixed-bed

  11. A bottom-up analysis of including aviation within theEU's Emissions Trading Scheme

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    Watson, Andrew

    A bottom-up analysis of including aviation within theEU's Emissions Trading Scheme Alice Bows-up analysis of including aviation within the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme Alice Bows & Kevin Anderson Tyndall's emissions trading scheme. Results indicate that unless the scheme adopts both an early baseline year

  12. What are the symptoms of flu? Symptoms include sudden onset of

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    Ellis, Randy

    What are the symptoms of flu? · Symptoms include sudden onset of: o fever/chills o cough o muscle lasting 5 or more days (measured with a thermometer; 37.0 Celsius is normal) · Coughing up blood that improve but then return with fever and worse cough Those in high risk groups including pregnant women

  13. Research Activities Web Technologies Web Technologies include procedures that are used in order

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    Bouras, Christos

    Research Activities ­ Web Technologies Web Technologies include procedures that are used in order to enhance the services that are offered by the World Wide Web. They include both services that can be presented directly to the users of the World Wide Web and services that are transparent to the end user

  14. Mathematical optimization of a flexible job shop problem including preventive maintenance and

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    Patriksson, Michael

    1 Mathematical optimization of a flexible job shop problem including preventive maintenance as the scheduling problem includes limited availability of fixtures and preventive maintenance planning periodicity, a number of preventive maintenance activities need to be carried out in some of the resources

  15. Life Cycle environmental Assessment (LCA) of sanitation systems including sewerage: Case of vertical

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Life Cycle environmental Assessment (LCA) of sanitation systems including sewerage: Case The article presents the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to a complete sanitation system including of water sanitation systems may be done using the LCA approach (Life Cycle Assessment). Indeed

  16. 2014 ENERGY AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW), INCLUDING NON-RECYCLED PLASTICS (NRP),

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    Columbia University

    1 2014 ENERGY AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW), INCLUDING NON-RECYCLED PLASTICS #12;2 2014 ENERGY AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW), INCLUDING NON-RECYCLED PLASTICS-recycled plastics (NRP). The study presented in this Report is based on 2011 data, compiled in the EEC 2013 Survey

  17. Systems including catalysts in porous zeolite materials within a reactor for use in synthesizing hydrocarbons

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    Rolllins, Harry W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Petkovic, Lucia M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ginosar, Daniel M. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Catalytic structures include a catalytic material disposed within a zeolite material. The catalytic material may be capable of catalyzing a formation of methanol from carbon monoxide and/or carbon dioxide, and the zeolite material may be capable of catalyzing a formation of hydrocarbon molecules from methanol. The catalytic material may include copper and zinc oxide. The zeolite material may include a first plurality of pores substantially defined by a crystal structure of the zeolite material and a second plurality of pores dispersed throughout the zeolite material. Systems for synthesizing hydrocarbon molecules also include catalytic structures. Methods for synthesizing hydrocarbon molecules include contacting hydrogen and at least one of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide with such catalytic structures. Catalytic structures are fabricated by forming a zeolite material at least partially around a template structure, removing the template structure, and introducing a catalytic material into the zeolite material.

  18. Methods of using structures including catalytic materials disposed within porous zeolite materials to synthesize hydrocarbons

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    Rollins, Harry W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Petkovic, Lucia M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ginosar, Daniel M. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Catalytic structures include a catalytic material disposed within a zeolite material. The catalytic material may be capable of catalyzing a formation of methanol from carbon monoxide and/or carbon dioxide, and the zeolite material may be capable of catalyzing a formation of hydrocarbon molecules from methanol. The catalytic material may include copper and zinc oxide. The zeolite material may include a first plurality of pores substantially defined by a crystal structure of the zeolite material and a second plurality of pores dispersed throughout the zeolite material. Systems for synthesizing hydrocarbon molecules also include catalytic structures. Methods for synthesizing hydrocarbon molecules include contacting hydrogen and at least one of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide with such catalytic structures. Catalytic structures are fabricated by forming a zeolite material at least partially around a template structure, removing the template structure, and introducing a catalytic material into the zeolite material.

  19. Systems and strippable coatings for decontaminating structures that include porous material

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    Fox, Robert V. (Idaho Falls, ID); Avci, Recep (Bozeman, MT); Groenewold, Gary S. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2011-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods of removing contaminant matter from porous materials include applying a polymer material to a contaminated surface, irradiating the contaminated surface to cause redistribution of contaminant matter, and removing at least a portion of the polymer material from the surface. Systems for decontaminating a contaminated structure comprising porous material include a radiation device configured to emit electromagnetic radiation toward a surface of a structure, and at least one spray device configured to apply a capture material onto the surface of the structure. Polymer materials that can be used in such methods and systems include polyphosphazine-based polymer materials having polyphosphazine backbone segments and side chain groups that include selected functional groups. The selected functional groups may include iminos, oximes, carboxylates, sulfonates, .beta.-diketones, phosphine sulfides, phosphates, phosphites, phosphonates, phosphinates, phosphine oxides, monothio phosphinic acids, and dithio phosphinic acids.

  20. Electrical machines and assemblies including a yokeless stator with modular lamination stacks

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    Qu, Ronghai; Jansen, Patrick Lee; Bagepalli, Bharat Sampathkumar; Carl, Jr., Ralph James; Gadre, Aniruddha Dattatraya; Lopez, Fulton Jose

    2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrical machine includes a rotor with an inner rotor portion and an outer rotor portion, and a double-sided yokeless stator. The yokeless stator includes modular lamination stacks and is configured for radial magnetic flux flow. The double-sided yokeless stator is concentrically disposed between the inner rotor portion and the outer rotor portion of the electrical machine. Examples of particularly useful embodiments for the electrical machine include wind turbine generators, ship propulsion motors, switch reluctance machines and double-sided synchronous machines.

  1. Legal protection for the red squirrel The red squirrel is included in Schedules 5 and

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    circumstances, permit actions that would otherwise be illegal. These include: · The act was the incidental, there is also a licensing system, which can permit activities that would otherwise be offences for certain

  2. Diffractive laser beam homogenizer including a photo-active material and method of fabricating the same

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    Bayramian, Andy J; Ebbers, Christopher A; Chen, Diana C

    2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of manufacturing a plurality of diffractive optical elements includes providing a partially transmissive slide, providing a first piece of PTR glass, and directing first UV radiation through the partially transmissive slide to impinge on the first piece of PTR glass. The method also includes exposing predetermined portions of the first piece of PTR glass to the first UV radiation and thermally treating the exposed first piece of PTR glass. The method further includes providing a second piece of PTR glass and directing second UV radiation through the thermally treated first piece of PTR glass to impinge on the second piece of PTR glass. The method additionally includes exposing predetermined portions of the second piece of PTR glass to the second UV radiation, thermally treating the exposed second piece of PTR glass, and repeating providing and processing of the second piece of PTR glass using additional pieces of PTR glass.

  3. Electrode assemblies, plasma apparatuses and systems including electrode assemblies, and methods for generating plasma

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    Kong, Peter C; Grandy, Jon D; Detering, Brent A; Zuck, Larry D

    2013-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrode assemblies for plasma reactors include a structure or device for constraining an arc endpoint to a selected area or region on an electrode. In some embodiments, the structure or device may comprise one or more insulating members covering a portion of an electrode. In additional embodiments, the structure or device may provide a magnetic field configured to control a location of an arc endpoint on the electrode. Plasma generating modules, apparatus, and systems include such electrode assemblies. Methods for generating a plasma include covering at least a portion of a surface of an electrode with an electrically insulating member to constrain a location of an arc endpoint on the electrode. Additional methods for generating a plasma include generating a magnetic field to constrain a location of an arc endpoint on an electrode.

  4. Recovery Boiler Modeling: An Improved Char Burning Model Including Sulfate Reduction and Carbon Removal 

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    Grace, T. M.; Wag, K. J.; Horton, R. R.; Frederick, W. J.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes an improved model of char burning during black liquor combustion that is capable of predicting net rates of sulfate reduction to sulfide as well as carbon burnup rates. Enhancements include a proper ...

  5. Abstract Successful transformation of plant tissue using Agrobacterium relies on several factors including bacterial

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    Finer, John J.

    Abstract Successful transformation of plant tissue using Agrobacterium relies on several factors including bacterial infection, host recognition, and transformation competency of the target tissue particle bombardment, Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of this tissue has not been demonstrated. We

  6. Planning, Execution, and Analysis of the Meridian UAS Flight Test Program Including System and Parameter Identification

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    Tom, Jonathan

    2010-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this Master Thesis is to present the flight test procedures, planning, and analysis including system identification, parameter identification, and drag calculations of the Meridian UAS. The system identification is performed using...

  7. Automated solar collector installation design including ability to define heterogeneous design preferences

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    Wayne, Gary; Frumkin, Alexander; Zaydman, Michael; Lehman, Scott; Brenner, Jules

    2013-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Embodiments may include systems and methods to create and edit a representation of a worksite, to create various data objects, to classify such objects as various types of pre-defined "features" with attendant properties and layout constraints. As part of or in addition to classification, an embodiment may include systems and methods to create, associate, and edit intrinsic and extrinsic properties to these objects. A design engine may apply of design rules to the features described above to generate one or more solar collectors installation design alternatives, including generation of on-screen and/or paper representations of the physical layout or arrangement of the one or more design alternatives. Embodiments may also include definition of one or more design apertures, each of which may correspond to boundaries in which solar collector layouts should comply with distinct sets of user-defined design preferences. Distinct apertures may provide heterogeneous regions of collector layout according to the user-defined design preferences.

  8. Automated solar collector installation design including ability to define heterogeneous design preferences

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    Wayne, Gary; Frumkin, Alexander; Zaydman, Michael; Lehman, Scott; Brenner, Jules

    2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Embodiments may include systems and methods to create and edit a representation of a worksite, to create various data objects, to classify such objects as various types of pre -defined "features" with attendant properties and layout constraints. As part of or in addition to classification, an embodiment may include systems and methods to create, associate, and edit intrinsic and extrinsic properties to these objects. A design engine may apply of design rules to the features described above to generate one or more solar collectors installation design alternatives, including generation of on-screen and/or paper representations of the physical layout or arrangement of the one or more design alternatives. Embodiments may also include definition of one or more design apertures, each of which may correspond to boundaries in which solar collector layouts should comply with distinct sets of user-defined design preferences. Distinct apertures may provide heterogeneous regions of collector layout according to the user-defined design preferences.

  9. Including risk in stated-preference economic valuations: Experiments on choices for marine recreation

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    Gerber, Leah R.

    . All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Stated-preference valuation methods use hypothetical scenariosIncluding risk in stated-preference economic valuations: Experiments on choices for marine xxx Keywords: Choice experiments Diving Economic valuation Fishing Hypothetical bias Recreation Risk

  10. High-energy scattering in the saturation regime including running coupling and rare fluctuation effects

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    Xiang Wenchang [Fakultaet fuer Physik, Universitaet Bielefeld, D-33501 Bielefeld (Germany)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The analytic form of the asymptotic behavior of the S matrix in the saturation regime including the running coupling is obtained. To get this result, we solve the Balitsky and Kovchegov-Weigert evolution equations in the saturation regime, which include running coupling corrections. We study also the effect of rare fluctuations on top of the running coupling. We find that the rare fluctuations are less important in the running coupling case as compared to the fixed coupling case.

  11. High energy scattering in the saturation regime including running coupling and rare fluctuation effects

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    Wenchang Xiang

    2008-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The analytic result for the $S$-matrix in the saturation regime including the running coupling is obtained. To get this result we solve the Balitsky and Kovchegov-Weigert evolution equations in the saturation regime, which include running coupling corrections. We study also the effect of rare fluctuations on top of the running coupling. We find that the rare fluctuations are less important in the running coupling case as compared to the fixed coupling case.

  12. THE FUTURE OF ENERGY Carlo Rubbia

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    horses1 is included, the equivalent of diesel for trucks and tractors today. One can see that the total energy generation of the planet. The portion of the earth's kinetic energy transformed into lunar

  13. Fabrication of contacts for silicon solar cells including printing burn through layers

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    Ginley, David S; Kaydanova, Tatiana; Miedaner, Alexander; Curtis, Calvin J; Van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria

    2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for fabricating a contact (240) for a solar cell (200). The method includes providing a solar cell substrate (210) with a surface that is covered or includes an antireflective coating (220). For example, the substrate (210) may be positioned adjacent or proximate to an outlet of an inkjet printer (712) or other deposition device. The method continues with forming a burn through layer (230) on the coating (220) by depositing a metal oxide precursor (e.g., using an inkjet or other non-contact printing method to print or apply a volume of liquid or solution containing the precursor). The method includes forming a contact layer (240) comprising silver over or on the burn through layer (230), and then annealing is performed to electrically connect the contact layer (240) to the surface of the solar cell substrate (210) through a portion of the burn through layer (230) and the coating (220).

  14. Force measuring valve assemblies, systems including such valve assemblies and related methods

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    DeWall, Kevin George (Pocatello, ID); Garcia, Humberto Enrique (Idaho Falls, ID); McKellar, Michael George (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods of evaluating a fluid condition may include stroking a valve member and measuring a force acting on the valve member during the stroke. Methods of evaluating a fluid condition may include measuring a force acting on a valve member in the presence of fluid flow over a period of time and evaluating at least one of the frequency of changes in the measured force over the period of time and the magnitude of the changes in the measured force over the period of time to identify the presence of an anomaly in a fluid flow and, optionally, its estimated location. Methods of evaluating a valve condition may include directing a fluid flow through a valve while stroking a valve member, measuring a force acting on the valve member during the stroke, and comparing the measured force to a reference force. Valve assemblies and related systems are also disclosed.

  15. Sighting optics including an optical element having a first focal length and a second focal length

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    Crandall, David Lynn (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One embodiment of sighting optics according to the teachings provided herein may include a front sight and a rear sight positioned in spaced-apart relation. The rear sight includes an optical element having a first focal length and a second focal length. The first focal length is selected so that it is about equal to a distance separating the optical element and the front sight and the second focal length is selected so that it is about equal to a target distance. The optical element thus brings into simultaneous focus, for a user, images of the front sight and the target.

  16. Combinatorial evaluation of systems including decomposition of a system representation into fundamental cycles

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    Oliveira, Joseph S. (Richland, WA); Jones-Oliveira, Janet B. (Richland, WA); Bailey, Colin G. (Wellington, NZ); Gull, Dean W. (Seattle, WA)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One embodiment of the present invention includes a computer operable to represent a physical system with a graphical data structure corresponding to a matroid. The graphical data structure corresponds to a number of vertices and a number of edges that each correspond to two of the vertices. The computer is further operable to define a closed pathway arrangement with the graphical data structure and identify each different one of a number of fundamental cycles by evaluating a different respective one of the edges with a spanning tree representation. The fundamental cycles each include three or more of the vertices.

  17. Selective hydrogenation in trickle-bed reactor. Experimental and modelling including partial wetting.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    reactor; selective hydrogenation; trickle-bed modelling. 1. Introduction Fixed-bed reactors with down1/12 Selective hydrogenation in trickle-bed reactor. Experimental and modelling including partial / ENSIACET 118 route de Narbonne 31077 TOULOUSE cedex Abstract A steady state model of a trickle bed reactor

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