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  1. Guadeloupe: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  2. Kuwait: World Oil Report 1991

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    1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that the major event in Kuwait today is the ongoing effort to control blowouts stemming from Iraqi demolition of oil wells and producing facilities last February. A total of 732 wells---about two- thirds of all wells in Kuwait---were blown up. All but 80 caught on fire.

  3. Kuwait; The blowouts are history

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    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports on the capping of oil well blowouts in Kuwait. It reports on how access to the wells was gained, the well kill methods used, and future work that must be done in order to restore productivity.

  4. Water demand management in Kuwait

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    Milutinovic, Milan, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kuwait is an arid country located in the Middle East, with limited access to water resources. Yet water demand per capita is much higher than in other countries in the world, estimated to be around 450 L/capita/day. There ...

  5. How postcapping put Kuwait`s wells back onstream

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    Wilson, D. [ABB Vetco Gray Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In late february 1991, the retreating Iraqi army blew up, or otherwise caused to blowout, some 700 wells in Kuwait. Between March and November, all of the fires were extinguished and the wells were capped. Work began in July 1991 to recomplete the damaged wells with replaced or reworked tubulars and well heads so that production could be resumed. Except for some of the earlier-capped wells into which cement was pumped, thus requiring more extensive downhole work, many of the damaged wells, particularly in Burgan field, were put back into production mode by the procedure described here, which became known as postcapping. This paper describes the equipment and techniques used in postcapping damaged wellheads.

  6. Daylighting systems for the Kuwait National Museum

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    Ahn, Byoungsoo

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Daylight has a deteriorating effect on the museum objects. For this reason, usually museums totally block the daylight. This research is the part of restoration works of Kuwait National Museum (KNM), which was destroyed during the Gulf War in 1990...

  7. Kuwait poised for massive well kill effort

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    1991-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that full scale efforts to extinguish Kuwait's oil well fires are to begin. The campaign to combat history's worst oil fires, originally expected to begin in mid-March, has been hamstrung by logistical problems, including delays in equipment deliveries caused by damage to Kuwait's infrastructure. Meantime, production from a key field off Kuwait--largely unaffected by the war--is expected to resume in May, but Kuwaiti oil exports will still be hindered by damaged onshore facilities. In addition, Kuwait is lining up equipment and personnel to restore production from its heavily damaged oil fields. Elsewhere in the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia reports progress in combating history's worst oil spills but acknowledges a continuing threat.

  8. The hydrometeorology of Kuwait : characterization and modeling of rainfall distribution

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    Marcella, Marc Pace

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a comprehensive study on the hydrometeorology of Kuwait. The spatial, seasonal, and inter annual variability of Kuwait rainfall is discussed based on rain gauge and satellite datasets. It is found that ...

  9. Kuwait summons more fire fighting teams

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    1991-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Kuwait is calling in more muscle to help kill its wild wells. This paper reports on the latest action in Kuwait, the leasing of well control contracts to Abel Engineering/Well Control Inc., Houston, and China Petroleum Engineering Construction Co. (CPEC). Abel is the sixth North American well control company called to the scene, while CPEC is the first summoned from the East. In addition, the service responsible for combating well fires and blowouts in the U.S.S.R.'s Azerbaijan oil fields signed an agreement with Kuwait's government, apparently involving a contract valued at more than $100 million, to extinguish fires at 150 Kuwaiti wells, reported Eastern Bloc Energy, a publication of Eastern Bloc Research Ltd., Newton Kyme, U.K. More help likely is on the way.

  10. Kuwait pressing toward preinvasion oil production capacity

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    Tippee, B.

    1993-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Oil field reconstruction is shifting focus in Kuwait as the country races toward prewar production capacity of 2 million b/d. Oil flow last month reached 1.7 million b/d, thanks largely to a massive workover program that has accomplished about as much as it can. By midyear, most of the 19 rigs in Kuwait will be drilling rather than working over wells vandalized by retreating Iraqi troops in February 1991. Seventeen gathering centers are at work, with capacities totaling 2.4 million b/d, according to state-owned Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC). This article describes current work, the production infrastructure, facilities strategy, oil recovery, well repairs, a horizontal pilot project, the drilling program, the constant reminders of war, and heightened tensions.

  11. Minimizing casing corrosion in Kuwait oil fields

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    Agiza, M.N.; Awar, S.A.

    1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Corrosion in production strings is a well known problem in Kuwait oil fields. Failure to remedy the affected wells results mainly in undesirable dump flooding of the oil reservoirs, or in oil seepage and hydrocarbon contamination in shallow water bearing strata. Any of these situations (unless properly handled) leads to a disastrous waste of oil resources. This study discusses casing leaks in Kuwait oil fields, the nature of the formations opposite the leaks and their contained fluids, and the field measures that can be adopted in order to avoid casing leak problems.

  12. Political Advertising in Kuwait A Functional Analysis

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    Almor, Amit

    Political Advertising in Kuwait A Functional Analysis Jasem Alqaseer Abstract: Most political (Kaid, 2006). In general, political advertising studies focused on the content of political advertising especially on the subject of issues vs. images in advertising. In addition, many studies of political

  13. Lithium isotopes in island arc geothermal systems: Guadeloupe, Martinique (French West Indies) and experimental approach

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Lithium isotopes in island arc geothermal systems: Guadeloupe, Martinique (French West Indies and the Diamant areas). The lithium isotopic signatures of the geothermal fluids collected from deep reservoirs during formation of Li- bearing secondary minerals by the uptake of lithium into the alteration minerals

  14. Hydrogeological model of a high energy geothermal field (Bouillante area, Guadeloupe, French West Indies)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Hydrogeological model of a high energy geothermal field (Bouillante area, Guadeloupe, French West, France 3. BRGM, Department of Geothermal Energy 3, Av. Claude Guillemin - 45060 Orléans Cedex 2, France Abstract The Bouillante geothermal field presently provides about 8% of the annual electricity needs

  15. Ecological disaster in Kuwait; A burning question

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    Wray, T.K. (Waste Away Services, Perrysburg, OH (US))

    1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Six million barrels of oil are going up in smoke each day in Kuwait, dumping 3.7 million pounds of toxic gases, soot, and smoke - including cancer-causing compounds - into the air each hour. This paper reports that the prognosis for the situation is dim. Even as specialized firefighting companies from the United States and Canada began arriving in Kuwait in March, oil officials there predicted dousing the fires would take at least two years and pumping up oil production to pre-war levels would take between five and 10 years. An oil well fire is a disaster. The effect on the ozone, the ecology, the marine life is massive. We aren't even breathing air here, we're just breathing smog.

  16. Case histories of temperature surveys in Kuwait

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    Gupta, B.S.

    1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most crude produced in Kuwait is from naturally flowing wells. Casing, tubing, and cement in these wells remain unchanged after completion. This study discusses the major application of temperature surveys in indicating fluid movement both inside and behind the production string, hence locating any holes in the casing. Some significant cases of temperature anomalies are examined qualitatively, and suggestions are made for a more quantitative interpretation of temperature profiles. 9 refs.

  17. Seismicity and Improved Velocity Structure in Kuwait

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    Gok, R M; Rodgers, A J; Al-Enezi, A

    2006-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN) began operation in 1997 and consists of nine three-component stations (eight short-period and one broadband) and is operated by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. Although the region is largely believed to be aseismic, considerable local seismicity is recorded by KNSN. Seismic events in Kuwait are clustered in two main groups, one in the south and another in the north. The KNSN station distribution is able to capture the southern cluster within the footprint of the network but the northern cluster is poorly covered. Events tend to occur at depths ranging from the free surface to about 20 km. Events in the northern cluster tend to be deeper than those in south, however this might be an artifact of the station coverage. We analyzed KNSN recordings of nearly 200 local events to improve understanding of seismic events and crustal structure in Kuwait, performing several analyses with increasing complexity. First, we obtained an optimized one-dimensional (1D) velocity model for the entire region using the reported KNSN arrival times and routine locations. The resulting model is consistent with a recently obtained model from the joint inversion of receiver functions and surface wave group velocities. Crustal structure is capped by the thick ({approx} 7 km) sedimentary rocks of the Arabian Platform underlain by normal velocities for stable continental crust. Our new model has a crustal thickness of 44 km, constrained by an independent study of receiver functions and surface wave group velocities by Pasyanos et al (2006). Locations and depths of events after relocation with the new model are broadly consistent with those reported by KISR, although a few events move more than a few kilometers. We then used a double-difference tomography technique (tomoDD) to jointly locate the events and estimate three-dimensional (3D) velocity structure. TomoDD is based on hypoDD relocation algorithm and it makes use of both absolute and relative arrival times. We obtained {approx}1500 absolute P and S arrival times and {approx}3200 P and S wave arrival time differences. Event locations do not change greatly when 3D velocity structure is included. Three-dimensional velocity structure, where resolvable, does not differ greatly from our optimized 1D model, indicating that the improved 1D model is adequate for routine event location. Finally, we calculated moment magnitudes, MW, for nearly 155 events using the coda magnitude technique of Mayeda et al., (2003). The fact that most of the relocated events occur below the known sedimentary structures extending to 7 km suggests that they are tectonic in origin. Shallow events within the sedimentary crust in the (southern) Minagish region may be related to oil field activities, although the current study cannot unambiguously determine the source of current seismicity in Kuwait. The improved velocity model reduces the scatter of travel time residuals relative to the locations reported in the KNSN bulletin and may be used for ground motion prediction and hazard estimate studies in Kuwait.

  18. Improving Operational Strategies of an Institutional Building in Kuwait

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    Al-Ragom, F.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Building and Energy Technologies Department (BET) of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research has pledged to achieve 10% reduction in buildings energy consumption by the year 2005. Working in line with the Kuwaiti government that highly...

  19. Analysis of sustainable water supply options for Kuwait

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    Murtaugh, Katharine A. (Katharine Ann)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis considers several options for improving the sustainability of Kuwait's water supply system. The country currently relies heavily on desalination and brackish groundwater extraction. The options considered for ...

  20. Physical properties of soils contaminated by oil lakes, Kuwait

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    Mohammad, A.S. [Kuwait Univ., Safat (Kuwait); Wahba, S.A.; Al-Khatieb, S.O. [Arabian Gulf Univ. (Bahrain)

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In preparation for a marine assault by the coalition forces, the Iraqi Army heavily mined Kuwait`s coastal zone and the oil fields. Over a million mines were placed on the Kuwait soil. Burning of 732 oil wells in the State of Kuwait due to the Iraqi invasion caused damages which had direct and indirect effect on environment. A total of 20-22 million barrels of spilled crude oil were collected in natural desert depressions and drainage network which formed more than 300 oil lakes. The total area covered with oil reached 49 km{sup 2}. More than 375 trenches revealed the existence of hard, massive caliche (CaCO{sub 3}) subsoil which prevent leached oil from reaching deeper horizons, and limited the maximum depth of penetration to 1.75 m. Total volume of soil contaminated reached 22,652,500 m{sup 3} is still causing environmental problems and needs an urgent cleaning and rehabilitation. Kuwait Oil Company has recovered approximately 21 million barrels from the oil lakes since the liberation of Kuwait. In our examined representative soil profiles the oil penetration was not deeper than 45 cm. Infiltration rate, soil permeability, grain size distribution, aggregates formation and water holding capacity were assessed. 15 refs., 5 figs., 5 tabs.

  1. Enhanced Operation Strategies for Air-Conditioning and Lighting Systems Toward Peak Power Reduction for an Office Building in Kuwait

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    Alghimlas, F.; Al-Mulla, A.; Maheshwari, G.P.; Al-Nakib, D.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Enhanced?Operation?Strategies?for?Air? Conditioning?and?Lighting? Systems?Toward?Peak?Power?Reduction? for?an?Office?Building?in?Kuwait F. Alghimlas A. Al-Mulla G.P. Maheshwari D. Al-Nakib Building and Energy Technologies Department...?Increase?in?Power?and?Energy? 6160 6450 6750 7250 7480 7750 8400 8900 9070 9710 27.0 27.5 29.3 31.1 33.1 35.6 37.9 41.6 42.6 45.2 25 30 35 40 45 50 5500 6500 7500 8500 9500 10500 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Y e a r l y E...

  2. Social and Economic Challenges of Implementing Sustainable Materials on Buildings in Kuwait

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    Al-Foraih, R.; Al-Fahad, F.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    building in Kuwait to become a sustainable green building. LEED is still relatively new in Kuwait and the Gulf region, therefore, when certifying an existing governmental building, difficultly is faced with obtaining complete building owners, building upper...

  3. Characterizing Surface Temperature and Clarity of Kuwait's Seawaters Using Remotely Sensed Measurements and GIS Analyses

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    Alsahli, Mohammad M. M.

    2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Kuwait sea surface temperature (SST) and water clarity are important water characteristics that influence the entire Kuwait coastal ecosystem. The aim of this project was to study the spatial and temporal distributions of ...

  4. Impact of Kuwait`s oil-fire smoke cloud on the sky of Bahrain

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    Alnaser, W.E. [Univ. of Bahrain (Bahrain)] [Univ. of Bahrain (Bahrain)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of the Kuwaiti oil well fires of 1991 on the atmospheric parameters of Bahrain (approximately 600 km southeast of Kuwait) were observed. Solar radiation, optical thickness, ultraviolet radiation, horizontal visibility, temperature, and solar spectral distribution were measured for 1991 and compared to the long-term values of 1985-1990. The relative monthly solar radiation in Bahrain was reduced by 8% (February) when 50 oil wells were burning and reduced further to 20% when 470 oil wells were on fire (April-July). In November 1991, when there were 12 oil wells burning, the recorded solar radiation became nearly equal to the long-term average. The monthly average daily optical thickness, {tau}, for the direct or beam solar radiation was calculated. The values of {tau} were found to be larger in 1991 than the average for the years 1985-1990 by nearly 58% during June and returned to normal in October (after nearly all the oil well fires were extinguished). The clear and smoked sky solar spectra distribution were detected before and during the burning of the Kuwait oil wells. Large absorption of the solar radiation was noticed on the 2nd and 3rd of March, 1991. The daily average infrared radiation during 1990 was found to be 6700.4 Whm{sup -2} and shifted to 9182.1 Whm{sup -2} in 1991. Comparison was also made between 1990 and 1991 data of the global solar radiation and the temperature. 13 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

  5. Afro-Caribbean pemphigus : epidemiological data from a 5-year prospective study on the island of Guadeloupe (French West Indies)

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Afro-Caribbean pemphigus : epidemiological data from a 5-year prospective study on the island pemphigus in the Afro- Caribbean population. Objectives: To describe the epidemiology of autoimmune pemphigus on the island of Guadeloupe (French West Indies, 400736 inhabitants, mostly black Caribbean

  6. Reply to comment on "Electrical Tomography of La Soufrire of Guadeloupe Volcano: Field experiments, 1D inversion and

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    Beauducel, François

    Discussion Reply to comment on "Electrical Tomography of La Soufrière of Guadeloupe Volcano: Field.25.Qi; 91.35.Pn; 91.40.-k; 93.30.Vs 1. Introduction We thank Linde and Revil for their comment [1 and discuss our approach for interpreting electrical resistivity data acquired over complex geological

  7. Note sur la crise sismo-volcanique fi la Soufri re de La Guadeloupe 1975-1977"

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    Beauducel, François

    Note sur la crise sismo-volcanique fi la Soufri re de La Guadeloupe 1975-1977" J. DOREL M. FEUII sismo-volcanique dont l'ampleur ~talt nouvelle dans la region Cara~be. Les projections, qul sont rest

  8. Origin and diagenesis of lignin and carbohydrates in mangrove sediments of Guadeloupe (French West Indies): Evidence for a

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Origin and diagenesis of lignin and carbohydrates in mangrove sediments of Guadeloupe (French West the molecular composition (carbohydrates and lignin-derived phenols) of these organic deposits in relationship synthesized by bacteria. On the other hand, lignin phenols were lost rather slowly, i.e. at a similar or lower

  9. Ground level concentration of sulfur dioxide at Kuwait`s major population centers during the oil-field fires

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    Al-Ajmi, D.N.; Marmoush, Y.R. [Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (Kuwait)] [Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (Kuwait)

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the Iraqi occupation, Kuwait`s oil wells were ignited. the fires were damaging to the country`s oil resources and air quality. The impact of the oil-field fires on the air quality was studied to determine the level of exposure to pollutants in major population centers. The period of July-September 1991 was selected for examination. A mathematical model was used to compute the ground-level concentration isopleths. The results of these computations are supported by significant concentrations measured and reported by the Environmental Protection Council, Kuwait. The ground-level concentrations of sulfur dioxide in the major population centers, whether measure or estimated, were less than the ambient standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s air pollution index. The dispersive characteristics were classified according to wind conditions. The results of this assessment provide historical data on Kuwait`s oil fires and may be useful in assessing risks resulting from this catastrophe. 6 refs., 10 fig., 2 tab.

  10. MEW Efforts in Reducing Electricity and Water Consumption in Government and Private Sectors in Kuwait

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    Al-Tayar, I.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Engineers, membership No. 1715. MEW EFFORTS IN REDUCING ELECTRICITY AND WATER CONSUMPTION IN GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTORS IN KUWAIT Eng. Iqbal Al-Tayar Manager ? Technical Supervision Department Planning and Training Sector Ministry... of Electricity & Water (MEW) - Kuwait Historical Background - Electricity ? In 1913, the first electric machine was installed in Kuwait to operate 400 lambs for Al-Saif Palace. ? In 1934, two electric generators were installed with a total capacity of 60 k...

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    3 To: All SEVIS Users Date: May 5, 2011 Summary: , Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya Source: Capecchi,...

  12. Trace gas measurements in the Kuwait oil fire smoke plume

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    Luke, W.T.; Kok, G.L.; Schillawski, R.D.; Zimmerman, P.R.; Greenberg, J.P.; Kadavanich, M. [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States)

    1992-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors report trace gas measurements made both inside and outside the Kuwait oil-fire smoke plume during a flight of an instrumented research aircraft on May 30, 1991. Concentrations of SO{sub 2}, CO, and NO{sub x} averaged vertically and horizontally throughout the plume 80 km downwind of Kuwait City were 106, 127, and 9.1 parts per billion by volume (ppbv), respectively, above background concentrations. With the exception of SO{sub 2}, trace gas concentrations were far below typical US urban levels and primary national ambient air quality standards. Ambient ozone was titrated by NO in the dark, dense core of the smoke plume close to the fires, and photochemical ozone production was limited to the diffuse edge of the plume. Photochemical O{sub 3} production was noted throughout the plume at a distance of 160 km downwind of Kuwait City, and averaged 2.3 ppbv per hour during the first 3 hours of transport. Little additional photochemical production was noted at a downwind range of 340 km. The fluxes of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and reactive nitrogen from the roughly 520 fires still burning on May 30, 1991 are estimated at 1.4 x 10{sup 7} kg SO{sub 2}/d, 6.9 x 10{sup 6} kg CO/d, and 2.7 x 10{sup 5} kg N/d, respectively. Generally low concentrations of CO and NO{sub x} indicate that the combustion was efficient and occurred at low temperatures. Low total nonmethane hydrocarbon concentrations suggest that the volatile components of the petroleum were burned efficiently. 37 refs., 4 figs., 4 tabs.

  13. State of Kuwait Ministry of Oil | Open Energy Information

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  14. U.S. Energy Secretary Visits Kuwait | Department of Energy

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  15. Effect of oil pollution on fresh groundwater in Kuwait

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    Al-Sulaimi, J.; Viswanathan, M.N.; Szekely, F. [Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat (Kuwait)

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Massive oil fires in Kuwait were the aftermath of the Gulf War. This resulted in the pollution of air, water, and soil, the magnitude of which is unparalleled in the history of mankind. Oil fires damaged several oil well heads, resulting in the flow of oil, forming large oil lakes. Products of combustion from oil well fires deposited over large areas. Infiltrating rainwater, leaching out contaminants from oil lakes and products of combustion at ground surface, can reach the water table and contaminate the groundwater. Field investigations, supported by laboratory studies and mathematical models, show that infiltration of oil from oil lakes will be limited to a depth of about 2 m from ground surface. Preliminary mathematical models showed that contaminated rainwater can infiltrate and reach the water table within a period of three to four days, particularly at the Raudhatain and Umm Al-Aish regions. These are the only regions in Kuwait where fresh groundwater exists. After reaching the water table, the lateral movement of contaminants is expected to be very slow under prevailing hydraulic gradients. Groundwater monitoring at the above regions during 1992 showed minor levels of vanadium, nickel, and total hydrocarbons at certain wells. Since average annual rainfall in the region is only 120 mm/yr, groundwater contamination due to the infiltration of contaminated rainwater is expected to be a long-term one. 13 refs., 15 figs., 2 tabs.

  16. Chemical and physical properties of emissions from Kuwait oil fires

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    Stevens, R.; Pinto, J.; Mamane, Y.; Ondov, J.; Abdulraheem, M.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    After the Iraqi retreat from Kuwait in 1991, airborne sampling was conducted in the oil fire plumes near Kuwait City and ground-level samples were taken of the air within the city. For the airborne sampling, a versatile air pollution sampler was used to determine the SO(2), elemental concentrations, the aerosol mass loadings and SO4(2-) and NO3(1-) concentrations. Striking differences between the black and white plumes were associated with high concentrations of NaCl and CaCl(2) measured in the white plumes and large numbers of carbon chain agglomerates in the black plumes. For the ground-based measurements, an annular denuder system was used to determine levels of SO(2), SO4(2-), trace elements, and mass loadings. Certain pollutant levels rose in the city during inversion conditions, when winds were too weak to continue moving the combustion products directly to the Persian Gulf, and the increased levels of Pb and certain trace elements were comparable to those in other large urban areas in Europe.

  17. Implementation of Simple Measures for Savings Water and Energy Consumption in Kuwait Government Buildings

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    Albaharani, H.; Al-Mulla, A.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper gives in details the efforts made by the Public Services Department (PSD) to reduce water and energy consumptions in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour's (MOSAL) buildings in Kuwait. PSD manages around 125 buildings distributed...

  18. International project finance : the case of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

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    Al-Jassar, Sulaiman Ahmed

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines the record of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in light of changing fashions regarding the proper role and management of such funds in the development finance process. The key ...

  19. Ozone chemistry in the smoke from the Kuwait oil fires

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    Herring, J.A.; Hobbs, P.V. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)

    1992-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Ozone depletion occurred in the core of the plume of smoke from the Kuwait oil fires within 100 km of the fires, primarily in regions where NO{sub x} concentrations were high and ultraviolet flux was near zero. Rapid conversion of NO to NO{sub 2} can explain almost all of the ozone loss. Ozone was produced in diffuse regions of the plume, where the ultraviolet flux was higher than in the core. However, due to the relatively high ratio of nonmethane hydrocarbons to NO{sub x}, ozone production was slow. Since ozone was produced in a much larger volume than it was depleted, the plume as a whole was a source of ozone on a regional scale. 27 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Studies of the Kuwait oil fire plume during midsummer 1991

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    Daum, P.H.; Al-Sunaid, A.; Busness, K.M.; Hales, J.M.; Mazurek, M. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1993-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports aircraft observations of the Kuwait oil fire plume conducted during the period July 31-August 17, 1991. During this study the plume was transported almost exclusively to the south of Kuwait over the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula. The plume base was generally found to be well above the surface, in some cases as high as 1-2 km; plume tops did not exceed 5 km. Aerosol mass (based on measured aerosol constituents) in the central section of the plume, ca. 150-200 km downwind of the source region, was found to be >500 {mu}g/m{sup 3}, with number densities in the size range (approximate) 0.2 < d < 3 {mu}m (where d is diameter) as high as 30,000/cm{sup 3}. The aerosol was composed of (in order of approximate contribution to mass) inorganic salts, elemental carbon, and organic carbon. Sodium chloride constituted a surprisingly large component of the soluble inorganic mass. The aerosol particles appeared to function as good cloud condensation nuclei, with a large fraction of accumulation mode particles (by number) activated at a supersaturation of 0.6%. Under conditions in which the plume was relatively compact, transmittance of solar radiation to the surface was only 10-20%. Plume albedo was observed to be as low as 2-3% close to the source region, consistent with the high elemental-carbon concentrations present in the plume. Trace gas concentrations were consistent with fuel composition and with current knowledge of atmospheric chemical processes. Sulfur dioxide concentrations close to the source region were found to be as high as 300-400 ppb. The emissions factor for S (expressed as a percentage) was estimated to be 1.8%, which is consistent with estimates of a fuel sulfur content of 2-2.5%. SO{sub 2} was found to be only slowly oxidized (<1%/h). Nitrogen oxide concentrations were found to be quite low (<50 ppb near the source, decreasing to 1-2 ppb well downwind), which is consistent with a crude oil nitrogen source. 32 refs., 15 figs., 7 tabs.

  1. Chemical composition of emissions from the Kuwait oil fires

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    Ferek, R.J.; Hobbs, P.V.; Herring, J.A. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Laursen, K.K. [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States); Weiss, R.E. [Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, Beaverton, OR (United States); Rasmussen, R.A. [Radiance Research, Inc., Seattle, WA (United States)

    1992-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Airborne measurements in the smoke from the Kuwait oil fires in May and June 1991 indicate that the combined oil and gas emissions were equivalent to the consumption of about 4.6 million barrels of oil per day. The combustion was relatively efficient, with about 96% of the fuel carbon burned emitted as CO{sub 2}. Particulate smoke emissions averaged 2% of the fuel burned, of which about 20% was soot. About two-thirds of the mass of the smoke was accounted for by salt, soot, and sulfate. The salt most likely originated from oil field brines, which were ejected from the wells along with the oil. The salt accounts for the fact that many of the plumes were white. SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} were removed from the smoke at rates of about 6 and 22% per hour, respectively. The high salt and sulfate contents explain why a large fraction of the particles in the smoke were efficient cloud condensation nuclei. 14 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Taking stock of Saddam's fiery legacy in Kuwait

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    Hoffman, M.

    1991-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Six months after Saddam Hussein's torching of more than 700 Kuwaiti oil wells, health officials, meteorologists, and environmental experts convened during mid-August in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to assess the impact of the fires. The soot cloud produced by the fires hasn't produced a nuclear winter, nor are the carbon dioxide and other gases released going to have an appreciable effect on global warming, although regional weather changes are possible. So far adverse health effects from the heavy pall of pollution caused by the fires have been surprisingly mild. This isn't to say that premature deaths will not occur, but many scientists had feared much worse. Nevertheless, all researchers concede that the data for this particular conclusion are still preliminary, and they expressed concerns that health problems may worsen in the coming months. Most of the health effects are expected in a region blanketed by a plume of smoke 800 to 1,000 kilometers long. The average concentrations of the primary pollutants it contains, carbon-based particles and sulfur dioxide, are similar to those in any large urban center. Still, the oil fires increase the pollution burden on Kuwait, which already had a problem with particulates in the air, and some epidemiologists expect that the extra pollutants will take their toll.

  3. Optical extinction of smoke from the Kuwait oil fires

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    Weiss, R.E. [Radiance Research, Inc., Seattle, WA (United States); Hobbs, P.V. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)

    1992-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Aircraft-based measurements of optical extinction, optical scattering, and particle mass concentrations were obtained in the smoke from the Kuwait oil fires during May and June 1991. These measurements were used to derive optical absorption, single-scattering albedo ({anti {omega}}), specific absorption and the amount of soot in the smoke. Measurements were made in smoke from individual oil wells, pool fires and in composite smoke plumes. The value of {anti {omega}} for smoke from the individual fires was either 0.35-0.4 (for the black smoke) or 0.85-0.95 (for the white smoke). For the aged composite plume from all of the fires, {anti {omega}} ranged from 0.52 to 0.6. The specific absorption of the composite smoke varied from about 2 m{sup 2} g{sup {minus}1} near the fires to about 1.5 m{sup 2} g{sup {minus}1} well downwind. 8 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Green Classroom: Daylighting-conscious Design for Kuwait Autism Center

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    Abdullah Al-mohaisen; Omar Khattab

    Consideration to the natural elements, such as daylighting, at the earliest in the architectural design process is suggested by many as necessary for sustainable buildings. The implementation of a successful daylighting strategy in the design of buildings improves spatial quality and saves energy required, otherwise, for artificial lighting. Daylighting becomes a design mandate in the case of certain spaces; e.g. classrooms in educational buildings. Many researchers have indicated a correlation between the way classrooms are designed and students ' performance. This paper discusses a case study of the environmental design of Kuwait Autism Centre that adopted the provision of adequate daylighting in educational spaces as a major design focus. An extensive daylighting evaluation was conducted on all educational facilities of the proposed conceptual design of the centre. The recommendations from the evaluation were implemented in the design development stages. Earlier conceptual design drawings as well as the final designs are described. The paper summarises the daylighting design recommendations and explains the daylighting simulation process and analysis for decision making in design. Additionally it shows the annual energy savings as a result of the daylighting-conscious design of the classrooms.

  5. Kinematics of the helium accretor GP Com

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    T. R. Marsh

    1998-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We present time-resolved spectra of the double-degenerate binary star, GP Com. The spectra confirm the presence and period (46.5 min) of the `S'-wave feature found by Nather, Robinson and Stover. GP Com is erratically variable at X-ray and UV wavelengths. We have found the equivalent variability in our data, which, as also seen in UV data, is mostly confined to the emission lines. The HeII 4686 changes by the largest amount, consistent with X-ray driven photo-ionisation. The flaring part of the line profiles is broader than the average, as expected if they are dominated by the inner disc. The HeII 4686 profile is especially remarkable in that its blue-shifted peak is 1400 km/s from line centre compared to 700 km/s for the HeI lines (the red-shifted peak is blended with HeI 4713). We deduce that HeII 4686 emission is confined to the inner 1/4 of the disc. We suggest that the activity of the inner disc indicates that accretion is significant (and unstable) there, in contrast to quiescent dwarf novae, in support of models in which GP Com is in a (quasi-)steady-state of low mass transfer rate. GP Com shows triple-peaked lines profiles which consist of the usual double-peaked profiles from a disc plus a narrow component at line centre. We find evidence for both radial velocity and flux variability in this component, inconsistent with a nebula origin. The radial velocity amplitude and its phase relative to the `S'-wave are consistent with an origin on the accreting white dwarf, if the mass ratio, q = M2/M1, is of order 0.02, as expected on evolutionary grounds. However this explanation is still not satisfactory as the systemic velocity of the narrow component shows significant variation from line to line, and we have no explanation for this.

  6. GP MMU29156 1 13 106 PIR2 S43074 13 106

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    Karplus, Kevin

    GP MMU29156 1 13 106 PIR2 S43074 13 106 SW EP15 HUMAN 13 106 SW EP15 MOUSE 13 105 GP D87042 1 386 460 GP D84408 1 322 396 GP SC22KBF 1 7 84 SW YBE7 YEAST 7 84 SW END3 YEAST 1 96 PIR2 S57952 5 100 GP HUMAN 121 218 PIR2 S43074 121 218 GP HSAF001434 1 438 533 GP DMU70135 1 400 495 GP AF032118 1 213 310 GP

  7. Greater Burgan of Kuwait: world's second largest oil field

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    Youash, Y.Y.

    1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Greater Burgan (Main burgan, Magwa, and Ahmadi) field is located in the Arabian Platform geologic province and the stable shelf tectonic environment of the Mesopotamian geosyncline, a sedimentary basin extending from the Arabian shield on the west to the complexly folded and faulted Zagros Mountains on the east. The structural development in Cretaceous time represents a major anticlinorium bounded by a basin to the west and a synclinorium to the east. Greater Burgan is located within this anticlinorium. The field consists of three dome structures 25 km wide and 65 km long with gentle dips of only few degrees. Faults have little throw and did not contribute to the trapping mechanism. The structural deformation may have been caused by halokinetic movements and most likely by basement block faulting that may have started in the Paleozoic. Greater Burgan was discovered in 1938. All production during the last 40 years has been by its natural pressure. Although natural gas injection has been carried out for some time, no waterflooding has been initiated yet. Recoverable reserves of the field are 87 billion bbl of oil. During the last 5 years giant reserves have been added in this field from the deeper strata of Jurassic age. Several deep wells have been drilled to the Permian for the purpose of discovering gas. So far, no Permian gas has been found in Kuwait. The Permian is 25,000 ft deep, and it is unlikely gas will be found there in the future. However, the potential of the Jurassic reservoirs will be a major target in the future. Also, there is a great possibility of discovering oil in stratigraphic traps, as several producing strata in the nearby fields pinch out on the flanks of this giant structure. Enhanced oil recovery should add significant reserves in the future.

  8. Markov Models for GP and Variablelength GAs with Homologous Crossover

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Markov Models for GP and Variable­length GAs with Homologous Crossover Riccardo Poli School Abstract In this paper we present a Markov model for GP and variable­length GAs with homolo­ gous crossover from the parents. We obtain this result by using the core of Vose's model for GAs in conjunction

  9. NNSA Signs Memorandum with Kuwait to Increase Cooperation on Nuclear Safeguards and Nonproliferation

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    Thomas D'Agostino

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On June 23, 2010, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on nuclear safeguards and other nonproliferation topics with the Kuwait National Nuclear Energy Committee (KNNEC). NNSA Administrator Thomas D'Agostino and KNNEC's Secretary General, Dr. Ahmad Bishara, signed the memorandum at a ceremony at U.S. Department of Energy headquarters in Washington.

  10. Sustainable water resources development in Kuwait : an integrated approach with comparative analysis of the case of Singapore

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    Nazerali, Nasruddin A

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis assesses the water resource status of Kuwait and Singapore, both countries considered as water scarce. The institutional aspect of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) efforts in both countries is closely ...

  11. An examination of the perceived need and recommended body of knowledge for architectural internship programs in Kuwait

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    Abdullah, Mohammad

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    AN EXAMINATION OF THE PERCEIVED NEED AND RECOMMENDED BODY OF KNOWLEDGE FOR ARCHITECTURAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS IN KUWAIT A Dissertation by MOHAMMAD ABDULLAH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS IN KUWAIT A Dissertation by MOHAMMAD ABDULLAH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair...

  12. Emission factors for particles, elemental carbon, and trace gases from the Kuwait oil fires

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    Laursen, K.K.; Ferek, R.J.; Hobbs, P.V. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Rasmussen, R.A. [Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, Beaverton, OR (United States)

    1992-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Emission factors are presented for particles, elemental carbon (i.e., soot), total organic carbon in particles and vapor, and for various trace gases from the 1991 Kuwait oil fires. Particle emissions accounted for {approximately} 2% of the fuel burned. In general, soot emission factors were substantially lower than those used in recent {open_quotes}nuclear winter{close_quotes} calculations. Differences in the emissions and appearances of some of the individual fires are discussed. Carbon budget data for the composite plumes from the Kuwait fires are summarized; most of the burned carbon in the plumes was in the form of CO{sub 2}. Fluxes are presented for several combustion products. 26 refs., 1 fig., 5 tabs.

  13. Assessment of damage to the desert surfaces of Kuwait due to the Gulf War

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    El-Baz, F. (Boston Univ., MA (United States). Center for Remote Sensing); Al-Ajmi, D. (Kuwait Inst. for Scientific Research (Kuwait). Environmental and Earth Sciences Div.)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a preliminary report on a joint research project by Boston University and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research that commenced in April 1992. The project aim is to establish the extent and nature of environmental damage to the desert surface and coastal zone of Kuwait due to the Gulf War and its aftermath. Change detection image enhancement techniques were employed to enhance environmental change by comparison of Landsat Thematic Mapper images obtained before the wars and after the cessation of the oil and well fires. Higher resolution SPOT images were also utilized to evaluate the nature of the environmental damage to specific areas. The most prominent changes were due to: (1) the deposition of oil and course-grained soot on the desert surface as a result of oil rain'' from the plume that emanated from the oil well fires; (2) the formation of hundreds of oil lakes, from oil seepage at the damaged oil well heads; (3) the mobilization of sand and dust and (4) the pollution of segments of the coastal zone by the deposition of oil from several oil spills. Interpretation of satellite image data are checked in the field to confirm the observations, and to assess the nature of the damage. Final results will be utilized in establishing the needs for remedial action to counteract the harmful effects of the various types of damage to the environment of Kuwait.

  14. Measurement of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in the plume of Kuwait oil well fires

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    Olsen, K.B.; Wright, C.W.; Veverka, C. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Ball, J.C. [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States). Scientific Research Lab.; Stevens, R. [US Environmental Protection Agency (United States). Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Following their retreat from Kuwait during February and March of 1991, the Iraqi Army set fire to over 500 oil wells dispersed throughout the Kuwait oil fields. During the period of sampling from July to August 1991, it was estimated that between 3.29 {times} 10{sup 6} barrels per day of crude oil were combusted. The resulting fires produced several plumes of black and white smoke that coalesced to form a composite ``super`` plume. Because these fires were uncontrolled, significant quantities of organic materials were dispersed into the atmosphere and drifted throughout the Middle East. The organic particulants associated with the plume of the oil well fires had a potential to be rich in polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds. Based on the extreme mutagenic and carcinogenic activities of PAHs found in laboratory testing, a serious health threat to the population of that region potentially existed. Furthermore, the Kuwait oil fire plumes represented a unique opportunity to study the atmospheric chemistry associated with PAHs in the plume. If samples were collected near the plume source and from the plume many kilometers downwind from the source, comparisons could be made to better understand atmospheric reactions associated with particle-bound and gas-phase PAHs. To help answer health-related concerns and to better understand the fate and transport of PAHs in an atmospheric environment, a sampling and analysis program was developed.

  15. FlexGP : a scalable system for factored learning in the cloud

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    Derby, Owen C

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work presents FlexGP, a new system designed for scalable machine learning in the cloud. FlexGP presents a learner-agnostic, data-parallel approach to cloud-based distributed learning using existing single-machine ...

  16. Radiative effects of the smoke clouds from the Kuwait oil fires

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    Pilewskie, P.; Valero, F.P.J. [NASA/Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA (United States)

    1992-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The radiative effects of the smoke from the Kuwait oil fires were assessed by measuring downwelling and upwelling solar flux, as well as spectral solar extinction beneath, above, and within the smoke plume. Seven radiation flight missions were undertaken between May 16 and June 2, 1991, to characterize the plume between the source region in Kuwait and approximately 200 km south, near Manama, Bahrain. The authors present results from one flight representative of conditions of the composite plume. On May 18, 1991, in a homogeneous, well-mixed region of smoke approximately 100 km downstream of the fires, visible optical depths as high as 2 were measured, at which time transmission to the surface was 8%, while 78% of the solar radiation was absorbed by the smoke. The calculated instantaneous heating rate inside the plume reached 24 K/d. While these effects are probably typical of those regions in the Persian Gulf area directly covered by the smoke, there is no evidence to suggest significant climatic effects in other regions. 13 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  17. Geological model of the Jurassic section in the State of Kuwait

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    Yousif, S.; Nouman, G.

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Until the end of the seventies, the knowledge of Jurassic Geology in the State of Kuwait was very limited, since only one deep well was drilled and bottomed in the Triassic sediments. Few scattered wells partially penetrated the Jurassic sequence. During the eighties, appreciable number of wells were drilled through the Jurassic, and added a remarkable volume of information. consequently it was necessary to analyze the new data, in order to try to construct a geological model for the Jurassic in the State of Kuwait. This paper includes a number of isopach maps explaining the Jurassic depositional basin which also helps in trying to explain the Jurassic basin in the Arabian Gulf basin. Structural evolution of the Jurassic sequence indicated an inversion of relief when compared with the Cretaceous sequence. In fact, the main Cretaceous arches were sites of sedimentation troughs during the Jurassic period. This fact marks a revolution in the concepts for the Jurassic oil exploration. One of the very effective methods of the definition of the Jurassic structures is the isopaching of the Gotnia Formation. Najmah, Sargelu and Marrat Formations include the main Jurassic reservoirs which were detected as a result of the exploration activities during the eighties. Selective stratigraphic and structural cross sections have been prepared to demonstrate and explain the nature of the Jurassic sediments.

  18. GP MSLVCLM7 145 216 PIR2 JX0347 107 178

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    Karplus, Kevin

    GP MSLVCLM7 145 216 PIR2 JX0347 107 178 PIR2 JX0349 120 178 3D 1KJD 120 PIR2 A30359 42 164 SW LEM3 38 161 SW LEM1 MOUSE 38 161 GP MUSLHR4 38 161 PIR3 JC4892 38 161 GP MMPLNHR 38 161 3D 1KJB 120 SW LEM1 PANTR 38 161 SW LEM1 HUMAN 38 161 PIR2 A34015 51 174 PIR2 S09702 51 174 GP HUMLNHR 38 161 GP

  19. Implementation of Smart Operation Strategies for Air-Conditioning and Lighting Systems for Ministries Complex in the State of Kuwait

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    Al-Mulla, A.; Maheshwari, G. P.; Al-Nakib, D.; Ishaqali, H.

    The smart operation strategies were implemented for Air-Conditioning (A/C) and lighting systems to reduce the national load at Ministries Complex (MC) in the state of Kuwait. The A/C system in MC is a district cooling system that comprises of 8...

  20. Chain-aggregate aerosols in smoke from the Kuwait oil fires

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    Weiss, R.E. [Radiance Research, Inc., Seattle, WA (United States); Kapustin, V.N. [Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Hobbs, P.V. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)

    1992-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrooptical scattering was used to detect aggregated particle chains in the smoke from the Kuwait oil fires. Nonsphericity was detected by the change in light scattering brought about by induced alignment of particles when subjected to a pulsed, bipolar electric field. Measured parameters included the steady state enhancement of light scattering for complete orientation of the particles, and the rotational diffusion constant, calculated from the time required for the particles to relax to a random orientation after the electric field was removed. Chain aggregates of soot formed within seconds of combustion for those fires producing black smoke. These aggregates agglomerated to some extent in the smoke near the fires, but then remained relatively unchanged for several hours of travel downwind. Very little nonsphericity was detected for particles in the plume of white smoke, which consisted primarily of salt brine products emitted along with the oil. 10 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  1. An approach to predict tarmat breakdown in Minagish Reservoir in Kuwait

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    Osman, M.E.

    1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Minagish Oolite reservoir, Minagish Field in Kuwait is characterized by tarmat presence at the oil-water contact. A water flooding project is planned for the reservoir. This paper discusses the possibility of tarmat break-down upon water injection below it. It was found that differential pressure at tarmat would be mainly due to water injection and that differential pressure due to oil production would be negligible. This paper suggests a technique to predict tarmat break-down time, response time at the nearest producer or observation well and the time at which water injection should be switched from below tarmat to above it. Also, the technique could be used to predict the differential pressure at tarmat anywhere in the reservoir.

  2. Petroleum prices and profits in the 90 days following the invasion of Kuwait

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    1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For the third in the past 20 years the world has experienced an interruption in the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, and shut down of Kuwait oil production capacity followed by the United Nations boycott of Iraqi oil removed 8 percent of the world's oil supply. The result was a sharp increase in the process of crude oil and petroleum products. These events raised numerous questions about the performance of energy markets and energy firms. This report supplies a first answer for some of those questions. At the time this report was prepared the invasion has been in effect for 90 days. Not all the data is available to fully answer every question. Some issues can only be completely resolved after more time has passed in which the invasion and its effects have had an opportunity to be fully assimilated. This report was specifically requested by W. Henson Moore, Deputy Secretary of Energy as a way of supplying the American public with what could be said about the current situation. Rumors abound and mixconceptions have proliferated. This report strives to give a proper perspective on some of the more vexing issues which the invasion produced. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has addressed many questions in this report. By the way of summary these are the 10 most most frequently asked questions and EIA's quick answers. The page references tell the reader where to look in the report for further explanation. These are not the only issues addressed and EIA hopes that readers will be able to satisfy their curiosity about their own questions within the pages of this report.

  3. Markov Chain Models for GP and Variable-length GAs with Homologous Crossover

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    Poli, Riccardo

    Markov Chain Models for GP and Variable-length GAs with Homologous Crossover Riccardo Poli School mcphee@mrs.umn.edu Abstract In this paper we present a Markov chain model for GP and variable-length GAs of the genetic material taken from the parents. We obtain this result by using the core of Vose's model for GAs

  4. Composition analyses of size-resolved aerosol samples taken from aircraft downwind of Kuwait, Spring 1991

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    Cahill, T.A.; Wilkinson, K. [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States); Schnell, R. [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States)

    1992-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Analyses are reported for eight aerosol samples taken from the National Center for Atmospheric Research Electra typically 200 to 250 km downwind of Kuwait between May 19 and June 1, 1991. Aerosols were separated into fine (D{sub p} < 2.5 {mu}m) and coarse (2.5 < D{sub p} 10 {mu}m) particles for optical, gravimetric, X ray and nuclear analyses, yielding information on the morphology, mass, and composition of aerosols downwind of Kuwait. The mass of coarse aerosols ranged between 60 and 1971 {mu}g/m{sup 3} and, while dominated by soil derived aerosols, contained considerable content of sulfates and salt (NaCl) and soot in the form of fluffy agglomerates. The mass of fine aerosols varied between 70 and 785 {mu}g/m{sup 3}, of which about 70% was accounted for via compositional analyses performed in vacuum. While most components varied greatly from flight to flight, organic matter and fine soils each accounted for about 1/4 of the fine mass, while salt and sulfates contributed about 10% and 7%, respectively. The Cl/S ratios were remarkably constant, 2.4 {+-} 1.2 for coarse particles and 2.0 {+-} 0.2 for fine particles, with one flight deleted in each case. Vanadium, when observed, ranged from 9 to 27 ng/m{sup 3}, while nickel ranged from 5 to 25 ng/m{sup 3}. In fact, fine sulfates, vanadium, and nickel occurred in levels typical of Los Angeles, California, during summer 1986. The V/Ni ratio, 1.7 {+-} 0.4, was very similar to the ratios measured in fine particles from combusted Kuwaiti oil, 1.4 {+-} 0.9. Bromine, copper, zinc, and arsenic/lead were also observed at levels between 2 and 190 ng/m{sup 3}. The presence of massive amounts of fine, typically alkaline soils in the Kuwaiti smoke plumes significantly modified their behavior and probably mitigated their impacts, locally and globally. 16 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs.

  5. Daily dispersion model calculations of the Kuwait oil fire smoke plume

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    Ellis, J.S.; Foster, C.S.; Foster, K.T.; Sullivan, T.J. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)); Baskett, R.L.; Nasstrom, J.S.; Schalk, W.W. III (EG and G Energy Measurements, Inc., Pleasanton, CA (United States)); Greenly, G.D. (IT Corp., Irvine, CA (United States))

    1992-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC) provided daily forecasts of the position and spatial character of the Kuwait oil fire smoke plume to the NSF-coordinated research aircraft missions in the Persian Gulf. ARAC also provided daily plume dispersion products to various nations in the Persian Gulf region under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization for a period of nearly 5 months. Forecasted three dimensional winds were provided to ARAC from the US Air Force Global Weather Central's Relocatable Wind Model (RWM). The RWM winds were spaced approximately 90 km in the horizontal and were located at the surface, 1000 ft., 2000 ft, 5000 ft and every 5000 ft up to 30,000 ft elevation. The forecast periods were 0, 6, 24, and 36 hours from both 0000 and 1200 UTC. A wind field model (MATHEW) corrected for terrain influences on the wind. The smoke plume was dispersed using a three dimensional particle-in-cell code (ADPIC) with buoyant plume rise capability. Multiple source locations were used to represent the burning oil fields. Improved estimates of the source term and emission factors for the smoke were incorporated into the ADPIC calculations as the field measurement data were made available.

  6. Daily dispersion model calculations of the Kuwait oil fire smoke plume

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    Ellis, J.S.; Foster, C.S.; Foster, K.T.; Sullivan, T.J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Baskett, R.L.; Nasstrom, J.S.; Schalk, W.W. III [EG and G Energy Measurements, Inc., Pleasanton, CA (United States); Greenly, G.D. [IT Corp., Irvine, CA (United States)

    1992-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC) provided daily forecasts of the position and spatial character of the Kuwait oil fire smoke plume to the NSF-coordinated research aircraft missions in the Persian Gulf. ARAC also provided daily plume dispersion products to various nations in the Persian Gulf region under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization for a period of nearly 5 months. Forecasted three dimensional winds were provided to ARAC from the US Air Force Global Weather Central`s Relocatable Wind Model (RWM). The RWM winds were spaced approximately 90 km in the horizontal and were located at the surface, 1000 ft., 2000 ft, 5000 ft and every 5000 ft up to 30,000 ft elevation. The forecast periods were 0, 6, 24, and 36 hours from both 0000 and 1200 UTC. A wind field model (MATHEW) corrected for terrain influences on the wind. The smoke plume was dispersed using a three dimensional particle-in-cell code (ADPIC) with buoyant plume rise capability. Multiple source locations were used to represent the burning oil fields. Improved estimates of the source term and emission factors for the smoke were incorporated into the ADPIC calculations as the field measurement data were made available.

  7. Dynamical and radiative response to the massive injection of aerosol from Kuwait oil burning fires

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    Ferretti, R.; Visconti, G. [Univ. L`Aquila (Italy)

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of the injection of large amount of soot comparable to that produced in the burning of oil wells in Kuwait were studied using a 2-D mesoscale model. During the three day numerical simulation the ground-atmosphere system appears to be strongly perturbed. A surface cooling is produced in the first two days above and downwind of the sources. The cooling, between -10 C over the desert and -0.5 C over the sea is dependent on the surface characteristics. The temperature decrease at the ground results in a stratified troposphere which inhibits convection and perturbs the normal diurnal variability of the boundary layer while the upper levels are driven by the radiative warming of the aerosol layer. In this region after few hours the simulation produces a warming of 0.8 C reaching a maximum of 6 C is after 60 hours. During the last 2 days of simulation the long wave radiation emitted by the low altitude atmospheric layers contribute to mitigate the surface cooling. A detailed discussion of the radiative and the dynamical interactions is given and it is shown that beside the specific interest in the short term effects these results may be useful to parameterize the smoke source for a General Circulation Model (GCM) simulation.

  8. Assessment of the histopathological lesions and chemical analysis of feral cats to the smoke from the Kuwait oil fires

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    Moeller, R.B. Jr.; Dick, E.J.; Pletcher, J.M. [Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC (United States)] [and others

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Twenty-six adult or subadult feral cats were collected from Kuwait approximately 8 months after the ignition of the Kuwait oil wells. These animals were obtained from two sources: 12 animals from Kuwait City, a relatively smoke-free area, and 14 from the city of Ahmadi, an area with heavy smoke. Animals were euthanized and a complete set of tissues consisting of all major organs was taken for histopathology. Samples of lung, liver, kidney, urine, and blood were also taken for toxicology. Histopathological lesions observed in the lung were mild accumulations of anthracotic pigment in the lungs of 17 cats. Hyperplasia of the bronchial and bronchiolar gland in 8 cats, and smooth muscle hyperplasia of bronchioles in 14 cats. Tracheal gland hyperplasia was observed in 7 cats, and minimal squamous metaplasia of the tracheal mucosa in 17 cats, Laryngeal lesions consisted of submucosal gland hyperplasia in 2 cats and squamous metaplasia of the mucosa in 5 cats. Hyperplasia of the nasal submucosal glands was observed in 6 animals. The pharyngeal mucosa as well as other organs and organ systems were normal in all cats. Atomic absorption analysis for 11 metals was performed; vanadium and nickel levels (two metals that were present in the smoke from the oil fires) are not indicative of substantial exposure to the oil fires. Based on the histopathological findings and toxicological analysis, it is felt that inhalation of air contaminated with smoke from the oil fires had little or no long-term effect on the animals examined. 36 refs., 3 figs., 7 tabs.

  9. Assessment of the histopathological lesions and chemical analysis of feral cats to the smoke from Kuwait oil fires

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    Moeller, R.B.; Kalasinsky, V.F.; Razzaque, M.; Centeno, J.A.; Dick, E.J.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Twenty-six adult or subadult feral cats were collected from Kuwait approximately 8 months after the ignition of the Kuwait oil wells. These animals were obtained from two sources: 12 animals from Kuwait City, a relatively Co smoke-free area, and 14 from the city of Alimadi, an area with heavy smoke. Animals were euthanized and a complete set of tissues consisting of all 0 major organs was taken for histopathology. Samples of lung, liver, kidney, urine, and blood were also taken for toxicology. Histopathological lesions observed in the lung were mild accumulations of anthracotic pigment in the lungs of 17 cats. Hyperplasia of the bronchial and bronchiolar gland in 8 cats, and smooth muscle hyperplasia of bronchioles in 14 cats. Iracheal gland hyperplasia was observed in 7 cats, and minimal squamous metaplasia of the tracheal mucosa in 17 cats, Laryngeal lesions consisted of submucosal gland hyperplasia in 2 cats and squamous metaplasia of the mucosa in 5 cats. Hyperplasia of the nasal submucosal glands was observed in 6 animals. The pharyngeal mucosa as well as other organs and organ systems (a) were normal in all cats. Atomic absorption analysis for 11 metals was performed; vanadium and nickel levels (two metals that were present in the smoke from the oil fires) are not indicative of substantial exposure to the oil fires. Based on the histopathological findings and toxicological analysis, it is felt that inhalation of air contaminated with smoke from the oil fires had little or no long-term effect on the animals examined.

  10. Pacific Northwest Laboratory Gulfstream I measurements of the Kuwait oil-fire plume, July--August 1991

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    Busness, K.M.; Hales, J.M.; Hannigan, R.V.; Thorp, J.M.; Tomich, S.D.; Warren, M.J. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Al-Sunaid, A.A. (Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)); Daum, P.H.; Mazurek, M. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States))

    1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1991, the Pacific Northwest Laboratory conducted a series of aircraft measurements to determine pollutant and radiative properties of the smoke plume from oil fires in Kuwait. This work was sponsored by the US Department emanating of Energy, in cooperation with several other agencies as part of an extensive effort coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization, to obtain a comprehensive data set to assess the characteristics of the plume and its environmental impact. This report describes field measurement activities and introduces the various data collected, but provides only limited analyses of these data. Results of further data analyses will be presented in subsequent open-literature publications.

  11. Engineering of HIV gp120 by yeast surface display for neutralizing antibody characterization and immunogen design

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    Mata-Fink, Jordi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The sequence diversity of glycoprotein gp120 of the envelope spike of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) allows the virus to escape from antibody selection pressure. Certain conserved epitopes, like the CD4 binding site, ...

  12. An evaluation of acid frac/matrix stimulation of a tight limestone formation in exploratory wells in Kuwait

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    Singh, J.R.

    1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the advent of Kuwait's intensive exploratory activities to locate and test deeper geologic structures, tighter and very low porosity limestone formations were progressively encountered. Most of these hydrocarbon bearing formations initially appeared to be very stubborn and hardly indicated any fluid influx into the well-bore. In certain cases the hydrostatic head was nearly completely removed by unloading the well practically down to perforations, thereby creating optimum draw-down but it either resulted in poor inflow or none at all. In the absence of currently available chemicals, equipment, job design engineering and better understanding of tight carbonate formations and their responses to various acid formulations, some of these could have slipped into unattractive categories. With the implementation of specially designed matrix and acid-frac treatments, these formation have, however, been unmasked and turned out to be highly potential finds now. This paper basically outlines the salient features of theoretical and operational aspects of stimulating and testing some of the very low porosity hard limestone formations in Kuwait recently.

  13. Increased frequencies of sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) in peripheral blood lymphocytes of U.S. troops deployed in Kuwait

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    McDiarmid, M.A. Kolodner, K. [John Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States); Scott, B.G. [Army Environmental Hygiene Agency, Aberdeen, MD (United States)] [and others

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concern over potential exposure of U.S. troops to genotoxic emissions generated in oil well fires prompted a Biologic Surveillance Initiative to examine levels of genetic damage in a cohort of troops deployed in Kuwait. Blood was drawn from members of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment on June 6, 1991 while they were stationed in Germany (PRE, n=61), on August 11, 1991 after being deployed in Kuwait (DURING, n=51) and again on October 10, 1991 after returning to Germany (POST, n=36). Cells were cultured for 68-72 hours in RPMI 1640 medium supplemented with 15% fetal bovine serum, 1% phytohemagglutinin and 10 {mu}g/ml 5-bromo-2`-deoxyuridine. Metaphase cells were prepared by standard techniques and stained with Hoechst 33258 plus Giemsa to visualize SCE. Whenever possible, a total of 25 well-spread and well-stained cells were evaluated for each individual. Only 26 soldiers had values available for all three sampling points. Data on 50 soldiers was available for PRE and DURING sampling while data on 35 samples was available for a PRE vs POST comparison. The average frequency of SCE/cell increased from 4.33 {plus_minus} 0.53 in the PRE samples to 5.12 {plus_minus} 0.64 in the DURING samples to 5.28 {plus_minus} 0.72 in the POST samples. The PRE values were significantly different from both the DURING and POST values (p<0.001) using the paired t-test. While these results suggest that this cohort was potentially exposed to genotoxic materials, the source of the exposure(s) is presently not known.

  14. LEDS GP Success Story: Fostering Coordinated LEDS Support in Kenya (Fact Sheet)

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    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) strives to advance climate-resilient, low-emission development through catalyzing collaboration, information exchange, and action on the ground. The Government of Kenya is a key LEDS GP member and offers an inspiring example of how LEDS GP is having an impact globally. The 2012 LEDS Collaboration in Action workshop in London provided an interactive space for members to share experiences on cross-ministerial LEDS leadership and to learn about concrete development impacts of LEDS around the world. Inspired by these stories, the Kenya's Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 (MPND) began to collaborate closely with the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources to create strong links between climate change action and development in the country, culminating in the integration of Kenya's National Climate Change Action Plan and the country's Medium Term Development Plan.

  15. GP AF001033 1 37 169 SW IF5A NEUCR 16 157

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    Karplus, Kevin

    GP AF001033 1 37 169 SW IF5A NEUCR 16 157 SW IF5A DICDI 24 165 PIR2 B42156 3 96 SW IF52 CHICK 2 100 GP S72024 1 9 150 PIR1 FIHUA 9 150 SW IF5A HUMAN 8 149 PIR2 A31486 9 150 SW IF5A RABIT 8 149 SW IF51 CHICK 9 150 PIR1 FIBYA1 10 151 SW IF52 YEAST 9 150 PIR1 FIBYA2 10 151 SW IF51 YEAST 9 150 SWN IF5A SCHPO

  16. CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON HYDROELECTRIC POWER G.P. Harrison(1),

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    Harrison, Gareth

    CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON HYDROELECTRIC POWER G.P. Harrison(1), H.W. Whittington(1) and S.W. Gundry implications for the design, operation and viability of hydroelectric power stations. This describes attempts to predict and quantify these impacts. It details a methodology for computer based modelling of hydroelectric

  17. A Case Study of GP and GAs in the Design of a Control System

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    of Computer and Information Science Norwegian University of Science and Technology N-7491, Trondheim, Norway approach, a genetic programming and a genetic algorithm method. Initially, an existing GP-evolved control of reliability and applicability of the results. 1 The parameters of the plant are supposed to be time

  18. F1-CN64/GP-2 DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE FUELLING SYSTEMS

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    F1-CN64/GP-2 DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE FUELLING SYSTEMS FOR FUSION ENERGY SCIENCE M. J. Gouge,1 D Development of Innovative Fuelling Systems for Fusion Energy Science Abstract The development of innovative's) complex fuelling needs. For ITER [1] and fusion power plants, the fuelling system has to provide deuterium

  19. A New GP-evolved Formulation for the Relative Permittivity of Water and Steam

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    Potter, Don

    A New GP-evolved Formulation for the Relative Permittivity of Water and Steam S. V. Fogelson and W: sergeyf1@uga.edu Abstract The relative permittivity (or static dielectric constant) of water and steam has function for predicting the relative permittivity of water and steam in three distinct thermodynamic

  20. Biosynthesis and intracellular movement of the melanosomal membrane glycoprotein gp75, the human b (brown) locus product

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    Vijayasaradhi, S.; Doskoch, P.M.; Houghton, A.N. (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States) Cornell Univ., New York, NY (United States))

    1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A 75-kDa melanosomal glycoprotein (gp75) is the product of a gene that maps to the b (brown) locus, a genetic locus that determines coat color in the mouse. The b locus is conserved (88% identity) between mouse and human. The mouse monoclonal antibody TA99 was used to study the biosynthesis and processing of gp75. gp75 was synthesized as a 55-kDa polypeptide, glycosylated by addition and processing of five or more Asn-linked carbohydrate chains through the cis and trans Golgi, and transported to melanosomes as a mature 75-kDa form. Synthesis and processing of gp75 was rapid (T{sub 1/2} < 30 min), and early steps in processing were required for efficient export of gp75 was quite stable in the melanosome. Studies with inhibitors of steps in oligosaccharide processing showed that alternative forms of gp75 were generated during trimming reactions by mannosidase IA/IB and that further maturation resulted in the two mature forms of gp75. The authors purpose that the kinetics of biosynthesis and processing reflect events in the biogenesis and maturation of melanosomes.

  1. The monetary approach to the balance of payments: The case of the oil-based, small, open, developing economies of Libya, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

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    Buzakuk, M.R.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study explores the determinants of foreign reserves flow in light of the oil-based small open economies of Libya, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. The period of study encompasses the major oil price increases of the 1970s and early 1980s, which had led to the huge transfers of foreign exchanges towards these, among other, developing economies. The framework of analysis is basically a monetary approach to the balance of payments. This study is of both a theoretical and empirical nature. It utilizes the monetary forces in the domestic money market to derive a basic balance of payments (BOP) equation that explains the monetary nature of the balance of payments. The study found that the data from those countries support the monetary relationships as hypothesized by the monetary approach, especially the negative one-to-one relation between domestic credit (DC) and the BOP. Results from the simultaneous estimations of the BOP and DC reported better estimates than the single-equation model. Findings from the reaction function indicated that the monetary authorities of these oil-based economies were actively sterilizing the effect of foreign reserve flows. Findings supported the integrated market hypothesis in Kuwait and Libya, but not in the Saudi case.

  2. GP AF001033 1 37 169 SW EFP HELPY 6 39

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    Karplus, Kevin

    GP AF001033 1 37 169 SW EFP HELPY 6 39 SW IF5A SCHMA 2 51 SW IF5A NEUCR 16 157 PIR2 S41010 25 168 SW IF51 CAEEL 13 156 SW IF52 CAEEL 13 156 SWN IF5A SCHPO 11 152 SW IF51 YEAST 9 150 PIR1 FIBYA2 10 151 SW IF52 YEAST 9 150 PIR1 FIBYA1 10 151 SW IF51 CHICK 9 150 SW IF5A RABIT 8 149 PIR2 A31486 9 150

  3. Investigation of the function of the putative self-association site of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) glycoprotein 42 (gp42)

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    Rowe, Cynthia L., E-mail: c-rowe@northwestern.edu [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 (United States); Matsuura, Hisae, E-mail: hisaem@stanford.edu [Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States); Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States); Jardetzky, Theodore S., E-mail: tjardetz@stanford.edu [Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States); Longnecker, Richard, E-mail: r-longnecker@northwestern.edu [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 (United States)

    2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) glycoprotein 42 (gp42) is a type II membrane protein essential for entry into B cells but inhibits entry into epithelial cells. X-ray crystallography suggests that gp42 may form dimers when bound to human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II receptor (Mullen et al., 2002) or multimerize when not bound to HLA class II (Kirschner et al., 2009). We investigated this self-association of gp42 using several different approaches. We generated soluble mutants of gp42 containing mutations within the self-association site and found that these mutants have a defect in fusion. The gp42 mutants bound to gH/gL and HLA class II, but were unable to bind wild-type gp42 or a cleavage mutant of gp42. Using purified gp42, gH/gL, and HLA, we found these proteins associate 1:1:1 by gel filtration suggesting that gp42 dimerization or multimerization does not occur or is a transient event undetectable by our methods.

  4. Introduction of the MC3-II/GP system, medium current ion implanter with enhanced multi-charge beam current

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    Koike, Masazumi; Sato, Fumiaki; Sano, Makoto; Kawatsu, Sho; Kariya, Hiroyuki; Kimura, Yasuhiko; Kudo, Tetsuya; Shiraishi, Miyuki; Shinozuka, Masamitsu; Takahashi, Yuji; Ishida, Yuji; Tsukihara, Mitsukuni; Ueno, Kazuyoshi; Sugitani, Michiro [SEN Corporation, 1501, Imazaike, Saijo, Ehime, 799-1362 (Japan)

    2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The MC3-II/GP is a leading-edge single-wafer medium-current ion implanter, newly developed by SEN Corporation. It demonstrates exceptional productivity based on a high speed wafer-handling station and enhanced beam current. It covers a substantively wider energy range in order to fully meet advanced device requirements. Retaining the superior features of the MC3-II/WR, the MC3-II/GP provides a remarkable increase of multiply-charged beam current coupled with longer ion source lifetime. Another advanced feature of the MC3-II/GP is a 30 second or 14% reduction in auto beam setup time. These improvements enable a fabrication line to reduce the total number of ion implanters and dramatically reduce COO.

  5. Murine and human b locus pigmentation genes encode a glycoprotein (gp75) with catalase activity

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    Halaban, R.; Moellmann, G. (Yale Univ. School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (USA))

    1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Melanogenesis is regulated in large part by tyrosinase, and defective tyrosinase leads to albinism. The mechanisms for other pigmentation determinants (e.g., those operative in tyrosinase-positive albinism and in murine coat-color mutants) are not yet known. One murine pigmentation gene, the brown (b) locus, when mutated leads to a brown (b/b) or hypopigmentated (B{sup lt}/B{sup lt}) coat versus the wild-type black (B/B). The authors show that the b locus codes for a glycoprotein with the activity of a catalase (catalase B). Only the c locus protein is a tyrosinase. Because peroxides may be by-products of melanogenic activity and hydrogen peroxide in particular is known to destroy melanin precursors and melanin, they conclude that pigmentation is controlled not only by tyrosinase but also by a hydroperoxidase. The studies indicate that catalase B is identical with gp75, a known human melanosomal glycoprotein; that the b mutation is in a heme-associated domain; and that the B{sup lt} mutation renders the protein susceptible to rapid proteolytic degradation.

  6. Characterization of the Neutron Detector Upgrade to the GP-SANS and BIO-SANS Instruments at HFIR

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    Berry, Kevin D [ORNL; Bailey, Katherine M [ORNL; Beal, Justin D [ORNL; Diawara, Yacouba [ORNL; Funk, Loren L [ORNL; Hicks, J Steve [ORNL; Jones, Amy Black [ORNL; Littrell, Ken [ORNL; Summers, Randy [ORNL; Urban, Volker S [ORNL; Vandergriff, David H [ORNL; Johnson, Nathan [GE Energy Services; Bradley, Brandon [GE Energy Services

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past year, new 1 m x 1 m neutron detectors have been installed at both the General Purpose SANS (GP-SANS) and the Bio-SANS instruments at HFIR, each intended as an upgrade to provide improved high rate capability. This paper presents the results of characterization studies performed in the detector test laboratory, including position resolution, linearity and background, as well as a preliminary look at high count rate performance.

  7. The GP Patient Survey for use in primary care in the National Health Service in the UK - development and psychometric characteristics

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    Campbell, John; Smith, Patten; Nissen, Sonja; Bower, Peter; Elliott, Marc; Roland, Martin

    2009-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract Background The UK National GP Patient Survey is one of the largest ever survey programmes of patients registered to receive primary health care, inviting five million respondents to report their experience of NHS primary healthcare...

  8. Exposure to particle-bound polyaromatic hydrocarbons in the Al-Mansoria residential area during the Kuwait oil fires. A qualitative appraisal of the adsorption role

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    Al-Yakoob, S.N.; Abdal, Y. (Kuwait Inst. for Scientific Research (Kuwait)); Nasrallah, H. (College of Health Sciences, Kuwait (Kuwait)); Al-Majed, N. (Ministry of Public Health, Kuwait (Kuwait))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High ambient levels of inhalable particulate matter (PM[sub 10]) were detected in residential areas during the oil well burning in Kuwait (February-November 1991). Because inhalation exposures to PM[sub 10] were significant (data on PAH quantification are scarce), it became possible to describe the exposure to PM[sub 10]-associated PAHs of alternative courses of events, such as PAH-particle interaction mechanisms. Depending on particle adsorption characteristics (affinity and site availability), it is concluded that, contrary to what is currently believed, low levels of ambient PM[sub 10] levels did not indicate low PAH exposures in Al-Mansoria residential area during May 10-31, 1991. Due to the frequent presence of dust particles in the ambient air caused by the heavy dust fallout in Al-Mansoria (average > 65 tons/km[sup 2]) during May, 1991, the predicted patterns can be explained by two hypothesized mechanisms. The first is a two-step process: loss of PAHs from low affinity sites and reabsorption onto stronger affinity ones leading to low surface coverage at high PM[sub 10] concentrations. The second involves dilution of PAH-containing soot with aeolian particles. Both events can lead to low ambient PAHs at high PM[sub 10] levels or high ambient PAHs at low PM[sub 10] levels. 27 refs., 12 refs., 2 tabs.

  9. NIOSH testimony on Kuwait before the subcommittee on hospitals and health care, committee on veterans' affairs by J. S. Andrews, September 16, 1992

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    1992-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The testimony summarizes potential adverse health effects related to service in the Persian Gulf as presented by the Department of Health and Human Services. An estimated 9,000 workers from 43 different countries battled the burning oil wells in Kuwait from February 1991 through early November 1991 when the last was capped. Exposures and health effects in US military personnel, Kuwaiti citizens, and fire fighters were described. The hazards to the soldiers were largely dependent on the concentration of the pollutants in the air near the camps. Fortunately, the plume from the fires rose up to 10,000 and 12,000 feet, mixed with the air and then dispersed for several thousand miles downwind over a period of several weeks. The particles and gases contained in the plume were diluted as the plume travelled. Even so, some minor respiratory problems were present among the soldiers. Some of the hydrocarbons measured at low concentrations have been shown to produce cancer in laboratory animals only when present at higher levels of exposure. Based on the exposure information gathered, the author concludes that there will not likely be a detectable increase in lung cancer in Gulf War Veterans as a result of the oil well fires.

  10. Glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored membrane association of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus GP4 glycoprotein and its co-localization with CD163 in lipid rafts

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    Du, Yijun [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States) [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Shandong Key Laboratory of Animal Disease Control and Breeding, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Jinan (China); Pattnaik, Asit K. [School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0900 (United States)] [School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0900 (United States); Song, Cheng [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States)] [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Yoo, Dongwan, E-mail: dyoo@illinois.edu [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States)] [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Li, Gang, E-mail: dyoo@illinois.edu [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States) [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing (China)

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) glycoprotein 4 (GP4) resembles a typical type I membrane protein in its structure but lacks a hydrophilic tail at the C-terminus, suggesting that GP4 may be a lipid-anchored membrane protein. Using the human decay-accelerating factor (DAF; CD55), a known glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI) lipid-anchored protein, chimeric constructs were made to substitute the GPI-anchor domain of DAF with the putative lipid-anchor domain of GP4, and their membrane association and lipase cleavage were determined in cells. The DAF-GP4 fusion protein was transported to the plasma membrane and was cleaved by phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC), indicating that the C-terminal domain of GP4 functions as a GPI anchor. Mutational studies for residues adjacent to the GPI modification site and characterization of respective mutant viruses generated from infectious cDNA clones show that the ability of GP4 for membrane association corresponded to virus viability and growth characteristics. The residues T158 ({omega} - 2, where {omega} is the GPI moiety at E160), P159 ({omega} - 1), and M162 ({omega} + 2) of GP4 were determined to be important for virus replication, with M162 being of particular importance for virus infectivity. The complete removal of the peptide-anchor domain in GP4 resulted in a complete loss of virus infectivity. The depletion of cholesterol from the plasma membrane of cells reduced the virus production, suggesting a role of lipid rafts in PRRSV infection. Remarkably, GP4 was found to co-localize with CD163 in the lipid rafts on the plasma membrane. Since CD163 has been reported as a cellular receptor for PRRSV and GP4 has been shown to interact with this receptor, our data implicates an important role of lipid rafts during entry of the virus.

  11. Kuwait City, Kuwait: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Powerstories on climateJuno Beach, Florida:KenyonKosciusko County Rural E Name

  12. ARM - Instrument - gp

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  13. Kuwait: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to:46 - 429 ThrottledInformation Kumasi Institute of Technology andKurt J

  14. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation | Open Energy Information

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  15. GP Solarpark | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URIFrontier,Jump to:Wilmette,Transport &GM SAICGP

  16. GP-8 LAWS AND REGULATIONS

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  17. The life cycle assessment of concrete manufacturing in Kuwait

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    El Mostafa, Mayce (Mayce A.)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concrete is the second most widely used material in the world after water. Annually 9,120 million tons of concrete are produced, which is an equivalent of 1.3 tons of concrete per individual. As the world's primary ...

  18. Energy Conservation Program in Kuwait: A Local Perspective

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    Hajiah, A. E.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    consumer of electricity and it accounts for nearly 75% of nations peak power demand and over 50% of annual energy consumption. However, the building owners/users are not concerned, as the highly subsidized electricity by the government is available... power demand and over 50% of annual energy consumption. The Ministry of Energy has to meet the growing demand for electricity by building new power plants that require high investments. This paper highlights the advancement in the Energy Conservation...

  19. Conceptual Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal design for Kuwait

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    Aljeeran, Fares

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    containment systems (Pepper and Shah 2004) ..............................................5 6. Single containment tanks (UH IELE 2003b).........................................................................5 7. Double containment tanks (UH IELE 2003b...)........................................................................7 8. Full containment tanks (UH IELE 2003b).............................................................................7 9. Underground LNG storage tank (UH IELE 2003b)...............................................................7 10. Three...

  20. Dynamically polarized target for the gp2 and GpE experiments at Jefferson Lab

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    Pierce, Joshua J. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Maxwell, James D. [MIT, Amherst, MA (United States); Badman, Toby E. [Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States); Brock, James D. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Carlin, Christopher R. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Crabb, Donald G. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Day, Donal B. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Keith, Christopher D. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Kvaltine, Nicholas D. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Meekins, David G. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Mulholland, Jonathan R.L. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Shields, Joshua A. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Slifer, Karl J. [Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States)

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a dynamically polarized target that has been utilized for two electron scattering experiments in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. The primary components of the target are a new, high cooling power 4 He evaporation refrigerator, and a re-purposed, superconducting split-coil magnet. It has been used to polarize protons in irradiated NH3 at a temperature of 1 K and at fields of 2.5 and 5.0 Tesla. The performance of the target material in the electron beam under these conditions will be discussed. Maximum polarizations of 28% and 95% were obtained at those fields, respectively. To satisfy the requirements of both experiments, the magnet had to be routinely rotated between angles of 0, 6, and 90 degrees with respect to the incident electron beam. This was accomplished using a new rotating vacuum seal which permits rotations to be performed in only a few minutes.

  1. Crustal structure of Guadeloupe Islands and the Lesser Antilles Arc from a new gravity and magnetic synthesis

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    the compilation and processing of available, on-land, airborne and marine, gravity and magnetic data acquired is associated with formations consistent with the low measured density and the underlying hydrothermal system

  2. Name: Entry: Gp: 1 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

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    Prasad, Sanjiva

    relation R #18; A#2;A is an equivalence. R = f (a; b) : f(a) = f(b) g Re exivity: for all a 2 S : (a; a) 2 Marks: 80 Q1 [8 Marks] Equivalences. Suppose f : A ! B is a total function. Prove that the following(c). By transitivity of equality, f(a) = f(c), whence (a; c) 2 R. Q2 [8+8 Marks] Partial Orders. In a partial order h

  3. ORIGINAL PAPER GP challenge: evolving energy function for protein

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    different amino acids encoded in the genetic material (DNA or RNA sequence). Each amino acid includes an a-carbon carbon, oxygen and nitrogen atoms form a protein backbone. This backbone forms several repeating local structures such as alpha helices, beta sheets or loops, known as secondary structure elements (see Fig. 1

  4. Page 1 of 4 Policy GP 38 January 24, 2008

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    sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges the ecological integrity of our grounds and employ sustainable building design and construction principles and Procedures Revision Date Revision No. Subject: Sustainability 1.0 Purpose: In adopting this policy, Simon

  5. Merrimac Supercomputing with Stream Extended Abstract for GP2

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    Dally, William J.

    units, and utilize a deep register hierarchy with high local band- width to match the bandwidth demands us to place hun- dreds of functional units on a single chip but provides limited global on for operating a small number of functional units. Graphics processors utilize the inherent parallelism

  6. A HYBRID GP-FUZZY APPROACH FOR RESEVOIR CHARACTERIZATION

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    a gentle introduction to the process of oil exploration and production (Section 2). The data integration of future work (Section 8). 2. Oil Exploration and Production Oil exploration and production is the process to Oil Exploration and Production Tina Yu, Dave Wilkinson and Deyi Xie ChevronTexaco Information

  7. L.F. MORASCH G.P. O'CONNOR

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    ..................................................................................... 11 Waste Tanks ..................................................................................................................... 11 Immobilization of Waste Contained in Underground Tanks

  8. Numerical analysis of the laterally loaded piles in the Kuwait offshore environment

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    Al-Obaid, Y.F.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An attempt is made to present an automated analysis of laterally loaded piles using subgrade reaction theory and the P-delta curves governing the soil properties. The finite difference method is applied in establishing the governing equations. The pile response is obtained using the boundary conditions improved by Newtonian method. Results obtained are forces, moments, deflections and soil reactions for various depths of strata in which such piles exist. Based on these results future recommendations are made.

  9. Re-examination of the current architectural curriculum at Kuwait University

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    Abdullah, Mohammad

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and society in general. Architectural education is in desperate need of change and improvement, primarily through reforming the heart of the architectural education--its curriculum. This study reviews the existing program of the Department of Architecture...

  10. The Influence of Air-Conditioning Efficiency in the Peak Load Demand for Kuwait

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    Ali, A. A.; Maheshwari, G. P.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A model co-relating the peak load demand of a utility with the allowable power rating (PR) of air-conditioning (AC) systems has been developed in this paper through a well defined methodology. The model is capable to predict the extent of allowable...

  11. Radiological Conditions in Areas of Kuwait with Residues of Depleted Uranium RADIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

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    unknown authors

    Under the terms of Article III of its Statute, the IAEA is authorized to establish standards of safety for protection against ionizing radiation and to provide for the application of these standards to peaceful nuclear activities. The regulatory related publications by means of which the IAEA establishes safety standards and measures are issued in the IAEA Safety Standards Series. This series covers nuclear safety, radiation safety, transport safety and waste safety, and also general safety (that is, of relevance in two or more of the four areas), and the categories within it are Safety Fundamentals, Safety Requirements and Safety Guides. Safety Fundamentals (blue lettering) present basic objectives, concepts and principles of safety and protection in the development and application of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Safety Requirements (red lettering) establish the requirements that must be met to ensure safety. These requirements, which are expressed as shall statements, are governed by the objectives and principles presented in the Safety Fundamentals. Safety Guides (green lettering) recommend actions, conditions or procedures for meeting safety requirements. Recommendations in Safety Guides are expressed as should statements, with the implication that it is necessary to take the measures recommended or equivalent alternative measures to comply with the requirements. The IAEAs safety standards are not legally binding on Member States but may be adopted by them, at their own discretion, for use in national regulations in respect of their own activities. The standards are binding on the IAEA in relation to its own operations and on States in relation to operations assisted by the IAEA. Information on the IAEAs safety standards programme (including editions in languages other than English) is available at the IAEA Internet site www.iaea.org/ns/coordinet

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - al-sulaibiya field kuwait Sample Search...

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

    fr Mathematik, Universitt Wien Collection: Mathematics 14 Women in Physics in Egypt and the Arab World Karimat ElSayed Summary: to show the percentage of women in physics...

  13. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman Meets with U.S. Troops in Kuwait |

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up from the Gridwise Global1WasteRecovery ActResilienceReliability |LaureatesinDepartment

  14. Amrique latine et Carabes

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    P?ROU ?QUATEUR COLOMBIE VENEZUELA GUYANA SURINAME GUYANE FRAN?AISE MEXIQUE MARTINIQUE GUADELOUPE SAINT

  15. The Fear of French Negroes: Transcolonial Collaboration in the Revolutionary Americas

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    Johnson, Sara E.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Guadeloupe. Paris: LHarmattan, 1986. Collections Recher-au XIXe sicle. Paris: LHarmattan, 1996. Equiano, Olaudah.

  16. POPULATION DENSITY, 2000 Population density measures the number

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    Columbia University

    ´ GUADELOUPE 0 25 50 km NETHERLAND ANTILLES NETHERLAND ANTILLES ST. KITTS NEVIS Copyright 2009. The Trustees

  17. Hydrogeophysical methods for analyzing aquifer storage and recovery systems

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    Minsley, B.J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1995. Hydrogeology of the Dammam formation in Umm GudairGeology and hydrogeology of the Dammam formation in Kuwait.freshwater storage in the Dammam formation, Kuwait. Arabian

  18. Another Viewpoint (AVP)

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    Tuma, Elias H

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the oil wells and installations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait andKuwait, or simply assure relatively cheap supplies of oil? Some of these objectives, if well

  19. SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS AND NATIONAL SECURITY: THE GREAT TRADEOFF

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    COHEN, BENJAMIN J

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kuwaits pioneering Investment Authority was deliberately designed to provide for the day when the Emirates oil wells

  20. A critical analysis of the GP-B mission. I: on the impossibility of a reliable measurement of the gravitomagnetic precession of the GP-B gyroscopes

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    G. Forst

    2008-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This submission has been removed because 'G. Forst' is an apparent pseudonym, in violation of arXiv policies.

  1. Impact of oil revenues on foreign policy: a comparative analysis of Iran and Kuwait, 1974-1978

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    Kavoossi, M.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study compares the pattern of investment and expenditure of oil revenues to discern the existence of common and divergent elements in the policies of these Persian Gulf members of OPEC: one small Arab country, and one large non-Arab country with basic human and technical infrastructure. The study specifically surveys the utilization of oil revenues for the purchase of arms and technology, and for foreign aid programs. Externally, the economic upsurge during this period generated a new quasi-independent economic and political foreign policy. This quasi-independence is reflected, in part, by the ability to choose partners and allies without fearing financial reprisal from the major and super powers; by greater self reliance and greater freedom of action and the ability to impose their will; by their ability to exert integrative or disintegrative economic pressure on alliances and pursue conflict or cooperation with other nations; and finally by their potential ability to draw other states into regional conflicts and to influence the global balance of power. The study views oil as the overriding factor, among multiple operative factors in determinants of foreign policy in this strategically crucial region. Oil contributes not only as a substantial part of the gross national product, but also provides the bulk of the nation's export and foreign exchange revenues needed for import. As such, its influence dwarfs the importance of non-oil trade.

  2. Volunteer Day Countries

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    when you signed in: Benin Brazil Burkina Faso China Colombia Honduras Japan Jordan Korea Kuwait Libya

  3. Thursday, February 9, 2012 ODU MODEL UN SOCIETY HOSTING 35TH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL

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    and missions in Afghanistan, Botswana, the former Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Libya

  4. Lake Wauburg Countries

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    Honduras Iraq Israel Japan Korea Kuwait Libya Peru Saudi Arabia Taiwan Thailand Turkey Ukraine United

  5. La Chua Trail Immunization

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    Mair, Bernard A.

    China Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador France Greece India Iraq Israel Japan Korea Kuwait Libya Qatar Russia

  6. Pool Party TheELIWeekly

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    Dominican Republic Ecuador Israel Japan Korea Kuwait Libya Nigeria Pakistan Qatar Saudi Arabia Senegal

  7. Halloween Birthdays

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    Korea Kuwait Libya Oman Paraguay Qatar Saudi Arabia Taiwan Turkey UAE Venezuela The Weekly Newsletter

  8. Per Diem (US$)/ (Akashi) 297

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    (Jordan) (Amman) 182 135 (Kuwait) 339 (Bahrain) 226 (Qatar) 187 (United Arab Emirates) (Abu Dhabi) 206

  9. Smokes from the oil fires following the Gulf War: A review and new perspectives

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    Radke, L.F.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Emissions resulting from the oil fires in Kuwait and environmental effects from those emissions are described.

  10. L'Amrique latine ou les Amriques latines Georges Couffignal

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , le Suriname, la Guyane, la Jamaïque, la Guadeloupe, la Martinique et les mini ?tats de la Caraïbe. Au

  11. --No Title--

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia, The Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea...

  12. GP commissioning: implications for the third Helen Dickinson1 and Robin Miller

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    Birmingham, University of

    (Secretary of State for Health, 2010) heralded reforms described as the `biggest upheaval of the NHS outcome focus, extended choice etc),recent reform processes have shown that during implementation be for the third sector. NHS reform and policy drivers To some extent, the recently proposed reforms

  13. Recognition and decision to treat depression in older adults presenting at GP surgeries

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    Campbell, Alison

    2010-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Objectives: The population, globally and nationally, is ageing and the numbers of those over the age of 65 is increasing. Given this increase in numbers, it is important that the physical and mental health needs of older ...

  14. idence for the oligomerization of thrombin and GpIb in solution, and propose that

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    Richmond, Barry J.

    ). 11. E. G. Huizinga et al., Science 297, 1176 (2002). 12. S. Uff et al., J. Biol. Chem. 277, 35657

  15. Symbolic regression, parsimony, and some theoretical considerations about GP search space

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    = "2005", editor = "Hans-Georg Beyer and Una-May O'Reilly and Dirk V. Arnold and Wolfgang Banzhaf and Christian Blum and Eric W. Bonabeau and Erick Cantu-Paz and Dipankar Dasgupta and Kalyanmoy Deb and James A. Foster and Edwin D. {de Jong} and Hod Lipson and Xavier Llora and Spiros Mancoridis and Martin Pelikan

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - autographa californica gp64 Sample Search...

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

    nuclear polyhedrosis... and infectivity of the nuclear polyhedrosis virus of the alfalfa looper, Autographa californica, produced in cells... variants from a nuclear...

  17. E-Print Network 3.0 - alveolar epithelial gp60 Sample Search...

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

    of the underlying mammary mesenchyme by the presumptive mammary epithelium to establish a bulb of ... Source: Scott, Matthew - Departments of Developmental Biology, Genetics, &...

  18. african clade-a gp160: Topics by E-print Network

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

    African horse sickness (AHS) is a serious, often fatal, arthropod-borne viral disease of horses and mules. The mortality rate can be as high as 95 % in some forms of this disease....

  19. Climate Change in Scotland: Impact on Mini-Hydro G.P. Harrison

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    Harrison, Gareth

    be generated from wind, wave, biomass or small- or mini-hydro plant. Production from these resources some 300 MW is small hydro potential capable of producing energy at less than 7p/kWh (Garrad Hassan, 2001). Although many of the better sites for small and mini-hydro have already been developed

  20. Author's personal copy Kaly UL and Jones GP (1998) Mangrove restoration: A potential tool for

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    Langerhans, Brian

    , Texas, USA. Marine Ecology ­ Progress Series 151: 165­179. Mitsch WJ and Gosselink JG (2000) Wetlands-year monitoring study. Restoration Ecology 12: 29­35. Thayer GW (ed.) (1992) Restoring the Nation and Kreeger DA (eds.) (2000) Concepts and Controversies in Tidal Marsh Ecology. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic

  1. P:\\dtp\\GasPrice\\current\\gp122298new.vp

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    * Price asymmetry is difficult to define and model, but it is not an impossible task. * The shorter the time period between data points, the stronger the conclusions that...

  2. Improving Cooperative GP Ensemble with Clustering and Pruning for Pattern Classification

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    on a distributed hybrid multi-island environment that combines the island and cellular models of parallel genetic use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial [18] showed to be efficacious at generating different classifiers because it guides the underlying

  3. EA-319 Fortis Energy Marketing & Trading GP | 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 Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in Review: TopEnergy DOEDealingVehicle1 Closing American Electric Power80AC3-ABEnergy

  4. EA-319-A Fortis Energy Marketing & Trading GP (BNP Paribas Energy Trading

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

  5. P:\dtp\GasPrice\current\gp122298new.vp

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2007 10,998 9,933 10,998 10,643 10,998through 1996)Decade Year-0 Year-1CubicMajor Characteristics of6

  6. Special Publication No. 3, Ticks and Tickborne Diseases, II. Hosts, Part 2. G-P

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    Doss, Mildred A.; Farr, Marion M.; Roach, Katharine F.; Anastos, George

    species Amblyomma auriculare (AragSo, H. de ?. , (1936A), 759-844) (Argentina, Brasil, Venezuela) Amblyomma striatum fossum (Reyne, ?. , (1923A), 32-39) (Suriname) Galictis allamandi Amblyomma spp. (Fairchild, G. ?., Kohls, G. ?. , & Tipton, V. J...

  7. Impact of Thermally Insulated Floors

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    Alghimlas, F.; Omar, E. A.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Measures for their Implementation in Kuwait (DOE-1), Volume 2: Development of Typical Meteorological Year for Kuwait (Element 2, Sub-element 6). Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Report No. KISR5857, Kuwait. 2000. ... Department of Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research for revision of the code this paper analyzes the effect of using un-insulated floors on the peak cooling demand and energy consumption of a middle income residential private villa and a one- bedroom...

  8. Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2005 Antalya, Turkey, 24-29 April 2005

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2005 Antalya, Turkey, 24-29 April 2005 1 Geophysical Methods Applied to the Assessment of the Bouillante Geothermal Field (Guadeloupe, French West Indies) Hubert, 45064 Orléans Cedex 2, France h.fabriol@brgm.fr Keywords: geothermal exploration, Guadeloupe Island

  9. Viruses: incredible nanomachines. New advances with filamentous phages

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    Hemminga, Marcus A.

    ) resonance energy transfer gp8 Gene 8 product; the protein coded by viral gene number 8 (gp3, gp5, gp6, gp7. The technique of phage display has provided powerful methodology for identification and optimisation of ligands

  10. Redesign of Electrical Installations to Maximize the Use of Photo Voltaic (PV) Cells at the End Use of Consumers in Kuwait

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    Alatrash, J.; Mhaisen, N.; Ismail, Z.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) Photovoltaic PV 2010 1900 2 20 Photovoltaic PV2020 900 2 20 Table 2 gives the current price of Photovoltaic for Crystalline Silicon and Thin Films/Concentrators, while the price will be much reduced in the year 2020 as a result of using Thin Films... system was to meet a maximum demand load of 9710 MW in the year 2008, then the cost of one KW load was 19 475 /9710= 2005 US$/KW. By comparing this cost with the expected PV Photovoltaic in 2010 -given in Table 2 ? it is seems that the conventional...

  11. Economic interests in the domestic politics of war : evidence from U.S. decisions to go to war with Iraq in 1991 and 2003

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    Seljan, Samuel Sierra

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    percent of the worlds oil reserves, additional leverage inin size. Kuwaits oil reserves, while relatively large, onlyto offset Iraqi Proven oil reserves figures from Humphreys

  12. Understanding Crude Oil Prices

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    Hamilton, James Douglas

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Figure 5. Monthly oil production for Iran, Iraq, and Kuwait,day. Monthly crude oil production Iran Iraq Kuwait Figure 6.and the peak in U.S. oil production account for the broad

  13. Prof. Cauligi (Raghu) Raghavendra Vice Dean for Global Academic Initiatives

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    Zhou, Chongwu

    and Turkey ­ DEN Opportunities: Kuwait Oil Company, Aviation Safety in IFEZ, Korea, PEMEX and UNAM in Mexico

  14. PAPER CATEGORY: Genetic Programming 1 Effects of Tree Size and State Number on GP-Automata Bidding Strategies

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    deregulation of the electrical transmission network, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hopes a genetic algorithm (GA) to evolve bidding strategies for the electric energy market. These strategies strategies to develop. The results have been written up specifically for the electric energy market

  15. Conformational mapping of the N-terminal peptide of HIV-1 gp41 in lipid detergent and aqueous environments using

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Minnesota, University of

    C-Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy indicated greater -helix for FP in lipid in SDS at low peptide loading indicated -helix (residues 5 to 16) and disordered conformations (residues with membranes. Molecular dynamics simulations of FP in an explicit SDS micelle indicate that the fraying

  16. Joint EUROGRAPHICS -IEEE TCVG Symposium on Visualization (2003) G.-P. Bonneau, S. Hahmann, C. D. Hansen (Editors)

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    Zachmann, Gabriel

    . Hansen (Editors) Smart Hardware-Accelerated Volume Rendering Stefan Roettger1, Stefan Guthe2, Daniel Weiskopf1, Thomas Ertl1, Wolfgang Strasser2 1 VIS Group, University of Stuttgart 2 WSI-GRIS, University

  17. Envelope Deglycosylation Enhances Antigenicity of HIV-1 gp41 Epitopes for Both Broad Neutralizing Antibodies and Their Unmutated Ancestor Antibodies

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    Ma, Ben-Jiang; Alam, S. Munir; Go, Eden P.; Lu, Xiaozhi; Desaire, Heather; Tomaras, Georgia D.; Bowman, Cindy; Sutherland, Laura L.; Scearce, Richard M.; Santra, Sampa; Letivn, Norman L.; Kepler, Thomas B.; Liao, Hua-Xin; Haynes, Barton F.

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    were digested with trypsin-EDTA, resuspended with DMEM HG media (Sigma, St. Louis, MO) containing 20% fetal bovine serum (DMEM-20) and 200 mg/mL of hygromycin B (Sigma) (selection media), and dispersed to 1020 100 mm polystyrene Petri dishes (Becton... onto nitrocellulose filters and probed with anti-Env human mAbs 17b, 1b12, 2F5, 2G12, 4E10, A32, F39F. Goat anti-human IgG alkaline phosphatase (AP) conjugates (Sigma Aldrich, Inc, St. Louis, MO; 1:3,000 dilution) was used as secondary antibodies...

  18. Do shocks always accelerate ions? W.K.M. Rice, G.P. Zank Bartol Research Institute

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    Christian, Eric

    the solar wind density (top panel), flow speed (middle panel), and energetic particle pressure (lower panel by observations of energetic particle enhancements coincident with shock waves (e.g. at 5 AU ­ left panel particle peak arrival time ­ right panel of figure. 5 AU 47 AU 0.52 ­ 1.45 MeV energetic particle

  19. Wald L., Baleynaud J.-M., 1999. Observing air quality over the city of Nantes by means of Landsat thermal infrared data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 20, 5, 947-959.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    oil wells in Kuwait were set on fire. As a result smoke plumes have obscured the sky south of Kuwait. As an example, the relative monthly solar radiation in Bahrain, 600 km south-east of Kuwait, was reduced by upto

  20. Selected Abstracts & Bibliography of International Oil Spill Research, through 1998

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    Louisiana Applied Oil Spill Research & Development Program Electronic Bibliography

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kuwait, Middle East, oil and gas fields, oil refinery, oil waste, oil well,Equipment Kuwait Oil Co. 1991. Mideast well fire, oil spillKuwait, Persian Gulf, Saudia Arabia, Oil spill, cleanup, oil spills, crude, oil spill incidents, oil spills-pipeline, warfare, oil skimmers, oil wells,

  1. Molecular cloning of Schistosoma mansoni egg cDNA clones of importance to host immune response

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    Chao, Hsu

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    tropical and subtropical Africa, South America, especially in Egypt, Nalagasy, Arabia, Brazil, Venezunelaf Surinam, and Guayanaf and in several Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Martinique, and Guadeloupe...

  2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    as well as conducting mission operations and data analysis. The GP-B Telescope Photo Credit: GP-B Photo

  3. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2011: Warning about the dangers of tobacco

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    WHO

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kuwait, Madagascar, Montenegro, Myanmar, Niger, Norway,Luxembourg Malta Monaco Montenegro Netherlands Norway PolandLuxembourg Malta Monaco 7 Montenegro Netherlands Norway

  4. The role of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) in sustainbility.

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    AlRukaibi, Duaij

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Kuwait is an arid country situated at the head of the Arabian Gulf and its water resources can be classified into three significant types: (1) (more)

  5. Volunteer Day Countries Represented

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    Haiti Iran Korea Kuwait Russia Saudi Arabia Spain Taiwan Turkey Venezuela Vietnam Manners and Culture Q's warm-weather fashion, and we have a lot of warm w

  6. air museum regional: Topics by E-print Network

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

    the smallest influence of fossil Krakauer, Nir Y. 50 Daylighting systems for the Kuwait National Museum Texas A&M University - TxSpace Summary: Daylight in Museums...

  7. Essays on the politics of regulation

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    Weymouth, Stephen

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Iran Israel Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait KyrgyzHungary Tajikistan Romania Kazakhstan Senegal Czech RepublicBosnia and Herzegovina Kazakhstan Turkey Poland Belarus

  8. Stumbling Toward Capitalism: The State, Global Production Networks, and the Unexpected Emergence of China's Independent Auto Industry

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    Chang, Crystal Whai-ku

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    Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan,shares are concentrated in Kazakhstan, Sudan, Venezuela, andIraq, Kuwait, Libya and Kazakhstan (Jiang and Sinton 2011:

  9. International reserves management and the current account

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    Aizenman, Joshua

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Guyana Indonesia Jordan Kazakhstan Kyrgyz Republic Laoof Iraq Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan Macedonia, FYR MaldivesJamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Korea Kuwait Kyrgyz

  10. IS OPEC'S ALLOCATION OF CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION EFFICIENT? (Bachelor Thesis in Economics); IS OPEC?S ALLOCATION OF CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION EFFICIENT? (Bachelor Thesis in Economics).

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    ud din, Fateh; hazar, Hazal

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? The foundation of OPEC (Organization of Oil Exporting Countries) was laid in the early 1960?s by the five major oil exporters, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, (more)

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    Cyprus Kazakstan Portugal Ukraine Czech Republic Kenya Puerto Rico United Arab Emirates Denmark Kuwait Qatar United Kingdom Ecuador Latvia Republic of Korea United States Vietnam #12;http

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    of individual company data. a Free on Board. See Glossary. b Includes Baharain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Neutral Zone, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. c Includes...

  17. Table 25. Landed Costs of Imported Crude Oil by Selected Country

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    of individual company data. (1) Free on Board. See Glossary. (2) Includes Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. (3) Includes Algeria,...

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - agroforest sulawesi indonesia Sample Search...

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  7. Demand and Price Uncertainty: Rational Habits in International Gasoline Demand

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    Sterner. 1991. Analysing gasoline demand elasticities: A2011. Measuring global gasoline and diesel price and incomeMutairi. 1995. Demand for gasoline in Kuwait: An empirical

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  12. Best Practices and Tools for Large-scale Deployment of Renewable...

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    www.escwa.un.orginformationpublicationsedituploadsdpd-09-TP3.pdf Country: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab...

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    www.escwa.un.orginformationpublicationsedituploadsdpd-09-5.pdf Country: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab...

  14. ' '& ('0)1"2$3 46587@9BACACDFEHGPIRQS7UTWVYX`AaSbdcefEHGhgpiRGPD!qhrhrhq'st70GPTuA`58A`GP9BA

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    Hyvönen, Eero

    This volume contains the research papers presented at the XML Finland 2002 conference in Helsinki, Finland, October 21-22, 2002 ­ the seventh annual conference organized by the XML Finland Association. The themes before. After the previous XML Finland conference in 2001, the feedback from the XML Finland Association

  15. POLARIZED NEUTRONS AND STUDY OF MAGNETIC MATERIALS S.V. Maleyev, A.I. Okorokov, G.P. Gordeyev, V.V. Runov

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    Titov, Anatoly

    of exploration of the Research Nuclear Reactors. So, after the decision of the construction of the WWR-M Reactor.I. Akhiezer and I.Ya. Pomeranchuk in their seminal papers which were summarized in the book "Certain problem of nuclear theory" edited in Russia in 1950 1]. Then in fties S.V. Maleyev initiated by A.I. Akhiezer and I

  16. A Measurement of the Rate of Muon Capture in Hydrogen Gas and Determination of the Proton's Induced Pseudoscalar Coupling gP

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    Banks, Thomas Ira

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the hydrogen gas of Z > 1 impurities COMET COMpressor forhydrogen gas using a model 75-32 Whatman Figure 5.11: CHUPS schematic diagram, including the compressors,

  17. YEAR","MONTH","STATE","UTILITY_ID","UTILITY_NAME","RESIDENTIAL_GP REVENUES (Tho

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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 FuelsTotal" (Percent) Type: SulfurBase4,"Ames City of",6,1,"OmahaThousand Cubic Feet) Year Jan Feb7 Volumes

  18. Research Article Evaluation of changes in the Kuwaiti prawn fishery

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    Chen, Yong

    . Introduction Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990. The Iraqis released 6­8 million barrels of crude oil into the Arabian and 500 km of coastline were covered by oil (Al-Yamani et al., 1993). The Iraqis also set 604 of Kuwait's oil wells on fire (Al-Awadi, 1992). The oil well fires lasted for eight months, and the conse- quent

  19. Saudi Arabia Afghanistan

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    Russell, Lynn

    India Iran Saudi Arabia Pakistan Yemen Iraq Oman Somalia Afghanistan Ethiopia United Arab Emirates Oman China Turkmenistan Turkey Tajikistan United Arab Emirates Kuwait Qatar Uzbekistan Eritrea Bahrain 02858 00707 #12;Iran Saudi Arabia Oman Pakistan AfghanistanIraq Yemen United Arab Emirates Kuwait Qatar

  20. Multicenter phase II study of matured dendritic cells pulsed with melanoma cell line lysates in patients with advanced melanoma

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    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TAAs (Melan-A/MART1, NY-ESO-1, tyrosinase or gp100), with noi) gp100 family, ii) tyrosinase and TRP-2 family, iii) MAGE

  1. LEIOCEPHALIDAE 1989 Leiocephalinae Frost and Etheridge, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ.

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    , Hispaniola, Navassa, and Martinique. Recently extinct species were found on Barbuda and Antigua, Anguilla, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica. Leiocephalus Gray 1827 Leiocephalus Gray, Philos. Mag, 84: 1. Range: Cuba and nearby islands, the Cayman Islands, the Bahama Islands, Hispaniola

  2. A General Version of the Triple Operator Richard Emilion,1,

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    Emilion, Richard

    , Pointe-`a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France 3 LAAS-CNRS Toulouse, France Recent developments of sensors be applied to a solar radiation data stream. This may lead to further works on data fusion and on similar advances have popularized the use of outstanding perfor- mance sensors and measuring instruments, which

  3. Abstract : 148 words Text : 1654 words Tables : 3 References : 29 Pages: 12

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    Boyer, Edmond

    of the +874 T/A IFN gamma polymorphism with infections in sickle cell disease Joannes MO1 , Loko G2 roger.chout@chu-guadeloupe.fr Keywords: sickle cell, infection, polymorphism, genetic association, cytokine Abbreviated title: IFN gamma polymorphism and sickle cell disease hal-00387081,version1-23May2009

  4. Severe proliferative retinopathy is associated with blood hyperviscosity in sickle cell hemoglobin-C disease but not in sickle cell anemia

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Severe proliferative retinopathy is associated with blood hyperviscosity in sickle cell hemoglobin-C disease but not in sickle cell anemia Clément Lemaire1 , Yann Lamarre2 , Nathalie Lemonne3 , Xavier Waltz2, Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, France. Running title: Sickle cell disease and retinopathy Corresponding

  5. Does increased red blood cell deformability raise the risk for osteonecrosis in sickle cell Nathalie Lemonne1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Does increased red blood cell deformability raise the risk for osteonecrosis in sickle cell Pointe-à-Pitre, 97157 Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe Running head: Avascular necrosis and sickle cell anemia in sickle cell anemia (SCA) remains unknown. Blood hyper-viscosity has been suggested as a factor involved

  6. Decreased Hematocrit-To-Viscosity Ratio and Increased Lactate Dehydrogenase Level in Patients with Sickle Cell

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    with Sickle Cell Anemia and Recurrent Leg Ulcers Philippe Connes1,2,3* , Yann Lamarre1,2 , Marie-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe Abstract Leg ulcer is a disabling complication in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA Dehydrogenase Level in Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia and Recurrent Leg Ulcers. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79680. doi:10

  7. Hemorheological risk factors of acute chest syndrome and painful vaso-occlusive crisis in children with sickle cell disease

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    Boyer, Edmond

    in children with sickle cell disease Yann Lamarre1 , Marc Romana1 , Xavier Waltz1 , Marie-Laure Lalanne Guadeloupe Running title: Blood rheology in sickle cell disease Corresponding author: Philippe Connes, Ph and painful vaso-occlusive crises in children with sickle cell anemia and hemoglobin SC disease. Design

  8. PROCEEDINGS, Thirty-Sixth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 31 -February 2, 2011

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    Stanford University

    , Stanford, California, January 31 - February 2, 2011 SGP-TR-191 A CONCEPTUAL MODEL FOR GEOTHERMAL ENERGY of the Caribbean islands have great potential for Geothermal Energy. These islands have been formed partially for geothermal energy. The only operating geothermal plant in the Caribbean is at Bouillante in Guadeloupe

  9. PROCEEDINGS, Thirty-Fifth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 1-3, 2010

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    the main physical processes controlling the behavior of the geothermal field and help exploration commissioning of its second production unit, the Bouillante geothermal field has been supplying the Guadeloupe regional and reservoir scale data. Lumped parameters models were used as first exploration tools to test

  10. Session: Geothermal Research Volcanology Oral presentation

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Session: Geothermal Research ­ Volcanology Oral presentation Contribution of multi-methods geophysics to improve the regional knowledge of Bouillante geothermal Province (Guadeloupe) Lydie Gailler1.gailler@brgm.fr The need to understand the geological context of the Bouillante geothermal Province (Basse- Terre

  11. Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2010 Bali, Indonesia, 25-29 April 2010

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2010 Bali, Indonesia, 25-29 April 2010 1 Monitoring of the Bouillante Geothermal Exploitation (Guadeloupe, French West Indies) and the Impact on Its Immediate6009 - 45060 ORLEANS Cedex 2, France b.sanjuan@brgm.fr Keywords: Bouillante, geothermal field

  12. Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2010 Bali, Indonesia, 25-29 April 2010

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2010 Bali, Indonesia, 25-29 April 2010 1 Assessment of the Bouillante Geothermal Field (Guadeloupe, French West Indies): Toward a Conceptual Model of the High Temperature Geothermal System V. Bouchot*, B. Sanjuan*, H. Traineau**, L. Guillou-Frottier*, I. Thinon*, J

  13. Kuwaiti oil sector shows more signs of recovery

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    Not Available

    1992-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that Kuwait's oil sector continues to show signs of recovery from the Persian Gulf war. On Mar. 23 Kuwait Petroleum Co. (KPC) loaded the country's first shipment of liquefied petroleum gas for export since the Iraqi invasion in August 1990. In addition, the first shipment of Kuwaiti crude recovered from giant oil lakes formed by hundreds of wild wells sabotaged in the war was to arrive by tanker in Naples, Italy, late last month. The tanker is carrying 210,000 bbl of crude. However, the project to clean up the lakes and recover more oil, undertaken by Bechtel Corp. with Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC), has reached a stand still.

  14. Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells

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    Alonso, C.T.; Bender, D.A.; Bowman, B.R. [and others

    1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    An oil/gas separator is disclosed that can be utilized to return the burning wells in Kuwait to production. Advantageously, a crane is used to install the separator at a safe distance from the well. The gas from the well is burned off at the site, and the oil is immediately pumped into Kuwait`s oil gathering system. Diverters inside the separator prevent the oil jet coming out of the well from reaching the top vents where the gas is burned. The oil falls back down, and is pumped from an annular oil catcher at the bottom of the separator, or from the concrete cellar surrounding the well.

  15. Robustness of the detection probability for the sign detector

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    Huse, Elizabeth Ann

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    ). . . theta(151)]; a~1, 1); gp 1 o vera=gammaprime(1/a); gp3 overs=gammaprime(3/a); [dfda, dsdaterm, dadthta(1, 1)] ~t(a, k, fo, gp 1 overs, gp3overa); dfdahtt~umint(a, k, dfda); dpda(1, 1)=dsdaterm+dfdaint; dbdp(1, 1)~dp(a, k, fo); a~(1, 2); gp 1 overs...=gammaprime(1/a); gp3overa=gammaprinx;(3/a); [dfda, dsdaterm, dadthta(1, 2)]=faint(a, k, fo, gp 1 o vera, gp3o vera); dfdaint~umint(a, k, dfda); dpda(1, 2)=dsdaterrn+dfdaint; dbdp(1, 2)=findp(age, fo); a~(1, 31); gp 1 overs=gammaprime(1/a); gp3o vera...

  16. Applications of COSMIC to Meteorology and Climate Richard A. Anthes

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    the response of the global atmosphere to regional events such as volcanic eruptions, the Kuwait oil fires and physical adjustment mechanisms, the wind fields as well. These improved analyses and forecasts will provide

  17. NONLINEARITY AND MARKET EFFICIENCY IN GCC STOCK MARKETS

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    Alharbi, Abdullah M. H.

    2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    ): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), using three robust and highly regarded nonlinearity tests. In addition, the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) was tested in this dissertation for the GCC stock markets using...

  18. THE HUMAN ANIMAL Unlearning what nature

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    Starks, Philip

    on the Iraqi border in 1991 precisely because Kuwait had oil that Iraq coveted. But knowing that war common triggers are the desires or needs for territory, resources, or mates. Ants are a well

  19. 9 0 A S T R O N O M Y N O W / J U N 2 0 0 2 he current debate over missile defence

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Saddam Hussein, who set fire to the oil wells in Kuwait and caused an environmental disaster hazardous for peaceful as well as military purposes. Every bit of debris in orbit higher than about 800 km

  20. Use of Plant Toom Logbook Data to Establish Performance of a Cooling Production System

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    Hajiah, A. E.; Maheshwari, G. P.; ElSherbini, A. I.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and applies the same for an office building in Kuwait. Data collected between March and October 2004 were analyzed. Inadequate control of supply water temperature and low chiller loading were identified as the key parameters leading to inefficiency of cooling...

  1. 2, 129164, 2005 The circulation of the

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Countries bordering the Persian Gulf are the15 United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and is surrounded by most of the Earth's deserts. The most known weather phenomenon in the Persian Gulf

  2. arabian persian gulf: Topics by E-print Network

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    Myre, Peggy Lynne 2012-06-07 108 This paper provides the first estimates of SGD to the Kuwait coastline in the Arabian Gulf. Seawater evaporation leads to density driven exchange...

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    of Kuwait, the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act, the December 1989 crisis in heating oil markets, the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, concerns about global climate change,...

  4. Hassan B. Diab Vice President,

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    Shihadeh, Alan

    EGYPT IRAQ JORDAN KUWAIT LEBANON OMAN QATAR SAUDI ARABIA SUDAN SYRIA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES WEST BANK SYRIA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES WEST BANK YEMEN 2008-09 Annual Activity Report #12;2 Acknowledgement The 2008

  5. Understanding Crude Oil Prices

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    Hamilton, James Douglas

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    per day. Monthly crude oil production Iran Iraq KuwaitEIA Table 1.2, OPEC Crude Oil Production (Excluding Lease2008, from EIA, Crude Oil Production. Figure 16. U.S.

  6. Improving the Water Efficiency of Cooling Production System

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    Maheshwari, G.; Al-Hadban, Y.; Al-Taqi, H. H.; Alasseri, R.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For most of the time, cooling towers (CTs) of cooling systems operate under partial load conditions and by regulating the air circulation with a variable frequency drive (VFD), significant reduction in the fan power can be achieved. In Kuwait...

  7. Importance of Design Conditions for Sizing Air-Conditioning Plant

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    Shaban, N.; Maheshwari, G. P.; Suri, R. K.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The proposed design conditions specific to the location and the application are drastically different than currently used single design conditions for all application and locations. Cooling load estimates fro two building located in Kuwait have been analyzed...

  8. Smart Operations of Air-Conditioning and Lighting Systems in a Government Buildings for Peak Power Reduction

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    Al-Hadban, Y.; Maheshwari, G. P.; Al-Nakib, D.; Al-Mulla, A.; Alasseri, R.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the achievements of implementing smart operations strategies for air-conditioning (A/C) and lighting systems in Justice Palace Complex (JPC), Kuwait during the summer 2007. The peak load of this building was 3700 k...

  9. Positive pressure induced channeled suction cups

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    Yang, Shannon X. (Shannon Xuan)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Leaking in water pipe is a critical issue in Middle Eastern countries such as Kuwait where water is scarce. In-pipe robots can be dispatched to discover the network and inspect the inner surface of the pipe. This thesis ...

  10. University Health Center Name The University of Georgia UGA ID # 81

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    Kissinger, Jessica

    incidence rates of > 20 cases per 100,000 population. University Health Center review Date Page 2 Republic Republic of Korea Nigeria Suriname Armenia Ecuador Kuwait Niue Swaziland Azerbaijan Egypt

  11. Small molecules that bind the inner core of gp41 and inhibit HIV envelope-mediated fusion Gary Frey, Sophia Rits-Volloch, X.-Q. Zhang, Robert T. Schooley, Bing Chen, and Stephen C.

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    Harrison, Stephen C.

    Gary Frey, Sophia Rits-Volloch, X.-Q. Zhang, Robert T. Schooley, Bing Chen, and Stephen C. doi:10 envelope-mediated fusion Gary Frey , Sophia Rits-Volloch§ , X.-Q. Zhang¶ , Robert T. Schooley¶ , Bing Chen

  12. Oil and gas developments in Middle East in 1983

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    Hemer, D.O.; Pickford, P.J.

    1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Petroleum production in Middle East countries during 1983 totaled 4,275,054,000 bbl (an average rate of 11,712,476 BOPD), down 3.7% from the revised total of 4,440,841,000 bbl produced in 1982. Iran, Kuwait, the Kuwait-Saudi Arabia Divided Neutral Zone, and Oman had significant increases. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Abu Dhabi had significant decreases. 8 figures, 9 tables.

  13. Middle Cretaceous (Cenomanian Ostracoda from the Wasia Formation of Saudi Arabia

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    Al-Furiah, A. A. F.

    1983-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    producers of oil in of wells from which ostracodes were recovered. Fig. 1. Location 38 39 2 The University of Kansas Paleontological ContributionsPaper 108 Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq. (For more strat- igraphic details see Powers and other, 1966; Powers... producers of oil in of wells from which ostracodes were recovered. Fig. 1. Location 38 39 2 The University of Kansas Paleontological ContributionsPaper 108 Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq. (For more strat- igraphic details see Powers and other, 1966; Powers...

  14. Be Careful What You Wish For: Some thoughts on maximizing value from your simulations

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    and the world needs. · Helping achieve higher yield potential through plant biotechnology · Enabling better Petrochemical Company K.S.C · JV: The Kuwait Olefins Company K.S.C. · JV: The SCG-Dow Group · JV: Sadara: EQUATE Petrochemical Company K.S.C · JV: The SCG-Dow Group · JV: The Kuwait Olefins Company K.S.C 7 ® #12

  15. I-66 I-67 I-66. Identifying the neural initiation of a movement

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    Shenoy, Krishna V.

    of the BG. Recordings from acute brain slices demonstrate that GP neurons expressing the calcium binding loops between the GP and striatum "closed" or "open"? COSYNE 2012 83 #12;

  16. DIFFERENTIAL PROPERTIES OF EUCLIDEAN PROJECTION ...

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    Aug 19, 2014 ... its Jacobian is determined by the following rows : ?. ? x = (. 1. 2. + x. 2gp. + p2(

  17. Ben van der Pluijm and Eric Tohver with Eric Essene, and Jay Busch, Michael Cosca,

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    -slip faulting) ~1150 Ma Tohver et al., Tectonics, 2004 #12;Paleoreconstruction Fortuna Fm, Aguapei Gp ~1150 Ma D

  18. Animal Studies 4.1 Introduction

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    Winfree, Erik

    evoked potential optimization using a GP-BUCB- like algorithm is thus a necessary condition for success

  19. Immunity, Vol. 13, 529538, October, 2000, Copyright 2000 by Cell Press Enhanced Antigen-Specific Antitumor Immunity

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    Fahmy, Tarek

    -specific differentiation antigens specific to the tissue type from which the tumor arose (e.g., gp100 and tyrosinase

  20. A Novel Cancer Vaccine Strategy Based on HLA-A*0201 Matched Allogeneic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Responses against MelA, GP100, tyrosinase and MAGE-3 antigens reached tetramer levels up to 62%, 24%, 85

  1. PIR2 JX0261 21 143 SW PLIA TRIFL 20 143

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    Karplus, Kevin

    PIR2 JX0261 21 143 SW PLIA TRIFL 20 143 SW PLIB TRIFL 17 143 SW PSPA PIG 94 249 GP HUMPSAP 94 248 PIR1 LNHUPS 94 248 SW PSPA HUMAN 94 248 GP HUMPSPB 1 94 248 PIR1 LNHUP1 94 248 PIR2 I51921 94 248 SW RATPSPB 94 248 GP RSPSP16 94 248 SW PSPA CANFA 94 248 PIR1 LNDGPS 94 248 SW PSPA CAVPO 93 247 GP AF022226

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - attenuated simian immunodeficiency Sample...

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

    Structure of an unliganded simian immunodeficiency virus gp120 core Bing Chen1 , Erik M. Vogan1... ......

  3. Influence of Surface Protein V6 Region of Equine Infectious Anemia Virus on Cytokine Gene Expression

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    Lamon, Tennille Krystal

    2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    ............................................................................................................. 11 1.3.1.3 Env ........................................................................................................... 12 1.3.1.4. Regulatory Proteins ................................................................................. 13 1...}. The EIAV surface projections are composed of two env- 9 encoded glycoproteins, a heavily glycosylated protein of 90kDa (gp90) and a membrane spanning 45kDa glycoprotein (gp45) {Montelaro et al., 1993}. EIAV gp90 is now commonly referred...

  4. Improving the Anti-HIV Potency of Different Compounds through Synergy and Covalent Linkage: Dimerization Studies of CXCL8

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    Kagiampakis, Ioannis

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In the first part of my dissertation we focused on the development of covalently linking compounds that bind gp120 with those that bind gp41 in order to block HIV fusion. We used griffithsin or CD4M33, that both bind to gp120, covalently linked...

  5. Topics In Primitive Roots

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    N. A. Carella

    2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This monograph considers a few topics in the theory of primitive roots g(p) modulo a prime p>=2. A few estimates of the least primitive roots g(p) and the least prime primitive roots g^*(p) modulo p, a large prime, are determined. One of the estimate here seems to sharpen the Burgess estimate g(p) 0, to the smaller estimate g(p) 2. The expected order of magnitude is g(p) 1 constant. The corresponding estimates for least prime primitive roots g^*(p) are slightly higher. Anotrher topic deals with an effective lower bound #{p > x/log x for the number of primes p 1. The current results in the literature claim the lower bound #{p > x/(log x)^2, and have restrictions on the minimal number of fixed integers to three or more.

  6. Essays on Forecasting and Hedging Models in the Oil Market and Causality Analysis in the Korean Stock Market

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    Choi, Hankyeung

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Islamic Republic of Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Qatar Marine (Qatar), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (UAE) and Merey (Venezuela). OPEC collects...-1 and 5-3-2, may also be utilized for crack spread margins. Especially, the 2-1-1 crack spread, signifying that two barrels of crude yield a barrel each of gasoline and heating oil, is a better description of the case of heavy crude oils like OPEC basket...

  7. Oil flow resumes in war torn onshore Neutral Zone

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    Not Available

    1992-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Oil production has resumed in the war ravaged onshore fields of the Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait 1 year after the end of Persian Gulf War. Initial production of about 40,000 b/d is expected to rise to 60,000 b/d by year end. This paper reports that prior to the January-February 1991 war to oust occupying Iraqi military forces from Kuwait, the Neutral Zone's Wafra, South Umm Gudair, and South Fuwaris onshore fields produced about 135,000 b/d.

  8. Oil and gas developments in Middle East in 1985

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    Hemer, D.O.; Gohrbandt, K.H.A.

    1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Petroleum production in Middle East countries during 1985 totaled 3,837,580,000 bbl (an average rate of 10,513,917 BOPD), down 2.2% from the revised 1984 total of 3,924,034,000 bbl. Iran, Iraq, Dubai, Oman, and Syria had significant increases; Kuwait, Kuwait-Saudi Arabia Divided Neutral Zone, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar had significant decreases. New fields went on production in Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Oman, and Syria. In North Yemen, the first ever oil production in that country was nearing the start-up stage at year end. 9 figures, 9 tables.

  9. Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Alonso, C.T.; Bender, D.A.; Bowman, B.R.; Burnham, A.K.; Chesnut, D.A.; Comfort, W.J. III; Guymon, L.G.; Henning, C.D.; Pedersen, K.B.; Sefcik, J.A.; Smith, J.A.; Strauch, M.S.

    1993-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    An oil/gas separator is disclosed that can be utilized to return the burning wells in Kuwait to production. Advantageously, a crane is used to install the separator at a safe distance from the well. The gas from the well is burned off at the site, and the oil is immediately pumped into Kuwait's oil gathering system. Diverters inside the separator prevent the oil jet coming out of the well from reaching the top vents where the gas is burned. The oil falls back down, and is pumped from an annular oil catcher at the bottom of the separator, or from the concrete cellar surrounding the well.

  10. Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Alonso, Carol T. (Orinda, CA); Bender, Donald A. (Dublin, CA); Bowman, Barry R. (Livermore, CA); Burnham, Alan K. (Livermore, CA); Chesnut, Dwayne A. (Pleasanton, CA); Comfort, III, William J. (Livermore, CA); Guymon, Lloyd G. (Livermore, CA); Henning, Carl D. (Livermore, CA); Pedersen, Knud B. (Livermore, CA); Sefcik, Joseph A. (Tracy, CA); Smith, Joseph A. (Livermore, CA); Strauch, Mark S. (Livermore, CA)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An oil/gas separator is disclosed that can be utilized to return the burning wells in Kuwait to production. Advantageously, a crane is used to install the separator at a safe distance from the well. The gas from the well is burned off at the site, and the oil is immediately pumped into Kuwait's oil gathering system. Diverters inside the separator prevent the oil jet coming out of the well from reaching the top vents where the gas is burned. The oil falls back down, and is pumped from an annular oil catcher at the bottom of the separator, or from the concrete cellar surrounding the well.

  11. Testing and Evaluation of a Power Factor Correction for Power-Savings Potential

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    Alotaibi, A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was then reduced from 13.9 to 3.0 kVAR (kilo volts amps reactive), the apparent power was decreased from 17.5 to 11.0 kVA (kilo volts amps). and the current was reduced from 23.4 to 14.5 amps. The Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW) in Kuwait is expected...

  12. INAMO #47 GolfStaaten-Gulf countries (Artikel * 2006) Beaugrand, Claire Nationalitt und Migration in den Golfstaaten

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    started to flock first to Bahrain where oil export began as early as in 1934, then Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, published in "INAMO 47 (2006) 10-14" #12;2 issue of oil revenues' distribution, affected the forms of movement control that were opted for, as well as the types of nationality issues that derived from it

  13. A Concept from a Concern: THE ARCTIC EMERGENCY

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    Kuligowski, Bob

    oil well fires in Kuwait) WHAT IS THE ISSUE? #12;0000 - 4 MANY RELEVANT AND RECENT NEWS STORIES (particularly if oil is involved) What happens in (or near) one country could well generate a response from well fill that role in several countries, not just his own (recall `Red' Adair, the Texan, who put out

  14. Transcript of Wilkerson interview Col Lawrence Wilkerson, the chief of staff to former US Secretary of State Colin

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    Colquhoun, David

    to sit in Kuwait until the military forces had moved into Baghdad, and then going to Baghdad and other with some oil-field fires, put Ahmed Chalabi or some other similar Iraqi in charge and leave correct in assuming that? Well in the two decision-making processes into which I had the most insight

  15. Drilling continues upward momentum

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    Moritis, G.

    1990-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses how the drilling recovery that began during the second half of 1989 is continuing into 1990. On top of this, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait has caused disarray in oil markets, driving up oil prices, and disrupting access to oil supplies. Potentially, this upheaval could lead to an upward spike in worldwide drilling activity.

  16. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 0099-2240/00/$04.00 0

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    Wood, Thomas K.

    California shrub rhizospheres, as well as two tree-colonizing Rhizobium strains (ATCC 10320 and ATCC 35645 aromatic hydrocarbons (4) and 2,5-dichloro- benzoate (5). In Kuwait, many crop species have been shown to grow in soil containing up to 10% crude oil by weight and to cleanse the rhizosphere of the crude oil

  17. A study on the temporal and spatial variability of absorbing aerosols using Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer and

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    , individual events, such as the Kuwait oil fire and Australian smoke plum, are isolated in individual higher cycle in the two data sets shows that the cycles agree very well both globally and regionally dust and biomass burning source regions, as well as dust transport. Finally, we find that large

  18. National Center for Atmospheric Research annual report, fiscal year 1991. Report for 1 October 1990-30 September 1991

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    Warner, L.

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) annual report for fiscal year 1991 is presented. NCAR's projects for the period included investigations of air pollution from the oil well fires in Kuwait, a solar eclipse, thunderstorms in central Florida, the El Nino current, greenhouse processes, and upper atmosphere phenomena.

  19. Petrochemical industry in the Middle East: current status, uncertainties, global impact

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    Not Available

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The situation and perspective of the petrochemical industry in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, IR Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, the UAE, SP Libyan AJ, Algeria, and Egypt are reviewed. Special attention is given to the budgetary constraints, foreign partners, the costs, the markets, and the impact of falling oil prices.

  20. Paintball Summer Weather

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    Highlights · Paintball · Summer Weather · Birthdays · Manners TheELIWeekly Paintball! Come out France Iraq Japan Korea Kuwait Libya Netherlands Niger Peru Qatar Saudi Arabia Spain Taiwan Thailand Turkey United States Venezuela Summer Weather Safety We've come to realize in the past that not all

  1. Ocean Sci., 2, 2741, 2006 www.ocean-sci.net/2/27/2006/

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of United Arab Emirates is a major driver of this baroclinic circulation. 1 Introduction The Persian Gulf bordering the Per- sian Gulf are the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Iraq (Emery, 1956). Extensive shallow regions, United Arab Emirates

  2. Technical matters The practice and politics of geo-referencing

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    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    , Energy & Resources Group 2010 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting #12;Laos? China Google, China, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia Kuwait and other nations have been buying and leasing huge version of the 19th-century scramble for Africa."1 "A new geopolitics of hunger" 2 1. The Guardian UK, 22

  3. Smart Operations of Air-Conditioning and Lighting Systems in Government Buildings for Peak Power Reduction

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    Al-Hadban, Y.; Maheshwari, G. P.; Al-Nakib, D.; Al-Mulla, A.; Alasseri, R.

    During the summer 2007 smart operation strategies for air-conditioning (A/C) and lighting systems were developed and tested in a number of governmental buildings in Kuwait as one of the solutions to reduce the national peak demand for electrical...

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

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    Kane, Andrew S.

    Environmental Perturbation After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico 1Auburn University: Yucatan, Gulf of Mexico- exploratory oil well Ixtoc explodes, sinks (10.8, 5%) March 24th, 1989: Prince: Gulf of Mexico- oil tanker Megaborg fire (378, 189%) January 21st, 1991: Kuwait- Gulf War I, Iraqi

  5. Guam: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision hasInformation Earth's Heat Jump to:Photon Place:Net Jump to:EnergyEnergy°Guadeloupe: EnergyGuam:

  6. Guangdong, China: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision hasInformation Earth's Heat Jump to:Photon Place:Net Jump to:EnergyEnergy°Guadeloupe:

  7. Guardian Industries | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision hasInformation Earth's Heat Jump to:Photon Place:Net Jump to:EnergyEnergy°Guadeloupe:Industries

  8. Satellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution in Mega CitiesSatellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution in Mega Cities Sundar A. Christopher 1; J.Wang1; P. Gupta 1; M.A. Box2; and G.P. Box2

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    Wang, Jun

    Satellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution in Mega CitiesSatellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution, consistent, and cost-effective way for monitoring air pollution. Using Terra/Aqua data, we demonstrate matter, or aerosols, reduce visibility, affect human health, and also cause several ecological effects

  9. Optical characterization of n=1.03 silica aerogel used as radiator in the RICH of E. Aschenauer 9 , N. Bianchi 4 , G.P. Capitani 4 , P. Carter 3 , C Casalino 2 , E. Cisbani 6 , C. Coluzza 7 , R. De Leo 2;a ,

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    Optical characterization of n=1.03 silica aerogel used as radiator in the RICH of HERMES E Abstract The optical properties of silica aerogel tiles with a refractive index of 1.03 and dimensions 11, is completely interpretable as backscattering from inside the aerogel, revealing an absence of light reflection

  10. 4/25/11 12:32 PMThe Canadian Press: Scientists searching for 'soot-print' in the Arctic; black carbon coating seen as causing melt Page 1 of 2http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gpZC2HL9mLKe_nwaOPhaSQPdnuUg?docId=6621785

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    Rigor, Ignatius G.

    , or black carbon, is produced by auto and truck engines, aircraft emissions, burning forests and the use scientists from Norway, Russia, Germany, Italy and China. They are working from Svalbard, Norway, a group the northern tip of Norway and the North Pole. Once used for whaling, the islands are now home to seals

  11. On the well-posedness and scattering for the Gross-Pitaevskii hierarchy via quantum de Finetti

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    Thomas Chen; Christian Hainzl; Natasa Pavlovic; Robert Seiringer

    2014-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We prove the existence of scattering states for the defocusing cubic Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) hierarchy in ${\\mathbb R}^3$. Moreover, we show that an energy growth condition commonly used in the well-posedness theory of the GP hierarchy is, in a specific sense, necessary. In fact, we prove that without the latter, there exist initial data for the focusing cubic GP hierarchy for which instantaneous blowup occurs.

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - adult caregiving relationships Sample Search...

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    Summary: Ethnicity: Referred by: Relationship: Address: Postal code: GP name: Practice: ParentsCaregivers name... 4800 Christchurch, 8140 ParentCaregiver Signature: Child's...

  13. attila szilgyi gyula: Topics by E-print Network

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

    eloads Katona Gyula Y. Mathematics Websites Summary: , egyszerus-tett modellje. Alan Turing 1912-1954 Defin-ci. Tbbszalagos Turing-gp (TG), k 1 egsz szm...

  14. unknown title

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    unknown authors

    Transcription of the gene encoding melanomaassociated antigen gp100 in tissues and cell lines other than those of the melanocytic lineage

  15. FY 2012 Annual Report National Nuclear Security Administration

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    "next steps" for the working group. GP Membership G-8 Countries * Canada * France * Germany * Italy * Japan * Russian Federation * United Kingdom * United States Australia...

  16. Interaction of lopinavir with MDR1, MRP1 and MRP2 efflux proteins

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    Agarwal, Shankar; Pal, D.; Mitra, A. K.

    2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    either by decreasing the total intracellular retention of drugs or redistributing intracellular accumulation of drugs away from target organelles. INHIBITORS USED ? MRP family transporters were selectively inhibited with MK-571, a specific... leukotriene D4 (LTD4) receptor antagonist. MK-571 specifically inhibits at least MRP1 and MRP2, but not P-gp. ? P-gp transporter was selectively inhibited with P-gp 4008, a specific inhibitor of MDR1/P-gp mediated efflux. ? Fumitremorgin-C (FC) is a...

  17. In Utero Sources of Skeletal Variation: the Role of Maternal Prenatal Stress

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    Amugongo, Sarah Kigamwa

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chrousos GP. Depression and osteoporosis in men: associationof osteopenia and osteoporosis. J Musculoskelet NeuronalCooper C. Epidemiology of osteoporosis. Best Pract Res Clin

  18. Conformational Dynamics of Bacteriophage T7 DNA Polymerase and its Processivity Factor, Escherichia coli thioredoxin

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    Akabayov, B.; Akabayov, S; Lee , S; Tabor, S; Kulczyk , A; Richardson, C

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gene 5 of bacteriophage T7 encodes a DNA polymerase (gp5) responsible for the replication of the phage DNA. Gp5 polymerizes nucleotides with low processivity, dissociating after the incorporation of 1 to 50 nucleotides. Thioredoxin (trx) of Escherichia coli binds tightly (Kd = 5 nM) to a unique segment in the thumb subdomain of gp5 and increases processivity. We have probed the molecular basis for the increase in processivity. A single-molecule experiment reveals differences in rates of enzymatic activity and processivity between gp5 and gp5/trx. Small angle X-ray scattering studies combined with nuclease footprinting reveal two conformations of gp5, one in the free state and one upon binding to trx. Comparative analysis of the DNA binding clefts of DNA polymerases and DNA binding proteins show that the binding surface contains more hydrophobic residues than other DNA binding proteins. The balanced composition between hydrophobic and charged residues of the binding site allows for efficient sliding of gp5/trx on the DNA. We propose a model for trx-induced conformational changes in gp5 that enhance the processivity by increasing the interaction of gp5 with DNA.

  19. Protein, grain and sources of methionine in the nutrition of the laying hen and broiler chick

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    Ernst, Herbert Lloyd

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    ) supplementation (Gp. 7) produced the largest body weight gain while the diet containing only milo (Gp. 1) showed the smallest body weight gain. Hen-da Production: Birds receiving the diet with milo only (Gp, 1) laid significantly less eggs than any other.... When both FM and MHA were added to the milo and corn diets (Gps. 4 & 8) there was a significant improvement only in the group fed the milo diet (Gp. 4) when com- pared to the diets containing only corn and milo (Gps. 1 6 5). ~EW ' ht: MHA and FM...

  20. Autonomous robotic wheelchair with collision-avoidance navigation

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    Hsieh, Pin-Chun

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    range of the two GP2D12 infrared sensors as 70 cm. In Figure 5.1, we can see that the circle is the turning trajectory of the wheelchair turning at an original point. The detecting range of two GP2D12 and three GP2D15 infrared 28 sensors... signal. From some experiments and testing, we set the reaction of the robotic wheelchair in Table 5.1. There are five infrared sensors assembled on the sensor bracket. Two Sharp GP2D12 infrared sensors assembled on the right and left sides as Figure...

  1. Quantitative evaluation of the effect of p-glycoprotein on oral drug absorption

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    Shirasaka, Yoshiyuki

    2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Concentration P-gp Expression Level Affinity to P-gp Passive Membrane Permeability Cellular Accumulation Transport Experiments by using P-gp Expressing Cell Monolayers Apical Basal Caco-2 cell? MDR1-MDCK cell ? Permeability ratio Transport Rate = f ( Km, Vmax..., Ppassive ) ?Impact of P-gp on in vivo Oral Drug Absorption? Development of kinetic model that can predict the in vivo absorption of P-glycoprotein substrate drugs from in vitro data. PURPOSE 0 1.0 2.0 3.0 P e r m e a b i l i t y r a t i o ( B L t o A P...

  2. Vitiligo: A good prognostic factor in melanoma?

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    Cunha, Daniela; Pacheco, Fernando Assis; Cardoso, Jorge

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cells and normal melanocytes (e.g. , MART-1, tyrosinase,gp100, tyrosinase-related protein 1 and 2) [ 1 ]. This

  3. Enhancing adoptive T cell transfer therapies: Novel treatments through IL-12 CD8 T cell priming and adjunctive use of a histone deacetylase inhibitor

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    Lisiero, Dominique Naomi

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and T. Boon. 1993. The tyrosinase gene codes for an antigenincluded, Melan A/MART-1, tyrosinase, and gp100 (49, 5155).

  4. archaeo-eukaryotic primase superfamily: Topics by E-print Network

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

    with gp4 and modulates its multiple Richardson, Charles C. 10 A PROPOSAL FOR THE PIRSF (PIR SUPERFAMILY) CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM Biology and Medicine Websites Summary: A PROPOSAL...

  5. Heat Pipe Performance Enhancement with Binary Mixture Fluids that Exhibit Strong Concentration Marangoni Effects

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    Armijo, Kenneth Miguel

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    70] Borishansky, V.M. , Danilova, G.N. , Gotovsky, M.A. ,Borishansky, A.V. , Danilova, G.P. , and Kupryanova, A.V. ,

  6. applied genetic programming: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Automatic Programming--pro- gram synthesis General Terms Theory, Experimentation search. This paper presents an approach to predict the performance of GP applied to data...

  7. Children and adolescents deaths from trauma-related causes in a Brazilian City

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    S, Fraga GP: Fatal motorcycle crashes: a serious publicassociated with severity of motorcycle injuries among youngor train, bicycles, or motorcycles), asphyxia/ suffocation,

  8. Foolproof completions for high rate production wells

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    Tosic, Slavko

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    gravel pack (GP) and high rate water pack (HRWP) completions over high-permeability fracturing (HPF), known in the vernacular as a frac&pack (FP) for very high rate wells. While a properly designed GP completion may prevent sand production, it does...

  9. Foolproof completions for high rate production wells

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    Tosic, Slavko

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    gravel pack (GP) and high rate water pack (HRWP) completions over high-permeability fracturing (HPF), known in the vernacular as a frac&pack (FP) for very high rate wells. While a properly designed GP completion may prevent sand production, it does...

  10. Radiative corrections to lepton-lepton scattering Physik-Department T39, Technische Universitat Munchen, D-85747 Garching, Germany

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    Weise, Wolfram

    the tree diagrams and the one-loop diagrams. Infrared finiteness of these virtual radiative corrections is achieved (in the standard way) by including soft photon radiation below an energy cut-off . We evaluate discrepancies for the ratio of the proton electric and magnetic form factors Gp E/Gp M as determined

  11. Asymptotic geometric phase and purity for phase qubit dispersively coupled to lossy LC circuit

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    Mohamed, A.-B.A., E-mail: abdelbastm@yahoo.com [Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut (Egypt); Obada, A.-S.F. [Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo (Egypt)

    2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Analytical descriptions of the geometric phases (GPs) for the total system and subsystems are studied for a current biased Josephson phase qubit strongly coupled to a lossy LC circuit in the dispersive limit. It is found that, the GP and purity depend on the damping parameter which leads to the phenomenon of GP death. Coherence parameter delays the phenomenon of a regular sequence of deaths and births of the GP. The asymptotic behavior of the GP and the purity for the qubit-LC resonator state closely follow that for the qubit state, but however, for the LC circuit these asymptotic values are equal to zero. - Highlights: > The model of a current biased Josephson phase qubit, strongly coupled to loss LC circuit, is considered. > Analytical descriptions of the geometric phase (GP) of this model, in the dispersive limit, are studied. > The GP and purity depend on the dissipation which leads to the GP death phenomenon. > Coherence parameter delays the phenomenon of a regular sequence of deaths and births of the GP.

  12. Gifts in Memory of LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 1 Anonymous, in memory of

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    . Brown, in memory of Lawrence J. Varnerin, Jr. '91P R. N. Brummer, in memory of James W. Niemeyer '43 '68. Campbell, in memory of Gerald G. Leeman '71P '10GP Michael J. Caruso '67, in memory of Gerald G. Leeman '71, in memory of James E. Schierloh '51 Martin D. Cohen, in memory of Gerald G. Leeman '71P '10GP Kathleen

  13. Phenotype Plasticity in Genetic Programming: A Comparison of Darwinian and Lamarckian

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Phenotype Plasticity in Genetic Programming: A Comparison of Darwinian and Lamarckian Inheritance of phenotype plasticity in Genetic Pro gramming (GP). This takes the form of a set of realvalued numerical that plastic GP has significant benefits including faster evolution and adaptation in changing environments

  14. Copyright by David J. Hill, 2007 DATA MINING APPROACHES TO COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    small-scale heterogeneity. This research develops an upscaling method based on genetic programming (GP), which facilitates both the GP search and the implementation of the resulting models, and demonstrates and control (QA/QC), focused data collection, and event detection. The second portion of this dissertation

  15. Design and expression of a short peptide as an HIV detection probe

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    Lines, Jamie A.; Yu, Zhiqiang; Dedkova, Larisa M.; Chen, Shengxi, E-mail: shengxi.chen.1@asu.edu

    2014-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: We designed a short fusion peptide (FP-50) for in vivo expression. This peptide is a very promising component for detection of gp120 protein. The detectable level is about 20200 times lower than previously published methods. It is a novel probe to detect HIV-1 gp120 during early stages of HIV infection. -- Abstract: To explore a low-cost novel probe for HIV detection, we designed and prepared a 50-amino acid-length short fusion peptide (FP-50) via Escherichia coli in vivo expression. It was employed as a novel probe to detect HIV-1 gp120 protein. The detectable level of gp120 protein using the FP-50 peptide was approximately 20200 times lower than previously published methods that used a pair of monoclonal antibodies. Thus, this short peptide is a very promising component for detection of gp120 protein during early stages of HIV infection.

  16. The Gross-Pitaevskii equations and beyond for inhomogeneous condensed bosons

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    G. G. N. Angilella; S. Bartalini; F. S. Cataliotti; I. Herrera; N. H. March; R. Pucci

    2006-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A simple derivation of the static Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) equation is given from an energy variational principle. The result is then generalized heuristically to the time-dependent GP form. With this as background, a number of different experimental areas explored very recently are reviewed, in each case contact being established between the measurements and the predictions of the GP equations. The various limitations of these equations as used on dilute inhomogeneous condensed Boson atomic gases are then summarized, reference also being made to the fact that there is no many-body wave function underlying the GP formulation. This then leads into a discussion of a recently proposed integral equation, derived by taking the Bogoliubov-de Gennes equation as starting point. Some limitations of the static GP differential equation are thereby removed, though it is a matter of further study to determine whether a correlated wave function exists as underpinning for the integral equation formulation.

  17. Geometric phase of a central spin coupled to an antiferromagnetic environment

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    Xiao-Zhong Yuan; Hsi-Sheng Goan; Ka-Di Zhu

    2010-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the spin-wave approximation, we study the geometric phase (GP) of a central spin (signal qubit) coupled to an antiferromagnetic (AF) environment under the application of an external global magnetic field. The external magnetic field affects the GP of the qubit directly and also indirectly through its effect on the AF environment. We find that when the applied magnetic field is increased to the critical magnetic field point, the AF environment undergoes a spin-flop transition, a first-order phase transition, and at the same time the GP of the qubit changes abruptly to zero. This sensitive change of the GP of a signal qubit to the parameter change of a many-body environment near its critical point may serve as another efficient tool or witness to study the many-body phase transition. The influences of the AF environment temperature and crystal anisotropy field on the GP are also investigated.

  18. Neutral zone: World Oil Report 1991

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    Not Available

    1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports on the Neutral Zone between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, much in the news during the Gulf war, that returned to production in June when offshore output resumed at a rate of 100,000 bpd. By this month, offshore production should have attained near its pre-war level of 250,000 bpd. Because of war damage onshore, production will not be restarted onshore for some time. Neutral Zone oil is jointly owned by Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Texaco's Getty unit operates some 900 mostly pumping wells in South Umm Gudair, Wafra and South Fawaris onshore fields. However, only about 50 were producing 130,000 bpd last August when Iraqis invaded. Japan's Arabian Oil Co. operates 165 wells-all flowing-in offshore Khafji, Hout and Lulu fields that have a maximum productive capacity of about 300,000 bpd.

  19. Inflatable kill packers used in working over Kuwaiti wells

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    Miller, D. (Baker Oil Tools, Houston, TX (US)); Conover, G. (Baker Service Tools, Houston, TX (US))

    1992-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports on inflatable packers which are being used with great success in post-well capping workover operations in Kuwait oil fields. In mid-January, about one kill packer was being run per day. Use is expected to increase in March when a second post-capping crew arrives. Of several thousand unconventional ideas submitted to Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC) for controlling the well fires left in the aftermath of lst year's Gulf War, only about a dozen were actually used. Inflatable kill packers, designed and manufactured by Baker Service Tools and marketed by Baker Oil Tools, were one of the ideas that proved effective. The kill packers are modifications of Baker's inflatable packers that have successfully been used in capping producers on many blowouts throughout the world, including the Piper Alpha disaster in the North Sea and the Saga blowout offshore Norway.

  20. The Gulf War and the environment

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    El-Baz, F. (ed.) (Boston Univ., MA (United States). Center for Remote Sensing); Makharita, R.M. (ed.) (World Bank, Washington, DC (United States))

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Gulf War inflicted dramatic environmental damage upon the fragile desert and shore environments of Kuwait and northeastern Saudi Arabia. Coastal and marine environments experienced oil spills of more than 8 million barrels, which killed wildlife and damaged the fishing industry. In inland Kuwait, hundreds of oil lakes are scattered across the desert surface: these lakes emit noxious gases, drown insects and birds, and may seep to pollute groundwater. Exploding and burning oil wells released soot particles, oil droplets, and noxious chemicals into the atmosphere, spreading air pollution, acid rain, and respiratory problems. Military diggings, constructions, and vehicles have destroyed much of the desert pavement, resulting in increased dust storms and large, moving dunes.

  1. Oil spills - increasing US dependence on oil imports heightens risks to environment

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    NONE

    1992-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Calamitous oil spills in recent years have focused attention on the devastation the world`s leading energy source can wreak on the environment. In Alaska, the 1989 grounding of the supertanker Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound caused the worst U.S. oil spill ever and promoted Congress to pass stringent oil-pollution legislation. In the Persian Gulf, {open_quotes}eco-terroism{close_quotes} committed by Iraqi forces during the gulf war left hundreds of wells burning and oil free-flowing out of Kuwait`s refineries and oil-shipping terminals. With the United States and much of the global community increasingly dependent on petroleum moved by supertankers, oil spills will continue to threaten the environment for the foreseeable future.

  2. Nuclear winter from gulf war discounted

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    Marshall, E.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Would a major conflagration in Kuwait's oil fields trigger a climate catastrophe akin to the 'nuclear winter' that got so much attention in the 1980s This question prompted a variety of opinions. The British Meteorological Office and researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory concluded that the effect of smoke from major oil fires in Kuwait on global temperatures is likely to be small; however, the obscuration of sunlight might significantly reduce surface temperatures locally. Michael MacCracken, leader of the researchers at Livermore, predicts that the worst plausible oil fires in the Gulf would produce a cloud of pollution about as severe as that found on a bad day at the Los Angeles airport. The results of some mathematical modeling by the Livermore research group are reported.

  3. Middle East: Iran isn't missed much

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    1980-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A concerted effort to further develop productive capacity is evident in most Middle Eastern Countries, through exploration, field development, and secondary recovery. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Abu Dhabi all plan expanded petroleum industry programs in 1980. Oil production in Saudi Arabia through the first one-half of 1980 averaged 9.5 million bpd, and the Saudis are proceeding with the large-scale associated gas utilization and industrialization program. Iraq's near-term interest is in development of the Majnoon Discovery. Abu Dhabi is continuing efforts to complete development of a giant offshore field and finalize an onshore/offshore associated gas utilization facility. Only Iran and Kuwait are expected to be relatively inactive in petroleum programs during the remainder of 1980. Individual country reports are presented for Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Iran, Kuwait, the Divided Neutral Zone, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Syria, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, South Yemen, and Yemen Arab Republic.

  4. Middle East

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    Hemer, D.O. (Mobil Oil Corp., New York, NY); Mason, J.F.; Hatch, G.C.

    1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Petroleum production in Middle East countries during 1980 totaled 6,747,719,000 bbl or an average rate of 18,436,390,000 bbl/d, down 13.9% from 1979. Increases were in Saudi Arabia and Syria. Significant decreases occurred in Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, and Turkey. New discoveries were made in Abu Dhabi, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sharjah, and Oman. New areas were explored in Bahrain, Oman, Syria, and Yemen. 9 figures, 16 tables.

  5. NASA technology applications team. Applications of aerospace technology. Annual Report, Oct. 1990 - Sep. 1991

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    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Discussed here are the activities of the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Technology Applications Team for the period 1 October 1990 through 30 September 1991. Topics researched include automated data acquisition and analysis of highway pavement cracking, thermal insulation for refrigerators, the containment of paint removed from steel structures, improved technologies for Kuwait oil well control, sprayed zinc coatings for corrosion control of reinforcing steel in bridges, and the monitoring and life support of medically fragile children in the educational setting.

  6. A Methodology For Calculating Integrated NOx Emissions Reductions from Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE/RE) Programs Across State Agencies in Texas

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    Haberl, J. S.; Liu, Z.; Baltazar, J. C.; Mukopadhyay. J; Marshall, K.; Gilman, D.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.; Montgomery, C.; McKelvy, K.; Reid, V.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Analysis of Texas Code Adoption Analysis: Lighting Requirment, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), U.S.D.O.E., Washington, D.C. Bryant, J., Degelman, L., Turner, D. 2004. ?Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Impact in the Texas Emissions... of Texas Code Adoption Analysis: Lighting Requirment, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), U.S.D.O.E., Washington, D.C. ESL-IC-10-10-58 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26...

  7. The Global Impact of the Systemic Economies and MENA Business Cycles

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    Cashin, Paul; Mohaddes, Kamiar; Raissi, Mehdi

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain. The time series data for the GCC block and the Euro Area block are constructed as cross-sectionally weighted averages of the domestic variables (described in detail below), using Purchasing Power... Systemic Countries Other Oil Exporters Algeria#3; China Canada GCC Countries Euro Area Ecuador#3; Bahrain#3; Austria Indonesia Kuwait#3; Belgium Mexico Oman#3; Finland Nigeria#3; Qatar#3; France Norway Saudi Arabia Germany Venezuela#3; UAE#3; Italy Iran#3...

  8. Economy key to 1992 U. S. oil, gas demand

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    Beck, R.J.

    1992-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper provides a forecast US oil and gas markets and industry in 1992. An end to economic recession in the U.S. will boost petroleum demand modestly in 1992 after 2 years of decline. U.S. production will resume its slide after a fractional increase in 1991. Drilling in the U.S. will set a record low. Worldwide, the key questions are economic growth and export volumes from Iraq, Kuwait, and former Soviet republics.

  9. The general QCD parametrization and the hierarchy of its parameters. (Why some simple models of hadrons work so well)

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    G. Dillon; G. Morpurgo

    2010-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    After summarizing the basic points of the general QCD parametrization (GP) we discuss systematically its applications to the properties of the lowest families of baryons and mesons. We show how the hierarchy of the parameters in the GP emerges clearly in the properties of hadrons. Among other things, it explains why simple models can work reasonably well and clarifies the relationship between current and constituent quarks. More details on the hadron properties discussed with the GP appear from the list of secrions at the beginning of the paper.

  10. Application of horizontal wells in steeply dipping reservoirs

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    Lopez Navarro, Jose David

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) + Rplj)/2 Np = Np(j-1) + DELTA Np R3 - Rs +[(kg/ko)(Uo/Ug)(Bo/Bg)] Gp = Gp 4-1) + DELTA NpsRp avg Rec. Fac. = Np/OOIP Rp=Gp/Np 43 IE+06 lE+05 a 1E+04 1E+03 ~m=000 ? a ? m=0, 08 ~m=0. 24 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 Time (years) Fig... Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering ABSTRACT Application of Horizontal Wells in Steeply Dipping Reservoirs. (December 1995) Jose David Lopez Navarro, B. S. , Universidad de America Santafe de Bogota, Colombia Co-chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr...

  11. Bringing simulation to implementation: Presentation of a global approach in the design of passive solar buildings under humid tropical climates

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    Garde, Franois; Celaire, Robert

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In early 1995, a DSM pilot initiative has been launched in the French islands of Guadeloupe and Reunion through a partnership between several public and private partners (the French Public Utility EDF, the University of Reunion Island, low cost housing companies, architects, energy consultants, etc...) to set up standards to improve thermal design of new residential buildings in tropical climates. This partnership led to defining optimized bio-climatic urban planning and architectural designs featuring the use of passive cooling architectural principles (solar shading, natural ventilation) and components, as well as energy efficient systems and technologies. The design and sizing of each architectural component on internal thermal comfort in building has been assessed with a validated thermal and airflow building simulation software (CODYRUN). These technical specifications have been edited in a reference document which has been used to build over 300 new pilot dwellings through the years 1996-1998 in Reunion...

  12. P-Glycoprotein Structure and Chemotherapy Resistance

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    The protein, called P-glycoprotein, or P-gp for short, is one of the main reasons cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy drugs. Understanding its structure may help...

  13. PREGNANCY AND SWINE FLU FOR THE Background

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    Davies, Christopher

    of appetite and cough), you should contact your GP as soon as possible and this should be done by phone. Other: · People covering their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, using a tissue when possible. · Disposing

  14. Ympristystvllisen katteen suunnittelu shkautoon.

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    Friman, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Tss opinnytetyss suunnittelin ympristystvlliset shkauton katteet Saimaan ammattikorkeakoululle. Autoa suunnitteli yhteistyss kanssani kaksi muuta opiskelijaa. Shkauton oli tarkoitus kisata Lappeenranta GPtapahtumassa jrjestetyss Joulella pisimmllekisassa. Tyss (more)

  15. Society Associate Percival L. Hallowell '18* ++

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    Napier, Terrence

    C. Lucks '47 ++ Ruth and Myron Pomerantz '47 Barbara and Frederick N. Spencer '47 ++ Ora PP '11GP Joanie M. and Murray H. Goodman '48 '88H June W. and Leon C. Holt '48 ++ Society Associates

  16. September 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Renewable Energy Sources...

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    Corey, G.P. (1996) 76 > PROPERTIES AND PERFORMANCE OF CEMENT-BASED GROUTS FOR GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP APPLICATIONS. ALLAN,M.L. (1999) 70 > Solar radiation data manual for flat-plate...

  17. Sustainable Energy Research Team publications Whittaker, C., Adams, P., McManus, M.C Securing a Bioenergy Supply: UK and US in

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    .C Securing a Bioenergy Supply: UK and US in Perspectives on Biofuels: Potential Benefits and Possible, G.P. McManus, M.C. and Mezzullo, W. G, 2011. Barriers to and drivers for UK bioenergy development

  18. Structure and stability of Co(II)-complexes formed by wild-type and metal-ligand substitution mutants of T4 gene 32 protein

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    Guo, Juqian

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Phage T4 gene 32 protein (gp32) is a zinc metalloprotein that binds cooperatively and preferentially to single-stranded nucleic acids and functions as a replication and recombination accessory protein. We have previously shown that the ZN...

  19. Functional expression of P-glycoprotein in primary cultures of human cytotrophoblasts and BeWo cells

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    Utoguchi, Naoki; Chandorkar, Gurudatt A.; Avery, Michael; Audus, Kenneth L.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study was to investigate the functional expression of the efflux transporter, P-glycoprotein (P-gp), in primary cultures of human cytotrophoblasts and BeWo cell monolayers. Uptake studies with primary ...

  20. A classification of the ground states and topological defects in a rotating two-component Bose-Einstein condensate

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    is described in terms of two wave functions (order parameters), 1 and 2, respectively representing component-1 is the rotation frequency assumed to apply equally to both components. The Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) energy func is the har- mo

  1. Hamilton Paths in Generalized Petersen Graphs.

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    Pensaert, William

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This thesis puts forward the conjecture that for n > 3k with k > 2, the generalized Petersen graph, GP(n,k) is Hamilton-laceable if n is (more)

  2. Examining the Relationship between Antecedent Soil Moisture and Summer Precipitation in the U.S. Great Plains

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    Meng, Lei

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation focuses on examining the relationship between antecedent soil moisture and summer precipitation in the U.S. Great Plains (GP). The influence of Nino sea surface temperatures (SSTs) on summer precipitation has also been investigated...

  3. E-Print Network 3.0 - androgen-repressed human prostate Sample...

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    Rosenthal, H., Chu, T.M., Mirand, E.A., Murphy, G.P., 1983. LNCaP model of ... Source: Brand, Paul H. - Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Toledo...

  4. Future perspectives in melanoma research. Meeting report from the Melanoma Bridge. Napoli, December 2nd-4th 2012

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MART-1, gp-100, and Tyrosinase. Patients, who had detectablefactor (GM-CSF) and/or Tyrosinase peptide-based vac- cineantigens (MART-1, Tyrosinase) in human melanoma, preclinical

  5. Garland Power and Light- Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

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    Garland Power and Light (GP&L) offers the incentives to its residential, small commercial and commercial customers to increase the energy efficiency of homes and facilities. Rebates for...

  6. Consumption-based accounting of CO2 emissions

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    Davis, S. J; Caldeira, K.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    intensity of GDP (energy per unit GDP) and the carbonand per- capita GDP, but also by unanticipated global increases in the energyg = G/P is per-capita GDP, e = E/G is energy intensity of

  7. University of Glasgow School of Interdisciplinary Studies

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    ) (SW) (R345/6) (GP) (M5) 4 Human Impact on the Human Impact on the Enviro (R218) Environment (R218) 5) Impacts of Climate Change (GEOG5054) (Glasgow Main Campus ONLY) (Glasgow Main campus ONLY) 10 Senior

  8. A continuous model for open pit mine planning?

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    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 15, 2009 ... decreasing) w.r.t. z.. All results apply analogously to G([p, q]) and E([p, q]) when p = p0. Proof. ...... In: Autonomous Robot and Agents. Studies in...

  9. Communication in Home Area Networks

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    Wang, Yubo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AMR uses UNB-PLC to read smart meter every 15 minutes [29].can be shared. Home 1 Smart meter Utility distribution2 HomePlug AV HomePlug GP Smart meter Cable PEV Appliance

  10. Classification of Seafloor Habitats using Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    habitats. The initial motivation to use GP for this task came from a work on diesel engine diagnosis [11 are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full

  11. antibody binding site: Topics by E-print Network

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    Ser-142 (14). Ser-129 is believed to be a substrate for glycogen synthase kinase 3 Brownfield, Mark S. 75 Binding of HIV-1 gp41-Directed Neutralizing and Non-Neutralizing...

  12. Another weird prime - Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

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    2009-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 31, 2008 ... 1. Introduction. Denote by g(p) the least primitive root of a prime p and by h(p) the least .... Next is Mr. Mariusz Kwas, a student of the Warsaw.

  13. Why do mixed quantum-classical methods describe short-time dynamics through conical intersections so well? Analysis of geometric phase effects

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    Gherib, Rami; Izmaylov, Artur F

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Adequate simulation of non-adiabatic dynamics through conical intersection requires account for a non-trivial geometric phase (GP) emerging in electronic and nuclear wave-functions in the adiabatic representation. Popular mixed quantum-classical (MQC) methods, surface hopping and Ehrenfest, do not carry a nuclear wave-function to be able to incorporate the GP into nuclear dynamics. Surprisingly, the MQC methods reproduce ultra-fast interstate crossing dynamics generated with the exact quantum propagation so well as if they contained information about the GP. Using two-dimensional linear vibronic coupling models we unravel how the MQC methods can effectively mimic the most significant dynamical GP effects: 1) compensation for repulsive diagonal second order non-adiabatic couplings and 2) transfer enhancement for a fully cylindrically symmetric component of a nuclear distribution.

  14. The role of ATP release and autocrine/paracrine P1/P2 receptor signaling in the modulation of neutrophil chemotaxis

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    Corriden, Ross

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DA, Beitz LO, Li Z, Lin S, Gout I, Cantley LC, Rawlings DJ,S, Dahl GP. PROBENECID, A GOUT REMEDY, INHIBITS PANNEXIN 1for the treatment of gout, can block pannexin channels (4).

  15. The baryon octet magnetic moments to all orders in flavor breaking; an application to the problem of the strangeness in the nucleon

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    G. Dillon; G. Morpurgo

    2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the general QCD parametrization (GP) we display the magnetic moments of the octet baryons including all flavor breaking terms to any order. The hierarchy of the GP parameters allows to estimate a parameter $g_{0}$ related to the quark loops contribution of the proton magnetic moment; its order of magnitude is predicted to be inside a comparatively small interval including the value given recently by Leinweber et al. by a lattice QCD calculation

  16. Atmos. Chem. Phys. www.atmos-chem-phys.net

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    of stratospheric air from MIPAS SF6 measurements Supplement G. P. Stiller1, T. von Clarmann1, M. H¨opfner1, N representative for one month and a 5 latitude bin) are presented. Correspondence to: G.P. Stiller (gabriele.stiller@imk.fzk.de) Published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union. #12;2 G.P. Stiller at al

  17. Photogrammetry as a tool for estimating size and condition in the Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi), the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), and the northern elephant seal (Mirounga anguistirosis)

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    McFadden, Katherine Walton

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    ) for captive, subadult, Hawaiian monk seals M= 58. 18 + 9. 07 (GA) + 1. 20 (LA) - 0. 46 (L) -0. 64 (GP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 FIGURE Page The two best models reflecting the relationship of mass with photogrammetric and morphometric... The relationship of mass with photogrammetric measures for captive, adult harbor seals: M= -204. 597 - 6. 834 (GA) + 1. 538 (GP) + 0. 554(LP) + 0. 217 (L) . . . . 71 The relationship between body mass and photogrammetric measures of lateral perimeter (LP...

  18. Biochemical and Genetic Characterization of Bacteriophage Holins

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    To, Kam Ho

    2013-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    TMDs of Mu gp19. ........................... 155 xii LIST OF TABLES Page Table 1. Strains, phages, plasmids and primers used in this work. .................................. 45 Table 2. Mutant alleles of Y... on the muralytic activity for holin function. The gp13 holin of P22 has 90% identity compared to lambda S, but has a glycosidase endolysin. The Rz/Rz1 spanin genes The Rz and Rz1 genes encode a third class of lysis proteins, the spanins, responsible...

  19. Flexible Pillared Graphene-Paper Electrodes for High-Performance Electrochemical Supercapacitors

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    Wang, Gongkai; Sun, Xiang; Lu, Fengyuan; Sun, Hongtao; Yu, Mingpeng; Jiang, Weilin; Liu, Changsheng; Lian, Jie

    2012-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Flexible graphene paper (GP) pillared by carbon black (CB) nanoparticles using a simple vacuum filtration method is developed as a high-performance electrode material for supercapacitors. Through the introduction of CB nanoparticles as spacers, the self-restacking of graphene sheets during the filtration process is mitigated to a great extent. The pillared GP-based supercapacitors exhibit excellent electrochemical performances and cyclic stabilities compared with GP without the addition of CB nanoparticles. At a scan rate of 10 mV s?1, the specific capacitance of the pillared GP is 138 F g^?1 and 83.2 F g^?1 with negligible 3.85% and 4.35% capacitance degradation after 2000 cycles in aqueous and organic electrolytes, respectively. At an extremely fast scan rate of 500 mV s ^?1, the specific capacitance can reach 80 F g^?1 in aqueous electrolyte. No binder is needed for assembling the supercapacitor cells and the pillared GP itself may serve as a current collector due to its intrinsic high electrical conductivity. The pillared GP has great potential in the development of promising flexible and ultralight-weight supercapacitors for electrochemical energy storage.

  20. An N-terminal glycine-rich sequence contributes to retrovirus trimer of hairpins stability

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    Wilson, Kirilee A. [St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, VIC 3065 (Australia); Maerz, Anne L. [Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, VIC 3004 (Australia); Baer, Severine [Department of Cell Biology, Institute Cochin, Paris 75014 (France); Drummer, Heidi E. [Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, VIC 3004 (Australia); Poumbourios, Pantelis [Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, VIC 3004 (Australia)]. E-mail: apoumbourios@burnet.edu.au

    2007-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Retroviral transmembrane proteins (TMs) contain a glycine-rich segment linking the N-terminal fusion peptide and coiled coil core. Previously, we reported that the glycine-rich segment (Met-326-Ser-337) of the human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) TM, gp21, is a determinant of membrane fusion function [K.A. Wilson, S. Baer, A.L. Maerz, M. Alizon, P. Poumbourios, The conserved glycine-rich segment linking the N-terminal fusion peptide to the coiled coil of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 transmembrane glycoprotein gp21 is a determinant of membrane fusion function, J. Virol. 79 (2005) 4533-4539]. Here we show that the reduced fusion activity of an I334A mutant correlated with a decrease in stability of the gp21 trimer of hairpins conformation, in the context of a maltose-binding protein-gp21 chimera. The stabilizing influence of Ile-334 required the C-terminal membrane-proximal sequence Trp-431-Ser-436. Proline substitution of four of five Gly residues altered gp21 trimer of hairpins stability. Our data indicate that flexibility within and hydrophobic interactions mediated by this region are determinants of gp21 stability and membrane fusion function.

  1. Modeling of air currents in the Gulf Region

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    Sullivan, T.J.; Ellis, J.S.; Foster, C.S.; Foster, K.T.; Baskett, R.L.; Nasstrom, J.S.; Schalk, W.W.

    1992-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability modeled the wind flow in the Gulf Region in order to make projections of the Kuwait oil fires pollution dispersion. Extensive meteorological models incorporating explicit terrain influences to the flow fields were routinely employed through a six month international assessment support effort organized by the World Meteorological Organization and US scientific research agencies. Results show generally close agreement with visible imagery of the smoke plumes as detected by meteorological satellites. However, there are some examples of significant disagreement or failure of the meteorological models. These failures are most likely directly linked to missing or unavailable weather observations.

  2. Tarmat behavior calculated for reservoir with sealing fault

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    Osman, M.E.S.

    1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Minagish Oolite oil reservoir in Kuwait is one of many Middle East reservoirs characterized by the presence of a tarmat (heavy to tar-like crude) at the oil-water contact. Since a waterflood project is planned for the Minagish Oolite, which contains a radial pattern of faults, a study was made to consider tarmat behavior upon water injection below it when the injection well is located near a sealing fault. The study resulted in a technique to predict the time of tarmat breakdown, response time at the nearest observation well, and differential pressure at the tarmat anywhere in the reservoir.

  3. Oil and gas developments in Middle East in 1986

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    Hemer, D.O.; Gohrbandt, K.H.A.

    1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Petroleum production in Middle East countries during 1986 totaled 4,493,973,000 bbl (an average rate of 12,312,254 BOPD), up 22.3% from the revised 1985 total of 3,673,729,000 bbl. Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and Oman had significant increased; Iran was the only Middle East country with a significant decrease. New fields went on production in Oman and Yemen Arab Republic, and significant discoveries were reported in Iraq, Yemen Arab Republic, Oman, and Syria. However, exploration was generally down in most countries. Exploration and production operations continued to be affected by war in Iraq and Iran. 8 figures, 7 tables.

  4. ICTP Public Information Office Page 1 12/05/2011 Country Total visitors Female visitors Person-months*

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    .05 United Arab Emirates 2 1 2.50 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 154 24 92.15 United.71 Kazakhstan 2 0 0.99 Kenya 31 4 53.88 Kuwait 3 0 0.49 Lebanon 8 2 15.32 Lesotho 2 0 0.46 Libyan Arab Person-months* Sudan 27 10 80.28 Swaziland 1 0 0.46 Sweden 29 6 8.38 Switzerland 77 15 16.70 Syrian Arab

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    .19 Ukraine 55 25 33.24 United Arab Emirates 1 0 0.13 United Kingdom 279 47 125.13 United Republic of Tanzania.50 Kenya 36 12 43.07 Kuwait 3 1 0.66 Kyrgyzstan 1 0 0.46 Lebanon 9 3 4.24 Lesotho 1 0 0.46 Libyan Arab.94 Syrian Arab Republic 6 0 9.63 Thailand 14 6 4.77 the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 8 3 15.88 Togo

  6. Peak Power Reduction Strategies for the Lighting Systems in Government Buildings

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    Al-Nakib, D.; Al-Mulla, A. A.; Maheshwari, G. P.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PEAK POWER REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOT THE LIGHTING SYSTEMS IN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS Dina AlNakib CLEP, Dr. Ahmad Al-Mulla CEM, Gopal Maheshwari Department of Building and Energy Technologies Environment and Urban Development Division Kuwait... begins at 7:30 h and ends between 14:00 and 15:30 h. Lighting systems in MC building comprise mostly of T12 fluorescent tubes with magnetic ballasts, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and incandescent lamps with a total connected load of 2,900 k...

  7. Fi in Gulf Pidgin Arabic

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    Potsdam, Eric; Alanazi, Mohammad

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    albaqala GA fii(h) pen. M.PL in the.grocery There are pens in the grocery. We propose that fi is a copula verb in GPA and has a function similar to be in English, building on proposals in Smart 1990, Nss 2008, and Bakir 2010...: Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and nearby areas (Lewis, Simons, Fennig 2013). Smart 1990, Nss 2008, and Bakir 2010 further discuss the sociolinguistic situation of GPA. The syntax of GPA has been little studied in the linguistic...

  8. Stability versus Sustainability: Energy Policy in the Gulf Monarchies

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    Krane, Jim

    2013-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    could meet peak summer air conditioningdemand(Kaminska2012). In recentyears,SaudiArabiahasbeenunable to meet summer electricity demand without importing heavy fuel oil and diesel feedstock (PamukandChoo2012). In Kuwait... , domestic burning of crude oil, diesel, and heavy fuel oil is already reducing exportsandstateincome.Fuelconsumptioninpowergenerationwasequivalentto12%of thecountrysoilproductionin2010.Thisfigureisexpectedtoriseto21...

  9. Structure of Epstein-Barr Virus Glycoprotein 42 Suggests a Mechanism for Triggering Receptor-Activated Virus Entry

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    Kirschner, Austin N.; Sorem, Jessica; Longnecker, Richard; Jardetzky, Theodore S.; (NWU); (Stanford-MED)

    2009-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Epstein-Barr virus requires glycoproteins gH/gL, gB, and gp42 to fuse its lipid envelope with B cells. Gp42 is a type II membrane protein consisting of a flexible N-terminal region, which binds gH/gL, and a C-terminal lectin-like domain that binds to the B-cell entry receptor human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II. Gp42 triggers membrane fusion after HLA binding, a process that requires simultaneous binding to gH/gL and a functional hydrophobic pocket in the lectin domain adjacent to the HLA binding site. Here we present the structure of gp42 in its unbound form. Comparisons to the previously determined structure of a gp42:HLA complex reveals additional N-terminal residues forming part of the gH/gL binding site and structural changes in the receptor binding domain. Although the core of the lectin domain remains similar, significant shifts in two loops and an {alpha} helix bordering the essential hydrophobic pocket suggest a structural mechanism for triggering fusion.

  10. Identification of a D-amino acid decapeptide HIV-1 entry inhibitor

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    Boggiano, Cesar [Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, 3550 General Atomics Court, San Diego, CA 92121 (United States); Jiang Shibo [Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, NY 10021 (United States); Lu Hong [Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, NY 10021 (United States); Zhao Qian [Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, NY 10021 (United States); Liu Shuwen [Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, NY 10021 (United States); Binley, James [Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, 3550 General Atomics Court, San Diego, CA 92121 (United States); Blondelle, Sylvie E. [Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, 3550 General Atomics Court, San Diego, CA 92121 (United States)]. E-mail: sylvieb@burnham.org

    2006-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Entry of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) virion into host cells involves three major steps, each being a potential target for the development of entry inhibitors: gp120 binding to CD4, gp120-CD4 complex interacting with a coreceptor, and gp41 refolding to form a six-helix bundle. Using a D-amino acid decapeptide combinatorial library, we identified peptide DC13 as having potent HIV-1 fusion inhibitory activity, and effectively inhibiting infection by several laboratory-adapted and primary HIV-1 strains. While DC13 did not block binding of gp120 to CD4, nor disrupt the gp41 six-helix bundle formation, it effectively blocked the binding of an anti-CXCR4 monoclonal antibody and chemokine SDF-1{alpha} to CXCR4-expressing cells. However, because R5-using primary viruses were also neutralized, the antiviral activity of DC13 implies additional mode(s) of action. These results suggest that DC13 is a useful HIV-1 coreceptor antagonist for CXCR4 and, due to its biostability and simplicity, may be of value for developing a new class of HIV-1 entry inhibitors.

  11. Maturation of the viral core enhances the fusion of HIV-1 particles with primary human T cells and monocyte-derived macrophages

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    Jiang Jiyang [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, A-5301 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232-2363 (United States); Aiken, Christopher [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, A-5301 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232-2363 (United States)]. E-mail: chris.aiken@vanderbilt.edu

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    HIV-1 infection requires fusion of viral and cellular membranes in a reaction catalyzed by the viral envelope proteins gp120 and gp41. We recently reported that efficient HIV-1 particle fusion with target cells is linked to maturation of the viral core by an activity of the gp41 cytoplasmic domain. Here, we show that maturation enhances the fusion of a variety of recombinant viruses bearing primary and laboratory-adapted Env proteins with primary human CD4{sup +} T cells. Overall, HIV-1 fusion was more dependent on maturation for viruses bearing X4-tropic envelope proteins than for R5-tropic viruses. Fusion of HIV-1 with monocyte-derived macrophages was also dependent on particle maturation. We conclude that the ability to couple fusion to particle maturation is a common feature of HIV-1 Env proteins and may play an important role during HIV-1 replication in vivo.

  12. Resonant Andreev reflection in a FIDI'D' system where F is spin-polarized and DI'D' is a D-wave superconductor containing a grain boundary

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    Wang, Qian

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    &), then k' = ( ? k, k?). ) (Taken after Hu [10]. ) The model system investigated G(E, 8) at various 0 for L/(p = 1. 0 20 G(e) for various L for Z = 1. Curves in panel (a) present the G(p, 0) for 0 = w/12 and 8 = 1r/3 (thick curves). In panel (b), curves... correspond the normalized G(p). 22 G(p) for various L and Z = 0. Curves in panel (a) present the G(V, 9) for 9 = w/15. In panel (b), curves correspond the normal- ized total G(e). G for various Z and Z'. L/(p is taken to be 1. 0. In (a), Z' = 0. In (b...

  13. Bose gas to Bose-Einstein Condensate by the Phase Transition of the Klein-Gordon equation

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    Tonatiuh Matos; Elas Castellanos

    2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We rewrite the complex Klein-Gordon (KG) equation with a mexican-hat scalar field potential in a thermal bath with one loop contribution as a new Gross-Pitaevskii (GP)-like equation. We interpret it as a charged and finite temperature generalization of the GP equation. We find its hydrodynamic version as well and using it, we derive the corresponding thermodynamics. We obtain a generalized first law for a charged Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC). We translate the breaking of the U(1) local symmetry of the KG field into the new version of the GP equation and demonstrate that this symmetry breaking corresponds to a phase transition of the gas into a BEC, and show the conditions for which this system naturally becomes superfluid and/or superconductor.

  14. Criteria to determine gas reserves using short time buildup tests

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    Guerini Franchina, Agostino

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    conditions. The time allowable for closing wells is limited for practical and economic reasons. Sometimes a well may have to be shut-in several days or even years to stabilize. Shut-in time is a function of reservoir permeability. 3 C4 M C4 G (MMscf... with pressure. where the term a can be defined as, C~l It is possible to estimate the adjusted shut-in time required for the transient p/z vs Gp plot to be parallel to the static p/z vs Gp with this equation. The gas physical properties were evaluated...

  15. The changes of ?-glycerophosphate dehydrogenase isozymes in Solenopsis invicta queens during development and colony founding

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    Dowler, Megan Gail

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Alleles RESULTS AND DISCUSSION 20 20 22 Location of ot-GPDH Activity Developmental Changes in Activity Characterizations of 4-GPDH Alleles 22 24 29 SUMMARY REFERENCES CITED VITA 36 38 42 LIST OF FIGURES Fig. 1. --The 4-GP Cycle of Insect... with their sustained metabolic activity. ? GPO -d t 1 f ~t' . --2h * tl mitochondrial reactions that may control respiration in flight muscle: the oxidations of pyruvate, proline, and o(-glycerophosphate (&-GP). For both pyruvate and proline oxidation the key...

  16. The construction and use of a plasmid vector system for studying Q mediated transcription termination in bacteriophage (lambda)

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    Eller, Richard Frank

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    -dependent terminator t1, and random E. coll DNA - with little effect on the expression of the downstream IacZ gene. The results presented here indicate the presence of gpQ-independent termination signals within the bregion of A. iv Dedication To Cynthia K. Banish... - the N gene from the p? transcript and the cro gene from the px transcript. Transcription terminates immediately distal to these genes (Fig. 1). Expression of the immediate early transcripts leads to the second phase of the lambda life cycle. gp...

  17. Space-Time Curvature Signatures in Bose-Einstein Condensates

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    Matos, Tonatiuh

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive a generalized Gross-Pitaevski (GP) equation immersed on a electromagnetic and a weak gravitational field starting from the covariant Complex Klein-Gordon field in a curved space-time. We compare it with the GP equation where the gravitational field is added by hand as an external potential. We show that there is a small difference of order $g z/c^2$ between them that could be measured in the future using Bose-Einstein Condensates (BEC). This represents the next order correction to the Newtonian gravity in a curved space-time.

  18. Comparison Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Implementation of Parallel Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    the processing time by using a coarse-grained model for parallelization and an asyn- chronous migration. The problem chosen to examine the parallel GP is a mobile robot navigation problem. The experimental results environments that were different from the original one. As a result, the substantial pro- cessing time

  19. GEOMETRIC APPLICATIONS OF THE GENERALIZED OMORI-YAU MAXIMUM PRINCIPLE

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    Beligiannis, Apostolos

    with Bessa and Dajczer [1], Bessa and Montenegro [2], and Hurtado and Palmer [3]. References [1] L.J. Al. 345 (2009), 367­376. [2] L.J. Al´ias, G.P. Bessa and J.F. Montenegro, An estimate for the sectional

  20. PROCEEDINGS, Thirty-Fifth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 1-3, 2010

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    Stanford University

    are situated in the Marbel Corridor and are supplying steam to a 52MWe power plant. The second stage production and 10 wells for brine injection. Power generation in MGPF was developed in two stages. The firstGP) which started its commercial operation in June 1999. The steam supplied to this plant comes from

  1. Geometric phase of a qubit driven by a phase noise laser under non-Markovian dynamics

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    Berrada, K., E-mail: kberrada@ictp.it

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Robustness of the geometric phase (GP) with respect to the environmental effects is a basic condition for an effective quantum computation. Here, we study quantitatively the GP of a two-level atom system driven by a phase noise laser under non-Markovian dynamics in terms of different parameters involved in the whole system. We find that with the change of the damping coupling, the GP is very sensitive to its properties exhibiting long collapse and revival phenomena, which play a significant role in enhancing the stabilization and control of the system dynamics. Moreover, we show that the GP can be considered as a tool for testing and characterizing the nature of the qubitenvironment coupling. Due to the significance of how a system is quantum correlated with its environment in the construction of a scalable quantum computer, the entanglement dynamics between the qubit with its environment under external classical noise is evaluated and investigated during the time evolution. -- Highlights: Geometric phase under noise phase laser. Dynamics of the geometric phase under non-Markovian dynamics in the presence of classical noise. Solution of master equation of the system in terms atomic inversion. Nonlocal correlation between the system and its environment under non-Markovianity.

  2. Bis-14-membered ring diketal diamines: Synthesis and evaluation of their anti-HIV and anti-tumoral activities

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    dilactams. Their monoreduction with lithium aluminium hydride gave the corresponding diketal aminolactams properties [1]. Among these derivatives, bicyclams form a new class of compounds that exhibit anti-viral [1b the interaction between CXCR4 and the glycoproteins gp 120 of the viral envelope, i.e. the entry of the virus

  3. Creation of Quasi-One-Dimensional Strontium Rydberg Atoms Shuzhen Ye,1

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    GP-A-17 Creation of Quasi-One-Dimensional Strontium Rydberg Atoms Shuzhen Ye,1 state such as a low- state or a polarized Stark state. Here, we examine the photoexcitation of strontium. In strontium the "nd" states possess high two-photon excitation rates, display a large quantum defect

  4. Statistical Deterministic

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    Seeger, Matthias

    of OL weights / H 1=2 ). H !1: Posterior of net output converges (with p. 1) to zero-mean Gaussian D) = P (D j #18;)P (#18;) P (D) (1) to calculate P (t j x; D) by marginalizing over #18;. Karlsruhe | November 10, 1998 5 #12; Regression with Gaussian Processes Prior P (y(x)) zero-mean GP with covariance

  5. Statistica Sinica Preprint No: SS-09-226R1 Title Penalized blind kriging in computer experiments

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    Shepp, Larry

    of Authors Ying Hung Corresponding Author Ying Hung E-mail yhung@stat.rutgers.edu Notice: The creation are subjected. #12;1 Penalized Blind Kriging in Computer Experiments Ying Hung Department of Statistics, Rutgers-accepted Paper #12;2 Ying Hung on modeling computer-simulated outputs as a Gaussian process (GP) with a spatial

  6. The Double Charm Baryon Family at SELEX James S. Russ

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    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

    -Charm Baryon Spectroscopy SELEX Double Charm Wine and Cheese 6/13/03. 1 #12;The SELEX Collaboration G.P. Thomas.A. Victorov Institute for High Energy Physics, Protvino, Russia Li Yunshan, Mao Chensheng, Zhao Wenheng, He Kangling, Zheng Shuchen, Mao Zhenlin Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, P.R. China M.Y. Balatz5, G

  7. A quadratic cumulative production model for the material balance of an abnormally pressured gas reservoir

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    Gonzalez, Felix Eduardo

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    . .................................................................................. 48 3.28 Summary plot of p/z vs. Gp ? Case 3. ................................................................................... 48 3.29 Plot of pore volume compressibility computed using Fetkovich, et al. approach and compared to laboratory data... aquifers in southern Louisiana and adjacent areas of the continental shelf (ref. 23). .................................................................................................................................. 23 2.3 Geopressure ratio (geostatic...

  8. Cloning and expression of equine NF-kB2

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    Mirhosseini, Negin

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    (transmembrane) gp 90 (surface) Matrix Membrane Nucleocapsid Viral RNA Integrase Reverse Transcriptase EIAV Virion LTR Tat Gag Pol Env Tat Rev Rev S2 LTR 6 Viral protease (p12) is needed for the processing of Pr55gag which accurse............................................................................................ 3 Pol Gene .......................................................................................... 4 Env Gene ......................................................................................... 6 Tat Gene...

  9. Enhancement of the E(J,B) power law characterization for superconducting wires from

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    3GP3-7 1 Enhancement of the E(J,B) power law characterization for superconducting wires from. This method has many advantages compared to the conventional measurements on short samples: voltages's characteristics, according to the winding process, e.g., the bending radius and the tensile strength. I

  10. AIRCRAFT PARAMETRIC STRUCTURAL LOAD MONITORING USING GAUSSIAN PROCESS REGRESSION

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD 2 Technology of aircraft usage and thus to provide the operator with an accurate estimate of the remaining useful life in an aircraft usage monitoring context. The GP predictions for strain are compared to the actual measurements

  11. NEWS & VIEWS NATURE|Vol 441|15 June 2006 A drawback of the Zhu et al. study, and of

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    these regions. The gp120 molecules sit atop the legs, with a sugar-coated face upwards and the variable loops surface chemistry, mainly attach at defects or edge-atom sites in the lattice, where the carbon atoms trigger the break- up of the carbon lattice, ultimately destroying the entire graphitic structure? One

  12. Topology 39 (2000) 525}530 Robinson}Whitehouse complex and stable homotopy

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    Richter, Birgit

    ( n, 1). For any arrow g : nPm and i3m one denotes by gG : nGP1 the component of g at i. Here n : nPm has a unique extension as a pointed map [n]P[m]. By abuse of notation we still denote this map

  13. Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements of HIV Fusion Peptide to Lipid Distances Reveal the Intimate Contact of Strand Peptide with Membranes

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    Weliky, David

    Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements of HIV Fusion Peptide to Lipid Distances Reveal 23, 2007 ABSTRACT: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection begins with fusion between viral and host cell membranes and is catalyzed by the HIV gp41 fusion protein. The 20 N-terminal apolar residues

  14. Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements of HIV Fusion Peptide 13

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    Weliky, David

    Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements of HIV Fusion Peptide 13 CO to Lipid 31 P ABSTRACT: Fusion of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) membrane and the host cell membrane is an initial step of infection of the host cell. Fusion is catalyzed by gp41, which is an integral membrane

  15. PETROPHYSICS 217June 2011 Assessment of Residual Hydrocarbon Saturation with the Combined

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    Torres-Verdín, Carlos

    Quantitative Interpretation of Resistivity and Nuclear Logs1 Zoya Heidari2 , Carlos Torres-Verdín2 , Alberto presented at the SPWLA 50th Annual Logging Symposium, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, June 21-24, 2009. 2 with the University of Texas at Austin, currently with ExxonMobil Exploration Company, CORP-GP8-816, 222 Benmar Dr

  16. DEVELOPMENT OF A GEOCHEMICAL MODEL FOR URANIUM TRANSPORT IN THE UNSATURATED AND SATURATED SEDIMENTS AT THE 200 WEST AREA OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HANFORD SITE WASHINGTON (SEPTEMBER 2004)

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    ADAMS SC; PETERSEN SW

    2010-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Final Deliverable under GWP-HQ-LMT-02 contract for Hanford Sci. & Tech. Gp. to BHI. The scope of work covered laboratory analyses and gephysical logging for 299-W19-43 near the 200 West U Plant. Other isotopic analyses were conducted for holes around 216-U-1&2, including U-236.

  17. Supplementary Information Super-resolution imaging reveals eightfold symmetry of

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    Rieger, Bernd

    around the nuclear pore complex and resolves the central channel with nanometer resolution Anna to M.S. (m.sauer@uni-wuerzburg.de). #12; 2 Figure S1. Alexa647 labeled gp210 protein in the nuclear bar 5 m. #12; 3 Figure S2. Nuclear envelope resolved by two different microscopy methods. (a

  18. A classification of the ground states and topological defects in a rotating two-component Bose-Einstein condensate

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    temperature is described in terms of two wave functions (order parameters), 1 and 2, respectively representing-Pitaevskii (GP) energy func- tional of the rotating two-component, two-dimensional BEC is then given by E[1, 2 , and Vk(r) = mk2 kr2 /2 are the har- monic trapping potentials with trapping frequencies k, centered

  19. Structural and biological mimicry of protein surface recognition by [alpha/beta]-peptide foldamers

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    Horne, W. Seth; Johnson, Lisa M.; Ketas, Thomas J.; Klasse, Per Johan; Lu, Min; Moore, John P.; Gellman, Samuel H.; (Cornell); (UW)

    2009-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Unnatural oligomers that can mimic protein surfaces offer a potentially useful strategy for blocking biomedically important protein-protein interactions. Here we evaluate an approach based on combining {alpha}- and {beta}-amino acid residues in the context of a polypeptide sequence from the HIV protein gp41, which represents an excellent testbed because of the wealth of available structural and biological information. We show that {alpha}/{beta}-peptides can mimic structural and functional properties of a critical gp41 subunit. Physical studies in solution, crystallographic data, and results from cell-fusion and virus-infectivity assays collectively indicate that the gp41-mimetic {alpha}/{beta}-peptides effectively block HIV-cell fusion via a mechanism comparable to that of gp41-derived {alpha}-peptides. An optimized {alpha}/{beta}-peptide is far less susceptible to proteolytic degradation than is an analogous {alpha}-peptide. Our findings show how a two-stage design approach, in which sequence-based {alpha} {yields} {beta} replacements are followed by site-specific backbone rigidification, can lead to physical and biological mimicry of a natural biorecognition process.

  20. Elastic parabolic equation solutions for underwater acoustic problems using seismic sources

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    , Washington 98105 Jon M. Collis Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado School of Mines.1121/1.4790355] PACS number(s): 43.30.Ma, 43.30.Dr, 43.20.Gp, 43.30.Zk [MS] Pages: 1358­1367 I. INTRODUCTION A class

  1. EMULATING A GRAVITY MODEL TO INFER THE SPATIOTEMPORAL DYNAMICS OF AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

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    Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

    EMULATING A GRAVITY MODEL TO INFER THE SPATIOTEMPORAL DYNAMICS OF AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE Roman grid. · Use pre-calculated matrices {Mtk}. GP-EMULATOR - BASED APPROACH · Based on constructing a new (proportions of zeros) on a pre-selected grid of parameters. · Second stage: We make inference based

  2. Tunnel MOS Heterostructure Field Effect Transistor for RF Switching Applications

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    Rezanezhad Gatabi, Iman

    2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    6 dry etching on the trap density and trap state energy of AlGaN surface are investigated using the GP/w- w method. Various tunneling mechanisms at different biases are then characterized in samples and compared with each other. To improve...

  3. The Forth Workshop on Flash-based Database Systems 60833005 2010 7 28

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    /O Scheduler for Database Systems GP-Deadline SSD SSD deadline SSD Linux DBMS benchmark PostgreSQL Postgre Replacement Algorithm for Flash Storage Devices ACR ACR SSD O(1) ACR LRU CF-LRU CFDC ACR 4 DBMS SSDSort: A New flash-aware external sorting algorithm SSDSort :SSDSort SSDSort SSDSort SSDSort 5 DBMS SSD SSD SSD #12

  4. Towards an Agent-Based Foundation of Financial Econometrics: An Approach Based on Genetic-Programming Arti cial Markets

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Towards an Agent-Based Foundation of Financial Econometrics: An Approach Based on Genetic-mail: g7258502@grad.cc.nccu.edu.tw Taipei, Taiwan 11623 Abstract Using a few nonlinear econometric tools econometrics. In partic- ular, the time series generated by the GP- based arti#12;cial markets are consistent

  5. Genetic Programming Based Automatic Gait Generation for Quadruped Robots

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Descriptors I.2.9 [Artificial Intelligence]: Robotics General Terms Algorithms, Design, Performance KeywordsGenetic Programming Based Automatic Gait Generation for Quadruped Robots Kisung Seo Electronic a new approach to develop a fast gait for quadruped robot using genetic programming (GP). Several recent

  6. Stabilizing Exposure of Conserved Epitopes by Structure Guided Insertion of Disulfide Bond in HIV-1 Envelope Glycoprotein

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    Kassa, Aemro; Dey, Antu K.; Sarkar, Pampi; Labranche, Celia; Go, Eden P.; Clarck, Danile F.; Sun, Yide; Nandi, Avishek; Hartog, Karin; Desaire, Heather; Montefiori, David; Carfri, Andrea; Srivastava, Indresh K.; Barnett, Susan W.

    2013-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    bond will snap Env into a conformation that is less mobile and stably expose conserved sites. Therefore, we analyzed the interface between these gp120 layers (layers 1, 2 and 3) and identified residues that may form disulfide bonds when substituted...

  7. Characterization and assessment of uncertainty in San Juan Reservoir Santa Rosa Field

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    Becerra, Ernesto Jose

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This study proposes a new, easily applied method to quantify uncertainty in production forecasts for a volumetric gas reservoir based on a material balance model (p/z vs. Gp). The new method uses only observed data and mismatches between regression...

  8. Estimation of original gas in place from short-term shut-in pressure data for commingled tight gas reservoirs with no crossflow

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    Khuong, Chan Hung

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    gas production (GP) under these circumstances. This research studies different empirical methods to estimate the original gas in place (OGIP) for one-layer or commingled two-layer tight gas reservoirs without crossflow, from short-term (72-hour) shut...

  9. Myocardin Regulates Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Inflammatory Activation and Disease

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    Ackers-Johnson, Matthew; Talasila, Amarnath; Sage, Andrew P.; Long, Xiaochun; Bot, Ilze; Morrell, Nicholas W.; Bennett, Martin R.; Miano, Joseph M.; Sinha, Sanjay

    2015-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    EN, Owens GK. 2003. Myocardin is a key regulator of CArG-dependent transcription of multiple smooth muscle marker genes. Circ Res 92:856-864. 40. Gallagher G, Eskdale J, Jordan W, Peat J, Campbell J, Boniotto M, Lennon GP, Dickensheets H, Donnelly...

  10. Fast Wind Turbine Design via Geometric Programming

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    Abbeel, Pieter

    Fast Wind Turbine Design via Geometric Programming Warren Hoburg and Pieter Abbeel UC Berkeley turbine aerodynamics have an underlying convex mathematical structure that these new methods can exploit the application of GP to large wind turbine design problems a promising approach. Nomenclature (·)a, (·)t axial

  11. in appreciation Online Annual Report of Giving

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    Napier, Terrence

    '91 ++ Stephen A. Bromfeld '72 John A. Broscious '55 ++ David B. Brown `12P Harry K. Brown, Jr. `66 Judith S. Brown `12P Linda K. Brown `13P Robert L. Brown III '78 ++ Henry J. Brucker '39 '93GP* Peter A '02 Casper M. Camarda '52 '75P ++ Anne-Marie Campbell '96 ++ Herbert P. Campbell '72 '74G ++ Kathryn

  12. Advancement Volunteers LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 1 Andrew Aaron `09P

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    A. Broscious '55 ++ David B. Brown `12P Harry K. Brown, Jr. `66 Judith S. Brown `12P Linda K. Brown `13P Robert L. Brown III '78 ++ Henry J. Brucker '39 '93GP* Peter A. Buckley '92 William T. Burgin '56 ++ Anne-Marie Campbell '96 ++ Herbert P. Campbell '72 '74G ++ Kathryn Campo '09P `12P Steven A. Campo '09P

  13. Elmer C. Easton '31 '33G '65H ++ Edgar H. Howells '34 '68P* ++

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    Napier, Terrence

    . Bayles '40 '03GP Robert C. Good, Jr. '40 '47G '51G ++ Paul R. Gregory '40* ++ Norman Hammer '40 ++ Robert* Arthur S. Mickley '40 William N. Mills '40 ++ Norman L. Morse '40 Robert C. Muir, Jr. '40 ++ John R. O ++ Ralph B. Wittman '43 ++ 1944 Paul C. Andrews '44 N. Clarke Applegate '44 ++ Andrew M. Bardagjy '44

  14. University of Oxford Department of Computer Science Job description and selection criteria

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    University itself. Our annual income in 2009/10 was £879.8m. Oxford is one of Europe's most innovative, Mathematical Institute, the Department of Physics, Department of Plant Sciences, Department of Zoology programming (GP) is a technique that exploits the inherent structure that exists in data, where this structure

  15. Sparse-posterior Gaussian Processes for general likelihoods Yuan (Alan) Qi

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    Qi, Yuan "Alan"

    7 J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FB, UK minka@microsoft.com Abstract Gaussian processes (GPs unknown functions. As such, they can be directly used for classification and regres- sion (Rasmussen~nonero-Candela and Rasmussen (2005) shows that many sparse GP regression algorithms, including the "pseudo-inputs" approach

  16. An Innovative Strategy for Dual Inhibitor Design and Its Application in Dual Inhibition of Human Thymidylate

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    Lee, Keun Woo

    An Innovative Strategy for Dual Inhibitor Design and Its Application in Dual Inhibition of Human (SSAC), Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Research Center (PMBBRC), Research Institute to other dual target drug designs. Citation: Arooj M, Sakkiah S, Cao Gp, Lee KW (2013) An Innovative

  17. Journal of Instruction-Level Parallelism 5 (2003) 1-28 Submitted 12/02; published 8/03 2003 AI Access Foundation and Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. All rights reserved.

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    Uht, Augustus K.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    's greater than 10 on such complex SPECInt benchmarks as gcc and go. The basic Levo operation model in a rampantly speculative and out-of- order resource flow execution model. The Tomasulo-algorithm-like broadcast, characterizing its basic geometry and its performance. 1. Introduction Levo is a highly-novel General-Purpose (GP

  18. Numer. Math. 19,195-205 (1972) 0 by Springer-Verlag 1972

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    Waterman, Michael S.

    Fractions and Jacobi's Algorithm* W. A. Beyer Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico M. S. Waterman Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho Received March 26,1971 Abstract. Ergodic computational at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. The work was also sup- ported in part by NSF grant GP-28313to M

  19. Fractal Plasmonics: Fabrication of "Cayley Tree Nanoantennas" and Characterization of Their Near-IR Plasmon Resonances

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    GP-B-18 Fractal Plasmonics: Fabrication of "Cayley Tree Nanoantennas sensing, photothermal therapy, and wave guiding. In our present study structures with fractal and self into the visible and near-IR regions of the spectrum. Additionally, fractal geometries may give rise to multiple

  20. LESSONS LEARNED FROM A LANDFILL SLOPE FAILURE INVOLVING

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    LESSONS LEARNED FROM A LANDFILL SLOPE FAILURE INVOLVING GEOSYTNTHETICS Virginia L. Wilson: Geosynthetics: Lessons Learned from Failures International Geosynthetics Society editors J.P. Giroud, K.L. Soderman and G.P. Raymond November 12, 1998 #12;LESSONS LEARNED FROM A LANDFILL SLOPE FAILURE INVOLVING

  1. A Class of Stochastic Volatility Models for Environmental Applications

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    Breidt, F. Jay

    Pharmaceuticals Inc. Ke Wang, Pfizer Inc. F. Jay Breidt, Colorado State University Richard A. Davis, Columbia stochastic volatility modeling to this context, resulting in a stochastic heteroscedastic process (SHP), which is unconditionally stationary and non-Gaussian. Conditional on a latent GP, the SHP

  2. STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH POLICY

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    pastoral care as well as teaching Take positive steps to promote students well-being Ensure the health students to make contact with their GP or local mental health services. The Duty of Care and Negligence1 STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH POLICY Revised January 2013 #12;2 A. INTRODUCTION 1. Context Widening

  3. University of Connecticut Health Center

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    with regarding any aspects of your health care. We will only communicate with those individuals that you note old) Grand Parent (GP) Parent (PA) Cousin (CO) Health Care Agent (HC) Sibling (SB) DCF Worker (PS) In) Cousin (CO) Health Care Agent (HC) Sibling (SB) DCF Worker (PS) In-law (IL) Spouse (SP) Foster Parent (FP

  4. Oriented Attachment of Cytochrome P450 2C9 to a Self-Assembled Monolayer on a Gold Electrode as a Biosensor Design

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    Schneider, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    V.V. , Bulko, T.V. , Suprun, E.V. , Kuznetsova, G.P. ,V.V. , Bulko, T.V. , Suprun, E.V. , Chalenko, Y.M. ,V.V. , Bulko, T.V. , Suprun, E.V. , Chalenko, Y.M. ,

  5. The End of an Era: The Rise of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Fall of the New Left

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    Cumming, Gregory Garth

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Avery. The Voices of the Guns. New York: G.P. Putnams Sons,Avery, The Voices of the Guns, 342. Ibid. , 343. By 4:30pm,Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America. Chapel Hill: The

  6. A Comparison Between Signature and Machine Learning Based Detectors

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    Zincir-Heywood, Nur

    in implementation, their effect on WiFi networks can be devastating. To this end, several Intrusion Detection-Wireless and a genetic programming (GP) based intrusion detector, in the detection of a particular data link layer attack and stealthy manner in order to beat the signatures in the intrusion detection database. Based on the past

  7. Inhomogeneous Vortex Patterns in Rotating Bose-Einstein Condensates

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    be homogeneous within the condensate we prove by means of an asymptotic analysis in the strongly interactingInhomogeneous Vortex Patterns in Rotating Bose-Einstein Condensates M. Correggia , N. Rougerieb, France. May 10, 2012 Abstract We consider a 2D rotating Bose gas described by the Gross-Pitaevskii (GP

  8. The Gross-Pitaevskii Equa3on Siddharth Venkat

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    ? Dilute gas approximation: need Typical values: · · to Also need to have Bose-Einstein condensation. Can: #12;Condensate Dynamics Perturb about stationary solution: GP Equation yields For a uniform gas of trapped condensate density · TF approxima3on yields Euler equa3ons, allows analysis

  9. Solving planning-graph by compiling it into CSP Minh Binh Do & Subbarao Kambhampati

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    Kambhampati, Subbarao

    Solving planning-graph by compiling it into CSP Minh Binh Do & Subbarao Kambhampati Department to adapt CSP search techniques into the backward search phase of Graphplan. This paper describes GP-CSP, a system that does planning by automati- cally converting Graphplan's planning graph into a CSP encoding

  10. February-02-2001 Technical Proposal, PSI Proposal R-97-05

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    Kammel, Peter

    . Soroka, A.A. Vorobyov, N.I. Voropaev Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina 188350, Russia the induced pseudoscalar coupling constant gP to better than 7%. It will provide stringent tests surrounding the TPC pressure vessel in cylindrical geometry with 75% solid angle. A 70 Gauss magnetic #12;eld

  11. Structural Study of Lipid-binding Proteins

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    Tsai, Han-Chun

    2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    and imaging methods (fluorescence microscopy and electron microscopy) were conducted to confirm the function of gp232. In the structural study of PfENR, the structure-activity relationships method was used to find potent inhibitors against PfENR, which would...

  12. Exploiting Two Intelligent Models to Predict Water Level: A field study of Urmia lake, Iran

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Exploiting Two Intelligent Models to Predict Water Level: A field study of Urmia lake, Iran Shahab. The measurements from a single tide gauge at Urmia Lake, Northwest Iran, were used to train and validate the GP of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran. Tel: 0098-411-3392786 Fax: 0098-411-3345332, (e-mail: sha- hab kvk66@yahoo

  13. Genetic Programming of Full Knowledge Bases for Fuzzy Logic Controllers

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Genetic Programming of Full Knowledge Bases for Fuzzy Logic Controllers Daryl Battle Lucent in fuzzy logic control applications. An extension to a rule learning GP system is presented that achieves and fuzzy logic. These methods have proven to be effective in designing intelligent control systems

  14. Mountable eddy current sensor for in-situ remote detection of surface and sub-surface fatigue cracks

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    Yepez, III, Esteban (Albuquerque, NM); Roach, Dennis P. (Albuquerque, NM); Rackow, Kirk A. (Albuquerque, NM); DeLong, Waylon A. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2011-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A wireless, integrated, mountable, portable, battery-operated, non-contact eddy current sensor that provides similar accuracy to 1970's laboratory scale equipment (e.g., a Hewlett-Packard GP4194A Impedance Analyzer) at a fraction of the size and cost.

  15. Organisation of the Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture 2004 Conference. April 20-22, 2004, Engineers House, Clifton, Bristol, UK.

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    , Engineers House, Clifton, Bristol, UK. GENETIC PROGRAMMING WITHIN CIVIL ENGINEERING David Shaw1 , John Miles or real number strings. · Active vs Passive: Because GP usually evolves computer programs, the solutions binary strings i.e. passive structures, which require post-processing. · Variable vs fixed length

  16. Ensemble modeling approach for rainfall/groundwater D. Laucelli, V. Babovic, M. Keijzer and O. Giustolisi

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Ensemble modeling approach for rainfall/groundwater balancing D. Laucelli, V. Babovic, M. Keijzer words | ensemble modeling, genetic programming, groundwater, hydrology NOTATION y output variable x set GP model within the EM INTRODUCTION In the last few years, the global climate changes are gradually

  17. An Opto-electric Smart Material Detector with Wavelength-Dependent Bob Zheng,1

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    GP-B-19 An Opto-electric Smart Material Detector with Wavelength-Dependent Logic Bob and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. Smart materials are artificial materials, or the coherent, collective oscillations of conduction-band electrons, are ideal sensors for smart materials due

  18. A Steam Quality Comparison between Nanoshell-Mediated Solar Heating and Conventional Electrical Heating

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    GP-B-13 A Steam Quality Comparison between Nanoshell-Mediated Solar Heating in the Halas Group has led to the development of a novel, solar- based steam generation method using broadband. This a dramatic and highly non-equilibrium process. As such, investigating the properties of this steam

  19. Organization Design Optimization using Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    describes how we use Genetic Programming (GP) techniques to help project managers find near optimal designs's experience and how effectively the person can apply relevant past experience. Project managers' only means is very costly. Based on Tatum's empirical research, managers adapt personal experience as the primary

  20. NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    , constructed, operated and maintained Best Management Practices ("BMPs") that discharge or propose to dischargeFACT SHEET For NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Draft New York State) Permit No. GP-0-09-001 Issued Pursuant to Article 17, Titles 7, 8 and Article 70 of the Environmental

  1. Functional homology of gHs and gLs from EBV-related {gamma}-herpesviruses for EBV-induced membrane fusion

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    Omerovic, Jasmina [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Ward 6-231, 303 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (United States); Longnecker, Richard [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Ward 6-231, 303 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (United States)]. E-mail: r-longnecker@northwestern.edu

    2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a human {gamma}-herpesvirus that primarily infects B lymphocytes and epithelial cells. Entry of EBV into B cells requires the viral glycoproteins gp42, gH/gL and gB, while gp42 is not necessary for infection of epithelial cells. In EBV, gH and gL form two distinct complexes, a bipartite complex that contains only gH and gL, used for infection of epithelial cells, and a tripartite complex that additionally includes gp42, used for infection of B cells. The gH/gL complex is conserved within the herpesvirus family, but its exact role in entry and mechanism of fusion is not yet known. To understand more about the functionality of EBVgH/gL, we investigated the functional homology of gHs and gLs from human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) and two primate (rhesus and marmoset) {gamma}-herpesviruses in EBV-mediated virus-free cell fusion assay. Overall, gHs and gLs from the more homologous primate herpesviruses were better at complementing EBV gH and gL in fusion than HHV8 gH and gL. Interestingly, marmoset gH was able to complement fusion with epithelial cells, but not B cells. Further investigation of this led to the discovery that EBVgH is the binding partner of gp42 in the tripartite complex and the absence of fusion with B cells in the presence of marmoset gH/gL is due to its inability to bind gp42.

  2. Global simulations of smoke from Kuwaiti oil fires and possible effects on climate

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    Glatzmaier, G.A.; Malone, R.C.; Kao, C.Y.J.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Los Alamos Global Climate Model has bee used to simulate the global evolution of the Kuwaiti oil fire smoke and its potential effects on the climate. The initial simulations were done shortly before the fires were lit in January 1991. They indicated that such an event would not result in a Mini Nuclear Winter'' as some people were suggesting. Further simulations during the year suggested that the smoke could be responsible for subtle regional climate changes in the spring such as a 5 degree centigrade decrease in the surface temperature in Kuwait, a 10% decrease in precipitation in Saudi Arabia and a 10% increase in precipitation in the Tibetan Plateau region. These results are in qualitative agreement with the observations this year.

  3. Middle East: Slow year on the Gulf

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    Not Available

    1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article surveys the petroleum outlook in the Middle East area. Observations include: Saudi Arabia's money crunch continues to keep the lid on exploration, production work; Abu Dhabi has also curtailed operations because of low oil prices, reduced budgets; Followup drilling has been disappointing around recent gas strikes in Sharjah, Dubai; Oman's aggressive EandP program will result in a 30% drilling increase this year; Kuwait isn't slowing down its development of light oil either; the goal is 40 new wells; Iran and Iraq are still boosting export capacities despite attacks on oil facilities; North Yemen's Alief field is a major find. Numerous structures remain to be drilled; Syria, Bahrain have development projects underway. Turkey is attracting U.S. majors.

  4. Geotechnical properties of oil-contaminated Kuwaiti sand

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    Al-Sanad, H.A.; Eid, W.K.; Ismael, N.F. [Kuwait Univ., Safat (Kuwait). Dept. of Civil Engineering] [Kuwait Univ., Safat (Kuwait). Dept. of Civil Engineering

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Large quantities of oil-contaminated sands resulted from exploded oil wells, burning oil fires, the destruction of oil storage tanks, and the formation of oil lakes in Kuwait at the end of the Gulf War. An extensive laboratory testing program was carried out to determine the geotechnical characteristics of this material. Testing included basic properties, compaction and permeability tests, and triaxial and consolidation tests on clean and contaminated sand at the same relative density. Contaminated specimens were prepared by mixing the sand with oil in the amount of 6% by weight or less to match field conditions. The influence of the type of oil, and relative density was also investigated by direct shear tests. The results indicated a small reduction in strength and permeability and an increase in compressibility due to contamination. The preferred method of disposal of this material is to use it as a stabilizing material for other projects such as road construction.

  5. Aging effects on oil-contaminated Kuwaiti sand

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    Al-Sanad, H.A.; Ismael, N.F. [Kuwait Univ., Safat (Kuwait). Dept. of Civil Engineering

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Large quantities of oil-contaminated sands resulted from the destruction of oil wells and the formation of oil lakes in Kuwait at the end of the Gulf Wa/r. A laboratory testing program was carried out to determine the geotechnical properties of this material and the effect of aging on their properties. Tests included direct shear, triaxial, and consolidation tests on clean and contaminated sand at the same relative density. The influence of aging was examined by testing uncontaminated sand after aging for one, three, and six months in natural environmental conditions. The results indicated increased strength and stiffness due to aging and a reduction of the oil content due to evaporation of volatile compounds. The factors that influence the depth of oil penetration in compacted sand columns were also examined including the type of oil, relative density, and the amount of fines.

  6. Saudi Aramco describes crisis oil flow hike

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    Not Available

    1991-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait and triggered one of the most severe crises in the world's oil supplies since World War II. Within a few days of the invasion, Iraqi and Kuwaiti oil exports were embargoed, and almost 4.6 million b/d oil of production was removed from world markets. This shortfall amounted to about 20% of total Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries production at the time and could have proven disastrous to the world's industrial and financial well-being. However, there was no disruption to the major economies of the world. This paper reports that the primary reason for the cushioning of this impact was the massive expansion in production undertaken by Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco).

  7. Libya: World Oil Report 1991

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    Not Available

    1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that Libya is moving forward with plans to sell most of its crude as refined products and should have the capacity to handle most of its production, about 1.3 million bpd, by the mid-90s. Production was increased after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and peak capacity could be over 1.5 million bopd. Exploration pace is still increasing but U.S. sanctions have taken their toll. Gas projects are advancing as officials push to develop and utilize more domestic gas reserves. Libya has commissioned a new gas processing plant in Sahl gas field in Sirte basin and plans are under way for development of Tahaddi field, Libya's largest gas field with 9 Tcf.

  8. ARAC: A flexible real-time dose consequence assessment system

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    Ellis, J.S.; Sullivan, T.J.

    1993-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Since its beginning, the Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC), an emergency radiological dose assessment service of the US Government, has been called on to do consequence assessments for releases into the atmosphere of radionuclides and a variety of other substances. Some of the more noteworthy emergency responses have been for the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear power reactor accidents, and more recently, for a cloud of gases from a rail-car spill into the Sacramento river of the herbicide metam sodium, smoke from hundreds of burning oil wells in Kuwait, and ash clouds from the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. The spatial scales of these responses range from local, to regional, to global, and the response periods from hours, to weeks, to months. Because of the variety of requirements of each unique assessment, ARAC has developed and maintains a flexible system of people, computer software and hardware.

  9. Global simulations of smoke from Kuwaiti oil fires and possible effects on climate

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    Glatzmaier, G.A.; Malone, R.C.; Kao, C.Y.J.

    1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Los Alamos Global Climate Model has bee used to simulate the global evolution of the Kuwaiti oil fire smoke and its potential effects on the climate. The initial simulations were done shortly before the fires were lit in January 1991. They indicated that such an event would not result in a ``Mini Nuclear Winter`` as some people were suggesting. Further simulations during the year suggested that the smoke could be responsible for subtle regional climate changes in the spring such as a 5 degree centigrade decrease in the surface temperature in Kuwait, a 10% decrease in precipitation in Saudi Arabia and a 10% increase in precipitation in the Tibetan Plateau region. These results are in qualitative agreement with the observations this year.

  10. Workshop review: Management of data collected in GRAMP (Gulf Region Atmospheric Measurement Program). Held in Boulder, Colorado on July 22-24, 1991. Technical note

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    Baumgardner, D.; Friesen, R.

    1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The demolition and subsequent burning of the Kuwait oil fires was a senseless act of destruction that has threatened public health, damaged the environment, and may possibly cause short or longer term changes in regional and global climate. Many nations responded to this disaster by offering aid and by rushing teams into the affected area to make measurements that would assess the impact of the fires. The following report summarizes a workshop that was held July 24-26, 1991 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to discuss a plan to gather all the atmospheric measurements that are being made in the Gulf region and make them available for general dissemination. The workshop was initiated by the World Meteorological Organization and co-sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization.

  11. New well control companies stress planning, engineering

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    Bell, S.; Wright, R.

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The technology for capping a blowing well has not changed during the last 50 years. Still, operators are finding new ways of using well control companies' expertise to help avoid potentially disastrous situations. This trend is especially critical given the current environmentally sensitive and cost-cutting times facing the oil industry. While regulatory agencies world-wide continue to hinder well control efforts during an offshore event, well control companies are focusing on technologies to make their job easier. Some of the most exciting are the hydraulic jet cutter, which gained fame in Kuwait, and electromagnetic ranging for drilling more accurate relief wells. With the number of subsea wells increasing, subsea intervention is a major target for future innovations. Well control companies are experiencing a change in their role to the offshore oil industry. Well control professionals discuss this expanded responsibility as well as other aspects of offshore blowouts including regulatory hindrances, subsea intervention and future technologies.

  12. The post-war Middle East

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    Tempest, P.

    1992-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The Middle East remains today the global energy fulcrum. One year after the Persian Gulf war, the region is in greater turmoil and political uncertainty than it has known in modern times. The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and subsequent external military intervention forced neighboring states to question the need for a foreign military presence in the future. The rift between the secular revolutionary states in the region led by Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Algeria, and Syria and the traditional monarchy of Saudi Arabia and the emirates of the gulf has widened. Egypt provides, at present, an uncomfortable bridge. The balance of political forces may be shifting. This paper attempts to answer the following questions: Where will we see the new leadership in the Middle East Will it again play a role through the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and determination of the oil price in shaping the structure of global energy supply and demand

  13. New constraints in absorptive capacity and the optimum rate of petroleum output

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    El Mallakh, R

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Economic policy in four oil-producing countries is analyzed within a framework that combines a qualitative assessment of the policy-making process with an empirical formulation based on historical and current trends in these countries. The concept of absorptive capacity is used to analyze the optimum rates of petroleum production in Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. A control solution with an econometric model is developed which is then modified for alternative development strategies based on analysis of factors influencing production decisions. The study shows the consistencies and inconsistencies between the goals of economic growth, oil production, and exports, and the constraints on economic development. Simulation experiments incorporated a number of the constraints on absorptive capacity. Impact of other constraints such as income distribution and political stability is considered qualitatively. (DLC)

  14. Trade balance instability and the optimal exchange rate regime: The case of OPEC countries

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    Aljerrah, M.A.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The OPEC members have experienced wide fluctuations in their trade balances. This can be attributed to several factors: (1) heavy dependence of national income and export earnings on a single primary export-oil; (2) instability of price and world demand for oil; and (3) the exchange rate regime practiced in recent years. An exchange rate policy can be used to minimize the fluctuations in trade balance, given the changes in exchange rates of major international currencies. The purpose of this study is two fold; first, examine the effects of fluctuations in trade balance on the OPEC economies, and second, propose appropriate exchange rate regime for selected OPEC members. The study is divided into two parts. The first part demonstrates the impact of trade balance changes on national income and other macroeconomic variables using a Keynesian framework. The second part involves using conventional trade models to search for the appropriate exchange rate regime to minimize the fluctuations in trade balance of each selective country. The study's findings are: first, fluctuations in trade balances had negative effects on the economics of Algeria, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Second, the current exchange rate regime of no sample country is optimal in minimizing trade balance fluctuations. Third, in contrast to expectations, U.S. dollar peg did not stabilize the trade balance of any OPEC member. Finally, the results show that the sample OPEC economies could have enjoyed faster - though with different degree - economic growth if they had pegged their currencies to the derived optimal exchange rate regime. These optimal exchange rate regimes are: the SDR for Algeria and the United Arab Emirates, the purchasing power parity for Libya and Saudi Arabia, and the real Yen for Kuwait.

  15. Flavor decomposition of the elastic nucleon electromagnetic form factors

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    C.D. Cates, C.W. Jager, S. Riordan, B. Wojtsekhowski

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The u- and d-quark contributions to the elastic nucleon electromagnetic form factors have been determined using experimental data on GEn , GMn , GpE , and GpM . Such a flavor separation of the form factors became possible up to 3.4 GeV2 with recent data on GEn from Hall A at JLab. At a negative four-momentum transfer squared Q2 above 1 GeV2, for both the u- and d-quark components, the ratio of the Pauli form factor to the Dirac form factor, F2/F1, was found to be almost constant, and for each of F2 and F1 individually, the d-quark component drops continuously with increasing Q2.

  16. Computer modeling of piezoresistive gauges

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    Nutt, G. L.; Hallquist, J. O.

    1981-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A computer model of a piezoresistive gauge subject to shock loading is developed. The time-dependent two-dimensional response of the gauge is calculated. The stress and strain components of the gauge are determined assuming elastic-plastic material properties. The model is compared with experiment for four cases. An ytterbium foil gauge in a PPMA medum subjected to a 0.5 Gp plane shock wave, where the gauge is presented to the shock with its flat surface both parallel and perpendicular to the front. A similar comparison is made for a manganin foil subjected to a 2.7 Gp shock. The signals are compared also with a calibration equation derived with the gauge and medium properties accounted for but with the assumption that the gauge is in stress equilibrium with the shocked medium.

  17. Shell model study of $^{40}$Ca muon capture and the $(0^+, 0)$$\\to$$(0^-, 2626)$ axial charge transition

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    T. P. Gorringe

    2006-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We report results from shell model studies of muon capture on $^{40}$Ca to low-lying levels of $^{40}$K. We discuss the comparison between calculated capture rates, measured capture rates and analogous transitions in ($e$,$e^{\\prime}$) scattering in terms of the particle-hole structure of the $^{40}$Ca-$^{40}$K nuclei. We highlight the $^{40}$Ca$(0^+, 0)$$\\to$$^{40}$K$(0^-, 2626)$ axial charge transition and its sensitivity to the induced pseudoscalar coupling $g_p$ of the proton's weak interaction. In addition, we address the hindrance of unique first-forbidden transitions due to particle-hole interactions and the emergence of allowed Gamow-Teller transitions due to ground state correlations. Lastly, we examine the longitudinal alignment of $^{40}$K recoils following muon capture, and discuss this possibility for independently determining the induced coupling $g_p$.

  18. Muon Capture on the Proton

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    P. Winter

    2011-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The MuCap experiment measures the singlet rate Lambda_S of muon capture on the proton. A negative muon beam is stopped in a time projection chamber filled with ultra-pure hydrogen gas at 10 bar and room temperature. In combination with the surrounding decay electron detectors, the lifetime of muons in hydrogen can be measured to determine LS to a final precision of 1%. The capture rate is then used to derive the nucleon's pseudoscalar form factor gP. Our first-stage result, gP= 7.3\\pm1., will soon be updated with the final analysis of the full statistics reducing the error by a factor of ~2.

  19. A chimeric measles virus with a lentiviral envelope replicates exclusively in CD4+/CCR5+ cells

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    Mourez, Thomas [Unite de Genomique Virale et Vaccination, CNRS URA 3015, Institut Pasteur, F-75015 Paris (France); APHP, GH Saint-Louis-Lariboisiere, Laboratoire de Bacteriologie-Virologie, F-75010 Paris (France); Universite Paris 7 Denis Diderot, F-75010 Paris (France); Mesel-Lemoine, Mariana; Combredet, Chantal; Najburg, Valerie [Unite de Genomique Virale et Vaccination, CNRS URA 3015, Institut Pasteur, F-75015 Paris (France); Cayet, Nadege [Institut Pasteur, Plateforme de Microscopie Ultrastructurale, F-75015 Paris (France); Tangy, Frederic, E-mail: ftangy@pasteur.fr [Unite de Genomique Virale et Vaccination, CNRS URA 3015, Institut Pasteur, F-75015 Paris (France)

    2011-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We generated a replicating chimeric measles virus in which the hemagglutinin and fusion surface glycoproteins were replaced with the gp160 envelope glycoprotein of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIVmac239). Based on a previously cloned live-attenuated Schwarz vaccine strain of measles virus (MV), this chimera was rescued at high titers using reverse genetics in CD4+ target cells. Cytopathic effect consisted in the presence of large cell aggregates evolving to form syncytia, as observed during SIV infection. The morphology of the chimeric virus was identical to that of the parent MV particles. The presence of SIV gp160 as the only envelope protein on chimeric particles surface altered the cell tropism of the new virus from CD46+ to CD4+ cells. Used as an HIV candidate vaccine, this MV/SIVenv chimeric virus would mimic transient HIV-like infection, benefiting both from HIV-like tropism and the capacity of MV to replicate in dendritic cells, macrophages and lymphocytes.

  20. Remediation application strategies for depleted uranium contaminated soils at the US Army Yuma Proving Ground

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    Vandel, D.S.; Medina, S.M.; Weidner, J.R.

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), located in the southwest portion of Arizona conducts firing of projectiles into the Gunpoint (GP-20) firing range. The penetrators are composed of titanium and DU. The purpose of this project was to determine feasible cleanup technologies and disposal alternatives for the cleanup of the depleted uranium (DU) contaminated soils at YPG. The project was split up into several tasks that include (a) collecting and analyzing samples representative of the GP-20 soils, (b) evaluating the data results, (c) conducting a literature search of existing proven technologies for soil remediation, and (0) making final recommendations for implementation of this technology to the site. As a result of this study, several alternatives for the separation, treatment, and disposal procedures are identified that would result in meeting the cleanup levels defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for unrestricted use of soils and would result in a significant cost savings over the life of the firing range.

  1. The pneumatic conveyor as a continuous-flow mixer

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    Stipe, Dennis Ray

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    $$$. ' peppery'tive~' pI'oeess-. , gi1d:m~x::gp to ' , '-i~pad'ends, . a>oryatio~&lj . X6 i eontimioos px'oeeas, '1s ', -'. . ", : . ', :, , I . , Coisi %1%+ vil'X':ILL . Mpd , s"oa~b'sj:es. sabh a's . eotteqs'eeQ hoke. 8 i''oh. Me, ukIS4:. ex4eii..., ssxxxigv~, : ~'4s'spic --of-, ?g9' ZnctMK. ; vBtsr. '$%~ '(&? 'C ~pi;;-A: =f. ='-. ' ?:. '-'. -'-. ' = jiuw's~:, gpss @pe throe:, phase'Jsbtcr . was'. 'cbnnect'ed'-, to' tM'', ;f 1 ' " l. !l)bt, &, , L' gp!~'~&~!";, &&;";4, :-: P5 kz~&i~, CATA...

  2. NADPH oxidase-mediated generation of reactive oxygen species: A new mechanism for X-ray-induced HeLa cell death

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    Liu Qing [Department of Radiobiology, Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 509 Nanchang Rd., Lanzhou 730000 (China); Key Laboratory of Heavy Ion Radiation Medicine of Gansu Province, 509 Nanchang Rd., Lanzhou 730000 (China); He Xiaoqing [First Affiliated Hospital of Lanzhou University, 1 Donggang West Rd., Lanzhou 730000 (China); Liu Yongsheng [Key Laboratory of Animal Virology of Ministry of Agriculture, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural, 1 Xujiaping Rd., Lanzhou 730046 (China); Du Bingbing; Wang Xiaoyan [College of Medicine, Lanzhou University, 222, South Tianshui Rd., Lanzhou 730000 (China); Zhang Weisheng [Gansu Province People's Hospital, 160 Donggang West Rd., Lanzhou 730000 (China); Jia Pengfei [Institute of Cell Biology, School of Life Science, Lanzhou University, 222, South Tianshui Rd., Lanzhou 730000 (China); Dong Jingmei [Institute of Sports Medicine, Lanzhou City University, Jiefang Rd., Lanzhou 730070 (China); Ma Jianxiu [College of Medicine, Northwest University for Nationalities, 1 Northwest New Village, Lanzhou 730030 (China); Wang Xiaohu [Department of Radiology, Gansu Province Cancer Hospital, 2 Xiaoxihu East Rd., Lanzhou 730050 (China); Li Sha [Department of Radiology, Lanzhou General Hospital of PLA, 98 Xiaoxihu West Rd., 730050 (China); Zhang Hong [Department of Radiobiology, Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 509 Nanchang Rd., Lanzhou 730000 (China); Key Laboratory of Heavy Ion Radiation Medicine of Gansu Province, 509 Nanchang Rd., Lanzhou 730000 (China)], E-mail: zhangh@impcas.ac.cn

    2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Oxidative damage is an important mechanism in X-ray-induced cell death. Radiolysis of water molecules is a source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that contribute to X-ray-induced cell death. In this study, we showed by ROS detection and a cell survival assay that NADPH oxidase has a very important role in X-ray-induced cell death. Under X-ray irradiation, the upregulation of the expression of NADPH oxidase membrane subunit gp91{sup phox} was dose-dependent. Meanwhile, the cytoplasmic subunit p47{sup phox} was translocated to the cell membrane and localized with p22{sup phox} and gp91{sup phox} to form reactive NADPH oxidase. Our data suggest, for the first time, that NADPH oxidase-mediated generation of ROS is an important contributor to X-ray-induced cell death. This suggests a new target for combined gene transfer and radiotherapy.

  3. A study of the plant composition and utilization by mixed classes of livestock and white-tailed deer on the Kerr Wildlife Management area

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    May, Morton

    2013-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    ^ z*\\ ^ z * A A M CULlEGE OF TEXAS A STUDY OF THE PLOT COMPOSITION AND UTILIZATION BY MIXED CLASSES OF LIVESTOCK AND WHITE-TAILED DEER ON THE KERR WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA A MCUULlEGECOF TOlEOF TGX S18cCEEL- EO E2L (lG-1GEL So2OOp Oe E2L... AnlCo1pE1lGp GF- TLo2GFCoGp ;OppLnL Oe )LsGU CF hGlECGp e1peCppcLFE Oe E2L lLa1ClLcLFEU eOl E2L MLnlLL Oe MOoEOl Oe d2CpOUOh2X JGF1GlXP 1959. Major Subject; Range Management A STUDY OF THE PLANT COM?031 ?ION AND UTILIZATION BY MIXED CLASSES...

  4. Impedance response to induced epileptiform discharges

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    Gerber, Terry Lynn

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Subject: Bioengineering IMPEDANCE RESPONSE TO INDUCED EPILEPTIFORM DISCHARGES A Thesis by TERRY LYNN GERBER Approved as to style and content by erald E. Miller ( irman of Committee) William A. H an (Member) / , I / vW C' (gp frt 't- Thomas... W. Adair (Member) Newton C. Ellis (Head of Department) May 1984 ABSTRACT Impedance Response to Induced Epileptiform Discharges. (May 1984) Terry Lynn Gerber, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Gerald E. Miller...

  5. An axiomatization of the Mathias model. Wojciech Stadnicki (University of Wroclaw)

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    Viale, Matteo

    G(P, ) between two players PI and PII, which lasts rounds. At step , PI plays (if possible) pI P which is below pII for every PII responds with pII P pI . PI wins iff he can always pick some legal pI and there is some p P such that p pII for all

  6. CD8+ T cell antiviral activity: mechanism of induction and the suppression of emerging feline immunodeficiency virus strains

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    Phadke, Anagha

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ........................................ 93 12. Absolute CD8 + T lymphocyte counts until 11 weeks after infection of cats with varying doses of FIV-TX53 virus........................................ 94 13. Patterns of CD8? low expression... translation product of the FIV env gene is processed through proteolytic cleavage into the surface protein and the transmembrane protein (TM) (gp40) (Verschoor et al., 1993). Pancino et al. (1993b) have identified nine variable (V) regions throughout...

  7. Preparation and selected functional properties of protein products from commercial canola meal

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    Lin, Kuo-Min

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (65). Membrane Processes Membrane technology used in the food industry is actually a family of processes that includes reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, and the most recent addition of 15 nanofiltration Other membrane processes... used in the food industry include gas permeation (GP), pervaporation (PV), and electrodialysis (ED). This is the most complex technique in membrane separation since it rejects almost all dissolved solutes, including salts, sugars, and ions which have...

  8. Prototyping method for Bragg-type atom interferometers

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    Benton, Brandon; Krygier, Michael; Heward, Jeffrey; Edwards, Mark [Department of Physics, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia 30460-8031 (United States); Clark, Charles W. [Joint Quantum Insitute, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States)

    2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a method for rapid modeling of new Bragg ultracold atom-interferometer (AI) designs useful for assessing the performance of such interferometers. The method simulates the overall effect on the condensate wave function in a given AI design using two separate elements. These are (1) modeling the effect of a Bragg pulse on the wave function and (2) approximating the evolution of the wave function during the intervals between the pulses. The actual sequence of these pulses and intervals is then followed to determine the approximate final wave function from which the interference pattern can be calculated. The exact evolution between pulses is assumed to be governed by the Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) equation whose solution is approximated using a Lagrangian variational method to facilitate rapid estimation of performance. The method presented here is an extension of an earlier one that was used to analyze the results of an experiment [J. E. Simsarian et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2040 (2000)], where the phase of a Bose-Einstein condensate was measured using a Mach-Zehnder-type Bragg AI. We have developed both 1D and 3D versions of this method and we have determined their validity by comparing their predicted interference patterns with those obtained by numerical integration of the 1D GP equation and with the results of the above experiment. We find excellent agreement between the 1D interference patterns predicted by this method and those found by the GP equation. We show that we can reproduce all of the results of that experiment without recourse to an ad hoc velocity-kick correction needed by the earlier method, including some experimental results that the earlier model did not predict. We also found that this method provides estimates of 1D interference patterns at least four orders-of-magnitude faster than direct numerical solution of the 1D GP equation.

  9. Effects of implantation of Synovex (progesterone-estradiol) and castration in Holstein and Brown Swiss bull calves for beef production

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    Vergara, Francisco de Patino

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    "ra@-HE'LL 5~?. Cn?. X. . ~n?? @no Tech? yy 2~- 69? QS, TelK~ H+ K?~mezg, B, snQ G~, Q H LNA, ENeee yR ~ el eaaeeaeLm cad oC eeseosCevms p:ey~ oa migs getLe ~ CQKCSSS QQQSUECIIKXCI QS SCCQX8o ASSCo Do ETC ~ AQSZ4 Eeslhi, 4sGP~ Ki ~ +Lese's, J, lLM7+ Xke...

  10. A clarifier design technique for contact - stabilization plants in Texas

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    Boles, Michael Hayden

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on 2 800 gp ? overflow rate). The organic loading intensity was 0. 5 lb. d ft 80D per lb. MLSS, with 2000 ? mixed liquor suspended solids and 33 200 ~ DOS. Dick's example showed that when clarifiers for an ll, activated sludge process have... suspended solids concentration. The curve describing this relationship could be used to replace the Texas state standard and, thus, assure proper clarifier design for clarification and thickening. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The author w1shes to express his...

  11. Seite 1 von 6 Fachgebiet Rechnerarchitektur

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    Hoffmann, Rolf

    , C, Gout, Pout); input [4 : 1] G, P; input Cin; output [4 : 2] C; output Gout, Pout; assign Gout = G cla4(A, B, Cin, S, Cout, Gout, Pout); input [4 : 1] A, B; input Cin; output [4 : 1] S; output Cout, Gout, Pout; wire [4 : 1] G, P; wire [4 : 2] C; adderGP agp1(A[1], B[1], Cin, S[1], G[1], P[1]), agp2(A

  12. Characterization and agronomic potential of Tilemsi (Mali) rock phosphate

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    Samake, Odiaba

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the genetic variation and taxonomic affinities among populations of P, e. eremicus. I d d Bh aa ~hraak Previous analyses of chromosomal breaks have routinely required pooling individual data due to the small number of induced breaks per cell (e. g. Mc...: Cricetidae) VIII. Genome characterization of four species. Chromosomes Today 6: 167-176 Holmquist GP, Notara NA (1987) The magic of cytogenetic technology. Cytogenet 31-47 Hsu TC ( 1986) Genetic susceptibility to carci nogens. The Cancer Bulletin 38...

  13. IOP PUBLISHING CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 035004 (9pp) doi:10.1088/0264-9381/25/3/035004

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    Byer, Robert L.

    not to damage sensitive optical surfaces. PACS numbers: 04.80.Nn, 95.55.Ym, 07.60.Ly, 41.75.-i, 07.77.Ka, 79 damage or contaminate optical coatings in vacuum. For example, the GP-B UV lamps of figure 1 have distribution on insulators under UV illumination. (b) High flux UV radiation at or below 254 nm can potentially

  14. Adagio espressivo = 69-72 James Swearingen

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    De Bra, Paul

    Maestoso sub. 9 ..Solo Espressivo molto rit. G.P. 13 Allegro con spirito = 160 Tutti 17 Leggiero , 21 24. ..(solo, light tremolo) 120 Allegro con spirito = 160 Tutti... 124 Leggiero ..... 128 132 136 .... 140 Tutti Allegro con spirito = 160 j .. A QQ Q . . .Q . .

  15. LIVROS DIDTICOS E SUAS FUNES PARA O PROFESSOR DE MATEMTICA NO BRASIL E NA FRANA.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    LIVROS DIDÁTICOS E SUAS FUN??ES PARA O PROFESSOR DE MATEMÁTICA NO BRASIL E NA FRAN?A. Clovis Gomes (França) GP 0517 Psicologia da educação matemática ­UNICAMP Campinas SP (Brasil) Jean dois países. No Brasil a compra de livros didáticos pelo governo brasileiro envolve volumes e cifras de

  16. Two-phase compressibility factors for retrograde gases

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    Rayes, Daniel George

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of a liquid phase. Gas compressibility factors are used in the gas material balance equations. These equations are used to estimate initial gas in place and reserves. Normally gas compressibility factors are used when a reservoir fluid depletion.... 0 on a material balance plot. Dake's equation has limited usefulness because the initial gas in place G is an unknown in the field. Also note that Gp at the abandonment pressure is the ultimate reserves of the reservoir. We can also derive...

  17. A study of wind variation with time in the vicinity of the jet stream

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    Bandow, Donald Elmer

    1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of 'iiae in pertiai fulfillment of the requirements for the degree sf ::AiTKR C~ X;I'i~iC, . . a)or "ubgcct - eteorologf A ':"UDY CF WItJD VARIATIVif WI'O' TI. ', Z I. "' 'BK YICD'. IVY CF TIIE JET '8'lFIJU' A '?lanais by DCHAID ". IVLXDOV, CAl... ti48l ~ TABLE OP CONT&'. T: Pa+4 AL' ?RACT ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ o iii AC KNONLM&T ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Iv LIST CP TABLES ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Vi LIST GP PIGURLS...

  18. Anthranilimide based glycogen phosphorylase inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Part 3: X-ray crystallographic characterization, core and urea optimization and in vivo efficacy

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    Thomson, Stephen A.; Banker, Pierette; Bickett, D. Mark; Boucheron, Joyce A.; Carter, H. Luke; Clancy, Daphne C.; Cooper, Joel P.; Dickerson, Scott H.; Garrido, Dulce M.; Nolte, Robert T.; Peat, Andrew J.; Sheckler, Lauren R.; Sparks, Steven M.; Tavares, Francis X.; Wang, Liping; Wang, Tony Y.; Weiel, James E.; (GSKNC)

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Key binding interactions of the anthranilimide based glycogen phosphorylase a (GPa) inhibitor 2 from X-ray crystallography studies are described. This series of compounds bind to the AMP site of GP. Using the binding information the core and the phenyl urea moieties were optimized. This work culminated in the identification of compounds with single nanomolar potency as well as in vivo efficacy in a diabetic model.

  19. LEDS Global Partnership in Action: Advancing Climate-Resilient Low Emission Development Around the World (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many countries around the globe are designing and implementing low emission development strategies (LEDS). These LEDS seek to achieve social, economic, and environmental development goals while reducing long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increasing resiliency to climate change impacts. The LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) harnesses the collective knowledge and resources of more than 120 countries and international donor and technical organizations to strengthen climate-resilient low emission development efforts around the world.

  20. Parents and Families LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 1 Anonymous ++

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    Thelma M. and Brian T. Andersen'80'13P Lisa K. Anderson '73G and Irving J. Oppenheim '70G '04P Judy M. '69G and N. Craig Anderson '60 '91P 'F/S ++ Richard A. Anderson '03P Rodd N. Anderson '75 '77G '06P ++ Linny and Merrick G. Andlinger '11P Richard D. Andres '80 '06P ++ Mary Angis '07P Vincent E. Antes '08GP

  1. annual report of giving WINTER 2005 NEWSLETTER LEHIGH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT

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    Napier, Terrence

    -Grande '03 Charles E. Ahl, Jr. '40 '95GP ++ Christy L. Anderson '01 ++ Jill C. Anderson '91 'F/S Eliza S. Anderson '09P '11P Michael J. Anderson '09P '11P ++ Richard A. Anderson '03P Rodd N. Anderson '75 '77G '06P '73 '80G ++ James B. Birdsall '65 '70G '91P ++ Mary J. Bishop '00G 'F/S Marilyn R. Blacher-Reich '75

  2. Newsfront 10-16 March 2008, Issue 57

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    Ghimire, Yubaraj

    of Shivaratri. Two mistakes nf correspondent With just a month left for the polls to the constituent assembly, Prime Minister GP Koirala is giving conflicting messages regarding the party unity and the citizenship issue. According to senior leaders... Koirala and nephew Shekhar Koirala. PM Koiralas request was turned down by MJF leader Upendra Yadav and Bijay Gachchedar who are contest- ing election to the constituent assembly from Sunsari and Morang against Sujata and Shekhar respectively. PM Koirala...

  3. A soluble form of Epstein-Barr virus gH/gL inhibits EBV-induced membrane fusion and does not function in fusion

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    Rowe, Cynthia L. [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 (United States)] [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 (United States); Connolly, Sarah A. [Department of Health Sciences, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 60614 (United States)] [Department of Health Sciences, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 60614 (United States); Chen, Jia [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 (United States)] [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 (United States); Jardetzky, Theodore S. [Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States)] [Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States); Longnecker, Richard, E-mail: r-longnecker@northwestern.edu [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 (United States)] [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 (United States)

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigated whether soluble EBV gH/gL (sgH/gL) functions in fusion and made a series of truncations of gH/gL domains based on the gH/gL crystal structure. We found sgH/gL failed to mediate cell-cell fusion both when co-expressed with the other entry glycoproteins and when added exogenously to fusion assays. Interestingly, sgH/gL inhibited cell-cell fusion in a dose dependent manner when co-expressed. sgH/gL from HSV was unable to inhibit EBV fusion, suggesting the inhibition was specific to EBV gH/gL. sgH/gL stably binds gp42, but not gB nor gH/gL. The domain mutants, DI/gL, DI-II/gL and DI-II-III/gL were unable to bind gp42. Instead, DI-II/gL, DI-II-III/gL and sgH/gL but not DI/gL decreased the expression of gp42, resulting in decreased overall fusion. Overall, our results suggest that domain IV may be required for proper folding and the transmembrane domain and cytoplasmic tail of EBV gH/gL are required for the most efficient fusion.

  4. Quantum Bose liquids with logarithmic nonlinearity: Self-sustainability and emergence of spatial extent

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    Alexander V. Avdeenkov; Konstantin G. Zloshchastiev

    2011-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) equation is a long-wavelength approach widely used to describe the dilute Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC). However, in many physical situations, such as higher densities, this approximation unlikely suffices hence one might need models which would account for long-range correlations and multi-body interactions. We show that the Bose liquid described by the logarithmic wave equation has a number of drastic differences from the GP one. It possesses the self-sustainability property: while the free GP condensate tends to spill all over the available volume the logarithmic one tends to form a Gaussian-type droplet - even in the absence of an external trapping potential. The quasi-particle modes of the logarithmic BEC are shown to acquire a finite size despite the bare particles being assumed point-like, i.e., the spatial extent emerges here as a result of quantum many-body correlations. Finally, we study the elementary excitations and demonstrate that the background density changes the topological structure of their momentum space which, in turn, affects their dispersion relations. Depending on the density the latter can be of the massive relativistic, massless relativistic, tachyonic and quaternionic type.

  5. Ecological factors affecting growth and formation of sclerotia in Sclerotium rolfsii

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    Flados, Norman D.

    2013-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    L I B R A R Y A ft M COLLEGE OF TEXAS AftMtCOfLM ELfGFAT LXXAfGOSC CPtaG; LSe gtPcLGOtS tX TfMAhtGOL OP TfGiGAcurGGG2I PtMGTnn osg StAcLS el XMLetT L e2ddpgv*v2lr T3o02vvp! vl vHp Cg*!3*vp TJHll- lI vHp Lmg2J3-v3g*- *r! cpJH*r2J*- fl--pmp l...I GpD*d 2r 5*gv2*- I3-I2--0prv lI vHp gp132gp0prvd Ilg vHp !pmgpp lI etfGth t. .;OMtTt.;4 c*6 8)7? c*slg T3ospJv, .-*rv .*vHl-lm6 MOPhLh4

  6. Application of Gaussian Process Modeling to Analysis of Functional Unreliability

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    R. Youngblood

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper applies Gaussian Process (GP) modeling to analysis of the functional unreliability of a passive system. GPs have been used widely in many ways [1]. The present application uses a GP for emulation of a system simulation code. Such an emulator can be applied in several distinct ways, discussed below. All applications illustrated in this paper have precedents in the literature; the present paper is an application of GP technology to a problem that was originally analyzed [2] using neural networks (NN), and later [3, 4] by a method called Alternating Conditional Expectations (ACE). This exercise enables a multifaceted comparison of both the processes and the results. Given knowledge of the range of possible values of key system variables, one could, in principle, quantify functional unreliability by sampling from their joint probability distribution, and performing a system simulation for each sample to determine whether the function succeeded for that particular setting of the variables. Using previously available system simulation codes, such an approach is generally impractical for a plant-scale problem. It has long been recognized, however, that a well-trained code emulator or surrogate could be used in a sampling process to quantify certain performance metrics, even for plant-scale problems. Response surfaces were used for this many years ago. But response surfaces are at their best for smoothly varying functions; in regions of parameter space where key system performance metrics may behave in complex ways, or even exhibit discontinuities, response surfaces are not the best available tool. This consideration was one of several that drove the work in [2]. In the present paper, (1) the original quantification of functional unreliability using NN [2], and later ACE [3], is reprised using GP; (2) additional information provided by the GP about uncertainty in the limit surface, generally unavailable in other representations, is discussed; (3) a simple forensic exercise is performed, analogous to the inverse problem of code calibration, but with an accident management spin: given an observation about containment pressure, what can we say about the system variables? References 1. For an introduction to GPs, see (for example) Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning, C. E. Rasmussen and C. K. I. Williams (MIT, 2006). 2. Reliability Quantification of Advanced Reactor Passive Safety Systems, J. J. Vandenkieboom, PhD Thesis (University of Michigan, 1996). 3. Z. Cui, J. C. Lee, J. J. Vandenkieboom, and R. W. Youngblood, Unreliability Quantification of a Containment Cooling System through ACE and ANN Algorithms, Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 85, 178 (2001). 4. Risk and Safety Analysis of Nuclear Systems, J. C. Lee and N. J. McCormick (Wiley, 2011). See especially 11.2.4.

  7. Project management improves well control events

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    Oberlender, G.D. [Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States); Abel, L.W. [Wild Well Control Inc., Spring, TX (United States)

    1995-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    During a well control operation, the efficient use of personnel and equipment, through good project management techniques, contributes to increased safety and ensures a quality project. The key to a successful blowout control project is to use all resources in the most efficient manner. Excessive use of resources leads to unnecessary expenditures and delays in bringing the project under control. The Kuwait well control project, which involved more than 700 blowouts, was accomplished in a much shorter time (8 months) than first estimated (5 years). This improvement partly resulted from the application of sound project management techniques. These projects were prime examples of the need for a formal project management approach to handling wild well projects. There are many examples of projects that were successful in controlling wells but were economic disasters. Only through the effective application of project management can complex well control projects be completed in reasonable time frames at reasonable cost. The paper describes team management, project scope, organizational structures, scheduling, tracking models, critical path method, and decision trees.

  8. Oil and gas development in Middle East in 1987

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    Hemer, D.O.; Gohrbandt, K.H.A.; Phillips, C.B.

    1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Petroleum production in Middle East countries during 1987 totaled an estimated 4,500,500,000 bbl (an average rate of 12,330,137 b/d), up slightly from the revised 1986 total of 4,478,972,000 bbl. Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen Arab Republic had significant increases; Kuwait and Saudi Arabia had significant decreases. Production was established for the first time in People's Democratic Republic of Yemen. New fields went on production in Iraq, Oman, People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, and Syria, and significant oil discoveries were reported in Iraq, Oman, People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, Syria, and Yemen Arab Republic. The level of exploration increased in 1987 with new concessions awarded in some countries, drilling and seismic activities on the increase, new regions in mature areas explored for the first time, and significant reserve additions reported in new and old permits. The Iraq-Iran war still had a negative impact in some regions of the Middle East, particularly in and around the Gulf. 11 figs., 4 tabs.

  9. The impact of rising energy prices on household energy consumption and expenditure patterns: The Persian Gulf crisis as a case example

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    Henderson, L.J. (Baltimore Univ., MD (United States)); Poyer, D.A.; Teotia, A.P.S. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Systems Div.)

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent war between Iraq and an international alliance led by the United States triggered immediate increases in world oil prices. Increases in world petroleum prices and in US petroleum imports resulted in higher petroleum prices for US customers. In this report, the effects of the Persian Gulf War and its aftermath are used to demonstrate the potential impacts of petroleum price changes on majority, black, and Hispanic households, as well as on poor and nonpoor households. The analysis is done by using the Minority Energy Assessment Model developed by Argonne National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy (DOE). The differential impacts of these price increases and fluctuations on poor and minority households raise significant issues for a variety of government agencies, including DOE. Although the Persian Gulf crisis is now over and world oil prices have returned to their prewar levels, the differential impacts of rising energy prices on poor and minority households as a result of any future crisis in the world oil market remains a significant long-term issue.

  10. Kuwaiti reconstruction project unprecedented in size, complexity

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    Tippee, B.

    1993-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    There had been no challenge like it: a desert emirate ablaze; its main city sacked; the economically crucial oil industry devastated; countryside shrouded in smoke from oil well fires and littered with unexploded ordnance, disabled military equipment, and unignited crude oil. Like the well-documented effort that brought 749 burning wells under control in less than 7 months, Kuwaiti reconstruction had no precedent. Unlike the firefight, reconstruction is no-where complete. It nevertheless has placed two of three refineries back on stream, restored oil production to preinvasion levels, and repaired or rebuilt 17 of 26 oil field gathering stations. Most of the progress has come since the last well fire went out on Nov. 6, 1991. Expatriates in Kuwait since the days of Al-Awda- the return,' in Arabic- attribute much of the rapid progress under Al-Tameer- the reconstruction'- to decisions and preparations made while the well fires still raged. The article describes the planning for Al-Awda, reentering the country, drilling plans, facilities reconstruction, and special problems.

  11. Oil imports: US energy dependence remains high after the Gulf War

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    Cooper, M.H.

    1991-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    When Saddam Hussein sent his troops across the border into oil-rich Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990, the stage was set for yet another global oil shock. To most everyone's surprise, the gulf war's impact on oil supplies was less traumatic, in the long run, than expected. But the situation nonetheless forces the US to confront its continued dependence on oil imports. During the last major energy crisis, in 1978-1979, oil shortages resulted in higher prices and prompted Americans to save energy. Oil imports shrank. But the subsequent fall in oil prices prompted consumers to return to bigger, less-efficient cars, and oil imports climbed back up. Then Saddam plundered his neighbor, putting the torch to more than 500 Kuwaiti oil wells and sparking the US to re-examine its energy policies. This article examines the issues involved in increased U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Areas covered are history of U.S. oil dominance, postwar (WWII) import quotas, the birth of OPEC, Reagan and Bush Administration energy policies, gas mileage standards, and the future of continued dependence.

  12. CO sub 2 emissions from developing countries: Better understanding the role of energy in the long term

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    Sathaye, J.; Goldman, N. (eds.)

    1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent years have witnessed a growing recognition of the link between emissions of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and changes in the global climate. of all anthropogenic activities, energy production and use generate the single largest portion of these greenhouse gases. Although developing countries currently account for a small share of global carbon emissions, their contribution is increasing rapidly. Due to the rapid expansion of energy demand in these nations, the developing world's share in global modern energy use rose from 16 to 27 percent between 1970 and 1990. If the growth rates observed over the past 20 years persist, energy demand in developing nations will surpass that in the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) early in the 21st century. The study seeks to examine the forces that galvanize the growth of energy use and carbon emissions, to assess the likely future levels of energy and CO{sub 2} in selected developing nations and to identify opportunities for restraining this growth. The purpose of this report is to provide the quantitative information needed to develop effective policy options, not to identify the options themselves. A combined study was carried out for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates).

  13. High-pressure jet cutters improve capping operations

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    Abel, L.W.; Campbell, P.J.; Bowden, J.R. Sr. [Wild Well Control Inc., Spring, TX (United States)

    1995-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Advances in abrasive cutting technology have improved the methods for removing damaged equipment and preparing wellheads for capping. This technology, much of which was refined during well control operations in Kuwait in 1991, can improve the safety and efficiency of capping jobs by cutting wellheads or casing quickly and cleanly. The majority of well control jobs involve one of three types of capping operations: capping to a flange, capping by installing a wellhead, or capping to a casing stub. Capping operations are often the first major step in regaining control of the well during blowout intervention. Proper planning of a capping operation must take into account the mass flow rate, combustible nature of the flow, well bore geometry, and operations in the post-capping phase of the project. The paper discusses capping vehicles, tree removal, jet cutters, capping to a flange, capping to a stub, swallowing the stub, spin-on technique, capping on fire, stinging, offshore blowouts, firefighting, pollution control, intervention equipment, and rig removal.

  14. The oil policies of the Gulf Arab Nations

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    Ripple, R.D.; Hagen, R.E.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At its heart, Arab oil policy is inseparable from Arab economic and social policy. This holds whether we are talking about the Arab nations as a group or each separately. The seven Arab nations covered in this report-Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates--participate in several organizations focusing on regional cooperation regarding economic development, social programs, and Islamic unity, as well as organizations concerned with oil policies. This report focuses on the oil-related activities of the countries that may reveal the de facto oil policies of the seven Persian Gulf nations. Nevertheless it should be kept in mind that the decision makers participating in the oil policy organizations are also involved with the collaborative efforts of these other organizations. Oil policies of five of the seven Arab nations are expressed within the forums of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC). Only Oman, among the seven, is not a member of either OAPEC or OPEC; Bahrain is a member of OAPEC but not of OPEC. OPEC and OAPEC provide forums for compromise and cooperation among their members. Nevertheless, each member state maintains its own sovereignty and follows its own policies. Each country deviates from the group prescription from time to time, depending upon individual circumstances.

  15. Smoke plumes from Kuwaiti oil fires as atmospheric experiment of opportunity: An early look. Final report, Mar-Oct 91

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    Bauer, E.

    1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document sets in context the smoke plume phenomenology associated with the large number of oil fires lit by the Iraqi military in Kuwait in February 1991, and which are probably the worst man-made air pollution event in human history. Based on the simple phenomenology given here, and considered an unfortunate 'experiment of opportunity', the question is raised of what actions should be taken, and what one can hope to learn from these events. From the standpoint of SDIO, most of the basic physical elements of the fire and smoke phenomenology appear to be understood although there are some new effects and the initial quantitative predictions of the experts appear to differ significantly from the results of the detailed measurements. Many observations have been made. They require analysis followed by review and publication before being incorporated in the DoD integrated phenomenology models. This document represents an early look at the smoke plumes before most of the observations have been analyzed, reviewed, and published; its main function is to raise questions that should be addressed more carefully later.

  16. Strategic Petroleum Reserve quarterly report

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    Not Available

    1991-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This August 15, 1991, Strategic Petroleum Reserve Quarterly Report describes activities related to the site development, oil acquisition, budget and cost of the Reserve during the period April 1, 1991, through June 30, 1991. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve storage facilities development program is proceeding on schedule. The Reserve's capacity is currently 726 million barrels. A total of 5.5 million barrels of new gross cavern volume was developed at Big Hill and Bayou Choctaw during the quarter. There were no crude oil deliveries to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve during the calendar quarter ending June 30, 1991. Acquisition of crude oil for the Reserve has been suspended since August 2, 1990, following the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. As of June 30, 1991, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve inventory was 568.5 million barrels. The reorganization of the Office of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve became effective June 28, 1991. Under the new organization, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project Management Office in Louisiana will report to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Program Office in Washington rather than the Oak Ridge Field Office in Tennessee. 2 tabs.

  17. World crude output overcomes Persian Gulf disruption

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    Not Available

    1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Several OPEC producers made good on their promises to replace 2.7 MMbpd of oil exports that vanished from the world market after Iraq took over Kuwait. Even more incredibly, they accomplished this while a breathtaking 1.2- MMbopd reduction in Soviet output took place during the course of 1991. After Abu Dhabi, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela turned the taps wide open, their combined output rose 2.95 MMbopd. Put together with a 282,000-bopd increase by Norway and contributions from smaller producers, this enabled world oil production to remain within 400,000 bopd of its 1990 level. The 60.5-MMbopd average was off by just 0.7%. This paper reports that improvement took place in five of eight regions. Largest increases were in Western Europe and Africa. Greatest reductions occurred in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Fifteen nations produced 1 MMbopd or more last year, compared with 17 during 1990.

  18. Need for refining capacity creates opportunities for producers in Middle East

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    Ali, M.S.S. (Bahrain National Oil Co., Awali (Bahrain))

    1994-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Oil industry interest in refining has revived in the past few years in response to rising oil consumption. The trend creates opportunities, for countries in the Middle East, which do not own refining assets nearly in proportion to their crude oil reserved. By closing this gap between reserves and refining capacity, the countries can ease some of the instability now characteristic of the oil market. Some major oil producing countries have begun to move downstream. During the 1980s, Venezuela, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya, and other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries acquired refining assets through direct total purchase or joint ventures. Nevertheless, the oil industry remains largely unintegrated, with the Middle East holding two thirds of worldwide oil reserves but only a small share downstream. As worldwide refining capacity swings from a period of surplus toward one in which the need for new capacity will be built. The paper discusses background of the situation, shrinking surplus, investment requirements, sources of capital, and shipping concerns.

  19. Middle East crisis and US energy policy

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    Not Available

    1990-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The worldwide embargo of oil from Iraq and Kuwait imposed following Iraq's Aug. 2 takeover of its neighbor cut world oil supply by an estimated 4.3 million barrels per day--7 percent of world production. Other major oil producers, notably Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, are stepping up their production and are expected to make up for most of the shortfall--at least for awhile. As a result, the International Energy Agency, the 21-member agency set up in the 1970s to respond to such emergencies, expects world oil supplies to be adequate through October. But two factors complicate matters in the long run: the drawdown of inventories in August that cut out a cushion that could have been used later and the use now of excess OPEC production capacity that was expected to be used this winter. The result is that the increase in cold weather demand could bring on a 3 million bpd shortage this winter, which would push prices higher.

  20. CO{sub 2} emissions from developing countries: Better understanding the role of energy in the long term. Volume 4, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries

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    Sathaye, J.; Goldman, N. [eds.

    1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent years have witnessed a growing recognition of the link between emissions of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and changes in the global climate. of all anthropogenic activities, energy production and use generate the single largest portion of these greenhouse gases. Although developing countries currently account for a small share of global carbon emissions, their contribution is increasing rapidly. Due to the rapid expansion of energy demand in these nations, the developing world`s share in global modern energy use rose from 16 to 27 percent between 1970 and 1990. If the growth rates observed over the past 20 years persist, energy demand in developing nations will surpass that in the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) early in the 21st century. The study seeks to examine the forces that galvanize the growth of energy use and carbon emissions, to assess the likely future levels of energy and CO{sub 2} in selected developing nations and to identify opportunities for restraining this growth. The purpose of this report is to provide the quantitative information needed to develop effective policy options, not to identify the options themselves. A combined study was carried out for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates).

  1. Tectonic synthesis of the northern Arabian platform

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    Everett, J.R.; Russell, O.R.; Stasxkowski, R.J.; Loyd, S.P.; Tabbutt, V.M. (Earth Satellite Corp., Chevy Chase, MD (USA)); Dolan, P.; Stein, A. (Dolan and Associates, Richmond (England)); Scott, J. (Petroleum Geological Analysis, Ltd., Reading (England))

    1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The creation and destruction of Tethys oceans from the early Mesozoic to the present has created a complex suture zone along the Zagros/Bitlus trend. The fundamental interactions are between the Arabian and Euasian plates, but several microplates trapped between the major plates further complicate the tectonic fabric of the region. On the west, the Arabian plate slides past the African plate and the Sinai microplate along the Levant fault. The Palmyrides are related to a bend in this plate boundary and are not an offset extension of the Syrian arc. As Arabia penetrates Eurasia the Anatolian block is escaping to the west along the northern (right-lateral) and eastern (left-lateral) faults. Convergence of the Eurasian and Arabian plates resulted in ophiolite abduction (Late Cretaceous), followed by continent-continent collision (Miocene to present). The zone of collision is marked by the Bitlis-Zagrosa suture. Structural features associated with the collision include overthrusting, impactogens, and complexly folded and faulted mountain systems. Intensity and complexity of structuring decreases southward into open long-wavelength folds on the Arabian Platform. The fortuitous combination of rich source rocks, abundant reservoir rocks with primary and fracture porosity, and numerous trapping structures make this an extraordinary prolific hydrocarbon province. A structural and lithologic interpretation of 53 contiguous Landsat Multispectral Scanner scenes covering all of Syria, Iraq, and Kuwait, and portions of Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia has provided insights into the tectonic history of this area and its hydrocarbon accumulation.

  2. Recoil Polarization Measurements of the Proton Electromagnetic Form Factor Ratio to High Momentum Transfer

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    Andrew Puckett

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electromagnetic form factors of the nucleon characterize the effect of its internal structure on its response to an electromagnetic probe as studied in elastic electronnucleon scattering. These form factors are functions of the squared four-momentum transfer Q2 between the electron and the proton. The two main classes of observables of this reaction are the scattering cross section and polarization asymmetries, both of which are sensitive to the form factors in different ways. When considering large f momentum transfers, double-polarization observables offer superior sensitivity to the electric form factor. This thesis reports the results of a new measurement of the ratio of the electric and magnetic form factors of the proton at high momentum transfer using the recoil polarization technique. A polarized electron beam was scattered from a liquid hydrogen target, transferring polarization to the recoiling protons. These protons were detected in a magnetic spectrometer which was used to reconstruct their kinematics, including their scattering angles and momenta, and the position of the interaction vertex. A proton polarimeter measured the polarization of the recoiling protons by measuring the azimuthal asymmetry in the angular distribution of protons scattered in CH2 analyzers. The scattered electron was detected in a large acceptance electromagnetic calorimeter in order to suppress inelastic backgrounds. The measured ratio of the transverse and longitudinal polarization components of the scattered proton is directly proportional to the ratio of form factors GpE=GpM. The measurements reported in this thesis took place at Q2 =5.2, 6.7, and 8.5 GeV2, and represent the most accurate measurements of GpE in this Q2 region to date.

  3. Acetone as a solvent for extraction of cottonseed oil

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    Hui, In-Wai

    1950-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ACETONE AS A SOLVENT FOR EXTRACTION GP COTTONSEED OIL A Thesis In-Wai Hui June 1950 Approval as to style and content recommended c t Head oi' the Department of Chemical Engineering ACETONE AS A SOLVENT FOR EXT "ACTION OF COTTONSEED OIL A... Thesis In-Nai Hui June 1950 ACETONE AS A SOLVENT FOR EXTRACTION QF COTTONSEED OIL A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas Partis1 Fulfillment of the Recuirements for the Degree of Master of Science...

  4. Method Development of Characterization of N-linked Glycoproteins in Mass Spectrometry

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    Zhang, Ying

    2008-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    in the instruments used in my research. I would also like to thank Dr. Barton F. Haynes, Dr. Hua-Xin Liao, and Laura L. Sutherland at Duke Human Vaccine Research Institute (Duke University, Durham, NC) for supplying HIV Env proteins for my research. I warmly thank......115 V. Determination of disulfide bond arrangement of HIV Env protein CON-S gp140 ?CFI by LC/ESI-FTICR mass spectrometry. 5.1. Introduction120 5.2. Experimental section...124 5.3. Results...

  5. Absorption, translocation and accumulation of arsenic in cotton and Johnsongrass as influenced by rate, surfactants, and time of application of methanearsonate herbicides

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    Havelka, Ulysses Daniel

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . suppressed regrowth of Johnsongrass (So~rhum h 1 o (L. ) P . ) 'h t did *t 1* ly *ff. t y*. ttt (G~s ?1 hl ts L. ). DS!(X and It'. Si'L(A are the sodium salts of' methanearsonic acid. (Y~) ~ L)~ is a water-soluble pentavalent organic arsenical acid which...ABSOPPTION, TRANSLOCATIGN AND ACCUPiULATIGN OF ARSENIC IN COTTGN AND JOHNSONGRASS AS INFLUENCED BY RATE, SUPFACTAiNTS, AND TIiZ 0: APPLICATION GP FXTHANEARSONATE HERBICIDES A Thesis ULYSSES D. HAVZLKA Subaltt d to the Graduate Collepe...

  6. Design and synthesis of disubstituted thiophene and thiazole based inhibitors of JNK

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    Hom, Roy K.; Bowers, Simeon; Sealy, Jennifer M.; Truong, Anh P.; Probst, Gary D.; Neitzel, Martin L.; Neitz, R. Jeffrey; Fang, Larry; Brogley, Louis; Wu, Jing; Konradi, Andrei W.; Sham, Hing L.; Tth, Gergely; Pan, Hu; Yao, Nanhua; Artis, Dean R.; Quinn, Kevin; Sauer, John-Michael; Powell, Kyle; Ren, Zhao; Bard, Frdrique; Yednock, Ted A.; Griswold-Prenner, Irene (Elan)

    2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    From high throughput screening, we discovered compound 1, the prototype for a series of disubstituted thiophene inhibitors of JNK which is selective towards closely related MAP kinases p38 and Erk2. Herein we describe the evolution of these compounds to a novel class of thiophene and thiazole JNK inhibitors that retain favorable solubility, permeability, and P-gp properties for development as CNS agents for treatment of neurodegeneration. Compound 61 demonstrated JNK3 IC{sub 50} = 77 nM and retained the excellent broad kinase selectivity observed for the series.

  7. An Effective Method of Accelerating Bose Gases Using Magnetic Coils

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    Lu, Haichang; Zhai, Yueyang; Pan, Ruizhi; Yang, Shifeng

    2014-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    cloud. The condensate was accelerated and the transition from the pure super-radiant regime to the Bragg scattering regime appeared. Bloch oscillations of Bose-Einstein condensates with a certain velocity in one dimensional optical lattice was observed... .7? and 0.2?, respectively. Using QUIC trap apparently makes the control and cooling much easier compared to using other traps. The power source is TAKASAGO.s GP 35 ? 50R. It has two operating modes: constant voltage mode in which the stability can...

  8. Shallow meteoric alteration and burial diagenesis of massive dolomite in the Castle Reef Formation, northwest Montana

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    Whitsitt, Philip Mark

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ), Sawmill Creek (SC), Half Dome Crag (HDC), Morningstar Mountain (MM), Mount Field (MF), Gateway Pass (GP), North Fork of Dupuyer Creek (NFD), South Fork of Dupuyer Creek (SFD), Volcano Reef (VR), North Fork of Teton River (NFT), Teton River (TR), Cave...SHALLOW METEORIC ALTERATION AND BURIAL DIAGENESIS OF MASSIVE DOLOM I TE I N THE CASTLE REEF FORMAT I ON ~ NORTHWEST MONTANA A Thesis by PHILIP MARK WHITSITT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial...

  9. Newsfront 25 February - 2 March 2008, Issue 55

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    Ghimire, Yubaraj

    that to assist in the peace process simply sounds hollow. It has only acted as a pliable tool in the hand of the government which looks like a privately run institution where just three individuals, GP Koirala, Madhav Nepal and Prachanda seem to matter. It all... in this endeavor with hardly any bloodshed and major problems at the time. It does not help to simply brush off his comment saying that he holds an old mindset and his thoughts are outdated. In fact, the Nepalis would be insulting the intelligence and contribution...

  10. The environment of deposition and reservoir characterization of the Simpson Rocks (Middle Ordovician) at the Scully Field, Marion County, Kansas

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    McRae, Martha Fay

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    undnf Sll undlh Ma uaketo m Galena Gp. Deep ah Shale a mr i lii. nwaod Fm St Peter Sandstone Shalmpee Fm Jordan/sl Lawrence Fms Doris Ffn wiwtteiYe Fm Mt Simoh Salldshwie 7 Figure 4. Generalized correlation chart of the Paleozoic... for individual wells. 80 INTRODUCIlON The lower Paleozoic rocks in the cratonic interior of North America are characterized by relatively thick sections of carbonate rocks separated by thin sections of quartzose sheet sandstones and rarely shales. The facies...

  11. Chemicals for Plant Disease Control at Home

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    Ong, Kevin

    2007-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    name/type Product name Brand T/O V F 1. biological Serenade Garden Disease Control Agraquest y y y 2. botanical Lawn & Turf Fungicide Garlic GP y n n E-rase RTU Monterey y y y Organic Rose & Flower Spray Greenlight y n n Paradigm Parkway Research y n n... product Oil and Lime Sulfur Bonide y n y 8. mancozeb Mancozeb Flowable Bonide y y n Dithane M-45 Southern Ag y y n 9. maneb Maneb Garden Fungicide Hi-Yield y y n 10. myclobutanil F-Stop Fertilome y n n Fung-Away Systemic Lawn Fungicide Granules Greenlight...

  12. Giant Pulses in Pulsar PSR J1752+2359

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    A. A. Ershov; A. D. Kuzmin

    2006-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the detection of Giant Pulses (GPs) in the pulsar PSR J1752+2359. The energy of the strongest GP exceeds the energy of the average pulse by a factor of 200, in which it stands out from all known pulsars with GPs. PSR J1752+2359 as well as the previously detected PSR B0031-07 and PSR B1112+50, belongs to the first group of pulsars found to have GPs without a high magnetic field at the light cylinder.

  13. Analytically derived limits on short-range fifth forces from quantum states of neutrons in the Earth's gravitational field

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    Alexander Westphal; Hartmut Abele; Stefan Baessler

    2007-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, quantum states of ultra-cold neutrons in the Earth's gravitational field have been observed for the first time. From the fact that they are consistent with Newtonian gravity on the 10 %-level, analytical limits on alpha and lambda of short-range Yukawa-like additional interactions are derived between lambda = 1 micrometer and 1 mm. We arrive for lambda > 10 micrometer at alpha < 2 \\cdot 10^11 at 90 % confidence level. This translates into a limit g_s g_p / (\\hbar c) < 2 \\cdot 10^{-15} on the pseudo-scalar coupling of axions in the previously experimentally unaccessible astrophysical axion window.

  14. Targeting carrier-mediated transport to improve the blood-brain barrier permeation of paclitaxel

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    Desino, Kelly Elizabeth; Audus, Kenneth L.; Ge, Haibo; Georg, Gunda I.; Oyetunji, Jariat; Spletstoser, J. T.; Turunen, B. J.

    2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    with an amide ester of succinate attached at the C7 position shows a dramatic increase in interaction with P-gp as compared to JO1-57 in which the amide ester of succinate is attached at the C10 position. The difference between TX-295 and JO 3-57 is less...TARGETING CARRIER-MEDIATED TRANSPORT TO IMPROVE THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER PERMEATION OF PACLITAXEL Kelly E. Desino1, Kenneth L. Audus1, Haibo Ge2, Gunda I. Georg2, Jariat Oyetunji2, Jared T. Spletstoser2, and Brandon J. Turunen2 University of Kansas...

  15. A study of linear programming and methods for programming the simplex method

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    Watson, Warren Wallace

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Techniques, Johns Hopkins Press, Maryland (1958). 8. Symonds, G. H. , Linear Programmin: The Solution of Refinin Problems, Esso Standard Oil Company, New York (1955). CM*R*h' 1 dW tth, ~tt-ot t Anal sis: An A praisal, Volume 18, Princeton University Press... of the Air Force organized a research group under the title Project SCOOP (Scientific Computation of Optimal Programs) ~ As a direct result of thts research project Dantzig devised the first system- t' p d 1*~ii tg g 11' p g ' gp gt . Tli new method...

  16. Macrogeographic variation of nuclear microsatellite loci in an endangered species, Eumetopiias jubatus

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    Trujillo, Robert Greg

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in 1989 (Loughlin et al. , 1992). Population numbers in the United States have declined by about 75'/o over the past 20 years (Calkins et al. , 1999). As a result of this decline, the Steller sea lion was listed as threatened under the United States... sea lions have declined in numbers. Pascual and Adkison (1994) used deterministic and stochastic This thesis follows the style and format of the Journal of Mammalogy. ga agg $R'ggc. g co ca pm l al ac aa ca Eca Og ~O, ~Ape a g g gp al cl v...

  17. A model of the large hydraulic gradient at Yucca Mountain, Nevada Test Site, based on hydraulic conductivity contrasts between Cenozoic and Paleozoic rocks

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    Strom, Eric William

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A MODEL OF THE LARGE HYDRAULIC GRADIENT AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA TEST SITE, BASED ON HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY CONTRASTS BETWEEN CENOZOIC AND PALEOZOIC ROCKS A Thesis ERIC WILLIAM STROM Submitted to the Offic of Graduate Studies of Texas A.... 4m W&~~ &&go~'~o~~i gp ??g Y, ) 4r y. odtli' ~ 6. A MODEL OF THE LARGE HYDRAULIC GRADIENT AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA TEST SITE, BASED ON HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY CONTRASTS BETWEEN CENOZOIC AND PALEOZOIC ROCKS A Thesis ERIC WILLIAM STROM...

  18. Computationally efficient double hybrid density functional theory using dual basis methods

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    Byrd, Jason N

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the application of the recently developed dual basis methods of Head-Gordon and co-workers to double hybrid density functional computations. Using the B2-PLYP, B2GP-PLYP, DSD-BLYP and DSD-PBEP86 density functionals, we assess the performance of dual basis methods for the calculation of conformational energy changes in C$_4$-C$_7$ alkanes and for the S22 set of noncovalent interaction energies. The dual basis methods, combined with resolution-of-the-identity second-order M{\\o}ller-Plesset theory, are shown to give results in excellent agreement with conventional methods at a much reduced computational cost.

  19. A straightening law for the Drinfel'd Lagrangian Grassmannian

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    Ruffo, James Vincent

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    , Musili, Seshadri, and others (see [23, 35] and references therein) developed standard mono- mial theory to study the flag varieties G/Q, where G is a semisimple algebraic group 4 and Q ? G is a parabolic subgroup. These spaces have a decomposition... and defining ideals. A key part of standard monomial theory is that anyG/P (P a maximal parabolic subgroup) has a projective embedding with coordinates such that the defining ideal of G/P takes the form of a straightening law (Definition 2.45). This idea...

  20. A study of freeway traffic volume control

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    Smith, Edwin McMurray

    1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LI8 RARY i & m ceLLCSE el' lEXAe A STUDY GP FRE8NAY TRAFFIC VOLUME CONTROL Mwin McMurray Smith A Thesis Submitteh to the GracLuate School of the Agricultural ant Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements...; to Mr. W. H. Carsten, Director, Department of Traffic Control, City of Dallas; to Mr. W. E. Carmichael, District Engineer, Texas Highway Department; and to the Texas Transportation Institute for furnishing the data which were analyzed for this thesis...